Treasury Warrants: March 1718, 21-25

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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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March 1718, 21–25

March 21. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Capt. Edward Storey, commander of the Chatham, praying that some Swedish iron taken by him from the Swedes and seized by the Custom House officers may be delivered to him [on his] paying the Duties. Reference Book IX, p. 384.
March 22. Royal sign manual for 800l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List moneys: for Secret Service. (Money warrant dated March 24 hereon.) (Money order dated March 26 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 28 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 21. Order Book X, p. 73. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 85.
Money warrant for 13l. 6s. 8d. to the University of Oxford for one year to 1717 June 24 on a perpetuity for a Divine Lecturer founded by the Lady Margaret, Countess of Richmond and Derby.
and 10l. on a perpetuity for a preacher. [In the margin: “This 10l. to the University should be expunged: a warrant being drawn for three years to Xmas 1717”: see under April 4, infra, p. 301.] Money Book XXVI, p. 186.
Same for 10l. to the University of Cambridge for one year to 1717 June 24 on a perpetuity for a preacher.
and 13l. 6s. 8d. on a perpetuity for a Divinity Lecturer. Ibid.
Same for 16l. 13s. 4d. to the Master and Fellows of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, for same year on their perpetuity. Ibid.
Same for 33l. 2s. 5d. to James Downing and Joseph Jeffereis, late Sheriffs of the city of Bristol, for the surplusage on their account for the year ended 1716 Sept. 29.
Prefixing: certificate by Fra. Neale, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, of the said surplusage, arising by payment to James Scolfeild et al. for apprehending Roger Wall for felony and burglary. (Money order dated March 26 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 251. Order Book X, p. 78. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 90.
March 22. Money warrant for 1,163l. 11s. 6d. to Sir Gerard Conyers and Sir Charles Cook for surplusage on their accounts as Sheriffs of London for the year ended 1717 Sept. 29.
Prefixing: the like certificate as to said surplusage arising by their paying 840l. to Thomas Harrington, William Jackson et al. for apprehending and convicting John Sweetbones, John Jones, John Thomas and John Lawrence for robbery on the highway, and Elizabeth Higgs, John Barnes, William Clarks, William Stone, Mathew Adcock, Edward Elton, John Brush, John White, Arnold Powell, Josias Conyhatre, Thomas Price, William Wells, George Morris, Gregory King, Henry Sewell, Roger Moore for felony and burglary. (Money order dated April 2 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 252. Order Book X, p. 82. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 90.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt, Henry Pelham, Clerk of the Pells, and the other officers of the Receipt concerned, to give allowance to the four Tellers of the Receipt on their respective accounts of the sum of 15,144l. 19s. 0d. to make good the loss sustained on the guineas which were found to remain in their hands at the time guineas were reduced from 1l. 1s. 6d. to 21s. each.
Prefixing: a state of the cash in the Offices of the Four Tellers of the Receipt on the 23 Dec. 1717:
£ s. d.
in Mr. Smith's Office: 238,690 guineas at 1l. 1s. 6d. per guinea, value 256,591 15 0
silver 14,251 2
Exchequer Bills 269,589 1 6
£540,431 18 10½
in the late Lord Onslow's Office:
4,707 guineas, value
5,060 0 6
silver 84 17
£5,144 17 10¾
in Lord William Powlett's Office:
79,978 guineas, value
85,976 7 0
silver 22 0 0
Exchequer Bills 242,496 14
£328,495 1
in Mr. Hampden's Office:
282,423 guineas, make
303,604 14 6
silver 770 0
Exchequer Bills 76,557 1
£380,931 15 11¾
Total, 1,255,003l. 13s. 11½d.
£ s. d.
total loss on the guineas by the reduction of 6d. a guinea:
in Mr. Smith's Office, on 238,690 guineas
5,967 5 0
in Lord Onslow's Office, on 4,707 guineas 117 13 6
in Lord William Powlett's Office, on 79,978 guineas 1,999 9 0
in Mr. Hampden's Office, on 282,423 guineas 7,060 11 6
£15,144 19 0
Money Book XXVI, p. 254.
March 22. Money warrant for 116,573l. 12s. 0d. to George Murray, Paymaster of the 1,400,000l. Lottery anno 1714, for one year from 1717 Sept. 29 to discharge the principal and interest payable thereon as by the Acts of 12 Anne [13 Anne, c. 18], and 1 Geo. I, c. 2. (Money order dated March 26 hereon.) Ibid., p. 255. Order Book X, p. 75.
Treasury warrant to John Dutton Colt, Paymaster of the 2,000,000l. Adventure anno 1711, to pay 18l. 19s.d. to Charles Blunt for the surplusage on his account as late Paymaster of said Adventure. Money Book XXVI, p. 256.
Money order for 234l. 3s. 6d. to Heneage Walker, Chief Usher of the Exchequer Court: 232l. 5s. 7d. thereof for necessaries by him delivered for his Majesty's service in 1717 Hilary term [to the officers of said Court] and the remaining 1l. 17s. 11d. is for 91 days from 1717 Dec. 15 to March 15 inst. on his allowance of 5d. a day in lieu of diet. Order Book X, p. 79.
Same for 50l. to William Mathew for one quarter to Jan. 26 last on his allowance as Lieut. Governor of St. Christopher. Ibid., p. 82.
Same for 100l. each to the Justices of Wales for Hilary term 1717 on their allowance of 400l. per an. each: viz.
William Jessop as Chief Justice of Carnarvon, Merioneth and Anglesea.
Roger Cumberbach as Second Justice there.
Richard Vaughan as Chief Justice of Carmarthen, Pembroke and Cardigan.
Henry Beeston as Second Justice there.
William Wright as Chief Justice of Glamorgan, Brecon and Radnor.
Edward Whitaker as Second Justice there.
Ibid., p. 87.
William Lowndes to Auditor Foley. My Lords grant you leave of absence till next term provided your deputy duly execute your office in your absence. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 283.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to deliver up Henry Smith's surety bonds as late Treasurer and Receiver of the moneys for building Fifty New Churches: he having passed his accounts thereof for the time he continued in that office. Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, p. 50.
March 22. Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Edmond Dunch for 31 years (at reserve rents of 33l. 6s. 8d. and 5l. per an.) of a messuage, tenement or lodging and a piece of waste ground thereto adjoining, being in Scotland Yard within the Palace of Whitehall, 30 foot in front west to Scotland Yard, 110 feet south extending to the river of Thames and abutting on the lodgings of Mr. Kehon and Mr. Parsons, 110 feet eastward to the Thames, then 20 feet to the passage leading to Whitehall Bridge, then 140 feet south along the said passage, then 37 feet west fronting Whitehall Great Gate, then 45 feet north-west adjoining to Fransam's ground: excepting out of this intended lease some rooms built over the north-east part of the said lodgings in the possession of — Hyde.
Prefixing: constat of the premises made out by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands and ratal thereof by him and by Auditor Thomas Jett 20 March 1717–18.
Together with: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease.
Appending: plan of the premises showing the said waste ground and “Mr. Dunch's lodgings the first floor: but all above is Mr. Hyde's [lodging] and is excepted.” Ibid., pp. 63–5.
Same to Edward Young, Surveyor General of Woods, to fell dotard and decayed trees (not fit for the Navy) in New Forest sufficient to realise (together with the bark, lops, tops and offal thereof) the sum of 133l. 11s. 8d. and thereout to defray the charge of works and repairs at Rhinefeild Lodge in said Forest.
Prefixing: said Young's report dated 13 March 1717–18 on Lord William Pawlet's memorial for said repairs (viz. railing round Queen Mead belonging to said lodge &c.). Ibid., p. 80.
[?] Undated entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Thomasine Grubb, spinster, of several lands and tenements in Fernham in the parish of Shrivenham, Co. Berks, being parcel of the lands of Thomas Fettiplace, outlaw. Ibid., p. 81.
March 22. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] of the petition of Sir Henry Liddell, bart., praying a new lease of certain lands called Holy Island in the County Palatine of Durham, formerly granted to Barbara Collingwood. Reference Book IX, p. 384.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill of the Customs in Scotland for 1717 Dec. 25 quarter: total 3,741l. 5s. 2d.
detailed list of the Establishment of the Customs in Scotland. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, pp. 267–78.
March 23. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for an additional pension of 400l. per an. to William, Lord Byron: as from Xmas 1717: during pleasure: as additional to the 600l. per an. pension granted to him by the privy seal of 13 June 1717 as from Lady day 1717. King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 94.
March 24. Treasury warrant to John Dutton Colt, Paymaster of the late Fond for the Classes Lottery anno 1711, to pay 72l. 7s.d. to Henry Harcourt, Comptroller of the said Lottery, for his cravings of incidents &c. in his account thereof from 19 Jan. 1714/5 (the time of his entering on said office to 29 Sept, 1716).
Prefixing: statement of said cravings and Auditor Harley's report thereon. Money Book XXVI, pp. 256–7.
William Lowndes to Mr. Basket. Hasten to my Lords with all possible expedition [copies of] the Acts of Parliament of the last Sessions together with the respective abstracts. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 283.
Henry Kelsall (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Master of the Charterhouse. The King out of his royal bounty is pleased to allow 500l. to the Foundation of the Charter House. Send me the name of the Treasurer thereof. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Ordnance. My Lords direct you to lay before them as soon as conveniently you can an estimate of what will be necessary to supply the Land and Sea Services of the Ordnance till Xmas next:
as also an account of what hath been received on this year's supply [for the Ordnance] and how much thereof is undisposed in tallies or money. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Treasurer for a like estimate and account for the Navy and Victualling. Ibid., p. 284.
Same to the Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster of the Forces, for a like estimate and account for the Forces (“for the service of your Office”). Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take in securities, detailed, in 3,000l. of Edward Barker for his office of Receiver of First Fruits and Tenths.
Prefixing: report by John Hardinge, Deputy King's Remembrancer, on the sufficiency of said securities. Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, p. 50.
March 25.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Treasury Lords to pay 3,000l. to Thomas Lowther, gent.: without account: “to be by him applied to such uses as we shall direct.” (Money warrant dated March 26 hereon.) (Money order dated March 26 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 26 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 90. Order Book X, p. 74. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 84.
William Lowndes to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts to report on the enclosed three lists [missing] signed by the Deputy Governor of Gibraltar of the number of persons victualled there between 4 Nov. 1717 and 26 January following: and a certificate of the provisions delivered into the storehouses there by the Contractor Jan. 30 last. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 285.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Mr. Penavair, Surveyor of Windows for Co. Leicester, desiring to exchange with Mr. [Charles Beane], the present Surveyor [of same] for Cheshire, the said Penavair having a numerous family which is and hath been for many years settled in Cheshire, and the said Surveyor for Cheshire being a Yorkshireman and his family already settled at York, such an exchange being no prejudice “to him, the profits of both counties being the same.” Reference Book IX, p. 384.
March 25. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland to employ Josias Mackie as a tidewaiter at Leith at 20l. per an.: loco William Powell, deceased.
In the margin: recommended by order in Council. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 259.