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February 1695, 16-28

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'Entry Book: February 1695, 16-28', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 923-937. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82163 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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February 1695, 16–28

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Feb. 18. Treasury warrant to the Receipt to take in loans not exceeding 1,250,000l. on the 300,000l. per an. Customs fund: proceeding therein as by the privy seal of the 16th inst., supra, p. 920. Money Book XII, p. 449.
Money warrant for 100l. 7s. 6d. to Philip Ryley for one year to Christmas last on his fee of 3s. a day and board wages allowance of 2s. 6d. a day as Serjeant at Arms attending the Treasury Lords. Ibid.
Same for 20,000l. to Edward Nicholas as in part of the 50,000l. by the privy seal of the 6th inst., supra, p. 896, for the arrears of the late Queen's servants, for her mourning, for her establishment and contingents. (Money order dated Feb. 21 hereon.) Ibid, p. 450.
William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Treasurer of the Navy to pay 20,000l. to the Victuallers of the Navy on account of the Victualling in general out of the 100,000l. lately put into your hands, supra, p. 922, as part of the Bank's loan on the 300,000l. Customs fund. Disposition Book XII, p. 201.
Same to the Earl of Romney [Master General of the Ordnance] to direct the charging of 30,000l. to land service and 15,000l. to sea service of the Office of Ordnance out of the 45,000l. lately ut supra ibid. put into the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance out of the said loan. Ibid, p. 202.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of loans to be made by Mr. Lancelot Burton, or by his procurement, on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise) 10,000l. to the Earl of Brad ford, Cofferer of the Household, upon account for the Household. Ibid.
Same to same to issue as follows out of the money lately paid into the Exchequer out of the profits arisen from the forfeited estate of the late Marquess of Powys, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, p. 203.
to the Paymaster of the Works to complete the charge of fitting up Powys House for the Lord Keeper 230 0 0
to ditto to be by him paid over to John Webb, fowl keeper in St. James's Park, being due on his bills to Oct. 31 last 56 13 6
£286 13 6
Same to Mr. Povey. My Lords have read yours of the 14th June last and 9th inst., written by order of the Committee for Trade and Plantations, with the copy of the memorial relating to the revenue in Virginia and an estimate of gunners' stores necessary to be sent thither to a charge of 807l. 4s. 10d. My Lords are of opinion that these stores ought properly to be furnished by the Office of Ordnance and that same may be paid for out of the revenue of the quit rents in Virginia [viz. by that sum to be remitted to the Treasurer of the Ordnance here. Please represent this to the Committee for Trade and plantations Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 352.
Feb. 18. Memorandum of the swearing before the Treasury Lords of an affidavit by Noah Lawrence of London, merchant, of the entry 1692–3, March 8, in London port of six dozen beavers and casters and 18 dozen men's worsted stockings which were carried from London in the ship Victoria, Laurenzo Carnback master, for the Straits: and on the 3rd June, 1693, similarly 68 dozen men's worsted hose in the Jerusalem, Nicho. Regis master, for the Straits, being said merchant's proper goods and duty thereon all properly paid; both which ships in their voyage were taken by the French as prizes and the goods in them were made prize: and said merchant has not received or is likely to receive any benefit by the proceed of the said goods or any part thereof. [This affidavit is made with a view to obtaining a Treasury warrant for an allowance of duty free export of goods to an equivalent amount.] Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 142.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Michael Sumerson for a coastwaiter's or tidewaiter's place in the Customs. He is to be presented if fit. Reference Book VII, p. 78.
Treasury warrant to the Commissioners of Excise and arrears of Hearthmoney to grant to Hesketh Hobman, on his paying 30l., the benefit and advantage of the extent on the estate of Marmaduke Jenkinson until he be satisfied the said 30l., it appearing that said Jenkinson, one of the securities of Thomas Vawser, late a collector of Hearthmoney, did petition the Treasury representing that said Vawser being indebted 116l. 15s. 10d. to the King, said Jenkinson's estate near Beverley, co. Yorks, to the value of 13l. 10s. 0d. [per an.] was seized into the King's hands and the sheriff of co. Yorks has answered to the King 27l. for two years' value thereof and has two years more of the same value in his hands: whereupon a Treasury warrant was granted 1694, June 13, supra, pp. 653–4, to discharge his said estate on his paying a further 30l.: but before the issue of said process the said Jenkinson had mortgaged his said estate to said Hobman for 200l., who has proposed to pay said 30l. so as [provided that] he may be secured same and his mortgage money and interest as above. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 379.
Feb. 19. Same to John Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay to Goorge Booth, esq., Sir Richard Temple, Bart. and Kt. of the Bath, and Sir John Werden, Bart., late three of the Commissioners of the Customs, so much as their salary therein comes to from 1694, June 24, to the date of the present Commission of the Customs. Money Book XII, p. 451.
William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Treasurer of the Navy to apply towards the payment of imprests and bills of exchange 10,000l. out of the money remaining in your hands which was procured to be advanced on tallies struck April 8 last on the additional imposition on merchandise imported. Disposition Book XII, p. 202.
Also to pay 26,000l. to the Yards for 1694, June 24 quarter, out of the 100,000l. (part of the Bank's 300,000l. loan) lately put into your hands, ut supra, p. 922.
Feb. 19. William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to Mr. Blathwaite to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay 5,000l. to the Commissioners of Transports on account. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 352.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to direct the Tellers to take in what money any persons will lend on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, levying tallies of pro for repayment of same, pursuant to the Treasury Lords' dormant warrant. Ibid.
Same to the Postmaster General. My Lords are informed that the Act for the 4s. Aid cannot be printed and dispersed into the several counties of England and Wales in the ordinary method so as to be put in execution on the 28th inst., as directed by the Act for same.[7 and 8 Wm., c. 5]. They have ordered the Agents for bringing in of Taxes to send by next Saturday night's post one [copy] of the said Act to each sheriff and also to the mayors and bailiffs of the several Corporations and places in the counties. The packets which the said Agents shall so send to the [Post] Office are to be carefully sent away by the Saturday night's post and you are to direct the Deputy Postmaster in the several counties and places to despatch same forthwith and to the addressees. Ibid, p. 353.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 143.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Kensington, Feb. 17 inst., granting leave to the Elizabeth of Boston, New England, John Cooper master, to return to New England with four men, the ship, owners, master and men being all of New England.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Dean Monteage of London, merchant, and John Monteage, his brother, praying that said Dean's bonds for 500l. to the Crown [for Custom's duties], for which said John is surety, may be delivered up; said merchant being unable to pay same by reason of several losses. Reference Book VII, p. 78.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Brigadier Stewart concerning an ejectment brought against him for some lands in Ireland for which he is tenant to his Majesty, being late the leasehold estate of one Edmund Nugent, outlawed for treason, who claims the benefit of the Articles of Limerick. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 471.
Feb. 20. Royal warrant, under the King's sign manual, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a commission to George, Prince of Denmark, the Archbishop of Canterbury and 175 others, detailed, as follows for Greenwich Hospital. The King being desirous to promote the trade, navigation and naval strength of England, whereon the safety and flourishing state thereof doth so much depend; and being persuaded that nothing will more effectually contribute thereto than the increasing the number of English seamen; and the seafaring men of this kingdom having for a long time distinguished themselves throughout the world by their industry and skilfulness in their employments, courage and constancy in engagements and hazards and nothing is more likely to continue this their ancient reputation and invite increase of numbers than the making provision for aged and wounded, for children of disabled and for widows and children of the slain: the King reflecting thereon frequently since his accession did, with his late Queen, by patent under the great seal 1694, Oct. 25, grant to Sir John Somers and 14 others, detailed, the piece of ground of 8 acres 2 rods 32 square perches in East Greenwich and the capital messuage lately built or in building thereon by Charles II and still remaining unfinished, commonly called Greenwich Palace, as in trust to be a Hospital for such as above: therefore now the King constitutes the abovesaid Prince George et al. to be Commissioners with power to appoint sub-committees for the better carrying on of the King's said intention: to consider how far the present buildings will be unfit for the Hospital hereby intended to be erected and how far to alter such as shall be thought fit to stand: to prepare plans for the erection of the said intended Hospital for the King's approbation: to prepare a charter of foundation for it and statutes, constitutions, orders and ordinances for its perpetual management, order and good government. Further, the King hereby declares that from henceforth he will yearly cause to be issued out of his treasure 2,000l. towards perfecting and endowing the said Hospital, which is hereby to be so done by the Treasury Lords without further warrant to them: and hereby authorises seven of the said Commissioners to receive public, voluntary contributions and subscriptions towards the erecting, furnishing and endowing the said Hospital, notifying the Treasury from time to time the names of such contributors: of which contributions John Evelyn, senr., esq., is hereby appointed Treasurer and Receiver General in regard the King doth very much confide in his ability and faithfulness: power is hereby further given to the said Commissioners to take down, demolish or alter the present buildings as above and after the King's approval of the plan of the new buildings, to carry on and finish the same with such speed as the nature of things and the moneys in hand will admit: during his continuance in this trust as Treasurer, Evelyn is authorised to retain out of the moneys in his hands 200l. per an. as his salary or allowance. King's Warrant Book XVIII, pp. 70–82.
Feb. 20. Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to grant a three years' custodiam to “our trusty and well beloved counceler” William Woseley esq., of so much of the forfeited estates as follows as shall by the improved rent thereof amount to the clear yearly sum of 1,000l. above charges and reprizes. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 474.
Appending. schedule of said estates.
all the forfeited lands of Walter Nangle in Co. Meath: 700 acres: 70l. per an. improved rents.
Kennets Town, Rogerstown, Carnagh Town [Carranstown] and Mally Makeny [? Ballymakane] in Co. Meath; being forfeited lands of Capt. Christopher Cheevers: 800 acres: 80l. per an. improved rents.
The lands of Arods Town in Co. Meath, being the forfeited lands of Dominick Barnwell: 579 acres: 57l. 18s. 0d. per an. improved rents.
Old Town, Little Aldrum [Ardrums] and Ferrene [Ferraus] in Co. Meath, being the forfeited lands of Thomas Hussey: 378 acres: 37l. 16s. 0d. per an. improved rents.
All the estate in Co. Westmeath forfeited by Peirce Dillon of Ballyne Cloghduffe [Ballycloghduff]: 500 acres: 37l. 10s. 0d. per an. improved rents.
Porters Town, Grangebegg, Ballyeighter, Ballyoughter in Co. Westmeath, being the forfeited lands of Nicho. Darcy of Plattin: 2,100 acres: 157l. 10s. 0d. per an. improved rents.
All the estate in Co. Westmeath lately belonging to Edward Geoghegan of Castle Town: 2,600 acres: 195l. per an. improved rents.
Fassaroe and Rathdown in Co. Westmeath, being the forfeited lands of William Talbott: 300 acres: 30l. per an. improved rents.
Total acreage, 7,957: total improved rents, 665l. 14s. 0d. per an.
In the city and suburbs of Dublin, all the estate belonging to Sir Daniell Arthur. This is a mortgage of 5,000l. upon some houses in the said city and suburbs.
Feb. 20. Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, for a patent to pass the great seal of Ireland for remitting and releasing to Henry, Visct. Galway, his heirs etc., so much of the several rents reserved to the Crown by two leases or custodiams under the seal of the Exchequer Court, Ireland, as at the end of each of the said three years' custodiams shall remain payable to the Crown after deduction as well of the ancient quit rents and Crown rents (of 81l. 13s. 7d. per an.) and arrears (amounting to 53l. 5s. 22/4; d.) thereof as of the 69l. 2s. 4d. per an. reserved as payable to Edmund Power, esq., out of the said custodiams: together with a clause for exonerating and discharging Francis Cuffe, esq. (since deceased) from two recognizances entered into by him, one of 1,000l., the other of 1,300l., for the due payment [by said Visct.] of the rents reserved on the said leases; but the said Cuffe (or other surety of said Visct.) is hereby to enter into fresh recognizances for the said Viscount's answering the said quit rents or Crown rents to the Crown and for the paying the said 69l. 2s. 4d. to said Power during the said term of three years. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, pp. 475–6.
The present grant is entirely on the lines of the similar grant directed by the late Queen's sign manual of 1693, Sept. 29,
Feb. 21. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Laurence Braddon of the office or place of Agent and Solicitor for the affairs of the revenue arising by the grant of licences to retail wines (Solicitor to the Wine Licences) loco William Blackaller, gent., lately deceased: with the fee or salary of 100l. per an. from Christmas last: he to observe Treasury directions in the exercise of his said office. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 68.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 10,000l. to Charles Shales, the King's goldsmith: without account: for gold works, gilt and white plate and other things which he hath supplied or shall supply to the Jewel House from time to time. Ibid, pp. 81–2.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Richard Stacy, gent., of the office of Master Bricklayer of the Works loco Maurice Emmett, lately deceased. Ibid, p. 82.
William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay as follows out of the remainder of the 150,000l. lately put into your hands, supra, p. 922, out of the Bank's 300,000l. loan, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XII, p. 203.
for one week's subsistence for all the Forces here [in England] from the 10th to the 25th inst 7,600 0 0
to Monsieur Schuylenburg in further part of the debt due to him; “and makes 20,000l. part thereof” 5,000 0 0
towards clearing debts in quarters; for subsistence 3,000 0 0
to Col. Steward on account of contingencies on his expedition to the Straits 400 0 0
to the Earl of Arran's Regiment of Horse in full of the arrear of subsistence due to them to Jan. 14 last, from which time they have been regularly subsisted 3,455 4 6
£19,455 4 6
Feb. 22. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to instal the First Fruits of Thomas Tenison (late Bishop of Lincoln) as Archbishop of Canterbury, making same payable by 670l. 13s.d. on 1695–6, Feb. 21; 670l. 13s.d. on 1696–7, Feb. 21, and 1,641l. 6s. 1d. on 1677–8, Feb. 21, or 2,682l. 12s. 2d. in all: on his own bonds alone: liability to cease on avoidance. King's Warrant Book XVIII, pp. 68–9.
Money order for 100s. to William Parks, porter at the gate of the Receipt of the Exchequer, for 1694 Christmas quarter's allowance for securing his Majesty's treasure and for attending on the officers Order Book IV, p. 164.
William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Henry Guy) to the Postmaster General. In reply to yours of the 21st inst. my Lords have desired the Agents for Taxes to be more particular and full in the directions or superscriptions of the [remaining copies or] Acts of Parliament [for the 4s. Aid] which they are sonding by post to-morrow “and [my Lords] desire they may pass free.” (Same to said Agents to so act in order to ensure delivery in time, the directions on those last sent having been so general). Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 353.
Feb. 22. William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to Mr. Aaron Smith to forthwith bring in his accounts [as Treasury Solicitor]. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 353.
[?] Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the lodgings of Monsieur Van Citters (who is going into Spain as Ambassador from the States General) to seal his goods in order to their transport to Spain. Ibid, p. 354.
Feb. 22. Treasury warrant to same to employ George Allanson as a landwaiter, Bristol port, loco Matthew Webb, dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 143.
Charles Pembruge as warehousekeeper in Bristol port loco John Furlong, dismissed.
Same to same to remit to John Morton the King's part of a seizure of 20 pieces of Persian silk; he having for several years maintained his family in a plentiful condition until about a year since, being upon the sea homeward bound with a good cargo, he was met by French privateers and spoiled of all he had; and having afterwards sold his household goods for a second venture he bought [therewith] the said silks in Holland, not knowing they were prohibited goods. Ibid, p. 144.
Treasury reference to Ben. Overton, esq., Warden of the Mint, of the petition of George Macy, shewing that he is in disburse 631l. 14s.6d. in apprehending and prosecuting clippers and coiners from 1691, Sept. 1, to 1694, June 6, which money he was forced to borrow, and was arrested for 200l. part thereof; therefore praying payment of same and of 60l to defray the charges of his journey in the Home Circuit. Reference Book VII, p. 78.
Likewise of another petition of his praying an increase of his salary as Chief Clerk to the Warden of the Mint.
Treasury countersignature for the execution of a warrant dated Feb. 18 inst. from the Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain, to Sir Francis Lawley, Master and Treasurer of the Jewel House, to supply to the Serjeant at Arms attending the Lord Keeper a new mace of silver gilt of the same weight and fashion as the last mace, which is become unserviceable and broken, having been often repaired. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 381.
Treasury warrant to Brook Bridges, one of the Auditors of Imprests, to prepare for declaration the account of the Earl of Montagu for the year ended 1689, Sept. 29, as Master of the Great Wardrobe, giving allowance therein for so much only of the surplusage, liveries and salaries therein as by the return of the Clerk of the Wardrobe do yet remain unsatisfied: it appearing by said Bridges' report that in said account 36,471l. 3s. 11¾d. (being the surplusage due to several tradesmen, artificers and others upon the said Earl's accompt ended at Christmas, 1684) as also the fees and salaries due to his Lordship during the time of his suspension [from his said office] were brought over and charged to this accompt “which for ought [that] did appear to you might in great measure be discharged by those who during that time did execute the said office of Master of the Great Wardrobe”; wherefore said Auditor thought it proper that the Clerk of the Wardrobe should certify whether any and what part of the said surplusage had been discharged since and whether said Earl or others had received any part of what is herein demanded on account of their liveries or salaries during the said period of suspension. Ibid, p. 383.
Feb. 22. The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Michaell Mitchell, kt., of the city of Dublin, praying a 99 years' lease of the mills and wyars [weirs] at Island Bridge at the reserve rent of 23l. per an., and the forfeited mortgage mentioned [in the said petition], as also the estate of Oliver Eustace in Co. Carlow. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 469.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Provost, burgesses and inhabitants of the town of Bandon, praying a grant of certain lands late belonging to Major Gen. Macarty in the barony of Muskerry, to the value of 230l. per an. Ibid, p. 471.
Feb. 23. Treasury warrant to Thomas Neale, Master and Worker of the Mint, to pay (out of Coinage duty in his hands) 200l. to George Macy on account of disbursements, ut supra, p. 929. Money Book XII, p. 450.
Money order for 40l. to John Low and Peter Le Neve, Deputy Chamberlains of the Receipt, for 1694, Michaelmas and Hilary terms, upon their additional allowance of fee for extraordinary service in sorting etc. the records, foreign and domestic, in the Treasury [of the Receipt] at Westminster. Order Book IV, p. 159.
William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Treasurer of the Navy to apply 13,135l. as follows out of the Bank of England money reserved in your hands for payment of wages: l. s. d. Disposition Book XII, p. 204.
for pay 1692–3, Feb. 17, to 1693–4, Feb. 22, for the officers of the First Marine Regiment under the Marquess of Carmarthen 6,937 10 0
for ditto for the officers of the Second Marine Regiment under Lord Berkeley 6,197 10 0
£13,135 0 0
Out of the said sum no deduction is to be made of any moneys imprested to said Regiments for subsistence, clothing or otherwise in 1694, but such deduction are to be made when the account proper for that year shall come to be stated and paid.
Feb. 23. William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Navy Commissioners, informing them of the above direction. Please make forth bills and do such other matters as may be necessary for the satisfying the said moneys to the use of the said officers; observing my Lords' direction as above as to deductions. Disposition Book XII, pp. 204–5.
Same to Sir Robert Clayton. My Lords are moved to direct payment out of the rent of the Post Fines of Visct. Grandison's annuity. Please send them a statement of the payments of the said rent and the defalcations out of same up to the present so that they may see whether there is money due [to come in] and applicable to that annuity. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 354.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Dackin praying a pension of 2s. a day by way of half pay. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General. It is represented that Hester, Lady Eland, deceased, “who was an alien born made a denizen but [afterwards] naturalized was entitled to the reversion in fee (to take effect after the death of her Majesty the Queen Dowager) of and in a fee farm or rent of 550l. issuing or reserved out of the manors of Bradbury and Hilton in co. Durham and which by the original reversion thereof was to be paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer or [to] the Receiver of the said county,” and that as she died intestate with no other kindred than are aliens the said reversion accrues to the Crown. Please give warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag for a commission to William Dolbins and five others, detailed, to inquire as to same. Ibid, p. 355.
Entry of the Treasury decision upon the petition of the minister, Justices of the Peace and other inhabitants of St. Margaret's, Westminster, said petition setting forth the great number of the poor within the said parish and the debt contracted by petitioners for relief thereof and therefore praying that they may take for the use of the poor all boards, nails, cloth and other things as shall be set up or laid in the streets within said parish at the public charge for the conveniency of her Majesty's funeral. Reference Book VII, p. 79.
Hereon the Treasury Lords declare that the said boards and other things mentioned should after the solemnity performed go to the poor of St. Margaret, Westminster.
Entry of the swearing before the Treasury Lords of the affidavit of John Loddington, junr., of London, merchant, of his entering at the Custom House 1693, May 18, of 27 sayes “containing” 297l. and 54 perpetuanos “containing” 864l. to be laden in the ship Sta. Clara, Domingo Ferera master, for the Straits, which was taken prize by the French. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 380–1.
Likewise of the entry in the Custom House of Truro port 1693, Oct. 30, in the name of Peter Hill, junr., of 25 barrels of tin to be laden in the Princesse of Tuscany, Barnabas Pissine then master, for the Straits and similarly captured: being all, the goods of this deponent and company, Englishmen, and for which all Custom etc. was duly paid and no value received [all with a view to the obtaining of Customs free export of goods to the like Customs value].
Feb. 23. Treasury warrant to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, to forthwith make new gates at the entering of Hyde Park next St. James's, the charge whereof with walling next the Lodge and about three rod of brickwork more at the other extreme will amount to 94l.: all by reason that the present gates are so very ruinous that they are almost inserviceable. The said expense is to be met out of moneys of wood sales not otherwise appropriated. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 381.
Same to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes to appoint Heneage Fetherston and Thomas Ayles, merchants, to be jointly constituted Agents for Prizes in the port of Alicante and places adjacent in the kingdom of Spain; to be rewarded according to the merit of their services without any standing salary. Ibid, p. 388.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed representation and proposal from the Duke of Ormonde concerning the setting [letting] to the King the duty of Butlerage in Ireland for five years from 1695, Lady day, at 1,600l. per an. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 477.
Feb. 24. Treasury reference to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, of the petition of John Shillingford, alias Izard, praying to be restored to his place of Yeoman Pricker to the Privy Harriers or to have his allowance of 40l. per an. continued him during life. Reference Book VII, p. 79.
Feb. 25. Money warrant for 10l. 13s. 4d. to Sir John Cotton, kt. and bart., for two years to Christmas last on his perpetuity of 5l. 6s. 8d. per an. Money Book XII, p. 451.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute Daniel Mann and John Mann as Controllers of Customs, Cardiff port, on the surrender of John Morrice. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 145.
Treasury reference to the Earl of Ranelagh of the petition of [several] the clothiers of the Army, shewing that in Dec. last the Treasury Lords promised petitioners their arrears out of the first funds [to be] granted [by Parliament] for 1695; therefore praying tallies on the funds now granted. The said Earl is hereby to certify the debts due to petitioners for clothing or necessaries furnished before 1694, Dec. 12, for the service of the Forces. Reference Book VII, p. 79.
Feb. 25 et postea. Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petitions as follow of the persons [proposed or] appointed as Receivers General of the third 4s. Aid. The said Agents are hereby to report the sufficiency of the sureties, detailed in each case, proposed by the said Receivers. Ibid, pp. 83, 84, 85. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 385–6, 387–8.
Henry Whitbread for co. Beds: reference dated Feb 25: Treasury warrant dated March 4 to the King's Remembrancer to take his securities: commission dated March 1.
Lawrence Ambrose for co. Berks: reference ut supra: warrant dated Feb. 26: commission dated Feb. 26.
Hugh Horton for co. Bucks: reference ut supra: warrant dated Feb. 26: commission dated Feb. 26.
John Mason for the county, University and town of Cambridge and Isle of Ely: reference ut supra: warrant dated March 1.
Thomas Doyley for co. Monmouth: reference ut supra: warrant dated March 1: commission dated March 1.
John Darbie for co. Dorset: reference ut supra: warrant dated March 1: commission dated March 1.
Ralp Williamson for cos. York, Durham and Northumberland; reference ut supra: warrant dated Feb. 26: commission dated Feb. 26.
Richard Cox (Cocks) for co. Gloucester and city of Gloucester: reference ut supra: warrant dated Feb. 26: commission dated Feb. 26.
Thomas Mathews for cos. Hereford, Brecon and Radnor: reference ut supra: warrant dated March 4: commission dated March 4.
Thomas Richards for co. Herts: reference ut supra: warrant dated March 1: commission dated March 1.
Gilbert Spencer, senr., esq., for co. Kent and Canterbury: reference ut supra: warrant dated March 4: commission dated March 4.
William Kent for co. Lancs: reference ut supra: warrant dated March 1: commission dated March 1.
Thomas Trueman for cos. Notts and Leicester: reference ut supra: warrant dated March 8: commission dated March 8.
William Cawthorpe and Thomas Kent for co. Lincoln: reference ut supra: warrant dated March 4: commission dated March 4.
Charles Brawn for co. Somerset: reference ut supra: warrant dated March 1: commission dated March 1.
John Newsham for co. Warwick: reference ut supra: warrant dated March 1: commission dated March 1.
Thomas Brown, esq., for co. Surrey and borough of Southwark: reference ut supra: warrant dated March 1: commission dated March 1.
Thomas Bromfeild for co. Sussex: reference ut supra: warrant dated March 8: commission dated March 8.
John Child for co. Wilts and New Sarum: reference ut supra: warrant dated March 4: commission dated March 4.
Thomas Cobb for Southampton and the Isle of Wight: reference ut supra: warrant dated March 13: commission dated March 13.
Geo. Howells for cos. Glamorgan, Carmarthen, Cardigan, Pembroke and Haverford West: reference ut supra: warrant dated March 8: commission dated March 8.
Benj. Mathews for cos. Northampton and Rutland: reference ut supra: warrant dated March 4: commission dated March 4.
George Hosier for co. Salop: reference ut supra: warrant dated March 8: commission dated March 8.
John Parran for co. Oxford: reference dated Feb. 27: a fresh petition for changing his sureties referred March 19: warrant dated March 4: commission dated March 4.
John Spateman for co. Derby: reference dated Feb. 27: warrant dated March 8: commission dated March 8. [See Bradshaw, Samuel infra.]
Morgan Whitley for cos. Chester, Flint, Denbigh, Montgomery, Carnarvon, Anglesea, Merioneth, Cardigan, Brecon and Radnor: reference ut supra: warrant dated March 8: commission dated March 8: both the warrant and the commission omit Cardigan, Brecon and Radnor, but probably only by a clerical slip.
William Love for co. Huntingdon: reference ut supra: warrant dated March 1: commission dated March 1.
John Elwill and Tho. Stawell for Devon and Exeter: reference dated Feb. 28: warrant dated March 1: commission dated March 1.
Nathaniell Rich for co. Essex: reference dated March 1: warrant dated March 8: commission dated March 8.
Sir Leonard Robinson for the cities of London and Westminster and county of Middlesex and the Inns of Court and Chancery: reference dated March 6: warrant dated March 8: commission dated March 8.
Richard Tregear for co. Cornwall: reference dated March 8: warrant dated March 13: commission dated March 13.
William Green for co. Stafford and city of Lichfield: reference ut supra: warrant dated March 15: commission dated March 13.
Robert Chaplin for co. Suffolk: reference dated March 15: warrant dated March 16: commission dated March 16.
Augustine Briggs and Leonard Blofield for Norfolk and Norwich: reference ut supra: warrant dated March 18: commission dated March 18.
Andrew Huddleston for cos. Cumberland and Westmorland: reference dated March 18: warrant dated March 20: commission dated March 20.
Samuel Bradshaw for co. Derby: reference dated March 21: warrant dated April 3: commission dated April 3. [See Spateman, John, supra.]
Nicholas Baker for co. Worcester and city of Worcester: reference dated April 1: warrant dated April 5: commission dated April 5.
Francis, Earl of Bradford [Cofferer of the Household] for the palaces of Whitehall, St. James's and the verges thereof: no petition: warrant for securities dated March 11: commission dated March 11.
Feb. 25. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners (as by a reference from the Privy Council of the 21st inst. to the Treasury) of the petition of William Wormall, master of the ship Fisher of Boston in New England, praying liberty to return thither, the owner, master and mariners thereof being all of “that country” [New England]. Reference Book VII, p. 84.
Feb. 26. Treasury warrant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay 80l. 12s. 4d. to the officers of the Pipe as follows for one year to 1694, June 24, on their several fees payable out of the Customs, viz.: 63l. 2s. 0d. to Robert, Lord Russell, Clerk of the Pipe, and to the Secondary and the sworn clerks in that Office; 5l. 15s. 0d. to John Pottenger, Comptroller of the Pipe; 11l. 15s. 4d. to John Ady and Henry Ballow, Deputy Chamberlains in the Exchequer. Money Book XII, p. 451.
Feb. 26. Treasury warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 848l. 5s. 0d. to Sir Thomas Grosvenor, bart., out of the Chelsea Hospital money in your hands as the balance of the 1,048l. 5s. 0d. agreed by indenture tripartite of the 16th inst. to be paid him and Dame Mary his wife, with William Dockwra, for the sale to the King of 2½ acres of meadow in the parish of Chelsea within the bounds of Chelsea College and 4½ acres more of ground as in said indenture: towards which price 200l. is already paid. (Memorandum in the margin: this should have been entered in the Disposition Book.) Money Book XII, p. 451b.
Money warrant for 367l. 4s. 3d. to John Ady and Henry Ballow, Deputy Chamberlains in the Exchequer, for joining tallies of loan and other service relating thereto since 1688, Nov. 5, for which they have hitherto had no fee or allowance. (Money order dated March 1 hereon.) Ibid, p. 4516. Order Book IV, p. 163.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise) 1,000l. to the Earl of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, upon account of the mourning for her Majesty. Disposition Book XII, p. 205.
Same to same to issue (out of same) 2,000l. to the Paymaster of the Works by four weekly payments from date hereof for the works preparing for her Majesty's funeral (with a marginal note of the payments of 500l. on each date of March 9, 13, 20 and 28, making said 2,000l.). Ibid.
Same (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Treasurer of the Navy to apply 40,000l. as follows out of the Bank money reserved in your hands, viz.: l. Ibid, p. 206.
for pay to the ships at the Buoy and Nore (struck through) and Chatham 10,000
the like for the ships at Portsmouth 20,000
for recalls 10,000
Same to same to pay 10,000l. to the Victualling Commissioners out of the remainder of the 10,000l. issued to you out of the Bank's loans on 300,000l. per an. of the Customs. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Burton to pay (out of moneys put into your hands for discount and other charges of loans) 229l. 14s. 5d. to Thomas Brown for 2 per cent. gratuity or reward on 30,000l. by him lent in Sept. or Oct. last on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: “being a third of what hath been paid to him for interest at 6 per cent. for the said sum as appears by the enclosed certificate [missing] of the Auditor of the Receipt.” Ibid, p. 220.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the Customs free shipment of the enclosed [schedule missing] of clothing, tents and other things to be sent to Flanders for the use of Major General La Meloniere and his Regiment. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 355.
Feb. 26. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] of the petition of Thomas Preston, esq., for a fresh lease of the manor of Furness, co. Lancs, formerly part of the estate of Sir Thomas Preston, settled to superstitious uses. Reference Book VII, p. 84.
Feb. 27. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a lease or grant to Richard, Earl Rivers, of the lordship or manor of Higham Ferrers, co. Northampton, and all the lands and appurtenances thereto and the reversion or reversions thereof except as in the particular of the premises hereto appended [missing] for the term of 99 years from the death of the Queen Dowager, concurrent with any grant thereof made by the said Queen Dowager: at the reserve rent of 40s.: to pass without fine in consideration of good and acceptable services: with power to the Trustees of the said Queen Dowager to convey etc. to the present herein grantee. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 84.
William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Treasurer of the Navy to issue (out of Bank money reserved in your hands for wages) 2,473l. 4s. 0d. to the Treasurer for the Sick and Wounded. Place the same to the head of wages. Disposition Book XII, p. 206.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to make enquiry and report as in (a) infra. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 354.
Appending: (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Kensington, Feb. 24 inst. The Admiralty Lords this day laid before the King in Council an extract of a letter from Capt. Foulis, commander of the Gloucester, concerning some abuses in the clearing of merchants' ships in the port of Bristol. The Treasury Lords are hereby to cause inquiry and report to be made concerning the said practices, what they think fit to be done for the redress thereof.
Same to the Postmasters [General]. On your report on the petition of John Woodgate, deputy postmaster of Canterbury, my Lords decide to allow him six months' time to answer the arrear due from him to the King. Ibid, p. 356.
Same to Mr. Starkey. On consideration of the matter debated yesterday before my Lords between yourself and Mr. Herbert they decided that you shall consent to try the right of Mr. Herbert's patent, for the office of Collector of Strangers' Customs, next term in a feigned action. Otherwise my Lords will give warrant to swear Mr. Herbert's trustees into the said office. Ibid.
Feb. 28. Royal warrant to the Marquess of Winchester [as Chamberlain to the late Queen] to take especial care that none of the goods of the late Queen Consort and which are or ought to be under your care or charge be removed or any ways disposed of without the King's particular direction. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 83.
The like to Lord Villiers as Master of the Horse to the said late Queen.
The like to the Countess of Derby as Groom of the Stole to the said late Queen.
Feb. 28. William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of loans on the second 300,000l per an. of Customs money) 1,693l. 6s. 6d. to the Earl of Ranelagh as in part of 7,600l. for one week's subsistence to the Forces in England to March 4 next. Disposition Book XII, p. 206.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to apply as follows the abovesaid 1,693l. 6s. 6d. and the 26,456l. 13s. 6d. remaining in your hands of the 150,000l lately issued to you out of the Bank's 300,000l. loan on the Customs: making in all 28,150l., viz.: l. Ibid, p. 207.
for one week's subsistence to the Forces in England to March 4 next 7,600
towards discharging debts in quarters; and to be on account of subsistence 1,500
for Eppinger's Dragoons in part of their arrears of pay and to enable them to buy horses and to make recruits etc. for the next campaign 3,000
for Lord Cutts for special service pursuant to the King's warrant 500
for the Earl of Macclesfield's Regiment on account of subsistence 4,650
for Monsieur Schuylenburg on account of his debt: “and makes 25,000l. issued in part” 5,000
on account of the new magazine in Flanders: “and is in part of 7,550l. 4,000
for Monsieur Steenboch's Regiment on account of subsistence to enable them to pay debts in quarters 1,500
for Baldarick Odonnell to be placed to account of subsistence (altered, to con tingencies) 400
£28,150
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Lord Mountjoy and Col. Courthope concerning the remainder of 1,300l. which was allowed for raising the Regiments for the service in Ireland, whereof 400l. only has been paid. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 356.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. My Lords have read Mr. John Taylor's proposal and your report thereon concerning the perfecting his contract made last year for importing 1,925 tons of hemp by way of commission for the service of the Navy. My Lords approve thereof and direct you to agree with him for so perfecting same in the manner proposed. Ibid.
[?] Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Isaac Teale et al., the apothecaries appointed to provide medicines for the army and hospitals, praying payment of 6,709l. 0s. 2d. due to them for medicines furnished last year and also an advance for the present year. Ibid, p. 357.