Entry Book: February 1695, 1-10

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February 1695, 1–10

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Feb. 1. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 200,000l. to Charles Bertie, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance, as imprest for land and sea service of the Office of Ordnance. (Neither money warrant nor money order on this privy seal is entered in the Treasury records.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 52.
Same for a same for 1,000,000l. to Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Navy, as imprest for the Navy and Victualling. (Money warrant dated Feb. 7 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Feb. 6.) (Money order dated Feb. 7 hereon.) Ibid, p. 52. Money Book XII, p. 432. Order Book IV, p. 157.
Royal sign manual for 1,000l. to Sir Leonard Robinson, Chamberlain of the City of London, to be distributed among the poor of said city as royal charity and benevolence. (Money warrant dated Feb. 3 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 56. Order Book IV, p. 158.
Same for sums as follow. (Money warrant dated Feb. 3 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 5 hereon.) l. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 56. Oder Book IV, p. 156.
to Charnock Heron as royal bounty 50
to Mris. Elizabeth Willoughby as same 50
to Lovis de Veile as same 50
to Dionysius Babos as same 20
to William Fanshaw, esq., on his allowance of 40s. a week as royal bounty and is for 26 weeks, 1693, Sept. 17, to 1693 4, March 18 52
to Robert, Lord Lucas, Governor of the Tower, for his disbursements in sending down the gentlemen late prisoners in the Tower into Cheshire and Lancashire, to wit, Carye, Visct. Molyneux, Sir Thomas Clifton, Sir William Gerard, Sir Rowland Stanley, Peter Lea of Lyme, Bartholomew Walmsley and William Dicconson and for all other charges of guards and attendants upon the road thither and back again 300
Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to give warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease under the great seal to Gabriel Armiger of the fee farm rent of 20l. per an, payable out of the manor of West Dereham, co. Norfolk, which has been concealed and unjustly detained from the Crown: the lease to be for 31 years at 2l. per an. rent: with a clause to grant him all the arrears on the said fee farm rent, with power for him to sue same with the aid of the Exchequer. King's Warrant Book XVIII, pp. 566–59. Warrants not relating to Money XIV, pp. 375–6.
Appending: (a) constat of said premises: being an extract by Auditor John Phillips from the ministers' account, 9 Charles I, being the account of Agmondesham Pickays, Receiver General for co. Norfolk, temp. Car. I, of the rental due from Sir Thomas Walsingham, kt., first fee farmer of the said manor which comprises 300 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow and 1,000 acres of marshland, as found by an inquisition at Southwark taken before Sir Henry Mildmay et al., detailed, which found that said manor was in the fee of John, Earl of Holder-ness, at his death by military service and that by his death without heirs it escheated to the Crown and was then in grant to said Walsingham by patent dated 1633, May 31, at 10l. per an. rent.
(b) (c) Auditor S. Travers' memorandum and ratal of said constat. In Easter term, 1650, Sir Thomas Walsingham pleaded a disclaimer under the said letters patent, whereupon the then Attorney General “confessed his plea and judgment [was given] of amoveas manus and these eight years' arrears due at Michaelmas, 1650, under discharge; but on the Restoration of his late Majesty King Charles the 2nd the fee farm rent of 20l. was again put in charge but never yet answered and remains now in super.” The consideration for this lease is the great costs the lessee must necessarily be at in recovering the premises for the future advantage of the Crown. (Treasury warrant accordingly dated Feb. 4 hereon to the Clerk of the Pipe for said lease: and see infra, p. 1141, under date 1695, July 2.)
Feb. 1. Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the First Fruits for 500l. to Aubery, Earl of Oxford, for last Christmas quarter on his pension. Money Book XII, p. 430.
Money warrant for 875l. to the Commissioners of Accompts for a quarter to the 24th inst. on their 500l. per an. each: being 125l. each to Robert Harley, Sir Thomas Pope Blount, bart., Paul Foley, Sir Thomas Clarges, kt., Charles Hutchinson, Sir Edward Abney, kt., and Sir James Houblon. (Money order dated Feb. 5 hereon.) Ibid, p. 431. Order Book IV, p. 156.
Same for 73l. to Andrew Lawrence, suspended from the office of Surveyor General of the [King's] Ways, Gates and Bridges; to be (with 36l. 10s. 0d. other-ways paid him) for three years, 1690, Michaelmas, to 1693, Michaelmas, on the fee or salary of 2s. a day which the King has declared shall be paid him. Money Book XII, p. 431.
Same for 150l. to Dr. Nicholas Gibbons for 1½ years to 1692, Lady day, on his pension of 100l. per an. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Rudolph Kien for 1694, Christmas quarter, on his salary as Closet Keeper to the King. Ibid.
Same for 142l. 14s. 8d. to Aaron Pengry, one of the Clerks of the Petty Bag in the High Court of Chancery, which, with 100l. already paid him, is in satisfaction of a bill of 242l. 14s. 8d. for business done in relation to the forfeited estates of the Marquess of Powis, Lord Dover and many others outlawed for high treason and the transaction of several causes in the Petty Bag. (Money order dated Feb. 5 hereon.) Ibid, p. 432. Order Book IV, p. 157.
Feb. 1. Treasury order to the Receipt to pay from time to time the annuity due on an order No. 5,114, dated 1693, Sept. 26, for [a loan of] 400l. contributed on the first Million Act: said order having been lost. Order Book IV, p. 155.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 206l. 15s. 0d. to me [Guy] for secret service. Disposition Book XII, p. 192.
150l. more to same for same.
[?] Same to same to take in at the Receipt a loan of 3,000l. from Mr. Duncombe on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid, p. 193.
Feb. 1. Same to Mr. Smith to pay into the Exchequer the 142l. 14s. 8d. remaining in your hands arisen by the forfeited estate of the Marquess of Powis. Ibid, p. 194.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Dakin, praying a pension of 2s. a day [on the Irish establishment] by way of half pay. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 347.
Same to the Agents for Taxes, enclosing the duplicate [rolls, missing] of assessments to the second and third payment of the [second] Quarterly Poll in the Hundred of Clackclose, co. Norfolk. Please transmit same to the King's Remembrancer's Office. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Thraile as husband [in London port] of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty collected in the West Indies and sent in specie to England. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 139.
Same to same to discharge the bond given in Virginia by the ship William and John, of Belfast, David Smith, William Arthur and John Whyte, owners Moses Jones master, which arrived in Belfast from Virginia June 27 last with 300 hogsheads of tobacco, having wonderfully escaped a French privateer in the mouth of the harbour whilst “she” was attacked by his Majesty's ship Dolphin, and the coasts at that time being greatly infested by French privateers, the said master durst not hazard his ship out of Belfast harbour, where she rode at anchor in great danger of being either taken or burned, wherefore the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, gave her liberty to land her tobacco and dispose of part thereof to refit the ship, wherefore the said owners prayed to be admitted to enter the remainder of said tobacco on payment of the English duty “with exchange,” the ship not daring to proceed for England without danger of being seized. She is accordingly to pay the [extra English] duty of½d. per pound for the whole quantity of tobacco imported. Ibid, pp. 140–1.
Feb. 1. Treasury reference to the Commissioners of the Stamped Vellum Duties of the petition of William Brookes, shewing that he has served as one of the stampers in Lincolns Inn; therefore praying the place of housekeeper [to said Commissioners] loco Mr. Harris, who lies at the point of death. Reference Book VII, p. 76.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of George Edes for a tidewaiter's place, London port. My Lords recommend him for the first such vacancy. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of George Long, esq., for a grant of a coal work in the manor of Stratton super Fosse, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, under the old rent of 20s. per an. Ibid.
Same to the Warden etc. of the Mint of the proposal of Mo[nsieu]r Gervaize for melting down and making new all the silver money of England: together with Mr. Lowndes's report thereon. Ibid, p. 77.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to supply out of the surplus of the first Million Act the deficiency of the 300,000l. annuities on the Tunnage Duty Act, ut supra, p. 884. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 372–3. Money Book XII, p 430.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the ship Warrington to enjoy all the privileges, freedoms and immunities of an English ship belonging to John Herbert, as freely as if she had never been taken by the enemy, “except for paying the respective duties by law chargeable on the said ship and the goods and merchandize by her exported or imported”: it appearing by said Herbert's petition that he being in Norway, when his Majesty's ships Milford amd Warrington were taken [by the French] and brought in thither about Nov., 1693, by D'Bart, he did out of zeal for his Majesty's service and at the request of Capt. Vaughan and Capt. Noakes and the seamen then on board them buy the said ship Warrington to prevent her being carried into Dunkirk as the Milford was, or being burned as D'Bart intended, he having unrigged her and disarmed her in order to it; that he soon after gave notice thereof to the Admiralty Lords, hoping to be reimbursed his cost and expenses and that she would be employed in his Majesty's service, but the Navy Commissioners represented that she was not fit for the service, “and his Majesty having since paid Mr. Gracedrew, her owner, for the same,” she lies still useless upon petitioner's hands in Norway, wherefore petitioner prayed the King to accept said ship and reimburse his cost and expense or else to grant him a discharge for the same with a licence to convert her to his own use: on which petition the Customs Commissioners reported Jan. 17 last that he seemed to have an equitable title to the ship and that they had nothing to object to his desire; he intending to repair and fit her as a merchantman or privateer. Ibid, pp. 373–4.
Royal warrant [to the Lords Justices, Ireland] to give the necessary order for discharging Elizabeth McCartney and James McCartney, their heirs, estates etc., from the debt of 622l. 8s. 2 5/8d. owing at the foot of the account to Lady day, 1689, of George McCartney, deceased, as late collector of Belfast, whose executors they are; they having produced a list of bonds for imported Excise for 353l. 8s. 2d., for which they demand credit (being alleged to be still unpaid), but the Exchequer Court having refused to give allowance for same (in regard they were not produced, being alleged to be lost in the late troubles with others of the said accomptant's papers), unless the respective bondsmen could be prevailed with to acknowledge their said debts; further it appearing that in the late troubles James Hamilton of Tullamore, esq., took up 100l. from the said accomptant (with other sums for other collectors) for the public service, for which he gave his personal bond, which sums are directed to be allowed in the respective collectors' accounts; further, eight affidavits are produced by said executors that Peter Knowles, George McCartney's successor in the collectorship of Belfast, after he [McCartney] was forced out of the kingdom by the outrages of the Irish, “did possess himself as he professed for the use of late King James, and by order of the then pretended Commissioners of the Revenue of several sums of money, goods, houses, profitable mills, mault and corn of the said McCartney (on pretence that he was run away in the late King's debt) to a very great value,” which tended to the loss of the said executors. The said McCartney's surety bonds are hereby to be cancelled, but his said executors are first to give security to prove or justify the debts on the abovesaid bonds for 353l. 8s. 2d. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, pp. 472–3.
Feb. 1. Treasury reference afresh to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of his report on the petition of Jane Platt, ut supra, p. 624. Reference Book VII, p. 57.
Feb. 2. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to direct the collectors of the ports next adjoining to the Vice Admiralties as follows to pay sums as follows for [estimated] expenses in expediting the service of raising 8,000 seafaring men for the manning of the Fleet, being 10s. per man, to be advanced by way of imprest: all in accordance with the Order of the King in Council of the 3rd inst., viz.: Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 141–2.
650l. to George Courtney, esq., who is to raise 1,300 men in Devon.
125l. to Henry Trelawny, for 250 men to be raised in South Cornwall.
50l. to Sir John Molesworth, bart., for 100 men to be raised in North Cornwall.
100l. to Sir John Guise, bart., for 200 men to be raised in co. Gloucester.
250l. to Sir Edward Philip, bart., for 500 men to be raised in the city of Bristol.
150l. to the Earl of Carbery for 300 men to be raised in South Wales.
100l. to Sir William Williams, bart., for 200 men to be raised in North Wales.
250l. to the Marquess of Winchester for 500 men to be raised in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. 400l. to the Earl of Scarborough for 800 men to
400l. to the Earl of Scarborough for 800 men to be raised in Northumberland, Durham bishopric and Newcastle.
100l. to Sir John Lowther of Whitehaven, bart., for 200 men to be raised in Cumberland and Westmorland.
100l. to Sir Edward Phillips, bart., for 200 men to be raised in co. Somerset.
250l. to the Earl of Shaftesbury for 500 men to be raised in co. Dorset.
150l. to Sir John Pelham, bart., for 300 men to be raised in co. Sussex.
150l. to Sir Isaac Rebow, kt., for 300 men to be raised in co. Essex.
100l. to the Earl of Romney for 200 men to be raised in co. Kent.
150l. to the Lord Warden for 300 men to be raised in the Cinque Ports.
250l. to Sir Robert Rich, kt. and bart., for 500 men to be raised in co. Suffolk.
250l. to Sir Henry Hobart for 500 men to be raised in Norfolk and Norwich.
75l. to Visct. Castleton for 150 men to be raised in co. Lincoln.
250l. to Visct. Erwing [Irvine] for 500 men to be raised in the three Ridings of Yorkshire.
150l. to the Earl of Macclesfield for 300 men to be raised in Lancashire and Cheshire.
Feb. 4. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,176l. 10s. 0d. to Ralph Williamson, ut supra, p. 764, out of any moneys in the Exchequer arising from the Review of the Quarterly Poll or any other arrears of taxes that may be applicable thereto. Disposition Book XII, p. 193.
Same to same to acquaint the Tellers or their clerks that it is resolved that the discount of 1½ per cent. for loans to be made on the Exchequer in general be no longer continued: but if any persons from henceforth will make such loans at 6 per cent. per an. without any gratuity the officers are to receive the same. Ibid, p. 194.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make out a bill for clearing the imprest of 831l. 17s. 0d. charged upon Sir William Poole, “so as that you may according to the rules of the Navy proceed to the passing of his half pay bills”: it appearing from the said Commissioners' report of Dec. 4 last on the petition of Dame Margaret Poole, relict of said Sir William, that in 1685 he did by the King's order hire, fit, man and victual two ships for sea and drew a bill of exchange on the Navy Board for the said sum, but all the proper vouchers for his disbursements in that service have not been found despite diligent search, by which reason the said Commissioners cannot, without particular Treasury warrant, make out a bill for such disbursements towards clearing the said bill of exchange which is charged as an imprest on said Sir William. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 348.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. My Lords recommend Essex Sherborne's petition for leave to surrender his place as a collector of Excise to his son Essex. Ibid.
Feb. 4. Henry Guy to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] of money paid by the Treasurer of the Navy to ships etc. between Jan. 19 and 26 last. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 348.
Same to Mr. Horneby. Notwithstanding you have been for some time discharged from being one of the Commissioners of Excise, you continue yourself and family in a large apartment in the Excise Office, whereby the Commissioners are deprived of those conveniences for his Majesty's service they ought to enjoy. You are to remove out of the Excise Office by March 1 next. Ibid.
Feb. 5. Same to the Excise Commissioners to pay to the Treasurer of the Prince and Princess of Denmark 7,500l. by 1,000l. a week for the five next weeks and 500l. a week thereafter: to be for 1694, Christmas quarter, and to be over and above the 5,000l. directed to be paid for that quarter by Act of Parliament. Disposition Book XII, p. 194.
Same to same to pay 3,052l. 8s.d. to the Queen Dowager for the same quarter: by 552l. 8s.d. next week and 500l. a week thereafter. Ibid.
Same to same to repay (out of the 1,000l. a week Excise money usually payable into the Exchequer for the use of the late Queen, and next after the 10,000l. already struck thereon) the 7,500l. which Charles Duncombe has agreed to lend into the Exchequer in the name of Thomas Brown, esq., on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid, p. 197.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to take in the abovesaid 7,500l. from Mr. Duncombe, giving him tallies of pro for same in the usual form. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Jodderell. My Lords have ordered you 100l. for your service in the despatch of the Money Bills during the last two Sessions “as usual”: but withal it is their Lordships' earnest desire (if it be possible) that the bill for the 4s. Aid etc. be got ready by to-morrow morning; it being a matter that much imports his Majesty's service. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 349.
Same to Mr. Aaron Smith to attend my Lords on Friday next about the fines and forfeitures of persons accused of clipping and [about the] clippings seized by the sheriffs of London. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Phillip Bass, commander of the Mary Ann of Boston in New England, 200 tons, 20 men, praying permission for her to return to New England, to which country the owners, master and all the mariners belong: said petition being referred by the Privy Council to the Treasury Jan. 31 last. Reference Book VII, p. 77.
Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to John Watkins of several lands and tenements in co. Monmouth, parcel of the lands of Edward Jones and John Edmonds, outlaws: at a rental of 6s. 10d. per an. and fine of 13s. 8d. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 376.
Feb. 7. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of general loans on the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XII, p. 195.
to the Earl of Ranelagh on account of the arrears of subsistence to the Forces in England to Jan. 1 last 14,715 6 8
to ditto for one week's subsistence to all the Forces here [in England] from Feb. 5 to 11 inst. 76,000 0 0
to ditto for the widows and families of the French [Huguenot] Regiment of Horse and the three French [Huguenot] Regiments of Foot for three months' allowance upon account at the rate of 50l. a month for each Regiment 600 0 0
to ditto for Capt. Thornycroft, wounded at Brest: as the King's bounty 100 0 0
to ditto for six Engineers going to Savoy; 50l. each on a contingent warrant 300 0 0
to ditto for Monsieur Schuylenburg in further part of his debt: “and makes 10,000l. issued towards it” 5,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for Sir Joseph Herne in part of his bills of credit given for the Flanders Train [of Artillery] 3,000 0 0
to ditto for sea services on account of the year 1695 for the bomb vessels for the Mediterranean 10,000 0 0
to ditto for the contractors for horses and artillery waggons in Flanders on account of the last year's service 4,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers; on account of the Mediterranean Fleet 10,000 0 0
£55,315 6 8
Same to same to issue as follows out of any disposeable money that is [in] or shall be brought into the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, p. 196.
to Lord Lucas et al., ut supra, p. 897 522 0 0
to Serjeant Branch 100 0 0
to Dr. Gibbon 150 0 0
to the poor of St. Martin's [Westminster] 100 0 0
to Serjeant Ryley 100 7 6
to the Cambridge Professors and Emanuel College, Cambridge 612 10 0
to Mr. Andrew Lawrence 73 0 0
to Mr. Kien 50 0 0
to the Commissioners of Accompts 875 0 0
to the poor of Westminster 50 0 0
to King Charles I's Hospital [Westminster] 50 0 0
to Mr. Hill, Latin Secretary 80 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 175 0 0
to Lord Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber; upon account for his Office 110 0 0
£3,047 17 6
Feb. 7. Henry Guy to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] of money paid by the Treasurer of the Navy to ships etc. between Jan. 26 last and the 2nd inst. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 349.
Feb. 8. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the 7,500l. that is or will be lent at the Exchequer by Mr. Browne, ut supra, p. 903, viz. l. s. d. Disposition Book XII, p. 196.
to the 12 Judges for Trinity term 3,000 0 0
to the Judges of Chester; for ditto 175 0 0
to the Masters in Chancery; for ditto 275 0 0
to the executors of Judge Dolben 190 15 10
to the Earl of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, on account of mourning [for the late Queen] 2,000 0 0
to Mr. Nicholas in part of an order for 20,000l, ut infra, p. 923 500 0 0
£6,140 15 10
Same to same to issue 142l. 14s. 8d. to Aaron Pengry, ut supra, pp. 898–9, out of money lately paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Smith, Receiver of the Crown Land Revenues for co. Middlesex, as arisen out of the forfeited estate of the late Marquess of Powis. Ibid, p. 197.
Same to Mr. Bartholomew Burton to pay (out of moneys put into your hands for discount of loans) 125l. 7s. 11d. to Lancelot Burton: 65l. 6s. 11¼d. thereof for 2 per cent. gratuity on 6,000l. lent by him 1694, June 13, on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise; and the remaining 60l. 0s. 11¾d. for the like gratuity on 5,000l. lent 1694, June 27, on the said revenue. Ibid, p. 198.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 300l. to me [Guy] for secret service out of loans made or intended to be made by Mr. Browne on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid.
Feb. 9. Establishment, under the King's sign manual, for a Master Gunner for the port of Kinsale: to date from date hereof: viz. 2s. a day or 36l. 10s. 0d. per an. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 191.
? Feb. 10. Same for a surgeon's mate to the Troop of Grenadier Guards during its remaining in the Low Countries: to commence from Jan. 1 last: all on the lines of the like establishment for each of the Troops of Guards and of the several Regiments of Horse and Dragoons in the Low Countries (establishment: 2s. 6d. a day or 45l. 12s. 6d. per an.). Ibid, p. 130.
Feb. 10. The like for a Regiment of Foot commanded by Col. Henry Holt in the Leeward Isles: to date from 1695, May 1; from which time the former establishment of the said Regiment is to cease (Field and Staff Officers, Col. as Colonel, 12s. a day; Major as Major, 5s.; Chaplain, 6s. 8d.; Quarter Master, 4s.; chirurgeon, 4s.; four Companies to consist each of a Captain, 8s.; two Lieutenants, 4s. 6d. each, three Serjeants, 1s. 6d. each; three corporals, 1s. each; two drummers, 1s. each; 100 privates, 8d. each: total establishment, 24l. 12s. 6d. a day or 8,988l. 2s. 6d. per an.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 130.