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April 1696, 1-10


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'Treasury Calendar: April 1696, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 11: 1696-1697 (1933), pp. 75-88. URL: Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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April 1696, 1-10

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.

April 1.Royal sign manual for the following payments as royal bounty without account. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 371.£
to John Emmes, Esq.2000
to Harry Crofts, Esq.50
to Lewis de Veil, Esq.50
(Money warrant dated April 1 hereon.) (Money order dated April 6 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 112. Order Book IV, p. 280.
Same for 650l. to Paul Foley, Esq., Speaker of the House of Commons for 130 days, November 23, last, (being the day he was presented as Speaker) to March 31, last, on the usual allowance of 5l. a day. (Money warrant dated April 3 hereon.) (Money order dated April 6 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 372. Money Book XIII, p. 114. Order Book IV, p. 282.
Treasury allowance of the Stamp Office salary bill [not detailed] for 1696, Lady Day quarter: total 1,247l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XIII, p. 108.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to the Treasury Lords (Sidney, Lord Godolphin, Sir Stephen Fox, Kt., Charles Montague, Esq., Chancellor and under Treasurer of the Exchequer and John Smith, Esq.) for 1696 Lady Day quarter's salaries. (Money order dated April 3 hereon.) Ibid, p. 109. Order Book IV, p. 279.
Same for 1,500l. to William Smith, Esq., Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, for the wages and boardways of the Captain, Lieutenant, Standard Bearer, Clerk of the Cheque, Harbinger and 40 Gentlemen Pensioners "for one quarter ended at Xmas last, 1694 [sic]." (Money order dated April 3 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 109. Order Book IV, p. 278.
Treasury warrant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for 1696 Lady day quarter for making a particular account of the receipt and application of the revenue of the Customs and divers other services by direction of the Treasury Lords. Money Book XIII, p. 110.
Same to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the First Fruits for 500l. to Aubery, Earl of Oxford for same quarter on his pension. Ibid.
April 1.Money warrant for 75l. to William Wekett for same quarter's allowance for his attendance and for disbursements on necessaries for the Treasury Office: and 5l. to John Hurst for same quarter for his extraordinary pains in carrying letters upon several occasions. (Money order dated April 3 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt dated April 8 to pay same out of any disposable money.) Money Book XIII, p. 111. Order Book IV, p. 280. Disposition Book XIII, p. 121.
Same for 25l. to Nahum Tate for same quarter on his fee as Poet Laureate. Money Book XIII, p. 111.
Treasury warrant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay John Thorowkettle 14l. 16s. 8d. for same quarter as Messenger [of the Chamber] attending the Customs, at 3s. 4d. a day. Ibid.
Treasury allowance of said Thorowkettle's bill of 14l. 16s. 8d. for same quarter, a messenger attending the Treasury Lords at 3s. 4d. a day. Ibid.
Money warrant for 50l. to Thomas Rymer, Esq., for same quarter on his fee or salary as Historiographer Royal. Ibid., p. 112.
Same for 50l. to Rudolph Kien for same quarter on his salary as Closet Keeper to the King. Ibid., p. 114.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the 1,601l. 5s. 0d. that is or will be paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Stephen Lilly of the Post Office Revenue viz.:
to Mr. Kien (as above)5000
to Mr. Robins on his order for 1,00010000
to the Treasurer of the Chamber for the Maundy, 191l. 0s. 2d. and for a quarter's charity, 125l.31602
to the Cofferer of the Household for a quarter to the [poor at the] gate5500
to Sergeant Ryley5039
to Mr. Rymer (as above)5000
to Mr. Tate (as above)2500
to the Schoolmaster of Southwell School1500
to the Provost and Fellows of Eton College6300
to the Master of the Horse on account of extraordinaries25000
to Mr. [Lowndes] for secret service50000
Disposition Book XIII, p. 114.
Same to same to issue as follows out of loans to be made by the respective payees themselves or by others at their nomination on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, viz.:
to Henry, Viscount Galway201220
to Edward, Viscount Villiers69410
to Robert, Lord Lexinton83176
to John Methuen, Esq.108700
to Robert Woseley, Esq.937100
to Philibert D' Hervaer [Hervart], Esq.170096
to James Cresset, Esq.118200
to George Stepney, Esq.141900
to Mathew Prior, Esq.59490
to John Robinson, Esq.30484
to Hugh Gregg, Esq.328120
to Sir Paul Rycaut84068
to Richard Hill, Esq.95500
to Robert Cole, Esq.42016
April 1.Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords have laid before the King your presentment of March 7 last concerning the ships from S. Sebastian. His Majesty apprehends that French wines are brought from thence. He therefore directs that two officers, such as you shall approve, be sent to S. Sebastian to take knowledge of the wine there and its growth and to observe such directions as shall be given therein. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 71.
Treasury warrant to same to employ Ferdinando Young as waiter and searcher at Salisbury loco William Temple. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 254.
Treasury order to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) order of the King in Council dated Kensington, Nov. 26 last for leave to the small advice boat Sedgewick with 16 men to sail immediately to India on the petition of the East India Company; it being of great importance to the Company's affairs. Ibid., p. 255.
April 2.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of moneys of seizures of uncustomed and prohibited goods) 300l. to Thomas Pelham on the unsatisfied order in his name and 1,000l. to Daniell Woodcock gent out of the like moneys of seizures that is in or shall be brought into the Exchequer and next immediately after the above payment to Mr. Pelham. (In the margin: Mr. Woodcock, Coventry, 553l. 19s. 10d. out of seizures.) Disposition Book XIII, p. 115.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay as follows out of the residue of the 300,000l. put into your hands [supra Treasury Calendar, vol. X, p. 1340] on the Continuing Act. viz.:—
for the advance to be made to Messrs. Machado & Pereira upon their contracts for furnishing of bread and bread waggons for the service of the army in Flanders for the year 1696 "and is the value of 336,000 guilders at 10 guilders per £ sterling"33,60000
to complete 102,356l. 6s. 0d. for the month's subsistence to the Army in Flanders from Feb. 26 last to March 24 last84,274180
to Machado & Pereira towards providing a Magazine of Reserve for the Army in Flanders4,50000
for 4 weeks' subsistence to the Forces in England from March 10 last to April 6 inst. according to the new Regulation26,411124
to answer a bill of exchange from Mr. Hill for the service of ships hired to transport the battalions from Ostend.1,20000
to Brigadier Lumley for providing trumpeters' coats, colours and banner rolls61280
to Henry Lewis in satisfaction of what he laid out for levying of recruits for the two Regiments at New York6000
to complete 3,000l. for Col. Eppinger's Dragoons on account of pay1,00000
to Mr. Robert Henly for his extraordinary expense, care and pains about the transportation of the Forces for one year ended Dec. 31 last41000
to Monsieur Schuylenburg for the exchange of 778,513 guilders Hollands money advanced by him for his Majesty's service and repaid him in Brabant money2,53026
to ditto, more to complete the interest of the said advance to the respective days of his repayment1,087190
Disposition Book XIII, p. 116.
April 3.Money warrant for 999l. to Alexander Stanhope, Esq., for 2 bills of extraordinaries, 1694–5, Feb. 21 to 1695–6, Feb. 21 as Envoy Extraordinary to Spain. (Money order dated April 6 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 106. Order Book IV, p. 281.
Same for 63l. to the Provost and Fellows of Eton College for 1½ years to 1696 Lady day on a perpetuity of 42l. per annum (ut supra p. 76). Money Book XIII, p. 112.
Treasury warrant to James Herbert, Receiver-General of the money arising by Prizes, to pay (out of moneys arising by ships, goods, etc., taken and adjudged as prize), 100l. to George Oxenden, Dr. of Laws, for half a year to Lady day last on his 100l. per annum as Judge Official and Commissary of the Court of Admiralty of the Cinque Ports. Ibid., p. 113.
Money warrant for 15l. to the Schoolmaster of Southwell School for 1½ years to 1696 Lady day on an ancient perpetuity of 10l. per annum ut supra p. 76). Ibid.
Treasury allowance of the 1696 Lady day quarter's incidents till (detailed) of the [stamped Vellum and] Paper Office: total, 877l. 7s. 5d. Ibid., pp. 113, 116.
Money warrant for 50l. 3s. 9d. to Sergeant Philip Ryley for half a year to Xmas last on his fee of 3d. a day and board wages allowance of 2s. 6d. a day as Sergeant at Arms attending the Treasury Lords (ut supra p. 76). Ibid.
William Lowndes [to the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue 50l. to Dr. Kingston by way of advance: as royal bounty: to be issued out of moneys of seizures of uncustomed and prohibited goods. Disolution Book XIII, p. 117.
April 3.Same [to same] to issue 2,000l. to John Emmes out of loans to be made by himself on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid.
Same to same to issue as follows out of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise (not being clipped money), viz.:
to Thomas Railton et al. ut supra Treasury Calendar, vol. X, pp. 1361–2 for Proclamation rewards1,00000
to Col. Rivet et al. ut ibid1,00000
to Edmund Stacy et al. ut ibid1,00000
to Sir Nath. Powell et al. ut ibid1,00000
to Henry Evans et al. ut ibid1,00000
to George Emmerson ut ibid1,00000
to John Belbin ut ibid1,00000
Same to Secretary Trumbull. I am to inform you that Major Edmund Power who came lately from Ireland to solicit some affairs at the Treasury has attended here about the same some weeks and is now desirous to return home. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 79.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of several merchants of London and others, creditors of Thomas Brasey of Lumbard Street, goldsmith, shewing that said Brasey is indebted 20,000l. to them "and there being discovered on board a ship called the James a considerable parcel of silver amounting to about 2,000l., which ship and silver appears to belong. to him and was bound to East India" therefore [they] pray that the seizure may be taken off the said ship and silver upon [their or Brasey's] rewarding the officers [concerned in the seizure]. Reference Book VII, p. 143.
Same to Sir Richard Haddock et al. late Commissioners for Victualling the Navy, of the petition of Elizabeth Varley, widow, shewing that her husband was master of the vessel Prosperous of York, which was hired into the King's service in April, 1689, to transport stores to Ireland and in her voyage was cast away together with her said husband: therefore paying compensation for the loss of the said ship valued at 250l. and for hire thereof and that the late Victualling Commissioners who have enough in their hands to discharge same may come to account with petitioner. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners [sic for AttorneyGeneral] to enter a noli prosequi to the information as follows against Henry Colchester and William Baynes, two of the landwaiters in London port; it appearing that in Dec. last the Duke of Ormonde and other persons of quality entered from Rotterdam, out of the ship Joseph and Ann, Thomas Wood, master, a parcel of Rhenish wine, paying custom and making oath that it was for private use and the petitioners being appointed landwaiters to the said ship delivered the wine "according to the warrant" but last term one Thomas Parsons brought an information against them on the French Act for the penalty of 500l. for delivering the wine, [the informer] pretending it to be French: as to which the Customs Commissioners are of opinion that the information is vexatious [and instituted merely for revenge] for matters done by the officers in the course of their duty. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 98.
April 4.Treasury allowance of the 1696 Lady day quarter's salary bill, detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Office (the Commissioners for regulating Hackney Coaches and their inferior officers), total, 184l. 10s. Money Book XIII, p. 117.
William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Navy to apply 170,000l. in the course as follows out of the 250,000l. residue of 300,000l. charged on the Continuing Act and put into your hands for uses to be appointed by the Treasury Lords, viz.:—
to raise ready money to pay forthwith a quarter to the Yards due at35,00000
to raise ready money for imprests and bills of exchange20,00000
for the course of the Navy by applying the tallies and orders thereunto100,00000
for account of Sick and Wounded Seamen and Prisoners of War, to wit 7,500l. to the head of Victualling and 7,500l. to the head of Wages: to be paid to the Treasurer of Sick and Wounded15,00000
Disposition Book XIII, p. 118.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to appoint the payment of the above four items to the total of 170,000l. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10,508l. 8s. 10d. to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their names as Paymasters of the Forces Ireland: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Fox on credit of the Act [7 & 8, Wm. III. C 2] for enlarging the times for purchasing of Annuities: said sum to be paid over to the Commissioners of the Transport Service to be by them applied to purposes as follows, viz.:—
for defraying the charge of 15 days' provisions and freight for 8,000 men ordered to return to Ostend8,010110
towards providing shipping and provisions for 1,700 horses and the like number of men which are to be shipped this week for Holland2,14686
to the Commanders of several Zealand privateers for victualling the soldiers they brought from Ostend35194
Same to Lord Lucas. The house in which Mr. Richard Dallow, the Porter of the Mint, now dwells in the Tower is to be converted into a new Melting House for the Mint. The Treasury Lords are informed that the house called the Martins Tower is within Mr. Dallow's grant of the said office [of Porter of the Mint]. You are to put said Dallow into possession of the said Martin's Tower in lieu of the abovesaid house he now dwells in. (The like letter to Mr. Charlton.) Out Letters (General) XV, p. 80.
April 4.Treasury reference to the Commissioners for Prizes of the petition of Joseph Waters, Captain of the Charles galley, praying to be paid (according to the King's Declaration in 1689) the gunnage and tonnage of a privateer of 22 guns which he took in Sept., 1691: said petition being referred to the Treasury from the Privy Council. Reference Book VII, p. 143.
April 5.Royal warrant to the Attorney-General for a privy seal to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Richard Blackham of the City of London baronet. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 378.
Money warrant for 128l. 2s. 11d. to Josiah (Josias) Calmady, Esq., late Sheriff of Co. Devon for the year ended 1695, Sept. 29, for so much overpaid by him in his accompt, he having paid 200l. to John Farley, Thomas Coite, James Babbridge, et al. for apprehending William Spikeman, Isaac Moor, John Magdore, Frederick Gallifer and John Parsons robbers on the highway, and also 40l. for apprehending William Barnard for clipping the coin, by reason of which payments he is 128l. 2s. 11d. in surplus. (Money order dated April 16 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 117. Order Book IV, p. 268.
Money order for 45l. to William Wardour and John Low, gent., viz. 25l. to Wardour and 20l. to Low for half a year to Lady day last on their allowance for locking up and delivering out the treasure [cash] in the Receipt of the Exchequer as by Treasurer Rochester's order of 1686, Oct. 28. Order Book IV, p. 268.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sarah Paston, widow of Francis Paston, praying payment of 98l. 8s. 5d. due to her said husband as a Lieut. in Brigadier Hastings' Regiment. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 81.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) supra. Prefixing: (a) Order of the King in Council dated Kensington, April 2 inst., made upon reading the petition of the East India Company praying that the ships Sidney, East India Merchant and Madras Frigate ready laden in the Thames for the East Indies may be permitted to sail to Portsmouth to join their other ships in order to proceed on their journey when they shall have licence. It is hereby ordered accordingly. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 255.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer for a particular of the Manor of Hendon and of all messuages, lands, rents, etc., which belonged to the late Marquess of Powys in Co. Middlesex, and are forfeited to the King: all in order to such a lease thereof as the King shall direct. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 99.
April 6.William Lowndes [to the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue as follows out of loans to be made by the respective payees themselves, or by their assigns, on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, viz.:—
to Lambert Blackwell, Esq.38750
to Alexander Stanhope, Esq.99900
Disposition Book XIII, p. 120.
April 6.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners returning their report on Margaret Wheeler's petition concerning a debt due by her husband for Duty on tobacco. Please examine whether her case is within the clause for compounding debts for Impost and Additional Duties contained in the Act [7–8, Wm. III., C 10] lately passed for Continued Impositions. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 79.
[Probably a slip for April] 6.
Same to the Agents for Taxes enclosing a letter [missing] from the [Assessment] Commissioners for the 4s. Aid in Co. Sussex together with a letter to them from the Duke of Shrewsbury concerning the estate which lately belonged to Mr. Caryll at Knepp and now conveyed to said Duke. Please write to those Commissioners that the Treasury Lords are satisfied in what the Duke hath written and that the estate belongs to him.
Please also report on the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Commissioners for the said Aid in London concerning the taxes assessed on the Navy Commissioners and the Commissioners of Transports. Ibid., p. 80.
April 6.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Papworth Gedney of London, merchant, praying to be discharged a debt of 76l. owing for Customs and New Impositions, he being by losses at sea become unable to pay same. Reference Book VII, p. 143.
Same to [Auditor] William Aldworth of the petition of Robert Gilliver shewing that there are sundry rents in arrear for levying of which he has received encouragement from several of the King's Receivers "but cannot legally proceed therein without being first sworn" therefore praying a [Treasury] letter to the Lord Chamberlain to swear him [into office as] a messenger of His Majesty's land revenue. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Gardner, merchant, to the King showing that he has sustained great losses since the war in many ships taken by the French by which he is disabled to prosecute his affairs and is forced to retire and is now indebted 5,000l. to the King for Customs: therefore praying to have the debt remitted, he having been serviceable to the King and government. Ibid., p. 144.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of John Clarke shewing that the Navy Commissioners by contract hired of him a vessel to be employed in the King's service which the collector of Harwich (upon a difference between "him" [the collector] and the mariners of the ship) made seizure of whereupon he [petitioner] complained to the Navy Board who replied that the collector was not their officer and they could not redress the grievance, wherefore he was obliged to petition the King in Council and was thence referred to the Treasury and from thence to the Customs Commissioners who vindicated their officer; and during his solicitation the ship was lost: therefore praying an allowance for same. Ibid.
April 6.Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Henry Papell shewing that James Jones, a coast waiter, [London port] is in custody for matters relating to the Plot; therefore praying to be appointed coast waiter in his place. Ibid., p. 145.
Treasury warrant to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to employ Poole Hastings as land waiter or surveyor for prizes under them in London port loco William Neale, deceased: at 50l. per annum salary. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 99.
April 8.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual to the Attorney- or Solicitor-General for a great seal for a grant to William Sanderson of the yearly rent of 25 load of hay and 50 quarters of oats reserved on the existing leases of Eastcombe farm near Greenwich and of all the arrears thereof: to hold for the unexpired terms of the said leases: without account.
Prefixing: note of the particular of said estate. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 373.
Same to the Treasury Lord for payment of 125l. to Cha. Hutchinson, Esq., deceased, late one of the Commissioners for stating the Public Accounts of the Kingdom for his pains therein from Oct. 25 last to the day of his decease. (Money warrant dated April 13 hereon.) (Money order dated April 28 hereon.) Ibid., p. 373. Money Book XIII, p. 119. Order Book VI, p. 288.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant to Mary Milburne, widow, of the sum of 68l. and the benefit of the judgment of outlawry as follows; she, having at the request and for the proper debt of Thomas Wansell and Thomas Plumer, become bound to one Palfryman, a baker, in 200l. conditioned to pay 100l. for which sum she was sued and forced to pay same; whereupon, by virtue of their counter-bond, she sued Wansell and Plumer to an outlawry and by an inquisition taken upon a capias utlagum in Middlesex, 1694, Oct. 6, before John Sweetapple and William Coles, Esqs., when high sheriffs of County Middlesex, it was found that said Wansell was possessed of 68l. in the hands and custody of Hugh North, goldsmith; for which sum she obtained judgment but the said money is still detained by said North for want of a title from the Crown to enable her to receive same: which is hereby to be granted her. King's Warrant Book XVIII, pp. 375–6.
Same to the Treasury Lords for payment of 24,571l. 5s. 4d. to William, Earl of Portland, as royal bounty, without account: being the sum which said Earl is to pay into the Exchequer for the purchase of divers fee farm and other rents amounting to 1,536l. 14s. 1d. per an. being after the rate of 16 years' purchase. (Money warrant dated April 14 hereon.) (Money order dated April 14 hereon.) Ibid., p. 376. Money Book XV, p. 120. Order Book IV, p. 284.
Treasury warrant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay the 1696 Lady day quarter's salary bill of the Customs, London port: total, 5,301l. 3s. 6d. for established salaries, 121l. 5s. 0d. for additional salaries: total, 5,422l. 8s. 6d. Money Book XIII, p. 118.
April 8.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to direct the respective Customs Collectors of the outports to pay the same quarter's salary bill of the out-ports: total, 5,421l. 1s. 3d. for established salaries and 567l. 15s. 0d. for additional salaries, or 5,988l. 16s. 3d. in all. Ibid.
Money warrant for 100l. to Richard Gregory as reward for 2 years, 1694, Lady day to 1696, Lady day, for keeping the several registers of loans in the office of the Auditor of the Receipt. (Money order dated April 9 hereon.) Ibid., p. 118. Order Book IV, p. 283.
Same for 100l. to Sir William Trumbull for one year to Lady day last on his fee or salary as one of the Principal Secretaries of State. Money Book XIII, p. 119.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 910l. to me [Lowndes] for secret service: out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer. Disposition Book XIII, p. 121.
Royal warrant to the Lord Deputy of Ireland to grant to William Viscount Mountjoy by way of custodiam the lands or estates of the several persons as in the schedule below: to be during the King's pleasure at the improved rents: all by reason that the said Viscount has petitioned for a grant of 1,000l. per an. or of forfeited lands to that value, in consideration of his sufferings and faithfulness to the King's interest: his petition having been referred to the Treasury Lords and thence to the Lord Deputy and thence to the Attorney-General, Ireland, which last referee has reported that it appears by the certificate of the provost and burgesses of the borough of Strabane that they were eyewitnesses of petitioner's frowardness and fidelity, several of them having been employed under his command in the Regiment which he there raised for the defence of the Country and for the King's interest; and by other affidavits it appears that the Irish army burned and destroyed the castle of Newtown Stewart and likewise the castle and town of Ramelton [Rathmelton] and wasted all the petitioner's estate: further that several of the persons in the annexed list stand outlawed for high treason; and further on application from the said Attorney-General to the Commissioners for Inspecting and Managing Forfeitures in Ireland it appears that there were no inquisitions as yet found in the Province of Connaught where the estates of the said forfeiting persons lie and therefore they can give no account thereof until commissions of enquiry are returned but that upon return of such commissions a grant as desired may be made.
With this opinion of the Attorney-General the Lord Deputy is in agreement but conceives that for the present it may be convenient to grant a custodiam of such forfeited lands during pleasure.
Such custodiam is therefore hereby directed as above.
Appending: said schedule of forfeiting persons.
in County Roscommon: Garret Dillon, Christopher Dillon, James Marnell, John Tobin, Feag Egan, Flin Eagan, James Plunkett, Col. Farel.
in County Mayo: Henry O'Neale.
in County Galway: James Talbott, Sir Maurice Hurly, Geo. Talbott.
in Dublin: Thomas Sutton's houses, Nish Chamberlain's houses.
in County Down: Valentine Russell's. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 81–2.
April 9.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated Kensington for payments as follows being the respective proportions due under the Proclamation of Feb. 23 last for seizing divers conspirators; all as by a report of the Privy Council: viz.:—
600l. to William Underhill; 200l. to Isaac Fransham; 20l. to the Guard of 12 men; 10l. to Sergt. Bird; 85l. to Sarah Hutchins; 85l. to Edward Kemp: being the 1,000l. for apprehending — Lowick.
1,000l. to John Gibbons and Richard Innocent for apprehending Thomas Trevor.
1,000l. to Charles Chrickley, Samuell Baker and Thomas Dodd for apprehending — Walbank.
400l. to Margaret Goss, 50l. to her daughter, 200l. to Mary Lee; 200l. to Thomas Brushfield; 100l. to Lieut. Corn[elius] Swan; 50l. to William Edmunds being 1,000l. for apprehending — Boyce.
660l. equally among John Aires, William White and Joseph Wilkinson; 140l. to Nathaniel Chandler, high constable; 100l. to William Rathbone; 100l. equally among John Cowsey, George Cartwright, Nathaniell Ragland, Edward Jefferies, George Bishop, Richard Clark, Thomas Cole, John Langley, Thomas Gwillin and Nicho Taylour: being the 1,000l. for seizing Chris. Knightley.
1,000l. to Robert Wood for apprehending — Sherburn.
1,970l. equally among John Butterick coachman, Samuell Grigg and Gerrard Kirby porters, John Gibbons and Benjamin Maris; 20l. to William Hancock, constable; 10l. to Thomas James Watterman [Thomas James, waterman]: being 2,000l. for apprehending Bevill Higgons and Thomas Higgons.
(Money warrant dated April [? 17] hereon.) (Money order dated April 16 and 18 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 377. Money Book XIII, p. 121. Order Book IV, pp. 283, 285.
Same to the Attorney-General for a privy seal to discharge Sir John Thomas of Wenvoe, County Glamorgan, of the baronet fee of 1,095l. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 387.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 346,000l. 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 of 144,345l. 4s. 10½d. upon the credit of the Act for enlarging the time for purchasing Annuities and of 201,654l. 15s. 1½d. on credit of the Act for continuing certain Impositions making 346,000l. loans in all.
Out of the latter of these two sums the said Earl is to apply 96,000l. to the payment of the subsidy to the Duke of Savoy and the balance of the said two sums is to be in part for subsidies, bread and forage and other contingencies of the war as by Mr. Blathwayte's memorial as follows:—
Followed by: said memorial in the form of an Estimate of the extraordinary charge of the Army remaining unpaid and payable.
Arrears for the year 1695.l.s.d.
to Zegar Goris on account of forage delivered by him to the Forces to the end of the last winter quarters the greatest part whereof to be paid to Heycoop, the contractor for Flanders12,00000
to Vander Kaa on account of his deliveries of forage to the Troops of Brandenburg and Liege to the end of the winter quarters 1694–55,60000
to Craynest for his deliveries of forage in Flanders, his accounts being under the examination of Mr. Hill: per estimate: above6,50000
Physick for the Army and Hospitals: about8,00000
Arrears to the Marquis de Miermont's Regiment of Dragoons: per estimate: about
to the General Officers and their Aides de Camp beyond what is inserted on the Establishment6,00000
Arrears of Subsidies.
Wolfenbattel, 5 months from the 1st of August, 27,777 Rix. dollars, 1gl., 13st. at 52d. each dollar and 10 gilders to the l.7,22236
Bradenburg, 16 months at the rate of 10,000 Rix dollars a month, 16,000[0] Rix dollars41,60000
Munster, from the 3rd of November at the rate of 26,666 [Rix dollars], 1[guilder], 13[stiver], every 2 months6,93360
Landgrave of Hesse, 10 months at the rate of 10,000 crowns a month27,04000
Extraordinary charge for the year, 1696.
for carriages for the Foot in Flanders per estimate12,60000
the charge of the Hospitals25,00000
for forage for the present winter quarters according to the Regulation about 75,000l. whereof 15,000l. having beed paid in advance there will remain60,00000
more for forage for the Troops of Brandenburg and Liege13,00000
for bread waggons for the opening of the campaign, about1,35000
to be advanced for the bread waggons during the campaign18,00000
more in advance for the bread and which being to be stopped [as deductions] from the Troops may discharge the remaining part of the expense of the bread waggons15,00000
for physick for the Hospitals and army as by estimate signed by Dr. Laurence and Mr. Van Loen3,937100
Subsidies for this year.
to Savoy96,00000
to Brandenburg28,57186
to Hesse Cassel35,00000
to Saxons25,00000
to Liege12,00000
to Wolfenbuttel16,00000
Disposition Book XIII, pp. 120, 122.
April 9.Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay as follows out of the residue of the 300,000l. charged on the Continuing Act and put into your hands for the service of the Forces, viz.:—
to Lieut. La Milliere of the Royal Regiment of Dragoons for his arrear of pay to 1692, April 17149
to the late Major Rapin on account of his arrears on the English Establishment for providing 4 recruit horses for Brigadier Lumley's Regiment in the room of so many lost in service; at 15l. each6000
for the Scots' transports to make up 2,481l. for so many men at 20s. a man9400
for the exchange of the said money [? 2,481l.]23600
Ibid., p. 121.
Same to Mr. Hosier to pay forthwith into the Exchequer the moneys arisen by the late seizure of some lustring silks in Kent. Ibid., p. 121.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to take care that the above seizures money be reserved and not disbursed without particular direction from the Treasury Lords. Ibid.
Same to same to issue to the Treasury Lords 2,000l. for their salary, out of the 2,000l. remaining in the Exchequer for the Four-and-a-Half per cent. Duty. Ibid., p. 122.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. The Treasury Lords, pursuant to the King's pleasure signified to them, direct you to take guineas at the rate of 22s. each in payment of Excise duties. (The like letter to the Agents for Taxes to give like notice to all the Receivers of Taxes: to Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt to give like notice to the Tellers of the Exchequer: to the Receiver of the Duties on glass and earthenware: to the Receiver of the Duties on Stamped Vellum and Parchment: to the Receiver of the Post Office). Out Letters (General) XV, p. 81.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lieut.-Col. Codrington et al. agents of Col. Codrington, Governor of the Leeward Islands, praying that the officers who upon the establishment of Col. Holt's Regiment were reduced from the said Regiment and directed to remain there, may be paid their subsistence to the time the rest of the officers of the said Regiment are paid. Ibid., p. 82.
April 9.William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes enclosing a letter [missing] from some of the Commissioners of the present [fourth] 4s. Aid in County Brecon. Please inform yourselves of the matter thereof and report to my Lords. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 82.
Treasury letters patent constituting William Powell as a King's waiter, London port loco Edward Buck, lately deceased: with the fee of 52l. per an. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 256.
Royal warrant to the Lord Deputy, Ireland, for a great seal to grant to Sir Mich. Mitchell of the City of Dublin Kt., the benefit of a mortgage of 800l. forfeited by Terence Dermot, late alderman of Dublin, and the annuity or rent charge of 200l., forfeited by Oliver Eustace son to Francis Eustace of County Carlow, as follows and all arrears thereof and all castles, manors, lands and tenements settled for securing the payment of said 800l. and said 200l. per an., and of all the Crown's right or title therein, saving only the quit rents and Crown rents formerly payable thereout: all in gracious acceptance of the services of said Mitchell and for the support of his numerous family: it appearing from the Attorney-General's report on said Mitchell's petition that the Commissioners of Inspection [into Forfeited Estates, Ireland] have certified that said Dermott has a mortgage of 800l. on the lands of Balintober, County Roscommon, the estate of Col. Flyn; and further that it was found by inquisition taken at Carlow that the said Oliver Eustace, of Ballywhinnin, was seized of an annuity or rent charge of 200l. per an. for life out of several castles, towns and lands of Agha and Cloneen and several other lands with the remainder to said premises after his father's death; and further the Lord Mayor, etc., of Dublin having certified that said Mitchell was many ways serviceable to the King's interest in that city, immediately after the victory of the Boyne by his first appearing in arms himself and prompting and encouraging all his neighbours and fellow citizens to do the same and that he has served in all the offices of the Militia and civil government of Dublin at his very great expense. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 79–80.
April 10.Royal warrant to the clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Treasury Lords to issue commissions to such as they shall think fit to be Receivers-General of the Rates and Duties upon Houses for making good the deficiency of clipped moneys as by the Act 7–8, Wm. III., C 18. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 374.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor-General of Crown lands of the petition of the Earl of Scarbrough concerning [a lease or grant of] lands as follows, viz., the Manor of Eye, County Suffolk; the manors of Grantham, County Lincoln; Pevensey, County Sussex; Patrington, County Yorks; Penrith, County Cumberland; Draclow and Rudheath, County Chester, and the [lands of] Bristol Garth, Hornsey, Thwing Barnsley and Leven, County Yorks. Reference Book VII, p. 144.