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April 1695, 11-20

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'Entry Book: April 1695, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 983-1000. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82167 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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April 1695, 11–20

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
April 11. Royal sign manual for 20,000l. to William, Earl of Portland, Keeper of the Privy Purse: for the service of the Privy Purse. (Money warrant dated April 18 hereon.) (Money order dated April 19 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 113. Money Book XII, p. 484. Order Book IV, p. 173.
April 11. Royal sign manual for 200l. to John Wallis, D.D., as royal bounty and in consideration of his service in deciphering of letters. (Money warrant dated April 12 hereon.) (Money order dated April 12 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 113. Order Book IV, p. 173.
Same for 600l. to Thomas, Earl of Sussex, as royal bounty: in consideration of the great debt owing him from the Crown. (Money warrant dated April 12 hereon.) (Money order dated April 16 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 113. Order Book IV, p. 173.
Same for 5,000l. to Bartholomew Burton, without account: for so much paid or to be paid by him to divers persons by way of reward for making loans of considerable sums on credit of the Exchequer in general or otherwise. (Money warrant dated April 11 hereon.) (Money order dated April 23 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 114. Order Book IV, p. 175.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a discharge to Sir Thomas Duppa as follows. There remains due to the Crown from the executors of Thomas Lamplugh, late Bishop of Exeter, or from the executors of Sir Thomas Duppa, deceased, who was sub-collector of the Tenths of that diocese, 655l. 11s. 8d. for Tenths arisen there in the year ended Christmas, 1687. It is rspresented by Thomas Duppa, esq., and Phillippa Crook, executors of Sir Thomas, that he being sub-collector as above for the years 1686 and 1687 did with the approbation of the Bishop employ one Francis Blight to collect same, who failed with 439l. 9s. 2d. of the said moneys in his hands, whose estate, detailed, was discovered by inquisition at the suit of Sir Thomas and was seized into the King's hands: further that Sir Thomas has assigned to the Crown the said Blight's bonds and has further assigned to the King so much of the arrears of his allowance as late Gentleman Usher Black Rod as will make the said 439l. 9s. 2d. up to the said 655l. 11s. 8d., viz. 216l. 2s. 6d. His heirs etc. and the heirs etc. of the said late Bishop are hereby therefore to be discharged from said liability to the Crown. King's Warrant Book XVIII, pp. 114–16.
Same to Brook Bridges and Thomas Done, Auditors of Imprests, to allow to the Earl of Ranelagh in any of his accounts of the Forces 11,645l. 12s. 7d., being 2,533l. 12s. 7d. which by Treasury direction of 1693, April 7, he paid to Sir William Gore to answer value paid by his order at Dresden to Mr. Stepney, the King's Agent there; and 8,933l. 6s. 8d. and 178l. 13s. 4d. also [similarly] paid by like directions of 1694, June 7. Ibid, p. 117.
The like for the sum of 4,087l. 17s. 10d., being 3,955l. 13s. 9d. paid by said Earl by Treasury direction 1693–4, Feb. 16, to Sir Joseph Herne and Sir Stephen Evance for loss in exchange and 132l. 4s. 1d. for interest on 2,451l. 16s. 9d. lost on 196,147 guineas received between 1692, Sept. 10, and 1692–3, Jan. 28. Ibid.
The like for the sum of 4,800l. which by Treasury direction of 1693–4, March 21, said Earl paid to Sir William Gore for so much paid at Dresden to the Elector of Saxony. Ibid.
April 11. The like for 1,765l. 9s. 2d., being 1,566l. 9s. 5d. which by Treasury direction of 1694, June 19, the said Earl paid to Sir Joseph Herne and Sir Stephen Evance for 2½ per cent. allowance for loss on re-drawing 62,658l. 18s. 6d.; and 198l. 19s. 9d. for the discount they allowed for ready money on tallies for 16,000l. levied on the three fourths of the Customs. Kinq's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 118.
The like for the sum of 2,213l. 2s. 5d. which by Treasury direction of 1693–4, Jan. 17, the said Earl paid to said Herne and Evance to be remitted to Frankfort or Italy for the Duke of Savoy, for the loss sustained by him in the exchange of money in the preceding year. Ibid.
The like for the sum of 20,000l. which by Treasury direction he paid 1693–4, March 21, to Sir Jo. and Mr. Francis Eyles on a bill of exchange drawn on said Earl by Sieur Van Schuylenburgh 1693–4, Feb., payable at double usance to George Clifford. Ibid, p. 119.
The like for the sum of 1,679l. 13s. 10d. which by the King's direction said Earl paid to Jacob Vander Esch, Paymaster of the Dutch Forces, for so much due to 1692, Oct. 31, from the King of England to the Saxe-Gotha Troops late in our service. Ibid.
The like for the sum of 2,300l. which by the King's direction the said Earl paid to Secretary Sir John Trenchard “ for our service.” Ibid.
The like for the sum of 250l. which by Treasury direction of 1694, May 30, the said Earl paid to Mr. Jo[h]n Bludworth to be remitted to James Cressett, Envoy Extraordinary to the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburgh by a bill payable to Sir Paul Ricaut at Hamburg “ for our particular service.” Ibid, p. 120.
The like for the sum of 2,000l. which by the King's direction 1693, May 6, he paid to Mr. Solomon de Medina for the use of Machado and Pereira on account of arrears due for forage to 1693, Dec. 31. Ibid.
Money warrant for 56l. to William Sherlock, D.D., for 1½ years to Lady day last on his fee as Master of the Temple. Money Book XII, p. 483.
[William Lowndes] in the absence of Henry Guy [to the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue 14,000l. to the Earl of Portland out of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: to be issued on any unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Privy Purse. Further, to reserve out of the like loans 1,000l. (which with 10,000l. already issued will make 11,000l.) for such Gentlemen and Grooms of the Bedchamber as are to attend the King the next campaign; “ for which orders are or will be signed by” the Treasury Lords. Disposition Book XII, p. 231.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh, enclosing the papers [missing] of Col. Goodwin Wharton, complaining of you for paying money to the innkeepers of Hertford on account of the quartering of his Troop. Send my Lords your answer for them to lay before the King at Kensington on Wednesday next. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 371.
April 11. William Lowndes, (in the absence of Henry Guy), to Mr. Aaron Smith for an account what prosecutions have been made on the King's behalf in relation to the estate of Wyke Parker, executed some time since for murther. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 371.
[Same] to the Auditor of the Receipt to direct the Tellers to reserve (out of payments lately ordered to the Gentlemen and Grooms of the Bedchamber) the several sums contained in the enclosed lists [missing] for their respective assessments to the first and second 4s. Aids, as certified by Mr. Haley, collector thereof. Ibid, p. 372.
Treasury reference to Mr. Blathwayt of Dr. Colbach's proposal for supplying the Army in Flanders with physic and chirurgery. Reference Book VII, p. 87.
Same to Mr. Bridges, one of the Auditors of Imprests, of the petition of John Ady and Henry Ballow, Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer, praying payment of 67l. 2s. 9d. for their fee of 2s. per 1,000l. for joining 671,389l. tallies for the Customs for the year 1693. Ibid, p. 91.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to pay Baron de Vyrazell an annuity or pension of 100l. per an. which the King is pleased to grant him out of the Military List or Establishment of Ireland from Lady day last during pleasure. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 489.
Same to same for a discharge to Trinity College, Dublin, for four years of the rent of 247l. per an., part of the quit rents and Crown rents of 257l. per an. payable by the College, in continuation of the like discharge granted 1692, Nov. 14, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IX, p. 1786, and from the expiry thereof, all the reasons for the former grant still continuing and the charge of the College being now much greater, they having since filled up an entire number of vacant fellowships and scholarships established by their foundations, so that all the rent they at present receive is scarce sufficient to discharge their necessary expense, their revenue being not improved nor will for some time come to the old rent, as their lands lie in the remote parts of Kerry and Ulster and for the most part waste and untenanted. After the expiration of this four years no further like discharge will be granted. Ibid, pp. 491–2.
Same to same to give power to Walter Delamere of Dublin, esq., to detain to his own use for his support and maintenance 80l. per an. from 1694, May 4, out of the rent of 443l. per an. payable him under the instrument dated 1694. May 1, made by the Commissioners for Forfeitures in Ireland letting to him divers parcels of forfeited lands for three years to 1697, March 25; said remission to be for said term. Further, hereby a lease is to be granted him for seven years from expiry of said term of lands to the value of 80l. per an. under a peppercorn rent. Ibid. pp. 493–4.
April 12. William Lowndes, in the absence of Henry Guy, to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of the residue of the rent of the Lottery Farm) 127l. 10s.d. to Sir Charles Slingesby et al., poor pensioners, and 75l. to Mrs. Needham. Disposition Book XII, p. 232.
April 12. William Lowndes, in the absence of Henry Guy, to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers, out of loans in the Exchequer on the third 4s. Aid. Disposition Book XII, p. 232.
Same to same to issue 1,015l. 6s. 3d. to same, out of like loans, on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Navy and Victualling: to be applied to pay to Capt. Dovell for supply of the Tyger and Mermaid frigates at Barbados on the two bills drawn on the Victualling Commissioners. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Sansome. Is there a vacancy in London port by Richard Browne, a landwaiter, relinquishing his place to go into the Army? My Lords are inclined to grant Edmund Allen's petition for said place. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 371.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt. On your report on Dr. Colbach's paper my Lords have decided as follows, viz. that he be allowed 100l. per an. for his chirurgical instruments, linen, rowlers and other necessaries and that he be allowed three chirurgeons at 10s. a day each from 1695, May 1, and that over and above his personal allowance of 20s. a, day from same date he be allowed 100l. for equipage and lastly that he be paid 20l. to provide medicines for 5,000 men, as he hath proposed, in cases of fluxes. Please procure royal warrants for establishing these allowances. Ibid, p. 372.
Same to the King's Proctor at Doctors Commons. The King is informed that Paul Burene, citizen and merchant of London, lately died without kin, leaving a personal estate which ought to belong to the Crown. You are to take care that administration be granted to none but the King's nominee until the Crown title be duly considered. Ibid, p. 373.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Edward Thurland of a piece of land called Glovers Hill in Reigate, co. Surrey, ul supra, p. 945, for 31 years at 16l. per an. rent. (Entry undated,? July 2, of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease.) Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 411, 476.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland. In the patent of grant to Lord Sidney (now Earl of Romney) of 4,000l. per an. of forfeited lands in Ireland there were covenants for reprisals to him if any of the lands should be evicted or prove encumbered within four years to the lessening of the value thereof. He has petitioned for reprisals accordingly and the King will sign the enclosed warrants [missing] for same if you have no objection thereunto. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 490.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Richard, Earl of Clanricard, Henry, Visct. Dillon, and others, in behalf of themselves and the rest of the Roman Catholic freeholders of the Province of Connaught, concerning the arrears of quit rents being demanded of them by the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, notwithstanding that the King has discharged the arrears due to 1692, Easter, inclusive: said petition being referred to the Treasury by the Privy Council March 21 last. Meantime please order the levying those arrears to be respited. Ibid, p. 492.
April 12 The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Martin Dillon of Huntstown, co. Dublin, gent., praying to be restored to his ancient and small estate of about 100l. per an. and that the outlawry against him may be vacated and reversed. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 492.
Withdrawal by Mr. Ford of the caveat, supra, p. 741, so far as relates to John Gaudett, Fra. Grabor, Barth. Midy, John Dumaitre and David Barrow. Caveat Book, p. 38.
April 13. William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwaite to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, to pay 3,965l. 17s. 9d. to the Governor and Company of the Bank of England for so much they lost in the exchange of 200,278l. 3s. 3d. remitted to Flanders for payment of the Army. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 373.
And for same to pay 98,800l. to the President de La Tour for the use of the Duke of Savoy.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Pincarton, master of the ship St. Jagoe of New England, praying leave to return home, she being New England built and manned with inhabitants of the said Colony: said petition being referred from the King in Council April 11 inst. Reference Book VII, p. 90.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer for a particular of the Reversion of the fee farm rent of 550l. per an. issuing out of the manors of Bradbury and Hilton, co. Durham, as found by inquisition the 11th inst., in order to a grant thereof to Madame Gouvernett (Hester, Marchioness de Gouvernet). Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 409.
April 15. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal for a grant to James Gibbons, esq., of all the Crown title in the goods and chattels etc. of Paul Beuren, late of London, merchant, lately deceased intestate without kin. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 120.
Money warrants for 1,000l. each to Henry, Earl of Romney, James, Earl of Drumlanrig, and Charles, Earl of Monmouth, for one year to 1694, Christmas, as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber. (Money orders dated April 29 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 185. Order Book IV, p. 192.
Same for 500l. to Aubery, Earl of Oxford, for half a year to same date on his annuity as a same. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XII, p. 185. Order Book IV, p. 192.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XII, p. 233.
to Henry, Seigneur D'Auverquere, Master of the Horse, out of loans to be made by himself on the Hereditary and Temporary Ex- cise for one year's liveries due in the Office of the Stables Jan. 1 last 5,876 7 6
to ditto “ out of such ready money as is or shall be lent on the said [Excise] revenue,” to complete 2,500l. for the year's allowance for buying of horses to Sept. 29 next, being payable by advance 2,000 0 0
to Mr. Jollyvet (out of the like loans made or to be made on the Excise) on the order in his name for the extraordinaries of the Stables 3,900 0 0
£11,776 7 6
April 15. William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 97l. 17s.d. on the unsatisfied order in the name of Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby for the Forces [in Ireland]: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Fox on credit of the 300,000l. per an. of the Customs and to be paid over to Henry Demarais for his pay as a Lieut. in the Regiment of Horse late under Brigadier Villiers, as by an account signed by Lieut. Col. Carpenter and confirmed by Brigadier Leveson, the present Colonel of said Regiment. Disposition Book XII, p. 233.
Same to [the Earl of Ranelagh] to pay (out of loans in your hands on the 300,000l. per an. of the Customs) 4,940l. 14s. 7d. in full of the King's warrant for the pay to 1693, April 1, of Col. Holt's Regiment of Foot in the West Indies. Ibid, p. 234.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Stephen Pigou, merchant, and Peter Verdetty, laceman, concerning the money due to them for clothing the Earl of Macclesfield's Regiment of Horse. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 373.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir James Jeffreys (Jefferyes), praying payment of 259l. due to him for service in Ireland before the commencement of the Establishment. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Edmund More, praying to be made collector of Excise at Wolverhampton, co. Staffs, loco Patrick Gillmore, lately dead. Reference Book VII, p. 90.
Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to William Hurst (Hurt) and Clement his wife in co. Herts of an annuity or annual rent of 20l., part of the estate of Ann Breton, widow, outlaw: at a rent of 15s. per an. and fine of 30s. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 409.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the [fee farm] rent of 66l. 13s. 4d. reserved on the grant 1602, Dec. 23, to Sir Robert Cecil of the great and little Parks of Brigstock, co. Northampton, in order to a grant thereof to Francis, Earl of Bradford, for the sum of 916l. 3s. 4d. to be paid to the King. Ibid, pp. 411–13.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on said Earl's petition for same, ut supra, p. 959. The grant of 1602 made said rent payable after the death of George, Lord Hunsdon, and Eliz. his wife, who then had the custody of herbage and pannage of said parks by grant dated 1591, April 6, made to him by the name of George Carey, esq. The 1602 grant was confirmed 1611–12, March 2, with liberty to the Earl of Salisbury to enclose, dispark etc., notwithstanding the premises were theretofore accompted within the forest of Rockingham “ and declared the premises to be thereby totally de-afforested.” They have been enjoyed ever since by the Earls of Salisbury, but the Auditor cannot find that the said rent was ever in charge in his office or in the Pipe. The Parliament Survey of 1650 makes no mention of this rent, but it notices a grant 10 James I of the manor of Brigstock to one Linton for 60 years at the rent of 66l. 13s. 4d., and this manor rent is now part of the Queen Dowager's jointure. If the fee farm rent is not expressly granted since 9 James I it appears to be a concealment and may be granted, having not been paid for 40 years before the Act for Sale of Fee Farms, 22 and 23 Car. I, c. 6. If a good discovery the premises are chargeable with arrears of rent from 1660, June 25, “ which at Lady day, 1695, amounts to 2,333l. 6s. 8d.” The rent itself may be valued at 20 years' purchase, making 3,666l. 13s. 4d. in all. But petitioner is to maintain the Crown's title against the Earl of Salisbury.
April 15. The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Edmd. Reilly of Dublin city, merchant, shewing that immediately after the King passed the Boyne he took the oath of allegiance and fidelity and hath ever since continued peaceably in said city, yet he is indicted but not outlawed for treason: therefore praying the King's pardon and a noli prosequi to the indictment. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 493.
April 16. Treasury warrant to Thomas Neale, Master and Worker of the Mint, to pay (out of Coinage Duty money) 431l. 14s. 6d. to George Macy, clerk to the Warden of the Mint, in full of 631l. 14s. 6d. expended by him in apprehending and prosecuting clippers and coiners between 1691–2, Feb. 6, and 1694, June 6. Money Book XII, p. 483.
Same to Thomas Balderston, late Agent to the second Marine Regiment, to pay 7l. 10s. 0d. (7l. 10s. 10d.) to Hilaire La Forrest for so much owing to him by Lieut. James Thomas, late Lieut. to Capt. John Sydneham's Company in said Regiment; Balderston having in his hands money for the said pay and La Forrest is in great poverty and Sir John Thomas, brother to said James Thomas, has desired payment to La Forrest. Ibid, p. 484.
William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay, out of loans in your hands on the 300,000l. per an. of the Customs, 3,000l. to Isaac Teale, Jonathan Leigh and others, apothecaries appointed to provide medicines for the Army and Hospitals: to be on account of what remains due to them for furnishing the Army hospitals and [the] Jamaica Expedition with medicines last year. Disposition Book XII, p. 234,
April 16. William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 457l. 10s. 0d. to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their names for the Forces [in Ireland], 250l. thereof for Visct. Charlemont to complete 650l. in part of levy money for his Regiment; and 207l. 10s. 0d. for Col. Ogilby, Lieut. to the First Troop of Guards, for his expense in taking care of the shipping of such of the Irish as were to be transported to France from Cork and Kinsale. Disposition Book XII, p. 234.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests, enclosing the memorial [missing] of the Excise Commissioners touching several bills of exchange in their custody, several of which were drawn upon William Harbord, esq., late Paymaster of the Forces, Ireland, and others on the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, England. Please inform my Lords whether these sums be charged in said Paymasters' accounts. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 374.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to insert in your next [weekly] memorial for money the 74l. 14s. 0d. which you report as due to Lieut. Col. Thomas Brudenall from the Company of Foot formerly commanded by Capt. Sanders and now by Capt. Withers in the Marquis de Rada's Regiment. Ibid.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to make forth bills on their cashier to pay the officers and clerks of the Victualling Office, whose salaries do not exceed 100l. per an., the amount of their assessments to the second 4s. Aid: amounting in all to 297l. 4s. 0d. according to your report of March 23 last. Ibid.
Same to Lord Russell to forbear to pay the fee or salary of the office of Apothecary to the Household until the matter in dispute be heard, William Jones claiming to have a patent thereof for life, notwithstanding which Mr. Soam is admitted into that employment. Ibid, p. 375.
Same to Mr. Fox, enclosing the petition [missing] of Anne Jellet, widow, praying payment of 30l. due to her late husband as an ensign in Sir Henry Bellasys's Regiment, for his services in Ireland. Please insert this sum in your next [weekly] memorial for money. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to insert in the like memorial the 55l. 17s. 0d. which in your report of June 11 last you certify as due to Capt. Embree, late of the Regiment of Foot under Col. Lillingston. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Nath. Carpenter, Agent to the Independent Company in the Leeward Islands, praying that the accounts of that Company may be stated for the [period of the] muster rolls that are returned; or otherwise that money may be ordered to provide clothes and provisions for said Company. Ibid.
April 16. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Beach for the place of waiter and searcher at Newhaven loco one Webb, deceased. Reference Book VII, p. 90.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland. You have not yet complied with the King's directions of Nov. 21 last, supra, p. 833, for a custodiam to Col. Edwd. Fitzpatrick of quit and Crown rents to the value of 883l. 9s. 0d. per an. for six years. The King has directed us to ask your objections to passing such grant. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 1.
Royal warrant to same for a pension of 5s. a day to Guillaume Rabault de La Coudriere as a Reformed Captain of Horse on the Military Establishment (Military List of French Pension Officers), Ireland, as from April 1 inst. Ibid, p. 11.
Same to same to transfer to Francis Lebrun the allowance or pension of 2s. a day payable to his brother, Jaques Lebrun, Reformed Lieutenant in pension on the Military Establishment, Ireland (but by grace permitted to be paid in England), the said Jaques having by reason of his great age and incapacity of repairing to Ireland prayed same to be so transferred. Ibid, p. 15.
April 17. Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for great seal for a lease or grant to Ralph Grey of the free liberty, licence, power etc. of maintaining, continuing, altering, renewing, removing and changing lighthouses and lights at Wintertonness and Orfordness and of taking the duties or payments upon the tonnage of ships and other things, ut supra, p. 977: to hold for 60 years [from the date of Sir Edward Turner's lease] if good] or if void then for 35 years from 1720, April 13, at 20l. per an. rent: with clauses for ascertaining the duty to be received from the owners of ships and merchants for the said lighthouses. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 122.
Same to same for a same for a grant to Esther Hervart, Marchioness de Gouvernet, of the yearly rent of 550l. found (by inquisition taken at the Court House, St. Clements Danes, Middlesex, April 11 inst. before William Fellow et al.) as in the seisin of Esther, Lady Eland, otherwise called Esther Savile, late of St. James's, Westminster, and issuing out of the manors of Bradbury and Hilton, co. Durham, after the death of the Queen Dowager and [of] George, Marquess of Halifax; the said Eland being an unnaturalised alien intestate without heirs. Ibid, p. 123.
Same to same for a same to pass the great seal of England and the seals of the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster for a confirmation of the lease of the scite of the monastery of Furness etc., ut supra, p. 980, granted to Thomas Preston by indenture dated 1689, June 7; and likewise for a further grant of said premises to him for 15 years from 1711, Lady day, at 200l. per an. rent: all in consideration of his faithful services and of a fine of 300l. Ibid, p. 124.
April 17. Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, for a patent to pass the great seal of Ireland for a grant to Sir Christopher Wandesford, his heirs etc., of all the Crown title in the legacies forfeited by the attainder of the persons as follows by the name and quality of Brenans: it appearing that said Wandesford's grandfather had a title to the territory of Idough, co. Kilkenny, and did on the 2 Oct., 1640, being then Lord Deputy of Ireland, make his will, giving legacies to several native Irish who were his then tenants and were part of the Sept called the Brenans; that in 1641 the said Sept possessed themselves of all his estate and stock and destroyed all his buildings to the value of many thousand pounds, murthered many of his English tenants and enjoyed the greatest part of his estate for 10 years; that several persons of that name, pretending to be the posterity of the said Brenans, obtained a decree in the Chancery of Ireland against Sir Christopher's father for the performance of the said will, but the said will and decree do not affect Sir Christopher in regard the term of years for raising said legacies expired before the estate came to him; that the said Sept being still very numerous are a great terror to the English inhabitants there and frequently commit many great robberies and murthers and were in arms for the late King James, and as Sir Christopher was early in arms for King William they persuaded the Earl of Tyrconnell to seize his estate and again possessed the same for a considerable time; that Sir Christopher at his own expense procured their outlawry for treason; that since by a Commission of enquiry touching the forfeitures in co. Kilkenny and by an inquisition had thereon the Crown is found entitled to the benefit of the said decree by reason of the outlawries of the said Brenans: as to all which statement in Sir Christopher's petition the Solicitor General of Ireland, Sir Richard Levinge, has reported, reciting parts, here detailed, of said will (” whereas also the natives of Idough called Brenans who have for many years possessed the same have several times refused such proffers of benefit as I thought good out of my own private charity and conscience to tender unto them, not that I ever believed by law or equity I could be compelled to give them any consideration at all for their pretended interest, I will . . that John, Lord Bishop of Deny, Sir John Osborne, Major Norton and William Wandesford forth of the demised premises of Castle Calmer shall pay and satisfy unto so many of them and their children as by a commission to be directed out of the Court of Chancery shall be found to have been reputed possessors and term tenants of the land at the time of the office of Idough dated 21st of May, 1635, so much money severall as a lease for 21 years of the moiety of those lands so in their possessions respectively shall be by the said Commissioners valued to have been worth unto the said possessors at the time of finding the said office after the common course of bargaining”) and further that one Charles Brenan and 22 others of that name claiming under that will exhibited a bill in Chancery in Trinity term, 1679, against Sir Christopher Wandesford, father to the now Sir Christopher, which cause was heard 1686, June 10, and decree passed that the will ought to be performed in reference to the legacies and Commissioners were ordered to enquire as to the legatees' title and their ancestors' holdings at 1635, May 21: that up to the time of said Sir Christopher's death in 1686–7, Feb. 26, no proceedings thereon appear, but in 1687, June 4, some of the Brenans exhibited a bill of Revivor against the present Sir Christopher in the same Court, to which he pleaded that the 41 years limited by his grandfather for satisfying the said legacies had expired in 1681 and that three settlements of the estate had intervened, viz. of 1640, Sept. 30, by his grandfather and 1652 by his father (on his marriage with Hellen daughter of Sir John Lowther) and of 1683 on the present Sir Christopher's marriage with Elizabeth daughter of George Montague: and further that the following persons all of the Sept of the Brenans and all or most of them plaintiffs in the said suits were outlawed of high treason for the late rebellion, viz.: John Brenan, late of Lovin [Luffany] co. Kilkenny; John Brenan, late of Crott, gent.; Owen Brenan, late of Kildonoghhinkelly, gent.; James Brenan of Donegal, gent.; Farr Brenan, late of Crottenclogh, gent.; Patrick Brenan, late of Cloneen, gent.; Loghlin Brenan, late of Cloneen, gent.; Loghlin Brenan, son of James, late of Cloneen, gent.; Margaret Brenan, late of Kildonoghhinkelly; Mortagh Brenan, late of Killrobins, gent.; Annastas Brenan, late of the same; Donagh Brenan, late of Rathcally, gent.; Dennis Brenan, late of the same, gent.; Ellinor Brenan, late of Dungillinagh, spinster; William Brenan FitzJohn, late of Smithstown, gent.; James Brenan, of the same, gent.; Margaret Brenan, late of Turland, spinster; Edward Brenan, late of Ballyhoman [Ballyhomuck], gent.; Donagh Brenan, late of Ardree, gent.; John Brenan, late of Kilkenny, gent.; Edmond Brenan, late of Smithstown, gent., and Tirlagh Brenan, late of Cruttin, gent.; and their estates have been found forfeit by an inquisition at Kilkenny 1694, May 23, before the King's Escheator and the Commissioners of Inspection into Forfeitures, Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 1–5.
April 18. Royal warrant to Dr. Christian Harell and all others concerned, declaring and appointing that he, the said Harell, one of the King's Physicians in Ordinary, shall hold, possess and enjoy a small house or lodgings which he had appointed him near St. James's Palace, in which he has laid out 800l. to make same necessary and convenient for his business, viz. to hold same until he be repaid the said 800l. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 122.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 40,000l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, as imprest for the service of the Works. (Money warrant dated May 1 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated April 25.) (Money order dated May 8 hereon.) Ibid, p. 123. Money Book XII, p. 497. Order Book IV, p. 182.
April 18. William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay as follows out of loans remaining in your hands on the 300,000l. per an. of the Customs, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XII, p. 235.
for Messrs. Machado and Pereira on account of the advance upon their contracts for bread and bread waggons this year, to wit 15,000l. for the bread and 18,000l. for the bread waggons 15,000 0 0
for the Battalion waggons for this campaign 11,800 0 0
for the General Officers on account of their clearings to Jan. 1 last 10,000 0 0
for Monsieur Schuylenburg on account of his debt “ and makes 60,000l. issued in part” 10,000 0 0
for Mr. Lamb for 61 days' pay in advance from the commencement of the establishment for the Hospitals, to be paid to the officers and attendants to enable them to repair to their duties 1,715 5 6
£48,515 5 6
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 13,154l. 3s.d. to Edward Russell, esq., on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Navy and Victualling: to be issued out of loans in the Exchequer on the third 4s. Aid and to be paid over to the Victualling Commissioners. Ibid, p. 236.
Same to same to issue as follows out of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid.
to Monsieur Zuylesteyne, Master of the Robes, for the service of the Office of Robes 1,500 0 0
to the Cofferer in part of 19,385l. for servants who are to attend the King the next campaign 4,385 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Chamber, in part of 6,872l. 7s. 4d. intended for like servants [attending the King abroad], payable in the Office of the Chamber 2,872 7 4
to Edward Nicho[las], esq., for payment of arrears of wages to the servants of the late Queen and other uses 8,000 0 0
and you are to reserve out of the said loans a further 3,797l. 1s. 10½d. to be applied to such uses as the Treasury Lords shall direct.
£16,757 7 4
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lovisa de la Gruelle, sister to the late Brigadier du Cambon, praying payment of 486l. 4s. 0d. due to him as late Engineer General. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 376.
April 18. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Lord Coningsby, shewing that his ancestors held the demesne lands of Marden, co. Hereford, but during the late reigns same were set to others and are now in lease to Mr. Rowlands for the life of the Queen Dowager and thereafter for 31 years to Peregrine Bertie: further that there is adjoining petitioner's estate in said county a small manor called Kings Land of about 30l. per an., leased as aforesaid: therefore praying a [grant of the Crown's] reversion of the premises or to be admitted purchaser. Reference Book VII, p. 90.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Mr. Francis Smartfoot, having a patent for the new invention called the Sea Crabb to work and fish for wrecks in any of his Majesty's seas, that no grant pass to Col. Chantrell or any others to hinder or any ways prejudice said patent. Notice to be given to Smartfoot at the Red Ball in Little Wood Street, London. Caveat Book, p. 40.
Money order for 100l. to Sir Fleetwood Shepherd, kt., Gent. Usher Black Rod, for one year to Lady day last on his allowance of 200l. per an. as by the privy seal of March 30 last. (William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt, dated May 18, to issue same out of loans to be made by said Shepherd on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise.) Order Book IV, p. 191. Disposition Book XII, p. 259.
April 19. Money warrant for 30,000l. to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, as imprest for his Office: to complete the 50,000l. as by the privy seal of March 30 last, supra, p. 950. (Money order dated April 20 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 486. Out Letters (General) IV, p. 176.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 4,400l. to Phillip Bertie and the other Commissioners of the Million Act: out of loans to be made by them respectively on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, for which they are to receive only 6 per cent. interest. Disposition Book XII, p. 236.
Same to same to issue 75l. to Mr. Wekett out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to the Treasurer of the Chamber, enclosing the memorial [missing] of Mr. Chaplin relating to his riding charges. Please certify me the amount of his said charges according to the rates settled and established by the King. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 375.
Same to Mr. A. Smith to send forthwith the account of Crown prosecutions, ut supra, p. 986. Ibid, p. 376.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir William Russell of Laugharne, bart., praying a grant of the office of Clerk of the Markets in England, Wales and Berwick on Tweed in all such places where same is not already duly and legally executed. Ibid.
Same to the Secretary of the Admiralty to lay before the Admiralty Lords the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Benj. Hoskins, together with divers papers relating to a French prize ship taken by him when Commander of the King's ship Crown, and praying the allowance of gunnage and tunnage according to the King's Proclamation; the Treasury Lords “ thinking this matter most proper for the cognizance” of the Admiralty desire them to give directions therein. Ibid, p. 377.
April 19. Treasury reference to Mr. Aaron Smith of the petition of Robert Wintour, King's Clerk in the Crown Office in the King's Bench, for payment of his bill of expenses in Crown prosecutions and of his salary of 30l. per an. Reference Book VII, p. 91.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Isaac Portello, merchant, for restoration of a seizure of 8½ ton of Brazil wood which he imported in a Portuguese ship, being of [the growth of Portugal Plantations in America, which is arrested by Charles Robertson, “ alleging it ought to be imported in English built ships only, though the practice hath hitherto been so.” Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Joseph Taxon, merchant, for a noli prosequi to the information against his ship Providence, seized for being improperly manned, he having [inter al.] two Scotch men and one English run away, so that he was forced to hire a Dane to sail her home. Ibid.
Same to William Blathwayt of the bill of Richard Hill, Paymaster of the Forces in Flanders, for 271l. 11s. 7d. for his extraordinary disbursements in that Office from 1693, June 8 to Oct. 12. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, enclosing the petition of William Burgh, Accomptant General of Ireland, praying that his salary, which is now payable out of the Exchequer there, may be paid by the Collector of Dublin port, as the officers of the revenue are paid. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 5.
April 20. Money warrant for 6,000l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, for one year to 1694, Sept. 29, for the wages and board wages of said Band: to be satisfied by tallies on the Post Office revenue. (Money order dated April 22 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 486. Order Book IV, p. 175.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 6,000l. to Thomas Lloyd on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Works: to be satisfied by tallies ut supra. Money Book XII, p. 486.
Money warrant for 36l. 10s. 0d. to the Keeper of the Palace at Westminster (the King's Royal House at Westminster), for four years to 1694, Sept. 29, on his fee of 6d. a day. Ibid, p. 487.
Same for 150l. to Richard Bentley, Keeper of his Majesty's Library, for three quarters to 1694, Christmas, on his salary of 200l. per an. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 2,000l. to Caspar Frederick Henning for the service of the Royal Gardens: to be by tallies on the Post Office. Ibid.
April 20. Treasury allowance of John Knight's bill of his [sundries and] charges in passing his Customs account for the year ended 1694, Sept. 29: total, 1,184l. 14s. 0d. Money Book XII, pp. 488–9.
Prefixing: (a) said bill and Knight's affidavit: (b) report thereon by the Auditors of Imprests.
The like of the Excise Office incidents bill, detailed, for 1694, Sept. 29 quarter: total, 556l. 10s. 7d. Ibid, pp. 490–1.
Money warrant for 500l. to the heir of George, late Earl of Kinnoul, in part of what is due on the 1,000l. per an. pension granted by Charles II to him and his heirs. Ibid, p. 496.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to continue to Charles Duncombe, Excise Cashier, as for the Salt Duty, the allowances of 80l, 40l., 40l. and 40l. for four officers or clerks on the coming in of the Double Duty of Excise in 1690 and 1691. The said Double Duties being now determined and the arrears in a manner quite paid in (notwithstanding the additional duties of 1s. 6d. per barrel and 9d. per barrel have been since granted by late Acts of Parliament, which hath increased the duties beyond what they were in late reigns), the said allowances are hereby to be made to said Duncombe for four clerks for his receiving and paying the duties on salt and of the said several Additional Duties of Excise. Ibid, pp. 499–500.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 35,984l. 4s. 1d. to Edward Russell, esq., on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Navy: to be issued out of loans on the third 4s. Aid: to be for the ordinary of the Navy “ and is the proportion applicable to that head out of the said Aid.” Disposition Book XII, p. 237.
Same to same to issue 500l. to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their names for the service of the Forces [in Ireland]: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Fox on credit of the 300,000l. per an. of the Customs: and to be paid over to Sir Richard Atkins to complete the levy money for the raising of his Regiment here for the service of Ireland. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 3,750l. to Sir John Houblon, kt., et al., the Receivers of the first fourth part of the subscriptions to the Bank; on the unsatisfied order in their names for that purpose: to be issued out of loans to be made by them or by any others at their nomination on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: with only 6 per cent. interest. Ibid.
And 341l. 0s. 10d. to Mr. Ince on the unsatisfied order in his name for that sum: to be issued out of loans to be made by him on credit ut supra: with interest ut supra.
Same to same for a list or account of the several fees payable to the “ respective officers [and] clerks, receiving in or paying out any of his Majesty's moneys or for any other cause whatsoever relating to their respective offices.” Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 376.
Same to Mr. Hutchinson [Customs Solicitor], enclosing reports, certificates and other papers [all missing] touching the abuse in collecting the duty on foreign wheat. Enquire into the matter of fact and inform my Lords whether there is sufficient ground for an information in regard of the fraud, corruption or ill practice in procuring the oaths referred to. Ibid, p. 377.
April 20. William Lowndes to Mr. Stephens. On your letter of yesterday my Lords have no objection against Mr. Doddingston's acting for you. They heartily wish the recovery of your health. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 377.
Henry Guy to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Vachell, Captain in the Marquis de Rada's Regiment, praying payment of some arrears to enable him to pay for the cure of his wounds received at Camarets Bay. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe an Order of Council of the 14th inst. for leave to the ship John's Adventure to return to New England with the master and 18 mariners, all natives of New England. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 156.
Treasury warrant [to the Attorney General] to enter a noli prosequi to the information against John Jenings and Jo[h]n Ward, surveyors, London port, and Luke Singleton, a landwaiter ibid., for receiving a reward of 20 guineas for their interest in a discovery and forfeiture which (together with Thomas Blechynden and Peter d'Langle, two other waiters) they made of 16 hogsheads of tobacco entered in May, 1694, by Henry Dennis in his own name, on which he paid only English Customs, whereas same were really the goods of an alien, the said Dennis being finally permitted by the Customs Commissioners to amend his entry on payment of aliens' duties; whereupon an information under the Act of Frauds was brought by Capt. Stistead in the name of William Browne for their corruptly receiving a bribe; which prosecution the said Commissioners look upon as vexatious and tending greatly to the discouragement of the officers. Ibid, pp. 165–6.
Same to same to employ Nath. Drake (who has long served as an extraordinary weigher, London port) as a weigher [in fee] ibid. loco William Esgrigg, deceased. Ibid, p. 166.
Same to same to permit Sir William Gore to mend his entry of 240 beaver skins which he imported in March last in the ship Daniell, Edward Pratt master, from New York, Gore's servant having made a mistake in the numbering. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to discharge Henry Willet, late a collector of Excise, of the sum of 431l. due as follows; he being indebted 1,202l. to the Crown in his accounts, of which sum he confesses he made use of only 771l. for “ paying some engagements he unfortunately entered into for others”; of the remaining 431l. the sum of 331l. [sic for the whole 431l.] was lost by him in the late Revolution in the hurry and distraction he was then in, being forced to pay his money to divers persons and in divers places or by loss of bills or by paying money and forgetting to place the same to his accounts or by forgetting to take bills for the money: he being willing to repay the said 771l. by prevailing with his wife to sell a real estate of hers. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 413–14.
April 20. Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to give liberty to Richard Kinch, a distiller, to pay his Excise debt of 250l. by 20l. in a year, 30l. within two years and 50l. in three years, and the remainder at the end of the said three years: as proposed by said Commissioners in their report on his petition, ut supra, p. 765, he having lately built a very convenient distilling house, but has exhausted his stock thereby and by reason of the dearness of malt has not been able to proceed in his trade. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 431.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Thomas Flower, praying (in consideration of a claim he has, to be paid for 1,025 barrels of corn which was supplied to the use of the Army in Ireland) a lease for 31 years of some lands in Queen's County formerly belonging to one Charles Dunn and granted by Charles II to the petitioner's uncle, Sir William Flower, and Col. Pigott for 31 years which terminated at Michaelmas, 1693, petitioner being heir to Sir William. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 495.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition and other papers [all missing] of Brigadier O'Farrell, praying that 1,200 acres of other forfeited lands may be added to the lands intended to be let to him and that the custodiam and quit rents may be reduced to 10l. per an. Ibid. VII, p. 6.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. James Kigo, praying a lease for 99 years of some lands late belonging to Matthew Barnwall of Archerstown, co. Meath. Ibid.