|March 6.||Royal sign manual for 1,000l. to Henry Simpson, gent.: as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Mar. 7 hereon.) (Money order dated Mar. 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 302. Order Book IX, p. 189.|
|March 6.||Royal sign manual for 110l. to Dr. James Lidderdale: as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Mar. 7 hereon.) (Money order dated Mar. 8 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Mar. 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 302. Order Book IX, p. 188. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 139.|
Same for 110l. to Don Emanuel Mercader, Deputy from the Island of Minorca: as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated March 7 hereon.) (Money order dated March 9 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 118. Order Book IX, p. 157. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 139.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 340l. per an. to Benjamin Bennet, Governor of the Bermuda or Summer Islands, to wit 240l. per an. for his better support and maintenance in the said employment and 100l. per an. in lieu of presents formerly made to the Governor by the Assemblies: all as a further salary or allowance over and above the 12 shares of land valued at 60l. per an. which former Governors had power to take to themselves and over and above the profits arising there by licences granted for fishing of whales valued at 100l. per an.: said 340l. per an. to be payable to him as from 28 May 1715, the date of his commission as Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of said Islands. King's Warrant Book XXVII, pp. 303–4.
Same to same for a privy seal for 100l. per an. to the Corporation of Lyme Regis as from 24 June 1714 for and towards the conservation, consummation and repair of the pier there called the Cobb: and to no other purpose whatsoever: and the Customer &c. of said port is to be associated with the Mayor &c. as trustees for the expenditure thereof: the last grant of such sum for said purpose having become void by the death of Queen Anne. Ibid., pp. 304–5.
Same to same for a same for the salaries of 1,000l. per an. each to the Commissioners of Trade, viz. Henry, Earl of Suffolk and Bindon, Sir Jacob Astley, John Cockbourne, John Chetwynd, Charles Cooke, Paul Docminique, Joseph Addison and John Molesworth: the salaries of the said Addison and Molesworth to commence from 1715–16 Jan. 5, the date of their patent; the salaries of the remainder to be from 1715 June 24, when they were last paid: likewise 400l. per an. for the clerks of the [Privy] Council as from 1715 Lady day, and 73l. per an. to the two Keepers of the Council Chamber as from 1715 June 24 [for attendance on the business of the said Commissioners]: likewise 1,150l. per an. to William Popple, Secretary to the said Commissioners, being 500l. for himself; 100l. per an. for Bryan Wheelock, gent., Deputy Secretary or Chief Clerk; 390l. per an. for seven clerks and 160l. per an. for the doorkeepers, messengers and necessary woman. Ibid., pp. 305–7.
Royal sign manual for 200l. to Major Humphrey Bland as royal bounty in reward and satisfaction for his service, charge and expenses in conducting the [rebel] prisoners from Preston to London. (Money warrant dated Mar. 7 hereon.) (Money order dated Mar. 9 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Mar. 7 hereon.) Ibid., p. 308. Order Book IX, p. 190. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 139.
|March 6.||Same for 200l. to Monsieur John Birendorf as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Mar. 9 hereon.) (Money order dated Mar. 12 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Mar. 13 hereon.)|
200l. to Sir William Gostwick: as same. (Money warrant and money order and letter of direction, ut supra.) King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 309. Order Book IX, p. 191. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 140.
Money warrant for 20l. to Samuel Griffiths, clerk: without account: to defray the charges of his passage to St. Christophers, whither he is going a minister, “as appears to us by a letter from our very good Lord John [Robinson], Lord Bishop of London.”
20l. to John Scott, clerk, for same as a minister to Jamaica. (Money orders dated March 8 hereon.) (Letters of direction dated March 5 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 386. Order Book IX, p. 189. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 138.
Letter of direction for 224,587l. 18s. 9½d. to Henry, Earl of Lincoln, Paymaster of the Forces: out of the loans remaining in the Exchequer on credit of the Land Tax anno 1716: and is intended to be applied to the services following: viz.
|in further part of 993,015l. 4s. 5d. for Guards and Garrisons anno 1716.|
for subsistence of the Forces in Great Britain, Jersey and Guernsey, from 25 Dec. 1715:
|in part of 34,837l. 17s. 10½d. for the Forces in America and the Plantations anno 1716.|
for subsistence upon account from the 25th of Dec. 1715
|in further part of 57,917l. 19s. 6d. for Forces and Garrison in Minorca anno 1716.|
for subsistence upon account from 25 Dec. 1715
|in further part of 37,294l. 12s. 9d. for the Forces and Garrison in Gibraltar anno 1716.|
for subsistence upon account from 1715 Dec. 25
|in part of 126,033l. 4s. 9d. for 6,000 men taken into his Majesty's service from the States General.|
for the pay, extraordinaries and transportation of the said Forces from 7 Nov. 1715 to 23 February following
|in part of 14,352l. 12s. 1½d. for extraordinaries of the Land Forces anno 1715.|
for the Earl of Sutherland
|Disposition Book XXIII, p. 137.|
|March 6.||William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to seal the Duchess of Portsmouth's goods at her house in Pall Mall in order to their export beyond sea. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 53.|
Treasury reference to the Taxes Commissioners of the petition of John Wyatt, late Collector of the Duties on Hides, shewing that he executed his office with great care till afflicted with a fistula and being in hopes of a cure prays to be restored to said office and that a supernumerary officer may be allowed him and that the commission granted to Mr. Rogerson, the present Collector, may be superseded. Reference Book IX, p. 267.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Treasury Lords to appoint Receivers General of the Land Tax anno 1716 in accordance with the Act 1 Geo. I., st. 2, c. 31. Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 191.
Same to Charles, Duke of Grafton, and Henry, Earl of Galway, Lords Justices of Ireland, to pay to Robert Walpole, late Paymaster General of the Forces, England, 3,939l. (clear of all deductions for exchange, Hospital poundage, Pell fees or otherwise whatsoever), being money which he has paid and applied for and towards the subsistence of the several Regiments as follows: which sums should be made good to the said Walpole in regard the said Regiments were severally placed on the Establishment of Ireland from the 25th March 1715 and commenced or ought to commence their pay from that time: viz.
|to the Regiment lately commanded by the Earl of Forfar: upon account of subsistence from the 25 of April 1715||595||19||6|
|to complete the subsistence of the said Regiment to the 2nd July 1715, the day they landed in Ireland||781||16||0|
|to the Regiment now or late commanded by the Earl of Orrery upon account of subsistence from the 25th of April 1715||595||19||6|
|to complete the subsistence to the said Regiment to the 3rd of July 1715, the day they landed in Ireland||769||5||6|
|to the Regiment now or late commanded by Major Gen. Hill upon account of subsistence from the 25th April 1715||595||19||6|
|more upon account of subsistence of the said Regiment to the 8th July 1715, the day they landed in Ireland||600||0||0|
|The Receivers General and Paymasters of Ireland are hereby to place the said sums to the accounts of the several and respective Regiments concerned. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 38.|
Same to the Director of our Chancellary and to the Keeper of the Seal of Scotland for a patent to pass the said seal (without passing any other seal or register) to constitute John Brodie, gent., to be Counter Warden of the Mint and Cunzie House in Scotland: with the fee or salary of 60l. per an.: with all the powers granted by William and Mary to Walter Boswell for life, “which said Walter Boswell hath taken up arms against us and engaged in the present unnatural rebellion.” Out Letters (North Britain) III, p. 475.
|March 6.||Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated 1715 Sept. 7 from the Duke of Bolton, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the delivery to the Earl of Sunderland, Lord Privy Seal, of a rich purse: to an estimate of 21l. Lord Chamberlain's Warrant Book I, p. 6.|
|March 7.||Royal sign manual for 5,000l. to William Lowndes: out of Civil List moneys: for secret services. (Money warrant dated March 8 hereon.) (Money order dated March 8 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXVII, p. 310. Order Book IX, p. 188. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 139.|
Royal warrant dated St. James's to Charles, Duke of Grafton, and Henry, Earl of Galway, Lords Justices of Ireland, to pay the salary of 300l. per an. to James Topham as from 2 Feb. 1714–15 in respect of his office as Register of the Records of the Forfeitures in Ireland, to which office he was appointed on that date by the Revenue Commissioners there: which salary was constantly paid to his predecessor, but the said forfeitures being at present so defective that he has not yet received any part of his said salary. Out Letters (Ireland) X, p. 39.
|March 8.||Money warrant for 2,138l. 15s. 0d. to John, Earl of Stair, for one bill of extraordinaries 1715 Oct. 15 to Jan. 15 following as Ambassador Extraordinary to France.|
Appending: said bill as allowed by Secretary James Stanhope Feb. 28 last “I allow this bill by his Majesty's special command”:
|to expresses sent into England and to several places of France and Flanders||223||15||0|
|given to several persons, the King's subjects and others who went to observe the Pretender and the Duke of Ormonde at several times and to those who went to the seaport towns and other places of France to observe what was a doing for the Pretender's service||865||0||0|
|for secret services||1,050||0||0|
|(Money order dated Mar. 9 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Mar. 8 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 387. Order Book IX, p. 190. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 139.|
Same for 40l. to Timothy Edwards for the surplusage on his account as Sheriff of Co. Carnarvon for the year ended 1715 Sept. 29. (Money order dated Mar. 12 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Mar. 23 hereon.) Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, p. 357. Order Book IX, p. 192. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 144.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burchet to lay before the Admiralty Lords a proposal made to the King by William Cotton of Bedhampton for supplying the Dock, Garrison and town of Portsmouth with wholesome water. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 53.
|March 8.||William Lowndes to Mr. Pulteney, Secretary at War. My Lords desire that when and as often as any money shall be imprested to the late or present Paymasters of the Forces for any services that require particular warrants to be signed by the King you do obtain the necessary warrants to be [so] signed by the King authorising such payments accordingly “upon such Paymaster or Paymasters certifying to you under their hands the receipt of such money and the extraordinary uses and services to which it was particularly directed by their Lordships.” Ibid.|
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of David Duboo shewing that he has been taken on a capias of 10 June 1714 for 805l. 4s. 0d. on an information for transporting wool, since which he has lain a prisoner in Chelmsford gaol: but since his imprisonment he has discovered divers frauds of owlers and smugglers in Essex, Kent and Sussex: therefore praying to be enlarged that he may assist the Customs officers in discovering the frauds which he has detected and get a livelihood for his family. Reference Book IX, p. 268.
|March 9.||Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for raising out of wood sales in the Forest of Dean, to wit of scrubbed beech, birch, holly, hazle, thorns and orle, the sum of 750l. to be paid to the Countess Dowager of Berkeley, and a further sum of 2,000l. which is hereby granted to Mathew Lant, Esq., as royal bounty without account: all by reason that Wm. III. by privy seal authorised the raising the full sum of 6,000l. by such wood sales in said forest within the space of seven years from 25 Dec. 1697 to be paid to Charles, then Visct. Dursley (afterwards Earl of Berkeley, and since deceased), as royal bounty: and thereon there has been paid to the said Earl of Berkeley only 3,500l. during the lifetime of Wm. III. and the said privy seal becoming void by the death of said King, the late Queen Anne did by privy seal authorise the remaining 2,500l. to be satisfied as above: and on a memorial from the Countess Dowager of Berkeley (executrix of the said Earl of Berkeley) the Surveyor General of Woods hath reported that thereof 750l. still remains unsatisfied of the 2,500l. directed by the said privy seal of Queen Anne, and the said Countess Dowager has prayed that same might be paid to her. King's Warrant Book XXVII, pp. 310–12.|
Money warrant for 408l. 16s. 8d. to Joseph Wandell, Esq., for his surplusage as Sheriff for Co. Surrey for said year. (Money order dated 1715–16 March 20 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated March 28 hereon.) Money Book XXIV, p. 155. Order Book IX, p. 208. Disposition Book XXIII, pp. 146, 152.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay 28l. per an. salary to John Allen as Customer of Bridgwater port.
5l. 6s. 8d. per an. to James Melliar, junr., as Comptroller, ibid.
10l. per an. to Francis Edwards as Comptroller of Ipswich port. Money Book XXIV, p. 388.
Money order for 92l. 1s. 0d. to William Walbancke, Nicholas Vincent, Paul Burrard, John Williams, Anthony Dawley and Brian Fairfax, late Commissioners for Taxes, being 15l. 6s. 10d. each for 56 days from 1715 Sept. 29 to Nov. 24 following, being the day their commission was superseded: on their allowance of 100l. per an. each at the Exchequer. (Letter of direction dated April 12 hereon.) Order Book IX, p. 199. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 150.
|March 9.||Same for 50l. 19s. 1½d. to Nicholas Vincent, Paul Burrard, John Williams, Brian Fairfax and Sir Harcourt Masters as present Commissioners for Taxes, being 8l. 9s. 10¼d. each for 31 days from the above Nov. 24 (the date of their patent of appointment) to Dec. 25 following. (Letter of direction dated April 12 hereon.) Order Book IX, p. 199. Disposition Book XXIII, p. 150.|
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners. My Lords have considered the case of Mr. Jeremiah Kelly as represented in your letter of 1714–15 Feb. 28 relating to a bill for 1,656l. 14s. 10d. due to him for beer which was deposited in your hands to secure any damages recovered against him on the prosecutions of brewers for frauds in compounding with pursers and giving them money instead of beer. My Lords find that no bills of other brewers concerned in the said abuses have been detained or stopt in your Office on the like account. You are therefore to deliver his bills to him so that his case may not be singular. Out Letters (General) XXII, p. 54.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to purchase from Mr. Turner the house at present used for the Custom House at Lynn Regis for 800l.
Prefixing. (1) presentment dated Mar. 5 inst. from said Commissioners; and (2) representation from the officers of Lynn port of Feb. 2 last; and (3) representation by G. Medcalfe, of the Customs House, London, concerning said building. The house cost 1,400l. to build. Mr. Turner, the proprietor, will sell, but will not give a lease. It is vaulted underneath, which affords sufficient warehouse for casks or for seizures. The ground floor is an open portico where our officers below stairs attend and is likewise used as a public walk for merchants and reserved as such upon the grant of the ground to Sir John Turner from the Corporation when first erected. The first floor up one pair of stairs is the public office and affords room for the several officers with their papers. The garrets are used as a warehouse for dry goods. The body of the building is 40 feet by 32 built up with free stone in a regular architecture of the Dorick and Ionick orders with the several ornaments proper to them, the work all firm and about 30 years' standing. It is seated upon a public key very commodious for business. Out Letters (Customs) XVI, pp. 328–32.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of John Culliford, Surveyor of Southampton port, representing the loss the revenue sustains by a clandestine trade carried on from the islands of Jersey and Guernsey and proposing to suppress it by erecting a yacht of about 70 tons with 20 experienced sailors to cruize between Great Britain, Guernsey, Jersey and France, and to have under its inspection all the yachts from Hurst Castle to Torbay. Reference Book IX, p. 268.
|March 9.||Treasury reference to Nehemiah Arnold and John Duncombe of the petition of Thomas Ollive and Robert Holder shewing that they are vested or interested in 18 Malt Lottery tickets of 10l. each and have been lately paid ten of them by Mr. Arnold, Paymaster of the said Lottery, but “he” desires payment of the remaining eight tickets by reason of a pretended claim thereto from Sir Mathew Kirwood, Kt., of the City of London: therefore praying an order for such payment. Reference Book IX, p. 268.|
Treasury warrant to Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor General of the Works, and the rest of the Board of Works to employ Thomas Ripley as labourer in trust at the several buildings, barracks, infirmary and other places in the Savoy for the accommodation of the Forces there; to look after the same: at the allowance of 2s. 2d. a day. Warrants not Relating to Money XXIII, p. 357.
|[?]||Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Francis Wyvill, Esq., of several lands and tenements in Stockton upon Tees, Co. Durham, parcel of the lands of William Hart Atkinson, extended for debt. Ibid., p. 358.|
|March 10.||Treasury warrant to the Board of Works to perform certain repairs at the lodgings at Hampton Court belonging to the Comptroller of the Household as additional to those ordered Aug. 4 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIX, p. 664.|
Prefixing: memorial from the Board of Works proposing same to a cost of 200l. Ibid., p. 359.
Instructions for the Doorkeepers of the Treasury, signed by William Lowndes. Whereas divers persons have of late made it a practice to come into the clerks' rooms at the Treasury and there attend, to the hindrance of the public business, it is ordered by the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury that the Doorkeepers do not admit any persons to go into the rooms belonging to the Secretarys and clerks without first taking the names of such persons and receiving directions from the Secretarys and clerks respectively for their admittance. And the said Doorkeepers are to take care that such of the said persons as will continue in the said rooms after they have received their answers be desired to withdraw into the Waiting Room and (if they have occasion) to attend there. Ibid.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of widow Baker and her children that no money [due and] in arrear to Henry Baker, her late husband [late Treasury Solicitor], be issued at the Exchequer till some person be heard on their behalf. Notice to be sent them in Arundel Street in the Strand. Caveat Book, p. 65.