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|List of Surveyors of the Duties on Houses with their salaries:|
|John Stamford (old)||100|
|Nathaniel Bardolph for Co. Beds.||50|
|Thomas Baylie and Richard Warden for Co. Berks, each||50|
|Thomas Read and Ezekiel Norwood for Co. Bucks, each||50|
|John Thorold and John Morgan for Co. Cambridge, each||50|
|John Edwards and Charles Bhen [Bean] for Co. Cheshire, each||50|
|Samuel Jackson, 60l. per an., and William Gardner, 50l. per an., for Co. Cornwall||110|
|Thomas Pattison for Co. Cumberland||50|
|Robert Hague and Benj[amin] Grainger for Co. Derby, each||50|
|Richard Francis, John Weston and Joseph Davey for Co. Devon, each||60|
|John Read for Co. Dorset||70|
|John Breakes for Co. Durham||50|
|Geo. Mashrother [Masrother] and Joseph Hotham for Yorks, East [Riding], each||50|
|Thomas Williams and Thomas Hansell for Yorks, West [Riding], each||50|
|John Storeaker and John Bowen for Yorks, North [Riding], each||50|
|Hugh Ethersie and Cha. Trench for Co. Essex, each||60|
|John Knight for Co. Gloucester||80|
|John Birt for Co. Hereford||60|
|James Draycot and William Stone for Co. Herts, each||50|
|Charles Darlow for Co. Huntingdon||30|
|John Goodson and Richard Whitmore for Co. Kent, each||60|
|Richard Carter and William Leigh for Co. Lanes, each||50|
|William Draycot and John Musson for Cos. Leicester and Rutland: each||50|
|William White and Richard Ellis for Co. Lincoln, each||50|
|Edward Bavand for London &c., new structures||50|
|Laurence Batten, 40l.; Isaac Masters, 40l.; Richard Rickabee, 40l.; Geo. Browne, 40l.; John Windebank, 40l.; Tho. Newington, 40l.; John Wentworth, 40l.; Francis Lowndes, 50l.; Robert Ewen, 50l.; Tho. Bavand, 40l.; Richard Colton, 50l. for “London &c.”||470|
|Robert Wrenn and Joseph Hales for Co. Norfolk, each||50|
|William Churchill and Richard Taylour for Co. Northampton, each||50|
|William Pulleine for Co. Northumberland||60|
|Samuel Jevon for Co. Notts||70|
|John Wyat, 80l., and John Waldron for Co. Oxford, 50l.||130|
|Andrew Bowdler and William Baldwyn for Co. Salop, each||50|
|Christo[pher] Crapp, 50l., and Robert Baker, 80l., for Co. Somerset||130|
|William Vesey for Co. Southampton||80|
|John Parkes and James Underwood for Co. Stafford, each||50|
|Henry Morris and William Palmer for Co. Suffolk, each||50|
|Joseph Burt and Tho. Charlewood for Co. Surrey, each||50|
|Thomas Bond for Southwark||50|
|John Fuller and John Scrivener for Co. Sussex, each||50|
|John Cater for Co. Warwick||60|
|John Machell for Co. Westmorland||45|
|Jerem[iah] Williams, 50l., and Henry Robins, 60l., for Co. Wilts||110|
|Richard Diggs for Co. Worcester||50|
|William Jones for “Anglesea &c.”||50|
|William Williams for Co. Brecon||50|
|Evan Meredith for Co. Cardigan||40|
|Evan Philips for Co. Carmarthen||40|
|Walter Jones for Co. “Denbigh &c.”||60|
|Edward Thomas for Co. Glamorgan||50|
|Tho. Gwillym for Co. Merioneth||50|
|John Winniat for Co. Monmouth||50|
|John Meredith for Co. Montgomery||40|
|Benj[amin] Couch for Co. Pembroke||50|
|John Chaloner for Co. Radnor||60|
|Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 171.|
|Jan. 2.||Money warrant for 42l. to the Provost and Fellows of Eton College for one year to 1715 June 24 on their perpetuity. Money Book XXIV, p. 223.|
Same for 37l. 6s. 8d. to Thomas Sherlock, Dr. in Divinity, for same time on his fee or salary as Master of the Temple. Ibid.
Same for 500l. to Thomas Lane, Esq., for same time on his annuity. Ibid., p. 224.
|Jan. 2.||Same for 250l. to James, Earl of Findlater and Seafield, for 1715 June 24 quarter on his annuity or yearly pension. Ibid., p. 225.|
Same for 185l. 5s. 0d. to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital for half a year to 1715 June 24 on the annuity for the children of that foundation. Ibid., p. 236.
Same for 40l. to Robert Bertie for one quarter [sic for one year] to 1715 June 24 on the pension of 40l. per an. granted to him during the life of Mary Cock. Ibid.
Same for 40l. to Hugh Harsnet and Daniel Gates for discovering and convicting at the Quarter Sessions at Winchester 12 Jan. 1713–14 Thomas Tanner for exporting 17 bags of wool containing about four hundredweight to France about 18 Oct. 1713. (Money order dated Feb. 11 hereon.) (For the letter of direction hereon see infra, p. 217, date May 7.) Out Letters (Customs) XVI, p. 313. Order Book IX, p. 193.
Letter of direction for 2,500l. to Francis, Earl of Godolphin, Cofferer of the Household: for the service of the Household: and is intended to answer bills drawn by Mr. Brunard for 50 tun of wine bought at Bordeaux for his Majesty's service. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 119.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster of the Forces. My Lords direct that the 408l. 4s. 6d. (residue of the 120,000l. which they authorised you to borrow of the Bank of England Dec. 22 last on a deposit of Land Tax and Malt tallies anno 1715) be applied as follows, viz. upon account for subsistence of prisoners and as in further part of 425,900l. 14s. 6d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1715. Ibid., p. 122.
Same to Lord Guernsey, Master of the Jewel Office. The Treasury Lords desire you to call in the 6,959 ounces of plate delivered to Lord Bingley on going Ambassador Extraordinary to Spain: “in regard he never proceeded on the said Embassy.” Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 33.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, not detailed, of Mr. Leacroft as Treasurer for building [Fifty new] Churches. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, p. 310.
Same to Sir Basil Dixwell, Auditor of Excise, approving of John Ogden to be his Deputy Auditor of Excise.
Prefixing: certificate by the Excise Commissioners that they have no objection to the said Ogden for the said employment. Ibid., p. 311.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant from the Duke of Bolton, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, to Lord Guernsey, Master of the Jewel Office, for the delivery to the Duke of Montrose of 200 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from the King at the christening of his child: to an estimate of 100l. Ibid.
|Jan. 3.||Royal sign manual for 3,600l. to Sir Joseph Hodges, Bart., in full satisfaction of the like sum disbursed by him “for our especial service.” (Money warrant dated Jan. 4 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 4 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 202. Order Book IX, p. 168.|
|Jan. 3.||Money warrant for 25l. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates for 1715 June 24 quarter on the annuity granted by Charles II. Hereof 5l. is to be issued to Ann Tonks pursuant to the Chancery decree of 1698 Oct. 24. Money Book XXIV, p. 185.|
Same for 60l. to Jane Browning, relict of Micha. Browning, late Commander of the Mountjoy of Londonderry, for one year to 1715 June 24 on her pension for the loss of her husband in breaking the bomb [boom] on the river Derry. (Letter of direction dated March 24 hereon.) Ibid., p. 188. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 144.
Same for 13l. 6s. 8d. to William Jones, Apothecary to the Household: for 1715 June 24 quarter on the several fees of 40l. per an. and 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. (Letter of direction dated May 14 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 189. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 161.
Same for 28l. 15s. 0d. to James Chase, Apothecary in Ordinary to his Majesty's person; for same quarter on his fee or salary of 115l. per an. Money Book XXIV, p. 195.
Same for 5l. to the underkeepers of Cranburne Chase for same quarter on the usual allowance for hay for the deer within said Chase. Ibid., p. 223.
Same for 25l. to Anthony Corbiere for 1715 Xmas quarter on his allowance for service performed by him in his Majesty's Treasury. (Money order dated Jan. 4 hereon.) Ibid., p. 225. Order Book IX, p. 168.
Same for 45l. 12s. 6d. to Robert Harmsworth and Edward Salter for half a year to 1715 June 24 on their fee or salary of 2s. 6d. a day as Keepers of the Council Chamber. Money Book XXIV, p. 226.
Same for 36l. 10s. 0d. to same for same time on their allowance for attending the despatch of all orders and business relating to the [work of the Commissioners for] Trade and Plantations. (Money order dated Jan. 11 hereon.) Ibid., p. 226. Order Book IX, p. 74.
Same for 210l. to James, Earl of Berkeley, Constable of the Forest of Dean: to be paid over to the Conservator or Supervisor of said forest and the six keepers thereof for one year to 1715 June 24 on the allowances of 100l. per an. to the Conservator and 110l. and 80l. to the keepers for preserving the young trees and wood there. (Money order dated Jan. 12 hereon.) (For two conflicting letters of direction hereon see infra under date 1716 July 9 and July 11.) Money Book XXIV, p. 227. Order Book IX, p. 174.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill, detailed, and incidents bill, detailed, of the Office for Hackney Coaches and Chairs for 1715 Xmas quarter: totals respectively 200l. and 221l. 9s. 3½d. The salary bill includes 4l. 18s. 7½d. for Daniel Blake and George Clarke, two of the late Commissioners, to 9 Oct. 1715, and 45l. 1s. 4½d. to Charles Barnard and John Idle or their successors from 1715 Oct. 8, and 75l. for the full quarter to the three other Commissioners, John Way, Thomas Sutton and More Molyneux.
The incidents bill includes 2l. 3s. 0d. for five engrossed copies of the bye-laws for coachmen. Money Book XXIV, p. 228.
|Jan. 3.||Money warrant for 75l. to Thomas Hewet, 50l. thereof for one year to 1715 June 24 on his fee or salary as Surveyor General of Woods, Trent North, and 25l. for half a year to 1715 June 24 as same, Trent South. Ibid., p. 229.|
Same for 150l. to Sir Philip Meadows, Kt., senr., for 1715 June 24 quarter on his pension.
500l. to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, for same quarter on his same.
500l. to John, Lord Somers, for same on his same.
125l. to Charlott, Lady Frechville, for same quarter on her pension. Ibid., pp. 230, 231.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to John Roos, gent., for same time on his fee or salary as Chief Engraver of his Majesty's signets, seals, stamps and arms.
10l. to Paul Joddrell for one year to 1715 June 24 on his fee as Clerk of the House of Commons. Ibid., p. 231.
Same for 393l. 11s. 11d. to the Officers of the Works as follows for one year to 1715 Midsummer on their yearly fees or salaries: viz.
|Sir Christopher Wrenn, Surveyor General||45||12||6|
|John Vanbrugh, Esq., Comptroller||13||13||9|
|Benj[amin] Jackson, master mason||18||5||0|
|John Churchill, Master Carpenter||18||5||0|
|Charles Dartiquenave, Esq., Paymaster||36||10||0|
|Thomas Hughes, Master Bricklayer||18||5||0|
|David Lance, Master Plasterer||18||5||0|
|Grimblin Gibbons, carver||27||7||6|
|Christopher Wrenn, Esq., Clerk of the Works||66||13||4|
|Thomas Highmore, Serjeant Painter||10||0||0|
|John Ireland, Master Glazier||19||9||0|
|John Hopson, Master Joyner||52||12||6|
|ditto, more as Purveyor||12||3||4|
|Joseph Roberts, his Majesty's Plumber at Windsor||18||5||0|
|ditto, more as Serjeant Plumber||18||5||0|
Same for 20l. to Samuel Hill for 1715 June 24 quarter on his salary as Latin Secretary. Ibid., p. 232.
Same for 1,000l. to Anne, Duchess of Buccleuch (late Duchess of Monmouth), for same quarter on her pension as by the dormant patent of 1714 Aug. 14. Ibid., p. 234.
Same for 33l. 0s. 10d. to Thomas Chaplin, Esq., for same quarter on his fee of eightpence a day and fee or salary of 120l. per an. as Keeper of his Majesty's Tennis Courts. Money Book XXIV, pp. 239, 354.
|Jan. 3.||Money warrant for 10l. to Dr. Green for 1715 June 24 quarter on his fee as Professor of Physic and Reader of the same in the University of Cambridge. (Letter of direction dated March 5 hereon. This letter is for 40l.: possibly a clerical error.)|
10l. to Francis Dickins, Dr. of Laws, for same quarter as Professor and Reader of Laws in said University. (Letter of direction dated March 5 hereon.)
10l. to Thomas Bourchier for same quarter as Professor of Civil Law in the University of Oxford. (Letter of direction dated March 5 hereon. This letter is for 40l.: probably a clerical slip.)
10l. to Thomas Hoy, Dr. of Physic, for same quarter as Reader and Professor of Physic in said University. (Letter of direction dated March 5 hereon.) Ibid., pp. 239, 240. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 138.
Same for 21l. 4s. 8d. to the churchwardens of the parish of St. Magnus, London, for one year to 1715 June 24 on a perpetuity for the relief of the poor of said parish. (Letter of direction dated March 5 hereon.)
12l. 4s. 0d. to the churchwardens of St. Michael, Cornhill, for same time on their same. (Letter of direction dated March 5 hereon.)
7l. 13s. 4d. to the churchwardens of St. John Baptist, Walbrook, for same time on their same. (Letter of direction dated March 5 hereon.)
7l. to the churchwardens of St. Buttolphs, London, for same time on their same. (Letter of direction dated March 5 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, pp. 240–41. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 138.
Same for 10l. to the University of Oxford for same time on a perpetuity for a preacher. (Letter of direction dated March 5 hereon.)
13l. 6s. 8d. to same for same time on a perpetuity for a Divinity Lecturer founded by the Lady Margaret, Countess of Richmond and Derby. (Letter of direction dated March 5 hereon.)
13l. 6s. 8d. to the University of Cambridge for same time on a perpetuity for a Divinity Lecturer. (In the margin: two later confirmations dated 1717 May 16 and 1719 May 27 of this warrant.) (Letter of direction dated March 5 hereon.)
10l. to same for same time on a perpetuity granted to said University by Hy. VII. (Letter of direction dated March 5 hereon.)
16l. 13s. 4d. to the Master and Fellows of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, for same time on a perpetuity. (Letter of direction dated March 5 hereon.)
10l. to the University of Cambridge for same time on a perpetuity for a preacher. (Letter of direction dated March 5 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, pp. 241–2. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 138.
Same for 25l. for 1715 June 24 quarter on an annuity or yearly pension in trust for the poor ministers of the Isle of Man. Money Book XXIV, p. 242.
Same for 10l. to the Schoolmaster of Southwell for a year to 1715 June 24 on a perpetuity.
15l. to the Vicars [Choral] of the Cathedral Church of Lichfield for same time on a perpetuity.
10l. to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield for same time on a perpetuity to the said Dean and Chapter. (Letter of direction dated March 5 hereon.)
6l. 13s. 4d. to the Vicar of [St. Peter's ad Vincula in] the Tower of London for same time on a perpetuity. (Letter of direction dated March 5 hereon.) Ibid., p. 243. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 138.
|Jan. 3.||Same for 40l. to the Corporation of Clifton Dartmouth Hardness for a year to 1715 June 24 on the perpetuity granted them by Hy. VII. (Followed by: a later Treasury confirmation dated 1718–19 Feb. 16 hereof.) (Letter of direction dated March 5 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 243. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 138.|
Treasury warrant dormant to the Clerk [of the Pipe] and the Comptroller of the Pipe to pay to Nathaniel Booth of Grays Inn, Co. Midd., his salary of 250l. per an. for his office of Surveyor of all Fines, Issues, Amerciaments and Recognizances set, imposed, lost or forfeited (commonly called Greenwax money): out of any of the moneys arising by the said revenue of Greenwax by the hands of the sheriffs, receivers or collectors thereof. Money Book XXIV, p. 245.
Same dormant to the Commissioners for the Duties on Hides &c. and to Sir William Fazakerly, Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for Middlesex, London and Westminster, and to the Auditor of the Receipt to insert in the quarterly salary bills of the said Duties the allowance of 200l. per an. each to the Commissioners of said Duties on Hides (viz. Nicholas Vincent, Paul Burrard, John Williams, Anthony Dawley, Brian Fairfax, appointed by a great seal of 1715 Nov. 24 to be Commissioners for the said Duties and also to be Commissioners for holding correspondence with all Receivers of Taxes in Great Britain and for inspecting, managing and looking after the Surveyors of House Duties in England, Wales and Berwick with the salary of 500l. per an. each, whereof 200l. is to be paid out of the Duties on Hides and 200l. out of the Duties on Houses and 100l. out of the Exchequer): commencing from and including the salary bill for 1715 Xmas quarter, to wit reckoning therein as from the preceding 24 November: furthermore William Walbanke (who was commissioned 1714 Dec. 22 as a Commissioner as above together with the abovesaid Vincent, Burrard, Williams, Dawley and Fairfax, which commission is superseded by the above recited commission of 1715 Nov. 24), is hereby to be paid to the said 24th of November from the time he was last paid on all three of the above allowances.
Further the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for Middlesex, London and Westminster is hereby to pay the further salary or allowance of 200l. each to the said Commissioners: and the Auditor of the Receipt likewise is to pay each the further salary of 100l. per an., all as above. Ibid., pp. 248–50.
Money warrant for 67l. 10s. 0d. to the Warden or Lieutenant of Waltham Forest for 1715 June 24 quarter for the officers of said Forest, viz. 2l. 10s. 0d. to the Chief Ranger; 5l. to the Woodward and Keeper of the woods within the walk of Chapel Henault and 5l. each to the underkeepers respectively of Walthamstow Walk; Leighton, Walwood and Homefrith Walk; Woodford Walk; Loughton Walk; New Lodge Walk; Lambourne Walk; Chingford Walk; Epping Walk; East Henault Walk; West Henault Walk: and 10l. to the four underkeepers of said Forest to be equally distributed amongst them. (Money order dated Jan. 13 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 251. Order Book IX, p. 178.
|Jan. 3.||Money warrant for 50l. 3s. 9d. to Thomas Sebastian Turst for half a year to 1715 June 24 on his fee or salary of 3s. a day and board wages of 2s. 6d. a day as a Serjeant at Arms.|
25l. 1s. 10½d. to Thomas Charnock for 1715 June 24 quarter as a same. Money Book XXIV, p. 359.
Same for 100l. 7s. 6d. to Thomas D'Critz, Esq., for one year to 1715 June 24 as a same.
89l. 19s. 4d. each to Benjamin Hall and Mark Delves for 327 days to 1715 June 24 as same. Ibid., p. 361.
Same for 50l. to Sir Clement Cottrell for 1715 June 24 quarter as Master of the Ceremonies. Ibid., p. 366.
Same for 30l. 8s. 4d. to John Ingliss, Esq., for same quarter on his patent fee of 6s. 8d. a day as Assistant to the Master of the Ceremonies: and 25l. to same for same time on his fee or salary as Marshal of the Ceremonies. Ibid., p. 374.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Walker for same quarter on his fee or salary as his Majesty's Housekeeper at Newmarket. (Letter of direction dated March 24 hereon.) Ibid., p. 389. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 144.
Money order for 195l. 8s. 4d. to Henry Pelham, Clerk of the Pells, for one year to 1715 Xmas on his allowance of 50l. per an. for locking up his Majesty's treasure; 100l. per an. for his pains in attending the Treasury Lords for despatch of his Majesty's affairs; and 45l. 8s. 4d. for his attendance in vacation for dispatch of service incident to his office and [this last fee] is in lieu of 20l., 16l. 8s. 4d. and 8l. 16s. 0d. per an. anciently allowed him by tally of assignment from the Customs. Order Book IX, p. 168.
William Lowndes to Secretary Stanhope. The Admiralty Lords have received a letter from Admiral Baker, complaining of the necessitous circumstances of the Garrison of Gibraltar through the want of supplies of provisions there. The Treasury Lords sent extracts thereof to Mr. Missing's agent asking for an account of the provisions sent thither since the beginning of Missing's contract. I enclose a copy of said agent's reply and of said account [both missing]. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 33.
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5, 9, 12, 17,
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|Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Joseph Ash as a tidesman in Plymouth port loco John Hurst, dismissed (Jan. 3).|
John Shelbury as landsurveyor in Bristol port loco George Sharpless, dismissed.
Joseph Brown as land waiter, ibid., loco said John Shelbury, preferred.
George Groome as a noontender in London port loco Joseph Hillyard, deceased.
Nathaniel Spencer (waiter and searcher and riding officer at Emsworth in Southampton port) as Supervisor of the Riding Officers in the Western Division of Sussex loco Joseph Field, deceased.
Thomas Till as waiter and searcher and riding officer at Emsworth loco said Spencer.
John Gregory as a tidesman in the Inferior List, London port, loco Thomas Thompson, dismissed (Jan. 4).
John Fenn as waiter and searcher at Burnham in Wells port loco Paul Angiere, “whom you are forthwith to dismiss.”
Joshua Fishwick as surveyor of Chichester port loco Joseph Field, deceased (Jan. 5).
Cha. Strahan to be sworn in as deputy to Thomas Turner, a King's waiter, London port: Treasury warrant to the Collector Inwards, London port, to swear him in accordingly.
John Reeder as surveyor, waiter and searcher at Blakeney and Cley loco John Brook, who is forthwith to be dismissed.
— Glover as Commander of the Poole yacht [the Customs yacht at Poole] loco Richard Dore, who is forthwith to be dismissed.
William Saxby as Surveyor General of the Riding Officers appointed for guarding the coast of Kent and Sussex loco Henry Baker, Esq., deceased (Jan. 18).
Thomas Adderly as Surveyor at the Pill in Bristol port loco Charles Symes (Jan. 9).
Richard Knight as a noontender in London port loco Nathaniel Jordan, deceased (Jan. 12).
George Benyan (a tidesman in Bristol port) as a landwaiter, ibid., loco Josua Simpson, deceased (Jan. 17).
Peter Harold, junr., as Surveyor of Customs at Norwich loco William Weddell, who is forthwith to be dismissed.
John Richards as a tidesman at Minehead loco Charles Chappell, deceased.
John Atkinson as an additional waiter and searcher at Blythnook in Newcastle port at 30l. per an.: and George Adamson, the present waiter and searcher there, is to have the 20l. per an. (at present allowed him by incidents) to be put on the Establishment: all as proposed by the Customs Commissioners in regard the exportation of coals and salt from Blythnook is very considerable so that the trade daily increases, 10 or 12 ships being there at a time and the place liable to fraudulent practices, there being only a single officer there at present; therefore proposing additions as above and that these two officers be obliged to keep a boat between them (Jan. 17).
Joseph Peirce as Surveyor of Colchester port loco Richard Peers, dismissed (Jan. 23).
Charles Deyman as a tidesman in the Inferior List, London port, loco Richard Simmonds, dismissed.
William Spry, junr., as Collector of Exeter port loco William Chamberlain, who is to be forthwith dismissed (Jan. 24).
Thomas Vincent as weighing porter and to assist as waiter in Exeter port loco William Comings, who is forthwith to be dismissed (Jan. 27).
George Whittingham as a tidesman in Bristol port loco George Benyon, preferred to be landwaiter there. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 297, 298, 299, 301, 302, 303, 304, 306, 307, 310.
|Jan. 3.||Treasury reference to Hugh Cholmley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Mary Welby, guardian to William Welby, an infant, shewing that the petition of said infant and of one Jo[h]n Welby [see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, p. 492, under date 1715 April 26] for a lease of lands in Denton, Co. Lincoln, had operated so far as a warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for such lease, but the said infant (being one life therein) was not capable by reason of his infancy to make a surrender thereof: therefore praying a fresh grant for two other lives to take place after expiry of the life in being. Reference Book IX, p. 261.|
|[? Jan. 3.]||For the petition of the shipowners of the Pile of Fowdray see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, pp. 845–6, under date 1715 Dec. 3. Ibid., pp. 261–2.|
|Jan. 3.||Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of Samuel Edwards, George Jerman and John Stockwell as paymasters of interest on Exchequer Bills.|
Prefixing: report by John Harding, Deputy King's Remembrancer, on the sufficiency of said securities. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, p. 312.
|Jan. 4.||Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Treasury Lords to pay to the Commissioners for the demolition of Dunkirk (viz. John Hill, Esq., Jasper Clayton, Esq., Col. John Armstrong and Sir James Abercrombie, bart., thereto appointed by commission dated 31 July 1713) the sum of 4,143l. as follows: viz.|
|Out of any arrears of the late Queen's Civil List.|
to John Hill for 89 days at 3l. a day, 1713–14 March 3 to 1714 May 30
|to Jasper Clayton for 241 days 1713 Sept. 10 to Dec. 1 and 1713–14 Feb. 13 to 1714 July 20, at 3l. a day||723|
|to Col. John Armstrong for 306 days 1713 Sept. 10–1713–14 March 9 and 1714 March 30 to Aug. 1||918|
|to James Abercrombie for 326 days 1713 Sept. 10 to 1714 Aug. 1||978|
|Out of the present King's Civil List moneys.|
to Col. John Armstrong for 38 days 1714 Aug. 1 to Sept. 8
|to Sir James Abercrombie for 381 days 1714 Aug. 1 to 23 and 1714 Sept. 17 to 1715 Sept. 18||1,143|
|(Money warrant dated Jan. 24 hereon.)|
In the margin: “This warrant was also cancelled.” [This warrant takes the place of the warrant of 1715 Nov. 25, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, pp. 781 and 842, which in its turn replaced that of 1715 Oct. 7, ibid., p. 781.] King's Warrant Book XXVII, pp. 203–4.
Royal sign manual for 150l. each to Susanna Yelverton and Sarah Slingesby, two of the Maids of Honour to the late Queen Anne: being interest for one year to 1 Aug. 1715 at the rate of 5 per cent. on the sums of 3,000l. “which we intend to bestow on each of them as a marriage portion as Maids of Honour.” (Money warrant dated Jan. 5 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 7 hereon.) Ibid., p. 257. Order Book IX, p. 169.
|Jan. 4.||Same for 1,000l. to Thomas Morgan, gent.: as royal bounty.|
500l. to Thomas Walton, gent.: as same.
100l. to James Benoit: as same. (Money warrants dated Jan. 5 hereon.) (Money orders dated Jan. 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 258. Order Book IX, pp. 170, 171.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to suppress and make void the office of Comptroller of the Works of Windsor Castle granted 10 Feb. 1714–15 to Sir Christopher Wren with the fee of 6d. a day, and likewise the office of Surveyor or Clerk of the Works within the Honor and Castle of Windsor as granted 3 May 1715 to John Ball, Esq., “we thinking it for our service since the order, rule and government of our Works at Windsor Castle are put under the care, conduct and inspection of several of our officers which we have appointed to compose the Board of Works kept at Whitehall.” But the Treasury is hereby authorised to pay to the said Wren and Ball the fees of their said offices due before date of the patent hereby intended and no longer. (The patent hereon bears date 3 Feb. 1715–16.) King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 259.
Money warrant dated Jan. 4 for 300l. to Henry Lowman and Mary his wife for one year to 1715 June 24 on their fee or salary as Housekeeper and Wardrobekeeper of Kensington Palace. Money Book XXIV, p. 225.
Same for 66l. 13s. 4d. each to Thomas Foley and Edward Harley for one year to 1715 June 24 on their salary as Auditors of Imprests. Ibid., p. 226.
Same for 55l. 17s. 4d. to Simon, Visct. Fanshaw, King's Remembrancer, for one year to 1715 June 24 on his salary or allowance as such. Ibid., p. 227.
Same for 2,596l. 9s. 2d. to Samuel Smithin, his Majesty's Goldsmith, for plate delivered into the Jewel Office between Midsummer and Michaelmas 1715.
Appending: certificate by Lord Gernsey [Guernsey], Master of the Jewels, of the gold works and plate so delivered, viz. 33 ounces 10 pennyweight of gold for St. Andrews [Crosses], finely wrought and enamelled, 337l. 10s. 0d.: and 2,609 ounces 13 pennyweight of new gilt plate most part finely wrought, 1,751l. 8s. 8d.; and 1,085 ounces 16 pennyweight of new white plate, great part finely wrought and enchased, 414l. 0s. 1d.; boiling and repairing 1,213 ounces of store plate, 15l. 13s. 11d. &c. (Money order dated Jan. 5 hereon.) Ibid., p. 229. Order Book IX, p. 169.
Same for 462l. 10s. 0d. each to James Stanhope and Charles, Visct. Townshend for 1715 Xmas quarter on their allowance or salary of 1,850l. per an. as Secretaries of State. (Money order dated Jan. 5 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 230. Order Book IX, p. 172.
|Jan. 4.||Money warrant for 5l. to Roger Burgoyne, Esq., Clerk of the Estreats in the Court of Common Pleas, for 1715 June 24 quarter on his fee or salary of 20l. per an. Money Book XXIV, p. 233.|
Same for 40l. to Francis Cudworth Masham for one year to 1715 June 24 on his salary as Foreign Apposer in the Exchequer Court. (Money order dated Jan. 17 hereon.) Ibid., p. 234. Order Book IX, p. 171.
Same for 25l. to Edward Wilcox, Esq., for half a year to 1714 Xmas on his fee or salary as late Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South. Money Book XXIV, p. 235.
Same for 62l. 10s. 0d. each to William Blathwaite, Edward Southwell and Sir Christopher Musgrave for 1715 June 24 as three of the Clerks of the Privy Council.
20l. 10s. 11½d. to the executors of John Povey for 30 days from 1715 March 25 to April 24 (on which day he died) as late a same.
Followed by: certificate by Sam. Clarke, rector, and John Griggson, churchwarden of St. James's, Westminster, of the death as above of said Povey, late one of the Clerks of the Privy Council, at his lodgings in Pall Mall. Ibid.
Same for 41l. 1s. 11d. to James Vernon for 1715 April 25 to June 24 as a Clerk of the Privy Council. Ibid.
Same for 114l. to Henry, Duke of Kent, for 228 days on his fee as Governor and Captain of Windsor Castle, to wit from 1714 Nov. 28 (the day on which he was admitted to that Office) to 1715 June 24. Ibid., p. 236.
Same for 64l. 2s. 1d. to Leonard Thompson, Esq., Treasurer's Remembrancer in the Exchequer Court: for one year to 1715 June 24 on his salary. Ibid.
Same for 96l. 13s. 4d. to John Cooke, Clerk of the Foreign Estreats in the Court of Exchequer, for same time on his fees of 20l., 10l., 33l. 6s. 8d., 26l. 13s. 4d. and 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. for estreating forfeitures of Recusants, and fines and amerciaments &c. (Money warrant dated Jan. 13 for 53l. 6s. 8d. on his fees of 20l., 26l. 13s. 4d. and 6l. 13s. 4d.) Ibid., p. 237. Order Book IX, p. 175.
Same for 11l. 16s. 0½d. to William, Lord Cheyney, Visct. Newhaven of Scotland, for 1715 June 24 quarter on his allowance as Clerk of the Pipe and 15l. for same quarter for drawing down and charging the convictions &c. of Recusants. Money Book XXIV, p. 237.
Same for 4l. to Charles Batteley, Esq., Second Secondary in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office, for one year to 1715 June 24 on his fee: and 26l. 13s. 4d. for same time on his fee for his pains &c. in the execution (for his Majesty's service) of all the Originals transcribed out of the Court of Chancery at the Exchequer.
5l. to Thomas Marriott, Esq., Clerk of the Pleas in the Court of Exchequer, for same time on his fee. Ibid., p. 244.
|Jan. 4.||Same for 40l. to John Pottinger, Comptroller of the Pipe, for one year to 1715 June 24 on his fee or salary.|
10l. to Charles Milbourne, Esq., one of the Secondaries in the Pipe Office, for same time on his same.
10l. to Joseph Cranmer, another [Secondary in the said Office], for same time on his same. Ibid.
Same for 25l. to John Keill, gent., for 1715 June 24 quarter on his annuity for his pains and service in the art of Deciphering. (Letter of direction dated March 24 hereon.) Ibid., p. 251. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 144.
Letter of direction for 4,000l. to Henry Mordaunt, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance: for the service of the Ordnance: to be paid out of the money that shall be paid into the Exchequer by John Midleton as surety for Charles Eversfield, late Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance, towards the said Eversfield's debt as such. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 120.
Same for 750l. each to Secretary Visct. Townshend and Secretary Stanhope: as secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 123.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated 1715 Nov. 19 from the Duke of Bolton, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, to Lord Guernsey, Master of the Jewel Office, for the delivery of 200 ounces of gilt plate to his Excellency Signior Tron [Nicolo Tron], Ambassador Extraordinary from the Republic of Venice, as a present from the King at the christening of his child: to be made into such vessels and after such fashion as his Excellency shall direct: to an estimate of 100l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, p. 312.
Same for same of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant to the Board of Works for the provision of six presses of wainscot and some other alterations at the Signet Office in Whitehall for the preservation of the Records there kept and for the better accommodation of the said Office: to an estimate of 112l. Ibid., p. 37.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to deliver up the bonds of John, Lord Delawar, as late one of the four Tellers of the Receipt: he having produced to the Treasury Lords his quietus est testifying his having accounted in the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 310.
|Jan. 5.||Royal letters patent granting to John Fortescue Aland, Esq., the office of one of his Majesty's Learned Counsel in the Law: with the fee of 40l. per an. King's Warrant Book XXVIII, p. 195.|
Money warrant for 200l. to Dr. Richard Bentley for one year to 1715 June 24 on his fee or salary as Library Keeper to his Majesty. Money Book XXIV, p. 232.
Treasury warrant to William Lechmere, Register and Comptroller of the Lotteries Nos. 1, 2, 3 anno 1712 [as by 10 Anne, c. 18], and to Thomas Jett, Paymaster of said Lotteries, to pay and apply the sum of 68,351l. 0s. 11½d. as follows: viz.
|to complete 67,755l. 12s. 0d. for six months' interest to 24 June 1715 on the principal sum of 2,258,520l., being the reduced principal of the tickets in the said Lotteries||14,020||6||5|
|towards answering and paying 67,755l. 12s. 0d. for six months' interest to 25 Dec. last on the same principal||54,330||14||6½|
|the principal sum in tickets fortunate and unfortunate in the said Lotteries having been reduced [by repayments] from 2,341,740l. to the said sum of 2,258,520l., on which the interest at 6 per cent. is 135,511l. 4s. 0d.|
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt that the Rates and Duties appropriated to the said Lotteries by the Act 10 Anne, c. 18, for raising the yearly fond of 168,003l. for payment of principal and interest thereof, had produced in the half year ended 1715 Dec. 25 the sum of 68,351l. 0s. 11½d. Money Book XXIV, p. 233.
|Jan. 5.||Money warrant for 400l. to Robert Walpole, Chancellor of the Exchequer, for 1715 Xmas quarter on his allowance for relinquishing certain perquisites and profits formerly enjoyed by the Chancellor and Under Treasurer of the Exchequer, as over and above the Chancellor's fees amounting to 200l. per an. payable at the Exchequer and his robes and vestures out of the Great Wardrobe amounting to about 34l. 13s. 4d. per an. (Money order dated Jan. 7 hereon.) Ibid., p. 234. Order Book IX, p. 170.|
Same for 17l. 5s. 0d. to Henry, Earl of Rochester, Ranger or Keeper of his Majesty's Park called New Park at Richmond: without account: to be paid over to the underkeepers &c. thereof for 1715 June 24 quarter, viz. 5l. to Theophilus Woodward, an underkeeper; 6l. 5s. 0d. to Edward Waldrich, a ditto; 2l. 10s. 0d. to the bailiff and 3l. 10s. 0d. to Henry Badger, moletaker. (Money order dated Jan. 7 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 238. Order Book IX, p. 172.
Same for 27l. 7s. 6d. to same for same quarter on his fee of 6s. a day as Keeper of said Park. Money Book XXIV, p. 238.
Treasury letters patent constituting Samuel Edward, Geo. Jerman and John Stockwell as officers to pay the interest on Exchequer Bills with 750l. per an. for their services and for the maintenance of clerks and incidents. The instrument of 1714 Nov. 16 which appointed Samuel Edwards, Charles Low and Thomas Fletcher to the same office is hereby revoked. Warrants not Relatinq to Money XXIII, pp. 309–10.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant from the Duke of Bolton, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to the Honble. Grey Maynard, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, of particulars as follows for the use of the Princess of Wales, viz. one large blanket, the top white satin and the bottom white sarcenet quilted with otter down; one sarcenet blanket quilted with otter down for the cradle; two small down beds covered with white satin to lay the child on when taken out of the cradle; one ditto mattress covered with yellow mohair; a small crimson damask canopy trimmed with silk Arras lace to stand over the cradle and a Smyrna carpet to lay over it: also to order the backs and seats of the black japanned chairs with two window seats in the new Dressing Room to be quilted with blue double woosted Camblet trimmed with lace: to a total of 148l. Ibid., p. 316.