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Secret Service Payments: William Lowndes

Pages 757-788

Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 17, 1702. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1939.

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William Lowndes's Secret Service Books.

The remaining 21 leaves of T 38/735 are blank. Henry Guy's official career terminated abruptly. On the 16th February, 1694–5 as a Member of the House of Commons he was committed to the Tower for taking a bribe of 200 guineas in connection with the East India Company investigation and the prosecution of Sir Thomas Cooke. (C.J. XI, p. 236).

Two months' later on the 17th April, 1695 a motion in the House that he should be expelled was lost on the previous question. (Ibid., p. 307). But shortly before, whilst still a prisoner in the Tower, he resigned his place of Secretary to the Treasury (Luttrell III., p. 458 under date 6 April, 1695).

As was generally expected his place was given to William Lowndes, chief clerk in the Treasury Office, and from the 29th April 1695, Lowndes received and paid the Secret Service moneys so far as operated through the Treasury, exactly as his predecessor, Henry Guy, had done.

The succeeding volumes of Secret Service payments are in William Lowndes's hand viz., Vol. I. T38/736, covering the years 1695–1701, and Vol. II., T 38/737, covering the reign of Queen Anne. As far as concerns the nature of the payments and the names of the payees Lowndes's volumes do not differ from Henry Guy's. But in the point of form they differ radically. Guy's record is a statement of account in correct form, that is by way of charge and discharge or debit and credit. Lowndes on the other hand sets out no formal statement of charge but contents himself with preserving the original receipt, in most cases with the autograph signature of the recipient. That is to say the recipient signs the entry in the book itself. In the case of receipts signed by the King himself and in sundry other cases, Lowndes has pasted the receipt into the volume; shewing that the money, and a loose receipt form, were taken to the King wherever he was and the King signed the receipt there and then. At the conclusion of each account Lowndes contents himself with a brief statement of the total money received out of the Exchequer for Secret Service and of the total payments made by him as evidenced by the signed receipts.

Furthermore, these statements of account are at irregular intervals, not at the regular quarter days as Guy's accounts had been.

All the following entries of payments therefore are signed acknowledgments by the payees of the payments made to them on the date stated.

William Lowndes's Secret Service Accounts.

£ s. d.
1695, April 29, William III, 765l.: We acknowledge to have received of our trusty and well beloved William Lowndes, Esq. out of our moneys put into his hands for our Secret Service the sum of 600 guineas at the rate of five and twenty shillings and six pence each guinea amounting to 765l.: this 29th day of April, 1695." (at the head) William R. T 38/736, p. 1. 765 0 0
May 4, William III: 300l. received from William Lowndes out of the like moneys. (Sign manual as above) Ibid. 300 0 0
William III: 3000l. received from same: out of the like moneys. (Sign manual as above). Ibid., p. 2. 3000 0 0
May 11, Monsieur Boyer: 141l. 18s. 6d.: received from same pursuant to his Majesty's directions "in satisfaction of the like sum by me paid for his Majesties' service" (Signed) Paul Boyer. (Ibid.) 141 18 6
May 14, Dr. Otes: 50l.: received from same as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed) Titus Oates. Ibid. 50 0 0
May 28, Alice Shipton: 5l.: received of same as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed) Alice Shipton. Ibid., p. 3. 5 0 0
June 7, Sir James Hayes: 5l.: received of same "as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty to carry me into Ireland; in consideration whereof I do hereby promise not to trouble the Treasury with any further solicitations for his Majesty's bounty": witness my hand, James Hayes. Ibid. 5 0 0
1695, June 11, Four persons who assisted his Majesty's sentinels 8l.: received of Mr. Lowndes "by us Charles Spurl, tyre smith; Christopher Burroughs farrier; Robert Cooper, baker; John Neal labourer: being 40s. a piece as of his Majesty's bounty to us for assisting his Majesty's sentinels in the suppressing a late riot in the Haymarket." (Signed: John Neale, and the mark of the other three). Ibid 8 0 0
June 12, Mrs. Ann Umfrey, widow: 15l.: received of same as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty to carry me to Ireland. Signed: Ann Amfrey. Ibid 15 0 0
June 14, Mr. Bernard Granville 27l. 10s. 0d.: received of same in satisfaction for my charges and expenses about receiving 300l. for one year's rent due to me for Mote Park at Lady day last 1695. Signed, B. Granville. Ibid., p. 4. 27 10 0
June 17, Thomas Vale, chimney sweeper: 2l.: received of same, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty for assisting his Majesty's sentinels in suppressing a late riot in the Haymarket. The mark of Thomas Vale. Ibid. 2 0 0
June 24, under clerks of the Treasury: 57l.: received of same for one quarter's salary to this day for our services in the Treasury, by order of the Treasury Lords: signed: £ s. d.
George Booth 12 10 0
Chris[topher] Tilson 12 10 0
Thos. Lowndes 12 10 0
Edwd. Webster 12 10 0
Tho. Bendyshe 5 0 0
Hen. Segar 2 0 0
Ibid 57 0 0
June 26, Dr. Oates: 50l.: received of same as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed) Titus Oates. Ibid., p. 5 50 0 0
June 27, John Rowill: 5l.: received of same for one quarter on the allowance of 20l. per an. (as of his Majesty's bounty to me) ended at Midsummer last 1695. (Signed) John Rowill. T38/736, p. 5. 5 0 0
1695, June 27, Capt. John Shales: 125l.: received of Wm. Lowndes on the allowance of 500l. per an. in consideration of my pains and services in examining and inspecting all contracts, memorials, certificates and papers that are or shall be presented to the Lords of the Treasury by the Officers of the Navy, Victualling or Ordnance and of making entries of the same in Books to be by me kept for that purpose and for certifying their Lordships thereof from time to time as occasion shall require: and is for the quarter ended at Midsummer last 1695. (Signed) John Shales. Ibid. 125 0 0
Tho. Smeaton: 5l.: received of same: for one quarter on my allowance of 20l. per an. (as of his Majesty's bounty) [and is for the quarter] ended at Midsummer last 1695. (Signed) Tho. Smeaton. Ibid. 5 0 0
William Buss: 2l.: received of same, for one quarter on my allowance of 8l. per an. as of his Majesty's royal bounty [and is for the quarter] ended at Midsummer last 1695. (Signed) William Buss. Ibid., p. 6. 2 0 0
George Simpson: 5l.: received of same for one quarter ended the 24th inst. on my allowance of 20l. per an. as of his Majesty's bounty. (Signed) Geo. Simpson. Ibid. 5 0 0
Mrs. Mary Sutton: 25l.: received of same as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed) Mary Sutton. Ibid. 25 0 0
Mr. Eddowes for Charles Roach: 20l.: received of same by me John Eddowes for the use of Charles Roach as of his Majesty's royal bounty to him, the said Roach, for half a year ended at Midsummer last. (Signed) John Eddowes. Ibid. 20 0 0
1695, July 3, Mr. John Peters: 25l.: received of same: as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed) John Peters. Ibid. 25 0 0
Mrs. Mary Bedford: 10l.: received of same: as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed) Mary Bedford. Ibid., p. 7. 10 0 0
Memorandum: Mrs. Bedford to expect no more from the Treasury.
Margaret Lancaster: 10l.: received of same: as of his Majesty's bounty to carry her home to Berwick: (the mark of) Margaret Lancaster. Ibid. 10 0 0
Memorandum: never to trouble the Treasury any more.
July 4, Mr. Lewis Puel: 5l. 5s. 0d.: received of same: for foreign Gazettes and other Intelligencies furnished to the Treasury Lords in the months of April, May and June last; being after the rate of 2 pistolls per month. (Signed) Puel. Ibid. 5 5 0
July 10, Mary Mansell: 10l.: received of same: as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed) Mary Mansell. Ibid. 10 0 0
Dr. Titus Oates: 150l.: received of same: as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed) Titus Oates. Ibid., p. 8 150 0 0
July 17, Col. Philip Howard: 30l.: received of same: for one quarter due at Midsummer last on my allowance of 120l. per an. as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed) Philip Howard. Ibid. 30 0 0
Mr. Purbeck Halles: 25l.: received of same: as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed) Purbeck Halles. Ibid. 25 0 0
July 24, Mr. Nathaniel Ponder: 4l.: received of same: in satisfaction of so much due to me for stationery ware which I furnished to the Committee for Trade and Plantations. (Signed) Nath. Ponder. Ibid. 4 0 0
1695, July 26, William Courtney: 5l.: received of Wm. Lowndes: as of his Majesty's bounty for the charges of sending a messenger with a letter to Col. Henry Lutterell in Flanders. (Signed) Will. Courtnay. T 38/736, p. 8. 5 0 0
Mr. Eddowes for Madame Elizabeth Villiers: 900l.: received of same for the use of Madame Elizabeth Villiers and by her direction: as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed) John Eddowes.
Prefixing: letter from the said Eliz. Villiers to William Lowndes. "I have received yours, which I give you thanks for. I send Mr. John Eddowes, the bearer, to receive the 900l. and to give a receipt for it. If you please to order him what time he shall go for the other sum you mention next week he will wait of you for it. Your despatch in this and [in e]verything that I have troubled you with has much obliged." (Autograph signature). Ibid., p. 9. 900 0 0
Aug. 1, Mr. Eddowes for Mrs. Elizabeth Villiers: 1000l.: for her use and by her direction: as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed) John Eddowes.
Prefixing: Letter from the said Eliza. Villiers to said Lowndes "Pray do me the favour to pay to Mr. John Eddowes the thousand pound you ordered him to go for and you will oblige." (Autograph signature). Ibid. 1000 0 0
Aug. 7, John Gant, late a Serjeant in Capt. Kane's Company in the Regiment of Foot commanded by Col. Frederick Hamilton: received of same 40s.: as of his Majesty's bounty to carry me into Ireland: and the further sum of 40l. as of his Majesty's bounty to John Winder late a soldier in Capt. Armstrong's Troop in the Regiment of Horse commanded by Col. Wood: [as same] to carry him to the Bath for the recovery of his health. The mark of John Gant. Ibid., p. 10 4 0 0
1695, Aug. 15, William Allingham for taking the dimensions in order to the printing a table of the prices of stampt vellum and parchment. (Autograph signature). Ibid. 3 0 0
John Gillibrand as of his Majesty's bounty for discovering a private printing press in Fetter Lane according to a certificate of Sir William Trumbull, one of his Principal Secretaries of State, pursuant to his Majesty's Proclamation of 13 Sept., 1692 (Signed: John Gellibrand). Ibid. 20 0 0
Aug. 16, Peter Le Neve for copies taken out of the Black Book in the Receipt of the Exchequer for the service of the Lords of the Treasury. (Autograph signature). Ibid 2 0 0
Sara Land as of his Majesty's bounty. (The mark of Sarah Land). Ibid., p. 11. 1 0 0
John Neal for copying three Books containing quarterly abstracts of accounts of his Majesty's Income and Expense from Michaelmas, 1694 to Midsummer, 1695 for the use of the Commissioners of Accounts. (Signed: John Neale). Ibid. 15 0 0
Aug. 30, The Baron de Ronsele, as of his Majesty's bounty. (Signed: Corthny Ronsele). Ibid. 10 0 0
Aug. 31, John Dwyre on my allowance of 2s. a day as of his Majesty's bounty, to wit, for 100 days from 22 April last to July 31 last; from which 31 of July the said allowance is made payable to me at the Receipt of his Majesty's Exchequer. (Signed: John Dwyre) Ibid. 10 0 0
Sept. 7, Thomas Lowther in satisfaction of so much by me expended in business relating to his Majesty's Treasury. (Signed: Tho. Lowther). Ibid., p. 12. 3 13 6
Sept. 9, Thomas Durfey, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: T. Durfey). Ibid. 50 0 0
1695, Sept. 11, Dr. Titus Oates as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty towards the payment of my debts. (Signed: Titus Oates). T 38/736, p.12. 200 0 0
Sept. 18, Mary Tagg, widow, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (The mark of Mary Tagg). 10 0 0
Memorandum: in consideration of the said 10l. the said Mary Tagg is to trouble the Treasury no more. Ibid.
Margaret Abernethy as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Maratt Abernathay). Ibid., p. 13 5 0 0
Oct. 2, Mrs. Mary Sutton, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Mary Sutton). Ibid 25 0 0
Col. Ph. Howard, for one quarter on my allowance of 120l. per an. as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty: due at Michaelmas last. (Signed: Philip Howard). Ibid. 30 0 0
Dr. Thomas Plume, Vicar of East Greenwich, for one year's tithes for Greenwich Park, ended at Michaelmas last. (Signed: Tho. Plume). Ibid. 5 0 0
Dr. Titus Oates on my allowance of 200l. per an. as of his Majesty's bounty and is for one quarter ended at Michaelmas last 1695. (Signed: Titus Oates). Ibid., p. 14 50 0 0
Mr. Purbeck Halles, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Purbeck Halles). Ibid 25 0 0
under clerks of the Treasury as follows for one quarter's salary for our services in the Treasury ended at Michaelmas last 1695: by order of the Treasury Lords: viz.
£ s. d.
Chris[topher] Tilson 12 10 0
Tho. Bendyshe 5 0 0
E[dward] Webster 12 10 0
Tho. Lowndes 12 10 0
Geo. Booth 12 10 0
Hen. Segar 2 0 0
Ibid. 57 0 0
1695, Oct. 3, George Simpson for one quarter due at Michaelmas last 1695: on the allowance of 20l. per an. as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Geo. Simpson). Ibid. 5 0 0
William Buss for one quarter ended at Michaelmas last 1695: on my allowance of 8l. per annum as of his Majesty's bounty. (Signed: William Buss). Ibid., p. 15 2 0 0
John Peters, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: John Peters). Ibid 25 0 0
Henry Killigrew as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Hen. Killigrew). Ibid. 50 0 0
Thomas Smeaton for one quarter ended at Michaelmas last 1695 on my allowance of 20l. per an. as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Tho. Smeaton). Ibid. 5 0 0
Mr. Thomas Lowther for so much by me expended upon receiving 273l.3s.2d. at the Exchequer for the charges of passing a commission for taking subscriptions for an Hospital at Greenwich; and for a privy seal for taking in loans on the Act for Reversionary Annuities; and other disbursements. (Signed: Tho. Lowther). Ibid. 7 2 0
Oct. 7, John Rowill, for one quarter ended at Michaelmas last 1695 on the allowance of 20l. per an. as of his Majesty's royal bounty to me. (Signed: John Rowill). Ibid., p. 16 5 0 0
Oct. 14, Mr. Lewis Puel for Foreign Gazettes and other Intelligences furnished to the Treasury Lords in the months of July, August and September last; being after the rate of 2 pistolls per month. (Signed: Puele). Ibid. 5 5 0
James Armitage for myself and the present Attorney General's chamber clerks for our labour and pains in transcribing several Public Acts which passed in the last Session of Parliament viz.:
£ s. d.
the Tunnage Act 0 5 0
the Aid of 4s. in the £ 3 6 0
the Act for punishing Mutineers 0 4 0
the Act for granting the Duties on Marriages 2 9 0
for transcribing four times the Act for a General Pardon 5 0 0
(Signed: J. Armitage). 11 4 0
T 38/736, p. 16.
1695, Oct. 17, Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper, relict of Col. Arnold Cooper, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Eli. Cooper). Ibid., p. 17 5 0 0
Mr. Henry Shales, viz.: 50l. in full of all demands of salary due to John Shales, my late father deceased as one of the Auditors of Revenue; and 100l. for examining and inspecting of contracts, memorials, certificates and papers presented to the Treasury Lords by the officers of the Navy, Ordnance and Victualling and for making entries of the same in Books and making reports thereof from time to time to their Lordships as occasion required [and is for the quarter] between Midsummer 1695 and Michaelmas following. (Signed: Henry Shales) Ibid. 150 0 0
The King. "We acknowledge to have received of our trusty and well beloved William Lowndes, Esq. out of the moneys put into his hands for our Secret Services the sum of 1000l. this seventeenth day of October, 1695 in the seventh year of our reign." William R. Ibid. 1000 0 0
Rudolph Kien on the allowance of 200l. per an. which his Majesty is pleased to make me for my travelling charges and is for half a year due thereupon at Michaelmas last 1695. (Signed: R. Kien). Ibid., p. 18 100 0 0
1695, Nov. 2, Edward Howard, as of his Majesty's bounty, for half a year to Michaelmas last. (Signed: E. Howard). Ibid. 50 0 0
Henry Killigrew, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty: to be esteemed for the quarter ended at Michaelmas last. (Signed: Hen. Killegrew). Ibid. 50 0 0
Nov. 8, Mr. Bendyshe, being the charges expended in passing a new Commission of the Treasury under the great seal of England. (Signed: Tho. Bendyshe). Ibid. 97 17 0
Nov. 16, Mr. John Neal, in satisfaction for my labour and pains in transscribing the quarterly account kept at the Treasury of all his Majesty's Incomes and Expense etc. from Midsummer 1695 to Michaelmas following and several other papers and accounts for the use of the Commissioners for taking the Public Accounts of the Kingdom. (Signed: John Neale). Ibid. 12 0 0
Nov. 20, Mr. Henry Killigrew, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty: (Signed: Hen. Killegrew). Ibid., p. 19 30 0 0
Nov. 25, Mrs. Ann Fitzharrey, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: A. Fittsharrey). Ibid. 20 0 0
Mr. Eddows for the use of Mr. Cha. Roach as of his Majesty's royal bounty for the quarter ended at Michaelmas. (Signed: John Eddowes). Ibid. 10 0 0
Nov. 27, Mr. Hen. Killigrew, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty (Signed: Hen. Killegrew). Ibid. 20 0 0
Samuel Pratt, clerk, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Sa. Pratt). Ibid., p. 20 100 0 0
Dec. 3, Mr. Percivall Brunskill, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Percivall Brunskell). Ibid. 50 0 0
1695, Dec. 3, Dr. Titus Oates as in part of 50l. for the quarter to end at Xmas next as of his Majesty's royal bounty. (Signed: Titus Oates). T 38/736, p. 20. 20 0 0
Mr. Simon Clement as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty towards the charge of printing a 'Short Discourse concerning the Coyne.' (Signed: Simon Clement). Ibid. 10 0 0
Mr. William Bowtell for extracts out of the Notary and Brokers' Books of the Exchange for 10 years past and also of the prices of bullion. (Signed: W. Bowtell). Ibid. 4 0 0
Dec. 10, John Neal, labourer, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty for assisting his Majesty's sentinels in suppressing a late riot in the Haymarket. (Signed: John Neale). Ibid., p. 21. 2 0 0
Dec. 26, Dr. Titus Oates, to complete the sum of 50l. on my allowance of 200l. per an. as of his Majesty's bounty: for the quarter ended at Xmas 1695. (Signed: Titus Oates). Ibid. 30 0 0
William Buss for one quarter ended at Xmas last 1695 on my allowance of 8l. per an. as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: William Buss). Ibid. 2 0 0
Thomas Smeaton for one quarter ended at Xmas last 1695 on my allowance of 20l. per an. as of his Majesty's royal bounty. (Signed: Tho. Smeaton). Ibid. 5 0 0
George Simpson for one quarter ended at Xmas last past on my allowance of 20l. per an. as of his Majesty's bounty. (Signed: Geo. Simpson). Ibid. 5 0 0
Under Clerks of the Treasury as follows for one quarter's salary ended at Xmas last 1695 for our services in the Treasury by order of the Treasury Lords: viz.
Hen. Segar 2 0 0
Chris[topher] Tilson 12 10 0
Tho. Bendyshe 5 0 0
Edwd. Webster 12 10 0
Thos. Lowndes 12 10 0
Geo. Booth 12 10 0
(Autograph signatures in each case). Ibid., p. 22 57 0 0
1695, Dec. 26, "His Majesty pays yearly to the Minister of St. Margarets, Westminister, for the tyth of certain ground in Kensington lying in the said parish of St. Margarets the sum of 4l. 7s. 0d. which is payable every year at Michaelmas and there are two years due viz.: 9l. 2s. 0d. [at] Michaelmas last." Witness my hand: N. Onley.
Followed by: receipt by Samuell Brown, for the abovewritten Dr. Nicholas Onely, for 9l. 2s. 0d. for 2 years' tithes of certain lands in Kensington "as he is Vicar of the parish of St. Margarets Westminster." Ibid. 9 2 0
Col. Philip Howard for one quarter due at Xmas last 1695 on my allowance of 120l. per an. as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Philip Howard). Ibid., p. 23 30 0 0
John Rowill for one quarter due at Xmas last 1695 on the allowance of 20l. per an. as of his Majesty's bounty to me. (Signed: John Rowill). Ibid. 5 0 0
1695–6, Jan. 2, Mrs. Mary Sutton, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Mary Sutton). Ibid. 25 0 0
John Peters, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: John Peters). Ibid. 25 0 0
Jan. 3, Mr. Purbeck Halles, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Purbeck Halles). Ibid., p. 24 25 0 0
Monsieur Luis Puel, for Foreign Gazettes and other Intelligencyes furnished for the use of the Treasury Lords in the months of October, November and December last past, being after the rate of 2 pistolls per month. (Signed: L. Puel). T 38/736, p. 24 5 5 0
1695–6, Jan. 7, Mrs. Margaret Thomas, widow of Capt. Thomas, late of Brigadier Selwyn's Regiment, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Margrat Thomas). Ibid. 10 0 0
Jan. 8, Mr. Henry Baker, for his Majesty's particular service and pursuant to his command. (Signed: Hen. Baker). Ibid. 200 0 0
Mr. Henry Shales for one quarter ended at Xmas last 1695 on the allowance of 100l. per an. for inspecting, examining and entering the contracts, memorials and certificates relating to the Navy, Ordnance and Victualling and reporting to the Treasury Lords from time to time as occasion requires. (Signed: Henry Shales). Ibid. 25 0 0
Mathew Cohoone, in reward for my labour and pains in attending the Treasury Lords at Whitehall and Kensington in the year from Xmas 1694 to Xmas 1695. (The mark of Matthew Cohoone). Ibid., p. 25 10 0 0
Jan. 14, John Taylour: to wit 342l. 5s. 0d. for fees paid at the Exchequer and Treasury, as well for the receiving the sum of 10,000l. directed to be issued to Mr. Lowndes for his Majesty's Secret Services by a warrant under his royal sign manual dated 25 April 1695, as on the paying thereout the respective sums aforementioned to the several persons and uses above specified; and 29l. 13s. 0d. for my own labour, pains, hazard and incident charges relating thereunto and to keeping the account thereof. (Signed: J. Taylour). Ibid. 371 18 0
The moneys received by William Lowndes for his Majesty's Secret Services pursuant to the above sign manual 10000 0 0
The Payments thereout by his Majesty's direction as by the aforegoing acquittances are 10000 0 0
remains nothing.

So the accomptant is Even and Quit.

Examined: Cha. Montague, 15 January, 1595–6.

Memorandum: The account from the acquittances was signed and allowed by his Majesty at Kensington the same 15th day of January, 1695–6, containing 5 sheets of paper and remains in Mr. Lowndes's hands. Ibid.

1695, Dec. 16, "Received then of William Lowndes, Esq. by me, Thomas de Savoye, Comte de Soissons, pursuant to his Majestie's particular directions and command and for his Majestie's service, the sum of 1500 0 0
(Signed: Thomas de Savoye, Comte de Soissons). T 38/736, p. 27.
Dec. 18, The King. "We acknowledge to have received of and from our trusty and well beloved William Lowndes, Esq. out of the moneys put into his hands for our Secret Service the sum of 1500 0 0
(Signed: William R.). Ibid.
1695–6, Jan. 1, The King: The like receipt for "the sum of 500 guineas at the rate of 30s. for each guinea" amounting to 750 0 0
(Signed: William R.) Ibid.
Jan. 16, Mr. Joseph Shayle, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: J. Shayle). Ibid., p. 28 300 0 0
Jan. 21, John Eddowes for the use of Mr. Charles Roach, as of his Majesty's royal bounty: for the quarter ended at Xmas 1695. (Signed: John Eddowes). Ibid. 10 0 0
Mr. Gerard Fitz-Gerald for the copy of the Coynage Bill made at the Parliament House for the use of the Lords of the Treasury. (Signed: Ger. Fitzgerald). Ibid. 1 10 0
Jan. 22, Rudolph Kien, Esq., Closet Keeper to his Majesty; [and is] for one quarter ended at Xmas last 1695 on my allowance of 200l. per an., which his Majesty is pleased to allow me for travelling charges. (Signed: R. Kien). Ibid. 50 0 0
Jan. 27, Mr. Augustine Jones by his Majesty's command and for his Majesty's particular service. (Signed: Augustine Jones). Ibid. 250 0 0
Feb. 1, Elizabeth Rainsford for the use of Susanna Foxton for a quarter ended at Xmas last on the allowance of 100l. per an., which his Majesty is pleased to allow to the said Susanna Foxton. (Signed: Eliz. Rainsford). Ibid., p. 29 25 0 0
1695–6, Feb. 1, John Neale for my labour and pains in transcribing the Reports and Opinions of divers persons concerning the coin of this kingdom. (Signed: John Neale). Ibid. 6 0 0
Feb. 7, Dr. Titus Oates, in part of 50l. for the quarter to end at Lady day 1696 on my allowance of 200l. per an. (Signed: Titus Oates). Ibid. 10 0 0
Feb. 12, Henry Baker, by his Majesty's particular command and for his service. (Signed: Hen. Baker). Ibid. 100 0 0
Feb. 14, Mr. Bendyshe, being charges expended in passing a privy seal for receiving money, etc. on the Act of Parliament for enlarging the time for the purchasing Reversionary Annuities; and a [royal] letter to the Lord Deputy of Ireland for revoking the Commission for Forfeitures in that kingdom and directing the Commissioners of the Revenue to take care thereof [i.e. of the said forfeitures]. (Signed: Tho. Bendysh). Ibid., p. 30. 27 12 6
Feb. 20, Mr. Bernard Granville in satisfaction for my charges and expenses about receiving 225l. for three quarters of a year's rent due to me for Mote Park at Xmas last 1695. (Signed: B. Granville). Ibid. 20 12 6
Feb. 21, Barbara Roach, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Barbara Roch). Ibid. 15 0 0
Feb. 22, William Bowtell for translating a book out of Dutch relating to coin; for the service of the Treasury. (Signed: W. Bowtell). Ibid. 5 0 0
Tho. Bendyshe, being for the charges in passing two privy seals: viz.: one for transferring loans to and receiving loans on the 4s. Aid, and the other for authorising the Treasury Lords to appoint Receivers General of the said Aid. (Signed: Tho. Bendyshe). Ibid., p. 31 50 2 6
1695–6, Feb. 28, Dr. Titus Oates to complete the quarter ending at Lady day next 1696 on my allowance of 200l. per an. (10l. thereof having been already paid). (Signed: Titus Oates). T 38/736, p. 31. 40 0 0
March 19, Thomas Percivall as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Simon Cleament, Richard Smart, Tho. Percivall). Ibid. 50 0 0
The King. "We acknowledge to have received of and from our trusty and well beloved William Lowndes, Esq. out of the moneys put into his hands for our Secret Services, the sum of 300 guineas, at the rate of 25s. each guinea, amounting to 375l." (Autograph Sign Manual of Wm. III. at the head of the receipt). Ibid. 375 0 0
March 21, James Ranken, pursuant to his Majesty's command in satisfaction of so much by me expended for his Majesty's special service. (Signed: J. Rankin). Ibid., p. 32 578 0 0
March 24, Tho. Bendyshe, being for the charges expended in passing a privy seal for taking in loans on the Act for enlarging the times for purchase of the reversions on annuities; and a privy seal for taking in loans on the Second Continued Impositions; as likewise for fees paid at the Exchequer by order of the Treasury Lords for moneys paid to Lord Lucas for diet of prisoners etc. (Signed: Tho. Bendyshe). Ibid. 60 8 0
March 27, Thomas Smeaton for one quarter ended at Lady day last 1696 on my allowance of 20l. per an. as of his Majesty's bounty. (Signed: Tho. Smeaton). Ibid. 5 0 0
George Simpson for the same quarter on my allowance of 20l. per an. as of his Majesty's bounty. (Signed: Geo. Simpson). Ibid. 5 0 0
March 28, William Buss for same quarter on the allowance of 8l. per an. as of his Majesty's bounty. (Signed: William Buss). Ibid., p. 33 2 0 0
1696, March 28, Henry Killigrew, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Hen. Killigrew). Ibid. 50 0 0
Col. Philip Howard for 1696 Lady day quarter on my allowance of 120l. per an. as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Philip Howard). Ibid. 30 0 0
March 30, Rudolph Kien for same quarter on my allowance of 200l. per an. for travelling charges. (Signed: R. Kien). Ibid. 50 0 0
March 31, John Eddowes for the use of Mrs. Lundy, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: John Eddowes). Ibid. 25 0 0
John Eddowes for the use of Charles Roach, being for last Lady day quarter on the allowance of 40l. per an. as of his Majesty's bounty to the said Roach. (Signed: John Eddowes). Ibid., p. 34 10 0 0
John Rowill for same quarter on the allowance of 20l. per an. as of his Majesty's royal bounty. (Signed: John Rowill). Ibid. 5 0 0
Purbeck Halles, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Purbeck Halles). Ibid. 25 0 0
John Peters, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: John Peters). Ibid. 25 0 0
April 2, Elizabeth Rainsford for the use of Susanna Foxton, for 1696 Lady day quarter on the allowance of 100l. per an. as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Eliz. Rainsford). Ibid. 25 0 0
The under Clerks of the Treasury as follows for same quarter's salary for our services in the Treasury, by order of the Treasury Lords: viz.:
£ s. d.
Chris[topher] Tilson 12 10 0
E. Webster 12 10 0
Thos. Lowndes 12 10 0
Geo. Booth 12 10 0
Tho. Bendyshe 5 0 0
Hen. Segar 2 0 0
57 0 0
(Autograph signatures in each case). Ibid., p. 35.
1696, April 2, Henry Shales for same quarter on my allowance of 100l. per an. for inspecting, examining and entering the contracts, memorials and certificates relating to the Navy, Ordnance and Victualling and reporting to the Treasury Lords from time to time as occasion requires. (Signed: Henry Shales). T 38/736, p. 35 25 0 0
Luis Puel for Foreign Gazettes and other Intelligencies furnished to the Treasury Lords in the months of January, February and March last, being after the rate of 2 pistolls per month. (Signed: Puel). Ibid. 5 5 0
April 6, John Povey, in satisfaction of so much by me paid to John Smith, Constable of Chard in Co. Somerset, which by an order of March 28 last was directed to be paid to him viz. 50l. thereof for his own use and the other 50l. to be equally divided between Samuel Bishop, William Hawkes, John Question and Henry Fowler for the charges of their journey from Chard and loss of time, etc. (Signed: John Povey). Ibid., p. 36. 100 0 0
April 10, The King. "We acknowledge to have received of and from our trusty and well beloved William Lowndes, out of the moneys put into his hands for our Secret Services the sum of 600 guineas at the rate of 22 shillings each guinea, amounting to 660l." (Sign manual of William R. prefixed). Ibid. 660 0 0
April 11, Ann Traherne, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Anne Traherne). Ibid. 20 0 0
Joseph Shayle, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Jos. Shayle). Ibid., p. 37. 250 0 0
Henry Killigrew, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Hen. Killegrew). Ibid. 50 0 0
April 25, John Harrington for the use of John Wilson, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: John Harrington). Ibid. 100 0 0
1696, April 28, The King. "We acknowledge to have received of and from our trusty and well beloved William Lowndes Esq., out of the moneys put into his hands for our Secret Services, the sum of 1000 guineas at the rate of 22 shillings each guinea amounting to 1100 0 0
(Sign manual William R. prefixed). Ibid.
April 29, Henry Killigrew, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Hen. Killegrew). Ibid., p. 38 100 0 0
April 30, The King. "We acknowledge to have received" etc. as above 1000 guineas at 22s. each guinea, amounting to 1100 0 0
(Sign manual: William R.). Ibid.
John Taylour, viz. 345l. 18s. 6d. in satisfaction of so much for fees paid at the Exchequer and Treasury as well for receiving the sum of 10,000l. directed to be issued to William Lowndes for his Majesty's secret services by a warrant under his Majesty's royal sign manual dated 20 November 1695, as on paying thereout the respective sums to the several persons and uses above specified; and 20l. for loss by guineas and for my own labour, pains, hazard and incident charges relating thereunto and to the keeping the account thereof. (Signed: Jo. Taylour). Ibid. 365 18 6
Summary.
£ s. d.
The moneys received by William Lowndes Esq. for his Majesty's secret services pursuant to the abovesaid sign manual 10000 0 0
The payments made thereout by his Majesty's direction as above amount 9914 9 0
so remains in the hands of the said Mr. Lowndes, 1st May 1696, which is to be carried to his next account 85 11 0
Examined 1 May, 1696, Cha. Montague [Chancellor of the Exchequer], autograph signature; and signed and allowed by the King, the same 1st of May, 1696. Ibid.
1696, May 7, John Cocks, 10l. for the use of William Bridgeman Esq., by him paid by direction of the Lords of the Privy Council to several persons for apprehending Mr. Cornwallis, Mr. Ricaut, Mr. Trapp and Mr. Serjeant: 5l. for the use of Mr. Blathwayt and 20s. for Mr. Richard Coling, expended by them by like direction of his Majesty's Privy Council. (Signed: John Cocks). T 38/736, p. 40 16 0 0
May 13, Thomas Percivall for the use of my son George Percivall for service by him performed in riding with Acts of Parliament to Berwick and other places in the North by order of the Lords of the Treasury. (Signed: Tho. Percivall). Ibid. 29 4 0
Mrs. Martha Balliol, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (The mark of Martha Balliol). Ibid. 20 0 0
May 18, Seigneur [Vincentius] Coronelli, Geographer to the Republic of Venice, 100 guineas, pursuant to an order from the Lords Justices, as a gratification for a present by me made to their Excellencies [the Lords Justices] in his Majesty's name and for his use of "diverse Geographically Works." (Signed: Vinc Coronelli). Ibid. 110 0 0
May 19, Thomas Durphy, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: T. Durfey). Ibid., p. 41 20 0 0
William Meritt, for the hire of two houses for the entertainment of the Venetian Ambassadors. (Signed: Will. Meritt). Ibid. 70 0 0
May 23, Dr. Titus Oates for a quarter to end at Midsummer next on my allowance of 200l. per an. (Signed: Titus Oates). Ibid. 50 0 0
Henry Killigrew, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Hen. Killigrew). Ibid. 20 0 0
1696, June 6, Henry Killigrew, for two weeks ended this day on the allowance of 4l. per week. (Signed: Hen. Killigrew). Ibid. 8 0 0
June 13, Henry Killigrew, for the week ended this day. (Signed: ut supra). p. 42 4 0 0
June 23, Tho. Bendyshe, being the charge of passing 3 privy seals: viz.: one to authorise the Treasury Lords to appoint Receivers General of the Duties on Houses; one for taking in loans on the Duties on Low Wines; and the other for taking in loans on the Act for the Land Bank. (Signed: Tho. Bendyshe). Ibid. 67 19 6
June 23, Mr. R. Powys, being the charges of passing a patent to Thomas Hall, Esq. of a piece of ground whereon St. James's Market stands for the term of 99 years. (Signed: R. Powys). Ibid. 74 12 0
Elizabeth, Countess of Orkney, as of his Majesty's royal bounty: for a quarter to Lady day. (Signed: Eliz. Orkney). Ibid. 500 0 0
Christopher Tilson, for the charge of passing the last Commission of the Treasury. (Signed: Chris. Tilson). Ibid., p. 43 97 17 0
Charles Twitty, for a year's extraordinary labour, charges and service performed in the Office of Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer: to Lady day last 1696. (Signed: Cha. Twitty). Ibid. 100 0 0
John Ayres, for designing, writing and engraving on a copper plate the Exchequer Bills authorised by a late Act of Parliament. (Signed: John Ayres). Ibid. 23 2 6
June 24, Col. Philip Howard for one quarter due this day on my allowance of 120l. per an. as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Philip Howard). Ibid. 30 0 0
James Vernon, 32 guineas in satisfaction of so much by me paid by directions of the Lords Justices to an engineer sent to his Majesty's Fleet. (Signed: Ja. Vernon). T 38/736, p. 44 35 4 0
1696, June 25, John Rowill, for one quarter ended June 24 instant on the allowance of 20l. per an. as of his Majesty's bounty. (Signed: John Rowill). Ibid. 5 0 0
George Simpson, for same quarter on my allowance of 20l. per an. as of his Majesty's bounty. (Signed: Geo. Simpson). Ibid. 5 0 0
Thomas Smeaton, for same quarter on my allowance of 20l. per an. as of his Majesty's bounty. (Signed: Tho. Smeaton). Ibid. 5 0 0
June 27, William Buss, for same quarter on the allowance of 8l. per an. as of his Majesty's bounty. (Signed: Willm. Bus). Ibid. 2 0 0
Samuel Pratt, clerk, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Sa. Prat). Ibid., p. 45 50 0 0
John Eddowes, for the use of Mrs. Martha Lundy for a quarter ended at Midsummer last. (Signed: John Eddowes). Ibid. 25 0 0
July 2, Purbeck Halles, for same quarter, as of his Majesty's bounty. (Signed: Purbeck Halles). Ibid. 25 0 0
July 3, John Peters, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty; for a quarter to Midsummer last. (Signed: John Peters). Ibid. 25 0 0
July 6, John Eddowes, for the use of Charles Roach, for a quarter to Midsummer last, as of his Majesty's bounty. (Signed: John Eddowes). Ibid. 10 0 0
July 16, Henry Shales for one quarter due at Midsummer last 1696 on my allowance for inspecting the contracts, memorials, etc. relating to the Navy, Ordnance and Victualling. (Signed: Henry Shales). Ibid. 25 0 0
Monsieur Luis Puel, for Foreign "Gazettes and other Intelligencys" furnished to the Lords of the Treasury in the months of April, May and June last, being after the rate of 2 pistolls per month. (Signed: L. Puel). Ibid., p. 46 5 5 0
1696, July 17, Uriah Brereton, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty (Signed: Brereton). Ibid. 30 0 0
Tho. Bendyshe, being for the charges of passing two privy seals: viz.: one for taking in loans on the Duties on Houses and the other for taking in loans into the Exchequer in clipt moneys at 5s. 8d. an ounce. (Signed: Tho. Bendyshe). Ibid. 47 7 6
Ann Palmer, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (The mark of Ann Palmer). Ibid. 3 0 0
Richard Norris, in satisfaction of all bills for coach hire for the clerks of the Treasury and others attending the Lords of the Treasury at Kensington for two years ended the 30th of April last. (The mark of Richard Norris). Ibid. 44 4 0
Under clerks of the Treasury as follows for a quarter's salary due at Midsummer last for our services in the Treasury; by order of the Treasury Lords: £ s. d.
Chris[topher] Tilson 12 10 0
Tho. Bendyshe 5 0 0
Thos. Lowndes 12 10 0
Geo. Booth 12 10 0
E. Webster 12 10 0
Hen. Segar 2 0 0
57 0 0
(Autograph signatures). Ibid., p. 47.
July 20. William Bayley, for travelling charges in attending the Treasury Lords at Kensington between the 15th October 1695 and the 11th of May last. (Signed: Wm. Bayley). Ibid. 7 10 0
July 21, Dr. Titus Oates for a quarter to end at Michaelmas next on my allowance of 200l. per an. as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty to me for my support and maintenance. (Signed: Titus Oates). In the margin: a note of payments made [evidently to Oates] 20l. June 18.
10l. July 3.
20l. July 15.
50l. 50 0 0
T 38/736, p. 47.
1696, July 23, Elizabeth, Countess of Orkney, as of his Majesty's royal bounty; for a quarter to Midsummer last. (Signed: Eliz. Orkney). Ibid., p. 48 500 0 0
July 30, Elizabeth Rainsford for the use of Susanna Foxton, for one quarter ended at Midsummer last on the allowance of 100l. per an. to the said Mrs. Foxton as of his Majesty's royal bounty. (Signed: Eliz. Rainsford). Ibid. 25 0 0
July 31, William Middleton, for necessary charges in prosecuting several persons concerning [concerned] in defrauding his Majesty of the Customs due upon the importation of foreign wheat. (Signed: Wm. Middleton). Ibid. 20 0 0
Aug. 3, Richard Poyke, for the use of Henry Killigrew, Esq. for 7 weeks on his allowance of 4l. a week from 13 June last to the 1st August instant. (Signed: Richd. Poyke). Ibid. 28 0 0
Aug. 4, Ann Mansell for myself and four sisters, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Ann Mansell). Ibid., p. 49 10 0 0
Richard Aplin, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Rich. Aplin). Ibid. 10 0 0
Mr. Tho. Bendysh for the charges of passing a privy seal to authorise the receiving of loans on the Exchequer in General in clipt money by weight at the rate of 5s. 8d. an ounce until the 20th of this instant August. (Signed: Tho. Bendyshe). Ibid. 24 12 6
Dr. Titus Oates, in part of a quarter to end at Xmas next on my allowance of 200l. per an. (Signed: Titus Oates). Ibid. 20 0 0
1696, Aug. 14, John Gibbons and Anthony Dunn for and towards the charges of our travelling into the country for his Majesty's special service. (Signed: Anth. Dunn: the mark of John Gibbons). Ibid. 20 0 0
Aug. 17, Richard Poyke for Henry Killigrew Esq., for two weeks to the 15th inst. on his allowance of 4l. a week. (Signed: Richd. Poyke). Ibid., p. 50 8 0 0
Aug. 19, François de Souligné (Mr. Francis Souligné) as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: François de Souligné). Ibid. 30 0 0
Aug. 20, Thomas Lowther for the charges of passing a privy seal to authorise the taking in of 300,000l. loans on the Salt Act (over and above 500,000l. authorised to be borrowed thereupon by former letters of privy seal) any part whereof may be in clipt money until the 14th of September next at 5s. 2d. an ounce and 6d. an ounce recompense. (Signed: Tho. Lowther). Ibid. 24 12 6
Aug. 25, Thomas Papillon, as of his Majesty's royal bounty, by way of addition to my salary as one of the Victuallers of the Navy. (Signed: Tho. Papillon). Ibid. 1000 0 0
Sept. 1, Richard Poyke, for Henry Killigrew Esq., for 2 weeks due the 29th August last on his allowance of 4l. a week. (Signed: Richard Poyke). Ibid 8 0 0
Thomas Lowther for the 5 clerks of the Treasury, as of his Majesty's royal bounty to pay so much as remained due from them at Midsummer last on the assessments (for these respective employments at the rate of 100l. per an. apiece) to the second, third and fourth 4s. Aids as follows: William Lowndes 20l. on the second Aid, 5l. on the third Aid.
Richard Powys, 20l. on the second, 20l. on the third and 10l. on the fourth: William Glanville the like; William Shaw the like; John Taylour 10l. on the second, 20l. on the third and 10l. on the fourth 4s. Aid. (Signed: Tho. Lowther). T 38/736, p. 51 240 0 0
1696, Sept. 4, Culverwell Needler, 50 guineas amounting to 55l. as of his Majesty's bounty and in reward for services by me performed. (Signed: Culverwell Needler). Ibid. 55 0 0
Sept. 12, Thomas Lowther, for fees and other charges by me expended by direction of the Treasury Lords as follows: viz.: for fees paid at the Exchequer and Treasury for 1500l. issued to Col. Charles Godfrey by the sign manual of July 9 last (80l. 1s. 6d.): ditto on 300l. to Lord Lucas by sign manual of same day in satisfaction of so much expended by him (14l.); ditto on moneys paid to several others as bounty by virtue of sign manuals viz. 50l. to Capt. Crofts, 50l. to Mr. Kingston, 100l. to Sir Thomas Lawrence (13l. 13s. 0d.) for fees paid at the Treasury and Signet Office for his Majesty's warrant for granting to William Watson the estates of David and Peirce Nagle (6l. 7s. 0d.): and
for charges of passing a privy seal for taking in loans in clipt money at 5s. 8d. an ounce until 29 Sept. inst. (24l. 12s. 6d.): and for the charges of my journey and my own pains in going to the Lord Privy Seal's at High Clere in Hampshire to get [his signature to] the said privy seal (4l. 4s. 0d.); and for a journey to Sir Joseph Herne at Tunbridge (3l.).
to the clerks at the Exchequer for entering several Commissions of the Treasury (3l.).
(Signed: Tho. Lowther). Ibid. 148 18 0
Sept. 14, Richard Poyke, for the use of Henry Killigrew for 2 weeks ended the 12th inst. on his allowance of 4l. a week. (Signed: Richd. Poyke). Ibid., p. 52 8 0 0
Sept. 18, Richard Hoare, as of his Majesty's bounty to Tregonwell Frampton Esq.: in tallies on the Excise. (Signed: Richard Hoare). Ibid. 1000 0 0
1696, Sept. 18, Richard Emmatt for the use of Baptist May Esq., as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty: in tallies on the Excise. (Signed: Richard Emmatt. Attached to this entry is a power in the form of a letter dated 17 Sept. 1696 from said May to said Emmatt "to receive any moneys due to me at the Exchequer"). Ibid. 1500 0 0
Dr. Titus Oates, in further part of the quarter to end at Xmas next. (Signed: Titus Oates). Ibid. 15 0 0
John Robinson, appointed his Majesty's Agent at Stockholm; as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: J. Robinson]. Ibid. 100 0 0
Ann Ashbury, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (The mark of Ann Ashbury). Ibid. 2 0 0
Elizabeth, Countess of Orkney, as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty: in tallies on the Excise. (Signed: Eliza. Orkney). Ibid., p. 53 2500 0 0
Sept. 30, Thomas Smeaton for one quarter ended at Michaelmas 1696 on my allowance of 20l. per an. as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Tho. Smeaton). Ibid. 5 0 0
Dr. Thomas Plume, vicar of East Greenwich, for one year's tithes for Greenwich Park to Michaelmas 1696. (Signed: Tho. Plume). Ibid. 5 0 0
Oct. 2, John Rowill for one quarter to Michaelmas last on my allowance of 20l. per an. of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: John Rowill). Ibid. 5 0 0
Col. Philip Howard for same quarter on my allowance of 120l. per an. as of his Majesty's bounty. (Signed: Philip Howard). Ibid. 30 0 0
Oct. 3, John Eddowes, for the use of Mrs. Martha Lundy, for same quarter on her allowance of 100l. per an. as of his Majesty's bounty. (Signed: John Eddowes). Ibid., p. 54 25 0 0
1696, Oct. 8, William Buss for last Michaelmas quarter on the allowance of 8l. per an. as of his Majesty's bounty. (Signed: William Buss). T 38/736, p. 54. 2 0 0
Richard Poyke, for the use of Mr. Killigrew; for 3 weeks to this day on his allowance of 4l. a week. (Signed: Richd. Poyke). Ibid. 3 0 0
Oct. 9, Dr. Titus Oates, to complete the quarter to end at Xmas next on his allowance of 200l. per an. (Signed: Titus Oates). Ibid. 15 0 0
John Eddowes, for the use of Charles Roach, for 1696 Michaelmas quarter on the allowance of 40l. per an. (Signed: John Eddowes). 10 0 0
John Peters, as of his Majesty's royal bounty, for a quarter ended at Michaelmas last. (Signed: John Peters). Ibid., p. 55
Peter Varanguen for the use of Madame Beauclair, as of our free gift and royal bounty to her for the quarter ended at Michaelmas 1696. (Signed: Peter Varanguen). Ibid. 25 0 0
Elizabeth Rainsford, for the use of Susanna Foxton, for same quarter on the allowance of 100l. per an. to the said Mrs. Foxton as of his Majesty's royal bounty. (Signed: Eliz. Rainsford). Ibid. 25 0 0
Oct. 16, Thomas Lowther for taxes on the five clerks of the Treasury, as of his Majesty's bounty, to discharge so much assessed on them to the present 4s. Aid for the third quarterly payment due at Michaelmas last. (Signed: Tho. Lowther). Ibid. 25 0 0
The under clerks of the Treasury for a quarter's salary due at Michaelmas last "for our services in the Treasury" by order of the Treasury Lords: £ s. d.
Thos. Lowndes 12 10 0
E. Webster 12 10 0
Hen. Segar 2 0 0
G. Booth 12 10 0
Chris[topher] Tilson 12 10 0
Tho. Bendyshe 5 0 0
57 0 0
(Autograph signatures). Ibid.
1696, Oct. 19, Rudolph Kien, for half a year to Michaelmas last on my allowance of 200l. per an. as of his Majesty's royal bounty for my travelling charges. (Signed: R. Kien). Ibid., p. 56 100 0 0
Oct. 20, George Simpson for one quarter to Michaelmas last on my allowance of 20l. per an. as of his Majesty's bounty. (Signed: Geo. Simpson) 5 0 0
Thomas Lowther: viz.: 24l. 5s. 6d. for the charge of passing a privy seal for making good the annuities charged on the Tonnage out of the Salt Act; and 4l. 4s. 0d. for my own charge and pains in riding to the Lord Privy Seal's at High Clere in Hampshire for the same. (Signed: Tho. Lowther). Ibid. 28 9 6
Henry Shales for one quarter to Michaelmas 1696 on my allowance for inspecting etc., contracts etc., relating to the Navy, Ordnance and Victualling. (Signed: Henry Shales). Ibid. 25 0 0
Oct. 24, Richard Poyke for 3 weeks to this day on the allowance of 4l. a week to Henry Killigrew as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty. (Signed: Richd. Poyke). Ibid. 12 0 0
Oct. 29, The King. "We acknowledge to have received of and from our trusty and well beloved William Lowndes, out of the moneys put into his hands for our Secret Services, the sum of 600 guineas, at the rate of 22s. each guinea: amounting to" 660 0 0
(Signed: William R.). Ibid., p. 57.
John Taylour, to wit 170l. 11s. 6d. in satisfaction of so much by me paid and expended for fees and charges at the Exchequer and Treasury relating to divers sums of money received and paid for his Majesty's Secret Services between 30 April last and this 29 October inst.: and 20l. for my own labour, pains, hazard and incident charges about the same and the keeping the accompt thereof. (Signed: Jo. Taylour). T 38/738, p. 57. 190 11 6
The charge.
money which remained in the hands of William Lowndes at the foot of his last account for his Majesty's Secret Services, which closed 1 May 1696 85 11 0
money received by him for Secret Services pursuant to the royal sign manual of 30 March 1696 as by a certificate of Sir Robt. Howard, Auditor of the Receipt 10000 0 0
£10085 11 0
Discharge.
payments made thereout as above by his Majesty's direction £10281 9 6
and so remains due to this accomptant on the foot of this accompt and is to be allowed him in his next account of Secret Services. 195l. 18s. 6d.

Examined 5 Nov., 1696, by Cha. Montague [Chancellor of the Exchequer].

Signed and allowed by the King, 6 November, 1696. Ibid.