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July 1696, 21-31


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July 1696, 21-31

July 21.Money warrant for 50l. to Eleonora, wife of Charles May, for same quarter on her marriage portion pension. (Money order dated July 22 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 164. Order Book IV, p. 309.
Same for 50l. to Lady Berkley for same quarter on her same. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 164. Order Book IV, p. 309.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for altering the issuing of 5,000l. Exchequer Bills to Mr. Fox and 5,660l. same to the Earl of Ranelagh as follows:
Two tallies have been lately levied purporting the payment of said sums to his Majesty by them on July 14 and 15 inst. respectively on credit of repayment by Exchequer Bills. These tallies were levied by mistake because the particular Teller in whose office these payments were made should have been actually charged with Bills for these sums and [should have] delivered them [such Bills] out to Fox and Ranelagh. You are to take in the said tallies and immediately to cancel them together with the foils or counterparts thereof and to rectify the entries by memoranda in your books "that the said tallies were vacated because the sum for which same were struck is charged on the said particular Teller by you, the Auditor of the Receipt, by [such Exchequer] Bills": and the said Bills are to be issued to them accordingly. Money Book XIII, p. 165.
July 21.Money warrant for 250l. to Dame Ann, one of the daughters of Sir John Lawson and now the wife of Sir — St. George; 162l. 10s. 0d. thereof to complete one year to 1692, June 24, on her pension of 250l. per an. and the remaining 87l. 10s. 0d. in part of the succeeding half year. Ibid., p. 166.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 625l. to the Commissioners of Accounts for their quarter's salary due April 24 last: out of any disposeable money in the Receipt. Disposition Book XIII, p. 158.
Same to same to issue (out of same) 1,000l. to Mr. Neale on the order in his name for the service of the Mint. (Order apparently repeated on July 22.) Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter and other papers [all missing] from Mr. Thomas Chamberlain, Mr. Thomas Slocombe, and Mr. Ra Lee, dated at Messina June 11 last relating to money by them disbursed on account of the Content and Trident, prizes which were taken from the French last year. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 133.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Peter Floyer merchant shewing that on the 8th inst. he shipped in the Centurion by cocquet, 17,300 ounces of silver coin being Pieces of Eight and Dollars, of which 4,800 ounces are [seized and] brought from on board: therefore praying that if rightly entered same may be discharged. Reference Book VII, p. 162.
Same to same of the petition of Sir William Gore praying delivery of a parcel of linen commonly called Hinderlands, seized by the officers as being of the fabric of Muscovy and imported in a Dutch ship; they not being of the fabric of Muscovy and imported from Holland. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the [Principal] Commissioners for Prizes to depute Daniell Burgis as solicitor for Prizes at 80l. per an. salary loco James Puckle, who being engaged in other business hath neglected the duty of his office. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 153.
Same to the Surveyor-General of Crown Lands for a particular of premises in County Radnor as follows in order to a new lease thereof to Thomas Harley, Esq., for 42 years from Lady day next at 15l. 6s. 5d. per an. rent for the lands in the former grant, 10s. per an. for the mines and a tenth part of the yearly profit thereof: with a proviso that if the lease made to Alderman Haynes be not voided a corresponding defalcation is to be made out of the said rent of 15l. 6s. 5d.: with power to Harley to work and smelt the said mines or ore, giving reasonable satisfaction to the owners or possessors of the lands where such mines are, for any damage thereby.
Prefixing: said Surveyor-General's report on said Harley's petition ut supra, Treasury Calendar X. pp. 1363–4. By lease dated 1668–9, March 1, Charles II granted to Phil. Gough, gent, the following items for 31 years from 1666 Lady day, viz.:
per an.
all those heriots in divers manors and parcel of the Lordship of Melenydd, formerly in lease to Sir Edward Sawyer, Kt.6126
tolls of markets in Rhyadyr, formerly in possession of Tho. Gwyn, gent368
certain demesne lands in the manor of Knocklas called Whitterly and a meadow there called the Lords Mead, formerly in lease to the inhabitants of Knocklas0100
lands called Meretissa in the same manor, formerly in the possession of Jno. ap Jeem ap Rosser006
an acre of pasture being the scite of Knocklas castle, now ruined, formerly held by Tho. Price008
4 acres of barren land there in a place called Bryn y Cogwith and 2 acres of land called Lloyn y Goodwin, formerly in the possession of the tenants of the said manor of Knocklas006
2 parcels of concealed lands there called Errowwalt and Werglogd-Gam and blackmeadow, formerly in the possession of Hugh Matthews and others038
the herbage of Knocklas Forest in the Lordship of Melenydd, formerly in the possession of John Matthews0134
2 little closes of concealed lands in Knighton of the yearly rent of 7s.; and 2 other little closes of concealed lands there, rent 14d.; one parcel of land in Llevenuerwyn within the manor of Southruralt, of the yearly rent of 7s.; also other concealed lands in Southruralt called Tyr-Gwilliam, rent 17d.; and a parcel of mountain land in Presteigne, rent 14d.: in all079
a certain chantry rent issuing out of lands in Llanire, formerly in the possession of Kath. Griffiths and Ann Griffiths034
The consideration of said lease was Gough's undertaking to recover the premises to the Crown at his own charge. The said lease was assigned to Thomas Harley, petitioner's father, and now vests in the petitioner. The heriots in Melenydd and tolls of Rhyradyr had been long out of lease and no other person offered to take a new lease thereof. The herbage of Knocklas Forest had been always let for 13s. 4d. per an. the tenants claiming a right of common there and most of the other parcels were concealments of little value and the last of them only a chantry rent not improveable.
In 1687 Francis Haines, Alderman of Worcester, on pretence of services done to James II obtained a lease inter alia of the said heriots in Melenydd at 10s. per an. rent and of the lands called Whitterley in Knocklas (excluding the Lords Mead) at 6s. 8d. per an. and of the lands first mentioned in Knighton, viz. 2 closes at 7s. rent and 2 closes at 14s. rent. Haines alleged in his petition that same were unjustly detained from the Crown, but I am very credibly informed that the [Crown's] title under Gough's lease has been allowed by a decree in Chancery to be good against the said Haines's grant. If Haines's grant be not voided by the untrue suggestions on which it was obtained, an allowance should be made to Harley by way of defalcation.
The other part of Harley's petition is for a lease of all mines of coal, lead, iron and other minerals not yet discovered within the Lordships of Cantermelenydd. If successful the working thereof may be of advantage to the Crown and public benefit to the country. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 154–6.
July 21.Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of Peter Ellers as Agent to [the Regiment of] Brigadier Henry Trelawney: ut supra, p. 135. Ibid. XIV, p. 487.
Same to same to supersede process against Joseph Berryman of Fonthill Gifford, County Wilts, on his estreated recognizance for not appearing at the last Assizes for said County. Ibid. XV. p. 173.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Dr. Donne, in regard he was the first petitioner, etc., that the lands of Dirpatrick contained in a later petition of Col. Cuningham may be struck out of the said Cuningham's list or otherwise that the Treasury Lords will hear the Doctor's pretensions before anything be done towards a grant of the same to Col. Cuningham. Notice to be given to Mr. Pulteney or Mr. Tollett. Caveat Book, p. 43.
Re-direction to the Lords Justices of the reference of the proposal of Richbell et al. for the farm of the Irish revenue, ut supra, p. 140. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 111.
July 22.Warrant by the Lords Justices, England, to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 1,000,000l. to Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Navy: as imprest for the Navy and Victualling. (Money warrant dated Aug. 4 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated July 30.) (Money order dated Aug. 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 93. Money Book XIII, p. 176. Order Book, IV. p. 313.
Same to same for a same for 2,000,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster-General of the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces: as imprest for such of the said Forces as are under his care of pay. (Money warrant dated July 30 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated July 28.) (Money order dated Aug. 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 93–4. Money Book XIII, p. 177. Order Book IV, p. 313.
Same to same for a same for 50,000l. to Charles Fox and Thomas, Lord Coningsby, Paymasters-General of the Forces lately employed in the reducing of Ireland: as imprest for the pay and contingencies of said Forces. (Money warrant dated Aug. 4 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated July 30.) (Money order dated Aug. 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 94. Money Book XIII, p. 175. Order Book IV, p. 313.
Same to same for a same for 200,000l. to Charles Bertie, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Office of Ordnance: as imprest for the land and sea services of the said Office. (Money warrant dated Aug. 4 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated July 30.) (Money order dated Aug. 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 94–5. Money Book XIII, p. 176. Order Book IV, p. 313.
July 22.Warrant of the Lords Justices, England to the Treasury Lords for the payment of 1,000l. for the Proclamation reward for the arrest of William Berkenhead, a conspirator: to wit in the proportions as follow as approved by an order in Council of the 8th inst., viz. 850l. to Daniell Selwyne; 100l. to Richard Morris; 50l. to Francis Skinner. (Money warrant dated Aug. 8 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 20 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 99. Money Book XIII, p. 179. Order Book IV, p. 316.
Same to same for 500l. as following being the Proclamation reward for the arrest of Sir Jno. Fenwick one of the conspirators: viz., 440l. equally amongst Tho. Ladds, Robert Mascall, Jno. Randolph, Jno. Brackenbury, Nich. Rolph, Tho. Bray and Jno. Rawley; 40l. to Jno. Wombell for himself, Isaac Leafgreen and Jno. Brattle; 20l. to Ja. Kitson. (Money warrant dated Aug. 8 hereon.) (Money order dated Aug. 15 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 101. Money Book XIII, p. 179. Order Book IV, p. 315.
Treasury warrant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay 169l. 10s. 0d. to James Whitwood, Richard Hill and John Mansergh, Customs officers, being a moiety of 339l. seized by them in March last in the milled money of this kingdom being shipped for export contrary to law and condemned according to the course of the Exchequer. Money Book XIII, p. 166.
Money warrant for 40l. to Lodwick Bray for one year to 1695, Lady day, on his pension. Ibid., p. 167.
Same for 814l. 11s. 3d. to Sir Jno. Sweeteaple (Sweetaple) and Sir William Coles, Kts., sheriffs of London and Middlesex for the year ended 1695, Michaelmas, as in part of satisfaction of 1,441l. 3s. 3d. expended by them in removing prisoners and apprehending highwaymen, clippers, coiners and burglars; the balance thereof being to be satisfied them by allowance in their account: the said 814l. 11s. 3d. to be hereby satisfied [out of arrears of taxes] as follows, viz., 456l. 13s. 0d. of moneys of the Poll of 1 Wm. and Mary; 151l. 15s. 0d. of the Poll of 2 Wm. and Mary; 112l. 6s. 9d. of the 2s. Aid and Additional 12d. Aid of 1 Wm. and Mary; 58l. 19s. 0d. of the Quarterly Poll of 4 Wm. and Mary; 13l. 19s. 0d. of the 4s. Aid of 5 Wm. and Mary and 20l. 18s. 6d. of any unappropriated moneys of the Receipt. (Money order dated July 22 hereon.). Ibid., pp. 174–5. Order Book IV, p. 306.
Treasury order to the Receipt for the renewal of a lost money order No. 5,376, dated 1693, Sept. 28, for repayment of 100l. lent by Thomas Skinner on the Excise of beer, ale, etc. Order Book IV, p. 308.
William Lowndes to the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer. My Lords have received from Mr. Newton, Warden of the Mint, the enclosed letter [missing] sent to him from several Justices of the Peace for County Lancaster concerning 2 persons whom they had under examination for making counterfeit half-crowns. It is thought [by my Lords] that the gentlemen have acted prudently and with a good intention in this matter though perhaps in strictness bail should not have been taken. My Lords desire that when you go circuit you will please cause a strict examination and enquiry concerning the said crimes and take such course therein as is agreeable to Justice. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 133.
July 22.Same to Mr. Popple enclosing an extract [missing] of a presentment made by the Customs Commissioners relating to the Governors of the several Colonies and Plantations which are under distinct propriet[ar]ies. Please lay same before the Commissioners for Trade that they may make such representations thereon as they shall think necessary for the benefit of trade. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Baker to receive information from Mr. Willfreind Philips (who lately contracted with the Treasury Lords for part of the estate lately belonging to Sir Jno. Freind and now offers to make a discovery of other part of the said estate) and to prosecute a recovery accordingly. Ibid., p. 134.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Henry Walter as a landwaiter London port loco Edmd. Aleyn incapable of duty by indisposition: Walter to allow to Aleyn a moiety of his salary.
John Guyat (an extraordinary tidesman London port) as a tidesman in Yarmouth port loco Henry Salthouse preferred, as below.
Henry Salthouse (a tidesman in Yarmouth port) as a landwaiter in the said port loco John Jackson, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 270, 271.
Treasury approval of a new quarterly establishment as follows of officers for the port of Milford.
Appending: said quarterly establishment.
[Milford Port]: Walter Middleton: additional salary for extraordinary business and a clerk1000
Morgan Powell, comptroller, to act in person for his patent salary and fees
Richard Evans, searcher: the like
Nath. Francklyn, surveyor, waiter and searcher for the guard of the whole harbour1000
Thomas Smith and Robert Edwards, boatmen to attend the surveyor at 25l. per man12100
Deale [Dale]: John Somers and Cha. Taylour, boatmen to attend the surveyor at 25l. per man12100
Haberston [Hubblestone]: Cha. Lovet and Richard Grant, boatmen and tidesmen at 25l. per man12100
Nangle: Nath. Burnel and Tho. Parrott, boatmen and tidesmen at 25l. per man12100
Pembroke Ferry: Tho. Griffith and David Thomas, boatmen and tidesmen to attend the collieries at 25l. per man12100
Haverford West: Tho. Hagger, waiter and searcher650
Pembroke Town: Hopkin Howell, boatman and tidesman to assist the surveyor on all occasions650
Tenby: Humphrey Ray and Jno. Condy waiter and searcher to take care of the collieries, at 25l. per man12100
Cardigan: John Morris, Customer and Collector for the customer's fees; from the King2100
John Picton, waiter and searcher, for the patent searcher's fees, and from the King2100
Aberystwith: William Williams, waiter and searcher2100
Aberdovey: Tho. Banworth, waiter and searcher, to act as Customer for the [Customer's] fees and sometimes to visit the coast: and from the King1100
Jno. Brown, Comptroller, waiter and searcher7100
Geo. Edwards, boatman3150
Fishguard: Morgan Jones, waiter450
Llanelly: Jno. Philips, customer and collector650
Hector Jones, Comptroller and searcher650
Southbury: Jno. Hinton, waiter and searcher650
Llanstephan: Althum Gwyn and Henry Williams, waiters, boatmen and tidesmen to do duty at Carmar[then] at 20l. per man1000
Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 273–4.
July 22.Treasury reference to Mr. Neale [Master Worker of the Mint] of the petition of John Jones praying payment of 83l. 0s. 10d. for the value of a press which he delivered to the Mint for the service of the coinage including 6l. 3s. 4d. for the charges of bringing same to London. Reference Book VII, p. 163.
Treasury warrant to Edward Hildeyard to hold his Majesty's courts of the manor of Richmond, co. Surrey, and to perform all matters relating thereto; he having been deputed as deputy thereto by the late Lord Capel, Chief Steward of the said Courts; the said Hildeyard having held a Copyhold Court on June 4 last which was adjourned but on June 8 Lord Capel's death being made public he conceives he ought not, without Treasury approbation, to enter on the rolls any acts of that Court which were done after such death. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 157.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities detailed of Mr. Jno. Meenis as agent to [the Regiment of] Colonel Jno. Gibson and to the garrison of Portsmouth ut supra, p. 135. Ibid., p. 158.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to deliver for the use of the church of the Congregation of Danes residing in this kingdom a pulpit now remaining in the chapel of the late king James at Whitehall which is not anyways made use of. Ibid.
July 23.Treasury order to the Receipt for the renewing of a lost money order dated 1691, July 8, for 500l. to Edward Russell out of the two thirds of the Additional Excise. Order Book IV, p. 307.
July 23.Letter of direction for the issue of 6,237l. 3s. 8½d. 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 in the Exchequer on the present 4s. Aid: and to be paid over to Mr. Francis Riggs for one third of the amount of his late contracts with the Navy Commissioners for naval stores. Disposition Book XIII, p. 158.
Same for the issue of 500l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans that are or shall be made [in the Exchequer] on credit of the Duties on salt: to be for subsistence for the soldiers at Sheerness and Tilbury. Ibid., p. 159.
July 24.The like for 600l. to same: on the like order: out of the like loans: and to be applied in satisfaction of a bill drawn by Mr. Robinson, Agent at Stockholm, dated May 9 last and payable to the order of Mr. Jackson for service relating to the war. Ibid.
Entry of a Treasury caveat on behalf of Mrs. Jane Eyre (who has a custodiam under the Exchequer seal in Ireland of the estates formerly belonging to Mr. Hugh Kelly of Bellaforine and to Hugh O'Connor in counties Roscommon and Galway) that no grant of those lands pass to any other person till she be heard: notice to be given to Sir William Scawen and Edward Eyre Esq., her son. Caveat Book, p. 44.
July 27.Warrant by the Lords Justices, England, to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to continue to August 20, the authorisation for the taking in of clipped moneys by way of loan at 5s. 8d. an ounce as by the privy seal of July 4 inst., supra, pp. 190–1. (Treasury warrant dated July 28 to the Receipt hereon accordingly. This warrant quotes the present privy seal as dated July 28.) King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 95–6. Money Book XIII, pp. 168–9.
Money warrant for 500l. to Robert Harley, Paul Foley, Henry Boyle and Francis Gwyn, 4 of the 7 Commissioners lately appointed by Act of Parliament to examine, take and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom: being 125l. each for salary for the quarter ended the 25th inst. Ibid., p. 168.
Same for 143l. 8s. 9d. to James Hunt, Esq., late sheriff of county Southampton for the year ended 1695, Michaelmas, in satisfaction of the overpayment on his account: he having paid 120l. to Henry Bishop, John Woodstock et al for apprehending John Peansey, Nicholas Sharpe and Richard Purdue, robbers on the highway and 40l. to John Kent gent. for apprehending John Dunmead for counterfeiting the coin. (Money order dated July 31 hereon). Ibid., p. 170. Order Book IV, p. 309.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to make out a bill of imprest for 6,237l. 3s. 8½d. to Mr. Riggs upon account of his late contracts with you for naval stores; assigning same for payment out of the like sum lately issued to the Navy Treasurer out of loans on the present Land Tax, ut supra. Disposition Book XIII, p. 159.
Same to Mr. Clark to procure a warrant to be signed by the Lords Justices, England, to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 30l. 8s. 0d. to Alexander Higham for his services as an additional gunner to James's Battery near Upnor Castle from 1690, Nov. 1 to 1692, June 30, he not being within that time entered on the establishment:
And 10l. 12s. 0d. to Benj. Browne for his pay from 1689, Oct. 1, to 1690, April, being the time he was taken and detained prisoner in France in going to his post as a gunner for the Island of Scilly; for which time he stands respited on the muster rolls. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 134.
July 27.Treasury warrant to Auditor Brook Bridges to prepare for declaration the account of William Betts gent. of his receipts from the rent and sale of several houses in and about the city of Norwich formerly belonging to Mr. Christian Langley which have been extended and sold for payment of 2,000l. owing by said Langley to the King: disallowing an item of interest for 18l. 15s. 0d. therein.
Prefixing: said account detailed: total receipts, 1,890l. 11s. 11d.; total payments 1,933l. 2s. 11d. (including 1,292l. paid to Mr. Themylthorpe for redemption of several mortgages and 250l. paid into the Exchequer). Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 160–1.
July 28.Money warrant for 1,200l. to the Earl of Portland, Superintendent of his Majestys' Gardens: without account: for last June 24 quarter on the yearly allowance of 4,800l. for keeping at his own charge his Majesty's Royal Gardens at St. James's, Kensington, Hampton Court, Windsor, Richmond and the Terras Walk at Whitehall: as by the privy seal of May 14 last, supra, p. 116. (Money order dated July 31 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 169. Order Book IV, p. 309.
Same for 271l. 7s. 4d. to James Armitage, gent., for fees and charges at the several offices in passing under the great seal 2 Commissions for the Administration of the Government and 2 Commissions of Trade. (Money order dated July 30 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 170. Order Book IV, p. 312.
Same for 112l. to John, Philip and Jos. Rotiers for last June 24 quarter on their annuity [as gravers to the Mint]. Money Book XIII, p. 170.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 7,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Navy: to be issued out of the proceeds of loans on the present Land tax [fourth 4s. Aid] now remaining in the Exchequer: 5,000l. thereof to be on account of wages to seamen and 2,000l. for the ordinary [of the Navy]. Disposition Book XIII, p. 160.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. The Customs Commissioners have laid before my Lords a memorial from the Comptroller General of Customs concerning several surcharges made by him in the accounts from Nevis and the other Leeward Islands [to wit] on [the head of] the Duties arising under the Act of 25 Car. II [c. 7]; [the said surcharges] amounting to 1,209l. 10s. 6d. partly arising by the Commissioners [of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty] of those islands not taking [exacting] the said Duties from goods shipped from the other Leeward Islands to Nevis [? but only] "partly for goods shipped from one Leeward Island to another and partly for goods shipped from the Leeward Islands to Barbados." The said Commissioners at Nevis being since dead their friends have produced a copy of a Proclamation published by Colonel Codrington, Governor of the Leeward Islands, 1689–90, Feb. 27, giving liberty (for reasons as therein) to ship off any of the Enumerated Commodities after paying the Four and a Half per cent. Duty without paying the other Duties imposed by the said Act, on bond given in ten times their value to transport the same to Barbados and to return certificate thereof within 4 months after their arrival there that such goods were bona fide put on board some ship for England, Wales or Berwick.
A certificate is produced under the hands of several persons of good credit and reputation that all persons who did then ship their goods for Barbados pursuant to the said Proclamation were obliged by the Customs officers to give bond for re-shipment for England on duly qualified ships and they verily believe that they were all so shipped accordingly except such as were taken by the enemy before they arrived at Barbados. And another certificate hath been produced that the island of Nevis, St. Christopher, Montserrat and Antigua being all under our government have been always esteemed as one Plantation and that the goods of their production are usually carried in sloops and boats from one island to another to be shipped for England on duly qualified ships.
The Customs Commissioners desire that the Customs Comptroller may be authorised by privy seal to take off the said surcharges and to pass the accounts as they [are already] come stated to him, being otherwise found in due form and method. The Treasury Lords have therefore directed the preparation of a warrant for such a privy seal and I enclose it. Please lay same before the King for his signature. Out Letters (General) XV, pp. 135–6.
July 28.Same to the Customs Commissioners. I have read to my Lords your presentment on Robert Williamson's memorial for preventing frauds in draw-backs by debentures. You are to attend my Lords hereon to-morrow week with Sir John Shaw and the rest of the principal officers [of the Custom House]. Ibid., p. 136.
Same to the Agents for Taxes. My Lords have received several letters and accounts from the country in answer to your circular letters, supra, p. 192, desiring information of the sums actually collected up to May 4 last on the present [fourth] 4s. Aid. I enclose them. Please calculate from these and from such other returns as are made to yourselves how far the moneys paid into the Exchequer by the Receivers General of this Aid do exceed the moneys collected up to said date. Ibid., p. 137.
Same to Mr. Pengelly. My Lords are informed that there are certain lands in Cornwall in your occupation wherein the King hath a propriety, from which the officers of the King's yard at Plymouth (by agreement with you) have hitherto had brick earth for their buildings there relating to the service of the Navy. Notwithstanding the term of the said agreement is near expiring my Lords desire you to grant a further term to the said officers or otherwise to accommodate the King's service with brick earth at the usual and merchantable rates of the country. Ibid., p. 139.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to suffer Peter Floyer merchant and John Johnson, goldsmith, to export from London port any quantity or quantities of bullion of gold or silver not exceeding 10,000l. in part of the quantity of 200,000l. in value allowed by the Act of last session [6 and 7 Wm. III, c. 17] to be exported for payment of his Majesty's Forces. Entries thereof are to be made as the said Act directs. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 271.
July 28.
Aug. 6 new style).
Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated "at our Camp at Attre" to Brook Bridges and Thomas Done, Auditors of Imprests, to allow in any of the accounts of the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces the 100,000l. paid by him, viz. 96,000l. for subsidies for the Duke of Savoy for 12 months, 1695, Oct. 10, to 1696, Oct, 10, at 8,000l. per mensem and 4,000l. for the exchange thereof. Kings' Warrant Book XIX, p. 98.
July 28.Treasury reference to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes of the petition of Thomas Ekins to the Lords Justices, praying that the cargo of the ship Armes of Riga condemned as a perquisite of the Admiralty may to bestowed on him and the rest of the officers and company of the Ruby [as] prize "in consideration that they seized the same in the port of Plymouth." Reference Book VII, p. 163.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports of the petition of James Vickers of Dublin, owner of the Ormond dogger, shewing that said ship was prest for his Majesty's service and taken by the French and afterwards re-taken: therefore praying that "a debenture may be granted to him for what shall appear to be due (according to the last Act of Parliament passed in that behalf) for the service of the said ship [equally] with other ships in the transport service for the reduction of Ireland." Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to discharge Martha Kinch from the debt due from her late husband Richard Kinch who for many years used the trade of a distiller and who was at great charge in setting up a brewhouse for malted corn which did no way answer his charge but brought him to great poverty and about midsummer, 1694, he became indebted in 265l. 17s. 6d. for the Duties on Low Wines and soon after died leaving a wife and 6 children who has left off the trade and is not able to pay said debt. Warrants not Relating to Money XV. p. 159.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to respite until the end of Michaelmas term next the execution against Mary Clayton, widow, and William Clayton her son as security for Andrew Clayton late a collector of Excise. Warrants not Relating to Money XV p. 167.
Renewal to the Lords Justices, Ireland, of the Treasury letter of May 6 last, supra, p. 136. Out Letters, (Ireland) VII, p. 110.
July 29.Money warrant for 216l. to Gilbert Spencer, Esq., Receiver General for county Kent of the second Twelve Months' Aid, the first Quarterly Poll, the Review of the said Poll and first and second 4s. Aids, viz.: for his extraordinary charge and pains in his receipt and in the bringing up of his moneys (262,673l. 11s. 4½d.) by strong guards. (Money order dated July 31 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 171. Order Book IV, p. 310.
July 29.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 651l. to Mr. Baker out of any disposable money in the Exchequer: on the order in his name for Crown law prosecutions. Disposition Book XIII, p. 160.
Same to same to satisfy out of Low Wines the 300l. to Lord Lucas instead of out of loans on the 6,000l. per week as directed supra, p. 190. Ibid.
Same to the Lord Mayor of York. The Treasury Lords take notice of a scandalous reflection as well upon themselves as upon Alderman Thompson of York city "as if my Lords had directed 600l. to be paid to him to be distributed amongst the poor of York city and that he had converted the greatest part thereof to his own use." My Lords directed no such sum to him nor know of any sum whatsoever paid to him or any other for that purpose. Please communicate this letter in the city of York for the satisfaction of all persons. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 136.
July 30.
(Aug. 9 new style).
Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated "at our Camp at Attre" to the Lords Justices, Ireland, for an effectual patent for granting and confirming to Hanna MacDonnell the yearly sum of 300l. sterling for her separate maintenance from the time of the attainder or outlawry of her husband, Randall MacDonnell, and to be paid her during his life in such manner as it should have been if he had not been attainted or outlawed: to be paid out of the parts of the said Randall's estate as in the schedule below or out of such other forfeited estates as she shall hereafter discover in Ireland: and also for securing and confirming the full benefit of her marriage articles after the decease of the said Randall: and further for such allowance and recompence to be made to the said Hanna for such discovery as she hath made or shall make of the forfeited estate of her said husband or any others in Ireland as hath been usually allowed by the late Commissioners of Forfeitures in Ireland, to wit one fourth part over and above the said 300l. per an.: all by reason that by deed of 1686–7 Jan. 8, her said husband settled 7,000l. in trustees to produce 300l. per an. for her separate maintenance and that most of her own portion before marriage being 4,000l. and a great personal estate is laid out at an interest on mortgages of lands which are seized into the hands of the Crown by reason of the attainder of the proprietors thereof; whereby she is bereft of maintenance for herself and seven children: and that the Attorney General, Ireland, reported confirming the facts as above and that she was an object of royal grace and clemency: with which report the late Lord Deputy did agree.
Appending: schedule of lands and debts owing to the said Randall MacDonnell in right of himself and his wife Hannah Roch.
The 2 Quarters of Eden, the half town land of Steranagh and Cool part of the town of Cooltefaghan in the barony of Kilconway, county Antrim, purchased from William Lessly, Esq., 1688, Oct. 8 & 9, of the value of 70l. per an. but the said lands have been enjoyed ever since 1689, September, by the said Lessly on pretence that 133l. of the purchase money was unpaid "no deed before appearing to make out the King's title to the same."
944 acres in the 13 Quarters of land commonly called Ballyrebegg, [Ballyreagh] Claglue, Drumsheagh, Unsheagh, Cabragh, Bondarag, Dirumneshekie, Drumreagh, Emigh Cross [Enagh], Glenstall, Mallereny [? Mallendober], and Ballybraddin in the barony of Dunluce, county Antrim, passed in patent to Rowland White of the Middle Temple and John Baggott of the city of Dublin in trust for the said Randall and Hannah by patent dated 1687, Sept. 24: which lands the late Viscount Massareene since the King's accession entered into on the said Randall's attainder and he and the present Lord Massareene his son have enjoyed the same ever since: being of the yearly value of 100l.
a bond of 600l. due by Sir Arthur Rawdon, bar', deceased, secured on a lease of the lands of Brockhill [? Broghill] by deed to James Hamilton of Tullymore and David Cambell, Esqrs.: of the yearly value of 60l.
1,100l. due to said Randall MacDonnell by Sir Maurice Eustace, Kt., secured 1686–7, Jan. 27, on a lease of the lands of Kilegebbam [Kilgobbin] and Irish Town, county Dublin: the yearly interest of which is 110l.
an annuity of 50l. issuing out of the Earl of Antrim's estate, county Antrim, whereon there is 450l. in arrear.
1,000l. secured to said Hanna MacDonnell before her marriage on the manor of Kimeigh [Kinagha] and Cashell, the town and lands of Cullies Drockett [Cullentragh] and other lands in county Cavan by deeds of 1685, Aug. 15 and 16, between Mary Goner widow and Bridgett Bartlett widow of the one part, Hannah Roch spinster and Rowland White gent., of the second part, William Fitzherbert, Esq., of the third part and John Baggott and Henry Oxbrough of the fourth part. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 127a–129.
July 30.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay the assessments to the fourth 4s. Aid on the outports officers' salaries of under 60l. per an. save in the case of the patent officers. Money Book XV, p. 171.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to similarly pay said assessments on the Excise officers' salaries of under 100l. per an. Ibid., p. 172.
Money warrant for 31l. 3s. 2¾d. to Thomas Harwood, late sheriff of county Berks, for the overpayment on his account for the year ended 1695 Michaelmas: he having paid 40l. to Jno. Westmerland and Jno. Connell for apprehending Tho. Parker, a robber on the highway. (Money order dated August 5 hereon). Ibid., p. 172. Order Book IV, p. 333.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor [of Imprests] to allow in Charles Bertie's account as Paymaster of the Ordnance 3,972l. paid by him between 1695, Nov. 16 and 1696, June 12, for the discount of tallies to answer foreign bills of exchange and other pressing services; as authorised by Treasury warrant of June 30 last.
Prefixing: certificate by the officers of the Ordnance as to above item. Money Book XIII, p. 173.
Same to same to similarly allow to same in account 2,579l. 6s. 8d. for the discount of tallies as follows:
Appending: certificate as above of the said discounts.l.s.d.
paid Monsieur Missone for the advance of money on 400l. in tallies on wine, vinegar, tobacco etc., at 23 per cent. discount: by order of 1696, June 279200
paid Sir Jos. Herne for the advance of money on 700l. in like tallies at 22 per cent. discount: by order of July 4 inst.15400
paid him more for the advance of money on 9,333l. 6s. 8d. in like tallies at 25 per cent. discount by order of the 21st inst.2,33368
July 30.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 Exchequer Bills: and to be paid to Sir William Gore in further part of the value of 40,000 R[eichs] D[ollars] by him furnished to the Duke of Brandenburg "and makes 9,000l. paid to him on that account."
In the margin: Sir William Gore was satisfied this 1,000l. in the sum of 10,823l. 12s. 0d. ordered by letter of 1 Sept., infra, p. 251: so this letter was then withdrawn and cancelled. Disposition Book XIII, p. 160.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. I have read to my Lords your report on the petition of the land surveyors in London port praying an allowance for the increase in their business by the addition of several branches to the revenue. My Lords ordered that at the end of every quarter or half year you represent their extraordinary service therein and what they deserve for same. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 136.
Same to Sir Christopher Wrenn to attend the Commissioners for Trade and Plantation at their Office in Whitehall for their instructions as to alterations in said Office: and to lay an estimate for same before the Treasury Lords. Ibid., p. 137.
Same to Mr. Story for a list of all the tallies of loan remaining unsatisfied on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, distinguishing how much is on those branches in general before the appropriation of 6,000l. per week thereon and how much on the said 6,000l. per week to this day. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners for a list of the tallies that were in course of payment and have been directed by you to be satisfied out of the new milled money that has hitherto been received back by you [from the Mint] out of the [minting] proceed of the old money of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of the Sick and Wounded to report on the enclosed letter and other papers [all missing] from Mr. Tho. Chamberlain, Mr. Tho. Slocomb and Mr. La Ree dated at Messina 4 June last relating to money by them disbursed on account of the Content and Trident prizes which were taken from the French last year; with the Navy Commissioners' report thereon. Ibid., p. 138.
Treasury reference to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, of the petition of John Stirke praying 10 loads of timber and 30l. in money to repair his barn, stable and outhouses which were burned down (he supposes) by some whom he prosecuted for stealing deer in Salcey Forest where he is a keeper. Reference Book VII, p. 163.
July 30.Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Antho Phillips shewing that he has brewed for the Navy ever since the Revolution and has paid his Excise Duties in full until last Xmas: that he has paid the King in tallies at above 20 per cent. loss and there is due over 2,000l. to him from the King and of late having brewed little other than for the Navy he is behind in paying his Excise Duties from Xmas last for which the Excise Commissioners have put an officer in possession of his brewhouse and set the broad R upon the copper: therefore praying a stop to such proceedings and for further credit for his Duty until he can have money from the King to pay same. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Percivall, Esq., praying a custodiam of some lands in Ireland which he has discovered and which are of no profit to the King: all in consideration of 1,050l. 7s. 3d. due to him as Governor of the Hospitals there. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 127.
July 31.Warrant by the Lords Justices, England, to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 10l. 12s. 0d. to Benjamin Browne for his pay 1689, Oct. 1, to April following, ut supra, p. 216. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 98.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for preparation and issue of a further 30,000l. in Exchequer Bills, ut supra, p. 205, viz. 10,000l. each to Thomas Howard, Henry Carew and Guy Palmes [being 3 of the Tellers of the Receipt]. Money Book XIII, p. 163.
Same to Thomas Neal, Master and Worker of the Mint to pay 83l. to John Jones for a press and other necessaries delivered to the Mint. Ibid., p. 173.
Money warrant for 1,131l. 6s. 4d. to William Blathwaite, one of the clerks attending the Committee of Trade and Plantations, for one year to 1695 Michaelmas for salaries of clerks and for incidents of said Committee. (Money order dated Aug. 5 hereon). Ibid., p. 174. Order Book IV, p. 314.
Same for 250l. each to Sir John Nicholas, William Bridgeman, Richard Colinge and Mr. Blathwaite for one year to same date as clerks of the Privy Council. Money Book XIII, p. 175.
Same for 66l. 13s. 4d. to Brook Bridges for one year to Lady day last on his patent fee as an Auditor of Imprests. Money Book XIII, p. 178.
J. Taylour [in the absence of W. Lowndes] to Mr. Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay the Customs dues on the enclosed bill of lading [missing] for several parcels of wine sent from the Great Duke of Tuscany as a present to the King. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 138.
July 31.William Lowndes to same. On reading your report on the petition of Sir William Gore concerning some linen cloth seized by the Customs officers my Lords have signed a warrant for its discharge. The officers are to be reasonable and moderate in their demands as to satisfaction for the seizure. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Wardour [Clerk of the Pells]. My Lords considering how necessary it is that the ancient rules and practice of making certificate and accompting every Friday with the four Tellers [of the Receipt] should be duly and punctually observed and that every Saturday morning you should transmit to my Lords a fair and true account of all his Majesty's treasure received and issued and of what remains, do expect that the same shall from henceforth be constantly performed. Please notify the Tellers to comply therewith. (The like letter to the Auditor of the Receipt). Ibid., p. 139.
Same to Mr. William Penn. My Lords are informed that you were indebted by bond to Sir Jno. Freind in 500l. at the time of his attainder. Give them an account thereof. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 139.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. Sir Richard Owen, merchant, has petitioned (in view of his long services to the Crown as Consul abroad and of his sufferings and losses) for a grant of a debt of 698l. 14s. 9d. owing by Richard Rickards for Customs in 1695 and 1696 [sic? for 1685 and 1686] Rickards being his near kinsman and in very mean circumstances having no other subsistence but a small employment belonging to a Copper Company. The Treasury Lords (on reference thereof from the Privy Council) have ordered a warrant for such grant, as enclosed. Please lay same before the King and if he pleases to sign it, return it for my Lords' counter-signature. Ibid., p. 140.
Same to same to procure the King's signature to three warrants enclosed, viz. (1) for 1,000l. to Mr. Popple and 100l. to Mr. Leighton: (2) for Mr. Keppell for the Robes: (3) to Mr. Shales [for the office of] Comptroller of the copper farthing contract. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to present Mr. Edward Dillon to my Lords for a place as land carriageman London port at the full salary, on the next vacancy. Ibid.
Same to same. My Lords are informed that for 3 or 4 months past you have employed William Hely as assistant to the landwaiters, London port, at an allowance of 3s. a day and the joint profits of the lawful fees at the waterside. They approve thereof and you are to continue to so employ him. Ibid., p. 141.
Treasury warrant to same to discharge a seizure of linen imported from Holland by Sir William Gore Kt. in 2 Dutch ships being consigned to him from Hamburg and seized as of the fabric of Muscovy, to disprove which would require a great deal of time which would be very prejudicial at a time when the nicety of the market requires the sale of the goods, and the Customs Commissioners having reported that if the said linens be Hinterlands of the fabric of Germany or East[land] Country there would be no ground of seizure, but by the testimony of 7 or 8 linen drapers and of the officers skilled in that commodity they are affirmed to be linens of the fabric of Russia: but said Gore is a very liberal trader and pays great [sums by way of] Customs and has otherwise well deserved of the Government. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 272–3.
July 31.Treasury Warrant to Customs Commissioners to deliver to the Earl of Monmouth 2 hogsheads of prize wine sent him from Guernsey but by forgetfulness of the master brought without the necessary certificates of its being prize wine "which his lordship hath assured us is such." Ibid., p. 274.
Same to same to employ Alexander Calcott as a land carriageman, London port, loco Henry Walter preferred to be a landwaiter ibid.
Peter Aimes (one of the inferior list of tidesmen [in London port] of 35l. per an.) as one of the upper list of same at 40l. per an. loco Ralph Blackshaw, deceased.
William Stuart (lately one of the tidesmen left out of the settlement) as a tidesman in the inferior list loco abovesaid Aimes.
James Pavy as waiter and searcher of Stockton loco James Grange who is preferred to be surveyor at Newcastle. Ibid., pp. 275, 276.
Same to same to permit Anthony Faure to export (with allowance for drawback by debentures for the true weight thereof) 14 pieces of Dutch Alamodes bought by him of — Lyons and Company, merchants, and which were by said Lyons entered on Faure's behalf for re-shipment to New England but by mistake Lyons took a certificate for 3½ hundredweight more than he ought by forgetting to deduct the tare by which means there might have been drawn from the King 38s. more drawback than was due; for which reason Mr. Greathead a Customs officer seized same as forfeited: the Customs Commissioners having reported that there appeared no intention of fraud. Ibid., p. 275.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of mines as follows in county Yorks in order to a grant thereof to George Tushingham for 31 years at the old rents of 20s. and 20s. and a full tenth part of the profits: together with a grant of the mesne profits thereof from 1660 with the like reservation of a tenth thereof to the King.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on said Tushingham's petition for same. By grant of 1628, May 1, the king granted to Humphrey Wharton, Esq., inter alia the mines of lead in the fields of Grinton, Whitaside and Harkand [Harkerside] parcel of the manor of Grinton county Yorks, and the like in the fields of Tremington [Fremington] county Yorks, for 21 years at 20s. and 20s. rent. There has been no new lease thereof since then, so that the same seems to be concealed, but who enjoys the profits appears not. In 1559, Nov. 10, Queen Elizabeth granted to Richard Wiseman and Frances [sic] Ditch, Esqrs., in fee all the said manor of Grinton and the lands belonging to the crown in Tremington with express exception of these lead mines. If Tushingham will undertake to assert the Crown title and not to compound with any pretended owners to the damage of the Crown he may be granted a lease as above. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 162–3.
For renewal of the reference of Capt. Henry Rice's petition see supra, p. 98. Out Letters (Ireland.) VII, p. 83.