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September 1696, 1-15

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'Treasury Calendar: September 1696, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 11: 1696-1697 (1933), pp. 253-267. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82718 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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September 1696, 1-15

Sept. 1.Warrant by the Lords Justices England to the Treasury Lords for the issue of 30,000l. to William, Earl of Portland, Keeper of the Privy Purse: without account: for the use and service of the Privy Purse. (Money warrant dated Sept. 1 hereon). (Money order dated Sept. 8 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 112. Money Book XIII, p. 190. Order Book IV, p. 321.
Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated "at our Court at Loo" to Sir Joseph Herne, Kt., not to assign, make over or any ways dispose of the tallies and orders which have been put into your hands for 100,000l. (to wit 96,000l. thereof for the pay of our Forces in Piedmont and for 12 months' subsidy to the Duke of Savoy to Oct. 10 next and 4,000l. for the exchange thereof) which tallies now remain in your hands: the King having reason to apprehend the said Duke of Savoy "designs to relinquish and depart from our alliance and confederacy" wherefore the King thinks fit that the said tallies and orders being appropriated by Act of Parliament to the use of the war should be stopped and detained for such use as shall be directed. You are therefore from time to time to apply and dispose of same to such uses of the war against the French King as the Treasury Lords shall direct: whose warrant shall be your sufficient discharge. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 116.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 20,000l. to Edward Russell, Esq., on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of new money proceeding from the loans on the Act for enlarging the time for Annuities: and to be applied to such uses and services as my Lords shall direct. (Same to said Russell to so reserve said money). Disposition Book XIII, pp. 172–3.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to assign 10,823l. 12s. 0d. to Sir William Gore out of the tallies and orders in your hands for army contingencies, to wit 3,227l. 8s. 10d. thereof to complete 11,227l. 8s. 10d. for 40,000 Rix Dollars furnished by said Gore for his Majesty's service to the Elector of Brandenburg in May and June last at the rate of 28 schellins and 2 pence for the £ sterling: and 5,612l. 4s. 6d. for 25,000 Rix Dollars more [similarly furnished] to the Duke of Holstein at the like rate; and 180l. for Gore's own and his agent's provision and charges thereupon for discounting 3,000l. in Bank notes at 6l. per cent.; and 1,803l. 18s. 8d. for discount of 19,019l. 13s. 4d. in tallies and orders on the Continued Impositions and on the Act for enlarging the time for Annuities. Disposition Book XIII, p. 172.
Sept. 1.William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to cause the 80,000l. remaining in the hands of the Navy Treasurer in tallies and orders on the Continued Impositions to be applied to the payment of bills for wear and tear as they stand in course of payment on the Register in the Navy Office. Ibid., p. 173.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. Hasten your report concerning the losses which the Bank of England sustained the last year by remitting of money to Flanders. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 150.
Same to Mr. Clark to prepare a warrant to be signed by the Lords Justices, England, for paying 18,823l. 12s. 0d. to Sir William Gore to wit the 11,227l. 8s. 11d. for 40,000 Rix dollars and the remaining items ut supra. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Thomas Harley of premises ut supra, p. 250, for 42 years in trust for John Rickards [Richards], gent., at the rents of 1s. for the scite of Radnor Castle, 20s. for Close Mawr and 12s. for Cow Mead: the 20s. rent to begin from the date of recovery of Close Mawr by the said lessee.
Prefixing: particular of the premises and Surveyor General's estate. Close Maure in Glandestein was formerly in the tenure of Rice John ap Jenkin and now in that of James Price, late parcel of the lands of Gellei Merrick, Kt., attainted of high treason as appears by inquisition taken at Presteign, 1601, April 25, before Sir Henry Guildford, Kt., the same being near Radnor Park and assigned to the Constable of Radnor Castle for a fee. (The docquet, ut supra, p. 234, covers both sets of premises as in particulars supra, pp. 209–10, 250). Warrants not Relating to Money XV. pp. 170–2, 178.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities of Jno. Baber, Shreeve Paynton and James Povey, ut supra, p. 244, for the office of Receiver General [of Crown Revenues, South Wales] conferred on them by patent of June 16 last. Ibid., p. 173.
Sept. 2.Treasury allowance of the incidents bill detailed, of the Stamp Office for the quarter ended June 25th last: (total, 306l. 7s. 9¾d.). Money Book XIII, p. 189.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to pay (out of the money remaining in the hands of the Treasurer of the Navy) 2,000l. to the Treasurer of Sick and Wounded Seamen and Prisoners at War, upon account for the said prisoners: whereof 1,200l. to be placed to the head of Wages and 800l. to the head of Victualling. Disposition Book XIII, p. 173.
Sept. 4.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 300l. to Mr. Newton, Warden of the Mint: out of the new money remaining in the Exchequer arisen from loans on Low Wines and Sweets. Disposition Book XIII, p. 174.
Treasury warrant to Reginald Marriott, gent., to rate a contract for William, Earl of Portland [for the purchase of certain fee farms] and all such other contracts of fee farm or annual rents and other rents as are granted to the Trustees for Sale of Fee Farm Rents, whether same are in charge before the Auditors of the Revenue, the Clerk of the Pipe, or the Auditors of the Duchy of Lancaster: observing the Treasury Lords' directions thereon from time to time for the rating and auditing of the same. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 176.
Sept. 5.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 8,000l. to the Earl of Montague for the service of the Great Wardrobe: out of loans made by Bartholomew Burton on credit of the 6,000l. per week of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: and in case the [money] order which said Earl has will not bear the said sum my Lords desire that the excess thereon may be issued by way of advance; and the necessary orders for the regular discharge thereof shall be sent to you as soon as they can be passed. Disposition Book XIII, p. 174.
Same to same to issue 1,025l. 2s. 11d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of moneys arising by [Exchequer] Bills of Credit: and to be applied to the supplying of a week's subsistence to the four Regiments of Major General Stewart, Col. Coot, Major General Erle, Col. Northcot and Col. Trelawney, viz. 205l. 0s. 7d. each. Ibid., p. 175.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to apply (out of the tallies and orders in your hands) 774l. 17s. 10d. to clear the pay due to Col. Mathews as Brigadier General [to wit] to 1695, Dec. 31. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 20,000l. to Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of new moneys proceeding from the loans on the Act for Enlarging the Times for Purchasing Annuities: and to be applied to such uses and services as my Lords shall direct. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Wharton to forthwith pay in to the Exchequer the money remaining in your hands for the rent of licensed Hackney Coaches, whereof you are Receiver. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 150.
Same to Mr. Bickerstaffe. The Excise Commissioners have informed my Lords of the money owing by you for the Duties on salt. They desire you to hasten the clearing of your account or otherwise your bonds and securities will be prosecuted.
The like letter to Mr. Burrad (Berradd). Ibid., p. 151.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Elias Dirkson, master of the ship Friendship, shewing that he lately loaded wines at Corunna for Amsterdam but by the badness of the weather was forced into Tenby near Milford port where by the damage sustained his ship was adjudged incapable of proceeding any further, upon which the seamen haled her on shore and drew up a protest against the master, and petitioner being condemned to pay them their wages they left him and the ship in great distress; that upon an application to the Customs Commissioners he got leave to land the goods till the ship could be re-fitted but she proving incapable of being mended he was forced to hire a vessel [and laded her with said wine] which vessel on arriving at Bristol was seized as foreign built: therefore praying that the Customs officers be directed to restore the wines. Reference Book VII, p. 169.
Sept. 8.Warrant by the Lords Justices England to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for taking in loans on the Exchequer in general in clipt or diminished silver moneys till Sept. 29 inst. at the rate of 5s. 8d. per ounce Troy the said loans to be repayable as to one moiety thereof in milled money out of the produce of the said loan [sic for silver moneys] so soon as the same can be melted, assayed and recoined and brought back into the Exchequer, viz., in course according to the days of making the said loans but without any interest for the said moiety: the other moiety to carry interest at 6 per cent. to be payable quarterly until satisfaction of the principal which is to be payable in course according to the respective days of making the said loans. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 113–4.
Money warrant for 300l. to Isaac Newton, Esq., Warden of the Mint, as imprest for the charges of seizing and prosecuting clippers, counterfeiters and debasers of the coinage. (Money order dated Sept. 15 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 190. Order Book IV, p. 324.
Money order for 40l. to John Low and Peter le Neve, gent., Deputy Chamberlains of the Receipt, being 20l. each for Easter and Trinity terms, 1696, on their 40l. per an. additional allowance of fee in respect of extraordinary service in sorting and ordering the records foreign and domestic in the Treasury [of the Receipt] at Westminster. Order Book IV, p. 321.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,000l. to Thomas Neale on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Mint: to be issued out of the new moneys proceeding from the loans made in clipt moneys on credit of the Duties on Low Wines, Sweets, etc. Disposition Book XIII, p. 176.
Same to said Neale to pay 583l. as follows out of the abovesaid 10,000l. viz.:
l.s.d.
to John Jones in full for a press and the charges of bringing same out of Wales to the Mint8300
to the use and service of the Mint in London50000
58300
Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to pay to the Victualling Commissioners for the service of the squadron designed for the Straits, 8,000l. out of the money reserved in the hands of the Navy Treasurer for such uses as my Lords should appoint. Ibid.
Sept. 8.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 20,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy on the unsatisfied order in his name: to be issued out of the new moneys proceeding from the loans made in clipt moneys upon the Act for Enlarging the Times of Purchasing Reversionary Annuities and from loans on the credit of the Continued Impositions. This sum is to be reserved in the said Treasurer's hands for such uses of the Navy as my Lords shall particularly appoint.
In the margin: Annuity Act 16,086l. 4s. 1¾d.; Continued Impositions, 3,913l. 15s. 10¼d.: in all 20,000l. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 300l. to Nicholas Baker for Crown Law charges: out of any disposeable money in the Receipt. Ibid., p. 177.
Same to same to issue 80,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the order in his name for the service of the Forces: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on credit of tallies and orders on the Salt Act at 7 per cent. interest. Of this sum 30,000l. is to be for such uses as my Lords shall appoint and 50,000l. is for remittances into Flanders by the Bank of England. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners for [the Duties on] Marriages, Births and Burials, for county Durham. We are informed that you have not as yet caused duplicates of the assessments for the last year, 1695, for Norham[shire] and Islandshire in your county to be delivered to the Receiver General [of your county for said Duties]. We earnestly desire you to take care that same be done with all convenient speed so that he may be enabled to clear his accounts. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 151.
Same to the Queen Dowager's Council. The Earl of Holderness has petitioned us showing his title to the office of bailiff and steward of the franchises and liberties of the Fee of Richmond and of steward, master forester and "chief keepers" of the forest within same with the allowance of 50l. 6s. 4d. per an., etc., ut supra, p. 140. On reference thereof Auditor Aldworth has reported the truth of the said petition and that payment of the fee should be made as provided in the Queen's jointure grant. We desire you to order the proper officers to pay the said fee accordingly for the future and the arrears thereof. Ibid., p. 152.
William Lowndes to Mr. Vernon. My Lords sent to Sir Joseph Herne who comes to town to-morrow when he will attend the Treasury and their Lordships will endeavour to get the tallies out of his hands to be applied to the service of the Forces in Piedmont: which is all their Lordships can say at present; desiring you to acquaint the Duke of Shrewsbury therewith so that his Grace may make what use he pleases of this intimation in case he shall think fit to write to my Lord Galway. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 153.
Same to the Commissioners for Managing the Duties on Glass, etc., enclosing papers relating to Mr. Autho Hoyle one of their officers.
Appending. note only of said papers (1) a letter from Sir William Lowther about the said Hoyle; (2) an information against said Hoyle. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Capt. — Jordain as a riding surveyor extraordinary at Folkestone "with the usual salary of a riding surveyor in ordinary which you are to cause to be paid to him by way of incidents until he shall be otherwise provided for." Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 285.
Sept. 8.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to direct the respective collectors of the outports and also the Customs Cashier to pay to the officers concerned 2,341l. 17s. 0d. for the management of the late Duty arising on the tonnage of ships and vessels from 1695, June 1 to 1696, May 17, when that Duty determined: all on the memorial of the said Commissioners of Aug. 19 last and in accordance with the Treasury warrant of 1695, July 9. Ibid.
Same to same to cause the duties to be taken upon coals exported beyond sea according to the Act of 6 & 7 Wm. III, c. 18, until the expiration of the term of 5 years therein mentioned and to restore to the merchants the overplus of the money by them deposited over and above the said Duty "until this matter [as follows] should be settled": all upon the said Commissioners' presentment of Aug. 1 last upon the question whether the Duty laid by the said Act [imposing a duty of 10s. per chalder on coals exported in foreign bottoms and of 3s. per chalder on coals exported in English bottoms) be still in force or that the Duty ought to be collected according to the Act of Tunnage and Poundage of 12 Car. II; on which question the Treasury Lords have received the opinion of several learned. Counsel that the Duty ought to be levied only according to the said Act of 6 & 7 Wm. III during the continuance of that Act. Ibid., p. 286.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of the late tidesmen in fee [in the] seventy and thirty [lists respectively] shewing that having been admitted tidesmen as aforesaid in London port they have for several years served the Crown, some 7, 8, 15 and 18 years, notwithstanding which they are left out of the late settlement of the officers of the Customs and others that were [not] put in any list before are placed in their rooms: therefore praying that they may have such employments whereby they may maintain themselves and their poor distressed families. Reference Book VII, p. 170.
Same to same of the petition of John Vernon shewing that he became debtor to the King in 608l. 16s. 7d. at Beaumaris port for new impost on tobacco, whereof 498l. 11s. 10d. remains undischarged and by reason of great losses he is utterly uncapable to pay the same; therefore praying for the debt to be remitted. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Bartho. Lee shewing that one Antrobus a landwaiter in the Isle of Man, is to be removed thence at Michaelmas next: therefore praying for the said place when vacant. Ibid.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of Jno. Nelson, gent., praying payment of 1,006l. 5s. 0d. drawn upon the said Commissioners by bills from New England for supply of his Majesty's ships there. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to Mr. Blathwayte. As soon as we received the King's pleasure signified in yours of the 4th inst. concerning a proposition for converting the money lately brought into the Exchequer upon pretence [on the head] of the Land Tax (the fourth 4s. Aid), over and above what has been really paid by the people, to such uses as are most pressing and necessary for the support of the Government we immediately entered into the consideration thereof, conferring (as we were commanded) with the Lords Justices thereon: and have endeavoured to inform ourselves whether such a conversion of the money be lawful or (if it were so) whether the execution thereof would be found possible. The following difficulties have plainly occurred to us, which we desire you to represent to the King.
By the Act for the fourth 4s. Aid the moneys coming in thereby are made liable to satisfy lenders in course, to wit firstly for about 382,776l. which had been lent on the last year's Annuity Act and the interest thereof: secondly for above 900,000l. which had been lent on the Exchequer in General for the service of the war and the interest thereof: and lastly for the principal and interest of loans on the Land Tax itself amounting to above 500,000l. more; [all] without giving any undue preference or diverting or misapplying any part of the said money to any other use whatsoever under very great penalties.
By the Act for remedying the ill State of the Coin "we were enjoined" to tell and weigh all the clipped moneys coming in upon any tax, aid, etc., before June 24 last, and to keep accounts and to cause all silver thereof to be recoined: and all the new moneys proceeding therefrom (except the necessary charges) are to be replaced to the proper funds and are to be issued, so far as they will extend, instead of the clipt moneys, for the payment of principal, interest and other uses to which the clipt moneys were appropriated under the like penalties.
The sums paid into the Exchequer expressly upon the said Aid before June 24 amounted to 1,384,712l. 6s. 1d. in clipt moneys according to the records of the [Exchequer] Court and the Receivers had their tallies for the same and a considerable part of the silver thereof is re-coined and actually issued to the lenders. And those standing next in course are in daily expectation of the new moneys proceeding from [produced or new coined out of] the rest [of the said clipt moneys] as fast as it is coined. The disappointment of these persons by transferring any part of this new money to another head and use would not only be adjudged in law an apparent breach of the appropriation, subjecting the officers to great penalties, but would occasion a violent clamour from the numerous claimants and tend to the utter ruin of all credit in the Exchequer by [way of] future loans.
Although there is great reason to believe that a considerable part of the said 1,384,712l. 6s. 1d. was not bona fide collected from the people, who had time only till the 4th of May to pay the whole year's tax or any part of it in clipt money, and although we have had and still have good cause of suspicion that many particular persons by the indirect practices of Receivers, collectors and others have found means to get their clipt money (which hath no ear mark to distinguish it from the rest) into the Exchequer with a prospect of being refunded in good money out of the subsequent collection of the tax, yet we cannot think ourselves authorised to alter the records of such payments made at the Exchequer, nor are the tallies for the same within our power. Howbeit we thought it proper about 2 months ago to cause letters to be sent to the [Assessment] Commissioners in the several counties of England and Wales to inform us of the real sums collected from the subject in every place before May 4 last and have received answers from the Commissioners of divers counties the most of which we find to be very imperfect. But if the informations given us by the Commissioners' letters were never so exact yet we humbly conceive there could be no ground for us to determine a matter (wherein property is concerned) against the lenders in course or to transfer such sums as have been overpaid (supposing they were known) to the credit of the Exchequer in general. Such transferences have never been made in the Exchequer, and (as we think) never can be, without an Act of Parliament or the consent of the parties, whose names in this case (though they may be very numerous) are concealed from us.
The giving of time for the payment of the rest of the tax other than the days limited by the Act of Parliament [for the said 4s. Aid] will be derogatory to the same Act in many things thereby authorised or appointed to be done within the certain days thereby prefixed and may be a precedent of dangerous consequence. We cannot see how the duties of the Commissioners, Receivers, Collectors or others enjoined by the Act in such case could be dispensed with or altered and (as to ourselves) it would in all likelihood be construed the hindering of the actual payment of the money into the Exchequer.
Upon the whole matter we think it our duty on this occasion humbly to offer our opinions that the proposition in its nature tends to create great confusion both in the Exchequer and in the collection of the tax and an irreparable discredit to the business of loans and we cannot apprehend how it is possible that any service to his Majesty or good to the public can be attained therefrom. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 174–5. Out Letters (General) XV. p. 153.
Sept. 10.Money warrant for 50l. 3s. 9d. each to the following Serjeants at Arms for half a year to 1695, Lady day, on their fee of 3s. a day and allowance of 2s. 6d. a day board wages: viz. Thomas Payne, Serjeants Williamson, Powell, Turst, Charnock and Lawson; and the like sum to Serjeant Templer for half a year from 1694, Nov. 11, to 1965, May 11. Money Book XIII, p. 191.
Same for 50l. to Richard Bentley for 1695 Lady day quarter's salary as Keeper of his Majesty's Libraries. Ibid.
Same for 62l. 10s. 0d. to Jno. Branch, Circuitor or Bailiff of Battles Walk alias Battles Bailiwick in Windsor Forest, for 1¼ years to 1695 Lady day on his allowance for providing for deer and increase of keepers' wages. (Money order dated Sept. 18 hereon). Ibid., p. 192. Order Book IV, p. 325.)
Same for salaries as follows to the officers of the Works for half a year to 1695 Lady day: viz.:
l.s.d.
Sir Christopher Wren as Surveyor General22163
William Tallman as Comptroller13139
Thomas Lloyd as Paymaster1850
John Oliver as Master Mason926
Matt. Banks as Master Carpenter926
Cha. Hopson as Purveyor618
William Dickenson as Clerk Engrosser3368
William Ireland as Master Glazier9146
Cha. Atherton as Serjeant Plumber926
Alex. Fort as Master Joiner2663
Rich. Stacey as Master Bricklayer4113
Jno. Grove as Master Plaisterer926
Grinlin Gibbons as Master Carver13139
Matt. Roberts as plumber at Windsor926
19126
Money Book XIII, p. 192.
Sept. 10.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to take in loans until Sept. 29 inst. on clipped moneys as by the privy seal of this day's date, supra, p. 256. Ibid., p. 193.
Money warrant for 50l. to Jo. Visc. Fitzharding for half a year to 1695 Lady day on his allowance as Keeper of the Mall in St. James's Park. Ibid., p. 194.
Same for 200l. to Eliz. Elliott for one year to same date on her annuity as Keeper of his Majesty's House and Wardrobe at Newmarket. Ibid.
Same for 100l. 7s. 6d. to Benjamin Grigg, a serjeant at arms, for one year to 1695, Dec. 8, on his fee and board wage allowance. Ibid.
Same for 100l. 7s. 6d. to Tho. Shirley for one year to 1695, Oct. 27, on same as a same. Ibid.
Same for 97l. 10s. 0d. to John Warner for 3¼ years to 1695 Lady day on his salary as Master of his Majesty's barges. Ibid., p. 195.
Same for 100l. to Charles, Earl of Dorest and Middlesex, Chief Ranger and Keeper of Greenwich Park, for one year to same date on his allowance as by the privy seal of 1691–2, March 24, for paying of keepers' wages and satisfying other disbursements in the said park. (Money order dated Sept. 18 hereon.) Ibid., p. 195. Order Book IV, p. 325.
Same for 260l. to John, Earl of Bath for 3¼ years to 1695 Lady day on his fee or salary as Housekeeper at St. James's. Money Book XIII, p. 195.
Same for 136l. 17s. 6d. to Lawrence, Earl of Rochester for 1¼ years to same date on his fee of 6s. a day as Keeper of New Park at Richmond. Ibid.
Same for half a year's salaries to same date to the King's Heralds and Pursuivants at Arms as follows, viz.:
l.s.d.
Sir Thomas St. George, Principal [Garter] King at Arms5000
Sir Henry St. George, Charencieux, King at Arms2000
Sir John Dugdale, Norroy King at Arms2000
Robert Devenish, Esq., York Herald1368
Henry Dethick, Esq., Richmond Herald1368
Francis Burghill, Esq., Somerset Herald1368
Gregory King, Esq., Lancaster Herald1368
Charles Mawson, Esq., Chester Herald1368
Piers Maudit, Windsor Herald1368
John Gibbon, Blewmantle Pursuivant at Arms1000
Lawrence Crump, Portcultis Pursuivant at Arms1000
Peter Leneve, Rouge Croix Pursuivant at Arms1000
Hugh Clopton, Rouge Dragon Pursuivant at Arms1000
21000
Ibid., p. 196.
Sept. 10.Money warrant for 50l. to Edward, Visc. Villiers, Keeper of Hyde Park, for 1695 Lady day quarter for the wages and salaries of the underkeepers of said Park and the person attending at the gate and for hay and beans for the deer there. (Money order dated Sept. 18 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 196. Order Book IV, p. 325.
Same for 162l. 10s. 0d. to Henry Harris, for 3¼ years to 1695 Lady day on his salary as graver of seals. Money Book XIII, p. 197.
Same for 34l. 4s. 4½d. to same for same time on his fee or salary of 6d. a day as Yeoman of the Revels. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Don Diego James Cupulac, the Spanish Ambassador, 45½ tuns of Spanish Navarre and Chacolini wines, on payment of duty on same as for Spanish wines; same having been consigned to him from St. Sebastian in the Nostra Seniora Di L' Assumption, Capt. Baptisto Orello commander being the production of the said Spanish Navarre; same (together with the lading of cork) having been arrested by Charles Robertson one of the tidesurveyors London port on the ground that on tasting they were judged to be French wines: but it being proved by the testimony of Mr. Manley and Mr. Cooke that the wines were of the growth of the Spanish Navarre without any mixture of French wine; although when Mr. Manley and Mr. Cooke on their arrival in London tasted the said red wines they found the same not so red coloured nor so strong as the red wine which they tasted at St. Sebastian called Abilitas wine but rather resembled French wine "but whether this difference may have been occasioned by mixing the white Chacolini (which is a small green wine) with the Abilitas which is a strong red wine they are uncertain": but if the wines be prosecuted as French the defendant will probably move the Exchequer Court for a commission to examine witnesses in Spain the charge whereof will be considerable to his Majesty [in case of an unfavourable verdict]. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 286–8.
Treasury reference to Nicho. Baker of the petition of Robert Humfrys for payment of 109l. 12s. 8d. expended by him about rents in county Pembroke amounting to about 1,000l. per an. "which he expended in defence of that suit." Reference Book VII, p. 170.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of Champion Ashby and Roger Hazard, cheesemongers, shewing that 14,000l. and upwards is due to them for furnishing the Fleet with cheese and butter; that they can't proceed to supply the said Fleet unless they are furnished with some ready money for what is already delivered; therefore praying to be paid a half or a third of the said debt. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor-General of Crown Lands for a particular of a tenement in the manor of Treverbyn Courtney in order to a fresh lease thereof to Charles Trevanion.
Prefixing said Surveyor-General's report on said Trevanion's petition for same. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 321–2.
Sept. 11.Treasury order to the Receipt for the renewal of a lost money order, No. 1626, for 100l. to John Vigures [for repayment of a loan] on the 300,000l. of the Customs. Order Book IV, p. 321.
Sept. 11.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Earl of Portland 24,571l. 5s. 4d. which is or will be paid into the Exchequer by the said Earl for the purchase of certain fee farm rents: to be issued to him for the service of the Privy Purse. Disposition Book XIII, p. 177.
Sept. 11[? 13].Same to same to issue 2,077l. 5s. 11¼d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to wit 636l. 1s. 1¼d. out of Contributions for purchase of Annuities reserved in the Exchequer for the army and the remaining 1,441l. 4s. 10d. out of loans on Low Wines. Hereof 2,000l. is to be applied to the payment of Mr. Hill's bills in the hands of Mr. Francis Eyles for the subsistence of the Army in Flanders. Ibid., p. 178.
Sept. 11.Same to same to issue 100l. to Nicholas Baker, Esq., on the order in his name for Crown Law charges: to be issued out of loans on low wines and sweets. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 100l. 7s. 6d. each to serjeants Gregg and Shirley for one year on their fees as Serjeants-at-Arms: to be issued out of loans made by Bartholomew Burton on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid.
Same to same to issue as follows out of loans made by said Burton on credit of the 6,000l. a week of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, viz.:
l.s.d.
to Serjeants Payne, Williamson, Powell, Turst, Charnock, Lawson and Templer, each 50l. 3s. 9d.35163
to Mr. Bentley, Library Keeper5000
to Mr. Branch, bailiff of Battles Walk62100
to the officers of the Works19725
to Mr. Harris, 162l. 10s. 0d. and 34l. 4s. 4½d.19614
to Viscount Fitzharding, Keeper of the Mall5000
to Mris. Ellyott, House and Wardrobe keeper at Newmarket20000
to Lord Villiers, Keeper of Hyde Park5000
to the Heralds and Pursuivants-at-Arms21000
to the Earl of Rochester, Keeper of New Park136176
to the Earl of Bath, Housekeeper at St. James's26000
to the Earl of Dorset, Keeper of Greenwich Park10000
to Mr. Warner, Master of the Barges97100
1,9620
Ibid., p. 179.
William Lowndes to Auditor Bridges. My Lords have ordered a warrant for a privy seal for [passing] the accounts of Tho. Fotherby, Esq., on two states thereof passed by you, in one whereof (viz. as Commissary-General and Paymaster of the Forces sent to the West Indies in 1692) there is allowed to Fotherby 5,479l. 0s. 7¾d. as paid by him to Col. Foulks' and Col. Goodwin's Regiments. Please certify these payments to the Earl of Ranelagh for him to charge the said Regiments therewith. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 153.
Sept. 11.William Lowndes to Auditor Bridges enclosing a warrant for a privy seal for passing Admiral Russell's account of provisions by him furnished to the Fleet in the Mediterranean. Please advise my Lords thereon whether it is most proper that the said account do pass in the Exchequer [as a separate account] or be made part of the Navy [Treasurer's yearly] account.
Also report your opinion on the warrant for the privy seal for Fotherby's account [as above, p. 263]. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 154.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte. My Lords have considered a petition to the king from the Transport Commissioners on behalf of themselves and the rest of the officers belonging to the Transport Office praying (forasmuch as the business of their employment wholly relates to and depends on the Army and the war) that the taxes on their salaries may be placed on army contingencies. Please take the king's pleasure thereon. My Lords think their case no less deserving than that of other officers under the like circumstances. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners for Glass Duties. The Justices of Peace and other inhabitants of Crockerton near Warminster, County Wilts, have desired of my Lords that a particular collector may be appointed to attend the kilns for making earthenware there and to receive the Duty for the same. My Lords agree thereto and direct you to constitute William Hunt as such collector for the town of Crockerton. Ibid., p. 155.
Treasury letters patent appointing William Culliford to be InspectorGeneral of Exports and Imports to be assisted with such a number of clerks as may enable him to perform that work; in accordance with a presentment from the Customs Commissioners of July 15 last setting forth the great use and service it may be to have a distinct account kept of the importation and exportation of all commodities into and out of this kingdom and to and from what places the same are exported and imported in order to make a Balance of the Trade between this kingdom and any other part of the world.
Fully concurring in the reasons and considerations offered in the said presentment and believing the great use it will be to the King and Government to have such a distinct account kept, the Treasury Lords do hereby erect the said Office by the name of InspectorGeneral of Exports and Imports accordingly. And out of the said account the said Culliford shall yearly and as often as he shall be required make and present a fair and exact scheme of the Balance of Trade as it then stands between England and any other part of the world. He to have a salary of 500l. per an. for himself and 80l. per an. for his first clerk and 60l. per an. each for two other clerks; to be payable quarterly as from June 24 last. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 291–2.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to give such directions to the respective officers of the Customs of London port as may be necessary to enable William Culliford to execute his above office of Inspector-General of Exports and Imports, and particularly to direct the Copying Clerks of the Warrants in said port as well Inwards as Outwards to deliver to him daily a bill or copy of every entry that passes: and further to assign to Culliford a convenient place in or near the Custom House for the keeping his Office. Ibid., p. 295.
Sept. 11.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Daniel Lyons mer[chant] shewing that he brought some Italian silk by way of Holland but same is stopped by John Allen a Customs officer. Reference Book VII, p. 171.
Treasury letters patent appointing Henry Baker, gent., to be Solicitor for the affairs of the Treasury with the salary of 200l. per an. as from June 24 last. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 176.
Sept. 12.Money warrant for 1,000l. to Nicholas Baker, Esq., as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated Sept. 12 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 197. Order Book IV, p. 322.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Briscoe praying a landwaiter's place in London port, he being fitly qualified for same. Reference Book VII, p. 173.
Sept. 14.William Lowndes to the Secretaries of the Admiralty enclosing the petition [missing] of Mr. James Vickers, manager of the pacquet boats employed in carrying the mails between England and Ireland, with other papers thereto, complaining that the yachts which are ordered to attend his Majesty's service between Dublin, Holyhead and Chester do convey passengers, who were used to be carried in the pacquet boats; whereby he is a great sufferer; and praying that either the said yachts may receive directions not to take in any passengers but such as shall be named in their orders by the Chief Governor [Lord Lieutenant] for the time being or that he may have an additional allowance.
The Treasury Lords desire you to lay this before the Admiralty Lords "and that the like injunction may be given to all the captains of his Majesty's yachts as hath been formerly given to Capt. Wright and is contained in one of the papers herewith sent you." Out Letters (General) XV, p. 155.
Sept. 15.Money warrant for 312l. 10s. 0d. to Philip Ryley, Surveyor-General of Woods Trent South, for 6¼ years to 1696 Lady Day on his fee of 50l. per an. Money Book XIII, p. 200.
Same for 36l. 10s. 0d. to Robert Ford, Housekeeper at Newmarket, for half a year to 1695 Lady Day on his fees. Money Book XIII, p. 204.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 157l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber on the unsatisfied order in his name: to be issued out of seizures of uncustomed and prohibited goods: and to be applied as follows:
l.s.d.
for the quarter's charity due June 24 last12500
for Mr. Roger1200
for the Gentlemen of the Chapel2000
15700
Disposition Book XIII, p. 179.
Same to same to issue as follows out of moneys in the Exchequer of seizures and of the revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall, viz.:
l.s.d.
to Mr. Wardour14584
to me [Lowndes] for secret service30000
44584
Disposition Book XIII, p. 180.
Sept. 15.William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Ordnance. My Lords direct you to raise money by discounting any tallies in your hands for the service of the Ordnance to the value of 5,000l.: to be for payment of bills of exchange, and to be discounted "upon the best and most easy terms you can." Ibid.
Same [to the Navy Commissioners] forthwith to apply 30,000l. (which Mr. Doddington had order to make stop upon) to the payment of wages to seamen going in the squadron to the Straits. In the margin: query, out of what money [was] this paid? (Same to the Navy Treasurer to the like effect.) Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte enclosing a letter of credit for 36,000 Dollars (Seville and Mexico coin) payable at Leghorn to Lord Galway or his order; which being for money furnished by Sir Joseph Herne for his Majesty's Forces under said Lord is sent to you by direction of the Treasury Lords who think you are best able to judge whether the service requires so much haste as may make it necessary to speed away this credit by an express.
Appending: copy of said letter of credit.
London, 15 September, 1696.
Messrs Isack and David Vezins, merchants [Leghorn].
Sirs: by virtue of this my credit pray pay to the Rt. Honble. the Lord Galway or his order 36,000 Dollars, Seville and Mexico coyne, and place it to the accompt of your most humble servant.
Joseph Herne.
Out Letters (General) XV, p. 156.
Same to same enclosing 5 warrants as follows for the king's signature, viz.:
(1) for passing Admiral Russell's accounts of victualling during his being in the Straits.
(2) for passing Mr. Fotherby's accounts as late Commissary to the Danish Forces and as Commissary of the Provisions sent to the Forces at the West Indies.
(3) for granting to Sir William Ashurst and Sir Richard Levett 398l. 15s. 6d. which is charged on them for the value of divers parcels of clippings and clipt money seized during their being sheriffs of London.
(4) for granting to Mr. Woolridge the office of Comptroller of the Tin Coinage in Cornwall.
(5) for a grant to Mr. La Plaigne and P. Boyer of the Crown's title to such estate as James de la Bretonnier and Francis La Pairston, deceased, have devised or bequeathed to alien enemies.
Ibid.
Same to same. In yours of the 10th August last you signify that the king, not hearing from my Lords of any sum disposeable to the list of pensions, did not think fit to give directions concerning the particular persons to be paid. In reply my Lords command me to say that there is no disposeable money for pensions but that there are tallies for the Civil Government. They therefore desire you to receive the king's pleasure whether any of the said pensions may be satisfied thereout and how far; and particularly [wish you] to represent to the king the great necessity of the Duchess of Grafton and the Dukes of Grafton, Southampton and Northumberland and that my Lords are very much pressed with the solicitations of divers others.
As to that part of your letter relating to money you have expended on account of Contingencies of the Army, my Lords take care to remit all they can for the Army but they do not think it proper for them to order what uses it shall be applied to on that [your] side [in Flanders] and therefore submit same to the king's pleasure. Ibid., p. 157.
Sept. 15.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to admit to entry the St. John Baptist, Antho. Gon Sales [Gonsales], master, and her lading of wines, oil, sugar, etc.; she being English built but seized on the ground of her mariners (as to the master and three-fourths thereof) being Portuguese of which [the freighters], Robert Harrison, Cha. Savage, John Lambert and others, merchants of London, were ignorant. The seizure is to be discharged on payment of the Customs and on giving satisfaction to the officer who seized. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 288.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Bartho. Lee for the first vacant place in the Customs. Reference Book VII, p. 171.
[?]Same to Samuell Travers, Esq., Surveyor-General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Edward Lloyd, gent., for [lease of] a certain tenement [near Chester ut infra p. 275] of 35l. per an. at the rent of 5 marks, same being escheated to the Crown by death without heir and petitioner having discovered same and sued it at his own cost. Ibid.