Entry Book: March 1694, 21-25

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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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March 1694, 21–25

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Mar. 21. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Sir Thomas Clarges, of St. James's, Westminster, kt., and Henry Guy of Tring, co. Herts, esq., of all the lands etc. demised 1678, Aug. 11, to Sir William Pultney, kt., of St. James's in the Fields, in the parish of St. Martin's in the Fields, for 34 years, being parcel or reputed parcel of the manor or bailiwick of St. James's, and being in or near the parishes, fields, precincts or territories of St. Martin's in the Fields (part of which parish is since made amd called the parish of St. James within the Liberty of Westminster) and in Chelsea and Fulham, all as in the first particular below: being premises leased by James 1 1609–10, March 14, to John Eldred and William Whitmore under a rent of 7l. 16s. 10d. per an. and 1610, March 29, under a rent of 5l. per an. The present grant is to be for 99 altered to 29 years under the like rents and under the trusts appointed by the will of said Pultney, dated 1685, April 30: all in consideration of a fine of 2,498l. 6s. 0d. to be paid by Clarges and Guy and to be for a term of 99 years from 1722–3, Feb. 14, at the rent of 12l. 16s. 10d. per an. and with power to erect any new houses on any part of the premises. Together with a grant to them in perpetuity of the lands in the second particular as below under covenant to convey same to trustees for a burying ground for the parish of St. James's aforesaid. King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 373–382.
Appending: (a) the first of the said particulars of said premises: (1) the parcel of land (heretofore pasture ground) in St. Martin's in the Fields called the Shoulder of Mutton Fields, heretofore in the several tenures of Giles Reason, Isaiah Palmer, William Patridge, John Downs, Symon Cook and Ann Grittix; on which are now several tenements on the north side of the high road leading from Piccadilly towards Knightsbridge, and extending 848 feet frontage along said road from the Stonebridge on the east to Tyburn on the west: being in all 3 acres 3 roods 20 perches. (2) the parcel of ground in St. James's, Westminster, part of the field anciently called Dogfield, alias Mulghay Close, and in the several tenures of John Harrison and Ralph Waine, and whereof a considerable part is built on, and being 516 feet fronting the street now called Warwick Street and 149 feet broad from Warwick Street by Beak Street to Swallow Street, and extending thence westwards (including the 30 feet breadth of Swallow Street) to a field called Crabfield, abutting north 222 feet on a small piece of land built upon and fronting Burlington Street, in the tenure of Sir Benj. Madox, and thence returning south 448 feet by the said Crabb Field, and 365 feet fronting Glasshouse Street. The streets called Swallow Street and Leicester Street cut through this plot north to south and east to west respectively. From this plot is to be excepted that part of the Dogfield abutting south on the way lately leading from Piccadilly to Hayhill, north on the street now called Leicester Street, south on Swallow Street and west on Crab Field, being 150 feet by 230 feet, and all the messuages etc. thereon and now in the tenure of Nicholas Baxter. (3) The parcels of three closes called Windmill Fields in St. James's parish, now built on; the first thereof in the tenure of Thomas Hester, 110 feet by 100 feet abutting west on Sherrard Street, north on Brewer Street, east on land of Abbot Newell and south on certain houses of — Aytell: the second thereof in the tenure of John Scott, 110 feet by 132 feet fronting Windmill Street on the west and Richard Turpin's lands called Knave's Acre on the east, Pultney Street and Brewer Street on the north and Thomas Panton's lands on the south: the third parcel in the tenure of Thomas Ayres, brewer, and consisting of a dwelling house, brewing house and garden, 330 feet by 72 feet, adjoining Abbot Newell's land and abutting east on an alley or passage called the Gravell Pits, now in the tenure of — Collins, — Beaumont, — Paulet, — Stone et al. (4) The parcel of ground called Laystall, part of the Knave's Acre, now held by said Richard Turpin, in St. James's parish, and adjoining said Windmill Fields, fronting north 325 feet against Pultney Street, 105 feet east against Princes Street, west 134 feet against John Scott's land, and 345 feet south against the houses of divers persons. (5) The several messuages, yards and gardens on the east side of the street called Old Soho, alias Warder Street, in St. Anns in the Fields, containing 5 acres 3 roods 20 perches, extending 1,286 feet along Warder Street from an alley or passage called Milk Lane over against the end of Pultney Street on the south to Acton Road on the north, and 208 feet broad at the south end, 206 feet at the east end, but only 85 feet in the middle, and abutting east on Coleman Hedge Lane, now built on, being on the back part of a new street called Dean Street: the said tenements etc. being in the tenures of Richard Graham, and 21 others named. (6) The eight messuages on the north side of a passage going into a stable yard on the west side of the High Street called St. James's Street, the first of the said messuages being called the Katherine Wheel and in the tenure of John Pope; the other being in the tenure of Stephen Gwyllmer and Robert Blackborne. (7) Two messuages in the tenure of John Atkinson on the east side of said stable yard. (8) Six small coach houses, lately dwelling houses and now very ruinous, on the south side of said stable yard, and a little stable at its south east corner. (9) A piece of ground in the middle of said stable yard on which is a stable and coach house in the tenure of Henry Fewell. (10) The capital messuage fronting St. James's Street east, in the tenure of Dame — Pultney, relict of said Sir William, and a small tenement formerly in the tenure of John Atkinson, situate in the said stable yard, and now laid to the said capital messuage as a laundry. (11) A tenement adjoining south to the said capital messuage and adjoining a tenement formerly Sir Henry Hene's, kt., now in the tenure of Sir Goddard Nelthorp, with the gardens and outhouses thereto, now in the tenure of Henry Guy. (12) A tenement in a place called Russell Court and in the tenure of Susanna Corbell, on the north side of a street leading from the south end of St. James's Street to Cleveland House, abutting south on the said street, within John Pultney's tenement, east on Sir Henry Hene's buildings and west on Russell Court. (13) A tenement in the said Court more north, abutting east on John Pultney's tenement, south on said Court, north on Sir William Pultney's garden: and now in the tenure of Ann Russell. (14) A tenement fronting the same street south, extending west towards Cleveland House, adjoining Lady Warburton's house west, abutting east on the said John Pultney's tenement, north on Sir William Pultney's garden and in the tenure of Richard Mico. (15) A tenement in the same street, adjoining Lady Warburton's on the east and abutting on Cleveland House on the west, and north on the said garden and in the tenure of Burleigh Fen. (16) The parcel of meadow ground called St. James's Acres, containing two acres lying in Fulham Town Mead, abutting south on the Thames and in the tenure of Eliz. Whetman.
(b) ratal of said particular.
(c) the second of the said particulars: (1) The several parcels of land, part of three closes called Windmill Fields in the parish of St. James's, Westminster, and in the several tenures of Abbot Newell, alias Hunt, and William Deane, and extending on the south from the ground heretofore called Bakers Piddle, whereon several houses are erected by Axtell et al., west on ground of Thomas Hester and on the way called Bridle Lane to a field called the Pesthouse Field on the north, being 737 feet north to south and in breadth 276 feet at the south end from Thomas Hester's land to John Scott's land, and 480 feet on the east side from said Scott's land to Thomas Ayre's land, and from the north-west corner extending eastward 75 feet to a small street or passage called the Gravel Pitts, and thence 217 feet north to a waste piece of ground heretofore of Thomas Walton, but now in the tenure of Pawlet, and 371 feet at the north end, abutting at the said end on the Pesthouse Garden, Pawlet's Garden and a close heretofore of Thomas Walton: the premises including part of Windmill Street, Gravel Lane, Little Silver Street, Peter Street and part of Brewer Street. (2) The piece of enclosed ground, and tenement or garden house thereon, called Pawlett's Garden, being 500 feet by 50 feet at the north and 30 at the south, abutting south on Windmill Fields, east on the close heretofore Thomas Walton's, now Pawlett's, west on the Pesthouse and north on — Steel's garden: the same being walled in with a brick wall and designed [together with the first mentioned piece] for a burying ground to the parish of St. James's and is now in the tenure of Abbott Newell.
(d) ratal of said second particular, by Samuel Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Mar. 21. Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to pay 4,000l. to Maynard, Duke of Schonberg and Leinster, for one year to Dec. 31 last on the 4,000l. per an. as by the privy seal of Feb. 15 last supra, p. 473. Money Book XII, p. 199.
Money warrant for 983l. 3s. 5d. to Sir Leonard Robinson for charges, care and pains of him, his agents and clerks in receiving from the Exchequer and repaying several sums amounting to 252,630l. for [repayment of] principal and interest to divers citizens of London and others for loans made by them on the 4s. Aid and in keeping distinct accounts with the lenders of the said moneys. (Money order dated Mar. 21 hereon.) (Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay same out of unappropriated arrears of taxes.) Ibid, p. 205. Order Book IV, p. 71. Disposition Book XII, p. 50.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 100l. to me [Guy] for secret service, out of seizures lately directed to be reserved supra, p. 491. Disposition Book XII, p. 49.
Same to the Customs Commissioners for an account whether the bonds (relating to a debt for Customs due from several merchants of Lancaster) be not under the appropriation of Acts of Parliament. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 212.
Same to Mr. Travers [Surveyor General of Crown Lands]. My Lords approve your report on the Archbishop of Canterbury's memorial for [my Lords'] taking new leases on their Majesties' behalf of certain barge houses etc. belonging to him and in the several occupations of their Majesties' barge masters. Your name is to be used as trustee for their Majesties for a lease of same from the Archbishop to the Crown for 21 years at 270l. fine and rent of 3l. per an. “and the arrears of a certain rent of 20s. per an. to be paid by his Majesty.” The lease is to secure so much land as may be necessary for access to every part of the said barge houses. Ibid, p. 216.
Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint of the petition of Tho. Woods, goldsmith, shewing that he hath invented divers sorts of figures of all sizes for medals and other sort of copper medals for trade: therefore praying that the Moneyers may at his charges coin so many copper medals or pieces for trade as he shall require. Reference Book VII, p. 38.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Lord Coningsby that Col. Fowke's clearings be not paid to him till said Lord be heard. Caveat Book, p. 36.
Mar. 22. Money warrant for 20,000l. to John Richards, gent., in full of 30,000l. as by the privy seal of Jan. 18 last supra, p. 443, as imprest for payment of wages, bills and other allowances usually satisfied in the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber, and any arrears of same. (Money order dated March 22 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 200. Order Book IV, p. 71.
Mar. 22. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,293l. 16s. 0d. to Thomas Browne and John Rawkins ut supra, p. 538, out of moneys of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise not appointed to be reserved; taking no higher fees thereon than what are appointed for moneys for secret service. Disposition Book XII, p. 50.
Same to same to issue as follows out of loans on the second 4s. Aid, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for four weeks' subsistence and half pay to Brigadier Leveson's Regiment of Horse from March 31 inst. to April 27 next 1,301 6 0
to ditto for the like to Col. Coy's Regiment of Horse 1,301 6 0
to ditto for the like for Col. Mathews' Dragoons 1,173 4 0
to ditto for six weeks and one day for subsistence to Lord Fairfax's Dragoons from March 16 inst. to April 27 next at 223l. 6s. 0d. per week 1,371 14 0
to ditto to answer bills drawn for the subsistence of the Forces in Flanders and now payable 10,867 12 0
to ditto for the ordinary in his Office [of Paymaster of the Forces] 500 0 0
to Mr. Fox for Brigadier Levison on account of his arrears of pay 502 0 0
to ditto for four French officers who are going to Savoy 84 0 0
to ditto for the Commissioners of the Transports in further part of 13,816l. 15s. 8d. for transporting Horse, Foot and Dragoons to Flanders, whereon 10,316l. 15s. 8d. is already paid in part 1,500 0 0
£18,601 2 0
Same to Mr. Worley. I read yours of the 9th inst. to my Lords, who ordered me to send a copy of it to those Members of Parliament who made the complaint. They returned my Lords an answer, of which I enclose a copy [missing]. My Lords most earnestly desire you to compose this matter amicably without any further trouble or animosity created on either side in the country, otherwise the King's business will be much obstructed and my Lords will be obliged (though unwillingly) to lay the matter before the King in Council. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 212.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Phillip Griffin concerning a check upon his pay as late Quartermaster in the Regiment now under Col. Venner. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Gibbs to examine and report on the informations ut supra, pp. 424–5, of undue practices in abatement of assessments to the several Aids in co. Pembroke. Ibid, p. 174.
Mar. 22. Henry Guy to the Attorney General. My Lords desire that when Sir Tho. Grosvenor shall come to you concerning some lands near Chelsea you examine the title and report your opinion thereon. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 213.
Same to Mr. Fotherby. You are positively to give in your accounts to the Earl of Ranelagh by this day week. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Feilding. My Lords take note of your frequent absenting yourself from your attendance here in contempt of their directions, especially to-day. Unless you attend to-morrow they will proceed against you with all severity. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Hugh Wyndham concerning some respits on the pay of his Regiment. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Sick and Wounded to report on the enclosed representation [missing] of the inhabitants of Honiton, co. Devon, to their Members of Parliament concerning the charge they have been at by the numbers of poor seamen and mariners, exchanged prisoners from France and other passengers who often resort thither. Ibid, p. 214.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuel Lubbock, shewing that he has been at great charges in destroying tobacco planted in England, and praying to be repaid same and that he may have a commission to destroy all such or otherwise a landsurveyor's place at Yarmouth. Reference Book VII, p. 38.
Same to same of the petition of Richard Goodwin for a licence to seize uncustomed and prohibited goods. Ibid.
Mar. 23. Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, for payments as follows out of the poundage of 12d. deducted from the pay of the officers and soldiers on the Irish establishment [dating] from 1691–2, Jan. 1, whereof a moiety was by the said establishment directed to be applied for the support of the ancient, maimed and infirm officers and soldiers in the Royal Hospital at Kilmainham, near Dublin; and the other moiety was by royal warrant of 1692–3, March 22 (together with the deductions from the Civil List, Ireland), to be applied towards the 6,250l. per an. allowed to the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, for the officers and clerks etc. of the Office of Receivers General of the Revenue. Ireland, and Paymasters General of the Forces there. It being represented that for a considerable time past there has not been any clearing of the pay of the Forces, Ireland, nor any prospect thereof for some time to come, by reason whereof the said applications cannot regularly be made; and that notwithstanding the want of that present fund the said Receivers of the Revenue and Paymasters of the Forces have paid divers sums and must necessarily continue to make further payments for the support of said Hospital etc.: it is therefore hereby ordered that all such payments for said Hospital be allowed and approved if made in pursuance of orders signed by the Chief Governors of Ireland, and provided they exceed not the said moiety; and that payments on the said 6,250l. from 1693, June 24, be likewise allowed provided same do not exceed the other moiety etc. as above. The said accomptants are to be duly surcharged with all poundage deducted by them. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, pp. 400–1.
Mar. 23. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 2,000l. to Charles, Earl of Shrewsbury, a Principal Secretary of State, for secret service: without account. (Money warrant dated April 7 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated March 31.) (Money order dated April 9 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 384. Money Book XII, p. 208. Order Book IV, p. 79.
Same to same for a same for 1,850l. per an. each to Sir John Trenchard, kt., and Charles, Earl of Shrewsbury, as Principal Secretaries of State: to be payable quarterly out of the Customs in lieu of pensions in respect of their said office: the first payment to be at 1694, Lady day. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 384.
Same to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, to pay 3,117l. 3s. 7d. to the Earl of Monmouth as follows out of Army contingencies, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, p. 385.
for the pay of 11 serjeants, 12 corporals, 7 drummers and 208 private men for 1689, Nov. and Dec. 530 19 2
for ditto for several officers and soldiers respited on the musters from 1690–1, Jan. 1, to 1692, March 31 1,505 13 2
for the extraordinary charge the Earl of Monmouth has been at for the new clothing of the men raised in lieu of the detachments as below 1,080 13 11
it appearing from the said Earl of Monmouth's petition that 100 privates of his Foot Regiment were in 1689 detailed for Flanders and he had no allowance for the charge of clothing the men raised in their place; and that in Sept., 1690, several officers and 208 privates, 11 serjeants, 12 corporals and seven drummers of his said Regiment were sent for Ireland, by which means they became respited for the abovesaid two months; and further that several officers and soldiers of the said Regiment are respited on the musters from 1690–1, Jan. 1, to 1692, March 31, all which were absent by leave or attending the detachment aforesaid in Ireland.
Upon clearing the said Regiment care is to be taken to charge it with 200l. paid to the said detachment in Ireland by Lord Coningsby.
Same to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby, Paymasters of the Forces. Ireland, to make out debentures for the pay of the 15 Companies of Foot which the late Lieut. Gen. Kirke (who was sent in 1689 with several Forces for the relief of Londonderry) did by the King's order raise to be added to the three Regiments of said Lieut. Gen. Kirke, Col. William Stuart and Sir John Hanmer, and consisting of the like numbers as the other 13 Companies of the said three Regiments: of which [additional] Companies no muster was taken by any of the Commissaries of the Musters, but it appearing by the certificate of said Brigadier Stuart that five of the said Companies were added to each of the said Regiments and that they were all complete by 1 June, 1689, and so continued till 1 Oct. following, when by the King's order they were broke at Dundalk. Ibid, p. 397.
They are to be paid at the same rate as the other said Companies and they are to be surcharged with any moneys paid them by William Harbord, the former Paymaster General, or by said Lieut. General Kirk and with all provisions delivered them by Samuell Jackson or any other Commissary of the Provisions.
Mar. 23. Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to issue to Sir Henry Ashurst, Sir John Morden and Sir Hum. Edwin 999l. 19s.d. in full of taxes and charges paid by them on their salaries as members of the Excise Commission (together with Sir Sam. Dashwood, William Strong, John, now Sir John Foche and Stephen, now Sir Stephen Evance), viz. from 1689, Oct. 14, to 1691, April 16, the said three being removed therefrom by the institution of the succeeding Commission of Excise, which bore date 1691, April 13: the total of the said taxes and charges on the said old Commission being 2,420l. 5s. 2d., whereof the shares of the said three members are 62l. 5s. 115/8d. for charges in passing the Commission at 20l. 15s 37/8d. each (the total charge thereof being 176l. 10s. 2d.); 150l. for assessments to the first 12d. Aid at 50l. each; 450l. for same to the 3s. Aid at 150l. each; 150l. for same to the 1690 Poll at 50l. each; 37l. 10s. 0d. for the first quarter on the [first] Twelve Months' Assessment 1691 at 12l. 10s. 0d. each; 150l. 3s.d. for salary 1691, March 23 to April 13, being 19 days at 50l. 1s.d. each, being at the rate of 1,000l. per an. each. Money Book XII, p. 201.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 18,000l. to Visct. Newport out of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: to be as in part of 21,207l. 5s. 4d. to be imprested to him for the servants appointed to attend the King this campaign. Disposition Book XII, p. 51.
Same to same to issue out of same 10,534l. 12s. 6d. to Mr. Richards for payment of wages etc. as follow payable in the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid.
to the Master of the Buckhounds 1,755 15 0
to the Master of the Beagles 450 0 0
to the Master of the Harriers 450 0 0
to the falconers, 308l. and 110l. 418 0 0
to the gardens 1,093 0 0
to wages due at Christmas, 1693, to the servants that attended the King in Flanders the last campaign 3,755 0 2
for daily alms 12 0 0
for the Maundy 222 9 4
to Mr. Brienne 336 15 0
for riding charges to such of the servants as personally attended his Majesty in the campaign in 1693 1,928 13 0
£10,534 12 6
Mar. 23. Henry Guy to Visct. Sidney. Please send my Lords an account of the storekeepers going to Jersey and Guernsey for victuals; so that care may be taken with the Victualling Commissioners concerning it. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 213.
Same to same to report on the enclosed memorial of Sir William Pritchard concerning some guns taken up out of the ship London, which was blown up and sunk in the middle of the Channel near the town of Leigh in 1692. Ibid.
Same to Sir Leo. Robinson. His Majesty's affairs being at present under great want of money, my Lords desire you to procure what loans possible you can to be made with all expedition. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account of money paid by the Treasurer of the Navy to ships etc. between the 14th and 21st inst. Ibid.
Same to Mr Aaron Smith to forthwith bring to my Lords the inventory of the goods seized by Mr. Forde in the possession of Mris. Mary Scrope. Ibid, p. 214.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuell Wylde, weaver, for a noli prosequi to an information against a parcel of wrought silks shipped by him in an entry outwards which were mixed with gold and silver. Reference Book VII, p. 38.
Same to same of the petition of Jacob Gabay, praying re-delivery of a parcel of calicoes in which a mistake had been made in the entry outwards. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland. In yours of the 27th past you inform us that by reason of the great difficulties you are under from the many considerable charges and debts on the revenue which it is not at present able to bear, the undertakers for the clothing of the Army are unpaid for some months, which was contracted to be paid them monthly, and particularly that Mr. Robinson is unpaid for the clothing of the last two new raised Regiments of Col. Cuningham and Lord Donegal. Upon our representing to the King the hardship done to Mr. Robinson in not paying him for the said clothing according to the agreement made with him before he left England, the King directed us to signify that he is very sensible of the great straits which at this time press the Government of Ireland as well as that of England: yet he cannot but look upon the payment for the clothing for the said two Regiments to be as proper to be borne by Ireland as the clothing of any other Regiment there. He therefore renews his former directions in that matter for paying same as soon as possible out of the offreckonings of the said two Regiments preferable to the new clothing of the said two Regiments and that what is already become due to Robinson be forthwith made good to him and the remainder by so much a month as the offreckonings of those two Regiments do amount to until the whole be paid. (The words italicised are omitted in the second draft of this letter.) Out Letters (Ireland) VI, pp. 394, 395.
Mar. 24. Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise for 62l. 10s. 0d. to the executors of Mr. Dyve in repayment of so much lent by them thereon the 20th inst. Money Book XII, p. 188.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to reserve for the Treasury Lords' disposal the 2,498l. 6s. 0d. which will be paid into the Exchequer by Sir Thomas Clarges and myself [Guy] for the fine of a lease ut supra, p. 540. Disposition Book XII, p. 51.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] from the Navy Commissioners of money received and paid by the Navy Treasurer between the 1st and 7th inst. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 214.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed account [missing] of Richard Meredith, executor of William Harbord, deceased. Ibid.