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Treasury Warrants: April 1718, 11-20

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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, 11–20

April
[? erratum
for
May] 13.
Money warrant for 6,000l. to Charles Batteley as Receiver, Treasurer and Paymaster of the moneys for repairing and finishing Westminster Abbey (the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Westminster, and the Chapels of the same), as by the Act of 9 Anne, c. 17, and 10 Anne, c. 20: he being thereto appointed by an instrument dated Jan. 23 last by the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Chief Justice of the King's Bench: and is for 1½ years to 1718 March 30 on the 4,000l. per an. as therein. (Money order dated May 16 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, pp. 343–4. Order Book X, p. 113.
April 15. Royal sign manual for 100l. to Charles Holzendorf to defray the charge of his journey to Madrid “for our service.” (Money warrant dated April 18 hereon.) (Money order dated April 18 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 23 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 120. Order Book X, p. 93. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 93.
Same for to 250l. John Roberts as royal bounty “in consideration of the good and acceptable service by him performed unto us.” (Money warrant dated April 16 hereon.) (Money order dated April 18 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 22 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 122. Order Book X, p. 93. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 93.
Money warrant for 19,207l. 13s. 9d. to the Governor and Company of the Bank of England for so much due to them on the allowance of 3l. per cent. per an. from 1717 Dec. 25 to 1718 March 25 for circulating the sum of 2,561,025l. remaining in Exchequer Bills undischarged during the said time.
Prefixing: certificate by Earl of Halifax [Auditor of the Receipt] of the sum due to the Bank as above:
£ s. d.
for circulating 2,561,025l. remaining outstanding and uncancelled in the said Bills from 25 Dec. 1717 to 25 March 1718 pursuant to Acts of Parliament: at 3 per cent. per an. 19,207 13 9
Memorandum: there remained in the Receipt of the Exchequer on the 25th March 1718 upon the General or Aggregate Fund [under the Act 1 Geo. I., St. 2, c. 12] the sum of 139,530l. 1s.d. as follows: viz.
on the Two Thirds Tonnage [leviable since 8 March 1711–12]
22,662 12
Duty on coffee [leviable] since 23 June 1714 18,015 15
Additional Duty on coffee leviable since 23 June 1714 2,558 19 9
15 per cent. on wrought silks &c. continued since 23 June 1714 10,835 16
Half Subsidy [leviable] since 31 July 1714 10,713 15
Duty on hops [leviable] since 1 Aug. 1715 441 12 7
Duty on foreign sail cloth 96 16 7
25 per cent. on French wines imported 25,967 16 10½
Surplus of Annuities anno 1706 35,694 16
Surplus of Annuities anno 1707 4,053 7 11
Surplus of Two Sevenths Excise 8,488 11
£139,530 1
(Money order dated April 19 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 314. Order Book X, p. 99.
April 15. Same to Richard Hampden, Treasurer of the Navy, to pay to the South Sea Company 68,984l. 3s. 10½d. for the deficiency of their Fond in and for the quarter ended 25 March 1718 to complete the 152,000l. then payable on their 600,000l. and 8,000l. per an.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt of the said deficiency: there having been paid to the said Company in part of the said quarter the sum of 83,015l. 16s.d. out of the Duties as follows paid into the Exchequer towards making good the said Annuities: viz. out of
£ s. d.
the Duties on Salt [leviable] since 31 July 1706 5,926 6 11½
Apprentice Duty [leviable] since 1 May 1715 1,014 1 10
Candles Duty [leviable] since 31 July 1706 24,175 7 4
Wines Duties 8,950 0 0
Tobacco Duties 6,820 0 0
East India goods 24,640 0 0
Additional Impositions 11,000 0 0
Whale fins Duties 490 0 0
83,015 16
wanting to complete said quarter 68,984 3 10½
£152,000 0 0
Money Book XXVI, p. 315.
Treasury allowance of the 1718 Lady day quarter's salary bill of the Post Office (ut supra, p. 137) amounting to 2,151l. 15s. 8d. for the General Post Office and 529l. 14s.d. for the Penny Post Office. Money Book XXVI, p. 317.
Approval by the Treasury Lords of a draft form of Debentures for Army Debts, for Sir Roger Mostyn's Office: as submitted to the Treasury Lords by Mr. Robert More for Sir Roger Mostyn.
The form and approval are as in the case of the form for Col. Moore's Office, supra, p. 193, under date 1717–18 Feb. 8. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIV, p. 418.
April 15. C. Stanhope to Mr. Cholmley. My Lords have received a second petition from Capt. James Greenham relating to several houses in Rosemary Lane belonging to the Crown but now possessed by persons without title. Please hasten your report on his first petition which was referred to you Dec. 10 last, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXXI, p. 710. Please report a state and value of the premises and whether the Crown has a probable title or not. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 291.
William Lowndes to Mr. Popple [Secretary to the Board of Trade and Plantations] enclosing the petition [missing] of John Rayner, his Majesty's Attorney General of New York, praying payment of one year's salary due to him at the death of Queen Anne, and praying a privy seal to enable him to execute his office and receive what is due to him. Please lay same before the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations for their opinion. Ibid., p. 292.
C. Stanhope to same to lay before the abovesaid Commissioners, for their opinion, the memorial of Col. Philips, Commander of a Regiment formed of eight Independent Companies at Placentia in Newfoundland and Annapolis in Nova Scotia, representing the complaints of his Officers about the provisions delivered to their men by the Navy. Ibid.
April 16. Treasury subscription for the execution of a royal sign manual dated April 7, countersigned by William, Bishop of Sarum, as Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, to James Brudenall, Master of the Jewel House, to provide one great collar of the said Order according to the usual form and weight with an enamelled George appendant thereat; as also a plain gold George and a garter of blue velvet with gold letters, buckle and pendant as is usual: and to deliver same to John, Duke of Montague, Knight elect of the Garter: to an estimate of 220l. (The like severally for the Duke of St. Albans; Duke of Newcastle; Earl of Berkeley.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 126.
Money warrant for 40l. to Sir Edward Fust, Sheriff of Co. Gloucester, for so much disbursed by him as a reward to William Hollway et al. for apprehending and convicting William Lewis and Samuel Leigh for felony and burglary: as certified by Sir Robert Eyre, a Justice of the King's Bench. (Money order dated April 18 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 23 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 316. Order Book X, p. 93. Disposition Book XXVI, p. 94.
Same for 462l. 10s. 0d. to John, Duke of Roxburgh, for 1718 Lady day quarter on his allowance or salary of 1,850l. per an. as a Secretary of State. (Money order dated April 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 23 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 317. Order Book X, p. 98. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 94.
C. Stanhope to the Auditor of the Receipt. Please certify my Lords how much [loan money] remains unsatisfied [not yet repaid] on the Register for [loans on] tin. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 292.
Same to Sir Roger Mostyn. My Lords believe that you have by this time computed the money due to the several Marine Regiments, the Muster Rolls having been delivered into your Office above a year since. Please lay a state of the accompt thereof before my Lords. Ibid.
April 16. Same to the Attorney General to report his opinion on the three Queries enclosed upon the Act [Private Act 3 Geo. I., c. 19], lately passed in favour of Lady Panmure.
The Act enacts that it shall and may be lawful for the King as to him shall seem meet to make such provision for and settlement upon Margaret, wife of James, late Earl of Panmure, out of the estate real and personal of the said late Earl as she would have been entitled to in case her said husband were naturally dead.
Query (1): whether it be wholly in the King's pleasure to grant or not to grant upon this Act.
Query (2): whether in case of a grant his Majesty's power is so far prescribed by the Act that it must extend to the whole which the said Margaret would have been entitled to in case her husband were naturally dead, or whether his Majesty's grant may not be restrained to part.
Query (3): whether his Majesty's grant may be made during pleasure. Ibid.
April 17. Royal warrant dated St. James's to Nicholas Lechmere, Attorney General, to consent and agree to the Exchequer Court paying to William Gallaway the sum of 38l. 12s. 10d. which at his suit was levied by the Sheriff of Norfolk upon the goods of Thomas Porter and which still remains in the said Sheriff's hands. King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 78.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to John Warner, gent., of the office or place of Woodward of the Forests of Whittlewood and Salcey in Co. Northampton loco Thomas Newton, Esq., lately deceased: to hold during pleasure. (Cancelled and replaced by a like warrant dated May 13 for a grant to him of said office during his natural life.) Ibid., pp. 127, 132, 145.
Royal sign manual for 300l. to Major Nicho. Finbow: as royal bounty without account. (Money warrant dated April 18 hereon.) (Money order dated April 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 18 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 120. Order Book X, p. 91. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 92.
Money warrant for 1,300l. to John, Earl of Stair, for 13 weeks 1717 Dec. 18 to 1717–18 March 19 on his ordinary of 100l. per week as Ambassador Extraordinary to the Most Christian King. (Money order dated April 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 23 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 318. Order Book X, p. 100. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 94.
Same for 78l. 13s.d. to Sir William Thompson, Solicitor General: for one year and 45 days from 8 Feb. 1716–17 to 1718 Lady day on his fee or salary of 70l. per an. as Solicitor General. (Letter of direction dated April 22 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 318. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 93.
Same for 120l. 3s.d. to same for same time on his usual allowance of 100 guineas per an. for service and attendance on the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations and in making reports on matters referred to him by them.
and 11l. 19s.d. to Stephen Manister, his clerk, for same time on the usual allowance of 10 guineas per an. for the like attendance. (Money order dated May 8 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 22 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 318. Order Book X, p. 107. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 93.
April 17. Money warrant for 133l. 17s. 11¾d. to Thomas, Lord Onslow, and 166l. 2s.d. to Denzil Onslow, Esq., the late and present Out Ranger of Windsor Forest: being respectively for 79 days from 1717 Sept. 29 to Dec. 17 and from 1717 Dec. 17 to March 25, making 300l. for half a year on the salary or allowance for the said office of Outranger and for defraying keepers' wages and all other charges whatsoever incident to the execution of said office: all as by the privy seal of Feb. 28 last, supra, p. 194. (Money order dated April 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 22 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 319. Order Book X, p. 94. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 93.
Same for 20,000l. to Samuel Edwards, George Jerman and John Stockwell, Esqrs., Paymasters for paying interest on Exchequer Bills: as imprest to satisfy to the Tellers of the Receipt so much as the said Tellers have allowed after the rate of 2d. per cent. per diem “to payers or lenders at the Receipt of the said Exchequer Bills at the respective times of their paying or lending the same” and likewise to satisfy to persons or bodies politique or corporate having in their custody any of the said Bills on which six months' interest or more shall be due, “although the said Bills shall not have circulated through his Majesty's revenues or taxes in manner as the said interest is appointed to be paid by the Act or Acts for enabling the Bank of England to exchange all Exchequer Bills for ready money upon demand.” (Money order dated April 29 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 320. Order Book X, p. 105.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 40l. per an. to Edward Jennings as one of his Majesty's Counsel at law as from Jan. 5, 1 Geo. I., the date of the great seal constituting him as a Counsel at Law. Money Book XXVI, p. 323.
Treasury warrant to the Woodward of New Forest to fell dotard and decayed trees and stubbs in said forest, not fit for ship timber, sufficient to raise 300l. for one year's wages to Lady day last for the officers and keepers of the said forest: accounting for same before the auditor for Co. Southants. Ibid., p. 328.
Henry Kelsall to the Treasurer of the Navy to attend the Treasury Lords to-morrow morning with an estimate of what will be necessary to supply the service of the Navy and Victualling till Xmas next. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 293.
Treasury reference to Hugh Cholmley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Richard Goodricke shewing that in July 1707 he petitioned for a lease of a tenement called the Fryers at Richmond in Surrey; that the Surveyor General reported thereon, whereupon petitioner laid out 200l. in repairs, but endeavouring to abate the old rent, no lease passed: then in July 1714 he petitioned for a lease thereof and of a tenement adjoining and a barge house under: that the Surveyor General reported thereon: that during this time Evan Williams who had a mortgage on the premises never opposed petitioner's proceedings: that petitioner being a Captain of Foot and obliged to go to Ireland on his Majesty's service the said Williams in his absence petitioned for a lease and on reference the Surveyor General reported thereon 5 Jan. 1715–16 and on 20 July last [1717] a warrant for a particular was signed: that the said Williams's proceedings were unknown to petitioner and took no notice of petitioner's proceedings: that no lease is [yet] passed [to Williams] and petitioner has paid the old rent of 10l. per an. He therefore prays that the proceedings on Williams's warrant may be stayed and that he, petitioner, may have a lease. Reference Book IX, p. 388.
April 17. Same to Samuel Burton, Esq., Receiver of the rents of the Savoy, of the petition of the Chapel Warden of the Savoy et al. shewing that Thomas Murfey, Deputy Marshal, has (under pretence of wanting room) taken possession of several houses in the Savoy occupied by persons paying to the Poors' Tax, which he lets out to Serjeants, soldiers and their families at 6d. or 12d. per week per room, whereby a great charge hath arisen to the Precinct of the Savoy by several children being dropt &c. since the Barracks there by death, desertion or turning out several bastard children &c. have been and are chargeable to the said Precinct: that some large houses in the Strand within the said Precinct have stood empty a long time and the petitioners are obliged to make good the moneys assessed on the occupiers thereof for the use of the poor: that the Chapel and Chapel yard in the Savoy have been constantly repaired by the Master of the Savoy, for want of which the same are now very much out of repair and if not speedily prevented will become ruinous: therefore pray that the chapel and chapel yard may be repaired out of the revenues of the Hospital and that petitioners and their successors may have the benefit of any moneys arising henceforth by the Bell and Burial Ground in the said Chapel and Chapel Yard, being computed at 15l. per an. towards the relief of their poor so increased. Ibid., p. 389.
Same to Mr. Chetwynd of the petition of Guy Palmes, Esq., shewing that he has contracted several debts and is now come to some agreement with his creditors who have consented to accept one moiety of his pension of 600l. per an., but there is a clause in the [Pensions] Establishment which directs the payment of the said pension to his hands only and not to the hands of any assignee: therefore praying directions that said surety may be paid to Thomas Pembroke, Esq., trustee for the creditors. Ibid., p. 390.
The Treasury Lords to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. We find that Instructions were signed by the late Queen and countersigned by the late Treasurer Godolphin, and subsequently Instructions by the said Queen, countersigned by Treasurer Oxford, for better executing the trust reposed in the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. Please acquaint us forthwith in writing how far the Articles of the said Instructions have been complied with, particularly that which requires the charging the Paymaster of the Forces from time to time with all the moneys he receives and that which directs the Comptrollers to take and keep an accompt from time to time of all his payments and remaining cash. Warrants not Relating to Money XX V, p. 79.
April 17. Treasury warrants to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland to employ John Boyd as landwaiter and searcher at Borrowstounness loco Isaac Briggs, dismissed.
Mungo Stirling as a tide waiter at Prestonpans loco John Weir, deceased.
William Brown as a tidesman at Kirkcaldy loco Thomas Sibbet, certified to have quitted that post.
Peter Brown as a tide waiter at Montrose loco William Brown, removed to Kirkcaldy as above.
Thomas Morehouse as a tidesman at Leith loco Charles Robinson, deceased.
Thomas Gardner as a tidesman at Port Glasgow loco Walter Campbell, deceased.
Thomas Somervell as a tide waiter, ibid., loco Alexander Rowan, deceased.
Henry Patton as a tide waiter at Alloa (a member of Borrowstounness port) loco Richard Cook, dismissed.
Thomas Gill as a tidewaiter at Borrowstounness loco Matthew Currie, deceased.
James Reid as an officer of the Salt Duty in Borrowstounness collection at 25l. per an. loco Gilbert Montier, certified to have resigned his office.
John Angus as a watchman of the Salt Duty in Prestonpans collection at 15l. per an. loco James Lyndsay, preferred to be a [Salt] officer [there]. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 291.
C. Stanhope to same. You will receive next post a warrant as above appointing Thomas Gill as a tidewaiter at Borrowstounness. As a mark of my Lords' further favour to said Gill they direct you to present him to a better employment when a proper vacancy happens if by his behaviour in this office you shall judge him deserving of it. Ibid.
April 18. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Treasury Lords to pay 45,000l. to James, Earl of Carnarvon, as imprest “for better enabling us to concert such measures with Foreign Princes and States as might prevent any charge or apprehensions from the designs of Sweden for the future ”: in accordance with the Act of 3 Geo. I., c. 7, clause 41, appropriating 250,000l. for the said purpose out of the Aids and Supplies therein mentioned: and is to be by him paid over for that purpose according to such warrants as he shall receive from us under our sign manual in that behalf: since the making of which Act several sums have been issued in part of the said 250,000l. (Money warrant dated April 19 hereon.) (Money order dated April 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 25 hereon. The said sum is hereby to be issued as follows, viz. 2,096l. out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on credit of the Duties on Malt anno 1707; and the remaining 42,910l. out of loans to be made by said Earl of Carnarvon on credit of the said Duties; for which loans the orders are to be drawn with 4 per cent. interest. This letter of direction supersedes a similar cancelled letter dated April 23.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 121. Order Book X, p. 97. Disposition Book XXIV, pp. 94, 93.
Same to said Earl of Carnarvon to pay the abovesaid 45,000l. to the person appointed by the King of Denmark by authentic instruments to receive the same: [and to be] by way of loan from the King of Great Britain to the said King of Denmark so as [or provided that] the said King or his appointee as above do oblige himself in due form to repay us the said sum for the use and purpose abovementioned as soon as his demands for arrears of subsidies due to him from England shall be adjusted [making such repayment] out of such money or effects as shall come to his hands for satisfaction “ thereof” [i.e. of said arrears]: the King “being well satisfied that the assisting or supporting our good brother Frederick the IVth King of Denmark in the present circumstances of his affairs will be conducive to the purpose aforesaid.” King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 121.
April 18. Royal sign manual for 200l. to Capt. Thomas Plunkett: as royal bounty without account. (Money warrant dated April 19 hereon.) (Money order dated April 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 23 hereon.) Ibid., p. 122. Order Book X, p. 98. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 94.
Money warrant for 300l. to William, Lord Byron, for half a year to 1717 Xmas on an annuity or yearly pension of 600l. (Money order dated April 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XXVI, p. 319. Order Book X, p. 98. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 94.
Same for 100l. to Edward Willes, Master of Arts, for half a year to 1718 Lady day on his annuity or salary for his pains and service in the art of deciphering as by the privy seal of 1716 June 30, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXX, p. 252. (Money order dated April 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XXVI, p. 21. Order Book X, p. 97. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 94.
Treasury warrant dormant to George Murray, Paymaster of the 1714 Lottery, to pay to John Smith 100l. per an. for the rent of the house belonging to him as one of the four Tellers of the Receipt: the late Lord Treasurer Oxford having by his warrant dated 1713 June 15, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVII, p. 249, directed the Paymasters of the principal and interest of the 10l. Lottery [1712] and the Class Lottery for 1712 to pay to Thomas, Lord Mansel, then one of the said four Tellers, “and to such person and persons as should succeed him in the said office of Teller,” 100l. per an. for the annual rent of 100l. [payable] quarterly for the use of the house belonging to him as Teller “which was converted into offices for the paying and comptrolling the said principal and interest ”: which said house is still made use of for the said public service, the offices of Paymaster and Comptroller of the 10l. Lottery anno 1714 being still kept therein.
Prefixing: memorial to the Treasury.from the said John Smith. Money Book XXVI, pp. 322–3.
Christopher Tilson to the Auditor of the Receipt to satisfy (out of publique moneys reserved in the Exchequer appropriated to that service) the order lately signed for paying interest to the sufferers at Nevis and St. Christopher. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 92.
Henry Kelsall (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to Mr. Secretary Craggs. My Lords desire you to give directions for the making up the Establishments of the Forces for 1718 “and lay the same before their Lordships with all convenient speed.” Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 293.
April 18. C. Stanhope to Col. Otway to attend my Lords to-morrow in relation to the transportation of three Regiments (one of which is commanded by you) from Ireland to the Isle of Wight. Ibid.
Christopher Tilson (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army. The Regiments that come from Ireland upon occasion of the late Rebellion do object against the charge made on them for transports. Please consider the enclosed papers [missing] concerning this affair and let my Lords know what has been the usual practice in the like cases and your opinion thereon. Ibid.
C. Stanhope to the Stamps Duties Commissioners to give Sir Roger Mostyn liberty to fix his seal to one of your [stamping] instruments and to use same to facilitate his making out debentures [for arrears to the late Marines]. Ibid., p. 295.
H. Kelsall to George Tilson to insert an advertisement in the Gazette of to-morrow as follows: viz. the Treasury Lords having received an anonymous letter dated the 16th inst. enclosing a Bank note for 100l. do hereby give notice that it has been paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer for the public service as desired by the said letter and that a tally is struck for the same. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 288.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Moore and John Donlevy, wine tasters, praying that their salaries of 80l. per an. each may be made equal with the Surveyor's, which is 200l.] per an.; they having all the trouble in the execution of the office. Reference Book IX, p. 388.
Same to same of the petition of Benjamin Johnson, late Surveyor of Customs of Berwick port, shewing that he was removed from his office when Mr. Walpole was [a] Commissioner of the Treasury and he knows no reason why: therefore praying to be made a landwaiter in London port or collector or surveyor in an outport. Ibid., p. 389.
Same to Sir Philip Meadows and James Bruce [Comptrollers of Army Accounts] of the petition of William Lilly, apothecary, praying payment of 668l. 4s. 9d. for medicines, drugs and instruments supplied for the use of his Majesty's Forces in Spain. Ibid.
April 19. Money warrant for 40l. to Thomas Winteringham for so much which he had a right to receive from Fairfax Norcliff, Esq., High Sheriff of Co. York, by a writ of restitution awarded him by the King's Bench: being a fine laid on said Winteringham and levied by the Sheriff and answered to the King in his Sheriff's accompt. (Money order dated May 5 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated May 15 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 320. Order Book X, p. 106. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 101.
April 19. Same for 102l. 10¾d. to the executors of William Blathwaite for 154 days 1717 March 25 to Aug. 26 (the day of his death) on his 250l. per an. as a clerk of the Privy Council:
and 22. 12s.d. to Abraham Stanyan (who succeeded said Blathwaite in said office) for 34 days 1717 Aug. 26 to Sept. 29 on said salary.
Appending: certificate by Mervin Perry, Rector of the church of Dyrham, Co. Gloucester, of said Blathwaite's death. Money Book XXVI, p. 324.
Same for 40l. 19s.d. to same for the same 154 days on said Blathwaite's allowance or salary of 100l. per an. for attending Trade and Plantation business:
and 9l. 0s. 10¼d. to said Abraham Stanyan for the same 34 days on same. (Money order dated April 28 hereon.) Ibid., p. 324. Order Book X, p. 101.
Same for 125l. each to Edward Southwell, James Vernon, junr., and Robert Hales, Esqrs., three of the clerks of the Privy Council: for half a year to 1717 Sept. 29 on their salaries of 250l. per an. each. (The letter of direction dated April 23 hereon is for 500l.)
150l. to same for same time on their 100l. per an. each for attending Trade and Plantation business. (Money order dated April 28 for said 150l.) (The letter of direction dated April 23 hereon is for 200l.) Money Book XXVI, p. 325. Order Book X, p. 101. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 94.
Same for 446l. 8s. 9d. to Walter, Visct. Chetwynd, Chief Ranger and Keeper of St. James's Park and Keeper of the Mall there, for half a year to 1717 Xmas on the several fees, salaries and allowances as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
260l. per an. for his own salary 130 0 0
200l. per an. for feed for the fish and fowl in the said parks and for nets, boats and other incidents relating thereto 100 0 0
50l. per an. for hay for the deer 25 0 0
228l. 2s.6d. per an. for wages to three underkeepers and two gatekeepers, being 2s.6d. a day each 114 1 3
54l. 15s.0d. for the Keeper of the Wilderness in the said Park 27 7 6
100l. per an. for himself as Keeper of the Mall 50 0 0
£446 8 9
Money Book XXVI, p. 327.
Money order for 17l. 5s. 0d. to Henry, Earl of Rochester, Ranger or Keeper of his Majesty's Park called New Park near Richmond: for 1717 June 24 quarter, for the underkeepers and other officers (the two underkeepers, the bailiff and the moletaker) of the said park. Order Book X, p. 20.
Same for 47l. 13s. 4d. to William Watkins, Keeper of his Majesty's Roads and Guide of his royal person in all his Progresses: for 286 days from 1716 Sept. 12 to 1717 June 24 on his allowance of 3s. 4d. a day for travelling charges. Order Book X, p. 99.
April 19. C. Stanhope to Mr. Cholmley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, to attend my Lords on Wednesday next at 11 a'clock, the time my Lords have appointed to consider of the several transcripts of leases now lying before them. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 293.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer to vacate and deliver up to Nehemiah Arnold the fidelity bonds of him and his sureties for his office as late Paymaster of the Malt Lottery Tickets; he having passed his accounts and received his quietus thereon. Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, p. 78.