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'Treasury Calendar: August 1696, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 11: 1696-1697 (1933), pp. 224-237. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82716 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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August 1696, 1-15

[? Aug. 1.]List of accounts of his Majesty's Revenue in the Plantations presented [by William Blathwaite] to the Commissioners for taking and stating the Public Accounts [in response to their request of June 30 last, supra, p. 188].
Jamaica: accompt of the revenue of Jamaica for 6 months to 1694, Sept. 29.
ditto for 6 months ended 1694–5, March 24.
ditto from 1695, May 9 to Sept 29.
Virginia: accompts of the revenue of 2s. per hogshead and of port duties for one year ended 1694, July 17.
accompts of the revenue of quit rents for the year 1693.
accompts of the 2s. per hogshead and port duties for 1695.
accompts of the quit rents 1694.
New York: accompt of the revenue for 3 months ended 1693 Michaelmas.
ditto for the quarter ended at Xmas 1693.
ditto for the quarter ended at Lady day 1694.
ditto for the quarter ended at Midsummer, 1694.
ditto of the revenue ended at Michaelmas 1694.
ditto of the revenue for a quarter ended at Xmas 1694.
ditto of the revenue for 3 months ended at Michaelmas 1695.
Massachusetts Bay in New England: accompt of the revenue for a year to 1694, June 29.
and part of the assessments of 30,000l. laid in 1693.
accompt of the revenue for a year to the 29th of May, 1695.
New Hampshire: accompt of the revenue for one year to the 16th of May, 1695. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 445.
Aug. 3.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 15,000l. to Edward Nicholas out of loans to be made by said Nicholas on credit of the 6,000l. per week appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: to be for the relief of poor [French] Protestants. Disposition Book XIII, p. 161.
Same to same to issue as follows out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer, viz.:
l.s.d.
to the Commissioners of Accounts50000
to Mr. Tollet for the said Commissioners' incidents1,00000
to Lady Kath. Dalyson (in the margin issued out of Excise)5000
to Mr. Balfoure5000
to Mr. Gervaise5000
to Mr. Hevrard5000
1,70000
Ibid.
Same to same to issue 555l. 4s. 0d. to the Earl of Bradford on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Household: out of any disposcable money in the Exchequer: for the following uses:
l.s.d.
towards the charge of the entertainment at the late [Garter] installation of the Duke of Gloucester50000
a quarter's charity to the poor at the gate5540
Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte. The Duchess of Cleveland has applied to my Lords for a dormant warrant for her 4,700l. per an. settled on her by Charles 11, in 15 Car. II and confirmed in 22 & 23 Car. II "and for which a particular saving is contained in an Act of the last Session," and [praying] likewise that the arrears thereof may be paid by 150l. a week. Please take the King's pleasure herein and acquaint him that there is great importunity for this and other pensions and that at his Majesty's last departure from England he was pleased to take a list of pensions with intention to mark such of them as should be paid and then to return same for my Lord's guidance. My Lords apprehend that his Majesty's weighty affairs have occasioned his not remembering the said list. Please therefore take the King's pleasure in that matter also. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 141.
Aug. 3.William Lowndes to Sir Leonard Robinson to attend my Lords tomorrow and to hasten the account which you were to send them of the payments made to you on the present 4s. Aid within the times limited for taking clipped money and how much was received within the several wards and parishes [of London] before May 4 last. Ibid., p. 142.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. I return your report on Peter Floyer's petition. Please review same and send my Lords your opinion thereupon as soon as may be. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hoare [Comptroller of the Mint]. My Lords have approved of Mr. Vanburg, a person well known to them, to serve as Comptroller of the Mint at Bristol. They are since informed that you have laid him aside in favour of another. My Lords are unwilling to believe that report because it would give them just reason of resentment, for that Mr. Vanburge has instructed himself for that employment and has depended so long upon it. They therefore persuade themselves that upon due consideration you will not refuse to depute him. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Lunt as waiter and searcher at Stockton loco James Grainge preferred to be surveyor at Newcastle port. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 277.
Treasury reference to Mr. Hall of the memorial of John Baber, Shreeve Painton and James Pavers offering their securities, detailed, for the office of Receiver General of [Crown] Revenues of South Wales upon surrender thereof by Bevis Lloyd. Reference Book VII, p. 164.
Aug. 4.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated "at our Camp at Attree [Attere]," to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to revoke the grant to Andrew Corbet of the office of Inspector, Examiner and Comptroller for the business of farthings and half-pence to be made of copper pursuant to indenture between the King and Sir Joseph Herne et al; and in place thereof to grant the said office to Phillip Shales: during pleasure: with the fee or salary of 200l. per an. to be payable by said Herne et al as from June 24 last. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 100.
Same dated same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for taking off surcharges in the Plantation Duty account as follows. By the Act of 25 Car. II [c 7] there were imposed the Plantation Duties and regulations as to Plantation bonds for commodities as therein. Pursuant thereto Commissioners were appointed to manage the collection of the said Duty in the Leeward Islands, whose books of their receipt coming to be examined by the Comptroller of the Customs, England, he has surcharged them as follows, viz. 136l. 5s. 9d. upon the Antigua Book A from 1689, Dec. 24, to 1690, June 24; 234l. 6s. 6d. upon the Antigua Book B from 1690, June 24, to 1690–1, Jan. 1; 95l. 9s. 6d. upon the Antigua Book C from 1690–1, Jan. 1, to 1691, July 1; 406l. 3s. 2d. upon the St. Christopher Book No. G from 1688, Dec. 24, to 1689, June 24; 286l. 12s. 8d. upon the Montserrat Book B from 1690, June 24, to 1690–1, Jan. 1; 50l. 12s. 11d. upon the Nevis Book B for same period; all which surcharges amount to 1,209l. 10s. 6d. and arose by the said Commissioners not taking the Duties upon goods shipped from the other Leeward Islands to Nevis and partly for goods shipped from one Leeward Island to another and partly for goods shipped from the Leeward Islands to Barbados. But the executors of the said Commissioners (who are all dead) have produced in explanation an order of Sir Christopher Codrington of 1689–90, Feb. 27, ut supra, p. 217, reciting that "at the request of the Assemblies and Councils of the respective islands and also at the request of the other inhabitants, there being no ships to carry their commodities directly for England whereby to furnish themselves with necessaries and provisions for their families and plantations and especially with arms and ammunition for the defence of our said Islands and without which supplies he was sensible that our said Colonies must run a great risque of being utterly ruined, he having then certain information that the French intended a sudden assault upon some of those said islands" and under the conditions, detailed in full, of the said order the said executors pray discharge of the said surcharges, producing certificates that the Leeward Islands have always been esteemed one Plantation and sloops and boats carrying from one island to another have always been esteemed as no other than coasters and that the said Commissioners do usually reside at Nevis and all the collectors are responsible to them. It is therefore hereby directed that accounts of the said Commissioners be passed and allowance therein made for the surcharges as above amounting to 1,209l. 10s. 6d. King's Warrant Book, XIX, pp. 104–6.
Aug. 4.Royal sign manual for 1,000l. to — Popple, Esq., secretary to the Commissioners for Trade, for incidents for the said Commission;
And 100l. to Baldwin Leighton as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Aug. 18 hereon). (Money orders dated Aug. 20 and 23 hereon). Ibid., p. 106. Money Book XIII, p. 185. Order Book IV, pp. 317, 319.
Same for 2,000l. to Joost Keppell, Esq., Master of the Robes, as imprest for the service of the Robes. (Money order dated Aug. 18 hereon). (Money order dated Aug. 20 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 107. Money Book XIII, p. 186. Order Book IV, p. 316.
[?]Warrant by the Lords Justices, England, for 1,000l. to William Armstrong, Lucy Armstrong, Mary Hull, Bodenham Rewse and Francis Stanyer to be distributed among them according to their own agreement: being the reward promised by Proclamation of Mar. 22 last for the arrest of — Counter alias Rumsey one of the conspirators. (Money warrant dated Aug. 18 hereon). (Money order dated Aug. 20 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 107. Money Book XIII, p. 187. Order Book IV, p. 319.
Aug. 4.Royal sign manual dated "at our Camp at Attree" to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant to Richard Owen, merchant, of the remainder of some bonds, to the sum of 689l. 14s. 9d. entered into by Richard Richards in 1685 and 1686 for Customs, ut supra, p. 222. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 111–2.
Treasury warrant to Mr. Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay 50l. to the mayor etc. of Lyme Regis for half a year to June 24 last on the annuity granted 1671, Dec. 22, for 21 years towards the repair of the pier commonly called the Cobb there. Money Book XIII, p. 176.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 20,000l. 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 by said Earl on credit of Exchequer Bills: to be forthwith paid over to Mr. Pereyra for bills of exchange which are to be sent by this night's post for the [corresponding] value to be furnished at Antwerp after the rate of 10 gilders per £ sterling towards subsisting the army in Flanders "but the said Mr. Pereyra hath undertaken to satisfy the same to the drawers of the bills as follows, to wit on the 18th of this instant 10,000l. and on the 25th 10,000l. more and not otherwise." Disposition Book XIII. p. 162.
Same to same to issue 10,000l. to said Earl upon the like order, out of the like moneys: to be paid to Mr. Floyer and Mr. Johnson for bills of exchange by them given for the [corresponding] value at Antwerp, at the above rate, towards subsisting his Majesty's forces in Flanders; to wit, 5,000l. thereof on the 10th inst. and 5,000l. on the 17th inst. and not sooner; according to an agreement made with them by the Treasury Lords. Ibid.
Same to same to issue as follows out of loans to be made on the credit of the 6,000l. per week appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: viz.
l.s.d.
to Mr. Blathwaite for the Clerks of the Council of Trade and Plantations1,13164
to said Blathwaite, Sir John Nicholas, Mr. Bridgeman and Mr. Coling, 250l. each [as Clerks of the Privy Council]1,00000
to Nath. Cox and Benj. Coling, 45l. 12s. 6d. each9150
2,222115
Ibid., p. 163.
Same to same to issue 1,200l. to the Earl of Portland out of loans to be made by said Earl on credit of the 600l. per week appropriated out of the Post Office; being for last June 24 quarter on his contract for the Gardens: and 2,800l. to Gasper Frederick Henning out of the like loans to be made by said Henning: to be in part of a debt due on account of the Gardens. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Neale to take especial care that the directions in the Act of Parliament and in the Treasury Lords' warrants for bringing the new money from the Mint to the Exchequer be exactly complied with and that none be parted with till it be specifically brought and told into the Receipt, except for the necessary charges of melting, refining and making the said new moneys. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 142.
Aug. 4.Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Francis Johnson, collector of Excise, shewing that he delivered to William Somes some 776l. of his collection of his Majesty's money, to carry same to Hoggesdon [Hoddesdon] in county Herts but Soams was robbed in the highway in Stevenage in the Hundred of Broadwater and petitioner prosecuted an action of Hue and Cry against the said Hundred and obtained a verdict against it at the Lent Assizes before Chief Justice Treby, it appearing that he was robbed near the Hundred of Cashio though plainly within the said Hundred of Broadwater; but the inhabitants of Broadwater in Easter term moved the Common Pleas to set aside the verdict on pretence that the robbery was committed in divisis hundredorum, viz. between the said 2 hundreds, and the Lord Chief Justice, to petitioner's great surprizall [ordered] that the defendant Hundreds should pay 520l. part of said 776l. whereby petitioner is become indebted to the King for the remaining 256l., besides 169l. expended in the suit: therefore praying to be allowed the said 2 sums and 15l. for his horse which was killed. Reference Book VII, p. 164.
Treasury reference to Mr. Ryley of the petition of Francis Dorington praying the repair of the lodge and out buildings thereto called Hanger Lodge [being the Lodge of Hanger Walk] of which he is keeper. Ibid.
Same to the Master etc. of the Mint of the petition of Jonathan Ambrose, melter of the Mint in the Tower, shewing that he has made an agreement for melting and refining the silver proceeding from the clipped moneys, yet is at a loss [therein] by the plate brought into the Mint and coined since May 4 last: therefore praying an allowance for same. Ibid., p. 165.
Treasury warrant to Sir Tho. Trevor, Attorney General, to consent to an amoveas manus for taking off his Majesty's hands from the estate of Edward, Viscount Preston, son and heir of Richard the late Viscount, being the estate which was seized into the King's hands on the said late Viscount's attainder "who being only tenant for life his Majesty's title to the same by virtue of the said attainder is determined": all on the petition of the said Edward and of Ann, the relict of the said Richard. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 161.
Aug. 5.Same to Mr. Neale, Master and Worker of the Mint, to pay (out of the disposeable money that shall be found in the Pix at the Trial thereof on July 16 last) 30l. to Thomas Hall as a gratuity or reward for advancing at the Treasury Lords' request in June last 1,300l. for the service of the country Mints on condition of being repaid out of the said moneys of the Pix: he having already been repaid the said 1,300l. out of the said moneys. Money Book XIII, p. 177.
Money warrant for 400l. to Bartholomew Fillingham, Thomas Hall, Phillip Ryley and James Dewy for half a year to June 24 last on their allowance of 200l. per an. each as Agents for bringing in of Taxes. (Money order dated Aug. 15 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 108. Order Book IV, p. 317.
Aug. 5.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 500l. to Sir William Trumbull for secret service: out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer. Disposition Book XIII, p. 163.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Knox praying 106l. 18s. 3d. due to his brother as a Captain in the Earl of Essex's Regiment of Dragoons as by an account stated by the Agent of the said Regiment. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 143.
Same to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes for their answer to the enclosed petition [missing] of Andrew Young complaining that he contracted with you for the ship Golden Boar of Dantzic and the appurtenances (condemned as prize) for 600l. which you refuse to receive or to give him possession of the said ship. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to grant a supplemental debenture for [half subsidy of] 3,000 poundweight of tobacco part of 34,800 poundweight exported by John Taylor of London, merchant: he having imported in April and June, 1694, several parcels of Virginia tobacco containing 34,800 lbs. and paid the subsidy inwards and entered same outwards for Rotterdam, 1694, Jan. 26, but on taking out his certificate (which is the foundation of the debenture) in order to pass his cocquet outwards the clerk omitted 3,000 in the certificate when in truth the whole was actually shipped: the Customs Commissioners having found from the books of the Collector Inwards that the said omitted 3,000 stands clear and not set off from the entry. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 277–8.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of the salt refiners of the city of Bristol shewing that at the time of the making the first Act of Parliament that laid a Duty on salt [they] have ever since traded in rock salt and refined the same in fountain water and not in salt water so that no increase of salt was made thereby; and being informed that they were not chargeable with any Duty for the salt so refined and also upon several informations exhibited against them by the Excise officers for recovery of the said Duty, having had judgments given for them against the King; and they also sold the same salt without any consideration in the price for the said Duty: but there is a clause in the Act which passed the last session [7–8 Wm. III, c 31] whereby all refined salt is charged with 1½d. per gallon and they are now charged with the said Duty on all the salt they have so refined since the making of the said first Act, although they are ready to pay the growing Duty for salt refined since May 17 last: therefore praying to be discharged the Duty on the salt refined before that date in regard they are not capable to make out what salt has been [so] refined and in regard of their not taking a price for their salt according to the said Duty. Reference Book VII, p. 165.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Simon Battersby et al shewing that he had authority from the Earl of Derby to buy cattle in the Isle of Man and that coming to Whitehaven they met with And. Huddleston collector of Customs there, who told them that the commodities of the said island might be imported customs free; that they entered into an open boat called the Patrick of Peel Town intending to go to the said island and the said Huddleston seized his money to the value of 248l. 10s. 0d. under colour that he exported it out of the kingdom. Ibid.
Aug. 7.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10,000l. to Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: 4,611l. 6s. 11d. thereof out of loans on the fourth 4s. Aid and 5,388l. 13s. 1d. out of loans on the Annuity Act: to be paid over to the Victualling Commissioners to enable them to put the ships now in Torbay, that are intended forthwith to cruize, into a condition to sail "by supplying the out-ports with provisions for that service." Disposition Book XIII, p. 164.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver at Whitehall for the Countess of Sunderland (on payment of Customs) the 3½ tuns and the quarter cask of Spanish wine on board the Ruby prize now lying at the Nore, which is directed to the said Countess. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 278.
Aug. 8.Money warrant for 50l. to Robert Shelmardine without account: for reward and for his charges for his service in coming over from Germany on purpose to make known the late hellish design of assasinating his Majesty. (Money order dated Aug. 10 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 177. Order Book, IV, p. 312.
Same for 45l. 12s. 6d. each to Nathaniell Cox and Benjamin Colinge for one year to 1695, Sept. 30, on their allowance of 2s. 6d. a day each as Keepers of the Council Chamber. Money Book XIII, p. 181.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 500l. to Thomas Neale, Master and Worker of the Mints, upon the order in his name for the service of the Mints: to be issued out of the Duties on Low Wines and Sweets: to be applied towards defraying the charge of erecting 5 Mints in the country, in the proportion of 100l. for each Mint. Disposition Book XIII, p. 164.
Same to Sir Charles Hedges to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. John Mitchell praying to be considered for his having taken 2 ships in the port of Plymouth whose lading were of French goods and thereupon condemned as perquisites of the Admiralty. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 143.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ James Paragnanath (Paragnanah) as boatman at Portsmouth loco Tho. Spott, dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 279.
Treasury reference to Auditor Aldworth of the petition of Augustin Fish, vicar of Gedney, county Lincoln, shewing that there is a pension of 40s. a year payable to the Crown out of the vicarage there which is in arrear for 5 years: therefore praying to be forgiven the said arrear on [condition of] paying the said pension for the time to come. Reference Book VII, p. 165.
Aug. 8.The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland. The Earl of Scarborough has represented to us that such use has been made of the King's letter of April last, supra, pp. 112–3, to you in favour of Miss Charlotte Sarsfeild as to endeavour the taking off the King's hands from the forfeited estate of Patrick Sarsfeild before the said Earl's debt [charged] thereupon be satisfied as directed by the King's warrant of 1694, March 28, supra, Treasury Calendar, Vol. IX, p. 554. We cannot but apprehend it was the King's intention that the said Earl should be first satisfied out of the said estate, and we supposed that debt had been accordingly discharged. But finding it otherwise we desire that a stop may be put to the doing anything further on Mr. [sic? Mris.] Sarsfeild's letter till that debt be paid off. If you think it necessary to have the King's pleasure further signified herein we will take care to send into Flanders to obtain the same. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 130.
Aug. 10.Money warrant for 200l. to Sir Samuell Moreland son of Sir Samuell for one year to 1689, Sept. 29, on the annuity granted to the said father and son by Charles II, 1670, Sept. 17, for the longer liver of them, which annuity the father assigned to his said son by deed, 1686, Dec. 6: [which annuity has been paid] to 1688, Sept. 29, and no further. (William Lowndes dated Aug. 11, to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same out of Tenths.) Money Book XIII, p. 180. Disposition Book, XIII, p. 164.
Aug. 11.Warrant by the Lords Justices, England, to the Treasury Lords for the payment of 200l. as follows, viz. 150l. to Lieut. Abraham Cookeley (Cookley), 40l. to Richard Morris and 10l. to Joseph Peirce being the reward offered by the Proclamation of Jan. 16 last for the arrest of Robert Feilding. (Money warrant dated Aug. 18 hereon). (Money order dated Aug. 20 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 108. Money Book XIII, p. 186. Order Book IV, p. 317.
Money warrant for 202l. 9s. 3d. to Simon Harcourt, Secondary of the Crown Office in the King's Bench, 152l. 9s. 3d. thereof in full of divers fees and other charges expended by him in the prosecution of sundry causes on behalf of the Crown in the Court of King's Bench, from 1692 Hilary term to 1693 Hilary term and the remaining 50l. for reward to him for same time. Money Book XIII, p. 178.
Same for 100l. to Sir Jno. Elwill, Kt., and Thomas Stawell, Receivers General of the third 4s. Aid in Devon: for their extraordinary service therein "and is at the rate of 10s. per cent. sent up in specie by the said Receivers, being clipt money and therefore could not be returned [sent to London by bills of exchange]. Ibid., p. 182.
Treasury warrant to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to pay or allow 600l. to Lambert Blackwell, his Majesty's Consul at Leghorn and Agent for Prizes there, for so much laid out by him for a vessel which he bought by order of the Duke of Shrewsbury for an advice boat to the Fleet in those parts; the repayment of which he has prayed out of two French prizes, ut supra, p. 198, and the King having by a royal sign manual of July 30 last inter alia directed 600l. to be paid or allowed to said Blackwell [out of said prizes which he is] "to sell and dispose of for his Majesty's best advantage."
Appending: said Blackwell's bill dated Mar. 3 last and allowed by the Earl of Shrewsbury the 12th [sic] inst.
cost and outset of a small vessel 45 tons burthen named the Velocila, Capt. Mathew Ernini, dispatched for the coast of Spain by Sir George Rook with advice of the Toulon Fleet's proceedings etc.
[lire]
first cost of said vessel, by the said Blackwell's letter to the Duke of Shrewsbury of Feb. 201,150
charge of corking, careening and tallowing320
sailmakers for 2 new sails and 14 hammocks for the men145
blockmaker's and cooper's account83
2 barrels of shot and powder66
ships chandler's account for compasses, colours and small stores115
rope maker's account for a new cable and stores230
paid the captain towards provisions for which he is to account80
2,189
l.s.d.
at 66 [pence] per £ [lire] "as exchange now comes from Leghorn" amounts to601196
Ibid., pp. 182–3.
Aug. 11.Money order for 458l. 18s. 3d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries delivered by him in Trinity term for the use of said Courts and for 142 days' diet [to himself] at 5d. a day from 1695–6, March 12 to Aug. 1 following. Order Book IV, p. 318.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Sir William Trumbull by way of advance the 500l. "lately directed to be issued to him" [? ut supra, p. 228], for Secret Service. Care will be taken that the order for the regular issuiug thereof shall be sent to you as soon as it can be despatched. Disposition Book XIII, p. 164.
Same to Sir William Scawen. My Lords have directed warrants for striking tallies for last quarter's deficiency of the Bank fund and for the sum of about 1,600l. which is demanded by a memorial you formerly presented. My Lords intend to adjust the loss the Bank sustained by last year's remises [remittances to Flanders] in order to the making an allowance. Please speak with me to-morrow. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 144.
[?]The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, enclosing copies of 2 informations which have been exhibited to the [Privy] Council here concerning the piracy committed by Capt. Henry Every and [his ship's] company in the Indian seas by which it seems probable that many of the said pirates are now in Ireland with their effects. Please order their arrest and the seizure of their effects for his Majesty's use. Ibid.
Aug. 11.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Jonath[an] Cooke as tidesurveyor at Weymouth loco Thomas Tonstall, deceased.
Thomas Rawson as waiter and searcher at Stockton loco James Grainge who is preferred to be surveyor at Newcastle. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 279.
Aug. 11.Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Thomas Harley of premises to add the item of mines and minerals in Cantermelenydd to the warrant supra pp. 209–210: at the former yearly rent of 15l. 6s. 5d. for the tolls etc. now in lease to Phillip Gough and of 10s. for the mines plus a royalty of a tenth: and with a proviso, ut ibid. concerning Francis Haynes's lease.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lord's signature [? Sept. 29] of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 163, 178.
Same to same for a same to George Tushingham of premises ut supra, p. 223, for 31 years on rents of 20s. and 20s. and a royalty of a tenth: with a clause for a grant of the arrears ut ibid.
Followed by: entry of the Treasury Lords' signature dated August 18 of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., p. 164.
Same to Philip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to set out, in Salcey Forest, 10 loads of timber unfit for the navy and sufficient dotards to produce 30l. in money for the repair of the lodge of John Sterk one of the keepers of said Forest, consisting of 5 bays of building and all set on fire and burned, ut supra, p. 220, by the deer stealers prosecuted by him. Ibid., p. 165.
Aug. 12.Money warrant for 294l. 0s. 2d. to Robert, Lord Lucas, Governor of the Tower, for the safekeeping of prisoners for one year, 1695, June 24, to 1696, June 24, as by 4 quarterly bills thereof (respectively, 46l. 3s. 9d.; 41l. 8s. 6d.; 70l. 16s. 3d.; 105l. 11s. 6d.) Money Book XIII, pp. 181, 186.
Same for 86l. to same for contingent charges within the Tower for same year. Ibid., p. 81.
Aug. 12 and 17.Money order for 20,000l. to the Excise Commissioners [out of new minted money] proceeding from clipped money of the particular branches of the Hereditary Excise and [Temporary Excise or] that part granted to his Majesty for life, which [two branches] are applicable to the payment of tallies of pro or assignment or other tallies in course.
The like order dated Aug. 17 for a further 20,000l. to same out of same. Order Book IV, pp. 314, 315.
Aug. 12.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to 10,000l. to Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be towards payment of wages to seamen: to be issued out of funds as follows, viz.:
l.s.d.
out of loans on the Duties on houses towards supplying the deficiencies of the clipped money on the following heads.
of loans on the fourth 4s. Aid4339
of loans on the Annuity Act492
of loans on the continued Impositions3167
out of new [minted] money.
of loans on the fourth 4s. Aid12294
of loans on the annuity Act93912
Disposition Book XIII, p. 165.
Aug. 12.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Peter Renew, Samuel Eyres et al shewing that they are interested in a parcel of Newfoundland fish and oil landed at Plymouth out of the Amity and in another parcel landed at Looe out of the S. Anthony both which vessels were taken and condemned and sold by the Commissioners of Prizes "in all which cases the officers of the Customs seem to insist on a Duty [on goods] which ought to go free": therefore praying that same may go free. Reference Book VII, p. 166.
Same to same of the petition of Micajah Perry shewing that by "their" factors at Pennsylvania about June, 1694, [they] loaded 169 beaver [skins], etc., at Pennsylvania in the Pennsylvania Merchant, Samuel Harrison, master, bound for London, which ship was taken by the French and carried into Bergen after which [petitioners having re-purchased same and] having an order [for same] to be delivered to their agents they [said skins] arrived at Amsterdam: therefore praying that same may be shipped for London without any further loss [in the way of seizure under the Navigation Act]. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports of the petition of John Barbott praying payment of 6,318l. 8s. 2d. due to him and partners for the hire of several ships for his Majesty's service in 1693 by charter party agreement with the Transports Commissioners. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Countess of Dorchester with the accounts and certificates thereto annexed by which it appears that 1,259l. 5s. 2¾d. has been paid by divers collectors into the Treasury of Ireland on account of quit rents which are contained in the grant made to her in 1685; which sum she prays may be forthwith paid back to her according to said grant and that if any other arrears of the said quit rents be similarly paid in hereafter they may be likewise repaid her from time to time. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 130.
Aug. 13.Warrant by the Lords Justices, England, to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 2,000l. to Sir William Trumbull, one of the Secretaries of State; for secret service: without account. (For the money warrant hereon see infra, p. 270, under date Sept. 25). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 103.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) order of the Lords Justices in Council dated Whitehall Aug. 6 inst. that the ships and vessels employed in the service of the Office of Ordnance be visited and searched by the Customs officers who are to be very careful in the search of such of them as carry gunpowder that no accident may happen and likewise not to delay the despatch of such ships and vessels to the disappointment of his Majesty's service: all on the report from the officers of the Ordnance read this day at the Council. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 279.
Aug. 13.Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: the like order in Council of same date made upon reading the report of the Commissioners of Transportation upon the Customs Commissioners' presentment concerning the searching of ships and vessels, employed in the transport service, carrying stores and victuals for the Navy. The Treasury Lords are hereby to give the necessary orders herein. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 280.
Aug. 14.Warrant by the Lords Justices, England, to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for taking in a further 300,000l. in loans on the Salt Act [7–8 Wm. III, c 31] at 7 per cent. interest, in continuation of the privy seal of April 30 last: the lenders to be at liberty up to Sept. 14 next to make such loans in clipt or diminished moneys or pieces of silver (of those which were lately current) by weight at the tale of 5s. 2d. per ounce. Further hereby 30,000l. is to be paid to Tho. Hall, Esq., upon account to pay such persons who shall so make their loans in clipped etc. moneys a reward of 6d. per ounce over and above the principal and interest as above: such reward to be paid to them at the time of making such loan: and also that the said Tho. Hall shall out of the money so to be imprested to him defray the whole charge of the recoining the clipt moneys [so to be lent] and replacing into the Exchequer 5s. 2d. in new money for every ounce Troy so lent as aforesaid. An exact account is hereby to be kept in the Exchequer of the deficiencies of the said clipt money, that is to say the difference between the tales thereof and the produce of the same at the said rate of 5s. 8d. per ounce. Such clipped money so lent is hereby to be melted and new coined into lawful moneys of the realm and to be placed in the Exchequer to the account of loans on the above Act and not to be diverted to any other use, intent or purpose whatsoever. (Treasury warrant dated Aug. 17 hereon to the Receipt accordingly. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Aug. 17. This warrant contains a money warrant clause for 30,000l. to Thomas Hall as above). (Money order dated Aug. 17 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 109–10. Money Book XIII, p. 184. Order Book IV, p. 316.
Treasury order for the renewal of a lost money order No. 1048 for repayment of 300l. lent by George Doddington, 1695, May 30, on the 300,000l. per an. of the Customs. Order Book IV, p. 314.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 3,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh out of cash now in the Exchequer arisen for [from] Bills of Credit [Exchequer Bills]: whereof,
l.s.d.
for Mr. Eyles in satisfaction of so much due on Mr. Hill's bills2,00000
to answer other bills of the said Mr. Hill's now due1,00000
Disposition Book XIII, p. 165.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to deliver (out of the tallies and orders in your hands for the Contingencies of the Army) 4,000l. to Patrick Lamb upon account for the Hospitals in Flanders. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 50l. to Robert Shelmerdine out of any disposeable money in the Receipt. Ibid.
Aug. 14.Same to same to issue 4,000l. to the Earl of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe: out of loans made by Mr. Bartho Burton on credit of the 6,000l. per week appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: to be for the furniture of Kensington Palace. Ibid., p. 166.
Same to William Blathwaite enclosing 5 warrants for the king's signature: viz. (1) for 100,000l. for the Earl of Montagu for the Wardrobe: (2) for Col. Lutterell: (3) for Major Delamar: (4) for Mr. Villiers and Mr. Hill: (5) for Lord Colepeper et al. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 140.
Same to Mr. Bridges enclosing the presentment [missing] from the Customs Commissioners on the opinions of the Attorney and Solicitor General touching the Duty on coals exported. Please take the opinion of other Counsel in this matter and attend my Lords therewith on Tuesday next. Ibid., p. 143.
Same to Mr. Pauncefort. My Lords expect you to comply with your promise for 5,000l. to be paid on Monday next towards the Irish arrears and that the 5,000l. which should have been paid last Monday be forthwith completed if not already paid. Ibid., p. 144.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Harrison, Cha. Savage and John Lambert, merchants of London, shewing that the ship St. John Baptist, Antho. Gonzales master, laden with wines, oil, sugar and other goods lately arrived from Portugal is seized at Gravesend by reason the mariners are Portuguese of which petitioners were ignorant: therefore praying that directions may be given not to prosecute for his Majesty's part, the petitioners paying the Duties due by law. Reference Book VII, p. 166.