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'Entry Book: January 1695, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 883-897. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82160 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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January 1695, 16–31

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Jan. 16. Henry Guy to the Excise Commissioners to satisfy the tallies for 200l. to the Duke of Southampton by 50l. a week in course with [or after] the weekly [Excise] payments lately directed to him. Disposition Book XII, p. 187.
Same to the Farmers of the Lotteries to pay immediately into the Receipt your last Christmas quarter's rent. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to take care that out of the abovesaid Lottery farm rent the 75l. for Mris. Eleanor Needham (in the order for pensions, supra, p. 771) be not directed for her [thereout] because she has otherwise received the same. Enter a memorandum on the order to that effect. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Treasurer to apply, out of the Bank of England money in your hands, 10,000l. towards repayment of Recalls. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Guy] for secret service the 20l. which by my letter of the 2nd inst., supra, p. 865, you were directed to pay to Monsieur La ferte. Ibid.
Same to same to issue as follows out of the Exchequer viz.: l. s. d. Ibid. p. 188.
Out of loans [on the Exchequer] in general.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for subsistence in Flanders in part of a month from Jan. 1 inst. 30,000 0 0
to ditto towards subsistence in England to clear debts in quarters in part of the arrears to same date 3,000 0 0
to ditto for Col. Llillingston's officers for subsistence in part of arrears to same date 959 5 0
to ditto for five Regiments going to the Straits: to clear their subsistence to Feb. 11 next 6,824 10 10
to ditto for a week's advance of subsistence to the Forces in England to commence from Jan. 14 inst. 7,600 0 0
to ditto for Monsieur de Loche, a prisoner in France, as his Majesty's bounty 50 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers 10,000 0 0
Out of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise.
to the Master of the Horse for the Stable liveries 500 0 0
£58,933 15 10
Jan. 16. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue out of low wines 50l. to Mr. Tate and 75l. to Mr. Wekett. Disposition Book XII, p. 188.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to await my Lords' order before prosecuting Henry Dacres as by my letter of July 5 last, supra, p. 694. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 344.
Jan. 18. Royal sign manual for 5,000l. to Bartholomew Burton for so much by him paid or to be paid to divers persons by way of reward for making loans on credit of the Exchequer in general and for other charges and expenses relating thereto. (Money warrant dated Jan. 25 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 28 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 51. Order Book IV, p. 155.
Henry Guy to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] of money paid by the Treasurer of the Navy to ships etc. between Jan. 5 and 12 inst. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 343.
Same to Mr. Duncombe [Excise Cashier] to pay 2,000l. into the Exchequer out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise; being for two of the weekly payments now behind of the 100l. [1,000l.] a week formerly directed for the use of the late Queen. Ibid, p. 344.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to satisfy by 1,000l. a week (“out of the moneys which were usually paid into the Exchequer for the service of the late Queen”) the tally of loan for 10,000l. lent by Thomas Brown, esq., the 16th inst. Ibid.
Jan. 19. Same to same to pay (out of the moneys usually paid into the Exchequer weekly for the use of the late Queen and which were directed Dec. 31 last to be reserved) 2,000l. into the Exchequer forthwith and to pay the abovesaid Browne the residue now remaining in Mr. Duncombe's hands in part for said Browne's 10,000l. tally of loan and to satisfy the remainder of said tally by 1,000l. a week out of same. Ibid, p. 345.
Jan. 21. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for supplying out of the surplus of the first Million Act (the Act for the rates and duties of Excise, 4 Wm. and Mary, c. 3) the deficiency of the annuities for the 300,000l. contributed on credit of the two sevenths of the Tunnage Duty Act, 4 and 5 Wm. and Mary, c. 20 King's Warrant Book XVIII, pp. 46–7.
Jan. 21. Royal warrant to the [Attorney and] Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Mary Calf (in consideration of a fine of 150l. and a rent of 36l. 13s. 4d. to be charged for ever on the forest of St. Leonards) of the 250 cart loads of charkcoal and 30 cords of wood reserved as yearly to be taken in the said forest under the grant made of said forest 1631, Dec. 8, to William Collins and Edward Fenne at the nomination of Sir William Russell, which grant came by mesne conveyances to Sir Edward Graves and is now vested in said Mary Calf, widow, one of his daughters: which said reservation was by grant of 1662, June, granted to said Graves at the said yearly rent of 36l. 13s. 4d., which said last grant is now expired, but the rent has been hitherto paid and in equity is payable to the Queen Dowager Catherine for life. After the said Queen's death the said rental is hereby to be payable to the Crown. And whereas the said Queen Dowager and her trustees (Lewis, Earl of Feversham, Lawrence, Earl of Rochester, Thomas, Earl Fauconberg, Sir Richard Bellings, kt., Henry Frederick Thynne, esq., Sir James Butler, kt., and John Hall) by indenture dated 1694, June 2, between her and them of the one part and Francis Phillipson, gent., of the other part (claiming title to the said loads of charcoal and cords of wood under said rent) [? did grant same to him at said rent of 36l. 13s. 4d.], and whereas further the said Mary Calf for the ending all suits in law and equity touching the same whether the legal interest thereof be in the Crown or in the said Queen Dowager, has agreed to take in the said lease [so made to said Phillipson] and the same is assigned to her; and whereas further the King's intention is that the said Mary Calf should be charged with one rent of 36l. 13s. 4d., and not with two such rents; the present grant is therefore to contain a declaration and covenant on the part of the Crown that she shall only be so charged with one of the said 36l. 13s. 4d. per an. rents, paying same to the Queen Mother during her said Majesty's life and thereafter paying it to the Crown. King's Warrant Book XVIII, pp. 47–50.
Royal sign manual for payments as follow without account: l. Ibid, p. 50. Money Book XII, p. 425. Order Book IV, pp. 153–4.
to Aubrey, Earl of Oxford, as royal bounty 400
to Mary, Duchess of Buckingham, as same 300
to May Kirke, as same 125
to Bernard Granvile for last Christmas quarter's rent of the Mote Park 75
(Money warrants dated Jan. 23 hereon.) (Money orders dated Jan. 25 hereon.)
Royal warrant to Thomas Neale, Master and Worker of the Mint, to proceed to coin the gold bullion now in the Mint and all such other gold and silver bullion as shall be brought thither, with the same dies that were formerly made use of for that service until puncheons and dies with the King's effigies and arms shall be made and finished: and so also for the copper blanks for half pence and farthings: the King being informed that there are in the Mint several parcels of gold which if it should remain uncoined would be to the hindrance of the importers and that it will take up some considerable time to make and finish the said new puncheons and dies. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 51.
Jan. 21. Treasury warrant dormant to Sir Robert Cotton and Thomas Frankland, esq., Postmasters General, to pay Maynard, Duke of Schonburg and Leinster, the 4,000l. per an. as by the privy seal of 1693–4, Feb. 15, supra, pp. 472–3. Money Book XII, p. 424.
Same to the Receipt for tallies of pro on the Post Office revenue for 2,177l. 8s. 3d. to Edward Brewster, Gilham Hill and Richard Hutchinson in repayment of their tally of loan for that sum lent the 15th inst. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the 10,000l. lent by Mr. Browne on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, viz.: l. Disposition Book XII, p. 188.
to the Earl of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe; on account for the mourning for the late Queen 3,000
to the Paymaster of the Works in part of the estimate of the Works on the like [mourning] occasion, 2,000l. by four weekly payments of 500l. from date hereof. (In the margin: memoranda of the payments hereon dated Jan. 28, Feb. 5, 11 and 25) 2,000
£5,000
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 300l. to six Engineers who are going to Savoy “as shall be certified to you by Mr. Blathwaite.” Put this item in your [next weekly cash demand] memorial on Wednesday next. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 344.
Same to the Agents for Taxes, enclosing the duplicate [roll] of money assessed to the second 4s Aid within the Hundreds of Paincastle and Colwyn, co. Radnor. Please transmit same to the King's Remembrancer's Office. Ibid, p. 345.
Same to Auditor Done to bring to my Lords Sir William Villiers' account of the Stable as soon as ready for declaration. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Vernon, My Lords desire that no pardon may pass to Mr. Garland for carrying goods into France until they be first acquainted therewith. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed account of medicines etc. provided for the use of the Forces designed for the Jamaica Expedition. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to allow in account to Anthony Thorold, late collector of Lyme port, 135l. for salary (from 1684–5, Jan. 15, the date of his Treasury constitution, to 1687, June 24; for which period he received no salary) and 84l. for damage and loss sustained in the returns of his moneys, amounting to near 20,000l., for which loss he never had any allowance: it appearing that his surety, Sir Cornwall Bradshaw, has paid in the whole balance due from said Thorold after said two items of allowance. The surety bonds are to be delivered up. Out Letters (Customs XIII, p. 135.
Jan. 21. Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, for a Commission under the great seal of Ireland to constitute Sir Richard Cox, Edward Corker, Cha. Dering, Edward May and Jos. Stepney to be Commissioners for inspecting into all forfeitures to the Crown in Ireland, and for James Bonnel to be their Secretary and Register: all in place of the like Commission lately made to said Cox, Francis Cuffe, Edward Corker, Cha. Dereing and Edward May. The salary of said Cuffe is hereby to be counted by the day at 400l. per an. up to the time of his decease and Stepney's salary after the same rate from date hereof to the next quarter day. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, pp. 470–1.
See supra, p. 584, under date 1694, April 17, for the Treasury warrant concerning the directory of Plantation ships for Barbados. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 281.
Jan. 23. The Treasury Lords to Col. Russell, Governor of Barbados. By our instrument as above of the 21st inst. we have directed Sir Edwin Steed, Receiver General of the Casual Revenue in Barbados (or in his absence Thomas Brewster, Deputy Receiver thereof), and Edward Cranfeild, Clerk of the Naval Office there, to cancel and discharge without prosecution all bonds now lying in the Naval Office entered into before the accession and relating to such ships as they are satisfied have made a right discharge: all on the application of the persons concerned and ut supra, p. 558: and to take an account of all other bonds up to date for ships not discharged in due time and to certify same to us, the Treasury Lords, and to prosecute same strictly. Out Letters (General) XIV, pp. 365–6.
To enable them the better to perform the said direction, you are hereby to give all necessary encouragement and assistance to said Steed and Cranfeild.
Treasury warrant to Mr. Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay John Taylour 75l. for half a year to Christmas last for making an account of the receipt and of the particular and distinct application of the Customs revenue, and for other services. Money Book XII, p. 424.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to allow in account 160l. to the owners, adventurers and fishermen of Great Yarmouth for one year to Sept. 29 last on the usual allowance for beer for their North Sea and herring fishery conditioned upon their due payment of their Excise. Ibid, p. 425.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. Disposition Book XII, p. 189.
Out of loans on the Exchequer in general.
to the Earl of Ranelagh, to be remitted to Flanders for subsistence; making 60,000l. towards 99,274l. 18s. 0d. for the month ending the 28th inst. 30,000
to ditto for subsistence to the Forces in England on the arrears due to the 1st inst. to enable the discharging of debts in quarters 3,000
to ditto for a week's subsistence for all the Forces in England from the 22nd to the 29th inst. 7,600
to ditto for Mr. Fotherby in part of 288l. 10s.d., being the balance of his account as Commissary for the late Expedition against Martinecoe 180
to ditto for Henry Wood in full of his arrears in the Earl of Oxford's Regiment 50
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victualling, on account of the year 1695 10,000
£50,830
Jan. 23. Henry Guy to the Treasurer of the Navy to apply to the payment of Recalls 10,000l. out of the Bank of England money remaining in your hands. Disposition Book XII, p. 189.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid.
Out of low wines.
to the Earl of Oxford 400 0 0
to the Duchess of Buckingham 300 0 0
Out of the first disposeable money that shall come into the Exchequer.
to Mris. Mary Kirke 125 0 0
to Mr. Bernard Granvile 75 0 0
to the Governor[s] of Christ's Hospital 370 10 0
Same to same to issue 50l. to William Carter out of the moneys in the Exchequer arising by seizures of uncustomed and prohibited goods. Ibid.
Same to same to issue to the Treasurer of the Navy 3,800l. lent this day on credit of the Exchequer in general: the same being intended for the Victualling. Ibid, p. 190.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to apply the above 3,800l. to the payment of four bills “which by your report of the 14th inst. appear to be due to Mrs. Shea's for beer delivered at Portsmouth for the use of the Navy”: viz. No. 75, dated 1694, April, for 1,500l.; No. 182, dated May, for 1,000l.; No. 128, dated June, for 600l.; No. 72, dated July, for 700l. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Romney [Master General of the Ordnance] to notify the Principal Officers of the Ordnance to attend my Lords at the Treasury on Friday afternoon next about the saltpetre which is to be bought of the East India Company. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 345.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to give 6 per cent. allowance to the East India Company on the 5,174l. 19s. 2d. payable Feb. 14 next for the second payment of the Customs for the goods imported in the ship Tonqueen; viz. “for the time they shall pay their money before due.” Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 136.
Jan. 23. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay James Houseman, surveyor, Hull port, Gustavus Yonge and Robert Mason, tidesurveyors there, a moiety of the forfeiture of 40l. of English milled money found on board a Sweed's ship which had received all her despatches and was ready to depart from that port, which money was prosecuted to condemnation: the said forfeiture accruing wholly to the King; but this moiety being granted as an encouragement to their future industry. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 144.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of William Kirkby shewing that in 1672 he was appointed superintendent of Customs on the northern coasts [of England] and borders of Scotland at 150l. per an. with 15s. a day riding charges; that in James II's reign he was without cause reduced to 100l. a year and 13s. a day riding charges: therefore praying to be restored to his former allowance. Reference Book VII, p. 76.
Same to same of the petition of John Penfold, shewing that he discovered [? uncustomed goods etc. or wool] to Edward Kirkby, then riding surveyor at Lewes in Sussex, who seized same “and were sold for near 4,000l.,” and the said Penfold [sic for Kirby] promised him half of what should come to him and to conceal his name; instead whereof he has left the employment and discovered petitioner in the country, whereby he is ruined and never paid him but 25l.: therefore praying consideration of his petition. Ibid.
Jan. 24. Money warrant for 100l. to John Branch, Circuitor or bailiff of Battles Walk, alias Battles Bailiwick, in Windsor Forest, for two years to 1693, Christmas, on his allowance for providing hay for the deer and for increase of keepers' wages. (Money order dated Jan. 28 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 426. Order Book IV, p. 157.
Jan. 25. Treasury warrant to the Auditors of Imprests to allow 40l. to Edward Seymour in his account for the year ending 1694, Sept. 29, as Clerk of the Hanaper; viz. for the charge of passing the said account. Money Book XII, p. 425.
Prefixing: certificate by Auditor T. Done that said account has been delivered in to his office.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of loans on the Exchequer in general) 500l. to Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Navy, to be paid to William Wallis towards what is due to him for the freight of so many soldiers as he has actually received on board the ship Hope, Aaron Everden master, in order to their transportation to New York. Disposition Book XII, p. 190.
Same to same to issue as follows the 3,000l. remaining in the Exchequer of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, viz.: l. Ibid.
to me [Guy] for secret service 2,000
to Sir Leonard Robinson, Chamberlain of the City of London, as his Majesty's charity for the relief of the poor of the city: to be issued free of any manner of fee or charge 1,000
Jan. 25. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of Mr. Browne's 10,000l. loan on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise) 200l. to Lord Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, to be paid over to Mr. Nicholas Staggins, Master of the Music, in part of the arrears of wages due to him in the office of the Treasurer of the Chamber “to enable him to prepare the vocall musick for the solemnity of her Majesty's internment.” Disposition Book XII, p. 191.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] from the Navy Commissioners of moneys received and paid by the Navy Treasurer between Dec. 21 and 31 last: also an account [missing] of money paid by said Treasurer to ships between the 12th and 19th inst. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 346.
Same to Sir Leonard Robinson [Chamberlain of the City of London]. My Lords intend to issue 1,000l. to you for the poor [of the city]. The warrants will be completed in a few days and it will be paid to you in ready money without deduction of fees. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Romney to direct the Ordnance Officers to inspect the samples of saltpetre in the East India Company's warehouses which is now to be delivered into the [Ordnance] Stores according to their charter. Ibid.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Captains of the Regiment of Dragoons lately under Brigadier Leveson, now under Lord Fairfax, concerning some respits in the pay of that Regiment in Ireland. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of several poor tradesmen of the town of Gainsborough, co. Lincoln, praying payment of several sums due to them for victuals and clothes furnished to Capt. Smith's Troop in Col. Fitzharding's Regiment. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of James Cardonnell for his arrears of pay as Secretary to the late and present Duke of Schonberg, as also for payment of several expenses as in an account thereto [missing]. Ibid, p. 349.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to direct payment of the outports salary bill for 1694, Christmas, being 5,390l. 17s. 0d. established salaries and 568l. 5s. 0d. additional salaries, or 5,989l. 2s. 0d. in all. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 136. Money Book XII, p. 425.
Treasury allowance of the same quarter's salary bill for London port: being 5,086l. 17s. 6d. for established salaries and 121l. 5s. 0d. for additional salaries, or 5,208l. 2s. 0d. in all. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 136. Money Book XII, p. 425.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute Henry Starkey, gent., as collector of petty Customs of aliens in London port and keeper of the cocquet seal there loco John Wilmer, junr., deceased: with the fee of 62l. 6s. 8d. per an.: during pleasure. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 137.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Mary Sayer, widow of John Sayer, for a new lease of the manor of Berkhampstead, co. Herts. Reference Book VII, p. 76.
Jan. 25. Treasury warrant to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to depute John Fremantle as agent for prizes in the port of Lisa [Larache] and other the ports and places belonging to the King of Portugal. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 370.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Nicholas Locke, citizen and merchant of London, of waste ground in Blackheath, near Greenwich, ut supra, pp. 838–9, for 99 years at 6s. 8d. per an., and further to grant to him the rent of 3l. per an. reserved in the lease made by the late Queen Mary and her trustees, who are to be seized of the premises for the use of this grantee during the continuance of the settlement thereof on the said Queen and are to convey to him upon demand without any further warrant or direction therein. The consideration for this present grant is a fine of 100l. and the payment by said Lock of the 19l. 10s. 0d. arrears due on the said 3l. rent. (Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature [? 4 March, 1694–5] of the docquet of this demise.) Ibid, pp. 370, 382.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir James Caldwell, bart., praying a grant of some forfeited lands in Ireland as in a list annexed thereto. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 471.
Jan. 26. Royal warrant to the Earl of Banelagh. In the debentures to be made out for the pay of the Regiments of Foot commanded by Col. Seymour, and lately by Lord Cutts, and the like commanded by Henry d'Caumon, Marquis D'Rada and late by the Prince of Hesse, viz. for the period from 1692, April 1, to 1693, March 31. You are to compute the pay thereof for the months of July-Oct., 1692, according to the musters taken in the preceding May and June: all by reason that the muster rolls for July-Oct., 1692, are lacking, the said Regiments being then in Flanders and dispersed on several occasions, so that they could not be regularly mustered. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 108.
Jan. 28. Treasury warrant to Sir Robert Cotton, bart., and Thomas Frankland, esq., Postmasters General, to direct the Receiver General of the Post Office Revenue to pay off the eight tallies of pro for 2,177l. 8s. 3d. levied in repayment of that sum lent the 15th inst. by Edward Brewster, Gilham. Hill and Richard Hutchinson on credit of the Post Office: with 6 per cent. interest. Payment thereof is to be made as fast as the money of that revenue can be applied to the said tallies without interfering with the weekly payments already directed thereout “and so as that the moneys intended to be paid for the house in which your Office is kept shall also be satisfied before any payments be made by this warrant.” Money Book XII, p. 426.
Same to John Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay (and to the auditors to allow in said Knight's accounts) 340l. 14s. 4d. to Henry Ayloff, Treasurer's Remembrancer in the Exchequer, for parchment and other necessaries, detailed, for the blank books of the Customers, Comptrollers and searchers in the outports for the year ended 1695, Christmas. Ibid, pp. 427, 427–8.
37l. 15s. 4d. for the like, detailed, for the blank books of the Surveyor General of Customs, London port.
Jan. 28. Treasury warrant to John Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay 45l. 12s. 0d. to said Ayloff for fees due to himself and clerks for one year to 1694, Christmas, heretofore usually paid to the Treasurer's Remembrancer by the Customers of the outports for passing their accounts. Money Book XII, p. 428.
Treasury allowance of the 1694, Michaelmas quarter's salary bill, detailed, of the office of the Commission for Licensing Hackney Coaches (total, 410l.). Ibid, p. 429.
The like for 1694, Christmas quarter: total, 450l.
Money warrant for 190l. 15s. 10d. to the executors of Sir William Dolben for 58 days, 1693, Nov. 28 (the last day of Michaelmas term), to 1693–4, Jan. 25 (the day on which he died), on his termly fee as a Justice of the King's Bench. Ibid, p. 430.
Same for 35l. to Sir Thomas Trevor for half a year to Michaelmas last on his fee as Solicitor General. Ibid.
40l. 13s. 4d. to Sir Edward Ward for same time on his fee as Attorney General.
Money order for 250l. to Sir John Trenchard for 1694, Trinity and Michaelmas terms, on his allowance as Chief Justice of Chester. Order Book IV, p. 154.
100l. to Sir Littleton Powys for same time on same as one of the Justices of Chester.
Henry Guy to Mr. Duncombe [Excise Cashier] to pay by way of advance 3,640l. 15s. 10d. into the Exchequer on account of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: to be thence issued to the Judges of England et al. Disposition Book XII, p. 191.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. Ibid, p. 192.
Out of loans on the Exchequer in general.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for sea services [of the Office of Ordnance], on account of the year 1695 10,000
to ditto for the gunmakers, on account of their debt (in the margin: [paid] 31 Jan., 2,649l. 14s.d; 8 Feb., 350l. 5s.d.) 3,000
Out of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise.
to the Earl of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, on account of the mourning for the Queen 3,000
£16,000
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition of Major La Cherois of Count Marton's Regiment concerning 781l. stopped from the said Regiment on account of arms delivered to them. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 344.
Jan. 28. Henry Guy to the Excise Commissioners to recover from the estate of William Martin the 76l. 18s. 6d. which in Dec., 1691, Mr. Rowland Bradstock, deputy postmaster at Evesham, entrusted to him to be remitted to the Receiver General of the Post Office, the said Martin having soon after fallen under some discontent and destroyed himself, so that the bill was never paid: but you the Excise Commissioners having extended his estate for an Excise debt; but being informed that he left sufficient effects to answer both debts. When recovered the said sum is to be paid to said Receiver General. Out Letters (General) XIV, pp. 344–5.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Maddison as tidesman in Newcastle port loco Thomas Bonner, deceased Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 137.
Edward Scarborough (who was to be exchanged with Richard Ustick, ut supra, p. 837) is to be continued as collector at Liverpool, he being very much afflicted with the stone and utterly unable to travel. The said Ustick is to be removed to such other place as the Customs Commissioners think fit.
Same to same to allow and pass for Jaques Dirkes a debenture for the residue of 33 pipes of Portugal wine (except for two pipes of lees as below) which he imported in April last, but not being able to dispose of here he ordered his cooper to ship same to Holland, but on such re-shipment it was found that two of the pipes contained lees, though made from the same wine, which brought it under the clause concerning forfeiture of debentures in the Act of Frauds [14 Car. II, c. 11]: on which the said Commissioners have reported that it is the constant practice of the Customs to look upon [this practice] as such an alteration of the commodity and of the quality and use as that such refuse part has not been permitted to draw back any part of the duty; as in the case of tobacco stalks separated from the leaf, the dust of pepper from the pepper and so in the present case the lees of wine from the wine: and the shipping out such refuse after such separation or garbling has been always understood to be a shipping out less in quantity or value so as to [incur the penalty that the merchant] lose the benefit of the debenture: but in this case the petitioner was a stranger ignorant of the laws and the shipping was done by his cooper. Ibid, p. 138.
Treasury order to same to observe (a) infra. Ibid, p. 139.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, 1694, Nov. 18, permitting the East India Company to send to the East Indies the ship America, Capt. Richard Laycock commander, 200 tons, 40 English seamen, besides landmen and foreigners: this order being made on a representation from the Board of Trade and Plantations that the East India Company do intend to send out four ships with 352 English seamen for the Coast and Bay in Jan. and Feb. and that the said number of English seamen shall be put on board before Jan. 1, after which time (the said Company were told) no protections would be granted for the said men.
Jan. 28. Treasury reference to the Postmasters General of the petition of John Woodgate, deputy postmaster of Canterbury, shewing that he has executed that office for several years at 80l. per an., out of which he pays 20l. per an. to one to deliver the letters in that city, by which and by the prohibition of trade with France he has been a considerable looser: therefore praying a discharge of part of his debt and encouragement for the future. Reference Book VII, p. 75.
Treasury warrant to same to allow 8l. per an. to Rowland Bradstock, deputy postmaster at Evesham, co. Worcester; viz. for six years past and for the future so long as he continues to perform that stage, and further to allow him the 76l. 18s. 6d. by him paid to William Martyn, ut supra, p. 893: it appearing that Bradstock undertook the management there about 11 years since and made agreement with the then Postmaster General to convey the mail from Evesham to Worcester and to Henley, back again to Moreton Hinmarsh thrice a week, for which service he was allowed the yearly salary of 35l.; but that some time after he was directed by the then Postmaster General to convey letters to Winchcomb, which is a town about eight miles distant from Evesham, of considerable trade and having the advantage of a post three times a week the number of letters to and from that town is thereby much increased, and therefore the present Postmasters General think it fit to allow him 8l. a year for that service as above: but as to the alteration of the stage from Moreton to Shipton for which he craves an additional allowance, being at a greater distance, it does not appear to the Postmasters General to be so considerable as to deserve any compensation. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 371.
[?] Same to the Commissioners for Stamped Vellum etc. to make an additional allowance of 5l. a year each to the Teller of stamped paper and to the chamber keeper and 10l. a year each to the messenger porter and two doorkeepers of the workhouse: it appearing from the said Commissioners' memorial of the 3rd inst. that finding the business of their office may be managed with fewer officers than were at first necessary they have dismissed nine stampers at 30l. per an. each and the assistant to the distributor at 40l. per an., and do desire additions as above in consideration of constant attendance and of the present salary being insufficient for a maintenance. Ibid, p. 372.
Jan. 29. Money warrant for 30,000l. to Ralph, Earl of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, as imprest for the service of the Great Wardrobe, in further part of 100,000l. as by the privy seal of 1692–3, Feb. 28. (Money order dated Feb. 4 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 429. Order Book IV, p. 156.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XII, p. 191.
Out of money paid or to be paid into the Exchequer for Hereditary and Temporary Excise by way of advance.
to the 12 Judges of England for 1694, Trinity term 3,000 0 0
to the Judges of Chester for same term 175 0 0
to the Masters in Chancery for same term 275 0 0
Out of loans to be made by the payees as follows or by others at their nomination on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise.
to 11 Judges for 1694, Michaelmas term, the Lord Chief Baron having surrendered before that time 2,750 0 0
to the Judges of Chester for same term 175 0 0
to the Master in Chancery, the like 275 0 0
to the Attorney General for half a year to same date 40 13 4
to the Solicitor General, the like 35 0 0
£6,825 13 4
Jan. 29. Henry Guy to the Agents for Taxes to obtain the opinion of the Attorney General concerning the assessment of the salt pits at Droitwich to the second 4s. Aid; and to attend my Lords therewith on Friday afternoon next. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 347.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to continue to the end of this quarter the salary of Thomas Blechynden, deceased, one of the land surveyors, London port, for the present support of his widow and children; but to sink said post thereafter: all as proposed in your presentment of the 28th inst. Ibid.
Same to Mr Fox to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Monsieur Le Brun concerning the arrears due to him as one of the pensioners in Ireland. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ George Kniveton (son of Henry Kniveton, waiter and searcher at Uphill in Bristol port) as waiter and searcher there loco his father, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 138, 139.
Morgan Phillips as tidesman in Bristol port loco Robert Cunningham, who declines that employment.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of Francis Negus, Surveyor of the Mews, for payment of 612l. 4s.d. due to him for day work, timber, boards, nails etc. used at the Mews from the close of the last account to 1694, Dec. 22. Reference Book VII, p. 77.
Jan. 30. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a discharge to Mris. Martha Jackson as follows, viz.: By indenture dated 1666, July 30, Charles II demised to William, Earl of Kinnoul, since deceased, all the Customs, subsidies of poundage and duties on all sorts of imported barillia, smalts or saffers and potashes for 31 years from 1664, Lady day. By indenture dated 1668, Nov. 21, the said Earl demised same to Thomas Broderick and Benjamin Martin, then of London, merchants, for 26 years at 940l. per an. rent. By divers mesne assignments the interest therein is come to Martha Jackson, relict of William Jackson. It has been alleged on behalf of the Crown that all the said Customs, subsidies etc. levied on the said goods since 5 Nov., 1688, by virtue of Acts of Parliament, do lawfully belong to the Crown, notwithstanding the said indenture. But the King is pleased that said Martha should retain to her own use so much as the moneys collected thereon in said period since 1688, Nov. 5, do amount to after deducting thereout 5,640l. for the said reserve rent for the said six years. It is certified by Sir John Shaw, collector inwards, London port, that the said receipts in London port come to 9,886l. 10s. 9d., viz. 2,583l. 13s.d. from 1688, Nov. 5, to 1690, May 28, and 7,302l. 17s.d. from 1690, May 28, to 1694, Christmas; and it is certified by William Waterson for Sir Edmund Turner, surveyor of the accounts of the outports, that the receipts in the outports for the same whole period came to 278l. 5s.d.: making a total of 10,164l. 16s.d., which after deduction of said 5,640l. leaves 4,524l. 16s.d. The present herein privy seal is to grant, remise and quit claim to her the said remainder to her own use, viz. by granting to her the said 2,583l. 13s.d. and the said 278l. 5s.d. and by hereby ordering the Customs Commissioners to pay her 1,662l. 17s.d. to make up the said remainder. King's Warrant Book XVIII, pp. 53–6.
Jan. 30. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 50,000l. to Edward Nicholas [Treasurer to the late Queen] to be by him applied to paying or satisfying the arrears of salaries, wages or other allowances due to the servants of the said Queen and for paying of debts to tradesmen or others for goods furnished etc. for the service of said Queen and towards defraying the charges of mourning and towards the payment of such allowances as the King shall think fit to establish or appoint for the said servants or any of them and for the contingent charges attending such warrants, establishments or orders (see infra, pp. 1074 seq. under date May 18). King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 61.
Jan. 31. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XII, p. 192.
Out of general loans in the Exchequer.
to the Earl of Ranelagh to clear four weeks' subsistence [to the Forces] in Flanders, Jan. 1–28 inst. 39,274 18 0
to ditto for a week's subsistence to all the Forces in England from the 29th inst. to Feb. 4 next 7,600 0 0
to ditto in part of arrears of subsistence to the Forces in England due before Jan. 1 inst. to enable the discharging debts in quarters 3,000 0 0
to ditto in part of — due to Mr. Schuylenburg 5,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victualling on account of the year 1695 10,000 0 0
Out of loans on the Exchequer [in general] by Mr. Edward Wharton.
to ditto for the Victualling 3,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for Sir Joseph Herne in part of his bills of credit given for the Flanders Train [of Artillery] 3,000 0 0
£70,874 18 0
Jan. 31. Henry Guy to the Victualling Commissioners to apply the above 3,000l. to the payment of four bills to Mr. Jean Shea for beer delivered at Portsmouth for the use of the Navy, viz.: two of July, 1694, No. 142 and 16l, for 600l. and 1,000l.; two of August, No. 54 and 103, for 1,000l. and 400l. Disposition Book XII, p. 193.