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August 1696, 16-31

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'Treasury Calendar: August 1696, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 11: 1696-1697 (1933), pp. 237-253. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82717 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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August 1696, 16-31

Aug. 17.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to direct the payment of the 1696, June 24 quarter's salary bill of the outports: total, 5,624l. 1s. 3d. for established salaries and 557l. 15s. 0d. for additional salaries or 6,181l. 16s. 3d. in all. Money Book XIII, p. 183.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. I have read to my Lords your report of the 5th inst. on the information concerning fraudulent practices in the export of coals from Newcastle, for preventing which you propose for the future that the officers concerned therein be at least exchanged and removed to some other port. You are to present them for such exchange or removal as you think fit. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 144.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Richard Levings for a grant of the forfeited estate of Walter Tinte, county Westmeath, which petitioner now holds in custodiam. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 131.
Aug. 18.Money warrant for 66l. 13s. 4d. to Thomas Done for one year to Lady day last on his patent fee as one of the Auditors of Imprests. Money Book XIII, p. 178.
Aug. 18.Treasury warrant, dormant, to the Deputy Auditor and to the Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall for payment of the fee or salary of 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. to Henry Remfry as steward of several hundreds in county Cornwall and parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall: notwithstanding the omission of said fee in the patent of grant lately made to him of said office. Money Book XIII, p. 185.
Money warrant for 40l. to William Burton as clerk to the Agents for Taxes: viz. 30l. thereof for half a year's salary to June 24 last and 10l. for a messenger for same half year's attendance. (Money order dated Aug. 19 hereon). Ibid., p. 185. Order Book IV, p. 318.
Treasury allowance of the 1696, Jan. 24, quarter's salary bill of the Customs, London port: total, 5,808l. 6s. 4d. for established salaries and 121l. 5s. 0d. for additional salaries or 5,992l. 11s. 4d. in all. Money Book XIII, p. 186.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 97l. 6s. 8d. to Michael Studholme out of loans to be made by said Studholme on credit of the 6,000l. per week appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XIII, p. 166.
Same to same to issue 1,500l. to Cha. Godfry out of loans made in the name of Bartho. Burton on credit as above. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 66l. 13s. 4d. each to Brook Bridges and Thomas Done, Auditors of Imprests: out of such new money as shall be paid into the Exchequer for the proceed of clipt money received there on account of the revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 10,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Navy: to be issued out of loans on the Continued Impositions: and to be applied to the head of Victualling:
Also to issue to same on the like order the new money which is or shall be brought into the Exchequer for the proceed of 100,500l. which had been imprested to said Treasurer in clipt money and was repaid into the Exchequer [to be new coined]: which new money is intended to be applied to the same uses as was directed for the original 100,500l. as far as it will extend. Ibid., p. 167.
Same to the Navy Treasurer advising him as to the above 105,000l. Give my Lords an account of the said particular uses appointed as above and take care "not to apply any part of the said new moneys but by further direction of their Lordships." Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,000l. to me [Lowndes] for secret service: out of loans made by Mr. Bartho Burton, ut supra. Ibid.
Same to Mr. South. My Lords consent to your coming over to England about [your] private affairs "provided there be a quorum of your Commission at Dublin without you." Out Letters (General) XV, p. 145.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. In your presentment of July 18 last you laid before my Lords a memorial of Robert Williamson for preventing fraudulent practices in drawing back money by debentures. Having heard you and Williamson and the patent officers of London port thereon my Lords direct you to reconsider the said proposal and to report the best method of obviating frauds in the obtaining or paying of debentures. Ibid.
Aug. 18.William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwaite. The office of Comptroller of the Accounts of the Customs is void by the death of Mr. Gyles Lytcott. The business of that office and the salary annexed to it are very considerable as appears by the enclosed report [missing] of the Customs Commissioners. My Lords think it absolutely necessary for his Majesty's service at this time (as well with regard to the greatness of the public expense as the inconveniences which the revenue must suffer by the present scarcity of money) to reduce his Majesty's charge in every office where it may be done and are inclined to believe that this place may be supplied by one who hath been bred up in that office for less than half the [old] salary, whereby they hope to save 600l. a year or more and the service performed as well or better than ever it has been. My Lords desire you to make it their humble request to his Majesty not to dispose this place at present until they can recommend a person. Ibid., p. 149.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners for Henry Wolstenholm to continue to receive the Subsidy and Impositions on Plantation goods and for Sir John Shaw to take the charge of computing the same and to keep a due charge as well of the money as bonds upon the said Receiver: and for the other patent officers to keep a comptroll thereof as if received by Sir John Shaw: all on consideration of the proposals as in the said Commissioners' presentment of July 17 last concerning the receipt of the impositions on Plantation goods and Sir John Shaw's paper wherein he proposed to compute the imposts arising thereupon (so as that he is not charged with the receipt of the money) and to keep a due charge of both money and bonds. The said Commissioners are hereby to represent what is reasonable to be allowed to them [Wolstenholm and Shaw] for trouble and pains in this matter. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 281.
Same to same to direct the Customs officers, London port, to observe the instructions as follows with reference to the account of the Impost Duty on tobacco: as proposed by the said Commissioners.
Appending: the said "particular instruction"
(1) that from 1696, May 1, the patent comptrolls in London port take notice of the Impost Duty on tobacco distinguishing by several columns in their books the bonds from money paid, in order to cheque the receipt of the Collector Inwards for both, who is to be charged for the future with the accounts of this Duty "being by this Act made payable only by the importer and subject to the rates and methods of the Customs in the whole management thereof both as to the entry and the account."
(2) that at the end of every week the balance as well in bonds as cash be transmitted from the particular Receivers to the Receiver General [of Customs] that so the Comptroller General may charge him distinctly with both and that all debentures be paid by one hand.
(3) and for a more regular adjusting the weekly certificates and computing the exact sum chargeable with the particular Receivers, arising from the several Duties on the daily warrants (on the due examination whereof the whole trust of the comptroll at the Custom House terminates) it is recommended to the patent officers of the bench that they all meet every Saturday in the afternoon themselves or by their immediate sworn deputies to compare, examine and make up their weekly accounts, that the certificates thereof being regularly signed by all the proper comptrolls be a just voucher to the Comptroller General of the Accounts of the Customs to charge the respective Receivers with the sums particularly mentioned therein. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 281.
Aug. 18.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to insert on the establishment 20l. per an. for Thomas Moore, Surveyor of Yarmouth port, for the care of the warehouse there: by reason that said service was formerly paid by an allowance of 20l. per an. by incidents but the said Moore has behaved himself well therein and has otherwise well deserved of the revenue wherefore said Commissioners desire that said allowance may be established. Ibid., p. 282.
Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of a lease to John Gartrell at the nomination of John Congdon of a tenement in Tregrove alias Tregoffe, county Cornwall [sic for tenement called Tregoffe in the manor of Climsland Prior], ut supra, Treasury Calendar IX, pp. 1231–2, for 99 years terminable on the lives of John Gartrell, Mary his wife and Richard his brother: at 8s. 2d. per an. rent. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 165.
Same of same of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Nicho Guest of several lands and tenements in County Stafford being part of the estate of Joseph Simcox outlaw: at a rent of 2s. 8d. per an. and fine of 5s. 4d. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to fell 15 oaken timber trees (unfit for the service of the Navy) in the King's woods in the manors of Cookham and Bray in Windsor Forest or in the seven Hundreds of Cookham and Bray in county Berks and to deliver same to the Mayor, Bridgemasters and burgesses of Maidenhead for the better support and repair of the bridge there and is in satisfaction for the last 15 years past on the allowance granted in James 1st's letters patent of incorporation of 1604, Aug. 4, for such repair, viz. of three oaken timber trees every third year out of such woods as above: it appearing that said bridge is very ruinous and in decay and in great danger of falling and the said Corporation being very poor and not able to repair and new build the same without the help of the said trees which they have not had for 15 years past. Ibid., pp. 166–7.
Same to same to fell dotard and decayed trees (not fit for the Navy) in the Forest of Alice Holt, county Southampton, sufficient to raise 70l. 12s. 0d. for the repair of his Majesty's lodge belonging to the Walk called Old Close in said forest. Ibid., p. 167.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lambert Blackwell praying the benefit of the late Queen's letter for granting reprizalls to his father John Blackwell, Esq. for forfeited lands in Ireland taken away from him in August, 1660. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 131.
Aug. 18.Warrant by the Lords Justices, England, to same for a pension of 2s. a day to Jaspar de Lanalve on the Military List of pensions on the establishment of Ireland in consideration of his being disabled in his Majesty's service: to commence from June 1 last. Ibid., p. 132.
[? Aug. 18.]The Treasury Lords to same to direct payment of the arrears of the Earl of Inchiquin's entertainment of 20s. a day as Governor of Kinsale: said Earl having petitioned that for the future his said entertainment may be applied to the discharge of his quit and crown rents: which petition the King (on the late Lord Deputy's report) has not thought fit to grant but has directed the payment of the said arrears. Ibid.
Aug. 18.Entry of a Treasury caveat on behalf of the Lady Dorothy Bourk that no grant pass of any part of the estate late belonging to Col. Patrick Sarsfeild in Ireland until she be heard. Notice to be given to Mr. Carew, one of the Tellers of the Exchequer. Caveat Book p. 44.
Aug. 19.Money warrant for 250l. to Peregrine Bertie, Charles Bertie and Charles Osborne for 1696, June 24 quarter, on the annuity of 1,000l. granted by Charles II, 1678–9, Mar. 20, to them in trust for Bridget, Countess Dowager of Plymouth: same having been satisfied by tallies on the revenue of the Alienation Office until Lady day last but by reason of the Receiver of Alienations having lately paid into the Exchequer the produce of the said revenue which remained in his hands in clipt money the said annuity cannot be satisfied for the said quarter. Same is hereby to be satisfied out of the new money proceeding from the said clipt money. Money Book XIII, p. 187.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 500l. to Thomas Neale, Master and Worker of the Mint, on the unsatisfied order on his name for the service of the Mint: to be applied towards defraying the charge of the several Mints erected or to be erected in the country. Disposition Book XIII, p. 168.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial from the Resident of Denmark concerning the Duties demanded by the Customs officers for salt imported in the ship Old Crowned Hope together with the tonnage [Duties] for said ship: same being referred by the Privy Council to the Treasury Lords. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 145.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Don Diego James Cupelac secretary to the Spanish Ambassador shewing that "they" had consigned to him 49½ tons of Spanish, Navarre and Chicolins wines in the Noster Seniora de la Sumpsion, Capt. Bapt Orella commander, and received certificates with them that same were of the production of the said Spanish Navarre: therefore desiring that same may be delivered on payment of customs. Reference Book VII, p. 166.
Aug. 20.Treasury order to the Tellers (in the form of a money order) for the delivery and payment to the Receiver General of the General Letter Office of 9,000l. proceeding from the clipt moneys of his office which are applicable to the payment of tallies of pro or assignment or other tallies in course. Order Book IV. p. 319.
Aug. 21.William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint. My Lords have signified to the several gentlemen (who are nominated by them to receive the new money proceeding from the silver sent or to be sent down to the several Mints in the country to exchange for clipt moneys which shall be brought in at the rate of 5s. 2d. per ounce and 6d. an ounce by way of recompence) that the officers of the said Mints are to keep accounts of the deficiency thereof. Please give order to the said officers to keep fair entries in their books of the tale of the clipt moneys brought into the respective [said] Mints to be recoined and of the tale of the new money proceeding therefrom, to the end the said deficiency or difference between the same may appear. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 146.
Same to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes enclosing the report [missing] of the Customs Commissioners on the petition of Thomas Ward praying the King's share of 25 chests of prunelloes seized and condemned pursuant to the Act prohibiting trade with France. Please certify my Lords whether the prunelloes were sold at Cadiz and the produce of them applied to the King's service. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of Capt. Studholme estimating 466l. 18s. 6d. for the repairs necessary "for [the road through] Hyde Park and so to Kensington House." Reference Book VII, p. 167.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Pentire for renewal of lease of a tenement in the manor of Boyton, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Sick and Wounded of the petition of the executors of Capt. Wilmot praying payment of 344l. 6s. 2d. which he [Wilmot] disbursed for maintenance of seamen put sick on shore in Jamaica. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, enclosing like petition [missing] of Lambert Blackwell, ut supra p. 240: and shewing that he has found the Crown's title to certain [concealed] lands there to the value of 320l. per an. but the same not being passed in letters patent to him, he hath desired such further orders as may be necessary for passing same to him. Let us know if you have any objections thereto. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 131.
Aug. 23.Money order for 140,000l. to William Knight as imprest to pay the annuities, benefits and other payments to be made to such as shall voluntarily advance 1,000,000 on the Salt Duty Act [5 Wm. and Mary c. 7]," Order Book IV, p. 320.
Aug. 24.
o. s.
Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated "at our Court at Loo" to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to revoke the patent to Charles Villiers and William Shaw of the office of one of the two searchers at Gravesend and to grant the said office to said Villiers and Richard Hill or survivor as amply etc. as Henry, Earl of Clarendon, William Chiffinch and Martin Fowkes Esq. (in trust for Thomas Chiffinch) or any other their predecessors therein. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 117.
Aug. 25.
o. s.
Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated "at our Court at Loo" to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 100,000l. to the Earl of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, as imprest for the service of said Wardrobe. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 108.
l.s.d.
Royal sign manual for payments as follows, viz.
to Thomas Lord Colepeper as royal bounty10000
to Bernd. Granvill, Esq., for half a year's rent for Mote Park to June 24 last15000
to Thomas, Lord Raby (late Thomas Wentworth, Esq.) for his service as one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber for 3 quarters to Xmas last37500
to Robert Philips, Esq., as royal bounty10000
to William Fanshaw, Esq., as same5000
77500
(Money warrant dated Sept. 7 hereon). (Money order dated Sept. 15 hereon). Ibid., p. 115. Money Book XIII, p. 189. Order Book IV, p. 323.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans made by Mr. Bartholomew Burton on credit of the 6,000l. a week appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, viz.:
l.s.d.
to Joost Keppell Esq., Master of the Robes, see supra, p. 2272,00000
to the Lord Privy Seal on his fee of 4l. a day in lieu of diet1,46000
to ditto in lieu of his fee of 365l. per an. payable out of the Customs; the [said] Customs being [now] appropriated36500
2,82500
Disposition Book XIII, p. 168.
Same to same to issue as follows out of the same loans:
l.s.d.
to Daniell Sellwyn et al for apprehending William Berkenhead1,00000
to Thomas Ladds et al for apprehending Sir John Fenwick50000
to William Armstrong et al for apprehending Counter alias Rumsey1,00000
to Abraham Cookely et al for apprehending Rob. Feilding20000
2,70000
Ibid., p. 169.
Same to the Treasurer of the Navy. My Lords desire that out of the new [coined] money in your hands (of the proceeds of the 105,000l. which you paid back into the Exchequer to be re-coined and issued to you again) you will apply 40,000l. for wages to the men now going out in the Straits Squadron. Disposition Book XIII, p. 170.
Same to Willfreind Phillips. I read to my Lords your letter of yesterday but they look upon what you allege therein as trifles and delays. Unless by Saturday next you pay the purchase money for Sir Jno. Freind's estate according to your agreement with my Lords they will think themselves at liberty to dispose of it to such others as shall be the fairest bidders. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 146.
Aug. 25.Treasury reference to Thomas Hall, First Secondary in the King's Remembrancer's Office, of the petition of John Baber, Shreeve Paynton and James Pavey proposing their securities detailed as trustees for the office of Receiver [of Crown Revenues] for South Wales loco Bevis Lloyd. Reference Book VII, p. 167.
Royal warrant dated "at our Court at Loo" to the Lords Justices, Ireland, for an account to be forthwith stated of what remains due from Walter Delamare on the custodiam of lands in Ireland as granted to him under the late Queen's letter of 1692, April 1, and to cause same to be allowed him in part payment of debt as follows; and to obtain from the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, their opinion what allowance will be reasonable to be made to him in consideration of the remainder of said debt, viz. as a fine on a 21 years' lease to be passed to him of the said custodiam lands: and thereupon to pass a patent of such lease (except as to the lands granted to James Roach) from Lady day next subject to the payment of the quit rents and crown rents formerly payable thereout and such further part of the present reserved rent of 443l. 10s. 0d. per an. as will remain after the deduction as above in consideration of the fine or debt [of] 90l. per an. for the said lands granted to the said James Roach and of the yearly allowance of 80l. per an. for his [Delamar's] maintenance: all by reason that the said letter of the late Queen directed such custodiam grant to said Delamare as above and further directed an account to be stated of what pay remained due to him and his Troop for the time he served the King and just satisfaction to be forthwith made him: whereupon lands as follows were granted to him at the full improved rent of 443l. 10s. 0d. per an. for 3 years expiring at Lady day next: and further by the King's sign manual of 1695, Aug. 11, the King released 80l. per an. of the said rent towards the maintenance of the said Delamar: and further the said Delamar having by petition set forth that the account of pay due to himself and his Troop was stated and allowed by the Commissioners of Accounts there to be 719l. which in regard of the lowcondition of the King's revenue there could not be paid him: wherefore he prayed a lease with allowance of deductions as above: which petition the King reflecting upon petitioner's greatservices is pleased to grant on the report of the Attorney General and late Lord Deputy of Ireland.
Appending: schedule of the lands set to Major Walter Delamare.
county Waterford: Tournore, Scartlea alias Stonehous, Tighroe, Glen, half Knockinferane, Parkbeg: in all 90l. per an. rent: [forfeiting] proprietor James Everard: former tenant Edmd. Reynall: "since passed in patent to one Roach who swam to Derry in the time of seige."
county Roscommon: Moyne, Rathmaegbrachn, Rooaun alias Ballintobber, Rathnaluleagh, Ballymagoother, Keelty, Barnagh, part of Laragh and Ross: in all 40l. per an. rent: [forfeiting] proprietor, Terence Dermott: former tenant Henry Sandford: Carrowgarve, Ardkeenan, Corbally in Ardkinagh, Clooncullaan, Rooney, Armaghbegg, Cloonsreane, Bunnamucka, Carrowcaragh, Drinaun, Kencorn, Momoragh, Cloonshannagh, Carrowbane, Lussogh, Corcreagh, Cloonemukane, Carrownegleragh, Derowen, Ardnagowna, Kinardmore, Kinardbeg, Carrowkeel; total rent 70l. per an.: forfeiting proprietor, Christopher Nugent: no former tenant, same being waste "till set to Major Delamar from 25th Mar., 1694 [sic]": incumbrances thereon: a mortgage of 400l. to one Richard Plunkett; another mortgage of 200l. to Robert Goldsmith; another of 100l. to John Cury; another of 30l. to Thomas Lacy; another of 120l. to Col. Fran. Nangle and a rent charge of 10l. per an. to Major Gardnangle.
county Meath: Derrypatrick: rent 105l.: [forfeiting] proprietor, Christopher Nugent: incumbrances, 35l. per an. to widow Elenor Plunkett as her thirds.
county Dublin: a half and a third of a moiety of Abbotstown and part of Blanclorstown: rent 62l. 10s. 0d.: [forfeiting] proprietor, Edward Sweetman: former tenant, Hopton Scott.
county Wexford: Coole Ballaghkeen and Inicknock: 76l. per an. rent in all: [forfeiting] proprietor, John Itchingham: incumbrances, 17l. 10s. 0d. per an. extended out of this and payable to widow Thorold who had a judgment for 100l. which is almost if not fully satisfied, (total rent, 443l. 10s. 0d. per an.: total of deductions of land passed to Roach and incumbrances and quit rents, 312l. 16s. 3¾d. per an. leaving only 130l. 13s. 8¼d.) Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 133–5.
Aug. 25.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated "at our Court at Loo" to the Lords Justices, Ireland, for a grant to Col. Henry Lutterell of the forfeited estate of Col. Simon Lutterell in Ireland (of which a custodiam was directed for the said Henry by the sign manual of 1694, April 24, Treasury Calendar IX, p. 600) to be held by him and his heirs for ever in free and common socage as of the castle of Dublin: with a clause that in case Henry Lutterel do not in his life time by his last will and testament or by legal conveyance dispose of the manors as therein the same shall immediately from his decease descend to the next heir of the said Henry exclusive of Simon Lutterel and all others attainted as therein and that all gifts, or conveyances which the said Henry shall make to the said Simon shall be null and void: all by reason that the said Henry has petitioned praying a grant of the said estate to him and his heirs for ever pursuant to a promise made to him by the Earl of Athlone upon the surrender of Limerick and pursuant to the directions formerly given by the King, to have the same secured to him by proviso in an Act of Parliament to be passed in Ireland relating to forfeitures: which petition has been reported on favourably by the Attorney General, Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 140–1.
Aug. 26.
(Sept. 4 N. S.)
Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated "at our Court at Loo" to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to pay 5,012l. 13s. 5¼d. to Capt. Godfrey Richards, late Purveyor of the Train of Artillery in Ireland, upon account of purveyance to the said Train as by an account stated and allowed by the Commissioners of Accounts there, a great part of which is owing to several persons in Ireland: in accordance with the report dated July 4 last from Sir Charles Porter then sole Lord Justice of Ireland on the said Richards' petition wherein the said Porter reports that he has nothing to object to the said payment but "the same" [petitioner's office] not being upon the establishment of Ireland the payment could not be charged upon the money given by the Parliament for satisfying the arrears of the army nor upon the constant revenue of Ireland without the authority of a royal warrant. It is hereby to be paid out of the revenue of Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 136.
Aug. 26.
(Sept. 4 N. S.)
Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated "at our Court at Loo" to the Lords Justices, Ireland, for a lease or custodiam of lands as follow to Brigadier William Wolsely for 3 years from date hereof under the yearly rent of 609l. and the quit and crown rents formerly payable out of said lands: it appearing from a letter of the late Lord Deputy, dated Sept. 24 last [1695], that the said Wolsely brought to him the King's letter of 1694–5, Feb. 20, for a grant to him of a custodiam for 3 years of lands as in a schedule thereto to the clear yearly value of 1,000l. above charges and reprizals but when the said Lord Deputy came to examine the state and condition of those lands he found that the King had before disposed of most of them and some of them so encumbered with debts that the Brigadier has passed a custodiam only of 2 of the said estates to the yearly value of 371l.: wherefore the Brigadier presented to him a further schedule of forfeited lands as below to make up the deficiency of the 1,000l. [per an.] intended by the King to be granted to him, which schedule the late Deputy referred to the Commissioners of Forfeitures who reported the value to be 609l. per an. and the Solicitor General, Ireland, has reported that a grant thereof may be made.
Appending: said schedule.
county Limerick. Gortnatubridge and other lands in the barony of Connello; 2,000 acres; 60l. value as set by the Court; quit rents, 28l. 7s. 6d.; clear rent, 31l. 12s. 7d.: being forfeited lands of Sir John Fitzgerrald indicted and outlawed.
county Cork. Lisheens, etc., in Barretts Barony, 755 acres; 178l. rent by the Court; 11l. 9s. 3d. quit rents; incumbrance, 115l. per an. mortgage to Sir John Meade; clear rent, 51l. 10s. 9d.: being forfeited lands of Col. John Barret indicted and outlawed.
Waterford county and city: Cullen, etc.; 761 acres; set by the Court, 68l.; quit rent, 21l. 5s. 9¾d.; incumbrance 50l. per an. jointure to widow Briver; clear rent, 5l. 14s. 2¼d.: being forfeited lands of Fran. Briver indicted and outlawed.
county Wexford: Polehore in Shelmallere Barony: 223 acres; set by the Court, 30l. 10s. 0d.; quit rent, 4l. 10s. 3¾d.; clear rent, 25l. 19s. 8¼d.: being forfeited lands of Geo. Hoare indicted and outlawed.
Ballinamona in Balaghkeen Barony: 500 acres; set by the Court at 74l.; quit rent, 10l. 2s. 5¾d.; clear rent, 63l. 17s. 6¾d.; being forfeited lands of Ja. Gilligan, died in rebellion.
county Dublin: Gallanstown in Newcastle Barony; 137 acres; set by the Court, at 50l.; quit rent, 2l. 15s. 5¾d.; incumbrances, 400l. judgment to Ad[a]m Swift, 630l. to David Parry, 20l. annuity to Ch. Byrne; clear rent, 9l. 14s. 6¼d.; being forfeited lands of Ja. Talbot, indicted and outlawed.
Damastown in Castleknock Barony; 100 acres; set by the Court at 30l.; quit rent, 2l. 0s. 5¾d.; incumbrance 120l. judgment to J. Carter; clear rent, 12l. 19s. 6¼d.; being forfeited lands of Rich. Crump, indicted and outlawed.
county Louth: half of Great Haggardstown; 573 acres; set by the Court at 55l.; quit rent, 11l. 2s. 2¾d.; incumbrance, 10l. per an. to Ja. Tysdall, Esq.; clear rent, 33l. 7s. 9¼d.; being forfeited lands of William Talbot, indicted and outlawed.
two-thirds of the rectorial tithes of Hallany [? Hamlinstown] in Ferrard and Athardee [Ardee] Baronies with the glebe land part in Monaghan county; set by the Court at 42l.; quit rent, 4l.; clear rent, 38l.; being forfeited by Mortagh Magennis, indicted and outlawed.
part of great wood in Ferrard Barony; 166 acres; set by the Court at 30l.; quit rent, 3l. 7s. 4¾d.; clear rent, 25l. 13s. 4¼d.; being forfeited lands of Tho. Fleming, indicted and outlawed.
county Meath: Tankardsrath in Morgallion Barony; 163 acres; set by the Court at 23l.; quit rent 3l. 6s. 0d.; incumbrance 80l. mortgage to Geo. Darcy; clear rent, 11l. 14s. 0d.; being forfeited lands of Patrick Plunket, indicted and outlawed.
Portlester in Skreen Barony; 90 acres; set by the Court at 26l.; quit rent, 1l. 16s. 5¼d.; clear rent, 24l. 3s. 6¾d.; being forfeited land of Patr[ick] Lea, indicted and outlawed.
Gibbonstown in Demyfore Barony; 156 acres; set by the Court at 15l. 12s. 0d; quit rent, 3l. 3s. 2d.; incumbrance, 55l. mortgage to Mr. Wade; clear rent, 6l. 18s. 10d.; being forfeited lands of Edw. Plunkett, indicted and outlawed.
county Kildare: Ballinderry in Carbury Barony; 220 acres; set by the Court at 33l.; quit rent, 4l. 8s. 8¼d.; clear rent, 28l. 11s. 3¾d.; being forfeited lands of Daniell MacEagan, indicted and outlawed.
Hodgestown in Ikeathy Barony; 197 acres; set by the Court at 5l.; quit rent, 3l. 19s. 9¼d.; part in jointure to the widow who pays quit rent; clear rent, 5l.; being forfeited lands of John Sutton, indicted and outlawed.
King's county: the manor of Moyally in Kilcoursey Barony with Aghagurty in Ballybritt Barony; 1173 acres; set by the Court at 134l.; quit rent, 23l. 11s. 9¾d.; incumbrances, 200l. judgment for Christopher Horncastle, 400l. judgment to Tim Crane; clear rent, 50l. 8s. 2¼d.; being forfeited lands of Col. Richard Grace, indicted and outlawed.
Queen's county: the moiety of Kilbrican with the sub-denominations in Upper Ossory Barony; set by the Court at 52l.; quit rent, 24l.; clear rent, 28l.: being forfeited lands of Sir Patrick Trant, indicted and outlawed.
Ardmanagh county: Drumhirk in Oriar Barony; 486 acres; set by the Court at 16l.; quit rent, 6l. 9s. 9d.; clear rent, 9l. 10s. 3d.; being forfeited lands of Morto Meginnis.
county Wexford: Ballynestragh in Ballaghkeen Barony; 648 acres; set by the Court at 48l. 12s. 0d.; quit rent, 13l. 2s. 5d.; incumbrances; this is in jointure to the widow Talbot for life which being valued at 5 years' purchase amounting to 177l. 7s. 11d. the interest thereof will be 17l. 14s. 9d.; so the clear rent remaining is 17l. 14s. 10d.: being forfeited lands of William Talbot, indicted and outlawed.
county Meath: Moyrath in Lune Barony; 828 acres; set by the Court at 103l. 10s. 0d.; quit rent, 16l. 15s. 3¼d.; incumbrance, this is in jointure to the widow Nugent for life, which being valued as above amounting to 433l. 13s. 7¾d., the interest thereof will be 43l. 7s. 4¾d. and the clear rent remaining is 43l. 7s. 4d.: being forfeited lands of Sir John Nugent and Col. Nugent, indicted and outlawed.
King's county: the manor of Killaun in Eglish Barony; 1538 acres; set by the Court at 200l.; quit rent, 31l. 2s. 8¼d.; incumbrance, this is in jointure to the widows of Oliver and Nicholas Harbart for life, which being valued as above amounting to 843l. 16s. 6¾d. the interest thereof will be 84l. 17s. 9¾d. and the clear rent remaining is 84l. 9s. 6d.: being forfeited lands of Terence Coughlane, indicted and outlawed.
total clear rental, 609l. 7s. 9d. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 137–9.
Aug. 26.
(Sept. 4 N. S.)
Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated "at our Court at Loo" to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to pay 56l. as royal bounty to Bridgett Ellingworth, relict of Charles Ellingworth, who was physician and chaplain in Londonderry at the time that city was besieged: the said sum together with 50l. directed already to be paid her out of the treasure in England is to be in full of all pretensions to any arrears of pay to her said late husband. Ibid., p. 142.
Aug. 26.William Lowndes to Mr. Bartholomew Burton to pay as follows out of moneys in your hands for paying discount, reward and other charges about loans: viz. 229l. 2s. 8d. to Mr. Launcelot Burton for 2 per cent. reward on loans made by him on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, 165l. 16s. 5¾d. thereof for such reward on 10,000l. so lent by him, 1694–5, Feb. 19, and the remaining 63l. 6s. 2¼d. for same on 4,000l. so lent by him, 1694–5, March 18. Disposition Book XIII, p. 198.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 100l. to Col. Baldwyn Leighton out of the money of seizures that is or shall come into the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 169.
Same to same to issue 466l. to Thomas Lloyd on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Works: to be issued out of loans made by Bartholomew Burton on credit of the 6,000l. per week appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: to be paid over to Michael Studholme, Keeper and Guide of his Majesty's Roads, to defray the charge of repairing his Majesty's roads leading through Hyde Park and further to his Majesty's house at Kensington, according to an estimate approved by Sir Christopher Wren. Ibid., p. 172.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the lodgings in Whitehall of Lord Murray, his Majesty's High Commissioner for the kingdom of Scotland, to seal his goods in order to their transportation thither. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 147.
Same to Mr. Hayes. I read to my Lords your letter of the 24th inst. representing the want of several materials for the Mint of Exeter and by their direction have spoken to Mr. Hall about that matter. He assures me that Mr. Neale and himself took particular care to send most part of the said materials on the 17th inst. and that the rest were sent yesterday by the coach and will be with you by Saturday next.
As for the terms on which people may bring in their clipt money and plate, it is 5s. 2d. an ounce and 6d. more by way of recompense; to be paid, to wit for the clipt money immediately and an account to be kept of the deficiency, and for the plate as soon as the same can be melted and assayed. For this please refer to the instructions sent to Mr. Jno. Elwell. Ibid.
Aug. 26.Same to the Paymaster of the Works to pay the above said 466l. to the said Michaell Studholme. Ibid., p. 148.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to allow the compounding for parcels of coal stopped at Hull as follows: it appearing from the said Commissioners' memorial of the 5th inst. that on Treasury intimation as to frauds in the export of coals from Newcastle which happened to be discovered upon several ships that fell into the port of Hull and were there examined by the Customs officers, the said Commissioners sent over Ja. Housman, surveyor of Hull, to Newcastle to make enquiry into the behaviour and practice of the officers at Newcastle: from which it was learned that several Dutch junks and doggers which had laden coals at Newcastle and Sunderland for Holland, fell into Hull port, where the Customs officers believing upon a view of some of the ships that the cocquets which they produced from Newcastle and Sunderland did not contain by a very considerable difference the quantity of coals which seemed to be on board, they proceeded to unload and measure the said ships whereby it appeared that some of them had on board a fourth, others a third and some a moiety more of chaldron of coals according to the Hull measure than were mentioned in the cocquets: and thereupon the masters, in order that their voyage might not be interrupted, re-loaded their coals under agreement with the said officers to abide the determination of the Exchequer Court upon information of devenerunt for the 313 chaldron of coals for which there appeared no cocquets on board 43 vessels which at 18s. a chaldron amount to 281l. 14s. 0d.: whereupon a person who is concerned and appears for the said Masters has taken out licences from the Exchequer to compound this matter with the officers and they are now making an agreement the terms whereof usually are one third the value of the goods to the officers besides their charges and then the King's fine is rated in the same proportion: the said person also appears for [a further lot of] 315 chaldron of coals now remaining on shore at Hull under seizure being taken from on board some of the ships which at the same time fell under the examination of the officers, which are appraized at 283l. 10s. 0d.: but the officers allege that they have been at very extraordinary charge in the landing and securing this latter parcel of coals wherefore the said person relinquishes his claim thereto hoping that in the composition he is to make for the former parcel [of 313 chaldrons] he may be considered and the terms of the composition moderated from the usual proportion of a third to a less value.
Upon his so relinquishing his claim to the said 315 chaldron the officers are hereby to make such composition with him for the other parcel as the Commissioners shall think reasonable. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 282–3.
Same to same to establish Benjamin Herle, John Broughton and Phillip Bosisto (three of the extraordinary boatmen at Plymouth) as boatmen in fee there with the salary of 30l. per an. each according to the late regulation as by the Treasury warrant of April 24 last. Ibid., p. 284.
Aug. 26.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit the respective collectors in all and every the out ports to perform the service and to observe and pursue the methods contained in the annexed papers [missing] containing methods proposed by the said Commissioners for registering seamen; and at allowances as therein for their trouble. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 284.
Treasury reference to Nicholas Baker of the petition of Jos. Beverton shewing that the Lord Keeper lately acquainted him that the Lords Justices of England have had in debate the services done by petitioner to the Government and thereupon recommended to the Treasury Lords to provide for him either by a sum of ready money or some advantageous place. Reference Book VII, p. 167.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of premises (being some small things in county Radnor) in order to a lease thereof to Tho. Harley in trust for John Richards.
Prefixing: (a) note of said John Richards' petition: (b) said Surveyor General's report dated Aug. 20 inst. on said petition. This petition was referred to me in Feb. last but has not been further prosecuted till now, the petitioner being advised by counsel that a lease under the Exchequer seal would not enable him to try the King's title against a person that claims an inheritance in the greatest part of the lands therein, and the value thereof being not sufficient to defray the charge of a great seal. But he now desires that same may be granted with divers other small parcels in the same county whereof a lease is preparing for Thomas Harley ut supra, p. 234.
In 1664 Charles II granted to John Richards (petitioner's late father, who was deputy auditor of Wales) a piece of land called Closemaur, a meadow called Low Mead (Cowmead) and an acre of land thereto near Radnor Park in South Wales for 31 years from 1663, Sept. 29, at rents of 20s. and 12s. The piece of ground called the Castle Green, being the scite of the Castle of New Radnor, has been held by petitioner and his late father without any title but upon payment of 12d. per an.; and the other lands called Errowalls Wirglod are already included in the particulars prepared in order to Mr. Harley's lease ubi supra. I am informed that this petitioner never had possession of the first parcel called Close Maure, the same being enjoyed by one Wadely of Hereford who claims the inheritance thereof and received same from petitioner's father 20 years since. It was not noticed in the Commonwealth Survey in 1650 but was, with Cowmead, etc., a discovery of petitioner's father. The Cowmead has been formerly let at 3l. per an. and the scite of the castle which lay waste in 1650 was then valued at 40s. a year though this petitioner affirms he receives but a noble a year for it now.
The petitioner is to assist [assert] the King's title to Close Maur. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 168–9.
Aug. 27.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jno. Reynolds and Corn[eliu]s Dennis merchants, shewing that their agents at St. Sebastian shipped 30 tun of wine for England which is stopped in London port on pretence that the ship is not duly qualified: whereof petitioners are not to be judges but do verily believe that their agent was misled touching the English laws of Navigation: therefore praying a non pros and the rather because the Customs which they have paid will be more than his Majesty can possibly get of the condemnation. Reference Book VII, p. 169.
Aug. 27.Same to same of the petition of Giles Heysham, William Heysham and Thomas Duboys, Barbados merchants, shewing that by the Act for Tunnage and Poundage it is provided that if any goods (after payment of Customs) be taken by the enemy they shall be allowed to ship other goods, Customs free, to the like value; but that no such relief is provided in the case of the Four and a Half per cent. duty: that they (having sustained great losses at sea) have cheerfully paid all other Duties to the King but desire relief for such goods as are lost according to the usage of owners or mariners of ships who never expect freight or wages unless the ship and goods arrive safe at their port: therefore praying direction to the officers in Barbados that upon proof made before the Governor or Exchequer Court there of losses at sea they may be permitted to ship the same quantity of goods, Custom free, as have been lost. Ibid.
Aug. 28.Money warrant for 1,460l. to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, as Lord Privy Seal, for one year to March 26 last on his allowance of 4l. a day in lieu of the ancient diet of 16 dishes of meat. (Money order dated Sept. 3 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 188. Order Book IV, p. 322.
Same for 365l. to same as same for same time on his yearly fee hitherto payable out of the Customs in London port, which Customs are now appropriated by a late Act of Parliament: to be therefore payable out of the Exchequer. (Money order dated Sept. 15 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 188. Order Book IV, p. 322.
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 loans on Low Wines and Sweets: and to be reserved for such particular uses as shall be directed [by the Treasury Lords]. Disposition Book XIII, p. 170.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to reserve the abovesaid 20,000l., or Exchequer Bills for the same, for such particular uses as shall be directed. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 7,991l. 1s. 2d. to Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of loans on the Continued Impositions or out of loans on the Annuity Act. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 468l. 14s. 0d. to me [Lowndes] for secret service: out of moneys remaining in the Exchequer of loans on the Duties on Low Wines and Sweets. Ibid., p. 171.
Same to same to issue 20,000l. to Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of the new money of loans on the Annuity Act: and to be applied to wages of seamen. (Same to said Treasurer not to apply same otherwise than according to my Lords' directions in that behalf). Ibid.
Same to Mr. Pauncefort to attend my Lords on Monday afternoon next with an account what progress you have made with the Agents in raising the money promised for the Irish arrear: and that you use your utmost endeavour in the mean time to supply Sir William Gore with the last 1,000l. that was ordered some time ago to be satisfied him out of the money which you should so raise or procure. Disposition Book XIII, p. 171. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 148.
Aug. 28.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing letters and other papers [all missing] from Col. Nicholas, Governor of Maryland, relating to the illegal trading of several ships into those parts. Please do therein as you think most proper for his Majesty's service. Ibid., p. 147.
Same to Mr. Vernon. In answer to yours of the 24th inst. the presents designed for the Governments of Algier and Tripoly which were on board the Berwick have been taken on shore ever since May last and remain in the hands of Capt. Greenhill, Com[missioner] of the Navy at Portsmouth. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the following accounts and demands of the Bank of England relating to remittances by them made for the service of the army in Flanders.
Appending: note only of the said papers.
account of remittances to Flanders from 1695, May 24, to Dec. 20.
account current with my Lord Ranelagh.
account of credits furnished from 1695, Dec. 31, to 1696, April 21.
account of the million of florins paid in Flanders in June, 1696.
memorial of the Bank laid before the [Treasury] Lords, 1696, June 5: three first articles agreed to August 26.
account of 2,000,000 florins paid in Flanders in May and June, 1696. Ibid., p. 148.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to cause the tallies and orders now remaining in the hands of the Treasurer of the Navy for the appropriations of the officers of the Marine Regiments out of funds for the war in the year 1695 to be forthwith delivered over to the Colonels of the said Regiments or their agents. Ibid., p. 149.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte enclosing 4 warrants for the King's signature viz. (1) for Col. Wolseley: (2) for Capt. Godfrey Richards: (3) for Ellingworth: (4) for Col. Hallet. Ibid., p. 123.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Tho. Wall as collector, waiter and searcher at Aldeburgh, a member of Ipswich port, loco Jos. Hastings lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 285.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of divers Turkey merchants shewing that the Upton galley being lately arrived in London port from Scanderoon the Customs officers refuse to accept petitioners' entries unless they pay one per cent. [for Mediterranean Duty] more than the Duties of Tunnage and Poundage on pretence that the ship is not qualified as by the Act of 14 Charles II for Preventing Frauds in the Customs whereby the said Duty is payable on her lading notwithstanding she is "built for" 250 tons, carries 22 guns, built for 28 [guns] and was manned with 55 men: therefore praying that their entries may be accepted. Reference Book VII, p. 169.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. My Lords have read the petition of Matthew French of county Cork shewing that he was collector and customer of Kinsale port by patent for life and hath been employed in the revenue above 20 years but at the reduction of Ireland not being able to make timely application to the then Commissioners of the Revenue another was put into his place and hath continued there ever since: therefore praying some employment in consideration of his great sufferings. My Lords recommend him to you for some fit employment if you have no objection. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 133.
Aug. 31.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 192l. 10s. 0d. to Andrew Lawrence, 42l. 10s. 0d. thereof out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer and 150l. thereof out of loans made by Mr. Bartholomew Burton on credit of the 6,000l. per week of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XIII, p. 174.
Same to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes returning their report on the petition of the Earl of Romney and John Glover. Please reconsider same and certify my Lords what allowances are directed by Act of Parliament to be made out of ships taken as prize. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 149.