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June 1696, 1-15

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'Treasury Calendar: June 1696, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 11: 1696-1697 (1933), pp. 160-170. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82711 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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June 1696, 1-15

June 1.Royal warrant (dated at our Court at Mariekirke) to the Attorneyor Solicitor-General for a great seal for a grant to Rowland Woodyear (in consideration of his paying 275l. 11s. 1½d. into the Exchequer, being two third parts of the arrears of rent as below) of all the arrears of the rent of 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. reserved on the grant dated 1663, Sept. 11, to Sir Joseph Wagstaffe of the sole benefit of transporting lampernes alive out of the river of Thames into Holland and Zeland and other the places within the jurisdiction of the United Provinces as amply, etc., as Noel Warner or Richard Warner, or any other before him, which rent has not hitherto been answered to the Crown, but has been unduly concealed and withheld and there is 413l. 6s. 8d. due thereon for 31 years' rent for the said licence which expired 1694, Sept. 11: and the said Woodyear has prayed a grant of the said arrears (in consideration of his discovery of the said concealment and of paying two thirds value of said arrears) and further has prayed a new lease of the said sole benefit of exporting lampernes as above for 31 years from the expiry of the last grant as above.
The herein great seal is to contain such grant to him for 31 years from 1694, Sept. 11, at the rent of 17l. 16s. 0d. per an. "which as we are informed is full two third parts of the real improved value of the premises": with a prohibition to all others to so buy or engross any lampernes to transport out of the realm into any the parts before mentioned, save by licence from him; but with a proviso "that this grant shall not hinder or restrain any the King's subjects from exporting any lampernes in which they have any right or property but that they may freely export the same as by law they might have done if this grant were not passed." King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 59–60.
Royal sign manual (dated at our Camp at Mariekerke) for 678l. 17s. 10d. to Henry Renew as royal bounty: without account. (Money warrant dated June ? 9 hereon.) (Money order dated June 16 hereon.) Ibid., p.61. Money Book XIII, p. 141. Order Book IV, p. 296.
June 1.Royal warrant (dated as above) to the Lord Deputy, Ireland, to direct payment to John South (as one of the Commissioners of the Revenue, Ireland, loco Zacheus Sedgwick, Esq., deceased) of his proportion of the salary of 800l. per an., viz. from the decease of Sedgwick to Lady day last. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 119.
June 2.Warrant by the Lords Justices, England, dated Whitehall, to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby, Paymasters-General of the Forces, Ireland, to pay 122l. 10s. 0d. to Elizabeth Culliford, administratrix of Captain William Webster of the Regiment of Foot late under LieutenantGeneral Kirk: to be for the use of Elizabeth and Mary Webster, his children: it appearing that at the clearing of the said Regiment for its Irish arrear the said sum was stopped from said Webster for a respite of 245 days of himself and servants for being absent from a muster taken in March, 1690, of the said Regiment, which muster by the King's order of 1691–2, Jan. 30, was "to govern that time" but it appearing that at the time of the said muster he was on a party at Philipstown in Ireland where he lost his life. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 66.
John Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to issue 10,000l. to Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of new [coined] money in the Exchequer of loans on the fourth 4s. Aid: to be applied to payment of wages to seamen. Disposition Book XIII, p. 139.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The Lords Justices have not met since the receipt of your presentment of May 30 last till this morning. They have now given directions to the Admiralty Lords concerning the matter of the said presentment (for searching of men of war and yachts). Please send thither for the necessary orders thereupon. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 107.
June 3.Treasury warrant, dormant, to Philip Ryley, Surveyor-General of Woods, Trent South, to pay from time to time to the executors of Sir John Guise so much (after the rate of 1,000l. per an.) as remains unsatisfied of the 6,000l. directed to him by the privy seal of 1693, April 27, supra Treasury Calendar, Vol. X, p. 117, out of wood sales in the Forest of Dean: the said Guise being since dead and the quarter part of the said sum still unsatisfied. Money Book XIII, p. 139.
John Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to issue 4,000l. 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 and General: to be applied as follows, viz.:
l.s.d.
to answer bills of exchange drawn by Mr. Hill for subsistence in Flanders "which is payable the 6th inst"3,68900
towards the arrears of subsistence of the Forces in England31100
4,00000
Disposition Book XIII, p. 139.
June 3.John Taylour to Mr. Baker enclosing the "memorial of Thomas Prendergast to Mr. Lowndes about Mr. Shales' house for Mr. Porter and Mr. Prendergast: that Mr. Shales is to be paid 51l. before he gives possession of the house, 100l. for necessaries now wanting in the house: the 51l. to be paid Mr. Shales is for things which he leaves in the house. I hope you will be pleased to order everything that we may have possession." The Treasury Lords direct you to pay 151l. for the said uses to said Prendergast and Porter out of the money that shall be raised on the tallies lately put into your hands for 1,000l. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 108.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Phillip Bearcroft for allowance of 756l. for his extraordinary disbursements as Receiver of the two Aids of 1,651,702l. 18s. 0d. and of the two Quarterly Polls and the Review of one of the Polls and for the first 4s. Aid for County Worcester; for which he has declared his accounts. Reference Book VII, p. 154.
June 4.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated "at our Court at Breda" for 2,000l. to George Tollett for incidents, clerks, messengers, etc., for the Commissioners of Accounts (Robert Harley, Paul Foley, Henry Boyle, John Granvill, William Bromeley, Sir Thomas Duke, Bart., and Francis Gwynne) from 1696, April 24 (from which date they are to commence) to 1697, April 25. (Money warrant dated June 9 hereon.) (Money order dated June 30 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 56. Money Book XIII, p. 140. Order Book IV, p. 300.
Money order for 4,000l. 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 said Earl." Order Book IV, p. 302.
June 5.John Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue 13,733l. 6s. 8d. to Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of the first new money that shall be brought into the Exchequer for the proceed of the loan on the Act [7–8 Wm. III, c. 2] for prolonging the time for Purchase of Annuities. This sum is intended to be applied for the first payment on the new contracts for hemp. (Cancelled: vide infra, pp. 166–7, under date June 12). Disposition Book XIII, p. 139.
[Same] to Mr. Blathwayt enclosing for the King's signature two royal warrants, viz., (1) a lease for the Earl of Ranelagh, (2) 500l. per an. to Lord Raby. Out Letters (General) XV., p. 95.
R. Powys (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Glass Duty Commissioners to appoint Robert Crompton one of their surveyors of the Duty on Glasswares and Tobacco Pipes. Ibid., p. 108.
William Lowndes to Mr. Hill. My Lords have agreed with the Bank of England for remitting a million of guilders for the service of the Forces in Flanders. They desire you to adjust the exchange on the respective days you receive the same or any part thereof. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor-General of Crown Lands of the petition of Anthony Meeke shewing that Charles II. granted an Exchequer lease, 1664, May 30, to Richard Aldworth of all the piscaries and fisheries of the pool called Tadpoole and all the hillock or height in the said Tadpoole and all osiers upon the same and all those ditches of Regwood, Queen Lease Ditches, New Ditches and Hogstreame and all those streams or ditches between the manor of Heywood, County Berks, and the said stream called Hogstream lying in the manor of Bray: all for 31 years at 11s. rent. The said lease being now expired petitioner prays a new lease therefor for 31 years. Reference Book VII, p. 155.
June 5.John Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to Mr. Clarke to procure a warrant to be signed by the Lords Justices for taking off the respite on the pay of Lieutenant Thomas Meredith and Robert Davies executor of Lieutenant Carew Meese late Lieutenant to Captain Palmes in the Regiment of Horse late commanded by Lord Cavendish and now by the Duke of Schonberg: being 91l. 10s. 0d. for Meese and 90l. 15s. 0d. for Meredith from the muster taken in Dec., 1689.
Appending: said George Clarke's report dated May 13 last on the petition of said Meredith and Davies. The abovesaid muster was directed to govern from 1689, Sept. 1, to 1690, May 1, being 243 days. A certificate is produced from the chirugeon of the Regiment that Meese was sick at the time said muster was taken. He should be allowed from 1689, Sept. 1, to Dec. 31. Meredith's pay from the date of his commission, 1689–90, Jan. 1, to 1690, May 1, following is also reasonable to be allowed. "But I am also to inform your Lordships that this is part of a demand made by his Grace [the Duke of Schonberg] in behalf of his whole Regiment in a memorial lately referred to me; so that if this be granted the other must be lessened so much; or if the whole be allowed of according to his Grace's memorial this will be laid aside." Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 128–9.
June 6.Money warrant for 50l. to the churchwardens of St. James's, Westminster, for one year to May 19 last on the annuity for the support of the poor of said parish. (Money order dated June 8 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 139. Order Book IV, p. 293.
John Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners. I have read to my Lords your presentment of the 4th inst. touching seizures made by some officers of the Customs of several sums of the coin of this kingdom which were designed to be exported contrary to law. You are to give all manner of encouragement to the officers for making such seizures. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 109.
Treasury reference to Sir Thomas Trevor and Samuel Travers of the petition of Percivall Brunskill setting forth his sufferings "for discharge of oath and duty" and that his Majesty is well entitled to certain parcels of derelict lands: therefore praying a commission of enquiry and a lease of what shall be discovered. Reference Book VII, p. 154.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Charles Young shewing that he had been collector of Customs for 13 years at Arundel and Shoreham and was dismissed upon the complaint of one Snashall which upon trial proved groundless: therefore praying re-instatement. Ibid., p. 155.
June 8.Royal warrant under the king's sign manual dated "at our camp at Basse Wavre" to the Attorney- or Solicitor-General for a great seal for a fresh Commission of Excise with the omission of Sir Samuell Dashwood and the addition of Thomas Everard: the Commissioners to be Sir Stephen Evance, Sir John Foche, Francis Perry, William Strong, Edward Clark, John Danvers, Foot Onslow, Phillip Meadows and the said Everard: with powers to levy the arrears of Hearthmoney. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 62–3.
Same, dated same, to same for a great seal for a grant to Alex. Johnstown, Esq., (in consideration of his many faithful services) of an annuity or yearly charge of 300l. for 31 years out of the estate of Sir Roger Strickland as found by inquisition taken at York, 1690, Dec. 20, before Thomas Benlosse when it was found that said Strickland, then attainted of high treason, was at the time of the treason by him committed, viz., 1689, May 1, possessed of 13 messuages and farms in the manor, lordship or parish of Catterach alias Catterick, county Yorks, of the value of 350l. 11s. 4d.; and of the manor or lordship of Thornton Briggs and a capital messuage called Thornton Briggs Hall and a park and 2 messuages and farms and several parcels of land in said manor or in the parishes of Brafferton, Helperbey and Cundall of the yearly value of 200l., and of a messuage, a tenement and the several tithes of grain, sheaf hay, wool, lamb and other tithes within the vill and lordship of Difforth alias Difford [Dishforth], county Yorks, of the yearly value of 19l.; and that he was further seized (for the lives of John Crosland and Barbara his wife and Charles Crosland his son) of the tithes of hay, grain, wool, lamb and other tithes and dues in the vill of Helperby and parish of Brafferton, county Yorks, of the yearly value of 65l. Ibid., pp. 64–5.
Same, dated same, to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 100,000l. [sic erratum for 1,000,000l.] to Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Navy: as imprest for the service of the Navy and Victualling. (Money warrant dated June 26 hereon for 1,000,000l. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated June 25.) (Money order dated June 30 hereon.) Ibid, p. 65. Money Book XIII, p. 146. Order Book IV, p. 299.
Jo. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 200l. to Mr. Robbins (Robins) to complete the order in his name for 1,000l.: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Robins on credit of the 6,000l. per week, appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XIII, p. 140.
Same [to same] to issue 1,000l. as follows to Col. Pearce et al. as reward ut supra, p. 147: to be issued out of loans to be made by the said payees respectively on credit of the 6,000l. weekly as above. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners enclosing "envoice and papers" [missing] relating to a ship load of naval stores imported from New England by Sir Henry Ashurst and Sir Stephen Evance pursuant to the order in Council of 1694, March 29. You have represented that same have been received into the Navy yard at Deptford. Please examine the envoyce and make out bills of imprest in the method of your Office for payment of same to Ashurst and Evance. Ibid., p. 141.
June 8.Same to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes enclosing the petition [missing] of Vice-Admiral Mitchell praying his Majesty's share of a French vessel called the Constable laden with Baccalean and brought into Cadiz and condemned as prize. Please report the value of the king's share and what method is proper to be taken for granting same to the petitioner. Out Letters (General) XV. p. 109.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to establish John Kiam, Thomas Durham, Thomas Foster, Robert Barnett, Robert Jelly and Nicholas Beach as boatmen in Deal port at 30l. per an. each, on the recommendation of Mr. Breton, Collector of Dover port, and Mr. Whitwood, Collector of Deal port: there having been a salary of 25l. per an. each for 6 boatmen there who have been exchanged from time to time at the Collector's discretion but some of them having lately quitted the employment by reason of the hardship thereof and the meanness of their salary. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 263.
June 9.William Lowndes to the Master of the Jewel House. Send my Lords by to-morrow afternoon an account what quantities of silver and gilt plate remain in the Jewel House and how much of the king's plate remains in the hands of other persons who have received the same by indenture or otherwise from the Jewel House. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 109.
Treasury reference to Mr. Fox of the petition of Francis Salles praying payment of 250l. due to him and his mate as late chirurgeon to Col. Du. Cambon's Foot Regiment in Ireland. Reference Book VII, p. 154.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities detailed, of David Nairne as Agent to Col. James Maitland and Col. James Fergus Regiment[s] ut supra, p. 135. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 131.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Anne Dayes (Deyos), widow of Captain George Dayes, late Collector of Ross, concerning a debt of 280l. owing by Mr. Shea and Mr. Rafter for Excise for which he [said Collector] took their bonds by direction of the then Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, but which debt is since charged on her said husband. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 120.
June 10.Treasury dormant warrant to the Receipt for tallies of assignment from time to time on the First Fruits for the Earl of Oxford's pension of 2,000l. per an. Money Book XIII, p. 141.
William Lowndes to Auditor Bridges enclosing the petition [missing] of Philip Papillon, Cashier of the Victualling, relating to the passing of his accounts. My Lords direct you to confer with the late Victuallers and with petitioner and to report the best method you can for passing same and for discharging petitioner. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 110.
Treasury warrant to Sir Thomas Trevor, Attorney-General, to enter a noli prosequi to the information against Joseph Cagnomi, Francis Magnomi and Thomas Withred of London merchants, who in 1694 imported several parcels of wine from Leghorn in the Patriarch Jacob and Stella and entered them fairly and paid Aliens Duty for same; since which one Lancelott Whitehall has exhibited an information in the Exchequer subsequent to the departure of the said ship Patriarch Jacob for recovery of the value of the said wines and similarly Francis Roberts has exhibited a like information in the King's Bench subsequent to the departure of the Stella, thus giving great trouble to petitioners (who are fair dealers) to defend themselves: it appearing from the Customs Commissioners' report of Jan. 24 last that said Whitehall took upon himself to compound the informations against both the said ships for 200l.; and the Patriarch Jacob being one of the ships mentioned in a former report from them to the effect that though the seizure might be justified by the letter of the Navigation Act yet it seemed directly contrary to one main purpose thereof, viz., the encouraging and increasing of English shipping: and the ship Stella is under the same circumstances and conditions. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 263–4.
June 10.Treasury warrant to Sir Fleetwood Shepherd, Kt., Keeper of his Majesty's Little Park at Windsor, to suffer the inhabitants of the parish of New Windsor to enter the said park to dig gravel out of the bottom of the pit in said park and to carry same away for the repair of their highways this summer, taking especial care that no new ground be broken up till the King's pleasure be made known: all by reason that the said inhabitants have petitioned representing that they have a right by prescription for the digging of said gravel and did reserve the continuance of the said right upon their parting with part of their common to enlarge the said park for the accommodation of Charles II but are now obstructed therein by the underkeeper under pretence of a verbal order from the King: on which petition the Surveyor General has reported that the right appears to be prescriptive but it appears not to him that upon enlarging the park any grant of common was made by the inhabitants but that they have enjoyed the privilege by favour only. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 135–6.
June 11.Warrant by the Lords Justices to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby, Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay 91l. 10s. 0d. to Robert Davis, administrator of Carew Mese (Meese) and 90l. 15s. 0d. to Thomas Meredith, ut supra, p. 163. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 62.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of two Battalions of the Scots Guards praying that the following particulars returned from Flanders for the use of the Second Battalion of the Scots Guards and Col. Mackay's Regiment may be delivered [free] by the Custom House Officers.
Appending: said particulars (red Basse for facing surtouts; 600 patton lashes; swords, bayonets, buckles, etc.). Reference Book VII, p. 154.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of David Batigne as Agent to the Marquis of Miremont's Regiment Dragoons, ut supra, p. 135. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 487.
June 12.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 17,133l. 6s. 8d. to Edward Russell, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy, out of the new [minted] money remaining in the Exchequer of the proceed of loans on the present 4s. Aid: same to be applied for the first payment on the new contracts for hemp. (This letter cancels the letter of the 5th inst., supra, p. 162, for a similar sum.) Disposition Book XIII, pp. 141, 142.
June 12.Same to same to issue 10,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy, on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service thereof: to be issued out of the like money as above: and to be applied to the head of wages. Ibid., pp. 141, 142.
Same to same to issue 5,876l. 7s. 6d. to Henry, Seigneur D'Auverquere, Master of the Horse, for a year's liveries of the Stables due on Jan. 1 last: to be issued out of loans to be made [by said D'Auverquere] on credit of the 6,000l. per week appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid., p. 142.
Same to the Earl of Portland. I had leave to be in the country for a few days; in which time a letter was sent to me by Mr. Hening concerning the assignments for the Privy Purse [for the King abroad]. As soon as I came to town I moved the Treasury Lords and was referred to Mr. Knight [the Receiver General and Cashier of Customs] with whom I have spoken and do find by him that 2,000l. is already remitted for Antwerp and he has promised that within 2 or 3 posts at the farthest 2,000l. more shall be remitted there payable to Mr. Hening. I am sorry the assurances given your Lordship are no better complied with and if you direct Mr. Hening to write to me again I will do my utmost to serve you in this as in any other your affairs. I know your Lordship cannot but be sensible what a great distress the Lords of the Treasury as well as everybody else undergo at this time. Mr. Smith, I am told, is out of town but here are orders signed for 243l. 11s. 0d. expended by your Lordship and 1,400l. salary as Superintendent of the Gardens which latter is payable by tally on the Excise. The patent for the reversions is passed the great seal and will soon pass the Duchy seal. I doubt the offices in which it passes will be found for the most part to be very unreasonable in their fees and I am sorry it is not in my power to moderate them. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 110.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt forwarding for the king's signature warrants relating to Mr. Gervaise and the Duke of Schonberg. Ibid., p. 95.
Same to same to take the King's pleasure on the Surveyor-General's report on the petition of Mr. D'Allone for a concurrent 99 years' lease of the manor of Pickering against the passing of which Sir William Temple had entered a caveat for an exception to be made as to Blansby Park but they being now come to an agreement. Ibid., p. 111.
Same to the Customs Commissioners (in accordance with directions from the Lords Justices) to give order forthwith to the respective collectors or receivers of Customs not to be scrupulous in receiving such punched money as the Act of Parliament for remedying the ill State of the Coin describes and allows of. (The like letter to the Agents for Taxes; the Commissioners of Excise; Sir Robert Howard [as Auditor of the Receipt]; Mr. Knight [as Customs Cashier]; the Postmasters General). Ibid., p. 111.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt. Before the king's going for Flanders tallies were levied on several funds for 346,000l. and put into the Earl of Ranelagh's hands for contingencies of the war. Out of the said tallies there have been applied as follows, viz.:
l.s.d.
for the subsidy of the Duke of Savoy96,00000
for the exchange on said sum4,00000
to Mr. Lamb for support of the Hospitals in Flanders16,00000
to Sir William Gore for 40,000 Rix Dollars paid to the Duke of Brandenburg10,95376
and the Treasury Lords have been obliged by the necessity of affairs to deposit with the Bank of England for a million of Florins which they [the said Bank] have agreed to furnish for the subsistence of the Forces in Flanders100,00000
236,95376
so there remains 119,046l. 12s. 6d. of the said tallies whereof there is to be assigned to the value of 25,000 Crowns for the use of the Duke of Holstein Gottorp. My Lords desire you to return [the King's pleasure as to] a particular of the uses to which the remainder of the said tallies are designed to be applied, including the abovesaid 100,000l. deposited with the Bank of England. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 112.
June 12.William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayt. My Lords are desirous that Mr. Henry Killigrew might have 300l. assigned him out of the moneys that shall be paid into the Exchequer on account of seizures next [after] the money already charged thereupon shall be satisfied: the same to be towards his relief and paying his debts. Please move the King therein and if he condescend thereto please present for his signature the enclosed warrant [see infra p. 173] prepared in the name of James Grey, Esq., and return it to my Lords after signature. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to admit to entry (as if taken and imported in an English ship and so freed from all Duties) the whalebone and blubber taken by the Joseph privateer, John Pennington master, which ship Thomas Bowles fitted out at very great charge, with letters of mart to Newfoundland in March, 1694–5, against the French where she retook from the French the ship Ann (Ann of St. John D'Luz, John de Ohegray master) an English built ship partly laden with whalebone and blubber and carried same into St. Johns in Newfoundland which was condemned in the Court of Admiralty as lawful prize but on which the Customs officers in London port have demanded Foreign Duty which amounts to a prohibition: on which matter the Customs Commissioners have reported that whale fins and blubber caught in English bottoms which did proceed to Greenland and those seas from England, Wales or Berwick and were victualled for the said voyage in some of those places might be imported in such ships free of Duty; but if foreign fishing and freely [in English or free bottoms] imported every ton of blubber would be chargeable with 8l. 11s. 0d. nett Duty and every ton of whale fins with 17l. 2s. 0d. nett.
This case is like that of the Newfoundland fish taken by this petitioner's [Bowles's] ship the St. George, supra, Treasury Calendar, Vol. X, p. 1361. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 264–5.
June 12.Same to same [sic for the Attorney-General] to enter a noli prosequi to the information against 6 butts of currants which John Eccles et al. merchants of the city of Dublin consigned to Liverpool about January last, etc., ut supra, p. 139, and which were seized there as imported into Ireland contrary to the Act of Navigation, as to which importation said merchants were ignorant, not being concerned therein: on which case the Customs Commissioners have reported that by the Act of Navigation of 12 Car. II currants are restrained to be imported into England and Ireland in English ships or ships of place of growth but the currants in question were imported into Ireland from Portugal in a Portuguese ship as appears by the cocquet so that they became forfeit on importation into Ireland: but the petitioners being ignorant of this and having bought them in way of trade the Commissioners have no objection to a noli prosequi and to leave being given to export the goods back to Ireland on the officers being satisfied who made the seizure. Ibid., p. 265–6.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of Francis Negus praying payment of his disbursements in the repairs of his Majesty's stables and buildings in the Mews [at Charing Cross] and of several persons' bills concerning the same; as also of some money on account of the new gates to the said Mews which are necessary to be built. Reference Book VII, p. 155.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Tayler merchant praying to be repaid 119l. 17s. 7d. which he hath paid for the Customs of naval stores from New England. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities detailed of Mr. Jona Watson as Agent to the Regiments of Col. Edward Dutton Colt, Col. Emanuell How and Col. John Webb, ut supra, p. 135. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 131.
The like for Benjamin Colenbine's securities as Agent to the Regiment of Col. Ventris Colenbine. Ibid., p. 136.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Shea, praying that his outlawry may be reversed: together with a letter from the late Lord Deputy thereon and a report from the Surveyor-General, Ireland, thereon [all missing]: same having been sent to the Treasury Lords by the Duke of Shrewsbury by the King's command. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 120.
June 13.William Lowndes to Mr. Clarke to procure a warrant to be signed by the Lords Justices to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 16,000l. to Mr. Patrick Lamb upon account for the subsistence of the Hospitals in Flanders. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 113.
June 15.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated "at our Camp at Corbais" to the Attorney- or Solicitor-General for a great seal for a lease to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, of the several pieces of land as follows near the Royal Hospital at Chelsea and of the mansion house thereon built by the said Earl all for 99 years upon his surrender of 2 leases of the premises now in being and at the yearly rent of 5l. and without fine.
Appending: (a) particular of the premises: (1) a parcel of land in Chelsea near the said Hospital and adjoining south on meadows in the tenure of Thomas Franklyn and east on the road leading to the said meadows up to the kitchen garden and Burying Ground of the said Hospital and north and west on other land of the said Hospital and containing in all 7½ acres, 30 perches with a mansion house thereon: all as granted to him in lease, 1690, April 15, for 61 years under the rent of 15l. 7s. 6d. per an. (2) a parcel of marshy ground or meadow near the said Hospital and in the tenure of said Franklyn abutting north on the moat of said Hospital and south on marsh ground or meadow in the tenure of Sir John Cutler, Kt. and Bart., Sir Thomas Grosvenor, Bart., Sir William Poultney, Kt., and on the river of Thames; and east on the land of the said Grosvenor and west on the said moat with a way at the west end leading from the said Earl's house towards the little edifice called the Banqueting House of the said Hospital near the river of Thames and containing 12 acres, 1 rood, 38 perches; and another piece of ground adjoining south to the said marsh ground and abutting east and north on the land of the said Grosvenor and west on the way leading to the said meadows and containing 2 acres, 1 rood, 5 perches; and another small piece of land lying at the east end of the said Burying Ground and abutting north on the King's way leading from Westminster to Chelsea and east on the said way leading to the said meadows and south on other ground of the said Earl and containing 1 rood, 15 perches: the said last 3 plots containing in all 15 acres, 18 perches with a barn called the Dutch Barn thereon: all as leased to said Earl, 1693, June 13, for 58 years at 30l. 4s. 6d. per an.
(b) auditor's memorandum: advising covenants for the nonerection of any fresh buildings or the conversion of the same in any manner to incommode the said Hospital and not to obstruct the water course running from the Hospital.
(c) Ratal by the Surveyor-General of Crown Lands of said particular. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 67–8.
June 15.Money warrant for 110l. to John Hookes, George Coles, James Courthope and Hicks Burrough four under-clerks attending the House of Commons, in reward for their services and pains in writing, copying and engrossing several bills, writings and other papers for his Majesty's service. (Money order dated June 30 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 141. Order Book IV, p. 298.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer for a particular of all the manors, messuages, lands, rents and other things which belonged to John Caryll, Esq., in county Sussex and are forfeited to his Majesty: in order to such a grant or lease thereof as the King may direct. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 136.