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May 1696, 1-15

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'Treasury Calendar: May 1696, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 11: 1696-1697 (1933), pp. 123-145. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82709 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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May 1696, 1-15

May 1.Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Treasury Lords to direct the officers of the Receipt to take in loans on the Act [7 & 8 Wm. III., c. 30] for laying several Duties on Low Wines, etc., in accordance with the provisions in the said Act, viz., for 70,000l. in all with interest not exceeding 6 per cent. for the first 40,000l. and not exceeding 7 per cent. for the remaining 30,000l. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 82.
Same to the Attorney- or Solicitor-General for a great seal for a Commission for taking subscriptions (at public offices to be opened by the Commissioners herein) for a National Land Bank in accordance with the Act for granting certain Duties on Glass, Tobacco Pipes etc. [7–8 Wm. III., c. 31]: the Commissioners to be Sidney, Lord Godolphin and many others detailed: the said Duties to be paid into the Exchequer to be the fund for the purposes as in said Act: and voluntary subscriptions to be taken before 1696, Aug. 1, from any persons or bodies (other than the Bank of England) to a total of 2,564,000l. for which the yearly sum of 179,480l. is to be appropriated out of the said fund: the powers for erecting such a Corporation (a National Land Bank) to cease and determine if the moiety of the said 2,564,000l. be not subscribed by the said date and in that case the proceeds are to be paid into the Exchequer and 7 per cent. interest is to be payable to the subscribers on their contributions and such quotas of interest are to be transferable in books to be kept for that purpose in the Office of the Remembrancer of the Exchequer.
When the said moiety or more of the said total subscription has been subscribed and thereupon the Charter of Incorporation of the said Bank has passed, all the contributions in successive fourth parts, shall be paid into the Exchequer in the name of the Governor and Company of the National Land Bank and thereupon tallies are to be levied and orders are to be drawn for paying to the said Bank (by fourth parts as above) the due proportionable part of the abovesaid yearly sum of 179,480l.: and when the said moiety, etc., as above be subscribed the herein Commissioners are to give notice of a meeting of the subscribers of not less than 500l. [each] to elect the Governor, Deputy Governor and Trustees of the Corporation whose names are to be inserted in the Charter of Incorporation.
Followed: by draft of the said Royal Charter of Incorporation. Ibid., pp. 1–25, 33–51.
May 1.Royal warrant to the Attorney- or Solicitor-General for a great seal for a grant to Thomas Hall of the piece of ground with a market and houses, etc., thereon, part of Pall Mall Field, as follows: for 99 years from the determination of the lease in being; at 10s. per an. rent and without fine in consideration of said Hall's good services.
Appending: constat and ratal of the premises by the SurveyorGeneral of Crown Lands. The plot measures 262 feet east to west by 195 feet north to south, whereon a market is now held commonly called St. James's Market the same being bounded on every side by the fronts of divers houses, tenements or shops, erected on other part of Pall Mall of the said Pall Mall Fields and adjoins Norris Street on the east, Market Lane on the north east and Market Street at the northwest, and Market Lane and St. Albans Street on the south; the said premises being excepted out of the grant of 1665, April 1, to Baptist May and Abr. Couley as Trustees for the Earl of St. Albans, and the same are now held by virtue of several other grants or leases from Charles II. to the said Duke of St. Albans for divers terms of which 44 years remain. The premises are rated to be worth a fine of 1,300l. for the desired 99 years' lease. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 390.
Royal sign mannual for payments as follows as royal bounty: to be issued out of any unappropriated moneys, viz.:
l.s.d.
to James, Duke of Ormonde2,50000
to Robert, Lord Hunsdon40000
to Ralph, Lord Eure40000
to Thomas, Lord Morley and Monteagle40000
to Hugh, Lord Willoughby of Parham40000
to — Kingston and Percivall Brunskell, 50l. each10000
4,20000
(Money warrants dated May 6 for the first 5 items. For the misdated money warrant for Knighton and Brunskell see supra p, 110). (Money order dated May 8 hereon for — Kingston and Brunskell; Duke of Ormonde; Lord Hunsdon; Lord Morley and Mounteagle; Lord Eure; and June 30 for Lord Willoughby.) Ibid., p. 396. Money Book XIII, p. 127. Order Book IV, pp. 290, 295, 296, 300.
Royal warrant to the Attorney- or Solicitor-General for a great seal for a grant to Arthur, Earl of Torrington, of the house and scite of the house of Oatlands and other things as in the particular and constat as below and of all the Crown title thereto: to him and his heirs for ever: to be held as of the manor of East Greenwich in free and common socage and not in capite or by knight's service but by fealty: at the yearly rent of 13s. 4d.: and to have and hold the chambers in Serjeants Inn during the continuance of the term as below to which the Crown is entitled by the attainder or outlawry of Sir Edward Herbert; at the rent payable for the same before the forfeiture thereof.
Appending: (a) particular and memorandum of the said house and scite with the appurtenances formerly called Oatelands House sometime demolished and the park of Oatelands and the Paddock there and the meadow lying in the common field of Weybridge and the lands now improved, divided and disparked hitherto called Oatelands Park and all lez Bootes Montecul' anglice Mounts, etc., thereto appurtenant being parcel of the Honor of Hampton Court: all as demised to John Staley of London, goldsmith, and Martin Folkes of Gray's Inn, gent, 1668, March 31, for 31 years and afterwards demised to Henry, Earl of St. Albans, 1681, June 29, for a further 11 years and afterwards demised to Sir Edward Herbert 1688, July 18, for a further 76 years at 20s. per an.
The rents and profits amount to about 240l. per an. and since the seizure thereof to the Crown by the attainture of Sir Edward Herbert have been answered by the tenants to the Receiver of Crown Revenues for County Surrey and have been paid into the Exchequer. The intended grant to the Earl of Torrington is to pass on such considerations as his Majesty shall be pleased to declare and as the Treasury Lords shall direct.
(b) constat of the messuage containing 8 chambers in Serjeants Inn, Fleet Street, now in the tenure of Sir Thomas Rookeby, Kt., one of the Justices of the King's Bench and forfeited to the Crown by the attainture of the said Herbert, viz., for the residue of a term of 60 years granted 1671, March 30, by the Dean and Chapter of York to the use of the Honourable Society of Serjeants Inn; which term was found by inquisition taken at the Guildhall 1690, Sept. 20, to be part of the estate of the said Herbert at the time of his outlawry. King's Warrant Book XVIII, pp. 396–9.
May 1.Same to same for a great seal for a grant to William, Earl of Portland of the manor of Grantham, the Honor of Penrith and other premises as in the particular below being part of the jointure of the Queen Dowager: and the reversions thereof and all the Crown's title and estate therein except as excepted in the said particular: to the said Earl and his heirs for ever from and after the decease of the Queen Dowager as of the manor of East Greenwich in free and common socage, etc.: at the rent of 13s. 4d. per an.: the premises having been granted 1665, June 30, to Denzill, Lord Holles et al. for 99 years in trust for Queen Catherine now Queen Dowager, which term has been since, to wit 1687, April 26, assigned to Lewis, Earl of Feversham et al. upon the like trusts: which trustees or the survivors of them are hereby, upon the death of the said Queen Dowager, to assign to the said Earl of Portland their interest in the premises immediately upon the said death or at any time during her life with her consent.
Appending: said particular. This particular gives full details of the premises ut supra pp. 104–5.
The manor of Grantham, County Lincoln: rents of assize, 33l. 4s. 3½d. in Grantham; 3l. 19s. 11d. in Denton; 2l. 16s. 0d. in Harlaxton; 3l. 3s. 5½d. in Belton; 2s. 1d. in Hardewareby [Harrowby]: and other lands, tolls, waste and profits of courts: total, 59l. 15s. 9d. clear: being part of the jointure of Lady Jane sometime Queen of England and afterwards the jointure of the Lady Ann also late Queen of England.
The manor of Pevensey, County Sussex: rents of assize, 27l.; new rents, 2d.; tallages, 5l. 6s. 8d.; old escheats, 38s. 8d.; rents of the outward gates of the Castle, 17s. 6d.; 5 acres late in the tenure of Robert Kidnes and afterwards of Richard Ambrose; 66 acres called Willes land alias Wynnes land alias Lewynas alias Queensfry alias Goffers and 35 acres called Hobney and 40 acres in Pepingshey alias Pepperinghey and 10 acres in Kingswish alias Moorebrook and 4 acres at Rushbrook near Kingswiche and 3 acres called Blenley alias Harrisalte near Salcotes alias Blenley and 17 acres called Salcotes in Blenley and 30 acres in Cheesehouse called Cheesehouse Land and parcels called Priests land and 35 acres in Leyland alias the Island [Isleland] alias the Old land overflowed and much wasted by the sea, all late in the tenure of John Threele, gent; 51 acres called Cockmore Salts late in the tenure of Henry Harvey; 60 acres called the Queen Salt and 13 acres at Rickney called Queen Salt and 35 acres at Rickney called Queen's Salt and 35 acres found by supervisal, all late in the tenure of John Threele; 10 acres at Chelsey Green, late in the tenure of same; the herbage and pannage of 5 acres in the Great [Court] commonly called the Base Court of the Castle of Pevensey, late in the tenure of Sir Robert Oxenbridge, Governor of the said Castle; ½ acre of pasture near Morning Mill in tenure of same; a rood of land south under the wall of the Castle, late in the tenure of John Austin; 14 acres of demesne lands of the manor in divers marshes called North Marsh, South Marsh and West Marsh, in the tenure of Edward Havet et al. and late demised to Charles Yetsworth; 3 acres in South Leaze, late in the tenure of Colebrand; 4 acres in Heylond Marsh and 2 acres and 1 acre at Moorebrook in Pondfold Field alias Pondefield, late demised to Edward Ferrers of London mercer: total clear yearly value 39l. 7s. 9¼d. and parcel of the Duchy of Lancaster.
Manor of Barnesley, with Dodworth, County Yorks: rents of free tenants, 23l. 10s. 8½d.; [desmesne] rents 22l. 15s. 11¼d. and 31s. 6d. for part of the price of 2 sheep towards the provision of his Majesty's Household reserved on a demise of the demesne lands to Edmund Sawyer, except the fee farms detailed for lands in Dodworth, Silkstone and for tithes in Cowthorne, Silkstone and Barnesley: clear value, 30l. 2s. 5¼d.: being parcel of the late Monastery of Pontefract.
Manor of Lewen [Leven], County Yorks: copyhold rents, 23l. 13s. 7d.: demesne lands, 54l. 13s. 11¼d.: clear yearly value, 48l. 15s. 0d.: being parcel of the possessions of the Prepositor in the late Collegiate Church of St. John of Beverley and granted 1629, Aug. 13, to trustees for the late Queen Mother, the survivors whereof did (by privy signet warrant of Charles II., 1660, Oct. 20, and by like warrant of the said Queen and by Exchequer decree of 1660, Nov. 26) grant to fresh trustees for her, who transferred to fresh trustees, 1672, July 31, for the now Queen Dowager to whom a fresh term of 43 years was granted 1672, July 31, all which were conveyed, 1687, April 26, to fresh trustees [for her].
The Honor of Penrith alias Perith, County Cumberland: demesne lands, socage rents, bondage rents, purpresture and other rents, 67l. 6s. 4½d.; rents called the Queens Hames of lands in Great Salkeld, Langwathby, Gamelsbie[Gamblesby], Scotby and Castle Sowerby, 137l. 13s. 5d.; lands in the Ward of Penrith in the Forest of Englewood (besides 161l. 19s. 7d.; for the rent of the Park of Plumpton and Plumpton Head) 113l. 9s. 6¼d.; rents of free tenants in the said Forest late in the charge of the sheriff of Cumberland, 41l. 13s. 6½d.; total clear annual value, 310l. 3s. 7¾d.: being parcel of the possession of Richard, late Duke of Gloucester: and assigned to trustees for the late Queen Mother and the Queen Dowager successively as above.
The manors of Draclow [Drakelow] and Rudheath, County Chester: rents of assize of the free tenants, 11l. 19s. 8d.; rents of lands which were John Eaton's, 39s. 6d.; increased rent of 10 acres in Surlath which were John Wrench's and Ralph Wrench's, 11s.; James Vernon's 40 acres in Dracklow, 40s.; other lands there and in Budworth detailed in the tenure of Thomas Nicholls, Charles Chatterton, John Higginson, Thomas Dynn, John Halse, Richard Yates and 16 others detailed: total clear yearly value, 34l. 18s. 9d.: being heretofore parcel of the possesssions of the late Earl of Chester.
The manor of Terrington, County Norfolk: clear yearly value, 175l. 12s. 2¼d.
The manor of Patrington, County Yorks: free rents, 34l. 0s. 6d. [? 34s. 6d.]; rents of customary tenants, 23l. 5s. 0¼d.; rents of lands, 31l. 4s. 2¼d.: total clear yearly value, 55l. 15s. 0½d.: being part of the possessions of the late Archbishop of York, exchanged: and assigned, etc., ut supra.
The manor of Thwing, County Yorks: rent of free tenants, 14s. 6d.; the capital messuage of the manor and divers oxgangs and pightells of land detailed, in the tenure of George Mainprice and other lands in the tenure of Bridget Mainprize, all as demised 1660, Nov. 10, to Robert Stafford, Esq.; lands in the tenure of Christopher Geilby, John Brown, Thomas Hewatson, Robert Stevenson and 5 others detailed as demised 1660, Nov. 12, to Allan La Mont, gent, and Thomas Roper, yeoman for 31 years at the rent of 26l. 0s. 10d. and 16s. for the price of one sheep towards the provision of the king's house.
The manor of Hornsea in Holderness, County Yorks: copyhold and other rents, 82l. 6s. 6½d.; the scite of the manor late in the tenure of Richard Mansell, gent; tenements in Hornsea Beck, 4l. 11s. 8½d.; the increased rent for the price of a sheep for provision of the house of the late King James I., reserved in Edward Constable's grant, and closes detailed in the tenure of Robert Coniston, Richard Mansell and John Armitage.
The manor of Bristoll alias Bristoll Garth alias Burstall Garth, County Yorks: rents of free tenants, 18s. 7½d. and 1 pound of wax; rents of tenants in bondage, 4l. 9s. 10d. and 2 hens and 1 autumnal precar [boonday]; the scite of the manor, 19l. 17s. 0d.: all messuages, mills and tenements in the manor demised to Sir Richard Fanshaw 1662, April, 27, 20l. per an.; and assigned 1665, June 30, to trustees for the now Queen Dowager.
(b) Memorandum by [Auditor] William Aldworth, dated 1696, April 30. The aforesaid manors of Grantham, Pevensey, Dracklow, and Rudheath, Terrington, Patrington and Honor [of Penrith] were granted 1669, March, in reversion to Peregrine Bertie, Charles Bertie and Charles Osborne for ever in trust for the late Earl of Plymouth, which trust is surrendered on the death of said Earl without heirs. James II. 1685, Aug. 28, granted them to trustees for his consort Queen Mary.
(c) The present state of the demesnes and rents of the several manors and Honor aforementioned.
This statement by the said Auditor Aldworth, details fully the lands, tenants and rents, etc., of all the said manors, etc., and the leases under which same are held. The premises have been surveyed and valued in present rents (which would become due to the Crown on the death of the Queen Dowager) at 976l. 9s. 9¼d. per an. and on future improvements (upon the expiry of leases granted by the said Queen and her Trustees) at 3,281l. 12s. 3½d. or in all 4,258l. 2s. 3¼d. per an. King's Warrant Book XVIII, pp. 402–28.
May 1.The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy of Ireland. We have laid before the King your letter of March 16 last concerning the 366l. 17s. 9¾d. which the late Queen directed to be paid to John Maynard, deputy to James Clark, Constable of Dublin Castle for the diet of Lord Slane and several others who were prisoners in the said Castle. It is the King's pleasure that you forthwith cause the same to be paid. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 95.
Royal warrant to same for a new Revenue Commission (viz. for the Excise and the Revenue), Ireland, to be passed under the great seal of Ireland to contain John South as follows: the Commissioners of Excise to be Francis Roberts, Thomas Keightley, John Lowther, John Evelyn and Bartholomew Van Homrigh (in place of the said Roberts, Keightley, Lowther, Evelyn and Zacheus Sedgwick now lately deceased) and the said Roberts, Keightley, Lowther, Evelyn, Van Homrigh, Christopher Carleton and John South to be Commissioner, and Governors of the Revenue in place of the said Roberts, Keightleys Lowther, Evelyn, Sedgwick, Van Homrigh and Carleton. Ibid., pp. 98–9.
Same to same (in case of the non perfection of the deed as below in which case the king's intentions would not take effect relating to Sir Jervaise Clifton) to grant by way of lease or custodiam for 3 years to Sir James Chaldwell (Caldwell) bart., the forfeited estate of Dudley Bagnall as in the schedule hereto: and [or alternatively] (in case of the perfection as below of the said deed in which case the said Sir Jervaise Clifton would receive the benefit of the King's intention as below): then to cause some other forfeited estate or estates in Ireland of equal yearly value to be similarly granted to the said Caldwell: it appearing from the Lord Deputy's report on the petition of the said Caldwell praying such grant that the examination of Bagnall's estate [alluded to therein] was referred to the Commissioners of Forfeitures and to the Attorney-General, Ireland, who reported that same was forfeited by Bagnall's rebellion and that same was set for 7 years from 1692, May, at rents amounting to 964l. 16s. 0d. per an., that there is 400l. per an. allowed thereout to Mrs. Bagnall and her children by royal sign manual dated 1693, March 29, during pleasure for their maintenance: and that petitioner deserved favour in consideration of his great losses and services and the zeal of his family: and further the King having directed by the royal sign manual of — that upon proof that the execution of the deed therein alluded to was duly perfected by said Bagnall before the date of his treason the profits of his estate should be collected and kept distinct from the rest of the King's revenue, Ireland, until there shall have arisen thereout sufficient to satisfy 2,000l. and interest for same "at the rate of 100l. per an." to Sir Gervaise Clifton, bart., and the arrears thereof.
Appending: particular of the lands forfeited by Dudley Bagnall late in the possession of his Excellency Viscount Sidney and surrendered by said Viscount to their Majesties, 1692–3, March 21, upon passing letters patent in lieu thereof and [of] other forfeited lands formerly granted to his Lordship by their Majesties.
County Catherlough.
Ballymoon, 316 acres: 20l. per an.: Richard Butler, tenant.
Old town, 280 acres; Rathwade, 336 acres; Orchard, 294 acres; Knockboy, 142 acres; Ballytarsny, 506 acres; rent, 150l. per an.: tenant, John Trench, Esq., or Thomas Hardy.
Dunleckny, 291 acres; Ballyshane, part of Bohermore alias Booremore, 449 acres; the two parts of Rathedan, 273 acres; Rathduffe, 205 acres; rent, 122l. 8s. 0d. per an.: Richard Newport, tenant.
part of Dunleckny Bohermore: 20l. per an. rent: James St. John, tenant.
Leguffe alias Sleguffe, 349 acres; Killcrutt, 450 acres; Rath ballycullane alias Rathballyninane and Knockballymahane part of the same, 430 acres: 60l. per an. rent: Eliphall Dobson, tenant.
The mill of Dunleckny: 8l. per an.: Firlagh Breen or Hugh Fagan, tenant.
Kilcarrig: 410 acres: 30l. per an., rent: Hugh Fagan, tenant.
Ballyfeanan, 150 acres, with Ballyconney, 150 acres, and Killshaneclone, 193 acres: 30l. per an. rent: James Gerrard and Morgan Doyle, tenants.
Ballinkillin alias Ballybilleen, 468 acres: 20l. per an.: Furlogh Byrne, tenant.
Ballywilliamroe, 386 acres: 30l. per an.: Nathaniel Evans, tenant.
Ballynesilloge, 158 acres: 2l. 10s. 0d. per an.: Gerald Doyle, tenant.
Ballinree and Cloghcantwell, 135 acres: 6l. per an.: William Ryan, tenant.
Ballycormick, 345 acres: 15l. per an.: William Blackny, tenant " in behalf of the orphans of Walter."
Cloghwalter, 100 acres: 10l. per an.: Francis Blackny, tenant.
Ballyclonlomucke alias Ballyclontomage, 285 acres: Killydenny and Killydane, part of the same, 102 acres: 20l. per an.: Seskminadery, 243 acres, Clonegrosse alias Clonegouse [Clontoose], 68 acres; Knockroe, 403 acres; Moneybeg and Knockmill, part of the town and lands of Dunleckny, 268 acres; Carrickbegg, 400 acres; Moyvally, 25 acres; Dunroe, 209 acres; Ballynegrane, 60 acres; Knocknagundarragh, 68 acres; Ballaghierene [Ballaghaderneen], 111 acres: rent, 38l. per an. [tenant, May Byrne].
Clonevade, 100 acres; Knockclonagad, 158 acres: 6l. per an.: Daniel Ward, tenant.
Knockscur, 260 acres: 6l. per an.: Thomas Fagan, tenant.
Ballyryan, 156 acres; Ballyloo, 372 acres: 73l. per an.: Hugh Fagan, tenant.
Raheendarragh, 30 acres; Crannagh, 416 acres; Rosdelligh and Killenerly, part of the same, 249 acres; Toomduste, 244 acres; Rathanna, 459 acres; Killedmond, 220 acres: 32l. per an.: Thomas Hardy, tenant.
Urny alias Nurny, 300 acres: 30l. per an.: Thomas Hardy, tenant.
Kildreenagh, 200 acres: 30l. per an.: Thomas Fagan, tenant.
Newtown, 284 acres: 25l. per an.: Thomas Cooper, tenant:
Ballyhubocke, 50 acres: rent —: tenant — ? Thomas Cooper "Cheifries."
Seskinryan and Garmauagh, 10l. 8s. 0d. per an.
Ballinkillin and Killtenall, part of Ballynvallagh and Quinagh, Knockan Mickroe and Ballinvallagh: 4l. per an.
Agha Boherduffe and Cloneen: 10l. per an.: Francis Ewelace, tenant.
Ballywalter and Ballykard: 4l. 12s. 0d. per an.
Killcaltrim and Ballycapogan, 4l. per an.
Killree: 3l. per an., and Ballynecarig, 230 acres: 20l. per an.: tenant, William Turner or Maj. Dunbar.
Tinrinland, 365 acres, Rathcroge, 356 acres; Ballcroge, 225 acres; Ballstapaloge alias Staplestown, Killmany and Harristown, parcels of the same 347 acres: rent, 56l. 5s. 0d.: John Tench, Esq., tenant.
Ballytomin alias Ballyhomin, 95 acres: 15l. per an.: Henry Carter, tenant.
Clonegal, 70 acres; Ballwalter, 150 acres; Ballynlinickard, 263 acres; 10l. per an.: Thomas Cooper, tenant.
Dunore, 233 acres; Killmallapoge and part of Llegush: 46l. per an.: James Holding, tenant.
Total rental 964l. 16s. 0d. per an.
Followed by: certificate signed by Richard Darling. "The above schedule is true and agrees with the inquisition taken at Catherlogh [Carlow] on the attainder of Dudley Bagnall of Dunleckyney." Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 99–102.
May 2.Royal warrant to the Attorney- or Solicitor-General for a great seal to grant and confirm to Thomas Neale the office of Commissioner or Chief Officer of the Transfer Office appointed by the Act [5 Wm. and Mary, c. 7] for the Million Lottery to be erected; [which office was accordingly so erected] the said Neale being constituted the chief officer thereof by a great seal dated 1694, June 8, with an allowance of 1,800l. per an. to be disposed ut supra. Treasury Calendar, Vol. X, p. 626: the present grant to be for the residue of the term of 16 years as in said Act ut supra ibid. with the yearly sum of 600l. as salary (being a moiety of his salary of 1,200l. part of the above 1,800l.) and 100l. per an. for a house [for said Office]; 100l. per an. for a housekeeper; 150l. per an. for a deputy; 100l. per an. for an assistant and 150l. per an. for clerks: the said [last 5] sums to be payable during pleasure. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 393–4; XIX, pp. 118–9.
Warrant under the royal sign manual securing and declaring that if the abovesaid Thomas Neale die or be removed from his office of Master of the Mint before 1697, June 24, his executors, etc., shall enjoy the fees and profits arising by the said office until the said date to their own use without account except the salary of 500l. per an. payable in respect of the said office: the present security and confirmation being granted upon the petition of the said Neale. Ibid., p. 394.
Royal warrant to the Attorney- or Solicitor-General for a great seal for a grant to Thomas, Lord Raby, of the profits of Post Fines, ut supra p. 119, for 48 years from 1708 Michaelmas, or from other sooner determination of the lease thereof now in being: under the rent of 2,276l. per an. from commencement of the herein lease: with a clause for levying and collecting the said fines according to the ancient custom and rules of the Exchequer and for making the usual allowances thereout for charges to officers and clerks. Ibid., p. 395.
May 2.Same to Henry de Nassau, seigneur de Auverquere, Master of the Horse, to pay 331l. to John Price, gent, for expenditure as follows for the King's service: to be paid out of the imprests for the extraordinaries of the Stables, viz.:
l.s.d.
for collecting and stating several years' accounts betwixt the said Master of the Horse and the Board of Green Cloth, etc.3200
[to be paid] to John Rawkins for taking care of the General Accounts of the extraordinaries of the Stables and for [fees on] privy seals and charges therein, for several years7100
[to be paid] to Tregonnell Frampton, Esq., for settling the establishment of the Race Horses "at the Green Cloth and Avery [Avenry]"72198
[to be paid] to the said Frampton for a plate at Newmarket, etc.12000
for the charges of making estimates and passing warrants and [for] gratuities3504
33100
Ibid., p. 395.
Money warrant for 72l. 16s. 3d. to Peter Guenon di Beaubuisson for 1¼ years to 1696, Lady day, as his fee or allowance of 58l. 5s. 0d. as Gentleman of his Majesty Bows.
Same for 125l. to same for same time on his allowance of 100l. per an. as Gentleman of his Majesty's Bows and Guns and Keeper of the Private Armoury at Whitehall. (For the money order hereon see infra under date 1697, April 26.) Money Book XIII, pp. 273, 275.
Same for 20l. to — Monreau for the charges of his transportation to Virginia whither be is going chaplain. (Money order dated May 8 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 126. Order Book IV, p. 289.
Same for 55l. 9s. 1d. to Thomas Cartwright late high sheriff for County Northampton for the year ended 1694, Sept. 29, being the overpayment on his account as sheriff arising by his paying 80l. to Adam Hunt, Thomas Walker and others for apprehending Sam. Challenge and Robert Isaack, robbers on the highway, pursuant to the Act of Parliament in that behalf. (Money order dated May 5 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 126. Order Book IV, p. 289.
Same for 200l. to Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury, for 2 years to 1695, Xmas on his salary as one of the Principal Secretaries of State. Money Book XIII, p. 127.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lieutenant D'Marais praying payment of 164l. 0s. 9d. due to him as a Lieutenant in the Regiment now commanded by Brigadier Levison. Out Letters (General) XV: p. 91.
Same to the Postmasters-General for an account of the names and places of such officers of the revenue as have not signed the Voluntary Association: the Order of the King in Council of April 30 last having ordered such an enquiry to be made.
May 2.The like letter severally to the Commissioners of Customs, of Excise, of Appeals [in Excise], of the Stamp Office; the officers of First Fruits; Agents for Taxes; Commissioners of Sick and Wounded, of Hackney Coaches, of Alienations, of Prizes: the Auditors of Imprests and the Auditors of the [Crown Land] Revenue. Out Letters (General) XV, pp. 91, 92.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial of the Marquess of Carmarthen touching the clothing of the First Marine Regiment, in which he desires that an imprest bill for 6,500l. for the said clothing which is charged on the officers for [the year] 1695 may transferred to [their accounts for] the year 1696, "otherwise they cannot receive their pay." Ibid., p. 92.
Treasury reference to Sir Charles Wren and Samuel Travers of the petition of Sir John Nicholas showing that the King has granted to the Admiralty Commissioners a parcel of ground adjoining the Admiralty Office called Old Spring Garden for a garden to the said Office through which is the way to petitioner's house: therefore praying Treasury direction that in setting out the said garden by the Admiralty Lords there may be a convenient passage left to the said house. Reference Book VII, p. 148.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy of Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Spencer, Esq., praying a grant of an estate in Ireland forfeited by Hugolin Spencer in the late rebellion there: same being referred to the Treasury by the King in Council. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 98.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Hilliam, victualler, shewing that he did credit several of the Londonderry officers for meat, drink, moneys lent, etc., to the value of near 400l. for which he had their bonds and letter of attorney to receive his debt out of their money in the Treasury of Ireland, nevertheless many of them have stopped their moneys there, not suffering him to receive any part of his debt: said petition being referred to the Treasury by Order in Council of Jan. 16 last. Ibid., p. 102.
Royal warrant to same for a patent under the great seal of Ireland for a grant to Thomas Keightley "our right trusty and well beloved Councillor" of the manors, lands, etc., as below for 99 years and of the sums of money as below lent by Michael Chamberlain to Christopher Mapas and — Allen of St. Wolstans and all interest thereon and lands mortgaged therefor and all the Crown's equity of redemption thereof: and further, if the premises so granted shall fall short of the clear yearly value of 674l. 11s. 6d. or if any part thereof shall within 5 years be recovered from him or surrendered by him then (by fresh patents) to reprize him the same out of other forfeited lands in Ireland to an equal value: he having had (by warrant of the late Queen dated 1694, June 1) a grant of a 3 years' custodiam of lands to that value from 1694, May 1, [see supra Treasury Calendar, Vol. X, pp. 638–9] but by reason of Protestant encumbrances, prior leases and persons restored, the same fell short [by] 427l. 11s. 6d. per an., to make up which deficiency the said Keightley took from the [Irish Forfeiture] Commissioners on the cant several other lands at rents higher than they yielded in the best of times, which lands so canted for (together with the said custodiam lands) do not amount to more than 529l. 11s. 6d. [per an.] wherefore he petitioned praying that the said lands may be a security for the making a provision for Kath. Keightley his only child, and that he might have a 99 years' lease thereof with an addition to make same up to 674l. 11s. 6d. per an. clear: on which petition the Attorney-General, Ireland, reported that the lands set to him as above on the cant amounted to 1,356l. 11s. 6d. per an. which value by means of restorations and Protestant encumbrances was reduced to 529l. 11s. 6d. [sic] under a quit rent of 149l. 7s. 10¾d. leaving only 300l. 3s. 7¾d. [sic] clear: and further that the value of the lands as in schedule below, which petitioner desires, will, by means of encumbrances and quit rents thereon and the expense Keightley must be at in making out the Crown title, not amount to the abovesaid yearly sum of 674l. 11s. 6d.
Appending: said schedule of lands forfeited to the King and granted in custodiam to the said Keightley: being in substance the list of lands ut supra Treasury Calendar, Vol. X, pp. 1012–3 with many variants in the spelling of the place names and with the addition of the following list of mortgages:
mortgages forfeited by Mich. Chamberlain, a Jesuit, [holding] in trust and to the use of the Society [of Jesus].
County Dublin: Scalpwilliam, mortgaged by Christopher Mapas, for 100l.
County Kildare: Landenstown, Ladytown and Haggardstown, formerly the estate of Allen of St. Wolstans; mortgaged for 262l.
County Dublin: Backstown and Coldrina [Cooldrinagh], the estate of the said Allen and mortgaged for 300l. Ibid., pp. 103–6.
May 2.The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy of Ireland, to report his thoughts on the enclosed order of the King in Council [missing] ordering preparation of a royal warrant for a grant to Daniell O'Bryan of a custodiam of the lands of Killmurry in County Cork, forfeited by the attainder of Jasper Grant the younger, on such terms as the same was directed to be passed to his father, Manus O'Bryan, who is lately dead. Ibid., p. 108.
May 4.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,700l. to the Duke of Shrewsbury out of loans to be made by said Duke or by his appointment on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: 1,500l. thereof to be for secret service and the remaining 200l. for 2 years' salary to 1695, Xmas, as a Principal Secretary of State. Disposition Book XIII, p. 130.
May 5.William Lowndes to Mr. Aaron Smith. The King has signed a warrant for granting to the Earl of Torrington the estate belonging lately to Sir Edward Herbert at Oatlands. Please deliver to the said Earl the keys of the said house. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 99.
May 6.Treasury warrant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay 160l. 5s. 2d. to George Metcalfe in satisfaction of so much expended by him in passing the last Customs Commission. Money Book XIII, p. 129.
Same to same to pay Henry Ayloffe, the King's Remembrancer, 45l. 12s. 0d. for the fees to him and his clerks usually paid heretofore by the Customers of the outports for passing their accounts: being for the accounts ended 1695, Xmas. Ibid., p. 130.
May 6.Treasury warrant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay Henry Ayloffe, the King's Remembrancer, 50l. 15s. 4d. for parchment, etc., detailed, for the blank books for the Surveyor-General of the Customs, London port, for one year from 1695, Xmas. Money Book XIII, p. 130.
Same to same to pay same 443l. 4s. 4d. for same, detailed, for blank books for the Customers, Controllers and searchers of all the out-ports for same year. Ibid., p. 131.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 17,823l. 18s. 3d. 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 the Treasury Lords shall direct. Disposition Book XIII, p. 130.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to deposit the above 17,823l. 18s. 3d. together with 102,176l. 1s. 9d. (residue of 204,712l. 12s. 0d. lately put into your hands by like loans for the subsistence of the Army in Flanders to March 24 last) with the Bank of England as a security to them for 100,000l. which they are to furnish Mr. Hall at Antwerp for the subsistence of the said Forces: which said sums together amount to 120,000l. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to give immediate directions to the Tellers that they do not throw down any bills for loans upon any of the funds for this year until they have actually received the money for such loans in specie. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 92.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to lay before the King the following warrants, viz., 2 warrants for granting forfeited estates in Ireland to Lord Coningsby, one with and one without a reprisal clause; and 2 like warrants for granting other forfeited estates there to Viscount Galway. Please represent to the King that the Treasury Lords think it most for his Majesty's service that the warrants lacking the reprisal clause be signed. Also please present the following 6 warrants to the King for signature and return same with a signification of his Majesty's pleasure for the Treasury Lords' countersigning thereof, viz.:
1. warrant for a privy seal for 10,000l. to the Duke of Shrewsbury for secret service.
2. sign manual for 2,000l. to Mr. Pendergrass.
3. ditto for 243l. 11s. 0d. to Mr. Smith.
4. warrant for Mr. Barber et al. to be Receiver-General [of Crown Revenues] for South Wales loco Mr. B. Lloyd.
5. warrant for Mr. Harris et al. for apprehending two of the conspirators.
6. warrant for Mr. Fox et al. for the Forces. Ibid., p. 93.
[?]Same to Sir Christopher Wren. My Lords are informed by the [Principal] Officers of the Mint that there will be a necessity for making another new melting house for the new Mint and that the house and ground heretofore belonging to the Mint and now in your posssesion for the use of the Works is most convenient for it. You are to deliver the same forthwith to the said officers for that purpose; to be again restored to you when the coining of the clipped moneys is over. Ibid., p. 94.
May 6.Treasury warrant to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to employ Charles Dartquenave [Dartiquenave] as General Overseer in the port of London to oversee and assist the officers there in discharging their several trusts and employments at 100l. per an.: such an office being of advantage to the King and to all such as are entrusted in the shares and distribution of prizes. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 261.
Treasury reference to Mr. Twitty of the petition of Sir Charles Morley for payment of his share of the money due to him as one of the Masters of Requests to Charles II.; he not being in town at the time of paying [the arrears of] other the said [late] King's servants. Reference Book VII, p. 148.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Ann Hopper of a tenement ut supra p. 108, parcel of the ancient palace of Richmond, a messuage or tenement with a stable in Richmond being in her occupation and reputed part of the mansion house of the manor of Richmond alias West Sheen: for 31 years from June 24 next at the rent of 10l. per an.
Followed by: Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 118, 133.
[?]The like entry of the docquet of a lease to Henry Hawkins, gent, of a tenement in Austell, County Cornwall, parcel of the possession of the late Priory of Tywardreth and now of the Duchy of Cornwall: for 99 years in reversion of the term to Henry Seymour: at 5s. per an. rent. Ibid., p. 133b.
[?]The like of a lease to Peter Godfrey of 2 tenements in Austell for 99 years terminable on the lives of Thomas and John, sons of the said Peter, in the one case and on the life of the said Peter, junior, in the other case: at the rent of 10s. per an. and fine of 50s. Ibid.
May 6.Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated April 15 last from the Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain, to Sir Francis Lawley, Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery to Mr. Bartholomew Auborn ab Hartwiss, Professor at Zurich in Switzerland of a gold chain and medal with his Majesty's picture in it; all to be of the value of 120l., as a gift from the King to him. Ibid., p. 119.
The like for the execution of a like warrant dated May 4 inst. from same to same for the delivery of 2 chains and medals of gold of the value of 110l. for each chain and medal: to be presented from his Majesty to Monsieur Capello and Monsieur Vincenti, the two secretaries to the Venetian Ambassadors, "this being an ancient and customary allowance unto them." Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of William Grahme as Agent to the Scots Foot Guards under Major General, George Ramsey and as same to Colonel Aeneas Mackay, Colonel John Buchan and Colonel Walter Colier ut supra Treasury Calendar, Vol. X. pp. 1159–60. Ibid. XIV, p. 487.
The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. We are informed there are divers forfeited wool bonds in Ireland which have not been hitherto answered to the King or any ways discharged. Send us a state or account thereof and cause all due care to be taken for the immediate prosecuting of the same for his Majesty's use. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 108.
May 6.The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Henry, Viscount Galway, for a custodiam of lands as below, being part of the forfeited estate of Sir Patrick Trant.
Appending: schedule of said lands:
The lands of Aghadoe, Ballyconnery, Iarbod, Listree Gorneglass, Ballymore, Loghtown, Ventry, Ballintaggart, Dunghfelly, Graig, Ballymonehran, and the lands called the Coll Lot with others in County Kerry.
Drycott's farm in County Dublin.
The estate of John Coghlon of Kincar in King's County.
The estate of Peter Lavallin in County Cork.
The retrenched lands in Queen's County.
Mortgage upon the estate of the Earl of Carlingford and Earl of Meath for 3,000l. "who pay a yearly rent of 300l.
another [mortgage] upon Colonel Villers' estate for 2,500l., which pays a yearly rent of 250l.
another [mortgage] upon the estate of Sir Thomas Crosby in County Kerry of 600l., which pays the yearly rent of 60l. Ibid.
Same to same transmitting the King's warrant, ut supra pp. 122–3, for taking off the seizure of the estate which upon the reduction of Ireland was found in the possession of Colonel Patrick Sarsfeild and for the restoration of Charlotte Sarsefeild to the said estate. If you have any objection to the said warrant please signify the same to us before the said warrant be executed. Ibid., p. 110.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of James, Duke of Ormonde, praying a grant of several leases and mortgages to the value of about 4,000l. which were held under him and his grandfather in Ireland and are become forfeit to the King: all in consideration of the great damage which petitioner's estate received by the late troubles in Ireland: said petition being referred from the King to the Treasury Lords.
In the margin: this letter was renewed upon the death of the Lord Deputy of Ireland to the Lord Justices there, 1696, July 28. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Colonel Henry Lutterell for a grant of the estate late belonging to his brother Colonel Simon Lutterell, "which his Majesty is inclined to do." Ibid., p. 112.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Davis, Esq., setting forth his services whilst he was Secretary to the late Lords Justices of Ireland during the late war and the loss in his estate to the value of above 5,000l. by the express malice of the enemy on account of that employment; and praying that in regard the King (upon report from yourself) did not think fit to grant him relief by way of diminution of quit rents, be might have grant of lands as in a schedule attached to this his petition, the said lands lying intermixed with his estate and formerly part of it, and that the arrears of quit rents due from his estate at Lady day last may be made payable at such half yearly payments as may be thought fit and in the meantime his tenants not to be distrained for the same. Ibid., p. 113.
May 6.Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lady Francis Arabella Bellew praying that the rents of the estate of her late husband, Walter, Lord Bellew, and the arrears thereof may be paid to her until the same shall have satisfied 6,000l. which by her marriage settlement is charged thereon for her daughters, together with convenient maintenance until the same is paid and also a further debt of 1,100l. due to herself. Ibid.
May 7.Treasury warrant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, for half a year to Lady day last on the annuity for the support of the honour of that Order. Money Book XIII, p. 128.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to John Evelyn, senior, Treasurer and Receiver-General of Greenwich Hospital: for one year to 1695, Xmas, on the King's allowance of 2,000l. per an. to the said Hospital. (Money order dated June 5 hereon.) Ibid., p. 129. Order Book IV, p. 293.
William Lowndes to Mr. Smith, Receiver [of Crown Revenues] for County Middlesex. Send to the Treasury Lords an account of what arrears of rent are in your hands of the forfeited estate of the Marquess of Powys. (The like letter to Mr. Hawkins, Receiver [of Crown Revenues] for County Southampton.) Out Letters (General) XV, p. 96.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lieutenant Colonel John Skelton, with a letter thereupon from Mr. Clarke signifying that it is the King's pleasure to place on the off-reckonings of the Regiment now Colonel Collingwood's, the sum of 837l. which the said Lieutenant Colonel is bound for upon account of the clothing of three Companies of the said Regiment. Ibid., p. 97.
Same to Mr. Bridges enclosing an account and other papers [all missing] of Mr. Meesters relating to money received and paid by him on account of the last summer's Expedition. Please examine and prepare a state thereof for presentation to the Treasury Lords. Ibid.
April
[? erratum for May 7.]
Treasury reference to the Surveyor-General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sir Cyril Wich praying a further lease for 31 years of all the mines of lead and coals within the lordship and manor of Denbigh in County Denbigh from the expiry of his present lease thereof. Reference Book VII, p. 148.
April
[? erratum for May 7.]
Same to same of the petition of the inhabitants of the parish of New Windsor, County Berks, setting forth that they parted with a common to enlarge a little park [Windsor Little Park], reserving only the continuance of their right to dig gravel in a pit belonging thereto for the repair of the high ways; that the park keeper doth pretend a verbal order from the King when he was at Windsor that no more gravel should be dug out of the said pit: whereby their high ways stand them in 60l. per an. for repairs: therefore praying leave to dig up gravel out of the bottom of the said pit till the King's further order. Ibid.
May 8.Money warrant for 39l. 8s. 0¾d. to Sir James Read, bart., late Sheriff of Herts for the year ended 1695, Sept. 29, being the overpayment on his account as such arising from his having paid 120l. to John Rowney, Peter Griffin, William Austen and others for apprehending William Gutteridge, John Shaw and Henry Wade robbers on the highway. (Money order dated June 18 hereon). Money Book XIII, pp. 130, 304.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 4,800l. to Henry, Sieur d'Auverquer, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Master of the Horse to the King: to be issued out of loans to be made by him or his appointment on the weekly sum of 6,000l. appointed by a late Act of Parliament [7 & 8 Wm. III., c. 30, § 33] to be paid out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XIII, p. 131. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 96.
Same to same to issue 10,000l. to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, on an order to be signed by the Treasury Lords for the service of his Office: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Lord on credit of the above weekly sum of 6,000l. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 2,000l. to Mr. Shales, his Majesty's Goldsmith for plate furnished into the Jewel Office: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Shales on credit of the above weekly sum of 6,000l. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 12,000l. to the Earl of Portland on the unsatisfied order in his name for the Privy Purse: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl or by his appointment on credit of the weekly 6,000l. appropriated ut supra. Disposition Book XIII, p. 133.
The Treasury Lords to the Attorney and Solicitor-General. Just before leaving for Flanders the King signed a bill for the Commission relating to the intended National Land Bank with a schedule of a draft charter to be annexed thereto. But upon our countersigning thereof we noticed that there are some improprieties or defects therein which we suppose to have happened through the haste of getting it despatched before his Majesty's departure and though perhaps they may not be very material yet we desire you will rectify or supply the same in your bill as follows:
(1). We [the Treasury Lords] are inserted in the warrant to be Commissioners and divers matters relating to this Commission may or will be transacted between us and the Commissioners. We therefore think it improper and desire you to omit our names in the bill.
(2). Take care to give in the bill the proper additions to the names of the Commissioners.
(3). Two provisoes are omitted in this warrant which are contained in the Commission for the Bank of England, viz., that subscribers should not vote in the election of the first Governor, Deputy Governor and Directors unless they took an oath or (being Quakers) made a declaration: [and secondly] that the 500l. a man subscribed was their own money. We desire you to insert the like provisoes in this bill, as we think them proper.
(4). We think words should be added importing that the Governor or Deputy-Governor is to be one of the Court of Trustees. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 94.
May 8.William Lowndes to the Attorney-General. My Lords are informed that John Cary, Esq., stands outlawed for high treason whereby his estate, real and personal, stands forfeit. Please issue your warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag for a commission to Sir John Fag, bart., and 10 others detailed to enquire of and seize the said estate in Counties Sussex and Southampton. Ibid., p. 95.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to present to the King for signature the enclosed four warrants, viz.:
(1) for Sir Oliver Ayshcomb's baronet [fee] discharge: (2) for Sir Thomas Wheate's similar discharge: (3) for Colonel Leigh: (4) for 1,000l. bounty to Mr. Boteler. Ibid.
Mr. May has produced to my Lords acquittances for the Land tax [4s. Aid] by him paid for his Majesty's park called Windsor Great Park in the years 1693, 1694 and 1695, amounting to 329l. 8s. 0d. and desires that same may be allowed him by his Majesty. Please receive the King's pleasure therein and thereupon send my Lords his commands [herein] by the first opportunity. Ibid.
Same to same. The Duke of Schonburg has acquainted my Lords that the King has directed the passing of a patent to confirm his [said Duke's] grant of 4,000l. per an. "which he enjoys by privy seal" as interest of 100,000l. formerly intended by the King to be granted to said Duke's late father. The Duke understands that the King's intended favour was that a great seal should pass not only for confirming the said interest but likewise for payment of said 100,000l. ("which his Grace says will not be asked till his Majesty's affairs will admit") to trustees for the purpose of purchasing lands to be settled in tail with remainders and provisions for younger children according to a warrant which was signed by the King when the late Duke was living. Please receive the King's pleasure whether the patent now directed is to be only a confirmation of the privy seal for payment of the interest till the principal be paid or is to contain such a grant as above relating to the principal. Ibid., p. 96.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Eccles et al. merchants of Dublin showing that they have bought about 6 butts of currants and consigned them to their correspondents at Liverpool in the ship Elizabeth of Liverpool but at the ship's arrival they were seized as currants imported into Ireland contrary to the Act of Navigation, "which appeared no otherwise than by the cocquet produced from Ireland," they [petitioners] being altogether ignorant in what manner the said currants were imported and [having] bought them [merely] by way of trade: and the surveyor of Liverpool port has exhibited an information against the said goods in the Exchequer: therefore praying a Treasury order for the currants to [have leave to] be returned to Ireland or to be entered here [in England] on petitioners' satisfying the officers. Reference Book VII, p. 148.
Same to Samuell Travers, Surveyor-General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Thomas Moore for extension of lease of a parcel of land called Potters Park, near Queen Wood in "the Forest of Windsor called Chertsey Walk," of which his father David Moore was tenant by grant from Charles II. with 13 years to come. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports of the petition of the clerks and messengers of the Transport Office shewing that out of their small salaries they are obliged to pay a fifth part per an. for taxes: therefore praying that the taxes of their salaries may be placed to the King's account. Reference Book VII, p. 148.
May 8.Treasury reference to Auditor Aldworth of the petition of the Earl of Holderness shewing that by grants of Charles II. and William and Mary the offices of Bailiff and Steward, Master Forester and Chief Ranger of the forests, franchises, liberties of the Fee of Richmond, County Yorks, were granted to his predecessors and himself with an allowance of 50l. 6s. 4d. per an. and that the fee farm rents in the Archdeaconry of Richmond were granted by Charles II. to the now Queen Dowager as part of her jointure; and to prevent dispute petitioner has a deputation from Lord Ferrers, the said Queen's High Steward, for the said offices with [said allowance and] the arrears thereof and that in the book of rates [of said lands in the Auditor's office] there is 50l. 6s. 4d. [per an.] reprized out of the rents [of said Fee]; and that the grant to the said Queen contained a clause covenanting that she should pay all pensions, wages, fees, etc., due out of said lands: therefore petitioner prays the Treasury Lords to direct payment of the said fee or allowance. Ibid., p. 149.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy, Ireland, to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] from Edward Richbell and Lawrence Stanyan, two of the late Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland; being a proposal for farming the said revenue for 7 years from Xmas next.
(In the margin: letter repeated to the Lords Justices, 1696, July 21). Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 111.
May 9.Money warrant for 20,000l. to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, in further part of 50,000l. as by the privy seal of 1695, Oct. 31, supra Treasury Calendar, Vol. X, p. 1226: as imprest for the expense and service of his Office. (Money order dated May 20 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 129. Order Book IV, p. 291.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to insert in his next [weekly] memorial for money 164l. 0s. 9d. for Lieutenant D'Marais, for his arrears as Lieutenant in Brigadier Leveson's Regiment of Horse: in accordance with said Earl's report on said Lieutenant's petition. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 97.
May 11.Same to the same to similarly insert in same 48l. for Robert Maugridge for allowance for 2 years past as one of the patent drummers: as by a like report. Ibid., p. 97.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Penelope. Holt, widow of Richard Holt, praying the arrears due to her husband as a Lieutenant in Colonel Henry Holt's Regiment. Ibid., p. 98.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send a Customs officer to the Venetian Ambassadors' house in St. James's Square to visit their goods in order to the export of same to Holland. Ibid., p. 99.
May 12.Money warrant for 1,000l. to Nicholas Baker upon account for Crown law expenses. (Money order dated May 30.) Money Book XIII, p. 131. Order Book IV, p. 265.
May 12.William Lowndes to Mr. Neale [Master Worker of the Mint]. The Treasury Lords are very desirous that all possible despatch be made in the business of recoining the clipped moneys and that there may be no manner of delay by the Moneyers not employing so many men or their not working so many hours as they ought. They direct you to appoint a fit person to take an account at what hours they begin to work in the morning and at what hours they leave off at night, with the number of men employed in the work. You are to pay the person so employed what you think a reasonable monthly wage or salary.
My Lords are also informed that the Melter of the Mint can supply so much silver as will make 65,000 pounds a week in the proportions prescribed by the Act of Parliament. They expect that the Moneyers keep pace with him in working up at least that sum in every week. You are to acquaint the Moneyers therewith and to require them to prepare more working tools so that the coining may not be hindered for want thereof. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 98.
Treasury reference to Mr. Travers [Surveyor-General of Crown Lands] of the petition of Winif[re]d Milburne, widow of Ralph Milburne, Esq., shewing that in 1672 Charles II. built Clifford Fort in Northumberland on part of her land and shortly after 100l. was offered for satisfaction which not being accepted there was no satisfaction made: therefore praying a reasonable compensation. Reference Book VII, p. 160.
May 12.
et postea.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petitions as follows of the persons appointed Receivers-General of the Rates or Duties on Houses: the petitioner in each case proposing securities, detailed, for his said office: followed in each case by a Treasury warrant for taking the said securities; and by a Treasury commission.
Lawrence Ambrose for County Berks: date of reference May 12: warrant dated May 16 to the King's Remembrancer to take his securities: commission dated May 16.
Hugh Horton for County Bucks: date of reference ut supra: security warrant and commission dated May 20.
Thomas Woodcock for County Leicester: date of reference ut supra: security warrant and commission dated May 19.
Morgan Whitley for Counties Chester, Anglesey, Carnarvon, Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth and Montgomery: date of reference ut supra: security warrant and commission dated May 20.
Samuel Bradshaw for County Derby: date of reference ut supra: security warrant and commission dated May 13.
Augustine Briggs and Leonard Blofield for County Norfolk and city and county of the city of Norwich: date of reference ut supra: security warrant and commission dated July 15.
Benjamin Mathews for Counties Northampton and Rutland: date of reference ut supra: security warrant and commission dated May 19.
John Parran for Oxford County, University and City: date of reference ut supra: security warrant and commission dated May 29.
Thomas Mathews for Counties Hereford, Brecon and Radnor: date of reference ut supra: security order and commission dated May 27.
Thomas Doyley for County Monmouth: date of reference ut supra: security warrant and commission dated May 19.
Nicho. Elwill and Robert Burridge for County Devon and city of Exeter: date of reference ut supra: security and commission dated May 16.
Robert Chaplin for County Suffolk: date of reference ut supra: security and commission dated June 6.
Thomas Richards for County Herts: date of reference ut supra: security warrant and commission dated May 16.
William Kent for County Lancs: date of reference ut supra: security warrant and commission dated May 27.
William Green for County Stafford: date of reference ut supra: security warrant and commission dated June 6.
Ralph Williamson for Counties Yorks, Durham, and Northumberland: date of reference ut supra: further petition June 2 proposing a fresh surety loco Richard Faucet: security warrant and commission dated May 19.
William Cawthorp and Thomas Kent for County Lincoln: date of reference ut supra: security warrant and commission dated May 16.
Thomas Cobb for County Southampton and Isle of Wight: date of reference ut supra: security warrant and commission dated May 20.
Gilbert Spencer for County Kent and the city of Canterbury: date of reference ut supra: security warrant and commission dated June 5.
Nathaniell Rich, senior, for County Essex: order of reference dated May 14: security warrant and commission dated May 23.
John Child for County Wilts and the City of New Sarum: date of reference ut supra: security warrant and commission dated June 5.
Nicho. Baker for County Worcester: date of reference ut supra: security warrant and commission dated May 19.
John Darbie for County Dorset and the town and the county of the Town of Poole: date of reference ut supra: security warrant and commission dated May 25.
John Newsham for County Warwick: date of reference ut supra: security warrant and commission dated May 25.
Sir Leonard Robinson for London and Westminster and County Middlesex: date of reference ut supra: security warrant and commission dated May 20.
William Love for County Huntingdon: date of reference ut supra: security warrant and commission dated May 20.
Henry Whitehead for County Beds: date of reference May 18: security warrant and commission dated May 25.
John Mason for County Cambridge and Isle of Ely: date of reference ut supra: security warrant and commission dated May 25.
Thomas Bromfeild for County Sussex: date of reference ut supra: security warrant and commission dated May 25.
Andrew Huddleston for Counties Cumberland and Westmorland: date of reference ut supra: security warrant and commission dated May 25.
George Howells for Counties Cardigan, Carnarthen, Glamorgan, Pembroke and Haverford West: date of reference ut supra: security warrant and commission dated June 6.
Richard Cocks for County Gloucester: date of reference May 26: security warrant and commission dated May 30.
Charles Brown for County Somerset: date of reference May 29: security warrant and commission dated June 5.
Thomas Trueman for County Notts and the town of Nottingham: date of reference May 14: security warrant and commission dated June 5.
Richard Tregear for County Cornwall: date of reference June 25: security warrant and commission dated June 6.
Leonard Child and John Nuthall for County Surrey: date of reference June 8: security warrant and commission dated June 19.
George Hosier for County Salop: date of reference June 16. Reference Book VII., pp. 151, 152, 153. Warrants not Relating to Money XV., pp. 126–7, 128. Order Book IV., p. 293.
May 13.Money warrant for 1,400l. to William, Earl of Portland for 7 years, 1689 Lady day to 1696 Lady day, on his salary of 200l. per an. as Superintendent of his Majesty's Gardens. Money Book XIII, p. 133.
Same for 343l. 2s. 6d. to Thomas Felton, Esq. and the executors of William Chiffinch for 1696 Lady day quarter on their several fees and allowances as Master of the Hawks. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed presentment [missing] of the Excise Commissioners relating to bills drawn on the Navy Treasurer for moneys paid [out of Excise moneys in the country] for conveying [to the coast] seamen and impress[ed] men. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 98.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords have read your memorial of the 8th inst. touching money remaining in the hands of several of the collectors in the out-ports. You are to send your solicitor to the Excise Commissioners to know when the Excise money comes up [is convoyed to London] and you are to order your moneys to be brought up at the same time. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to same to deliver to Simon Beranger 11 pieces of alamodes (silks) of the manufacture of Holland which he ordered his correspondent there to send him and to give advice thereof in time that he [Beranger] might take out his licence at the Custom House in time as appointed by Act of Parliament [4 Wm. and Mary, c. 5]; but the pacquet boats not arriving in the usual time and the ships, in which the goods were, happening to come at the time when his Majesty returned last from Holland, [the advices] "arrived in the port of London [late by or] in 24 hours," by which means the said 11 pieces of silk became forfeited as there was not time for petitioner to take out his licence although he took it out and paid the full Customs before the seizure was actually made, notwithstanding which the same were seized by an officer called Colchester: on which petition the Customs Commissioners have reported that the seizure was justified but that petitioner was not able, without the receipt of his letters, to give notice and to take out his licence in time before arrival of the goods, his letters and advices having been delayed by contrary winds. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 121–2.
Same to the Stamped Vellum Commissioners to employ Charles Bridges as Inspector of the several Courts and offices in and about the cities of London and Westminster with an additional salary of 40l. per an.: the said Commissioners having represented that it will be better to have one person of experience as such Inspector instead of the six persons now employed therein. Ibid., p. 123.
May 14.William Lowndes to the Attorney-General. The Treasury Lords have appointed Tuesday next to hear Lord Raby, Sir Robert Clayton and Lord Fairfax about the intended grant of the Post Fines to said Lord Raby. Please forbear signing the bill [for that grant] until the said hearing is over. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 99. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 261.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Pursuant to the King's directions my Lords have signed a warrant for appointing John Womball as a land-carriageman in extraordinary, London port, to be admitted as in ordinary on the first vacancy and in the meantime to receive the like salary as the established land-carriagemen. But my Lords direct that as one of the said places [of land-carriagemen in ordinary] become vacant after Womball is provided for, the same is to be sunk. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 100.
[?]Same to Mr. Auditor of the Receipt to issue 470l. to the messengers of the Exchequer Court out of such new or current money as is or shall be in the Exchequer from the Duties on Low Wines under the Act of Parliament which expired at Xmas last. Ibid.
May 14.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Bartho. Evans as a land-carriageman London port loco James Taylour, who is willing to resign. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 261.
Same to George Morley, one of the Masters in Chancery, to attend in the Alienation Office for taking the oaths of his Majesty's subjects and signing Writs of Covenant and Writs of Entré concerning lands: until the return of Thomas Dawson as below: the management of the profits of said Office having been deputed to the Treasury Lords by the privy seal of 1689, May 23, supra Treasury Calendar, Vol. IX., p. 136, and they having authorised Thomas Dawson, a Master in Chancery to perform said duty as above by their instrument dated 1693, Aug. 14, but the said Dawson having gone into Ireland, and appointed Thomas Redman his deputy, which deputy is lately dead, and it is absolutely necessary for his Majesty's service that some fit person be appointed to attend that duty during Dawson's absence. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 123.
Same to the Surveyor-General of Crown Lands for a constat of the 7½ acres adjoining the Royal Hospital at Chelsea and the 15 acres 8 perches more of land adjoining the same in order to fresh leases thereof to the Earl of Ranelagh for 99 years at 5l. per an. rent on surrender of his present leases of same.
Appending: said Earl's petition for same. The lease for the first plot is by grant dated 1690, April 15, at 15l. 7s. 6d. per an. rent; that for the second by grant dated 1693, June 13, at 30l. 4s. 6d. per an. rent and petitioner "hath been foole enough to lay out and expend upon the said lands more money than would have bought the inheritance of them at the rate of 300 [sic] years' purchase and the said lands by the improvements he hath made thereon are, besides, a great and a constant yearly charge to him": wherefore he prays a grant of the inheritance thereof under a yearly rent of 5l. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 130.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities detailed, of Richard Butler as agent to the Troop of Grenadier Guards under Colonel George Cholmondley ut supra p. 135. Ibid. XIV, p. 486.
May 15.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 463l. 10s. 0¾d. 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 and Coningsby on credit of the Continued Impositions: and to be paid over to the Transport Commissioners. Disposition Book XIII, p. 133.
Same to the Transports Commissioners to pay the above sum to Mr. Arthur Shallet for interest of the freight money which was due to him for 6 ships as by your report of April 25 last. Ibid.
Money order for 10l. to John Broadhurst, porter at the Exchequer gate, for a year's attendance there and on the officers to Lady day last. Order Book IV, p. 291.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to send to the Portugal Envoy's [house or lodging] in Lincoln's Inn Fields the goods as below lately arrived in London port in the ship St. John Baptist from Lisbon. "The bundle [of books] and box of books are to be first visited according to law."
Appending: schedule of said goods (clothes, books, sweetmeats, Portugal hams, etc). Out Letters (General) XV, p. 99.
Same to same. Send with all speed your report on the petition of John Taylor of London, merchant, supra Treasury Calendar, Vol. X, p. 1177, touching a mistake made in the entry of some tobacco. Ibid., p. 100.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Francis Page, praying that the tallies in said Earl's hands on account of the clothing of Colonel Wood's Regiment in 1694 may be delivered to him, he having an assignment for 1,823l. 4s. 3½d. from one Thomas Butler who clothed the said Regiment. Ibid., p. 101.