Treasury Calendar
October 1696, 1-16

Sponsor

Institute of Historical Research

Publication

Author

William A. Shaw (editor)

Year published

1933

Pages

Annotate

Comment on this article
Double click anywhere on the text to add an annotation in-line

Citation Show another format:

'Treasury Calendar: October 1696, 1-16', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 11: 1696-1697 (1933), pp. 276-290. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82720 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


Highlight

(Min 3 characters)

October 1696, 1-16

Oct. 1. (Oct. 10 N. S.)Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated "at our Court at the Hague" to the Attorney- or Solicitor-General for a great seal for a grant to Hugh Woolridge, gent., of the office of "Comptroller of our coinage of tin within our counties of Cornwall and Devon and also of Keeper of our Gaol of Lostwithiel" loco Seymour Tredenham, Esq., deceased, during pleasure and as amply as Richard Bonythou, Esq., Hannibal Vivian, gent., Andr. Cory, gent., Seymour Tredenham or any other predecessor therein. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 121.
Same dated same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for passing Admiral Edward Russell's accompts of provisions by him supplied to the Fleet in the Straits or Mediterranean in the years 1694 and 1695. The said accomptant is therein charged with 3,500l. received of John Stevenson, one of the Agents for victualling the Fleet at sea; 11,188l. 10s. 0½d. for [the value of] 46,297 dollars 2 ryals received at Alicante and Barcelona at 4s. 10d. each dollar; 66,435l. 1s. 1d. for 289,898 dollars 3½ ryals received at Cadiz of William Hodges and his partners at 4s. 7d. a dollar; 3,788l. 16s. 2d. for 16,237 dollars 6 ryalls received of the said Hodges and partners at 4s. 8d. a dollar; 276l. 0s. 8d. for 1,183 dollars taken out of his Majesty's chest at Palamos at 4s. 8d. a dollar; 44l. 15s. 0d. for primage of 19,181 dollars at the rate of 1 per cent; total charge, 85,233l. 2s. 11½d.
Towards his discharge he craves allowance of 20,552l. 1s. 0d. for moneys paid to Thomas Reynolds, agent in the Straits for short allowance and necessary money to be paid the Fleet; 140l. for 11,402 lb. weight of rice; 3,436l. 8s. 3d. for 395,363 lb. weight of rusk; 1,377l. 8s. 7d. for 176,576 lb. weight of raisins; 89l. 4s. 3d. for 396 bushels 4 gallons of figiolas; 35,610l. 14s. 9d. for 712,214 gallons 3 quarts of wine; 13,386l. 11s. 8d. for 100,399 gallons and 3 pints of oil; 3,629l. 10s. 10d. for 1,376 tun 2 hogsheads of cask for the wine and oil and for 2,361 iron hoops; 179l. 2s. 8d. for 19,586 lb. of "flower"; 1,043l. 7s. 0d. for 20,867 gallons of wine leaked before 'twas delivered to the Fleet; 4l. 15s. 0d. for 79 sacks for the figiolas; 6l. 17s. 6d. for provisions delivered to the ship Princess Ann by the Consul at Carthagina; 289l. 4s. 0d. for refitting of cask at Malaga, "Sherries" [Xeres] and other places and for warehouse room; 261l. 18s. 4d. paid to Thomas Reynolds for his salary as Agent Victualler in the Straits: total, 80,007l. 3s. 10d. leaving the accomptant indebted in 5,225l. 19s. 1½d. The said items as above are hereby to be allowed, the King being satisfied of the truth thereof "although such formal warrants, receipts and vouchers as by the strict rules and course of our Exchequer are or might be requisite are not had or obtained or cannot be produced for the said respective sums or some of them." Ibid., pp. 126–7.
Oct. 1. (Oct. 10 N. S.)Same to same for a same for passing as follows two several accompts of Thomas Fotherby, Esq.
The first accompt is as late Commissary to the Danish Forces from Nov., 1689, the time of their landing in England, until their embarcation at Hoylake in March following. The total charge is 34,730l. for money received within the said time for the said Forces.
In discharge thereof he craves allowance of 19,660l. for so much paid at several times to Monsieur Rosenheim the Danish Commissary; 14,310l. for several payments made to the Duke of Wurtemberg; 21l. 15s. 6d. for several expenses and guides to conduct the said Forces in their marches; 612l. 11s. 0d. to Col. Thomas Fairfax, Jno. Frankes and others employed in attending and conducting the said Forces in their several marches to Hoylake, viz., for their own extraordinary expenses and for hire of carts and boats for carrying their baggage and other contingencies; 14l. 10s. 0d. for procuring of several sums of money and for allowance for guineas; 40l. 7s. 6d. to the said Fotherby himself for 2 horses and furniture for himself and man; 40s. for stationery wares; and 734l. 2s. 6d. for receiving and paying 34,730l. at the rate of 3d. per £: making total payments by the said accomptant of 35,215l. 6s. 6d. thus leaving due to him 485l. 6s. 6d: but the said accomptant charging himself further to have received 261l. 5s. 3d. in full of his accompts and for his trouble of attending the said Forces by Treasury warrant of 1690, May 30, there thus remains due to him at the foot of this his accompt as Commissary to the Danish Forces the sum of 224l. 1s. 3d.
The second accompt is as Commissary-General of the Provisions, Ammunitions and Stores of War, Deputy-Judge-Advocate and Paymaster to the Forces sent to the West Indies upon a late expedition in 1692. Therein he charges himself with 100l. received 1692, Nov. 29, of William Blathwaite; 2,000l. received of James Kendall, Esq. March 3 following; 850l. for 2,000 ounces of dust gold received the 27th of the same month of the said Kendall at 4l. 5s. 0d. an ounce; 754l. 10s. 0d. received the 21st of the same month of Major Whitstone and Major Peers; 1,000l. received the 27th of the same month of the said Major Whitstone; 700l. received the same day of Mr. [? Major] Harding and Major Prideaux; 500l. received May 13, 1693, of the agents of the [Royal] Africa Company; 241l. 7s. 5d. received the same day of the said Major Whitstone for the balance of provision sold; 180l. received from the Earl of Ranelagh the 12th of Feb., 1694[-5]: in all 6,325l. 17s. 5d.
Against the said charges he craves allowances as follows, viz., 5,479l. 0s. 7¾d. paid at several times to Col. Fowlkes' and Col. Goodwin's Regiments; 101l. 5s. 0d. paid the chirurgeons for looking after the soldiers whilst on shipboard at the rate of 2s. 6d. for each man; 156l. 4s. 2d. paid Mr. Allen at the rate of 1l. 13s. 11½d. a day from March 28 to 1693, June 27, being 92 days whilst he executed this accomptant's places during his illness; 106l. 13s. 6d. paid for several contingent charges to wit for carts, boat hire, and for loading, unloading and removing of provisions and stores; 133l. 6s. 8d. to himself at 25l. a month and 100l. a year for his clerks for 4 months, 1692, Aug. 5 to Dec. 5; 618l. 0s. 11d. to himself more at 1l. 13s. 11½d. for his allowance for 364 days from 1692, Dec. 5, to 1693, Dec. 3; 60l. for fees and charges in receiving [the abovesaid] 180l. and for his fees in passing both this accompt and the above Danish Forces' accompt and for passing a privy seal in order thereto: total allowances so craved, 6,654l. 10s. 9¾d. thus leaving him in surplusage on this second accompt, 328l. 13s. 4¾d.
Both the above accompts are hereby to be passed as above with full allowance of the cravings as above and "although such formal warrants" be not had or produced, etc., ut supra. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 122–5.
Oct. 1. (Oct. 10 N. S.)Royal sign manual, dated "at our Court at the Hague," for 398l. 15s. 6d. to Sir William Ashurst and Sir Richard Levett, Kts., late sheriffs of London and Middlesex: as royal bounty: without account. (Money warrant dated Oct. 9 [sic for 10] hereon.) (Money order dated Oct. 10 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 129. Money Book XIII, p. 210. Order Book IV. p. 329.
Oct. 1.Money warrant for 2,000l. to the Treasury Lords (Sidney, Lord Godolphin, Sir Stephen Fox, Kt., Cha. Montague, Esq., Chancellor and Under-Treasurer of the Exchequer, John Smith, Esq., and Sir Thomas Littleton, Bart.) for 1696, Sept. 29 quarter's salaries. (Money order dated Oct. 2 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 200. Order Book IV, p. 326.
Oct. 2.Treasury warrant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay 75l. to Christopher Tilson for making an account of the receipt and of the particular and distinct application of the revenue of the Customs and for other services by Treasury direction between 1696 Lady day and Michaelmas. Money Book XIII, p. 202.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 375l. to Simon d'Brienne, out of loans made by Bartholomew Burton on credit of the 6,000l. per week of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XIII, p. 185.
Same to same to issue as follows out of the new money remaining in the Exchequer of the proceed of the clipt money of loans on Low Wines and out of any other disposeable money, viz.:
l.s.d.
to William Fanshaw, Esq.5000
to the French Ministers in the Savoy6000
to the Treasury Lords for salary as above2,00000
2,11000
Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners of Transports of the petition of Jasper Vander Bush of London merchant on behalf of himself et al in Holland shewing that in 1693 the ships as in the list below were taken up into his Majesty's service for transportation, for which there is due 4,730l. 9s. 11d. as below; that they have applied themselves to the Commissioners of Transportation for payment thereof but same are unable to pay unless the Treasury Lords order them money to enable them to do it which they humbly implore my Lords to do.
Appending: a particular of what is due to each ship:
l.s.d.
to the Armes of Rotterdam582130
to the Armes of Bordeaux443166
to the Orange Tree71900
to the Anna Maria526125
to the Crowne54200
to the Mary30600
to the S. Mary313120
to the Lady Mary361120
to the Lady Johanna30000
to the City37000
to the S. Peter26540
4,730911
Reference Book VII, p. 172.
[? Oct. 3]Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) order in Council by the Lords Justices England dated at the Council Chamber Oct. 2 inst. that the Customs Commissioners do forthwith send an account of what number of ships have been cleared in London port for Virginia and Maryland which went with the last convoy or since; and also [of] what ships have returned from those places to the port of London since Jan. 1 last. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 290.
Oct. 6.Money warrant for 30,000l. to Ralph, Earl of Montague of, Master of the Great Wardrobe: upon account for the service of the said Wardrobe and in part of the privy seal of Sept. 30 last supra p. 243. (Money order dated Oct. 6 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 202. Order Book IV, p. 327.
Same for 1,414l. 9s. 0d. to Charles Shales, his Majesty's goldsmith, for a large flat onyx George set with 10 large faucet diamonds and 20 small ones with a ring with 5 small table diamonds and also a rich Garter set with 279 small diamonds for letters and chain, 6 larger [diamonds] for stops and 18 diamonds for buckle and pendant; and for the gold work and fashion of the same: as certified by Sir Francis Lawley, Master and Treasurer of his Majesty's Jewels. (Money order dated Oct. 6 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 203. Order Book IV, p. 330.
Treasury allowance of the Excise Office salary bill (not detailed) for 1696, Sept. 29 quarter: total, 5,575l. 3s. 0d. Money Book XIII, p. 203.
The like of the Excise Office incidents bill (not detailed) for half a year ended June 24 last: total, 2,959l. 14s. 6d. Ibid.
The like of the incidents bill (not detailed) for the Salt Duty for 1¾ years from 1694, Sept 29, to 1696, June 24: total, 393l. 15s. 0d. Ibid.
The like of the Stamp Office salary bill (not detailed) for 1696, Sept. 29 quarter: total, 1,227l. 10s. 0d. Ibid.
The like of same quarter's salary bill (not detailed) of the Customs officers, London port: being 5,603l. 0s. 5d. for established salaries and 121l. 5s. 0d. for additional salaries or 5,724l. 5s. 5d. in all. Ibid., p. 204.
Oct. 6.Treasury allowance of the Stamp Office salary bill (not detailed) for 1696, Sept. 29 quarter, of the Customs officers of the out ports: being 5,877l. 11s. 3d. established salaries and 542l. 15s. 0d. for additional salaries or 6,420l. 6s. 3d. in all. Money Book XIII, p. 204.
The like of the Stamp Office incidents bill detailed for 1696, Sept. 29 quarter: total, 1,314l. 14s. 6½d. Ibid., p. 206.
Money warrant for 910l. to George Stepney for 6 months or 182 days, Feb. 21 last to Aug. 20 last on his ordinary of 5l. a day as Envoy Extraordinary to the several Princes of Germany. (Money order dated Oct. 7 hereon.) Ibid., p. 205. Order Book IV, p. 328.
Same for 857l. to same on 2 bills of extraordinaries in his said service, 1695–4, Jan. 30, to 1696–5, Jan. 30: as allowed by Secretary Sir William Trumbull. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 205. Order Book IV, p. 328.
Same for 182l. to Mathew Prior "who is residing for his Majesty's service at the Hague in Holland" for 6 months or 182 days, Jan. 29 last to July 29 last, on his ordinary of 20s. a day. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 205. Order Book IV, p. 328.
Same for 293l. 18s. 0d. to same on 2 bills of extraordinaries in his said service from Feb. 1 last to Aug. 1 last: as certified as above. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 205. Order Book IV, p. 328.
Same for 1,500l. to Thomas, Duke of Leeds as Lord President of the Privy Council; for one year to 1696 Lady day on his 1,000l. per an. in lieu of diet and his 500l. per an. as royal bounty. (Money order dated Oct. 9 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 207. Order Book IV, p. 330.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,742l. 17s. 9d. to Bartholomew Burton upon the order in his name dated 1695, Nov. 4: to be by him paid over to Mr. Lyonell Herne to answer the discount of tallies and other charges relating to the execution of the late commission for subscriptions for the National Land Bank: to be issued out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise.
In the margin: [issued out of] loans on the 6,000l. per week of the said Excise. Disposition Book XIII, p. 186.
Same to same to issue as follows out of the new moneys proceeding from the loans in clipped moneys on the Continued Impositions: in both cases on unsatisfied orders in the names of the respective Treasurers as follows, viz:
l.s.d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for such uses of the Navy as my Lords shall particularly appoint15,00000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for sea services performed or to be performed in the Office of Ordnance10,00000
25,00000
Ibid., p. 187.
Oct. 6.Same to the Navy Commissioners to forthwith direct the officers of the Navy at Plymouth to deliver to Sir Cloudesly Shovell (who is now going to the Straits Squadron) the 4 bales and a black box ut supra pp. 154, 252, which were designed as presents to the Governments of Algier and Tripoly: this delivery to be in order to their being presented to the said Governments as was before designed. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 158.
Same to the Attorney-General to give warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag for a commission under the great seal to John Cheale and 7 others detailed to enquire of certain parcels of land within or near the several parishes of Lancing, Tarring, Ferring, Broadwater, Preston, Littlehampton, Pemsey [Pevensey], Pulverhide [Pulborough], Eastbourne and Hastings in Co. Sussex which are derelict and left by the sea and in that respect do belong to the Crown. Ibid., p. 159.
Same to same to give warrant to same for a like commission to Sir John Fagg, Kt. and Bart., and 10 others detailed to enquire of similarly derelict lands in or adjoining the several parishes of Sidlesham, Selsey and Pagham, Co. Sussex, and in or adjoining to a small island called Haling, Co. Southampton.
Memorandum: the 12th Oct., 1696, another letter was signed with the same commissioners' names adding the parish of Lymington, Milford, Bewly [Beaulieu], Farley [Fawley], Hamble, Wimmering [Wymering], Thorley and Kingston Island, Co. Southants. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Aaron Smith to deliver to Henry Baker all the papers in your custody concerning the prosecution for the forfeited estate of Wyke Parker. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint. I am to inform you that Martins Tower [in the Tower of London] will be lent by the Officers of the Ordnance for your porter to live in, as you have desired. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to Mr. Blathwayte's house near the Horse Guard over against Whitehall to open his equipage which is now coming from Holland and to take care that no prohibited goods pass therewith. Ibid., p. 160.
Same to Mr. Wilfriend Phillips. In case you do not comply with your agreement with the Treasury Lords for Sir John Friend's estate within 10 days they will look upon themselves as at liberty from that agreement "and in such case the 250l. which you paid upon that account will not be refunded." Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren. My Lords notice that there is an encroachment setting up in St. James's Park behind the Stables near St. James's House without any leave obtained for the same that they know of. You are to put a stop to any further proceeding in the said building until you have informed yourself on what pretence it is done; and you are to report to my Lords on Tuesday afternoon next. Ibid., p. 161.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Samuell Shephard and John D' Graves of London, merchant, shewing that they bought of the [Principal] Commissioners for Prizes 100 tun of brandy and 100 tun of wine and that the ship in which same was loaded is arrived in the Downs; that they are willing to bring her for London but by reason of the scarcity of money and for want of vent for said commodity; therefore praying that they may land said goods for 4 months in the king's store house in which time they shall be able to pay the duty thereon. Reference Book VII, p. 172.
Oct. 6.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Capt. James Greenham praying a commission or power [as a Customs officer] at large without salary to seize all such prohibited goods as he shall find to be imported contrary to the late Acts of Parliament [in those parts of the country] where he is to remain, being Hampshire, Wilts and Somersetshire. Ibid., p. 173.
Treasury warrant to Phylip Ryley, Surveyor-General of Woods Trent South, to fell sufficient dotard and decayed trees in Whittlewood Forest as will raise 45l. and 10 loads and 10 foot of timber and to apply same to the repair of the lodge belonging to Francis Dorrington, Master Keeper of Hanger Lodge and Walk in said forest and also the house of Arthur Capes, Keeper of Gullet Walk and the house of John Silverside, page-keeper of Wakefield [Walk] and the house and barn of William Budd, page-keeper to Shrobb Walk, and the house of William Mestrington, page-keeper in Sholebrook [Walk]. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 185.
Oct. 7.Money warrant for 75l. to Mr. Wekett and 5l. to Mr. Hurst for 1696, Sept. quarter's salaries. (Money order dated Oct. 9 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 204. Order Book IV, p. 329.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 195l. 9s. 10½d. to me [Lowndes] on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service: to be issued out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer. Disposition Book XIII, p. 186.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the Emperor of Germany's Envoy's lodgings in the Pall Mall to there open his baggage which is now arrived from Holland: taking care that no prohibited goods pass therewith.
The like letter for the Duke of Brandenburg's Envoy, to his lodgings in Downing Street.
The like letter for the Duke of Zelle's Envoy to his lodgings in Arlington Street. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 160.
Same to the Commissioners for the Duties on Glass, etc., reminding them of what the Treasury Lords "recommended to your consideration concerning the raising of money for the ensuing year; and to know if you have anything to offer to their Lordships in that behalf."
The like letter, respectively, to the Excise Commissioners and the Customs Commissioners. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney-General to give warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag for a commission under the great seal to Sir John Bucknall, Bart. and 9 others detailed to enquire of the estate of Sir John Friend who is convicted and executed for high treason. Ibid., p. 162.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords have granted 2 months' leave of absence to Mr. Humphrey Fitzharbert, Customer Outwards of Bristol port upon some extraordinary occasions which may require his personal attendance in town. Ibid., p. 163.
Oct. 7.Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute James Pavey, gent., as searcher of Customs in Ipswich port loco Thomas Dicken, deceased. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 184. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 290.
Oct. 8.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,767l. to George Stepney and 475l. 18s. 0d. to Mathew Prior ut supra p. 280 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. 187.
Same to same to issue 120,000l. to William Knight, the Exchequer officer for paying annuities on the Million Adventure: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Knight upon credit of the moneys arising by the Duties on salt, glass, etc.: the same being in part of 140,000l. which should have been answered to the contributors to the Million Adventure out of the Tonnage Duties if same had continued to 1697, May 17. Ibid., p. 188.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to the Earl of Portland's lodgings in Whitehall to open his goods there which are now arrived from Holland and to deliver same on payment of custom taking care that no prohibited goods pass therewith. (The like letter for the Earl of Rochford's goods). Out Letters (General) XV, p. 161.
Same to Mr. Pople. My Lords notice that in a report made by Isaac Manley and William Cooke (who were sent as Commissioners to examine witnesses at St. Andera [Andorra] and to inspect the wine and other trade at St. Sebastian) there is something contained which may affect the trade of this nation. I enclose an extract thereof [missing] for you to lay same before the Commissioners for Trade. Ibid.
Same to the Board of Greencloth enclosing the petition of his Majesty's Household Purveyors praying 2 years' arrears due to them [to be paid] in money or such an additional allowance as may make good the advance [discount] on tallies. Please state the petitioners' case and propose to my Lords what you think best to be done for petitioners' assistance. Ibid., p. 162.
Oct. 9.Royal sign manual, dated Kensington, for 400l. to Nathaniel Lodington, Esq., Consul at Tripoly; for a bill of extraordinaries in his said service as allowed by Secretary Sir William Trumbull. (Money warrant dated Oct. 9 hereon.) (Money order dated Oct. 13 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 128. Money Book XIII, p. 208. Order Book IV, p. 331.
Same for 182l. to Hugh Gregg, Esq., "who is remaining for our service with our good brother the king of Denmark"; for 6 months or 182 days to Sept. 26 last on his allowance of 20s. a day. (Money warrant dated Oct. 9 hereon.) (Money order dated Oct. 13 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 128. Money Book XIII, p. 208. Order Book IV, p. 331.
Oct. 9.Royal sign manual, dated Kensington, for 10,000l. to William Lowndes: without account: for secret service. (Money warrant dated Oct. 6 [sic for 9] hereon.) (Money order dated Oct. 13 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 129. Money Book XIII, p. 208. Order Book IV, p. 332.
Money warrant for 100l. to William Wybrantz, gent., in consideration of money by him expended for his Majesty's service. (Money order dated Oct. 10 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 207. Order Book IV, p. 328.
Same for 100l. to Hen. Baker without account: for so much expended or to be expended by him for his Majesty's service. (Money order dated Oct. 10 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 207. Order Book IV, p. 328. (William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same out of any disposeable money). Disposition Book XIII, p. 189.
Same for 133l. 16s. 0d. to Hen. Seagar: without account: for the charges of an entertainment for the officers of the Mint and the Jury of goldsmiths at the Trial of the Pyx in July last. (Money order dated Oct. 10 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 208. Order Book IV, p. 330.
Same for 259l. 12s. 10d. to Robert Humphreys, gent., as well in reward for pains and service as in satisfaction of fees and expenses to himself and others in defending a suit in the Exchequer on a bill exhibited there by Mr. Williams against the Attorney-General for [i.e. demanding the] putting out of charge in the office of the Auditor of Wales several rents in County Pembroke to the value of 1,000l. per an.: whereof 109l. 12s. 10d. is to defray the fees and expenses of the said suit (according to several bills of particulars which have been examined by Nicholas Baker) and 150l. is a particular gratification for his own service therein. (Money order dated Oct. 13 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 208. Order Book IV, p. 329.
Same for 910l. to Henry, Visct. Galway for 6 months or 182 days to Sept. 3 last on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy. (Money order dated Oct. 13 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 209. Order Book IV, 331.
Same for 773l. 2s. 10d. to same for a bill of extraordinaries, Jan. 1 last to June 30 last, in his said service. (Money order dated Oct. 13 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 209. Order Book IV, p. 331.
Same for 910l. to Robert, Lord Lexington, for 6 months to July 28 last on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany. (Money order dated Oct. 13 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 209. Order Book IV, p. 331.
Same for 470l. to same for 2 bills of extraordinaries, 1695, Dec. 1, to 1696, June 1, in his said service. (Money order dated Oct. 13 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 209. Order Book IV, p. 331.
Same for 910l. to James Cresset for 6 months to Sept. 8 last on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburg. (Money order dated Oct. 13 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 209. Order Book IV. p. 331.
Oct. 9.Same for 388l. 8s. 6d. to same for 2 bills of extraordinaries, Mar. 12 last to Sept. 12 last, in his said service. (Money order dated Oct. 13 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 209. Order Book IV, p. 331.
Same for 910l. to Alexander Stanhope for 6 months to Aug. 13 last on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to Spain. (Money order dated Oct. 13 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 209. Order Book IV. p. 331.
Same for 910l. to Phill. D'Hervart for 6 months to Sept. 17 last on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Swiss Cantons. (Money order dated Oct. 13 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 209. Order Book IV, p. 331.
Same for 1,456l. to Edward, Visct. Villiers, 910l. thereof for 6 months to Aug. 1 last on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the StatesGeneral of the United Provinces; and 546l. thereof for same time on his ordinary as Plenipotentiary at the Congress at the Hague. (Money order dated Oct. 13 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 209. Order Book IV, p. 331.
Same for 297l. 17s. 6d. to same for 2 bills of extraordinaries, 1695, Dec. 28, to 1696, June 28 [in his said service]. Money Book XIII, p. 209. Order Book IV, p. 331.
Same for 546l. to Sir Paul Rycaut for 6 months to Sept. 19 last on his ordinary as Resident with the Hanse Towns. (Money order dated Oct. 13 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 209. Order Book IV, p. 331.
Same for 219l. 12s. 6d. to same for 2 bills of extras, Jan. 1 last to July 1 last, in his said service. (Money order dated Oct. 13 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 209. Order Book IV, p. 331.
Same for 910l. to John Methuen for 6 months to Sept. 13 last on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to Portugal. (Money order dated Oct. 13 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 209. Order Book IV, p. 331.
Same for 455l. to Richard Hill for 6 months to Aug. 30 last on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector of Bavaria Governor of Flanders. (Money order dated Oct. 13 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 209. Order Book IV, p. 331.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 9,722l. 8s. 1½d. to Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of new moneys remaining in the Exchequer out of loans on the Continued Impositions: to be for the Victualling Commissioners and to be by them applied as follows, viz.:
l.s.d.
to answer bills [of exchange] from Turkey and Cadiz2,7228
to repay the money received by the cheesemongers2,00000
for remises [remittances by bills of exchange] to Cadiz for the Victualling5,00000
9,7228
Disposition Book XIII, p. 188.
Oct. 9.William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to apply as follows 58,500l. of the moneys put into your hands for such uses of the Navy as the Treasury Lords should appoint, viz.:
l.s.d.
for one quarter to the Yards due 1695 Xmas28,50000
for imprests and bills of exchange and other services under the head of Wear and Tear30,00000
58,50000
Disposition Book XIII, p. 188.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed accompts and papers [missing] containing a state of Sir William Gore's demands relating to the remittances made by him for his Majesty's service at Hamburg. Please rectify the error which Sir William alleges to have been made by his agent at Hamburg. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 162.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Lunt as waiter and searcher at Lympston in Exeter port loco Samuel Axe who is removed as below.
Samuell Axe as landwaiter in Exeter port loco Samuell Somaster, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 290.
Same to William Lowndes and Charles Twitty, gent., forthwith to repair to the several offices of the four Tellers of the Receipt and to compare and examine carefully the receipts and other vouchers which they or their clerks, respectively, have taken with the payments which are allowed or discharged in the weekly certificates sent to the Treasury by the Auditor of the Receipt and the Clerk of the Pells to wit for the 4 weeks ended the 9th inst.: and to certify the Treasury Lords in writing in all cases where any receipts or vouchers are found defective or wanting: all by reason that the Tellers' vouchers for payments made by them have not ("as we are informed") been examined for a long time past and the Auditor of the Receipt who should examine the same is at present absent by reason of sickness. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 184.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 100l. to William Wybrantz ut supra p. 284 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. 189.
Same to the officers of the Mint at York. The Treasury Lords are solicited by the officers of the Mint here [in London] for money to pay for building the country Mints. They direct you to attend the Mayor [of York] and Edward Thompson, Esq., and pray them to assist you with such surveyor as they shall approve of, for your help in taking a survey, and in inspecting the bills and making such a reasonable valuation of the [building] work done at the Mint there so that the King may not be imposed on by the workmen.
The like letter to the officers of the Mint at Exeter to attend the Mayor [there] and Sir John Elwyl.
The like to the officers of the Mint at Bristol to attend the Mayor [there] and Robert Yates, Esq.
Oct. 10 N. S.The like letter to the officers of the Mint at Norwich to attend the Mayor [there] and Francis Gardiner, Esq.
The like letter to the officers of the Mint at Chester to attend the Mayor [there] and — Street, Esq. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 163.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the Duke of Ormonde's house in St. James's Square to open his goods which are lately arrived from Flanders and to deliver same on payment of Duty. Ibid., p. 164.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to attend my Lords on Tuesday afternoon next with an accompt of the tallies in the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance and an accompt of what salt petre will be wanting for next year's service and how the remainder of the powder bought in Holland (being 1,500 barrels and now in the hands of Mr. Clifford) shall be disposed. Ibid.
Oct. 12.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 6,866l. 4s. 11½d. to Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: to be issued out of new moneys proceeding from the loans in clipt moneys on credit of the Continued Impositions: and to be paid over to the Commissioners of the Victualling upon account for the Victualling service. (Same to the Victualling Commissioners to take care that this money be employed towards preserving and improving the credit for the Victualling in the outports.) Disposition Book XIII, p. 189.
Same to the Commissioners for Glass Duties. My Lords have considered the establishment you presented to them for salaries for yourselves and your officers, and do approve of same save for the article of your own salaries which they intend to be but 300l. a year each. You are not for the future to appoint any new officers upon vacancies or otherwise until you have made a presentment of them to my Lords and received their approbation in that behalf. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 164.
Oct. 13.Money warrant for 112l. 10s. 0d. to John, Phillip and Joseph Rotiers for 1696, Sept. 29, quarter, on their annuity. Money Book XIII, p. 207.
Treasury order to the Receipt to renew a lost (burnt) money order No. 1,176, dated 1691, July 8, for 500l. to Edward Russell, Esq., drawn on the two thirds of the Additional Excise. Order Book IV, p. 329.
[?]William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue out of any disposeable money 1,000l. to Thomas Neale, Esq., on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Mint. Disposition Book XIII, p. 190.
Oct. 13.Same to same to issue 398l. 15s. 6d. to Sir William Ashurst and Sir Richard Levett ut supra p. 278: to be issued out of the moneys which shall be paid into the Exchequer by Sir Edward Wills and Sir Owen Buckingham late sheriffs of London and Middlesex for the year ended 1696, Sept. 29, for clippings and clipt money by them received of several traitors in the time of their shrievalty. Ibid.
Oct. 13.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,000l. to the Earl of Bradford, Cofferer of the Household, "the same being to provide for his Majesty's journey": to be issued 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. 190.
Same to same to issue 20,000l. to Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: to be issued out of loans on the Continued Impositions: and to be for such uses of the Navy as the Treasury Lords shall appoint. Ibid., p. 191.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. Mr. Corbett has moved my Lords for a credit for 4,000l. to be furnished to Sir Cloudesly Shovell at Cadiz. In case Shovell do draw bills on you or on the Navy Treasurer for such sums as he shall have occasion for at Cadiz for his Majesty's service my Lords will cause moneys to be issued to the said Treasurer to satisfy same, not exceeding 4,000l. Ibid.
Same to the executors of Sir Leonard Robinson forthwith to pay into the Exchequer the money received by said Robinson on account of the Duty upon Houses. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 165.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to write to the respective Receivers [General] of the Duty on Houses [for the respective counties] forthwith to pay into the Receipt the money collected thereon. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay Thomas Ward, master of the ship Yarmouth, now in the King's service, the King's share of the forfeiture of goods as follows: it appearing that in Feb. last at Cadiz his Majesty's ship Canterbury took a prize in the Straits called the Bon Jesus and afterwards brought her to Cadiz and delivered her into the custody of Martin Westcombe, Esq., Agent for Prizes there; and the master and mariners of the Bon Jesus being Frenchmen and French effects the cargo was publicly exposed to sale being of many sorts of goods and the said Ward bought 25 chests of prunellos from the said agent and shipped them on board the ship Yarmouth for England and put them on shore at Deal in April last where a transire (coast warrant) was given for the goods to pass to Ward's correspondent at London where same were seized by Moses Lowman and Henry Serjeant, Customs officers: on which matter the Customs Commissioners have reported that the Act for continuing the prohibition of trade with France has altered the penalty from destruction to sale by inch of candle with payment to the King of two thirds of the forfeiture and the other third to the seisor: the goods were seized as French and although they were prize goods yet they had not passed a legal adjudication wherefore they were prosecuted to condemnation and sold by inch of candle and the King's share of the proceed remains in the hands of the [Customs] warehousekeeper: but on behalf of the proprietor it is proved by the testimony of Thomas Willshaw, Esq., one of the Commissioners and Principal Officers of the Navy then Commissioner at Cadiz and by the certificate of Admiral Nevell, Capt. Crawley and other commanders that the goods were sold to Ward by his Majesty's Agent and Commissioner of Prizes at Cadiz and that the proceed of these sales was actually applied to the King's service there and the said goods are since in due form legally adjudged prize: wherefore Ward has great equity to be relieved: with which opinion the Principal Commissioners of Prizes agree. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 291–2.
Oct. 13.Same to same to admit to entry the ship St. Michaell and her lading as follows and to discharge the King's share of the seizure thereof: it appearing that John Reynolds and Cornelius Dennis of London, merchants, lately directed their agent at St. Sebastian to ship for them wines on a vessel duly qualified to bring goods thence to England, who accordingly shipped 30 tuns of wines of the growth of Spain in the Michaell, Santiago D' Gixuzeaga, master, but on arrival the ship and cargo are seized under the Navigation Act: on which matter the Customs Commissioners have reported the 3rd inst. that the case is the same with that of Robert Harrison, Charles Savage and others concerning the ship St. John Baptist supra p. 267, viz. the ship being English built and owned but sailed by foreigners and seized therefor; and that in this case the Duties are already paid and come to more than the King's part of the forfeiture would come to by a condemnation. Ibid., pp. 292–3.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Robert Hunter, merchant, praying leave to make a new entry of 3,907 yards of linen cloth, which his servant (having lost the invoice) entered at a guess for about 2,000l. [sic for yards]. Reference Book VII, p. 173.
Treasury warrant to Sir Thomas Trevor, Kt., Attorney-General, to enter a noli prosequi to the several informations exhibited upon the bond entered into by the above said Thomas Ward, the 500l. penalty upon personal information and the forfeiture of the ship Yarmouth as above p. 288. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 189–90.
Oct. 14.Royal warrant under King's sign manual, dated Kensington, to the Attorney- or Solicitor-General for a privy seal for a grant to John Baber, gent., and George Watson, Esq., of all the personal estate of James de la Bretonnier alias Baude late of the parish of St. Martins in the Fields and Francis La Payrstone late of London, merchant, both deceased, being bequeathed by them to alien enemies and thereby forfeit to the King: to hold to the said Baber and Watson or their assigns for ever without account: they to sue for same in their own names and with the aid of the Exchequer. (A fresh warrant dated Nov. 17 for a privy seal for a grant to same of the Crown's title to the said forfeited estates upon trust to assign and dispose of same, or such part thereof from time to time as shall be recovered, according to such directions as they shall receive under the privy seal or royal sign manual and to no other use, intent or purpose whatsoever.) King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 130, 138–9.
[?Oct. 15.]Money warrant for 60l. to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster for one year to 1696, Jan. 24 [on the annuity] to the French ministers in the Savoy. Money Book XIII, p. 210.
Oct. 15.Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to cause the sum of 140,000l. (part of the 560,000l. which is appropriated by the Act [7–8 Wm. III. c. 31] for continuing the Duties on Glass, etc. for paying and discharging so much as remains unpaid of the sum of 564,700l. lent into the Exchequer on security of the Act [6–7 Wm. III. c. 18] granting Duties upon Glass, etc.) to be paid and satisfied to the respective lenders thereof named in the schedule hereto annexed [missing]: to be issued out of loans to be made by the said persons themselves severally upon credit of the Duties on Salt, Glass wares, etc. [as granted by the said Act 8–9 Wm. III. c. 31].
In the margin: this warrant not executed. Money Book XIII, p. 211.