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Warrant Books: August 1713, 17-31

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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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August 1713, 17-31

Aug. 17. Royal letters patent appointing William Bromley to be one of the Principal Secretaries of State: with the salary of 100l. per an. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 462–3.
Aug. 18. T. Harley to the Navy Treasurer to apply as follows out of the moneys which you have or are to receive from Sir William Fazakerly et al. of the loan on South Sea Stock transferred to them by my Lord Treasurer's warrant of July 31 last: to wit
£
to the head of Victualling
for carrying on the new Course of the Victualling 20,000
to the head of Wages.
to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of Marines, upon account of clearing what shall be due to the noncommissioned Officers and soldiers of the Marine Regiments ordered to be disbanded according to an Address of the House of Commons in that behalf [see supra, p. 323] 20,000
£40,000
You are also to apply to the paying of wages to men discharged from her Majesty's ships for reducing their complements the sum of 11,584l. 18s. 4d. received by you from the Bank on adjusting accounts with them for the 100,000l. which they lent on Malt tallies for the year 1711 [being to wit] for accrued interest on the said tallies beyond what was sufficient to satisfy the Bank for [their own] interest [due] “at the time they accepted the said tallies in repayment of the said loan.” Disposition Book XXII, p. 152.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to pass with all civility the equipage of the Abbot de Gautier [Abbé François Gaultier, Agent from France in 1711], “being arrived from France.” Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 14.
Aug. 19. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge William Bromley, Speaker of the House of Commons, of the quantity of 4,038 ounces 11 pennyweight of white plate delivered to him out of the Jewel House by Heneage Finch, Master of the Jewels and Plate, 1711 July 2 for the service of the said Speaker's table. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 437–8.
Same dated same to the Attorney General or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Basil, Earl of Denbigh, of the office of one of the four Tellers of the Exchequer loco John, Visct. FitzHardinge, deceased. (fn. 1) Ibid., p. 400.
Aug. 19. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Attorney General or Solicitor General for a great seal for an indenture tripartite between the Queen of the one part, Edward Harley, Esq., commonly called Lord Harley, son and heir of Robert, Earl of Oxford, of the second part, and the said Earl of Oxford of the third part, for giving and granting to the said Edward Harley all wrecks, jetsom, flotsam and lagan, goods derelict, bullion, plate, gold, silver, coin, merchandise and other goods and chattels whatsoever which at any time before 24 June 1713 have been and until the 24 June 1724 shall be cast away, wrecked or lost in or upon any of the rocks, shelves, shoals, seas or banks in and between the 26th and 40th degrees of North Latitude in the West Indies and which shall be recovered by him or his agents before 24 June 1724: saving one full tenth part thereof to the Crown: the Treasury to have the right of inspecting the fishing for said wrecks and to take an account of the proceeds. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 417–19.
Royal sign manual for 3,000l. to Secretary the Earl of Dartmouth: for secret service. (Money warrant dated Sept. 21 hereon for 3,000l. to him as late one of the Secretaries of State.) (Money order dated Sept. 30 hereon.) Ibid., p. 261. Money Book XXII, p. 332. Order Book VIII, p. 334.
Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, for a privy seal for discharging the baronet fee of 1,095l. payable by Sir Thomas Cross for his baronetcy. (Treasurer Oxford's warrant to the Receipt hereon accordingly dated Sept. 9.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 401, 447a. Money Book XXII, p. 315.
Completion of the entry of the above privy seal dated Westminster 31 August for discharge of Sir Thomas Crosse's baronetcy fee of 1,095l. [see footnote, supra, p. 325] Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 416, 417, 447p.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Richard Bulkeley, Visct. Cashell, of the office of Constable and Keeper of Carnarvon Castle and the office of Chief Ranger of the Forest of Snowdon and Steward of the manors and possessions of the late Monastery of Bardsey, Co. Carnarvon, lately enjoyed by Charles Bodvile, Earl of Radnor: to hold during pleasure. Ibid., pp. 401, 447a.
Aug. 19. Same to same for a same for a grant to Price Devereux, Visct. Hereford, of the office of Steward and Keeper of the Courts Leet, Views of Frankpledge and other Courts of the Lordships, manor &c. of Mallaen, Co. Carmarthen: and of Steward and Keeper of the manor, lands &c. of the late dissolved monastery of Talley; and Steward and Keeper of the Courts &c. of Mavon, Co. Cardigan: during pleasure. Ibid., pp. 402, 447b.
Royal sign manual for 680l. to William Bromley, late Speaker of the House of Commons: for 136 days 1713 March 25 to Aug. 8 inst. (the day on which said House was dissolved) on the usual allowance of 5l. a day to the Speaker. (Money warrant dated Aug. 20 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 25 hereon.) Ibid., pp. 402, 447b. Order Book VIII, p. 328.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Morgan Randyll, in the form of an indenture, of all wrecks, jetsom, flotsam &c. at any time before 24 June 1713 and before 24 June 1724 cast away between Plymouth Sound and Lands End, stretching five leagues to sea either way and from 11 degrees to 26 degrees north latitude in North America: with reservation of one full tenth to the Crown. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 403–4, 447cd.
Same granting to Francis Beresford the office of Clerk to the Warden of the Mint with 40l. per an. salary loco George Ford, lately deceased. Ibid., pp. 405, 447e.
Royal sign manual for 5,000l. to John Holbech: as imprest for wages, bills and allowances usually paid in the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber. (Money warrant dated Aug. 20 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 26 hereon.) Ibid., pp. 405, 447e. Order Book VIII, p. 326.
Same for 778l. 17s. 6d. to Thomas Baker; being 638l. thereof for cloth &c, purchased for a present from the Queen to the Emperor of Morocco; 100l. for other things as a like present to the Alcaid of Tetuan and 40l. 17s. 6d. for Exchequer fees thereon. (Money warrant dated Aug. 20 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 25 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Sept. 9 hereon.)
Appending: details of said presents (scarlet sky colour and green cloth: two large table repeating clocks japanned with gold, crimson and blue, plain gold watches with Arabic figures, looking glasses, bullet guns, pistols, brocade, cambric, Flanders lace to adorn the Empress's shifts, a rich crimson velvet sedan or chair for the Darling Sultanes, a native of England: and for the Alcaid of Tetuan a tea equipage and scarlet cloth). Queen's WarrantBook XXV, pp. 406, 447f. Order Book VIII, p. 326. Disposition Book XXII, p. 157.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Thomas Moore of the office, hereby erected, of Receiver and Paymaster of our Land Forces in the Island of Minorca and in the Garrisons of Dunkirk and Gibraltar and such other of our Land Forces still remaining in the Low Countries or elsewhere as have been hitherto under the care of pay of James Brydges: as from Aug. 24 inst. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp, 407–8, 447gh.
Aug. 19. Royal warrant to the Lord Treasurer to pay to the four Messengers of the Receipt (William Wekett, Joseph Richards, Samuel Clark and John Barrett) 684l. for distributing or circulating Proclamations and orders in Council through Scotland from 20 Sept. 1608 to 1713 May 18: and further to cause the like allowance of 18l. to be made to them from May 18 last for each single Proclamation and order in Council circulated or to be circulated by them throughout Scotland.
Appending: report by the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, on the petition of said Messengers.
Followed by: said petition of the four Messengers in Ordinary at the Receipt of the Exchequer. By their commission they are directed to circulate her Majesty's Proclamations through England and Wales, having an allowance paid to them out of the Hanaper for each Proclamation. After the Union they did for some time also circulate her Majesty's Proclamations and orders of Council through Scotland and were paid out of the Hanaper 30l. for each Proclamation and order of Council. As the said allowance increased the charge on the Hanaper they were directed on the 20 Sept. 1708 upon issuing any Proclamations under the Great Seal to transmit a sufficient number of copies thereof to her Majesty's Solicitor at Edinburgh to be by him dispersed in Scotland; for which service petitioners have only been allowed 12l. In pursuance thereof they transmitted a sufficient number of the Proclamations in Schedule A to her Majesty's Solicitor at Edinburgh, to be by him dispersed in Scotland, but neither Sir David Dalrymple, the then Solicitor, nor his successors would be prevailed upon to undertake the said service nor be at the expense thereof, so that petitioners were forced to do the [dispersing of] same, as appears by the receipts under the hands of the several Sheriffs and Stewards of Stewartries. The said service would have been neglected had not petitioners undertaken the care thereof, and they have been at expense therein. Therefore pray that directions be given how the Proclamations shall be disposed for the future and that they may be paid for those Proclamations so dispersed by them according to the allowance of 18l. each circulation; amounting to 468l. as per the following schedule.
Followed by: Schedule of Proclamations circulated over Scotland in the years 1708, 1709, and 1710:
1. Proclamation of 30 Dec. 1708 for encouraging seamen and landmen to enter themselves on board her Majesty's ships.
2. ditto of 30 Dec. 1708 for a public thanksgiving to be observed on Thursday the 17th Feb.
3. ditto of 13 Jan. 1708–9 for apprehending and seizing all straggling seamen and seafaring men sheltering themselves in inland counties.
4. ditto of 27 Jan. 1708–9 commanding all officers and magistrates to put in execution the Act for recruiting the Land Forces and Marines.
5. ditto of 30 March 1709 appointing the times and places for keeping the Circuits in Scotland.
6. ditto dated 9 June 1709 suspending the further execution of the Act for recruiting the Land Forces and Marines anno 1709.
also circulating letters from the Privy Council to the Sheriffs and Stewarts of the respective shires and stewartries in favour of the distressed Protestant Germans who, being oppressed in their own countries by the exactions of the French, have fled into this kingdom for refuge.
7. a Proclamation dated 3 Oct. 1709 for calling the Parliament to meet at Westminster the 15th of November.
8. a ditto dated 3 Oct. 1709 for a public thanksgiving to be observed on the 22 November.
9. a ditto dated—for taking off the stop for the impressing of soldiers and Marines.
10. a ditto dated 1709–10 Jan. 16 for apprehending the Master Burleigh.
11. a ditto dated 1709–10 Feb. 18 for a fast.
12. a ditto dated 18 Feb. 1709–10 for encouraging landmen and seamen.
13. a ditto dated 2 March 1709–10 for apprehending rioters, traitors and rebels.
14. a ditto dated 18 May 1710 for a Fast.
15. a ditto dated 21 Sept. 1710 for dissolving the Parliament.
a ditto dated 1710 Sept. 26 for calling a new Parliament.
a ditto dated 1710 Sept. 26 for a Public Thanksgiving.
a ditto dated 1710 Nov. 9 requiring quarantine to be performed by ships coming from the Baltic.
circulating letters from the Privy Council dated 1710 Dec. 18 to the several Sheriffs and Stewarts of the respective shires and Stewartries who have orders to attend the Commissioners of Recruits the first day of their General Meeting with letters from the Council for their directions in that service.
a Proclamation dated 1710–11 Jan. 25 for encouraging seamen and landmen to enter themselves on board her Majesty's ships of war.
letters from the Privy Council for enforcing their former letters to the Commissioners for the Recruit Acts.
a Proclamation dated 1711 March for a Fast to be observed all over Great Britain.
a ditto dated 1711 Sept. 6 requiring quarantine to be performed by ships coming from the Baltic.
a ditto for calling the Parliament to meet on the 13th November.
a ditto for a Fast to be observed on 16th Jan. 1711–12.
a ditto dated 1712 June 24 summoning the Peers of North Britain to choose a peer loco the Earl Marshal.
a ditto dated [1712] Aug. 18 declaring the suspension of arms with her Majesty and the French King.
a ditto dated Aug. 31 requiring quarantine to be performed by ships coming from the Baltic.
a ditto dated Nov. 16 for calling the Parliament.
a ditto dated Nov. 24 for apprehending General Macartney.
a ditto dated Nov. 24 for summoning the peers of Scotland to choose a peer in place of the Duke of Hamilton.
a Proclamation dated Dec. 11 declaring the continuation of the cessation of arms.
a ditto dated [1712–13] Jan. 8 suspending the Recruiting Act.
a ditto dated 1713 April 15 concerning stamps on hides.
a ditto dated 1713 May 4 for the Peace with France.
a ditto dated 1713 May 18 for a Public Thanksgiving.
The abovesaid lists of Proclamations for that part of Great Britain called Scotland are certified by Jer. Sambrooke, Deputy Clerk of the Crown, as having passed the great seal and been delivered out to the four Messengers as usual. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 408–12, 447h–447l.
Aug. 19. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to authorise and empower the Directors of the South Sea Company to return duplicates of the interest of the first, second and third sub scriptions [to the Capital Stock of the South Sea Company and] to make up an account and compute the interest of all Navy and Trans port Debentures subscribed or to be subscribed [into South Sea Stock] and to adjust and finish whatever matters ought to have been done in the former Commission and to insert a clause therein for enlarging the time [for taking subscriptions] till the 1st Dec. 1713: “all by reason that the patent of 12 Feb. 1712–13 authorised the Directors of the South Sea Co. to take subscriptions until the 29 Sept. 1713 of all tallies, orders, bills, tickets, Debentures or Certificates or other public debts, Deficiencies or sums intended to be provided for by the Act erecting said Company; in which said patent the Queen is informed a power is wanting to enable the Directors to return such duplicates &c.” Ibid., pp. 413, 447m.
Same to Spencer Compton to pay 1,500l. to the Excise Commissioners in England in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn by the Excise Commissioners, Scotland, for so much paid by them 31 July last to Major James Colt for her Majesty's especial service pursuant to her Majesty's command to the said Commissioners. Ibid., pp. 414, 447n.
Same to Edward Harley and Thomas Foley, Auditors of Imprests, to take care that no allowance be made to Spencer Compton for any time beyond Midsummer 1713, in any of his accounts, for his allowance of 400l. per an. granted to him by the sign manual of 1710–11 Jan. 20 as late Treasurer to the Consort Prince George of Denmark: which pension or yearly sum he has voluntarily surrendered. Ibid.
Same to same to make no allowance to the said Compton for any time after 1713 Midsummer, in his accounts, on the yearly sum of 100l. directed by the sign manual of 1709–10 Aug. 8 to be paid to Richard Steele, gent., who was one of the Gentlemen Waiters to the said Prince George of Denmark. Ibid., pp. 415, 447o.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Stamps Commissioners to pay 50l. to Sidney Johnson in recompense of her brother's services.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on her petition, ut supra, p. 183. Money Book XXII, p. 309.
Letter of direction for 1,000l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: out of Civil List funds. Disposition Book XXII, p. 153.
Aug. 19. Same for 40,000l. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of Exchequer Bills to be made forth under the Act of last Session. [12 Anne, c. 11], for circulating 1,200,000l. Exchequer Bills: and is for the services following: viz.
£
in part of 61,464l. 5s. 7d. for the out pensioners of Chelsea Hospital to 24 Dec. 1713.
for the outpensioners of Chelsea Hospital on account of their allowances to 24 June 1713 10,000
in part of 183,281l. 1s. 6d. for Guards and Garrisons for six months to 24 Dec. 1713.
on account of subsistence to the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain and the Garrisons in North Britain to 24 Aug. inst. 30,000
£40,000
Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. My Lord Treasurer has read your report on the petition of John Burgh, executor of Mr. Wickes, concerning a composition for Wickes’ debt to the Crown. You propose accepting 1,000l. for composition. My Lord wishes to know whether you have duly considered that matter in respect of the great debt and the estate which he left behind him. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 16.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to same to pay 250l. to Richard Score for his long attendance, trouble and expense in detecting the abuse in computing the Duty on unrated goods.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the case. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 48–9.
Same by same to same to carry out proposals and presentments as follows relating to the regulating the Customs officers’ salaries at Faversham and Rochester.
Prefixing: memorial by said Commissioners as in further continuation of their observations on the salaries in the outports:
At Faversham.
John Smallman, collector, hitherto paid 20l. per an. by incidents: 10l. to be added to his salary to make it 60l., and the other 10l. for a horse to be sunk, “the Commissioners not thinking it fit that a collector should leave his port without particular directions.”
John Goodwin and Richard Philpot, two boatmen, hitherto paid 5l. per an. each as incidents and 20l. per an. salary: to be established at 25l. per an. salary.
two extraordinary boatmen at Whitstable in Faversham port, hitherto at 9s. a week: John Whaley and Mark Smith to be established there at 25l. per an. each.
Robert Webb, waiter and searcher at Herne Bay in Faversham port, at 25l. per an.: to be established at 30l. per an., the former establishment not being sufficient provision for that employment.
Rochester.
John Lathbury, waiter and searcher, 10l. per an. by incidents and 20l. per an. salary: to be established at 30l. per an. in lieu thereof.
Jonathan Rogers and Richard Pembarthy, boatmen, 5l. per an. by incidents and 20l. per an. salary: to be established at 25l. per an. each in lieu thereof.
Thomas Swinnock, surveyor, waiter and searcher at Maidstone, lately deceased, 30l. per an. by incidents: [his successor] John Manly to be established there at 30l. per an. salary in lieu thereof.
a smack at Queenborough for many years for the better guard of that part of the river, with a master at 40l., a mate at 25l. and three mariners at 15l. each and an allowance for victualling five men at 7½d. a day each, amounting to 57l. [per an.], hitherto paid by incidents: in lieu thereof John Scot, the present master, to be established as Commander with 40l. per an.; John Humphrys as mate at 25l. and four mariners at 15l. per an. each and allowance for victualling six men at 7½d. each per day, amounting to 68l. per an.; it being absolutely necessary for the service to continue the said smack with an additional hand.
there being a surveyor with two boatmen for the guard of the rivers of Rochester and Chatham and to board vessels it is represented that one boat is not sufficient for the business at the town and guard of that river. Therefore another Surveyor, Jonathan Deeplake (at present a boatman at Sunderland, who has done considerable service to the revenue, particularly in the discovery of frauds and illegal practices in the Coal Duty at Rochester and in discovering and apprehending several notorious owlers) to be established at 40l. per an., to reside at Chatham, and John Gill and Edward Harris to be appointed as boatmen to attend him with 25l. per an. each.
Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 49-50.
Aug. 19. Appointment by Treasurer Oxford of Thomas Andrews (deputy to the Surveyor [of the Customs]) and Nicholas Terrell (deputy to the Comptroller [of the Customs]), gent., to make extracts out of the Port Books (fn. 2) in the Queen's Remembrancer's Office in the Exchequer Court of the value of the exports and imports between England and France agreeable to an Address of the House of Lords to her Majesty, to wit of the value of the exports and imports between England and France from Michaelmas 1662 to Michaelmas 1663 and from Michaelmas 1665 to Michaelmas 1666. Ibid., pp. 47–8.
Aug. 19. William Lowndes to the Attorney General and Solicitor General to peruse and return the enclosed draft [missing] of a warrant for a patent for raising 500,000l. by way of a Lottery towards satisfying the debt due to the Civil List. Reference Book IX, p. 134.
Treasury reference to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South] of the petition of Lieut. Gen. Webb shewing that in the last great storm the barn near the Park House in the Isle of Wight belonging to her Majesty was blown down and torn to pieces and has not since been rebuilt, and being 54 foot long, 19 wide, the posts 13 foot long, having a skilling on one side and a skilling at each end, there will be need of 50 load of timber: therefore praying that same may be cut. Ibid.
Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to place on the Military List of the Establishment of Ireland a pension of 200l. per an. to Capt. Cornelius Kennedy as from 1713 June 24: during pleasure. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 325.
Aug. 20. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 15l. to Humphry Beckley in satisfaction of so much expended by him for her Majesty's especial service. Money Book XXII, p. 310.
Money Book warrant for 1,500l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, for 1712 Lady day quarter for the wages and board wages of said Band. (Money Book order dated Aug. 25 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Oct. 15 hereon.) Ibid., p. 311. Order Book VIII, p. 335. Disposition Book XXII, p. 174.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to William Fytch, the Register and Comptroller of the Class Lottery anno 1711 [9 Anne, c. 16], and to Charles Blunt, Paymaster of said Lottery (out of 52,467l. 4s. 0d.. directed to them this day [infra, p. 334] towards making good the deficiency of the fond granted for payment of the principal and interest of the Class Lottery anno 1712), to pay 31,250l. 16s. 0d. towards satisfying the principal [Money] of orders next in Course and the 21,216l. 8s. 0d. towards the interest payable at June 24 last 1713 [on the said 1711 Class Lottery]: all by reason that “it appears to me by the following statement that in case the said [1712 Lottery] fond had not been deficient at Michaelmas 1712 the sum of 31,250l. 16s. 0d. had been or ought to have been applied and paid in further discharge of the principal” [on the said Class Lottery anno 1711]. And as the said 52,467l. 4s. 0d. will be issued to you in Exchequer Bills you are to observe all directions as to surcharging the interest accruing in such Bills for the time they shall remain unissued in your hands.
Prefixing: undated statement by said Fytch and Blunt as to the Class Lottery anno 1711:
£ s. d. £ s. d.
a fund to raise 186,670l. per an. for 32 years from 29 Sept. 1711 was granted to pay of 2,602,200l. principal and 6 per cent. interest 2,602,200 0 0
paid off so much, being come in before the commencement of the Act [10 Anne, c. 19, for said Lottery] 11,880 0 0
£2,590,320 0 0
the yearly fund comes to 186,670 0 0
this year 6 per cent, interest comes to 155,419 4 0
remains to be applied towards discharging the principal 31,250 16 0
six months’ interest due at 24 June last [1713?] 77,709 12 0
£108,960 8 0
towards answering which sum there now remains in the Exchequer and [in the 1711 Lottery] Paymaster's hands 35,692 15
granted the last Sessions 62,000 0 0
£97,692 15
Money Book XXII, pp. 320–1.
Aug. 20 Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Commissioners for Duties on Hides to pay 21l. 9s. 4d. to Edward Foley, their Cashier, in full of his charges in carrying 64,776l. 18s. 3d. to the Exchequer on account of said Duties between 24 June 1711 and 28 June 1712.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on Foley's memorial for his said charges. Ibid., p. 322.
T. Harley to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of Marines. Out of the 20,000l. ordered to you, supra, p. 325, the Lord Treasurer directs you to pay 1,684l. 9s. 9½d. to Col. Charles Churchill, which together with 743l. 13s. 9d. lately ordered is fully to enable the said Colonel to pay off and reduce the supernumerary Serjeants, corporals, drums and 170 private men of his Regiment (late one of the Marine Regiments) so as the extraordinary charge thereof may instantly cease. Disposition Book XXII, p. 154.
Letter of direction signed by Treasurer Oxford for 52,467l. 4s. 0d. to be issued to Charles Blunt out of the Exchequer Bills which are to be made forth in pursuance of the Act 13 Anne, c. 11, of the last Session for 1,200,000l. Exchequer Bills: to be issued to said Blunt as Paymaster of the Class Lottery anno 1711 and is intended to be applied towards making good the Deficiency of the fond granted for the payment of the principal and interest of the said Class Lottery for [the succeeding year, to wit for] the year ended at Michaelmas 1712, “a sum not exceeding 62,000l. being appropriated for that purpose out of the public fonds granted in the last Session of Parliament” [see supra, p. 333]. Ibid.
Aug. 20. T. Harley to Spencer Compton. My Lord Treasurer directs you to pay 1,500l. to the Earl of Roseberry for 2½ years to June 24 last on his allowance of 600l. per an.: to be paid by 300l. a week from date hereof. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 44,064l. 13s. 0d. to James Brydges: out of the 1,200,000l. Exchequer Bills to be made forth under the Act of [12 Anne, c. 11], of the last Sessions: and is intended for the subsistence of her Majesty's Subject Troops in Flanders upon account and for the ordinary pay of the Troops of Holstein and Boile [sic for Borlé] to the time of their dismissions: and is to be taken as in part of 636,888l. 14s. 10d. for Land Services for six months to 24 June 1713. In the margin: issued 31,000l. Ibid., p. 155.
T. Harley to the Commissioners for Trade to consider the enclosed memorial [missing] from Thomas Coram about the settlement proposed to be made by the disbanded soldiery. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 16.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to give order to all their officers to observe strictly all orders for performing quarantine. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General and Solicitor General. My Lord Treasurer has obtained the Queen's signature to an additional Commission for taking subscriptions to the South Sea Company. “But there being a received opinion in the House of Commons that upon giving the interest of 6 per cent. to several debentures which before had a right but to 5 per cent. one year's interest was not to be reckoned, and those proprietors have so great an advantage by that exchange and have been desired [sic? for have desired] to apply to Parliament last Session for clearing that doubt, his Lordship desires the concern of that year's interest may be left so much at large in the Commission as that the Commissioners may not be obliged to allow the same “[see footnote, supra, pp. 46–48]. Ibid., p. 18.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to enlarge John Blair from the Fleet prison, where he is on a fine of 40l. for running East India goods on the information of Richard Heath against said Blair and Maston Beacher and Jeremiah Peachy.
Prefixing: said Commissioners’ report on the case. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 46–7.
Same by same to employ William Spoore as a tidesman in Newcastle port. Ibid., p. 47.
Aug. 21. Royal letters patent appointing William, Earl of Dartmouth, to be Lord Privy Seal in place of Sir George Beaumont, Robert Byerley and Edward Nicholas, whose patent dated 1711 Dec. 22 as Commissioners of the Privy Seal in the absence of John, Bishop of Bristol, who was thereby also to exercise said office on his return, is hereby determined. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 9–10.
T. Harley to the Navy Treasurer to apply towards payment of wages of ships on foreign voyages to the end of June 1712 (whereof the Ludlow Castle is one) the sum of 15,400l. out of the moneys which you have [received] or are to receive from Sir William Fazakerly and others on account of the loan which they negotiate on credit of South Sea Stock. Disposition Book XXII, p. 155.
Aug. 21. T. Harley to the Navy Commissioners to make forth a Navy bill for allowing to the Navy Treasurer the 188l. 19s. 9d. disbursed by him to defray the charge on the transfers by him made of South Sea Stock to the several creditors of the Navy to Xmas last. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 1,000l. to John Holbech, gent.: out of Civil List moneys: and is for the service of the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber. Ibid., p. 156.
T. Harley to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts enclosing for their report the following papers:
(1) a memorial signed by Sir William Wyndham [Secretary at War] about paying Officers of four Regiments who were prisoners in Spain full pay after the time of their being disbanded.
(2) Lord Mark Kerr's memorial with Mr. Brydges’ report thereon for subsistence of the Officers of his Regiment from 23 Feb. to 22 Aug. last.
(3) [from] Col. Alexander Mackenzie and others, Captains of that Battalion of Guards that served in Spain, [praying] for their clearings for the years 1711 and 1712.
(4) John Ford's petition for moneys due to him from the Officers of Carrol's [O'Carroll] Regiment for subsisting them between August and February last.
(5) a petition in the name of the Earl of Galway's Spanish Regiment of Foot for arrears of subsistence to 1712 Dec. 23.
Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 17.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Duke D'Aumont relating to the barque Hirondelle, which has been seized by the Customs officers. Ibid.
Same to the Postmasters General. Mr. Cholmondeley has waited on my Lord Treasurer and desired that Mr. Puleston (whom you have approved to be Paymaster [sic for Deputy Postmaster] at Chester) may also have the management of the Cross Road Posts, he being ready to give undeniable security. Please do therein as you think best. Ibid., p. 18.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners enclosing an anonymous letter signed D. L. [missing] giving an account of the circumstances of Anthony Boyce, now in execution for the debt which he owed for Stamp Duties. Please advertise in the “Gazette” [for the writer] to inform you herein. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the officers of the Mint at Edinburgh complaining of the officers of the Exchequer [Scotland] for detaining more fees on Coinage Duty money issues there than are detained by the Exchequer in London on like payments to the Master of the Mint in London. Ibid., p. 19.
Aug. 21. Same to the Secretary at War. My Lord has directed 29,844l. 16s. 0d. to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, for half pay for six months to 1713 June 24 to such disbanded Officers as are duly certified by yourself. Please prepare a royal warrant to authorise Howe to pay the said pay. A list of the names of the Officers, their Corps and half pay, is to be annexed to the warrant; and it is to contain all the instructions, scales and orders for regulating and governing the said half pay and for admitting to it other Officers belonging to Regiments disbanded or reduced and not hitherto admitted. “And it appearing to his Lordship that the deductions made from the half pay Officers after the Peace at Rijswick was reduced to 6d. in the £, his Lordship likewise desires you to insert in the said warrant a clause” for said Howe to deduct only 6d. on such half pay moneys.
Please report on the enclosed petition [missing] in behalf of the Officers of the Regiments of Rooke, Price and [Lord] Slane. Ibid., p. 20.
Same to the Attorney General to draft a warrant for a grant of the extended estate of Geo. Howells, late a Receiver General of Taxes, viz. to trustees for the purpose of sale: in accordance with the enclosed report [missing] from the Taxes Commissioners. Ibid., p. 21.
Same to Auditor Harley to report on Mr. Gibbons’ memorial enclosed [missing] praying some allowance for his charge as Receiver of the Two Million Adventure. He was appointed to the said office purely for the service of the Remitters whereof he was one. Ibid., p. 138.
Treasury reference to Mr. Blathwaite of the petition of John Salkeld, clerk, shewing that in 1703 Christopher Codrington, then Governor of the Leeward Islands, granted petitioner 100 acres of land of the French part of that island [St. Christopher] during the war with France and an equitable title to her Majesty's bounty for the same for ever in case the French part of said island should be in her Majesty at the conclusion of peace: which grant was confirmed by her Majesty for three years: therefore praying a grant of same for ever, he having been at great expense in improving the premises. Reference Book IX, p. 134.
T. Harley to the Receivers and Paymasters in Ireland enclosing the report [missing] made to the Lord Treasurer by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts in relation to Col. Morris's demand of 488l. for the clothing and accoutrements which went with 122 men drafted out of his Regiment of Dragoons for service in Spain and [which he] supplied again at his own charge. It is [therein] proposed that the said sum be paid to Col. Morris out of the revenue of Ireland. Let my Lord Treasurer know how the said revenue stands charged at the present. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 331.
Same to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Andrew Kennedy. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 460.
Aug. 24. Same to the Customs Commissioers. My Lord is informed that at [East]Bourne in Sussex and adjacent places vessels frequently come and land considerable quantities of goods, particularly wine and brandy, without paying Custom. Please report hereon. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 19.
Aug. 25. T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners. On the 23rd inst. the Queen made a new order in Council concerning quarantine to be performed by ships coming from places infected with the plague. As my Lord Treasurer is out of town I cannot at present send his warrant thereupon, but I enclose a copy [missing] of the order in Council for you to take care therein until my Lord comes to town, when the proper warrant will be sent you thereupon. Ibid.
Aug. 26. Treasury reference to the King's Remembrancer of the petition of the Earl of Denbigh proposing his sureties in 7,000l. in all for his office of one of the four Tellers of the Receipt. Reference Book IX, p. 135.
Aug. 29. Letter of direction for 1,000l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: out of Civil List funds. Disposition Book XXII, p. 156.
T. Harley to John Holbech. My Lord Treasurer directs you to pay as follows out of the sum of 1,952l. 0s. 7d. now in your hands for the service of the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber: viz.
£ s. d.
to Mr. Trevanion for lodging her Majesty's Chaplains at Windsor for the year 1712 28 15 0
to John Turner for lodging the Maids of Honours’ servants for the same year 15 0 0
to Mr. Elliot for lodging the Chaplains at Kensington for 1710 and 1711 20 16 0
to the Chapel sweeper to Lady day 1713 10 0 0
to two poor children of the Chapel [Royal] the usual allowance of 20l. each [their voices having broken] 40 0 0
to the Reader of Prayers at St. James's for the year 1712 15 0 0
to the executors of Dr. Grahme [Dr. Henry Graham, Dean of Wells, executing in his turn the office of Clerk of the Closet] et al. arrears of travelling charges anno 1711 71 12 5
to Mr. St. Hill for use of New River water for St. James's Palace and Stables for two years due at Xmas 1712 75 12 0
to Dr. [Thomas] Lawrence in full for travelling charges for the year 1712 [as First Physician in ordinary to her Majesty's person] 26 10 0
to the inferior officers of the Council Chamber for their travelling charges and other expenses last Summer 169 3 4
to the Groom Porter for half a year's wages due at Xmas 1711 275 10 0
to the Jewel House officers for the same half year 137 15 0
to the Gentlemen Usher's Assistant [William Saunderson, Assistant Gentleman Usher] the like [half year] 33 6 8
to the four Physicians, the like 575 0 0
to the three Apothecaries, the like 293 9 2
£1,787 9 7
Ibid.
Aug. 29. Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Sir Thomas Webster shewing that he contracted with the Navy to import hemp into the Stores at Chatham by the last of this instant August, but finds that by contrary winds the ships cannot arrive so soon: therefore praying an enlargement of time to the last day of September, in consideration whereof he is willing to abate 10s. more per ton of the present [contract] price. Reference Book IX, p. 135.
Report to Treasurer Oxford by William Blathwayt as Auditor General of the Plantations on the petition of John Salkeld, clerk, praying a continuance of a grant of a plantation in the French part of St. Christopher, ut supra, p. 337. I find that the lands mentioned are part of the moiety of that island acquired by her Majesty's arms from the French during the late war and now remaining to her Majesty by the late Treaty: so that (the dominion being now entirely appertaining to Great Britain) her Majesty may dispose of those lands as she thinks fit. “And the said moiety being for the like proportion the most valuable of any part of her Majesty's disposable lands in America” I think that an actual survey may be fit to be made thereof and thereafter to be disposed of in propriety as shall be thought fit. If it be her Majesty's pleasure to dispose those lands to the present possessors the petitioner may deserve such grant in preference to any other. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) III, p. 90.
Aug. 31. For the privy seal for discharge of Sir Thomas Crosse's baronetcy fee see supra, pp. 325, 326, under date Aug. 19. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 416-17.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, in 7,000l. in all of Bazil, Earl of Denbigh, for his faithful discharge of his trust in his office of one of the four Tellers of the Exchequer.
Prefixing: note of said Earl's petition and report by Fra. Butler [of the Office of the Deputy]. Queen's Remembrancer. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 106.