Treasury Warrants: June 1716, 16-20

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 30, 1716. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1958.

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June 1716, 16–20

June 16. Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Thomas Ridge, Esq., for a lease of several parcels of the lands purchased by the Crown for the better fortifying of Portsmouth, Harwich and Chatham, to wit parcels of which he was formerly proprietor. Reference Book IX, p. 292.
June 18. Royal sign manual for 200l. to Thomas Allen, gent., as royal bounty; “in reward and satisfaction for his service and the expenses he has been at in and upon account of suppressing the late unnatural rebellion.” (Money warrant dated June 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated June 22 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 408. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 174.
Same for 160l. to John Hudson for himself for keeping the King's Pack of Harriers after the rate of 200l. per an. from 1 August 1714 to 28 June 1715 (at which time he delivered the said Harriers to the Earl of Albemarle by the King's directions).
40l. to John Webb, the Under Huntsman of the said Pack: for the same time. (Money warrant dated June 19 hereon.) (Money order dated June 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated June 22 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 408. Order Book IX, p. 234. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 174.
Privy seal for 1,000l. as equipage and 10l. a day as ordinary to Edward Wortley, alias Montague, “whom we have appointed to be our Ambassador to the Grand Signior.” King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 409.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for making allowances as follows in the Earl of Carnarvon's accounts for Spain and Portugal in the years 1707, 1708 and 1709; as Paymaster General of the Forces acting in conjunction with the Allies: all by reason that Thomas Foley, one of the Auditors of Imprests, in his report on the said accounts has represented that no warrants are produced for the said payments as follows: viz.
41,733l. 1s.d. paid to Charles III., King of Spain, out of the money granted by Parliament for prosecuting the successes in Spain, [being] towards the maintenance of himself and Troops kept on foot by him for the year 1707.
114,831l. 6s.d. [to same] for the same service for the year 1707.
106,039l. 10s. 11d. [to same] for the same service for the year 1708.
138,131l. 15s.d. [to same] for the same service for the year 1709.
all which sums appear by acquittances from his said Majesty or his Ministers to have been paid for his said Majesty's service and may be allowed by privy seal.
10,437l. 11s.d. paid to Mr. Thomas Martin on account of [on the head of] the extraordinaries of the war on account of the pay of a Spanish Regiment of Foot commanded by Don Juan Ferrer from Midsummer 1706 to Dec. 31 following.
24,444l. 16s. 6d. paid to said Thomas Martin on account of the pay of that Regiment and another Spanish Regiment of Foot commanded by Major General Richards from 1 Jan. 1706–7 to 31 Dec. 1707: [the said two sums] having been paid according to the Regulation or Establishment made by the King of Spain's Minister, and his [the said Minister's] orders and acquittances [having been] produced for the same although the muster rolls are wanting: and same may be authorised as above by privy seal (the said accountant being to produce the Regulation or Establishment made by the King of Spain's Minister for the said Regiments; and also the acquittance of the said Martin).
518l. 0s. 7d. paid to the Count Guiscard on account of the extraordinaries of the war in Italy in the year 1708.
13,730l. 10s. 0d. to Prince Eugene of Savoy for raising, clothing and arming Imperial Foot soldiers for the service in Catalonia and in pursuance of a Convention made between the Duke of Marlborough and the said Prince Eugene dated 14 April 1708.
14,929l. 19s. 10¾d. paid to Mr. Martin for the monthly payments made from the year 1706 to the last [day] of Dec. 1708 to such Spaniards as quitted the enemy's service and came over to his Catholic Majesty Charles III. upon a Declaration published for that purpose by the Earl of Galway, her Majesty's General; the said payments being vouched by certificates of his said Catholic Majesty's Plenipotentiaries and proper acquittances of the said Mr. Martin.
4,211l. 9s.d. paid on account of Queen Anne's proportion of the extraordinaries for the Palatine Troops in Spain in 1708 paid pursuant to Mr. Slingelandt's certificate that the States General have paid their proportion.
4,761l. 18s. 1d. paid on account of Queen Anne's proportion of the pay of the said Troops in 1709 [both the said sums] being pursuant to Treaties in that behalf and vouched by acquittances of the Elector Palatine's Minister or Agent.
11,285l. 14s. 3d. paid for levy money of Imperial recruits for the service in Catalonia, being by virtue of a Convention made between Prince Eugene and the Duke of Marlborough and [vouched] by the acquittance of the said Prince Eugene.
The sum total of the allowances as herein amounts to 485,055l. 14s.d.
King's Warrant Book XXVII
, pp. 416–18.
June 18. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for authorising allowances as follows to James, Earl of Carnarvon, in his account for [the Forces in] Spain and Portugal in 1710 and 1711 (for two years from 23 Dec. 1709 to 22 Dec. 1711) as late Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad: the said account having been audited by Auditor Edward Harley, who by his report thereon has represented that the following payments will require a royal warrant in order to their allowance: viz.
205,320l. 16s. 2d. for the said Paymaster General's payments to the German and Italian Troops serving in Spain in the service of the late Queen Anne, to wit for their pay in the year 1710 pursuant to the Establishment signed by Queen Anne, notwithstanding the said Establishment be not countersigned [by the Treasury Lords]: and
238,096l. 6s. 0d. for the like payments for the year 1711: both the said sums being paid by virtue of Treaties or Conventions in that behalf and in pursuance of the warrants of General Stanhope and the Duke of Argyll, successively Commanders in Chief of the said Queen's Forces in those parts (in Catalonia); which warrants directing the said payments appear to have been grounded upon lists of effectives signed by the Imperial Commissary pursuant to her Majesty's Instructions to General Stanhope for paying the said Troops for effectives only: “but as regular muster rolls have not been taken of the said Troops by her late Majesty's Commissaries and it may be doubted whether such lists of effectives be within the description of proper musters, which is however more than has hitherto been produced upon any account of the Paymasters of the Army for foreign Forces and as our said Auditor is informed is the only method of mustering practised by the said Troops, it is submitted by him whether it may not be requisite that the said sums be allowed by our letters of privy seal,” the said Paymaster General having produced acquittances for the same and the late Queen's warrant directing the allowance thereof.
4,047l. 1s. 3d. paid to Prince Eugene of Savoy in 1710 and
4,047l. 12s.d. paid to Count Gallas in 1711, making together 8,094l. 13s.d. for levy money of 1,700 men for recruiting the Imperial Troops at the rate of 20 crowns each man, in pursuance of a Convention signed 14 April 1710 by the Duke of Marlborough on the part of Queen Anne and by Prince Eugene on the part of his Imperial Majesty and for which there are the respective acquittance of Prince Eugene and Count Gallas, but no [royal] warrant [by the late Queen] is produced to authorise said payment and same must therefore be authorised by privy seal.
103,100l. 10s. 0d. paid to the Portuguese Troops serving in Catalonia who were taken into her late Majesty's pay from the 1st day of January 1709–10: and is for their pay for the year 1710 (to the 31 Dec. 1710): the same “appearing to have been paid pursuant to the Treaty or Convention signed by Lieut. Gen. Carpentur (Carpenter) (in the absence of Mr. Stanhope) on the part of her late Majesty and by Count Atalaya on the part of the King of Portugal wherein it is stipulated that the said sum of 103,100l. 10s. 0d. should be paid by the year for the said Troops” and being likewise in pursuance of a warrant of General Stanhope: and the acquittances for said sum being produced together with her late Majesty's warrant directing the allowance thereof.
85,526l. 8s. 9d. paid to the said [Portuguese] Troops for their pay for the year 1711 (the said two years' payments amounting together to 188,626l. 18s. 9d.), the said second year's payment being paid in pursuance of the said Convention and a warrant of the Earl of Barrymore, then Commander in Chief of the late Queen Anne's Forces in Spain, grounded upon lists of effectives signed by the Commissary General of the said Troops, which the accomptant [Earl of Carnarvon] alleges to be the only method of mustering practised by them: and the acquittances for same being produced together with the late Queen's warrant directing the allowance thereof; but no Establishment having been made nor regular muster rolls taken of these Troops by her said late Majesty's Commissaries, and therefore the Auditor conceives that same cannot be allowed without the authority of a privy seal:
41,000l. 15s. 0d. paid on account of her late Majesty's proportion of the pay of the Palatine Troops which served in Catalonia from 9 May 1709 to 31 Dec. 1711: being paid without muster rolls but being in pursuance of a Convention between the late Queen Anne, the States General and the Elector Palatine and according to an Establishment by the said Queen:
2,009l. 17s. 8d. paid upon account of Queen Anne's share of the extraordinaries of the said Palatines in the year 1710 by virtue of the said Convention and according to the certificates of Monsieur Slingelandt, Secretary to the Council of the States General, setting forth the whole charge [of the said extraordinaries] and that the States General had ordered payment of their moiety accordingly; which having been taken as the rate for payments of this nature in preceding accounts may [the Auditor thinks] be likewise allowed by privy seal:
12,527l. 19s.d. paid on account of the subsistence of a Regiment of Grisons upon orders of his Imperial Majesty as King of Spain and in pursuance of the warrants of Mr. Stanhope, her late Majesty's General, and an Establishment signed by her said Majesty: which may be similarly allowed notwithstanding the want of muster rolls.
15,277l. 6s. 10¼d. paid on account of the Spanish Regiment of Foot and two Troops of Horse that served in Alicante; according to a Regulation or Establishment made by his Imperial Majesty's Ministers and in pursuance of orders of his said Majesty and warrants of the Earl of Galway, the late Queen Anne's General: but there being no Establishment made by her late Majesty or muster rolls taken for these Troops: wherefore the same cannot be allowed without the like authority.
16,267l. 12s. 1d. paid on account of the subsistence of a Regiment of Horse commanded first by Major General Hogan, afterwards by Sir Daniel Carrol [O'Carroll], on account of their subsistence in the years 1710 and 1711: and
19,386l. 5s. 6d. paid on account of the subsistence of another Regiment of Horse commanded by the Marques D'Assa in 1710 and 1711 [both sums being paid] in pursuance of warrants from the Earl of Galway, her late Majesty's General, who formed the said Regiments in 1710 out of Spanish and Irish deserters, in pursuance of an order in Council signified by Secretary Dartmouth: but no Establishment being made of the said Regiments by the late Queen Anne or muster rolls taken of them: wherefore the said sums cannot be allowed but by privy seal:
3,623l. 3s. 6d. paid in 1710 upon account of the subsistence of the Spanish Regiment of Foot raised in Portugal and commanded by the Earl of Galway and was issued upon the said late Queen's Establishment and by warrant of the said Earl as Commander in Chief of her Forces in that country: but no muster rolls produced:
109,321l. 13s.d. paid to Antonio Belvitges and Joseph Larissa and Company, undertakers for supplying the Army in Spain with draught and mule carriage for bread and for the Train of Artillery for the service of the year 1710: the same having been paid in pursuance of a warrant from General Stanhope (who was authorised to take care of this service by the late Queen's Instructions), whereby this accomptant's deputy in Spain was directed to pay the said undertakers according to the orders he received from the King of Spain, the contract being made with his [said] Majesty and the account of the performance thereof [being] rendered to and examined by his [said Majesty's] officers.
33,250l. paid for this [abovesaid] service in the year 1711 pursuant to warrants of the Duke of Argyll, the [then] General of her Majesty's Forces in Spain, and upon like orders of the King of Spain: which sum is also directed to be allowed by her late Majesty's royal sign manual: the said two sums amounting together to 142,571l. 13s.d.; for which the acquittances, warrants and orders are produced but not the accounts of the said undertakers nor the vouchers of the service done by them; wherefore the Auditor conceives the same cannot be allowed without a privy seal.
112,042l. 9s.d. paid in 1710 and 37,970l. 19s.d. paid in 1711 to his Imperial Majesty on account of his subsidy as King of Spain to enable his Majesty to subsist, clothe and provide all other necessaries for the Spanish Troops raised and kept on foot by him in Spain and towards the maintenance of his Majesty and his Household: which sums making together 150,013l. 8s. 8d. appear to have been paid in pursuance of his Majesty's orders and by warrants of the Generals of her late Majesty's Forces [as] in part of the yearly sum of 210,000l. allowed upon the Establishment signed by her late Majesty towards paying the Troops of his Catholic Majesty and the extraordinaries of the war (being in part of the money granted by Parliament towards paying the said Troops and the extraordinaries of the war); and acquittances are produced for the same: but there being no warrant or Treaty produced, the same cannot be allowed without a privy seal.
150,000l. paid to the King of Portugal in 1710 and 110,000l. paid to him in 1711 for and upon account of her late Majesty's proportion of the subsidy payable to him for maintaining a body of 13,000 men by virtue of a Treaty with the said King dated 16 May 1703; for which sums, making together 260,000l., the acquittances are produced, but no muster rolls of the said [13,000] Troops or any warrants for the payments made in 1711, wherefore they cannot be allowed without a privy seal, “by which authority the payments made on this head have been formerly allowed to this accomptant and his predecessor.”
5,414l. 15s. 4d. paid in 1709 and 6,564l. 1s.d. paid in 1710 and 5,315l. 11s. 4d. paid in 1711, making together 17,294l. 8s.d., for the allowance or Half Pay to several Officers en second after their being superseded by the return of the Premier Officers whose posts had been filled during their imprisonment by [the French], the said Officers en second being paid according to her late Majesty's Establishment or in pursuance of her commands signified by the Secretary at War: but as no warrants are produced they must similarly be allowed by privy seal to the said accomptant [the Earl of Carnarvon] upon his producing the certificates of the Commissaries that the said Officers were alive and not otherwise provided for and likewise producing proper acquittances for [the payments of] the same.
184l. 12s. 11d. paid by this accomptant for [Office] fees for warrants and orders for receiving the money issued for the service of the Forces in Spain and Portugal, the same appearing to be the usual fees and allowed in preceding accounts.
All the abovesaid sums, amounting together to 1,320,295l. 18s.d., are hereby to be allowed in said account on conditions as above. King's Warrant Book XXVII, pp. 419–26.
June 18. William Lowndes to Sir Roger Mostyn to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Lord Shannon, Lieut. Gen. Wills and the executors of Lieut. General Holt praying payment of several assignments made by them to their respective clothiers. Out Letters (General) XXIV, p. 79.
Same to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army enclosing two lists [missing] signed by the Deputy Governor and Judge Advocate at Gibraltar of the number of persons victualled in that Garrison between the 26th March 1716 and the 20 May following, as also a certificate signed by said Deputy Governor of the quantity of provisions imported by the contractor [Thomas Missing] into his Majesty's stores there on April 7 last. What is due to be paid to the contractor thereon pursuant to his contract? Ibid., p. 81.
Treasury reference to Mr. Pulteney, Secretary at War, of the petition of Thomas Byde, Esq., shewing that he served his Majesty as Judge Advocate General from 1 Aug. 1714 to 20 Sept. 1715: that there was always an allowance of 20s. a day over and above the established pay for himself and clerks; that there is due to him 416l. on that allowance: therefore praying payment. Reference Book IX, p. 281.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to Charles, Duke of Grafton, amd Henry, Earl of Galway, Lords Justices of Ireland, for a patent to pass the great seal of Ireland for an annuity or yearly pension of 100l. to Lady Katherine Jones: in consideration that Charles II. 1675 Dec. 18 granted to her father, Richard, then Earl of Ranelagh, for ever the manor and castle of Athlone with several lands, tithes, customs, fishings &c. thereto belonging in Cos. Westmeath and Roscommon, under the yearly rent of 100l., which rent has been paid to Lady day 1713 and no further and the said Lady Katherine, one of his daughters, in whom the said estate is vested, has by her petition prayed, in consideration of the great loss which both her father and herself have sustained by reason that the said Castle and town was utterly ruined and almost entirely laid waste by the late war in Ireland, a grant of 100l. a year from 1713 Lady day to enable her to discharge the arrears due to the Crown and punctually to pay the said rent for the future. The said grant is hereby to be made accordingly for 21 years from 1713 Lady day. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 48.
June 19. Royal sign manual for 2,664l. 15s. 10d. to William Cadogan, Esq., Master of the Robes: “as imprest and upon account for and towards paying several tradesmen and others for our Parliament Robe, St. George's Robe, and several other necessaries provided upon occasion of our Royal Coronation and the charges incident thereunto according to the particulars thereof to be attested upon the oath of the accountant and other proper vouchers.” (Money warrant dated June 21 hereon.) (Money order dated June 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated June 22 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 410. Order Book IX, p. 234. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 175.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for paying the allowance or salary of 400l. per an. each to the Chief Justices and other Justices of the Counties of Wales respectively as follows, viz. the Chief Justice of Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesey; the Second Justice there; the Chief Justice of Pembroke, Carmarthen and Cardigan; the Second Justice there; the Chief Justice of Brecon, Radnor and Glamorgan; the Second Justice there: to date as from the commencement of the respective letters patent for their said offices and so termly in future: the same to be in lieu and satisfaction of all fees or salaries and additional fees and salaries formerly payable for the said offices: and to be paid out of the Exchequer out of Civil List moneys: the late Queen Anne having by her privy seal dated 1703 July 15 [supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XVIII, p. 335] commanded that the salary of 180l. per an. to each of the said Justices formerly payable out of the revenues of the Principality of Wales should be increased to 300l. per an. each and should be paid at the Exchequer out of Civil List moneys. King's Warrant Book XXVII, pp. 429–31.
Treasury warrant to George, Earl of Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, to distribute, issue and apply (out of the money remaining in the Exchequer of the 910,000l. to be raised by the sale of annuities under the Act of last Session [1 Geo. I., St. 2, c. 12] for enlarging the fond of the Bank of England) the sum of 86,805l. to make good the Deficiency of the principal upon the said Act and such further sum as shall appear to be due for interest thereupon at any time before the date hereof: the said Act having provided that so much of the sum of 180,000l. (which was borrowed on the Act made in the 9th year of Queen Anne [9 Anne, c. 13] which laid a Duty on hops for four years), and the interest thereof, as is deficient and is remaining unpaid, should be satisfied out of the said 910,000l. which is to be raised by the sale of annuities. Money Book XXIV, p. 461.
William Lowndes [to the Customs Commissioners] to permit John Higgins to be instructed at the waterside in the shipping and unloading of goods. Out Letters (General) XXIV, p. 78.
June 19 William Lowndes to Mr. [Josiah] Burchett [Secretary of the Admiralty]. I have read to the Treasury Lords your letter to me of the 18th [inst.] with the papers enclosed therein relating to the French ships [laden] with brandy which were some time since seized off Tinmouth [? Teignmouth] by his Majesty's ships the Deal Castle and the Drake sloop. Please inform the Admiralty Lords that the said papers have been referred to the Customs Commissioners. Ibid., p. 79.
Same to the Customs Commissioners referring to them the abovesaid papers which came since my letter to you of May 31 last, supra, p. 245. The Treasury Lords desire you to enquire into the manner and pretences for making the said seizure. In any doubts in point of law [thereon] you are to take the opinion of counsel thereon to prevent delay. Ibid.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated June 9 inst. from the Duke of Bolton, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, to the Duke of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, for the delivery to Alice Bill, Herbstrewer to his Majesty, of two yards of scarlet cloth for a livery for the year 1716: to an estimate of 38s. Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I, p. 17.
Same for a like warrant dated June 11 inst. for the delivery to Grey Maynard, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, of particulars as follows for the service of her Royal Highness and the young Princesses at St. James's, viz. a crimson serge curtain for a window in St. James's Chapel; a canopy of blue camlet for the bed for the Page of the Backstairs to the Young Princesses; six fire screens of fine Indian paper and fine walnut tree frames for her Royal Highness [the Princess of Wales] and the young Princesses; two mats for her Royal Highness's Dressing Room door; 27 yards of black Bays [baize] for her Highness's use; likewise an umbrella for Madame Schulemberg and a superfine nine quarter blanket for his Majesty's travelling bed: to an estimate of 50l. Ibid., p. 18.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of James Powell shewing that Col. Charles Churchill gave him an assignment on the offreckonings of the Regiment of Marines for 4,335l. 3s. 3d. and that he has received from Sir Roger Mostyn, Paymaster thereof, the sum of 4,018l. 8s.d., which was the offreckonings of the said Regiment to 24 March 1713, the time the same was put upon the Establishment of Ireland; so that there remains due 320l. 14s.d. thereon. Please let us know whether the said balance has been paid to clear the said assignment and what other sums have been issued for offreckonings and upon what assignments since the said Regiment was put on the Establishment of Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 51.
June 20. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Treasury Lords to pay (out of the arrears of the late Queen's Civil List revenues) 850l. to Thomas Coke, who was Vice Chamberlain to the said Queen at the time of her decease: it having been represented that in consideration of his constant waiting and attendance on her person and the extraordinary expense occasioned to him thereby the said Queen for some years before her demise allowed him out of her Privy Purse a royal bounty after the rate of 1,000l. a year; upon which sum there remained due to him at her death the said sum of 850l. (Money warrant dated June 26 hereon.) (Money order dated June 20 [probably an erratum for June 26] hereon.) (Letter of direction dated June 22 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVII, pp. 411–12. Money Book XXIV, p. 466. Order Book IX, p. 235. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 174.
June 20. Establishment under the royal sign manual of additional allowances as follows to the 6,000 men with Officers belonging to the States General taken into the King's service [temporarily by reason of the late rebellion].
By reason of the necessary despatch which was given to the conclusion of the Treaty lately made between his Majesty and the States General for taking into his Majesty's service from the said States 6,000 men with a proportionable number of General Officers, the following allowances were omitted to be inserted therein by Lieut. Gen. William Cadogan, Plenipotentiary in that behalf; by which means the said Troops are in a worse condition during the time of their continuance in our service than when they were in the service of the States General. The Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster General of the Forces, is hereby authorised and directed to pay the respective additional allowances over and above the pay already directed to be paid to the said Troops of the States General by the Establishment dated the 28 May 1716: viz.
per an.
£ s. d.
to a Quarter Master to the General Officers, 5s. a day 91 5 0
for an additional allowance to the Provost Marshal for himself and attendants, 8s. a day 146 0 0
to the Regiment of Dismounted Dragoons of Col. Sgravemore to make up their pay equal with other Regiments of Dragoons serving on Foot, viz. 5s. 6d. to the Colonel as Colonel; 2s. to the Lieut. Colonel; 1s. to the Adjutant; 1s. each to eight Captains; 1s. 4d. each to eight Lieutenants; 1s. 4d. each to eight Cornets; 5d. each to 24 Serjeants; 5d. each to 24 Corporals; 5d. each to 16 Drummers; 3d. each to 416 private men: in all 8l. 8s. 6d. a day 3,075 9 6
for an additional allowance of 60 Grs. [Guilders] per month to 18 Companies of the Swiss Battalions to enable the respective Captains of the said Companies to make up the pay of their Subalterns [into] the usual allowance to them as in time of war, pursuant to their Treaties with the States General: which at 11 gr. to the £ sterling at 12 months in the year amounts to 1,178 3 0
for levy money for one Serjeant and one Drum to each of the Companies of the five Holland Regiments consisting of 52 Companies at 5l. [per Company] 260 0 0
£4,750 10 6
The abovesaid allowances are to commence from the day the said Troops entered into our pay and to be continued till they be dismissed the same. King's Warrant Book XXVII, pp. 439–40.
June 20. Money warrant for 1,910l. to Edward Wortley, alias Montague, Ambassador to the Grand Signior, to wit 1,000l. for equipage and 910l. for three months on his ordinary of 10l. a day. (Money order dated June 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated June 22 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 461. Order Book IX, p. 233. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 174.
Treasury warrant to the Receivers of Crown Revenues for Co. Somerset to pay 150l. to William Pearce, Esq., Deputy Lieutenant of Co. Somerset, William Hopkins, Thomas Prew, Thomas Nichols, William Hayes, Timothy Lloyd, William Blackmore and Edmond Symes, gent., to be laid out in repairing the King's almshouses and chapels thereto belonging situate in the town of Glaston, Co. Somerset; the repairs whereof appear to have been hitherto made at the expense of the Crown.
Prefixing and appending: (1) memorial by John Norton and James Bartlett, constables of Glaston, John Strode and James Pitney, churchwardens thereof, John Merret, John Blackmore, Geo[r]ge George and John Row, overseers of the poor thereof, shewing that there are two almshouses belonging to the parish of St. Benedicts in the said town, one for 10 aged men and the other for 10 aged women, and two chapels belonging to the said almshouses where prayers are said to the poor people and time out of mind have been repaired at the cost of the Crown: therefore praying the repair thereof at an expense of 150l. (2) Report by Hugh Cholmley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, and by Auditor Thomas Jett on the said memorial. We find that these almshouses are his Majesty's and that there is a pension of 37l. per an. paid to the poor thereof by the Receiver General for Co. Somerset. They were repaired by the Crown in 1620 (fn. 1) and in 1693 at a cost of 150l. out of the revenues of the Duchy of Cornwall. There is money sufficient for the work at present in the hands of the Receiver General for Co. Somerset. Money Book XXIV, pp. 471–3.
Money warrant for 125l. each to the Commissioners for taking, examining and stating the debts due to the Army (Thomas Pelham, Grey Neville, John Plumtree, Leonard Smelt, Sir William Gordon, Sir Thomas Palmer and Robert Bristow) for the third quarter's payment due to them June 10 inst. upon their allowance of 500l. each for their care and pains in executing the trusts reposed in them. (Money order dated June 22 hereon.) Ibid., p. 478. Order Book IX, p. 237.
Same for 750l. to James Moody for the incident charges of the abovesaid Commissioners for the [said] third quarter: for clerks, messengers, officers and incidents. (Money order dated June 22 hereon: to be satisfied out of any the Aids or Supplies for the year 1715.) Money Book XXIV, p. 478. Order Book IX, p. 236.
June 20. Letter of direction for 11,011l. to the Earl of Godolphin on the unsatisfied order in his name as Cofferer of the Household: out of Civil List money: for the use and service of the Household. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 171.
William Lowndes to [the Cofferer of the Household] to pay over the abovesaid sum to the uses following: viz.
to pay and clear the Customs of 47 tons of Bordeaux wines imported for his Majesty's service 2,000
for the diet and entertainment of the Envoy from Tripoly 500
towards the expense of the Household in the quarter ended 1715 Xmas.
for the Bakehouse
for the Buttery and Cellar 4,190
for the Acatery 1,295
for the Poultry 1,248
for the Scullery 690
for the Salsary 98
for the Woodyard 778
Letter of direction for 200l. to William Clayton: out of Civil List moneys: on the unsatisfied order in his name on account of pensions and annual bounties payable by him. Ibid., p. 172.
William Lowndes to said Clayton to pay 200l. to Sir Rowland Gwyn, Kt., for half a year to 1716 Lady day on his pension. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to attend the Treasury Lords to-morrow with a list of the Receivers [General of Taxes] of the several counties and an account of the payments made by them since their being appointed [for previous years' collections]. Out Letters (General) XXIV, p. 80.
[?] The Treasury Lords to the Excise Commissioners recommending Matthew Davis, the bearer hereof, for the place of Collector of Excise in Mid Wales loco Thomas Ferryman, “whom you have thought fit to dismiss”; my Lords being well assured of the ability and fitness of the said Davis. Ibid.
June 20. Treasury warrant [to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands] for a particular of the Lordship of Angey Fee and several other lands in Denton and Gonerby, Co. Lincoln, in order to a new lease thereof to William Welby, together with the Courts Leet and Baron of the Lordship and Seigniory of Angey Fee at a fine of 54l. and rent of 8l. 9s. 6d. per an.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on the petition of Mary Welby, mother and guardian of William Welby, an infant, and his brother, John Welby. They hold by a lease from the Master and Chaplains of the late Dissolved Monastery of the Savoy to William Welby, uncle to the said infants, dated 30 Dec. 1697 for the life of Edward Price. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, pp. 401–2.


  • 1. Charles, Duke of York, afterwards Charles I., succeeded as Duke of Cornwall in 1612 on the death of his elder brother, Prince Henry. He was created Prince of Wales in November 1616. The revenues of the Duchy of Cornwall were therefore not in the Crown in the year 1620, as they belonged to Prince Charles from 1616. If there is not an error in the text it can only be explained by the supposition that there was in the Exchequer in 1620 a sum of remains or arrears of the Duchy revenues accruing from the interim period 1612–1616 during which the Duchy had been in the Crown. In 1693 there was no Prince of Wales, so that the Duchy revenues were in the Crown and were paid into and out of the Exchequer just as other revenue of the Crown was.