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May 1690, 16-20

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'Entry Book: May 1690, 16-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9: 1689-1692 (1931), pp. 633-647. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104820 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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May 1690, 16-20

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
May 16. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 100,000l. to Francis, Visct. Newport, Cofferer of the Household : as imprest for the ordinary and extraordinary service of the Household. (Money warrant dated May 23 hereon.) (Money order dated May 24 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 481. Money Book X, p. 358. Order Book III, p. 79.
Treasury order for the execution of a money order of Oct. 21 last for 4,100l. 14s. 0d. to Robert Vyner, their Majesties' goldsmith, ut supra, p. 284. Order Book III, p. 74.
William Jephson to the Navy Commissioners. It is the King's pleasure that the present Victuallers for the Navy be forthwith supplied with a further 10,000l. in part of 400,000l. appropriated for the service of the Navy. Disposition Book VIII, p. 133.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Earl of Ranelagh (to be by him paid over to Monsieur Vander Esch for pay of the Troop of Dutch Guards) the 6,046l. which the following persons have agreed to lend into the Exchequer upon credit of the Temporary Excise [2 Wm. and Mary, c. 3], viz. : Stephen Monginott, 1,500l. ; Francis Monginott, 500l. ; Jean D'Germaine, 3,500l. ; Nicho. de L'Estang, 300l. ; Henry Irelon, 246l. : total, 6,046l. Ibid.
Same to same to issue to Mr. Richard Woolaston (on his order of Mar. 20 last, supra, p. 536) the 10,000l. lent or to be lent by him or by his procurement on credit of the Act of Tunnage and Poundage [2 Wm. and Mary, c. 4] : and also to pay him (out of any disposable money) the interest grown due on said order. Ibid.
Same to same to issue as follows out of loans to be made by Bernard Eles on the credit of the Additional 12d. Aid : viz. 993l. 10s. 10d. to the executors of Sir Robert Vyner, late [King's] goldsmith ; 634l. 16s. 5d., 4,507l. 3s. 9d. and 5,937l. 10s. 11d. to the executors of Robert Vyner, late [the King's] goldsmith : total, 12,073l. 1s. 11d. Ibid, p. 134.
Same to same to issue (out of any disposable money in the Exchequer) 100l. to William Harbord to be paid over to Capt. John Pitts for the recruits of the miners that are sending into Ireland. "This money is to be issued notwithstanding any former directions remaining unsatisfied." (Same to said Harbord to so pay same to said Pitts.) Ibid.
Same to same to issue (out of the 5,000l. lent or to be lent into the Exchequer by Solomon Medina on credit of the Additional 12d. Aid) 5,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh to be paid over to Monsieur Machado and Pereira on account of carriages by them furnished in Flanders. Ibid, p. 135.
Same to same. Mr. Bernard Eles agreed with my Lords to lend 15,000l. into the Exchequer on credit of the Temporary Excise [2 Wm. and Mary, c. 3]. He now desires that it may be lent either on that fund or on the Act for the Tunnage and Poundage [2 Wm. and Mary, c. 4]. My Lords have agreed to this. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 272.
William Jephson to Mr. Blathwayt to procure a royal warrant for allowing in Mr. Harbord's account [of moneys for the Forces in Ireland] the 400l. directed the 12th inst., supra, p. 624, to him for Mr. Allen for packing hay. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 272.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, a Scotch plaid which is a present from the Duke of Queensberry to the Earl of Ranelagh, as by the enclosed bill of lading [missing]. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Bruere concerning the accompts of the Hearthmoney. Ibid, p. 272. Reference Book VI, p. 172.
Treasury warrant to same to employ Thomas Bramston as boatman at Torrington Steep in King's Lynn port loco Stephen Knightsmith, lately deceased.
Geo. Plater as collector at Patuxent river in Maryland loco John Payne, lately murdered.
Howell Beaven as boatman at Bristol loco Richard Hopkins, deceased.
George Kniveton as waiter and searcher at Uphill in Bristol port loco Francis Dickenson, deceased.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 154.
Treasury reference to Auditor Aldworth of the 6 per cent interest account to the 21st inst. on 15,000l. lent by Thomas Hall into the Exchequer (from respectively 1688, Nov. 12, 13, 20, 21 and Dec. 1 [being the dates of the several loans making up said total]). Reference Book VI, p. 171.
Treasury order for the execution of the unsatisfied remainder of a money order of Oct. 1 last, supra, p. 271, for 5,406l. 9s. 9d. to Robert Vyner. Order Book III, p. 32.
May 17. Money warrant for 3,220l. 11s. 3d. to Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance, as imprest to satisfy the like sum due in the Office of Ordnance to William Benge, founder, who contracted to furnish divers brass and iron ordnance and other stores to the value of 13,771l. 8s. 3½d. ; of which he has already furnished to the above value. The present warrant is to be satisfied out of like sum lent or to be lent by said Benge into the Exchequer : for which orders of repayment with 6 per cent interest are hereby to be drawn. (Money order dated May 19 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 350. Order Book III, p. 76.
William Jephson to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to forthwith issue (out of loans on the Act [2 Wm. and Mary, c. 4] for the Customs) 6,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy ; and on Wednesday next 6,000l. more out of same and so on every Wednesday successively 6,000l. : same being intended for the current service of the Navy and to be issued upon any unsatisfied orders in the name of said Treasurer from time to time. In case in any week there be a deficiency of such loans on the Customs, then in such week the Treasury Lords' meaning is that the said Treasurer or his cashier may make loans in either of their names upon the said Customs Act, for supplying and making good the said weekly payment for the said service of the Navy. Disposition Book VIII, p. 135.
William Jephson to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to forthwith pay to Visct. Newport [Cofferer of the Household] for the service of the Household the 60,000l. which will this day be lent into the Exchequer in the name of Lancelot Burton on credit of the Customs Act. So much hereof as the said Viscount's existing money order [of 1689, May 11, supra, p. 114] will bear is to be issued thereon and the remainder hereof is to be issued by way of advance until another order can be drawn on a privy seal which is now passing for the Household. Disposition Book VIII, p. 135.
Same to same to issue as follows out of any disposable money in the Exchequer and out of the loan of 25,000l. made by the Excise Commissioners, viz. : Ibid, p. 136.
l. s. d.
to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay a bill drawn from Portsmouth by Major Billinglea 300 0 0
to ditto for a week's subsistence to the Earl of Marlborough's Troop of Guards, beside what is already ordered 245 0 0
to ditto for the King's Guards of Horse to May 1 [inst.] 7,189 14 4
to ditto for three Regiments of Dutch Horse to May 1 12,000 0 0
to Mr. Harbord to discharge the King's warrant of Mar. 8 for augmentation of pay to some Inniskillen officers 133 10 0
to ditto to be paid to several persons for their service at Derry and Inniskillen etc., pursuant to the King's warrant of April 10 last 137 0 0
to ditto to be paid to Mr. Curling and Mr. Lyddall, pursuant to the King's warrant for their service at Derry 53 15 0
to ditto to be paid to several reformed French officers who have petitioned the King for some part of their pay to enable them to return into Ireland, which for two months amounts to 460 10 0
to ditto to be paid to John Adolphy, secretary to the Count D'Solmes, pursuant to his Majesty's warrants 45 0 0
to ditto to be paid to the Marquis de Ruvigny by royal warrant of Mar. 11 for maintenance and relief of wives and families of several officers and soldiers of Col. Callimote's Regiment 194 12 0
to ditto to be paid to the Provost Marshal General to buy horses and accoutrements, pursuant to royal warrant 100 0 0
to ditto for the Danish prisoners at Albeville [Abbeville] 100 0 0
to ditto for recruits of La Callimott's Regiment 200 0 0
to ditto in part of Scravemore's bill on Mr. Blathwayt 1,000 0 0
to ditto for Monsieur Averquerque on account for the King's equipage and buying of horses 2,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance to send away horses, hay etc. for Ireland 2,000 0 0
to the Privy Purse 2,000 0 0
to me [Jephson] for secret service 250 0 0
£28,409 1 4
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt. Mr. Bernard Eles desires that 6,073l. 1s. 11d., part of the 12,073l. 1s. 11d. directed, supra, p. 633, may be charged on the remainder of the first 12d. Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 20] and only the remaining 6,000l. thereof to be on the Additional 12d. Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 2, c. 5]. My Lords have agreed thereto. Disposition Book VIII, p. 137.
Same to same to issue (out of any disposable money in the Exchequer) 125l. to Mr. Hatton Compton, one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to procure a royal warrant for allowing in Mr. Harbord's account [of moneys for the service of Ireland] the 2,000l. directed above for Mr. Overkirk for the King's equipage etc. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 272.
Same to Mr. Sotherne. The King has referred to the Treasury Lords the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Charles Hedges, Judge of the High Court of Admiralty, praying an allowance out of the perquisites of the Admiralty for his extraordinary services in writing letters, making reports etc. since the war began. My Lords look upon it as a matter more proper to be laid before the Admiralty Lords and therefore desire you to lay it before them. Ibid, p. 273.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to state the enclosed account [missing] of Charles Frith of moneys by him received and laid out for their Majesties' service at Chester. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Harbord to certify whether the following sums are due to the clothiers from the respective Regiments, viz. from the Regiment of the Earl of Meath, 2,342l. 15s. 5d. ; Visct. Lisburne's, 1,840l. ; Col. Beaumont's, 1,621l. ; Col. Villiers', 500l. : total, 6,303l. 15s. 5d. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing the petition [missing] of Thomas Workman, senr., and Thomas Workman, his son, praying to be admitted as extraordinary tidesmen till vacancies befall. You are to so employ them next after the tidesmen in fee and to present them for places in fee when vacant. Ibid.
Treasury order to same to observe (a) infra.
Appending : (a) order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, May 15 inst., ordering that the embargo be taken off and suspended from all ships and vessels whatsoever in England, Wales and Berwick, provided the respective masters thereof give security at the ports they sail from not to trade under pretence of this liberty into any parts of the French King's dominions or into any parts of Ireland which are not under obedience to their Majesties.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 154.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Crosse as landwaiter in Exeter port loco Dering Blackborne, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 155.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Jonathan Taylor for the place of landwaiter at Weymouth loco Richard Mew, deceased. Reference Book VI, p. 172.
Same to William Harbord, Vice Treasurer of Ireland, of the petition of Dionysius Andrews, shewing that, being concerned for several persons of honour in letting their estates in co. Midd. in 1685 he demised to William Culliford, now mayor [major] to the Royal Regiment of Dragoons, a house at 24l. per an., and also stands bound with him in 20l. for goods to furnish the said house : that Culliford is well able to pay the 96l. due for rent and said 20l. and interest for the goods : therefore praying that said debt may be discharged out of said major's pay. Ibid, pp. 172-3.
May 19. Great seal for an annuity or pension of 60l. to Jane Browning, relict of Micah Browning, commander of the ship Montjoy of Londonderry, who was killed in breaking the boom ("bomb") on the river of Derry in Ireland : to be payable out of the [English] Exchequer as from Michaelmas last : for life or until such time as the King shall settle on her in Ireland something as considerable in lieu thereof : and hereon the half year already due to Lady day last is to be paid forthwith. King's Warrant Book XV, pp. 21-2.
Treasury warrant to Mr. Fox [Customs Cashier] to pay 200l. to William Carter in further part of charges in prosecuting exporters of wool and to enable him to proceed against several offenders now under prosecution. In the margin : note of said Carter's said charges, total 1,179l. 16s. 10d., whereof 930l. is paid, including the present 200l. Money Book X, p. 347.
Money warrant for 500l. to Aaron Smith as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated May 19 hereon.) Ibid, p. 348. Order Book III, p. 76.
Same for 580l. 8s. 10d. to William Blathwayt, one of the Clerks of the Council attending the Committee for Trade and Plantations, for two bills as follow for said Committee. (Money order dated May 19 hereon.)
Appending : two bills of salaries and incidents for said Committee for respectively 1689, Christmas quarter (297l. 14s. 0d.) and 1690, Lady day quarter (282l. 14s. 10d.).
Money Book X, pp. 348-9. Order Book III, p. 76.
Same for 125l. each to Charles Montague, Richard Colinge, William Blathwayt and Sir John Nicholas for half a year's salary to Lady day last as Clerks of the Privy Council. Money Book X, pp. 350-1.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to William Harbord (on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the service of Ireland) 4,117l. 10s. 6d. to pay for Cheshire cheese bought of Mr. Nathaniel Hawes and Thomas Rodbard for the use of the Army in Ireland.
And likewise to issue to Edward Russell (on any unsatisfied orders in his name as Treasurer of the Navy) 1,144l. 15s. 6d. to pay for divers provisions bought of the said Rodbard for the service of the Navy. Of the above total of 5,262l. 6s. 0d., the sum of 4,962l. 6s. 0d. is to be by tallies on the Excise and the remaining 300l. [by tallies] on the Receiver General of the late revenue of Hearthmoney.
Ibid, p. 351.
Treasury warrant dormant to Thomas Fox, Customs Cashier, to pay Christopher Warren and Robert Warren their salary of 38l. 13s. 4d. per an. for their office of customer of Plymouth port. Money Book X, p. 352.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Charles Bertie (upon any unsatisfied orders in his name for land and sea service of the Office of Ordnance as in part of 40,000l. for the ordinary of that Office) the 13,333l. 6s. 8d. which said Bertie will lend into the Exchequer on credit of the Act for the Customs [2 Wm. and Mary, c. 4]. Disposition Book VIII, p. 137.
Same to same to issue to Sir Rowland Gwynn, Treasurer of the Chamber (the same being intended for the messengers) the 7,000l. which Thomas Hall has agreed to lend or to procure to be lent on the credit of the first 12d. Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 20]. (Same to said Gwynn to pay same accordingly to the messengers of the Chamber on their bills and wages, taking particular care to satisfy hereout the 700l. or thereabouts due to "the messengers who carried the circular letters.") Ibid, pp. 138, 139.
Same to same to issue 1,889l. to William Harbord out of any disposable money in the Exchequer. Thereof 1,700l. is to be for Mr. Wharton for carriage horses ; and 189l. for three Inniskillen officers. (Same to said Harbord to apply said sum as follows, viz. : 1,300l. to repay Mr. Egleton, Receiver for co. Bucks of the 3s. [2s. Aid and Additional 12d. Aid], the like sum which Mr. Wharton received of him for buying horses ; 400l. to repay Laurence Ambrose, a collector of said Aids in co. Berks, the like sum which Mr. Wharton received of him for the same service ; 189l. to Capt. Hugh Montgomery, Capt. Robt. Johnson and Capt. William Wesart, three Enniskillen captains, 63l. each according to the King's warrant.)
In the margin : letter writ to Mr. Bl[athwaite to procure a royal warrant for allowing these sums in said Aldworth's accounts].
Ibid, p. 138.
Same to same to issue to Charles Bertie (on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the service of the Ordnance) the 20,000l. which the East India Company will lend into the Exchequer upon the credit of the Act for the Customs. The said sum is to be applied by Bertie towards payment of 60,000l. to said Company for 1,000 tons of saltpetre which they have sold to the King. Ibid, p. 139.
Same to same to issue (out of the money reserved in the Exchequer for Sir Rowland Gwynn as Treasurer of the Chamber) 150l. to said Gwynn, to be paid to Mr. Tancred, Master of their Majesties' Harriers, for half a year's salary to Michaelmas last. (Same to said Gwynn to so pay same to Tankred.) Ibid, pp. 139, 141.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows to the Earl of Ranelagh (out of any disposable moneys in the Exchequer), viz. : 400l. to satisfy a bill of exchange drawn by Sir Francis Compton for subsistence for the Royal Regiment of Horse ; 630l. for a fortnight's subsistence for said Regiment ; 410l. 11s. 0d. for three weeks' subsistence for the Battalion of the Coldstream Regiment now in England, at 137l. 17s. 0d. a week. Disposition Book VIII, p. 140.
Confirmation by the new Treasury Lords of the warrant of 1689, July 2, ut supra, p. 74, for Richard Breton's salary as customer of Sandwich port.
William Kemp's warrant of 1689, April 13, ut supra, p. 81, for salary as searcher of Plymouth port.
Christopher and Robert Warren's warrant of 1689, Nov. 15, ut supra, p. 303, as customer of Plymouth port.
Money Book X, pp. 54, 95, 123.
William Jephson to the Excise Commissioners to write to the Excise officers at Rochester, Dover, Portsmouth, Southampton, Plymouth, Exeter, Milford Haven, Liverpool, Harwich and the places adjacent to furnish the officers of the Victualling in those ports with such sums "not exceeding in the whole 10,000l." as they shall have occasion for between this date and Michaelmas next to carry on that service : accepting their bills on Mr. Papillon et al., the present Victualling Commissioners, in reimbursement. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 274.
Same to the officers of the Ordnance to contract with John Baker and William Benge for the iron ordnance you informed my Lords of by your memorial of the 8th inst., in case you find same fit for his Majesty's service. Ibid.
May 19 and April 9. Same to Mr. Pereira for a certificate what moneys you have expended and what provisions you have bought for the service in Ireland pursuant to your contract : and likewise to forthwith send to Mr. Langford the royal warrant for preparing your contract [for the supply of bread for the Forces in Ireland as follows], so that it may be entered.
Entry of said royal warrant, dated April 9 last, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to contain an indenture between their Majesties of the one part and Isaac Pereyra of the parish of St. James's, Westminster, of the other part : witnessing that in consideration of 20,000l. in money paid him by the King and of 36,000l. more in several orders registered on the Additional 12d. Aid, which are agreed to be delivered him as follows, viz. two for [in all] 12,000l. on the passing of this present great seal, 6,000l. on June 10 next and 6,000l. on the 10th of each succeeding month till said 36,000l. be complete, he the said Pereyra agrees that he will provide and deliver for the use of the Forces in Ireland such a number of loaves of good bread daily for six months from such day as the King or the Commander in Chief hath or shall appoint, not exceeding 36,000 loaves a day of 1½lbs. each or 18,000 loaves of 3lbs. each, to be well made, three fourths thereof wheat meal and one third rye meal, with a mark thereon such as shall be directed by the Commander in Chief : and will deliver said loaves to the colonels or chief officers of the Regiments of Horse, Foot, Dragoons and Train of Artillery of said Army, or to such persons as they shall depute, at the headquarters of each Brigade or at the quarter of the said Train of Artillery : provided always that in all cases where he is to deliver bread the said Pereyra is to be furnished with waggons or carriages sufficient for the carrying and removing of the corn, meal, bread, biskett and utensils relating to said service. He further agrees that he will provide and keep a sufficient number of commissaries to distribute the bread and take receipts for same for the persons authorised to receive : and that every month he will make up an exact account or balance with such persons, so that deductions for the said bread may be made and stopped by the Paymaster General : provided, that if it appear to the King or the Commander in Chief that for want of fuel to bake bread or of time to set up ovens or for any other sufficient reason, the bread cannot be provided as above, then Pereyra shall deliver 1lb. of good biskett instead of 1½lb. of bread and so in proportion for greater quantity. Further, Pereyra contracts to lay up in storehouses and magazines as follows such quantities of wheat and rye or wheat meal and rye meal as shall be ordered by the King or Commander in Chief on timely notice, and that he will not use any wheat or rye therein but such as shall be by him exported out of [bought in] England or Wales except such as shall be received by him out of the King's stores in Ireland or such as he shall be directed to receive by royal sign manual : and will permit inspection of his magazines and of his baking and weighing the bread : and further will take off from the King all such quantities of wheat, wheat meal and biskett already provided by the King in England or Ireland for the said Forces as the King shall think fit, at a true appraisal and valuation thereof, for which said Pereyra will pay in London out of the abovesaid orders on the Additional Aid. The King hereby declares that no Customs, subsidies or Excise shall be demanded on the export of said wheat, rye or meal from England or Wales into Ireland or on the landing of same there. The King hereby covenants that he will pay 1¼d. per lb. for bread so as above delivered and for 1lb. of biskett as for 1½lb. of bread and if Pereyra provides and lays up in magazines more provision of wheat, wheat meal, rye or rye meal than shall be made into bread by order during the six months of this contract, then the King will allow him for the overplus : and further will allow him equitably for all damage by loss of bread by reason of counter marches and by changing and removing of magazines, or by captures and spoils by the enemy either by sea or land if same do not happen by said Pereyra's default by reason of not keeping within the orders of the Army. And the King or Commander in Chief shall give him sufficient and early notice of the places where the magazines shall from time to time be made and will give him all possible assistance in erecting all magazines and ovens and shall appoint houses, granaries and places fit for such magazines and ovens provided the King be not obliged to be at any charge for same, but in all extraordinary occasions will equitably consider such charge. And the King will appoint sufficient convoy for the ships laden by Pereyra for this service and will pay him in England all loss and damage by demurrage or otherwise by the detaining of said ships for want of such convoy or by order : but Pereyra is to give a month's written notice to the Admiralty when and where his ships will be ready and the King shall not be obliged to appoint convoy more than three times within said six months. If Pereyra's ships sail without convoy, if without special leave or command of the King, then Pereyra to be responsible for any loss or damage thereto. Further, the King will order the Regimental officers to make up monthly accounts of deliveries of bread, so that deductions for same may be stopped by the Paymaster General of the Forces in Ireland. And whereas there is remaining in the King's stores at Bristol a considerable quantity of wheat fit for said service, it is hereby agreed that same shall be surveyed and measured by Robert Henly for the King and by some other for Pereyra and Pereyra shall answer and pay for same to the King after the rates and prices given for such wheat in the market at Bristol at the time of the delivery thereof.
Ibid, p. 274. King's Warrant Book XV, pp. 25-37.
May 19. William Jephson to Sir Rowland Gwynne [Treasurer of the Chamber]. My Lords will reply to your letter of this day when you send them an account (which they have often desired) how the money you have already received is disposed of and what arrears will then remain. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 274.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. Mr. Thomas Holford prayed payment (out of Army contingencies) of 43l. 10s. 10d. for painting and gilding 57 ciphers and crowns on 57 drums and for 24 cases for the colours for the First Regiment of Foot Guards. You report you have no objection thereto. You are therefore to pay it. Ibid, p. 275.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the transport, Customs free, to Holland of five horses of the Baron de Frize. Send to his lodgings in Leicester Fields to seal his other baggage, as by a note appended. Ibid.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Wright and Thomas Middleton for payment for provisions served for the use of the Navy ; viz. : out of such money as they shall procure to be lent on the 2s. Aid. Ibid, p. 276.
Same to the East India Company to deliver to the Ordnance Stores the 1,000 tons of saltpetre which you have agreed to deliver at 60l. a ton. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing a memorial [missing] from the Adjutant of Col. Leveson's Regiment concerning some stockings and caps now at Whitehaven and bought for said Regiment. Give order for their transport to Ireland, Customs free. Ibid.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Symon Snelljus for the surveyor's place at Dover, he having been bred a merchant. Reference Book VI, p. 172.
Treasury reference to Auditor Aldworth of (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) account of fee farms and other rents remaining unsold in the north and south [parts of the] Duchy of Lancaster, as appears by returns etc. to the Trustees for Sale of Fee Farms.
South Duchy.—Co. Essex, 12l. 3s. 4d. [per an. of] rents in present possession ; co. Herts, 5l. 4s. 3d. of ditto ; co. Midd., 1l. 5s. 0d. of ditto ; co. Northampton, 7l. 2s. 1d. of ditto ; co. Monmouth, 11l. 6s. 4d. of ditto.
North Duchy.—Co. Leicester, 5l. 3s. 11½d. of ditto ; co. Lincoln, 646l. 9s. 0d. of ditto and 15l. 13s. 4d. [per an. of] rents in reversion ; co. Chester, 4l. 6s. 0d. of rents in possession ; co. Lanes, 84l. 6s. 5d. of ditto ; co. Yorks, 232l. 6s. 6½d. of ditto and 25l. 8s. 0d. of rents in reversion ; co. Stafford, 3l. 11s. 8d. of rents in reversion.
Total, 1,010l. 2s. 11d. [per an.] of rents in possession ; 44l. 13s. 0d. of rents in reversion.
Reference Book VI, p. 173.
Same to Aaron Smith of the petition of Zach. Taylor, shewing that the Receiver of Crown Revenues in co. Lancs is ordered to pay the arrears due to the King's preachers out of the rents of the forfeited estate of Sir Thomas Preston and Mr. Preston : that it is apprehended there is some danger in paying the arrears till reversal of the Exchequer Court decree for their payment to one Plowden for the use of the Jesuits : therefore praying "that the rents there owing to the Crown may be recovered that so our arrears and charges which have been great may be paid us." Ibid.
Treasury order to William Blathwaite, Auditor of the Plantations, to take surety in 2,000l. of Chidley Brooke as Collector and Receiver of Revenues in New York.
Prefixing : petition of said Brooke, praying that his surety may not be taken by Mr. Hall in the [Office of the King's Remembrancer in the] Exchequer, as the fees there on 2,000l. bond will be 30l., near as much as the charge of his patent and which petitioner's present circumstances render him unable to pay, he being one of the unfortunate persons that were lately forced to quit all their substance in Ireland : and that neither Mr. Sancton nor Mr. Plowman, his predecessors, gave their security in the Exchequer nor have any others of the collectors of the Western Plantations.
Ibid, p. 175.
May 20. Money warrant for 455l. to Charles, Visct. Dursley, for three months' ordinary to Mar. 7 last as Envoy Extraordinary to the States General of the United Provinces : his first three months' ordinary having been paid him by advance to Dec. 6 last, as by Secretary the Earl of Nottingham's certificate that said Visct. departed out of the presence in order to that employment in 1689, Friday, Sept. 6. (Money order dated May 24 hereon.)
Appending : said certificate by the Earl of Nottingham.
Money Book X, p. 353. Order Book III, p. 78.
Same for 327l. to same as Plenipotentiary at the Congress at the Hague : 300l. thereof for his equipage and 27l. for nine days, Feb. 26 last to Mar. 7 last, on his ordinary of 3l. a day ; on which latter date his other ordinary of 5l. a day as Envoy Extraordinary to the States General became due. (Money order dated May 24 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 353. Order Book III, p. 79.
Money warrant for 203l. 16s. 0d. to Charles, Visct. Dursley, on a bill of extras as follows, 1689, Sept. 6, to 1689-90, Mar. 6, as Envoy Extraordinary to the States General. (Money order dated May 24 hereon.)
Appending : said bill, as allowed Mar. 11 last by Secretary the Earl of Nottingham.
Money Book X, p. 354. Order Book III, p. 79.
l. s. d.
for passing his privy seal when he was designed his Majesty's Envoy to Spain 15 6 0
for passing a second privy seal and bill when he was made Envoy to Holland 20 0 0
Exchequer fees on 955l. 22 19 6
bought several things and laid out in order to his journey into Spain 25 0 0
for an order from the Admiralty 1 1 6
for expences in bringing over his family [to Holland] and given to the captain of the yacht and seamen 40 0 0
£124 6 6
In Holland.
guilders [stuivers]
for charges at his audience and New Year's gifts to the States' officers 150 0
for transport of a coach and furniture out of England 150 0
for transport of a second coach some months after 100 0
for stationer's ware, Gazettes and printed pamphlets during five months 73 5
for postage of letters to Mar. 6 last 357 0
830 5
l. s. d.
"which said sum of 830 guilders Dutch money comes at the rate of 1,050 guilders for 100l. to 79l. 10s. 0d.," thus making the total bill 203 16 0
Same for 157l. 14s. 3d. to Robert Molesworth, esq., for a bill of extraordinaries, 1689, Aug. 16, to Dec. 7, as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark. (Money order dated May 24 hereon.)
Appending : said bill, as allowed Dec. 27 last by Secretary the Earl of Nottingham by the King's command.
Money Book X, p. 355. Order Book III, p. 77.
l. s. d.
a journey to Fredericksborg, 1689, Sept. 9 5 0 0
a same to same, Sept. 14 5 0 0
a journey to Kolding, Rypen [Ribe] etc. from Sept. 26 to Oct. 23, with my coach and servants 87 10 0
paid Sir Paul Ricaut overplus money for the gold, plate, boxes and carriage, for which I have his accounts to shew 10 0 0
charge of post letters from Aug. 16 to Dec. 7, as will appear by Sir Paul Rycaut's account and Mr. Remington's 14 10 0
for paper, pens, ink, foreign news etc. 2 10 0
reckoned last quarter for post letters less than I should (for not having got Mr. Renington's accounts I put it down by guess only) 2 0 0
foes at the Exchequer and other offices for my former bill of extraordinaries and salary till 1689, Nov. 30 31 4 3
£157 14 3
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows the 20,000l. which Mr. Stephen Evance will this day lend into the Exchequer on credit of the Poll [2 Wm. and Mary, c. 2]. [This letter of direction seems to be cancelled in toto and superseded by that of May 23 infra, where the first four items are repeated.] Disposition Book VIII, p. 140.
l. s. d.
to the Earl of Bellomont for the Queen (in the margin cancelled, see under May 23 infra) 12,500 0 0
to Robert Molesworth, Envoy in Denmark, for six months' ordinary to the 29th inst., 910l., and for extraordinaries 157l. 14s. 3d. 1,067 14 3
to William Duncombe, Envoy in Sweden, for nine months' ordinary to the 23rd inst., 1,365l., and for extraordinaries 120l. 13s. 0d. 1,485 13 0
to Visct. Dursley, Envoy in Holland, for ordinary and extraordinaries 985 16 0
to me, Guy, for secret service 3,960 16 9
£20,000 0 0
Same to same to issue to William Harbord 700l. for Mr. Wharton for the buying of carriage horses. (Same to said Harbord to so pay same.)
In the margin. letter writ to Mr. Bl[athwaite to procure a royal warrant for allowing this sum on said Harbord's account of money for the Forces in Ireland].
Ibid, p. 141.
Same to same to issue to the Earl of Ranelagh the 8,000l. which is or will be lent into the Exchequer on credit of the Temporary Excise (viz. 6,000l. thereof by John Cholmley, esq., 1,000l. by the Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield and 1,000l. by Tho. Hatchett) : same to be as in part of 10,464l. to complete the pay of the Earl of Scarborough's Troop of Guards to the 1st inst. Ibid, p. 142.
Same to same to issue (out of any disposable money in the Exchequer) 650l. to Mr. Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance ; to be by him paid to Thomas Hawgood and John Hill in full of 1,050l. for 6,000 swords furnished or to be furnished to the Ordnance for the service in Ireland, as by an order of April 28 last of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland. Ibid.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 99l. to Sir Rowland Gwyn [Treasurer of the Chamber] out of the money reserved in the Exchequer for him : same to be paid to Mr. Beaubisson (Beaubissons), Gentleman of the Guns and Keeper of the Private Armoury in ordinary to his Majesty, for his attendance on the King at several places from 1689, April 1 to Oct. 15. (Same to said Gwyn to so pay same.) Disposition Book VIII, pp. 142, 143.
Same to same to issue (out of any disposable money) 350l. to William Harbord to be paid over to Mr. Fillingham et al. in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn on them by Mr. Isaac Willison, a Receiver of the 12d. Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 20]. (Same to said Harbord to so pay same.) In the margin : letter writ to Mr. Bl[athwaite to procure a royal warrant to allow this sum on said Harbord's accounts of moneys for the Forces in Ireland]. Ibid, p. 143.
Same to same to issue 300l. to Aaron Smith out of any disposable money in the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 144.
Same to same to issue 500l. to the four clerks of the Privy Council and 580l. 8s. 10d. to William Blathwayt for the Plantation Office [incidents and salary bills] : issuing same out of the 2,000l. lent or agreed to be lent into the Exchequer on the Temporary Excise [2 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] or the Customs [2 Wm. and Mary, c. 4] as follows, viz. 1,080l. 8s. 10d. to be lent by Mr. Blathwayt ; 400l. by Monsieur De Roure ; 519l. 11s. 2d. by Thomas Christy. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Williamson to forthwith [bring into] charge [the] money which you have brought into the Exchequer on account of the present taxes, "complaint having been made [to my Lords] that it hath lain there some days uncharged." Out Letters (General) XII, p. 276.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to open at the Countess of Sunderland's house in Leicester Feilds some goods lately come from Holland. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Harbord to report on the enclosed petition of Mris. Frances Gower. Ibid, p. 277.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners, enclosing Alexander Pratt's petition [missing] for payment of 150l. due to him for freight of a vessel employed in his Majesty's service for the Victualling of the Navy. You are to pay same out of the first money you shall receive. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Rastell, merchant, praying a lease of the Customs of potashes, smalts and barilia. Reference Book VI, p. 174.
Same to the Attorney General of (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) proposal by A. B., shewing that the Crown is seized in the forests of Bare [Bere] and Waltham Chase in co. Southampton, containing 40,000 acres, with timber thereon to the value of 150,000l., and therefore proposing that same be disafforested, for that now it is a charge to the Crown of about 3,000l. per an., and there is but a small number of small deer and no stags and not a place fit for chace by reason of the underwood "and witenesse of the soyle" and none of his Majesty's predecessors seldom or ever hunted. When improved the premises may be worth 20,000l. per an. and may advance besides the rent 100,000l. Therefore proposes that the premises be granted to trustees to sell the timber and grant leases of the land to those who shall undertake to improve and clear the ground. The proposers will undertake to produce buyers for the timber who will give full value and will give security to produce farmers and tenants to take the premises : and that 20,000l. be raised out of the premises to the King before any allowance to the proposers. Allowances by way of severalty may be made to the persons that have purlieus adjoining the forest and to the villages having right of common there. The proposers pray an allowance of a "third part of their discovery and services in the premises by improvement."
Ibid, pp. 174-5.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Thomas Edolph, gent., of two closes etc. by him discovered to be a concealment in the parish of Alkham, Kent, [and a wood] called Abbott Wood and a tenement there with the appurtenances, [all] part of the manor of Blackose (Blackhose) : the lease to be for 60 years from Michaelmas last at the old rent of 70s. per an. : the lessee to sue and recover the mesne profits of the premises from 1660, rendering a third thereof to the King : the consideration for the present lease being the charge this lessee has been and must be at in discovering and recovering the premises to the Crown.
Prefixing : (a) (b) particular and memorandum of the premises. One of the closes is called Stombyltye, the other lies in Stonden near the common road formerly in the tenure of John Uden and afterwards in that of Simon Edolph : also the wood called Abbott Wood in the parish of Alkham and containing four acres, in the like tenures of Uden and Simon Edolph : also the tenement called Pulton in the said parish of Alkham, formerly in the tenure of — Barkers and afterwards in that of said Simon Edolph, all parcel or late parcel of the manor of Blackhose and formerly of the lands of the Archbishop of Canterbury and now of the Crown by virtue of an Act of Parliament and demised to Simon Edolph by Q. Elizabeth 1595, June 5, at the rents of 53s. 8d. for the closes and wood and 13s. 4d. for the tenement.
(c) Ratal, dated May 20 inst., by William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of said particular.
Preceded by [what are usually separate steps and entries in the Treasury records] (d) said Thomas Edolph's petition for this lease, with the usual order of reference thereon dated April 8 last : and (e) said Surveyor General's report dated April 17 thereon : and (f) the usual Treasury warrant, dated May 17, for a particular of the premises with a view to the present lease. The said Surveyor General's report (e) states that the lease by Queen Elizabeth is not enrolled in the office of the auditor concerned, nor has any rent been paid out of the premises : but the auditor certifies that the monastery of St. Radigund, with a farm and several woods in the parishes of Alkham, Poulton and River, beforetime parcel of the lands of the Archbishop of Canterbury, were granted to Simon Edolph in fee to hold by knight's service without any reservation of rent ; which grant bears date 1589-90, Jan. 31, and passed the great seal. It appears from a search in the Office of the Clerk of the Pipe and Augmentation Office that Simon Edolph took a lease under the Exchequer seal 1595, July 5, of a close in Alkham and Abbotts Wood there at 56s. 8d. per an. rent and of another close of land in Poulton for 21 years at 13s. 4d. per an. rent, being parcel also of the possessions of the Archbishop of Canterbury and within the manor of Blackose. This term expired in 1616, July 5, and no subsequent lease or grant appears. From the particular of the said lease of 1595 it appears the premises were then considered of little value ; no fine was paid and the acreage and abuttals are not stated, so that it is hard now to distinguish these lands from others granted in fee as above in the same parish ; and therefore hard to set any value thereon. Petitioner is said to be the great grandson of the said first lessee.
Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, pp. 198-202.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of certain premises unnamed [see supra, p. 306, and infra under date May 31] in order to a lease thereof to William Blathwayt for 31 years at 13s. 4d. per an. without fine and without any clause of re-assumption in consideration of said lessee's charge in building and repairs and in recovering and securing the Crown's title.
Prefixing : blank page [on which should be entered (a) said Blathwayt's petition and order of reference and (b) the said Surveyor General's report thereon].
Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, pp. 203, 204.