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Warrant Books: September 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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September 1713, 16-30

Sept. 16. Royal sign manual dated Windsor Castle for 100,000l. to Thomas Moor, Receiver and Paymaster of the Land Forces in the Garrisons of Minorca, Dunkirk, Gibraltar and of the Land Forces still remaining in the Low Countries and elsewhere: to be as imprest and upon account for the services to which he is appointed Paymaster as aforesaid. (Money warrant dated Sept. 17 hereon.) (Money order dated Sept. 18 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 422. Order Book VIII, p. 329.
J. Taylour (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to Visct. Bolingbroke enclosing two reports [missing] from the Customs Commissioners, (1) concerning the bark St. Peter of Calais, lately seized by the Customs officers, (2) complaining of the ill treatment of two French vessels called La Mouche and the Trompeuse at Bridlington and Calais. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 26.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petitions as follows for discharge of ships from quarantine, viz. Henry Erthman for the ships Merchant Adventure, Yarmouth, Susation, William and Mary, Joshua, Edward, Laurence, Henry, Christian, Mary and Elizabeth, Arothafa Merchants, Sea Flower, Maiden Ann, Batchelor; of Henry Erthman for the ships Mary, Godfrey, Speedwell, Elizabeth and Mary, Judith, Neptune, Mary and Elizabeth, Endeavour, Isabella, George, City of Bremen; of Charles Brander for the ships Freinds' Adventures, William and Margaret, Two Sheriffs, Richard and Margaret, Langley, Wolf, Ann, Industry, Hopewell; of William Astell for the ships Association, Greyhound, Benj. and Jane, Agnes, Lamb, Tabitha and Priscilla, True Love. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 54.
Same to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, of the petition of Allan McDonald for allowance, in his accounts, of 3,250 marks which are the Few Duties payable out of his lands.
The petition of Alexander Robertson of Balnacroy praying a gift of the Ward, Marriage and Relief of his lands. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 451.
Sept. 17. Entry of Treasurer Oxford's signature of the docquet of a signature of adjudication and resignation of the lands and barony of Partoun to be holden of the Crown by the service of Waird and Relief in favour of William Alves, writer to the Signet. Ibid., p. 452.
The like of the docquet of a signature of the lands and barony of Garvock in favour of James Graham (Grieme), senr. and junr., to wit the lands of Over and Nether Garvock with the mylne there, mylne, land, shaws, outsets and pendicles of the same commonly called the Wellhill of Drum with the manor place, houses, biggings, yeards, orchards, tennents, tenandries and service of the free tenents of the samen and all other pertinents whatsoever lying within the parish of Dunning, Stewartry of Strathaern and Sheriffdom of Perth. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 452.
Sept. 18. Royal sign manual dated Windsor Castle for 1,000l. to Sir Clement Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies: to be by him paid over as a present from the Queen to the Duke D'Aumont, Ambassador Extraordinary from the Most Christian King: and 57l. 10s. 0d. for Exchequer fees on the receipt of said 1,000l. (Money warrant dated Sept. 19 hereon.) (Money order dated Sept. 30 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 420. Order Book VIII, p. 331.
Same for 300l. to same: to be paid over as a present from the Queen to Monsieur Geraldi [Jacopo Giraldi], Envoy Extraordinary from Florence; and 22l. for Exchequer fees on the receipt thereof. (Money warrant dated Sept. 19 hereon.) (Money order dated Sept. 30 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 420. Order Book VIII, p. 332.
Same for 300l. to same: to be paid over as a present from the Queen to Count Maffey [Annibale, Conte di Maffei], Envoy from the Duke of Savoy: and 22l. for Exchequer fees on the receipt thereof. (Money warrant dated Sept. 19 hereon). (Money order dated Sept. 30 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 420. Order Book VIII, p. 331.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 100,000l. to Edward Nicholas as imprest for the Establishment [of the Queen's private pensions and bounties &c.]. (The privy seal hereon is dated Sept. 24.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 421.
Royal sign manual for 150l. to George, Lord Lansdown: out of Civil List money: for half a year to 1713 June 24 for the rent of Mote Park, which was laid into the Great Park at Windsor. (Money warrant dated Sept. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Oct. 15 hereon.) Ibid., p. 422. Disposition Book XXII, p. 174.
Royal warrant to Spencer Compton to pay 2,000l. to Daniel Arthur: without account and as in satisfaction of two bills of exchange drawn from Paris Aug. 27 and 28 last, new style, by the Duke of Shrewsbury for moneys by him expended for her Majesty's especial service. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 423.
Same dormant to same to pay 300l. per an. to Susanna Durell, relict of Henry Durell, one of the Equerries to the late Prince George of Denmark: to be paid to her as from the time it was last paid to her said late husband. Ibid., p. 425.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the South Sea Company to permit Thomas Micklethwayte to reassign and transfer back to James Brydges the 60,000l. which by Treasurer Oxford's warrant of March 23, supra, p. 157, was to be transferred by Charles Cæsar, the Navy Treasurer, to James Brydges, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad, upon account for the service thereof: and which by a further Treasury warrant of March 27, supra, p. 163, the said Brydges was to be allowed to transfer to said Micklethwayte. Money Book XXII, p. 326.
Sept. 18. Same by same to same to permit said Brydges to reassign to said Cæsar the abovesaid 60,000l. of South Sea Stock [see supra, pp. 20, 21]. Ibid.
Same by same to same to permit James Brydges, late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to assign and transfer the sum of 7,036l. 19s. 4d. out of the South Sea Stock subscribed by him in the name of the public, to such persons as shall be specified in a list to be signed by the said Brydges: being for the services following: viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 636,888l. 19s. 10d. for Land Forces for six months to 1713 June 23.
on account of Contingencies of the Forces in Flanders to June 23 last 2,600 0 0
more on account of ditto, being an allowance for forage to the six Battalions detached from Flanders to Dunkirk 2,032 19 4
in further part of 20,572 l. 5s. 10d. for extraordinary charges incurred in relation to the late war.
towards making good the loss of a quantity of clothing of Col. Edward Jones's Regiment that was cast away with part of the Regiment in their passage from Ireland towards Portugal 762 0 0
towards making good the loss of 97 horses of the Regiment late under Lieut. Gen. Palmes, which were killed and taken by the enemy near Douay in the campaign in 1711 1,642 0 0
£7,036 19 4
Ibid., p. 333.
Money warrant for 572l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners: to be distributed among the members of said Band for their respective allowances for travelling charges to Windsor for the year 1712. (Money order dated Sept. 30 hereon.) Ibid., p. 327. Order Book VIII, p. 336.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 300l. to Alexander Home, gent.: as royal bounty.
500l. to William Sykes, Esq., as same..
700l. to Thomas Lacy, Esq., as same. Money Book XXII, p. 347.
Letter of direction for 50,000l. to James Brydges, late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of the 1,200,000l. Exchequer Bills anno 1713: and is intended to be by him paid over to the Bank of England in repayment of so much advanced by said Bank March 23 last for the Forces in Flanders on tallies on the General Mortgage 1708 and 1709 and Land Tax and Malt 1711. Disposition Book XXII, p. 163.
Sept. 18. J. Taylour (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Board of Ordnance to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Murray shewing that he served 19 years as master gunner at Fort William in the Highlands of North Britain and is now left out of the Establishment by the reducement lately made in that Garrison: therefore praying to be continued. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 27.
Treasury warrant (on an order in Council of Sept. 13) to the Customs Commissioners to release from quarantine the ships Restauration, William Solesby master; Constant John, Geo. Vaughan master; Diligence, Ro. Turpin master; from Gothenburg with iron, Turnills, wooden wares: on the petition of Charles Brander.
The Prince, Richard Knowle master; William and Martha, Thomas Aram master; being timber ships for the Navy: on the petition of John Taylor. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 53.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Justus Beck of London, merchant, shewing that on Oct. 30 he sent for shipment 38 bales of East India goods, one of which, containing 99 mullmulls, was deprived of the benefit of drawback by being left on the quay and not shipped off till next day: therefore praying redress. Reference Book IX, p. 136.
Same to same of the petition of James Braine, merchant, for leave to compound his tobacco bonds, he being now reduced to miserable circumstances by losses in trade and other misfortunes. Ibid.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Robert Peters, late Receiver General, Co. Herts, praying a privy seal to John Huggins and John Meres in trust for the purchase of his lands towards discharging his debt to the Crown. Ibid.
Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to remit to James Brydges, late Paymaster General of the Forces, the sum of 4,761l. 17s. 4¼d. which he has paid for the pay and subsistence of the Regiments as follows: from 1711 Sept. 22 (over and above the sums of 11,998l. 18s. 6d. and 23,011l. 12s. 10d. previously ordered to be similarly remitted): viz.
£ s. d.
Lieut. Gen. Harvey's Regiment of Horse 644 6 0
Earl of Strafford's Regiment of Dragoons 159 9 6
Major Gen. Pepper's Regiment of Dragoons 1,637 7
Brigadier Dormer's Regiment of Foot 542 4 2
Brigadier Wade's Regiment of Foot 525 14
Brigadier Bowls’ Regiment of Foot 463 5
Col. Harrison's Regiment of Foot 789 10 10½
£4,761 17
Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 329–30.
Same to same to pay Lady Letitia Russell 300l. now in the Exchequer of Ireland, of the quit rents granted to Katherine, Countess of Dorchester, and such further sums thereof as rest in the hands of the collectors or terre tenants of the said quit rents; as towards the arrears of 7,000l. accrued on the annuity of 600l. granted by Wm. III. to said Lady Letitia out of the 1,500l. per an. rent reserved on the grant by James II. of lands to said Countess: and whereas the said lands on which the annuities of 3,500l. to the Countess of Dorchester and 600l. per an. to Lady Letitia Russell amount to 5,000l. per an. an account of the said quit rents is hereby to be sent to the Lord Treasurer as from 1692 Lady day to 1713 Lady day and of the application thereof. Ibid., pp. 330–1.
Sept. 18. Same to Treasurer Oxford to pay a salary or pension of 2,000l. per an. to James, Earl of Findlater and Seafield, from Mich. 1713 during his continuance in the office of Chancellor and Keeper of the Seal appointed to be kept in place of the Great Seal of Scotland. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 453.
Same to Edward Nicholas, Paymaster of the Queen's Pensions and Bounties, to pay 2,000l. per an. to Hugh, Earl of Loudoun (over and above the 1,000l. per an. already payable to him in the Office of said Nicholas), as from Michaelmas 1713: during pleasure: in consideration of good and faithful services. Ibid., p. 454.
Sept. 19. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay Oliver Nicholas 200l. as royal bounty. Money Book XXII, p. 327.
Same by same to same to pay 500l. to George Blake, Esq., as same. Ibid., p. 347.
William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Navy to apply to the services following the sum of 127,662l. 18s. 11d. which you have or shall receive from Sir William Fazakerley et al. on account of the loan which they negotiate on credit of South Sea Stock: viz.
to the head of Wages. £ s. d.
towards paying off several ships which are ordered to be laid up 50,000 0 0
to the head of Wear and Tear.
for carrying on the new Course of the Navy 10,000 0 0
for paying bills of exchange 10,000 0 0
towards carrying on a year's pay due to the Yards at Michaelmas 1712 15,000 0 0
to the head of Victualling. £ s. d.
for carrying on the new Course of the Victualling 10,000 0 0
for Necessary Money to pursers 6,000 0 0
for Short Allowance Money due to the Squadron of her Majesty's ships lately arrived from Turkey and to several other ships at the outports 5,000 0 0
to complete a list of foreign bills of exchange amounting to 75,470l. 2s. 8d. 21,662 18 11
£127,662 18 11
Disposition Book XXII, p. 164.
Sept. 19. William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to apply towards carrying on a year's pay to the Yards at Michaelmas 1712 the sum of 17,814l. 13s. 9d. dividend on South Sea Stock which is to be paid to you by the Lord Treasurer's warrant of the 12th inst. Disposition Book XXII, p. 164.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Redshaw shewing that though not anyways employed in the Duty on Houses he gave an early account to the said Commissioners of frauds in those Duties in Cumberland and Westmorland and was promised all fitting encouragement, and thereupon made a journey to London and gave in a written account: that his journey to London and the loss of his horse which died by the way put him to 50l. expense: therefore praying reward or employment. Reference Book IX, p. 137.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of John Keightley shewing that he was employed by Mr. Borrett to make out writs of scire facias out of the Office of the Petty Bag for repealing a charter granted to the town of Bewdley, Co. Worcester: therefore praying payment of the remainder of his expenses therein. Ibid.
Instructions, under the royal sign manual, dated Windsor Castle, to be observed by the paymasters General of the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces at home and abroad and by the Comptrollers of their respective accompts:
(1)the Paymasters are to make and transmit to the Lord Treasurer certificates fortnightly (to be closed on every other Saturday and to be delivered on Tuesday following) of all moneys imprested to them respectively, the sums, the days when received, the uses to which applied and the remains.
(2) the Comptrollers are to view and examine the vouchers or acquittances justifying the payments in the said certificates and then to sign [their names] to the examination thereof jointly with the said Paymasters.
Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 109.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners, Scotland, to advance (out of Excise money applicable to the Civil List) 4,000l. to Henry Maule. The equivalent sum shall be paid into the Exchequer for you by the Excise Commissioners, London. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 455.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission of the Customs for Scotland: the new Commissioners to be Lionel Norman, William Boyle, Thomas Fullerton, Sir James Campbell, bart., and William Clealand, as in place of said Norman, Boyle, Fullerton and John Kent: with 400l. per an. salary to each. Ibid., pp. 455–7.
Sept. 21. Money warrant for 20,000l. to Spencer Compton, Paymaster of the Queen's Pensions and Bounties: as imprest for said bounties &c.: and is to complete the 50,000l. as by the privy seal of 1713 April 9, supra, p. 169. (Money order dated Sept. 22 thereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 330. Order Book VIII, p. 330.
Sept. 21. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Excise Commissioners to repay the Land Tax assessments anno 1713 on officers of the Excise of not more than 100l. per an. salary.
Prefixing: memorial from said Commissioners representing the case of such officers. Money Book XXII, p. 331.
Same by same to Spencer Compton to pay 100l. to Alexander, Lord Mordington, as royal bounty. Ibid., p. 332.
Money warrant for 100l. to Charles Harrison, Esq., Solicitor for her Majesty's affairs in the Exchequer Court: as imprest for charges of law suits relating to her Majesty's service. (Money order dated Sept. 30 hereon.) Ibid., p. 332. Order Book VIII, p. 333.
Letter of direction for 39,228l. 10s. 6d. to Thomas Moor, Paymaster of the Land Forces: out of the 1,200,000l. Exchequer Bills anno 1713: and is to be applied to the services following: viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 29,093l. 9s. 4d. for her Majesty's Forces in Minorca to 24 Dec. 1713.
to be paid over to Sir John Lambert for the value in his bills of exchange payable at Port Mahon at three days after sight at the rate of 54 pence sterling per piece of Eight: to be paid in gold or silver at the current rate in the said place: being to carry on the pay and subsistence of the Forces there to Oct. 24 next 9,000 0 0
in further part of 18,731l. 4s. 0d. for the charge of her Majesty's Forces in Gibraltar to 24 Dec. 1713.
to be paid over to said Lambert for the value in his bills on Gibraltar at three days after sight at the rate of 32 pence sterling per piece of Eight: to be paid in gold or silver at the current rate in the said place: being to carry on the pay and subsistence of the Forces there to Oct. 24 next 4,850 0 0
in part of 38,967l. 16s. 0d. for the charge of her Majesty's Forces in Dunkirk to 24 Dec. 1713.
for 61 days’ subsistence for the Forces in the Low Countries to Oct. 24 next 24,706 10 6
for 61 days’ pay to the Governor and Staff of Dunkirk to the same time at 12l. a day 732 0 0
£39,288 10 6
Disposition Book XXII, p. 165.
William Lowndes to Visct. Bolingbroke enclosing two reports [missing] from the Customs Commissioners, (1) relating to two French ships, the St. John Baptist and the Corvette l'Effrontée; (2) relating to a French barque called l'Hirondelle, all seized by the Customs officers. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 26.
Sept. 21. William Lowndes to Mr. Popple to lay before the Commissioners for Trade (for their report thereon) the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. William Stephenson for confirmation of a lease of some lands in St. Christopher formerly belonging to the French. My Lord Treasurer desires the Lords of Trade to report on the whole matter relating to that part of St. Christopher's which was lately in the hands of the French, what they conceive to be most to her Majesty's advantage in managing and settling the revenues which may arise from the same. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 26.
Sept. 22. Money warrant for 440l. to the clerks et al. of the House of Commons as follows:
£
Edward Staples, Clerk Assistant attending said House, for his extraordinary pains and service during the last Sessions of Parliament 100
John Hooks, Geo. Coles, James Couthorpe and Hicks Borroughs, four under clerks attending said House, for writing, copying and engrossing several Bills and other papers during said Session 200
Thomas Smith, Housekeeper to the House of Commons, for looking to and keeping clean the said House during said Session 30
Thomas Wybergh, Serjeant at Arms attending said House, to be by him distributed among the several messengers and their assistants, the doorkeepers and the person who delivers out the Votes: for their constant attendance during said Session 110
£440
(Money order dated Oct. 5 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Oct. 15 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 334. Order Book VIII, p. 335. Disposition Book XXII, p. 174.
Same for 50l. to Mahaleel Windham to be distributed among the eight doorkeepers to the House of Peers (himself being one) for their services during the last Session. (Money order dated Sept. 30 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 334. Order Book VIII, p. 334.
Same for 155l. 12s. 0d. to Thomas Wibergh, Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Commons, for his disbursements for coals, candles, sweets, mops &c. for said House between 1713 April 9 and July 12; and for reward to messengers for serving orders according to the direction of the House in said time. (Money order dated Sept. 30 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 335. Order Book VIII, p. 340
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt. My Lord Treasurer desires you to make such issues as shall be directed for the Navy and Forces upon the proper orders although they are not signed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who is at present in the country. Upon your returning those orders to the Treasury as soon as he comes to town, care shall be taken to get them signed by him in due form. (A like letter dated Sept., 24 concerning issues in the name of Spencer Compton.) Disposition Book XXII, p. 166.
Sept. 22. Same to Auditor Harley enclosing Mr. Brydges’ report [missing] relating to William Chetwynd's account of the corn bought at Genoa for her Majesty's service in Barcelona and the payment of the bills (yet unpaid) which he drew for the same. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 28.
Same to Mr. Burchett. My Lord Treasurer understands that there now lies before the Admiralty Lords for their consideration a matter relating to the release of such of her Majesty's subjects as are slaves on board of the Venetian gallies. Please communicate to them the enclosed extract [missing] of a letter from Mr. Cole, her Majesty's minister at Venice, relating to the said slaves and the charge which he apprehends will attend their release “and let my Lord have their Lordships’ opinion what is fit to be done therein.” Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Blaize Courson, master of the Saint Lewis of Calais, which has been seized by the Customs officers at Brighthelmstone. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South] to pay into the Exchequer so much of the money arising from wood sales as will satisfy the order for wages to the keepers of Dean Forest. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Harley returning his report on the abstract of payments craved by James Brydges to be allowed for the service of the Forces in the Low Countries in 1708. Please prepare a privy seal for allowing same. Ibid., p. 29.
Treasury warrant (on an order in Council of the 20th Sept.) to the Customs Commissioners to release from quarantine the ships Beginning, Paul Holiday master: with iron and deals [from] Nykoping: on the petition of Charles Brander.
The Tabitha and Priscilla, John Park master; Truelove, Thomas Hughes master: with iron &c. from Stockholm: on the petition of William Astell. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 53.
Sept. 23. Letter of direction for 4,000l. to the Commissioners for Trade as in part of an order [of Feb. 3 last, see supra, p. 97] for 9,004l. 15s. 8d. Disposition Book XXII, p. 166.
William Lowndes to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts enclosing the Duke of Ormonde's estimate [missing] of the charge of winter forage for the Earl of Stair's Dragoons now in Bruges, wherein he proposes the furnishing forage likewise to foreign Dragoons in her Majesty's service and making contracts for the same. Please report thereon to my Lord Treasurer.
Likewise on the enclosed report from the said Duke with several papers thereto [all missing] for allowing English pay to Major Gen. Pepper's and Col. Blande's Regiments from the time they were placed on the Establishment of Ireland to the day of their arrival there.
I return your report concerning Major Gen. Pearce's demands for Hospital expenses in Portugal that you may take some method of having the articles therein more fully examined and thereon report to my Lord what sum may reasonably be paid and whether any provision has been made by Parliament out of which same may be satisfied. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 29.
Sept. 23. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] signed A. B. dated Exeter the 21st inst. and sent to my Lord Treasurer relating to some of the officers in that port. Ibid., p. 30.
Treasurer Oxford to the Duke of Ormonde. For answer to your letter of yesterday concerning the Holstein and Walloon Troops in Flanders I pray leave to refer you to a letter sent to you July 30 last, supra, p. 299, and another to Mr. Brydges of the same date. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of George Trench and Richard Oglethorpe, evidences for the Crown sent over from the West Indies: praying a weekly allowance and repayment of their charges amounting to 40l. each. Reference Book IX, p. 137.
Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle [to the Duke of Shrewsbury as the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] to pay 3,000l. to himself as the Queen's free gift in consideration of the charge of his equipage and the expenses of his voyage to Ireland as Lieutenant General and General Governor. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 331.
Sept. 24. Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 50,000l. to the Duke of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe: out of Civil List moneys: as imprest for the service of the Great Wardrobe. (Privy seal dated Sept. 30 hereon.) (Money warrant dated Oct. 21 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 11 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 425. Money Book XXII, p. 361. Order Book VIII, p. 350.
Money warrant for 2,754l. 6s. 11d. to Sir Isaac Newton, Master and Worker of the Mint, for 812 medals of fine gold commemorating the Peace and by him made and prepared pursuant to the order in Council of June 24 last and as by the royal sign manual of July 14 last, supra, p. 285: whereof 250 were by him delivered to Samuel, Lord Masham (170 thereof for the Peers in the House of Lords; 50 for the Ladies at Court and 30 to Foreign Ministers), and 558 to William Bromley, Speaker of the House of Commons, for the 558 Members and four officers thereof, viz. the Chaplain, Serjeant at Arms, Clerk and Clerk Assistant. (Money order dated Oct. 8 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Oct. 15 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 343. Order Book VIII, p. 337. Disposition Book XXII, p. 174.
J. Taylour (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to Mr. Brydges to apply (out of the 7,851l. 7s. 6d. South Sea dividend paid to you for the use of the public) the sum of 2,608l. 13s. 5d. to account of clearings of the Forces lately under your pay: being to be paid over on the allowances to the widows of Officers who lost their lives in the service. Disposition Book XXII, p. 167.
Same to the Admiralty Secretary to lay before the Admiralty Lords the enclosed letter and lists [all missing] received by my Lord Treasurer by the Penny Post relating to some abuses in the Navy; to the end my Lords may give such direction as they think fit therein. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 30.
Sept. 24. Same to same. I have read to my Lords yours of this day concerning such of her Majesty's subjects as have been lately released from the Venetian galleys. My Lord Treasurer desires you to move the Admiralty Lords for their opinion what credit will be necessary to be given by [sic for to] Mr. Cole for subsisting the said men whilst on the Lazarette and what for conduct money afterwards till they be put on board some proper ship: and by whom and in what manner the bills to be drawn for the money which shall be supplied by the said Consul may most properly be satisfied. Ibid., p. 31.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing two letters [missing] (1) from Thomas Nicholls praying to be put into the hundred list of extraordinary tidesmen [London port]; (2) from Thomas Owen concerning his brother, John Owen, a Customs officer lately distracted. Ibid.
Approval by Treasurer Oxford of Robert Knight as Receiver of the several Species [of tallies, orders, tickets &c. subscribable or] to be taken in on the further subscriptions to the South Sea Company.
Prefixing: nomination of said Knight by Sir James Bateman, Sub Governor, and Sir Amb. Crowley, Deputy Governor of said Company; said Knight being the Cashier of said Company. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 113.
Commission by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Arthur to be a Surveyor of the Duties on Houses loco John Meredith, dismissed. (Dormant warrant by same to the Receiver General of said Duties for Cos. Denbigh and Flint to pay 60l. per an. salary to said Arthur.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 102, 103.
Sept. 25. Letter of direction for 911l. 9s. 6d. to Thomas Moore, Paymaster of the Land Forces: out of the 1,200,000l. Exchequer Bills anno 1713: and is intended for 61 days’ subsistence to Oct. 24 next to Officers here [in London] belonging to Regiments in the Garrison of Gibraltar to enable them to repair to their posts: and is to be taken as part of 18,731l. 4s. 0d. for the charges of the Forces in Gibraltar to 1713 Dec. 24. Disposition Book XXII, p. 166.
Same for 16,191l. 12s. 11d. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of Exchequer Bills, ut supra: and is for the services following: viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 636,888l. 19s. 10d. for Land Services for six months to 1713 June 23.
for 60 days’ pay from April 25 last to June 23 last for the several Garrisons in England 3,003 6 3
in further part of 183,281l. 1s. 6d. for Guards and Garrisons for six months to Dec. 24 next.
for 33 days’ subsistence Sept. 22 inst. to Oct. 24 next for the First and Second Regiments of Foot Guards 3,188 6 8
in further part of 61,464l. 5s. 7d. for the outpensioners of Chelsea Hospital to 1713 Dec. 24.
for the said outpensioners on account of their allowance to 24 June last 10,000 0 0
£16,191 12 11
Disposition Book XXII, p. 167.
Sept. 25. J. Taylour (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Navy Commissioners. Several women belonging to the seamen of the Ludlow Castle are very clamorous here for wages which they pretend to be due for their husbands’ service in the said ship for five years past. My Lord Treasurer directs you to examine the matter and to let him know what occasions their petitioning to him when my Lord remembers that money was ordered for the paying of that ship many months ago. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 31.
Same to the Secretary at War to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lieut. Col. Duncan Mackenzie praying the additional pay of 7s. 2d. a day from 24 Dec. 1707 to 24 Oct. 1712. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges. My Lord Treasurer desires you to lay before him next Tuesday a memorial for what will be necessary to pay the Bounty Money to the disbanded men which Col. Kane advises are come from Minorca, so that same may be ready for them on their arrival. At the same time send my Lord an account of the monthly pay of the Walloon and Holstein Troops and what the half pay to them would come to per month. Ibid., p. 32.
Sept. 25 and 29. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petitions as follows for the discharge of ships from quarantine, viz. of Henry Phill for the ships Kent, Fortune, Union, Elizabeth and Ann.
Of Alexander Paterson for the ship Bon Accord.
Of William Richardson for the ship Dolphin.
Of Alexander Patterson for the ship Joseph.
Of Nicholas Hutchins for the ship Anne. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 54.
Sept. 25. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Harley, one of the Auditors of Imprests, to allow John Blunt (in his account of the 2,000,000l. Lottery anno 1711 [as by the Act 9 Anne, c. 16]) the sum of 4,030l. for all his services and expenses therein.
Prefixing: report by Deputy Auditors F. Bythell and James Moody on said Blunt's cravings. The allowance of 1,860l. for pains and service does not amount to a halfpenny in the £, whereas the Act empowers an allowance not exceeding a penny in the £. The extra 2,170l. claimed for extraordinary service in framing, Printing, translating into several languages and dispersing the schemes of the said Lottery, and for drawing the Act of Parliament relating thereto and for losses sustained is in our opinion reasonable.
Appending: (1) state of said Blunt's account:
Charge. £ s. d.
money arising by 9,930 tickets by him delivered to several contributors at 100l. each 993,000 0 0
Discharge. £ s. d.
paid into the Exchequer between 13 June 1711 and 1 Dec. following 926,700 3 10
the value of receipts of the officers of the Mint for plate delivered into the Mint to be coined for her Majesty's use, which [receipts] by the Act were to be taken as money on the said adventure 48,848 5 6
allowed to the Contributors as a discount on prompt payment between 13 June 1711 and Sept. 29 following 13,387 4 5
remains 4,064 6 3
£993,000 0 0
(2) Blunt's statement of his expenses &c. amounting to 4,030l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 110–13.
Sept. 25. Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Nathaniel Tredcroft proposing his sureties, detailed, as Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for Co. Sussex. (Warrant dated Oct. 16 by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer to take said securities.) (Commissione dated Oct. 16.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 142, 143, 144.
Sept. 26. J. Taylour (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Secretary of the Admiralty. In yours of yesterday you stated that the Admiralty Lords are of opinion that her Majesty's subjects released from the Venetian galleys should be allowed by Consul Cole a Royal plate (real plate) a day each to subsist them whilst in the Lazaretto and a penny a mile for conduct money to enable them to travel to the place where they are to embark for Great Britain: and that the bills for the money [so] supplied them should be drawn [by Cole] on the Navy Board. My Lord Treasurer has nothing to object thereto and desires the Admiralty Lords to send order to the Consul accordingly. (William Lowndes dated Sept. 30 to Lord Bolingbroke to send order as above to Consul Cole.) Our Letters (General) XXI, pp. 32, 34.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Smallwood and John Hartley, sureties of Edward Scarborough, Collector of Liverpool port, shewing that on his failure they were prosecuted and have paid 1,000l. in part of their 2,000l. bond, and Smallwood has reduced a debt on his own account for Customs to about 600l.: therefore praying leave to apply to Parliament for an Act for their compounding. Reference Book IX, p. 137.
Sept. 29. Royal warrant dated Windsor to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to pay 1,000l. per an. salary to Francis Gwyn as Secretary at War and 455l. per an. for the maintenance of his under officers and clerks: to be paid out of the remainder of the deduction of 12d. per £ as from Aug. 21 last or failing that to be paid out of the Contingent Moneys allowed upon the Establishment of the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 60.
Same to Thomas Moor, Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad,
to pay to the abovesaid Gwyn a further 1,000l. per an. out of the moneys arising by the deduction of 12d. per £ for the pay of the Forces [under your care of pay]: to commence as from Aug. 21. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 61.
Sept. 29. Order by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) order by the Queen in Council dated Windsor Aug. 23 imposing quarantine, according to the Proclamation of 1712 Aug. 31 pursuant to the Act of Parliament in that behalf, the Queen having received certain information that the plague increases and spreads in many places abroad. Such goods as may be loaded are to be opened and aired for a week before they be discharged, but linen, Polonia wool, hogs’ bristles, Spruce yarn, feathers, hemp and flax are to remain on board till an order of Council for discharge be procured and futher advice arrives of the health of those places from which they come; in regard it is apprehended that the opening and airing only will not sufficiently remove the infection out of such goods. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 52.
Same by same (on an order in Council of the 27th Sept.) to same to release from quarantine the ships Vine, John Welford master; Unity, Robert Lister master; Nathaniel, William Long master; Lamb, David Kay master; Young St. Quintin, Thomas Hunt master: with hemp, flax, linen from Riga and Dantzic: on the Petition of the [Company of] Eastland Merchants.
The Peace, Derrick Bielwelt master; Winnegunda, Hermon Wilson master: from Bremen: on the petition of Charles Brander.
The Elizabeth and Anne, John Birch master; from Stockholm: on the petition of Henry Phill. Ibid., p. 53.
Warrant by same to same to pay 111l. 17s. 10d. to James Jenkinson, Collector of Dartmouth, and Robert Wind (Wynd), Surveyor of Plymouth, for proportional parts of the seizure of the ship White Elephant in Dartmouth port in 1709 with her cargo of wine, brandy and salt, the said ship having made a practice of fraudulent running French goods and carrying off considerable sums of English money to the great detriment and loss of the nation; and they having prosecuted the said ship to condemnation at their own charge and hazard.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the petition of said officers on behalf of themselves and other officers of the said ports. Petitioners are still in disburse 223l. 18s. 1d. The Queen's moiety of the ship was 612l. 5s. 9d. and the Duties on the goods (which have been paid agreeable to the clause of the Act of 6 Anne, c. 73, clauses 11 and 12) amount to 375l. 3s. 3½d. for Customs, 431l. for Excise on salt and 704l. 18s. 4d. for Excise on brandy. Ibid., pp. 55–7.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of the merchants of Newcastle trading with coals from Newcastle to London shewing that according to an Act of 16 and 17 Charles II. [c. 2, for regulating the measures and prices of coals], they have always sold and paid Duty for their coals by the chaldron, London measure, till August last when the said Commissioners upon an information that 32 chaldron of coals, London measure, make out 33 chaldrons, Winchester measure, did order the Duty to be collected according to Winchester measure in pursuance to some Acts of Parliament that every chaldron of coals is to contain 36 bushels, Winchester measure: therefore praying that this new Duty may be suspended till the measure be adjusted and settled by Parliament. Reference Book IX, p. 138.
Sept. 29. Same to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Bernard Hutchins, Receiver General of Taxes, Co. Somerset, in 1711 and 1712, praying allowance of 380l. 1s. 0d. (being 5s. per 100l. on 152,020l. returned) for his extraordinary charges in making his returns. Ibid., p. 149.
Sept. 30. Royal sign manual dated Windsor Castle for 110l. to John Inglis, Marshal of the Ceremonies: to be paid over as a present from the Queen to the Duke D'Aumont's Secretary: and 9l. 7s. 6d. for Exchequer fees on the receipt thereof. (Money warrant dated Oct. 2 hereon.) (Money order dated Oct. 5 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 426. Order Book VIII, p. 332.
Same for 5,000l. to John Holbech: out of Civil List money: as imprest towards payment of wages, bills and allowances usually paid in the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber. (Money warrant dated Oct. 1 hereon.) (Money order dated Oct. 2 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 426. Order Book VIII, p. 338.
Same for 20,000l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List money: “for our Secret Services”: without account. (Money warrant dated Oct. 1 hereon.) (Money order dated Oct. 2 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 426. Order Book VIII, p. 334.
Royal warrant to Treasurer Oxford to give warrant to Lady Katharine Jones to deliver over to the Paymaster of the Guards and Garrisons the several debentures amounting to 6,079l. 6s. 2¾d. resting in her hands, being debentures for arrears of Officers in the late war which were made out by the late Earl of Ranelagh (her father, to whom she is administratrix), and do still remain unissued, and as to which she has asked instructions whether to issue same to the persons entitled or to hand them to some authorised person: upon which matter Edward Harley, one of the Auditors of Imprests, has reported that they (together with other debentures to the amount of 480l. 17s. 7¼d. which have been lodged in his Office) may be handed to the Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons upon his receipt. Before the said Paymaster [of Guards and Garrisons] do issue any of the said debentures he is to produce to the proper Auditor of Imprests the proofs which are brought from time to time by the claimants of such debentures.
Appending: said Auditor Harley's report and detailed schedule of said debentures, giving the name and rank of every claimant and the amount due on each debenture: the schedule containing 470 debentures in Katherine Jones's hands and 18 in Auditor Harley's.
Followed by: (1) warrant dated Oct. 5 by Treasurer Oxford hereon accordingly to said Lady Catherine Jones to deliver to John Howe. Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons, the said debentures.
(2) Same by same dated Oct. 5 to said John Howe to give acquittances to said Lady Catherine Jones for said debentures.
(3) Same by same dated Nov. 6 to Auditor Edward Harley to deliver to said Howe the said debentures amounting to 480l. 17s. 7¼d. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 427–33. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 117, 128.
Sept. 30. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 50,000l. to John, Lord Delawarr, Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys: as imprest for the expense and service of the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber. (Privy seal dated Oct. 10 hereon.) (Money warrant dated Nov. 3 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 6 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 441. Order Book VIII, p. 346.
Royal letters patent appointing John, Earl of Mar, to be a Principal Secretary of State with the annuity or yearly sum of 100l. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 469–70.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Henry Ferne, Customs Cashier, to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for 1713 Sept. 29 quarter for making a particular account of the Customs &c. Money Book XXII, p. 335.
Same by same to Spencer Compton to pay 20l. to Rebecca Bruges (Brudges), alias Pride: as royal bounty. Ibid.
Same by same to same to pay 100l. to Richard Pendrill as royal bounty. Ibid., p. 336.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to Treasurer Oxford for 1713 Sept. 29 quarter's salary. (Money order dated Sept. 30 hereon.) Ibid., p. 257. Order Book VIII, p. 330.
Same for 100l. to William Weket for same quarter for disbursements for and attendance on the Treasury Office for same quarter.
5l. to John Farra for carrying letters in said quarter. (Money order dated Oct. 1 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 259. Order Book VIII, p. 333.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Cashier to pay John Thorowkettle 16l. 3s. 4d. for same quarter as Messenger [of the Chamber] attending the Customs. Order Book VIII, p. 336.
Allowance by same of said Thorowkettle's bill for 16l. 3s. 4d. for same quarter as Messenger attending the Lord Treasurer. Ibid., p. 337.
Money warrant for 71l. 5s. 0d. to Sir Christopher Wrenn and John Ball: to wit 27l. 7s. 6d. to said Wrenn for three years to 1712 Xmas on his patent fee of 9l. 2s. 6d. per an. as Comptroller of Works at Windsor Castle and 43l. 17s. 6d. to Ball for same time on his patent fee of 14l. 2s. 6d. per an. as Surveyor of Works there. (Two separate money orders dated Oct. 16 hereon.) Ibid., p. 340. Order Book VIII, p. 344.
Money order for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Fox for 1713 Sept. 29 quarter for keeping the Registers of all the public loans in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt.
5l. to Edward Milward for same quarter as porter attending at the Exchequer Gate. Order Book VIII, p. 336.
Sept. 30. Same for 150l. to George, Lord Lansdown, for half a year to 1713 June 24 for the rent of Mote Park. Ibid., p. 341.
William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Navy to apply to the services following the sum of 69,432l. 13s. 2d. out of the moneys which you have or are to receive from Sir William Fazakerley et al. out of their loan on credit of South Sea Stock: viz.
£ s. d.
to the head of Wages.
to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of Marines, upon account of clearing what shall be due to the Marine Regiments ordered to be disbanded according to the Address of the House of Commons 12,000 0 0
for wages to the Flag Officers to Xmas last 16,582 18 8
for half pay to the Captains of her Majesty's ships to Xmas last 4,366 4 0
for the like to the Lieutenants of ditto to ditto 483 10 6
for paying the pilots six months’ Course from 31 Oct. 1712 6,000 0 0
to the head of Wear and Tear.
for answering the new Course of the Navy 30,000 0 0
£69,432 13 2
Disposition Book XXII, p. 168.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] received by my Lord Treasurer from John Mason proposing to discover several ill practices in the running of goods. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 33.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed estimate [missing] made by Mr. Wise for levelling, new making and planting a division of ground on the north side of the Castle at Windsor. Ibid.
Same to [the Navy Commissioners] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Robinson, one of the contractors for hemp, praying enlargement till Oct. 31 next of the time for delivering his hemp. Ibid.
Same to same to accept Consul Cole's bills to be drawn on them for subsistence and conduct money for the British subjects released from the Venetian galleys in accordance with the letter of this day to Secretary Bolingbroke, ut supra, p. 363. Ibid., p. 35.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] of the petition of Eliza[beth] Preston, widow and executrix of Thomas Preston, praying extension of term in [of her lease of] the late dissolved monastery of Furness, Co. Lancs. Reference Book IX, p. 138.
Sept. 30. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] to pay Sir Constantine Phipps, Chancellor of Ireland, and John [Vesey], Archbishop of Tuam, 100l. each per calendary month as Lords Justices of Ireland during the absence of the Duke of Shrewsbury as Lord Lieutenant thereof: to be computed from 22 Sept. 1713 until the time of said Duke's arrival. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 332.
Treasurer Oxford to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland, to cause the necessary reparations to be done at Holyrood Palace according to the estimate of 1,059l. 14s. 8d. from James Smith, Esq., Overseer and Surveyor of her Majesty's Works in Scotland. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 457.