Warrant Books: January 1713, 1-15

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

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January 1713, 1-15

Letters Patent, Privy Seals, Royal Sign Manuals and Warrants, Treasury Warrants, Commissions, Orders, Letters, Memorials, Reports and Other Entries: All Not of the Nature of Treasury Minutes.
Jan. 2.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Nehemiah Arnold, Humphry Brent, Thomas Cornwallis and Christopher Tilson (the Commissioners appointed for taking in tickets of the two Lotteries [authorised by the Acts 10 Anne, c. 18 and c. 19, for the service] anno 1712 and for delivering out the standing orders in exchange for the same) to divide the premiums or benefits of 2,000l. or upwards therein into several standing orders of not less than 500l. each as follows. In performing the business (for which you are appointed) of taking in the tickets as well in the Lottery with tickets at 10l. each as in the Lottery with tickets at 100l. each (both Lotteries for raising 1,800,000l. each for the year 1712) and giving out standing orders in exchange for such tickets, the persons entitled to benefits of 2,000l. or upwards may be desirous of dividing such large premiums or benefits into standing orders for lesser sums as is authorised by the respective Acts for the said Lotteries, so as [or on the condition that] no such divided premium or benefit be for less than 500l. and the interest. You are hereby authorised and required to carry this out at the desire of such owner: the new orders to be numbered as if there had only one order been made out. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 34.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Adolphus Meetkerke proposing his securities, detailed, as nominated Receiver for the third quarter of the Land Tax and of the arrears for the first and second quarter, for Co. Herts. (Followed by: (1) report dated Jan. 16 from said Commissioners on the sufficiency of the said sureties: and (2) Commission dated Jan. 22 by Treasurer Oxford to said Meetkerke. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 100, 130.
Jan. 3. Letter of direction for 1,500l. to Secretary the Earl of Dartmouth: for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XXII, p. 90.
William Lowndes to the Taxes Commissioners. In answer to my Lord Treasurer's letter of the 3rd inst. [ult.] to the Acting Commissioners for Co. Gloucester he has received two letters, one from James Furney, Mayor of Gloucester, concerning the arrears on that city, the other from three of the Acting Commissioners of the Lower Parts of the Hundreds of Kiftsgate and Tewkesbury concerning the arrears on those Hundreds. I am to enclose these [missing] to you for your perusal. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 324.
Same to Col. Farmer. Send my Lord Treasurer an account what contract you have made for furnishing Port Mahon with bread for three months and at what rate. Ibid.
Jan. 5. Same to the Navy Commissioners. The Navy Treasurer has applied to my Lord Treasurer for 400l. for the purchase of a term in a house in Co. Middlesex, adjoining the Admiralty and for the convenience of the Admiralty, which belongs to Robert West. My Lord has considered that matter and approves the purchase. Please make out a Navy bill for payment of said 400l. accordingly: to be issued out of the sale of old stores. Disposition Book XXII, p. 80.
Same to Mr. Scobell, dated Westminster. I received yours a week ago, but could not speak with my Lord Treasurer, who has been ever since very ill of a fever, not able to stir out of his own house, but newly out of his bed, though (God be thanked) he is at present much amended. I cannot be insensible that it imports the Queen's service not only in point of profit upon the ensuing Peace (which we take here to be very sure) but in many other respects to preserve the [tin] farm by performing the agreement on the Queen's part, whereunto I shall readily contribute my best endeavours. I can say no more till I have communicated your letter to my Lord. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 324.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Greene, late a boatman and tidesman at Harwich, shewing that he has faithfully discharged his place for 22 years, but in an altercation gave a fellow boatman a box on the ear, for which his deputation has been taken from him without [his] being heard before the Customs Commissioners: therefore praying to be restored. Reference Book IX, p. 103.
Jan. 6. Letter of direction for 28l. 11s. 8d. to Hugh Reason, Sheriff of Sussex, for an overpayment, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, pp. 420–1. (The money order “lately signed” is not entered.) Disposition Book XXII, p. 81.
Jan. 7. Money warrant for 191l. 8s. 0d. to William Nicoll for the surplusage on his account as Sheriff of Co. Beds. for the latter part of the year ended at Michaelmas 1712.
Prefixing: Certificate by Fran. Neale, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, of the said surplusage, as arising by payments to George King, Thomas Hurst, Richard Pollard for apprehending Richard Taylor, John Smith, Edward Seares and William Drage, alias Thomas Coles, for robberies on the highway and Samuel Pruddon for a burglary. (Money order dated Feb. 3 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1712–13, Feb. 26 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 119. Order Book VIII, p. 278. Disposition Book XXII, p. 96.
Same for 2,420l. to Charles, Earl of Peterborough, as Minister at the Court of Vienna, viz. 1,820l. for ordinary and 600l. for extraordinaries, to wit for six months May 1 last to Oct. 30 last on his ordinary of 10l. a day and for one bill of extraordinaries for same time.
Appending: said bill of extraordinaries, dated Whitehall Dec. 9 last, as allowed by Secretary Bolingbroke “as being within the Regulation of extraordinaries given to Ambassadors”:
for my journey to Milan, to Venice, to Vienna, to Turin and the same journey repeated and other journeys besides 440
for postage of letters, pacquets and expresses 80
for intelligences 40
for stationery wares 40
(Money order dated Jan. 13 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 122. Order Book VIII, p. 264.
Jan. 7. Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the Stamp Office salary bill for 1712 Xmas quarter: total 1,205l., being the same as for the previous quarter save for the salary of Mr. Lloyd, one of the Commissioners, which is computed to 1712 Oct. 28, the day of his death. Money Book XXII, p. 123.
Treasurer Oxford to John Howe, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, to state an account with the Bank of England for the interest accrued on tallies and orders for 58,500l. on the fifteenth 4s. Aid deposited with said Bank as security for 53,245l. 11s. 11¼d. lent by the Bank to said Howe 1712 May 16, to wit the interest accrued from the respective dates of the said tallies and orders until the date of said Howe's assigning them [to the Bank as hereby intended] and likewise for the interest due to the Bank on their said loan up to the date of such assignment: and thereupon to assign to the Bank the tallies and orders for the said sum of 53,245l. 11s. 11¼d. and all the interest accrued thereon for their satisfaction. The accrued interest hereon is to be charged to you in your account and the interest you pay to the Bank for the loan is to be allowed to you in your account.
Prefixing: memorial dated 1712 Nov. 25 from said Howe to the Lord Treasurer for leave to so assign; the Bank having signified that they are willing to take repayment in the said tallies. The tallies are payable after the sum of 1,813,220l. 8s. 5½d. charged on the said Aid. Disposition Book XXII, p. 83.
William Lowndes to Secretary Bolingbroke enclosing a letter [missing] from the Secretary of the Customs with the copy [missing] of a letter [sent to them] from the officers of Bristol [port] relating to the ship Victory fitting out there, touching which ship the Swedish Minister some time since presented a memorial to you. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 325.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Henry Ferne, the Customs Cashier, to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for 1712 Xmas quarter for making a particular account of the Customs. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 1.
Jan. 7.
and 9.
Same by same for payment of same quarter's salary bill of the outports: total 9,769l. 1s. 3d.
and of London port: total 7,434l. 11s. 6d.
and of the Customs officers in the Plantations: for half a year to 1712 Xmas: total 1,775l. Ibid., pp. 1–2.
Jan. 7. Subscription by same for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated 1712 Nov. 29 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to the Honble. Grey Maynard, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, of three draw up window curtains of blue lutestring [lustring] with silk line and tassels of the same for the Queen's Closet at Hampton Court; and two draw up window curtains of yellow lutestring with silk line and tassels of the same for the Waiting Room there, and also to give order that the silver galloon of the old curtains be put on the new curtains: at an estimate of 110l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 4.
The like for a same of same date to same to deliver to William Crofts liveries for the children of the Chapel for the year 1712 with all particulars thereto: at an estimate of 270l. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Harley to Edward Harley, one of the Auditors of Imprests, to allow in the account of James Herbert, deceased, late Receiver General of Prizes, 400l. for the labour and pains of himself and instruments in his said receipt after the suppressing of the several offices of Sub-Treasurers or Deputy Receivers of Prizes which before were a great charge to the public: and likewise 127l. for extraordinary clerks in preparing and making over again two of his accounts for the Commissioners of Accounts and another for the Parliament in a particular form prescribed by them, in regard the said Herbert had many years before passed several of his accounts in the Exchequer.
Prefixing: report by Robert Benson, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on the said two cravings. Herbert was appointed by patent dated 1689 Aug. 29 and the revocation of same was dated 1699 June 10. Ibid., p. 35.
Same by same to Francis Nicholson, Commissioner to enquire of certain matters in North America, to give all necessary orders and directions to John Netmaker (Nettmaker), “who is to accompany you in this voyage,” for the packing, consigning and disposing of the stores of war which were brought back by the said Netmaker from the Canada Expedition and remained in his custody: Netmaker having been appointed by royal commission dated 1710–11 March 1 to be Commissary of the Stores of War and Provisions for the Forces then going on the said Expedition to Canada under Brigadier John Hill: the said stores so brought back by him being here detailed in a schedule in accordance with the Lord Treasurer's direction. Ibid., pp. 36–7.
[?] Entry of Treasurer Oxford's signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to John Parsons of several lands and tenements in Co. Yorks, being parcel of the estate of Sir Thomas Gascoigne, bart., outlaw. Ibid., p. 37.
[?] The like of the docquet of the lease to Francis Gwyn of a piece of land in Scotland Yard, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, pp. 416–17, for 27½ years at a rent of 6s. 8d. per an. and fine of 500l. Ibid.
Jan. 7. Treasurer Oxford to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Anne, widow of Major General La Meloniere, praying the continuance of the pension allowed to her late husband. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 296.
Jan. 8. Royal sign manual dated St. James's 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 Jan. 9 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 13 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXV, p. 332. Order Book VIII, p. 263.
Money warrant for 1712 Xmas quarter to the Ladies of the Bedchamber as follows: viz.
500l. to Elizabeth, Duchess of Somerset, as Groom of the Stole and First Lady of the Bedchamber.
250l. each to the Ladies of the Bedchamber, viz. Frances, Countess of Scarborough; Anne, Countess of Abingdon; Jane, Countess of Rochester; Rachel, Duchess of Devonshire; Mary, Duchess of Ormonde; Juliana, Countess Dowager of Burlington; Anne Charlott, Lady Fretchville; Lady Katherine Hyde.
125l. each to the Women of the Bedchamber, viz. Lady Masham, Beata Danvers, Agnata Cowper, Alice Hill, Isabella Hartstongue, Mary Fielding.
75l. each to the Maids of Honour, viz. Jane Kingdon, Mary Forrester, Anne Wyvill, Susanna Yelverton, Jane Warburton, Sarah Slingsby.
(Letter of direction dated Jan. 16 hereon.) Money Book XXII, p. 117. Disposition Book XXII, p. 86.
Same for 150l. to Thomas Coke for same quarter as Vice Chamberlain of the Household. (Money order dated Jan. 10 hereon.) (Letter of direction, ut supra.) Money Book XXII, p. 117. Order Book VIII, p. 205. Disposition Book XXII, p 86.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay 600l. to Richard Marshall, Master of her Majesty's Stud, as well towards defraying the established salaries of himself and others under him employed about the said Studd from Feb. 1 last as for the charge of hay, oats and all other provision for the same from that time. Money Book XXII, p. 119.
Same by same to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, to pay (out of money, tallies or other effects in your hands) 131,569l. 17s. 6d. to Robert Knight, Cashier to the South Sea Company, being the Deficiency of the funds at Dec. 25 last towards answering or making good to the said Corporation the 144,069l. 17s. 6d. for the [said] quarter on the annual sum of 568,279l. 10s. 0d. for interest and 8,000l. per an. for charges of management: all in accordance with the Act of 9 Anne, c. 15, for making good Deficiencies and for erecting the said Company.
Prefixing: certificate by Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, that in the said last Xmas quarter there has been paid to the said Company (in part of said quarter's interest) only 12,500l. out of the Duties on salt and rock salt, “being the whole and the only Duties that have arisen or have been paid into the Receipt of her Majesty's Exchequer within the said quarter of the several impositions and Duties which are granted by the said Act for and towards making good the said annual sum.” Ibid., p. 120.
Jan. 8. Same by same to same to borrow from Sir James Bateman, Sir Ambrose Crowley, Aldermen of London, Sir Theodore Janssen and Samuel Ongley the sum of 130,000l. at 6 per cent. interest; for the service of the Navy and Victualling; upon the credit of 200,000l. in South Sea Stock, to be assigned, mortgaged and transferred to them out of the stock standing in the name of the Navy Treasurer for the use of the public; they first executing an indenture of defeazance to reassign same if said 130,000l. with interest be repaid on or before April 8 next. A copy of the said indenture is to be hereby transmitted to the Lord Treasurer with a certificate of all matters done in pursuance hereof. The money so to be borrowed is to be applied to the public uses whereto the said stock would have been applicable. Ibid., pp. 126–7.
Letter of direction for 1,236l. 19s. 0d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of Contributions on the Class Lottery anno 1712: as in further part of 475,385l. 7s. 8¼d. for the war in Spain anno 1712 and is intended for the subsistence to several Officers, here, belonging to Regiments serving in Port Mahon and Gibraltar from the respective days they were last paid to the 21st Dec. last to enable them to repair to their command. Disposition Book XXII, p. 82.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Taxes to report on the enclosed papers [missing] from Mr. Albert, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Worcester, wherein he prays, to be turned over to the Fleet [prison] in order to have more liberty to prosecute his affairs both for the benefit of the Crown and himself. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 325.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed cases [missing] concerning the Chapel of Bewdly, with the statute of 34 Hy. VIII, c. 16, section 116. Ibid. (fn. 1)
Thomas Harley to Mr. Carkesse to acquaint the [Customs] Board that my Lord Treasurer has given leave to Mr. Brydges to go into the country for a month as his father is dangerously ill. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Sir Roger Mostyn enclosing for his consideration a letter [missing] sent to the Lord Treasurer dated from Chichester Jan. 7 representing the ill state of the Marines that are quartered in and about that place. Ibid.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of John Thorowkettle's bill of 14l. 10s. 0d. for 1712 Xmas quarter as Messenger of the Chamber attending the Lord Treasurer. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 2.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Cashier to pay said John Thorowkettle 14l. 10s. 0d. for same quarter as Messenger of the Chamber attending the Customs. Out Letters(Customs) XVI, p. 2.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Nathaniel Rich, gent., late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Essex, shewing that he made early and punctual payments into the Exchequer amounting to 1,116,538l. for all the time of his Receipt, but by the alteration in the coin and other losses did fail in his payments: therefore praying allowance of 1,722l. 5s. 0d. for the extraordinary charges in his receipt. Reference Book IX, p. 104.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Vernon et al., sureties of John Weston, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Surrey, shewing that they had all Weston's estate made over to them as a counter security and were only bound for the Land Tax, not knowing that he was Receiver of the Window Tax, but at the time of his failure were obliged by the then Treasury Lords to enter into fresh bonds for the Window Tax arrear: that they have of their own money paid 6,278l. 2s. 0d. into the Exchequer and have been at 477l. 12s. 3d. charges: but there still remains a debt of 2,909l. 17s. 5d. of which William Weston and Joseph Sturt (two of the said sureties) absolutely refuse to bear their part: therefore praying process against Sturt and stay of process against themselves. Ibid.
Allowance by Treasurer Oxford of the Civil List, detailed, of Scotland for the quarter ended 1712 Dec. 25: total 5,282l. 15s. 4 10/12d. As compared with the previous quarter's Civil List, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, pp. 477–9, this list shows the following changes, viz.: five items of the former list have disappeared: James Fairbairn from the list of Heraulds, he having died 2 Aug. 1712; John Lammy for 10l. as royal bounty; Mrs. Hanah Livingston for part of her 60l. per an. bounty; Archibald Douglas, Receiver General, for his additional allowance; Thomas Halliburton, Professor of Divinity in St. Andrew's University, he having died 1712 Sept. 23. In the present list the following items are new, viz. James Hamilton of Pencaitland from 14 Aug. 1712, being the date of his commission in the list of Lords of Session, to 25 Dec. 1712, 110l. 11s. 4d.; the executors of John Law from 1 May 1712 to 24 Dec. 1712, 27l. 5s. 11 10/12d.: for Bedman's gowns and small charities on her Majesty's birthday, 108l. 6s. 8d.; James Bayne, in part of 20l. yearly as her Majesty's bounty from 24 June 1712 to 25 Dec. 1712, 8l. 1s. 0d.,“the rest [of the Queen's bounty to him being] stated on the Charity Roll.” Out Letters (North Britain) II, pp. 400–3.
Same by same of the same quarter's list of the Queen's charities and bounties: total 500l.: the list being the same as that of the preceding quarter, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, p. 479, save only [the abovesaid] Mr. Bayne who is here inserted for 1l. 19s. 0d. as part of 20l. per an., “the rest being [already] on the Establishment.” Ibid., p. 403.
Jan. 9. Warrant by same to the Governor &c. of the South Sea Company to permit John How, Paymaster General of Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces, to transfer (out of the 138,265l. 9s. 1d. [remaining of 168,100l.] subscribed into South Sea Stock for the public in accordance with the warrant of 1711 July 19, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, p. 377) the sum of 2,322l. 1s. 2d. to Francis Sawle in full satisfaction of a royal warrant of 1711–12 Jan. 3 for clothing furnished by him for the seven Companies of Invalids doing duty at the Tower and Portsmouth. Money Book XXII, p. 121.
Jan. 9. Allowance by same of the salary bill and of the incidents' bill, detailed, of the Office of the Hackney Coaches Commissioners for 1712 Xmas quarter: totals respectively 200l. 10s. 0d. and 88l. 8s. 7d. Ibid.
Money warrant for 25,006l. 5s. 8d. to the Bank of England for three months to 1712 Xmas on their 3 per cent. allowance for circulating Exchequer Bills: and is to be satisfied as follows, viz. 13,327l. 8s. 6d. thereof out of so much which has arisen in the Exchequer in the said quarter on the Two Thirds Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage applicable to this service by the Act of 7 Anne, c. 30; and the remaining 11,678l. 17s. 2d. out of Exchequer Bills to be made forth by the Auditor of the Receipt and dated 1712 Dec. 25.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer Bills issued up to 1712 Xmas and the interest due to the Bank for circulating same:
£ s. d.
on 3,321,212l. 10s. 0d. Exchequer Bills issued before 29 Sept. 1712: one quarter from 1712 Sept. 29 to Dec. 25 24,909 1 10½
on 5,000l. Exchequer Bills issued 1712 Sept. 30 for discharge of interest 35 6 10
on 2,500l. Exchequer Bills issued Oct. 23 for circulation 12 18 10¾
on 5,000l. Exchequer Bills issued Nov. 3 for discharge of interest 21 7
on 5,000l. Exchequer Bills issued Nov. 18 for discharge of interest 15 4
on 5,000l. Exchequer Bills issued Nov. 25 for discharge of interest 12 6
£25,006 5 8
total of Exchequer Bills issued up to 1712 Dec. 25 £3,343,712 10 0
Ibid., pp. 123–4.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to borrow 50,000l. from Mathew Decker upon a deposit of 60,000l. South Sea Stock: repayable before March 9 with [6 per cent.] interest. Ibid., p. 128.
William Lowndes to Mr. Clark, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Hereford. Some time since the Taxes Commissioners by order of the Lord Treasurer sent you a scheme for giving them an account of the charge, receipt, arrear, payments and remittances for the Aids and taxes for which you are Receiver, as you proceed on your receipt and on pain of dismissal. It appears by a representation from the said Commissioners that you have not complied therewith. Unless you comply with it in every particular by the — inst. as far as relates to the present year's Land Tax and House Duties and pay in your receipts for the past half year thereof you will incur my Lord's utmost displeasure. (The like letter to Sir Robert Harrison, Receiver General for Co. Oxford.) Out Letters (General) XX, p. 326.
Jan. 9. William Lowndes to the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital. In yours of the 7th inst. to my Lord you propose a reward of 20s. for each discovery of frauds in certificates produceable to you for the admission of persons into the Hospital. My Lord leaves it to your judgment to propose a reward, but is of opinion that 20s. to the discoverer may be sufficient encouragement instead of having 20s. for every discovery.
As to that part of your letter which concerns the taking in custody the several persons to be brought before you at your next meeting it's proper for her Majesty's messengers to be concerned therein: but the Governor of the Hospital himself may take such methods as he thinks proper and are legal. Ibid., p. 327.
Jan. 9
and 10.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order of the Queen in Council dated Jan. 8 for discharging from quarantine the ship Pelican, Lewis Packer master, with iron and deals from Stockholm: on the petition of David Watson.
the Unity, Robert Lister master, from Stockholm and Dantzig: and the Friends' Increase, Cornelius Martin master, laden with deals, linen and potashes: both on the petition of Randolph Knipe.
the Mary, Henry Lund master, from Hamburg with linen and wood: on the petition of Edward Gould.
the Anne galley, John Mogridge master: from Hamburg with bail goods: on the petition of William Davenport. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 3.
Jan. 10. Same by same to the Governor &c. of the South Sea Company to permit Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, to transfer (out of the 1,421,274l. 4s. 0d. subscribed by him for the public into South Sea Stock by the warrant of 1712 April 23 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, p. 252) 6,000l. to such persons and in such proportions as shall be specified in a list to be signed by him: being to pay and satisfy bills made forth by the Victualling Commissioners on the Old Course of the Victualling. Money Book XXII, p. 122.
Money warrant for 910l. to James Scott, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Poland: being (with 455l. already issued to him by way of advance) to satisfy nine months or 273 days from 1711 May — (the day of his departure out of the presence) to 1711–12 Jan. 29 on his ordinary. (Money order dated Jan. 12 hereon.) Ibid., p. 123. Order Book VIII, p. 264.
Money order for 300l. to Walter Douglas for one quarter due Jan. 8 inst. on his allowance of 1,200l. per an. for his support and as in lieu of all presents from the Assemblies, to him as Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Leeward Caribbee Islands. Order Book VIII, p. 297.
Thomas Harley to John Howe [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons] to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Edward, Earl of Clarendon, who commanded one of the Independent Companies at New York, praying payment of 746l. 13s. 0d. for respits of the said Company. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 326.
Jan. 10. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Astell, merchant, praying the discharge of several ships from quarantine. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Board of Works of the petition of Ambrose Norton, Surveyor of her Majesty's Stables, representing that the Commissioners for executing the office of Master of the Stables find the necessary repairs for the Stables at the Mews in London and Kensington to be large and desire order for executing same. Reference Book IX, p. 105.
Jan. 12. Money order for 50l. to John Yeomans for one quarter to Jan. 10 inst. on his allowance as Lieutenant Governor of Antigua. Order Book VIII, p. 297.
Confirmation by Treasurer Oxford of a money warrant of 1710–11 March 8 for 187l. 10s. 0d. to John Rayner, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, p. 188, under date 1710–11 Feb. 28. Ibid., p. 46.
Letter of direction for 2,883l. 5s. 8½d. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of Contributions on the Class Lottery anno 1712: and is to be paid over to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of Marines, for subsistence from 1712 Aug. 25 to Oct. 24 to the Marines now on shore: and is to be taken as part of 589,839l. 17s. 4d. to make good the Deficiency of the grants anno 1711. (William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners dated same day to make out a Navy bill accordingly.) Disposition Book XXII, p. 82.
William Lowndes to the Secretary at War enclosing for his consideration two petitions [both missing], the one of Edward Douglas as late Commissary of Stores in Spain, and the other of Lieut. Walker, late of Col. Wills' Regiment of Marines; both [praying] for half pay. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 327.
Jan. 12, 20, 23. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to appoint Thomas Lambard of Sevenoaks as Surveyor General of the riding officers for guarding the coast of Kent and Sussex loco Henry Baker, whose deputation is hereby determined.
John Winington as a watchman, London port, loco William Trinder, deceased.
Richard Prynn as tidesman and boatman at Starcross in Exeter port loco Thomas Langdon, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 4, 5.
Jan. 12. Treasury reference to the Transports Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Vernon, owner of the ship Smirna Merchant, which was let to the said Commissioners and lost on the rocks in the river of Canada: petitioner shewing that by the charterparty the value appraised at 3,200l. should be paid to the owners: therefore praying payment. Reference Book IX, p. 104.
Jan. 13. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Spencer Compton to pay Col. Philip Howard 100l. as royal bounty.
100l. to the Right Honble. Keneth, Lord Duffus, as same. Money Book XXII, p. 124.
Money warrant for 250l. to William Borret (who is employed in soliciting and taking care of divers law suits and other prosecutions for her Majesty's service) for half a year to Xmas 1712 on his allowance of 500l. per an. in lieu as well of all termly and other fees as for clerkship, coach hire and other such charges incident to the execution of his office. (Money order dated Jan. 15 hereon.) Ibid., p. 125. Order Book VIII, p. 264.
Same for 182l. to Sir George Beaumont, Robert Byerley and Edward Nicholas, Commissioners for executing the office of Keeper of the Privy Seal, in the absence of John, Bishop of Bristol: and is for half a year 1712 June 23 to Dec. 22 on the allowance of 20s. a day. Money Book XXII, p. 125.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed representation [missing] from the Postmasters [General] concerning the great loss the Post Office is like to suffer by the passage boats set up to go weekly between the River [of Thames] and Rotterdam, in which great numbers of passengers, pacquets and letters are presumed to be always conveyed. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 327.
Same to Mr. Brydges [Paymaster of Forces Abroad] to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from Monsieur Bonet, the King of Prussia's Resident, applying for the arrears due on his said Majesty's subsidies [payable by England]. Ibid., p. 328.
Same to the Governor of Chelsea Hospital to send to the Lord Treasurer a state of the contracts for provisions furnished to Chelsea College within these three years past. (The like letter to the Governors of Greenwich Hospital.) Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Wilcox, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, of the petition of the bridge master of the town of Maidenhead shewing that James II. granted three oaks every third year out of Cookham and Bray for repair of said bridge: but same have not been received for 17 years past: and the bridge, standing on a very great road, is become very ruinous: therefore praying not only the said arrears but also a further allowance of timber. Reference Book IX, p. 105.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Wise of London, tobacco merchant, who is considerably indebted for Customs, praying leave to apply to Parliament for an Act for compounding same (see infra, p. 201, under date May 5). Ibid.
Jan. 14. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Governor &c. of the South Sea Company to permit Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, to assign 21,339l. 1s. 7d. of South Sea Stock [standing in his name for the use of the public] to any persons who will advance the like sum to him in money. Money Book XXII, p. 125.
Letter of direction for 21,339l. 1s. 7d. to Thomas Micklethwayte, Treasurer and Paymaster for the Transport Service: out of the moneys now remaining in the Exchequer of Contributions on the Class Lottery anno 1712: and is for the Transport service. (William Lowndes to said Micklethwayte dated same day to pay same forthwith to Charles Cæsar upon his transferring to you the like sum in South Sea Stock, “which stock is to be applied by you to the Transport service.”) (William Lowndes to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy, dated same day, apprising him of the said transfer. My Lord Treasurer directs you to apply the said sum to discharge the men from her Majesty's ships for reducing their number to the middle complement, under the head of Wages.) Disposition Book XXII, p. 84.
William Lowndes to the Governor of the Bank of England. My Lord Treasurer is much importuned by the persons concerned in the Million Bank to agree that the charter desired by them may pass, in as much as the Bank of England (as they allege) have no objections against it. My Lord desires to know when you would [desire to be] heard in case you have any objection against what is desired. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 328.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing an anonymous letter [missing] signed S.B. sent to my Lord Treasurer by the Penny Post pretending to discover great abuses and indirect practices in the Customs. Ibid., p. 329.
Jan. 15. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise and command Spencer Compton to deliver over to Charles Scarburgh in trust for the Queen the parcels of silver plate to the value of 2,718l. 14s. 10½d. mentioned in the inventory as follows: all by reason that the privy seal of 1710 Dec. 13 recited that the Queen's Consort, the late Prince George of Denmark, died intestate and John Smith and Sir Charles Hedges were nominated by the Queen to take out administration of his personal estate for the Queen's use, which they did and thereupon exhibited in the Prerogative Court an inventory of the said Prince's goods, chattels and credits, real and personal, amounting to 37,923l. 3s. 0d., one moiety whereof by the laws of this realm does belong to the Queen: and that for the ease of the said administration the Queen (amongst other things) accepted several parcels of silver plate to the value of 2,718l. 14s. 10½d. as part of the said moiety, which are the same which remain in the keeping of the said Compton. The said Compton is hereby to be discharged from same. Queen's Warrant Book XXV, pp. 333–4.
J. Harley to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Paul, Commander of her Majesty's ship Hastings, concerning two informations exhibited against him in the Exchequer Court for running wine. Meanwhile please direct your Solicitor to forbear process against said Paul till my Lord's further order. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 329.
William Lowndes to Mr. Southwell to lay before the Privy Council at their next meeting, for their orders thereon, the enclosed report [missing] from the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, about unloading (without airing) the cargo of the ship James of Dumfries, lately arrived from Dantzic, Robert Allen master. Out Letters (General) XX, p. 329.
Jan. 15. William Lowndes to the Earl of Portmore to report on the enclosed estimate [missing] which has been laid before my Lord Treasurer by Mr. Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, to wit of the sums necessary to pay up the subsistence of the several Regiments belonging to the Garrison of Gibraltar and the other heads of the service there from 23 Dec. 1712 to 23 March following, “in which many articles are comprehended that require particular consideration, viz. those of subsistence to supernumerary men, invalids and unmounted Dragoons.” Ibid., p. 330.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to give reasonable allowances to William Abraham Bodens, late Collector of Drogheda, on the account as follows and to assist him in the recovery of the bills therein and to stay proceedings against him for three months and to enlarge his person.
Prefixing: report from said Commissioners dated 1711–12 Feb. 2 on his case.
Followed by: said Boden's account from 1710 March 25 to 1711 Aug. 31 as Collector of the port and district of Drogheda:
£ s. d.
as stated by Francis Sadler, Surveyor General 3,920 0 71/8
cash defrauded by his clerk, Nathaniel Marriott, being cash not accounted for when Bodens went to Dublin to pass his accounts 980 13 7
other forgeries and frauds of said Marriot 1,562 19 25/8
fees for the port 283 6 8
bonds, acquittances &c. 156 5 6
balance due “to” [sic for from] this accountant, being cash, Excise and quit rents received under forged acquittances &c. 936 15 8
£3,920 0 75/8
Out Letters (Ireland) IX, pp. 297–9.


  • 1. The reference in the text is probably intended for Act 34–35 Henry VIII. c. 26, clause LVI, which, saving always their liberties and franchises, prescribes that the town of Bewdeley, which is within the parish of Ribbesford in the countie of Wigorn, and all the ground and soil of the said town shall be from henceforth annexed and made parcel of the county of Wigorn, and be within the Hundred of Dodingtre.