Warrant Books: November 1713, 17-30

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

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November 1713, 17-30

Nov. 17. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to Edward Nicholas to pay 100l. per an. to the minister of the English Episcopal Church at Rotterdam as royal bounty. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 457.
Royal sign manual for 26,000l. to Abigail, Lady Masham, Keeper of the Privy Purse: for the service of the Privy Purse and for Healing Medals: without account. (Money warrant dated Nov. 17 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 20 hereon.) Ibid., p. 458. Order Book VIII, p. 355.
Same for 100,000l. to Samuel, Lord Masham, Cofferer of the Household: as imprest for the ordinary and extraordinary expense of the Household. (Money warrant dated Dec. 3 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 7 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 459. Money Book XXII, p. 376. Order Book VIII, p. 361.
Royal warrant to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to acknowledge satisfaction on the record of a judgment fine of 50l. set at the General Quarter Sessions of Middlesex 12 Oct. last on Hugh Hughes for dangerously wounding Edward Owen with a sword on the 24 August last in the parish of Hampstead and for which he remains a prisoner in Newgate Gaol, but is recommended as a proper object of the Queen's charity. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 459.
Royal sign manual for 28,700l. to John Holbech as imprest for clearing the debts and payments due in the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber at or before Xmas last 1712. (Money, warrant dated Nov. 18 hereon: to be paid out of the 500,000l. appropriated last Session to arrears of the Queen's servants &c.) (Money order dated Nov. 20 hereon for 28,000l. [doubtless an erratum for 28,700l.].) Ibid., p. 460. Money Book XXII, p. 367. Order Book VIII, p. 354.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for passing the account of Charles Cæsar as Treasurer of the Navy (to which office he was appointed 8 June 1711) notwithstanding that any preceding account or accounts of former Treasurers of the Navy are not passed and declared: and in order thereto the said Cæsar is to be charged only with such supers and imprest bills as have been cleared within the time of his accounts. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 464–5.
T. Harley to the Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall. Send my Lord a state of the manor of Liskeard, the profits thereof for these five years past, the officers, their fees &c. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 79.
Same to the Postmaster General to report on the enclosed two petitions [missing]: (1) from James Jobson complaining of hardships in respect to the packet boats between Dover and Calais; (2) from one Walker concerning the contracts by you made in relation to the Ostend and Calais [packet boat] service. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of George Dodd. Ibid.
Nov. 17. William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Disbanding the Marine Forces enclosing (a) infra.
Appending: (a) additional Instructions to Sir William Gifford, Samuel Hunter, Nicholas Roope, Thomas Coleby, junr., and Thomas Leyton, Commissioners for making up the Accounts and Disbanding the Marine Regiments and the Regiments of Col. Harry Goring and Col. Charles Churchill, formerly employed as Marines:
If there be any arrears of sea pay due from 1708 Dec. 25 to 1710 Dec. 24 to any non-commissioned Officers and men of the above Regiments who shall personally appear and be mustered you are to make up their accounts between their Officers and them for the said time and to see that they be mutually satisfied their just demands upon each other.
Ibid., p. 80.
T. Harley to Mr. Manley. The Officers of the Works have my Lord's orders to estimate for fitting up several offices for the accommodation of the soldiers and those attendant on them, quartered in the Savoy. They have certified that the houses determined for those services are let by you during pleasure and that until they are put in possession no progress can be made. Please give my Lords an account thereof. Ibid., p. 81.
Same to Mr. How [Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons]. The Secretary at War has reported to my Lord on Sir James Abercrombie's demand of 515l. 7s. 6d. for subsisting men after their being discharged from Flanders and has proposed paying same out of the respits on the Royal Regiment of Dragoons from 25 Aug. 1712. Please send my Lord a state of the amount of the said respits, what is charged thereon and what remains. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Arnold, Mr. Railton, Mr. Collins. The doors at the Treasury are continually thronged with a parcel of women who call themselves the widows of serjeants killed in her Majesty's service: “and it not appearing to my Lord Treasurer that any arrears owing to their husbands do give them occasion to attend there, but that they pray a bounty to carry them to Ireland, which they allege to be their native country,” I enclose their petition with several reports thereon. You are to certify my Lord where anything shall appear to you material in their favour: otherwise to deal with them according to law. Ibid.
Treasury warrant (on an order in Council of the 15th inst.) to the Customs Commissioners to discharge from quarantine the ships Anne galley from Altena with linen, smalts &c.: on the petition of John Mogridge.
The Providence, William Hunt master, from Gothenburg with iron, deals, pitch &c.: on the petition of Rich. Tomlinson.
The Rich[ard] and Mary, Jo[h]n Moor master, from Gothenburg; Eliz. and Kath[erine], Elias Stone master, from North Copen; William and Eliz., Fr. Dixon master, from Stockholm: all three with iron and deals.
The Martha, Tho. Marlim master: Fortune, William Miller master; Tho. and Eliz., Tho. Cook master; from Bremen with piece goods. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 64.
Nov. 17. Treasury reference to Auditor Jett of the petition of Robert Hart, Receiver General of Crown Land Revenues for Cos. York, Northumberland, Durham, Richmond, Lancaster, Westmorland, Cumberland, Kent, Surrey and Sussex; shewing that his predecessors were allowed 300l. for a yearly fee and 170l. per an. for travelling expenses; but by the petitioner's constitution the fees are but 74l. per an. and the Auditor refuses to allow in his accounts the 170l. per an. for travelling charges: therefore praying allowance of said 170l. and stay of process. Reference Book IX, p. 144.
Same to the Postmasters General of the petition of Sarah Dummer, widow, and Jane Dummer, daughter of Edmund Dummer, late Surveyor of the Navy: praying a reward for his services in the Navy and [in the packet boat service of the] Post Office. Ibid., p. 145.
Same to Mr. Borret of the petition of Walter Bunbury shewing that Gilbert Pepper supported Daniel Roseingrave to the time of his death, being a witness against Kirby et al. for the murther of Col. Park: that Pepper directed Bunbury to receive what [money] should be directed for the service and to detain 25l. for his service therein and to pay the overplus to French and Oglethorpe, two other witnesses: therefore praying payment. Ibid.
Presentment [read] from the Customs Commissioners of George Spry to be Surveyor of Stockton port loco Henry Wilkinson, deceased. Agreed.
Petition [read] from Jaqueline Charras, wife of the Duke of Shrewsbury's apothecary at Paris, praying her Majesty's moiety of silks which she brought over and were seized and are now codemned. [Referred] to the Customs Commissioners. 8 Jan. 1713–14. [Their] report read. My Lord Treasurer adheres to the report.
The Attorney General's report [read] about gold mines in Africa. [Referred] to the Africa Company. 5 Jan. 1713–14: Report read. See infra [Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVIII] under date Jan. 5.
Petition [read] from Walter Bunbury shewing that Gilbert Pepper, Esq., being entitled to what allowance shall be made to Daniel Roseingrave, had directed him to receive the same and to take 25l. for his service in soliciting it and to pay the remainder to French and Oglethorp: therefore praying that what money should be ordered may be paid to him. Referred to Mr. Borrett to report his opinion. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 29.
T. Harley to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed Bill [missing] filed by Col. Charles Douglas in the Exchequer Court, Scotland, against the Excise Commissioners there for a debt to be paid him out of the increase of the Excise revenue. My Lord Treasurer has spoken on the subject with Baron Scrope, who will be ready to attend you thereon. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 461.
Nov. 18. Money warrant for 7,500l. to William Smyth, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, for 1¼ years to 1713 June 24 for said Band. Money Book XXII, p. 372.
Treasurer Oxford to the Acting Commissioners for [the Land Tax] Co. Middlesex. On the 27th Oct. last there was an arrear of 18,686l. 10s. 4d. on last year's Land Tax and of 1,333l. 11s. 6d. on the 1711 Land Tax [in your County]. I earnestly recommend and desire you to give such directions for the speedy payment of the same that the public may no longer suffer by the delay. Acquaint me with your proceedings herein. (The like letter to the Commissioners for London and Westminster.) Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 82.
Nov. 18. T. Harley to the Salt Commissioners. My Lord has read your presentment proposing to suspend for two years the deduction of 3d. in the £ out of your officers’ salaries towards the Bank of Charity [officers’ superannuation fund] because there is money enough in stock to serve for that time. Considering the present low state of the revenues on salt my Lord is of opinion it would be better to continue the said deduction and to apply the surplus arising thereby to ease what the said revenue now bears, by having the taxes on your inferior officers’ salaries charged thereon. Ibid., p. 83.
Treasurer Oxford to the Duke of Shrewsbury enclosing the Secretary at War's report [missing] concerning Col. Kerr's Regiment of Dragoons and the remounting thereof. Ibid., p. 84.
T. Harley to the Africa Company. My Lord is informed that in your charter of 1672 Sept. 27 it is provided that the King should have two thirds of all the gold which should be found or brought by you or your agents. Her Majesty is desired by the Earl of Yarmouth to grant the said two thirds to him. Please let my Lord Treasurer know if any gold mines have been so found or wrought and what the said 2/3 have amounted to and how answered to the Crown and whether you have any objections against the said grant. Ibid., p. 86.
Treasury reference to Mr. Manley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Arthur Kneebone of Linkinhorne, Co. Cornwall, for a new lease of a little tenement called Exton in said parish. In the margin: a note of a later reference dated 1714 May 18 to Alexander Pendarves, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, Mr. Manley having made no report hereon. Reference Book IX, p. 145.
Letter [read] from Secretary Bromley concerning the Troops of Saxe Gotha, with several papers enclosed. Referred to Mr. Brydges.
Sir William Wyndham's report [read] relating to Lieut. Walker and Commissary Douglas's half pay. Referred that part that relates to Douglas to the Secretary at War.
Report [read] from the Commissioners for Hawkers and Pedlars about the discharging of Thomas Wells, late Riding Surveyor. Approved by my Lord.
Letter [read] from Seignor Viceti. My Lord will hear all parties on Tuesday next. (In the margin: Viceti. Steinghens.) Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 30.
Subscription by Treasurer Oxford for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Master of the Jewel House to deliver to Sir John Stonehouse [as] Comptroller of the Household 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. 24.
Nov. 18. Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of Mr. Du Drummond (entered at the desire of Mathew Decker) against the issuing any money at the Exchequer to the executors or assigns of Mr. Wyche, late her Majesty's Envoy at Hamburg, either on his ordinary or extraordinary allowances, until the said Decker be heard before my Lord Treasurer with respect to a demand thereout of above 4,000l. for the said Mr. Drummond, who is indebted to the public. Caveat Book, p. 64.
Nov. 19. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to John Howe, Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons, to subscribe into South Sea Stock at any time before Dec. 25 next ("when the account of said stock is to be made up and closed") “in your own name or in the name of any person or persons for whom you are to be answerable” such and so many of the debentures upon the Forfeited Estates in Ireland as shall then be remaining in your hands out of the 6,152l. 19s. 6¼d. of such debentures received by said Howe from Lady Katherine Jones, executrix of the late Earl of Ranelagh, and the further sum of 480l. 17s. 7¼d. which said How is to receive in the like debentures from Auditor Harley [see supra, pp. 365–6]. A separate account hereof is to be kept “to the end you (who in this case stand in the nature of a trustee for the persons to whom the said debentures do or ought to belong) may reassign and transfer same to the persons legally claiming.”
Prefixing. memorial by said Howe desiring a warrant to authorise him to subscribe said debentures as above into South Sea Stock “before the 1st Dec. next, when the books now open for subscription are to be shut: in which warrant I humbly believe it will be necessary a clause should be inserted empowering the Corporation to receive the said debentures upon my endorsing them.” Money Book XXII, pp. 368–9.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges to apply as follows out of 4,761l. 17s. 11¼d. (“which you allege is to be returned to you from Ireland in lieu of what has been advanced [by you] to Troops placed upon the Irish Establishment”), viz. to pay the sum of 1,449l. 14s. 1d. to Robert Hardwick, late Director of the Hospital at Port Mahon. as in full of his demands upon account of the maintenance of sick soldiers and all other his expenses there between 14 Oct. 1708 and 31 March 1712. Disposition Book XXII, p. 186.
T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners. My Lord Treasurer is minded to suspend action on your presentment in favour of Mr. Keith until some account comes from General Nicholson, who is commissioned to enquire about the management of the revenues on the Continent of America. In the meantime you are to consider of some proper employment for him. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 80.
Same to the Commissioners of Accounts [of the Army Debts] enclosing for their consideration Mary Easton's petition [missing] in behalf of her husband. John Easton, now a prisoner in Bruges. Ibid., p. 82.
William Lowndes to Mr. Smith. My Lord Treasurer is informed that the accounts of Mr. Packer, late Paymaster of the Works, which were declared by you when Chancellor of the Exchequer, remain in the custody of the person who was your Secretary. Please cause them to be sent to the Auditor in order to be laid before my Lord for his signing thereof. Ibid.
Nov. 19. T. Harley to the Secretary at War enclosing the Duke of Shrewsbury's letter [missing] to the Lord Treasurer desiring a royal warrant for the further payment of the Regiments of Churchill and Goring and that the 2,000l. ordered by the said Duke to be paid to them upon account to enable them to come over may be included therein. Please prepare a royal warrant accordingly and please renew the orders to the said Colonels to embark their Regiments and sail for Ireland with all the expedition as possibly may be. The Duke mentions in his said letter a particular warrant signed by the Queen for the pay of the said Regiments to July 31 last. Ibid., p. 83.
Same to the Hawkers and Pedlars Commissioners. My Lord has read your representation about Thomas Wells and thinks his misdemeanour should meet with a punishment beyond his being dismissed from his office of Riding Surveyor and General Surveyor of the Duties under you. You are to consider the enclosed petition [missing] from William Este for said place. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Burchet. The heirs of Sir William Strode claim the parcel of ground called the Lambay near the port of Plymouth on which the Victualling Office is now built and have prayed a rent for same. It appears from the report of Mr. Manley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, that the Crown has no title thereto. My Lord Treasurer desires the Admiralty Lords to treat with claimants for the purchase thereof if their title is good. Ibid., p. 86.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Woosley, merchant, shewing that he has imported some flints from Bordeaux and same are seized as prohibited: therefore praying that he may pay the Duties and have a noli prosequi. Reference Book IX, p. 145.
Advertisement [read] for sale of chances of 10l. tickets in 500,000l. Lottery anno 1713 [for the Queen's Civil List]. My Lord does not think he ought to meddle in this matter.
Petition [read] from Phineas Gomes Serra setting forth that Mr. Ryves, a Custom House officer, had seized a parcel of kid skins which petitioner had imported from Bilboa and is prosecuting same to condemnation; prays directions to the Attorney General to suspend the trial till Easter term. Referred to the Customs Commissioners.
Petition [read] from Edmond Williamson, Commissioner for stating the [Civil List and Army] Arrears in the late Reign, praying a reward for his service out of the 500,000l. Mr. Lowndes to consider what services he did and what may be a proper reward for him. 24 Dec.: Shew this petition to Mr. vanbrugh. 22 Feb. 1713–14: Mr. Vanbrugh's memorial [read] on behalf of himself and Mr. Gregory King, deceased, in answer to Mr. Williamson's insinuations. My Lord will hear both parties this day sevennight. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 31.
Nov. 20. William Lowndes to Lord Delawarr. My Lord Treasurer has this day directed 10,503l. 8s. 4d. to you for the service of your Office of Treasurer of the Chamber. My Lord desires you to apply same and all other sums imprested to you hereafter in accordance with my Lord's directions to be sent to you and not otherwise. Disposition Book XXII, p. 186.
Nov. 20. A like letter as above to Mr. Holbech concerning the 18,752l. 17s. 9¼d. this day directed to you for arrears incurred before 1712 Xmas in the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber. Ibid.
Treasury warrant (on an order in Council of the 18th inst.) to the Customs Commissioners to release from quarantine the ships Kent, Fr. Oxon master; Fortune, Jo[h]n Mattinson master; William and Robert, Tho. Gibson master: from Konigsberg, Queensberg and Riga with flax, iron, hemp, sturgeon and bristles: on the petition of Thomas Pierson. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 63.
Letters patent by Treasurer Oxford appointing Richard Shoreditch, William Walbancke, Rog. Millart, Justinian Isham, Tho. Legh and Reginald Ryley to be Commissioners for the Duties on hides, skins, vellom, parchment, starch, coffee, tea, drugs, gilt and silver wire and policies of insurance granted by the Act of 11 Anne [10 Anne, c. 19], for 1,800,000l. [Lottery] supply. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 137b–139.
Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay the Regiments of Col. Charles Churchill and Col. Harry Goring for 146 days from Aug. 1 last to Dec. 24 next notwithstanding their remaining in England during that time; they having a like warrant on Aug. 15 last for the 128 days from March 25 last (when they were placed on the Establishment of Ireland) to July 31, ut supra, p. 324, and they having still continued here in England by reason of the difficulties which have attended the stating and clearing their accounts of pay due to them while they were Marine Regiments, but now are ordered to embark with all possible expedition. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 339–40.
Nov. 21. Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Sir Bibye Lake for himself and others, creditors of Robert Peters, late Receiver General of Co. Herts, shewing that Peters was entitled to several marine and other assignments for clothing to the amount of 14,650l. and petitioners advanced thereon by mortgage to near that value, and afterwards Peters became insolvent and was found indebted to the Queen in 12,000l.: therefore praying an assignment of Peters’ estate and they will pay her Majesty's debt into the Exchequer. Reference Book IX, p. 146.
Nov. 23. William Lowndes to Mr. Burchet. I have laid before my Lord your letter of the 19th inst. with a copy of one from an Officer of Lieut. Gen. Wills's Regiment of Marines at Canterbury and as to the bill of 100l. to reimburse Mr. Sawkins the money he advanced towards the subsistence of the said Regiment. The same shall be satisfied and such further money [shall be] ordered as shall be absolutely necessary for the subsistence of said Regiment till the Commissioners arrive to disband them. They will be very soon at Canterbury to disband this Regiment. (Same to Sir Roger Mostyn to bring a memorial for the abovesaid subsistence including said 100l.) Out Letters (General) XXI. p. 84.
Nov. 24. Letter of direction for 62,475l. 7s. 1d. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of 1,200,000l. Exchequer Bills anno 1713 [as by the Act 12 Anne, c. 11]: and is to be applied to the services following: viz.
to the head of Wear and Tear and Ordinary. £ s. d.
for Portsmouth and Plymouth Yards one year due at Michaelmas 1712 60,529 0 0
to the head of Wages.
to be paid over to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of the Marines, to make good the like sum advanced to Col. Charles Churchill (or by his procurement) to discharge the debts of his Regiment in quarters at Exeter between 25 March 1713 and 12 Sept. following. 1,246 7 1
to him more towards subsisting the Marine Regiment of Lieut. Gen. Wills at Canterbury till the arrival of the Commissioners there who are appointed to disband them 700 0 0
£62,475 7 1
(William Lowndes dated Dec. 5 to the Navy Commissioners to make out a [Navy] bill for the said 1,246l. 7s. 1d. and 700l.) Disposition Book XXII, p. 187.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burchett. I sent yesterday to Mr. Mostyn to make a demand for the subsistence of Lieut. Gen. Wills's Regiment of Marines at Canterbury. I find that Mostyn has gone to Exeter to pay off the reduced men of Churchill's Regiment and has left no one in town with sufficient authority to receive any money for the Marine Regiments. Please desire the Admiralty Lords to direct the Chief Officer of Wills's Regiment at Canterbury to take up 500l. or 600l. towards the said subsistence and to draw bills for the same on the Paymaster of Marines: the same shall be duly accepted. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 85.
Same to the Commissioners for Disbanding the Marines at Exeter. I received yours of the 21st enclosing Col. Charles Churchill's memorial concerning 1,246l. 7s. 1d. advanced, or procured by him to be advanced, for discharging the debts of his Regiment incurred in quarters at Exeter between 25 March 1713 and 12 Sept. last. My Lord has directed the issue of so much to Sir Roger Mostyn to make good such advance; which you may therefore direct to be paid by the Deputy Paymaster of Marines at Exeter as you have proposed, taking care that same be duly charged to the account of the said Regiment. Ibid.
Treasury warrant (on an order in Council of the 22nd inst.) to the Customs Commissioners to discharge from quarantine the ships Primrose, Robert Stones master; Endeavour, Rt. Winright master: with iron and deals from Stockholm and Dantzic respectively: on the petition of Thomas Coor.
The Biddulph, Mich. Hales master, with iron, pitch and tar from Stockholm; Thomas and Robert, Ra. Vaugh master, with flax and hemp from Konigsberg: on the petition of Ri. Tomlinson.
The Riga Merchant and Two Twins, with plank: on the petition of John Taylor.
The Josep, John Young master, with flax and hemp from Konigsberg; Friends’ Goodwill, Sh. Merriman master; Blenheim, Th. Simonds master; Isaac and Jonathan, Is. Rogers master; Friendship, G. Hodgkinson master: with iron, deals, pitch and tar: on the petition of Alexander Patterson.
The Neptune, Jo[h]n Soar master, with plank: on the petition of Tho. Garret.
The Elizabeth, R. Norman master, from Stockholm; Dorothy, William Johnson master, from Nykoping, with tar, iron and deals: on the petition of Henry Norris. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 71.
Nov. 25. Money order for 960l. to George Mackenzie for 480 days 1711–12 March 1 to 1713 June 24 on his ordinary as Secretary to reside with the King of Poland. Order Book VIII, p. 354.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners to attend the Lord Treasurer next Wednesday with their opinion in what way the Garrison of Gibraltar may be best supplied with six months’ provisions. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 82.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petitions as follows for release of ships from quarantine, viz. John Crosbie for the James of Dumfries.
Henry Norris for the William of Greenock and Anne galley.
Henry Lyell for the Unity, Ann galley, Globe, Elizabeth, William and Ann, Thomas and Bartholomew. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 72.
Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Duke of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to place on the list of French pensions on the Establishment of Ireland five Captains, four Lieutenants and one Ensign as follows as in the capacity they last served in: it being certified by Richard Hill, late Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Sicily, that they were carried by him into Piedmont in 1703 with commissions of Captains under the Queen's sign manual, and that he did embark them at Nice in 1704 for the assistance of the Cevennois upon a promise that at the end of the war they should be treated and considered as other Officers in our service; and that they did serve during the rest of the war as Officers in the Troops of the said King of Sicily, five as Captains, four as Lieutenants and one as Ensign, and have now made humble application to the Queen for consideration as so promised: to wit Captain the Sieurs Charles De Quinsac, Isaac Croses, David Daripe, Isaac Belloc, Peter La Mongotiere; Lieutenants Abraham de Frangfort, William La Grange, Paul Randon, Gaspard Pandin; Ensign James Dauger. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 360–1.
Nov. 26. Dormant warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Commissioners for the Duties on Hides and to Sir William Fazakerly, Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for London, Westminster and Middlesex, to pay 500l. per an. each as salary to the said Commissioners (Richard Shoreditch, William Walbanke, Roger Millart, Justinian Isham, Thomas Legh and Reginald Ryley, who by commission dated 20 Nov. 1713 were appointed Commissioners for the said Duties and also Commissioners for Taxes and for Inspecting House Duties and for bringing in arrears): whereof 200l. per an. out of the Duties on Hides, 200l. per an. out of the Duties on Houses and 100l. per an. out of the Exchequer: as from 1713 Nov. 20: and further to pay the salary of 200l. per an. each for the period 1713 Sept. 29 to Nov. 19 to the late Commissioners for Taxes (viz. Philip Ryley, George Townesend, Richard Shoreditch, William Walbank, Roger Millart and Justinian Isham), whose commission dated 1711 June 6 is superseded by the present commission. Money Book XXIII, pp. 23–25.
Nov. 26. William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Disbanding the Marines at Exeter. The late Marine Regiments of Churchill and Goring, which have been ordered to be reduced and made marching Regiments, were directed to be placed on the Irish Establishment from March 25 last, and by two royal warrants were to be paid there from that date to Dec. 24 next according to the said Establishment. I enclose copies [missing] of the said warrants so that, in case any money has been paid to them here upon account since March 25 last which ought to have been answered from Ireland, you will certify same in order to its being demanded from thence. Please communicate this to Mr. Hunter. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 85.
Treasury reference to Mr. Borrett of the petition of Jane Rosingrave shewing that she was persuaded by one Mr. Pepper not to prove the will of Daniel Rosingrave, her husband, but she has since proved it: therefore praying the benefit of her husband's effects. Reference Book IX, p. 146.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Alexander Mitchell, Geo. Lauson, Alexander and Charles Gordon, merchants, shewing that they imported from Spain to Leith two tons of brandy which was seized as double but delivered to them [on their] paying Duty as single, and giving bond to stand trial in the Exchequer: and praying to be admitted to compound with the Excise Commissioners rather than stand a suit. Ibid.
Nov. 27. Letter of direction for satisfying by 500l. a week out of Civil List moneys the order for 26,000l. in the name of Lady Masham, Keeper of the Privy Purse: commencing from the day her last order for 26,000l. for the Privy Purse was satisfied. Disposition Book XXII, p. 187.
T. Harley to Auditor Godolphin for a constat of the offices granted to the late Earl of Carbery in the several Lordships or manors of Mallaen and Talley, Co. Carmarthen, and of Mavon. Co. Cardigan. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 87.
Same to the Board of Ordnance enclosing for their consideration a letter [missing] signed G. P. M. relating to the allowance demanded by Mrs. Walton for the refraction of saltpetre and the rate at which the writer of the letter will supply your Office with powder, having the like or other allowance for waste as therein mentioned. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges [late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad]. The Earl of Stair and Lord North and Grey have applied to my Lord Treasurer for their pay as Lieut. Gen. in the Low Countries anno 1712. Please certify a state of the case showing what provision was made by Parliament and why they have not received their pay.
I enclose a petition [missing] in behalf of the Officers of Major Gen. Whetham's Regiment of Foot for their clearings from 27 Aug. 1709. Please certify a state of their case. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 87.
Nov. 27. T. Harley to the Postmaster General. My Lord has read your memorial of the 20th inst. concerning a debt of 105,600 livres 2 soulx 5 deniers due from your Office to the Paymaster [sic for Postmaster] of France on a contract made in the late King [William's] reign; which you conceive it will be for her Majesty's service to remit now whilst the exchange is favourable for England. My Lord agrees to your proposal and would have you be remitting the same in the best manner you can. But as it incurred in the late King's reign the arrears due to your Office before her Majesty's accession are to be applied thereto: and you are to use all diligence in bringing in said arrears. Ibid.
Nov. 28. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay 56l. to William Lowen, senr., for so much by him paid for 28 loads of hay for the deer in Windsor Forest. Money Book XXII, p. 375.
Nov. 30. Money warrant for 1,300l. to Robert, Lord Lexinton, for 13 weeks 11 Aug. 1713 to 10 Nov. inst. on his ordinary as Ambassador Extraordinary to the Most Christian King. (Money order dated Nov. 30 hereon.) Ibid. Order Book VIII, p. 355.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of Marines, to pay to Sir William Gifford, kt., and Samuel Hunter, Esq., Nicholas Roope and Thomas Coleby and Thomas Layton, as Commissioners for Disbanding the remainder of the Marine Regiments, the allowances of 40s. a day each and 20s. a day for incidents and 30s. a day to each of their Secretaries for so many days as they shall have been abroad upon the said service. Money Book XXII, p. 385.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Micajah Perry, collateral security for Mr. Parkes, late Governor of the Leeward Islands, for a Customs debt, [shewing that he] has paid the principal and interest: therefore praying that the interest may not be disposed of nor any proceedings had against him till the Parliament is met and that he may obtain an Act for relief. Reference Book IX, p. 146.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Queen's Remembrancer to change one of the securities, detailed, of George Thorne, Receiver General of Land Tax anno 1713 for part of Co. Devon. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 132.
The like for change of one of the securities, detailed, of John Harneis as same for part of Co. Lincoln. Ibid.