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'Declared Accounts: Ordnance', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 25: 1711 (1952), pp. CCLIII-CCLVII. URL: Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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PIPE OFFICE: ROLL 2696 [E351/2696]. AUDIT OFFICE BUNDLE 1863, ROLL 121 [A.O.1/1863/121].
The Hon. HARRY MORDAUNT, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance.
30 June 1710 to 30 June 1711.
Arrears: remaining in the Accomptant's hands on the end of the last Accompt233,26714
depending upon sundry persons as shown at the foot of the last Accompt497,69518
money had out of the Exchequer within the time of this Accompt:
Easter term 9 Anne in part of 300,000l. by privy seal 2 June 9 Anne15,33214
Michaelmas term 9 & 10 Anne in further part of the same61,00000
Easter term 10 Anne ditto30,00000
voluntary charge:
for interest due upon tallies, Exchequer bills and Irish debentures, detailed without names3,32613
for exchange of money (Gabriel Soulden for exchange of money from Ireland and John Merring for ditto from Barbados)838100
for freight of goods (Jacob Watcher and Alexander Mackdonnel for freight from Lisbon, Thomas Couts, owner of the Thomas, and Captain Thomas Young, master of the Hatley frigate, ditto from Barcelona)1,04220
the Vice-Treasurer of Ireland for small arms5,82415
John Barker, being so much paid him by John Hooper at Portsmouth53000
more paid him by Christopher Germaine there7622
John Christian Germain for the like sum received of John Hooper for the fortifications there30000
several persons for money paid them by Thomas White4531811½
Captain Evans of the Defyance for 48 1b. of powder and two pair pistols by him delivered in Barbary4150
John Baxter for the like sum paid him by John Jeffries, Paymaster of the train in Spain4,119185
more ditto by Nicholas Hunton in Spain9816
William Dixon for pay advanced him as a Commissary1140
John Walford in part of 15l. 12s. 2½d. paid by him to Capt. Cox for repairing the water engine in the Tower112
ditto in full of the above1400
Thomas Bowerbank for the like sum paid by John Hooper250148
William Wogan for 7 quarter-tun fatts [vats] for packing up arms440
William Partridge for three barrels of powder received from on board the Diamond for the use of the Pelican in New England2100
John Collett, bombardier, for the like sum paid him by William Hawys440
Colt Tichborne, for materials sold him4300
John Pearne, deducted out of a debenture4,769911
John Lloyd for plank and other materials delivered him by James Felton, store keeper at Woolwich417
William Edge for the like sum paid him by Thomas White35000
more ditto by John Hooper37400
Matthew Wallis, gunner of the Panther, for stores wanting in his Expense Accompt349
Thomas Grieve, late Storekeeper at Berwick; salary1500
more to the same500
Dr. John Gardiner, for the like sum received from John Pattison "appointed Surgeon on an Expedition, but afterwards refused going"1350
Henry Bosseville, for saltpetre "delivered him to make powder, which he did not comply with"1,1883
total charge and receipts£861,0201310¾
Wages and entertainments of the Principal Officers of the Ordnance, and their Clerks, the several Armourers, Storekeepers, Engineers, Fireworkers, Gunners, Artificers, Labourers, etc.:
The Principal Officers of the Ordnance:
John, Duke of Marlborough, Master General of the Ordnance1,50000
Thomas Erle, Lieut. General of the same80000
William Brydges, Surveyor General of the same40000
Christopher Musgrave, Clerk of the same40000
Robert Lowther, Keeper of the Ordnance Stores (¼ year)10000
Edward Ash succeeding him (¾ year)30000
James Craggs, clerk of the Deliveries30000
Harry Mordaunt, Treasurer and Paymaster50000
James Craggs, Secretary to the Master General20000
clerks daily attendant (named)96000
storekeepers, armourers and furbishers (ditto)1,01800
engineers (Talbot Edwards, second engineer, and others named)70000
gunners (Col. James Pendlebury, master gunner, and others named)1,20126
bombardiers (Col. Jonas Watson, master bombardier, and twelve bombardiers)483126
petardiers (John Faucett, chief petardier, and others named)14600
fireworkers (Lieut. Col. Henry Hopkey and others named)59000
yeoman of the tents and toils (John Trovilla and Thomas Fosbrooke succeeding him)2000
waggon master (Charles Ball)10000
proof masters (John Blake and John Allen)4000
purveyor (Isaac Bennet)4000
messenger (Thomas Watson)6000
clerk of the checque (William Wright)6000
60 labourers1,56000
total for wages etc. as above 11,478l. 15s. 0d.
wages of the additional engineers, gentlemen of the Ordnance, Bombardiers and Gunners, detailed2,449163
allowances settled on several Officers of the late Regimental Train of Artillery (Edward Williamson, Ralph Wood, George Brittenstein, Edward Glover, Roger Colbourne, George Spencer, Thomas Newton, Zachariah Smith, Thomas Heydon, Richard Silver and James Fenney)47000
wages of sundry Officers and others of the Field Train in North Britain (Captains John Sleezer and Theodore Drury, Lieut. David Livingstone, Alexander Campbell, Commissary of the Train, and others, some named)1,475189
total for additional engineers etc. and for allowances as above 4,395l. 15s. 0d.
emptions and provisions, detailed at length (including iron ordnance, cohorne mortars, round shot, mortar shells, hand grenades, ship-carriages, carts, powder, parchment-cartridges, small arms, swords, flints, shot, flags, fuzes, leather harness, pikes, cushions for the office barge, etc.)116,1251
hire of ships etc. for the expedition under Earl Rivers and for Holland, Jamaica, Barcelona and Catalonia13,03136
repairs at several castles and forts (detailed):
the Tower of London1,04711
Tilbury Fort and Gravesend Blockhouse1077
Deal Castle4128
travelling charges, not detailed1,05596
gunners' stores:
sundry Commanders of the Queen's ships for money laid out, viz., by Capt. Coney of the Maidstone at Barbadoes, Capt. Windsor of the Milford ditto, Capt. Martin of the Blackwall ditto, Capt. Harland of the Severn at the East Indies, Capt. Scott of the Mary galley at Genoa, Capt. Leake of the Newport ditto, Capt. Cutter of the Newcastle ditto and at Leghorn, Capt. Huntington of the Guernsey at Boston, Capt. Boyce of the Nonsuch at New York, Capt. Riddle of the Mairmaid ditto, Capt. Cavendish of the Antelope at Genoa and Leghorn, Capt. Stuckey of the Deptford at Boston, Capt. Steward of the Garland at Leghorn, Capt. Hubbard of the Panther ditto, Capt. Elves of the Revenge at Genoa. Capt. Faulkner of the Enterprise ditto, Capt. Mordaunt of the Resolution ditto, Capt. Davenport of the Enterprise at Genoa and Leghorn, Capt. Stanhope of the Milford at Leghorn, Capt. Hubbard of the Elizabeth at Genoa, Capt. Lestock of the Fowey at Leghorn, Capt. Fairborne of the Centurion ditto, Capt. Taylor of the Tryton at Genoa, Capt. Jackson of the Sorlins at Leghorn, Capt. Hughes of the Winchester ditto, Capt. Jennings of the Falcon at Genoa, Capt. Walpoole of the Poole at Leghorn, Capt. Leake of the Colchester ditto, Capt. Massam of the Faulcon ditto, and John Horsey for the Chichester, Rupert, Lancaster, Restauration, Defyance, Poole and Dunkirk at Leghorn7,43219
disbursements of several natures: by storekeepers, paymasters and others, detailed90,50117
rewards: to John Gardiner and William Chalmers, surgeons; to Charles Bissell for inspecting titles of lands needed for better fortifying Portsmouth; to Edward Read of the Endeavour; to Alexander Mead for fetching stores from Edinburgh for the garrison at Inverlochy; to Jonathan Dowson for his good behaviour on reinstatement; and to Robert Whitehand14196
salaries and allowances by debentures, detailed8,896511½
rents, detailed1,265133
total for carriage of stores, for repairs, for travelling charges, rewards, rent and other necessary disbursements 257,269l. 17s. 3¼d.
total payments and allowances£273,1471311¼
and so remains 587,872l. 19s. 11½d.
whereof depending on sundry persons for money imprested to them (detailed at length with names), 26 March 1673 to 30 June 1711:
by Sir George Wharton, Treasurer and Paymaster:
from 26 March 1673 to 30 June 16731,85100
from 30 June 1673 to 30 June 16742,01300
from 30 June 1674 to 30 June 167532000
from 30 June 1675 to 30 June 16768000
from 30 June 1676 to 30 June 167717000
from 30 June 1677 to 30 June 16786,71500
from 30 June 1678 to 30 June 167991500
from 30 June 1679 to 30 June 16804,54882
from 30 June 1680 to 30 June 16811,51624
by Charles Bertie, late Treasurer and Paymaster:
from 30 June 1681 to 30 June 168213500
from 30 June 1682 to 30 June 16838500
from 30 June 1683 to 30 June 168453934
from 30 June 1684 to 30 June 16851,53200
from 30 June 1685 to 30 June 1686305100
from 30 June 1686 to 30 June 16871,062011
from 30 June 1687 to 30 June 168892868
from 30 June 1688 to 30 June 16891,700142
from 30 June 1689 to 30 June 16907,52678
from 30 June 1690 to 30 June 16914,45517
from 30 June 1691 to 30 June 16921,17050
from 30 June 1692 to 30 June 1693531168
from 30 June 1693 to 30 June 169466314
from 30 June 1694 to 30 June 1695732193
from 30 June 1695 to 30 June 16961,799145
from 30 June 1696 to 30 June 16972,324168
from 30 June 1697 to 30 June 169826231
from 30 June 1698 to 30 June 16992,6216
from 30 June 1699 to 30 June 17002,272162
from 30 June 1700 to 30 June 1701254160
from 30 June 1701 to 30 June 17021,631149
from 30 June 1702 to 30 June 17031,38820
Edward Hubbalds, clerk to Charles Bertie, for the value of two imprests paid to him36000
from 30 June 1703 to 30 June 17041,03914
from 30 June 1704 to 30 June 17052,3040
from 30 June 1705 to 30 June 170642,1315
from 30 June 1706 to 30 June 170749,4651211¾
from 30 June 1707 to 30 June 170852,6005
from 30 June 1708 to 30 June 170959,61319
from 30 June 1709 to 30 June 171093,32412
from 30 June 1710 to 30 June 171168,8731510¼
and so the Accomptant is indebted 166,107l. 11s. 3¾d.
Declared 25 May 1715.