Warrants etc.: August 1697, 11-20

Pages 288-299

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

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August 1697, 11-20

August 11. Treasury warrant to the Auditors of Imprests to allow 40l. to Mr. Seymour, Clerk of the Hanaper, for the expense of passing his account of the Hanaper.
Prefixing: Auditor Done's certificate that said account is delivered in for the year ended 1696 Sept. 29. Money Book XIII, p. 356.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 20,836l. 10s. 5½d. in Exchequer Bills to Edward, Earl of Orford, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: as imprest: to complete 1,200,000l. appropriated to sea services of the Navy and Ordnance out of the 3s. Aid and also [will complete the issue of] the 1,500,000l. Exchequer Bills authorised by the said Act. The present sum is to be applied as follows viz.
£ s. d.
for wear and tear of the Navy, being intended for Mr. Taylour in further part of his contract for hemp 2500
for wages to seamen 18336 10
£20836 10
Disposition Book XIV, p. 75.
Same to same to issue 89390l. to same in like Bills as follows viz.
for wear and tear 1,090l. which with 1l. 6s. 3½d. out of any disposeable money in the Receipt is to complete 1,091l. 6s. 3½d. payable to Mr. Fitch on account of building the new docks at Portsmouth according to an award made by Mr. Thompson 1090
to the Victuallers of the Navy for the Victualling Course 15000
to ditto for imprests 5000
to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, for 2 weeks' subsistence of the Forces in England to Aug. 28 inst 13000
to ditto to discharge bills of exchange drawn by Mr. Hill on account of subsistence to the Forces in Flanders viz. 1,000l. in the hands of Edward Brown; 800l. in the hands of Leuis Dorpere; 1,000l. in the hands of Robert Rigdon 2800
to ditto for subsistence in England and is to reimburse the money furnished by Mr. Hendley, Mr. Cox and others for soldiers' subsistence at Bristol and Southwark 2500
to the Treasurer and Paymaster of the Office of Ordnance for sea services of said Office 30000
to ditto for land services of said Office 20000
Ibid., p. 76.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Romney [Master of the Ordnance] to direct payment (out of the 50,000l. directed as above for the Ordnance Office) of 20,000l. to the East India Company to discharge the debt owing to them for powder bought in Holland: same to be placed to the account of the land services and sea services [of the Ordnance] respectively in the usual proportions. Ibid., p. 77.
August 11. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Davies (assistant to the surveyor of the warehouse London port) as surveyor thereof loco Benj. Clarke deceased.
Jno. Tillotson as assistant to the Surveyor of the said warehouse (loco said Davies); he having been an additional assistant or clerk to the Surveyor.
Phillip Parsons to be additional clerk to the said Surveyor loco said Tillotson.
Nicho Wanley and Phillip White as landwaiters London port with distinct deputations ut supra p. 98; Thomas Cullum, one of the landwaiters, being lately deceased.
Richard Buckridge as collector of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty and of the [Plantation] Duties under 25 Car. II [c. 7] at Antigua loco Samuell Horne deceased.
Jno. Sharpe as one of the waiters of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty at Bridgetown, Barbados, loco Samuel Cox preferred to be searcher there.
Anthony Wilkinson as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Cha. Kitchingman deceased.
Samuell Cox (one of the waiters of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty at Bridgetown, Barbados) as searcher thereof there loco William Buckley deceased.
Rowland Olive to be established as a riding surveyor at East Guildford near Rye harbour with the usual salary of 60l. per an. and 30l. per an. for a servant and horse. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 364, 365, 366, 367.
Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of John Bowles shewing that he contracted with them [the Treasury Lords] to re-admeasure all ships at his own cost and charge, my Lords only allowing a fourth part of what should be saved to his Majesty thereby; and that he did proceed to re-admeasure the said ships; in which he made appear that the sum of 28,541l. 12s. 8d. ought to be saved to his Majesty [on the hire thereof]; and upon payment of some of those ships the sum of 2,526l. 11s. 3d. was actually stopped; further that he hath expended 1,922l. 10s. 0d. in this service: therefore praying that said 2,526l. 11s. 3d. may be paid to him out of tallies in the Navy Treasurer's hands. Reference Book VII, p. 230.
Same to same of the petition of Katha[rine] Harman, on behalf of herself and others, shewing that they have each a debt due to them for stores &c. delivered to the Navy by bills signed by the Navy Board amounting [in all] to 4,728l. 15s. 7½d.: therefore praying payment of same out of tallies in the Navy Treasurer's hands on the salt Duty or New Impositions. Ibid., p. 232.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Thomas Neale Esq. and Michaell Thompson gent. of coal mines in Co. Durham ut supra pp. 186–7 at the rent of 1l. 6s. 8d. per an. and a sixth part of the clear yearly profit.
Followed by undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 368b.
August 11. Same to same for a same to Peter Knight, yeoman, of a tenement ut supra Treasury Calendar, Vol. XI. pp. 272–3 being a tenement in Nether Treveria in the Duchy of Cornwall for 99 years terminable on 2 lives in reversion of the life of John Hoskins remaining in the existing lease; at the rent of 6l. 10s. 0d. without increase and 3l. for a heriot and 3l. for a farlieve on every alienation or assignment and fine of 24l. and 7l. for buying off the increased rent payable for the life in being and 3l. for a heriot and 9l. for 3 parlieves or 43l. in all.
Appending: undated docquet entry of this lease the new lives being Peter Knight and Grace Best. Ibid., pp. 369, 396.
August 12. Same to Edward Nicholas to pay 1,510l. 13s. 4d. to poor pensioners detailed, as royal bounty. This list displays considerable variations from that in Tr. Cal. XI, pp. 377–8, X, p. 1271.
£ s. d.
Alice King 75
Dame Katherine Dallyson, Williamina Bunce, Dame Sarah Newcomen, William Conyers, Ann Fitzharrey, Ellen Carlisle, Mary Clinton, Mary Stedman 50l. each 400
Mary Bedford 20
Edward Tyringham, Margret Whittle 40l. each 80
Mary Simpson 60
Martha Simpson, Barbara Roche, Mary Mitchell, Martha Frances 30l. each 120
Ann Goodman 25
Isabella Gwillims, Margaret Morrison, Rabsey Smithsby, Eliz. Reynolds, Mary Watson, Ann Disney and her sister, Ursula Church, Dame Lunsford, Mary Bocock, Joyce Greeting, Katherine Ironmonger, John Lee, Mary Nevill, Sophia Nevill, Eleanor Ross, Susanna Woodward, 20l. each 320
Martha Bastin 18
Eleanor Pendrill 16 13 4
Hester D' Civill, Ellen Prideaux, Martin Carbonnell, Mary Brincknell, 15l. each 60
Thomas Frye, Thomas Gummins, William Bawham, Ann Head, Jone Mills, Katherine Roberts, Jone Launce, Susanne Clark, Richard Jennings, Dame Eliz. Lenthall, Eliz. Richards, Eliz. Loup, Bevis Gough, Eliz. Madge, Geo. Holder, Ann Silver, Richard Yates, Mary Leech, Katherina Tessin, Job Atkins, William Disney, Ann Hartwell, Sarah Ryle, Margret Marshall, Magret Jolliffe, Eliz. Churchill Ann Mansell and her sister, 10l. each 250
John Stevens 6
Magdalen Thomas, Mary Webster, Ann Moody, Alice Shipton, 5l. each 20
Hester Walker, Mabella Cooper, 10l. each 20
£1510 13 4
Money Book XIII, p. 357.
August 12. Money warrant for 60l. to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster for one year to June 24 last on the annuity for the French Ministers in the Savoy. Money Book XIII, p. 358.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of the rent of Hackney Coaches) 50l. to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, to be paid over to Capt. Thomas Hart, in part of 162l. 7s. 0d. for his arrears as late Captain in the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. (Same to said Earl to so pay same). Disposition Book XIV, p. 78.
Treasury warrant to same to issue 50,000l. in Exchequer Bills to said Earl, on the unsatisfied order in his name for the Forces; as imprest for the subsistence of the Army in Flanders. (In the margin: [paid Aug.] 20, 40,000l.: [Aug.] 27, 10,000l.) Ibid., p. 79.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Hannah Goobet for payment of the money due to her husband as a captain in Col. Ingoldsby's Regiment. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 326.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send a Customs officer to the Earl of Bellomont's lodgings in Dover Street to seal his goods in order to their transport to New England. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners enclosing the petition [missing] of John Dawes, bridle cutter and leather dresser setting forth that he was concerned in the proposals for laying a Duty on leather; and praying a place as a General Surveyor or General Rider for the said Duty. My Lords recommend him for employment. Ibid., p. 327.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Major Edward Nott for payment of his proportion here [in England] of the subsistence lately ordered for the Regiment in the West Indies, whereof he is Major; and also the arrears due to him on his pay and subsistence from 1693 April 1 to 1695 May 1. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of several poor housekeepers of the City and Liberty of Westminster praying relief of the poor quarterly pensioners who are in their [the said housekeepers'] debt. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lieut. Col. Bristow praying payment of 150l. 15s. 6d. due to him as Capt. in the Regiment of Guards to balance his account for the year 1692. Ibid., p. 328.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the inhabitants of Carlisle for clearing the subsistence due to a Company of Sir John Jacob's Regiment quartered there to January 1 last, Ibid., p. 329.
August 12. Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. James Norton for payment of the subsistence and arrears due to him for near 5 years' service in the West Indies as a Captain in Col. Godfrey Lloyd's Regiment and that he may be subsisted as a Reformed Captain until he be otherwise provided for. Ibid., p. 333.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the wives and other relations of the seamen lately belonging to his Majesty's hired ship the Muscovia Merchant: praying payment of the wages due to them. Ibid., p. 327.
Same to same. My Lords have been made acquainted with yours of the 7th inst. touching a credit to be given to the [Forestry] Agents going to New England for what money shall be wanting for procuring the specimens of naval stores which which are to be provided there "and sent to New England" [sic for sent to England]. You are to give them such credit there as you think requisite: on their drawing bills on you for what they shall so take up my Lords intend to furnish money for paying the said bills. Ibid., p. 328.
Same to Mr. Butler. Send my Lords the truest account or estimate you can of the arrears at this time owing to the King on the revenue of First Fruits and Tenths. Ibid.
Same to the Agents [for Taxes] to write to the several Receivers General of Taxes in England and Wales to transmit weekly accounts to you of the Exchequer Bills which they receive [for such taxes] on those funds whereon they are to be cancelled: which accounts you are to lay before my Lords from time to time. Ibid., p. 329.
Same to John Povey to report on the enclosed petition of Col. Christopher Codrington, Governor of the Leeward Isles, for passing his accounts of moneys received and paid in the West Indies; in order to his obtaining a quietus. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Postmasters General of the petition of Ralph Blackhall shewing that he is Collector of the Penny Post for near 18 miles circumference in city and country at the salary of 55l. per an. out of which he pays 8l. per an. taxes and hath neither house rent, firing nor perquisites as his predecessor had: therefore praying that his salary be made 100l. per an. or that he may enjoy the perquisites as his predecessor did. Reference Book VII, p. 231.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Mason gent., Receiver General for the third and fourth 4s. Aids [for Co. Cambridge], praying that overpayments 213l. 12s. 9d. and 1,193l. 19s. 2½d. on the said Aids respectively may be transferred to his account of the 3s. Aid. Ibid.
Same to Philip Ryley of the petition of the keepers, woodwards and rangers of Waltham Forest shewing that for above 5 years past they have received no wages; therefore praying payment in view of their necessitous condition. Ibid.
August 12. Treasury reference to Isaac Newton, Warden of the Mint, of the petition of Frances Moor gent shewing that William Hawkins of London was executed for counterfeiting and petitioner has been at expense in finding out his forfeited estate of considerable value: therefore praying power from the Treasury to receive and recover same. Reference Book VII, p. 231.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Edward Foxen of Toddington Co. Beds., yeoman, shewing that with one John Olney he was collector of the fourth 4s. Aid for Toddington parish, that Olney received all the money and is gone off with the same and petitioner is put into gaol for it; therefore praying release in consideration of his having faithfully answered the collection of the second and third 4s. Aid and not meddling with the money of the said fourth Aid "not knowing or intending to engage in that receipt with the said Olney." Ibid.
Report to the Lords Justices, England, from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Benj. Montjoy and Seth Loftus concerning the estate of Arthur Mangey who was executed at York for coining. We have referred same to Henry Baker, our solicitor, and we submit his report [missing] thereon herewith. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 370.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland. Arthur French and his son in law James Farrell have petitioned us shewing that from a report of Lord Capel, late Lord Deputy, it appears that said French was Mayor of Galway when [the town] surrendered to the King and did obtain from General Ginkle an assurance to free his estate and the estates of his wife's orphans (of whom the said Farrell is one) from forfeiture and that they obtained a royal letter to the chief Governor of Ireland that they should not be put out or molested in the quiet enjoyment thereof until the King's determination of the whole matter. Please direct that no part of the said estates be passed to any person until the King's pleasure be further known herein. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 243.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Godfrey Richards, late purveyor of the Train of Artillery in Ireland, shewing that 4,892l. 4s. 11½d. is due to him upon the balance of his accounts and praying payment thereof out of the revenue, Ireland, or by way of rents of several forfeited estates rented by him. Ibid., p. 244.
August 13. William Lowndes to the Paymaster of the Works to issue the 500l. malt tickets ut supra p. 250 as follows viz. 100l. to Lord Fitz Harding for 2 years' repairs of the Mall in St. James's Park to June 24 last; and 400l. to Mr. London on account for repairs and alterations to the Privy Garden at Whitehall. Disposition Book XIV, p. 78.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 57,591l. 0s. 4d. 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.
£ s. d.
for subsistence [of the Forces] in Flanders being intended to answer several of Mr. Hill's bills payable to Mr. Medina 9950
for ditto, being to answer like bills payable to Mr. Bateman 10000
for ditto, to answer like bills payable to Sir Henry Furnace and Sir Theodore Jansen 10000
for Mr. Stratford for last year's arrears to the Duke of Holstein and half the advance for this year 9375
for subsistence [of the Forces] in Flanders being to answer a bill of Mr. Hill's payable to Abraham Houblon with interest at 6 per cent from May 12 last, the time same became due, to this day 8442 2 11
for Mr. Clark on account of contingencies in attending the General Officers for 2 years (in the margin: unsatisfied 1l. 0s. 4d.). 327 11 9
for subsistence [of the Forces] in Flanders and is to complete 38,633l. 5s. 8d. upon Mr. Hill's bills payable to Monsieur Schuylenberg and in the hands of Mr. Eyles 9333 5 8
for Jasper English on several contingent [Army contingency] warrants for fire, candle and other necessaries for the Guards at Hampton Court 163
£57591 0 4
Ibid., p. 80.
August 13. William Lowndes to same to issue 919l. 11s. 10d. to Mr. Packer for necessaries furnished at the Receipt: to be issued out of loans in the name of Bartholomew Burton on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to same to issue in Exchequer Bills 50,000l. to the Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer and 50,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the like order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: both sums being intended to be by them delivered to the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills to be applied by them to satisfy to the several subscribers to the contract for exchanging the said Bills the money they are to pay for the first fourth part of their respective subscriptions: and the said sums are to be refunded to the Navy Treasurer and the Paymaster of the Forces respectively either in money or [Exchequer] Bills by the said Trustees when they shall have received all the payments from the subscribers "upon the said new subscriptions." Ibid., p. 81.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make out a bill according to the method of the Navy Office for allowing to the Navy Treasurer the sum of 8,281l. 10s. 0d. by him paid for the discount of tallies as follows; taking care that the same be placed on the proper heads in the Navy Accounts: viz.
tallies for 35,000l. issued for the Yards. discount.
£ s. d.
on wines and vinegar 7700l. at 19¼ per cent. 1482 5 0
ditto 10400l. at 20¼ " 2106
ditto 15400l. at 21¼ " 3272 10 0
ditto 1500l. at 22¼ " 333 15 0
tallies for 2,000l. issued for the Yards.
on the 3s. Aid 1000l. at 32¼ " 322 10 0
ditto 1000l. at 33¼ " 332 10 0
tallies for 7,200l. part of 200,000l. issued for Recalls.
on wines and vinegar 7200l. at 6 per cent. 432
£8281 10 0
Disposition Book XIV, p. 84.
August 13. William Lowndes to Mr. Yard to insert in next Monday's Gazette an advertisement, detailed, calling on the contractors to the second contract for circulating Exchequer Bills to pay on the 20th inst. to the Trustees the first instalment thereon being one full fourth part of their subscriptions. (The like notice to the Auditor of the Receipt). Out Letters (General) XV, p. 330.
Same to the Attorney General to report his opinion on the following case: viz.
"A Receiver of Excise in the country having in his hand new moneys or guineas of the Duties of Excise, which are appropriated by the various relative Acts of Parliament] under penalties in case of being diverted, doth pay the same in the country to a merchant or his correspondent and takes from him a bill [of exchange] payable in new money or guineas to the Commissioners of Excise on the Receiver's account; and then the merchant tenders Exchequer Bills for his money to the Commissioners of Excise or to their cashier, which are accepted in payment for the money and are brought into the Exchequer for the payment of loans and are to be answered in new money or guineas to the lenders by the [Exchequer Bill] Trustees in that behalf; Query: whether this practice be lawful in the Excise or in any other aid or revenue which is appropriated. Ibid., p. 331.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to procure the King's signature to a warrant (prepared pursuant to his Majesty's command before his departure for Holland) for an annuity of 250l. to Lady Ann St. George out of the Navy Office instead of out of the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to notify the Tellers of the Receipt to make out and transmit to my Lords a new list of the Malt Lottery tickets remaining in their hands after the time of drawing and to express therein the course of payment each ticket is to have by the drawing of the indices; and where any ticket has a benefit by the printed list of the drawing the benefit is to be expressed against the number of the ticket. Ibid., p. 332.
August 13. Same to the Earl of Orford for a like return of the like tickets remaining in your hands. (The like letters respectively to the Earl of Ranelagh [as Paymaster of the Forces]; Mr. Bertie [as Treasurer of the Ordnance]; Mr. Fox [as one of the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland]; the Transports Commissioners; Mr. Povey as Treasurer to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded; the Treasurer of the Chamber; Mr. Nicholas [as Paymaster of the late Queen's servants &c.]; the Master of the Horse). Ibid.
August 16. (August 26. new style) Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated "at our Court at Dieren" to the Admiralty Lords to pay to Dame Ann St. George from Lady day last the annuity or pension of 250l.: out of the ordinary charge of the Navy: during pleasure: being the pension granted by Charles II 1665 Aug. 28 to Ann Lawson now wife of Sir Thomas St. George Kt., Garter Principal King-at-Arms, in consideration of the services of her father Sir John Lawson Kt.: the said pension being now considerably in arrear at the Exchequer and she having prayed that same may be transferred to the ordinary charge of the Navy. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 423.
August 17. R. P[owys] (in the absence of Mr. Lowndes) to the Earl of Ranelagh to put 120,000l. of salt tallies and orders (which have been issued to you for the Forces) into the hands of the Dutch Ambassador as a credit for raising money in Holland for the service of the Forces in Flanders, taking the Ambassador's receipt for same: all pursuant to the King's pleasure as by Mr. Blathwaite's letter of the 19th inst.: and further to put into the said Ambassador's hands 10,000l. of the tallies and orders in your hands on the 3s. Aid as a credit for raising money for the Forces on the Rhine, taking his acquittance for same in like manner. (In the margin: revoked: see infra p. 303. Disposition Book XIV, p. 81.
Same to same. There was 100,000l. in Malt Lottery tickets deposited in your hands designed as a security for 1,000,000 guilders which the King is borrowing of the States General, which security is now given by depositing in the hands of the Dutch Ambassador 120,000l. of salt tallies. Please reserve the said 100,000l. Lottery tickets for the supply of subsistence for the Forces in Flanders. Ibid., p. 82.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 5,000l. 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 towards discharging bills drawn by the Count de Frize for the service of the Forces on the Rhine. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 20,000l. in like Bills to the Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: as imprest: to be paid over to the Victualling Commissioners, to be by them applied as follows viz. 15,000l. for the [Victualling] course and 5,000l. for imprests. Ibid., p. 83.
William Lowndes to Mr. Hen. Shales to hear what Mr. Richard Howson has to allege concerning the receipts of the King's [Crown Land] revenue in Cos. York, Durham and Northumberland; and to discourse Mr. Aldworth about the same; and thereupon to inform my Lords how those rents are received and how accounted for. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 333.
August 17. Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Weston, Daniell Bamford and Edward Richardson, brewers, shewing that having business out of town, during which time a double Duty was demanded for nonpayment of Excise on Tuesday 10th August 1697 "which would reduce each of your petitioner's Duty to a month's arrear, allowed by the Commissioners of Excise" and that they severally gave orders to their clerks to make timely payment but the said clerks neglected to tender it till next morning: therefore praying relief. Reference Book VII, p. 232.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Philemon Coddan shewing that being empowered by the King's commission to seize enemies' goods he repaired to Brest in France and there seized the ship St. James and by force brought her thence with her lading and condemned her as prize, upon which the King granted him the said ship and goods, he paying customs which amount to 700l.: but the Customs Commissioners upon some malicious and false accusation as if the seizure of the ship was not real have put a stop to the delivery of the ship and paper and insist on a fine of 100l. to the King from petitioner on pretence of judgment obtained against him: therefore praying delivery of the ship and paper and discharge of the said fine. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Robert Quarry shewing that he bought 12 casks of sugar in Maryland which were part of the King's fifths of a prize brought in there and condemned in the High Court of Admiralty in that Province; that he loaded said sugar in Feb. 1694–5 and consigned it to his correspondent at Bristol; notwithstanding which the Customs officers at Bristol finding some of the casks to be of foreign make seized "the same" as French sugars and condemned the same in the Exchequer for want of a claim occasioned by petitioner's absence: therefore praying satisfaction for the said 12 casks of sugar which were publicly sold at Bristol by the candle for above 100l. Ibid., p. 233.
Same to same of the petition of Henry Smith shewing having 60l. which he was to dispose of in London be lodged it in the hands of Alderman Allen of Chester till his return from Ireland, but his business calling him to Ireland and the ship Rachell being ready to sail at Holyhead he sent 57l. 16s. 0d. of the said money on board but afterwards hearing that privateers lay in those coasts he applied to Capt. James Prescott of Liverpool and agreed with him for a bill for same payable to petitioner in London and going on board to bring the money ashore he was followed by the Customs officers in Liverpool who seized the money: therefore praying to have same returned to him. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Arthur Shallett shewing that rather than stand trial with the Excise Commissioners he paid 8,260l. 4s. 1½d. in new money which ought to have been paid in old money by tale at 5s. 8d. per ounce whereby he is damnified 728l. 13s. 6d.: therefore praying directions to the said Commissioners to make same good to him. Ibid., p. 234.
August 19. The Treasury Lords to the Attorney General to use all lawful means to vacate or quash the inquisitions had under the commission to John Cheale et al for inquiry into derelict lands in Co. Sussex under colour whereof divers lands, being the ancient propriety of several gentlemen and others there, were seized into the King's hands "which commission, we are well informed, is likely to prove more of the trouble and vexation to his Majesty's subjects than of any real benefit or advantage to the Crown." Out Letters (General) XV, p. 333.
August 20. Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10,000l. in Exchequer Bills to Thomas Neale, Master and Worker of his Majesty's Mints: as imprest: to be applied towards satisfying the allowance of 5s. 4d. an ounce for all hammered silver moneys brought into any of the Mints to be recoined at any time between 1696 Nov. 4 and 1697 July 1 according to the directions of the Act of Parliament 8–9 Wm. III c. 8. Disposition Book XIV, p. 83.