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March 1697, 16-31


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'Treasury Calendar: March 1697, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 11: 1696-1697 (1933), pp. 425-441. URL: Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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March 1697, 16-31

March 16.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of the rent of Hackney Coaches) 100l. to the Earl of Ranelagh to be by him paid over to Brigadier Hastings on account of his arrears of pay. Disposition Book XIII, p. 239.
The Treasury Lords to Mr. Lloyd, late sheriff of Merioneth. The [copies of the] Act for the 3s. Aid lately sent down for the use of the [Assessment] Commissioners of your county and likewise the Commission for the county have been delivered to you or your deputy Mr. Lewis Jones "but neither have the said said Acts been distributed or the said Commission delivered out to the Commissioners." The King's service has suffered thereby. You are forthwith to cause same to be so delivered and distributed and to give us an account by the next post how it came to pass that the same were so long delayed. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 201.
March 16.Treasury reference to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of Henry Neunall (Nunall) shewing that on 26 Oct., 1696, he contracted with the Victualling Commissioners to serve the Navy with 10,000 hogs at 26s. per hundredweight but the season being far advanced before the contract was made and the market price being higher than the contract price together with want of money he not being paid according to the contract he has lost upwards of 1,500l.; therefore praying relief. Reference Book VII, p. 198.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Cuddon, Esq., proposing a change, detailed, of his securities for his office of Receiver-General of the 3s. Aid for London, Westminster and Middlesex. Ibid., p. 199.
Treasury warrant to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to depute Stephen Waller, Dr. of Laws, as one of his Majesty's Advocates and Counsel loco Dr. Fisher Littleton, deceased, for the prosecution of his Majesty's title to prizes in the High Court of Admiralty; at the salary of 400l. per an. as from the 25th inst. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 244.
March 17.Royal warrant, dated Kensington, to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to require the Treasury Lords to direct the officers of the Exchequer to take in loans not exceeding 125,000l. as by the Act [8–9 Wm. III, C 7] granting certain duties on Paper, Vellum, and Parchment: and thereupon to strike tallies and draw orders of repayment with 8 per cent. per an. interest payable quarterly, registering same in course in accordance with the directions of said Act. (Treasury warrant dated Mar. 27 hereon accordingly to the Auditor of the Receipt and the Clerk of the Pells.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 207. Money Book XIII, p. 263.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor-General for a privy seal for a grant to George Parker of Boringdon, Co. Devon, Esq., of the forfeited estate real and personal of Wyke Parker late of Bratton Clovelly, Co. Devon, who at the assizes held at Exeter Castle in August, 1693, was found guilty of the murder of John Thomas and has since been executed, whereby his estate is become forfeit to the Crown. The said George Parker is first to pay 5,000l. into the Exchequer as consideration for this grant. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 208.
Same to same for a great seal for a grant to John Foote, Esq., of the office or place of steward of the Courts of the Hundreds of West Powder, Trigg, Lesnewth, Pyder, Kerrier and Stratton, Co. Cornwall, loco Henry Remfrey, Esq., deceased: to hold during pleasure as amply, etc., as the said Remfry, Sir John Tremaine, Kt., Lewis Tremain, Esq., Nathaniell Lugger, gent., or any other predecessor therein. Ibid., p. 209.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to enstal the First Fruits of Dr. John Williams, bishop of Chichester; same to be payable by 152l. 6s. 93/8d. payable on 1697–8, Feb. 24, 152l. 6s. 93/8d. on 1698–9, Feb. 24, and 304l. 13s. 6¾d. on 1699–1700, Feb. 24, being 609l. 7s. 1½d.: with the usual clauses for ceasing of liability on avoidance and for accepting the bonds obligatory of said bishop alone for said payments without further sureties. Ibid., pp. 209–10.
March 17.William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to pay 500l. into the Exchequer on the account of fines and forfeitures of brewers. Disposition Book XIII, p. 239.
March 18.Privy seal, dated Westminster, for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Paul Methuen, Esq., as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal: together with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 211.
Establishment under the King's sign manual for Henry, Visct. Galway, as Lieutenant-General of the Forces in Ireland, viz. 4l. a day or 1,460l. per an.: to date as from Jan. 1 last from which time the like allowance made to him upon the establishment of the Land Forces in England is to cease. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 230.
March 19.Treasury allowance of the Excise Office incidents bill for the half year to Xmas last, amounting to 2,428l. 7s. 6¾d. Money Book XIII, p. 262.
William Lowndes to Mr. Davis, messenger [of the Chamber]. My Lords are informed that there are in your hands 206 pieces of foreign gold worth about 80l. which belonged to William Bishop lately executed for piracy, whereby same is forfeit to the King. You are forthwith to pay same into the Exchequer. Disposition Book XIII, p. 240.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The Treasury Lords are certified by the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded and Prisoners of War that Richard Povey the Receiver for that service has, by my Lords' directions, discounted 1,123l. 19s. 7d. part of 1,906l. 6s. 1d. imprested to him in Bank notes at the rate of 17l. 10s. 0d. per cent. discount amounting to 196l. 14s. 0d. and that there remained in his hands after May 4 last in old clipt money imprested to him for Sick and Wounded 400l. and that by reason of same being not current after that date he lost 70l. by disposing thereof. You are to make out bills to the Navy Treasurer for allowing the said 196l. 14s. 0d. and 70l. to said Povey. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Bohun. My Lords are informed that there is in your hands some foreign gold and other things to the value of 50l. which belonged to the abovesaid William Bishop. You are forthwith to pay same into the Exchequer. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 202.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ James Sired as riding surveyor at Aldeburgh and Yarmouth port loco Daniel Brace, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 334.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Don James Cupular and Xavier, Secretary to the Spanish Ambassador, for delivery of same Spanish wine on which said Secretary has paid aliens duty but same (with the ship) are seized by Luke Singleton who pretends that the ship was French. Reference Book VII, p. 199.
Same to Mr. Travers, Surveyor-General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Mr. Henry Baker praying a grant of the Tennis Court adjoining the Cockpit, on the like terms as to the late lessee. Ibid.
March 19.Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Daniel Benningfeild, Esq., Recorder of Lyme Regis, of premises ut supra p. 271 (the Tolbooth and tolls of King's Lynn, Co. Norfolk, etc.) as in trust for the Mayor and burgesses of said borough for 31 years from 1693 Lady day at the ancient yearly rent of 5l. payable to the Receiver-General of the Duchy of Cornwall. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 244.
The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to renew for one year longer Col. Gustavus Hamilton's custodiam granted in 1694–5, Feb., of Roger O'Shaghnassus' estate, a forfeiting person in Co. Galway, the said custodiam being granted by the King for 3 years but the then Commissioners of Forfeitures granted it only for 2 years from 1695, Mar. 25, alleging that their Commission empowered them to set no longer time. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 170.
March 20.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 576l. 18s. 4d. to the Navy Treasurer on the unsatisfied order in his name: to be issued out of the rent of Hackney Coaches: and is intended for the Victualling. Disposition Book XIII, p. 240.
Same to Mr. Blathwait to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to deliver to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby 8,000l. of the tallies and orders in his hands on the 3s. Aid: to be for the Transport Commissioners ut supra p. 424. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 201.
March 22.Money warrant for 30l. to the Vicars of the Cathedral church at Lichfield for 2 years to Xmas last on their perpetuity of 15l. per an. Money Book XIII, p. 262.
Same for 50l. to Robert Shelmerdine for his charges and service in coming over from Germany on purpose to make known the late hellish design of assassinating his Majesty. (Money order dated Mar. 23 hereon.) Ibid., p. 262. Order Book IV, p. 357.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to assign (out of the tallies and orders in his hands on the 3s. Aid) 150l. 2s. 0d. to Paul Bauwens which with 360l. already paid him is in full of 5,101 guilders claimed by him and reported by Sir Cloudesly Shovell and Mr. Hill (two of the Navy Commissioners) as reasonable to be allowed him for the loss of a boat and for a years' salary and for his voyage and other expenses in getting intelligence for his Majesty's service. Disposition Book XIII, p. 241.
Same to Auditor Bridges to report on the enclosed petition of the executors of Robert Squibb (referred to the Treasury from the King in Council) for an allowance for his pains in receiving and paying moneys for redemption of captives. You are to hear petitioners as to the allowance they crave as also Mr. William Bowtell as to his debt or pretences out of the said money. Out Letters (General) XV, page 205.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to admit to entry the rattan canes imported on a Swedish ship called Charles the Eleventh now in the Thames, being ut supra p. 393 the property of Benjamin Prickman who when coming from India in the Princess Ann was taken prisoner when said ship was captured by the French and which Prickman after returning to England from France and before going on another voyage to India instructed John Pimm for the benefit of his wife Katherine Prickman to negotiate for who found by inquiry that they had been bought [from the French] by a Swede about Dec. last and were on board the Charles the Eleventh as above, which ship was bound to Gothenburgh but in her journey thither has touched lately in at the Downes where he was boarded by a French privateer who killed some of his men and wounded 3 and took away boat, rudder and oars, his pass, papers and clothes, whereby he is disabled to pursue his journey to Gothenburgh but has not yet broken bulk, having no other goods than rattan canes on board: the same being seized under the Navigation Act but the Customs Commissioners thinking that the importation may be permitted in compassion to the misfortune of the said Prickman. Out Letters (Customs), pp. 335–6.
March 22.Treasury reference to same of the petition of William Dampier for a King's waiter's place in London port and meanwhile to be employed as a landcarriageman in extraordinary, ibid. Reference Book VII, p. 199.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Augustine Briggs and Leonard Blofield, appointed Receivers of Land Tax for Co. Norfolk, praying to have separate Commissions for separate Hundreds and to give distinct security for same. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney-General of the petition of Joshua Horton shewing that Charles II granted to Thomas Babington, Esq., several small rents issuing out of lands and tenements in West Chester and other places in that county [of Chester] for a term of years not expired and at 10s. per an. rent; that the greatest part of this grant was hid and concealed from the Crown and said Babington is dead and his interest vests in petitioner who can make discoveries of considerable advantage to the King: therefore praying a commission [of inquiry] to that purpose. Ibid., p. 200.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Henry Brabant shewing that his father Sir Henry Brabant was farmer of part of the Excise under Charles II and died indebted to the King in a considerable sum on two bonds which became due in 1688; that by Order in Council the King has declared himself in favour of petitioner in consideration of the services and losses of petitioner and his father: therefore praying that the said debts may be granted to him. Ibid.
Treasury order to the officers [of the Mint] concerned to observe the King's pleasure ut infra:
Prefixing: order of the King in Council, dated Kensington, March 18, for the preparation of indented trial pieces of silver of the fineness of 11 ounces 10 pennyweight per pound Troy to remain as the standard of all plate to be wrought and manufactured after March 25 inst. according to the directions of the Act [8–9 Wm. III, C 8] to Encourage the bringing in of Wrought Plate; by which Act it is directed that from said date no goldsmith, silversmith or any other person shall work or make silver vessels of less than the above fineness. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 245.
March 23.Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to direct the Collector of Excise for Co. Norfolk to pay 160l. to the owners, adventurers and fishermen of Great Yarmouth for one year to Sept. 29 last in consideration of their paying the Excise of strong beer for the North Sea and herring fishery. Money Book XIII, p. 262b.
Same to Peter Hume, Yeoman of his Majesty's Removing Wardrobe, to pay to John Ford 290l. 3s. 0½d. being one moiety of 580l. 6s. 1d., the realised value of a certain parcel of goods which belonged to the late Queen Mary and which were some time since seized by the said Ford, an officer of the Customs, and were put into the said Hume's custody and were by him by direction of the Treasury Lords sold for his Majesty's best advantage: to be as reward to the said Ford for his trouble, etc., "in this service." Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to consider and report what salary should be allowed to the collector at Scarborough. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 203.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to procure a warrant to be signed by the King to authorise Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby, Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay 8000l. to the Commissioners of the Transport Service on account of the charge of the intended Expedition to Newfoundland and other expense in the Office of the Transports. Ibid.
Same to same to prepare a same to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 150l. 2s. 0d. to Mr. Paul Bauwens, post master of Ostend, ut supra p. 428, and also 169l. 2s. 9d. to same for 1,691 guilders 9 stivers alleged to have been expended for the hire of boats at Ostend and Newport to bring over expresses which the Gen[era]l sent to the King in March last; so soon as the said Bauwens shall produce satisfactory vouchers to the Earl of Ranelagh or to Mr. Hill, the Deputy Paymaster of the Forces in Flanders, of his having disbursed the said sum in that service. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Curwen (a tidesman in Whitehaven port) as waiter and searcher there loco Thomas Elrington who is preferred to be waiter and searcher at Chester.
Charles Tailor (waiter and searcher at Chester port) as surveyor, waiter and searcher in the Isle of Man loco Jonathan Atrobus, deceased.
Henry Pattison as tidesman Whitehaven port loco Thomas Curwen preferred as above.
Thomas Elrington (waiter and searcher at Whitehaven) as waiter and searcher at Chester loco Charles Tailor preferred ut supra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 336–7.
Same to the Wardens of the Mystery of Goldsmiths of the City of London to prepare an indented trial piece of silver of the standard ut supra pp. 364, 429: to be divided into 6 parts and every part to be marked and stamped with the stamp of an half guinea piece and then presented to the Treasury Lords to be disposed of into the various custodies as his Majesty shall appoint. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 246.
March 23.Treasury warrant to same to return the names of a jury in order to [the trial of] the preparation of indented trial pieces of silver ut supra: who are to appear before the Treasury Lords on Friday the 26th inst. for the effecting of the said work. Ibid., pp. 246–7.
Same to the Surveyor-General of Crown Lands for a particular of a tenement, etc., in the manor of Bucklawren ut supra p. 406 in order to a lease thereof to Henry Chubb for 3 lives for the tenement and mills and for 2 lives additional to Eliz. Axford for her tenement: at the former rents of 35s. and 34s. [sic ? 24s.] per an.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on said Chubb's petition for same. The tenement and mills have been held by petitioner's ancestors for several ages past. By Norden's survey in the time of James I it appears that the boundary of the manor of Bucklawren was the old water course in the valley which ought to separate it from the adjacent manor of Penryn and though Mr. Norden was very curious in observing all manner of encroachments or defects in the Prince's revenue within his survey yet I find no notice in that survey of any pretence then made by the tenants of Penryn beyond that valley. But in 1649 the [Parliamentary] surveyors of that time found that the tenants of Penryn had encroached divers quillets or parcels of meadow ground on the east side of the said water course and claimed them as belonging to their tenements and enquiry being made on oath before the said surveyors it was found that the encroachment had been certified to the Prince's Council Board in 1638 by Mr. Moyle and others by virtue of a special commission, for which reason the [Parliamentary] surveyors found the same to belong to the State upon which Henry Chubb, petitioner's father, commenced a suit but did not bring it to an issue before the Restoration and in 1664 the reversion in the tenement was obtained for the lives of the now bishop of Exeter and his brother Charles Trelawney whose lives were afterwards exchanged for those of two children of John Buller, Esq., whose interest this petitioner purchased at a very dear rate, being then in a considerable way of trade and willing to preserve it in his family, and coming into possession on the death of his father in 1683 he gave information at the audit in 1684 and thereupon a jury viewed the premises and presented those encroachments and Mr. Harbord then Surveyor-General, Mr. Fisher his deputy and Jno. Griffith deputy Auditor [of the Duchy of Cornwall] "were all consented with" and they waited on Sir John Ernley, then Chancellor of the Exchequer, who with the advice of Sir Robert Sawyer, then Attorney-General, gave order for prosecuting the offenders in order to recover the King's rights and for preservation of the mills which were in danger of being destroyed and are so still if the Penryn tenants should be allowed to come over to the east side of the mill stream as they now lately pretend to do; of which care ought to be taken. Petitioner prosecuted the cause to the uttermost of his power even to his ruin and deserves to be reimbursed his expenses of 205l. 13s. 2d. in this long suit in the Exchequer. The mills are valued at 23l. per an. and are chargeable to repair and no timber growing on the premises. I rate the extension of lease (petitioner being 60 years of age) at 46l. under the old rent of 35s. The other tenement now held by Eliz. Axford for life is surveyed at 15l. per an. I rate the renewal at 75l. under the old rent of 24s. per an. Ibid., pp. 247–8.
Treasury warrant to the Farmers of the Royal Oak Lottery to forbear any further payment on the pension of 300l. per an. to Lieut. Col. Vaughan until he hath assigned a moiety thereof to the use of his wife and child from the date he was last paid: all by reason that he hath for some time forsaken his wife and child and left them in a starving condition and without any manner of dependence and hath absconded and is not to be spoken with touching the same; whereupon the King has by order of Council directed such assignment of a moiety for their maintenance. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 249.
March 23.Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to change the securities, as detailed, of Thomas Cuddon as Receiver-General of the 3s. Aid for London, Westminster and Middlesex.
Prefixing: Cuddon's petition detailing the proposed change. Ibid., p. 250.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Visct. Dunluce, son to the Earl of Antrim, that no grant pass to one Mackneal of the lands of Bushmills, Dunsevericke, Ballybogy, Ballynasheen, Glenmauulmills [? Glenmullion] the 6 quarters of Ballyteerim, Ballylask [Ballyleckan], Ballyntalor and the island of Rachrie till said Lord Dunluce be heard. Notice to be given to him at Foubert's Academy in Leicester Fields or to Mr. Molony at his Chambers in Grays Inn, Holborn Court, No. 7, one pair of stairs. Caveat Book, p. 47.
March 24.Money order for 225l. 14s. 2d. to William Walker, usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries delivered to the officers of said Court in Hilary term, 1696, and for diet for the said officers [sic for his own diet and service] for 217 days 1696, Aug. 1 to 1696–7, Mar. 6 at 5d. a day. Order Book IV, p. 353.
March 25.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant to Thomas Earle, Esq., of the bond given to the King by James Grahme of Windlesham, Co. Surrey, 1691–2, Feb. 6 in 4,800l. conditioned to pay 2,364l. 9s. 0d. before 1693, April 1, towards which the said Grahme has paid into the Receipt 500l. and no more. The present grant is to be of the said bond and all moneys remaining due or to grow due thereon to the only use of the said Earl without account, with power to compound for the discharge of same. King's Warrant Book XV, pp. 212–3.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor-General of Crown Lands of the petition of Jasper English, under house-keeper of Hampton Court, praying a grant for 31 years of a little meadow adjacent to Kingston Bridge containing about 13 acres, with the privilege of permitting horses to go in, and part of the bank of the great meadow to towe barges and also a little old house called the Toy and an old stable standing between the Mitre Tavern and his dwelling house "which" [? premises] he now enjoys as a perquisite to his place; [all to be] in reversion of a grant of the premises to the Duke of Northumberland. Reference Book VII, p. 199.
March 26.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge Elizabeth Grove widow of Robert Grove and late bishop of Chichester of the 304l. 13s. 6½d. of First Fruits owing by him at the time of his death. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 246.
Treasury allowance of the Excise Office salary bill for 1696, March 25 quarter: total 5,559l. Money Book XIII, p. 262b.
March 26.Treasury warrant to [the Master Worker of the Mint to] pay out of coinage money 60l. to the wardens of the Mystery of Goldsmiths of the City of London for the charge of marking and completing a standard trial piece of silver ut supra pp. 430–1. Ibid., p. 263.
Money order for 40l. to John Low and Peter de Neve, Deputy Chamberlains of the Receipt, for 1696 Michaelmas and Hilary Terms on their additional allowance of fee for their extraordinary service in sorting and ordering the records foreign and domestic in the Treasury [of the Receipt] at Westminster. Order Book IV, p. 351.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 100l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of the arrears of the Double Excise: and to be paid to Mr. Robert Davis, late Agent to the Regiment now under the Duke of Schonberg in satisfaction of so much due to him from several officers of that Regiment. Disposition Book XIII, p. 241.
Same to same to issue 393l. 17s. 0d. to me [Lowndes] on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service: to be issued out of the fines and forfeitures of brewers and distillers. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. I have laid before my Lords your report of the 6th inst. on the petition of Daniel Ivie and Henry Arthur, merchants of Exeter, relating to Mr. Orchard, Customer of Exeter port. You are to give such directions therein as you think necessary at present. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 204.
Treasury warrant to same to employ Roger Rigby as a tidesman in the inferior list of 35l. per an. in London port loco William Motley, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 337.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded of the petition of Gilbert Heathcote praying payment of 651l. 18s. 3d. due on a bill of exchange drawn on the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded for so much received by their Agent at Jamaica for the service of the Sick and Wounded. Reference Book VII, p. 201.
Treasury warrant to Walter Whitfeild et al., Surveyors of the Duty on Glass wares, etc. to depute Joseph Feild as surveyor of the said Duty loco Robert Crompton who has relinquished that employment. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 249.
Same to Sir Thomas Trevor [Attorney-General] to enter a noli prosequi on the information against Cath. Prickman concerning the rattan canes ut supra pp. 428–9 on certificate being produced that the Duties thereon are paid or secured and that the officer who seized has been satisfied for his part thereof. Ibid.
For the reference of the petition of Joseph Stepney concerning some of the forfeited lands of Lord Brittas in Ireland see supra Treasury Calendar, Vol. X, p. 1319. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 67.
March 27.Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 1,000l. to William Blathwaite without deduction towards providing horses, carriages and other accessories for himself and his office [clerks] and other extraordinary and incident expenses in his service, he being ordered to attend the King on his expedition to the Low Countries. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 219.
March 27.Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to discharge Gertrude Sherborne, widow, from the 358l. 10s. 0½d. remaining of the sum of 408l. 10s. 0¼d. which was returned [forwarded to London] by Essex Sherborne her late husband, a collector of Excise, through one Richard Braynton who hath absconded with same (Sherborne taking said Braynton's bills on Margaret Braynton his correspondent in London, but only 50l. has been recovered thereof); the said Commissioners having hereon reported that Sherborne and his predecessors usually returned their moneys through said Braynton and that where collectors have returned their moneys by substantial men who have suddenly failed and there hath been no fault in the collector they have been allowed the money so lost by such returns and further that the said Shurburn lay long very ill of the palsy and is lately dead leaving a great number of children and but a very small estate. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 250–1.
March 28.Royal warrant for 800l. to Nicholas Baker as imprest for Crown Law suit charges. (Money order dated April 1 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 213. Order Book IV, p. 352.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Leonard Blofield proposing his securities, detailed, as Receiver-General of the 3s. Aid in the following Hundreds of Norfolk, viz. Blofield, Brothercross, Clackclose, North and South Erpingham, Freebridge Marshland, Freebridge Citra Lyme, Forehoe, Gallow, North Greenhoe, Humbleyard, Holt, Happing, Smithdon, Taverham, Tunstead, Walsham, East and West Flegg and the towns of Lynn and Yarmouth (Treasury warrant dated April 1 to the King's Remembrancer to take his securities.) (Treasury Commission to him as Receiver as above, dated April 1): The like of the petition of Augustine Briggs as same for same in the following Hundreds and places of said county viz., the city of Norwich and the Hundreds of Loddon, Clavering, Mitford, Launditch, Eynsford, Earsham, Diss, Depwade, Wayland, Grimshoe, South Greenhoe, Shropham, Guiltcross, Thetford and Henstead. (Treasury warrant for taking his securities and Treasury Commission ut supra.) Reference Book VII, p. 201. Warrants not Relating to Money XV. p. 259.
March 29.Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 2,242l. to William Blathwaite for his allowance for executing the office of one of the Secretaries of State attending the King beyond the seas and in the Army, for one year to 1696–7, Jan. 1: to be issued to him without deduction or account. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 219.
Establishment under the King's sign manual for a Commissary of the Stores and Provisions, Muster Master and Deputy Judge Advocate for the Forces in Newfoundland under the command of Col. John Gibson (1l. a day or 365l. per an. for himself and clerk); and likewise for a chirurgeon and mate (4s. a day for the chirurgeon and 2s. 6d. a day for his mate or together 118l. 12s. 6d. per an.): total establishment 483l. 12s. 6d. per an.: to commence and take place from 1697, April 1. Ibid., p. 234.
March 29.Treasury warrant to Thomas Neal to pay to Dorcas, Lady Ashfield, executrix of James Hoar, Esq., late Comptroller of the Mint, the salary of his office from the date of his last payment to the date of his decease. Money Book XIII, p. 262.
Same to John Knight, Esq., Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for 1697 Lady day quarter for making a particular account of the application of the revenue of the Customs and other services by Treasury direction. Ibid., p. 264.
Money warrant for 80l. to William Wekett and John Hurst, 75l. thereof to Wekett for 1697 Lady day quarter on the allowance for attendance in the Treasury Office and for fire, candle, mops, brooms, etc., for the service of said office; and 5l. to Hurst for his extraordinary pains in carrying letters on several occasions for his Majesty's service in the same quarter. (Money order dated April 5 hereon.) Ibid., p. 264. Order Book IV, p. 352.
Same for 2,000l. to the Treasury Lords (Sir Stephen Fox; Charles Montague, Esq., Chancellor of the Exchequer; John Smith and Sir Thomas Littleton) for 1697 Lady day quarter's salaries. (Money order dated April 5 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 266. Order Book IV, p. 355.
Same for 190l. to the executors of John Ady, Esq., late one of the Deputy Chamberlains for joining tallies in the Exchequer Court, and Henry Ballow the other such Deputy Chamberlain; for their service in receiving from the Tally Court the foils or counter parts of 15,200 tallies of loan levied at the Exchequer between Easter, 1695 and Easter, 1696 and sorting and joining such of them from time to time as were in course of payment in order to their being cancelled: being the like allowance as formerly made them. (Money order dated April 6 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 266. Order Book IV, p. 356.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for the renewal of a lost order of loan No. 1,436 for 100l. lent 1695–6, Mar. 22, on the Wine, Vinegar and Tobacco Duties by Cha. Bertie and by him assigned to Richard Peirce. Order Book IV, p. 351.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners to repay the assessments to the third and fourth 4s. Aids on the officers and clerks of the Victualling Office whose salaries do not amount to 100l. per an.: the total of which assessments, according to a list [missing], amounts to 428l. Disposition Book XIII, p. 242.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make forth a bill on the Navy Treasurer for allowing 83l. 8s. 9d. on Mr. Povey's account as Receiver for Sick and Wounded and Prisoners at War, he having at the request of the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded in order to accommodate the pressing occasion of the sick and wounded discounted at 22¼ per cent. the sum of 375l. received by him in Bank notes for the thirds arising by prizes. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Assessment Commissioners for the 3s. Aid for Gray's Inn. We are informed that many assessments within the four Inns of Court and Inns of Chancery thereto belonging and the Rolls Liberty have not been made according to the directions of the Act [8–9 Wm. III, C 6] for said Aid, to the great prejudice of the Crown at this juncture and contrary to the oaths of the Assessors. We hereby give you to understand that as ample power is vested in the Commissioners to examine, rectify and amend the errors of the assessors (whereof the Commissioners being of their neighbourhoods cannot be ignorant) they the said Commissioners [such as yourselves] are to strictly enquire into and settle the assessments to the intent of the Act so that the errors of the assessors may not become through neglect or mismanagement, the acts of the Commissioners, of whose proceedings in this matter an exact account will be expected. (The like letter severally to the Commissioners for Lincoln's Inn; and of the Inner Temple, Middle Temple and Liberty of the Rolls.) Out Letters (General) XV, p. 204.
March 29.Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of William De Larose shewing that he has been employed as ReceiverGeneral of Excise in Co. Hants and part of Wilts. and has expended and lost above 441l. in that service; therefore praying that being now removed and dismissed from his place he may be repaid the above and receive an allowance of 3d. per £ for several sums of money by him received amounting to about 50,000l. and such [further] relief as his Majesty shall think fit. Reference Book VII, p. 201.
Same to Samuel Travers, Surveyor-General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Thomas Freke for a longer term in a house and garden in St. James's Street to which he is entitled as being administrator to Sir Edwin Stede, the house being ruinous and capable of improvement by reason the next house adjoining is lately burnt. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Geo. Sorocold and Geo. Grigson shewing that Charles II directed the Trustees of the then Queen, now Queen Dowager, to make leases to Ralph Freeman and Ralph Prowse of the Lott and Cope and Barmaster's place for 31 years being a duty and office arising out of the lead mines of Wirksworth, Co. Derby, at the rent of 146l. 13s. 4d. per an. which said leases are in trust for a Popish Recusant and besides are in themselves actually void; therefore praying a privy seal to the said Trustees to make two leases, one to Sorocold of the office of Barmaster for 3 years at the rent of 83l. 6s. 8d. [per an.] the other to Grigson of the Lott and Cope for the like term at 63l. 6s. 8d. [per an.] and the petitioners will make good the Crown's title at their own charge. Ibid., p. 202.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the security of William Green as Receiver for the 3s. Aid [as by the Act of 8–9 Wm. III, C 6] in Co. Stafford and City of Lichfield.
And of Thomas Spendelow as same for the Subsidies and other Duties (as granted by said Act) for the said County and City. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 251. (Separate Commissions to the above Green and Spendelow for their separate Receiverships of the Aid and Subsidies respectively for said County and City.) Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Walter Whitfeild et al., Surveyors of the Duties on Glass, etc., to depute John Robson as collector of the said Duties at Chichester [port] loco — Lydall, whom the Treasury Lords have though fit to dismiss. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 269.
March 30.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to direct the collectors of the out ports to pay the 1697 Lady day quarter's salary bill of the out ports being 6,132l. 11s. 3d. for established salaries and 570l. 5s. 0d. for additional salaries or 6,702l. 16s. 3d. in all. Money Book XIII, p. 264.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay the same quarter's salary bill of London port being 5,562l. 0s. 2d. for established salaries and 121l. 5s. 0d. for additional salaries or 5,683l. 5s. 2d. in all. Ibid., p. 265.
March 31.Royal letters patent, dated Kensington, appointing Sir Jno. Jnoson [Johnson], Kt., Peter Floyer, Richard Smith, Henry Johnson and Jno. Cartlitch, gent., to be Receivers for taking in wrought plate, to receive, at the office called the Duchy Court in or near the Receipt of the Exchequer, all wrought plate which shall be brought in to be coined pursuant to the Act [8–9 Wm. III, C 8] for encouraging the bringing in of wrought plate to be coined: they first to take the oath as in the said Act. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 218.
Royal sign manual for 30,000l. to the above Receivers as imprest to be applied (together with the new moneys to be received from time to time from the said wrought plate) to pay the allowance of 5s. 4d. per ounce Troy to the bringers in of the said plate at the time of bringing in of the same. (Money warrant dated April 9 hereon.) (Money order dated April 9 hereon: to be issued out of loans to be made on the Paper Act.) Ibid., p. 219. Money Book XIII, p. 266. Order Book IV, p. 353.
Same for 1,623l. 7s. 6d. to Henry Foubert et al., detailed, ut supra p. 326 omitting the name of Capt. John Richards, and substituting his executors for the name of Sir Gabriel Sylvius: to be for three quarters to 1697 Lady day on their respective pensions payable out of the Lottery. (Money warrant dated April 1 hereon.) (Money order dated April 1 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 221. Money Book XIII, p. 266. Order Book IV, pp. 354–5.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the Earl of Pembroke's house in St. James's Square to seal his goods in order to their transport to Holland and to suffer his coaches, horses and other equipage to be shipped on the Agneta of Rotterdam in order to same. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 202.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, for a patent to pass the great seal of Ireland to grant to Joost, Earl of Albemarle, the forfeited lands or estates as in the schedule below to the total clear yearly value of 1,735l. 2s. 0¾d. "or such of them as shall be desired by the said Earl" and likewise of such other forfeited lands belonging to the Crown in Ireland as together with the lands in the said schedule (or such of them as shall be passed to him) shall amount to the [total] clear yearly value of 2,000l. above all quit rents and crown rents due thereout or incumbrances, charges or reprizes thereon: to be to the said Earl, his heirs, etc., for ever to be held in free and common socage as of the Castle of Dublin: together with a grant of the mesne profits thereon as are now due to the Crown: and if it shall appear hereafter that any of the said lands are incumbered or of less yearly value than hereby intended or if the possession of any part be recovered by any unforfeited person or for any other cause within 5 years, then without further warrant other forfeited lands or estates belonging to the Crown in Ireland are to be immediately passed to him or his heirs as shall be of the like yearly value as will make good the same: all in consideration of the many good and faithful services performed by the said Earl.
Appending: the abovesaid schedule as certified by James Bonnell, Register of Forfeitures.
Co. Meath: Maudlin in Moyfenrath Barony: 45 acres: 6l. 15s. 0d. per an. value: quit rent 18s. 2½d.: being forfeited land of Luke Garvey.
Crossakeel in Kells Barony: 622 acres: 93l. 6s. 0d. per an. value: quit rent 12l. 1s. 10¼d.: being forfeited lands of Barnaby Byrne: mortgaged to Hugh Reyly for 327l. Mr. Savage has made affidavit that he never made any benefit of the lands though found by inquisition to be forfeited by Barnaby Byrn, outlaw, and alleges that the person outlawed is not proprietor of these lands but another person of the same name.
Knightstown in Morgallion Barony: 192 acres: 45l. per an. value: quit rent 3l. 17s. 9d.: being forfeited lands of Christopher Ball.
Brownstown, 564 acres and Raloge, 123 acres, in Duleek Barony: rent together 171l. 15s. 0d.: quit rent 13l. 18s. 1½d.: being forfeited lands of Henry Dowdall: mortgaged to Dr. Taafe for 400l.
Knockbegg in Duleek Barony: 47 acres: rent 11l. 15s. 0d.: quit rent 19s. 0¼d.: being forfeited lands of Martin Dillon.
Newcastle 579 acres and Fenmore [? Fearmore or Fennor] 515 acres in Demifore Barony: rent together 177l. 15s. 0d.: quit rents 22l. 2s. 11¾d.: being forfeited lands of Phil Tuite.
The following items in the town and liberties of Drogheda being all forfeited estate of Christopher Cheevers and subject altogether to the quit rent of 1l., viz., two Parks, 17 acres: rent 17l.: quit rent 6s. 10½d.; two Parks, 12 acres: rent 12l.: quit rent 4s. 10¼d.; several Parks, 30 acres: rent 30l.: quit rents 12s. 1¾d.; two Parks called the Justices Parks, 5 acres: rent 5l.: quit rent 2s. 0¼d.; two houses in Pillory street late in the possession of Alderman Newton, rent 14l.: one house in the said street late in the possession of Alderman Stoker, rent 8l.; one house in James Street late in the possession of Alderman Elwood, rent 5l.; one house in West Street late in the possession of Alderman Nicholls, rent 3l.; one house in James Street late in the possession of Siby Waters, rent 2l.; one house in Peter Street late in the possession of Alderman Stoker, rent 6l.; one house in James Street late in the possession of Gerard Ranger, rent 2l.; one house adjoining late in the possession of Siby Waters, rent 2l.; one house and a garden plot in James Street and Scarlett Lane late in the possession of Gerard Ranger, rent 2l.; two tenements with a garden plot without Dublin Gate late in the possession of Gerard Ranger, rent 5l.; one ruined house with a garden plot on the east side of Scarlett Lane late in the possession of Gerard Ranger, rent 1l.
Co. Dublin. The following items in Coolock Barony, Co. Dublin, being the forfeited lands of the said Christopher Cheevers, viz., Balcultry, 60 acres, Balstabucks 16 acres, Tonlegee 22 acres: rent together 29l. 8d. 0d.: quit rent 1l. 19s. 7½d. and Milesbush, 27 acres: rent 8l. 2s. 0d.: quit rent 10s. 11d.: and also part of the Rath of Killossery in Coolock Barony 63 acres: rent 20l.: quit rent 1l. 5s. 6d.: being with the next 3 items the forfeited lands of Martin Dillon.
Reynoldstown and Rafodan in Balrothery Barony, 120 acres: rent 36l.: quit rent 2l. 8s. 6d.
Ballynageeroge, 18 acres in said Barony: rent 58l.: quit rent 7s. 3½d.
Baltray [Baltrasna] and Ardgillan, 73 acres in Balrothery Barony: rent 21l. 8s. 0d.: quit rent 1l. 9s. 6½d.: one third in dower to the widow Hadsor.
an annuity of 8l. out of the lands of Killelane in said Barony: quit rent 12s.: being the forfeited property of James Hadsor.
the town and lands called the Donoghs, 25 acres and Lavillins Lands, 9 acres in Coolock Barony: combined rent 17l.: quit rents respectively 10s. 1¼d. and 3s. 7½d.: being forfeited lands of Christopher Nugent.
Co. Kildare, several tenements in Kilcock and the moiety of customs of the fairs and markets thereof with 45 acres in Ikeathy and Oughterany Baronies: rent 35l.: quit rent 18s. 2½d.: in jointure to Lady Enslau: being forfeited lands of Sir Maurice Eustace.
Part of Aske in Narragh and Reban Baronies: 80 acres: rent —: quit rent 1l. 12s. 4½d.: granted to Mr. Knightley for 99 years: being forfeited lands of Jno. Baggott.
Co. Carlow, Ballykelly in Forth Barony: 645 acres: rent 50l. 4s. 6d.: quit rent 13l. 1s. 2d.: being forfeited ut supra. This estate is found by inquisition to be forfeited in fee but a deed was offered on the inquiry limiting the remainder after the death of the forfeiting person to his son Martin Baggott who is adjudged to be within the Articles of Limerick, but the jury did not find the same.
Shangarry, 500 acres and Ballinrush, 500 acres, both in Forth Barony: combined rent 50l.: quit rents respectively 10l. 2s. 5¾d. and 10l. 2s. 5¾d.: being forfeited ut supra.
Sough in Forth Barony: 140 acres: rent 14l.: quit rent 2l. 16s. 8½d.: being forfeited ut supra.
Part of Michell in Forth Barony: 219 acres: rent 11l.: quit rent 4l. 8s. 8d.: being forfeited ut supra.
a mill and 3 acres in Tobinstown in Forth Barony: rent 7l.: quit rent 1s. 2½d.: being forfeited ut supra.
a quarter of Kilmaglush in Forth Barony: 40 acres: rent 4l.: quit rent 16s. 2¼d.: being forfeited ut supra.
Carrane Purseen in Forth Barony: 200 acres: rent 15l.: quit rent 4l. 0s. 11¾d.: being forfeited ut supra.
Portrushen with 36 acres of Buolymore, in Rathvilly Barony: 900 acres: rent 45l.: quit rent 18l. 4s. 3½d.: being forfeited ut supra: alleged that these lands are in old leases at less rent than here charged to unforfeiting persons, but the said leases were not found by inquisition.
Haroldstown in Rathvilly Barony: 250 acres: rent 31l. 5s. 0d.: quit rent 5l. 1s. 2¾d.: being forfeited ut supra.
The following items in the city and liberties of Kilkenny, being forfeited estate of Walter Lawless, viz., Talbotts Inch, 158 acres and a sixth of Keatings Town, 65 acres: combined rent 50l.: quit rent 4l. 10s. 8¼d.: mortgaged to Tho. Evans, 55l.
one house in Cornmarket; one grist mill; one knife mill; two stone houses; Bishops Hill and Meadow; one dwelling house with several cabins and plots of ground: combined rental 26l.: quit rent 1l. 7s. 0d.
Total of the above: gross yearly rental 1,104l. 1s. 8d. deducting 123l. for yearly interest of incumbrances and 143l. 4s. 7¾d. for quit rents, leaving net rent 837l. 16s. 10¼d.
Co. Dublin, Gallanstown: 130 acres: rent 120l.: quit rent 2l. 15s. 5¾d.: in custodiam to Brigadier Wolseley at 50l. per an.: being forfeited estate of James Talbott.
Ballydowd, 120 acres and 4 acres in Esher and 5 acres in Lucan: combined rent 65l.: quit rent 2l. 12s. 2¾d.: being forfeited estate of John Forster: a rent charge of 9l. per an., to Mr. Justice Coote [is] in custodiam to Charles Dering, Esq.
Co. Waterford, Ballyfein, 196 acres; and Lahirdene [Lahardan], 781 acres; and Nether Ballyclohy, 190 acres; and Kilbrack, 343 acres; and Knocknafallia, 210 acres; and Clondonnell, 386 acres; and Curraheen, 722 acres; and Whitestown, 231 acres; combined rental 150l.: quit rent not stated: incumbrance one fourth to the discoverer: being forfeited estate of Arthur Galway [appertaining to him] by mortgage from the Earl of Tyrone.
Co. Westmeath, part of Culleenbegg, 52 acres and part of Robinstown (whereof 122 acres unprofitable) in the barony of Moycashel and Magheradernon: being forfeited estate of Walter Tuite.
Farrenrueig, 48 acres; Jeffryestown, 194 acres and Manilea, 665 acres (whereof 167 acres unprofitable): being forfeited ut supra.
Buttas Cor and Carlrons in said barony being forfeited ut supra.
part of the lands of Kilmaglish in Corkaree Barony, 253 acres: (whereof 163 acres unprofitable): being forfeited ut supra.
Garryenry, 85 acres in Corkaree Barony: being forfeited ut supra.
combined rental of the above 5 items, 205l.: quit rents 30l. 16s. 0d.: defalcations, judgments, 1,488l.; mortgage 1001.
Co. Cork, all the following in Duhallow Barony:
Dromagh and Dromgarriff and Kippagh and Kullenane [Cullenagh], in all 510 acres.
Dromahoe, 222 acres; Dromskehy, 196 acres; Divargins, 609 acres; Lakifoy, 130 acres; Kilcolman, 230 acres; Claragh and Cooleknockane, 500 acres; Knocknagreenane, 100 acres; a third of Cullen (being 1,627 acres), 555 acres; Knocknagree and part of Nohaval, 900 acres; Cooleskirean, 500 acres: being all forfeited estate of Dan O'Keife: and in custodiam to the widow Brown for 21 years at the quit rent and therefore not valued.
Liberties of Kilkenny, Blanchsfeilds Lands and Archersrath: 91 acres: rent 15l.: quit rent 1l. 16s. 10d. being forfeited ut supra.
Co. Kilkenny, in Gowran Barony, Blanchfieldstown, 640 acres: rent 100l.: quit rents 12l. 19s. 2d.
Bennetsbridge, 238 acres: rent 65l.: quit rents 4l. 16s. 3d.
Everstown alias Currane: 253 acres: rent 40l.: quit rents 5l. 3s. 2d.
Blanchfieldstown, 380 acres: rent 60l.: quit rents 7l. 13s. 10d.
Smithstown, 258 acres: rent 40l.: quit rents 5l. 4s. 9d.
in Rathleig, 12 acres: rent 2l.: quit rents 4s. 10d.
Maddockstown, 280 acres: rent 42l.: quit rents 5l. 13s. 4d. Blanchfields Park, 589 acres: rent 80l.: quit rents 11l. 18s. 6d. two parks and cabin in Gowran, 10 acres: rent 1l. 10s. 0d.: quit rents 4s.
the above 9 items being forfeited ut supra: and subject to several incumbrances the principal money whereof remaining due is computed at 1,900l.
Ballysyllagh, 200 acres; Monreen, 100 acres; Licketstown, 400 acres; and the retrenched part of Corluddy, 120 acres, all in the barony of Iverk: combined rent 112l.: quit rents 16l. 12s. 0d.: being forfeited estate of John Neile: and one third of two thirds in jointure to a widow for life.
Co. Galway, in Kilconnell Barony, Moat Killone, 353 acres; in Currane, 400 acres; in Monaveen and Carrowmore, 427 acres; Clonedagh and Shehanagh, 300 acres; Tuorine and Gortfadda, 127 acres; Knockmore, 70 acres; Corbally, 17 acres; part of Castlebin, 60 acres; Cloonekillins, 196 acres; Lisnevoltna, 168 acres; Coolenegourk alias Gortnegarke, 148 acres; precinct of the abbey of Kilconnell, 12 acres; Knocknanghter Killane, 157 acres; Ballintober.
one car[ucate], 47 acres; Gorteleer, one car., 52 acres; Clonchellis, one car., 65 acres; bog in common, 7 acres. and Carrowholla, 178 acres in Tiaquin Barony and 26 acres in Clonchowne in said Barony.
being all forfeited estate of Peter Martin and let for 300l. per an.; quit rent 39l. 9s. 9d.; and incumbrance a judgement of 150l.
The gross yearly value of the above is 1,397l. 10s. 0d. from which deducting 148l. 0s. 1½d. for quit rents and 352l. 4s. 8d. for yearly interest of incumbrances there is left a yearly net rent of 897l. 5s. 2½d. which with the previous net rental of 837l. 16s. 10¼d. gives a total net rental of 1,735l. 2s. 0¾d. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 171–6.
March 31.Royal warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland for a grant by lease or custodiam for 3 years to Elizabeth Wandesford (Elizabeth Foulke widow now wife of George Wandesford, Esq.) (upon her surrendering the pension of 200l. per an. granted her under the royal sign manual of 1692, June 15, for the support of herself and her children until some better provision should be made for her and them) of so much of the forfeited lands in Ireland as she shall desire up to the clear yearly value of 200l. sterling: and the arrears of her said pension up to the date of such surrender are hereby to be paid her. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 178.
Same to same for the payment to the executors of Henry Lord Capell, lately deceased, of all moneys due to him at his death on his respective allowances or entertainments as late Deputy Governor in Ireland. Ibid., p. 179.