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Treasury Warrants: August 1717, 6-10

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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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August 1717, 6–10

Aug. 6. Royal warrant dated Hampton Court to the Attorney or Solicitor General to prepare a Bill for a great seal to revoke and determine the patent for the existing commission for Hackney Coaches (viz., to John Wey, Thomas Sutton, More Molineux, Charles Barnard and John Idle) and in place thereof to constitute and appoint as such Commissioners the said John Wey, Thomas Sutton, More Molineux and John Idle “and our trusty and well beloved Wavell Smith”. [The effect of this new commission is simply to substitute Wavell Smith for Charles Barnard]. King's Warrant Book XXVIII, pp. 410–11.
Same to William Clayton to pay annual pensions as follows as from 24 June 1717 during pleasure: “in like manner as other annual pensions and bounties established by us and payable by you”: viz.
Alexander Macdonald 20l. per an.
Thomas Butler 20l. per an.
Ibid., p. 413.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to Anthony Cracherode [Treasury Solicitor]: as imprest and upon account for Crown law expenses. (Money order dated Aug. 6 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 7 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 407. Order Book IX, p. 449. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 6.
Same for 20l. to Thomas Napleton as royal bounty for his passage to Barbados whither he is going a minister. (Letter of direction dated Aug. 7 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 320. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 6.
Letter of direction to the Auditor of the Receipt. Towards the further reducement of the arrears of interest on the orders on the four Lottery Acts [of 1711 and 1712] which are now subscribing [into or] for annuities the Treasury Lords desire you to apply as follows the sum of 11,818l. out of the 11,818l. 19s. 11½d. which appears to be the income of the several Lottery Fonds in the week ended the 2nd inst.: viz.
£ s. d.
to Sir Andrew Chadwick on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the 10l. Lottery anno 1711 [as by the Act 9 Anne, c. 6] 1,006 10 0
to John Dutton Colt, Esq., on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Classis Lottery anno 1711 [as by the Act 9 Anne, c. 16] 3,922 10 0
to Thomas Jett, Esq., on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the 10l. Lotteries anno 1712 [as by the Act 10 Anne, c. 18] 3,166 10 0
to Ambrose Philips, Esq., on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Classis Lottery anno 1712 [as by the Act 10 Anne, c. 19] 3,722 10 0
£11,818 0 0
Disposition Book XXIV, p. 7.
Aug. 6. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt for an account of the net produce of the several branches [per an. as follows] of the [Civil List] revenues granted or continued by the Act of 1 Geo. I, c. 1, from 1 Aug. 1714 for the better support of his Majesty's household and family and the honour and dignity of the Crown: to wit an account for the three years ended the 1 August inst. distinguishing each year: that is to say the Post Fines; Sheriffs' Proffers; Compositions or Rent or Revenues of Lands or for Fines of leases. Out Letters (General) XXIV, p. 216.
Same to the Customs Commissioners for a similar three years' account of the gross and net produce of the [following] several branches of the [Civil List] revenue granted as above and for the three years as above: viz., from the
Further Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage and other Duties upon wines, goods and merchandises first granted 9 Wm. III, c. 23.
Seizures of uncustomed and prohibited goods.
In each year's account you are to distinguish the drawbacks and other allowances and charges of management excluding the arrears due before 1 Aug. 1714 which belonged to the late Queen's Civil List; and estimating as near as you can the gross and net produce of the arrears standing out on the 1 August 1717. Ibid., p. 217.
Same to the Excise Commissioners for a similar three years' account of the following branches of the [Civil List] revenue as above: viz.
the Hereditary Rates and Duties of Excise granted 12 Car. II and the Temporary Duties of Excise granted 1 Geo. I, c. 1, for the term of his Majesty's life excepting the weekly sum of 3,700l. and the yearly sum of 35,000l. appropriated [thereout] to public uses,
distinguishing in each year the drawbacks, allowances and charges of management; excluding the arrears at 1 Aug. 1714 and estimating as above for the arrears at 1 Aug. 1717. Ibid.
Same to the Postmasters General for a similar three years' account of the revenue of the General Letter Office or Post Office or Office of Postmaster General excepting the 700l. per week appropriated [thereout] for public uses: as a branch of the [Civil List] revenue as above: and similarly distinguishing all allowances and charges of management, excluding the arrears at 1 Aug. 1714 and estimating as above for the arrears at 1 Aug. 1717. Ibid., p. 218.
Aug. 6. Same to the Commissioners of Alienations for a similar three years' account of the gross and net produce of the moneys arising by Fines for Writs of Covenant and Writs of Entré payable in the Alienation Office: as part of the [Civil List] revenue as above and distinguishing similarly all allowances and charges of management and excluding arrears at 1 Aug. 1714, but estimating as above for the arrears at 1 Aug. 1717. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners for Wine Licences for a similar three years' account of the gross and nett produce of the Wine Licences, distinguishing all allowance and charges of management, excluding the arrears at 1 Aug. 1714 and estimating as above for the arrears at 1 Aug. 1717. Ibid.
C. Stanhope to the Customs Commissioners enclosing Monsieur Hattorf's letter [missing] [Johann Hattorf, Konsistorialrat and Kammersecretar, of Brunswick-Calenberg]. Upon his lady's arrival she is to be treated with respect and all possible despatch. Ibid., p. 219.
William Lowndes to [same] to send an officer to the lodgings of Count Gyllenborg to seal his goods in order to their being exported for Sweden. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Cracherode [Treasury Solicitor], of the petition of Thomas Potts, late undersheriff for Co. Northumberland, shewing that by order of the said Cracherode, “his Majesty's Solicitor,” and by virtue of three several precepts from the Commissioners of Inquiry [of Traitors' Estates], he was required to secure all forfeited goods and chattels belonging to any traitor and to prepare an account of the several real estates forfeited within the county and the names of the present possessors thereof, and to return the same to the Commissioners of Inquiry at Preston in Lancashire which is above 90 miles from his place of abode; therefore praying to be reimbursed his great charge and pains therein.
In the margin: entry of a later reference dated 1719–20 March 22 of same to same “this with a report thereupon being lost or mislaid”. Reference Book IX, p. 342.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Francis Manaton shewing that he has been Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Cornwall for 14 years and has remitted to London 421,760l.: therefore praying an allowance for his charges of remittance. Ibid.
Same to the Board of Works of the petition of William Watkins [Surveyor of his Majesty's Private Roads] praying that the little place which was formerly the Old Call House (now uninhabited and in decay) be repaired (which may be done at a very small expense) and put into his possession that he may the more effectually discharge his duty in attending the service of the Board of Works. Ibid.
Aug. 6. Treasury reference to Mr. Cracherode of the petition of William Rooke shewing that he was an attorney at Carlisle in Cumberland and being well acquainted with the freeholders of the county he was very serviceable to Mr. Paxton who acted as Solicitor for his Majesty upon the trial of the Rebels by informing him which of the said freeholders were the properest persons to be objected against when called upon the Jury: that he was offered 100 guineas to have been concerned for the Rebels in preparing for their defence and managing their trials, which he absolutely refused: therefore praying such reward for his said services as shall seem meet. Reference Book IX, p. 343.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells &c., to remove the stop placed upon the payment of the annuities to George Dodington and to continue the payment thereof from the time of his last being paid.
Prefixing: statement of opinion by William Thomson [Solicitor General], in reply to Mr. Lowndes's letter of the 2nd inst. I am of opinion that the officers of the Exchequer have no power from this certificate to refuse to continue the payment of the annuities to Mr. Dodington. The certificate is in such loose and uncertain terms that 'tis not sufficient proof in point of law of the actual death of the nominee at the time of the purchase of the reversion, so that the Treasury cannot grant him another reversion in lieu of it. A non claim of the nominee for two years after the annuities were payable entitles him [Dodington] to receive the annuities from that time till a certificate [be] attested and proof made, as the Act directs, that the [original] nominee is living; nor is he [Dodington] accomptable for what is received in the mean time till such certificate and proof [be made], for the Act says the [original] nominee shall be taken to be dead after the two years' non claim. I therefore conceive that Mr. Dodington is not barred from his demand of these annuities. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, p. 278.
Same to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland to pay 70l. to Jessop Boughton and Charles Eyre for their service and pains in carrying on the business of Registering Seizures during the vacancy of that office.
Prefixing report by said Commissioners on the petition of said Boughton and Eyres. We find that by a minute [of our Board] of 13 June 1710 Mr. Isaacson, Register of Seizures (who had a salary of 70l. per an.) was suspended from his office and the petitioners were ordered to take care of the books belonging thereto and to enter all seizures: which they did. They further drew out the accounts for the Commissioners for examining and stating the Public Debts and for the Commissioners of Equivalent. They deserve 70l. for the same agreeable to the rate of 40l. per an. allowed for Registering Seizures on the present Establishment [of the Customs, Scotland]. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 156.
Royal warrant dated Hampton Court for a letter of gift to be passed under his Highness's privy seal in Scotland to Sir James Hall of a Few Duty for building a bridge at Coldbrane's Path [Cockburnspath]: the sheriffs of Haddington and Berwick having represented to the Lords Commissioners of Police in Scotland that the said shires have already advanced a considerable sum for building the said bridge and find that the finishing thereof will require a much greater sum of money than the Justices of Peace were empowered by law to raise from the said shires and consider that it properly belonged to the said Commissioners of Police to enquire into the condition of highways and bridges and that it were a great hardship the said work should entirely stop after so considerable an advance, and that Sir James Hall of Dunglass, bart., upon whose ground the said bridge doth stand, and who pays a yearly Few Duty to his Majesty, was willing to undertake to finish the said bridge and to uphold the same in all time hereafter upon his getting right to the said Few Duties; and the said Commissioners of Police have represented that the path of Coldbrands path is on the public road from Berwick to Edinburgh and is at present only passable with difficulty and in all probability will soon become impassable and that there is no way to avoid the said pass of Coldbrands path without turning out of the highway many miles to the great inconveniency of travellers and that the said Hall, whose loyalty and good affection to his Majesty's person and government was sufficiently known, had proposed as above to complete the bridge and to preserve it and the entries to it on both sides in repair in all time coming, at the sight of the Commissioners [sic for Justices] of Peace of the said two shires as a real burden on his estate of Coldbrandspath on his getting right to the said Few Duties: on which request of the said Commissioners of Police the King is hereby pleased to grant to him the Few Duties payable to the Crown out of his lands and estate of Colbrandspath and Old Cambus lying within the sheriffdom of Berwick amounting to 5l. 18s.d. sterling, eight chalder of wheat, eight chalder of beer for the crops and years bygone resting unpaid, to wit from and including the year 1713 onwards for the term of his Majesty's life; on his being bound to complete and finish the buildings of the bridge with all proper and convenient expedition to the satisfaction of the Justices of the Peace of the said two shires and to uphold and preserve the same as above. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, pp. 157–9.
Aug. 6. Treasury allowance of the salary bill, detailed, of the Salt officers in Scotland for 1717 June 24 quarter: total 660l. for the ports of Edinburgh, Preston Pans, Borrowstounness, Alloa, Kirkcaldy, Irving and Arran, Ayr, Wigtown, Dumfries, Campbeltown and Isla, Stranraer, Orkney. Ibid., pp. 160–2.
The like of the salary bill, detailed, of the Customs in Scotland for said quarter: total 3,699l. 2s. 7d. Ibid., pp. 163–74.
Money warrant for 1,200l. to Charles, Earl of Lauderdale, General of the Mint in Scotland: as imprest and upon account for the fees and salaries of the officers of the said Mint and towards providing, maintaining and repairing the houses, offices and buildings and other necessaries for assaying, melting down and coining in the Mint or Mints in Scotland: and is to be esteemed and taken as the full supply to the Mints there for all the aforesaid service for one whole year commencing from 1 Dec. 1714 and ending 1 Dec. 1715: to be satisfied out of [the Customs Duties called] Coinage money in the Exchequer: all in accordance with the Acts 7 Anne, c. 24, for continuing the Coinage Duties (which provided for the payment of said annual sum during the continuance of said Act) and with the Act 1 Geo. I, St. 2, c. 43) which provided for the continuance of the said Coinage Duties for seven years further from 1 March 1715–16). Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 187.
Aug. 7. Treasury warrant to Anthony Cracherode [Treasury Solicitor], to pay 107l. 10s. 0d. to William Wall of Preston, Co. Lancs., Attorney at Law, for attendance and charges at the trial of the Rebels at the Assizes at Liverpool.
Prefixing: report by said Cracherode on the petition of said Wall. The said Wall, together with William Shaw, Esq., and Mr. John Richardson, was employed about 5 Dec. 1715 by Mr. Henry Masterson (who was sent down into Lancashire by the Government soon after the late Rebellion) in drawing informations taken before Sir Henry Houghton bart. and Thomas Molyneux, Esq., two of the Justices of Peace of said County, previous to the trials of the rebels at Liverpool Assizes and he applied himself wholly thereto for five or six weeks together before the Assizes began; and by my direction he attended at the said Assizes for a month in order to prepare for and assist at the trials of the Rebels. He has thereby disobliged several of his clients to the loss of his practice. Mr. Shaw hath declined to accept any recompense and Mr. Richardson hath been recompensed for his services but petitioner hath received nothing. His attendance and services are certified by Sir Francis Page, Mr. Carter, Mr. Wyndham and Mr. Booth (who were counsel for his Majesty at the said trials at Liverpool). On the 13th June John Richardson received 100 guineas by order of Secretary Townshend for taking informations against the Rebels and attending the judges during the said trials. Money Book XXV, pp. 407–8.
Money warrant for 551l. 16s. 10d. to the executor of John Ross, late Chief Engraver of his Majesty's Signets and Seals: as in full satisfaction for seals &c. as follows made and delivered by him by directions received under the King's sign manual: viz.
£ s. d.
for the great seal of Great Britain 200 0 0
for the silver of said seal (117 ounces 10 pennyweight at 5s. 2d. per ounce) 30 7 1
for the two large signets in steel for the Secretaries of State 60 0 0
for the two shagreen cases for said seals 1 5 0
for the six signets in steel for the Secretaries of State 72 0 0
for the six shagreen cases for same 2 10 0
for the six smaller steel seals for the Secretaries of State 18 0 0
for the Privy Seal of Great Britain 20 0 0
for the silver of said seal, being 25 ounces 16 pennyweight at 5s. 2d. per ounce 6 13
for a shagreen case for same 1 5 0
for a large double seal for the Exchequer Court 60 0 0
for the silver of said seal weighing 37 ounces 17 pennyweight at 5s. 2d. per ounce 9 15
for a large double Judicial seal for the Counties of Denbigh, Montgomery and Flint 60 0 0
for the silver of said seal weighing 34 ounces 1 pennyweight at 5s. 2d. per ounce 8 15 11
for a shagreen case for same 1 5 0
£551 16 10
(Money order dated Aug. 9 hereon. (Letter of direction dated Aug. 14 hereon.) Ibid., p. 409. Order Book IX, p. 453. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 11.
Aug. 7. Same for 200l. to Count Gyllenborg, the Swedish Envoy, for two months from 1 July last on the 100l. per kalendary month for charges of his maintenance during the time he shall be retained under arrest. (Money order dated Aug. 9 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 14 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 410. Order Book IX, p. 453. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 11.
Same for 875l. (being 125l. each) to the Commissioners for Army Debts (viz., Grey Nevill, John Plumptre, Leonard Smelt, Sir William Gordon, Sir Thomas Palmer, Robert Bristow and William Yonge) for one quarter due to them at June 10 last on their allowance of 500l. each. (Money order dated Aug. 9 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 410. Order Book IX, p. 454.
Same for 750l. to James Moody (thereto nominated by the abovesaid Commissioners) to be applied for the incidents of the said Commissioners for the three months ended June 10 last. (Money order dated August 9 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 411. Order Book IX, p. 453.
Same for 1,990l. to the Commissioners of the Equivalent for six months from 2 Jan. last (the date of their commission) to 2 July last on the allowances for them, their officers and incidents as by the privy seal of 1716 Aug. 17. (The money order hereon is made payable to George Fisher as nominated thereto by the said Commissioners. It is dated Aug. 10 and bears a later marginal confirmation dated 1718 May 8.) Money Book XXV, pp. 411–12. Order Book IX, p. 452.
Money order for 1,750l. 15s.d. to Samuel Edwyn, Usher of the Receipt of the Exchequer, for necessaries delivered for his Majesty's service to several new Offices in the said Exchequer to Lady day 1717 as follows [for the description of these several new Offices, see supra, p. 124]: viz.
£ s. d.
[the Office for] the 14 per cent. annuities and survivorship 232 11
[the Office for] annuities on the 3,700l. per Week Excise 15 1 4
[the Office for] annuities 1706 85 19 3
[the Office for] annuities 1707 29 8 10
[the Office for] 40,000l. per an. annuities 14 14 10
[the Office for] 80,000l. per an. annuities 14 7
[the Office for] 9 per cent. annuities 34 8 10¾
[the Office for] Exchequer Bills 24 16 10½
[the Office for] 1,500,000l. Lottery 1710 42 18 2
[the Office for] Two Million Adventure 1711 150 12
[the Office for] 1,500,000l. Lottery 1711 120 6 10½
[the Office for] first 1,800,000l. Lottery 1712 151 3 6
[the Office for] second 1,800,000l. Lottery 1712 149 13
[the Office for] Civil List Lottery 1713 75 11
[the Office for] 1,400,000l. Lottery 1714 609 1
£1,750 15
Order Book IX, p. 451.
Aug. 7 Money order for 1,552l. 8s. 8d. to Samuel Edwyn, Usher of the Receipt of the Exchequer, for necessaries delivered for his Majesty's service to the several old Offices in the Exchequer within the terms of Michaelmas and Hilary 1716. (Letter of direction dated Aug. 9 hereon.) Ibid., p. 451. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 7.
Letter of direction for 11,000l. to John Leacroft on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer to the Commissioners for building Fifty new churches: and is as imprest and upon account for the service thereof. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 9.
C. Stanhope to [the Customs Commissioners] to permit Richard Herbert to attend at the waterside at Liverpool port to be trained in landing and shipping of goods. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 219.
Same to the Commissioners for building Fifty new Churches enclosing the memorial [missing] from the Treasurer of Greenwich Hospital in which he applies for the money [which is] become due to the said Hospital on the 6,000l. per an. granted out of the Duties on coals towards carrying on the buildings at the said Hospital. The Treasury Lords desire your opinion with respect to the yearly sum so granted and the time from which it is meant to commence and whether you have any objection against the paying thereof. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Carnarvon [late Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad], for a certificate what South Sea Stock was deposited in your hands to satisfy the underwritten assignments of offreckonings or any offreckonings whereof these were part and who hath received the dividends thereupon: viz.
for 3,475l. from Lord North and Grey to Mr. Peters.
for 4,640l. from Brigadier Lepell to Mr. Peters.
Ibid., p. 220.
Same to Mr. Cracherode. The Treasury Lords have cause to believe from the enclosed memorials [missing] from the Surveyor [General] of Woods that the rights of the Crown are highly invaded and great damages, waste and destruction daily committed in his Majesty's forests for want of prosecuting offenders and bringing them to punishment. They direct you to consult the [said] Surveyor General upon the subject matter of the said memorials and to agree upon the facts and the proofs necessary for founding prosecutions with effect, and thereupon to proceed as you shall be advised by the Attorney General, to whom you are to apply for direction: viz.
memorial concerning the trees felled by Sir Richard Child in Epping Forest.
memorial about the Bushes in Holt Forest.
memorial about the damages done in the New Forest and the ill state of the enclosures there.
Ibid.
Aug. 7. Same to the Governor or Deputy Governor of the Bank of England. The Treasury Lords have at the instance of the Bank appointed John Miller to be one of the Managers and Directors for taking the present subscriptions. They are since informed that the said Miller by reason of his employment under you (that will not admit his absence) hath declined that office. I am to let you know that if the Directors do think it necessary my Lords will appoint any other person as they [the said Directors] shall nominate to be a Manager in the place of the said Miller. (In the margin: memorandum. Conrade de Gols is named.) Ibid., p. 220b.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to prepare a draft commission to pass the Exchequer seal for making the new quay lately built at Bideford into a lawful quay for the landing and shipping of goods.
Prefixing: report dated July 27 last from said Commissioners to the Treasury Lords on the petition of Robert Willis, Mayor [of Bideford] and George Brick and Thomas Smith, merchants of Bideford, in behalf of themselves and the rest of the merchants there. The petitioners set forth that for the advancement of trade a new key was some time since built in that port but it not being made a lawful quay the petitioners applied to the Exchequer Court for a commission to have it made so but it could not be obtained without order from the Treasury Lords. The Customs Commissioners report that two years since the merchants and other chief inhabitants of Bideford petitioned them concerning this additional quay and on reference the officers of that port reported that there was no objection to making that key lawful, the whole being in a direct line and to be seen at once from any part and that the same was very commodious for trade, having on the south part more water than at the old key. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 457.
Aug. 7, 9,
14, 28.
Same to same to employ Richard Lightfoot as Surveyor in Poole port loco Edward Bethome, superannuated (August 7).
Anthony Hartley as waiter and searcher at Wareham in Poole port loco John Flint, superannuated.
John Price as a boatman at Studland in Poole port loco John Vincent, superannuated (August 9).
Henry Smith as a same ibid. loco Randolph Chamberlain, superannuated.
William George as a tidesman and boatman in Poole port loco George Yorke, superannuated.
Charles Whitaker as waiter and searcher at Breton Ferry loco James Walter, dismissed (Aug. 7).
Francis Scadgell as a boatman at Plymouth loco William Cumings, deceased (Aug. 14).
Thomas Sherer (Collector of Fines) as tidesurveyor at Plymouth loco Christopher Bickerton, deceased.
Zachary Williams as Collector at Truro (Aug. 28). Ibid., pp. 456, 458, 460, 467.
Aug. 7. Treasury reference to same of the petition of Keneth Gordon praying to be Collector of the port of Philadelphia loco John Moor. Reference Book IX, p. 343.
Treasury letters patent containing a new commission for the Hawkers and Pedlars Duties as by the Act 9 Wm. III [8–9 Wm. III, c. 25 or 9–10 Wm. III, c. 27]: the new Commissioners to be George Townsend, Montague Bacon and Thomas Jervaise as in place of George Townsend, junr., Montague Bacon and Francis Brown who were thereto constituted by a Treasury instrument dated 15 June 1715, which instrument is hereby revoked and determined. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, p. 279.
Aug. 7. Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Sir Mathew Decker of tenements in Richmond, Co. Surrey, parcel of the possessions of the manor of Richmond alias West Sheen: to wit the tenement called the Bakehouse at Richmond with two gardens abutting on land in the tenure of John Stevens demised to him by Edward Villiers; and the garden of one acre reputed part of Richmond Old Park and formerly in the tenure of Gilbert Grimes and now of William Beamond with free access thereto through the yard appertaining to the tenement of the said Grimes; and three closes of pasture at Richmond called Bentley Park containing 20 acres and parcel of the said Richmond old park and now in the tenure of Sir Charles Hedges; and the two tenements adjoining the premises and lately in the tenure of Rowland Corbet and William Watts: together with a little edifice or stable adjoining the tenement of the said Watts; and that piece of land lately recovered from the waste by the said Sir Charles Hedges with the consent of the inhabitants of Richmond and of the tenants of the manor of Richmond and abutting east on the road leading from Richmond Green to the Thames, and south on the Thames and west on the lands of John Buckworth.
Prefixing: particular and memorandum of the premises made out by Auditor Thomas Jett and ratal thereof by H. Cholmley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this demise. Ibid., pp. 280–3.
Same to Auditor Thomas Foley to allow to Martha Savery, executrix of Mr. Savery, [late] Treasurer for Sick and Wounded, in his final account (as settled by Dr. P. Silvestre and Dr. H. Plumptree, two of the late Commissioners for Sick and Wounded, at the request of the Admiralty Lords) the sum of 594l. 12s. 0d. in full of 697l. 5s. 1d. for all the said Savery's demands for his expenses between 31 Dec. 1710 and Lady day 1716: the Admiralty Lords having approved thereof, as appears by the letter from Mr. Burchett, their Secretary.
Prefixing: report by said Foley on said allowance.
Appending: (1) said Burchett's letter dated Admiralty Office 11 June 1716.
(2) letter dated 8 June 1716 [to said Burchett] from said Silvestre and Plumptre on said account.
(3) said Savery's two accounts of expenses. Ibid., pp. 296–9.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland enclosing the memorial [missing] of John Boyle with the Earl of Galway's certificate of his services. The Treasury Lords desire you to put him into the first suitable vacant employment. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 93.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated July 17 from Holles, Duke of Newcastle, as Lord Chamberlain of the Household, to the Duke of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, to deliver to the Serjeant of his Majesty's Chapel, for the use of his Majesty's Chapel at Hampton Court, a Bible and three Common Prayer Books for the Altar; a Bible and Common Prayer Book for the Dean; a large Common Prayer Book for the Sub Dean; 18 Common Prayer Books for the Lords' seat; 30 ditto for the Greencloth and Gentlemen of the Chapel; a Bible in two parts for the Reading Desk; four small Bibles and 10 small Common Prayer Books for the Children of the Chapel; 12 octavo Common Prayer Books for the Ladies; 20 ells of fine diaper for the Communion Table; Holland for two surplices for the minister; a table and six chairs for the Vestry: all to an estimate of 255l. Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I, p. 39.
Aug. 8. Money order for 300l. to Walter Hamilton for one quarter to Aug. 7 inst. on his allowance of 1,200l. per an. as Capt. General and Governor in Chief of the Leeward Caribbee Island: to be paid out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty. Order Book IX, p. 472.
Letter of direction for 13,428l. 16s. 11d. to John Aislabie on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on credit of the Land Tax anno 1717: and is intended to be applied to such uses of the Navy and Victualling as the Treasury Lords shall think fit to direct. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 6.
William Lowndes to the Comptroller of the Classis Lottery anno 1711 [9 Anne, c. 16]. The Treasury Lords direct you to lay before them on Monday next an account of the number of orders lodged in your Office for interest to be directed thereon to Midsummer, how many have been directed and taken out and what numbers are now remaining there. (A like letter respectively to the Comptroller of the Classis Lottery anno 1712 [10 Anne, c. 19]: the Comptroller of the 10l. Lottery anno 1711 [9 Anne, c. 6]: the Comptroller of the 10l. Lottery anno 1712 [10 Anne, c. 18].) Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 220.
Same to the four respective Paymasters of the abovesaid four respective Lotteries to lay before my Lords on Monday next each an account of the numbers of orders directed for interest to Midsummer last that have been paid by you. Ibid.
Treasury letters patent constituting Edward Wadeson to be Clerk Engrosser of his Majesty's Works during his Majesty's pleasure the King having by patent under the great seal dated 2 Oct. 1716 granted to John Mercer the office of Chief Clerk of the Works but by privy seal of 8 Aug. inst. hath determined the same; and further by the orders or instructions signed by his Majesty 29 April 1715 to be observed in the Office of the Works the Treasury Lords are authorized, when the said office of Chief Clerk should become vacant, to nominate a clerk and supply the vacancy by the title of Clerk Engrosser: which the said Treasury Lords hereby do: with the fee or salary of 100 marks per an. but to be paid not at the Exchequer but by the Paymaster of the Works. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, pp. 285–6.
Aug. 9. Royal warrant dated Hampton Court to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 5l. a day and 3l. a day as ordinary and 500l. for equipage to William Stanhope, Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Catholic King: to wit 5l. a day as Envoy and 3l. a day as Plenipotentiary. (Privy seal dated August 14 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 430, 431.
Treasury warrant to Sir Isaac Newton, Master and Worker of the Mint, to pay Richard Barrow, gent., 250l. in full of his bills for prosecuting counterfeiters and diminishers &c. of the coin of Great Britain from Michaelmas 1713 to Michaelmas 1715.
Appending: account of said expenses in and about London, Westminster, Southwark, Essex and Kingston Assizes under Craven Peyton, Esq., late Warden of the Mint, and Sir Richard Sandford, the present Warden thereof.
Feb. 1713–14:
going to the Mint in Southwark several times to search Capt. Hughes' goods for coining tools &c.; payment to Mr. Baston who gave the information; seizing the tools &c.; payments to Mr. Dallow for looking after the tools; attending Mr. Cartlitch and others to watch and seize the persons about the filing of guineas; going to Southwark several times to attend Justice Lade; attending the Committee of Elections to give an account of some clippers.
January 1713–14:
charges about prosecuting Sarah Harris and Ann Pyrke about diminishing guineas, at Kingston Assizes: attending Justices Meggott and Rash.
13 Anne:
charges and expenses in prosecuting William Strange and James Robinson at Essex Assizes for putting off counterfeit money.
charges and expenses at the Summer Assizes about putting off the trial of Sarah Harris, the material witness being ill.
1 Geo. I: charges and expenses at the next Winter Assizes at Kingston when Sarah Harris was tried and Ann Pyrke indicted by Lord Parker's order.
charges and expenses in putting off Ann Pyrke's trial at the Summer Assizes at Kingston, the material evidence being run away.
September Sessions 1 Geo. I, 1714:
charges in prosecuting John Neale, John Barker alias Hull and Eliz. his wife on two indictments of high treason, one for coining, the other on the Statute for having coining tools, upon which indictment they were convicted and executed.
May 1714:
charges of prosecuting Jane Williams at Hicks' Hall on two indictments for uttering false money.
charges of prosecuting Sarah Smith at Hicks' Hall on the like indictment.
charges of prosecuting Thomas Knapp on an indictment of high treason at the Old Bailey for coining of guineas and on two indictments for putting off counterfeit guineas.
charges of prosecuting Mary Cook, the wife of John Cook, on an indictment of high treason for coining.
Money Book XXV, pp. 413–17.
Aug. 9. Money warrant for 30,000l. to John Leacroft, Treasurer for the Building of 50 new Churches in London and Westminster: as imprest and upon account for purchasing lands and building such new Churches. (Money order dated Aug. 13 hereon: with a later Treasury confirmation dated 8 Oct. 1718 hereon.) Ibid., p. 418. Order Book IX, p. 457.
Same for 50l. to Capt. Edward Thomas: without account: and is intended to be applied for and towards defraying the expenses of Count Gyllenborg and his retinue from Plymouth to Harwich and for the said Capt. Thomas's journey thither and back again. (Money order dated Aug. 10 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 14 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 418. Order Book IX, p. 457. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 11.
Same for 20l. to William Wye as royal bounty towards the charges of his passage to Carolina whither he is going a minister. (Money order dated Aug. 12 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 14 hereon.) Money Book XXV, p. 328. Order Book IX, p. 455. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 11.
Money order for 78l. 8s. 7d. to Thomas Rogers for the surplusage on his account as sheriff of Norfolk for the year ended at 1716 Michaelmas. (Letter of direction dated Aug. 7 hereon.) Order Book IX, p. 415. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 6.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer. The Treasury Lords direct you to apply as follows 15,000l. out of the money to be raised by selling tallies and orders on the Land Tax anno 1716 which remain in your hands [together] with the incurred [accrued] 4 per cent. interest [thereon, accrued] from the dates of said tallies: to wit to pay off his Majesty's ship Falmouth and the Hind's Company lately removed into [turned over into] the Shereness. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 9.
Same to the Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster General of the Forces. The Treasury Lords desire that out of the 4 per cent. annuities anno 1717 remaining in your hands you apply 68,758l. 7s.d. to the services following: as in part of 577,014l. 16s.d. granted by Parliament to make good the public supplies of the year 1716:
For the net clearings and, offreckonings of the Regiments, Troops and Companies whose muster rolls are returned and adjusted to 24 Dec. 1716:
Clearings Offreckonings
£ s. d. £ s. d.
In Great Britain:
First Troop of Guards
187 19 11 1,574 7 0
Second Troop 187 19 11 1,574 7 0
Fourth Troop 187 19 11 1,574 7 0
First Troop Grenadier Guards 139 0 2 586 8 0
Second Troop Grenadier Guards 139 0 2 586 8 0
Royal Regiment of Horse Guards 115 9 9 1,441 7 11
General Lumley's Regiment of Horse 375 9 0 1,346 1 2
Major General Wade's [Regiment of Horse] 296 6 0 1,097 7 5
Col. Campbell's Regiment of Dragoons 241 0 0 832 13 4
Lieut. General Carpenter's Regiment 241 0 0 832 13 4
Earl of Stair's Regiment 241 0 0 832 13 4
Col. Kerr's Regiment 241 0 0 832 13 4
Major General Evans's Regiment 241 0 0 832 13 4
Col. Stanhope's Regiment 246 15 10 832 13 4
Brigadier Bowles's Regiment 191 0 0 832 13 4
Brigadier Honywood's Regiment 191 0 0 832 13 4
Brigadier Gore's Regiment 191 0 0 832 13 4
Col. Tyrrell's Regiment 191 0 0 832 13 4
Col. Churchill's Regiment 191 0 0 832 13 4
Brigadier Munden's Regiment 191 0 0 832 13 4
First Regiment of Foot Guards 924 0 0 3,219 15 3
Colstream Regiment of Guards 501 2 6 2,641 5 6
Third Regiment of Guards 501 2 6 2,582 9 4
Col. Kirke's Regiment of Foot 227 14 0 1,027 19 6
Lieut. Gen. Seymour's Regiment of Foot 227 14 0 1,027 19 6
Lord Irwyn's Regiment of Foot 227 14 0 1,027 19 6
Lord Shannon's Regiment of Foot 227 14 0 1,027 19 6
Col. Harrison's Regiment of Foot 227 14 0 1,027 19 6
Brigadier Grove's Regiment of Foot 227 14 0 1,027 19 6
Col. Montague's Regiment of Foot 227 14 0 1,027 19 6
Lieut. Gen. Macartney's Regiment of Foot 227 14 0 917 10 0
Lieut. Gen. Will's Regiment of Foot 227 14 0 837 19 5
Major General Preston's Regiment of Foot 227 14 0 951 17 3
Col. Fane's Regiment of Foot 227 14 0 1,027 19 6
Brigadier Stearne's Regiment of Foot 227 14 0 1,027 19 6
Col. Handasyde's Regiment of Foot 227 14 0 1,027 19 6
Col. Edgerton's Regiment of Foot 182 9 11 896 16 10
Major General Wightman's Regiment of Foot 182 9 11 896 16 10
Col. Clayton's Regiment of Foot 182 9 11 896 16 10
Major General Sabine's Regiment of Foot 182 9 11 1,027 19 6
three Companies in North Britain 125 0 0 291 11 1
£9,968 7 4 £45,213 6 4
Plantations:
Col. Alexander's Regiment
360 4 2 627 12 3
Four Companies at New York 130 17 4 472 5 11
Four Companies at Placentia 128 11 4 417 18 6
Four Companies at Annapolis 168 11 8 417 18 6
Two Companies at Jamaica 72 1 9 136 2 11½
One Company at Bermudas 4 11 1 59 8 6
£864 17 4 £2,131 6
Minorca:
Royal Regiment of Fuzaliers
444 10 0 1,309 2 11
Col. Phillips's 410 16 8 1,309 2 11
Major General Whetham's 315 16 8 1,309 2 11
Lieut. Gen. Sankey's 311 2 8 895 4 9
£1,482 6 0 £4,822 13 6
Gibraltar:
Major General Pearce's Regiment
413 10 0 1,069 1 0
Col. Cotton's 413 10 0 1,069 1 0
Lieut. Gen. Meredyth's 287 6 8 1,023 1 8
£1,114 6 8 £3,161 3 8
total 68,758l. 7s.d.
Disposition Book XXIV, pp. 12–14.
Aug. 9. Letter of direction for 4,000l. to Casper Frederick Henning: for the use of his Majesty's Privy Purse: without account: on the unsatisfied order in his name [as Keeper of the Privy Purse]. Ibid., p. 15.
For the addition to the list of Lottery Managers see supra, pp. 447–8, under date 1717 July 19. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, p. 265.
William Lowndes to the Solicitor General. The Treasury Lords desire your opinion on the following case concerning money arising by forfeitures.
Appending: said case.
By an Act 1 Geo. I, c. 50, the 13 Commissioners for Forfeitures were entitled to a salary of 1,000l. per an. each. Warrants and orders have been signed by my Lords for 750l. each to the said Commissioners for three quarters ended Lady day 1717, upon which [orders] the said Commissioners have received 5,291l., leaving 4,459l. unexecuted and still due and unpaid thereon.
By virtue of an Act of the last session of Parliament [3 Geo. I, c. 20] the Treasury Lords have imprested to two persons named by the said Forfeitures Commissioners 5,000l. out of loans on Land Tax anno 1717 to pay the salaries of inferior officers and incidents and by that Act it is provided that the said sum shall be replaced out of such moneys as shall arise by sale or otherwise out of the forfeited estates.
There is since come into the Exchequer some money arisen by the forfeited estates.
Quere: whether their Lordships may direct the application thereof towards satisfying the remainder of the said orders for the Commissioners' salaries and direct the replacing of the said 5,000l. out of such moneys as shall arise by forfeitures next after satisfaction of the said [Commissioners' salary] warrants formerly granted.
Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 220b.
Aug. 9. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to establish five tidesmen in the port of Poole by the title of tidesmen and boatmen: the said Commissioners having proposed in their memorial of the 5th inst. (relating to the establishment of several officers in the said port) that whereas there are five other tidesmen (besides those named in the said memorial) established in the said port who are frequently employed in the boats, that they may be established by the title of tidesmen and boatmen and that the several tidesmen and boatmen be obliged to provide and maintain their boats: all which the Treasury Lords hereby approve. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 458.
Treasury reference to the Customs of the petition of William Ettricke, Collector of Customs at Sunderland, praying leave to exchange places with Arthur Robinson, Collector at Dartmouth, he [petitioner] being very much afflicted with sciatica shall be much nearer the Bath for his health. Reference Book IX, p. 343.
Same to Paul Joddrell of the petition of Thomas Wybergh, Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Commons, shewing that Mathew Prior was committed into the petitioner's custody 9 June 1715 and remained till the 26th June 1716 and that the Speaker [of said House] did acquaint the said Serjeant that he being committed for no offence ought to pay no fees and that he has had no fee or gratification from the said Mr. Prior: therefore praying such recompense as shall seem meet. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of John Morley, late Paymaster of the Classis Lottery anno 1712, praying that the sum of 256l. 15s. 2d. paid by him for incidents between 2 June 1713 and 4 March 1714–15 may be allowed him in his account. Ibid.
Same to the Board of Works of the letter of Lord Chetwynd, Ranger of St. James's Park, signifying his Majesty's pleasure that a thorough repair be made of St. James's Park. Ibid., p. 344.
Aug. 9. Same to Edward Young, Surveyor General of Woods, of the petition of Sir Richard Mill, Master Keeper of Dinny Lodge in New Forest, praying that said lodge may be repaired. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of George Bridges, Esq., Master Keeper of the South Bailiwick in New Forest, praying that the lodge called Witley [Whitly] Ridge within said bailiwick may be repaired. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to forbear process till Hilary term next against Margaret Wivell on the account of moneys chargeable on Mr. Edward Wivell, late Agent for the Victualling at Dover.
Prefixing: report from Tho. Reynolds, Tho. Bere and Pet. Jeyes [Commissioners of the Victualling] on the petition of Eliza[beth] Gunman and said Margaret Wivell. The account of said Wivell, as below, of the perfect bills made out for clearing his imprests does agree with the books in this [the Victualling] Office and the balance (being 318l. 0s. 9d.) appears to have been paid to Charles Cæsar, Esq., late Treasurer of the Navy, on the 9th July 1714 and it does not appear that any more imprests are chargeable on the said Wivell in this Office.
Appending: state of said Wivell's account:
£ s. d.
charge:
Bills of exchange paid by Mr. Papillon 44,252 2 1
ditto by Mr. Durley 8,668 11 5
the two following not appearing to have been paid, the same are to be charged on the front of Sir Thomas Littleton's Leidger, viz. 4l. 18s. 0d. [of] Joseph Stack 21 Aug. 1699 No. 66 and 9l. 4s. 0d. [of] John Every 30 Nov. [1699] No. 92 14 2 0
cash received for decayed provisions &c. sold between the 1st July 1700 and 30 April 1703 1,187 7
to cash paid him by the executors of Sir Thomas Littleton 46 12
£54,168 15 1
Discharge:
By perfect warrants Nos. 1377–1380 dated 26 Dec. 1707, being for the four quarters of the year 1696 [being for separate sums for each quarter representing cleared bills] 13,375 17 1
ditto Nos. 1381–4 of same date for the four quarters of the year 1697 18,228 8 10
ditto Nos. 1385–8 of same date being for the four quarters of the year 1698 9,164 11 2
ditto Nos. 1389–1391 of same date being for the four quarters of the year 1699 10,227 4 11
ditto Nos. 1393–5 of same date being for the three quarters Lady day to Michaelmas of the year 1700 2,864 12 4
53,860 14 4
1714 July 8 paid the Honourable Charles Cæsar, Esq., 308l. 0s. 9d. by the hands of Phillip Papillon, being the balance of this account 308 0 9
£54,168 15 1
Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, pp. 288–9.
Aug. 9. C. Stanhope to the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland enclosing the memorial [missing] of William Maynard, Esq., wherein he represents that Charles Melvin was removed from being Collector of Excise at Dublin upon account of his disaffection to the present Government in the time [when] the Earl of Sunderland was Lord Lieut. of Ireland, notwithstanding which he hath been made one of the General Surveyors under you. It is thereon proposed that upon removing the said Melvin from the said place of Surveyor General, Mr. Henry Arkwright, the present Collector of Cork, may be made Surveyor in his stead and that the said William Maynard may succeed the said Arkwright as Collector of Cork.
The Treasury Lords have received a very ample character of the loyalty and affection of the said Maynard to the present Government and of his integrity and ability for the said office, and they earnestly recommend him for the said place of Collector of Cork. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 96.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of Scotland of the petition of James Ogilvie, Comptroller [of Customs] at Wigtown at 30l. per an., praying a better post in regard of his long and faithful service “to prevent him being burthensome to his friends which the smallness of his present salary obliges him to” My Lords recommend his petition. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 159.
Same to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland of the petition of James Haldane, Professor of Ecclesiastick History in the University of St. Andrews, paying a grant under the great seal of Scotland to entitle him to the salary originally belonging to that office. Ibid.
Aug. 10. Royal warrant dated Hampton Court to the Treasury Lords to pay 1,162l. 15s. 0d. to James Scot, Esq., who was employed by Queen Anne as her Envoy to the King of Poland.
645l. thereof being for 129 days 1714 March 25 to Aug. 1 on his ordinary of 5l. a day and the remaining 517l. 15s. 0d. to complete three bills of extraordinaries for in all 1,151l. 5s. 0d. for his service therein in 1713 and 1714 whereof he has been already paid 633l. 10s. 0d. (Money warrant dated Aug. 14 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 14 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVIII, pp. 413–14. Order Book IX, p. 455.
Same to the Attorney General to prepare a privy seal to grant to the nominee of Sarah Perrin the three messuages in the parish of Horn-church, in Essex, which were found by inquisition taken at Stratford, in Essex, 22 March 1711–12 to be the property of Thomas Perrin, late of London, merchant, and were then seized for Duties on tobacco, for which extent had been issued out against him: it appearing by the said Sarah's petition that before she married the said Thomas she was by her father's will possessed of the said messuages but chargeable with the payment of 500l. and interest to her sister Constance Owen and the said 500l. being unpaid at the time of said inquisition her said sister put in her plea of settlement and still holds possession pretending to take advantage for the forfeiture of non payment: and that petitioner is a great sufferer by her husband's misfortunes, being left with five small children: wherefore she has prayed that a relation of hers may purchase the Crown's title to the premises whereby the estate may be secured to her children for their maintenance after the decease of her said husband, without [her] having a suit at law with the Crown.
The said Sarah Perrin is first to pay to the Receiver General of Customs the sum of 100l. which represents the Crown's interest in the premises as (in the opinion of the Attorney General) it may be seven years before the profits of the said estate would clear off the said 500l. encumbrance on it. King's Warrant Book XXVIII, pp. 422–4.
Aug. 10. Same to the Treasury Lords to pay 364l. 18s.d. to William Matthew out of the revenue of Four and a Half per cent. and is for the time he executed the commission of Lieutenant General of the Leeward Islands to the arrival of the Captain General thereof; he having departed hence and arrived at Nevis and taken upon him the command of said islands on the 30 June 1715 in pursuance of a commission under the royal sign manual and exercised same until the 7 Feb. following, being the day of the arrival of Col. Walter Hamilton, the present Captain General and Governor in Chief of the said islands, “upon which our said Commission to the said William Matthew determined”: and it hath been a settled rule to allow to the Lieutenant General of the said islands (during the absence of the Captain General and Governor in Chief) one moiety of the salary of 1,200l. per an. which is the salary of the Captain General. (Money warrant dated Sept. 25 hereon.) (Money order dated Oct. 1 hereon.) Ibid., p. 454. Order Book IX, p. 468.
Money order for 1,200l. to Charles, Earl of Lauderdale, General of the Mint in Scotland, as imprest and upon account for the fees and salaries of the officers of the Mint or Mints in Scotland and for repairs and necessaries for the assaying, melting and coining in the said Mints: and is for one year from 1 Dec. 1714. Order Book IX, p. 454.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to raise 3,000l. by the sale of tallies and orders on the Land Tax 1716 with the 4 per cent. interest thereon from date thereof: and to pay said 3,000l. to John Hill, Paymaster for Transport Service; to be applied towards paying off several transport ships lately returned from Ireland. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 14.