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Treasury Warrants: August 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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August 1718, 1115

Aug. 11. Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Treasury Lords to pay 2,900l. to Joseph Eyles: without account other than such as he is to render to Jane, Countess of Portland, Governess to our dearly beloved grandchildren; and to be applied to such uses and service as she shall direct. (Money warrant dated Aug. 12 hereon.) Ibid., p. 220.
Aug. 12. Same dated same to same to pay 500l. to Thomas Lowther: without account: out of Civil List moneys: to be by him applied and paid to such uses as we shall direct. (Money warrant dated Aug. 13 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 14 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 14 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 144. Order Book X, p. 148. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 136.
Same dated same to same to pay 2,900l. to William Lowndes: for Secret Service: without account or imprest: out of Civil List moneys. (Money warrant dated Aug. 13 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 14 hereon.) (Letter of reference dated Aug. 21 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 86. Order Book X, p. 149. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 140.
Same dated same to same to pay 400l. to Thomas Hanbury, one of the Serjeants at Law: without account: the King being pleased to allow him the same in consideration of his service, charge and expense in going the Western Circuit in April last as Judge of Assize in commission with Robert Price, Esq., one of the Barons of the Exchequer. (Money warrant dated Aug. 13 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 14 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 14 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 221. Order Book X, p. 167. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 136.
Same dated same to same for 1,337l. to John, Earl of Stair, for so much disbursed by him for his Majesty's service and by his direction as Ambassador Extraordinary to France.
Appending: said Earl's account dated Paris, 1718 June 19, of money so laid out by him from 19 June 1718 as allowed by Secretary J. Craggs, Whitehall, 28 July 1718. I allow this bill amounting to 1,337l., being over and above the Regulation, by his Majesty's special command.
for four expresses sent to England and back again 100
for an entertainment upon the Kong's birthday 200
for secret services, 553 Louis d'or at 30 livres 1,037
1,337
(Money warrant dated Aug. 13 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 15 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 14 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 222. Order Book X, p. 168. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 136.
Same dated same to same for 800l. to Thomas Crawford, Secretary to the Embassy in France; 300l. thereof as a present from the King in reward for his journey, trouble and expense in coming over from Paris with the Convention Treaty and the remaining 500l. as royal bounty in consideration of his good services in the time of his being Secretary as aforesaid, in particular while the Earl of Stair, our Ambassador there, was absent from Paris: and is in full of all his pretensions and demands for such his said services. (Money warrant dated Aug. 13 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 13 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 223. Order Book X, p. 165.
Aug. 12. Treasury allowance of the incidents account, detailed, of the Post Office for 1718 June 24 quarter: total 1,550l. 0s. 10d., including 20l. 10s. 9d. for 4,929 ship letters at a penny per letter, April 28; 25l. to Thomas Home for a quarter's allowance for adjusting the accounts of the Pacquet Boats and the Scotch and Irish [Post] accounts; 40l. to Richard Swift for surveying several Stages in the Walden Branch and other parts of the Yarmouth Road, being out 40 days; 10l. to Samuel Angier for rent of two rooms added to the Post Office; 20l. to Philip Musgrace [? Musgrave], appointed Postmaster of Boston in New England, to enable him to repair to his post; 3l. to Mrs. Hannah Row for three quarters' allowance as an additional Letter Receiver; 3l. 6s. 0d. to John Opie for a year's scavenger's money; 15l. 12s. 0d. for half a year's Poor Rate of the parish of St. Mary Woolnoth; 10s. to Thomas Stevenson, rat killer; 2l. 14s. 0d. to Benjamin Cole, collector, for one quarter's Window Tax; to him more for one year's Trophy Tax; 99l. 2s. 0d. to John Searle for his bill for coals from Xmas 1716 to 18 July 1717; 2l. 11s. 6d. to William Sedgwick, chimney sweeper, for half a year to Xmas 1717; 3l. 11s. 6d. to Samuel Angier for 1717 Xmas quarter's tithes to the Rector and Lecturer of St. Mary Woolnoth; 17s. 6d. to John Kempton, beadle, his bill for the Watch for same quarter; 83l. 15s. 7d. for 20,107 ship letters 1717 June 23 [at one penny per letter]. Money Book XXVI, pp. 4612.
Money warrant for 91l. 15s. 6d. to Sir William Hustler for the surplusage on his account as Sheriff of Yorkshire for the year ended at Michaelmas 1717.
Prefixing: certificate by Francis Neale, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, of said surplusage. (Money order dated Aug. 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 14 hereon.) Money Book XXVII, p. 444. Order Book X, p. 171. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 136.
Same for 400l. to John, Earl of Stair, Ambassador Extraordinary to France: without account: the same appearing to be due to him upon one bill of extraordinaries 19 March last to 19 June last in that service: as allowed by Secretary James Craggs. (Money order dated Aug. 15 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 14 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 446. Order Book X, p. 167. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 136.
Treasury warrant to Edward Harley and Thomas Foley, Auditors of Imprests, to allow 217l. 18s. 6d. to John Howe in his account as Paymaster General of Guards and Garrisons and as Treasurer of Chelsea Hospital for the years 1712 and 1713.
Prefixing and appending: (1) report dated 21 July last from said Edward Harley and from Duke Parsons as deputy to said Thomas Foley on the said Howe s memorials for said allowance: and (2) account of said fees:
s. d. s. d.
fees paid for passing an account of Guards, Garrisons &c. for one year ended 21 Dec. 1712.
to the Chancellor of the Exchequer
2 10 0
to the Treasury 3 4 6
to the King's Remembrancer 6 5 0
to the Treasury Remembrancer 2 2 6
to the Pipe 25 8 4
fees of a warrant for paying to the Exchequer moneys paid for recruits by the Receivers of the Land Tax 1 10 0
ditto for allowing 230l. 2s. 7d. to the Bank 3 10 0
fees of three warrants for subscribing Army [Debt] Debentures to the South Sea Corporation, with the entries at the Exchequer and Auditors 12 2 0
ditto of a warrant to transfer South Sea Stock, produce of the said Debentures, and entering at the Auditors and the Exchequer 4 3 4
paid the Secretary and clerks of the South Sea Corporation for entering several warrants and making up the account of the interest on Army Debentures, they being very numerous and in small broken sums 10 15 0
fees of a warrant for allowing the payment of additional men added to the Company of Invalids at Greenwich 3 10 0
warrant for confirming the Establishment of additional men to the Company at Upnor 3 10 0
78 10 8
fees paid for passing the account of the Royal Hospital [of Chelsea] for the year 1712.
to the Chancellor of the Exchequer
2 10 0
to the Treasury 3 4 6
to the King's Remembrancer 2 1 0
to the Treasury Remembrancer 1 11 0
to the Pipe Office 10 10 0
fees of a warrant to pay outpensioners in the year 1712 1 10 0
letter of attorney for receiving the Earl of Ranelagh's annuity for the Hospital and entering it at the Exchequer 0 10 0
21 16 6
fees for passing the account for Guards and Garrisons and other Land Forces for the year ended 24 Dec. 1713.
to the Chancellor of the Exchequer
2 10 0
to the Treasury 3 4 6
to the King's Remembrancer 6 5 0
to the Treasury Remembrancer 2 2 6
to the Pipe Office 25 8 4
the late Queen's warrant for repaying 2,061l. from Ireland, paid by me [Howe] to Major General Evans's Regiment; and entering same at the Auditors [of Imprests] and the Signet Office 7 13 0
sign manual for paying over to me by Robert Walpole, Esq., 4,034l. 10s. 0d. and entering it at the Auditors [of Imprests] 5 7 6
two sign manuals for paying over to me by Lord Lincoln 49,365l. 6s. 3d. and 74,783l. 6s. 8d. and entering them at the Auditors [of Imprests] 9 13 6
renewing the warrant for paying [me] the 2,061l. from Ireland upon her late Majesty's death and entering same at the Signet Office &c. 5 7 6
sign manual for paying over to me 4,000l. by Mr. Walpole and entering it at the Auditors [of Imprests] 5 7 6
two letters to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and the Vice Treasurer of Ireland relating to the payment of 2,061l. from Ireland 1 10 0
new warrant for immediately remitting the said money from Ireland: and entering said warrant at the Signet Office 6 6 0
three references [to] and report from the Auditors [of Imprests] for allowances in my [John Howe's] former accounts 5 9 6
several certificates from the Exchequer and South Sea House 6 9 0
reference to [? the Secretary at War of] the [Army Accounts] Controllers' report: and sign manual for rectifying several omissions upon the Establishment 5 1 0
97 14 10
fees for the accompt of the Royal Hospital of Chelsea.
to the Chancellor of the Exchequer
2 10 0
to the Treasury 3 4 6
to the King's Remembrancer 2 1 0
to the Treasury Remembrancer 1 11 0
to the Pipe Office 10 10 0
19 16 6
217 18 6
Money Book XXVI, pp. 4469.
Aug. 12. Money warrant for 312l. 1s. 1d. to the executors of Henry Baker, late Treasury Solicitor (Solicitor for negotiating and looking after the affairs of the Treasury): and is to satisfy so much due to him at his death on his allowance or salary of 200l. per an., to wit from 1714 June 24 to 171516 Jan. 16, being the day of his death.
Appending: affidavit by Mary Rous, alias Baker, executrix of said Henry Baker, that he died on Monday, 16 Jan. 171516, at his then dwelling house in Queen Square, Westminster, and was buried in the parish church of St. Margarets, Westminster, on Friday, 20 January. (Money order dated Aug. 18 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 14 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 449. Order Book X, p. 168. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 136.
Same for 125l. each to the four Clerks of the Council (Edward Southwell, James Vernon, junr., Robert Hales, Abraham Stanyan) for half a year to Lady day last on their salaries of 250l. per an. each. and 50l. each for same time on their allowances or salaries of 100l. per an. each for attending the despatch of orders and business relating to the Commission for Trade at the Privy Council. (Money orders dated Aug. 16 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 14 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 450. Order Book X, p. 170. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 136.
Treasury confirmation for the execution of a money warrant of 1717 July 19 for 50l. to Dr. Richard Bentley for 1716 Xmas quarter on his fee or salary of 200l. per an. as Library Keeper to his Majesty.
The like confirmation for a like money warrant dated 1717 Oct. 31 for 50l. for same for 1717 Lady day quarter to same on same.
The like of a like warrant dated 1717 Oct. 31 for 1717 Midsummer quarter to same on same.
The like of a warrant dated 1718 July 23 for 1717 Michaelmas quarter to same on same. Money Book XXVII, p. 1.
Money order for 500l. to Robert Lowther, Esq., for a quarter due Aug. 11 inst. on his allowance of 2,000l. per an. as Captain General and Governor in Chief of Barbados and several other Islands and Places in America.
300l. to Walter Hamilton, Esq., for a quarter to Aug. 7 inst. on his allowance as Capt. General and Governor in Chief of the Leeward Caribbee Islands.
50l. to William Mathew, Esq., for a quarter due July 26 last as Lieut. Governor of St. Christopher.
50l. to Edward Byam, Esq., for a quarter due July 28 last as Lieut. Governor of Antigua. Order Book X, p. 166.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a money order dated 1717 Nov. 25, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXXI, p. 674, for 17l. 17s. 0d. to the executors of Thomas Wyberg, late a Serjeant at Arms, for his salary of 3s. 6d. a day and board wages of 2s. 6d. a day to 1717 Sept. 1, the day of his death. Ibid., p. 172. Letter of direction for 892l. 14s. 0d. 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 is intended to be applied towards discharging six joiners and 70 labourers in his Majesty's Yard at Deptford. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 137.
Aug. 12. Same for 1,166l. 6s. 10d. to Charles Bodvill, Earl of Radnor, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys in the Exchequer: and is intended to be paid over to the 40 Messengers [of the Chamber] in Ordinary to clear their bills of [travelling charges &c. in their] service to 1717 Xmas. Ibid., p. 139.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners enclosing the Secretary at War's letter [missing] to my Lords of the number of men to be victualled in each of the Garrisons of Placentia and Annapolis Royal and to whom the provisions are to be consigned. The Treasury Lords direct you to proceed with all expedition in supplying the said Garrisons severally with twelve months' provisions according to the order of the Admiralty Lords and the direction of the Treasury Lords. My Lords are using the proper means to have the Deductions [now] in the hands of the [Regimental] Paymasters and Agents for the provisions furnished by you speedily paid over to your Treasurer or his Cashier. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 337.
C. Stanhope to the Auditors of Imprests enclosing (a infra relating to a demand of Major General Wroth, late of the Royal Regiment of Horse Guards, for his extraordinary expenses in providing an equipage suitable to a Major General and other charges when he was appointed to take care of the embarquation of the said Regiment with some recruits and horses from Harwich to Flanders in March 171011. My Lords direct you to prepare a warrant for them to peruse and lay before the King for his signature to authorise the Army Debts Commissioners to certify the sum of 600l. as reasonable to be allowed to him for the same, so as debentures may be made forth for the same.
Appending: (a) Extract of a report undated from the Army Debts Commissioners on the petition of said Wroth. We find that in 1711 he exhibited this demand before the Lords of the Committee of Council for the Affairs of the Army with an account or estimate of the said expenses amounting to 856l. 18s. 0d., in consideration of which he craved an allowance of 600l. and the said Lords of the Committee recommended his case to the Queen, who ordered the Secretary at War to lay the matter before the Lord Treasurer, which the Secretary accordingly did, and in his state thereof submits the said 600l. as reasonable to be allowed in full of all demands for providing said equipage in expectation of serving abroad and being placed on the Flanders Establishment as a Major General and in attending the service of said embarcation, her Majesty having been pleased in some instances of the same nature to show her favour to persons so employed: but this sum has not been paid or any part thereof. We are of opinion it may reasonably be allowed him now. Ibid., pp. 3401.
Aug. 12,
14, 21, 25,
27
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Reeves as waiter and searcher at Stockton loco John Holmes, deceased (Aug. 12).
John Child as a landwaiter, London port, loco Philip White, whose warrant is superseded (Aug. 14). Robert Nash as waiter and searcher at Tenby in Milford port loco Henry Hughes, deceased (Aug. 14),
Henry Mory as copying clerk of the Entries Inwards, London port, loco John Patrickson, whose deputation is to be superseded (Aug. 14).
Miles Steedman as landwaiter in London port loco Richard Ryves, whose deputation is to be superseded (Aug. 14).
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute James Bouch, Esq., as a King's waiter, London port, loco James Tate (Aug. 14).
The like for William Moses as a same loco Thomas Crohare (Aug. 14).
The like for John Gibson as a same loco White Wickham (Aug. 14).
The like for John Manley as Customer of Chester port loco William Gratwicke (Aug. 21).
James Loggan as a landwaiter, London port, loco Robert Wood, whose deputation is to be superseded (Aug. 14).
Joseph Knight as a same, ibid., loco Thomas Wisdom, superseded (Aug. 25).
Edward Pollington as a same, ibid., loco Edmond Goodyear, superseded (Aug. 25).
Edward Polhill as Collector of Newhaven port loco Edward Pollington, preferred as above (Aug. 25).
John Close as a coastwaiter in London port loco William Hill, deceased (Aug. 25).
Joseph Barber as a tidesman, ibid., on the Inferior List loco John Close, preferred as above (Aug. 25).
John Bursey as the officer at Christ Church Haven loco Webster, superannuated (Aug. 25).
John Dewhurst as a tidesman at Liverpool loco Richard Jones, deceased (Aug. 25).
James Hayes as Commander of the Queenborough smack [the Customs smack at Queenborough] loco William Ross, dismissed (Aug. 27).
Aldworth as a Jerquer in London port loco Peter de L'Angle, dismissed (Aug. 27). Out Letters (Customs) XVII, pp. 107, 108, 109, 111, 112, 113, 114.
Aug. 12. Treasury commission to Herbert Lewis to be Surveyor of Houses [for Co. Radnor] loco John Chaloner, dismissed. (Treasury warrant to the Receiver General of said Duties for Co. Radnor to pay 60l. per an. to said Lewis from date hereof.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 216, 220.
Treasury warrant to Hugh Cholmley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, to permit Conyers D'Arcy Esq. to remove a pale that stands about three feet from his lodging in the Privy Garden in Whitehall [and to set it] about 18 feet forward into the Privy Garden to prevent beggars and passengers looking in at his window.
Prefixing: report dated May 20 last from said Cholmley on said D'Arcy's petition for same. I see no objection, provided the pale be taken down again whensoever it shall be his Majesty's pleasure. Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, p. 119.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. John Macky, Director of the Pacquet Boats at Dublin, has prayed to have an addition made to his allowance or that some other provision may be made for him, which [representation] being referred to the Postmasters General here they have made a report thereupon, which having been laid before the King by Secretary James Craggs, he has transmitted same to us in his letter of June 18 last by his Majesty's command. We enclose Macky's representation and the said report [both missing] and do recommend him to your Grace to propose to us what you think may be most proper for his Majesty to do to reward the services of the said John Macky. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 205.
Aug. 12. Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to place on the present and all future Establishments of Ireland Lieut. Thomas Disney for an allowance of half pay according to the post he formerly bore: during pleasure or until he shall be otherwise provided for: in accordance with the said Lord Lieutenant's letter of Dec. 31 last and the Address of the House of Commons of Ireland recommending him for half pay in consideration of his former circumstances and the hardships he hath suffered in being deprived of his commission some years since without any consideration for the same. (fn. 1) Ibid.
Same dated same to same to place Robert Montgomery on the Establishment of Half Pay in Ireland in like manner in accordance with a like letter of Dec. 31 last and two like Addresses of the House of Commons of Ireland, one in 1710, the other in the present House [1717]. Ibid., p. 206.
The like warrant for placing Lieut. John Rackham on the said Half Pay Establishment as from June 24 last; he being formerly an Ensign in Col. Mitchelburn's Regiment, he having been struck off the said Establishment, being represented by mistake to be one of the Officers that refused to serve her late Majesty in the West Indies; according to the like Addresses in his favour. Ibid., p. 207.
The like warrant for placing George Mosse on the said Establishment of Half Pay as a Reduced Ensign: as from June 24 last: the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland by his letter of Dec. 31 last having expressed his agreement with the opinion of the Board of General Officers of Ireland therein. Ibid., p. 208.
The like warrant for placing William Purefoy on the said Establishment of Half Pay as formerly Major and Captain in Col. Brewer's Regiment: according to the like Address: he having been deprived of his commission without receiving any satisfaction for the same: to commence from June 24 last. Ibid., pp. 2089.
The like warrant for placing William Ormsby on the said Establishment of Half Pay as formerly Major and Captain in Brigadier Tiffin's Regiment and according to a like Address, he being deprived &c. as above: to commence from June 24 last. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 209.
Aug. 12. Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay 624l. per an. for 14 years from 28 March 1719 to the poor Palatines in Ireland: all by reason that Queen Anne by her sign manual of 28 March 1712 [Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXVI, pp. 21617] (reciting that the said Palatines in Ireland were in 1711 reduced to 312 families) directed an allowance after the rate of 40s. per an., to be paid to each family for seven years, making 624l. per an.: and in 1715 his present Majesty on a Representation from the Commissioners for taking care of the said Palatines directed that the said 624l. per an. should be granted absolutely for the remainder of the said term of seven years (notwithstanding some of those families had quitted the kingdom) whereby the said Palatines might be enabled to maintain a minister to read the Liturgy of the Church to them in their own language and likewise an Agent that understands their language and to support other contingent charges: and the Treasury Lords have laid before us your letter to them of Jan. 6 [last] and also a Report made to you by the said Commissioners for taking care of the said Palatines, wherein you propose that the said 624l. per an. be continued for 14 years from 28 March 1719 (when the term granted by the said former directions will expire): the King is graciously pleased to condescend thereto and therefore commands the preparation of letters patent to pass the great seal of Ireland for granting to the said Commissioners or their nominees the said 624l. per an. for 14 years from 1719 March 28 for the support of the said poor Palatines and to enable them to maintain a minister and an Agent as above: and this sum to be inserted in the present and all future Establishments of Ireland: but with power to the Crown to determine same at pleasure or to make such alterations or abatements therein as may be thought fit. Ibid., pp. 21011.
The like warrant to same to remove the respits on [divers of] the pensions in the present Establishment of Ireland; being pensions on the said Establishment which were respited until the circumstances and pretensions of the persons to whom the same were thereby made payable were examined and inquired into and reported to the King; the Treasury Lords having laid before us the examinations which you caused to be made touching the premises pursuant to our pleasure before declared: now we having taken the same into our consideration are graciously pleased to remove and take off the respits on the said pensions and every of them, except those payable to the several and respective persons hereunder particularly named, which we think fit absolutely to determine and make void: that is to say:
per an.
s. d.
Bethazar Farinel, a Trooper, 1s. a day 18 5 0
James Beauchamp, ditto, 1s. a day 18 5 0
James Bruleray, ditto, 1s. a day 18 5 0
Peter Denis, Corporal, 1s. a day 18 5 0
John Bessiers, Trooper, 1s. a day 18 5 0
John Audat, Corporal, 1s. a day 18 5 0
Peter Dumas, ditto, 1s. a day 18 5 0
Cha[rle]s Gallisian, Quarter Master, 1s. a day 18 5 0
John Vialars, ditto, 1s. a day 18 5 0
Peter Massot, Serjeant, 6d. a day 9 2 6
David Belgarde, ditto, 6d. a day 9 2 6
James D'Alberac, Serjeant, 6d. a day 9 2 6
James Guizot, ditto, 6d. a day 9 2 6
James Grenier, a cadett, 6d. a day 9 2 6
Marc La Mottee Cercler, Serjeant, 6d. a day 9 2 6
Stephen Gaubert, ditto, 6d. a day 9 2 6
David Langlade, ditto, 6d. a day 9 2 6
Peter Clavier, Cadet, 6d. a day 9 2 6
Stephen La Molliere, Trooper, 2s. a day 36 10 0
Charles Le Touch St. Feriol, Cadet, 1s. 6d. a day 27 7 6
Lieut. Samuel La Boissonade, 2s. 6d. a day 45 12 6
Cornet Francis La Bastide Barbut, 2s. a day 36 10 0
Cornet John La Serre, 2s. a day 36 10 0
Lieut. Michael Laumagere [Lamangere], 1s. 6d. a day 27 7 6
Capt. John Dortoux, 3s. a day 54 15 0
Lieut. Peter La Rosselure [Rosseliere], 2s. a day 36 10 0
Lieut. John Du Cross, 3s. a day 54 15 0
Capt. Francis Duroure, 3s. a day 54 15 0
Lieut. Charles Denroches, 3s. a day 54 15 0
675 5 0
With the exception of the above pensions particularly described and hereby determined and made void all and every [other] the respited pensions [see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXXI, pp. 5268] are hereby to be paid under the like rules and regulations and from the same times as they would have been by virtue of the said Establishment in case the respit had not been made. Ibid., pp. 21112.
Aug. 12. Treasury reference to Sir Isaac Newton, Master of the Mint, of the petition of Charles, Earl of Lauderdale, General of the Mint in Scotland, praying payment of 2,400l. for the service of the Mint there for the two years from 1 Dec. 1715 to 1 Dec. 1717 at the rate of 1,200l. per an. pursuant to Act of Parliament [1 Geo. I, c. 43, cl. 2] and such further sums as shall be thought necessary for defraying the charge and expenses of the coinage in the said Mint. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 355.
Royal warrant dated Kensington (on the advice of the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland) for a letter of gift to be made and passed under his Majesty's privy seal there [in Scotland] nominating, constituting and appointing Robert Donaldson, merchant in Kirkwall, to be Chamberlain of Orkney (Chamberlain and Collector of the rents, revenues, Few farm and Teind Duties and other profits and casualties whatsoever formerly belonging and in use to be uplifted by the late Bishops of Orkney) within the bishopric thereof and which may any way concern and belong to the said office in any time coming and that for the crop and year of God 1717: with full power to him and his deputies and factors, for whom he shall be answerable, to intromet, withdraw, lead away, collect, ingather and receive the haill Teinds Ipsa Corpora in so far as the same are not let in tack or the value thereof in case the same are already drawn and carried away; and with power likewise to him to intromet, with[draw], uplift and receive the haill rents, teinds, Caines, Customs, profits and Duties whatsoever payable forth of the the said bishopric of Orkney and haill lands thereunto belonging as the same were formerly in use to be uplifted by the said late Bishop of Orkney or his predecessors or the tacksmen, Chamberlains or Collectors thereof and conform to the Rentalls and Instructions to be delivered to him by the said Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland who are to administer to him the oath de fideli &c.: he to make his payments to the Receiver General of his Majesty's Land Rents and Casualties in Scotland after deduction of ministers' stipends, cess and other public burdens to which the said Bishop's rents are liable, which are hereby warranted to be paid as they shall fall due. The said Barons are to allow him to retain in his own hands 1,000l. Scots money as the accustomed fee or salary allowed for that office to former Chamberlains; over and above such fees and allowances as are and have been formerly in use to be paid to the Keepers of Gernells and other persons conform to use and wont; together with his extraordinary expenses in uplifting and transporting the said rents and farms. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, pp. 3834.
Aug. 13. Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to authorise the Excise Commissioners to manage the Leather Duties (the Duties on hides and skins, vellum and parchment granted by the Act of 9 Anne, c. 12, and 10 Anne, c. 19): the said Duties being now under the management of a separate and distinct Commission (viz. Nicholas Vincent, Paul Burrard, John Williams, Anthony Dawley, Brian Fairfax and Francis Brace, at 200l. per an. each): but the King thinking it for his service and the advantage of the public that the said Duties should be added to and put under the management of the Excise Commissioners. King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 224.
Same dated same to the Commissioners for Army Debts to allow to the Duke of Saxe Gotha the several sums in sterling as follows in full of the British proportion of the claims and demands as follows for the service of his Troops to the total of 21,419l. 8s. 7d.: being in substance ut supra, pp. 4839: briefly as follows: viz.
s. d.
a moiety of two months' pay of 42 days each according to the 10th and 16th Article of the Convention 5,350 19 0
a moiety of the allowance for ordinary and extraordinary douceurs or recruit money for ten years from 1703 to the end of 1712 12,832 4 6
a moiety of extraordinaries, medicines, maintenance of Sick and Wounded, Forage and Waggon money 3,236 5 0
21,419 8 7
but taking care that the said Troops be charged with any moneys already received by them on account of any of the said claims. Ibid., pp. 2258.
Same dated same to the Treasury Lords to pay 500l. to Samuel Muller of London, merchant: without account: for the value of a bill of exchange drawn by Francis Louis de St. Saphorin from Vienna 27 July last, and is to be taken as a mark of our royal bounty to the said Seigneur de St. Saphorin, whose services have been acceptable to us: and the further sum of 31l. 4s. 0d. for the [Treasury and Exchequer] fees and charges on the receipt of said sum. (Money warrant dated Aug. 18 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 14 hereon.) Ibid., p. 232. Order Book X, p. 170. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 136.
Aug. 13. Same dated same to same for 500l. to Robert Sutton as royal bounty for his service and expenses in coming express and bringing with him the terms of the Treaty of Peace concluded by the Emperor of Germany and the Grand Seignior. (Money warrant dated Aug. 18 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 21 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 232. Order Book X, p. 169. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 140.
Same dated same to same to pay to Lady Charlotte Roussy 100l. as royal bounty and 8l. 11s. 6d. for [Treasury and Exchequer] fees on the receipt thereof: without account. (Money warrant dated Aug. 18 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 21 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 233. Order Book X, p. 169. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 140.
Same dated same to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster General of Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces, to pay to the Treasurer of the Navy all sums arising from the deduction of 4d. a day out of the pay of each man in the Garrisons at Placentia and Annapolis Royal, which have been and continue to be victualled by and under the care of the Commissioners of Victualling: the said deduction having been thought fit towards reimbursing the public charge for that service. King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 233.
Same dated same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for passing, auditing and declaring Richard Hampden's accounts as Treasurer of the Navy, although the accounts of any former Treasurer of the Navy do or may remain undeclared or undetermined: he to receive full allowance in his accounts of all sums mentioned in his Leidger Books of accounts as expended by him or his agents and ministers about the service of the Navy Royal and Marine Affairs; which Leidger Books he is to exhibit to the Navy Commissioners to be examined and when subscribed by them are to be a sufficient warrant and voucher to the Auditors and the Exchequer to allow thereof. Ibid., pp. 2623.
Money warrant for 44l. 5s. 0d. to Robert Harmsworth and Edward Salter for half a year to 1718 Lady day on their fee or salary of 2s. 6d. a day as Keepers of the Council Chamber.
36l. 10s. 0d. for same half year for their attendance in the despatch of all orders and business relating to Trade and Plantations. (Money order for 36l. 10s. 0d. dated 14 August hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 21 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 326. Order Book X, p. 148. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 140.
Same for 169l. 11s. 9d. to Capell Billingsley, clerk to Sir Edward Northey, late Attorney General, for his bill for drawing and copying Proclamations, reports and other public business between November 1710 and Feb. 171314.
Prefixing: report dated 17 March 171314 by William Borrett, late Solicitor for the affairs of the Treasury, on the said Billingsley's bill for said work. Money Book XXVI, p. 451.
Aug. 13. Treasury dormant warrant for 1,200l. per an. to George Parker, Esq., as by the letters patent of May 10 last until he shall be in possession of the office of one of the Tellers of the Receipt. Ibid., XXVII, p. 17.
Money order for 1,228l. to Francis Palmes, Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the King of Poland: being 500l. thereof for equipage and the remaining 728l. for three months by way of advance on his ordinary of 5l. a day as Envoy and 3l. a day as Plenipotentiary: commencing from the day of his departure out of the presence. (Letter of direction dated Aug. 21 hereon.) Order Book X, p. 165. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 139.
William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Navy to apply to the payment of the Course of the Navy and Victualling for the months of October and November 1717 as follows the sum of 63,204l. 6s. 5d. remaining in your hands in tallies and orders on the respective fonds as follows: viz.
s. d.
tallies and orders on the Malt Duties Act for the year 1718 and the interest due thereupon from the 17th day of May 1718, with which interest you are to charge yourself in your account 63,000 0 0
a tally [and] an order on the same Act without interest 15 16 1
a tally [and] an order on the Land Tax for the year 1716 without interest 188 10 3
63,204 6 5
Disposition Book XXIV, p. 137.
Same to same to apply as follows the sum of 2,307l. 6s. 0d. out of the tallies and orders remaining in your hands on the Land Tax for the year 1718 without interest: viz.
s. d.
to the payment of the ship Kinsale and some of the Lists of men Removed and upon your transmitting hither [to the Treasury] the orders for the said sum their Lordships will sign warrants for creating interest thereupon at the rate of 4 per cent. per an. 2,000 0 0
and that the sum of 307l. 6s. 0d. remaining in your hands arisen by the sale of tallies and orders on the Malt Act for the year 1718 be applied towards discharging six joiners and 70 labourers in his Majesty's Yards at Deptford 307 6 0
2,307 6 0
Ibid.
Aug. 13. C. Stanhope to Mr. Popple enclosing an account [missing] of tobacco imported into Scotland. Please lay same before the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations according to their late request. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 337.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to lay before the Treasury Lords with all speed an account of the sums now standing out upon the revenues under your management that were due to be paid at Midsummer last; and to hasten the recovering and getting in as much of the said arrears between this and Michaelmas next as possibly you can; and immediately after Michaelmas to let my Lords know what progress you have made therein.
The like letter respectively to
the Commissioners of Excise.
the Salt Duty Commissioners.
the Commissioners of Hackney Coaches [and Chairs].
the Commissioners of the Duties on Hides &c.
the Commissioners of Alienations.
the Commissioners for Hawkers and Pedlars.
the Commissioners of Wine Licences.
the Commissioners of the Stamp Office.
the Postmasters General.
the Commissioners of Customs in Scotland.
the Commissioners of Excise in Scotland.
the Salt Duty Commissioners in Scotland.
(dated Aug. 20) the Commissioners of Stamp Duties; to hasten their accompts.
Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Joseph Quash, Receiver General of Taxes for part of Devon and for the city of Exeter, for six years ended at Lady day 1712, in which space [of time] great difficulty was had in getting bills by reason of the great returns of moydores, so that he was forced to return great sums in specie from Exeter to London and paid 254,391l. into the Exchequer: therefore prays allowance of what he really paid for remitting the money. Reference Book IX, p. 403.
Treasury commission to Thomas Nuthall to be Receiver General of the arrears of Land Tax and House Duties annis 1716 and 1717 for part of Co. Surrey. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 256.
Treasury warrant to Hugh Cholmley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for a particular of the Hundred of Grumbalds Ash, Co. Gloucester, in order to a lease thereof under the Exchequer seal to Mathew Ducie Morton, Esq., for 99 years terminable on three lives to be nominated by him; at the ancient yearly rent of 6l. 10s. 0d. The former warrant as below in favour of the Duke of Beaufort is hereby declared to be void and of no effect.
Prefixing: report by said Cholmley dated Feb. 22 last on the petition of said Morton. The late Queen Dowager Katherine and her trustees by lease dated 19 March 16889 granted the custody of said Hundred and the office of bailiff of the same to Henry, late Duke of Beaufort, for the lives of him and his son Charles, Marquess of Worcester, and Henry, Lord Herbert, son of said Charles. All three are dead and the premises vest in the Crown. In pursuance of a Treasury warrant dated 19 July 1717 a particular was made out and rated for a lease to James Bertie and Doddington Grevell, Esq., for 99 years terminable on three lives in trust for the Duke of Beaufort. Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, p. 120.
Aug. 13. Treasury warrant to Thomas Cornwallis, Christopher Tilson, Nehemiah Arnold and Christopher Rhodes, late Commissioners for taking in Tickets and delivering out Orders in lieu thereof in sundry Lotteries, to innovate certain lost orders as follows in the names of Samuel Cutler of East Smithfield, in the parish of St. John, Wapping, Co. Midd., broker, and Ann Gray of Haydon Yard in the parish of Trinity Minories, Co. Midd., spinster, viz. for Cutler an order No. 24 for 110l. principal, in the 34th course of payment in the 1713 Lottery for 500,000l.; for Gray an order No. 160 for 60l. principal in the 23rd course of payment in the 1714 Lottery for 1,400,000l. delivered by her to Cutler for collection of the interest thereon, and both delivered by said Cutler to John Shepherd of Wood Street, in the parish of St. Alphage, London, gent., to receive the interest thereon, but by the said Shepherd lost or mislaid.
Prefixing: certificate by Lord Chief Baron Sir Thomas Bury of the loss as above. Ibid., pp. 1334.
Treasury countersignature of a warrant dated 1718 May 28 from Holles, [Duke of] Newcastle [upon Tyne], Lord Chamberlain of the Household, to James Brudnall, Master of the Jewel Office, to deliver to Sir John Shadwell, Physician in Ordinary to his Majesty's person, 80 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from the King at the christening of his child: to an estimate of 40l. Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I, p. 67.
William Lowndes to Sir David Dalrymple, [Lord Advocate of Scotland], returning your Reports enclosed [missing] upon the drafts of four new signatures for grants to Lady Nairn, Lady Southesque, Lady Drummond and Marion, wife of James Sterling; together with the notes or observations [missing] relating thereunto. My Lords direct you to prepare new drafts of signatures for the said grants according to your said Reports, but leaving a blank in each for the commencement: and my Lords think it for his Majesty's service that, where wanting, a clause be inserted to subject the lands granted for the lives of the forfeiting persons to the former rents, services and duties to the Crown and all arrears thereof. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 382.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland, to employ David Graham, Collector at Port Glasgow, as Inspector General of tobacco imported in Scotland, at a salary of 130l. per an.: by reason that great loss and damage accrues to his Majesty in Scotland in the tobacco revenue by reason of the unskilfulness and connivance of the [Customs] officers and the secret practices of many of the traders and dealers therein: and which may be remedied by the appointment of an experienced officer in that particular branch of trade. You are to form a body of Instructions and powers for him. Ibid.
Aug. 14. Money warrant for 270l. to Francis Manning for three months to March 25 last on his ordinary of 3l. a day as his Majesty's Resident with the Cantons of Switzerland.
75l. for one bill of extraordinaries in that service between Jan. 5 last and April 5 last: as allowed by Secretary James Craggs. (Money order for 345l. dated Aug. 19 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, pp. 454, 456. Order Book X, p. 188.
Aug. 14. Same for 344l. 16s. 0d. to Cyril Wych, his Majesty's Resident with the Hanse Towns; 270l. thereof for last March 25 quarter on his ordinary of 3l. a day; and 74l. 16s. 0d. for one bill of extraordinaries between 14 Nov. 1717 and 14 Feb. 171718 in said service, as allowed by Secretary the Earl of Sunderland. (Money order dated Aug. 31 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 454. Order Book X, p. 189.
Same for 408l. to Sir James Dayrolle, his Majesty's Resident with the States General; being (with 273l. already advanced to him) 258l. for six months on his ordinary of 3l. a day from 1717 Sept. 29 (the day on which he departed from Geneva in order to his taking on him this employment as is certified by Secretary Stanhope) to March 25 last; and 150l. for one bill of extraordinaries in that service between Dec. 16 last and March 16 last, as allowed by Secretary Stanhope. (Money order dated Aug. 19 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 454. Order Book X, p. 188.
Same for 570l. to Alexander Cuningham, his Majesty's Resident with the Republic of Venice; 270l. thereof for three months to Lady day last on his ordinary of 3l. a day; and the remaining 300l. for three bills of extraordinaries in that service from 1717 June 24 to 1718 March 25, as allowed by Secretary James Craggs. (Money order dated Aug. 19 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 455. Order Book X, p. 189.
Same for 125l. to Don Juan Baptista Uzardi for 1718 Lady day quarter on his allowance or salary of 500l. per an.: who is employed in soliciting his Majesty's affairs at the Court of Madrid. (Money order dated Aug. 19 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 455. Order Book X, p. 190.
Same for 180l. to Thomas Crawford, his Majesty's Secretary to the Embassy to the Most Christian King: for same quarter on his ordinary entertainment or allowance of 2l. a day. (Money order dated Aug. 19 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 455. Order Book X, p. 190.
Same for 150l. to Samuel Thompson, his Majesty's Consul General at Algiers, for same quarter on his allowance or salary of 600l. per an. (Money order dated Aug. 19 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 456. Order Book X, p. 190.
Same for 345l. to William Leathes, his Majesty's Resident with the Austrian Low Countries; 270l. thereof for same quarter on his ordinary of 3l. a day, and 75l. for one bill of extraordinaries therein within the same time, as allowed by Secretary Stanhope. (Money order dated Aug. 19 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 457. Order Book X, p. 189.
Same for 95l. to Benjamin Lodington, his Majesty's Consul General at Tripoli, for same quarter on his allowance or salary of 390l. per an. (Money order dated Aug. 19 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 457. Order Book X, p. 190.
Aug. 14 Money warrant for 400l. to William, Earl Cadogan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General: for one bill of extraordinaries in that service between 25 Dec. last and March 25 last, as allowed by Secretary James Craggs. Money Book XXVI, p. 457.
Same for 105l. to James Haldane, his Majesty's Resident at the Court of the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel; which with 273l. issued to him in advance is for 120 days from 1717 Nov. 19 last (the day he departed out of the presence in order to that employment as is certified by the Earl of Sunderland, late Secretary) to 1718 March 25 on his ordinary of 3l. a day. (Money order dated Aug. 19 hereon.) Ibid., p. 458. Order Book X, p. 190.
Same for 100l. to Alexander, Lord Polwarth, Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kings of Denmark and Prussia, for one bill of extraordinaries between 29 Dec. 1717 and 29 March 1718 in that service. (Money order dated Aug, 19 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 458. Order Book X, p. 186.
Same for 270l. to Robert Jackson for last Lady day quarter on his ordinary of 3l. a day as his Majesty's Resident with the King of Sweden. (Money order dated Aug. 19 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 458. Order Book X, p. 189.
Same for 550l. to Sir Richard Vernon, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Poland; 450l. thereof for same quarter on his ordinary of 5l. a day and 1001. for one bill of extraordinaries between 1717 Nov. 16 and 1718 May 16 in that service, as allowed by Secretary the Earl of Stanhope. (Money order dated Aug. 19 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 459. Order Book X, p. 187.
Same for 525l. to Henry Worseley, Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal; 450l. thereof for last Lady day quarter on his ordinary of 5l. a day, and 75l. for one bill of extraordinaries from Dec. 1 last to 171718 March 1 in that service: as allowed by Secretary James Craggs. (Money order dated Aug. 19 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 459. Order Book X, p. 187.
Same for 918l. 6s. 0d. to Charles Whitworth, Plenipotentiary to the States General of the United Provinces; 720l. thereof for last Lady day quarter on his ordinaries of 5l. and 3l. a day as Plenipotentiary; and 198l. 6s. 0d. for one bill of extraordinaries in said quarter in that service; as allowed by Secretary the Earl of Stanhope. (Money order dated Aug. 19 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 459. Order Book X, p. 187.
Same for 900l. to Sir Robert Sutton, one of his Majesty's Ambassadors and Plenipotentiaries for a mediation of a Peace or Truce between the Emperor of Germany and the Grand Seignior; and is for same quarter on his ordinary of 10l. a day. (Money order dated Aug. 19 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 460. Order Book X, p. 186.
Aug. 14. Same for 290l. to Abraham Stanyan, one of his Majesty's Ambassadors &c. as above: which with 910l. paid him by way of advance is for 120 days, Nov. 25 last to March 25 last, on the like ordinary of 10l. a day. (Money order dated Aug. 19 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 460. Order Book X, p. 186.
Same for 550l. to Henry Davenant, Envoy Extraordinary to his Royal Highness the Great Duke of Tuscany, the Republic of Genoa and the Dukes of Modena and Parma; 450l. thereof for last Lady day quarter on his ordinary of 5l. a day; and 100l. for one bill of extraordinaries between Dec. 25 last and March 29 last, in that service; as allowed by Secretary Craggs. (Money order dated Aug. 19 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, p. 460. Order Book X, p. 187.
Treasury confirmation of a money order of 1717 Nov. 21 for 147l. to John Rogers, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXXI, p. 692 (and see ibid., p. 657), under date 1717 Nov. 28. Order Book X, p. 28.
William Lowndes to Secretary Craggs. The Treasury Lords understand from a representation from the Taxes Commissioners that Thomas Ashby, who was a Receiver General for Co. Herts, and failed greatly indebted to the Crown, is in custody at Brussels at the suit of Jonathan Smart, one of his sureties. My Lords desire you to make proper instances so as the said Ashby may be brought over in custody here, in order to the recovery of the remaining debt. (Same to the Taxes Commissioners apprising them of the above letter.) Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 338.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests enclosing several accounts and papers [missing] relating to Mr. Burrough's account as late Commissary of Stores in Great Britain. Please report a true state thereof to my Lords. Ibid., p. 341.
C. Stanhope to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords recommend John Callender to you for some office in the Customs. Ibid., p. 342.
Same to same to inform my Lords why one Clerk, a preventive officer at Portsack [Port Isaac] in Cornwall is under suspension. Also please hasten your report on the enclosed memorial [missing]. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sir John Vanbrugh for a 50 years' lease of a house in Whitehall and of the grounds enclosed within his wall which Wm. III. permitted him to build at his own expense; petitioner having no legal title thereto. Reference Book IX, p. 404.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Francis Palmer for some reward upon any vacancy in the [Customs] revenue, he having in 1714 and 1715 made great discoveries of abuse in tobacco. Ibid.
Same to the late Commissioners for Disbanding Marines of the petition of Sir Roger Mostyn, late Paymaster of Marines, shewing that he has received several Certificates from the Army Debts Commissioners for sums due on account of Marine Regiments in order to his making out Debentures for the same; and finding by reason of great arrears due to the said Regiments and [the great] number of claims that will be made to those arrears and the several demands of Sea Chaplains and Surgeons, together with the debts due to the Chest at Chatham and Greenwich Hospital, and the Clearings due to each [Marine] Officer now living and to the executors of the deceased, that the number of Certificates and Debentures and transfers of them will be very great and consequently render this service a work that will require great care, expense and attendance; therefore he lays before my Lords an account [missing] of the number of clerks, their duties and the necessary charges for the carrying on the said service. Reference Book IX, p. 404.
Aug. 14. Treasury reference to Mr. Cracherode of the petition of Samuel Kingston representing that Ann Hamm died intestate possessed of a personal estate of about 1,000l. without relatives except four natural children: therefore praying a grant of said estate in trust for said children. Ibid., p. 405.
Same to same of the petition of Joseph Billers shewing that he has been a great sufferer through robberies committed by soldiers in the Foot Guards, by prosecuting of whom he hath discovered others to be guilty of the like crimes; that those discoveries being laid before the Government petitioner was ordered to proceed in further detecting other public frauds, to the hazard of his life and other damage and expense to above 10,000l.: therefore prays relief. Ibid., p. 106.
Same to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland of the enclosed petition [missing] of Lieut. Col. Charles D'Albenas praying that his pension as Lieut. Col. of Foot which is placed on the Civil List of Ireland may be transferred to the Military Establishment there. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 213.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Margaret, Viscountess of Gormanston (received from his Majesty by the Treasury Lords) praying the King to grant her some yearly allowance for her support. Ibid.
Royal warrant dated Kensington for a patent to pass the great seal of Scotland to constitute James Haldane for life to be Professor and Teacher of Ecclesiastical History within the New College of St. Andrews and to be Third Professor therein with faculty of being chosen Rector of the University of St. Andrews as the Second Master of the said New College has; and of having a just and adequate share of managing the affairs of the said College as any other the Professor of the same has: and hereby granting him a yearly fee or salary of 105l. out of the rents and revenues of the late Bishops of Scotland to be paid from the surrender of Patrick Haldane: and with power to the Barons of the Exchequer of Scotland to grant him a locality or assignment out of the rents and revenues late of the Archbishop of St. Andrews such as will be sufficient to pay him the said 105l. per an.: all by reason that the late Queen Anne by letters under the privy seal of Scotland dated 28 April 1707 erected the said Professorship in the said College and nominated Patrick Haldane thereto for life with the said salary and the said office is now vacant by the demission and surrender of the said Patrick Haldane and it has been represented to his Majesty that it may tend to the advancement of learning that such a Professor be still settled and established in the said College. Out Letters (North Britain) IV, pp. 3979.
Aug. 14. Same dated same for a letter of gift and mortification to pass under the privy seal of Scotland to grant and confirm in favours of Mr. George Leslie, present minister of the Gospel in the paroch of Navar, the sum of 30l. 3s. 4d. Scots out of the lands of Carsbank pertaining to Campbell of Carsgown; 11l. 6s. 8d. out of the lands of Logie Montrose pertaining to Dempster; 20l. out of the lands of Balmudies pertaining to Peirson of Balmudie; 15l. out of the lands of Barnyeaves pertaining to Arbuthnot of Findaurie; 100 merks out of the lands of Idvie; 5l. 11s. 0d. out of the lands of Merston and Balberdie pertaining to Lindsay of Pitscandlie; 22l. out of the lands of Kinetles pertaining to Bowar; 12l. 3s. 4d. out of the lands of Carss pertaining to Lyon of Carss; 10l. 13s. 4d. out of the lands of Easter Edzell Marquis and Donnhill pertaining to the late Earl of Panmure; all Few Duty lately payable to the Archbishop of St. Andrews out of the lands abovementioned lying in the shire of Angus; 16l. 10s. 0d. out of the lands of Black Cookmuir pertaining to Barclay of Johnstone; 100 merks out of the lands of the paroch of Fordoun pertaining to the Earl of Middleton; 5l. 15s. 8d. out of the lands of Chapelton of Conterland pertaining to Falconer of Newton; 5l. out of the lands of Kirkeside pertaining to Mr. Straiton; 6l. 13s. 4d. out of the lands of Pitarrow pertaining to Sir John Carnagie; 6l. 13s. 4d. Scots out of the lands of Glenfarquhar pertaining to Sir Alexander Falconer; 20l. out of the lands of Phesdoe pertaining to Mr. Falconer; 9l. out of the lands of Monboddo pertaining to Mr. Barnet and 6l. 13s. 4d. out of the lands of Kerr pertaining to him: making in all 333l. 6s. 8d. Scots: the same to be an augmentation to the stipend of the church of Navar and for furnishing the Communion elements: all by reason that the stipend of the said church is small and no further provision can be had out of the tithes of the parish to augment the same and in former times of Presbitery the minister of the said church had an allowance out of the Bishop's rents towards making him up a competent stipend. Ibid., pp. 399401.
Aug. 15. Money warrant for 1,226l. 5s. 7d. to John Roos, gent., late Chief Graver of his Majesty's Signets and Seals, as in full for silver and engraving of public seals as follows.
Appending: said Roos's bill including 67l. 12s. 5d. for a large double Judicial seal for the Chancellor of Denbigh and Montgomery, weighing 29 ounces of silver; 69l. 13s. 5d. for a same for the King's Bench, weighing 37 ounces of silver; 69l. 13s. 5d. for a ditto for the Court of Common Pleas; 85l. 13s. 10d. for a ditto for the Order of the Garter, weighing 41 ounces of silver; 20Z. for a signet in steel for the Order of the Garter; 67l. 15s. 0d. for a large double Judicial seal for the Counties of Carmarthen [Carnarvon], Merioneth and Anglesea, of 30 ounces of silver; 67l. 19s. 10d. for a ditto for the Counties of Carmarthen, Cardigan and Pembroke, of 30 ounces of silver; 68l. 7s. 4d. for a ditto for the Court of King's Bench in Ireland, of 32 ounces of silver; 68l. 7s. 4d. for a ditto for the Court of Common Pleas in Ireland, of 32 ounces of silver; 68l. 7s. 11d. for a same for the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of 32 ounces of silver; 68l. 2s. 9d. for a large double Judicial seal for the Counties of Glamorgan, Brecknock and Radnor, of 31 ounces of silver; 11l. 0s. 6d. for a seal for New Hampshire, of 7 ounces of silver; 11l. 2s. 7d. for a seal for Massachusetts Bay, of 8 ounces of silver; 11l. 0s. 2d. for a seal for New Jersey, of 7 ounces of silver; 10l. 19s. 6d. for a seal for Bermuda, of 7 ounces of silver; 87l. 10s. 4d. for a large double seal for New York, of 29 ounces of silver; 87l. 11s. 4d. for a large double seal for Virginia, of 29 ounces of silver; 87l. 17s. 10d. for a large double seal for Jamaica, of 30 ounces of silver; 88l. 11s. 3d. for a large seal for Barbados; 88l. 3s. 9d. for a large double seal for the Leeward Islands. (Money order dated Aug. 18 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Aug. 21 hereon.) Money Book XXVI, pp. 4523. Order Book X, p. 168. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 140.
Aug. 15. Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to repay to officers of the Post Office whose salaries do not exceed 60l. per an. their assessments for the Land Tax for the year ended at Lady day 1718.
Prefixing: memorial from said Postmasters General to the Treasury in behalf of said officers. Money Book XXVI, pp. 4634.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests to send my Lords a state of the accounts of the Regiment of Foot commanded by the Earl of Galway in the late war in Spain: and also a state of the accounts of Col. St. Leger de Bacalan, Paymaster to the prisoners in Spain. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 342.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit John Fox to be removed from his imprisonment in the Poultry Compter to the King's Bench prison in Southwark.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on the petition of said Fox. His tobacco bonds for in all 5,340l. 14s. 6d. were put in process in 1713 and he was imprisoned thereon. He has long been afflicted with sickness and continues in a languishing condition owing to the closeness of his confinement. His removal will be an act of charity and compassion. Out Letters (Customs) XVII, p. 107.
Same to same to permit the East India Company to export on the ship King William iron ordnance and stores for the Garrison of their new settlement on Dieu Island, granted to the Company by the Great Mogul: on the Company making a deposit to answer the Duties in case they shall not be relieved therein before the end of the next Session of Parliament.
Prefixing: report dated Aug. 8 inst. from said Commissioners on the case. Ibid., p. 108.
Same to same to enter into an agreement with the Trustees of the Free School at Seven Oak in Kent for their perpetuity interest in Wool Key and the warehouses thereto belonging adjoining the east end of the Custom House in Thames Street in order to make an addition to the eastward of the present building which will then entirely accommodate the Board and all the officers who are now accommodated at distant places, viz. for 2,500l. to be paid in hand, with a perpetual rent of 550l. per an. as from Michaelmas next.
Prefixing: memorial from said Commissioners representing the terms of their treaty with said Trustees. It will save the rents of the houses in Fenchurch Street and other places now used for some of the officers and the 250l. rent of several out warehouses: and the quay part of the premises will be let for about 200l. per an. The Trustees are in treaty with other persons and press for a speedy answer. Ibid., pp. 10910.
Aug. 15. Treasury reference to same of the petition of Peter Peters showing that about a month ago he came passenger from Holland and brought with him 14 pieces of Flanders lace, value 30l., which he delivered into the hands of one Smith, a sailor, who carried it on shore at Gravesend, where it was seized by one William Cockayne: that he had no intent to run the said goods but to pay the Customs: therefore prays delivery of the lace to him on his paying Customs. Reference Book IX, p. 404.
Same to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland of the petition of John Paterson, late tidesurveyor at Port Glasgow, praying to be restored. They are to present him for suitable employment there on a vacancy. Ibid., p. 405.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Watmore et al., merchants, for permission to make post entries of brandy or rum imported from France, Spain and the West Indies which happen to be above proof. Ibid.
Treasury approval of the account as follows of Lancelot Stepney and John Goddard as Agents for transport service at Lisbon, viz. between 9 Feb. 17034 and 16 Jan. 171213. The Navy Commissioners are hereby to make forth a Navy bill for paying to Stepney and Goddard the balance of 1,023l. 9s. 4d. due to them: to be paid out of money which shall be directed to the Navy Treasurer for this purpose. And in order to discharge the imprests standing out against the said Stepney and Goddard in the accounts of the Transports by means of the agency to which the aforegoing account relates the Auditors of Imprests are to incorporate a copy of this account with the account of the late Treasurer for Transport yet unpassed, so as by making the proper charge and discharge according to the tenour of this present account, the said imprests may be vacated.
Prefixing: the said Stepney and Goddard's account as certified by Thomas Colby, the Transport Office, 11 August inst.:
Debtor [Charge]. s. d.
Stepney and Goddard's bills on the Transports Commissioners 11,483 17 9
received of several merchants at Lisbon for freight of goods shipped on homeward bound transports 1,768 18 1
received for freight of corn carried in transports from the Mediterranean to Lisbon, let out by Peter Crispe, Agent 357 7 2
received for a parcel of old stabling boards and coops 24 11 2
received for the wreck of the Crown transport, Cornelius Garretzon master, forced on shore by a French privateer at Carcass Bay and sold by public sale 552 15 0
overcharge in their account of cash 0 15 9
abatement of fractions 0 4 10
189 sets of sea bedding which remain in debit on them at the foot of their accounts of stores which by the filthiness of the soldiers, being spoiled and rendered unserviceable, John Goddard hath valued upon oath at 9 9 0
14,197 18 9
balance remains due to Lancelot Stepney and John Goddard 1,023 9 4
15,221 8 2
Discharge on credit for Contra: by
money paid to several masters of transports upon accounts and remittances to the Commissioners 7,640 18 11
10,706 deals and 4,850 spars for building and repairing of stabling and platforms on board of transports to carry Forces to the Mediterranean 1,167 3 10
782 tuns of cask for water for the said service 2,089 4 4
paid Customs of the said cask 234 3 3
several thousands of nails used in making stabling and platforms on board the transports 222 16 7
several carpenters, for workmanship in making and erecting stabling &c. 449 18 8
for bungs, seasoning casks, filling water, officers and soldiers to protect and guard the same and for 29 boats of ballast 36 13 5
carriage of deals, timber, water &c. on board the transports and other boat hire on several occasions: picking, sorting and cleaning several hundreds of bedding left by Forces at decamping from Lisbon 277 11 5
porterage of cask to be filled and of deals, timber &c. 27 16 1
beds and quoins for dunnage to lay under merchants' goods shipped in homeward bound transports 35 8 4
port charges and consulage of the said [homeward] laden ships 138 13 8
surveying transports, pilotage, protests, notifications, affidavits, translating vouchers &c. 25 9 10
brokerage on negotiating bills of exchange drawn on the Commissioners for 9,222l. 5s. 0d at one eighth per cent. 11 10 6
disbursements and expenses in securing and guarding the wreck of the Crown transport and brokerage on the sale thereof 26 1 1
postage of letters 21 6 6
medicines sent to the Garrison of Gibraltar and to prisoners at Cadiz 22 11 9
storage and office rent for eight years five months, 475l. 0s. 8d., whereof allowed 333 7 4
storekeeper's salary for eight years and 165 days, 238l. 17s. 0d., whereof allowed nil
keeping of a mule (eight years and 165 days), 191l. 1s. 5d., whereof allowed 95 10 8
extraordinary expenses during the service, 217l., whereof allowed 100 0 0
Goddard's expenses [in coming] over from Lisbon and attending the passing their account, 200l., whereof allowed 100 0 0
stationery wares, 108l. 6s. 6d., whereof allowed 50 0 0
the [present] Agents and [their] clerks' salaries for eight years and 168 days at 250l. per an. 2,115 1 4
15,221 8 2
Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, pp. 1213.
Aug. 15. The like approval of the account of Peter Crank as follows for the charge of transporting the three Regiments of Foot of Brigadier Bissett, Col. James Otway and Col. Charles Otway for [from] Cork to Portsmouth in May 1718: and the like direction for payment of the balance of 108l. 15s. 3d. standing due to him on the foot thereof.
Prefixing: state of said account: as certified by Thomas Colby, the Transport Office, 11 August inst.:
Debtor or charge. s. d.
to per cent. more gained on negotiating his bill for 380l. 9s. 2d. as per contra, with Edward Hoare, Esq., after the same was drawn at 8 per cent. exchange 0 19 0
22 July 1718, money received by a bill of imprest of the Navy Commissioners on the Navy Treasurer, pursuant to the Treasury order of 11 June 1718 1,739 9 2
balance due to Peter Crank 108 15 3
1,849 3 5
Discharge or credit per contra.
20 May 1718, moneys paid to Alderman Daniel Perdrian for 15 days' provisions of biskett, cheese, butter, beer and cask shipped on board the transports for the support of the said Regiments in their passage: with charges thereon: in all 410l. 17s. 11d. in Irish money or in sterling 380 9 2
23 July 1718: moneys paid to owners and masters of ten vessels for the hire and freight thereof with the three Regiments from Cork to Portsmouth, 1,359l. sterling, abating 8l. 16s. 2d. for provisions short returned by the masters 1,350 3 9
paid for coach hire, horse hire, boat hire, passage over seas and expenses of [the accomptant] himself and clerk to and from Cork and whilst there: being 50 days on this service 62 5 6
reward for his own trouble and service in this office from 19 April 1718 to 7 June following, making 50 days at 15s. a day 37 10 0
the like to Francis Gotobed, his clerk, at 7s. 6d. a day 18 15 0
1,849 3 5
Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, pp. 1234.
Aug. 15. Treasury warrant to Hugh Cholmley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for a particular of a piece of waste ground lying within the precincts of Whitehall in or near the Privy Garden in order to lease thereof to Robert, Visct. Molesworth.
Prefixing: report dated 17 July last from said Cholmley on said Viscount's petition. The ground abuts west and south on the Privy Garden, east on the Thames and north on the lodgings belonging to James Heymons and is 70 feet by 89 feet. I advise a fine [rent] of 10l. per an. Ibid., pp. 1245.
William Lowndes to Sir David Dalrymple [Lord Advocate of Scotland] to report on the enclosed draft signature [missing] in favour of Lady Panmure and particularly whether it be in his Majesty's power to grant the 500l. per an. interest of the 10,000l. as therein, and whether the other grants therein can commence or take effect sooner than the passing the same under the seal in Scotland.
Followed by: list only of papers inclosed: viz.
Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland, their Report and draft of a signature prepared by them.
signature prepared at the Treasury with some amendments.
paper of amendments proposed.
Sir David Dalrymple's Report and Opinion thereon.
copy of an Act in favour of the said Lady.
Out Letters (North Britain) IV, p. 385.
Aug. 15,
18, 22.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners in Scotland, to depute officers of the Customs as follows: viz.
George Buchanan as tidesurveyor at Brughty [Broughty] in the District of Dundee at 25l. per an. loco Thomas Stockdale, dismissed (Aug. 22).
Coline Campbell as landwaiter and searcher at Inverness at 25l. per an. loco James Lidderdale, dismissed (Aug. 15).
Alexander Arbuthnot, Collector at Port Patrick, to have an addition of 10l. per an. to his salary of 20l. per an. (Aug. 15).
William McDowall, Comptroller at Port Patrick, to have an addition of 5l. to his salary of 15l. per an. (Aug. 15).
James Young as a tidewaiter at Inverness at 18l. per an. loco George Renne, dismissed (Aug. 15).
Edward Bruce as Collector at Stranrawer [Stranraer] at 40l. per an. loco William Erskine, who has quitted that service (Aug. 15).
James Pagan as a tidewaiter at Inverness at 18l. per an. loco James Hepburne, dismissed (Aug. 15).
Andrew Futt as a tidewaiter at Borrowstounness at 20l. per an. loco Thomas Harrison, deceased (Aug. 15).
William Knowes as a watchman of salt at Irving [Irvine] (over and above the number of watchmen established): at 15l. per an. (Aug. 15).
Walter Belvoir as a same at Prestonpans at 15l. per an. loco John Woodrow, deceased (Aug. 15).
James Butler as an officer of the Salt [Duty] at Alloa at 25l. per an. loco William Garnett, who refused to accept (Aug. 15).
James Somervell as a tidesurveyor at Borrowstounness at 30l. per an., the principal officers at that port having certified that such an officer is absolutely necessary (Aug. 18).
Robert Thompson as a tidewaiter at Aberdeen at 18l. per an. loco John Murray, deceased (Aug. 18).
Alexander Forbes as a same, ibid., at 18l. per an. loco William Nisbet, deceased (Aug. 18).
James Gray as an additional officer for the Salt Duties at Ayr at 25l. per an. (Aug. 18).
James McBlain as an additional watchman of salt at Prestonpans at 15l. per an. (Aug. 18).
James Bartleman as a same, ibid., at 15l. per an. (Aug. 18). Ibid., pp. 385, 386, 387.

Footnotes

  • 1. For the petitions and cases of Disney and the other Officers as in the text, see Vol. III of the Journals of the House of Commons of Ireland in Sept. and Oct. 1717: viz.Thomas Disney, Vol. III, p. 144.Robert Montgomery, Vol. III, p. 147.John Recham [sic,] Vol. III, pp. 145, 146, 148.George Mosse, no entry discoverable.William Purefoy, Vol. III, pp. 131, 132, 133.William Ormsby, Vol. III, pp. 133, 134.