Entry Book: April 1693, 11-20

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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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April 1693, 11–20

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
1693. April 11. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to grant to Sir Scroope How, kt., the office of Comptroller of Excise loco Elias Ashmole, deceased: with 1,320l. per an. for the salaries of him and his clerks; payable quarterly from Christmas, 1692. King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 149–50.
Same to same for a same to grant to Samuel Travers, esq., the office of Surveyor General of Crown lands, during pleasure, with the fee of 200l. per an.: all as amply as William Harbord, Sir Charles Harbord Sir Thomas Fanshaw or any other predecessor therein. Ibid, p. 150.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Excise for 2,000l. to Whitfeild Hayter in repayment of so much lent by him thereon April 4 inst. Money Book XII, p. 58.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 41,268l. to Edward Russell on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the Navy (not being orders on the 4s. Aid): to be satisfied out of loans to be made by said Russell on credit of the Continuing Act: “to be applied to the service of the Victualling or the Land Forces.” Disposition Book XI, p. 148.
April 11. Henry Guy to Mr. Clarke to report on the contingent bill of 71l. 0s. 6d. as craved by Brigadier Churchill; the Earl of Ranelagh having reported thereon that Mr. Blathwayt has always perused such contingent bills and reported thereon. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 44.
Same to Mr. Hutchinson. My Lords have for some time expected you to bring them such papers as are necessary to be signed in order to the establishing a Custom House at Harwich. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance, enclosing the certificate and affidavits [missing] of Mr. Edward Howse's having paid 250l. to Cha. Monck, Secretary to the Train of Artillery in Ireland, for the service thereof in 1690. You are to pay to said Howse forthwith the 250l. issued at the Exchequer Oct. 3 last to Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance, for this service, in satisfaction of a bill of exchange in your hands drawn on you by the late Duke of Schonberg. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Jo[h]n Hicks as waiter and searcher at Carlisle loco Thomas Darlston, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 20.
Same to Sir Nich. Crispe, collector outwards, London port, to swear John, Visct. Fitzharding, and William Shaw into the office of one of the two searchers of Gravesend, and John Baron as their deputy therein. Ibid, p. 35.
Treasury warrant to William Tailer for a particular of the mines, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IX, p. 1766, in order to a lease thereof to Charles, Earl of Macclesfield, for 31 years at a royalty of a tenth of the clear profit thereof. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 184.
Prefixing: report, dated 1692, Aug. 12, by said Tailer as deputy surveyor of Crown Lands on said Earl's petition for same. Lord Herbert of Cherbury petitioned for a lease from Charles II of the like premises in co. Merioneth and a report was thereon made 1668, May 16, by Sir Jeof. Palmer, Attorney General, and Sir C. Harbord, the Surveyor General of Crown Lands, that a grant might be made, without naming particulars. Whether a grant was obtained does not appear to me, but the contrary is alleged. I have reported this day on a petition of Phill. Bickerstaffe for the like premises. I cannot advise a grant of the mere or ponds in the said county, as being not particularly expressed and the Crown's title not set out.
Report to the Queen from the Treasury Lords relating to the Descent. We have endeavoured to compute the charge of the Descent, but are not able as yet to make a full estimate of the whole. We find by certificates from the proper officers (whereof copies [missing] are annexed) and discourse with them that over and above the money for the victuals, for which we have already directed tallies to the amount of 61,268l., it will be necessary for putting in hand that enterprise to pay forthwith to the Office of Ordnance 30,000l. in ready money for stores certified to be wanting for this service; 7,125l. 1s. 4d. for two months in advance to the officers of the Train for providing themselves with necessaries and 10,687l. 12s. 0d. for three months more to be put into the Paymaster's hands ready to be paid them on their embarcation; 48,210l. to the Commissioners of the Transports at present [forthwith] for one month's freight for the ships and to provide horse provisions, platforms etc. The total of these is 96,022l. 13s. 4d. Further, the growing charge of the transport ships is computed at 36,000l. per month. Ibid, pp. 155–6.
We are not yet able to inform ourselves exactly of all the demands that will be made for that part of the Army which is to be embarqued and many other particulars as well of the present as of the growing charges of the said Design, but we apprehend partly by the extraordinary establishments which were made last year upon the like occasion (some copies whereof [missing] are hereunto annexed) that the whole must necessarily amount to a very large sum and be more or less according to the time the ships and men shall be employed therein.
We think it our duty to represent that before the King's departure to Holland he approved a scheme which we had caused to be made (a copy [missing] whereof is hereto annexed) of all the funds provided in the last Sessions of Parliament for the service of the war, and of the distribution thereof to the respective uses or heads of expense, part of which (to wit those relating to the Navy) have special appropriations made for them in the Acts of Supply; and the residue relating to Land Forces were designed by the King to be supplied in the proportions set down in the said scheme, which were judged necessary for the carrying on of the public service this year.
Fresh demands are daily made of large sums of money and particularly for the said Descent, which are beyond the appropriations and designments contained in the said scheme, when at the same time it is evident that all the moneys that can be raised and all the securities which can be given from the funds provided by Parliament for this year will not be sufficient to answer our said scheme. If your Majesty think fit to command any new expense extraordinary the uses of the scheme must be so much further disappointed. The whole amount of funds for carrying on the service by sea and land and for alliances, extraordinaries etc. in this year amounted to 3,974,608l. 1s.d. and no more can be expected from the same unless it shall be resolved that the Tax upon Joint Stocks [4 Wm. and Mary, c. 15] (estimated by the House of Commons at 57,000l. and which in truth will produce no more than 43,219l.) shall be added to the credit of 500,000l. given by the [said] Act and not be merged therein, which is a point of law now under consideration of the King's counsel.
Of the [said] whole sum, 1,926,516l. 10s. 0d. is appropriated to the Navy, Victualling and sea service of the Ordnance. Not a shilling of this can be diverted without breaking the law and incurring the penalties therein. Of the remaining 2,048,091l. 11s.d. (of which 400,000l. voted to be raised on the old branches of the Revenue forms a part), the King thought it absolutely necessary for putting the Troops in a condition of acting that 341,521l. 1s.d. should be forthwith applied by payments in money and tallies to clear the Army to 1692, April 1. These tallies are accordingly levied and a good part of the money is already paid. No part of this sum was comprehended in the House of Commons' estimate for this year's service.
As to the other articles to be supplied out of the abovesaid 2,048,091l. 11s.d., the subsistence of the Army doth amount to 25,000l. one week with another, which we have paid [weekly] hitherto, and the computation in the [abovesaid] scheme extends but to Nov. 5 next, which will be about two months short of the year's end. We have been obliged to pay already 80,990l. 15s. 0d., part of the sum contained in the said scheme, for carriages, bread, arms, recruits and other things enumerated in Mr. Blathwait's memorials. Tallies are now striking for the two sums (comprised in the scheme) of 61,268l. for victuals for the Descent and 45,724l. 12s. 8d. for transports for the year 1692, which latter were thought absolutely necessary to be discharged before the [ship]owners or masters would be engaged in any new service. Tallies are actually levied for 109,000l. for the Duke of Savoy and Elector of Saxony and for 180,014l. 7s. 4d. for the clothing of the Army, which otherwise would not have been delivered.
We therefore offer that it must needs create a great inconvenience to your Majesty's affairs to engage in any new charge that is like to be considerable, since in our opinion it will not be possible to make provision for it without disappointing the payments to the Navy which are appropriated, or diverting the funds designed by the scheme for the subsistence of the Army, which may prove of the last ill consequence.
April 12. Royal warrant under the Queen's sign manual to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 1,850l. per an. each to Daniel, Earl of Nottingham, and Sir John Trenchard as Principal Secretaries of State: to be payable quarterly: the first payment to be at June 24 next. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 149.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to James Herbert of the leases from the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury of the rectory and tithes of Milton, alias Middleton, next Sittingbourne, co. Kent, and Harstowe, near Newington in Kent, forfeited to the Crown by the attainder of Sir Edward Scott for high treason: the first of the said premises having been demised for 21 years by said Dean and Chapter, 1676, June 30, to Nathaniell Dorrell, esq., who died intestate, and his widow, Ellis Dorrell, married said Scott; and the second of said premises having been demised to said Scott by said Dean and Chapter for a short term yet in being. Ibid, pp. 152–3.
Royal sign manual for 200l. to Henry Smith, gent., without account: in reward for good and acceptable services performed. (Money warrant dated April 24 hereon.) (Money order dated April 25 hereon.) Ibid, p. 156. Money Book XII, p. 63. Order Book III, p. 371.
April 12. Royal sign manual for 1,987l. 11s.d. to Jacob Harwood of London, merchant, out of which he is to clear a debt contracted by Col. Thomas Dungan for the Crown of England in the time he was Governor of New York, which is claimed by or for Robert Levingston, and any surplus to be applied to the use of said Dungan: the only account herefor is to be rendered to said Dungan. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 156. Money Book XI, p. 63. Order Book III, p. 371. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 398.
And 635l. to Samuell Swinnock of London, merchant, to clear another debt contracted as aforesaid and which is claimed by said Swinnock; any surplus hereof to be similarly applied to the use of said Dungan: and to be similarly accounted for. (Money warrant dated April 24 hereon: to be satisfied out of loans to be made by the said parties on credit of the three fourths of the Customs.) (Money orders dated April 26 hereon.)
Treasury allowance of the Excise Office incidents bill, detailed, for the half year to 1692, Christmas (total, 1,791l. 6s. 1d.). Money Book XII, pp. 62–3.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 45,724l. 12s. 8d. to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on any unsatisfied orders in their names for the service of the Forces in Ireland (not being orders on the 4s. Aid): to be satisfied out of loans by said Fox on credit of the Continuing Act: to be applied to satisfy the transports for the year 1692. Disposition Book XI, p. 148.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the creditors of the Londonderry officers concerning the money due to them from said officers. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 45.
Same to the Navy Commissioners, enclosing the Customs Commissioners' memorial [missing] concerning money paid by some collectors of the outports to Vice Admirals [for impresting seamen] for the service for the year 1692. Please pass same in like manner with the former accounts for that service. Ibid.
Same to Lord Coningsby with Mr. Fox to report on papers as below. Ibid.
Appending: list of said papers, viz. the petition of the Irish officers who declared for their Majesties at the surrender of Limerick: ditto of the officers sent hither by the Lords Justices of Ireland and the General's orders under the care of Capt. Borne: Mr. Robinson's certificate of half pay due to Irish officers that deserted [James II]: a letter from Lieut. Gen. Talmach: Lord Coningsby's certificate of several who deserted the Irish Army: a letter from Lieut. Gen. Talmach, with a list of officers that came over at Limerick: Secretary the Earl of Nottingham's letter to the Treasury [transmitting the above papers].
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the officers of the Royal Regiment of Fuziliers, praying payment of 300l. for 100 recruits by them raised and sent into Flanders in 1689 at 3l. a man. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Benjamin Thomlinson et al. concerning clothes by them provided for Col. Edward Lloyd's Regiment, amounting to 3,000l. Ibid, p. 46.
April 12. Henry Guy to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account of money received and paid by the Treasurer of the Navy between the 1st and 7th inst. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 45.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Mackie as a coast surveyor in Harwich port, in accordance with the King's pleasure signified to the Treasury Lords by Sir John Trenchard, kt., a Principal Secretary of State. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 35.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of the account of Francis Negus, Surveyor of the Mews, of moneys due for building and reparations to the Mews. Reference Book VI, p. 464.
Same to William Tailer of the memorial of Sir Peter Killegrew for a new lease of Pendennis Castle and lands there, which the Crown has held [leased] from petitioner's ancestors [and of which the lease] expired at Lady day, 1693; “Sir Peter by his allegations valuing the same at 400l. per an. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor [of Crown Revenues] for Wales of the petition of John Evans for a lease of the Custom of Amobrage and Raglatt, fines, amerciaments, heriots etc., and other casualties in the lordships, manors and commotes of Mallaen, Cayo, Mableview, Mabedryd, Maenordeilo, Kethinock Forest, Glencothy and Penant and in the manors or grange of the dissolved monastery of Talley and waifs and strays there and tolls of the fairs of Llanbyther, Llanvihangel Yeroth and fair Rose Vach in Pencarreg, co. Carmarthen, and the toll of the fairs of Llanbyther, Llanwenog, Llanwen Capell, St. Silling and Dyhewyd, co. Cardigan, where sheep and pigs are sold, which are small affairs, yet belong to the Crown but have not been gathered or looked after these many years, there being no grants, leases or any other authority from the Crown to any person to collect same: petitioner being resident in those parts. Ibid, p. 465.
The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. We have read your report on the petition of Col. Henry Lutterell, praying a custodiam of the estate lately belonging to his brother, Col. Symon Lutterell, “which [report] we have sent into Holland to be laid before his Majesty.” You are to continue said Henry in possession till the King's pleasure thereon be known. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 282.
Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay the following sums to the Commissioners for Stating the Accounts of the Army in Ireland, viz.: 510l. 19s. 0d. each to William Molineux, William Robinson and Edward Corker for two years and 16 days, 1690, Dec. 9, to 1692, Dec. 25; 291l. 1s. 11d. to John Stone for 1690, Dec. 9, to 1691, May 20; 65l. 1s. 4d. to John Foulk for 1691–2, Feb. 12, to 1692, May 17; 217l. 2s. 6d. to William Palmer for 1691–2, Feb. 12, to 1692, Dec. 25 (total, 2,217l. 1s. 11d.). Ibid, p. 284.
April 13. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 486l. to Richard, Earl of Scarborough, for his charges in mounting and subsisting etc., ut supra, p. 150, taking off the respits from those members of the First Troop of Guards in question. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 155.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to apply 14,150l., 10,741l. 10s. 2d. and 5,000l., directed as below, respectively to wages, victualling and wear and tear. Money Book XII, p. 61.
Money warrant for 3,000l. to Henry, Duke of Norfolk, for one year to 1691, Sept. 29, on his annuity: to be satisfied by tallies on the Excise. (Henry Guy to the Excise Commissioners to pay same by 100l. a week from next week.) Ibid, p. 64. Disposition Book XI, p. 150.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XI, p. 149.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for wages: out of loans on the 4s. Aid 14,150 0 0
to ditto for same: out of loans on the Additional Impositions 850 0 0
to ditto for the Victuallers for current service: out of loans on the 4s. Aid 10,000 0 0
to ditto for same to answer Mr. Jefferys' bill: out of same 741 10 2
to ditto for contingencies for the Fleet: out of contributions [on survivorships], “whereof 1,000l. since applied for wages, per letter” 2,000 0 0
to ditto for wear and tear: out of loans on the 4s. Aid 5,000 0 0
to ditto for Capt. Martin: out of contributions [on survivorships] 200 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for land service: out of contributions 1,000 5 0
to ditto for same: out of low wines 999 15 0
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the week's subsistence [of the Forces abroad and in England]: out of loans on the 4s. Aid, 6,577l. 8s. 2d. and out of contributions [on survivorships] 17,799l. 15s. 0d. 24,377 3 2
Out of loans on the 4s. Aid.
to ditto to clear the officers who attended the Duke of Leinster in the late expedition 1,167 19 7
to ditto for subsistence to three additional Troops of the Royal Regiment 774 11 6
to ditto for subsistence of 54 recruits of said Regiment 251 10 0
to ditto for subsistence of 54 additional men to Col. Coy's Regiment 291 10 0
to ditto for subsistence of 54 recruits of Villiers' Regiment 297 18 0
to Cha. Fox for the week's subsistence to the Foot Regiments of Hamilton, Melonier, Du Cambon and Belcastle 938 15 3
to ditto for 14 days' subsistence to the Regiments of Lord Strath-naver and Sir James Moncreif 703 18 4
£63,744 16 0
April 13. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of 109l. 6s. 7d. of Letter [Office] money; 135l. 13s. 5d. of the Excise; and 545l. of the Duke of Norfolk's loan on the Excise: making 790l. in all, viz.: l. Disposition Book XI, p. 150.
to me [Guy] for secret service, 200l., 100l., 130l., 15l., 10l., 50l., 20l. 525
to the Speaker of the House of Commons for [the month of] March 155
to Drew and Hill for apprehending highwaymen 40
to Mr. Overton for prosecutions 70
Same to the Victualling Commissioners (out of the 10,741l. 10s. 2d. directed as above to the Navy Treasurer) to pay 741l. 10s. 2d. to Jeoffry Jefferies: being due on a bill signed by you for sundry provisions and `disbursements for their Majesties' service by Reginald Wilson, esq., at Jamaica in Jan., 1691–2, for the supply of the King's ship Swan. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Clarke to procure a royal warrant, to be signed by the Queen, to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland to pay 500l. to Lieut. Col. Charles Ross for arrears of his pay in Col. James Wynn's Regiment of Dragoons. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 46.
Same to same to procure like warrants to authorise the allowance in said Paymasters' accounts of the following sums paid on account to the Danish Forces, viz.: Ibid.
l. s. d.
to Jo[h]n Weaver, collector of Portsmouth port, on his bill of exchange 100 0 0
to several officers that came [to England] for recruits in 1691 390 8 0
to three Regiments of Horse, on account of subsistence, during their stay in England after their coming out of Ireland 4,099 7
[? to same] for subsistence in Flanders to 1692, Mar. 31 6,612 0 0
on account of Lieut. Levingston's arrears 20 2 9
for the chaplain of Col. Schested's Regiment of Horse 72 6 2
£11,294 4
Same to same to procure a like warrant to authorise said Paymasters to pay 54,974l. 12s.d. to Wickman Hanseim, esq., being in full of the balance due to the Danish Forces to 1692, Mar. 31. Ibid, p. 47.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Carpender for leave to surrender his place as a King's waiter, London port, to Fulchen Martin, who has been his deputy therein. Reference Book VI, p. 464.
April 13. Entry of a Treasury caveat on behalf of Dr. William Oldys, Advocate General of the Admiralty, that no grant pass of the place of Advocate to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes till he be first heard. Caveat Book, p. 32.
April 14. Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 36.
Prefixing: (a) order of the Queen in Council, dated Whitehall, April 13 inst., for directions to the said Commissioners to consider the most effectual means of preventing and remedying the inconveniences detailed in a presentment of the 10th inst. from said Commissioners, shewing that a considerable number of shipping are likely speedily to be engaged in the transport service and reflecting on the practice of last year wherein the masters of the ships conceiving themselves to be under no obligation of clearing at the Custom House (although they were advertised to the contrary), did thereby escape visitation and search by the Customs officers and had opportunity to take in divers goods and commodities without payment of Customs as well as the necessary equipage of persons engaged in the war, and also as being under no necessity to return to England as were other the short traders to Holland, Flanders and the more northern parts of Europe, whereby many of them made use of liberty (after they had finished their transport voyages) to proceed upon other voyages at their pleasure, thus avoiding and eluding the restrictions of the several orders of embargo: for the prevention of which abuses the said Commissioners, upon the approaching occasion of the transportation service, sent notice to the Commissioners of Transportation by Mr Williamson, a searcher of London port, that it was expected that all vessels engaged in the said service should clear at the Custom House and before they pass Gravesend should give security to return without proceeding elsewhere, to which the said Commissioners made reply that their business being despatch they could not comply with any such regulation, and if they were supposed to be under any such regulation already in being they must move the Privy Council for exemption from it.
April 15. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lieut. Anthony Hoveden for a lease of lands forfeited by Capt. Robt. Fitz Gerrald and James Bulgar of the Rose, co. Kilkenny. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 284.
April 19. Henry Guy to the Treasurer of the Navy. In last week's [letter of] disposition there was 2,000l. directed to you for contingencies of the Fleet. My Lords desire that only 1,000l. may be applied to that use and the other 1,000l. towards payment of seamen's wages. Disposition Book XI, p. 150.
Same to Mr. Yard to insert (a) infra as an advertisement in the next Gazette. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 47.
Appending: (a) notice that an order of loan No. 1,746 on the first Twelve Months' Aid for 500l. in the name of Edward Russell [Treasurer of the Navy, and by him assigned to —], has long since been in course of payment and the money reserved in the Exchequer, but the owner neglects to register his assignment, and the officers of the Exchequer know not where to give notice thereof. He is desired to bring his order and tally to Sir Robert Howard's office in the Exchequer and receive his money.
April 19. Henry Guy to the Excise Commissioners to put Mr. Lyford (recommended to you some time since) into the first vacant place of considerable value in the Excise. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 47.
April 9 [sic, a clerical slip for 19]. Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Daniell Draycott for removal of the respit on his pay as cornet in the Regiment late under Visct. Hewett at Dundalk [viz. for the time] during which he was in England to raise recruits. Ibid, p. 48.
April 19. Same to the Excise Commissioners. Attend my Lords with your answer to the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Victualling Commissioners desiring that the Excise officers may accept bills of exchange from said Commissioners' agents for such beer as shall be brewed by Capt. Smith and Mr. Blackstone, brewers at Hampton, for their Majesties' service. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed paper [missing], being a Regulation of subsistence for the Dutch Forces under the care of [pay of] Mr. Vander Esch. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Montagu for an estimate for the trumpet[er]s' coats and banners usually provided out of the Great Wardrobe; for the Earl of Oxford's Regiment. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes, enclosing the duplicates [rolls, missing] of the assessments for the 4s. Aid for the city of Gloucester and Division of Dudstone and Kings Barton, co. Gloucester. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to lay before the King for his pleasure thereon the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Richard Cunningham concerning a debt of about 12,000l. alleged to be due to the Regiment late under him. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] of money paid [by the Navy Treasurer] out of the 4s. Aid to ships [crews] etc. between Mar. 31 and April 7 inst. Ibid, p. 49.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to seal the Earl of Portland's goods at his lodgings in the Stone Gallery at Whitehall in order to their transport to Holland. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners of Excise and of Hearthmoney Arrears of the petition of William Tempest, [formerly] Receiver General of Hearthmoney in Northumberland, Durham, Cumberland land and Westmorland, shewing that he returned 1,500l. of his moneys by a bill of William Paxton of Durham, merchant, drawn on Thomas Shadforth, but both failed before he could get the money [into the Exchequer], on which he obtained judgment and has recovered 930l.; therefore praying to be discharged the balance of 570l. on assigning the said judgment to the Crown. Reference Book VI, p. 465.
April 19. Treasury reference to William Tailer of the petition of Henry Vincent and Francis Scobell for a lease with power to search for all minerals except tin in all lands of the Duchy of Cornwall; a great part of the lands in Cornwall being subject to minerals and yet no profit hath accrued to the Crown thereout for any minerals except tin, “which is farm to Arthur Spry, esq.” Reference Book VI, p. 465.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Neale, esq., for an additional term in the late Duke of Monmouth's house in Soho, which he is about purchasing. Ibid, p. 466.
April 20. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, to pay 55l. 14s. 8d. to Capt. Thomas Ley, Ensign in the Earl of Bath's Regiment; taking off the respits on said Ley for the musters of 1690–1, Jan., and Mar., 1691, May, July and Sept., he being, during his said absences, employed in the sea service as Captain of one of the King's ships of war: the King being pleased to allow his pay as Ensign to said Regiment for himself and servant notwithstanding. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 169.
Treasury warrant to the Navy Commissioners to apply to wages, Victualling, Sick and Wounded and wear and tear the 29,891l. 10s. 2d. directed to be issued as below. Money Book XII, p. 61.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: Disposition Book XI, p. 151.
l. s. d.
Out of loans on the 4s. Aid.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for wages 16,963 0 0
to ditto for the Victuallers 9,200 0 0
to ditto for Sick and Wounded per the Victuallers 800 0 0
to ditto for wear and tear 5,000 0 0
to ditto for Sick and Wounded out of wear and tear 1,200 0 0
Out of contributions on survivorships.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the week's subsistence to all the Forces according to the new Regulation [of the Forces] 24,377 3 2
to ditto for the English pensioners for three months to 1692, Mar. 31 738 15 0
to ditto for 10 Gentlemen of the Horse Guards to clear them to the same time 206 5 0
to ditto for the French pensioners, a quarter to 1692, Sept. 30 387 11 0
Out of 90l. 5s. 10d. of contributions [on survivorships] and 1,603l. 18s.d. of loans on the 4s. Aid: making 1,694l. 4s.d. in all. Memorandum in the margin: 1,263l. 13s. 9d. out of contributions, see the 28th of April.
to Mr. Fox for a week's subsistence to the Foot Regiments of Hamilton, La Melonier, Du Cambon and Bellcastle 938 15 3
to ditto to complete the subsistence of Sir James Moncrief's Regiment 582 7
to ditto for Brigadier La Meloniere for his clearings to 1692, April 1 135 0 0
to ditto for Monsieur Desherbier on account of his pay as Ensign in Bellcastle's Regiment 38 1 6
Out of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise.
to me [Guy] for secret service 1,800l, 1,000l., 200l., 50l., 50l., 50l. 3,150 0 0
to Sir Thomas Southwell [as royal] bounty 500 0 0
to the Privy Purse, for Sir Joseph Herne 3,000 0 0
to Lord Willoughby, Lord Morley, Lord Eure, Lord Culpeper, Lord Hunsdon, 100l. each [as royal] bounty [see infra, p. 167] 500 0 0
to the Cofferer of the Household for two weeks to the House and Stables, viz. 1,000l. to the Cofferer and 600l. to the Master of the Horse 1,600 0 0
Out of loans on the 4s. Aid.
to Mr. Fox for the Commissioners of the Transports in part of 1,466l. 4s. 0d. due to ships that carried lately horses, men and clothes for Holland 766 4 0
£70,083 2
April 20. Henry Guy to Mr. Clarke to procure a royal warrant to be signed by the Queen, to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, to pay 71,000l. to Sir Joseph Herne and Sir Stephen Evance for the like sum returned [forwarded by bills] viz. 54,000l. to the Duke of Savoy and 17,000l. to the Elector of Saxony. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 49.
Same to the Lady Clancarty. If you do not immediately proceed to settle 50l. upon Mris. Harris and her children, as you promised my Lords “when you was last with them,” my Lords will when they next wait on the Queen present to her for signature the warrant for a custodiam of those lands she, Mrs. Harris, has desired a grant of. Ibid, p. 50.
The Treasury Lords to Sir William Phips, kt., Capt. General and Governor in Chief of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, and to the Lieut. and Commander in Chief of the Militia within the Territory and Dominion of New England. It is necessary that the Land Forces on board Sir Francis Wheeler's squadron in the West Indies be supplied with money for subsistence and contingencies. It is the King's pleasure that, upon the application of Thomas Fotherby, esq., Commissary General of the said Forces, or any other thereto authorised by Col. Jo[h]n Foulks, their Commander in Chief, you furnish him with such sums as he shall desire for the said service not exceeding 5,000l. The Comm[issary] is to draw bills on the Paymaster General of the Forces, England, and you are to attest same and thereon we will take the King's orders for punctually answering same. Ibid, pp. 50, 73.
April 20. The Treasury Lords to said Fotherby, informing him of the above arrangement. Out Letters (General) XIV, pp. 51, 73.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 37.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council, dated Whitehall, April 13 inst., for leave to the Company of Merchants of London trading to Greenland to despatch to Greenland presently two ships, the Greenland Merchant and the Whale, each 400 tons, with 40 English seamen besides foreigners and landmen.
The like on the like order in Council for 16 ships of the outports to go to Newfoundland.
Treasury reference to William Tailer of the petition of the Governor and Company of Copper Miners, praying to be admitted to farm for 31 years all copper and other metal mines, tin only excepted, within the Duchy of Cornwall, with licence to search and dig for same. Reference Book VI, p. 466.
Treasury warrant to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, to fell so much coarse timber in Whittlewood Forest (not being Navy timber) as with the offal thereof will raise not more than 500l. per an., or 5,000l. in the whole, for the Duchess of Grafton, as by the privy seal of April 13 inst., supra, p. 130. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 157.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutemant, Ireland. It is the King's pleasure that Col. Henry Luttrell have leave to transport some Irish out of Ireland for the service of the Republic of Venice and that six months' allowance of his pension be advanced to him to enable him to carry on that service. Please direct the advance to him accordingly. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 285.