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Treasury Warrants: July 1718, 6-10

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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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July 1718, 6–10

July 7. Money warrant for 150l. to Thomas Cooke for 1718 June 24 quarter on his salary as Vice Chamberlain of the Household. (Money order dated July 7 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated July 7 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 370. Order Book X, p. 141. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 116.
Money order for 40l. to Dudley Downes and John Lawton, Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer, for 1717 Michaelmas and Hilary terms on their allowance for their extraordinary pains in sorting and ordering the Records [of the Receipt]. Order Book X, p. 84.
July 8. Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi on the Information against John Bamber, merchant, for bringing on shore, with paying Duty, two bulces of diamonds consigned to him from India, he not knowing there was any Duty on diamonds inwards in regard they are exported without certificate. He is first to pay the Duties and satisfy the officer who made the seizure. King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 184.
Money order for 126l. to Thomas Crispe for the surplusage on his account as Sheriff of Co. Lanes, for the year ended Michaelmas 1717. (Letter of direction dated July 16 hereon.) Order Book X, p. 147. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 126.
June
[sic for
July]
8.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests to prepare a warrant to be signed by the King for authorising the allowance to the Earl of Carnarvon of the several articles as follows certified by the Commissioners for Army Debts as paid by the said Earl; amounting in the whole to 4,262l. 16s. 99/28d., being items ut supra, pp. 429–30, “my Lords being well satisfied of the reasonableness thereof.”
Appending: report dated July 4 to the Treasury Lords from the Auditors of Imprests (Thomas Foley and Jer. Oakeley as Deputy of Edward Harley) on the several articles of extraordinaries, ut supra, ibid., in the report from the Commissioners for Army Debts relating to several payments by the Earl of Carnarvon as by treaties with the respective Princes and States as therein. We find that the said Treaties and Conventions provide that the said Forces should have the same extraordinaries as the States General allow to their own Troops; and that the accounts and certificates have been produced under the hand of Monsieur Slingelandt, Secretary to the Council of State of the United Provinces, whereby it appears that the States General have allowed the same sums as are mentioned in the said extract for their proportion of the money payable to the said Troops for the same extraordinaries. We find also that the like allowances have been made for the Extraordinaries to the said Troops for other years as well as for the Contingent payments to the British Forces as in the said extract. Out Letters (General) XXII, pp. 314–15.
July 8. Same to the Attorney General enclosing a memorial [missing] of the Corporation of Berwick with the drafts of certain conveyances proposed to be made to the Crown of the ground whereon several houses stand that were thought fit to be demolished during the late Rebellion to enlarge the fortifications there. Please return same to my Lords with any amendments you propose therein. Ibid., p. 315.
July 8. Same to the Navy Commissioners enclosing Mr. Colby's letter [missing] containing an account of the quantity of provisions and Transport stores found to be remaining upon discharge of the ships which lately brought over the three Regiments of Foot from Ireland. My Lords direct you to pursue the same method with respect to the retaining or disposing of the said stores as is done with respect to stores belonging to the Navy: taking care that the value of those disposed be paid to the Treasurer of the Navy and that he be surcharged therewith in his account. Ibid., p. 316.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the security, detailed, of Thomas Byerly for his office of his Majesty's Collector and Receiver of New York.
Prefixing: report by J. Harding, Deputy King's Remembrancer, on the sufficiency of said security, being Byerly himself in 800l. and William Dixon and Henry Rayney in 600l. each: total security 2,000l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, p. 103.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland enclosing for perusal and consideration papers [missing] received from the Board of Trade containing proposals made by one Lieut. Griffith for preventing the clandestine exportation of wool from Ireland to France. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 203.
Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland of the petitions of John Balfour, Henry Balfour, John Carstairs, Patrick Seaton and Robert Rollo setting forth their unfeigned sorrow for their late rebellion and their early surrender to his Majesty for mercy: therefore praying the King's compassion to the unhappy and destitute condition of their respective families. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 351.
July 9. Money warrant for 19,207l. 13s. 9d. to the Bank of England for the 3 per cent. allowance for last June 24 quarter for circulating 2,561,025l. in Exchequer Bills undischarged.
Prefixing: certificate by the Earl of Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, of said allowance and of the remains in the Receipt of the Exchequer on the said 24th June upon the General or Aggregate Fund as by 1 Geo. I., St. 2, c. 12: viz.
£ s. d.
on Two Thirds Tonnage and Poundage [leviable] since 8 March 1711 16,613 19 4
on the Duty on Coffee [leviable] since 23 June 1714 18,465 17
on the Additional Duty on Coffee [leviable] since same date 31,341 19 10
on the 15 per cent. on wrought silks &c. continued from same date 18,284 9 0
on the Half Subsidies [leviable] since 31 July 1714 34,117 8 9
on the Duty on hops [leviable] since 1 August 1715 41,064 13 1
on the 25l. per ton on French wines imported 41,537 15 1
on the Duty on foreign sailcloth 211 15 9
on the Surplus at Midsummer 1718 of the Half Subsidies for [service of the] 80,000l. per an. annuities 14,050 12
on the Surplus at 1 June 1718 on the Five Sevenths Excise 11,905 2
on the Surplus at 24 June 1718 on the 99 years' Excise 22,397 3
£249,990 16 2
(Money order dated July 22 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 397. Order Book X, p. 152.
July 9. Letter of direction for the salaries to the Judges et al. for 1718 Trinity term: viz.
£ s. d.
the Chief Justice of the King's Bench 500 0 0
three other Judges of the same Court 1,125 0 0
the Chief Justice of Common Pleas 500 0 0
three other Judges of the same Court 1,125 0 0
the Chief Baron of the Exchequer Court 500 0 0
two other Barons of the said Court 750 0 0
Sir Francis Page, another [of the said Barons], for eight days in last Easter term and for Trinity term 404 2
John Smith, another Baron [of the Exchequer] 250 0 0
the Chief Justice of Chester 182 10 0
the Second Justice there 100 0 0
the Masters in Chancery 275 0 0
Disposition Book XXIV, p. 120.
William Lowndes to the Secretary at War and the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. My Lords have read your report on the proposal of Col. Phillips for supplying Placentia Garrison with provisions. Please send to my Lords a draft advertisement giving public notice for proposals from any persons willing to undertake that service. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 316.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Frances, wife of John Dalton, praying to be relieved out of her husband's forfeited estate. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Burchett. My Lords understand that Mr. Colby is ordered by the Admiralty Lords to assist such of the Navy Commissioners as have the office of Sick and Wounded seamen particularly assigned to them. My Lords desire that those gentlemen may in like manner be ordered to assist Mr. Colby in the office of the Transports so as the business of the Sick and Wounded Seamen and the Transports may be under one and the same management at the Navy Board, “with which you will please to acquaint the Lords of the Admiralty.” Ibid., p. 317.
Same to the Earl of Carnarvon [late Paymaster of the Forces Abroad]. Please send my Lords a certificate of what Debentures [for Army debts] to this time have been made forth by you and take care that a like certificate be sent [weekly] of the Debentures that shall weekly be made forth for the future with the numbers, dates, sums and to whom delivered. (The like letter to Mr. Moor and to Sir Roger Mostyn.) Ibid., p. 318.
July 9. Treasury reference to Nicholas Lechmere of the petition of Richard Topham praying some consideration for tythes arising in and upon Mote Park, now in the possession of the Crown, lying and being in the parish of New Windsor, Co. Berks. Reference Book IX, p. 399.
Same to Hugh Cholmley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Visct. Molesworth for a grant of a piece of waste ground lying in or near the Privy Garden, 70 foot in front by 100 foot in depth, not yet disposed of or put to any use. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to issue supersedeases to the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex respectively upon bond being given by John Maccullock of Chiswick and Col. Robert Gardiner for 1,200l. as recognizance for Benjamin Mawson, a debtor in 1,200l. of George Gordon, against whom the Attorney General has obtained judgment for 1,200l. and upward [to the Crown]: and thereupon to release Mawson from Newgate, where he remains prisoner utterly unable to satisfy said debt.
Prefixing: said Maccullock's petition. Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, p. 31.
Same to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland to prepare a signature in favour of the Lady Southesk (Margaret, wife of James, late Earl of Southesque), granting to her so much as she would have been entitled to out of her husband's forfeited estate in case he had been naturally dead and to grant to trustees for her son, James Carnagie, during his nonage the yearly sum of 250l. out of the residue of said estate to be applied towards his education and entertainment: but with power to the King, his successors &c. to revoke and vacate the said grants when they shall think fit.
Appending: report by said Barons on said petition as referred July 29 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXXI, pp. 476–7. The report sets out the value of said Earl's estate 3,220l. 3s. 10d. per an., the debts 1,100l., the jointure 639l. 17s. 102/3d. &c., leaving a free remainder of 1,480l. 5s. 112/3d. per an. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, pp. 341–3.
The Treasury Lords to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland to draft a signature to grant to Marion, wife of James Sterling, late of Keir, the provision and benefits as in your report on her petition, being what she would have been entitled to if he were naturally dead, and 100l. per an. out of the remaining estate for the benefit of her children as from Martinmas 1715 during the life of Dame Lillias Colquhoun, their grandmother, and thereafter 200l. per an.
Appending: said report from said Barons dated 1717–18 Jan. 14, giving an account of said estate. Ibid., pp. 356–60.
July 10. Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal dormant for an allowance or salary of 300l. per an. to Richard West, one of our Counsel learned in the law, the King having directed the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to consult him upon all matters of law which they do not conceive of that importance as to require the opinion of our Attorney or Solicitor General: to oommence from April 21 last, when he was appointed to attend the said service. (Privy seal dormant dated July 31 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, pp. 209, 235.
July 10. Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Treasury Lords to pay 533l. 3s. 0d. to Sir Clement Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies: 500l. thereof for a present to Count Nostez [Georg Sigismund, freiherr von Nostitz], Envoy from Saxony, who is upon his departure from hence: and the remaining 33l. 3s. 0d. for [Exchequer] fees on the receipt of the money. (Money order dated July 30 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated July 16 hereon.) Ibid., p. 212. Order Book X, p. 157. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 127.
Treasury subscription for execution of a money warrant of 1717–18 March 18 for 80l. to William John as Under Sheriff for the city and county [of the city] of Exeter in repayment of moneys disbursed by him in rewards to Edward Gunt and Henry Wotton for apprehending and convicting Agnes Paddon for burglary; and to Mary Kennycott et al. for apprehending and convicting Henry Londwell for burglary. (See supra, pp. 247, 302.) (Money order dated July 22 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, pp. 394–5. Order Book X, p. 134.
Same for 32l. 10s. 8d. to Thomas, Earl of Thanet, for the surplusage on his account as Sheriff of Co. Westmorland for the year ended at Michaelmas 2 Geo. I.
Prefixing: certificate by Francis Neale, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, as to said surplus. (Money order dated July 18 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated July 16 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, pp. 395–6. Order Book X, p. 153. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 127.
Same for 19l. 16s. 3d. to John Nicholson for his surplusage as Sheriff of Co. Cumberland for the year ended Michaelmas 3 Geo. I.
Prefixing: certificate ut supra. (Money order dated July 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated July 16 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 396. Order Book X, p. 152. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 127.
Letter of direction for payment of extraordinary allowances as follows to Receivers General of Taxes for the Counties separately specified “out of arrears of Land Taxes which by a late Act of Parliament [3 Geo. I., c. 4] is applicable to the payment of these sums” [being for extra charge and expense in remitting or bringing up to London the moneys of their collections: the collection year or account is not specinedj: viz.
£ s. d.
Thomas Richers (Co. Cambridge: in further part of 507l. 10s. Od.) 126 17 6
Thomas Austin (Co. Chester: in further part of 747l. 17s. 0d.) 186 19 3
John Turner (Co. Essex: in further part of 728l. 16s. Od.) 182 4 0
William Rogers (Co. Gloucester: in further part of 200l.) 50 0 0
Robert Longden (Co. Worcester: in further part of 200l.) 50 0 0
Richard Woollaston (Co. Herts: in further part of 225l.) 56 5 0
Samuel Clark (Co. Hereford: in further part of 1,608l. 16s.d.) 402 4
Walker Weldon (Co. Kent: in further part of 75l.)Joseph Gace (Co. Lincoln: in further part of 108l.) 18 15 0
executors of John Banks (Co. Northants: in 27 0 0
further part of 75l.) 18 15 0
ditto (in further part of 60l.) 15 0 0
John Bury (Co. Notts: in further part of 888l.) 222 0 0
Miles Parker (Co. Oxon: in further part of 245l.) 61 5 0
William Fancourt (Co. Rutland: in further part of 80l.) 20 0 0
Samuel Bailey (Co. Stafford: in further part of 279l. 10s. 0d.) 69 17 6
Bernard Hutchins (Co. Somerset: in further part of 772l. 0s. 3d.) 193 0
John Popham (Co. Southants: in further part of 68l.) 17 0 0
John Dee (Co. Sussex: in further part of 500l.) 125 0 0
William Claridge (Co. Warwick in further part of 86l.) 21 10 0
Thomas Newsham (Co. Warwick: in further part of 180l.) 45 0 0
William Newsham (Co. Warwick: in further part of 135l.) 33 15 0
Caleb Powell (North Wales: in further part of 1,637l. 6s. 9d.) 409 6
James Philips (South Wales: in further part of 479l. 10s. 11d.) 119 17
executors of Ralph Williamson (Co. Yorks: in further part of 3,273l. 3s. 11½d.) 818 5 11¾
executors of Francis Wyvill (Co. Yorks: in further part of 670l. 10s. 0d.) 167 12 6
Ambrose Reddall (Co. Beds.: in further part of 570l.) 142 10 0
Lawrence Ambrose (Co. Berks: in further part of 919l. 3s. 0d.) 229 15 9
John Rogers (part of Co. Bucks: in further part of 147l.) see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXXI, p. 658 36 15 0
the trustee for the children of Alexander Horton (Co. Bucks: in further part of 147l.) 36 15 0
John Millicent (Co. Cambridge: in further part of 289l. 6s. 0d.) 72 6 6
John Grove (Co. Cambridge: in further part of 56l. 17s. 0d.) 14 4 3
executors of John Darbie (Co. Dorset: in further part of 499l. 9s. 0d.) 124 17 3
John Wroth (Co. Essex: in further part of 125l. 8s. 0d.) 31 7 0
William Jeay and William Dowse (Co. Huntingdon: in further part of 367l. 1s. 0d.) 91 15 3
Walker Weldon (Co. Kent: in further part of 50l.) 12 10 0
the trustees of the widow of William Faussett (Co. Kent: in further part of 350l.) 87 10 0
John Thornton (Co. Lanes: in further part of 2,220l.) 555 0 0
Thomas Woodcock (Co. Worcester: in further part of 336l.) 84 0 0
the administratrix of John Coxall (Co. Lincoln: in further part of 174l. 1s. 0d.) 43 10 3
Langley Banks (Co. Lincoln: in further part of 300l.) 75 0 0
executors of James Caswall (Co. Monmouth: in further part of 2,397l. 19s. 6d.) 599 9 10½
Samuel Lyon (Co. Northants: in further part of 125l.) 31 5 0
William Pacey (Co. Norfolk: in further part of 993l. 7s. Od.) 248 6 9
Thornagh Gurdon (part of Co. Norfolk: in further part of 170l.) 42 10 0
Charles Mackarell (part of Co. Norfolk: in further part of 100l.) 25 0 0
John Bury (Co. Notts: in further part of 370l.) 92 10 0
executors of Sir Robert Harrison (Co. Oxon: in further part of 367l. 10s. 0d.) 91 17 6
Thomas Austin (Co. Southants: in further part of 680l.) 170 0 0
Anthony Springett (Co. Sussex: in further part of 295l. 10s. 0d.) 73 17 6
Nathaniel Tredcroft (part of Co. Sussex: in further part of 30l.) 7 10 0
the sureties of John Andrews (Co. Warwick: in further part of 871l. 16s.d.) 217 19
Alexander Baxter (part of Co. Wilts: in further part of 93l. 12s. 0d.) 23 8 0
executors of Francis Wyvill (Co. Yorks: in further part of 3,731l. 17s. 0d.) 932 19 3
John Cowper (Co. Northants and Rutland: in further part of 609l.) 152 5 0
John Sparry (Co. Worcester: in further part of 680l.) 170 0 0
£7,974 4
Disposition Book XXIV, pp. 120–2.
July 10. Letter of direction for 639l. 4s. 2d. to Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer of the Ordnance: on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Ordnance: to be issued out of the like sum lately paid into the Exchequer by John Middleton as surety for Charles Eversfield, late Treasurer of the Ordnance, towards the debt owing by said Eversfield on his account as such. Ibid., p. 123.
July 10. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Monsieur Le Coq, the King of Poland's Minister, about two pieces of Chintz, a piece of Atlas and some wine which is come from Holland for his use. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 316.
Same to same enclosing a letter [missing] from Secretary Craggs with the extract of a letter from Mr. Dayrolle, his Majesty's Resident at the Hague, concerning the great quantities of silver which are carried from hence to Holland. My Lords direct you to give strict orders to the Customs officers [to prevent] as much as possible the evil herein complained of. Appending: [said extract]. “It has been observed of late that a vast quantity of silver comes out of England. At very considerable payments at Rotterdam and other towns the third part at least is made with English Crowns and half Crowns at 56 stivers a Crown and a great quantity of that money is melted here by the goldsmiths.” Ibid., p. 317.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for an account how much of the Register of the General Mortgage anno 1710 is unsubscribed to the South Sea Company and remains in the hands of private persons unsatisfied. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Fox, a prisoner in the Poultry Compter for debt on tobacco Duties, praying to be removed to the King's Bench prison, he being afflicted with sickness and despairs of recovery if he cannot be removed. Reference Book IX, p. 399.
Same to Francis Negus of the petition of the underkeepers of Windsor Forest and Epping Forest praying to be allowed their usual fee of 40s. a stag, 20s. a hind, and 10s. a buck, “fees being great part of their maintenance.” Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities of George Moult of London, Esq., loco Ambrose Page, as a surety of Sir Harcourt Master, kt., as Receiver General of Land Tax anno 1718 for the cities of London and Westminster and county of Middlesex and Inns of Court and Chancery.
Prefixing: report from the Commissioners of Taxes on the sufficiency of said new surety. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 266.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the scite of the monastery of St. Mary's, viz. the palace or mansion house lying without the walls of the city of York, in order to a lease thereof to Tancred Robinson for 26 years from 1722–3 March 16 at the old rent of 10s. per an. and fine of 80l.
Prefixing:
report by H. Cholmley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, on said Robinson's petition for same. Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, p. 104.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells, the Chamberlains of the Receipt and the Auditor concerned, to take back from Thomas Jett (formerly Paymaster of the 10l. Lottery anno 1712) tallies of sol as follows: viz. [for] the sum of 42,665l. 13s. 6d. which was issued to him at the Receipt out of Contributions made by himself for the purchase of 4 per cent. annuities, as imprest and upon account for supplying the deficiency of the Fond for 168,003l. per an. for the service of said Lottery: he having, by means of the said Contributions, became possessed of sundry tallies of sol which were to entitle him or his assigns to annuities according to the principal sum for which each tally was struck: all by reason, that the said Deficiency of the Fond which the said tallies were meant to supply hath been otherwise paid and satisfied.
Hereon the said Chamberlains are to deliver up the foils or counterfoils of the said tallies and the said tallies and their foils or counterfoils are to be cancelled and the Auditor of the Receipt and Clerk of the Pells are to make memorandums of the said cancelling' against the entries in their Books of the said issue and in the Certificate which comprehended the same. And thereupon the said Jett is to be given a Certificate under all their hands of his having delivered up the said sum in tallies and that the same are cancelled accordingly. And the Auditor before whom the said Jett doth account is to allow and discharge him thereof in his account on his production of the said Certificate. Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, p. 109.
July 10. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Jonathan Keat, chirurgeon to the Train of Artillery in Ireland, praying to be paid his allowance of 5s. a day from 1716 April 28 (the time to which he hath been paid) to 24 August 1717, when he was placed on the Establishment. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 203.