Treasury Warrants: March 1717, 16-25

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March 1717, 16–25

March 16. Letter of direction for 69l. to Sir John Fortescue Aland for 1½ years and 80 days to Mich. 1716 on his 40l. per an. as one of his Majesty's Counsellors at Law. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 269.
March 16. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. I have read to my Lords your report of the 15th inst. on the petition of Laurence Victorin “wherein you say that as several ships entering out corn for Holland, Hamburg and other places may when they are at sea put themselves in the way of the Swedish privateers contrary to the intention of his Majesty's Proclamation against trading directly or indirectly with Sweden” you have prayed my Lords' directions for your guidance in those cases. My Lords direct you to send your Solicitor to take the opinion of the King's Counsel [the Attorney and Solicitor General and the King's Counsel learned in the law] what method may best be taken to prevent “their” indirect practices. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 171.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Edward Conway, Esq., Receiver General of Taxes for Cos. Chester, Denbigh and Flint, of the Land Tax anno 1715 and Duties on Houses anno 1714, praying payment of 274l. 12s. 3d. for his extraordinary charges in returning to the Exchequer the sum of 21,969l. 8s. 4d. [being moneys of his receipt], “being after the rate of 3d. per £.” Reference Book IX, p. 318.
Same to same of the petition of Bernard Hutchins, Receiver General of the Land Taxes and Duties on Houses for Co. Somerset annis 1713 and 1714, praying payment of 203l. 15s. 0d. for his like extraordinary charges, being after the usual rate of 5s. per cent. on 81,512l. 11s. 11d. by him returned up to the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Lepton and Nathanael Bland shewing that — [the said] Bland was debtor to the Crown 118l. for Customs on tobacco and that four cottages in Beeston, Co. Yorks, of the yearly value of 3l. 2s. 0d. were seized to the Crown as being Bland's, but they are Lepton's estate; that two cottages and three little closes in Shelf, Co. Yorks, of the value of 4l. 8s. 0d. per an. (of which Lepton was also to be put into possession before the extent, in consideration of 60l. owing to him by Bland upon a judgment) are also extended. Lepton proposes either to accept 50l. and assign his judgment [for benefit of the Crown] or to pay 50l. and to have an assignment of the extent. Bland prays to be restored to his liberty. Ibid.
March 18. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt. My Lords have as yet received no answer to my letter of Sept. 27 last [supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXX, p. 495] desiring a list of the Detines that have been made for Aids or taxes, since the Revolution, upon orders or debentures for salaries or pensions payable at the Exchequer. You are to order same to be made out and sent to them with all convenient speed. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 172.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to repay 213l. 5s. 2d. to David Poole, one of the sureties of Edward Scarborough (late collector of Customs at Liverpool), being so much overpaid by said Pool on his said suretyship; his bond being determined by the death of the late King Wm. III. and the balance due from said Scarborough on the 8 Sept. 1702 (being six months after the said King's death) being overpaid in the following January. The said sum is to be set in super in said Scarborough's account.
Prefixing: report by the said Commissioners on the petition of said Poole. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 4316–433.
March 18. Treasury warrant to the Commissioners for the Duties on Hides, Houses &c. to perform works and repairs as follow.
Prefixing: representation from said Commissioners to the Treasury. The house where our Office is kept in St. Martin's Lane is very much out of repair, insomuch that the front thereof is in danger of falling. The cost of rebuilding the front will be 160l., in consideration whereof our lease, which is but for 15 years to come, will be renewed for the whole term of the Duties on hides yet unexpired. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 223.
March 19. Same to the Board of Works to estimate for works as follows.
Prefixing: the Duke of Bolton, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, to the Treasury dated Feb. 28 last. It is the King's pleasure that a rail and ballaster be put upon the leads over the Clerk of the Kitchen's Office at St. James's for the young Princes's [Princesses'] service: and that new window sashes be made for the Council Chamber at the Cockpit and the window shutters repaired. Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I, p. 30.
March 20. Letter of direction for 300l. to Conyers D'Arcy and George Feilding, Esq.: out of the money now remaining in the Exchequer for tin sold which is applicable to the debts of the late Queen Anne: and is to be issued on the unsatisfied order in their names for debts incurred on account of the extraordinary expenses of the said late Queen's Stables in the time of their acting as Commissioners for executing the office of Master of the Horse to the said Queen. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 274.
William Lowndes to the Taxes Commissioners. Send my Lords an abstract of all reports remaining unsatisfied made by the late Agents or Commissioners for Taxes for extraordinary allowances to Receivers General of Taxes, distinguishing therein what sums each Receiver owes to the public, what is reported due to him, and which of them finished their accounts by Michaelmas last. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 171.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Ambrose Reddall, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Beds, praying payment of 600l. (as by a bill of charges annexed) for his extraordinary charges in bringing up to the Exchequer by strong guards the Land Taxes and House Duties [for said county] for 11 years ending at Lady day 1716. Reference Book IX, p. 319.
Same to same of the like petition of Walker Weldon, late Receiver General for Co. [Kent] of the third 2s. Aid anno 1713, the fourth 2s. Aid anno 1714 and of 3½ years' Duties on Houses ending at Lady day 1715; similarly praying payment of 413l. 10s. 0d. for his extraordinary charges in bringing up to the Exchequer 103,126l. 18s. 1d. by strong guards. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Auditors of Imprests to allow the sum of 359l. 10s. 6d. in the account of Anthony Cracherode for maintaining witnesses from remote places against the Rebel prisoners and 26l. 17s. 6d. and 13l. 10s. 0d. for charges and expenses as follows: being his first accompt as Solicitor for the affairs of the Treasury, to wit for one year ended 1 June 1706.
Prefixing: representation from said Cracherode dated 17 Feb. 1716–17. In carrying on the several prosecutions I found it absolutely necessary for his Majesty's service that several witnesses who came from remote places to give evidence against the Rebel prisoners should be maintained here at the public charge till the trials came on, which I did without any particular orders [from the Treasury Lords] (the service not admitting of the delay of obtaining such orders) at the lowest rates I possibly could, having regard to their several degrees, professions &c. I've also maintained a number of Scotch prisoners who become witnesses for his Majesty, sometimes at 8d., sometimes at 12d. a day each man.
In the account of my predecessor, Mr. Borrett, for the year ending 15 Oct. 1714 some allowances were made him for the incident expenses of his Office allowed him upon oath for want of vouchers, viz. 26l. 17s. 6d. on orders of reference and 13l. 10s. 0d. for charge of extraordinary clerks, “of which expenses I have never kept any account, not knowing till very lately that such allowances had ever been made,” and therefore I cannot make oath on those heads either in this or my next account (which will determine 1 June next). But I pray the same allowance as made him, the business in my Office being every way very much increased beyond what it was in Mr. Borrett's time.
£ s. d.
Appending: said Cracherode's bill:
13 Mar. 1715–16, paid Andrew Smith as treasurer for the 58 Scotch witnesses brought from Lancashire in custody; on account of their allowances of 8d. a day each
29 0 0
20 March, paid Mr. Hayhurst and two other witnesses against the Rebels, viz. William Baines and William Glover, for seven days' subsistence for them and their horses, being kept in London for that purpose: at 4s. each day 4 4 0
27 March 1716, paid Mr. Hayhurst and the said two other witnesses seven days' allowance more at 3s. per man, their horses being sent home 3 3 0
3 and 10 April, paid Mr. John Hayhurst, William Baines and William Glover 14 days more for their subsistence at 3s. each 6 6 0
17 April, paid William Tunstall, one of the Lancashire witnesses, seven days' allowance for himself and horse 1 8 0
20 April, paid Andrew Smith more, to clear arrears of allowance due on the 17th inst. to the said Scotch witnesses at 8d. a day each, the rest having before been paid them partly in Lancashire and partly upon the road from thence to the Savoy and partly here 56 2 0
20 April, paid more to him for the arrears of 4d. a day each which was added to make up their allowance from 8d. to 12d. a day 4 10 0
24 April, paid Thomas Walmesley for attending as a witness against Gascoigne, Dalton and other Rebels 1 1 6
24 April, paid William Taylor and Thomas Whittle, two Lancashire witnesses, 14 days' allowance for themselves and horses at 4s. a day each 5 12 0
24 April, paid John Hayhurst, William Baines and William Glover 14 days' subsistence more 6 6 0
24 April, paid William Tunstall seven days' subsistence more 1 8 0
27 April, paid William Taylor, senr., 17 days' allowance for himself and horse 3 8 0
1 May, paid William Baines, John Hayhurst and William Glover seven days' subsistence more 3 3 0
2 May, paid William Taylor, junr., Thomas Whittle, William Tunstall and Thomas Walmesley seven days' subsistence more 5 5 0
4 May, paid more to 54 Scotch witnesses at 12d. a day each from the 17th inst. to and for this day, being 17 days 45 18 0
14 May, paid Dr. Farrington 35 days' subsistence (with a servant and two horses) to give evidence against the Lancashire Rebels at 10s. a day 17 10 0
14 May, paid John Orme and John Hugall for 35 days' subsistence for the like service at 6s. 6d. a day each 22 15 0
15 May, paid William Tunstall, Thomas Whittle and William Taylor, junr., 14 days' allowance for themselves and horses 8 8 0
15 May, paid John Hayhurst, William Baines and William Glover 14 days' subsistence 6 6 0
15 May, paid Thomas Walmsley 14 days' allowance 2 2 0
17 May, paid 54 witnesses in the Savoy 13 days' allowance at 12d. each a day 35 2 0
19 May, paid John Poole and Geo. Wignall seven days' allowance for them and their horses 2 16 0
24 May, paid Thomas Walmesley seven days' allowance 1 1 0
25 May, paid William Taylor, senr., four weeks' subsistence 5 12 0
29 May, paid John Hayhurst, William Baines and William Glover 14 days' allowance at 3s. a day each 6 6 0
30 May, paid William Tunstall, Thomas Whittle and William Taylor, junr., 14 days' subsistence 8 8 0
31 May, paid William Parkinson, attorney at law, 52 days' subsistence as evidence against the Rebels, with a servant and two horses: at 10s. a day 26 0 0
1 June, paid 54 Scotch witnesses for 17 days' allowance at 12d. each a day 40 10 0
£359 10 6
Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, pp. 102–4.
March 21. Royal warrant dormant dated St. James's to the Treasury Lords to pay 100l. per calendar month as an allowance for [Carl] Count Gyllenborg, the Swedish Envoy, who is to be kept under arrest in the Castle of Plymouth, Co. Devon; to be for his maintenance during the time he shall be retained and kept: to be paid to his own hands or to such person as he shall appoint: and likewise 200l. for fitting up and preparing conveniences in the said Castle for his reception: to be paid to the Governor of said Castle without account for that purpose. King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 182.
Royal sign manual for 300l. to John Brown, gent., as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated March 22 hereon.) (Money order dated March 27 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 23 hereon.) Ibid., p. 211. Order Book IX, p. 382. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 271.
Same for 99,077l. 9s. 3d. to Harry Mordaunt, Esq., Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance: as imprest and upon account for land and sea services of the Office of Ordnance. (Money warrant dated 22 March 1716–17 hereon.) (Money order dated March 25 hereon. In the margin: two later orders dated 22 May 1717 and 3 April 1718 for confirmation hereof.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 212. Order Book IX, p. 372.
Money warrant for 1,180l. to Chambers Slaughter for half a year to Xmas last for the inferior officers employed under the Commissioners for Forfeitures; whereof 180l. is for incidents and is to be paid over to Lewis Elstob, agent attending the said Commissioners, on behalf of the public. (Money order dated March 22 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 234. Order Book IX, p. 374.
Treasury warrant [to the Auditors of Imprests] to allow to Thomas Edwards and Joseph Whitehead, Joint Clerks of the Hanaper in Chancery, 40l. for the expense of passing their account of the Hanaper for one year ended at Michaelmas 1716.
Prefixing: Auditor Edward Harley's certificate that said account is this day delivered into his Office. Money Book XXV, p. 242.
H. Walpole to the Treasurer of the Navy. The Treasury Lords direct you to apply to the payment of wages the sum of 8,400l. out of the 50,000l. lately directed to you out of loans on the Vote of the House of Commons. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 271.
Same to same to apply (out of 100,000l. lately issued to you out of loans as above) the sum of 12,000l. to answer bills of exchange to be drawn on the Victualling Commissioners by the Agent Victualler of the Fleet now going to the Baltic, [to wit] for supplying the said Fleet with provisions whilst they are there. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Samuel Baylie, gent., late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Stafford, shewing that in 1708, 1709 and 1710 he paid into the Exchequer the sum of 86,032l. 5s. 9d. and petitioned for the usual allowance for remittance, which [petition] was referred to the Taxes Commissioners 16 March 1714–15: that they reported that petitioner was wanting in the discharge of his duty, which brought upon him a prosecution, which charge they grounded upon a report of the former Commissioners [of Taxes] dated 30 Sept. 1711; therefore prays to be admitted to vindicate his reputation and shew wherein the [said] report (to which they refer) is malicious and false, the prosecution arbitrary, vexatious and illegal and grounded upon the perjury of a very scandalous person; and prays that he may not be deprived of his allowances for [on the sum of] 32,912l. said to be paid in Exchequer Bills since the hazard [of remitting same to London] was as great as if paid in specie. Reference Book IX, p. 318.
March 21. Treasury reference to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of William Thomas, Esq., late Comptroller of the Lottery of 1,500,000l. anno 1711 [9 Anne, c. 6], and afterwards Paymaster of the same, praying allowance of 129l. 11s. 8d. for incident charges defrayed by him during the execution of his said respective offices and in the preparing and passing his account. Ibid., p. 319.
Entry of a power or letter of attorney under the form of letters patent to William, Duke of Devonshire, and Henry, Earl of Grantham, to Hugh Henry, Esq., of Dublin, to receive the annuity of 2,000l. per an. for Lady Mary Butler and to raise 10,000l. for the portion of her daughter Elizabeth: all by reason that the royal letters patent of 12 Nov. 1716 did (by virtue of the Act for Traitors' Estates [1 Geo. I., St. 2, c. 50]) grant 2,000l. per an. to Lady Mary Butler, wife of the late Duke of Ormonde, attainted, [the said grant to commence] as from 10 Sept. 1715, the time when he became attainted, and 10,000l. to Elizabeth Butler, his daughter, for her portion, and to that end did demise all the lands of the said late Duke to William, Duke of Devonshire, and Henry, Earl of Grantham, for 99 years from 10 Sept. 1715 in trust to pay said 2,000l. per an. and said 10,000l. and to deal with the overplus profits and reversion of said estate in manner therein set out: the said Hugh Henry “being a person employed by the Treasury Lords in like service for his Majesty.”
Followed by: statement of opinion by Sir Edward Northey, Attorney General. The directions in this letter of attorney are pursuant to his Majesty's letters patent and therefore I have no objection to the draft as amended. Hereby the 10,000l. for the daughter is to be immediately raised before any money out of this part of the late Duke's estate will be paid into the Exchequer. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, pp. 108–11.
[?] Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of a reversionary lease to Catherine Wyndham of a passage on the river of Thames called Richmond Ferry for 13 years from 20 Dec. 1733 at the rent of 23s. 4d. per an., ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXX, p. 109. Ibid., p. 112.
March 22. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 1,000l. per an. to John, Earl of Leicester, as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber: to commence as from 12 Feb. 1716–17, “on which day he appears by a certificate from the Chamberlain of our Household to be sworn into the place and quality aforesaid.” King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 210.
Same to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the baronetcy fee due from Sir William Milner of Nun Appleton Hall in Co. York. (Privy seal dated March 30 hereon.) (Treasury warrant to the Receipt dated April 5 hereon for tallies of discharge accordingly.) Ibid., pp. 211, 225. Money Book XXV, p. 242.
March 22 Money warrant for 100l. to Capt. William Hanmer: without account: to defray the charge of conducting Count Gyllenborg, the Swedish Envoy, to his Majesty's Castle of Plymouth, where he is to be detained and kept prisoner. (Money order dated March 23 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 23 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 234. Order Book IX, p. 371. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 271.
Same for 100l. per calendary month to Count Gyllenborg, the Swedish Envoy, who is to be kept under arrest at Plymouth Castle: as by the royal sign manual of the 21st inst.: the first payment hereon to be in advance for three months from the time of his being seized, to wit from the 29th day of January last to the first day of May next; and the subsequent orders for each calendary month's allowance during such time as he shall be under confinement in the said Castle.
Further by virtue of the same privy seal a money order is hereby to be drawn for 200l. to Major General Trelawney, Governor of the said Castle: without account: which the King is pleased to allow him to defray all charges of fitting up and preparing the said Castle for the said Envoy's reception. (Money orders dated March 23 for 300l. to Count Gyllenborg and 200l. to Major General Trelawney hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 23 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 235. Order Book IX, pp. 371, 372. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 271.
Christopher Tilson (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to [Mr. Young], Surveyor General of Woods, to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from my Lord Cobham representing the ruinous condition of the fences at Swindley [Swinley Rails in Windsor Forest]. Out Letters (General) XXIII, p. 172.
H. Walpole to the Auditors of Imprests enclosing a memorial [missing] from the Earl of Carnarvon, late Paymaster of the Forces, containing a list of payments made in England for several services as therein relating to the Forces, for which no allowance has hitherto been made him. Please examine the vouchers relating to the said account and certify whether he has had credit for any of them. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Sir Roger Mostyn [late Paymaster of Marines] of the petition of Lieut. Tho. Mercer, [a Lieutenant] in the late General Holt's Regiment of Marines, praying payment of 421l. 10s. 0d. due to him for subsistence of prisoners at Bilboa, on an account stated by the Admiralty and directed to be paid by the said Sir Roger Mostyn out of the savings of that Regiment by respits. Reference Book IX, p. 318.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of the Earl of Carnarvon shewing that there is several demands on the public remaining unsatisfied for pay, forage &c. which accrued during the time he was Paymaster “according to a list thereof” [missing]: therefore praying that money may be issued to him for answering the same. Ibid., p. 319.
March 22. Treasury reference to [James], Earl of Carnarvon, [as late Paymaster General of the Forces], of the petition of Sir Theodore Janssen shewing that formerly, by the Earl of Godolphin's particular directions, he accepted a bill of exchange drawn upon him for 2,400 crowns by her late Majesty's Agent at Geneva for arms furnished for the service of the war in Italy, and having received the sum of 600l. from the Earl of Carnarvon for satisfying the said bill the said Earl makes a demand on him for the repayment thereof, alleging that he neither received nor was allowed in his [Carnarvon's] accounts [as Paymaster] anything for that service: therefore praying that 600l. may be issued to said Earl of Carnarvon for reimbursing the same. Reference Book IX, p. 319.
Same to same of the petition of William Morrice, son of Thomas Morrice, Esq., late Deputy Paymaster of the Forces in Portugal, under the care of [pay of the Honourable James Brydges, Esq., now] the said Earl of Carnarvon, shewing that his said father did by direction of the Commander in Chief [there] pay over to the Paymaster of the Spanish Regiment of Dragoons the sum of 1,226l. 19s. 6d. upon account of subsistence to the said Regiment to the time it was disbanded, and took credit for the same in his cash account with the said [Brydges, now] Earl of Carnarvon; that the said Earl demands the said sum of petitioner as executor to his father, alleging that he [Carnarvon] neither received nor was allowed anything for that service in his [Carnarvon's] accounts: therefore petitioner prays that said sum may be issued to said Earl for reimbursing the same. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Charles Le Bass shewing that some time since he received 480l. from the said Earl of Carnarvon for levy money of 240 men to serve in the French Regiment of Dragoons in Spain; that said Earl now demands the repayment of that sum, alleging that he has neither received or been allowed anything in his accounts for that service: therefore petitioner prays that said sum may be issued to said Earl for his disbursements. Ibid., p. 320.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for an extension of lease to John Burchett of the farm of the messuage or tenement called Brooklands, alias Brookeslands, in Weybridge, Co. Surrey, parcel of the possessions of the Crown of England, late in jointure to Catherine, Queen Dowager.
Prefixing: (a) particular of the premises and memorandum by Auditor Tho. Jett. The premises comprise 268 acres of land and were leased by the said Queen Dowager's trustees 24 March 1683 to John Burchett of Weybridge for eight years from 29 March 1705 at a rent of 10l. And again on the 29th Jan. 1697 to him for a further 15½ years.
(b) ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by: (c) undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease.
In the margin: a later Treasury confirmation dated 26 April 1717 of this warrant. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, pp. 105–7, 122.
Warrant under the royal sign manual ordaining letters to be made and passed under the privy seal of Scotland for a yearly salary or pension of 3,000l. to James, Duke of Montrose, as Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland, to which he was constituted by letters patent of Dec. 13 last under the seal appointed by the Treaty of Union to be kept in Scotland in lieu of the great seal there.
Prefixing: copy of said patent of 1716 Dec. 13. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, pp. 40–2.
March 23. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Charles, Lord Cornwallis, and James Craggs, junr., Esq., Postmaster General, for allowing such letters as are to pass free: viz. that henceforth no person whatsoever send or receive free letters or pacquets except
the Principal Secretaries of State.
the Treasury Commissioners and their Secretaries.
the Duke of Marlborough, Commander in Chief of the Forces, and his Secretary; the Secretary at War.
the Secretary of the Admiralty.
the Lieutenant General of Ireland and his Secretary.
the Members of both Houses of Parliament during Sessions and for 40 days before and after, so [long] as their pacquets do not exceed two ounces.
None of the above are to permit any person to send private letters under cover to them but what they shall immediately send to the General Post Office to be taxed, and they shall not cover any man's letters other than their own: all in order to prevent the abuses which have been frequently practised by non-members endorsing on their letters the names of such as were Members and directing their letters to Members when such letters do not really belong to or concern the Members so addressed. The King expects that the Members of both Houses do constantly endorse their own names on their own letters with their own handwriting. King's Warrant Book XXVIII, pp. 217–18.
H. Walpole to the Earl of Carnarvon [late Paymaster General of the Forces] to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Sir Mathew Decker, bart., in behalf of John Dierix praying [payment of] the sum of 9,113l. 13s. 8d. for forage delivered by him to her [late] Majesty's Forces and those in her pay in the Low Countries pursuant to contracts made with him on her Majesty's behalf. Please examine the said contract and send my Lords a true state thereof. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 173.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests. My Lords have read the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Earl of Carnarvon setting forth that he hath had no allowances in his accounts for the several payments made by his Deputies [abroad] for the respective services as therein. My Lords direct you to examine the vouchers relating to the said account and to certify whether he hath had credit for them in any of his accounts already passed. Ibid.
1717.
March 25.
Money warrant for 79l. 7s. 11¼d. to Sir Fortescue Aland as late Solicitor General for one year and 49 days (1715 Dec. 21, the date of his patent of appointment as such, to 1716–17 Feb. 8, when he was succeeded therein by Sir William Thompson) on his fee or salary of 70l. per an. (Letter of direction dated April 3 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 235. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 277.
March 25. Money warrant for 1,300l. to John, Earl of Stair, for 13 weeks 18 Dec. 1716 to 19 March inst., on his ordinary as Ambassador Extraordinary to France. (Money order dated March 26 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 27 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 236. Order Book IX, p. 380. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 273.
Treasury warrant to Anthony Cracherode [Treasury Solicitor] to pay sums as following to the King's Counsel, officers, clerks and other persons employed in full recompense for their respective services and attendance in relation to the execution of the several commissions for trying the Rebels at Preston and Carlisle.
Prefixing: said Cracherode's memorial proposing payments as follows.
Appending: list of said King's Counsel and others so employed as above with the sums proposed by Cracherode for their payment:
Counsel and officers for his Majesty at Preston who attended there 17 days.
Serjeant Page, who went thither out of Oxfordshire on purpose, 200l.
Mr. Rigby, Mr. Ashurst and Mr. Kynaston, 100l. each.
Mr. Wheate, who accompanied Serjeant Page and opened some of the indictments: 50l.
Mr. Masterman, who was sent in[to] Lancashire to collect evidence for his Majesty against the Rebels to be tried at Liverpool and Preston, and who afterwards attended at the trials at Liverpool and has only received 100l. from me [Cracherode]: 200l.
Fra. Breton, Clerk of the Crown and Clerk of the Arraigns.
Edward Carter and Lancelot Dowbiggin, Clerk of the Indictments and.Cryer.
William Braboin, Clerk and Steward to the Judge.
Richard Pate, Butler to the Judge.
Thomas Hater, Keeper of the Petit Jury.
Edward Hale, porter: these [the above] seven to have half as much as the like officers received for their service at Liverpool.
Counsel and officers for his Majesty at Carlisle who were engaged 55 days in their journey thither and back and upon the place.
Solicitor General: to have what he was promised.
Mr. Carter.
Sir Ja. Stuart, Solicitor General of Scotland: 300l.
Mr. Ashurst: 200l.
Mr. Cayley, opening Counsel: 200l.
Mr. Cragie and Mr. Gadden, the two junior advocates from Scotland, have already received from me 200l. a piece.
Mr. Nicho. Paxton, Agent as Solicitor for his Majesty, and who settled the evidence and was engaged in that service five months: besides his expenses: 300l.
coachmen's bills: 615l. 7s. 0d. who carried down to Carlisle and brought up again to London the Judges and Counsel and their officers, servants and baggage.
Fra. Breton, Clerk of the Assize and Clerk of the Arraigns.
Samuel Harris, cryer.
Robert Dickinson, Robert Merrick, John Paget, William Bowles, clerks to the four Judges.
Hen. Austin and Thomas Davis, cooks.
Thomas Everett, porter.
James Johnson, butler.
John Laughton, Keeper of the Grand Jury.
Geo. Deakin, Groom to Justice Tracy.
Joshua Clegg, footman, and Richard Oven [? Owen], groom to Justice Price.
William Mathews, footman, and John Clerk, groom to Lord Chief Baron Smith.
William Roberts, footman, Thomas Toody, groom, and John Fox, servant to Baron Scroop.
the above 19 officers to have the same allowances as the like officers had for their services at Liverpool.
Note. The Judges' servants attended as Keepers of the Court in their turns.
Money Book XXV, pp. 238–9.
March 25. Money warrant for 278l. to Sir Thomas Johnson of Liverpool as in full (with 1,000l. already issued to him by way of advance) of allowance of 40s. per man for transporting Rebel prisoners as follows to some of his Majesty's Plantations in America as by his contract agreement with the Treasury dated 1716 April 16: being in all for 639 Rebels or prisoners so shipped for transportation according to the following certificates attested by the Mayor of Liverpool and the Collector or Searcher of said port: viz.
£
30 March 1716 shipped on board the Scipio frigate, Capt. John Scraisbrick [Scarisbrick] Commander, for Antigua 95 rebels 190
21 April 1716 shipped on board the Wakefield, Capt. Thomas Beck Commander, for South Carolina, 81 Rebels or prisoners 162
26 April 1716 shipped on board the Two Brothers, Edward Rathbon Commander, for Jamaica, 47 Rebels or prisoners 94
7 May 1716 shipped on board the Susannah, Capt. Thomas Bromhall Commander, for South Carolina, 104 Rebels or prisoners 208
24 May 1716 shipped on board the Freindship, Capt. Michael Mankin Commander, for Maryland or Virginia, 80 Rebels or prisoners 160
25 June 1716 shipped on board the Hockenhill, Capt. Hockenhill, Commander, for St. Christophers, 30 Rebels or prisoners 60
29 June 1716 shipped on board the Elizabeth and Anne, Capt. Edward Trafford Commander, for Virginia or Jamaica, 126 Rebels or prisoners 252
14 July 1716 shipped on board the Goodspeed, Capt. Arthur Smith Commander, for Virginia, 54 Rebels or prisoners 108
15 July 1716 shipped on board the Africa galley, Richard Cropper Commander, for Barbados, 1 Rebel or prisoner 2
15 July 1716 shipped on board the Elizabeth and Anne, Capt. Edward Trafford Commander, for Virginia, one Rebel or prisoner 2
28 July 1716 shipped on board the Goodspeed, Arthur Smith master, for Virginia, 2 Rebels or prisoners 4
31 July 1716 shipped on board the Anne, Capt. Robert Wallace Commander, for Virginia, 18 Rebels or prisoners 36
£1,278
(Money warrant dated April 4 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 3 hereon.)
Appending: lists of the said Rebel prisoners 1716 March 30 [Liverpool].
List of 95 Rebel prisoners shipped on theScipiofrigate, Cap. John Scaisbrick [Scraisbrick], for Antigua:
Charles Lundye James Morrison
Alexander Stewart Alexr. Duffe
Thomas Selbye John McLearn
Daniel Campbell Daniel McKoy
Daniel Stewart Charles Stewart
John Stewart Peter Cummin
Daniel Seaton John Glessen
Hen. Murray Dun. Robertson
James Tayler John Nickolson
Daniel Robertson John McCook
John Sutherland John Stewart
William McIntosh Soughn McIntosh
Daniel Dorie John Kennedy
Walter Scott John Kerr
Alexr. Robertson Daniel Stewart
John McDermett James Campbell
William Woofe Alexr. McLearne
Mal. McIntosh James Campbell
John McLearn William Thorburne
Alexr. McLearn John McGillivray
Dun. McLearn William McIntosh
Peter McLeane
Donl. Stewart
Daniel McQueen
Donl. McDonald
John Robertson Joseph Oswald
James Blair Hugh Fersyth
John Ridley John Lindsey
Paul McKoy Joseph Burton
John Frazer Joseph Askin
James Nimmo Alexr. Reide
Patk. Cummin Geo. Mildrain
Daniel Briggs Geo. Gortie
Alexr. Ridley Geo. Bird
John Sheels Joseph Prockter
John Shaw William Watson
Fra. Ferguson John Duncan
John Glass David Cowtie
James Salkeld William Howard
William Wattson Jo Auchinleck
Joseph Balendine Thos. Tett
Edward Hunt Colen McKenney
Fra. Robertson Peter Watson
John Stewart Joseph Richey
John Todd William Hall
John Stewart Hugh Ross
Cha. Erwin William Young
Peter Derritt Jo. Cant
William Stewart Ja. Strock
Daniel McPherson
Followed by the certificate signed by William Squire, Mayor [of Liverpool], J. Butler, Captain commanding in Liverpool, and William Stoakes, searcher of Liverpool port, of the shipment of the above 95 Rebel prisoners on the 30 March 1716 on board the Scipio frigate.
21 April 1716: Liverpool.
List of 81 Rebel prisoners shipped on board theWakefield”, Capt. Thomas Beck Commander, for South Carolina:
John McQueen John McGillivray
Alexr. McQueen James Rash
Lough. McGillivray Duncan McIntosh
Don. McPherson Don. McPherson
Dun. McQueen William Barry
John Shaw John McGillivray
John McIntosh Mall. Kennedy
David McQueen Alexr. Shaw
Don. McIntosh William McGillivray
John Shaw David Croft
Lough. McBeane John McCloude
John McDonald Alexr. McGillivray
John McIntosh John Burne
Don. McCoy Don. McDonald
Jas. McGillivray Hugh McCoy
John McCoy Alexr. McLeane
Robert Richardson Lough McBean
William McIntosh Don. Intosh
James McIntosh James Wilkie
Owen McGillivray Lough McGillivray
Ja. Clark
John McLeane
John Ranken John McGillivray
Caul McDonald Robt. Young
William Cawson John Frazer
Finlow Ferguson John McIntosh
John Baine Thomas Clark
John Nickolson Geo. Cuningham
Andrew Songster James Flint
Geo. Mitchell William Henderson
James Dunlap Thomas Barnett
William McKenney Phillip Lyon
John Richardson James Willson
Geo. Bursick Robt. Guttry
Alexr. McIntosh John Bagby
Alex. McQuin William McIntosh
Don. McDonald Patk. Sinclair
Don. Smith Cha. Stroughan
Alexr. McQueen Miles Moor
Geo. Digart Donald Steward
Charles Ross Ja. McGillivray
Alexr. McPherson
Followed by certificate as above.
26 April 1716: Liverpool.
List of 47 Rebel prisoners shipped on board theTwo Brothers”, Edward Rathbon Commander, for Jamaica:
John Duncan Donald McLean
Duncan Bean Don. Robertson
John McIntire Edwd. McKenn
Alexr. Smith Michael Trumbell
Denis McIntyre John McCallum
Robert Handyside Denis McDonald
Alexr. Duncan John Conow
Daniel Smith Geo. Moody
Angus McDermett Dun. Robertson
Alexr. McLean John Stewart
John Kenedy Alexr. Kenedy
John McCoy John Stewart
Duncan McNernier Phillip McDerton
James Carmell John Scott
Alexr. McNebb William McDonald
Alexr. McClasser Alexr. McFerson
James Robertson John McNebb
Peter Ferguson Duncan Shorter
John Robertson Angus McIntosh
Dun. Stewart Robt. Wallace
Robt. McCullagh John Stewart
Dun. McGibbon Angus McDermott
John McFerlen Duncan McIn Liere
Geo. Martimore
Followed by: certificate by the Mayor of Liverpool &c. of the shipment as above.
7 May 1716: Liverpool.
list of 104 Rebel prisoners shipped on board theSusannahCapt. Thomas Bromhall Commander, in order to be transported to South Carolina:
Ewen Shaw James McIntosh
John McIntosh Mall. McVane
John McIntosh Don. McCallum
Don[al]d Smith James Robinson
John Shaw David Robinson
Peter Shaw Malcome Reide
Ewen McIntosh Neil Stewart
Ja. Robertson Don. Cameron
Dun. McIntosh Don. Robinson
William McIntosh Dun. McNaughton
Alexr. Lesley Dun. Stewart
Don[al]d Shaw John McPherson
Don[al]d Duff Neil Stewart
Elias McBeane William McDonald
Jno. McIntosh Don McPherson
Alexr. Stewart John McVane
John Johnston James Robinson
John Campbell John Cammell
John Stewart Alexr. Dalketty
John Ray John Robinson
Dun. McCallum Danl. McKeels
Pat. McLawn John McLaren
James Robertson Don. McKoy
Dun. McGregor Pat Stewart
Hugh Stewart David Duckter
Don. Robertson Alexr. Shaw
Thos. Duff Ja. McDonald
John Fortheringam John McDonald
George Cornell John Matthewson
John Heard David Smith
Jona. Newton John Lemon
Geo. Hamond Dun. Frazer
John Guttry Ja. Swinhoe
John McQuin Ja. Bruce
John Robb Rore McDonald
Thomas Guild John Cameron
Thos. Robb Angus McPherson
James Robb Fargus McGillivray
John Crockett Hugh Clark
William Dalzell William Shaw
Ludo[vicu]s Grant Hugh Frazer
Henry Serjeant Dun. Robinson
Henry Gill Thos. Ross
Bernard Shuttard Dun. McPherson
Alen Baton John Eggoe
James Simson Don. Davidson
John Cozens Don. McGillivray
Malcome McGregor Geo. Forbess
Donald McPherson Pat[ric]k Smith
William Frazer William Eggoe
James Creighton John McInnis
Jos. Chambers Fran. Yeoman
Followed by: certificate as above.
24 May 1716: Liverpool.
List of 80 Rebel prisoners shipped on board theFreindship”, Capt. Michael Mankin Commander, in order to be transported to Maryland or Virginia:
David Stewart Thomas McNabb
John Hay John Brenden
Allen McLane Robert Stubbs
Robt. Henderson Thomas Potts
Alexr. Spalding John Ramsey
William Samm Abram. Lowe
Thos. Forbess Alexr. Shonger
John Conahar David Mull
William Grant Thomas Rutter
Finlow Cameron James Low
John McDonald William Bane
William McGillivray James Hill
James Webster John Shonger
John Dalgaty Geo. Thompson
James Navery John Glandy
Dugall McQueen Alex. Rend
David McQueen James Denham
Henry Ferguson James Kendrick
John McBean Henry Murray
Farq[uha]r Henry Willson
McGillivray William Moubray
William Davidson Thomas Lowry
William Ayre James White
Pat. Hunter Alexr. Gordon
William Mann Jerom Dunbarr
Alexr. Mortimer John Ross
James Allen Alexr. Smith
James Mitchell Alexr. McQueen
Alexr. Neave William Cummin
Thomas Donaldson Hector McQueen
Thomas Smith Henry Lumsden
Pat. Cooper John Peter
Thos. Park John Martison
James Small Archd. McDarran
James Shaw John McDonald
Cha. Donaldson James Robertson
Don. Robertson Patrick Robertson
Alex. McDugall Andrew Davidson
Leonard Robertson Andrew Daie
John McLoughlan
John Robertson
Followed by: certificate as above.
25 June 1716: Liverpool.
A list of 30 Rebel prisoners shipped on board theHockenhill”, Capt. Hockenhill, Shore Commander, in order to be transported to St. Christopher:
Andrew Ramsey John Ridley
Mark Bennorman James Congleton
Archd. Christie James Congleton
Walter Steward Robt. Cresswell
James Currey Pat. Murrey
Law. Charter Pat. Gardner
James Heys William Hendersor
Henry Oglebye Kenedy Bean
Thos. Dalmohoy Don. McPherson
William Hardwick John McHoy
Walter McLearne William Ramsey
William Murrey Thos. McKensey
John Robinson Lawn. Oliphant
Dun. Cameron John Sword
Alex. McIntosh Alexr. Lawton
Followed by: certificate as above.
29 June 1716: Liverpool.
List of 126 Rebel prisoners shipped on board theEliza[beth] and Ann”, Capt. Edward Trafford Commander, in order to be transported to Virginia or Jamaica:
Alexr. McKenney Silvester Prophet
John White John Glendening
William Donaldson Geo. Mergibanks [Marjoribanks]
Alexr. White John Harris
Owen MePherson Adam Chisholme
Male McNoughton John Kennedy
James Robinson William Finlow
Thomas Holland James Patterson
Alexr. Watt David Arnott
James Wood James Peter
William Martin John Ogilby
Fra. Betty James Wattson
Frederick Abbott Alexr. Kidd
Alexr. Bruce James Wattson
Rob. Coblin Don. Stewart
John Peter James Lindsey
John Johnston John Shaw
James Malcome Jolin McIntosh
William Stroak Duncan Clark
John Mickey Owen McPherson
Laurence Ferguson Donald Shaw
John Donaldson John McIntosh
William Noble Robt. Bruce
Robt. Grant James Johnston
Robt. Anderson John Burne
Robt. Duncan William Lyon
James Ray John Dunbarr
Alexr. Stewart John Abercrombie
Robt. Robinson Fergus Greame
Alexr. Carr William Dun
David Mitchell Robt. Smith
Alexr. Stewart
Danl. Gilliveray John Browne
Dun. McQuin John Rutherford
William Wright Geo. Lawder
John McBean James Murrey
James Pettelo Geo. Rutherford
Geo. Dickinson Walter Tankard
Pat. Ferguson Robt. Kerr
Robt. Reide John Hunter
John Finney Cha. Smith
Alexr. Ferguson John Kerr
James Ferguson Robt. Johnston
William McGillivray Nich. Montgomery
Thos. McIntosh Donald Ferguson
William McGruther John Rutherford
John McCullow James Stewart
Thos. Foster John Mondell
Christo. Carus John Portius
James Blackwood William Turner
Archd. Menzies Dun. McFale
Robt. Stewart James McIntosh
John Stewart William Crastor
Alexr. Stewart Cha. Henderson
Alexr. Carr John Robinson
Angus Shaw Robert Stewart
Robt. Menzies Malcome Stewart
James Urquart John Stewart
Danl. Thompson Pat. Stewart
Robt. Stewart John Stewart
William Maxwell Archd. McLoughlin
John Stewart Fra. Hume
Hugh Cane James Nisbott
James McIntosh
Followed by: certificate by the Mayor of Liverpool &c. of the shipment as above.
14 July 1716: Liverpool.
A list of 54 Rebel prisoners shipped on board theGoodspeed”, Capt. Arthur Smith Commander, in order to be transported to Virginia:
David Graham Danl. Grant
William Johnston Alexr. Orack
Thomas Barry William McPherson
John Shaftoe Thos. Shaw
James Rutherford Miles Begg
James Dixon James Shaw
James Renton Humphry Sword
Niman Brown James Sinclair
Alexr. McGiven James Bow
Geo. Neilson John Chambers
William Simpson Thos. Hume
William Ferguson James Mallone
Pat. Smith David Lawder
Hugh McDugall
Danl. Kenedy James McIntosh
Pat. MacCoy Danl. Stewart
Mall. McCollum Alexr. McIntosh
John Cameron James McLearn
John McArdy John Stewart
John McCollum Laughlin McIntosh
William Shaw Finlow McIntire
James McIntosh John McKenny
Rowland Robson Hugh McIntire
Hector White Duncan Ferguson
John McGregor James Somerville
Fra. McBean John McKewane
Angus McDermott Ja. Crampson
George Hodgson
Followed by: certificate as above.
15 July: Liverpool.
Shipped on board theAffricagalley, Richard Cropper Commander, in order to be transported to Barbados:
James Innis, a Rebel prisoner.
Followed by: certificate as above.
15 July: Liverpool.
Shipped on board theEliza[beth] and Ann” Edward Trafford Commander, in order to be transported to Virginia:
James Agston, a Rebel prisoner.
Followed by: certificate as above.
28 July 1716: Liverpool.
Shipped on board theGoodspeed”, Arthur Smith master, in order to be transported to Virginia:
Richard Witherington and Richard Burch [Birch], two Rebel prisoners.
Followed by: certificate as above.
31 July 1716: Liverpool.
A list of 18 Rebel prisoners shipped on board the “Ann”, Capt. Robt. Wallace, in order to be transported to Virginia:
William Young Mark Browne
John McBean Angus McBean
Robert Ferguson Alex. Cummin
Alexr. Boyle John Browne
William Sinclair Robt. Bruce
Gregor McGregor William McIntosh
Danl. McBean
Alex. Murrey
Alex. Murrey
David Murrey
Patrick Chalmers
James Graham
Followed by: certificate as above.
Money Book XXV, pp. 251–6. Order Book IX, p. 387. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 277.
March 25. Money warrant for 2,290l. 8s. 0d. to Sir John Ward and Sir Jo[h]n Fryer, late sheriffs of London and Middlesex, for the surplusage on their account for the year ended at Michaelmas 1716. (Money order dated March 26 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 27 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 225. Order Book IX, p. 380. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 273.