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'Entry Book: September 1693, 16-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 331-350. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82115 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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September 1693, 16–30

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Sept. 18. Treasury warrant to Mr. Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay 56l. 5s. 0d. to John Harrison for 3¾ years to 1692, Sept. 29, on his salary of 15l. per an. as Comptroller of Ipswich port. Money Book XII, p. 120.
Same to the Auditor and to the Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall for payment of 40l. to George Treweeko for half a year to 1691, Christmas, as a supervisor of tin blowing houses. Ibid, p. 121.
Sept. 18. Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Excise for the 1,000l. remaining due to George Tollett, esq., on his order dated May 23 last for 2,000l. for [charges of] the Commissioners of Public Accounts. (Henry Guy, dated Sept. 19, to the Excise Commissioners to pay same by 200l. a week.) Money Book XII, p. 121. Disposition Book XI, p. 209.
Money warrant for 400l. to Aaron Smith as imprest for Crown law charges. (Money order dated Sept. 28 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 121. Order Book IV, p. 28.
Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to pay James Vickers the salary of 50l. per an. from the time that Dublin was reduced to their Majesties' obedience to Michaelmas last and a further 47l. 7s. 5d. by him expended on two extraordinary boats which he hired to go between Portpatrick and Donaghadee: it appearing that in 1689 Sir John Wildman, then Postmaster General, contracted with said Vickers to keep and maintain at his own cost three pacquet boats to be employed for carrying their Majesties' mails between England and Ireland at 450l. per an. salary, but in the said contract there is no mention made of any augmentation of salary when Dublin should be reduced, though by a certificate of said Wildman it appears that he did promise an augmentation of 50l. per an. on such reduction so soon as the Post Office there should be any ways capable of maintaining itself: and further that Vickers had orders from said Wildman for said two extraordinary boats and did spend thereon the said 47l. 7s. 5d.: the present Postmasters General thinking that he cannot maintain said three pacquet boats well under 500l. per an. Money Book XII, p. 122.
Same to same to pay said Vickers 157l. 10s. 0d. for his losses due to the seizure by two French privateers in the Bay of Dublin of the Grace dogger pacquet boat, wholly belonging to said Vickers: the French having taken everything out of her and Vickers having redeemed her for 50l. and it will take 100l. to equip her with all necessaries. Ibid, p. 123.
Money warrant for 546l. to George Stepney for six months to Sept. 8 inst. on his ordinary of 3l. a day as their Majesties' Agent in Germany. (Money order dated Sept. 28 hereon.) Ibid, p. 123. Order Book IV, p. 28.
Same for 368l. 1s. 7d. to same for a bill of extraordinaries, 1692, Dec. 14, to 1693, June 14, in his said service as “Agent at the Imperial Court.” (Money order dated Sept. 20 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 124. Order Book IV, p. 28.
Appending: said bill dated Vienna, 14–24 June, 1693, and allowed by Secretary Trenchard July 25 last, “by her Majesty's particular command.” l. s. d.
the charges and preparations for a winter's journey from Berlin to Vienna for myself, servants and baggage 56 0 0
for a coach and horses, four liveries etc.; having received no advance for equipage 160 0 0
deep mourning for the Electress of Bavaria, the Emperor's daughter 15 0 0
paid fees at my first audience of the Emperor 7 10 0
fees at all offices [in London] for passing my privy seal as Agent 24 18 10
fees at the Treasury, several offices at the Exchequer and for tallies for 279l. 15s. 8d. 19 7 9
attending the Emperor several journeys to Luxemburg 6 0 0
for six months' postage of letters, intelligence and pamphlets of all sorts 42 0 0
for stationary ware 7 5 0
extraordinary expenses on the [royal] birthdays which my allowance would not bear 30 0 0
£368 1 7
Sept. 18. Treasury warrant dormant to the Receipt for 500l. a year from Lady day last to Sir Robert Howard or his successor as Auditor of the Receipt for the pains of him and his clerks in managing the business on the Million Act, viz. keeping the registers [of the annuities and survivorships thereon] and directing and issuing the several payments thereon in accordance with the terms of the Act [4 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] granting certain rates and duties of Excise, as well in relation to the terms of survivorship as the annuity or otherwise in the method proposed by said Howard and approved by the Treasury Lords: with further authority to said Howard to pay such incidentals as may be reasonable out of the surplus of said revenue upon bills to be allowed and signed by him: he to reward his clerks as he thinks fit out of said 500l. per an. Money Book XII, pp. 125–6.
Money warrant dormant for the payment to the Duchess of Grafton from time to time on the privy seal of April 13 last, supra, pp. 130-1 (which granted her 500l. per an. or 5,000l. in all out of wood sales in Whittlewood and Salcey Forests) of such sums as shall from time to time be paid into the Exchequer by Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, on account of said sales. Ibid, p. 128.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,000l. to Edward Russell on any unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of loans on the Review of the Poll: and to be paid over by him to the Commander in Chief of a Squadron now going out for special service. (Same to the Navy Commissioners to make forth a bill of imprest for said sum “payable to the said Commander in Chief forthwith, although his name be not particularly mentioned.”) Disposition Book XI, pp. 208, 209.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. I have laid before my Lords the account you sent from the [Navy] Purveyor in New Forest concerning abuses committed by their Majesties' officers there. You are to order the purveyor to come up forthwith to prove his information. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 144.
Sept. 18. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords have granted leave to Humphry Fitz Herbert, one of the customers of Bristol port, to come to town against next term for a suit which he has depending. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 155.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] of money paid by the Treasurer of the Navy to ships etc. between the 7th and 14th inst. Ibid, p. 145.
Same to the Agents for Taxes. There are certain goods of Mr. Molineux, late Receiver General for co. Lanes., in the hands of the sheriffs of London and Lancaster. You are to write to them to deliver same to such person as shall produce to them a tally importing the payment into the Exchequer of the value thereof as appraised in the inventory of inquisition. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Lyonall Norman as collector at Berwick port. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 58, 59.
Peter Birkett as waiter and searcher at Keyhaven in Southampton port and to keep a horse.
Abraham Aldersey as deputy comptroller in Liverpool port loco John Hodgson, deceased, with 20l. per an. from the King and 20l. from the principal [comptroller in Chester port], “besides the clerk's profits.”
Treasury reference to Mr. Richards of the petition of Richard Champion, praying a quarter's salary, 13l. 13s. 9d., to make him equal [in his payments] with the rest of the [Whitehall] Gallery keepers. Reference Book VII, p. 6.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edwd. Browne and Cha. Peers, merchants, shewing that when the French were before Cadiz petitioner's factors, to save nine barrels of cochineal, put them on board two Genoa ships which, sailing immediately for England, brought them hither: therefore praying that same may be admitted to entry. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Lord Arundell of Wardour, shewing that process is out against him on some arrears pretended to be due from John Bennet, many years since deceased, for fee farms, whereof said Bennet was receiver in Dorset and Somerset, and for whom petitioner became bound in 1675 and 1676: therefore praying stay of process till petitioner can inform himself in the particular circumstances of said debt. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the following papers concerning Robert Fitz Gerrald's arrears of salary of 436l. per an. as Comptroller of the Musters in Ireland, viz. said Fitz Gerrald's petition with reports thereon from Visct. Sidney and Mr. Robinson; four memorials; a letter from Secretary the Earl of Nottingham, with a memorial of Lord Galway's, Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 333.
Sept. 18. The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the petition [missing] of Charles Balfour, esq., praying payment of 700l. due to him for lead and iron furnished to the garrison of Enniskillen. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 335.
Sept. 19. Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission for Prizes to include James Vernon in place of George St. Loe: the new Commissioners to be Phillip Darcy, Sir Roger Langley, Sir Edward Ayscough, Sir Michaell Cole, Sir Jonathan Jennings, John Parkhurst, Robert Murray and James Vernon: with 500l. per an. each from June 24 last, payable quarterly, during pleasure: with power to pay the arrears due to the hereby superseded Commission. King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 242–3.
Money warrant for 1,099l. 13s. 5d. to the Agents for Taxes: to be by them immediately repaid into the Exchequer on Charles Brawn's account as Receiver General for Somerset and Bristol of the 4s. Aid; the said sum representing an overpayment on his account of the Poll for said places. (Money order dated Sept. 20 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 127. Order Book IV, p. 29.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows the 3,800l. which Sir Stephen Evance has agreed to lend into the Receipt on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, viz.: l. Disposition Book XI, p. 209.
to the Earl of Ranelagh to satisfy two bills drawn by Mr. Fotherby in the West Indies 1,200
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victualling Commissioners which is intended to be by them applied to satisfy two bills drawn on them by Sir Francis Wheeler 2,000
to Mr. Fox and Lord Coningsby for the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded: to be by them applied to satisfy a bill drawn by Sir Francis Wheeler 600
£3,800
Same to same to issue to Charles Bertie, on any [unsatisfied] orders in his name as Treasurer of the Ordnance, 50,000l. for the service of the Ordnance to complete 171,652l. designed for this year's sea service of the Ordnance Office: to be issued out of the 50,000l. which said Bertie shall forthwith lend into the Exchequer on the Million Act [4 Wm. and Mary, c. 3]; whereof 21,525l. will be to complete the privy seal of May 1 last and the remaining 28,475l. as in part of 122,400l. in the privy seal of the 14th inst., supra, p. 326. Ibid, p. 211.
Same to Major Dickens to come up and answer the enclosed extract [missing] of a letter sent to my Lords from the Navy Board, which they received from Mr. Eddy, purveyor in New Forest, complaining against you. (“To be left at the Post House at Southampton.”) Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 145.
Same to Mr. Clarke to procure a royal warrant, to be signed by the Queen, to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay 249l. 12s. 0d. to the Commissioners of Transportation on account of a ship that was burnt. Ibid, p. 146.
Sept. 19. Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 60.
Appending: (a) Order of the Queen, dated Whitehall, Sept. 16 inst. approving the report of Sept. 12, supra, p. 329, in the case of Heathcote and Shallett and directing the Treasury Lords to give order therein accordingly.
Treasury reference to John Richards of the petition of the Yeomen of the Guard, praying 15d. a day each “for being at Kensington, which is allowed by Lord Chamberlain's warrant,” Richards is to certify if the riding charges in this case be according to the rule the King has given. Reference Book VII, p. 7.
Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to supersede the sign manual of April 28 last, supra, pp. 176-7, and that of Aug. 18 last, supra, p. 315, and to pass a custodiam of the lands ut ibid. to Thomas Talmache for three years at 1,267l. per an. rent. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 336.
Same to same for a patent to pass the great seal of Ireland for granting to James Corry a debt of 2,000l. due from the late Earl of Tyrone to Sir Edward Scott, a forfeiting person now in the French King's service, and all interest therein and all lands (viz. Hollywood and other lands detailed in co. Wicklow) mortgaged to said Scott therefor and all the Crown's title thereto: and further for a commission to issue to enquire into a small estate in co. Fermanagh of Cucconaught Magwire of Tulliviell, co. Fermanagh, a forfeiting person, at the time of his treason, and thereupon for a grant thereof to said Corry, the same lying contiguous to him: with a clause that Corry shall have an abatement of [quit] rent [due to the Crown] proportional to such parts of that estate as shall be detained by any persons who have incumbrances thereon: all by reason that said Corry some time since petitioned the King shewing that his house at Castle Coole, near Enniskillen, was burned in 1689, and the men which in 1688 he raised and posted appointed to keep the same and supported for several months, being upwards of 60 horsemen and 100 foot, well armed and supplied with ammunition, provision and forage at his own charge, were for the preservation of Enniskillen commanded into Enniskillen for the King's service by the Governor of Enniskillen by advice of a council of officers upon the approach of the Duke of Berwick with his army, and that upon intelligence that said Duke intended to post himself in petitioner's house, the said house and all the other houses in Castle Coole were forthwith ordered to be burned, which was done, and by that means the enemy's so near approach to Enniskillen was prevented, which in all probability was the preservation of that place: and further that considerable quantities of wheat, oats, malt, beef and other provisions and 300 cattle, all his proper goods, were used in subsisting said garrison, without which they could not have subsisted, and also a very considerable quantity of timber, boards and boats of his were used in fortifying that place; all to the value of 3,000l. sterling and upwards: and further that at his own charge he raised and armed a Troop of Horse and Company of Foot, which continued in the King's service, and he has not in three years' time received a penny out of his estate of 1,000l. per an. by reason of his nearness to the said garrison and converting the profits thereof to furnish the Army with forage and provisions; and that with great difficulty he has supported himself and his family in England by borrowing of money, having no house to receive them in Ireland or the wherewithal to build one: wherefore he prayed reparation: and said petition being referred 1691, Dec. 16, to the Lords Justices, they reported in July, 1692, confirming the said losses as above as certified by several of the chief officers of the Enniskillen garrison and other persons of good repute, and that they have not heard of any person that had suffered in like manner, his house and goods never having been in the enemy's possession: and further the Lord Lieut. Sidney having reported May 3 last with regard to said debt and to the estate of said Magwire (on the report of Sir Richard Levinge, Solicitor General of Ireland) that said debt is forfeit and that said Magwire's estate was not more than 150l. per an. before the troubles and will probably not yield more than 80l. per an. for some years to come, out of which there is payable a Crown rent of 36l. 7s.d.; and that petitioner has on all occasions evinced great zeal to the King's service. (The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to pass the abovesaid grant, and enclosing copies of the above recited reports as same were made before the date of the present Lords Justices' commission.) Ibid, pp. 338–43, 347.
Sept. 20. Treasury warrant to the Receiver and to the Auditor of the revenues of the Duchy of Cornwall to pay the yearly fee or salary of 200l. to Samuel Travers, appointed Surveyor General of Crown Lands by a great seal dated April 22 last. Money Book XII, p. 127.
Henry Guy to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay the 1,200l. (directed to be issued to said Earl, supra, p. 335) to Sir Stephen Evance in satisfaction of two bills drawn in Barbados, one for 700l., the other for 500l., by Thomas Fotherby on Henry Guy for the service of the Forces in the West Indies. Disposition Book XI, p. 210.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Receipt, viz.: l. Ibid.
Out of 18,843l. 10s. 10¼d. of loans on the Review of the Poll; 1,060l. 6s.d. of the complements of the Excise; 1,521l. 3s. 9d. of the fourth quarter of the Poll: 129l. 19s. of the Review of the Poll: making 21,555l. in all.
to the Treasurer of the Navy in further part of 27,482l. for the seamen turned over from the Victory, Duchess, Suffolk, Ossory and Elizabeth; whereof 12,700l. has been already paid 5,000
to ditto for recalls 1,000
to ditto for 18 months' wages to the officers and seamen of the Katherine yacht, 1692, Sept. 30 955
to ditto for the Victualling 2,000
to ditto for the Sick and Wounded to be placed to the account of wages 600
to ditto more for same: to be placed to the account of Victualling 400
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance towards answering bills of exchange 1,000
to ditto for the gunsmiths 500
to ditto for the old dock at Chatham 100
to the Earl of Ranelagh in further part of the arrears of subsistence: 13,000l. being ordered last week 10,000
Out of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise.
to me [Guy] for secret service 100
to Mr. Stepney, Agent in Germany, in further part of 1,187l. 1s. 7d. extra-ordinaries 219
£21,874
Sept. 20. Henry Guy to Sir Christopher Wren. My Lords have received a letter from the Speaker of the House of Commons desiring that the east windows of that House may be double sasht to keep out the cold weather. Bring my Lords this afternoon an estimate for double sashing those windows and the windows in the passage underneath them. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 146.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing a letter [missing] of Secretary the Earl of Nottingham concerning Genoese ships that bring goods from Toulon and Marseilles into England and carry to those ports such goods as they lade hence for Genoa. You are to take effectual care to prevent the like abuses for the future. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt. All the officers of the Receipt are to attend to-morrow to take in such loans as shall be made there. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Wardour, Clerk of the Pells, for an allowance for extraordinary pains and service in keeping the account of the Twelve Months' Aid of 3 Wm. and Mary [c. 5], including the charge of a particular clerk. Ibid.
Same to the officers of the Mint to report on the enclosed papers [missing] concerning erecting a Mint at Dublin. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren. You have not brought the estimate, ut supra, p. 338, this afternoon for the House of Commons east windows. Bring it tomorrow without fail. Ibid, p. 147.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order of the Privy Council of the 12th inst. granting leave for six ships [unnamed] to go to Alicante. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 57
Sept. 20. Treasury order to Edward Ward, esq., Attorney General, to enter a noli prosequi to the information against Martin Elkin and James Cropp, merchants; they having for 26 years past imported pearl potashes from Bremen to London, which have always been admitted to entry at 7½d. per hundredweight, and having similarly lately imported a lading thereof in the ship Justice and fairly entered and paid Custom for same, but same is now seized and prosecuted under the Act of Frauds: whereupon the Customs Commissioners have reported that although under the Act of Frauds potashes of all sorts from Germany or the Netherlands seem to be prohibited, yet the clause being explanatory of the Act of Navigation they conceive it cannot be supposed to intend to restrain the importation of any commodities from the place of their own growth, but that there was thereby intended the potashes of Russia and those more remote countries that they should not be brought from Holland; and further that on inquiry they are informed that a sort of ashes called pearl ashes has been entered under the denomination from Bremen and other parts of Germany as ashes of the product of that country; wherefore Elkin and Cropp seem to them to be entitled to favour in view of their plain dealing. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 61.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Richard Ingram for a commission of inquiry and for a lease of a small parcel of old houses in St. Giles, now enjoyed by one James Ingram, which petitioner thinks he can discover to be belonging to the Crown. Reference Book VII, p. 8.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to give Mr. Culliford any reasonable satisfaction he shall desire of you on his application to you. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 335.
Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to direct the Commissioners of Accounts, Ireland, and the Auditor and other officers there to pass the accounts of William Robinson and his deputies as one of the Commissaries General of the provisions for the Army in Ireland in order to which office he was commanded to remain at Chester to settle the methods of transmitting the said provisions into Ireland from time to time, for which purpose he appointed Francis Cuff and James Vickers as his deputies, who acted therein during the absence [from Ireland] of said Robinson, but their accounts to pass in his name as answerable for them: and the said Robinson being now commanded into Ireland to attend the King's service there. Ibid, p. 337.
And whereas it was thought necessary to raise a Regiment of Foot under the Earl of Donegal and one of Dragoons under Col. Cunningham for service in Ireland, but that they should be clothed in England, which was accordingly done by Sir Joseph Herne, Sir Stephen Evance and Sir William Scawen to the amount of 7,997l. 13s. 4d., for which sum (together with 553l. 16s. 9d. for the exchange thereof at 7 per cent.) the said Robinson has given security to said Herne, Evance and Scawen and for the repayment whereof to him a royal warrant of—was issued, it is hereby directed that said 7,997l. 13s. 9d. and 553l. 16s. 9d. be placed to the account of the said two Regiments in proportion to their respective clothing.
Sept. 20. Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Isaac Davies and other merchants of Bristol concerning a drawback on some goods carried into Waterford. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 332.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to determine the commission granted under the great seal of Ireland 1692, Sept. 10, by Thomas, Lord Coningsby, and Charles Fox, Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to Elnathan Lumm to be their deputy until such time as the 30,000l. lent by Sir Joseph Heine, Sir Stephen Evance and Sir William Scawen should be fully repaid to them and thereafter until signification of royal pleasure: and pursuant to the royal direction of 1693, Aug. 24, said Herne, Evance and Scawen received from Richard Lassells (Lascells) of London, goldsmith, the full sum of 33,050l. and thereupon gave up the securities for same: therefore hereby said Lumm's authority is to be void from Sept. 29 inst. and thenceforward he is no further to intermeddle in the said office. Ibid, pp. 343–4.
Same to same to authorise William Robinson, deputy in Ireland to the Paymasters General of [the Forces in] Ireland, to detain 7,997l. 13s. 4d. (and 559l. 16s. 9d. being 7 per cent. exchange thereon) out of any of the branches of the revenue there [and to pay over same in manner following]: all by reason that Sir Joseph Herne, Sir Stephen Evance and William (since Sir William) Scawen did in 1692 lend 30,000l. for the service of Ireland for security whereof the quit rents in Ireland were granted to them for 21 years or till repayment of said loan or other further loans, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IX, pp. 1759–60, and in March last they lent a further sum of 3,050l., being the levy money paid for raising a Regiment of Foot and a Regiment of Dragoons for service in Ireland and they also delivered clothing for the said two Regiments to the sum of 7,997l. 13s. 4d.; and the King has now thought fit to repay to them the said 30,000l. and 3,050l. and interest thereon and the Treasury Lords have adjusted the payment of the said 7,997l. 13s. 4d. as follows, viz. 2,660l. on Oct. 31 next, 2,660l. on Nov. 30 next and 2,677l. 13s. 4d. on Dec. 24 next, the same to be paid or to be secured to be paid to said Herne, Evance and Scawen in London by the Paymasters General of [the Forces], Ireland, or their deputy out of the revenue of Ireland. Ibid, p. 348.
Sept. 21. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,264l. 5s. 9d. to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on any order in their names for the service of the Forces lately in Ireland: to be issued out of the like sum which said Fox will forthwith lend upon the 4s. Aid and to be by them paid over to Sir John Hanmer or his agent to clear the pay of the five Companies which are added to his Regiment; according to said Fox's report of the 1st inst. (Same to said Fox not to deliver said tallies or orders to said Hanmer till my Lords give direction therein, which they will do when they shall know the King's pleasure therein upon his return.) Disposition Book XI, p. 211.
Sept. 21. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 250l. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance in part of 554l. 8s. 0d. for two months' pay to the officers, minister and artificers who are appointed this expedition to attend the bomb vessels. (Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to so pay same to said artificers etc.) Disposition Book XI, p. 212.
Same to same to issue 67l. 10s.d. to me [Guy] on any unsatisfied order in my name for secret service: 33l. 3s. 9d. thereof out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise and 34l. 6s.d. thereof out of Tenths. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to perform with all possible speed the work of double sashing the east windows of the House of Commons and the passage underneath them according to your estimate of 42l. 14s. 0d. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 147.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing accounts [missing] from the Navy Commissioners of moneys received and paid by the Navy Treasurer between the 1st and 14th inst. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Clarke. Please acquaint my Lords what has been done on the petition of the inhabitants of Twickenham for payment of 29l. 13s. 0d. due to them for the quarters of Capt. Sandys' Company of Grenadiers in Col. Selwyn's Regiment, “as by a note under the said Captain's hand to the churchwardens of the parish of Twickenham.” Ibid.
Same to Mr. Feilding. My Lords called for you this afternoon, but you were gone away. You are to attend them to-morrow at 4 in the afternoon and to stay till you are called in. Ibid.
[?] William Lowndes [in the absence of Henry Guy] to Mr. Hooker. I desire to speak with you to-morrow to adjust some matters which my Lords have given me in charge. Ibid.
Sept. 21. Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe an Order of the Privy Council for leave to the ship John and Susanna to go to Ireland and from thence to the West Indies. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 57.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of a house near Charing Cross in order to an extension of lease thereof to John Squibb at a fine of 90l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 227–8.
Prefixing: report by S. Travers, said Surveyor General, on said Squibb's petition for same. Petitioner did not proceed on the Treasury warrant of 1692, June 16, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IX, p. 1686. There is now a necessity of rebuilding the tenement, which is ruinous. I rate the fine as above.
Treasury reference to Mr. Fox of the petition of Thomas Peirson, proposing to advance 400l. into the Exchequer [on condition] to have thereout a debt of 30l. due to him from Major General Kirke and 16l. 4s. due to [sic ? for from] Sir Robert Gore as Captain in Col. Abraham Creichton's Regiment. Reference Book VII, p. 7.
Sept. 21. Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Sir Lyon Pilkington, a surety of Thomas Egleton, deceased, late Receiver of Taxes, co. Bucks, shewing that he is selling the said Egleton's estate, which will more than pay the debt: therefore praying stay of process. Reference Book VII, p. 7.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against Hen., Lord Arundel of Wardour, on his bond dated 1660, Aug. 22, as surety for John Bennetts, then Receiver General of Land Revenues for cos. Dorset and Somerset. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 228.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. Notwithstanding the Queen's letter of June 9 last, supra, pp. 234–5, in favour of Robert Boardman of Dublin, merchant, you have issued new process against him and taken his goods and plate to the utter ruin of his reputation and credit. My Lords direct you not to proceed to the sale of the goods so extended and you are to take such course for his benefit and relief “as may not carry a precedent therewith for the future.” Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 344.
Sept. 22. Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge Henry Guy of several moneys, amounting in the whole to 3,000l., which were paid to him by Stephen Lilly, Receiver of the Post Office, at several times between 1692, June 24, and 1693, Dec. 14: it being “our royal purpose and intention” that Guy should pay said sums to Laurence, Earl of Rochester, towards the arrears on his pension of 4,000l. per an. out of the Post Office revenue, and he hath so paid same accordingly, as appears by said Earl's receipts. King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 244–5.
Same to the Treasury Lords to give warrant to Phillip Ryley. Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, for felling sufficient underwood and decayed timber in the Forest of Dean as may raise 420l. clear: to be applied to the payment of wages etc. of the Conservators and to keepers of said forest. (Treasury warrant accordingly dated Sept. 26 hereon.) Ibid, p. 245. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 233.
Henry Guy to Sir Ste. Evance. Speak with me to-morrow morning at my house in St. James's Street about some business my Lords command me to speak to you upon. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 148.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to write to their officers in such ports or districts as the Victualling Commissioners shall name to you to pay to the Victualling Agents any sums not exceeding 10,000l. [in the whole] for the service of the Victualling; taking bills on the Victualling Commissioners for same. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Send my Lords a schedule of the impost bonds on tobacco, the dates, names and sums payable thereon. Ibid.
Sept. 22. Henry Guy to the Postmasters General. My Lords have considered your memorial (transmitted to them by Secretary Trenchard) relating to the pacquet boats. They conceive that the said boats ought to be provided of greater force than what you mention therein and that four boats or vessels should be provided with all convenient speed, two of 26 guns each and two of 20 guns each. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 148.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 62.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council, dated Whitehall, Sept. 21, inst. for leave to the ship Providence, Richard Dyer commander, 340 tons, 35 men, to proceed to Portugal and to carry over the Queen Dowager's goods.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of John Kelinge, informing that the manor of Halton, co. Lanes, the barony of Barton, co. Westmorland, the manors or lordships of Dacre, Kirkoswald, Staffield, Glassonby, Lazonby, Black hall, Brackenwheelsse [? Brackenthwaite], Newbiggin, Brampton, Farlam, Irthington, Naworth and Brough, co. Cumberland, are of right belonging to the Crown. Reference Book VII, p. 7.
Same to the Commissioners of Prizes of the petition of John Bingham to the Queen, praying a grant of the profits arising to her of a French prize called the Sun of St. Malo, which is sold for 429l. Ibid.
Report to the Queen from the Treasury Lords on the reference from the Privy Council of May 25 last of the report made by the Committee [of Council] for the affairs of Jersey and Guernsey on the petition of William Mancell; said petition setting forth that, being aggrieved by a certain judgment of the Royal Court of Guernsey of 1692, Oct. 25, in favour of William Merchant and Peter Henry, farmers of the Causey, he demanded to be allowed his appeal to the King in Council, but was unjustly denied same, wherefore he appeals to your Majesty by way of Doleance that the parties may answer the premises. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 229.
We have considered same and do find that the revenue arising within the islands of Jersey and Guernsey, not having ever been under the order or government of the Treasury in England, we have no knowledge of the duty mentioned and have nothing before us by which we might be enabled to give your Majesty any account of the same.
Treasury warrant to Thomas Denton, esq., of Harbybrow, co. Cumberland, constituting him steward of the lordships or manors of Arthuret and Randalinton, Solam and Kirk Andrews, Bewcastle, Nichol Forest and Solport and other lands late of Visct. Preston in co. Cumberland, forfeited by attainder: all loco William Gilpin, whose warrant of authority dated 1692, Aug. 15, is hereby revoked. Ibid, pp. 229–30.
Report to the Queen from the Treasury Lords on the petition of George Treswell Fashaw, Eliz. Plowden and Ursula Grimston. praying relief concerning certain annuities due to them out of an estate in Ireland seized into the King's hands. We have nothing to object to the report made thereon by Sir Richard Levinge, kt., Solicitor General of Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 345.
Sept. 22. Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to allow 27l. and 82l. to Dionisia Hull, widow, out of the rent payable by her for houses at Cork as follows: it appearing from her petition that after the reduction of Cork a house belonging to her was taken up and employed by the King's Fire Masters and so continued for 1½ years (from the reduction of Cork in the beginning of Oct., 1690, to 1692, April 7) and now quite ruined and of no use, which was of the value of 18l. per an.: that another of her houses in Cork was employed by Mr. Pereire for keeping corn, meal etc. for about three-quarters of a year, value 20l. per an., and very much damnified: that another house belonging to her in Kinsale was made an hospital for the sick and wounded soldiers and quite ruined and the repairs thereof have cost her above 100l.: that the house she lives in at Cork at 40l. per an. rent and other holdings adjacent belonged to James Romaine and were forfeited by his rebellion, and that she is a very poor widow with a great charge of children and will be utterly ruined if not relieved herein: on which petition the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, have reported confirming same by certificates of Col. Hastings, late Governor of Cork, and some of the magistrates and the Fire Masters belonging to the Ordnance, and advise allowance of 27l. for 1½ years' rent of the first said house and 82l. for damages to the said hospital house. As to the house occupied by Pereira, he was under contract “with us” to furnish all such stores and to provide houses at his own charge and ought to have paid the rent thereof: it is therefore not proper to be brought to the charge of the said Revenue Commissioners. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, pp. 345–6.
Sept. 23. Henry Guy to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Frances Stanley, alias Weston, widow of Nicholas Weston, late a Lieut, in Lord Lisburne's Regiment in Ireland, praying the three months' pay due to him at the time of his death. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 149.
Report to the Queen from the Treasury Lords on the petition (referred to the Treasury by Order in Council of Mar. 30 last) of Sir John Fleet, Lord Mayor, and other merchants of London, setting forth that their ship Joseph, John Brooks commander, was imprested into the King's service in the West Indies by the Earl of Inchiquin, then Governor of Jamaica, and that 1,147l. 8s. 10d. is due for her hire as by the said Earl's certificate to the Admiralty, but on application to the Admiralty for payment they were told that as the ship was not taken up by any of the Admiralty's officers they could not order payment. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 230–2.
We have referred this matter to the Navy Commissioners and submit their report herewith. Enquiry ought to be made whether petitioners' demands or any part thereof have not been already paid by the island of Jamaica.
Appending: said report, undated, from the Navy Commissioners to the Treasury Lords in reply to the latter's order of reference “of the 3rd inst.” The petitioners' case is that the Earl of Inchiquin received certain intelligence that the French in Hispaniola were much strengthened by the French that were taken off the Windward Islands and sent thither by General Codrington and Admiral Wright and that they had got several ships and vessels and sent some of them down to the said island [? Jamaica], which not only took several of their vessels, but landing their men destroyed several plantations by taking away their negroes and other moveables and that they were designing to come with a greater force to the said island: he did therefore by the advice of the Council think it necessary for the preservation of the island to hire a good ship to join with the two men of war, Guernsey and Swan, then there, and four privateer sloops to go and destroy the French ships that lay in the harbour and roads on or about Hispaniola and to land men to attack the enemy on shore where it was most convenient. In pursuance thereof the Joseph, 330 tons, 34 guns, 157 men, John Brooks master, was taken up. According to certificate as above her hire, victualling etc. come to 1,147l. 8s. 10d.: and further that the island having been at very considerable charge in fitting out vessels of war and other navigation against the enemy, was some thousands of pounds in debt before the said Earl's arrival, so that the established revenue could not in any possibility defray the charges of said ship.
Whether the said ship was so taken up and the expedition performed as is above mentioned we do not know. Supposing it to have been so hired and employed from Mar. 13 to June 9, 1692, her charge ought to be 382l. 16s. 0d. for hire and 378l. 18s. 0d. for victuals, or 761l. 14s. 0d. in all. As for the gunners' stores, the Ordnance officers should give an account. All other charges ought to be included under the abovesaid heads of hire and victuals, and as no wages to the ship's company are mentioned it may reasonably be presumed that same was satisfied by the island, as all the rest in our opinion ought to be.
Sept. 26. Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise for 4,800l. to Sir Stephen Evance in repayment of 3,800l. lent the 20th inst. and 1,000l. lent the 26th inst. on credit thereof. Money Book XII, p. 107.
Same to the Postmasters General to pay the assessments to the 4s. Aid on officers of the Post Office of not more than 60s. per an. salary; their salaries being generally so small that they afford them but a bare subsistence. Ibid, p. 128.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Lord Keeper for Midsummer quarter the 1,000l. this day lent into the Exchequer by Sir Stephen Evance on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XI, p. 212.
Same to same to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, p. 213.
Out of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh to complete 25,340l. 12s. 9d. for the week's subsistence [of the Forces] ended Aug. 30 last 2,340 12 9
to ditto in part of 25,340l. 12s. 9d. for the [succeeding] week's subsistence to the 7th inst. 2,000 0 0
to Mr. Stepney, Agent in Germany, to make good the like sum ordered in the Disposition letters of the 13th and 20th inst. [supra, pp. 330 and 338] out of like loans which then proved deficient 587 1 7
£4,927 14 4
Sept. 26. Henry Guy to Sir Leonard Robinson to give notice to such persons who you know are concerned in the paying in of contributions for annuities or such others as are willing to pay money into the Exchequer thereupon, that they do bring in their moneys before Michaelmas day “because that day is excl[uded] by the Act.” Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 149.
Same to the Transport Commissioners. My Lords having approved the draft or form of a certificate or debenture (offered to them by you in your memorial of Aug. 15 last) to be given to the masters and owners of each transport ship concerned in the Irish debt for the moneys respectively due and owing to them, do direct you to prepare and pass and deliver such certificates or debentures in the method you propose, taking special care that a clause or salvo be inserted therein for [the adoption of the system of] Mr. Bowley's admeasurement. Cancelled and replaced on Sept. 29 by a similar letter containing the additional instruction that each certificate or debenture be numbered in course according to priority of the time each ship entered into their Majesties' service, so as to prevent any undue preference which might otherwise happen. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint of the petition of Thomas Neale to the King, shewing that the Turkey trade cannot be carried on without sending dollars with the cloth, which [dollars] the merchants are forced to buy beyond sea: that such dollars may be coined in the Mint for the benefit of merchants of equal fineness and weight [with the existing dollars] with one per cent. profit to the King: therefore praying that such dollars may be made on his Majesty's account or he proposes to give 500l. for the licence to coin them for five years. Reference Book VII, p. 7.
Sept. 27. Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise for 10,000l. to Mr. Browne in repayment of the like sum lent by him this day on credit thereof. Money Book XII, p. 107.
Sept. 27. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. Disposition Book XII, p. 213.
Out of 3,000l. of loans on the 4s. Aid; 198l. 11s.d. of the 21d. and 30d. per barrel; 2,151l. 7s.d. of low wines; 3,250l. 1s.d. of loans on the Review of the Poll.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for recalls 3,000
to ditto for Sick and Wounded: to be placed on [to the] account of wages 600
o ditto for the Victualling 2,000
to ditto for Sick and Wounded to be placed to the account of Victualling 400
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance towards answering bills 1,000
to ditto for the gunsmiths 500
to ditto for the old dock at Chatham 100
to Mr. Fox in part of 6,000l. for the Danes 1,000
Out of the new duty on coffee and tea and out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise.
to Mr. Stepney, Agent in Germany 327
to me [Guy] for secret service 200
£9,127
Same to the Excise Commissioners to pay 375l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton, pursuant to his tally struck on you on the 10th inst. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Knight to pay Godfrey Webster 11l. 10s. 8d. for 2 per cent. gratuity on a loan made on credit of the Exchequer in general. Ibid, p. 203.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Anthony Bromwich and other apothecaries, praying payment of 29l. 3s. 3d. due to them for carriage of drugs and medicines which they served at Portsmouth which were sent to the West Indies. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 149.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Jones, principal creditor and administrator to Major Jenkin Morgan, deceased, late Major to the Regiment of Horse when under the command of Lord [Visct.] George Hewett, and now under Col. Windham, praying the arrears of pay due to the said Major. Ibid, p. 150.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. Pray speak with my Lords to-morrow. Also bring them a state of what is due to the Duke of Schonberg. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General. Send my Lords to-morrow the draft of the discharge for the East India Company. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account of money paid by the Navy Treasurer to ships etc. between the 14th and 21st inst. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Prizes Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Ekins to the Queen, shewing that he hired a ship by his Majesty's command to seize a rich French Guinea ship lying between the Isles of Scilly, which he did, and had her condemned in the Admiralty, but she was discharged by the Lords of the Delegates and that it hath cost him above 800l. in prosecuting her; therefore praying to be paid his charges or to have the command of a fourth rate ship. Reference Book VII, p. 8.
Sept. 27. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the proposals for the destruction of stalks and damaged tobacco in order to the increasing of the Plantation trade. Reference Book VII, p. 8.
Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of a lease to Thomas Johnson of the Park of Liskeard etc., ut supra, p. 295: terminable on the life of William Johnson, his son. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 433.
The like for a same to Walter Langford and Elizabeth his wife of lands in the manor of Eastway, ut supra, p. 209: terminable on the lives of said Walter, and William his brother. Ibid.
The like of a same to Ferdinando Foster of Trematon Park, ut supra, p. 295: terminable on the lives of Geo. Foster. Cath. Foster and John Foster. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Richard Bellingham, bart., concerning his discovery of a mortgage on his estate for money owing to the late Visct. Gormanstown, who died in actual rebellion against their Majesties. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 347.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz. l. Disposition Book XI, p. 214.
Out of 9,200l. of loans on the Review of the Poll and 10,000l. of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh in further part of 25,340l. 12s. 9d. for the week's subsistence [to the Forces] to the 7th inst., on which 2,000l. is already paid. 18,200
to ditto for the supply of the Duke Schonberg 1,000
£19,200
Sept. 28. Same to Sir Leonard Robinson. If you will lend into the Receipt 1,000l. on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise my Lords will give you tallies on the same revenue for what remains due to you on the 20s. per cent. paid [to you] for loans [which you are instrumental in procuring from the city]. Ibid.
Same to Major Dickens. You have made no return to my letter of the 19th inst., supra, p. 336. You are to come up forthwith. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 149.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Mr. Dowding has made a proposal to my Lords for hindering all commerce and correspondence with France. In order to this he desires a commission from you [for making seizures] and a writ of assistance. If there be no inconvenience therein please grant him same. Ibid, p. 150.
Sept. 28. Henry Guy to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Quartermaster Abell Thomas for the arrears of his half pay. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 149.
Sept. 29. Same to same to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Col. Richard Coote concerning the arrears due to his Regiment. Ibid, p. 151.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Robert Ecklyn concerning the like. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. For the immediate supply of the pressing necessities of the Yards the Treasurer of the Navy has allowed to several persons several sums amounting to 166l. 15s. 0d. by way of gratuity for their service in procuring the sum of 17,692l. to be advanced upon the tallies and orders of loan on the 4s. Aid. which were put into his hands towards payment of two quarters to the said Yards. You are to make forth bills after the usual course and method of your office for allowing the said 166l. 15s. 0d. upon the said Treasurer's account. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 62.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council, dated Whitehall, Sept. 28 inst., for the preventing any ships, goods, passengers or seamen coming from Barbados to unlade or land before performing quarantine at the Hope, the time of the ship's stay in any port of England, Ireland, Scotland, Scilly or Man to be allowed as part of such quarantine: the methods of the quarantine to be as laid down by the Order in Council of 1692, Aug. 1, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IX, p. 1762: all by reason that a contagious sickness is yet remaining in the island of Barbados.
Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to the Lords Justices, Ireland, for a patent under the great seal of Ireland for remitting and releasing to Henry, Visct. Galway, his heirs etc., the rents reserved on the two leases or custodiams granted to him under the royal sign manuals of April 28 last, supra, p. 176, and June 27 last, supra, p. 262 (the said leases being dated respectively May 24 and July 15), the first granting him the custody of the town and lands of Ballybrittas and other lands at rents of 303l. 19s. 11¼d. for lands in Queen's County and 120l. for lands in co. Kildare and the second granting him the like of the town and lands of Derryontagl, alias Sherwood Marsh, and other lands at the rent of 473l. 13s. 0d. for lands in King's County and 150l. for lands in co. Kerry. In both cases the said lands are to be left liable only to the quit rents or Crown rents to which they were liable before their forfeiture by the attainder of Sir Patrick Trant, bart. Further Francis Cuff of Dublin is hereby to be discharged of the two recognizances of 1,000l. and 1,300l. entered into by him on June 5 last and July 22 last for the due payment of the above custodiam rents: he or some other surety for said Visct. Galway first entering into a new recognizance for answering the said quit rents or Crown rents and for answering to Edmund Power the 69l. 2s. 4d. per an. which the Queen is pleased shall be paid to said Power out of said custodiam rents as towards satisfaction of the 660l. 10s.d. appearing due to him by report of the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, of Aug. 10 last, viz. 600l. 10s.d. thereof for service of himself and a Troop of Horse which he brought into their Majesties' service, and the remaining 60l. for 24 horses. The present grant is in consideration of the many faithful services of the said Visct. Galway. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, pp. 351–3.
Sept. 30. Treasury letters patent appointing Sir Mathew Andrews, kt., to be receiver of the rents etc. of the manor of Mere, co. Wilts, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 257–8.