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May 1695, 26-31

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'Entry book: May 1695, 26-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 1087-1098. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82173 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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May 1695, 26–31

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
May 27. Money warrant for 27l. 7s. 6d. to John Burrard, esq., Riding Forester in New Forest, for three years to 1691, Christmas, on his fee of 6d. a day. Money Book XII, p. 527
Same for 80l. to Robert Stephens, Messenger of the Press, as reward for his services and in satisfaction of his charge and expense in detecting and seizing a very great number of treasonable, scandalous and seditious libels and in taking and apprehending many persons concerned therein who have thereupon been prosecuted and convicted; as certified by Aaron Smith [Treasury Solicitor]. (Money order dated May 29 hereon.) Ibid, p. 528. Order Book IV, p. 196.
Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to discharge the 165l. balance of debt owing by John Woodgate, deputy postmaster for the city of Canterbury, on his payment of 195l. 8s. 2d., he being indebted 360l. 8s. 2d. to the King on his account to Lady day last; all in consideration of his good services in five years of his said employment and of his great poverty and the extraordinary charge he hath been at. Money Book XII, pp. 529–30.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue out of low wines 485l. 8s. 3d. to the Agents for Taxes and 85l. 8s. 3d. to William Burton, their clerk. Disposition Book XII, p. 265.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to pay 2,000l. into the Exchequer by 100l. a week for 10 weeks and thereafter 50l. a week for 20 weeks: to be issued to George Tollet on an unsatisfied order in his name for 2,000l. for the incidents of the Commissioners of Accounts. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same to said Tollet.) Ibid, p. 267.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to take care that no payment be made to Israel Feilding on his salary as late a Victualling Commissioner until he shall have cleared his accounts as Commissary to the Army, which accounts are now depending before the Treasury Lords. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 393.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Hugh Speke, proposing a discovery of some goods which were run ashore without payment of Customs. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Clarke to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay as follows, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, p. 394.
to Capt. Jo[h]n Yarner for his pay as Capt. late in Col. Frederick Hamilton's Regiment of Foot from 1690–1, March 1, to 1691, May 11 35100
to Arnold Thomas in full of his pay as a Reformed Ensign in Sir Henry Bellasyse's Regiment of Foot 1690, March 31, to 1691, July 27, the date of his commission 3646
to James Bernard on his allowance of 3s. a day in the list of pensioners on the [Army] Establishment, Ireland; to enable him to go over to Ireland 2000
£91146
May 27. Affidavit before the Treasury Lords by John Wood of the shipment on the George in London port of long cloths and on the Loyalty of Spanish cloths and long cloths and on the Aleppo Factor of ditto: of all which certain portions detailed were lost: [all with a view etc., ut supra, pp. 1081–2]. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 179.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit the Bank of England to export 161,550 ounces of English bullion; being for the service of his Majesty's Forces in Flanders and as in further part of 700,000 ounces authorised by a late Act of Parliament [6 and 7 Wm. III., c. 17, § 13] to be exported for that use. Ibid, p. 181.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of James Magormen, merchant, for leave for the ship Barbarah of Coleraine, 70 tons, 10 men and boys, laden with beef, pork and Irish linen, to sail from Beaumaris to the Leeward Islands: same being referred to the Treasury by order of the Lords Justices in Council of the 23rd inst. Reference Book VII, p. 99.
[? May 28.] Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Treasury Lords to direct the Exchequer to take in loans on the Act [6 and 7 Wm. III., c. 18] granting certain Duties on glass wares, stone and earthen bottles, coals and culm: viz. to a total not exceeding 564,700l. at 7 per cent. interest; levying tallies and making forth and registering orders of repayment etc., all as prescribed in said Act: the orders to be charged on the credit of the Exchequer in general and to be repayable out of the said Act so far as the same shall extend, any unpaid residue of such loans to be hereby charged on the next Aid to be granted by Parliament. (Treasury warrant to the Receipt accordingly dated June 13. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated June 14 [sic ? for 4 June].) King's Warrant Book XVIII, pp. 211–12. Money Book XII, p. 542.
May 28. Money warrant for 1,500l. to Thomas, Duke of Leeds, Lord President of the Privy Council, for one year to Lady day last on his allowance of 1,000l. per an. in lieu of diet and his 500l. per an. as royal bounty. (Money order dated May 28 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 528. Order Book IV, p. 195.
Same for 175l. 13s.d. each to Thomas Turst, Thomas Charnock, Joseph Lawson, and Thomas Payne for 1¾ years to Michaelmas, 1694, on their fee of 3s. a day and board wages allowance of 2s. 6d. a day as Serjeants at Arms; 175l. 13s.d. to John Templer for 1¾ years to 1694, Nov. 11, as a same; 100l. 7s. 6d. to Thomas Shirley for one year to 1694, Oct. 27, as a same; 100l. 7s. 6d. to Benjamin Gregg for one year to 1694, Dec. 8, as a same; 125l. 9s.d. to Samuel Powell for 1¼ years to 1694, Sept. 29, as a same; 175l. 13s.d. to Serjeant Williamson for 1¾ years to same date as a same; 50l. 3s. 9d. to Sir William Bishop for half a year to 1693, June 24, being the time of his surrender as Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Commons. Money Book XII, pp. 529, 533, 537.
May 28. Treasury warrant to Philip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, to fell dotard timber unfit for the Navy, in New Forest, sufficient to raise 158l. 3s. 6d. in money and a further 90 loads of timber for the repair of the dwelling house etc. of Theodocia Kingdon, widow, who has the custody and keeping of New Park in said forest, which is the pound in the said forest. Money Book XII, p. 530.
Money warrant for 100l. to Thomas Bromfeild, Receiver General for the second Twelve Months' Aid and Quarterly Poll for co. Sussex, for his extraordinary charges and services in his said receipt. (Money order dated June 22 hereon.) Ibid, p. 531. Order Book IV, p. 205.
Same for 1,228l. to Edward, Visct. Villiers, Envoy Extraordinary to the States General and Plenipotentiary at the Congress at the Hague; 500l. thereof for equipage, 455l. for three months' ordinary in advance as Envoy and 273l. for the like advance as Plenipotentiary. (Money order dated June 4 hereon.) Money Book XII, pp. 531, 533. Order Book IV, p. 197.
Same for 100l. to Richard Tregear, Receiver General of the 12d. Aid, 3s. Aid [2s. Aid and Additional 12d. Aid], Review of the first Poll, second Poll, first 12 Months' Aid, second ditto, first Quarterly Poll, first 4s. Aid and Review of the Quarterly Poll for co. Cornwall, in full satisfaction of his extraordinary charges and services relating to those receipts. (Money order dated June 24 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 534. Order Book IV, p. 204.
Same for 70l. to Daniell Price, Receiver General of the first Six Months' Assessment for co. Brecon and of the 3s. Aid [2s. Aid and Additional 12d. Aid] for cos. Brecon and Radnor as in full etc. as above. (Money order dated Oct. 7 hereon. With a marginal note: “this order being mislaid, a new one was signed 1697, Aug. 2.”) Money Book XII, p. 535. Order Book IV, p. 236.
Same for 100l. to Robert Chaplin, gent., Receiver General of the first 4s. Aid and Review of the Quarterly Poll for co. Suffolk in full etc. as above. Money Book XII, p. 535.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 10l. per an. to Daniell and John Mann as Comptrollers of Cardiff port. Ibid, p. 539.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 164,958l. 17s. 6d. to George Doddington, Agent to Edward Russel, esq., Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Doddington on credit of 300,000l. per an. of the Customs: same being intended for the wear and tear of the Navy and is to complete 190,958l. 17s. 6d., the proportion [due] to that head out of the said fund. The Teller of the Receipt is to take Doddington's receipt for same until a power can come from the paid Russell, who is now in the Straits. Disposition Book XII, p. 264. T 69
May 28. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 3,332l. 2s. 0d. to Richard, 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 credit of the 300,000l. per an. of the Customs. The present sum is to be paid to Monsieur Schuylenburg on his order on the following accounts, to wit 1,641l. 8s. 6d., which, with 82,892l. 4s. 6d. already paid, will complete 84,533l. 13s. 0d. in full of his debt (as settled by Mr. Blathwayte) of 853,978 gilders 18 stivers at 10 guilders 2 stivers per £ sterling; and the remaining 1,690l. 13s. 6d. for an allowance of 2 per cent. for having paid the money in Holland instead of Flanders pursuant to the King's pleasure signified in a letter from Mr. Blathwayte dated Loo, 1695, June 2, new style. Disposition Book XII, p 264.
Same to same to issue out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer 100l. to Mr. Aaron Smith to complete his late order for 300l. for Crown Law charges. Ibid, p. 265.
Same to same to issue 1,000l. to Charles Villiers out of the moneys of seizures of uncustomed and prohibited goods. Ibid.
Same to same to issue (out of fines of leases and duties on coffee) 120l. to Thomas Barnwell, Deputy Sheriff for co. Buck., ut supra, p. 1030. Ibid.
Same to same to issue to the 10 Serjeants at Arms, ut supra, pp. 1088–9, the sums ut ibid. (to a total of 1,430l. 6s. 10½d.) out of loans to be made by themselves respectively on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid, p. 266.
Same to same to advance to Phillip Papillon, Cashier to Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Navy, 4,893l. 1s. 5d. for the Victualling affair: to be advanced out of loans on the Duties on Marriages etc- and to be paid to the Victualling Commissioners to answer bills drawn from Cadiz for the victualling of the Fleet there. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the import Customs free at Chester of the goods of Sir Cyrill Wych and Mr. Duncomb, late Lords Justices of Ireland; “as the household goods of former Chief Governors [of Ireland] have usually done.” Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 394.
Same to Mr. Hutchinson to take out with all expedition the Commission for measuring the keels of ships at Newcastle and Sunderland according to the Act newly passed [6 and 7 Wm. III., c. 10], so that his Majesty may not suffer by the lapse of time prescribed by the Act. Ibid.
May 28. William Lowndes to Mr. D'Allome to deliver to me [Lowndes] the map or survey of the land at Greenwich which was made by the late Queen's direction in order to the intended Hospital there; the same being much wanted. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 395.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to discourse with Mr. Robert Finch and Mr. — Andrews on their proposals for improving the London Excise and to report thereon; my Lords having heard them thereon. Ibid.
Same to same to insert in their quarterly [salary] bills the yardkeeper of their Office at 20l. per an. and the porter there at 40l. per an.; it being my Lords' pleasure that said salaries shall not be abated out of the 200l. per an. to the Housekeeper [of said Office]. Ibid, p. 396.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Griffith as waiter and tidesman at Milford port loco William Cradock, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 181, 182.
Charles Forrester to act for the searcher in Berwick port, with 20l. per an. from the principal [searcher] or [alternatively to have] the [searcher's] fees of the port; and 20l. per an. from the King.
Edward Martin to be established to reside at or about Winchilsea and to keep an horse for the guard of that part of the coast, at 40l. per an. salary; he having been employed there on a, notice of several frauds at and about Winchilsea.
Samuell Somaster as landwaiter in Exeter port loco John Harrison, dismissed.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Child for an allowance for his extraordinary charges and pains as Receiver General for co. Wilts of the two 4s. Aids. Reference Book VII, p 100.
Report to the Lords Justices [England] on the petition of John Bingham, esq., referred to the Treasury by the late Queen; petitioner shewing that his ship Guift of Donaghadee, laden with iron to the value of 1,000l. (being petitioner's proper goods), was taken out of one of the ports in the north of Ireland by a Fr[ench] privateer called the Sun of St. Malo, commanded by Capt. Welch, and was sent to Brest, but soon after, upon the same voyage, Welch was killed and his privateer was taken by the Soldado, his Majesty's ship of war, and was brought into Plymouth; wherefore petitioner prays a grant of the King's part of said privateer in consideration that he was a great sufferer to the value of 10,000l. by the wars in Ireland and has lost three sons in his Majesty's service. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 465.
Hereon the Principal Commissioners for Prizes have reported that the said privateer was condemned in the Admiralty Court and “by them” sold (to one Bennet) by inch of candle for 429l., the King's thirds whereof amount to 115l. 4s. 2d., “and had paid the Captain [of the Soldado] 140l. for 14 guns,” as by the late Act of Parliament, which is 14l. 15s. 10d. more than the King's third comes to.
Thereupon Bingham petitioned the late Queen for a grant of same [? the whole 429l.], it being far short of the value of his losses sustained by the said ship.
May 28. Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Scugburgh (Shugburgh, Scuburgh), esq., and Frances his wife of 40 acres of arable land in the manor of Maydencot [Maiden Court], co. Berks, with the fence dividing the said manor from the common called Great Shefford Field on the east and abutting south on the enclosure called Nelkbeare in the said manor, and 4½ acres of coppice lying within the coppice called Lodge Coppice, and Yong Oaks and 80 acres of sheep walk and pasture and 1¼ acres of meadow abutting on Little Pightell meadow: being all parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall as demised to Eliz. Moore, widow, 1661, Aug. 19. The present lease is to be for 31 years at the former rents of 7l. 15s. 8d. in all and fine of 20l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, pp.540–3; XIV, pp. 433, 476.
Prefixing: (a) and (b) particular and memorandum of the premises by William Taylor, Deputy Auditor General of Crown Lands; (c) ratal by S. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of the demise to Henry Shugburgh at the nomination of said John Shugburgh and Lady Francis Moor his wife, see supra, p. 855.
May 29. Money warrant for 50l. to Benj. Mathews, Receiver General for co. Northampton of the first 4s. Aid and the Quarterly Poll, as in full for his extraordinary charges and services in those receipts. (Money order dated June 3 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 518. Order Book IV, p. 198.
Same for 100l. to David Williams, Receiver General of the first 12d. Aid [and the] Twelve Months' Aid for cos. Denbigh, Flint, Montgomery and Carmarthen as in full etc. ut supra. (Money order dated June 24 hereon: with a marginal note dated 1711, June 21. “Let this order be executed.”) Money Book XII, p. 518. Order Book IV, p. 205.
Same for 10l. to William Middleton for charges in prosecuting divers persons for fraud in relation to the duties on foreign wheat. Money Book XII, p. 532. Order Book IV, p. 196. Disposition Book XIII, p. 2.
And 8l. 5s. 0d. to William Bayley for his service in attending the Treasury at Kensington from Nov. 13 last to May 14 last. (Money order dated May 30 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt, dated May 31, to issue same cut of any disposeable money in the Exchequer.)
Treasury order to the Receipt for payment to be made on a lost order, No. 1,170, dated 1694, Aug. 10, for an annuity of 12l. to Richard Hale during the lives of Thomas Carter and Richard Carter on 100l. paid into the Exchequer on the Act [6 and 7 Wm. and Mary, c. 3, for the 4s. Aid and for providing an annuity fund by] granting duties on tonnage of ships etc. Order Book IV, p, 195.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 173,850l. 3s. 5d. 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 credit of the Duties on Marriages etc. This sum is intended to be reserved in his hands for such uses of the war as my Lords shall particularly appoint. Disposition Book XII, p. 266.
May 29. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of the small branches of the revenue) 81l. 3s. 4d. to Baron Bradbury. Disposition Book XII, p. 268.
Same to same to issue to the Earl of Ranelagh as follows on his unsatisfied order for the Forces, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid.
Out of loans on the Duties on Marriages etc.
towards clearing the arrear of subsistence to the Forces in England to Jan. 14 last 1,00000
towards clearing the General Officers to Jan. 1 last 1,00000
in part of 7,600l. for a week's subsistence to the Forces in England from May 28 inst. to June 3 next 2,766113
Out of moneys in the Exchequer arising out of the purchase of reversions or annuities.
to complete the above 7,600l. 4,83389
for Sir John Jacob for clothing and accoutrements for 390 men detached out of his Regiment for the Straits 1,43350
for levy money to same for said 390 men at 10s. each 19500
for the widow of Lieut. Campbell, late of Col. Selwyn's Regiment, in full of his arrears of pay from 1693, April 1 to July 19, the day he was killed 266
for the widow Brehen for the arrears of her late husband's pay as a Lieut. in Sir David Colyear's Regiment of Foot 39113
£11,294211½
Same to same to advance 14,385l. 10s. 3d. to Philip Papillon, cashier to Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Navy; for the Victualling Office: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Papillon on credit of the Duties on Marriages etc. This sum is to complete the 54,278l. 11s. 8d. for the proportion to the Victualling out of this [Marriages Duties] fund. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed remonstrance and articles [missing] of Walter Jenkins, on his Majesty's behalf, against Walter Middleton, esq., and other officers in Milford port. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 395.
Same to Mr. Clarke to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 1,374l. 9s. 10d. to John Hay and partners for clothing the Royal Regiment of Scots Horse in 1688 according to the said Earl's report of March 11 past: a moiety of which sum is already put into said Earl's hands for this purpose. Ibid, p. 396.
May 29. William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwaite to procure the King's assent and signature to the following nine warrants, viz.: Out Letters (General) XV, p. 3.
for 2,000l. to Sir William Trumbull as Secretary of State.
for 1,850l. per an. each to the Secretaries of State.
for 200,000l. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance.
for the Hackney Coaches Commission.
for 100l. per an. to Antho. Meeke as Receiver for the Hackney Coaches Commission.
letter to the Lord Deputy about placing the salary of Mr. Burgh, Accomptant General of Ireland, on the Irish Establishment.
for a grant of part of Arkingarthdale to Mr. Hill and Mr. Hardwick.
letter to the Lord Deputy about Army bills.
ditto to same about paying 500l. to Mris. Maurice.
[?] Same to Auditor Bridges, enclosing Israel Feilding's memorial and abstract of his accounts (shewing charge receipts 17,360l. 9s. 4d.; balance 903l. 19s. 0d.: total charge 18,264l. 8s. 4d.: total discharge bypayments 18,264l. 8s. 4d.). Ibid.
May 29. Affidavit by Thomas Trench before the Treasury Lords of his shipping in London port of long and short cloths, detailed, in the George and the Aleppo Factor and the Loyalty; of which ships the George and Aleppo Factor were cast away “with all the said goods, as likewise the Lumley Castle, which took in part of the Loyalty's lading: [all with a view to allowance, ut supra, pp. 1081–2]. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 176.
The like by Nicholas Cullen of his shipping in Dover port of spices, detailed; and of oils and many other sundries, detailed, in the name of Frederick Phillips, which goods were taken and made prize by the French. Ibid, pp. 183–4.
The like by same of his shipment in said port in the name of Abraham De Hyster of details of linen, Rowles, orenbriggs, Barbers cheeks [checks], calicoes, narrow Sletia [Silesia] linen, hounscott bayes, wrough incle, Brigges [Bruges] thread and sewing silk, Hambrough twine, narrow German linen, Turkey cordivan skins, Wadnoll stockings, Battances, ladda, Poldavies, Sletia diaper and many other sundries, detailed, which goods were exported in the Margaret, which ship was made prize by the French. Ibid, pp. 184–5.
The like by Jasper Clutterbook of his shipping in London port of cloths, detailed, in the George and the Aleppo Factor, which were cast away etc. as above. Ibid, p. 185.
The like by same of his shipping of other cloths, detailed, in said ship George. Ibid.
The like by William Northey of his shipment in London port of two long cloths in the George, which ship was cast away in the voyage to Smyrna. Ibid.
May 29. Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 186.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Lords Justices in Council, dated Whitehall, May 23, for leave to the following ships to sail, notwithstanding the embargo, they being laden with stores for his Majesty's service in the West Indies, viz.:
Anne and Hannah, Joseph Strutt, master, with stores for the Bristol and Play prize at Barbados.
Adventure, Michaell White master, with stores for the Chester at Antigua.
Elizabeth pink, John Lund master, with stores for the Hampshire and Experiment at Jamaica.
Same to same to observe (a) infra. Ibid.
Prefixing: order, ut supra, for like leave to the Durham Yard, Robert Jefferys master, being laden with provisions and stores for his Majesty's ships Bristol and Play, prize at Barbados.
Treasury reference to fame of the petition of Richard Bretton, customer of Sandwich port and collector of Dover port, praying an allowance for receiving and accounting for the Additional Duties and for inspecting the several ports in co. Kent. Reference Book VII, p. 100.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Arscott for extension of lease of the tenement called Horslade, alias Hoglade, part of the manor of Bradford and Duchy of Cornwall. Ibid.
Treasury order for the execution of a warrant dated March 22 last from the Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain, to Sir Francis Lawley, Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery to Mris. Golstein for the use of Lady Steerum (Stirum) of 120 ounces of gilt plate “at her christening “as a gift from the late Queen. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 466.
May 30. Treasury authorisation to John Shales, one of the [Exchequer Court] Auditors [of the Crown Revenues], to take the accounts of the Crown revenues in cos. York, Durham and Northumberland, the office of auditor whereof is lately void by the death of Anthony Stephens, esq., and the said Shales being willing to undertake the execution thereof without further charge to the Crown save the present allowances, which only defray the clerks' salaries and the incidents charges. Ibid, p. 432.
May 31. Money warrant for 40l. to Paul Boyer for so much laid out by him, pursuant to the King's particular direction, for and towards the maintenance of two sons of Mr. Brassalaye at Eton School for one year ended the 17th inst. (Money order dated June 3 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 532. Order Book IV, p. 197.
Treasury warrant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay 77l. 4s. 9½d to John Tayler for duties on masts and on provisions for shipping imported by him from New England, “the same [Customs] having been promised him to be repaid for the encouragement of that trade.” Money Book XII, p. 535.
May 31. Treasury warrant dormant to the Auditor of Wales to make forth debentures from time to time for payment (out of the [Crown] revenue of North Wales) of the salary of 100l. per an. to John Combes as Chief Justice of Chester and Flint and 100l. per an. salary and 30l. per an. diet money as Chief Justice of cos. Denbigh and Montgomery. Money Book XII, p. 534.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to satisfy (out of the loans made by Mr. Bartholomew Burton on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise) “the interest of the loans payable out of the second Quarterly Poll.” Disposition Book XIII, p. 1.
Same to same to issue (out of the like loans by said Burton) as follows: l. s. d. Ibid.
to Edward Nicholas, to complete 8,000l. formerly directed to him for the servants of the late Queen 4,00000
to the Countess of Dorchester 85000
to the Duchess of Buckingham 30000
to Lord Hunsdon 20000
to Lord Colepeper 20000
to Lord Cutts 442106
to Willam Taylor 8072
to Mr. Stephens, messenger of the Press 14000
to 11 Judges for last Hilary term 2,75000
to 11 Masters in Chancery for same time 27500
to the Judges of Wales for ditto 17500
to the Attorney General 4000
to the Solicitor General 35134
to the Treasurer of the Chamber to complete so much by him advanced to servants who are attending the King in Flanders 2,133130
to ditto for Mr. Sonnius for pictures 4800
£11,67040
Same to same to issue as follows out of loans to be made by the payees themselves on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, viz.. l. Ibid, p. 2.
to the Paymaster of the Works to be by him paid over to William Story in full of all his bills and demands whatsoever for 1687, March 31, to 1694, Sept. 30, for keeping the birds and beasts in St. James's Park under his care 200
to the Treasurer of the Chamber, to be paid to Mr. Soames, Apothecary to the Household, for a. year's salary to Christmas last 160
to the 11 Judges of England for Easter term 2,750
to 11 Masters in Chancery for same time 275
to the Judges of Chester for same 175
to the Duke of Ormonde to complete the order in his name for 2,500l. 1,250
to the Earl of Sussex 600
£5,410
May 31. William Lowndes to Mr. Bartholomew Burton. The Trustees of the Orphans Bank have agreed with the Treasury Lords to furnish 15,000l. on the tallies of loan lately levied in your name for 35,000l. on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise at 6 per cent. interest and 2 per cent, gratuity to be paid down. Upon the said Trustees paying you the said 15,000l. you are to deliver to them tallies to that amount and to pay down to them 300l. for the said gratuity or discount. Disposition Book XIII, p. 2.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to Admiral Russell's house the boxes as in the enclosed letter [missing] to be opened there. Mr. Doddington, the said Admiral's paymaster, will pay such duty as is payable thereon. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 396.
Same to same [sic erratum for Navy Commissioners]. Consul Gwyn at Malaga has laid out 25l. 8s. 8d. for expresses by direction of Admiral Russell and has drawn a bill for same on the late secretary, Sir John Trenchard, which the Duke of Shrewsbury has allowed under his hand. The Treasury Lords look upon this as a service which particularly respects the Navy. They direct you to make forth a bill on the Navy Treasurer for the immediate payment of Gwyn's bill when it becomes due. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mary Birt, widow, praying payment of 20l. 12s. 1d. due to her husband as Ensign in Col. Selwin's Regiment (formerly Col. Kirk's), who was killed in Flanders in 1693. Ibid, p. 397.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to lay before the King for his pleasure thereon the enclosed report [missing] of the Earl of Ranelagh upon the petition of Paul Docminique, late clerk to the Third Troop of Guards, concerning money deducted from the said Troop for their transportation to and from Ireland. Will his Majesty bear the loss of the sums therein mentioned or shall it be charged on the Troop? Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 187.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Lords Justices in Council, dated Whitehall, May 30 inst., that the general embargo laid Nov. 13 last or at any time since be taken off from all ships and vessels whatsoever.
Treasury warrant to same to pay John Sansom, Secretary to the Customs, so much as the allowance of 300l. per an. amounts to from the time his perquisites of fees were taken away from him by the last grant of Tonnage and Poundage up to Lady day last; and from Lady day last to put the said allowance of 300l. per an. on the [Customs] establishment. The said sum is in lieu of the 300l. per an. which is paid out of the salary of the said office [of Customs Secretary] to Robert Bertie [senr.] and is to cease when the said allowance to Mr. Bertie shall determine “or so soon as the present oath prescribed by the said last Act of Tonnage and Poundage shall be abrogated, which [ever of these two] shall first happen.” Ibid.
May 31. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of 8½ tons of Brazil wood imported by Isaac Portello from Lisbon in a Portugal built ship manned and owned by Portuguises, said wood being of the growth of Brazil, a Plantation belonging to Portugal: the said commodity having been hitherto imported from Portugal without interruption, and petitioner being unaware that the importation thereof in Portuguese shipping was prohibited under the Navigation Act; the Customs Commissioners having reported their opinion May 6 last that “however it were casus omissus in the said recited law not sufficiently to provide for the importation of the goods of these [Spanish and Portuguese Plantation] countries in their [Spain's and Portugal's] own shipping, which seems to be the general latitude and meaning of the said Act in other points of navigation, or whether the same were purposely restrained in favour of the English navigation, or whether it may be prudent at this time to take the advantage of forfeiture upon the ignorance or inadvertency of a subject of the Crown of Portugal in a commodity which is one of the regalia of that Crown and immediately under the disposition thereof when at the same time the English have liberty to carry any of the commodities of our Plantations in our own shipping to any part of that kingdom you submit to our [the Treasury Lords'] opinion.” Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 188.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor General of Works, of the petition of Alexander Fort et al. for payment of 328l. 16s. 0d. for the coffins and work about them of the late Queen. Reference Book VII, I. 100.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Bludworth of London, merchant, for leave to amend an entry of 109 pieces of narrow Germanys [being entered] as single pieces at 26 ells a piece instead of 52 ells a piece, being so entered by mistake of his servant. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of the First Marine Regiment, praying that the imprest bill for their clothing, instead of being charged on the officers' [and soldiers'] pay for the year 1694, may be charged on the year 1695, [said bill] “amounting to 6,851l. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to pay (out of moneys in your hands for wages) 500l. to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded, on account of the maintenance of prisoners of war. (Same to the Navy Commissioners to make forth a bill on the said Treasurer for said sum to be payable to Richard Povey, Treasurer for Sick and Wounded.) Disposition Book XIII, p. 3.