Treasury Warrants
January 1716, 16-20

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'Treasury Warrants: January 1716, 16-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 30: 1716 (1958), pp. 75-87. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85299 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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January 1716, 16–20

Jan. 16.Same dormant dated same to Robert Walpole, late Paymaster of the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces, and Henry, Earl of Lincoln, present same, to pay the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Army (viz. Sir Philip Meadows, junr., Kt., and James Bruce, Esq.), thereto appointed by patent dated 1714–15 Feb. 17, the yearly sum of 900l. without account to defray the whole charge of their Office with respect to house rent, incidents, salaries to clerks and other officers: and to place same to the head of Contingencies of the Army. King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 260.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 50,000l. to William Clayton, Esq.: as imprest: to pay such pensions, annuities, bounties or other sums as the King has or may direct by any Establishment under his hand. (Money warrant dated Feb. 18 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Jan. 26.) (Money order dated Feb. 18 hereon.) Ibid., p. 261. Money Book XXIV, p. 375. Order Book IX, p. 192.
Jan. 16.Orders, Rules and Directions under the royal sign manual: to be observed by the Board of Works [as additional to those of April 29 last, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, pp. 493–6]:
(1) Any three or more of the said Board shall be a quorum instead of four as in the Orders of April 29 last.
(2) The several buildings, Barracks, Infirmary and other places in the Savoy belonging to the King or used for the accommodation of the Forces there; likewise all the stabling, coach houses and other houses and buildings belonging to us in our several Mews shall be under the care and inspection of the said Board of Works, and the same rules &c. concerning repairs &c. are to be observed therein as in any other the King's buildings; but the expense thereof is to be kept separate and distinct as also what part thereof is for the accommodation of the Forces, so that the Treasury may (if they see cause) direct same to be paid out of the Contingencies of the Forces [and not out of the Civil List].
(3) Inasmuch as the Works in Windsor Castle are now united and annexed to the Office of the Works in General the several fees following payable to the Officers of the Works at Windsor are hereby to be paid to 30 June 1715 and thereafter to cease, that is to say:
the Comptroller2s. a day.
the Surveyor2s. a day.
the Receiver and Paymaster2s. a day.
the Purveyor12d. a day.
the Gatekeeper8d. a day.
the Keeper of the Timber Yard8d. a day.
the Clerk to the Comptroller12d. a day.
the Clerk to the Surveyor12d. a day.
the Clerk to the Paymaster12d. a day.
the Master Carpenter6d. a day.
(4) It is our express will and pleasure that the Clerk of our Works at Somerset House shall enjoy in the right of his office the lodgings there now in the possession of M. de Malauze, and the Board of Works is to make this known to the [Lord] Chamberlain of the Household so as the said M. de Malauze may be removed out of the same with all convenient speed and the said Clerk of the Works be put into possession thereof accordingly.
(5) And whereas the Board of Works have stated, examined and passed all the bills and expenses in the Office of Works from our accession to the last day of Sept. 1715 and have therein (as we are well informed) pursued with as much care and exactness as possible the orders established relating to the passing of bills and expenses of the Office of Works we do hereby declare that we are well satisfied with what our said Board have done in passing and allowing the said bills and expenses to the said date and do authorise allowance thereof to be given in the account of the Paymaster of the Works accordingly, although the said bills and expenses or the works to which they have relation may not have been regulated in all points conformable to our said Orders and Rules.
King's Warrant Book XXVII, pp. 262–3.
Jan. 16.Royal warrant to Robert Walpole, late Paymaster General of the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces, and to the present Paymaster General thereof to pay to William Pulteney, Secretary at War, a further sum of 1,000l. per an. (out of the poundage deducted from the pay of the Forces) as from June 24 last as additional to the 1,455l. per an. payable to him under the royal warrant of 20 July 1715 for the support of himself and maintenance of his under officers and clerks. The present addition is in regard of his fidelity and good service and great care and trouble in the execution of his said office. Ibid., p. 263.
Royal sign manual for 500l. to Thomas Lowther: without account: to be by him paid and applied to such uses as the King has directed. (Money warrant dated Jan. 17 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 18 hereon.) Ibid., p. 264. Order Book IX, p. 173.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 50,000l. to Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance: as imprest for land and sea services of the Office of Ordnance. (Money warrant dated Feb. 3 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Jan. 26.) (Money order dated Feb. 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 264. Money Book XXIV, pp. 368, 183.
Same to same for a same to discharge Paul Methuen from [liability to account for or to return into the Jewel Office] plate to the value of 2,509l. 8s. 2d. (being 5,850 ounces of white plate and 1,118 ounces of gilt plate) delivered to him out of the Jewel Office 20 Dec. 1714 [on his going] as Ambassador Extraordinary to the Catholic King: no part of the said plate having been returned into the Jewel Office. King's Warrant Book XXVII, pp. 265–6.
Royal sign manual for 113l. to Capt. Adam Williamson: out of Civil List money: for so much expended in our service in going upon several expresses and 100 guineas more as royal bounty in recompense for his care and diligence in the said services. (Money warrant dated Jan. 18 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 28 hereon.) Ibid., p. 270. Order Book IX, p. 179.
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 six pewter chamber pots, 18 pewter candlesticks, six pair of snuffers and pans and two close stools for the use of the peers in Westminster Hall at the trial of the Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer: likewise 11 pieces of crimson paragon for covering the two closets: and for window curtains in the Court of Wards with mattin &c.; also crimson silk taffeta curtains for the King's Closet in the Hall: to an estimate of 110l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, p. 321.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to Charles, Duke of Grafton, and Henry, Earl of Galway, Lords Justices of Ireland, to pay 10,000l. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance, England, together with the costs of remittance [or loss by exchange]: being for the purchase of 10,000 musquets with a suitable quantity of ammunition which the King intended for the supply of the magazines in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 26.
Jan. 17.Royal sign manual for 300l. to John Kemp, gent.: as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Jan. 18 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 18 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 261. Order Book IX, p. 174.
Royal warrant to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster General of the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces, to pay to the Bank of England 6,000l. which the King thinks it just and reasonable to allow to them for the charges and damage by them sustained in making loans as follows and procuring money instead to support their own credit: the said Bank having lent moneys for the service of the Forces upon Parliamentary securities repayable in two months at 5 per cent. interest: to wit to Robert Walpole, Esq., late Paymaster of the Forces, several sums amounting to 149,007l. 14s. 4d., whereof 51,000l. on July 15 last, 38,007l. 14s. 4d. on Aug. 25 last and 60,000l. on Sept. 30 last: and to the [Earl of Lincoln], present Paymaster of the Forces, several sums amounting to 170,000l., whereof 50,000l. on Oct. 31 last and 120,000l. on Dec. 22 last: making in all 319,007l. 14s. 4d.: and the Bank, notwithstanding the difficulty of their own affairs occasioned by the present Rebellion and the disorders accrued thereby to the public credit, did not only (for the ease of our service in relation to our Forces) forbear [to exact] the repayment of such of the said sums as ought to have been repaid to them with interest at the times aforesaid and put themselves to great charges in borrowing money instead thereof to supply their own credit, but with a becoming cheerfulness did advance the lastmentioned sum of 120,000l. to carry on our said service which might have suffered for want thereof. King's Warrant Book XXVII, pp. 266–7.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 10l. per an. to Mark Anthony and John Baynes for their office of Searcher of Sandwich port. Money Book XXIV, pp. 355, 358.
Money order for 25l. to Francis, Earl of Godolphin, for 1715 Xmas quarter on his allowance for hay for the deer in the House Park at Windsor. Order Book IX, p. 151.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated 1715 July 29 from the Duke of Bolton, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for particulars as follows for his Majesty's Chapel at St. James's, viz. a carpet and two cushions for the Altar Table; a cloth for the Altar; covers for two stools at the Altar; a carpet for the Reading Desk; a pulpit cloth and cushion; a Canopy carpet; curtains lined with silk [and] cushions for the Dean of the Chapel's seat; a curtain for the Archbishop of Canterbury and cushions for the Lords' seat, all of crimson velvet with gold and silver fringe, and the Altar carpet and pulpit cloth to be paned with white damask embroidered with borders of gold and silver and a large gold fringe; a window curtain of crimson taffety silk; curtains and cushions for the organ loft of the same; quilts for the seats and benches of crimson paragon and 12 cushions of the same for common use: to an estimate of 880l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, pp. 321–2.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to permit the following merchants to reduce imported brandy to proof or to make post entries, viz. Joshua Cary, Rowland and William Tryon, Joseph Low, William Johnson, John Richardson, Thomas Townesend, Samuel Stanfield, Richard Tidswell, Jeremiah Callyne, Josiah Kinne, Edmund Bryer, Jonathan Barras, Sir Gilbert Heathcott, James Goheir, Capt. Blacket, Capt. Plumb, Capt. Richmond, Capt. Lux, Micajah Perry, Charles Statham, Jonathan Perry, Thomas Mitchell, William Collins and James Houghton.
Prefixing: said Commissioners' report on said merchants' petition. Ibid., p. 237.
Jan. 17.Same to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against George Howell, late Receiver General of Taxes for South Wales (for Cos. Cardigan, Carmarthen, Glamorgan and Pembroke).
Prefixing: report from the Commissioners for the Affairs of Taxes dated 1715 Dec. 31 on the petition of said George Howells, shewing that he has suffered great hardships from a very rigorous prosecution carried on against him by Mr. Huggins, formerly Solicitor for the Taxes Office, his estate extended and his person confined till discharged by the Barons of the Exchequer, nevertheless he has reduced his debt to 2,824l. 5s. 0d., towards which he craves allowance of 2,655l. 3s. 11d. reported to be due to him for extraordinary allowances, and a further allowance for remitting [by Exchequer Bills] the sum of 17,517l. 19s. 8d., part of the Land Tax money for the years 1707–1710 inclusive, after the rate of 3d. per pound as usual, and likewise 65l. 2s. 6d. and 4l. 5s. 0d. paid by him for recruits on the Irish Establishment for the years 1708 and 1709.
Hereon the Commissioners report that they believe that petitioner was a great sufferer by the said prosecution and that the debt to the Crown might have been secured without such proceedings. His balance and allowances due as above are correct. He has likewise overpaid 21l. on the Duties on Marriages. His debt is thereby reduced to 99l. 13s. 8d. It likewise appears by our last report to your Lordships of 1714–15 Jan. 14 that he was not considered for such sums of money as had been paid into the Exchequer by Exchequer Bills, upon a supposition that the said Bills had been received [by him] and remitted by him out of the country: but he has made it appear by affidavit that all the money received by him or his Deputies was remitted [to the Exchequer] either in specie or by bills of exchange. We are of opinion that there is the same reason for allowing him 3d. per pound for the remittance of the said 17,517l. 19s. 8d. as for the rest of the money paid by him in specie. If allowed this will make 218l. 19s. 0d., which will leave his account in surplus 119l. 5s. 10d. Ibid., p. 325.
Same to same to make forth a particular, to be signed by yourself, of the extended estates of Joseph Quash, late Receiver General of Taxes for part of Co. Devon, “and transmit the same to us for his Majesty's service with all speed.” Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 183.
Jan. 17, 23,
26.
Treasury commission to William Gardner to be an additional officer for survey of the Duties on Houses in “other” part of Co. Cornwall. (Treasury warrant to the Receiver General of said Duties for said county to pay him 50l. per an. salary.)
Philip Pott as same [in Co. Midd.] loco Francis Lowndes, deceased (Jan. 23). (The like warrant to the Receiver General for Co. Middlesex to pay him 50l. per an. salary.)
Henry Gillman as Surveyor of Houses [Co. Bucks] loco Ezekiel Norwood, deceased (Jan. 26). (The like warrant to the Receiver General for Co. Bucks to pay him 50l. per an. salary.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 162, 170.
Jan. 17.Treasury warrant to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for Co. Cornwall to pay 60l. per an. to Samuel Jackson as Surveyor of the said Duties for part of Co. Cornwall: the former warrant for 70l. per an. to him being hereby vacated. Ibid., p. 170.
Jan. 18.Money warrant for 34,207l. 13s. 9d. to the Bank of England for 1715 Xmas quarter on their allowance of 3 per cent. per an. for circulating Exchequer Bills: to wit for circulating the sum of 4,561,025l. in the said Bills which remained during the said time undischarged: to be satisfied out of any moneys in the Exchequer of the General or Aggregate Fund except such parts thereof as are requisite to satisfy the Deficiency of the 1714 Lottery Fund [by 13 Anne, c. 18, and 1 Geo. I., c. 2] at Michaelmas last: the Act of 1 Geo. I., St. 2, c. 12, for enlarging the Fond of the Bank of England having provided that the allowance of 3 per cent. per an. to the Bank for circulating Exchequer Bills and the allowance of interest at 2 pence [per 100l.] per diem [to holders] on all the said Bills should in the first place be paid out of the General or Aggregate Fund established by the said Act [of 1 Geo. I., St. 2. c. 12] with preference to all other payments out of the said General Fund.
Prefixing: certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt dated 1715 Dec. 31 of the quarter's interest at 3 per cent. due as above on the said amount of Exchequer Bills standing out uncancelled [on the 25th Dec. 1715].
Memorandum: There remained in the Receipt of the Exchequer the 25th Dec. 1715 for the service of the said Bills [the following moneys, viz.]:
£s.d.
on Half Subsidy [of Tonnage and Poundage as granted by 6 Anne, c. 48, and made perpetual by 7 Anne, c. 30] since 1 Aug. 17148,405100
Coffee Duty [granted by 6–7 Wm. III. and made perpetual by 7 Anne, c. 30] since 23 June 17143,6294
Additional Duty on Coffee [granted by 3–4 Anne, c. 18, and made perpetual by 7 Anne, c. 30] since ditto1,005811½
Two Thirds Tonnage [and Poundage granted by 3–4 Anne, c. 3, and made perpetual by 7 Anne, c. 30] since 8th March 17114,36416
15 per cent. on Wrought Silks &c. [granted by 11–12 Wm. III., c. 3, and made perpetual by 7 Anne, c. 30] continued since 23 June 17141819
Duty on Hops [granted by 9 Anne, c. 13, and made perpetual by 1 Geo I., St. 2, c. 12] since 1 Aug. 171521757
£17,6414
(Money order dated Jan. 20 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 357. Order Book IX, p. 176.
Jan. 18.Same for 20,000l. to Samuel Edwards, Geo. Jerman and John Stockwell, Paymasters in this behalf, as imprest to pay interest on Exchequer Bills not only to the Tellers of the Receipt for so much as they shall allow for such interest at 2 pence per cent. per diem to payers or lenders of [on] the said Rills at the respective times of their paying or lending [on] the same, but also to persons or bodies holding such Bills on which six months' interest or more shall be due and unpaid, although the said Bills shall not have circulated through his Majesty's revenue or Taxes. (Money order dated Jan. 20 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 358. Order Book IX, p. 175.
Henry Kelsall (in the absence of the Treasury Secretaries) to the Commissioners for the Stables [the Commissioners for the Office of Master of the Horse]. Send my Lords a list of all the officers on the Establishment of the Stables at the death of the late Queen and of those who are continued or placed upon any list or Establishment of the Stables since his Majesty's accession. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 38.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Wisdom et al., prisoners in Horsham gaol for a fine of 60l. each for transporting wool; praying their liberty, they being in a starving condition. Reference Book IX, p. 262.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant of 1715 Oct. 30 to the Board of Works for the provisions of dens and huts for the lyons and other beasts in the Tower of London: to an estimate of 125l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, p. 37.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to deliver up the surety bonds of Basil, Earl of Denbigh, as one of the four Tellers of the Receipt, he having produced his quietus to the Treasury Lords. Ibid., p. 319.
Same to the Salt Commissioners to employ an officer at 40l. per an. for the inspection of the old salt work at Flimby which Mr. Adam Craike of Flimby has rebuilt and set to work.
Prefixing: said Commissioners' memorial dated 1715 Oct. 11 proposing such officer. Ibid.
Same to Thomas Foley, one of the Auditors of Imprests, to allow the salaries and incidents items in the Salt Commissioners' account for the year 1713.
Prefixing: said Foley's report on said account. The allowances are increased by 200l. 2s.d., which they allege was occasioned by the appointment of new officers. The whole amounts to 11,493l. 11s. 2¼d. Ibid., p. 320.
Treasury letters patent appointing Philip Horneck to be Treasury Solicitor (Solicitor for negotiating and looking after the affairs of the Treasury) loco Henry Baker, gent., deceased: with the usual salary of 200l. per an. Ibid., p. 324.
Jan. 19.William Lowndes to Mr. Aislabie, Treasurer of the Navy. My Lords direct you to apply to the payment of wages the sum of 20,000l. out of the moneys raised by you on the tallies and orders on the Land Tax anno 1715. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 123.
Jan. 19.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to stay proceedings upon the assignment made in July 1712 to the Customs Cashier of several debts in America due to Peregrine Browne, late of London, merchant, amounting in all to 1,548l. 14s.d.: as towards his debt due for tobacco Duties; his widow, Mary Browne, having offered to make over to the Crown all his estate real and personal in Maryland for payment of said debt and to send her son to America to assist in recovery thereof upon condition that after the satisfaction of a debt due by law to Richard Bennet, Esq., and costs of suit she be allowed one third of the remainder: which the Treasury Lords approve.
Prefixing: report by said Commissioners on said Mary Browne's petition. The abovesaid assignment was by the Customs Cashier assigned over to Mr. Birchfield, Surveyor General of the South Continent of America, for the use of the Crown, and he was directed by all legal methods to recover same and remit same to the Customs Cashier but he has not hitherto been able to recover any of the said debts. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 305–6.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of William Bowen, an extraordinary landcarriageman in London port, shewing that the said Commissioners say they cannot continue him in that employment without further directions from the Treasury. Therefore praying to be continued. Reference Book IX, p. 263.
Same to Thomas Hewet, Surveyor General of Woods, of the memorial of the Earl of Godolphin shewing that the Little Park at Windsor is in great want of many things as pallisadoes, deer pens &c., therefore praying directions for same. Ibid.
Jan. 20.Royal warrant dated St. James's to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster General of Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces, to pay to the Earl of Carnarvon, late Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad (out of moneys imprested to you at the Exchequer of Contributions for 5 per cent. Annuities anno 1715), the sum of 248,500l. upon account, to be applied and paid over by him towards satisfying the moneys due for [Treaty] Subsidies [to Foreign Princes] and arrears or other debts upon account of the Land Forces during the time that he continued as Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: and is to be esteemed as part of the 250,000l. appropriated out of the Supplies granted by Parliament for the year 1715 for that purpose [see supra, p. 3]. This warrant is to be entered with the Auditors of Imprests in order that the said Earl of Carnarvon may be surcharged with the said sum in his account. King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 268.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for allowance to be made as follows to John Holbech in his interim account for the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber: all by reason that John, Visct. Fitz Hardinge, some time since deceased, was at his decease Treasurer to the Chamber to Queen Anne, and for the interim between his death and the appointment of his successor the said Holbech did deduct moneys from the servants of her said late Majesty for the fees usually paid to the Treasurer of the Chamber; which deducted moneys amounted to 1,943l. He is hereby to be surcharged therewith. And in regard that the far greatest part of the fees so received became payable for moneys due for arrears to the said servants before the decease of the said Visct. Fitz Hardinge the King is graciously pleased to grant and allow to the executors of the said Visct. 1,300l. out of the said 1,943l. and that the remaining 643l. shall be retained by the said Holbech not only to recompense his own trouble, care and pains in transacting the affairs of the said Office but also in satisfaction of all charges and demands whatsoever for or upon account thereof. Ibid., pp. 268–9.
Jan. 20.Royal sign manual for 289l. to Edward, Earl of Clarendon, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Court of Hanover: in satisfaction of one bill of extraordinaries [not detailed, for the quarter] 1714 June 19 to Sept. 20 in the said service. (Money warrant dated — hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 28 hereon.) Ibid., p. 271. Order Book IX, p. 177.
Same for any sum or sums not exceeding 5,000l. [in the whole] to Casper Frederick Henning: for the use and service of the Privy Purse: without account. (Money warrant dated Jan. 30 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 1 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 272. Order Book IX, p. 179.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for passing as follows the accounts of John Chetwynd, Envoy Extraordinary for the late Queen Anne to the Court of Turin, of moneys amounting to 169,253l. 2s. 0d. and 82,037l. 1s. 8d., making together 251,290l. 3s. 8d. as follows: and likewise the account of the Reverend Richard Hill for 1,000l.: all as follows, viz. the said Chetwynd received considerable sums of money from James, now Earl of Carnarvon (then James Brydges, Esq.), late Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad, viz. 169,253l. 2s. 0d. paid or remitted to him at several times in 1707 and 1708, part thereof to be applied in defraying the charges of providing shipping and provisions for the transportation of German and Italian Troops from Italy to Spain in those years; and the other part to be remitted by him to Spain for the use of the Forces of the said late Queen Anne serving in that country: and the further sum of 82,037l. 1s. 8d. remitted to him in the year 1710 for providing necessaries and defraying the charges of making the campaign in Piedmont in the said year. The said sums amount together to 251,290l. 3s. 8d. and the said Chetwynd has rendered his account of the application and expenditure of the said sums to Edward Harley, one of the Auditors of Imprests. Thereupon the said Harley has reported in his state of the accompt of the charges of the campaign in Piedmont for the year 1710 that the accomptant made sundry payments for that service in livres of Piedmont at 14 pence sterling per livre, viz. as follows: 48,886l. 9s. 1d. for the hire of mules for the Army during the campaign, for which the accomptant hath produced the contract with the owners of the said mules and their receipts: 5,394l. 6s.d. for ammunition, bread for the muleteers, artillery horses and for the prisoners and deserters; for which the accomptant hath produced the contractors' bills of the quantities delivered signed by the Commissary, Seignor Vachieco, and charged at the rates agreed for by the contract together with the contractors' receipts: likewise 3,993l. 3s. 0d. for the hire of 300 artillery horses and for hay and oats for the same during the campaign and winter quarters according to a contract made by the accomptant for the same; for which he produces the contract, the Commissaries' certificate of their service and the contractor's receipt: likewise 452l. 1s. 8d. for the value of 50 waggons bought for the use of the Train of Artillery, the same being necessary for the campaign and contracted for with the lowest bidder; for which he hath produced the contract and the contractor's receipts and hath informed our said Auditor that the said waggons were taken and used in the ensuing campaign by the Duke of Savoy, now King of Sicily, who has demands out of which this expense (or so much as shall be thought reasonable) may be deducted: likewise 462l. 9s. 4d. for 1,718 oil cloths to cover the ammunition and provisions; for which the receipt of the person that furnished the same hath been produced: 624l. 5s. 8d. for extraordinary pay allowed to the Captains of the Vaudois employed as our Advanced Guard to cover the Army; for which their receipts have been produced: likewise 4,899l. 7s.d. for payments made by the Sieur Tessiere, an agent of the [said] accomptant's, for services of several kinds, viz. for wages of several officers employed in taking care of this service and to others for particular services performed by them and for disbursements for carriage of provisions and other necessaries for the campaign, for the service of some extraordinary mules used upon special occasions over and above those hired upon contract and for hay for the said mules and for the charge of pioneers, carpenters, miners and others employed in levelling and enlarging the ways and other services; for correspondence, travelling charges of several persons and other incident disbursements; for [all] which the accomptant hath produced the accompt of the said Tessiere attesting the said payments on oath and his receipt of the money from the accomptant; whereupon our said Auditor hath represented that some of the particular receipts and accompts of the parties to whom part of this sum was paid by the said Tessiere have not been delivered to him nor an Establishment of the wages or salaries of the officers employed in this service: likewise 1,765l. 6s. 10d. paid by this accomptant for interest of money which he borrowed for carrying on this service (the remittances to him payable by the Canton of Berne not being satisfied in time), part thereof for the term of two months at the rate of 12l. per cent. per annum, the rest for nine months at 8 per cent. per an.; for which he hath produced the receipts of the parties who lent the moneys: likewise 1,613l. 10s. 0d. paid by this accomptant for expenses in carrying on Intelligence in Dauphiné in the year 1710 upon the project of Col. Riffiere pursuant to the directions of the [Earl of Oxford] then High Treasurer and [of] one of the Principal Secretaries of State; for which he hath produced the accompts and receipts of the parties that distributed the same, though not the receipts of the persons to whom the same was paid out by them; of which expense our said Auditor hath represented that the States General of the United Provinces ought to bear their part and that the same ought to be added to the other demands for which the said States General are answerable unto us: likewise 3,651l. 16s. 5d. charged by this accomptant as paid by him to couriers, spies, guides and to the Campaign Post and for private intelligence during the aforesaid campaigns; for which the parties' receipts have not been produced, but he hath attested the truth thereof upon his oath: likewise 6,539l. 12s.d. paid to Count Bagnol, Treasurer of War to the said Duke of Savoy, now King of Sicily, to reimburse to the said King the money by him disbursed in preparations for the said campaign; for which the accomptant hath produced the said Count's receipt: likewise 1,633l. 6s. 8d. charged by this accomptant for the expenses of his own equipage and table in making the campaign, consisting of the wages of a Gentleman of the Horse, an Aide, nine grooms and 17 muleteers; and of the charges of liveries, saddles and boots for them; for subsisting 33 mules and 26 horses and for the expense of his own table over and above his ordinary allowance as Envoy during the time of the campaign; [all which sums so to be allowed do amount in the whole to the sum of 79,915l. 15s.d.]; and the said John Chetwynd this accomptant hath made oath Jan. 11 inst. before the Chief Baron of the Exchequer that he hath examined into the accounts of the person who served him as his steward during the time of his being Envoy Extraordinary to the said Duke of Savoy and finds that he expended in the year 1710 the abovesaid sum of 1,633l. 6s. 8d. over and above his allowances as Envoy, which was occasioned by his taking upon him the execution of the late Queen Anne's commands during the campaign of that year, in keeping a table in the Field and other extraordinary expenses of servants, horses and mules.
And by the accompt rendered by the said John Chetwynd of the aforesaid 169,253l. 2s. 0d. received by him from the Earl of Carnarvon for the service of the Forces acting in Spain and for the transportation of the Auxiliary Forces to that country in the years 1707 and 1708 it appears that the sum of 79,423l. 15s. 10d. hath been paid or remitted to William Chetwynd, Esq., then Envoy to the Government of Genoa, to be by him remitted from thence to the [Deputy] Paymaster of the Forces in Spain, who [the said William Chetwynd] hath charged himself with the same on his account of remittances for the said service.
And it likewise appears that the sum of 73,667l. 10s. 0d., other part of the said money, hath been remitted by the accomptant [John Chetwynd] to John Mead, Esq., Deputy Paymaster to the said Earl of Carnarvon in Spain, excepting the sum of 2,422l. 10s. 0d., which was paid to the Imperial Troops by the accomptant himself and with which the now Earl of Carnarvon is to be surcharged (the said Imperial Troops being under the said Carnarvon's care of pay) as appears by the accompt thereof signed by the said Earl and also by the accompts thereof under the hand of the said John Mead remaining with our said Auditor.
And that the remainder of the said moneys hath been either paid by the accomptant for the difference or loss by exchange of several of the said sums according to the accompt thereof settled with the said Paymaster General [Earl of Carnarvon] amounting to 202l. 15s.d.; or has been disbursed for the proportion payable by Great Britain of the charges of providing transport ships, corn, provisions and other necessaries in Italy for transporting the Imperial and Palatine Troops from Italy to Catalonia, amounting to 15,959l. 0s. 10¼d., which sum was allowed by warrant of the late Queen Anne dated 21 March 1710–11 [supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXV, pp. 215–6], upon considering the accounts of the said service and the reports made thereupon by you, the said Auditors, and in the said warrant it was directed that the said sum of 15,959l. 0s. 10¼d. should be placed in the accompt of the said Paymaster General of the Forces in Spain for the year 1708 to the head of extraordinary expenses attending those Forces and to be allowed therein upon producing the receipts or acknowledgments of the respective contractors and others and the acquittance of the said John Chetwynd for the disbursements made by him for incident charges relating to the said service, and that care should be taken that the said Paymaster General should be surcharged with the sum of 4,296l. 0s. 1d. deducted by him or his deputy from the pay of the Imperial Troops and the sum of 1,312l. 0s.d. [similarly deducted] from the pay of the Palatines [should be similarly surcharged] “towards reimbursing this expense.”
And the said Auditor did represent that the accomptant [John Chetwynd] acted without any Commission or Instructions under the sign manual of the late Queen Anne, but had the letters of the then Lord Treasurer [Oxford] and Principal Secretaries of State for his direction in that behalf.
In consideration therefore that no warrants were obtained from the said late Queen directing the said payments or authorising the allowance thereof and that the said account cannot according to the strict rules of the Exchequer be passed without our royal direction, the King being well satisfied of the truth and justness of the said accompts thinks it reasonable that he [John Chetwynd] have plenary allowance thereof and does hereby so direct accordingly allowance of the following sums as above, viz. 79,423l. 15s. 10d. paid to William Chetwynd; 71,245l. remitted to John Mead; 2,422l. 10s. 0d. paid to the Imperial Troops; 5,065l. 17s. 1d. paid to Joseph Bouer, Consul at Turin, and to Messrs. Charrier and Grenouilleau and others; 599l. 17s. 2d. paid to the said Bouer; 112l. 2s. 0d. for postage of letters; 9,915l. 4s.d. paid to Charrier and Grenoilleau for freight; 266l. 0s. 6d. for postage (the last five items making together 15,959l. 0s.d. for the transport of the German and Italian Troops in May 1708).
But care is to be taken that towards reimbursing the British Crown the following sums be surcharged on the Earl of Carnarvon, viz. 4,296l. 0s. 1d. deducted (for provisions) from the pay of the Imperial Troops and 1,312l. 0s.d. similarly deducted from the pay of the Palatines.
Futhermore the herein accomptant is to be allowed 202l. 15s.d. for loss by exchange and the following sums for the charge of the Campaign in Piedmont in the year 1710, viz. 48,886l. 9s. 1d. and 5,394l. 6s.d. and 3,993l. 3s. 0d. and 452l. 1s. 8d. and 462l. 9s. 4d. and 624l. 5s. 8d. and 4,899l. 7s.d. and 1,765l. 6s. 10d. and 1,613l. 10s. 0d. and 3,651l. 16s. 5d. and 6,539l. 12s.d. and 1,633l. 6s. 8d.: all the said sums so to be allowed amounting to the abovesaid total of 249,168l. 17s.d.
Furthermore the Reverend Richard Hill did in the year 1704 (he being then Envoy Extraordinary from Queen Anne to the then Duke of Savoy, now King of Sicily) receive 1,000l. from Charles Fox, then Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, for special service relating to the said Forces, pursuant to a sign manual warrant of 30 Aug. 1704 [ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XIX, pp. 343, 345], and he is set in super for the same in the account of the said Fox, and it appears from a report of Auditor Harley that the said sum was paid to the said Hill to reimburse the charge he had been at (pursuant to the repeated commands and instructions of Queen Anne) in assisting the Cevennois in France who had taken up arms in 1703 and 1704, and that he the said Hill hath exhibited an account thereof attested on oath before one of the Barons of the Exchequer, by which it appears that the whole disbursements amounted to 1,540l., whereof 540l. or thereabouts was paid to the said Hill by the States General or their order for their share of the said expense and [that the said account so exhibited by the said Hill was] without any cravings for Contingencies or other allowances or expenses whatsoever.
With regard to the item of 1,765l. 6s. 10d. craved by the accomptant [John Chetwynd] for interest of money borrowed for carrying on the service the present warrant allows same “in regard part of the remittances ordered for this service payable by the Canton of Berne as money lent upon the public [British] funds was not paid to him in time. But you [the Treasury Lords] are to inquire into the reason of the said failure in payment and in case it be found to be through the default or remissness of the said Cantons, [you are to] take care that the same be made good to us out of the money which the Cantons do or shall receive at the Receipt of the Exchequer in repayment of their loan or the interest thereof.” King's Warrant Book XXVII, pp. 292–8.
Jan. 20.Money warrant for 60l. to John Dale in reward for his services and in full satisfaction of all charges whatsoever in respect of his having discovered and apprehended one Hanmer, alias Hunt, a Popish priest. (Money order dated Jan. 21 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 359. Order Book IX, p. 178.
Same for 54,600l. to Thomas Madocks, the first and chief Cashier of the Bank of England, in accordance with the Act 1 Geo. I., c. 12, for enlarging the Fund of the Bank of England: being as imprest to satisfy not only the annuities of 45,500l. but also the annuity of 8,450l. for and upon the several and respective sums of 910,000l. (to be raised by the sale of 5 per cent. annuities as by the Act of 1 Geo. I., c. 19) and 169,000l. (to be raised by the Act of 1 Geo. I., c. 21, by the sale of like annuities) and the salaries and allowances amounting to 650l. as in the said Act respectively: and is for one year from 1715 Sept. 29 upon all the said annuities, salaries and allowances: and is to be satisfied out of the aggregate or General Fond as by the said Act of 1 Geo. I., c. 12, until redemption of the said yearly sums of 45,500l. and 8,450l. (Money order dated Feb. 1 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, pp. 359–60. Order Book IX, p. 180.
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of Laurence Ambrose, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Berks, praying payment of 959l. 17s. 6d. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt and stay of process “till the said sum is paid.” Reference Book IX, p. 263.
Same to the Board of Works of the petition of Mr. Wise, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, p. 828, concerning works in Windsor Park and the Paddock adjoining Kensington Garden. Ibid., p. 258.
Same to same of the petition of Robert Webb shewing that 106l. 10s. 10d. is due for his, and his servants', constant attendance at the House of Lords cleansing the stool there and continually pumping water therein to prevent the stink annoying the said House, and cleansing and keeping in repair the pump and engine fixed for conveying water to the said stool: therefore praying directions to the Board of Works to pass and allow same. Ibid., p. 266.