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Warrant Books: December 1713, 1-15

Pages 444-464

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

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December 1713, 1-15

Dec. l. Money order for 75l. to William Brydges for 1713 Michaelmas term on his 300l. per an. as Second Justice of Glamorgan, Brecon and Radnor.
50l. to John Ward for same term as Second Justice of Denbigh, Flint and Montgomery.
50l. to same as Second Justice of Chester.
75l. to Cha. Cox for same as Chief Justice of Glamorgan, Brecon and Radnor.
75l. to John Meyrick for same as Chief Justice of Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesea.
75l. to William Jessop for same as Second Justice of same.
125l. to Sir Joseph Jekyl for same as Chief Justice of Chester.
75l. to Francis Winington for same as Second Justice of Pembroke, Carmarthen and Cardigan. Order Book VIII, p. 360.
Dec. 1. Treasury reference to the Commissioners for Arrears of Taxes of the petition of William Palmer et at., sureties for John Andrews, deceased, late Receiver General for Co. Warwick, shewing that by advancing their moneys they have reduced his debt to 1,339l. 17s. 5d.: therefore praying allowance in Andrews’ account of 1,043l. which he expended in bringing his moneys into the Exchequer besides 787l. 17s. 7d. which is also due to him by three reports from the late Agents for Taxes. Reference Book IX, p. 147.
Dec. 2. William Lowndes to Lord Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt] for an account of the sums issued at the Exchequer to Henry, Lord Bolingbroke, and William, Earl of Dartmouth, for secret service as Secretaries of State. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 88.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to certify my Lord what condition Berwick Bridge is in, how the money for repairing same has been expended and how much thereof remains in bank. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Sloper to inform my Lord whether Mr. Le Fever, who was Secretary to the Embassy in Portugal, stands chargeable in Mr. Brydges’ Office with any money unaccounted for.
Also what sum Mr. Stratford agreed should be paid to Mr. Brydges out of the money due to him [Stratford] from Mr. [? Mrs.] Wyche. Ibid.
T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners to inform my Lord whether the brandy seized on the Three Friends of Calais is condemned and what the Queen's share amounts to. Ibid., p. 89.
Same to same to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of George Dod for a tidesurveyor's place, London port. Ibid.
Treasury warrants (on orders in Council of the 30th ult.) to same to discharge the following ships from quarantine: viz.
the Margaret, William Coats master; Sarah and Hannah, Peter Roberts master; St. Lawrence, Anth. Hooper master: on the petitions of several merchants.
the Love and Loyalty, Robert Banks master, from Stockholm; Elizabeth, John Whitehead master, from St. Petersburg: on the petition of Henry Lyell.
the George, Geo. Brooks master, from Riga; William, Hen. Lee master, from Dantzig; Eliz. prize, Robert Ball master, from Gottenburg: on the petition of several merchants.
the Triumph galley, Jo[h]n Brown master; John and Margaret, Jo[h]n Mason master, both from Hamburg: on the petition of Jonas Alberg.
the John and James, Jam. Kennon master; Prosperouse, William Abbit master; Owner's Goodwill, William Evers master, all three from Stockholm; Concord, William Lax master, from Gothenburg: on the petition of several merchants.
the Loyalty, Sam. Adams master, with iron and deals from Gothenburg: on the petition of Josias Alberg.
Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 73.
Dec. 3. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to William Borrett to pay 26l. 16s. 0d. for the fees, detailed, for passing the privy seal for the 1,600l. per an. to [Sir William Wyndham as] the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Money Book XXII, p. 376.
Money order for 2,500l. to Charles, Duke of St. Albans, for 2½ years to June 24 last on his annuity or pension granted in lieu of a like pension which expired at Michaelmas 1704, out of logwood. Order Book VIII, p. 361.
T. Harley to the Navy Treasurer to apply for one year's pension to the Navy Chest at Chatham the sum of 16,000l. out of the loan from Sir William Fazakerley et al. Disposition Book XXII, p. 188.
Letter of direction for 7,200l. to Sir John Humble, Paymaster of the 1710 Lottery [8 Anne, c. 10, for 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1710]: out of the 25l. per ton on French wines imported:
£
for salaries of officers, clerks &c. in said Lottery for the [year] ended Michaelmas 1713 2,400
to replace in the Receipt of the Exchequer so much issued to said Paymaster 1711 Sept. 11 out of Civil List moneys for reward to the Managers and Directors of said Lottery 4,800
£7,200
Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Duke of Montagu. My Lord has perused the account of the debt in the Great Wardrobe made up to Midsummer 1713 and finds 14,795l. 11s. 7d. due for wages, salaries, liveries, vestures, fees and other annual payments. Send my Lord with all speed an abstract of the patents on which the said payments are based and what estates, terms or interests the persons have therein respectively. As to the 29,769l. 19s. 0½d. for emptions &c. to same date please send likewise an abstract of the contracts or agreements for supply of the goods, the species, nature, rates and quantities. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 89.
T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] signed N. B. Put an advertisement in the “Gazette” for the proposer to address himself to you to make out what he alleges. Ibid., p. 90.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General enclosing Lord Bolingbroke's letter and the Ordnance Board's report [missing] to the Queen concerning the repair of the banks of the river at Hull. Please report to my Lord Treasurer in what manner the town of Hull may be obliged to repair the breach in the sea bank complained of, “it appearing that the same is not in any respect whatsoever occasioned by her Majesty's fortifications, but from the town's not wharfing at the foot of the bridge, where the river Humber has wasted the bank and is the occasion thereof: the Board of Ordnance being of opinion that the Queen is under no obligation to make good the repairs desired, but that they ought to be made good by the said town of Hull.” Ibid.
Dec. 3. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuel Alliston for discharge of the John and Mary from quarantine. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 72.
Copy [read] of a letter from Mr. Blyke to Mr. Brydges dated at Barcelona 3 Nov. 1713 about her Majesty's stores there. Send this to Lord Bolingbroke to know the Queen's pleasure.
Report [read] from the Commissioners of Revenue in Ireland upon the petition of Boden, to stay proceedings against him and his security. Stay proceedings against his person only.
Letter read from Lord Bolingbroke enclosing an extract of a letter from Col. Moody about furnishing provisions for Forces designed for Placentia that are to continue at Lisbon during the winter. To be sent to the Commissioners of Victualling to make an estimate. Report read 22 Dec. My Lord Treasurer will lay this before [the Privy] Council to-morrow.
Letter [read] from Lord Bolingbroke enclosing a letter from the Admiralty about provisions furnished by Capt. Hughes to 218 German soldiers carried to Barcelona. Referred to the Commissioners of Victualling. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 32.
Dec. 4. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Clerk of the Signet for a yearly sum of 1,033l. 6s. 8d. as from date hereof to Montague, Earl of Abingdon, as an addition to his present salary of 100l. per an. and 100 marks per an. in respect of his office of Warden, Chief Justice and Justice in Eyre of all the Queen's Forests, Chaces and Parks on this side Trent: and for the payment hereon of the sum of 2,841l. 13s. 4d., being so much as the like allowance would have amounted to from Xmas 1710 (the date of commencement of his salaries of 100l. and 100 marks per an.) to 1713 Michaelmas. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 463–4.
Money warrant for 10,000l. to Spencer Compton: for arrears of the Queen's pensions and bounties for any time in her reign at or before 1713 June 24: out of the 500,000l. appropriated by the Act of last Session, 12 Anne, c. 11, towards payment of such debts and arrears. Money Book XXII, p. 377.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Charles Blunt, Paymaster of the Lottery commonly called the Two Million Adventure [9 Anne, c. 16] to pay 250l. to William Fytche for his pains as Comptroller of said Lottery in taking in the 20,000 tickets of said Lottery and giving out standing orders in lieu thereof &c.
Prefixing: report by the Commissioners for said Lottery on Fytche's petition for some consideration for said work. Ibid., pp. 377–9.
Dec. 4. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Postmasters General to pay 200l. to Richard Swift as reward.
Prefixing report by said Postmasters General shewing that said Swift has been Solicitor of the Post Office for above 30 years and managed all law proceedings relating thereto with great diligence, faithfulness and success: that he drafted the Bill of 9 Anne, c. 11, for an additional postage on letters in which he took great pains to secure the revenue against the many frauds to which it had been subjected before by the Act of 12 Car. II, c. 35, “though we must observe to your Lordship that several of the clauses which had been prepared (as particularly that for empowering the Postmaster General to search carriages and other persons making practice of privately collecting and conveying letters to the prejudice of this revenue) were rejected by the House”: and the forming the said draft, and attending so frequently on Mr. Lowndes, on the Attorney and Solicitor General and on the Committee of the House of Commons, took up his whole time for several months and the many copies transcribed by clerks and hired writers must have been a great charge to him.
Followed by said Swift's petition to the Postmaster General detailing his services in reference to the Bill for the additional Duties on Letters. Money Book XXII, pp. 392–4.
T. Harley to the Navy Commissioners. The Queen is minded, in consideration of the good services of Edmund Dummer, lately deceased, and the distressed condition of his widow and only daughter to grant them an annual pension for their support. Please consider the enclosed report [missing] from the Postmaster General as to his services and thereon report your opinion as to what allowance may reasonably be made. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 90.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners. The Admiralty Lords have laid a representation before the Queen concerning 218 German soldiers victualled in their passage to Barcelona on board the Somerset by order of Sir John Norris, the Navy Commissioners thinking themselves not justified in allowing the said provisions in the accounts of the purser of the Somerset. Please report to my Lord Treasurer a true state of the case and an account of the provisions and their value.
I also enclose a letter [missing] from Lord Bolingbroke signifying her Majesty's pleasure that Col. Moody with the Forces under his command should continue this winter at Lisbon in order to proceed to Placentia as early as possible in the Spring and that such care be taken to supply them with provision as that they should be in no want thereof when they begin their voyage. Please take care to comply with her Majesty's pleasure herein and let my Lord Treasurer know the species of provisions necessary and the cost thereof and by what means the same is to be defrayed. Ibid., p. 91.
William Lowndes to Mr. Popple to lay before the Commissioners of Trade, for report, the enclosed petition [missing] of Philip Ludwell in behalf of himself and Nathaniel Harrison, Commissioners for settling the bounds betwixt Virginia and Carolina, and others employed in that service; praying payment of 250l. for same, out of the quit rents of Virginia. Ibid., p. 92.
Dec. 4, 11, 30. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to employ Joseph Smith as a tidesman at Penzance loco Thomas Browne, lately presented, but who declines same.
Kettleby Owen as a coastwaiter, London port, loco Gilbert Jones, deceased.
John Hales as a Surveyor, waiter and searcher in the Isle of Man loco Nicholas Davies, preferred.
James Lamb as a Deputy Comptroller at Rye for the Comptroller's fee.
James Hammet as waiter and searcher at Clovelly in Bideford port loco Richard Dealtry, superannuated.
John Brooke as a surveyor, waiter and searcher in Cley and Thomas Shorting to continue collector.
James Saunderson as a tidesman at Newcastle loco James Crooks, dismissed.
Hugh Ethersea as a tidesman at Weymouth loco Edward Hunt, deceased.
William Bullock as a boatman at Plymouth loco Cornelius Headly, deceased.
Isaac Howard as a waterman, London port, loco John Mitchell, who has quitted the service.
Daniell Witherden as a tidesman and boatman at Dover loco Michaell Simmonds, superannuated.
William Snawden as a boatman in Whitby port loco Mathew Smith, who has surrendered same.
Lewis Simpson as a tidesman in the inferior list, London port, loco Thomas Miers, dismissed.
Peter Usher as a weighing porter at Newcastle loco William Spotswood, deceased.
Thomas Bean as a tidesman and boatman at Dover loco John Tripe, deceased.
John Skinner as a landwaiter, London port, loco John Botler, dismissed.
John Kymer, a tidesman at Wells, and David Scotland, a tidesman at Minehead, to exchange places. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 66, 67–8, 70.
Dec. 4. Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Newsham. late Receiver General for Co. Warwick, praying payment of 304l. 15s. 0d. for his expenses in his receipt; he having made early and punctual payment of his moneys. Reference Book IX, p. 146.
The Treasurer of the Navy's memorial [read] for 20,000l. to pay the new Course of the Navy. [My Lord directs it to be issued] out of unappropriated money [in the Exchequer].
The Customs Commissioners’ report read on the petition of Thomas Joyner. [My Lord orders] a warrant to permit him to be removed to the Fleet prison by habeas corpus. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 33.
Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle for a letter to pass the privy seal of Scotland for a grant to Alexander Brand of Castle Brand of the office of under Falconer in Scotland: with the salary of 50l. per an. during pleasure; in lieu of all fees, profits and advantages whatsoever heretofore paid by her Majesty's Chamberlains and vassals in Orkney and Zetland for defraying the charges of maintaining and carrying her Majesty's hawks to Edinburgh and requiring the said vassals and others possessors of those islands and the others adjoining to deliver to him the whole hawks accustomed to be paid to her Majesty: all loco James Nasmith. whose patent is hereby superseded. Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 461–2.
Dec. 4. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle for a letter to pass the privy seal of Scotland for a grant to James Oliphant of Langtoun to be First Underkeeper of her Majesty's Wardrobes in Scotland and of all tapestry hangings, plate, plenishing and all other moveables belonging to any of her Majesty's houses, castles or palaces, Scotland, next under the Chief Keeper of the said Wardrobe: with the fee of 40l. sterling per an. Ibid., pp. 462–3.
Money order for 4,560l. to Daniel Poultney for 912 days 1710 Dec. 25 to 1713 June 24 on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark: to be paid out of the 500,000l. appropriated by the Act [12 Anne, c. 11] of last Session to the arrears of the Queen's servants &c.
4,560l. to Abraham Stanyan for 912 days 1710 Dec. 25 to 1713 June 24 on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Swiss Cantons.
1,365l. to said Stanyan as her Majesty's Plenipotentiary for determining by way of arbitration in conjunction with the Plenipotentiaries of the States General certain differences between the House of Austria and the Duke of Savoy: and is together with 273l. already paid him by way of advance for 546 days 1711 Dec. 18 (the day he arrived at Milan in order to his said employment) to 1713 June 16, when he returned to his station at Berne.
1,204l. 18s. 7½d. to the executors of Robert Cole, late her Majesty's Agent and Consul at Algier, and is for two years and three days 1710 Nov. 10 to 1712 Nov. 13 (the day he died) on his ordinary or allowance of 600l. per an.
1,824l. to John Laws, her Majesty's Secretary at Brussels, and is for 912 days 1710 Dec. 25 to 1713 June 24 on his ordinary.
1,094l. to Isaac D'Alais, her Majesty's Secretary to the Court of Hanover, and is for 547 days 1711 Dec. 25 to 1713 June 24 on his ordinary.
1,854l. to James Jefferys, whom her Majesty hath sent to reside with the King of Sweden: for 618 days 1711 Oct. 15 to 1713 June 24 on his ordinary.
2,565l. to James Scot, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Poland and is for 513 days 1711–12 Jan. 28 to 1713 June 24 on his ordinary.
2,736l. to Robert Jackson, Resident at the Court of Sweden: for 912 days 1710 Dec. 25 to 1713 June 24 on his ordinary.
2,704l. to James Stanhope. late Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Court of Spain: for 338 days 1709 Dec. 25 to 1710 Nov. 28 (when he was taken prisoner at Brihuega in Spain) on his ordinary of 5l. a day as Envoy and 3l. a, day as Plenipotentiary.
950l. to Benjamin Lodington, Agent and Consul at Tripoli: for 2½ years to 1713 June 24 on his salary or allowance of 380l. per an.
4,560l. to John Chetwynd, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy: for 912 days 1710 Dec. 25 to 1713 June 24 on his ordinary.
3,490l. to William Chetwynd, being 150l. as late Resident at Genoa, for 50 days 1710 Dec. 25 to 1710–11 Feb. 14 on his ordinary of 3l. a day: and 3,340l. as Envoy Extraordinary to the Republic of Genoa, which with 455l. already paid him by way of advance is for 759 days from 1710–11 Feb. 14 (the date of the commencement of his ordinary as Envoy) to 1713 [1712–13] March 13 (the day he returned into her Majesty's presence from the said employment) on his ordinary of 5l. a day.
4,350l. to Charles Whitworth, late Ambassador Extraordinary to the Emperor of Russia: for 435 days from 1711 Oct. 14 to 1712 Dec. 22 (the day he returned into her Majesty's presence from the said employment) on his ordinary of 10l. a day.
700l. to Francis Palmes, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Courts of Vienna and Turin: for 140 days on his ordinary of 5l. a day 1711 March 25 to Aug. 12, from which date the said allowance was to cease.
2,280l. to William Breton, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Prussia: which with 455l. already paid him by way of advance is for 547 days 1711 Dec. 25 (the day he departed out of her Majesty's presence) to 1713 June 24 on his ordinary of 5l. a day.
1,824l. to Christian Cole, her Majesty's Secretary at Venice: for 912 days 1710 Dec. 25 to 1713 June 24 on his ordinary.
1,036l. to James D'Ayrolle, late Resident at the Hague: for 518 days 1710 Dec. 25 to 1712 May 26 (when he returned into her Majesty's presence from that employment) on his ordinary.
474l. to Thomas Le Fevres, late her Majesty's Secretary to the Extraordinary Embassy to the King of Portugal: for 237 days 1710 Dec. 25 to 1711 Aug. 19 (the day he returned into her Majesty's presence from that employment) on his ordinary.
1,824l. to Henry Davenant, late her Majesty's Secretary at Frankfort: for 912 days 1710 Dec. 25 to 1713 June 24 on his ordinary.
842l. to James Craggs, late her Majesty's Resident at the Court of Spain: being 267l. for 89 days 1710 Dec. 25 to 1710–11 March 24 (from which date his allowance of 3l. a day as Resident was replaced by 5l. a day as Envoy) and 575l. for 115 days as late Envoy Extraordinary at the said Court, from 1710–11 March 24 to 1711 July 17 when he was discharged from the said employment.
4,380l. to George Delaval, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal: which with 455l. already paid him by way of advance is for 967 days 1710 Nov. 1 (the day he departed out of the presence in order to the said employment) to 1713 June 24 on his ordinary of 5l. a day.
442l. to Francis Manning, late her Majesty's Secretary to the Republic of the Grisons; for 221 days 1710 Dec. 25 to 1711 Aug. 3 (when he had directions signified to him to return home) on his ordinary.
1,020l. to Dr. Hen. Newton, late her Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary to the Great Duke of Tuscany: for 204 days 1710 Dec. 25 to 1711 July 17 (the day he returned into her Majesty's presence from the said employment) on his ordinary of 5l. a day.
6,385l. to the executors of John Wych, late her Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary to the Courts of Holstein Gottorp, Mecklenburg and the Hanse Towns: being 1,825l. for 12 months 1709 Dec. 25 to 1710 Dec. 25 on his 5l. a day ordinary; and 4,560l. for 912 days 1710 Dec. 25 to 1713 June 24 on same. Order Book VIII, pp. 356–8.
Dec. 5. Letter of direction for 20,000l. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: to be applied to the new Course of the Navy and to be placed to the head of Wear and Tear. The said sum is to be issued out of funds as follow: viz.
£ s. d.
Rent of Hackney Coaches 481 16
5s. per ton on French ships 148 13 8
Plantation Duties 243 9 3
Prize Duties from the Plantations 1,513 19 8
Duty on foreign sail cloth 462 5 7
Subsidies and other Duties anno 1697 0 3 4
Second Quarterly Poll 4 0 0
fifth 4s. Aid anno 1702 249 8 5
seventh 4s. Aid anno 1704 86 17 0
tenth 4s. Aid anno 1707 600 0 0
eleventh 4s. Aid anno 1708 222 3
twelfth 4s. Aid anno 1709 2,903 8 10½
thirteenth 4s. Aid anno 1710 5,348 17
Malt anno 1710 277 17 11
Malt anno 1711 2,413 16 10½
25l. per ton on French wines imported 5,043 2 10½
£20,000 0 0
Disposition Book XXII, p. 189.
Dec. 5. William Lowndes to the Master of the Great Wardrobe. My Lord has directed 14,795l. 11s. 7d. to be imprested to you for the service of the Great Wardrobe. You are only to apply any part thereof according to such significations as you shall receive from my Lord in that behalf. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 91.
Dec. 6. Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Post Office for 1712 Michaelmas quarter: total 568l. 2s. 11d. (including 36l. 12s. 1d. for 7,585 ship letters at a penny per letter; 30l. to Arnold Beeby for half a year's allowance for beer for the clerks; John Humphry 5l. 4s. 0d. for half a year for pumping the well; 15l. to William Frankland for travelling charges in Lincolnshire in order to regulate several complaints against postmasters; 32l. 8s. 4d. for 7,780 ship letters; 2l. to Edward Preston for one year's allowance for looking after the clocks). Money Book XXII, p. 399.
The like for the like bill, detailed, for 1712 Xmas quarter: total 841l. 14s. 10d. (including 49l. 10s. 7d. for 11,887 ship letters; 9l. to John Keeling, engraver, for punches and seals; 53l. 12s. 6d. to John Nutt for “Gazettes” and newspapers for a year; 4l. 4s. 0d. to Ja. Sarjeant, collector for the New River Water for a year; 3l. 8s. 0d. to John Kempton, beadle, for a year's watching; 60l. to Arnold Beeby, for his travelling charges in settling St. Neots branch in Bedfordshire; 10l. 15s. 0d. to Phillip Webber for taking an inventory of stores of pacquet boats at Falmouth; 13l. 6s. 8d. to John Thompson to be paid to William Tyler, a carrier at Thame, being prosecuted at the last Oxford Assizes for carrying of letters, a verdict being brought in for the defendant; 10l. to Capt. John Phillopson, Agent to the pacquet boats at Harwich, for his journey to London for providing lesser boats). Ibid., p. 400.
The like for the like bill, detailed, for the quarter ended at Lady day 1713: total 1,081l. 12s. 5d. (including 51l. 16s. 9d. for 12,441 ship letters; 48l. to Richard Burnaby, Richard Clerk, William Waters and Thomas Wells for 12 week's' wages to 22 Dec. 1712 for inspecting carriers, higlers, drivers of stage coaches and watermen for the preventing of [their] carrying letters; 80l. to Benjamin Waterhouse for feasts due to the clerks in the Office at Midsummer 1712; 100l. to Thomas Horne for one year's allowance to 24 June 1712 for adjusting the accounts of the Scotch and Irish pacquet boats and of the Transport Office on account of recruits sent over in pacquet boats; 59l. 10s. 0d. to Francis Stanley for riding charges for 84 days at 15s. a day for inspecting the several stages in the Bristol Road; 10l. 15s. 0d. to the Gazetteer as a new year gift; 83l. 14s. 2d. for 20,090 ship letters; 10s. to Thomas Stone, engraver, for a silver seal; 30l. 13s. 0d. to John Mackley for leaden seals; 12l. 12s. 0d. to Alexander Say for Xmas box money to post boys and for new year's gifts to others; 32l. to Ash[burnham] Frowde for travelling charges to Dunkirk 1713 Aug. 8–23 in order to settle a postmaster there; 49l. 8s. 0d. to the several carriers and messengers of the Penny Post for collecting of post letters from the several receiving houses and carrying them to the General Post Office on Post Office nights from 24 March 1711–12 to 23 March 1712–13). Ibid., pp. 409–10.
Dec. 6. The like for the incidents bill, detailed, of the Post Office for 1713 June 24 quarter: total 879l. 19s. 7d. (including 21l. 15s. 1d. for 5,221 ship letters at 1d. a letter; 13l. 6s. 0d. to William Dissell, painter; 48l. to Richard Jenks, collector, for convex lights for one year; 17l. 9s. 0d. to Joseph Thompson, painter's bill). Ibid., p. 412.
Letter of direction for 10,000l. to Charles Eversfeild, Treasurer of the Ordnance: out of the 1,200,000l. Exchequer Bills anno 1713 [as by the Act 12 Anne, c. 11]: and is intended to be applied to sea services [of the Ordnance]. Disposition Book XXII, p. 182.
Dec. 7. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a salary of 1,850l. per an. to William Bromley as from Aug. 17 last as a Principal Secretary of State. (Privy seal dated Dec. 24 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 470–1.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Exchequer to pay the yearly fee or salary of 300l. to Edmund Brydges as Judge of the Counties of Carmarthen, Pembroke and Cardigan, granted to him by patent of June 29 last. Money Book XXII, p. 380.
Money order for 108l. to William, Viscount Cheyne, Clerk of the Pipe, for one year and 292 days to 1713 June 24 on his allowance of 60l. per an. for drawing down and charging Recusants’ convictions. Order Book VIII, p. 361.
Same for 175l. to Sir Clement Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies, for 1¾ years to 1713 June 24 on his annuity of 100l. in lieu of all allowances by bills: to be paid out of 500,000l. appropriated to Civil List arrears [as by the Act 12 Anne, c. 11]. Ibid., p. 370.
Dec. 8. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to Lord Delawar, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay to Charles Lucas, Closet Keeper of the Queen's Chapel, 18d. a day and 10l. per an. for an assistant in his said office: he having petitioned setting forth that he is at great expense for an assistant therein and for his extraordinary disbursements and that there is a necessity of such an assistant to attend at the Closet in our Chapel Royal at the same time that he attends as at our private chapel: upon which petition William Vanbrugh has reported that a like allowance has been made in former reigns and that same may be made to said Lucas from 1704 May 31 when he came into the said employment. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 475–6.
Dec. 8. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells et al., to rectify a mistake in the imprest rolls or certificates so as to charge Thomas Michlethwaite, Treasurer of the Transport Office, with no more than 41l. 9s. 6d. instead of 137l. 2s. 11d. (as directed by Treasurer Oxford's warrant of 11 December and 9 April 1712) as the three per cent. interest on the 4,571l. 12s. 7d. of South Sea Stock in his name.
Prefixing certificate by John Grigsby, Accomptant to the South Sea Company, that of the 4,571l. 12s. 7d. of South Sea Stock standing in the name of said Michlethwaite the sum of 3,270l. 15s. 11d. should have been accounted his private stock and only 1,300l. 16s. 8d. as in his name for the use of the public (“with which must be computed the 81l. 15s. 3d. transferred by him on Aug. 28 last to George Caswell. making together 1,382l. 11s. 11d.”): on which sum of 1,382l. 11s. 11d. the amount of interest for six months is only 41l. 9s. 6d. Money Book XXII, pp. 383–4.
Money order for 440l. to Edward Stables for the clerks, &c., of the House of Commons for their pains and attendance relating to the Act [7 Anne, c. 5] for a General Naturalization and for the losses by them sustained during the continuance of the said Act [until repealed by 10 Anne, c. 9]: to be paid out of the 500,000l. appropriated to the arrears of the Civil List [as by the Act 12 Anne, c. 11]: viz.
£
Edward Stables and Culverwell Needler, clerks assistant attending said House 100
John Hooks, George Coles, James Courthope and Hicks Burrough, four under clerks, 50l. each 200
Thomas Smith, housekeeper [of said House] 30
the four messengers and two doorkeepers of the House and the person who delivers out the votes to the Members 110
£440
Order Book VIII, p. 362.
T. Harley to the Postmaster General enclosing a letter [missing] of the 1st inst. from the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, with a representation made by the Deputy Postmaster at Edinburgh concerning the bonds to be entered into by the masters of the pacquet boats between Port Patrick and Donaghadee, not to import Irish victual or any other prohibited goods. My Lord Treasurer directs you to give instructions that the said masters give bond in the manner proposed. (Same dated Dec. 9 to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, apprising them of these instructions.) Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 93.
Dec. 8. Treasury warrants (on orders in Council of the 6th inst.) to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the following ships from quarantine viz. the Friends Adventure with naval stores from Stockholm. on the petition of John Crowley:
the John and Mary, John Reynolds master, with iron and deals from Gothenburg: on the petition of Samuel Allison:
the Bridget, William England master, with iron, pitch and tar: on the petition of Henry Lyell:
the William, Nicholas Hochsteter master; Anne and Francis, Brown Aynsley master; Marlborough, William Mantle master; New Providence, Tho. Mason master; John and Henry, Jo[h]n Humbly master; Exchange, William Tizard master; Nathaniel, Samuel Rich master, all with bale goods from Hamburg: on the petition of the several masters. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 73.
Dec. 9. Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Price Devereux, Viscount Hereford, of the office of Steward and Keeper of the Courts of Mallaen, Caio, Mableview, Mabedrud, Maenordiloe, Kethynock and the forest of Glencothi and Pennant and Steward and Bailiff of the manors, &c., of the dissolved monastery of Talley, co. Carmarthen, and Steward and Keeper of the Courts of Mavon alias Mavonion, Gwinionedd Ucharden alias Gwinionedd Youcharden, Iscoed Isherwin alias Iscoyd Isherwin, Geneurglyn, Blaen Arrian, Silian and Tal y Sarn Green in Co. Cardigan: as late held by John, late Earl of Carbery, by patent dated 23 July 1702. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 472–3.
Money warrant dormant for 8,000l. per an. as from 1713 July 31 to the Bank of England: without account and without abatement of any kind for taxes or other cause: as over and above their 45,000l. per an. for the better enabling them to circulate all the Exchequer Bills made forth under the Act of 12 Anne, c. 11, for 1,200,000l. and under other the former Acts relating thereto: to be payable out of the general fund as by the Act of 7 Anne, c. 30, or in default thereof out of Exchequer Bills to be dated on the respective quarter days on which the said 8,000l. per an. is payable. Money Book XXII, p. 386.
Money warrant for 800l. to Christopher Rhodes to defray the incident charges of the 500,000l. Lottery on the Civil List revenues [as by the Act 12 Anne, c. 11] as by the patent of 13 Oct. last [appointing Commissioners and Managers for said Lottery]. (Money order dated Dec. 14 hereon.) Ibid., p. 387. Order Book VIII, p. 364.
Money order for 5,250l. to the Commissioners for Trade, being 750l. each to Francis, Lord Guilford, Sir Phillip Meadows, Robert Monckton, Arthur Moore, Sir John Hynd Cotton (five of the present Commissioners) and Francis Gwyn and Thomas Foley (late two of the Commissioners) for three quarters to 1713 June 24 on their 1,000l. per an. each as salary: to be paid out of the 500,000l. appropriated to the arrears of the Civil List. Order Book VIII, p. 362.
Same for 400l. to Sir William Oldes [Oldys], Gentleman Usher Black Rod; for two years to 1713 June 24 on his allowance in lieu of perquisites &c. released to the Crown: to be paid out of the abovesaid 500,000l. Order Book VIII, p. 363.
Dec. 9. Money order for 4l. 11s. 3d. to Sir Christopher Wren for half a year to 1713 June 24 on his patent fee as Comptroller of the Works at Windsor: to be paid, &c., ut supra. Ibid.
Same for 7l. 6s. 3d. to John Ball for same time on his patent fee as Surveyor of said Works: to be paid, ut supra. Ibid., p. 364.
Same for 75l. to the Mayor of Macclesfield for l½ years to 1713 June 24 on the allowance or stipend for a preacher to instruct the people of the town in the service of God by appointment of the bishop of Chester: to be paid out of the abovesaid 500,000l. appropriated &c., ut supra. Ibid., p. 372.
Same for 2,120l. 10s. 11½d. to James, Duke of Montrose, late Keeper of the Privy Seal in Scotland: for one year and 22 days from 1712 Lady day (the day to which he was last paid) to 1713 April 16 (the day on which he was succeeded therein by John, Duke of Atholl): to be paid out of, &c., ut supra. Ibid., p. 398.
T. Harley to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Edwards. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 92.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to use all civility in passing the goods of Monsieur Iberville [Charles François de la Bonde, Sieur d'Iberville], Envoy Extraordinary from France to England, who is upon his setting out for England as my Lord Treasurer is informed by Mr. Prior's letter from Paris. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to same to permit Thomas Joyner to be removed by habeas corpus from the Poultry Compter to the Queen's Bench in view of his age and infirmities.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on his case. He is a prisoner for Customs [bonds] debt. He is 70 years of age, poor and sickly, and Mr. Hammond the principal and the other sureties have the liberty of the rules of the Queen's Bench [Prison] and the Fleet prison though they owed above 5,000l. and petitioner's obligation is reduced to less than 1,000l. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 68–9.
Treasury reference to same of petitions as follow for release of ships from quarantine: viz. John Travers for the Two Brothers, Mathew, Wheat Sheaf, William and Ann.
Henry Norris for the Expedition. Ibid., p. 72.
Presentment [read] from the Customs Commissioners for a moiety of 19l. 10s. 6d. to be allowed to two officers at Harwich for seizing silver. Warrant to be prepared.
Letter [read] about a debt for furnishing provisions to the Garrison of Gibraltar. Referred to Mr. Brydges or Mr. Sloper.
Letter [read] from Secretary Bromley enclosing a memorial from the Danish Envoy for the payment of subsidies to the Troops of that Crown from 15 March 1711 to 11 April 1713. Referred to Mr. Brydges or Mr. Sloper.
Report [read] from the Board of Ordnance. [Write] to the Mayor of Berwick to send an account what sums have been received for the [repair of the] bridge [over the Tweed], how much hath been expended and where and what remains in Bank. Set a day for this.
Petition [read] from six poor sufferers. Referred to Mr. Brydges or Mr. Sloper. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 34.
Dec. 9. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Commissioners for Licensing Hawkers and Pedlars to appoint William Este as Riding Surveyor and General Surveyor of the Duties on Hawkers and Pedlars loco Thomas Wells, dismissed for misdemeanours. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 137.
Royal warrant dated Windsor Castle to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to remit and release to Lady Katherine Jones, daughter of Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, all arrears of the Crown rent of 100l. per an. before 1713 Lady day issuing and payable out of the castle, manor and town of Athlone; the same having been remitted and released by patent dated 1693 April 29 for 21 years; which grant expired at Lady day last 1713: and a clause in the Act of Reassumption of the Irish forfeiture annuls all grants of quit rents or Crown rents since 1688–9 Feb. 13 (except such as were made by reason of the barrenness of the lands charged therewith or in consideration of the discharge of some debt due by the Crown) and the Queen (in accordance with the report of 1711–12 March 20 from the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant) being pleased to remit all the said rent to the said Lady Katharin Jones upon whom the castle and manor of Athlone are settled. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 340–1.
Same to same to pay 740l. to the Agent of the Company of Battle Axe Guards for the new clothing of the said Company, they having worn their present clothing for above 3½ years “by which they are become unfit to appear in public”: as is certified by said Lord Lieutenant's letter of Nov. 24 last on a memorial of Col. Went worth Harman, Captain of said Company. Ibid., p. 343.
Dec. 10. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Stamps Commissioners to repay the Land Tax assessments anno 1713 on salaries of their officers receiving not more than 50l. per an. and on three officers of 55l., 60l. and 70l. per an. salary.
Prefixing: memorial by said Commissioners representing the case of the said officers for relief. Money Book XXII, p. 391.
A like warrant to the Postmasters General to repay the Land Tax assessments annis 1711 and 1712 on the salaries of their officers not receiving more than 60l. per an.
Prefixing: memorial from the Postmasters General for such relief for said officers. Ibid., pp. 391–2.
Money order for 202l. 10s. 0d. to the Officers of Waltham Forest for three quarters to 1713 June 24 on the fees and allowances to the Chief Ranger, Woodward and Keeper respectively of the several walks called Chapel Henault; Walthamstow; Leighton, Welwood [Walwood] and Homefrith; Woodford; Loughton; New Lodge; Lambourne; Chingford; Epping; East Henault; West Henault; and to the four underrangers: to be paid out of the 500,000l. appropriated to the arrears of the Civil List. Order Book VIII, p. 363.
Dec. 10. Letter of direction for 25,000l. to Charles Eversfeild, Paymaster of the Ordnance: out of 1,200,000 Exchequer Bills anno 1713 [as by 12 Anne, c. 11]: and is intended to be applied to Land service [of the Office of Ordnance] anno 1713 and to be paid over to the Bank of England in repayment of 25,000l. advanced to the Ordnance Sept. 18 last on a deposit of 29,062l. tallies on various funds (to wit tallies for 900l. on the General Mortgage anno 1709; 4,900l. on Candles anno 1710; 3,262l. on hops anno 1711 and 20,000l. on the fifteenth 4s. Aid anno 1712). Disposition Book XXII, p. 189.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Thompson, master of the Mary and Ann of Stockton, praying that he may be pardoned for a fault in quarantine. Reference Book IX, p. 147.
Same to the Postmasters General of the petition of the masters of the Harwich pacquet boats, having only six men allowed to each boat; praying an allowance of two more men to each. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Peter Weket and Andrew Hacket, collectors of Excise in Hertford collection, [shewing that] about midsummer 1706 [they] returned their moneys by John Wallis, maltster at Hertford, “who had been long concerned in things of that kind and reputed rich”; that upon the first suspicion of his unfair practice they raised 1,143l. 19s. 2d. by extent on his effects towards the Queen's debt which was 2,959l. 10s. 8d.: that Wallis is now under prosecution in the Exchequer Court: therefore praying that the 1,815l. 11s. 6d. balance on said Wallis's bills and notes may be set in super on him and that petitioners be discharged. Ibid.
Petition read from Dr. Geo. Oswald, son and heir to the deceased Sir James Oswald who was tacksman of Excise, &c. [in Scotland before the Union], praying the discharge of the sums with which the petitioner stands charged in the books of the Exchequer in Scotland on his father's account [see below]. Referred to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland.
Petition read from Peter Wekett and Andrew Hacket, collectors of Excise and Malt in Hertford collection ut supra, praying a warrant for setting as a super on John Wallis the debt now remaining due on the bills and notes of said Wallis who had been concerned for several years in returning money from that collection but is since become bankrupt: the said debt amounting to 1,815l. 11s. 6d.: so that petitioner may be discharged of the same. Referred to the Excise Commissioners. 12 March 1713–4: Report read. Agreed.
Petition [read] from the Officers of the Detachment of Guards “commanded by Brigadier Bissett, Lord Mountjoy and Lieut. General Gorge's Regiments that served in Spain” praying a warrant for payment of money due to them for mule purchase and their maintenance, out of what money is due to Lord Galway as Ambassador, &c. Respited till Mr. Brydges’ accounts of all demands remaining unsatisfied be brought in. 12 July 1714: Letter to my Lord Treasurer read. This is a debt proper to be laid before and examined by the officers that shall be appointed for that purpose.
The Customs Commissioners’ presentment read concerning French. men insulting their [the Customs] officers and firing upon them in execution of their office in endeavouring to prevent running of goods. To be sent to Lord Bolingbroke.
Mr. Jezreel Jones’ petition and [the] report [on it are] read. 20 Jan. 1713–14: Read again and several memorandums entered upon the particulars. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 35.
Dec. 10. Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland of the petition of Dr. George Oswald shewing that his father, Sir James Oswald, deceased, was a tacksman of the Excise and some other branches of the revenue there and stands debtor to her Majesty in the books of the Exchequer; that through bad advice petitioner had served heir to his father and so became personally liable for his vast debts by which his estate and stock are quite swallowed up: therefore prays to be discharged of the sums he stands charged with in the books of Exchequer [see supra, p. 458]. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 461.
Dec. 11. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the South Sea Company to permit Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, to transfer out of the South Sea Stock standing in his name, any sum not exceeding 30,000l. to such persons and in such proportions as shall be specified in a list to be signed by him; being to satisfy and pay bills made forth by the Navy Commissioners on the old Course of that [the Navy] Office. Money Book XXII, p. 387.
Same dormant by same to the Auditor of the Receipt to draw orders for paying bankers’ annuities as follows [representing names of new holders or proprietors whether by assignment, transfer, succession, &c., &c.].
Prefixing: certificate by Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, that the following persons are proprietors of the several annuities following under the respective [original banker] patentees and for the principal sums named:
principal annuity
[under or by assignment from] £ s. d. £ s. d.
Sir Robert Vyner or his executors. Henry Loo, now to be paid to Sarah Loo, his daughter and administratrix 100 0 0 3 0 0
Ann Burgess, widow, now to be paid to Elizabeth Bowden, executrix of Ann Burgess 83 0 0 2 9 9
Edward Conyers, Esq., now to be paid to Elizabeth Vincent, executrix of George Vincent who was executor of Edward Conyers 525 0 0 15 15 0
£708 0 0 £21 4 9
[under or by assignment from]
Gilbert Whitehall or his executors. Jane Fletcher, widow, now to be paid to Thomas Ashby, nephew and administrator of said Fletcher 120 0 0 3 12 0
Don Francho Nicholas De Silva and Donna Juana his wife, now to be paid to Donna Juana his relict and surviving assignee 705 10 0 21 3 4
Francis Lund and Francis Smith, now to be paid to Richard Lissiman in trust as assignee of Daniel Heather and Mary his wife, executors of Francis Smith and John Lund, administrator of Elizabeth Croft and Frances Lund, who was relict and executrix of Francis Lund. 700 0 0 21 0 0
£1,525 10 0 £45 15 4
[under or by assignment from]
Edward Backwell or his executors.
Francis Lund, now to be paid to Gates Clark, Francis Milles and Thomas Vivian, assignees of the statute of bankrupt against John Lund, goldsmith, who was assignee of Francis Lund 392 14 0 11 15 7
Money Book XXII, pp. 388–90.
Dec. 11. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay George Mason 200l. as royal bounty. Ibid., p. 390.
Same by same to Sarah Whitfeild, executrix of Walter Whitfeild, late Paymaster of Marines, to receive and pay into the Exchequer the several sums amounting in all to 4,576l. 11s. 2¼d. which [sums] said Walter Whitfeild did deposit or place in the hands of Nathaniel Jackson, scrivener, and partners. Ibid., p. 395.
T. Harley to the Clerk of the Council in waiting enclosing the following papers to be laid before the Lords of the Council at their next meeting: viz.
memorial from Count Dernath, the Holstein Envoy, about the pay of the Holstein Troops.
the case of Baron Borlé's Regiment of Dragoons with a state of Baron Walef's pretensions and an account from Mr. Brydges’ Office of the amount of half pay per month to Holstein and Walloon Troops.
the case of [Sir] Daniel Carrol's [O'Carroll's] Regiment of Dragoons and of Feilding's and Tyrrel's Regiment of Foot stated by the Secretary at War in a report of Nov. 5 last to her Majesty.
Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 94.
William Lowndes to Mr. Clayton. In the book of arrears of salaries and pensions due at the Exchequer at or before midsummer 1713 which you sent [to me] I find that several sums were inserted which I believe are since satisfied. Please examine the list and make a new certificate. Ibid.
Dec. 11. Same to Lord Bolingbroke. The Attorney General is of opinion that the most proper and expeditious way to compel the town of Hull to repair the banks of the river on the East side of the bridge there, as they ought to do, will be to issue a Commission of Sewers. Please take the Queen's direction herein. Ibid., p. 95.
Same to same. My Lord Treasurer is acquainted by the Customs Commissioners how greatly the Customs officers are endangered and obstructed in their duty and the revenue prejudiced by the French goods run in great quantities from French vessels by force of arms and generally exchanged for wool. Please lay same before the Queen and Council for proper orders to be given thereupon. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Edward Feedam, master of the ship Jonathan of Colchester, praying to be admitted to deliver her lading, she having performed quarantine. Ibid.
Same to the South Sea Company. Hasten your report on the case of the Nevis and St. Christopher sufferers’ debentures. Ibid.
Same to the Tellers of the Receipt. My Lord is informed that the taxes on salaries, pensions, &c., in the Receipt are greatly in arrear. Now that the arrears of such salaries, pensions, &c., are in [course of] paying out of the 500,000l. granted by Parliament you are to take care that the taxes thereon and all arrears thereof be deducted and stopped by you. (The like letter respectively to the Treasurer of the Chamber, the Cofferer of the Household, the Master of the Great Wardrobe and Mr. Nicholas.) Ibid., p. 96.
Treasurer Oxford to the Acting Commissioners [of the Land Tax] for Co. Southampton concerning the arrear of 2,388l. 2s. 7d. on the Land Tax for the present year. I desire you will give such direction therein that the public may not suffer by the delay. I desire you will acquaint me with your proceedings herein.
Like letters to the like Commissioners for Co. Worcester for an arrear of 4,062l.
to ditto for Co. Sussex for 10,594l. 16s. 2½d. arrear on last year's Land Tax and 14,744l. on the first half of the present [year's] Land Tax.
to ditto. for Co. Stafford for 1,831l. 3s. 8½d. arrear on this year's Land Tax.
to ditto for Co. Bucks for 6,471l. arrear on ditto.
to ditto for Co. Herts for 876l. 16s. 10½d. on last year's Land Tax and 4,026l. 4s. 8d. on this year's Land Tax.
to ditto for Co. Gloucester for 2,667l. 7s. 7¼d. on this year's Land Tax.
to ditto for Co. Yorks for 3,366l. on ditto.
to ditto for Co. Salop for 2,666l. 19s. 7d. on ditto.
to ditto for Co. Northants for 5,298l. 0s. 9d. on ditto.
to ditto for Co. Essex for 657l. 6s. 8d. on last year's Land Tax and 6,298l. 5s. 11d. on this year's Land Tax. Ibid., p. 97.
Dec. 11. Petition read from Henrietta Maria Stanihurst praying some payment for her present subsistence. Ordered 75l. Register of Papers Read at the Treasury I, p. 36.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Commissioners for Stamp Duties to stamp for Gabriel Bell of Yarm, Co. Yorks, grocer, 212 dozen cards made in England before 11 June [sic? April] 1711 and shipped on a ship at Stockton for London on the 6 July 1711 and sailed July 10 but by contrary winds did not arrive before the middle of August 1711. whereby it was impossible for them to be stamped by the 1 August as directed by the Act of last session which appoints all cards made before 11 April 1711 to pay a Duty and that all the said cards then [on or before that date] in hand and chargeable by said Act were to be brought to the Stamp Office in London on or before 1 Aug. 1711.
Prefixing: said Bell's petition dated 1712–13 Feb. 11 and report by the Stamps Commissioners thereon. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 137–137b.
Dec. 12. Money order for 2,841l. 13s. 4d. to Montagu, Earl of Abingdon, Warden Chief Justice and Justice in Eyre Trent South, “being so much as the allowance of 1,033l. 6s. 8d. per an. would have amounted to from Xmas 1710 (the commencement of his other salaries of 100l. and 100 marks per an.) to 1713 Michaelmas: to be paid out of the 500,000l. appropriated to Civil List arrears. Order Book VIII, p. 365.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to pay (out of the 100,000l. borrowed from the Bank of England on Malt anno 1713) 20,000l. to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of Marines, which (with the money remaining in his hands for disbanding the Marines) is to be applied towards disbanding Marine Forces at Rochester and Canterbury: and [in the Navy accounts this sum] is to be applied [or charged] to the head of wages. (Same to the Navy Commissioners to make forth a navy bill for said 20,000l.) Disposition Book XXII, p. 190.
T. Harley to the Managers of the Lottery [the Civil List Lottery by 12 Anne, c. 11]. Let my Lord Treasurer know how forward you are in the business of the Lottery and when you propose to begin the drawing thereof. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 95.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The Inspector of Prosecutions in the Exchequer for uncustomed and prohibited goods is requested by his patent to observe instructions from my Lord. Mr. Hugh Orlton, the said Inspector's Deputy, has proposed several matters fit to be framed into instructions therein as herein enclosed [missing]. Please report thereon. Ibid., p. 96.
William Lowndes to the Mayor of Berwick to inform my Lord Treasurer what other profits there be (beside the 100l. a year out of the Exchequer) for repair of the bridge over the Tweed: how much has been received from all these sources and how much expended in the said repair and what now remains in bank for this service. Ibid., p. 97.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Tin of the petition of Samuell Osborne and Charles Pellew et al. shewing that being employed by the merchants before the tin contracts were made they quarterly carried to London the major part of the tin made in Cornwall and were paid 1l. 3s. 0d. per ton in time of war and 1l. in time of peace and that they are forbid shipping off any tin but in the summer season and are reduced to the certain price of 1l. to their great loss: therefore desiring that they may be employed quarterly as when [they were] in the service of the merchants. Reference Book IX, p. 150.
Dec. 12. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to stay prosecutions against William Abraham Bodens, late collector at Drogheda, for 12 months so that he may have the liberty of his person.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on said Bodens' petition. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 342–3.
Dec. 13. Establishment under the royal sign manual for the Foot Regiments commanded by Col. Edmund Feilding and Col. James Tyrell: to commence from 1711 April 25, when they embarqued from Ireland for our service in Portugal (Total Establishment for 11 Companies and one Company of Grenadiers 26,359l. 1s. 8d. per an.) Ibid., p. 368.
Dec. 14. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay 50l. to John Blair, clerk, as royal bounty. Money Book XXII, p. 395.
Dec. 15. Money warrant for 75l. to the executors of Charles Gifford for 1696 Xmas quarter on his pension granted by Charles II to be paid out of the [Civil List] arrears of the late King [William III]. Ibid., p. 20.
Money order dormant for 8,000l. per an. to the Bank of England for one year on their extra allowance for circulating Exchequer Bills, ut supra, p. 455. Order Book VIII, p. 382.
Money order for 30l. 3s. 4d. to Michael Studholme for half a year to 1713 June 24 on his allowance of 3s. 4d. a day for travelling charges: to be paid out of the 500,000l. appropriated to Civil List arrears. Ibid., p. 365.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to continue the issue of 75l. per week to Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of the Works, as from 14 Dec. inst. to Jan. 15 next in continuance of the letter of Oct. 15 last, supra, pp. 386–7: to be paid over by him to Mr. Wise on account of the new works in Windsor House Park. (Same to said Dartiquenave to so pay same.) Disposition Book XXII, p. 195.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed draft privy seal [missing] for allowing several sums in Mr. Brydges’ account for the year 1708 [as Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad]. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 98.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland. My Lord Treasurer has given two months’ leave of absence to Mr. Edgar, Inspector of the Outports in Scotland. Out Letters (North Britain) II. p. 463.
Dec. 15. Report by William Blathwaite to Treasurer Oxford concerning the payment to Lady Charlotte Lovelace of warrants amounting to 308l. 7s. 10d. issued to Lord Lovelace, her late husband, while the was Governor of New York, payable out of the revenues of that Province, as also the sum of 172l. 17s. 8d. disbursed by the said Lord for the subsistence of Palatines. The revenues for the support of her Majesty's Government in the said Province having been heretofore granted by Act of Assembly for term of years and raised by certain Duties on imports and exports, and the Act for raising the said Duties being expired ever since the 18th of May 1708 the present Governor has not been able to prevail with the Assembly to settle or continue the like revenue, as is absolutely necessary and is practised in all other Plantations under her Majesty's Government: that there being no other revenue within that province applicable to that use excepting what arises to her Majesty by quit rents which are made use of toward the maintenance of the present Governor and which hitherto have not amounted to above 300l. per an. one year with another, such other monies as are raised by the Assembly from time to time being appropriated to certain uses prescribed by them and paid and appointed by themselves to the derogation of her Majesty's authority and prejudice of her Government; in consideration whereof the Lord Commissioners for Trade and Plantations having proposed the raising of that revenue by Act of Parliament upon refusal of the Assembly to pursue their former method, it has been ordered by her Majesty in Council in March last to be laid before the Parliament, which was accordingly done; and if enacted would have had the desired effect and satisfied the just demands of her [? Lady Lovelace] and others, although the raising and continuing this revenue as formerly might have been and may be otherwise in the more regular and usual manner brought about but whereas the doing hereof would require some considerable time and so disappoint her Ladyship of such speedy payments of her warrants as is mentioned in Mr. Harley's letter I do not see any other method for effecting thereof than that it be done in consideration of her Ladyship's circumstances out of her Majesty's bounty and secret service money; unless it appears that there is yet remaining in the Exchequer such sum of money granted by Parliament for paying the surplusage of 30 per cent. accruing by the difference in value of money current in New York from sterling money upon clearing the arrears to the Forces there which would properly satisfy her Ladyship. And as to the sum of 172l. 17s. 8d. paid by Lord Lovelace to the Palatines by her Majesty's order, as is mentioned in the abstract of the sum disbursed by his Lordship hereunto annexed [missing], I see no other method for payment thereof than from her Majesty's bounty aforesaid. [The passage italicised above is underlined in the original, but manifestly by a later hand. This later hand has written in the margin “N.B. a very extraordinary clause, very well worth considering how far applicable to the present disputes.”] Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) III, pp. 90–1.