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'Entry book: September 1695, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 1192-1206. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82182 Date accessed: 15 September 2014.


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September 1695, 1–15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Sept. 2. Money warrant for 2,093l. 13s. 4d. to John Knight and Bartholomew Burton as reward for their charge and expense in procuring, by Treasury direction, several sums of money to a total of 627,800l. to be lent into the Exchequer on credit of several Acts of Parliament, and likewise in receiving same [from the Exchequer] and paying it back [to the lenders]: being at the rate of 6s. 8d. per cent. (Money order dated Sept. 3 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 16. Order Book IV, p. 230.
Same for 600l. to Robert Cole, esq., Agent and Consul General at Algier, for one year on his allowance, viz.: from 1694, Aug. 10, the day on which his Majesty's Commission was delivered to him in Algier, as certified by Secretary the Duke of Shrewsbury. (Money order dated Sept. 3 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 16. Order Book IV, p. 230.
Same for 240l. to John Goddard for one year to March 1 last on his salary as Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bermudas or Summer Islands. (Money order dated Sept. 3 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay same out of loans to be made by said Goddard or his assigns on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise.) Money Book XIII, p. 16. Order Book IV, p. 230. Disposition Book XIII, p. 46.
Sept. 2. Money warrant for 200l. to James Rotiers, chief graver of the Mint, for the silver and the making of the new great seal, 1694, May 4. Money Book XIII, p. 16.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 70l. 3s. 0d. to Lord Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Chamber: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Lord Russell or by others at his appointment on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: to be paid to Mr. Richard Sparrow, servant to the Groom Porter, 58l. 0s. 6d. thereof for so much due to him in the Office of the Chamber for his attendance on the House of Peers, and 11l. 17s. 0d. for his attendance on the Prince of Baden. Disposition Book XIII, p. 47.
Same to same to issue 9,994l. 14s. 3d. to Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Treasurer or his Cashier on credit of the Annuity Act: to be for the Victualling Commissioners and to be applied by them as follows, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid.
for the service of the Victualling in general 5,994143
towards discharging the old debt owing to the Excise Commissioners [by the Victuallers] 2,00000
for new bills to be had of the Excise Commissioners or any others for a new credit 2,00000
£9,994143
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit Micajah Perry and other merchants of London concerned in the Virginia trade, upon paying down the Subsidy and Additional Duty in ready money and giving the usual bonds for the New Impost, to discharge and take up their impost bonds and to receive all allowances as if the same had been paid down in ready money, “provided the same be discharged before the 29th of September instant”: all by reason that the said merchants in their memorial prayed the Treasury Lords that in regard of the present great difficulties in raising money to pay their Customs for their sweet scented tobacco they may be permitted to so take up and discharge their Impost Bonds etc. as above, on paying down etc. as above: which the Customs Commissioners think reasonable, “considering the present great difficulties that are upon trade by reason of the badness of the money.” And that the proposed arrangement would be an accommodation to trade and an advantage to the revenue by occasioning the payment of the money sooner than otherwise it would be and thereby also prevent a great charge to his Majesty by keeping tidesmen on board during the ships' delay of entering and working; and also obviating possible loss, as sometimes happen to ships lying in the river and fouling one another. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 209.
Treasury letters patent appointing Thomas Hewitt to be Receiver General of Crown Land Revenues in cos. Lincoln, Warwick and Leicester, with the salary of 30l per an. in lieu of all fees and allowances formerly made to the Receiver of the premises. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 25.
Sept. 4. Money warrant for 300l. to Thomas Rymer, Historiographer Royal, without account: towards the charge in transcribing and publishing (according to the King's direction in Council) the Leagues and records of the Crown, and also for some consideration to the Deputy Chamberlains of the Receipt for their pains extraordinary on that occasion: to be satisfied out of the 300l. which will be paid into the Exchequer by the executors of Francis Villiers, late one of the Tellers of the Receipt. (Money order dated Sept. 12 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 17. Order Book IV, p. 232.
Same for 100l. to John, Visct. Fitz Hardinge, for one year to 1694, Sept. 29, on his fee or allowance as Keeper of the Mall in St. James's Park. Money Book XIII, p. 17.
Treasury warrant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay 50l. to the Corporation of Lyme Regis for half a year to June 24 last on the annuity for the conservation of the cobb pier, as by the great seal of 1680, Dec. 22. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 107,801l. 7s. 10d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: 25,871l. 14s. 6d. thereof to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on credit of the Annuity Act, and 81,929l. 13s. 4d. out of loans to be similarly made on credit of the Duties on Coals and Glass: the total to be applied as follows, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XIII, p. 47.
in part of 99,274l. 18s. 0d. for the month's subsistence to the Forces in Flanders from Aug. 13 to Sept. 9 inst 25,871146
to complete the abovesaid month's subscription 73,40336
for the week's subsistence to the Forces in England to Sept. 9 inst 7,60000
to clear Visct. Galway and the several Officers under him in Savoy to June 30 last 926910
£107,801710
Same to same to issue as follows out of loans on the Post Office remaining in the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, pp. 48, 50.
to Visct. Fitz Hardinge, Keeper of the Mall, as above 10000
to the Paymaster of the Works for said Visct. on account of repairs in the Mall for 2 years at June 24 last 10000
(Same dated Sept. 10 to the Paymaster of the Works to pay said 100l. to said Visct.)
Same to same to issue 7,447l. 1s. 0d. to Lord Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasuror of the Chamber: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Russell on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: and to be paid over to the Messengers of the Chamber in part of their bills for riding charges, keeping of prisoners etc., “which amount to the sum of 14,894l. 1s. 1d. Ibid, p. 48.
Sept. 4. William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] to the Treasury Lords, giving an account of great irregularities used by the officers of the Yard at Chatham in the assessment of their salary to the Land Tax [the 4s. Aid]. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 418.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren, enclosing an estimate [missing] of the charge of repairs necessary to the road in Hyde Park for the year 1695. Please certify how far same are necessary and how far the estimate is reasonable. Ibid, p. 419.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of George Metcalfe for the place of assistant to Mr. Bridges, the present Solicitor of the Customs; he having done the business of that office for 8 years past with great faithfulness. Reference Book VII, p. 112.
Sept. 5. Treasury allowance of the salary bill, detailed, for last June 24 quarter of the Hackney Coaches Office (total 370l.). Money Book XIII, p. 14.
Money warrant for 100l. to William Tailer towards the expense of passing and executing a great seal for enquiry into abuses in the King's manor of East Greenwich. (Money order dated Sept. 12 hereon.) Ibid, p. 18. Order Book IV, p. 232.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 6,876l. 15s. 4d. to the Bank of England on the unsatisfied order in their name: to be issued out of loans to be made by John Ince, gent., on credit of the General Letter Office. Disposition Book XIII, p. 48.
Same to same to issue 600l. to Robert Cole ut supra, p. 1192: out of loans to be made by said Cole or by others at his nomination on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to diligently prosecute the seizure of a parcel of alamodes and other silks and muslins found concealed on board his Majesty's yacht William and Mary, lately arrived from Holland; as by your presentment of Aug. 10 last. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 419.
Same to same. I have read to my Lords your report of the 3rd inst. on the petition of William Boyle concerning 400l. of his money which was seized by the Customs officer in Swansea port. Please inform yourselves whether the said money was heavy money or was much clipped. Ibid.
Same to same to consider of an Establishment of officers' salaries necessary for the new Duties on Coals and Culme. Ibid. XV, p. 16.
Same to Mr. Povey to prepare a warrant for appointing Mr. Goorge Muschamp to collect and receive the public revenues in the district of Potomac, where he is already collector of the Plantation Duties, according to your report of Aug. 31 last on said Muschamp's petition, ut supra, p. 1191; and at the salary of 100l. per an. as Mr. Blackiston had. Ibid, p. 17.
Sept. 5. Treasury reference to Mr. Richards, deputy to the Treasurer of the Chamber, of the petition of the King's watermen, praying payment of the bill money due to them for 3 years from 1692, June 24, to 1695, June 24. Reference Book VII, p. 113.
Sept 6. Money warrant for 50l. to Jno. Hanson as reward for his pains in preserving the books relating to the revenue in the Custom House of Dublin in the time of the late Revolution. (Money order dated Sept. 10 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 18. Order Book IV, p. 231.
Treasury warrant to the Commissioners of the Stamp Office to repay to their officers of not more than 50l. per an. salary their assessments to the present 4s. Aid, it appearing from the said Commissioners' memorial of July 17 last that the salaries of their officers are for the most part so small that they are but a bare subsistence for them, there being very few that exceed 50l. per an., and that the said assessment will reduce many of them to great extremity. Money Book XIII, p. 19.
Money order for 316l. 4s. 4d. to Robert Wintour, King's Clerk in the Crown Office of the King's Bench; 291l. 4s. 4d. thereof in full of divers fees and other charges paid by him in the prosecution of several causes on the King's behalf from the accession to Hilary, 1694, as certified by Aaron Smith; and the remaining 25l. for half a year to 1694, Christmas, on his salary of 50l. per an. for his said office. (Money order dated Sept. 9 hereon.) Ibid, p. 19. Order Book IV, p. 231.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 9,000l. to Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Russell on credit of the Annuity Act: and to be paid over to the Victualling Commissioners to complete 67,481l. 11s. 11d. for the proportion to the Victualling out of this [said Annuity Act] fund: to be applied by the said Commissioners as follows, viz.: l. Disposition Book XIII, p. 49.
for the Victualling in general 5,000
towards discharging the debt to the Excise Commissioners for the old credit [furnished to the Victualling by the Excise] 2,000
for new bills [of credit] to be had of the said [Excise] Commissioners or any others for a new credit 2,000
£9,000
Same to same to issue 1,591l. 14s. 4d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Forces: to be issued out of the 2,480l. remaining undisposed of the Contributions before Aug. 1 last for Reversionary Annuities: to be applied as follows, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid.
for 3 months' pay for the officers of Col. Northcote's Regiment with their servants at 401l. 2s. 0d. a month of 28 days 1,20360
For one month's subsistence to be paid into the Col[onel's] hands for the Commission officers and 12d. a week to every soldier and 18d. to every corporal and drummer and 2s. a. week to every sergeant for one month 38884
Sept. 6. William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to insert in your next [weekly] memorial for money 21l. 13s. 0d. for Eliz. Risley as due to her husband, Henry Risley, for his arrears of pay to the time of his death as Lieut. in Sir David Coljeare's Regiment: as by your report of June 10 last on said Elizabeth's petition. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 419.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed extract [missing] from the Admiralty Office of a letter from the Navy Commissioners touching a vessel employed by them which the Customs officers at Harwich have seized upon suspicion of her going to France. Ibid.
Same to same. My Lords have considered your presentment and scheme concerning the management of the Duties on Coals and Culme. As to the management in London port, they think that the Comptroller and Receiver there may and ought to serve for these Duties, but they recommend Mr. Bateman to be Inspector of the meters there at a reasonable salary. They also conceive that the like office of Inspector will be necessary for the country [outports], and they recommend Peter Humes, Mr. Thrale and Mr. Gregory for same. If you have any objections hereto, please attend my Lords with same next Tuesday. Ibid, p. 420.
Same to the Attorney General to report his opinion on the enclosed presentment [missing] from the Customs Commissioners in the case of James Ball, merchant. Will it be lawful for my Lords to give directions for the relief of the said merchants according to the prayer [sic for proposal] of the said presentment ? Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to diligently prosecute the 400l. seized by the Customs officers at Swansea and claimed by William Boyle: it appearing from the said Commissioners' report of the 5th inst. that same was Broad money not clipped. Ibid.
Same to Secretary Coling, enclosing an estimate [missing] of furniture to be provided for Kensington House, Richmond Lodge etc. against the King's return. My Lords are informed that the old mourning furniture is removed out of the said lodgings, which might be made use of again. They, therefore, cannot give any order on the enclosed estimate until the said furniture “are delivered unto the officers of the Wardrobe to be altered and fitted for the said respective lodgings so far as they will serve.” Ibid. XV, p. 17.
Sept. 6. Treasury reference to Peter Hume, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, of the petition of John Ford, for some reward for his service in seizing divers goods belonging to the Wardrobe of the late Queen in March, 1693[-4] which were concealed from the Crown and were of 1,000l. value and upwards. Reference Book VII, p. 111.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to make forth constats from the several [two] inquisitions of the parcels of waste land lying on both sides the Dee in cos. Flint and Chester, which are concealed from the Crown: as found by the Commission of Enquiry directed 1691, Nov. 27, to Sir Robert Duckenfield and others. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 24.
In the margin. Mr. Gell [the intended lessee of the premises].
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Richard Phillips, praying an allowance in his accounts of money paid to Lord Kingston et al. when he [petitioner] was collector of Sligo, to enable them to take arms for his Majesty's service for the preservation of that place at the first breaking out of the wars in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, P 44.
Sept. 7, N. S. Royal warrant under the King's sign manual, dated “at our camp at Bonquer,” to the Governor of Virginia to defray out of the quit rents of said Colony the 655l. 12s. 1d. for the cost, freight and incident charges of several stores and provisions of war lately sent from the Ordnance Office, London, to the said Colony “for our service there.” Bills for the said sum are to be sent to the Treasurer of the Ordnance. (In the margin of this entry in the Plantations Auditor Book there is the following N.B. “This shows the jealous eye his Majesty kept on his right to Quit rents, as even when abroad and in camp he issued all warrants for payments out of them.” This amateurish note is evidently of the eighteenth century.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 271. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 432.
Sept. 7. Money order for 3l. 16s. 0d. to John Dwyre, gent., for 38 days on his allowance of 2s. a day, Aug. 11 last to Sept. 7 inst., as by the King's sign manual dated from the Camp at Watergoos, Aug. 11 last. Order Book IV, p. 230.
William Lowndes to Mr. Knight and Mr. Burton to advance to William Cole, Consul at Algiers, the 600l. on his tallies of loan, ut supra, p. 1195, “without any loss to him.” The discount, if any [on such tallies] is to be put by you to the King's account. Disposition Book XIII, p. 49.
Treasury letters patent constituting and appointing Walter Whitfield, John Bowles and Dalby Thomas to be Surveyors for managing the duties on glass wares, stone and earthen bottles, as by the Act 6 and 7 Wm. III, c. 18: they to observe the Table of Values on the said commodities approved by the Treasury Lords Sept. 4 inst.: and with the salary of 200l. per an. each, payable quarterly from 1695, Sept. 29: to hold during the pleasure of the Treasury Lords. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 26–7.
Royal warrant under the King's sign manual “given at our Camp at Bonquer” to the Lord Deputy of Ireland for mitigation of quit rents payable by Henry Petty as follows: The Commissioners for the Explanatory Act did by certificate of 1668, Dec. 30, confirm to Robert Marshall, gent., and his heirs divers lands in the Barony of Glanarought, co. Kerry, containing 32,274 acres of profitable land according to the 5th or Extreme Column of the Down Survey and according to the 8th or Reduced Column (reduced according to the value or deduction being made according to the value) 2,950 acres; and divers lands in the Barony of Dunkerron, co. Kerry, containing 21,101 acres, according to the Extreme Column of the Survey, or 6,788 acres by the Reduced Column; and divers lands in the Barony of Iveragh, co. Kerry, containing 36,239 acres by the Extreme Column, or 8,788 acres by the Reduced Column. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 45–51.
By patent of 1667, June 20, Charles II confirmed to Sir Geo. Carteret, kt., and Sir William Petty, kt., and their heirs several lands in the said Barony of Glanarought, lands containing 4,807 acres by the Extreme Column, or 4,232 acres by the Reduced Column, and by the same patent confirmed to Tho. Crompton [sic] and his heirs 860 acres in said Barony according to the Extreme Column, or 659 according to the Reduced Column.
And by another patent of 1678, July 26, Charles II confirmed to Sir William Petty and his heirs lands in the Baronies of Iveragh and Dunkerron, containing 39,337 acres, according to the Extreme Column, or 2,373 according to the Reduced Column.
And by certificate of 1668–9, Jan. 2, the said Commissioners for the Act of Explanation confirmed to Henry Pritty, Benj. Barry and Sir William Petty and their heirs divers other lands (commonly called the Three Regiment Lands) in the said Baronies of Dunkerron and Glanarought, containing 29,504 acres by the Extreme Column, or 2,021 acres by the Reduced Column.
And by the said Act of Settlement 2¼d. per acre is to be paid in the Province of Munster by all adventurers and soldiers settled, restored or reprised within said Province, accounting 160 perches to the acre and 16½ foot to the perch: and the said Commissioners charged the said rental upon the Extreme Column: but afterwards the Earl of Essex et al., Commissioners authorised by Charles II to moderate the quit rents upon coarse and barren lands, did reduce the quit rents on the above lands or some of them: but notwithstanding said reducement or mitigation, several doubts, ambiguities and controversies have arisen and depended for several years, to wit, whether same should be computed by the Extreme or the Reduced Column, or by the said mitigations made by the Earl of Essex et al.
And upon process out of the Exchequer Court, Ireland, for the arrears of quit rents of the abovesaid lands according to the Extreme Column, some thereof were seized into the hands of Charles II, and were granted in custodiam, and those seizures or some of them do still remain undercharged. But the King is well satisfied by divers reports etc. that the said lands are so very coarse and barren that they are no way sufficient to answer the quit rents according to the Extreme Column: and further considers that the exacting of such quit rents may discourage the plantation and repeopling of that part of the country, which “as we are informed,” doth lie very convenient for the trade of other nations and is at present very thin peopled and hath been since our accession to the Crown very much wasted and impoverished by the late war and rebellion. The King has, therefore, thought fit at the request of Henry Petty, one of the sons of the said Sir William on whom the said lands are settled, not to insist on such high quit rents as in strictness of law the Crown might exact, but to mitigate the quit rents of the said lands to such a moderate proportion (“without regard to the Extreme or Reduced Columns and even below the Reduced Column of itself”), viz. as follows: the rent of 200l. a year only for 3 years from Easter last, thereafter 300l. a year for 4 years and thereafter 400l. a year for ever. And a patent is hereby directed to pass the great seal of Ireland prescribing accordingly, viz.: for the said first 3 years the rent to be 12l. per an. for the lands granted to Carteret and Petty, 2l. on those confirmed to Compton [sic], 32l. 10s. 0d. per an. on the lands confirmed to Petty, and 50l. per an. on the Three Regiment Lands; 61l. 2s. 11½d., 35l. 12d.d. and 4l. 14s. 11d. on the lands granted to Marshall in, respectively, the Baronies of Iveragh, Dunkerron and Glanarought: and so proportionably for the rents of the succeeding periods.
Sept. 8. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 121l. 10s. 0d. to the Earl of Dalhousie, Capt. in Sir Charles Graham's Regiment of Foot, “which we are graciously pleased to allow unto him for his pay and that of his servant” from 1690–1, Jan. 1, to 1691, Aug. 31, at 10s. a day, notwithstanding his being respited on the muster rolls of said Regiment for that time. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 259.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Child, Receiver of Taxes for co. Wilts, praying that 156l. 14s. 4d. overpaid by him on account of the Poll, anno 1693, may be transferred to his account of the present 4s. Aid. Reference Book VIII, p. 113.
Sept. 9. William Lowndes to the Surveyors of the Duties on Glass etc. to depute John Wilcox, gent., as Receiver or Treasurer of the said Duties: with the salary of 100l. per an. as from Sept. 29 inst. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 18.
Same to same to depute the following officers under them, as from date as above, viz.: Charles Leighton as accomptant at 50l. per an.; John Ridg as clerk to said accomptant at 30l. per an.; Robert Lowndes as messenger at 20l. per an. Ibid.
Sept. 10. Money warrant for 70l. to William Snow, Mahaleel Windham, John Smart, John Hancock, David Davis, Walter Davis, David Bourke and Henry Williams for their attendance as Doorkeepers to the House of Peers during the several Sessions since the king's accession. (Money order dated Sept. 11 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 20. Order Book IV, p. 231.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies of pro on the Post Office for 6,876l. 15s. 4d. to John Ince, gent., in repayment of so much lent by him on credit of the Post Office revenue Sept. 5 inst. Money Book XIII, p. 20.
Sept. 10. Treasury warrant to Sir Robert Cotton and Thomas Frankland, the Postmasters General, to pay off in course the tallies for, in all, 76,123l. 2s.d. lent as follows on credit of the Post Office revenue, viz.: 18,000l. lent July 2 last by Bartholomew Burton; 51,246l. lent July 4 last by John Ince, and 6,876 15s. 4d., being the sum as above lent by said Ince the 5th inst: together with 6 per cent. interest. The payment is to be made as fast as the money of said revenue can be applied thereto without interfering with the weekly payments which the Treasury Lords have already directed to be made out of said revenue. Money Book XIII, p. 20.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 350l. to Paul Foley, by way of advance on his allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons: to be issued out of loans in the Exchequer on the Post Office revenue. The regular warrants for this issue shall be sent as soon as they can be despatched. Disposition Book XIII, p. 51. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 421.
Same to the Earl of Montagu [Master of the Great Wardrobe]. Mr. Baker, late Consul at Algier, has laid before the Treasury Lords a particular account of things to be sent to the Dey of Algier as a present. Please take care that same be provided ready to go with Sir George Rooke. Send my Lords an estimate thereof, and they will take care to provide money for same. Out Letters (General) XIV p. 420.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. I have laid before my Lords your several letters “concerning your [sic for the] grant to be passed to the” Earl of Portland of the [Lordships of] Denbigh, Bromfield and Yale, “since their Lordships came together to make a full Board.” Several gentlemen of that country appeared before my Lords and desired to be heard before the grant pass. They were accordingly heard May 10 last, and made divers objections as follows, viz.: Ibid. XV, pp. 19–20.
William Williams, who has an estate in those manors, alleged that the manors are very large, of great value, about 2,000l. a year, and a great number of gentlemen are interested in them: that they have never had any Lord but the King: that it is difficult in point of law whether these manors are grantable or not, or be an inseparable part of the inheritance of the Prince of Wales, and he thought when a Prince of Wales is born they are his and the Crown has nothing to do [with them]: that Denbigh [lordship and manor] is annexed to the Principality [of Wales] by Parliament, and thinks it cannot be separated but by an Act of Parliament: that the Prince of Wales always had his revenue, Court and officers, and on the creation of a Prince of Wales this lordship pays a great mise—about 437l.: that however [it be] he is sure it is most safe to go [proceed] by Act of Parliament not by patent: that Bromfeild and Yale (which he thinks consists of 23 manors) was a customary estate, and in Charles I's time [was] annexed to the Principality, and in 13 Car. I was turned to an inheritance and also annexed [to the Principality of Wales] and that this lordship pays a mise of 400l.: that if there be a mesne Lord he'll carry the royalties; and questions will arise: that the Acts of Parliament confirm their privileges: that if there be the King's patentee and a Prince of Wales it will be doubted whether the Lord or the Prince have the mise: that these places are full of mines and a new lord will have eagle's eyes and there will be perpetual suits: that this will touch every man in the county in his vitals: that in anno 22 Car. II there is an Act to sell fee farms and Duchy rents of Cornwall, but there is an express exception of the fee farm rents of Wales; and if the Parliament would not let them be sold then, hopes they will not be given now: that the Parliament did entrust to Lord Treasurers to pursue the instructions of that Act.
Mr. Brierton, another of those gentlemen, said there may be an inconvenience to the Judges' salaries by this grant.
Mr. Price, who was one of them, alleged these lordships to extend to about 5 parts in 6 of the county: that they owe a double allegiance as tenants and as subjects and would not have their allegiance weakened in any part: that Acts of Re-assumption have been grounded always on paying great taxes: that there will be a poor Crown and weak-hearted people to serve the Crown if these grants go on.
Sir Robert Cotton said [that] in Queen Elizabeth's time there was a grant to the Earl of Leicester of lands in Wales which occasioned frays, murthers and many indictments and made him surrender to the Crown in his lifetime: that the Lordship of Denbigh was then granted to the said Earl and 'twas added that Sir Richard Middleton, Sir John Wynn, Sir Walter Baggott, Sir Tho. Grosvenor, Sir Roger Mostyn and others were in the country, who would otherwise have appeared in this matter.
The above were the greatest part of the allegations at the hearing at the Treasury Chambers. What chiefly moved my Lords to defer the passing of this grant are the exception in the Act of Parliament for sale of Fee Farm rents, which shews the intention of Parliament was then to preserve the Welsh revenue for a Prince of Wales: and for that the discontent which it may give to a great number of gentlemen of Wales and neighbouring countries may prove very prejudicial to the King's affairs in Parliament.
Sept. 10. William Lowndes to Mr. Clarke to procure a warrant to be signed by the Lords Justices to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay 2,000l. to the Commissioners of the Transports, Ireland, on account. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 16.
Same to Mr. Blathwait to procure the King's signature to a Commission for George Muschamp as collector and Receiver of his Majesty's Revenue in the Precinct of Potomac River in Maryland: Ibid, p. 23.
And to a warrant for 350l. to the Honble. Paul Foley as Speaker of the House of Commons.
Sept. 10. Treasury warrant to Philip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods, to fell sufficient timber not fit for the Navy in Burleigh Walk, in New Forest, to produce 20 loads of timber and 60l. 11s. 6d. in money to provide for repairs at Burleigh Lodge in New Forest, of which the Marquess of Winchester has custody, and the paling of the two courts at the said lodge. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 28.
Treasury letters patent constituting Ezekiell Finch, gent., to be riding surveyor to survey and inspect the managing etc. of the Duties on Glass: with the salary of 100l. per an. from 1695, Sept. 29, and an allowance of 10s. a day for travelling charges: during pleasure of the Treasury Lords. Ibid, pp. 29–30.
The like for Thomas Bateman as a same.
Sept. 11. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,819l. 8s. 10d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: 888l. 5s. 8d. thereof out of Contributions for Reversionary Annuities; 1,930l. out of loans on the Duties on Coals and Glass; and 1l. 3s. 2d. out of Contributions on Salt. The total to be applied as in part of 7,600l. for the week's subsistence to the Forces in England to Sept. 16 inst. Disposition Book XIII, p. 50.
Same to same to issue as follows out of loans on the Post Office on such money warrants as are or shall be signed by the Treasury Lords, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, pp. 50, 51.
to the Doorkeepers of the House of Peers 7000
to Mr. Rotiers for [engraving] the great seal of England 20000
to John Hanson 5000
to Mr. Wintour 31644
to Sergt. Ryley 5039
to me [Lowndes] for secret service 30000
to the Treasurer of the Chamber to complete last June 24 quarter's salary to the gardeners, amounting to 1,021l. 15s. 2d. 878504
to Nicho. Estoll 5000
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Same dated Sept. 18 to same to issue the abovesaid 878l. 4s. 10d. to Mr. Henning on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the gardens; “the same being to be paid over to the said gardeners by him and not by the Treasurer of the Chamber”: to be issued out of loans at the Exchequer on the Post Office revenue.
Same to the Master Worker etc. of the Mint for an account of the amount of the silver moneys coined in the Mint or Mints in the reigns of James I and Charles I “as particularly as you can by to-morrow afternoon.” Out Letters (General) XV, p. 20.
Same to the Surveyors of the Duties on Glass etc. to appoint Thomas Bavand as one of the waiters to attend the glasshouses, to take the accounts of the goods made and to collect the duties thereupon. Ibid, pp. 21, 22.
Samuell Phillips as the like (to reside at or about Gloucester).
Antho. Hoyle as the like.
The like letters severally for the following as waiters similarly, viz.: Richard Neagle, William Wonham, William Monings, Oliver Herring, — Aston, — Hoskys, Walter Doyly (cancelled), — Edlyn, — Carpenter and William Heely, the last named being dated Sept. 24.
[?] William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to deliver to Walter Whitfeild, John Bowles and Dalby Thomas, Principal Surveyors for the new Duties on Glass, the particulars of what glasshouses and stone bottle works you have received an account of from your officers. Out Letters (General) XV, pp. 21, 22.
Sept. 11. Treasury reference to same of the petition of John Tymms, citizen and distiller of London, praying that 40l. may be accepted in settlement of his Excise debt of 200l., the badness of the times and great losses in trade having forced him to withdraw. Reference Book VII, p. 112.
Same to the Transports Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Teat et al., owners of the ship Deborah of Plymouth, shewing that their ship, contrary to their charterparty with the said Commissioners, was obliged to carry part of the Danish Forces from Ireland to Ostend, but with a promise of satisfaction for whatever loss they should sustain; and that the said ship was unfortunately split on a rock in her voyage: therefore praying to be paid the value of said ship on an appraisement. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners and Managers of the Million Adventure of the memorial and account of John Packer for 6,600l. odd due to him for books and necessaries provided by him for the Transfer Office for said Adventure. Ibid.
Same to the King's Remembrancer of the petition of Sir Thomas Brograve et al., sureties for Henry Maynard esq., late one of the Four Tellers of the Receipt, praying to have their surety bonds delivered up as his accounts are cleared and a quietus is sued out. Ibid.
Sept. 12. Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robt. Le Platier, merchant, shewing that by a mistake he entered a parcel of shellock which he was shipping off at less than was mentioned on the cocket, upon which the goods are stopped by one Cambey “for that his Majesty might have lost upon the drawback about 10s.”: therefore praying restoration of the goods, he being willing to lose the drawback and satisfy the officer. Ibid.
Same to Cha. Fox of the petition of Capt. Stafford Fairbone, shewing that being Capt. in Col. William Selwyn's Regiment of Foot (formerly Lieut. Gen. Kirk's Regiment) and being in service at sea during said Regiment's service in Ireland, his subsistence issued from the Pay Office to the said Lieut. General Kirke for that time amounted to 136l. 4s. 1d., no part whereof has been paid him by said Kirke; and that Capt. Bickerstaff, another Captain in said Regiment, being authorised by Col. Selwyn to state the accounts of said Regiment to 1692, April 1, does charge to petitioner's account the subsistence so paid to said Kirke: therefore praying payment of said 136l. 4s. 1d. out of the arrears of said Lieut. Gen. Kirke, there being no other way left for him to receive the same. Ibid, p. 113.
Sept. 12. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Charles Wallis esq., Escheator of the Province of Leinster, for reward for his service in enquiring into the estates of 400 persons, who were outlawed or killed in the late Rebellion in Ireland and making returns thereof to the Commissioners for Forfeitures. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 45.
Sept. 13. Money warrant for 1,135l. 19s. 6d. to Bartholomew Burton, gent., without account, for so much disbursed by him to divers persons by way of reward for making loans of considerable sums at the Exchequer and for other payments made by him by Treasury direction “over and above what hath been issued to him for that service as appears by an accompt signed by himself” of Aug. 1 last. (Money order dated Sept. 19 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 21. Order Book IV, p. 232.
Same for 50l. 3s. 9d. to Sergt. Philip Ryley for half a year to June 24 last on his fee of 3s. a day and board wages allowance of 2s. 6d. a day as a Serjeant at Arms. Money Book XIII, p. 21.
William Lowndes to the Agent for Taxes. I have read to my Lords your representation of July 16 last on the arrear on Phillip Bearcroft's account as Receiver General for co. Worcester of the first and second 4s. Aid. Please inform my Lords what sum the Receiver was actually robbed of. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 421.
Same to Mr. [Aaron] Smith. My Lords have considered the case of Mr. Benjamin Colinge touching the attorneys of the Court of King's Bench refusing to pay the fines due to the King upon debt and upon Actions of the Case and Trespass sued out in that Court; whereof said Colinge is farmer. You are to prosecute the recovery of the said fines at the King's charge with all expedition. Ibid. XV, p. 20.
Treasury warrant to Sir Thomas Trevor, Attorney General, to enter a noli prosequi to the information against John Waller's parcel of Smyrna galls, ut supra, p. 1121, appraised at upwards of 200l.; he having obtained leave of the Exchequer Court to compound with the informer. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 30–1.
Sept. 14. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords have considered your memorial of the 10th inst. touching the management of the new Duty on Coals. They agree to the latter part thereof concerning the management of that Duty by the patent officers in London port, and recommend you to satisfy the said officers by a reasonable encouragement so that the King's service may not suffer. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 21.
My Lords direct you to make a presentment [of an establishment] for the inspection of this duty in London port and what salary you think proper to be allowed to an inspector. They recommend Mr. Le Nove to you for that or other suitable employment. “When my Lords next meet they will give you the authority you desire for settling such officers as you shall think fit, with reasonable salaries, for the navigable rivers.