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'Entry Book: May 1693, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 179-193. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82104 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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May 1693, 1–10

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
May 1. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to the Treasury Lords for taking in at the Receipt loans not exceeding 500,000l. on the Act [4 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] granting certain rates of Excise with offer of survivorships: all by reason that the 500,000l., part of the 1,000,000l. credit thereon, hath not been advanced at the Exchequer before the date of May 1 therein stipulated, and divers subjects are willing to lend on the alternative clauses as therein. (Treasury warrant to the Receipt for taking in said loans accordingly. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated May 1.) King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 164–5. Money Book XII, p. 67.
Treasury dormant warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 1,850l. per an. from Lady day last to Daniel, Earl of Nottingham, and Sir John Trenchard as Principal Secretaries of State: as by the privy seal of April 27 last, supra, p. 155 Money Book XII, p. 68
May 1. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 100,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on an order dated this day [supra, p. 174] for the service of the Forces: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on the credit of the 500,000l. loans on contributions, ut supra, p. 179, “which sum of 1,000,000l. [sic for 100,000l.] their Lordships do desire may be placed in the first part of the said credit, but that the orders for the said loans may be so drawn as to be payable without interest.” Disposition Book XI, p. 155.
Same to the Customs Commissioners for a certificate of the yield for the year ended 1687, Sept. 29, and every year subsequently, of the 30s. per tun on wines and of the duties on cider, perry and vinegar payable by aliens and which have been usually placed to the account of subsidies (exclusive of the aliens' duties confirmed by the rule annexed to the Act of Tonnage and Poundage). Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 56.
Same to Auditor Bridges to discharge Sir Charles Littleton from the 200l. received by him when he was a Sub-Commissioner of Prizes in the time of Charles II, which sum he alleges was given him by said King as a reward for bringing in an East India prize ship of great value. What is the easiest and most proper way to discharge him thereof? (Treasury warrant [to the King's Remembrancer] to supersede any process against said Littleton for same.) Ibid, p. 57. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 165.
May 2. Money warrant for 1,692l. 5s. 11d. to Sir Leonard Robinson [Chamberlain of the City of London] for the charges and pains of himself, agents and clerks, in receiving from the Exchequer and repaying [to the lenders] 441,668l. for principal and interest to divers citizens of London and others for the loans by them made on credit of the second Twelve Months' Aid and in keeping distinct accounts with the lenders of the said moneys. (Money order dated May 3 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 68. Order Book III, p. 373.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to forthwith issue 100,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans to be made by said Treasurer on credit of the 4s. Aid: to be applied wholly to payment of bills for wear and tear standing in course upon the Register in the Navy Office. (Same to the Navy Commissioners to assign same for payment accordingly. “And as soon as these assignments shall be perfected their Lordships direct you to cause the tallies and orders now in the Treasurer's hands for 200,000l. upon the Continued Impositions to be applied in course to the same use.”) Disposition Book XI, p. 156.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the export to Ireland, Customs free, of 250 horses from Chester water and Holyhead for the use of the new raised Regiment of Dragoons there under Col. Henry Conyngham. (Same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to permit the duty free import of same.) Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 56. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 291.
May 2. Henry Guy to Mr, Shales, enclosing a certificate, missing, of money paid by the Treasurer of the Navy between April 22 and 30th ult. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 57.
Same to Mr. Yard to insert (a) infra before the advertisements in the Gazette for the next three weeks. Ibid.
Appending: (a) “the Auditor of their Majesties' Receipt gives notice that the Act for securing certain recompences and advantages upon survivorship and annuities doth direct that the lives of such as have advanced any moneys thereupon before the 1st day of May be named by the several contributors, their executors or administrators or such as was employed by them to pay in the said sums, within 14 days after the 24th of June, 1693.”
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Nodes, late chirurgeon to the First Regiment of Foot Guards, praying payment of 59l. due to him for medicaments provided for said Regiment for one year to 1690, June 30, at the rate of 12d. per man. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to report on the enclosed account [missing] of money due to Monsieur Petit, late one of their Majesties' Engineers in Ireland. Ibid, p. 58.
Treasury warrant to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to the information against a Dutch built ship called the Horne, now the Sarah, 250 tons, and her lading; Giles Merick, merchant of Bristol, owner thereof, having leave in Aug., 1691, for her to go to Virginia or Maryland for tobacco, which licence of leave Merick got confirmed in 1692, July 14, in consequence of threats of seizure, and the ship arrived at Bristol in Oct. and Merick paid 3,362l. duty on her lading, yet Dutton Colt and Charles Sims, officers of Bristol port, have seized the ship: and on Merick's petition the Customs Commissioners having reported that “by the Common Construction of the Acts of Trade and Navigation and of the practice thereupon for many years past, a foreign [built] ship truly owned and manned by English may import tobacco from their Majesties' Plantations without forfeiture of either ship or goods, as is attested by the certificate of Mr. William Waterson, one of the most ancient and experienced officers in the port of London”: and further that the said ship hath openly and fairly proceeded under all the regular and necessary despatches to and from Virginia, going out in her ballast and being wholly owned and manned by English. This present discharge is not to apply to any other informations should they be exhibited against said ship and goods on any other account. (Warrant re-signed 1693, July 10, with the omission of this final qualifying clause.) Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 45.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General and Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sir Robert Cotton of Combermere, co. Chester, for a lease of the minerals of coal, lead, ore, copper etc. in the lordship of Denbigh; he being their Majesties' steward of the manor of Denbigh and willing to be at expense in searching for said minerals. Reference Book VI, p. 467.
May 2. Treasury reference to the Earl of Ranelagh of the memorial of Col. Lloyd for money or tallies upon the offreckonings for this year 1693, the tradesmen not being willing to deliver their [his Regiment's] clothes without the same. Reference Book VI, p. 467.
Treasury letters patent appointing Thomas Lassells, esq., to be housekeeper of the Excise Office with 200l. per an. from Lady day last: as amply etc. as Robert Ferguson, gent., Nicholas Fenn or any other predecessor therein, during royal pleasure: he to keep at his cost a sufficient porter to attend the gate there and sufficient persons to take care of the wood yard and other yards belonging to the said house. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 166–7.
May 3. Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay 150l. to Sir Scroop How, Comptroller of Excise: which sum, with 180l. already paid to his under-clerks, is to be for last Lady day quarter on his salary. Money Book XII, p. 69.
Money warrant for 5l. to John Hurst for last Lady day quarter for carrying letters upon several occasions for their Majesties' service. (Money order dated May 5 hereon.) Ibid, p. 69. Order Book III, p. 375.
Henry Guy to the Excise Commissioners. The 9,000l. which by agreement with my Lords you were some time since to have been paid into the Exchequer on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise is not wholly complied with. Please complete the said loan forthwith. Disposition Book XI, p. 156.
Same to same to pay 7,500l. to the Prince and Princess of Denmark for last Lady day quarter “in such proportions as that this sum, together with what is directed them by Act of Parliament, do not exceed 1,000l. a week.” Ibid, p. 157.
Same to same to pay the Queen Dowager 3,052l. 8s.d. for last Lady day quarter: viz. by 1,052l. 8s.d. this week and the remainder by 500l. a week. Ibid, p. 159.
Same to same for tallies of pro on the Excise for 750l. to the Duchess Dowager of Grafton and Charles, Duke of Grafton: for last Lady day quarter on their pension. (Same, dated May 15, to the Excise Commissioners to pay same.) Ibid, pp. 161, 165.
Same to Mr. Knight, the Customs Cashier, to pay the following sums for 2 per cent. gratuity on the loans in question: Ibid, p. 109.
19l. 5s. 10d. to Hugh Squire on 1,400l. from 1692, Aug. 12, to 1693, April 22.
51l. 18s. 4d. to [the] Ea[rl of] Montagu on 5,000l. from 1692, Aug. 30, to 1692–3, Mar. 9, assigned to Robert Fowle.
4l. 10s. 0d. to Edmund Woodruffe on 300l. from 1692, July 26, to 1693, April 26.
2l. 16s.d. to Jo[h]n Norris on 200l. from 1692, July 26, to 1693, April 29.
2l. 17s.d. to Edward Russell on 200l. from 1692, July 16, to 1693, April 15.
11s.d. to Mary Duriex on 50l. from 1692, Aug. 25, to 1692–3, Mar. 22.
6l. 17s.d. to Joseph Jorey on 500l. from 1692, July 26, to 1693, April 5.
2l. 5s.d. to Barbara Francklyn on 200l. from 1692, Aug. 25, to 1693, Mar. 25.
May 3. Henry Guy to Col. Hales. Lord Godolphin has received your letter of this day concerning money due to tradesmen from the Regiment late under you. He desires you to propose some method for doing what you desire. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 58.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed papers [missing] sent to my Lords from the Principal Officers of the Ordnance concerning the taxes assessed upon them and their officers. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor General of Works, of the petition of Dr. Hawkins, chaplain of the Tower of London, shewing that his dwelling house is very old and ruinous and not large enough to hold his family, that there are the ruins of all [an] old foundation adjoining to his house, upon which an addition of one room and garret may be added to his house at an easy charge: therefore praying for 100l. for said repairs and addition. Reference Book VI, p. 467.
May 4. Treasury warrant to the Navy Commissioners to apply 186,875l. 14s. 4d. for uses as follows, viz.: 100,000l. thereof for wear and tear and 43,992l. 6s. 6d., 8,504l. 11s. 6d., 3,963l. 8s. 6d., 24,853l. 3s. 0d., 5,562l. 4s. 10d. for the Yards, building and Victualling as in the letter of direction below. Money Book XII, p. 65.
Same to the Principal Officers of the Ordnance to apply 9,941l. to the sea service of the Ordnance. Ibid, p. 60.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to reserve for the Treasury Lords' disposal the 750l. which Visct. Newport will pay into the Exchequer tomorrow morning for arrears of taxes collected within their Majesties' Household. Disposition Book XI, p. 157.
Same to same to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: Ibid.
l. s. d.
Out of 784l. 2s.d. of arrears of taxes; 79l. 4s. 10d. of Excise and 25l. 5s.d. of Tenths: making 887l. 12s. 7d. in all.
to me [Guy] for secret service, 200l. and 400l. 600 0 0
to Mris. Attwood 125 0 0
for the Lottery pensioners 37 12 7
to the Earl of Derby for the [poor] ministers of the Isle of Man 25 0 0
to Mris. Ellyott 100 0 0
£887 12 7
Same to same to forthwith issue to the Treasurer of the Chamber 81,313l. 9s. 6d. out of loans to be made by said Treasurer on credit of the 4s. Aid: to be applied as follows, viz.: Ibid.
l. s. d.
to complete 611,510l. 5s. 0d. for wear and tear (memorandum: subsequently applied to the arrear of the Yards, see under May 24 infra, p. 213) 43,992 6 6
to complete 23,406l. for Yards at Plymouth 8,504 11 6
to complete 10,908l. to build four bomb vessels 3,963 8 6
to complete 68,400l. for eight fourth rates 24,853 3 0
£81,313 9 6
May 4. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: Disposition Book XI, p. 158.
l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers: out of the 4s. Aid 5,562 4 10
to ditto more [for same]: out of contributions [on survivorships]. 4,437 15 2
to ditto more [for same] for Sick and Wounded: out of same 800 0 0
to ditto for two months' short allowance: out of loans on the 1,000,000l. Act [4 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] 14,000 0 0
to ditto for the Victualling in general: out of ditto 6,000 0 0
to ditto for wages: out of ditto 39,990 0 0
to ditto for Sick and Wounded: out of ditto 1,200 0 0
to ditto more for wages: out of loans on the Additional Impositions 10 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for sea service of the Ordnance: out of loans on the 4s. Aid 9,941 0 0
Out of contributions on survivorships.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for a week's subsistence to all the Forces under his pay according to the new Regulations 24,377 3 2
to ditto for two weeks' subsistence for three French Regiments and Col. Hamilton's Regiment 1,874 19 8
to ditto for additional subsistence to three Regiments of Dutch Horse [payable] per Mr. Vander Esch 155 18 6
to ditto for the families of Lord Galway's Regiment for March and April 100 0 0
to ditto for Machado and Pereira in further part of the advance for bread 2,000 0 0
to ditto for the Duke of Wurtenberg for the pay to 1692, Dec. 31, of five Troopers added to each Troop of his Regiment of Horse 348 10 6
to ditto for Col. Ashton and Col. Bynns on their allowance of 1l. 3s. 0d. a day each 135 4 0
to Mr. Fox on account of six months' pay for the officers that are ordered on board the Fleet, viz. 2,176l. 8s. 4d. each to [the officers of the Regiments of] Sir David Collyear, Colonels Hamilton, Venner, Ingoldsby, Lloyd 10,882 1 8
£121,815 7 6
May 4. Henry Guy to the Commissioners of Sick and Wounded to pay (out of the moneys directed as above to you) 1,000l. to John Knight, Customs Cashier, upon the bills drawn from Plymouth on you and payable to him. (Same to said Knight informing him hereof “that you may apply for the same accordingly.”) Disposition Book XI, p. 159.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing a letter [missing] from Mr. Mynors and Mr. Crompe, complaining that the Customs collectors of Rochester and Chatham will not pay them imprest and conduct money for seamen imprested by them, saying they have no orders to pay such money. Send directions to them forthwith to pay same. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 58.
Same to Mr. Povey, enclosing a warrant from Col. Kendall, Governor of Barbados, to Mr. Whetston, Receiver of the Casual Revenue of said Island, to give credit to said Colonel “for the same” from 1692, Aug. 15. You are to prepare a letter to the effect that my Lords disapprove of his taking into his hands the receipt of the said casual revenue and to require him to return the receipt of it into Mr. Whetstone's hands as before. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox. Send my Lords a state of what moneys and tallies you have had for clearing the Forces under your pay to 1692, April 1. Ibid, p. 59.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing a letter [missing] from the Earl of Nottingham, concerning the ship Johanna, alias Fidelity, William Cotton master, who has been employed by the Queen's command to bring intelligence out of France and for that purpose having brought thence, the better to cover his design, some French goods which with his ship are now seized. Attend my Lords with your report hereon. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Sanky concerning personal pay due to the commission officers that served in his Regiment in Ireland. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Smith, Receiver of Crown Revenues, co. Middlesex, to forthwith pay into the Exchequer 500l. of your receipts since 1692, June, of the manor of Hendon and of some tenements in Middlesex, parcel of the forfeited estate of the late Marquess of Powys: which with 479l. 17s. 0d. which you have paid out of the like receipts will make 979l. 17s. 0d. (Same to Mr. Philips, Auditor of co. Middlesex, to state the said Smith's account of the above receipts.) Ibid.
May 4. Henry Guy to Mr. Clarke to prepare a royal warrant, to be signed by the Queen, to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 72,636l. 11s. 6d. to George Doddington et al. for clothing Regiments, ut supra, p. 118. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 59.
Same to same for a same to authorise same to pay 71,000l. to Sir Joseph Herne and Sir Ste. Evance, ut supra, pp. 123–4. Ibid, p. 60.
Same to the Agents for Taxes for a speedy account or estimate of what the produce of the 4s. Aid will amount to in England and Wales. To that end you are to write to the respective Receivers General thereof for the best account they can make either by duplicates [of their assessment rolls] or otherwise. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Henry Langford (who has attended at the waterside for some years in London port and done landwaiter's duty as one of the quaymen) as coastwaiter ibid, loco Abraham Peters, who surrenders, being infirm. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 46.
Report to the Queen from the Treasury Lords on the petition of the poor, distressed widows, masters, owners and others concerned in the transport ships employed in the reduction of Ireland. We find that the debt owing to the petitioners as computed by the Commissioners for Transport Service amounts to about 320,000l., which debt has not been provided for by Parliament. Before his going to Holland we presented to the King a scheme of all the funds for this year [see supra, pp. 153–5] out of which the expense of the war was to be supported, whereby it did appear that not only the estimates were short of what the service will require in this present year, but that the funds provided by Parliament will likewise fall short of those estimates. Nevertheless if your Majesty, in compassion to the distressed condition of the petitioners, and until such time as a provision for this demand can be made by Parliament, shall be graciously inclined to allow interest for some part of the debt due to each petitioner, we are of opinion it may be some relief to them; although this cannot also be done without your Majesty's charging your own revenue therewith, which is already very far anticipated as well for the war as otherwise. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 165.
May 5. Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, Bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, for half a year to 1693, Lady day, on the annuity for the support of the honour of the Order. Money Book XII, p. 69.
Henry Guy to Mr. Twittey. My Lords find that the 500l. directed April 20 last, supra, p. 163, for Lords Willoughby, Morley, Eure, Culpeper and Hunsdon, was by mistake applied to some other use. To whom was it paid? Disposition Book XI, p. 159.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send some goods lately arrived in the Cleveland yacht from Holland to the Duke of Ormonde's house in St. James's Square, the Earl of Ranelagh's house ibid. the Earl of Rochester's lodgings in Whitehall and Lord Cholmondeley's house against St. James's House; taking Customs for such things as are Customable. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 60.
May 5. Henry Guy to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] from the Navy Commissioners of moneys received and paid by the Treasurer of the Navy between April 22 and 30 last. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 61.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Joseph Walters, commander of the Charles galley, concerning 20 guns which he delivered to your Office which he took out of a French prize. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing the petition [missing] of Capt. Henry Van Bright in the Regiment of Horse under Col. Rechteren. Do as is desired therein if no objection. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Clarke to procure a royal warrant, to be signed by the King, for taking off the respit for Nov. and Dec. in 1690 on the pay of John Atkins, late Lieut. in the Duke of Bolton's Regiment, he being then in actual service in Ireland with a detachment of said Regiment: the pay of himself and servants for said two months being 14l. 4s. 8d. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Ryley to forbear proceeding on the Commission for enquiry as to abuses in New Forest, my Lords being resolved for some reasons to supersede it. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Jackson. On Mar. 18 last, supra, p. 108, you were directed to pay 2,583l. 13s.d. to the Customs Cashier. If you do not forthwith pay it Mr. Hutchinson [the Customs Cashier] will take out process against you. Ibid, p. 62.
Treasury order for the execution of a warrant dated May 1 from the Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain, to Sir Francis Lawley, Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery to Lady Inchiquin of 120 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from the Queen at the christening of her child. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 167.
The Treasury Lords to Col. Fras. Kendall, Capt. General and Governor in Chief of Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, St. Vincent and the rest of the Caribbee Islands lying to windward of Guadeloupe. When Sir Edwin Stede, Receiver of Casual Revenues in Barbados, came away from thence you have taken the said revenue into your own hands, notwithstanding our warrant of 1690, Sept. 20, permitting said Stede to come for England for the recovery of his health and authorising him to appoint a deputy in his said receipt, in pursuance whereof he appointed John Whetstone to same. We cannot but very much disapprove of your proceedings herein. You are forthwith to restore said Whetstone to the full and free execution and benefit of the office of Receiver of their Majesties' casual revenue in Barbados. (In the margin: sent in a letter to Mr. Povey May 10.) Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 401. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 64.
May 6. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to take off the respite on the two months' pay of Lieut. John Atkins ut supra, p. 187. King's Warrant Book XVI, p. 173.
Same to same to pay 22l. to Ensign Francis Rossington, of Sir George St. George's Foot Regiment, for his pay for 1690–1, Jan., Feb. and Mar., and 1691, April, notwithstanding his being respited for said time, his absence from the musters having been with leave for the recovery of his health. Ibid.
Money warrant for 20,000l. to Edward Nicholas in part of 57,250l. for the Queen, as by the privy seal of April 29 last. (Money order dated May 9 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 70. Order Book III, p. 374.
Same for 25l. to the Earl of Derby et al. for 1693, Lady day quarter's pension to the poor ministers of the Isle of Man. Money Book XII, p. 70.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Guy] for secret service the 750l. which was paid into the Exchequer by Visct. Newport on account of [the Royal Household] arrears of taxes. Disposition Book XI, p. 160.
Treasury reference to Samuell Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Aderance (Adriance) Webb, shewing that Charles II granted her a lease of a house and ground in St. James's Park, but Sir Hum. Fane has lately begged same and is going to sell it to be built upon: therefore praying that she may enjoy it as formerly. Reference Book VI, p. 467.
May 8. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 3,000l. to Daniel, Earl of Nottingham, a Principal Secretary of State, for secret service. (Money warrant dated May 26 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated May 25.) (Money order dated May 30 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 169. Money Book XII, p. 80. Order Book IV, p. 1.
Same to Cha. Fox and Lord Coningsby to pay 91l. to James Abbadie, clerk, as chaplain to the Duke of Leinster's Regiment of Horse, viz. for 273 days, 1689, Sept. 1, to 1690, May 31, notwithstanding his being respited for that time; his absence from the muster having been occasioned by his attending the Duke as his particular chaplain. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 178.
Treasury warrant dormant to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay Nicholas Parke, gent., the salary of 52l. per an. as a King's waiter, London port. Money Book XII, p. 71.
The like for the salary of Tutchen Martin as a same ibid. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,692l. 5s. 11d., ut supra, p. 180, to Sir Leonard Robinson: out of a loan of 2,000l. which he will make on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XI, p. 160.
Same to the Auditor and the Receiver of Crown Revenues in co. Cumberland to pay to John, Lord Ossulston (out of the rents and profits of Visct. Preston's estate) what is due to said Ossulston to 1692, Sept. 29, on a fee farm rent of 100s. per an. out of the said Preston's estate, for the forest of Nichol in co. Cumberland, the manors or lordships of Arthuret, Liddall and Randlington with said forest and for the fishing of the water of Esk, co. Cumberland; the same having been paid to said Lord by said Visct. to and for Michaelmas, 1688, and no further. Ibid.
May 8. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to place John Mackay on the establishment with the usual salary of a riding surveyor (and not of a coast surveyor) upon the coast about Harwich. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 62.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Flower for payment of 29l. 7s. 6d. to him and his wife as belonging to the Hospital in Ireland. (Reference cancelled and altered to the Earl of Ranelagh.) Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh of the petition [missing] of Edward Barradale (with a list thereto annexed), praying payment of 623l. 13s. 10d. due to him from several officers in said list. (A like letter to Mr. Fox concerning a like petition of said Barradale for 357l. 12s. 9d. more.) Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes, enclosing the memorial [missing] of Sir Leonard Robinson, Receiver General of the Quarterly Poll for London and Westminster, concerning the duplicates not being returned to him for the said tax. You are immediately to prepare letters for my Lords to sign as he desires. Ibid, p. 63.
Same to the Attorney General. Send my Lords your opinion in the case about the importation of brandies lately delivered to you by them. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Aram to attend Lord Godolphin to-morrow morning at his house near St. James's. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. Send my Lords lists of the debts sperate and desperate respectively owing as arrears of Hearthmoney, in view of Richard Cock's proposal for a grant of said arrears. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Barker, chief baker, and the rest of the bakers, labourers, waggoners and others employed for the Army in 1687 and 1688 by Mr. Shales, Commissary General. Ibid.
Same to same not to assign to Mr. Harnage and partners, till further order from my Lords, the tallies for the offreckonings of the Earl of Bath's Regiment for the year 1693: Mr. Middleton having desired to be heard before same be delivered to Harnage. Ibid, p. 64.
Same to Auditor Bridges to report on the enclosed account [missing] of money received and paid by Israell Feilding in the late expedition under the Duke of Leinster. Ibid, p. 66.
Same to Sir Cha. Beauvoir. My Lords grant you two months' leave to go to Bath for your health. Ibid, p. 67.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of Francis Negus, shewing that a main pipe that conveys the water from Maribone to the Mews [at Charing Cross] is ordered to be taken up, so that there can be no longer any water supplied, nor is there any other water that can conveniently be had but the Thames, for which the proprietors demand 40l. per an.: therefore praying Treasury warrant for an agreement with the said proprietors for the Thames water, “or that their Majesties' Attorney General [may test] what right the city may take of the said water.” Reference Book VI, p. 467.
May 8. Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Newsham for an allowance for his extraordinary expenses in his receipt of the 3s. Aid [2s. Aid and Additional 12d. Aid] and the Quarterly Poll for co. Warwick. Reference Book VI, p. 468.
And of Benjamin Mathews for the like in his receipt of the second Twelve Months' Aid for co. Northants.
Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to the Lord Lieutenant to grant to Katherine Harris a custodiam of a house at Cork called the Royal Oak, belonging to the Earl of Clancarty, and of the lands of Ballymore, now set at 31l. per an., and the lands of Killard, Killishell and Ballynegavan at 30l. per an., being all part of the Earl of Clancarty's estate and within the Crown dispose: all by reason that said Harris's husband was in a most barbarous manner murthered by said Earl in 1687, whereupon she petitioned the late King James for redress, who ordered the Earl to make her satisfaction, and that the said Earl offered her 80l. per an. for life and to put her children out apprentice, to which end she was put into possession of said house at Cork and was to have been put in possession also of lands belonging to said Earl, but being afraid of her life she sailed with her children to Dublin. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 295.
The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners for Inspecting into Forfeited Estates, Ireland, to permit Col. Henry Luttrell to continue in possession of the custodiam of the estate of the late Col. Symon Luttrell, his brother, pending the King's pleasure on the Irish Revenue Commissioners' report in the case; which report has been sent to the King in Holland. Ibid, p. 296.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant for a commission to pass the great seal of Ireland to substitute John Davis as a Commissioner for Forfeited Estates, Ireland loco William Mollyneux, who is under a great indisposition of body and desires to return to England for his health: the new Commissioners to be Sir Michael Mitchell, Charles Dering, John Weaver, John Davis and John Nelmes: with salaries of 400l. per an. each and instructions etc., ut supra, pp. 67–8, and with Richard Darling as their Secretary and Register at 300l. per an. Ibid, pp. 296–7.
May 9. Same to the Muster Master and the Paymaster of the Forces for taking as follows the muster rolls of the Regiments referred to, being Regiments directed from Ireland to England and Flanders in 1692 and mustered either at their landing or at some time afterwards, which musters so taken of them do upon examination prove deficient for computing their pay for the three months ended 1692, April 1, which three months' pay the Queen has ordered to be stated and paid to them. In order thereto the muster rolls are to be made to agree to the following directions and the pay to be stated accordingly. King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 170–1.
Earl of Oxford's Regiment of Horse: the muster taken 1691–2, Feb. 18, shall look back to 1691–2, Jan. 1.
Visct. Galway's Regiment: the musters taken 1691–2, Feb. 16, 21, Mar. 10 and 23, shall look back to Jan. 1, and comprehend the three months ending 1692, April 1.
Col. Villiers' Regiment: did not land till after 1692, April 1: their pay for the three months ending April 1 shall be computed by the next precedent muster taken of that Regiment.
Col. Coy's Regiment: the muster of 1691–2, Feb. 14, shall look back to Jan. 1.
Col. Langston's Regiment: the muster of 1691, Dec. 24, shall look forward to 1691–2, Mar. 1.
Col. Windham's Regiment: the muster of 1691, Nov. 24, shall stand for the three months ending 1692, April 1.
Duke of Leinster's Regiment: not mustered between 1691–2, Jan. 1, and 1692, April 1: the muster not (sic, dele.) preceding the said Jan. 1 shall govern for the said three months.
Col. Mathews' Regiment of Dragoons: the muster taken 1691–2, Jan. 17, shall look back to Jan. 1.
Col. Leveson's ditto: the muster taken 1691–2, Mar. 14, shall look back to Jan. 1.
Col. Selwin's Regiment of Foot: the muster taken 1691–2, Jan. 11, shall look back to Jan. 1.
Col. Trelawney's ditto: no muster returned from Flanders for the month of March, 1691–2: the muster taken in Jan. or Feb. “shall take in the month of March.”
Col. Beaumont's ditto: the muster taken 1691–2, Feb. 16, shall look back to Jan. 1.
Col. Erle's ditto: the muster for 1691–2, Jan. and Feb., shall also serve for the month of March.
Col. Tyffin's ditto: the muster taken 1691–2, Jan. 3, shall look back to Jan. 1.
Col. Churchill's ditto: mustered at their landing by Commissary Wahup, but only an abstract returned and no rolls: said abstract to be a sufficient rule for the three months ending 1692, April 1.
Regiments of Earl of Meath, De la Meloniere, Du Cambon, and Bellcastle: did not land till after April, 1692. Their muster of 1691, Dec., shall look forward and govern for three months ending 1692, April 1.
Mar 10. Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Robert, Earl of Holderness, of the offices of Bailiff of the Franchise and Liberty of Richmond etc., ut supra, p. 166. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 172.
Royal sign manual for 35l. to John Hill, 3l. to Arthur Padmore and 1l. each to Ralph Pines and Henry Netherton as Proclamation reward for apprehending Jam. Whitney, a highwayman. (Money warrant dated May 11 hereon.) (Money order dated May 19 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 174. Money Book XII, p. 76. Order Book IV, p. 2.
May 10. Royal sign manual for 40l. to David Tucker and Joseph Hicks for the like reward for apprehending James Phillips, a highwayman. (Money warrant dated May 11.) (Money order dated May 19 hereon). King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 173. Money Book XII, p. 76. Order Book IV, p. 2.
Same for 235l. 8s. 11¾d. to Thomas Browne, without account: as reward for good and acceptable services. (Money warrant dated May 11 hereon.) (Money order dated May 19 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 173. Money Book XII, p. 76. Order Book IV, p. 2.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a great seal for a grant to Sir John Tremayne, serjeant at law, of the office or place of Steward of the Courts of the Hundreds of West Powder, Trigg, Lesnewth, Pyder, Kerrier and Stratton in co. Cornwall: all as amply as Lewis Tremayne or any other predecessor therein. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 178.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies of pro on the Excise for 2,000l. to Sir Leonard Robinson in repayment of so much by him lent on credit thereof May 9 inst. Money Book XII, p. 58.
Same to the Principal Officers of the Ordnance to apply to the sea service of the Ordnance the 22,180l. 15s.d. directed to be issued ut infra, p. 195. Ibid, p. 60.
Henry Guy to the Excise Commissioners to forthwith complete the loan of 9,000l. which you agreed to make on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: their Majesties' service greatly requiring same. Disposition Book XI, p. 161.
Same to Mr. Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay to Amias and Juliana Hext their pension of 200l. per an., notwithstanding the general stop put by my Lords to all payments of this nature, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IX, pp. 1640–1. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 875l. to the Commissioners of Accounts out of money reserved for the Queen. My Lords will take care to supply [refund] the same [to the Queen] next week. Ibid.
Money warrant for 875l. to the Commissioners of Accounts (Sir Thomas Clarges, Sir Peter Colliton, Paul Foley, Sir Mathew Andrews, Sir Benj. Newland, Sir Samuell Barnardiston and Robert Harley), being 125l. each for a quarter to April 25 ult. on their allowance. (Money order dated May 15 hereon.) Ibid, p. 76. Order Book III, p. 376.
Same to Mr. Middleton. My Lords will hear you on Tuesday on your petition against delivery of the tallies to Mr. Harnage for the offreckonings of the Earl of Bath's Regiment “for the year 1693” [sic for 1692]. (The like notice to Harnage.) Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 65.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on Mr. Fox's report enclosed [missing] on Col. John Hales's petition concerning the clothing of the Regiment late under him. Ibid.
May 10. The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners of the 4s. Aid for co. Middlesex. We are informed by Sir Leonard Robinson, Receiver General for London, Westminster and Middlesex for the Quarterly Poll, that he has used his utmost endeavours to procure return from the Commissioners and collectors of the duplicates for the third and fourth quarters thereof with the schedules of arrears for all four quarters: but without result. Of the duplicates one ought to be returned into the Exchequer and the other delivered to the Receiver; the schedule of arrears ought to be delivered by the collectors to the Receiver, signed and allowed by the Commissioners and by him returned into the Exchequer. The payment of the King's money is [by non-compliance] retarded and the Receiver disabled to pass his account. By the Act [4 Wm. and Mary, c. 14] for the Review of the Quarterly Poll if the duplicates are not returned by him by the last day of this Easter term he is subject to a forfeiture of 50l. to any person that will sue for same and he is rendered uncapable of any office of trust in their Majesties' service. We desire you to take special care that the said duplicates and schedule be returned accordingly. (Five such letters signed and despatched for five different collectors' districts under said Receiver.) Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 65.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing accounts [missing] of workmen borne on [the lists of] the Yards with estimates [missing] of wages due to them for the month of Feb. last. Ibid, p. 66.
Same to Mr. Lee. My Lords are informed you have cut down several trees in Mote Park. You are to forbear felling any more and to give my Lords an account of what you have cut. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Peter de Langle as a landwaiter, London port loco John Tailer, who is gone beyond sea. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 26.
Treasury order to same to observe an Order of the Queen in Council dated May 4 inst. for leave to nine ships to go to Newfoundland with 84 English seamen, besides landmen and foreigners. Ibid, p. 43.
Treasury reference to Samuel Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of the Earl of Ranelagh for a 58 years' lease of 15 acres 18 perches of land adjoining his house near the Hospital at Chelsea, at the rent of 40s. an acre. Reference Book VI, p. 468.
Same to Mr. Lownds of the memorial of Mr. Herbert praying that Mr. Bevis Lloyd may be suspended from his place of Receiver [of Crown Revenues] for South Wales until he has paid him (Herbert) the arrears of 2,181l. 4s.d. and 824l. 4s. 0d. granted ut supra, p. 97. Ibid.