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Treasury Warrants: December 1718, 16-31

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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, 16–31

Dec. 16. Money warrant for 566l. 5s. 6d. to James Linton, executor of Nicholas Baker, deceased, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Worcester: without account: 100l. for the said Baker's extraordinary charges and services in returning his moneys to the Exchequer in the year 1695 and the remaining 466l. 5s. 6d. for the great expense he was at in 1696 and 1697 in carrying the old money to Bristol and bringing the new money [coined at Bristol] to London, together with the loss of the old money.
Appending: report dated Office for Hides &c. 22 Feb. 1717–18 from the Commissioners for the Affairs of Taxes on the petition of the said Linton, who married the said Baker's daughter. We find by our Books that a Report was made 29 June 1697 by the former [the then] Agents for Taxes by which they allowed him 100l. for the year 1695, “upon which Report we are informed there never was any order granted for payment thereof.” We think it not unreasonable to allow him 466l. 5s. 6d. for expense and loss as above in 1696 and 1697. (Money order dated Dec. 29 hereon.) (For a letter of direction in part hereof see infra under date 1718–19 Feb. 7.) Money Book XXVII, p. 92. Order Book X, p. 218.
Letter of direction for 18,362l. 19s. 9d. to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster General of the Forces: out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on credit of the Land Tax anno 1719: and is for the services following
£ s. d.
in part of 502,719l. 10s.d. for making good the Deficiency of the grants anno 1718.
as in further part of 650,000l. granted for Guards and Garrisons &c. anno 1718: viz. to complete one month's subsistence from Nov. 24 last to Dec. 24 inst. to the Forces provided for in this sum exclusive of the 12 Regiments broke and transferred [to and] upon the Establishment of Ireland
13,755 19 9
for Contingencies upon account: from 25 Dec. 1717 2,500 0 0
as in further part of 35,766l. 5s. 0d. voted for Forces in the Plantations anno 1718, viz.: for the same month's subsistence to the Forces provided for in this sum 2,107 0 0
£18,362 19 9
Disposition Book XXIV, p. 175.
Dec. 16. H. Kelsall (in the absence of the Treasury clerks) to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Deputy Lieutenants, Justices of the Peace and several other gentlemen of the county of Pembroke praying the appointment of a Custom House in the town of Haverford West. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 380.
William Lowndes to the Board of Ordnance to report on the enclosed Report or Representation [missing] from the officers of the late Board of Works proposing the fitting up some rooms in Caesar's Tower (now used for laying divers coarse stones and utensils belonging to the Ordnance) to be a Repertory for the Records of Chancery which lie in great confusion for want of the same. Ibid., p. 381.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to take security from Jonathan Forward of London, tobacco merchant, to be accountable for the produce of the estate and effects of John Goodwin, late of London, merchant, deceased: the said Forward having represented that he is well acquainted with Goodwin's affairs and that there are considerable effects due to him in Virginia, Maryland and other Plantations and hath proposed to go over there and sue for the same for a moiety of what he shall recover: to which the said Commissioners are agreeable on an assignment being made of said Goodwin's debt to said Forward in trust for the Crown.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners dated 13 Nov. 1718 on said Forward's memorial shewing that Goodwin, late of London, tobacco merchant, failed indebted to the Crown in 7,891l. 12s.d. (now reduced to 6,597l. 3s.d.) for Duties on tobacco imported by him and in 11,008l. 18s. 2d. as surety for tobacco bonds of Jonathan Mathews (1,615l. 19s. 2d.), Richard Gatley (8,001l. 4s. 6d) and William Rayner (1,391l. 14s. 6d.). On the 10 August 1711 Goodwin assigned to Mr. Ferne, the Customs Cashier, his debts in Virginia and Maryland and on the 4 April 1713 Ferne assigned them in trust to Mr. Birchfield, Surveyor General of the Southern District of the Continent of North America, with directions from the Customs Commissioners to collect same: but Birchfield, who is lately returned to England, has laid an account of his proceedings before the said Commissioners shewing that not having received any of Goodwin's Books or Papers he was obliged to prefer a Bill in the Chancery Court of Maryland for discovery against the several residents in Maryland who were mentioned in the assignments, which proceeding has been tedious and expensive, and what he has received will not answer the charge of prosecution. The said Forward is assignee under the commission of bankrupt sued out against Goodwin subsequent to the extent, and is possessed of Goodwin's books and papers and well acquainted with his credits and effects in Maryland and Virginia, and it may be chargeable to recover the books out of his hands and to set aside an assignment dated 11 May of several debts amounting to 2,500l. pretended to be made by Goodwin to one Thomas Waple, who being dead has left the said Forward his executor. Out Letters (Customs) XVII, pp. 131–2.
Dec. 17. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 200l. per an. to Sir William Saunderson, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, as an annuity or yearly sum in lieu of certain perquisites and allowances formerly belonging to the said office but released to the Crown: to be payable from the day of the decease of Sir William Oldys, his predecessor in the said office: the said Saunderson having been appointed to said office “by letters under our royal sign manual and the great seal of our most noble Order of the Garter bearing date the 10th day of November in the fifth year of our reign.” King's Warrant Book XXIX, pp. 328–9.
Same to the Treasury Lords to pay 1,057l. to Sir Clement Cotterel, Master of the Ceremonies: without account: 1,000l. thereof to be by him paid over as a present from the King to Don Luis D'Acunha, late Ambassador from the King of Portugal, who has taken his leave and is departed hence: and the remaining 57l. is for fees and charges [at the Treasury and the Exchequer] attending the receipt thereof. (Money warrant dated Dec. 18 hereon.) (Money order dated 20 Dec. hereon.) Ibid., p. 329. Order Book X, p. 208.
Same to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster General of Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces, to pay 6,722l. 16s.d. to Thomas Missing, contractor for victualling the Garrison of Gibraltar, for the moiety of provisions imported [into the stores of and] for the said Garrison June 20, July 9 and Sept. 3 last according to certificates from the Deputy Governor there in that behalf: viz.
£ s. d. £ s. d.
for a moiety of 2,793l. 3s. 11¾d. for provisions imported 20 June 1718 1,396 11 117/8
for a moiety of 4,407l. 13s.d. for the like imported 9 July 1718 2,203 16 65/8
for a moiety of 1,167l. 6s. 0d. for the like imported 3 Sept. 1718 583 13 0
4,184 1
for the moiety of the charge of victualling the persons of which the said Garrison consisted at the rate of 3s.d. each head per week according to the monthly lists thereof signed by the Deputy Governor of Gibraltar and examined by the Comptrollers of Army Accounts, to wit:
for a moiety of 1,011l. 16s.d. for victualling 1,630 persons for 28 days 1718 April 21 to May 18
505 18
for a moiety of 1,012l. 11s. 7d. for same for 1,631 persons for 28 days 1718 May 19 to June 15 506 5
for a moiety of 1,014l. 2s.d. for victualling 1,638 persons for 28 days 1718 Jan. 16 to July 13 507 1
for a moiety of 1,018l. 18s. 10¼d. for victualling 1,642 persons 28 days from 14 July to 10 August 1718 509 9 51/8
for a moiety of 1,020l. 0s. 7d. for victualling 1,643 persons 28 days from 1 Aug. to 7 Sept. 1718 510 0
2,538 14 10¼
£6,722 16
King's Warrant Book XXIX, pp. 330–1.
Dec. 17. Same to the Treasury Lords to pay 1,057l. to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, being 1,000l. as royal bounty to be applied towards the rebuilding the College wherein are educated the children commonly called the King's Scholars and for repairing the school there: and the remaining 57l. for [Treasury and Exchequer] fees on the issue thereof. (Money warrant dated Dec. 18 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 20 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1718–19 Jan. 3 hereon.) Ibid., p. 331. Order Book X, p. 211. Disposition Book XXIX, p. 181.
Same to same to pay 120l. to John Inglis, Marshal of the Ceremonies: without account: whereof 110l. is to be by him paid over as a present from the King to Joseph de Seguera, Secretary to Don Luis D'Acunha, late Ambassador from the King of Portugal: and the remaining 10l. is to satisfy the fees and charges [at the Office of the Treasury and the Receipt of the Exchequer] on the issue of said sum. (Money warrant dated Dec. 18 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 20 hereupon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, pp. 331–2. Order Book X, p. 208.
Money warrant for 250l. each to the Commissioners for Trade (Robert, Earl of Holderness, John Chetwynd, Sir Cha. Cook, Paul Docminique, John Molesworth, Thomas Pelham, Daniel Pulteney, Martin Bladen) for 1718 June 24 quarter on their salaries. (Money order dated 20 Dec. hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 20 Dec. hereon.) Money Book XXVII, p. 93. Order Book X, p. 207. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 177.
Dec 17. Letter of direction for 20,457l. to Francis, Earl of Godolphin: out of Civil List moneys: on the unsatisfied order in his name as Cofferer of the Household: and is intended to be applied to clear the expense of the Household to and for the quarter ended at Michaelmas 1718, “which according to a computation amounted to 24,457l., whereof 4,000l. had been before advanced in part.” Disposition Book XXIV, p. 176. C. Tilson (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Attorney General. My Lords desire you to hasten your report on the case of the Keepers of the King's Quarries in the Isle of Portland. Send it to-morrow. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 381.
C. Stanhope to same to report on a further petition enclosed [missing], to wit from the borough of Tewkesbury, touching the grant of the office of Conservator of the River Severn. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Auditor of the Receipt of the petition of the Contributors of the Fond of Survivorship shewing that several frauds have been committed by persons concerned in the said survivorship and money has been paid to some people although the persons on whose lives the annuities were payable had been dead long before: therefore proposing Rules to be observed by the officers of the Exchequer to prevent the like frauds for the future. Reference Book IX, p. 411.
Same to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Nuthall, Mary Shale and Frances Nuthall, administrators of John Nuthall, late Receiver General of part of Co. Surrey, shewing that about 5,000l. is due to the Crown on the said Receiver's accounts and they are threatened with process: therefore (as trustees of his children who are infants) they pray stay of process till Easter term next, by which time they hope to recover his debts and to dispose of so much of his effects as to clear and pass his accounts. Ibid., p. 412.
Same to same of the petition of Edward Conway, late Receiver General of [Taxes for] Chester and part of North Wales, shewing that he was appointed Receiver in 1709 and the then Agents for Taxes, in consideration of his predecessor's losses, promised him better allowances than usual, whereupon with unwearied pains and with the assistance of his friends and totally neglecting all other affairs he regulated the Districts and made his collections generally attended with 10 horsemen for a month together and was forced to carry up his money in a waggon guarded by 40 horsemen: that he never made any advantage by remittances and he is in eight years' service much worsted in his fortune by the necessary expenses exceeding the usual allowances: and that he has made early and prompt payments of 238,160l. 9s.d.: therefore prays allowance of a fourth penny beyond the usual allowance, as was at first designed, “which amounts to 992l. 6s. 0d.Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Sir Robert Sinclair, bart., Receiver General of the Land Tax of Scotland, shewing that for the safer and more speedy remitting the Land Tax money into the Exchequer he used to remit it in the Regiments' Bills by advancing their subsistence there and taking their bills upon the [Army] Pay Office or [the Regimental] Agents in London; and Letters of Credit were directed to [him] the Receiver for that purpose for furnishing them upon their bills not exceeding such [and such] a monthly sum: that the Regiments going away to Ireland there remains only seven [Regiments] and that only Harrison's, Montague's and Carpenter's take money out of the Land Tax, whose bills will not remit above half thereof; and that no safe bills of exchange can be had from Edinburgh to London under 1½ or 2 per cent. Ibid.
Dec. 17. Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Sidney Godolphin, Esq., Auditor for Wales, shewing that he is in some doubt as to the time [from which] the Receivers of the [Crown Land] Revenues of Wales should commence their respective accounts as the same relate to the money his Royal Highness [the Prince of Wales] is entitled unto by virtue of his grant as Prince of Wales: therefore he prays the Treasury Lords' directions. Ibid., p. 413.
Dec. 18. Money warrant for 575l. to William Popple, Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade, for salary to himself and his Office for half a year to 1718 Sept. 29. (Money order dated Dec. 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1718–19 Jan. 3 hereon.) Money Book XXVII, p. 63. Order Book X, p. 133. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 181.
Same for 217l. to the officers and clerks of the Tally Court: without account: as in reward for levying “in the [Tally] Court of the Receipt of the Exchequer at Westminster” 2,170 tallies of loan on several Aids granted by the late Acts of Parliament: for which tallies they took no fees. (Money order dated 20 Dec. hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1718–19 Jan. 3 hereon.) Money Book XXVII, p. 93. Order Book X, p. 212. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 181.
Same for 216l. to Bernard Turney, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Bucks, for the years 1711–1714: for his extraordinary charges in guarding and remitting his moneys into the Exchequer: “to be paid out of any money which now is or hereafter shall be in the Receipt of the Exchequer arisen and to arise by and out of arrears of Land Taxes pursuant to the late Act of Parliament in that behalf.”
Appending: report dated Office for Hides &c. 21 June 1718 from the Commissioners for the Affairs of Taxes on the petition of the said Turney craving 350l. for his said charges. We think it not unreasonable to allow him 216l., being “after the usual rate of 18l. for each journey. But as to the further sum of 134l. for which no allowance is here made we cannot certify the same as fit to be considered by your Lordships.” (Money order dated 1718–19 Jan. 29 hereon.) (For a letter of direction in part hereof see infra, under date 1718–19 March 3.) Money Book XXVII, p. 94. Order Book X, p. 235.
Same for 88l. 16s. 0d. to Samuel Barnardiston and Mathew Cradock, executors of Sir Pelatia Barnardiston, late Receiver General of Land Taxes and House Duties for 1708 for Co. Suffolk: and is for his extraordinary charges in making early and punctual payments of his moneys into the Exchequer and bringing up the same by strong guards.
Appending: report, ut supra, dated 20 Feb. 1717–18. By reason of his death affidavit cannot be made of the particulars. We advise allowance as above, “being the usual allowance to Receivers of that county.” (Money order dated 1718–19 Jan. 29 hereon.) (For a letter of direction in part hereof see infra, under date 1718–19 March 3.) Money Book XXVII, p. 95. Order Book X, p. 236.
Dec. 18 Money warrant for 704l. to Benjamin Derbie, executor to John Derbie, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Dorset for the years 1703 and 1704 as joint Receiver with the said John Derbie for the years 1705–1711 inclusive and Receiver for the said county in his own right for the years 1712–1714 inclusive: and is for extraordinary expenses in remitting his moneys to London.
Appending: report ut supra dated 5 July 1718 on said Benjamin Derby's petition for 7682. for said charges. We think it not unreasonable to allow him after the rate of 16l. per journey, which will amount to 704l. We cannot certify the remaining 64l. as allowable. (Money order dated 1718–19 Jan. 29 hereon.) (For a letter of direction in part hereof see infra under date 1718–19 March 3.) Money Book XXVII, p. 96. Order Book X, p. 235.
Same for 280l. to William Lynch and Henry Nash as Receivers General of Taxes for Co. Suffolk for the years 1709, 1710, 1715, 1716: for extraordinary charges for guards to conduct their money to London from the several places of their receipt. Prefixing: report, ut supra, dated 1717 Dec. 14 on the petition of said Lynch and Nash craving 430l. for said charges. We think it reasonable to allow them 80l. per an. for 1709, 1710 and 1716 and 40l. for 1715, making altogether 280l., “being something less than the allowance usually made to Receivers of that county. As for the 150l. craved by them for charges of taking out commissions and passing accounts we cannot certify same as fit to be considered by your Lordships.” (Money order dated 1718–19 Jan. 29 hereon.) (For a letter of direction for part of said sum see infra under date 1718–19 March 3.) Money Book XXVII, p. 97. Order Book X, p. 235.
Same for 68l. to John Popham, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Southampton and Isle of Wight for the year 1712: for extraordinary charges of remitting his moneys to London.
Prefixing: report, ut supra, dated 1718 July 5. We advise allowance of 68l., “being the usual allowance to Receivers of that county.” (Money order dated 1718–19 Jan. 29 hereon.) (For a letter of direction in part hereof see infra under date 1718–19 March 3.) Money Book XXVII, p. 98. Order Book X, p. 235.
Same for 278l. 15s. 0d. to Walker Weldon, Esq., late Receiver General [of Taxes] for Co. Kent, for the last half year of Land Tax for 1712 and arrears of the first half year of the Land Tax of 1712, and for 1713 and 1714 and for 3½ years for the Duties on houses: which said sum of 278l. 15s. 0d. together with the sums of 75l. and 50l. formerly allowed to him amount in the whole to 403l. 15s. 0d. and is in full of all his demands for extraordinary services and expenses in his receipt for the said years.
Appending: report, ut supra, dated 1717–18 Jan. 18. On hearing the petitioner it doth fully appear to us that he laboured under great difficulties when he first entered upon the said receipt from the negligence of his predecessor, who had left great arrears uncollected in the country [county] and the general remissness of the country [county] in their payments. By his care and diligence “the said county” hath been brought into a much better method of payment whereby the Government hath reaped considerable advantage both in his time and since by earlier and larger payments than formerly. In the two former reports these extraordinary services were not considered. (Money order dated 1718–19 Jan. 29 hereon.) (For a letter of direction in part hereof see infra under date 1718–19 March 3.) Money Book XXVII, p. 99. Order Book X, p. 236.
Dec. 18. Letter of direction for 10,000l. to Harry Mordaunt on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance: out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on the Land Tax anno 1719: and is intended to be applied to Land services of the Ordnance “and to be esteemed as part of 502,719l. 10s.d. voted to make good the Deficiency of the grants for the year 1718.” Disposition Book XXIV, p. 176.
Order from the Treasury Lords to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a)
Order of the King in Council dated St. James's 16 Dec. inst. that the Treasury Lords forthwith give order to the Customs Commissioners to do all that in them lies to seize and secure in all parts of this realm all ships and vessels appertaining to the subjects of the King of Spain or having goods or effects belonging to them on board, together with all such goods on board or in any of his Majesty's warehouses, and all mariners wheresoever they shall be found being subjects of the said King and to return an account of their proceedings herein “to this Board.” Out Letters (Customs) XVII, p. 135.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of the “Watermen's Company, Rulers et al. thereof,” shewing that the Treasury Lords have by their warrant directed Basil Morgan, [who is] no freeman of their Company, to be an established waterman at the Custom House loco Oliver Peele; therefore praying that the same may be suppressed pursuant to the statute in their behalf. Reference Book IX, p. 413.
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 take in from William Heme five tickets in the 1,400,000l. Lottery anno 1714, to wit Nos. 138546 to 138550 inclusive, which have not been brought to the Office to be entered for orders before the said Commissioners were superseded, by which means the said Heme cannot obtain orders in lieu thereof nor the interest thereon without Treasury direction. Hereon orders in the usual form for the relative principal and interest are to be made out and sent to the Treasury Lords to be signed. Warrants not Relating to Money XXV, p. 145.
Dec. 19. Money warrant for 2,318l. to William Stanhope, late Envoy and Plenipotentiary to the Catholic King: being 2,048l. for 256 days, March 25 last to Dec. 6 inst. (on which day he returned into the presence from the said employments), on his 5l. a day as Envoy and 3l. a day as Plenipotentiary: and the remaining 270l. for one bill of extraordinaries from 1718 Aug. 1 to Nov. 30 in the said service: as allowed by Secretary James Craggs. (Money order dated Dec. 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Dec. 19 hereon.) Money Book XXVII, p. 102. Order Book X, p. 206. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 176.
Dec. 19. Letter of direction for 4,800l. to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on the Land Tax anno 1719: as in further part of 502,719l. 10s.d. voted to make good the Deficiency of the grants for the year 1718: and is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
£
in further part of 650,000l. granted for Guards and Garrisons dec. in Great Britain anno 1718.
for one month's subsistence from 25 Nov. last to the two Regiments of Dragoons and six Regiments of Foot transferred [to and] upon the Establishment of Ireland
4,800
Disposition Book XXIV, p. 176.
C. Stanhope to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the South Sea Company for securing the drawback on the re-shipping of goods now shipped which they are obliged to re-land; together with the draft [missing] of a clause proposed to be passed in some Act of this Session for the Company's relief therein. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 381.
Same to same. My Lords find by your report on the complaints made against the tidesurveyors in London port that you have suspended Stephen Gill, one of that number, for consenting to the filling some bottles of wine on board the ship Artemisia in the year 1715. My Lords are informed that he has otherwise behaved himself well and application has been made for his restoration, having sufficiently suffered by his long suspension. They direct you to restore him. Ibid., p. 382.
William Lowndes to Mr. Ben. Benson and Mr. Campbell. My Lords examined the Master Mason, Master Carpenter and Master Bricklayer [of the Works], who attended this day, touching the contract proposed to be entered into by them for the ordinary repairs of the Works. They find that the following writings were signed by them and remain in your hands: viz.
a writing signed by the said three persons previous to the said contract for transferring “the same,” when executed, over to you.
an instrument for the actual making of the said transfer (the contract being signed on the part of the said three persons), which said instrument was executed by the Master Carpenter and Master Bricklayer, but not by the Master Mason, a writing to indemnify and save harmless the three contractors upon making the said transfer, signed by the Master Carpenter and Master Bricklayer only. A letter of attorney to empower you to receive the money payable by the said contract, signed likewise by the said Master Carpenter and Master Bricklayer only.
My Lords direct you forthwith to send to them the abovesaid several writings or instruments. Ibid.
Dec. 19. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lieut. Col. John Irwin setting forth his pretensions to Half Pay before the time of his being inserted on that Establishment, as also his services and expenses during the Rebellion; therefore desiring relief. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 227.
Dec. 20. Letter of direction for 14,235l. 5s. 3d. to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on credit of the Land Tax anno 1719: and is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
£ s. d.
in part of 147,672l. 5s. 10½d. voted for the Forces in the Plantations, Minorca and Gibraltar and for provisions for Annapolis Royal and Placentia anno 1719.
for two months' subsistence Dec. 25 inst. to Feb. 23 next to the Forces in Minorca
8,524 7 6
for the same for the Forces in Gibraltar 5,710 17 9
£14,235 5 3
Disposition Book XXIV, p. 177.
C. Stanhope to the Treasurer of the Navy. The Treasury Lords desire you to raise 18,926l. 11s. 9d. 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 from the 15th inst.: and to apply the said sum and a further sum of 50,107l. 8s. 3d. (being part of 60,000l. which my Lords directed to be issued to you the 15th inst. out of loans on Land Tax 1719) to the following uses. Out of the said sum of 50,107l. 8s. 3d. the sum of 40,820l. 12s. 4d. is to be esteemed and taken as part of the 502,719l. 10s.d. granted to his Majesty to make good the Deficiency of the grants for the year 1718 “whereof 240,820l. 12s. 4d. is the proportion of the Navy.” The combined sums of 18,926l. 11s. 9d. and 50,107l. 8s. 3d., making 69,034l. in all, are to be applied as follows:
£ £
to the head of Wear and Tear.
for paying the new Course of the Navy, for the remainder of the month of November 1717
1,026
[the month of] December 1717 33,665
34,691
for paying the old Course of the Navy for the month of October 1717 956
November 1717 4,534
December 1717 3,399
8,889
to the head of Wages.
to pay off the Griffin fireship
700
to pay the pilots to 31 Dec. 1717 3,000
3,700
to the head of Victualling.
to pay the new Course of the Victualling for the remainder of the month of November 1717
5,200
December 1717 16,554
21,754
£69,034
“You'll please on the back of the orders for the loans on the Land Tax anno 1718 now to be disposed, to cause warrants to be indorsed in the usual manner for creating the said interest of 4 per cent. per an. from the 15th inst. accordingly and transmit the same hither for their Lordships to sign.” Disposition Book XXIV, p. 179.
Dec. 20. William Lowndes to Sir Isaac Newton. The Treasury Lords desire you to attend them here on Monday morning next at 11 a'clock with a state of such observations and difficulties as may arise to you in the coinage of quarter guineas from the greater space of time necessary in making that coin than in the coining guineas and half guineas. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 383.
Treasury reference to Edward Wilcox and Edward Younge, the late and present Surveyors of his Majesty's Woods, of the petition of John Barton shewing that he was employed by said Wilcox, then Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, as his deputy and by his direction performed several works amounting to 3,000l. and upwards of which there still remains due to him upwards of 1,600l., the greatest part of which is due to workmen employed by him, who are in great want of their money; therefore praying that his account may be stated in order to his relief therein. Reference Book IX, p. 413.
Dec. 22. William Lowndes to the Lord Chancellor enclosing the draft [missing] against the clandestine running of uncustomed and prohibited goods, wherein your Lordship may please to observe that the clauses in the former Bill against which objections were made are either omitted or altered and the clauses standing in this Bill being (as is informed) approved by the merchants principally concerned, the Treasury Lords hope the same may effectually prevent the losses suffered in the public revenues and the insufferable injuries sustained by the fair traders.
(A like letter and draft to the Attorney General.) Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 383.
C. Tilson (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Earl of Carnarvon. My Lords are informed by your Report on Brig. Richards' demand of 3,090l. 7s. 0d. for so much due to his late brother from the Emperor, that the Emperor's account was debited with the said sum. They desire you to send them a copy of the said account so that they may see thereby and by such further information as your Lordship is enabled to give them what further or other sums the Emperor's accounts were debited with which remain unsatisfied in like manner with this demand. Ibid.
Dec. 23. Letter of direction for the salaries to the Judges as follows for 1718 Michaelmas term: viz.
£ s. d.
the Chief Justice of the King's Bench 500 0 0
the three other Judges of the same Court 1,125 0 0
the Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas 500 0 0
the three other Judges of the same Court 1,125 0 0
the Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer 500 0 0
the three other Barons of the same Court 1,125 0 0
John Smith, another Baron [thereof; in Scotland] 250 0 0
Sir William Simpson, Cursitor Baron 25 0 0
the Chief Justice of Chester 182 10 0
the Second Justice there 100 0 0
the six other Judges of Wales 600 0 0
the 11 Masters in Chancery 257 0 0
£6,307 10 0
Disposition Book XXIV, p. 178.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to issue out deputations to such officers of the Excise and Salt Duties as they shall think necessary for searching for and seizing uncustomed and prohibited goods and for the better detecting fraudulent practices in the Customs.
Prefixing: undated memorial from the said Commissioners. The smuggling trade being now grown to a great height and the clandestine practice of unfair traders being spread into the inland counties we pray your Lordships' authority to grant deputations as above “in like manner as your Lordships were pleased to do by your warrant of the 28th March last for the salt officers on the Borders between England and Scotland” (see supra, p. 288). Out Letters (Customs) XVII, p. 135.
Treasury reference to Mr. Sloper and Mr. Merrill of the petition of Edward Clent, executor of Lieut. Col. Thomas Clent, shewing that there was due to his said brother 763l. 4s. 11¾d. for his service in Flanders and a debenture was made out for 463l. 4s. 11¾d., part thereof, and the remaining 300l. was deposited in the Office [? of the Paymaster of the Forces] upon a claim made by a private person: therefore praying that he may have the benefit of the 300l. with interest. Reference Book IX, p. 413.
Dec. 24. Money warrant dormant for 80l. per an. to William Lee as his yearly wages or fee as Latin Secretary, to which he was constituted by a great seal dated 1718 July 16. Money Book XXVII, p. 102.
Letter of direction for 36,083l. 15s. 1d. to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: and is intended to be applied to services as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
in further part of 526,964l. 11s. 8d. voted for Guards and Garrisons anno 1719.
for one month's subsistence to 24 Jan. next to the Forces provided for in this sum: and [is] upon account of pay
32,906 10 5
in further part of 147,672l. 5s. 10½d. voted for Forces and Garrisons in the Plantations, Minorca and Gibraltar anno 1719.
for the same month's subsistence to the Forces in the Plantations: and [is] upon account of pay
3,177 4 8
£36,083 15 1
Disposition Book XXIV, p. 178.
Dec. 24. C. Stanhope to the Earl Stanhope. The Customs Commissioners have sent to my Lords the enclosed extract [missing] of a letter from the Customs Collector of Portsmouth giving an account of a ship stopt there upon suspicion of being bound for Spain with contraband goods. My Lords desire you to lay it before the King for his pleasure thereon. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 383.
Dec. 29. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission of the Customs to consist of Sir Walter Yonge, Sir Mathew Dudley, Sir John Stanley, John Pulteney, Thomas Walker, Sir Charles Peers and Robert Pringle, Esq., in place of the present Commissioners (hereby determined), viz. the said Yonge, Dudley, Stanley, Pulteney, Walker, Peers and Sir Thomas Frankland: with the salary of 1,000l. per an. each. King's Warrant Book XXIX, pp. 333–4.
Same to same for a same for a pension or annuity of 500l. to Sir Thomas Frankland, bart.: payable out of the revenue of the Post Office as from Dec. 25 inst., he having served the late Queen for many years faithfully as Postmaster General and greatly improved that revenue, and having served the present King as a Customs Commissioner and therein demeaned himself with great application and great constancy and steady affection to the King and diligence, but by infirmity of his body is rendered incapable of giving his attendance as constantly as the duty of that office requires. Ibid., pp. 334–5.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to the Treasury Lords (Charles, Earl of Sunderland, John Aislabie, John Wallop, George Baillie and William Clayton) for Xmas quarter's salaries 1718. (Money order dated Dec. 30 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1718–19 Jan. 3 hereon.) Money Book XXVII, p. 17. Order Book X, p. 209. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 180.
Same for 400l. to John Aislabie, Chancellor of the Exchequer, for same quarter on his allowance in lieu of perquisites &c. relinquished. (Money order dated 30 Dec. hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1718–19 Jan. 3 hereon.) Money Book XXVII, p. 22. Order Book X, p. 78. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 180.
Same for 1,250l. to Charles, Earl of Sunderland, President of the Privy Council: for a quarter ended 1718 Xmas on his 1,000l. per an. in lieu of an allowance of 10 dishes every meal formerly made to the President of the Privy Council, and on his 500l. per an. as of the King's grace and bounty, and on his 3,500l. per an. allowance which the King is pleased to make him for the better support of the honour and dignity of that office. (Money order dated Dec. 31 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1718–19 Jan. 3 hereon.) Money Book XXVII, p. 103. Order Book X, p. 211. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 180.
Dec. 29. Same for 462l. 10s. 0d. each to James, Earl of Stanhope; James Craggs, Esq.; and John, Duke of Roxburgh, for 1718 Xmas quarter on their allowance or salary as Secretaries of State.
and for 76l. 19s.d. to said Earl of Stanhope for 281 days from 1717–18 March 20 to 1718 Dec. 25 on his patent fee or salary of 100l. per an. as Secretary of State.
78l. 7s.d. to James Craggs for 286 days 1717–18 March 15 to 25 Dec. on same as same.
100l. to John, Duke of Roxburgh, for one year to Dec. 25 on same as same. (Money order dated Dec. 31 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1718–19 Jan. 3 hereon.) Money Book XXVII, pp. 103, 104. Order Book X, p. 213. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 181.
Money order for 195l. 8s. 4d. to Henry Pelham, Clerk of the Pells, for one year to Xmas 1718 on his allowance of 50l. per an. for locking up his Majesty's treasure; 100l. per an. for attending the Treasury Lords; and 45l. 8s. 8d. per an. for attendance in vacation in lieu of 20l., 16l. 13s. 4d. and 8l. 15s. 0d. per an. anciently allowed him by tally of assignment from the Customs. (Letter of direction dated Jan. 13 hereon.)
12l. 10s. 0d. to Joseph Fox for 1718 Xmas quarter on his allowance for making and keeping the Registers of all public loans in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt.
5l. to Edward Milward for same quarter as Porter attending at the Exchequer Gate: on his allowance for the better securing his Majesty's treasure.
50l. to Francis, Earl of Godolphin, Ranger of Windsor House Park, for half a year to 1718 Xmas for hay for the deer there.
200l. to George, Earl of Halifax, for one year to 1718 Xmas on his allowance for extraordinary business performed in his Office of Auditor of the Receipt. (Letter of direction dated Jan. 13 hereon.) Order Book X, pp. 47, 48. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 185.
Same for 125l. to James Craggs, Samuel Edwards and Charles Hodges, [Trustees for the office of] Ranger and Keeper of Windsor Great Park: for 1718 Xmas quarter for hay for the deer there and for wages for the under keepers, gate keepers and other subordinate officers. (Letter of direction dated Dec. 10 hereon.) Order Book X, p. 180. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 172.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Talmash for 1718 Xmas quarter on his allowance as Lieutenant Governor of Montserrat: out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty. Order Book X, p. 213.
Letter of direction for 3,750l. to Walter Chetwynd on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of certain annual bounties established by the King: and is for one quarter due at Xmas 1716 on the established allowance of 15,000l. per an. towards the relief and support of the poor French Protestants and to be distributed according to the directions in the King's warrant dated 24 June 1718. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 179.
Dec. 29. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt. Please send my Lords a list of the names of all persons having dormant warrants either for salaries [or] pensions at the Exchequer, with the amount thereof and the time to which they are severally paid them. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 384.
C. Stanhope to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed informations [missing] received by my Lords from Earl Stanhope touching the ship Brown, galley, laden with powder and stopped at Portsmouth on being suspected to be designed for Spain, “which ship seems to be the same as was mentioned in an extract of a letter which you transmitted to my Lords,” ut supra, p. 666. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to send to my Lords by Wednesday morning next your Report on the case of the Portland quarries. Ibid.
Dec. 30. Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Treasury Lords to pay 500l. to Thomas Lowther, gent.: without account: to be by him applied and paid to such uses as the King shall direct. (Money warrant dated Dec. 31 hereon.) (Money order dated 31 Dec. hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1718–19 Jan. 3 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 332. Order Book X, p. 204. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 182.
Same to same to pay 620l. to William, Earl of Cadogan, Master of the Robes, as imprest and upon account for his own salary and for all salaries and allowances whatsoever to any other the officers of the Robes for half a year to 1718 June 24 according to the Establishment thereof signed 1716 Aug. 6. (Money warrant dated Dec. 31 hereon.) (Money order dated 31 Dec. hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1718–19 Jan. 2 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 333. Order Book X, p. 212. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 180.
Same to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster General of Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces, to pay to George Treby, Secretary at War, 1,455l. per an. out of the Deduction of 12d. per £ on issues for the said Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces, which Deduction was directed to be made by the royal warrant at the end of the Establishment of the said Guards &c. “which commenced the 25th of December last”: of which sum 1,000l. per an. is to the said Secretary for salary (over and above the sum of 365l. per an. for his underclerks and clerks allowed on the Establishment of the Forces) [the remaining 455l. being for Office clerks and expenses]. King's Warrant Book XXIX, pp. 335–6.
Same to same to pay to the said Treby as Secretary at War 200l. per an. as from Dec. 25 inst. for the rent of a house for him to reside in, “there being none in our gift vacant at present.” Ibid., p. 336.
Same to same to pay to the said Treby 1,000l. per an. over and above the allowance of 1,455l. as above: being the like allowance which the King made to Robert Pringle, late Secretary at War, by royal warrant dated 26 April 1717: to date as from 25 Dec. 1718 and until further order. Ibid., p. 337.
Dec. 30. Same to the Treasury Lords to pay 100l. to Edmund Tigh, gent. as royal bounty, without account. (Money warrant dated 31 Dec. hereon.) (Money order dated 1718–19 Jan. 7 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1718–19 Jan. 3 hereon.) Ibid., p. 338. Order Book X, p. 216. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 182.
Same to same to pay 200l. to Isaac Webb: as royal bounty: and the further sum of 16l. 16s. 6d. to defray the [Exchequer and Treasury] fees and charges attending the receipt thereof. (Money warrant dated Dec. 31 hereon.) (Money order dated 1718–19 Jan. 7 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1718–19 Jan. 3 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXIX, p. 338. Order Book X, p. 215. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 182.
Money warrant for 4,000l. to Prince Charles, brother to the King of Denmark, for one year to 10 April 1716 on his annuity for quitting his pretensions to the Bishopric of Eutin for the good of the common cause [of the Allies against France] as by the great seal granting him the said annuity from 10 April 1714 during the joint lives of his Majesty and the said Prince. (Letter of direction dated 1718–19 Jan. 3 hereon.) Money Book XXVII, p. 100. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 181.
Treasury allowance of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Stamps Duties Office for the half year ended 1718 Aug. 3 as paid by Richard Houlditch, Esq., Receiver General of said Duties. (The bill is divided into six columns headed respectively (1) Stamp Duties further continued from 31 July 1710; (2) Further an Additional Stamp Duty; (3) Additional Duty pro Lottery 1714; (4) Certain New Duties on stampt vellum &c. and on cards and dice; (5) Duties on several kinds of stampt vellum &c. and on certain printed papers &c.; (6) New Duties on policies of Insurance.
The total incidents under these heads are respectively: (1) 2,904l. 5s.d.; (2) 387l. 16s. 11½d.; (3) 327l. 13s. 6d.; (4) 354l. 18s.d.; (5) 322l. 10s.d.; (6) 48l. 18s. 6d. Money Book XXVII, pp. 106–7.
Same of the incidents bill of the Apprentice Duties Office (Stamp Office, Lincoln's Inn), detailed, for one year ended 3 Aug. 1718: total 111l. 17s. 7d. Ibid., p. 108.
C. Stanhope to Mr. Wallop. My Lords understand that at my Lords' last sitting here you carried away the representation made by Mr. Campbell and Mr. Benson about the contract for Works. Please return it as my Lords desire to peruse it before the hearing comes on, which is to be to-morrow morning. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 384.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to direct the respective outport Collectors to pay the 1718 Xmas quarter's established salaries of the officers of the outports: total 11,299l. 18s. 10¼d.
The like for the Customs Cashier to pay the salary bill of the officers of the Customs in the Plantations for same quarter: total 1,700l.
The like for the salaries of the Customs officers of London port for said quarter: total 7,387l. 11s. 0d. Out Letters (Customs) XVII, pp. 136–7.
Dec. 30. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit the export to Italy of goods as follows.
Prefixing: memorial to the Treasury from Henry Furnese. The several parcels of furniture, household plate &c. belonging to Don Joseph Grenaro, a Genoese, were shipped on the Royal Prince lately arrived from Vera Cruz, on which ship the said Genaro had taken his passage to come for England in order to go for Genoa, but was arrested just before the ship sailed. I petitioned the Customs Commissioners for leave to land them and export them for Italy, but they have ordered them to be landed and put in warehouse till further order.
Together with: schedule of said goods (including hangings, china ware, one box with the image of the Virgin Mary &c.). Out Letters (Customs) XVII, pp. 142–3.
Dec. 31. Same to the Customs Cashiers to pay 14l. 10s. 0d. to John Thorowkettle for 1718 Xmas quarter as messenger attending the Customs.
Debenture for 14l. 10s. 0d. to said Thorowkettle for same quarter as messenger attending the Treasury Lords. (Letter of direction for 14l. 10s. 0d. dated 1718–19 Jan. 13 hereon.) Money Book XXVII, pp. 20, 21. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 185.
Same to same to pay 65l. to Mark Frecker, gent., for the service and pains of himself and several clerks employed in the making up Books containing the accounts of the Income and Issues of the Customs, with other the public revenue and taxes: and is for 1718 Xmas quarter. Money Book XXVII, p. 21.
Money warrant for 25l. to Richard Powys for same quarter on his allowance for extraordinary service performed in the Treasury. (Money order dated 1718–19 Jan. 2 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1718–419 Jan. 13 hereon.) Money Book XXVII, p. 22. Order Book X, p. 213. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 185.
Same for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Charles Harrison, Solicitor for his Majesty's affairs in the Exchequer Court, for same quarter as imprest and upon account for defraying charges of prosecutions &c. (Money order dated 1718–19 Jan. 2 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1718–19 Jan. 13 hereon.) Money Book XXVII, p. 23. Order Book X, p. 77. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 185.
Same for 50l. to Anthony Corbiere for same quarter for extraordinary services in the Treasury. (Money order dated 1718–19 Jan. 2 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1718–19 Jan. 13 hereon.) Money Book XXVII, p. 23. Order Book X, p. 214. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 185.
Same for 53l. 7s. 0d. to Philip Ryley and Thomas Spence, two of his Majesty's Serjeants at Arms, for same quarter, being 26l. 2s. 0d. each on their salary of 3s. a day and board wages of 2s. 6d. a day. (Letter of direction dated 1718–19 Jan. 13 hereon.) Money Book XXVII, p. 23. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 185.
Same for 150l. to the clerks of the Treasury for same quarter on their reward as follows for services performed in the Treasury: viz.
£ s. d.
Edward Webster, on 100l. per an. 25 0 0
Mark Frecker, on 100l. per an. 25 0 0
Thomas Bowen, on 100l. per an. 25 0 0
Thomas Lowndes, on 50l. per an. 12 10 0
Robert Burnbury, on 50l. per an. 12 10 0
Samuel King, on 50l. per an. 12 10 0
Charles Chevallier, on 50l. per an. 12 10 0
William Wyatt, on 50l. per an. 12 10 0
William Pitt, on 50l. per an. 12 10 0
£150 0 0
(Money order dated 1718–19 Jan. 2 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1718–19 Jan. 13 hereon.) Money Book XXVII, p. 24. Order Book X, p. 214. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 185.
Dec. 31. Same for 25l. to William Ireland, clerk to the Auditor of the Exchequer: for same quarter for extraordinary services in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt. (Money order dated 1718–19 Jan. 2 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1718–19 Jan. 13 hereon.) Money Book XXVII, p. 24. Order Book X, p. 214. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 185.
Same for 100l. to Charles King for same quarter on his allowance for attendance in the Treasury Office and for necessaries for said Office.
5l. to John Farra for carrying letters for same quarter.
5l. to William Empson for same quarter's attendance in said Office.
5l. to Richard Chetwynd for the like. (Money order dated 1718–19 Jan. 2 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1718–19 Jan. 13 hereon.) Money Book XXVII, p. 25. Order Book X, p. 215. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 185.
Same for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Richard Topham for same quarter as Supervisor of the work of digesting and putting into order the Records lying in Cæsar's Chapel in the Tower. (Money order dated 1718–19 Jan. 3 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1718–19 Jan. 13 hereon.) Money Book XXVII, p. 25. Order Book X, p. 212. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 185.
Same for 25l. to George Holmes for same quarter as the Chief Clerk for digesting the abovesaid Records. (Money order dated 1718–19 Jan. 3 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1718–19 Jan. 13 hereon.) Money Book XXVII, p. 26. Order Book X, p. 58. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 185.
Same for 50l. to Philip Horneck, one of the Solicitors for the affairs of the Treasury: for same quarter's salary. (Money order dated 1718–19 Jan. 3 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1718–19 Jan. 13 hereon.) Money Book XXVII, p. 26. Order Book X p. 58. Disposition Book XXIV, p. 185.
Treasury warrant to George, Earl of Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, to distribute, issue and apply the income of the General or Aggregate Fund as follows for the quarter ending 1718 Xmas to the several and respective uses and purposes specified below pursuant to the Acts of Parliament in that behalf.
Prefixing a state of the General or Aggregate Fond upon the Act 1 Geo. I. [c. 8], for the Bank of England and others for the quarter ended 1718 Xmas:
The Fond is Debtor £ s. d.
to the Bank of England on their annuity of 88,751l. 7s. 10½d. (established in lieu of the annuity of 106,501l. 13s. 5d. out of the Duty on houses) for a quarter due at Xmas 1718 22,187 16 11½
to ditto on their annuity of 100,000l. (in lieu of 2,000,000l. in Exchequer Bills brought in to be cancelled) for the same quarter 25,000 0 0
to ditto on the allowance of 3 per cent. per an. for circulating the sum of 2,561,025l. in Exchequer Bills uncancelled for the same quarter 19,207 13 9
to interest at 1 per cent. per diem on 2,561,025l. in Exchequer Bills [standing out] uncancelled for the same quarter 10,000 0 0
to the Civil List for the same quarter 30,000 0 0
to the 5 per cent. Annuities on 1,079,000l. contributed for the public service anno 1715 and on the allowance of 650l. per an. for management: [to wit all] for the same quarter 13,650 0 0
to the officers of the Exchequer Bill Office on their salaries for the quarter ending at Xmas 1718 162 10 0
120,208 0
balance: being what remains in the Exchequer at Xmas 1718 after satisfaction of all the sums then due and over and above the sum of 196,444l. 18s.d. Surplus reserved in the Exchequer at Michaelmas 1718 23,792 16 11¼
£144,000 17
Per Contra: the Fond is creditor
by the income or produce of the said Fond between Michaelmas 1718 and Xmas following: on
Two Thirds Tonnage and Poundage
26,072 1
Half Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage 36,338 3 11
Duty on Coffee, Tea and Chocolate &c. 12,160 14
increased Duty on coffee, tea and chocolate &c. 9,132 8
15 per cent. on wrought silks 3,000 0 0
Duty on hops 3 19 9
Duty on houses 31,961 1 8
Duty on Foreign Sail Cloth 434 5
25l. per ton on French wines imported 8,663 19 11
Surplus of Half Subsidy at Xmas 1718 16,234 2
£144,000 17
Book XXVII, pp. 116–17.
Oct. 31
[sic? for Dec. 31].
Money order for 50l. to Lyme Regis Corporation for half a year for to 1718 Xmas on their annuity for repair of the Cobb Pier. Order Book X, p. 149.
Dec. 31. C. Stanhope to the Commissioners for Forfeitures in England. My Lords desire to know from you what claims are made, and by you allowed, which will affect the pension of 5,000l. per an. belonging to the late Duke of Ormonde in Ireland and whether or what claims thereupon do still await your determination. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 384.