Warrant Books: May 1713, 16-31

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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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May 1713, 16-31

May 16
[? 17].
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Lord Treasurer to appoint Receivers General of the Land Tax anno 1713. (Privy seal dated May 22 hereon.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 133.
May 16. Money warrant for 1,104l. 2s. 2¼d. to the executors of George Lillington for 1710 May 15 to 1711 June 22 on the moiety of the 2,000l. per an. salary of Robert Lowther, Captain General and Governor in Chief of the island of Barbados and several other islands and places in America, being the time during which the said Lillington acted as Commander in Chief of the said Islands; he having been sworn in as President of the Council and Commander in Chief of said Islands on the 15 May 1710 and the said Lowther having arrived there on the 22 June 1711. (Money order dated May 20 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 231. Order Book VIII, p. 298a.
Letter of direction for 4,360l. 13s. 9d. to Charles Eversfeild, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance: out of moneys now remaining in the Exchequer of the Contributions on the Class Lottery anno 1712: and is intended to be applied to Land Services [of the Ordnance] and to be taken as part of 589,839l. 17s. 4d. voted to make good the deficiency of the grants anno 1711 and as in full of the Ordnance proportion of that Deficiency. Disposition Book XXII, p. 110.
T. Harley to Capt. Nevill to report on the enclosed petition [missing] from Capt. Paget et al. complaining that whilst they were prisoners they received but half subsistence and that they are not paid so far as other prisoners of the same Brigade. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 422.
May 16. T. Harley to the Earl of Portmore to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts concerning Mr. Lawrence's drugs and medicines. Ibid., p. 423.
Same to the Earl of Dartmouth enclosing the Postmaster General's state of the case relating to the correspondence between this Kingdom and France and the project of a Treaty for settling same. Please forward same “in the most authentick manner” to the Duke of Shrewsbury, her Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary to France, to the end he may put this affair into some method by which the correspondence between both kingdoms may be speedily settled. I also enclose the Customs Commissioners’ report on the Portugal Envoy's memorial concerning Duties on wines of Portugal, which memorial you sent to my Lord Treasurer in your letter of the 11th inst. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the case of a vessel belonging to Calais and bound for Norway but lately seized by the Customs offices at Sole Bay. Ibid., p. 424.
Same to the Board of Ordnance. By order of Council the Queen has directed proper stores out of your Office to be sent to Virginia for defence of her subjects against the Indians. You are to take care that the time for sending them be not lost. Ibid., p. 425.
Same to the Commissioners for Trade. The Postmasters General have represented to my Lord the loss which the Post Office revenue in North America is like to suffer by the currency of Paper Bills throughout her Majesty's Dominions there. Please consider same as well with respect to her Majesty's revenues in general as to the mischief which must attend the trade of her subjects in those parts when it is carried on by a specie that has no Fond to support the same. Propose what you think fit for her Majesty to do therein. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Cawthorp of London, apothecary, shewing that his father William Cawthorp of Lincoln, gent., was Receiver General for the Lindsey Division part of Co. Lincoln, for upwards of 40 years and at his death was charged with 5,008l. 18s. 8½d. arrear on the Land Tax anno 1706 and his effects were seized to the value of 700l: therefore praying leave to lay his deplorable case before the House of Commons, being unable to raise more than 100l. to meet his bond as a surety for his father. Reference Book IX, p. 121.
Treasurer Oxford to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mris. Elizabeth Jones, daughter of Sir Richard Kennedy, late a Baron of the Exchequer, Ireland, praying a grant of her brother's forfeited estate, of which she has been the discoverer as she alleges. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 313.
May 17. Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to set Thomas Hammond, merchant, at liberty from his imprisonment for tobacco Duties.
Prefixing: statement of opinion by the Attorney General and report by the Customs Commissioners on the case. In Sept. 1711 bonds of his amounting to 2,860l. 5s. 6½d. were put in suit, he being in decaying circumstances and his person and effects were seized. His share in the ship Worcester confiscated in North Britain amounted to 1,250l. and the share of Samson Mears, one of his sureties, amounted to about 1,200l. and likewise 900l. (being the share of John Glover) was found to be a debt to petitioner. These sums have been stopped at the Treasury [out of the payments made by direction of Parliament to the sufferers by the confiscation of the Worcester]. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 30–32.
May 18. Warrant by same to Spencer Compton to pay 100l. to Hugh Speke as royal bounty. Money Book XXII, p. 228.
Letter of direction for 52l. 11s. 2d. to John How, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons: out of Contributions on the Class Lottery anno 1712: and is intended for the clearings of the non-commission Offices who are ordered to be reduced out of the several Regiments in Great Britain from 1712 Aug. 25 to Dec. 21 following. Disposition Book XXII, p. 111.
Same for 59,258l. 11s. 10d. to same: out of the moneys now remaining in the Exchequer [of the loans] on Land Tax anno 1713: and is for the services following: viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 636,888l. 14s. 10d. for Land Forces for six months from 22 Dec. 1712 to 23 June 1713.
for subsistence to the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain and is (together with 36,738l. 18s. 0d. already paid) to complete 74,346l. 1s. 7d. for 89 days' subsistence from 23 Feb. 1712–13 to May 22nd inst. 37,607 3 7
for 89 days' subsistence for the Garrisons in North Britain for the same time 1,130 0 1
for 185 days' subsistence for the garrison of Annapolis Royal from the 27th Dec. 1712. to the 24th June next according to the Establishment. 2,193 19 6
for 124 days' pay for the Offices of the Company late at Newfoundland from the 22 Dec. 1712 to the 24th April last. 144 19 5
for 94 days' pay for the Captain General and several other General Officers from the 22 Dec. 1712 to the 25 March last 2,205 7 0
on account of Contingencies for one quarter's allowance for the Secretary at War's and Comptrollers [of Army Accounts'] Offices to the same time 577 10 0
for 63 days' pay for the several Garrisons in South Britain from the 22 Dec. 1712 to the 22 February last. 2,803 0 11
on account of the pay of the 12 Companies of Invalids to subsist them from the 23 February 1712 to the 24 June next 2,400 0 0
to repay the Bank of England the like sum borrowed of them the 16 March last on a deposit of tallies and orders on Malt anno 1712 8,300 0 0
for clearings of the non-commissioned Officers who are ordered to be reduced out of the several Regiments in Great Britain from the 22 December 1712 to the 24 May inst. 68 0 4
for 12 days' full pay to the Regiments of Horse and Dragoons and 14 days' subsistence and an allowance of 3s. to each man for his sword to the Foot Regiments as of her Majesty's royal bounty for the non-commissioned Officers and private men ordered to be reduced. 1,828 11 0
£59,258 11 10
Disposition Book XXII, pp. 112–13.
May 18. T. Harley to the Secretary at War enclosing the Duke of Ormonde's reply [missing] to my Lord Treasurer's letter, supra, p. 213, about the muster rolls of the Forces in Flanders being returned complete. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 426.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests. The Navy Commissioners report the 5th inst. (on the memorial of Lord Berkeley and Lady Shovell, ut supra, p. 177) that they do not conceive how any perfect [Navy] bills can be made out by them [the Navy Commissioners] for the Marine Regiments heretofore commanded by Lord Berkeley and Sir Cloudesley Shovell: but that on the contrary the said imprests should be discharged in the proper Office in the Exchequer. My Lord Treasurer “desires to know whether the accomptants have endeavoured the passing of their accounts according to the course of the Exchequer and what are the obstructions which have hindered or delayed the same; that so in all reasonable cases where aid and assistance is wanting such orders and assistance may be given as shall be just and equitable.”
I also enclose Mr. Paul Methwyn's demands for his charges in passing his father's accounts “which he prays to be allowed inasmuch as his father never had any salary as he alleges for taking care of the public money. My Lord desires you to inspect the said accounts and observe what profit or advantage have arisen or been allowed to the petitioner or his father therein. Ibid.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners enclosing a representation [missing] from the Chamberlain of London concerning the loss happening in the revenue of House money [Duty] and the difficulties that will attend the passing of his account for want of proper assessments for the Inns of Court, there being (as he alleges) no Justices of Peace to execute the Acts there. Please consult the Attorney General for remedy thereof. Ibid., p. 427.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works. Mr. Wise has represented that one Elizabeth Hounson is in possession of a house at Hampton Court which belongs to him as her Majesty's gardener, and that she refuses to quit the same though often requested so to do. Please report hereon. Ibid., p. 428.
May 18. Treasury reference to Mr. Brydges of the petition of Messrs. Vanderkaa and Castano, the undertakers for the bread and bread waggons for the Forces in Flanders anno 1712, shewing that they have prepared their accounts by which they demand fl. 173,687 19s. 0½d. for the balance thereof but there being some articles that are not within their contract and other mistakes the balance is reduced to fl. 105,559 4s. 07/8d.: therefore praying provision for their satisfaction. Reference Book IX, p. 122.
May 19. Warrant dormant by Treasurer Oxford to Henry Ferne, Customs Cashier, for payment of the salary of Richard Holmes as Inspector and Examiner of the several parchment Books of the patent and other officers of the Customs in all the [out] ports of England, Wales and Berwick on Tweed: as from 1712 June 24: being 300l. per an. for himself and clerks. Money Book XXII, pp. 231–2.
Money order for 5,000l. to John Holbech, gent.: as imprest and upon account to be by him applied towards payment of such wages, bills and other allowances as have been usually satisfied in the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber according to Establishments or other proper warrants signed or to be signed in that behalf. Order Book VIII, p. 295.
T. Harley to Mr. How. Col. Moody, who is going Lieut. Governor of Placentia, has prayed payment of 1,687l. 18s. 0d. which (with 758l. 2s. 0d.) already paid will (as he alleges) be sufficient to answer the demands of the Garrison intended for that place for one whole year. Please report thereon and on the whole affair of the said garrison with respect to provisions, clothing and money “under which last head you'll please to consider what will accrue by exchange.” Out Letters (General) XX, p. 427.
Treasurer Oxford to the Earl of Abingdon. By an Act of 9 Wm. III, c. 33, 2,000 acres, part of the waste of New Forest, were to be enclosed by navy timber and thereafter 200 acres more yearly for 20 years. How far has the said Act been complied with and what method is most proper for the effectual putting it in execution for the future? Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Reup for the release from quarantine of six ships (of which only the Thomas and Elizabeth and the William and Martha are named). Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 19.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to same, on an order in Council of the 18th inst., to release from quarantine the ship Charity, John Serjeant master, from Konigsberg with plank; on the petition of Henry Norris.
the William and Elizabeth, Stephen Newman master, from Gavell [Gefle] with iron and deals; on the petition of Henry Erthman. Ibid., p. 20.
Treasury reference to the Leather Commissioners of the petition of the tanners and leather dressers of the West Riding of Yorkshire complaining that the officers there refuse to admit them to sell the pates or heads of hides (tanned there for bend leather) ad valorem under pretence that the said bends were shaved contrary to the intent of the late Acts of Parliament; praying “that said pates may be admitted to market only paying Duty ad valorem and to cut the said pates and bends according to the custom always in use in that country.” Reference Book IX, p. 121.
May 19. Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to deliver to the Robes six suits for the head and eight pair of ruffles, and eight tuckers of the finest Brussels lace; 128 yards of broad Macklin [Mechlin] lace and 46 yards of narrow Macklin lace for her Majesty's royal person: to an estimate of 1,800l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 26.
Warrant by same to Sir William Windham, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for paying Major General Holmes, Major to the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards, 93l. 7s. 6d. for new furniture provided for the Guard Rooms at St. James's, Windsor, and the Tilt Yard.
Prefixing: report by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on said Holmes's memorial.
Appending: schedule of said furniture. Ibid., p. 77.
May 20. Money warrant for 250l. to Thomas, Earl of Kinnoul, in further part of the arrears due to him on a perpetuity of 1,000l. per an.: viz. for one quarter from Xmas 1690 to Lady day 1691: to be satisfied out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty. Money Book XXII, p. 232.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 100l. to Mrs. Rosamond Polexfen: as royal bounty.
100l. to Dame Anne Silvius: as same. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 116,442l. 10s. 0d. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of money now remaining in the Exchequer of loans on the Land Tax anno 1713: and is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
£ s. d.
to the head of Wages.
for paying the Loo to the end of June 1709 7,000 0 0
to pay officers who have passed their accounts 6,000 0 0
towards further paying off and laying up 26 of her Majesty's ships at Portsmouth, Plymouth, Chatham, Woolwich, Sheerness and Deptford 100,000 0 0
for the Duke of Leeds's flag pay due at Xmas 1712 and Lady day 1713 442 10 0
to the head of Wear and Tear.
for paying bills of exchange drawn on the Navy 3,000 0 0
£116,442 10 0
Disposition Book XXII, p. 110.
May 20. Same for 50,000l. to James Brydges [Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad]: out of Land Tax loan moneys, ut supra: and is intended to be paid over to Sir John Lambert, Sir Theo Janssen and Nicholas Santini to redeem 60,000l. South Sea Stock deposited with them by virtue of the warrant of Feb. 19 last, supra, p. 125: and is in part of 636,888l. 14s. 10d. for the Land Forces for six months from 1712 Dec. 22 to 1713 June 23. Ibid., p. 111.
T. Harley to the Navy Commissioners. My Lord has agreed to Sir Nicholas Morrice's terms for a 21 years' lease at 100l. per an. rent and 1,000l. fine for a lease of his land at Plymouth on which a dock, &c., have been erected at the public charge. Please execute the lease. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 428.
Same to Sir Nathaniel Lloyd. Capt. Trevor has, by letter dated on board the Royal Ann galley in Gibraltar Bay 24 March 1712–13, given an account of a clandestine trade in contraband goods carried on between that place and Barbary. Please report thereon as to said trade and the methods proper to be taken when her Majesty's ships shall meet with any vessels carrying on the same. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Lord Chief Baron of [the Exchequer] Scotland to report on the petition of Mrs. Row praying payment of arrears due to the late husband as keeper of the Stores in the Castle of Edinburgh. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 430.
May 21. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sir Charles Cairnes, bart., shewing that being much concerned in remitting the rents of the several estates in Ireland and it being difficult to get bills to answer his credit his correspondent at Liverpool (in order to supply that credit which was not to be done in bills) did ship on board the John and Mary the sum of 1,201l. 16s. 6d. which in under seizure: therefore praying that same may be restored to him on his satisfying the officer. Reference Book IX, p. 122.
May 22. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 100l. to William Patterson as royal bounty:
10l. to Dame Lady Mordington as same. Money Book XXII, p. 233.
Same by same to the Auditor et al. of the Receipt to take in loans up to 10,000l. on the two Acts [9 Anne, c. 17, and 10 Anne, c. 20] for Duties on Coals for Building 50 new churches in London, Westminster and the suburbs.
Prefixing: certificate or precept from the Commissioners for building the said churches desiring the raising of said sum in loans. Ibid., p. 234.
Same by same to Mr. Borret to pay 160l. to Zachariah Foxall in full satisfaction of all claims and demands whatsoever for his service, fees and expenses in executing extents against George and Joseph Newells [Newell] and John Gerrard, the securities of George Dixon, late Receiver General of Taxes for Somerset and Bristol, the said Foxall being then Secondary to the sheriffs of London and Middlesex: the debt of said Dixon being 25,985l., whereof only 2,135l. has been since paid, thus leaving 23,850l. still due.
Prefixing: report by the Agents for Taxes on said Foxall's petition. Ibid., p. 235.
May 22. T. Harley to the Commissioners for Army Debts enclosing for their perusal a list [missing], laid before my Lord by Mr. Brydges, of the Officers en second who apply to him for their clearings upon the foot of full pay. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 429.
Same to Mr. Borrett. Mr. Norton, the warden of South Beir Forest, complains that by reason of the faint prosecution of trespassers and encroachers there formerly complained of by him the same do increase. You are to use all diligence in forwarding such prosecutions. Ibid.
Same to Sir William Wyndham. The bearer hereof, Mr. Thomas Baldwin, proposes a saving to the Government in the pay of the Flanders Troops if he had authority to inspect the muster rolls of the 24 June 1712 and since and to be present and make examinations at the next muster after his arrival there. Please prepare a royal warrant for that purpose “as soon as you can because the gentleman is forthwith repairing to Flanders.” Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of John Gerard, a surety of Mr. Dixon, late Receiver General of Co. Somerset, shewing that the 6,000l. was put in suit and he remained failed and petitioner's bond in 6,000l. was put in suit and he remained in Newgate four years, till lately and is reduced thereby to the greatest necessity: therefore praying to be certified to the House of Commons for leave [to bring in a private Act to admit him] to compound. Reference Book IX, p. 122.
Same to same of the petition of Geo. Howell, late Receiver General of Taxes for South Wales, shewing that he has made payments amounting to 2,600l. and praying assistance for the sale of his estates to meet the balances of his debt. Ibid.
May 23. Letter of direction for 25,000l. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy; out of moneys now remaining in the Exchequer of the loans on Land Tax anno 1713: and is in part of 142,569l. 17s. 6d. for a quarter's interest and allowance due at Lady day 1713 to the South Sea Company: and to be paid over to Robert Knight, Cashier to the said Company, pursuant to Treasurer Oxford's warrant of April 28 last, supra, p. 193. Disposition Book XXII, p. 113.
Same for 30,000l. to James Brydges: out of Land Tax loan moneys, ut supra: and is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
in further part of 636,888l. 14s. 10d. for Land Forces for six months from 22 Dec. 1712 to 23 June 1713.
for James Milner, Esq., being the remaining moiety of 50,000l. for which he gave bills Jan. 20 last and which fell due the 20th inst. This 25,000l. will redeem 30,000l. deposited in his hands in South Sea Stock 25,000
in part of 10,256l. 18s. 9½d. for subsistence to Officers there belonging to Regiments in Gibraltar and Port Mahon to June 22 next; they being ordered to their posts 5,000
Ibid., p. 114.
May 23. William Lowndes to Mr. Burchet [Secretary to the Admiralty]. My Lord Treasurer has directed 7,000l. for paying the Loo. “But his Lordship takes notice that he did formerly order money for the said service and desires you to let him know why the said ship was not then paid.” Out Letters (General) XX, p. 429.
T. Harley to the Secretary at War. My Lord Treasurer thinks it necessary that in the Extraordinaries [of the war] which are to be laid before the House a sum should be inserted in gross to answer the demands of the Contractors for bread and forage. I enclose such of their demands [missing] as they have laid before my Lord by petition. Please consult Mr. Brydges and insert such a sum as you think reasonable. Ibid., p. 430.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] for supplying the Garrison of Placentia with provisions from New England at four pence per day per man. Ibid., p. 431.
Same to the Commissioners for Trade. Great expenses will arise to this kingdom by the large supplies of ordnances and other stores demanded for the service of her Majesty's Islands and Plantations abroad unless it be considered how to put the affairs of those Islands and Plantations into such a method as that they may be enabled by Ways and Means among themselves to support the whole charge of their Government. My Lord Treasurer desires you to turn this affair in your thoughts and let him have your opinion thereon as soon as convenient. Ibid.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners. My Lord agrees with your report on the petition of John Rous: viz. that the stamps fraudulently impressed with dies by Mr. Dyott, late one of the Commissioners for Stamp Duties, should be cancelled before the paper and parchment should be returned to the owners and that in lieu thereof the like number of other stamps should be impressed with the dies used in your Office and delivered gratis to the owners. Ibid., p. 432.
Treasurer Oxford to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Dominick Langton, clerk, setting forth his sufferings, and losses by the discharge of his duty. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 313.
Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer of Scotland of the petition of William Stewart of Inchbreck in behalf of himself and the daughters of David Guthire of Castletown praying discharge of the Non Entry Duties of the Barony of Mondyrrs, &c. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 430.
The like reference of the petition of the Earl of Breadalbane and Lord Glenorchy praying a discharge of 239l. of Few and Blench Duties due to the Crown out of their lands, jurisdictions, offices and Buroughs of Barony. Ibid.
May 25. Money warrant for 420l. to the Kings et al. of Arms as follows for one year to 1712 Sept. 29 on their fees and salaries: viz.
£ s. d.
Sir Henry St. George, [Garter] Principal King at Arms 100 0 0
John Vanburgh, Esq., Clarencieux king at Arms. 40 0 0
Peter Le Neve, Norroy King at Arms 40 0 0
the executors of Gregory King, Esq., Lancaster Herald 26 13 4
Charles Mawson, Esq., Chester Herald 26 13 4
Peers Maudit, Esq., Windsor Herald 26 13 4
Samuel Stebbing, Esq., Somerset Herald 26 13 4
Lawrence Cromp, Esq., York Herald 26 13 4
John Hare, Esq., Richmond Herald 26 13 4
John Gibbon, gent., Bluemantle Pursuivant at Arms 20 0 0
Dudley Downes, gent., Rouge Dragon Pursuivant at Arms 20 0 0
John Hesket, gent., Portcullis Pursuivant at Arms 20 0 0
John Bound, gent., Rouge Croix Pursuivant at Arms 20 0 0
£420 0 0
Money Book XXII, p. 237.
May 25. Treasury reference to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of Sir John Humble, bart., for the release of the executors of Charles Twitty from the surety bond of 5,000l. given on petitioner's appointment as Paymaster of the Million Lottery, the co-sureties (viz. Sir Hen. Furnese, Christopher Tilson and the petitioner) continuing liable: and petitioner having passed his several accounts to Michaelmas 1710 and that for Michaelmas 1711 being ready, upon the foot of which there is a debit of 8,478l. 3s. 11¼d. towards which he has since paid 4,100l. upon tickets. Reference Book IX, p. 123.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Wilkins, late under sheriff of Co. Glamorgan, praying an allowance for his extraordinary charge in executing an extent against George Howells, late Receiver General of Taxes for said County. Ibid.
May 26. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 100l. to Richard Elford: as royal bounty. Money Book XXII, p. 236.
Money warrant for 565l. 12s. 7d. to John Roos, gent., chief engraver of her Majesty's signets and seals: in full for silver and engraving of public seals as follows pursuant to her Majesty's directions.
Appending: abstract of Mr. Roos's bill.
£ s. d.
a large double Judicial seal for the Chancellor of Denbigh 60 0 0
silver [for same] 33 ounces 11 pennyweight at 5s. 2d. per ounce 8 13 0
a shagreen case [for same] 1 5 0
a large Judicial seal for Carnarvon, Merioneth and Anglesea 60 0 0
silver and case [for same] 9 14 8
two signets in steel for Secretaries of State and case 24 12 0
two small ditto and ditto 6 0 0
a large Double seal for Jamaica 80 0 0
silver and case [for same] 9 16 6
a large oval seal for the Ecclesiastical Affaires and Affaires of the Court of Admiralty 50 0 0
silver and case [for same] 7 16 9
a large Double Seal for Virginia 80 0 0
silver and case [for same] 9 5 8
a large Double Seal for Maryland 80 0 0
silver and case [for same] 8 18 4
a large Double Judicial Seal for the Counties of Glamorgan, Brecknock and Radnor 60 0 0
silver and case [for same] 9 10 4
£565 12 7
(Money order dated May 28 hereon.) Ibid., p. 236. Order Book VIII, p. 299.
May 26. T. Harley to Mr. Burchet to lay before the Admiralty Lords the Navy Commissioners' report on Mr. Edmonds' memorial complaining of the hardships he undergoes for want of having his bills of exchange accepted and paid. As Mr. Edmonds was under contract with the Admiralty Board to supply money for the service of her Majesty's ships at New England and New York at the rates agreed on, my Lord leaves it to them to give orders herein. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 430.
Same to Mr. Carkesse. My Lord is desirous that the piece of stuff stopped at the Customs House sent from France for a waistcoat for the Duke D'Aumont be delivered to the said Duke. Ibid.
May 27. Same to the Navy Commissioners to make forth a Navy bill for 1,000l. to Sir Nicho Morrice by way of fine upon executing a lease to the Queen of lands belonging to him which are laid into her Majesty's dock at Plymouth. The said bill is to be assigned for payment out of the following moneys remaining in the hands of the Treasurer of the Navy: viz.
£ s. d.
interest money accrued on 6,000l. in tallies and orders on the fifteenth 4s. Aid 135 7 4
money arisen by the sale of old stores 864 12 8
£1,000 0 0
Disposition Book XXII, p. 115.
Letter of direction for 4,395l. 17s. 4d. to John Howe, Paymaster General of Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces: out of moneys remaining in the Exchequer of loans on the Land Tax anno 1713: and is intended for 32 days’ subsistence for the First, Second and Third Regiments of Foot Guards from the 23rd inst. to June 24 next and is in further part of 666,888l. 14s. 10d. for the Land Forces for six months from 22 Dec. 1712 to 1713 June 23. Ibid.
Treasurer Oxford to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland. I have considered your several reports on the following memorials and petitions and they seem to me to be fit and reasonable to be granted. Nevertheless there being as yet no method established in relation to the granting any arrears of Rents, Non Entry Duties, and other Casualties; discharging of tacksmen or other accomptants before the Union upon equitable considerations, or of any annual allowances not contained in the present Establishments or of any sums in gross by way of bounty or otherwise, I desire you will advise such forms and methods of warrants or privy seals in such respective cases as shall be most fit for answering the said ends and as shall be most agreeable to the Act of Union and the Act for Establishing the Exchequer Court in Scotland.
Appending: schedule of said reports on memorials and petitions as follows:
(1) on a memorial of the Earl of Lauderdale for discharge of 284l. 0s. 8½d. due for Blench, Retour and other Duties.
(2) about a proposed composition with the late tacksmen of the Customs in Scotland on payment of 5,000l. “thought reasonable, provided they reimburse the charges her Majesty hath been at in their prosecution.”
(3) on the petition of Sir Thomas Kennedy et al., late tacksmen of the Excise in Scotland before the Union, praying to be allowed the balance of 369l. 2s. 5½d. due on the foot of their account: “thought reasonable provided they do at the same time execute a release of all farther claims from the Crown.”
(4) on the petition of James Smith for 200l. for his service in 1708 and 1709 as Surveyor of the Works in Scotland.
(5) on the petition of Robert Taylor, minister at Currie, for a grant during pleasure of 17l. per an. rents in money and victual belonging to the late bishopric of St. Andrew within the said parish.
(6) on a memorial of the Earl of Roseberry for the discharge of the rents in his hands as Chamberlain of Fife and Strath Earn not exceeding 1,000l. in lieu of all claims.
(7) on a petition of William Spence for a discharge of 310l. due [to the Queen] from his father, William Spens, deceased, late Receiver General of the Bullion in Scotland.
Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 431.
May 28. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 300l. to William, Marquess of Tullibardine: without account: in satisfaction of so much expended by the Duke of Atholl for her Majesty's especial service. Money Book XXII, p. 237.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing, see supra, p. 199], from the United East India Company concerning the Duties on their unrated goods. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 434.
May 30. T. Harley to the Salt Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the persons concerned in the “manufacture” of fish in Cornwall complaining that by your orders they are obliged to bring all their fish to the public quays before their debentures are allowed upon the shipping of fish.
Likewise on the petition of Elizabeth Wyntle concerning arrears due to her deceased son, late an office under you. Ibid., p. 432.
May 30. Same to Mr. Wilcox to take the Attorney General's directions for prosecuting Sir Simeon Stuart for his great waste and destruction of Crown timber in Binswood. Ibid., p. 433.