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March 1693, 16-20

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'Entry Book: March 1693, 16-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 101-109. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82098 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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March 1693, 16–20

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Mar. 16. Privy seal for 3l. a day as ordinary to George Stepney, esq., as Agent to the Emperor's Court and in other places in Germany: to commence from Dec. 11 last: with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries. The moneys payable to him under the privy seal of 1692, May 26 [as remaining at the Court of the Elector of Brandenburg] are to be paid to him only to 1692, Dec. 10, and no further, and the said privy seal shall then determine and cease. King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 104–5.
Establishment under the royal sign manual for the officers and attendants appointed for the use of the Hospitals in the Low Countries: to commence from 1693, Mar. 25. Ibid, p. 137.
Guilders. Stivers.
Governor or Director, per diem 21 0
3 assistants, each 7 guilders 21 0
4 physicians, each 10 guilders 10 stivers 42 0
4 chirurgeons, each 7 guilders 28 0
18 chirurgeons' mates, each 3 guilders 3 stivers 56 14
3 master apothecaries at 7 guilders and 2 others at 4 guilders each 15 0[sic]
5 apothecaries' mates, each 3 guilders 3 stivers 15 15
3 chaplains, each 5 guilders 10 stivers 16 10
4 clerks, each 4 stivers 16 0
231 19
The four clerks are to go into Flanders and if upon their coming there they are not found useful for their Majesties' service they are then to be discontinued upon this establishment.
Mar. 16. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 113l. 11s.d. to Thomas Browne upon his order out of the Hereditary Excise and Temporary Excise: “taking for the same no other or greater fees than what are paid for the moneys issued for secret service.” Disposition Book XI, p. 110.
Same to same to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, p. 111.
Out of 15,499l. 10s. 8d. of contributions [on survivorships]; 20,935l. 10s. 11d. of loans on the 4s. Aid: making 36,435l. 1s. 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 Hern for the Hanover Troops 1,208 6 8
to ditto for the officers of Col. Stanley's Regiment in part of 957l. for recruits raised in 1689 and 1690 478 10 0
to ditto for Lord Fairfax, upon Lady Culpeper's allowance 300 0 0
to ditto for subsistence to nine additional men of each Troop of [Lord] Galway's and Lumley's Regiments 550 16 0
to ditto for increase of pay to the reformed officers of Lord Galway's Regiment 672 16 0
to ditto for a Dutch Capt[ain] per Monsieur Vander Esch 590 17 0
to ditto in further part of bread and forage for the Hanover Troops 4,000 0 0
to ditto upon account of advance of forage for the other Troops 6,000 0 0
Out of loans on the 4s. Aid.
to Mr. Fox for subsistence to the Foot Regiments of Hamilton, La Melonier, Du Cambon and Belcastle 939 14 4
to ditto for Count Nassau as Major General [for] clearings to 1st April, 1692 565 0 0
to ditto for Sir Hen. Bellasyse as Brigadier: for the like 135 0 0
£38,074 15 11
Mar. 16. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans on the 4s. Aid, viz.: Disposition Book XI, p. 112.
l. s. d.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for Mr. Blathwayt upon account of [Army] contingencies 1,000 0 0
to Consul Baker upon his order 2,500 0 0
to Mr. Fox for the half pay of the Londonderry officers 2,402 10 0
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of George Dodington et al. concerning clothes and accoutrements contracted to be furnished by them to divers Regiments, amounting to 60,817l. 1s. 10d. Out Letters (General) XIV, pp. 18, 19.
Also the enclosed memorial [missing] of Henry Cornish concerning 10,576l. 19s. 6d. due to him for clothing and accoutrements furnished to the Duke of Ormonde's Troop and the Regiment of Col. Dumfarrell.
Also the enclosed memorial [missing, of ? said Cornish] concerning clothing and accoutrements furnished to several Regiments amounting to 29,120l. 12s. 10½d.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Secretary the Earl of Nottingham complaining that there is not a sufficient number of Commissioners to execute the 4s. Aid in the town of Oswestry, co. Salop. Ibid, p. 19.
Same to same enclosing the duplicate [assessment roll, missing] for the four quarters of the Poll for the Hundred of Painscastle in co. Radnor. Ibid.
Same to same to take the advice of the Attorney and Solicitor General and to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Commissioners for the 4s. Aid in co. Sussex. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Robert Grahme and others who clothed the Royal Regiment of Scots Horse in 1688. Ibid, p. 21.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the order [of reference] from the Privy Council of the 9th inst., supra, p. 93. The [Principal] Officers of the Mint have reported thereon (after hearing the parties concerned about the copper and tin farthings) that the counterfeiting of copper and tin farthings and half pence as they are now proposed to be made, viz. the first at 2s. and the other at 20d. the pound, may be done with great and in a manner equal ease and profit. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 140.
We therefore think it will be more for the advantage of your Majesty and the kingdom that the farthings and half pence should be made of tin than of copper because so great quantity of the former is made [mined] in this kingdom and [because] your Majesty will receive great advantage by any improvement that can be made of the value thereof [of said tin].
Mar. 16. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant. We have read your report of Nov. 23 last on the business between the Earl of Bath and the Countess of Devon, guardian to Sir Lawrence Edmond, concerning estates claimed by them which are seized into the King's hands. Please enquire if the King has a good title in law. If not, we think the possession should be restored to such as had the same at the times of the seizure. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 271.
Mar. 17. Treasury warrant to the Navy Commissioners to apply to the Victualling 6,000l. (Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said 6,000l. out of loans on the 4s. Aid.) Money Book XII, p. 22. Disposition Book XI, p. 112.
Same dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay John Row, gent., his salary of 15l. per an. as a King's waiter, Bristol port. Money Book XII, p. 41.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 800l. on any unsatisfied order in the name of Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby for the Forces in Ireland: to be issued out of loans to be made by either said Fox or Coningsby on credit of the three fourths of the Customs: “the same being intended for Baldarrick Odonnell, esq.” Disposition Book XI, p. 112.
Same to Mr. Duncomb to pay into the Exchequer forthwith 400l. of the Hereditary Excise and Temporary Excise. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue out of the above 400l. as follows, viz.: Ibid.
l. s. d.
to me [Guy] for secret service 167 11 6
to the Speaker of the House of Commons 140 0 0
£307 11 6
Same to same to issue 100l. to me [Guy] for secret service, out of loans made by Mr. Lancelot Burton on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid, p. 113.
Same to Sir Jo[h]n Shaw to forthwith pay to Mr. Knight [the Customs Cashier] the moneys arisen by the duties on potashes etc. which were deposited in your hands. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Knight to pay into the Exchequer 2,000l. of the above potash etc. duties money. Ibid.
Mar. 17. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said 2,000l. to me [Guy] for secret service. Disposition Book XI, p. 113.
Same to same to issue 81l. 13s. 4d. to Baron Bradbury out of the small branches of the Revenue for half a year to Christmas last and for 1692, Michaelmas and Hilary terms respectively, on his fees [as a Baron of the Exchequer]. Ibid.
Same to same to issue as follows out of loans on the three fourths of the Customs, viz.: Ibid, p. 114.
l.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for Sir Hen. Belasyse on account of the expenses of his late expedition into Flanders 400
to Mr. Fox for the said Sir Henry Belasyse upon account of his Irish arrears 500
Same to Mr. Crispe at Clapham. In reply to yours of the 13th [inst.] I enclose the Attorney General's opinion [missing] on your query concerning assessing to the 4s. Aid. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 453.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. My Lords have ordered Auditor Brooke Bridges and William Lowndes to state the accounts of the two Marine Regiments for their land pay. Send them an account of all moneys imprested to the Navy Treasurer for said Regiments since their raising, whether for levy money, subsistence, quarters, clothing or otherwise not being the sea pay for the times of their services on board. Ibid, XIV, p. 19.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Col. William Selwyn, Governor of Tilbury, concerning the allowances paid at the Exchequer to his predecessors in that government amounting to 62l. 11s. 8d. per an. Ibid, p. 20.
Same to same to report on the enclosed proposal and papers [all missing] of Stephen Fagett and Peter Fauconier concerning the debt due to them for clothing the Regiments of Hesse, Brandenburg and Groeben. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Richards. It is the King's pleasure that all his Majesty's servants above stairs be paid their riding charges whilst they attend his person in his voyages beyond sea according to the establishment that was formerly made for the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office; and that all servants above stairs have as full an allowance for riding charges as those of the servants below stairs “which you are to enquire after and to lay the difference before” the Treasury Lords. In the meantime you are to pay the servants above stairs proportionately to the servants of the same degree below stairs. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Negus. Send my Lords a plan of the ground at the Mews, with an account what ground next the streets may be spared to be built, and what rates said ground may yield for a 70 years' lease: also a particular of what is proposed necessary to be built and made fit for their Majesties' service in the Mews and at what rates same may be done. Ibid.
Mar. 17. Henry Guy to Mr. Shales enclosing an account of money paid by the Treasurer of the Navy to ships etc. out of the 4s. Aid, between the 7th and 14th inst. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 20.
Same to Mr. Richards to satisfy the warrant signed by my Lords Oct. 3 last, for 24l. 7s. 8d. to the executors of Thomas Lindores, one of the messengers to Charles II, as in part of his arrears. Ibid, p. 21.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit four cases of chocolate arrived in the Quaker ketch from Falmouth and belonging to the Elector of Bavaria to be delivered and shipped for Flanders, Customs free. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition and papers [all missing] of Mr. Henry Allen praying payment of 2,007l. 18s. 9d. remaining due to him “for making engines and pressing of hay pursuant to several Orders of Council.” Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. In May, 1691, the Navy Treasurer deducted 369l. 1s. 0d. for 12d. poundage from the officers of the Marine Regiments on an order for 7,381l. for eight months of their arrears, “which [deduction] was to be disposed of as his Majesty should think fit.” It is the King's pleasure to grant same to Anthony Stephens, esq., Cashier to the Navy Treasurer, in consideration of his great care and pains in that Office for the three preceding years. Make forth bills accordingly to the Navy Treasurer. (Same dated Mar. 20 to Mr. Russell, Treasurer of the Navy, to the like effect.) Ibid, pp. 22, 24.
Same to same to make out a bill of imprest for 100l. to be paid by the Navy Treasurer to the Earl of Danby as Col. of the First Marine Regiment; to be by him paid to Capt. Martin on account of his pay as late a Capt. in said Regiment. Ibid, p. 22.
Same to Mr. Blathwait to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland to pay 565l. to Count Nassau for his pay to 1692, April 1, as Major General. Ibid, p. 23.
Treasury reference to the Warden etc. of the Mint of the proposal of William Hitchingson et al. to the King for making tin farthings and half pence for the kingdom of Ireland for such time as the King think fit. Reference Book VI, p. 457.
Treasury warrant to William Tailer for a particular of the parcel of land called Wallwood in Essex in order to a lease thereof to Visct. Colchester for 99 years at 6s. 8d. per an. rent, without fine, “by his Majesty's special command.” Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 141–2.
Prefixing: (1) said Tailer's report on said Viscount's petition for same, ut supra, p. 23. I have searched at the Rolls, in the Pipe and with the Auditor for co. Essex, but can find no such grant of the premises as petitioner mentions, nor any rent or profit answered to the Crown for same. But I have been upon the place and am informed by one William Humphrys (who lives near the same) that he did for some time past pay to the officers of the said Forest 26l. for the pasturage thereof, which pasturage is now enjoyed by the widow of one Jones, late underkeeper and woodward of the next adjacent Walk [of Waltham Forest], but without any title from the Crown that I can find.
The ground is accounted by Humphrys about 100 acres, but I cannot give it less than 150 acres, whereof eight or nine acres which was formerly a pond may be accounted meadow. The rest of the soil is apt to produce wood and not many years since was very full of timber, which is now all cut down, and the underwood not having been well preserved at the falls is very much cropped by cattle and is much destroyed by the country people. But if taken care of it is capable of considerable improvement, though at present it affords little or no advantage to the Crown unless by being covert for the deer of the adjacent forest, from which 'tis only separated by a rail towards the north-east part, and is fenced also by itself on all the other parts against the lands of divers persons. This land is alleged to be no part of the said [Waltham] Forest, though within the metes thereof, “and it appears to have been so accounted in times past by the Lord Chief Baron Manwood's Book of Forest Laws.” Petitioner must be at considerable charge to fence and improve the premises. He should covenant not to root up or destroy the wood, but to fence and preserve according to the several statutes.
(2) Report hereon by Philip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods, see supra, p. 36. This parcel was some time in the possession of Henry Seras et al. under pretence of its being parcel of the lands belonging to the late dissolved monastery of Stratford Langthorn, co. Essex, and as such granted in 37 Hy. VIII to Lord Wriothesley, under whom Seras claimed in right of his wife, but his pretension was set aside in the Exchequer 31 Charles II on an English Bill in the King's behalf, and the title and possession were settled in the Crown and hath since been usually in the care of the underkeeper of Low Leyton Walk in Waltham Forest.
Mar. 17. Treasury warrant to William Tailer for a particular of a piece of ground as follows in order to an extension of term therein to Col. Hastings to 99 years: at 5s. per an. rent and without fine by the King's special command. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 143.
Prefixing: report by said William Tailer on said Col. Hasting's petition, ut supra, p. 84. The ground contains 130 foot on the side extending from the Haymarket by Pall Mall to Market Lane, the chief part thereof being used for stables and called the Unicorn Inn and with no considerable edifices thereon. “6/3/2008On the remainder there is about 10 old tenements worth together about 60l. per an. and the said stable may be valued at 20l. per an. more: in all 180l. [sic] per an.” Petitioner has a title by assignment from the late Earl of St. Alban's trustees for 48 years to run. I value a further 51 years at 200l.
The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to pay to James Clarke and Samuell Dowglass the arrears of the salary of 50l. per an. for the office of storekeeper and warehousekeeper in the port of Dublin granted them by Charles II; and to pay said salary in future: same having been always allowed by the Revenue Commissioners until the beginning of the late troubles in Ireland; and their trouble and charge having been much greater since the troubles than heretofore. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 267.
Mar. 17. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant, Ireland. It is the King's pleasure that 1,200l. a year be granted to General Talmache out of forfeited lands in Ireland by way of custodiam. Please send us an account or list of such lands and the value of them as you think convenient for this purpose. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 267.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] presented to the King by the Earl of Scarborough, praying a lease or custodiam of the estate lately belonging to Col. Patrick Sarsfeild until he be paid a debt of 800l. due on a bond and judgment from said Colonel. Ibid, p. 271.
Money order for 239l. 4s. 7d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries delivered to the officers of said Court and diet 1692, July 23, to 1692–3, Mar. 16. Order Book III, p. 367.
Mar. 18 [? 10, see supra, p. 89]. Money warrant for 180l. to Charles Whitaker, esq., Foreign Apposer, for 4½ years to 1692, Christmas, on his fee of 40l. per an. Money Book XII, p. 30.
Mar. 18. Henry Guy to Mr. Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay 2 per cent. gratuity on loans as follows, viz.: Disposition Book XI, p. 109.
11l. 18s. 4d. to Paul Alestree on 1,000l. from 1692, July 16, to 1692–3, Feb. 20.
11l. 19s.d. to Antho. Wallinger on 1,000l. from 1692, July 16, to 1692–3, Feb. 21.
8l. 6s. 10d. to Thomas Colson on 1,000l. from 1692, June 15, to Nov. 15.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 3,450l. to me [Guy] for secret service “out of loans to be made by myself or any others by my appointment” on credit of the three fourths of the Customs. Ibid, p. 114.
Same to same to issue 36l. 10s. 0d. to the Pages of the Bedchamber for washing of sheets: to be issued out of Mr. Burton's loan on the Excise. Ibid.
Same to Mris. Jackson to forthwith pay to John Knight, Customs Cashier, the 2,583l. 13s.d. remaining in your hands for the duties which you have received for potashes from 1688, Nov. 5, to 1690, May 28. (Same to Sir Nicho. Crispe to transmit this letter to Mris. Jackson.) Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 22.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to the Danish Envoy's lodgings in Golden Square to seal his goods in order to his journey to Holland in the ship Unity, Ary Rowlands master. Ibid, p. 23.
Appending: schedule of said goods, signed by F. de Hagen.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh enclosing further petition [missing] of Thomas Colby, executor of—Colby. Do therein what you shall find to be just. Ibid.
Mar. 20. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to take in all such moneys as any persons are willing to lend on credit of the additional impositions [by 4 Wm. and Mary, c. 5]. Disposition Book XI, p. 114.
Same to same to issue 38,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the service of the Forces (not being those payable out of the 4s. Aid): to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on the above additional impositions: to be by him paid to Sir Joseph Herne in satisfaction of the like sum returned or to be returned by him to the Duke of Savoy: 20,000l. thereof on account of the year ended Oct. 10 last and 18,000l. for the three months ended Jan. 10 last. It is agreed that the orders of loan for said 38,000l. shall be registered next after 62,000l. on the Act for said Additional Impositions. (Same dated Mar. 21 to said Earl to so pay same to Herne.) Ibid, pp. 115, 116.
Same to same to issue out of the 4s. Aid 2,391l. 15s. 2d. to Mr. Fox and Lord Coningsby: to be paid over to the Commissioners for Transports for provision for the recruits for Holland. Ibid, p. 115.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to take the opinion of the Attorney General on the enclosed paper [missing] of queries about the Assessing the 4s. Aid. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 23.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Brigadier Villiers' Regiment concerning 124 horses lost at sea. Ibid, p. 24.
Same to the Agents for Taxes. I have read to my Lords your report on a letter to the Earl of Nottingham concerning the assessment to be made in the town of Oswestry. You are to write to the [Assessment] Commissioners there to take care therein as proposed by you. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe an Order in Council of the 16th inst. for leave to the ship David to go to Bermudas with Capt. Godard, the Lieut. Governor thereof: notwithstanding the embargo. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 29.
Treasury reference to Mr. Tailer of the petition of Ferdinando Foster for a lease of three small pieces of ground formerly called Trematon Park etc. and a small piece of ground in the manor of Trematon, parcels of the Duchy of Cornwall. Reference Book VI, p. 459.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Shukburgh, esq., for a fresh lease of the manor of Portlester, co. Meath. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 271.