Treasury Warrants: July 1718, 11-15

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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, 11–15

July 11. Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells and other officers of the Receipt concerned to take in 250,000l. in loans on the Land Tax anno 1718, ut supra, p. 349: which completes the credit on the said Land Tax. Money Book XXVI, p. 342.
Money warrant for 68l. 6s. 8d. to Francis [Atterbury], Bishop of Rochester and Dean of the Collegiate Church of Westminster, for the bill of fees as follows (the demand for mourning being deducted) for the Dean, Prebend[arie]s and other officers and servants of the said church for their attendance at the funeral of the late Queen Anne.
Appending: said bill of fees due to the fabric and officers ot the said Collegiate Church for the interment of her late Majesty Queen Anne in the Chapel of King Henry the 7th:
£ s. d.
to the fabric 40 0 0
to the Dean 2 0 0
to the Sub Dean 0 13 4
to the 12 Prebendaries, 10s. each 6 0 0
to the Minister officiating 1 0 0
to the Schoolmaster 0 10 0
to the Usher 0 6 8
to the 40 King's Scholars 2 0 0
to the Chanter 0 10 0
to the Organist 0 10 0
to the gent[lemen] of the Choir 6 13 4
to the Master of the Choristers 0 10 0
to the eight choristers 1 0 0
to the Receiver 0 10 0
to the Register 0 10 0
to the Surveyor 0 10 0
to the Clerk of the Works 0 6 8
to the grave maker or opener of the vault 0 6 8
to the two Vergers 0 13 4
to the two Sacrists 0 13 4
to the four bellringers 0 13 4
to the eight bearers 1 0 0
to the King's 12 almsmen 1 10 0
The following deducted and not paid:
to the Dean, ten yards of black cloth for a gown, cassock and hood at 20s. per yard, or in lieu thereof
10 0 0
four men, four yards at 10s. per yard, or [in lieu thereof] 8 0 0
the Sub Dean, a gown and hood, five yards, or [in lieu thereof] 5 0 0
his man, three yards at 10s. a yard, or [in lieu thereof] 1 10 0
Chantor, five yards for a gown and hood, or [in lieu thereof] 5 0 0
the Vergers, four yards each at 10s. per yard, or [in lieu thereof] 4 0 0
Porter, four yards at 10s. per yard, or [in lieu thereof] 2 0 0
Beadle of the Sanctuary, four yards at 10s. per yard, or [in lieu thereof] 2 0 0
twelve almsmen, four yards each at 6s. per yard, or [in lieu thereof] 14 8 0
£120 4 8
(Money order dated July 16 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated July 16 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, pp. 398–9. Order Book X, p. 150. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 127.
July 11. Letter of direction for 9,500l. as follows to Richard Hampden, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans in the Exchequer on the Land Tax anno 1718: and to be applied to services as follows: viz.
on the head of Ordinary.
for salaries to the Admiralty Lords, Navy Commissioners et al.
on the head of Wages. for paying off the Trial sloop 2,000
Disposition Book XXIV, p. 119.
C. Stanhope to the Treasurer of the Navy. The Treasury Lords direct you to pay 35,692l. 14s. 0d. to the South Sea Company out of tallies and orders in your hands on Malt anno 1718 [to wit out of those] last [or most remote] in course of payment with 4 per cent. interest from July 8 inst.: the same being intended to make good the Deficiency of the said Company's Fond for 1718 June 24 quarter. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 123.
July 11. Letter of direction for 6,370l. 5s.d. to Charles Bodville, Earl of Radnor: on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Chamber: as imprest to satisfy all sums payable in his Office at Lady day 1718: as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
on the certain [fixed] Established allowance to complete said quarter 4,816 10 8
Mrs. Sarah Peach, necessary woman, for cleaning the Council Chambers at St. James's, on her allowance of 28l. per an.: from 31 July 1717 18 6 7
Mrs. Alice Haberly, the like, for looking after the Bedchamber at St. James's for same time on 35l. per an. and 18d. a day 40 13
Mrs. Chaddick, the like, for looking after and cleaning the Backstairs Rooms at St. James's for same time on 23l. per an. 15 1
Mrs. Jane Spencer, another necessary woman, for looking after the German Chancery Rooms at St. James's for the same time: on her established allowance of 32l. per an. 20 18 11½
Sir William Odes, Gentleman Usher Black Rod, for his attendance on the House of Peers the last Session of Parliament: 108 days at 6s. 8d. a day 36 0 0
John Incledon, Housekeeper at Westminster, on his usual allowance of 6s. 8d. a day for 90 days from 26 Dec. 1717 to 25 March 1718 30 0 0
to him, more for looking after the Court erected in Westminster Hall: for same time at 5s. a day 22 10 0
Samuel Stubs, ratkiller, for killing rats in all his Majesty's Palaces: for half a year to 1718 Lady day on the usual allowance of [… and] 5. for his extra service for Somerset House 33 19 0
John Eccles, Master of the Musick, for pricking and fair writing compositions for New Year's Day 1717–18: the usual allowance 11 0 0
John Walsh, instrument maker, for mending and stringing the musical instruments and for bows and bridges for these for the year 1717 13 14 0
John Lenton, Groom of the Chapel Royal, for providing mops and brooms for one year to 1718 Lady day 10 0 0
Timothy Goodwin, stationer, for printing lists of Lent Preachers and for [stationery] ware delivered to the Lord Chamberlain's Office for same year 29 19 6
Grey Maynard, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, for washing sheets for his Majesty's service from 25 June 1717 to 25 Dec. 1717 38 6 8
Edward Brown, Under Housekeeper of St. James's Palace, by him paid to several necessary women for cleaning several lodgings there 14 4 6
Anne Fatt, for sweeping the chimneys in the Palace at St. James's from Michaelmas 1717 to Lady day 1718 30 11 0
—Reeves for rent of a house hired for the Czar of Muscovy's Minister at 260l. a year from 10 Aug. 1717 to Xmas following, including the [Exchequer and Treasury] offices' fees 108 3 3
to him, more for 1718 Lady day quarter, 65l. and fees of [the said] offices therein, 4l. 17s. 6d. 69 17 6
Benjamin Bedford, upholsterer, for the loss of goods and damages done in the house during the term of the Muscovite Minister's continuance there, including fees of [the Exchequer] offices [on this issue] 80 11 6
Thomas Robinson, locksmith, for iron and brass locks and work done in his Majesty's Palaces and Houses for 1718 Lady day quarter 207 18 6
Thomas Archer, Groom Porter, for money by him disbursed for grates, andirons, tables and fenders for one year to Lady day 1718 233 17 3
John Howard, joiner of the Privy Chamber, in full of carved gilded frames and cases provided for his Majesty's service from Sept. 1717 to Lady day 1718 187 14 9
Edward Castle, stationer, for wares delivered to the Offices of the Principal Secretaries of State for the quarter ended at 1718 Lady day 300 0 0
£6,370 5
Ibid., pp. 124–5.
July 11. William Lowndes to the Salt Commissioners for an account by Monday next of the yearly payments into the Exchequer of the moneys arisen by the Duties under your care and of the allowances yearly made on the exportation of fish: viz. from 1709 March 25 annually to 1718 March 25. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 318.
C. Stanhope to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mary, wife of Philip Hodgson, praying to be relieved out of the estate forfeited by the attainder of her said husband. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Jett to make out a state of the late Mr. William Aldworth's accounts as Receiver of [Crown] Land Revenues for Co. Yorks for 17 years and in the archdeaconry of Richmond and counties of Durham and Northumberland for nine years ended at Michaelmas 1697: to wit according to the minutes of the Treasury Lords in the margin of your report as follows:
Followed by: said Auditor's report and queries dated July 2. On the accounts and vouchers submitted to me by Susanna and Elizabeth Aldworth, executrixes of the said William Aldworth, I was obliged to make several queries thereto to which they have replied. The account cannot be settled until those queries are determined [by the Treasury Lords].
(1) There are several vouchers wanting for payment of pensions to poor vicars, curates and the like for several years, but acquittances are produced for both precedent and subsequent years. Treasury minute in the margin: allowed.
(2) In many cases acquittances appear, but no debentures, “upon which I do not lay any great stress, the acquittances proving the payment of so much money.” Treasury minute in the margin: allowed.
(3) As to 41l. 6s. 8d. per an. due to 31 poor Cremits [? eremites] in the city of York where neither debentures nor acquittances appear for the whole 17 years: the accomptants [executrixes] answer that it has been annually paid to sundry poor people at 13s. 4d. and 1l. 6s. 8d. each, but no acquittances given for the same, “which I think is not sufficient, it appearing that the subsequent receivers of the said revenue have sometimes taken acquittances for the same from the Lord Mayor of York for the time being upon the debentures and at other times have had lists of such poor people signed by the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen for which those poor people have signed acquittances separately to the Receiver.” The want of vouchers in the present case is submitted. Treasury minute in the margin: Disallowed.
(4) The taxes claimed for nine years in Yorkshire amounting to 537l. 5s.d. and in Richmond, Durham and Northumberland amounting to 433l. 11s. 7d.: the accomptants say they [the figures] were taken from the accompts thereof transmitted by the Deputy Receiver [General of Taxes for those places]. Whether that answer is sufficient or not is submitted. Treasury minute in the margin: My Lords do not think this answer is sufficient.
(5) The Messenger's fee of 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. for 17 years amounting to 113l. 6s. 8d. It is presumable that the same was paid, as is alleged, by the accomptants. For want of a voucher this is submitted. Treasury minute in the margin: Disallowed.
(6) The 581. per an. for necessary expenses in Yorkshire for nine years amounting to 986l. [sic] is the same as has been allowed in former accounts exclusive of 100l. per an. for the Receiver's fee: which is submitted. Treasury minute in the margin: Allowed.
(7) The accomptants' petition for a warrant to allow 100l. for making a rental. Treasury minute in the margin: Disallowed.
(8) The whole vouchers for Richmond, Durham and Northumberland are wanting for the years 1695, 1696 and 1697, for which the accomptants say they have made diligent search themselves and have sent in to the county to Mr. Hamond's widow and [his] clerk who were employed in the receipt and payment of the money and [they] have for answer that the said Hamond's and his clerk's papers have been carefully examined where are copies of accounts from year to year if they may be of any satisfaction, but none of the vouchers. It is probable all the pensions are paid for those years; otherwise in all likelihood there would have been a demand made thereof in [all] this time. But how to supply such a defect is submitted. Treasury minute in the margin: My Lords presume the pensioners are paid.
(9) As to the debentures being wanting for Richmond, Durham and Northumberland for the first three years, I do not lay any great stress thereon; there being acquittances which prove the payment of so much money. No Treasury minute thereon.
(10) As to the Receiver's fee of 50l. per an., it is the same as was allowed in former accounts: and therefore is submitted to your Lordships. Treasury minute in the margin: Allowed. Out Letters (General) XXII, pp. 319–20.
July 11. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Elliston shewing that a quantity of coffee of his remains under his Majesty's lock “as by law directed” and he has petitioned for a review to be made thereof by the officers, which they refuse. Therefore prays a review of the coffee. Reference Book IX, p. 399.
Same to Auditor Jett of the petition of Susanna and Elizabeth Aldworth praying a further stay of process, ut supra, p. 208: they doing all they possibly can for perfecting their late father's accounts. Ibid., p. 400.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to forbear process against Mary Harneis, widow and administratrix of John Harneis, deceased, late Receiver General of Taxes for part of Co. Lincoln, and against his securities until Lady day next provided she makes the payments into the Exchequer as she proposes.
Prefixing: report from the Taxes Commissioners dated Office for [Duties on] Hides &c, 5 July inst., on the petition of said Mary. She proposes to clear the whole debt by next Lady day, which she estimates at about 2,000l. At the time of his dismissal from being Receiver he was indebted about 14,000l. to the Crown. By several payments this was reduced to about 2,200l. at the time of his death. The getting in of his debts and effects must take time and we do not object to the stay of process. Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, p. 28.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated June 17 last from “Holles Newcastle” [Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne], Lord Chamberlain of the Household, to the Duke of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, for the delivery to the Duke of Kingston as Lord Privy Seal of a rich purse [to carry his seal]: to an estimate of 21l. Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I, p. 64.
Treasury warrant to the Board of Works to perform works at Hampton Court, viz. raising some flooring in the Greencloth Office and the room adjoining and making several necessary alterations there, to an estimate of 200l.
report from the Board of Works dated 30 May 1718 estimating 200l. for said repairs. Ibid., p. 65.
Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland of the petition of George Freer, minister of the Gospel at the church of Lethendy in Scotland, shewing that the minister of the said church was in use at the time of Episcopacy to be presented by the Bishop of Dunkeld to be Chancellor of the Chapter of that Diocese whereby he became entitled to some small emoluments of Feu and Teind Duties extending to about 8l. 6s. 8d. sterling per an.: that he was settled minister of that church at the time of the Revolution and has pursued for the said emoluments, but his Majesty's Advocate objects that it belongs to his Majesty by the abolishing the dignity of Chancellor and the Lords of Session have declared the same to belong to the Crown: therefore prays a grant of the said Chancellory Duties in consideration of the smallness of his stipend, which is only 36l. sterling per an. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 349.
July 12. Treasury reference to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of Archibald Vans, citizen of London and maker of playing cards, shewing that he sold to the Bishop of Derry's butler 14 gross of cards and inadvertently entered into a bond for their exportation to Ireland; and alleges that the said cards were accordingly exported thither and used in the said Bishop's family: therefore prays stop of a prosecution which he hears is commenced against him for the penalty of said bonds. Reference Book IX, p. 400.
July 15. Royal warrant dated Kensington to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster General of the Forces, to pay 4,296l. 13s. 11½d. to Thomas Missing, contractor for victualling the Garrison of Gibraltar, upon account for services as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
for a moiety of provisions imported and laid into the Victualling Storehouse at Gibraltar 11 April last to a value of 5,534l. 15s.d., as certified by the Commander in Chief of the Garrison 2,767 7
for a moiety of victualling the Garrison, viz. 1,655 persons for 28 days from 27 Jan. last to Feb. 23 last at 3s.d. per head per week, being 1,027l. 5s.d. 513 12
for a moiety of ditto for 1,648 persons from Feb. 24 last to March 23 last, being 1,016l. 18s. 6d. 508 9 3
for a moiety of ditto for 1,634 persons from March 24 last to April 20 last 507 4 5
£4,296 13 11½
King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 200.
Same dated same to the Treasury Lords to pay 50l. to Don Emanuel Mercador for two months May 5 last to July 5 inst. for residing here as a deputy from the inhabitants of Minorca for so long as the King shall think fit to continue his stay here. (Money warrant dated July 17 hereon.) (Money order dated July 18 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated July 16 hereon: for same to be paid out of Civil List moneys.) Ibid., p. 80. Order Book X, p. 108. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 127.
Same dated same to Nicholas Lechmere, Attorney General, and Sir William Thompson, Solicitor General, to prepare a great seal to grant to John Dowsett and Peter Capon lands in Nova Scotia for 31 years as follows, viz. a part or portion of the country commonly known by the name of Nova Scotia or Accadia for them to inhabit, plant and cultivate at their own proper cost and charges as well in regard to the transportation of inhabitants as to the provisions necessary for their subsistence: to wit all that tract or parcel of land commonly known by the name of Cape Dore in the Bay of Fundy, being part of Nova Scotia or Accadia and situate on the western shore of the Bay about 18 leagues north west from Annapolis Royal in the way from thence to Minas; and of all that tract or parcel of land extending along the shore of the same, two leagues on each side of the point of the said Cape and four leagues from the shore to the landwards so as the said tracts or parcels of land hereby intended to be granted may as near as possible form a square including Cape Dore, each side of which square shall be four leagues or 12 English miles in length; and also to grant them all those islands lying just before the premises within two leagues of the shore; with all the soil and waters and all woods and tree's and all mines of gold, silver, tin, lead, copper, sulphur, brimstone or any other metal or mineral whatsoever, with power to open the same; and all stones and quarries within the said limits and all gold, silver, pearl, precious stones and ambergreese found within the said limits or waters within the term hereof; and all the profits of cultivating the premises: with the privilege of killing and taking beasts, fowl and fish: yielding therefor to the King at Michaelmas yearly 10 beaver skins if demanded and one fifth part of the real produce of all mines of gold and silver and of all gold, silver and pearls which shall be found on the shore or fished out of the waters belonging to the premises: and with a declaration that the grant shall be a sufficient licence and warrant to any our natural born subjects who shall by the grantees be sent to or employed there or who shall associate themselves with the grantees by any agreement with them to inhabit and cultivate the premises: and with full power to the grantees to build houses there and to separate the same into farms and tenements and to grant leases to continue during the said term or less; and to keep arms and ammunition sufficient for defence against the Indians or any robbers or pirates: the grantees and their associates to be subject to such laws both ecclesiastical and civil as shall be established for the General Government of the said Province or County of Nova Scotia or Accadia: saving always the faith, allegiance and supreme dominion due to us, our heirs and successors: and all gold, silver, copper, sulphire, brimstone, precious stones and pearl which shall be dug or found in the premises and all timber which shall be cut down and made fit for masts and shipping and all pitch and tar which shall be made within the premises fit for sale shall be transported and consigned to the port of London and not to any other port or place whatsoever except such timber, pitch and tar as may be necessary for the grantees' own use in the Plantations. The grantees are to be obliged to make a settlement upon part of the premises by building, peopling and cultivating the same within five years to the number of 100 persons at least and to transmit an account yearly to the Crown how they proceed in such settlement or else the lease [grant] to be void; “also to oblige the planters to apply themselves to such manufacture and improvement as may be useful to Great Britain”: and the grantees are to transmit yearly to the Treasury accounts of the gross and neat produce of the gold, silver and pearls gained so as the one fifth part may be yielded and answered to the King: and all timber trees proper for masts and other Navy uses are to be excepted and reserved to the Crown, with power to the King, his heirs &c. to erect forts and fortifications on such part of the waste ground as shall be unbuilt “and to return the same to our and their own use”, with the liberty of making and using all ports and places of entry from the sea into the said lands and of proper highways through the same for the benefit of us, our heirs &c. and our and their subjects: and reserving or excepting such a space of ground out of the land extending every way along the shore from high water mark as may be sufficient for any of the subjects of Great Britain to erect stages and other necessary conveniences for the managing and curing of fish and for the ground so to be set apart to be kept free and open for that purpose for any subjects of Great Britain without hindrance or molestation: and nothing herein is to be construed to restrain any of the subjects of Great Britain from such privilege of fishing upon all or any the coasts of the premises and curing or saving their fish as amply as they would have enjoyed if this grant had not been made. King's Warrant Book XXIX, pp. 236–9.
July 15. Money warrant for 7,287l. 12s.d. to Thomas Maddocks, Cashier of the Bank of England, as imprest for the 4 per cent. interest or annuities on the principal sums contained in the debentures that are or shall be made forth for debts to the Army &c, pursuant to the Acts in that behalf: to be satisfied out of the Duties and revenues composing the General Fond of 724,849l. 6s. 101/5d. established by the Act 3 Geo. I., c. 7. (Money order dated July 22 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 401. Order Book X, p. 153.
Same for 112l. 10s. 0d. to Charles Harrison, Solicitor for his Majesty's affairs in the Exchequer Court, for three quarters to 1718 June 24 as imprest for his charges and expenses in prosecuting and defending law suits relating to his Majesty's service, “the same being intended to defray and satisfy his salary.” (Money order dated July 27 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated July 16 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 124. Order Book X, p. 77. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 127.
Treasury confirmation of a money order of 1717 Nov. 6 for 507l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Richers, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXXI, p. 628, under date 1717 Oct. 29. Order Book X, p. 13.
Same of a same of 1717 Nov. 21 for 147l. to Sir William Saunderson as trustee for the children of Alexander Horton, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXXI, p. 658, under date 1717, Nov. 13. Ibid., p. 28.
Same of a same of 1717 Nov. 21 for 30l. to Nathaniel Tredcroft, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXXI, p. 659, under date 1717 Nov. 13. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners to make an estimate of the quantity and prices of the several species of provisions requisite for victualling 398 men at Placentia “and to attend my Lords therewith as soon as conveniently you can.” Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 320.
Treasury reference to Sir Isaac Newton of the petition of William Wood, gentleman, shewing that upon the advertisement in the Gazette for proposals to serve copper for the new coinage of halfpence and farthings he delivered in his proposal to serve [same] at 17½ pence per pound, but another person was ordered to send into the Tower 20 or 30 ton at 18d. per pound: that upon fresh application to the Treasury to serve fine copper at 17½ pence per pound a minute was made that he should serve at the rate proposed all copper that should be wanting to complete the coinage after the 20 or 30 ton contracted for. Therefore prays that in pursuance of the said minute he may serve the copper that shall be wanting. Reference Book IX, p. 400.
July 15. Treasury commission to Thomas Batchler to be Surveyor of Houses [in Co. Leicester] loco Anthony Penavayre. (Treasury dormant warrant to the Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Leicester to pay him 50l. per an. salary as from date hereof.)
Anthony Penavayre as same for Co. Chester. (The like Treasury dormant warrant to the Receiver General for Co. Chester to pay him 50l. per an. from date hereof in the place of Charles Beane, dismissed.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 216, 220.
Treasury reference to the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland of the petition of Margaret, wife of David Threpland, praying such a proportion of her husband's forfeited estate as his Majesty shall deem convenient, for the subsistence of herself and her numerous family. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 351.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill, detailed, of the Excise in Scotland for 1718 June 24 quarter: total 1,466l. 2s.d. Ibid., pp. 361–2.
The like of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Excise in Scotland for same quarter: total 117l. 18s. 10d. (including 67l. 16s. 4d. for commission &c. on 10,000l. repaid by the Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster General of the Forces, for the like sum paid in Edinburgh to the Duke of Argyll in Nov. and Dec. 1715). Ibid., p. 363.