Treasury Calendar
June 1696, 16-30

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'Treasury Calendar: June 1696, 16-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 11: 1696-1697 (1933), pp. 170-188. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82712 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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June 1696, 16-30

June 16.Money order for 500l. to Sir Jo[h]n Combes, Kt., for 4 terms, 1695, May 5 to 1696, May 25 (being the last day of Easter term) on his salary of 500l. per an. as Chief Justice of Chester. Order Book IV, p. 296.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,133l. 6s. 8d. to the Treasurer of the Navy on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Navy: to be issued out of new [minted] money in the Exchequer arising from loans on the present 4s. Aid. This sum is to be applied for the first payment on new contracts for hemp. Disposition Book XIII, p. 143.
June 16.Same to same to issue 2,000l. to Mr. Pendergast out of loans to be made by said Pendergast or by his procurement on credit of the 6,000l. per week appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Baker to pay 50l. to Mr. John Gellibrand for the use of Henry Crymes: paying same out of such money as you have raised or shall raise on the tallies for 1,000l. lately put into your hands. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. Sir Stephen Fox has shewn me your letter to him relating to the pretensions of Sir Samuel Barnardiston and commands me to say that to the best of his memory the King declared last summer that he intended to allow him so much of his fine as remained in the Exchequer on the 5th Nov., 1688, which by the certificate of the Auditor of the Receipt appears to be 1905l. 18s. 10½d. of which there has since been paid to him 500l. leaving a remain of 1,405l. 15s. 10½d. Sir Stephen desires you to receive the King's pleasure concerning the same.
I also enclose 3 (2) warrants, one for Thomas Philips to take up a wreck in the river Cork; the other for 2,500l. to Philip Bearcroft, for the King's signature. When signed please return them to my Lords with a signification of the King's commands for my Lords' countersigning thereof. Out Letters (General) XV, pp. 113–4.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. I have read to my Lords your report on the complaint against Mr. Clinton, Collector of Bideford port, for the clearing the ship Barstable Merchant contrary to the embargo. You are to enquire again into the case and report in writing to my Lords. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Henry Cartwright praying the arrears of pay due to him for his service in Sir John Jacob's Regiment to 1695, April 1, to enable him to procure himself necessaries for his going to Flanders in the post of an engineer. Ibid., p. 114.
Same to Mr. Papillion et al., Commissioners of the Victualling. My Lords direct you to pass your warrant on Mr. Philip Papillon, Cashier of the Victualling, for 100l. payable to Sir Richard Haddock, Sir John Parsons, Kts., and Nicholas Fenn. Esq., late Commissioners for Victualling the Navy, out of such money as remains in his hands "and was received by the Treasurer of the Navy towards satisfying the debts contracted by the said late Commissioners; it being towards enabling them to pay their Office rent and other incident charges attending the said office and making up their accounts for the time of their management as Commissioners of the Victualling." Ibid., p. 115.
Same to the above Haddock, Parsons and Fenn. You are to proceed upon the stating the accounts of the respective Agents and all others concerned during the time of your management as above, making them such reasonable allowances as you usually made in the time of your Commission and giving them proper bills for same on the Treasurer of the Navy. My Lords intend to allow you reasonable allowances to yourselves and clerks for the said services and for your present occasions they have directed 100l. as above Ibid.
June 16.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to present Mr. Edward Wardour to the Treasury Lords as a tidesman in fee in London port on the next vacancy. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 115.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of John Marshall shewing that he was constituted a King's waiter, London port, by patent from Charles II and that for 5 years past he has deputed James Wingfield as his deputy and has also agreed to give his daughter to the said Wingfield if my Lords will permit him to have the said place in lieu of a marriage portion. Reference Book VII, p. 155.
Same to same of the petition of Simon Clement on behalf of himself and other merchants shewing that they are interested in a ship lately arrived in the Downs from Leghorn but dare not bring her up, being navigated by foreigners, through an apprehension of some persons who pretend (contrary to the custom and usage of this war) "that an English built ship hath not the privilege of a ship built in that [Italian] country": therefore praying a Treasury order that said ship may be admitted to entry in London port. Ibid., p. 156.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Offley, Lord of the manor of Barling in Sussex, shewing that a ship laden with French wine being cast away upon the [river banks of] said manor the petitioner's steward by the help of some other people saved 11 hogsheads thereof and lodged it in a cellar belonging to the manor; that other people took up 6 hogheads more, who by the advice of Tho. Fowler and Lewis Gillet, two of the Custom House officers, would not lodge it with the other [11 hogsheads] but carried it to other places where it has since been embezzled; that afterwards the said officers broke open the petitioner's cellar and pretended that the wine was forfeited to his Majesty but petitioner is advised that there is no Duty on the said wine neither ought it to be forfeited, several wrecks of like nature having before passed without dispute: therefore praying to be allowed the said wine, or if sold, his Majesty's part therein. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. The Customs Commissioners have represented to my Lords in a report on the petition of John Eccles et al. concerning currants, ut supra, p. 169, that from that irregular importation [into Ireland] and some others of the same nature they fear too great a latitude in point of navigation [Act frauds] is allowed in Ireland. For prevention thereof, as a matter which may prove of ill consequence to the English navigation my Lords direct you to be very careful in causing the Navigation Laws to be duly observed and that you do not for the future suffer any such irregular importations to be made there. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 121.
June 17.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such current [new coined] money as remains in the Receipt out of seizures of uncustomed and prohibited goods, viz. first, 700l. to Mr. Davis and then 678l. 17s. 10d. to Mr. Renew. Disposition Book XIII, p. 143.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay (out of tallies reserved in your hands for the contingencies of the war) 36,409l. 9s. 6d. to Mr. Machado, being the value of 364,094 gilders 15 stivers for bread and forage for the troops of Brandenburg and Leigh [Liège]. In the margin, [to be] paid out of tallies on the Annuity Act. Ibid., p. 144.
June 17.Same to the Agents for Taxes. My Lords have information that Mr. Rich, Receiver-General for Essex, receives clipped money collected for the said taxes since the 4th of May [last]. You are to write to him to come to town to answer this information. Out Letters (Ireland) XV, p. 161.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial of the Spanish Ambassador's secretary touching a sum of 595l. consigned by him May 1 last to Mr. Jones and praying an order "that he sign the bill as received that day and that it be placed to account to be made use of when he shall have occasion." Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Francis Taylor, Receiver-General for County Worcester for the Six Months' tax and the 12d. Aid, shewing that his servants in bringing up 14,851l. of [his moneys of] the said taxes lost on the road 134l. thereof: therefore praying an allowance of the said loss and a further allowance for his trouble and charge in bringing up the remainder thereof. Reference Book VII, p. 157.
The Treasury Lords to Lord Justice[s] [Ireland]. We have received from the Lords Justices [England] the enclosed petition of William Palmer with the papers annexed [all missing] for a grant of an estate in Ireland now in the possession of Mr. Silvester Devenish in consideration of the money he has lent upon it and the discovery he is able to make of the King's title thereto. Please cause the allegations therein to be re-heard and then report to us thereon. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 121.
June 18.Royal sign manual dated "at our Camp at Corbais" for 300l. to James Grey as royal bounty: without account, see supra, p. 168. (Money warrant dated June 30 hereon.) (Money order dated July 1 hereon. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 69. Order Book IV, p. 301.
Royal warrant dated same to the Attorney- or Solicitor-General for a great seal for a grant to Maynard, Duke of Schonberge and Leicester and his heirs male of the yearly sum of 4,000l. (as by the privy seal of 1693–4 Feb. 15, supra, Treasury Calendar, Vol. X, pp. 472–3, 886): to commence from the date to which the same shall have been satisfied before the date of the present grant and confirmation; to be payable out of the revenues of the Post Office; until the King shall pay or satisfy the sum of 100,000l. and as interest or forbearance thereof; which principal sum the King hereby declares he will pay as soon as the condition of his affairs will admit: the present confirmation of the said privy seal is done at the prayer of the said Duke in regard the King's affairs will not yet admit of the payment of so considerable a [capital] sum. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 87–8.
Same dated same to [the Lord Deputy, Ireland] to put on the Civil List of the Establishment of Ireland the yearly pension or sum of 50l. for David Gervase (Gervaise) and Susannah his wife and the longer liver of them: to be payable during pleasure from Lady day last. Ibid., p. 92.
June 18.Treasury warrant to William Hawkins, Receiver-General of Crown Revenue, County Northampton, to pay 600l. to William, Earl of Rochfort, "or such other sum or sums as do or shall appear to be in your hands arisen out of" the forfeited estate of the late Marquess of Powis in County Northampton: in accordance with the patent, supra, pp. 92, 156, granting to the said Earl all arrears of rent and mesne profits of the said premises due and not answered to the King. Money Book XIII, p. 143.
Treasury order to the Receipt for renewal of a lost [money] order No. 1719, on the two thirds of the Additional Excise drawn in the name of Charles Bertie, Esq. Order Book IV, p. 297.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Wilcocks as a landwaiter, London port, loco Richard Brown who relinquishes that employment. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 266a.
June 19.Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay 100l. to Theophilact Blechinden for 2 years to Lady day last on the allowance of 50l. per an. as additional salary; he being Clerk of the Securities and Assistant Secretary at the Excise Office with the salary of 100l. per an., but the business is considerably increased especially by the Duties on salt which commenced at Lady day, 1694, which has obliged him to keep a clerk so that the business of the Office might be the better carried on, who is constantly paid by the said Blechinden out of his own salary. The said additional salary is hereby to be inserted for the future in the quarterly salary list of the Excise Office. Money Book XIII, p. 142.
Same to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay 671l. 18s. 0d. to Thomas Walker in reward for discovering and seizing 1,210 guineas and 9 broad pieces which were intended to be exported contrary to law; said sum being a moiety of the value of said seizure: the Customs Commissioners having by their presentment of the 9th inst. proposed that such moiety of such seizures be granted as an encouragement to the officers seizing. Ibid., p. 144.
Money warrant for 216l. 12s. 10½d. to John, Lord Cutts, Governor of the Isle of Wight and Receiver of his Majesty's Revenues in said island: as in satisfaction of so much in surplusage on the foot of his last declared account of receipts and payments in the said island for one year ended at Michaelmas, 1695, being money disbursed for taxes and other payments. (Money order dated June 30 hereon.) Ibid., p. 145. Order Book IV, p. 304.
Treasury order to the Postmasters General to pay 141l. 5s. 0d. to John Parker, his Majesty's Consul at the Groyne, in satisfaction of a bill drawn by him on Secretary the Duke of Shrewsbury, for so much disbursed by the said Parker in the hire of the ship St. Egnano, which was freighted for his Majesty's special service by order of John Methuen, Esq., Envoy in Portugal, to carry to Falmouth a packet for the said Duke. Money Book XIII, p. 145.
William Lowndes to the Attorney-General enclosing the petition [missing] of Edward, Visc. Cornbury praying a grant of several derelict and other lands in Counties Kent and Sussex as therein. Please inform the Treasury Lords whether the King has a probable title to the said lands. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 116.
June 19.Same to Mr. Blathwaite. By the King's command the Treasury Lords sent to the Lord Deputy, of Ireland, the petition of Col. Henry Lutterell praying a grant of his brother Col. Symon Lutterell's estate. Since the death of the Lord Deputy my Lords have received a report from the Attorney-General, Ireland, by direction of the late Lords Justices there and several other papers relating thereto; by which it appears that the King "condescended to the promise made to the said Col. Henry Lutterell" by General Ginkle now Earl of Athlone on the surrender of Limerick that he should hold the said estate under the like tenures as his predecessors held the same; that he has at present only a 3 years' custodiam thereof from 1694, March 25; that by an affidavit of a letter dated at the Camp before Namur, 28 June, 1695, and a copy of a proviso intended to be inserted in an Act of Parliament ("both attested by Mr. Secretary Aldworth") it further appears that there was such direction given by the King for securing the said estate to petitioner as he sets forth. Please lay this before the King for his pleasure whether a grant shall pass to petitioner and his heirs of the said estate as prayed. Ibid., p. 117.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. My Lords have read your report of the 10th inst. concerning the ship load of naval stores imported from New England by Sir Henry Ashurst and Sir Ste. Evance. You are to make forth a bill for such of the said goods as are actually delivered into the stores abating only 25 per cent. on the first cost of the goods in New England for the [exchange] difference of the money paid there; my Lords being satisfied that the money for insurance, interest, freight, tunnage [duty] and Customs ought to have no reduction made thereupon. You are to assign the said bill for payment upon such money as my Lords shall appoint for the same. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Samuell Travers [Surveyor-General of Crown Lands] of the petition of Moses Pitt shewing that in 1684 being owner of a large brick house in Duke Street near St. James's Park he let it to the Lord Chancellor Jefferies and that same adjoined a slip of waste ground belonging to the Crown upon which he built two large wings on the Lord Chancellor's promise that he had obtained a grant of the said waste ground for 99 years at a pepper corn rent: which said building stood him in 4,000l.: and that after the Revolution Sir Henry Fane obtained a grant of the said waste ground and by virtue thereof has possessed himself of the premises without any satisfaction [to petitioner] for same: therefore praying satisfaction of his said 4,000l. the said petition being referred June 29 last from the King to the Treasury Lords. Reference Book VII, p. 157.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Charles, Earl of Macclesfield, of premises as below for 31 years from Lady day next or other sooner determination of the lease made 1666, Sept. 26, "to the late Earl of Macclesfield the Lord Gerrard": at the several rents of 50s. per an. for the parcels in the first particular as below and of 20s. a year for those in the second particular: the arrears of 71l. 5s. 0d. on the first said rent to be first paid.
The lessee is to defend his title by the present intended lease against the town of Macclesfield to whom the premises were granted 1687, June 2, for 31 years for the benefit of the poor of said town.
Prefixing: (1) Particular of ancient encroachments on the Crown waste in the borough of Macclesfield, ut supra, Treasury Calendar, Vol. VIII, pp. 1336–7.
(2) Particular of new encroachments on the like, ut ibid., pp. 1335–6.
(3) Auditor's memorandum dated 1696, May 23. The above grant of 1666, Sept. 26, to Lord Gerrard of Brandon, late Earl of Macclesfield, was not enrolled before the Auditor until "the 11th inst." nor have the court rolls been delivered or any rent paid for the premises save for 1½ years ended 1688, Michaelmas, during which time the premises were in the hands of trustees for the town of Macclesfield: so there is an arrear of 71l. 5s. 0d. on the 50s. rent, "but the 20s. per an. rent has been constantly answered by the aforesaid trustees for the town of Macclesfield."
(4) Surveyor General's ratal of the premises. If, upon a trial, the lease to the town prove good the present intended lessees should be discharged of the rents during the remainder of the town's term which will expire at Lady day, 1718. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 137–44.
June 19.Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Tomasin Child against any grant of the estate of Robert Child executed the last Assizes at York for clipping: notice to be given to Mr. Holland in Katherine street. Caveat Book, p. 43.
June 20.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,500l. to the Duke of Ormonde on the order in his name: out of loans to be made by said Duke on credit of the 6,000l. per week appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XIII, p. 144.
Same to same to issue to me [Lowndes] on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service the 1,341l. 15s. 6d. that is or will be paid into the Exchequer for a seizure of English coin attempted to be exported. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 6,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans in current money to be made by said Earl on credit of the Exchequer in General; "which sum is intended to be paid over to Sir William Gore in part of 40,000 dollars remitted to Hamburg for the Duke of Brandenburg." Ibid.
Same to the Navy Victuallers enclosing a state of Admiral Russell's account as drawn by Auditor Bridges. You are to examine the articles thereof in case my Lords "shall think fit to allow for the species of provisions furnished by the Admiral such rates as are usually computed for the same species, when the allowance for the whole is made, after the rate of 7d. a man a day." You are to advise my Lords what deductions you think ought to be made out of the said rates in respect of cask, leakage, freight or any other reasonable causes. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 118.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities detailed of Thomas Freckleton as agent to Brigader Henry Lumley's Regiment: ut supra, p. 135. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 487.
June 22.Royal warrant dated "at our Camp at Corbais" to the Attorneyor Solicitor-General for a great seal for a grant to John, Lord Cutts, baron of Gowran in Ireland of the Hundred of Dumpford, County Sussex, and other premises as follows which belonged to John Caryll outlawed for high treason done on Monday after Feb. 2, 1694–5, and are seized into the King's hands, and of all arrears and mesne profits thereof: to the use of the said Lord Cutts, his heirs etc. for ever: together with the goods, debts and chattels of the said Caryll as below: all at a rental of 13s. 4d. to the Crown.
Appending: (1) particular of the said estate as made by virtue of an inquisition taken at Chichester, May 13, last before Joseph Dudley et al.:
per an.
l.s.d.
hundred of Dumpford, clearly yearly value50
manor of West Harting100
advowson of Harting church200
capital messuage called Harting Plan or Harting House in the parish of Harting and in the tenure of Richard Caryll100
capital messuage called Lady Holt and Lady Holt Park of 150 acres1500
Harris Wood of 120 acres in Harting parish in the tenure of said Richard Caryll1600
messuage called Westbrookes with Down Park barn and Sandyside barn and 204 acres in same parish in the tenure of Thomas Andrews16600
messuage and 49 acres called Luffe alias Pollards in said parish and in the tenure of Robert Mills2400
messuage and 50 acres ibid in the tenure of same1800
messuage and 97 acres called Whittington ibid in the tenure of William Pescod3000
20 acres called Hill House land ibid in the tenure of Thomas Cobb700
messuage and 70 acres ibid in the tenure of Thomas Almitt3700
cottage ibid in the tenure of Thomas Hitchcock200
50 acres once reputed part of Downe Park and 45 acres ibid formerly in the tenure of Marti[n] Pitt and then of Giles Alwin and late of Robert Pay3500
messuage called Russells and 60 acres ibid in the tenure of Edward Blackmere2700
messuage and 90 acres in the tenure of Edward Blackmore4300
3 acres called Pondshead Piece ibid in tenure of same200
messuage and 10 acres with 2 [? 200] acres of wood ibid in the tenure of Anthony Hearsey6100
messuage and 90 acres called Ryefield Farm and Hill House ibid in the tenure of Nicholas Pescod3900
24 acres called Canons Lands ibid in the tenure of Robert Peckham12100
3 acres called Pollards Meads ibid in the tenure of Mary Creswell widow2180
messuage and 200 acres called Eames Alderwood and Heath alias Blackeelies ibid in the tenure of Peter Godwin49100
25 acres ibid in the tenure of Edward Wild2300
messuage and 5 acres ibid in the tenure of Mathew Sayer568
messuage and 60 acres ibid in the tenure of Thomas Heather3000
messuage and 43 acres in the tenure of Henry Avery1600
messuage and 300 acres ibid called Harting Farm in the tenure of Timothy Luffe17500
messuage and 385 acres ibid in the tenure of William Randol12900
4 acres once part of Downs Park ibid in the tenure of Henry Pen1200
6 acres called Upperton Meads ibid in the tenure of Anthony Bulbecke400
40 acres in the parish of Sidlesham in the tenure of George Parker3500
farm of the Castle and town of Winchelsea of the clear annual value of 10s. and the annual rent of 14l. 13s. 4d.15134
[sic for 1534
the advowson of the church of St. Thomas Apostle in Winchelsea100
messuage and 300 acres in Winchelsea and Ickelsham and Rye in the tenure of Thomas Cruttendon15600
26 acres in Icklesham in the tenure of Edward Martin2400
65 acres ibid in the tenure of John Puckle4500
10 acres ibid in the tenure of Moses Williamhurst1000
80 acres in the tenure of Thomas Odiham in Winchelsea and Icklesham6000
the manor of Iham or Higham100
messuage and 220 acres called Drayton Farm in the tenure of John Linter in the parish of Oving16000
20 acres in the said parish in the tenure of John Wait and John Cobby800
Harting Ponds containing 62 acres in Harting parish and in the tenure of Peter Mea1000
the manor of Merston, County Sussex200
messuage and 98 acres called Merston Farm in Merston parish in the tenure of John Bryant8000
100 acres called Merston Park in the tenure of Joseph Purden3100
messuage and 60 acres in Merston in the tenure of William Tapper3200
messuage and 102 acres in Merston in the tenure of Sarah Joyner4500
the rectory impropriate of Sompting, County Essex, and a messuage and 45 acres and rectorial tithes and 80 acres in Broadwater in the tenure of Hugh Penfold12000
the farm of the advowson of the church of Sompting200
messuage and 220 acres in Sompting and Broadwater in the tenure of Edward Green5000
messuage, water mill and 8 acres in West Harting3130
reversion of a messuage and 20 acres called Mills alias Books in Harting in the tenure of Thomas Almitt, junior, in reversion of the said Thomas and Jane his wife0110
messuage and 72 acres in Harting in the tenure of the said Thomas Almitt3500
messuage and 32 acres in Harting in the tenure of William Pay1500
reversion of a messuage and 27 acres called Hornards, in Harting, in the tenure of Nicholas Sherrier after his wife Maria and Nicholas his son0100
reversion of a messuage and 23 acres called Books, in Harting, in reversion of Francis Miller and William his son030
reversion of a cottage and one acre called Bryshens, in West Harting, in reversion of Dorothy wife of Edward Blackmer and Francis and Edward his sons by lease from Sir John Caryll and John his son010
reversion of a messuage and 46 acres called Bakers Hill, in Harting, in reversion of Nicholas Sherrier018
reversion of 21 acres called Ryefield Pond, in Harting, in reversion of Anthony Todd and William and Anthony his sons008
reversion of a messuage and 30 acres called Cookes, in Harting, in reversion of Henry Avery, Alice his wife and Susanna his daughter084
a copyhold messuage and several pieces of land commonly reputed 7 virgates and called Mill House, the Crabbs, Fowlers, Tom Rooks and Moorlanes containing 140 acres in Harting, formerly lands of Francis Shallet, deceased, in West Harting2000
messuage and 4 acres in Merston in the tenure of William Reshman050
20 acres of land covered with water in Harting200
reversion of a messuage called the Fulling Mill and 2 acres in Harting in reversion of Anthony Hearsey, Elizabeth his wife and Susanna his daughter010
portion of the tithes of the church of Harting10000
6 acres of land covered with water called Harting Comb Pond in Harting and Rogate0100
one acre of wood called the Coppice in the Browne Piece, and two acres of wood called the Coppice next the new pond, and one acre of wood called the Coppice next the Hemner, and 2 acres of wood called the Coppice next St. Richards Hill, in Harting0180
messuage and 29 acres in Harting in the tenure of of William Gamon1400
annual rent of 5s. in the parish of Merston and a messuage and 80 acres in the parish of Rogate in the tenure of Nicholas Steer12100
messuage and 26 acres in Rogate in the tenure of John Cobb7100
a cottage and garden ibid in the tenure of Francis Eldridge1100
20 acres ibid in the tenure of Thomas Jaques6100
cottage and 10 acres ibid in the tenure of Lewis Brokle600
30 acres called Pinckes Land in Harting in the tenure of Peter Mee1400
cottage and ½ acre in Harting in the tenure of— Boys0100
24 acres ibid in the tenure of Henry Hall900
messuage and 30 acres ibid in the tenure of Robert Randall12134
one acre ibid in the tenure of Henry Rolfe0120
annual rent of 17l. issuing from a messuage and 90 acres called Bennetts ibid and the reversion of the said messuage after Arthur Shallet, Joseph Shallet, senior, and Joseph Shallet, junior1700
2 acres of wood called the Coppice near Durthy Marsh and 4 acres of wood near Galby Grove in Rogate0010
a cottage in Harting in the tenure of Thomas Marriner100
a cottage and ½ acre ibid100
80 acres called the Warren ibid400
a messuage and 15 acres ibid in the tenure of Henry Avery800
12 acres in Rogate in the tenure of John Strudgwick500
3 rods of land ibid in the tenure of William Worlidge0100
messuage and 8½ acres in Merston in the tenure of Edward May750
messuage and 3 acres ibid in the tenure of William Rishman300
a cottage ibid in the tenure of John Oake004
2,157410
(2) Auditor's memorandum on said particular.
(3) Schedule or inventory of the goods, debts and chattels of the said John Caryll. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 69–79.
June 23.Money warrant for 120l. to Daniell Ivye, sheriff of Exeter, in satisfaction of so much paid by him to several persons for apprehending 3 clippers of the coin, viz. 40l. to Richard Moore et al. for apprehending Nicholas Billing and 80l. to Francis Yerbury et al. for apprehending Richard Brockett and Jno Browne: as certified by Sir Littleton Powys, one of the Barons of the Exchequer. (Money order dated June 30 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 144. Order Book IV, p. 300.
June 23.Money order for 6,000l. 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.
Treasury reference to Samuel Travers, Surveyor-General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Gilbert Eare praying a lease of two small tenements now in the King's hands in the manor of Treverbyn Courtney and parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. Reference Book VII, p. 157.
June 24.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 3,214l. 7s. 3½d. to the Treasurer of the Navy on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Navy: to be issued out of loans on the present Land Tax: to be applied to the head of Wear and Tear as follows, viz.:
l.s.d.
to be paid over to Sir Henry Ashurst and Sir Stephen Evance for naval stores imported by them from New England pursuant to an Order of Council2,92230
to ditto more in reward for their service and trouble about the said affair, being after the rate of 10 per cent.2924
3,2147
Disposition Book XIII, p. 145.
Same to the Navy Commissioners enclosing a bill signed by them for 3,061l. 15s. 0d. for the above Ashurst and Evance for the abovesaid New England goods imported by them pursuant to an order of Council of 1694, March 29, and which were delivered into the stores at Deptford, 1696, May 25, "abating thereout 139l. 12s. 0d. being 25 per cent. on 697l. 17s. 7d. the first cost of the said goods in New England 'in consideration of the exchange from that place': [thus leaving the above sum of 2,922l. 3s. 0d.]. You are to assign said bill for payment out of money put into the Treasurer of the Navy's hands of loans on the present 4s. Aid.
You are also to make forth another bill in the method of your Office for 292l. 4s. 3½d. for reward as above payable out of the like loans. Ibid., p. 146.
Same to same to issue to the said Treasurer 10,000l. on account of wages of seamen: to be issued out of the new money of the loans on the present Land Tax. Ibid., p. 145.
Same to Mr. Clark to procure a warrant to be signed by the Lords Justices, England, to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 100l. to Capt. Henry Cartwright in part of the arrears of pay due to him for his service in Sir John Jacob's Regiment. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 118.
Same to Admiral Russell. Please send my Lords your answer to the enclosed letter received this day by them from the Victualling Commissioners on the auditor's report relating to your account of disbursements in the Straits. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. I have read to my Lords your report on the memorial of Simon Clement et al. merchants touching the ship Regina. Your are to show all reasonable favour and encouragement in this case to the merchants by using them with tenderness rather than prosecuting the law with rigour as to what relates to the King's part. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 118.
June 24.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Edward Wardour as a tidesman, London port, in the inferior list of 35l. per an. loco Thomas Hawkins, deceased: Peter Warner (one of the officers employed in the late Duty on Coals and Culm) as waiter and searcher at Whitby loco Thomas Lawson who is preferred to be collector there. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 266a.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of George Howell praying an allowance for his extraordinary expenses as ReceiverGeneral for the first and second 4s. Aid and for the Review of the first Quarterly Poll and for the second Quarterly Poll for Counties Carmarthen, Glamorgan, Pembroke and Haverford West, and for the third 4s. Aid for the same Counties and County Cardigan. Reference Book VII, p. 157.
Same to the Surveyor-General of Crown Lands of the petition of Joseph Sparrow for a grant of the stewardship of the Hundred Courts of Uttleworth [Uttlesford] and Freshwell, County Essex, which office was granted by Charles II for life to Haynes Barley now deceased. Ibid., p. 158.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Ralph Williamson Receiver-General for the 4s. Aid in Counties Yorks, Durham and Northumberland shewing that he has cleared his accounts of the sum of 1,100,488l. 13s. 10½d. [sic probably for 110,488l. 13s. 10½d.] and has been at great losses by returns of money, by fall in guineas etc. and other things relating to his receipt: therefore praying payment of 1,104l. 17s. 6d. being after the rate of 1 per cent. Ibid.
Same to Thomas Neale [Master Worker of the Mint] to appoint Charles Hanslap to make up the sweeps of the Mint to the King's best advantage, at 50l. per an. salary from Lady day: it being directed that the sweep at the Mint be made up to the King's most advantage and the said Hanslapp being bred a goldsmith and being understanding in that affair and well recommended. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 144.
June 25.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 50,312l. to the Cofferer of the Household on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Household; to complete the payment thereto to 1695, Michaelmas: to be issued out of loans to be made by Lancelot Burton, Esq., on credit of the 6,000l. a week appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XIII, p. 147.
June 26.Money warrant for 30,000l. to Edward Nicholas, Esq., as imprest and as in full of 50,000l. as by the privy seal of 1695, Nov. 28, supra, Treasury Calendar, Vol. X, p. 1239, for salaries etc. of the servants, tradesmen etc., of the late Queen. (Money order dated June 29 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 146. Order Book IV, p. 297.
June 26.Treasury warrant to Mr. Reginald Marriott (who was employed in managing the forfeited estate of the late Viscount Preston) and to the executors of Mr. Richard Rivington (who was employed by the said Mariott in receiving the rents thereof) to pay out of the proceeds of the said estate 400l. to Sir Joseph Seymour in part of an arrear of 3,300l. due for 16½ years to 1695, Sept. 29, on the annuity or yearly stipend of 200l. granted to the said Seymour by Charles II, 1674–5, Feb. 27, as one of the seven [Exchequer Court] auditors of the [Crown] revenue. Money Book XIII, p. 147.
Same to the Receipt to take in loans up to 500,000l. and 1,500,000l. credit on bills payable at demand [Exchequer Bills] on credit of the Salt Act as by the privy seal of April 30 last, supra, p. 114. Ibid., p. 148.
Money warrant for 315l. to William Wolsey, Conservator and Supervisor of the Forest of Dean; 150l. thereof for 1½ years to Lady day last on his allowance of 100l. per an. as Conservator; 120l. for the six Keepers of the Walks in said forest for said time on the allowance of 50l. per an. to be equally divided among them; and the remaining 45l. for the said Keepers for said time on their 30l. per an. to be distributed among them according to the quantity of enclosures within their respective walks. (Money order dated June 30 hereon.) Ibid., p. 149. Order Book IV, p. 301.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to William, Earl of Portland, for one year to Xmas last on his annuity as Groom of the Stole and First Gentleman of the Bedchamber to the King. (Money order dated July 2 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt dated July 3 to pay same out of loans to be made by said payee on credit of the 6,000l. weekly appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise.) Money Book XIII, p. 151. Order Book IV, p. 303. Disposition Book XIII, p. 151.
Same for 1,000l. each to the following for same time on same as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber: viz. the Earls of Essex, Scarborough, Oxford, Selkirk, Monmouth, Lord Lexinton, Duke of Ormonde, Earl of Romney, Earl of Drumlanrig. (Money order dated July 2 and June 30 hereon.) (Letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 151. Order Book IV, p. 292, 299, 303. Disposition Book XIII, p. 151.
Same for 500l. each to the following for same time on same as Grooms of the Bedchamber: viz. Admiral Van Borselen, John Sayers, George Cholmondley, Hatton Compton, Thomas Windsor, James Stanley and Emanuell Scroop How; and 125l. to Joost Keppell, Esq., for the quarter ended 1695, Lady day, as a same. (Letter of direction ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 151. Order Book IV, p. 303. Disposition Book XIII, p. 151.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh. My Lords desire you to procure to be discompted so many of the tallies remaining in your hands for the contingencies of the war as will be sufficient to discharge the bills drawn on you by Mr. Hill and now due for 1,166l. Disposition Book XIII, p. 146.
June 26.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,000l. to Gasper Frederick Hening on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Gardens: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Hening on credit of the 6,000l. a week appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: and to be paid over to Mr. Stacey his Majesty's bricklayer in part of 2,346l. 14s. 3d. due to him on account of the Gardens. Disposition Book XIII, p. 147.
Same to same to issue 12,000l. to the Earl of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the said Wardrobe: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on credit as above. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 13,564l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of his Office: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Treasurer on credit as above. Ibid., p. 148.
Same to same to issue 20,000l. to the Paymaster of the Works on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of his Office: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Paymaster on credit of the 600l. per week appropriated out of the revenue of the Post Office. Ibid.
Same to [the Earl of Ranelagh] to pay 100l. to Captain Cartwright for his arrears of pay in Sir John Jacob's Regiment: to be paid out of tallies in your hands on the Continued Impositions which [tallies] were reserved for the contingencies of the war. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,000l. to the Paymaster of the Works on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Works: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Paymaster on credit of the 6,000l. a week appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: and to be paid over to the executors of Mr. Butcher in part of 3,437l. 2s. 5d. owing to him for timber served into the Works. Ibid., p. 153.
Same to the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer. As business will not permit you to attend at the Treasury on Tuesday next my Lords desire you will let them speak with you on Tuesday fortnight about the privy seal relating to the estates of clippers and counterfeiters of the coin. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 119.
Same to Secretary Trumbull. There are two bills lately drawn on me by Mr. Robinson, his Majesty's Minister at Stockholm, one for 160l. and one for 600l. The Treasury Lords, considering the great scarcity of money at this time, desire you to write to Mr. Robinson to forbear drawing any more bills till further order "their Lordships being unable to pay the bills drawn by Mr. Hill for subsisting the army in Flanders." Ibid.
Same to Mr. Rotiers. My Lords direct you to permit Mr. Harris to have the use of the great press in your custody as often as the Warden of the Mint shall direct. Ibid.
Same to Lord Lucas. For the better and more speedy despatch of the business of re-coining the clipped money my Lords desire you as much as in you lies to see to and take care that all possible diligence be used by the labourers and workmen concerned therein and that from time to time you will represent to my Lords such matters relating to that service as you think fit to inform them of. Ibid.
June 26.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ James Glover as waiter and searcher at Broadstairs in Sandwich port loco Francis —, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 266b.
Same dormant to same to pay the salary of 32l. per an. to William Christian and Benjamin Crofts, Esq., as Customers of Carlisle port. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to deliver up and cancel the bonds of the saltmakers at Droitwich as follow to the value of 754l. 3s. 7½d.: it appearing from the said Commissioners' report of March 27 last on the said saltmakers' petition that under an Act of 6 Wm. and Mary [5 Wm. and Mary C. 7] the officers might seize all salt which after March 25 [1694] should be carried by land or water without a warrant "and it not being possible for the officers who found salt conveying or carrying by land or water to judge what salt was made before and what salt was made after the said 25 of March, 1694, some doubt did arise whether all salt delivered from the salt works from and after that time should not have a certificate from the officer for the carrying thereof and consequently pay the Duty, the end of the certificate being to testify that the Duty had been paid"; and there were in the hands of the proprietors of the salt works at Droitwich great quantities of salt amounting to 16,436 bushels made before the said date but not removed or delivered to customers and the officers insisted that the Duty thereon should be paid before delivery: from which claim the said proprietors petitioned to be relieved: whereupon the Excise Commissioners submitted to the King's Counsel the point whether same was so chargeable under the Act and Mr. Wilcocks then one of the Excise Commissioners (being on his survey of the said saltworks at Droitwich) took bonds to the above amount from them for the Duty thereon with a defeasance endorsed thereon that the question of liability should be decided by the Barons of the Exchequer [within 6 months.] "Wherefore, inasmuch as the Duty for salt was to be raised and paid to his Majesty from and after the 25 March, 1694, and the charge on salt made at the saltworks was for salt made after the said 25 March, 1694, and the entry directed to be made by the proprietors with the officers was of salt so made, which must be intended [construed as] to be made after the said 25 March, 1694, and the liberty given to the officers to seize salt carrying or conveying by land or water was of such salt, which [words] ought to have the like intendment, and it not being possible for the obligers to procure any legal judgment or determination from the Barons of the Exchequer within 6 months time limited for payment of the money by the respective conditions of the said bonds" therefore the Excise Commissioners are of opinion that the said bonds ought not to be enforced.
Appending: schedule of said Droitwich saltmakers' bonds: total duty, 754l. 3s. 7½d. The saltmakers' names being, Edward Wheeler; Gilbert Penrice; George Harris; Eliz. Smallbrook; Beatk. Roberts; Richard Norbury; Robert Penrice; Eliz. Rookey: Edward Rastoll; Eliz. Amphlett; Sarah Jones; Jno. French; Edward Lench; Jno. Nash; John Parr; John Bourn; Hen. Hodges; Hump. Penrice; Ann. Davies. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 149–51.
June 27.William Lowndes to the Attorney-General. After hearing the matter ut supra, p. 144, between Lord Raby, Sir Robert Clayton and Lord Fairfax relating to the grant of the Post Fines my Lords have represented to the King a state of the matter as it then appeared and received back the King's pleasure signified by Mr. Blathwaite that the said grant to Lord Raby shall pass. Please therefore sign the bill for same. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 121.
June 29.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 5,074l. to Henry, seigneur D'Auverquere, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Master of the Horse, for the extraordinaries of the Stables: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Master or by his appointment on credit of the 6,000l. a week appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XIII, p. 148.
June 30.Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay 112l. 10s. 0d. to Samuel Johnson, correspondent in the Excise [Office] for 2¼ years to June 24 last on the additional salaries of 40l. for himself and 10l. for his clerk in consideration that his business is increased by adding the managing of the Duties on salt by Act of Parliament at Lady day, 1694: and will continue so increased during the continuance of the said Duties: together with dormant clause for payment of said salaries in future in the quarterly bills of the Excise Office. Money Book XIII, p. 149.
Money warrant for 600l. to Peregrine Bertie for one year to 1695, Sept. 29, on his allowance of 600l. per an. as Treasurer of the Ordnance over and above the ancient profits belonging to his said place. (Money order dated July 2 hereon.) Ibid., p. 150. Order Book IV, p. 311.
Same for 4,500l. to William Smith, Esq., Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, as imprest for the wages and board wages of the said Band for 3 quarters to 1695, Sept 29: to be satisfied out of loans to be made by said Smith on credit of the 600l. a week appropriated out of the revenue of the Post Office. (Money order dated July 2 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 150. Order Book IV, p. 298.
Same for 75l. to William Wekett and 5l. to John Hurst for 1696, June 24 quarter, on their allowances ut supra, p. 76. Money Book XIII, pp. 111, 150.
William Lowndes to Mr. Hening to pay the 1,000l. directed to you supra, p. 184, to Mr. Stacey, his Majesty's Bricklayer, in part of 2,346l. 14s. 3d. due to him on account of the Gardens; as certified by Mr. Talman. Disposition Book XIII, p.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,000l. to Mr. Evelyn, Treasurer of Greenwich Hospital, on the money order in that behalf: to be issued out of loans to be made by Mr. Bartholomew Burton on credit of the 600l. weekly appropriated out of the Post Office revenue. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 35,000l. to Edward Nicholas on the money order supra, p. 182: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Nicholas on credit of the 6,000l. weekly appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid., p. 150.
June 30.Same to same to issue 22,000l. to the Earl of Portland on such orders as my Lords shall sign for the service of the Privy Purse: to be issued out of loans to be made on credit ut supra. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. On May 27 last supra, p. 157, Mr. Clarke was desired to procure a warrant of the Lords Justices to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 100,000l. to the President de la Tour for the Duke of Savoy. The Lords Justices are of opinion it is more proper that such warrant be signed by the King. Please therefore procure the King's signature thereto. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 120.
Same to same. I have yours concerning the 96,608 guilders expended in Zeeland by order of the Heer Van Odyke upon occasion of the transportation of the Forces from thence to England at the time of the late intended invasion of the French "and containing his Majesty's order that in case there be no ready money to satisfy same, tallies should be delivered for that sum." The Treasury Lords believe you are as sensible as themselves that there is no ready money nor are there any tallies but those which remain of the tallies formerly struck for the uses of your memorial, to wit, for the contingencies of the war (whereof you had some account in my letter of June 12 inst. supra, pp. 167–8). If it be the King's pleasure that any of them shall be assigned for this debt my Lords desire that you will signify it by the first opportunity. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for an account of the several payments that have been made into the Exchequer on the fourth 4s. Aid by the Receivers-General thereof. Ibid., p. 121.
Same to the Agents for Taxes enclosing a letter [missing] of Col. Rolle touching Mr. Darbie, Receiver-General of land Taxes for County Dorset. Please enquire into the matter and report. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Bridges. The King has directed Mr. Meesters to hasten over into Flanders. He is detained here only to pass his accounts which are now before you. Please expedite the making up of same. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint enclosing a copy of the order of the Lords Justices for the Trial of the Pix on July 16 next. Please be present thereat. Ibid., p. 122.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. I have read to my Lords your report on the petition of the land surveyors of London port setting forth the increase of their business by the addition of several branches [Duties] to the revenue and praying an allowance of salary suitable to their trust. My Lords order that at the end of every quarter or half year you represent the extraordinary service of said land surveyors and what you think they may deserve for increase of business and thereupon my Lords will give directions for their satisfaction. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 272.
Treasury reference to Mr. Travers [Receiver-General of Crown Lands], of the petition of John Lauze praying a reversionary lease for 31 years of a messuage called the Tryars with a parcel of ground thereto in Richmond, County Surrey, at a rent of 10l. per an. Reference Book VII, p. 158.
June 30.Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities of Alexander Stevenson as agent to the Regiments of Col. Cuningham and Lord Strathnaver "for the Dragoons and for the foot" ut supra, p. 135. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 145.
The Commissioners of Accounts (Ro. Harley, P. Foley, H. Boyle and Francis Gwyn) to the Honble. William Blathwayt as Auditor of the Plantations, requiring him to deliver to them an accompt upon oath of all revenues, Duties and payments answered or answerable to the King (viz. the Four and a Half per cent. duty in Barbados and divers other Duties and revenues and payments to the Crown there and in Jamaica, Virginia and other Plantations in America) in the said places of Barbados, Jamaica and Virginia or any other island, Plantation and parts of America under his Majesty's government and obedience "on the day of the determination of the accompts by you last delivered unto the Commissioners for Stating the Public Accompts or at any time since to the 24th day of this instant June; expressing therein what has been paid and to and by whom; and what are the Duties and revenues answerable to his Majesty there; and what has been paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer or otherwise ordered thereof and the persons to whom and the warrants and orders by virtue of which same hath been issued and the uses and services for which paid and who are the Receivers and collectors of them, the said revenues: and likewise what incident charges there are incumbent on the said revenues for salaries or other payments. These accounts are to be delivered by July 23 next and further the quarterly accounts of the said revenue are to be similarly delivered to us within six days of the respective usual quarter days. See infra, pp. 223–4. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 444.