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Warrant Books: July 1714, 21-24

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 28, 1714. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1955.

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July 1714, 21-24

July 21. Royal sign manual for 1,200l. to Francis Manning, late her Majesty's Secretary to the Republic of the Grisons: without account: as in full satisfaction of all his demands or presentions for any allowances or services by him performed there after the time of his being recalled. (Money warrant dated July 22 hereon.) (Money order dated 1714 April 28 [? erratum for July 28] with a later confirmation dated 1714 Nov. 23 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 156. Order Book IX, p. 13.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Edward Nicholas to pay 20l. to Thomas Brand, gent.: without account: for his pains and service in embellishing a patent of Augmentation of Arms to Seigner. [Pietro] Grimani, the late Venetian Ambassador; and also an Instrument directed to the late Earl Marshal ordering the said patent to be recorded in the Books of the College of Arms. Money Book XXIII, p. 191.
William Lowndes to Spencer Compton to pay 15l. to Susanna Le Circler for a year to 1713 June 24 on 15l. per an. out of the 500,000l. for Civil List Arrears. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 152
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Receipt to innovate a lost order [for repayment] of loan on tin for 665l. 14s. 1d. dated 1710–11 March 3 in the name of William Robert payable out of the produce of the sale of her Majesty's tin. Order Book VIII, p. 460.
Letter of direction for 15,000l. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans in the Exchequer on Malt anno 1714; and is intended to carry on the New Course of the Navy and to be placed under the head of Wear and Tear. Disposition Book XXII, p. 272.
July 21. William Lowndes to Edward Nicholas to pay to Hatton Compton the 1,500l. directed to you, ut supra, p. 363: and is to complete the 3,000l. directed to him by the royal sign manual of March 25 last, supra, p. 188. Ibid.
Same to same to pay as follows on the proper warrants or Establishments in that behalf, viz.
£ s. d.
to William Jones, gent. 121 10 0
to Robert Nelson, Esq. 100 0 0
to Fra. Sorrell for a quarter [sic for year] to 1714 June 24 on his pension of 400l. per an 400 0 0
to Susanna Le Circler for a year due same time on 15l. per an. 15 0 0
£636 10 0
Ibid.
Letter of direction for 25,000l. to Thomas Moore, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of the funds for the service of the year 1714: to wit 14,554l. 7s. 1d. there of out of loans on the Land Tax, 8,382. l. 0s. 4½d. out of loans on Malt Duty, and 2,063l. 12s. 6½d. out of Contributions on the Lottery [anno 1714 as by 13 Anne, c. 18]. The said sum is intended to be applied to the services following, viz.
£
in part of 123,293l. 19s. 2d. for Half Pay to the Officers of the Land Forces and Marines for the year 1714
upon account of half pay to the said Officers from 25 Dec. 1713 23865
in part of 5,862l. 16s. 2d. for Half Pay to such Officers who are allowed by special warrant from her Majestys for the year 1714
upon account of Half Pay to the said Officers from 25 Dec. 1713 1,135
£25,000
Ibid., p. 281.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges. My Lord Treasurer agrees to your being absent from the Customs House for five weeks upon some extraordinary occasions. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 245.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. Send my Lord an abstract as soon as may be of all the proceedings before you any ways relating to clothes, accoutrements or stores sent to Spain or Portugal during the late War and of those provided and sent with the Canada Expedition. Ibid., p. 246.
T. Harley to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed anonymous letters [missing] sent to my Lord Treasurer acquainting him that one Paul Boyer, a Frenchman, is an officer of the Customs at Ipswich but never attends the business. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 246.
July 21. William Lowndes to Mr. Burchet to lay before the Admiralty Lords the enclosed memorial [missing] from Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of the late Marine Regiments, in relation to a warrant which he prays for settling his allowances for that service. What was the last allowance settled for Mr. Whitfield [as late Paymaster of same] and what may be proper to be allowed to Sir Roger Mostyn? Ibid., p. 247.
Same to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts enclosing for their consideration Mr. Brydges’ memorial [missing] on behalf of the clothiers who have assignments on the offreckonings of the Regiments that were taken prisoner at Brihuega, together with the abstract annexed [missing] of what is due to those Regiments on that account My Lord Treasurer desires you will inform yourselves whether the clothing for which those assignments were made was delivered to the said Regiments or how the same has been otherwise disposed of Please certify same to my Lord with all convenient speed. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges. My Lord Treasurer takes notice that considerable sums have been paid for great or small clothing and accountrements sent to Spain or Portugal during the late war to the value of above 80,000l. which was to have been charged upon the Regiments who received the same. Send my Lord an exact account of the particulars sums paid by you for the said clothing and accoutrements, the times when, the persons to whom paid, together with an abstract of the contracts and directions given in that behalf: also a distinct account of the several quantities thereof delivered to the said Regiments and how much thereof has been charged to their accounts for the same and what has become of the remainder and who is chargeable therewith. Ibid., p. 250.
Treasury reference to Francis Gwyn, Secretary at War, of the petition of Lieut. Gen. Webb praying the usual allowance from her Majesty of 80l. per an. for providing liveries and colours for the Regiment under his command, called the Queen's Own Regiment, to wit for two years ending 1715 [1714–15] March 24. Reference Book IX, p. 188.
Same to the Queen's Rememberancer of the petition of Thomas Edwards proposing his securities, detailed, on his appointment as Paymaster of the 1,500,000l Lottery anno 1712 [sic for 1711 as by 9 Anne, c. 6]. Ibid., p. 189.
Same to Alexander Pendarves, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Robert Hyde for extension of lease of the manor of Handbridge, Co. Chester, of which he has a lease from the late Queen Dowager. In the margin: a later reference dated 1 July 1715 to Hugh Cholmley, the succeeding Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Excise Commissioners to permit the following importers to make post entries of brandy and rum imported over strength: viz., William Corderoy, Capt. Potts, Capt. Lovel, Eben[ezer] Corr, Capt. Cowell, Capt. Edwards, Kent and Thomson, Samuel Bernard, John Richardson, Robert Chester, Geo. Wood, Richard Marsh, Rich. Nicholls, Capt. Boman, John Bley, Stephen Creagh, Capt. Gordan, and John Smallwood.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the petition of said importers. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 260–1.
July 21. Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of premises (lands, &c., in Hooton, Co. Yorks.) in order to a lease thereof to Richard Yeoward.
Prefixing: report by said Surveyor General on said Yeoward's petition, ut supra, p. 268. The petitioner is nephew to Mr. Yeoward to whom Dr. Killegrew, then Master of the Savoy, granted the premises. There is no survey of the premises nor indeed of any part of the Savoy [possessions] among the books and papers [relating to the Savoy] delivered over to me from the Treasury. A third part of the premises were settled by Mr. Yeoward on the petitioner and his wife in marriage. Ibid., pp. 275–6.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland. My Lord Treasurer has received from Secretary Bromley a signification of her Majesty's pleasure that the proper officers should prepare an account of the growing Equivalent in Scotland pursuant to the Articles of Union in order to its being laid before the House of Commons in the next session of Parliament according to their Address to her Majesty. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 124.
Same to the Excise Commissioners for an account of the growing Equivalent in Scotland which relates to the Duties of Excise under their management: for the like purpose as above. Ibid.
July 22. Money warrant for 100l. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates for one year to 1699 Sept. 29 on their pension: one fifth part hereof to be issued to Anne Tonks: to be satisfied out of Civil List arrears now in the Exchequer grown due before 8 March 1701–2. Money Book XXIII, p. 201.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges [late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad]. On behalf of the Troops of Saxe–Gotha Mr. Hallungius has laid before my Lord Treasurer an account of arrears due to them, wherein there is an article of 7,771l. 12s. 4d. for their ordinary pay from 23 Aug. 1712 to 22 Dec. following. My Lord desires you to let him know as soon as you can how it happens that the pay of the said Troops for that time is not satisfied, since he finds provision was made by Parliament for their pay from the said 22nd Dec. to the time of their dismission. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 247.
Same to Auditor Harley to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lieut. Col. William Culliford together with the copy of a warrant (of which the original he says is in your Office) relating to 122l. 10s. 0d. stopped from the pay of Capt. William Webster, deceased, which was thereby directed to be paid to his administratrix. Has any part thereof been paid and, if not, in what manner may it be best satisfied? Ibid., p. 248.
July 22. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners returning their report on the petitions of the under Coal Meters of the City of London also enclosing a report and order of the Court of Aldermen and a letter from Sir John Parsons [all missing] concerning these Coal Meters. My Lord Treasurer directs you to reconsider this whole matter and let him have your opinion and likewise whether you think it may be for the service of the revenue to grant deputations to these under meters to search ships and seize prohibited and uncustomed goods. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 248.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Robert Bridgwater of woodlands in Co. Radnor, ut supra, p. 347: viz., Harleigh Wood and Northwood and the forests of Ackwood and Cumbergwvn in said County.
Prefixing: two particulars of the premises made out by Auditor S. Godolphin and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 261–5, 272.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of two leasehold tenements in the Castle Close at Exeter in order to a lease thereof to Philip Hooker [Hooper].
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on the petition of Mr. Carnaby [sic erratum for Philip Hooper], ut supra, p. 256. The premises were granted 1 Oct. 4 Wm. and Mary to Philip Hooper, the petitioner's father. Ibid., pp. 278–9.
Same by same to same for a particular of premises (a tenement in or near the Castle of Exeter) in order to a lease thereof to Nicholas Wise.
Prefixing: report by said Surveyor General on said Wise's petition, ut supra, p. 229. Ibid., pp. 279–80.
July 23. Royal warrant dated Kensington to Edward Nicholas to pay Giles Bryanson 800l as royal bounty: without account. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, p. 159.
T. Harley to Spencer Compton to pay 25l. to Martha D'Ofranville for one year to 1712 June 24: out of the 500,000l. for Queen Anne's Civil List arrears. Civil List Arrears T 56/34, p. 155.
Letter of direction for 21,829l. 10s. 8d. to John How, Paymaster General of Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces: out of contributions in the Exchequer to the 1,400,000l. Lottery anno 1714 [by 13 Anne, c. 18]: and is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 386,427l. 17s. 10d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1714
for 33 days’ subsistence from July 23 inst. to Aug. 24 next for the Troops and Regiments in Great Britain 20,362 15 8
for subsistence for the Garrisons in North Britain for the same time 266 15 0
on account of the pay of the 12 Companies of Invalids to subsist them from the 25 June last 1,200 0 0
£21,829 10 8
Disposition Book XXII, p. 276.
July 23. T. Harley to Edward Nicholas to pay as follows “on the proper warrants or Establishments signed in this behalf”: viz.
£
to Mrs. Frances for half a year due at Midsummer 1714 on 50l. per an 25
to Guy Palms [Palmes], Esq., for a quarter due at Michaelmas 1714 on 1,000l. per an. 250
to Thomas Brand, gent. 20
£295
Ibid.
Letter of direction for 700l. to Lord Delawarr, Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys in the Exchequer: and is upon account for the service of his Office. Ibid., p. 277.
Thomas Harley to Edward Nicholas to pay 25l. to Martha D'Ofran ville for one year ended 1714 June 24. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 1,500l. to same: out of Civil List moneys: as imprest and upon account to be paid over by him to such uses as her Majesty hath directed. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Brydges. My Lord Treasurer directs that you immediately deliver to the Auditors of Imprests the cash accounts of your receipts and payments for the service of her Majesty's Forces abroad whilst you were Paymaster thereof, including your imprests and voluntary charge: and that you distinguish same under proper heads as Flanders, Spain, Portugal &c., Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 248.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, to enter a noli prosequi to the information against George Tobias Guiggier concerning French wines: on his paying 93l. 3s. 10d. and satisfying the officer.
Prefixing: said Commissioners' report on said Guiggier's petition, ut supra, p. 207. The wines were seized Jan. 28 last by Richard Millard, an officer, for being imported from Holland contrary to the Act of Frauds of 14 Car. II, c. II. The wines were appraised at 1,929l. 18s. 0d. whereof her Majesty's part is 964l. 18s. 0d. The Duties, paid before the seizure, amounted to 871l. 15s. 10d. which is 93l. 3s. 10d. less than the Queen's moiety. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 153.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Wise, late of London, tobacco merchant, shewing that by her Majesty's permission he has obtained an Act of Parliament [Private Act 13 Anne, c. 17] to compound his debt to the Crown for tobacco Duties; therefore praying the Lord Treasurer to make such composition with him and his securities. Reference Book IX, p. 189.
July 23. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Richard Goodrick praying a building lease of part of a tene ment, parcel of the manor of Richmond, the other part of which tenement is leased to Mr. Hill; also a building term of 50 years in another tenement of 4l. per an. joining to the former; and a barge house of 1l. 10s. 0d. in both which he has 23 years to come. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the Customs Commissioners to make and pass debentures in the usual form for William Lone for drawback on tobacco.
Prefixing: report dated 1714 June 30 by said Commissioners on said Lone's petition. On the 27 April 1704 there was shipped on board the William, William Stanes master, for Scotland, in the name of the petitioner Lone, 12,236 pounds of tobacco. On information that it was damaged it was sent for up and ex amined but being Roll Tobacco it was then pretended that it was due to excess liquor in the manufacturing, which tobacco was prosecuted and nobody appearing to enter a claim the same was condemned and a stop put to the passing the debenture. It appeares by the oath of Thomas Sliford, the purchaser of the tobacco, that the said Roll Tobacco was all sound and merchantable at the time of shipment and that he did not give any order or permis sion to his servants to work up or mix any damaged tobacco with the said Roll Tobacco and that if any of it was found damaged at the re-landing he believes such damage must have been caused by the ship lying too long in the river and the quantity of liquor used in the rolling which will cause the tobacco to heat and make it subject to rot. It is alleged that Sliford absconded during the prosecu tion and thereby the petitioner could not claim the goods as his own nor as Sliford's, he not being to be found to give petitioner a power to claim same. As the condemnation of the tobacco was for want of the persons’ appearing to enter a claim we think the debenture may be passed. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 149–50.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Martha Serjeant, widow, of premises, ut supra, p. 352, being the tithes of hay and corn of the demense lands of the manor of Dinton, Co. Bucks.
Prefixing: Particular of the premises and memorandam by Auditor Thomas Jett and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by: undated entry of the signature by Lord Treasurer Shrewsbury and by [Sir] William Wyndham, Chancellor of the Exchequer, of the docquet of this lease, being to Richard Smith, Dr. of Medicine, and John Shallcrosse at the nomination of said Martha Serjeant. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, pp. 269–71, 294.
Letters patent by same appointing Thomas Edwards to be Paymaster of the 1,500,000l. Lottery anno 1711 [9 Anne, c. 6] loco Bernard Hutchins, whose commission dated 1712 April 5 is hereby revoked. (Warrant by same to the Queen's Remembrancer to take said Edwards's securities in 5,000l). Ibid., pp. 274, 275.
July 24. Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Robert Lowndes of Winslow, Co. Bucks, and William Lowndes the younger, of Westminister, brother of the said Robert, of the office and offices of [one of the seven Auditors of the Exchequer Court for Crown Land Revenues, to wit] Auditor and Auditors of the accounts of which Thomas Jett is Auditor under the grant thereof to him dated 1706–7 March 11 and in reversion to said Jett: with the fees and profits thereof except the 200l. per an. salary as annuity which the said office heretofore enjoyed. Queen's Warrant Book XXVI, pp. 156–7.
Royal sign manual for 696l. to John Drummond, Commissary for treating concerning the Settlement and Preservation of the Trade of our subjects in the Spanish Low Countries: where of 546l. is for six months 1713 Dec. 30 to 1714 June 30 on his allowance of 3l. a day and the remaining 150l. is for one bill [not detailed] of extraordinaries in said service in said time. (Money warrant dated July 26 hereon.) Ibid., p. 161.
Same for 150l. to George, Lord Lansdown, for half a year to 1714 June 24 for the rent of Mote Park, which was laid into Windsor Great Park. Ibid., p. 167.
Same for 2,064l. 5s. 0d. to Daniel Arthur, whereof 2,000l. is in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn by Matthew Prior from Paris July 10 inst., new style, for money by him expended there for our especial service and [said bill being] payable to Sir Richard Cantillon or order: the remaining 64l. 5s. 0d. being for Exchequer fees, &c., on the payment of said 2,000l. (Money warrant dated July 26 hereon.) (Money order dated July 27 hereon.) Ibid., p. 167. Order Book VIII, p. 463.
Money warrant for 18l. 5s. 0d. to Robert Harmsworth and Edward Salter, Keepers of the Council Chamber, for 1714 Lady day quarter on the allowance of 70l. per an. to the Keepers of the Council Chamber for attending business relating to Trade and Plantations as by the privy seal of 1711–12 Jan. 31.
In the margin: “brought back from the Exchequer and cancelled.” Money Book XXIII, p. 202.
Same for 22l. 10s. 0d. to same for same quarter on their fee or salary of 2s. 6d. a day each as Keepers of the Council Chamber. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Oxford to the South Sea Company to permit Charles Caesar to transfer (out of 571, 402l. 7s. 1¾d. subscribed by him into South Sea Stock for the uses of the public) a sum of 9,240l. 7s. 7d. to Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster of Marines: as imprest and upon account to discharge and pay the offreckonings of the six Marine Regiments, to wit Goring's and Churchill's from 25 Dec. 1712 to 24 March 1712–13 and Holt's, Wills', Bor's and Shannon's from 25 Dec. 1712 to 24 June 1713 according to directions to be received from the Lord Treasurer. Ibid., p. 208.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to make forth navy bills on the Navy Treasurer for paying the abovesaid 9,240l. 7s. 7d. to said Mostyn accordingly. Mostyn is to be charged therewith in the accounts of said Treasurer. Disposition Book XXII, p. 282.
[? July 24.] Entry of the bills of extraordinaries of James Jefferys as her Majesty's Minister residing near the King of Sweden. [No money warrant or money order appears in the Treasury Books for payment of these extraordinaries]:
£ s. d.
(1) from 15 Jan. 1710–11 to 15 April 1711 charges of my journey from England to several Courts in Germany pursuant to her Majesty's orders and thence to Bender: being upwards of 2,000 English miles 162 10 7
presents necessary to be made to the Pacha of Belgrade, to the Janissair Aga and other Officers to procure my passage and passports for the safe prosecution of my journey through Turkey 43 0 0
for Intelligences and postage of letters 7 11 0
for pens, ink, paper and wax 5 3 0
£218 4 7
Followed by: Secretary Bolingbroke's allowance dated Whitehall 1714 June 25 hereof. “The service on which Mr. Jefferyes has been employed being very extraordinary and con sequently the expenses which have attended it far exceeding the usual allowance given to ministers at the Court of Sweden, which amounts to no more than 400l. per an., what he demands cannot be allowed according to the Regulation [of Ambassadorial extraordinaries]. However, as I think the service necessary so I judge the articles of this bill to be reasonable and accordingly recommend these to the particular consideration of my Lord Treasurer.”
£ s. d.
(2) from 15 April to 15 July 1711 for an Interpreter 20 0 0
for two Janissaries 10 0 0
for expresses from Bender to Belgrade 39 17 2
for Intelligencies and postage of letters 45 2 7
presents to Tartar Han and the Pacha of Bender 38 10 0
for a campaign equipage in order to follow the King of Sweden into the field against the Muscovites 187 15 9
necessary presents among the Swedes 26 0 0
for pens, ink, paper, and wax 7 19 0
£375 4 6
Followed by: allowance by Treasurer Bolingbroke dated Whitehall 25 June 1714. “In consideration that the Ministers at the Courts of Vienna and Muscovy are allowed 600l. per an. and that Mr. Jefferys was employed to go to the King of Sweden at Bender I do allow 150l. of this bill for three months, although the usual allowance to a Minister at the Court of Sweden is but 100l. [for a quarter]: and as to the article of 187l. 15s. 9d. for a campaign equipage I do find that several of her Majesty's ministers have had allowances on the like occasions for attending the Princes, with whom they resided, in the field. However I submit this article to my Lord Treasurer.”
(3) Another bill from 15 July to 15 Oct. 1711 amounting to 141l. 1s. 4d. was allowed by Secretary Bolingbroke 25 June 1714 as not exceeding 600l. per an. which he thinks reasonable to be allowed to Mr. Jefferys during his residence in Turkey.
(4) Another bill from 15 Oct. 1711 to 15 Jan. 1711–12 amounting to 151l. 12s. 0d.: of which 150l. was allowed by Secretary Bolingbroke 25 June 1714 as not exceeding 600l. per an.
(5) Another bill from 15 Jan. 1711–12; to 15 April 1712 amounting to 136l. 12s. 9d. was allowed by Secretary Bolingbroke 25 June 1714 as not exceeding 600l. per an.
(6) Another bill from 15 April 1712 to 15 July amounting to 142l. 10s. 0d. was similarly allowed 1714 July 25.
£ s. d.
(7) Another bill from 15 July 1712 to 15 Oct.
for Interpreter's salary 20 0 0
for two Janissaries 10 0 0
for expresses 42 3 0
for Intelligences and postage of letters 43 1 9
presents to the Pacha and other Turks 20 10 0
for the delivery of an Englishman made prisoner by the Turks in the action by the Pruth 38 0 0
for pens, ink, paper and wax. 5 13 6
£179 8 3
Followed by: Secretary Bolingbroke's allowance dated Whitehall 1714 June 25 hereof. “The usual allowance to Ministers at the Court of Sweden is but 400l. per an. [for extraordinaries] but as Mr. Jefferys was employed at Bender and consequently must on that account have been put to very extraordinaries] charges, finding also that 600l. per an. [for extraordinaries] has been usually allowed to Ministers from her Majesty to the Court of Vienna and to Muscovy I think it reasonable Mr. Jefferyes during his residence in Turkey should be allowed such of his demands as are after the rate of 600l. per an. and accordingly I do allow 150l. of this bill for three months.”
£ s. d.
(8) from 15 Jan. 1712–13 to 15 April 1713 for an Interpreter 20 0 0
for two Janissaries 10 0 0
for expresses 33 1 0
for Intelligences and Postage of letters 43 3 6
charges for an extraordinary guard of Ganissarys and Tartars during the six weeks’ troubles at Bender. 35 6 0
expenses on [behalf of] the Swedes who took their refuge to my house as well during the troubles as afterwards and for redeeming seven of them from the Tartars 143 11 7
presents made to Tartar Han, the Pacha and other Turkish Officers 45 0 0
losses sustained during the troubles 51 17 0
for an extraordinary express sent from Bender to Holland 78 18 0
for pens, ink, paper and wax. 6 5 0
£467 2 1
Followed by: Secretary Bolingbroke's undated allowance hereof. “According to the Regulation for [extraordinaries for a Minister at] Sweden a Minister to that Court has no more allowed him than 400l. per an. But Mr. Jefferyes's case being wholly extraordinary and the articles of this bill being such as deserve a particular consideration I think an equitable allowance should be made him for those expenses which he has necessarily incurred, though beyond the rule, and I accordingly do recommend the several articles of this bill to the favour of my Lord Treasurer.”
(9) Another bill from 15 April to 15 July 1713 amounting to 124l. 15s. 0d. was allowed by Secretary Bolingbroke 25 June 1714 as being within 600l. per an. thought reasonable to be allowed to Mr. Jefferyes during his residence in Turkey.
Money Book XXIII, pp. 209–12.
July 24. Money warrant for 1,215l. to Daniel Pulteney, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark: as in satisfaction of six bills of extraordinaries: whereof 713l. 2s. 1d. is to be satisfied out of the 500,000l. appropriated by Parliament towards payment of the debts and arrears due to her Majesty's servants, tradesmen and others and the remaining 501l. 17s. 11d. out of loans to be made by the said Pulteney on credit of her Majesty's tin, the orders for which loans are not to carry interest. Appending: said bills:
£ s. d.
(1) from 18 Aug., old style, 1710 to 18 Feb., old style, 1710–11 being six months (the bill being dated Copenhagen 21 May 1711, new style).
for postage of letters 99 0 0
for newspapers and Intelligence 46 0 0
for stationery ware 18 0 0
given the Court's servants at the new year 15 0 0
for mourning for the death of a sister to the [Charlotte Amalia] Queen Consort of Denmark and for [Fred. William] the Duke of Courland 22 0 0
for the Couriers sent from hence [Copenhagen] to Elsinburg [Elsinore] with the British and Dutch letters regularly once a week from August last to the end of October; the Dutch Envoy having bore me half of the expense, my share of it amounted to 15 0 0
for three Couriers I sent from hence to Hamburg in Dec. and Jan. last with despatches for her Majesty's service, it not being at that time proper to trust them to the ordinary Danish
post because the letters were regularly opened and examined by order of Court 45 0 0
£260 0 0
Followed by: Secretary Bolingbroke's allowance dated Whitehall 25 June 1714. I allow the first five articles of this bill as being within the Regulation. As to the 6th article I find that Mr. Pulteney had her Majesty's orders to send couriers to Elsinburgh with the letters belonging to the subjects of Great Britain and as his demand upon that head seems reasonable I think it fit to be allowed. As to the seventh Article the expense therein mentioned is of an extraordinary nature and seems to have been necessary for the service and I do therefore recommend it to my Lord Treasurer's particular consideration.
£ s. d.
(2) from 18 Feb. 1710–11, old style, to 18 Aug. 1711, being six months dated Lubeck 20 Sept. 1711, new style.
for postage of letters 99 0 0
for Gazettes, printed papers and Intelligence. 46 0 0
for stationery ware 18 0 0
for several journeys to the King's Court while it was in the country 26 0 0
for mourning for the death of [Maria Amalia] the Landgravine of Hesse Cassel 11 0 0
for an express sent by the Dutch Envoy and me to the Hague in the month of July with despatches concerning the Treaty of Alliance with Denmark: my share of that expense came to 19 10 0
for the expense of my journey from Copenhagen to Holstein to follow the King there as I had orders from her Majesty to do 90 0 0
£309 10 0
Followed by: allowance as above. “I allow the first five articles of this bill amounting to 200l. for six months as being within the Regulation. As to the 6th article although Mr. Pulteney had not her Majesty's particular order to make that expense yet it seems to have been so necessary for the service that it may be very reasonably reimbursed. As to the 7th article Mr. Pulteney followed the King of Denmark by order and therefore ought to have an allowance for his extraordinary charges for his several journeys on that account. But as to the sum of 90l. in this bill (as well as the several sums which I find charged in subsequent bills upon the same head) I submit them respectively to my Lord Treasurer.”
£ s. d.
(3) from 18 August 1711 to 18 Feb. 1711–12, being six months, dated Kelding 20 April 1712, new style.
for postage of letters 99 0 0
for Gazettes, printed papers and Intelligence. 46 0 0
for stationery ware 18 0 0
given to servants at Court for the new year 17 0 0
for mourning for the death of [Johannes Wilhelmus Friso] the Prince of Frize 10 0 0
for mourning for the death of the Margrave Philip [Philippus Wilhelmus] of Brandenburg 10 0 0
for the extraordinary expense of keeping my Secretary at Copenhagen to do business there relating to the trade of her Majesty's subjects while I was at the same time obliged to take and maintain another Secretary to be with me here abroad; my Secretary at Copenhagen having besides been at the expense of making frequently journeys from Copenhagen to attend the Danish Ministers who were removed into the country by reason of the plague 150 0 0
for the expense of my following the King to the army and staying there two months by order from her Majesty 250 0 0
£600 0 0
Followed by: allowance dated as above. I allow the first six articles as being within the Regulation. As to the 7th article I found by Mr. Pulteney's despatches at that time that his Secretary whom he left at Copenhagen was very useful in assisting the British merchants whose ships were then brought up and the service and the extraordinary expense on that head may deserve a due consideration; but as to the 150l. charged on that account I submit it to my Lord Treasurer. As to the 8th article Mr. Pulteney had the Queen's orders to go to the Danish army then in Pomerania to represent some affairs to that King and therefore a proper allowance ought to be made for his extraordinary charges in that service but the sum of 250l. is submitted to my Lord Treasurer.
£ s. d.
(4) from 18 Feb. 1711–12 to 18 Aug. 1712 dated Hamburg 18 August 1712, old style.
for postage of letters 99 0 0
for Gazettes, printed papers and intelligence 46 0 0
for stationery ware 18 0 0
for the extraordinary expense of journey to Kolding and attending the King there 80 0 0
for the extraordinary expense of keeping a Secretary at Copenhagen to look after the interests of several British ships carried up there 50 0 0
£293 0 0
Followed by: allowance as above. “I allow 200l. of this bill as being the usual allowance of extraordinaries for six months according to the Regulation. But as to the exceedings in the fourth and fifth articles I submit them to my Lord Treasurer tho’ Mr. Pulteney's journey to Kolding may deserve consideration and I remember that his Secretary was usefully imployed at Copenhagen in that juncture to solicit the release of several British ships which had been seized by the Danes.”
£ s. d.
(5) From 18 Aug. 1712 to 18 Feb. 1712–13, old style, dated Copenhagen 18 Feb. 1712–13, old style.
for postage of letters 106 0 0
for Gazettes, printed papers and intelligence 46 0 0
for stationery ware 18 0 0
given to the Court servants at the New Year 20 0 0
for the extraordinary expense of my journey to return to Copenhagen 70 0 0
£260 0 0
Followed by: allowance ut supra. “I allow 200l. of this bill as being the usual sum for six months according to the Regulation. But as to the further sum of 60l. which arises from the expense of Mr. Pulteney's journey back to Copenhagen, finding that several sums have been charged in precedent bills on the head of journeys and other contingent expenses during his absence from Copenhagen I submit the same to my Lord Treasurer together with the other articles which relate thereunto.”
£ s. d.
(6) From 18 Feb. 1712–13 to 18 Aug. 1713, being six months
for postage of letters 120 0 0
for Gazettes, printed papers and Intelligence 50 0 0
for stationery ware 18 0 0
for mourning for [Frederick III] the King of Prussia 12 0 0
£200 0 0
Allowed 20th July 1714 by Secretary Bolingbroke as being within the Regulation. Money Book XXIII, pp. 213–16; XXII, pp. 44–8.
[? July 24.] Entry of a bill of extraordinaries of Henry D'Avenant, Esq., her Majesty's Minister to the Four Associated Circles of the Empire.
£ s. d.
for nine months from 12 March 1710–11 to 12 Dec. 1711
for postage of letters, expresses and forwarding of packets sent to me from England for other parts 174 10 6
for Intelligence and printed papers 35 17 0
for paper, pens, wax and other stationery ware 14 11 0
for preparations made for my journey to Swisserland according to the Queen's commands as will appear by the letters of Office 250 0 0
for many extraordinary and inevitable expenses at Frankfort during the time the Electors of the Empire were there assembled for the election of the Emperor [Charles VI] 230 0 0
for coming over to England on a business relating to the Earl of Peterborough and bringing over a Spanish gentleman with me concerned in that affair 120 0 0
£824 18 6
Followed by: Secretary Bromley's allowance dated 22 Feb. 1713–14 of this bill. “I allow the first three articles, they being within the Establishment. As to the fourth I find my Lord Bolingbroke gave Mr. D'Avenant notice by the Queen's command 27 March 1711 of her Majesty's intentions to send him to Switzerland and at the same time directed him to prepare for his journey thither. But on the 19 April following her Majesty's pleasure was signified to him to continue at Frankfort till further order. As to the fifth article it appears Mr. Davenant was at Frankfort as was the Earl of Peterborough during the election of the Emperor: but I cannot judge how far that Congress might increase his expenses. As to the sixth article I am assured Mr. D'Avenant came hither express from Frankfort upon business of consequence with a Spanish gentleman concerned in it. Upon these three last articles it is submitted to my Lord High Treasurer whether Mr. D'Avenant is not entitled to some consideration for his extraordinary expenses on these occasions.” Money Book XXIII, p. 219.
July 24. Warrant by Treasurer Oxford for satisfying the 42,576l. 6s. 4d. remaining unpaid on the money order of 1712 Oct. 10 (supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, p. 474, for 160,000l. to the East India Company) out of Contributions for the Lottery anno 1714 [13 Anne, c. 18] in accordance with the said Act of last Session for laying additional Duties on soap and other things. Order Book VIII, p. 237.
Money order for 568l. 6s. 4d. to Charles Heanage, Chief Usher of the Exchequer Court, viz., 565l. 11s. 9d. for necessaries by him furnished for her Majesty's service [for the officers in said Court] in Trinity term 1714: and the remaining 2l. 14s. 7d. for 131 days on his diet allowance of 5d. a day from 1713–14 March 23 to 1714 July 22. Ibid., p. 462.
Same for 1,212l. 10s. 0d. to Francis Nicholson, Esq., for half a year on his 3,425l. per an. as Commissioner for enquiring into several things in North America.
In the margin: a later Treasury confirmation dated 1714 Dec. 20 hereof. Ibid., p. 464.
Letter of direction for 4,287l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List moneys: for secret service. Disposition Book XXII, p. 277.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to pay 240l. 10s. 0d. to the Duke of Leeds for 1714 June 24 quarter on his pay as Vice Admiral of the Fleet, notwithstanding the debt in dispute between the said Duke and the Newills [Newells]. Ibid., p. 278.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Send by Lord Treasurer an account of the present state of the manors of Cookham and Bray, Co. Berks, the yearly rents, estates and terms of the tenants and whether any part thereof remains in her Majesty's hands untenanted. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 252.
July 24. Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Duke of Shrewsbury [Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] to pay Charles Medlycott 500l. without account in full satisfaction for the charges and expenses which he “was at for our service in Ireland before our accession to the Crown, which hath been lately represented to us in his behalf.” Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 580.
Same to Edward Nicholas to pay 1,000l. to David, Earl of Northesk: without account: as royal bounty. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 127.