Warrants etc.: June 1697, 11-20

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 12, 1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1933.

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June 1697, 11-20

June 11. Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 20l. to the Earl of Ranelagh in Exchequer Bills for Capt. John de Witts for royal bounty. Disposition Book XIV, p. 21.
Jo. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. Clarke to procure a warrant to be signed by the Lords Justices, England, to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 1,500l. to Sir Theodore Jansen in satisfaction of the 15% loss or discount on tallies and orders for 10,000l. charged on the 3s. Aid which were accepted by him for [repayment of] bills of exchange [by him remitted] to Flanders at 11 guilders to the £ for subsistence there. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 284.
William Glanvill (in the absence of same) to Mr. Roberts, Receiver of the Honor of Windsor. The Mayor &c. of New Windsor have petitioned the Treasury relating to a pension of 50l. per an. payable to the poor of the said town out of the revenue belonging to the Castle of Windsor. Please certify my Lords what arrears you have in your hands of the said revenue and how far they stand engaged; also a state of the revenue of the Castle as it now stands. Ibid.
[?] Same to Mr. Twitty for an account of all surrenders that have been made since Xmas 1684 of any salary, fee or patent, payable at the Receipt of the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 284.
June 11. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit the currants imported by Peter Witcomb of London merchant being laden in the St. Anth[ony] (St. Antonio of Padua) at Venice for Amsterdam ut supra p. 190 to be entered out of the King's warehouse on payment of Customs as [if] they were imported in a qualified ship; with reasonable allowance for damage: the said Commissioners having reported (on the information of John Dagg collector of Fowey port detailing the circumstances of the ship's distress and that he had arrested 60 butts of currants by warrant from the High Court of Admiralty whereupon the Customs Commissioners instructed him to take the goods into warehouse in order to assist Witcomb to secure them from falling into the hands of his correspondents abroad who were broke and failed) that the petitioner's allegations are true and that the currants are damaged and in a spoiling condition and that in compassion he deserves favourable consideration, the importation being involuntary. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 351.
June 11. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Lee (chief boatman at Guernsey) as Register of Certificates there at 60l. per an., he having been appointed thereto on probation upon the removal of William Hely and having well executed same. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 352.
Same to same to discharge from seizure and to admit to entry the parcel of cut whalebone bought in Holland before May 1st last by John Simpson jun. of Yarmouth ut supra p. 188: he having made oath that he was ignorant of the prohibition in the Act of last Session [8–9 Wm. III c. 24]: the case being the same with that of the merchants of Hull ut supra p. 199. Ibid.
Same to Sir Thomas Trevor, Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi (as to the King's share being 75l. 2s. 4d.) to the information exhibited against the ship Bridgetta of Dounton [? Drontheim] in Norway, Claus Jans master, loaden with deals, which arrived at Liverpool in July last consigned to Richard Houghton of Liverpool merchant and there seized on pretence that the ship was not Danish built and therefore not qualified under the Navigation Act: but a letter having been sent from Norway that she is Danish built and hath belonged to Norway above 30 years: the said Houghton (to avoid the charge of bringing over the evidence) having compounded with the officers for 75l. 2s. 4d. by licence of the Exchequer Court (as certified by Mr. Bridges, solicitor of the Customs). Ibid., p. 353, 354.
Warrant by the Lords Justices of England to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a fresh Commission of the Customs: the new Commissioners to be Charles Godolphin, Sir Walter Yonge, Samuell Clarke, Benjamin Overton, Sir Henry Hobbart Kt. and bart. Sir John Austen bart, and Robert Henley Esq. in place of Sir Robert Clayton, Sir Patience Ward (since dead), Sir Robert Southwell, the said Godolphin and Yonge, James Chadwick (since dead) and the said Clarke and Overton.
John Sansom to be their Secretary as to the last Commissioners with arrangement of salary as before. Reference Book VII, pp. 218–9.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the report of the Customs Commissioners on the memorial of the Prizes Commissioners concerning the lading of the ship St. Peter of Ostend, being a ship re-taken from the French by the King's ship Anglesey; as to which the Customs Commissioners are of opinion that same appears to be stuffs made or mixed with wool upon which there was a great Duty laid in favour of our own manufacture and that there is some reason why this Duty should not be rigorously exacted on the prize goods, the rather because it falls out that the Duty is near the value of some of them so that there would be nothing left to the Commander and seamen, for which cause it might be reasonable to take the Duty ad valorem; but that the same Act which "makes" the distribution of prize goods provides that out of the sale thereof the Subsidy of Tonnage &c. shall be deducted; and that they see no expedient to extricate the goods from the difficulty except by the Treasury Lords directing the whole parcel to be entered without distinction of kinds or denominations and the Duty received for the whole ad valorem in one gross sum, which supposing them subject to the Additional Impositions will amount to 10 per cent.; and further that they cannot come at the value but by sale and the goods cannot be exposed to sale until the Custom be made known [be settled by my Lords]. Ibid., p. 220.
June 11. Treasury order and direction that Charles Dartiquenave do sit and act with the Agents for Taxes (viz.: Bartholomew Fillingham, Thomas Hall, Philip Ryley, James Dewey and William Clayton): all by reason that the Treasury warrant of 1695–6 Feb. 14 supra Tr. Cal. Vol. X, p. 1313, appointed the said William Clayton to act with the said Agents and it has been represented that the said Fillingham and Hall by reason of their great age cannot so duly attend the said service and that the said Clayton is at present fully employed in his Majesty's service in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt, wherefore it will be for the King's service if another be added to their number; and the said Dartiquenave is recommended as fitly qualified: to act without any allowance of salary. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 313–4.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Jasper English of premises ut supra p. 194 for 41 years concurrent with any existing interest in the same; under the rents of 20l. per an. for the meadow ground (the Little Meadow abutting north on the road leading from Kingston Bridge to Hampton Court) and for liberty of towing barges on part of the bank in the Great Meadow as now enjoyed and 20l. for the house called the Toy and piece of ground and stable between the Mitre Tavern near the Ferry and the house of the under housekeeper of Hampton Court Palace.
Prefixing and appending: (a) Constat of the premises giving the abuttals of the plots: (b) the Surveyor General's memorandum and ratal: (c) the undated entry of the Treasury Lords signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 314–6.
June 12. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 5,000l. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Orford on any unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: as imprest: to be paid over to the Victualling Commissioners to be by them applied for the service of the Victualling. Disposition Book XIV, p. 22.
Treasury reference to Peter Hume of the petition of John Packer Esq. [Usher of the Receipt] shewing that he is daily at great charges and above 500l. out of pocket in employing printers, bookbinders &c. and in copper plates for issuing of Exchequer Bills and that he has above 5,000l. due to him on his liberates and hath lost 1,000l. by discount of tallies [on such of his liberates as he has encashed]: therefore praying money to [enable him to] carry on the said service and that what is due on his liberates may be satisfied by tallies on the Malt Act. Reference Book VII, p. 220.
June 15. Money warrant for 2,800l. to Charles, Earl of Manchester, 1,500l. thereof for equipage and 1,300l. for a quarter's ordinary as Ambassador Extraordinary to the Republic of Venice. (Money order dated June 15 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 305, Order Book IV, p. 371.
June 15. Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 5,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy [on any unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Navy]: to be paid over to the Receiver for Sick and Wounded Seamen and Prisoners of War; and to be charged as follows viz. 3,000l. to the head of Wages and 2,000l. to the head of Victualling. Disposition Book XIV, p. 23.
William Lowndes to same to issue 6,900l. as follows out of loans to be made by the respective payees themselves on credit of the Malt Duties viz.:
to the 12 Judges of England for Michaelmas and Hilary terms 1696 6000
to the Judges of Wales for the same terms 350
to the Masters in Chancery for ditto 550
Ibid., p. 26.
William Glanvill (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Sir Joseph Herne for a copy of the letter you this day showed to my Lords which you received from the President de la Tour relating to the tallies in your hands which were intended for the Duke of Savoy. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 284.
June 15
et postea.
Treasury licence and appointment of Phillip de Golse to be a broker ut supra p. 164 until the end of the next Session of Parliament and subject to revocation by the Treasury Lords.
The like constitution respectively to Abraham Cardel (dated June 17); James Causton (dated June 17); John Castaing (dated June 18); Thomas Lewis (dated June 30); John Forbes (dated July 2); Abraham Wilmer (dated July 2). Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 317.
June 15. Treasury warrant to the Commissioners of Transportation to make forth the like debentures for paying 527l. 18s. 9d. to James Vickars of Dublin as have been made forth for others' ships employed in the Transport service during the war in Ireland; being due to him on account of his dogger Ormond which in 1689 was pressed for that service, was taken by the French and re-taken by Sir Geo. Rook by whom she was continued some time in that service and was delivered to said owner a mere wreck and he has spent 151l. 17s. 5d. in repairing and re-fitting her; the 527l. 18s. 9d. being due to him according to a stated account made by the said Transportation Commissioners for the freight and reparation. Ibid., p. 318.
June 16. Money warrant for 100l. to William, Duke of Devonshire, for one year to 1696 Michaelmas on his salary as Justice in Eyre Trent North. Money Book XIII, p. 305.
William Glanvill (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans to be made by the payees themselves on credit of the Malt Duties: viz.
to the Earl of Oxford 200
to Mr. Popple for incidents of the Commission for Trade 150
Disposition Book XIV, p. 23.
June 16. Treasury warrant to same to issue 3,000l. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: as imprest, upon account of wear and tear; being intended to be paid over to Mr. John Taylour on his contract for hemp. Ibid., p. 24.
William Lowndes to same to issue 2,800l. to the Earl of Manchester out of loans to be made by said Earl on credit of the Malt Duties. Ibid.
Same to same to issue to the Duke of Devonshire out of loans to be made by said Duke on the like Duties the 100l. ut supra p. 208. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to same to issue 2,745l. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: as imprest: to be applied as follows viz.:
for a week's subsistence to 7 Regiments ordered to encamp 1435
for same to the detachments ordered to attend the Princess of [Denmark] at Tunbridge 75
for Lord Denbigh's Dragoons on account of subsistence 40
for a week's subsistence for the 3 Regiments now to embark for Flanders 615
for the Regiments of Northcote and Faringdon upon account of arrears of pay 400
for contingencies, being to defray the charges of 200 loads of straw for the incampment 180
Ibid., p. 25.
Same to same to issue 1,000l. in Exchequer Bills to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied orders in their names as Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland: as imprest; being intended to be paid over to the Commissioners of Transports on account of the charge of the embarcation to Holland. Care is to be taken that the said Bills contain 5l. each in value and no more. Ibid.
William Lowndes to same to issue 23,750l. to the Earl of Bradford, Cofferer of the Household, on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Household: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl or by his nominee on credit of the Malt Duties. Ibid., p. 27.
Same to same to similarly issue 7,849l. to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber: out of the like loans. Ibid.
Same to same to similarly issue 2,670l. to Lord Auverquere, Master of the Horse; for the extraordinary expenses of the Stables: out of the like loans. Ibid., p. 28.
Same to same to similarly issue 1,090l. 13s. 1¼d. to Jno. Packer, Usher of the Receipt: out of the like loans. Ibid., p. 29.
June 16. William Lowndes to issue 2,000l. in Exchequer Bills to Ralph, Earl of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe; for the service of the Great Wardrobe: out of loans to be made by himself on Malt.
Disposition Book XIV, p. 29.
Same to same to similarly issue 7,000l. to Edward Nicholas Esq. for the servants of the late Queen: out of the like loans. Ibid., p. 30.
Same to same to similarly issue 6,000l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works: [for the service of the Works]: out of the like loans. Ibid.
[?] Same to same to similarly issue as follows out of the like loans: viz.
to William, Earl of Rochford, late Master of the Robes: on account of arrears due in that Office when he was Master 3000
to the Joost, Earl of Albemarle, present Master of the Robes upon account for the growing service of that Office 1000
June 16. Same to same to similarly issue 1,800l. to the Earl of Portland, Superintendent of the Gardens, in part of 2,400l. due at Lady day last for half a year on the establishment of the Gardens: out of the like loans. Ibid., p. 31.
Same to Lord Edward Russell [Treasurer of the Chamber] to pay or assign 2,900l. to the persons following out of the tallies and orders in your hands on credit of the Duties on Malt: viz.
to the Master of the Buckhounds in part of what is due to him on the Establishment in the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber 2300
to Mr. Greenway, his Majesty's locksmith in part of his bills 600
Same to the Attorney General. My Lords desire to speak with you about orders made for Justices [of the Peace] to allow for dust in malt [as] part of the stock in hand. Please call on my Lords to-morrow as you go to Westminster Hall or as you come back. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 284.
Same to the Secretaries of the Admiralty. My Lords will be pleased to meet the Admiralty Lords here [at the Treasury] to-morrow about the affair of the Victualling. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Gray enclosing the establishment for reducing the Regiment in Barbados to a Company, with an authentick copy of the royal warrant relating thereto. Ibid.
Same to Sir Jos. Tyley. My Lords have been acquainted that several bills drawn on you from the city of Exeter and payable to the Excise Commissioners do remain unsatisfied. They cannot but take notice thereof and desire you to have them forthwith satisfied in new money or guineas, being the same species as was received for the said bills by the persons drawing on you from Exeter. Ibid., p. 285.
June 16. Same to the Commissioners for the Leeward Islands. Archibald Hutchinson, agent to Col. Henry Holt's Regiment of Foot in the West Indies, has petitioned my Lords relating to the money by him paid on account of the said Regiment. The Earl of Ranelagh reports that Hutchinson has advanced 700l. to Col. Holt and the several officers for the use of the Regiment. My Lords direct that out of the 2,000l. put into your hands for the use of said Regiment you pay 500l. to him in part of said 700l. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Seymour, Clerk of the Hanaper, for a certificate what are the allowances which have anciently been paid out of the profits of the Hanaper Office. Ibid., p. 286.
June 17. Treasury allowance of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Office for 1697 Lady day quarter: total 60l. 15s. 0d. Money Book XIII, p. 306.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to renew a lost money order No. 3972 on the fourth 4s. Aid in the name of Edward Russell Esq. for repayment of so much lent by him thereon 1695–6 March 11 and by him assigned to Dr. Hans Lone [Sloane] and mislaid or lost as appears by the affidavit of Arthur Swift gent. Order Book IV, p. 372.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burton to pay to the Judges and Masters in Chancery the discount of 10 per cent. on the 6,900l. ordered for them ut supra p. 208, out of their own loan on malt: the said discount to be paid out of moneys issued to said Burton for discount of loans. Disposition Book XIV, p. 26.
Same to the Paymaster of the Works to pay or assign (out of tallies and orders on the malt Duties lately put into your hands for the service of the Works) 1,000l. to Alexander Fort, his Majesty's joiner, in part of what is due to him in the Office of the Works. Ibid, p. 31.
The Treasury Lords to Mr. Geo. Hosier, Receiver [General of Taxes] for Co. Salop. You have received 7,200l. out of the Mint at Chester and no part thereof has been [by you] paid into the Exchequer but is detained in your hands or misapplied contrary to the duty of your office. You are immediately to pay same into the Receipt or forthwith to repair hither and answer your default. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 286.
Same to Sir Ralph Radcliffe and Mr. Heelder, Justices in Co. Herts. Upon a complaint made to you that several great quantities of malt lying in the malting lofts in the parish of Hitchin had been lately gauged by the officers and the owners desired an allowance for dust that should be screened out of the same, you thereupon caused a certain quantity of malt to be screened and measured in which the dust was computed to be after the measure of 18 bushels out of 20 quarters of malt. Thereupon you have by your order of June 1 directed [an allowance of] the like quantity of dust out of every quarter or lesser quantity of malt to be made to the persons concerned. We have upon this occasion advised with the King's Counsel who have given their opinion that the said order is not warrantable by law: and though we do not believe that you had any intention to prejudice his Majesty's revenue, yet considering how many have paid the Duty without such allowance and what inconvenience and disorder it may occasion in the collection thereof and that it is in the power of the officer to measure the malt (which it's believed would be more to the advantage of the revenue but of great trouble to the owners) we recommend and desire you not only to recall and vacate the said order which must otherwise be brought to a decision at law but also to give all due encouragement to the officers in collecting the said revenue. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 287.
June 17. The Treasury Lords to the [Assessment] Commissioners acting within the county of the city of York. We are informed that instead of [assessing] the Additional Aid of 12d. per £ [as by 8–9 Wm. III c. 25] by the proportion of a third of the Assessment upon land &c. pursuant to the Act for the 3s. Aid 8–9 Wm. III c. 6 you have directed only 8d. per £ to be raised, contrary to the express words of the said Act and the trust reposed in you. We desire you to review the said assessments and to make such alterations therein as may rate all persons and premises according to the said Act. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to hang a notice in the Offices of the Chamberlains of the Receipt as follows: viz. "the Treasury Lords give notice to the Contractors for advancing money for exchanging Exchequer Bills that they pay unto the Trustees appointed and chosen for the management of the said concern or to 7 or more of them or to their cashier at the office near the Exchequer one other eighth part of the money by them respectively subscribed, on or before the 22nd of this instant June or within 14 days then next ensuing pursuant to the contract; being in further part of the said subscriptions." (Same to Mr. Yard to insert a similar notice in the Gazette for Monday next). Ibid., p. 288.
Same to Mr. Crump. My Lords desire to speak with you on Mrs. Hamilton's petition relating to a tally for 150l. bond on the Tenths of the diocese of Rochester for the Earl of Bath. Ibid., p. 289.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Joshua Simpson for a place in the Customs, he having for 8 years belonged to the Customs, constantly riding and watching on the coast of Kent to prevent the exportation of wool and trade with France. Reference Book VII, p. 221.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Tho. Vivian for a further estate in a copyhold tenement called Tremaine in the manor of Tregamere and parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Richard Oliver for same of a tenement in the manor of Trelowia, parcel of said Duchy. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of John Rothwell, vicar of Henfield co. Sussex shewing that he was obliged to a stay in London for a lawsuit and then for sickness and during his absence from his vicarage one Thomas Coxwith brought an action qui tam upon the statute of non-residency for a forfeiture of 50l. for 5 months upon which judgment is entered against petitioner by nihil dicit as of Hilary term last; that afterwards one Edward Burt brought another action for the same offence and hath recovered a verdict the last assizes for the said forfeiture: therefore praying a noli prosequi to the King's moiety of said forfeiture and a non pros to the suit of Burt. Ibid.
June 17. Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of George Howells, Receiver General for Cos. Cardigan &c. of the third 4s. Aid &c. praying that an overpayment of 113l. 14s. 3d. on account of the said Aid may be transferred to his account of the fourth 4s. Aid. Ibid., p. 222.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer for a particular of the estate late of Sir Roger Strickland, forfeited to the King; in order to a grant thereof. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 321.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland. With regard to the disposal of the estate late belonging to Lord Clancarty it is the King's pleasure that no lands comprehended therein or depending thereon be given away or in any way lessened by any clause of reprisals for deficiencies of former grants or on other accounts whatsoever and that none of the arrears or growing rents thereof be paid in to the Exchequer but remain in the collector's hands till further order from the King; also that no manner of waste or spoil be committed thereon or timber cut. Please give the necessary orders for this. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 233.
June 18. Money warrant for 80l. to Robert Bell, sheriff of Co. Beds. for so much paid by him to John Hobbs and Thomas Robinson in reward for apprehending and convicting two highwaymen, William Wheeler and Matthew Alridge, convicted at the assizes for Co. Beds. 1696–7 Mar. 11. (Money order dated June 23 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 308, Order Book IV, p. 376.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay Isaac Manley 100l. for his extraordinary pains and hazard in setting a guard upon the coasts of Kent and Sussex for prevention of correspondence and passengers to and from France and the conveying of uncustomed and prohibited goods. Money Book XIII, p. 308.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 291l. 7s. 6d. to Mills Granger in full of 1,202l. 2s. 6d. for the charge of the Land Tax Commissions: to be issued out of the 300l. fine paid into the Receipt by Leonard Wessell for lease of the farm in Wike Park ut supra Tr. Cal. XI, p. 326. Disposition Book XIV, p. 26.
Treasury warrant to William Wardour [Clerk of the Pells] to give allowance in his weekly certificates and otherwise, to the respective Tellers of the Exchequer, of such Exchequer Bills as shall be from time to time paid into the Receipt by the several Receivers of the Revenue who shall have duly received same on the Act for the 3s. Aid [8–9 Wm. III c. 6] and the Act for making good the Deficiencies of several Funds [8–9 Wm. III c. 20] [and in accordance with the provisions therein] for answering and cancelling the said Bills: and further hereby to make memorandums in his [the Clerk of the Pells] books and to give the Treasury Lords an account in his weekly certificates what sums he allows and on which Act: and likewise to certify the Treasury the sums that shall from time to time be issued in the said Bills for the service of the war and upon what [money] order or orders the same shall be directed. Disposition Book XIV, p. 27.
June 18. Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10,000l. in Exchequer Bills to Edward, Earl of Orford, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: as imprest: to be paid over to the Victualling Commissioners; to be by them applied as follows viz. 5,000l. for short allowances money due to ships in the line of battle and 5,000l. for the course of the Victualling. Ibid., p. 28.
Same to same to similarly issue 50,000l. in Exchequer Bills to said Treasurer: as imprest: for wear and tear of the Navy: to be applied to the payment of bills in course. (In the margin: July 3, 20,000l. July 7, 30,000l.) Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Clark to procure a warrant to be signed by the Lords Justices, England to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland to pay 2,000l. to the Transports Commissioners 1,000l. thereof for the service of that [the Transfer] Office in general and the other 1,000l. on account of the "imbarcations" to Holland. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 288.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. By a great seal of 1696 June 29 the King granted Alexander Johnstowne an annuity of 300l. for 31 years out of Sir Roger Strickland's forfeited estate in Co. Yorks. Johnstowne has petitioned for a grant of the whole estate for 31 years together with the arrears and mesne profits thereof since the forfeiture. The King has directed such grant on the surrender of said annuity and arrears thereon. I enclose you a constat of the estate. Please enquire into the nature and value thereof and what such grant may be worth. Ibid., p. 289.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to present Benj. Cotton, one of the late chairmen to the Queen, on the next vacancy of a tidesman on fee London port. Ibid.
Same to Serjeant Montague. What will be the most convenient time for you to attend the Treasury Lords' hearing of George Sorocold and George Grigson on their petition for a grant of the Lott and Cope and Barmaster's place of the lead mines in Wirksworth Co. Derby? Ibid., p. 290.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Peter Peterson shewing that the ship Tolmodigheyt of Copenhagen laden with linen cloth of France was seized in Dartmouth port by Mr. Roper and Mr. Stephens and condemned as a perquisite of the Admiralty; that a King's warrant granted Roper and Stephens 500l. clear of all charges out of the proceeds of the ship and declared that petitioner should have his ship on payment of said 500l. which he accordingly paid and set sail from Dartmouth but a storm arising he was forced to put in at Plymouth where the ship and goods were again seized and the officers threaten to sell the ship: therefore praying that if the ship be sold he may have the net product according to the King's warrant. Reference Book VII, p. 222.
June 18. Same to same of the petition of Jona. and Benj. Furley praying a noli prosequi against a parcel of cut whalebone which they imported from Holland to Colchester port and is there seized, they having written to Holland to stop the shipment on the passing of the late Act ut supra p. 199 but the winds proving contrary the mailes did not arrive in time to stop the shipment. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to the information against the ship Etmore frigate belonging to Sir Alexander Rigby and Jos. Cagnoni of London merchants and seized with 14 butts of currants ut supra p. 173, the ship being a prize taken from the French and condemned in the Admiralty and manned all with English and the currants being the product of Zanté and not of the Ottoman Empire and therefore (the said owners aver) importable in such prize ships manned with English and being a point never before controverted; the Customs Commissioners having thereon reported that the importation of all currants is restricted to English shipping or the shipping of the country of growth but in the present case it is only a small part of the lading and taken up by accident at Leghorn and as aliens Customs have been paid they consider that a reasonable satisfaction to the officers who seized will be a sufficient burden on the importers to discourage any practice of the same kind for the future. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 321.