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'Entry book: January 1696, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 1270-1283. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82190 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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January 1696, 1–15

Letters Patent, Privy Seals, Royal Sign Manuals and Warrants, Treasury warrants, Commissions, Orders, letters, Memorials, Reports, and other Entries: all not of the nature of Treasury Minutes.
Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
1695–6. Jan. 1. Royal sign manual for the following payments: l. s. d. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 306. Money Book XIII, pp. 57, 75. Order Book IV, pp. 250, 260.
to Thomas, Lord Culpeper, as royal bounty 200 0 0
to Bernard Granville for half a year to Christmas last for the rent of Mote Park laid into Windsor Great Park 150 0 0
to John Rudge by the appointment of Nicholas Herne, esq., Consul at Alicante, for the value of 332 dollars 5 rialls disbursed 1694, May 24, to 1695, June 20, by said Herne for the relief of poor seamen and soldiers taken by the French and other services as in a bill allowed by Secretary the Duke of Shrewsbury 83 3 1
£433 3 1
(Money warrants dated Jan. 14 hereon for Culpeper and Granville and Feb. 14 for Rudge.) (Money orders dated Jan. 17 hereon for Culpeper and Granville and Feb. 18 for said Rudge hereon.)
Royal sign manual for 2,000l. to Aubery, Earl of Oxford, as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Feb. 4 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 4 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 307. Money Book XIII, p. 68. Order Book IV, p. 253.
Royal warrant, under the King's sign manual, dated Kensington, to Fran. Russell, esq., Capt. General and Governor in Chief of Barbados, Sta. Lucia, Dominico, St. Vincent and the rest of the Islands lying to the Windward of Guadeloupe, to give direction to the Receiver of the King's casual revenue in Barbados to repay to Col. John Hallet the 350l. fine imposed upon him and the forfeited recognizance of 2,000l.: the Committee for Trade and Plantations having represented (on his petition and appeal complaining of his being suspended from his place in the Council there) that in their opinion he should be restored to his said place and that the said fine and estreated recognizance ought to be remitted. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 301.
In the margin: a duplicate signed by the King and the [Treasury] Lords at the same time.
Jan. 1. Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to pay 1,624l. 13s. 4d. to the following persons,” poor pensioners,” as royal bounty; without account. King's Warrant Book, XVIII, pp. 302–4. Money Book XIII, p. 54.
Appending: list, ut supra, pp. 868–9, 1004, with the omission of the names of Nicholas Estoll, Dame Eliz. Hamilton and Margaret Blake; and with the addition of: l.
Elizabeth Madge 10
Mris. King 10
Ann Aldham 10
Adam Pellier 5
Mris. Mary Kirke for half a year 125
Edwd. Tirringham 40
Mris. Stedman 30
Mris. Bedford 20
Mris. Walker 10
(Treasury warrant dated Jan. 6 hereon accordingly to Edward Nicholas to pay same out of moneys imprested to Nicholas for his Majesty's service.)
Money warrant for 75l. to William Wekett for 1695, Christmas quarter, on the allowance for salary for attendance on the Treasury Lords and for disbursements for fire and candle etc. for the Treasury Office: and 5l. to John Hurst for extraordinary pains in carrying letters on several occasions. (Money order dated Jan. 2 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 51. Order Book IV, p. 248.
Treasury warrant to John Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay 14l. 10s. 0d. to John Thorrowkettle for same quarter as Messenger [of the Chamber] attending the Customs. Money Book XIII, p. 51.
Treasury allowance of said Thorrowkettle's bill for 14l. 10s. 0d. for same quarter's allowance as Messenger of the Chamber attending the Treasury Lords. Ibid, p. 516.
Money warrant for 2,000l. for same quarter's salary to the Treasury Lords (Sidney, Lord Godolphin, Sir Ste. Fox, Charles Montague, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and John Smith). (Money order dated Jan. 2 hereon.) Ibid, p. 51b. Order Book IV, p. 249.
Treasury warrant to John Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for same quarter for services in making an account of the receipt and particular application of the Customs revenue. Money Book XIII, p. 516.
Same for 25l. to Nahum Tate for same quarter's fee as Poet Laureat. Ibid, p. 54.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Rymer for same quarter's salary as Historiographer Royal. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 221,213l. 19s. 6d. to Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy, 74,903l. 7s. 3d. on loans to be made by said Treasurer of the third 4s. Aid; 80,839l. 0s. 1d. on the Duties on Marriages etc., and 65,471l. 12s.d. on the Duties on Coals, Glass etc.: same to be applied to wages of seamen. Disposition Book XIII, pp. 78–9.
Also 10,835l. 0s. 1d. to same upon the like unsatisfied order: out of loans to be made by said Treasurer, viz. of 6,005l. 12s. 6d. on the Duties on Marriages etc., and 4,829l. 7s. 7d. on Duties on Coals, Glass etc.: same to be applied to complete the sum of 57,540l. 3s. 8d. for the building and furnishing with rigging and sea stores the four Second Rate ships of 90 guns.
Also 3,196l. 3s. 4d. to same out of the like loans to be made by said Treasurer, viz. of 1,771l. 11s. 5d. on the Duties on Marriages and 1,424l. 11s. 11d. on the Duties on Coals, Glass etc.: same to be to complete the sum of 16,973l. 10s. 0d. for the marine officers of the two Marine Regiments.
Jan. 1. Warrant, under the King's sign manual, to the Lord Deputy to pay Sir Richard Reynell, kt. and bart., late Chief Justice of the King's Bench, Ireland, 300l. for his salary on the Civil List, Ireland, for his said office as if he had continued therein until Midsummer last; he having served in that office until 1695, June 5, but having been paid only until 1694, Christmas, thus being left without recompence for all Hilary and Easter terms and most part of Trinity term now past: all notwithstanding that the half year's salary due at 1695, Midsummer, has been already paid to the Lord Chief Justice who succeeded him. Out Letters (General) XV, pp. 45–6. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 56.
For the future in every office or place for which any salary is or shall be payable on the Establishment of the Civil List the salary shall be paid to the person who dies or goes out and to their successors for the time they serve respectively and the Auditor General shall adjust the parts or dividend of any quarter or half year accordingly.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Rowe (Row) as Deputy Controller at Bideford at 20l. per an. from the King and 20l. per an. from the principal [the Controller]: all loco William Chamberlaine, removed to Jersey, who was paid 20l. per an. out of incidents. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 228.
Edward Reynell as landwaiter at Padstow loco said Robert Row.
The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Conmmissioners, Ireland, to appoint Capt. Griffith Bowen as collector of Coleraine or of Drogheda, in regard both of his services to the Crown and of his experience in such employment. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 57.
Royal warrant to the Lord Deputy to insert on the Establishment of the Forces, Ireland, 30d. a day as an additional allowance to Jean Bayze, a Reformed Lieutenant of Foot, who is on the pension list of the said Forces; so as to make his pension of 2s. 6d. a day into 5s. a day. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Jas. (Thomas, should be James) Phelps, junr., of a water mill in Milton, co. Pembroke, and a fulling mill there in the tenure of John Myricke, gent., formerly part of the estate of Richard Griffith, esq., attainted, and afterwards part of the estate of Elizabeth, Countess of Bridgewater, by royal gift, and being lately in the tenure of Griffin Bowen. The present lease to be for 31 years at 11l. 6s. 8d. per an. and fine of 5l. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 86–8, 99.
Prefixing: (a) particular and memorandum of the premises made out by Deputy Auditor Cha. Chetwind; (b) ratal thereof by S. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Followed by undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease.
Jan. 2. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 455l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on credit of the Exchequer in general: and to be for recruit money for Col. Ingoldsby's Regiment, to wit, for 110 men killed at 3l. each and 125 men wounded at 20s. each during the last campaign at Knock and before Namur. Disposition Book XIII, p. 79.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to prepare letters for the Treasury Lords to sign to be sent to the respective Receivers of Taxes throughout England and Wales signifying that it is the King's pleasure that they do not refuse any clipped moneys in case they be good silver, but receive the same as they have hitherto done, till the methods for bringing in the clipped moneys be settled by Act of Parliament. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 45.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the Order of Council relating to Robert Levingston of New York. He craves interest at 8 per cent, on 2,172l. New York money from the time he advanced same for the support of the Forces against the French in 1688 up to 1693, when he had tallies assigned to him for 1,670l. sterling money in satisfaction of said principal sum. We think it reasonable to allow same, being 868l. 16s. 0d. “for the encouragement of others to be serviceable to your Majesty on the like occasion”; the rate of 8 per cent, being the usual interest rate allowed there. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 69–71.
He also claims the like interest on sums as follows, viz. 295l. 13s. 0d. for interest from 1688, Aug. 1, to 1695, August, of 527l. 19s.d. disbursed for the soldiers in New York in the reign of the late King; 121l. 16s. 0d. for interest from 1688, Nov. 1, to 1695, August, of 233l. 9s. 1d. expended for the support of the garrisons at Albany and New York; and 217l. 5s. 0d. for interest from 1688, July 1, to 1695, July 1, of 388l. 8s. 7d. advanced to soldiers in New York who were employed in the Expedition against the French in 1687: the said interest items making together 634l. 14s. 0d.
By the Order in Council of Nov. 21 last the Governor of New York for the time being is directed to take care to satisfy this petitioner (out of the revenues there) what he shall make appear to be justly due to him. We conceive this order will extend only to the payment of the principal sums therein mentioned. We therefore think it will be equitable to allow him 8 per cent, interest on the above [items] from the day of the advance to the date of the repayment thereof.
The said Levingston has further memorialised us, the Treasury Lords, shewing that during the war the necessities of New York will be so great that it will be very difficult to raise the principal and impossible to raise both principal and interest due to him: he therefore prays that in lieu thereof (making 1,503l. 10s. 0d. New York money) he may receive the value of the interest here in England. As to the 868l. 16s. 0d. interest item, your Majesty may direct payment of 668l. sterling (being at 30 per cent, discount, which we are informed is the value of the said 868l. 10s. 0d. in New York) either by the Earl of Ranelagh and to be placed to the account of Army Contingencies or in such other way as your Majesty may appoint. The last three items of interest may be satisfied out of the revenues of the Province of New York by an additional order to the Governor thereof.
Lastly, in consideration of said Levingston's long and faithful services in all the treaties and negociations with the Indians in those parts (he having been at great trouble and charge therein and not hitherto having had any salary for the same), we think he deserves a salary of 100l. per an. as a reward for the time past and an encouragement for the future: to be payable out of the revenues of New York for life: and we have no objection against his being confirmed in the offices of Collector of Excise and quit rents, Town Clerk, Clerk of the Peace and Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas at Albany with the usual salaries; for life; as is desired.
Jan. 3. Money warrant for 112l. 10s. 0d. to John, Phillip and Joseph Rotiers for last Christmas quarter on their annuity [as gravers to the Mint]. Money Book XIII, p. 52.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the First Fruits for 500l. to the Earl of Oxford for same quarter on his pension. Ibid.
Jan. 6. Money warrant for 175l. 18s. 4d. to the Earl of Romney, Master General of the Ordnance, for one year to Christmas last on his several fees. Ibid, p. 66.
66l. 13s. 4d. to Sir Henry Goodrick for same on his fee as Lieut. General of the Ordnance.
36l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Thomas Littleton for the like as Clerk of the Ordnance.
18l. 5s. 0d. to Christopher Musgrave, esq., for the like as Clerk of the Deliveries of the Ordnance.
40l. to Cha. Bertie, esq., for the like as Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance.
36l. 10s. 0d. to John Charlton for the like as Surveyor General of the Ordnance.
15l. 4s. 2d. to Tho. Gardiner for the like as Keeper of the Stores and Small Arms in the Tower.
54l. 15s. 0d. to William Meesters for the like as Storekeeper of the Ordnance.
120l. to John Fitch for the like as Workmaster to the Ordnance.
36l. 10s. 0d. to Richard Leake for the like as Master Gunner of England.
Same for 166l. 13s. 4d. to James, Earl of Abingdon, for one year to 1695, Michaelmas, on his several annuities of 100l. and 100 marks as Warden Chief Justice and Justice in Eyre of the Forests, Trent South. Ibid.
Jan. 6. Treasury warrant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay 50l. to John Loyd for services performed and to be performed about the Customs. Money Book XIII, p. 52.
Same to Sir Robert Cotton. kt., and Thomas Frankland, esq., Postmasters General, to pay 531l. 5s. 8d. to Lambert Blackwell, his Majesty's Consul at Leghorn, for so much by him laid out in his Majesty's service in carrying advices to the Fleet in the Mediterranean and other charges relating thereto between 1694–5, March 1, and 1695, Nov. 1, according to his bill thereof allowed by Secretary the Duke of Shrewsbury. Ibid, pp. 52, 55.
Appending: said bill “ of charges disbursed for the Velocita Tartan, Capt. James Peacock commander, from the 1st of March last to the 1st of November, 1695, wherein is included her outsett for two voyages with one month's pay beforehand to the Capt. and 13 mariners and three months' provisions for the whole company”: said account being dated Livorno, 1695, Oct. 3, and allowed by the Duke of Shrewsbury Dec. 18, “I do by his Majesty's special command allow this bill amounting to 531l. 5s. 8d. [Reals of Eight or Dollars.]
to seven months' pay to the Capt. and 13 marines, April 1 to Nov. 1, including one month's pay advanced for the whole Company, importing 136l. per month 952 0 0
to seven months' provisions from June 1 (when the last account of victualling ended) to Jan. 1 next (being three months' advance) to 14 men at a Ryall per man per day: of which eight Ryalls make a dollar 368 15 0
to the charge of her outset and careening when she returned with the Admiral's despatches from Cadiz and Messina; with port charges, new main sail and extraordinary expenses 236 0 0
to the charge of her stores, tallowing and port charges when she returned from Barcelona with the Admiral's despatches, including several extraordinary expenses by the master 144 0 0
to wine for the men whilst they were fitting and loading her twice with bisket which she carried to the Fleet, with several boat hires etc. 58 0 0
to debt of the Duke of Shrewsbury, Principal Secretary of State 1,758 15 0
Same to John Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay 60l. to James Smith, Customer of Chichester port, as reward for his charge and trouble in a, seizure of silks, which led to a conviction for fraud in embezzling and conveying away the said silks, which had been seized in co. Sussex, whereby the King recovered about 650l. Ibid, p. 53.
Jan. 6. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 125l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of his Office: to be issued out of Tenths in the Exchequer: and to be for last Christmas quarter's charity to the poor. Disposition Book XIII, p. 79. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 47.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. With reference to the letter of Dec. 28 last, supra, p. 1267, it is the King's pleasure that no more of the subsistence should be paid to Col. Holt for his Regiment “than what that part of it which is now in England weekly amounts to; which as Mr. Abbot hath informed my Lords of the Treasury comes to 45l. 19s. 0d. a week.” Disposition Book XIII, p. 80. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 47.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of any disposeable money in the Receipt, viz. 20l. each to John Gourdon, James Kniblo, — Line, Hugh Jones and to Dr. Hoddy for Abraham Slade: for going as chaplains, ut supra, pp. 1240, 1266. Disposition Book XIII, p. 80.
Same to same to issue 55l. 4s. 0d. to the Cofferer of the Household on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of his Office: to be issued out of Tenths in the Exchequer: and to be for Christmas quarter's charity to the poor at the gate. Ibid, p. 61.
Same to same. My Lords desire that for the despatch of business relating to the receiving of taxes, loans etc. your clerks do attend in your office to-day, notwithstanding it be an holyday: and that on every subsequent holyday (Sundays excepted) like attendance be given until my Lords' further order. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 47.
[?] The Treasury Lords to Mr. Aug. Briggs and Mr. Leo. Blofeild. The Agents for Taxes have represented to us, Dec. 26 last, that you have not observed the directions in our letter of Sept. 15 last, supra, p. 1208, and that you are 22,500l. in arrear at Michaelmas last on the third 4s. Aid and have not paid anything upon the Marriage Duties. You are to pay all money due from you by Jan. 15 next at the furthest or process will forthwith issue against you and another Receiver General will be appointed for co. Norfolk. Ibid.
Jan. 6. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Cullum as a landwaiter, London port, loco Hender Mountstephens, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 229.
Richard Wilden as tidesman and boatman at Cocker Abbey in Lancaster port loco Henry Janeson, dismissed.
Joseph Couch as tidesman at Topsham in Exeter port loco Thomas Jerman, dismissed for keeping an alehouse.
John Knackston as waiter and searcher at Wells in Lynn Regis port loco Peter Spooner, deceased.
Jan. 6. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to admit to entry a parcel of Newfoundland fish taken and condemned as prize as follows, viz. on payment of only the subsidy and the 25 per cent. as French prize goods according to the said Commissioners' report of Dec. 30 last on the memorial of the Principal Commissioners for Prizes, ut supra, pp. 1264–5: by which report it appears that supposing the said fish to be of that sort of cod fish commonly called Poor Jack and being of foreign fishing if it had been freely imported every hundred[weight] of the same would be chargeable with duties as follows, viz: l. s. d. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 230.
subsidy by the Act of Tonnage and Poundage 0 2
duty by the Act of Navigation 0 2
petty Custom 0 1 2
duty by the Act of Trade [25 Car. II, c. 7] 0 10 0
25 per cent. as French goods 0 10 11¼
£1 6
which is more than the common value of the said goods and was laid in the nature of prohibition upon foreign shipping to encourage our own fishery: whereas in this case the King by his capture becomes the importer and therefore the Duties payable by the Acts of Navigation and Trade should be waived as being those intended to affect strangers. This would leave only l. s. d.
the subsidy by the Act of Tonnage and Poundage 0 2
the 25 per cent. as French prize goods 0 10 11¼
£0 13
This is hereby to be the duty as above.
Treasury order to same to observe (a) infra. Ibid, p. 231.
Prefixing: Order of the King in Council, dated Kensington, Dec. 29 last, granting leave to the Elizabeth and Susan, John Carswell master, to proceed to Cadiz, notwithstanding the embargo.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Robert Levingston, ut supra, pp. 1273–4. In the margin. “ This report is altered and a new one signed,” ut supra [the alteration of date not being explained]. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 66–7.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Lord Preston that no grant pass of the late Visct. Preston's estate or the arrears thereof [without his being first heard]. Notice to be given to Mr. Samuel Story at the African House or to Mr. Heyford Wainwright in Old Southampton Buildings next door to Mr. Serjeant Rawlinson. Caveat Book, p. 41.
Jan. 7. Money warrant for 1,552l. to Ralph Williamson, Receiver General of the second 4s. Aid and second Quarterly Poll for cos. York, Durham and Northumberland, without account: in full satisfaction of an allowance of 1l. per cent. for the return of 155,257l. 5s. 10d. by him paid into the Exchequer on account of the said taxes. (Money order dated Jan. 10 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 53. Order Book IV, p. 253.
Jan. 8. Royal warrant, under the King's sign manual, to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 1,000,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy, as imprest for the Navy and Victualling. (Money warrant dated Jan. 18 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Jan. 15.) (Money order dated Jan. 17 [sic. ? 19] hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 304. Money Book XIII, p. 62. Order Book IV, p. 249.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Leonard Thompson, Luke Thompson and Richard Thompson, sons of Edward Thompson of the city of York, of the office of Treasurer's Remembrancer in the Exchequer loco Sir John Osborne and John Osborne, esq., surrendered, see supra, p. 1257. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 305.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Admiralty Lords to order the Navy Commissioners forthwith to dispose, by sale, of the ship Tyger prize, which upon a survey has been found unuseful for the Navy, and to pay the proceeds to the Navy Treasurer upon account. Ibid, p. 308.
Jan. 9. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 134,763l. 3s. 4d. to the Earl of Ranelagh upon the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on credit of the Exchequer in general: and to be applied as follows, viz: l. s. d. Disposition Book XIII, p. 81.
for contingencies: to wit: to answer Mr. Robinson's bill of exchange from Stockholm for special service relating to the war 500 0 0
for six months' subsistence to the Forces in England from Nov. 25 last to Jan. 6 inst. at 7,600l. a week; there being already paid 4,100l. 4s. 8d. 41,499 15 4
to complete 99,274l. 18s. 0d. for the month's subsistence to the Forces in Flanders from Nov. 5 last to Dec. 2 last; there being already paid 7,318l. 11s. 0d. to the officers who are come from Flanders to make recruits here 91,956 18 0
to Benj. de Boham, late Lieut. Col. to the Regiment of Dutch Guards, for his allowance of 15s. a day from 1st Aug., 1693, to 30 Nov., 1695 639 0 0
for 10 recruit horses for Col. Cinquille's Regiment of the Hanover Troops in his Majesty's pay, at 142gl. 10st. for each horse and 25gl. for the furniture 167 10 0
£134,763 3 4
Also to issue 218l. 1s. 4d. to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their names for the service of the Forces [in Ireland]: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Fox on credit of the Exchequer in general: and to be applied as follows, viz:
to Capt. Tobias Molley, as the King's bounty, in full of his pretensions as a Reformed Officer, Ireland 50 0 0
to Monsieur Montant on account of his pension (of 3s. 6d. a day) on the Establishment of Ireland, “who by reason of his infirmity is not able to go over “ 50 0 0
to Mr. Gyles Stephens in full of his pay as Lieut. in Col. Sankey's broken Regiment 18 1 4
to Mr. Chabrolle on account of his pension on the Establishment in Ireland 100 0 0
£218 1 4
Also to issue 20,000l. to Edward Russell, esq., 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 Exchequer in general: and is intended for the Victualling.
Jan. 9. The Treasury Lords to the East India Company. The Officers of the Ordnance must provide 6,000 barrels of powder for the service of the Ordnance in Flanders and they inform us that the same may most conveniently be had in Holland. Please buy the said quantity of powder there at the lowest price at the present market, five-sixths or all of it to be fine powder, and deliver same to the Officers of the Ordnance in Flanders by 2,000 barrels a month. We will take care to issue money for the payment thereof from time to time out of funds granted for the service of the war in 1696. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 40.
Jan. 10. Money warrant for 47l. 4s. 2d. to Lord Robert Russell for one year at Michaelmas last on his fee as Clerk of the Pipe: and 60l. for same time on the allowance formerly made to the Clerk of the Pipe for drawing down and charging the several convictions, rents and seizures of Recusants. (Money order dated Jan. 22 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 56. Order Book IV, p. 249.
Treasury order for the renewal of a lost money order of loan No. 1,346 on the two thirds of the Additional Excise: same being lost as appears by the affidavit of Mr. Whitfeild Hayter. Order Book IV, p. 251.
William Lowndes to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue 2,241l. 10s.d. to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their name [as Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland]: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Fox on credit of the Duties on Coals, Glass etc: and to be paid to the Commissioners of Transports upon account for the Transport service. Disposition Book XIII, p. 82.
Same to the Attorney General, enclosing two reports [missing], one by the late Attorney General, the other by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands, on George Evelyn's memorial touching an arrear of quit rent arising out of the manor of Burnham, co. Bucks: on which reports the Treasury Lords have agreed that so much of the arrears as therein as amount to 5l. 5s. 3d. per an. from 1671 shall be paid by Mr. Evelyn and the like rent of 5l. 5s. 3d. per an. for the future shall be apportioned on his lands; which being satisfied his lands shall not be charged with the rest of the 330l. in arrear or with any other part of the growing rent of 22l. 0s.d. per an. My Lords desire you to consent to the passing a decree or order in the Exchequer Court for apportioning the same accordingly. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 48.
Jan. 10. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the Duke of Shrewsbury, on payment of Customs, the six pieces of wine now on shipboard in London port. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 48.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports to take care that the officers and their servants who are on board the Golden Lime Tree and the Joanna at Harwich be victualled whilst they remain on board; and to defray the charge thereof out of moneys issued to you for the Transport service. Ibid, p. 49.
Same to Mr. Abbott to compute what the subsistence will amount to for one week for the abovesaid officers and their servants. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Marryott. My Lords have appointed Auditor Aldworth and Auditor Shales to state the account of the profits of the late Visct. Preston's estate from the time of its forfeiture. You are to attend them with the books and papers relating thereto. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Phillip Ryley, esq., Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, of the petition of the Commissioners for rebuilding the town of Warwick, shewing that the poor [are great] sufferers by the late dreadful fire and that they suffer great loss by recoining the money, part of that which is collected on their [royal charity collection] brief being bad; wherefore petitioners pray a grant to the poor sufferers of such quantity of shrubs and underwood in the Forest of Dean as the King may think fit to enable them to go on in rebuilding their church and town. Reference Book VII, p. 125.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of a small piece of ground near Windsor Castle in order to a lease thereof to Sidney, Lord Godolphin, for 60 years. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 67–8, 71.
Appending: (a) said Godolphin's petition to the King for said ground, which is divided by a, brick wall from the way leading into the Park on the south side of the Castle, being of no ornament thereunto, but used by the Officers of the Works to preserve [store] the timber for the repairs of the Castle, “which its humbly supposed may as conveniently be kept in some other place”; the said ground lying contiguous to petitioner's house and may be rendered serviceable and commodious thereto; (b) note of the reference, dated Nov. 13 last, thereof to Samuel Travers, said Surveyor General; (c) the said Travers' report thereon. There is near at hand a vacant piece of ground purchased by Charles II, whereon is built a Tennis Court “on the sides of which buildings” there is ground sufficient for [storing] timber, stone and storehouses for necessary uses in repairs of the Castle and to leave also convenient ways and passages to the Tennis Court. So that if this ground (now an open laystall) be enclosed and appropriated to the Office of the Works there is no inconvenience by granting petitioner's request.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' subscription of the docquet of this lease: for 60 years at the rent of 3s. 4d. per an.
Jan. 10. Royal warrant to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, for a pension of 12s. a day to Col. John Beaumont (being the half pay of a Colonel and his servants): as from the 1st inst., in consideration of his long and faithful services and of his surrender of his commission as Colonel of a Regiment of Foot. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 338.
Jan. 11. William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayte to procure a warrant to be signed by the King to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay as follows, viz: 50l. to Monsieur Montant; 100l. to Monsieur Chabrolle and 18l. 1s. 4d. to Mr. Guleys (Gyles) Stephens, ut supra, p. 1279. Disposition Book XIII, p. 82.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to send by this night's post to the several Receivers General the printed copies of the Votes of Thursday last concerning the clipped moneys; with directions that they take clipped moneys that are silver, although they may be of a coarser alloy than the standard. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 49.
Jan. 13. Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition of Francis Molyneux, woollen draper, praying payment of 986l. 17s. 7d. due to him from the officers of the Duke of Leinster's Regiment of Horse. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Haines, shewing that he has been clerk to the Register of Excise at a salary of 40l. per an. several years and by reason of the Duties on Vinegar and Low Wines his business is become much greater; therefore praying an additional salary for his trouble therein. Reference Book VII, p. 125.
Money order for 284l. 9s. 7d. to John Walker, esq., Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries by him delivered to the officers of said Court in 1695, Michaelmas term. Order Book IV, p. 256.
Jan. 14. Treasury warrant [to the Customs Cashier] for payment of the 1695, Christmas quarter's salary bill of the Customs officers, London port (total, 5,103l. 2s. 6d. for established salaries and 121l. 5s. 0d. for additional salaries, or 5,224l. 7s. 6d. in all). Money Book XIII, p. 57.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to direct payment of same quarter's salary bill for the outports (total, 5.428l. 11s. 3d. for established salaries and 567l. 15s. 0d. for additional salaries, or 5,996l. 6s. 3d. in all). Ibid.
Treasury allowance of the same quarter's salary bill, detailed, of the Office for Stamped Vellum etc. (total, 1,247l. 10s. 0d.). Ibid, p. 58.
Jan. 14. Treasury allowance of the 1695, Christmas quarter's salary bill, detailed, of the Excise Office (total, 5,457l.). Money Book XIII, pp. 59–61.
Money warrant for 140l. to John Gellibrand for discovering seven seditious libels, together with their publisher; as certified by Secretary Sir William; Trumbull: and is after the rate of 20l. for each libel in accordance with the King's Proclamation of 1692, Sept. 13, for the better discovering seditious libellers. Ibid, p. 62.
Same for 370l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital for one year to Christmas last on the annuity to the Mayor etc. of London for the better support of the children of that Foundation. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Romney [Master of the Ordnance]. The King is informed that some of the officers of the Ordnance intend to take away the bridge near Greenwich House, which is supposed to be in his [Majesty's] grant for the use of a Hospital to be erected at Greenwich. It is his pleasure that: same be left for the use of the Hospital and not removed. They are therefore not to meddle with or in any way demolish or remove same. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 51.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to consult with their officers what may be necessary to be offered, for the service of the King and the good of the subject, when a new Bill passes for continuing the Duties on Low Wines. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 231.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Committee of the Privy Council [for Trade and Plantations], dated Whitehall, Jan. 13 inst., for the said Commissioners to report article by article on their own presentment upon two memorials from Edward Randolph, Surveyor General of Customs, on the Northern Coasts of America, relating to the execution of the Acts of Trade and Navigation in those parts; and for the said Commissioners and Mr. Randolph to attend the said Committee thereon on Friday, the 17th inst.
Treasury warrant to same to employ Charles Jones as landwaiter at Penzance loco Sidney Bligh. Ibid, p. 232.
Sidney Bligh to be collector of Padstow loco Francis Leicester, who relinquishes the service.
Treasury reference to Samuell Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Mr. Wessell, praying a new lease of a farm in the parish of Eton near Windsor. Reference Book VII, p. 125.
Money warrant (crossed through and marked “cancelled “) for 20l. to Lodowick Bray for half a year to 1694, Lady day, on his pension. Money Book XIII, p. 66.
Jan. 15. Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to give warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease under the great seal to Sidney, Lord Godolphin, of a parcel of ground, ut supra, pp. 1280–1, at a rent of 3s. 4d. per an. payable to the Receiver of the Honor of Windsor. King's Warrant Book XVIII, pp. 309–11.
Appending: constat and memorandum of the premises: the plot contains 122 feet west towards the house and garden of said Godolphin and 113 feet east towards Windsor Little Park.
Followed by: Treasury warrant dated Jan. 17 accordingly to the Clerk of the Pipe for said lease. (For the entry of the signature of the docquet of the lease see supra, p. 1281.)
Jan. 15. Royal sign manual for 1,000l. to Sir Leonard Robinson, Chamberlain of the City of London, without account: to be distributed and disposed by him “to and amongst our poor subjects inhabiting in the said city as our charity and benevolence to them.” (Money warrant dated Jan. 24 [sic ? 20 or 22] hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 22 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 311. Money Book XIII, p. 64. Order Book IV, p. 250.
Same for 627l. 10s.d. for the Lottery Pensioners for last Christmas quarter's pensions. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 313. Money Book XIII, p. 64. Order Book IV, p. 267.
Appending: list of said pensioners, ut supra, p. 1239. (Money warrant dated Jan. 24 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 14 hereon.)
Jan. 15 and 16. William Lowndes to Mr. Lilly [Receiver of the Post Office] to pay forthwith into the Exchequer 2,015l. 5s. 2d. of the surplus remaining in your hands of the moneys arisen by the Post Office. Disposition Book XIII, p. 83.
The like letter dated Jan. 16 for a further 300l.