Treasury Warrants: March 1717, 11-15

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 31, 1717. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1960.

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March 1717, 11–15

March 11. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for repayment of loans made or to be made into the Exchequer either upon credit of a vote of the House of Commons or upon credit of the Exchequer in General or upon certain branches of the revenue: the King being willing and desirous that just repayment and satisfaction shall be made of all moneys so lent with the interest agreed. Hereby orders are to be drawn for repayment of sums so to be lent, with such interest as aforesaid: the orders to be registered and satisfied in such course as shall be prescribed by any Act of Parliament.
(Treasury warrant to the Receipt dated March 18 hereon for orders for [repayment of] loans up to 600,000l. on the Vote of the House of Commons of March 5 inst. in accordance with the above privy seal, which is herein referred to as dated March 15.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, pp. 201–2. Money Book XXV, p. 233.
March 11. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Treasury Lords to pay 1,783l. to Sir James Abercrombie to complete (with 707l. already paid) the sum of 2,490l. representing 830 days from 10 Sept. 1713 to 19 Jan. 1715–16 on an allowance of 3l. a day in respect to the employment he some time since had in commanding the British Forces at Dunkirk and inspecting the demolition of that fortress: the King being pleased in consideration of his case and circumstances to make up the sum which he hath already received on account of said employment equal to an allowance of 3l. a day: he being actually residing there during the above said time. (Money warrant dated March 27 hereon.) (Money order dated March 30 hereon. In the margin: a later Treasury order dated 1717 April 29 for execution hereof.) (Letter of direction dated April 3 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 213. Order Book IX, p. 384. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 277.
Royal letters patent appointing Thomas, Earl of Westmorland, to be Chief Justice in Eyre, Trent North, loco Evelyn, formerly Marquess of Dorchester now Duke of Kingston, whose patent dated 1714 Dec. 17 is hereby revoked: with the annuity or annual rent of 100l. King's Warrant Book XXIX, pp. 30–2.
Money order for 250l. to Charles, Duke of St. Albans, for 1716 Sept. 29 quarter on his annuity or pension. Order Book IX, p. 373.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. A letter from Mr. Carkesse has been laid before my Lords “together with that enclosed from the searchers at Gravesend” touching the stoppage of a ship there said to be bound for Frederickstad. My Lords Order that if the ship stopped is not that against which information is given and that there is no suspicion of her going directly or indirectly to Sweden, she is to be released. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 170.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners. In a memorial to my Lords you have represented that the entire sum of 3,267l. 16s. 1d. is in arrear from persons whose salaries or other allowances for the year 1713 are payable out of arrears of the late Queen Anne's [Civil List] revenues and are yet unpaid. Send my Lords a list of the particular persons [to whom is] owing the said sum, distinguishing therein those payable respectively at the offices of the Cofferer, the Treasurer of the Chamber, or the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 171.
March 12. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Treasury Lords to pay 5,579l. 15s.d. to sufferers by the late Rebellious tumults as follows, to make good their damages, in accordance with the returns of the inquisitions taken pursuant to commissions which the King thought fit to issue under the seal of the Exchequer Court, upon an Address of the House of Commons (fn. 1) in that behalf, to enquire into and return an account of the losses and damages sustained by the King's subjects by reason of the tumultuous and rebellious proceedings in the several counties as follows, to wit in their buildings, houses and other real and personal estates: viz.
£ s. d.
within the County of Stafford 1,722 2 6
within the County of Lancaster 939 13 8
within the County of Salop 1,063 16
within the County of Warwick 436 12 5
within the County of Worcester 470 16 10
within the County of Oxford 146 8 3
within the County of Denbigh 312 0 0
within the County of Montgomery 143 0 0
£5,234 9 10½
The issues are to be made to the agents to be nominated by the sufferers: without account other than such as they shall be obliged to render to the respective sufferers. Further the sum of 345l. 5s. 5d. (making a total of 5,579l. 15s.d.) is hereby to be issued to the said agents to defray the charges which have attended the suing out, executing, returning, filing and copying the said several commissions, inquisitions and proceedings thereupon. (Money warrant dated March 20 hereon.) (Money order dated April 16 hereon. This order quotes the royal warrant as dated April 12: probably by a clerical slip for March 12.)
Appending: an exact account of the several damages done to and sustained by the several persons that were sufferers by the late riots and tumults, in their buildings, houses and other real and personal estates; extracted from the returns of the several commissioners named by royal commissions out of the Exchequer by direction of the Treasury Lords in pursuance of an address of the House of Commons.
£ s. d.
In the county of Stafford, in the borough of Newcastle
the Meeting House, being the property of Henry Hatrell and William Lawton, pulled down and burnt: damages
310 0 0
Henry Hatrell damaged in his goods and chattels 100 0 0
Walt. Bagnall ditto 2 0 0
Henry Bradshaw ditto 37 11 0
George Hatrell damaged in his goods and chattels 8 0 0
Dorothy Pike ditto 45 0 0
at Walsall:
the Meeting House demolished, being the property of Roger Walker, John Godby, John Smith, Fowler Walker, John Cooper and Abraham Norris: damages
151 11 0
at Stone:
the Meeting House demolished, being the property of John King, clerk, Henry Hatrell, Samuel Machin and Thomas Licett: damages
135 7 6
at West Bromwich:
the Meeting House demolished, being the property of John Lowe, Josiah Turton and Richard Brett: damages
209 10 0
one horse, the property of one William Parkes, lent to one Lowe to oppose the rioters: damaged 2 0 0
another horse, the property of one Thomas Abell, lent upon the like occasion and was killed: worth 8 0 0
Thomas Brett, damaged in goods 5 8 0
John Mayo, ditto 8 19 0
John Lowe, ditto 6 12 6
Moses Bird, ditto 0 15 0
John Simcox, ditto 3 0 0
at Kingswinford:
the Meeting House demolished, being the property of John Spilsbury, John Warren, Geo. Flower, Josiah Bassett, Josiah Turton, Henry Hunt, William Deely, William Parkes, Jeremiah Bagg, John Pearshall, William Parks and John Coley: damaged
119 13 6
at Bilson:
Jonathan Shepherd, damaged by loss of goods to the value of
8 2 6
at Sedgley:
the Meeting House, the property of Moses Whitehouse, with several goods belonging to the congregation: in goods valued at
7 0 0
at Leek:
the Meeting House, the property of Josiah Hargraves, damages amounting to upwards of
63 0 0
at Wolverhampton: the Meeting House demolished, being the property of Abraham Pearson and John Scott, damaged 254 16 2
Samuel Clemson, damaged in his goods and buildings 20 0 0
at Stafford:
the Meeting House demolished, being the property of Fra. Licett, Tho. Licett, William Salt, William Dix, John Stych and William Bagnall: damages
215 16 0
£1,722 2 6
in the County of Lancaster
at Manchester:

the Meeting House demolished, being the property of Nathaniel Gaskell, Thomas Butterworth, senr., Thomas Warburton, John Diggles, Richard Taylor, Michael Flitcroft, John Stock, John Holbrook, John Finch, Richard Bealy, John Evans, Thomas Butterworth, junr., James Taylor, Edward Holbrook, Robert Diggles, Jonathan Lees, Benj[amin] Naylor, Daniel Walker, John Tipping, James Grantham, Joseph Jolley and John Stopford: damages
665 13 8
at Mounton [Monton] within Barton upon Irwell:
the Meeting House demolished, being the property of Thomas Lansdall, John Gee, Peter Valentine, junr., Thomas Arrowsmith, Thomas Fildes and Richard Lansdall: damages
200 0 0
at Failsworth:
the windows, pulpit and seats in the Meeting House pulled down and damaged, being the property of James Marlor, Ralph Smith, Joseph Haywood, Joseph Clegg, John Leech, Samuel Leech, James Haddman (? Hardman), Samuel Taylor, John Robinson and James Newton: damages
10 0 0
at Pilkington:
the Meeting House called the Stand Chapel, the windows, doors, pulpit, pews, bell and part of the tileing broke and spoiled, being the property and in the possession of Daniell Gaskell, Daniel Walker, Thomas Crumpton [Crompton], John Fox, James Seddon, Samuel Wareing, Peter Baron, Thomas Key, Roger Sandiford, Thomas Hardman, William Walker, Richard Edge and James Smith for a long term of years yet to come: damages
24 0 0
at Blakeley:
the Meeting House, pulpit, pews, windows, &c., damaged and partly demolished, being in the possession of Thomas Travis and Geo. Travis for the residue of 99 years: damages
40 0 0
£939 13 8
in Co. Salop.
at Shrewsbury:

the Meeting House demolished, being the property of William Lloyd, Samuel Brown, Richard Twiss, Joseph Pearson, Lazarus Jones, Joshua Simonds, Samuel Hotchkis, John Bryan, Thomas Mason, Robert Steen, John Dutton, Thomas Talbot, John Young, Thomas Millward, Thomas Berisford and Benj[amin] White: damages
429 16
at Oswestry
the Meeting House, the property of Edward Rogers, damaged
20 0 0
at Oldbury:
the Meeting House demolished, being the property of John Turton: damages
235 7 6
at Wem:
the Meeting House demolished, being the property of Samuel Dun, Richard Pay and Joseph Higginson: damages
69 4 5
at Whitchurch:
the Meeting House demolished, being the property of Thomas Yates: damages
303 6 9
Anne Jennings, widow, damaged to the value of 5 0 0
Timothy Seymour, damaged 1 1 6
£1,063 16
In Co. Warwick.
at Birmingham:

the Meeting House, the greatest part demolished, being the property of Robert Mansell, William Guest, Daniel Greenwood, Isaac Welsh, Joseph Haddock, John Baker, John Gisburne, James Greir, Stephen Newton, William Russell, William Kettle, Samuel Starvey and Ruth Pagett: damages
335 14 2
a garden behind the abovesaid Meeting House, the property of the said James Greir, damaged 4 0 0
at Deritend, near Birmingham:
the Meeting House, being the property of John Ruston, damaged by pulling down the pulpit and furniture and burning them: damages
95 11 0
Thomas Gisburne, damaged by breaking his windows and window shutters 1 7 3
£436 12 5
In Co. Worcester.
at Dudley.

the Meeting House demolished, being the property of Joseph Stoakes, Joseph Smith, Samuel Bay lie, Francis Gaugh, Samuel Cordall and John Peton: damages
340 12 4
at Stourbridge:
the Meeting House demolished, being the property of Francis Witton and Joseph Carpenter: damages
130 4 6
£470 16 10
In Co. Oxon.
Oxford City:

the Presbyterian Meeting House in the parish of St. Ebbs in the City of Oxon demolished, being the property or in the possession of William Roby: damages
108 17 11
The Anabaptist Meeting House in the City of Oxford, the property of John Franklin; and the goods in his dwelling house: damaged 19 0 0
Eliz[abeth] Blower at Oxford, damaged 0 10 10
Rebecca Burroughs at Oxford, damaged 1 10 0
Hannah Swift at Oxford, damaged 0 7 0
William Plater at Oxford, damaged 0 12 0
Mathew Wisdom at Oxford, damaged 0 10 6
Anthony Franklin at Oxford, damaged 15 0 0
£146 8 3
In Co. Denbigh.
at Wrexham:

near Lampint Street, the Meeting House demolished, being the property of John Hunt, Esq., Andrew Kenrick and Stephen Davies: damages
260 0 0
another Meeting House at Wrexham in Lower Trope Street, defaced and damaged, being the property of Samuel Kenrick, since deceased, and now of John Kenrick: damages 52 0 0
£312 0 0
In Co. Montgomery.
in the township of Baclud
at Llanvilling
[Llanfyllin]: the Meeting House demolished, being the property of Nehemiah Griffith: damages
143 0 0
(For the letter of direction hereon for the sum of 5,579l. 15s.d. see infra under date April 18.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, pp. 206–10.
March 12. Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to pay 1,455l. to Francis Nicholson in full of his allowance of 2,425l. per an. and of all charges and demands whatsoever in the execution of his commission for enquiring into certain matters within her Majesty's dominions in North America as by the letters patent of the late Queen Anne dated 14 Oct. 1712 and the privy seal of 28 Feb. 1712–13 granting him the said allowance; the same having been paid to him to midsummer 1714: and he having returned on the 29th Jan. 1714–15 from executing the said commission. The said sum is to be satisfied as to 252l. 9s.d. out of the said late Queen's Civil List Arrears, being for 38 days on the said allowance from 1714 June 24 to Aug. 1: and the balance of 1,202l. 10s.d. out of the present King's [Civil List] revenues, being for 181 days thereon. (Money warrant dated April 10 hereon.) (Two money orders dated April 16 hereon for respectively 252l. 9s.d. and 1,202l. 10s.d. on revenue respectively as above.) (Letter of direction dated May 3 hereon for said 1,202l. 10s.d.)
Appending: affidavit by said Nicholson that he returned from executing the said commission to Dover in the Ipswich brigantine, Benjamin Cowell master, from Boston in New England on Saturday afternoon, 29 Jan. 1714–15, and set out thence the Monday following for London where he arrived the 2nd Feb. 1714–15. King's Warrant Book XXVIII, pp. 230–1. Order Book IX, pp. 397, 399. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 285.
March 12 Money warrant for 110l. to Arthur Arscott for the surplusage on his account as Sheriff of Devon for the year ended 1715 Sept. 29. [This entry appears to be a duplicate with the money order of 1716 Sept. 1, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXX, p. 303.] Money Book XXV, p. 199.
Letter of direction for 30,000l. to Harry Mordaunt on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance: out of loans that are or shall be made on credit of the late Vote of the House of Commons: and is intended to be applied to land services [of the Office of Ordnance]. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 268.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of John Sparry, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Worcester, for the years 1711–1715, praying payment of 1,063l. 5s. 4d. for his extraordinary charges in returning up to the Exchequer the moneys of his receipt in those years. Reference Book IX, p. 317.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Lawrence Victorin of London, merchant, freighter of the ship Anne and Eliza[beth], shewing that he loaded her with 1,800 quarters of corn for Sweden, therefore praying that she may be permitted to proceed with her said loading to Norway, he being willing to find sureties that she shall not unload the same in any part or place of Sweden. Ibid.
March 13. Money order for 25l. to Sir Clement Cotterel, Master of the Ceremonies, kt., for 1716 Sept. 29 quarter on his annuity or yearly sum in lieu of all allowances by bills or otherwise which he usually received out of the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber. Order Book IX, p. 369.
William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Navy to apply as follows 2,000l. out of the money lately received by you at the Exchequer [out] of loans on the Vote of the House of Commons: viz.
to the head of Wages.
to be imprested to the Lieutenants employed in pressing and procuring men for the Fleet
to be imprested to Mr. Thomas Corbett, Secretary to Sir George Byng, for defraying the contingent services of the Squadron designed for the Baltic 1,000
Disposition Book XXIII, p. 268.
March 13. H. Kelsall to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a power from the Trustees of the estates of the late Duke of Ormonde to be given to Hugh Henry, Esq., to receive the rents thereof for the [trust] purposes therein mentioned. Out Letters(General) XXII, p. 170.
March 14. Money warrant for 750l. to James Moody, the nominee of the Commissioners for Stating the Army Debts, for three months to March 10 inst. for the clerks and incidents of said Commissioners. (Money order dated March 15 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 231. Order Book IX, p. 370.
Same for 125l. each to the Commissioners for Army Debts (Thomas Pelham, Grey Neville, John Plumtree, Leonard Smelt, Sir William Gordon, Sir Thomas Palmer and Robert Bristow) for a quarter to March 10 on their allowances of 500l. each. (Money order dated March 15 hereon.) Money Book XXV, pp. 231–2. Order Book IX, p. 371.
Treasury warrant to Anthony Cracherode, Treasury Solicitor, to pay 100l. to Richard Werge, minister at Alnwick, as royal bounty in consideration of the good services performed by him during the time the Rebels were in arms in Northumberland, and of the losses he sustained at the time through his zeal for his Majesty's service. Money Book XXV, p. 232.
Same to same to pay 40l. to Thomas Ogle of Linckhouse [? Linsheeles], Co. Northumberland, clerk, as royal bounty. Ibid.
Money warrant for 34l. 1s. 8d. to William Thompson, gent., for the surplusage on his account as Sheriff of the town and county of Kingston upon Hull for the year ended at 1716 Sept. 29.
Prefixing: certificate by Francis Neale, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, of the said surplusage: arising by expenditure for the hire of men and horses to guard and safely convoy John Kelly and Jane Mower from the gaol of Kingston upon Hull to the gaol of Newgate, London, by two writs of habeas corpus. (Money order dated April 6 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 27 hereon.) Ibid., p. 245. Order Book IX, p. 380. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 273.
Money order for 40l. to Daniel Langhorne, Esq., and Dudley Downes, gent., Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer, for 1716 Michaelmas and Hilary terms on their allowance of 40l. per an. each for their extraordinary pains and service in sorting and ordering the Records. Order Book IX, p. 340.
Same for 50l. to Daniel Smith, Esq., Lieutenant Governor of the Island of Nevis; for one quarter due March 2 inst. on his allowance. Together with: a later Treasury confirmation dated May 25 hereof. Ibid., p. 345.
Letter of direction for 5,000l. to Casper Frederick Henning, Esq.: without account: upon the unsatisfied order in his name for the use of his Majesty's Privy Purse. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 268.
H. Walpole to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the house of [Nicolò Tron] the Ambassador from the Republic of Venice to seal his goods, he being on his departure from hence. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 171.
March 14. William Lowndes to the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. It is reported to my Lords by William Blathwayt, Auditor General of the Plantations, that you refuse to admit the person whom he has appointed his deputy in the said office, because he is not approved by my Lords. It is the opinion of Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, that Blathwayt hath power by his patent to appoint to execute the same without the direction or approbation of the Treasury. My Lords agree with the said opinion and think you ought to admit the said deputy, unless you have any objection to the person nominated; in which case my Lords desire you will forthwith communicate same to them, least any inconveniences should arise to his Majesty's revenues there for want of such officer. Ibid.
Treasury commission to John Mortar to be Surveyor of the Duties on Houses loco James Wren. (Treasury warrant dormant to the Receiver General of said Duties for Co. Norfolk to pay 50l. per an. salary to said Mortar from date hereof.) Out Letters(Affairs of Taxes)II, pp. 215, 218.
March 15. Money warrant for 223l. 4s.d. to Walter Chetwynd, Keeper of St. James's Park, for 1716 Dec. 25 quarter on the fees and salaries ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXX, p. 543. (Letter of direction dated March 16 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 229. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 269.
Same for 20l. to Samuel Hill for 1716 Sept. 29 quarter on his salary as Latin Secretary. (Letter of direction dated March 7 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 229. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 266.
Treasury reference to Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General, of the petition of Joseph Hinxman, Esq., Chief Woodward of New Forest, praying allowance of 50l. expended by him in attending this [the Treasury] Board and making discovery of several abuses committed in New Forest; also praying directions whether such discoveries and prosecutions may be made and carried on at the expense of the Crown and whether he may not (if occasion be) make composition with such as may be found not able to pay the forfeitures if convicted [in order] that the petitioner may have it in his power to deter such destructive practices. Out Letters (General) XXIII, p. 317.
Same to Hugh Cholmley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Elizabeth Ellbrough, widow, for extension of lease (for rebuilding) of a little messuage built by her late husband on part of the ground leased to the late Earl of Rochester called the Stable Yard, lying on the north side of St. James's Park and demised by the said Earl to her husband 23 May 1706, containing in front next Spring Garden 14 foot 3 inches and in depth from north to south 20 foot, being destroyed by the late dreadful fire. Ibid.


  • 1. The House being informed of great disorders in the county of Stafford by several evil disposed persons going from place to place in a tumultuous and riotous manner and that they had assaulted and wounded several of his Majesty's good subjects without any provocation and that one Mr. Bayly was able to give the House an account thereof and that lie was at the door.he was called in and gave the House an account what had happened in that country [county]: and Mr. Bracebridge, a member of the House… read a letter from that country relating to those disturbances (at Wolverhampton, Stafford, Walsall, Stone, Longdon, Bilston, Dorlaston, Wednesbury) it was Resolved nemine contradicente that an humble Address be presented to his Majesty that he be graciously pleased to give directions to the several magistrates throughout the kingdom to put the laws in speedy and vigorous execution, enquire of the promoters of tumults, proceed against delinquent Justices &c. and that an exact account may be taken of the losses and damages which his Majesty's subjects have sustained by reason of these tumultuous and rebellious proceedings and that the sufferers may have full compensation made thorn for their damages: and to assure his Majesty that all such expenses as his Majesty shall be at on that account shall be made good to his Majesty out of the next Aids that shall be afterwards granted by Parliament (Commons Journals XVIII, p. 227, 16 July 1715).