Warrants etc.: April 1697, 1-10

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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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April 1697, 1-10

Letters Patent, Privy Seals, Royal Sign Manuals and Warrants, Treasury Warrants, Commissions, Orders, Letters, Memorials, Reports and Other Entries: All Not of the Nature of Treasury Minutes.

April 1.
Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay to Charles Trelawney, Esq. (appointed May 2 last to be Captain and Governor of the town of Plymouth and Captain, Governor or Keeper of the Royal Citadel there and of all forts and fortresses there and of St. Nicholas Island and the castles and forts therein during pleasure) the allowance of 56s. a day usually allowed to former Governors and their officers and attendants there out of the Crown revenues of Co. Devon or out of the Customs of Plymouth port or failing that then out of the Exchequer: to be payable monthly or quarterly from May 2 last till further order.
King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 247.
Money warrant for 1,663l. 8s. 0d. to the officers and clerks of the Tally Court in full of their fees for preparing, writing, entering, levying and examining tallies of loan levied and stricken by them for the service of the Crown without fees between Easter, 1695, and Easter, 1696, to wit 15,200 tallies (amounting to 1,520l. at 2s. per tally); and in tallies of pro or assignment on the Excise and Post Office amounting to 651,050l. 14s. 10d. (being 143l. 8s. 0d. at 2s. per 1,000l. on such of the tallies as exceeded 1,000l.): the said officers having been forbidden by Treasury warrant of May, 1670, to take fees on tallies of loan. (Money order dated April 6 hereon).
Money Book XIII, p. 265, Order Book IV, 365.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwaite to procure a warrant to be signed by the King to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces Ireland, to pay 537l. 16s. 8d. to the Commissioners for the Transport Service to make provision for an Hospital ship that is forthwith to be fitted up for the expedition to Newfoundland.
Out Letters (General) XV, p. 204.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the Duchess of Ormonde's house in St. James's Square to seal her goods, she intending soon for Ireland by way of Bristol to Waterford. She is to pay such Duty as ought to be paid.
Ibid. p. 205.
Treasury reference to Mr. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Thomas, to Lord Coningsby, for a reversionary grant of the rectory of Astry [Astley] with mills in Fairesby [Fazeley] and the Priory of Alvecots [Avecote, Great Malvern] and manor of Shuttington, Co. Stafford [Warwick], parcel of the Queen Dowager's jointure and worth about 216l. 3s. 8d. per annum; all in consideration of a grant which the King made to petitioner of the estate of Richard Fagan, late of Felkin, in Ireland, which fell short of the King's gracious intentions by [the amount of] the said [desired] grant.
Reference Book VII, p. 203.
April 1. Treasury reference to Mr. Travers of the petition of Henry, Earl of Romney, shewing that he has a grant during pleasure of the place of Keeper of Greenwich Palace; and for the better discharge of his trust and desiring to dwell there some part of the year he will be obliged to disburse considerably in building out offices, coach houses, &c.; therefore prays a grant "of the said offices and other the premises as his Majesty shall think fit."
Reference Book VII, p. 203.
Same to — Digby, Esq., clerk to the Trustees for sale of Fee Farms, of the petition of Henry Tyson, praying a grant of a quit rent of 100l. per ann. which ought to be paid to the King by the town of Newcastle and several other small quit rents of about 10s. and 20s. per annum in Co. Northumberland "which will amount to about 100l. per annum."
April 2. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 100,000l. to Francis, Earl of Bradford, Cofferer of the Household: as imprest and upon account for the ordinary and extraordinary service of the Household. (Privy Seal dated April 19 hereon). (Money warrant dated April 19 hereon). (Money order dated April 20 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 218, 234. Money Book XIII, p. 268. Order Book IV, p. 35.
Same to same for a same for 50,000l. to Edward Nicholas, Esq., as imprest for or towards the payment of such allowances as the King has established or [shall] appoint for the servants of the late Queen Consort and for other necessary and contingent charges or allowances according to such warrants, establishments or orders as have been or shall from time to time be given under the King's sign manual, or according to such warrants and orders as may be signed from time to time by the Treasury Lords.
King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 220.
Treasury allowance of the 1697 Lady day quarter's salary bill, not detailed, of the Office of Stamped Paper, Vellum, Parchment, &c.: total 1,227l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XIII, p. 263.
Money warrant for 15,435l. to John Knight and Bartholomew Burton for their trouble, charges and expenses in procuring several tallies amounting in the whole to 102,900l. to be discounted into new money for his Majesty's service, being after the rate of 15 per cent. (Money order dated April 3 hereon). Ibid., p. 263. Order Book IV, p. 357.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Andrew, Esq., proposing his securities, detailed, as Receiver of the Duties on Marriages, &c., and of the Duties on Houses for Co. Warwick.
Reference Book VII, p. 202.
Same to same of the like petition of Edward Owen and Thomas Diston as same of same for the city of Coventry.
April 2. Same to Samuel Travers, Esq., Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of William Aldworth, Esq., for extension to 51 years of his present term in Shaw Farm [near Windsor] he having purchased from Widow Lisle and Capt. Horatio Moore, tenant in possession, as the same lay intermixed with his, said Aldworth's estate at Frogmore, he having 51 years to come in his houses and lands at Frogmore, and he having paid to Capt. Moore, 200l. of the 400l. fine which the Treasury Lords remitted on the renewal of said Moore's lease.
Reference Book VII, p. 202.
Same to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded of the petition of Capt. Isaac Townesend praying payment of 27l. 10s. 0d. disbursed by him for sick men on board the King's ships Assurance and Foresight of which he was Commander in their voyages to Virginia.
Ibid., p. 203.
Same to the Attorney-General of the petition of James Satre, clerk, shewing that about three years since he petitioned the King for a grant of some money of his brother then supposed to be in the hands of a merchant of London, his brother being an alien enemy, "all which appears by the Attorney-General's report annexed to a former petition": he therefore prays a Treasury order to the Attorney General to make a grant and "warrant for a noli prosequi for the matters aforesaid."
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay to Jacob Broad, bailiff to the sheriff of Middlesex, all moneys which shall appear to them to be expended by him as arising as follows out of his seizure of the goods and brewing vessels of Thomas Milksop, common brewer, for non payment of Excise, he having sued out a fieri facias and by virtue of the sheriff's warrant thereupon having entered and seized same when they were in possession of the Excise officer, but it appearing that the Justices' warrant under which the Excise officer was in possession was of elder date than the said fieri facias the Excise officer was directed to retain possession; whereupon the said Broad relinquished possession and an action was then brought against the sheriff alleging that the return of the said fieri facias was a false return, upon which a trial was had before Lord Chief Justice Holt, when it appeared that the Excise officer's warrant was about three years old and it was declared that "the same" [the sheriff's warrant] ought not to be allowed to defeat a just execution and thereupon a verdict and judgment was obtained against the sheriff for 97l. debt and damage and as the said Broad gave security to the sheriff on being admitted as bailiff to indemnify the sheriff against all damages to which he should be liable by an act of said Broad as bailiff and by means thereof the burden of said debt lies upon said bailiff he has therefore prayed to be reimbursed and relieved therein. He is therefore hereby to be repaid such sums as have been expended by him in the aforesaid cause and such further sum as will discharge the said verdict and judgment.
Warrants not relating to Money XV, pp. 252–3.
Same to the Surveyor-General of Crown Lands for a particular of a house and garden in St. James's Street in order to a grant thereof in fee to Thomas Freke Esq. on a fine of 100l. and rent of 8l. per an.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on said Freke's petition ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XI, p. 436 for same. The premises are situate on the north part of Mr. Waller's tenement lately burnt and are 51 feet on the east end next St. James's Street, and 52 feet at the west end and 236 feet depth: the house is an old single tenement 18 feet deep consisting of 2 rooms with chambers over them with outhouses. The premises were granted 1672 July 17 by the Trustees of the late Queen Mother to Mr. Harvy and Sir John Cole in trust for the Earl of St. Albans for 23 years from 1691, and a further term of 20 years was added by Charles II in 1674 Sept. 10: by mean conveyance the premises became vested in Thomas Robson who died indebted to petitioner, Freke, who petitions for the reversion with the consent of Robson's widow. The buildings now standing on this ground are very mean and not answerable to the other houses now built in the same street. It will be an advantage to pull them down and erect others. Considering the depth (though there will be no back way out of it as it adjoins the back parts of other houses) I cannot think it worth less than 15s. per foot ground rent, at which rate the reversion is worth 150l. and a 99 years' lease is worth 120l. and a 33 years' lease is worth 80l. reserving a small rent of 6s. 8d.
Warrants not relating to Money XV, pp. 254–5.
April 2. Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Henry Chubb of Eastlow, Co. Cornwal, merchant, of the premises ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XI, p. 431, viz. the tenement and mills in Bucklawren for 99 years terminable on three lives to be nominated by him (on surrender of the lease in being to John Buller, Esq.); and the tenement in West Bonialvey for 99 years terminable on the lives of Eliz. Oxford and of two others to be nominated by him: at the old rents respectively of 35s. and 34s. and fine of 121l. [which is to be allowed as] part of 205l. 13s. 2d. which he has expended on a suit in the Exchequer ut ibid in the Attorney General's name against Walter Conning et al.
(Undated entry of the Treasury Lords subscription of the docquet of this lease: the three lives being the said Henry and his son and daughter, Henry and Edith.) Ibid., pp. 256, 277.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to pass moneys as follows to the accounts of the respective collectors, by tale on their affidavits and upon a certificate from the Warden &c. of the Mint specifying the receipt thereof and the proceeds thereof upon re-coining (over and above the charges of melting and recoining and the difference and deficiency by tale between the hammered money and the new money proceeding therefrom): and the Auditor of Excise is hereby to give allowance of such deficiency in the Excise [Cashier's] account: all by reason that the Excise Commissioners have represented in their memorial of Dec. 18 last the impossibility of complying with the method prescribed by the Act [8–9 Wm. III C. 2] as to their disposing the hammered money received by their collectors by tale before and after 18 Nov., 1696, and before Dec. 3 following and that there was "then" [? in that period] brought into "our" [? the Excise Cashier's] Office the sum of 23,340l. 18s. 8½d. on account of Excise for which they prayed a Treasury warrant for passing same to the respective collectors' accounts according to the tale and on their respective affidavits that the money by them paid was actually received by them on account of Excise by tale and not by weight and that they are the identical moneys and that they made no profit thereby: whereupon a Treasury warrant issued Nov. [sic for Dec.] 21 last ut supra Treasury Calendar Vol. XI, p. 338 directing the carrying same into the Mint to be recoined &c. ut ibid: and the said Commissioners having further represented by their memorial of the 17th inst. that there is remaining of the aforesaid [the] sum of 322l. 13s. 5¾d., and that since the former memorial further sums amounting to 8,191l. 13s. 2¾d. have been similarly brought in for Excise, making together 8,514l. 6s. 8½d. as to which the collectors have made oath as above; and further that there now remains in the hands of the Excise Cashier 5,051l. 9s. 8¼d. [of hammered moneys] received by him on account of Hereditary and Temporary Excise after Nov. 18 last and before Dec. 3 last, whereof 4,808l. 7s. 6d. was between Nov. 9 and Nov. 28 paid to the Orphans Fund in discharge of tallies in course levied in the name of Bartholomew Burton, which the said Orphans Fund have altogether refused to take; and the remaining 249l. 2s. 2¼d. was on Dec. 3 last directed to be paid to Nathaniel Herne merchant in discharge of part of another tally in course levied in the name of Cha. Shales which he has similarly refused to receive: wherefore the said Commissioners have desired a Treasury warrant [as hereby] for allowing the aforesaid 8,514l. 6s. 8½d. in the respective collectors' accounts; and for carrying the same into the Mint to be re-coined and also the said further sums of 243l. 2s. 2¼d. and 4,808l. 7s. 6d.; and when re-coined that the proceeds thereof may be paid and distributed to the respective funds to which they are respectively appropriated; and that they the said Commissioners may not be charged in their accounts with more than the said hammered money shall produce when re-coined and so paid back: all which is hereby to be allowed as above. Ibid. pp. 257–8.
April 2. Treasury approval of the schedule or table of prices for stamped parchment and paper as proposed by the Stamps Commissioners in accordance with the Act of the present session [8–9 Wm. III, c. 7] which added further Duties of 20 per cent. on all parchment and 25 per cent. on all paper.
Appending: said schedule detailing the types of paper (Dutch super royal, Dutch royal, Dutch medium, Dutch demy, Dutch foolscap copy paper, Chancery paper, fine home paper); the various forms of bonds and licenses; and the dimensions of indentures, whole skins, half skins and text, half quarters and writs. Ibid., pp. 260–3.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities detailed of Alexander Stevenson as agent to Col. Eneas Mackay's [Regiment] ut supra, Tr. Cal. Vol. X, p. 1159–1160. Ibid., XIV, p. 487.
Treasury warrant to the Commissioners of Transportation to make up and adjust as follows the accounts of Edward Harle et al owners of the ships Rappahannack Merchant and Susannah, which were lost; and of the owners of the ships Effingham, Releife and Terra Nova Merchant, which were taken by the French in the said ships' voyage from Jamaica to London, viz., for the freight due to them for their monthly service: and in the said accounts to take the affidavits of the masters of the ships as sufficient vouchers for the delivery of such provisions and stores as they have not receipts or other proper vouchers for: to wit: the said owners having in Sept., 1694 contracted to carry soldiers by the head to Jamaica with their provisions and also some ordnance stores and provisions by the ton and were afterwards to be in monthly pay after the rate of 14s. per ton [of the ships' tonnage] a month, if his Majesty's service required it; and in their voyage they were ordered by Capt. Wilmot, their Commodore, to sail to Hispaniola and thence to Jamaica; for which service considerable sums are due for hire: but the masters of the ships have lost several of their papers with their ships; as to all which the Transports Commissioners report that they believe it may be true that two of the ships were lost at sea in their passage home and most of their papers with them and that all or most of the other three masters' papers were taken from them by the officers of the French privateers that took them and there is no other way to discharge their accounts of provisions and stores but by allowing the master's affidavits for such part of their ladings as they cannot otherwise prove delivery of. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 266.
April 2. The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. William Griffith, collector of the port and district of Sligo, has petitioned the Lords Justices, Ireland, concerning his loss of 900l. by the breaking open of his closet in the Custom House at Sligo. You have thereupon reported to the Lords Justices that he was really so robbed and that he is a person of good character and integrity and has suffered great losses by the Irish, and therefore deserves compassion. We intend to represent the matter to the King and until his pleasure be known no proceedings are to be made against the said Griffith. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 179.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Hugh Chudleigh and Serjeant Montague against any grant of the Lott and Cope and Barrmaster's place, being a duty and office arising out of the lead mines in Wirksworth, to Geo. Sorocold and Geo. Grigson, who are petitioners for same. Notice to be given to Serjeant Montague at his house in Lincolns Inn Fields. Caveat Book, p. 47.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill, detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Office for the 1697 Lady day quarter: told 190l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XIII, p. 305.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated 1696–7 Feb. 5, from the Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain, to the Honble. Heneage Montague, Master and Treasurer of the Jewel House, for the delivery to the Earl of Stamford, one of the Lords of the Privy Council, of 150 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from the King at the christening of his child. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 311.
April 3. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. The Navy Victuallers have sent my Lords a pressing letter this morning (on a letter sent to them by Mr. Burchet by order of the Admiralty Lords) for an immediate supply of money to make provision for some [convoy] ships to secure the trade. You are to direct the Navy Treasurer to assign to the Victuallers 10,000l. of the tallies and orders in his hands on the 3s. Aid to enable them presently to raise money for that service. My Lords intend, as soon as the Exchequer Bills are made forth to refund this sum [to the Navy Treasurer] to the head of wages. (The like intimation to the Navy Treasurer). Disposition Book XIII, p. 243.
April 3. Same to Mr. William Burton for an account what moneys are now due and unpaid on the annuities granted on the Lottery Act; and also on those [annuities] payable out of the Excise and out of the late Duties on Tonnage of ships. You are to distinguish the annuities severally. Out Letters (General), XV, p. 205.
Treasury warrant to the Commissioners of Excise and of Arrears of Hearthmoney to discharge Symon Ryall and his estate of the debt due to the Crown from Shadrack Pride, and to charge the said Shadrack's debt on his estate and on that of Hugh Pride; Ryall having in the reign of James II become security for said Shadrack a collector of Hearthmoney whose estates were seized at the King's suit and the Excise Commissioners agreed with Ryall that if he would arrest Shadrack then he [Ryall] and his estate should be discharged and thereupon he arrested him and delivered him to the keeper of Dorchester gaol and Ryall enjoyed his estate until the gaoler of Dorchester suffered Shadrack to escape: on which matter the said Commissioners have reported that since the first issuing of process against Ryall (which was in 1690) he has received no profit of his estate whereby he and his family are reduced to extreme want and that in view of the said promise he so far deserves pity as to have his own estate discharged and the estates of Shadrack Pride and Hugh Pride only charged with the said debt. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 252.
Entry of a Treasury caveat on behalf of Viscountess Iveagh that no grant pass to Lady Dorothy Burk of the forfeited estate of the late Lord [Visct. of] Galway and the now Lord Buffin and [of] other forfeitures on the estate of Clanrickard until said Viscountess be heard. Notice to be given to Mr. Portlock at the Duke of Ormonde's or to Mr. Butler at the Norfolk Coffee House in Duke Street, Lincolns Inn Fields. Caveat Book, p. 47.
April 5. Money warrant for 600l. to Henry Baker Esq. as imprest for Crown law charges. (Money order dated April 10 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 267, Order Book IV, p. 356.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Newsham, proposing his securities, detailed as Receiver General for Co. Warwick and the City of Coventry of all arrears due at Lady Day last on the fourth 4s. Aid. the Duties on Marriages, &c., and the Duties on Houses. Reference Book VII, p. 203.
April 6. Entry of the swearing before the Treasury Lords by Sir John Johnson bart., Peter Floyer, Richard Smith, Hen. Johnson and John Cartlitch, of the oath prescribed by the Act [8–9, Wm. III, c. 8] for the bringing in of wrought plate: on their appointment as Receivers thereof ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XI, p. 437. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 263.
April 7. Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for an allowance of 50l. per an. to Sir Basill Dixwell bart., during his continuance in his office of Lieutenant of the Castle of Dover: to be payable out of the profits of the Manor of Reigate or other the Crown rents in Co. Surrey not appropriated to particular uses by Act of Parliament. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 270.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Thomas Freke of the parcel of land and house thereon in the parish of St. James's ut supra p. 87–8 and of the Crown's title or reversion thereto; to be to him, his heirs &c. for ever as of the manor of East Greenwich in free and common socage at the yearly rent of 6s. 8d.: on payment of a fine of 100l.
Appending: Constat of the premises ut ibid. (According to this constat the premises abutted west on Barkshire House alias Cleveland House and north on the backs of houses lately erected by John Rossington in Park Place and east on the house of Edward Waller Esq., lately burned). Ibid, p. 222.
[?] Establishment under the King's sign manual for his Majesty's Forces on the Rhine: to commence and take place from 1696–7, Jan. 1.
[General Officers] A Major General at 20 guilders a day; one aide de camp 5 guilders; one Brigadier 15 guilders; one Auditor 2 guilders; secretary for himself and his clerk 7 guilders 10 stivers; a chaplain 3 guilders 6 stivers 4d.; a physician 3 guilders; a chirurgeon 2 guilders; an apothecary for the Hospitals 2 guilders; Provost 2 stivers and 4 men at 12d. each; waggons for the 4 battalions during the campaign at 200l. for each Regiment 21 guilders 18 stivers 2d.; contingencies 5 guilders 9 stivers 6d.: or in all 90 guilders 4 stivers 4d. a day or 32,934 guilders 3 stivers per an.
One Regiment of Field and Staff Officers (Colonel 393g. 15st. 0 for 42 days; Lieut.-Col. 131g. 5s.; Major 105g.; Adjutant 42g.; Quartermaster 32g. 16s.; Chaplain 42g.; Chirurgeon 20g.; Drum Major 19g. or in all 785g. 16s.): twelve Companies (each of a captain 150g.; Lieut. 45g.; ensign 40g.; 3 serjeants each 24g.; 3 corporals each 13g. 15st. 2d.; one drummer 12g.; 53 soldiers each 12g. 5s.; 3 servants each 8g.; the pay of each company being 1,033l. 10s. 6d. per 42 days): and one Company of Grenadiers (Captain 150g.; Lieutenant 45g.; Second-Lieutenant 42 g.; 3 serjeants each 24g.; 3 corporals each 13g. 15s., 2d.; 2 drummers each 12g.; 53 soldiers each 12g. 5st.; 3 servants each 8g.: the total pay of said Company being 1,047g. 10st. 6d.): the full total for said Regiment being 123, 716 guilders per an.
Three other Regiments of 13 Companies each [without the Grenadier Company] total for each 123,594 guilders per an. the total charge of the 4 Regiments being 494,498 guilders per an.
For other Troops and uses relating to this service [no details] 432,567 guilder 17 stivers. Total charge of this establishment 960,000 guilders per an. or 96,000l. sterling at 10 guilders to the £. Ibid., pp. 224–5.
April 7. Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to William Aldworth of the office of [Exchequer Court] Auditor of [Crown Land] revenues within the counties of Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby and Chester; and of the like within the counties of Essex, Herts., City of London and Co. Middlesex and within the Counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge and Huntingdon, these [separate] auditorships being vacant by the deaths of Humphry Morrice and John Phelips. The annuities or salaries of 200l. each formerly paid to them are hereby to cease. Ibid. p. 226.
April 7. Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for an annuity or pension of 500l. to Thomas, Lord Raby as a Groom of the Bedchamber, he being on 6th May, 1695, sworn one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber in ordinary by the name of Thomas Wentworth, Esq.: said annuity to commence from 1695 Xmas the time to which it has been already satisfied; and hereon 625l. to be paid forthwith for 1¼ years to Lady day last: to be during pleasure and during his continuance in the said service. Ibid., p. 283.
Same to the Lords Justices Ireland for 500l. to Sir John Hely, Kt., Chief Justice of the King's Bench Ireland, as royal bounty out of the revenue of Ireland: in consideration of his great service and charge as Speaker of the House of Peers there.
The like for 500l. to Robert Rochfort, Esq., as same for the like service as Speaker of the House of Commons. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 180.
April 8. Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a Commission to Sir John Houblon and 58 others detailed for taking subscriptions for enlarging the capital stock of the Bank of England as by the Act [8–9, Wm. III, c. 20] of this session for taking such subscriptions and for raising the Public Credit: the subscription to close by June 24 next: four-fifths of the subscription money to be answered and made good by assigning to the Bank the principal and interest of tallies of loan and orders of repayment [of loans] and tallies of pro or assignment charged on any the funds as in said Act, (such interest to be computed up to April 2 inst); the other fifth to be in Bank Bills or Bank Notes "which have so much money bona fide resting due thereupon as the said one fifth part of the said respective subscriptions shall fully amount unto": all such assignations of tallies or orders to be registered in the Exchequer: duplicate books of the subscriptions to be returned to the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt and the Clerk of the Pells to be there recorded. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 227–32.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities detailed of Edward Owen and Thomas Diston as Receivers General for the City of Coventry from and after March 25 last of the Duties on Marriages &c., and the Duties on Houses. (Treasury Commission of same date to the said Receivers accordingly). Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 265.
The like warrant and commission respectively in the case of Richard Woolaston as same for same Duties in Co. Herts. Ibid., p. 268.
April 9. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,800l. to Visct. Villiers, one of the Plenipotentiaries ut supra Tr. Cal. XI, p. 400, out of a loan to be made by said Lord on credit of the Exchequer in General. Disposition Book XIII, p. 244.
Same to same to issue 200l. to Lord Edward Russell on the order in his name as Treasurer of the Chamber: to be issued out of the 200l. lent by Mr. Bartholomew Burton on credit of the Exchequer in General: and is intended for the charge of the Maundy and his Majesty's charity in this present week. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of the ship St. Francisco Los Animos and her lading of Canary wines as by the petition of Don James Cupillar y Xavier Secretary to the Spanish Ambassador: she being a Spanish ship navigated with master and marines Spaniards and being seized in London port by Luke Singleton and Jonathan Bucknall who alleged that she was French built and taken by the Spaniards; but it being testified on oath that she was Spanish built as is confirmed by English shipwrights on a view of the build of the ship upon the ground; and this ground of seizure being removed the said seizers put forward another pretence, viz., that as they looked upon the Canaries to be part of Africa the importation of such wines in her was contrary to the Act of Navigation; but as to this latter pretence the seizers waived the point when discoursed with by the Customs Commissioners, who inform the Treasury Lords that they are informed by the abovesaid Spanish Secretary that the said Islands are annexed to and dependent upon the Province of Castile and are always in Spain accounted a part thereof; and further the Commissioners inform that Spanish ships manned with Spaniards have always hitherto uninterruptedly been admitted to import wines from the Canaries. (Followed by: Treasury warrant to the Attorney-General to enter a noli prosequi to the information exhibited in the Exchequer against the said ship and goods). Out Letters (C.) XIII, p. 338.
Treasury reference to William Blathwaite of Mr. Hill's bill of incidents for the [Army] Pay Office in Flanders for the year 1696, amounting to 4,894 florins 18½ stivers. Reference Book VII, p. 204.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of William Arthur, gent, for a reversion of certain tithes in 'Becely' Feilds, Co. Oxford, at the improved rent of 1l. 5s. 0d., and of a house called the 'Cornish Cough,' in the city of Oxford, for 31 years at the rent of 1l. 8s. 0d. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the [Principal] Commissioners for Prizes to constitute John Pye as agent for prizes in the port of Newcastle-uponTyne, loco John Eden, deceased: to be rewarded according to the merit for his services, without standing salary. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 282.
April 10. Same to the Receiver of Prizes to pay 50l. to George Oxenden Dr. of Laws, for half a year to 1697 Lady day on his fee or allowance as Judge of the Court of Admiralty of the Cinque Ports. Money Book XIII, p. 267.
April 10. Same to the Auditors [of Imprests] to give allowance of 2,030l. as follows to Charles Bertie in his account as Treasurer of the Ordnance being for discount of tallies, viz.:
1950l. paid for advance of money on 7,500l. tallies on the 3s. Aid (ranking on the register after 1,200,000l. on said Aid) being at 26 per cent.; for the payment of 2 imprests one for 5,000l. to Edward Gibbon, the other for 500l. [sic ? 2,500] to Charles Cheltenham, both dated with the order of the Board, 2 March, 1696–7.
80l. paid for the advance of money on 500l. tallies on the Exchequer in General transferable to the next Aids, being at 16 per cent.; pursuant to an order of the Board of 6 March, 1696–7. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Mris. Eleanor Needham alias South (as part of 225l. for three quarters to 1697 Lady Day on her Lottery pension, see Tr. Cal. XI. p. 437) the 70l. 9s. 4d. remaining in the Exchequer for rent of the Lotteries farm. Disposition Book XIII, p. 244.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay as follows the 3,000l. which your Lordship is to borrow on security of the tallies and orders in your hands on the 3s. Aid,: viz.
to Col. Gibson on account of arrears of pay to his Regiment now going to Newfoundland 2000
to ditto more on account of contingencies 250
to the Commissioners of Transports to enable them to send the recruits now going for Flanders 750
Ibid., p. 245.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports. Richard Gotley was part owner of 4 ships which were employed in the transport service for the reducing of Ireland, viz., the John, Edm. Watts master, Francis and Mary, William Nicholls master, Bristol, William Edwards master, and the John, Roger Holland master. He informs my Lords he cannot receive from you debentures for the freight remaining due for such service by reason he cannot produce the printed 'Lert' [certificate] formerly given out for the freight of said ships, the same being lost. You are to make forth debentures for the said freight according to the directions of the Act of Parliament on his making solemn affirmation that the same are lost or mislaid and that neither he, his agents nor any person from him hath at any time sold or otherwise [disposed] of the said 'Lert' or any of them. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 208.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the scite of the late Priory of Alvecot [Avecote] and manor of Shuttington with the woods three in Cos Stafford and Warwick and of the Rectory of Anstry [Astley] and water mills in Fayresley [Fazeley, Co. Warwick], in order to a grant thereof to Thomas, Lord Coningsby for ever in consideration of good and faithful services and by way of reprisal for what he fell short in the value designed by the King in the grant to him of the forfeited estates late of Richard Fagan and — Plunkett in Ireland.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on said Coningsby's petition for same. The scite of the Priory &c. was rated at 96l. 3s. 8d., and the Rectory, &c., at 120l. (or in all 216l. 3s. 8d. per an.) by Sir Charles Harbord in the ratal of the present Queen Dowager's jointure. The reversion of the rents is worth 11 years' purchase or 2,378l. The improvement is 325l. per an. above the rents, the reversion whereof is worth 5 years' purchase or 1,625l. I rate the total reversion therefore at 4,003l. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 264.