Warrants etc: August 1699, 21-25

Pages 133-138

Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 15, 1699-1700. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1933.

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August 1699, 21-25

August 22. Treasury warrant to the Receipt to make distribution and application of the sum of 51,077l. 4s. 2d. to Deficient Funds as follows: the said sum representing the receipts between July 25 last and Aug. 22 inst. from funds as follows viz. 38,696l. 17s. 7½d. received on the Window Act; 5991l. 6s. 5d. received on Additional Impositions; 3152l. 10s. 6½d. received on the new Duty on Salt; 3236l. 9s. 7d. received on the Continued Duty on Paper: the said distribution to be as follows: viz.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 22d of August 1699. The present distribution and application.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 55622 10 5 566 3 10¾
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 402827 0 3 4146 14
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 898445 6 7 9335 7
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 88775 13 4 908 15
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 215447 15 9 2172 14
Salt 1711500 0 0 1590746 16 6 17421 14
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 129054 11 11 1628 13
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 440000 0 0 4531 11
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 235601 17 2281 6 2
Marriages 648000 0 0 648000 0 0 6596 2
Wines and Vinegar 146181 19 146181 19 1488 0
5017793 7 4846703 11 11 51077 4 2
Money Book XIV, p. 418.
August 24. Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 52l. per an. to William Powell as a King's waiter, London port. Ibid., p. 414.
Money warrant for 25l. to the Churchwardens of St. James's Westminster for half a year to 1698 May 19 on the annuity for the support and maintenance of the poor of said parish. (Money order dated Aug. 29 hereon). Ibid., p. 417. Order Book V, p. 103.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 34l. per an. to William Clutterbuck as searcher of Bristol port. Money Book XIV, p. 419.
Money warrant for 133l. 15s. 0d. to the Commissioners of Forfeitures in Ireland (Henry, Earl of Drogheda; Francis Annesley, John Trenchard, James Hamilton, Henry Langford, Sir Richard Leving and Sir Francis Brewster) for so much by them paid or allowed as discompt upon turning into money the tallies for 3000l. lately issued to them by way of anticipation: to be satisfied out of the surplus of the Customs. (Money order dated Sept. 13 hereon). Ibid., p. 419. Order Book V, p. 107.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to innovate seven stolen annuity orders viz. five in the name of Lady Ann Alston of Chelsea Co. Midd. widow deceased and two in the name of Gilbert White of Hampshire Clerk: being for 100l. each. Order Book V, p. 112.
August 24. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 9080l. 10s. 2d. to the Earl of Ranelagh for a further two weeks from August 28 inst. to the standing Forces and Regiments &c. ut supra Tr. Cal. XIV, p. 416 and a further 10,576l. 1s. 11d. for the allowance of half pay to the Disbanded Officers from March 25 last to June 24 last at 116l. 4s. 5d. per diem. Disposition Book XV, p. 85.
Same to same to issue 25841l. to the Navy Treasurer on the unsatisfied order in his name: out of loans on the Land Tax: to be applied as follows viz.
for the payment of wages to seamen 25241
for wages to discharge caulkers 600
"both which sums are part of the 500,000l. appropriated for wages." Ibid.
Same to same to issue 5000l. to same: out of same: to be paid over to the Victualling Commissioners for the service of the Victualling in general. Ibid.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to pay 12l. 10s. 0d. to John Tutchin for reward for saving so much of the bloody pickle which drained from the casks and binns which hold the flesh at the Victualling Office and making the same serviceable for the use of the Victualling. Ibid., p. 86.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 3432l. 10s. 6¾d. to Phillip Packer as executor &c. to his father and grandfather: by 200l. a week out of any Civil List moneys to begin from the time the last direction of 200l. per week is or will be determined: the same to be applied (according as the said Packer has consented) towards satisfying the debts as follows as certified by Mr. Twitty and Mr. Thrale to wit such of them as do not exceed 100l. to be in the first place paid off and the rest afterwards in proportion weekly as far as the said 200l. per week will extend.
Appending: said statement by Charles Twitty and John Thrale:
£ s. d.
due to John Packer at his decease for goods delivered to the Receipt and for work done 10628 5
ditto to his father Philip Packer 5545 16 7
£16174 2
of which there has been paid by the Treasury Lords' directions 4891l. 18s. 8d. for the debt owing to the bishop of Norwich; 2034l. 1s. 8d. to Edward Darrell; 961l. 15s. 3d. to widow Willis; 692l. 10s. 0d. to Rt. Mitchell; 1100l. to William Betts 9680 5 7
leaving due to Packer from his Majesty £6493 16
There was owing by the said John Packer at his death to divers persons for goods and work 7087 0
of which there has been since paid 4788 6 11
leaving still due to 32 persons detailed in a schedule £2298 13
Further it now appears by an account delivered in by Philip Packer that there is due to seven persons detailed being sums pre viously omitted 602 13 10
and for 15 items detailed of small moneys received by his late father from several persons for which he struck tallies in his own name as also for money received by him for sundry persons at the Million Lottery Office 1196 13 0
and further that there remains due from his late grandfather Philip to the Works at Scotland Yard 3061 6 0
total of Mr. Packer's debts 7159 6
due from the King as above 6493 16
so there remains due to Mr. Packer's creditors more than what is due to him from the King £665 9 11¾
Disposition Book XV, p. 98.
August 24. William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayt enclosing three warrants for the King's signature: (1) for paying the salaries of the officers of Windsor Forest out of the Exchequer: (2) for 300l. to Sir Thomas Littleton as Speaker: (3) for the grant of Old Court to Sir John Morden. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 124.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords have granted six weeks' leave of absence to Charles Beauvoir, one of the patent searchers in London port for his health. Ibid., p. 144.
Same to Mr. Burchett, Secretary [to the Admiralty]. I have read to my Lords yours of the 16th inst. informing that the Admiralty Lords have appointed an advice boat under Capt. Coode to attend on Maryland. My Lords desire that the same instructions be given him against illegal traders as were formerly given to Capt. Bostock. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of Imprests and to Auditors Parsons, Aldworth, Shales and to Mr. Chetwynd, Deputy to Auditor Gray, for a certificate what fees they demand and take either from the King or the subject on the passing of accounts. Ibid., p. 145.
The Treasury Lords [to the Assessment Commissioners for Southwark and Surrey]. It is represented to us that the assessments charged on the Hundred of Brixton and borough of Southwark to the present Aid amount to 11,000l. and that the Receiver General has only received 190l. thereof. Please give the necessary warrants for the speedy payment of the assessments due. Ibid., p. 146.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests returning the state of the several accounts of Philip Packer deceased as late Paymaster of the Works. Please prepare same for declaration accordingly. Ibid.
August 24. Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Mathews, late Receiver General for Co. Hereford praying payment of 851l. 4s. 0d. for his charges in bringing up by strong guards his collections; and also for a further allowance of 452l. 1s. 0d. Reference Book VII, p. 346.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Philip Papillon Esq, Cashier of the Victualling, praying my Lords to direct a method for him to pass his accounts for the sum of 90,000l. put into his hands towards satisfaction of the debt contracted in the time of the late Commissioners of the Victualling. Ibid., p. 347.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated July 5 last from the Vice Chamberlain of the Household to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to the Duke of St. Albans of 200 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from the King at the christening of his child. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 256.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of 70 acres of ground formerly called Coppice Wood in order to a grant thereof to Henry Washington for ever on payment of 350l.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on said Washington's petition for same. The premises were let in 1662 to Peregrine Hobby for 31 years and then surveyed by Sir Jonas Moor at 20l. per an. being very gravelly and hilly ground, the ground having been stubbed for above 12 years past and reduced to little value by such ill husbandry and has been in the hands of the Crown for six years without any application for a lease. Petitioner has a considerable estate near. Ibid., p. 259.
August 25. Money warrant for 195l. to Thomas Lowfield for an overpayment in his account as late sheriff of Co. Surrey. (Money order dated Aug. 29 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 417. Order Book V, p. 116.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 52l. per an. each to Charles West, James Terryll, Nicholas Raynton and Samuell Enos as King's waiters, London port. Money Book XIV, p. 419.
Money warrant for 20l. to — Rudd clerk for his passage to Maryland whither he is going Chaplain.
20l. to — Owen, clerk for the like passage to Maryland. (Money order dated Sept. 4 hereon). (William Lowndes to the Receipt to pay same out of Civil List money). Ibid., p. 20. Order Book V, p. 104. Disposition Book XV, p. 88.
William Lowndes to Mr. Hewett, surveyor of Woods Trent North. Several trees are cut down in Sherwood Forest by order of Lord Byron under pretence of a right to so do. You are to stop same being carried off until said Lord produces his authority to my Lords. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 145.
August 25. Same to Mr. Clark enclosing the petition of Peter Chasloup and Peregrine Bertie, Lieutenants in the Marine Regiments lately under Marquess of Carmarthen, praying to be admitted to half pay as the rest of the officers of said Regiment are. Are their names omitted through mistake? (A similar letter concerning a similar petition of the adjutants and chirurgeon of the late Marine Regiment which was commanded by Sir Cloudesley Shovell). Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Godfrey Webster concerning the 1800l. due to him for clothing furnished to Col. Buchan's Regiment in 1697 which he cannot receive with the other clothiers of that year by reason he has not an assignment from the Colonel. Ibid., p. 146.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Shapland shewing that his ship John galley of Wexford was seized on pretence that Henry Peterson, master, was a foreigner although he was naturalised in Ireland in 14 Car. II. Reference Book VII, p. 346.
Same to same of the petition of John Mayne, master of the ship called Cheisley galley for a non pros to the seizure of six tons of lead for not having paid the Duties, he being ignorant thereof. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Peter Kesterman et al for a non pros to the information against the Adventure ketch of which they are owners: she being unlawfully condemned by false evidence for not being manned according to the Navigation Act. Ibid.
Same to George Clark of the petition of Richard Cole shewing that he served as a Lieutenant in Colt's Regiment during the whole war but upon the establishment of half pay he is inserted only as ensign. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of John Patella et al, adjutants in the first Marine Regiment, shewing that there is 19 whole months' pay due to them for want of which they are reduced to great extremities. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Cawthorp and Thomas Kent for payment of 250l. expended by them in bringing up 118,242 ounces of clipped money out of the County of Lincoln to the city of York to be melted. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of George Howell, Receiver General of the third Quarterly Poll and the 3s. Aid anno 1698 and of the Duties on Marriages and on Houses for Cos. Pembroke, Carmarthen, Cardigan, Glamorgan and Haverford West, praying allowance of 385l. 5s. 6d. for extraordinary charges in returning his collections into the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 347.
Same to John Parkhurst and John Paschall of the petition of Jean Poulton et al shewing that in 1696 in the Straits between Scanderoon and Smyrna Capt. Rigby in the Dragoone took a prize of which Capt. Moody the Commodore demanded the King's share, which Rigby refusing great heats arose almost to bloodshed and so had been had not petitioner's brothers and husband interposed and as an expedient did voluntarily become security to Capt. Moody for 686 dollars to be dpaid [to] the King; and Capt. Moody noe sues petitioners for the money and petitioners having no counter bond are remediless: but that there is a sum now due to Capt. Rigby in the Prize Office sufficient to discharge said debt: therefore praying that same may be stopped and applied accordingly. Reference Book VII, p. 347.
August 25. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jeremy Sankey, master of the ship Gernsey, for a noli prosequi to the information against him for having brought prize goods to England which were taken at Newfoundland without entering or paying Customs for same. Ibid., p. 348.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Jasper English shewing that in 1697 he obtained a lease of a piece of meadow land lying near Kingston Bridge and has been at great expense in making a Campshutt to defend same against the Thames. Therefore praying a lease of a little piece of ground adjoining commonly called an Ayte. Ibid.
Same to the Trustees for circulating Exchequer Bills of the petition of William Marshall for payment of 16 Exchequer Bills of £5 each and one 10l. Bill which were burned or lost in the late great fire of Rotherhithe Walk, making with interest thereon 110l. 0s. 4d. Ibid.