Warrants etc.: July 1699

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

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July 1699

July 1. Money order for 250l. to Sir Joseph Jekyll for Easter and Trinity terms 1699 on his allowance as Chief Justice of Chester. Order Book V, p. 94.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Peter Tessiere praying payment of money due to Michaell and Peter Vivent, deceased, officers of the Earl of Galways and Brigadier Belcastle's Regiments; the Agents of the said Regiments refusing to state the said officers' accounts. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 135.
Same to Mr. Travers to report on the enclosed representation [missing] from Mr. English, under-housekeeper at Hampton Court, touching certain sheds erected on the King's demesnes there that are now become cottages and will prove very prejudicial to his Majesty's palace [there] if permitted to stand. Ibid, p. 136.
Treasury approval of the schedule of prices, detailed, for stamped vellom and parchment for the year 1699 as proposed by the Stamps Commissioners. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 222.
Treasury warrant to the King's engraver to provide for the Lord High Chancellor of Ireland a great seal to be used for that kingdom; to be made after the fashion of the former seals that have been used there. Ibid, p. 249.
The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Bellomont. We have had under consideration the account of Chidley Brook, Collector and Receiver General of his Majesty's revenues in New York, for the several revenues and profits arising within that Province by Customs of imports and exports of goods carried up Hudson's River, by Excise, Duty on goods weighed at the King's beam, revenue of quit rents, fines and forfeitures accruing to the King and for the several Aids from the adjacent Colonies for securing the frontiers of that Province [to wit all] from 1690–1 Jan. 30 to 1698 June 7: as also the account of the said Chidley Brook for the several taxes raised by public rates in the Province of New York within same time and of the Additional Duty upon goods imported there raised by divers Acts of Assembly for payment of the debts contracted by the Government and other uses as in the said Acts between 1693 Nov. 23 and 1698 May 18. We have referred said accounts to you, to the end the accountant may be more strictly charged with the various sums and discharged by the various vouchers. We desire you to cause same to be strictly examined in New York and to report to us thereon. Warrants not Relating to Money, XVI, p. 250. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 144. Out Letters (Plantation Auditor) II, pp. 30–1.
July 1. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to order the officers on the coast of Kent and Sussex to observe the orders of Henry Baker in using the Dragoons to prevent the exportation of wool and importation of silks. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 30. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 250.
July 2. Money warrant dormant for 150l. per an. to the Auditor of the Receipt for the service and pains of himself and clerks in and about the keeping of the register of the annuities under the Act of 5 and 6 Wm. III, c. 20: the said yearly sum having been directed by Treasury warrant of 1694 July 27 but the fund provided for by said Act not having produced any surplus out of which the said fee could be paid. Money Book XIV, p. 410.
July 3. Money warrant for 60l. to the Dean and Chaplain of Westminster for one year to June 24 last on an annuity for the French Ministers in the Savoy.
50l. to Thomas Rymer for last June 24 quarter on his salary as Historiographer Royal. Ibid, p. 403.
Treasury warrant to Edward Nicholas, Receiver of the profits of the Alienation Office, to pay out of the surplusage of your Office, 30l. to Nicholas Whitaker, your deputy, being so much which he advanced upon bond to Edward Courthop Esq. deceased, late one of the Commissioners of the Alienation Office, as part of his salary at the beginning of Trinity term 1688 and which was to be deducted at the end of said term: it appearing that the said Courthop did often upon his pressing occasions anticipate his salary by borrowing money of the said Whitaker. Ibid.
Same dormant to the Receipt for tallies of pro on the Tenths of the diocese of Yorks (or failing that, then on the Tenths of any other diocese) for the annuity or yearly pension of 600l. granted to George Booth Esq. by the patent of 27 June last for 21 years from 1699 Lady day. (In the margin: notes of three subsequent renewals of this warrant by subsequent Treasury Lords viz. on 10th Oct. 1710; 26th June 1711; 19 Oct. 1714). Ibid, p. 404.
Money warrant for 25l. to Nahum Tate for last June 24 quarter's salary or allowance as his Majesty's Poet Laureat. Ibid, p. 405.
Same for 40l. to John Spencer, late sheriff of Co. Beds, for the surplusage on his account ended 1698 Sept. 29 arising from payments for the arrest of Matthew Miller for highway robbery. (Money order dated 1699–1700 Jan. 12 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 415. Order Book V, p. 142.
July 3. Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 45l. per an. to John Sansom junr. as Customer and Collector of Poole port. Money Book XIV, p. 416.
Money warrant for 60l. to Jane Browning relict of Micah Browning, late commander of the ship Mountjoy of Londonderry, for one year to 1694 June 24 on her pension. Ibid, p. 449.
Same for 120l. to Peter Humes (Hume) Esq. for three half-pieces of fine cloth and two table clocks which he provided as an additional present to the Dey of Algiers. (Money order dated Nov. — hereon). Ibid, p. 455. Order Book V, p. 123.
Same for 100l. to William, Earl of Derby, Thomas Cholmondley and William Banks for one year to 1698 Xmas on the pension for the poor ministers in the Isle of Man. Money Book XIV, p. 455.
Same for 221l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Newsham, son and executor of John Newsham late Receiver General of the third and fourth 4s. Aids for Co. Warwick, for his expenses in bringing up to the Exchequer under a strong guard 73,738l. 19s. 11d. of his collection. (Money order dated Nov. 11 hereon). Ibid XV, p. 5. Order Book V, p. 126.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to charge 6l. 10s. 0d. upon the pay of each Company of the 14 Battalions to which 1917 recruits were transported from Scotland in the year 1696: there being due to Col. George Hamilton for the costs of said transportation the sum of 902l. (over and above what he has already received on that account) being at the usual allowance of 20s. a man. The said 6l. 10s. 0d. per company will amount to 1118l. and the overplus thereof over the said 902l. is to go towards the relief of said colonel for the inconvenience which will attend the uncertainty and delay of such payment. Disposition Book XV, p. 74.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to make issues according to the following scheme.
Appending: scheme for the Distribution of the Civil List moneys for 12 separate weeks from June 30 last.
per week. Total for 12 weeks.
£ £ s. d.
Household: emptions 800 9600
Privy Purse 600 7200
Stables: extraordinaries 400 4800
Wardrobe: emptions 300 3600
Works and Verrio 210 2520
Gardens 200l. and 200l. 400 4800
Mr. Nicholas for pensions 200 2400
Mr. Ryley 50 600
Visct. Cornbury 10 120
Mr. Packer's executors 200 2400
Cofferer [arrears] to midsummer 1698 1400 16781 18 1
Treasurer of the Chamber [arrears] to same date 1000 11797 3 10
Mr. Nicholas to clear [the late Queen's] servants to midsummer 1698 and [her] pensions to Michaelmas 1698 750 9322 11 10
Robes 250 3000
Duke of Gloucester (in two weeks) 3750
Treasury Lords (in two weeks) 2000
Sir Theodore Janssen (in four weeks) 2000
Mr. Addison (in one week) 200
Lady Laton (in two weeks) 100
Vicar of Hampton Court (in one week) 54 2 6
Band of Gentlemen Pensioners to 1698 June 24 (in three weeks) 3000
Duke of Shrewsbury in part of 1500l. (in one week) 500
Earl of Jersey in part of 1500l. (in one week) 500
Duchess of Buckingham (in one week) 600
Duke of Southampton (in three weeks) 1500
Duchess and Duke of Grafton (in three weeks) 1500
Duke of Northumberland in three weeks) 1500
Lady Darnley (in three weeks) 1200
The Speaker of the House of Commons (in one week) 300
Mris. Windham (in one week) 200
Col. Philips (in one week) 100
Mr. Leslie (in one week) 100
Lady Keightley et al (in one week) 95 14 0
Mr. Edwin (in one week) 500
Mris. May's rent 140l.; Mris. Jodrell 37l. 12s. 0d.; Lady Fitzharding 88l. 265 12 0
£98907 2 3
Disposition Book XV, p. 78–9.
July 3. William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Robert Duncanson, Lieut. Col. in Lord Lorne's Regiment, shewing that he is under arrest for 1200l. due to Joseph Ashley for clothing furnished to the said Regiment in 1696: and praying relief therein. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 136.
Same to Serjeant Ryley. My Lords have read your report on the memorial of the underkeepers of New Park near Richmond relating to their salaries and disbursements. You are to acquaint Mr. Westwood and the others concerned that they are not to enter on any new work or reparations in said park till an estimate thereof be submitted to and approved by my Lords. Ibid.
July 3. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit an exchange of place between William Brisbane (many years a tidesman in London port and at present in the inferior list at 35l. per an. but now grown old and unfit for hardship) and John Vicount (one of the noontenders ibid, a young man and of better ability of body). Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 30.
Same to same to employ John Jordan (long an extraordinary tidesman in Bristol port) as tidesman in fee ibid loco Nathaniell Tull deceased. Ibid, p. 38.
Same dormant to same to pay the salary of 31l. 16s. 8d. per an. to John Clarke a Customer of Boston port.
1000l. per an. to Rowland Holt as Comptroller General of the Accounts of the Customs.
62l. 13s. 4d. per an. to Cha. Seager as one of the Customers of Southampton port. Ibid, p. 31. Money Book XIV, p. 393.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Lady Dorothy Burke praying a grant of the manor of Dauntsey Co. Wilts, in part of an equivalent promised to her by the King for her forfeited estate in Ireland. Reference Book VII, p. 343.
Same to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded of the petition of Ralph Lee ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XIII, p. 265. Ibid, p. 258.
Same to John Parkhurst and John Pascall of the petition of William May for consideration for his services in discovering a pretended Spanish ship to be a French ship, which was thereby condemned as a prize. Ibid, p. 344.
Same to Henry Baker of the petition of John Gillibrand shewing that he with Francis Clarke, Peter Tom and Henry Crymes seized and discovered the author and printer of nine seditious and treasonable libels pursuant to Proclamation: therefore paying reward. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Mary Hall, widow of Thomas Hall, Attorney in the King's behalf in the Exchequer Court, [petitioner] praying to be allowed 229l. 13s. 8d. due to him for services done by him in his lifetime. Ibid.
Same to Philip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, of the petition of Edward Progers praying payment of 222l. 4s. 6d. disbursed for hay for deer and for repairs and taxes [in New Park near Richmond]. Ibid.
July 4. Warrant by the Lords Justices of England for 500l. to Gasper Frederick Henning as imprest for the Gardens at Hampton Court. (Money warrant dated July 8 hereon). (Money order dated July 10 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 151. Money Book XIV, p. 404. Order Book V, p. 98.
July 4–14. Royal warrant, dated "at our Court at Loo," to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the salaries of the Admiralty Lords (John, Earl of Bridgwater, John Lord Haversham, Sir Robert Rich, Sir George Rooke and Sir David Mitchell) viz. 1000l. per an. each during pleasure: the salaries of Rich and Rooke to be paid quarterly from the last payment; the salaries of the remainder to be payable from May 31 last being the date of the new Commission. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 152–3.
Same, dated same, to the Attorney General to acknowledge satisfaction upon record of the fine of 120l. set on Edward Singleton in the Exchequer for French goods coming to his hands: and for his discharge from the Fleet: he having been an industrious man but reduced to extreme necessities by great losses. Ibid, p. 154.
Same dated same for 74l. 4s. 0d. to Richard Bere late Collector of Carlisle port for the subsistence of 12 Irish soldiers by order of the Duke of Shrewsbury; said sum having been ordered to Richard Hutchinson, late Customs Cashier, for said Bere by the royal warrant of 1698 Dec. 7 supra p. 213. (Money warrant dated July 31 hereon). (Money order dated July 20 hereon). Ibid, p. 156. Money Book XIV, p. 404. Order Book V, p. 100.
July 4. William Lowndes to William Blathwayt to obtain the King's signature to the enclosed warrant for 15,000l. royal bounty to the French Protestants. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 124.
Same to the Postmasters General to report on the enclosed articles of complaint [missing] exhibited to my Lords against Mr. William Dockwra, the Comptroller of the Penny Post Office. Ibid, p. 136.
July 4–14. Royal warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland, dated "at our Court at Loo" for a new Commission of the Revenue Ireland; the new Commissioners to be Francis Robarts, Thomas Keightley, Bartholomew Van Homrigh, John South and Sir Thomas Southwell to be Commissioners of Excise: and the said five together with Christopher Carlton and Samuell Ogle to be Commissioners and Governors of all other the King's Revenues in Ireland: with 800l. per an. salary each; Ogle's salary to be paid only from the date of this Commission and the like salary to be paid to Mr. Evelyn's executors from the date of his last payment to the date of his death. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 6.
July 6. Money order for 5l. to John Broadhurst for last June 24 quarter's allowance as Porter at the Exchequer Gate. Order Book V, p. 97.
July 7–17. Royal warrant dated "at our Court at Dieren" to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the salary of 1850l. per an. to the Secretaries of State (Edward, Earl of Jersey and James Vernon Esq.) which has hitherto (up to Lady day last) been paid by the Customs Cashier: to be henceforth paid out of the Exchequer. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 153.
July 7–17. Royal sign manual dated same for the following payments as royal bounty viz. 600l. to Mary, Duchess of Buckingham; 1200l. to Dorothy, Countess of Dorchester for the support and maintenance of her daughter the Lady Katherine Darnley; 100l. to Robert Phillips; 100l. to Katherine Leslie, 100l. to Thomas Povey. (Money warrant dated July 17 sic for 7 hereon). (Money orders dated July 13 hereon). Ibid, p. 154. Money Book XIV, p. 408. Order Book V, pp. 100, 101, 102.
Royal warrant, dated same, to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay 50l. per an. salary to John Shoravere as keeper of the King's Gondalo: as from Lady day last. King's Warrant Book XX, p 157.
July 17.
[sic probably erratum for July 7.
Money warrant for 100,000l. to Robert Crompton, Paymaster of Malt Tickets, as imprest for paying the benefits and tickets as by the Act therefor [8 and 9 Wm. III c. 22]. (Money order dated July 11 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 401. Order Book V, p. 99.
July 17.
[sic? for 7.
Same for 3000l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, as imprest for wages and board wages of said Band for half a year to 1698 June 24. (Money order dated July 10 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 406. Order Book V, p. 98.
July 17.
[sic? for 7.]
Same for 150l. to Thomas Rymer, Historiographer Royal, towards the charge of transcribing and publishing the Foedera. (Money order dated July 10 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 406. Order Book V, p. 99.
July 8. Money order for 40l. to John Low and Peter Le Neve, Deputy Chamberlains of the Receipt, for Easter and Trinity terms 1699 on their additional fee for ordering and sorting the Records Foreign and Domestic.
10l. to John Low for last June 24 quarter on his allowance for locking up his Majesty's treasure &c.
20l. to Reginald Ryley, clerk to the Agents for Taxes, for same quarter on the sum of 60l. per an. for himself and 20l. per an. for a messenger to said Agents. Order Book V, pp. 98, 99.
William Lowndes to William Blathwayt to obtain the King's signature to the enclosed warrant to authorise Mr. Bertie to pay over to Mr. Mordaunt 113,086l. 17s. 7¼d. of Ordnance Office moneys. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 124.
July 11–21. Royal sign manual "given at our Court at Loo" for 15,000l. to Edward Nicholas as imprest: 3000l. thereof to be applied as royal bounty for the relief and support of such poor distressed French ministers as are now residing in England and the remaining 12,000l. as same for the relief and support of other poor French Protestants: the whole to be paid by him according to directions of the Archbishop of Canterbury and five others detailed. (Money warrant dated Sept. 29 hereon). (Money order dated Oct. 9 hereon). (William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt dated Sept. 22 to pay same out of the 25 per cent. Duty on French goods). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 177. Money Book XIV, p. 428. Order Book V, p. 113. Disposition Book XV, p. 96.
July 11. Warrant by the Lords Justices of England to the Lords Justices of Ireland to pay to the Earl of Berkeley his allowance as one of the Lords Justices [along with the Duke of Bolton and Earl of Galway viz. his share of] the allowance of 6953l. 6s. 5d. per an. being the usual allowance or entertainment formerly given to the Chief Governor of Ireland together with the fees for wool licences according to the medium thereof for the last seven years of Charles II.'s reign: and to pay the said allowance and fees to their predecessors (viz. the Duke of Bolton, Earl of Galway, Earl of Jersey and Narcissus, Archbishop of London) up to the date of said Berkeley's entering upon the joint execution of this Government. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 3.
July 12.
Establishment under the King's sign manual dated "at our Court at Loo" for an additional allowance of 3s. a day for one of the private gentlemen of the Troop of Horse Guards who is to do the duty of Marshal to the said Troops; as over and above his pay of 4s. a day as one of the gentlemen. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 190.
[?]. Additional Regulation under the King's sign manual of subsistence for the two Companies of Foot at New York: to commence from March 26 last: (one Captain 4s. a day: two Lieutenants 2s. a day each; two Serjeants 6s. a week each; three Corporals and two Drummers 4s. 6d. a week each; 50 private soldiers at 3s. 6d. a week each: total establishment per Company 13l. 5s. 6d. per week). Ibid, p. 191.
[?]. Establishment, under the King's sign manual, for the Forces England ("Regulation of subsistence to be paid weekly to our Forces and Garrisons"): to commence from March 26 last.
£ s. d.
First Troop of Guards, detailed, and Second and Third ditto, 160 gentlemen each, per week each 213 12 0
Troop of Grenadier Guards (145 Troopers) 152 8 6
Royal Regiment of Horse (324 privates) 345 9 0
Major-Gen. Lumley's Regiment the same 345 9 0
A Regiment of Horse of six Troops under Col. Cornelius Wood, the Earl of Arran's Regiment, the Duke of Schonburg's and the Earl of Macclesfield's (204 soldiers each) each 223 16 6
the Royal Regiment of Dragoons, the Earl of Essex's Regiment, and Col. Lloyd's Regiment (228 Dragoons each) each 159 10 10
The first Regiment of Foot Guards, 1120 privates 437 11 0
Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards, 560 privates 224 6 3
Brigadier Selwyn's Regiment of Foot of 10 Companies 360 privates; Major-General Churchill's ditto; Brigadier Trelawney's ditto each 117 1 7
The Royal Regiment of Fuziliers in Jersey and Guernsey 520 privates 150 15 10
A Regiment of Foot in the West Indies 520 privates, being 40 per Company 149 16 7
Two Companies of Foot at New York 50 privates each 13 5 6
One Company in the Leeward Islands 60 privates 15 3 0
One Company at Newfoundland 43 privates 14 16 4
Commissary General of Musters and his deputies 19 3 0
Provost Marshal and Deputy and men 5 1 6
Berwick 9 10 0
Calshot Castle 1 6 6
Carlisle 3 6 6
Chester 5 13 6
Clifford's Fort 1 1 0
Cinque Ports 13 15 0
Dartmouth 1 11 6
Gravesend and Tilbury 11 4 0
Guernsey 4 6 0
Hull and the Blockhouse 10 4 2
Holy Island 10 6
Hurst Castle 1 6 6
Jersey Island 4 12 6
Landguard Fort 1 15 0
St. Mawes 2 6 0
Pendennis Castle 2 17 0
Plymouth and St. Nicholas Island 12 4 6
Portland Castle 1 12 6
Portsmouth 16 3 0
Sheerness 9 7 6
Scilly Island 3 10 0
Scarborough Castle 1 1 0
Tynemouth Castle 4 11 0
Tower of London 22 10 0
Virginia 5 15 6
Upnor 4 14 6
Windsor 3 10 0
North Yarmouth 1 1 0
Isle of Wight 12 5 0
Total Establishment per week £14650 11 11
Ibid, p. 193–198.
July 17. Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 31l. 13s. 4d. per an. to William Taylour gent. as Comptroller of Bristol port.
the salary of 120l. per an. to Sir William Fowles Kt. as Head Searcher in London port.
the salary of 61l. per an. to James Smith as Customer of Chichester port.
the salary of 12l. 9s. 2d. per an. to Martin Johnson as Comptroller of Boston port.
the salary of 57l. per an. to Humphrey Fitzherbert as Customer outwards Bristol port.
the salary of 20l. per an. to Marmaduke Deane and Simon Marshall as Comptroller of Chester port.
the salary of 100l. per an. to Jahleel Brenton as Collector, Surveyor and searcher of the Customs within the Colonies of New England. Money Book XIV, p. 405, 406, 407.
July 18. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 9080l. 10s. 2d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: out of loans on the Land Tax: to be applied as follows: viz.
£ s. d.
for two weeks' subsistence to the Standing Troop to the 30th inst. 8201 12 0
for ditto to Collingwood's Regiment in the West Indies 299 13 2
for ditto to the Regiment of Fusiliers 301 11 8
for ditto to four Companies of Invalids 227 5 4
for ditto to the Commissaries of the Musters 38 10 0
for ditto to the Provost Marshal 11 18 0
£9080 10 2
Disposition Book XV, p. 75.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed letters from the Lords Justices of Ireland and the Revenue Commissioners there relating to wool licences hitherto granted there for transportation of wool thence into England, with respect to the late Act in England for encouraging the wool manufacture here. Does the said Act exempt the merchants exporters from taking out licences in Ireland as hath been hitherto practised? Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 136.
July 19. J. Taylor (in the absence of Mr. Lowndes) to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2192l. 18s. 0d. on the unsatisfied order in the name of the Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans on the present Land Tax: to be applied to the several uses of the Victualling as follows:
£ s. d.
to satisfy two bills drawn from Cadiz this day 360 1 1
to satisfy one bill from Ireland due July 29 inst. 100 0 0
to satisfy two bills from Leghorne due Aug. 1st next 319 6 3
to satisfy necessary and extra-necessary money and beer money to the ships Biddiford, Margarett, Ludlow and South Sea Castle which are going to the West Indies 662 0 11
for ditto to the Newport [going] for New York 415 16 10
for ditto to the Arundell [going] for New England 178 6 4
for ditto to the Lowestaff 91 3 0
for ditto to the Messinger advice boat [going] for Maryland 66 3 7
£2192 18 0
Disposition Book XV, p. 75.
July 21–31. Royal warrant, "given at our Court at Dieren" to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise Charles Bertie, late Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance, to pay to Harry Mordaunt, his successor in said office the several sums of money, tallies, orders and Malt Lottery tickets in his hands as at June 30 last amounting in all to 113,086l. 17s. 7¼d.: being moneys for which he is charged for the service of the Ordnance: and thereupon to discharge Bertie and to charge Mordaunt for same.
Appending: schedule of said moneys &c. (Treasury warrant dated 1699 Dec. 16 to said Bertie to so pay same). King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 158–160. Money Book XV, p. 32.
July 22. Money order for 490l. 18s. 5d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court for necessaries delivered by him to the Officers of said Court in Trinity term 1699 and for 133 days' diet for himself from March 10 last to July 22 inst. Order Book V, p. 104.
July 25. Treasury warrant to the Receipt to make distribution to Deficient Funds of the sum of 24,942l. 12s. 0½d.; the said sum representing the receipts between June 27 last and July 25 inst. from funds as follows; viz. 13,326l. 14s. 0d. received on the Window Act; 4148l. 2s. 11½d. received on the Additional Impositions; 3494l. 1s. 6d. received on the new Duty on Salt; 3974l. 13s. 7d. received on the Duty on Paper continued: the distribution hereof to be as follows: viz.:
Fund. Deficiencies as computed by the Act of Parliament How they stood upon the Register the 25th of July 1699 The distribution as directed hereby
£ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 55622 10 5 276 19 7
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 402827 0 3 2024 17 11¼
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 898445 6 7 4558 11
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 88775 13 4 443 15
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 211447 15 9 1060 19
Salt 1711500 0 0 1590746 16 6 8507 4
Two thirds of the Additional Excise 160000 0 0 129054 11 11 795 16 1
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 440000 0 0 2212 16
Vellum & Parchment 224114 7 235601 17 1113 19
Marriages 648000 0 0 648000 0 0 3220 19
Wines, and Vinegar 146181 19 146181 19 726 12
5017793 7 4846703 11 11 24942 12
Money Book XIV, pp. 408–9.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwait to procure the King's signature to the enclosed warrant for 100l. per an. to the bishop of Oxford of which he is to apply 40l. per an. to Mr. Wallis and 40l. per an. to Mr. Marshall, students in said University and 20l. per an. to Dr. Hyde.
In answer to yours of the 11th inst. I return Col. Ross's memorial with reports thereon by the Lords Justices Ireland and by Lord Coningsby. Submit same to the King for his pleasure thereon. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 137.
July 27. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Lionell Herne on the unsatisfied order in his name the 17,367l. 3s. 5d. remaining in the Exchequer on the second 3s. Aid: to be by him applied to the taking in of the Exchequer Bills to be cancelled. Disposition Book XV, p. 80.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Auditor of the Receipt to signify to the Tellers of the Receipt that out of the moneys ordered to the Gentlemen and Grooms of the Bedchamber, the Serjeants and Heralds at Arms and others contained in the enclosed list [missing] they detain the several sums therein inserted for their respective assessments to the second, third and fourth 4s. Aids, the last Quarterly Poll; the same being certified by James Halsey and Alexander Gretton, collectors thereof, as being in arrear. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 137.
July 31. William Lowndes to the Surveyor General. My Lords have considered your report on Lieut.-Col. Andrew Wheeler's petition concerning his interest in the ferry or passage boat over the Thames from Datchet to Windsor Palace ut supra p. 359. As the way to the said ferry is to be turned and the petitioner's damage cannot presently be ascertained it may be for the King's service to buy for 1200l. the inheritance thereof together with the messuage, croft and three acres thereto belonging. You are to make the agreement with him accordingly. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 137.
Same to Henry Pelham to examine into the enclosed letter of complaint [missing] against Mathew Skelton a clerk in your office. If he has acted therein contrary to the orders of the Exchequer he is to be expelled. Ibid, p. 138.