Warrant Books: September 1714, 11-18

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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 1714, 11-18

Sept. 11. William Lowndes to Mr. Miller. My Lord Treasurer is acquainted that the keys of two empty houses in the Savoy which belong to the Hospital of the Savoy were put into your hands by the late Surveyor General of Crown Lands. My Lord directs you to deliver them to the bearer, Mrs. Rachel Brigens, widow, and to take a note from her promising the delivery of them over to his Majesty's Surveyor General upon his demand thereof. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 268.
Sept. 13. Warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury to William Borret to pay 300l. to George Drummond, Accomptant to the Excise Commissioners in Scotland, for his Majesty's especial service in accordance with the direction of the Lords Justices signified to the Lord Treasurer. Money Book XXIII, p. 248.
Same by same to same to apply 300l. in buying up infected cattle which are to be immediately killed and burned pursuant to the direction of the Lords Justices, that to prevent the spreading of infection among the cattle near Islington all the infected cattle be forthwith bought up, killed and burnt. Ibid., p. 249.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to same: as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated Sept. 13 hereon.) Ibid., p. 249. Order Book VIII, p. 469.
Letter of direction for 65,022l. 8s. 8d. to James Brydges, late Paymaster of the Forces: out of Contributions on the Lottery anno 1714: and is intended to satisfy the arrears due to the Troops of Hanover for their service in the Low Countries in the year 1712: and is in part of 300,000l. appropriated towards satisfying the debts due on account to the Land Forces and the Outpensioners. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 5.
Same for 60,095l. 9s. 2d. to same: whereof 30,000l. is to be out of loans to be made by William Chetwynd on credit of the Land Tax anno 1714 or [by] any other person whatsoever; and the remaining 30,095l. 9s. 2d. out of like loans to be made on Malt anno 1702. The said 60,095l. 9s. 2d. is to be taken as part of the above 300,000l. and is intended to be applied to discharge bills of exchange drawn by William Chetwynd, late Envoy at Genoa, for corn sent to Barcelona. Ibid., p. 6.
Same for 600l. to William Borrett [Treasury Solicitor]: out of Civil List moneys grown due since 1 August last: and is for Crown Law charges [? as in part of the above 1,000l.]. Ibid., p. 7.
William Lowndes to the Postmaster General enclosing a letter [missing] received by my Lord Treasurer from Monsieur Leers desiring a copy of the contract made by [between] you and the Postmaster General of France. Have you any objection thereto? If not, please send a copy thereof to the Treasury to-morrow. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 267.
Sept. 13. Same to Sir James Bateman et al. My Lord Treasurer directs you to send him a certificate of what money has been received by you on account of the subscriptions [for the sale of] South Sea Stock [held in the name of the public] and that you pay the said moneys into the Exchequer to-morrow morning and take tallies of sol for your discharge. My Lord likewise directs you to transmit hither weekly certificates, to be closed on Saturday in every week, of your further receipts from time to time on the said account until the whole moneys subscribed be fully satisfied and that you pay the said moneys into the Exchequer as aforesaid on Tuesday morning in every week. Ibid., p. 268.
Same to Mr. Lynn [Samuel Lynn, Muster Master General of the late Marine Regiments]. I have this morning read to my Lord Treasurer your letter relating to the copies of the ships’ books in order to enable you to make up the muster rolls of the late Marine Regiments, the Navy Commissioners being present [at my reading the same to my Lord]. I am to acquaint you that they have assured my Lord that if you employ any hands at the Navy Office to copy such ships’ muster books as are wanting they will give directions for all ready access thereto that can be desired, but they cannot part with the said Books out of the Navy Office. Ibid., p. 269.
Warrant signed by 20 Lords Justices, dated St. James's, to the Duke of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to pay to the Lords Justices of Ireland (William, Archbishop of Ireland; John, Archbishop of Tuam; Robert, Earl of Kildare) the usual allowance of 100l. each per calendar month from the day of their being sworn to the date of the said Duke's return to Ireland: the same to be abated out of the allowances payable to the said Duke as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland: and further to pay to the said Duke the balance remaining payable over and above the said allowances. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 593.
Sept. 14 William Lowndes to Mr. Merrill. Send to my Lord Treasurer the names of such persons who have obtained warrants under the late Queen's sign manual, countersigned by the Secretary at War, for payment of pensions out of the Contingencies of the Guards and Garrisons: [to the end] that you may have my Lord Treasurer's direction thereupon. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 269.
Sept. 15. Same to Mr. How to report on the enclosed petition [missing] to the Lords Justices from the Subaltern Officers of the Third Regiment of Foot Guards who served in Spain; as also a memorial [missing] from same to the Lord Treasurer with an account of the sums they allege to be due to them. Ibid.
Same to Earl Paulet [Poulett, Lord Steward of the Household]. Send my Lord Treasurer an account how far the wages and board wages due to her late Majesty's servants in the Cofferer's Office are satisfied and how much is wanting to clear the same to her demise: and also an account how far the emptions and all other services are paid in that [the Cofferer's] Office and what is wanting to clear them to the same time. (A like letter to Lord Masham [late Cofferer] dated same day.) Ibid., p. 270.
Sept. 15. William Lowndes to the Duke of Buckingham. My Lord Treasurer has suspended the issue of a commission to a Receiver General for Co. Bucks in regard of your recommendation of Mr. Mathias Rogers for that employment. But I am to inform you that it is now absolutely necessary that a Receiver should be forthwith appointed. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 272.
Same to Sir Lambert Blackwell, Sir Joseph Hodges, Sir Theodore Janssen, Mr. Viceti to send to the Lord Treasurer a weekly account of what money shall be paid to you as Trustees for the subscriptions on the sum of 246,784l. 9s. 6d. in South Sea Stock security for the payment of 180,000l. with interest to the Genoeses: to the end that care may be taken that the interest of such parts thereof as shall from time to time be paid off may cease from thence, and that the overplus may be disposed to the public use as my Lord Treasurer shall direct. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury to the Customs Cashier to pay Charles Godolphin 392l. 17s. 2d. for his salary from Xmas 1713 to 17 May 1714 as a Commissioner of the Customs, he having continued as a Commissioner until that date, when the present Commission bears date. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 159.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Chamberlain, collector of Poole port, shewing that the collector of said port in 1694 was [paid] 90l. per an. [salary], but the trade about that time decreasing, the salary of 70l. per an. was then thought sufficient; but by reason of many additional Duties and Impositions he is at extraordinary charge for an additional clerk: that since the peace with France the trade of said port daily increases: therefore prays an addition to his salary towards his increase of charge. Reference Book IX, p. 193.
Warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury to the King's Remembrancer to forbear process ad computandum against James Taylour, Receiver General of Taxes on [the staffs of] her late Majesty's Palaces of Whitehall [and St. James's and the verges thereof].
Prefixing: petition by said Taylour shewing that he has cleared all his accounts as far as he can to Lady day 1713 and has paid into the Exchequer all his receipts on the third 2s. Aid anno 1713 [13 Anne, c. 1] and there remains uncollected of the said year's tax the sum of 7,240l. which will be difficult to be collected from the persons upon whom the same is assessed by reason there is half a year's wages and salary due from her late Majesty to clear all the offices payable out of the Civil List to Lady day 1714.
(2) Certificate by Auditor Jett that Taylour has paid in the balances due on his accounts [of receipts of assessments on the servants of the Household] for the fourteenth 4s. Aid anno 1712 [1711–12 by 9 Anne, c. 1]. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII, p. 302.
Sept. 16. Money warrant for 1,000l. to Christopher Rhodes to defray the incident charges attending the execution of the 1,400,000l. Lottery anno 1714. (Money order dated Sept. 17 hereon.) Money Book XXIII, p. 249. Order Book VIII, p. 470.
Letter of direction for 9,300l. 12s. 6d. to James Brydges, late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of money remaining in the Exchequer of the Five Sevenths 9 pence per barrel Excise [as by the Act 5–6 Wm. and Mary, c. 20]: and is intended to be applied and paid over for the ordinary pay of the Saxe Gotha Troops from 22 Dec. 1712 to the day of their dismission and one month's pay for their return home according to the Vote of the House of Commons of the 3rd June 1713 [Commons Journals XVII, p. 390]. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 7.
Sept. 16. Same for 10,000l. to Charles Eversfeild, Treasurer of the Ordnance: out of Contributions in the Exchequer on the Lottery anno 1714: half thereof for sea services and half for Land Services of the Office of Ordnance. Ibid.
Same for 101,163l. 8s. 8d. to Charles Cæsar, Treasurer of the Navy: out of money arisen by sale of South Sea Stock: and is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
to the head of Wages. £ s. d.
for flag pay, chirurgeons’ necessaries, bounties to widows &c. 10,196 16 2
for the pay of officers of ships already paid off 10,000 0 0
for the further carrying on the pay of ships at Portsmouth and Plymouth 50,000 0 0
for beginning the payment of ships at Chatham 25,000 0 0
to the head of Victualling.
for half a year's pay to the Victualling labourers, to wit from Xmas 1712 to Lady day 1713, being the time the Navy Yards are paid to 5,666 12 6
for the paying of discharged bakers &c. arrived from Port Mahon 300 0 0
£101,163 8 8
In the margin: a later order, ut infra, p. 128, under date 1714 Oct. 22 for payment of the unsatisfied remain thereof to John Aislabie, the succeeding Treasurer of the Navy. Ibid., p. 8.
William Lowndes to Mr. Howe et al., [the persons] appointed to examine the Army debts. By my Lord Treasurer's order I enclose several papers containing and relating to the debts and demands of the Army which are referred to your consideration.
Appending: schedule of said papers:
a petition of the Earl of Galway's Spanish Regiment of Foot.
ditto of Francis Beaumont, with a report.
ditto of Col. Richard Morrice, with reports from the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts] and from Mr. Brydges.
ditto of Sir William Hodges.
ditto of Margaret Carr, widow.
ditto of Mary Brooks, widow, “with a copy of a Transport report” [a report from the Transports Commissioners].
ditto of Robert Trelawney, with a representation.
ditto of John Dalbos.
ditto of Ensign James Dowley.
ditto of Tho. Wansell.
a memorial of the Troops of Wolfenbuttle.
ditto of the Marquis Dalmases.
ditto of Math. Decker about Vander Kaa [his demands for his] bread [and forage contract].
ditto of the Ambassador [Francesco Giuseppe, Marchese Wicardel di Triviè, Envoy Extraordinary from the Duke of Savoy as] of the King of Sicily.
ditto of Count Gillenborg [Carl, Count Gyllenborg as Envoy from Holsteyn Gottorp] for the Holsteyners.
ditto of Brigadier Moryson.
ditto of the Earl of Dunmore.
ditto of Lord Mark Ker's Regiment.
ditto of Mr. Brydges for bounty money.
ditto of Baron Walef.
ditto of Brigadier Stanwix.
ditto of Baron Borlé in behalf of the Walloon Regiments.
ditto of Lieut. Gibbon.
ditto of [? the Regiments of] [George] Preston, [Henry] Grove, Freke [George Freake], [Thomas] Panton and Napper [Robert Napier].
ditto of General [Charles] Ross.
ditto of Eliz. Fisher, with a letter from Col. King.
ditto of Brigadier Hunt Withers and Col. Labouchetrie.
ditto about Heymans for forage.
state of four persons prisoners in Spain.
The Secretary at War's report on Lord Stair's demands.
memorial of the Officers of eight Invalid Companies with Mr. Howe's reports.
Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 271.
Sept 17. Letter of direction for 2,206l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Moor, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of money remaining in the Exchequer of the 25l. per ton on French wines: and is intended to be applied for one month's full pay from Sept. 11 inst. to the Half Pay Officers of the late Regiments of Col. [Robert] Kerr, Earl of Hyndford, Brigadier [Alexander] Grant, Col. [John] Pocock, Col. [Edward] Leigh and Lord Mark Kerr, who are directed forthwith to repair to Scotland pursuant to a warrant of the Lords Justices of the 15th inst. This payment is understood to comprehend the Half Pay which was intended for the said Officers for the same time. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 8.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests. Send my Lord Treasurer a state of all accounts depending before you and let him know whether the accountants do prosecute the same according to their duty. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 270.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Taxes Commissioners on the petition of Mr. Charles Le Bas relating to an assignment of the offreckonings of Gen. [John] Hill's Regiment, which assignment was purchased by him from Robert Peters. Ibid., p. 272.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing for their consideration the letters and reports [all missing] from Mr. Richard Holmes, Inspector of the Port Books, containing his observations on the ports as follows, viz:
a letter with his observations in the ports of Maldon, Colchester, Ipswich, Harwich, Woodbridge, Aldborough, Southwold, Yarmouth, Blakeney and Cley.
ditto at Wells, Lynn Regis, Wisbech and Boston.
ditto at Grimsby, Hull, Bridlington and Scarborough.
ditto at Whitby, Stockton, Hartlepool, Sunderland, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Ibid., p. 273.
Sept. 17. Same to Mr. Burchet. Mr. Lynn has desired that Mr. Richard Carter, purser of the Torbay, laid up at Chatham, may have four months’ leave to attend the making up the Muster Rolls of the Marine Regiments. My Lord Treasurer desires you to move the Admiralty for leave accordingly. Ibid., p. 274.
Warrant by Treasurer Shrewsbury to the Master and Worker of the Mint to prepare Coronation medals as follows, to wit 300 of gold and 1,200 of silver (being the like number as was provided for the Coronation of Queen Anne) and of the like value with those provided upon the late Peace and to deliver same to the Treasurer of the Household to be by him distributed on the day of the Coronation: all as follows.
Prefixing: order of the Lords Justices in Council dated at the Council Chamber, St. James's, 10 Sept. 1714. The Lords of the Committee appointed to consider the manner of the Coronation this day presented to the Board a report from Sir Isaac Newton, Master of the Mint, with the drafts of medals to be distributed on the day of his Majesty's Coronation; which drafts having been fully considered their Excellencies in Council were pleased to approve of that draft, representing his Majesty's effigies on one side with this inscription:
Georgius D.G. Mag. Brit. Fr. et Hib. Rex
and on the reverse thereof his Majesty in his royal robes seated in a chair with a Britannia setting a Crown upon his head and no other motto than in the exergue,
Inaugaratus Est Oct. MDCCXIV.
and to order, as it is hereby ordered, that the said Master of the Mint do cause forthwith to be made and prepared such number of the said medals as usual: and that particular care be taken that the impression of the said medals do rise high like those medals made upon the late Peace; and to be of such value according to the said draft: which medals are to be distributed at his Majesty's Coronation in such manner as his Majesty shall think fit. And the Lord High Treasurer is to give the necessary directions herein. Warrants not Relating to Money XXII,, p. 298.
Same by same to the Stamps Commissioners to depute James Jenkins as clerk to their Secretary loco Charles Brydges, resigned.
John Cockeran as an Inspector and Surveyor of Courts and Corporations loco Charles Bridges, resigned. Ibid., p. 301.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, approving their deputations to the following officers of the Customs in Scotland which were presented to the late Lord Treasurer [Oxford], but for which no warrants were received, being additions to or changes in the new Establishment of the Customs which the said Commissioners sent up [to London] March 4 last and which was approved by Treasurer Oxford March 11 last, to wit changes by death or dismissal or in consequence of the Commission for the management of the Salt Duties, which Commission came to the hands of the said Customs Commissioners on April 9 last, only 11 days before the [said Salt] Duties took place, and therefore necessitated numerous transfers and appointments.
Prefixing: representation to the Lord Treasurer from the said Commissioners of Customs and of Salt Duties in North Britain dated Custom House, Edinburgh, 7 Sept. 1714. The representation recites the facts as above and continues: “Upon the 11th May last we received a warrant from the late Lord High Treasurer constituting Allan Cameron, Esq., [as] Surveyor General of the West and South Coasts of Scotland and Islands thereunto adjoining for hindering the running of uncustomed and prohibited goods and preventing the importation of Irish victual and cattle, in which warrant we were directed to present five riding officers to be under the said Cameron; a list of which officers is hereunto annexed.”
Appending: a list of persons presented as above to the late Lord Treasurer, but not warranted:
27 April, 1714. John Stamfield as tidesman at Inverness loco Thomas Clark, proposed to be removed to Leith.
27 April 1714. Francis Scott as waiter at the Gates of Edinburgh loco William McArthur, employed in the Salt [Duties].
27 April 1714. William Corsan as same ibid. loco George Dick, employed in the Salt [Duties].
27 April 1714. James Farquhar as a same ibid. loco Thomas Dickson, employed in the Salt [Duties].
27 April 1714. John McNeill as boatman at Leith loco Robert Coats, who is to be tidewaiter at Borrowstounness.
27 April 1714. Mark Hume as waiter at the Gates of Edinburgh loco Andrew Hepburn, employed in the Salt [Duties].
27 April 1714. William Reid as a same ibid. loco John Dunbarr, employed in the Salt [Duties].
27 April 1714. John Gouge as a same ibid. loco William Menzies, employed in the Salt [Duties].
27 April 1714. Patrick Cheyne as landwaiter and searcher at Leith loco Alexander Cuming, presented to be tidesurveyor at Cromarty.
27 April 1714. Alexander Cuming as tidesurveyor at Cromarty loco James Smith, made officer of salt.
27 April 1714. James Marshall as tidesman at Port Glasgow loco Gavin Hamilton, made an officer of salt.
27 April 1714. Thomas Clark as tidesman at Leith loco James Marshall, removed to Port Glasgow.
27 April 1714. William Arbuthnott as tidesman at Aberdeen loco Patrick Higgins, who refuses to act.
27 April 1714. Robert Coates as tidesman at Borrowstounness loco Alexander Frazer, made an officer of salt.
30 April. Edmund Pargitor as Inspector of Outports loco William Edger, presented to be Secretary &c. of Salt.
30 April. Hugh Crawford as landwaiter and searcher at Port Glasgow loco John Cosnan, made General Supervisor of Salt.
17 May. James Greive as tidesman at Dundee loco Joseph Boys, who declines the service.
10 June. John Grifford as surveyor, landwaiter and searcher Zetland [Shetland], loco Geo. Petcairn, who refuses to accept.
10 June. Charles Innis, a Deputy Comptroller at Stranraer, loco Ralph Archbould, made officer of salt.
16 June. John Gordon as tidewaiter, Aberdeen, loco William Brown, who declines the service.
16 June. John McNaughton as tidewaiter at Borrowstounness loco John Gordon, removed to Aberdeen.
16 June. Robert Knight as tidewaiter at Kirkcaldy loco Geo. Moncur, dismissed.
21 July. John Stuart as same ibid. loco Edward Hind, dismissed.
21 July. Thomas Nevette as Comptroller at Prestonpans loco Charles Ogilvie, deceased.
29 July. James Ogilvie as Comptroller at Wigtown loco Cha. Innis, presented to be Comptroller of Stranraer.
29 July. William Erskin as Collector at Stranraer loco James Dalrymple, dismissed.
29 July. James Gordon as Surveyor at Stranraer loco William McDowell, dismissed.
29 July. Cha. Innis as Comptroller at Stranraer loco William Erskin, formerly presented as such.
17 May. Archibald Cameron, one of the five Riding Officers for preventing the importation of Irish meal &c.
17 May. Cha. Forbes as a same.
17 May. Walter Scott as a same.
29 July. David Boswell as a same.
29 July. James McDowell as a same.
Out Letters (North Britain) III, pp. 138–9.
Sept. 18. William Lowndes to Mr. Howe et al. [appointed to examine the Army debts] to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Col. Alexander Campbell, which has been referred to my Lord Treasurer by the Lords Justices. Out Letters (General) XXI, p. 270.
Same to the Postmasters General. My Lord Treasurer has received from the Lords Justices the enclosed extract [missing] of a letter from his Majesty to them with a memorial of Monsieur Vander Poel, Postmaster of the Brill, praying the continuance of his pension of 120l. per an. My Lord Treasurer desires you to take notice of his Majesty's commands for continuing the said pension in like manner as it was paid in the last two reigns. Send hither [to the Treasury] a draft of the necessary warrant. Ibid., p. 272.