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Warrant Books: October 1713, 16-31

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

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October 1713, 16-31

Oct. 16. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas [Paymaster of the Queen's Bounties and Pensions] to pay 150l. to Thomas Parkes, gent., as royal bounty.
100l. to Col. Philip Howard as same. Money Book XXII, p. 352.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General. In July last the House of Commons addressed the Queen for a new survey to be made of lands and tenements necessary for the fortifications at Portsmouth, Chatham and Harwich [14 July 1713, Commons Journals XVII, pp. 464–5]. Please consider the several matters contained in the said Address and report to my Lord a state of the proceedings hitherto made by the Commissioners for the said purpose and what further directions are necessary to be given for the compliance with said Address. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 50.
Oct. 16. Letter [read] from Tho. Brereton, one of Mr. Fytche's clerks, representing the great charge of the printed receipts now used in the Class [Lottery] Offices and proposing a new form, praying my Lord to command an account of the charge from the Usher of the Exchequer. Write to the Usher accordingly.
Proposal of Mr. Studholm [read] to keep the road through Hyde Park in repair for 150l. per an. Q[uery] what is allowed for watering between the Park and Palace at Kensington?
Report [read] from the Customs Commissioners on the petition of Mary Anguish et al. Referred to the Attorney General to hear all parties and report what is just and reasonable to be done in this matter.
Attorney General's report read. 24 May 1714 . A warrant to be prepared for the profits in Mr. Moor's hands.
Petition of Patrick Gallwey [read] praying to be established [? as Commander of] one of the two packet boats between Dover and Calais. Referred to the Postmaster General.
Report [read] from the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army upon Mr. Howe's memorial about clothing the Invalids. Write to the Commissary General to send an account of the state of the Guards and Garrisons, particularly distinguishing the twelve Companies of Invalids, the number they consisted of at the last muster and where they do duty. That account read Oct. 21. Letter from Mr. Howe enclosing a memorial relating to the clothing of the Invalids read 18 Dec. [Referred] to the Comptrollers. The Comptrollers' report read 24 Feb.
1713–14. To be sent to the Secretary at War.
Auditor Jet's report read on the petition of James Worsley, woodward of New Forest, praying that 200l. be allowed him on his account for his attendance, together with the state of his account. Referred to the Surveyor General of Woods and Auditor Jet to examine and certify my Lord whether there be any precedents for such allowances as are craved by the accomptant and whether they conceive the same or any part thereof reasonable to be made.
Report from the Secretary at War [read] on a memorial of Mary Price et al., wives of the Lieutenants sent to New England in 1711. To be sent to Mr. Merril to know if he has any objection to what is therein proposed. Mr. Merril's report read Oct. 20. Agreed to [so] as care be taken there be no double payment.
Memorial of the Excise Commissioners [read] concerning a Transport debenture in their hands. Warrant [ordered] for subscribing this debenture into South Sea Stock and the Excise Commissioners to certify my Lord to what uses and in what proportions the same is applicable.
Report of the Customs Commissioners [read] on the tobacco merchants’ petition. The Commissioners to attend next Wednesday and to come prepared to give my Lord their opinion what method may be used for the ease of petitioners till it can be seen what relief will be given them by Parliament. Second report from the Commissioners read 21 Oct. The Commissioners to speak again with the merchants.
Outpensioners [of Chelsea Hospital: their memorial read. My Lord directs] 8,000l. to be ordered for this week and Mr. Merrill to prepare the state of the poundage against next week.
Penington petition [read]. Referred [to—]. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, pp. 5–5b.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to [the Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South] to fell timber in New Forest sufficient to raise 40 ton of timber for the repair of the Stables at Lyndhurst and 30 tons for the repair of the fences of the several inclosures in said Forest, in accordance with the representation from the Duke of Beaufort, Lord Warden of said Forest. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 118.
Oct. 16. Commission by Treasurer Oxford appointing Nathaniell Tredcroft to be Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for Co. Sussex. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 60.
Allowance by same of the 1713 Michaelmas quarter's salary bill and incidents bill of the Excise, Scotland (totals 1,351l. 5s. 3¾d. and 415l. 7s. 3¾d.); and the like for the Malt Duties ibid. (totals respectively 22l. 3s. 0d. and 45l. 7s. 10d.). Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 459.
Oct. 17. Warrant by same to Edward Nicholas [Paymaster of the Queen's Bounties and Pensions] to pay 200l. to Mary Mordaunt, relict of Lewis Mordaunt, as royal bounty.
50l. to Jermyn Wyche for the funeral charges of John Wyche, late her Majesty's Envoy at Hamburg. Money Book XXII, p. 344.
Money warrant for 1,910l. to Charles, Earl of Peterborough and Monmouth, 1,000l. thereof for equipage and 900l. for a quarter's ordinary in advance as Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Sicily. (Money order dated Oct. 21 hereon.) Ibid., p. 353. Order Book VIII, p. 340.
Letter of direction for 8,000l. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of the 1,200,000l. Exchequer Bills anno 1713: and is intended to be paid over to the outpensioners of Chelsea Hospital on account of their allowance to 24 June last and to be taken as part of 61,464l. 5s. 7d. voted for said outpensioners to 24 Dec. next. Disposition Book XXII, p. 177.
William Lowndes to the Commissary General to prepare an account of the state of the Guards and Garrisons in Great Britain, particularly distinguishing the 12 Companies of Invalids, their numbers at the last muster and the places where they do their duty: all with a view to Mr. Howe's memorial (referred to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts) proposing the contracting for new clothes and accoutrements for said Invalids. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 50.
Same to Mr. Merryl to report any objections to the enclosed report [missing] from the Secretary at War on the memorial of the wives of the Lieutenants sent to New England in 1711. Ibid.
Same to the Secretary at War. Send my Lord a list of all the Officers entitled to half pay. Ibid., p. 51.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Bring my Lord your opinion on Wednesday next what method may be used for the ease of the tobacco merchants as in your report of Sept. 9 last. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners (and similarly to the Victualling Commissioners). Are any of the houses or lands that have been surveyed by the Commissioners for lands for fortifications at Portsmouth, Chatham and Harwich proper and necessary to be purchased for the service of the Navy: and what is the valuation? Ibid.
Oct. 19. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Sarah Whitfeild, administratrix of Walter Whitfeild, late Paymaster of Marine Regiments, to pay into the Exchequer the 6,800l. remaining in her hands as the balance due to the said Walter Whitfeild from Nathaniel Jackson, scrivener, and partners, “amongst divers the sums of the public money with which the said Sarah Whitfeild is chargeable.” Money Book XXII, p. 348.
Money warrant for 1,300l. to Thomas, Earl of Strafford, for three months June 21 last to Sept. 20 last on his ordinary as one of the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for the Treaty of a General Peace. (Money order dated Oct. 15 hereon.)
1,300l. to John [Robinson], late Bishop of Bristol, now Bishop of London, for same time on his ordinary as a same. (Money order ut supra.) Ibid., p. 348. Order Book VIII, p. 340.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners for the Duties on Houses of the petition of Thomas Newington, who has for above ten years been a Supervisor of the Duties on Houses and left out when deputations for that service were renewed; praying to be made Supervisor loco Mr. Trenweth, deceased. Reference Book IX, p. 140.
Oct. 20. Establishment under the royal sign manual for a Chaplain to each of the Garrisons of Plymouth and Berwick: to date as from 1713 June 24, being 6s. 8d. a day each, or together 122l. 13s. 4d. per an. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 48.
Royal sign manual dated Windsor Castle for 100l. to John Holbech: out of Civil List moneys: upon account to be by him paid over to Thomas Herbert for half a year's salary to 1701 June 24 as clockmaker and watchmaker to the late King Wm. III. (Money warrant dated Oct. 22 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 3 hereon. To be paid out of money applicable to the Civil List grown due before 8 March 1701–2.) Ibid. XXV, p. 435. Order Book VIII, p. 350.
Same for 2,250l. to Gomez Serra: out of Civil List moneys: as in satisfaction for a jewel bought of him by the Queen's direction for her Majesty's service. (Money warrant dated Oct. 21 hereon.) (Money order dated Oct. 24 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 440. Order Book VIII, p. 342.
Same for 1,300l. to Daniel Arthur in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn by Matthew Prior from Paris Oct. 13 inst., new style, “for money by him expended there for our especial service” and payable to Sir Richard Cantillon or order: and 39l. 5s. 0d. for Exchequer fees on the receipt of said 1,300l. (Money warrant dated Oct. 21 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 3 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 443. Order Book VIII, p. 349.
Same for 800l. to Sir Clement Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies, to be paid over as a present from her Majesty to Senr. Grimani [Pietro Grimani], Ambassador Extraordinary from Venice: and 47l. 17s. 6d. for Exchequer fees on the receipt of said 800l. (Money warrant dated Oct. 21 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 3 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 443. Order Book VIII, p. 351.
Oct. 20. Royal sign manual for 110l. to John Ingliss, Marshal of the Ceremonies, to be paid over as a present from the Queen to the Venetian Ambassador's Secretary: and 9l. 7s. 6d. for Exchequer fees on the receipt of said 110l. (Money warrant dated Oct. 21 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 3 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 443. Order Book VIII, p. 352.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 1,600l. per an. to Sir William Wyndham as Chancellor and Under Treasurer of the Exchequer as in consideration of relinquishing certain perquisites and profits formerly taken and enjoyed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer: and is over and above the respective fees amounting to 200l. per an. payable at the Receipt of the Exchequer and over and above the robes and vestures amounting to 34l. 13s. 4d. per an. or thereabouts payable out of the Office of the Great Wardrobe in respect of the said two offices or one of them. (Privy seal dated Oct. 27 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 444–5.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay 87l. 14s. 9d. to Thomas Lowther, gent., for so much by him expended for her Majesty's special service.
Followed by: account by Thomas Baker of the fees paid on the issue of 2,754l. 6s. 11d. to Sir Isaac Newton for 812 medals of gold (total fees, detailed, 79l. 11s. 3d.) and of the balance (being 8l. 3s. 6d.) remaining due to him (Baker) on the 838l. issued to him for the purchase of the presents for the Alcaids of Tetuan and Alcazar and for the Emperor of Morocco, the said account stating the details of the presents and the prices thereof. Total balance due being 87l. 14s. 9d.
Appending said bills; that for the presents being as follows:
1713 Sept. 14–16. £ s. d.
the mercer's bill 125 0 0
the sedan maker's bill 50 0 0
the cabinet maker's bill 100 0 0
the packer's bill for two pieces of cloth for the Alcaid of Tetuan 55 10 0
ditto for the Alcaid of Alcassar 55 10 0
a tea equipage each to the Alcaid of Alcassar and the Alcaid of Tetuan at 41l. 1s. 9d. [sic] each 80 3 6
the packer's bill for six pieces of cloth for the Emperor of Morocco 153 0 0
the Exchange woman's bill for Flanders lace and cambric 49 0 0
the watchmaker's bill 100 0 0
the gunmaker's bill 78 0 0
£846 3 6
838 0 0
balance due to Mr. Baker £8 3 6
Money Book XXII, pp. 353–4.
Oct. 20. Money warrant for 200l. to John Manley for one year to Oct. 4 inst. on his yearly sum for extraordinary charges as Surveyor General of Crown Lands. (Money order dated Oct. 24 hereon.) Ibid., p. 355. Order Book VIII, p. 346.
Same for 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, Bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, for half a year to Sept. 29 last on the annuity for support of the honour of said Order. (Money order dated Oct. 24 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 355b. Order Book VIII, p. 347.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Cashier to pay 22l. 8s. 0d. to the four Ushers of the Exchequer Court for four years to 1713 Easter on the yearly fee of 5l. 12s. 0d. payable to them at Easter by the customers of the [out]ports of England and Wales and usually allowed upon the accounts of the Customs.
Prefixing: certificate by Francis Bythell, deputy to Thomas Foley, an Auditor of Imprests, that said fee is paid only to 1709 Easter. Money Book XXII, p. 355b.
Money warrant for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Richard Topham for 1713 Michaelmas quarter for three clerks for digesting the records in the Tower. (Money order dated Oct. 26 hereon.) Ibid., p. 359. Order Book VIII, p. 353.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Lord Bolingbroke with a memorial [missing] which he received from the Duke D'Aumont concerning a French ship called the Three Freinds seized by your officers. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 52.
T. Harley to the Secretary at War to report on the enclosed petitions [missing] of Col. William Kerr, Earl of Forfar and Lord Torpichen praying speedy orders for remounting said Col. Kerr's Dragoons: the Queen having put said petitions into my Lord Treasurer's hands. Ibid.
Treasury warrant (on an order in Council of the 18th inst.) to the Customs Commissioners to release from quarantine the ships Godfrey, Samuel Killet master: Speedwell, Ro. Pattison master; Eliz. and Mary, William Seago master; Jude, Tho. Kay master; Neptune, Rich. Robinson master; Mary and Eliz., Samuel Coot master: Hopewell, John Kett [master]: William and Mary, And[rew] Brown master; Oratava Merchant, Jo[h]n Pelly master; Mary of Yarmouth, Ben. Crow master; Two Sherifs, Ri. Copeland master; Wolfe, John Harle master; Ann, John Duck master; Langley, R. Holme master; Margaret, William Torver master; Mary, Jo[h]n Townshend master; William and Margaret, William Evers master: all on the petition of Charles Brander et al., the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh thereof from Stockholm, Gothenburg and Sweden with iron, pitch, tar and deals.
Likewise the ship Jean. Out Letters (Customs) XVI. p. 64.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands, Mr. Wilcox and Auditor Jett of the petition of James Worsley claiming allowance (in his accounts for three years to Mich., 1713) of 200l. for his extraordinary service on journeys and attendance in London on the Lord Treasurer and Attorney General. Reference Book IX, p. 140.
Oct. 20. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Alice Carellis, wife of Robert Carellis, late of Tower Street, shewing that her husband and Charles Warden had a judgment against them for 300l. for some parcels of India goods and that the said Warden (who was sole owner of the goods) is now at sea bound from the Indies and will on his return be able to make satisfaction; that her husband was taken up on the said judgment, who confessed the fact and discovered the truth: therefore prays that her husband may have his liberty on security to surrender. Ibid., p. 141.
Same to the Commissioners for Taxes of the petition of Edward Gilliat, in prison as a surety for William Cawthorpe, late Receiver General for Co. Lincoln; petitioner shewing that he has no estate and is in very low circumstances: therefore prays his liberty on security to surrender. (A second reference dated Nov. 11 hereof to the same.) Ibid.
Petition [read] of Walter Jones, late Surveyor General of the Duties on Houses &c., praying to be put into the place of Mr. Trinworth [Trenweth] deceased. That employment given away before.
Report [read] from the Commissioners of the 1710 Lottery in relation to the bills for fitting up the Transfer Office. My Lord will allow 265l.: to be paid [to] the Transfer Mar. [Manager] provided the Queen be indemnified against the workmen for the 791l. and against the demand for joiners’ and carpenters’ work in Edwyn's liberate.
Report [read] from the Attorney General about the lands purchased for fortifications at Portsmouth, Harwich and Chatham. Warrant [Ordered] for a new Commission appointing Commissioners to enquire into damages sustained by the proprietors of lands &c. purchased. 30 Oct.: draft of warrant for such a Commission read: the Navy Commissioners, Ordnance Board and Victualling Commissioners and Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] to be Commissioners.
Letter read from the Navy Commissioners upon the same matter. To be sent to the Attorney General. Letter from the Board of Ordnance upon the same, read 6 Novr. To be sent to the [abovesaid] Commissioners of Enquiry when the Commission is passed.
Presentment [read] from the Customs Commissioners of Peter Trague to be a tidesman at Salcombe in Dartmouth port. Agreed.
Report [read] from the Excise Commissioners on the petition of Robert Wilmot et al. about reducing brandy and rum above proof to proof. Warrant to be prepared accordingly.
Letter [read] from Visct. Bolingbroke dated June 9 together with a report from the Solicitor General upon the petition of Geo. Campbell and Alex. Inglis praying for a patent for improving of salt. My Lord cannot advise this grant.
The Attorney General's report [read] on the petition of John Keightley relating to law charges in prosecuting the matter of the charter of Bewdley. Warrant [ordered for him] to be paid 101l. according to Mr. Borret's report out of the money imprested to him [Borret] for law charges.
Petition [read] from Alice, the wife of Robert Carellis. Referred to the Customs Commissioners. — Novr.: Report [read from said Commissioners]. Warrant to be prepared accordingly. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, pp. 6–7.
Oct. 20. William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Francis Gash, gent., praying to be relieved as to a debt of 500l. due to the Queen in the accounts of his deceased brother, John Gash, late Collector of Excise and quit rents in the District of Mallow, for whom petitioner was jointly bound to her Majesty in the penal sum of 2,000l. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 336.
Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay an annuity or pension of 500l. per an. to Henry St. Piere, Esqr., during pleasure as from 1713 Sept. 29. Ibid., p. 337.
Same to same to pay a same of 1,000l. per an. to Armand, Marquis de Miremont: as from same date during pleasure; “the same being intended by us to be in lieu of all and every other pension, allowance or payment whatsoever directed to be made to him in our kingdom of Ireland by any Establishment signed by us in that behalf.” Ibid., p. 338.
Treasurer Oxford to same to report on the enclosed reports &c. [missing] on behalf of Capt. Michael Owen, at present an Officer in Major General Pearce's Regiment, for recompense to be made him for the loss of his hand in her Majesty's service, as other Officers have received under the like accidents. Ibid., p. 339.
Entry of Treasurer Oxford's signature of the docquet of a signature in favour of William Stewart of Inchbreck in the behoof of his wife and her three sisters of the Taxtward and Non Entry, Relief and Marriage Duties of the lands and barony of Mondyns within the sheriffdom of Kincardine which pertained to the deceased David Guthrie and have fallen into the Queen's hands through the said Stewart and his wife and her sisters not entering heirs to the said David their father and his eldest daughter not being married at the time of his death. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 457.
Oct. 21. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay 200l. to John Snell, Esq., as royal bounty. Money Book XXII, p. 355.
Money warrant for 81l. 6s. 8d. to Sir Edward Northey for one year to April 19 last on his fee or salary as Attorney General. Ibid.
Same for 70l. to Sir Robert Raymond for one year to 13 May last on his same as Solicitor General. Ibid.
Same for 6,000l. and 1,200l. to the Treasurer of the Royal Hospital at Greenwich (paid into the Exchequer by the Receiver of Prizes), to be applied for the use of the said Hospital as the Commissioners for said Hospital at their General Court should direct: all according to the Act 10 Anne, c. 27, for the better collecting the Duties granted for support of said Hospital, which Act provided that if the Prizes moneys should prove insufficient to pay captors’ shares then the Treasurer of the said Hospital should make up the deficiency out of the Hospital revenue. (fn. 1) (Money order dated Nov. 7 hereon.) Money Book XXII, pp. 358–9, 348.
Oct. 21. William Lowndes to Mr. Crawford, Deputy Commissary [of Musters]. Send my Lord Treasurer an account of the numbers, Officers and soldiers, disbanded and reduced out of her Majesty's Land Forces at home and abroad and the times when reduced. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 52.
Same to the Board of Ordnance to certify whether any of the houses or ground surveyed or contracted for are absolutely necessary for the fortifications of Portsmouth, Chatham or Harwich, ut supra, pp. 390–1. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Anstis for an exact state of the tin contract with respect to the tin to be paid for. Ibid., p. 53.
T. Harley to Mr. Wilcox [Surveyor of Woods, Trent South]. The toll collectors for the bridge at Staines have prayed an allowance of timber for repair thereof. Please inspect the accounts of the tolls and other profits applicable to the maintenance and repair of said bridge and report to my Lord if they have been well and faithfully applied thereto, and also the present state of the bridge. My Lord directs you also to view Datchet bridge and report the present condition thereof. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Charles Boit concerning some prints and pictures brought over by one Monsieur Perrot, lately deceased, which are now in the Custom House and which Boit desires may be exported to the father of said Perrot at Geneva without payment of Duties. Ibid.
Treasury warrant (on an order in Council of the 18th inst.) to same to discharge from quarantine the ship William and Mary; from Stockholm with iron, hemp and deals: on the petition of the executors of Sir Am. Crowley. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 64.
Oct. 21. Report [read] from same concerning the complaint of William Lewis against Ralph Hall, master of a ship from Dantzic.
Report [read] from same on the memorial of William Keith praying to succeed Col. Quary as Surveyor General [in America]. Respited till the report from Mr. Nicholson comes over.
A second report read from same on the petition of John Burgh [who] offered 1,000l. in composition for Wick's debt [to the Crown]. To [be] read again the next time the [Customs] Commissioners attend, and the Auditors of Imprests to be sent to to attend then.
Report [read] from same about the ship St. Lewis seized at Brighthelmstone. Agreed.
The draft of a Commission [read] for appointing the quays and wharfs &c. in the port of London. Referred to the Attorney General to peruse and report his opinion thereon.
Report [read] from the Customs Commissioners on the petition of—Bromley, widow, about the gauger's place at Bristol. Referred back to the Attorney General.
Report [read] from the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, about setting up a packet boat between Port Patrick and Donaghadee for carrying on a correspondence between North Britain and Ireland. Referred to the Postmasters General. Report [from them] read 24 March 1713–14. Prepare a warrant accordingly.
Letter [read] from same with the copy of a letter from their officers at Aberdeen complaining of the crew of the Bonnaccord from Dantzic not observing quarantine. To be sent to the Earl of Mar.
Petition [read] from the officers of the Queen's Dockyard at Plymouth praying to be repaid their taxes. Referred to the Navy Commissioners. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, pp. 8–9.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Excise Commissioners to permit the following merchants to reduce imported brandy and rum to proof and thereupon to make the proper post entry viz. Robert Wilmott, Thomas Ascough, Sir Gilbert Heathcott, Geo. Vanbrugh, Capt. Mackett, Martha Hilliard, Thomas Thomas, Thomas Sikes, John Richardson, James Gohier, William Parrott, Capt. Burnham, James Newland, James Houghton, William Freaker, William Cordery, James Williams, Shute and Freacher, Thomas Petree, Joseph Paice, Richard Davis, Matthew Jones, Robert Austin, Thomas Barrett, Capt. Littleton, Thomas Forster, Edward Saunders, Adam Hunter, Dean Pines, Samuel Walters, Joseph Low, Robert and William Heysham, John Rogers, Anthony Walker, Elizabeth Kelly, John Bly, Jacob Watchter, William Johnston, Samuel Barnard, Mary Whitwick and Nath[aniel] Hutnance.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the petition of said merchants. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 123.
Oct. 22. Same by same to the officers of the Receipt to cause proper memorandums to be made in the next imprest roll that shall be made forth for Thomas Micklethwayte as Paymaster of Transports so that he may be charged with the interest accrued or accruing on the tallies and orders on the half subsidies anno 1708 struck in his name for the service of the Transports 1708 Dec. 9 without interest: all by reason that by the Lord Treasurer's endorsements on the said orders interest thereon is made to commence from 1708 Dec. 9.
Prefixing. schedule of said orders, Nos. 2052 to 2100 consecutively, for in all 29, 657l. 10s. 9¾d. Money Book XXII, p. 360.
Oct. 22. Money warrant for 135,000l. to Sir John Humble, Paymaster of the 1710 Lottery: as imprest to pay all the annuities intended by the Act of 8 Anne, c. 10 (for Continuing the Duties on Coals &c.) to be paid within and for the third year of the term of 32 years, to wit the year for 1712 Sept. 29 to 1713 Sept. 29: also the further sum of 7,200l.: as imprest: whereof 2,400l. is to satisfy the salaries and allowances to the clerks &c. managing the said annuities for the year ended 1713 June 24, and the remaining 4,800l. is to replace in the Exchequer a like sum which was issued there to Sir J. Humble on the 11 Sept. 1711 out of funds applicable to the Civil List as for rewards to the Managers of said Lottery. (Money order dated Nov. 7 for said 7,200l. hereon.) Ibid., pp. 374–5. Order Book VIII, p. 353.
Same for 20,000l. to Lionell Herne, Samuel Edwards and Charles Low, Paymasters of Exchequer Bills, as imprest to pay to the four Tellers of the Receipt so much as they shall from time to time allow at the rate of 2 pence per 100l. per diem to the payers or lenders at the Receipt of the Exchequer of the said Exchequer Bills at the respective times of their paying or lending the same, as also to satisfy six months’ interest to holders of said Bills on which such six months’ interest or more shall be due, although the said Bills shall not have circulated through her Majesty's revenue or taxes in manner as such interest is appointed to be paid by the Act [9 Anne, c. 7] for obliging the Bank of England to exchange Exchequer Bills for ready money upon demand. This order is to be satisfied out of the like Exchequer Bills or out of any money in the Exchequer of the fonds settled for paying interest on the said Exchequer Bills. (Money order dated Oct. 26 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 426. Order Book VIII, p. 345.
Letter of direction for 1,893l. to Edward Nicholas, Paymaster of the Queen's Pensions and Bounties: as imprest towards satisfying the payments incurred in his Office since 1713 Midsummer. Disposition Book XXII, p. 178.
Same for 412l. to Spencer Compton [late Paymaster of the Queen's Pensions and Bounties as above] towards satisfying the payments on the establishments payable by him to Midsummer 1713. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burchett to move the Admiralty Lords for an exact account of the seamen and marines paid off since the Peace; and the times when; and the names of the ships put out of pay; and the sums applied to the said disbandments: “and that the like accounts may be from time to time hereafter transmitted to my Lord Treasurer when any ship or ships shall be put out of pay and laid up as aforesaid.” Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 53.
Same to Mr. Borret. In yours of the 16th inst. you state that George French and Richard Oglethorpe were sent for the Queen's orders from Antigua as material witnesses to prove the late rebllion there and the murder of Col. Parke. You are to pay them 5l. each and 5l. each at the end of this term if the trial of that matter be brought to a determination then. Ibid., p. 54.
Oct. 22. Same to the Earl of Mar enclosing a letter [missing] from the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, and one from their officers at Aberdeen complaining that several passengers have been put on shore there out of the Bonnaccord from Dantzic contrary to the Proclamation concerning quarantine. Please take measure for punishing the offenders and for the effectual observance of the quarantine in Scotland for the future. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners [England] to report on the Attorney General's opinion enclosed [missing] on your report concerning Jane Bromley's petition for a new grant of the office of gauger in Bristol port. Ibid., p. 55.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Pennington, a Queen's waiter, London port, for leave to surrender his place to his nephew, John Newman. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed draft Commission [missing] for bounding and limiting the port of London, as prepared by the Customs Commissioners. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borrett. Mr. Henry Crisp died seized of an estate of 400l. a year and left a widow Mary, who married one Saltmarsh, and is a widow again. Crisp's daughter Mary was, with her mother, possessed of an estate of 600l. a year. Four years since mother and daughter were indicted at Maidstone in Kent for being professed nuns and now stand outlawed. You are to report hereon to my Lord Treasurer. Ibid., p. 57.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners for Arrears of Taxes of the petition of Francis Lucas shewing that he was recommended by Thomas Onslow and Henry Campion to be a riding surveyor of the Window Lights [House Duties]. Reference Book IX, p. 141.
Same to Mr. Brydges of the petition of Alexander Grant shewing that there is due 801l. 5s. 2d. to the commissioned and non-commissioned Officers under his command and that they are in very great necessity. Ibid.
Petition [read] from Jos. Martin et al. on behalf of the sufferers [by the French Invasion] at Nevis and St. Christopher praying that the Commissioners may be admitted to subscribe their [the petitioners’] debentures into the South Sea Company. The Attorney General and Solicitor General [are directed] to state the case upon the Acts 9 Anne, c. 16, cl. 88, and 10 Anne, c. 41, and whether all requirements have been performed, with their opinion thereon. [Their] report read 27 Oct. 1713. Referred to the Commissioners of Trade to state the requisites required by law and by what method they were pursued or by what sort of evidence it appeared to them they were complied with. [Their] report read 30 Oct. Send to the South Sea Company to know what objections they have to admitting the subscription. 11 Dec. 1713: The case of the sufferers read. Send to the South Sea Company to hasten their report. 16 Dec.: This return may be shewed to the parties concerned. 18 Dec. 1713: The sufferers’ memorial read in answer to the case of the South Sea Company. [Referred] to the Attorney and Solicitor General to consider and hear both parties by counsel and report. Another petition read 7 Jan. 1713–14 setting forth that the Directors of said Company had refused to take their subscriptions pursuant to a Commission for that purpose and praying that my Lord would order the interest of their debentures to be paid them out of the first money to be issued on account of the South Sea Company. The petitioners must seek their redress in Parliament.
Presentment [read] from the [Salt] Commissioners relating to the repayment of taxes on their inferior officers. Agreed.
Petition [read] from Eliz. Johnson, administratrix to Maud Johnson, praying to be paid the arrears of the pension due to Mrs. Johnson. Warrant to be prepared accordingly.
Petition [read] from John Blair, clerk. 11 Dec. 1713 read: ordered 50l.
Petition [read] from Arthur Bevan praying a lease of a mill in Carmarthenshire. Referred to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands]. Report read 19 July 1714. Agreed.
Letter read from [the] E[arl of] Stair desiring direction for paying the General Officers that served in Flanders to June 1713 and that a deficiency of 316l. upon his Lordship's pay be made up. To speak with Mr. Sloper. Mr. Gwyn's report read 15 Sept. 1714. [Referred] to the Referees [Commissioners] of the Army Debts.
Report [read] from my Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and another from the Comptrollers of the Army Accounts relating to money disbursed by Col. Morris for clothing of men detached out of his Regiment of Dragoons for Spain. Referred to Mr. Brydges.
Petition [read from] —Aldridge. Give this to Mr. Sloper.
Semeins’ petition to the Earl of Strafford [read] praying him to move her Majesty for the continuance of Dr. Hinde's pension to his children; with a letter from Mr. Compton to Semeins. The arrears to the time of the death of the pensioner will be paid, but her Majesty's revenues being overcharged my Lord cannot advise the continuance of the pension.
Report [read] from the [Principal] Officers of the Works concerning the repairs at the Horse Guards. Mr. Howe to take care these repairs be well done and that the charge do not exceed the estimate and to certify the charge when done [so] that a warrant may be prepared to pay it out of [Army] Contingencies.
Memorial [read] from the Officers of Brigadier Stanwix's late Regiment of Foot. Referred to the Comptrollers of the Army [Accounts]. A second memorial read 6 Nov. praying that the Commissioners of Accounts may proceed in the examination of their case, the Brigadier being now arrived. [Referred] to the Commissioners of Accounts. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, pp. 10–11.
Oct. 22. Letters patent by Treasurer Oxford appointing Sir William Fazakerley, Lancelot Burton, Lionell Herne, Samuell Edwards and John Grainger jointly and severally to be Receivers of the Contributions to the 500,000l. Lottery anno 1713 for the Civil List arrears. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 136.
Oct. 23. Royal letters patent appointing Joseph Hall to be a Serjeant at Arms loco Mathew Hutton, who has surrendered the like office and place by writing dated 1713 Sept. 22, with the wages and fee of 3s. a day and board wage of 2s. 6d. a day. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 446–7.
Oct. 23. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay 15l. to Hugh Speke as royal bounty. Money Book XXII, p. 356.
Letter of direction for 14,706l. 7s. 3d. to James Brydges, late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of the 1,200,000l. Exchequer Bills anno 1713: and is intended to be applied by him to the services following: viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 636,888l. 19s. 10d. for Land Forces for six months to 23 June 1713.
for completing the full pay of the Walloon Regiment of Dragoons lately commanded by Baron Walef, now by Baron Borlé, to 24 June 1713, florins 6,553, 12 stivers and for completing the pay of the Troops of Holstein to the same time, fl. 46, 498 14 stivers, which at the rate of 10 fl. 18 stivers to the pound sterling comes to 4,867 3 8
for the pay of the Regiment of Borlé from 24 June 1713 to 24 Aug., fl. 25,644 8 stivers at the above rate 2,352 13 11
for the pay of the said Holstein Troops for the same time, fl. 40, 801 7 stivers 8d. at the rate aforesaid 3,743 4 10
for the pay of the said Holstein Troops for two months from the said 24 Aug. to carry them home, fl. 40, 801 7 stivers 8d. at the rate aforesaid 3,743 4 10
£14,706 7 3
Disposition Book XXII, p.179.
T. Harley to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the petition of the sufferers by the French invasion in Nevis and St. Christopher praying that the debentures which they obtained towards their relief may be subscribed into South Sea Stock. Have all requisites as in the Acts in that behalf [9 Anne, c. 16, clause 88, and 10 Anne, c. 41] been well and truly performed by them? Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 56.
Same to Mr. Howe to give order for the repairs at the Horse and Foot Guards at Whitehall according to the enclosed estimate [missing] for 450l.: to be paid out of Army Contingencies. Ibid.
Same to the Secretary at War. My Lord came to several determinations on the reports (in your presence) from the Secretary at War and Comptrollers [of Army Accounts] relating to the commencements of half pays. I enclose extracts thereof. Please prepare the necessary warrants for settling with the Regments as to their half pays and that the case of Carroll's [O'Carroll's] Dragoons, Tyrrell and Fielding's Foot with respect to the forming Establishments ex post facto be stated and laid by you before the [Privy] Council so that my Lord Treasurer may have an order in Council for his guidance.
Appending: said extract of Sir William Wyndham's and the Comptrollers’ reports on Mr. Brydges's memorial about the commencements of half pays:
Magny's and Sarlande's Dragoons [Brydges’ memorial]. They were reduced in Portugal 22 Dec. 1711, but the Officers were subsisted for some time forward to bring them home. The day of disbanding is not certified or what pay shall be allowed the Officers. [Report thereon.] These Regiments are to be accounted with for their full pay according to Establishments and muster rolls to 22 Dec. 1711, but the Officers having received full subsistence to 20 Feb. following it is submitted whether their half pay shall commence from 20 Feb. or 23 Dec. preceding. [Lord Treasurer's decision] to commence from 20 Feb.
Carroll's [O'Carroll's] Dragoons. [Brydges.] This is in the same condition with the aforegoing Regiments, but no account [is able] to be stated because no Establishments made for them. [Report.] This Regiment was reduced 20 Dec. 1711 and [we] propose the forming an Establishment for the same according to a report of the Secretary at War and Paymaster General dated 28 Nov. 1712. [Lord Treasurer] This to be determined by the Council.
Labouchetière's and Wyther's [Regiments] subsisted to 7 Sept. 1712; Foissac's Regiment subsisted to 26 August; Gually's Regiment subsisted to 29 August and Desbordes’ Regiment subsisted to 27 August. [Brydges] No notice of the days of disbandment. [Report] Labouchetière's and Wyther's disbanded 7 Sept. 1712; Foissac's on 26 August; Gually's on 29 August and Desbordes’ on 27 Aug.: to be accounted with for their full pay to those days and from thence for half pay. [Lord Treasurer] Agreed.
Stanhope's Dragoons. [Brydges] Disbanded 5 Aug. 1712, but several Officers being prisoners in Spain and paid full subsistence to the end of the year directions are wanting how far they are to be allowed full pay. [Report] The Col., Lieut. Col., three Lieutenants, three Cornets and Surgeon to commence half pay from 5 Aug. 1712, when they appeared and were disbanded. The rest of the Officers being prisoners ought to be accounted with for full pay according to the day of their arrival here [which is] to be adjusted by proper certificates. [Lord Treasurer] Authentic certificates to be produced and verified, ut infra.
Lepell's Dragoons. [Brydges] Subsisted in Spain to the end of Oct. 1712 and does not appear when they were disbanded. [Report] To be accounted with for full pay to 2 Dec. 1712, the day they sailed from Port Mahon, being then declared by the Duke of Argyll to be disbanded: from that day to commence half pay. [Lord Treasurer] Agreed.
Slane's, Rook's and Price's Foot Regiments. [Brydges] Disbanded 4 Aug. 1712 for Slane and 5 Aug. for the other two: but the Commission Officers, Serjeants and drummers received subsistence in Spain to 23 Oct. besides money upon account to bring them home. The question is to what time they are to be accompted with as Regiments and what allowance is to be made the Officers. [Report] that they may be accounted with as entire Corps according to Establishment and muster rolls to 4 and 5 Aug., when they were declared disbanded in Spain: the commission and non-commission Officers to have full pay to the days of their being mustered and disbanded upon landing here. The present Secretary at War proposes these to be accounted with in like manner as Munden's and other Regiments are proposed below. [Lord Treasurer] My Lord adheres to the first report [see below].
Gore's Foot, disbanded 4 August; Munden's, Dalzell's and Stanwix's Foot, disbanded 6 August. [Brydges] Subsisted abroad (most of the Officers being prisoners) a considerable time after Aug. 6. The directions wanting are for settling the day to which they are to be allowed full pay. [Report] On disbanding Gore's Regiment there appeared before the Commissary only the Col., Lieut. Col., five Capts, three Lieuts., one Ensign, the Chaplain and Adjutant: of Munden's only the Col., Major, nine Capts., seven Lieuts., six Ensigns, Chaplain, Quartermaster: of Dalzell's only the Col., two Capts., three Lieuts., one Ensign: of Stanwix's only the Col., Lieut. Col., Major, seven Capts., six Lieuts., seven Ensigns, Chaplain and Surgeon. We propose that the Officers that were prisoners have full pay to the days of their arrival here and from thence half pay. Those who were in England at the time of disbandment to commence half pay from the days certified by the Commissary of their appearance before him.
By a second Report in respect to these Regiments and Stanhope's Dragoons, Sir William Wyndham and the Comptrollers are of opinion they be all allowed full pay to 23 Dec. 1712 and from thence half pay; for that the Officers at home being sent to raise recruits were at great expense in their voyage home and by sending them here the charge of employing Seconds was saved. The present Secretary at War also by another Report saith he hath no objection. [Lord Treasurer] My Lord adheres to the first Report.
Tyrrell's and Fielding's Foot. [Brydges] For want of an Establishment no account can be stated for them from 24 April 1710 to 7 August 1712, the day of disbandment. [Report: we] propose the forming an Establishment so as the pay of these Regiments may be regulated thereby for the time mentioned by Mr. Brydges. [Lord Treasurer] To be laid before the Council.
Jones's and Vezey's Foot Regiments. [Brydges: I] want authentic significations when disbanded; for Brigadier Jones certifies the reducing of his own Regiment 7 Sept. 1712. new style, and the disbanding of Vezey's the same day. [Report] Brigadier Jones had the Earl of Portmore's orders for disbanding these Regiments and certifies Vezey's to be disbanded 26 Aug., o.s., and his own 2nd Sept.: but the Officers of Jones's Regiment taking the field (by Major Gen. Pearce's order) after [being] reduced and continuing in command till 11 Jan., o.s., are of opinion Jones's Officers be allowed full pay to 11 January inclusive and half pay from thence. [Lord Treasurer]: Agreed.
Out Letters (General) XXI, pp. 57–58 a–b.
Oct. 23. Memorial [read] from the Royal Africa Company relating to 1,647l. 10s. 0d. advanced to them by her Majesty. Stay process till the end of Hilary term next.
Petition [read] from Francis Le Brun, merchant, owner of the ship Three Friends, praying directions to the Customs Commissioners for discharging brandy. Oct. 27: Referred to the Customs Commissioners. Dec. 4: Report [from said Commissioners] that her Majesty's share of the brandy seized in said ship amounts to 202l. 10s. 0d. [My Lord orders] 100l. to be allowed out of the Queen's moiety per warrant to the Exchequer.
Petition [read] from James Jobson praying relief against a design of the Postmasters General to appoint Commanders of the packet boats. Referred to the Postmasters General. Dec. 3 1713: Report read and approved.
Petition [read] from Mary Hunter et al., the widows of poor Serjeants killed in the service, [praying] for the Queen's Bounty. Referred to the Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons to certify whether anything is due to these women. Nov. 2: Mr. Merrill's report read. To be sent to Mr. Sloper to examine and to propose what bounty. Nov. 12: Mr. Sloper's report read. The Justices of Peace to examine and deal with them according to law. 12 Jan. 1713–14: Another petition read for the Queen's bounty. The same [case] as examined by the Justices and nothing will be done for them.
Memorial [read] from Major General Rooke and Brigadier Price on behalf of their Regiments. Referred to the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts].
Report [read] from the Taxes Commissioners on the petition of Thomas Newington praying to succeed Mr. Trenwith as Surveyor of the Duties on Houses &c. Ordered for Mr. Newington.
Memorial [read] from the Court of Directors of the East India Company praying that the proceedings against them in the Exchequer may be stayed till the end of the next Session of Parliament. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
Copy [read] of the Secretary at War's report upon Lieut. Fenwick's memorial. Look out the report.
Petition [read] from 14 poor widows whose husbands were killed in Flanders or Jamaica, viz. Jane Hunter &c., praying her Majesty's bounty. Referred to Mr. Howe [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons].
Letter [read] from James Millet praying his son may be appointed an officer nigh Whitsand Bay to prevent running of goods. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
[A paper read concerning] Recruit money unsatisfied in Mr. Godolphin's Office on the 8 Aug. 1713. Let the Auditors [of Imprests] transmit to the respective Paymasters a certificate of the Regiments, Troops and Companies upon which these moneys are chargeable. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, pp. 12–13.
Oct. 24. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of the ship St. Lewis of Calais and her cargo upon the master, Blair Coarson, indemnifying the officer from all prosecution.
Prefixing: report by the said Commissioners on the case. The ship is a French shallop which was seized at Shoreham for landing brandy and half anchors in unsizeable cask. Dawson, the seizer, tempted the master to sell the brandy in order to seize and condemn the rest, which is a proceeding not to be encouraged in a Custom House officer. But it is probable the master came on the coast with intention to run the cargo. The Attorney General is of opinion that the practice of the officer in this case will never meet with encouragement either from the Courts of Justice or from juries. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 65.
Oct. 24. Treasury reference to same of the petition of the East India Company shewing that by the Act 2 Anne [2–3 Anne, c. 18] the value of unrated goods was to be reckoned at the gross price at their sale by candle, deducting the nett Duties thereon and the prompt cash discount allowed by the Company to the buyers and 6 per cent. for the charge of keeping the goods till sale; that the Customs officers have computed the Duties for such goods on the gross price at the candle after deduction of the Duties payable for that value: that the Attorney General has given his opinion that this method is erroneous and that the Duties to be deducted from the gross price of such goods at the candle are not those payable on that value but upon an unknown sum to be found out by an operation of algebra; which the Company conceive unpracticable: that a bill in the Exchequer is exhibited by the Attorney General against the Company according to this new method of computation for a greater sum than they usually paid. The Company conceive themselves aggrieved by this prosecution. For what was generally understood at the time of sale to be the Duty was the rule for the drawback on exportation “besides some of the goods were for private persons and the Customs paid by the old method of computation" therefore they hope to be relieved as to the retrospection, in the next Session of Parliament and for a rate to be set on unrated goods or the method of computation explained, till which they pray stay of proceedings. Reference Book IX, p. 142.
Oct. 26. William Lowndes to the Secretary at War. My Lord Treasurer has read the enclosed letter [missing] from Col. Kane to the Duke of Argyll concerning the Forces in Minorca. My Lord conceives you should send a copy to one of the Principal Secretaries of State to be laid before the Queen in Council for the necessary directions therein. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 56.
Privy seal for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Henry Worseley as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 449.
Same for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Charles Ross, Esq., as Envoy Extraordinary to the Most Christian King. Ibid., p. 484.
Money order for 25l. to George Holmes for 1713 Sept. 29 quarter as chief clerk for sorting records in the Tower. Order Book VIII, p. 352.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners and Navy Commissioners of the petition of Ralph Robinson, contractor for hemp for the Navy Board, praying further indulgence in extension of time for his import, upon a further rebate of 10s. per ton in the price: he having been concerned in breaking the combination of the merchants: and his ship being now arrived. Reference Book IX, p. 139.
Money warrant for 60l. to Robert Stephens, messenger appointed to look after the printing press (“Messenger of the Press”), 50l. thereof for one year to 1711 Xmas on his allowance or salary and 10l. for his charges and expenses therein in said year. (Money order dated Nov. 3 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 357. Order Book VIII, p. 348.
Same for 22l. 12s. 6d. to Thomas Barington, Customs officer of Exeter port, as reward, for a moiety of the sum of 45l. 5s. 0d. of English money seized on board the ship Lark-bear, George Blackmore master, bound for Rotterdam: all in accordance with the dormant patent of 1707 Aug. 13. (fn. 2) (Money order dated Nov. 6 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 361. Order Book VIII, p. 364.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to William Borret to pay 451l. 9s. 6d. to Charles Bissell of Portsmouth, gentleman, for his disbursements and pains &c. in the prosecutions at the borough of Portsmouth occasioned by the Address of the House of Commons [3 Feb. 1710–11, Commons Journals XVI, pp. 480–1] for quieting and settling the said borough in the enjoyment of their ancient rights and privileges.
Prefixing: report dated 1712 Nov. 15 by Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, on said Bissell's petition. Informations were exhibited against Joseph Whitehorn, elected Mayor thereof, and the several Aldermen made during his Mayoralty, issues were joined and verdicts made against them whereby they were ousted of their said offices. Money Book XXII, pp. 381–3.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners for taking subscriptions to the South Sea Company. Send my Lord an account what you have done in pursuance of your last Commission and what forwardness you are in to certify same into the Exchequer. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 57.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Aaron Austell, merchant, shewing that he has discharged his tobacco Duty bonds on 420 hogsheads of Virginia tobacco by shipping off the said tobacco except about 480 pound and before he could ship off the remainder it was burned in the cellars in May 1712: therefore praying credit to be allowed on the bonds for this remainder. Reference Book IX, p. 143.
A letter [read] signed O. S. promising discovery of frauds in one of her Majesty's ships of war. Send this to the Navy Commissioners.
Report [read] from the Attorney General on Mr. Denham's petition relating to Mr. Morgan Whitley. Referred to the Taxes Commissioners.
A computation [read] of 1,000 Invalids dismissed the pension. Referred to the Secretary at War.
Letter [read] from Sir William Gifford and Mr. Hunter. The Attorney General to attend to-morrow at 12.
Mr. Brydges’ memorial read to pay Mr. Hardwick 1,449l. 14s. 1d. upon her Majesty's warrant. Ask Mr. Sloper out of what this may be paid and write to hasten the state of Mr. Brydges's Office.
Petition [read] from Nic. Courtney for the Stewardship of East Greenwich. Referred to the Surveyor General. 26 April 1714: Another petition [read] for a warrant to hold the Courts there during my Lord's pleasure. My Lord would see the reports.
The Navy Treasurer's memorial [read] for an allowance of 2,252l. 1s. 0d. paid to the Bank for interest. Ordered.
Same from same [read] for 89,089l. 6s. 3d. to pay Yards. Ordered.
Memorial [read] from Col. Moore for 61 days’ subsistence to 24 Dec. next [for the Garrisons &c. abroad]. The remitters [of exchange are to be asked] to give in proposals for [remittances to] Minorca and Gibraltar on Friday next. Oct. 30: The complement for Dunkirk, Minorca and Gibraltar is to be issued out of the funds of this year and so much out of unappropriated money as the Forces in Flanders requireby which means and issuing the complement the services in this memorial may be supplied.” Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 14.
Oct. 27. Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to Gray Maynard [Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe] of satin bedding for her Majesty and cane chairs for Somerset House, cleaning the hangings of the House of Commons and other necessaries for her Majesty's service: to an estimate of 350l.
The like of a same for the delivery to Richard Marriot of necessaries, not detailed, for the Standing Wardrobe at Hampton Court: to an estimate of 61l.
The like of a same for the delivery to Gray Maynard of furniture, not detailed, for the House of Peers: to an estimate of 350l.
The like of a same for covering with crimson and green damask four forms in Windsor Castle: to an estimate of 13l. 10s. 0d.
The like of a same for provision of furniture, not detailed, for the chapel and lodgings at Hampton Court: to an estimate of 170l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 133.
Oct. 28. T. Harley to the Navy Treasurer to apply to the following uses the sum of 89,089l. 6s. 3d. out of the moneys you have or will receive from Sir William Fazakerley et al. by way of loan on South Sea Stock: viz.
to the head of Wages. £ s. d.
for carrying on payment of ships ordered to be laid up 20,000 0 0
for Officers who have passed their accounts 6,000 0 0
to the head of Wear and Tear.
towards carrying on the new Course of the Navy 10,000 0 0
to the head of Victualling.
for the new Course of that Office 10,000 0 0
towards paying labourers one year's pay ended 1712 Sept. 29 in part of 16,713l. 1s. 4d 14,000 0 0
to the head of Ordinary.
for completing one year's pay to 1712 Sept. 29 to Chatham and Sheerness Yards 39,089 6 3
£89,089 6 3
Disposition Book XXII, p. 180.
Oct. 28. T. Harley to the Navy Commissioners to make forth a Navy bill for allowing the 2,252l. 1s. 0d. paid by the Navy Treasurer to the Bank of England for 6 per cent. interest to Sept. 16 last on 180,000l. lent for the service of the Navy, ut supra, p. 386. Disposition Book XXII, p. 181.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Trade. The sufferers by the French invasion in Nevis and St. Christopher have prayed that their “losses” debentures amounting to 97,936l. 17s. 2d. may be admitted to be subscribed into South Sea Stock. My Lord Treasurer desires a statement of the requisites to be performed by the petitioners, in accordance with the Acts therefor [the Acts for the South Sea Company and the Acts-9 Anne, c. 16, and 10 Anne, c. 41, relating to the Nevis sufferers] in order to entitle them. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 58c.
T. Harley to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded. My Lord has read your report on Mr. Gain's petition. In order that my Lord may be the better informed of the justness of Mr. Gain's pretences he desires a copy of Gain's account as allowed by you and the exchange rate at which you have accepted his bills for the balance. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges. My Lord Treasurer had reason to expect that after so many repeated directions he might have had a state of all the demands on your Office as late Paymaster of the Forces, shewing what provided for by Parliament and what not, and of the effects in your hands. What occasions the delay? Ibid.
T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from James Millet proposing the appointment of an officer at Whitesand Bay at Lands End to prevent the running of goods. Ibid., p. 59.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners enclosing a letter from an unknown hand signed O. S. offering to discover frauds in one of her Majesty's ships of war. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Treasurer. It is the Queen's pleasure that the Earl of Peterborough be allowed 6,000l. in lieu of his pay and all demands as General of the Marines from the date of his commission. He is ready to set out on her Majesty's service for Italy as soon as he shall have received 2,000l. in part thereof. Can you accommodate him by 2,000l. out of the moneys in your hands of the South Sea loan [the loan made to you on credit of South Sea Stock subscribed in the name of the public] for three or four days until a proper warrant can be despatched for the regular payment thereof? Ibid.
Same to the Secretary at War. The Queen being touched with the misery of several persons discharged from the Hospital who have presented petitions to her, my Lord Treasurer sends you the enclosed proposition [missing]. Please consult Mr. How thereupon and report what may be fit for her Majesty to do therein. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges enclosing papers [missing] received by the Lord Treasurer from Secretary Bromley concerning arrears of pay claimed by the King of Prussia for his Troops which served the last war in Italy. Please report upon what these demands are grounded and out of what they can be satisfied. Ibid.
Oct. 28. Same to Mr. Borret for copies of the Bills and answers in Chancery between Mrs. Whitfield, administratrix of Walter Whitfield, late Paymaster of Marines, and others. Ibid., p. 60.
Same to Lord Bolingbroke. My Lord Treasurer is informed of great inconveniences to the service of disbanding the Marine Regiments by the authority in the present Commission being vested in not less than two of the Commissioners. He desires you to procure a [royal] warrant for a new Commission as soon as possible, leaving out Sir Stafford Fairborn and a blank for two names with power to any one of them: and that in the instructions relating to the reducing Churchill's and Goring's Regiments there be a power not only to pay the effectives upon the present Establishment to 25 March last, but also the reduced men or supernumeraries to the time they are disbanded. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Popple to lay before the Commissioners for Trade (for their action therein) the enclosed representation [missing] from the Customs Commissioners and letter [missing] from the Collector of Customs at Montserrat complaining against Capt. Marshal, Deputy Governor of that island, as having used his authority to the discouragement of the Custom House officers there. (Same to Lord Bolingbroke enclosing copy [missing] of the same representation and letter. Please lay same before the Queen for such directions therein as may prevent the like complaints for the future.) Ibid., p. 61.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mary Anguish, relict of Edmond Anguish. Ibid., p. 64.
Treasury warrant (on an order in Council of the 25th inst.) to the Customs Commissioners to discharge from quarantine the ships Emanuell, Sam. Spicer master, from Dantzic with iron; the Neptune, Hen. Voglesang master, from Bremen with clapboards; the Marlbro’, Anne and Francis, William, Nathaniel, Ann galley, from Hamburg with iron, wood, smalts, tinplates and pipe staves. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 64.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Joseph Denham praying a moiety of what he and his friends shall discover of Morgan Whitley's estate. Reference Book IX, p. 143.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of the officers of the Yard at Plymouth praying payment of the taxes assessed on them. Ibid., p. 142.
Baron Scrope's report [read] on an application of the University of Glasgow about a distribution of 3,000l. [sic for 300l.] per an. granted to them by Act of Parliament. [See Acts of Parliament of Scotland 1707, c. 34 (21 March 1706–7), ratification of a gift to the College of Glasgow of 300l. sterling per an. granted by Wm. III. 28 Feb. 1695–6.] Agreed to.
Petition [read] from the Mayor and Aldermen of Hull and another from the inhabitants of the East Riding in Yorkshire to her Majesty about the danger of the inundation of the river [at Hull]. [Referred] to the Ordnance who are ordered to lose no time in making a report and estimate in case [it prove to be] the Queen's business to make these repairs. Dec. 9: Attorney General's report [read advising] for a Commission of Sewers. To be sent to Lord Bolingbroke.
Petition [read] from John Las Nausas, Major of Foot. Referred to the Secretary at War.
Petition [read] from Richard Archer. Proper for the Admiralty and not to be considered here [in the Treasury]. Nov. 6: A second petition read. [Referred] to the Admiralty.
Petition read from Fra. Beaumont praying 27,590l. due to him for forage. [Referred] to Mr. Brydges.
Memorial [read] from Mr. Mostyn. The Commissioners [for Disbandment] will write as they have hitherto done for money when wanting.
Memorial [read] from Mr. Howe [for money] on account of Guards &c. Ordered.
St. Martin: a second petition [read] upon the report of the Customs Commissioners. My Lord can do nothing in this matter.
Memorial [read] from Brigadier Hunt, Wither et al. Referred to the Secretary at War.
Letter [read] from Mr. Burchet about Mr. Edmund's paper. Send to the Navy [Commissioners] a copy of the letter [which the Treasury] writ to the Admiralty [so] that my Lord may [draft] an answer thereto [to Burchet's letter]. Nov. 13: Letter [read] from Mr. Edmonds. Some of the Navy Board to be at the Treasury Tuesday next and Mr. Edmunds to attend at the same time. Dec. 8: Memorial [read] from Benj. Edmunds about his bills. Referred to the Navy Commissioners. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, pp. 15–16.
Oct. 28. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Navy Commissioners to take into the stores at Plymouth Yard the 85 tons of hemp from Arthur [Ralph] Robinson as follows and to adjust the price to 27l. per ton and to make out a [Navy] bill for [payment for] same accordingly.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the petition of said Robinson. He was to deliver 100 tons at Plymouth. The ship has passed through the Downs with a fair wind for Plymouth, but there is on her only 85 tons, “and being willing to waive the delivery of any more at Woolwich and to accept of 27l. a ton for the said hemp at Plymouth which bears proportion to the offer made in July last and is 4l. 10s. 0d. per ton less than the contract price,” we advise acceptance of the hemp at Plymouth at 27l. per ton, which is the price it keeps up at in this market by the price current. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 124.
Commission by same to Thomas Newington to be a Surveyor of the Duties on Houses loco Thomas Higginson, removed. (Dormant warrant by same to the Receiver General of said Duties for Co. Middlesex to pay 40l. per an. salary to said Newington.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 102, 103.
Oct. 29. William Lowndes to Mr. Burchett to desire the Admiralty Lords to procure a [royal] warrant for paying 6,000l. to the Earl of Peterborough, ut supra, p. 408. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 60.
T. Harley to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. Several Officers of Stanwix's Regiment have petitioned complaining of the wrong to them by the Colonel or his Agent detaining their money or not accompting with them for subsistence, clearings, mule money, bread and forage money. Please hear them and report. Ibid., p. 61.
Oct. 29. Same to the Clerks of the Cheque to the Messengers for an account what is due on the messengers’ bills to June 24 last, expressing the dates and the particular journeys. Ibid., p. 62.
Same to the Postmaster General for an account of the several proposals for settling the post between England and France, with your opinion thereon. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General. I have read to my Lord Treasurer your report of what has been done on the Commons’ Address relating to lands for the fortification of Portsmouth, Chatham and Harwich. Please prepare a new Commission to distinguish which of the lands set out in the first Commission are necessary for the service and to ascertain the damage to lands not necessary to be purchased. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Burchet to lay before the Admiralty Lords the enclosed letter [missing] proposing a discovery of some frauds and abuses committed at Woolwich. Ibid., p. 63.
T. Harley to the [Principal] Officers of the Works. Send my Lord Treasurer an account what lead was taken off the great building in the Savoy upon your building of the barracks there: and how same and the other materials have been disposed of. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges enclosing two reports [missing]: (1) from the Duke of Ormonde; (2) from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts relating to Col. Morris's demand for new clothing the men whom he raised to recruit a Detachment out of his Dragoons which was sent from Ireland to Spain in 1710. Is there precedent for paying demands of this kind: if not how many other demands of the like nature may be set a foot if a precedent be made in favour of Col. Morris? Ibid.
William Lowndes to same enclosing the petition [missing] of Mr. Francis Beaumont “that by this and several other applications of the like kind made to my Lord Treasurer you may see the necessity of hastening the state of your Office.” Ibid., p. 64.
T. Harley to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance. The Justices of the Peace for the East Riding of Co. York and the Mayor &c. of Hull have by the enclosed petition [missing] to the Queen represented the dangers which they apprehend from the inundation of the river Hull if the banks are not kept in better repair. Please report thereon. If the repairs meant are such as concern her Majesty send my Lord an estimate thereof. Ibid.
Report [read] from Mr. Brydges on the petition of Messrs. Pangaret and Goris. Referred to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to examine what forage has been delivered; by what contracts; the nature of the vouchers; and whether the whole be not to be placed to the Regiments’ accounts.
Memorial [read] from the Commissioners for [fifty new Churches] for 10,000l. to be borrowed. Warrant to be prepared.
Memorial [read] from same for 5,000l. to be imprested. Ordered.
Letter [read] from Mr. William Heysham about the importation of rum &c. to the Northern Plantations of America from Surinam. [Referred] to the Committee of Trade to consider and report.
Letter [read] from Mr. Burchet with “an” [letter] enclosed [missing] from Sir William Gifford. Read.
Memorial [read] from Mr. Howe [for money] on account for Guards &c. with an account &c. Ordered.
Memorial [read] from Capt. Hector McNeill for a collector's place in Ireland. Referred to the Commissioners of the Revenue, Ireland.
Petition [read] from the daughter of — Newman. Referred to the Excise Commissioners to report his services. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 17.
Oct. 29. Warrant dormant by Treasurer Oxford to the Receiver of House Duties for Co. Middlesex to pay 50l. per an. as salary to Thomas Higginson as Surveyor of the Duties on Houses loco James Trenwith, deceased. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 71.
William Blathwaite to the Commissioners for taking, examining and stating the Public Accounts of the Kingdom presenting to the said Board (in accordance with their precept of 31 March 1712) an account [missing] of her Majesty's quit rents arising in Virginia, to wit from 1 June 1711 to 25 April 1712; and also an account [missing] of the Duties of 2 shillings per hogshead &c. arising in the same Colony, to wit from 20 July 1711 to 25 April 1712. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) III, pp. 89–90.
Oct. 30. Money warrant for 280l. to Sir George Beaumont, Robert Byerley and Edward Nicholas for 56 days June 22 last to Aug. 17 last as Commissioners for the Office of Keeper of the Privy Seal. (Money order dated Nov. 3 for 224l. hereon). Money Book XXII, p. 362. Order Book VIII, p. 350.
Same for 500l. to William Borret as imprest for Crown Law suits. (Money order dated Nov. 3 hereon). Money Book XXII, p. 362. Order Book VIII, p. 349.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners enclosing for report the memorial and papers [missing] relating to Mr. Edmonds’ bills drawn from New England and New York by Commanders of her Majesty's ships: the Admiralty Lords having returned same as properly belonging to your cognisance. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 65.
Petition [read] from Samuel Wethered, merchant, to remit the interest on Custom House bonds. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
Letter read from the Secretary at War for shipping to carry clothing to Minorca and Gibraltar. If there be no ship of the Queen going, my Lord thinks the public ought not to be put to the expense of sending this clothing. The Colonels must send them at their own charge.
Petition [read from] Brigadier Bor for [payment of his] arrears. [Referred] to the Paymaster of Marines.
Petition [read] from the executrix of Walter Whitfield desiring that 6,800l. in the hands of Mr. Jackson and Co. may be paid into the Exchequer, she being willing to authorise and indemnify them. Nov. 3: Bill in Chancery and Answers read. Mr. Borret to attend the Attorney General to get the Bill dismissed.
Petition [read] from the wives of the seamen of the Plymouth praying that their husbands may be paid. [Referred] to the Admiralty.
Report read from the Comptrollers of Army Accounts on Major General Pearce's account of disbursements for the Hospitals in Portugal. [Referred] to the Secretary at War to prepare the necessary warrant.
Petition [read] from Mr. Randue for half a year's allowance. Ordered.
Letter [read] for [sic for from] Mr. Musgrave desiring [the issue of —] for the service of the Ordnance. If my Lord Treasurer issues 10,000l, at present he would know to what particular uses it is wanted and to be applied. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 18.
Oct. 30. Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of John Grove proposing his securities, detailed, as Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for Co. Cambridge. (Warrant by Treasurer Oxford dated? Nov. 18 to the Queen's Remembrancer to take said securities.) (Commission dated Nov. 18.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 142, 143, 144.
Oct. 31. Letter of direction for 39,725l. 13s. 8d. to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons: out of the 1,200,000l. Exchequer Bills anno 1713: and is for the services following: viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 183,281l. 1s. 6d. for Guards and Garrisons for six months to 24 Dec.1713.
for 28 days’ subsistence from Oct. 25 inst. to Nov. 21 next for the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain 17,168 8 0
for same subsistence for the Garrisons in North Britain 266 11 8
for 98 days’ pay to the Duke of Ormonde as Capt. Gen. from 24 June last to Sept. 29 last 1,078 0 0
in part of the Poundage and Day's Pay on account for the outpensioners of Chelsea Hospital 4,476 13 5
to repay the Bank of England the like sum by them advanced for the service of the Guards and Garrisons on Malt tallies anno 1712 10,000 0 0
on account of the pay of the 12 Companies of Invalids 1,200 0 0
in further part of 21,345l. 13s. 4d. for the Forces in the Plantations for six months to 24 Dec. 1713.
for 28 days’ subsistence from Sept. 25 to Nov. 21 next for the Regiments of Col. Handasyde, Col. Alexander and the four Companies at New York 1,522 14 0
in further part of 61,464l. 5s. 7d. for outpensioners of Chelsea Hospital to 24 Dec. 1713.
to clear the outpensioners of said Hospital to 24 June 1713 4,013 6 7
£39,725 13 8
Disposition Book XXII, p. 183.
Oct. 31. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to seal the Earl of Peterborough's baggage and secure it in the warehouse until the Fubbs yacht can be repaired. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 65.

Footnotes

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  • 2. See supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXI, p. 364. The dormant patent itself is not entered in the Treasury records. It was merely a repetition of the dormant patent at the opening of Anne's reign, formally empowering the Treasury to carry on the normal machinery of payments out of the Exchequer. The renewal or repetition was rendered necessary by the Act of Union with Scotland.