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'Entry book: June 1695, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 1098-1117. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82174 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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June 1695, 1–15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
June 1. Treasury warrant to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to the information against Leonard Browne, commander of the Benjamin, lately arrived from Surat and discharged in the Thames January last, for having unknowingly landed without entry amongst his own goods a pot of bezer (Besoar) which was consigned to Sir John Geare and reported by the purser among the rest of the ship's cargo. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 190.
June 4. Money order for 41l. 1s. 3d. to Sir William Bishop, late Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Commons, being for half a year to 1693, June 24, on the allowance of 4s. 6d. a day which has been constantly paid him to make his fee equal to that of the rest of the Serjeants at Arms. Order Book IV, p 196.
William Lowndes to Mr. Griffin. In reply to yours of the 1st inst., the business about which my Lords would this day have spoken with you was the prosecuting and finishing your father's accounts as late Treasurer of the Chamber. Attend my Lords thereon this day three weeks, Tuesday, the 25th inst. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 397.
Same to Mr. Hall to attend on the same day about said Griffin's accounts. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to obtain the King's assent and signature to the following warrants, viz. for 300l. to the Duchess of Buckingham; 500l. to Sir Robert Atkins; 125l. to Mris. Mary Kirke; 600l. to the Earl of Sussex; 100l. to Susanna Foxton; 150l. to Philip Howard. Ibid. XV, p. 3.
Affidavit before the Treasury Lords by Samuel Guigner for himself and partners of the shipment in Penzance port of 20 slabs of tin containing 335 hundredweight and 20 lbs. in the Thomas and Francis (whereof 314 hundredweight were entered Customs free as in lieu of the like quantity formerly shipped [and lost] and the remainder paid duty), which ship was taken by the French with the said goods therein: [said affidavit being made for purpose, ut supra, pp. 1081–2]. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 189.
The like by Nicho. Tourton of the shipment in London port of 124 hundredweight of tin in the Sta. Clara Domingo, which was taken by the French. Ibid.
The like by same of the shipment ibid. of 28 fodder [containing] 700 [7 hundred] weight of lead in the Victory, which goods were all taken by the French. Ibid.
The like by William Ivall of the shipment ibid. of long cloths, detailed, in Aleppo Factor and the George, which goods were cast away and perished in the sea. Ibid.
June 5. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to abate out of the pay of the officers of the First Marine Regiment for the present year 1695 the imprest of 6,851l. made out in November last to the Marquess of Carmarthen for the payment of Mr. Acton and partners for clothes and beds for said Regiment, which imprest was then directed to be cleared out of the pay and wages due to the officers and soldiers of the said Regiment from 1693–4, Feb. 23. Disposition Book XIII, p. 5. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 4.
Same to the executors of Robert Squibb, junr. There is due from said Squibb as Receiver of the Benevolence money collected for the Redemption of Captives [in Barbary] a certain sum of the said money. You are to prosecute and finish his accounts relating to that receipt with all expedition and to take care to pay the money so due “as also in relation to the money which had been directed for General Gourdon”: otherwise process will issue against you for the said Captives money and against the Teller for the money which was to have been paid the said Gourdon. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 4.
June 5. William Lowndes to the Secretaries of the Admiralty. My Lords conceive it necessary for the ascertaining the subsistence to the four Regiments lately sent to Cadiz that they should from time to time be mustered on ship board. Please request the Admiralty Lords to give orders therefor accordingly. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 5.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Wilcock, junr., shewing that upon being constituted a Commissioner of Excise he was obliged to relinquish the interest and concern he had in the brewing trade and accordingly let his [brew] house to Mr. Rice Fellows, and about Christmas, 1693, finding Fellows much in debt for Excise did, in order to secure his vessels and brewing utensils, oblige him to enter into a bond of 1,000l. to the King, but Fellows afterwards failed and said brewhouse was seized, and the Commissioners insist on selling the utensils, although the debt is covered by said bond etc.; therefore praying a discharge of said utensils. Reference Book VII, p. 101.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Gray, shewing that he discovered several plantations of tobacco, by which means they were destroyed, but his only encouragement was being made a tidewaiter, from which the said Commissioners dismissed him; therefore praying a recompense suitable to his services, he being able to make further discoveries. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Joshua Wright, a landcarriage officer, London port, and of 13 years' service with 35l. per an. salary, therefore praying for some better employment and pay, he having done several services towards the Government. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 5,231l. 7s. 8d. to Charles Bertie on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Ordnance: to be issued out of loans on the third 4s. Aid: and to be applied to the furnishing and providing of guns and other furniture for the four Second Rate ships now to be built: and is the full proportion to that head out of this fund, the whole sum which is to be issued to the said Treasurer of the Ordnance for this service being 12,465l. 19s. 8d. Disposition Book XIII, p. 3.
Same to same to issue 2.000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued as follows, viz. 325l. out of loans on the new Customs, and 1,675l. out of money [subscriptions] for reversionary annuities. This sum is to be in part of 7,600l. for the week's subsistence to the Forces, England, ending the 10th inst. Ibid.
June 5. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt for a certificate of the moneys paid into the Receipt in the year ended June 1 inst. for the 5–7th parts of the several rates and duties on tonnage of ships and vessels applicable to the Bank's annuity of 100,000l. per an. Disposition Book XIII, p. 4.
Same to same. You were directed by the letter of May 31 last to satisfy (out of Bartholomew Burton's loans on the Excise) the interest of the loans on the second Quarterly Poll. My Lords now desire that no more than 5,000l. of the said loans be so applied. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners, enclosing an abstract [missing] of bills drawn on the Treasurer of the Navy for money paid by several collectors of Excise by order of the Lords Lieutenants or Deputy Lieutenants of the counties for maintaining and conveying imprested seamen from place to place for his Majesty's service; amounting to 1,152l. 16s.d. You are to pay said bills and charge same to the respective persons that received the money till they account for same. Ibid.
June 6. Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Eliz. Risley, widow of Henry Risley, for the arrears of his pay as a Lieut, in Sir David Collier's Regiment. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 5.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to attend the Solicitor General for his opinion on the enclosed letter [missing] from some of the Commissioners for the Marriage Duties in co. Dorset touching a dispute amongst them on a certain clause in the Act for said Duties. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh not to stop the growing pay of Capt. Thomas Silver on account of the 200l. paid him in Oct. last, he having petitioned that same be not deducted out of his pay but be allowed him in consideration of the loss he sustained last summer at Havre de Grace and his great charge in curing his wounds and broken leg; he having a pretension for allowance of said 200l. as royal bounty for such charges. Ibid, p. 8.
June 7, dated from our camp at Becelaer. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Lawrence, Earl of Rochester, of the coppices or woodlands as follows in the lordship or manor of Killingworth [Kenil-worth] and of the Crown title thereto: to hold to him and his heirs etc. for ever as of the manor of East Greenwich in free and common socage at the yearly rent of 6s. 8d.: without fine, in consideration of his good and acceptable services. King's Warrant Book XVIII, pp. 213–18.
Appending: (a) particular of the premises made out by Deputy Auditor R. Marriott. The coppice or woodland called Killingworth Woods with its members, viz. Stonely Coppice containing 227 acres, Blundell's Coppice containing 99 acres, Shawberry Coppice containing 44 acres, Knights Coppice containing 35 acres, Glasehouse Coppice containing 52 acres, Whorstone Coppice containing 38 acres, Tenn Acre Coppice containing 21 acres, Harpesford, alias Little Reynolds Coppice, containing 39 acres, Little Knowlhill Coppice containing 10 acres, Great Reynolds Coppice containing 59 acres, Buttons Coppice containing 30 acres, all in the manor or Honor of Killingworth, and of the clear annual value of 20l.: all as demised to Sir Charles Berkeley 1660–1, March 18.
(b) ratal by S. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of said particular, estimating a fine of 1,000l. for the grant as above.
June 7. Royal sign manual, dated “at our camp at Becelaer,” for 5,500l. to the Earl of Portland, Keeper of the Privy Purse; for the use and service of the Privy Purse. (Money warrant dated June 13 hereon.) (Money order dated June 14 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 219. Money Book, XII, p. 541. Order Book IV, p. 200.
Same for the following sums as royal bounty, viz.: l. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 219. Money Book XII, p. 541. Order Book IV, p. 199.
to the Countess Dowager of Anglesea 100
to Magdalen Coningham 100
to William Fanshaw, esq. 50
to Henry Killigrew, esq 50
to Edward Howard, esq 50
(Money warrant dated June 13 hereon.) (Money order dated June 14 hereon.)
Same for 200l. to John, Lord Culpeper, as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated June 24 hereon.) (Money order dated June 26 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 220. Order Book IV, p. 205.
Same for 400l. to Bernard Glanville, without account, in consideration of a greater sum due to him from the Crown. (Money warrant dated June 21 hereon.) (Money order dated June 22 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 220. Order Book IV, p. 203.
Royal warrant for 2,600l. to Henry, Lord Capel, as the King's free gift for and towards his equipage as Lord Deputy of Ireland. (Money warrant dated June 21 hereon.) (Money order dated June 22 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 221. Order Book IV, p. 203.
Same to Lord Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, to insert in the present and future establishment for the office of Treasurer of the Chamber the annuity, fee or salary of 200l. to Sir Godfrey Kneller, “our chief painter,” in respect of his said employment or office: to commence from 1695, Lady day. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 222.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Thomas, Lord Coningsby, of the manors of Marden, alias Mawarden, and Kingsland, alias Kingslane, co. Hereford, and all their appurtenances and all the Crown title thereto: to hold to him and his heirs etc. for ever in free and common socage as of the manor of East Greenwich: with a clause providing that the trustees of the Queen Dowager shall stand possessed of the premises from the time of her decease only in trust for said Coningsby to convey or assign same as he shall direct. Ibid, pp. 232–8.
Appending: (a) particular by Auditor William Aldworth of the premises: the said manor of Marden of the clear yearly value of 73l. 10s. 5d., late the lands of Francis Throckmorton, attainted of high treason, and granted 1629, Aug. 13, to Henry, Earl of Holland, et al., in trust for the then Queen Consort for 99 years and by privy signet warrant of 1660, Oct. 20, granted to Henry, Earl of St. Albans, et al., for the residue of said term in trust as aforesaid, and by indenture tripartite of 1692 [1672], July 31, transferred by the said Earl et al. to Denzill, Lord Holies, et al., in trust for the present Queen Dowager and whose term was by indenture of 1673, Aug. 13, extended for a further 43 years, and by indenture quadripartite of 1687, April 26, was transferred to Lewis, Earl of Feversham, et al., as trustees for the remaining term therein: together with a statement of the demesnes.
The manor of Kingsland of the clear yearly value of 35l. 1s.d., as granted 1629, July 11, to Henry, Earl of Holland, et al., as above for the remainder of a 99 years' term before granted to Sir Francis Bacon et al. and under trust as above, and since assigned for the Queen Dowager as above: together with a state of the rents of said manor.
(b) Ratal by S. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of said particular. The rents and profits of the manor of Kingsland which would become due to the Crown at the death of the Queen Dowager are computed at 36l. 11s.d., and the improved value of two small tenements there are surveyed at 18l. 18s. 0d. per an. The whole rents and profits of the manor of Marden, amounting to 301l. 17s. 0d. per an., are in lease to Charles Bertie for 31 years after the Queen Dowager's death. The consideration of the present grant is to be a fine of 995l. 15s.d. to be paid into the Exchequer.
June 7. Money warrant for 654l. 14s. 0d. to the officers and clerks of the Tally Court in full satisfaction for their fees on tallies levied and stricken by them for the service of the Crown, without fees, pursuant to Treasury direction, from Easter, 1694, to Easter, 1695, amounting to 6,547,691l. 14s.d., which at 2s. per 1,000l. (as hath always been allowed) comes to 654l. 14s. 0d. (Money order dated June 9 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 536. Order Book IV, p. 198.
Same for 171l. 10s. 0d. to Roger Charnock, esq., Serjeant at Arms attending the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, for his pains and disbursements in attending said Lord Keeper as Speaker of the House of Peers during the last two Sessions of Parliament, being 1s. a day for 1693, Nov. 7, to 1694, April 24, and 1694, Nov. 12, to 1695, May 3. (Money order dated June 10 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 537. Order Book IV, p. 198.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Commissioners for [Stamped] Paper and Parchment to insert in their bill of incidents an additional salary of 100l. per an. for William Bridges, their secretary, “in consideration of the daily attendance he hath at your Board without perquisites, and the smallness of the salary (being only 100l. per an.) which is assessed to the present tax at 4s. in the £.” Money Book XII, p. 538.
Money warrant for 66l. 13s. 4d. to Brook Bridges for one year to Lady day last on his patent fee as an Auditor of Imprests. Ibid, pp. 538, 541.
June 7. Money warrant for 40l. 13s. 4d. to Sir Edward Ward for half a year to Lady day last on his fee as Attorney General. Money Book XII, p. 538
35l. to Sir Thomas Trevor for same on same as Solicitor General.
Same for 250l. each to Sir John Nicholas, William Bridgeman, William Blathwayte and Richard Coling for one year to 1694, Sept. 29, as Clerks of the Privy Council. Ibid, p. 539.
Same for 45l. 12s. 6d. each to Nath. Cox and Ben. Coling for one year to 1694, Sept. 30, on their allowance of 2s. 6d. a day each as Keepers of the Council Chamber. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Michael Le Vasseur, without account, in reward for divers services by him performed for his Majesty. (Money order dated June 13 hereon.) Ibid, p. 540. Order Book IV, p. 201.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 103,903l. 10s. 1d. to the clothiers of the Army out of the 173,850l. 3s. 5d. directed to you, ut supra, p. 1092, viz. by assigning to said clothiers the said sum upon such of the orders for the loans on the Marriage Duties as stand last in course of payment upon the register [of the said loans] in the Exchequer. This sum is to complete the 207,807l. 0s. 3d. due to Jan. 1 last for the offreckonings of the several Regiments, Troops and Companies specified in said Earl's report of March 11 last. Disposition Book XIII, p. 5.
You are also to assign on the like orders the sum of 500l. to Col. Colthorp, who commands the Regiment late under Col. St. George, “his Majesty having ordered that sum to be advanced to that Regiment on account of clothing.”
Same to same to pay (out of loans in your hands on credit of the abovesaid Duties on Marriages) 50l. to Peter Ceely, fort major at Plymouth, for his extraordinary service in that post and garrison. Place the same to the account of contingencies. Ibid.
Same to Sir Leonard Robinson. The Treasury Lords desire you to advance to John Smith 2,000l. on the tallies levied April 26 last on the Post Office revenue for the service and expense of his Majesty's gardens, which tallies are to be satisfied by 300l. a week from date hereof. My Lords will allow you 1 per cent. discount and 6 per cent. interest. Ibid, p. 6.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to examine into the enclosed paper [missing], giving notice of some prohibited goods designed to be imported by the Dutch convoy and said to be on board one of the King's yachts. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 5.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to write to the respective officers of Excise for an account what glass [manufactory] houses are in their several districts, distinguishing whether they are bottle houses or of any other kind and what quantities they usually do or can make when lighted. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. I read to my Lords yours of the 2nd inst. intimating that Monsieur Schuylenburgh has informed the King that no final settlement is yet made of the exchange of money lately paid here [London] on account of his disbursements and conveying the King's pleasure that Schuylenburgh be treated in the matter of the exchange of his money in like manner as the Bank of England and that a £ sterling be allowed him at 10 guelders in Holland, where the money was disbursed, as being the nearest proportion to 10 guelders 2 stivers in Brabant. Ibid, p. 6.
I am to say that at present my Lords have directed 1,690l. 15s. 6d. for an allowance of 2 per cent. because the money is repaid in Flanders; and they intend to pay the rest of Mr. Schuylenburg's demand pursuant to the King's pleasure, when it shall appear that all the money advanced by Mr. Schuy-lenburg was paid in Holland and not in Flanders, “which their Lordships think necessary for justifying an allowance amounting to 3 per cent. on that account.”
Please take care that the acquittance for such of the money in that account as has been paid for subsidies to the Allies may be put into your hands and transmitted by you to the [Army] Pay Office here [London] in order to have the times adjusted for which the respective payments were made.
June 7. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to permit Lord Villiers (who is going as Envoy Extraordinary to the States General) to transport his horses thither; and to send an officer to his lodgings in Whitehall to seal his goods for transport thither, being furniture and clothes etc.: duty is to be paid on what is Customable. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 6.
Same to the Paymaster of the Works to pay to Mr. Story, keeper of the birds and beasts in St. James's Park, the 200l. directed to be issued to you, ut supra. p. 1096: to be for the keeping same from 1687, March 31, to 1694, Sept. 30. Ibid, p. 7.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to obtain the King's sign manual to the enclosed warrant for regulations about the subsistence and offreckonings of the Army and to settle the method of payments to be made by the Agents who defer their securities, pursuant to the late Act. Ibid.
Same to the Secretaries of the Admiralty, enclosing a draft warrant [missing] for empowering Mr. Gibson to enquire of frauds in payment of tickets for seamen's wages. The Treasury Lords intend to sign same if the Admiralty Lords have no objection. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to perform the reparations in St. James's Park to the amount of your estimate of 174l. 15s. 6d. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners, enclosing an account [missing] shewing how the salt duty revenue at the several places near Newcastle-on-Tyne is prejudiced by the manner of measuring the salt. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to attend the Solicitor General for his opinion on the enclosed query [missing] from one of the Commissioners of the Aids in co. Surrey concerning the Act for Births and Marriages [Duties]. Ibid, p. 8.
June 7. William Lowndes to Sir Christopher Wren to view a convenient place in the Savoy to make a house for a Marshal for the Forces and to estimate for same. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 8.
Same to Mr. Clark to procure a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby to pay 40l. 7s. 4d. to the Transports Commissioners to complete the satisfaction of two bills of 40l. to Capt. John Price and 30l. to Capt. John Grist for transporting soldiers of the Duke of Bolton's Regiment from England to the West Indies in 1690. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Hannah Collier, widow of Capt. Henry Collier, who was killed in the battle at Landen in Flanders, praying payment of 75l. 8s. 5d. due to him as late Capt. in Col. Selwin's Regiment. Ibid. XIV, p. 397.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Emanuell Johns (an extraordinary tidesman at Falmouth) as tidesman and boatman at Penzance loco Thomas Leane, who has quitted the service. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 191, 192.
Walter Kestle (an extraordinary tidesman, Bideford) as tidesman in fee ibid. loco Henry Cad, dismissed.
Robert Pitcher as tidesman at Yarmouth loco Richard Eaton, lately deceased.
George Browne (an extraordinary tidesman, Milford port) as waiter and tidesman there loco Thomas Bowen, lately deceased.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Duke of Ormonde, praying liberty to coin pence and twopences for the use of the kingdom of Ireland according to a specimen delivered with the said petition: which petition the King has forwarded to the Treasury Lords. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 32.
Same to same. Referring to ours of 1694, May 23, supra, p. 631, on the memorial of Visct. Charlemont, Lord Mountjoy, Sir Richard Atkins and John Courthope, Col[onels] of the four Regiments of Foot which were raised here [in England] for the service of Ireland, concerning the pay for their clothing, we have lately received a second memorial on behalf of the said Colonels representing the great difficulties they lie under by reason they have received no part of the said money for clothing and there are now three months elapsed since the payment thereof should have begun. We repeat our former desires and earnestly recommend to you to put the said payment in such a way that the said Colonels may receive same by the said monthly payments without further delay. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. John Rawlins, with Mr. Foxe's report thereon, petitioner praying directions to the Commissioners for Forfeitures in Ireland to allow a debt due from the Brandenburg Regiment for quarters in lieu of so much due from him to the Crown for rent of lands he is tenant of in the lordship of Rathangan, co. Kildare. Ibid, p. 33.
June 7. Royal warrant dormant to Henry, Lord Capell, Lord Deputy of Ireland, to issue his warrants or orders from time to time to the Receiver or Receivers General of the revenue there for 6,593l. 6s. 8d. per an. to himself, being the usual allowance or entertainment to the Lord Lieutenant or Lord Deputy of Ireland, to commence from the date on which he receives the sword of State; and further for the payment similarly of so much as the fees for the licences for exporting wool shall fall short of the annual income which said licences produced by a medium for the last seven years of the reign of Charles II. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 34–5.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Sir Christopher Musgrave that no grant or lease pass to one Mr. Sympson of Moor or Meer lands in co. Cumberland till he be heard. Caveat Book, p. 40.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,228l. to Lord Villiers, who is going as Envoy Extraordinary to the States General: on the unsatisfied order in his name for that purpose: to be issued out of Bartholomew Burton's 35,000l. loan on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XIII, p. 4.
June 8. Royal letters patent constituting and appointing Sir Edward Ward (Serjeant at Law) to be Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer: with all the emoluments etc. as enjoyed by Sir Robert Atkyns, Knight of the Bath. King's Warrant Book XVIII, pp. 282–3.
June 10. Money order for 100l. to Sir Littleton Powis for Hilary and Easter terms last past on his 200l. per an. as Second Justice of Chester. Order Book IV, p. 199.
250l. to the executrix of Sir John Trenchard for same time on his 500l. per an. as late Chief Justice of Chester.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans to be made by the respective payees concerned or by any others at their nomination on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, viz.: Disposition Book XIII, p. 6.
250l. each to Sir John Nicholas, Richard Colinge, William Blathwaite and William Bridgeman.
1,215l. 17s. 11d. to William Blathwaite for the Plantation Office.
45l. 12s. 6d. each to Benj. Colinge and Nathaniell Cox.
Treasury reference to the Transports Commissioners of the petition of the owners of the ships William and Mary and Martin's Delight, shewing that the said ships were taken up to carry soldiers and stores with Sir Fra. Wheeler upon the Expedition to Martinique; therefore praying to be paid for said service. Reference Book VII, p. 101.
Report to the Treasury Lords by William Lowndes on the Earl of Macclesfield's memorial. By the patent of 1661, Dec. 20. an annuity of 1,000l. was granted to Charles, Lord Gerrard, afterwards Earl of Macclesfield, since dead, as one of the Gentlemen of the Bedchamber. The said annuity has been satisfied to 1678, Michaelmas, and no further, so that 15,250l. is due thereon for 15 years from 1678, Sept. 29, to 1693, Christmas, the time of his death. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 470.
By patent of 1674, Dec. 23, another annuity of 1,000l. was granted to said Earl for life and thereafter to Charles Gerrard, now Earl of Macclesfield, for life. This annuity has been paid [only] to 1678, Sept, 29, from which date there has accrued due 16,500l. thereon for 16½ years to 1695, Lady day.
June 10. Royal letters patent appointing Sir Thomas Trevor, kt. (Solicitor General) to be Attorney General. King's Warrant Book XVIII, pp. 345–6.
June 11. Money warrant for 1,215l. 17s. 11d. to William Blath-wayte, one of the Clerks of the Council attending the Committee for Trade and Plantations; 52l. thereof to complete what is due to the clerks and other officers attending said Committee for the year ended 1693, Sept. 29; and the remaining 1,163l. 17s. 11d. for one year ended 1694, Sept. 29, for the said clerks and officers for salaries and incidents, as by four quarterly bills for respectively 288l. 8s. 6d., 287l. 11s. 7d., 289l. 5s. 4d., 298l. 12s. 6d. (Money order dated June 18 hereon.) Money Book XII, pp. 540, 541. Order Book IV, p. 202.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners for their Solicitor to assist Hugh Speke concerning a discovery of some goods run ashore. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 8.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Solomon Baker, distiller of strong waters, praying to be discharged of 100l. Excise money due from him, he being in a poor condition and having paid above 600l. a year in duty for some years past. Reference Book VII, p. 102.
Same to same of the petition of Rice Fellow of Islington, brewer, to be discharged of the balance of his Excise debt of 1,600l. on payment of 50l., the said Commissioners having recovered 1,200l. thereof on a seizure of his brewhouse and utensils and he being unable to pay the balance by reason of great losses. Ibid.
Same to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, of the petition of Alexander Fort et al., praying payment of 664l. 14s. 10d. due to them for building a new 12 oar barge in 1691 and an 8 oar barge in 1694 and for other works. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Jane Platt, widow, of a messuage or tenement in Eton called “The Christopher,” with two acres of land, half an acre of meadow at Gogeon's Pool and the close called Parsons Close of 1½ acres and an acre of ground adjoining thereto and half an acre in Westmill Ferry and two acres in Brooke Furlong and half an acre of meadow near Gugeons, alias Gogeons Pool, 3½ acres near Sandhill, two acres near Wardgate, two acres and 3½ acres at Burdingbush, three acres at Parsonsbush, one acre on Wheathill, one acre at Calverton Lane End, six acres on Little Broad Mere and 3½ acres and two acres abutting on Broad Mere: all late in the tenure of Johanna Foster and formerly parcel of the possessions of Eton College and [now] in the hands of the Crown by reason of exchange: which said premises were lately demised to William Beheathland 1661, June 10, for 16 years from 1675, at the ancient rent of 4l. 5s. 0d. and 10l. de incremento and were again demised to said Beheathland 1682, July 1, for a further 21 years. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 433, 476.
The present lease is to be for 13 years in reversion of said terms at the ancient rent of 4l. 5s. 0d. and fine of 120l., the increase rent of 10l. per an. to be discharged for the remainder of said Beheathland's term as above.
Appending: (a) particular and ratal of the premises; (b) undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this demise.
June 11. Certificate by the Treasury Lords that search has been made in the Treasury Books and that no payment appears to be made or directed from 1688, Christmas, to the present time on the annuity or pension of 3,000l. per an. to Katherine, Countess of Dorchester, as by the patent of 1685–6, March 20, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VIII, p. 548. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 439.
Treasury order to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to observe (a) infra. Ibid, p. 466.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Lords Justices in Council, dated Whitehall, June 6 inst., made on a report dated the 3rd inst. from the Admiralty Lords, on the petition of Capt. Benj. Hoskins, second Captain of his Majesty's ship Royal William; petitioner setting forth that when he commanded the Crown he did in 1690, Dec. 7, take a small French man of war called the Frippon off the Island of Scilly, for which he prays an allowance of gunnage and tonnage. The Admiralty Lords find that Hoskins delivered said ship to Sir Clously Shovell, by whom she was put into the custody of the officers at Portsmouth and she was afterwards employed in the King's service by the name of the Crown Prize. It is reasonable he should have his claim for gunnage (18 guns) and tonnage (241 tons). Hereupon the Lords Justices order that he have said allowance to be distributed amongst the officers and ship's company.
June 12. Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay 6 per cent. interest on the tallies on the Excise for a loan of 18,857l. 14s. 3d. lent by Edward Nicholas May 16 last for the late Queen's debts. Money Book XII, p. 544.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10,277l. 6s. 11¼d. to the Earl of Ranelagh upon the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces; issuing 5,575l. thereof out of loans in the Exchequer on the 300,000l. per an. of the Customs and 4,702l. 6s. 11¼d. out of the purchase money of Reversions on Annuities. Disposition Book XIII, p. 6.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to apply as follows the above 10,277l. 6s. 11¼d., together with a further 7,516l. 4s.d. out of loans remaining in said Earl's hands on the Duties on Marriages etc., making in all 17,793l. 11s. 7d., viz.: Ibid, p. 7.
Out of loans on the Customs. l. s. d.
towards clearing the arrear of subsistence to the Forces in England to Jan. 14 last 2,000 0 0
towards clearing the General Officers to Jan. 1 last 2,000 0 0
in part of 5,600l. remaining to complete 7,600l. for the week's subsistence in England to June 10 inst. 1,575 0 0
Out of the purchase money of annuities.
to complete the week's subsistence in England to June 10 as above 4,025 0 0
in part of 7,600l. for the week's subsistence in England to June 17 inst. 677 6 11¼
Out of loans on marriages.
to complete the said 7,600l. for June 17 week's subsistence 6,922 13
to Lieut. Col. John Hope for fire and candle for one year to the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards at the Tilt Yard and Kensington to Dec. 31 last 304 10 3
to Aaron Hytvell the like for the Dutch Foot Guards at the Tilt Yard, St. James's and Arlington Gate to April 30 last 168 0 0
for the half pay officers of Col. Lillingston's late Regiment 58 11 4
for Col. Cooper on his pension 36 10 0
for Capt. Lieut. Chandler in part of his arrears of pay 26 0 0
£17,793 11 7
June 12. William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to advance 5,000l. to George Doddington, Agent to Edward Russell, esq., Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of the money in the Exchequer of the one third Additional Excise for building the 27 ships of war. The Teller is to take said Agent's acquittance until a power to regularly discharge the Exchequer can come from said Russell, who is now in the Straits. Disposition Book XIII, p. 7.
Same to the Earl of Romney [Master General of the Ordnance]. My Lords have directed 1,893l. 15s. 0d. to the Paymaster of the Ordnance for a month's pay to be advanced to the 10 ships taken up by Mr. Meesters for the King's service. Please direct the Board of Ordnance to pay same to said Meesters. Ibid, p. 8.
Appending: (a) letter dated June 7 inst. from said W. Meesters to said Earl. I have brought all that was ordered me so far in a readiness that I don't question same will be in a condition to sail with the Fleet to the Downs by Tuesday come sevennight, provided it be not hindered for want of money. I therefore desire your assistance that for such want his Majesty's designs may not be neglected. I enclose a list (b) of what ships I have taken up for his Majesty's service and what money is necessarily required to be advanced to them for a month's pay. There wants only thence [sic for three] fisher boats to be bought by the Navy to fix three small machines in and 12 pinnaces, eight with 8 oars and four with 6 oars. It will be necessary that the 11 small machine vessels be manned with English masters and men: will amount to about 65 men in all.
(b) said list of ships:
Mary and Sarah, Guybert den Bues, 200 tons; 125l. for pay per month at 12s. 6d. per ton.
Happy Returne, Mr. Kemp master, 70 tons; 43l. 15s. 0d.
St. Ann, Mr. Kemp master, 120 tons; 75l.
Fortune, Jno. Beckham, 140 tons; 87l. 10s. 0d.
Abrams Offering, Jacob Johnson, 80 tons; 50l.
Hope, Marcus Frieze master, 150 tons; 93l. 15s. 0d.
Young Tobias, Ilke Deeteh master, 80 tons; 50l.
Golden Sunn, John Shihting master, 110 tons; 68l. 15s. 0d.
Lady Ann, Zegeba Detem master, 220 tons; 137l. 10s. 0d.
Expedition, Dirrick Backer master, 100 tons, 62l. 10s. 0d.
l. s. d.
total 793 15 0
a month's pay ordered to be paid in Holland for four sunk ships 600 0 0
a month's pay to several Dutch seamen, with their travelling charges from Holland, will amount to 200 0 0
several instruments ordered to be privately made for to ruin great piles and forts, which will cost 300 0 0
£1,893 15 0
June 12. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the loans made by Mr. Bartholomew Burton on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XIII, p. 9.
to the Countess of Anglesey 100 0 0
to Mr. Cuningham 100 0 0
to William Fanshaw, esq. 50 0 0
to Henry Killigrew, esq. 50 0 0
to Edward Howard, esq. 50 0 0
to Lord Lucas 400 0 0
to Serjeant Charnock out of loans to be made by himself on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise 171 10 0
Same to same to issue 1,893l. 15s. 0d. to Charles Bertie on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance; to be issued out of moneys in the Exchequer arising of the purchase of reversions on annuities: and to be paid over to W. Meesters, esq., for a month's pay to be advanced to 10 ships etc. as above. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 9,312l. 17s. 0d. to Stephen Faugett and Peter Fauconnier out of loans in said Earl's hands on the Marriage Duties, by assigning same on such of the orders for said loans as are last payable in course at the Exchequer: same being for clothing furnished to the Dutch Regiment of Foot Guards and is to complete what is due for the offreckonings of said Regiment to 1694–5, Jan. 1, “and will set them upon the same foot with the rest of the clothiers of the Army,” according to said Earl's report of May 18 last. Ibid.
June 12. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners, enclosing the form [missing] of a notification which the Treasury Lords have set up at the Treasury, Exchange and Navy Office concerning proposals for hemp. My Lords will proceed to receive the proposals as therein unless you notify them of any of your objections. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 398.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt, enclosing rules as follows to be observed in the delivery of necessaries to the officers, clerks and others at the Receipt of the Exchequer and Treasury. Please hang up copies thereof in the particular offices. Ibid.
Appending: said Rules:
(1) that none presume to take necessaries into any of the offices of the Receipt but the Master of every office or the first clerk by his appointment.
(2) that the Usher shall not deliver to any of the clerks of the Treasury or Receipt any Almanacks except one Sheet Almanacks for every office.
(3) that the Usher do not deliver any gilt paper to any of the clerks there.
(4) that he do not deliver more than one penknife in one year to any clerk there and in no higher rate than 12d. each.
(5) that he do not deliver to any of the said officers or clerks any canvas but what shall be made into bags for the King's use.
(6) that no money bags be given in any case by the Tellers but where other bags shall be left with them in lieu thereof.
(7) that he deliver no pocket book of any kind to any of the clerks there.
(8) that he do not presume to set down the delivery of any other necessaries in lieu of what is here prohibited and forbidden.
(9) that all workmen's bills put into the liberate be signed by the respective workmen and witnessed by the Usher and then delivered to the Auditor of the Receipt, who shall allow the Usher 6d. in the £ for the same and no more.
(10) that the said Usher do not deliver any Acts of Parliament to any of the officers or clerks there, but such as related to the taxes and revenues of the Crown and not more than one of a sort into any one Office.
(11) that there be not more than one stuff bag delivered to any office in a year.
(12) that no officer or clerk do presume to give away any paper or other necessaries furnished for the King's use.
(13) that the Usher do not presume to deliver any necessaries to any of the officers or clerks, but such as have been usual and customary, without the warrant of the Chancellor and Under Treasurer of the Exchequer.
June 12. William Lowndes to the Bank of England. According to the agreement you made with the Treasury Lords May 11 last for returning the money to Flanders (for the pay of the Army there) at the rate of 10 guilders for a £ sterling for one year certain from May 20, the King was to be at liberty within a month to alter that agreement of “for one year certain” into a management of 2 per cent. The King has through Mr. Blathwaite signified his pleasure to the Treasury Lords to adhere to the agreement for the year certain. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 399.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to the Earl of Ranelagh's house or to the Pay Office at the Horse Guards to open Col. Kendall's goods lately imported from Barbados. Ibid.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Lord Ossulston that no grant pass of the lands called Marrybone Park, co. Middlesex, “or of any more than the present reserved rent of 36l. 14s. 6d. or thereabouts” until he be heard. Notice to be given to Mr. Knowles at his house near King's Gate in Holborn. Caveat Book, p. 40.
June 13. Money warrant for 200l. to Edward, Visct. Villiers, Keeper of Hyde Park, for the wages and salaries of the underkeepers of said Park and the persons attending at the gate and for hay and beans for the deer there for one year to 1694, Christmas. (Money order dated June 14 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 540. Order Book IV, p. 200.
Same for 300l. to Aaron Smyth as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated June 14 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 541. Order Book IV, p. 199.
Same for 50l. to the churchwardens of St. James's, Westminster, for one year to May 19 last on the annuity for the support of the poor. (Money order dated June 14 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 541. Order Book IV, p. 201.
Treasury warrant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay 67l. 2s. 9d. to John Ady and Henry Ballow in full of their 2s. per 1,000l. on 671, 389l. 4s. 9d. in tallies for money paid into the Exchequer on account of Customs, New Duties and Additional Impositions for the year ended 1693, Sept. 29. Money Book XII, p. 543.
Money warrant for 60l. to Edward Sawyer (Sayer), Keeper of Cranborne Chase in Windsor Forest, for his expense in providing hay for the deer there for three years ended 1695, Lady day. (Money order dated June 21 hereon.) Ibid, p. 544. Order Book IV, p. 200.
Same for 735l. to the King's Heralds and Pursuivants at Arms for 1¾ years to 1694, Sept, 29, on their salaries, viz.: l. s. d. Money Book XII, p. 545. Disposition Book XIII, p. 10.
Sir Thomas St. George, Garter Principal King at Arms 175 0 0
Sir Henry St. George, Clarencieux King at Arms 70 0 0
Sir John Dugdale, Norroy King at Arms 70 0 0
Robert Devenish, esq., York Herald 46 13 4
Henry Dethick, esq., Richmond Herald 46 13 4
Francis Burghill, esq., Somerset Herald 46 13 4
Gregory King, esq., Lancaster Herald 46 13 4
Charles Mawson, esq., Chester Herald 46 13 4
Piers Maudit, Windsor Herald 46 13 4
John Gibbon, gent., Bluemantle Pursuivant at Arms 35 0 0
Lawrence Crumpe, Portcullis Pursuivant 35 0 0
Peter Le Neve, Rouge Croix Pursuivant 35 0 0
Hugh Clopton, Rouge Dragon Pursuivant 35 0 0
(William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same out of loans to be made by said payees, or by any others at their nomination, on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise.)
June 13. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 99,274l. 18s. 0d. 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 the Bank of England to-morrow morning on the Act for Duties on Glass and Coals: and to be for a month's subsistence to the Forces in Flanders, May 17 last to June 17 inst. (Same to said Earl to receive same accordingly.) Disposition Book XIII, p. 10.
Same to same to issue 66l. 13s. 4d. to Brook Bridges, esq., one of the Auditors of Imprests: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Bridges on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. My Lords find from the Excise [weekly cash] certificate ended the 10th inst. that the 1,000l. per week [ordered to be] usually paid into the Exchequer for the use of the late Queen hath to that time amounted to 500l. more than sufficient to satisfy the 21,500l. which was lent thereon. You are forthwith to pay said 500l. into the Receipt; and after this time you are to pay weekly into the Exchequer the like sum of 1,000l. of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise [in place of the said 1,000l. per week for the said late Queen] until further order. Ibid, p. 13.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue the abovesaid 500l. to Edward Nicholas on the order in his name for the arrears of wages to the servants of the late Queen . and to similarly issue the abovesaid 1,000l. per week to said Nicholas from time to time on his aforesaid order until further direction herein. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Samuell Travers, esq., Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Sir John Parsons, for a 31 years' lease under the Exchequer seal of a piece of hilly ground (of which he is tenant at 30l. per an. rack rent), parcel of the manor of Reigate and adjoining his own estate there. Reference Book: VII, p. 102.
Report to the Lords Justices from the Treasury Lords on the petition of the Mayor etc. of the City of Chester concerning the repair of their Common Hall, ut supra, p. 1062. The Deputy Auditor of Wales has inspected the last declared account of the Crown land revenue of North Wales ending 1693, Sept. 29, and finds that there then remained an arrear of 3,359l. 2s.d. in the tenants' hands and 1,738l. 17s. 3¼1/8d. in the hands of Roger Whitley, Receiver General of same, making 5,097l. 19s. 5¾1/8d. in all. If any grant be made towards said rebuilding it may be paid out of the arrears in the hands of said Receiver General. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 467.
June 13. Treasury warrant to Philip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to fell 32 tons of timber, unfit for the Navy, in New Forest for repairs to be done there: it appearing that the execution of the Treasury warrant of 1690, Aug. 11, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IX, pp. 756–7 (for 933l. 8s. 10d. and 535 loads of timber for repairs of the lodges and rails there as by an estimate made in Jan, 1689–90), was deferred for four years from said estimate, in which interval the rails and palings there which are numerous and large became much worse and were wholly carried away, whereupon said Ryley prevailed with a workman to undertake the whole under an assurance that he should be no loser, which was accordingly performed to a total of 1,711l. 4s. 2d., reduced upon a survey to 1,332l. 0s. 1d., towards which Ryley has paid 933l. 8s. 10d., together with 358l. 13s. 2d. charged upon the workman for tops and offal sold to the keepers and others, making 1,292l. 2s. 0d. in all, thus leaving 59l. 18s. 1d. still due; and that a further 132l. 13s. 2d. in money and 32 loads of timber will be required to complete the said works. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 468–9.
June 14. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 500l. to the Duke of Shrewsbury, Secretary of State, out of loans made by Mr. Bartho. Burton on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: same being to complete said Duke's order for 2,000l. for secret service. Disposition Book XIII, p. 11.
In the margin. memorandum: “This not issued because no unsatisfied order in his name; but was intended to clear him for the quarter to Lady day, 1695, whilst in the Lower Office.”
Same to the [Navy] Victuallers to forthwith pay the arrears of rent due to Mr. Tredenham for the Victualling Office at Chatham, “without any manner of deduction for taxes.” Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report (with Mr. Clark) on the enclosed proposal [missing] to provide for a camp upon Hounslow Heath for the year 1695. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 399.
Same to the [Stamped Paper and] Vellum Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Mr. Darell, Mr. Baskett and Hatley, stationers, who lately served your Office with parchment and paper. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. I received yours of the 7th inst., old style, enclosing 10 warrants signed by the King and extracts of two letters to yourself from Admiral Russell and Brigadier Stewart respectively. As to the subsistence of the four Regiments lately sent to the Straits, the Treasury Lords wrote March 9 last to the Admiralty Commissioners to despatch orders to Admiral Russell to subsist the said Forces out of his credits in the manner and proportions to the officers and soldiers as in your paper. Further, on April 9 my Lords sent the Admiralty Lords the Regulation of the subsistence of the said Regiments (which you had just then put into my hands) desiring them to send same to said Russell for his guidance. Further, on the 5th inst. my Lords wrote to paid Lords to give orders that the said Regiments should be mustered from time to time on shipboard for the more effectual ascertaining their subsistence. Ibid, p. 400.
June 14. William Lowndes to Mr. Francklyn, enclosing the memorial [missing] concerning the estate of Francis Lapaire, an alien, deceased. Have you taken any steps towards asserting the King's title thereto or will you want further instructions therein from the Treasury Lords? Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 400.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. Please insert in your next [weekly] memorial [for money for the Forces] 28l. 12s. 1d. for Widow Mary Birt for arrears of her late husband's pay as Ensign in Col. Selwyn's Regiment, according to your report of the 4th inst. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Major Thomas Garth, praying 14 months' pay due to him as a Capt. in Col. Lloyd's (now Col. Holt's) Regiment in the West Indies, to enable him to go to the Leeward Islands as Major to Col. Russell's Regiment, whither he is now commanded. Ibid, p. 402.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to procure the King's assent and signature to the following warrants, viz. for 3,000l. to the Duke of Shrewsbury; for 6,876l. 15s. 4d. to the Bank of England; and for 220l. 16s. 5d. to Consul Butts for extraordinaries. Ibid. XV, p. 3.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Vernon and Arthur Shallet of London, merchants, shewing that a servant of said Vernon's at his arrival at Smyrna on the Turkey ships did trade for his own account some mastick and scammony on the ship Golden Fortune, Capt. Littlepaire commander, the ship's company being English, “and had his Majesty's commission”; which ship being bound for Amsterdam, he ordered the master to re-ship on any ship he met bound for London, and said Captain accordingly meeting the Bennet and Arthur, Capt. Tybbington master, an English built ship, did so tranship; which ship arriving in the Thames is seized by the Customs officers: therefore praying the delivery of said ship and goods. Reference Book VII, p. 102.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Richard, Earl of Bellomont, praying a grant of the estates of the Earl of Killmare [Visct. Kenmare] and David and Peirce Nagle, forfeited by the late Rebellion in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 33.
June 15. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue on the unsatisfied order in Edward Russell's name as Treasurer of the Navy 886l. 17s. 8d. to Phillip Papillon, cashier to said Russell, for the affairs of the Victualling: to be issued out of moneys in the Exchequer arising out of the purchase of reversions on annuities. The said sura is to be applied by the Victualling Commissioners to satisfy Col. Kendall for supplying several of the King's ships in Barbados with provisions according to several bills drawn by the Captains of said ships. Disposition Book XIII, p. 11.