Treasury Warrants: April 1718, 1-5

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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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April 1718, 1–5

April 1. Money warrant for three years' interest to 1714 Dec. 25 on one Debenture for the sufferers in St. Christopher and Nevis, all ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, p. 463, under date 1715 April 12: the present payment being for 37l. 13s. 0d. interest for one Debenture, not detailed. Money Book XXIII, p. 546.
Same for 54l. 2s. 2d. to Thomas, Earl of Westmorland, Warden and Chief Justice and Justice in Eyre, Trent North, on his fee or salary of 100l. per an.: viz. from 1716–17 March 10 (to which time his predecessor, the Duke of Kingston, was paid) to Sept. 29 following. (Letter of direction dated April 4 hereon.) Ibid. XXVI, p. 249. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 89.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill, detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Office for 1718 Lady day quarter: total 200l. 10s. 0d.
and of the incidents bill, detailed, of same for same quarter: total 74l. 4s. 9d. Money Book XXVI, p. 277.
Money warrant for 50l. to James Merest, one of the under clerks attending the House of Peers: for making several copies and other services for the public. (Money order dated April 4 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 4 hereon.) Ibid., p. 278. Order Book X, p. 85. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 90.
Same for 62l. to Francis [styled William in the letter of direction] Jephson, Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Peers, for his pains and disbursements in attending upon the Speaker of said House 124 days, viz. 1717 Aug. 12, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, and from Nov. 21 to 21 March 1717–18: at 10s. a day.
Appending: certificate by William Cowper, Clerk of Parliaments, of the said attendance. (Letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XXVI, p. 278. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 90.
April 1. Money warrant for 50l. to Walter Davis: to be distributed among the eight doorkeepers of the House of Peers (himself being one) for their attendance and service 1717 Nov. 21 to 1717–18 March 21. (Money order dated April 3 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 4 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 279. Order Book X, p. 85. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 90.
Same for 440l. to the clerks et al. of the House of Commons for services in the same Session: viz.
Edward Stables, clerk assistant 100
John Hook, George Coles, James Courthope and Hicks Burroughs, four under clerks, for copying and engrossing Bills &c. 200
Thomas Smith, Housekeeper of said House, for keeping same clean 30
Thomas Spence, Serjeant at Arms, to be distributed to the several messengers and their assistants, the doorkeepers and the persons who deliver out the Votes 110
(Money order dated April 2 hereon.) (Letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XXVI, p. 284. Order Book X, p. 83. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 90.
Same for 250l. 6s. 0d. to Thomas Spence, Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Commons, for his disbursements in coals, candles, sweets, mops, brooms &c. for the House and in reward to the messengers for serving orders within the abovesaid Session.
Appending: bill of said necessaries. (Money order dated April 2 hereon.) (Letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XXVI, p. 285. Order Book X, p. 83. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 90.
Treasury warrant to Sir Isaac Newton, Master and Worker of the Mint, to pay 52l. 8s. 3d. to John Mills, one of the High Constables for the Hundred of Ossulstone, Co. Middlesex (Constable of Holborn Division in Co. Middlesex), for his charges in apprehending and prosecuting coyners and utterers of counterfeit coin.
Prefixing: report dated 1717–18 March 13 by Anthony Cracherode, Treasury Solicitor, on the said Mills's petition. The petitioner proceeded by warrant from Secretary the Earl of Sunderland and from Justice Ward.
Appending: bill of Mills's expenses, including payments for sending to West Chester in pursuit of some of those named in the Earl of Sunderland's warrant. The felons mentioned in this bill are King, William Newstead, Williams and Milbanck, Stone's wife, Catherine Macone, William Falkener, Whiteing, Kemberley, son of Hannah Kemberley, now in Newgate for coining, Johnson and his wife and Alexander. Money Book XXVI, pp. 292–4.
Same dormant to the Customs Cashiers to pay the salary of 16l. 6s. 8d. per an. to William Gwynn and Richard Gwynn his son as Customers of Cardiff port. Ibid., p. 308.
April 1. Same dormant to same to pay the salary of 10l. per an. to William Hall as Customer of Milford port. Ibid., p. 308.
William Lowndes to the [King's] printers to send to the Secretary at War 400 printed copies of the Mutiny Act: and further to hasten to my Lords [copies of] all the printed Acts of this Session. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 285.
April 1,
et postea.
Treasury constitution of Customs officers as follows: viz.
Thomas Barrington to be a land waiter in London port loco Samuel Dale. (April 4.)
John Higgins as a landwaiter at Minehead loco Benjamin Steed, whose deputation is to be superseded. (April 4.)
Roger Cooke as waiter and searcher at Bamburgh in Berwick port loco John Orde, superannuated. (April 1.)
Richard Hardy as a riding officer at Haybronwyke [Hayburn Wyke] in Scarborough port loco William Watts, deceased. (April 8.)
John Hockley as surveyor of the landcarriage officers in London port loco Robert Olave, superannuated at 60l. per an. (April 9.)
Christopher Predam as waiter and searcher at Totnes in Dartmouth port loco Richard Vavasor. (April 8.)
John Hospoole as a landwaiter in London port loco Adlard Welby (whose deputation for that employment is to be forthwith superseded). (April 10.)
William Lantrowe to continue as Deputy Comptroller of the Customs in Barnstaple port with 20l. per an. allowance. Prefixing: report by the Customs Commissioners to the Treasury Lords on the petition of said Lantrow praying to be so continued, he being appointed by Mr. Arris, the patentee, in the room of Edward Hill, the former Deputy, who was in prison for debt: the report showing that the whole fees [of the said office] did not exceed 15l. per an., so that the principal [Arris] could not allow more than 12l. per an. and that therefore it would be to the service of the Crown if the Deputy Comptroller had an allowance from the Crown: and on Dec. 18 last Thomas Fryer (for some years a Deputy King's waiter in London port) had been proposed as Deputy Comptroller with 12l. from the patentee and 20l. from the King, but on March 11 last the Treasury Lords appointed Robert Birkett thereto, but he was found altogether ignorant of the method of computing the Duties on all goods imported and exported as the duty of the said office required, wherefore “we forbore admitting him to the said employment until your Lordships' pleasure was further known.” (April 18.)
Andrew Wyat (a tidesman, London port) as surveyor at Erith loco John Claypoole, superannuated. (April 18.)
William Sewel (a tidesman in the inferior list [in London port]) to be removed to the superior list loco Andrew Wyat. (April 18.)
John Turner to succeed William Sewel in the inferior list. (April 18.)
Geo. Mobbs (a tidesman in the inferior list, London port) to be removed to the superior list loco John Purnel, preferred to be tidesurveyor of Margate. (April 18.)
Thomas Tiley to be placed on the inferior list loco the said George Mobbs. (April 18.)
James Hebb as a tidesman in the inferior list in Bristol port loco Edward Wastfield, dismissed. (April 19.)
James Stevenson as one of the extraordinary landcarriagemen in London port loco Mr. Bowen, deceased. (April 22.)
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to appoint Joseph Banks, junr., as one of the Customers of Newcastle-on-Tyne port loco Ferdinando Latus. (April 22.)
The like to constitute William Sloan and Charles Westfaling to the office of one of the five undersearchers of London port locis William Sloan and Anthony Meeke. (April 22.)
William Wade (a tidesman in London port) to be a noon-tender [there] loco Thomas Butterfield, deceased. (April 25.)
Thomas Wakefield (a tidesman in the inferior list in London port) to be removed to the superior list, ibid., loco William Wade. (April 25.)
William Smith to succeed the said Wakefield. (April 25.)
James Cock to be a tidesman and boatman at Breton Ferry in Swansea port loco Lewis Jenkins, superannuated. (April 25.)
Thomas Byerly to be collector of Customs in New York loco James Dixon, removed as below. (April 29.)
James Dixon (collector of Customs at New York) to be collector of North Potomac river loco Thomas Low, deceased. (April 29.)
Edward Thompson as waiter and searcher at Grimsby in Hull port loco John Jeffries, who is directed to be dismissed. (April 19.)
George Pope as waiter and searcher at Bideford loco Charles Fitch, deceased. (April 22.) Out Letters (Customs) XVII, pp. 82, 88, 90, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97.
April 1. William Lowndes to the Board of Works to estimate for works as follows.
Prefixing: the Duke of Newcastle to the Treasury Lords dated 9 Sept. 1717. It is the King's pleasure that the Board of Works build and provide the several particulars following for his and the Prince's service at St. James's and Hampton Court: viz.
Hampton Court.
an additional side kitchen to be built.
fitting up his Majesty's wine cellar.
a scullery for the King.
such another place for herbs.
cases for beds, a Guard Table, forms &c. in the Princess Guard Chamber.
“drein” in the Pastry and repairing the pavement.
rails, cloack pins and shelves for the King and Prince of Wales.
making a doorway into the gardens through a window at the Duchess of Munster's.
a necessary house for the young Princesses' servants.
presses for the King's use.
dressers, shelves &c. for Madam Kilmansack.
parting off the old Presence [Chamber] for dining rooms for the women of the Bedchamber and Pages of the Backstairs to the Prince.
laying of pipes, repairing the pavement, dressers, shelves, chimneys, cielings and wainscot for the Prince's laundress and parting off a slip of ground and making a necessary house there.
presses, drawers, partition &c. for the young Princesses.
presses for the Prince of Wales.
leaden cistern and some repairs at the King's bakehouse.
a necessary house for the persons of fashion.
water stool and marble side board with a cistern and water laid to it for the Duchess of Munster in the low Lodgings at St. James's.
Hampton Court.
parting off the charcoal house and making a doorway for the Prince's service.
making a table for the Prince to dine on.
pulling down a useless oven in the Prince's kitchen and making some necessary conveniences there. making a shed in his Majesty's Confectionary and a dresser under it and a stove press for sweetmeats.
It is his Majesty's pleasure there should be a warrant for these things above mentioned.
T. Coke.
erecting a new kitchen and sundry accommodations in the Back Court together with a large vault under the Ball Room at St. James's,
the aforesaid building to contain a kitchen and a large vault under it for Rhenish wines; as also a livery cellar, silver scullery, common scullery, the Master Cook's room, Children of the Kitchen's rooms, Clerk of the Kitchen's office and other necessary conveniences,
making a marble water stool with a cistern and water laid to it.
marble beaufet and two new doors at St. James's for the Duchess of Munster.
Tennis Court at Hampton Court to be fitted up for [to be made into] a Drawing Room,
posts and rails to be carried on to the gate leading to Hampton town so as the Green may be preserved and kept in good order thereby.
Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I, p. 63.
April 1. Three money orders for respectively 412l. for Ann Ling, 209l. 3s. 4d. for Mary Frances and 37l. 13s. 0d. for Ann Hill, three sufferers at Nevis and/or St. Christopher: on the lines of the order of 1717 Nov. 26, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXXI, p. 686, and XXIX, p. 463. Order Book X, p. 38.
April 2. Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland of the petition of Thomas Kennedy praying payment of 347.l 12s.d. due to him on his allowance as her late Majesty's Advocate General in Scotland between 30 March 1714 and 9 Oct. following. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 279.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt et al. to take in loans on Malt anno 1718 to an amount not exceeding 100,000l.: at 3½ per cent. interest: in accordance with the Act of last Session, 4 Geo. I., c. 3, for continuing the Duties on Malt, Mum, Cider and Perry. Money Book XXVI, p. 281.
Letter of direction for 7,000l. to Richard Hampden for the service of the Navy and Victualling: out of loans on Land Tax anno 1718: and is intended to be applied to the services following:
to the head of Wages.
for paying turned over men and laying up the Bedford galley
for imprests for manning the Fleet 1,000
Disposition Book XXIV, p. 86.
April 2. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the petition of John Staynes for some consideration for his services in preventing the exportation of wool. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 287.
Same to same: a like letter with that supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXXI, p. 594, under date 1717 Oct. 2, about goods sending to France to the Earl of Stair. Ibid.
Same to the Lord Chancellor to peruse the enclosed memorial [missing] touching the estate of William Cotton, an idiot. Have you any objection against the desired grant of the estate? Ibid., p. 288.
Treasury approval of Launcelot Burton to be first clerk in the Office of Thomas, Lord Torrington, one of the Four Tellers of the Receipt: “and [we] have administered to him the oath required to be taken in that behalf ”in accordance with the Act for observation of the course of the Exchequer.
Prefixing: said Lord Torrington's presentation of said Burton to the Treasury Lords for said place. Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, p. 82.
A like approval of Samuel Edwards as deputy or first clerk to Lord Onslow [as one other of the said Four Tellers of the Receipt]. Ibid., p. 83.
April 3. Royal sign manual for 833l. 16s. 4d. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List moneys: for Secret Service. (Money warrant dated April 4 hereon.) (Money order dated April 4 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 4 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 26. Order Book X, p. 80. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 87.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to Walter Chetwynd to pay an annuity or yearly pension of 200l. to John Dorison, the King being minded to allow him same until such time as he shall be provided of some office or employment, civil or military, in our service: to be payable as from Michaelmas last. King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 113.
Treasury confirmation of the money warrant of Feb. 17 last for 10l. to Paul Joddrell, ut supra, p. 201. Money Book XXVI, p. 225.
Same of the money order of 1717 March 25 for 99,077l. 9s. 3d. to Harry Mordaunt for the Ordnance, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXXI, p. 197. Order Book IX, p. 372.
Money warrant for 285l. 2s. 6d. to William, Bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter: for half a year to 1718 Lady day on the annuity or yearly pension for the support and maintenance of said Order. (Letter of direction dated April 22 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 251. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 93.
April 3. Same for 100l. to Hugh Cholmley, Esq., for half a year to 1718 March 25 on his patent salary as Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Money Book XXVI, p. 288.
Same for 1718 Lady day quarter to the Bedchamber as follows: viz.
250l. each to the Gentlemen of the Bedchamber (Charles, Duke of Richmond; James, Earl of Berkeley; Henry, Earl of Lincoln; Charles, Earl of Selkirk; Charles, Earl of Manchester; John, Lord Carteret; John, Earl of Stair; George, Earl of Orkney; John, Earl of Leicester).
125l. each to the Grooms of the Bedchamber (George Feilding, Charles Howard, Hen. Cornwall, Philip Honywood, James Tyrrell, William Carr, James Dormer, Sir Gustavus Hume).
(Money order dated April 17 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 19 hereon.) Ibid., p. 291. Order Book X, p. 95. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 92.
Same for 150l. to Thomas Coke for same quarter as Vice Chamberlain of the Household. (Money order dated April 17 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 291. Order Book X, p. 96.
Treasury confirmation of two money warrants of 1717 July 19 for 32l. 1s.d. and 32l. 1s.d. to Leonard Thompson, Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer in the Exchequer Court, for two successive half years ended 1717 June 24. Money Book XXVI, p. 291.
Money warrant for 1,500l. to William Smith for 1717 Xmas quarter for the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners.
Appending: a certificate of the wages and board wages of said Band for said Quarter:
£ s. d.
Duke of St. Albans, Captain thereof 250 0 0
William Seymour, Lieutenant thereof 125 0 0
William Wynn, Standard Bearer 77 10 0
Philip Pendock, Clerk of the Cheque 30 0 0
Sir Charles Norton, Nicholas Arnold, Paul Colton, Gregory Westcomb, Robert Coleby, Sir Thomas Saunders, William Westcomb, John Grub, Thomas Gery, William Lancaster, Jeremy Sambrook, William Smythe, Edmund Bedingfeild, Henry Pope, Jeoffery Saunders, Richard Farmborough, John Mum, Henry Freckleton, Henry Trent, William Taylor, James Kentish, Sir Andrew Chadwick, Edward Horner, Thomas Stansall, Peter Power, James Barnard, Nathaniel Lambert, John Mohun, Colveley Legh, Nicholas Blowing, George Bellamy, George Maddison, Thomas Hutches, Adam Woolley, William Gisborne, Henry Barnesley, Samuel Savile, Thomas Moore, Richard Sankey, Thomas Theyer: Gentlemen Pensioners, 25l. each 1,000 0 0
Richard Reeves, Gentleman Harbinger 17 10 0
£1,500 0 0
(Money order dated April 8 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, pp. 296–7. Order Book X, p. 91. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 93.
April 3. Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashiers to pay 45l. 12s. 0d. to Samuel, Lord Masham, King's Remembrancer of the Exchequer Court, or to John Harding, his deputy: for the fees due to the said Remembrancer and his clerks for passing the [out]ports Customers' accounts for the year ended 1717 Dec. 25. Money Book XXVI, p. 299.
Same to same to pay 54l. 2s. 4d. to said Lord Masham for parchment for the blank books of the Surveyor General of the Customs in London port.
and 437l. 8s. 10d. for the like for the blank books of the Customers, Comptrollers and Searchers of the outports. Ibid., p. 300.
Same to Mathew Barton, Register and Comptroller of the orders in the 1,400,000l. Lottery anno 1714, and to George Murray, Paymaster of the said orders, to apply 41,064l. 6s. 0d. out of the sum of 48,959l. 0s. 11d. to satisfy six months' interest due March 25 last on all the standing orders for the principal sum of 1,779,020l. representing the total of the principal of blanks and prizes in the said Lottery as by the following statement: and further to apply the sum of 7,890l. out of the remainder of 7,894l. 14s. 11d. to pay off and discharge so much of the principal of the said standing orders as stand registered and next in course to be paid: the said sum of 48,959l. 0s. 11d. representing the credit or produce of the fond of the said Lottery for the said half year.
Prefixing: a state of the Fond for the 1,400,000l. Lottery anno 1714 in the half year from 29 Sept. 1717 to Lady day 1718: certified by M. Barton, Comptroller:
£ total.
principal unsatisfied at Michaelmas 1717:
prizes 692,460
set off [or paid off]:
prizes 10,220
prizes 682,240
£ s. d.
Interest due for the abovesaid half year:
on the blanks
27,419 10 0
on the prizes 13,644 16 0
£41,064 6 0
£ s. d.
The produce of the Fond in the said half year 48,956 7
remains brought forward from last half year's account 2 13
48,959 0 11
the half year's interest as above 41,064 6 0
remains £7,894 14 11
The above directed application of 7,890l. will leave the total liability standing out in said Lottery as £1,771,130 0 0
Ibid., pp. 301–2.
April 3. Money warrant for 500l. to Henry, Visct. Lonsdale, for half a year to 1718 Lady day on his annuity of 1,000l. as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber. (Money order dated April 17 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 19 hereon.)
500l. to Henry, Duke of Portland, for same as a same. Ibid., p. 312. Order Book X, p. 95. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 92.
Same for 64l. 8s. 8d. to Charles. Duke of Grafton, for 25 days 1717 June 24 to July 19 as a same.
185l. 11s. 4d. to Visct. Lonsdale for 72 days from July 19 (the day on which he succeeded the said Duke of Grafton as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber) to 1717 Sept. 29, being the remainder of the quarter on the like annuity.
56l. 14s. 0d. to Lionel, Duke of Dorset, for 24 days as a same 1717 June 24 to July 16.
193l. 6s. 0d. to Henry, Duke of Portland, for 75 days as a same from 1717 July 16 (on which day he succeeded the said Duke of Dorset) to Sept. 29: being the remainder of the quarter. (Money orders dated April 17 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 312. Order Book X, p. 95.
Letter of direction for 679l. 15s. 0d. to the Earl of Radnor, Treasurer of the Chamber: as imprest for the Maundy: to be by him paid over as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
to the Lord Almoner for 1718 Lady day quarter's allowance for the Daily Alms and Poor at the Gate 179 15 0
to ditto for the ensuing Maundy, being the established allowance for that service 400 0 0
to the Sub-Almoner for Lady Frances Keightley on her pension of 400l. per an.: for said quarter, as by the sign manual of 1714–15 Feb. 23 100 0 0
£679 15 0
Disposition Book XXIV, p. 87.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to take care that process issue in the most effectual way against John Burridge, junr., for his debt on wine Duty bonds, against whom a commission of bankrupt is appointed.
Appending: letter from said Burridge praying that no extent may issue, all the lands being found on the inquisition and the tenants being directed to reserve their rents in their hands, the statute of bankrupt being very surreptitiously obtained. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 287.
April 3. William Lowndes to the Commissioners of Forfeitures enclosing Mr. Harcourt's memorial [missing]. My Lords think it very reasonable that he should be paid 87l. 10s. 0d. for the services therein mentioned, but that the reward and charges should be paid by you out of the incidents of your commission, as the said services do particularly regard the powers with which you are entrusted. Ibid., p. 288.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners for the Duties on Hides of the petition of Sir Charles Farnaby, Receiver General and Cashier of the said Duties, for an augmentation of 10l. per an. to the salary of his three clerks as from June 24 last: the like augmentation having been granted to their fellow clerks and other officers of said Duties. Reference Book IX, p. 385.
Same to same of the petition of same for an allowance of 43l. 13s. 0d. as follows, viz. 23l. 11s. 7d. paid for fees between 24 June 1716 and 24 June 1717 for carriage of 86,097l. 18s. 8d. paid by him into the Exchequer on the old Duties on hides; 15l. 3s. 7d. for ditto on 52,329l. 1s. 7d. so paid for the Additional Duties on hides; 4l. 2s. 0d. for fees on 499l. 11s. 11d. arisen from the old Duties and 4s. 2d. for paying 494l. 4s. 10d. arisen on the Additional Duties on hides &c. in Scotland; and 2l. 5s. 0d. for Treasury and Exchequer fees on warrants &c. and 2l. 5s. 0d. for the like to 24 June 1717: making in all 431l. 13s. 0d. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from John Hardinge, Esq., Deputy to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer, concerning the insolvent bonds which were in the hands of Mr. Ferne and are directed to be delivered to said Hardinge. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 298.
April 4. Money warrant for 79l. 2s. 2d. to Joseph Gace, Esq., late Receiver General of Taxes for part of Lincoln, for an overpayment on his account of the New and Additional Duties on Houses for 3½ years ending Lady day 1715, as appears by a report of the Taxes Commissioners dated 18 Feb. last. (Money order dated April 21 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 261. Order Book X, p. 96.
Same for 3,653l. 19s. 3d. to Chambers Slaughter and William Kennedy (being 1,826l. 19s.d. each), thereto nominated by the Commissioners for enquiring of Traitors' Estates: and is as imprest to pay the salaries of the inferior officers and incidents of the said Commissioners. (Two money orders dated April 8 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 295. Order Book X, p. 88.
Same for 4,000l. to Prince Charles of Denmark for one year to 1715 April 10 on his annuity for quitting his pretence to the bishopric of Eutin: granted to him by his Majesty as from 10 April 1714 for the joint lives of his Majesty and the said Prince. Money Book XXVI, p. 295.
April 4. Same for 30l. to the University of Oxford for three years to 1717 Xmas on an ancient perpetuity granted to the University by Hy. VII. (This warrant replaces that of March 22 last, supra, p. 265.) (Letter of direction dated April 22 hereon.) Ibid., p. 308. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 93.
Treasury confirmation of a money order of 1717–18 Feb. 28 for 100,000l. to the Earl of Godolphin, Cofferer of the Household, for the expense of the Household, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXXI, p. 717, under date 1717 Dec. 17 and 1717–18 Feb. 13. Order Book X, p. 71.
Same of a money order of 1714 Aug. 14 for 40,000l. to Lord Masham, Cofferer of the Household: for the service of the Household: ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, p. 42, under date 1714 Aug. 4. Ibid. VIII, p. 464.
Same of a money order of 30 Nov. 1717 for 50,000l. to William Clayton for the King's private pensions and bounties, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXXI, p. 672, under date 1717 Nov. 18. Ibid. X, p. 31.
Money order for 115l. to Charles King for 1718 Lady day quarter on his allowance of 400l. per an. for attendance in and expenses of the Treasury Office; and 20l. per an. each to John Farra for carrying letters; and William Empson and Richard Chetwynd for attendance and service in the Treasury Office. Ibid., p. 46.
Same for 100,000l. to the Bank of England for one year from 1717 Dec. 25 on their allowance of 5 per cent. on 2,000,000l. in Exchequer Bills as by the Act of last Session, 3 Geo. I., c. 8. Ibid., p. 89.
For the reference of the Earl of Wemys's petition concerning salt debentures, see supra, p. 217, under date 1717–18 March 4. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 256.
Letter of direction for 200l. to William Clayton: being intended to be paid over to Charlotte, Lady Lovelace, for half a year at Lady day last on the pension of 400l. per an. “for herself and son.” Disposition Book XXIV, p. 86.
Same for perpetuities and pensions and for fees and salaries to individuals and for incidental payments, detailed, payable out of the Civil List: to wit for various periods ending at Midsummer 1717 or Lady day 1718 or otherwise: to a total of 17,597l. 13s. 8d. [All the individuals or items in this list are accounted for separately under individual sign manuals or money warrants or orders of various dates: with the exception of the following:]
£ s. d.
University of Oxford 23 6 8
University of Cambridge 40 0 0
the heirs of Col. Wyndham 150 0 0
Jane Browning 15 0 0
the Treasury Lords for 1718 Lady day quarter's salaries 2,000 0 0
the Chancellor of the Exchequer 400 0 0
Richard Powys, Esq. 25 0 0
Anthony Corbiere 50 0 0
William Ireland 25 0 0
Joseph Fox 12 10 0
Edward Milward 5 0 0
Dr. Bentley, Library Keeper 50 0 0
Samuel Hill, Latin Secretary 20 0 0
officers of Dean Forest 52 10 0
Leonard Thompson, Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer 32 1
Philip Horneck, Solicitor of the Treasury, for 1718 Lady day quarter 50 0 0
the Commissioners for Affairs of Taxes, for same quarter. (Money order dated March 26) 150 0 0
Secretary the Earl of Sunderland, for Secret Service as late Secretary of State 700 0 0
[the item of arrears of his patent salary is here given as 92l. 17s.d. as against 92l. 12s.d. stated in the Order Book X, p. 264, under date March 26.]
the Clerks of the Pleas on the [fee of] 3l. payable every second year: and is for 10 years to 1716 Easter
15 0 0
the Commissioners for the Affairs of Taxes:
incidents bill for 1717 Michaelmas quarter
107 17 7
William John, Under Sheriff of the city and county of Exeter, for rewards for convicting offenders [see supra, p. 247, and infra, p. 442] 80 0 0
the Treasurer of the Ordnance for the inhabitants of the town of Berwick for their losses in the time of the late Rebellion 815 0 0
Disposition Book XXIV, pp. 88–90. Order Book IX, p. 25.
April 4. William Lowndes to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army to report on two lists, enclosed [missing], signed by the Deputy Governor of Gibraltar of the number of persons victualled in that Garrison between 1717 June 7 and Aug. 11. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 288.
Same to Mr. Cracherode to attend the Treasury Lords on Tuesday at 10 of the clock in the forenoon with a state of the prosecutions against the persons concerned in the frauds committed on Chelsea Hospital. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland to grant commissions to such officers of the Customs in England as the Customs Commissioners in England shall desire, for empowering them to pursue any seizure or information across the Borders into Scotland: the English Commissioners having desired that, for the advantage of the revenue, commissions be given to selected officers on the Borders between Berwick and Carlisle for that purpose. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 92.
April 4. Treasury reference to same of the petition of Thomas Corbin, late tobacco merchant, security with Richard Lee for Sir Robert Dunckley and Thomas Couts, shewing that about 24,000l. has been paid out of their effects and praying that same may be accepted as principal money and that he may have liberty of his person. Reference Book IX, p. 384.
Treasury commission to William Percival to be Surveyor of the Duties on Houses loco John Thorold, dismissed. (Treasury warrant dormant to the Receiver of said Duties in Co. Cambridge to pay said Percival 50l. per an. from date hereof.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 216, 219.
The Treasury Lords to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland approving for payment the list of salaries and pensions on the Civil List of Scotland for 1718 Lady day quarter: amounting to 7,948l. 11s.d. Prefixing: said list.
As compared with the previous list for 1717 Xmas quarter, supra, p. 136, this list shows the following changes:
£ s. d.
new names or items.
Robert Dundas, sole Solicitor
100 0 0
Alexander [Ross], deputy clerk to the Justice Court 20 0 0
William Hamilton, the King's Almoner, for payment of the alms and beedsmen's gown on the 28th Aug. 1718; being his Majesty's birthday 108 6 8
Sir John Anstruther, sole Master of Work, from 11 July 1717, being the date of his commission, to 25 March 1718 283 10 1
Charles, Lord Binning, Knight Marshal, from 22 Feb. 1717–18, being the date of his commission, to 25 March 1718 35 11
the four Messengers in ordinary of the Receipt of the Exchequer at London for circulating four Proclamations through Scotland betwixt 25 Dec. and 25 March 1718 72 0 0
Out Letters (North Britain) IV, pp. 280–3.