Treasury Calendar
October 1696, 16-31

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'Treasury Calendar: October 1696, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 11: 1696-1697 (1933), pp. 290-301. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82721 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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October 1696, 16-31

Oct. 16.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 50,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on credit of the Duties on Salt, Glass, etc.: and to be paid over to the Bank of England for remises [remittances] for the subsistence of the Army in Flanders. Disposition Book XIII, p. 191.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren. My Lords are informed that Sir Humphry Edwin is about to build so near the Office of the Clerk of the Pells in the Receipt of the Exchequer as will prejudice the said Office and be of dangerous consequence to the whole Exchequer. They desire you to examine into this matter and report thereon. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 164.
Same to Mr. Hooper, his Majesty's Attorney-General in Barbados. I have received a letter from you as also one from Mr. Cha. Thomas who is Receiver-General of his Majesty's casual revenue in the Colony of Barbados both relating to certain fees demanded by you in right of your several offices for all such sums of money as shall accrue and be recovered to his Majesty for escheats, fines, forfeitures, treasure trove, etc. I have moved the Treasury Lords upon that part of your letter wherein you inform me that Col. Hallet of that island refuses to allow fees for the money formerly recovered of him for his Majesty's use and now in the hands of the said Mr. Thomas which his Majesty by warrant has restored to him again. For answer they command me to acquaint you that they do not apprehend his Majesty by the said warrant did intend to deprive or lessen the fees which are justly due to his officers there and it is my Lords' opinion that in such case you ought to be paid and allowed such fees as are legally and justifiably due to you. Ibid., p. 165.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to suffer William Crouch of London, merchant, to put on board the ship European, John Foy, master, now lying in the Thames and bound for New England a bell containing 2¾ hundred-weight for the service of the church at Boston in New England. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 294.
Same to William Lowndes and Charles Twitty forthwith to repair to the offices of the four Tellers of the Receipt there to view and examine the specifical cash remaining in every of their said offices and to certify in writing the state thereof to the Treasury Lords. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 190.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of William Shee praying a reversal of his outlawry and on a letter of the late Lord Deputy of Ireland and the report of the Solicitor-General, Ireland, [on said petition]. We transmitted same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, for report as to how far the granting of petitioner's request might prejudice or affect the King's revenue [there]. We submit herewith their report [missing]. We have no objection to the reversal of the said outlawry. Ibid., p. 291.
Oct. 19.William Lowndes to Mr. Hosier forthwith to pay into the Exchequer all the money remaining in your hands or owing on account of seizures. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 165.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Olof Hill praying a grant of the King's moiety on several fines on [Customs] seizures mentioned in a schedule hereto annexed [missing]. Ibid., p. 166.
Oct. 20.Money warrant for 40l. to John Pottenger, Esq., for one year to 1696, Sept. 29, on his fee as Comptroller of the Pipe. Money Book XIII, p. 205.
Treasury approval of John Knight's incidents bill, detailed, for passing his account of the Customs for the year ended 1695, Sept. 29: as certified by the Auditors of Imprests: total, 1,153l. 4s. 0d. Ibid., p. 212.
Money warrant for 5l. to George Blackwell, Esq., for one year to 1696, Sept. 29, on his fee as First Secondary in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office. Ibid., p. 213.
Same for 22l. 10s. 0d. to the clerks in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office for 2 years to Easter last on the said sum payable to them every second year. Ibid.
Treasury allowance of the 1696, Sept. 29, quarter's salary bill, detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Commissioners (total 190l.).
The like of the incidents bill, detailed, for same quarter for said Commissioners (total, 45l. 10s. 4d.). Ibid.
Treasury warrant to James Herbert, Esq., Receiver-General of the money arising by Prizes, to pay (out of the said money) 50l. to George Oxenden, Dr. of Laws, for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his salary as Judge Official and Commissary of the Court of Admiralty of the Cinque Ports. Ibid., p. 214.
Money warrant for 60l. to Joseph Beverton: without account: for service performed and moneys expended in his Majesty's service. (Money order dated Nov. 6 hereon.) Ibid., p. 215. Order Book IV, p. 334.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans made by Mr. Bartholomew Burton on credit of the 6,000l. a week of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: viz. 1,500l. to the Duke of Leeds; 1,683l. 2s. 10d. to Viscount Galway; 1,380l. to Robert, Lord Lexinton; 1,298l. 8s. 6d. to James Cresset; 910l. to Alexander Stanhope; 910l. to Phill. D'Hervart, Esq.; 1,753l. 17s. 6d. to Viscount Villiers; 765l. 12s. 6d. to Sir Paul Rycaut; 910l. to John Methuen; 455l. to Richard Hill; 182l. to Hugh Gregg; 400l. to Nathaniell Lodington. Disposition Book XIII, p. 192.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Alexander Sanderson praying the 118l. 1s. 8d. arrears of pay due to his sons who were killed in his Majesty's service. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 166.
Oct. 20.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay to Cornelius Dennis, Adrian Bereau and John Carbonell of London merchants, all sums received for the King's share of the forfeiture of kid skins and other things seized and condemned by verdict of a jury as French and sold by inch of candle, the officer having received his share (a third) of the forfeiture leaving the King's share (the remaining two thirds) amounting to 874l. 5s. 5½d.: it being alleged on the part of the proprietor that the said verdict was a hard one upon them the evidence being grounded only upon the view of the goods and the similitude they bore to the goods of France whereas if petitioners had had time they would by living testimony have proved the goods to be the growth and production of the Spanish Navarre, especially as to the kid skins which is borne out by the testimony of Mr. Manly and Mr. Cook who were upon the place and took testimony concerning the same, especially concerning said skins at St. Sebastian. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, v. 293.
Same to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to the information against Simon Battersby of Kirkby Lonsdale, County Westmorland, Richard Tatham of Cansfield and Edward Yates of Leck, County Lancs., for the export of money: who being owners of small estates of their own and farmers of other lands in their respective neighbourhood (and cattle being dear and scarce there) obtained authority from the steward of the Earl of Derby to buy cattle in the Isle of Man, borrowing 250l. for said affair, etc. ut supra p. 229, petitioners never knowing of any law prohibiting the carrying money into the said Isle, it being a part of the kingdom of England as they have always understood: on which petition the Customs Commissioners have reported that petitioners being farmers and countrymen and ignorant of trade seem to have been altogether ignorant that they might not lawfully carry the coin of this kingdom to the Isle of Man, reputing the same to be part of the kingdom and that Andrew Hudleston, collector of Whitehaven, did not discourage the exportation of the money when they advised with him. Ibid., pp. 295–6. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 191.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to make allowances as follows to the respective patent officers for managing the Duty (subsidy and impositions) on Plantation goods ut supra p. 239, viz.:
per an.
l.s.d.
to Mr. Waterson, an officer of long experience upon whose care the computation and charge of this business under Sir John Shaw will chiefly depend10000
to the Comptroller for his clerks2000
to the Surveyor for his clerks2000
to the Surveyor-General for his clerks2000
to Mr. Wostenholm, as an addition for his clerk1000
17000
The above establishment represents the 190l. per an., which was the cost of a former establishment for management of the new impost on tobacco in the former method, 20l. whereof is continued to Mr. Wostenholme. Ibid., v. 297.
Oct. 20.Treasury reference to the Surveyor-General of Crown Lands of the petition of Lord Cornwallis praying a grant of the inheritance of the Honor of Eye with the manor of Stradbroke, Horham Comitis, the manor of Eye and scite and demesnes of the Priory of St. Peters in Eye. Reference Book VII, p. 173.
Oct. 21.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of the like sum which will this day be paid into the Exchequer on the Four and a half per cent. Duty: same being intended to be reserved in his hands for such uses of the war as the Treasury Lords shall appoint. Disposition Book XIII, p. 192.
Same to Mr. Villiers. The King has signed a warrant for substituting the name of Richard Hill in place of that of Mr. Shaw in the [grant of the] office of one of the searchers at Gravesend. My Lords understand that you have put a stop to the passing of the patent. They will hear you thereon on Friday afternoon next. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 166.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of Robert Knight of London, grocer, and James Collet of London, merchant, as Receivers of the remainder of the fourth 4s. Aid for the cities of London and Westminster and County of Middlesex loco Sir Leonard Robinson, deceased. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 192. Treasury commission to the abovesaid Knight and Collet as Receivers as above. Ibid.
Oct. 22.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. Hasten your report on the petition of Olof Hill ut supra, p. 291. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 166.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,000l. to Mr. Neale on the order in his name for the service of the Mint over and above the 1,000l. already directed: "and that after the satisfaction of the said 2 sums of 1,000l. each to Mr. Neale for the Mint you issue out of the next disposeable money 500l. to Sir William Trumbull on the unsatisfied order in his name for his Majesty's secret service" [see infra p. 333]. Disposition Book XIII, p. 191.
Entry of a Treasury caveat on behalf of Mrs. Mange and her children that no grant pass of her husband's estate (late a goldsmith at York and convicted and executed at the last assizes there for coining) till she is heard. Notice to be given to Mr. John Tench at the Signet Office. Caveat Book, p. 44.
Oct. 23.Money warrant for 30l. to Paul Joddrell, Esq., for 3 years to 1696, June 24, on his fee of 10l. per an. as Clerk to the House of Commons. Money Book XIII, p. 355.
Treasury warrant to Sir Jos. Henne [Herne], Kt., forthwith to assign to the Earl of Ranelagh 40,000l. part of the 100,000l. tallies and orders and interest thereon put into your hands for the pay of his Majesty's Forces in Piedmont and for subsidy to the Duke of Savoy and which were stayed in your hands by the King's sign manual of Sept. 1 last supra p. 253. This warrant is to be first entered with the Auditors of Imprests in order to said Earl being charged with said 40,000l. [and interest thereon] in his accounts. Money Book XIII, p. 214.
Oct. 23.Treasury warrant, dormant, to John Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay James Pavey his fee or salary of 8l. per an. as searcher of Ipswich port. Ibid., p. 215.
William Lowndes 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 loans on the Continued Impositions: and to be reserved in his hands for such uses as the Treasury Lords shall appoint. Disposition Book XIII, p. 193.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to apply as follows 26,000l. out of the moneys put into the Navy Treasurer's hands for uses to be appointed by the Treasury Lords, viz.:
l.s.d.
to William Culliford and Mr. Anthony Evernden upon account for sailcloth by them furnished for the Navy1,00000
for wages to seamen20,00000
for the Victualling Commissioners to supply fresh provisions to Sir Cloudsly Shovell's Squadron and other necessary services of the Victualling5,00000
26,00000
Ibid.
Same to Mr. Nicho. Baker. My Lords have considered the case of Mr. Benj. Colinge touching the attorneys of the Court of King's Bench refusing to pay the fines that are due to his Majesty upon [actions of] debt and upon actions of the case and [upon] trespass which are sued in that Court. My Lords direct you to prosecute the recovery of the said fines at the King's charge with all expedition. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 167.
Same to Mr. Evelyn. The King has granted to the Earl of Torrington all the Crown rights and property in the house and scite of the house of Oatlands, County Surrey, with their appurtenances and that the tenants thereof are to pay their rents to the said Earl or his assigns according to the purport of said grant. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Houghton of Liverpool praying that the ship Brigetta of Drunton [Drontheim] in Norway now stopped there [at Liverpool] upon pretence of being not qualified according to the Act of Navigation, may be set at liberty upon his satisfying the officer [who seized same]. Reference Book VII, p. 173.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Earl of Rochford concerning a grant to be made to him of certain forfeited lands in Ireland which were in custodiam to Lieut. Gen. Talmash, deceased; same having been referred to the Treasury by the King. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 142.
Oct. 23.Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Pulteney, Esq., Clerk of the Privy Council in Ireland, praying payment of 516l. 13s. 4d. due to him for his fees for copying all books, entries, claims and schedules of lands for the Commissioners of Forfeitures, Ireland, which did relate to persons claiming the benefit of the Articles of Limerick or Galway: as also "all rules that had been made or such as had been heard" on either of the said Articles; [otherwise] to grant him a compensation out of the said estates in lieu thereof. Ibid., p. 143.
Oct. 26.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,250l. forthwith to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces; the said sum being the fourth part of the subscription which was made on his Majesty's behalf towards the late intended National Land Bank and [being also] part of the sum of 1,775l. standing charged in the Exchequer under the head of Subscriptions to the Land Bank. This issue is to the intent that the Exchequer may be discharged thereof and that a regular allowance of the same may be made in said Earl's account [for the Forces] "because the money subscribed for his Majesty has been actually paid by him [Ranelagh]."
Further to issue 1,013l. 8s. 8½d. to said Earl upon the same unsatisfied order: to be issued out of particulars as follows, viz.: 525l. of money in the Exchequer of subscriptions to the Land Bank; 106l. 11s. 3d. of rents of Hackney Coaches; 334l. 10s. 7d. of Duties on Low Wines continued; 33l. 0s. 2½d. of the Double Excise and 14l. 6s. 8d. of the Excise of 21d. per barrel, making in all 1,013l. 8s. 8½d.
The said same is to be applied as follows:
l.s.d.
towards arrears of pay due to Cornet Harrison10000
for widow Robinson in part of her late husband's arrears10000
for such particular services relating to the Forces as shall be directed [by my Lords and till so directed the money is] to be reserved "for that purpose"8138
1,0138
Disposition Book XIII, p. 194.
Royal warrant under the King's sign manual, dated Kensington, to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to insert on the Military List of French pensionsers on the Establishment of Ireland an allowance of 5s. a day to Phillip de Bontemps de la Forest for the support of himself and his family: as from Nov. 1 next: being the allowance on the said Establishment granted to Sieur. Desmolinis, a Reformed Captain of Horse, who is lately deceased.
In the margin: this warrant was cancelled and another signed in the name of Montaut ut infra. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 147.
Same to same to similarly insert on the Military List of French pensioners on the Establishment of Ireland an allowance of 5s. a day to Silvie de Montaut and Ann de Montaut during pleasure from Nov. 1 next: for their support: being the pension of 5s. a day allowed to Sieur. Desmoulins as a Reformed Captain of Horse; the said Desmoulins being lately deceased. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 170, 432.
Oct. 27.Money warrant for 170l. to Ann Goulding, 20l. thereof to complete 1694 Lady day quarter on her pension of 120l. per an. and the remaining 150l. for 1¼ years thereon to 1695, June 24. Money Book XIII, p. 215.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to give directions to the respective officers of the Customs along the coast of Kent and Sussex in accordance with the King's command communicated to the Treasury by Secretary Sir William Trumbull; he having transmitted to them Proposals [missing] for hindering the transportation of wool and importation of silks and correspondence with France and also a copy [missing] of the Instructions given by the Admiralty Lords to the Commanders of the vessels appointed to cruize on the coast of Kent and Sussex for the said purpose together with signification of his Majesty's pleasure for the Treasury to direct the said Customs officers to comply with the Commanders of the said cruisers and to put effectually into execution the said methods to hinder the trade and correspondence carried on with France to the great prejudice of the nation. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 298.
Oct. 28.Royal warrant, dated Kensington, granting to Edward Cranfeild, Esq., Naval Officer in Barbados, leave of absence in case he find it necessary for his health to leave and go off the said island and to depute and appoint such person as he think fit (and for whom he will be answerable) to officiate in his said office during his absence.
In the margin: a duplicate signed the same time. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 131.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 35,179l. 19s. 5d. to the Treasurer of the Navy on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Navy: to be issued out of the new milled money remaining in the Exchequer of the proceed of loans made in clipt moneys on the Continued Impositions: the said sum to be reserved in the said Treasurer's hands for such uses of the Navy as the Treasury Lords shall appoint. Disposition Book XIII, p. 194.
Same to same to issue 1,500l. to me [Lowndes] on the order in my name for secret service: 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. Ibid., p. 195.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Francks of London, merchant, shewing that he had consigned to him from Cales [Cadiz] a parcel of Jollop of the growth of the Spanish territories in America; that for transporting the said commodity in a Spanish built ship the same is now become a forfeiture at the Customs House under the hands of Mr. Singleton an officer there; that the goods being Spanish he thought he might have imported them in a Spanish ship manned with Spaniards: therefore praying consideration of the hardship of the case and the difficulty on merchants in general, and that the ship may be ordered to be delivered. Reference Book VII, p. 173.
Treasury warrant to Sir Thomas Trevor, Attorney-General, to give directions [to the clerk of the Petty Bag] for commissions to be passed under the great seal of England for administering the oath (required by the Act of 7–8 Wm. III. c. 22 for preventing frauds and regulating abuses in the Plantation Trade, viz. to do their utmost to the observance thereof) to the Governors and Commanders in Chief of the several Islands, Colonies and Provinces as follows:
Appending: a list of the said Commissioners:
Colony of Virginia: Ralph Wormley, William Byce, Edward Hill, Rice Lee, Jno. Lear, Christopher Wormley, Edmund Jennings, Edmund Jennings [repeated probably by a clerical slip], Edward Randolph, Charles Scarburgh, Edward Chilton, Peter Jennings and the Attorney for the time being: or any 5 or more of the Members of the Council of the Colony for the time being.
Province of Maryland: Sir Thomas Lawrence, bart., Edward Randolph, Henry Jolls, George Rokotham, James Trisby, John Addison, Thomas Brooks, Edward Chilton, George Muschamp and Phillip Clerke or any 5 or more of the Members, etc. ut supra.
Province of New York: Fredderick Phillips, Stephen Courtland, Nicholas Byard, William Smith, William Pinkhorst, Edward Randolph and the Attorney-General or any 5 or more of the Members, etc. ut supra.
Province of Massachusetts Bay: Thomas Danforth, Peter Serjeant, Elisha Hutchinson, Jonathan Curwin, James Russell, John Phillips, Edward Randolph, Nathaniell Byfeild, Benjamin Bullivant, Lawrence Hammonds, Jahleel Brenton: or any 5 or more of the Members, etc. ut supra.
Island of Jamaica: John Bourdun, Peter Bechford, Nicho. Laws, Charles Knight, Thomas Sutton, John Peake, Charles Whittell, Richard Loyd and Edward Randolph: or any 5, etc. ut supra.
Island of Nevis: Thomas Hill, Charles Pymn, Joseph Jeery, Edward Earles, Phillip Lea, Samuell Gardiner, Henry Carpenter, Nathaniell King, and Edward Randolph or any 5, etc. ut supra.
Island of Montserrat: Nathaniel Blackstone, John Simms, John Devereux, Thomas Roach, Edward Randolph, Thomas Hill, William Hicks, Thomas Nugent and Edward Rudd: or any 5, etc. ut supra.
Island of Antego: Thomas Hill, Rowland Williams, John Barry, Nicholas Rainford, John Vernon, Samuell Winthorpe, William Barnes, John Williams, Archibald Lockam, John Lingham, William Dobbins and Edward Randolph: or any 5, etc. ut supra.
Island of Barbados: Francis Bond, Edward Cranfeild, John Farmer, Richard Salter, Richard Lillington, George Andross, John Branchley, William Sharpe, Patrick Mein, Robert Bishop, Jonathan Langley, Robert Scott, John Botteler, Benjamin Crier, Richard Wallop and Edward Randolph: or any 5, etc. ut supra.
Island of Bermudas: Richard Peniston, William Pitt, Thomas Foster, Thomas Overbridge, John Robinson, Samuell Trott and Edward Randolph: or any 5, etc. ut supra.
Province of South Carolina: Edward Randolph, James Moore, Joseph Mourton, Thomas Peirce, Ralph Irard, Thomas Care, Francis Turgis: or any 5, etc. ut supra, and the collectors of the Customs for the time being.
Province of Pennsylvania: Edward Randolph, Robert Quarry, Richard Hallewell, Edward Chilton, John Moore, Jasper Yates: or any 5, etc. ut supra.
Province of East and West Jersey: Edward Randolph, Richard Townley, Thomas Onyon, Edward Hunlock, Henry Lyon, Edward Chilton: or any 5, etc. ut supra.
Province of New Hampshire: Edward Randolph, Francis Foxcraft, Nathaniell Byfeild, Benjamin Bullivant, Robert Elliott, John Hinks, Thomas Newton: or any 5, etc. ut supra.
Bahama Islands: Edward Randolph, Richard Holloway, John Warren, Christopher Hooper, John Bethell, John Reed: or any 5, etc. ut supra.
Colony of Connecticut: Edward Randolph, John Fitts Winthop, John Allen, Edward Palmer, Richard Bulkley, Richard Willis: or any 5, etc. ut supra.
Colony of Rhode Island: Edward Randolph, Peley Sanford, Francis Brenley, Jahliel Brenton, Nathaniell Byfeild, Thomas Newton: or any 5, etc. ut supra.
Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 199–203.
Oct. 30.Treasury warrant, dormant, to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay the salaries of 500l. per an. to William Culliford as InspectorGeneral of Exports and Imports, and 80l. per an. for his first clerk and 60l. per an. each to two other clerks as from June 24 last. Money Book XIII, p. 216.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 50,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster-General of the Forces: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on credit of the Duties on Salt, Glass, etc.: and to be paid over to the Bank of England for remises [remittances] to be made by said Bank by this night's post for the subsistence of the army in Flanders. Disposition Book XIII, p. 195.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to deliver (out of the tallies and orders on the Continued Impositions which you lately received from Sir Joseph Herne) 12,000l. to Mr. Medina by way of deposit for 8,500l. in bills drawn by him on Amsterdam to take up so many of Mr. Hill's protested bills there. Ibid.
Same to same. There is at this time a very pressing occasion for 6,000l. in ready money. My Lords desire you will be pleased to direct Mr. Abbott to raise that sum immediately, if possible on the tallies now in your hands which you received from Sir Joseph Herne. Give my Lords an account when it is done. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to apply (out of moneys in the Navy Treasurer's hands awaiting my Lord's directions) 10,000l. to the wear and tear of the Navy by paying off bills in course. Ibid., p. 196.
Same to Mr. Newsham, Receiver of Assessment for County Warwickshire. Sir Richard Newdigate has desired my Lords to summon you to answer what shall be objected against you [by him by way of complaint]. You are to attend on Friday, Nov. 13, when my Lords have appointed to hear same. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 167.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Andrew Stace, merchant, praying delivery a small parcel of cork laden at St. Sebastian in the ship Our Lady of Conception, Bapt[ist] de Orella, master, for petitioner and seized by Mr. Robinson an officer of the Customs [London] as forfeited for not being of the growth of Spain; petitioner having certified same to be of the growth of Spain. Reference Book VII, p. 172.
Oct. 30.Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Francis Hewitt and John Preistley of the city of York, merchants, shewing that they together with one Arthur Robinson of the said city, merchant, became bound to the King for Isaac Sugden, deputy-receiver to the Receiver-General of Land Tax [the 4s. Aid] there; and the said Sugden was prevailed with by said Robinson who was cashier [exchange agent] to one Hudleston, a collector of the Excise, not only to lend him, Robinson, several sums of money but also to become bound with him for several sums of Excise money received by him [from Hudleston]; and the said Robinson failing in payment Sugden was forced to pay 1,230l. of the Land Tax money and an extent was sued out against Robinson's effects for the remainder of the Excise debt; whereupon Mr. Williamson [Receiver-General of Taxes for County York, etc.] sued Robinson as surety for Sugden "also another extent against the petitioners" who were forced to pay the said debt and charges amounting to about 1,800l. against which the petitioners had assigned to them the said extent against Robinson but the benefit thereof fell above 1,000l. short [of said 1,800l.] and, further, a parcel of wines "amongst the goods" were spoiled during the contest: therefore petitioners pray leave to draw the said wines off into brandy or to turn them into vinegar without further payment of [Excise] Duty. Ibid., p. 174.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Daniell Ivie and Henry Arthur of Exeter, merchants, shewing that they paid, before May 4 last, to the Customs Collector of said port 4,669l. part of their debt owing for Customs in such [clipt] money as was then current by law, but some misunderstanding happening since between the said Collector and themselves, the Collector omitted to return the said money to the Receiver-General of Customs, London, within the time allowed by the law and he designs to put the same back upon petitioners: therefore praying that the money so paid by them to the collector may be applied in discharge of so much owing by them to the King for Duties as above. Ibid., p. 174.
Oct. 31.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 170l. to Ann Golding ut supra p. 296 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. 196.
Same to same to issue 12,500l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of money to be advanced on credit of Exchequer bills: and to be paid over as follows, viz.:
l.s.d.
to Mr. Eyles on bills drawn by Mr. Hill for subsistence of the Army in Flanders2,00000
to the order of Mr. Schuylenburgh on like bills drawn by Mr. Hill for the service of the said Forces10,50000
12,50000
Oct. 31.William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. My Lords have considered your letter of Sept. 7th last touching the proportions to be paid to each Colonel of the two Marine Regiments out of the 14,580l. 10s. 0d. remaining in money and tallies in the hands of the Navy Treasurer for the use of the said Regiments. The proportions are to be made as follows:
l.s.d.
to the Col. of the First Marine Regiment upon account for the pay and wages of the officers thereof6,99500
to ditto for the pay of the Commissaries547100
to the Colonel of the Second Marine Regiment upon account for the pay of the officers thereof6,99500
to ditto to make good to this Regiment so much which they received short of the other Regiment upon the last imprest4300
14,580100
The bills of imprest which you shall make forth upon the Navy Treasurer for this sum are to be assigned as to be paid by him as follows, viz.:
out of the money on the third 4s. Aid, 5,842l. 10s. 0d. to the First Regiment and 5,541l. 16s. 8d. to the Second Regiment.
out of tallies on the Duties on Births and Marriages 900l. to the First Regiment and 871l. 11s. 5d. to the Second Regiment.
out of tallies on the Coal Act 800l. to the First Regiment and 624l. 11s. 11d. to the Second Regiment.
My Lords have also considered your letter of the 26th inst. concerning the imprest of 6,851l. 5s. 0d. for clothing and beds supplied to the First Marine Regiment which had been directed to be stopped out of the pay of the officers [thereof] for the year 1695. As to this they are of opinion that since the money granted for the two Marine Regiments is appropriated by Act of Parliament for the pay of the officers of said Regiments there can be no deduction made from their pay to clear the imprest for the said clothing. Disposition Book XIII, pp. 197–8.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to establish the following addition of officers and salary increases for Whitehaven port, there being a necessity of the same in regard of the great increase of trade in that port, the service having been hitherto performed by extraordinary men paid by way of incidents.
Appending: schedule of said additions:
(1) increases of salary to some of the established officers. the Surveyor from 30l. to 40l. per an. the 2 landwaiters from 25l. to 30l. per an. each.
4 tidesmen and boatmen (viz. Tho. Elleston, Tho. Curwin, Geo. Holdcroft, Tho. Pearson) at 25l. per an. each in place of 15l. per an. each and 10l. each by way of incidents.
2 tidesmen and boatmen (viz. Leonard Higgins and William Harrison) at 25l. per an. each from 15l. per an. each: without incidents.
2 porters and tidesmen (viz. William Petty and Oliver Sanderson) at 20l. per an. each from 15l. per an. each: without incidents.
(2) officers to be added:
Richard Brookes, a landwaiter at 30l. per an.
6 tidesmen and boatmen at 25l. per an. each: without incidents (viz. William Musgrave, Antho. Patrickson, Samuell Thomas, Morgan Williams, James Bennett, William Bletso).
2 porters and tidesmen at 20l. per an. each: without incidents (viz. William Rothery and Mathew Winder).
Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 298–9.
Oct. 31.Treasury reference to the Warden, etc., of the Mint of the petition of the Contractors for Farthings shewing that they had a room and 7 presses allowed them in the Tower; that by reason of the coining of shillings and sixpences all the said presses except one are now made use of and that they, the said Contractors, cannot exchange the 200l. per week according to their agreement but as soon as the said presses are re-delivered they will comply with it: therefore praying my Lords' consideration. Reference Book VII, p. 174.