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February 1693, 1-10

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'Entry Book: February 1693, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 30-44. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82092 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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February 1693, 1–10

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Feb. 1. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for payment of 200l. per an. to Edward, Visct. Villiers, Keeper of Hyde Park; as well for the wages of the underkeepers of said park and to a person attending at the gate as for hay and beans for the deer: during pleasure: one year thereon to Christmas last to be paid forthwith. (The privy seal hereon is dated Feb. 16.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 29.
Same to same for a same to authorise the Treasury Lords to issue commissions to Receivers General for the respective counties, places etc. for the 4s. Aid [4 Wm. and Mary, c. 1]. Ibid, p. 30.
Feb. 1. Royal warrant to the Admiralty Lords to order the Navy Treasurer to pay a pension of 100l. per an. to Ellen Wrenn, widow of Capt. Ralph Wren, who died in the King's service as late Commander in Chief of the squadron of ships in the West Indies: as in consideration of the loss of her husband and of good services performed by him: to commence as from June 24 last: during pleasure. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 31.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 30,000l. to John Richards, gent., as imprest for wages, bills etc., payable in the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber. Ibid.
Royal sign manual for the following payments which are to be taken as so much due to them at Christmas last on their respective pensions payable out of the rents and profits of the Lotteries, viz. Solomon Foubert, 125l.; Sir Gabriell Silvyus, 75l.; Dame Katherine Armstrong and Katherine and Mary Armstrong, her two daughters, 50l.; Charlotte Killegrew, 50l.; Susanna Leighton, 25l.; Jane Berkley, 50l.; Eleanor Needham for herself and children, 75l.; Mary Fanshaw, 50l.; Capt. John Richards, 50l.; Sir Cha. Slingesby, 10l.; Mallet Slingesby, 2l.; Eliz. Slingesby, 5l.; Col. Edmd. Ogar, 11l. 8s.d.; Col. Hen. Hubank, 11l. 8s.d.; Richard Sydenham and Grace his wife, 10l.; Ann Duke for herself and children, 11l. 8s.d.; Capt. John Baker, 9l. 2s. 6d.; Capt. Kettleby's three grandchildren, 9l. 2s. 6d.; Capt. John Watkinson, 4l. 11s. 3d.; Ann Ashbury, widow, 5l.; Ann Collins, widow, 5l.; Mr. Ross's three daughters, 15l.; Mris. Buss, 5l.; Mr. Edward Duke, 6l. (Money warrants dated Feb. 7 hereon.) (Money orders dated Feb. 10 hereon.) Ibid, p. 32. Money Book XII, p. 16. Order Book III, p. 346.
Henry Guy to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed bill drawn by Monsieur de Lafitte upon Monsieur Foubert for payment of 32l. 11s. 8d. to Monsieur Desarrois for oats. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 446.
Feb. 2. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: Disposition Book XI, p. 85.
l. s. d.
Out of loans on the 4s. Aid.
to the Treasurer of the Navy towards the Chest at Chatham. “Memorandum: the 7,500l. for the Chest is included in the warrant to the Navy under the head of wages” 7,500 0 0
to ditto for wear and tear 4,000 0 0
to ditto for the Victualling Commissioners 4,000 0 0
Out of 2,813l. 19s. 2d. of the complements of the Excise and 22,837l. 17s 9d. of loans on the 4s. Aid: making 25,651l. 16s. 11d. in all.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for a week's subsistence for the Forces here and in Flanders, including the Train of Artillery and the several additions lately made 22,525 17 7
to ditto for the gunners in the several garrisons in further part of their arrear 107 18 4
to ditto for Sir Jos. Hern towards answering his bills given for the Hanover Troops 1,208 6 8
to ditto to repay my Lord Galway's disbursements for special service relating to the Forces 143 8 0
to ditto in part of the arrear to the Battalion of Dutch Foot Guards to be paid to Monsieur Vander Esch 500 0 0
to Mr. Fox for one week's subsistence for the Regiments of Hamilton, La Melonier, Du Cambon and Belcastle 822 11 4
to ditto for levy money for 130 men to be added to Hamilton's Regiment at 40s. per man 260 0 0
to ditto for Col. Du Cambon for the pay of his Designer to 30 Nov. last at 5s. a day 83 15 0
£41,151 16 11
Feb. 2. Henry Guy to the Earl of Nottingham enclosing a presentment [missing] touching the officers of the Customs visiting ships of war. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 446.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed extract [missing] of a letter from Mr. Tayler proposing that pitch, masts etc. may be imported from New England, Customs free. Ibid, p. 447.
Same to Mr. Tailer to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Elizabeth Hamilton, widow, relict of James Hamilton, praying a new lease for 39 years of some houses and stables near Hyde Park. Ibid.
Feb. 2 et postea. Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Benjamin Mathews, praying to be made Receiver General for co. Northampton for the 4s. Aid [4 Wm. and Mary, c. 1] and proposing sureties detailed. (Warrant dated Feb. 14 for taking his securities in 19,000l.) (Commission dated Feb. 14.) Reference Book VI, pp. 440, 441, 442, 444, 445, 448, 449, 452, 462. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp 126–7, 128–9.
Ralph Williamson as same for co. Yorks, Durham and Northumberland. (Warrant for securities in 50,000l., Feb 14.) (Commission dated Feb. 14.)
Leonard Robinson as same for London, Westminster and Middlesex, the Inns of Court and Chancery. (Warrant for securities, Feb. 14.). (Commission dated Feb. 14.)
Thomas Richards as same for co. Herts. (Warrant for securities, Feb. 14.) (Commission dated Feb. 14.)
Nath. Molineux as same for co. Lanes. (Warrant for securities, Feb. 14.) (Commission dated Feb. 14.)
Law. Ambrose (dated Feb. 3) as same for co. Berks. (Warrant for securities in 20,000l., Feb. 14.) (Commission dated Feb 14.)
Morgan Whitley as same for cos. Chester, Anglesea, Brecon, Cardigan, Carnarvon, Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth, Montgomery and Radnor. (Warrant for securities in 26,000l., Feb. 14.) (Commission dated Feb. 14.)
Thomas D'Oyley as same for the county, university and city of Oxford. (Warrant for securities, Feb. 14.) (Commission dated Feb. 14.)
Hugh Horton as same for co. Bucks. (Warrant for securities in 24,000l., Feb. 14.) (Commission dated Feb. 14.)
Thomas Cobb as same for Southampton and Isle of Wight. (Warrant for securities, Feb. 14.) (Commission dated Feb. 14.)
John Mason as same for Cambridge. (Warrant for securities, ? Feb. 14.) (Commission dated Feb. 14.)
Nathaniell Rich (dated Feb. 7) as same for co. Essex. (Warrant for securities, Feb. 14.) (Commission dated Feb. 14.)
Thomas Bromfeild as same for co. Sussex. (Warrant for securities in 30,000l., Feb. 14.) (Commission dated Feb. 14.)
Christopher Bale (dated Feb. 8) as same for co. Devon. Warrant for securities, Feb. 14.) (Commission dated Feb. 14.)
Charles Duncomb as same for co. Surrey. (Warrant for securities, Feb. 14.)
William Green and Samuell Foden (dated Feb. 13) as same for co. Stafford. (Warrant for securities, Feb. 17.) (Commission dated Feb. 17.)
Thomas Truman (Trueman) as same for co. Notts and Leicester. (Warrant for securities, Feb 20.) (Commission ? dated Feb. 14.)
Richard Burneby as same for co. Rutland. (Warrant for securities, Feb 21.) (Commission dated Feb. 21.)
Edward Mitchell as same for co. Gloucester. (Warrant for securities, Feb. 17.) (Commission dated Feb. 14.)
John Darbie as same for co. Dorset. (Warrant for securities, Feb. 16.) (Commission dated Feb. 20.)
William Cawthorpe and Christopher Randes (dated Feb. 14) as same for co. Lincoln. (Warrant for securities, Feb. 16.) (Commission dated Feb. 16.)
William Whitebread as same for co. Beds. (Warrant for securities, Feb. 16.) (Commission dated Feb. 16.)
Richard Tregear as same for Cornwall. (Warrant for securities, Feb. 21.) (Commission dated Feb. 21.)
Gilbert Spencer (dated Feb. 16) as same for Kent. (Warrant for securities, Feb. 20.) (Commission dated Feb. 20.)
Charles Williams as same for co. Monmouth. (Warrant for securities, Mar. 25.) (Commission dated Mar. 25.)
Robert Chaplin (dated Feb. 17) as same for co. Suffolk. (Warrant for securities, Feb. 20.) (Commission dated Feb. 20.)
John Newsham as same for co. Warwick. (Warrant for securities, Feb. 20.) (Commission dated Feb. 20.)
Thomas Mathews as same for co. Hereford. (Warrant for securities, Feb. 20.) (Commission dated Feb. 20.)
John Child (dated Feb. 27) as same for co. Wilts. (Warrant for securities, Mar. 3.) (Commission dated Mar. 3.)
Samuell Bradshaw (dated Feb. 17) as same for co. Derby. (Warrant for securities, Feb. 20.) (Commission dated Feb. 20.)
Augustin Briggs and Leonard Blofeild as same for co. Norfolk and city of Norwich. (Warrant for securities, Feb. 20. (Commission dated Feb. 20.)
William Love and Edward Jolley as same for co. Huntingdon. (Warrant for securities, Feb. 20.) (Commission dated Feb. 20.)
Phil. Bearcrop (Bearcroft) (dated Feb. 18) as same for the county and city of Worcester. (Warrant for securities, Feb. 20.) (Commission dated Feb. 20.)
Geo. Howells as same for cos. Carmarthen, Glamorgan, Pembroke and town of Haverford West. (Warrant for securities, Feb. 21.) (Commission dated Feb. 21.)
Cha. Brawn (dated Feb. 12) as same for Somerset and Bristol. (Warrant for securities, Feb. 24.) (Commission dated Feb. 24.)
Geo. Hosier (dated Feb. 27) as same for co. Salop. (Warrant for securities, Mar. 3.) (Commission dated Mar. 3.)
Andr. Huddleston (dated April 3) for Cumberland and Westmorland. (Warrant for securities, April 5.)
Feb. 3. Money warrant for 89l. 10s. 0d. to the executors of Sir Roger Harsnet, kt., late Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Peers, for 10s. a day for attending the Speaker thereof 1691, Oct. 22, to 1692, April 12, and on May 24, June 14, July 11, Aug. 22 and Sept. 26. (Money order dated Feb. 4 hereon.) Money Book XII, pp. 7–8. Order Book III, p. 342.
Same for 50l. to the Treasurer of King Charles I's Hospital in Westminster and 50l. to the churchwardens of St. Margarets, Westminster, for one year's annuity to Christmas last in each case. (Money order dated Feb. 4 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 8. Order Book III, p. 340.
Same for 2,000l. to William, Earl of Portland, for one year to Christmas last on his annuity as Groom of the Stole and First Gentleman of the Bedchamber. (Money order dated Feb. 4 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 9. Order Book III, p. 341.
Same for 1,000l. each to James, Duke of Ormonde, Richard, Earl of Scarborough, Charles, Earl of Selkirk, for same on same as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber, and to Algernon, Earl of Essex, for one year to 1692, Michaelmas, as same. Money Book XII, p. 9. Order Book III, p. 341.
Same for 500l. each to Adrian van Borcelan, John Sayers, Hatton Compton, James Stanley, Joost Caple, Thomas Windesor, Emanuell Scroop How, Geo. Cholmondley for one year to Xmas last as Grooms of the Bedchamber, and to Cha. Trelawney for one year to 1691, Christmas, as a late same. (Money order dated Feb. 4 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 9. Order Book III, p. 341.
Same for 100l. to the churchwardens of St. Martins in the Fields for one year to Christmas last on the annuity for the relief of the poor of said parish. (Money order dated Feb. 4 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 9. Order Book III, p. 341.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Excise for 2,000l. to Thomas Browne, esq., in repayment of so much lent by him Jan. 21 last on the Hereditary Excise and Temporary Excise. Money Book XII, p. 10.
Money order for 187l. 10s. 0d. to William Wardour, Clerk of the Pells in the Receipt, for 1688, Christmas, to 1692, Michaelmas, on his 50l. per an. for locking up etc. the cash in the Exchequer in accordance with Treasurer Rochester's orders of date 1686, Oct. 28. Order Book III, p. 344.
Feb. 3. Treasury order for renewing a lost money order dated 1692, April 27, No. 937, for 500l. to Stephen Monginot in repayment of loan on the East India goods duties. Order Book III, p. 345.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10,000l. to Ralph, Earl of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the service of the said Wardrobe: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on credit of the three fourths of the Customs. Disposition Book XI, p. 86.
Same to same to issue 1,500l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners: out of loans on the Hereditary Excise and Temporary Excise: to be for 1692, Lady day quarter, to said Band. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Duncomb [Excise Cashier] to forthwith pay into the Exchequer 1,613l. 10s. 0d. of the Hereditary Excise and Temporary Excise. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: Ibid, pp. 86–7.
l. s. d.
Out of Hereditary Excise and Temporary Excise to be paid in by Mr. Duncomb [as above].
to the Master of the Horse for the [portion of the establishment of the] Stables [attendant on the King] abroad 400 0 0
to the Paymaster of the Works upon account of the scaffolding in Westminster Hall [for the Court of Justice] 200 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service, 200l., 40l., 50l. 290 0 0
to Lady Mary Kirk 50 0 0
to Mris. Carlisle 40 0 0
to Mris. Fitzharris 28 10 0
to Lady Arabella Macarty 75 0 0
to Mr. Carbonnell 30 0 0
to the poor of St. Margaret's, Westminster, and King Charles I's Hospital 100 0 0
to the poor of St. Martin's 100 0 0
Out of loans on the Hereditary Excise and Temporary Excise remaining in the Exchequer.
to the Gentlemen of the Bedchamber (Earl of Portland, Duke of Ormond, Earls of Scarborough, Essex and Selkirk) 6,000 0 0
to the Grooms of the Bedchamber (Messrs. Borcelan, Sayers, Compton, Stanley, Caple, Windesor, How and Cholmondley) 4,000 0 0
to the Cofferer of the Household for the Pages of the Backstairs to the King 360 0 0
to Mr. Richards for the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office for the servants that attend his Majesty this campaign 1,000 0 0
£12,673 10 0
Feb. 3. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 6,000l. to Edward Russell on any unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Navy: to be issued out of loans on the 4s. Aid: to be paid over to the Victualling Commissioners. Disposition Book XI, p. 87.
Same to Mr. Knight. There are divers arrears still standing out of the temporalities of the late vacant bishoprics. You are to see to the issue of process for the speedy recovery thereof. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 447.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition of Capt. Robert Lloyd, praying to be inserted in the list of pensions for half pay. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ James Browne as a landwaiter at Bristol loco Samuell Whislade, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 26.
Treasury order to same to observe (a) infra. Ibid, p. 29.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, Feb. 2 inst., for leave to the ship Robert, Jacob Allen of New England master, 80 tons, six men, to return to New England, he having on the application of the Agent for the Officers of the Ordnance brought to England the guns, arms and stores of the King's ship Swallow on condition of protection for his return.
The like for the Robert and Richard to go to the Leeward Islands instead of the ships Union and Providence in Bristol port; on the petitions of Gilbert Heathcote and Joseph Martin [shipowners]. Ibid.
The like for the Catherine, 230 tons, 40 men, to go to Guinea and Virginia instead of the Ann; on the petition of Sir Richard Levet, Arthur Bayly and others. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Reyly, Surveyor General of Woods, South Trent, of the petition of Richard, Visct. Colchester, ut supra, p. 23 [with Mr. Tailer's report thereon]. Reference Book VI, p. 439.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports of the petition of John Stapleton, shewing that his ship Conquest of London was in 1691 pressed in Ireland to carry some of the Irish into France and afterwards to transport the Danish Forces to Ostend: therefore praying that his accounts may be stated and his money paid. Ibid, p. 442.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Ann Ball, widow, shewing that a suit is intended to be tried next Assizes in co. Berks whether the King's Timber Yard near Windsor Castle be within or without the King's Palace; therefore praying that it may be managed at the King's charge, it nearly concerning their Majesties' title and interest because the churchwardens have cited petitioner into the Spirituall Court to bring the said Timber Yard to pay parish duties. Ibid.
Feb. 3. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant, Ireland. In answer to ours of Nov. 25 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IX, p. 1913, you inform us that Mr. Price, late Receiver General of Ireland, stands indebted 14,704l. 19s. 1d. on the foot of his account and that Exchequer process (which lies against body, lands and goods) is best for levying same: but that Price claims several allowances since the stating of his accounts, some of which may be reasonable. Please cause his accounts, as you advise, to be stated by the Commissioners for Stating the Accounts of the Receivers General and levy the balance on his estate in Ireland, which is reputed to be of good value. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 248.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition of John Wootton, late collector of Inland Excise of the districts of Galway, concerning the arrear due to the Crown on the foot of his account. Ibid, p. 249.
Report to the Treasury Lords [from William Blathwayt] on the petition of Abraham Lloyd, ut supra, p. 13. I am informed by the Agents of the Leeward Islands that William Lloyd, brother of petitioner, was convicted in March last of the wilful murdering of Thomas Johnson of Antigua and executed in June: that after the act and before his conviction he conveyed all his estate in trust for his brother, and after the execution the trustees were admitted to have a good title to the negroes, slaves, sugar, cotton, and other chattels, but the houses and lands being forfeited by the act of murder were found escheated and were granted away by the Governor with the consent of the Council, also certain debts by bonds and otherwise were put in possession of the escheator, but inquisition thereon was deferred. Col. Codrington, the Governor, may be directed to permit petitioner to sue for and recover said debts in name of the Crown. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 394–5.
Feb. 6. Money warrant for 125l. each to William Blathwayt, Richard Colinge, Sir John Nicholas and the executor of Jo[h]n Dyves for half a year to Michaelmas last on their fee or salary as Clerks of the Privy Council. Money Book XII, p. 10.
Same for 120l. to Sir Joseph Williamson for three quarters to 1692, Michaelmas, on his fee as Keeper of the Paper Office at Whitehall. Ibid, p. 11.
Treasury warrant to James Herbert, esq., Receiver General of the moneys arising by Prizes, to pay 50l. to George Oxenden, Dr. of Laws, for half a year at Christmas last on his salary as Judge Official and Commissary of the Court of Admiralty of the Cinque Ports. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans in general or loans on the Hereditary Excise and Temporary Excise, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XI, p. 88.
to 12 Judges for 1692, Michaelmas term 3,000 0 0
to the Welsh Judges 175 0 0
to the Masters in Chancery [in part of 275l.] 257 0 0
to the Clerks of the Council, ut supra, p. 37 500 0 0
to Mr. Blathwayt for the Plantation Office 582 14 6
to Sir Jos. Williamson, Keeper of Papers 120 0 0
£4,634 14 6
Feb. 6. Henry Guy to the Victualling Commissioners to pay to the persons in the enclosed list the 11,000l. which was lately put into your hands by tallies on East India goods duties, viz. to satisfy the said persons' debts contracted in the time of Sir Richard Haddock et al., Victualling Commissioners in 1689, for victualling the Navy. Disposition Book XI, p. 88.
Appending: note only of said list.
Same to Mr. [Aaron] Smith. You have returned me the papers about Visct. Preston's estate, but there is missing therefrom the petition of Timothy Portington of Malton, co. Yorks, concerning said Viscount's bond of 400l. to him. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 448.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of — Progers, widow of Lieut. Col. Charles Progers, late of the First Regiment of Foot Guards, praying that the respites upon the muster rolls against her late husband may be taken off. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Charles Segar for the first vacancy of a landwaiter etc., London port. My Lords recommend him. Reference Book VI, p. 443.
Feb. 7. Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 10,527l. 5s. 0d. to Casper Frederick Henning on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the service of their Majesties' Gardens: to be by tallies on the Post Office revenue. Money Book XII, p. 11.
The like for 41,600l. [to Thomas Lloyd in like tallies] for the service of the Works. Ibid.
Money order for 125l. to Sir John Trenchard for 1692, Michaelmas term's allowance as Chief Justice of Chester. Order Book III, p. 319.
50l. to Littleton Powys for same as one of the Justices of Chester.
Henry Guy to the Excise Commissioners to pay to the Treasurer of the Queen Dowager 3,052l. 8s.d. for last Christmas quarter: to be paid by 1,052l. 8s.d. this week and the remainder by 500l. a week. Disposition Book XI, p. 84.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 45l. 9s. 9d. to Ralph Williamson, Receiver General of the first Twelve Months' Aid for cos. Durham and North-umberland, out of the 95l. 9s. 9d. which is set in super on the county of Northumberland and which Williamson has agreed to pay into the Exchequer. (Money warrant dated Feb. 8 for said 45l. 9s. 9d.) (Money order dated Feb. 11 hereon.) Ibid, p. 88. Money Book XII, p. 12. Order Book III, p. 349.
Feb. 7. Henry Guy to Mr. Duncomb [Excise Cashier] to pay 2,000l. into the Exchequer out of the Hereditary Excise and Temporary Excise, to wit 1,000l. this week and 1,000l. next week “over and above what other payments you are to make thereout: their Majesties' service very much requiring same.” Disposition Book XI, p. 89.
[?] Entry [struck through] of a Treasury direction [to the Customs Cashier] to pay Thomas Browne 65l. 12s. 8d. [for 2 per cent. gratuity on a loan]. Ibid.
Feb. 7. Henry Guy to Mr. Tailer. Send your report on Elizabeth Hamilton's petition, supra, p. 32, by to-morrow, so that it may be laid before the King then. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 448.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the export to Flanders, Customs free, of clothing for Col. D'Offarrell's Regiment, as in the enclosed list [missing]. Ibid.
Same to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Send my Lords the names of the three persons in the present Commission for seizing Forfeited Goods in Ireland who are to be joined with Mr. Dering and Mr. Cocker in the new commission which you desire: also the name of their secretary. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 249.
Feb. 8. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General, Ireland, for a great seal containing an indenture between the King and Andrew Corbet for the coining and vending of copper farthings and halfpence for nine years from 1693, Lady day, not exceeding 120 tons of copper in any one of the first four years and 60 tons in any of the last five years, and to pay or give in exchange such copper farthings and halfpence for the like number or tale of farthings and half pence of tin coined under Charles II, James II or their present Majesties, and further to pay a rent of 1,000l. per an. to the Crown: the King having accepted his proposal as tending to the convenience and accommodation of the subject in trade and commerce by way of retail and to obviate the loss and damage now frequently suffered by the subject by the great quantities of counterfeit farthings and half pence resembling tin which are daily imposed upon them. King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 33–41.
The said coins to be made or coined at the house now or lately used for making farthings of tin and half pence, situate in New Street, without Bishops-gate, or at some other place in London at Corbet's choice: the copper to be good, pure and merchantable: 1 lb. avoirdupois of copper not to make more than 24 pence with a remedy of two farthings per lb.: he to have power to utter, issue and disperse same to his best advantage in England, Wales, Berwick or any of the Colonies or Plantations in America: the coins to be made with engines or instruments having on the one side the effigies or portraictures with the names or titles of their Majesties and on the other side the figure of a woman sitting on a globe and a shield with the word Britannia with the year and any other mark proper for the said engines or instruments.
Same shall pass and be generally used between any persons that shall and will voluntarily and willingly pay and receive the same as tokens or pieces of the value of a fourth and a half of a penny respectively, all other persons prohibited to make or import such farthings and half pence in England, Wales or the said Plantations, in order to which Corbet is to have right of entry and search in any suspected place, ship, etc., and to keep to himself without account any tools or coins there found and seized.
Corbet on his side to covenant to make so many of said coins as will suffice to change all the tin farthings and half pence which shall be brought to be exchanged and without difficulty or delay and at face value and so many more as shall suffice for the accommodation of the subject in the change of small moneys and retailing trade in England, Wales and the said Plantations, but within the limits of quantity aforesaid.
Upon the changing of the said tin coins Corbett is to melt same down for his own use so that none shall ever afterwards be uttered or vended or remain unmelted for above 14 days after the receiving them.
Corbet to submit to Treasury inspection: and to have the use of the house in New Street as above for so many years of his term as the Crown lease thereof will run and the use of their Majesties' tools and instruments therein, but same to be returned at the end of the term herein.
Feb. 8. Royal warrant to Brook Bridges and Thomas Done, Auditors of Imprests, to allow to the Earl of Ranelagh, without deductions, in his account for the Forces for the year ended 1691, Dec. 31, the 18,000l. which by direction of the Treasury Lords he paid to Sir Joseph Herne by bills of exchange payable to the Duke of Savoy in Geneva and Leghorn. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 41.
The like warrant for allowing 36,000l.
The like for allowing 2,000l. paid by him by the King's verbal order to Rudolph Kein, esq., for the use of the Privy Purse.
The like for allowing 11,490l. paid by him by the King's directions for the use of the Troops of Saxe Gotha, late in their Majesties' service in the Low Countries, on bills as follow, viz. one drawn on said Earl by Mr. Schuylenburg 1692, Jan. 8 [new style], payable at eight days' sight to Jacob Vander Esch for 5,300l.; one drawn by said Schulenburg dated 1692, Feb. 29, new style, similarly payable to Vander Esch, for 5,300l.; one drawn 1692, May 2, by said Schulenburg, payable to John Scheffer, for 892l.
Same to same to allow to said Earl of Ranelagh in his said account [sic, probably an erratum for the account for the year ended 1692, Dec. 31] the sum of 25,842l. 3s. 2d. paid by him by the King's directions to Jacob Vander Esch as follows. Ibid, p. 42.
Appending: schedule of said payments acknowledged by said Vander Esch and ranging from 1691–2, Jan. 2, to 1692, Mar. 26, being 14 payments in all to said total.
Feb. 8. Royal sign manual for the following payments: King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 43. Money Book XII, p. 18. Order Book III, p. 351.
50l. to Lady Mary Kirke for the rent for six months to Nov. 17 last of her house which is inhabited by Mris. Mary Kirk, widow.
40l. to Mris. Ellen Carlisle as royal bounty.
75l. to Lady Arabella Macharty as same.
30l. to Martin de Carbonnell as same.
28l. 10s. 0d. to Ann Fitzharrey, 22l. thereof on her allowance of 40s. a week, Nov. 3 last to Jan. 19 last, and 6l. 10s. 0d. for last Christmas quarter on the allowance of 26l. 10s. 0d. per an. for the subsistence of her son Henry.
(Money warrant dated Feb. 14 hereon: total 223l. 10s. 0d.) (Money order dated Feb. 21 hereon: “her said [40s. a week] allowance being otherwise paid unto her from the time of the last payment at the Exchequer to the 3rd Nov. last.”)
Same for the following payments as in reward of good and acceptable services performed (for gratuity): King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 43. Money Book XII, p. 24. Order Book III, p. 348.
l. s. d.
to Edward Noell 205 8
to Thomas Browne 196 18
£402 6
(Money warrant dated Feb. 16 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 17 hereon.)
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal appointing John Richards to be Receiver General of all moneys due to the Crown on any fines, penalties and forfeitures of Recusants or Dissenters: with power to give discharges for same: he to pay and dispose of such moneys by direction under the royal sign manual. King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 46–8.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account of money paid by the Treasurer of the Navy to the head of ships etc. between Feb. 1 and 7 inst. [out of the second 1,000,000l. appropriated by the Act for the second Twelve Months' Aid]. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 448.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Edward Fitz Patrick for payment of 925l. 16s. 4d. due to him for recruits and respites. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Lowther, Thomas Creswell, Richard Owens and Theophilus Bury for arrears of pay, as lately in the Troop commanded by the Provost Marshal in Ireland. Ibid, p. 449.
Feb. 9. Henry Guy to Mr. Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay George Tuthill of Exeter his pension of 100l. per an., pursuant to his dormant warrant and notwithstanding the restriction of May 19 last, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IX, pp. 1640–1. Disposition Book XI, p. 91.
Same to Mr. Tailer, Deputy Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall, to similarly make out debentures for Nicholas Courtney's salary as Attorney General of said Duchy. (Same to the Receiver of said Duchy to pay said debentures.) Ibid.
Feb. 9. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XI, pp. 91–92.
Out of loans on the 4s. Aid.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Chest at Chatham (this is comprehended in the warrant [for money] to the Navy under the head of wages) 7,500 0 0
Out of 7,032l. 16s. 3d. of the complements of the Excise; 6,400l. of contributions on survivorship; 360l. of the Quarterly Poll and 20,691l. 13s. 4d. of loans on the 4s. Aid: making 34,484l. 9s. 7d. in all.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for a week's subsistence as well to the Forces here as in Flanders, including the Train of Artillery and the several additions lately made 22,525 17 7
to ditto for the gunners in the several garrisons in further part of their arrear 107 18 4
to ditto for Sir Joseph Herne towards answering the value of his bills given for Hanover Troops 1,208 6 8
to ditto for the pay of the additional men of Col. Lumley's Regiment. 313 17 6
to ditto for the Lord Galway's Regiment, the like 313 17 6
to ditto for Judge Advocate Roosenboom in part of his arrears: to be paid by Monsieur Vander Esch 14 12 0
to ditto for the First Troop of Horse Guards on account of arrears 5,000 0 0
to ditto for the King's Regiment of Dragoons on account of arrears 3,000 0 0
to ditto for the Foot Guards on account of arrears 2,000 0 0
Out of loans on the 4s. Aid.
to Mr. Fox for one week's subsistence for the Regiments of Foot of Hamilton, La Melonier, Du Cambon and Belcastle 852 11 4
to ditto in part of 10,000l. advanced by Sir Joseph Herne to Danish Troops 1,000 0 0
to ditto for levy money for 390 men to be added to the French [Protestant] Regiments at 5l. a man 1,950 0 0
to ditto for contingencies 220 0 0
Out of 90l. 7s. 9d. of the sale of farthings; 41l. 16s. 11d. of silver coined; 303l. 3s. 0d. of Tenths and 49l. 12s. 4d. of the Hereditary Excise and Temporary Excise.
to Sir John Trevor, Speaker of the House of Commons 155 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service, 200l., 100l. and 30l. 330 0 0
Out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty.
to me [Guy] more [for secret service] 657 8 1
Out of Hereditary Excise and Temporary Excise to be paid in by Mr. Duncomb.
to the Commissioners of Accounts. 875 0 0
Feb. 9. Henry Guy to Mr. Duncomb [Excise Cashier] to pay into the Exchequer 924l. 12s. 4d. of the Hereditary Excise and Temporary Excise: 875l. thereof for the Commissioners of Accounts as above. Disposition Book XI, p. 93.
Same to Mr. Knight [Customs Cashier] to repay to Sir Leonard Robinson the 100l. which by my Lords' order he paid to Thomas Wilson and Robert Fowle as a gratuity of 1 per cent. on 10,000l. lent by them Sept. 3 last on credit of the borrowing clauses in the Poll Act. My Lords will take order how this sum shall be placed in your quarterly account [of the Customs]. Ibid, p. 92.
Same to the Customs Commissioners for an account of the value, and of the King's share, of the silks and muslins lately seized by Mr. Isaacson. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 449.
[?] Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account of money paid out of current money to ships [by the Treasurer of the Navy] between 1692, Dec. 31, and Jan. 31 last. Ibid.
Feb. 10. Treasury warrant to the Navy Commissioners to apply as follows the total of 93,000l. which since Jan. 27 last has been directed to the Navy Treasurer out of loans on the 4s. Aid as part of the 700,000l. appropriated by the Act [4 Wm. and Mary, c. 1] for said Aid, viz.: l. Money Book XII, p. 16.
to pay of officers and seamen 55,000
to the Victualling 34,000
for wear and tear, 19,000l. “whereof for the Chest at Chatham, 15,000l. 4,000
£93,000
Care is to be taken that same be paid in course according to the dates of the bills or contracts for same and that books be kept by the Comptroller for registering all such bills and contracts: all punctually in accordance with said Act.
Henry Guy to Mr. Duncomb to pay into the Exchequer 700l. of the Hereditary Excise and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XI, p. 93.
Same to Mr. Knight [Customs Cashier], enclosing a certificate of 6 per cent. interest paid to Edward Russell for loans made on credit of the Exchequer in general. You are to pay him sums as follow for 2 per cent. gratuity on said loans, viz.: Ibid.
l. s. d.
to Edward Russell, esq., on 4,698l. 10s. 0d. from 1692, June 14, to Jan. 14 last 57 8
to ditto on 1,000l. from same date to Jan. 31 last 12 0
to ditto on 2,520l. for same time 31 16 6
£101 5
Feb. 10. Henry Guy to Mr. Felton. Send my Lords the particular “which you have had,” so that my Lords may sign a warrant thereon to the Clerk of the Pipe in order to the passing your lease without fine. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 449.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed account [missing] of money owing from Col. Venner's Regiment to the inhabitants of the city of Wells. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Rivers Dickenson, shewing that he is indebted about 1,000l. for Excise, but cannot pay same because of great losses: therefore praying to be discharged on payment of 400l. or 500l. Reference Book VI, p. 445.
Same to William Tailer of the petition of John Hoblyn and Jane his wife for extension of lease of a tenement in Boynton, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. Ibid.