Warrant Books: July 1713, 16-31

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

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'Warrant Books: July 1713, 16-31', in Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 27, 1713, (London, 1955) pp. 288-306. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-treasury-books/vol27/pp288-306 [accessed 20 April 2024]

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July 1713, 16-31

July 16. Royal warrant dated Kensington to James Brydges [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad] to pay to Robert Hardwick, Director of the Hospital at Port Mahon, for keeping sick soldiers and providing necessaries for the use of said Hospital between the 14th Oct. 1708 and the 31 March, 1712, his demand being after the rate of 15 pence a day sterling for each man, to wit 5d. a day from the Regiments and 10d. a day for each man as an extraordinary charge: the like allowances being made in the Office for Sick and Wounded and for each sick soldier put into the Hospital at Gibraltar and other places as proved by two certificates produced by said Hardwick: all in accordance with the report from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts dated 2 Oct. 1712 to the effect that they have examined his lists and vouchers giving the men's names and dates of entrance and discharge and that they are certified by Brigadier Lewis Petit, who was then Governor of Port Mahon: all as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
for several men from the six Regiments of Marines 170 2 2
for several men from Brigadier Sybourg's Regiment 36 2 6
for ditto from Sir Charles Hotham's Regiment 33 18 4
for the Invalids from several Regiments 106 18 9
for several men from Col. Harrison's Regiment 154 14 0
for ditto belonging to the Train of Artillery 36 14 2
for ditto from Major Gen. Whetham's Regiment 682 9 2
for ditto from Lord Tyrawley's Regiment 228 15 0
£1,449 14 1
Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 395.
July 16. Letter of direction for 1,000l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXII, p. 137.
July 17. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells, the four Tellers of the Receipt, the Deputy Chamberlains and all other the officers of the Receipt concerned, to make out Exchequer Bills not exceeding 1,200,000l. in principal money, for her Majesty's Supply by virtue of the Act lately passed, 12 Anne, c. 11 (over and above the bills made forth under former Acts of Parliament) and to issue same for such public uses and services to which the same are appropriated: to bear interest at the rate of 2d. per cent. [per 100l.] per diem.
Appending: the form of such Bill:
Exchequer — day of — 1713.
No. 1. Pursuant to an Act of Parliament lately passed for raysing 1,200,000l. &c. This Bill entitles the Bearer to — pounds with interest at 2d. per cent. per diem and is to be current in all payments to the Crown and to be exchanged by the Bank of England for ready money upon demand.
Money Book XXII, pp, 276–7.
T. Harley to the Stamps Commissioners to report on the qualifications of Sybrandt Da Groot to be a stamper. Send my Lord an account of the vacancies in your officers since the date of your commission, “and so from time to time hereafter, immediately as any vacancy happens you are to represent the same to my Lord pursuant to her Majesty's commands contained in your said commission.” Out Letters (General) XX, p. 457.
July 17. T. Harley to the Postmasters General to report on the recommendation for John Reynolds to be Deputy Postmaster of the city of Chester loco his father, Thomas Reynolds, deceased; and on the memorial of Sir George Warburton et al., ut supra, p. 284. Ibid., p. 458.
Same to Mr. Popple [Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade] to lay before the said Commissioners the enclosed letter [missing] from General Churchill, Governor of Guernsey, relating to the exchange of some lands and the erecting of mills in that island: said letter having been referred to my Lord Treasurer by the Queen's command. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Secretary Bolingbroke. Send my Lord Treasurer a list of the Ambassadors, Envoys and other Foreign Ministers who are employed by her Majesty in foreign Courts within your province. Ibid.
Same to the Lord Steward of the Household. Send to my Lord Treasurer for his perusal the several Establishments of the Household in the reigns of Charles II. and James II. “with the additional warrants in those reigns.” Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Thomas Lewis et al. of an Independent Company commanded by Capt. Moody, shewing that Mr. Thurston, the Agent, and the said Captain received 1,000l. of Mr. Howe in Dec. 1708 for the said Company's use, which sum is detained from petitioners by said Thurston and Moody, who offer them 12d. per £: therefore praying that they may be called to account for same and shew reason why petitioners are not paid their due proportion. Reference Book IX, p. 130.
July 18. T. Harley to the Navy Treasurer not to pay the 24,423l. 12s. 6½d. to Sir Roger Mostyn, supra, p. 277, until my Lord Treasurer shall signify his further pleasure about the same. Disposition Book XXII, p. 138.
Same to Sir Roger Mostyn [Paymaster of Marines] to attend my Lord Treasurer on Monday next. In case the [abovesaid] money be received [by you] from the Navy Treasurer for Churchill's and Goring's Regiments you are not to apply same without further orders from my Lord. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 459.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Works. Send my Lord a copy of the Establishment of the constant annual charge in the Offices of the Works here and at Windsor, of salaries, allowances and other constant yearly payments. Ibid., p. 460.
Same to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for a copy of the established allowances “as well of the several Offices belonging to the said Great Wardrobe as of any others; and of what further constant annual payments are charged upon that Office.” Ibid.
July 20. Same to Mr. Brydges [Paymaster of the Forces]. Send my Lord a particular account of the payments made by you to the Forces out of the 368,418l. 9s. 7d. issued to you at the Exchequer out of Aids or Supplies anno 1713, expressing the respective Corps and the times to which paid and how much remains in your hands. “And in the meantime you are desired forthwith to send a certificate to this [Treasury] Office how far the Regiments of Holstein and Walef are paid and what is further to be paid them for the time to which provision is made for them by Parliament.”Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed two memorials [missing], one from the Under Governor and Deputy Governor of the South Sea Company, the other from the Directors of the said Company, in relation to certain defects in their present Commission for taking subscriptions. If you think a fresh commission necessary please send a draft thereof for the Queen to sign. Ibid., p. 461.
Same to the [Queen's] printers to send to Sir William Wyndham's Office of Secretary at War two sets of Acts and Votes of the last Sessions, 500 [copies of the] Articles of War and 100 [copies of the] Acts of Parliament for Regulating the Forces. Ibid., p. 464.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Ja. Phillips, Receiver General of Taxes for Cos. Glamorgan, Carmarthen, Pembroke and Cardigan, for an allowance for the extraordinary charges of his collection; he having to return his moneys by strong guard and most part of his collection being near 200 miles distant from London. Reference Book IX, p. 130.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the wine and tobacco merchants shewing that they have applied to Parliament for discharge of their bonds and a clause was lately passed [1713 May 7] granting them liberty to pay in the principal money that became due before June 15 last at any time before 1 Sept. next, “which being rejected [1713 May 12] by the Honourable House of Peers” petitioners pray directions that the Customs Commissioners may receive the said principal money and endorse the same on their bonds and that prosecution may be stopped. [See Commons Journals, Vol. XVII, pp. 560, 619; Lords Journals, Vol. XIX, pp. 677, 687.] Ibid., p. 131.
July 21. T. Harley to Mr. Brydges to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Lord Orrery concerning his pay as a General Officer. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 461.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Hodges for payment of 12,690l. due on bills drawn by the Agent Victualler at Gibraltar. At what rates are the bills drawn? Ibid.
Treasury reference to John Manley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Jane Duncombe, widow, and Anne Hampden, widow, for extension of their term in a farm called Fewson's Grange, parcel of the late monastery called Melsa, alias Meux, and other lands in Co. Yorks, parcel of the jointure of the late Queen Dowager. Reference Book IX, p. 131.
July 21. Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Edward Conway, Receiver General for Co. Chester and part of North Wales, 1709 and 1710, praying allowance of 2,010l. 19s. 6d. on the sum of 80,438l. 9s. 1½d. paid in, in regard of the great charge and expense of his collections and his early prompt payments: his accounts being closed. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 131.
July 22. Money warrant for 80l. to John Tucker for half a year to 1713 June 24 on his fee or salary as Keeper of her Majesty's Paper Office. Money Book XXII, p. 278.
Letter of direction for 9,006l. 2s. 0½d. to the Bank of England: out of the 25l. per ton on French wines: and is to complete (with 4,648l. 6s. 1½d. lately issued, supra, p. 277) the satisfaction of the deficiencies to the Bank on its 100,000l. per an., viz. 8,989l. 2s. 10d. deficiency thereon for the year ended 1712 June 1 and 4,665l. 5s. 4d. on the year ended 1713 June 1 as below. Disposition Book XXII, p. 138.
T. Harley to Auditor Harley to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Mr. How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, for payment of the Invalid outpensioners [of Chelsea Hospital] on lists signed by the Commissioners of said Hospital for want of muster rolls. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 462.
July 23. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Auditor of the Receipt to satisfy (out of the receipts in the Exchequer from the 25 per cent. on French wines) the sum of 8,989l. 2s. 10d. remaining due [and unpaid] to the Bank of England to complete the Deficiency of their order for 100,000l. for 1712 as above.
And similarly (out of same) the sum of 4,665l. 5s. 4d. remaining due to the Bank, to complete the deficiency of their order for 100,000l. for 1713. Money Book XXII, p. 278.
T. Harley to the Secretary at War. My Lord Treasurer has a warrant ready for the Queen's signature to authorise the paying in Ireland of the Regiments of Churchill and Goring, late Marines, to wit to Aug. 1 next, notwithstanding their being detained here. This warrant will be despatched with the first opportunity. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 462.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to present to some better position Paul Angier, a tidewaiter in Wells in Norfolk. Ibid.
Same to same. Give my Lord an account why Mr. Worth, Surveyor of Falmouth and Penryn, is reduced from 5s. a day to 10l. a year for travelling charges from Falmouth to Penryn without any fault laid to his charge. Ibid.
Same to the Salt Commissioners. Why have you removed Mr. Worth, the salt officer at Falmouth? Ibid., p. 463.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners, Scotland. My Lord gives leave of absence to Mr. Forbes, one of your number, to come to the Bath for recovery of his health. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a memorial [missing] from Count Maffei, Envoy from Savoy, concerning four dozen of little bottles of Italian wines for his own use and a piece of crimson velvet to make him a winter suit, which are stopped at the Customs. Ibid.
July 23. Same to same to present Mr. Merrick for some better place in the Customs: also to send a deputation for Mr. Meredith as a landwaiter at Bristol. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to same to superannuate officers as follows and to present officers as below in their places:
Port. Officers
superannuated
.
Persons presented
in their places
.
Salary
per an
. £
Dartmouth William Martin, tidesman and boatman. Ambrose Wotton. 15 and 2s. a day
William Thomas, tidesman and boatman. John Woodman. 15 and 2s. a day
Penzance Edward Jones, waiter and searcher at Tonkuit Cove. Thomas Sprigg, junr. 20
Bideford Francis Lowndes, tidesman. Edward Jones. 12 and 2s. a day
Harwich Henry Williams, tidesman and boatman. William Rice, as tidesman and boatman at Falmouth, and 25
Ambrose Philips, to succeed said Rice at Falmouth. 25
Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 43–4.
July 23,
30, 31.
Same to same to employ John Hurst as a tidesman in Plymouth port loco William Cadland, who has relinquished.
Thomas Birkbeck as a tidesman and porter at Whitehaven loco Geo. Wilkinson.
Edward Hemmings as a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco John Temple, removed to the superior list.
John Temple as a tidesman in the superior list loco Phillip Carey, deceased.
Jonathan Filks as Surveyor of Cowes loco James Benn, superannuated, “at the established salary and 10l. for keeping an horse.”
Timothy Fysh as Collector at Scarborough loco John Baynes.
John Baynes as Surveyor at Bridlington loco said Timothy Fish.
John Pinney as a boatman at Topsham in Exeter port loco Henry Bryant, superannuated. Ibid., p. 44.
July 23. Letters patent by Treasurer Oxford constituting Samuel Edwards, Lionel Herne and Charles Lowe to be the officers to pay the interest on Exchequer Bills under the Act of 12 Anne, c. 11, of last Session for the raising 1,200,000l. for public service for circulating a further sum in Exchequer Bills, with the salary of 750l. from date hereof for themselves, clerks &c. This patent revokes the patent of 16 Oct. 1711 which appointed the said Edwards and Herne for paying interest on Exchequer Bills.
(Warrant dated July 31 by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to take their sureties: the sufficiency thereof being certified by Geo. Armiger, Under Second Secondary in the Queen's Remembrancer's Office.) Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 91–2.
July 24. Letter of direction for 1,700l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List funds: for secret service. Disposition Book XXII, p. 139.
T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners to promote to some letter post William Nance, for 13 years past a tidesman in Falmouth port. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 460.
Same to Secretary Bolingbroke. The Walloon and Holstein Troops have, since the Declaration made by her Majesty's Ambassadors in Holland for their discharge (to wit the 3rd day of April last), been continued in her Majesty's service. The Duke of Ormonde, in respect to the fidelity and good service of the said Troops, has desired that some speedy resolution may be taken as to their payment for the time they have served, beyond the said Declaration and for the future disposal of them. I enclose the said Duke's letters [missing] as also a memorial [missing] from the Secretary at War relating to the said Troops. My Lord Treasurer desires that this affair may be laid before the Queen with the first opportunity for speedy determination. Ibid., p. 464.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the Virginia and Maryland merchants shewing that the tobacco trade is under very great discouragements, the House of Peers not thinking fit to pass the Bill the last Session of Parliament: therefore praying relief. Reference Book IX, p. 131.
Same to Auditor Harley of the petition of the Duke of Leeds shewing that the late Treasurers of the Navy have returned him in super for moneys imprested to him for the Marine Regiment under his command from 22 Feb. 1693–4 to the time of disbanding the said Regiment: that the pay thereof whilst on shore and for recruits amounts to a considerable sum more than the money so imprested: therefore praying instructions to the Navy Commissioners to make out a perfect bill or to the Auditor for allowing the same in the said Treasurer of the Navy's accounts. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of a letter from the Earl of Strafford concerning a difficulty which he apprehends in importing some deal boards towards the building his house in Yorkshire. Ibid., p. 132.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Bernard Hutchins, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Somerset, praying an allowance of 188l. 4s. 3d. for his extraordinary charges in returning his moneys: being 5s. per 100l. on his returns of 75,285l. 9s. 6½d.; he having made punctual payments and passed and cleared his accounts. Ibid.
July 25. T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners to report on the petition of Andrew Endrupe of London, merchant, for release from quarantine of the Greyhound galley, to come up from Bristol and unload, she having touched at no infectious place. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 464.
July 25. Same to Secretary Dartmouth. The Postmasters General have represented to my Lord Treasurer the difficulties they meet with in settling the correspondence between this kingdom and France and have desired that this affair may be earnestly recommended to the Duke of Shrewsbury and Mr. Pryor to employ their best endeavours and interest with Monsieur Torcy, the Postmaster General of France, so that the demands made by Mr. Pajot may be receded from, which her Majesty's Postmasters General allege to be very high and unreasonable. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Auditor Sidney Godolphin of the petition of Price Devereux, Visct. Hereford, shewing that the late Visct. Hereford obtained a grant from Charles II. during pleasure of the offices of Steward and Keeper of the Courts Leet, Views of Frankpledge &c. of Mallaen, Co. Carmarthen, and Steward and Keeper of the manor, land &c. of the late dissolved monastery of Talley in said county: and of Steward and Keeper of the Courts Leet, Views of Frankpledge &c. of Mavon in Co. Cardigan; which offices were last in grant to the Earl of Carbery, but now vacant by the death of said Earl, and the premises lie adjacent to some part of Viscount Hereford's real estate: therefore praying a grant of same. Reference Book IX, p. 132.
Same to same of the petition of Lord Bulkeley for a grant of the offices of Constable of Carnarvon and Warden of the Forest of Snowdon. Ibid.
[?] Same to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of Sir John Humble shewing that he has passed his accounts as Paymaster of the Million Lottery [5–6 Wm. and Mary, c. 7] and there remains 1,345l. in his hands: that at his appointment surety was given for him by Sir Henry Furnese, Charles Twitty and Christopher Tilson in 5,000l.; and that the said Tilson and the executors of the said Twitty desire to be released from the said bonds. Ibid.
July 25. T. Harley to the Excise Commissioners, Scotland, to pay (out of Excise moneys) 1,500l. to Major Colt, of Edinburgh Castle, agent to the Earl of Leven: for her Majesty's especial service. Draw bills for same on Spencer Compton [in London, to be] payable to the Excise Commissioners, England, for your Excise account. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 439.
July 27. Money warrant for 400l. to Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury, for one bill of extraordinaries March 1 last to June 1 last as Ambassador Extraordinary to the Most Christian King.
Appending: said bill: £ s. d.
for postage of letters and expresses, having sent a servant of my own with the Renunciations to Madrid and paid his expenses going and coming 62 0 0
for secret correspondence, Intelligence, printed papers and “Gazettes" 20 10 0
for paper, paper books, pens, wax and other stationery wares 15 12 0
given to the officers and servants of his Most Christian Majesty at my public entry and audience 180 0 0
given to the officers and servants of the house where I was lodged and treated 270 0 0
£548 2 0
With. Secretary Dartmouth's allowance dated Whitehall July 14 hereof. “I allow 400l. of this bill. The rest seems very reasonable. It is however submitted to my Lord Treasurer.” (Money order dated July 30 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 280. Order Book VIII, p. 316.
July 27. T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners. You removed David Ruston from being landwaiter at Minehead to Harwich, but the improvement is only 5l. per an. in salary and otherwise the place is not of as much yearly value as Minehead. You are to think of some more effectual preferment; he being recommended by Sir Jacob Banks and others. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 465.
Treasury reference to the Queen's Remembrancer of the petition of Samuel Edwards, Lionell Herne and Charles Low offering their sureties, detailed, in 9,000l. in all for their offices of joint Paymasters of interest on Exchequer Bills. Reference Book IX, p. 133.
July 28. T. Harley to the Navy Commissioners to make out a Navy bill for allowing 11,127l. 15s. 9d. paid by the Navy Treasurer for 6 per cent. interest on loans as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
interest on 130,000l. from 8 Jan. 1712–13 to 4 May 1713, which was advanced by Sir James Bateman et al. 2,505 11 9
interest on 49,900l. advanced at several times by Sir Richard Hoare et al. 707 2 9
interest of 180,000l. for three months and 24 days to 23 June 1712 advanced by the Bank of England 3,410 2 8
interest of ditto from the 23 Jan. 1712–13 to 23 June 1713 4,504 18 7
£11,127 15 9
The said sum is to be assigned for payment out of moneys remaining in the Navy Treasurer's hands as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
of the Class Lottery money anno 1712 [as by 10 Anne, c. 19] 0 6 8
of dividend money received from the South Sea Company at Xmas 1712 2,322 16 4
of loans advanced by Sir Richard Hoare et al. 2,289 17 4
of 100,000l. advanced by the Bank of England the 9th inst. on Malt 3,104 12 9
out of the like sum directed to be applied by the Navy Treasurer for the services aforesaid about Feb. 12 last out of loans made by Sir Richard Hoare et al 3,410 2 8
£11,127 15 9
Appending: (1) statement of interest due as above on the 130,000l. lent Jan. 8 last by Sir James Bateman, Sir Ambrose Crowley, Sir Theodore Janssen and Samuel Onglegsy.
(2) An account of the sums paid for interest by Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, to the several persons hereafter mentioned for the loans by them advanced for the service of the Navy on credit of 300,000l. South Sea Stock transferred to Sir Richard Hoar, Robert Child, William Lowndes and William Clayton (for securing the same [loans]):
£ s. d.
Lan[celot] Burton 28 18 0
Fra. Hawes 14 9 3
Sir William Gifford 7 4 7
Mores Hart 7 4 7
Nath. Jackson 28 18 9
Richard Burton 14 9 3
Mathew Wymondezold 7 4 7
Henry Ferne 36 3 2
Edward Paunceford 28 18 7
Lionell Herne 7 4 7
Henry Pelham 72 6 6
John Powell 115 14 6
Gregory Page 28 18 7
John Grainger 7 4 7
Samuell Edwards 7 4 7
Christ[opher] Musgrave 14 2 8
Sir Francis Child 42 8 2
Cha. Williams 24 0 7
Jos. Stent 38 3 4
Simon Morse 2 16 6
Sir Jno L. [Lambert] 28 5 5
Elizabeth Edwards 2 16 6
John Blunt 7 1 4
Cha. Blunt 7 1 4
Mary Barnardiston 4 1 10
Lord Dartmouth 40 18 7
Henry Hoare 13 12 10
Stephen Lilly 6 16 5
Tho. Styles 39 18 10
Edward Southwell 13 3 0
Sir Thomas Hopson 3 15 11
Thomas Setates 5 15 0
£707 2 9
(3) Statement of interest due to the Bank on 180,000l. for 3 months and 61 days from 1712–13 Jan. 23 to 1713 June 23 (4,504l. 18s. 7d.) and on 180,000l. for 3 months and 24 days from 1712 Sept. 30 to 1712–13 Jan. 23 (3,410l. 2s. 8d.). Disposition Book XXII, pp. 139–42.
July 28. T. Harley to the Board of Ordnance. Send my Lord an account by Thursday morning next of what tallies, South Sea Stock or other effects are now remaining in the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance for the service of the Ordnance.
A like letter to the Commissioners of Transports for a like account of the like remaining in their Treasurer's hands for the service of their Office.
A like letter to Mr. Brydges for the service of the Forces.
A like letter to Mr. Howe for the service of Guards and Garrisons. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 465.
July 29. Same to James Brydges [Paymaster of the Forces Abroad]. I am ordered by my Lord Treasurer to desire you to advance 10l. each to the wives of the Serjeants now at New York that went with Lieutenants’ commissions and upon Ensigns’ pay, to enable them to make their voyage to their husbands, provided they give you reasonable assurance that they mean to proceed on the said voyage when the money is paid them. And because the sums which these women have already received here have not hitherto been made good by being stopt or deducted from their husband's pay, who have received their pay complete at the hands of Col. Hunter, Governor of New York, you are to state the account of those sums and send it to Col. Hunter and inform him of my Lord's pleasure that same be stopt and made good to the Queen before any further pay be made to said Officers. Disposition Book XXII, p. 143.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Monsieur Hervart, who is now in Holland, acquaints my Lord Treasurer in the enclosed letter [missing] that he intends to come with his family to reside in this kingdom “and therefore desires a like order for the free passage of his goods here as (he alleges) the States General have allowed there.” My Lord Treasurer desires you to write Monsieur Hervart what [it is] you can permit to be done in his favour here. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 466.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners enclosing a return [reply, missing] made to my Lord Treasurer from the Land Tax Commissioners for Blackenhurst Hundred, Co. Worcester, in answer to my Lord's letter about their arrears. Ibid., p. 467.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Perryn of London, merchant, now a prisoner in the Fleet, for a Customs debt, praying his liberty. Ibid., XXI, p. 1.
Treasury reference to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of the Deputy Chamberlains for Joining Tallies praying 125l. 7s. 2d. for their allowance of 2s. per 1,000l. on 1,253,599l. 0s. 3½d. of Customs money paid into the Exchequer between Xmas 1710 and Xmas 1711, for which tallies were levied, examined, joined and entered, for which they have had no allowance. Reference Book IX, p. 133.
July 30. T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners to visit the luggage of the Duke D'Aumont, Ambassador from France, at his lodgings at Somerset House, he being about to return home. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 465.
July 30. Same to the Duke of Ormonde enclosing Secretary Bolingbroke's letter [missing] sent to the Treasury on your letter of the 18th inst. about the Troops of Holstein and the Walloon Regiment. It is agreed that the said Troops be paid to the 23rd Aug. next and that the Holsteiners according to the 11th Article of the Convention for those Troops be paid two months’ pay computed at the rate of 12 months in the year, for their return. But as it is not to be expected that the said Foreign Troops have been complete since the time of their being last paid my Lord Treasurer desires you to direct the Commissaries abroad to make exact lists of their numbers from the times of their being last paid, as Mr. Brydges has orders from my Lord to make immediate payments to them according to the said lists. Thereupon please let the Commanders of the said Foreign Troops know that they are dismissed from her Majesty's service and that her Majesty will be at no further charge or expense on their accounts whatsoever. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges enclosing a copy [missing] of the above letter. Please order your Deputy in Flanders to be punctual in making the said payments so as her Majesty may hear of no further expense about them. Please signify this to the Secretary at War that he may prepare a royal warrant for allowing you these sums in your accounts. Ibid., p. 467.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. Lady Charlotte Lovelace has laid before my Lord Treasurer an abstract of the sums due to her late husband, Governor of New York, on warrants granted by the Assembly in those parts that are not yet satisfied. Please report what method may most properly be taken to hasten the payment and satisfaction of the said warrants; and please report as to the item of 172l. 17s. 8d. paid by said Lord Lovelace by her Majesty's order to the [poor] Palatines. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] received by Secretary Dartmouth from the Duke D'Aumont complaining of the ill treatment of two French vessels called La Mouche and La Trompeuse at Bridlington and Dover, and proposing several Regulations to prevent any abuses of the same nature for the future. Ibid. XXI, p. 1.
Same to Sir Christopher Musgrave to lay before the Privy Council the enclosed report [missing] from the Customs Commissioners on the petition of Andrew Endrupe concerning the Greyhound galley lately arrived from Hamburg. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Brydges of the petition of General Thomas Pearce praying that Mr. Brydges may have orders to charge the money paid to petitioner to about 450l. to his pay as a General Officer that it may not be a burthen against his Regiment. Reference Book IX, p. 133.
July 31. Royal letters patent constituting and appointing General John Hill (Governor of Dunkirk) to superintend the demolition of Dunkirk in accordance with the Treaty of Utrecht: and in his absence commissioning Gaspar Clayton, Governor of the Castle of Dunkirk, Sir James Abercrombie, bart., Town Major of Dunkirk, and John Armstrong, her Majesty's Chief Engineer, to oversee the same. Queen's Warrant Book XXVII, pp. 154–5.
July 31. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to proceed in paying the outpensioners of Chelsea Hospital in the method proposed by said Howe in his memorial of the 22nd inst.: which method is hereby approved.
Prefixing: said memorial. The House of Commons voted 61,464l. 5s. 7d. for payment of said outpensioners and the Lord Treasurer agreed that all who were admitted as outpensioners should be paid their several allowances according to the Regulation upon the Establishment to June 24 last pursuant to a report from the Commissioners for said Hospital and that from that time (when the greatest number of them are to be dismissed pursuant to the said report) they who are continued as outpensioners are to be paid five pence a day only without distinction. There has been no muster of outpensioners since 1712 Aug. 24 and Mr. Crauford informs me that it is not now practicable to make any muster of them. It is therefore proposed that instead of muster rolls the Commissioners of the Hospital who have made a particular examination of the pensioners do sign a list of all the persons now on the pensions which it is judged will be a sufficient authority for me to pay by. The recipients are to give receipts or to produce credible affidavits of the pensioner being alive, so that this will be as certain a method of payment as any muster roll could be; and they being pensioners only, it is presumed are not under a necessity of being mustered as regular Forces. I propose that the first money issued to this service be applied to the discharge of their debts in quarters. When this service is once begun it will be absolutely necessary that I be constantly supplied with 10,000l. per week to enable me to perfect the same, since there will be no stopping the payment of such an ungoverned multitude without hazarding very great disorders. The following is the state of the sum necessary to clear all the outpensioners to 24 June 1713:
£ s. d. £ s. d.
for one year's pay for Invalid Outpensioners from 24 Dec. 1711 to 23 Dec. 1712 inclusive 47,966 18 9
in part whereof there has been directed by your Lordship on the 20th Aug. 1712 on account of Poundage [Deduction] and Day's Pay [Deduction from the Regular Forces] of the said year 5,502 10 3
on same date, in part of the 60,000l. voted by Parliament 8,290 13 10
out of the dividends of South Sea Stock to 24 Dec. last 2,796 5 10
16,589 9 11
remains 31,377 8 10
[plus] for the pay of the Invalid outpensioners from 24 Dec. 1712 to 24 June 1713 25,114 2 10
£56,491 11 8
(2) Report by Edward Harley, one of the Auditors of Imprests, on said memorial of John Howe. I have no objection to the paying the said pensions upon lists signed by five of the Commissioners of the said pensions upon lists signed by five of the Commissioners of the Hospital (provided that Mr. Crawford, the Deputy Commissary General of the Musters, be always one), certifying that the recipients are living and qualified. Money Book XXII, pp. 281–2.
July 31. Money warrant for 1,000l. to Christopher Rhodes towards the incident charges of the Lotteries anno 1712. (Money order dated Aug. 15 hereon.) Ibid., p. 283. Order Book VIII, p. 315.
Same for 20,000l. to Lionell Herne, Samuel Edwards and Cha. Low, Paymasters [of Exchequer Bills], as imprest and upon account to satisfy and pay not only to the Tellers of the Receipt so much as they have or shall allow for interest on such Bills at the Receipt to the lenders or payers [thereon] at the respective times of their lending or paying [thereon], but also to holders of the said Bills upon which six months’ interest or more shall be due, although the said Bills shall not have circulated through her Majesty's Revenue or Taxes: all in accordance with the Act [9 Anne, c. 7] for enabling and obliging the Bank of England to exchange all Exchequer Bills for ready money upon demand. (Money order dated Aug. 5 hereon.) Money Book XXII, pp. 283–4. Order Book VIII, p. 314.
Same for 1,300l. to Thomas, Earl of Strafford, for three months from March 22 last to June 21 last on his ordinary as one of the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries for the Treaty of a General Peace (at the Congress at Utrecht). (Money order dated Aug. 5 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 284. Order Book VIII, p. 317.
Same for 800l. to same for one bill of extraordinaries 6 Dec. last to 6 June last in his said service.
Appending: said bill:
£ s. d.
for postage of letters to and from England 76 7 0
for postage of foreign letters to and from Utrecht 240 17 0
for written and printed intelligences 59 0 0
for secret correspondence and such like expenses for her Majesty's service 299 7 0
for stationery ware and other incidental charges 125 0 0
£800 11 0
Together with: Secretary Bolingbroke's allowance dated Whitehall July 1 inst. of said bill. “I allow 800l. of this bill for six months, [as being] pursuant to the Regulation.” (Money order dated Aug. 5 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 284. Order Book VIII, p. 317.
Same for 1,300l. to John [Robinson], Bishop of Bristol, for same quarter's ordinary as a like Ambassador [at Utrecht]. (Money order dated Aug. 5 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 285. Order Book VIII, p. 317.
Same for 4,807l. 6s. 8d. to Samuel Smethin, her Majesty's goldsmith, for plate delivered into the Jewel House between 1712 Dec. 25 and 1713 June 24. (Money order dated Aug. 5 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 285. Order Book VIII, p. 318.
July 31. Money warrant for 59l. 12s. 8d. to Sir Thomas Powys for 1711 Xmas to 1712 June 3 (the date of his patent as a Justice of the Queen's Bench) on his fee of 41l. 6s. 10d. per an. payable to him as her Majesty's first Serjeant at Law. Money Book XXII, p. 285.
Same for 298l. 15s. 0½d. to William Popple, Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade, for the incidents, detailed, of said Commissioners between 1712 Xmas and 1713 Midsummer.
826l. 10s. 0d. to same for same time for the salaries of himself and clerks and officers of said Commissioners. (Money order dated Aug. 6 hereon.) Ibid., p. 286. Order Book VIII, p. 318.
Same for last June 24 quarter to the Bedchamber as follows:
500l. to Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset, as Groom of the Stole and First Lady of the Bedchamber.
250l. each to the Ladies of the Bedchamber: Mary, Duchess of Ormonde; Rachel, Duchess of Devonshire; Anne, Countess of Abingdon; Frances, Countess of Scarborough; Jane, Countess of Rochester; Juliana, Countess Dowager of Burlington; Anne Charlotte, Lady Frenchvill; Lady Katherine Hyde.
125l. each to the Women of the Bedchamber: Abigail, Lady Masham, Agnata Cooper, Beata Danvers, Alice Hill, Isabella Hartstongue [for Isabella Arundell, see infra, under date 1713 Aug. 15].
75l. each to the Maids of Honour: Jane Kingdon, Mary Forrester, Anne Wyvill, Susanna Yelverton, Jane Warburton, Sarah Slingsby.
Money Book XXII, p. 287.
Same for 1,500l. to the Commissioners of Accounts (Henry Bertie, George Lockhart, Salway Winington, Francis Annesley, Thomas Lister, William Shippen and Henry Campion) for one quarter to 24 June 1713 for their salaries and incidents: with dormant clause for payment of same quarterly to 25 March 1714, making in all 6,000l., under the Act of last Session [12 Anne, c. 11] for 1,200,000l. in Exchequer Bills &c.: likewise to pay them 4,500l. for one year to 1714 June 24 for their salaries and incidents under the Act of the same Session [12 Anne, c. 3] for stating the debts of the Army. (Money order for 10,500l. hereon dated Aug. 7 hereon.) Ibid., pp. 287–8. Order Book VIII, p. 319.
Same for 25,435l. 15s. 4d. to the Bank of England for one quarter's interest to June 24 last for circulating of Exchequer Bills as follows:
£ s. d.
interest for circulating 3,380,312l. in Exchequer Bills [issued prior to 1713 Lady day]: interest from 25 March 1713 to June 24 25,352 6 10½
interest on 5,000l. Bills issued 1713 April 11 for discharge of interest 38 8
interest on 5,000l. Bills issued 14 April last for discharge of interest 29 3
interest on 5,000l. issued 27 April last for discharge of interest 23 16
total interest £25,435 15 4
the total of Bills issued to 24 June 1713 being 3,395,312l. 10s. 0d.
Memorandum: there remains in the Receipt of the Exchequer this 11 July for paying interest upon the said Bills the sum of 22,212l. 9s.7½d. [arising by receipts] on the Two Thirds Tonnage since 8 March 1711–12. (Money order dated Aug. 8 hereon: to be paid out of the abovesaid 22,212l, 9s. 7½d. and the balance out of [Exchequer] Bills [to be made forth for same].) Money Book XXII, pp. 288–9. Order Book VIII, p. 320.
July 31. Same for 178l. to Henry Watkins for 89 days (1711 Dec. 31 to 1712 March 29) on his ordinary of 40s. a day as late Secretary to her Majesty's Ambassadors to the States General: he having left Utrecht on the 29 March 1712 when he was succeeded by William Harrison, since deceased. (Money order dated Aug. 7 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 289. Order Book VIII, p. 321.
Same for 5,000l. to Henry Smith, Treasurer for building 50 new churches: as imprest for the said building. (Money order dated Aug. 7 hereon: to be payable out of the Duties on coals.) Money Book XXII, p. 291. Order Book VIII, p. 320.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in the account of Henry Ferne as Receiver General of Customs 389l. 9s. 2d. for his charges in paying his Customs money into the Exchequer for the year ended 1712 Dec. 25 and in passing his accounts.
Prefixing: bills of said charges and report thereon by the said Auditors. Money Book XXII, pp. 295–6.
Same by same to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, to borrow 300,000l. from Sir William Fazackerly, William Clayton, Lancelot Burton, Lionell Herne, Samuell Edwards and John Grainger on a deposit of 400,000l. of South Sea Stock repayable before Feb. 5 next with 6 per cent, interest. Ibid., p. 128.
Same by same to the Receipt to innovate two lost annuity orders of 50l. per an. each on the Excise anno 1702 in the name of Sir William Daines [and now assigned to Thomas Dawson] who makes affidavit of the loss thereof. Order Book VIII, p. 314.
Letter of direction for 6,000l. 9s. 4½d. to Mr. How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of loans on Land Tax anno 1713: and is intended to be applied to services as follows:
£ s. d.
in part of 183,281l.1s.6d. for Guards and Garrisons for six months to 24 Dec. 1713.
to complete 28 days’ subsistence from June 24 to July 21 inst. for the First, Second and Third Regiments of Foot Guards 1,311 9
for 34 days' subsistence from July 22 inst. to Aug. 24 next 4,689 0 3
£6,000 9
Disposition Book XXII, p. 143.
July 31. T. Harley to the abovesaid Mr. How to apply to the subsistence of Guards and Garrisons the sum of 2,550l. 0s. 10½d. out of the tallies and orders remaining in your hands on Land Tax and Malt anno 1712. Ibid., p. 144.
Same to Mr. Brydges. On Jan. 20 last, supra, p. 86, I wrote you to postpone payment of 1,314l. 10s. 1d. to Mr. Lawrence. In their report thereon the Comptrollers of Army Accounts certify that the medicines have been viewed and the prices adjusted and they see no reason why any further stop should be put to paying same. My Lord directs you speedily to satisfy the warrant for said sum. In the margin: “this satisfied out of dividend money on South Sea Stock [in the Army Paymaster's name] at Xmas 1712.” Ibid., p. 145.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to William Van Huls, Esq., of that piece of ground situate on the north west part of the Privy Garden in the Palace of Whitehall, now in ruins, adjoining to the Stone Gateway next the Tilt Yard leading to King Street, Westminster, and to certain rooms over the said Gateway now in the possession of William Vanhuls, Clerk of her Majesty's Robes and Wardrobes: the said ground being 40 feet in length from the Gateway towards the Banqueting House and 38 feet in depth, “which is the dimensions of the said Gateway from north to south”: with power to build; and with liberty to open a door in the wall of the passage under the Gateway next the Privy Garden: with a clause of re-assumption to the Crown on payment of 400l.
Prefixing: constat and ratal of the premises by John Manley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 92–3, 116.
Same to same for a same to Frances Skynner, widow, of several lands and tenements as follows in Taunton and Milverton, Co. Somerset.
Prefixing: particular by Auditor Jett of the premises and memorandum and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands, the premises being part of the lands and possessions coming to the hands of Edward VI. by the dissolution of colleges, chantries &c.:
£ s. d.
rent of a tenement in Maudlin St., Taunton, late in the tenure of Robert Withers 0 10 0
ditto of ditto there, late in the tenure of Magdalen Fisher 0 10 0
ditto of a cottage in Church Lane there, late in the tenure of William Hobbs 0 4 4
being all parcel of the possessions of the Chantry in the parish of St. Mary Magdalen in Taunton.
farm of a burgage in East Street there, late in the tenure of Roger Ide 1 0 0
ditto, late in the tenure of Philip Arthur 0 18 0
being parcel of the possessions of the late Chantry of the name of Jesus in the abovesaid parish.
farm of a burgage, late in the tenure of Antony Lambert, formerly pertaining to the Chantry of the Holy Trinity in said parish 0 3 4
farm of two rooms in Fore Street there, late in the tenure of Richard Billings, and once pertaining to the Chantry called Swings Chantry in the abovesaid parish 0 9 4
farm of one burgage in Taunton in North Street, late in the tenure of Richard Wharton 0 8 0
ditto, late in the tenure of Robert Sheldon 1 0 0
ditto, late in the tenure of Richard Marshall 0 13 4
ditto, late in the tenure of John Martin, and afterwards in the tenure of John Hethfield 0 17 0
the above being formerly pertaining to the Fraternity of High Cross in the said parish of St. Mary Magdalen in Taunton.
farm of a burgage in Silver Street in Taunton, late in the tenure of William Dennis 0 10 0
ditto, late in the tenure of Robert Marshall 0 10 0
ditto, late in the tenure of Robert Bingent 0 8 0
ditto in Pole Street, late in the tenure of Robert Hooper 0 10 0
ditto, late in the tenure of Robert Brown 0 10 0
ditto, late in the tenure of John Nomys 0 8 0
ditto, late in the tenure of Robert Bodman or John Eyre 0 12 0
the above being parcel of the possessions of the late Fraternity of the Holy Sepulchre in the said parish of St. Mary Magdalen, Taunton.
farm of the domain or tenement near the East Gate in Taunton, at one time in the tenure of one — Mount, and late of John Pope: being formerly part of the possessions of the late Chantry of the Name of Jesus in the abovesaid parish 0 6 8
farm of a burgage in Taunton, late in the tenure of Ralph Williams 0 10 0
ditto, late in the tenure of John Wethercock 0 5 0
farm of a burgage or tenement there, late in the tenure of John Workman 0 6 8
the above being parcel of the late possessions of the late Chantry of St. Andrews in the abovesaid parish.
farm of land in Langford Bodfield, alias Budvile, late in the tenure of Thomas Thorne 0 1 4
farm of land in Haslelake and Half Yard, late in the tenure of Edward Richards 0 4 0
the above being parcel of the late Chantry of the Blessed Mary in Milverton.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury subscription of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 94–9, 106.