Warrant Books: September 1715, 6-10

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 29, 1714-1715. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1957.

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September 1715, 6-10

Sept. 6. Money warrant for 60l. to Robert Stephens, Messenger of the Press (Messenger appointed to look after the Printing Press), for one year to 1715 June 24 on his salary of 50l. per an. and allowance of 10l. per an. for his expenses in his said employment and in lieu of all allowances by bills. (Money order dated Sept. 10 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 119. Order Book IX, p. 126.
Sept. 6. Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay James Treby the fee or salary of 38l. 13s. 4d. per an. as Customer of Plymouth port. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 265.
Treasury letters patent appointing Charles Heblethwayte as Paymaster of [the King's private] pensions and annuities as by the privy seal of Aug. 19. last for 31,976l. 3s. 6d. per an., ut supra, pp. 682–3, for annual pensions, annuities or sums according to the Establishment signed by the King. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, p. 223.
Sept. 7. Royal warrant to John, Duke of Marlborough, Master General of the Ordnance, and Thomas Earl, Lieutenant General of the Ordnance, and the rest of the Board of Ordnance to pass the accounts of Lawrence Stanyan as Paymaster of the Train of Artillery ordered for Spain under the command of Col. Richards in Jan. 1705–6: he being rendered uncapable of passing his accounts in the form of the Office of Ordnance by reason that in his passage from Alicante to Valencia in Dec. 1706 the ship in which he was, together with all his books and vouchers, were taken by a French privateer and lost. He is hereby to be allowed therein the sum of 4,346l. 15s. 11½d. paid by him to the Officers and persons of said Train for subsistence as the said Officers and persons (on the stating of their arrears) did not object to the payments charged against them; likewise 1,000l. craved by him for Contingencies in regard it appears by several reports that there must have been paid considerable sums on that head for the two years that he continued in that office and the Contingencies attending the siege of Alicante are included therein: likewise 500l. to repair the loss of ready money which he had on board when he was taken, as attested by oath of him and other persons on board; likewise 700l. for so much received by Col. Richards (who is since deceased) and Col. Borgard from Richard Mead, Esq., upon account of said Train, the said Mead appearing to have been repaid the same by said Stanyan: all which allowances do amount to 6,546l. 15s. 11½d. and are hereby to be passed. But the said Richards and Borgard are to stand charged with said 700l. so as they may stand accountable to the publique for the expenditure thereof.
Followed by: (1) Report to the Treasury Lords from Auditor Harley dated 6 May 1615 on the abovesaid items of allowance.
(2) Report by the Board of Ordnance to same in reply to Mr. Lowndes's letter of 11 July 1710 concerning same. King's Warrant Book XXVII, pp. 280, 282–3.
Privy seal for 300l. as equipage and 3l. a day as ordinary to James D'Ayrolle (Dayrolle) as Resident with the Republic of Geneva. Ibid., p. 130.
Treasury reference to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of 30 poor widows [not named] praying payment of the prize money belonging to the ship Foy for which they have waited upward of four years. Reference Book IX, p. 252.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Abraham Wilkinson praying to be continued in his employment of tidesman in fee from which he was removed for taking off two men [? Customs officers] from the ships they were on, to assist him in the seizure of some goods he was informed were run. Ibid.
Sept. 8. Royal warrant to Edward Nicholas to pay (out of any moneys imprested to you out of Civil List moneys [of the late Queen] grown due before 1 Aug. 1714.) 1,000l. to John, Duke of Argyll, as in part of 1,500l. due to him for half a year to 1714 Midsummer on the yearly pension or sum of 3,000l. payable to him under an Establishment signed by the late Queen. King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 129.
Privy seal for 300l. for equipage and 3l. a day as ordinary to Alexander Cunningham as his Majesty's Resident with the Republic of Venice. Ibid., p. 151.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 52l. per an. to Andrew Slann as a King's waiter, London port. Money Book XXIV, p. 122.
Letter of direction for 30,000l. to John Aislabie, Treasurer of the Navy: out of money, remaining in the Exchequer, of Contributions for Annuities anno 1715: and is intended to be applied to the payment of wages to ships ordered to be laid up. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 94.
Sept. 8, 23,
24, 30.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Alfrid Lawson as Collector of Poole port loco Thomas Chamberlain.
Henry Blencow as Collector of Whitehaven loco said Lawson.
Thomas Pascol as a tidesman and boatman in Falmouth port loco Anthony Grub, deceased.
Jacob Birkhead as a landwaiter, London port, loco William Carpenter.
George Dent as a tidewaiter at Liverpool loco Thomas Bradley, deceased.
Thomas Blake as Collector at Minehead loco Francis Webber, some time since dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 260, 262, 268, 269, 270.
Sept. 8. Same to Nicholas Roop and Thomas Layton to make up and adjust the accounts of John Griffith and William Gardiner, centinels in Lord Shannon's late Regiment of Marines and in his Lordship's own Company, to wit in like manner as the accounts of other the centinels belonging to the said Regiment at the time of disbanding: and thereupon to give warrant for paying them out of the 3,000l. lately imprested to Sir Roger Mostyn for disbanding Marines.
Prefixing: petition of said Griffith and Gardiner to the Commissioners for Disbanding the Marine Regiments shewing that being sick at the time of disbanding they had leave from their Officers to go into their own countries for their health and before they were able to return their Regiment was disbanded at Rochester so that petitioners were discharged without any pay, whereupon they applied to said Disbandment Commissioners, who could give them no relief without the order of the Admiralty Lords, who directed their payment, which “proceedings” still remain before the said Commissioners. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, pp. 221–2.
Sept. 8. Treasury warrant to Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor General of the Works, and the rest of the Board of Works to make over to Mr. Wise by bill of sale the fir timber and boards now in his custody which were used in Cotton Garden at his Majesty's Coronation, on his payment of 129l. to the Paymaster of the Works for the use and service of the Works; and to surcharge the said Paymaster therewith.
Prefixing: memorial from the said Board of Works in reply to the Treasury order of Sept. 12 inst. on Wise's memorial dated April 9 last. The said timber was sold by Dr. Bentley to Mr. Wise for 120 guineas. The removing same from Cotton Garden to Brompton cost Mr. Wise 25l., the charge of a barn for securing them there amounted to 45l. and the charge of bringing them back will be little less than 25l. more, and several of the materials have been embezzled in the removal; and none of the locks and keys were delivered to Mr. Wise according to the agreement with Dr. Bentley and they consist mostly of slit deal very much torn and shattered by taking down and generally of such small scantlings that they can be of very little use for his Majesty's Works. We think it would be more to his Majesty's advantage for Mr. Wise to keep some for his own use on paying 120 guineas to the Paymaster of the Works for same. Warrants not Relating to Money, pp. 222–3.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities in 1,000l. of William Jeay and William Dowse as Receivers General of the Duties on Houses for Co. Huntingdon. (Treasury commission dated Sept. 8 to them.)
of William Newsham in 2,700l. as same for Co. Warwick (marked “Cancelled”).
of William Wood in 2,600l. as same for Co. Salop. (Commission, ut supra.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 143, 144.
The Treasury Lords to the Customs Commissioners in North Britain to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: letter from Secretary James Stanhope dated Whitehall Sept. 8 to the Treasury Lords signifying the King's pleasure for directions forthwith to the Customs officers in North Britain that they obey what orders they shall receive from the Lord Justice Clerk in relation to the searching, examining and seizing any ships, persons or warlike stores that shall come into any of those ports. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 415.
Warrants from same to same to employ John Coultheard as tidesurveyor at North Berwick in the District of Preston Pans loco Stephen Jolly, who declines the service: at 40l. per an.
Thomas Wallis as tidesurveyor at Arran and Lamlash in the Precinct of Irwin loco William Wolcock, dismissed: at 30l. per an.
Alexander Henderson as Collector at Alloa loco William Robertson, superseded, at 30l. per an.
Charles Wriglsworth as land carriage waiter at the Gates of Edinburgh loco Hugh Mar, dismissed: at 20l. per an.
David Aikenhead as Supervisor of the Salt Duties at Orkney loco Thomas Bell, dismissed: at 5l. per an.
James Ogilvie as same of same at Wigtown loco Charles Innes, now Supervisor at Stranraer: at 5l. per an. Ibid.
Sept. 8. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Treasury Lords and to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland for a credit or payment, not exceeding 10,000l. in the whole, to John, Duke of Argyll, or such persons as he shall appoint to receive the same at such times and in such proportions as may be required by him: he having been ordered to repair forthwith to North Britain to take upon him the command of the Army there: the King “conceiving it to be absolutely necessary and for our service that he should be furnished with such a credit as the present circumstances of affairs and the exigencies of our service may require.” Ibid., p. 416.
Sept. 9. Privy seal for 4l. a day to Charles, Earl of Sunderland, Lord Privy Seal, as in lieu of the ancient diet of 16 dishes of meat heretofore settled and allowed to the Keeper of the Privy Seal: the first payment to commence from 27 Aug. 1715. King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 313.
Same for paying to Henry Worsely all moneys due and in arrear on his allowance of 5l. a day as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal: and for continuing payment thereof for the future: he having been employed in the said capacity by Queen Anne and his present Majesty being pleased to continue him therein. Ibid., p. 153.
William Lowndes to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed draft privy seal [missing, see infra, p. 737] for issuing a certain sum of money to Samuel Travers on account of the works and buildings at Blenheim. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 407.
Jo. Taylour to the Board of Works enclosing two letters as follow from the Lord Chamberlain for works and repairs to be done at St. James's and Somerset House. The Treasury Lords direct you to endorse on the back thereof an estimate for the said works and return same so that a warrant may be signed by them for same.
My Lords desire that you will constantly insert in your reports or estimates upon any references from the Treasury relating to buildings or repairs &c. whether the same are such as by the rules established by his Majesty are to be performed at his Majesty's expense, supra, pp. 493–6.
Appending: (1) letter from the Duke of Bolton [Lord Chamberlain] to the Treasury Lords dated Cockpit 2 Sept. 1715. It is the King's pleasure that the floor under his Majesty's apartments at St. James's be repaired and a small cistern provided for the Privy Buttery; and for making several presses for their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales and the young Princesses’ apartments there: likewise that a chimney in the young Princess's apartment be made into a stove and faced with Dutch tiles with a marble slab; and the windows and chimney in the Lord Almoner's lodging at Whitehall be repaired and the cellar stairs in “my” [? Mr.] Secretary's lodging at the Cockpit be mended.
(2) Letter from same to same dated same. It is the King's pleasure that the following repairs be made in the late Lord Cornbury's lodgings at Somerset House, viz.the windows to be glazed, the wainscot painted and some wainscot over the chimney to be made good, a beam [to be] cased, the ceiling whitewashed, one new door made, a chimney altered to prevent fire, as also a partition to be repaired, with other small necessaries and a closet [to be] painted. Ibid., p. 408.
Sept. 9. Treasury reference to Anthony Cracherode, Esq., Solicitor of the affairs of the Treasury, of the petition of Thomas Fallows shewing that being eminent for curing lunaticks, one John Alderman, a lunatic, was committed to his care whom he cured; that he (instead of paying petitioner) made oath that petitioner had conspired with his [Alderman's] wife to betray him to petitioner with design to embezzle his goods and live indecently together; that upon the said Alderman's oath and that of Mary Pinfold (who since confessed that she was hired to swear against petitioner) and also of one Barbary Child, petitioner was sentenced to stand in the pillory and fined 600l. to the late Queen and imprisoned till payment thereof; that 18 June 1712 he stood in the pillory, where he received many bruises; that he is not guilty of such offence: therefore prays remission of the fine and dismissal from prison. Reference Book IX, p. 252.
Same to Hugh Cholmley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Robert Meggot for extension of lease of a messuage or tenement and a piece of ground called Angell Court and a piece of ground called Murrells Yard whereon there are several buildings, and of a messuage adjoining Murrells Yard, all in Piccadilly in the parishes of St. Martin in the Fields and St. James's, Westminster; and of a piece of ground late in the tenure of one George Turner: petitioner having laid out considerable sums in repair of the premises and most of the houses requiring to be new built. Ibid.
Sept. 10. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney General and Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant of 100,000l. per an. to our most dearly beloved son George, Prince of Wales, for support of himself and his family: during the joint lives of his Majesty and the said Prince. Pursuant to certain clauses for this purpose contained in an Act [1 Geo. I., St. 2, c. 22] passed in the present Session of Parliament: 40,000l. per an., part of said 100,000l. per an., is to be charged on the Customs; 40,000l. per an. on the Hereditary Excise and the remaining 20,000l. upon the yearly sum of 120,000l. directed by another Act of the present Parliament [1 Geo. I., St. 2, c. 12] to be separated and set apart in the Exchequer [for the King for life] and to be issued for the uses of the Civil List. The Receivers of Customs and of Excise respectively are hereby to pay to the Prince's Treasurer weekly sums of 750l. [from the Customs] and 750l. [from the Excise] as from Michaelmas 1715, the first payment to be made on the 5th Oct. 1715 and the balance of the said 40,000l. in each case to be paid quarterly: and the said 20,000l. per an. is to be payable quarterly at the Receipt of the Exchequer. And if at any time by reason of payments into the Exchequer from the Customs or Excise or by any other means there shall be an arrearage on the said yearly sum of 100,000l. the said arrear shall be paid out of moneys in the Exchequer arising from the particular branches of the Customs and Excise or any other revenues applicable to the uses of the Civil Government. And in accordance with the said Act of Parliament the said yearly sum of 100,000l. is to be payable without fees or charges and be free from all taxes, impositions and public charges whatsoever. King's Warrant Book XXVII, pp. 132–3.
Royal sign manual for 322l. to Sir Clement Cottrell, Master of the Ceremonies: out of Civil List moneys; without account: whereof 300l. is to be by him paid over to Count Gazola [Giovan Angelo, Conte Gazola] Envoy Extraordinary from the Duke of Parma, as a present from the King to the said Count, who is upon his departure from hence: and the remaining 22l. for [Exchequer] fees on the receipt of said money. (Money warrant dated Sept. 12 hereon.) (Money order dated Sept. 13 hereon.) Ibid., p. 134. Order Book IX, p. 126.
Sept. 10. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 100l. per an. to Sir Clement Cottrell, Master of the Ceremonies, as in lieu and recompence of all allowances by bills or otherwise formerly payable to the Master of the Ceremonies out of the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber: to commence from 24 June 1714 and one year hereon to 24 June 1715 to be paid forthwith. (Privy seal dated Sept. 16 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVII, pp. 135, 151.
J. Taylour to the Customs Commissioners. The Treasury Lords direct you to cause a more perfect inquiry to be made into the charge against Isaac Giles, a landwaiter in Bristol port, lately dismissed upon suggestion of his being disaffected to the Government. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 409.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to William Dawson of the grange called Heworth Grange in Heworth, Co. Yorks, and the close called Grainge Field and one windmill in said close; heretofore in the tenure of Christopher Mather and now or late in that of William Dawson, deceased, and Elizabeth Dawson, his mother: all as demised 1679 July 10 by the Master and Perpetual Chaplains of the Hospital of the Savoy to the said William Dawson [deceased] and Henry Jaques of Elvington, Co. Yorks, for the lives of the said William Dawson [deceased], Robert Baines, eldest son of Adam Baines, late of Holmeby, Co. Northampton, and Henry Langley of Lincolns Inn, Co. Middlesex, eldest son of Thomas Langley of the city of York.
Prefixing: particular and memorandum of the premises made out by Auditor Thomas Jett and ratal thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords’ signature of the docquet of this lease, which is to be for the lives of the said William Dawson and his son William and daughter Elizabeth. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, pp. 224–5, 236.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to Charles, Duke of Grafton, and Henry, Earl of Galway, Lords Justices of Ireland, to pay to themselves out of the revenue of Ireland 3,000l. as the King's free gift for the charge of their equipages and the expenses of their voyage to Ireland “of which we have appointed you to be our Justices and General Governors.” Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 5.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to allow an addition of 8l. per an. each to the respective salaries of 12l. per an. each to the following as landcarriage waiters at the Gates of Edinburgh, viz. John Enstruther, Thomas Bell, William McArthur, John Torbett, Francis Scott, William Wallace, William Menzies and William Corsan. Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 417.
Sept. 10, 13, 15, 26. Treasury warrant from the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to employ Alexander Dalmahoy as collector of the Salt Duties at Orkney loco William Borthwick, dismissed: at 5l. per an.
William Erskine as same at Stranraer Collection loco James Dalrymple, dismissed: at 5l. per an.
William Coots as Supervisor of the Salt Duties at Irvine loco Alexander Brodie, now Comptroller at Inverness: at 3l. per an.
Roger Ker as same at Ayr loco Cornelius Neilson, now Collector at Wigtoun: at 3l. per an.
Cornelius Neilson as Collector of the Salt Duties at Wigtoun loco Robert Foullerton, who demitted: at 5l. per an.
George Laverock as a landcarriage waiter at the Gates of Edinburgh loco James Oswald, dismissed: at 20l. per an.
Andrew Sheils as a same ibid, loco Adam Murray, dismissed: at 20l. per an. (dated Sept. 13).
Henry Boldero as an additional Surveyor of the landcarriage waiters at the Gates of Edinburgh: at 30l. per an. (dated Sept. 15).
Lawrence Crofts as landsurveyor of the Customs at Irwin loco William Coutts, who declines the service: at 35l. per an. (dated Sept. 26). Out Letters (North Britain) III, pp. 417, 418.