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April 1694, 16-20

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'Entry Book: April 1694, 16-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 582-597. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82137 Date accessed: 01 November 2014.


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April 1694, 16–20

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
April 16. Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise for 2,000l. to Thomas Browne in repayment of so much lent by him the 14th inst. on credit thereof. Money Book XII, p. 200.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows to the Treasurer of the Navy, viz.: l. Disposition Book XII, p. 62.
Out of loans to be made by said Treasurer on the 4s. Aid.
for a quarter at 1692, Midsummer, to the Yards 29,000
for wear and tear 100,000
Out of contributions on the Salt Act.
for wages 12,000
for imprest bills 1,000
for contingencies for the Fleet 1,000
£143,000
Same to same to issue 1,300l. to Mr. Pelham out of the moneys of seizures now in the Exchequer and preferable to all other payments out of that branch. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay into the Exchequer 40l. out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty and 300l. out of the Fourth part of the Customs. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said 40l. to Jo[h]n Humphreys and Henry Pingle and said 300l. to Bernard Glanvile.) Ibid, pp. 62–63.
April 16. Henry Guy to the Earl of Ranelagh. Send my Lords forthwith an estimate of what will be necessary to be paid to the Army this year for clearings. Disposition Book XII, p. 63.
Same to the Customs Commissioners for a certificate of the yearly value and nature of the following office. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 226.
Appending: title of the grant dated Feb., 1674–5, to Frances, Countess of Portland, of the right to ship and lade woollen cloth as well white as coloured, unrowed, unbarked and unshorn and not fully dressed, made in the King's dominions except in Suffolk or Kent, and to export the same without danger of forfeiture: for 31 years from 1674 Christmas.
Same to Visct. Sidney to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of several engineers [of the Forces late in Ireland] relating to arrears of pay. Please cause the said arrears to be stated by Wednesday morning to be laid before the King. Ibid.
Same to Dr. Richards for a state of what is due to Mr. Chaplin in the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office upon warrants signed by the Lord Chamberlain. Ibid, p. 227.
Treasury reference to the Auditor of Wales or his deputy of the petition of Nath. Booth for renewal of his lease of the Pre-fines and Post-fines of the County Palatine of Chester and County of Flint. Reference Book VII, p. 42.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Peter Clinton for the place of riding surveyor from Plymouth to Bideford, which has been vacant for some years, great frauds having been committed in landing all sorts of goods in the said place. Ibid.
Treasury subscription for the execution of an order dated April 11 from the Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain, to Sir Fra. Lawley, Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery to the Honble. Fra. Russell, Governor of Barbados, of plate for the King's chapel there (two little flagons, one chalice, a paten and a receiver to take the offerings in): not exceeding 80l. in value: all which is thought necessary by the Bishop of London. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 282.
April 17. Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise for 2,000l. to Thomas Browne in repayment of so much lent by him thereon the 17th inst. Money Book XI1, p. 200.
Money order for 100l. to Benjamin Overton, Warden of the Mint, without account: for the charges which will arise by the prosecuting of several clippers, false coiners etc. at the coming Sessions at Westminster, Hicks Hall and the Old Bailey. (Money order dated April 18 hereon.) Ibid, p. 209. Order Book IV, p. 80.
Same for 126l. 7s. 0d. to Lancelot Burton and 43l. 7s. 6d. to Thomas Browne in reward for good and acceptable services and in satisfaction of money by them expended. (Money order dated April 19 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 210. Order Book IV, p. 81.
Same for 43l. 7s. 6d. more to said Browne [for the like service etc.]. (Money order dated April 19 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 210, Order Book IV, p. 81.
April 17. Money order for 112l. 10s. 0d. to John, Philip and Joseph Roteires for 1694, Lady day quarter, on their annuity [as Gravers to the Mint]: to be paid out of Coinage Duty. Money Book XII, p. 210
Treasury order to the Receipt for tallies on the Post Office revenue for 3,000l. to Isabella, Duchess of Grafton. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,058l. (out of loans on the second 4s. Aid) to the Treasurer of the Navy for paying off and discharging the wages to 37 shipwrights and 12 joiners which may be spared from the Yards at Deptford. Disposition Book XII, p. 63.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report by to-morrow afternoon at the Treasury Chambers at Kensington (to be laid before the King) on the enclosed petition of Daniel Blake for a, searcher's place, London port, loco Mr. Cooley, deceased. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 227.
Treasury warrant to same to employ George Daniell as tidesman at Whitehaven loco Henry Miles, deceased.
Henry Wolstenholme (assistant to Mich. Wicks, late Receiver of the Plantation Duties and of the new impositions on tobacco and sugar) as Receiver of same loco said Wicks, lately discharged from that service. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 100, 102.
Treasury reference to Sir Edward Ward, Attorney General, of the petition of the Marquess of Winchester for certain lands in the parish of Ranton. Reference Book VII, p. 42.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Abel T. D'Allone for the rent of 300l. per an. reserved out of the manor of Dancy [Dauntsey] granted to the Earl of Monmouth. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Sir Edwin Stede, Receiver of the Casual Revenue, Barbados (or John Whetstone, his deputy in said office), and Edward Cranfeild, Clerk of the Naval Office there, to cancel and discharge without prosecution all such bonds relating to ships as have been entered into before their Majesties' accession, for the due discharge and landing of the enumerated goods of that island in all such cases where said Stede etc. shall be satisfied that the ships have made a right discharge of their lading (even if without proper return of the certificate of such discharge signed by the proper offices of the Customs in such port of discharge): all ut supra, p. 558. An account is hereby to be taken of all other such bonds of ships which have not so discharged by the production of certificates in accordance with law and is to be returned to the Treeasury for the King's further direction therein. Warrants not Relatinq to Money XIV, pp. 281- 2. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 441–3.
In the margin: a later Treasury warrant of date 1694–5, Jan. 21, to the like effect to said Stede and Cranfeild and to Edward Brewster loco said Whetstone (Whitstone) as deputy to said Stede.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant from the Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain, to the Earl of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, for the delivery out of the said Wardrobe to Francis Russell, Governor of Barbados, of two cushions for the reading desk, a cushion and cloth for the pulpit, a carpet for the altar (all of crimson damask with silk fringe), two linen cloths for the altar, two surplices of fine Holland, one large Bible, two large and six lesser Common Prayer Books for the use of his Majesty's chapel there. Warrants not Relatinq to Money XIV, p. 282.
April 17. Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Sir William Gore et al. ut supra, p. 581, referred to us by Order in Council of the 12th inst. We have referred same to the Customs Commissioners and agree with their report (a) infra. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 283–4
Enclosing: (a) said report from the Customs Commissioners dated April 16. Petitioners bought at Bristol in July last 310 casks of Muscovado sugar of the growth of his Majesty's Plantations, to send same to Stade in Sweden, and as no English shipping with convoy offered they laded same in a Swedish ship to secure them from French privateers, and consigned same to Joachim Vandersta, a natural Swedish subject, by bill of lading expressing therein that same were for his account: the ship was taken and carried into Morlaix, but the Swedish Envoy here [in England] Monsieur Leyoncrona, interposed and claimed the sugar in the name of said Vandersta, but by the treachery of the master it was condemned and exposed for sale; Vandersta's agent bought said sugar without notice to these petitioners, who are notwithstanding liable to Vandersta for the sum for which it was bought, and unless the sugars be fetched from France by a Swedish ship they will have a double loss and the enemy a double profit. “It has been usual in all times of war for English merchants to pass their entries and take out their cocquets and other despatches in strangers' names and to ship their goods in foreign ships to colour them from the enemy at sea.” Petitioners have deposed that the goods were theirs, although consigned to Vandersta, and Monsieur Leyonbergh has appeared before us and attested that at their desire he did patronize the said goods for them and endeavoured to prevent a condemnation by entering a claim for same in the name of Vanderaa. There are before us divers instances of royal grace and favour to subjects to redeem their goods and put them in the same condition they were before capture and giving them passes to pursue their first intended voyages. We have nothing to object to a similar favour in this case.
[?] The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Attorney General to the King on the petition of Richard, Visct. Colchester, and Francis Sarsfeild of London, esq., relating to the charging of the several estates of Patrick Sarsfeild and Sir Thomas Hacket in Ireland (now in the King's hands) with the payment of certain debts secured to petitioners before the outlawry for high treason of the said Patrick and Sir Thomas. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 402.
April 17. Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Gustavus Hamilton, praying a grant of some lands formerly belonging to Roger O'Shoghnassy, a forfeiting person in the Province of Connaught, valued at 240l. per an. Ibid, p. 403.
April 18. Royal sign manual for 20l. to William Barkley to defray the charges of his transportation to Barbados, whither he is going as schoolmaster. (Money warrant dated April 20 hereon.) (Money order dated May 2 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 403. Money Book XII, p. 208. Order Book IV, p. 79.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Treasury Lords to appoint Receivers for the Quarterly Poll as by the Act 5 and 6 Wm. and Mary, c. 14. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 408.
Royal sign manual for sums not exceeding 10,000l. in the whole to Henry Guy, for secret service: without account. (Money warrant dated April 19 hereon.) (Money order dated April 19 hereon.) Ibid, p. 408. Money Book XII, p. 208. Order Book IV, p. 81.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 100,000l. to Visct. Newport, Cofferer of the Household: as imprest for the ordinary and extraordinary services of the Household. (Money warrant dated May 5 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated April 30.) (Money order dated May 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 409. Money Book XII, p. 214. Order Book IV, p. 84.
Same to same for a same to exonerate and discharge Daniell, Earl of Nottingham, late one of the Principal Secretaries of State, his heirs etc. of and from the various sums following, amounting to 22,100l., received from William Jephson, deceased, late Secretary to the Treasury: viz. 2,000l. on 12 Nov., 1689, to be disposed according to such directions as he had received from the King; 6,000l. received 1690, Aug. 5, by two bills of exchange, one for 5,000l. and one for 1,000l., drawn by Joseph (now Sir Joseph) Herne and payable to Visct. Dursley, Envoy to the States General; 5,000l. on 26 Aug., 1690, on another bill of exchange payable to said Visct., being part of 20,000l. promised by the King for the help of the Vaudois; 5,000l. on 31 Oct., 1690, by a bill of exchange payable to said Visct. at the Hague: making 18,000l. in all: and further said Earl similarly received from the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, 2,000l. on 19 April, 1693, for the King's special service; and from Henry Guy, Secretary to the Treasury, 2,000l. on 26 Jan., 1692–3, for the King's particular secret service, and 100l. on 18 Aug., 1693, to be disposed of according to such directions as said Earl of Nottingham had received from the King: making in all the said 22,100l.: as to all which the King is well satisfied that the said several sums have been duly applied and paid over according to the said directions from time to time. King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 409–11.
Royal sign manual for 1,200l. to Thomas Vincent, esq., as royal bounty, without account: cut of such money as shall be brought into the Exchequer of the arrear set upon the Proprietors of the New River Water in the account of Charles Duncombe, Receiver General for London and Westminster of the Poll Tax, 1 Wm. and Mary, c. 13. (Money warrant dated April 23 hereon.) (Money order dated April 30 hereon.) Ibid, p. 412. Money Book XII, p. 212. Order Book IV, p. 82.
April 18. Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 10,000l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works [for the service of the Works]: to be by tallies on the Post Office revenue. Money Book XII, p. 209
Money order for 735l. 2s. 0d. to the officers and clerks of the Tally Court for their usual fee or allowance of 2s. per 1,000l. for levying 7,351 tallies for the respective contributors of 1,000,000l. on the Excise duty of 9d. per barrel [4 Wm. and Mary, c. 3]. Order Book IV, p. 80. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 284'.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 590l. to me [Guy] for secret service: out of small branches of the revenue (except seizures) or out of unappropriated arrears of taxes. Disposition Book XII, p. 63.
Same to the Postmaster General to pay the abovesaid 10,000l. to the Paymaster of the Works by 500l. a week next and immediately after the weekly payments already directed out of the Post Office revenue. Ibid.
Same to same to pay the 3,000l. to the Duchess of Grafton next and immediately after completion of the above 10,000l. to the Works. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 4,000l. to the servants that are to attend the King in Flanders: out of the 4,000l. lent into the Exchequer by Mr. Browne on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid, p. 64.
Same to Mr. Hume to permit Mris. Scroop to have a copy of the inventory of goods delivered to you [Hume] by Mr. Ford. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 227.
Same to Mr. Humfreys. Bring to my Lords on Friday next Mr. Hughson, Mr. Mo[r]gan Whitley and such others as are requisite for the business of Mr. Chetwind. (Same to said Chetwind to attend then with the estreats and papers as directed the 16th inst. by order from the Chancellor of the Exchequer.) Ibid.
Same to Mr. Yard, enclosing a letter and abstract [both missing] from the Commissioners for Managing the Million Act. Please insert same in the Gazette. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to employ John Pye (collector of Customs in Newcastle port) in the management of the salt duty there: he having sent my Lords an account, enclosed, [missing] of the salt pans in that port and its members. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] of moneys paid by the Treasurer of the Navy to ships etc. between the 7th and 14th inst. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Blathwayt of the petition of Charles, Lord Baltimore, shewing that there is a duty of 14d. per ton due to him for anchorage of all ships and vessels anchoring in any of the ports or harbours of Maryland: that during the time of the Convention in Maryland and so long as Col. Lyonel Copley lived Governor there petitioner was hindered by the said late Governor from collecting same for the years 1690, 1691, 1692, in which time the said duties amounted to 1,373l. 18s. 6d.: therefore praying an order to Mr. Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay out of such bills for port duties in 1691 as were delivered into his hands 553l. 16s. 4d. (being what the said port duties amounted to in that year) and 169l. due to petitioner on the Treasury warrant, of 1691–2, Jan. 28, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IX, p. 1466; and that Mr. Knight may be empowered to demand from Mr. Paggen, Mr. Hutchinson or any others [agents for Maryland] the money in their or any other persons' hands for the port duties for 1692, by the assignment and order of said Col. Copley, the duty of that year amounting to 418l. 2s. 8d., and pay it over to petitioner, and that what shall be wanting to complete his demands may be made good out of the import of 1s. “for this last shipping.” Reference Book VII, p. 42. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 425–6.
April 18. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Col. Charles Godfrey for a reversionary lease from the Queen Dowager's death of the manors of Barton, Barrow, Gouxhill, Hogsthorpe and Grantham in co. Lincoln. Reference Book VII, p. 43.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to order the felling of 200 tons of timber in several woods in the Earl of Clancarty's forfeited estate near the city of Cork such as John Naish or the Purveyor of the Navy there shall mark as unfit for the Navy and to deliver same to the Earl of Inchiquin for the rebuilding of a large mansion. house adjoining that city, which had been left standing by the Governor thereof under King James's Government when the other part of the suburbs were fired, being under the command of the fort in a place where it could no way annoy the besieged, but which was burned by the Earl of Clancarty (out of particular revenge to William, Earl of Inchiquin, petitioner's father) on the approach of King William's forces to the town. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 408.
April 18 et postea. Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petitions of the following persons, proposing the names of their securities, detailed in each cave, as Receivers for the Quarterly Poll (5 and 6 Wm. and Mary, c. 14). Reference Book VII, pp. 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 289–90, 291–2, 285, 286.
Thomas S:awell for co. Devon: reference dated April 19: warrant dated April 24 to the King's Remembrancer for taking his securities: commission dated April 24.
Benj. Mathews for cos. Northampton and Rutland: reference dated April 19: warrant dated April 28 for taking his securities: commission dated April 28.
August[ine] Briggs and Leonard Blofield for co. Norfolk: reference dated April 19: warrant dated April 28 for taking their securities: commission dated April 28. Warrant dated May 11 for making a change in their securities.
Morgan Whitley for cos. Anglesea, Carnarvon, Merioneth, Denbigh, Flint, Montgomery, Brecknock and Cardigan: reference dated April 19: warrant dated May 21 for taking his securities: commission dated May 21.
Sir Leonard Robinson for London and Middlesex: reference dated April 20: warrant dated April 23 for taking his securities: commission dated April 23.
John Child for co. Wilts: reference dated April 20: warrant dated April 25 for taking his securities: commission dated April 25.
John Mason for co. Cambridge and Isle of Ely: reference dated April 19: warrant dated April 23 for taking his securities: commission dated April 23.
Thomas Richards for co. Herts: reference dated April 19: warrant dated April 25 for taking his securities: commission dated April 25.
Lawrence Ambrose for co. Berks: reference dated April 23: warrant dated April 28 for taking his securities: commission dated April 28.
Samuell Pacy for co. Suffolk: reference dated April 23: warrant dated April 28 for taking his securities: commission dated April 28.
Ralph Williamson for cos. Yorks, Durham and Northumberland and towns of Kingston-on-Hull, Newcastle and Berwick: reference dated April 24: warrant dated May 4 for taking his securities: commission dated May 4.
William Cawthorp and John Kent for co. Lincoln: reference dated April 24: warrant dated April 28 for taking their securities: commission dated April 28.
Gilbert Spencer for co. Kent: reference dated April 23: warrant dated April 28 for taking his securities: commission dated April 28.
Thomas Trueman for cos. Notts and Leicester: reference dated April 24: warrant dated April 28 for taking his securities: commission dated April 28.
Edward Mitchell for co. Gloucester: reference dated April 24: warrant dated April 28 for taking his securities: commission dated April 28.
Hugh Horton for co. Bucks: reference dated April 24: warrant dated April 28 for taking his securities: commission dated April 28.
John Newsham for co. Warwick: reference dated April 24: warrant dated April 28 for taking his securities: commission dated April 28.
Nathaniell Rich for co. Essex: reference dated April 25: warrant dated April 28 for taking his securities: commission dated April 28.
Philip Bearcroft for co. Worcester: reference dated April 27: warrant dated April 30 for taking his security. Fresh petition and reference dated May 25: warrant dated June 1 for taking his securities: commission dated June 1.
Thomas Mathews for cos. Hereford, Radnor, Brecon and Cardigan: reference dated April 28: warrant dated May 11 for taking his securities: commission dated May 11.
William Kent for co. Lanes: reference dated April 28: warrant dated May 4 for taking his securities: commission dated May 4.
Thomas D'Oyley for the University and city of Oxford, cos. Oxford and Rutland: reference dated April 28: warrant dated May 4 for taking his securities: commission dated May 4. William Love for co, Huntingdon: reference dated May 1: warrant dated May 4 for taking his securities: commission dated May 4.
Geo. Hosier for co. Salop: reference dated April 30: warrant dated May 4 for taking his securities: commission dated May 4.
William Allen, Alderman of Chester, for co. Cheshire and city of Chester: reference dated April 30: warrant dated May 4 for taking his securities: commission dated May 4.
Charles Brawne for co. Somerset and city of Bristol: reference dated May 4: warrant dated May 11 for taking his securities: commission dated May 11.
Richard Tregear for co. Cornwall: reference dated May 4: warrant dated May 7 for taking his securities: commission dated May 7.
Henry Whitebread for co. Beds: reference dated April 27: warrant dated May 4 for taking his securities: commission dated May 4.
Thomas Cobb for co. Southampton and Isle of Wight: reference dated May 4: warrant dated May 9 for taking his securities: commission dated May 9.
Samuell Bradshaw for co. Derby: reference dated May 4: warrant dated May 11 for taking his securities: commission dated May 11.
Tho. Bromfeild for co. Sussex: reference dated May 8: warrant dated May 11 for taking his securities: commission dated May 11.
John Darbie for co. Dorset and town of Poole: reference dated May 11: warrant dated May 14 for taking his securities: commission dated May 14.
Cha. Duncomb, struck through and replaced by Tho. Brown for co. Surrey and Southwark: reference dated May 12: warrant dated May 16 for taking his securities: commission dated May 16.
William Green and Samuell Foden for co. Stafford and city of Lichfield: reference dated May 11: warrant dated May 15 for taking their securities commission dated May 15.
Geo. Howells for cos. Glamorgan, Carmarthen, Pembroke, and town and county of Haverford West: reference dated May 17: warrant dated May 19 for taking his securities: commission dated May 19.
Andrew Hudleston for cos. Cumberland and Westmorland: reference dated May 29: warrant dated June 1 for taking his securities: commission dated June 1.
Francis, Earl of Bradford, for the palaces of Whitehall, St. James's and within the Verge thereof: commission dated Oct. 16.
April 19. Privy seal for 500l. for equipage and 5l. a day for ordinary to Robert, Lord Lexinton, as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany: together with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 412.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Charles, Duke of Bolton (in consideration of many good and faithful services), of all the farms, messuages etc. in the parish of Ranton, co. Stafford, and of the castle called Stafford Castle and the lands called Harvington Hall and the manor of Chaddesley Corbett and the salt pans in or near the town of Droitwich and the tenement or holding called Ricketts Hall, the close called Mill Orchard, the place called Lower-ham and the third part of the house and lands called Woodenfarm: to hold for 61 years at the several yearly rents of 91l. 5s. 0d. for the premises in Ranton, 100l. for Harvington Hall, Chaddesley Corbett manor, the salt pits and other the premises late of Dame Mary Yates and 20l. 5s. 0d. for Woodenfarm: it being found (by inquisition taken at Wolverhampton 1690, May 16, before Walter Bagnold et al.) that Francis Harcourt of Ranton, in trust for the Society of Jesuits at St. Omer, was seized in his demesne as of fee of and in the said lands at Ranton of the yearly value of 365l; and that Mary, Viscountess Stafford, relict of William, late Visct. Stafford, and his son and heir were likewise seized of and in the castle called Stafford Castle and lands etc. thereto of the value of 400l per an. in all and that before the date of said inquisition they had conveyed same to a certain person called Cardinal Howard and to several other persons, unknown, in trust for the Society called the College or Society de Propaganda Fide in the city of Rome for ever to the end that the said society should celebrate 4,000 Masses yearly for 51 years for the soul of said William, late Visct. Stafford, and should thereafter begin a. process of canonization of the said Visct. at their own costs and endeavour to bring him into the catalogue of Saints or to canonize him: Ibid, pp. 414–19.
All which premises were seized into the King's hands by virtue of said inquisition:
And further by inquisition taken at Sidbury [? Sedgeberrow], co. Worcester, 1690, May 20, before the said Bagnold it was found that Dame Mary Yates, widow of Sir John Yates, bart., conveyed the said Harvington Hall and manor of Chadsley Corbett to a certain person called Father Constable, alias Father Dominick, then Rector of the Society of English Jesuits in the College of St. Omer, in trust to pay 400l. per an. to the maintenance of the Society of English Jesuits of St. Omer for ever in consideration that the said Society should pray for the soul of the said Sir John Yates and for the health of said Dame Mary and her family: and further that she did convey the said. salt pans near Droitwich, the said tenement called Ricketts Hall, then in the tenure of John Watts, and the close called Mill Orchard and the place called Lowerham, near the said salt pits, being all of the yearly value of 700l., to the said Father Dominick in trust to pay 200l. per an. for the maintenance of the Society of English Jesuits of St. Omer for ever in consideration that the said Society should pray in manner as aforesaid:
And [further it was found at the said last named inquisition] that John Walsteed, late of Witching-ford, co. Worcester, by his will devised his third of the house and lands of Woodenfarm in the parish of Witchingford, being of the value of 81l. per an., to a person called Father Smith, then missionary for the English Seminary Priests residing in the monastery or College of Douai in trust for the use and maintenance of the said priests for ever to pray for the said Walsteed's soul:
All which premises were also seized into the hands of the Crown by the Commissioners for the said inquisition:
And further by the said inquisition taken in Staffordshire it was found that Walter Fowler, esq., was seized of and in the mansion house and lands of St. Thomas, co. Stafford, otherwise called the manor of Sow, near the town of Stafford, of which manor the two manors or lordships of Coaton [Coton] and Alverton are parcel, and also of and in several houses etc. in the town of Stafford of the yearly value of 360l. in all, and did (together with his wife and brother, William Fowler, in consideration of 3,000l. paid to him to [sic for by] a certain person called Father Jacob, Provincial of the Order of English Dominicans residing in a certain Monastery near the town of Antwerp, in trust for the said Order, convey the premises in mortgage to the said Father Jacob in trust for the said English Dominicans, on condition to be void when the said Walter[re] should pay said 3,000l. and interest for the use of the said Dominicans:
It is hereby therefore further ordered that a grant be prepared of the Crown's title to the premises to be sued for and recovered by the said Marquess of Winchester [now Duke of Bolton] at his own costs, on proviso that on recovery he pay into the Exchequer one fourth part of the principal money and interest and arrears when so recovered.
April 19. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XII, pp. 64–5.
Out of contributions on salt.
to the Earl of Ranelagh to answer bills drawn on him for the subsistence of the Forces in Flanders and to this day payable 27,193 19
to ditto for Sir Joseph Herne: the second payment towards the credit of 72,000l. given by him for the subsistence of the Forces in Flanders 18,000 0 0
to ditto for four weeks' subsistence and half pay to Levingston's Dragoons to the 28th inst. inclusive at 293l. 6s. 0d. per week 1,173 4 0
to ditto for four weeks' subsistance to Cunningham's Dragoons at 223l. 6s. 0d. per week 893 4 0
to ditto for the First Troop of Guards on account of their arrears of pay 3,258 12 0
to ditto for the like for the Third Troop of Guards 2,779 0 7
to ditto for the like for the Dutch Troop [of Guards] 2,590 7 7
to ditto to answer the like sum charged upon Auverquer's Troop f Guards for their transportation to and from Ireland in 1690 and to Flanders: [to be paid] by the hands of Mr. Vander Esch 724 9
to ditto for Machado and Pereira on their contracts for bread and waggons 10,000 0 0
to ditto for the waggon money for the Forces in Flanders 3,000 0 0
to ditto for the ransom of prisoners taken by the French at the battle of Landen 1,300 0 0
to ditto for half a year's interest for the debt to the Dutch transport ships employed in the service of Ireland 600 0 0
to ditto for the recruits to the Hanover Troops 700 0 0
to ditto for the Elector of Brandenburg for the exchange of money while his troops were at Liége 1,480 0 0
to ditto for Monsieur Auverquer for the magazine of forage at Ghent 5,000 0 0
to ditto for the General Officers on account of clearings 2,000 0 0
to ditto in part of 9,148l. 19s. 10d. towards clearing the arrear to the Danish Forces 4,148 19 10
to ditto for the Duke of Wurtenberg for the pay of the Aide de Camp and several Farriers belonging to his [Forces] and the rest of the Danish Forces one year ending 1693, March 31 411 2 6
to ditto for contingencies 1,000 0 0
to ditto for the ordinary in his Office [of Paymaster of the Forces, such] as fees etc. 500 0 0
to Mr. Fox to complete the 14 days' subsistence for the Regiments that came from Ireland 236 5 10
to ditto for a week's subsistence for Col. Coot's and Col. Row's Regiment[s] 410 1 2
to ditto for Mr. Teale, Apothecary General, for his pay for Jan., Feb. and March, 1692–3 45 0 0
to ditto for Monsieur du Borda on account of his arrears 100 0 0
to ditto for the Commissioners of Transports to complete their memorial for 8,041l. 13s.d. for several services 4,041 13
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the pay of men to be spared out of Deptford Yard 957 10 7
to ditto for Sick and Wounded; to be placed to the account of wages 1,200 0 0
to ditto for the Commissioners of the Victualling for the Victualling in general, 7,452l. out of the Second 4s. Aid; 759l. 17s. 0d. out of low wines; 44l. 10s.d. out of the 21d. per barrel; 4,275l. 1s.d. out of contributions on salt (memorandum: by the Exchequer certificate it appears that this whole sum of 12,531l. 9s. 6d. was issued to the Victualling out of contributions on salt) 12,531 9 6
to ditto for same for Sick and Wounded 800 0 0
to ditto for same for Jersey and Guernsey Victualling 500 0 0
to ditto for same for soldiers going to Barbados 400 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance towards the Flanders [Artillery] train 5,000 0 0
to ditto for fortifications at Jersey and Guernsey 500 0 0
to ditto for the gunmakers 500 0 0
to ditto for Mr. Romer, an engineer 243 6 8
£114,218 6 11¾
April 19. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt. By mine of the 16th inst. supra, p. 582, you were desired to issue 1,300l. to Mr. Pelham out of seizures, preferable to any other person. My Lords notice in the paper of [Exchequer] cash made up yesterday at noon that there was 1,029l. 10s.d. of seizures moneys in the Exchequer. It is the King's express pleasure that the said sum be issued to me [Guy] for secret service, notwithstanding the above letter, and also the sum of 541l. 16s. 8d. remaining of forfeitures for treason. Such part of these sums as my order [probably of Nov. 6 last, supra, p. 380] will not bear you are to issue to me by way of advance [and the requisite further money order shall be sent as soon as prepared]. “And further if the seizures be not actually issued [to Pelham] by the Tellers you are to respite the same and issue the money to me as above; his Majesty's service requiring the same.” Disposition Book XII, p. 66.
Same to Auditor Bridges. I will send you a copy of the state of Mr. Feilding's accounts with the Treasury Lords' resolutions on it, which you sent me on; Mr. [Auditor] Aldworth being out of town. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 228.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to Monsieur Dankelman's lodgings in Downing Street to seal his goods; he being to attend the King into Holland. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] of Sir Joseph Herne, Sir Stephen Evance and Sir William Scawen for liberty to coin full alloy permission sekellings in Flanders. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Wardour [Clerk of the Pells]. My Lords have considered the good orders made by Treasurer Rochester [supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VIII, pp. 968–9] for locking up and delivering out the cash of the Exchequer and how prejudicial the non-observance of same may prove. You are to take especial care that the said orders be duly observed and you are to attend exactly by nine in the morning to deliver out the cash, “and not only [to attend] till between 12 and 1 in the afternoon as the said orders require before you begin to lock up, but also till 2 or 3 of the clock and sometimes longer if their Majesties' service shall seem in the least to require the same.” If any of the Tellers' clerks shall refuse or neglect to attend at the said hours you are to give my Lords notice so that they may be punished by dismission or otherwise. (The like notification to the Tellers' clerks.) Ibid.
April 19. Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Roger Whitley for a place as collector for managing the Salt Duty. Reference Book VII, p. 43.
Treasury warrant to the [Principal] Commissioners for Prizes to appoint Jahleel Brenton (collector of Customs in the Colonies of New England) to be Agent for Prizes in those Colonies. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 285.
William Sheppard, the like at Leghorn.
—Pearson, the like at Montserrat.
John Whetstone, the like at Barbados.
Joseph Crisp, the like at St. Christopher and Nevis.
George Hastings, the like in Jamaica.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition of John Kirruane of Galway, merchant, praying to be discharged from some bonds entered into for exportation of wool, for which he had a legal discharge in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 403.
April 20. Treasury warrant dormant to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay the salary of 52l. per an. to Charles West, gent., as a King's waiter, London port. Money Book XII, p. 211.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 104,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on account for the service of the Forces; out of loans to be made at the Exchequer by Sir Joseph Herne and Sir Stephen Evance or on their procurement, on credit of the Exchequer in general. This sum is intended to pay one year's subsidy to the Duke of Savoy and the exchange thereof to Turin. (Same dated April 23 to said Earl. This sum is ordered to you out of loans on the Exchequer in general which are made in the name of Mr. Whitfeild Hayter. It is the King's pleasure that you pay same to Herne and Evance, 96,000l. thereof for 12 months' subsidy to Oct. 10 next to said Duke at 8,000l. a month and 8,000l. for the exchange thereof to Turin.) Disposition Book XII, pp. 66, 68.
[?] Same to same to issue 590l. to Edward Russell, esq. on any unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Treasurer or his deputy on credit of the two thirds part of the double ninepences [per barrel]. This sum is to be paid to the Victuallers of the Navy to satisfy so much remaining due to Mris. Manley for provisions furnished by her late husband to the King's Fleet at his first landing at Torbay. Ibid, p. 66.
April 20. Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the lodgings of President de la Tour, Envoy Extraordinary from the Duke of Savoy, to visit his goods in order to their export to Holland. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 229.
The like for his Excellency Monsieur Van Citters' goods, at his house in Haymarket, that are going for Holland.
April 20. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing a memorial, being a complaint of [as to] divers merchant ships trading to Denmark and Norway contrary to the Act of Navigation and tending to the great decay and prejudice of the Northern trade. If true, you are to prosecute said ships forthwith. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 229.
Appending: list of said ships, viz. the Anne of Norway, Niles Rosmusson master; the St. Peter, Geo. Johnson master, bought in Holland; the Johannis, Hans Bertilson master, bought in Holland; the John, Peter Anderson master, bought in Holland; the Johannis of Fursberg in Norway, bought in Holland; the Margaretta from Drain in Norway.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Charles West as a King's waiter, London port, loco Tho. Hatfeild, gent. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 99.
Treasury order to same to observe (a) infra. Ibid, p. 102.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, March 1 last, for leave to the Company of Merchants of London trading to Greenland to send six ships to Greenland with 220 English seamen and 200 landmen and foreigners on the 20th inst., notwithstanding the Admiralty Lords' report of March 1 last advising against the suffering so many men to go abroad till such time as the Fleet is manned.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of William Tailer for a lease of a tenement in the manor of Milton, co. Somerset, belonging to the Duchy of Cornwall; in consideration of a year's salary of 200l. unpaid to [him in] the office of Surveyor General. Reference Book VII, p. 43.
Same to same of the petition of Charles, Earl of Dorset, for the [Crown's] reversion and inheritance of 24 tenements on each side to [of] Somerset House in the Strand, the inheritance whereof came to the Crown by attainder and was no part of the ancient Crown revenue, they being now decayed and part falling down and petitioner intending to rebuild them with brick. Ibid.
Same to Aaron Smith [Treasury Solicitor] of the petition of Robert Merfin for the proclamation reward of 10l for apprehending one Robert Benison for robbery and burglary. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the Virginia merchants, praying a greater allowance for waste on tobacco than 4 per cent, and further allowance than 10 per cent. for paying ready money for their goods for which they have 18 months' time allowed by law. Ibid.
Same to the Transport Commissioners of the petition of Arthur Shallett, praying payment of 2,140l. 6s. 1d. due to him for last year's transport service. Ibid, p. 45.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on (a) infra. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 404.
Appending: (a) note of the petition to the King from William Fanshaw and his ward, Charlotte Sarsfeild, a minor, only daughter and heiress of William Sarsfeild of Lucan, esq., deceased, for confirmation of the said Charlotte's title to the manor of Lucan and other lands in Ireland, seized to the Crown as late in the possession of Col. Sarsfeild, or that her title may be tried by some expeditious action.