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Warrant Books: June 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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June 1713, 16-30

June 16. Money warrant for 5,000l. to Henry Smith, Treasurer for building 50 new churches in London and Westminster: as imprest for purchasing land and for building such new churches: out of loans on coal &c.
Prefixing: precept from the Commissioners for building said new churches. (Money order dated June 17 hereon.) Money Book XXII, pp. 252–3. Order Book VIII, p. 300.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 300l. to George St. John, Secretary to the Embassy at Utrecht, as a present to him from her Majesty for his pains and expenses in coming express with an account of the signing of the Peace. (Cancelled and replaced by a warrant of the same date for 500l. for his pains in coming twice express from Utrecht, once with an account of the signing of the Peace between her Majesty's Ministers there and those of the French King, and once with a like account of the signing the Treaty between her Majesty's Ministers and those of the King of Spain.) Money Book XXII, pp. 253, 279.
June 16. Letter of direction for 80,000l. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of moneys of loans on Malt anno 1713: and is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
to the head of Wages. £
towards further paying off and laying up 26 of her Majesty's ships at Portsmouth, Plymouth, Chatham and Woolwich 50,000
to the head of Wear and Tear.
for the new Course of the Navy 10,000
to the head of Victualling.
for the new Course of the Victualling Office 10,000
for Short Allowance money; being for the Companies of ships now laying up 10,000
£80,000
Disposition Book XXII, p. 124.
Same for 10,000l. to James Brydges: out of moneys of loans on Malt anno 1713: and is intended to be applied in part of 33,789l. 8s. 0d. for the subsistence of her Majesty's Troops in Garrison in the Low Countries and at Dunkirk on May 10 last and as in part of 636,888l. 14s. 10d. for Land Forces for six months to June 23 inst. Ibid., p. 125.
Same for 39,782l. 14s. 0d. to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of moneys of loans on Malt anno 1713: and is for the services following: viz.
in part of 636,888l. 14s. 0d. for Land Forces to June 23 inst. £ s. d.
as part of 85,531l. 2s. 8d. on account of subsistence for the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain from 22 Dec. 1712 to 24 April 1713 19,168 5 3
to complete 32 days’ subsistence for the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain from May 23 last to the 23rd inst. 19,245 9 3
for 23 [sic for 32] days’ subsistence for the Garrison in North Britain “for the same time” 406 6 1
to complete the pay of the General Officers for 94 days from 23 Dec. 1712 to 25 March last 962 13 5
£39,782 14 0
Ibid.
June 16. Treasurer Oxford to the Acting Commissioners of the Land Tax for Co. Devon. There is an arrear of 4,529l. 16s. 1¼d on Land Tax and 359l. 5s. 0d. on House Duties (old Duty) and 64l. 10s. 0d. (new Duty) unpaid and in arrear [on your County]. I desire you will as soon as conveniently may be inquire into and certify me what arrears are so standing out and that you cause any that yet remain in arrear to be paid to the Receiver General so “ that the moneys may be answered to the Receipt of the Exchequer and process may not issue for default thereof.” Out Letters (General) XX, p. 441.
The like letters severally to the Acting Commissioners concerned respectively for the following Counties and arrears:
Co. Northampton: 8,858l. 6s. 4¾d. Land Tax;815l. new House Duties.
Co. Cambridge: 2,781l. 4s. 6¼d. Land Tax; 28l. 10s. 0d. new House Duties; 118l. 15s. 0d. old House Duties.
Co. Stafford: 2,032l. 5s. 7½d. Land Tax.
Co. Glamorgan: 940l. 11s. 6d. Land Tax.
Co. Pembroke: 456l. 12s. 0d. Land Tax.
Co. Bucks: 5,126l. 18s. 3d. Land Tax; 167l.10s.0d.new House Duties;502l. 12s. 0d. old House Duties.
Co. Wilts: 4,290l. 5s. 2d. Land Tax.
Co. Essex: 6,053l. 4s. 7¼d. Land Tax.
Co. Merioneth: 1,604l. 7s. 0½d. Land Tax.
Co. Monmouth: 1,976l. 10s. 0½d. Land Tax.
Co. Surrey:20,943l. 7s. 7½d. Land Tax.
Co. Carmarthen: 572l. 18s. 10¾d. Land Tax.
Co. Durham:1,014l. Land Tax.
Co. Northumberland: 6,992l. Land Tax.
Co. Gloucester: 3,216l. 18s. 2¾d. Land Tax.
Co. Sussex: 26,678l. 1s. 10½d. Land Tax.
Co. Huntingdon: 1,991l. 18s. 2d. Land Tax.
Co. Southampton: 2,770l. 5s. 0d. Land Tax:149l. 14s. 6d. new House Duties; 289l. 15s. 0d. old House Duties.
Co. Hertford: 5,188l. 8s. 5½d. Land Tax; 512l . new House Duties.
Co. Worcester: 6,543l. 14s. 10¾d. Land Tax.
Co. York: 5,509l. Land Tax.
Ibid.
Treasurer Oxford to Robert Lowther, Captain General and Governor in Chief of Barbados. A representation was some time since made to Treasurer Godolphin that Charles Thomas, Receiver General of the Casual Revenue of said Island, died in debt to her Majesty on his account of said revenue, but in credit for considerable sums as Treasurer of the said Island. Treasurer Godolphin wrote 1707 June 4 to the Governor of Barbados for a statement of said accounts. It has since been represented to me by Susanna Thomas, only daughter of said Cha. Thomas, that the said accounts are yet depending undetermined, to her apparent ruin, inasmuch as it is to be feared that the executors of her said father under colour of his being indebted to the Crown delay accounting with her and do retain and withhold from her all that belongs to her of her said father's estate, so that she would want the necessary means for her education were it not for the help of her friends, although she is informed her father died possessed of a very considerable estate. This being the case of an orphan, I do earnestly recommend it to you to give order for stating and adjusting the said accounts and payment of the balances thereupon. Ibid., p. 443.
June 16. Treasury reference to the Commissioners of Taxes of the petition of the sureties of Geo. Hosier, late Receiver General for Co. Salop, praying stay of process against them; they having recovered part of his estate of 8,501l. 12s. 0d. against his debt to the Crown and hope to clear the rest of his debt by the next term. Reference Book IX, p. 126.
Same to Mr. Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, of the petition of Francis Negus, Ranger of Bagshot Rails and Sandhurst Walks in Windsor Forest, shewing that he erected a pen for several of the stags lately brought to stock Windsor Forest, but same was lately burned by a fire kindled in the heath; therefore proposing (as there is a necessity for some proper place to feed them) that the old rails about the lodge be heightened and some new added so that eight acres may be enclosed to sow turnips “ which with the usual allowance for hay may probably preserve them [the deer] from the country people": also praying for repairs at the Lodge. Ibid., p. 127.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to Mr. Marshall [her Majesty's] Studmaster, of two gold cups, one of 100 guineas, the other of 100l., for the horse races in Yorkshire for the year 1713: to an estimate of 207l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 26.
June 17. Royal sign manual dated St. James's for 5,000l. to John Holbech as imprest towards paying the wages, bills and allowances usually satisfied in the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber. (Money warrant dated June 19 hereon.) (Money order dated June 20 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 383. Order Book VIII, p. 301.
Same dated Kensington for 2,300l. to Edward Barker, Treasurer to Queen Anne's Bounty ("Treasurer to the Governors of our Bounty for the augmentation of the maintenance of the Poor Clergy"): without account, save such as he is to render to the said Governors: and is for the purposes as in the charter of incorporation of said bounty dated 1704 Nov. 3. (Money warrant dated June 22 hereon.) (Money order dated June 26 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 383–4. Order Book VIII, p. 306.
Letter of direction for 1,921l. to John Holbech: out of Civil List moneys: and is to complete 5,000l. for the service of the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber: and is to be applied to such uses in the said Office as my Lord shall direct. Disposition Book XXII, p. 126.
T. Harley to said Holbech to apply the above sum towards the following uses, satisfying the remainder “out of the next moneys that shall be imprested to you at the Receipt of the Exchequer”: viz.
£ s. d.
to the Ushers of the Yeomen of the Guard for half a year's wages due at Xmas 1711 80 0 0
to a Yeoman pensioner for said half year 7 10 0
to 39 Messengers [of the Chamber] for wages to the same time 877 10 0
to two Clerks of the Cheque to the same time 99 15 0
to the eight Officers of the Yeomen of the Guard to the same time 1,275 0 0
to John Turner, one of her Majesty's Messengers, on his bills of service performed in the year 1712 149 3 1
£2,488 18 1
Disposition Book XXII, p. 126.
June 17. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to depute Lewis Lewis as an additional landwaiter at Newcastle and thereupon to sink the salaries of the coalwaiters there; taking care that the landwaiters do inspect the coal trade.
Prefixing: memorial by said Commissioners. There are two coastwaiters on the Establishment of Newcastle port, Anthony Wooley (lately deceased) at 40l. per an. and Lewis Lewis at 20l per an. That business grows wholly useless by the method of ascertaining the measure of coals to be shipped at that port as appointed by the Act for the Admeasurement of Keels [30 Car. II, c. 8]. Therefore the said two officers were employed in inspecting the coast trade, which in that part is very considerable. We propose that the said employments of coalwaiters be struck off the Establishment and that Lewis (who is qualified and well behaved himself) be appointed an additional landwaiter at 40l. per an. and that all the landwaiters be obliged to take care of and inspect the coast trade agreeably to the practice of other ports, whereby the business will be more equally distributed. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 35–6.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of Joseph Denham for a reward for himself and his friends for discovering Morgan Whitley's effects. Reference Book IX, p. 127.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to deliver up the bonds of William Smith, late Collector of Chester and Liverpool, to his relict, Elizabeth Smith, on payment of the balance due on his account; she being willing (rather than bear the fatigue of further solicitations) to submit to the loss of a bill of 50l. returned by his clerk and Sir B. Scudamore, his predecessor, which should however have been placed to the account of said Scudamore, in whose time the bill was drawn. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 84–5.
June 18. Letter of direction for 60,000l. to James Brydges: out of loans which are or shall be made on Malt anno 1713: to be issued by 20,000l. a week as from Friday the 19th inst.: and is intended to be paid over to Mathew Decker for the value in his bills at the [exchange] rate of 10 florins 17 stivers per pound sterling payable at eight days’ sight for account of the subsistence of her Majesty's Troops in the Low Countries and at Dunkirk from 1712 Dec. 23 to 1713 June 23: and to be taken as part of 636,888l. 14s. 0d. granted by Parliament for the service of the Land Forces for that half year. Disposition Book XXII, p. 127.
June 18. T. Harley to Sir Simeon Stuart enclosing the opinion of the Attorney General and Solicitor General on a case laid before him by the Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, relating to Bindwood in her Majesty's forest of Alice Holt, Co. Southampton. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 442.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works. My Lord has read your report relating to the house now in the possession of one Elizabeth Hunson at Hampton Court which belongs to Mr. Wise in right of his office as her Majesty's gardener. You are to warn her to quit and to put Wise in possession. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Joseph Gace, Receiver General of Land Tax for part of Lincoln, praying allowance of 160l. for extraordinary disbursements in his receipt. Reference Book IX, p. 127.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the coal meters of London shewing that the Crown does allow the Duty of ½ [one halfpenny] per chaldron to the meters of London, of which one moiety was allotted to the undermeters; notwithstanding which the master meters do receive the same without making any allowance to their undermeters; therefore praying that the arrears in the hands of the Collector may be paid to petitioners and that the future allowance may be, as in other ports, to the meters who do the duty and do belong to Corporations. Ibid., p. 139.
T. Harley to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. My Lord Treasurer recommends John Price for employment, he having formerly attended in the Custom House Quay at Dublin for his instruction. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 314.
June 19. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Monsieur D'Elorme, Envoy from the King of Poland, for delivery of a basket of wine sent from Holland to his lady. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 442.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners enclosing a recommendation [missing] in favour of George Dyas for a stamper's place. Ibid.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Henry Ferne, Customs Cashier, to pay 52l. per an. salary to Richard Ferrier as a Queen's waiter, London port.
The like to Thomas Peat as a same. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 36, 37.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of Michael Studholme for 263l. 3s. 8d. for repairs to Hyde Park Road leading to Kensington. Reference Book IX, p. 127.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to Hugh, Earl of Loudoun, for one year to Lady day last on his allowance as Keeper of the Great Seal appointed by the Treaty of Union, to be kept in Scotland in place of the great seal there. [See infra, p. 345, under date Sept. 9.] Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 434.
June 20. Money order for 2,000l. to the abovesaid Hugh, Earl of Loudoun, for one year to 1713 Lady day on his abovesaid allowance as Keeper of the Great Seal. Order Book VIII, p. 304.
Letter of direction for 5,892l. 2s. 3d. to Charles Eversfeild, Treasurer of the Ordnance, to be applied to Land Services of the Ordnance and as in part of 116,411l. 17s. 1d. voted for [the Ordnance] anno 1712, “and will make 28,206l. 3s. 1½d. towards making good 33,297l. 14s. 2½d. transferred to the fifteenth 4s. Aid anno 1712." The present sum is to be issued out of arrears as follows, viz. 3,884l. 10s. 6d. of the 25l. per ton on French wines; 500l. of the eleventh 4s. Aid; 1,499l. 10s. 0d. of the twelfth 4s. Aid; 8l. 1s. 9d. of brewers’ forfeitures. Disposition Book XXII, p. 129.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Mr. Robert Clark, Ranger of New Forest in Hampshire, proposing that he may be made a riding searcher for the Customs in said forest. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 443.
Treasury reference to Sir Roger Mostyn [Paymaster of Marines] of the petition of Richard Baker shewing that his son, John Baker, served 12 years as a marine in Brigadier Bor's Regiment in Capt. Colborn's Company: therefore praying that the 30l. which is due to him may be paid not to said Captain but to some other person for petitioner's use. Reference Book IX, p. 127.
June 22. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to same to assign and transfer in the books of the South Sea Company (out of the 40,843l. 15s. 4d. South Sea Stock assigned to you by the Navy Treasurer by virtue of the Lord Treasurer's warrant of April 8 last, supra, p. 176, as imprest towards discharging the offreckonings of the six Marine Regiments to 1711 April 24) the sum of 20,179l. 18s. 2d. of the said Stock to the following persons in the amounts detailed for the offreckonings due to them as clothiers of the Regiments named to said date: viz.
Persons entitled
to offreckonings
by assignments
.
Regiments. Total
[offreckoning]
for each
Regiment
.
Sum now to
be paid
.
£ s. d. £ s. d.
Charles Le Bas Gen. Wills' 6,807 5 10½ 1,444 14 4
James Colebrook 1,498 8 0
Henry Cornish Visct. Shannon 6,807 5 10½ 528 18
Henry Emmet and
John London
Brigadier Borr's 6,807 5 10½ 3,093 5 6
James Colebrooke Col. Ch. Churchill 6,807 5 10½ 799 13 7
Peter Gery 2,508 3
Daniel Garret
3,499 9
James Colebrooke Col. Jos. Churchill 6,807 5 10½ 2,994 15
Ditto 79 13 0
Ditto 3,732 17
£20,179 18 2
Money Book XXII, p. 256.
June 22. Letter of direction for 18,200l. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans which are or shall be made on Malt anno 1713: and is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
£
on the head of Wages.
for paying Officers who have passed their accounts 6,000
on the head of Wear and Tear.
for bills of exchange 5,000
for the pay of several reduced workmen of the Rope Yard 7,200
£18,200
Disposition Book XXII, p. 128.
T. Harley to the Navy Commissioners to make forth a Navy bill for 2,050l. 5s. 0d. to — Evelyn for the Mast Dock and Anchor Wharf at Deptford and to assign same for payment out of moneys in the Navy Treasurer's hands arisen by the sale of old stores. Ibid., p. 131.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report what may be a fit recompense to Richard Score, Collector of Customs at Penzance, for detecting the abuses in computing the Duties on unrated goods. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 444.
T. Harley to Mr. Conduit enclosing papers relating to Mr. Lawrence's demand of 1,314l. 10s. 1d. for drugs &c. sent to Portugal. Let my Lord Treasurer know whether the Earl of Portmore has any objection against Mr. Lawrence being paid, “since the Comptrollers of the [Accounts of the] Army have made a report so clear in his favour." Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Benj[amin] Romain, “a native of England and brought up in the faith of the Church of England, whereof he is an unworthy member, and a servant of Monsieur Delorn [Charles Pierre de Lorme, Resident and afterwards Envoy from the Elector of Saxony as King of Poland], the King of Portugal's [sic for Poland's] minister,” praying to be made a tidewaiter. Reference Book IX, p. 127.
Same to same of the petition of the Company of Gold and Silver Wire Drawers shewing that a drawback being allowed upon the export of gold and silver thread, lace and fringe, they have exported several parcels lately and have produced their debentures for the drawback regularly procured, but are refused the benefit thereof because the makers of the goods did not go in person to the respective outports and make affidavits before the Customers and Collectors as to the kind, weight and time, which the Customs Commissioners insist should have been done before their debentures can be allowed. Ibid., p. 128.
June 23. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 20l. to Rebecca Brudges, alias Pride, as royal bounty. Money Book XXII, p. 255.
Letter of direction for 1,501l. 8s. 7d. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans to be made by William Heysham on credit of the Land Tax anno 1713 [12 Anne, c. 1]: and is for such uses of the Navy as shall be appointed [by my Lord Treasurer]. Disposition Book XXII, p. 128.
T. Harley to said Cæsar to pay said 1,501l. 8s. 7d. to Francis Lynn, Cashier to the Commissioners for Sick and Hurt Seamen, to satisfy said Heysham's bills of exchange on account of her Majesty's service at Barbados as certified by the said Commissioners. Ibid., p. 130.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Envoy of Holland touching the seizure of the ship Anna Catherina of Middleburg at Plymouth by Christopher Bickerton, an officer of the Customs there. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 444.
Same to same to instruct Miles Fleetwood in the business of the Customs. Ibid.
Same to the Salt Commissioners to employ William Bawden in some other place as you have already appointed an officer at Loo. Ibid., p. 450.
June 24. Royal letters patent appointing John Conyers, Esq. to be a Queen's Counsel: with the wages or fee of 40l. per an. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 385–6.
Money warrant for 20l. to James Strachan, clerk, as royal bounty towards the charge of his passage to Jamaica, whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated June 26 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 257. Order Book VIII, p. 302.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Transports Commissioners to pay 102l. 9s. 6d. to Col. George Douglas as in full of his disbursements and expenses to Edinburgh (Leith), whither he was ordered 27 Feb. 1710–11 to take care of an embarcation of three Regiments of Dragoons to Ostend: it being certified by John Hone (who was sent by the Transports Commissioners along with the transport ships to be assisting therein) that said Douglas did not only perform the said service but before he went thither he visited the ships several times in the river of Thames while conveniences were making on board them for the horses.
Prefixing: certificate by Samuell Atkinson, Nicho. Roope, Tho. Colby, the said Commissioners of Transports; and details of said charges:
£ s. d.
for expenses in posting from London to Edinburgh and back with his servants and guide 40 0 0
for charges in attending at Leith and Burnt Island from the beginning of March to the 1st of May following 45 15 0
for a pilot to sound the harbour at Leith before the transports went in; to 20 labourers at low water four tides in removing a sand bank from the mouth of the harbour; erecting a post or mark for a guidance to the transports going in; pilots to carry them in and out; and to the Shore Master for his attendance while the transports lay there and clearing the key of the merchant ships 16 14 6
£102 9 6
Money Book XXII, pp. 258–9.
June 24. Letter of direction for 1,956l. 16s. 9d. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of moneys in the Exchequer of loans on Land Tax anno 1713: and is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 636,888l. 14s. 10d. for Land [Forces] services for six months to June 23 inst.
for the Garrison of Placentia on account of subsistence 1,829 1 9
for ditto for one year's fire and candle 127 15 0
Disposition Book XXII, p. 129.
T. Harley to the Stamps Commissioners to recommend a fit reward for the services of Mrs. Sidney Johnson's brother in discovering Dyot's frauds. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 445.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from John Barker concerning the running of India goods and desiring employment in the Customs. Ibid.
June 25. Privy seal for an ordinary of 40s. a day and 300l. for equipage to George St. John, Esq., “whom we have appointed as our Secretary in the negotiation of a General Peace at Utrecht": to commence as from 1712–13 Feb. 15: the first three months to be paid in advance. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 384.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to Treasurer Oxford for 1713 June 24 quarter's salary. (Money order dated June 26 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 257. Order Book VIII, p. 302.
T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners. Richard Ferrier, junr., a Queen's waiter, London port, has presented Cæsar Savage as his deputy. Who was deputy to — Babington, the predecessor to said Ferrier, and if well behaved would it not be best to continue him as deputy? (A like letter on the 27th concerning John Brook, presented to my Lord to be deputy to Thomas Pratt, who has succeeded Francis Rainsford as a Queen's waiter, London port.) Out Letters (General) XX, pp. 445, 446.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Nehemiah Arnold et al., Commissioners for the Lotteries anno 1711 and 1712, to make out duplicates of tickets lost or destroyed before 20 May 1713 in accordance with a clause in the Act 12 Anne, c. 2, for Malt Duties anno 1713. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 85.
June 26. Money warrant for 100l. to William Weket for 1713 June 24 quarter for attendance and disbursements for the Treasury Office.
5l. to John Farra for same quarter for carrying letters on several occasions. (Undated money order hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 259. Order Book VIII, p. 303.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 50l. to James Vezian as royal bounty, but as part (with all other sums formerly paid him) of the debt owing to him in the Cofferer's Office of his late Majesty. Money Book XXII, p. 260.
Same by same to Henry Ferne, Customs Cashier, to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for June 24 quarter for making a particular account of the Customs &c. Ibid.
Money order for 75l. to William Jessop for 1713 Trinity term as Second Justice of Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesea. Order Book VIII, p. 303.
Same for 10l. to Daniel Langhorne, Senior Deputy Chamberlain of the Exchequer Court, for last June 24 quarter on his allowance for locking up her Majesty's treasure. Ibid.
Same for 400l. to Robert Benson, Chancellor of the Exchequer, for same quarter on his salary in lieu of perquisites. Ibid., p. 304.
Same for 875l. to the seven Commissioners of Accounts (Henry Bertie, Geo. Lockhart, Salway Winington, Francis Annesly, Thomas Lister, William Shippen, Henry Campion) for same quarter [in their double capacity as Commissioners for Public Accounts and as Commissioners for Stating Army Debts]. Ibid.
Same for 5l. to Edward Milward, porter attending at the Gate of Exchequer, for same quarter. Ibid., p. 305.
Same for 40l. to Daniel Langhorne and Dudley Downes, Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer, for 1713 Easter and Trinity terms on their allowance for sorting and ordering the records. Ibid.
Same for 25l. to John Tyas for same quarter's additional salary as Clerk of the Pipe, Scotland, in regard of his having left his practice here. Ibid.
Same for 250l. to John Scrope for same quarter's additional salary as a Baron of the Exchequer, Scotland. Ibid., p. 307.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Fox for same quarter for keeping the Registers of all the public loans in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt. Ibid.
Same for 150l. to the Commissioners for Taxes (Philip Riley, Geo. Townesend, Richard Shoreditche, William Walbanck, Roger Millart and Justinian Isham) for same quarter's salaries. Ibid.
Same for 25l. to John Tarver for same quarter's additional salary as Queen's Remembrancer in the Exchequer Court, Scotland. Ibid., p. 308.
June 26. T. Harley to the Stamps Commissioners. My Lord Treasurer has received the Queen's commands that Henry Cotigno should be provided for in the Stamp Office. You are to employ him suitably. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 446.
Same to Mr. Brydges enclosing the memorial [missing] of Monsieur Beaumont relating to his demand for forage for the Troops in her Majesty's pay in the Low Countries in the year 1711–12. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army. Col. Richard Morris has petitioned the Queen for repayment of 488l., with interest, for the clothing of men detached by her Majesty's order out of the Regiment of Dragoons under his command on the Establishment of Ireland [and sent] for her Majesty's service in Spain. Please report thereon together with the enclosed letter [missing] from the Duke of Ormonde and a report [missing] from the Board of General Officers touching that affair. How did it happen that this detachment was not incorporated into some of the Regiments in Spain when it arrived there, so as this charge might have been defrayed by the Regiments who received them? Ibid., p. 447.
T. Harley to the Postmasters General to report on the enclosed proposals [missing] of Mr. Robert Walker of Dover and partners for furnishing pacquet boats between Dover, Calais and Ostend, he having been recommended to my Lord Treasurer by the Knights of the Shire for Co. Kent. Ibid., p. 448.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General enclosing the Customs Commissioners’ report on the case of Dean Cock, late of London, merchant. If he applies to Parliament for an Act for his relief you may inform the House of Commons that her Majesty has no objection thereto. Ibid., p. 451.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sir Robert Dunkley, for long an importer of tobacco, and has paid great sums for Duty, but now indebted for a great sum in tobacco Duties and extents are issued against him and he daily expects confinement: therefore praying the liberty of his person and that he may have leave to bring in a Bill in Parliament to compound his debt. Reference Book IX, p. 128.
Same to Mr. Borrett of the petition of Geo. French and Richard Oglethorpe, evidences for her Majesty and sent over [from Antigua] by Governor [Walter] Douglas, shewing that they have been at their own cost and charges for seven months past; therefore praying their necessary subsistence and travelling charges or to be discharged from further attendance. Ibid.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of John Osborne, Richard Jenkinson and H. Brown, sureties of Robert Brown, late Receiver General of Taxes for part of Co. Norfolk, shewing that they have reduced his debt from 9,000l. to about 1,300l., but thereby have expended 300l. on extraordinary occasions: therefore praying payment thereof “in order to clear the whole debt of 1,300l.” Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of John Dee and William Dee, Receiver General of Taxes for part of Sussex, praying for the same part of the receipt they had before. Reference Book IX, p. 129.
June 27. Money warrant for 482l. to George St. John, Esq., Secretary in the negociations of a General Peace at Utrecht, 300l. thereof for equipage and 182l. for three months Feb. 15 last to May 17 last on his ordinary of 40s. a day. (Money order dated July 2 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 261. Order Book VIII, p. 311.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Sir William Wyndham, Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant to authorise James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces, to pay 1,191l. 15s. 6d. to Matthew Decker for interest on 50,000l. advanced by him in bills of exchange on Amsterdam Jan. 9 last (interest to March 27 following) and a further 50,000l. in like bills advanced March 27 last (interest to June 3 last), which bills have all been paid abroad at due dates.
Prefixing report by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts dated Comptrollers’ Office, Privy Garden, 24 June 1713, as to said interest.
Appending: certificate by said Brydges as to said bills. Money Book XXII, pp. 261–2.
Money warrant for 60l. to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster for one year to June 24 inst. on the annuity for the French ministers in the Savoy. Ibid., p. 262.
Letter of direction for so much as is wanting to complete 60,000l. to James Brydges ordered the 18th inst., supra, p. 254: and is to be issued out of loans to be made on Malt anno 1713 by said Brydges and Mathew Decker (in the margin: 47,093l. 4s. 0d. in tallies: 12,906l. 16s. 0d. in money): and is to be for the purposes mentioned in the said order.
Likewise for 18,200l. to Charles Cæsar, being the sum already ordered the 22nd inst., supra, p. 257: to be now issued out of loans to be made by said Cæsar himself on credit of Malt anno 1713 and to be for the purposes as in the said letter of the 22nd inst. Disposition Book XXII, p. 130.
Same for 803l. 3s. 7¼d. to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works, to be paid over to Henry Wise for 1713 June 24 quarter for her Majesty's Gardens (700l.) and for St. James's Park (103l. 3s. 7¾d.). Ibid., p. 131.
Same for issues as follows representing the completion of the 700,000l. credit on Malt anno 1713 [as authorised by the Act 12 Anne, c. 2]: out of loans to be made by the following Paymasters themselves, or by others, thereon: viz.
£ s. d.
to James Brydges for the Forces under his care of pay, 8,000l.: out of loans to be made by Sir John Lambert; and 55,000l. out of loans to be made by said Brydges 63,000 0 0
to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of loans to be made by himself 50,000 0 0
to Charles Cæsar, Navy Treasurer: out of loans to be made by himself 155,793 10 4
£268,793 10 4
Ibid., p. 132.
June 27. T. Harley to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. The Duke of Ormonde has laid before my Lord Treasurer the enclosed memorial [missing] of “the Regiment of Foot now serving in Flanders praying to be allowed the muster complete from 22 April to 24 June 1713 in full satisfaction of the charges they have been at on the reductions and to prevent further charges on the Government upon that head." Please consider same and the Act of Parliament relating to the mustering of her Majesty's Forces (fn. 1); and report thereon to my Lord. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 446.
Same to Auditor Godolphin. Send my Lord Treasurer an account of the several stewardships in Wales with their respective salaries, names of grantees &c. Ibid., p. 447.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Charles, Lord Ossulston, shewing that several fee farm rents in Co. Derby which are in grant to him have been received by the Sheriff of said County and paid into the Exchequer, amounting to 146l. 8s. 4d.: therefore praying repayment. Reference Book IX, p. 129.
Same to Auditor Edward Harley of the petition of Henry Ferne, Customs Cashier, for allowance of his bill of incidents on paying into the Exchequer his Customs receipts between 25 Dec. 1711 and 25 Dec. 1712. Ibid.
June 29. Royal letters patent appointing Edmund Brydges one of the Justices of the Counties of Carmarthen, Pembroke and Cardigan and town of Haverford West. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 464.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the salary bill (200l. 10s. 0d.) and incidents bill (66l. 14s. 8d., detailed) of the Commissioners for Hackney Coaches for 1713 June 24 quarter. Money Book XXII, p. 262.
William Lowndes to Sir Christopher Wren to let my Lord Treasurer know in what forwardness the preparations at St. Paul's are for the solemnity of the Thanksgiving day. Also please return your report concerning the Chapel at St. James's at present used by a French and Dutch congregation, whether the same is not larger and more spacious than that used by her Majesty and if so what the charge would be of altering and fitting up the same for her Majesty's service [see under date May 6, supra, p. 28]. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 447.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the “memorial relating to goods and chattels taken upon outlawries in civil actions, expressing the tediousness and disadvantage of the course it is now in and proposing for the future as a remedy that her Majesty may grant general letters of privy seal to the Barons of the Exchequer to empower them to apply the money arising by the sale of such goods of outlaws towards defraying the pl [plaintiff's] debts either by paying so much thereout into the Receipt of Exchequer.” Reference Book IX, p. 129.
Order by Treasurer Oxford to the Principal Officers of the Mint to observe an order of the Queen in Council, prefixed, dated Kensington June 24 appointing the Trial of the Pix to take place on Aug. 7 at the house inhabited by the Usher of the Receipt at Westminster. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 86.
June 30. Warrant by same to Spencer Compton to pay 800l. to Daniel Arthur in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn from Paris June 13 inst., new style, by Matthew Prior for her Majesty's especial service. Money Book XXII, p. 263.
Money warrant for 250l. to William Borret for half a year to June 24 inst. on his allowance in lieu of termly or other fees and incidents in his employ of soliciting suits for her Majesty's service. (Money order dated July 3 hereon.) Ibid., p. 263. Order Book VIII, p. 309.
Same for 728l. to Sir George Beaumont, Robert Byerley and Edward Nicholas, the Commissioners for executing the office of the Lord Privy Seal, in the absence of John [Robinson], Bishop of Bristol, for 182 days 1712 Dec. 22 to 1713 June 22 on the allowance of 4l. a day in lieu of the ancient allowance of 16 dishes of meat. (Money order dated July 3 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 263. Order Book VIII, p. 311.
Same for 182l. to same for same time on the allowance of 20s. a day to the Keeper of the Privy Seal. Money Book XXII, p. 269.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Trade. The officers and soldiers who petitioned the Queen to be settled on her Majesty's waste lands between the rivers of St. Croyx and Sagadehock [Sagadahoc in Maine] in North America have more fully explained themselves in relation to the said settlement by the proposal hereinclosed [missing]. My Lord desires you to reconsider the whole affair upon the foot of this proposal and to report your opinion. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 448.
Same to Mr. Manley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, to hasten the particular of burgages in Taunton to be granted to Mrs. Skinner, ut supra, p. 132. Ibid.
June 30. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners approving their superannuation proposals as follows, except as to the place of tidesman at Weymouth, “for which place Forster is recommended to me” and is therefore hereby to be deputed.
Prefixing: list of outports officers proposed to be superannuated in accordance with the warrant of the 10th inst., with the name of the persons proposed in their places:
Port. Superannuated. New nominee. Salary per an.
£
Cowes Thomas Bishop, tidesman. William Hinton. 30
Michael Calvert, tidesman. John Sproston. 30
Weymouth Hugh Newton, tidesman. Joseph Smith. 30
Exeter Isaac Savery, tidesurveyor. William Roberts. 50
Robert Pym, tidesman. Moses Arscot. 30
Dartmouth William Searle, tidesman. Joseph Collet. 15 and 2s. a day.
Plymouth Daniel Lyford, tidesman. William Cadland. 30
Richard Buckley, weigher. John Holden. 25
Falmouth James Bennet, tidesman. Antho. Grub. 25
St. Maws in Falmouth port. Abraham Morrels, waiter and searcher. William Horniblow. 25
Penzance Henry Morrish, tides man. — Brownee. 10 and 2s. a day.
Bristol Edward Sawyer, landcarriage officer. William Middleton. 30
Richard Beza, tidesman. George Woodhouse. 30
Roger Painter, tidesman. Robert Bennett. 30
Thomas Langdon, tidesman. — Slaughter. 30
Milford Richard Howell, tidesman and boatman. Thomas Gwyn. 25
Hull Christopher Sykes, boatman. William Robinson. 20
Stockton Thomas Williamson, tidesman and boatman. Ambr. Goldsmith. 20
Whitehaven Thomas Curwin, landwaiter. James Leland. 40
Chester George Tryer, tidesman. Evan Morgen. 15 and 1s. 6d. a day
Bridlington Ralph Porter, landwaiter. Edwd. Kent. 30
Newcastle Alex. Campbell, landwaiter. John Morley. 40
Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 39–40.
June 30. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Corbin and Richard Lee, merchants, shewing that the increased Duties on tobacco of late years has laid the merchants trading in that commodity under a necessity of becoming bound one for another for Duties; and upon this practice the petitioners stand bound for Sir Robert Dunckly and Thomas Couts, then men in reputation in trade, who are lately absconded, and petitioners are likely to be prosecuted as they find that Dunckley and Couts have cleared their old securities and left the petitioners bound for those sums which ought to have been discharged: therefore praying to be allowed to discharge their own bonds and to enter their effects now in the river by which means they may be enabled in a few months to answer their bonds for Dunkley and Couts. Reference Book IX, p. 128.
Same to same of the petition of Edward Toye, administrator to Thomas Bridgeman, late Customer of Ipswich, shewing that in 1693 Bridgeman (at the instance of the then Commissioners of Customs) appointed one Higgins his deputy, who died indebted to the Crown, and Bridgeman's salary was stopped to make good the same: therefore praying relief as the said deputy was appointed at the directions of said Commissioners. Ibid., p. 129.
Royal warrant dated Kensington [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] to place on the Irish Establishment as from 1713 June 24 three Regiments of Horse commanded by Major General Kellum, Col. Backwell and Lord Harwich; three Regiments of Dragoons commanded by General Ross, late Sir Richard Temple and Col. Kerr; and five Regiments of Foot commanded by Major Gen. Sabine, Major Gen. Primrose, Brigadier Preston, Major Gen. Sibourg and Brigadier Hamilton.
Followed by: Establishment for the said Regiments under the Queen's sign manual:
[one Regiment of Horse.] £ s. d.
Field and Staff Officers: Colonel as Colonel 12s. a day; Lieut. Col. as Lieut. Col. 8s.; Major as Major 5s. 6d.; Chaplain 6s. 8d.; Chirurgeon 4s.; Kettle Drummer 2s. 6d.
One Troop: Captain 10s. and two horses at 2s. each; Lieutenant 5s. and two horses at 2s. each; Cornet 3s. and two horses at 2s. each; Quartermaster for himself and horse 5s.; two Corporals each 2s. 6d.; one Trumpeter 2s. 6d.; 36 private troopers, including the men for Officers’ servants and widows according to the Regulation in Ireland.
five Troops more of the same numbers: total for the Regiment per an. 11,272 8 4
two other like Regiments 22,544 16 8
total of the Horse per an. £33,817 4 0 [sic]
one Regiment of Dragoons. £ s. d.
Field and Staff Officers: Colonel as Colonel 12s.; Lieut. Col. as Lieut. Col. 7s.; Major as Major 5s.; Chaplain 6s. 8d.; Chirurgeon 4s.
one Troop: Captain 10s.; Lieutenant 5s.; Cornet 4s.; Quarter Master 3s.; one Serjeant 2s. 6d.; two Corporals 3s.; one drummer 1s. 6d.; one hautboy 1s. 6d.; 31 Dragoons, including the men for Officers' servants and widows as above at 1s. 2d. each.
eight Troops more of the same numbers. total of this Regiment 11,582 13 4
late Sir Richard Temple's Regiment, consisting of six Troops of the like numbers of Officers and of 36 private men in a Troop 8,571 8 4
Col. Kerr's Regiment unmounted.
consisting of the like number of Field and Staff Officers.
One Troop: Captain 10s.; Lieutenant 5s.; Cornet 4s.; Quarter Master 3s.; one Serjeant unmounted 2s. 3d.; two Corporals, each 1s. 3d.; one drummer 1s. 3d.; one hautboy 1s. 3d.; 36 Dragoons at 11d. each
five Troops more of the same numbers. total for this Regiment 7,449 0 10
total of the Dragoons £27,603 2 6
one Regiment of Foot.
Field and Staff Officers: Colonel as Colonel 12s.; Lieut. Col. as Lieut. Col. 7s.; Major as Major 4s.; Chaplain 6s. 8d.; Adjutant and Quarter Master 4s.; Surgeon and one mate 6s. 6d.
one Company: Captain 8s.; Lieutenant 4s.; Ensign 3s.; two Serjeants 1s. 6d. each; two Corporals 1s. each; one drummer 1s.; 36 private soldiers, including the men for Officers’ servants and widows as above 6d. each.
eight Companies more of the same numbers.
one Company of Grenadiers: Captain 8s.; two Lieutenants 4s. each; two Serjeants 1s. 6d. each; two Corporals 1s. each; one drummer 1s.; 36 private soldiers at 6d. each.
total of this Regiment 7,868 15 10
four other Regiments of the like numbers 31,475 3 4
total of the Foot £39,343 19 2
£ s. d.
Horse 33,817 4 0
Dragoons 27,603 2 6
Foot 39,343 19 2
Total Establishment, £100,764 5 8
Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 325–8.

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