Treasury Calendar
September 1696, 16-30

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'Treasury Calendar: September 1696, 16-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 11: 1696-1697 (1933), pp. 267-276. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82719 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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September 1696, 16-30

Sept. 16.Money warrant for 100,000l. to the Bank of England to make good the money which should have been answered to them by the Rates and Duties on Tonnage granted by 5 and 6 Wm. and Mary c. 20, which were taken away by the Act 7–8 Wm. III. c. 31, if the said Rates and Duties had continued for one year from 1696, May 17, to 1697, May 17, to wit to answer to them [the said Bank] the like sum [of 100,000l.] upon their yearly fund for the said whole year. Hereof 32,692l. 6s. 2d. is to be satisfied out of loans to be made by the said Bank or by their procurement on credit of the moneys arising by salt, glass, etc., as by the said Act of 7–8 Wm. III. c. 31, for so much due (computing the said yearly sum by the week) for 17 weeks from 1696, May 17, to Sept. 13. (Money order dated Sept. 18 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 198. Order Book IV, p. 323.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 5,000l. to me [Lowndes] on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service: to be issued out of loans made by Mr. Bartho. Burton on credit of 6,000l. per week appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XIII, p. 180.
Sept. 16.William Lowndes to Mr. Matthews. My Lords have received from Sir William Trumbull a copy of your letter of the 7th inst. to him relating to the encouragement given to the [circulation of] Exchequer Bills at Exeter. They observe that in the advertisement you therein propose to be inserted in the Gazette, it is mentioned that the Exchequer Bank at Exeter will negotiate bills of exchange gratis as well foreign as domestic from the places therein named for any merchants, traders and others and when their money is received upon such bills the said Bank will pay them to content in London: but my Lords not well knowing what may be meant by those words "pay them to content in London" desire you will please explain that a little more fully; and also to let them know to what value you suppose you shall be able to circulate the said Exchequer Bills, so that they may supply you therewith accordingly. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 157.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the one per cent. [Mediterranean] Duty on the lading of the Upton Galley on the petition of divers Turkey merchants ut supra p. 252: it being certified by Major Lane, Surveyor of the Navigation [Act, London port] that said ship is of 220 tons burthen, mounted with 22 guns, 55 men, one deck fluss, a hard deck to the main mast and a forecastle; so that she seems to want but a quarter of a deck of the literal description and fabric mentioned in the Act of Frauds and is otherwise of greater strength and force than is therein provided and is a more serviceable and defensive ship to secure her goods from capture and therefore, in the opinion of the Customs Commissioners, though not within the letter of the Act is within the meaning thereof and therefore fit to be discharged of the said one per cent. duty. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 289.
Treasury reference to Samuel Travers, Surveyor-General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Dame Penelope Tynte shewing that as executrix to her late husband, Sir Hugh Tynte, she is entitled to all the coal pits, mines and veins of coal within the manor of Farringdon Gurney and Midsomer Norton by patent from Charles II. with reservation of only a sixth to the Crown; that one John Mogg, by the connivance of Mr. Harbord, late Surveyor-General of Crown Lands, obtained a patent for same without notice to petitioner: therefore praying for the voiding of Mogg's grant and for renewal of her own lease. Reference Book VII, p. 171.
Sept. 17.Royal letters patent dated Westminster appointing John Blencow, Esq., one of the Barons of the Coif of the Exchequer Court. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 143.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 12,580l. 8s. 0¼d. to Edwd. Russell, Esq., on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of the new money remaining in the Exchequer of loans on the Continued Impositions: and to be reserved in his hands for such uses as my Lords shall appoint. Disposition Book XIII, p. 181.
For the fresh reference to the Lords Justices of Ireland of Ellen D'Courcy's petition see supra Treasury Calendar, Vol. IX, p. 1347. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 78.
Sept. 18.Money warrant for 2,220l. 16s. 4½d. to the Commissioners appointed to take subscriptions to the National Land Bank for two accounts of the charges by them expended in suing out and putting into execution the said commission and in salaries to the officers by them employed and otherwise relating thereunto. (Money order dated Sept. 22 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 199. Order Book IV, p. 324. (William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt dated Sept. 22 to issue same out of loans made by Mr. Bartholomew Burton on credit of the 6,000l. a week appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise). Disposition Book XIII, p. 181.
Sept. 18.Money order for 400l. to the Duchess of Grafton, heiress of Henry, late Earl of Arlington, in further part of a greater sum due to said Earl and by virtue of the privy seal of 1693, April 13, supra Treasury Calendar, Vol. IX, p. 130–1. Order Book IV, p. 327.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans made by Mr. Bartho. Burton on credit of the 6,000l. a week appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, viz.:
l.s.d.
to Robert Ford, Housekeeper at Newmarket1850
to Philip Ryley, Surveyor-General of Woods Trent South312100
330100 [sic]
Disposition Book XIII, p. 181.
Sept. 21.Money warrant for 364l. to Jno. Robinson, gent., his Majesty's Agent in Sweden: for 6 months or 182 days, Jan. 29 last to July 29 last, on his ordinary of 2d. a day. (Money order dated Sept. 22 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 199. Order Book IV, p. 324.
Same for 335l. to same for a bill of extraordinaries, Feb. 3 last to Aug. 3 last, in his Majesty's [said] service. (Money order dated Sept. 22 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 199. Order Book IV, p. 324. (William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue the above 2 sums out of loans made by Mr. Bartholomew Burton on credit of the 6,000l. a week of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise.) Disposition Book XIII, p. 182.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 100l. to Thomas, Lord Culpeper and 375l. to Thomas, Lord Raby, late Thomas Wentworth, Esq.: to be issued out of loans made by Mr. Bartholomew Burton on credit as above. Disposition Book XIII, p. 181.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to attend my Lords tomorrow afternoon with an account at what rate credit may be had [at] Cadiz upon payment down of the money here. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 158.
Same to Sir Leonard Robinson to pay forthwith into the Exchequer so much money as you have received on account of the Duty on houses "and to pay the same into the Receipt in the very species that you received it." Ibid.
Sept. 21.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Roberts et al of London merchants, shewing that they imported 54 chests of sugars from Lisbon in the Monte Sancto and 6 chests of Brown Brazil sugars and same are seized for not being imported in English or Irish ships; therefore praying a release, they having paid 250l. Customs for the sugars only. Reference Book VII, p. 171.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to take in and cancel the tally levied June 23 last purporting the payment of 13,500l. into the Receipt by the Earl of Ranelagh for so much imprested to him in clipt moneys and remaining in his hands on May 4 last, and also the counterfoil of the said tally; and in lieu thereof to levy and strike the said sum into 13 tallies of 1,000l. each and one of 500l. and to deliver same to said Earl. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 178.
Sept. 22.Warrant by the Lords Justices, England, for 420l. to P. Foley, Speaker of the House of Commons for 84 days, July 1 last to Sept. 22 inst. on the usual allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker. (Money warrant dated Sept. 22 hereon.) (Money order dated Sept. 23 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 120. Money Book XIII, p. 200. Order Book IV, p. 326. (William Lowndes dated Oct. 2, to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay same out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer.) Disposition Book XIII, p. 185.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 40,000l. to William Burton, gent, as imprest (in accordance with the Act of 7–8 Wm. III. c. 31) to answer and make good to the contributors or others interested in the annuities for one, two or three lives on the Tunnage Duties [as by 5 Wm. and Mary c. 7] the moneys which should have been answered and paid to them out of the said Rates and Duties of Tunnage of ships if the said Duties had continued for one year from 1696, May 17, to 1697, May 17. (Money warrant dated Oct. 3 hereon: hereof 20,000l. is to be satisfied out of loans to be made by the said Burton on credit of the Continuing Act. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Sept. 30.) (Money order dated Oct. 3 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 120–1. Money Book XIII, p. 202. Order Book IV, p. 327.
Sept. 23.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,500l. to Philip Bearcroft, late Receiver-General of Taxes for County Worcester: to be issued 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. 181.
Sept. 25.Money warrant for 2,000l. to Sir William Trumbull, one of the Principal Secretaries of State, for secret service without account: as by the privy seal of Aug. 20 last supra, p. 235. (Money order dated Sept. 29 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 200. Order Book IV, p. 326.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to pay to the Victualling Commissioners (to answer bills of exchange drawn on them for the service of the Victualling) 2,800l. of the money reserved in the Navy Treasurer's hands for such uses as the Treasury Lords should appoint. Disposition Book XIII, p. 182.
Sept. 25.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10,000l. to Edward Russell, Esq., on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of new money remaining in the Exchequer of loans on the Continued Impositions: and is intended for a credit or remise to Cadiz for the service of the Navy.
In the margin: q[uery] no issue made upon this letter. Disposition Book XIII, pp. 182, 186.
Same to same to issue 400l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of money remaining in the Exchequer of loans on the Salt Act: and is intended for a fortnight's subsistence to several detachments of the Earl of Oxford's Regiment "who attend his Majesty's landing." Ibid., pp. 182–6.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to Lord Godolphin's house a parcel of tea in the [Customs] warehouse and directed to him: and to deliver same on payment of Customs. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 158.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall to discharge the inhabitants of East Stockwith, Co. Lincoln, from the increased rent of 6l. per an. (and all arrears thereon) reserved on a lease lately made to them of a passage over Trent and other small things in said County; the said increased rent being only a mistake of the clerk in preparing the lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 186.
Same to the Surveyor-General of Crown Lands for a particular of the fourth part of the Tolbooth and Tolls of King's Lynn, Co. Norfolk, in order to a lease thereof to Daniell Bennefeild, Esq., Recorder of Lynn Regis, in trust for the Corporation of said town for 31 years from 1693, Lady Day, the date of the expiration of the former lease: at the old rent of 5l. per an. without fine provided that all arrears of the said old rent as well due before or since the expiration of the said old lease be cleared.
Prefixing: report dated Feb. 3 last from said Surveyor-General [on the petition for said new lease]. The premises were granted to the mayor and burgesses of the said town by Henry VIII; which [lease] was afterwards set aside in James I.'s time on prince Henry's title to the Dukedom of Cornwall whereof they are parcel. Since that time divers leases have been made thereof to the use of the town, the last of which was under the Exchequer seal 1662, June 5, to Robert Steward late Recorder there at 5l. per an. rent which was esteemed by Sir Charles Harbord to be near the full value: and I cannot find that any fines were paid on passing the former leases. Ibid., pp. 186–7.
Sept. 28.Same to same for a particular of a parcel of land called Potter's Park near Chertsey in Windsor Forest in order to a lease thereof to Thomas Moore for 18½ years in reversion from 1709 Lady day, at the old rent of 36s. per an. and fine of 6l.
Prefixing: said Surveyor-General's report on said Moore's petition for same. The land is an enclosure heretofore taken out of the waste. It contains 36 acres but is very barren ground and has been anciently let for 12d. an acre. In 1650 it was surveyed at 44s. per an. above the old rent of 36s. A lease thereof was granted 1661, July 27, to John Lyne for 31 years at 36s. per an. rent and 10l. fine. Afterwards a new lease was obtained by David Moore, gent., the petitioner's father [on Lyne's surrender] for 31 years from 1678 Lady day at the same rent and fine of 4l. The land is mentioned in the surveys as being formerly wood grounds but upon view it appears that there are only birch and alder growing now on the outskirts thereof, the residue being converted to pasture and arable, valued in that place at 2s. 6d. per acre; at which rate it comes to 54s. a year above the rent of 36s. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 182.
Sept. 28.Treasury warrant to the Surveyor-General of Crown Lands for a particular of premises called Saddacks Farm at the wike near Eton, Co. Bucks, belonging to the Castle and Honor of Windsor in order to a new lease thereof to Leonard Wessell, merchant, for 31 years at 7l. 10s. 8d. per an. and fine of 300l. Ibid., p. 183.
Prefixing: Surveyor-General's report on said Wissell's petition for same. The premises were granted 1672, April 19, to John Cranford, citizen and leatherseller of London, at the nomination and in favour of Sir William Reeves, Kt., without fine for 31 years at the above rent. By his last will dated 1684, May 26, said Cranford demised to petitioner who is one of the sons of the daughter and only child of said Cranford, and he by indenture 1680, June 4, assigned to Abraham Wessell his late father who by his last will, 1689, Sept. 9, bequeathed to Abraham Wessell his second son who died aged 8 years intestate, whereupon this petitioner is become entitled. This farm has been surveyed at 67l. per an. and the houses are much in decay and will require 200l. to repair. I rate the new lease at 300l. fine as above. Ibid., p. 183.
Same to same for a particular of a tenement part of the manor of Bucklawren, Co. Cornwall and parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, in order to a lease thereof to Peter Knight for 2 lives in reversion of the life in being at the old rent of 6l. 10s. 0d. per an. and with the like heriots and farlieves as in the former lease and 24l. for a fine and 7l. for buying off the increased rent for the life in being and 3l. for the heriot due on John Hoskins' death and 9l. for the 3 farlieves due on several assignments, making 43l. in all.
Prefixing: said Surveyor-General's report dated March 25 last on said Knight's petition for same. The premises were last granted 1662–3, Jan. 22, to John Hoskins for 99 years terminable on the lives of John and Elizabeth, son and daughter of John Hoskins, in reversion after the death of Zenobia Hoskins, widow, whose life was then in being under an old lease made in the reign of James I. at the abovesaid old rent and increased rent of 20s. per an. and 3l. for a heriot on the death of every of the said persons and 3l. more for a farleive on every alienation or assignment and on a fine of 50l. Zenobia died in 1664 and the heriot thereon was answered in the [Receiver's] account of that year. Soon after the passing of the lease in 1662 John Hoskins assigned to Johan Hoskins, widow, who, 1674, June 22, transferred to Matt Kellow and he, 1683–4, Feb. 16, conveyed to William Knight, to whom this petitioner is son and executor. John Hoskins is dead and the premises are now held only for Elizabeth's life. The tenement is valued at 10l. per an. above the old rent but by others is certified to be worth only 11l. a year on a full improved value. The increased rent has been paid for 30 years together with the old rent of 6l. 10s. 0d. which is the highest proportion of any rent in the whole Duchy. I therefore advise a fine, etc., as above. Ibid., pp. 187–8.
Sept. 28.Same to same for a particular or constat of a tenement called King Henry Inn at Windsor and divers other parcels at Eton, viz., an acre of ground called Cock Close with a small tenement thereon and an acre of pasture in Southfeild; all in order to a new lease thereof to Richard Topham to fill up the several terms in being to 31 years; at the former rents of 4l. 5s. 4d. and 4s. 6d. per an. and a fine of 7l. 8s. 4d. which with 48l. 11s. 8d. (making a total fine of 56l.) is to be allowed to the said Topham in satisfaction of so much due from the Crown for rent paid by him to the Dean and Chapter of Windsor for lands long since sold by said Topham's father to Charles II.
Prefixing: said Surveyor-General's report dated May 15 last on said Topham's petition for same. The first item was granted in 1684 by Exchequer lease to Mary Hellhouse, widow, for 14½ years from 1701 Lady day in reversion of a former term at 4l. 5s. 4d. per an. rent and fine of 20l.; both which terms are now vested in petitioner. The chief profits of the premises arise by the inn which is ruinous and chargeable to keep in repair. It is valued at 20l. per an. by the surveys in my custody. The other item (of parcels at Eton valued together at 6l. a year) were passed to John Eldred and William Whitmore, 1610, June 10, for 60 years and a further 31 years term in reversion thereof was granted, 1636, June 11, to William Gwyn and William Loveing for 31 years. The petitioner has the consent of the tenant in possession. Ibid., pp. 190–1.
Sept. 29.Money warrant for 440l. to Henry Barttletot (Bartlelot, Bartelott) late high sheriff for Co. Surrey for so much paid by him to several persons for apprehending highwaymen, clippers and coiners, as certified by Sir Geo. Treby, Kt., chief Justice of Common Pleas and Sir Edward Ward, Lord Chief Baron; and the further sum of 16l. 12s. 4d. for the surplusage on said sheriff's account ended 1695, Sept. 29; as certified by — Whitaker, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe. (Money order dated Oct. 17 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 201. Order Book IV, p. 332.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 300l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of new money in the Exchequer of the [minted] proceed of clipt money paid in for the rent of Hackney Coaches: and is intended to satisfy a fortnight's subsistence to 8 Companies of the Duke of Bolton's Regiment for their present supply and to enable them to march. Disposition Book XIII, p. 183.
Same to same to issue 20,000l. to the Navy Treasurer on the unsatisfied order in his name: out of new money remaining in the Exchequer of the loans on the Continued Impositions: and is to be reserved in said Treasurer's hands for such uses as my Lords shall appoint. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to apply to uses as follows 16,000l. out of the money lately put into the Navy Treasurer's hands for such uses as my Lords shall appoint, viz.:
l.s.d.
to be paid to Sir Cloudesly Shovell who commands the Squadron going to the Straits: for Contingents [contingencies]1,00000
to pay bills accepted from Cadiz3,00000
to be remitted to Cadiz at the current exchange2,00000
for wages to the Straits Squadron10,00000
16,00000
Disposition Book XIII, p. 183.
Sept. 29.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 160l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of new money proceeding from the clipt money of the rent of Hackney Coaches: to satisfy a bill drawn by Mr. Robinson, his Majesty's Agent at Stockholm, March 25 last, to the order of Robert Jackson "instead of the like sum directed by my Lords on the 23rd of April last supra p. 107, to be issued to the said Earl out of loans on the Continued Impositions for that purpose which [sum so directed] is now to be otherwise applied." Ibid., p. 184.
[?]Same to same to issue 182l. 5s. 0d. to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their names as Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland: to be issued out of new moneys proceeding ut supra: and to be applied as follows, viz:
l.s.d.
to Robert Davis, administrator of Carew Meese, late Lieutenant of the Regiment of Horse formerly commanded by Lord Cavendish and now by the Duke of Schonbergh [and is] for said Meese's pay, 1689, Sept. 1 to Dec. 31.91100
to Thomas Meredith, late Lieutenant of the said Regiment for his pay from [1689–90] Jan. 1 to 1690 May 190150
18250
Ibid.
Sept. 29.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Jno. Rawlinson as a landwaiter in Dartmouth port loco William Staplehill, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 290.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to allow to Francis Johnson, Collector of Excise in Cos. Hertford and Bedford, 15l. upon the making up of his accounts, and further to pay or allow him 169l. 10s. 0d. and 256l. he having been robbed of 776l. ut supra pp. 227–8, the legal case having been settled May 20 last by the award of Lord Chief Justice Treby that the Hundred of Broadwater should pay 520l. in satisfaction of said 776l. which 520l. has since been paid into the Excise Office thus leaving the abovesaid sum of 256l.: and the said Johnson having expended in prosecuting the said actions the above sum of 169l. and is further to pay the above sum of 15l. for a horse which the highwaymen killed at the time they took away the said money all by reason that "although all collectors are obliged with securities to pay their money at the Excise Office in London, yet in several cases of such robberies or other accidents befalling collectors in or about returning their moneys, such collectors have been allowed such moneys so lost, on their accounts, by warrant from" the Treasury Board. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 177–8.
Sept. 29.Same to the Surveyor-General of Crown Lands to make out a constat of a tenement in Upton, near Chester, in order to a lease thereof to Edward Lloyd for 31 years at 4l. per an. rent payable from the time of the recovery of the premises.
Prefixing: said Surveyor-General's report on said Lloyd's petition for same. The premises were granted by Queen Elizabeth, 1579, Nov. 30, to certain persons and their heirs at a fee farm rent of 46l. 10s. and on the 19th Sept., 1580, she granted the manor of Upton and lands there (except the said tenement) to other persons and their heirs in fee under divers rents. On the 22nd Dec., 1579, all the said rents were granted out of the Crown and are now vested in the Dean and Chapter of Chester. The grantees as above conveyed the tenement to one Davies in fee whose sole daughter married John Barlow who had an only son Thomas who devised to a grandchild and his heirs in tail, failing which then to one Wilme a feme covert and her heirs, failing which then to one Deane an infant in tail, the remainder to the heirs of said Thomas Barlow. The grandchild died an infant and neither Wilme nor Deane left issue and Wilme was the only known heir of Davis and would have been entitled to the premises after the Barlowes upon whose [Wilme's] death the tenement is escheated to the Crown. This is the Solicitor-General's opinion on the case though the present Lord of the manor and the Dean and Chapter of Chester do also pretend thereto. The tenement is in the present possession of Barlow's widow who may justly claim her dower therein. The yearly value is about 40l. Ibid., pp. 179–80.
Same to same to send to the Auditor for a particular of certain wood grounds lying in the ancient Duchy manors of Rillaton and Moresk in order to a lease thereof to Geo. Spry for 31 years from 1693 Lady day at the old rent of 5l. per an. and fine of 50l.
Prefixing: said Surveyor-General's report on said Spry's petition for same. The premises were granted 1662, July 30, to Sir Walter Moyle at the nomination of Mris Mary Jane for 31 years at 5l. per an. rent and fine of 50l. the crop of wood then standing thereon being of but 6 years' growth, with covenants for felling same but once in 9 years at seasonable times of the year leaving sufficient stores and standards according to the statute. Soon after the passing of the lease Moyle assigned the wood ground in Moresk to John Polwheel, Esq., and that in Rillaton to said Spry's late father, Arthur Spry, Esq. The rent is apportioned before the Auditor at 40s. for Moresk woods and 3l. for Rillaton woods.
By the Parliamentary Survey Rillaton woods contain 41 acres valued at 6l. 3s. 0d. a year and Moresk woods contain 46 acres and are valued at 6l. 8s. 0d. per an. By Sir Richard Prideaux's survey in 1660 the former is valued at 4l. per an., the latter not being surveyed by him. The woods in Rillaton are now above 16 years standing and 'tis presumed those in Moresk are of the same growth. Petitioner and Mr. Polwheel have power to fell before the expiry of the existing lease in 1693. Ibid., pp. 180–1.
Same to the Receipt to cancel the tally and countertally stricken at the Exchequer July 10 last purporting the payment of 24,571l. 5s. 4d. by William, Earl of Portland for the purchase of several fee farm rents "which sum was directed or intended to be issued to his lordship as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty; but the same having not hitherto been received by the said late Earl and his lordship having [made no corresponding payment and having therefore] desired the same may be vacated." A vacat is to be made on the entry of said tally and on the order or directions for issuing same to said Earl. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 181.