Entry book: September 1695, 16-30

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10, 1693-1696. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1935.

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September 1695, 16–30

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Sept. 16. Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Gilbt. Spencer, Receiver General of Taxes, co. Kent, praying that 1,400l. overpaid on his account of the second 4s. Aid (which account he has cleared some time since) may be transferred to his account of the third 4s. Aid. Reference Book VII, p. 113.
Sept. 18. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 500l. to the Earl of Bradford on the order in his name [as Cofferer of the Household] for the service of the Household: to be issued out of loans on the Post Office now remaining in the Exchequer: same being intended for half a year to Sept. 29 inst. for his Majesty's running horses at Newmarket. Disposition Book XIII, p. 51.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to insert in his next [weekly] memorial for money 50l. for Capt. Edwards, late of Col. Row's Regiment, if so much shall appear due to him on the English Establishment. Ibid.
And 14l. 15s. 9d. for Major Shelden: to be placed to the account of contingencies.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 3,380l. 15s. 5d. to the Earl of Montagu on any unsatisfied order in his name as Master of the Great Wardrobe; 2,500l. thereof out of loans on the Post Office now remaining in the Exchequer, and 880l. 15s. 5d. out of loans to be made by said Earl or by his procurement on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: same to be applied as follows in part of said Earl's several estimates, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, p. 52.
in part of 1,212l. for a present to the Dey of Algiers and of 1,350l. for furniture at Kensington and of 550l. for furniture at Richmond House 2,500 0 0
to complete what remains due in the Office of the Great Wardrobe on account of her late Majesty's funeral 880 15 5
£3,380 15 5
Same to the Secretaries of the Admiralty. The Treasury Lords lately directed one month's subsistence to be paid to Col. Northcott for the Commission Officers of his Regiment, which is now going to the Straits, and 12d. a week for every private and 18d. for every corporal and drummer, and 2s. a week for every sergeant for one month, to be distributed as the said Colonel should think fit during their being on shipboard. They think it desirable that the Admiralty Lords give like orders to Sir George Rooke as were given to Admiral Russell to take care on the arrival of said Regiment in the Straits to furnish them out of his credits (as well as the 4 Regiments formerly sent thither, supra, p. 1186) with the payments and subsistence as above during their being on shipboard, and with the full subsistence when on shore: and that their Lordships will likewise send directions to one of their officers with the Fleet to take care of the provisions for the said Regiment that may be left on board the transport ships or are otherwise provided for the said Forces, to prevent embezzlement and for applying them to proper uses; and also of the bedding for the soldiers and other things that may be consigned to them by the Transports Commissioners. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 22.
Sept. 18. William Lowndes to the Earl of Romney to give directions to the Board of Ordnance to provide 210 barrels of powder as a present from the King to the Dey of Algiers: to be ready to be sent by the squadron of ships going to the Straits under Admiral Rooke. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 23.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to continue George Medcalfe (assistant to Richard Hutchinson, late Solicitor of the Customs, deceased) as like assistant to John Bridges, the present Solicitor, with allowance of 50l. per an. out of said Bridges' salary and 100l. per an. from the King. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 206, 207.
Samuell Dassell to be appointed Surveyor of Cowes loco Thomas Tye, removed to be Register of Certificates in Jersey.
Robert Smeathurst (an extraordinary watchman, London port) as a, watchman in fee, ibid. loco Charles Holford, deceased.
Thomas Tye as Register of Certificates in the Island of Jersey loco Samuell Dassell.
Same to same to appoint such officers as they think necessary for managing the Duties on Coal and culm waterborne on the navigable rivers: with such allowance as they think fit. Ibid.
Sept. 19. Money warrant for 273l. 3s. 2d. to Thomas Lowther, without account: for so much expended in passing a Commission for taking subscriptions for the Hospital at Greenwich and passing a privy seal and other expenses for his Majesty's service. (Money order dated Sept. 19 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 21. Order Book IV, p. 233.
Same for 156l. 14s. 4d. to the Agents for Taxes for John Child's overpayment on his account as Receiver of the second Quarterly Poll for co. Wilts: same to be immediately repaid in on said Child's account of the third 4s. Aid. (Money order dated Sept. 23 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 22. Order Book IV, p. 234.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of loans on the Letter Office now remaining in the Exchequer) 1,135l. 19s. 6d. to Bartholomew Burton and 273l. 3s. 2d. to Thomas Lowther. Disposition Book XIII, p. 52.
Same to same to issue (out of the like loans) 100l. to William Tailer on the unsatisfied order in his name ut supra, p. 1195. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Sir Leonard Robinson. The Treasury Lords desire you to continue the advancing of 500l. a week “or after that rate” on the tallies struck for the Paymaster of the Works on the Post Office revenue; to be computed from the time of your completing the advance of the first 8,000l. to him [the said Paymaster] in that manner [and to continue] until 4,000l. more shall be so advanced: “for which you are to have the next immediate tallies to the said 8,000l. and to be allowed the like discount of 1 per cent, down and interest at the rate of 6 per cent. more as you had and are to receive for the said 8,000l. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 421.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords have read your report of the 3rd inst. on the petition of John Callant, broker, of London, concerning the duty on French molasses bought of the Prizes Commissioners. As the Duty in dispute is appropriated [by Act of Parliament] my Lords can do nothing therein but leave it to be determined by law. Ibid. XV, p. 23.
Same to same. My Lords have read your presentment of the 18th inst. touching the management and collection of the Duties on Coals etc. You are to attend them with a list of the 18 persons you propose to be collectors or receivers in the inland navigable rivers. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to Mr. Whitley, Receiver for co. Chester. The Taxes Agents have by all means in their power pressed you to pay in your moneys of the several taxes, and you are yet in arrear 26,000l. on the several receipts. You are forthwith to let us know in whose hands the moneys are which should satisfy the said arrear, and if any moneys remain uncollected of the first and second Quarterly Poll and the third 4s. Aid; so that we may write to the [Assessment] Commissioners of such counties or places as have not paid. And if, as has been suggested, you have any considerable sum of money at Chester you must forthwith under a strong guard bring same to the Exchequer. Hereof fail not, that we be not obliged to order you to account in custody. Ibid, p. 24.
[? Sept. 15.] The like letter to Mr. Briggs and Mr. Blofeild, Receivers for co. Norfolk, concerning their arrear of 17,000l. “which is principally occasioned by the extraordinary advantages you insist upon and receive by the return of the moneys.” You are forthwith to pay same under threat as above. Ibid.
Sept. 19. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Hawkins to act for the Comptroller of Rye port for the fees and established allowance of that place loco John Webb, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 208.
Anthony Sidercum as boatman in Rochester port loco Jonathan Deeplake, who has quitted the service.
Same to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to employ Christopher Kerby as joint Agent for Prizes with Martin Westcombe, esq., in the port of Cadiz, “but without any increase of charge to his Majesty.” Ibid, p. 208. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 32.
Sept. 19. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Christian, praying the management of the Duties on coals and culm at Newcastle and on the rivers of Tyne and Wear, and to inspect and take an account of all waterborn coals that are sent to the glass and salt works on the said rivers or any other place or town where waterborn coals are made use of. Reference Book VII, p. 113.
Same to same of the petition of Anne Granville et al. for a grant of the King's share of a seizure of a foreign built ship called the Two Freinds, Capt. Garret Commander, from Leghorn to England with Turkey goods on board, said seizure being by reason of contravention of the Navigation Act: said grant being prayed in consideration of a grant which was intended to be made to them of forfeited embargo bonds. Ibid.
Same to the Postmasters General of the abstract of Mr. Warburton's accounts of the “English and Irish” Post Office from 1685, Lady day, “that is to say of the English letters [to Ireland] to the 16th May, 1689, and of the Inland Irish Post Office to 1688, Christmas.” Ibid, p. 114.
Treasury constitution and appointment of Henry Shales as auditor to take the accompts of the Crown Revenues in cos. Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Oxford, Berks, Beds, and Bucks, and in cos. York, Durham, and Northumberland, which offices are lately void by the decease of John Shales [and Anthony Stephens]: the said Henry Shales being willing to undertake the execution of the said offices without other or further charge to the Crown than the present allowance which only defray the clerk's salaries and the incidents. The respective salaries or annuities of 200l. per an. formerly belonging to [each of] the said offices is accordingly hereby to cease. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 31
Treasury warrant [to Serjeant Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South] to build a stable to the Great Lodge in New Park, near Richmond, at the instance of Lawrence, Earl of Rochester, who has the custody of said Park: at a cost of 92l. (out of the unappropriated moneys of lops and tops of Navy timber) and 18 loads of timber (not fit for the Navy) to be felled in said Park. Ibid, p. 32.
[?] Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of a release to Thomas Seaman of several messuages in the city of Norwich and several rents reserved on several leases of same by virtue of an extent and sale to the said Thomas Seaman by William Bells, gent., see supra, p. 1183. Ibid.
Sept. 19. Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Geo. Long of premises [coal works], ut supra, p. 1142, at the rent of 20s. per an. Ibid, p. 33.
Sept. 20. Money order for 600l. to the Duchess of Grafton, sole heiress to Henry late Earl of Arlington, as in part of a greater sum due to said Earl: as by the privy seal of 1693, April 13. Order Book IV, p. 233.
Sept. 20. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,093l. 13s. 4d. to John Knight and Bartholomew Burton on the unsatisfied order in their names, ut supra, p. 1192: to be issued out of loans to be made by them or by any others by their appointment on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XIII, p. 53.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Phillipps touching his service in detecting several frauds committed by Samuel Dashwood, collector of Excise for co. Norfolk. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 420.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Smith, gent., shewing that for a valuable consideration Col. Trelawney sold to him a ship named the St. Peter of Copenhagen and her lading, which by the Admiralty Court had been decreed to the King and was granted by the King to said Col. for good services, the said ship and her goods belonging to subjects of France and was forced into the port of Fowey by stress of weather and there seized: and that petitioner paid the Customs at Fowey for the said goods, “which was paper,” but upon arrival of the ship and goods in London port same are seized upon the Statute prohibiting trade with France. Reference Book VII, p. 114.
Sept. 24. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 50,000l. to Edward Russell, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of loans in the Exchequer on the third 4s. Aid: to be applied to payment of wages and seamen. Disposition Book XIII, p. 53.
Sept. 25 [? sic for 24] Same to same to issue 21,289l. 0s.d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on the credit of the Duties on Coals and Glass: and to be reserved in his hands for such uses of the war as the Treasury Lords shall direct. Ibid.
Sept. 24. Same to said Earl to pay as follows out of the above 21,289l. 0s.d. “this day” appointed to be issued to you, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid.
to complete the week's subsistence to the Forces in England to Sept. 16 inst. 4,780 11 2
for a week's subsistence to the said Forces to the 23rd inst. 7,600 0 0
for a week more to same to the 30th inst. 7,600 0 0
for Widow Risley for her late husband's arrears of pay as Lieut, in Sir David Coljear's Regiment to the time of his death 21 13 0
£20,002 4 2
Same to the Customs Commissioners to hear Mr. Tye (whom you have presented to my Lords to be Register of Certificates in the Island of Jersey) before you send him thither; and to present some other person for that employment if thereupon you think it reasonable. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 24.
Sept. 24. William Lowndes to the Earl of Romney [as Master of the Ordnance] to report on the enclosed papers touching the ship Lyon, which was commanded [commandeered] by Thomas Hewetson esq., for his Majesty's service in the Leeward Islands. Please communicate same to the Principal Officers of the Board of Ordnance for them to state the demand of the part owners of said ship for so much as concerns the Ordnance Service. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 25.
Treasury warrant to Sir Edward Ward, kt., Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, late Attorney General, to deliver up to the East India Company the bonds as follows: the said Company having in 1693, Oct. 3, become bound in 150,000l. to the King to export 1693–1,.Jan. 11, goods and merchandise of the growth and product of this kingdom to their factories in India to the value of 100,000l., whereof 50,000l. to be in woollen manufacture: and likewise 50,000l. in the like goods and merchandises before 1694, April 1, whereof 25,000l. to be in woollen manufactures: all which they have bona fide done on their own account to their several factories in India and other places within the limits of their charter (“parts beyond the Cape of Good Hope or Island of Sancta Helena”), viz.: having exported 105,984l. 3s. 0d. worth of such goods before the said Jan. 11 and 47,814l. 1s. 9d. worth before the said April 1, all which were such woollen manufacture except 18,691 hundred weight of lead, of the value of about 9,000l.: the particulars of the said bonds being as follows, viz.: Sir Thomas Cooke, bart. (third Governor of said Company), 20,000l.; Sir John Fleet (then Lord Mayor) 10,000l.; Sir Josia Child, bart., 20,000l.; Sir John More, kt., 10,000l.; Sir Samuel Dashwood, kt., 10,000l.; Sir Benjamin Bathurst, kt., 5,000l.; Sir William Langhorne, bart., 10,000l.; Sir Thomas Rawlinson, kt., 10,000l.; Sir Rowland Answorth, kt., 10,000l.; Sir Joseph Herne, kt., 10,000l.; Sir William Gore, kt., 10,000l.; Sir Edward Des Bovery, kt., 5,000l.; John Perry, esq., 10,000l.; Isaac Houblon, 5,000l., and Richard Acton, 5,000l.: and the actual shipment of goods as above being vouched by Robert Williamson, searcher of London port, and by the affidavits of Samuel South, Francis Thompson, John English and William Thorowgood, servants and agents to the said Company; and the 7 ships carrying said goods arrived at the Cape of Good Hope in August, 1694, as advised by letter from the master of the ship Thomas. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 209–1.
Treasury reference to Mr. Fox of the petition of Assarius Velthoven, Dutch Provost Marshal, shewing that 2,134l. 14s. 10d. remains due to him for himself and men's service under him in the reduction of Ireland; whereof he has received only 856l. 5s. 0d.: therefore praying that his account thereof may be laid before the Treasury by the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, and the balance be paid him. Reference Book VII, p. 114.
Sept. 25. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 452l. 10s.d. to Charles Fox and Thomas Lord Coningsby, on the unsatisfied order in their names, for the service of the Forces [in Ireland]: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Fox on credit of the Duties on Glass etc.: and to be paid over to the Commissioners of the Transports on account for the Transport service. Disposition Book XIII, p. 34.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Samuell Clark, praying the arrears of pay due to him as an ensign in Col. Holt's Regiment in the Leeward Islands from 1693, April 1, to 1695, May 1. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 421.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to the house of the Ambassador from the States General his goods as follows arrived from Holland in the ship Margarett. Ibid, p. 422.
Appending: schedule of said goods (“dais de velours rouge” etc.)
Treasury warrant to same to employ John Edwards (for long an extraordinary tidesman, London port, and well behaved) as a noontender, ibid loco. Arthur Crispin, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 211.
John Chapman as a watchman in fee ibid loco John Steele, who has relinquished same.
Treasury order to same to observe (a) infra. Ibid, p. 212.
Prefixing: (a) order of the Lords Justices dated Whitehall, Sept. 12 inst., made on a report of that date from the Committee of Trade and Plantations that a General Embargo be laid Dec. 1st next on [the ships going on] all foreign trades that shall be on this side the Downs after the said 1st Dec., as also an all ships and vessels trading to foreign parts in any the outports of this kingdom which shall not be fully laden by the said 1st Dec., “such ships and vessels excepted as trade to Holland, Flanders, Hamburg, the East[land] Country and Ireland, and all foreign ships and vessels provided they take none of his Majesty's subjects aboard them, and all ships and vessels employed in the coasting trade of this kingdom and ships employed in his Majesty's immediate service: provided that all ships designed to go with convoy for Falmouth, Plymouth, Exmouth, Dartmouth, and other the western ports between Falmouth and the Downs be ready to proceed on their voyage by the 15th of November next in order to be brought to Spithead to rendezvous for the convoy.” Notice to be given to the merchants concerned that after the said 1st Dec. no ships or vessels except as above excepted will be permitted to go out.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners for the [Million Adventure under the] Salt Duty Act [5 Wm. and Mary, c. 7] of the petition of the Receivers of the late contributions on the said Act, shewing that they were necessitated, in compliance with the Act, to make a defalcation, to every individual contributor, of 14 per cent, per an. from their time of payment till Michaelmas then next, which caused no little trouble to them in management and great intricacy in their accounting: that the Treasury Lords promised them an additional allowance of 1d. per £ on their payments into the Exchequer beyond the 1d. per £ allowed by the Act: therefore praying to be allowed the said extra 1d. per £ in their accounts. Reference Book VII, p. 114.
Sept. 25. Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Sir Cornwall Bradshaw et al., creditors of Sir Patrick Trant, against any grant of the real or personal estate of said Trant till they be heard. Caveat Book, p. 40.
Sept. 26. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Maria D'Agar for restoration of a seizure of a print petticoat, some muslin and small things which she brought with her from Flanders. Reference Book VII, p. 115.
Sept. 27. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Philip Packer 500l. out of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise remaining in the Exchequer: on the unsatisfied order in his name, for necessaries supplied to the Transfer Office. Disposition Book XIII, p. 54.
Same to same to issue 3,721l. 8s. 8d. to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their names for the service of the Forces [Ireland]: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Fox on credit of the Duties on Glass, Coals etc.; and to be paid over to the Commissioners of the Transports to satisfy so much due to Arthur Shallet, of London, merchant, for the service of 6 ships taken up by the said Commissioners in the intended Descent in 1693, as certified by Samuel Atkinson, one of the said Commissioners: such payment to be to enable Shallet to clear his bonds at the Custom House. Ibid.
Same to same to pay 254l. 19s. 3d. to said Fox and Coningsby: out of loans to be made ut supra: and to be paid to the several Irish officers as follows who are certified by Col. Henry Lutterell to have come over and joined his Majesty's Forces on the surrender of Limerick, “and have not yet received anything on account of the promise then made to them by General Ginkle,” viz.: 21l. 17s. 6d. each to Daniell Wood, Ulick Bourk, William Courtnay, John Connor, John St. John, James Archer and Joseph Furlan (Captains of Horse); 9l. 2s. 0d. each to Hugh Savage, Edward Lenagh, Philip Fox, John Polman, Timothy Gorman and Andrew Doyley (Captains of Foot); 14l. 6s. 6d. each to Robert Lutterell and Garret Wall (Lieutenants of Horse); and 12l. 1s. 0d. to Charles Laker (Lieutenant of Dragoons); and 10l. 0s. 9d. to Miles Swiny, Cornet. Ibid, p. 55.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Jeremiah Holycross, shewing that he served 12 years as a waiter and searcher at Sidmouth and was turned out without any fraud laid to his charge: and praying a tidesman in fee's place, London port, loco Stephen Towes, deceased. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 25.
Same to Mr. Povey enclosing the petition [missing] of Hen. Lewis concerning moneys due to him for recruits and clothing which he furnished for the service of New York; same being referred to the Treasury Lords by the Lords Justices. Please lay same before the Committee for Trade and Plantations for a true statement to be made of petitioner's demands. Ibid.
Sept. 27. William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Ward, late Agent to the Earl of Bath's Regiment, now commanded by Sir Bevill Granville, praying payment of 1,800l. due to him from said Regiment. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 25.
Same to the Surveyors of the Duties on Glass etc. to employ in London or somewhere near William Wonham, whom my Lords recently nominated as one of the 25 officers for said duty, “and that he attend no longer without this Commission.” Ibid, p. 26.
Same to the Earl of Montagu [Master of the Great Wardrobe] to provide the particulars as follows for a present to be sent to Tripoli, consisting of such particulars as Consul Loddington has desired, and in consideration of the renewal of the Peace with that Government. Lay before my Lords an account of the charge thereof “and money will be appointed to answer the same.” Ibid.
Appending: list of said goods (2 pieces each of scarlet [cloth], black, crimson; and one piece each of green, sky, violet, being 8 [sic] pieces of cloth at 30l. per piece or 240l.; 3 pieces of brocade, value about 100l.; 6 gold watches, value 100l.; 2 pieces fine satin, value 20l.; total, 460l.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to present to my Lords William Hely as officer at Jersey loco Mr. Dassell, “if you have no objection to the contrary; it being the employment he formerly served in.” Ibid.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Cornelius Denis et al., English merchants, shewing that their ship, the Two Freinds, Jo[h]n Garret, commander, lately arrived from Leghorn and Spain laden with currants and other Turkey commodities and was seized under the Navigation Act as a foreign built ship, though she was manned and owned by English born subjects and the greatest part of her English built: therefore praying a noli prosequi. Reference Book VII, p. 115.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and of Hearthmoney Arrears of the petition of Edward Gibbs, shewing that he was for several years Receiver General of Hearthmoney in several counties in North and South Wales at the salary of 200l. per an., which duty determined at Lady Day, 1690; that the Commissioners of that revenue ordered him to collect the “said duty and arrears” after 1690, Midsummer, and [he] was 3 months after that in London making up his own and [his] officers' accounts: therefore praying to be allowed his salary to 1690, Midsummer. Ibid.
Sept. 28. Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richd. Peirce, one of the five [under] searchers, London port, praying that Mr. Thomas Walker may be sworn as his deputy loco Robert Williamson, who by reason of extraordinary affairs of his own cannot continue to act as such deputy. Ibid.
Sept. 28. Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners to forbear proceedings against the brewers at Portsmouth until you next attend my Lords at the Treasury. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 27.
Same to same enclosing a copy of Mr. Wilcocks' answer to your report on his petition. You are not to levy on the utensils in his brewhouse until the matter in dispute between you and him be determined. Ibid.