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November 1696, 1-15

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'Treasury Calendar: November 1696, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 11: 1696-1697 (1933), pp. 301-309. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82722 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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November 1696, 1-15

Nov. 2.Money warrant for 25l. to Nahum Tate for 1696, Sept. 29 quarter on his fee as Poet Laureat. Money Book XIII, p. 229.
Same for 100l. to Rudolph Kien for half-a-year to same date on his salary as Closet Keeper to the King. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Rymer for last Sept. 29 quarter on his fee or salary as Historiographer Royal. Money Book XIII, p. 232.
Royal sign manual for 2,000l. to Oloff Hill, gent., as royal bounty, without account. (Money warrant dated Nov. 6 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 9 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 131. Money Book XIII, p. 217. Order Book IV, p. 333.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to prepare [Exchequer Bills or] indented Bills of Credit for the full sum of 4,000l. making every bill to contain such a number of pounds sterling as shall be most convenient for the accomodation of those that are to accept the same, with interest at 3d. per £100 per day, taking care that the counterpart of the said bills do remain with you in a book for trying the truth of the original bills whensoever there shall be occasion: and to deliver same forthwith to the Tellers, etc. ut supra p. 205. Money Book XIII, p. 216.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Nicholas Baker, Esq., as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated Nov. 2 hereon.) Ibid., p. 216. Order Book IV, p. 332.
Same for 343l. 2s. 6d. to Thomas Felton and the executors of William Chiffinch for last Sept. 29 quarter on their fees and allowances as Master of the Hawks. Money Book XIII, p. 217.
Treasury warrant to Sir Robert Cotton and Mr. Franckland, Postmasters-General, to pay the assessments to the fourth 4s. Aid on officers of the Post Office of not more than 60l. per an. salary. Ibid., p. 218.
Nov. 2.Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 16l. 3s. 4d. to John Thorkettle for last Sept. 29 quarter, as messenger [of the Chamber] attending the Customs. Money Book XIII, p. 217.
Treasury allowance of said Thorkettle's bill of 16l. 3s. 4d. for same quarter's allowance as messenger [of the Chamber] attending the Treasury Lords. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,000l. to Mr. Nicho. Baker, on orders that are or shall be signed on account for Crown law charges: 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. 197.
Same to same to issue 10,000l. to Charles Bertie on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance: to be issued out of the next money coming in from the Mint upon the head of loans on the Continued Impositions: and to be for sea services performed or to be performed in the Office of Ordnance.
Also 1,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh for the service of the Forces: to be issued out of moneys arising or to arise by seizures. Ibid., p. 198.
The Treasury Lords to the Bishop of Hereford. It is now above a year since we wrote you concerning the arrear of 691l. 13s. 9½d. of your First Fruits which according to your bonds should have been discharged in 1692, 1693 and 1694 and that several tallies levied on the Receiver of First Fruits remained unsatisfied [by reason of said arrears not coming in to satisfy same]. The persons to whom the said tallies are payable have again represented to us the great necessities they are reduced to by reason of the non-payment thereof, of which we are very sensible, some of them having nothing else to subsist on. We cannot forbear reminding you of the said arrear with our desires of you speedy discharging thereof.
The like letter to Gilbert, bishop of Sarum, concerning the arrear of 623l. 7s. 3½d. of the First Fruits which ought to have been discharged in April, 1692.
The like to the bishop of Lichfield concerning the like arrear of 377l. 18s. 1½d. which should have been discharged in Dec., 1694 and Dec., 1695. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 168.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the stop or seizure of the sugars (54 chests of white and 6 half-chests of brown Brazil sugars) imported by John Roberts et al of London, merchants in the ship Monte Sancto from Lisbon, same being seized upon a clause in the Navigation Act restraining the importation of the goods of the Portugal Plantations in any but English or Irish built ships: the case being the same with that of Isaac Portello as reported on by the Customs Commissioners, 1695, May 6, in which case the Treasury Lords ordered relief; and further the Duties on the said sugars (which are very high) having been already paid. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 299.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Henry Cornish and John Lloyd, proposing their securities, detailed, as Receivers-General of the Duties on Marriages, etc., and of the Duties on Houses for London, Westminster and Middlesex loco Sir Leonard Robinson, deceased. Reference Book VII, p. 175.
Nov. 2.Same to same of the petition of James Collet and Robert Knight proposing a change, detailed, in their securities ut supra p. 293 for their office as Receivers-General of the fourth 4s. Aid for London, etc. loco the said Sir Leonard Robinson, deceased. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Denzill Onslow and Nicho. Waite, Esq., two of the Justices of Peace for County Surrey, to remit the King's share of a forfeiture of 10l. incurred by Thomas Sawyer of Chertsey, County Surrey, labourer, who is convicted of stealing one doe out of Cranborne Walk in Windsor Forest, he being a very poor man and not able to pay the penalty and the parish and the informer being willing to remit their parts of the same. Warrants not Relating to Money, XV, p. 193.
Treasury approval of the tables or schedules of the prices of the several sorts and sizes of stamped parchment and paper that the Commissioners of Parchment and Paper shall sell same at: all as by a clause in the Act of 6–7 Wm. III. c. 12.
Appending: said tables of prices (being severally for paper; parchment; whole skins; half-skins; indentures (text); quarter skins, half-quarters and writs. Ibid., pp. 193–6.
Treasury warrant to the Postmasters-General to erect and establish a post between Exeter and Bristol and to allow and pay as follows to the Postmasters concerned in this extraordinary service according to the following method as proposed by them: all by reason that it is thought expedient for the convenience and benefit of trade that a post be set up and established to go twice a week between the said places.
Appending: said proposed method:
to go from Exeter Saturday 4 afternoon and arrive at Bristol Sunday 4 afternoon and from Bristol Monday 10 morning and arrive at Exeter Tuesday 10 morning.
from Exeter at 4 afternoon on Wednesday and arrive at Bristol Thursday 4 afternoon and from Bristol at 10 morning and arrive at Exeter 10 morning.
per an.
l.s.d.
to the postmaster of Exeter for keeping an account of all the letters and [for] being a cheque on all other postmasters and for riding twice a week betwixt Exeter and Tiverton being by computation 12 miles5000
to the postmaster of Tiverton for riding twice a week betwixt Tiverton and Exeter 12 miles and Tiverton and Wellington 10 miles3300
to the postmaster of Wellington for riding twice a week between Tiverton and Wellington 10 miles and Wellington and Taunton 5 miles2900
to the postmaster of Taunton for riding 2 times a week between Wellington and Taunton 5 miles and Taunton and Bridgwater 7 miles22100
to the postmaster of Bridgwater for riding 2 times a week betwixt Taunton and Bridgwater 7 miles and Bridgwater and Wells 16 miles3600
to the postmaster of Wells for riding twice a week between Bridgwater and Wells, 16 miles and Wells and Bristol 15 miles5400
to the postmaster of Bristol for keeping accounts and being a cheque as the postmaster of Exeter is and for riding twice a week betwixt Bristol and Wells3000
259100
Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 197–8.
Nov. 2.Treasury warrant to the Postmasters-General to remit and discharge the sum of 100l. part of 172l. 17s. 0d. residue of an arrear owing by Ralph Rishton late deputy-postmaster for the town of Preston, County Lancs.; his sureties John Veal and Edmund Hornby, having been prosecuted and having paid 250l. and the said Rhishton being altogether insolvent and not in a condition to make any reparation to the said sureties and the Treasury Lords being satisfied of the hardship of his case on the Postmaster-General's representation of its circumstances: the said Rishton or his sureties are first to pay 72l. 17s. 0d. in further part of said remaining arrear. Ibid., pp. 198–9.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] (being referred to the Treasury Lords by the King) of Sir Henry Bellasyse for himself as Governor of Galway and of him, Major-General Stewart, Col. Richard Coote and Col. Thomas Brudenell in behalf of their several Regiments who served on the establishment of Ireland from 1691–2, Jan. 1 to 1694, March 31, and have since been on constant fatigues, voyages and marches which has reduced the officers to great want: praying directions that the salary and arrears due to them may be paid equally with other Governors and with other Regiments that remain in Ireland and have served on the same foot[ing] [viz.] out of the supply of 61,000l. lately granted by the Parliament of Ireland.
In the margin: a duplicate [order of reference] signed by the Treasury Lords, 1697, April 26. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 143.
Nov. 3.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edward Anderson, late riding officer in Romney Marsh in Kent, shewing that he has served 7 years with great fidelity and has every year made seizures of wool, French silks, etc. and [that] several owlers [are] under his prosecution now notwithstanding which the Customs Commissioners have discharged him and refuse to let him know his crime or accusers: therefore praying justice. Reference Book VII, p. 175.
Nov. 4.The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] (being referred to the Treasury Lords by the King) of James, Duke of Ormonde praying a grant of several leases and mortgages to the value of about 4,000l. [per an.] which were held under the petitioner and his grandfather in Ireland and are become forfeited to the Crown: all in consideration of the great damage petitioner's estate received by the late troubles in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 144.
Nov. 6.Treasury warrant to Edward Nicholas, Esq., to pay 780l. 12s. 5d. in satisfaction of particulars as follows out of moneys imprested to said Nicholas for the debts, etc., of the late Queen Mary, being debts due from the said late Queen, viz.:
l.s.d.
to the Earl of Portland for jewels bought in Holland100163
to Mr. William Farrer, her late Majesty's solicitor, for 2 years' allowance at 30l. per an., due at 1695, Lady day6000
to Miss Ann Van Golstein for things bought in Holland107610
to Eliz. Smith for fruit350
to Mr. Alex. Fort for work done in Mr. Keydell's lodgings4744
to Miss Charlott Kiligrew for a year's rent for a house in Scotland Yard due at Midsummer, 169614000
to Jno. Haley and Charles Bint, each 61l. for a year's allowance in lieu of bills due at Lady day, 169512200
to Dame Ann Windham20000
780125
Money Book XIII, p. 217.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Nicholas Baker, Esq., as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated Nov. 6 hereon.) Ibid., p. 220. Order Book IV, p. 333.
Money order for 25l. to William Wardour for half-a-year to Sept. 29 last on his allowance for locking up, etc., his Majesty's treasure in the Exchequer and 20l. to John Low for same time on his allowance for same. Order Book IV, p. 333.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners forthwith to make up and send to the Council of Trade an account of the produce of the Customs and Additional Duties upon goods exported and imported for the last 4 years and of the number of English and foreign ships entered inwards and outwards to the same time: same being requested by said Council's letter of yesterday to enable them to comply with an order of the House of Commons for laying before them the present state of our trade. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 169.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to make a change, detailed, in the securities of James Collet and Peter Knight as Receivers-General of the fourth 4s. Aid for London, etc. ut supra p. 293. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 192.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] (referred to the Treasury by the King) of Major-General William Stewart shewing that by an account stated from 1689, Sept. 1 to 1691, Dec. 31, there is due to his Regiment 6,905l. 3s. 3d. whereof 3,537l. 12s. 8d. is due to petitioner, for great part whereof he is forced to pay interest: therefore praying (in consideration of same and of his loss of his right arm in the service in Ireland) a grant of such forfeited lands in Ireland as he shall find out up to 700l. per an. and not granted in custodiam or [held on a lease] near expiring. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 144.
Nov. 6.The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] (referred to the Treasury by the King) of Capt. Cannor O'Brien concerning some part of the estate lately in the possession of Lord Clare in Ireland; together with a copy of a report by the late Attorney-General, Ireland. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Bullard of the city of York, merchant, shewing that 445l. 12s. 4½d. is due to him from Col. Hastings' Regiment and some others of the army in Ireland, as certified by the Commissioners of Accounts there; which sum has been deducted from the soldiers: therefore praying payment out of the money given by the Irish Parliament. Ibid., p. 146.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Hancock, shewing that he was appointed to oversee the provisions of corn and hay made for the garrisons of Athlone and Banagher and the works then ordered to be erected there, for which service 500l. is due to him upon a stated account; further that he is in arrear 250l. on a quit rent: therefore praying relief. Ibid., p. 149.
Nov. 7.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual, dated Kensington, to the Attorney- or Solicitor-General for a great seal to grant to Rowland Holt the office of Comptroller-General of the Accounts of the Customs loco Gyles Lytcott, Esq., deceased: with powers and duties detailed: with the annuity or yearly salary of 1,000l. as from Michaelmas last: and with exemption from serving on juries or inquests, etc. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 123–4.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the Duke of Ormonde's house in St. James's Square (on payment of customs) 10 cases of Blecker Rhenish wine belonging to him and now lying at the Customs House. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 167.
Nov. 9.Royal warrant, dated Kensington, to the Auditors of Imprests to allow to the Earl of Montague in his accounts as Master of the Great Wardrobe 4,500l. paid by him for discounting (by Treasury direction) the sum of 30,000l. in tallies on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise to answer the pressing services and occasions of the Great Wardrobe. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 132.
Same to Edward Nicholas, Esq., to pay an annuity of 200l. to Frances Russell (Lady Russell): to be payable quarterly during pleasure from Xmas last out of the money which is or shall be imprested to said Nicholas for the King's service. Ibid., p. 139.
A like Treasury warrant ut supra pp. 205, 301 for making forth, etc. 2,000l. in [Exchequer] Bills of Credit. Money Book XIII, p. 216.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor [of Imprests concerned] to give allowance of 2,249l. 5s. 0d. as follows to Charles Bertie in his account as Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance.
Prefixing: an account, certified by the Principal Officers of the Ordnance, of what hath been paid for the advance of money on tallies and Bank Bills between 1696, Sept. 15 and Oct. 17.
l.s.d.
paid for the advance of 1,000l. "into" Bank Bills per tallies on wine, vinegar and tobacco at the discount of 19 per cent. and the interest due thereon: pursuant to an order of the [Treasury] Board of 1696, Sept. 1523490
paid for the advance of 297l. 4s. 0d. for Mr. Edward Gibbon upon tallies on wine, vinegar and tobacco at the discount of 15 per cent. and the interest thereon: pursuant to an order of the Board dated 1696, Sept. 1751110
paid more for the advance of 700l. Bank Bills at 17 per cent. discount: pursuant to 2 orders of the Board dated 1696, Sept. 22 and 2913950
paid more for the advance of 3,876l. upon tallies on wine, vinegar and tobacco at 32 per cent discount and interest due thereon: pursuant to 2 orders of the Board dated 1696, Sept. 29 and Oct. 61,82400
2,24950
Ibid., p. 219.
Nov. 9.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10,000l. to Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of new money proceeding from the loans in clipped moneys upon the Continued Impositions: and to be paid over to the Victualling Commissioners for that [the Victualling] service. Disposition Book XIII, p. 199.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. In June last Sir Joseph Heron delivered to the Treasurer of the Navy divers foreign bills of exchange drawn for the service of the Fleet amounting to 6,641l. 13s. 4d. and received from the said Treasurer by way of deposit for the same divers tallies and orders upon the Continued Impositions containing 7,200l. principal money. My Lords now direct you to cause the said tallies and orders, and also other tallies and orders for 105l. 16s. 8d. (making together 7,305l. 16s. 8d.) on the said Impositions to be duly assigned over by the said Treasurer, according to the methods of the Navy, to the said Herne to wit 6,641l. 13s. 4d. in satisfaction of the said bills and 664l. 3s. 4d. for discount of the said tallies at the rate of 10 per cent.; and that the interest due and to grow due upon all the said orders be likewise allowed to the said Herne. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners enclosing the petition [missing] of Francis Hewitt and John Preistley, merchants, ut supra p. 299. Please report what quantities of strong water and vinegar may be drawn from the wines in question and what the Duties thereon would be. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 170.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners (in pursuance of the King's pleasure signified by Sir William Trumbull) to deliver to the Hudsons Bay Company the goods and merchandises which Capt. Allen late commander of his Majesty's ship Bonadventure upon the surrender of York Fort found there and brought away into England contrary to an article of his instructions whereby he was in express terms directed to deliver the fort in case he took it and all the goods therein to the said Company, which Company has therefore besought the King to order the said goods to be delivered to them, consisting chiefly in beaver skins and other skins and castoreum (some whereof are put on shore) to be delivered to such person or persons as the said Company shall appoint to receive same on payment of Customs: "and you are likewise to permit the said goods and merchandise to be put on board the Deering frigate to be brought into the port of London." Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 300.
Nov. 9.Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Charles Brawne, Receiver-General for County Somerset, praying directions concerning some money he hath offered in payment to Mr. Ferne one of the Tellers' clerks in the Exchequer who refuses same, alleging the money to be such as will not pass from him; petitioner having received the money from the several collectors [of his County] as will be sworn by Mr. Board his deputy and is such as petitioner was satisfied by counsel to be current by Act of Parliament. Reference Book VII, p. 175.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, for letters patent to pass the great seal of Ireland to remit and discharge to James Tisdall and Philip Savage the rents grown due on the custodiam lease granted 1695, Dec. 4, by virtue of the late Queen's sign manual of 1693, Aug. 18, supra, Treasury Calendar, Vol. IX, pp. 315–6, to said Tisdall in trust for said Savage for 2 years from 1695, March 25 at several rents amounting in the whole (including quit rents) to 675l. 2s. 7d. per an.: the present release being upon the petition of the said Savage. The quit rents and Crown rents upon the said lands and the arrears thereof are to be excepted out of this discharge. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 145–6.
Nov. 10.Money warrant for 50l. to Henry Baker, gent., for last Sept. 29 quarter on his allowance of 200l. per an. as Solicitor for negotiating and looking after the affairs of the Treasury. (Money order dated Nov. 17 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 219. Order Book IV, p. 334.
Money order for 10l. to John Broadhurst, porter at the Exchequer Gate, for half-a-year to Sept. 29 last for his attendance therein for the better securing his Majesty's treasure there and for attending the officers. Order Book IV, p. 333.
William Lowndes to Mr. Newsham. My Lords have, at your request, put off till Dec. 4 next the hearing of Sir Richard Newdigate's complaint concerning you. They have written to him to send up his complaint in writing in order to your having a copy. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 169.
Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of John Graham praying payment of 135l. due for the hire of his ship the ketch Mary of London in the expedition against the French at Martinico. Reference Book VII, p. 175.
Treasury warrant to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to depute Peter Jenings as Agent for Prizes in Maryland, to be rewarded according to the merit of his service without any standing salary. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 204.
Nov. 11.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to signify to the Tellers of the Exchequer that they take and receive such loans as any persons will make upon credit of the Exchequer in general not exceeding 600,000l. pursuant to the vote of the House of Commons of Monday last. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 169.
Nov. 12.Same to the Auditor of the receipt to issue 600l. to me [Lowndes] for secret service: to be issued out of branches of the revenue as follows, viz., 172l. 5s. 8d. of compositions in the Exchequer; 246l. 13s. 6½d. of seizures of uncustomed and prohibited goods; 112l. 18s. 6½d. of the second Twelve Months' Aid; 14l. 14s. 2d. of the revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall; 53l. 8s. 1d. of Letter Office money paid into the Exchequer before April 20 last. Disposition Book XIII, p. 199.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. My Lords desire that out of the tallies and orders in the Continued Impositions which you lately received from Sir Joseph Herne you assign or pay over 4,743l. 15s. 0d. to Joseph Boit, Esq., late his Majesty's Consul at Turin and now at Milan ut infra. Ibid., p. 201.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to procure a warrant to be signed by the King to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 4,743l. 15s. 0d. to Joseph Boit, Esq., late his Majesty's Consul at Turin in satisfaction of so much due to him for corn and other provisions furnished and supplied to the Confederate Forces lately employed in Piedmont. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 170.
Nov. 13.Same to the Navy Commissioners. Godfrey Gravat, late purser of his Majesty's ship Bonadventure, has prayed that a fine of 40l. set upon him at the Old Bayly in July last may be deducted out of his wages due in the said ship, being unable otherwise to pay same. The King has granted his request and has signed a warrant to the Attorney-General to acknowledge satisfaction on the records of the said judgments. You are to take care that the 40l. be deducted out of Gravat's pay accordingly. Disposition Book XIII, p. 200.
Deputation by William Blathwaite, as Auditor-General and Surveyor of all his Majesty's Revenues in America, to John Perrie to be his deputy in the said office in the Leeward Caribbee Islands. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 234.
Nov. 14.An account, signed by the Treasury Lords, of the proceedings upon the Act passed in the last Session of Parliament for laying Duties upon Salt, Glass and Tobacco Pipes in reference to the National Land Bank which was thereby intended to be established.
This paper is printed in extenso in the Commons Journals XI, pp. 595–7; where also are printed the exhibits, viz., paper 1–7 which are only referred to in the present text. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 204–6.