Entry Book: March 1694, 26-31

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March 1694, 26–31

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
1694. Mar. 26. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 9,148l. 19s. 10d. to Jacob Vander Esch, being certified by him to be due to the Danish Forces in his Majesty's service, in full of their arrears to March 31 last, according to the account hereto annexed [missing]. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 399.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows the 200l. 18s.d. in the Exchequer, being the residue of the Lottery rent, viz. 210l. to Mr. Foubert, 75l. to Sir Gabriel Silvyus, 50l. each to Mris. Armstrong, Mr. Fanshaw and Capt. Richards. Disposition Book XII, p. 51.
Same to Mr. Knight [Customs Cashier]. My Lords intend to appoint you one of the Receivers of the Act newly passed for raising 1,000,000l. upon salt etc., and do direct you to endeavour to procure what money you can to be paid in thereon. (The like letter to Mr. Ba[r]th. Burton.) Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 214.
Same to Mr Blathwayt, enclosing the petition [missing] of Col. Francis Langston, praying that 3,510l. charged [on his late Regiment] for two thirds of the horses delivered to his said Regiment may be taken off; together with Mr. Fox's report [missing] thereon. Please procure a royal warrant for allowing to the said Regiment 300l. for 30 horses delivered to the Royal Regiment, and 520l. for 52 horses lost at sea. The said 300l. is to be charged to the Royal Regiment. Ibid.
Treasury Commission to Richard Lascells of the parish of St. Martins in the Fields, goldsmith, to be a Receiver for the Act [5 Wm. and Mary, c. 7] for duties on salt etc. for securing 1,000,000l. loans. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 278.
The like commissions severally to:
Joseph Fells of St. Martins in the Fields.
Edward Mompesson of London, goldsmith. Sir Francis Child.
Richard Smith of London, goldsmith. Whitfeild Hayter.
Richard Hoare of London, goldsmith.
John Johnson of London, goldsmith.
Bartho, Burton.
William Sheppard of London, goldsmith.
Jo. Knight.
Robert Fowle of London, goldsmith.
Mar. 26. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay Capt. Samuel Brown an allowance or pension of 4s. a day from Jan. 1 last: to be payable monthly out of contingencies “as is usuall”: the King being well satisfied with his services. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 404.
Mar. 27. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Guy] for secret service the 2,498l. 6s. 0d. paid into the Exchequer for the fine of a lease ut supra, p. 549. Disposition Book XII, p. 52.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Sir Joseph Herne and Sir Stephen Evance concerning a loss of 1,765l. 9s. 2d. sustained by them by not having their bills paid when due. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 215.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Henry Sydenham for employment in the new duty on salt, he having been bred a merchant. My Lords recommend him. Disposition Book XII, p. 38.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Fortescue for a quayman's place, London port. My Lords recommend him. Ibid.
Report to the Treasury Lords from William Blath wayte on the petition ut supra, p. 112, of Sir Robert Robinson. By patent of 1686, Dec. 9, petitioner was appointed Lieut. Governor of Bermudas. His instructions under the signet and sign manual allowed him for his support 12 shares of land there at the value of 60l. per an., the profit of licences for fishing of whales at the value of 100l. per an. and also 240l. per an. out of such revenue as the King should appoint. A privy seal was passed [1687] March 4, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VIII, p. 126, for said 240l. per an. to be paid out of the Exchequer, England, as from the preceding Oct. 31. He continued in that Government till 1690–1, Jan. 11, when Mr. Richier, the present Governor, arrived. No payment has been made on the abovesaid privy seal, so that on this head there is 997l. 6s. 6d. due to him, he having enjoyed the other abovesaid portions of salary. He has in his custody several bonds entered into in Bermudas for the King's dues arising from the Spanish wreck during his government there. They should be delivered up to be put in suit by the present Governor for their Majesties' use. The matters of complaint against petitioner, transmitted by Mr. Hordesnell, late Chief Justice of Bermudas, concerning the King's dues from the wreck, may be heard before your Lordships, “the said Chief Justice being now in England.” Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 407–8.
Same from same to same on the petition of Capt. John Robinson ut supra, pp. 133–4. In 1687 several sloops were permitted by Sir Robert Robinson, Governor of the Bermudas, to go thence to fish for silver and other treasure at the Spanish wreck then lately discovered near Hispaniola, on giving security to answer the King's dues on their return. Hereof there was answered to said Capt. Robinson, Receiver of the Revenues of the Bermudas, 1,254 lb. 4 oz. of silver and 12 copper guns, and from the receipt given by Capt. Froud, commander of the Swan frigate, it appears that 1,191 lb. 4 oz. thereof was delivered on board said frigate to be carried to England, together with the said copper guns, Capt. Robinson detaining in his own hands 63 lbs. of silver for his salary at the rate of 5 per cent. for receiving same, he giving bond in 500l. to the King to answer said 63 lb. if the King should not allow it. From the receipt of the Mint officers dated 1688, Aug. 15, it appears that he delivered to them by direction of the Treasury Lords a bag containing 63 lb. stilyard weight of silver in Pieces of Eight and broken silver. Being further charged with 13½ lb. weight of silver for the moiety [being the King's due on the fishing] of the sloop Blessing, which came from the wreck upon the departure of the Swan frigate, said Robinson discharged himself thereof by the payment of 19l. 19s. 0d. to Sir Robert Robinson, then Governor of the Bermudas, and 20l. 11s. 0d. which, by said Governor's order, said Capt. Robinson paid to himself for charges in getting the said copper guns on shore, and afterwards in putting them on board the Swan frigate, and for the charge of waiters on board several ships on their arrival at the Bermudas. But in 1688 Mr. Hordesnell, late Chief Justice of the Bermudas, wrote to the Treasury Lords that he feared the King did suffer near 20,000l. [loss] “besides some hundreds of pounds” [which] the Governor's son conveyed privately to his own use, [being the King's] share in several vessels never brought to account, and that it was said that Capt. Robinson exacted from those who came from the wreck such sums for his father and himself as had made them [the shippers] unable to pay the King's dues. It is therefore submitted whether the said bag shall be delivered up to petitioner until the said Hordesnel be heard before the Treasury Lords in proof of his allegation against petitioners. Ibid, pp. 410–12.
Mar. 28. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant to Henry, Visct. Sidney, and Jo[h]n Glover of a moiety of their recoveries of the prizes taken by the Africa Company, the Hudson Bay Company and several other persons before date hereof, being ships, vessels, goods, parcels of gold and silver, negro slaves, merchandise or other things belonging to subjects of this realm or others and seized under pretext of unlawful trading against the said Africa Company's charter within the regions, coasts or places called Guinea, Binny, Angola, South Barbary or other parts within the limits of their said charter or under pretext of importing redwood, elephants' teeth, negroes or other unlawful trade against the said charter; or taken as prize in such wars or hostilities as they, by virtue or pretext of the said charter, have made against some of the heathen people within the said limits: or imposed as mulcts or fines upon or compositions made with divers by the said Company or its agents for or concerning such unlawful trading: by which means divers sums have accrued to the Company without answering or paying to the Crown (Charles II, James II or the present Sovereign) the Crown's moiety of the same: and likewise further prizes which the said Company have taken by sea in the present war against France in the parts of Africa or America, and not yet answered to the Crown the respective parts thereof due by Act of Parliamnet or by right of Admiralty or otherwise. King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 368–392.
And similarly being like prizes taken by the Hudson's Bay Company within the entrance of the Straits commonly called Hudson's Straits and not yet answered for same to the Crown.
And likewise similarly five other ships with their lading which have been taken in the said present war by other persons who brought the same into Barbados, Jamaica and the Leeward Islands, concealing and disposing of same secretly without accounting to the King or his officers: of all which the said Sidney and Glover have given information and of which the King is resolved that true and just accounts and full satisfaction shall be given. They are therefore hereby to demand and receive from the said Companies and other persons such just accounts and the King's due proportion thereof; one moiety of which proportion they are to pay into the Receipt, retaining the other moiety thereof to their own use for their good service in discovering and prosecuting same: but no account thereof to be conclusive against the Crown until adjusted and allowed by the Treasury Lords. In accordance herewith such commissions and writs etc. are to issue as the said Sidney and Glover shall desire in aid.
Mar. 28. Royal warrant to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby, Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland, to pay to Brigadier Ferdinando Hastings 3,276l. 15s. 2d. in consideration of the cheques on the muster taken in Dec, 1689, of his Regiment of Foot, the same having sustained great loss in the battle with Dundee's Forces in Scotland, where great number of privates were killed and wounded and the officers lost all their equipage, and the Regiment being immediately thereafter by the King's order transported to Ireland without having either time or money allowed them to recruit, and so were mustered in Dec., 1689, soon after their arrival in Ireland, and before it was possible for them to have their recruits from England, and by royal warrant of 1691–2, Jan. 30, the said muster of 1689, Dec., is directed to look back to 1689, Oct. 1, and forward to 1690, May 31, which makes the cheques on the said Regiment amount to 3,276l. 15s. 2d., during which time they have been at charge in maintaining their recruits: and also there is several cheques on the other musters which amount to near 2,000l. more, by which means there is not left due to them for their arrears to 1692, April 1, sufficient to clear a third of the officers' personal pay. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 393.
Royal sign manual for 470l. to Col. John Deane as royal bounty: without account. (Money warrant dated March 28 hereon.) (Money order dated April 2 hereon.) Ibid, p. 393. Money Book XII, p. 203. Order Book IV, p. 72.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to appoint Charles Bertie, Sir John Houblon, Sir Thomas Cooke, Sir John Morden, Sir Peter Paravicine, Sir William Gore, Sir Samuell Dashwood, Sir Thomas Lane, Sir Cha. Cotterell, jun., kts., Alvarez de Costa, Thomas Neale, Christopher Montague, John Pulteney, William Lownds, Dalby Thomas, Henry Ashurst (son of Sir Henry Ashurst, bart.), Fred Herne, Peter Hume, Nicholas Fenn, John Isham and Solomon De Medina to be Commissioners for the Million Act (Managers and Directors for preparing and delivering of tickets and to oversee the drawing of lots) as by the Act for same [5 Wm. and Mary, c. 7]. King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 394–5.
[? Mar. 28.] Establishment under the royal sign manual for an additional allowance of pay to the Lieutenants and Ensigns of the Regiment of Foot Guards to make same equal to the pay of the Lieutenants and Ensigns of the other Regiments of Guards; and to commence from 1693, Oct. 1: l. s. d. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 395.
25 Lieutenants, 2s. a day each above their present pay 2 10 0 per day
25 Ensigns, 6d. a day each the like 0 12 6 per day
making in all 1,140l. 12s. 6d. per an.
Mar. 28. Royal sign manual for 200l. to Elizabeth Caldwell, without account; in consideration of her service and expense in conveying gunpowder from Dublin to the garrison of Enniskillen in Ireland when the Protestant subjects there first declared and took up arms for William III. (Money warrant dated March 31 hereon.) (Money order dated April 3 hereon.) Ibid, p. 396. Money Book XII, p. 204. Order Book IV, p. 73.
Same for 3,000l. to Isabella, Duchess of Grafton, as royal bounty: without account. (Money warrant dated March 31 hereon.) (Money order dated April 2 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 396. Money Book XII, p. 204. Order Book IV, p. 75.
Same for 20l. to John Humphreys as royal bounty towards the charges of his transportation to Maryland as chaplain. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 396. Money Book XII, p. 204. Order Book IV, p. 77.
300l. to Bernard Granvile for the rent of Mote Park for one year to 1694, Lady day.
(Money warrant dated March 31 hereon.) (Money order dated April 4 hereon.)
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise for 21,500l. to Thomas Browne in repayment of so much lent by him on credit thereof the 23rd inst. Money Book XII, p. 200.
1,500l. to same in repayment of a like loan.
Henry Guy to Mr. Blathwayt, enclosing a memorial concerning old bonds remaining undischarged in the Naval Office in Barbados. Please call Sir Edwin Steede before you and Mr. Cranfeild and certify my Lords a state of the case; and prepare the form of such a warrant as will comply with what is desired. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 215.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners. The King has directed that six months' dry provisions, consisting of Cheshire cheese, bread and salt for 500 men, should be provided for Jersey and the like quantity for Guernsey. Let my Lords know at what rate you can furnish same. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to procure a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby, Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay Jane Wildbore, relict of Lieut. Wildbore, late of the Royal Regiment of Dragoons, for the pay of her husband and his servants from his death until his place was supplied by Lieut. Benson, the King having granted her request for same. Ibid, p. 216.
Mar. 28. Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Marmaduke Jenkinson, praying relief, he having been surety for one Vaucer, a collector of Hearthmoney, who failed about four years ago, whereupon petitioner's goods were seized. Reference Book VII, p. 38.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to pay and to insert in the Military List of the Establishment of Ireland 500l. per an. to Col. William Wolseley for the office of Master General of the Ordnance. Ireland, whereto the King has constituted him, during pleasure. Out (Letters Ireland) IV, pp. 395–6.
Same to same to give order for the collecting the rents etc. of the forfeited estate of Patrick Sarsfeild and for paying same to the Receivers General, Ireland separately from the King's revenue there, who are to keep a distinct account thereof until so much arises thereout as may satisfy 530l. to Richard, Earl of Scarborough, with 10 per cent. interest thereon from 1688–9, Jan. 1, as representing a debt due to said Earl from said Sarsfeild by bond and judgment on an action in the Common Pleas, Ireland, for 1,060l. debt and 1l. 18s. 1d. costs on a bond for 530l. sterling debt secured by said Sarsfeild's said bond dated 1688–9, Jan. 1. Ibid, pp. 396–7.
Mar. 29. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of seizures and the new duty on coffee, viz.: l. Disposition Book XII, p. 52.
to me [Guy] for secret service 123
to Mr. Kein 50
Same to same to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, pp. 52–3.
Out of 26l. 6s.d. of the 21d. per barrel; 1,078l. 18s. 10d. of low wines; 3,505l. 12s. 9d. of contributions on salt: making 4,610l. 17s.d. in all.
to the Earl of Ranelagh to answer bills drawn on him for the subsistence of the Forces in Flanders and payable to this day 4,610 17
Out of contributions upon salt.
to ditto for levy money to the following officers, viz. 1,560l. each to Colonels John Gibson, Thomas Farrington and Northcote; 1,000l. to Col. Francis Russell; 400l. to Capt. Hyde and Capt. Weames for two New York Companies 6,080 0 0
to ditto for Mr. Vander Esch to make up the subsistence of Eppinger's Dragoons equal to the Earl of Essex's between April 1 and Dec. 31 last 1,074 15 10
to ditto for Col. Windham on account of the pay of his Regiment of Horse 585 0 0
to ditto in part of 2,050l. 5s. 10d. for ten weeks on account of the arrear of subsistence to the Earl of Monmouth's Regiment 1,500 0 0
to ditto towards the ordinary of his Office of Paymaster of the Forces, viz. such as fees etc. 500 0 0
to Mr. Fox in part of 2,636l. 17s. 10d. for 14 d[ays'] subsistence for the six Regiments now coming from Ireland: and is to answer bills drawn or to be drawn for the same by Alderman Allen at Chester 800 0 0
to ditto for the Commissioners of the Transports on account of freight and provisions on transporting Forces from hence to Holland and from Ireland hither [to England], 3,050l. more being added to the former estimate of 13,816l. 15s. 8d. for that service 3,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for land service 2,000 0 0
to ditto for the gunmakers 500 0 0
to ditto on account of works in the isles of Jersey and Guernsey 500 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers 10,000 0 0
to ditto for Sick and Wounded: out of the Victuallers' proportion 800 0 0
to ditto for same: out of the wages proportion 1,200 0 0
Out of loans to be made by the Treasurer of the Navy or his Cashier on the second 4s. Aid.
to ditto for wages 50,000 0 0
£83,150 13
“And you are to take particular care that the sums hereby ordered to the Navy and Ordnance out of contributions on salt be issued on any unsatisfied orders for the services of those offices other than such as are to be satisfied out of particular funds.”
Mar. 29. Henry Guy to the Victualling Commissioners. Sir Joseph Herne has presented to my Lords Sir Francis Wheeler's bills of exchange for 4,036l. 0s.d., being the rest of 8,000l. credit given by the said Sir Joseph for the victualling and supplying of the squadron late under Sir Francis Wheeler's command with oil and beer at Cadiz. My Lords have made provision for this credit e're since the 13th of Dec. last by putting tallies into your hands for the 8,000l. upon the [House of Commons'] Vote for 400,000l. for the Navy. They therefore direct you to assign over the said tallies, with the order of loan and the interest due thereon, to said Herne in full satisfaction of said credit, and to take up the bills or notes given by Sir Francis Wheeler for the same. Sir Jo[h]n Houblon, who furnished 5,000l. by the like credit, is to be allowed at the same rate [in the margin: 4s. 8d. per dollar]. Disposition Book XII, p. 53.
Mar. 29. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. I have read to my Lords your reports of the 8th and 23rd inst. on the petition of John Hodgson, Robert Lawson of Lancaster, merchants, and Henry Inman of Cockermouth, merchant, concerning their debts for Customs contracted in 1687, 1688 and 1689, which they pray may be discharged out of a debt due to them for transport service. You are to stay process against them on their said debts till further order. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 215.
Same to the Solicitor General. It is the King's pleasure that in your draft of the Commission for Managing the Million Act you omit the name of Sir Samuell Dashwood and insert those of Richard Trevor, esq., and John Thrayle, esq. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. By a petition Edward Rowe has presented to my Lords that he has been for many years interested in the trade of salt and is well acquainted with the practices of buying and selling the same and has been very instrumental in encouraging the present duty on salt, and several members of Parliament recommend him for employment in said duty. My Lords are inclined to gratify him. Please report speedily on his said petition [missing] enclosed herewith. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Andrew Liske (for some years a tidesman extraordinary in London port), praying to be employed in the 80 list till a vacancy happens. My Lords recommend him. Reference Book VII, p. 39.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Fra., Earl of Carlingford, for a grant of the mortgages and debts owing out of his estate to Sir Patrick Trant and divers other forfeiting persons and also for a discharge of an arrear of 600l. due thereout for quit rents and Crown rents. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 403.
[? Mar. 30.] [Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue out of the small branches of the revenue 81l. 13s. 4d. to Baron Bradbury, 66l. 13s. 4d. thereof for half a year to Christmas last on his fee [as a Baron of the Exchequer] and the remaining 15l. for last Michaelmas and Hilary terms on his fee of 7l. 10s. 0d. per term. Disposition Book XII, p. 54.
Mar. 30. [Same] to the Excise Commissioners to pay 1,293l. 16s. 0d. [to Mr. —] on two tallies struck on the Excise March 23 inst., one for 1,235l. 16s. 0d., the other for 58l. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise appointed to be reserved, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid.
to Mr. Smith, Knight Harbinger, on his fee (in the margin: issued 195l. 16s. 8d.) 196 3 4
to Mr. Beaubuisson, Master of the Bows and Keeper of the Private Armoury 276 18 9
to the Master of the Horse for the extraordinary expense of the Stables 4,300 0 0
to ditto for Mr. Ireton, on account of buying horses [for the King and Queen] and discharging the debt to Hackney coachmen 2,000 0 0
to Lady Windham's daughters on their pension 400 0 0
to Mr. Aaron Smith for [Crown] law suits 400 0 0
£7,573 2 1
Mar. 30. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue out of moneys in the Exchequer, of the contributions upon salt 757l. 14s. 5d. to the Treasurer of the Navy for the wages of four shipwrights and 63 caulkers and 14 Ocham [oakam] boys “which may be spared and discharged from Chatham.” Disposition Book XII, p. 54.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh, returning said Earl's report concerning Col. Hill's Company in the Leeward Islands: also enclosing a memorial [missing] of Mr. Gilbert Heathcote concerning the subsistence of the two Companies at New York. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 216.
Same to Mr. Eden. Send forthwith to the Agents for Taxes an extract, from the duplicates returned into the Exchequer, of what the first 4s. Aid and the Quarterly Poll did produce. If any duplicates of those aids are wanting the said Agents are to take care that same be returned into the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 217.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. Please insert in your next [weekly] memorial for money the sum of 84l. for the French officers. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Wickham Hansen, Commissary to the Danish Forces, relating to a demand of 540l. 9s. 6d. and 120l. for the said Forces; for which [sums] he has a royal warrant. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Helena Dering, widow of Col. Daniell Dering, concerning some checks on the pay of her husband and son. Ibid.
Same to same. Insert 44l. 12s. 0d in your next [weekly] memorial for money in accordance with your report on the petition of Capt. Phillip Griffith, complaining of his being chequed on the muster taken in Ireland in 1689 (from 1689, Oct. 1, to 1690, May 31) as Quarter Master to the Regiment of Foot then under Col. Dering, notwithstanding he was with the Regiment at the Camp at Dundalk. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to draw a commission to Sir James Oxenden, bart., and 23 others, detailed, to enquire of divers lands etc. in co. Kent and city of Canterbury, which my Lords are informed have been conveyed to Popish and superstitious uses. Ibid, p. 218.
Mar. 30. Henry Guy to Mr. Hall of the Hearthmoney Office for a certificate of all such moneys as were known to the King's officers to be due and in arrear, of the late revenue of Hearthmoney, and which stood in charge at 1691–2, Feb. 17. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 218.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mary Peele, widow, shewing that her husband, William Peele, who died in 1690, was indebted 1,065l. 15s. 0d. for [duties on] tobacco and left not wherewithal to pay same; and that she has paid 199l. 10s. 0d.: therefore praying discharge of the remainder. Reference Book VII, p. 39.
Report to the Treasury Lords [from William Blathwayt] on the memorial of Sir Edwin Stede concerning old bonds remaining undischarged in the Naval Office in Barbados ut supra, p. 558. I find it often happens that by ignorance, neglect or other miscarriage, the masters of ships and other persons concerned do omit to return certificates of their due compliance with the Acts of Trade, though they have not really transgressed those Acts, but only unloaden their goods according to law, satisfying themselves with their being ignorant or innocent, without making it appear by such proofs as they are obliged to: of which number I find by discoursing Sir Edwyn Stede and Mr. Cranfield there are many bonds standing out in Barbados. It is a great discouragement to trade as well as a terror to the traders that their bonds remain uncancelled in the Naval Office and may be put in suit whenever thought fit, which will occasion a great charge and prejudice to the sureties, though they be relievable in equity. It would be an act of grace if all such bonds so remaining in the Naval Office, and taken before their Majesties' accession, were delivered up, provided that such persons as have really transgressed the Acts of Trade may have no benefit thereby; which may be effected by Treasury orders to said Stede as Receiver of the Casual Revenue in Barbados and Mr. Cranfield, Clerk of the Naval Office [there], to deliver up the bonds of such as shall appear to have failed only in returning such certificates, “unless your Lordships shall first think fit to have the names of all such persons transmitted hither, which may be will take up some time by the length and accidents of the voyage.” Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 440–1.
Mar. 31. Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise for 310l. to Sir John Trevor in repayment of so much lent by him thereon the 22nd inst. Money Book XII, p. 200.
825l. to the Masters in Chancery in like repayment of so much lent thereon the 6th inst.
40l. 13s. 4d. to Sir Edwd. Ward in like repayment of so much lent by him thereon the 13th inst.
Money warrant for 50l. to Rudolph Kien for 1694, Lady day quarter's annuity as Closet Keeper to the King. Ibid, p. 202,
Mar. 31. Money warrant for 75l. to the executors of Anthony Segar for same quarter on his allowance as Keeper of the Treasury Chambers. (Money order dated April 3 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 47. Order Book IV, p. 77.
Same for 5l. to John Hurst for same quarter for his pains in carrying letters on several occasions on their Majesties' service. (Money order dated Mar. 31 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 167. Order Book IV, p. 76.
Same for 400l. to Rachell and Frances Windham, daughters of Dame Anne Windham, for one year to 1691, June 24, on their pension. Money Book XII, p. 202.
Dormant treasury warrant to the Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall to pay the salary of 80l. per an. to Robert Cock as a supervisor of the blowing houses in Cornwall and Devon. Ibid.
Money warrant for 175l. to Peter Guenon Beaubuisson, Gentleman of the Bows and Guns and Keeper of the Private Armoury at Whitehall, for 1¾ years to 1693, Sept. 29, on his allowance of 100l. per an. for keeping in good condition all the private guns and other arms in the said armoury and for charges of servants and necessaries in looking after the same. (Money order dated April 4 hereon.) Ibid, p. 202. Order Book IV, p. 75.
Same for 101l. 18s. 9d. to same for 1¾ years to same date on his annuity or fee of 58l. 5s. 0d. as Gentleman of the Bows. Money Book XII, p. 202.
Same for 195l. 16s. 8d. to Symon Smith, esq., for one year to Christmas last on his several fees as Knight Harbinger to their Majesties, to wit of 20 marks per an. and allowance of 10s. a day. Ibid, p. 203.
Same for 400l. to Aaron Smith [Treasury Solicitor] as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated April 3 hereon.) Ibid, p. 203. Order Book IV, p. 72.
Treasury warrant to Mr. Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay 10s. 10s. 0d. to William Wekett for 63 days (1693, Dec. 25, to Feb. 27 last) as late messenger attending the Customs, and 4s. 10s. 0d. to John Thorrowkettle for Feb. 27 to Mar. 25 as present messenger attending that service Money Book XII, p. 203.
Treasury allowance of the said Wekett's and Thorowkettle's bills of 10l. 10s. 0d. and 4s. 10s. 0d. respectively for same periods at 3s. 4d. a day as messenger attending the Treasury Lords. Ibid.
Money order for 10l. to John Low, a Deputy Chamberlain of the Receipt, for 1694, Lady day quarter, for taking care of the cash in the Exchequer. Order Book IV, p. 80.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to William Wardour, Clerk of the Pells, for last Christmas quarter, for locking up and taking care of cash in the Exchequer, as by Treasurer Rochester's order of 1686, Oct. 28. Ibid, pp. 57, 73.
Mar. 31. Henry Guy to Mr. Blathwaite to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay 32l. 11s. 8d. to Monsieur Dassarois for oats furnished by Monsieur De la Fitte for the late Duke of Schonburgh's use; to be paid to Sir John Guise, who has an assignment for same. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 219.
Same to same for a same to authorise same to pay 1,500l. to the Commissioners of Transportation in further part of 13,816l. 13s. 8d. ut supra, p. 501. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition of Eliz. Newcomen and others, whose husbands and relatives belonged to Col. Fred Hamilton's Regiment and were killed at the first siege of Limerick: praying that 205l. 8s. 4d. respited on their pay for want of returning certificates of their death in due time, may be taken off. Ibid.
Same to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sir John Wynn has been with the Treasury Lords on behalf of himself and other inhabitants of the county of Denbigh, desiring to be heard before the lease pass to Sir Robert Cotton of mines in Bromfeild and Yale and Denbigh Lordship. My Lords desire you not to sign the transcript for that lease until that matter be heard at the Treasury. Ibid, p. 220.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to insert on the Customs establishment an allowance of 10l. per an. from the King to James Patteson as deputy at Poulton to James Varey, Comptroller of Chester port, with said 10l. from the King and 20l. per an. or the whole fees from the principal [Varey]: said Patteson being nominated loco Richard Longworth, who has quitted that employment. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 99.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Mr. Mompesson of London, goldsmith, proposing his securities for the moneys by him to be received on the advantages in the Million Act, [5 Wm. and Mary, c. 5], lately passed: said sureties being Sir Thomas Mompesson of St. Martin's Lane, John Steventon of Hayden Yard in the Minories, gent., William Gardner of Bishopgate, London, merchant. Reference Book VII, p. 39.