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July 1696, 1-10

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'Treasury Calendar: July 1696, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 11: 1696-1697 (1933), pp. 188-202. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82713 Date accessed: 22 November 2014.


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July 1696, 1-10

July 1.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Phelps for a place in the Customs he having been for a long time employed in London port and thereby became knowing in the business of a King's waiter or a land-waiter. Reference Book VII, p. 159.
Treasury letters patent appointing James Wingfield a King's waiter London port loco John Marshall, gent, who has surrendered same by deed dated June 20 last. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 267.
Treasury warrant dormant to Mr. Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay said Wingfield, gent, the salary of 52l. per an. as a King's waiter accordingly. Money Book XIII, p. 152.
Same to the Receipt for tallies to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Thomas Wheat of Glympton, County Oxford, bar. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy out of loans on the fourth 4s. Aid. Disposition Book XIII, p. 149.
Same to the Navy Commissioners enclosing the Customs Commissioners' presentment [missing] touching money paid by several Customs Collectors in 1693–4–5 to the Vice-Admirals, for raising seamen, pursuant to several Orders in Council. Please make forth bills to the Navy Treasurer to pay same to the Receiver-General of Customs on account of the said respective collectors. See infra, p. 194. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 122.
July 1.Same to the Customs Commissioners. I have read to my Lords your memorial of Sept. 25 last touching allowances to be made to collectors, meters and other officers employed in the late Duty on coals and culme. Send my Lords an account of this charge so that "they may see how much it amounts to and give order for paying or allowing the same." Ibid.
July 2.Warrant by the Lords Justices, England, to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to command the Treasury Lords to direct the Exchequer to take in loans up to 1,200,000l. on the Duties on houses as by the Act [7–8 Wm. III, C. 18] for said Duties and in accordance with the provisions of said Act viz., at 7 per cent. on the first 600,000l. and 8 per cent. for the remainder; registering the orders for repayment in course etc. as therein. (Treasury warrant to the Receipt dated July 14 hereon accordingly. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated July 9.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 83. Money Book XIII, p. 158.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,000l. to the Master of the Robes for the service of his Office: out of loans to be made by said Master or his assigns on credit of the 6,000l. per week appropriated out of Hereditary and Temporary Excise.
In the margin: "vide another letter on the 25th August infra, p. 243, but there was but one 2,000l. issued in the quarter to Michaelmas, 1696." Disposition Book XIII, p. 150.
Same to same to issue as follows out of loans to be made by Mr. Bartholomew Fillingham on credit of the 6,000l. per week appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, viz.:
l.s.d.
to the Judges of England and Wales and the Masters in Chancery for Easter and Trinity terms, 16966,90000
to the Attorney-and Solicitor-General for half a year75134
to the Duke of Shrewsbury for secret service10,00000
to Mrs. [Messieurs] Heurard and Gervaise each 50l. (out of loans on low wines)10000
to Dame Kath. Dalyson5000
to Edward Howard, Esq.5000
to Mr. Balfour (out of loans on low wines)5000
to Mr. Bertie, Vice Chamberlain60000
to the poor of St. James's Parish5000
to the clerks of the House of Commons11000
to the under clerks of the [Privy] Council20000
to Mr. May for taxes paid for Windsor Great Park32980
to Lord Hunsdon40000
to Lord Eure40000
to Lord Morley and Monteagle40000
to Lord Willoughby of Parham (150l. out of loans on Low Wines; 250l. out of loans on the Excise)40000
to Mr. Henry Vernon160170
to the Earl of Oxford, rest of 2,000l.1,80000
to Lord Cutts for surplus of his account2161210½
to Paul Boyer for Mr. Brassaly's children7500
to the sheriff of Herts398
to the sheriff of Exeter12000
to the sheriff of Surrey44000
to Lord Lucas (memorandum: this letter to be cancelled and another directed out of low wines)30000
to Lady St. George25000
to Miss Mary Kirke12500
to Lady Mary Kirke10000
to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster for the French Minister in the Savoy (directed out of loans on Low Wines)6000
23,80119
[For the royal warrant for several of these sums and the subsequent money warrants see infra under date July 9. The issue of a letter of direction for a payment before a money warrant had authorised such payment was contrary to the strict rules of the Exchequer.] Disposition Book XIII, p. 151.
July 2.William Lowndes to the Attorney-General to peruse the agreement between Sir Jno. Fenwick and Sir William Blackett and to give my Lords your opinion thereon. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 122.
Same to the executors of Robert Squibb. You have not yet prosecuted the passing of said Squibb's account of benevolence moneys received and paid by him for redemption of English captives [in Barbary]. Unless you immediately prosecute the passing of same, process will issue against you. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to Lord Lucas. We lately desired you, for the more speedy despatch of the present [re]coinage to take care that the persons concerned therein should use all possible diligence in that service. Being sensible of the good care you have already taken and of its good effects we return you our thanks and desire you will proceed in inspecting, overseeing and promoting that work as a matter of the greatest importance to the King's service and that you will from time to time represent whatever you think necessary for the furthering the same. Ibid., p. 123.
Treasury reference to Charles Fox of the petition of Martha Dillon shewing that she was robbed in Ireland by Capt. St. Pais Dragoons and was, by the Lords Justices and General Ginkle, ordered 150l. for satisfaction, which sum was accordingly charged, by the Committee for Stating the Accounts of the Army, as a debt to the Regiment and is part of the allowed charge, whereof 60l. 9s. 4d. was paid in part: therefore praying payment of the remaining 89l. 10s. 8d. Reference Book VII, p. 159.
July 3.Warrant by the Lords Justices, England, to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Treasury Lords to direct the Exchequer to take in loans in clipped money as follows. Several quantities of clipped or diminished moneys or pieces which were lately current and were formerly made with the hammer are no longer payable from person to person or authorised to be received by way of loan or otherwise at the Exchequer but do now remain as bullion in the hands of several of the subjects who had no opportunity to pay the same to the King's use or to make loans thereof within the times limited by the late Acts of Parliament in that behalf. Considering their great loss and the prejudice which this kingdom in general doth undergo whilst the silver of the said coins or pieces, formerly current money, remains almost if not altogether useless to commerce and other public affairs and to enable said subjects to dispose of same at as little loss as may be to themselves and to have the silver thereof recoined, the King is contented to take in the silver of the said coin at a certain rate as follows. The Exchequer is therefore to receive by way of loan on credit of the Exchequer in general at any time before July 25 inst. all clipped or diminished pieces of silver although the same be of baser alloy than the standard (taking care to refuse all such as is only copper or base metal washed or plated over). The full tale and weight of such pieces are to be entered in a book for that purpose to be kept in the Receipt of the Exchequer and the weight thereof computed after the rate of 5s. 8d. per ounce troy. And thereupon a tally is to be immediately levied for the value of every parcel. And upon every such loan, orders of repayment are to be made out containing an allowance of interest after the rate of 6 per cent. payable quarterly until satisfaction of the principal, which orders are to be registered in course. The lenders are not to be put to any charge or expense either in making such loans or receiving such repayments. (Treasury warrant to the Receipt hereon accordingly dated July 4. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated July 4). King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 80–1. Money Book XIII, pp. 154–5.
July 3.Money warrant dormant for payment to Richard Wallop, Fifth Baron of the Exchequer, of his fees and allowances of 16l. 13s. 4d. and 13l. 16s. 8d. per an. payable at the end of every term; and two several fees of 100 marks or 66l. 13s. 4d. per an. payable half yearly. Money Book XIII, p. 152.
Same to Edward Nicholas, junior, Receiver-General in the Alienation Office, to pay the fee or salary of 20l. for every term to George Morley, Esq., Master of Chancery in the Alienation Office. Ibid., p. 153.
Money warrant for 2,300l. to Sir Francis Child, his Majesty's Jeweller, for jewels as follows, viz. 300l. for a jewel or diamond ring given by the King to Marquis Doria, Envoy from the State of Genoa; 400l. for a diamond ring given by his Majesty to Commander Dalborne (Dalbone), Envoy from the Duke of Tuscany; 1,600l. for two jewels of diamonds with his Majesty's picture in each jewel at 800l. each, given by his Majesty to the two Ambassadors from the Republic of Venice: all as by certificate of Jan. 27 and June 6 last from the Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain. (Money order dated July 7 hereon). Ibid., p. 153. Order Book IV, p. 299.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill of the Excise Office for last June 24 quarter: total, 5,716l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XIII, p. 155.
Treasury warrant to Thomas Neale, Master Worker of the Mint, to pay 133l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Jett in full for the value of a mill and other necessaries thereto which he has delivered into the Mint as by said Master's certificate of May 18 last. Money Book XIII, p. 155.
July 3.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 60l. to Charles Whitaker, Esq., Foreign Apposer: out of the small branches of the revenue. Disposition Book XIII, p. 153.
Same to the Paymaster of the Works. The 2,000l. directed to you supra, p. 184, out of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise was intended to be paid over to Mr. Butcher's executors in part of the debt owing to him in the Office of the Works. In regard the issue cannot be made because the last order in your name for the service of the Works will not bear the same [and therefore a fresh order will have to be prepared] my Lords direct you forthwith to pay said sum to said executors out of the tallies for your Office lately struck on the Post Office. When you receive the said 2,000l. out of loans on the said Excise you are to apply same to the service of your Office in lieu thereof. Ibid.
Same to Sir William Blacket. My Lords have discoursed with the Attorney-General about your paying Sir John Fenwick what you owe him on his annuity to June 1 last. The Attorney-General is of opinion you may safely so pay it. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 123.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to lay before the King the following 5 warrants for signature, viz. (1) for Kath. Dalyson; (2) for Col. Godfrey; (3) for the Paymaster of the Works; (4) for the Privy Purse; (5) for the Gardens. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Francis Riggs praying a like imprest for a large quantity of Norway goods which he is under contract to import for the service of the Navy by Sept. 30 next, as the East Country Merchants have already had for the like service; so that he may be enabled to go through with the same. Ibid., p. 124.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to write to the Commissioners for the fourth 4s. Aid for the several counties of England and Wales acquainting them with the sums of clipped money paid into the Exchequer by their respective Receivers-General of said Aid and desiring them to inform themselves how much each parish paid towards the said sum before May 4 last and how much rema[ined] unpaid thereon [at that date]; and to give my Lords an account thereof with all speed. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Attorney-General and the SurveyorGeneral of Crown Lands of the petition of Henry Manaton praying a liberty to compound for certain woods growing in Hellesbury Park, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, now fit to be cut. Reference Book VII, p. 159.
Same to said Surveyor-General of the petition of Walter Robyns for a grant for two lives of a tenement in the manor of Boyton, parcel of said Duchy. Ibid.
July 3.Same to same of the petition of George Tushingham (Tuchingham) for a grant for 31 years of lead mines in Grinton, County Yorks, now concealed from the Crown. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Antho. Faure, merchant, praying restoration of 14 pieces of allamode seized as forfeited "for ignorantly drawing back more than he ought to do of the entry"; upon his satisfying the officer['s part] for the same. Ibid.
Same to Samuel Travers [Surveyor-General of Crown Lands] of the petition of Raby Smithsby, daughter of William Smithsby, deceased, praying a grant of the small manors of Barton, Barrow, Goxhill and Hogsthorpe, County Lincoln for 99 years at a small rent of 13s. 4d. in consideration of 12,000l. for 12 years' arrears due to her said father on an annuity of 1,000l. granted by Charles II in 1661 out of the Customs. Ibid.
Treasury letters patent authorising George Morley, one of the Masters of the High Court of Chancery, to attend in the Office of Alienations for taking oaths and signing Writs of Covenant and Writs of Entre: all during pleasure of the Treasury Lords and as amply as Nathaniel Crew, Richard Courthop, John Pottengers, the said George Morley, Thomas Dawson or any other his predecessors therein: all by reason that said Dawson, a Master of Chancery, deputed to said office by Treasury instrument dated 1693, Aug. 14, is removed into Ireland. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 145–6.
July 4.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer on Monday next to Madame Governal's house in St. James's Square to seal her goods in order to their export. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 124.
July 5.Royal warrant dated "at our Camp at Corbais" to the Attorneyor Solicitor-General for a great seal containing an indenture to empower Thomas Philips to take up the King's ship of war Bredah which was unfortunately blown up in 1690 and her wreck now lies in the river of Cork, Ireland; with a grant to him of whatever he shall at his own cost recover thereof: with a reservation of a tenth part thereof to the Crown: he to bring to London port whatever he shall so take up or recover. King's Warrant Book, pp. 85–6.
Royal sign manual, dated same, for 2,500l. to Philip Bearcroft, gent, late Receiver-General of taxes for County Worcester, in consideration of good services rendered and of the loss he sustained by highwaymen who robbed him of a considerable sum which he was bringing up to the Exchequer. (Money warrant dated July 15 hereon.) (Money order dated July 16 hereon.) Ibid., p. 90. Order Book IV, p. 305.
July 6.Money order for 145l. 8s. 4d. to William Wardour, Esq., Clerk of the Pells: 100l. thereof for one year to June 24 last for his pains in attending the Treasury Lords for the dispatch of his Majesty's affairs and 45l. 8s. 4d. for same time for attendance in the dispatch of his office and in lieu of the yearly fees of 16l. 3s. 4d. and 8l. 15s. 0d. anciently allowed him by tally of assignment out of the Customs. Order Book IV, p. 302.
July 6.William Lowndes to Mr. Clark to procure a warrant to be signed by the Lords Justices, England, to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 40l. to Elenor Wren, widow, as royal bounty: out of army contingencies. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 124.
Same to the Navy Commissioners enclosing the Customs Commissioners' presentment [missing] touching moneys paid by Customs collectors in 1693–4–5 to the Vice-Admirals for raising seamen. You are to pay said sums to the Customs Cashier and thereupon to charge same by way of imprest on the respective persons that received the money from the said collectors, see supra, p. 189. Ibid., p. 125.
Treasury warrant to Peter Hume, Esq., Yeoman of his Majesty's Removing Wardrobe, to sell to the best advantage the goods which by Treasury warrant of 1694, April 5, supra Treasury Calendar, Vol. X, p. 572, were directed to be delivered to you by John Ford, gent, by indenture, being by him seized as goods which belonged to the late Queen Mary: the Treasury Lords having received the opinion of the Attorney-General that no other person than his Majesty hath any right to the said goods. The proceeds are to be paid into the Exchequer. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 146.
July 7.Warrant by the Lords Justices, England, to the Treasury Lords to order payment of 459l. to Paul Foley, Speaker of the House of Commons; for 91 days, 1696, March 31 to June 30, on the usual allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker. (Money warrant dated July 10 hereon.) (Money order dated July 10 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 86. Money Book XIII, p. 158. Order Book IV, p. 304.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies of pro or assignment to be stricken on the revenue of the Post Office for all and every sums lately borrowed or charged on the said revenue or which shall hereafter be so borrowed and charged pursuant to the Act of last Session [7–8 Wm. III, C. 30] which authorised the borrowing of 45,000l. thereon for the expense of his Majesty's Household and Family and other his Majesty's necessary occasions and for the relief of poor French Protestants. Money Book XIII, p. 156.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy on the unsatisfied order in his name: to be issued out of loans on the present Land Tax [fourth 4s Aid]: and to be applied to the head of [seamen's] wages. Disposition Book XIII, p. 154.
[July 7? 17.]Same to the same to issue 1,000l. to the Paymaster of the Works out of loans to be made by him on credit of the 6,000l. per week appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: to be paid over to Mr. Alexander Fort, his Majesty's joiner, in part of a greater sum due to him in the Office of the Works. Ibid., p. 157.
July 7.Treasury warrant [to the Excise Commissioners] to allow to Joseph Shepherd, merchant (out of the next foreign salt which he shall enter at the Custom House), the Duty on 16½ weigh of salt which was melted by the breaking loose and sinking of his lighter ("lyter") near the Custom House, Dec. 20 last, after he had entered it and paid the Duty with the intention of exporting same as merchandise to Virginia. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 147.
July 7.Same to Phill Ryley, Surveyor-General of Woods, Trent South, to fell underwood and decayed trees in the Forest of Dean sufficient to raise 315l. clear and to pay same into the Exchequer to be applied to the satisfaction of the wages and salaries of the Conservator and Keepers in the said forest. Ibid., p. 152.
July 8.Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to draw money orders from time to time for paying back the new money proceeding from the clipped moneys of the particular branches of the Hereditary Excise and that part [of the Temporary Excise] granted for his Majesty's life and of the General Letter Office which (under the Act [7–8 Wm. III, C. 19] for encouraging the bringing of plate into the Mint to be coined) are applicable to the payment of tallies of pro or assignment or other tallies in course to the Excise Commissioners or the Receiver of the General Letter Office from time to time as the same is or shall be brought into the Exchequer from the Mint, "to the end the same may be applied to satisfy the said tallies in course and the interest thereof according to the direction of the said Act of Parliament." Money Book XIII, p. 157.
Same to same to satisfy 12,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh in repayment of so much lent by him on credit of the Exchequer in General (viz. 2,000l. on May 30 last; 4,000l. on June 4 and 6,000l. on June 23): same to be hereby satisfied out of loans to be made by said Earl on credit of the Act for Continuing the Duties on Salt etc. Ibid.
William Lowndes to same to issue 2,300l. to Sir Francis Child ut supra, p. 191, out of loans to be made by him in credit of the 6,000l. per week appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XIII, p. 154.
Same to same to issue 300l. to James Gray out of Seizures of Uncustomed and Prohibited goods, next after the sums already directed [or charged] on the said branch of the revenue, see supra, pp. 168, 173. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 5,660l. 7s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued "out of money to be advanced on credit of the Exchequer Bills": and to be applied as follows, viz.:
l.s.d.
for Mr. Eyles on Mr. Hill's bills for [army] subsistence in Flanders3,20000
for 3 weeks' subsistence to Col. Gibson's Regiment at Portsmouth61519
for the like to the soldiers in garrison at Hull61549
for the like for Col. Mordaunt's Regiment at Jersey61519
for the like to Col. Erle's Regiment at Plymouth61519
5,66070
Ibid.
July 8.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. For the better and more speedy giving a currency to the Exchequer Bills the Treasury Lords direct you to issue orders to the respective customers, collectors or receivers of Customs to receive on account of the Customs from any persons such Bills under the Exchequer Seal (to be issued pursuant to the late Act 7–8 Wm. III, C. 31) as they shall offer for the Duties on same or any part thereof. (The like letter to the Excise Commissioners for their collectors etc. And you are to direct your ReceiverGeneral or Cashier to receive the same [Bills] from the said respective collectors etc. as so much ready money.) (The like letter to the Agents for Taxes for their Receivers-General of Taxes.) (Same to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to so receive such Bills from the Customs collectors etc. as ready money.) Out Letters (General) XV, pp. 126, 127.
Same to the Attorney-General. My Lords have directed both Mr. Aaron Smith and Mr. Nicholas Baker to prosecute the recovery of the personal estate of Monsieur La Piere alias Stone and Monsieur Le Britonnier who have left same by will to alien enemies. You are to discourse with the bearer hereof Mr. la Plaigne and receive such information as he can give and thereupon advise my Lords what is proper to be done to recover the said estates to the Crown. Ibid., p. 127.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor-General of Crown Lands of the petition of Charles Dethick, gent, shewing that he has been an ancient tenant to the Crown for Dorney House in Weybridge, County Surrey, at 1l. 6s. 8d. rent: that in King C[harles II's time] the reversion thereof was granted to William Jewers for 14 years at the said rent, during which term the house ran to decay: the said term being now ended petitioner being tenant of the premises desires an allowance of timber for the reparation thereof. Reference Book VII, p. 160.
July 9,
old style.
Royal warrant dated "at our Camp at Gemblours" to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 40,000l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works: as imprest for the service of the Works. (Money warrant dated July 21 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated July 16.) (Money order dated July 21 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 87. Money Book XIII, p. 165. Order Book IV, p. 305.
July 9,
old style.
Same dated same to the Treasury Lords for the following payments, without account, viz.:
l.s.d.
to Dame Kath. Dalyson as royal bounty5000
to Edward Howard, Esq., as same5000
to Charles Balfour as same5000
to — Heurard (Hurard) as same to carry him to Ireland5000
to — Gervaise as same to carry him to Ireland5000
to Baptist May for so much paid by him for taxes for Windsor Great Park for the years 1693–4–532980
to Paul Boyer for the use of — Brassaly's children as royal bounty towards their support and maintenance7500
to Robert, Lord Lucas, in satisfaction of so much by him expended for his Majesty's service30000
to Mary Kirke for a year's rent for the house which she lives in: to be due Aug. 17 next10000
1,17980
(Money warrant dated July 14 hereon.) (Money order dated July 16 hereon.) (For the letter of direction for these sums see supra p. 189.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 89. Money Book XIII, p. 158. Order Book IV, p. 306.
July 9,
old style.
Same dated same to same for 1,500l. to Col. Charles Godfrey: without account: in part of an arrear of rent charge of 1,000l. per an. issuing and payable to him in right of his wife out of the manor and demesne lands of Newcastle in Ireland. (Money warrant dated July 14 hereon.) (Money order dated July 22 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 90. Money Book XIII, p. 159. Order Book IV, p. 310.
July 9,
old style.
Same dated same to same to pay 20,000l. to William, Earl of Portland, Keeper of the Privy Purse: without account: for the use and service of the Privy Purse. (Money warrant dated July 15 hereon.) (Money order dated July 28 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 91. Money Book XII, p. 167. Order Book IV, p. 307.
July 9,
old style.
Same dated same to same to pay 20,372l. 13s. 1½d. to Casper Frederick Hening: as imprest: to pay arrears of wages and other sums already due and incurred for the expense of the Gardens according to such directions as he shall from time to time receive from William, Earl of Portland, Superintendent of the Gardens. (Money warrant dated July 15 hereon.) (Money order dated July 30 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 92. Money Book XIII, p. 167. Order Book IV, p. 312.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayte to lay before the King, for his pleasure thereon, the petition of Col. Forward for a grant of the forfeited estates of Sir Jno Nugent, Col. Richard Nugent and Christopher Nugent, Esq., in Ireland, in consideration of said Forward's services at Londonderry: same having been referred to the late Lord Deputy, Ireland, and by him to the Attorney-General, Ireland, who reports that petitioner is a person of great merit, having done particular services and sustained great losses at Londonderry and been a sufferer by his early appearance for his Majesty's interest; on which the Lord Deputy recommended a grant to him of a three years' custodiam of the said estates "at the full rents and after remit all or any part thereof but the quit rents and that in the meantime the full yearly value of the lands with the incumbrances thereon and his Majesty' title may be ascertained in a proper method." Out Letters (General) XV, p. 125.
Same to the Lord Chief Justice. I have read to my Lords the letter from you and the rest of the Judges desiring an order for your allowances for the last two terms in ready money. My Lords have no provision at all for any expense of the civil government but the funds for 515,000l. given by the late Act [for the Duties on Low Wines etc. as by 7 & 8 Wm. III, C. 30] nor any money but what those [credits] may produce. Being sensible of the hardship and difficulties your lordship and the rest of the Judges might lie under by reason thereof they directed your allowance for the said two terms in tallies the earliest in course on the said funds; which is all they were able to do. But if your lordships get the money advanced on the said tallies care shall be taken on your representing the charge thereon that the discount shall be reimbursed to you. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 128.
[? July 9.]William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwaite to submit for the King's signature the enclosed warrant (prepared in accordance with the King's pleasure as by yours of June 18 last) for confirming to Mrs. MacDonnel her separate maintenance of 300l. a year, etc., which she prays may commence from the attainder of her husband Randol MacDonnel, in regard she is to receive it out of what she shall discover and for [the reason] that she is more in arrear than from that time. But my Lords not thinking it proper for them to determine at what time it shall commence have left the date blank for his Majesty to fill in. Ibid.
July 9.Treasury reference to the [Principal] Commissioners for Prizes of the petition of Lambert Blackwell, Consul and Agent for Prizes at Leghorn, shewing that his Majesty's ship Plymouth carried lately into Leghorn a French ship called the Nostra Dame Della Garde and his Majesty's ship Dragon carried in another called the Nostre Dame d'Mesericordia which were condemned as prize: and therefore praying that 600l. which he is in disburse for [hire of] an advice boat for the fleet's service may be paid him out of the King's share of the said prizes. Reference Book VII, p. 160.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of William Hamilton as Agent to the Regiments of Sir David Coliear, Col. George Sander and Col. George Hamilton ut supra, p. 135. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 487.
The like for the securities, detailed, of William Hamilton as Agent to the Regiments of the Earl of Orkney, Sir Thomas Levingston and Col. Ross ut ibid. Ibid.
July 10.Money warrant for 1,000l. to Nicholas Baker, Esq., upon account for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated July 11 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 158. Order Book IV, p. 303.
Money order for 32,046l. 2s. 5d. to the Excise Commissioners: out of new money proceeding [realised] from clipt moneys of the particular branches of the Hereditary Excise and [Temporary Excise viz.] that part granted to his Majesty for life which are applicable to the payment of tallies of pro or assignment or other tallies in course: all in accordance with the Act [7 & 8 Wm. III, C. 19] for encouraging the bringing of plate into the Mint. Order Book IV, p. 302.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of money to be advanced on credit of the Exchequer Bills: to be paid to Sir William Gore in further part of the value of 40,000 R[eichs] D[ollars] paid by him to the Duke of Brandenburg. Disposition Book XIII, p. 155.
Same to same to issue 250l. to Mr. Baker on his money order for Crown Law costs: to be issued out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer. Ibid.
July 10.Same to same to issue 3,519l. 18s. 10d. to Charles Fox and Thomas Lord Coningsby on unsatisfied orders in their names as Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland: to be issued out of money to be advanced to [sic? by] them on credit of the Exchequer Bills: to be applied as follows, viz.:
l.s.d.
for clearing the arrears due to the Royal Regiment of Dragoons to 1st April, 16921,41511
the like clearings to Col. Tiffin's Regiment of Foot2,104179
3,5191810
Ibid.
Same to same to satisfy the 300l. to Mr. James Grey, ut supra, p. 195, [out of seizures] before the sum payable to Mr. Renew [out of same] notwithstanding the former direction for paying said Grey after the sums [already standing] charged on the fund [of seizures]. Ibid., p. 156.
Same to the Earl of Romney [Master of Ordnance] enclosing a copy [missing] of Mr. Meesters' account relating to the machine ships. Please cause an account to be drawn out distinguishing how much of this expense ought to be borne by the Office of Ordnance and how much by the Navy. (The like letter to the Navy Commissioners.) Out Letters (General) XV, p. 128.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to represent to the King that the Treasury Lords being informed that Dr. Patience Ward, one of the Commissioners of Customs, died this morning, think it their duty to take notice that there was a supernumerary Commissioner by the last Commission and that the said death reduces the number to 7 as it was formerly and that though they cannot but have heard that his Majesty is under some engagement as to the next person to succeed in that Commission yet at the same time they conceive themselves obliged to put his Majesty in mind of Mr. Culliford as a person that is very zealous for his Majesty's service and well qualified for the employment. Ibid., p. 129.
Same to same enclosing for the King's signature two warrants, viz. for Willfreind Phillips and for the French Refugees. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Clarke as a watchman London port loco Charles Allbone, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 268.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of John Greene shewing that he has been bred in business and has waited a considerable time for a vacancy in the Customs; that Mr. Allen, a landwaiter and uncapable of that employment, is willing to resign upon having half his salary allowed him; therefore petitioner prays his place, see infra pp. 207–8. Reference Book VII, p. 160.
Same to same of the petition of Frederick Gronen, James David of London merchants et al. shewing that they are owners of the cargo of Spanish wine etc. in the ship St. John Baptist now riding in the Downs and come from St. Sebastian; that said ship being a Dutch bottom first taken by the French and afterwards re-taken by the Spaniards was condemned [as prize] in Spain and sold to Spanish owners and that by the rule of Navigation [Acts] if brought into port she is liable to a seizure yet they are desirous to bring her in and pay the Custom amounting to 1,500l. rather than carry her to a foreign market: therefore praying a discharge of the King's part of such forfeiture in case the ship and cargo shall happen to be seized by any Customs Officer. Reference Book VII, p. 161.
July 10.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Duffeild setting forth his loyalty, one instance whereof he hath to shew under his Majesty's hand and Lord Rumney's when they sent him upon a dangerous expedition into Flanders in January, 1691–2, which trust he performed very faithfully and in that expedition and other services hath expended 100l. and never yet received any satisfaction or consideration for the hazard he ran or the charges laid out in that expedition and other services; and that his going on the said expedition hath created him many enemies; therefore having had great losses he prays the next vacant landwaiter's place in the Customs House for the support of his family. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland. By a sign manual of Sept. 7 last the King directed a patent, ut supra, Treasury Calendar, Vol. X, pp. 1198–9, for moderating and ascertaining the quit rents of certain lands in Kerry which belonged to Henry Petty, Esq., one of the sons of Sir William Petty, Kt., deceased. The said Henry has represented to us that the late Lord Deputy did not comply with the said letters partly by reason of his long indisposition and partly on some scruples to make that small abatement of the quit rent [although the said abatement was one] which had been so thoroughly considered and agreed to here in respect of the barren and ruined condition of the [part of the] country where his fortune lay. We desire you to comply with the King's pleasure as signified above if you have nothing material to object thereto. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 122.
Same [to same]. Before the King went last for Holland he signed a letter, ut supra, p. 128, for a custodiam to Sir James Caldwell of the lands late of Dudly Bagnall on a proviso for making of non-effect a letter likewise signed on behalf of Sir Gervaise Cliffton for payment of 2,000l. to him ut ibid. We have since heard the said Clifton and Caldwell by counsel concerning the said respective letters and Caldwell has proposed to pay to Ann Bagnall, wife of the said Dudly, the 400l. per an. allowed her for the maintenance of herself and children out of the profits of the estate under the King's sign manual of 1693, March 29, supra Treasury Calendar, Vol. X, p. 132, and also 100l. per an. to the said Sir Gervaise Clifton which he was to receive from the said Dudly until payment of the 2,000l. part of the portion he was to have with his wife who is one of the daughters of the said Dudly; and that in lieu thereof he [Caldwell] might have reprisals [out] of other forfeited lands [Ireland] to the like value of 500l. per an. We enclose a letter signed by the King on behalf of Caldwell and desire you to pass a custodiam to him as therein on his giving security to pay the said 400l. and 100l. per an. which allowances are to date for the term of the said custodiam. We also desire you to certify us an account of such other forfeited lands in Ireland undisposed of as you shall think to be granted in custodiam to Caldwell not exceeding 500l. per an. Ibid., pp. 122–3.
July 14.Warrant by the Lords Justices, England, to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, to pay 150l. 3s. 0d. to Lieut. Col. Francis Chantrell for the pay of himself and servants as Captain of the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards from 1691–2, Jan. 1, to 1692, June 30, at 16s. 6d. a day notwithstanding his being respited on the musters for that time. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 91.
William Lowndes to Mr. Twitty. Bring to Lords by 5 of the clock this afternoon an account who are the persons who stand next in course to receive the repayments of loan money on the several funds. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 129.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite enclosing a state [missing] of Lord Blayney's case. Please take the King's pleasure on it whether he will allow this arrear out of the Treasury in Ireland. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The Admiralty Lords have sent my Lords some affidavits received from Sir Isaac Reboe, ViceAdmiral of Essex, of the taking in of some goods in Holland and putting them on shore privately in England. Please examine into same and give my Lords an account thereof. Ibid., p. 130.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Arthur Robinson, late of York, merchant, prisoner in the Fleet, on an extent of a [Customs] bond of 2,800l., praying to be discharged from said debt on payment of 200l. Reference Book VII, p. 161.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Ward, master of the ship Yarmouth, shewing that being at Cadiz in February last his Majesty's ship Canterbury took a small prize called the Bon Jesus and he [Ward] bought 25 chests of prunelloes of the [English] Consul [there] and [has] since imported them into England where the Customs officers have seized same as French goods and pretend that they were sold before condemnation, which Ward could not make out [disprove] by reason of his and his seamen being in his Majesty's service [whereby] the officers put all hardships upon him making his friends enter into a bond as the French [Goods Prohibition] Act directs and pretend [threaten] to sell the goods in 10 days' time: that the King by the French Act hath two thirds and the office one third [of the seizure] so that if Ward hath not nicely observed the law the Treasury Lords can in their justice order the goods back to Ward [on his] giving some moderate satisfaction to the officers. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Cornelius Dennis, Adrian Perrian and Jno. Carbonell, merchants, shewing that they had 46 bales of kid skins, and pruines, rosin and cork consigned to them from Balthazar Ramixez and Michaell De Gastelio, merchants of St. Sebastian, which came over from thence in the ship St. Francis and on their arrival were seized as French: that at the trial in the Exchequer it was doubtful whether they were French or Spanish: that since the trial Mr. Cooke and Mr. Manly, who were sent over to Biscay to enquire into this and other matters are returned and the petitioners don't doubt but that they are satisfied that the said goods are Spanish and therefore ought not to be confiscated: therefore praying the King's share of the proceeds of said goods and that the security given by them (to the value of said goods, viz. 423l. 14s. 8d.) on their entering a claim may be vacated. (The later form of this petition containing the statement as to the return of the witnesses from Spain should evidently be dated about August 28. The earlier form, of July 14, only claimed that petitioners acted as factors for said Ramixez and only prayed the cancellation of their bond.) Reference Book VII, pp. 162, 169.