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Warrant Books: October 1713, 1-15

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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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October 1713, 1-15

Oct. 1. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 100l. to Peter Barclay, clerk, for the price of 1,000 copies of a book by him published entitled ‘A Letter to the People of Scotland, in order to remove their prejudice of the Book of Common Prayer.’ Money Book XXII, p. 336.
Same by same to same to pay 100l. to Margaret, Countess Dowager of Cassilis, as royal bounty. Ibid., p. 340.
Same by same to the South Sea Company to permit Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, to transfer out of South Sea Stock standing in his name for the use of the public the sum of 3,600l. to Francis Lynn, Cashier to the present Commissioners for Sick and Wounded Seamen: as imprest and upon account to satisfy the bills drawn for building the Hospital at Port Mahon. Ibid., p. 341.
Money order for 150l. to the Commissioners for Taxes (Philip Ryley, G. Townesend, Richard Shoreditche, William Walbancke, Roger Millart and Justinian Isham) for 1713 Sept. 29 quarter on their 100l. per an. each. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 15 hereon.) Order Book VIII, p. 333. Disposition Book XXII, p. 174.
Same for 25l. to John Tyas for same quarter as Clerk of the Pipe in the Exchequer Court, Scotland.
25l. to John Tarver for same quarter as Queen's Remembrancer there. Ibid., p. 334.
Same for 10l. to Daniel Langhorne, Senior Deputy Chamberlain of the Exchequer Court, for same quarter on his allowance for locking up her Majesty's treasure. Ibid., p. 337.
Same for 250l. to John Scrope for same quarter as a Baron of the Exchequer, Scotland. Ibid., p. 338.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to report on Mr. Robinson's proposal to allow a third abatement of 10s. a ton in consideration for the further enlarging the time for importation of his hemp. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 33.
Same to Earl Paulet. Send my Lord Treasurer an exact account of what remains due in the Office of Cofferer of the Household to clear the [Household] wages and board wages, salaries, pensions and all other constant annual payments (exclusive of emptions and extraordinaries by creditors) to 1713 June 24, the names of the persons, the sums, the times and the nature of the payment: “and when that is done, that a like account be also made and transmitted to my Lord Treasurer of what is due to Midsummer 1713 for emptions by debentures, extraordinaries by creditors and all other casual disbursements and expenses in the said Office of Cofferer. Ibid., p. 34.
Oct. 1. Same to the Auditors of Imprests. Send my Lord Treasurer a state of the accounts of the Earl of Torrington as late Master and Gentleman of the Robes for the two years [for which they are] unpassed. Ibid., p. 49.
Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts of the petition of Mary Easton shewing that her husband has been Paymaster of Col. Newton's late Regiment of Foot these four years and the Regiment owes him 600l., but the Col. and Mr. Merrill by a sham account bring a balance of 1,000l. against him, “and being informed that her said husband [sic? for the said Colonel] is to receive 600l. as a gift from her Majesty” therefore prays in his behalf that a stop may be put to the payment thereof till the Col. and his Agent have settled their account with him [her said husband]. Reference Book IX, p. 138.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Sept. 24 last to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to the Earl of Mar, as a Principal Secretary of State, of the usual allowance of 1,000 ounces of white plate, to be made into such vessels and fashion as he shall direct: to an estimate of 400l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 114.
The like for the same to William Bromley as a Principal Secretary of State. Ibid.
Commission by Treasurer Oxford appointing Samuel Lyon to be the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for Cos. Northampton and Rutland. (Petition proposing his sureties, detailed, dated Sept. 9.) (Warrant dated Oct. 1 for taking his securities.)
John Mellish to be same for Co. Southampton. (Petition proposing his sureties, detailed, dated Sept. 8.) (Warrant dated Sept. 24 for taking his securities.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 60, 100, 101.
Oct. 2. Money warrant for 50,000l. to Edward Nicholas, Paymaster of the Queen's Pensions and Bounties: as in part of the privy seal of Sept. 24 last for 100,000l., ut supra, p. 352. (Money order dated Oct. 2 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 318. Order Book VIII, p. 331.
Same for 100l. to John Keel, Decipherer, for one year to Sept. 29 last on his annuity or salary for his services in the art of deciphering. (Money order dated Oct. 2 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 338. Order Book VIII, p. 332.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the South Sea Company to permit Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, to transfer, out of the South Sea Stock standing in his name for the public use, the sum of 20,332l. 15s. 11d. to Thomas Micklethwayte, Treasurer and Paymaster for the Transport Service: as imprest and upon account to pay bills registered on the Course of the Transport Office for transport service since 29 Sept. 1711 on contracts made before that time and to be assigned and transferred by the said Micklethwayte to such and so many persons and in such proportions as shall from time to time be specified in lists to be signed by him and to be sent to the said South Sea Company. Money Book XXII, p. 338.
Oct. 2. Letter of direction for 18,635l. 18s. 5½d. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of the 1,200,000l. Exchequer Bills anno 1713: and is for services following: viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 183,281l. 1s. 6d. for Guards and Garrisons for six months to 1713 Dec. 24.
to complete 33 days’ subsistence from Sept. 22 last to Oct. 24 inst. for the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain 15,687 2 8
for same 33 days’ subsistence for the Garrisons in North Britain 314 5 9
in further part of 21,345l. 13s. 4d. for the Forces in the Plantations for six months to 24 Dec. 1713.
for the same 33 days’ subsistence for the Regiments of Col. Handasyde, Col. Alexander and the four Companies at New York 1,794 12 3
in further part of 636,888l. 19s. 10d. for Land Forces for six months to June 23 last.
on account of Contingencies to satisfy her Majesty's warrant for the disbursements of the Secretary at War's Office from 22 Dec. 1712 to June 23 last 437 3
on the same [Contingencies] account for the pay of Capt. Ballantine, Lieut. late in the Third Regiment of Guards: for the same time 96 7 0
in further part of 85,531l. 2s. 8d. towards the subsistence of the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain to April 24 last 306 7 9
£18,635 18
Ibid., p. 169.
Treasurer Oxford to the Sheriff of Cambridge. Thomas Richers, the Receiver General for your County, has received a considerable sum of public money and not answered same into the Exchequer. You are to give notice to the collectors concerned to pay to him no moneys of the 2s. Aid lately granted “and I will take care to appoint another Receiver General who shall speedily attend the receipt of the publique taxes within your county.”
A like letter respectively to the Sheriff for Flint; for Denbigh; for Cheshire; and for Cornwall. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 35.
J. Taylour (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Commissioners for Inspecting the Public Affairs in Spain to report on the enclosed representation [missing] from the Victualling Commissioners about the bills of exchange payable to Sir William Hodges for value taken up by the Agent Victualler at Gibraltar; in which they represent Sir William's reasons how the advanced price in moedas (noticed in your letter of April 25 last) beyond what they might be worth at Lisbon is accounted to arise. Ibid., p. 36.
Oct. 2. Same to the Commissioners for the Accounts of the Army [the Commissioners for Army Debts] enclosing for their consideration the report [missing] from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts about allowing levy money to Col. Frank's Regiment for sundry recruits raised whilst in Portugal. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed representation [missing] from the town of Droitwich in favour of Thomas Huntbach for a place in the Excise. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the East India Company concerning the great deficiency of their fund at Michaelmas last and praying relief therein. Ibid., p. 37.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford (on an order in Council of Oct. 1) to the Customs Commissioners to release from quarantine the ships White Faulcon, Frederick Mallet master; from Bream [Bremen]: on the petition of Charles Brander.
The John, Charles Hales master; Roterdam, Richard Hill master; Prosperous Ann, John Pine master; Mary and Sarah, Robert Hall master, from Memel with bristles, flax, hemp &c.: on the petition of [the Company of] Eastland merchants. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 53.
Same by same to the Attorney General to non pros the informations against Abraham Franco of London, merchant, on his compounding by 150l. to the Queen and 150l. to the informer.
Prefixing: report by the Customs Commissioners. Petitioner was informed against by Thomas Roach for importing several great quantities of Italian silks in the Reall galley from Leghorn. Petitioner's statements are supported by his brother Gomezerra (Gomezarra). The information depends upon a single witness and the composition offered is the utmost that can be got from Franco. Ibid., pp. 58–60.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of the Earl of Torrington shewing that on 13 Nov. 1661 Charles II. demised to Sir Charles Berkley and Sir Bernard Gascoin the tythe of the extra parochial lands of Bedford Level for a term now expired and during the term thereof the tenants paid about 4d. an acre as a modus or composition for the said extra parochial lands: that on the 14 May 1690 Wm. and Mary granted 10,000 acres of fen land in said Level to petitioner and his heirs for ever and all tythes, oblations, obventions and profits; of which 10,000 acres near 2,000 acres are deemed extra parochial land “which premises being at the term [sic for time] of said Earl's grant leased to several tenants at a small rent one Dr. Vernon procured a lease in his trustee's name of the extra-parochial tythes, who threatening the tenants with lawsuits for about five years past, their leases being near expiring, paid an unreasonable tythe. In the year 1712 the 29 March Dr. Vernon surrenders back the said letters patent to her Majesty, who granted the extra parochial tythes to Sir John Shaw, and he to be accountable to her Majesty for a moiety as should be recovered from these lands after deducting the charges and [of] lawsuits. By reason of such grant the said Sir John Shaw carries on a great many vexatious suits against the Earl of Torrington and others. What the Earl requesteth is that her Majesty would grant him her moiety of the said tythes.”
In the margin: note of a reference dated 1714 [? 1714–15] March 8 to the Attorney General to advise what grant “her” Majesty may lawfully make in this case. Reference Book IX, p. 140.
Oct. 2. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, of the petition of Capt. Henry Bache, late Commander of her Majesty's sloop Orkney, praying some allowance for his good services. Ibid., p. 141.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Excise Commissioners to pay 100l. to William Harvey for his expenses in putting into tenantable repair the house in Broad Street, late the Excise Office.
Prefixing. said Commissioners’ report on Harvey's petition, ut supra, p. 176. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 114–15.
J. Taylour to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Abraham Bodens, late Collector of Drogheda, setting forth the miserable circumstances of himself and family and his inability of lessening his debt: therefore praying the liberty of his person. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 333.
Oct. 3. Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the incidents bill, detailed, and of the salary bill of the Hackney Coaches Office for 1713 Sept. 29 quarter: totals respectively 98l. 15s. 7d. and 200l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XXII, p. 337.
Warrant by same to William Glanvile, Register and Comptroller of the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1711, and to Bernard Hutchins, Paymaster thereof, to pay (out of 64,622l. 3s. 0d. as below) the full and entire sum of 55,340l. 14s. 0d. to satisfy six months’ interest to Sept. 29 last on the standing orders for the principal sum of 1,844,690l. as below: and to apply out of the 9,281l. 9s. 0d. residue of the said 64,622l. 3s. 0d. the sum of 9,280l. to discharge [and reduce] so much of said principal: it appearing that the [original] principal of 1,928,570l. to which the tickets, as well fortunate as unfortunate, in the said Lottery were entitled is reduced to 1,844,690l.: the interest on which is 110,681l. 8s. 0d. per an.: towards which there remained in the Exchequer on Sept. 29 last, of the six months’ income to that date of the fond established for the said Lottery, the sum of 64,613l. 6s. 4d. plus the sum of 8l. 16s. 8d. unapplied balance remaining at Lady day 1713, or in all 64,622l. 3s. 1d.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt that the moneys arisen and paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer on the abovesaid fond for the abovesaid half year amounts to 613l. 6s. 4d. [sic, doubtless an erratum for 64,613l. 6s. 4d.].Ibid., pp. 357–8.
J. Taylour (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to Mr. Brydges to apply as follows 2,206l. 16s. 6d. out of the 7,851l. 7s. 6d. South Sea dividend received by you for the use of the public: viz.
£ s. d.
for 14 days’ subsistence for 129 non-commissioned Officers and 1,871 private men disbanded in Minorca: as her Majesty's bounty 715 1 0
for an allowance of 3s. to each non-commissioned Officer and private man in lieu of their swords 300 0 0
to satisfy a royal warrant of June 29 last for paying interest to Mr. Matthew Decker on 100,000l. advanced by him on bills of exchange on Amsterdam for the service of her Majesty's Forces in Flanders and Dunkirk 1,191 15 6
£2,206 16 6
Disposition Book XXII, p. 170.
Oct. 3. Same to the Commissioners for Disbanding the Marines “at Chichester in Sussex.” The Admiralty Lords have laid before my Lord Treasurer yours of Sept. 23 last relating to the Agent of Lieut. Gen. Holt's Regiment and his misapplication of the money which was ordered to subsist the Regiment for two months from April 25 last to June 24 last. My Lord Treasurer declares that the disbanding the said Regiment must not be retarded by reason of this misapplication. But nevertheless he desires you to examine the allegations and to report thereon. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 37.
Same to Mr. Swift to lay before my Lord Treasurer next Thursday a state of the account of Col. Churchill's and Col. Goreing's Regiments whilst [they were] Marines. As it is necessary some immediate order should be given about passing the late Mr. Whitfield's accounts [as Paymaster of Marines] and applying the remaining moneys in his hands you are to give notice to Whitfield's executors to be here at the same time. Ibid., p. 38.
Same to Mr. Moor. It is necessary that the Royal Regiment of Dragoons commanded by the Earl of Stair should be provided with forage for the ensuing winter. I enclose the estimate [missing] of the extraordinary charge thereof and the report from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts thereon. As my Lord Treasurer is not enabled to answer the sum which this service requires in advance (Parliament having made no provision for the same) my Lord desires you to take care that the advance money (computed at 9,780 guilders 15 stivers) be paid to the Earl of Stair on account of clearings to his Regiment until such time as the demand [for this extraordinary] be laid before the House of Commons and approved by them. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Burchett. The Treasury letter of May 26 last, supra p. 227, represented the case of Mr. Edmonds’ bills. He appears to have 8,000l. and upwards owing to him on bills drawn by the Commanders of her Majesty's ships from New England and New York. Notwithstanding said letter he still labours under the hardship of having his bills unpaid. I enclose his memorial [missing]. My Lord Treasurer desires to know, in case the Admiralty Lords are not pleased to give any directions about the said bills, who the Captains are that took up this money, what instructions thereto they had and which of them have passed their accounts and whether they are of substance sufficient to answer same. Out Letters (General) XXI, pp. 38–9.
Oct. 3. J. Taylour (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to Mr. Watkins. The Duke of Ormonde, in a letter received this day by my Lord Treasurer concerning dismissing the Troops of Holstein and the Walloon Dragoons, takes notice that provision is made for paying them only to 24 Aug. last, which said Duke alleges comes short of answering the Treaties and Conventions made for those Troops. I am to state in reply that the provision for their pay to Aug. 24 was made on July 30 last and that then also Mr. Brydges was directed to pay the Holsteiners two months’ further pay (reckoning 12 months to the year) for their return according to the 11th Article of the Convention in that behalf “and it is presumed that he has [paid] or is ready to pay accordingly.” Ibid., p. 39.
Oct. 3, 9, 13, 14, 15, 23, 29, 25. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Henry Norris for the release of six ships, unnamed, from quarantine: similarly the petitions of Peter Joy for same for five ships, unnamed.
Of— Astell of Oct. 9 for the ships Baltick Merchant, Love's Increase, Koningsberg, George, Speedwell, Allrued, John and William.
Of several masters, unnamed, dated Oct. 13, for the ships Nathaniel, Marlbro’, Fortune, Anne and Francis, Mathew, Richard and Mary, Margaret, Providence, Isaac and Jonathan, Marlbro, Elizabeth, Friends' Goodwill, Eliz. and Katherine, Alexander, Hanover Succession, Blenheim, Two Brothers, William, Eliz[abeth], Eliz[abeth].
Of Thomas Garret dated Oct. 14 for the ships Samuel and Elizabeth, Neptune, Oratavy Merchant.
Of Thomas Pierson dated Oct. 15 for the ship William and Robert.
Of Henry Norris, merchant, dated Oct. 23 for the ships Prosperous, Hanover Succession, Owners’ Goodwill, Margaret, Mary, John and Thomas, Expedition, Owners’ Goodwill, Nathaniel.
Of Andrew Endrupe dated Oct. 29 for the ship John and Henry.
Of William Fullman dated Oct. 25 for the ships Martha, Thomas and Eliz., Fortune, Anne and Francis, Nathaniel, New Providence, John and Margaret, Triumph galley, Rose, Fortune. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 54, 62.
Oct. 3. Same to same of the petition of Henry Durley in behalf of Francis Collins of London, merchant, shewing that in May last Collins bought a small vessel at Gothenburg called the Diligence, Danish built, which had been taken and condemned as prize in the Court of Admiralty there, and loaded her with oak boards and trunnels, but on arrival in London she is seized under the Navigation Act: that petitioner conceives that “she is liable to seizure only upon account of the number of English men which every foreign ships are to have as part of their number, which were not to be had there”: therefore praying discharge of the ship on rewarding the seizer. Reference Book IX, p. 137.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Francis Gwyn, her Majesty's Secretary at War, to prepare a royal warrant for paying 143l. to James Astry as Secretary to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts from the death of Gregory King 1712 Aug. 29 to Feb. 20 following the date of said Astry's commission of appointment as same, he having done the duty thereof in the interim.
Prefixing: report by said Comptrollers on said Astry's petition. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 116.
Oct. 5. Same by same to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, to pay 135,569l. 17s. 6d. to Robert Knight, Cashier to the South Sea Company, to complete Sept. 29 quarter on the annual sums of 568,279l. 10s. 0d. for interest and 8,000l. for charges of management payable to said Company as by the Act of 9 Anne, c. 15.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of the sum so due, being 144,069l. 17s. 6d. for interest, towards which there has been paid only 8,500l. during said quarter out of the several Impositions and Duties granted for a fund for same. Money Book XXII, p. 346.
Same by same to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for London, Westminster and Middlesex to pay 60l. to Thomas Redshaw for services with respect to the said Duties as by the report of Sept. 24 from the Commissioners for said Duties [i.e. the Commissioners of Taxes]. Ibid., p. 339.
Same by same to Edward Nicholas [as Paymaster of the Queen's Bounties and Pensions] to pay 515l. to William Mead, goldsmith, for so much advanced by him to Don Patricio Laules, which with 400l. formerly paid to him by her Majesty's direction is to be reckoned as part of the money agreed to be advanced to his Catholic Majesty the King of Spain by the Assiento Contract and to be allowed by him accordingly. Ibid.
Money warrant for 50l. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates for half a year to Sept. 29 last on their pension: whereof 10l. is to be issued to Ann Tonks. Ibid.
Money order for 160,000l. to the East India Company for one year to 1714 Sept. 29 on their yearly sum as by the Acts of 9–10 Wm. III., c. 44, for raising 2,000,000l.; 9–10 Wm. III., c. 25 and c. 44, for Stamp Duties; and 6 Anne, c. 71, for the East India Co. and for raising 1,200,000l. Order Book VIII, p. 339.
J. Taylour (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the [Principal] Officers of the Works for an account of what remains due in the Office of the Works for wages, salaries and all other constant annual payments to 1713 June 24: and likewise of what is due for emptions, stores and work done to said time.
A like letter to Mr. Holbech for a like account for the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber (salaries, pensions; and likewise travelling charges and contingencies).
A like letter to the Duke of Montague [Master of the Great Wardrobe] for a like account for the Wardrobe (salaries, pensions, liveries, vestures; and likewise emptions, casual disbursements and expenses). Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 40.
Christopher Tilson (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Taxes Commissioners. In your report on Mr. Redshaw's petition you propose a reward of 60l. to him for his share in detecting the corrupt practices in charging and collecting the Duties on Houses in Cumberland and Westmorland. But as those practices appear to my Lord to be very flagrant and that it will be next to giving up the Duties in those two counties unless some course be taken against all those who have acted or assisted therein, he directs you to advise with the Queen's Counsel as to measures against the offenders. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 41.
Oct. 5. Christopher Tilson (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to Mr. Watkins. Baron Walef is pressing my Lord Treasurer under his present necessities which my Lord believes to be urgent. Please take the sense and opinion of the Duke of Ormonde what may be fitting for her Majesty to do towards his relief, and favour me with a line in answer to lay before my Lord to-morrow when he comes [to the Treasury]. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. I enclose a letter [missing] from Col. Spotswood, Governor of Virginia, acquainting my Lord Treasurer of a remittance of 880l. 7s. 5½d. coming from thence on account of quit rents. Please find out by whose hands the same is remitted and hasten the payment thereof into the Exchequer with all possible expedition. Ibid.
Treasurer Oxford to Sir James Bateman, Sub-Governor of the South Sea Company. Her Majesty has given directions for the assignment in form to be drawn up of the Assiento to the South Sea Company as also the benefit of the two licences under the respective Reservations: and for the further encouragement of that commerce her Majesty has allowed the use of her ships. She expects from me “whom the South Sea Company have done me the honour to choose their Governor” an account from time to time of the progress made towards carrying on that trade. I desire you to prepare forthwith an account (to be laid before her Majesty) of the cargoes you intend to send by the two ships of 600 tons each and also of the yearly ship of 500 tons. By this you will see her Majesty's zeal for carrying on the said trade and you may be assured of all my service. Ibid., p. 42.
Christopher Tilson to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed presentment [missing] from the Salt Commissioners with the account of their salaries, poundage and incidents for the year ended 25 March 1709. Ibid., p. 46.
J. Taylour (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Customs Commissioners to examine William Keith's fitness for the place of Surveyor General of Customs of the Southern Division in America loco Col. Quarry, deceased, for which place Keith petitions. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 58.
Oct. 6. Same to the Navy Treasurer to apply to services as follows 45,000l. out of the moneys you have or are to receive from Sir William Fazakerley et al. on their loan in South Sea Stock: viz.
to the head of Wages. £
towards paying off ships ordered to be laid up 40,000
to the head of Victualling.
for Short Allowance money due to the Companies of ships put out of pay 5,000
£45,000
Disposition Book XXII, p. 170.
Oct. 6. Christopher Tilson to Mr. Watkins. Your letter of this morning relating to Baron Walef did not lead my Lord Treasurer to any [idea as to a] determinate sum to be paid in recompense for his service. My Lord thinks it would not be amiss for the Baron to form some account of his own demands in order to a regular determination as to his services. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 42.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to pay the Land Tax assessments anno 1713 on the salaries of warrant officers of the Customs which do not exceed 60l. per an.
Prefixing: memorial from said Commissioners on behalf of said officers. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 61.
Same by same to Thomas Madocks, William Stubbs, Joshua Odams and Conrade de Gols, Receivers of the Contributions to the Class Lottery for 1,800,000l. anno 1712, to proceed leisurely and according to their best discretion in the sale and disposal of 184 tickets remaining uncalled for in their hands, selling same for the most that may be had for them and thereout in the first place to reimburse themselves for the principal and interest due to them by reason that (in order that the said Lottery might be drawn complete) they had advanced or procured money to be advanced and paid into the Exchequer on the said 184 tickets, “not as you became Adventurers by advancing the money thereupon, but as a security to reimburse the money so advanced” and interest at 6 per cent. thereon: it appearing by the certificate as follows that the said 184 tickets are entitled to the principal sum of 24,490l. besides the 60l. which belongs to one of them for the second year's interest as being drawn next after a premium of 1,000l.; so that the tickets and the interest accrued thereupon since Michaelmas 1712 are in value considerably more than sufficient to repay you the money advanced thereupon and the interest thereof. The residue so arising by the sale is hereby to be paid into the Exchequer and you are to lay before the Lord Treasurer every fortnight an account of your proceedings herein.
Prefixing certificate by said Receivers as to the said 184 tickets and the sums to which they are entitled on the drawing of the said Lottery: said certificate shewing the serial number, date of drawing, increase of principal as drawn, premium as drawn or as arising, course of drawing, class in which payable: showing for the whole:
£
total of increase of principal [sic for principal so increased 18,890
total of the premiums 5,600
in both £24,490
Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 119–22.
Oct. 7. Money warrant for 261l. 14s. 0d. to the officers and clerks of the Tally Court for their fees on 2,617 tallies of loan on the several Aids from 1713 Easter to Michaelmas on which they have taken no fees. (Money order dated Oct. 13 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 341. Order Book VIII, p. 338.
Same for 47l. 9s. 0d. to John Smith and George Leslie, Deputy Chamberlains for joining tallies in the Exchequer Court, for sealing and joining &c. 3,796 tallies of loans on the several funds between Michaelmas 1712 and Michaelmas 1713. (Money order dated Oct. 16 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 342. Order Book VIII, p. 342.
Oct. 7. J. Taylour (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a memorial [missing] from the United East India Company concerning the ship Delicia designed for the private trade to India and the Attorney General's report thereon. My Lord Treasurer desires you to make such use of what the Attorney General proposes as may give time for a better enquiry and that the same be kept as private as the nature of the affair will admit of. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 43.
Same to same enclosing Monsieur Forstner's letter concerning a piece of Ratteen cloth directed for Monsieur Borselen [Philips Jacob van Borssele van der Hooge], Envoy from Holland, of which he desires delivery. Make him as easy in this matter as you can. Ibid.
Same to the Secretary of the Admiralty enclosing a further list [missing] of Capt. Boys’ servants to be laid before the Admiralty Lords. Ibid., p. 45.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the 1713 Michaelmas quarter's salary bill of Customs officers in the outports (total 9,829l. 6s. 9d.) and of London port (total 7,363l. 10s. 7d.). Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 62.
Oct. 8. Money warrant for 150l. to Thomas Coke, Vice Chamberlain of the Household, for last Sept. 29 quarter on his salary. Money Book XXII, p. 345.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General. My Lord Treasurer desires that in the bill which you are now preparing for managing the intended Lottery you add the names of Mr. Duncomb and Mr. Nicholas to the number of Commissioners therein. On your sending the Queen's warrant hither my Lord Treasurer will see that they be inserted therein in the Queen's presence. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 43.
Same to the Secretary at War to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of John Murray, master gunner of Fort William, praying to be included on the Establishment of that garrison. Ibid., p. 44.
Same to same. Send my Lord a list of the Irish Roman Catholic Officers that lay claim to some provision on account of their coming over from the enemy in Spain pursuant to the declaration of her Majesty's General there; with the grounds or authorities for each claim. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Joyner, a prisoner in the Poultry Compter for a Customs debt, praying a habeas corpus to remove him to the Queen's Bench. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Cross Martin in behalf of Godfrey Lyon, a young Armenian, relating to her Majesty's third part of some handkerchiefs which he brought with him from Smyrna and are seized at the Customs. Ibid.
Oct. 8. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay 1,000l. to Thomas Keightley “as a mark of our grace and favour in consideration of his long and faithful services as a Commissioner of our Revenues in Ireland and otherwise.”Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 333.
Oct. 9. Money warrant for 173l. 17s. 10d. to Thomas Lowther, gent., for so much disbursed by him by order for her Majesty's special service and 6l. 17s. 6d. for Exchequer fees thereon. (Money order dated Oct. 21 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 351. Order Book VIII, p. 342.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to pay to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of Marines (out of the loan from Sir William Fazakerley et al.) 14,000l. upon account of clearing what shall be due to the noncommission Officers and soldiers of the Marine Regiments ordered to be disbanded; whereof the non-commission Officers and men to be reduced in Goring's and Churchill's Regiments are part. (Same to the Navy Commissioners to make out Navy bills on the Navy Treasurer for said 14,000l.) Disposition Book XXII, p. 171.
Same to Mr. Micklethwait to raise 16,000l. on the tallies in your hands on the General Mortgage anno 1708 at par: the said sum being wanting towards payment of freight of ships employed in transporting Forces from Dunkirk to Britain and Ireland and for provisions and other necessaries. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Burchet. The Regiments of Goring and Churchill continue still in their quarters at a great charge and expense to the public until they shall be reduced. My Lord Treasurer is of opinion since the business of disbanding the Marines in quarters near home has been so far proceeded in that one Commissioner will be sufficient to go through with what yet remains to be done near home, that another may be immediately ordered to Plymouth and Exeter to reduce the abovesaid Regiments of Goring and Churchill, which are quartered there. Please desire the Admiralty Lords to give instructions to either of the Commissioners. My Lord Treasurer has ordered money into the hands of the Paymaster of Marines for this purpose.
P.S.—The enclosed [missing] which you receive by my Lord Treasurer's order contains matter of information proper for the Lords of the Admiralty to enquire into. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 45.
Same to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South]. My Lord Treasurer has read your report on Mrs. Kingdon's petition for repairing her lodge and pound in New Forest. Please inform my Lord of the tenure or estate she has therein, her profits, and liability for repair. Ibid., p. 47.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners for Sick and Hurt Seamen of the petition of Hugh Gaine, late Agent for Sick and Wounded Seamen at Jamaica, praying that his bills drawn on said Commissioners may be paid out of South Sea Stock. Reference Book IX, p. 138.
Oct. 9. Treasury reference to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army of the petition of Major General Kellum, Col. Leigh Backwell and the Marquess of Harwich shewing that on the 21 June, old style, their Regiments were reduced so as to consist of 36 private men in each Troop, Officers’ servants excluded, pursuant to an order given by Major Gen. Sabine of that date at Ghent: that they have subsisted the said 36 effective men in each Troop after the rate of the Flanders Establishment till the day of their landing in Ireland, being to 21 August inclusive: that they find the orders in Mr. Brydges’ Office for the subsistence of their Troops from the 24 June to the 24 August is for no more than 30 private men in each Troop and no Regulation for the pay of the Officers in lieu of their servants: therefore pray to be reimbursed the pay of the extra six men and some Regulation for pay of [equivalent allowances to them as] Officers in lieu of servants. Reference Book IX, p. 139.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to pay the salary bill of the Customs there for 1713 Sept. 29 quarter. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 439.
Oct. 10. Money warrant for 50l. 3s. 9d. to Phillip Ryley for half a year to Sept. 29 last as a Serjeant at Arms. (Letter of direction dated Oct. 15 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 342. Disposition Book XXII, p. 174.
Christopher Tilson (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Secretary at War to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] in behalf of the wives of the Serjeants sent abroad with Lieutenants’ commissions and upon Ensigns’ pay in 1711. Please make a state of what the said Officers are to receive from Xmas last; and by whose hands; and what may be allowed thereout to their wives, so that this business may be under some regular settlement for the future.
Please also report on the enclosed representation [missing] relating to the 515l. 7s. 6d. payable to Sir James Abercrombie for subsisting discharged men from the Horse and Dragoons that were detained at Dunkirk above two months on her Majesty's service. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 46.
Oct. 11. Money warrant for 2,000l. to Prince Charles of Denmark for half a year to Oct. 10 inst. on his annuity and 102l. 7s. 6d. for [Exchequer] fees thereon. (Money order dated Oct. 7 for said 102l. 7s. 6d. hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 345. Order Book VIII, p. 339.
Oct. 12. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to William Borrett to pay 101l. 6s. 4d. to John Keightley, gent., in full of his demands touching the lawsuit which he prosecuted for repealing the charter granted to the Corporation of Bewdley, Co. Worcester.
Prefixing: certificate by said Borrett as to the bill of said demands as examined by his assistant, [Edward] Bulstrode, one of the sworn clerks of the Petty Bag, “to whom the examining of such bills are referred.” Money Book XXII, p. 356.
William Lowndes to Mr. Wise. It is the Queen's pleasure you forthwith proceed in the levelling, new making and planting the division of ground on the north side of Windsor Castle. The charge is not to exceed the estimate of 6,874l. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 48.
Oct. 13. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to Sir Thomas Frankland and Sir John Evelyn, [Joint] Postmaster General, to suffer all letters and pacquets whatsoever for John, Earl of Marr, a Principal Secretary of State of Great Britain, to be delivered free of charge of postage in like manner as the letters and pacquets for any other of our Secretaries of State have been accustomed. Queen's Warrant Book XXV. p. 435.
Same to Edward Nicholas, Paymaster of the Queen's Pensions and Bounties, to pay the annual sum or pension of 200l. to Margaret, Countess Dowager of Cassilis, as from Lady day next 1714: during pleasure. Ibid., p. 441.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to William Borret to pay to Thomas Lowther 163l. 14s. 6d. for fees paid in passing a Commission for taking subscriptions to the South Sea Company, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, p. 321. [This warrant evidently cancels the money warrant of Feb. 26 last, supra, p. 133. But the duplication is not explained.] Money Book XXII, p. 352.
J. Taylour (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Navy Commissioners to make forth a Navy bill on the Navy Treasurer for impresting to Thomas Micklethwaite 20,332l. 15s. 11d. (directed to be transferred, ut supra, pp. 369–70) for the Transport service, to pay bills registered in Course upon contracts made for Transport service before 1711 Sept. 29: and to assign said sum for payment out of the South Sea Stock in said Navy Treasurer's hands. Disposition Book XXII, p. 172.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General. The Taxes Commissioners have proposed that the estate which Robert Peters, late Receiver General for Co. Herts, has settled in trustees for the use of the Crown be sold towards payment of his debt. Please draft the necessary warrant. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 47.
Treasury warrant (on an order in Council dated Oct. 11) to the Customs Commissioners to release from quarantine the ships Cecilia galley, Josia Dornford master; Mary and Elizabeth, Ben. Hutchinson master; Yarmouth, Tho. Davy master; Christian, David Kyll master; Association, Clement Hopkins master; Lawrence, Tho. Dove master; Henry, Jos. Seedman master; Josua, Jeff. Killet master; Edward, Ri. Engle master; from Gothenburg and Stockholm with iron, deal, pitch and tar: on the petition of Henry Erthman.
The ships Archangell Merchant, Jo. Sandwell master; Sea Right, Gerb. Barentz master; Tyger, Tho. Farlet master: with planks from Dantzic: on the petition of William Astell.
The ship Dolphin from Riga to land 111 men: on the petition of William Richardson.
Two lobster vessels: on the petition of Edward and William Watson: exempt from quarantine.
The ship Merchants’ Adventure: on the petition of Richard Brown. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 63.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Robert Wilmot et al., merchants, shewing that they imported great quantities of brandy from the Straits and Portugal and rum from the West Indies, and entered all [as] single, but on landing same some of it appears above proof, for which the officers demand double Duty: therefore praying leave to make post entries of the overproof part. Reference Book IX, p. 139.
Oct. 13. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for a patent of grant to Richard, Lord Bellew, of an annuity or pension of 300l. as from 1713 Michaelmas; the late Lord Lieutenant having reported on the petition of said Lord Bellew that he has been at great charge in reversing his outlawry, hath been involved in several lawsuits and paid portions to his nieces, by which encumbrances his estate is so reduced as not to be sufficient for the support of himself and family and that he hath forsaken the Romish religion and embraced the Protestant and himself and his family are become entirely devoted to us and [well] affected to our Government. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 335–6.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the Civil List of Scotland for the 1713 Michaelmas quarter: with the following changes as compared with the preceding quarter's list, supra, pp. 273–4, viz. 15s. 5½d. to Agnes Campbell, her Majesty's printer, from 24 June 1713 to 30 June 1713, being the day on which Andrew Anderson, her husband, his commission expired; 684l. to William Weket, Joseph Richards, Samuell Clark and John Barret, Messengers of the Receipt of the Exchequer at London, for circulating Proclamations between 20 Sept. 1708 and 1713 May 18, as by the Queen's sign manual of Aug. 19 last; 1,000l. to Hugh, Earl of Loudoun, as fee or pension as Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland from 25 March to 29 Sept. 1713: total for said quarter 6,515l. 5s. 11– 9/12d. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 458.
The like for same quarter's list of the Queen's Charities and Bounties in Scotland: agreeing with the preceding quarter's list, ut supra, p. 322, except as follows, viz. 1l. 5s. 0d. to Eliz. Blackie; 1l. to Jannet Forrester, relict of Ensign Boyd; 1l. to Marjory Campbell, relict of Hugh Cameron; 1l. to Mary Stewart, relict of Ensign Rosse; 1l. 5s. 0d. to Margaret Stirling, relict of Mr. Lawson, an Episcopal minister; 1l. 5s. 0d. to Rosina Campbell, relict of Mr. Gordon, minister at Askrick: total of the list 500l. Ibid.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to revise their former Establishment of the Customs, Scotland (as agreed to by the late Lord Treasurer in your report of July 1710, presented to the said Lord Treasurer by the Commissioners of the Equivalent), and to send a draft new Establishment with observations concerning the behaviours of the officers. Ibid., pp. 458–9.
Oct. 14. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury, of the amount of 1,011 ounces of white plate delivered to him as Chamberlain of the Household 1710 July 7 out of the Jewel House by Heneage Finch, Master and Treasurer of the Jewels and Plate; and the further quantity of 6,608 ounces 5 pennyweight of white plate and 408 ounces 11 pennyweight of gilt plate similarly delivered to him 1712 Dec. 16 as Ambassador Extraordinary to France: all to a total value of 2,743l. 18s. 10d. and in consideration of many good and acceptable services performed by him. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 442–3.
Same to Treasurer Oxford to pay 100l. to the inhabitants of the hamlet of Kew within the parish of Kingston upon Thames as a voluntary contribution from the Queen for completing the chapel which by subscription and by royal permission they have begun to erect on a piece of waste ground within the manor of Richmond for divine worship according to the liturgy and usage of the Church of England: and is to be satisfied by tallies on the bailiff or collector of the rents of the said manor of Richmond or the Receiver of Crown Lands within the County of Surrey. (Money warrant dated Oct. 27 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 3 hereon.) Ibid., p. 447. Order Book VIII, p. 347.
Money warrant for 46l. to Charles Stone, Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Peers, and is for attending the Speaker of said House 92 days April 16 last to July 16 last at the rate of 10s. a day.
Appending: certificate by Matthew Johnson, Clerk of Parliaments, of said Stone's attendance. (Money order dated Oct. 19 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 349. Order Book VIII, p. 343.
Letter of direction for 11,095l. 19s. 7d. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of 1,200,000l. Exchequer Bills anno 1713: and is for the services following: viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 636,888l. 17s. 10d. for Land Forces for six months to 23June last.
in further part of 85,531l. 2s. 8d. towards the subsistence of the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain to April 24 last 1,095 19 7
in further part of 61,464l. 5s. 7d. for outpensioners of Chelsea Hospital to 24 Dec. 1713.
for said outpensioners on account of their allowance to 24 June 1713 10,000 0 0
£11,095 19 7
Disposition Book XXII, p. 173.
Same for 902l. 5s. 6½d. to Charles Eversfeild, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance: out of the 25l. per ton on French wines imported: and is to be applied to Land service of the Ordnance. (William Lowndes to said Eversfeild to pay same to the military Officers and Chaplains that have served in the [Artillery] Trains in Flanders, Spain and on several Expeditions from 1713 June 23 to Dec. 31 following according to a list submitted by you to my Lord Treasurer.) Ibid., p. 176.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to repay the Land Tax assessments anno 1712 on the salaries of themselves and of the inferior officers of the Ordnance. Ibid.
Oct. 14. William Lowndes to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands]. My Lord Treasurer has read your report on George Clarke's petition for an additional term in three houses in Pall Mall. My Lord is minded to see what good effects the Commission of Survey may produce which was issued 2½ years ago as to the bailiwick of St. James's before determining anything as to Mr. Clarke or any other petitions of the like nature. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 47.
Same to Mr. Watkins to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Count Vandernath [Gerhard, Count Dernath, Envoy Extraordinary from Holstein Gottorp] with an account annexed [missing] of demands for extraordinaries alleged to be due to the Troops of Holstein. Ibid., p. 48.
Same to Mr. Borret. My Lord Treasurer has read the Attorney General's report on the petition of George French and Richard Oglethorpe for a weekly allowance and their charges in coming from the West Indies as evidence concerning the murther of Col. Parke, late Governor of the Leeward Islands. Inform my Lord whether the Queen ordered these men to be sent for. Ibid.
Petition of the abovesaid George French and Richard Oglethorpe, evidences in the murther of Col. Park, [read] praying subsistence. The Attorney General's report read on it. Send to Mr. Borret to know whether the Queen ordered these men to come over. Mr. Borret's report read Oct. 20. Ordered 5l. a piece and if the trial be over this term 5l. apiece more. Second petition read Oct. 21. Third petition 3 Nov. [Referred] to Mr. Borret. Fourth petition 13 Nov. to know what they received from Douglass. Affidavit that they received nothing. 8 Dec. Ordered to be delivered to Mr. Borret to consider.
Memorial of Henry Wise [read] for 100l. per week from Michaelmas to Xmas for the new works at Windsor. To be paid 75l. per week from this day to Dec. 14.
Petition of Daniel Sefton [read] praying for a letter to recommend him to Mr. Ryley. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 1.
Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to give warrant to the Commissioners appointed to take the accounts of the Vice Treasurer or Receiver General of Ireland to allow the sums as follows amounting to 3,027l. 2s. 7d. as if the same had been paid by particular warrants out of the revenue [of Ireland] at large in this present year and thereby to ease the fund or item of Concordatums of the said sum, so that the said fund may be exonerated and discharged from the same and every part thereof. Nevertheless due care is to be taken in case the item of Concordatums be exceeded in any year to come, that the same be set in super in the manner directed by the royal warrant of July 13 last, supra, p. 285, and defalked to the Queen's use as is thereby also prescribed: all by reason that the [Duke of Ormonde] late Lord Lieutenant has represented by letter dated Sept. 20 last that before the Lords Justices had received the royal warrant [of July 13 last as above] for discharging the exceedings of the payments by Concordatums for the last year (in which warrant there is a strict prohibition not to exceed the annual sum, being 5,000l., set apart on the Irish Establishment for that purpose) they had overdrawn the said allowance for the present year by occasion of the following heads, which they conceived unavoidably necessary, and which they pray to be discharged from the head of Concordatums and placed on the revenue at large: viz.
£ s. d.
for the charge of prosecutions in criminal cases 758 8 0
for rewards to several persons for taking houghers as promised by Proclamation 418 1 1
for the charge of Quarantine service 354 8 6
for taking of Rapparees 329 13 0
to the Surveyor General for work in the Phœnix Park 570 12 0
to ditto for repairs in Dublin Castle and Chapel Izod &c. 596 0 0
£3,027 2 7
Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 334–5. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 434.
Oct. 15. Privy seal for 1,500l. for equipage and 10l. a day as ordinary to Charles, Earl of Peterborough and Monmouth, as Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Sicily. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 434.
Money warrant for 27,140l. 0s. 9½d. to the Bank of England for their 3 per cent. allowance for last Sept. 29 quarter for circulating Exchequer Bills as follows. Hereof 14,391l. 9s. 0d. is to be satisfied out of remains of the Two Thirds Subsidy by 7 Anne, c. 30, and the remaining 12,748l. 11s. 9d. out of Exchequer Bills to be made forth for this purpose and dated Sept. 29 last.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer Bills so circulated during said quarter and the 3 per cent. interest thereon:
£ s. d.
on 3,395,312l. 10s. 0d. issued before June 24 last, allowance or interest 25,464 16 10½
on 5,000l. issued 18 July last for discharge of interest 30 0 0
on 3,200l. issued Aug. 12 last for circulation 12 12
on 110,000l. issued Aug. 15 last (in part of 1,200,000l.) for circulation 406 16 11¾
on 171,639l. 15s. 0d. issued Aug. 19 last (in part of ditto) for ditto 578 8
on 90,800l. issued Aug. 22 last (in part of ditto) for ditto 283 11 10½
on 20,000l. issued Aug. 27 last (in part of ditto) for ditto 54 4 11
on 1,500l. issued Aug. 28 last (in part of ditto) for ditto 3 18 10¼
on 10,000l. issued Aug. 29 last (in part of ditto) for ditto 25 9 7
on 20,000l. issued Sept. 5 last (in part of ditto) for ditto 39 9
on 12,400l. issued Sept. 11 last (in part of ditto) for ditto 18 6 10
on 56,500l. issued Sept. 15 last (in part of ditto) for ditto 65 0
on 100,000l. issued Sept. 16 last (in part of ditto) for ditto 106 16 11½
on 102,200l. issued Sept. 23 last (in part of ditto) for ditto 50 7 11¼
£27,140 0
total fresh issue during the quarter 703,239l. 15s. 0d.
total Exchequer Bills outstanding at 29 Sept. 1713, 4,098,552l. 5s. 0d.
(Money order dated Oct. 22 hereon.) Money Book XXII, pp. 350–1. Order Book VIII, p. 346.
Oct. 15. Money warrant for 210l. 10s. 6¼d. to the executors of Sir Salathiel Lovell for his fee as a Baron of the Exchequer from the last day of Hilary term last to Sunday, May 3 last, the day of his death. Money Book XXII, p. 355b.
Letter of direction for 1,000l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXII, p. 172.
Same for 4,204l. 15s. 0d. to Prince Charles of Denmark: out of the proceeds of the 25l. per ton on French wines. [This sum represents the two warrants of Oct. 11 and April 17 last, supra, p. 185.] Ibid., p. 173.
Same for 1,500l. to John Holbech for the service of the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office: out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 174.
Same for 135,569l. 17s. 6d. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of the 1,200,000l. Exchequer Bills anno 1713: as imprest and upon account: to be paid over to Robert Knight, Cashier to the South Sea Company, to complete 144,069l. 17s. 6d. for last Sept. 29 quarter's interest to said Company. Ibid., p. 175.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to apply as follows 28,252l. 1s. 0d. out of the moneys received or to be received from Sir William Fazakerley and others on their loan on South Sea Stock: viz.
to the head of Wages. £ s. d.
for paying [Navy] Officers who have passed their accounts 6,000 0 0
to the head of Wear and Tear.
in further part of 152,433l. for one year to 1712 Sept. 29 to the Yards 20,000 0 0
for interest due to the Bank 2,252 1 0
£28,252 1 0
Appending: account of the interest so due to the Bank of England for money lent to the Navy Treasurer.
Ibid.
Letter of direction for 75l. weekly to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works, from this day till the 14th Dec. next: and is intended to be by him paid over to Mr. Wise on account of the new works in Windsor House Park. (William Lowndes to said Dartiquenave to so pay same weekly to said Wise.) Ibid., p. 177.
Oct. 15. William Lowndes to Mr. Watkins to report on the enclosed state [missing] of extraordinaries claimed to be due to the Walloon Regiment of Dragoons. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 49.
Same to Mr. Gwyn. I return your account of arms and accoutrements undisposed of remaining in Commissary Medlicot's storehouses at Lisbon. Please send same to one of the Secretaries of State to be laid before the Queen for her pleasure that same may be sold and the proceeds to be paid into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borrett. Send my Lord Treasurer a state of the prosecutions under your care and what has been recovered to the Crown since your last state. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Edwin. Send my Lord Treasurer an account of the receipts [? subscription receipt forms] delivered by you for each Direction in both the Class [Lottery] Offices [to wit the Classis Lottery of 1711 and the Classis Lottery of 1712]; and the value of them. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to seal the goods of the Duke D'Aumont, Ambassador from France, at his lodgings in order to their transport to France. Ibid., p. 51.
Oct. 15, 22, 27, 29. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to same to employ Christo[pher] Thornton as a tidesman in the superior list, London port.
John Hoskins as a same in the inferior list, Ibid.
Peter Teague as a tidesman at Salcombe in Dartmouth port loco Joseph Collet, who has surrendered.
George Burton as a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco Robert Alcox, deceased.
John Cowper as a noontender ibid., loco Thomas Davis, deceased.
Geo. Faucett as waiter and searcher at Morpech in Berwick port loco Gilbert Swinhoe, deceased.
Robert Barons as a tidesman and boatman at Dartmouth at 15l. per an. and 2s. a day when employed loco Abraham Fereby, superannuated.
William Whitehead as a same at Harwich loco William Rice, surrendered.
Hen. Jaynson as a boatman at Sunderland loco Jonathan Deeplake, preferred.
Robert Dawson as a boatman in Rochester port loco Richard Pembarthy, deceased.
Richard Alderson as a waterman, London port, loco William Holmes, superannuated.
Robert Stocker as a tidesman and boatman at Dartmouth loco John Woodman, made tidesman at Plymouth.
John Mitchell as a boatman at Scilly loco Geo. Deval, who has surrendered.
Hosea Hobbs as a tidesman and boatman at Dover loco Thomas Naylor, superannuated.
Cha. Smith as copying clerk of the Entries Inwards, London port, loco William Alexander, dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 57, 62, 66.
Oct. 15. Report [read] from the Commissioners of Sick and Wounded on the petition of Hugh Gaine, Agent for Sick and Wounded at Jamaica. 16 Oct.: the Commissioners to send the state of the account therein mentioned and the rate of the bills.
Petition of Francis Lucas [read], recommended by Mr. Onslow and Mr. Campion to be a Surveyor of Houses: to be sent to the Commissioners for Taxes.
Petition of Edward Gilliat [read], surety of [William] Cawthorp, Receiver General for part of Lincoln, for discharge from Lincoln gaol. Oct. 16: referred to the Commissioners for Taxes.
Memorial of Ra. Robinson [read] for the Navy Commissioners to receive hemp into the Stores. Referred to said Commissioners: 20 Oct. Report read. My Lord is of the same opinion with the Commissioners. A second memorial read Oct. 21. Referred to the said Commissioners to consider if there be any new matter. Second report read 27 Oct. Agreed.
Memorial of [Alexander] Grant [read] for 801l. 5s. 2d. owing to the Officers under his command. Referred to Mr. Brydges.
Memorial of William Chambers [read] conplaining of ill usage from Mr. Brereton and Mr. Fisher, two of Mr. Fytche's clerks. My Lord will hear the matter peremptorily on Wednesday next and Mr. Chambers then to attend if he think fit.
Petition of Robert Bedoe [read] praying an allowance for looking after the Privy Garden doors. To be considered when a new Establishment comes to be made of the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office and what shall then be thought reasonable must come out of the Housekeeper's allowances.
Petition of Thomas Lewis, Eliz. Jordan et al. [read]. The report from the Comptrollers of the Army [Accounts] is read. The petitioners to have a copy of the report.
Memorial from — Wilcox [Surveyor General of Woods, read] praying timber for repairs at Lyndhurst &c. A warrant ordered accordingly.
Report read from the Customs Commissioners [read] on the petition of John Matthew. My Lord has no objections against his applying to Parliament. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, pp. 2–4.