Warrants etc.: January 1699, 1-15

Pages 233-240

Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 14, 1698-1699. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1934.

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January 1699, 1-15

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.
Jan. 2. Money order for 200l. to Christopher Montague, Auditor of the Receipt, for one year to 1698 Xmas on his allowance for extraordinary service performed in his Office. Order Book V, p. 38.
Jan. 3. Treasury warrant dormant to Tho. Brougham, Receiver General of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages &c. for Cos. Cumberland and Westmorland, to pay the salary of 70l. per an. to Francis Child as Surveyor of the said Duties [for said counties]: as from 1698 Lady day. Money Book XIV, p. 175.
Treasury warrant to same to pay 50l. 10s. 0d. to John Henings for three quarters 1697 Xmas to 1698 Michaelmas as Surveyor of said Duties in said Counties of Cumberland and Westmorland. Ibid., p. 274.
Money warrant for 20l. to Robert Yates, clerk, for the charges of his transportation to Virginia whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Jan. 3 hereon). Ibid., p. 277. Order Book V, p. 39.
Treasury approval of the salary bill, detailed, of the Stamp Office for 1698 Xmas quarter: (total 1,450l.). Money Book XIV, p. 278.
The like of the incidents bill, detailed, of said Office from 1698 June 28 to Nov. 1: (total 2,015l. 4s. 5¼d.) Ibid., p. 279.
Money warrant for 16l. 4s. 10½d. to Sir Richard Temple for half a year to 1698 June 24 on several orders for 10l. per an. each (together with the benefit of survivorship) during the lives of Purbeck, Henry and Arthur Temple sons of the said Sir Richard, the same having been forfeited and divided among the rest of the contributors to the survivorship by reason the said half-yearly payment was not demanded nor the proper certificates produced to entitle him to the benefit thereof during the time limited by the Act; but it having been made appear that the nominees upon the said orders were then and are still living and moreover that there is a particular hardship in this case. Ibid., p. 280.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Rymer for 1698 Xmas quarter's fee or salary as Historiographer Royal. Ibid., p. 281.
Same for 25l. to Nahum Tate for same quarter as Poet Laureate. Ibid.
Jan. 3. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Norton Hayward (one of the preferable list of extraordinary tidesmen London port) as a tidesman in the inferior list loco Thomas Dixon dismissed.
John Lloyd (a landwaiter in Liverpool port) to be established at Ruthland [Rhuddlan] in Co. Flint within the districts of the port of Chester. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 6, 7.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords about embezzlements out of the St. Peter prize, informed of by Richard Bovett against John Underdown, a Customs officer, and Captain Caldwell of the King's ship Anglesea and Cap. Cross of the Dover. From our examination it appears that Samuel Winslow, a midshipman in the Anglesea, saw 17 or 18 bales of lace taken out of the said prize, 15 thereof were put on board the Anglesea and 14 more of same on the Dover; that Winslow by Caldwell's order brought the said prize ship into Plymouth within two days and gave an account of the above to the Prizes Commissioners 19 months ago; that Underdown (on the information of Richard Bayly, carpenter of the Anglesea) seized what he could find of said goods on the Anglesea; that the sum which ought to have been divided among the seamen for so much of the said prize as was delivered to the Prize Office was 1713l. 12s. 3d. but out of same there was 650l. stopped by order of the Prizes Commissioners: that it does not appear what became of the bales taken by Capt. Cross on board the Dover, but one bale thereof was carried to Capt. St. Loe's house by Henry Bayly one of Capt. Cross's boat's crew. The goods so taken out by the two captains were valued by the Escrivain of the prize ship at 18,000l. and the whole cargo at 40,000l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 147–8.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to constitute Deane Monteage as Accomptant General of the Revenues of Excise on beer, ale and other liquors and also of the Duties on salt, malt, and leather, with the salary of 250l. for himself and 160l. for 2 clerks: all by the reason that the business is very much increased by the Additional Duties on beer and ale and by the Duties on salt, malt and leather and by the several appropriations the business of the Comptroller's Office is too much for him to manage and [at the same time] to make up the General Account of the [Excise] Revenue: and the Excise Commissioners thinking it not fit that the Comptroller should make up such General Account but that a General Accountant be appointed for the more speedy bringing up of [accountancy] arrears and for the regular keeping and making up the said revenue accounts for the future. Ibid, p. 150.
Jan. 4. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Pye shewing that being a solicitor for the coast service, he prayed to surrender same and to be appointed collector at Newcastle loco Mr. Isaacson deceased and did nominate Matsen to be his clerk "which presentment being approved he was deputed collector": therefore praying my Lords to consider his miserable estate and that he may have the liberty of his person, papers and books to adjust his accounts with the King and with said Matsen and that proceedings at law may be stayed. Reference Book VII, p. 309.
Jan. 10. Treasury warrant dormant to John Child, Receiver General of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages &c. for Co. Wilts, to pay the salary of 80l. per an. to Henry Flower as Surveyor of the said Duties [in said County]: as from Sept. 29 last. Money Book XIV, p. 174.
The like warrant to Gilbert Spencer, Receiver for the like for Co. Kent, to pay the like salary to Nicho. Greenwood for the like office of Surveyor: as from Sept. 29 last. Ibid.
Treasury allowance of the Excise Office salary bill for 1698 Xmas quarter: total 5931l. 12s. 6d. Ibid, p. 281.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 135l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Forces: to be by tallies on the 8th payment due in Sept. next on the 2,000,000l.: and is to be paid over to the Transports Commissioners to satisfy a bill of exchange drawn from Antigua 1695 Dec. 12 by Col. Codrington, then Capt. General of the Leeward Islands, for the hire of the ketch Mary of London in the expedition against the French at Martinique and payable to John Graham, owner of the said ship. Ibid, p. 282.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to direct the collectors of the outports to pay the outports salary bill [for 1698 Xmas quarter]: total 7382l. 11s. 3d. for established salaries and 558l. 5s. 0d. for additional salaries, or 8022l. 1s. 3d. in all. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay the same quarter's salary bill, London port: total 5558l. 2s. 6d. for established salaries and 121l. 5s. 0d. for additional salaries, or 5679l. 7s. 6d. in all. Ibid, p. 283.
Money warrant for 901l. 15s. 2d. to Sir Tho. Cuddon Kt. for his expenses and pains and hazard of himself and clerks and agents in receiving from divers citizens of London and others several loans on the credit of the Exchequer in General (afterwards transferred to the 3s. Aid) amounting to 97854l. 16s. 0d.; and also in receiving and paying to the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills 107862l. 10s. 0d. which was subscribed and paid at Guildhall on the first contract for the said Bills. (Money order dated Jan. 13 hereon.) Ibid, p. 282. Order Book V, p. 42.
Same for 984l. 15s. 11¾d. to the Farmers of the Post Fines for so much of the said fines answered direct to the King by the sheriffs for the year ended 1697 Sept. 29 over and above the rent thereof of 2276l. for the said year and which could not be repaid to the said farmers by the said sheriffs by reason of the said sheriffs' great payments for apprehending highwaymen, &c. (Money order dated Jan. 16 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 284. Order Book V, p. 43.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 27802l. 2s. 6d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be by tallies on the 6th payment due in May next of the 2,000,000l.: and to be applied as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
for 4 weeks' subsistence for the Forces [England] to Feb. 5 next at 6700l. a week 26800
for the same 4 weeks' allowance for the Hospital at Chelsea 600
for 2½ per cent. discount of 16085l. 2s. 6d. tallies struck on the 6th payment of the 2,000,0000l., being for subsistence and for the small pensioners 402 2 6
£27802 2 6
Money Book XIV, pp. 284–5.
Jan. 10. Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to direct the Excise collector for Norfolk to pay 160l. to the owners, adventurers and fishermen of Great Yarmouth for one year to 1698 Sept. 29 for the Excise of strong beer for the North Sea and herring fishery, upon the due payment of the said Duty by the said owners &c. Ibid, p. 285.
Same to the Receipt to distribute and apply as follows the sum of 15774l. 7s. 0½d. received between 1698 Dec. 13 and 1698–9 Jan. 10; (viz. 6967l. 12s. 3d. received on the Window Act; 4849l. 5s. 0d. received on Additional Impositions; 2611l. 13s. 7½d. received as the New Duty on salt; and 1345l. 16s. 2d. on the Continued Duty on paper): the application thereof to be as follows: for and towards payment of principal and interest on the Deficient Funds as follows:
Fund. Deficiencies as computed by the Act How they stood upon the Register the 10th of Jan. 1698–9. Distribution hereby ordered.
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 55622 10 5 170 0 6
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 402827 0 3 1245 4 10½
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 898445 6 7 2803 7 5
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 88775 13 4 272 17 11
Three fourths of the Customs 213447 15 9 211447 15 9 652 9
Salt 1711500 0 0 1590746 16 6 5231 13
Two thirds of the additional Excise 160000 0 0 132054 11 11 489 1 8
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 440000 0 0 1360 16
Vellum & Parchment 224114 7 235601 17 685 1 4
Marriages 648000 0 0 648000 0 0 1980 15
Wines & Vinegar 146181 19 146181 19 446 16 11½
Tunnage and Poundage 142666 2 142666 7 436 1 11¾
£5160459 14 £4992369 19 15774 7
Ibid, pp. 289–90.
Money warrant for 47l. 4s. 2d. to Lord Robert Russell for one year to Sept. 29 last on his fee as Clerk of the Pipe and for a further sum of 60l. to same for one year to same date being an allowance formerly payable at the Receipt to the Clerk of the Pipe for drawing down and charging the convictions, rents and seizures of Recusants. (Money order dated Jan. 14 for said 60l.) Ibid, pp. 285–6. Order Book V, p. 42.
Jan. 10. Same for 40l. to Francis Pilchard for the service of himself and others in seizing a parcel of wool at Herne Co. Kent, which was about to be exported: to be paid out of such money as shall be paid into the Receipt in the name of Jacob Janeway for the King's moiety of the said seizure. (Money order dated Jan. 18 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 286. Order Book V, p. 41.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 3000l. to the Earl of Bradford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Cofferer of the Household: to be paid over to Sir Henry Furnese and Sir Theodore Jansen for the value by them remitted to Holland in Sept. last at the rate of 10 guilders, 12 stivers per £ sterling on account of the expense of the [part of the] King's Household [attending his Majesty] there during the last summer. Disposition Book XIV, p. 281.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to pay the 4000l. ut supra p. 223 to Mr. Richard Povey, late Treasurer for the Sick and Wounded Seamen, towards clearing the debt due for that service before July 1 last. Ibid, p. 282.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of any moneys applicable to the Civil List) 800l. to Casper Frederick Hening upon the unsatisfied order in his name for the arrears due to the Gardens. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make out a bill for payment of 1122l. for the taxes for the year 1695 on the salaries of yourselves and the clerks [of the Navy Office] "as was done for the taxes for the year 1697." Ibid, p. 283.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1000l. to Samuel Edwin for necessaries delivered to the officers of the Exchequer: out of moneys of the Civil List. Ibid, p. 284.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Popple, Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade, containing a copy of letter from the Earl of Bellomont Governor of New York relating to her Majesty's revenue in that Province. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 72.
Same to Mr. Yard to insert an advertisement in next Thursday's Gazette offering encouragement to E.S. who sent a letter to William Lowndes touching great embezzlements of prize ships and goods, to come to the Treasury to make any discovery concerning the premises. Ibid, p. 73.
Same to the Navy Commissioners for an account what money has been issued for the purchase of houses or ground for the service of the Admiralty and as to the validity of the titles thereto and the custody of the conveyances. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Jones, sadler, and George Dorsett, shoemaker, praying payment to them (out of the moneys lately directed for clothing) of the 261l. 12s. 0d. and 82l. due to them for saddles, boots &c. furnished to Lord Jedburgh's Regiment of Dragoons for the year 1697. Ibid, p. 78.
Jan. 10. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] of the petition of Samuel Percy to fill up his estate in two tenements called the Higher and Lower Pinkworthy in the manor of Bradford Co. Devon. Reference Book VII, p. 309.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Cawthorp and Tho. Kent, Receiver General for Co. Lincoln, praying payment of 957l. for their charge in bringing up to the Exchequer 217844l. 14s. 11½d. upon the several Aids and Taxes. Ibid.
[Same to same] of the petition of William Cawthorp for payment of 15l. for his expenses in gaining for the King 89l. 16s. 4d. for the Subsidies, Land Tax &c. in Co. Lincoln. being so much received by several collectors and not charged in the duplicates. Ibid.
Jan. 11. Royal warrant dated Kensington for 500l. to Richard Hill for defraying the whole expense of his journey, he being appointed Envoy at Brussels to carry the royal compliments to the Duke and Duchess of Lorraine upon their marriage. (Money warrant dated Jan. 12 hereon). (Money order dated Jan. 2 [sic for 12] hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 59. Money Book XIV, p. 288. Order Book V, p. 41.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a pension to James Gastigny Esq. of 500l. per an. from 1697 Xmas: for life: for many good and faithful services: to be payable at the Exchequer: and so much as is incurred thereon from 1697 Xmas is to be paid forthwith. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 60.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 60l. (in part of his order for 260l. being at the rate of 10l. a week from Nov. 29 last to Jan. 10 inst.) to Visct. Cornbury; and to satisfy the remainder of said order by 10l. a week from the 10th inst. Disposition Book XIV, p. 283.
Jan. 11.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland for a patent under the great seal of Ireland for a grant to Dame Frances O'Neile and Rose, Mary, Eliza[beth] and Ann her daughters, of all the forfeited estate in Ireland of Sir Neile O'Neile bart. deceased: to hold for 41 years under the quit rents and crown rents due at the time of the forfeiture; all upon condition that she release the judgment she and her daughters have obtained against the Crown concerning the said estate and on her accepting the present grant as in full of hers and her daughters' incumbrances thereon and on her paying 100l. for the charges of the inquisition: all by reason that on her petition for such lease as above the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland did report Oct. 19 last that she and her daughters brought their petitions of right and in Trinity term 1693 had verdict against the King for her incumbrance of 400l. per an. under her marriage settlement and the incumbrance of 2500l. for portions of her said four daughters: since which verdict she has received the growing rent and some part of the arrears: the gross rental being 1100l. a year and the quit rents 104l. 18s. 6¾d. and other incumbrances, the whole [incumbrances] amounting to the present yearly value of the estate. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 467–8.
Jan. 11.
Same to same to give order to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland to pay 320l. 13s. 3d. to Edward Wigg gent. in lieu and satisfaction of the debt assigned by him as follows: he having petitioned shewing that Edward Richbell deceased and Lawrence Stanyan two of the late Farmers of the Revenue Ireland being indebted to him did assign to him a debt of the said amount due to them on the account of William Hanaway, collector of Cork, during their farm which debt the said Farmers were by the present King directed to discharge on the petition of Mary Hanaway, widow of the said William, setting forth that there was a greater debt due to her said husband from the Crown for expenses and service relating to the building of the fort of Kinsale. Ibid, p. 469.
Jan. 12. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 750l. to me [Lowndes] on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service: out of moneys of the Civil list. Disposition Book XIV, p. 282.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make forth a bill for payment of 442l. 15s. 0d. to Sir Cloudesley Shovell to discharge so much due to the inhabitants of Maidstone for quartering the Company of Capt. Lee and the late Lord Berkley in the Second Marine Regiment. Ibid, p. 283.
Jan. 13. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of moneys of the Civil List) 200l. to Israell Hayes on the unsatisfied order in his name.
2000l. to the Earl of Bradford, Cofferer of the Household: on the like order: to be for the service of the Household.
90l. to Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber: on the like order: to be paid over to John Gauntlet for providing books, papers, pens &c. for the Council Chamber and Office for the year ended at Xmas last.
400l. to Henry D' Nassau, Seigneur D'Auverquere, Master of the Horse to the King: on the like order: for the extraordinaries of the Stables. Ibid, pp. 284–285.
Same to same to issue as follows (out of same) 1000l. to Sir Theodore Jansen on his unsatisfied order to answer the King's subscription to the East India trade and 1000l. to same to answer the call upon the King's stock to carry on the [said East India] trade.
500l. to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Transports Commissioners for the charge of bringing home the King's horses and household goods from Flanders. [William Lowndes] dated Jan. 14 to Mr. Blathwaite [to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Paymaster of the Forces to pay] said sum to said Commissioners. Ibid, p. 288. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 77.
Jan. 15.
Royal warrant to Ralph, Earl of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, to pay to Henry Killigrew, King's Jester, the usual liveries formerly provided for that officer: same to be paid and allowed to him from the King's accession although he was not sworn into the said office till 1694 Dec. 13. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 61.
Royal sign manual for 2000l. to Sir Theodore Janssen bart.: without account: the same being intended to be applied by him to answer such sums as have been or shall be called for by the Directors of the English Company trading to the East Indies upon the 10000l. stock subscribed to the said Company by the King's direction and for the King's use. (Money warrant dated Jan. 20 hereon). (Money order dated Jan. 26 hereon.) King's Warrant Book, p. 62. Money Book XIV, p. 293. Order Book V, p. 66.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Works not to go upon any extraordinary works whereby the King will be put to expense without first receiving the King's particular directions therein and presenting an estimate thereof to the Treasury Lords. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 73.
Treasury order for the execution of a warrant dated 1698 Dec. 21 by Peregrine Bertie [Vice Chamberlain] to Cha. Godfrey, Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery to Sir Barrington Bouchier of 90 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from the King at the christening of his child. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 153.