|1696–7. Jan. 2.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing copy
of the Order of the King in Council upon the propositions of erecting
Admiralty Courts in the Plantations [which are] under distinct
proprietors: said copy having been transmitted from the Council
of Trade with desire that the Customs Commissioners attend the
King in Council Jan. 7 next at the hearing of the Proprietors as to
that matter. You are to attend as requested and to come prepared
with such defences upon that subject as you shall see expedient.
Out Letters (General) XV, p. 176.
Royal warrant under the King's sign manual to the [Principal]
Commissioners for Prizes to allow and pay to the commanders and
seamen of the pacquet boats who took the three prizes as follow
such a proportion out of the profits arising thereby as is allowed to
the captains and seamen of the men of war for prizes taken and
brought in by them; and that the Crown's remainder of the said
profits be paid over to Stephen Lilly, Receiver General of the Post
Office, to be by him applied towards defraying the charge of the
said pacquet boats under direction of the Postmasters General;
there being at present a great arrear due upon that account occasioned
by the new coining the money: it appearing from the representation
of the said Postmasters that the pacquet boats betwixt Falmouth
and the Groyne have during the war taken several prizes but the
commanders and seamen have had very little consideration out of
the profits thereof: and there are at this time three ships brought
in as prize by them. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 151.
Treasury warrant to Sir Robert Cotton Kt. and Thomas Frankland Esq., Postmasters General, to pay 132l. to Judith Pascall
wife of John Pascall late commander of the Barbarabella pacquet
boat: they having reported the truth of her allegations ut supra
Tr. Cal. XI, p. 332; but that as for his losses on board, such allowances being not made to other captains in the like cases, it may be
of ill precedent to pay her what she desires upon that account.
Money Book XIII, p. 233.
Treasury allowance of the 1696 Xmas quarter's salary bill, detailed,
of the Stamp Office: total 1,227l. 10s. 0d. Ibid., p. 234.
The like of same quarter's incidents bill, detailed, of said Office:
total 1,395l. 14s. 3½d. Ibid.
Money warrant for 80l. to William Weckett and John Hurst; 75l.
thereof to Weckett for 1696 Xmas quarter on the allowance of 300l.
per an. for salary for his attendance and for disbursements for firing
and candle for the Treasury Office: and the remaining 5l. to said
Hurst for same quarter for his extraordinary pains in carrying letters
upon several occasions [for the Treasury]. (Money order dated
Jan. 5 hereon). Ibid., p. 235, Order Book IV, p. 340.
Treasury warrant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay
37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for same quarter for making a
particular account of the Customs &c. Money Book XIII, p. 235.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to the Treasury Lords (Sir Stephen
Fox, Kt., Charles Montague Esq. Chancellor of the Exchequer,
John Smith Esq. and Sir Thomas Littleton bart.) for same quarter's
salaries. (Money order dated Jan. 5 hereon). Ibid., p. 236, Order
Book IV, p. 341.