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February 1692, 21-29

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'Entry Book: February 1692, 21-29', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9: 1689-1692 (1931), pp. 1502-1517. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104885 Date accessed: 26 July 2014.


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February 1692, 21-29

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Feb. 22. Treasury warrant dormant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay the fee or salary of 8l. per an. to Thomas Dicken as searcher of Ipswich port. Money Book XI, p. 264.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to receive from the Commissioners of Excise and the Excise Cashier the 40,000l. which they (or others by their appointment) have agreed to lend into the Exchequer on credit of the Hereditary Excise and the unappropriated Fourth of the Temporary Excise. Disposition Book X, p. 66.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to observe an Order in Council enclosed [missing] concerning the Four and a Half per cent. revenue in Barbados and the Leeward Islands. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 205.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt [as Secretary to the Forces] to procure royal warrants to authorise Charles Fox and Thomas Coningsby, Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland. to pay 151l. 4s. 0d. to Capt. Chidley Coot on account of his half pay as late Captain in Sir Hen. Ingoldsby's Regiment of Foot : being from 1689-90. Jan. 8. to the 4th inst.
365l. to Lord Geo. Hamilton for one year's pay for himself as Col. and Capt. of Foot.
471l. 2s. 4d. to Benj. Fletcher on account of his pay as Major to the Princess Ann of Denmark's Regiment of Foot : viz. to Jan. 31 last.
Ibid.
Same to Mr. [Charles] Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Dean Henry Scardevile for payment of 53l. due to him as chaplain to the late Duke of Sconberg in Ireland. Ibid, p. 206.
Same to the Attorney General to give warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag for a commission under the great seal to Jasper Blythman, Jon. Townley. Michaell Idle. Jos. Horneby. Tho. Leigh, Jo[h]n Empson, Tho. Gill and Jos. Butler to enquire of the estate of Edmond Robinson, who was attainted of high treason at York Assizes in March, 1690[-1], and afterwards executed. Ibid
Henry Guy to Mr. Blathwayt [as Secretary to the Forces] to procure a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox and Thomas Coningsby [Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland] to pay 1,900l. to Col. Edward Villiers on account of the pay due to his Regiment ; "and is for providing the said Regiment with recruit horse equipage etc. for the next campaign."
Earl of Oxford, 1,900l. [for the like] for the Royal Regiment of Horse under his command.
Col. Coy, 1,900l. [for the like] for his Regiment.
Col. Langston, 1,900l. [for the like] for his Regiment.
Col. Byerley, 1,900l. [for the like] for his Regiment.
Sir John Laniere, 2,850l. [for the like] for his Regiment.
Marquis of Ruvigny, 2,850l. [for the like] for his Regiment.
Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 207.
The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners for co. Oxford of the first Twelve Months' Aid [2 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 2, c. 1]. We are satisfied by the copy of the enclosed order [missing] made at the General Meeting of the Commissioners for your county that 1,127l. 10s. 0d. which remains unpaid of the four[th] last quarterly payments of the said Aid ought to have been raised within the Hundreds of Bullingdon, Thame, Dorchester and City of Oxford. We therefore desire you to raise same within the said Hundreds and city and to pay same to the Receiver General "whereby you will avoid further trouble." Ibid.
Henry Guy to Mr. [Charles] Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Nicholas Sankey for his half pay from the time his Regiment was broke. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lieut. Col. Ogilby for his arrears of pay as Major of the Brigades of Maine and Holsaple in the field in Ireland in 1690. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Geo. Wood for the arrears due to his father. Ibid, p. 208.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Lavander as boatman at Hastings in Rye port loco John Adcock, who is removed to Deal. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 389.
Treasury reference to Mr. [Auditor] Aldworth of the petition of Baptist May, praying to be reimbursed the taxes paid by him for his Majesty's Great Park at Windsor, without defalcation or charge for fees [on such repayment] "and that he may be upon a certain method for the future for the same." Reference Book VI, p. 377.
Report to the Treasury Lords [by William Blathwayt as Auditor of the Plantations] on the memorials relating to [the revenue of] Virginia, ut supra, pp. 1408-9. By the original settlement of the Plantation of Virginia there is reserved to the Crown a quit rent of 2s. for every hundred acres and so proportionately for a greater or smaller quantity. By patent dated 1673-4, Feb. 25, Charles II granted all the southern part of Virginia to the Earl of Arlington and Lord Culpeper, with the quit rents, for 31 years. The patent thereof was surrendered by Lord Culpeper in 1684 and in consideration thereof Charles II granted [him] a pension of 600l. per an. for 20½ years, payable on the establishment of the Forces, and the King thereupon declared his intentions of applying the said quit rents to the benefit and for the support of the Government of Virginia according to orders to be given by him from time to time ; and in pursuance thereof several issues have been made, leaving a remainder in cash on the 9th of June last of 1,985l. 14s. 10d. as a fund to answer the exigencies of the Government of Virginia.
The penny per £ mentioned in the memorials, ut supra, is a duty imposed by Act of Parliament [25 Car. II, c. 7] upon tobacco exported [from one Plantation] to the other Plantations. This duty remains under the sole management of the Customs Commissioners [England]. They can give your Lordships an account thereof. It was granted not so much in prospect of any gain to the Crown as for hindering the exportation of the enumerated commodities to other parts than are allowed by law.
The lands on the south side of Blackwater and Pamunkey Neck are at present inhabited by Indians and not settled by any Christian inhabitants ; and the Lieut. Governor and Council of Virginia have by their late representation to the King asked that the Indians inhabiting the said lands might be limited to a narrower compass and that the King would make such grant thereof as he thought fit as also of such lands as may escheat to the Crown from time to time, "which by their Majesties' instructions are at present granted to the planters by the Governor or Commander in Chief of that Colony [in custodiam] for their Majesty's use."
Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 351-3.
Feb. 23. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal as follows to authorise Elizabeth, Duchess of Albemarle, to deliver up Sir Hender Molesworth's recognizance. On the 23rd March, 1687-8, Hender Molesworth (afterwards Sir Hender Molesworth, bart., since deceased) entered into a bond in 20,000l. and Thomas Freeman, Thomas Fuller, John Bourden and Samuel Bernard, esqrs., similarly into bonds of 10,000l. each and Charles Penhallow, Francis Hanson. John Towers, Francis Blackmore, esqrs., and Redman McCraugh, gent., similarly into bonds of 5,000l. each and William Hutchinson, John Mohun and Joseph Knapman, gent., similarly into bonds of 2,000l. each, and Samuel Jones similarly in bonds of 1,000l., and Richard Scott, James Bannister, John Heathcott and Walter Rudeing in a bond of 2,000l. current money of the island of Jamaica, the said bonds being entered into to the late King James II before Christopher, late Duke of Albemarle, then Governor of Jamaica, with condition that the said Molesworth should within three months (provided he be not hindered by the said King or the said Governor) repair to England and surrender himself to one of the Principal Secretaries of State to answer the said King's demands concerning the moiety of treasure imported into Jamaica and taken out of the wreck near Hispaniola during the time of his being Commander in Chief in the said island, and should not depart from the Court of the said King until he had given other security to the King and until the King should release him from all pretences of damages that he, the said King, might have against the Duke of Albemarle concerning such treasure. His present Majesty King William being informed that James II, by a sign manual dated 1688, Oct. 17, directed the Duke of Albemarle to deliver up "the said recognizance" and to vacate same, but the sign manual not arriving [in Jamaica] till after the death of said Duke, it was not so delivered up and still remains in the hands of the said Duchess. She is hereby directed and empowered to deliver up the same. King's Warrant Book XVI, pp. 191-3.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to allow 160l. to the owners, adventurers and fishermen of Great Yarmouth for one year to Michaelmas last on the allowance for the Excise of beer for the North Sea and herring fishery. Money Book XI, p. 265.
Henry Guy to Mr. [Charles] Fox to report (after enquiring of Mr. Robson) on the enclosed petition and other papers [all missing] of Phillip Wattkins (Watkins) for payment of 154l. 10s. 0d. disbursed for the Army in Ireland. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 208.
[?] Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition of Geo. Foxcroft et al., innholders in the town of Lancaster, praying payment of 79l. 8s. 0d. due to them from some of Visct. Colchester's officers. Ibid.
Feb. 23. Same to Mr. Blathwayt to procure royal warrants to authorise Charles Fox and Thomas Coningsby [Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland] to pay 600l. to Major General Ruvigny for recruit horses for the Reformed Officers of his Regiment.
1,638l. to Count Solmes for his pay as General of Foot.
3,925l. 7s. 6d. to the Duke of Wurtemberg on account of pay for the Danish Forces.
50l. to Col. Fairfax upon account for sick soldiers at Chester.
750l. 15s. 0d. to Col. Churchill upon account of arrears of pay due to the non-commission officers and soldiers of his Regiment : without deductions.
761l. 15s. 0d. to Col. [Charles] Trelawney for the like.
689l. 15s. 0d. to Col. Selwin for the like.
597l. 15s. 0d. to Col. [Richard] Brewer for the like.
778l. 15s. 0d. to Col. [Ferdinando] Hastings for the like.
683l. 15s. 0d. to Col. [Sir John] Hales for the like.
710l. 15s. 0d. to Sir David Collier for the like.
715l. 15s. 0d. to Col. Purcell for the like.
667l. 15s. 0d. to Col. Venner for the like.
787l. 15s. 0d. to Col. [Thomas] Erle for the like.
561l. 15s. 0d. to Col. Tiffin for the like.
Ibid, p. 209.
Same to same to procure a same to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 309l. 6s. 6d. to Sir Stephen Evance without deduction of poundage, in satisfaction of so much laid out by him [Evance] for fees and charges in receiving 12,000l. at the Exchequer for secret service, "which sum was advanced and paid by the said Sir Stephen to the Lord Bredalbin for reducing the Highlanders in Scotland." Ibid.
Henry Guy to Mr. Blathwayt to procure a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox and Thomas Coningsby, Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland, to pay 15,000l. to the Duke of Wurtemberg for recruit horses for the Danish Forces.
1,000l. to the Marquis de Ruvigny upon account for the Reformed Officers that are at pension here [in England].
75l. 13s. 6½d. to Widow Duncan on account of her husband's pay as late Captain in the Earl of Meath's Regiment of Foot.
Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 211.
Same to Mr. [Charles] Fox. I have read to my Lords your report of Sept. 10 last on the petition of Capt. Simpson Jolliffe. You are to insert in your next memorial [of weekly cash demands] the 103l. 12s. 0d. which you certify as due to him. Ibid, p. 209.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute Robert Jackson, gent., as a customer or collector of the port of Kingston upon Hull loco Anthony Ettrick, late a customer there. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 389.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Thomas Baker, that no grant pass to Mr. Prideaux of concealed money levied on Dissenters, till he be first heard. Caveat Book, p. 26.
[?] Same of a same in behalf of Bevis Lloyd that no grant pass of the place of Receiver of the [Crown] Revenue in South Wales or of any arrears due [on the Receiver's accounts] to their Majesties thereon till he be first heard. Ibid.
Feb. 25. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster General of the Forces, to pay out of contingents money 1,000l. to William Blathwayt, Secretary at War, without deduction, towards providing horses, carriages and other necessaries for himself and his Office and for defraying other extraordinary and incident expenses : the King having ordered him "to attend our royal person in our expedition to the Low Countries." King's Warrant Book XVI, p. 163.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz. : Disposition Book X, pp. 67-8.
l. s. d.
Out of loans on the second Twelve Months' Aid and [out of the] Double Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the growing week's subsistence [of the Forces, England] and half pay [to the officers] 8,755 9 10
to ditto for the General [or Staff] Officers in part of their clearings to Jan. 1 last 4,000 0 0
to ditto for the Aides de Camp in Flanders 637 10 0
to ditto for Lord Fairfax in full of 450l. arrears on Lord Culpeper's pension to [the] last [day] of] Dec. [1691] 150 0 0
to ditto for the gunners in the several garrisons in further part of their arrear 107 18 4
to ditto for 10 Gentlemen of the Guard in part of 457l. 10s. 0d. remaining to clear them to 1691, July 1 100 0 0
to ditto for Mr. Blathwayt for his equipage 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Fox and Mr. Coningsby to answer bills from Ireland 2,000 0 0
to ditto for bills from the several ports [in the West of England for the Troops landed there from Ireland] 1,000 0 0
to ditto for a week's subsistence to the Royal Regiment [of Horse], [Sir John] Lanier's, Col. Langston's, Col. Coy's, Col. Byerley's, Marquis de Ruvigny's and the Duke of Leinster's Regiments of Horse 2,254 0 0
to ditto for [same for] three Danish Regiments of Horse 800 0 0
to ditto for [same for] the Royal Regiment of Dragoons 326 0 0
to ditto for twelve Regiments of Foot and the Company of Miners 2,341 0 0
to ditto for Sir John Lanier's pay to Dec. 31 last as Major General 550 0 0
to ditto for the Marquis de Ruvigny's pay to same date as Major General and for his Aide de Camp 877 10 0
to ditto for the Earl of Athlone for several Irish officers 348 0 0
to ditto to be returned to Holland to Monsieur Auverquer for buying recruit horses for the Danes ; in part of 2,500l. 1,250 0 0
to ditto to be returned to Hamburg for the Danes 1,000 0 0
to ditto for Col. Stuart in further part of 709l. allowed him by the King for keeping the Royal Regiment of Scots Horse etc. 200 0 0
to ditto for Col. Fletcher in full of 471l. 2s. 4d. for his pay to Jan. 31 last as Major in the Princess Ann's Regiment of Foot 271 2 4
to ditto for Widow Duncan on account of her husband's arrears as late Captain in the Earl of Meath's Regiment 75 13
to ditto for Monsieur Vander Esch for subsistence to the Earl of Portland's Regiment 400 0 0
to ditto [for Monsieur Vander Esch] for same to seven Regiments of Horse 1,400 0 0
to ditto [for Monsieur Vander Esch] for same to the Regiment of Dragoons 450 0 0
to ditto [for Monsieur Vander Esch] for same to the Regiments of Hesse, [Lord] Cutts, [Col.] Lloyd, Nassau, Brandenburg and Groben 1,122 8 0
to ditto [for Monsieur Vander Esch] to complete 1,332l. for recruiting the Regiments of Nassau, Brandenburg and Groben 132 0 0
to ditto [for Monsieur Vander Esch] for Jo[h]n Verhaast for his pay as waggon master 197 14 2
to ditto [for Monsieur Vander Esch] more [for same] for an Aide de Camp 72 0 0
Out of the Letter Office money and the Barbados [Four and a Half per cent.] revenue.
to the Earl of Portland for the Privy Purse 1,000 0 0
£32,818 6
Henry Guy to Mr. Blathwayt [as Secretary to the Forces], enclosing the contract [missing] for bread. His Majesty is pleased to approve of same. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 208.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the export to Holland, Customs free, of some things (170 pieces of Kersey for surtouts and 117 yards of blue cloth for serjeants and 60 dozen of woollen hose) for the use of Col. Lauder's Regiment. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the officers of the Mint of the Duchess of Grafton's proposal for making of penny and twopenny pieces in the nature of stivers under such limitations and conditions as his Majesty should approve. Reference Book VI, p. 378.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Harrison for a deputation for seizing prohibited goods. Ibid.
Same to Sir John Temple, kt., Attorney General [Ireland], and Sir Richard Levins, esq., Solicitor General [there], of the memorial of Charles Dering, esq., Auditor General of Ireland, setting forth that the late Farmers [of the Revenue of Ireland] took copies of the quit rents etc. out of that [the said Auditor's] Office and constituted a distinct Office by the name of Clerk of the Quit Rents, by which means nothing of the said rents appeared upon record since the year 1690 [sic], "and the whole branch kept as a mystery or secret by the said clerk and may prove of evil consequence to their Majesties' revenue". therefore praying a Treasury order for the restoring of all such books and records as have been taken out of the said Office and that the said revenue may be ascertained on record. Ibid.
Feb. 26. Royal sign manual for 75l. to Edward Godfrey, gent. : without account : for the support and subsistence of the children of Dame Mountjoy : to be taken as for 25 weeks, Sept. 3 last to the 25th inst., on an allowance of 3l. per week as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Feb. 29 hereon.) (Money order dated Mar. 1 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVI, p. 164. Money Book XI. p. 268. Order Book III, p. 240.
Money warrants for 2,000l. to William, Earl of Portland, for one year's annuity to Christmas last as Groom of the Stole and First Gentleman of the Bedchamber.
1,000l. each to James, Duke of Ormonde ; Richard, Earl of Scarborough ; James, Earl of Drumlanrig ; Charles, Earl of Selkirk, for same time as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber.
500l. each to Adr. Van Borcelan, Jo[h]n Sayers, Hatton Compton, James Stanley and Joost Caple for same time as Grooms of the Bedchamber.
(Money orders dated Feb. 27 hereon.)
Money Book XI, p. 265. Order Book III, p. 249.
Money warrant for 370l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of Christ Church Hospital for one year to Christmas last on an annuity granted to the Mayor etc. of London for the better support of the children of that foundation. Money Book XI, p. 266.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue to Charles Fox and Thomas Coningsby 2,000l. upon any unsatisfied orders in their names for the service of the Forces employed or lately employed in Ireland : to be satisfied by tallies on Thomas Hall for arrears of Hearthmoney whereof he is Receiver General or Cashier. Ibid.
Money warrant for 100l. to William, Earl of Devonshire, for one year to 1691, Michaelmas, on his allowance as Justice in Eyre, Trent North. (Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay same out of Letter Office money, Barbados [Four and a Half per cent.] Revenue and small branches of the revenue.) Ibid, p. 266. Disposition Book X, p. 69.
Same for 1,500l. to Isabella, Duchess of Grafton, as executrix to the late Duke of Grafton, for three quarters to 1690, Michaelmas, on the annuity of 2,000l. granted by Charles II to said Duke : to be satisfied by tallies on the Excise. Money Book XI, p. 267.
Treasury dormant warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 32l. per an. to William Christian as customer of Carlisle port. Ibid.
Money order for 50l. and 50l. to Littleton Powys, esq., for 1691, Michaelmas term and Hilary term, respectively on his allowance of 200l. per an. as one of the Justices of Chester. Order Book III, p. 250.
Same for 225l. to Sir Jo[h]n Trenchard for 1691, Michaelmas term, on his salary of 500l. per an. as Chief Justice of Chester. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue out of the 20,000l. loan on the Hereditary Excise and the fourth [part] of the Temporary Excise : Disposition Book X, p. 68.
l.
to the Cofferer of the Household 8,000
to the Treasurer of the Chamber 1,000
to the Gentlemen and Grooms of the Bedchamber, ut supra, pp. 1508-9 9,000
£18,000
Same to same to issue as follows out of the [unappropriated] fourth of the Customs, together with 10l. of the small branches of the revenue : Ibid, p. 69.
l. s. d.
to the Judges for Michaelmas term 2,750 0 0
to the Judges for Wales, for the like term 157 0 0
to the Attorney General for half a year's fee to Michaelmas last 40 13 4
to the Solicitor General for the like 35 0 0
to Baron Bradbury for Michaelmas and Hilary terms 15 0 0
to Christ Church Hospital, ut supra, p. 1509 370 10 0
£3,386 3 4
Henry Guy to Mr. Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay into the Exchequer 141l. 17s. 10d. of the fourth of the Customs. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same to the executors of Lord Chief Justice Pollexfen.) For the warrant for this issue, see infra, p. 1515. Disposition Book X, p. 69.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of the 20,000l. loan on the Hereditary Excise and fourth of the Temporary Excise) 2,000l. to Monsieur Auverquer, Master of the Horse to the King ; by way of advance for the extraordinary expense of the Stables. "The necessary warrants as soon as passed shall be sent to you." Ibid.
Same to same to pay 80l. to Mr. John Bellamy out of loans to be made by him or by his procurement on credit of the first Twelve Months' Aid. Ibid, p. 70.
[?] Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to the lodgings of Monsieur Hopp, Envoy from the States of Holland, in the Pall Mall, to seal up his goods in order to their transport to Holland. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 210.
Feb. 26. Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] for the Third Troop of Guards. Ibid.
Same to Mr. D'Allonne. The widow of Col. Douglas has entered a caveat to be heard before the passing of a lease to you of the Forest or Chase of Arkingarthdale. Ibid.
Same to Mr. [Charles] Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Susanna Underhill, widow of Capt. William Underhill, late of Lord Lisbone's [Visct. Lisburne's] Regiment of Foot, praying payment of the arrears due to him. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to Col. Coddrington. It is the King's pleasure that the subsistence of the Duke of Bolton's Regiment in the West Indies shall be transmitted to you to be paid over to the officers according to the musters, for the support of said Regiment ; commencing from the date of the establishment which is now passing. We desire you to see this performed. (Henry Guy to the Earl of Ranelagh to the like effect.) Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Master of the Jewel House. Give my Lords an account what quantity of broken and unuseful plate belonging to their Majesties is in your custody. Ibid, p. 212.
Henry Guy to the Earl of Montagu [Master of the Great Wardrobe] to give directions that such things may be delivered out of the [Great] Wardrobe as are appointed for the Governor of New York : according to estimate. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 213.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, Jan. 28 last, for the collectors of the Customs in the ports of Ipswich, Wells, Lynn, Boston, Scarborough, Sunderland, Whitby, Southampton, Cowes, Poole, Weymouth, Lyme, Topsham, Dartmouth, Falmouth, Looe, Fowey, Truro, Pembroke, Newcastle, Hull, Liverpool and Great Yarmouth to receive into their care all such seamen and mariners remaining in any county in England or Wales and not listed in their Majesties' service (who are charged by proclamation as follows to render themselves to the Navy Commissioners in London, Chatham or Portsmouth or to the storekeeper and Muster Master of the Navy at Harwich or to Henry Greenhall, Agent for the Navy at Plymouth, or to Robert Henley at Bristol) : and having received said men to defray the charge of their conduct and subsistence and likewise of those seamen that shall be brought into London, Chatham, Portsmouth, Harwich, Plymouth or Bristol, until they shall be put on board the ships appointed to receive them. The said disbursements are to be made out of the Customs moneys of the said ports and are to be allowed on the said respective collectors' accounts. All by reason that consideration is this day had at the Council Board of the most effectual means for raising and bringing in of seamen to man the Fleet this year and it was thought that a Proclamation be forthwith issued pursuant to the tenor of that published Feb. 9 [1690-1] last charging the said seamen etc. to render themselves as above.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 390.
Treasury reference to Mr. [Charles] Fox of the petition of Thomas Wells, John Wardle, Thomas Marshall and William Edgley for payment of arrears due to them as Troopers in Col. Theodore Russell's late Regiment of Horse. Reference Book VI, p. 378.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt of the petition of Thomas Neale, esq., to the King for the like grant of mines in America as was granted to the late Duke of Albemarle : viz. : of all mines of gold and silver, lead, tin, copper, and all mines, minerals and of saltpetre and all salts whatsoever in the Northern parts of America (excepting only all parts northward of Carolina) on paying to the Crown one sixth of all gold, silver and saltpetre and one tenth of the clear profits of all tin, lead, copper : with a proviso to be void if not put in execution within three years. Ibid, p. 378. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 373.
Same to same of the petition of same to the King for a grant for 21 years of the escheats of estates which belong to the Crown in the Plantations of America : rendering upon oath a moiety to the Crown : no advantage being at present made of the same. Reference Book VI, p. 378.
For the letter of this day's date from Col. Nicholson, Lieut. Governor of Virginia, see infra under date 1692, July 1. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 383.
Treasury reference to Mr. Charles Fox of the petition of Mr. Cardonnell for payment of 214l. 10s. 0d. due to him in Ireland as Secretary to the Duke of Schonberg. Reference Book VI, p. 378.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to prepare a constat or particular of the several lands in or near the towns of South Cave, Ellerker, Broomfleet and elsewhere in co. Yorks which were found by inquisition taken in the county of York about Nov. 18 last, before Robert Hollis, esq., to have been heretofore covered by the sea and now derelict : all with a view to such a lease thereof as the King may direct. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 517.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed Order of Council [missing] made upon the petition of the Provost, Fellows and Scholars of Trinity College, near Dublin, praying that the quit rents of 257l. per an. reserved on their lands may be reduced for the next seven years to 10l. per an. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 113.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland. It has been represented to us that [Col.] Belcastle's French [Refugees] Regiment has been quartered for some time in the town of Kinsale and are considerably indebted to the inhabitants thereof upon that account ; "and also that the Forces who lay for some time in the harbour of said town and in that time often landed ; and being induced to believe that by reason of these burthens the said inhabitants have a very hard case and such as requires something to be done for their relief," we desire you (either out of moneys remitted from England or out of the revenues of Ireland) to take care that the said inhabitants speedily receive what is due to them on account of quarters or otherwise for the said Regiment of Belcastle ; and likewise that you will cause all just demands which the said inhabitants have upon the Danish Forces to be adjusted and to send the account thereof to us that we may give directions for their just satisfaction out of the pay of those Troops. Ibid, p. 114.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to observe the directions in the enclosed Order of Council [missing] for an embargo on ships. Ibid.
Feb. 27. Royal sign manual for the following payments without account : viz. :
40l. to Dr. Titus Oates for four weeks to Mar. 24 next on his allowance of 10l. per week.
14l. to Ann Fitzharrey for seven weeks, Jan. 7 last to the 25th inst., on her allowance of 40s. per week for the subsistence of herself and her daughter Judith.
(Money order dated Mar. 8 hereon.)
King's Warrant Book XVI, p. 164. Order Book III, p. 252.
Money warrant dormant for the salary of 1,000l. per an. to John Powell, esq., Serjeant at Law, as one of the Barons of the Exchequer Court. Money Book XI, p. 270.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of loans on the second Twelve Months' Aid) 250l. to Mr. Fox and Mr. Coningsby : to be paid over to Mr. Henley for biscuit. Disposition Book X, p. 70.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of same loans) as follows : Disposition Book X, p. 70.
l. s. d.
to Mr. Fox and Mr. Coningsby to complete 14,400l. for recruit horses for seven Regiments at 300l. a Troop 4,100 0 0
to ditto in part of 3,500l. for recruits for the Royal Regiment [of Horse] and Col. Leveson's Regiment of Dragoons at 250l. a Troop 1,500 0 0
to ditto for the Commissioners of the Transports for provisions for the men and horses now to be transported : by way of advance to the agent at Ostend 2,063 0 0
to ditto for said Commissioners for the shipmasters that have been employed to Ireland 4,148 17 8
£11,811 17 8
Same to Serjeant Ryley. Send my Lords the names of all the Commissioners nominated by the Duke of Bolton, and yourself or any other, "who are intended to enquire into the business of New Forest, all which papers you took out of the [Treasury] Office." Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 211.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to appoint Francis Phillips as boatman at Penarth, a member of Swansea port, loco John Jones, lately deceased.
Edward Crawley as waiter and searcher and commander of the boatmen at Cromwich [Combwich] in Bridgwater port.
Phi[llip] Osborne as boatman at Hull loco Antho. Kiddall, deceased.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 389.
Treasury reference to Mr. [Charles] Fox of the petition [missing] of John Lecaan, Physician to the Hospital in Ireland, praying payment of 106l. remaining due to him ; "to enable him to repair to his own country." Reference Book VI, p. 379a.
Same to Mr. Humphrys of the petition of Edward Russel, esq., to the King for a grant of the manor of Denbigh in North Wales, valued at about 600l. or 700l. per an., "for his services." Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular and ratal of the custody or farm of the Hundred of Fawsley, co. Northants : with a view to a lease thereof to Devereux Knightley, esq., at the rents of 8l. 15s. 4d. and 5s. per an., for three lives (viz. petitioner, Giles Knightley, son of Lucy Knightley as below, and Ambrose Holbeach, junr., of the Inner Temple).
Prefixing : two reports by William Tailer, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, on said Knightley's two petitions ut supra, pp. 1264 and 1477. I have perused the grant thereof made 1625, July 11, to Richard Knightley at rents as above for the lives of Richard, Edward and Lucy Knightley, sons of the said Richard, of whom Lucy is said to survive, (but is now confessed to be dead). The premises are rather honourable than profitable and desired as a mark of favour from the Crown, having been long in petitioner's family.
Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, pp. 517-8.
Report to the Treasury Lords from William Blathwayte, as Auditor General for the Plantations, on the petition of Colonel Thomas Dungan, late Governor of New York, the said petition setting forth that Dungan hath mortgaged all his estates for debts contracted and money expended in the service of the Crown of England against the French, which estate will be forfeited in May next unless in the meantime redeemed, his person being likewise in daily hazard of being arrested on the same account.
Hereupon Blathwayt reports that he has examined Dungan's accounts of moneys received from the public revenue of New York and otherwise and of his disbursements for the support of the Government of that province and in the war against the French and the Indians of Canada which were successfully carried on by him. According to said accounts, there would [appear to] be due to him and others for disbursements 10,374l. 10s. 3½d. and more particularly for disbursements by Robert Levingston, employed for buying and furnishing provisions for the Forces then on foot, 2,484l. 8s. 1½d., whereof Dungan alleges to have satisfied the said Levingston for 312l. 1s. 11d. But inasmuch as the said accounts are not sufficiently vouched, nor the accomptant properly charged with the receipts, it has been usual in the like cases for the Treasury Lords to refer the examination thereof to the Governor and Councils of the respective Plantations, who may give the accomptants their full charge and require the proper vouchers. It appears by mortgage produced to me that Dungan was forced to engage all his lands, negroes and chattels in New York to the said Levingston for the answering the sums disbursed by him ; "and the said particular accompts having been examined and certified by Stephan Cortlandt, Deputy Auditor of that Colony, it will be a present relief to the petitioner if his Majesty shall" order payment of 2,484l. 8s. 1½d. to said Levingston (the revenue of New York on which it would be otherwise chargeable being not sufficient to answer the same) on condition that Levingston deliver up the said mortgage to Dungan, who may likewise stand obliged with the said Levingston if there shall be any objection to the said accompt after examination as above by the Governor and Council of New York. In case of such payment here in England, I humbly report that there may be a deduction of 30 per cent. (more or less as the exchange shall be) for the difference of money ; thus making the 2,484l. 8s. 1½d. in New York payable by 1,911l. 6s. 0d. to be paid here in England.
Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 396-7.
Feb. 29. Money warrant for 43l. 13s. 9d. to Peter Guenon Beaubuisson, Gentleman of their Majesties' Bowes, for three quarters to Christmas last on his annuity or fee of 58l. 5s. 0d. Money Book XI, p. 268.
Same for 75l. to said Beaubuisson for same time on his allowance of 100l. per an. as Gentleman of his Majesty's Bowes and Guns and Keeper of the Private Armoury at Whitehall : for his care and pains in keeping all the private guns and other arms in the said Private Armoury at Whitehall in good condition and for the cost of servants and necessaries for that service. (Money order dated Mar. 1 hereon.) Ibid, p. 268. Order Book III, p. 250.
Money warrant for 10,000l. to Richard, Earl of Bellomont, Treasurer to the Queen, to complete the 50,000l. as by the privy seal of 1691, Aug. 31, supra, p. 1269. (Money order dated Mar. 1 hereon.) Money Book XI, p. 269. Order Book III, p. 223.
Same for 141l. 17s. 10d. to the executors of Sir Henry Pollexfen, late Lord Chief Justice of Common Pleas, for 21 days (1691, May 25, to June 15 following, being the day of his decease) on his fee of 1,000l. per an., see supra, p. 1510. Money Book XI, p. 269.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the 12,000l. loan made by Mr. Noell : viz. : Disposition Book X, p. 71.
l. s. d.
to the Cofferer of the Household 8,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Chamber 2,500 0 0
to the Master of the Horse 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Beaubuisson 118 13 4
to the Pages of the Bedchamber 36 0 0
to Mr. Needham 120 0 0
£11,774 13 6
Same to same to issue (out of any unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer) 200l. to Capt. John Richards. (For the warrant authorising this issue see under Mar. 3, infra, p. 1524.) Ibid.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General, enclosing a paper [missing]. My Lords desire your opinion this afternoon on the prohibition clause mentioned therein "against granting any imprests out of the said money." Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 211.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to Lieut. General Sgravemore's lodgings in St. James's House to seal his goods that are going for Holland. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to bring a scire facias against the patent whereby William Kemp holds the office of searcher of Plymouth port. Mr. William Brockett will attend you herein. Ibid.
Same to the Agents [for Taxes]. My Lords desire you to send out the [copies of the Parliamentary] Acts for the Quarterly Poll with all expedition : and to employ one Rowell, a deputy messenger [of the Chamber] therein. Ibid, p. 212.
Same to the Earl of Montagu [Master of the Great Wardrobe] to give directions for the delivery out of the [Great] Wardrobe of liveries to the Trumpeters that are to attend Visct. Sidney into Ireland. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt [as Secretary to the Forces] to transmit to Mr. Robinson the enclosed extract [missing] of a letter from the Lords Justices [of Ireland] concerning recruit horses. Ibid.
Henry Guy to Mr. [Charles] Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lawrence de Butt of Sligo, praying payment of 176l. by him disbursed for their Majesties' service by order of Col. Lloyd when Governor of Sligo. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 212.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to the Duke of Wurtemberg's lodgings over against the Geo[rge] Tavern in the Pall Mall, to seal his goods that are going for Holland. Ibid.
Same to same to similarly seal the goods of the Earl of Athlone at his lodgings in Leicester Fields ; with a view to same going to Holland. Ibid.
[?] Same to Mr. [Charles] Fox, enclosing the petition [missing] of Sir William Douglas, Lieut. Col. of Sir Thomas Levingston's Regiment of Dragoons, praying payment of 182l. due for his pay. You are to insert this sum in your [next weekly] memorial for money. Ibid, p. 213.
Feb. 29. Same to Sir Fran. Lawley [Master of the Jewel House]. I have read to my Lords your account of the 5th inst. of plate delivered out of the Jewel House to ambassadors and others which is not yet returned. My Lords desire you to give warning to those persons to return the plate into your Office. Give my Lords an account of your proceedings herein. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Humfreys to report on the enclosed petition [missing] concerning the manor and castle of Bere and Penally. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to the Earl of Essex's house in St. James's Square to seal his goods that are going for Holland. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Auditor [of Crown Revenues] for Wales of the petition of Cha. May, esq., for a reversionary grant of a rent charge of 200l. per an. payable out of the revenue of South Wales. Reference Book VI, p. 379a.
Same to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] of the petition of John Whiteing, shewing that a grant was made about 50 years since (at 40l. fine and 5l. rent) of [certain] waste land on the river Tyne which is overflowed every tide : therefore praying for the arrears and a new grant [of the premises]. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to same for a constat or particular and for a ratal of the manor of West Ashford, co. Devon, and of the scite of the late monastery of Burnham in order to a lease thereof to Edward, Visct. Villiers, for 99 years in reversion of the several terms in being.
Prefixing : report to the Treasury by William Harbord, Surveyor General, dated 1691, Nov. 5, on said Viscount's petition for same. The petitioner was a suitor in 1691, April, for said manor, and I reported thereon in the same month that it was certified in the Parliamentary Survey of 1650 as consisting of 11 small copyhold tenements, valued in all at 122l. per an. : that the manor was granted by James I to Sir Thomas Gorges for 41 years in reversion of the death of the Marchioness of Northampton ; said term expired in 1676, April 1 ; a further reversion was granted in 1669 to Sir Amias Pollard for 25 years, which will expire 1701, April 1. A fine of 200l. will be sufficient for a fresh grant of 21 years, as the reversion is of small value : but if the fee simple should be granted it may be worth 1,300l.
The scite of the late monastery of Burnham was lately petitioned for by Mr. Neale and report was made thereon 1691, Aug. 7. These premises were granted 1663, July 18, to Sir John Wintour and Hugh May for 16 years in reversion at the old rent of 11l. 18s. 1d. and increased rent of 95l. to make up the moiety of the improved value "as was usual set in those times." There are three years to come in the said term. A fresh lease for 31 years at the old rent of 11l. 18s. 1d. is worth a fine of 1,500l., "being about 7½ years' purchase," but the inheritance would be worth 3,500l.
Warrants not Relating to Money, XIII, pp. 518-9.
Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of a deputation from William Blathwaite (as Surveyor and Auditor General of the Plantations) to Isaac Addington, esq., to be his deputy for the execution of the said office in their Majesties' Province of the Massachusetts Bay. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 520.