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'Entry Book: April 1695, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 967-983. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82166 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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April 1695, 1–10

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
April 1. Money warrant for 75l. to William Wekett, Keeper of the Treasurer's Chambers, for 1695, Lady day quarter, on his allowance for attendance and for disbursements for firing, candles etc. for the Treasury Office. (Money order dated April 3 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 464. Order Book IV, p. 166.
Same for 5l. to John Hurst for same quarter for extraordinary pains in carrying letters on several occasions for his Majesty's service. (Money order dated April 3 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 464. Order Book IV, p. 167.
Treasury warrant to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay 15l. to John Thorowkettle for same quarter as messenger [of the Chamber] attending the Customs. Money Book XII, p. 465.
Treasury allowance of said Thorowkettle's bill of 15l. for same quarter as messenger attending the Treasury Lords. Ibid.
Money warrant for 343l. 2s. 6d. to Thomas Felton and the executors of William Chiffinch for same quarter's fees etc. as Master of the Hawks. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay (out of the 300,000l. lately issued to you for the Forces out of Joans on the third 4s. Aid) 3,965l. 17s. 9d. to the Bank of England, which the King is pleased to allow them in consideration of their loss by supplying you with bills for 200,278l. 3s. 3d. for the service of the Army in Flanders at 10 guilders 6 stivers [per £], by which they lost 4 stivers on every £. Place same to the account of Army contingencies. Disposition Book XII, p. 225.
April 1. William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Victualling Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Robert Dorrell for 1,015l. 6s. 3d. due to him on bills drawn on you for the supply of the Tyger and Mermaid frigates at Barbados. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 366.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren. The Archbishop of Canterbury has desired on behalf of himself and the rest of the Bishops that some convenient apartment may be provided and fitted up near the House of Peers for them to robe and unrobe themselves and for other uses. You are to view some place which may be proper for the said service and report to the Treasury an estimate for fitting same up. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe an Order in Council dated 1694, Nov. 29, for permission to the Greenland Company to send out seven ships with 150 English seamen, besides landmen and foreigners. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 156.
[?] Same to same to report on the extract as in (a) infra. Ibid, p. 157.
Prefixing: Order of the King in Council, dated Kensington, March 31 last, referring to the Treasury the extract [missing] of a letter from Capt. Fonlis, commander of the ship Gloucester, dated Hungroad, 1694–5, March 22, concerning a merchant ship called the Potomache Merchant, bound for Nevis, which would have sailed notwithstanding the embargo, but was stopped by said Capt. Fonlis from proceeding.
April 1. Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of Lieut. Col. Farwell, Deputy Governor of the Tower, shewing that the King pays 40l. per an. rent for the house petitioner now lives in, which is very incommodious to his business in respect of its situation and being very far from the Guards: that there is an old house nearer the Guards and now belonging to the Chief Governor [of the Tower] which will mend his condition and save the King 40l. a year: therefore praying that said house may be viewed and repaired for him. Reference Book VII, p. 87.
Same to Charles Fox of the petition of Godfrey Webster, John Hay and William Sincler, shewing that they clothed Lord Strathnaver's and Sir James Moncreif's Regiment in 1692 and had letters of attorney to receive the offreckonings: that six months' offreckonings remain still due [to the Regiment], viz. from 1692–3, Feb. 1, to 1693, Aug. 1: therefore praying an order for the said offreckonings. Ibid, p. 88.
Establishment under the King's sign manual for the officers appointed for the Hospitals in the Low Countries during the ensuing campaign: to continue in force for 200 days and no longer (three Comptrollers, 7 guilders each daily; four clerks, 4 guilders each; four physicians, 10 guilders 10 stivers each; four chirurgeons, 7 guilders each; twenty-four chirurgeon's mates, 3 guilders 3 stivers each; three master apothecaries, one at 7 guilders, the other two at 4 guilders each; nine apothecary's mates, 3 guilders 3 stivers each; three chaplains, 5 guilders 10 stivers each; Patrick Lamb in full for keeping and maintaining three butlers with their assistants and a sufficient number of washers according to his contract: total establishment, 284 guilders 9 stivers daily). King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 135.
April 2. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 126,510l. 0s. 7d. to the Earl of Ranelagh, on the unsatisfied order in his name, for the service of the Forces: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on the 300,000l. of the Customs. The said sum is to be reserved in said Earl's hands to be applied to such uses of the war as the Treasury Lords shall particularly appoint. Disposition Book XII, p. 225.
Same to same to issue 98,800l. to same upon his order for the Forces: to be issued out of loans to be made by the Bank of England on the 300,000l. per an. credit of the Customs. This sum is intended to be paid over to said Bank for 373,417⅓ pieces of Eight which they have undertaken to pay at Leghorn, Genoa or Turin; to wit 96,000l. worth thereof for a year's subsidy to the Duke of Savoy to be reckoned from Oct. 10 last and the remaining 2,800l. towards the exchange thereof at the rate of 63½d. for every piece of Eight. Ibid.
[Same] to the Paymaster of the Works to pay to John Webb on his bills for keeping the fowl in St. James's Park to Oct. 31 last the 56l. 13s. 6d. directed to you ut supra, p. 923. Ibid, p. 226.
Same (in the absence of Henry Guy) to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Rawlins concerning the 108l. 6s. 6d. due to him which was deducted from the pay of the Army in Ireland. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 367.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Whitehurst concerning the clothing of two New York Companies in 1692. Ibid.
April 3. Treasury allowance of the salary bill, detailed, of the Stamped Vellum Office for 1695, Lady day quarter (total not stated). Money Book XII, p. 466.
Money warrant for 2,000l. for said quarter's salaries to the Treasury Lords (Sidney, Lord Godolphin, Sir Stephen Fox, kt., Charles Montague, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir William Trumbull, kt., and Jo[h]n Smith). Ibid, p. 467.
Same for 112l. 10s. 0d. to John, Phillip and Joseph Rotiers for same quarter on their annuity. Ibid.
Treasury warrant dormant to William Roberts, Receiver of the Revenues of the Honor and Castle of Windsor, to pay (out of moneys in your hands for the service of the Works at Windsor) 50l. to Sir Fleetwood Shepherd, kt., Keeper of the House Park at Windsor, for one year to Lady day last on the yearly sum of 50l. which for some time past has been allowed for doing all necessary repairs etc. in and about the said park: and to pay same in future on the certificate of the Surveyor General of the Works that said repairs etc. are well and sufficiently performed. Ibid.
April 3. Money warrant for 100l. to Mris. Elizabeth Ellyott for half a year to 1693, Christmas, on her annuity or fee as keeper of his Majesty's house and wardrobe at Newmarket. Money Book XII, p. 468.
Same for 60l. to Mris. Ann Golding: 20l. thereof to complete 1692, Christmas quarter, and 40l. in part of 1693, June 24 half year, on her pension of 120l. per an. Ibid.
Same for 36l. 10s. 0d. to John Smith, one of the Pages of the Bedchamber, for one year to 1694–5, Feb. 28, to the Pages of the Bedchamber for their charges for washing of sheets not only for themselves, but for the Gentlemen and Grooms of the Bedchamber, and carrying the said sheets from place to place as his Majesty hath occasion from time to time to remove his royal person. (Money order dated April 6 hereon.) Ibid, p. 468. Order Book IV, p. 170.
Same for 200l. to Phil. Madox without account: to be distributed among the under clerks of the Council (himself being one) as reward for their pains and expenses in writing minutes of letters and orders to the Lords Lieutenants etc., the Treasury, Navy etc. (Money order dated April 6 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 470. Order Book IV, p. 171.
Same for 2,500l. to Henry, Seigneur D'Auverquer, Master of the Horse to the King; as imprest for providing horses and geldings for his Majesty's service for the year commencing 1694, Sept. 29. (Money order dated April 6 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 470. Order Book IV, p. 171.
Same for 5,876l. 7s. 6d. to same, without account: for such uses and services relating to his Majesty's Stables as in the privy seal of 1689, Aug. 22: to be as for the year 1693–4, Jan. 1, to 1694–5, Jan. 1. (Money order dated April 6 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 470. Order Book IV, p. 170.
Money order for 10l. to John Lowe, gent., one of the Deputy Chamberlains of the Receipt, for 1695, Lady day quarter, on his allowance of 40l. per an. for locking up etc. the treasure in the Receipt: pursuant to Treasurer Rochester's order of 1686, Oct. 28. Order Book IV, p. 167.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to William Wardour for same quarter's allowance of 50l. per an. for same. Ibid.
Same (by debentures) for 35l. to the clerks and ministers of the Receipt for one year ended 1695, Lady day, for special reward, viz. John How, 71.; Peter Le Neve, 7l.; John Taylour, 5l.; George Bryers, 5l.; being said clerks and ministers, for their labour in vacation time in computing tallies etc.; and 6l. to Peter White (clerk to William Wardour, Clerk of the Pells) for similar attendance concerning the pells of issue; and 5l. to John Packer, usher, for similar attendance. Ibid, p. 168.
April 3. William Lowndes to Mr. Burton to pay (out of money in your hands for the discount etc. of loans) 120l. to Thomas Browne for 2 per cent. discount or reward for gratuity] on 6,000l. by him lent March 29 last on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XII, p. 226.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe an Order in Council of March 28 last permitting the merchants trading to Newfoundland to send out eight ships on that trade. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 156.
Treasury warrant to Phill. Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, to raise 30l. in money and 10 ton of timber out of decayed timber in New Forest for Phillip Newman, repairer of the bridges and passages in said forest, viz. to make a serviceable bridge and causeway in Ashley Walk over the bog to Godshell Wood, to make a bridge by Denny Lodge, a foot bridge over Aven water, mending the causeway near said lodge, repairs about Caverly Bridge, the causeway by the Slethwood, locking the bridge to Baitly and mending the causeway at Holmhill. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 393–5.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, returning papers [all missing], viz. your letter of the 12th Oct. last with the several petitions of Col. John Forward and John Kirwan and the reports from the Solicitor General, Ireland, thereon, which we have laid before the King. You represent Forward as a very deserving man and Kirwan's case as very compassionate. The King desires you to give a more positive opinion what may be fit for him to do therein. (In the margin: only the two reports were enclosed and the Lords Justices' representation. The several petitions being mislaid are not to be found.) Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 487.
April 4. William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 7,091l. 3s. 5d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Forces; 1,400l. thereof out of fines for Hackney coaches and 5,691l. 3s. 5d. thereof out of loans made or to be made at the Exchequer on the 300,000l. per an. of the Customs. Disposition Book XII, p. 226.
Also to issue 20,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy out of the loans in the Exchequer on the third 4s. Aid: same to be applied to the Victuallers.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to apply as follows the 56,497l. 4s. 3d. remaining in your hands of loans on the third 4s. Aid, together with the above 7,091l. 3s. 5d.: makine 63,588l. 7s. 8d. in all. viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, p. 227.
Out of loans in your hands.
in part of 99,274l. 18s. 0d. for the month's subsistence [of the Forces] in Flanders from March 25 last to April 22 inst. 30,000 0 0
towards clearing the arrears of subsistence to the Forces in England to Jan. 14 last 5,000 0 0
to Dr. Richard Willis for his pay-as Chaplain to the Forces at 10s. a day to 1694, Oct. 31 89 0 0
to Monsieur du Turene and Depuys 48l. 2s. 0d. each on account of pay of the officers of the French Regiment of Horse and three Regiments of Foot 96 4 0
to Solomon de Medina in full of 20,000l. drawn by Mr. Hill on account of the arrear to Machado and Pereira for the year 1693 4,500 0 0
to Penelope Hastings, widow of Capt. Geo. Hastings, late of Col. Colt's Regiment, for arrears of his pay from 1692, Sept. 1, to 1693, June 1 53 3 8
to Monsieur Schuylenburg in further part of his debt: “and makes 50.000l. issued in part” 5,000 0 0
to the General Officers in further part of their clearings; “and makes 15,000l. issued in part” 5,000 0 0
for the Regiment of Steenboch on account of pay 800 0 0
for the pay of several engineers 550 0 0
for Lieut. Col. Collier on account of arrears of pay 150 0 0
on account of forage 2,000 0 0
on account of contingencies 2,400 0 0
in part of 7,600l. for a week's subsistence [to the Forces] in England, to end the 8th inst. 858 16 7
Out of rents of Hackney coaches.
in further part of the said 7,600l. 1,400 0 0
Out of loans made or to be made on the 300,000l. per an. for the Customs.
to complete the said 7,600l 5,341 3 5
for recruits for the Scotch Forces 350 0 0
[£63,588 7 8]
April 4. William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to Mr. Blathwait to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces lately in Ireland to pay 550l. to Visct. Charlemont to complete the 650l. which was to be paid him here [in England] on account of levy money for the Regiment of Foot he has raised for service in Ireland. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 367.
April 5. Treasury allowance of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Stamped Vellum Office for 1695, Lady day quarter (total, 2,323l. 12s.d.). Money Book XII, p. 469.
Money warrant for 20,000l. to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, in part of 50,000l. as by the privy seal of March 30 last, supra, p. 950: as imprest for the service of his Office. (Money order dated April 6 hereon.) Ibid, p. 471. Order Book IV, p. 169.
Same for 2,000l. to William, Earl of Portland, for one year to 1694, Christmas, on his annuity as Groom of the Stole and First Gentleman of the Bedchamber. Money Book XII, p. 471. Order Book IV, p. 169.
1,000l. each to the Duke of Ormonde, Earl of Essex, Earl of Selkirk, Earl of Scarborough and Lord Lexinton for same time as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber.
(Money orders dated April 6 hereon.)
April 5. Money warrant for 500l. each to John Sayers, Adrian Van Borselen, Thomas Windesor, George Cholmondeley, Joost Keppel, James Stanley, Emanuell Scroop How and Hatton Compton, esqrs., for one year to 1694, Christmas, on their annuity as Grooms of the Bedchamber. (Money order dated April 6 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 472. Order Book IV, p. 169.
Treasury warrant to Mr. Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay 100l. to the Mayor etc. of Berwick on Tweed for one year to 1695, Lady day, on the annuity for the repair etc. of the bridge over the Tweed. Money Book XII, p. 472.
Money warrant for 260l. to Charles Dormer, esq., 20l. thereof to complete 120l. to 1692, Christmas, and 240l. thereof for two years to 1694, Christmas, on his annuity. (Money order dated April 6 hereon.) Ibid, p. 473. Order Book IV, p. 170.
Same for 300l. to the Agents for Taxes (Bartholomew Fillingham, Thomas Hall and Edmund Woodruff) for half a year to Christmas last on their allowance. (Money order dated April 6 hereon.) Money Book XII, pp. 473, 474. Order Book IV, pp. 174, 175.
100l. to Phillip Ryley, esq., for same time on his same as one of the Agents for Taxes. (Money order dated April 8 hereon.)
85l. 5s. 3d. to William Burton, 30l. thereof for same time on his salary as clerk to the Agents for Taxes; 10l. thereof for the messenger attending their Office for same time and 45l. 8s. 3d. thereof for the charge of packets, post letters and duplicates [of assessment rolls] weekly sent to the said Office and for fire, candle and other incidents for one year to Jan. 1 last.
Same for 75l. to Peter Guenon Beaubuisson, Gentleman of the Bows, for three quarters to 1694, Christmas, on his allowance for keeping the private armoury: and 43l. 13s. 9d. to same for same time on his allowance as Gentleman of the Bows. (Money order dated May 4 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 475. Order Book IV, p. 185.
Same for 25l. to Nahum Tate for 1695, Lady day quarter, on his fee as Poet Laureat. Money Book XII, p. 476.
Same for 150l to Thomas Rymer for three quarters to 1695, Lady day, on his salary or allowance as Historiographer Royal. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Rudolph Kein, esq., for 1695, Lady day quarter, on his salary as Closet Keeper to the King. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to George Oxenden, Dr. of Laws, for half a year to 1695, Lady day, on his salary as Judge Official and Commissary of the Court of Admiralty of the Cinque Ports. Ibid, p. 483,
April 5. William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to Edward, Lord Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, to apply as follows the 7,532l. lately directed to be issued to you for the service of your Office, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XII, p. 228.
to pay three quarters to the Officers and Yeomen of the Guard, Yeomen Ushers and others usually paid with them, viz. for 1693, Michaelmas, to 1694, Michaelmas 5,127 10 0
to the Master of the Buckhounds for half a year to Christmas last 1,170 10 0
to Mr. Beaubuisson on his bills payable in the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber 105 0 0
and that the residue of the 7,532l. be reserved for the servants who are or shall be appointed to attend the King the next campaign.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows Ibid. out of the Letter Office money in the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid.
to Mr. Rymer, Historiographer Royal 50 0 0
to Mr. Tate 25 0 0
to the Master of Southwell School 25 0 0
to the Provost and Fellows of Eton College 115 10 0
to the under clerks of the [Privy] Council 200 0 0
to the Pages of the Bedchamber 36 0 0
to Mr. Kein 50 0 0
to the Earl of Sussex 600 0 0
to Mr. Guy for secret service, 305l. and 1,500l 1,805 0 0
£3,006 10 0
Same to Mr. Lilly [Receiver of the Post Office] to forthwith bring into the Exchequer the 3,065l. 9s. 8d. remaining in your hands for the balance of your account to Lady day last, as appears by your [weekly] certificate dated the 1st inst. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Bartholomew Burton to pay (out of moneys in your hands for discounts, rewards etc. on loans) 40l. to Sir Samuell Dashwood for 2 per cent. discount on 2,000l. by him lent April 3 inst. on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid, p. 229.
220l. to the Duke of Bolton for same on 11,000l. similarly lent March 30 last.
370l. to Sir Stephen Evance for same on 4,500l. similarly lent Feb. 21 last; 3,000l. lent on March 16 last; 4,000l. and 4,000l. on March 28; and 3,000l. on April 1.
Same to Edward, Lord Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay 13l. 13s. 0d. to Richard Champion, one of the Keepers of the Privy Gallery in Whitehall, remaining due to him for a quarter's salary to 1688, June 24, to make him [paid up] equal with Mr. Pawlett, the other Gallery Keeper. Ibid, p. 230;
April 5. William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to Mr. Blathwayt to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces lately in Ireland to pay 3,580l. 9s. 11½d. to the Commissioners of Transportation to answer several bills of exchange drawn upon the Treasurer of the Navy by Col. Codrington and Col. Kendall for hire of ships in the West Indies in the late expedition to Martinico. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 367.
Same to Auditor Phillips (in pursuance of the King's pleasure declared to the Treasury Lords) for an account of all the manors, messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments belonging to the Crown which are in lease for lives or years or out of lease, and in charge before you. (The like letter to Auditors Shales, Parsons, Jos. Seymour, Aldworth, Stephens, the Auditor of Wales and the Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall.) Ibid, p. 368.
Same to the Attorney General, enclosing petitions [missing] of Seale Peast and Hubert Vinkesteyn and the Customs Commissioners' report [missing] thereon touching the payment of bounty money due to them on corn exported from Lynn. Please report whether the Customs of goods to be imported by the said petitioners at Lynn may be applied to pay their bounty debentures with preference to other debentures owing in that port. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] on behalf of Sir Richard Atkins for payment of 500l. to complete the levy money for raising his Regiment in England; my Lords intending that he should be paid as far as the other Regiments mentioned in the said memorial. Ibid.
Same to the Contractors for Farthings, enclosing the petition [missing] of Ann Stoakes and others, complaining about your proceedings with them about the exchange of their tin farthings. Send my Lords your answer thereto. Ibid, p. 369.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Louisa de la Gruelle, sister to the late Brigadier du Cambon, and sole executrix of his will, praying payment of 733l. 15s. 0d. due to her said brother for his service in Ireland. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to readmit Nathaniell Ives to his place as one of the watermen attending the Surveyor of the Navigation Act, he having been detained, when on leave, by bad weather and sickness, so that he could not come in time to take the oath directed by the late [Act of 6 and 7 Wm. III, c. 1, for the] grant of the duty of Tunnage and Poundage. Out Letters (Customs XIII, pp. 157, 158.
Walter Duffeild as landwaiter at Bristol loco Samuell Lubbock, who is willing to quit.
New deputations to the following officers at Bristol not formerly inserted in the general list presented to the Treasury 1690, Dec. 5 [supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IX, p. 921], who are continued on the establishment, but have not obtained new deputations since the King's accession, viz.; William Lansdowne, clerk to the cheque and to keep an account of the proceedings of the port; John Yates, landwaiter; Edward Sawyer, landearriageman; Richard Hanvile, Edward Hazard, Thomas Morgan, George Ellis, Ely Stiles, John Baker, tidesmen; Charles Rumsey, John Turke, weighers; Francis Price, waiter and searcher at St. Austin Back; Charles Jones, waiter and searcher at Lime Kilns; Thomas Playle, boatman at the Pill; John Whittell, surveyor, waiter and searcher at Beachley.
April 5. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Sir Christopher Wren a chest containing 600 tiles painted according to a pattern sent to Holland by the late Queen's directions, to supply such as were fallen from the borders (“Boarders”) under the hangings in the Palace at Greenwich; the same being now arrived in the river. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 160.
Affidavit before the Treasury Lords by Richard Starkey of London, merchant, of his shipping in London port in the name of himself and several others of goods as follows, viz.: coals, 1683, Sept, 27, in the name of Thomas Webb; wrought iron, 1683, Oct. 10, in the name of Jno. Gerard; wheat meal, wrought leather, pewter, apothecaries' ware, beer, 35 dozen of Castors and Beavers [hats], 39 dozen of felt hats etc. on 2 Oct., 1683, in his own name; beer on 30 Sept., 1683, in the name of Noah Overing; gold and silver lace, 3 Oct., 1683, in his own name; all in the ship Exchange, Thomas Albyn, master, for Ireland, and likewise haberdashery etc. on the 22 Sept., 1683, in his own name, and serges on the 9 Oct., 1683, in the name of said Gerard, in the Thomas and Ruth, Thomas Scroop, master, for Ireland: of which ships the Exchange was sunk in her voyage and the Thomas and Ruth was taken by the French and her lading made prize [wherefore petitioner prays licence for fresh free export to the like Customs amount]. Ibid, pp. 160–2.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sir William Gore for leave to amend a wrong entry (made by mistake of his servant) of four bundles of beaver skins, each containing 60 skins. Reference Book VII, p. 88
[?] Same to same of the petition of John Meadows for a surveyor's place in the Customs; being recommended by the Marquess of Carmarthen. Ibid.
April 5. Same to the Prizes Commissioners of the petition of Peter Gaillardett, praying to be paid a third part of the value of the ships and vessels which have been condemned in the Admiralty Court here upon the discovery of him and his partner according to agreement with Sir Paul Rycaut, who employed him therein; or for some other recompence: said petition being referred to the Treasury from the Privy Council March 14 last. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Nathaniell Williams for restoration to his place as an officer of the Excise in North Wales, having been dismissed in the late reign without cause. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Joan Harrison, widow, for her son John Harrison's restoration as landwaiter at Exeter, he having been removed “without hearing him to any accusation.” Ibid.
April 5. Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular and ratal of the lighthouses ut supra, p. 952, in order to an extension of lease thereof to Ralph Grey, to make up to 60 years the term now in being to Sir Edward Turner: at 20l. per an. rent for the new term and a fine of 750l. only and in consideration of said Grey's good services. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 396–7.
Prefixing: report by S. Travers, Surveyor General, on said Grey's petition for same. Charles II in 1661, Oct. 15, granted to Sir Edward Turner, kt., licence and power to erect and maintain certain lighthouses in Wintertonness in Norfolk and Orfordness in Suffolk for the benefit of navigation on that coast, with all privileges and profits thereto belonging and 1d. per ton of every ship or vessel that should pass there: the grant to be at 20l. per an. rent and for 60 years if a grant made to Gerard Gore 1637, April 13, for 50 years were then void, or otherwise for 33 years from the termination thereof: the rent to be paid from date of such voidance or termination. The first payment of rent in said Turner's name was for 1½ years ending 1688, Sept. 29, and the payment has continued ever since, “by which it seems to me that the grant to Gore, which expired 1687, April 13, was allowed to be good.” Turner's term has therefore only 25 years to run. “I have no account of the profits of these lighthouses in my office, nor do I find any proceedings there towards passing the last grant; but I have enquired into the value thereof and am very credibly informed that the same yields communibus annis 1,200l. a year above all charges and deductions”; at which rate I value the desired reversion at 3,000l.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords, on the petition of Elizabeth, Countess of Clancarty, concerning her legal demands for 6,280l. and 5,700l. [see supra, pp. 280–1], which [on her previous petition] the King directed should by patent be payable out of her son's estate except for Sir — Trevor's 1,800l. part; but the Lords Justices did not proceed on the said royal direction because same had not been referred to them: whereupon it was so referred and examination was taken upon oath of Morltagh Dowling and other witnesses that said debts and demands are justly due to petitioner, but nevertheless Sir Cyril Witch and Mr. Duncomb, two of the Lords Justices, Ireland, reported 1694, May 22, proposing to delay her satisfaction and meantime the profits of the estates have been received by another person and applied to other debts and incumbrances and the estate is now offered to be let at 800l. per an., though of a far better value. Ibid, pp. 401–8.
Hereupon the Treasury Lords report that petitioner's husband died suddenly of an apoplexy in Nov., 1676; she prosecuted her writ of dower in 1682 and recovered the third part of his estate and has a judgment at law for 6,280l. damagesand hoped to be permitted not only to receive said debt but also to raise portions for her four daughters, who are Protestants, and two of them unmarried, but has of late been greatly threatened by Col. Hastings and others on the pretence of the outlawry of her son, the Earl of Clancarty. She therefore petitioned for a custodiam of the estate, which petition was referred 1691–2, March 21, to Sir John Temple, Attorney General of Ireland, who reported, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IX, p. 1634, which report was referred to the Treasury Lords 1692, May 10, who reported thereon 1692, Oct. 14, ut ibid.: upon reading which report the Queen 1693, July 11, directed a grant ut ibid., Vol. X, pp. 280–1: whereupon the Lords Justices, Ireland, referred the Queen's letter to the Solicitor General of Ireland, who reported thereon that there was no mention of any examination of the particulars of the Countess's claims and that he had directed her agent to submit proof of her receipts out of the estate, as it was believed she had received enough thereout to satisfy her claims, having been in possession of the whole for the same time for which she recovered the damages and until 1688, when she went out of Ireland, if not till 1690, when the present Earl came of age, and that the usual method with petitions relating to Irish matters was for the Treasury to refer same to the Lords Justices or Chief Governor for report: whereupon the Lords Justices reported 1692, May 22, desiring an account of the profits of the estate for the “12 or 14 years” during which she was in possession.
April 6. Money order for 5l. to William Parkes for 1695, Lady day quarter's attendance at the gate of the Receipt. Order Book IV, p. 174
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 22,500l. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance on the unsatisfied order in his name; 15,000l. thereof for sea service of the Office of Ordnance out of loans to be made by said Treasurer on credit of the third 4s. Aid and the remaining 7,500l, for land service out of loans to be made by him on credit of the 300,000l. per an. of the Customs. The total, 22,500l., is to be applied to the satisfaction of the East India Company for 500 tons of saltpetre at 45s. per hundredweight to be delivered “pursuant to their charter.” Disposition Book XII, p. 229.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Parker, master of the John's Adventure, 150 tons, praying leave for her to return to New England; same being referred from the Privy Council the 4th inst. to ascertain if the mariners be natives of New England or how long they have been inhabitants there. Reference Book VII, p. 89.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of James, Duke of Ormonde, for a grant of the [Crown's] reversion of Kempsfeild, Bunche's Close and Brown's Close, part of the bailiwick of Westminster, in which there is a term of 40 years to run at 3l. 6s. 8d. per an. rent. Ibid.
April 7. Entry of the swearing of an affidavit by Reginald Heber of London, merchant, of the entry in Sunderland port 1694, June 5, of coals and hosiery, detailed, in the name of James Cook in the ship Tunning of Tunning [Tonningen], Simon Simonson master, for Tunning, which in her voyage thither was sunk and perished [all with a view to an allowance of free export of other goods to a like Customs value]. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 167.
April 7. The like of an affidavit by Samuel Moyer of the entry in London port of 36 long cloths in the ship Aleppo Factor and other long cloths and 18 Spanish cloths in the ship George; which ships were cast away [all with a view etc. as above]. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 167.
The like of an affidavit by Fra. March of the entry in London port of 18 long cloths in the said ship George [all with a view etc. as above]. Ibid.
Affidavit by Samuell Pitts of London, merchant, of his shipment in London port 1693, April 27, in the name of Godfrey Webster of double bayes, worsted hose, perpetuanos etc. in the Sanata Clara, Domingo Ferrara master, for the Straits, which in her voyage was taken by the French and all her goods made prize [all with a view etc. as above]. Ibid, p. 172.
April 8. Treasury warrant to Mr. Neale, Master and Worker of the Mint, to pay (out of Coinage Duty money) 60l. to Roger Kenyon, esq., deputy to Benj. Overton, Warden of the Mint, 40l. thereof for his expenses in prosecuting several persons for clipping and 20l. for his care therein. Money Book XII, p. 477.
Same to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay John Taylour 37l. 10s. 0d. for 1695, Lady day quarter's service in making an account of the Customs etc. Ibid, p. 482.
Dormant same to same to pay Job Dowle, gent., the salary of 8l. 13s. 4d. per an. as searcher of Gloucester port. Ibid, p. 478.
William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to pay 75l. to John Norris as follows. Disposition Book XII, p. 230.
Appending: warrant dated 1690, May 14, from the Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain, to the Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay said Norris 75l. for two pictures of their Majesties at length, which were provided by him for their Majesties' service and given to Sir William Trumbull [then] Ambassador in ordinary to the Grand Seignior at Constantinople.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,000l. to pay the Treasury Lords out of moneys that are or shall be paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Knight for the Four and a Half per cent. Duties. Ibid, p. 231.
Same to same to issue 5,369l. 4s.d. to the Treasurer of the Navy on the unsatisfied order in his name: to be issued out of loans in the Exchequer on the third 4s. Aid: and to be applied to the Victuallers to satisfy bills of exchange for provisions furnished to the men of war at Jamaica and payable to Sir William Scawen and Gilbert Heathcote et al. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. In accordance with your report on the petition of Mary Bedford, widow of Capt. Edward Bedford, late of the Earl of Essex's Regiment of Dragoons, you are to pay her the 17l. 13s. 6s. due to him at his death. Insert same in your next [weekly] memorial for money. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 369.
April 8. Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute James Varey and James Mainwareing to be Controllers of Customs in Chester port locis said Varey and John Taylour. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 163.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to appoint John Wakefeild (an extraordinary watchman, London port) as a watchman in fee there loco Henry Allibone, deceased. Ibid, p. 165.
Tho. Trumbull as a same ibid. loco Nicholas Blaky, dismissed.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of premises as below in order to a new lease thereof to Thomas Preston, esq., to make up his term therein 31 years and at a fine of 300l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 396–401.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on said Preston's petition for same. In 1678 Preston petitioned for lands in Furness, co. Lancs, belonging to Sir Tho. Preston as settled to superstitious uses. After a trial at bar and two hearings in the Exchequer Chamber the premises were 1682, May 30, declared forfeit to the Crown. In 1683, June 28, petitioner was granted a seven years' lease at 400l. per an. rent. James II granted 1687, June 3, the premises and said rent to Francis Plowden: which grant was (by inquisition taken at Lancaster 1689, Sept. 2) found to be in trust for superstitious uses and was vacated in Michaelmas term, 1689, in Chancery. In 1689, June 7, petitioner obtained a fresh lease at 200l. per an. rent, which rent by privy seal is now appropriated to four itinerant preachers in co. Lancs. The premises comprise the scite of the late monastery of Furness etc., and petitioner values them at 600l. per an. By Mr. Graham's and Barton's report dated 1682, June 23, they are valued at 577l. 15s. 4d. per an. clear of the fee farm rent of 190l. 13s. 4d. There is a good old seat and a park walled in, well stocked with deer. “Neither do I find that the iron mills are likely to be brought to any considerable value again, it being alleged that the ore is near if not altogether wrought out.” I rate the desired renewal at 1,000l.
[?] The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the petition of William, Visct. Mountjoy, for a custodiam of forfeited lands in Ireland as follows, viz.: Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 487.
1,795 acres in Connello Barony, co. Limerick; value 120l. [per an.].
1,394 acres in the Barony of Coshma, co. Limerick; value 100l. [per an.].
440 acres in the Barony of Inchiquin, co. Clare, being the estate of Thady Quin; value 80l. [per an.].
700 acres in the Barony of Iverk, co. Kilkenny, being the estate of John Neale; value 90l. [per an.].
1,998 acres in the Barony of Connello, co. Limerick, being the estate of Sir Jno. Fitz gerald; value (60l. [per an.].
1,900 acres of Smallcounty Barony; value 80l. [per an.].
940 acres of the Queen's County part of the estate of Sir P. Trant; value 180l. per an.
total, 9,167 acres; value 710l. [per an.].
April 8. The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Walter Blake relating to the forfeited bonds of his father-in-law, Mr. Kirwan. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 487.
April 9. Treasury allowance of the 1695, Lady day quarter's salary bill, detailed, of the Excise Office: total, 5,434l. 5s. 8d. Money Book XII., pp. 478 -81.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to direct payment of same quarter's salary bill of the Customs officers in the outports: total, 5,457l. 5s. 0d. established salaries and 563l. 5s. 0d. additional salaries, or 6,020l. 10s. 0d. in all. Ibid, p. 481.
Same to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay same quarter's salary bill of the Customs, London port: total, 5,096l. 17s. 0d. for established salaries and 121l. 5s. 0d. for additional salaries, or 5,218l. 2s. 6d. in all. Ibid, p. 482.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 260l. to Mr. Dormer out of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XII, p. 231.
Same (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Secretaries to the Admiralty, enclosing an estimate, infra, delivered to my Lords by Mr. Blathwayte, of the pay of the Regiments lately embarked for Cadiz. Please lay same before the Admiralty Lords for transmission to Admiral Russell for his better guidance as to supplying the said Regiments with subsistence. Out Letters (General) XIV, pp. 369–70.
Appending: said estimate.
One Regiment: Field and staff officers (Colonel as Colonel and for three servants, 14s.; Lieut. Col. as such, 7s.; Major as such, 5s.; Chaplain, 6s. 8d.; Adjutant, 4s.; Quartermaster and one servant, 4s. 8d.; Chirurgeon, 4s., and his mate, 2s. 6d.), 2l. 7s. 6d. a day or 872l. 19s. 2d. established pay per an.: and 8l. 12s. 1d. weekly on shore and 8l. 12s. 1d. subsistence weekly on shipboard in proportions, detailed.
Twelve Companies: each of Capt., 8s.; Lieutenant, 4s.; Ensign, 3s. 7d.; three Serjeants, 1s. 6d. each; three corporals, 1s. each; two drummers, 1s. each; 55 privates, 8d. each: in all for each Company, 3l. 1s. 2d. a day or 1,116l. 5s. 10d. per an. and 14l. 5s. 6d. weekly on shore and 6l. 1s. 0d. [weekly] subsistence on shipboard: total for the 12 Companies, 36l. 14s. 0d. a day or 13,395l. 10s. 0d. per an. and 157l. 0s. 6d. weekly on shore and 66l. 11s. 0d. [weekly subsistence] on shipboard.
One Company of Grenadiers of two Lieuts., 4s. each; three Serjeants, 1s. 6d. each; three corporals, 1s. 6d. each; two drummers, 1s. 6d. each; 55 private soldiers, 8d. each: total, 3l. 2s. 6d. a day or 1,134l. 10s. 10d. per an. and 14l. 9s. 0d. weekly on shore and 6l. 4s. 6d. weekly on shipboard: total for each of the four Regiments, 42l. 4s. 0d a day or 15,403l. per an. established pay, and 194l. 7s. 1d. [subsistence weekly] on shore and 86l. 18s. 7d. weekly on shipboard.
Full total for the four Regiments, 168l. 16s. 0d. a day or 61,612l. per an. pay; and 777l. 8s. 4d. [subsistence] weekly on shore and 349l. 14s. 4d. [subsistence weekly] on shipboard.
April 9. William Lowndes to Lord Villers to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the late Queen's footmen, praying an allowance for lodging money during her residence at Kensington and Holland House, the same having been allowed to other her servants. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 370.
Affidavit by Edmund Farrington of London, merchant [with a view to an allowance of Customs free export, ut supra, p. 924], of the entry in London port 1692, Dec. 20 and 30, in his name of 65 long cloths in the Rebecca, William Morris master, for Constantinople, which ship was cast away in her voyage thither. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 163–4.
The like by same of the entry ibid. of 135 long cloths in the Loyalty and 175 long cloths in the Aleppo Factor, whereof respectively 15 and 165 such cloths perished.
The like by Samuell Dashwood of the entry ibid. of 189 long cloths on the Loyalty, part whereof viz. 110 ditto were put on the Lumley Castle, which was cast away, and 24 others thereof on the Aleppo Factor, and likewise of 180 and 216 like cloths on the George, which said ships were cast away; and likewise of 45 like cloths in the Chaudois, which afterwards by endorsement of the cocquet were put on the Italian Merchant, whereof 13 perished in the sea.
The like by Gabriell Roberts of the entry ibid. of 90 long cloths on the George and 95 ditto on the Loyalty, which goods perished in the sea.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Lieut. James Mallory, praying the King's part of [the forfeiture of] such goods as “they” shall discover to be forfeited to the King on account of persons trading to France: same being referred to the Treasury Lords by Order in Council, April 7 inst. Reference Book VII, p. 89.
Same to Mr. Riley of the Duke of Bolton's estimate of timber necessary to repair the Ducoy in New Forest, being 38 load. Ibid, p. 91.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer for a particular of the fee farm rent of 500l. per an. issuing out of the manor of Bradbury and Hilton, co. Durham (which will take effect after the death of the Queen Dowager), found by inquisition March 30 last: all in order to a grant thereof to Hester, Marchioness of Governett. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 384.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the park and demesnes of the manor of Berkhampstead in order to an extension of lease thereof to Mrs. Sayer for 11 years from 1715, at the former rent of 33l. 14s. 9d. per an. and fine of 400l. Ibid, pp. 409–10.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on said Mrs. Sayer's petition for same. The premises were granted soon after the Restoration to the late Earl of Portland, whose title John Sayer, petitioner's late husband, purchased and obtained a new lease in 1676 at the old rent of 53l. 14s. 9d. Petitioner obtained a renewal in 1684 on a fine of 400l. I value the desired further term at 600l. under the said former rent. The stewardship of the manor has been constantly granted to the lessee.
April 9. Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, for an allowance of 3s. 6d. a day to Maurice Laprimodes as a Reformed Captain of Foot on the Military Establishment of Ireland as from 1695, April 1: to be inserted in the Military List of the French Pension Officers. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 5–6.
April 10. Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for installing the First Fruits of James Gardner, D.D., Bishop of Lincoln; same to be payable by 207l. 1s. 2d. on 1696, April I; 207l. 1s. 2d. on 1697, April 1, and 414l. 2s.d. on 1698, April 1. King's Warrant Book XVIII, pp. 109–110.
Same to same for a same for registering 23 tickets, detailed, of 10l. per an. each, one with 20l. per an., one with 25l. per an. and one with 50l. per an., of the Million Lottery [as by 5 Wm. and Mary, c. 7] which were not claimed by the owners before the delivery of the Register book and its duplicate into the Exchequer and the Transfer Office respectively. The names and abode of said owners are hereby to be inserted in said two books and payments thereon are to be made in usual course. Ibid, pp. 111–12.
Royal sign manual for 200l. each to the Commissioners for the Million Lottery [5 Wm. and Mary, c. 7], viz.: Phillip Bertie, Sir John Houblon, Sir Thomas Cook, Sir Jo[h]n Morden, Sir Peter Paravicini, Sir William Gore, Sir Tho. Lane, Sir Charles Cotterel, junr., kts., Alvarez de Costa, Thomas Neale, Christopher Montague, John Pultney, William Lowndes, Dalby Thomas, Henry Ashurst, son of Sir Henry Ashurst, bart., Frederick Herne, Peter Hume, Nicho. Fenn, John Isham, Richard Trevor, John Thrale and Solomon de Medina, as consideration for their services therein: total, 4,400l. (Money warrant dated April 12 hereon.) (Money order dated April 16 hereon.) Ibid, p. 121. Order Book IV, p. 172.
William Lowndes [to the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue 2,400l. to the Treasurer of the Navy out of loans on the third 4s. Aid; 1,600l. thereof for the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded, to be placed to the head of wages and 800l. for same, to be placed to the head of Victualling. (Same to Mr. Twitty. “If another letter for this sum, which is lost or mislaid, comes to your hands, I desire it may be cancelled.” Disposition Book XII, p. 230.