Warrants etc.: January 1697

Pages 351-352

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

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January 1697

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.
Jan. 4. 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.