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Entry Book: April 1691, 1-10

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9, 1689-1692. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1931.

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April 1691, 1-10

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
April 1. Treasury warrant to Thomas Fox, Customs Cashier, to pay 100l. to the Mayor etc. of Berwick for one year to 1690, Lady day, on the annuity granted by Charles II for repairing and keeping up the bridge there built by James I over the Tweed. Money Book XI, p. 23.
William Jephson to Mr. [Charles] Fox to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Col. Beaumont, praying payment of 1,947l. 15s. 0d. for the use of his Regiment. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 31.
Same to same to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Lieut. Col. Hussey. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Sinclare, beltmaker, praying tallies for 233l. 4s. 0d. for belts furnished to Col. Mac Elligot's Regiment in 1688. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Sotherne [Secretary to the Admiralty]. By memorial of Feb. 3 last the Customs Commissioners have represented to the Treasury Lords that by the Act for preventing frauds [14 Car. II, c. 11] ships of war, whether foreign or belonging to the King, are liable to the same search as merchant ships : notwithstanding which there are frequent complaints that the commanders of men-of-war refuse the officers of the Customs to visit their ships, and at that time complaint was made from Bristol port that Capt. Audley, commander of the Smyrna frigate, so refused to suffer the officers at the Pill to visit said ship or her long boat, whereby opportunity was given to convey, from Virginia ships then lying in that port, what quantities of tobacco they pleased. Please represent this matter to the Admiralty Lords that they will be pleased to give order that all ships of war may be visited by the Custom House officers. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Cornish, owner and master of the Happy Return of Plymouth, setting forth that said vessel, being laden with provisions for Barbados, was put into the Plymouth list of ships permitted to go to the West Indies under the Order in Council of Nov. 18 last [? Nov. 15 last, see supra, p. 888], but just before the sailing of the West India [merchant] fleet petitioner fell sick, so that his vessel could not sail ; but he is since recovered, and his vessel still laden and ready to sail ; therefore praying leave to pass with protection for only three men : said petition being referred to the Treasury Lords by the Queen in Council Mar. 30 last. Reference Book VI, p. 308.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Samuell Ratcliffe and Benj. Andrews, brewers, showing that 2,000l. and upwards is due to them for beer supplied to the Victualling Commissioners and that the Excise Commissioners are pressing for the duty on the beer which they give the King credit for : therefore praying that the duty may be forborne [pending payment of their debt]. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Darbie, Receiver General for Dorset and Poole of the Review of the Poll and Additional Poll, the 3s. Aid [2s. Aid and 1s. Additional Aid] and the Last Poll, praying allowance of 126l. for his extraordinary charges therein ; his collections amounting to 28,714l., which he brought up [to London] at four several journeys by strong guards. Ibid, p. 309.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing], praying a grant of the ferry of Kinsale : said petition being referred by the Queen to the Treasury Lords. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 55.
April 2. Treasury allowance of the Excise Office quarterly salary bill, detailed, for 1691, Lady day quarter (total, 3,213l. 12s. 0d.). Money Book XI, pp. 26-8.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer : Disposition Book IX, pp. 98-9.
l. s. d.
Out of the [arrears of the] 2s. Aid and Additional 12d. Aid.
to the Earl of Bellomont for the Queen 2,000 0 0
to the Cofferer of the Household 2,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Chamber (marked in the margin respited) 2,000 0 0
to the Master of the Great Wardrobe 2,000 0 0
to the Paymaster of the Works 500 0 0
to me [Jephson] for secret service 100 0 0
(The remainder of the money of the abovesaid Aids to be reserved [for my Lords' directions].)
Out of the loans on the Twelve Months' Aid.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the growing week's subsistence [of the Forces, England], together with the half pay to the officers and 2,200l. for Mr. Vander Esch 8,762 15 0
to ditto for the Regiment of Fuzileers 300 0 0
to ditto for the First Troop of Guards and Grenadiers for 14 days' subsistence and half pay to the officers 574 18 8
to ditto for the Third Troop for the like 572 9 8
to Mr. Fox and Mr. Coningsby in part of 5,000l. to answer bills drawn from Dublin and Chester 2,000 0 0
to ditto for Capt. Ingram for shoes 500 0 0
to ditto for ditto for package 500 0 0
to ditto for the Earl of Portland for Capt. Zichmand, disbursed for his Majesty's service in Ireland 126 19 2
to ditto for the French Reformed officers upon account of their pay to enable them to go into the field 1,000 0 0
to ditto for Monsieur le Fond, Capt. Lieut. in [Col. Robert] Bierley's Regiment : an assignment upon Capt. Littleton's arrear of pay 57 0 0
to ditto for Monsieur Vander Esch upon account of Col. Lloyd's Regiment 1,000 0 0
to ditto for Mr. Bridges for waggon horses etc. 1,500 0 0
(Of the 6,683l. 19s. 2d. total of the above last eight items 2,624l. 14s. 0¾d. is to be issued out of loans as above and the remaining 4,059l. 5s. 1¼d. out of the Poll money, Double Excise and Tenths.)
Out of the remainder of the Poll money etc.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Commissioners of Sick and Wounded ; for prisoners at war 500 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance in further part for horses for the Irish [Artillery] Train 1,300 0 0
to ditto for Sir Polycarpus Wharton 750 0 0
to Mr. Bray on his pension 20 0 0
£25,064 2 6
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 75,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy out of a loan to that amount to be made by said Treasurer on the credit of the Twelve Months' Aid. Disposition Book IX, p. 99.
Same to same to direct the Tellers to take in such guineas until this day week at 1l. 1s. 10d. each as shall be lent by the citizens of London and others on the credit of any of the [Supply] Acts of Parliament. You are to take an account from the Tellers from day to day of the sums so lent in guineas and the names of the lenders. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition of Hen. Villiers, praying for the adjusting of accounts between Col. Cornwall and petitioner ; there being due to him [Villiers] 200l. for the clothing of his, petitioner's, Company of Foot which was annexed to Cornwall's late Regiment. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 32.
Same to the Solicitor General to report on the enclosed petition of Thomas Neale, with the papers annexed ; petitioner praying a grant of the American post [Office]. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to procure a royal warrant, to be signed by the Queen, authorising Charles Fox and Thomas Coningsby to pay 1,500l. to Isaac Pereyra, to be applied by him towards buying waggon horses for the carriage of bread for the Army in Ireland. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jeremiah Bonnet for some employment in the Customs, he having been bred a merchant and having attended some time at the water edge assisting at the delivery of East India ships ; and having also made great discoveries of prize goods. Reference Book VI, p. 308.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Capt. Crawford, shewing that he was security for his brother as collector of Hearthmoney ; that his brother was killed in action against Dundee in Scotland, and his accounts not being stated nor any books or papers left relating thereto, the Excise Commissioners call petitioner to account : therefore praying that his [surety] bond may be delivered up and cancelled. Ibid, p. 309.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Isaac Bonou[v]rier and Isaac Gelius, shewing that the "annexed petition" [missing] was referred to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, who made a report thereon : therefore praying for same to be referred to the Customs Commissioners. Ibid.
April 3. Money warrant for 20l. to Lodowick Bray for half a year to 1691, Lady day, on his pension. Money Book XI, p. 23.
Same for 2,878l. 19s. 1d. to Bernard Eales, their Majesties' goldsmith, for jewels, gold work and plate as follows delivered into the Jewel House since 1690, Aug. 12. (Money order dated April 4 hereon.)
Appending : certificate by Sir Francis Lawley, Master of the Jewel House, dated Mar. 16 last, that said Eales had delivered into the Jewel House as follows, viz. a fair onyx George set with large diamonds and a Garter set also with diamonds for the Duke of Zelle (600l.) ; 31oz. 17dwt. 18gr. of gold wrought into a collar with an enamelled George and a plain George for his said Highness [of Zelle] and other jewelling works (219l. 17s. 10d.) ; 1,002oz. 10dwt. 12gr. of new gilt plate, some part wrought and enchased (304l. 11s. 6d.) ; 2,011oz. 17dwt. 12gr. of new white plate (798l. 13s. 7d.) ; new making and gilding of 1,576oz. 4dwt. of her Majesty's store plate (311l. 12s. 1d.) ; new making 2,416oz. 2dwt. of their Majesties' white store plate (489l. 16s. 11d.) ; repairing, boiling, burnishing and adding silver in 3,551oz. 10dwt. of their Majesties' white store plate (48l. 6s. 4d.) ; engraving their Majesties' arms and cyphers upon most of the said plate (56l. 5s. 10d.) ; paid to the case maker, cutler etc., 13l. 5s. 0d. ; a Garter fee to the officers of the Jewel House, 21l. 10s. 0d. ; pens, ink, paper, coals etc. for the officers of the Jewel House from 1690, June 10, to 1690-1, Mar. 10 last, 15l. (William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay said 2,878l. 19s. 1d. to Eales out of the loan of 8,000l. in silver which is to be made by said Eales or by his procurement on the "Act for continuing several impositions on tobacco and sugars" [sic erratum for Act of 2 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 2, c. 5, for continuing duties on wines, vinegar and tobacco].)
Ibid, p. 24. Order Book III, p. 160. Disposition Book IX, p. 100.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to reserve 20,000l. of such money as shall come into the Exchequer on the imposition on tobacco and sugar, to complete the 60,000l. appropriated to the servants of Charles II pursuant to the Act [of 1 Wm. and Mary, c. 28]. Disposition Book IX, p. 99.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to assign to Sir Joseph Herne (who has a procuration from the President de la Tour, Envoy Extraordinary from the Duke of Savoy) the further sum of 5,000l. for the present month of April upon the orders which were put into your hands for the benefit of said Duke ; together with the interest which shall grow due for said 5,000l. from the day of making such assignment. Take care that the intermediate interest grown due between the dates of the orders and the said day of making the assignment be surcharged [on yourself] in your account [as Paymaster of the Forces, as] for their Majesties' service. Ibid, p. 100.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to cause tallies to be struck for the 1691, Lady day quarter, to the Duchess Dowager of Grafton and the Duke of Grafton on their pensions. Ibid, p. 101.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit the export to Ireland, Customs free, of clothing for three Regiments there as in the enclosed schedule [missing]. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 301.
Same to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to employ William Carter as agent for prizes in Dartmouth port loco Thomas Bower, the said Carter being more fitly qualified for the said employment. Warrants not Relating Money XIII, p. 404.
[? April 4.] Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to contain an indenture of contract between the King and Queen of the one part and Isaac Pereyra of the parish of St. James's, Westminster, gent., of the other, for the supply of bread by said Pereyra to the Army in Ireland, viz. for not more than 66,000lb. weight of bread per day for 12 months (or for nine months, as the King shall direct by his royal sign manual before May 10 next) from 1690, Oct. 10 : the consideration to be 12,000l. [in cash] paid to him by Charles Fox and Thomas Coningsby, Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland, and 113,468l. 15s. 0d. delivered to him by them in orders registered on the Additional Excise, making together 125,468l. 15s. 0d. ; being at the rate of five farthings for every pound weight of bread : the bread to be three-fourths of wheat meal and one-fourth of rye meal, and to be made into loaves of 3lb. weight or such other weight as the King shall direct : the wheat and rye to be of the growth of England and Wales and to be transported from such places as shall be convenient between St. Ives in Cornwall and Carlisle in Cumberland, unless he be authorised to receive any other wheat or rye by royal sign manual or by warrant of the Commander in Chief of the Army. (The formal portions of this indenture as to accounts, carriage, magazines, convoys etc. are repeated from the similar contract of the precedent year, supra, pp. 639-41, and specify biscuit as well as bread ; but the substantive portion of the present contract specifies only bread. The draft indenture concludes with a docquet dated April 4 and signed by Sir George Treby, Attorney General.) King's Warrant Book XV, pp. 301-10.
April 4. William Jephson to the Commissioners for Prizes. By direction of the Treasury Lords I paid to your secretary, Mr. John Dyve, on the 5th August, 1689, out of secret service money in my hands 300l. to enable you to carry on the business of Prizes ; same being intended to be repaid out of moneys arising by sale of prizes. You are to see same repaid immediately accordingly. Disposition Book IX, p. 100.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sir John Cutler, kt. and bart., shewing that his servant, John Coward, ran away with his money, but was seized on board a Dutch vessel at Hull and the Customs officers seized 100 guineas and 22l. 10s. 0d. in silver [as being illegally exported], but refuse repayment to petitioner. Reference Book VI, p. 308.
William Jephson to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Secretary of the King of Denmark ; same having been referred from the Privy Council to the Treasury. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 55.
April 6. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a discharge as follows of the 25,000l. imprested to the Earl of Portland as follows for the King's gardens. By patent of 1689, June 8, an office was created, to be called the office of Superintendent of all the Gardens belonging to the royal palaces and houses of access : and said office with the fee of 200l. per an. was conferred on William, Earl of Portland : and between [1689] May 11 and 1690, April 1, various sums to a total of 14,500l. were imprested to him for said office, and from 1690, April 1, to 1690-1, Mar. 7, other sums to a total of 10,500l., making 25,000l. in all. Some doubt has arisen in auditing said imprests, as to whether said Earl (who by his office is to supervise the said works and allow or disallow the charges thereof) ought to be the accomptant, by reason that his own allowance would then be the proper voucher to his own accounts. Auditor Brook Bridges has therefore proposed that Caspar Frederick Henning (who has received and paid all the moneys issued as aforesaid from time to time by the said Earl's directions) be made the accomptant and that said Earl be discharged of all said imprests. This proposal is hereby approved and authorised. The said Earl is therefore to be discharged of said imprests and the imprests are to be charged upon said Henning to render an account thereof. King's Warrant Book XV, pp. 313-5.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay the 1691, Lady day quarter's salary bill of the Customs, outports : (total, 5,359l. established salaries, 570l. 15s. 0d. additional salaries, or 5,929l. 15s. 0d. in all). Money Book XI, p. 28.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay same quarter's salary bill of the Customs, London port : (total, 5,162l. 15s. 0d. established salaries, 121l. 5s. 0d. additional salaries, or 5,284l. in all). Ibid, pp. 28-9.
Money warrant for 55l. to Giles Hinton, who by Treasury commission, dated 1689, Sept. 25, was appointed solicitor in co. Berks for the 12d. Aid : said sum to be as an allowance for his services therein, he having contributed very much to improving the produce of that tax, "the same for that county amounting to near 3,500l. more than the First Six Months' Aid." (Money order dated April 8 hereon.) Ibid, p. 29. Order Book III, p. 185.
William Jephson to Sir Rowland Gwyn [Treasurer of the Chamber] to pay to the Lord Almoner for the Maundy 159l. 14s. 2d. out of the 9,700l. lately issued to you at the Exchequer. The Treasury Lords will take care to repay you that sum the next money that is issued [to the Chamber]. Disposition Book IX, p. 101.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to pay 7,500l. to the Prince and Princess of Denmark for last Lady day quarter on their 30,000l. per an. as by the patent of 1685-6, Feb. 20 : the said 7,500l. is hereby to be paid by 500l. for the present week and 1,000l. for seven successive weeks. You are to continue till further order the respite set Jan. 13 last, supra, p. 980, on the 5,000l., part of last Christmas quarter on said annuity. Ibid.
Same to same to pay the Queen Dowager 3,052l. 8s. 9½d. viz. 1,052l. 8s. 9½d. this week and the remainder by 500l. a week successively. Ibid.
William Jephson to Mr. Blathwayt to procure a royal warrant to be signed by the Queen authorising Charles Fox and Thomas Coningsby, Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland, to pay 800l. for the officers of Col. Wynn's Regiment of Dragoons for tents, clothes etc., and 500l. to Capt. Ingram for package and carriage of the clothing [that is] preparing for the Army in Ireland. Out Letters (General) XIII, pp. 32-3.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. According to your proposal concerning the discharge of the tallies on the unappropriated Excise Mr. Hornby, Mr. Wilcox, Mr. Hall and Mr. Aram are ready to pay such of the Commissioners as go out, to wit, Sir Henry Ashurst, Sir John Morden and Sir Hum. Edwyn, the respective sums due to them upon such tallies with the interest thereon. The Treasury Lords therefore direct "that an assignment of the said tallies, with interest due as aforesaid, be made by the said Sir Henry Ashurst, Sir John Morden and Sir Hum. Edwyn to the said Mr. Hornby, Mr. Wilcocks, Mr. Hall and Mr. Aram." Ibid, p. 33.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed information [missing] of Edward Tilford, touching some persons trading into France. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lieut. Col. Hugh Windham, praying payment of 248l. 8s. 9d. disbursed by him for contingencies for Lord Fitzharding's Regiment of Dragoons. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition of Lady Margaret Culpeper, relict of Thomas, Lord Culpeper, shewing that there is a pension of 600l. [per an.] payable to her upon the establishment of the Forces for a term of years in consideration of Lord Culpeper's surrender of quit rents in Virginia : therefore praying payment of same. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Lytcot [Comptroller General of the Customs] to make ready for declaration with all speed all the general accounts of the Customs that are not yet made up. Ibid.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners to send the Treasury Lords an answer to the enclosed letter [missing] from the Admiralty Lords concerning two prize ketches now in Plymouth port which they desire may be employed as advice boats. Ibid, p. 34.
Same to Mr. Feilding. I have read to my Lords yours of the 30th ult. As to that part which relates to your being employed in Ireland you are to expect an answer from Mr. Blathwayt. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to pass goods as in (a) infra for transport to Ireland, Customs free.
Appending : (a) schedule of what things Col. Gustavus Hamilton carries to Ireland for the use of his officers : (scarlet broad cloth for close coats ; scarlet shalloon ; gold and silver loop lace ; "sticking and soing" silk ; 41 Caroline hats with gold and silver hat bands and edging ; 41 pair of gloves laced with gold and silver lace ; blue cloth for surtouts ; blue shalloon for lining ; 25 tents with markeeses). (Same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to permit the duty free import of same to Ireland.)
Ibid, p. 34. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 55.
William Jephson to the Commissioners of Transports to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Navy Commissioners upon the petition of Capt. Humphry Ayles, praying payment of the salary of himself and clerk during the time he acted as Commissioner at Hoylake and in Scotland in shipping off the Army [from England and Scotland to Ireland]. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 34.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Gerard Vanheythuijsen and others on behalf of several merchants, inhabitants of the colony of New York, praying to be discharged from paying aliens' duties which some of the officers of the Customs demand of them on pretence that they are not natives of New York. Reference Book VI, p. 310.
Same to Mr. Aaron Smith of the petition of Col. Charles Herbert "to stay proceedings against Oatlands." Ibid.
Entry of caveat on behalf of John Newman concerning the fine of 100l. odd set upon Thomas Taylor and Avis his wife of the parish of Constantine, co. Cornwall, convicted in the late King's reign for making a fraudulent deed : for same not to be granted or pardoned till said Newman be heard thereon. Caveat Book, p. 22.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the merchants trading to Holland, Flanders and Hamburg, shewing before the Act for the Additional Customs [on East India Goods, 2 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 2, c. 4, which inter al. imposed an additional duty on all linens] the King received a considerable revenue from damask and diapers which petitioners brought from those parts, which will now be wholly lost, not being able to bear the new imposition : therefore praying "an order to the Commissioners of the Customs to act herein as they shall think convenient for their Majesties' service." Reference Book VI, p. 312.
April 7. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a fresh Commission of Excise : the new Commissioners to be Sir Samuell Dashwood, Sir Stephen Evance, kts., Francis Parry, William Strong, John Foche, Nathaniell Horneby, John Wilcox, junr., Thomas Hall and Thomas Aram, esqrs. : with usual powers of appointing and removing officers, of search, etc. : and to be also Commissioners for the Arrears of Hearthmoney : all with the allowance of 800l. per an. each. King's Warrant Book XV, pp. 317-22.
Treasury warrant to Sir Robert Cotton and Thomas Frankland, Postmasters General, to pay John Wildman, late Postmaster General, 375l. for salary from Christmas last to the day he continued in the execution of his said office on his salary of 1,500l. per an. Money Book XI, p. 29.
Money warrant for 35l. to Edward Price, gent., Receiver General for the First Poll for co. Radnor and of the 12d. Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 20] for cos. Brecon and Radnor ; 29l. 7s. 0d. thereof being for his charges therein and 5l. 13s. 0d. being in repayment of his surplus on the account of said Aid, as by the statement of said account drawn by Charles Chetwynd, deputy auditor for said counties. (Money order dated April 18 hereon.) Ibid, p. 30. Order Book III, p. 160.
William Jephson to the Officers of the Ordnance. Send my Lords a state of the debt due in your Office to Mr. Edmund Harrison. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 35.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Bernard (an extraordinary tidesman, London port) as a tidesman in fee ibid. loco Phillip Preston, deceased.
Jo[h]n Tripe, Edward Styles and Jo[h]n Talbot as tidesmen at Dover.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 301.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to direct a writ to the sheriff of Suffolk to release from custody Edward Keene of Ipswich, a prisoner in the county gaol at Ipswich for an old arrear of an assessment in the year 1661 ; in regard that all his goods and debts have been seized and in respect of his great age and poverty. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 405.
April 7
[? sic for 17].
Treasury reference to the Warden of the Mint of the petition of Mr. Cadman for payment of his charges expended prosecuting clippers. Reference Book VI, p. 312.
Same to same of the petition of Anthony Church, keeper of the Gatehouse, praying payment of 88l. expended by him in carrying John Williams, a prisoner in his custody, to several Assizes to give evidence against clippers and coiners. Ibid.
April 8. Treasury warrant to Mr. Fox, Customs Cashier, to pay to the executors of Rowland Thrup 14l. 5s. 0d. for 1688, Christmas quarter's salary as late Customer Inwards, Bristol port. Money Book XI, p. 30.
Same to same to pay 17l. 10s. 0d. to Bartholomew Tookey as a moiety of the King's part of wool seizures : it appearing that Joell Freemolt, Walter Devereux, the said Tookey and John Wilmer petitioned for allowance, alleging that they were employed in preventing the exportation of wool, and made several seizures to the hazard of their lives and fortunes, but none of them having appeared to prosecute their pretensions save said Tookey, who with John Milner did on the 4th July, 1689, pay into the Exchequer 25l. for the King's moiety of a seizure of wool and on the 10th January following Tookey paid in a further 10l. for the King's moiety of a boat ; making 35l. in all ; and the Customs Commissioners report that he industriously behaved himself in the said service. Ibid, pp. 30-1.
Money warrant for 50l. to William Cawthorpe and Christopher Rands, gents., Receivers General of the First Six Months' Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] and the First Poll [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 13] for co. Lincoln : for their extraordinary charges in bringing up their moneys or part thereof, amounting to 22,466l. 7s. 3½d. in all, to the Exchequer by strong guards. (Money order dated April 15 hereon.) Ibid, p. 31. Order Book III, p. 166.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Treasurer of the Navy, for the service of the Navy, the 50,000l. which he, said Treasurer, will lend into the Exchequer on the Twelve Months' Aid [2 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 2, c. 1] and the 100,000l. which he will also lend on the double ninepences [per barrel on beer under the Act of 2 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 2, c. 3, for doubling the Excise]. Disposition Book IX, p. 103.
Same to same to issue to Isaac Richier, Governor of Bermudas, 120l. out of the proceeds of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty in the Exchequer ; upon his order for 180l. for three quarters to Jan. 3 last on his allowance of 240l. per an. Ibid.
Same to same to reserve to the Treasury Lords' disposal the 3,000l. which they have directed the Customs Cashier to pay into the Exchequer on the fourth part of the Customs. (Same to Thomas Fox, the said Cashier, to so pay said 3,000l. into the Exchequer.) Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh, enclosing the petition [missing] of the King's drummers and fife in ordinary, praying payment of their fee of 24l. per an. Please state what is due to them and put it in your [next weekly] memorial [of service moneys required by you for the Forces]. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 35.
Same to Mr. Sotherne. Please lay before the Admiralty Lords the enclosed report [missing] from the Commissioners of Prizes concerning the two prize vessels at Plymouth which said Lords desired to be delivered into their Majesty's service, ut supra, p. 1097. Ibid.
Same to Mr. [Charles] Fox, enclosing the petition [missing] of Mary Alcock. Please pay her 24l. on account of her son's pay. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh, enclosing the petition [missing] of Col. Arnholt Cooper, praying payment of 30l. due to him on his pension of 4s. a day. My Lords desire you to pay him. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Mathews [probably Thomas Mathews, Receiver of the Twelve Months' Aid for co. Hereford] to pay to the order of William Bridges any sum not exceeding 1,000l. You are to draw bills for the same on Charles Fox, "whom their Lordships will enable to comply therewith and to pay the same into the Exchequer upon your account." Ibid.
Same to Mr. Robson and Mr. William Knight, enclosing (a) infra. Why do you refuse petitioner's request?
Appending : (a) petition from Mary Jackson, widow, showing that she has a reference to the Earl of Montagu [Master of the Great Wardrobe] for money due in the Great Wardrobe, but the debt being in the Visct. Preston's time [of being Master of said Wardrobe] the books are in the hands of Mr. Robson or Mr. Knight : therefore praying that the books may be carried to the Great Wardrobe and that her debt may be stated.
Ibid, p. 36.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to permit the export to Ireland, Customs free, of clothing as in the enclosed schedule [missing] for the Marquis de Ruvigni's Regiment there. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 36.
Same to Mr. [Charles] Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Ballam, rope maker, praying payment of 197l. 6s. 9d. for ropes contracted for and delivered to Mr. Allen for packing the hay for Ireland. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance. Send my Lords an account of what bills are drawn on your office by the late Duke of Schonberg and which remain unsatisfied. Ibid, p. 37.
Same to Mr. [Charles] Fox. Mr. Coningsby has sent my Lords an account of the produce of the revenue in Ireland to Lady day last and tells my Lords that you have exact accounts to what uses and by what warrants it has been disbursed. Give my Lords an account of the particulars of the disbursements. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Edward Taylor as watchman in fee, London port, loco William Mathews, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 299.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Walter Soldaate, master of the vessel St. John of Rotterdam, praying the discharge of his vessel which was seized for having some wool on board, which was, unknown to petitioner, put up amongst other goods. Reference Book VI, p. 310.
Same to William Blathwayt [as Auditor of the Plantations] of the petition of Hen. Horzdesnell, late Chief Justice of the Island of Bermudas, shewing that 500l. is due to him on his salary of 200l. per an. for his service in that station ; and praying payment of same or some part thereof, he being reduced to great extremity. Ibid, p. 310. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 311.
Same to Mr. Charles Fox of the petition of John Norridge, surgeon to [Col. Ferdinando] Hastings' Regiment of Foot in Ireland, for payment of two years' medicine money due to him, which, according to the King's allowance, amounts to above 100l. Reference Book VI, p. 310.
Same to Mr. Aaron Smith [Treasury Solicitor] of the petition of Sir Charles Cottrell, shewing that with Sir William Colt he lent 3,000l. to the Earl of St. Albans upon a mortgage in the year 1679, the interest whereof was paid to Midsummer last, but has since been stopped by the Commissioners of Sequestrations, notwithstanding the production of the deeds to them ; and petitioners are informed that "those rents" are ordered to be paid into the Exchequer : therefore pray that their interest may be paid till such time as they receive the principal. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to take no further duty from William Squire on a parcel of tobacco exported by him from Liverpool to Londonderry, he having produced a certificate from Mr. Warham Jemmett, collector of Londonderry, to prove that the said tobacco was legally discharged. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 56.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on (a) infra, which has been referred Dec. 31 last to the Treasury by the King.
Appending : (a) petition to the King from Sir Thomas Domvile, shewing that James Talbot, Redmund Mullady, James Aylmer etc., in consideration of 6,000l. paid them by said Domvile, conveyed to him and his heirs the manor, castle, town and lands of Templeoge, John Duffs Town, Fryers Town and some houses in the city of Dublin and other small parcels in the adjacent counties, all valued by them at 600l. per an. ; with condition for voiding the sale if the 6,000l. be repaid with interest before 1688, Dec. 20 : but said mortgage was never repaid and the interest is over four years in arrear, and they are and have been all along in actuall rebellion against his Majesty : that petitioner legally entered on said lands and was possessed thereof till the late King, by reason of petitioner's deserting his service, declared his possession to be void and, by patent, granted same to [the said] James Talbot et al. and their heirs. Therefore petitioner prays a grant of the equity of redemption.
Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 56.
April 9. Money warrant for 500l. to Mr. Aaron Smyth [Treasury Solicitor] for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated April 15 hereon.) Money Book XI, p. 31. Order Book III, p. 160.
Same for 150l. to Thomas Shadwell for half a year to Michaelmas last on his annuity as Poet Laureat and Historiographer Royal. Money Book XI, p. 32.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer : viz. : Disposition Book IX, pp. 102-3.
l. s. d.
Out of loans on the 2s. Aid and Additional 12d. Aid.
to the Earl of Bellomont for the Queen 1,250 0 0
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,250 0 0
Out of loans on the Twelve Months' Aid.
to the Treasurer of the Navy 5,000 0 0
Out of 13,188l. 7s. 10d. made up from like loans (524l. 2s. 9¼d.) ; Double Excise (9,977l. 3s. 6¾d.) ; Second Poll (15l.) ; loans on the new Customs (500l.) ; loans on the [Wine Duties] Continuing Act (2,172l. 1s. 6d.).
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the growing week's subsistence [of the Forces, England] and the half pay to the officers, including 573l. 14s. 2d. for the First and Third Troop of Guards and 2,200l. for Mr. Vander Esch 9,336 9 2
to ditto for Monsieur Schulenburgh for a bill of exchange due the 3rd ult. for the Wolfenbüttel Troops 3,600 0 0
to ditto for contingent disbursements to the Dutch Regiment of Foot Guards as by the Queen's warrant 216 0 0
to ditto for Lieut. Thornhill as by ditto 35 18 8
Out of the remainder of the loan[s] on the [Wine Duties] Continuing Act.
to Mr. Fox and Mr. Coningsby for Col. Godfrey for the balance of his last account 198 19 5
to ditto for Capt. Ingram for shoes 500 0 0
to ditto for the French Reformed officers 1,000 0 0
to ditto for Lieut. Col. Montese on account of his pay 100 0 0
to ditto for the Danish officers in part of 7,000l. lately demanded 1,000 0 0
to ditto upon account of the Irish Forces 500 0 0
to me [Jephson] for secret service 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Aaron Smith upon account [for Crown Law charges] 500 0 0
to Mr. Shadwell for half a year 150 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance to complete 10,000l. to the gunsmiths 1,000 0 0
to ditto for Sir Polycarpus Wharton 1,000 0 0
to ditto in part of 2,600l. for horses 1,000 0 0
to ditto in part of 1,791l. 6s. 0d. for sacks and oats 900 0 0
(Towards the above sums my Lords desire that the 6,065 guineas in the Exchequer may be paid as follows, viz. 4,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh and 2,065l. to Mr. Fox ; and the Tellers are to change silver for guineas one with another if any particular Teller has not gold enough to satisfy the sums charged on him ; the guineas to be taken at 1l. 1s. 10d. each.)
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Navy, 166,025l. 12s. 11d. out of loans to be made by himself upon the two-thirds of the Additional Excise : same to be issued on the unsatisfied orders in his name for the service of the Navy, to wit, an order of Mar. 13 last for 70,000l., supra, p. 1055, and one of Mar. 20 last for 210,000l., supra, p. 1071. Disposition Book IX, p. 104.
Same to Mr. [Charles] Fox to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Col. Cha. Herbert. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 36.
Same to same, enclosing the petition [missing] of Theophilus Allen, formerly Chirurgeon Major to Col. Lutterell's Regiment. You are to pay him 10l. 1s. 6d. if you find his allegation true. "This letter was altered and made [addressed] to the Earl of Ranelagh." Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to write by this night's post to the Receiver of the Twelve Months' Aid for co. Shropshire to pay his receipts to Alderman Allen at Chester : Allen to draw bills from time to time for so much on Charles Fox, esq. [who will pay the value into the Exchequer on said Receiver's account] and thereupon the Receiver to have tallies for his discharge "pursuant to such instructions as he shall send with the said bills." Ibid.
William Jephson to Mr. Williamson. I have read to my Lords yours of the 4th inst. concerning your paying the garrisons. They communicated it to the Earl of Ranelagh, who has spoken to the Agents [for Taxes], from whom you are to expect an answer. If you do not hear from them in a few days you must take care to pay the money into the Exchequer. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 37.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt [as Secretary to the Forces] to procure royal warrants to be signed by the Queen to authorise Charles Fox and Thomas Coningsby to pay 19,657l. 5s. 0d. in the proportions following for two months' personal pay to the officers of the Regiments named : and to procure a [like] warrant for 100l. to Lieut. Col. Monteisce [Montese] upon account of his pay : "which was appointed to be issued to them the 8th inst. for that purpose."
Appending : list of such Regiments of Horse, Foot and Dragoons whose officers are to receive two months' personal pay, being 61 days here in England :
Ibid, p. 38.
l. s. d.
Royal Regiment of Horse 845 7 2
Sir Jo[h]n Lanier's Regiment and Marquis de Ruvigni's Regiment, each 1,246 8 8
Regiments of Col. [Edward] Villiers, Col. Coy, Col. [Francis] Langston, Col. [Robert] Byerlie, Count Schonberg, each 889 11 8
Royal Regiment of Dragoons and Col. Wynn's Regiment of Dragoons, each 822 9 8
Col. Leveson's Regiment 663 7 8
Regiments of Foot of Colonels [Charles] Trelawney, [John] Beaumont, Sir John Hanmer, [Richard] Brewer, [Ferdinando] Hastings, Sir Henry Belasis, [Charles] Herbert, Col. Deering, Earl of Drogheda, [Thomas] Erle [Earl], la Melonier, du Cambon and Belcastle, each 735 11 2
£19,657 5 0
The Treasury Lords to Monsieur Schulenburg at the Hague. We have received yours of the 13th inst., new style, with the enclosed list [missing,? of bills]. We are extremely sensible of your readiness to serve their Majesties and that effectual care will be taken to answer the several bills mentioned therein. In order thereto we yesterday appointed 3,000l. [therefor] and intend next week to direct more for the payment of another [such bill] and the residue with all convenient speed and shall endeavour to comply more punctually with you hereafter. So we hope you will not be discouraged in the acceptable service you do their Majesties, which you may be sure will on all occasions be well represented to them by us. Ibid, p. 39.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Whitebread, Receiver of the 3s. Aid [2s. Aid and Additional 12d. Aid, 1 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 2, c. 1 and c. 5] for co. Beds, praying a reward for his extraordinary charges therein. Reference Book VI, p. 310.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Knox. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 56.