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'Entry book: May 1695, 6-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 1061-1073. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82171 Date accessed: 02 August 2014.


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May 1695, 6–15

Letters Patent, Privy Seals, Royal Sign Manuals and Warrants, Treasury Warrants, Commissions, Orders, Letters, Memorials, Reports, and Other Entries: all not of the nature of Treasury Minutes.
Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
1695. May 8. William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayte to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay 1,554l. 16s. 0d. to the Commissioners of Transportation to answer several bills of exchange drawn on the Treasurer of the Navy by Col. Codrington and Col. Kendall for hire of ships in the West Indies in the late expedition to Martinique. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 1.
Royal sign manual for 1,300l. to Paul Boyer as royal bounty: and King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 183. Money Book XII, p. 512. Order Book IV, pp. 184, 188.
1,000l. to Charles Villiers as same. (Money warrant dated May 9 hereon.) (Money orders dated respectively May 19 and May 10 hereon.)
Money warrant for 200l. to Robert, Lord Hunsdon, as royal bounty. (Money order dated May 9 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 506. Order Book IV, p. 182.
Same for 300l. to Aaron Smith as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated May 10 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 508. Order Book IV, p. 182.
Treasury warrant to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to observe (a) infra. Money Book XII, p. 509.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Kensington, May 2 inst., for payment of 1,700 livres (or their value in English money) to Peter Gaillardet in compensation for loss as follows and in consideration of his services; he having laden goods to that value on the Unity, the better to discover the designs of persons concerned in a trade with France, which ship in her voyage to Guadeloup was taken and adjudged prize in the Admiralty Court here [London] by the help of petitioner. He is to be repaid out of the sale of prize ships and goods.
May 8. Money warrant for 20l. to Alexander Lesk for James Comin for the charges of Comin's transportation to the Leeward Islands, whither he is going as schoolmaster. (Money order dated May 10 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 509. Order Book IV, p. 181.
Same for 60l. to Robert Stephens, Messenger appointed to look after the Printing Press, 50l. thereof for one year's service to Lady day last and 10l. for the expenses in carrying on his said office in said time. (Money order dated May 11 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 510. Order Book IV, p. 186.
Treasury warrant to the Commissioners of the Million Adventure to register tickets on the Million Lottery which are not claimed in time; all in accordance with the privy seal of April 25 last, supra, p. 983. Money Book XII, p. 510.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Stephen Faget and Peter Fauconnier, shewing that they contracted in 1694 for clothing the Dutch Foot Guards, which came to 15,250l., and should have been paid them in two years from 1692–3, Jan. 1, but to their great prejudice they have only received 5,083l. 6s. 8d. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 385.
Treasury reference to the Auditor for Wales of the petition of the Mayor and Recorder etc. of Chester for a grant out of arrears of Crown revenues in Cheshire and North Wales to enable them to new build the Common Hall there, which is the usual place for keeping his Majesty's Courts, which is so ruinous that it must be new built, and though several gentlemen of the city have contributed toward it, the charge will exceed the said contributions by 500l. Reference Book VII, p. 99.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Samuell Lubbock for a place as collector or supervisor of Excise, he having been a landwaiter at Bristol, but obliged to sell that place by his great losses in serving the present Government. Ibid.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, for a patent to pass the great seal of Ireland for a grant to Henry, Earl of Romney, of the manors, townships etc. as follows: The manors etc. of Clashanaffrin, Castlenehinichy [Castleinch], Curribeg [Curraghbeg] and Currymore, Barnagore, Knockaneroe and Maghereen, Mullaghroe and Lackareagh, Killenesty and Ballynemorenagh, Clashenure, Garryhesty and Farranavarra, Cloyda and Ardra Currybeagh, Poularick, East and West Curry, Cloghs, East and West Coolduff, all in the Barony of Muskerry, co. Cork, being sometime the estate of Justin Mac Carty, forfeited for treason. This grant is by reason that the patent of grant of 1693, July 1, to said Earl (then Visct. Sidney) of the forfeited estate of Mathias, Baron of Trimlestown, contained a covenant for reprisals to said Visct. in case of diminution etc. in said grant, and the said estate has since been recovered by Jo[h]n Barnwall, brother of said Mathew, Lord Trimlestown, the yearly value of the estate as recovered being 599l. 10s. 0d. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 16–20.
Further, by reason that the King originally intended to settle on said Earl 4,000l. per an. in lands and that the present reprisal will still leave him deficient thereof, he is therefore hereby to be further granted the following forfeited lands in fulfilment of the said intention of the King, viz. Sarsfeild Court, Templeusky, Ballyrosheene, North Butlerstown, Cooleneweny, Ballindeenisk, Crossiriry, Kildonogha, Ballynaparson, Killalough, Conybeg, in the Barony of Barrymore, co. Cork, being sometime the estate of Dominick Sarsfeild of Sarsfeild Court, esq.
And also the moiety of two ploughlands of Coole, a moiety of the ploughland of Knockacaragan, a moiety of the ploughland of Ballinollig, a moiety of 10l. per an. chief rent issuing out of five of the ploughlands of Rahanisky, viz. Moncard, Rathpeaken, Killiverane, Ballybegg, Ballinvarreg, Killenlly and Carrow, situate in the North Liberties of the city of Cork, being sometime also the estate of said Sarsfeild.
Also the manors etc. of Killydooling, Ballydologher [Ballydonagh], Rathanelly [Rathuneague], Mitchelstown and two mills there, Kilrussane, Ballingohig, Ballymore in the Great Island and Ballyrobert, in the Barony of Barrymore, co. Cork, being sometime the estate of Edmund Barry of Barrydologher, esq.
Also the manors etc. of Garrancloyne, Killacloyne, in the said Barony, being sometime the estate of Thomas Coppinger of Ballyvolane.
Also the manors etc. of Ballincurrig and south part of Coppinger's Stang, ten acres in St. John's parish, one acre in Ballinlough, a fishing pool in the river Lea called Ploody, all in the South Liberties of the city of Cork; a messuage from street to wall in the north east corner of the city of Cork in the tenure of John Hamar; the half ploughland of Ballyvolane, the mill and Coppinger's Acre situate in the North Liberties of Cork; three thatched houses and gardens in the tenure of John Taylor, two tenements in that of Cornelius Mahowney et al., a thatched house or stable in that of Mary Taylor, all in the north suburbs of Cork city and sometime the estate of Thomas Coppinger.
Also the manors etc. in co. Meath of Drindaly of 234 acres, sometime the estate of Adam Crump.
Ferrans, 269 acres; Old Town, 73 acres; Little Ardrum, 36 acres; Great Ardroms, 300 acres; being sometime the estate of Thomas Hussey.
Arodstown, 579 acres; College land, 43 acres; Ballstrasna, 100 acres; Clownstown, 335 acres; being sometime the estate of Dominick Barnwall.
Possecktown, 331 acres, sometime the estate of William Keating.
Further, a covenant is to be inserted in the said grant that if any part thereof be recovered against said Earl within five years hereof he shall have reprisals for same out of other lands and shall be enabled to pass patents for same without any further warrant from the Crown than this present warrant.
May 8. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition and papers [all missing] of Sir Lawrence Parsons, bart., praying the discharge of an arrear of Crown rent for the rectory of Dunboyne, co. Meath, amounting to 305l. 1s. 9d. “due the year 1688.” Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 23.
May 8. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy, Ireland, to report on the petition [missing] of Lord Robert Russell and Letitia his wife, shewing that for satisfaction of a debt of 10,000l. due to said Letitia as executrix to Thomas Cheak, her late husband, the Kong granted her 600l. a year for 31 years payable out of the 1,500l. per an. reserved to the Crown on a grant made by James II. to the Countess of Dorchester of 5,000l. per an. of quit rents, Ireland: therefore praying an order that she may receive the arrears of said 600l. per an. from the date of the grant and that same may be duly paid for the future. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 24.
May 9. Royal warrant for a pension of 10s. a week to John Whittell, clerk, as from April 10 last, during pleasure. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 206.
Treasury warrant dormant to Sir Peter Killegrew, kt. and bart., Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall, to detain in his own hands 400l. for two years to Lady day last on the rent for the scite of Pendennis Castle, co. Cornwall, payable to him by the Crown under the lease dated 1695, May l thereof for 21 years from 1693, Lady day: and to detain the said rent of 200l. per an. in future during said terra: and if his said office of Receiver General be disposed of his successor is hereby to pay said rental to said Killegrew or his heirs as it falls due. Money Book XII, pp. 507–8.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to advance to Phillip Papillon, cashier to the Treasurer of the Navy, 15,000l. out of loans on the Duties on Marriages etc.: to be for the Victualling Commissioners, to be applied for payment of bills drawn from Cadiz for victualling the Fleet there. Take the said Papillon's receipt for same till a power can come from the Navy Treasurer to discharge the Exchequer by regular issues or payment; there being a necessity of making this advance upon the occasion of the death of Mr. Stephens [late cashier], who had the Navy Treasurer's sole authority in this behalf and the said Treasurer being now in the Straits. Disposition Book XII, p. 250.
Same to same to issue as follows out of the like loans, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, p. 251.
to the Earl of Ranelagh in further part of 99,274l. 18s. 0d. for the month's subsistence [of the Forces] in Flanders to the 20th inst., whereof 30,000l. is already paid 30,00000
[to ditto] in further part of forage and subsidies; to be sent to Mr. Hill and not disposed of till his Majesty's arrival in Flanders 10,00000
[to ditto] in further part of the arrear of subsistence [to the Forces in Flanders] to Jan. 14 last 2,12164
[to ditto] for a week's subsistence [to the Forces] in England to the 13th inst. 7,60000
[to ditto] for pay to Capt. Embree as Capt. in the Regiment of Foot, late Col. Llillingston's 55170
[to ditto] for Col. Brudenall for so much due to him from the Marquis de Rada's Regiment 74140
[to ditto] for Oliver D'harcourt for his pay as Engineer Extraordinary in Flanders for a year to Dec. 31 last at 10s. a day 182100
[to ditto] for pay to six engineers in full of 137l. 10s. 0d. each for nine months from 1694, April 1, to Dec. 31; 550l. being formerly paid thereon 27500
[to ditto] for Lord Fairfax on Lady Culpeper's allowance 60000
to Mr. Fox and Lord Coningsby for pay to Capt. Francis Yarner, late in Col. Frederick Hamilton's Regiment, from 1690–1, March 1, to 1691, May 11, formerly respited 35100
[to ditto] for widow Campbell, for pay due to her husband, late a Lieut. in Selwyn's Regiment, to 1692, April 1 23311
[to ditto] for Ann Gellet for pay to her late husband as an Ensign in Sir Henry Belasyse's Regiment 3000
£50,998 1 3
May 9. William Lowndes to Mr. Fox for a state of the accounts of Sir John Hanmer's Regiment to the time it was placed on the Irish Establishment. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 385.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Lieut. Col. Edward Hastings and three other Captains in the First Regiment of Foot Guards. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Medina in behalf of Mr. Machado and Mr. Pereira for 342l. 9s. 0d. for the hire of two vessels for transporting corn and other necessaries for the Army in Flanders in the three last years, which they allege they ought to be paid for by their contract. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Whitebread for an allowance for his extraordinary charges as Receiver of the second 4s. Aid for co. Beds. Reference Book VII, p. 102.
May 10. Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Excise for 4,000l. to the Duchess of Buccleuch for one year to Lady day last on her pension. Money Book XII, p. 511.
3,000l. to George, Duke of Northumberland, for same on his pension.
800l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton, 325l. thereof to complete 1688, Christmas quarter, on his same and 475l. thereof in part of the succeeding quarter.
May 10. Money warrant for 875l. to the late Commissioners for Public Accounts (Robert Harley, Sir Thomas Pope Blount, bart., Paul Foley, Sir Thomas Clarges, kt., Charles Hutchinson, Sir Edward Abney, kt., and Sir James Houblon) for one quarter to April 24 last on their [salary] allowance. (Money order dated May 11 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 511. Order Book IV, p. 186.
Same for 80l. 7s. 2d. to William Tailer, gent., in satisfaction (with 100l. already paid) of all fees and charges in and about the passing of two commissions under the Exchequer seal for enquiring into abuses in New Forest; and of all travelling charges etc. in the execution thereof, and for his own and his clerk's labour etc. (Money order dated May 18 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 512. Order Book IV, p. 193.
Treasury warrant to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to observe (a) infra. Money Book XII, p. 513.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Kensington, May 2 inst., that the King's thirds of the several prizes taken by Capt. Benbow (who has lately commanded some of his Majesty's ships on the coast of France) be allowed to the seamen for their encouragement; they having fetched them from the French shore and some from under their forts: all pursuant to a late Act of Parliament.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me, Lowndes, on the order in my name for secret service, 800l. out of moneys of fines of leases. Disposition Book XII, p. 250.
Same to same to issue 1,300l. to Paul Boyer, ut supra, p. 1061, out of the duties of low wines and the moneys of fines of leases. Ibid, p. 251.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to direct the Purveyor of the Navy at Portsmouth to attend the execution of the warrant for felling timber in New Forest for the repair of Burleigh Lodge, and similarly from time to time: to see that no timber fit for the Navy be disposed of. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 386.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to the house of Mr. John Pim in Water Lane to see Mr. Methuen's goods sealed in order to their transport to Portugal. Ibid, p. 387.
May 11. Money warrant for 450l. 14s.d. to the Agents for Taxes, to be by them immediately repaid into the Receipt on Edward Michell's account as Receiver of the second Quarterly Poll for co. Gloucester, being overpaid on his account of the second 4s. Aid for said county. (Money order dated May 15 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 514. Order Book IV, p. 192.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans to be made by the respective payees themselves on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XII, p. 252.
to the Master of the Robes for the service of the Office of the Robes 1,50000
to Mr. Brienne 30000
to the Earl of Romney and the rest of the Officers of the Ordnance 600510
to the executors of Sir John Trenchard on his patent fee 20000
to Madame Henriette Villiers 3,00000
to Cha. Godfrey, esq. 1,00000
to Sir John Trevor 66500
to Baptist May, esq. 1,00000
£8,265 5 10
May 13. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the executors of Bernard Eales, late goldsmith to the King, 6,665l. 10s. 4d. out of loans to be made by them or others at their nomination on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, “for which they are to receive interest at the rate of 6 per cent. Disposition Book XII, p. 252.
Same to the Auditor of Wales for a state or estimate of the whole [Crown lands] revenue of Wales and of what yearly or other charges there are upon the same at this time. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 386.
Same to the Farmers of the Lotteries. My Lords desire you to advance 50l. to Col. Leighton on his pension of 200l. per an. payable out of the Lotteries, if it will be no inconvenience to you. Deduct it out of what will be due to him at Michaelmas next. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Lowther. In reply to yours of the 4th inst. my Lords do very readily consent to your coming over for three months about your affairs as soon as Mr. Roberts or the other [Revenue] Commissioners who are now going to Ireland shall be arrived there. Ibid, p. 387.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to Mr. Whatcott's house over against the Royal Exchange in Cornhill to seal the goods as in the enclosed note [missing] in order to their transport to Turkey, being for the use of Lord Paget, Ambassador there. Ibid, p. 391.
Same to the Secretaries to the Admiralty. By royal warrant of April 20 last the King ordered payment of 12l. 19s. 0d. every 28 days out of the subsistence of Col. Coote's Regiment during its being abroad for the subsistence of some of the officers' families. Please signify this to the Admiralty Lords for directions to the person authorised to pay said subsistence, whilst the Regiment is in the Fleet, to stop said sum accordingly. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 1.
Same to same. Out of the supplies granted for the service of the war for this year 1695 the sum of 70,000l. was resolved by vote of the House of Commons to be allowed towards building, rigging, sea stores and ordnance and gunners' stores of [four] second rate ships of 90 guns each. Please desire the Admiralty Lords to inform the Treasury how much of the said 70,000l. they think proper to be paid to the Office of Ordnance for the guns etc. for the said four ships. Ibid, p. 2.
May 13. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to immediately send on board for Flanders for the King's use some wine sent as a present to his Majesty by the Duke of Tuscany; same being stopped at the Custom House because of its being entered by an alien. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 1.
Declaration by the Treasury Lords in the matter of the question which arose some time since between the Customs Commissioners and the East India Company whether the goods imported by permission or by aliens in their ships Charles II. and Sampson, lately arrived from India, were to enjoy the benefit of the Company's Charters in regard to the allowance of 2 six months' time for the payment of the duty thereon; in connection wherewith Sir Thomas Cook, kt., and Nath. Horneby entered into a bond 1694, Dec. 20, in 5,000l. conditioned to pay Sir John Shaw, bart., collector [inwards] London port, 6 per cent. interest on said duties if the Treasury decision were against said enjoyment of said privilege by aliens or by English under permission. On the said question Sir Edward Ward, kt., late Attorney General, and Sir Thomas Trevor, Solicitor General, have delivered their opinions that said privilege extends only to the goods brought in on the said Company's own account. Hereupon the Treasury Lords declare that the said aliens' or permit goods imported in the said two ships are not to enjoy the benefit of the said clause and that 6 per cent. interest be paid to Sir John Shaw on the duties thereon from the time of passing the sights [manifests] of the said two ships in the Custom House. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 467–8.
May 14. William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwaite to lay before the King a memorial of Lieut. Col. Hastings and three other Captains in the First Regiment of Foot Guards, together with the Earl of Ranelagh's report thereon. If the King agree with said report, please procure a royal warrant accordingly. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 2.
Please also procure the King's sign manual to the enclosed six warrants [missing], being (1) for 2,000l. for Lord Capell's equipage; (2) for said Lord Capel's [annual] allowance in Ireland; (3) for 400l. for Mr. Bernard Granville; (4) for 200l. for Lord Colepeper; (5) for [a lease of] the manor of Killingworth [Kenilworth] to the Earl of Rochester without fine; (6) for 200l. for Sir Godfrey Kneller as Chief Painter per an. from Lady day, 1695, and 1,000l. for five years thereof from 1690, Lady day [struck through].
Treasury warrant to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay to Abraham Clarke, Remembrancer of the City of London, 100l. 16s. 0d. for an impost bill for wines to the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs and officers of the said city, detailed. Money Book XII, p. 515.
May 14. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 36l. 4s. 6d. to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their names for the service of the Forces [in Ireland]: to be paid to Capt. Arnold Thomas for an allowance of half pay as a Reformed Engineer in Sir Henry Belasyse's Regiment from 1690, March 31, to 1691, July 27: to be issued out of loans on the Duties on Marriages etc. Disposition Book XII, p. 252.
Same to the Postmasters General to discharge the warrant for 2,350l. to the Duchess of Cleveland out of the money the Post Office revenue shall produce in every or any week over and above the weekly payments already charged thereupon. Ibid, p. 257.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports, enclosing a petition [missing] of William Phippard, owner of the Mary, Thomas Gentle master, concerning the money owing to him for carrying stores and provisions to the West Indies. Please inform yourselves what contracts were made for the said freight either by the Principal Officers of the Ordnance or the Victualling Commissioners and of the ship's burthen and the time of her employment and report thereon to my Lords. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 387.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners, enclosing a report [missing] made by Sir Edward Gregory and Mr. Dummer, two of the Commissioners of the Navy, concerning the Victualling Office at Chatham. The Treasury Lords direct you to take a 21 years' lease of the office and ground at 100l. per an. rent. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. My Lords direct you to send them your certificates in the usual form of the money received by the Treasurer of the Navy out of the Exchequer and otherwise; and of the assignments of bills ordered by your Board to be paid; and of the moneys certified to be paid to his paymaster [cashier] for wages and victualling etc., viz. from Feb. 28 (the day your last certificate ended) to April 14 last. Ibid, p. 389.
Treasury warrant appointing Thomas Windesor, esq., to be his Majesty's steward of the manor of Reigate loco John Parsons, esq. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 459.
[?] Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of the in custodiam lease to Francis Gardner of several lands in co. Norfolk, being part of the lands of Robert Daniel, outlaw; at a rent of 4s. 10d. per an. and fine of 9s. 8d. Ibid, p. 458.
May 15. William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to pay to the Treasurer of the Prince and Princess of Denmark their last Lady day quarter's 7,500l. by 1,000l. a week for the next five weeks and 500l. a week thereafter; “over and above the 5,000l. directed to be paid [to them] for that quarter by Act of Parliament.” Disposition Book XII, p. 253.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 4,360l. 12s. 6d. to Charles Shales, his Majesty's goldsmith; out of loans to be made by said Shales, or by others at his nomination, on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid.
May 15. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 35,383l. 11s. 0d. to Charles Bertie on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Ordnance: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Bertie on credit of the third 4s. Aid. This sum is intended to complete 76,383l. 11s. 0d. for the proportion payable to sea service in the Office of Ordnance out of the 1,000,000l. appropriated by the Act for said Aid [6 and 7 Wm., c. 3]. Disposition Book XII, p. 253.
Same to the Navy Treasurer to apply (out of the cash remaining reserved in your hands for wages) 9,000l. to the payment of a year's pension to the Chest at Chatham for the year 1694. Ibid, p. 254
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to advance 10,000l. to Philip Papillon, cashier to the Navy Treasurer, for the victualling affair: to be issued out of Duties on Marriage and 5,000l. thereof to be applied to answer bills drawn from Cadiz for victualling the Fleet there; and 5,000l. for the Victualling in general. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 41,493l. 1s. 6d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Forces: to be issued out of loans on the Duties on Marriages etc. and to be applied as follows, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, pp. 254–5
in further part of 99,274l. 18s. 0d. for the month's subsistence [for the Forces] in Flanders to May 20 inst., whereof 60,000l. is already paid 30,00000
towards clearing the arrear of subsistence to the Forces here [in England] to Jan. 14 last 2,00000
for a week's subsistence to the Forces here to May 20 inst. 7,60000
for Machado and Pereira in full of 33,267l. 6s. 6d., the advance on their contracts for bread and bread waggons this campaign, whereof 31,800l. has been already paid 1,46766
for Mr. Robert Henley on a contingent warrant dated 1692, Dec. 7 375150
for Capt. William Vachell of the Marquis de Rada's Regiment on account of his arrears of pay to 1695, April 1, “and is to enable him to pay for the cure of a wound he received at Camaret Bay” 5000
£41,493 1 6
Same to same to issue 15,600l. to the Earl of Bradford [Cofferer of the Household], “which is intended for the expense of the [part of the] Household [attending the King] in Flanders”: to be issued out of loans to be made by Lancelot Burton on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid, p. 255.
May 15. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 5,200l. to the Lord Auverquer, Master of the Horse, out of loans to be made by him or by others at his procurement on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: to be for the extraordinary expense of the [portion of the] Stables [attending the King] in Flanders. Disposition Book XII, p. 255.
Same to same to issue 13,000l. to the Earl of Portland, Keeper of the Privy Purse, for the service of the Privy Purse: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl or by his procurement on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid, p. 256.
Same to the Paymaster of the Works to pay to Mr. Negus on his bills enclosed [missing] for repairs in the Mews, the 634l. 7s. 5d. lately directed to you: the said bills having been approved by the Surveyor General of the Works. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 31,725l. to Lord Edward Russell [Treasurer of the Chamber] on the order in his name for the service of the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber to complete what is due there to 1694, Sept. 29: to be issued out of loans to be made by John Richards on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 8,420l. 11s. 9d. to the Earl of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, on the order in his name for the service of the Great Wardrobe: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl or by his procurement on credit as above. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Commissioners for Prizes to attend the Treasury Lords on Saturday next about the demand of the Commissioners for Prisoners at War for money out of the prizes at Guernsey and Jersey. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 387.
[?] Same to the Postmasters General. My Lords have laid before the King your proposal for an increase of wages to the officers and seamen serving in the pacquet boats “of no force.” The King approves same: as from March 4 last. Ibid, p. 388.
Appending: said proposal (master and commander, 7l. per month, increased to 10l. per month; mate increased from 2l. 2s. 0d. to 3l. 10s. 0d.; surgeon from 2l. 10s. 0d. to 3l. 10s. 0d.; midshipman from 1l. 10s. 0d. to 1l. 15s. 0d.; boatswain and gunner and carpenter from 2l. each to 3l. 5s. 0d. each; boatswain's mate, gunner's mate and quartermaster from 1l. 6s. 0d. each to 1l. 15s. 0d. each; captain's servant from 19s. to 1l.; master's, surgeon's, boatswain's, carpenter's and gunner's servant respectively unchanged at 19s.; 14 able seamen at 1l. 4s. 0d. each reduced to 11 able seamen at 1l. 10s. 0d. each; agent's instrument added at 2l.: total establishment increased from 45l. 10s. 0d. month to 50l. a month).
May 15. The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Bath. Before his departure for Flanders the King signified his pleasure to us that some care should be taken to repress the disorders in St. James's Park and that the former orders should be observed for the keeping of the said Park as were directed last summer by the late Queen, and particularly that no coaches be suffered to pass through it but such as were allowed by her said orders. We recommend this to your care. Ibid, p. 389.
May 15. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the house of the Sieur de Kleverskirk, Ambassador from the States General, to see opened the goods in the enclosed list and to deliver only such as shall appear to be for his Excellency's use. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 389.
Entry of the affidavit before the Treasury Lords by John Bull of the city of London, merchant, of his shipping in London port divers long cloths 1692, Aug. 15, in the Aleppo Factor, John Frost master, for Scandaroon, and in the George, Richard Banhir, master, for Smyrna, and 200 small piggs containing 13 fodders and two hundredweight of lead 1692, Oct. 22, in the name of Wigsall and Bell on the Mary, Charles Newman master, for Smyrna: the first two of which ships perished in the same storm with Sir Francis Wheeler and the Mary in her voyage for Turkey was lost on the coast of Portugal, being forced there by the French Fleet: [this affidavit being made with a view to obtaining an equivalent allowance of Customs free shipment of other goods]. Out Letters (Customs) XII, pp. 172–3.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Ibid, p. 173.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Kensington, May 9 inst., granting leave for the brigantine Robert, John Mullany master, Plantation built, to proceed on her voyage to New York with her six mariners, James Hewitt, Robert Lee, John Peterson, John Clullery (? Clullshery), William Johnson and Francis Whiting, “who appear [have been proved] to be natives of New York.”
The like on the like order for leave to the following ships to proceed on their voyage to Newfoundland on giving bond to go to no other part of America, viz.: Ibid.
Friendship, John Harris master, 60 tons, 7 seamen, 8 landmen.
Dolphin, John Christian commander, 120 tons, 8 seamen, 6 landmen.
St. Nicholas, John Moxham (? Moscham) master, 120 tons, 20 seamen, 8 landmen.
Burdeaux Factor, John Bacon master, 50 tons, 12 seamen, 4 landmen.
Mary ketch, John Oliver master, 40 tons, 6 seamen, 4 landmen.
Albemarle, John [? Albemarle John] John Whealen master, 90 tons, 8 seamen, 4 landmen.
Lewis, James Shadwell master, 120 tons, 10 seamen, 4 landmen.
The like on the like order for leave to the Johnson frigate, Samuel White commander, 250 tons, 20 seamen, 15 landmen, to sail to New England provided said seamen be all natives or ancient inhabitants of New England or of any of his Majesty's Plantations in America. Ibid, p. 175.
May 15. Treasury reference to John Knight, Customs Cashier, of the petition of George Tuthill, praying that his pension of 100l. per an. out of the Customs of Exeter port may be constantly paid him in the country; it being not payable to him since Christmas last out of the said Customs by reason of an Act lately passed [6 and 7 Wm. III., c. 3] for appropriating 300,000l. per an. of the Customs to the use of the war. Reference Book VII, p. 94.
Treasury order for the execution of a warrant dated May 8 inst. from the Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain, to Sir Francis Lawley, Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery to Sir William Trumbull, kt., one of the Principal Secretaries of State, of 1,000 ounces of white plate for his use, as hath been accustomed to Secretaries of State: to be made into such vessels as he shall direct. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 460.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of a tenement called the Christopher Inn at Eton, with several parcels of common field land thereto belonging, in order to a lease thereof to Jane Platt, widow, to fill up her term to 31 years at the old rent of 4l. 5s. 0d. per an. and fee of 120l. to buy off the increased rent of 10l. per an. Ibid.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on said Platt's petition for same. Petitioner holds by assignment from William Beheathland of London, salter, under a grant from Charles I., renewed in 1661 and 1682. The tenement and lands have been surveyed at 28l. per an., but 'tis alleged that the premises are old and part thereof must be rebuilt. Beheathland found it so chargeable that he has been forced to sell to petitioner.