Warrants etc: February 1701

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February 1701

Feb. 2. Money warrant for 50l. to Thomas Hyde and Elizabeth his wife for one year to 1700 March 25 on their pension. (Money order dated Feb. 21 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 255. Order Book V, p. 245b.
Feb. 3. William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Works for an account of all moneys issued to the Works for works under the direction of Mr. Talman and how same has been applied. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 310.
Feb. 4. Treasury warrant to the Receipt to distribute and apply to Deficient Funds as follows the sum of 37,142l. 11s. 3d. the said sum being the receipts between Jan. 7 last and Feb. 4 inst from branches of the revenue as follows viz., 6,001l. 18s. 8d. received from the Window Act; 3,122l. 6s. 9d. from Additional Impositions [imposed] since 1st March 1696–7; 27l. 17s. 4d. from the New Duty on Salt; 1,361l. 13s. 5d. from the Continued Duty on Paper; 25,928l. 15s. 1d. from the New Customs, 700l. from marriages: the said distribution and application to be as follows:—
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament. How they stood upon the Register the 4th Feb. 1700. The distribution and application hereby ordered.
First 4s. Aid 55622 10 5 59211 5 4 411 14
Third 4s. Aid 407372 0 3 379977 0 3 3015 8 9
Fourth 4s. Aid 917101 13 840844 16 7 6788 10 10
Second Quarterly Poll 89275 13 4 88165 13 4 660 16
Three Fourths Customs 213447 15 9 192447 15 9 1579 19
Salt and Glass 1711500 0 0 1400746 16 6 12668 16
Two Thirds Additional Excise 160000 0 0 118054 11 11 1184 6 11½
Additional Impositions 445177 7 4 428500 0 0 3295 5
Vellum and Parchment 224114 7 227101 17 1658 18
Marriages 648000 0 0 577220 0 0 4796 12 2
Continued Impositions 146181 19 146181 19 1082 1
5017793 7 4458451 16 10 37142 11 3
Money Book XV, p. 252.
Same dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 5l. 6s. 8d. per an. to Robert George as Comptroller of Bridgwater port. Ibid., p. 251.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to examine, every day when the in cash is locked up, each Teller's vouchers for the payments he shall have made on that day "and when you shall thereby have informed yourself from time to time of all the out cash that he or the clerks have or ought to have in their hands, that you do visit the same and cause the said out cash to be locked up and secured in distinct chests for that purpose every day before the officers go from the Exchequer: and that every morning not being a holy day you cause the said distinct chests to be opened, that the parties coming for their moneys may if they please receive the same." All by reason that the Treasury Lords are informed that the out cash, that is to say the money which is daily taken out of the chests to satisfy debentures or orders lying ready to be paid to persons who do not attend or call for the same is lately much increased and doth amount to a considerable sum of money which at present remains in the hands of the Tellers' clerks and doth very much exceed the security given by the Tellers to the King and the said Lords think it necessary to provide for the security as well of the King as of the said persons who neglect or delay to fetch their money. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 23.
Feb. 5. Money order for 25l. to John Branch, Circuitor or Bailiff of Battles Walk in Windsor Forest, for half a year to 1698 Xmas on his allowance for providing hay for the deer and increase of keepers' wages. Order Book V, p. 243.
Letter of direction for 20,000l. to the Navy Treasurer for the ordinary of the Navy and to complete 184,342l. appropriated for that service: to be issued out of funds as follows viz. 6,428l. 9s. 8½d. out of the 25 per cent. Duty on French goods; 615l. 4s. 0d. out of the surplus of the Customs; 12,956l. 6s. 3½d. out of the overplus of Civil List funds for the year 1700. Disposition Book XV, p. 246.
Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of Works of the petition of Michaell Studholme, Keeper of the King's Private Roads, for payment of 1,634l. 19s. 1d. for work done in Hyde Park and elsewhere by the King's particular order. Reference Book VII, p. 410.
Feb. 6. Treasury warrant dormant to Charles Boyle, Receiver General of the revenue arising by Fines for Alienations, to pay the salaries of the officers of the Alienation Office to wit 40l. per term to James Sanderson, William Glanville and Henry Villiers as Deputies and Commissioners for the Treasury Lords; 40l. per term to said Boyle as Receiver General; 20l. per term to George Morley as Master of Chancery [attending in said Office]; 5l. each per term to Bernard Halfepenny and Thomas Webb, clerks in said Office. Money Book XV, p. 256.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh. By order of Council Jan. 23 last the King directed the Treasury Lords to get ready a certain quantity of provisions to be sent to Newfoundland for the service of the Company of Foot there. The same will cost 696l. 12. 6d. How much will the fourpences a day reserved for the Victualling of the said Company come to for a year. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 311.
Feb. 7. Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay to Henry Ayloffe, King's Remembrancer to the Exchequer Court, 45l. 12s. 0d. for fees [for one year to 1700 Xmas] for passing the Customers account of the several ports of England and Wales; 462l. 15s. 4d. and 57l. 19s. 4d. for parchment books for the Customers Comptrollers and Searchers of respectively the outports and London port. Money Book XV, p. 65.
Same to Isaac Newton, Warden [sic for Master and Worker] of the Mint to pay 30l. and 46l. to Thomas Burdikin, Deputy Warden of the Mint at Exeter, for a quarter's salary to 1698 Sept. 29 and for a reward for attending above 131 days in the Melting House of the said Mint about 20 hours each melting; and for his expenses in encouraging the workmen and charges of letters about the Mint business, and in consideration that by such his care and diligence he saved 220l. to the King out of the allowance which would otherwise have been made to the Melter of the same; all as by the report from the said Newton and from the Warden of the Mint dated Jan. 22 last. Ibid., p. 253.
[?Feb. 7] Treasury allowance of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Post Office for 1700 Dec. 25 quarter: (total 629l. 6s. 9d.: including 27l. 10s. 7d. for 6,507 ship letters at 1d. each, 15l. to Mr. John Passwater for taking care of the King's letters at Hampton Court; 28l. to Mr. John Macky for settling business at the ports of Newport [Nieuport] and Ostend &c.). Ibid.
Feb. 7. Treasury warrant dormant to the Postmasters General to pay the allowance of 20s. a day to James de Cardonnell as from Sept. 29 last for his place or office of Court Post (Carrier of all his Majesty's letters and despatches between the Court or Palace of residence and the first post stage or post office): for life. Ibid., p. 254.
Same to the Receipt to pay the salary of 1,000l. per an. to Sir Littleton Powys as a Baron of the Exchequer as by his patent of Jan. 26 last. Ibid., p. 255.
William Lowndes to the Agents of Taxes. By an act of 9 Wm. III. c. 21 the Receivers of Taxes have power to cut all counterfeit or diminished silver money tendered to them. My Lords are informed they have not been so careful therein as they ought. You are to write to them to pursue same with great exactness for the future. (The like to Mr. Ferne, Customs Cashier; Mr. Hall, Excise Cashier; Mr. Lilly, Receiver of the Post Office; Mr. Pennyman, Receiver of the Stamp Duties.) Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 311.
Same to Mr. Travers and Sir Christopher Wren to view and value Sir Thomas Draper's brewhouse called the Hartshorne Brewhouse near the Tower and now in the possession of the Victualling Commissioners. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Accounts transmitting from John Pascall, late one of the Commissioners for Prizes, a book containing an account of such ships and goods taken and condemned as prize as have been delivered to the Prize Office or come to the cognizance of the Prize Commissioners from the commencement of the late war with France. Ibid., p. 312.
Same to the [Secretary to the] Admiralty Lords. My Lords would speak with the Admiralty Lords next Monday concerning the disposition of the 15,000l. put into the hands of the Cashier for Victualling viz. as to its application to the most necessary occasions of the Victualling. Ibid.
Same to Lord Halifax to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Weld and Christopher Gerrard, underclerks in Lord Fitzharding's office [of one of the Four Tellers of the Receipt], praying to be considered for their loss when the Exchequer was robbed. Ibid., p. 313.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Stephen Gilliard (waiter and searcher at Newlyn in Penzance port) as landwaiter at Looe loco James Paxton preferred to be collector there.
James Paxton as Collector at Looe as above loco James Strong deceased.
Feb. 7. William George as waiter and searcher at Newlyn, in Penzance port, loco Stephen Gilliard preferred to be landwaiter at Looe. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 115.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to admit to entry 4,500 [pound] weight of bulk tobacco (loose tobacco or tobacco in bulk) brought from Maryland by Francis Grindall, master of the ship Love's Encrease of Whitehaven, being in excess of the quantity for the import of which he engaged himself to James Patteson and Thomas Walmesley merchants viz. to bring the same to Bucks Bank in Poulton port Co. Lancs. but upon his arrival at the Pile of Fowdray on Oct. 2 last part thereof was seized as forfeited by a late Act of Parliament of 10 & 11 Wm. III c. 21 prohibiting the importation thereof [after Sept. 29 last except in cask, chest or case]: all by reason that the said ship was laden and ready to sail from Maryland on June 8 or 9 last but he was warned by the Governor not to sail at that time as those seas were then greatly infested with pirates. Ibid., pp. 116–7.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Giel Pieterson Gorter for remission of the King's share of the seizure of the ship White Swan of Dantzic, of which he was master, being seized for not being manned according to the Act of Navigation: he having compounded for the Customs officer's share of the seizure. Reference Book VII, p. 410.
Feb. 10. William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Robert Dickinson praying a lease of some concealed lands. Has the King any probable title. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 312.
Feb. 11. The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Richard Martin of Corbeagh relating to arrears of quit rents due from himself and others of the Province of Connaught before Easter 1692. Meanwhile please respite the levying of the arrears. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 112.
Report to the Treasury Lords from William Blathwayt as Auditor General of the Plantations on the letter of Col. Nicholson dated 14 August 1700 (see Treasury Calendar, Vol. XV, pp. 431–3 under date 24 Aug. 1700).
This report is prefaced by the following Memorandum "Mr. Blathwayt attending the Lords of the Treasury by their direction upon this letter he is ordered to report to their Lordships upon the matter contained in it and in the other papers transmitted with it. Whereupon Mr. Blathwayt presents the following report to their Lordships."
As to the place of Receiver and Accomptant [of Virginia] being in the [hands of the] same person with that of Auditor I humbly represent that Nathaniel Bacon Esq., being Auditor of the Public Accounts in Virginia, in the year 1677 by warrant from the Treasury with the fee of 5 per cent. and Col. Norwood having been for some time Treasurer or Cashier of the revenue with considerable advantages to himself, the Government and Council of Virginia being desirous to bring the charge of managing the said revenues into a narrow compass and believing the office of Treasurer [to be] un necessary, they thought fit to desire Mr. Auditor Bacon after auditing the accompts of the particular Collectors and Receivers before the Council, as is usual, to charge himself with the bills brought in by the said Collectors and Receivers, without appointing at that time any fee or other allowance to the said Auditor for performing that part of the office of Treasurer or Cashier of the Public Revenues.
The Duties of 2s. per hogshead being paid to the Collectors and Receivers of the said Duties by masters of ships and others in their own bills of exchange, [the said bills] were delivered over to the said Auditor as Cashier by the said particular Collectors upon making up their accompts.
The Governor and Council in 1680 came to an agreement that the Auditor, besides the ancient fee of 5 per cent. for auditing the public accompts, should be allowed 2½ per cent. upon the said bills received from the Collectors and Receivers, he making payment of the whole by his own bills of exchange: and accordingly the Auditor has continued to make good the said bills of collection by his own bills for the payment of salaries and other necessary charges of the Government pursuant to such warrant as are signed by the Government with the advice of the Council.
Upon the surrender of the office by Auditor Bacon, Mr. Bird was appointed Auditor of the Public accompts in Virginia likewise by warrant from the Treasury Lords dated 24 Dec. 1687, to hold the said office in the same manner as Mr. Auditor Bacon, a grant having been made about the same time under the great seal of England to Mr. Ayleway, who did by letter of attorney irrevocable assign the benefit of the said grant to Mr. Bird; who having entered into 5000l. bonds with 3 sureties before the Governor and Council for the faithful discharge of his trust he has continued in the same manner as Auditor Bacon to charge himself with the bills of collection delivered over by the particular Collectors and Receivers of the Virginia Duties upon the auditing their respective accompts: of the disposal of which bills he also gives an accompt twice in the year to the Governor and Council; by whose order the said accompts are transmitted for your [the Treasury Lords'] approbation. In like manner as was practised in the time of Mr. Auditor Bacon the said Mr. Bird, besides 5 per cent. as Auditor, receives 2½ per cent. for the loss that may happen by the protesting or other miscarriage of the said bills, for which he is answerable.
If your Lordships think it unfit to combine in the same person the audit of the accompts and the receipt of the said bills of Collectors in the nature of Treasurer or Cashier, your Lordships may give directions for erecting a new office for taking charge of these bills and disposing thereof; which [however] cannot be without an additional charge upon the said revenues.
And whereas Col. Nicholson has represented that it may be inconvenient for his Majesty's service that the Auditor and Receiver General has been obliged to give security only in Virginia I conceive that Mr. Auditor Bird will (if your Lordships think fit) be ready to give a further security here in England besides the said 5000l. with sureties entered into before the Governor and Council of Virginia.
Col. Nicholson has also represented that it may be of advantage for his Majesty's service that the said Auditor may have a room in the public buildings, where [in which room] all the accompts and papers may be lodged and that he may be obliged to live near the seat of Government and he or his deputies to attend at certain times in the year.
I humbly represent that the State House or public building for the meeting of the Council, Assembly &c. in Virginia and for the public office[s] having been destroyed by fire in 1698 the said offices have been kept in private houses since that time. But I cannot but agree in opinion with Col. Nicholson that it will be for his Majesty's service that all public offices be kept in some public building and that attendance by duly given there as soon as the said public building shall be furnished and fitting accommodation provided for the respective offices: which [proposal] the Governor may have [your Lordships'] orders to take care of.
As to 10 per cent. mentioned by Col. Nicholson to be allowed to the Masters of ships out of the Duties paid by them I humbly represent that in 1680 a bill being prepared by the Committee of Trade and Plantations was transmitted to Virginia and passed into an Act in the Assembly there granting the revenue of 2s. per hogshead to his Majesty for the support of the Government of that Colony, with power to the Governor with the advice of the Council to give such allowance and encouragement as should be thought fit, not exceeding 10 per cent., to such masters of ships and others as should give a true accompt and advance and pay down the said Duties either in money or sufficient bills of exchange to the satisfaction of the respective collectors; which allowance of 10 per cent. upon the Duty of 2s. per hogshead of tobacco exported from that Colony being very inconsiderable in comparison to the Duties on tobacco paid in England, the said allowance was thought a proper inducement for masters of ships the more readily to make the entries in Virginia and consequently in England where the payments are so considerable. But in case your Lordships should nevertheless think fit that the said allowance of 10 per cent. to the masters of ships upon the 2s. per hogshead be lessened (which will be of small advantage to the revenue in Virginia and very dangerous to the revenue here) orders may be given accordingly to Col. Nicholson.
As to the directions given by Col. Nicholson to Mr. Auditor Bird and to Bartholomew Fowler Esq., her Majesty's Attorney General [of Virginia], to draw up a scheme concerning his Majesty's revenues of all kinds, to be communicated to a Committee for revising the Laws in Virginia; and as to his proposal to have a more exact rent roll taken of all lands held by his Majesty there and the preventing of frauds and the undue taking up of lands and other particulars mentioned by Col. Nicholson. I humbly conceive such orders tend very much to his Majesty's service and to the improvement of the revenues in that Colony and that Col. Nicholson may very well deserve your Lordships' approbation of his care and conduct in the discharge of his trust. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 37–40.
Feb. 12. Money warrant for 31l. 8s. 0¾d. to Smart Goodenough, for the overpayment on his account as sheriff of Somerset to 1699 Sept. 29.
25l. 14s. 4¾d. to Nicho. Ansell for same as same of Herts.
33l. 14s. 5½d. to Nathan Long for same as same of Norfolk.
(Money orders dated April 2 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 257. Order Book V, p. 262.
Feb. 12. Letter of direction for the following issue out of Civil List moneys:—
to the Chamberlain of London for the poor of the City 1000 0 0
Disposition Book XV, p. 246.
William Lowndes to Auditor Done to permit William Borrett, Treasury Solicitor, to inspect any account of Mr. Nicholas Baker lying in your Office. (The like letter to Auditor Bridges.) Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 313.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to apply to the Earl of Ranelagh for so much of the subsistence money of the Company of Foot in Newfoundland as is directed to be applied towards their victuals by the Establishment for the said Company: to be towards the charge of the provisions directed to be made ready for said Company ut supra p. 200. Ibid., p. 314.
Feb. 13. Money warrant for 2,133l. 7s. 2½d. to the Farmers of Post Fines for so much answered direct to the King by the sheriffs of the counties for the years ended 1699 Sept. 29 and 1700 Sept. 29 over and above the farm rent of 2,276l. per an. (Money order dated April 2 hereon). Money Book XV. p. 259. Order Book V, p. 256.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to forbear process against Andrew Huddleston, late Receiver General of Taxes for Cos. Cumberland and Westmorland. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 26.
[?] Undated indenture between the Treasury Lords of the one part and the Honble. James Saunderson, William Glanville senr. of the Middle Temple, and Henry Villiers Esq. of the other whereby the said Lords constitute the said Saunderson &c. as their deputies [or Commissioners] in the Alienation Office during pleasure. Ibid., pp. 27–8.
Feb. 13. Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies to be struck for the Farmers of Post Fines (Thomas late Earl of Berks. and Sir Robert Howard Kt. deceased) for the sum of 2,276l. which has been answered to the Crown direct by the sheriffs of the counties: as certified by Peter Frowde Deputy Clerk of the Pipe: viz. for the year ended Michaelmas 1698.
(The like warrant for the like sum upon the like certificate for the year ended Michaelmas 1699.) Ibid., p. 34.
Feb. 14. Letter of direction for 51l. 13s. 2d. to the Paymaster of the Works to be paid to Rene Cousin for 2 bills for gilding at Windsor Castle. Disposition Book XV, p. 247.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burchett [Secretary to the Admiralty]. My Lords have put off till to-morrow the business that was to have been considered this day before the Admiralty Lords and the Navy Board. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 313.
Feb. 14. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners for a state of the whole debt of the Navy due at this time on the several heads of the Navy expense. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 313.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Robert Grahame praying that the money due to him for clothing the Earl of Romney's Regiment of Foot Guards for the year 1700 may be paid to him out of the offreckonings of that year, part of which are in the hands of Capt. Piper, the agent, and Mr. Pauncefort. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wrenn to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Mr. Ford, housekeeper [of the King's house] at Newmarket, concerning a piece of ground there called the Hand and Sword belonging to the King on which several people have built shops, sheds, and stables. Ibid., p. 314.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay to Richard Hitchens late collector of St. Ives port and Samuell Midleton another officer there a reward of a moiety of a seizure of 53l. 6s. 0d. English money attempted to be exported: all in accordance with the order of the Lords Justices of 1696 June 25. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 119.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Marriott merchant for reasonable time to pay his debt of 515l. 14s. 5d. to the King for Duties on tobacco, he having received very great losses by sea and by factors. Reference Book VII, p. 411.
[? Feb. 14.] Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer Seal to Henry Seymour Esq. of several lands in tenements in Co. Berks, parcel of the lands of Thomas Loder outlaw: at a rent of 27s. 5d. per an. and fine of 54s. 10d.
The like of a same to Thomas Elton alias Martin of several lands &c. in Co. Berks. part of the lands of said Loder: at a rent of 8s. 4d. per an. and fine of 16s. 8d. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 31.
Feb. 14. Treasury warrant to Thomas Newton, woodward of Whittlewood and Salcey Forest in Co. Northampton and Bucks, to fell sufficient stakewood in said forest for the staking of the several coppices as follows which are above 21 years growth and may be felled and sold this season for the Queen Dowager's service: viz. the Little Straits Coppice in the Walk of Joseph Gibbs, keeper of Salcey Forest; Blackhedges Coppice in Hazelborough's Walk, Leas Coppice in the Gullet Walk and Armitage Coppice in Shrobb Walk in Whittlewood Forest. Ibid.
Feb. 15. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to seal the goods of the French Ambassador at his house in Piccadilly in order to their transport to France. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 314.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Green, late Receiver for Co. Stafford, praying an allowance for his extraordinary charges in his receipt. Reference Book VII, p. 411.
Feb. 17. Letter of direction for 300l. to Bernard Granville out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XV, p. 247.
William Lowndes to Henry Baker. Lay before my Lords a list of the weekly payments made by you. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 314.
Same to Auditor Done to hasten the accounts of the 2 old Marine Regiments. Ibid., p. 315.
Feb. 18. Same to the Customs Commissioners to report as to the enclosed bonds and entries of Mr. Geo. Luke Burrish et al of merchandise for India which you scruple to pass because of 440 pieces of iron ordnance mentioned therein. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Jennings, late Excise Collector for Gloucestershire, praying allowance of several sums in his accounts viz. 60l. for a dishonoured bill of one Mayo and 97l. for a like of one Martin of Evesham and for charges in prosecuting same and 16l. for a horse which he killed by his speedy coming to town concerning process against Mayo. Reference Book VII, p. 411.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to forbear issue of process against Samuell Hughson as deputy to Roger Whittley, Receiver General of Crown Land revenues for Co. Chester: who is now upon his account. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 21.
Feb. 19. Royal warrant dated Kensington to Sir Thomas Trevor, Attorney General, to prepare a privy seal to discharge the baronet fee of 1095l. due from Sir Nich. Van Acker [Vanacker]. (Privy seal dated Feb. 27 hereon.) (Treasury warrant dated Feb. 1 [sic for March 1] to the Receipt for tallies of discharge accordingly.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 444. Money Book XV, p. 260.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the payment of 2,600l. per an. to the Earl of Portland from 1700 Xmas on his proposal for keeping up the gardens at Hampton Court and Kensington only, as in lieu of his undertaking as by the privy seal of 1696 May 14 for 4,800l. per an for keeping up all the royal gardens ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XI, p. 116. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 447–8.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay to Col. Farrington for the officers of his Regiment 623l. 2s. 8½d. for respits, etc., on the Companies of Capt. John Bickley and Capt. Thomas Phillips which exceed by so much the pay of the said Captains, the said sum to be paid out of the 192l. 7s. 10d. already deducted and in your hands and the balance out of such sums as shall be due to said Captains on account of half pay for the future. Ibid., p. 448.
Same to same to pay the several poor widows [of officers, &c.] as follows the respective sums named, as royal bounty: viz.
Martha Wingfeild, Elizabeth Robinson, — Ormsby, Egidia Grymes, Maria Whaley, Judith Hawley, Mary Fullerton, Beatrice Clud each 40l.
Margaret Westcomb, Elizabeth Bourk, Phillippa Sutton, Elizabeth White, Mary Tempest, Sarah Carlisle, Cornelia Corker, Mary Parry, Priscilla Yewell, Penelope Bolton, Philippa Connock, Deborah Colhowns, Jane Adams, Grissel Sandys, Elizabeth Collyer, Frances Hyniosa, Isabella Morrison, Sarah Butler, Elizabeth Norwood, Mary Danvers, Jesyna O'bryan, Margarett Hooks: each 30l.
Frances Boswell, Ann Penetier, Ann Guyon, Elizabeth Risley, Margrett White, Mary Evans, Ann Babington, Susanna D'Arbonne, Mary Price, Sybill Carew, Elizabeth Cole, Eve Campbell, Elizabeth Camble, Abigail Russell, Mary Butler, Elizabeth Mouse, Christiana St. Clair, Martha Bayly, Margarett Stocker, Frances Lindsey, Hellen Moor, Blanch Laws, Elizabeth Russell, Ann Jellett, Elizabeth Seaton, Ann Jones, Margarett Moss, Sarah Griffith, Margarett Chambers each 20l.
Martha Barnard 30l.
Katherine Price, Mary Dobson, Ann Morgan, — Hind each 20l.
(total, 1670l.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 449.
Feb. 19. Royal sign manual for 1,000l. to Robert Harley, without account for and towards providing his equipage as Speaker of the House of Commons, being the like sum usually allowed to former Speakers "for that occasion." (Money warrant dated Feb. 25 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 25 hereon.) Ibid., p. 450. Money Book XV, p. 257. Order Book V, p. 246. Disposition Book XV, p. 251.
Same for 783. 9s. 6d. to Capt. George De la Vale (De la Vall), 545l. 19s. 6d. thereof in full of his extraordinary disbursements on the Agents from the Emperor of Morocco from the time of their arrival in England to Nov. 15 last from which time 15l. a week is ordered for them through the Cofferer of the Household; and the remaining 237l. 10s. 0d. for the value of 1,000 dollars at 57d. per dollar expended by the said Captain in his negotiation with the Emperor of Morocco more than was contained in his last account of 7811 dollars for that service. (Money warrant dated Feb. 27 hereon.) (Money order dated March 5 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 2 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 452. Money Book XV, p. 260. Order Book V, p. 254. Disposition Book XV, p. 261.
Same for 1,530l. 17s. 6d. to the Lottery pensioners as royal bounty for one year to Xmas last on their respective pensions ut supra Tr. Cal. XV, p. 250. (Money warrant dated ?Feb. 27 hereon.) (Money order dated March8 hereon.) King's Warant Book XX, p. 453. Money Book XV, p. 258. Order Book V, p. 163.
Money warrant for 500l. to Henry Baker for Crown law charges. (Money order dated Feb. 19 hereon). Money Book XV, p. 255. Order Book V, p. 246. Disposition Book XV, p. 251.
Same for 462l. 10s. 0d. to James Vernon for last Xmas quarter on his salary as a Principal Secretary of State. (Money order dated Feb. 20 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 255. Order Book V, p. 246. Disposition Book XV, p. 250.
Feb. 19. Treasury warrant to the Receipt to split a tally levied Oct. 25 last upon William Glanville as Receiver General of First Fruits in favour of the Earl of Bath to complete 625l. due to him upon a moiety of an annuity of 5,000l. payable to him under the royal patent of 1691 Aug. 15: to wit by taking in and cancelling same and striking in place thereof 5 tallies on same. Money Book XV, p. 256.
Same to the Excise Commissioners for the Excise Collector of Co. Norfolk to allow 160l. to the owners, adventurers and fishermen of Great Yarmouth for one year to Sept. 29 last on the allowance for Excise of beer for the North Sea and Herring Fishery. Ibid., p. 257.
Money order for 253l. 8s. 6d. to Sir Charles Hedges for 50 days Nov. 4 last to Dec. 24 last on his salary as a Principal Secretary of State. (Money order dated Feb. 25 hereon). Ibid., p. 257. Order Book V, p. 246. Disposition Book XV, p. 250.
Dormant same for the salary of 1,000l. per an. to Sir Thomas Bury as a Baron of the Exchequer. Money Book XV, p. 258.
Money order for 20l. to William Rogerson, clerk, for his passage to Virginia [whither he is going chaplain]. Order Book V, p. 211. Disposition Book XV, p. 248.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayt to report on the enclosed petitions [missing] of Capt. Lieut. John Wimprie, Lieut. Richard Trotter and Lieut. Hans Finley praying to be inserted on an additional Establishment of Half pay. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 315.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Daniell Hooper as collector of the Four and a Half per cent Duty at Ostins in Barbados in place of his father who is superannuated.
Walter Evans as a waiter and searcher in Swansea port loco Lewis Thomas who has relinquished same.
Rowland Prichard as a same ibid loco John Prichard who has relinquished same.
— Copeland as a same at Allonby in Whitehaven port loco Henry Brook who has relinquished. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 117, 118.
Same to same to permit the export in the ship Scipio, Luke Burrish commander, of 440 pieces of iron ordnance for India, exported by George Luke Burrish and others merchants: it appearing from the certificate of John Gardner, Secretary to the [New] East India Company that Thomas Bowry and John Spencer & Co. had by transference and licence from certain subscribers under the Act for establishing said Company a right to trade to the East Indies: the matter of the export of the said ordnance having been referred to the Secretary of State, who pending the King's decision, was content same might be permitted to sail into the Downs on security not to go beyond sea until further declaration of the King's pleasure: and it being now the King's pleasure that the ship be not detained from proceeding on her voyage. Ibid., pp. 118–9.
Feb. 19. Fresh Treasury order of reference on the petition of Thomas Rowney ut supra Tr. Cal. vol. XI, p. 159. Reference Book VII, p. 154.
Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Lords Justices of Ireland to pay to Capt. Richard FitzPatrick 1,142l. 15s. 4¾d. in satisfaction of quit rents in Meath, Louth, and Longford belonging to him by grant from Charles II dated 1678 Dec. 2 to Francis Earl of Longford in trust for Col. John FitzPatrick: all in accordance with the report of the late Lords Justices dated June 21 last, several of the said quit rents from 1693 Oct. 1 to 1699 Nov. 8 ("within the term of 21 years") having been collected and paid into the Treasury of Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 113–4.
Same to same to pay to Narcissus, Archbishop of Dublin and Henry, Earl of Drogheda 100l. each for each calendary month from the date of the present Lords Justices' receiving the sword until the arrival of the Earl of Rochester as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland: and to be abated out of the said Lord Lieutenant's allowances. Ibid., p. 115.
Feb. 20. Letter of direction for 1,000l. to William Lowndes for secret service. Disposition Book XV, p. 248.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to take in loans on credit of yesterday's vote of the House of Commons not exceeding 500,000l. for the Fleet and 50,000l. for Guards and Garrisons. (Same date Feb. 25 to same to take in such loans either in money or Exchequer Bills.) Ibid., pp. 248, 249.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of James Boddington and partners praying that the money due to them for clothing furnished for the First Regiment of Foot Guards in 1698 and 1699 may be paid out of the offreckonings of said Regiment for the year 1700. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 315.
Feb. 21 Money order for 40l. to John Low and Peter Le Neve, Deputy Chamberlains of the Receipt, for 1700 Michaelmas and Hilary terms on their additional fee for sorting and ordering records in the Treasury of the Receipt. Order Book V, p. 247.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay Charles Noden 6 months' subsistence for the Company of Foot of Brigadier Selwin's Regiment going to Bermuda, he having agreed to give it forthwith a credit for 8 months payable fortnightly to the Governor of the said Island. Take from him bills for the said 8 months' subsistence accordingly. Disposition Book XV, p. 249.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to apply as follows the 15,000l. lately put into your hands for the service of the Victualling viz.:
for payment of bills of exchange and other Contingencies 3400
for Necessary Money to the pursers and short provision on foreign voyages 3000
for flesh 8100
for Short Allowance [Money] 500
Feb. 21. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Nathaniel French merchant for stay of prosecution for a short entry of part of 10,000l. worth of goods which he bought of the Old East India Company. Reference Book VII, p. 411.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Henry Washington for renewal of lease of a parcel of marsh land called Poynton Cow Pasture ut supra p. 190 granted in May 1673 to Col. Legg afterwards Lord Dartmouth and Sir John Packington in trust for the four daughters of Col. Henry Washington. Ibid., p. 412.
Feb. 22. William Lowndes to Auditors Done and Bridges. By order of the House of Commons there is to be laid before them an account of the orders and directions given by the Treasury Lords with relation to the accounts of the Treasurer of War and Treasurers of the Navy and of the proceedings thereon. You are to attend the Treasury next Monday with an account what proceedings any of the said Treasurers have made in their accounts. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 315.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Auguste de Laspey for payment of 27l. 7s. 6d. due to him as a Captain in Col. Bellcastle's Regiment. Ibid, p. 316.
Feb. 24. Same to Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, for an account what debts owing before the Revolution have been paid at the Exchequer since the accession of William III: to be laid before the House of Commons by order of the said House. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. In reply to your memorial of the 21st inst concerning Mr. Joshua Cross, my Lords do not insist on their recommendation of him as a Collector of Excise. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to attend my Lords to-morrow with such proposals as have been made to you for furnishing the Navy with hemp. Bring with you a state of the accounts of former Treasurers of the Navy. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Robt. Butler Esq. of the petition of William Cumming, vicar of Whistenden [Whissendine] Co. Rutland shewing that the said vicarage has been held by sequestration or by worse title for above 30 years past and that the Sequestrators and those that served the cure have neglected to pay Tenths ever since the Restoration and that petitioner has met with much opposition in entering to the living notwithstanding he had the King's title; therefore praying that the arrears of Tenths may be forgiven. Reference Book VII, p. 412.
Feb. 25. Letter of direction for 500l. to the Earl of Ranelagh; to be paid over to Thomas, Lord Fairfax upon account of his pension of 600l. per an. Disposition Book XV, p. 249.
Feb. 25. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to imprest 251l. 12s. 2d. to the Marquis of Carmarthen, late Colonel of the late First Marine Regiment, for abatements for the Regimental clothes viz. 128l. 16s. 8d. for the late Capt. Philip Overton's Company and 122l. 15s. 6d. for the late Capt. Charles Barrington's Company. Disposition Book XV, p. 249.
Same to Auditor Done to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Thomas Knatchbull relating to his arrears of pay and half pay as Muster Master to the Marine Regiments late under the Marquess of Carmarthen and Sir Cloudesley Shovell. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 316.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. In response to your two advertisements only two merchants tendered for supply of hemp and that but for small quantities and at the large price of 40l. a ton which you take to be very extravagant. You are forthwith to treat with merchants for the supply of hemp by commission. Ibid., p. 317.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the inhabitants of Portland. Ibid.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Pierre Vergue for payment of 13l. 9s. 1¾d. due to him as administrator to Isaac Gondes deceased a Lieutenant in the late Regiment commanded by Lord Lifford. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Edward Nicholas of the petition of Susanna Jones, widow of John Jones, Page of the Backstairs to the late Queen, for payment of a half year's salary to her late husband. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 408.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint of the petition of John Bingham goldsmith for payment of money due to him as Inspector in the Mint viz. for 409 days at 10s. a day. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Vanbrugh, the Comptroller of the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office, of the petition of Alexander Fort for payment of 60l. for making a coffin for the Duke of Gloucester and providing gilt handles, hinges, and nails for the same. Reference Book VII, p. 412.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of George London, Chief Gardener to the King and Deputy Superintendent of all His Majesty's Gardens, praying a building lease of a small piece of ground at the east end of the woodwork belonging to the Royal Garden and adjoining a passage lately made from Spring Gardens into St. James's Park. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Lovis Loubier shewing that he has been but a short time in England and was informed by some French merchants who have lived here these dozen years that he might import ambergrease and Hungary Water by paying an Italian Duty; which he has accordingly imported from Leghorn but same are seized because he is not willing to pay a French Duty for them. Ibid.
Feb. 25. Same to Auditor Done of the petition of the Clothiers of the two late Marine Regiments shewing that 6,000l. is due to them for clothing same in April 1697 but same were soon afterwards broke and most of the men were formed into the four late Marine Regiments under Colonels Brudenall, Colt, Mordant and Seymour: therefore praying to be satisfied out of the balance due to the officers of the said four late Marine Regiments. Ibid.
Feb. 27 Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to allow in the accounts of the Independent Company in the Island of St. Christopher the sum of 644l. 1s. 0d. respited on the musters thereof during the time same was commanded by the late Col. Thomas Hill, late Governor of said Island: all on the petition of Margaret Hill his widow and in consideration of the charge of recruiting the said Company, the loss of men by frequent desertions, the unhealthiness of the place and other her said husband's sufferings and services. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 450.
Treasury warrant to the Receiver of the Duties on Houses &c. Co. Kent to pay the salary of 80l. per an. from 1700 Sept. 29 to David Jones as surveyor of said Duties. Money Book XV, p. 36.
Same to the Receipt for tallies of pro on the Excise for 143l. 2s. 10½d. for 17¾ years' (1683 Lady day to 1700 Xmas) arrears of Excise due before 1699 Dec. 25 to Robert Williamson of London merchant in part of 1,065l. due to him for 6 per cent. perpetual interest on 1,000l. assigned to him by Sir Robert Vyner. Ibid., p. 259.
Money warrant for 20l. to John Sharp, clerk, for his passage to the Leeward Islands whither he is going chaplain.
20l. to Mr. Cuningham, clerk, for same to Jamaica as a same. (Money orders dated March 3 and 4 hereon.) Ibid, p. 259. Order Book V, pp. 115, 244.
Letter of direction for 94l. 4s. 0d. to Thomas Hardy, late sheriff of Dorset for his surplusage. Disposition Book XV, p. 251.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Austen proposing his sureties, detailed, for his collecting the arrears of taxes uncollected by Morgan Whitley in Cos. Chester, Anglesea, Carnarvon, Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth, Montgomery, Brecon, Cardigan, Carmarthen and Radnor.
appending: a schedule of the said uncollected arrears of taxes. Reference Book VII, pp, 414–5.
Feb. 28. Letter of direction for 15,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh out of loans to be made by said Earl on the late Vote of Credit for the Subsistence of the Forces: and to be applied as in part of 10 weeks' subsistence to the Forces from Xmas last. Disposition Book XV, p. 251.
Same for 29,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton as Treasurer of the Navy as follows, viz.:
out of loans in the Exchequer on the late Vote of Credit for the Fleet
for the Victualling Commissioners to buy flesh 12000
for wages, to wit to be advanced to the Captains of the men of war for procuring seamen 2000
out of loans to be made by said Littleton on credit of the late Vote of Credit
for the Victualling Commissioners for the service of the Victualling in General 15000
Disposition Book XV, p. 252.
Feb. 28 Letter of direction for 1170l. 10s. 0d. to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber: to be paid to the Master of the Buckhounds for half a year to Xmas last on the established allowance for the Buckhounds. Ibid., p. 253.
Same for 200l. to the Paymaster of the Works for Seignior Verrio on account of his painting work: to be paid by 100l. forthwith and 100l. on March 28. Ibid., p. 255.
Treasury warrant to Charles Godfrey Esq., Master of the Jewel House, to provide and deliver to Robert Harley, Speaker of the House of Commons, the like quantity of white and gilt plate as was provided for Sir Thomas Littleton when Speaker. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 35.
[sic for March] 1.
Money warrant for 1200l. to William, Earl of Portland, Superintendent of the Gardens, for 1699 Sept. 29 quarter on his allowance for keeping his Majesty's Gardens. (Money order dated March 6 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 260. Order Book V, p. 248.