Treasury Calendar
May 1696, 15-31

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'Treasury Calendar: May 1696, 15-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 11: 1696-1697 (1933), pp. 145-160. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82710 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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May 1696, 15-31

May 16.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 30,000l. to Edward Russell, Esq., upon the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of [paid in the form of] the new money recoined, [and to be issued] out of the loans made on the fourth 4s. Aid: to be applied to the head of Wages. Disposition Book XIII, p. 132.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. Send my Lords this day week an account of the application of the above money. Also send my Lords on Saturday in every week like accounts of the applications of such moneys as shall from time to time be issued to the Navy Treasurer for the service of the Navy or Victualling. (The like letter to the Navy Treasurer for the like weekly accounts.) Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the lodgings of the Count D'La Tour, Envoy from the Duke of Savoy, to seal his goods; he being on his return home. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 100.
Same to Mr. Neale to expedite the sending proper officers and persons to Exeter and York to be employed in the Mints intended to be erected there. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 102. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 112.
May 16.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Mitchell praying a remission of the King's share of a seizure of 30 pieces of broad and narrow Alamode luststring imported into London in the ship Charity and seized as prohibited goods. Reference Book VII, p. 149.
[?]Same to same of the petition of Giles Dowle shewing that he had a commission to prosecute planters of tobacco in England and was allowed a salary of 80l. per an. for same; that 61l. 4s. 3d. is due to him on said salary as appears by his accounts adjusted by Mr. Burton, therefore praying to be paid same out of a discovery of a debt of 500l. due to one Wicks who owes his Majesty above 10,000l. Ibid.
May 17.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 89l. 10s. 0d. 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: to be by him paid over to John Petit, an engineer, for his pay from 1694–5, Jan. 19, to 1695, July 16, being 179 days at 10s. a day. Disposition Book XIII, p. 133.
May 18,
old style, "from our Court at Dieren."
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 50,000l. to Charles Fox and Thomas, Lord Coningsby, Paymasters-General of the Forces lately employed in reducing Ireland: as imprest for the pay and contingencies of the said Forces according to such Establishments as are or shall be made in that behalf and according to the directions of such royal warrants as shall be signed from time to time. (Money warrant dated June 19 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated May 30). (Money order dated June 30 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 26. Money Book XIII, p. 143. Order Book IV, p. 298.
May 18,
old style, "from our Court at Dieren."
Royal sign manual for 1,000l. to Thomas Boteler as royal bounty: without account. (Money warrant dated May 23 hereon.) (Money order dated May 26 hereon). Kings' Warrant Book XIX, p. 27. Order Book IV, p. 292.
May 18,
old style, "from our Court at Dieren."
Royal warrant for the payment of rewards as follows as promised by the Proclamation for seizing and apprehending divers conspirators; all as by reports made to the King from the Privy Council, viz.:
1,000l. to George Harris, gent, for apprehending — Bernardi.
500l. to the said George Harris; 200l. to Gilbert Bannister; 100l. to Joshua Bannister; 50l. each to Charles Morley, Peter Stifeild, William Watts and John Peirce: being the 1,000l. for apprehending Ambrose Rookwood.
(Money warrant dated May 23 hereon). (Money order dated May 26 hereon). Ibid.
May 18,
old style, "from our Court at Dieren."
Royal warrant [to the Clerk of the Signet] for a privy seal for 10,000l. to Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury, Principal Secretary of State: for secret service without account. (Money warrant dated July 29 hereon). (Money order dated July 28 hereon. This order quotes the privy seal as dated May 31). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 28. Money Book XIII, p. 171. Order Book IV, p. 307.
May 18,
old style, "from our Court at Dieren."
Same to same for a same for a grant to Colonel Edward Leigh, his executors, etc., of the sum of 500l. bequeathed by his sister, Margaret Leigh, of Testwood, County Southampton, spinster, deceased, by her will dated 1690, Dec. 25, to Edward, Lord Griffin, who stands outlawed for high treason; by reason whereof the said legacy is forfeited to the Crown: all in consideration of the said Colonel Leigh's good and acceptable services, he being also residuary legatee of his sister under the said will. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 54.
May 18,
old style, "from our Court at Dieren."
Same to the Attorney- or Solicitor-General for a great seal for a grant to John Baber, Esq., Shreeve Panton and James Pavey, gent, of the office of Receiver-General of Crown Revenues in Counties Glamorgan, Monmouth, Radnor, Brecknock, Carmarthen, Cardigan and Pembroke and in the town and county of Haverford West: to hold for their lives with the yearly fee of 70l. and 20s. for the postage of every 100l. of the said revenues: to date from Lady day last: all by reason that said office was granted 1662, July 10, to Bevis Lloyd and William Jones and the said Jones is since deceased and the said Lloyd has made a surrender, 1696, May 9, of his interest in said office. Ibid., p. 55.
May 18,
old style, "from our Court at Dieren."
Royal sign manual for 2,000l. to Thomas Pendergrass (Prendergast) as royal bounty: without account: "in consideration of good and faithful service in discovering the wicked conspiracy to assasinate our royal person."
And 243l. 11s. 0d. to John Smith for so much expended and paid for service relating to the discovery of the said conspiracy. (Money warrants dated May 26 hereon for both sums.) (Money orders dated respectively June 9 and 19 hereon). Ibid., p. 56. Money Book XIII, p. 136. Order Book IV, pp. 294, 311.
"from our Court at Dieren."Royal warrant to the Attorney- or Solicitor-General for a privy seal to discharge the baronetcy fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Oliver Aishcombe of Lyford, County Bucks. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 66.
May 18,
old style, "given at our Court at Dieren."
Same to the Treasury Lords for payment as follows of the reward of 1,000l. for apprehending — Charnock, "one of the conspirators to assasinate our royal person," viz., 250l. to Colonel Pearce; 180l. to Colonel Thompson; 180l. to Colonel Blood; 180l. to Captain Pitman; 60l. to Captain Le Wright; 50l. each to Captain Pitman, Captain Carelton and Lieutenant Swan, "who by the order of our Cabinet Council had the custody or keeping of — Fisher, — Harris and — La Rue. (Money warrant hereon of date not stated). (Money order dated June 9 hereon). Ibid., p. 58. Money Book XIII, p. 139. Order Book IV, p. 294.
May 18,
old style, given at our Court at Dieren.
Same to the Attorney- or Solicitor-General for a privy seal to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Thomas Wheate of Glympton, County Oxford. Ibid., p. 61.
May 18,
old style, "from our Court at Dieren."
Royal warrant to the Lord Deputy of Ireland for a patent under the great seal of Ireland for a grant to Thomas, Lord Coningsby, of all the manors, messuages, lands, mortgages, chattels and estates whatsoever of Richard Fagan, of Feltrim, and William Plunket (the lands of Portmarnock and Carrickhill, lately belonging to said Plunkett) forfeited by their respective attainders and of all the Crown's title thereto: all for the term of 1,000 years from Lady day last at the yearly rent of 10l. and freed and discharged of all forfeited debts, charges, mortgages and incumbrances whatsoever: together with a grant of all the debts and personal estate of the said Fagan and Plunket and the fee of their real estate "at the same yearly rent upon payment of 5l. to our Treasurer or Receiver-General in Ireland at any time hereafter": all upon the surrender by said Lord Coningsby of the custodiam of the premises as granted to him in 1691–2, Jan. and renewed by the late Queen's warrant dated 1694, June 8: all in consideration of the said Lord's many constant, great and faithful services zealously performed. Out Letters (Ireland), pp. 115–7.
May 18,
old style, "from our Court at Dieren."
Royal warrant to the Lord Deputy for a patent under the great seal of Ireland for a grant to Henry, Viscount Galway, of the several lands and towns of which he was granted two custodiams (dated 1693, May 24, and July 15) by direction of the late Queen's sign manuals dated 1693, April 28, and June 27, which custodiams are expired. He is hereby to hold the premises to him and his heirs for ever as of the castle of Dublin in free and common socage and as amply as same were held by Patrick Trant before their forfeiture to the Crown, paying to the Crown only the quit and Crown rents reserved thereon. Ibid., pp. 117–8.
May 19.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to take in loans at the Exchequer on the Act for Duties on Low Wines, etc. [8–9 Wm. III., c. 3], not exceeding 70,000l. on the whole with 6 per cent. interest for the first 40,000l. and 7 per cent. interest for the remaining 30,000l. and in the form etc. as prescribed by the said Act. Money Book XIII, p. 133.
Same to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay 100l. to the Mayor etc. of Berwick on Tweed for one year to 1696, Lady day, on the annuity for repair of the bridge built by Charles 1st over the Tweed. Ibid., p. 134.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 353l. to Lord Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Chamber: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Lord or by his appointment on credit of the weekly sum of 6,000l. appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XIII, p. 132.
Same to Mr. Hall to forthwith prosecute the scire facias upon Mr. Squibb's bond for 200l. as one of the securities of Mr. Francis Villiers, late a Teller of the Exchequer. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 101.
Same to Mr. Burrard. The Excise Commissioners inform my Lords that you have neither paid the Duty arising for salt delivered at your salt works nor given security as required by the Salt Duty Act and that 865l. now remains due from you on that head with 54l. 12s. 3½d. for interest thereon. My Lords desire you to comply with the directions of the said Act so that the King's money may be forthwith answered. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Bertie to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Gribble about frauds committed in re-melting tin into bars. Ibid.
May 19.The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners for the fourth 4s. Aid in County Notts. We are informed that the duplicates of this Aid in your County fall above 10,000l. short of what the said County paid to the like Tax last year. We attribute this to some great remissness or negligence in the assessors. As it tends highly to his Majesty's dis-service we desire you to forthwith review the duplicates of the several Divisions of the County and to cause such alterations and amendments to be made therein as are agreeable to the Act [for said Aid]. Ibid., p. 102.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute William Christian and Benjamin Crofts, Esqs., to the office of Customer or Collector of Carlisle port on the surrender of the said William Christian. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 262.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Offley for a grant of the King's share of a wreck of white wine which happened to be cast away at Beachy near Burleigh in Sussex in a French ship from Bordeaux, "having saved 4 tuns thereof." Reference Book VII, p. 149.
Same to same of the petition of Sampson Gideon and Company, of London, merchants, praying a discharge of a seizure of 18 chests of sugar of the growth of the Portugal Plantations in America [imported] on a ship of the build of Portugal manned with Portuguese but seized by Mr. Robinson, a Customs officer, under pretence of the Navigation Act. Ibid.
Entry of the oath sworn made before the Treasury Lords by Henry Hoare not to reveal to any person the new invention of rounding the money and making [marking] the edges of it with letters or granneys or either of them. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 124.
May 20.Money warrant for 401l. 6s. 11d. to Charles Williams, gent, ReceiverGeneral for County Monmouth, of the first and second Twelve Months Aid, the first Quarterly Poll and the Review of the said Poll and the first 4s. Aid: being for his extraordinary charges in the return of his moneys thereof, viz., 3d. in the pound on 31,158l. which hath been usually allowed to Receivers of the remote counties of Wales; and also in satisfaction of a surplusage of 1l. 2s. 5d. on his account of the second Poll. (Money order dated June 10 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 140. Order Book IV, p. 295.
Same for 192l. 10s. 0d. to Andrew Lawrence, Surveyor of his Majesty's Ways; 75l. 16s. 8d. thereof for so much due at Midsummer, 1698, on his fee of 3s. 4d. a day payable from Lady day to Midsummer in every year; and 116l. 13s. 4d. for so much due at Lady day, 1689, on his fee of 3s. a day payable between Michaelmas and Lady day in every year. Money Book XIII, p. 135.
Treasury order for the renewal of a lost loan repayment order, No. 3666, for 200l. lent on the Excise by John Emmerton, 11 Aug., 1693. Order Book IV, p. 291.
William Lowndes to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier. My Lords notice from your last [week's] certificate of the Customs [cash] ended the 16th inst. that there remains in your hands 107,920l. 6s. 11½d. You are forthwith to pay same into the Exchequer. Disposition Book XIII, p. 134.
May 20.Treasury warrant to Sir Thomas Trevor, Attorney-General to enter a cessat processus on the information exhibited in the Crown Office against John Vaughan and Mary his wife, William Harry and Elizabeth his wife, Richard Morefeild, Henry Roberts, Jonathan Chapman, John Ward, Thomas Walden and Joseph Monjoy, for a pound breach and riot in the Forest of Dean, who are thereupon outlawed: the said persons being very poor and having submitted themselves. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 124.
The Treasury Lords to Mr. Justice Rookby. There are certain chambers in Serjeant's Inn in Fleet Street, lately belonging to Sir Edward Herbert, Knight, which have been in your possession for some time past and the rent for which ought to have accrued to his Majesty by reason of the said Herbert's outlawry for treason. The King has granted said chambers to Arthur, Earl of Torrington, with such arrears of rent as are not actually answered into the Exchequer. We desire you will pay such arrears to his Lordship. Ibid.
May 21.William Lowndes to Mr. Noel to put into his next bill of incidents [for the Excise Office] the charge of the [passing of the] last Excise Commission. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 102.
The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners of the 4s. Aid in County Brecon. You met on March 5 last at the most usual and common place of meeting for your County and proceeded to put in execution the Act for the said Aid [but] some other number of Commissioners have met at an unusual place and have likewise issued their precepts to the same purpose, requiring different returns, "whereby his Majesty's service is obstructed and great difficulties put upon the Chief Constables and others concerned." We recommend you to proceed to the execution of the Act in the method by you already taken which is well warranted and do assure you that we have a due sense of your zeal in this particular. We desire you will acquaint the said other Commissioners that we expect they will cheerfully and unanimously join with you as they regard his Majesty's service and will answer the contrary at their perils. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 124.
May 22.Money warrant dormant for the yearly sum of 500l. to Sir John Combes, Chief Justice of Chester, as an addition to the profits of his said place from 1695, May 5, as by the privy seal of 1695, May 12. Money Book XIII, p. 137.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,400l. to William, Earl of Portland on the late warrant ut supra p. 143: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on credit of the weekly 6,000l. appropriated on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XIII, p. 134.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt enclosing for the King's signature 4 warrants as follows, viz.:
(1) Mr. Woodyear, for a farm of lampernes.
(2) Mr. Renew, for 678l. 7s. 10d. as royal bounty.
(3) Mr. South for salary from Mr. Segwick's death.
(4) Mr. Tollet for 2,000l. for the incidents of the Commissioners of Accounts. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 95.
May 22.Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint. My Lords desire you to expedite the sending of proper officers to Bristol, Norwich and Hereford for managing the Mints that are to be set up there and that you will take care to make provision for erecting Mints in those places. Ibid., p. 102.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren, immediately to deliver to the officers of the Mint the ground in your possession adjoining to the new Melting [House] in the Tower of London for the better carrying on of the coining the new money. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. The Earl of Ranelagh has this day represented to my Lords that bills are drawn on him for [foreign Princes'] subsidies and for forage. My Lords thought these services were provided for by the tallies that were levied for the same before the King's departure from England. They apprehend so great difficulties in finding money here to answer the subsistence of the army in Flanders that they are of opinion whatsoever credit can be found on that side it will be most for the King's service to preserve it for that use and that it will be utterly impossible for them to furnish the said subsistence but [save] upon such bills to be drawn from thence on the said Earl and that if bills for other uses should come, and go back protested (which cannot be avoided), it will utterly ruin all foreign credit. They therefore desire you to lay this matter before the King.
They also desire you to receive the King's pleasure whether the 10 Battalions lately come from Flanders, if continued here, are not to be reduced to English subsistence, it being very inconvenient to have them on a different foot with [from] the other Troops here. Ibid., p. 103.
Same to same. My Lords are informed by Sir Samuell Barnardiston that the King promised him payment of so much of the money which he paid into the Exchequer for a fine in Reigate, as remained in the Exchequer on the 5th Nov., 1688. My Lords had no directions therein from the King before his going to Flanders. Please therefore obtain the King's pleasure on the enclosed account.
Appending: statement of the money due from their Majesties to said Barnardiston (1688, Nov. 5, 1,905l. 18s. 10d.: compound interest to 1695, May 5, 506l. 18s. 8d.; total, 2,402l. 17s. 6d.). Ibid.
Same to same. Sir Robert Clayton and Lord Fairfax have entered a caveat against the reversionary lease to Lord Raby of the Post Fines. The parties were heard before my Lords by counsel. Please take the King's pleasure on the enclosed [Treasury] minute taken at the said hearing [see supra, pp. 14–15]. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of the owners of the Oake pink, and the Seaflower and Greyhound dogger, praying to have their full charges paid to them they being employed as machine vessels, [viz. up to the time] till the machines were taken out. Reference Book VII, p. 150.
May 22.Treasury reference to Samuell Travers [Surveyor-General of Crown Lands], of the petition of Gabriel Odingsell, shewing that there belongs to the King some old stables and rooms at Greenwich and the hobby stables lying by the ballas[t] quay, being in a ruinous condition and part fallen down and also a piece of waste ground upon Blackheath, about 300 yards by 200 yards: therefore praying a lease of same. Reference Book VII, p. 150.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy of Ireland. In a patent of 1685, Dec. 29, granting John Knox authority to coin half-pence in Ireland, it is provided that if it should fall out to be convenient for the good of the subjects there that any alteration should be necessary, either in the metal or the stamp of the said copper half-pence, the said patent should be renewed or authority given by Proclamation for such alteration [and] to continue for the unexpired term of said grant.
The King has signified to us his pleasure that the stamps for the half-pence, which from this time may or shall be coined by said Knox, or those claiming under him, shall be altered. Please cause a Proclamation to be issued directing the said coiners to use the following figures and inscriptions: viz. on the one side the figure or effigies of the King's head with the inscription Gulielmus III, Dei gra, and on the reverse a harp crowned with the inscription, Magnae Britanniae Franciae et Hiberniae Rex. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 114.
May 23.Treasury warrant to the Victualling Commissioners to make forth bills to their Treasurer to pay 352l. 5s. 0d. to David Phillips, of Bristol, he having been employed by them in April and May, 1693, to buy considerable quantities of corn, meal and other provisions (bisket, cheese, peese and beef) for his Majesty's Foot (the Navy and soldiers) and having bought so much corn, etc., in and about Bristol that the prices began to rise very considerably he sent to Worcester, Evesham, etc., to buy corn and among other persons he dealt with he bought of one William Martin wheat and meal to near 400l. which he presently [immediately] paid for being ready to be put on board (from Tewkesbury), when the rabble, a mob, rose and under pretence the corn was going to France violently seized the greatest part thereof, whereby Phillips lost to the value of 352l. 5s. 0d.; the said Martin being since dead insolvent and his estate extended for Excise money due to the King. Money Book XIII, p. 132.
Money warrant for 340l. to Charles Shales, his Majesty's goldsmith, for 3 gold chains and 3 medals of fine gold, prepared by him for a present from the King to the two Secretaries to the Venetian Ambassadors and the Professor of Zurich, in Switzerland, pursuant to a warrant from the Lord Chamberlain. (Money order dated May 23 hereon.) Ibid., p. 134. Order Book IV, p. 293.
Same for 5,876l. 7s. 6d. to Henry D'Nassau, Master of the Horse: without account: for uses and services of the Stables as by the privy seal of 1689, August 22, supra Treasury Calendar, Vol. IX, p. 220: and is for one year from 1694–5, Jan. 1. (Money order dated June 4 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 134. Order Book IV. p. 293.
Same for 250l. to the heir of George, late Earl of Kinnoul, in part of what is due on the pension of 1,000l. per an. granted by Charles II. to said Earl and his heirs: to be satisfied out of any moneys of the Four-and-a-half per cent. Duty in the Exchequer. Money Book XIII, p. 135.
May 23.Treasury warrant to the Surveyor-General of Crown Lands for a particular of a tenement in Shippon, County Berks, in order to a fresh lease thereof to John Thatcher for 99 years terminable on 3 lives at the old rent of 22s. 11d. and fine of 20l. and on payment of 49l. 12s. 6d. arrears of rent.
Prefixing: said Surveyor-General's report on said Thatcher's petition ut supra Treasury Calendar, Vol. X, p. 1134 for same. Petitioner's life and his brother Thomas's were added in 1662 in reversion of Jon. Thatcher, his grandfather, who was surviving tenant by an old copy of court roll of the time of Charles I. In 1676 petitioner bought off the increased rent of 10l. and obtained a renewal for himself and his wife on a fine of 80l. His wife is lately dead. Petitioner is a healthy person, 40 years old. He surrendered his copyhold estate so lately to enable him the better to raise money on the leasehold estate and is now constrained to sell the same outright. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 134b.
May 25.Money warrant for 200l. to Philip Maddox, gent: without account: to be distributed among the under-clerks of the Council (himself being one) in reward for the great pains and expenses they have been at in writing several minutes of letters and orders to Lords Lieutenants, and Custodes Rotulorum and to the officers of the Treasury, Admiralty, Ordnance, Navy, Victualling, etc. (Money order dated June 9 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 136. Order Book IV, p. 295.
Same for 625l. to five of the Commissioners of Accounts (Robert Harley, Henry Boyle, Sir Thomas Pope Blount, Sir John Thompson and Paul Foley, the other two Sir Thomas Clarges and Charles Hutchinson, being lately dead), being 125l. each for a quarter to April 24 last on their 500l. per an. each. (Money order dated June 9 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 136. Order Book IV, p. 311.
Same for 40l. to John Chetwynd, Esq., sheriff of County Stafford in satisfaction of so much paid by him to John Bestwick and Charles Wilshaw for apprehending and convicting Ralph Naden for counterfeiting the current coins of the realm; as certified by Sir Samuel Eyre, a Justice of the King's Bench. (Money order dated July 16.) Ibid., p. 136. Order Book IV, p. 310.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 837l. 10s. 0d. 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 Act for Duties on Wines, Vinegar and Tobacco [the Continuing Act, 7–8 Wm. III., c. 10]: to be paid to Lieutenant Colonel John Skelton for the like sum for which he stands bound to several clothiers upon account of clothing three Companies of the Regiment now Colonel Collingwood's, and to be placed on the off-reckonings of the said Regiment for the year 1696 according to said Earl's report of the 18th inst. Disposition Book XIII, p. 134.
Same to same to issue 10,000l. to the Navy Treasurer on the order in his name for the service of the Navy: to be issued out of the new milled money in the Exchequer of loans on the fourth 4s. Aid: and to be applied to the head of Wages. Ibid., p. 135.
May 25.William Lowndes to the Earl of Montagu [Master of the Great Wardrobe], enclosing the petition of the King's watermen praying to receive their liveries as formerly. Please send my Lords an estimate what the clothes desired will amount to. Out Letters (General), XV, p. 104.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to take care that the respective collectors of the revenue under their management do make oath (according to the directions of the King's Proclamation), that the clipped moneys they pay in for the same were actually received by them before May 4 inst. (The like letter to the Excise Commissioners.) Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. My Lords are informed that some presents which were prepared the last summer for the Governments of Algiers and Tripoly (being 4 bales and a black box) have been ever since on his Majesty's ship Berwick, which was to have carried them to Sir George Rook: "but that opportunity failing them" you are to write to the Navy officers at Portsmouth (the Berwick being now at St. Helens) to take the said bales and box into their custody till further order. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Fox of the petition of Mr. Barry praying payment of 70l. due to him as a Lieutenant in Sir Henry Bellasyse's Regiment, he being disabled in his Majesty's service. Reference Book VII, p. 149.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Lawson shewing that he served as a land-waiter in Whitby port and assisted Mr. Gerrard Fox the collector thereof during his sickness: therefore praying the collector's place, Fox being dead. Ibid., p. 150.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Sir John Elwill and Thomas Stawell, Esq., Receivers-General of the third 4s. Aid in County Devon, praying allowance of their extraordinary charges therein, amounting to 200l. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of Mr Tuke King, as agent to Colonel Richard Ingoldsby, and Colonel Frederick Hamilton, for their Foot Regiments ut supra p. 135. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 131.
Same to same similarly to take Thomas Aldcroft's securities, detailed, as agent to Colonel John Coy's and Colonel Francis Langston's Regiments of Horse. Ibid. XIV, p. 486.
Same to James Host, one of the Justices of Peace for County Norfolk to deliver to Isaac Newton, Esq., Warden of the Mint, or to George Macy his deputy, a considerable quantity of clippings, clipt and counterfeit and good money, melted silver, tools, materials, etc., which we, the Treasury Lords, are informed is in your possession being taken upon persons tried at the last assizes for County Norfolk. Ibid. XV, p. 132.
Same to Edmond Rolfe, town clerk of King's Lynn, County Norfolk, to similarly deliver the like clippings, etc., and other personal estate taken upon Edward Pamplulion (convicted) and other clippers and coiners tried at the last assizes as above. Ibid.
May 26.Money warrant for 60l. to Charles Whitaker, Foreign Opposer in the Exchequer, for 1½ years, 1694, Michaelmas to 1696, Lady day, on his salary of 40l. per an. Money Book XIII, p. 136.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt. My Lords desire that the new milled money that is or shall be brought back from the Mint on account of the third of the double ninepences Excise for the 27 ships of war or which is or shall be otherwise paid into the Exchequer in current money for that [particular] appropriation or branch [of the revenue as by 2 Wm. and Mary, Sess II., c. 10, continued by 3 Wm. and Mary, c. 6], may be issued to the Treasurer of the Navy and Ordnance upon the [money] orders on that [ship building] behalf in the due proportions according to the Act for Building the said Ships. Disposition Book XIII, p. 135.
Same to same to issue 1,000l. to Nicholas Baker on any orders in his name for prosecution of Crown Law suits: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Baker on credit of the 6,000l. per week appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 14,097l. 1s. 11d. 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 reserved in said Earl's hands for such uses of the war as my Lords shall appoint. Ibid., p. 137.
The Treasury Lords to John Thorold and Simon Grant, Esqs., Commissioners for the present 4s. Aid in the soke of Grantham and for the Hundreds of Winnibriggs [Winebridge] and Threo [Theo], County Lincoln. We are informed that, contrary to the trust reposed in you, you have given directions to the assessors to abate a fourth part of what the said places paid to the like tax last year and that such fourth part hath been abated accordingly. We recommend you to cause such amendments (by such methods as shall be most agreeable to the Act for said Aid) to be made in the duplicates [of the assessments] for those places as may repair the loss which his Majesty may otherwise sustain by the said ill practices and prevent ill consequences [to yourselves] that may attend your neglect thereof. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 105.
A like letter to Chris. Beresford, Frank Fane, Gilbert Bury, Robert Caudron, William Taylor and P. Show, Esqs., Commissioners for the said Aid in the Hundreds of Loveden, Langoe, Flaxwell and Ashwardhurne, in County Lincoln, about their causing the assessors there to similarly abate a fifth part. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners for the [Duties on] Marriages for County Hereford. We are informed that your clerk has not yet delivered any duplicate to the Receiver-General [of your County] whereby such Receiver may regularly charge the several collectors or himself be charged by the Auditors here [in London] in order to the passing his accounts. We desire you will give the necessary directions herein so that his Majesty's service may not suffer by the delay. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte enclosing for the King's signature three royal warrants: (1) appointing Thomas Everard a Commissioner of Excise loco Sir Samuel Dashwood; (2) for 1,000,000l. for the Navy; (3) for 300l. [per an.] to Mr. Johnstowne. Ibid., p. 95.
May 26.Treasury warrant to John Smith, Receiver-General of Crown Revenues, County Middlesex, to pay 600l. to William, Earl of Rochford, or such other sum as shall be in your hands arisen out of the forfeited estate of the late Marquess of Powys: in accordance with the grant to said Earl, ut supra p. 92. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 133.
May 27.Same to the Postmasters-General to pay 82l. 10s. 0d. to John Parker, his Majesty's Consul at the Groyne, in satisfaction of a bill drawn by him on the Duke of Shrewsbury for so much disbursed by said Parker on three expresses sent with orders to Sir George Rooke whilst he was at Cadiz. Money Book XIII, p. 136.
Money warrant for 375l. to Simon de Brienne and Mary his wife for 1¼ years to Lady day last on their fee or salary of 300l. as Housekeeper and Wardrobekeeper at Kensington. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Brooke Bridges and Thomas Done, Auditors of Imprests, to give allowance of sums as follows to Richard Meredith, executor of William Harbord, Esq., in the accounts of the said Harbord as late Paymaster of the Forces, Ireland: viz., 125l. paid to William Robinson for providing shoes, stockings and other necessaries for the army, for which sum said Robinson is accountable; 114l. 1s. 4d. for the Customs Duty on chocolate for his Majesty as sworn by George Bride; 290l. 12s. 6d. for freight of 4,000 barrels of [gun]powder brought from Holland; 47l. 8s. 5d. for carriage of money and other contingencies; 677l. 13s. 8d. paid at the Exchequer to the Auditor [of the Receipt], Clerk of the Pells, Tellers and clerks, and at the Treasury to the Secretary, clerks, doorkeepers and others for new year's gifts according to custom; 350l. paid to the said Brook Bridges and his deputy and clerk for auditing the said Harbord's former account (which last 4 sums were paid by the hands of James Heriott, who was agent of the said Harbord); 200l. for transporting 4 waggons, 16 waggon horses and 8 carters appointed to attend the treasure in Ireland and for the charge of keeping them there till delivered over to the present Paymasters; 80l. 19s. 4d. paid for oats bought for the use of the army which were cast away between Belfast and Strangford as sworn by Mordecai Abbott; 55l. 2s. 8½d. for the said Harbord's salary as Paymaster from 1689, July 1, to 1690, June 1, which is allowed by the establishment and not hitherto demanded in any accompt; 250l. for the said Harbord's voyage into Holland and his expense there, being sent to the States General by her late Majesty: total, 2,190l. 17s. 11½d. Ibid., p. 137.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt. My Lords desire that the 4,773l. 6s. 1d. directed April 28 last supra, p. 112, to be issued to Mr. Fox and Lord Coningsby for the transports may be forthwith advanced to them for that use. The regular money warrant for the payment shall be sent to you as soon as it can be dispatched. Disposition Book XIII. p. 135.
The like letter for forthwith advancing to same the 463l. 10s. 0¾d. directed May 15 inst. to them, ut supra p. 145. Ibid., p. 136.
Same to same to issue 67l. 8s. 5d. 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 paid to Sarah Paston, relict of Lieutenant Paston, late of Brigadier Hastings' Regiment, for the arrears due to him at his death. Ibid.
May 27.Same to same to issue 1,000l. to Thomas Boteler: out of loans to be made by said Boteler on credit of the 6,000l. per week of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Clarke. It is the King's pleasure that sums as follows, making 880l. in all, be paid by the Earl of Ranelagh to the persons named as royal bounty to them as widows and orphans of divers officers. Please prepare a royal warrant for the Lords Justices to authorise said Earl to so pay same out of army contingencies.
Appending: said list of widows:
l.s.d.
widows Robinson and Ormsby, each4000
widow Congreve3000
widow Cooper2000
widow Harlackenden4000
widow Martin3000
widow Sinclair2000
widow Mattram3000
widow Dancy2000
widows Yewell and Abernethy, each3000
widow Sutton2000
widow Smith3000
widow Cooper1000
widow Saier500
widow Verdiere1000
orphans of Capt. Webster4000
widows Beveridge, Bedford, Stedman, Thomas and Hancock, each2000
widow Dodsworth3000
widows Willoughby and Ilingsworth, each5000
widow Craken4000
widow Jolliffe10000
Miss Sarah Carlisle10000
widow Skipton500
widow Barker3000
widow Gourney2000
88000
Ibid., pp. 137–8.
Same to Mr. Neale to take care that the several officers in the Mint do attend the coining of the new moneys during the ensuing holidays. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 104.
Same to Mr. Clarke to prepare a warrant for the King's signature to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay to the President De la Tour the 100,000l. directed lately to be put into said Earl's hands, viz. 96,000l. for a year's subsidy to the Duke of Savoy from 1695, Oct. 10, to 1696, Oct. 10, and the remaining 4,000l. for the exchange thereof. Ibid., p. 106.
May 27.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Lawson as collector of Whitby port loco General Gerard Fox, deceased:
Samuell Cox as one of the waiters of the Four-and-a-Half per cent. Duty at Bridgetown in Barbados loco Thomas Dunkin, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 262.
Treasury reference to Mr. Ryley of the petition of the town of Maidenhead setting forth that James I. by patent granted them (for the support and repair of their bridge) one oaken tree yearly to be felled in the manors of Cookham and Bray; that they have neglected to fell the said trees for 15 years past and being now very poor so that they can't of themselves repair their bridge which is very much decayed, therefore pray to have 15 trees allowed them. Reference Book VII, p. 153.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of Alexander Stevenson as agent to Colonel Richard Cunningham's Regiment ut supra p. 135. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 131.
Treasury warrant, dormant, to Philip Ryley, Surveyor-General of Woods, Trent South, to pay to Thomas Newton 30l. per an. as additional to his present salary of 10l. per an., he being constituted by patent of 1673, June 30, woodward of Whittlewood and Salcey Forests, County Northants, with the fee of 10l. per an. and all other fees thereto appertaining: he having represented that he and his predecessor woodwards did customarily receive a fee of 12d. per £ from the buyers of any wood or timber sold within said forests and 4d. for every tree marked with the wood axe in order to sale; and that in August, 1690, the said poundage was reduced to 6d. per £ and 4d. for every tree marked; and has therefore prayed to take his customary fee of 12d. per £ but said Ryley conceives it most for the King's service that Newton should receive 30l. per an. additional salary in lieu of all poundage from all buyers of wood, except the said 4d. per tree marked with the axe. Ibid., pp. 133b and 134a.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to discharge the debt of 501l. 5s. 6d. due from Ephraim Sandford, gent, on his paying a composition of 300l.: he having been in Jan., 1691–2, appointed collector of Excise in Northumberland and in 1693 was removed to Westmorland and Cumberland and is since discharged from that employment and is unable to pay the said debt. Ibid., p. 134.
May 28.Same to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of John Knewstall as agent to Colonel Leigh's Dragoons ut supra p. 135. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 131.
John Taylor (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl in current money on credit of the Exchequer in general: and is intended towards the subsistence of the Forces in England. Disposition Book XIII, p. 137.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to pay 3,052l. 8s. 9½d. to the Queen Dowager for 1696, Lady day quarter; to be paid in such proportions as the [Excise] revenue will bear with respect to the weekly payments appointed to be made [out of the Excise] into the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 138.
May 28.Same to Mr. Blathwayte to lay before the King the enclosed report from the Lord Deputy of Ireland together with one from the AttorneyGeneral of Ireland both on Mrs. Hannah McDonnell's petition praying the benefit of a settlement made upon her by her husband Randall McDonnell before marriage. The Treasury Lords agree with the Lord Deputy's report.
Appending: note only of said papers including (1) a certificate of the Clerk of the Crown [Ireland] that he does not find that the petitioner stands indicted for anything committed against his present Majesty; (2) a schedule of lands, etc., of right belonging to the petitioner; and the Forfeitures Commissioners' opinion that several thereof formerly belonging to her husband are now forfeit to the King. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 107.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Mary Clayton, widow and William Clayton shewing that about 1689 she became bound in 2,000l. for her son, Andrew Clayton, one of the collectors of Excise, but Robert Clayton of London, merchant, borrowed of him 1,600l. which he promised to pay to the Excise Commissioners for said Andrew's use but failed therein and soon afterwards became bankrupt, of which money [petitioners] have recovered 400l. which remains in the hands of the sheriffs of London: they have also by reason of the badness of the coin been unable to mortgage their estate for payment of the said 2,000l. and 1,600l. and are in danger of being cast into prison: therefore pray liberty of their persons and stay of process till Michaelmas next to enable them to sell their estate and to recover the remainder of the said 1,600l. Reference Book VII, p. 153.
Same to Charles Fox of the petition of Sir Pury Cust shewing that he raised a Troop of Horse at his own charge when the King first arrived in England and being afterwards established a Captain in the Duke of Schonberg's Regiment did at the first sailing of his Regiment buy several accoutrements for his Troop, amounting to 146l. 8s. 0d.: therefore praying payment of said sum out of the first money that shall be issued to that Regiment. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor-General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Lansdowne, Esq., for extension of term in certain coal mines in the manor of Stratton super Fosse. Ibid.
Same to the Postmasters-General of the petition of Thomas Rowney shewing that in 1689 Sir John Wildman being then PostmasterGeneral, petitioner was made Deputy-Postmaster of Birmingham and several other places but by reason of great losses by his horses dying in the Irish war and the insolvency of others employed under him he is in arrear above 700l. to the King, a great part whereof was contracted for but the security died: being grown utterly incapable to pay same he prays remission of said debt.
In the Margin: "This was lost and another [order of reference was] signed 19 Feb., 1700–1." Ibid., p. 154.
May 29
[? erratum for June 29.]
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Broadbridge, Thomas Moore et al., owners of the ship John & Thomas of Hastings, shewing that the said vessel by the name of Mary, of Rotterdam, Dutch built, was chased by a French privateer on shore near Dungeness and plundered and afterwards brought into Rye and there sunk and disabled and afterwards sold to some of the said part-owners: that in 1693 she was chased and forced into Rye and was seized as unfree by John Bradley et al., officers of the Customs House there, who released her for 40s. never demanding the double [aliens] duty of tunnage, though she lay 10 months there, [they] taking only the single [natives] duty; that the said Bradley instead of demanding double duty promised to procure her a freedom [of an English bottom] and accordingly brought a warrant of enfranchisement under the hand of Sir John Shaw, as a ship condemned as prize and [Bradley] took 28l. for the said pretended freedom: and the said vessel making 2 other voyages the Attorney-General in Michaelmas term, 1694, exhibited an information in the Exchequer against the said part-owners for the double duty on tonnage, whereupon the Court decreed they should pay 53l. 17s. 0d.: that during this proceeding Mr. Williamson, the Customs House officer, ran away together with the Warden of the Fleet: therefore petitioners pray that 28l. may be allowed them as [the King's] part of the said 53l. 17s. 0d. Reference Book VII., p. 158.
May 30.Money order for 2,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh in repayment of so much by him lent this day: "to be satisfied out of the Salt [Duty credit] by loan [to be made thereon] by the said Earl." Order Book IV, p. 302.