Treasury Calendar
January 1697

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'Treasury Calendar: January 1697', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 11: 1696-1697 (1933), pp. 366-386. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82728 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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January 1697.

Letters patent, privy seals, royal sign manuals and warrants, Treasury warrants, commissions, orders, letters, memorials, reports and other entries: all not of the nature of Treasury Minutes.

Jan. 4.Money warrant for 100l. to Sir Robert Killigrew for 1696, Michaelmas quarter on his pension. (Money order dated Jan. 14 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 236. Order Book IV, p. 341.
Treasury allowance of John Thorowkettle's bill of 14l. 10s. 0d. for allowance for 1696, Xmas quarter's attendance as Messenger of the Chamber attending the Treasury. Money Book XIII, p. 237.
Treasury warrant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay said Thorowkettle 14l. 10s. 0d. for same quarter as Messenger of the Chamber attending the Customs. Ibid.
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 late Vote of the House of Commons: and is intended to be remitted to Flanders for the service of the Forces there, and 50,000l. to Edward Russell upon the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of the like loans to be made by said Russell on the said credit: and is intended to be applied to the Victualling. Disposition Book XIII, p. 211.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing an Order in Council on the said Commissioners' presentment concerning a small vessel to be employed on the coast of Maryland and Pennsylvania for examining all ships and vessels trading there. You are to consider same and to report to the Treasury Lords in what manner the said vessel should be provided and by whom. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 177.
Treasury warrant to same to discharge from the [Mediterranean or] one per cent. Duty the lading of the King William galley: divers merchants of London who are owners and freighters thereof and of other galleys in the like circumstances having petitioned shewing that the said "galleys" being arrived from Scanderoon in Turkey and being of 300 tons, 24 guns, 10 patereroes, 64 men, a deck, halfdeck, forecastle and poop, the said Duty is demanded on her lading because of her wanting a small part of her upper deck for the convenciency of using her oars, she [otherwise] answering all the ends required by the Act [14 Car. II. c. 11] which laid the said Duty: on which petition the Customs Commissioners have reported that the case is the same with that of the Upton galley on which they reported Aug. 31 last supra p. 268. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 312.
Jan. 4.Same to same to permit the fish and oil as follows to be entered as if taken and imported in an English ship and so [to be] freed and discharged of all Duties: it appearing that Peter Renew, Joseph Jackson; Samuell Eyres and others are interested in a parcel of Newfoundland fish and oil landed at Plymouth out of the ship Amity and in another parcel of same landed at Looe out of the ship St. Anthony both which vessels with their ladings were taken by the King's ships of war and legally condemned in the Admiralty Court and sold by the Prizes Commissioners; and particularly that the said Eyres is interested in 2 tons of Newfoundland train oil landed at Falmouth out of a prize which was taken and condemned by another English man of war: on all which the Customs Commissioners demand Duty as for foreigh fish and oil though petitioners are advised 'tis a taking and importation by English shipping within the words of the law: on which petition the said Commissioners have reported that the goods are train oil and cod fish of that sort commonly called Poor Jack the latter chargeable with Duty of 1l. 6s. 6¼d. per hundredweight if of foreign fishing which Duty is more than the common value of the goods and was laid in the nature of a prohibition on foreign fishing but by the Act of 5 Eliz. all sorts of fish English taken and English imported ought to pay no custom: and similarly train oil English taken, etc., should be free but if foreign taken and freely imported [to wit in an English ship] is chargeable with 8l. 11s. 0d. per tun. Ibid., pp. 313–4.
Same to same to employ Roger (Robert) Nash (formerly a tidesman London port but left out of the late settlement [of the officers of that port]) as a tidesman in the inferior list [ibid.] at 35l. per an. loco. William Honour who relinquishes same.
Robert Elliott as Surveyor of Humber at Burton upon Stather in Hull port loco Leonard Burgh who relinquishes same.
Ralph Langworth as deputy to the Comptroller at Poulton port loco James Patteson who relinquishes same.
Antho. Belthach as assistant to the Surveyor in Jersey loco Clement Machon, dismissed.
Daniell Woodcock as a noontender London port loco Thomas Prettyman, deceased.
Edward Dillon as a landcarriageman London port loco Joshua Wright, deceased. Ibid., pp. 314–6, 320.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Robert Mills shewing that for several years he has been clerk to the collector of Berwick port and behaved well: therefore praying promotion in some of the Northern ports. Reference Book VII, p. 183.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the security of William Branthwyt as [Regimental] agent to Brigadier Zach. Tiffin to receive the subsistence and pay of the said Brigadier's Regiment of Foot.
Prefixing: recommendation by Mord. Abbott of the sum of 1500l. as proper for the said proposed security. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 223.
Same to the executors of John Evans, gent., deceased, to pay to the present Receivers of Crown Land Revenues in South Wales all moneys in your hands belonging to the Crown and received by the said Evans as deputy to Lewis [Bevis] Lloyd late Receiver of Crown land Revenues there: allowance for such moneys is hereby to be made in the accounts of the said Bevis Lloyd. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 225.
Jan. 4.Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe to prepare a new grant to pass the seal of the Exchequer Court to Joseph Sparrow, gent., of the office of Bailiff of the Hundreds of Freshwell and Uttlesford, Co. Essex; with all the profits of said office provided he render yearly a just account to the sheriff of the county and pay into his hands for the use of the Crown all common fines, profits of sheriffs' tourns and Hundred courts and assist the said sheriff in the execution of all writs and perform all other services which appertain to the bailiff of the said Hundreds: all loco Haines Baily (Barley), deceased. Ibid., p. 227.
Same to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes to depute Francis Raworth of Dover as agent for Prizes at Deal, Sandwich, Ramsgate, Margate and all other places or ports within the districts of Dover and Deal: at a salary of 50l. per an. in accordance with the said Commissioners' memorial of Dec. 19 last. Ibid., p. 228. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 222.
Royal warrant to Charles, Earl of Mountrath and Henry, Earl of Drogheda, Lords Justices of Ireland, for a patent to pass the great seal of Ireland to grant to Arthur Podmore and Joshua Dawson, gent., so much of forfeited land as will amount to 200l. per an. over and above all incumbrances for 99 years subject to the yearly quit rents and Crown rents payable thereout: and furthermore to make good out of other forfeited lands any deficiency which may arise in such lands in case any part thereof be recovered from them within 7 years of the date of the grant as herein: all by reason that the said Podmore and Dawson petitioned for a grant of a forfeited mortgage of 1,500l. and the interest thereon for which they prosecuted the Crown title at great expense to themselves but were not able to obtain the benefit of the King's intended favour to them and have therefore made a second application for a lease as above: they having deserved well in their stations for their care, diligence and integrity in the public service. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 153–5.
Jan. 5.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 12,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of the new money that is or shall be brought into the Exchequer for the proceed of the loans on the Vote for 600,000l.: and is intended to be applied towards discharging bills of exchange drawn by Mr. Hill for subsistence of the Forces in Flanders. Disposition Book XIII, p. 211.
Same to same to issue 8,000l. to same on the like unsatisfied order: out of the money on the like loans: and to be applied ut supra. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Corn. Holland praying to be discharged of a debt of 15l. due to the King for Excise of beer, he being very poor, having 6 small children and having suffered much by the quartering of soldiers. Reference Book VII, p. 183.
Jan. 5.Same to the Treasurer of the Chamber of the petition of the 40 Messengers [of the Chamber] praying payment of their arrears that were left unpaid the last year. Ibid., p. 184.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to order the ReceiversGeneral of Revenue there to pay 1,259l. 5s. 2¾d. to the Countess of Dorchester out of the revenue, Ireland: all by reason that said Countess has petitioned shewing that James II granted her divers quit rents in Ireland amounting to 5,000l. per an. or thereabout for 99 years from 1691 Lady day at 1,500l. per an. rent; and that of the rents due to her thereunder the Receivers of the Revenue, Ireland, have received the said sum of 1,259l. 5s. 2¾d. paid into the Treasury Ireland for the King's use. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 156.
Jan. 6.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Jonathan Bucknall as a tide-surveyor, London port loco Thomas Mason, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 315.
Jan. 8.Same [to the Postmasters-General] to pass the sums of 1,747l. 11s. 10d. and 842l. 2s. 8d. of hammered moneys as follows to the accompts of the respective Postmasters who paid the same and to direct the ReceiverGeneral of the Post Office to carry the said money to the Mint to be there coined: upon the production of the receipt thereof by the Warden, Master, Worker and Comptroller of the Mint and [certificate] likewise of the proceeds thereof when re-coined (over and above the charges in melting and re-coining thereof and of the difference or deficiency by tale betwixt the said hammered money and the new money proceeding from the same) the Auditor [of Imprests] is hereby to give allowance to the said Receiver-General for such deficiency in his account: all by reason that the said Postmasters by their memorial of the 5th inst. have represented that several deputy postmasters in pursuance of the Treasury order of June 12 last (not to be too scrupulous in receiving such puncht moneys as the Act of Parliament 7–8 Wm. III. c. 1 for Remedying the ill State of the Coin describes and allows) have received several sums of [such hammered] money to the amount of 1,747l. 11s. 10d. and have (according to the late Act 8–9 Wm. III. c. 2 for further remedying the said ill State) paid the same to the Receiver-General of the Post Office, part of which he tendered to the Tellers of the Exchequer but they refused to receive same "and it so happens that the last mentioned Act not passing the royal assent till the 3rd of Dec. last it was impossible that several of the Deputy Postmasters could come up to make affidavit before the Receiver of the Post Office" although printed notice had been sent to them by the Postmaster-General of the clause in said Act relating to the collectors, etc., paying their money to the Receiver-General before Dec. 18: but in order to comply with the intent and meaning of the said Act so far as was practicable those persons [deputy postmasters] who have sent up money have made affidavit before one of the Justices of Peace in the form directed by the Act: further the sum of 842l. 2s. 8d. [of the like hammered moneys] hath been sent up to the ReceiverGeneral of the Post Office [before Dec. 18 last] but was not paid to him before that date, which was occasioned by the remoteness and distance of some of the places, the want of conveyance by carriers or otherwise, the roads being then so bad that there was no passing for some days, but the affidavits appear [clearly] to be made before the said date and the money actually delivered [before that date] to such persons as were to bring the same to the Post Office. Money Book XIII, pp. 238–9. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 226.
Jan. 8.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans made on the late Vote of Credit: and is intended to be paid to the Count de Frize: and to be placed to the account of Army Contingencies. Disposition Book XIII, p. 212.
Same to same to issue 455l. to Paul Foley, Esq., Speaker of the House of Commons: out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed extract [missing] of a letter from New Romney about increasing the number of Customs House officers on the coast thereabouts for preventing of trade and correspondence with France: said extract being sent to the Treasury by Secretary Trumbull. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 177.
Same to the Attorney-General to report his opinion on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Osborne, gent., against passing a grant of the estate of William Devenish, late of Athlone Co. Westmeath, Esq., to William Palmer, Esq., until he (Osborne) be heard as to his interest therein: said petition being referred to the Treasury from the Privy Council. Ibid.
Treasury warrant [to the Postmasters-General or to the Customs Commissioners] to direct the commanders of the Spanish pacquet boats [the English pacquet boats plying to Spain] to permit the western woollen manufactures to be shipped on board the said pacquet boats and exported for Spain in order to the discouraging of the woollen manufacture lately set up at Gada near Coruna in Spain, it being represented to the Treasury Lords that if the said manufacture be not prevented in time it may prove of very mischievous consequence to the English trade and that the giving of liberty to the said pacquet boats to carry over some of the western woollen manufactures may in great probability discourage the same.
Care is to be taken that there be not put on board the said boats such a quantity as may hinder the regular sailing of the said boats. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 225.
Jan. 9.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 440l. to the Agents for Taxes and their clerk and messenger: out of the moneys arising by seizures next and immediately after the sum already charged thereupon. Disposition Book XIII, p. 214.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Victualling Commissioners touching a seizure made by the Customs officers of some provisions laden on board merchant ships and intended for the victualling of the King's ship Dover prize [the seizure being made as said ships were] in their voyage to Virginia. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 178.
Jan. 10.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Jones (who has for some time attended as a watch upon the [Customs cash or] treasury under the Receiver-General of the Customs) as a watchman in fee London port loco Lewis Price, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 317.
Jan. 11.William Lowndes to same to attend the Privy Council on Thursday next at 6 p.m. about erecting Admiralty Courts in those Plantations which are under distinct proprieties and charters. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 178.
Treasury reference to the Postmasters-General of the petition of William Dockwra of London, merchant, shewing that whereas Richard Bellamy hath lately presented a petition relating to the Penny Post concerning a farm of the same or praying for the place of Comptroller thereof loco Mr. Castleton, the present petitioner prays that his son may have preference before Mr. Bellamy or any other competitor whatsoever, or that if any proposal be offered from Mr. Bellamy for a farm they [Dockwra et al] may be admitted to offer their proposal and be favoured. Reference Book VII, p. 185.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to admit Robert Hunter of London, merchant, to amend his entry of 3 bags of linen imported by him Aug. 26 last in the ship Isabell from Scotland, James Oswald master, and containing 3,907 yards but inadvertently entered by his servant Thomas Kennan on Sept. 1 as containing 2,000 yards. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 323–4.
Jan. 12.Money order for 284l. 3s. 2d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries by him delivered to the officers of said Court in Trinity and Michaelmas terms, 1696. Order Book IV, p. 342.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 20,000l. to Charles Bertie on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Bertie on credit of the late Vote of the House of Commons: 10,000l. thereof to be applied to sea services of the Ordnance and 10,000l. to land service thereof. Disposition Book XIII, p. 212.
Same to Auditor Bridges to report on the enclosed draft warrant for a privy seal for passing Mr. Meisters' two accounts ut infra, pp. 372–3. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 178.
Same to Mr. Sanson for a list of the several patent officers of the Customs in London port and the outports, with their salaries. Ibid., p. 179.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Oliver Vaughan (one of the tidesmen in the inferior list London port) as a tidesman in the superior list at 40l. per an. loco Thomas Gresham, deceased.
William Brisban as a tidesman in the inferior list ibid., at 35l. per an. loco the said Oliver Vaughan.
Thomas White as a tidesman in Hull port loco Thomas Taylor lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 317–8, 324.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Benj. Levy and Joseph Pereira and Joseph Moore shewing that in Sept. last they brought into London port a great quantity of Portugal wines and as bank notes were refused for the Custom thereof they were obliged to discount the said notes at 17 per cent. disct. and [so] immediately paid 1,000l. in specie: that the Impost Duty amounted to about 1,900l. more to be paid at 3 several payments, viz. 450l. in Dec. last, 450l. in March next and 1,000l. in June next: that by reason of the failure of trade in all parts and deficiency of the funds (upon some of which they have a great many tallies) they are unable to satisfy the said debt in specie: therefore praying that 1,000l. tally may be taken or deposited for the last [instalment of the] debt and they will pay the first two immediately; or else praying my Lords to forbid any proceedings at law against them. Reference Book VII, p. 184.
Jan. 13.Royal sign manual for 1,000l. to Thomas Cuddon, Esq., Chamberlain of the city of London: without account: to be disposed and distributed by him towards the relief of the poor subjects in the parishes in and about the said city as the King's charity and benevolence. (Money warrant dated Jan. 18 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 18 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 156. Money Book XIII, p. 242. Order Book IV, p. 342.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for allowances as follows to William Meesters in two accounts, one for the pay of the Dutch Train of Artillery in Ireland in 1690, 1691, and 1692; the other for the providing the machines for the expedition against Dunkirk in 1692, 1693, 1694 and 1695; upon the first said account said Meesters is charged with 781l. 16s. 0d. received from the Treasurer of the Ordnance, England; 4,832l. received from William Robinson, Deputy Treasurer in Ireland; 8,771l. 19s. 10½d. received from William Hubbald, Paymaster of the English Train of Artillery and 291l. 10s. 10¾d. from same, upon which no poundage was deducted; 9,984l. 9s. 6d. received from Charles Fox and Thomas Lord Coningsby, Paymasters-General of the Forces in Ireland; 263l. 7s. 10d. for the poundage of 5,267l. 16s. 10d. paid to the said Hubbald, being for the use of the English Train of Artillery. The said total charge amounts to 24,925l. 4s. 1¼d. Against same he craves allowance of 500l. for a proportion of 800l. directed for the use of the English and Dutch Train whereof he paid the said 500l. to said Hubbald; 5,267l. 16s. 10d. for a proportion of 9,984l. 9s. 6d. which he paid to the said Hubbald on account of 5 months' pay to the English Train; 15,578l. 0s. 0½d. paid to the Dutch Train of Artillery pursuant to their establishment in part of 20,047l. 13s. 10d.; 3,553l. 11s. 1¼d. paid on account of contingencies for the said [Dutch] Train; 1,179l. 8s. 4½d. deducted for poundage of 23,588l. 9s.4½d. paid to the said Meesters by the Paymasters of the Irish Forces and by the said William Robinson and the said William Hubbald; 650l. lost when surprised by General Sarsfield; 30l. lost by tale of money and for postage and other expenses; 40l. for the charge of passing this account through the several offices of the Exchequer: total discharge 26,798l. 16s.4¼d. leaving him in surplus 1,873l. 12s. 3d.
In the second account he is charged with receipts of 6,664l. from the Treasurer of the Ordnance in tallies on the Land Tax and of 4,750l. 15s. 0d. in money; and 7,267l. 7s. 5d. from the Treasurer of the Navy making a total charge of 18,682l. 2s. 5d. Against this he craves allowance of 161,628 guilders 3 stivers paid to Peter Joorne of Rotterdam, merchant, for provisions by him made for the use of the said machines (whereof 85,358 guilders 15 stivers at 10½ guilders per £ sterling and 49,947 guilders 18 stivers at 10 guilders per £ sterling, and 26,321 guilders 10 stivers at 8½ guilders per £ sterling) amounting to 16,220l. 16s. 9d.; and 6,815 guilders paid to Hugo Portugall for freight, at 10 guilders per £ sterling being 681l. 10s. 0d.; and 578l. 15s. 5d. paid to Alexander Eustace on account of salaries and contingencies; 143l. 4s. 8d. paid to — Whitehead for necessaries bought of him; 55l. 8s. 2d. paid to — Meesters on the like account; 220l. paid to Barent Shurman being so much disbursed by him on several occasions relating to the said service; 1,475 guilders paid to John Neickson in Holland at 10 guilders per £ sterling being 147l. 10s. 0d.; 315l. 10s. 0d. paid to the said Neickson and Capt. Beckham and for speaking trumpets bought on the said Neickson's design; 128l. 5s. 2d. paid to — Le Francs at Newport [Nieuport] for wages to pilots and others; 2,602l. 15s. 9d. paid to Peter Powell which was by him disbursed for one month's pay to the masters of the several store ships taken up in 1695 to attend the said machines, for wages and victuals to several pilots and for gratuities to several persons; 108l. 5s. 6d. paid to Capt. — Tonquenell being his disbursements to carpenters and others and for several contingencies; 120l. 18s. 5d. paid to Lambert Wessens which he laid out for the service of the machines; 350l. paid to William Meesters, this accomptant himself, for his own travelling charges and expenses during the said service; 166l. 12s. 0d. lost by discount of 6,664l. tallies on the Land Tax at 50s. for each 100l.; 25l. for charges in translating several accounts out of Dutch into English, copying of vouchers and preparing of accounts for the Auditor; 40l. for charges in passing the account hereof through the several offices of the Exchequer. The total discharge is 21,904l. 11s. 10d., leaving him in surplus 3,222l. 9s. 5d. on this second account.
The King being well satisfied with the truth of the said accounts orders the allowance of above items of discharge although such formal warrants, receipts or other vouchers for the said items or some of them were not or cannot be had or obtained or produced as are required by the strict rules and course of the Exchequer. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 157–8.
Jan. 13.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 50,000l. to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, as imprest for the service of the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber. Ibid., p. 159.
Royal sign manual for 44l. to Thomas Offley, Esq.: as royal bounty without account. (Money warrant dated Jan. 19 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 25 hereon.) Ibid., p. 159. Money Book XIII, p. 243. Order Book IV, p. 34.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces, viz.:
l.s.d.
out of the new money coming from the Mint proceeding from the loans in hammered money on credit on the late Vote of the House of Commons for borrowing 600,000l.
to pay a bill due to Mr. Schuylenburgh the 8th inst., drawn by Mr. Hill for subsistence of the Forces in Flanders10,10000
out of loans to be made by said Earl on credit of the said Vote.
for subsistence of the Forces in Flanders40,00000
for subsistence [of the Forces] in England40,00000
for recruits and other contingencies of the Army (in the margin: to be on account of subsistence to enable the raising of recruits)20,00000
out of Bank Bills remaining in or to be [to come] in the Exchequer [out] of loans on the said Vote.
for Mr. Medina in further part of his bills [of exchange] for subsistence of the Forces in Flanders3,00000
113,10000
Disposition Book XIII, p. 213.
Jan. 14.Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh for his payment of a pension of 200l. a year to John Rabault La Caudiere in consideration of good and faithful services: to date from 1695–6, March 1 until further order. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 196.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Navy: to be issued out of moneys remaining in the Exchequer [arising] of loans on the credit of the Vote for 600,000l.: and is to be for the Victualling.
In the margin: a warrant signed the same day to the Victualling Commissioners to give their warrant to Phillip Papillion, Esq., Cashier of the Victualling for paying and allowing 200l. for 10 per cent. discount upon this sum. Disposition Book XIII, p. 213. Money Book XIII, p. 241.
Jan. 15.Money warrant for 3,000l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton, for one year to 1690, Sept. 29, on his annuity granted by Charles II. Money Book XIII, p. 239.
Treasury allowance of, and direction to John Knight, Customs' Cashier, to pay, the 1696 Xmas quarter day's salary bill of the Customs officers London port being 5,563l. 2s. 6d. for established salaries and 121l. 5s. 0d. for additional salaries or 5,684l. 7s. 6d. in all. Ibid., p. 240.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to direct the collectors of the out ports to pay the same quarter's salary bill of the officers of the out ports, being 5,952l. 11s. 3d. for established salaries and 567l. 15s. 0d. for additional salaries or 6,520l. 6s. 3d. in all. Ibid.
Treasury allowance of the same quarter's salary bill and incidents bill, both detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Commissioners Office, totals 190l. 10s. 0d. and 67l. 14s. 8d. respectively. Ibid., p. 241.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of loans by Mr. Bartholomew Burton on credit of the 6,000l. a week appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise) the above 3,000l. to the Duke of Southampton and 200l. to Sir Robert Killigrew. Disposition Book XIII, p. 213.
Jan. 15.Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Simon Ryall shewing that he became bound for Shadrack Pride, upon whose failure petitioner's estate is seized but having a promise from the Excise Board that if he took the said Pride his estate should be free he did, after much danger and charge, apprehend him and accordingly enjoyed his estate but the delinquent is escaped out of Dorchester prison (where petitioner caused him to be secured) and the gaoler was indemnified for [? was fined] 50l. and petitioner's estate is seized again and he can get no relief from the Excise Commissioners, he desiring to know what the debt was: therefore praying that his estate may be free if he can prove that he apprehended and secured the said Price. Reference Book VII, p. 185.
Same to Samuell Travers, Surveyor-General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Charles Buckland for the adding of a third life [in a lease he has] in West Harptree farm, Co. Somerset, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. Ibid.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Aaron Smith against the passing of any grant of the estate late of Christopher Sherlock, Co. Kildare, commonly called Littlerath, Bowdenstown and Daars to Mr. Maurice Annesley or any other; or any order about the rents thereof; and also against the passing any grant to Brigadier Wolseley or any other of the estate late of Christopher Cheever in the county of the town of Drogheda commonly called Carnaghtown or Carmanstown and Ballymackeny of which Brigadier Wolseley hath a custodiam; or any order of exoneration of the rent reserved upon the said custodiam. Notice to be given to the Earl of Rochford. Caveat Book, p. 45.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Hayes praying a grant of lands as in a schedule thereto: said petition having been referred to the Treasury Lords by the King. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 157.
William Lowndes to Mr. Palmer to signify to the Lords Justices, Ireland, the King's pleasure that they report as soon as may be on the above petition of Mr. Hayes. Ibid.
Jan. 17.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Daniell Lyons, merchant, silks (3 bales of Alamodes) imported by him from Rotterdam by the late convoy for which he took out licenses as the law directs but not speaking English he employed a broker to take up the goods and to convey them to the warehouse to be examined who by inadvertancy entered one of the bales as linen; the taking out of the licences regularly being proof that no fraud was intended: on whose petition the Customs Commissioners have reported that as the officer who seized has proceeded to an appraisement it will be necessary to direct the Attorney-General to enter a noli prosequi. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 319.
Same to same to employ Jo. Cooksey as one of the 4 examiners of the outport books loco John Shaw, deceased. Ibid., p. 320.
Jan. 23.The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Edward Deane praying a scire facias to avoid certain letters patents as therein granted to George Phillips, his Majesty having been surprised and deceived in the granting of the same; and praying thereupon a grant of the Crown title to the lands therein. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 168.
Jan. 18.Money warrant for 40l. to Samuell Powell, Sergeant at Arms attending the House of Commons: to be by him distributed to the housekeeper, messenger and doorkeepers attending the said House for their attendance and service during the session 1695, Nov. 22 to 1696, April 27. (Money order dated Jan. 25 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 242. Order Book IV, p. 344.
Same for 50l. to Mahaleel Windham to be by him distributed among the 8 doorkeepers attending the House of Peers (himself being one) for their service in attending said House in the above session. (Money order dated Jan. 25 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 242. Order Book IV, p. 343.
Treasury order for the renewal of a lost money order No. 1495 on the two thirds of the Additional Excise, being for 500l. to Edward Russell, Esq. (in repayment of so much lent by him thereon, 1691, July 8) and assigned by him to Peter Joye et al and lost or mislaid by the latter. Order Book IV, p. 335.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,000l. to Thomas Cuddon ut supra p. 372 out of loans made by Bartholomew Burton on credit of the 6,000l. a week appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XIII, p. 214.
Same to Mr. Hall. My Lords are informed that — Price who was employed as your deputy at the Mint at Norwich has been charged with great misdemeanours and is now a prisoner in Norwich for the same, whereby the business of the Mint may suffer for want of an honest and able officer there. They recommend to you Robert Browne of Norwich for the said employment. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 179.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] for the more speedy victualling of the Fleet for the year 1697. Send your report by Wednesday morning so that it may be laid before the King at Kensington that day. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Charles Carkesse as examiner of the Duty on the receipt of wines and currants loco John Shaw, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 318.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to take the security, detailed, of Mr. Potter as Agent to Col. Sanderson's Regiment of Foot. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 223.
Jan. 19.Same to the Customs Cashier to pay the King's Remembrancer 45l. 12s. 0d. for the fees due to himself and his clerks heretofore usually paid him by the Customers of the out ports for passing their accounts; to wit for the year ended 1696 Xmas. Money Book XIII, pp. 240, 130.
Same to same to pay same 50l. 15s. 4d. and 443l. 4s. 4d. for parchment and other necessaries for the blank books for the entries of the Surveyor-General of Customs in London port and the Customers, Comptrollers and searchers of the out ports, for the whole year beginning 1696, Dec. 25. Ibid., pp. 240, 130–1.
Jan. 19.Money warrant for 10l. 13s. 4d. to Sir John Cotton, bart. for 2 years due 1696 Xmas on his perpetuity of 5l. 6s. 8d. per an. Ibid., p. 243.
Same for 191l. 15s. 11¾d. to John Little, Esq., late high sheriff for Co. Essex for the year ended 1695, Sept. 29, being the overpayment on his account by reason of several sums paid by him for the apprehending of highwaymen as certified by Peter Frowde, Esq., Deputy Clerk of the Pipe. (Money order dated Jan. 25 hereon.) Ibid., p. 244. Order Book IV, p. 346.
Treasury warrant to the Exchequer for the renewal of a lost money order No. 570 on the Additional Impositions being for repayment of 500l. lent thereon by the Earl of Ranelagh and assigned by the said Earl to Henry Cornish by whom same is lost or mislaid. Order Book IV, p. 341.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,333l. 1s. 1¾d. to me [Lowndes] on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service: to be issued out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XIII, p. 214.
Same to same to issue 150l. to Mr. Keen, 150l. to Mr. Rymer and 75l. to Mr. Tate out of any disposeable money that is or shall be in the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to take care that the present which long since was prepared for [the Day of] Algiers and was lately put on board the King's ship Eagle be despatched thither [Algiers] by the first opportunity and that meantime it be lodged in some convenient place where it may take no damage. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 180.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to attend the King in Council at Kensington on Thursday next when the proprietors of the several [Proprietory] Plantations in America are appointed to attend. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Nicholas Baker of the petition of Mary Bishop to the King for [a grant of] debts and gold belonging to her late husband who suffered as a pirate: same being referred to the Treasury by the King. Reference Book VII, p. 185.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John De Senne, a French refugee, to the King shewing that he brought his effects out of France in contraband goods for which he is fined 300l.: therefore praying a grant of the King's moiety of the forfeiture. Ibid., p. 186.
Treasury warrant to Sir T. Trevor to enter a noli prosequi to the information upon Daniell Lyons for silks ut supra p. 332. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 228.
Jan. 20.Royal sign manual for payment of 2,094l. 13s. 4d. to Mary Bocock et al, detailed, as royal bounty: ut supra Treasury Calendar Vol. X, p. 271: save that the following names are omitted Alice Bagot, Alice Elyott, Mary Mitchell, Francis Gorman, Margaret Ely, Alice Kinston [Kingston], Eliz. Brabin, Maurice Kingwell, Sarah Averie, Jo. Povey, Dame Mary Kirk for rent: and the following names are added Dame Eliz. Hamilton, 40l.; Laud. Crisp, 10l.; William Conyers, 50l.; Lady Kath. Dallyson, 50l.; Alice Shipton, 5l.; Ann Fitzharrey, 50l.; Ann Mansell for herself and sister, 10l.; — Leslie, 200l.; Thomas Povey, 100l.; Elizabeth Willoughby, 50l.; also Elizabeth Culliford, 10l., for the funeral charges of Margaret Ely; instead of 10l. to Ann Disney the entry here is for 20l. to Ann Disney and her sister; Frances How, 60l. to pay the debts and funeral charges of Maurice Kingwell, Esq., deceased; Ann Hotwell appears as Ann Hartwell as formerly; — Tooker here appears as Samuel Tucker; Mrs. King here appears as — King, widow. (Treasury warrant dated Jan. 25 to Edward Nicholas to pay same out of moneys imprested to him for his Majesty's service.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 162. Money Book XIII, p. 245.
Jan. 20.William Lowndes to Mr. Bridgeman to acquaint the Admiralty Lords that the present for the Government of Tangier, lately put in the King's ship Eagle, may have suffered some damage on ship board and it may be necessary to take same on shore until opportunity offers of sending same away. My Lords desire the Admiralty Lords to give direction for such landing and subsequent dispatching. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 180.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, for a patent to pass the great seal of Ireland for a grant and confirmation to Richard Gorges, Esq., of the lands of Smithstown containing by the Down Survey 247 acres, the lands of Bodeen 85 acres, the lands of Thomastown 87 acres, part of the town of Kilbrew 208 acres and the Risk of Killbrew 65 acres all in the Barony of Ratoath and county of Meath and adjudged to his father, Dr. Robert Gorges and his heirs, by the late Commissioners for executing the Acts of Settlement and Explanation with a saving of the title of Patrick Barnewall eldest son of Simon Barnewall a forfeiting person under a pretended settlement of the year 1625; the patent to the said Dr. Robert Gorges not having been penned according to the said adjudication but by mistake the lands are limited to him and his heirs during the life of Simon Barnewall and after his decease the said Patrick, second son of the said Simon to be restored, and after the said estate tail limited to the said Patrick then the grant to the said Dr. Robert Gorges and his heirs without any reprise: so that although the said pretended settlement of 1625 was forged, the said Patrick did by colour thereof and by the prevailing Popery in the Government of the late Earl of Tyrconnell most illegally about 1686, get possession of the said lands under colour of an old injunction granted in 1663 by the Court of Claims and did afterwards commit treason against the present King and is outlawed for the same: wherefore the late Queen Mary, 1694, May 11 (on a report from the Lords Justices, Ireland) directed a grant to the present petitioner without any saving to the pretended right of the said Patrick: but the said intended favour by reason of some mistakes in the recital of the former patents (which mistakes would make the intended patent void after the death of the said Dr. Robert) was surrendered and no further proceeding had thereon but the said Dr. Robert hath conveyed all his estate in the premises to his son, the present petitioner, and his heirs whereby he is become capable of a grant and confirmation from the Crown without surrender by the said father "which can be of no use or benefit" to the Crown. The present grant is therefore to be non obstante any title of the Crown arising from any defect in the grant of 1667, Nov. 21, to the said Dr. Robert or from the attainder of the said Patrick Barnewall. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 158–60.
Jan. 21.Privy seal for 300l. as equipage and 4l. a day as ordinary to John Robinson, Dr. in Divinity, as Resident at the Court of the King of Sweden: to commence from Oct. 2 last: with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 161.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 74,001l. 16s. 10½d. 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 Vote for 600,000l.: and to be for such uses of the Army as shall be appointed. Disposition Book XIII, p. 215.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to present 5 persons to be established at 60l. each as a further guard of officers upon the coast of Kent for preventing trade and correspondence with France and that those 5 and all the present [like] officers have 30l. per an. each for keeping another horse and servant, except Capt. Ellesden who hath already an allowance for 2 servants. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 320.
Same to same to employ Charles Morgan as waiter and searcher at Chepstow in Swansea port loco William Kemmys who relinquishes same. Ibid., p. 321.
Treasury reference to Nicho. Baker of the petition of Tho. Rigby shewing that William Clifton in Co. Lancs. being possessed of a personal estate of 1,000l. gave his estate to 2 persons in trust for Popish religious houses: that petitioner is a Protestant and next of kin: therefore praying a grant of such part of the said estate as was appointed for superstitous uses. Reference Book VII, p. 189.
Jan. 22.Money warrant for 552l. 14s. 7¾d. to Thomas Fotherby, Esq.; 224l. 1s. 3d. thereof as satisfaction of so much due to him at the foot of his account as Deputy-Commissary of the Danish Forces [said account being for the period] between 1689, Nov. (the time of the said Forces landing in England) and the time of their embarking at Hoylake in March following; and the remaining 328l. 13s. 4¾d. as due to him at the foot of his account as Commissary-General of the provisions, ammunition and stores of war [and] Deputy-Judge Advocate and Paymaster of the Forces sent to the West Indies in 1692: the said accounts being declared 12 Nov., 1696. (In the margin: this warrant was revoked, satisfaction being made [to him another way, viz.:] by the Earl of Ranelagh). (Money order dated Jan. 25 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 244. Order Book IV, p. 343.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 100l. to Mr. Smith on the unsatisfied order in his name for prosecuting clippers: to be issued out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer. Disposition Book XIII, p. 215.
Same to same to issue 2,990l. to Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of the new money and guineas of the loans on the late Vote of Credit for 600,000l.: and to be paid over to the Victuallers upon account of victualling the Fleet to the West Indies. Disposition Book XIII, p. 215.
Jan. 22.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the Count de Freeze's lodging in the Pall Mall to visit his goods in order to their transport to Holland. Out Letters (General) XV. p. 180.
Same to Mr. Hosier to deliver to Mr. Lowman a moiety of the King's two-thirds of the wines which were seized and condemned as French which lately belonged to Mr. d'Graves; the same being for his Majesty's particular use and to be brought into the King's cellar. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Nicholas Baker of the petition of Nathaniell Crow and Benjamin Pordage to the King shewing that Arthur Mangy, Robert Child and John Hurst being severally seized of lands in Co. Yorks and York city worth in all 400l. per an. and personal estates worth in all 500l., were executed for high treason in embasing the coin and that petitioners have discovered the persons who conceal the said lands: therefore paying a grant of same in fee. Reference Book VII, p. 186.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Richard Woolaston proposing his securities detailed for receiving the Land Tax for Co. Herts instead of Thomas Richards. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Henry, Visct. Galway, praying a grant of several lands as in a schedule [missing] thereto. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 157.
Jan. 23.Privy seal for 2,000l. for equipage and 100l. a week as ordinary to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke, (Keeper of the Privy Seal) as one of the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries for the Treaty of a General Peace: with the usual clause for allowances of his extraordinaries.
The like for the like to Sir Jos. Williamson as one other of the said Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries; but to have 1,500l. only for his equipage. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 160.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Ralph, Earl of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, a service of lace lately imported for the King's own use and wearing; being seized by — Hunt, a Customs officer, as being prohibited goods. The officer who seized same is to receive some reasonable satisfaction. Out Letters [Customs) XIII, p. 321.
Jan. 25.Money warrant for 2,800l. to Sir Joseph Williamson, Kt., 1,500l. thereof for equipage and 1,300l. as 13 weeks' ordinary as one of the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries for the Treaty of a General Peace. (Money order dated Jan. 25 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 245. Order Book IV, p. 344.
Same for 3,300l. to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke, 2,000l. for equipage and 1,300l. for ordinary as above as another like Ambassador. (Money order dated Jan. 25 hereon.) Ibid.
Jan. 25.Same for 36l. to John Smith, Esq., one of the Pages of the Bedchamber, without account for the rest of the Pages of the Bedchamber (to whom he is to be answerable) and himself, for the charges they are at in washing of sheets for themselves and for the Gentlemen and Grooms of the Bedchamber and for carrying same from place to place as his Majesty hath occasion from time to time to remove his royal person: and is for one year to 1696–7, Feb. 11. Money Book XIII, p. 246.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 7,150l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of the new money proceeding from the loans made in hammered money at 5s. 8d. an ounce on credit of the late Vote of the House of Commons for borrowing 600,000l.: and is to be applied in full satisfaction of the tallies levied June 23 last for 13,500l. of clipt money which was paid back into the Exchequer by the said Earl "and is contained in 12 general accompt of remains of clipt money which were in the Exchequer on June 24 last under the head of imprest money repaid by the said Earl, upon which tallies the whole sum of 13,500l. was advanced to [sic for by] his Lordship and 6,350l. thereof hath been since repaid [to him]." Disposition Book XIII, p. 215.
Same to same to issue 500l. to Mr. Francis Best out of loans made by Bartholomew Burton on credit of the 6,000l. per week appropriated out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid., p. 216.
Same to same to issue 25,000l. to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their names for the service of the Forces, Ireland: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Fox on credit of the Vote for 600,000l.: and to be applied to the satisfaction of several persons who advanced money for the service of the war on credit of Exchequer Bills, which Bills are deposited in the hands of the said Fox and are to be renewed (after satisfaction of the moneys advanced as aforesaid) for such uses of the war as the Treasury Lords shall direct. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to prepare a royal warrant to be signed by the King to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 2,933l. 6s. 11½d. to Patrick Lamb for the balance of his disbursements on account of the Hospital in the Low Countries to the end of the last campaign, according to the said Earl's report in this behalf. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 181.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Abraham Elton et al of Bristol, merchants, shewing that the sloop Samuel on her return from Antigua was seized at Cork on pretence that she took in several pieces of drapery at Cork and carried them directly to Antigua contrary to the Act of Trade; which, if done, was contrary to the petitioner's knowledge: therefore praying delivery of the ship and rather than be at the trouble and charge of a trial they'll satisfy the office who seized. Reference Book VII, p. 186.
Same to Samuel Travers, Surveyor-General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Robert Fowle for a new lease of a messuage or tenement called Faux Hall, Co. Surrey, parcel of the manor of Kennington, granted for 31 years to Sir Samuell Moreland, 1675, April 9, at 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. rent the remainder of which term vests in petitioner. Reference Book VII, p. 187.
Jan. 25.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Joseph Cagnoni of London, merchant, shewing that in Dec. last the Elmore frigate (a prize taken from the French, and the master and men being now English) arrived in London from Leghorn with inter al 15 butts of Zante currants which he entered and paid aliens Duties thereon but same and the ship are seized by Mr. Hill, a tidesurveyor: therefore praying a noli prosequi and delivery of the goods. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor-General of Crown Lands for a particular and ratal of the Honor and Manor of Eye, Co. Suffolk, the manor of Stradbroke and the small manor of Horham Comitis in order to a grant thereof to Charles, Lord Cornwallis and his heirs for ever in consideration of his good and faithful services and of a rent of 10s. per an.
Prefixing: said Surveyors report on said Lord Cornwallis's petition ut supra p. 293. I have revised my report of April 9 last on said Lord's former petition ut supra Treasury Calendar Vol. X, p. 1363 on which the King signed a warrant [for a 99 years' lease as therein]. The Queen Dowager has an undoubted title to the Honor of Eye for her life and pretends to an interest also in the manor of Eye and scite and demesnes of the Priory so that it will probably be a considerable charge to petitioner to defend his title against her Majesty. I therefore think 100l. may be sufficient for exchanging the 99 years' lease into an inheritance, the alteration being very inconsiderable according to the strict rules of interest.
The manor of Stradbroke is also in the Queen Dowager's jointure and was granted in 1674 inter al to Sir Charles Harbord for 99 years in reversion of her interest. There are 20 persons descended of the said Harbord so that the [Crown's] reversion in fee of this manor is so remote that I cannot value it at more than 100l. though the [Long] Parliament's Survey valued it at 120l. per an.
The small manor of Horham Comitis is, I take it, in his Majesty's hands but being surveyed at only 6l. per an. I think 120l. the full value thereof. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 229.
Same to the King's Remembrancer for constats of such of the lands in the annexed copies [missing] of two inquisitions taken in Cos. Southampton and Sussex as are not enclosed containing about — acres; in order to a lease thereof to Edward, Visc. Cornbury as the King has directed. Ibid., p. 230.
Jan. 26.Money order for 29l. 13s. 0d. to the Receiver-General of the Post Office [out of the] new money proceeding from the clipt money of the General Letter Office which are applicable to payment of tallies of pro or assignment or other tallies in course: all as by the Act of Parliament for encouraging the bringing plate into the Mint to be re-coined. Order Book IV, p. 345.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Isabella, Countess of Roscommon, praying a grant of the King's interest in the lands of Phellistown [Philipstown] and Dunganny, Co. Meath, lately belonging to one Dillon a forfeiting person; which petitioner holds under the Commissioners of Forfeitures at 55l. per an.; and further praying to be forgiven her arrear of 150l. 10s. 0d. on the said rent. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 157.
Jan. 27.Money warrant for 80l. 2s. 1¾d. to Sir Jno. Osborne, late Treasurer's Remembrancer in the Exchequer, for 1¼ years to 1695 Xmas on the salary or fee of 64l. 2s. 1d. per an. in respect of his said office. Money Book XIII, p. 249.
Same for 64l. 2s. 1d. to Leonard Thompson, present Treasurer's Remembrancer, for one year to 1696 Xmas on the said fee. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 37,780l. 11s. 2d. out of the 74,001l. 16s. 10½d. put into your hands [by direction ut supra p. 379 of Jan. 21 inst.]: same to be to clear the sum of 57,780l. 11s. 2d. (as in your memorial of this day's date) due to several colonels here [in England] for so much stopped from the subsistence of their several Regiments in Flanders and to pay several assignments drawn by Mr. Hill payable to the Colonels of the respective Regiments of Horse and Dragoons in Flanders, being the money they have reserved of their subsistence from May 20 last to Oct. 6 last to make their recruits:
Also to apply 4,197l. 16s. 8d. more of the said 74,001l. 16s. 10½d. to make good a discount of 10 per cent. on the tallies [for the said sum] of 37,780l. 11s. 2d. Disposition Book XIII, p. 216.
Same to Mr. Nicho. Baker to forthwith deliver to Henry Baker an account of the proceedings made against all persons now standing outlawed for high treason; together with all papers in your hands concerning same. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 181.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to direct the payment to William Earl of Rochford (as royal bounty in consideration of many good and faithful services) of all rents or sums grown due since the expiry of the custodiam or lease granted 1693, Oct. 2, by authority of the royal sign manual of 1693, Aug. 18, to Daniell Wybrants, Esq., in trust for Thomas Talmasche, Esq., late Lieutenant-General of the Forces, of the custody and farm of Little Croynstown [Crowinstown] and several other lands in Ireland; and similarly to pay said Earl all such sums as shall grow due from the premises until the King's further pleasure, reserving nevertheless all quit rents and Crown rents and arrears thereof. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 160.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of Edward Ridley as Agent to Major-General Levison's Regiment of Horse. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 223.
Jan. 28.Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of Sir Joseph Tinte that no grant pass of the manor, town and lands of Barne, the town and lands of Lismore, Tomodaghan, Liscallmore [Liscahell], Lissoweny, Lisneqriss [Lisnagrish], Mottowade, Lisnegerick [Lisnageeragh], Killsallock [Kilsallagh], Clanmuck, Athdonnaugh, Gneeve and Ballimire in the Barony of Ardagh and Co. Longford to George Haughton or any other, or any grant of the estate of Col. William Tinte in the Barony of Kiltartan, Co. Galway, until he be heard. Notice to be given to George Clarke, Esq. at the Horse Guards. Caveat Book, p. 45.
Jan. 29.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Treasury Lords to appoint Receivers-General of the Land Tax and Subsidies as by the late Act [8–9 Wm. III c. 6] for same. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 163.
Jan. 29.R. Powys (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the AttorneyGeneral to speak with my Lords tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. Bring with you a draft warrant for appointing Receivers as above p. 383 ("to bring drafts of Commissioners for the Capitation"). Out Letters (General) XV, p. 181.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to put a stop, till further order, to the Treasury warrant for delivering lace claimed by Sir Henry Furnese for the King's use, which was lately seized. Ibid.
Same to same enclosing the petition [missing] of Daniell Ivye (Ivie) and Henry Arthur of Exeter, merchants, against Charles Orchard, Customer of Exeter. Please examine whether petitioners paid the whole sum of 4,669l. and whether on May 2 last the money was due to the King which they then tendered and pretend to have paid: also to inquire into the truth of Mr. Arthur's affirmation that Mr. Score (Mr. Orchard's deputy) treated with him for 10l. for himself and 25l. for Mr. Orchard for the profit he would have made by returns [bills of exchange] in case he would have taken in 2,000l. not then due besides all that is paid; and also his (Arthur's) complaint of Mr. Orchard's refusing to give him a certificate for 110 hogsheads of tobacco re-landed at Plymouth. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 183.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 552l. 14s. 7¾d. to Thomas Fotherby out of the 1,000l. which he has agreed to lend into the Exchequer on credit of the Vote for 600,000l.
In the margin: no issue [was made] upon this letter. Disposition Book XIII, p. 217.
Same to same to issue 150,000l. to Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Russell on credit of the 3s. Aid: to be applied as follows, viz., 50,000l. for carrying on the service of the Victualling and 100,000l. for wear and tear by paying bills in course.
Also to issue 200l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans on the Vote of Credit for 600,000l.: and to be towards paying of soldiers' quarters at Penryn, Co. Cornwall. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 3,368l. 3s. 1½d. to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their name as Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Fox on credit of the 3s. Aid: and to be applied as follows, viz.:—
l.s.d.
to answer to the several persons who advanced 25,000l. on Exchequer Bills (which are deposited in said Fox's hands) the running interest of 3d. per 100l. per day from the several days the money was paid to Jan. 26 inst.4146
to make good a discount of 10l. per cent. upon tallies for 25,000l. lately put into said Fox's hands to satisfy those Bills and the interest of 414l. 6s. 7½d.2,823166
for the Exchequer fees upon the 2 aforegoing items and on the said 25,000l.13000
Ibid., p. 218.3,3683
Jan. 29.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ George Day as a noontender London port loco Matthew Freeman, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 325.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Noah Overing, brewer, praying forbearance of the Duty he owes for Excise, he having a greater sum due to him for beer furnished to the Fleet. Reference Book VII, p. 187.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities in 6,000l. of John Gape, junr., as Receiver-General in Co. Hertford of the third and fourth 4s. Aid, the Duties on Marriage, Births and Burials and the Duties on Houses. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 230. Treasury commission to the above Gape as Receiver as above. Ibid., pp. 230–1.
Jan. 30.Privy seal for 1,500l. as equipage and 100l. a week as ordinary entertainment and allowance to Robert Lord Lexinton, as one of the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries for the Treaty of a General Peace ut supra p. 380.
The like for Edward Visct. Villiers as a same. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 194.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 100l. to Henry Baker on the unsatisfied order in his name for such uses as the Treasury Lords shall direct: 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. (In the margin). This letter is in part of his order: for the completion see Feb. 5 infra p. 392.) Disposition Book XIII, p. 217.
Same to the Postmasters-General. By several memorials you have informed my Lords that the gentlemen of Warwickshire have represented to you the great hardships and inconveniences they lie under by reason the towns of Warwick, Stratford-on-Avon and places adjacent are not served by the post the direct way [but are served] from Coventry which is further distant from London than either of the said places; and therefore desire they may have the post come from Banbury directly to those places. And you have further informed my Lords that upon such alteration the letters which now pay 3d. a piece will then pay but 2d. which might be a lessening of the revenue by about 150l. per an.; but that there is a Branch already settled which extends as far as Banbury and that the person who manages the same is willing (upon the hopes that the increase of letters by their more speedy and less chargeable conveyance may recompense the said loss) to undertake the management of the towns of Kineton, Warwick, Stratford-on-Avon, Southam, Anlester [Alcester] and Henley and to give security to answer his Majesty as much as it can be computed they now make.
My Lords agree that a post be settled to those places, the undertaker first giving security so to answer to the king as much as it can be computed they now make. Out Letters (General) XV. p. 182.
Same to same. My Lords desire you forthwith to dismiss Paul Hart from his employment as Postmaster at Margate for being assisting to the running of a parcel of lace. Ibid.
Jan. 30.William Lowndes to the Governor of the Bank of England. The King has settled and adjusted the allowances to be made to the Bank of England for the loss by remittances [to Flanders]. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 182.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of George Long (on the representation of William Tailer) against renewing a lease to John Lansdown, Esq., of a coal work in the waste of the manor of Stratton Super Fosse until said Long be heard. Notice to be given to said Tailer at his chamber in New Inn. Caveat Book, p. 45.