Treasury Warrants: December 1718, 1-15

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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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December 1718, 1–15

Dec. 2. Money order for Michaelmas term's allowance to the Welsh Judges as follows: viz.
100l. to William Jessop as Chief Justice of Carnarvon, Merioneth and Anglesea.
100l. to Roger Cumberbach as Second Justice of same.
100l. to Richard Vaughan as Chief Justice of Carmarthen, Pembroke and Cardigan.
100l. to Henry Beeston as Second Justice of same.
100l. to William Wright as Chief Justice of Glamorgan, Brecon and Radnor.
100l. to Edward Whitaker as Second Justice of same.
and 25l. to Sir William Sympson as Cursitor Baron of the Exchequer for same term on 100l. per an. Order Book X, p. 220.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed anonymous letter [missing] dated Gosport Nov. 30 last and signed R. L. concerning a collusive seizure out of the George sloop in Oct. last. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 377.
Dec. 2, 3,
4, 8, 11, 15,
19, 23, 24,
27, 29.
Treasury warrant to same to appoint John Seaman (a tidesman in the Inferior List, London port) to be a tidesman in the Superior List there loco John Kelloway, deceased (Dec. 2).
Robert Corner to succeed said Seaman in the Inferior List there (Dec. 2).
James Edes (a tidesman in the Inferior List) to be placed on the Superior List there loco Lionel Skinner, deceased (Dec. 2).
Julian Mathews to succeed said Edes on the Inferior List there (Dec. 2).
Jonathan Williams as tidesurveyor in Deal port loco David Boughton, deceased (Dec. 3).
Basil Morgan as a waterman in London port loco Oliver Peel, superannuated (Dec. 3).
John Johnson as a tidesman in Newcastle port loco Thomas Skelton, deceased (Dec. 8).
John Hall to have the oath administered to him as deputy to Richard Morton, a King's waiter, London port. Prefixing: said Commissioners' report dated 1718 Nov. 25 on said Morton's presentation of said Hall (Dec. 3).
Edward Fazakerly to be tidesurveyor and chief boatman at Dover at 40l. per an.: and Thomas Jones, Edward Worrell, John Batchelor and William Eggs to be tidesmen and boatmen there to examine all vessels at 30l. per an. each: and the salary of John Forster, present Surveyor there, to be reduced from 80l. to 60l. per an., his duty being very much lessened by the Regulation. Prefixing: memorial from said Commissioners dated 1718 Aug. 12 proposing said changes by reason that the business of the port of Dover is very much increased since the Peace by the establishing the packet boats between England and France at that port and by the great number of passengers that daily arrive there from France: and there being at present but one Surveyor there who acted as land and tide surveyor, and it is impossible for him to attend the examining of all vessels coming in or passing by that harbour, which service requires tidesmen to board on them: the said Commissioners having proposed Jonathan Williams as tidesurveyor there, but he being otherwise provided for and the said Fazakerly being recommended to my Lords as fit for said place (Dec. 4).
Carleton Goddard as one of the Surveyors of the Landwaiters in London port loco Nicholas Rowe, deceased (Dec. 11).
Thomas Jeans as waiter and searcher at Bourn Bottom in Southampton port loco George Saville, dismissed (Dec. 11).
Thomas Mears to be established as riding officer at Christchurch at 50l. per an.: there having been many frauds committed on the coast of Hampshire, especially about Christchurch, wherefore the officers of Southampton port some years since represented the necessity of a riding officer for the guard of Christchurch and the adjacent coast, upon which the Commissioners appointed said Mears, a brisk, active person, at 50l. per an., by way of trial, and he has done very considerable service to the revenue. Prefixing: said Commissioners' memorial recommending said establishment (Dec. 11).
John Addison, a boatman at Deal, to be chief boatman there loco Thomas Briggs: and John Harris to be restored to the office of an established boatman there loco the said Addison (Dec. 23). Prefixing: memorial dated 1718 Nov. 17 from the said Commissioners to the Treasury Lords. In our memorial of 26 Aug. last we presented Thomas Briggs to be chief boatman at Deal and John Addison and Michael Westbeech as boatmen locis John Hawkes, John Harris and Richard Stewart, dismissed, on the report of Mr. Saxby, Surveyor General of the Riding Officers, who was directed to examine into the complaints which we frequently received of those boatmen's misbehaviour and disobedience to their superior officers, but it appears that James Harris, an extraordinary boatman, was the person intended to be dismissed and not John Harris, one of the established officers.
As Thomas Briggs has since quitted we therefore propose appointments as above.
Hamlet Robinson as a landcarriageman in London port loco Robert Travell, superannuated (Dec. 19).
Thomas Dickenson as waiter and searcher at Parton in Whitehaven port loco Richard Brickhill, deceased (Dec. 15).
Christopher Shepherd as a weighing porter in London port loco Miller Yeatman, dismissed (Dec. 23).
Thomas Daniel as a tidesman at Exeter loco Abraham Sherram, deceased.
Richard Banner as waiter and searcher at Craster in Berwick port loco Anthony Willson, deceased (Dec. 24).
Robert Jackson as Collector of Customs in Newcastle port loco Anthony Isaacson, “whose deputation for that employment you are forthwith to supersede” (27 Dec).
James Cane as a coastwaiter in London port loco George Lloyd, deceased (29 Dec).
Richard Knight as surveyor, waiter and searcher and also riding officer for the wool business at Pagham Point in Chichester port loco Thomas Gratwick. In the margin: Knight is land waiter at Harwich and refuses this, which on 11 Feb. 1718–19 was given to Fra. Rogers (Dec. 30). Out Letters (Customs) XVII, pp. 124, 126–7, 127–8, 130, 130–1, 133, 134, 136, 137.
Dec. 3. Money order for 50l. to Daniel Smith, Esq., for a quarter due Dec. 2 inst. on his allowance as Lieutenant Governor of Nevis: out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty. Order Book X, p. 220.
Letter of direction for 1,000l. to the Earl of Radnor on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Chamber: and is intended to be paid over to the Messengers of the Chamber by way of advance in such manner as Secretary the Earl of Stanhope and Mr. Craggs shall direct, to enable the said messengers to perform foreign journeys: and to be abated on their first bills for travelling charges. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 170.
C. Tilson (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to Mr. Cracherode enclosing a memorial [missing] from Mr. Benson, Surveyor of the Works, representing the ruinous condition of a house in Whitehall inhabited by Lady Fox notwithstanding covenants for repairs in the lease now near expiring, and also mentioning several encroachments under colour of that lease. My Lords direct you to attend the Attorney General for his opinion as to the methods proper to be pursued for the benefit of the Crown therein. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 375.
C. Stanhope to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition and representation [missing] from the Justices of the Peace &c. of the County of Gloucester against any grant of the office of water bailiff of the river Severn: my Lords having referred to you on June 18 last, supra, p. 382, a petition of John Appletree touching a grant thereof. Ibid., p. 376.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners for Hackney Coachmen. My Lords recommend Clement Hide for a figure [licence number], on the first vacancy. Ibid., p. 377.
Dec. 4. Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Gisborne, Receiver General of Taxes for Derbyshire for the years 1715, 1716 and 1717, praying an allowance of 400l. for the great expense of his remittances to London; he having made early payments into the Exchequer. Reference Book IX, p. 411.
Dec. 5. Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to pay 200l. to Thomas Harper, gent: as royal bounty: without account. (Money warrant dated 6 Dec. hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 15 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 10 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 321c. Order Book X, p. 205. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 172.
Same to same to pay 500l. to Thomas Lowther: without account: to be by him paid to such uses as the King shall appoint. (Money warrant dated Dec. 6 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 10 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 10 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 322. Order Book X, p. 204. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 172.
Dec. 5. Same to same to pay 20,000l. to Sir Isaac Newton, Master and Worker of the Mint: out of the Coinage Duty money in the Exchequer: as imprest for the uses and services of the Mint. (Money warrant dated Dec. 6 hereon.) (Money order dated 15 Dec. hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 322. Order Book X, p. 207.
Same to same to pay 148l. 16s. 9d. to Charles Hodges, gent.: without account: to be by him applied to discharge the taxes assessed for the year 1717 on lands and possessions at Windsor, Waickfeild, Clewer and Sunninghill in Co. Berks, which accrued to the Crown by purchase “and are laid into our parks at Windsor.” (Money warrant dated Dec. 6 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 15 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 10 Dec. hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 322. Order Book X, p. 205. Disposition Book XXIX, p. 172.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt and the Clerk of the Pells to make out a duplicate of a lost debenture for 91l. 1s. 8d. made and passed 29 April 1718 for paying the said sum to Joseph Addison, Esq., late one of the Principal Secretaries of State, for 333 days on his patent fee of 100l. per an. (to wit from 15 April 1717 to 14 March 1717–18 inclusive), but which still remains unsatisfied, as appears in the Office of Lord Onslow, one of the Four Tellers of the Receipt, on whom the said debenture was directed.
Prefixing: (a) certificate by the Earl of Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, that the money is still reserved in the hands of said Teller for said unsatisfied debenture; (b) affidavit by Joseph Addison, sworn 22 Nov. 1718 before Tho. Tickell, that said debenture is lost or mislaid, “and I do promise to deliver up the said debenture to the proper officers of the Receipt of Exchequer to be cancelled in case it shall at any time hereafter be found.” Money Book XXVII, p. 74.
Treasury reference to Walter Chetwynd of the petition of John Xeres, a converted Jew, shewing that her late Majesty granted him a pension of 50 guineas per an., which has been continued to him by his Majesty till lately: therefore praying that same may be confirmed to him. Reference Book IX, p. 411.
Same to same of the petition of Elizabeth Bibal, a French refugee, shewing that his Majesty allowed her a pension of 25l. per an. payable by the Paymaster of his Majesty's Pensions, which she received till Lady day 1718, but by some mistake her name was omitted in the list of pensions commencing from the said Lady day 1718: therefore praying to be placed on the Establishment. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the Royal Africa Company shewing that their agents on the North Coast of Africa have inadvertently shipped for England on board the Company's own ship Experiment 420 old Dutch muskets unvendible in that country: therefore praying leave to land same in England in order to sell the same for old iron or otherwise to make the same merchantable and fit for exportation. Ibid.
Dec. 5. Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to supersede the extent against John Milner, security for John Nuthall, deceased, and Thomas Nuthall, Receiver General of Taxes for part of Surrey, on his producing proof of payment of 4,716l. into the Exchequer.
Prefixing: report from the Taxes Commissioners on the petition of said Milner. The petitioner has in his hands 4,716l. of moneys of taxes for which divers annuity orders and tallies to the value of 6,500l. have been seized into the hands of the Crown by extent, and he is ready to discharge the debt if the extent be superseded, so that he may have the said orders and tallies delivered to him again. The said Thomas Nuthall was appointed Receiver General of the arrears of Land Tax and House Duties for the years 1716 and 1717 on the death of his said brother. We do not object to the superseding of the extent “provided the said Mr. Milner doth strike tallies in the Exchequer for the said sum of 4,716l., that is to say one tally on the account of John Nuthall for 1,716l. on the fifth 3s. Aid anno 1717 and another tally on the account of Thomas Nuthall for the sum of 3,000l. on the said fifth 3s. Aid anno 1717.” Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, pp. 143–4.
Same to Hugh Cholmley, Surveyor General of his Majesty's Lands, to set out and describe by proper buttals and boundaries the house now inhabited by James, Earl Stanhope, at the Cockpit in Whitehall and two small closets and the ground whereon they stand, adjoining to the said house, which closets were omitted to be inserted in the lease which he has lately obtained of the said ground, which lease he proposes to surrender if he may have a new lease to contain the whole house and ground. Ibid., p. 144.
Dec. 6. Royal warrant to the Commissioners for Army Debts to allow and give credit for demands as follows of several Regiments that served in Spain and Portugal in determining their accounts: all in accordance with the report dated Aug. 16 last from the said Commissioners, which is printed supra, pp. 628–631: viz.
In the account of Major General Rook's Regiment of Foot.
367l. 4s. 0d. for the said Major General's pay as Colonel and Captain from 25 April 1711 to 24 Feb. following, notwithstanding he was omitted on the muster rolls for that time; in regard that it appears to the said Commissioners that he was not appointed to serve as General Officer that year &c., ut ibid.
51l. 10s. 0d. for the pay of Capt. Grandprey from 12 June 1710–11 to 24 April following, notwithstanding he is left out of the muster rolls.
In the account of Col. la Bouchetiere's Regiment of Dragoons.
936l. 12s.d. for levy money, subsistence and transport of 102 Dragoons from Ireland to England and from Falmouth to Portugal as the Regiments in Portugal were then allowed their effectives only and the recruits in England respited.
287l. 4s. 0d. for 18 horses bought in Spain in 1711 to mount recruits from England, the Regiment being strictly mustered and there being no non-effective money to answer the charge.
In the account of Count Gualy's Regiment of Dragoons.
229l. 5s. 0d. for the pay of Adjutant Isaac Guibert for reasons ut ibid.
In the account of Col. Desborde's Regiment of Dragoons.

97l. 4s. 0d. for the pay of Cornet Simms, ut ibid.
68l. 9s. 6d. for the pay of the Quartermaster to Capt. Blosset's Troop, ut ibid.
In the account of Col. Edward Stanhope's Regiment of Foot.
59l. for the value of 59 firelocks, ut ibid.
171l. for levy money for 57 men delivered to the said Regiment from Brigadier Windsor's Regiment in 1710, ut ibid.
In the account of Col. Dabourgay's Regiment of Foot.

790l. 19s.d. for the allowance for mules from 24 Dec. 1711 to 14 Nov. 1712, the time of their disbandment, ut ibid.
In the account of Col. William Stanhope's Regiment of Foot.

346l. 19s.d. for the allowance of mules from 24 June 1712 to 14 Nov. 1712, ut ibid.
In the account of the Regiment of Foot formerly under Lieut. Gen. Macartney.

166l. 7s. 1d. to Sir Robert Montgomery, bart., executor of Iudan Murray, deceased, late Ensign in the said Regiment, for the said Ensign's pay from 1707 April 15, the date of his commission from the Earl of Galway, then General of the British Forces in Spain, in consideration of his distinguishing himself in the Battle of Almanza, to the 7th of May 1710, when he was killed at the siege of Douay, “which we are generously pleased to allow notwithstanding another commission was granted in England for the said post; the like relief having been granted to other Officers of the said Regiment in the same case by warrants of the late Queen Anne.”
The total of the abovesaid allowance is 3,571l. 14s. ¾d.
King's Warrant Book XXIX
, pp. 323–5.
Dec. 6. Same to same to allow items of forage money as follows to several Regiments that served in Flanders in the late war: all in accordance with the Report to the King from the said Army Debts Commissioners of the 6 Nov. 1717: from which Report it appears that they think it reasonable to allow the sum of 803l. 14s. 5d. demanded by the Regiments of Dragoons commanded by the Earl of Stair and the late Major General Rosse for forage for 400 days in 1711, 1712 and 1713 according to an additional Regulation made in 1708 upon adding one Troop to each of the said Regiments and six additional men to each of the other Troops, which additional Regulation ought to have been inserted in the Regulations for the succeeding years, but was omitted by mistake, as the Secretary to the Commander in Chief hath informed the said Commissioners for Army Debts and as he represented in his letter to the Treasury dated 3 Feb. 1712–13:
This sum is hereby to be allowed.
Furthermore, the said Commissioners reported that the sum of 167l. 18s. 10d. demanded by Major General Sebourg's Regiment of Foot ought to be allowed, being for forage for 100 days in their winter quarters ended 1712 Dec. 22.
And so likewise the sum of 334l. 7s. 8d. demanded by Col. Chudleigh's Regiment of Foot for forage for 200 days in the same year, although both the said Regiments were left out of the late Duke of Ormonde's warrants for forage in the said year; the like allowance having been made and paid to the other Regiments in the Low Countries with whom they served.
These sums are hereby to be allowed: the total of the sums allowed in this warrant being 1,306l. 10s. 11d., and the Commissioners for Army Debts are to issue their certificate for the same to the proper Paymaster General of the Forces. King's Warrant Book XXIX, pp. 326–7.
Dec. 6. Henry Kelsall (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to Sir Theo. Janssen. Send to my Lords an account of the quantity of tin remaining in your hands undisposed of, how much of the money borrowed thereupon is paid off and how much of that principal sum remains unsatisfied. (The like letter to Sir John Lambert.) (The like letter to Mr. Beranger.) (A like letter to the Auditor of the Receipt to certify how much remains unsatisfied upon the Register for tin.) (The like letter to Mr. Fauquière.) Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 376.
Royal sign manual dated St. James's, countersigned by the Treasury Lords, by and with the advice and consent of the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland, for a patent to be passed under the great seal there to grant licence to Sir John Areskine of Alva, Co. Stirling, to work his mines of gold or silver, lead, copper, tin and other whatsoever metals or minerals in any his lands in the shires of Stirling and Clackmannan: rendering a Tenth to the Crown: and his Majesty does hereby also declare and appoint that in regard the office of Master of Metals has been for a long time disused therefore the consent of the Barons of the Exchequer in Scotland to these presents shall be deemed as valid and sufficient: all as by the Act made in the Parliament holden at Edinburgh the 5th day of June 1592 for furthering the King's commodity by the mines and metals. Out Letters (North Britain) V, pp. 8–9.
Dec. 8. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords are informed that Robert Travell, a landcarriageman in London port, is 80 years of age, very infirm and incapable of executing that office. Give my Lords an account of this matter and whether you have any intention of superannuating him. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 376.
Same to same to hasten their report on the petition of John Cooke and the Lady Cooke, which was referred to you Dec. 10 last, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXXI, p. 710. Ibid.
C. Stanhope to the Commissioners for Hackney Coaches enclosing a letter [missing] sent to my Lords from Mr. Hampden in favour of Joseph Newton, a Hackney coachman. My Lords recommend the said Newton for a figure [licence number] in accordance with Mr. Hampden's request. Ibid., p. 377.
Treasury reference to the Attorney or Solicitor General of the draft contract for the service of the Works. Reference Book IX, p. 411.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated 1718 Dec. 4 from Holles Newcastle [Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne], Lord Chamberlain of the Household, to the Honble. James Brudnall, Master of the Jewel Office, for the delivery of plate as follows for the service of the young Princesses, viz. one chafing-dish, six dozen of plates, 1½ dozen of knives, 1½ dozen of forks, 1½ dozen of spoons, two soop ladles, three castors, three candlesticks, one pair of snuffers and two gilt salvers: to an estimate of 550l. Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I, p. 74.
Dec. 10. Letter of direction for 7,537l. 10s. 6d. to the Ambassadors, detailed, ut supra, pp. 517–9, under date 1718, Aug. 14: being for 1718 Lady day quarter. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 171.
Same for 100l. to Walter Chetwynd to be by him paid over to James Lyderdale for one year to Michaelmas 1718 on his pension.
40l. to John Jones, Sheriff of Denbigh, for so much by him paid for rewards on convicting a felon. Ibid., p. 173.
Same for 500l. to Walter Chetwynd on the unsatisfied order in his name: to be by him paid over to Richard Marshall, Esq., towards the charges of keeping his Majesty's Stud at Hampton Court and other his Majesty's horses “which according to contract were to be kept by him.” Ibid.
C. Stanhope to the Treasurer of the Navy. The Treasury Lords direct you to raise 6,000l. on the tallies and orders remaining in your hands on the Land Tax anno 1718 [by disposing of same] to any persons willing to accept them at par with 4 per cent. interest commencing from the 8th inst. They direct you to apply as follows the money so raised: viz.
to the head of Wear and Tear.
for paying bills of exchange and imprest.
to the head of Victualling.
for Necessary Money to the pursers of his Majesty's ships and other Contingencies of the [ Victualling] Office
“You'll please to endorse proper warrants on these orders for creating interest [on them] from 8 Dec. accordingly and lay the same before their Lordships to be signed.” Ibid., p. 174.
William Lowndes to the Comptrollers of Army Accounts. By the enclosed letter [missing] Mr. Pringle, the Secretary at War, has represented to my Lords the disadvantages which the Garrison of Minorca lies under by being paid in foreign specie not only much above the intrinsic value, but likewise far exceeding the cost to the public as the course of exchange has been for some time past. Please report to my Lords thereon. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 377.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to examine and seal the goods of Don de Cunha, late Ambassador from Portugal, at his house in order to their exportation. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed anonymous letter [missing] dated Dec. 8 relating to several fraudulent practices in the Customs at Topsham. Ibid., p. 378.
Dec. 10. C. Stanhope to Mr. Burchett to communicate to the Admiralty Lords the enclosed papers [missing] sent to the Treasury by Mr. Missing, the contractor for victualling Gibraltar, containing a state of the provisions in store there on July 29 last and representing “the specie [kinds] in which the Garrison may be streigtened unless convoys be appointed for Gibraltar.” The Treasury Lords desire that such directions may be given therein as the King's service and the safety of the Garrison shall desire. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 378.
Dec. 11. Royal sign manual. “We direct and order Casper Frederick Henning, Esq., to pay to our proper hands the sum of 300l., being our Dividend due at Midsummer last for, upon or by reason of our stock, interest or shore of 10,000l. in the capital stock and fond of the Governor and Company of Merchants of Great Britain trading to the South Seas and other parts of America and for encouraging the Fishery.”
Followed by: receipt under the royal sign manual. “Wee do acknowledge wee have received the above directed sum of 300l. by our own proper hands of the above mentioned Caspar Frederick Henning the day and year above written.” King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 351.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed papers with those sent to you Nov. 22, supra, p. 633, last relative to the Isle of Portland.
Appending: schedule only of said papers:
Licence to the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul's to dig stone in Portland anno 1676 and a grant of a Duty of 4d. per ton. confirmation of the above Licence with a revocation of the said Duty of 4d. per ton anno 1699.
grant to the inhabitants of Portland of 9d. per ton of all stone raised in the Commons anno 1665.
the same in 1708.
the same in 1715.
case of Sir Christopher Wren's first patent 1668–9.
copy of a warrant for prohibiting the transportation of stone from the Isle of Portland without leave of the Surveyor of the Works, 1661.
copy of a like warrant in 1703.
copy of a like warrant in 1704.
the Attorney General's Report dated 29 March 1704 about Portland stone.
Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 378.
[?] C. Stanhope to Secretary Craggs. It is the King's pleasure that the allowance [of ordinary] to William Stanhope, “whom his Majesty hath nominated to go to the Court of Turin,” shall commence from Saturday last, the 6th inst. Please insert this in the warrant for his privy seal. Ibid., p. 379.
Dec. 11. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for a patent to pass the great seal of Ireland to determine the grant to Eustace Budgell of the office or place of Comptroller General and Accomptant General in Ireland (which grant was made by virtue of the sign manual of 1717 Aug. 12) and in lieu thereof to grant the said office to Mathew Pennefather: during pleasure as from Xmas next: with all fees &c. as enjoyed by the said Budgell or by William Burgh or by any other predecessor: to be executed by himself or sufficient deputy. Out Letters (Ireland) X, pp. 224–5.
Dec. 12. William Lowndes to the Earl of Carnarvon to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Brigadier Michael Richards of his pretensions to 3,090l. 7s. 0d. due to his brother, John Richards, deceased, who was Governor of the city and castle of Alicante in the late war, for so much advanced for supplying that Garrison and Denia with bread, being then besieged. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 379.
Same to the Master of the Great Wardrobe. My Lords are informed that there now rests, or is said to remain, a considerable debt due in the Office of the Great Wardrobe to tradesmen and others that have served the said Office. Please lay before my Lords a particular of said debt. Ibid.
Dec. 13. Money warrant for 403l. 2s.d. to Lord Cobham, Constable of Windsor Castle and Warden of Windsor Forest; to be distributed amongst the keepers, gamekeepers and other officers, detailed, as in lieu and satisfaction of all wages, fees or other allowances: and is for three quarters ended at 1718 Midsummer: viz.
£ s. d.
the Lord Warden 15 0 0
the Lieutenant 7 10 0
the Woodward 18 15 0
the Bailiff of Finchamsted Bailiwick, Ranger of Bagshot Rails and Sandhurst as allowances for hay for the deer of those two Walks 22 10 0
the Riding Forester 3 19 10
the Keepers of Swinley Rails and Bailiff of Battles Bailiwick 37 10 0
the underkeeper of Bagshot Rails 15 0 0
the underkeeper of Sandhurst Walk 15 0 0
the underkeeper of Easthamsted Walk 15 0 0
the Vermin Killer 6 16 10½
the underkeeper of New Lodge Walk 15 0 0
the housekeeper there 4 10 9
the underkeeper of Sunninghill Walk 15 0 0
ditto of Swinley 15 0 0
ditto of Billing Bear 15 0 0
ditto of Old Windsor 15 0 0
ditto of Bear Wood 15 0 0
ditto of Linchford 15 0 0
the three underkeepers of Cranborn 45 0 0
the Gamekeeper of New Windsor 30 0 0
the Gamekeeper of Old Windsor 22 10 0
the Gamekeeper of Bagshot 30 0 0
the Gamekeeper of Shrubb Hill 9 0 0
£403 2
(Money order dated Dec. 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1718–19 Jan. 13 hereon.) Money Book XXVII, p. 88. Order Book X, p. 210. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 185.
Dec. 13. Money warrant for 20l. to Lord Cobham, Constable of Windsor Castle and Warden of Windsor Forest, for the underkeepers of Cranborne Chase for one year to 1718 June 24 for hay for the deer on said Chace. (Money order dated Dec. 15 hereon.) Money Book XXVII, p. 88. Order Book X, p. 87. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 182.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells et al. to take in loans not exceeding 500,000l. on the Land Tax anno 1719 at 4 per cent. interest payable quarterly. Money Book XXVII, p. 89.
Same to same to take in loans not exceeding 400,000l. on the said Land Tax without making the orders of loan to carry interest. Ibid.
[?] [Treasury warrant to the Exchequer to distribute and apply a quarter's income of the General Fond as follows: Prefixing:] A statement of account of the income for 1718 Michaelmas quarter of the General Fond established for raising 724,849l. 6s. 101/5d. per an. to pay annuities on the Act 3 Geo. I [c. 7] for redeeming the Lottery Fonds.
The Exchequer is Debtor to the Income of the said General Fond: £ s. d. £ s. d.
10l. Lottery anno 1711.
subsidy on goods and merchandises exported, including a Duty on Leather and on Coals
10,057 14
2s. per chaldron on coals, culme and cinders water borne 30,816 18
additional Duty on candles 7,939 17 9
20s. per cent. on goods exported in certain ships to the Mediterranean
5s. per piece on white woollen cloth
48,814 10 5
Class Lottery 1711.
700l. per week out of the Post Office revenue
9,100 0 0
Duties on hides and skins, vellum and parchment 25,587 11 11½
rent of Hackney coaches and chairs 4,143 9 3
Duties on vellom, parchment, paper, cards and dice 3,945 0
Duties on rock salt 50 0 0
42,826 1 5
the 10l. Lottery anno 1712.
Duty on soap
37,709 13 4
Duty on paper, paste boards and scale boards and on books, prints and maps 2,686 15 2
Duty on chequered and striped linen and on all linens printed, painted, stained and dyed
[stamp] Duties on engrossed, printed and written things
40,346 8 6
Class Lottery anno 1712.
Duties on hides and skins
25,931 9
additional Duties on vellom and parchment and Duties on starch imported and new Duty on coffee, tea and drugs and on gilt and silver wire imported 4,025 12 4
policies of insurance 659 0 5
30,616 2
Hereditary Excise, being one quarter of 39,855l. 15s. 71/5d. per an. payable out of the 3,700l. per week [of Excise] for Bankers' Annuities 9,963 18 10½
172,567 1 5
Balance is the Deficiency of the Fond in and for the said quarter 8,645 5
£181,212 6
£ s. d.
Deficiency of the Fond at Lady day 1718 57,701 18 10
Deficiency of the Fond at Midsummer 1718 35,745 8 10½
Deficiency of the Fond at Michaelmas 1718 8,645 5
£102,092 13 0
Memorandum: The Act provides that at Michaelmas yearly the Deficiency shall be computed and be supplied out of the first Aid next after to be granted. Surplus at the end of any one quarter either in the General Fond or in the Excess of the Fond above sufficient to answer the annuities and other payments chargeable thereupon [as by the said Act] to attend the disposition of Parliament. But [the same is] appropriated to discharge the principal and interest of such national debts and incumbrances as were incurred before the 25th day of December 1716 in such manner as by future Acts shall be directed.
Per contra.
By one fourth part of the said General Fond for the quarterly payments become due at Michaelmas 1718 £181,212 6
The General Fond ut supra is Debtor. £ s. d.
to the Cashier of the Bank of England for one quarter's annuity at the rate of 5 per cent. due at Michaelmas 1718 on 9,533,195l. 10s.d., being the amount of the orders entitled to such annuities 119,164 19 0
to ditto for Annuities at the rate of 4 per cent. for same quarter on 946,929l. 0s.d., being the amount of the tallies of sol entitled to such annuities 9,469 5 9
to ditto for an annuity at the rate of 4 per cent. on 509,527l. 5s.d., part of the sum of 946,929l. 0s.d. in tallies of sol as above for the quarter from Michaelmas 1717 to Xmas 1717, which quarter happened to be omitted in the distribution of this Fond to and for the quarter ended at Xmas 1717 5,091 5
to ditto to answer interest at the rate of 4 per cent. per an, payable in the nature of annuities on the sum of 280,566l. 14s. 9d., being the amount of the list of Debentures for Army Debts, transmitted to the Cashier and [the] Accomptant General of the Bank by the respective Paymasters making forth the same [Debentures], according to a certificate from the said Cashier [to wit] for 1¼ years from Midsummer 1717 (the time when the interest on all the said Debentures is made to commence) to Michaelmas 1718, 14,328l. 6s. 0d., but from this there is to be deducted the sums set off in part by quarterly distributions, viz. 403l. 3s.d. Xmas 1717 and 5,062l. 11s.d. Lady day 1718 and 1,821l. 18s.d. Midsummer 1718, making together 7,287l. 12s.d., which being deducted leaves remaining to clear all interest on the Debentures, so certified, to Michaelmas 1718 7,040 14
140,766 4 7
Balance, being the Excess of the income [of the Fond] in this quarter over and above what is sufficient to discharge the annuities and other payments issuing out of the General Yearly Fond in and for the same quarter 31,800 16 10
£172,567 1 5 (fn. 1)
Excess in the several quarters ended at Xmas 1717 22,194 7 0
Lady day 1718 16,489 5
Midsummer 1718 15,010 15
Michaelmas 1718 31,800 16 10
£85,495 4
Per Contra.
by the income of the General Fond in and for the quarter ended at Michaelmas 1718 £172,567 1 5
Money Book XXVII, pp. 90–1.
Dec. 13. Letter of direction for issues as follows to the Navy and Forces: out of loans to be made by the payees themselves severally on credit of the Land Tax anno 1719: viz.
to Richard Hampden, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: for the service thereof: for which loans the orders [of repayment] are to be drawn without interest 200,000
to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, upon the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: for which loans the orders [of repayment] are to be drawn without interest 200,000
“the same being intended to be reserved in the hands of the said Treasurer and Paymaster to attend the Treasury Lords' instructions as to the applying and disposing thereof.” Disposition Book XXIV, p. 174.
C. Stanhope to the Taxes Commissioners. My Lords have not yet received your Report concerning the Receiver of Yorkshire, ut supra, p. 636. Please transmit same with all possible speed. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 379.
Dec. 15. Money order for 346l. 14s. 11d. to Heneage Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, being 343l. 19s. 6d. for necessaries by him delivered in Michaelmas term last for the service of said Court, and 2l. 15s. 5d. for 133 days from 3 Aug. 1718 to 3 Dec. inst. [on his fee of 5d. a day in lieu of diet]. (Letter of direction dated 1718–19 Jan. 3 hereon.) Order Book X, p. 207. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 181.
Letter of direction for 60,000l. to Richard Hampden, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans in the Exchequer on credit of the Land Tax anno 1719: and is intended to be reserved in his hands to attend the Treasury Lords' directions as to the applying and disposing thereof. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 175.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. The Bill against clandestine running of uncustomed and prohibited goods and for the more effectual preventing of frauds relating to the Customs is very much called for in the House of Commons. My Lords direct you to transmit same to them with all possible speed with your amendments thereupon. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 379.
Dec. 15. C. Stanhope to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] proposing that stamps may be put upon all silks and linens that shall be imported into this kingdom, as also upon all silks &c. that shall be made here. How far may this advance the revenue and prevent the illegal trade in running such goods? Ibid., p. 380.
Same to Samuel Berwick. My Lords have this day read the memorial of Horatio Walpole, Esq., in relation to your making up and passing your accounts with him as Auditor General of his Majesty's revenues in America. My Lords direct you not to go out of England till you have accounted with him to his good liking for all the money by you received as Receiver of the Casual Revenue of Barbados. Ibid.
Same to the officers of the Exchequer to attend in their respective places till four a'clock this afternoon. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of George Trenchard and John Henly, Esqrs., securities of John Bowdidge, late Receiver [General of Taxes] for Somerset, praying an allowance for his expenses in remitting to London his moneys of Land Tax and House Duties for the years 1715 and 1716 amounting to 111,586l. 14s. 2d. Reference Book IX, p. 412.


  • 1. The quarterly statements of the General Fond occur quite normally in the Treasury Money Book. In every case they are intended as the actuarial basis for a Treasury warrant for the distribution and application of the Fund. But not infrequently the clerk has omitted to enter such Treasury warrant. A typical sample of the text of the warrant will be found infra in Vol. XXXIII under date 1719 April 10. But in every case, whether entered in the Money Book or not, the warrant must be presumed to have been dispatched to the Exchequer and acted upon accordingly.