Warrant Book
January 1711, 11-20

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'Warrant Book: January 1711, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 25: 1711 (1952), pp. 130-147. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=85837 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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January 1711

Jan. 11.Money order for 150l. to the abovesaid Agents for Taxes for 1710 Sept. 29 quarter's salaries. Order Book VIII, p. 15.
Same for 20l. to Gilbert Jones as royal bounty for his passage money to Carolina, whither he is going chaplain. See infra, p. 277, under date 1711 May 11. Ibid., p. 19.
William Lowndes to Mr. How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, for an account of the distributions of the money granted for contingencies of the Guards and Garrisons and Land Forces in Great Britain for the last year, in accordance with the Address from the House of Commons to her Majesty (fn. 1) ; so that same may be given in to the House with all expedition. "You'll please first to bring this account to my Lords for their perusal and to see that nothing be omitted." Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 286.
Jan. 11.Same to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, for an account of the payment of her Majesty's proportion of subsidies granted to her Majesty the last Session of Parliament for her allies in pursuance of an Address from the House of Commons: and likewise of the distributions of the contingencies and forage and waggon money granted by Parliament for the Forces in Flanders in her Majesty's pay from the year 1702 to Xmas 1710: in pursuance of another Address from said House. Ibid., p. 287.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Samuel Stanfeild et al., merchants, for leave to reduce to proof some rums and brandies lately imported by them. Reference Book VIII, p. 437.
Same to the Postmaster General of the petition of Sir Charles Duncombe shewing that by an Act of 12 Car. II. for erecting a Post Office it was enacted that the Postmaster should continue constant posts for carriage of letters to all places as had been used for the space of three years and that such Postmaster should be subject to such rules as from time to time should be prescribed by her Majesty: that before the making of the said Act a stage for the Public Post Office was kept at Little Brickhill in Co. Bucks and continued till about the year 1673, when one Younger, who was Postmaster there, died and his successor Dewberry prevailed to have the post or stage removed to Fenny Stratford in the said county, but was recovered again to Little Brickhill till about 16 or 17 years ago one Davyes carried the same to Fenny Stratford again: therefore petitioner prays that as Little Brickhill is a considerable town upon the high Chester Road, well provided with good inns and pays more than Fenny Stratford to the revenue of Excise, that the said post or stage may be again settled for ever with all profits at Little Brickhill. Reference Book VIII, p. 441.
Jan. 11.Treasury subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated Jan. 3 inst. [to the Master of the Great Wardrobe] for liveries for eight drummers and eight hautboys of her Majesty's Troop of Guards: to an estimate of 450l.
for ditto for her Majesty's [Household] Drummers: to an estimate of 96l.
for apparel for Edm. Baker and Tho. Brignell, children of the Chapel Royal: at estimates of 9l. each. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 30.
Treasury allowance of the Excise salary bill for North Britain for 1710 Xmas quarter: not detailed: total 1,160l. 9s. 4½d.
The like of the Excise incidents bill, not detailed, for said quarter: total 165l. 10s. 11½d. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 221.
Jan. 12.Money warrant for 370l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital for one year to 1710 Xmas on the annuity to the Mayor of London for the better support of the children of that foundation. Money Book XX, p. 476. Disposition Book XXI, p. 33.
[?]Same for 18,548l. 15s. 0d. to Nehemiah Arnold, Paymaster of Malt Lottery Tickets, for the principal and interest due on the 121st payment of said tickets, being the next payment in course.
Appending: certificate of the principal &c. so due:
£s.d.
principal10,00000
interest to Jan. 12 inst8,218150
benefits33000
£18,548150
(Money order dated Jan. 13 hereon). Money Book XX, p. 477. Order Book VII, p. 16.
Jan. 12.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 34,839l. 8s. 5d. to Deficient Funds as follows; the said sum representing the income between Dec. 15 last and Jan. 12 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows, viz. 4,046l. 2s. 9½d. from New Customs; 20l. 17s. 0d. from Duties on Vellum; 24,756l. 2s. 6½d. from Continued Impositions; 2,226l. 3s. 2d. from Salt Duty; 3,790l. 2s. 11d. from Window Duties: the said distribution and application to be hereby as follows: viz.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament.How they stood upon the Register Jan. 12 inst.The distribution and application hereby ordered.
£s.d.£s.d.£s.d.
First 3s. Aid4150990047335131158611
Paper for Plate154000020000042917
Malt Tickets5790600020415001616336
Third Quarterly Poll2127701701830000593906
Third 3s. Aid2582329277167201511¼
124815219990822013483985
Money Book XX, p. 478.
Jan. 12.Money order for 250l. to John Scrope for 1710 Xmas quarter on his additional salary as a Baron of the Exchequer, Scotland. Order Book VIII, p. 22. Disposition Book XXI, p. 38.
Letter of direction for 53l. 15s. 0d. to Visct. FitzHardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys: towards the charge of furniture for a house hired for entertaining Prince [Boris Ivanovic] Kourakin, Minister from the Czar of Muscovy. Disposition Book XXI, p. 30.
William Lowndes to Mr. Lambert et al., remitters [of exchange], to give their bills on Amsterdam at 2½ usance to the Paymaster of the Forces Abroad for the value of 110,000l. sterling at 10 guilders 8 stivers current money: viz. 15,000l. on Antwerp at sight and 95,000l. on Amsterdam at 2½ usance. Ibid., p. 31.
Letter of direction for 110,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: out of a loan to that amount to be made in the name of said Brydges to rank after 1,400,000l. registered on the Land Tax anno 1711; the tallies and orders for which loan or loans being to be immediately assigned by him to the [above exchange] remitters for the value of their bills as above: said sum being hereby to be applied as follows: viz.
£
In part of 919,092l. 3s. 6d. for the 40,000 men in the Low Countries anno 1711.
for subsistence upon account to her Majesty's Subject Troops forming part of this body, from Dec. 23 last: to be remitted to Antwerp15,000
for pay upon account to the Foreign Troops forming part of this body: from Dec. 23 last: to be remitted to Amsterdam45,000
for waggons, forage, douceurs and other extra-ordinaries of the said Foreign Forces upon account: out of remittances to Amsterdam20,000
more for account of pay as shall be directed out of the like remittances to the said Foreign Forces30,000
£110,000
Ibid., p. 32.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt. The House of Commons has by their Address to her Majesty desired an account of all pensions. (fn. 2) Please make such account as to all pensions payable at the Receipt; "and that before the same be given in to the House the Treasury Lords have the perusal thereof." (The like letter severally to the following officers for the pensions payable by them respectively, viz. Excise Commissioners; Postmaster General; Receiver of the Alienation Office; Auditor of Wales; Auditor of [the Duchy of] Cornwall; Mr. Compton [as Paymaster of the Queen's private bounties and pensions]; the Navy Commissioners; the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance; Mr. Howe, [Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons]; the Cofferer of the Household; the Treasurer of the Chamber. (The omission of the Customs Commissioners from this list appears to be accidental.) Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 287.
Jan. 12.William Lowndes to Secretary St. John enclosing a copy of the minutes taken at the Treasury the 9th inst. [see p. 3, supra] when the Duke of Marlborough was present and also of what directions the Treasury Lords have given since pursuant thereto. Ibid., p. 290.
Jan. 13.Same to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy. Mr. Whitfeild has acquainted the Treasury Lords that there is very pressing need for 6,334l. 17s. 0d. for the Marines, to wit 2,870l. 2s. 8d. for two thirds pay to such of them as are going on board, 1,800l. for raising recruits and 1,664l. 14s. 4d. for bills of exchange. My Lords desire you, with Whitfeild's assistance, to use your best endeavours to procure an immediate advance of that sum on a deposit of tallies and orders in your hands on this year's Land Tax and that you let their Lordships know as soon as may be on what terms you obtain the said advance and they will then give directions for applying same to the said uses. Disposition Book XXI, p. 31.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. I have read to my Lords yours of this day concerning the pensions and am to acquaint you that a return must be made to the House of Commons pursuant to their Address notwithstanding that "they" [pensions payable in the Navy Office] are comprehended in the estimate of the [Naval] Ordinary which has been already presented to the said House. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 288.
Same to Mr. Burchett, [Secretary of the Admiralty], to lay before the Admiralty Lords the enclosed information of Thomas Coram to the Treasury Lords concerning the produce of naval stores in New England and the irregularities of cutting down trees fit for the service of the Navy there.
Appending:
The humble information of Thomas Coram who hath lived ten years together in New England wholly employed in building ships there.
that the said Coram during his abode in New England did apply himself to be thoroughly informed how far the produce of that and the neighbouring Plantations might be serviceable to the Crown of England in respect of the royal Navy: and did find that there are pitch pines enough in them Northern Plantations to supply this kingdom and the rest of her Majesty's Dominions with pitch and tar without being beholden to the Swedes and Danes. There is abundance of oak timber in them Plantations, but that oak is not half so durable as our English oak. Hemp grows kindly in New England, but her Majesty cannot be supplied from thence unless there were more inhabitants to plant and manure it. There is in them parts of New England called New Hampshire and the Province of Maine the choicest and biggest pine trees for masts that can anywhere be had for the royal Navy, but there has been and still is great waste made of those pines. I myself have seen very fine mast trees cut down to saw into boards and joists to send to Barbados and other parts of the West Indies to build houses &c. which is the constant trade from New England; which will in a few years ruin her Majesty's woods there for masts. The greatest and best trees are already very scarce and I am of opinion that the Bill now before the House of Commons for preserving the pines in New England, New Hampshire &c. will not (without some further care) be sufficient to preserve the masts for her Majesty's Navy; for John Bridger, Esq., appointed by the late Lord Treasurer as Surveyor of her Majesty's Woods in New England, New Hampshire &c. and sent thither some years since to preserve the said woods for the use of the royal Navy yet for his own private advantage, in violation of his trust he authorises people (they paying him certain rates) to cut and carry away out of the Queen's woods what trees or logs they please. This I can prove by an affidavit, now [lying] by me, taken in New England in the presence of Mr. James Oliver, a merchant now in London, who lodgeth at the Sun in Blow Bladder Street. Such liberty as aforesaid will in a few years effectually destroy her Majesty's mast woods. The said Bridger useth other evil practices in the execution of his office, particularly his taking 50l. of Mr. John Mico of New England for suffering a shipload of masts to be shipped off without her Majesty's order. This can be proved by the said James Oliver, who was then cash keeper to the said John Mico: also it can be proved by Francis Collins, who lives in 3 King Court, Lombard Street, London. The Lieut. Gov. of New Hampshire hath very lately informed Sir Mathew Dudley by letter that there is such waste made of her Majesty's mast woods that unless speedy care be taken the woods will be destroyed in three or four years more.
Ibid., pp. 290–1.
Jan. 15.Letter of direction for issues as follows to the total of 374,968l. 0s. 2½d. or such other total as (together with the transfers to the Land Tax [loan Register] anno 1711 and the loans since made thereon) shall not exceed 1,400,000l.: viz.
£s.d.
to John How, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, for the service thereof anno 1711: out of loans to be made by himself on the said Land Tax50,00000
to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy: for the service thereof anno 1711: out of loans to be similarly made by himself150,00000
to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, for the service thereof anno 1711: out of loans to be similarly made by him thereupon, or such other sum as will make up the total as above. (In the margin the sum issued was 171,163l. 0s. 2½d.)174,9680
£374,9680
These tallies and the orders thereupon are to attend my Lords' directions for the application thereof to the said respective uses. Disposition Book XXI, p. 32.
Jan. 15.William Lowndes to the Bank of England. My Lords have considered the propositions which you laid before them. I return same to you with my Lords' answers thereto written in the margin thereof. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 288.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Lambert, merchant, praying a proportionable abatement in the Duty on 60 cask of Spanish brandies which he has lately imported from Cadiz, according to their underproof. Reference Book VIII, p. 438.
Same to John Manley, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Sir Robert Eden shewing that he and George Morland, Nicholas Kennet and Robt. Adamson are (by mesne assignments from Thomas Windham) entitled to all those four late prebends founded within the Collegiate Church of Auckland within the bishopric of Durham for the remainder of the term granted to said Windham 1670 May 2 under reserve rents of 9l., 7l. 16s. 0d., 9l. 6s. 8d., and 9l. 13s. 4d., each of the assignees having one fourth part of the whole equally divided: and praying a further term in the premises to said Eden as trustee for all four. Ibid., p. 439.
Treasury warrant to the Queen's Remembrancer for stay of process against John Weston, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Surrey, his accounts being delayed by the great arrears standing out uncollected. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 181.
Jan. 16.Same dormant to Henry Ferne, Customs Cashier, to pay the salary of 300l. per an. to Thomas Gibson, Jonathan Green and John Allen for the office of Surveyor of the Petty Customs, London port, granted to them for them for the lives of Richard Lumley and William Lumley, Esqrs. (In the margin: a later confirmation dated 1715 April 7 by the Treasury Lords hereof.) Money Book XX, p. 479.
Money warrant for 4,340l. 6s. 10d. to Samuel Smythin, her Majesty's Goldsmith, for gold works, gilt and white plate delivered into the Jewel House for her Majesty's service between 1709 Dec. 24 and 1710 Dec. 24. (Money order dated Jan. 19 hereon.) (The letter of direction dated Jan. 25 hereon makes the amount 4,710l. 0s. 9½d.) Ibid. XXI, p. 2. Order Book VIII, p. 19. Disposition Book XXI, p. 38.
Same for 910l. to Charles Whitworth for one quarter in advance from Jan. 15 inst. on his ordinary as Ambassador Extraordinary to the Emperor of Russia: from the said Jan. 15 inst. all his allowances under the privy seal of 1704 Sept. 20 as Envoy Extraordinary to same are to cease. (Money order dated Jan. 19 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 2. Order Book VIII, p. 19. Disposition Book XXI, p. 38.
Money order for 819l. 16s. 6½d. to Samuell Edwyn, Usher of the Receipt, for necessaries by him delivered to the Officers of the Receipt as follows in the half year ended 1709 Lady day: viz.
£s.d.
[Office for] Old Annuities of 14 per cent.1843
Million Lottery Office2711
Malt Lottery Office2610
1706 Annuities [Office]82511¼
1707 Annuities [Office]964
1708 (1st Act) Annuities [Office]33118
1708 (2nd Act) Annuities [Office]134511½
Exchequer Bills 1707 [sic ? for 1709]411411¼
£81916
Together with: a later confirmation dated 1711 Aug. 3 by Treasurer Oxford hereof. Order Book VIII, p. 20.
Jan. 16.William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners for an account of all the contracts made by you for the [Victualling] declaration anno 1711, to wit with whom made, for what species, and at what rates. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 292.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the Mayor &c. of Rochester against the said Commissioners now building houses for airing quarantine goods at a place called Hoo Fort on the Medway on the other side the water directly over against the town of Gillingham about two miles from Chatham and three from Rochester; the said towns being extremely populous and will be in great danger to receive the infection thereby. Reference Book VIII, p. 438.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of James Caswell, Receiver General of Land Tax &c. for Co. Monmouth for 1702 and for Anglesea, Monmouth, Merioneth and Carnarvon for 1704–1707, praying allowance of 1,126l. 5s. 9d. for his extraordinary expenses in his said receipt. Ibid., p. 439.
The like of Samuel Bradshaw for same of 735l. for same as same for Co. Derby ever since the Revolution, he having brought up the greatest part of his moneys in specie and by strong guards which has been very expensive to him. Ibid.
Jan. 17.Money warrant for 150l. to Thomas Coke for 1710 Xmas quarter's allowance or salary as Vice Chamberlain of the Household. (Money order dated Jan. 19 hereon.) (The letter of direction dated Jan. 25 hereon puts the sum at 250l., but this is apparently an error.) Money Book XXI, p. 2. Order Book VIII, p. 20. Disposition Book XXI, p. 38.
Same for 1710 Xmas quarter's salaries to the Bedchamber as follows: viz.
500l. to Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, as Groom of the Stole and First Lady of the Bedchamber.
250l. each to the Ladies of the Bedchamber, viz. Mary, Duchess of Ormonde; Ann Charlotte, Lady Frechville; Henrietta, Visct. Ryalton; Ann, Countess Dowager Burlington; Ann, Countess Sunderland; Lady Jane Hyde; Elizabeth, Duchess Somerset; Rachel, Duchess of Devonshire; Frances, Countess of Scarborough.
125l. each to the Women of the Bedchamber, viz. Agnata Cooper, Abigail Masham, Margaret Feilding, Alice Hill, Isabella Hartstongue, Beata Danvers.
75l. to the Maids of Honour, viz. Jane Kingdon, Jane Warburton, Mary Forrester, Susannah Yelverton, Ann Wyvill, Henrietta Maria Scarburgh.
Money Book XXI, p. 3. Disposition Book XXI, p. 38.
Jan. 17Money warrant for 952l. 14s. 9½d. to Richard, Earl Rivers, for 74 days and three quarters of a year from 1709–10 Jan. 11 to 1710 Xmas on his fee or allowance of 1,000l. per an. as Constable of the Tower, as by his letters patent of appointment dated 1709–10 Feb. 15. Money Book XXI, p. 3. Disposition Book XXI, p. 37.
Letter of direction for 650l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: out of any [Civil List] money remaining in the Exchequer. Disposition Book XXI, p. 33.
William Lowndes to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy. The Treasury Lords direct you to redeem so many of the tallies deposited by you with the Bank of England as shall represent 100,000l. principal money, by assigning to the said Bank the like sum in tallies and orders on the Land Tax 1711 which were issued to you at the Exchequer on Dec. 22 last: with the interest thereon: "the said sum in [or of] interest to go towards discharging so much as shall be due to the Bank on an account to be stated between you [the Navy and the Bank] for the interest of the said 100,000l. at the rates they advanced the same to you upon [your] making the said deposits." Ibid.
Letter of direction for 3,000l. to the Duke of Queensberry for secret service [as a Secretary of State] as part of a total of 5,013l. 13s. 11½d. to said Duke: to be issued out of loans to be made by himself on credit of the Queen's tin. [Evidently it was found after the despatch of this letter that there was no privy seal to authorise the issue: and thereupon the privy seal and other warrants &c. were prepared as under date Jan. 31, infra, p. 153.] Ibid., p. 34.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Joseph Gosling praying for the place of Surveyor of the Duties on Houses loco John Harwood, insolvent, he [Gosling] being recommended by Sir William Drake, Sir John Travilian, Sir Charles Duncombe et al. Reference Book VIII, p. 439.
Jan. 18.Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant of a lighthouse in Norfolk to James Everard, clerk, and Rebecca his wife, to wit the power of continuing, maintaining, erecting, altering, renewing or improving certain lighthouses or beacons with lights upon the ground called Hunston Cliff or Chappell Lands, Co. Norfolk, with the right to demand, receive and take from all ships having the benefit thereof the several Duties as in the constat hereto, being the like Duties as are now taken for the said lighthouses and lights by virtue of a grant from Charles II. to John Knight dated 1665 June 3: all to hold for such term as will make the term in being into 50 years and on a fine of 15l.
Appending: (1) Constat dated 1710 Aug. 15 of the premises made out by Samuel Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands. The Duties receivable as above are eight pence on every 20 chaldron of coals or 20 tons of other goods and merchandise on all English ships and vessels and one penny per ton in and upon all foreign ships and vessels passing by the said lighthouses and trading to and from the port of King's Lynn, the creeks and members of the same and to and from the town of Boston southwards, in as large and ample manner as the Masters of Trinity House in Deptford Strond enjoy the like liberties, licences and powers.
(2) ratal of same by same. The officers of all the said ports are strictly charged not to receive any entry or permit the shipping or unshipping of goods without a ticket from the lessees or their deputy testifying the payment of the above Duties, and all Mayors, Sheriffs, Justices &c. are to assist the said lessees in and concerning the premises. But with a proviso that the said grant shall not charge masters or owners of ships with further contributions, Duties or payments than as therein expressed nor with any double Duty or allowance; and that only such ships which trade to and from the said ports and places shall be liable to the said Duty and that all other shipping and navigation shall be discharged thereof; the intent and meaning being that the said lights shall be raised and continued only by those ships and vessels trading to and from the ports of Lynn and Boston and the creeks and members thereto belonging. The considerations of this grant are to be the charge which the grantee must be at in new building &c. the said lighthouses and keeping lights therein, and a fine of 15l. payable into the Receipt. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 404–6.
Jan. 18.Money warrant for 100l. to Thomas Bouchier for 2½ years' arrears on his fee as Professor of Civil Law in the University of Oxford: to wit from 1699 June 24 to 1701 Xmas. (Letter of direction dated Feb. 16 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 6. Disposition Book XXI, p. 46.
Allowance by the Treasury Lords of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Post Office for 1710 Michaelmas quarter: total 809l. 14s. 3d. Money Book XXI, p. 12.
Money order for 1,746l. 19s. 5¼d. to Samuel Edwyn, Usher of the Receipt, for necessaries by him delivered in the half year ended 1709 Sept. 29 to the officers as follows: viz.
£s.d.
the Old Annuities 14 per cent.2711310¾
Million Lottery Office13115
Malt Lottery Office20114
1706 Annuities968
1707 Annuities467
1708 Annuities, 1st Act393
1708 Annuities, 2nd Act8410
Exchequer Bills 17091,2161311
£1,74619
Order Book VIII, p. 21.
Jan. 18.Money order for 1,120l. 16s. 5¾d. to Samuel Edwyn, Usher of the Receipt for necessaries [not detailed] by him delivered to the Officers of the Receipt in Easter and Trinity terms 1709: with a later confirmation dated 1711 June by Treasurer Oxford hereof. Ibid., p. 86.
Letter of direction for 6,774l. 1s. 0d. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, for the service thereof: out of loans on Land Tax anno 1711 remaining in the Exchequer: and is to be applied for two months' subsistence to the Foot Regiments of Windsor, Hotham, Montandre and Ilay here in England from Dec. 23 last to Feb. 22 next. Disposition Book XXI, p. 34.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit the French prize ship Hope (laden with Newfoundland fish, train oil, fish roes and salmon and condemned in the Admiralty and now lying at Spithead) to proceed to Portugal or other foreign market with her entire cargo without unlading: as has been granted to other like ships: it having been represented by Disney Staneforth, merchant, the purchaser of the said prize, that the Duty thereon is beyond the value.
Prefixing: the said Commissioners' report in the case. In several cases of this kind the liberty of export Duty free without landing has been granted by the Treasury for fish taken prize. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 338–9.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the Princess Woods, alias East Woods, in Hermitage or Blackmore, Co. Dorset, in order to a new lease thereof to the Duke of Newcastle.
Prefixing: report dated 1710 Aug. 1 from S. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, on said Duke's petition for same, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIII, p. 41. I was prevented reporting hereon for a considerable time by a caveat of the copyhold tenants of the manor of Forthington pretending a right to housebote on the premises: but as it appears that the lease, present and former, excepts all timber trees they have not prosecuted their caveat and I am informed by the steward that they desist from any further obstructing his Grace. The last lease passed 1663 July 10 to Denzill, Lord Holles, for three lives, whereof George Read is sole surviving. The premises are valued in the pretended Parliamentary Survey in 1650 at 22l. per an. above the old rent of 30s. per an. I estimate a fine of 70l. for an addition of two lives. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, pp. 181–2.
Jan. 19.Royal warrant dated St. James's to Spencer Compton to pay to Mary Thornycroft, widow, an annuity or yearly sum of 60l. as from 1710 Lady day. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 420.
Jan. 19.Royal sign manual for 200l. to Thomas, Duke of Leeds: out of Civil List money: without account. (Money warrant dated Jan. 26 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 5 hereon.) Ibid., p. 424. Order Book VIII, p. 29. Disposition Book XXI, p. 45.
Money warrant for 2,745l. to John, Duke of Newcastle, for one year and 184 days to 1709 Xmas on his allowance of 4l. a day in lieu of diet and fee of 20s. a day as Keeper of the Privy Seal. (Money order dated Jan. 23 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Feb. 21 hereon.) Money Book XXI, p. 4. Order Book VIII, p. 24. Disposition Book XXI, p. 50.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to signify to Mr. Weston and his sureties that they attend the Treasury Lords on Thursday morning next with a state of his accounts as late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Surrey: and the present Receiver of same is likewise to attend then with Mr. Weston and [they are] to produce to my Lords perfect states of their accounts signed by the proper auditor so that the total receipts &c. on the Land Tax for said county and House Duty anno 1709 may be clearly made out. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 294.
Treasury reference to Thomas Baker and William Gosslin, Receivers of Arrears of Prizes, of the petition of Alexander Hamilton, late Agent for Prizes on board her Majesty's Fleet in the West Indies, shewing that he executed that office with great fidelity from 1705 until June 1708, after which the captors became entitled to the whole produce of all prizes pursuant to an Act of Parliament [6 Anne, c. 65, clause 6] in that behalf: that after his said agency was at an end he remained at Jamaica to execute a commission of inquiry under the great seal to recover some outstanding debts [of prize money due to the Queen]: that upon his arrival in England he delivered in his accounts of his whole transaction to Baker and Goslin, who objected to several articles of his craving, to which he has made answer "upon the back of this petition." The referees are to report a true state of the petitioner's case. Reference Book VIII, p. 440.
Same to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad, and George Granville, Secretary at War, of the petition of Major General Thomas Pearce praying payment of one year's pay due to him as Major General to Dec. 22 last, he being preparing to go to his command in Portugal. Ibid.
Treasury commission to James Collins to be a Surveyor of the Duties on Houses loco Francis Barraby, dismissed. (Treasury warrant dormant to the Receiver General for Co. Yorks to pay 50l. per an. salary to said Collins.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, p. 64.
Royal warrant dated St. James's [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] to pass Duty free into Ireland the small arms brought from Holland by the Board of Ordnance, Ireland, and the elm timber bought at Bristol by them to mount the Ordnance in the several Garrisons of Ireland, and likewise the 6,000 small arms, 1,000 barrels of powder and some other Ordnance stores now shipped at the Tower of London for the service of Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 218.
Jan. 19.Royal warrant dated St. James's [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] to pay 1,000l. to Sir Constantine Phipps, who is appointed Lord Chancellor of Ireland, as royal bounty towards his equipage and preparation for the said employment. Out Letters (Ireland) IX, p. 228.
Jan. 20.Same dated same to Spencer Compton to detain and keep to his own use (out of moneys imprested to him as Paymaster of the Queen's bounties and pensions) 400l. per an. as from 1710 Sept. 29 in consideration of his services as Treasurer to the late Prince of Denmark: the said annuity to continue during pleasure and is hereby without further warrant to be paid by any other person who may be appointed to be Paymaster of the Queen's bounties and pensions. Further the said Compton is hereby authorised to similarly detain and keep for his own use 700l. as the Queen's free gift and royal bounty. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 407.
Same to same to pay 400l. to Charles Boit, enameller, in further part of 2,000l. for a large picture 22 inches by 18 inches in enamel "with the effigies of ourself, our late royal Consort and our Court." Ibid.
Same to same to pay 700l. as royal bounty and 400l. per an. from 1710 Sept. 29 to Francis Godfrey, who was one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber to the late Prince of Denmark. Ibid., p. 408.
Same to same to pay 700l. as royal bounty and 600l. per an. as from 1710 Sept. 29 to James Vernon, "our right trusty and well beloved Counsellor." Ibid.
Same to same to pay 34l. 10s. 0d. to Eliza[beth] Towers for so much expended by her in the Queen's service as necessary woman in 1709 and 1710. Ibid.
Same to same to make no further payment as from 1710 Sept. 29 of the 200l. per an. granted by warrant or Establishment under the Queen's sign manual dated 1709 Aug. 8 to John Tribbeko, who was a chaplain to the late Prince of Denmark: and in lieu thereof to pay him 100l. per an. as from 1710 Sept. 29 during pleasure.
Further to pay 200l. per an. from 1710 Sept. 29 to George Andrew Ruperti, clerk: during pleasure. Ibid., p. 429.
Same to same to pay an annuity or yearly sum of 100l. to Mary Betterton, widow, as from 1710 Lady day. Ibid.
Same to same to pay an annuity or yearly sum of 15l. to Mary La Pie: as from 1710 Sept. 29. Ibid.
Same to Visct. Fitz Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay warrants issued by Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, between 1708–9 Feb. 23 and 1709 Dec. 27 for sundry extraordinary charges found necessary for her Majesty's service, amounting in all to 865l. 8s. 10d., "which warrants as they are for extraordinaries not within the rules of our Establishment [of our Household] cannot (as we are given to understand) be regularly paid by you, the Treasurer of the Chamber, or allowed in your account, without our special authority and directions in that behalf."
Appending: list of said warrants:
£s.d.
to Mr. Vanbeck for her Majesty's picture set in gold600
to Mr. Shrider, organ maker, for mending and repairing the organs at St. James's and Windsor3210
to Mr. Cummins for mending a picture of Queen Elizabeth18126
to Mr. Vandenand for a pair of kettle drums1400
to Mr. Verelst for a picture of the four Indian Kings10700
to Mr. Wiggins for washing sheets480
to Mr. Heron, Page of the Removing Wardrobe, for disbursements2140
to Mr. Sewell, Page of the Removing Wardrobe, for disbursements26156
to Mr. Kay for locksmith work for her Majesty from 23 Feb. 1708–9 to 1709 Dec. 27653710
865810
Ibid., p. 410.
Jan. 20.Royal sign manual for 865l. to Hugh, Earl of Loudoun, as royal bounty: without account. (Money warrant dated Jan. 25 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 2 hereon.) (Letter of disposition dated March 1 hereon.) Ibid., p. 411. Order Book VIII, pp. 29, 35. Disposition Book XXI, p. 52.
Same for 119l. 7s. 6d. to John Inglis, Marshal of the Ceremonies, whereof 110l. is to be paid over by him as a present from her Majesty to Senr. [Vendramino] Bianchi, Secretary from the Republic of Venice, and the remaining 9l. 7s. 6d. for [Exchequer] fees on the issue thereof. (Money warrant dated Jan. 25 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 27 hereon.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 411. Order Book VIII, p. 27.
Same for 1,057l. to Sir Clement Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies, 1,000l. thereof to be by him paid over to Mary Ann de Montandre, daughter to [Ezechiel] Baron Spanheim, who died in England whilst Ambassador from the King of Prussia, and is "in lieu of the like present we should have made to the said Baron Spanheim in case he had returned back from our Court to the said King of Prussia": the remaining 57l. being for [Exchequer] fees on the receipt thereof. (Money warrant dated Jan. 25 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 27 hereon. In the margin a later confirmation dated 1711 June by Treasurer Oxford hereof.) Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, p. 412. Order Book VIII, pp. 27, 62.
Royal warrant dated St. James's to the Treasury Lords to give their warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Laurence, Earl of Rochester, of the coppice woods as follows: and whereas the Duke of Leeds in 1692 petitioned for a reversionary grant of certain lands, including the said coppice woods then valued at 200l., but upon the application of the Earl of Rochester and with the good liking of the said Duke the said coppices were left out of the grant which then passed to Charles Bertie et al. in trust for the said Duke, it is now the Queen's pleasure that the said 200l. be paid by the Earl of Rochester to the said Duke of Leeds as part of the fine of 350l. rated by the late Surveyor General of Crown Lands on this present grant and the remainder of said fine is to be hereby remitted.
Appending: (1) particular and memorandum dated 26 April 1710 of said premises made out by Auditor Thomas Jett: the coppice wood called Shakenhof Coppice containing 22 acres; and the two coppices called Hawke Coppice and Broad Quarter Coppice containing 104 acres; and Rowstead Coppice 26 acres; and Westwood Coppice containing 61 acres; and Wasted Coppice containing 52 acres; Notridge Coppice containing 64 acres; Gatesley Coppice and Gly Quarter Coppice containing 34 acres; Kingswood Coppice containing 52 acres; Leverish Coppice containing 27 acres; Smallstone and the Grove containing 63 acres; Cockshot Hill Coppice containing 48½ acres; Evendon Great Lankrich and Little Lankrich containing 65 acres; Hasilwood Coppice containing 68 acres; Pollard Coppice, alias Cranehill Coppice, containing 20 acres; Buckleape Coppice containing 25 acres; Five Oak Coppice containing 16 acres; Slack Pitts Coppice containing 86 acres and the shreddings of trees in the coppices aforesaid, being all within the Forest of Wychwood, Co. Oxford: all as demised 1661–2 Jan. 28 to Edward, Earl of Clarendon, for the lives of his sons Henry, Lord Cornbury, Lawrence Hyde and Edward Hyde: at a rental of 40l. per an. and with covenant for the lessee to pay the fees and wages of the keepers and rangers of Wychwood Forest, amounting to 42l. 11s. 8d. and 20l. per an. in lieu of firewood and not to fell under 12 years of growth or to graze therein.
(2) ratal dated 3 May 1710 by S. Travers, the (late) Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
(3) undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this demise. Queen's Warrant Book XXIV, pp. 413–19. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 283.
Jan. 20.Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to insert in the Establishment of North Britain 50l. per an. to William Mitchell as one of her Majesty's Chaplains loco Robert Blair, late same, deceased. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 182. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 222.
Money warrant for 200l. to Simon Harcourt, Clerk of the Crown in the Court of the Queen's Bench, on his 50l. per an. for extraordinary labour in managing criminal prosecutions in the said office, viz. 25l. for the half year thereon which he is in arrear thereon between 1704 Lady day and 1706 Lady day (his predecessor therein, Symon Harcourt, having been paid 25l. for the half year to 1704 Lady day and the said Richard having been paid 75l. for the succeeding year and a half, so that he is unpaid for the half year 1704 Lady day to Michaelmas), and the remaining 175l. for 3½ years thereon from 1709 Lady day to 1709 Michaelmas. Money order dated Jan. 25 hereon: (with a later Treasury confirmation dated 1711 June 9 hereof). Money Book XXI, p. 4. Order Book VIII, p. 28.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to innovate a lost annuity order No. 1357 for 28l. per an. purchased anno 1695 in the name of Thomas Bretton. Order Book VIII, p. 21.
Jan. 20.Letter of direction for 150,000l. to James Brydges, Paymaster of the Forces Abroad: for the service of said Forces anno 1711: out of loans to be made by himself on credit of Land Tax anno 1711: the tallies and orders for the said loans being to be reserved in his hands for such uses as my Lords shall direct.
Further for the issue of 25,900l. to same out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on the Land Tax anno 1711 and is intended to be applied as follows: viz.
£
to be paid over to the exchange remitters for the like value in their bills, for the subsistence of her Majesty's Forces in Flanders25,000
more for the subsistence to the said Forces upon account900
£25,900
Disposition Book XXI, p. 35.
Same for 4,000l. to Robert Walpole, Treasurer of the Navy, out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on the Land Tax 1711: and is intended for [ships'] wages: and 100l. thereof is to be paid to the Marquess of Carmarthen on account of his flag pay to Xmas last. Ibid., pp. 35, 36.
Same for 1,263l. 3s. 8¼d. to William, Lord Dartmouth, one of the Principal Secretaries of State: out of loans to be made by himself on credit of her Majesty's tin: and is upon the following accounts:
£s.d.
on his salary of 1,850l. per an. from 14 June 1710 to Sept. 295133
on his allowance of 3,000l. per an. for secret service75000
£1,2633
Ibid., p. 36.
Same for 3,000l. to Rachel Thomas, in further part of her order for 10,000l. for the Robes; whereon 3,000l. has been already issued: out of Civil List moneys. Ibid.
William Lowndes to James Brydges to assign 25,000l. (out of the above 150,000l.) of tallies and orders on the Land Tax, to wit such as shall stand registered next after 1,600,000l. thereon, to Mr. Hoare et al., the remitters of exchange: which sum together with the further sum of 25,000l. out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on the Land Tax anno 1711 as by the above letter of direction of this day is to answer the value of the said remitters' bills on Amsterdam for subsistence of the Forces in Flanders; at the exchange rate of 10 guilders 7 stivers per pound sterling. Ibid., p. 37.
Jan. 20.Letter of direction for 1,250l. to James Brydges: out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on the Land Tax anno 1711: and is for account of the 40,000 men anno 1711. Disposition Book XXI, p. 37.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners, Scotland. Upon looking over the Establishment for last Xmas quarter's salary list my Lords notice allowances put down for officers and boatmen without their names being given; also that you have removed Mr. Bruce, one of the collectors, without Treasury warrant, and without reporting the cause thereof to my Lords. My Lords therefore return you the said list or Establishment and direct you to make up the same according to the warrants you have received from the Treasury; and not to make any alterations of officers without first representing the same to them and having their warrant for so doing; and where any officers have served part of a quarter you are to put down how much of the quarter's salary is due to them respectively. Out Letters (General) XIX, p. 294.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners. My Lords direct you to appoint Henry Jones of the city of Wells, draper, to be distributor of stamps there, and Thomas Herscot to be a same at Taunton in Somerset, they being very well recommended to my Lords. Ibid., p. 295.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed reports [missing] from the Auditors and others relating to the method of computing the Duties on East India unrated goods. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Sir Richard Allen praying stay of process against him as a surety of Samuel Pacey, Receiver General for Suffolk, until he can obtain an Act of Parliament to enable him to sell part of his estate to discharge same. Reference Book VIII, p. 440.
Same to same of the petition of William Rogers, Receiver General for Co. Gloucester, for allowance of 615l. for his extraordinary expenses in his receipt from 1706 to 1710. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Simon Harcourt, Clerk of the Crown in the Court of the Queen's Bench, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. XXIV, p. 492, together with the Stamps Commissioners' report thereon. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Brydges and Mr. Granville of the petition of the General Officers of her Majesty's Forces in the Low Countries that served the last Campaign in 1710, praying to be allowed pay according to their respective commissions, although there is not provision made for them on the Establishment. Ibid., p. 441.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated 1710 Aug. 16 [to the Master of the Jewel House] for a gift of christening plate to Lord Howard of Effingham for his child: to an estimate of 55l. Warrants not Relating to Money XXI, p. 30.
Jan. 20.Treasury warrant to the Works for alterations in the Duke of Somerset's lodgings at Kensington and [in the] Lord Chamberlain's [Office] as by estimates from the Board of Works amounting respectively to 216l. 12s. 3d. and 46l. 11s. 8d. Ibid., p. 19.
Treasury commission to John Scrivener to be a Surveyor of the Duties on Houses loco John Hart, dismissed. (Treasury warrant dormant to the Receiver General for Co. Sussex to pay 50l. per an. salary to said Scrivener.) Out Letters (Affairs of Taxes) II, pp. 64, 65.
Royal warrant dated St. James's [to the Barons of the Exchequer, Scotland] to direct her Majesty's Receiver General in Scotland forthwith to pay to Henry Walker and George Barclay, two Episcopal ministers in Scotland, 50l. as royal bounty: to be equally divided between them, towards the relief of their pressing necessities. Out Letters (North Britain) II, p. 221.

Footnotes

1 Commons Journals, Vol. XVI, p. 450. Monday, 8 Jan. 1710–11.
Resolved: that an humble Address be presented to her Majesty that she will please to give directions that an account may be laid before this House of the payment of her Majesty's proportions of the subsidies granted to her Majesty the last Session of Parliament for her Allies.
Resolved: that an humble Address be presented to her Majesty that she will be pleased to give directions that an account may be laid before this House of the distributions of the Contingencies and Forage and Waggon Money granted by Parliament for the Forces in Flanders, in her Majesty's pay, from the year 1702 to Xmas 1710, both inclusive. _
Resolved: that an humble Address be presented to her Majesty that she will be pleased to give directions that an account be laid before this House of the distributions of the money granted for Contingencies of the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces in Great Britain for the last year ...
Resolved: that an humble Address be presented to her Majesty that she will please to give directions that an account be laid before this House of all pensions payable out of any part of the revenues; to whom paid and when granted; and also an account of all warrants and directions for any pensions.
2 See footnote, supra, p. 131.