Treasury Calendar
April 1696, 11-20

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'Treasury Calendar: April 1696, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 11: 1696-1697 (1933), pp. 88-98. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82706 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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April 1696, 11-20

April 11.William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners. The Treasury Lords, having signed the Association entered into by the House of Commons, do recommend it to you together with the rest of the officers of Excise to sign the like Association and, when it is signed, to transmit same to the Treasury Lords with all convenient speed. (The like letter to respectively the Postmasters General, Customs Commissioners, Sir Robert Howard [for the officers of the Receipt of the Exchequer], Commissioners of Appeals [in Excise], officers of First Fruits, Agents for Taxes, Commissioners for Sick and Wounded, Commissioners for Hackney Coaches, Commissioners of Alienations, Commissioners for Prizes, Auditors of Imprests and Auditors of the [Crown] Revenue. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 82.
April 13.Treasury allowance of the incidents bill detailed of the Commissioners for Hackney Coaches: for 1696 Lady day quarter: total 109l. 16s. 8d. Money Book XIII, p. 122.
Money warrant for 30l. to Ann Golding, 20l. thereof to complete 1693 Xmas quarter on her pension of 120l. per an. and the remaining 10l. in part of the succeeding quarter. Money Book XIII, p. 119.
Treasury warrant to Thomas Neale, Master and Worker of the Mint, to pay 100l. to Gerrard Banks, senr. and junr., of Wigan, County Lancs., for the value of 2 presses and the charge of bringing them from County Lancs. to the Mint at the Tower for the use of the coinage "which presses the said persons have had for many years in their possession for the stamping of pewter." Ibid., p. 120.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 120l. 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 Russell on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: to be paid over to Thomas Herbert, his Majesty's watchmaker for furnishing and providing of watches for the Pages of the Bedchamber, pursuant to a warrant of the Lord Chamberlain. Disposition Book XIII, p. 124.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners. My Lords are informed that there are great sums due to the King in arrear on account of Excise in the London Brewery [trade] which if not collected before May 4, whilst the clipped money may [legally] be taken, will probably be very difficult to be recovered. You are to take the best methods you can for the speedy receiving, answering and payment thereof. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 83.
Same to Mr. [Charles] Fox to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Duke of Schomberg and Lienster, concerning the debt and cheques [respit] of his Regiment. Ibid.
Same to [the Lord Chamberlain] to swear Robert Gilliver in as a messenger [of the Chamber] for levying his Majesty's land revenue. Ibid., p. 84.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) order of the King in Council dated, Whitehall, April 11, that all ships and vessels outward bound upon any foreign trade and now in the river or in the Downs should be permitted to proceed [as] far as Spithead notwithstanding the embargo. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 257.
Same to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) a like order of the King in Council, Kensington, April 9, that such ships and vessels as are designed for the Island Fishery be permitted to proceed, notwithstanding the embargo. Ibid., p. 258.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Cooper as boatman, Newhaven port loco William Goodier, deceased:
Robert Patterton as one of the Riding Officers on the coast of Kent and Sussex loco Edward Anderson "whom you have found cause to dismiss":
Capt. Jacob Taneway as a same ibid loco Walter Devereaux who chooses rather to relinquish the employment than remove:
Cha. Forrester as waiter and searcher, Berwick port, loco Robert Fenwick, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 257.
April 13.Same to same, to pay Robert Farish, late collector of Carlisle, 121l. 15s. 3¼d. in reward for his services and sufferings in the cure of his wounds and in reimbursement of expenses during the time he was collector of Carlisle, on condition of his first clearing the balance of 55l. 19s. 3¼d. on his account: the assaulting and wounding of petitioner having been very notorious and he having been at considerable expense in cure of his wounds and prosecution of his assailants besides 65l. 16s. 0d. charges to which he was put in remitting [to London] the money of his collection. Ibid., p. 258.
Treasury reference to the Attorney. and Solicitor-General of the petition of Edward Visct. Cornbury to the King praying a lease of several parcels of lands in the parishes of Greenwich, Deptford and Lewisham, which having lain concealed in private hands are discovered. Reference Book VII, p. 144.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mathew Pinkerton of Manchester, County Lancs., shewing that, having exported a parcel of silks at Carlisle in the name of John Mordoch, merchant in Glasgow, in the kingdom of Scotland, the same silks being afterwards returned and imported again at Carlisle to the petitioner in his own name are seized "by the officers at the same port": therefore praying relief. Ibid., p. 145.
Same to same, of the petition of Henry Westerman, shewing that he imported 1½ tons of herch "a commodity like Borin [Rosin]" being all for his Majesty's use, but the Customs Officers have seized same: therefore praying a non pros to the seizure. Ibid.
Same to S. Travers, Surveyor-General of Crown lands, of the petition of Ann Hopper for a [fresh] lease of a tenement formerly part of Richmond House [Palace], whereon she has been at great expense in repairs. Ibid.
Treasury warrant [to the Clerk of the Pipe] for a lease to Ralph Sherwood, junior, of premises ut supra, Treasury Calendar, Vol. X, pp. 854–5 (being a messuage in Shipton, County Berks.) for 99 years, terminable on the death of Ralph, son of the said Ralph, at the old rent of 3l. 3s. 4d. per an. with the same heriot with notice penee [poenae] as in the present lease, and fine of 44l. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 101.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir John Dillson, praying a custodiam of some forfeited lands in Ireland as in a schedule thereto: said petition having been received by the Treasury Lords from the King. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 83.
April 14.Money warrant for 60l. to Robert Stephens, messenger appointed to look after the printing press; 50l. thereof in reward of his service in that employ for one year ended 1696 Lady day and 10l. for his charges and expenses in carrying on the business of his said office within said time. (Money order dated April 27 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 120. Order Book IV, p. 286.
Treasury warrant dormant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay William Powell his salary of 52l. per an. as a King's waiter, London port. Money Book, XIII, p. 121.
Same to same to pay the salary of 600l. per an. to Robert Cole, His Majesty's Agent and Consul General at Algiers as by the privy seal of the 9th inst., ut supra Treasury Calendar X, p. 1358. Ibid., p. 122.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to permit the import (on payment of Customs) of some 25 tuns of wines lately come from St. Sebastian in Spain in the ship St. Philip and consigned to the Ambassador from Spain. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 83.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. The Treasury Lords desire you to pay the subsistence of Col. Holt's Regiment from time to time to Bastiæn Bayer, Joseph Martyn and Richard Cary, Esqs., Commissioners of [Agents for Barbados and] the Leeward Islands: until further order. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Baker. The Treasury Lords some time since directed Mr. Aaron Smith to prosecute the recovery of the personal estate of Monsieur La Parystone and Mr. La Bretonnier who by their last wills have left same or most thereof to alien enemies. Smith has made some progress therein. Least His Majesty's service in this particular should suffer by reason of the circumstances Mr. Smith now lies under you are to go on with the said prosecutions with all diligence, receiving information herein from the said Smith and from Mr. La Plaine, "the gentleman who brings you the letter." Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor-General of Crown Lands for a particular of 3 closes of pasture called Bentley Park at Richmond, containing about 20 acres and other premises as below, in order to a lease thereof to Sir Charles Hedges for 31 years from Lady day last on the full annual rents amounting to 26l. per an.
Prefixing: said Surveyor-General's report on the petition of Sir Charles Hedges, John Stephens and William Beamont for same. Petitioner pays 20l. per an. for the said 3 closes of which he is in possession; the said Stevens is in possession of a small tenement or bakehouse which he lately held by assignment from Edward Villeir, Esq. (lessee of the late Queen Mother) for a term of years which ended at Lady day, 1696, at 4l. per an.; and the said Beamont lately held by lease or assignment from the said Mr. Villeirs an orchard or garden containing an acre at 40s. a year, part of which premises is now laid into Sir Charles Hedges' kitchen garden, who has built a greenhouse thereon for the convenience of his mansion house and gardens. The premises are part of the manor of Richmond, Lord Capell's petition for which manor is before you for report. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 100–1.
April 14.Royal warrant, dated Kensington, to the Lord Deputy, Ireland, for an allowance (on the Military Establishment of Ireland) of 10s. a day to Sir James Jefferies, Lieut.-Commander of Duncannon Fort, over and above the 10s. allowed him in lieu of his Company: to be payable from April 1 instant until some further provision be made for the said Jefferies over and above his said 10s. a day in lieu of his Company. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 126.
April 15.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 3,000l. to the Duke of Shrewsbury for secret service: without account. (Money warrant dated April 24 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated April 23.) (Money order dated April 27 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 387. Money Book XIII, p. 124. Order Book IV, p. 287.
Same to the Attorney-General for a great seat for a grant to William, Earl of Rochford, of all and singular the manor of Hendon and premises as follows being the forfeited estate of William, late Marquess of Powis as found by inquisition taken at St. Clements Danes, 1690, Sept. 22, before John Radnor, Esq., and others: together with all the arrears and mesne profits thereof not answered to the Crown but excepting the capital messuage or tenement called Powys House now in the possession of Sir John Somers, Kt., Keeper of the Great Seal: all to be holden to him the said Earl of Rochford, his heirs, etc., for ever as of the manor of East Greenwich in free and common socage under the rent of 13s. 4d. per an.
And whereas a grant was lately directed to the said Earl of the said late Marquess's estates in Counties Northampton and Montgomery, a clause is to be added to the present great seal to grant to the said Earl all arrears and mesne profits of the said last mentioned estates.
Appending: particulars and memorandum of the first mentioned estate hereby granted with exceptions as above and found by inquisition taken as above.
l.s.d.
the messuage called Powys House situate in Great Lincolns Inn Fields in the parish of St. Giles in the Fields: of the clear annual value of20000
the reversion of 8 messuages adjoining to the said mansion house after the termination of a 31 years' term therein3200
the manor of Hendon with its appurtenances and with divers messuages and lands in Hendon, severally in the possessions of John Nicholl, Esq., Abell Browne, Thomas Roberts, Edward Mills, John Mills, Richard Twiford, John Nicholl of Burrowes, Thomas Marsh, John Marsh of Kilburn, Richard Page, Thomas Page, Robert Etheridge, Richard Marsh of Page Street, Richard Marsh of Gladwin Street and Gregory Higgins: of the clear annual value of1,00000
the Rectory of the parish of Hendon and the tithes of wheat, oats and hay in the said parish and manor: of the clear annual value of20000
the advowson of the vicarage of the parish of Hendon: of the clear annual value of010
l1,33210
King's Warrant Book XVIII, pp. 380–3.
April 15.Royal sign manual for 100l. to Sir Thomas Lawrence, Kt., as royal bounty: without account. (Money warrant dated April 24 hereon.) (Money order dated April 27 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 383. Money Book XIII, p. 124. Order Book IV, p. 287.
Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to give warrant to the auditor for County Gloucester to allow Mr. Philip Ryley, in his account for the sale of cinders in the Forest of Dean, the sum of 1,110l. being equal to a moiety of the fines imposed upon clippers as follows; all as a reward for his diligence and expenses: he having applied himself to the detecting that great mischief of exchanging broad money practised by divers wicked persons for profit in order to the clipping, melting down or otherwise defacing the same, and he having conducted that affair, to the discovery against—Gore, — Howard, — Waker, William Ladds (who was fined 133l. 6s. 8d.), William Hartley (fined 66l. 13s. 4d.), Thomas Tothall (fined 1,000l.), — Bythell fined 1,000l.: making total fines of 2,200l.) and others and having attended the prosecution of those so fined: which fines have been paid to the sheriffs of London who pretend to have received the same in right of their office, whereby Ryley received so recompense thereout: and it appearing that (until under said Ryley's care) the sale of cinders in Dean Forest never raised one farthing but has now in 3 years past amounted to 145l. or thereabouts. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 384.
Royal sign manual for payments to persons as follows for their respective proportions of the rewards promised by the Proclamations of Feb. 23 and March 22 and 31 last for apprehending several conspirators and as apportioned by the Privy Council the 9th inst. after hearing the claims of the persons who discovered and seized said conspirators: being 3,000l. for apprehending George Porter, Thomas Prenderfast and Thomas Keyes.
to Sir Francis Vincent, baronet, William Reeves, junior, Joseph Phelp and William Cock, 606l. 5s. 0d. each2,42500
to William Nutshall10000
to John Hatton and William Uphill, 200l. each40000
to Thomas Freeland1000
to Thomas Agar, gentleman2000
to George Palmer, William Shortridge's man, and Andrew Holt, 10l. each3000
to the miller's man, Thomas Edser and Henry Sheires, 5l. each1500
l.3,00000
and the reward of 1,000l. for apprehending—Meldrum:
to Robert Greenway, John Frisby and William Shellitore according to their agreement1,00000
and the reward of 1,000l. for apprehending—Cramburne:
to John Butching70000
to Thomas Lenham, Ensign Gage and William Daval, 100l. each30000
l.1,00000
and the reward of 1,000l. for apprehending—Chambers:
to Richard Pointer and William Atton to be divided among them1,00000
(Money warrants dated April 24 hereon.) (Money orders dated April 28 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 386. Money Book XIII, p. 125. Order Book IV, pp. 288–9.
April 15.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 20,000l. to Francis, Earl of Bradford, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Cofferer of the Household,: to be issued out of loans to be made by Mr. Lancelot Burton on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: and to be for the use and service of the Household. Disolution Book XIII, p. 123.
Same to same to issue 1,500l. to the Duke of Shrewsbury on the unsatisfied order in his name for secret service: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl or by any others at his nomination on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid., p. 124.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to view and inspect the accounts of Sir Edward Seymour as late Treasurer of the Navy and to make states thereof with their observations thereon and to present them to the Treasury Lords on Friday next. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 84.
Same to the Attorney-General. It is the King's pleasure that you prepare a Proclamation and bring it to the Privy Council on Friday morning next requiring all collectors of taxes and revenues to receive such clipped moneys as the late Act of Parliament requires them to accept till May 4 next and particularly to receive at once two, three or four quarters upon the Land Tax [the fourth 4s. Aid] according to a clause in the Act for the same: and to require the Receivers-General of the Taxes to receive clipped moneys from the collectors according to the Act, taking care that when they or the head collectors receive any clipped moneys from the particular collectors they seal it up and keep it so distinctly that they may be able to swear when they bring the money to the Exchequer that it is the very money by them received from the collectors: and that the [Assessment] Commissioners, Receivers General and Collectors be respectively enjoined to use speed and diligence in the raising, collecting and bringing up to the Exchequer the said clipped moneys. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Blackmore praying a non pros to an information brought against him upon the seizure of a parcel of Alamodes, etc. (which he bought of the Lustring Company) for not being sealed, as a clause in the Act for the Duty on Coals directs, though they were bought long before the said Act passed. Reference Book VII, p. 145.
Royal warrant to Henry, Lord Capel, Lord Deputy of Ireland, for payment of 500l. to Ann Hartwell out of the revenue, Ireland, in consideration of the loss sustained by her late husband, Samuell Hartwell, who in his lifetime petitioned for a recompense for the loss of his castle called Castle Connell, near Limerick, which was demolished by the King's order after the surrender of Limerick: all in accordance with several reports thereon from the Earl of Romney late head Lieutenant of Ireland and by the present and late Solicitor-General there. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 84.
April 15.Same to same to give directions to the officers concerned, to deliver up and cancel the bonds as follows entered into by Robert Mackarel, merchant: he having petitioned shewing that he had suffered great hardships in France by reason of his being a Protestant and that endeavouring with what effects he could to escape from France into Ireland "to settle under our government," he had several of his ships seized and condemned as well in England as Ireland, some whereof were sold in Ireland and the money paid into the Exchequer to the value of 2,295l. 16s. 1d.; and that several other of his ships were seized there to the value of 1,491l. 8s. 1d. and delivered to petitioner on bail for his due answering the ships and goods so seized, as to all which he prayed for the cancellation of said bonds and for the said 2,295l. 16s. 1d. to be allowed him out of the Customs payable out of his trade: which said petition being referred to the Lord Deputy by the Treasury Lords in Jan., 1694–5, and by the Lord Deputy to the Attorney-General, Ireland, the said Attorney-General reported, 1695, Dec. 20, certifying that the fact of petitioner's losses as above is supported by affidavits and that several of his ships were used in the transport service for which there is a considerable sum due to him, that some of his ships and cargoes to the value of 2,295l. 16s. 1d. as above were seized and sold and others to the value of 1,421l. 8s. 1d. were seized and valued and judgement given against them for the King upon warrant of attorney given by petitioner, he having wholly submitted to the King's mercy and that upon his application to the late Lords Justices the last named ships and cargoes were delivered to him on bond as above: and further that petitioner and his family are settled in Dublin and shows no mark of ill affection to the Government but rather the contrary and that his whole substance is in the King's hands and power and he very unfortunate and deplorable and his case one of commiseration. Ibid., pp. 85–6.
Same to same for a patent under the great seal of Ireland for a grant to Richard, Earl of Bellomont, of all the estates, manors, lands, mortgages, etc., of Sir Valentine Browne, commonly called the Lord Kenmare and Sir Nicholas Browne his son, forfeited by the late Rebellion, except all lead mines in the island of Rose [Ross], County Kerry: all for 1,000 years from 1695, May 1, at a peppercorn rent: he to forthwith demise the same in trust for 999 years at a rental of 1,000l. per an. to the said Earl or his nominees with the overplus rental to the Crown; the said Trustees to observe (in their demises, etc.) the directions of the Lieutenant Deputy or other Chief Governor, Ireland. Ibid., 89–90.
April 17.Money warrant for 4,445l. 16s. 0d. to John Knight and Bartholomew Burton in reward and satisfaction for their trouble and charges in procuring several sums of money as follow to be lent at the Exchequer between 1695, May 8, and 1695–6, Feb. 10, to wit: and also in receiving [from the Exchequer] and paying back the same to the respective lenders: being after the rate of 10s. per cent: to be satisfied out of loans to be made by said Knight and Burton on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. (Money order dated April 18 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 121. Order Book IV, p. 284.
l.s.d.
on credit of the Hereditary Excise66,00000
on credit of the Duties on Marriages, Births and Burials40,00000
on credit of the Post Office18,00000
on credit of the Exchequer in General765,16026
l.889,16026
April 17.William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to apply as follows the 2,136l. 11s. 10½d. residue of 300,000l. charged on the Continuing Act and lately put into your hands ut supra p. 77 for the service of the Forces as also the further sum of 808l. 13s. 1¾d. appointed by the letter of direction of this day's date to be issued to you as below, making in all 2,945l. 5s. 0d., viz.:
l.s.d.
to Mr. Lamb for 2 months' advance to the officers of the Hospitals in Flanders to enable them to repair to their duty1,71556
to ditto more in full satisfaction for the stores and provisions which he laid on for the use of the Hospitals at Dixmuyd, the last campaign, and which were seized by the French upon their entering into that place47296
to Stephen Roujat appointed to attend His Majesty's royal person for the ensuing campaign as chirurgeon20000
to Lewis Petit an engineer in his Majesty's service in Piedmont for his pay for one year ended Dec. 31 last182100
to the executors of Fran. Cadole, late an engineer there for his pay from the 1st of January, 1694–5 to Dec. 16 following, inclusive [being] the day of his death17500
to Ensign Devereux as the King's bounty towards the charge of cutting of[f] his leg and cure of his wounds received at Namur20000
l.2,94550
Disposition Book XIII, p. 123.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 808l. 13s. 1¾d. as above 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 Continuing Act: and to be applied to such uses [as above] as the Treasury Lords shall direct.
Likewise 123l. 9s. 9d. 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 Continuing Act: and to be applied to the clearing of the arrears of pay due to the late Major Rapin on the Establishment of Ireland. Ibid., p. 124.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Waddon executor of Capt. John Waddon praying payment of 107l. 2s. 6d. due to said John [for pay] from 1693, April 1, to 1695, Aug. 28, as a Captain in Sir Bevill Granvill's Regiment. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 84.
April 17.Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Nathaniell Blakiston, late Lieutenant Governor of the Island of Montserrat, praying payment of the arrears due to him as a Captain in the Regiment now Commanded by Col. Holt: said petition being referred to the Treasury by order in Council dated April 2 inst. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite enclosing an Address from the General Assembly of Maryland to the King touching the advancement [of the tariff] of foreign coins in that Province. Ibid., p. 85.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition and memorial thereto annexed [both missing] of Sir George Saint George relating to some matters in difference between him and Sir Mathew Bridges upon account of the Regiment late the said Saint George's and now under the said Bridges. Ibid., p. 86.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the King in Council dated Kensington, April 9 inst. (made upon the petition of several masters of ships bound to Ostend and other places in Flanders praying liberty to proceed) that the embargo be taken off from all ships and vessels trading to Holland and Flanders.
In the margin: "the like signed 24 April, 1696." Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 259.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners of Transports of the petition of Arthur Shallet praying directions to the said Commissioners to pay him interest for the money due for 6 ships' service in 1693 "the interest being as justly due as the principal," the Treasury Lords having ordered the principal money Oct. 3 last for discharge of the said ships. Reference Book VII, p. 146.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor-General of Crown Lands for a particular of premises as follows, viz., the Honor of Eye, etc., County Suffolk in order to a lease thereof to Charles, Lord Cornwallis for 99 years to commence from the Queen Dowager's decease for such part thereof as is in her jointure, and from date hereof as to the residue but concurrent as to the demesnes with the term in being to Edward Honyng: the consideration of this lease to be the good and faithful services of the said Lord and the reserve rent of £— per an.
Prefixing: said Surveyor-General's report on said Cornwallis's petition for such lease. The said Honor was made part of the Queen Dowager's jointure and rated to her by Sir Charles Harbord, then Surveyor-General of Crown Lands, as follows, viz., 53l. 15s. 10d. in quit rents or rents of assize; 10l. 17s. 7½d. for Castle Guard rents; 14l. 7s. 8d. for profits of Courts by a medium; or 79l. 1s. 1½d. in all out of which was reprized 18l. 6s. 8d. for auditor, steward and bailiffs leaving 60l. 14s. 5½d. clear. By indenture dated 1690, July 26, the Queen Dowager and her Trustees demised the said Honor, except Goswald Wood and the demesne and farm lands and woods, etc., to petitioner for 31 years at 79l. 1s. 1½d. per an. rent with the reprise of the said 18l. 6s. 8d. Goswald Wood was anciently let by copy of Court Roll and is in lease from 1692, June 16, to Peter Rudge, gent., for 3 lives at the old rent of 1l. 13s. 4d. (included in the above quit rents). There are also a small part of the ruins of the Castle, a void piece of ground called the Castle Hill and an old dungeon at Eye belonging to the Honor but of very inconsiderable value.
The scite and demesnes of the late Priory of St. Peters in Eye was granted 1597, June 26, inter alia to Edward Honyng, Ursula his wife and Wingfeild Honyng their son. In 1598, June 29, the same with the manor of Eye Hall (then in lease to Charles Cutler for 21 years from 1575 Lady day) were granted to said Edward Honyng, the scite and demesnes for a further 40 years and the manor for 40 years in reversion at the rents of 20l. 2s. 9½d. per an. for the scite and demesnes and of 15l. 13s. 9d. per an. for the manor. It is certified by Edward Littleton, clerk of St. Buttolph's Without Aldersgate that Wingfeild Honyng was buried there 1658, Nov. 30, so that there are still 3 years to come in the scite and demesnes, whilst the grant to Cutler expired 1596 Lady day so that the reversionary term therein ended in 1636 from which time the same hath been or ought to have been in [the Crown's] hand but the Auditor certifies that only the rent of 15l. 13s. 9d. has been answered to the Crown by George Webb, Esq. I am informed that the scite and demesnes of Eye Priory have of late been claimed by the Queen Dowager under colour of some general words in her settlement as having been part of the late Queen Mother's jointure but I am assured the same was not mentioned in the Surveyor-General's ratal nor has she ever received the reserve rent which has always continued in charge before the auditor of the county and answered to the Crown. I rate the Honor at 660l. (on 60l. 14s. 5d. per an.), the manor at 650l. (on 35l. 16s. 6¼d. per an.), the scite and demesnes at 1,000l. and Goswald Wood at 60l. or 2,370l. in all [for a fine]. The scite and demesnes were surveyed in 1650 at 291 acres and valued at 165l. per an. but in 1684 a strict enquiry was made and it appeared that the houses were run to decay, the woods destroyed and the lands much driven and not worth a noble an acre being in divers persons' hands on remainder terms which none of them desired to renew. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 102–3.
April 17.The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Henry Rice praying several lands in Ireland which were forfeited by Walter Coppinger in the last Rebellion and are now held by petitioner in custodiam until discharge of a mortgage of 484l. upon them, or for a custodiam lease for 99 years; said petition having been referred to the Treasury by the Privy Council.
In the margin: the foregoing letter was renewed to the Lords Justices 1696, July 31, upon the death of the Lord Deputy. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 83.
April 18.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 600l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans be made by said Earl on the credit of the Continuing Act: and to be by him paid over to Lord Fairfax for one year to 1695, Xmas, due to him as heir to Lord Colepeper [on the said Lord's annuity] for the quit rent of Virginia. Disposition Book XIII, p. 125.
April 20.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Natt as warehousekeeper in Plymouth port loco Peter Conte deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 261.