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February 1697, 1-15

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'Treasury Calendar: February 1697, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 11: 1696-1697 (1933), pp. 386-403. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82729 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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February 1697, 1-15

Feb. 1.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Navy: to be issued out of the 1,000l. which Sir John Elwill will lend on credit of the 3s. Aid: and is intended for the Victualling. Disposition Book XIII, p. 218.
Feb. 2.Money warrant for 500l. to Henry Baker, gent.: upon account: for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated Feb. 2 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 246. Order Book IV, p. 343.
Same for 5,871l. 11s. 0d. to Edward Brewster and Gilham Hills: without account: for so much due to them for printing Acts of Parliament, Proclamations, Forms of Prayer, Speeches and other things delivered as follows for his Majesty's service and for stationery wares by them delivered for the service of the two Houses of Parliament from 1695, Sept. 29, to 1696, Sept. 29. (Money order dated Feb. 2 hereon.)
Prefixing: an abstract of the said Printers' account for the said year [shewing the deliveries to the various public offices]: as certified by Jo. Taylour.
l.s.d.
[delivered to] the Archbishop of Canterbury1,29971
the Bishop of London12210
the Treasury Lords1,507175
the Privy Council217170
the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal581310
Duke of Shrewsbury2121311
Sir William Trumbull2011110
Lord Privy Seal10108
Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench15108
Lord Chief Justice of Common Pleas10108
Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer10108
Mr. Blathwayt11930
the Clerk of the House of Peers859311
the Speaker of the House of Commons6883
the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Commons55796
the Clerk of the House of Commons523144
the Attorney-General11158
the Solicitor-General11108
the Master of the Rolls10108
the Crown Office134169
the Hanaper Office17118
5,871110
Money Book XIII, p. 247. Order Book IV, p. 345.
Feb. 2.Money warrant for 30,000l. to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber: as imprest for the service of the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber; being in part of 50,000l. as by the privy seal of Jan. 28 last. (Money order dated Feb. 16 hereon.) Money Book XIII, pp. 248, 347.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 600l. to Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of loans in the Exchequer on the 600,000l. Vote of Credit: out of which 600l. the said Russell is to pay 500l. to the Commander in Chief of the squadron now ordered for the West Indies, on account of Contingencies for that expedition. Disposition Book XIII, p. 219.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. Mr. Corbet has moved my Lords to give a 2,000l. credit to Capt. Meese, the Commander-in-Chief of the above Squadron. It is their pleasure that Meese should draw bills on the Navy Board or the Navy Treasurer for such sums as he shall have occasion for in the West Indies for his Majesty's service not exceeding 2,000l. payable out of moneys in the Navy Treasurer's hands for the service of the Navy. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Ward and Tho. Thatcher shewing that by the Act of 1 Wm. and Mary c. 34 concerning seizures of French goods it is provided that the pretended owner must first be obliged to answer the penalties of the Act before he be admitted to enter his claim; and further shewing that about August last they seized near 17 tuns of French wine to which one Thomas Ridge did enter his claim and gave security in the penalty of 1,000l. conditioned to pay petitioners 502l. 10s. 0d. (twothirds whereof were to be to the King and the remaining third to petitioners) if the goods should be adjudged to be French; that in Michaelmas term they were so adjudged but he having obtained a Treasury warrant for cancelling the said forfeiture refuses to satisfy petitioners: therefore praying that before the bond be delivered he be obliged to satisfy petitioners. Reference Book VII, p. 187.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Baley for a landwaiter's place London port on the first vacancy. Ibid., p. 188.
Treasury warrant to Thomas Newton, Esq., woodward of Whittlewood and Salcey Forest to fell sufficient stake timber for the gating, styling, cabenning and staking of the following coppices for the service of the Queen Dowager; same being certified to be of above 21 years' growth and fit to be cut and felled and exposed to sale this season, viz., Hartwell Coppice in the Walk of John Winn, Keeper in Salcey forest; Fair Oak and Shield coppices in Haselborough Walk and Stallidge Coppice in Hanger Walk in Whittlewood Forest: with the usual clause for employing the stake timber of previous years and for preserving the stake timber hereby for future use. An account of the timber felled hereby and of the lops, tops and offal to be rendered to the Auditor of the County. Warrants not Relating to Money XV. p. 231.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, enclosing the petition of Sir Henry Belasyse, Kt., to the King praying the arrears of his salary of 20s. a day as Governor of the town and garrison of Galway. It is the King's pleasure that you pay him forthwith the said salary up to the same time as other the Governors on the Irish establishment are paid and to pay him same in future from time to time as the other said Governors shall be paid. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 161.
Feb. 2.The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Osborne against the passing of a grant of the estate of William Devenish late of Athlone, County Westmeath until he be heard: said petition being referred to the Treasury by order of the King in Council. Ibid., p. 162.
Feb. 3.Royal sign manual for 50l. to John Herbert, gent., as the reward (as under the Proclamation of 10 Sept., 1696) for apprehending Anthony — servant to Capt. William Wintour "over and above the sum of 40l. payable to him by virtue of the Act of Parliament made in the 6th and 7th years of our reign." (Money warrant dated June 9 hereon.) (Money order dated June 21 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 291. Money Book XIII, p. 302. Order Book IV, p. 374.
Same for 30,000l. to William, Earl of Portland, Keeper of the Privy Purse: without account: for the use and service of the Privy Purse. (Money warrant dated Feb. 3 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 12 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 163. Money Book XIII, p. 248. Order Book IV, p. 346.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor-General for a great seal for a grant or demise to Edward Hyde, Esq., commonly called Edward, Visct. Cornbury, of all the lands as follows which were found by virtue of an inquisition taken at Petworth in Sussex 1696, Nov. 19, being lands in or near the parishes of Sidlesham, Selsea and Pagham and found to be derelict by the sea and of right belonging to the Crown and were thereupon seized into the possession of the Crown: and also other lands similarly found by another inquisition taken at Petersfield, Co. Southampton, 1696, Nov. 24, being lands in or near the little island called Hayling and the parishes of Fawley, Hamble, Wymering and Thorley [Thorney], Co. Southampton, being similarly found derelict by the sea and accordingly seized into the possession of the Crown.
The present grant is to be to him, his heirs, etc., for 61 years at the rent of 40s. per an. for the lands in Sussex at 40s. per an. for the lands in Southampton.
Appending: constat of the premises as certified by two memoranda by T. Eden, Deputy King's Remembrancer,
the Parcels of the said lands in or near the parishes of Sidlesham, Selsea and Pagham.
a parcel between Sidlesham and Pagham commonly called Pagham Tarrs of 150 acres adjoining north-east on Pagham Wall, west on Woods land, south to west on Selsea port and unoccupied.
land called le Tarrs appurtenant to the port of Selsea bounded south by the high sea, north by the land of one Woods, east on Pagham and west on Sidlesham mill and containing 20 or 30 acres and unoccupied.
land called le Horseheads or Kyner Marsh containing 6 acres near Sidlesham bounded north-west by Kyner Farm, south-east by Selsea port and unoccupied.
land or waste near Selsea and Sidlesham containing 200 acres called Le Tarrs or Slipes bounded north-west by lands called Porstshould and Hamfarme.
land called Baileys Slipe near Selsea church bounded south-east by "Temekin de Selsey" and north-west by the port of Selsea and containing 20 acres.
the parcels of the said lands in or near Haling, etc.
waste land called Elingmarsh in or near the parish of Elingmarsh, containing 100 acres adjoining on the west the land called Cobbland north-east on the navigable stream called Hampton Channel and south on the same and not in the occupation of any one.
land called Berry Marsh in the said parish of Eling containing 100 acres adjoining south-west the land of Sir John Mills and northwest on the river of Southampton and sundry other parcels of the king's waste called Cracknor Marsh in or near Marshwood in the parish of Eling containing 40 acres and adjoining south-west the land of a certain Eny called Mackwood Farm and north-east on the aforesaid channel of Southampton.
waste land called Dibdon Marsh in or near the parish of Dibden containing 300 acres and extending in length from Cracknor Point to the land called Ivy House Ground about 2,000 paces and adjoining south-west the lands of — Rogat, — Hilliard, — Cowdrey and — Cowper gent. and Lisle, Esq., and north-east on the channel of Southampton aforesaid.
waste land of the King called Heath Marsh adjoining the parish of Failey containing 12 acres and adjoining south-west the land called Mappaynes and north-east in the channel of Southampton aforesaid: the above parcels being certified as not in the tenure of any one or claimed or impropriated by any.
land called le Frostland Marsh adjoining the parish of Failey containing 6 acres and adjoining south-west the place called Frostland and north-east on the channel of Southampton aforesaid and not in the tenure, etc. ut supra.
land called le Aldershead Moor in or near the parish of Failey [Fawley] and containing 4 acres and adjoining south-east on the lands of Margaret Meltish called White Croft and south-west and north-east on the said channel of Southampton and not in the tenure, etc. ut supra.
land called Trenches (? Crenches) Marsh in or near the parish of Fawley and containing 4 acres and adjoining south-east on the road called Mill Lane and north-west and south-east on the said channel of Southampton and not in the tenure, etc. ut supra.
waste land called le Salterne Marsh in or near the parish of Fawley and containing 10 acres adjoining north-west the land of a certain Bunckley and south-east on the sea and not in the tenure, etc. ut supra.
waste land called Leape Pond in or near the parish of Fawley and containing 30 acres and adjoining south-west on certain lands called Banister Land and Bunckleys and north-north-east and south-southwest on the sea and not in the tenure etc. ut supra.
waste land in or near the parish of Porchester or Wymering about 2,000 paces in length and containing 300 acres adjoining north on Wymering and Pelgrave [Pauls Grove], south on sea points, east on Porchester and not in the tenure of, etc. ut supra.
waste land called Oasey Grounds in or near the parish of Farlington and containing 100 acres and adjoining south on the lands of one — Smith, Esq. and north on the lands of the said Smith and opposite the island called Bendeyes Island and the place called Altrey and not in the tenure of, etc. ut supra.
waste soil called Holloways in or near the parish of Bedhampton and containing 16 acres and adjoining east on the place called Little Bennetts and south on the sea and by the sea surrounded and not in the tenure, etc. ut supra.
waste soil called Haleing Rowse in or near the parish of North Hayling and containing 150 acres and extending north to south from the place called Tibbs Rife to the place called Mill Rife and adjoining east on the island of Hayling and west on the channel of the sea and not in the tenure, etc. ut supra.
waste land called Dunckweed alias Duckett Swans in or near the parish of North Hayling and containing 50 acres and abutting south on the island of Hayling and west on the sea channel and not in the tenure of, etc. ut supra. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 165–71.
Feb. 3.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to direct the Treasury Lords to give orders to the officers of the Receipt of the Exchequer to transfer the several loans in accordance with the provisions of the Act [8–9 Wm. III c. 6] granting a 3s. Land Tax and several Subsidies, which said Act authorised loans up to 1,500,000l. thereon including the sums therein appointed to be transferred to the register of the said land tax, etc. with 8 per cent. interest. In accordance therewith such sums so to be transferred are to have their relevant [money repayment] orders transferred to the said register with such preference and in such course and manner as prescribed in the said Act.
Further the officers of the Receipt are hereby to be directed to take in loans on the above credit not exceeding the above total of 1,500,000l. after inclusion of such sums so hereby to be transferred, registering the orders for such loans in course after the usual manner as prescribed in the said Act. (Treasury warrant dated Feb. 12 hereon to the Auditor of the Receipt accordingly). King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 173–4. Money Book XIII, pp. 249–50.
Same to same for a privy seal to grant to Arthur, Earl of Torrington, the arrears of rent due before 1696, July 20, upon the scite of the house of Oatlands and upon certain chambers in Sergeants Inn in Fleet Street, being forfeited by the outlawry of Sir Edward Herbert and granted to the said Torrington by a great seal dated July 20 last; the said arrears being due from the tenants of the said scite and from Sir Thomas Rookes, Kt., a Justice of the King's Bench and tenant of the said Chambers. Ibid., pp. 175–6.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to dispatch forthwith the orders upon the tallies (lately struck on the Land Tax lately granted) for 50,000l. for the service of the Victualling. Disposition Book XIII, p. 218.
Same to same to issue 1,941l. 9s. 8d. to Edward Russell upon the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of loans in Bank Bills now remaining in the Exchequer on credit of the late Vote of the House of Commons for 600,000l.: and to be applied to the Victualling. Ibid., p. 219.
Feb. 4.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge Sir John Somers, Kt., Keeper of the Great Seal, of the rent of Powys House in Great Lincolns Inn Fields in the parish of St. Giles in the Fields for the period 1693, June 24 "until this time" the said house having been seized into the King's hands by virtue of an inquisition taken 1690, Sept. 22, into the estate of William, late Marquess of Powys outlawed for high treason and found to be of the yearly value of 200l. above reprizes; and the said house has been in the possession of the said Somers since 1693, June 24, and the King is willing that it shall so remain so long as Somers has the custody of the great seal, and he is hereby so to remain during such period freed and discharged of all rents, etc. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 164.
Feb. 4.Money warrant for 100l. to the Treasurer of King Charles I's hospital in Westminster and to the churchwardens of the parish church of St. Margarets, Westminster, being 50l. each for one year's annuity to Xmas last for the keeping and upbringing of poor fatherless children and for the relief of the poor of said parish respectively. (Money order dated Feb. 11 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 248. Order Book IV, p. 345.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to apply 18,517l. 13s. 0d. as follows out of the 40,000l. put into your hands for subsistence [of the Forces] by tallies on the late [600,000l.] Vote of Credit and out of the residue of the 74,001l. 16s. 10d. by the like tallies put into your hands for uses to be appointed, viz.:—
l.s.d.
to Col. Gibson on account of the subsistence of his Regiment who have been constantly quartered at Portsmouth3,00000
to Col. Colt on account of the subsistence of his Regiment quartered at Tilbury, Sheerness, Landguard Fort and Portsmouth2,00000
to Major-General Earle on account of the subsistence of his Regiment quartered at Plymouth, Pendennis and Scilly2,00000
to Sir John Jacob on account of [same for] his Regiment quartered at Berwick, Hull and Carlisle2,00000
to Col. Mordaunt on account of the subsistence of his Regiment quartered at Jersey and Guernsey2,00000
to the several Garrisons for their subsistence to Dec. 28 last7,517130
18,517130
"and that out of the like tallies you apply 2,057l. 10s. 46d. to make good the discount of 10 per cent. on the said sum." Disposition Book XIII, p. 220.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 200,000l. 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. Land Tax: and to be applied for wages to seamen. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 5,871l. 11s. 0d. to Edward Brewster and Gilham Hills: out of loans in the Exchequer on the 600l. a week appropriated out of the Post Office revenue. Ibid.
Same to the President and Governors of Christ's Hospital to report their answer to the enclosed memorial [missing] relating to the endowments made by Charles II on the said Hospital for breeding boys in the Mathematical School. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 183.
Feb. 4.Treasury reference to the Surveyor-General [of Crown Lands] of the petition of Sir Jno. Sparrow praying a lease for 31 years of the custody of the Hundreds of Hinckford and Barstable, Co. Essex, and also of the Hundreds of Dunmow and Chelmsford, Co. Essex and also the tithes of a parcel of land called Northeys near Yeldham, Co. Essex: being concealed from the Crown; he being willing to assert the Crown's title. Reference Book VII, p. 189.
Feb. 5.Money warrant for 500l. to four of the seven Commissioners of Accounts lately appointed by Parliament, being Bobert Harley, Paul Foley, Henry Boyle and Francis Gwynn; being 125l. each for a quarter to Jan. 25 last on their 500l. per an. each. (Money order dated Feb. 19 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 249. Order Book IV. p. 349.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 400l. to Henry Baker out of loans made by Bartholomew Burton on credit of the 6,000l. of the [Hereditary and Temporary] Excise: same being in full of his order for 500l. for crown law charges see supra p. 385. Disposition Book XIII, p. 221.
Same to same to issue 98l. 6s. 8d. to Andrew Stace out of money paid or to be paid into the Exchequer on account of a seizure of some cork lately belonging to the said Stace. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the Earl of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, a parcel of lace stopped at the Customs House by John Thorpe: the said Commissioners having reported thereon Jan. 23 last and the Treasury Lords having now received the King's pleasure thereon. The officer's charges are first to be paid and likewise that part which the law allows to the seizer. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 325.
Same to same to employ John Powers as an additional ridingsurveyor on the coast of Kent for the better preventing trade and correspondence with France: at a salary of 60l. per an. for himself and 30l. per an. for a servant and horse.
Edward Newton, Jeremiah Hunt, John Jones and John Jennett as the like ibid. at the like salaries.
Thomas Paise as Comptroller of his Majesty's Duties in North Carolina loco Antho. Dickins, deceased.
John Bulman as landwaiter at Shields in Newcastle port loco Fred Chaloner, deceased. Ibid., pp. 325, 326.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners of Transportation of the petition of Edward Harle et al shewing that they contracted with the said Commissioners to carry soldiers to Jamaica [at so much] by the head with their provisions, etc., and that several sums are due to them for the hire of their ships in that service; that the masters of 5 of the ships have lost several of their papers with their ships and petitioners cannot adjust their accounts unless the masters' affidavits be taken as vouchers: therefore praying directions to the said Commissioners to take such affidavits for "the lost and taken ships" as vouchers and that they may be paid the money due. Reference Book VII, p. 184.
Feb. 5.Treasury reference to Mr. Travers [Surveyor-General of Crown Lands] of the petition of Cha. Whitgrave for a further lease of certain woodlands near Burnham, Co. Bucks. Ibid. p. 188.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Catherine Prickman shewing that her husband Benjamin Prickman chief mate of the Princess Anne coming from the East Indies was taken prisoner into France and left therein all he was worth including a considerable quantity of Rattan canes to make chairs with; that there is lately arrived in the Downs on the ship Charles the Second, Andrew Young master, the same parcel of canes which the master says he bought in France and the said ship Charles the Second and its goods are seized and prosecuted in the Exchequer; that the said master is willing to let petitioner have the canes on reasonable terms "provided he may be cleared that he may refit his ship" and is willing to pay aliens Duty on the canes and to satisfy the officer: therefore praying a noli prosequi to the information in the Exchequer. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Earl of Oxford delivered to the Treasury Lords by the King, petitioner praying a 21 years' lease of certain quit rents and crown rents "called by the name of the Relief" granted to the Crown by the Irish Act of 14 & 15 Wm. II. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 161.
William Lowndes to Mr. Van Homrigh. My Lords have read yours to them of the 16 Jan. last representing that you are likely to be elected Mayor of Dublin for the ensuing year and that in regard you can execute that office without neglecting your duty in the affairs of the revenue you desire my Lords' permission to accept that station. They do very well approve of what you desire and you have permission accordingly. Ibid., p. 162.
Feb. 5,
et postea.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of the following proposing in each case their securities, detailed, for the office of Receivers-General of the 3s. Aid and Subsidies granted by Act of Parliament [8–9 Wm. III. c. 6].
Followed by: in each case warrants to the King's Remembrancer to take the said securities: and by the Treasury Commission constituting each Receiver respectively, viz.:
John Bury for Co. Notts:reference dated Feb. 5: warrant for securities dated Feb. 15: total 14,500l.: commission dated Feb. 15.
Richard Woolaston for Co. Hertford: reference dated Feb. 6: warrant for securities dated Feb. 15: total, 25,000l.: commission dated Feb. 15.
Thomas Cuddon for the cities of London and Westminster, the County of Middlesex and the Inns of Court and Chancery: reference dated Feb. 8 with a subsequent undated reference for an increase of his security: warrant for securities dated Feb. 19: total, 172,000l.: commission dated Feb. 19.
John Mason for the county, university and town of Cambridge and Isle of Ely: reference dated Feb. 8: warrant for securities dated Feb. 15: total, 19,500l.: commission dated Feb. 15.
Ralph Williamson for Cos. York, Durham and Northumberland, Newcastle-on-Tyne and Berwick-on-Tweed: reference dated Feb. 8: warrant for securities dated Feb. 12: total, 70,000l.: commission dated Feb. 12.
Samuel Bradshaw for Co. Derby: reference dated Feb. 8: warrant for securities dated Feb. 15: total, 15,000l.: commission dated Feb. 19.
Thomas Cobb for the County and town of Southampton and Isle of Wight: reference dated Feb. 8: warrant for securities dated Feb. 19: total, 32,000l.: commission dated Feb. 19.
Robert Chaplin for Co. Suffolk: reference dated Feb. 8: with a subsequent reference dated Feb. 26 on the occasion of Samuell Pacey being joined with him in the Receivership: warrant for securities of Chaplin dated Feb. 15 in 39,000l.; recalled and another signed jointly for him and Pacey, March 2 in the same sum: commission to Chaplin dated Feb. 15: commission to the two combined dated March 2.
Benj. Mathews for Cos. Northampton and Rutland: reference dated Feb. 8: warrant for securities dated Feb. 19 in 28,000l.: commission dated Feb. 19.
William Green for Co. Stafford and City of Lichfield: reference dated Feb. 8: struck through and followed by a later reference dated Mar. 5 as Receiver only for the 3s. Aid for Co. Stafford.
Hugh Horton for Co. Bucks: reference dated Feb. 8: warrant for securities dated Feb. 19 in 28,000l.: commission dated Feb. 19.
Leonard Child and John Nuthall for Co. Surrey and borough of Southwark: reference dated Feb. 8: warrant for securities dated Feb. 19 in 38,000l.: commission dated Feb. 19.
Morgan Whitley for Co. Chester and City and County of the City of Chester and Counties of Anglesey, Carnarvon, Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth, and Montgomery: reference dated Feb. 9: securities warrant dated Feb. 15 in 33,500l.: commission dated Feb. 15.
Thomas Woodcock for Co. Leicester: reference dated Feb. 9: securities warrant dated Feb. 22 in 20,000l.: commission dated Feb. 22.
William Love for Co. Huntingdon: reference dated Feb. 8: securities warrant dated Feb. 15 in 10,000l.: commission dated Feb. 15.
John Parran for Co. Oxford and the City and University of Oxford: reference dated Feb. 11: securities warrant dated Feb. 19 in 24,000l.: commission dated Feb. 19.
William Kent for Co. Lancaster: reference dated Jan. [sic for Feb.] 11: securities warrant dated Feb. 15 in 16,000l.: commission dated Feb. 19.
John Newsham for Co. Warwick and the City and County of the City of Coventry: reference dated Feb. 11: securities warrant dated Feb. 19 in 23,000l.: commission dated Feb. 19: see infra under John Andrews.
Thomas Bromfeild for Co. Sussex: reference dated Feb. 11: securities warrant dated Feb. 19 in 35,000l. commission dated Feb. 19.
Thomas Doyly for Co. Monmouth: reference dated Feb. 11: securities warrant dated Feb. 19 in 6,000l.: commission dated Feb. 19.
Lawrence Ambrose for Co. Berks: reference dated Feb. 12: securities warrant dated Feb. 19 in 24,000l.: commission dated Feb. 19.
William Cawthorp and Thomas Kent for Co. Lincoln and the City and County of the City of Lincoln: reference dated Feb. 15: securities warrant dated Feb. 22 in 46,000l.: commission dated Feb. 22.
John Darbie for Co. Dorset and town and County of Poole: reference dated Feb. 15: securities warrant dated Mar. 9 in 15,000l.: commission dated Mar. 9.
John Child for Co. Wilts: reference dated Feb. 15: securities warrant dated Feb. 22 in 29,000l.: commission dated Feb. 22.
Charles Brawn for Co. Somerset and City of Bristol: reference dated Feb. 15: securities warrant dated Feb. 22 in 44,000l.: commission dated Feb. 22.
George Hosier for Co. Salop: reference dated Feb. 15: securities warrant dated Feb. 22 in 20,000l.: commission dated Feb. 22.
Richard Cocks for Co. Gloucester: reference dated Feb. 19: securities warrant dated Feb. 22 in 26,000l.: commission dated Feb. 22.
Gilbert Spencer for Co. Kent: reference dated Feb. 19: securities warrant dated Mar. 19: commission dated Mar. 19.
Nicholas Baker for Co. Worcester: reference dated Feb. 19: securities warrant dated Mar. 9 in 19,000l.: commission dated Mar. 9.
Richard Tregeare for Co. Cornwall: reference dated Feb. 19: securities warrant dated Mar. 9 in 19,000l.: commission dated Mar. 9.
Thomas Mathews for Cos. Hereford, Brecon and Radnor: reference dated Feb. 19: securities warrant dated Mar. 5 in 22,000l.: commission dated Mar. 5.
Augustine Briggs and Leonard Blofeild for Co. Norfolk: reference dated Feb. 19.
Thomas Spendlow for Co. Stafford and city of Lichfield: reference dated Feb. 22. See infra.
Andrew Huddleston for Cos. Cumberland and Westmorland: reference dated Feb. 22: securities warrant dated Mar. 26 in 6,000l.: commission dated Mar. 26.
Geo. Howells for Cos. Cardigan, Carmarthen, Glamorgan, Pembroke and Haverford West: reference dated Feb. 22: securities warrant dated Mar. 9 in 12,000l.: commission dated Mar. 9.
Nathaniell Rich, Esq., for Co. Essex: reference dated Feb. 26: securities warrant dated Mar. 2 in 48,000l.: commission dated Mar. 2.
Nicho. Elwill, gent., and Robt. Burridge for Co. Devon and City and County of the City of Exeter: reference dated Feb. 26: securities warrant dated Mar. 5 in 53,000l.: commission dated Mar. 5.
Henry Whitebread for Co. Beds: reference dated Feb. 26: securities warrant dated Mar. 19: commission dated Mar. 19.
Thomas Spendelow for Co. Stafford: reference dated March 5. See supra.
John Andrews for Co. Warwick instead of John Newsham, deceased: reference dated March 31: securities warrant dated April 1 in 20,000l.: commission dated April 1.
Edward Owen and Thomas Diston for the City and County of the City of Coventry: reference dated March 31: securities warrant dated April 1 in 3,000l.: commission dated April 1.
Reference Book VII, pp. 191, 192, 193, 194, 195. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 235–6, 237–9.
Feb. 8.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 30,000l. to Charles Bertie on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Ordnance: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Bertie on credit of the 3s. Aid: to be applied half for land service and half for sea service of the Office of Ordnance.
Likewise 3,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy on the [unsatisfied] order in his name for the service of the Navy and Victualling: to be issued out of the like loans to be made by the said Treasurer of the Navy: and to be paid over to the Treasurer for Sick and Wounded and Prisoners of War upon account for that service; 1,800l. thereof to be charged to the head of [Navy] wages and 1,200l. to the head of Victualling.
Likewise 1,403l. 4s. 6d. to the Earl of Ranelagh: to be issued out of like loans to be made by said Earl: and to be paid over to Sir William Gore; 1,369l. thereof to make good a mistake made by his agent at Hamburg in reducing 25,000 Rix dollars paid to the Duke of Holstein into pounds sterling at 28 schellings per £, which he made to be 5,475l. 2s. 4d. instead of 6,844l. 2s. 4d.; and the remaining 34l. 4s. 6d. to be for his [the said Gore's] and his agent's provision and charges upon the said sum so mistaken. Disposition Book XIII, p. 221.
Same to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded. You are to raise money for the above 3,000l. for Sick and Wounded on the tallies for the said sum at as cheap a rate as possibly you can and you are not to depart with more at a time than is absolutely necessary for the carrying on the service of your office. Ibid., p. 222.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to assign (out of the loans on the Vote of Credit remaining in your hands for the subsistence of the Forces in England) 1,000l. to Col. Henry Dutton Colt (over and above the sum lately ordered) being for the subsistence of his Regiment. Ibid.
Same to Admiral Russell to pay into the Exchequer the balance of your account of moneys expended for the service of the Fleet in the Straits; my Lords intending to issue same for the service of the Victualling which is now under great extremities for want of ready money. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney-General to peruse and amend where fit the enclosed drafts [missing] of two warrants for appointing assessors and collectors for the Aid and Subsidies granted by Act of Parliament [of 8–9 Wm. III. C. 6]. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 183.
Same to the Secretaries of the Admiralty. My Lords desire to meet the Admiralty Lords at the Treasury Chambers to-morrow evening about the affair of the Victualling. Ibid.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Col. Richard Coote against a grant passing to Lady Dorothy Bourk or Mr. Pendarviss of the estate of the late Visc. Galway and Lord Buffin [John, Lord Bourke of Bophin] in Ireland, or the forfeiture thereon until he be heard. Notice to be given to Mr. John Payne at his house in Princess Court, near Storys, Westminster. Caveat Book, p. 45.
Same of a like caveat in behalf of James Clifton against any grant of the money or goods pretended to be given by his brother Mr. William Clifton of Lytham, Co. Lanes., to superstitious uses, to whom the said James is administrator. Notice to be given to Mr. William Bremand at Sir Christopher Greenfeild's chamber in Grays Inn. Ibid., p. 46.
Feb. 8.Same of a like caveat in behalf of Mr. Joseph Williamson against any grant to the Corporation of Gravesend for purchasing ground for a free wharf or quay within the said town. Ibid.
Same of a like caveat in behalf of Col. Thomas Dungan against a grant from the King of an annuity of 450l. in Ireland granted by the Earl of Limerick to the Baron Trimleston and the Baron [Barnewall] of Kingsland and their heirs in trust for Lady Dame Mariana Chambers alias de Villa Lobos in consideration of 7,500l. lent by her to the said Earl; and against any grant of the said sum of 7,500l. until said Dungan be heard. Ibid.
Feb. 9.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 632l. 14s. 0½d. [sic? for 854l. 13s. 1½d.] to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be reserved in his hands for such uses of the war as my Lords shall appoint: and to be issued out of [arrears of] funds as follows: viz.:
l.s.d.
out of loans on the Window Act towards the deficiency of the Duties on Low Wines Continued38
out of the second 4s. Aid1882
out of the 2s. Aid and the Additional 12d. Aid163
imprest money paid in by the Earl of Ranelagh and re-coined14116
out of loans on the Salt Act [in plate] at 5s. 2d. per ounce27214
out of the Double Excise001
out of Low Wines Continued05
out of rent of Hackney Coaches03
out of new money from the General Loans [loans on the Exchequer in General] on the Vote of Credit231191
85413
Disposition Book XII, p. 223.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay as follows for subsistence of the Forces in England out of moneys this day directed to you as above, viz.:—
l.s.d.
to discharge soldiers' quarters at Lewes in Sussex (in the margin 272l. 14s. 8½d. hereof paid by loans on Salt)58400
for ditto at Great Chesham, Co. Bucks (in the margin 231l. 19s. 1d. hereof out of loans on the Vote of Credit)27013
85413
Ibid., p. 222.
Feb. 9.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 972l. 17s. 4½d. to Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy, for the service of the Navy and Victualling; and is intended to be paid over to the Victualling: to be issued out of funds as follows, viz.:—
888l. 19s. 11¾d. out of loans on the Window Act towards supplying the deficiency of clipped money on the head of loans on the 4s. Aid (648l. 2s. 4¾d.), on the head of loans on the Annuity Act (196l. 19s. 7d.), and on the head of loans on the Continued Impositions (43l. 18s. 0d.).
83l. 17s. 4¾d. out of the new money brought back from the Mint on the head of loans on the Continued Impositions (36l. 16s. 5¾d.), on the head of loans on the Annuity Act (19l. 0s. 8¼d.) and on the head of loans on the fourth 4s. Aid (28l. 0s. 2¾d.)
Disposition Book XII, p. 223.
Same to same to issue 34,615l. 7s. 8¼d. to the Bank of England on their unsatisfied order for 100,000l. to make good the money which should have been answered to them by the Rates and Duties of Tonnage if same had continued for one year from 1697, May 17: the present issue to be made out of loans to be made by the said Bank or by their procurement on credit of the Salt Duties: and to be for so much due on the said yearly sum [of 100,000l.] computed by the week for 18 weeks from 1696, Sept. 13, to 1696–7, Jan. 17: upon which yearly sum there has been already paid 32,692l. 6s. 2d. for 17 weeks to 1696, Sept. 13. Ibid., p. 224.
Same to the Navy Commissioners enclosing two estimates given to the Committee for Trade of sea provisions for 1,000 men for 224 days, the one made by the Commissioners for Transportation, the other by Sir Joseph Herne and Sir John Parsons, the latter supposing the payment to be made in tallies. Please report thereon as to the charge in the Navy Office exclusive of the Victualling. (The like letter to the Victualling Commissioners). Out Letters (General) XV, p. 184.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities detailed of John Blake as agent to the Regiment of Major-General Charles Trelawney, ut supra., p. 135. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 487.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Lady Kenmare and Col. Purcell against any further grant to the Earl of Bellomont of the estate in Ireland of Sir Valentine [Browne] or Sir Nicholas Browne. Notice to be given to Col. Purcell at his lodgings next door to Mr. Fox in St. James's Street. Caveat Book, p. 46.
Feb. 10,
Feb. 19 and March 24.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor-General for a great seal containing a Commission to the Commissioners as follows to put in execution the Act of Parliament [8–9 Wm. III, c. 6] granting a Land Tax and Several Subsidies.
Appending: form of the Commission and detailed lists of the proposed Commissioners for each respective county, city, riding, borough, town and place in England, Wales and Berwick.
Followed by: the like warrant and list dated Feb. 19 for the palaces of Whitehall, St. James's and Somerset House: and dated March 24 for the Inner Temple and the Inns of Chancery thereto belonging; for the Middle Temple and the Inns of Chancery thereto belonging; for Lincoln's Inn and the Inns of Chancery thereto belonging; for the Society of Gray's Inn and the Inns of Chancery thereto belonging. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 176–190.
Feb. 10.Entry of the swearing before the Treasury Lords by Thomas Molyneux and Charles Mason (being constituted to the office of Comptroller of His Majesty's Mints) of the oath of secrecy with regard to the new invention of rounding the moneys and marking the edges of them with letters or grainings: the said oath being enjoined in the Mint Indenture between the King and the Master and Worker. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 232.
Feb. 11.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual to the steward of the manor of West Anthony in the Duchy of Cornwall to acquit and discharge Robert Waters and Francis Pengelly, their heirs, etc., and estates, etc., from any penalties, forfeitures and demands to which they might be liable by reason of the making of bricks by the said Waters out of the lands called Trevall alias Trevally belonging to the said manor the interest of which land is or lately was in the said Francis Pengelly, the immediate reversion being in the Duchy; the said Waters having so made said bricks for the convenience of building the docks and other works for the service of the King's yard at Plymouth and having given bond to the said Pengelly in 1,000l. to save him harmless. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 192.
Royal sign manual for 100l. to Richard Goodwin et al. (viz., 50l. to the said Goodwin, 30l. to Mary Godwin, 10l. to Francis Stablin, constable, and 10l. to William Mountstephens, beadle) in reward for apprehending Capt. William Wintour, a clipper of the current coin of the kingdom and in accordance with the Proclamation of 1696, Sept. 10. (Money warrant dated Feb. 12 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 22 hereon.) Ibid., p. 193. Money Book XIII, p. 252. Order Book IV, p. 349.
Privy seal for 300l. as equipage and 40s. a day as ordinary to Mathew Prior, Esq., as Secretary to the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries for the Treaty of a General Peace: with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries. The privy seal of 1695, Nov. 27 (for 20s. a day to him as Secretary at the Hague) is hereby revoked from date of the present privy seal taking effect. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 195.
Treasury warrant, dormant, to John Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay the salary of 15l. per an. to Edward Nash, gent., as one of the King's waiters Bristol port. Money Book XIII, p. 251.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 360l. 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 3s. Aid: and to be paid over to Paul Beauens (Beawens) upon an [army] contingency warrant for intelligence and other services performed to his Majesty see infra p. 403. Disposition Book XIII, p. 225.
Feb. 11.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue out of the first disposeable money in the Receipt so much as remains due to the four Messengers of the Receipt on their respective bills for riding charges. (See May 13 infra.) Disposition Book XIII, pp. 224, 243.
Same to [one of the Auditors of Imprests]. It is the King's pleasure that 75,000l. shall be allowed to the Bank of England in full of their accounts which have been before the King for [allowance of] losses by remittances. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 183.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to give directions that no process be issued on the remaining bond for 1,000l. due in June next given by Benjamin Levy, Joseph Periera and Joseph Moor, merchants, until the money lent on the tally and order ut supra pp. 371–2 shall become payable incourse: they having in Sept. last brought in Portugal wines, etc., and the Customs Commissioners having reported Jan. 27 that Levy is the principal in the said bonds and of very fair repute for his dealings in the Customs and that his misfortune is so notoriously known that it needs no other testimony but deserves compassion and that his proposal ut ibid. is a reasonable security for the remainder of the debt. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 328.
Treasury reference to Mr. Travers, Surveyor-General of Crown Lands, of the petition of John Walker, gent., praying a 99 years' lease of a small parcel of ground part of the ground called the Garden belonging to the Parliament Office; being 24 foot by 108 foot on the east side of the said Garden: to build a small house on. Reference Book VII, p. 188.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Aron Deneulle shewing that he lately freighted a small vessel at Amsterdam with pepper, pitch, tar, etc., consigned to a merchant in Jersey but in her voyage thither was by a violent storm forced into the Downsand the Customs Officers have seized her and her effects on pretence that pepper was by an Act of Navigation prohibited to be imported into Jersey: therefore praying a noli prosequi for the King's third part of the said seizure. Ibid., p. 189.
Same to Samuell Travers, Surveyor-General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Thomas Pitt for a grant of several houses in Dean Street near Soho Square for 99 years in reversion of a grant in being. Ibid., p. 193.
Feb. 12.Money warrant for 2,800l. each to Edward, Visct. Villiers and Robert, Lord Lexinton, being 1,500l. each for equipment and 1,300l. each for a quarter's ordinary as Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries for the General Treaty of Peace. (Money orders dated Feb. 15 and 16 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 251. Order Book IV, p. 347.
Same for 482l. to Matthew Prior, 300l. thereof for equipage and 182l. for a quarter's ordinary as Secretary to the Ambassadors, etc., for the General Treaty of Peace. (Money order dated Feb. 16 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 251–2. Order Book IV, p. 348.
Treasury warrant to Sir Joseph Herne to deliver to the Earl of Ranelagh 7,256l. 5s. 0d. (and the interest thereon) in further part of the 100,000l. tallies and orders put into the said Herne's hands for the pay of his Majesty's Forces in Piedmont and for 12 months' subsidy to the Duke of Savoy which tallies and orders were arrested in the hands of the said Herne by the royal sign manual, dated Loo, 1696, Sept. 1. Money Book XIII, p. 252.
Feb. 12.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Earl of Ranelagh, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces, so much as will complete 1,500,000l. authorised to be borrowed on the 3s. Aid: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Ranelagh on credit of said Act: and to be reserved in his hands for such uses of the Army as shall be appointed. (In the margin: 264,335l. 13s. 9½d.) Disposition Book XIII, p. 225.
The Treasury Lords to the [Assessment] Commissioners for the 3s. Aid in Co. Brecknock to put said Act in execution diligently by appointing assessors and charging them to their duty. Out Letters (General) XV. p. 185.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to prepare a royal warrant in pursuance of the King's pleasure for taking off the respit for the period July 1 to Nov. 1 last set upon the pay of Thomas Hawley as Gentleman Porter and Major of the Tower of London. Ibid.
Same to Lord Sidney to return to the Jewel House the plate (1,056½ ounces 2 dwt.) delivered to him as late a Secretary of State: in accordance with the King's pleasure for such return thereof.
The like letters respectively for return of plate as follows:—
the Earl of Montague: 6,959 ounces issued to him as Ambassador to France.
Earl of Yarmouth: 1,002 ounces issued to him as Treasurer of the Household to the late King James.
Countess of Peterborough: 1,009 ounces issued to her as Groom of the Stole to the late King James's Queen.
Earl of Bath: 3,185l. issued to him as Groom of the Stole to Charles II.
same: 4,151 ounces "received back from backstairs, bedchamber and barber."
Lord Nottingham: 1,015 ounces issued to him as late a Secretary of State.
Marquess of Winchester: 1,050 ounces issued to him as Lord Chamberlain to the late Queen.
Lord Macclesfield: 7,172 ounces issued to him as President of Wales.
Lord Mulgrave: 1,161 ounces issued to him as Lord Chamberlain to the late King James.
Earl of Peterborough: 1,065 ounces issued to him as Groom of the Stole to the late King James. Ibid., 188.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Richard Illes as boatman at Bricklesea in Colchester port loco John Mallet who has quitted that employment.
Joseph Poole as boatman at Guernsey under the establishment of Southampton port loco Elias Tacket, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 326.
Treasury letters patent constituting Edward Nash, gent., as a King's waiter, Bristol port, loco Lazarus Jones who has surrendered by deed dated Feb. 11 inst. Ibid., p. 327.
Feb. 12.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Smales showing that he bought of the Prizes Commissioners the ship Thomas and Sarah which was taken from the French by Capt. Edward Littleton and has been at upwards of 200l. charge in repairing her; that he has laden her with corn for Leith in Scotland but the Customs Commissioners will not let her proceed on her voyage without paying Custom for her as an alien ship: therefore praying that she may clear as an English ship in regard he bought her of the King. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 189.
Feb. 13.Same to Mr. Nicho Baker of the petition of John Hughes and Thomas Royce on behalf of themselves and several others shewing that they have expended 180l. for the defence of the liberties of a place called Well Close being in the jurisdiction of the Tower of London and that for doing the same they were prosecuted: therefore praying to be reimbursed the said sum. Reference Book VII, p. 189.
Feb. 15.Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to include the pay of Major Hawley as Tower Major and Gentleman Porter in the debentures to be made out for the pay of the garrison of [the Tower of] London, viz., for the months of July, Aug., Sept. and Oct. last, for which period he is respited on the muster rolls; the King being pleased to dispense with his absence for that time. King's Warrant Book XIX. p. 196.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 75,000l. 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 on the Salt Act: and to be paid over to the Bank of England in full satisfaction of their losses by remittances [to Flanders]. Disposition Book XIII, p. 225.
Same to same to issue 16,000l. to the Earl of Portland on the unsatisfied order in his name as Keeper of the Privy Purse: to be issued out of loans in the Exchequer on credit of the 6,000l. a week of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: to be for the service of the Privy Purse. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 44l. to Thomas Offley out of what is or shall be paid into the Exchequer by — Fowler on account of seizures. Ibid., p. 226.
Same to same to issue 800l. to Mr. Nicho Baker out of loans made by Mr. Bartholomew Burton on credit of the 6,000l. a week of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid., p. 244.
Same to same. My Lords have read your memorial relating to the payment of interest to the Treasurer of the Navy on such registered orders in his name for the service of the Navy as remain in his hands at any time not disposed of to the uses directed by the several Acts of Parliament. My Lords are of opinion the interest thereof ought to be paid to the said Treasurer and they desire you to direct the same from time to time upon the said respective orders and to make certificates of what shall be so paid and to send same to the Navy Commissioners to the end they may charge same in the front of the Navy Treasurer's ledger to be duly accounted for by him according to the methods of the Navy. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 187.
Feb. 15.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Eliz. Lowe, widow of Thomas Low, late of Bristol, tobacconist, shewing that her husband was indebted to the King above 700l. on bonds for tobacco duties; that John Dutton Colt, collector of the Customs of Bristol port, soon after her husband's death seized his shop and household goods but petitioner's estate is incapable of satisfying the whole debt: therefore praying the King to accept 200l. in discharge of said debt, half thereof to be paid in 6 months, the remainder in 12 months. Reference Book VII, p. 188.