Treasury Calendar
November 1696, 16-30

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'Treasury Calendar: November 1696, 16-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 11: 1696-1697 (1933), pp. 309-324. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82723 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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November 1696, 16-30

Nov. 16.William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwaite to obtain the King's signature to a draft warrant, enclosed, for allowing 1,250l. on the Earl of Ranelagh's accounts [ut supra p. 295.] Out Letters (General) XV, p. 169.
Nov. 16.Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Dame Katherine Harman, Jos. Lawrence, Jno. Pelham and Nicholas Belbin on behalf of themselves and others shewing that they have each of them a debt due by bills made out and signed by the Navy Board amounting [in all] to 4,645l. 6s. 1¾d. "and forasmuch as bills of the like nature have been lately paid by particular orders to several merchants for naval commodities" therefore pray the like favour. Reference Book VII, p. 176.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Quilter shewing that his servant through mistake entered in the cocquet 2 bales of stuff instead of 4 to be transported though the whole number was endorsed on the backside, yet the same being water-borne were seized: therefore praying for the seizure to be discharged. Ibid.
Same to Samuel Travers, Surveyor-General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Edward Hindmarsh for extension of a lease granted by Charles II. to William Urwin of the colliery of Cowpen, etc., County Northumberland, at the rent of 3l. 6s. 8d. per an., and a tenth of the profits, the right of which lease is now vested in petitioner. Ibid., p. 177.
Nov. 17.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated Kensington to the Attorney-General to acknowledge satisfaction on the records of the judgments against Godfrey Gravatt late purser of the Bonadventure and now a prisoner in Newgate convicted at a session of Oyer and Terminer for County Middlesex at the Old Bailey in July last on 2 indictments for cheating the King of naval stores and provisions and on 2 other indictments for persuading Basill Hill to counterfeit 2 affidavits, etc. ut supra p. 309. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 136.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant to Richard Owen, merchant, of all the Crown's title to a residue of 282l. 10s. 10½d. over and above the debt of 689l. 14s. 9d. owing by Richard Richards upon Customs bonds entered into by him in 1685 and 1686 which said sum of 689l. 14s. 9d. was granted to said Richards by privy seal of Aug. 20 last but it now appears that the sum due by said Richards amounts to said 282l. 10s. 10½d. over and above said 689l. 14s. 9d. Ibid., pp. 137–8.
Same to Thomas Neale, Master and Worker of the Mint, to pay to Isaac Newton, Warden of the Mint (over and above his other allowances) an allowance of 60l. per an. for an additional clerk: as from Michaelmas last: all by reason that the said Newton has represented the extraordinary business of his office about the detecting and prosecuting coiners and clippers and has prayed in regard thereof the said additional allowance for a clerk to assist him in the said service. Ibid., p. 142.
Treasury warrant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay 250l. to Sarah Lytcott, widow of Gyles Lytcott, Comptroller-General of the Accounts of the Customs, who died Aug. 11 last; for the quarter's salary which would have been due at Michaelmas last: out of which she is to satisfy the said quarter's salaries of the clerks who were employed under her said husband: the said Gyles having executed his said employment with great fidelity and diligence for upwards of 20 years. Money Book XIII, p. 220.
Nov. 17.Same to the Excise Commissioners to pay to Thomas Everard, Esq., one of their number, 126l. out of the moneys remaining in Edward Noell's hands, levied on brewers and distillers for penalties and forfeitures; being for the charge of passing the patent wherein said Everard is appointed a Commissioner of Excise. Ibid., p. 221.
William Lowndes to Mr. Nicho. Baker enclosing the petition (referred to the Treasury Lords by the King) from Benjamin Mounjoy and Seth Lofthuse praying a grant of the forfeited estate of Arthur Mangey their kinsman (who, at the last Sessions for County Yorks, was convicted of high treason for coining and executed), viz., for the use of his 7 small children. Please speak with Mr. Justice Turton and some of the members of Parliament for said County concerning this matter, and report to my Lords thereon. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 170.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Charles Power as a tidesman Bristol port loco Thomas Washborough, dismissed. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 300.
For the revised warrant for a privy seal for a grant of the forfeited estate of James de la Bretonniere alias Baude and Francis La Payrstone see supra p. 289. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 138–9.
Nov. 18.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual, dated Kensington, to the Auditor of Imprests to give allowance to the Earl of Ranelagh ut supra p. 295 of 1,250l. in his accounts as Paymaster of the Forces; he having, pursuant to Treasury direction, given his acquittance Oct. 26 last in the Exchequer for 1,775l. being what was paid into the Exchequer by the Commissioners appointed to take subscriptions to the National Land Bank but he having actually received no more thereof than 525l., the remaining 1,250l. being what was intended for the King's first payment of a subscription of 5,000l. to the said Land Bank "and for that sum he having only received from our Exchequer the acquittance given by the said Commissioners to the Treasury Lords." King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 140.
Nov. 20.Treasury warrant, dormant, to the Customs Cashier to pay Rowland Holt the salary of 1,000l. per an. as Comptroller-General of the Accounts of the Customs, to which office he was constituted by the great seal of the 18th inst. Money Book XIII, p. 222.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 466l. 17s. 4d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces; 66l. 17s. 4d. thereof out of the rents of Hackney Coaches and 400l. thereof out of general loans upon the [House of Commons' late] vote: and to be paid over by said Earl to Mr. Eyles to answer bills drawn by Mr. Hill for subsistence of the army in Flanders. Disposition Book XIII, p. 200.
Same to same to issue 2,000l. to Thomas Neale on the unsatisfied order in his name as Master and Worker of the Mint: to be issued out of loans made by Mr. Bartholomew Burton on credit of the 6,000l. per week of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, and to be applied to the most necessary uses and services of the Mints. Disposition Book XIII, p. 200.
Nov. 20.William Lowndes to said Thomas Neale. My Lords direct you to discount the tallies for the above 2,000l. at as cheap a rate as you can and to apply the proceeds as above. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to survey the works done at the Mints in the Tower of London and to examine, state and settle the bills for the charge thereof and to report the reasonableness thereof to my Lords. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 170.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to attend the Treasury Lords to-morrow afternoon with an account how much the fifth part of the money doth amount to for the hemp delivered by the merchants [for the Navy, the payment of] which they now expect. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Nicho. Baker to put 500l. into the hands of Mr. Henry Baker out of the tallies in your hands on the Excise for the use of Mr. Porter and others. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Henry Baker to prosecute the King's right to the bona proditorum within the Liberty of Westminster. Ibid., p. 171.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to give such leave of absence as they think fit to Edward Cranfeild, Commissioner of the Four-and-a-half per cent. Duty in Barbados, in case of necessity for his health and with power to him to depute his substitute for whom he shall be answerable. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 301.
Same to same to establish at the several salaries and stations as follows the officers necessary to be settled in Virginia and other his Majesty's Plantations on the continent [of America] and the Bahama Islands for the better putting in execution the laws "relating thereunto [to the trade, etc. of the Plantations] being the only expedient for the guard and security of those Plantations."
Appending: the said proposed Establishment of [Revenue and Customs] officers to be settled in the Plantations.
South Carolina: Charlestown: Peter Jacob Guerard, collector, 60l. per an.
North Carolina: Antho. Dickens, Comptroller, 50l. per an.
Currituck: Christo[pher] Merchant collector; to maintain a canoe and a man, 30l. per an.
Roanoke (Paspitauk and Paquinans): Samuel Swan, collector; to maintain a canoe and a man, 30l. per an.
Virginia: James River: Upper Part: Edward Hill, collector, and to keep a boat, 40l. per an.
Lower Part: Peter Hayman, Collector, 80l. per an. for a boat and 2 men, 40l. per an.
Elizabeth River: surveyor, 45l. per an.
York River: Edmund Jennings, collector and to keep a boat, 40l. per an.
Rappaha [nnock] River: Christo[pher] Wormley, collector and to keep a boat, 40l. per an.
South Potomac: Nichol[as] Spencer, collector and to keep a boat, 40l. per an.
Cape Charles: John Wasburne, surveyor, 25l. per an.
Accomack: Cha[rles] Scarborough, collector, and to keep a boat, 40l. per an.
Maryland: North Potomac: George Muschamp, collector and to keep a boat, 60l. per an.
Potuxan [Patuxent:] Peter Jennings, collector and to keep a boat, 80l. per an.
Annapolis on the Western shore: Henry Wriothsly, surveyor, 25l. per an.
Pocomack [Pocomoke:] David Kennedy, collector and to keep a boat, 60l. per an.
William Stadt: —, surveyor, 35l. per an.
Bahama and Sassafras: John Thompson, a riding surveyor, 50l. per an.
Wicomico and Munni: John Dashell, surveyor, 25l. per an.
Pennsylvania: Philadelphia: John Bewly, collector and to keep a boat, 200l. per an.
New-Castle: Mathew Birch, collector and to keep a boat, 80l. per an.
Lewis: William Massey, collector and to keep a boat, 80l. per an.
East Jersey: Perth Amboy: Thomas Coker, collector, 40l. per an.
West Jersey: Bridlington: Edward Hunloke, surveyor, 30l. per an.
New York: Chudley Brooke, collector; Thomas Coker, Comptroller, 60l. per an.
New England: Boston: Jahleel Brenton, collector; Ralph Harrison, Comptroller, 70l. per an.
Bahama Islands: Providence: John Graves, collector, 70l. per an.
For the Surveyor-General, a boat and 4 boatmen, 80l. per an. (Total establishment, 1,605l. per an.)
Ibid., pp. 301–2.
Nov. 20.Same to same to employ Richard Bayly as a waterman, London port loco John Marlow, who being disabled in the King's service is to be allowed 10l. per an. out of Bayly's salary until he can be provided for by a noontender's place.
Philip Owen as boatman in Harwich port loco Robert Banks, deceased. Ibid., p. 303.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Lloyd, Francis Molineux and Francis Beresford, proposing their sureties, detailed, for their office as Receivers-General of the Duties on Marriages, Births, etc., and the Duties on Houses for London [Westminster and Middlesex]. Reference Book VII, p. 176.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to order the collector of Exeter port to make up and adjust all accounts between the King and Daniell Ivie and Henry Arthur of Exeter, merchants, and therein to give them credit for 4,669l. paid by them to the said collector before May 4 last ut supra p. 299: all in accordance with the said Commissioners' report on the petition of said Ivie and Arthur ut ibid. If the said collector be aggrieved thereby or have any just ground for relief he may apply to the Treasury Lords for redress. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 206.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the representation from Sir Henry Ashurst, bart., as referred to the Treasury by the Lords Justices, Sept. 17 last; the said representation concerning 2 persons named by him to go to New England as Commissioners to inspect and bring over several species of naval stores: and also on an order of the King in Council of the 12th inst. referring to the Treasury a report from the Admiralty Lords and an extract of a letter from the Navy Board relating to 2 persons who are to be sent thither on the King's account to inspect the said naval stores: by both which orders of reference the Treasury Lords are directed to report the most proper allowances to be made to the said persons. We are of opinion it will be most for your Majesty's service to allow to the said 2 persons to be named by Sir Hen. Ashurst and to the 2 named by the Navy Board 500l. each at one entire payment and not any annual sum and that such further reward as may be thought reasonable be made them when the service is performed. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 209.
Nov. 20.The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition (referred to the Treasury by the King) of Brigadier Edward Fitzpatrick shewing that by a royal letter of 1694, Nov. 21, the King directed a patent for him of several quit rents and Crown rents in Queens County in lieu of other quit rents which were accruing to petitioner out of several other counties in Ireland, but a stop was put thereto by the late Lord Deputy as by the enclosed letter of said Lord Deputy and petitioner's reply [all missing] thereto; therefore praying a fresh royal letter for such a patent. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 147.
Entry of a Treasury caveat on behalf of the Earl of Romney, Constable of Dover Castle, who having a salary of 160l. per an. [in respect of his said office] out of the revenue of Kent, Surrey and Sussex, desires that no grant may pass of any [Crown] rents in those counties until he be heard. Caveat Book p. 44.
Nov. 21.Treasury warrant to Sir Joseph Herne forthwith to assign to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, for the service of the Forces 4,743l. 15s. 0d. [see supra p. 309] in further part of the 100,000l. tallies and orders (and interest thereon) which were put into your hands for the pay of the Forces in Piedmont and for the subsidy to the Duke of Savoy but which were stayed in your hands by the royal warrant of Sept. 1 supra p. 251. The present warrant is to be entered with the Auditors of Imprests in order to the charging of the said Earl with it in his Army accounts. Money Book XIII, p. 221.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 17,138l. 19s. 10d. to Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of the new moneys remaining in the Exchequer of the proceed of loans on the Continued Impositions. This sum is to be [reserved in the Navy Treasurer's hands to be] applied to such uses of the Navy as the Treasury Lords shall direct. Disposition Book XIII, p. 201.
Same to the Secretaries of the Admiralty enclosing a presentment [missing] from the Customs Commissioners touching an abuse done on an officer of the Customs in Cowes port by some of the men belonging to his Majesty's ship Trident. Please lay same before the Admiralty Lords. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 171.
Nov. 23.Money warrant for 30l. to Arnold Squibb, gent., for 1½ years to 1696, Sept. 29, on his fee of 20l. per an. as Clerk of the Nichils. Money Book XIII, p. 222.
Same for 30l. to William East for same time on his like allowance as Clerk of the Estreats in the Court of Common Pleas. Ibid.
Same for 145l. to John Hastings for same time on his several fees and allowances as follows as Clerk of the Foreign Estreats in the Exchequer Court, viz., 20l. per an. usually paid and allowed for his attendance and labour in safekeeping all the records that contain the forfeitures of Recusants and have been estreated into the Exchequer Court and in carrying the same records from time to time to the Office of the Pipe to the intent that the debts may be speedily drawn into the Great Roll; and 10l. per an. 33l. 6s. 8d. per an., 26l. 13s. 4d. per an. and 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. for his and his clerks' pains in writing and extracting all fines and amerciaments whereby the King may be answered the same with more expedition. (Money order dated Nov. 23 hereon for 26l. 13s. 4d. for the first of the abovesaid fees.) Ibid., p. 222. Order Book IV, p. 339.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to pay over to the Yards for 1696 Lady day quarter, 37,914l. out of the money reserved in the Navy Treasurer's hands for such uses as the Treasury Lords should appoint. Disposition Book XIII, p. 201.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 133l. 16s. 0d. to Henry Segar for the charge of the feast at the Trial of the Pix: to be issued out of funds as follows, viz., 39l. 12s. 4½d. thereof out of the Letter Office money; 94l. 3s. 7½d. thereof out of the arrears of Low Wines. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Howard, Esq., Customer of Berwick, shewing that he has some extraordinary business which requires his attendance in town, therefore praying leave to surrender his place to his son Charles. Reference Book VII, p. 177.
Treasury warrant to Brook Bridges and Thomas Done, Auditors of Imprests, for allowances as follows to Thomas Lloyd in his account as Paymaster of the Works: the said Lloyd having represented by a memorial that there are several years' accounts of the Works examined by the said Auditors and that in order to the perfecting of same for declaration a warrant is necessary for transferring or bringing over from the accounts of Phillip Packer, Esq., the late Paymaster of the Works, several sums which were unpaid at the said Packer's decease and have since been paid by the said Lloyd and also for the giving allowance of 10s. per cent. for fees at the Exchequer and charges upon receiving money there for the extraordinaries of the Works and 4l. 15s. 0d. per an. for each year's Imprest Roll; upon which memorial the said Auditors have reported that the method of making up and passing the yearly accounts of the Works has been to take in the whole expense of that [each] year (though the money imprested yearly to the Paymaster is not sufficient to defray the charge of each year) inserting at the foot of each account how much thereof remains unpaid: by reason whereof the money which after Packer's decease was imprested to the said Lloyd was applied in great measure to the discharging of what was owing upon Mr. Packer's accounts and ought, in order to Mr. Lloyd's discharge, to be brought over and allowed in the several years wherein the said Lloyd did pay the same; which arrears according to a particular account attested by the officers of the Works do amount to 27,324l. 17s. 3¼d.; that further as to demand of 10s. per cent. they cannot report as to the reasonableness thereof for want of a certificate of the fees payable upon the receipt of such moneys [for the extraordinaries of the Works] and finally that the demand for the said Imprest Roll should be no more than 3l. per an.
In accordance with the above the said Auditors are to bring over from the foot of the said Packer's accounts the said sum of 27,324l. 17s. 3¼d. and to give allowance thereof to Mr. Lloyd in the several yearly accounts in which he paid the same: further, such allowance is to be made to Lloyd for fees and charges in the receiving the moneys at the Exchequer as can be justified by former precedents and not otherwise and 3l. per an. is to be allowed for each year's Imprest Roll and no more. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 207.
Nov. 24.William Lowndes to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes to order their Treasurer forthwith to pay to the Treasurer of the Navy the whole share of the cash due to the Navy from the Prizes Office. Disposition Book XIII, p. 202.
Treasury reference to the Attorney-General of the petition of Henry Chubb one of the King's tenants of the manor of Bucklawren, County Cornwall, shewing that by direction of the late Chancellor of the Exchequer and other officers of the Duchy of Cornwall he has disbursed several sums in prosecuting a cause in the Exchequer for near 10 years against Walter Conning and others who have encroached on the King's said manor and who unjustly detain several parcels of land from the King: that the defendents are tenants to the Duke of Bolton and have by said Duke's interest and assistance prolonged the cause and increased the cost thereof and petitioner is unable to prosecute the same any longer: therefore praying directions to the Receiver-General of the Duchy to lay out money for the carrying on of this suit for the future and that the Treasury do appoint a solicitor to manage the same. Reference Book VII, p. 176.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Dr. Jno. Leslie for a grant of lands, mortgages and leases as in a schedule thereto being forfeited in the late Rebellion in Ireland: all in consideration of his services and losses. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 148.
Nov. 25.William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to direct 10,000l. to be paid to the Victualling Commissioners for the Victualling service out of the money reserved in the Navy Treasurer's hands for such uses of the Navy as the Treasury Lords should appoint. Disposition Book XIII, p. 202.
Nov. 27.Royal sign manual for 400l. to Geo. Stepney, Envoy Extraordinary to several Electors and Princes of Germany: without account: to defray the charges he has been at in apprehending and keeping one— Tilly and bringing him out of Germany to Maestricht. (Money warrant dated Dec. 4 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 8 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 139. Money Book XIII, p. 225. Order Book IV, p. 334.
Nov. 27.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual, dated Kensington, to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to the Treasury Lords to direct the Exchequer to take in loans in hammered silver moneys at the rate of 5s. 8d. per ounce not exceeding 600,000l. in all (including therein the computed value of the said hammered silver moneys together with the moneys lent upon credit of the Exchequer in general and all other the loans which shall be made pursuant to the resolves in the House of Commons of the [9th and 14th Nov. inst. see C.J. XI, pp. 580, 585]) upon credit of the Exchequer in general, for the use of the Fleet and Army and payment of quarters in England: the said Resolutions of the House having declared that such loans not exceeding the said 600,000l. total should be transferred to and charged on the next Aids or Supplies to be granted in Parliament next [and immediately] after the loans remaining unpaid which were made on credit of the Contributions for Annuities; and that the loans already made on the Exchequer in general not exceeding 40,000l. should be reckoned part of the said 600,000l. Tallies of loan are to be struck and orders of repayment are to be signed accordingly (specifying the weight of the said hammered moneys) for such loans including the moneys already lent not exceeding 40,000l. as above, and are to be registered in course and to be transferred to and charged upon the next Aids or Supplies as above next and immediately after the loans on Contributions as above. (Treasury warrant to the Receipt dated Dec. 4 hereon accordingly.) Ibid., pp. 140, 153–4. Money Book XIII, p. 224.
Entry of a series of accounts [prepared for the House of Commons]: as follows. (fn. 1)
An account of tallies struck upon Parliamentary funds, the payments thereon and the principal remaining due [and unpaid] this 27 Nov., 1696.
on the 300,000l. per an. of the Customs [6–7 Wm. and Mary c. 3]: 1,250,000l. borrowed; 351,602l. 10s. 0d. [re]paid; 898, 397l. 10s. 0d. remains.
on the Additional Impositions [4 Wm. and Mary c. 5]: 510,000l. borrowed; 61,460l. [re]paid; 448,540l. remains.
on Joint Stocks [4 Wm. and Mary c. 15]: 500,000l. borrowed; 387,175l. 1s. 6d. [re]paid; 112,874l. 18s. 6d. remains.
on the Continued Impositions [7–8 Wm. III. c. 31]: 1,500,000l. borrowed; nothing [re]paid; remaining 1,500,000l.
on the two-thirds of the Double 9d. [per barrel] Excise [by 2 Wm. and Mary Sess. 2, c. 10]: 999,815l. 0s. 2½d. borrowed; 754, 760l. 8s. 3½d. [re]paid; 245,054l. 11s. 11d. remaining.
on the Vellum Act [by 5 Wm. and Mary c. 21]: 324,114l. 7s. 8½d. borrowed; 46,512l. 10s. 0d. [re]paid; 277,601l. 17s. 8½d. remaining.
on the Duty on Coals [6–7 Wm. III. c. 18]: 564,700l. borrowed; 4,662l. [re]paid; 560,038l. remaining.
on the second Quarterly Poll [5–6 Wm. and Mary c. 14]: 569,293l. 19s. 7d. borrowed; 479,328l. 6s. 3d. [re]paid; 89,965l. 13s. 4d. remaining.
the first 4s. Aid [by 4 Wm. and Mary c. 1]: 1,896,874l. 16s. 6½d. borrowed; 1,835,439l. 10s. 4½d. [re]paid; 61,435l. 6s. 2d. remaining.
on the third 4s. Aid [6–7 Wm. and Mary c. 3]: 1,800,000l. borrowed; 1,390,377l. 19s. 9d. [re]paid; 409,622l. 0s. 3d. remaining.
on the fourth 4s. Aid [by 7–8 Wm. III. c. 5]: 1,800,000l. borrowed; 470,776l. 3s. 11d. repaid; 1,329,223l. 16s. 1d. remaining.
on the Duties on Marriages and Births [6–7 Wm. and Mary c. 6]: 650,000l. borrowed; 2,000l. [re]paid; 648,000l. remaining.
on the Duties on low wines, sweets, etc. [7–8 Wm. III. c. 30]: 69,959l. 16s. 6d. borrowed; 3,600l. [re]paid; 66,359l. 16s. 6d. remaining.
on the Duties on Houses [by 7–8 Wm. III c. 18]: 7,382l. 11s. 4d. borrowed; nothing [re]paid: 7,382l. 11s. 4d. remaining.
on the Duties on Salt, Glass wares, etc. [7–8 Wm. III. c. 31, continuing the Duties on Salt, Glass, Coals, etc.]: 366,465l. 0s. 10½d. borrowed; 12,500l. [re]paid; 353,965l. 0s. 10½d. remaining.
on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: remaining 884,467l. 8s. 0d.
on the Post Office revenue: remaining 118,046l. 9s. 2½d.
l.s.d.
total [of the above unpaid balances] remaining8,010,9241910½
on the three-fourths of the Customs [as by 2 Wm. and Mary c. 4]213,447159
the complement of the Salt Act [7–8 Wm. III c. 31] for which tallies are not yet levied1,632,83319
9,847,207149
Memorandum:
l.s.d.
to be transferred to the next Aid. contributions for annuities366,121161
loans [on the Exchequer] in general [in silver token] by wt. [weight]16,760136
ditto more12,49285
loans on the [above House of Commons] vote1,30000
Followed by:
An estimate showing how far the Parliamentary funds charged with the payment of tallies or orders in course are like to prove deficient.
l.s.d.
New Customs: are granted for 5 years from 25 Dec., 1694 by an Act [6–7 Wm. and Mary c. 3 for the 4s. Aid] which appropriates 300,000l. per an. out of the same to be a fund for 1,250,000l. principal money with interest. This 300,000l. per an. in the said 5 years in respect of the said interest and of the deficiency of about 135,000l. which is like to be [arise] on 275,475l. 17s. 0d. paid into the Exchequer in clipt money may fall short of discha[rging] the said principal and interest about100,00000
Additional Impositions were granted [by 4 Wm. and Mary c. 5] for 4 years to end 1 March, 1696–7. The produce hath been about 45,000l. per an. The principal which was borrowed was 510,000l. of which there nowremains unsatisfied 448,540l. and at the end of the said 4 years the deficiency (considering the interest due and incurring) may be about445,00000
Continued Impositions on Wines, Vinegar and Tobacco and East India goods, etc. [by 7–8 Wm. III. c. 10] are to continue to March, 1701 and are charged at this time with the residue of 500,000l. borrowed by virtue of an Act passed in the 5th year [4 Wm. and Mary c. 15] of his Majesty's reign; whereupon there is unpaid 112,824l. 18s. 6d.; and by virtue of an Act passed the last sessions [in said Act 7–8 Wm. III. c. 10 they are further charged] with 1,500,000l. more. These Duties produce communibus annis about 400,000l. But in regard 395,523l. hath been paid in this year in clipt money [on these Duties] which will be deficient about 195,000l. they [the receipts] may be deficient at the end of the present grant about150,00000
Two-thirds of the double 9d. [per barrel] Excise were made a fund by Act of Parliament [by 2 Wm. and Mary Sess. 2, c. 10] for [interest on] 1,000,000l. The tallies [of loan] levied thereupon have been 999,815l. 0s. 2½d., of which there remains 245,054l. 11s. 11d. unsatisfied at this time. These Duties cease from being applicable to the repayment of the said loan from 17th May next being then disposed to another use: at which time by computation there will be unsatisfied of the said loans about160,00000
Duties on [stamped] paper and parchment granted [by 5 Wm. and Mary c. 21] for 4 years from 28th June, 1694: were charged with [330,000l. credit of which there was realised only] 324,114l. 7s. 8½d. principal money: of which there is at this time 46,512l. 10s. 0d. repaid: and by the expiration of the said term [the said Duties] may have satisfied in all about 100,000l. besides interest so then the deficiency will be about224,1147
Salt and Glass Duties granted [by 7–8 Wm. III. c. 31] in perpetuity to be a fund for 2,564,000l. principal money. The tallies already levied thereupon amount to about 366,467l. 0s. 10½d. but if the whole were borrowed as the Act authoriseth the fund not being estimated at more than 179,480l. [which is] the interest of the said 2,564,000l. at 7 per cent. (and there being only 12,500l. at this time paid off in part of the loan already charged) the deficiency may be reckoned about2,540,00000
"But then the several sums which were to be provided for by this Act are not to be reckoned as deficiencies to wit:
l.s.d.
(1) the tallies on the Coal Act [6–7 Wm. and Mary c. 18]560,00000
(2) for the Bank and annuities on the Tonnage Act [5-6 Wm. and Mary c. 20]140,00000
l.s.d.
(3) for the Lottery Adventurers [5 Wm. and Mary c. 7]140,00000
840,00000
l.s.d.
Second Quarterly Poll granted [by 5–6 Wm. and Mary c. 14] for one year which ended at Xmas, 1694. There was borrowed thereupon and transferred thereunto 569,093l. 19s. 7d.; of which there is repaid 479,328l. 6s. 3d. so the deficiency is89,965134
First 4s. Aid [by 4 Wm. and Mary c. 1] for the year 1693. There was borrowed on this Aid 1,896,874l. 16s. 6½d.; of which there has been repaid 1,814,575l. 19s. 3d. principal money to wit out of the produce of the tax and 20,863l. 11s. 1½d. by transferences to the Vellom Act. So the deficiency to be provided for besides interest thereof is61,43562
Third 4s. Aid [by 6–7 Wm. and Mary c. 3] granted for the service of the year 1695. This was made a fund for 1,800,000l. with interest at 5 [and more] per cent.: of which there is repaid at this time 1,390,377l. 19s. 9d. and probably by the clipt money thereof not yet recoined there may be further satisfied near 20,000l. So the deficiency for principal and interest will be about390,00000
Fourth 4s. Aid [by 7–8 Wm. III. c. 5] for this present year was made a fund for 1,800,000l. and interest at 6 per cent. The clipt moneys paid into the Exchequer on account of this tax before the 24th June last was 1,384,709l. and the whole [produce of the tax in clipped moneys] by computation will not exceed 1,700,000l. into the Exchequer and if the said clipt money produce 700,000l. and the residue [of it yet to come in] be 315,291l. which in regard it may be taken in old hammered money at 5s. 8d. an ounce and will take up time to recoin [may be estimated at only 150,000l. 'tis probable this tax may not extend to satisfy more than 850,000l. principal and then the deficiency will be950,00000
Duties on Marriages, etc., granted [by 6–7 Wm. and Mary c. 6] for 5 years from 1st May, 1695 and made a fund for 650,000l. and interest at 8 per cent. There is as yet only 2,000l. of the principal repaid and by reason of the great interest due and incurring thereon it is not expected these rates will satisfy any more principal. So the deficiency is estimated648,00000
in all5,758,5157
Duties on Houses given [by 7–8 Wm. III. c. 18] for 7 years from 25th March 1696 towards making good the deficiencies of the clipt moneys. By a clause in this Act 1,200,000l. is authorised to be borrowed at 7 per cent. for the first 600,000l. and 8 per cent. for the last 600,000l. These Duties by estimate will not produce more than 100,000l. per an. and consequently will not suffice to pay the interest of the deficiency of the clipt moneys nor much more than the interest of its own loan if the 1,200,000l. were charged thereon. The loans hitherto [up to the present made and] charged thereon are 7,382l. 11s. 4d.
Annuities. Memorandum. The Act [7–8 Wm. III. c. 2] for enlarging till Sept. 29 last the time to come in and purchase certain annuities was to be a fund for raising 382,469l. and there was lent on credit thereof 377,240l.; of which there is repaid by contributions only 11,118l. 13s. 11d. so the deficiency is 366,121l. 6s. 0d. But because the same is to be transferred to the next Aid [to be granted by Parliament] it is not reckoned here in the total of the deficiencies.
Memorandum. Also in this estimate of deficiencies is included the deficiencies of so much of the clipt moneys only as was paid in on the funds here set down but not of the other funds or revenues: to wit:
l.s.d.
of the clipped moneys on Coffee per estimate90000
of the clipped moneys on Hereditary and Temporary Excise90,00000
of the clipped moneys on double 9d. Excise89,00000
of the clipped moneys on 9d. [Excise] for 99 years62,00000
of the clipped moneys on Low Wines60000
of the clipped moneys on Post Office11,00000
of the clipped moneys on the three-fourth Customs1,50000
of the clipped moneys on loans on the Annuity Act93,00000
of the clipped moneys on loans on the Continued Impositions180,00000
of the clipped moneys on loans on the fourth 4s. Aid136,00000
of the clipped moneys on loans on Low Wines34,00000
of the clipped moneys on imprest money repaid by the Navy Treasurer54,00000
of the clipped moneys on ditto repaid by the Paymaster of the Forces6,70000
of the clipped moneys on [arrears of] second 4s. Aid and several other arrears of taxes and small branches of the revenue about20,00000
778,00000
l.s.d.
Memorandum. There further remains unsatisfied of the tallies struck on the three-fourth Customs which determined at Xmas, 1694 and are directed by privy seal [supra Treasury Calendar Vol. X, p. 1016] to be paid out of what the Customs shall produce more than 300,000l. a year203,447159
Followed by:
Account of what the funds agreed [by Parliament] to be continued have made, and what they may produce yearly. [This account is printed in extenso in the Commons Journals XI. p. 604–5. It is therefore only summarised here.]
estimated Yearly produce by the medium of the 3 years 1694–6.
l.s.d.
Customs and subsidies of tonnage and poundage375,96700
Impositions on Wines and Vinegar139,62100
Impositions on Tobacco128,38000
Impositions on East India Goods, etc.149,75400
Additional Impositions on merchandises with the 2s. per gallon on Brandy49,82000
Duties on [stamped] paper and parchment (estimated: the increase in the second year being supposed to happen by stores extraordinary taken by several people to rid off their clipt money)50,00000
Duties on Marriages, Births and Burials (estimated)50,00000
[Duties on Houses or] Windows (estimated: the duplicates for these Duties being not yet returned nor the first half yearly payment as yet made into the Exchequer)100,00000
1,043,54200
Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 210–13, 215.
Nov. 27.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Isaac des Graves shewing that he entered a parcel of wines at the Customs House which being viewed and tasted and the Duties paid he carried to his cellar, notwithstanding which one Ambro[se] Pill, an officer, has since seized them, alleging them to be French: therefore prays discharge of same. Reference Book VII, p. 177.
Treasury warrant to Mr. Aaron Smith [late Treasury Solicitor] to deliver by indenture to Nicholas Baker, Esq., the many papers which are in your hands which concern his Majesty's service, several [Crown] causes now depending which cannot be proceeded on without the said papers. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 206.
Same to [? the Paymaster of the Works] to pay to the Commissioners of Alienations 44l. 8s. 6d. for repairs done by them to their Office by Treasury direction. Ibid., p. 208. Money Book XIII, p. 223.
Same to Sir John Trevor [Attorney-General] to enter a noli prosequi upon the information against sugars imported by John Roberts and others of London, merchants, ut supra p. 302, the Customs Commissioners having after full examination made a favourable report thereon for their relief and the Treasury Lords having accordingly signed a warrant for the discharge of the seizure but the said Roberts et al being unable to receive the benefit of the said warrant without the present noli prosequi because they had given security in the Exchequer Court to answer the said information. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 208.
Nov. 27.Royal warrant to the Lords Justices to compute what remains due to the Earl of Scarborough of his debt of 530l. lent by him to Patrick Sarsfield and of the interest thereon at 10 per cent. from 1688–9, Jan. 1, and to satisfy same out the 806l. 13s. 0d. now remaining in the hands of the Receivers-General [of Revenue, Ireland] for the profits of the estate of the said Sarsfield, which profits were by royal warrant of 1694, March 28, directed to be paid to the said Receivers separately from other the revenue of Ireland and should be by them paid to said Earl without delay until the said debt should be fully satisfied but the said Earl having hitherto received only 87l. 16s. 9¾d. out of the said estate; which estate is now by order of the Exchequer Court put into the hands of Charlotte Sarsfield. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 148–9.
Treasury warrant to the Attorney-General to give his warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag for a commission under the great seal to John Radford and 6 others, detailed, to enquire of the estate of John Stafford alias Howard at the time of his attainder or outlawry for high treason. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 172.
Nov. 28.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans made by Bartholomew Burton on credit of the 6,000l. a week appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: [in each case] upon the unsatisfied order in the name of the [respective] payees, viz.:
4,000l. to Henry, Seigneur D'Anverquer, Master of the Horse: for the extraordinaries of the Stables.
4,000l. to Jasper Frederick Henning: towards discharging part of an arrear due to the Gardens.
10,000l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber: for the service of the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber.
4,000l. to the Paymaster of the Works: for the service of the Works.
46,000l. to the Cofferer of the Household: for the service of the Household.
5,000l. to the Keeper of the Privy Purse: for the service of Privy Purse.
Disposition Book XIII, p. 202.
Treasury reference to the Attorney-General of the petition of Thomas Ridge of Portsmouth, merchant, shewing that he imported a parcel of St. Sebastian wines and paid the Customs fully but same are seized as being French and an information exhibited to which petitioner cannot make his defence for want of witnesses who are beyond sea: therefore praying that the entering of judgment by the informers may be stopped and that the King's two-thirds of the seizure may be refunded and that the Attorney-General may be ordered to consent to a commission to examine his [petitioner's] witnesses beyond sea. Reference Book VII, p. 177.
Nov. 29.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Stephen Seignoret, merchant, shewing that he has 4 informations against him for having French silk and lace to the value of 1,000l. and last term a verdict passed for the King for 300l. only: therefore praying a remission of the King's share of said fine and a pardon under the great seal to secure him in future against further attempts for this forfeiture. Reference Book VII, p. 177.
Nov. 30.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Hugh Stephens as a landwaiter, Bristol port, loco John Burrows who is gone for Ireland. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 303.

Footnotes

1 For an imperfect copy of these accounts see C.J. XI, pp. 604–5.