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Treasury Warrants: February 1718, 21-28

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 32, 1718. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1962.

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February 1718, 2128

Feb. 21. Royal warrant dated St. James's to James, Earl of Carnarvon, late Paymaster General of the Forces, to pay and apply the sum of 18,747l. 18s. 1d. for the satisfying several bills of exchange drawn for the service of the late Expedition to Canada; in accordance with Clause 22 in the Act of 3 Geo. I., c. 7, which granted a supply of 24,195l. 18s. 2d. for satisfying such bills. The above sum of 18,747l. 18s. 1d. deducted from the said total supply includes 5,732l. 3s. 11d. to be paid to the Treasurer of the Navy to be applied in satisfying like bills of exchange payable in the Office of the Victualling. The drawers of the said bills are to be duly charged with the sums for which they were drawn or for such thereof as are not duly accounted for before the payment hereby ordered.
The Auditors of Imprests are hereby to allow the payments as herein in the accounts of the said Earl of Carnarvon upon his producing receipts for the same with the original bills and are to set same in super respectively on the drawers as above and on the Navy Treasurer for the sum as above.
The list of the said bills is as follows [see Commons Journals XVIII, p. 464]:
24 July 1711, by bills drawn by Col. Arnott payable to Richard Mico for 1,428l. 11s. 4d., whereon paid 952l. 7s. 6d., leaving due 476l. 3s. 9d.
ditto payable to Francis Wainwright for 1,000l., whereon paid 666l. 13s. 4d., leaving due 333l. 6s. 8d.
ditto payable to John Lloyd for 1,000l., whereon paid 666l. 13s. 4d., leaving due 333l. 6s. 8d.
ditto payable to Thomas Hutchinson to John Lloyd for 3,000l., whereon paid 2,000l., leaving due 1,000l.
ditto payable to Crouch and Arnold for 1,785l. 14s. 3d., whereon paid 1,190l. 9s. 6d., leaving due 595l. 4s. 9d.
ditto payable to Love and Mettcalfe for 357l. 2s. 10d., whereon paid 238l. 1s. 10d., leaving due 119l. 0s. 11d.
ditto payable to Robert Hackshow for 714l. 6s. 8d., whereon paid 476l. 4s. 5d., leaving due 238l. 2s. 2d.
ditto payable to John Lloyd for 1,428l. 11s. 4d., whereon paid 952l. 7s. 6d., leaving due 476l. 3s. 9d.
ditto payable to Robert Hackshaw for 1,000l., whereon paid 666l. 13s. 4d., leaving due 333l. 6s. 8d.
ditto payable to John Caswell for 1,490l., whereon paid 993l. 6s. 8d., leaving due 496l. 13s. 4d.
ditto payable to ditto for 357l. 2s. 10d., whereon paid 238l. 1s. 10d., leaving due 119l. 0s. 11d.
ditto payable to Love and Mettcalfe for 357l. 2s. 10d., whereon paid 238l. 1s. 10d., leaving due 119l. 0s. 11d.
ditto payable to Thomas Blettsoe for 500l., whereon paid 333l. 6s. 8d., leaving due 166l. 13s. 4d.
ditto payable to Bromfeild for 357l. 2s. 10d., whereon paid 238l. 1s. 10d., leaving due 119l. 0s. 11d.
ditto payable to Thomas Blettsoe for 500l., whereon paid nil, leaving due 500l.
ditto payble to William Brown for 8,406l. 17s. 0d., whereon paid 5,604l. 11s. 4d., leaving due 2,802l. 5s. 8d.
ditto payable to Thomas Blettsoe for 265l., whereon paid 176l. 13s. 4d., leaving due 88l. 6s. 8d.
8 August, drawn by Col. Hunter and Nicholson on John Boreland, by him [payable] to Love and Mettcalfe for 130l. 10s. 0d., whereon paid 87l., leaving due 43l. 10s. 0d.
24 July 1711, drawn by Col. Dudley and Nicholson on John Boreland, by him [payable] to John Mettcalfe for 317l. 4s. 3d., whereon paid 211l. 9s. 6d., leaving due 105l. 14s. 9d.
3 Nov. 1711, drawn by ditto on John Boreland, by him [payable] to James Douglas for 152l. 4s. 0d., whereon paid 101l. 9s. 4d., leaving due 50l. 14s. 8d.
4 July 1711, drawn by Col. Dudley on James Douglas for 700l. 18s. 0d., whereon nothing paid, leaving due 700l. 18s. 0d.
2 July 1711, drawn by ditto on John Lloyd for 200l., whereon nothing paid, leaving due 200l.
2 July 1711, drawn by ditto on ditto for 123l. 3s. 3d., whereon nothing paid, leaving due 123l. 3s. 3d.
2 July 1711, drawn by ditto on Thomas Sandford for 200l., whereon nothing paid, leaving due 200l.
2 July 1711, drawn by ditto on Crouch and Arnold for 2,000l., whereon nothing paid, leaving due 2,000l.
2 July 1711, drawn by Col. Dudley on Thomas Blettsoe for 200l., whereon nothing paid, leaving due 200l.
2 July 1711, drawn by ditto on Richard Mico for 996l. 18s. 8d., whereon nothing paid, leaving due 996l. 18s. 8d.
2 July 1711, drawn by ditto on Francis Clark, by him [payable] to John Caswell for 78l. 17s. 6d., whereon nothing paid, leaving due 78l. 17s. 6d.
and to be paid over to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Commissioners of the Victualling and is to complete the sum of 17,539l. 12s. 1d., the value of 122 bills drawn by Col. Hunter (the other part of the said bills having been discharged by them [the said Victualling Commissioners]): the sum of 5,732l. 3s. 11d.
total of items remaining due to be paid as above, 18,747l. 18s. 1d.
King's Warrant Book XXIX
, pp. 378.
Feb. 21. Money warrant for 561l. 12s. 11d. to the Earl of Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt: to reimburse the charges he has been at as Ranger and Keeper of Bushey Park at Hampton Court in providing hay for his Majesty's deer there from 25 Sept. 1715 to 5 Dec. 1717 and for the wages of two keepers there at 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. and 12l. 3s. 4d. per an. respectively for the Keeper of Bushey Park and the Keeper of the Middle Park, to wit for three years ended Michaelmas last.
Appending: two bills of said charges. (Money order dated Feb. 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 25 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, pp. 22931. Order Book X, p. 70. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 77.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of John Brougham, Esq., executor of Thomas Brougham, Esq., late Receiver of Taxes for Cumberland and Westmorland; praying an allowance of 1,318l. 11s. 6d. for his brother's extraordinary charge and expenses in returning his tax receipts to the Exchequer. Reference Book IX, p. 376.
Same to Mr. Cracherode of the petition of Anne Lightfoot shewing that at the General Sessions of the Peace for Co. Middlesex in Sept. 1715 she was fined 5l. and for non payment was committed to prison; that in July last she pleaded the Act of Indemnity, but was excluded the benefit thereof: that she is very poor and in a most deplorable condition and utterly unable to pay said fine: therefore praying that it may be remitted. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Stamps Commissioners to allow the sums of 23l. 11s. 4d. and 53l. 8s. 6d. to Adam Cardonnel et al., the sureties of Paul Couraud, late distributor of stamps for the county of Southampton.
Prefixing: report by the said Commissioners on the petition of said Cardonnel, &c. Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, pp. 89.
Feb. 22. Royal sign manual for 3,464l. 15s. 1d. to Thomas Missing, Contractor for victualling the Garrison of Gibraltar: for services as follows: viz.
s. d.
for a moiety of the value of provisions imported into the Victualling Store House at Gibraltar 30 Sept. 1711, according to certificates from the Lieut. Governor there 1,920 15 4
for a moiety of the charge of victualling persons and for periods as follows at the rate of 3s. 4d. each head per week according to the monthly lists thereof signed by the said Lieut. Governor: viz.
1,669 persons for 28 days, 1717 Aug. 12 to Sept. 8 (1,032l. 2s. 8d.)
516 1 4
1,655 persons for 28 days, 1717 Sept. 9 to Oct 6 (1,026l. 6s. 11d.) 513 3 5
1,661 persons for 28 days, 1717 Oct. 7 to Nov. 3 (1,029l. 9s. 11d.) 514 14 11
3,464 15 1
It appears by the report from the Comptrollers [of Army Accounts] that accounts will yet remain to be adjusted for provisions delivered between 24 May and 30 Sept. last [1718] and for persons victualled between 16 June and 12 Aug. last because the vouchers for the same were lost, being taken out of the mail that was robbed going to Madrid. And it hath so happened that he hath not received payment or satisfaction either for the persons by him victualled between 1 June 1715 (being the commencement of his contract) and the 17 July following or for the provisions delivered on the 2nd June 1716: and it appears by the state of account made by the said Comptrollers that (after abating the sum of 1,972l. 2s. 3d. for the value of provisions delivered over to Mr. Sherer, the said Missing's agent, on the 1st June 1716 by John Conduit, Esq., who was the Commissary of Stores there at the time the said contract commenced) there remains due to said Missing the sum of 1,259l. 12s. 10d. for the purposes aforesaid. The said further sum is hereby to be paid to him upon account for the said services.
Appending: (1) report by P. Medows and Ja. Bruce, Comptrollers of Army Accounts, dated Privy Garden 7 March 171617 on the said Missing's accounts as above.
(2) a particular state of four certificates and one list mentioned in the said report, the certificates being by Mr. Congreve, Deputy Governor and Judge Advocate at Gibraltar.
(3) a computation of the King's provisions received by Missing's Agent on the 1st June 1716.
(4) lists signed by Mr. Congreve, Lieutenant Governor and Judge Advocate; viz. of provisions delivered by Missing 2 June 1716 and of persons victualled by Missing 1 June 1715 to 17 July.
This latter certificate is as follows:
s. d.
in Pearce's Regiment, 459 men 477 14 2
in Lord Barrymore's Regiment, 449 men 467 5 9
in Meredyth's Regiment, 464 men 483 2 4
153 servants and women to the three Regiments 159 8 10
447 gunners and bombardiers 465 16 5
2,053 7 7
King's Warrant Book XXIX, pp. 336.
Feb. 22. Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer for stay of process against Susannah and Elizabeth Aldworth as executrices to Wm. Aldworth, their late father, who was concerned in the receipt of the land revenue in the archdeaconry of Richmond, bishopric of Durham and counties of Northumberland and York.
Prefixing: Auditor Thomas Jett's report on the petition of the said executrices. Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, pp. 78.
Feb. 25. Letter of direction for payment as follows out of Civil List moneys: 500l. to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, for 1717 June 24 quarter on his pension.
Disposition Book XXIV, pp. 757.
William Lowndes to the Receivers or Paymasters General of Ireland. Gentlemen. Mr. Pratt, your Deputy in Ireland, by what appears to the Treasury Lords upon perusing the several papers hereinclosed [missing] seems to have given frivolous and unnecessary delays to the remitting of a sum of money to Mr. Howe which he has long since stopped from Major General Evans's Regiment of Dragoons, towards satisfying his Majesty's warrant for repaying to Mr. Howe the subsistence paid here [in England] to the said Regiment when on the Establishment of Ireland. Please give effectual directions touching this affair so as the money in Mr. Pratt's hands may be immediately remitted to Mr. Howe and the public service no longer delayed by the vexatious proceedings of your deputy. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 269.
[Henry Kelsall to the Attorney or Solicitor General] to report on the enclosed petition, missing, of Charles Medlycott shewing that he has some land lying within the verge of Rockingham Forest which he desires may be made a Free hay or Purlieu. Please report the nature and legality of the grant desired. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 273.
Treasury warrant to the Salt Commissioners to employ Edward Barkley as doorkeeper of their Office loco William Mines, deceased. Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, p. 15.
C. Stanhope to Mr. Morrise. The Treasury Lords desire you to attend them next Thursday morning in relation to the subject matter of your advertisement in the Daily Courant of the 24th inst. concerning the copper delivered into his Majesty's Mint for coining farthings and half pence. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 162.
Treasury warrant to the Salt Commissioners in Scotland to employ Joseph Hume as officer of the Salt Duty in the collection of Prestonpans at 25l. per an. loco William Menzies, established [as] supervisor.
Gilbert Montier as a same in the collection of Kirkcaldy loco John Smith, established [as] supervisor.
James Gray and John Duncan to be two additional boatmen at the port of Leith at 20l. per an.
John McNeal to be a boatman at Port Glasgow at 20l. per an. loco Thomas Somervell, presented to be a tidewaiter.
James Hamilton as a watchman of the Salt Duty in the collection of Prestonpans at 15l. per an. loco Joseph Hume, preferred to be an officer.
John McAlaster as a watchman of the Salt Duties at the port of Kirkcaldy loco Alexander Jeoffry, deceased: at 15l. per an.
William Yates as landwaiter, searcher and coastwaiter at Leith at 35l. per an. loco John Marley, deceased. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 256.
Feb. 26. William Lowndes to the Earl of Sunderland. It appears to the Treasury Lords by the letters which were seized on board the Gardner frigate, and sent to them by your lordship, that a clandestine trade was intended to be carried on to Sweden contrary to the prohibition. My Lords are of opinion that the goods so seized should be prosecuted according to law and desire that your Lordship will please to signify the same to the Commissioners of his Majesty's Customs. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 273.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to issue their deputations to the following persons to be officers for the better guarding the borders between Berwick and Carlisle: in accordance with the said Commissioners' memorial of Jan. 22 last proposing that officers may be appointed for the better guarding the said borders at places and allowances as follows: viz.
to be placed on the Establishment of Berwick [port].
Maurice Houston as riding surveyor at Morpeth: at 60l. per an.
Bennet Sherrard as riding officer at Ellesdon: at 40l. per an.
Basset Edes as ditto at Alnwick: at 40l. per an.
[to be placed] on the Establishment of Carlisle [port].
Tho. Bully as riding surveyor at Longtown: at 60l. per an.
John Wright as riding surveyor at Scill Wall: at 40l. per an.
Robt. Hughes as ditto at Brampton: at 40l. per an.
on the Establishment of Newcastle [port].
Thomas Sebbit as riding officer at Hexham: at 40l. per an. Out Letters (Customs) XVII, p. 61.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of John Rotherham praying the Treasury Lords to recommend him and Robert Loggins to his Majesty's bounty for a recompense for their pains and service in discovering frauds in tobacco et al. Reference Book IX, p. 377.
Same to same of the petition of Tho. Scurlock praying a coastwaiter's place in London port loco Erasmus Philips, who is to resign the same. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Stamps Commissioners to employ Thomas Goddard as distributor of stamps for the city of Norwich loco Robert Clark, who is to be superseded. Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, p. 9.
Feb. 27. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 20,000l. to John, Duke of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe: as imprest for the service and expense of the Great Wardrobe. (The privy seal hereon is dated 12 March 171718. (Money warrant dated April 9 hereon.) (Money order dated April 21 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 38. Order Book X, p. 100.
Feb. 27. Money warrant for 223l. 4s. 4d. to Walter, Visct. Chetwynd, for 1717 June 24 quarter on his salary of 260l. per an. and 100l. per an. as Chief Ranger and Keeper of St. James's Park and Keeper of the Mall there, and allowance of 200l. for feed of the fish and fowl, and allowance of 50l. per an. for hay for the deer and 228l. 2s. 6d. per an. for wages of three underkeepers and two gate keepers and 54l. 15s. 0d. per an. for wages to the keeper of the Wilderness in said park. (Letter of direction dated March 6 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 134. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 79.
Feb. 28. Treasury warrant to the Auditor et al. of the Receipt to take in loans at the Exchequer on the Land Tax anno 1718 not exceeding 106,888l. 5s. 4d.: at 3 per cent. interest: as by the Act for said tax. Money Book XXVI, p. 232.
C. Stanhope to the Customs Commissioners to pass with all civility and despatch the goods now arrived from France [for the Abbot Dubois], ut supra, p. 204. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 274.
William Lowndes to same enclosing the memorial of Horatio Walpole, Surveyor and Auditor General of his Majesty's Revenues in America, concerning the manner of receiving and accounting for his Majesty's thirds of the forfeiture of a ship called the Lisle of Leith, seized by Richard Fitz William, Collector of Customs for the Lower District of James River in Virginia and condemned by the Court of Admiralty there. My Lords desire you to consider same and lay before them a state of what has been the practice in like cases with relation to the receiving and accounting for the said seizures and your opinion thereon. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of John Conduit, Esq., shewing that 1,537l. 19s. 1d. is due to him (as appears by the Auditors [of Imprests] and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts), viz. for provisions for the Garrison of Gibraltar, and 104l. 12s. 2d. paid for interest of the bills drawn on the Treasury: that 1,972l. has been stopped from Mr. Missing, the present Contractor for [victualling said Garrison, for] provisions delivered to him by said Conduit: therefore prays payment of said balance by a warrant on [to] the Commissioners of the Victualling to make out perfect bills and discharge the imprests upon him. Reference Book IX, p. 378.
Treasury warrant to [the Clerk of the Pipe] for a lease to Thomas Ingoldsby, Esq., of the manor of Ingleby called Ingleby Hall, Co. Lincoln.
Prefixing: Auditor S. Godolphin's particular and memorandum and the Surveyor General's ratal.
Appending: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of said lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, pp. 1015.