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April 1697, 16-20


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'Warrants etc.: April 1697, 16-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 12: 1697 (1933), pp. 101-120. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82790 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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April 1697, 16-20

April 16.Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Treasury Lords to contract or to give warrant to the Trustees for sale of Fee farm rents to contract with Humphrey Hetherington for fee farm and other rents remaining unsold (" except all such rents as are set apart for payment of pensions in the Pension Deed ") to the value of 800l. per an. at the rate of 16 years' purchase "as hath been used in the sale of our fee farm and other rents." King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 235.
Same to same to similarly contract with Richard Adney for 700l. per an. of such rents. Ibid.
Same to same to similarly contract with Samuel Newton for 600l. per an. of such rents. Ibid.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet, for a privy seal to authorise the Treasury Lords to appoint Receivers General for the respective counties, cities, and places for the Additional 12d. Aid as granted by the Act [8–9, Wm. III, C. 24] granting a further Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage and the said Additional Aid. Ibid., p. 243.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 79,621l. 4s. 0d. to Antonio Alvarez de Machado by assigning so much in tallies and orders in your hands on the 3s. Aid, same being to be applied as follows viz., 69,621l. 4s. 0d. (computed at the rate of 9 guilders per £ sterling) for 626,590 guilders 16 stivers 8 pence on account of arrears due to Machado for bread and forage delivered to the Forces in Flanders before Jan. 1 last; and the remaining 10,000l. for the loss he sustained in the payment of 70,000l. which was made him last year on his contract, by tallies on the Continued Impositions and which could not be disposed [of by him] without a great discount. Disposition Book XIII, p. 247.
[?]Same to same to direct Mr. Abbot to cause to be discounted so many of the tallies received back by you from the Bank of England, as will raise 2,000l. to answer Mr. Hill's bills drawn for the subsistence of the Forces in Flanders, which bills are payable to Mr. Bateman.
Please also examine into the payment of Mr. Hill's bill for 10,000l. to Sir Joseph Herne and inform my Lords how long the said bill remained unpaid after due date. Ibid., p. 248.
April 16.Same to William Harbord's executors. The King is informed that a considerable sum is due from the said Harbord upon the balance of an account of money received by him from the King's collectors of the revenue Ireland. You are forthwith to make up and pass the said account and to answer the balance thereon to the King. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 208.
Same to Mr. Abbot. My Lords are informed that it is made an objection by the gentlemen who are subscribers to the Exchequer Bills that the sum of 12,000l. [sic for 1,200,000l.] last authorised by Act of Parliament to be issued in such Bills may interfere with the Bills for the first 1,500,000l. and consequently lessen their security. For their satisfaction in this matter you are to acquaint them that my Lords do intend upon issuing the Bills for the said 1,200,000l. to have them registered but not paid till after all the Bills for the said 1,500,000l. be first cancelled in case the subscription be perfected: and that the King's Proclamation be issued thereupon. (A like letter to Mr. John Knight). Out Letters (General) XV, p. 208.
April 6, [? 16.]William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to Mr. Blathwaite's house near Whitehall to seal his goods in order to their being sent to Holland. Ibid.
April 16.The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices Ireland enclosing the petition [missing] of the Earl of Carlingford, referred to the Treasury by the King. Please enquire into those parts thereof which refer to the debts due by mortgage to Sir Patrick Trant and to Robert Arthur, whether such debts can be discovered and if the said two persons have been indicted and outlawed: as also whether the castle of Ballymote was demolished for public conveniency as is alleged and if so what was petitioner's loss thereby. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 180.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Dr. John Finglas praying a grant of the Crown's title to two mortgages which were made to Robert Arthur and Sir Patrick Trant and are forfeited by their attainder: said petition being referred to the Treasury by the King. Ibid, p. 179.
Royal warrant, dated Kensington, to the Lords Justices Ireland for a grant under the great seal of Ireland to Thomas Railton Esq. (in consideration of many good and faithful services) of all the Crown's title in the debts as follow being due by several judgments remaining of record and found by inquisition to be forfeited: all as by the Lords' Justices report on the petition of William Wigg for a grant of the said debts: viz.
One judgment against Dominick Mead of Dublin gent: due to Sir Step. Rice for 120l. judgment: principal debt 60l.
One judgment against Visct. Clare in Trinity term 1687 in the Exchequer [Ireland] due to Sir Steph. Rice: judgment 5,000l.: principal debt 2,500l.
One judgment against Matt Barry of Dublin city Esq., Trinity term 1685 due to Sir Michael Creagh: judgment 400l.: principal debt 200l.
One judgment against Richard Palfrey and Joseph Barry, in Trinity term 1681 due to Sir Michael Creagh: judgment 400l.: principal debt 200l.
One judgment against Sir Maurice Eustace in Trinity term 1683 due to Sir Michael Creagh: judgment 400l.: principal debt 200l.
One judgment against Adam Loftus Esq. in Trinity term 1683 due to Sir Michael Creagh: judgment 400l.: principal debt 200l.
One judgment against Geo. Kennedy merchant: due to Sir Michael Creagh: judgment 400l.: principal debt 200l.
One judgment against Sir Robert Reading bart. in Trinity term 1 James II: due to Sir Michael Creagh: judgment 400l.: principal debt 200l.
One judgment against Sir Robert Nugent of Conreagh [? Cloonree] Co. Roscommon bart. in Hilary term 27–28 Charles II: due to the Earl of Tyrconnell: judgment 6,000l.: principal debt 3,000l.
One judgment against Nich Darcy of Platin in Easter term 24 Car. II: due to the Earl of Tyrconnell: judgment 250l.: principal debt 125l.
One judgment against Geo. Drake of Kildrought in Co. Kildare in Trinity term 25 Car. II: due to the Earl of Tyrconnell: judgment 30l.: principal debt 15l.
One judgment against Sir William Talbot bart. in Michaelmas term 1683: due to the Earl of Tyrconnell: judgment 4,000l.: principal debt 2,000l.
Two several judgments in Trinity term 1678 against Thomas Radley, Teige Riordan, Jno. Chinnery and Matthew Hore in Co. Cork: due to Sir Valintine Browne bart.,: judgment 200l.: principal debt 100l.
One judgment against Rob Earle of Londonderry in Trinity term 1687: due to Sir Patrick Trant: judgment 660l.: principal debt 330l.
One judgment against William Talbot Esq. in Michaelmas term 1688: due to Sir Patrick Trant: judgment 1,000l.: principal debt 500l.
One judgment against Donogh, Earl of Clancarty in the said term: due to said Trant: judgment 1,000l.: principal debt 500l.
One judgment against Jno. Taaf of Callashtown [Calleaghstown], Co. Louth in Easter term 1688: due to said Trant: judgment 800l.: principal debt 400l.
One judgment against Nich Earl of Carlingford in Easter term 1688: due to said Trant: judgment 800l.: principal debt 400l.
Two judgments in the name of Patrick Trant Esq. against Francis, Earl of Longford and Ambrose Angier Esq. in Hilary term 1685: each for 317l. 7s. 8d. judgment and 158l. 8s. 10d. principal debt. Ibid., pp. 181–3.
April 16.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a patent under the great seal of England, for a grant to Arnold, Earl of Albemarle of all and singular the quit rents, fee farm rents or other annual rents, and of the Crown's reversion or title thereto, as follows: viz. a quit rent of 13l. 18s. 3d. issuing out of part of the lands of Cloghjordan and part of the lands of Garrane and other lands in the Barony of Lower Ormond Co. Tipperary granted by James II 1685–6 Nov. 20 to Katherin, Countess of Dorchester and many other fee farm or annual payments as in the said grant ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. VIII, pp. 548–571 (out of which premises the present King Wm. III did by patent under the great seal of England grant an annuity or yearly rent of 600l. to Letitia Russell, late wife of Thomas Cheeke and now wife of Robert Russell Esq., the same to be charged on the rent of 1,500l. per an. reserved on the said grant to the Countess of Dorchester). The said Earl of Albemarle is hereby to hold the premises to him and his heirs to his and their only use for ever as of the Castle of Dublin in free and common socage. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 187–8.
April 16.The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William, Earl of Inchiquin praying a grant of so many forfeited estates in Ireland as will amount to 2,000l. per an. which he shall discover, which his Majesty was neither possessed of on the 20th Feb. 1696–7 nor were then or before found by inquisition as forfeited: said petition being referred to the Treasury by the King. Ibid., p. 222.
April 17.Royal sign manual dated Kensington for 12,300l. to Sir Francis Child Kt. for the King's particular service, without account. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 233. (Money warrant, dated April 19 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 266. (Money order, dated April 19 hereon). Order Book IV, p. 357. (William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay same out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on the Duties on Malt). Disposition Book XIII, p. 247.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the Earl of Portland's lodgings in Whitehall to seal his goods in order to their being sent to Holland. He is to take Customs for all customable goods and to see that no goods prohibited to be exported do pass therewith. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 209.
[?]The Treasury Lords to Lord Irwyn [Visct. Irvine]. We are informed that you have given some discountenance to the execution of the Act for the 3s. Aid. We cannot easily believe it. We desire you (whose zeal for his Majesty's service appears in all other occasions) to give all the assistance in your power to this taxation. Ibid.
April 17.William Lowndes to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a state of the manor of Reigate and an account of the yearly rents and value thereof. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the lodgings in Downing Street of Monsieur Dancklemann, Envoy Extraordinary from the Elector of Brandenburgh, to visit his goods in order to their transport to Holland. Ibid.
Same to same. The like letter about Sir Joseph Williamson's goods and to suffer his coaches, horses, and other equipage to be put on board the Elizabeth of Hull. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to attend my Lords on Monday afternoon next with an account what methods you have taken or intend to take for the management of the Duties on malt and leather; with a list of what new officers you want and what salaries. Also bring your report on the petition of Mr. Delarose. (The like letter mutatis mutandis to the Commissioners for Glass about the Duty on leather and to the Agents for Taxes about the Duties on births &c.) Ibid., p. 210.
April 17.William Lowndes to Ralph Williamson, Receiver for Co. Yorks. &c. The King has granted to Major Erle the money resting on Mr. James Grahme's bond ut supra, Tr. Cal. XII, p. 432. Grahme has promised to pay to your hands by the latter end of this month 500l. in further part thereof. You are to return [forward by bills] same to London at soon as received; for Major Erle's use, whose acquittance will be a discharge to you. Ibid., p. 211.
Same to the Treasurer of the Chamber enclosing the petition [missing] of Charles Couchman and Ralph Young, two of the messengers of the Chamber appointed to attend the Plenipotentiaries in Holland. You are to put them on the list with the messengers appointed to attend the King in Flanders in order to their being provided for with them. (The like letter dated April 20 for Thomas Beake). Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of premises ut supra Tr. Cal., Vol. XI, p. 400 (being houses in Dean Street Soho) in order to a lease thereof to Capt. Thomas Pitt (Thomas Pitt Esq.) for 99 years in reversion of the 37½ years now in being: on a fine of 600l. and rent of 13s. 4d per an.
Prefixing, said Surveyor's report on said Pitt's petition for same. The late Queen Henrietta Maria's trustees on 17 July, 1672, did (by direction of Charles II) grant part of the bailiwick of St. James's called Kemp's Field [alias] Bunches Close "&c." (which includes the greatest part of St. Ann's Parish) for 33 years from 1681 Sept. 29 to Mr. Harvey and Sir John Cole as trustees for the Earl of St. Albans; and on 10 Sept. 1674 Charles II granted a further term of 20 years therein [to same]. In 1676 Lord St. Albans and his trustees assigned all Kemps Field "etc." (of which the premises now desired are a small part) to Joseph Girle, who on 6 April 1677 assigned to Frith; and the said Frith and Cadogan Thomas on 13 Dec., 1677, assigned to William Pym of Clerkenwell. On 24 March 1682–3 Pym leased two pieces thereof (which are what the present petitioner desires) on the west and east sides of Dean Street to Geo. Bradbury for 46 years from 1683 Lady day at 14l. per an. rent with covenants to build thereon substantially. Bradbury conveyed to Arnold Browne and Browne mortgaged to George White of London merchant for 2,500l. and to the present petitioner Pitt for 1,500l. more. Mr. White's interest is since transferred to the present petitioner. Further by indenture of 1696–7 Jan. 9 Browne has assigned to Pitt all his remaining interest in the premises for 1,779l. 15s. 0d. consideration with a warranty against all incumbrances except for a mortgage for 1,200l. to one Bishop.
The ground rents reserved on leases to divers undertenants amount to 141l. 2s. 7d., out of which Pym pays 14l. rent which has been constantly received by the agent or assignee of Mr. Biscop the first mortgagee. Till that debt be satisfied by preception of the rents (which will not be in several years yet to come) Pitt "cannot receive any part of his debt which I apprehend to be much more than the ground rents are worth." The ground on the west side of Dean Street contains 491 feet and that on the east side of said street contains 100 feet besides which front there are some small houses built in a court called Dean's Court and a place called Cockpit Court with a stable yard; the whole valued upon improvement at 1,000l. per an. The reversion desired is worth 1,250l. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 270–1.
April 17.The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Hugh Rowley of Calmore Esq. praying (in consideration of his services and losses in the late Rebellion in Ireland) a grant of certain lands as in a list [missing] thereto annexed: said petition being referred to the Treasury by the King. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 214.
April 19.Money warrant for 50l. to Rudolph Kien Esq. for 1697 Lady day on his salary as Closet Keeper to the King. Money Book XIII, p. 268.
Same for 25l. to Nahum Tate for same quarter on his fee as Poet Laureat. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Rymer for same quarter on his fee or salary as Historiographer Royal. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to satisfy to the respective lenders as follows the loans by them, being 12,681l. 4s. 0d. in all, advanced on credit of the Exchequer in General with intent to be transferred to the funds for the Civil List as soon as the same shall be settled by Parliament. The lenders as herein are hereby to be satisfied same out of loans to be made by themselves severally on credit of the Duties on malt, mum, &c., lately granted by Parliament: and the said loans are hereby to be registered on the said fund.
Appending: list of said loans.l.s.d.
Charles Duncomb, 1696–7, Feb. 20300000
Sir Joseph Williamson, 12 loans on March 1696–7 March 12, total280000
Matthew Prior Esq. 3 loans March 13, total58140
Thomas, Earl of Pembroke, 7 loans, March 17, total330000
Bartholomew Burton, March 3120000
Lord Villiers, 11 loans, April 10, total280000
Ibid., p. 269.
Same to John Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay John Thorrowkettle 15l. for last Mar. 25 quarter on his 3s. 4d. a day as messenger [of the Chamber] attending the officers of the Customs. Ibid., p. 270.
[?]Treasury allowance of same quarter's allowance to said Thorrowkettle for same quarter's attendance on the Treasury Lords. Ibid.
April 19.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2000l. to the Treasury Lords for salary out of the moneys in the Exchequer arising from the Four and a Half per cent. Duty. Disposition Book XIII, p. 248.
April 19.Same to Mr. Nicholas Baker. On the 10th March 1692–3 at the assizes for Surrey Robert Leeson gave bond in 100l. to the King, and Francis Walker and John Challener likewise in 50l. each as his sureties, for Leeson's good behaviour until he should take the oaths to the King. The said bonds have been forfeited by Leeson's conviction at the Old Bailey for speaking scandalous and seditious words against the King and Government. You are to prosecute the recovery of said moneys and to pay same into the Exchequer. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 211.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing the petition [missing] of Nicholas Terrell late deputy collector of Customs Outwards of London port. You are to present him for the first vacancy suitable to his education. Ibid., p. 212.
[?][Same] to the Earl of Ranelagh enclosing the petition [missing] of William Westcome praying payment of 123l. due to him for quartering one Capt. Elwes of Col. Windsor's Regiment. Please pay same out of the arrears of pay of said Elwes. Ibid.
April 19.Same to the Commissioners of the Privy Seal. My Lords are informed there is a caveat in your office against a grant to George Parker of the estate of Wyke Parker. It is the King's pleasure that this grant should pass on payment of 5,000l. which said George has accordingly paid into the Exchequer. My Lords desire you to pass the grant notwithstanding the said caveat. Ibid., p. 213.
Same to the Attorney General. My Lords are informed that a decree is like to pass in the beginning of next term against Nicho Oursell, George Moor and Thomas Merril for the High Duties of corn imported from foreign parts. They desire you to state the whole matter in a report to them and in the meantime to forbear pressing for the decrees being pronounced against them. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Fox and Lord Coningsby of the memorial of the three French [Huguenot] Regiments of Foot, shewing that 21,000l. is due to them of their Irish arrears; that in 1692 all the Army that served in Ireland were paid their arrears except the said three Regiments: therefore praying tallies on the salt Duties for the said arrears. Reference Book VII, p. 204.
Same to Henry Baker of the stated accounts of Sir William Perkins' estates in Herts., Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Coventry; to examine the allegations therein contained. Ibid.
Same to the [Customs] Commissioners of the petition of Robert Loveland et al showing that there are lately brought into the river a parcel of Rattan canes of the value of about 6,000l. in a Swedish vessel come from France, which goods are part of the cargo of the East India ships taken by the French about 2 years since and carried thither: that the importers of the said Rattans pretend they have an order to admit same to entry: therefore praying relief in the premises. Ibid., p. 205.
April 19.Treasury warrant to the Trustees for sale of Fee Farms to contract with Humphrey Hetherington for fee farm rents to the value of 800l. per an. and to transmit to the Treasury a schedule of such rents in order to a Treasury warrant for the conveyance of the same. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 271.
Same to same for a like contract with Richard Adney for rents to the value of 700l. per an. Ibid.
Same to same for a like contract with Samuell Newton for rents to the value of 600l. per an. Ibid.
Same to same for a like contract with Henry Tyson gent for rents to the value of 200l. per an. Ibid., p. 273.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the Honor of Pickering and Manors of Pickering and Scalby in Co. Yorks. and part of the Duchy of Lancaster, in order to a lease thereof to Abel D'Allone for 99 years at the rent of 10l. per an.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report dated 1696 April 21 on said D'Allone's petition for same. The premises are of great extent but the quit rents and other certainties thereof payable by many freeholders and some leasehold and copyhold tenants were valued to the Queen Dowager in her jointure at [only] 234l. 13s. 9¼d. per an. with 46l. 19s. 10½d. reprized thereout for decayed rents, officers' fees &c. The remaining 187l. 13s. 10¾d. per an. clear "will I presume belong to the Crown on the said Queen's death." I value the desired lease thereof at 2,000l. The scite of the old ruined Castle, Blansby Park, and other the demesne lands of the said honor and manors are valued on improvement (over and above the reserved rents) at 1,125l. 10s. 2¾d. per an. which I value at 5,600l. for the desired 99 years' term, making a fine of 7,600l. in all. Ibid., p. 272.
Same to same for a same of premises as below in order to a grant thereof to Joseph Jekyl Esq., his heirs or assigns for ever.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report dated April 19 on "the state and value of the manor of Reigate in Surrey in reply to the reference of April 15 [sic for 17] inst. ut supra p. 104. I find that in June 1685 a proposal was made to the then Lord Treasurer Rochester, for [the Crown's] purchasing a moiety of this manor from Dean Goodwin Esq. the other half being in the Crown before. Harbord thereon reported a valuation of the whole manor at 41l. 2s. 3d. per an. for the quit rents and 244l. per an. for the scite of the old ruined castle (being 17 acres) and 26 other parcels of demesne lands (being together 433 acres) and 29l. per an. for the tolls of the market with 3 rooms over the market house, and 40s. a year for the coney warren on Reigate Heath and 80l. per an. for the herriotts and other profits of court, making in all 196l. 2s. 3d. (396l. 2s. 3d.)
In the March following of 1685–6 another particular (which raised the value to 465l. per an.) was presented by Mr. Grahme to Treasurer Rochester and by him referred to Mr. Fisher, then Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands who reported that the value would not arise to above 400l. a year if the tenants covenanted to use the lands well but on Mr. Grahm's affirmation that he knew persons that would give the rates as in his particular Mr. Fisher thought 4,400l. a reasonable price for [the Crown to give for] Dean Goodwin's part. "Whether that were the consideration paid appears not to me" but Goodwin conveyed to James II 1687 May 11 and same is now in the Crown. I rate the inheritance at not above 8,000l. being 20 years purchase at 400l. per an. Ibid. p. 273–4.
Same to same for a particular of premises ut supra p. 100, in order to a grant thereof in fee to Dennis Coolinge.
Prefixing: Surveyor General's report dated April 17. The annual rent of 500l. petitioned for is a perpetual charge on the revenues of the New River Water reserved to the Crown and was granted by Charles II 1661 July 23 to John Buckworth of London merchant for 31 years from 1660 Xmas at a yearly rent of 5 marks: and afterwards Charles II on 30 June, 1665, passed a term of 41 years therein to Eleaner Villers, one of the daughters of Sir Edward Villers at the like rent of 5 marks; which lease to Mrs. Villers was by her surrendered 1669 Oct. 14 and in November following a new grant was made to Silvester Dennis of London merchant for the like term of 41 years in reversion of Buckworth's Grant.
On 31 Oct. 1676 a further lease was made by Charles II to Edmond Seymour and Littleton Powell Esq., for 21 years in reversion of Buckworth's grant (without taking notice of Mris. Villers' lease or Mr. Dennis's). This I take it is of no effect, but there are 36 years to come in Dennis's grant. I value at 2,300l. a grant in fee as desired by the present petitioner whereby the rent charge of 5 marks per an. will be vested in Coolinge immediately and the 500l. per an. as from the end of Dennis's lease. Ibid., p. 274–5.
Royal sign manual for 10,000l. to William Lowndes for secret service: without account. (Money warrant dated April 19, hereon). (Money order dated April 20 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 234. Order Book IV, p. 373.
Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to contract or to give warrant to the Trustees for sale of Fee Farms to contract with Henry Tyson for 200l. per an. of such fee farm rents, at 16 years' purchase. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 235.
Same to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, to pay 800l. per an. to Charles Godfrey Esq. (without any deduction or abatement for fees); paying same quarterly as from 1696 June 24: to be paid out of the deduction of 12d. per £ out of the pay of the Forces.
And further to pay him out of the like deduction 2,400l. by 400l. per an. from 1697 Lady day. Ibid., p. 236.
Same to the Treasury Lords to give warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Thomas Pitts Esq. of the premises ut supra pp. 105–6, for 99 years at a rent of 13s. 4d. and fine of 600l. Ibid., pp. 236–7.
April 19.Royal warrant to Heneage Montague to demand and receive back from the persons, officers and others as below the respective quantities of gilt and white plate delivered to them out of the Jewel House by indenture, it being "of great importance to our service that the said plate should at this time be delivered back for our use." Upon refusal or neglect of any person to so deliver "you are hereby required and commanded to use such methods for the recovery thereof as the law in that behalf allows."
Appending: schedule of said person and plate.
the Lord Steward of the Household, 1,560 ounces, 3 gr., 2 dwt.: delivered back 1,117 ounces: remains44332
the Lord Chamberlain112612
Master of the Horse1077
Groom of the Stole976
William Trumbull, Secretary of State105722
Lord Sidney, late Secretary of State105622
Earl of Nottingham, late Secretary of State101532
Comptroller of the Household1105
Lord Chamberlain to the late Queen105032
The Speaker of the House of Commons4017
Admiral Russell72812
Earl of Macclesfield, Lord President of Wales7172
The Dressers to the late Queen235
The Yeomen of the Field to the late Queen2612
The Housekeeper at Kensington138930
The Housekeeper of Windsor38240
Earl Mulgrave, Lord Chamberlain to his late Majesty1161
Lord Dartmouth, as Master of the Horse1011
Lord Godolphin, Lord Chamberlain to the late Queen [Mary of Modena]1094
Earl of Peterborough, Groom of the Stole to the like [James II]1065
Earl of Yarmouth Treasurer of the Household [to James II]
Lord Waldegrave Comptroller of the Household [to James II]1015
Countess of Peterborough, Groom of the Stole to the late Queen1009
Lord Dartmouth, as Admiral929
Lord Waldegrave462
Mr. Thomas and Mr. Leserteur, her late Majesty's cooks834
John Death, Yeoman of the Field to the late Queen30
John Bailey as same to same29
Mr. Crofts as Page of the Bedchamber to same146
Mr. [? Mrs.] Dawson, dresser [? to same]62
Mr. Rondin, keeper of the Chapel to same329
Mr. Bell and Mr. Pedley of the late Queen's chapel120
Mr. Horne, Page of the Backstairs45
Countess of Powys783
Mr. Hen. Fitz James2447
Earl of Castlemaine, Ambassador to Rome8305
Earl of Sandwich, Ambassador to France5229
Lord Mountjoy, Ambassador to France6959
Earl of Carlisle, Ambassador to Sweden219
Sir William Lockart, Ambassador to Holland5893
Earl of Bath, Groom of the Stole to Charles II3185
Ditto, received back from the [officers of the] Bedchamber and the Backstairs at the death of Charles II.4151
Sir Joseph Williamson, as Secretary of State2433
Sir Thomas Williams, chymist347
Earl of Feversham1008
The [King's] Apothecary8233.
King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 237, 241.
April 19.Same to the Lords Justices Ireland to direct the payment of 516l. 13s. 4d. to John Pulteney Esq., Clerk of the Privy Council Ireland, in full satisfaction for his fees for copying all the books, entries, claims and schedules of lands for the Commissioners of Forfeitures Ireland relating to persons claiming the benefit of the Articles of Limerick or Galway as also all rules made on such as are heard on either of the said Articles; all which copies remain in the hands of the Register: being in all 1150 claims and 400 rules: which at 6s. 8d. each come to the above sum: besides another fair book containing all the claimants' names, their places of abode in James II's reign; and all the rules made on hearing their claims delivered by command of the late Lord Deputy Capel to his secretary; for which [two latter items] said Pulteney makes no demand. Ibid., p. 238, Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 193.
Royal sign manual for 2000l. to Sir William Trumbull Kt., Secretary of State, for secret service: without account. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 240.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to direct the Treasury Lords to order the officers of the Receipt to take in loans up to 200,000l. on the Act [8–9 Wm. III, C. 22] granting Duties on malt, mum, sweets, &c.: with 8 per cent interest payable quarterly: levying tallies and drawing orders of repayment and registering in course, &c., as by the said Act. (Treasury warrant dated April 23 hereon accordingly to the Receipt). Ibid., p. 242, Money Book XIII, p. 271.
Privy seal for 1500l. for equipage and 10l. a day as ordinary to Charles, Earl of Manchester, as Ambassador Extraordinary to the Republic of Venice: with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 276.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Thomas Lord Coningsby (for good and faithful services and as reprisal for certain shortages in the grant of the forfeited estates of Richard Fagan and — Plunket) of all the scite of the late priory of Alvecote [Avecote] with the manor of Shuttington and the demesnes thereto and the watermill in Faresly [Fazeley] and the rectory of Astley in Cos Warwick and Stafford and all the Crown's title thereto except as in the particular thereof: to hold to him and his heirs, &c., for ever as of the manor of East Greenwich in free and common socage under the rent of 20s. per an. The Trustees of the Queen Dowager are to assign the premises to him at her death or with her consent during her lifetime. Ibid., p. 277–84.
Appending: particular of the premises; the various parcels being set out in detail:
(a) the scite and demesne lands of the cell or priory of Alvecote Co. Warwick late in the tenure of Ralph Yardley, Thomas Cockin, Kt., Thomas Repington, Margaret Darlestone, John Bathe, John Cades, Thomas Bayliffe, Stephen Mills, Roger Warwick, Mary Shemond, Thomas Rowleston and many others: total yearly value 86l. 3s. 8d.: all as demised to Lettice, Countess of Leicester, and other lands late the lands or perquisites of Robert, Earl of Leicester and which were granted 1629 Aug. 13 to Henry, late Earl of Holland et al in trust for Queen Henrietta Maria and were (by a privy signet of Charles II of 1660 Oct. 20 and by a warrant of the Queen mother and a decree in the Exchequer Court) by indenture dated 1660 Nov. 26 granted to Henry, Earl of St. Albans et al in trust for the said Queen Mother; and were by the said trustees 1672 July 31 transferred to Denzell, Lord Holles et al in trust for the Queen Consort, now Queen Dowager, for 99 years and a further term of 43 years therein was granted by indenture 1673 Aug. 13; and now by indenture quadripartite dated 1687 April 26 the premises are vested in Lewis, Earl of Feversham [similarly in trust] for the remainder of the said terms.
(b) the water mill in Fayreslee [Fazeley] Co. Stafford, lands called the Chapel Yard, tenement called the Little Moore; tenement called Codeholes in Bonehill Co. Stafford; tenement in the Lady Bridge Bank in Tamworth, tenement in Lichfield Street there and the rectory of Astrey [Astley] Co. Warwick: as let to farm by Charles I, to 1637–8, Mar. 13 to Frances, Duchess Dowager of Somerset, for 30 years at the ancient rent of 105l. 11s. 0d. and 14l. 9s. 0d. improvement rent; and by Charles II 1665 June 30 were granted to the said Lord Holles et al in trust ut supra and were transferred 1687 April 6 to the Earl of Feversham ut supra.
(c) Surveyor General's ratal of the premises and memorandum. The first set are worth 96l. 3s. 8d. and a sixth part of stone, slate and coals to be got. The second set are worth 120l. per an.
The intended grant is to take place from and after the death of the Queen Dowager. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 277–284.
April 19.Royal warrant dated Whitehall to the Lords Justices Ireland for a patent under the great seal of Ireland for a grant to Alex Stewart, Deputy Lieutenant of the Ordnance Ireland, of lands as below and of all the Crown title thereto: to hold to him, his heirs &c., to his and their only use for ever, as of the Castle of Dublin in free and common socage &c.: all by reason that the said Stewart has represented that being storekeeper at Dublin and Treasurer and Paymaster of the Train of Artillery in Ireland in the year 1688 he (in order to escape out of Ireland) procured Exchequer acquittances amounting to 1100l., (being money due to him by the late King James) on the collectors of Derry, Strabane and Coleraine and sent same to Gustavus Hamilton then at Derry to receive and keep for him; that soon after King James's arrival in Ireland petitioner deliverd up all his employments and attempting to escape into England was arrested and committed prisoner to Dublin Castle where he was kept under great severity for 12 months "until relieved by our arrival at the Boyne"; and applying himself to the said Col. Hamilton for the money was told that the Collector of Derry had subsisted the garrison of Derry with what money he had belonging to the said late King (which should have answered the petitioner's acquittances) after the said garrison "had declared for us": that the Collector of Strabane was run over to the said late King James and the Collector of Coleraine was fled into England; so that all the petitioner's money was lost: that as soon as the Courts were open and the Collector of Derry restored to his former employment, petitioner commenced a suit against him for 2 of the said acquittances amounting to 617l. of which he recovered about 312l. and the Collector making oath that he had subsisted the garrison at Derry with the rest, being 305l., the Court was of opinion that the collector had done well and the petitioner must apply to the King: that the said suit was depending near 4 years and lost petitioner 150l. sterling: for which consideration he prayed a grant of lands as below to the value of 250l. per an.: on which petition the Attorney General reported that the allegations are true and that petitioner has been a great sufferer and deserves consideration; and the Revenue Commissioners Ireland have further reported as to the said list of lands that considering the incumbrances they cannot be valued at above 200l. per an. clear.
Appending: said list of lands as certified by James Bonnell with their quit rents as certified by Richard Thompson.
King's County.
Gorteen, Dune [Down] and Killeshil in Philipstown Barony 434 acres: rent 72l.: quit rents 8l. 15s. 9d.: being forfeited lands of Thomas Leicester: one third are in the possession of Margaret Leicester and John Leicester.
Kilduff: 100 acres: rent 20l.: quit rent 2l. 6s. 0d.: in said Barony and forfeited ut supra.
Carraghmore: 34 acres profitable and 400 acres unprofitable: rent 23l.: quit rent 6l. 8s. 10½d.: in Eglish Barony and forfeited ut supra: 400l. portion claimed by Mary Leicester daughter to John Leicester.
Ballycollin and the town and abbey lands of Kilcormuck with the mill, fairs and markets: 889 acres: rent 10l. for Ballycollin and 100l. for the town &c. but these latter in the possession of the widow for her thirds: all in Ballyboy Barony and being forfeited ut supra: incumbrances on Ballycollin, 400l. claimed by Joan Leicester, another daughter; and on the town &c. 228l. judgment to Arthur Emerson besides costs; a judgment to Adair but Margaret [Leicester, widow] is bound and her [widow's] third is liable thereto.
Co. Galway: in Killian Barony: Muckloon and Borrill [Boughil]: 500 acres: quit rent 5l. 1s. 3d.
Iskarmore [Eskermore]: 89 acres: quit rent 15s. part of Clonthy: 60 acres: quit rent 12s. 2d.
Co. Roscommon: Boiosakine in Ballintober Barony: 28 acres: quit rent 5s. 8d.
Killnemuclioony in Moyearuan [Moycullen] Barony: 265 acres: quit rent 2l. 14s. 3d.
Ballaghvartalla in Athlone Barony: 360 acres: quit rent 3l. 12s. 10½d.
Gortnadarra and Caltheagh [? Caltragh] in said Barony, 34 acres: quit rent 6s. 10¾d.
Bealaforin in said Barony: 152 acres: quit rent 1l. 10s. 7½d.
The above items being [? all] forfeited lands of the said Thomas Leicester, and of total rent 56l.
in Liscor [? Liscam] and Caldragh Begg: 45 acres: quit rent 9s. 3¾d.
Co. Mayo in Clanmorris Barony.
Seefin's quar[ter] 146 acres: quit rent 1l. 19s. 11½d.: being forfeited lands of James Brown.
Ballyhankeen one quar[ter]: 196 acres: quit rent 1l. 19s. 5d.
Carrowme [Carrowmore], Mursham, and one year [sic? one quarter] alias Revagh alias Carraghdoe: 239 acres in all: quit rent 2l. 8s. 4½d.
Carrowbeg: 42 acres: quit rent 8s. 6d.
Carrowledane [Carrowlena]: 64 acres: quit rent 12s. 11½d.
Coolroe: 102 acres: quit rent 1l. 0s. 8d.
Carnevadoge: 65 acres: quit rent 13s. 2d.
Cloonebanagh one quarter: 191 acres: quit rent 1l. 18s. 4d.
Knocknetugger one quarter: 71 acres: quit rent 14s. 4½d.
Muneraghone one quarter: 47 acres: quit rent 9s. 6d.
Carrownetlery one quarter: 21 acres: quit rent 4s. 3d.
Gortinerissagh one quarter: 59 acres: quit rent 11s. 11¼d.
Parran and Lislena one quarter: 19 acres: quit rent 3s. 10d.
The above 12 items being [? all] for feited lands of the said James Browne and of total rent 30l.
Coylebeg a half-quarter: 5 acres: quit rent 1s.
in the quarter of Margaretboy [Magherahoy]: 16 acres: quit rent 3s. 3d.
Carrowkilleen one quarter: 20 acres: quit rent 4s. 0¼d.
Carroghduffe: 65 acres: quit rent 13s. 2d.
Carrowneskley [Carrownisky]: 70 acres: quit rent 14s. 2d.
in the quarter of Carrotellagh [Carrowsteelagh]: 23 acres: quit rent 4s. 8d.
Merrick alias Carrowlick [Carrowleagh]: 72 acres: quit rent 14s. 7d.
the above 9 items being [? all] forfeited lands of Thomas Bourke and of total rent 61l. per an.
Dublin City: in Skineroe.
One house called the London Stone: rent 17l.: quit rent 1l. 4s. 0d.: being forfeited estate of James Talbot. There are several judgments obtained by Protestants to which this house is liable as well as the rent of James Talbot's interest.
Co. Kilkenny: in Gowran Barony.
in Tynecowse [Tincouse]: 37 acres: rent 3l.: quit rent 15s.
Ullard: 292 acres: rent 15l.: quit rent 5l. 18s. 0d.
Killeen: 164 acres: quit rent 3l. 6s. 3d.
in Knockbarron besides the Duke of Ormonde's part: 200 acres: quit rent 4l. 1s. 0d.
Ballyshaneboy: 41 acres: quit rent 16s. 7¼d.
Knockballyrebuck: 45 acres: rent 30l.: quit rent 18s. 2d.: half mortgaged to Wid[ow] Kely.
Knockagell half Carraghboy with a quarter of Stakally: 25 acres: quit rent 10s. 1½d.
In Ballyshaneboy: 175 acres and 16 acres in Curraghboy: rent 5l. 15s. 0d.: quit rents respectively 3l. 10s. 10d. and 6s. 5½d.
the above 8 items being forfeited lands of [? all] Cha. Ryan.
Total rental 342l. 15s. 0d.: total quit rents 88l. 1s. 0½d. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 189–91.
April 19.Royal warrant dated Whitehall to the Lords Justices Ireland to direct payment of 80l. as royal bounty to Bridget Ellingworth relict of Cha. Ellingworth who was physician and chaplain in Londonderry at the time that the city was besieged. Ibid., p. 192.
Same to same to cause Richard, Earl of Ranelagh to be forthwith discharged of the 200l. due at Michaelmas 1688 as follows for the rent of the Castle, town and lands of Athlone; and further for him to be paid 193l. 15s. 0d. as follows: it appearing that the premises were granted to him by Charles II at 100l. per an. rent and that Charles II also constituted him Governor of the Castle and town of Athlone with allowance of the said 100l. a year rent as his salary for same, which he continued to enjoy till the latter end of 1686 when Col. Richard Grace was made Governor thereof; and that the said Col. Grace (under pretence of such his governorship) took possession of said Earl's said estate though he had no manner of right to it, whereby the Earl lost his rents for 2 years and precedent arrears to a great sum, the said town being soon after destroyed by the war and the inhabitants utterly ruined or dead: and the said Col. Grace either neglected to pay the said rent of 100l. per an. or paid it to such collectors as will not now own the receipt thereof; for which the Earl's said estate though almost entirely ruined by the war is daily threatened to be seized; and by his abovesaid grant the Earl is obliged to keep one half of the bridge of Athlone in repair and in 1688 spent 80l. in repair thereof yet soon after 2 arches thereof next the castle were so destroyed by the war that he was forced in 1695 and 1696 to spend 193l. 15s. 0d. for the repair thereof without which the bridge, which is a considerable pass, was in danger of falling down. Ibid., pp. 192–3.
Same to the Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland to make no payment to Henry Guy or any others of the yearly sum of 800l. payable to him by the royal warrant of 1691 Nov. 18 out of the deduction of 12d. per £ out of army pay in Ireland: which said sum has been paid to 1691 June 24 and no further. Hereby no part thereof from the said June 24 1691 is to be paid. Ibid., p. 194.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Rebecca Lascells, widow and executrix of Richard Lascells late of London goldsmith, relating to a debt of 33,050l. by him advanced in Aug. 1693 on the security of the quit rents in Ireland: said petition having been referred to the Treasury by the King. Ibid.
April 19.Royal warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland to direct payment to Thomas Tilson of all moneys due and to grow due on the annuity, yearly rent or sum of 60l. granted to him for life by Charles II 1683 July 3 as in lieu and recompense of the house called the Old Custom House in the city of Dublin (where the Commissioners for management of the Revenue of Customs did then and do still sit): Tilson having prayed (in consideration of the above grant and in lieu thereof and of all arrears thereon and in consideration of his services and great diligence as Clerk of the House of Commons in Ireland) a grant of forfeited lands Ireland but the King being minded rather that the said annuity and arrears thereof should be paid him as herein rather than to grant such lands to him and his heirs. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 195.
Same to same to cause an additional salary of 50l. per an. to be paid to Thomas Carter, Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Peers Ireland, to make his salary 100l. per an. in accordance with the address of said House made 1695 Dec. 12 to Henry, Lord Capell late Lord Deputy: to be paid as from 1695 Xmas. Ibid., p. 196.
Same to same for a patent to pass the great seal of Ireland for a grant to Nehemiah Donnellan, one of the Barons of the Exchequer, Ireland of one fourth of the lands as in the following schedule which he and John Usher in trust for him did discover as forfeited estates and have since made out the Crown's tithe thereto: Donnellan being entitled to the said fourth part pursuant to several Proclamations issued for the encouragement of discoverers.
Appending: said schedule.
in Co. Galway in Killian Barony: forfeited lands of Hugh Kelly.
Muckloon Borrell; Isharmore; in Cluthy; Derrymuckle [Derrunemucka] parcel; in Ballyglassby; in Carganulla; Derreen; in Clonshee by mortgage from Daniel Kelly.
in Athlone Barony: Ballaforin; Tobber Icomer [Toberconor] in Ravorkelly 1 car; Caldrahbegg alias Gortnederry; Ballagh; Coolinecaltry; Ganvins [Ganaveens]: [? all] the above being forfeited lands of Hugh Kelly.
clear yearly value of the above 237l. 13s. 5d.: "reported by us [Richard Thompson and James Bonnell] in Lord Galway's list."
in Co. Galway: being forfeited lands of James Lally.
in Moycullen Barony.
In Killanemulroony; Carneservoge alias Gortneservoye [Gortrevagh]; Borisakine; Balloghmerlole.
in Bellamol [Ballymoe] Half Baronry.
Castle Quarter; Gortepura; Lismaltabegg; Clonmoyle; Curryheene part of Rugh; in Russell Town; in Shanballymore alias Clongeltagh; in Mayard alias Ballymoate two quarters.
Cloncurry [Clooncunny] half quarter; in Colinundahee, Drim half quarter; the castle, town and lands of Tullanadella; part called Carrownacaslane; Lisscoallagh.
[The above being] James Lally's lands and under encumbrances exceeding the value of the lands and therefore not valued in Dr. Leslye's list.
In Kiltarton Barony: being forfeited lands of Walter Bourke Esq. (mortgage for 1000l. [? 1,000 years] from William, Earl of Clanrickard).
Ballylee four quarter; Caheroferane one quarter; Carrowbaun one quarter; Lelumady one quarter; Castletown three quarters; Rimecash [Rinrush] one quarter; Kilcrimple one quarter; Fenamore two quarters; Ballyonine 1 car[ucate]; Cloonbeg and Gortinlassagh [Gorteenlahard] 1 car[ucate] and a third of a car[ucate]; Corker 2 quarters; Lissluna 1 car[ucate].
[The above being valued at yearly] 63l. clear as reported in Dr. Lessly's list.
In Loughrea Barony being forfeited lands of Walter Bourke Esq. lease from Richard, Earl of Clanrickard: Tullaghbone 2 quarters and 2 car[ucates]; Bellakernine [Bellayarna] one quarter; Knockendalla 1 quarter; Curnanehy one car[ucate]; Kilcooly, Moyleen and Carrakorkery for 1,000 years from 1st May 1701 at 50l. per an.; Annaghbredy for 100 years from May 1690 at 20l. per an.; Rahinduffe and Isker for 1000 years from 1st May, 1699 at 20l. per an.; Rathforin alias Cahirgael for 1000 years from 1693 at 20l. per an.; Cooling, Kilbought, Carrane Imore, Letter Rownegapage and Garrybohelly for 1000 years from 1st May 1690 at 10l. per an.; Carrowmore for 1000 years from May 1690 at 10l. per an.; Ballyduan, Knockbarran, and Ballygibbon for 1000 years from May 1703 at 16l. per an.; Shangarry, Ballyburny, Tomnashieagh, Moanimere, Carne alias Carny and Shallynure for 1000 years from May 1690 at 20l. per an.
The reserved rent on the above to the Earl of Clanrickard is 138l. and so reported in Dr. Lesslye's list. Ibid., pp. 198–200.
April 19.Same to same for a patent under the great seal of Ireland for grant or demise to Sir Edward Byron of such parts or parcels of land in the annexed schedule as shall amount to the clear yearly value of 100l. above all quit rents, crown rents, incumbrances and reprisals: to hold to him and his heirs &c. for 99 years: all in consideration of his many good, faithful and acceptable services.
Appending: said schedule.
Loghtown and Ventry: 15l. per an.: the propriety of Thomas Skiddy: in the Barony of Corkaguiny and Co. Kerry.
Ballymore, Ballymorebegg with all their underdenominations: 8l. per an.: the propriety of John Gold: in the said Barony and County.
Listry and Gortnacloghy in Co. Kerry and barony of Maghunihy, with all their underdenominations: 10l. per an.: the propriety of Jno. Lyne.
Ballycoundry in Co. Kerry with all its underdenominations: 6l. per an.: the property of Jno. Stack.
Three parts of four of a discovery of 750l. on the estate of Maurice FitzGerrald, Esq., in Co. Kerry.
Rayestown, Archerstown, Hartlocketown and in Greenoge 527l. [sic for 527 acres]: in Co. Meath and in the Barony of Skreen and Ratoath: of the yearly value of 93l. 7s. 0d.
Pallitown: 95l. per an.
Two houses lately in possession of Thomas Latham in Kizars Lane Dublin: 10l. per an.
The above 3 items being the propriety of Matthew Barnwall and worth 121l. 7s. 0d. per an. The whole amounts to 200l. 7s. 0d. "out of which I have an incumbrance of 500l. and the fourth part of the discovery on William FitzGerrald's estate."
Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 202, 206.
April 19.Royal warrant to the Lord Justices of Ireland for a lease or custodiam under the Exchequer seal of Ireland to Sir Charles Meredith of a certain piece of ground, forfeited to the King, in Oxmantown, Dublin, which was granted by him in fee farm to Mich. Chamberlain and whereon a chapel was afterwards built for the use of the Society of Jesuits and of which said Meredith now prays a custodiam "for a place of holy worship for the French Protestants": the Commissioners of the Revenue and Forfeitures in Ireland having reported that same was so let on fee farm as above in trust for the Society of the Jesuits "and that the same was let for 2 years ended the 25th March last at 20s. per an., of which the discoverer claims a fourth part pursuant to the King's Proclamation in that behalf.
The custodiam as herein is to be for 31 years from Lady day last at 20s. per an. rent. Ibid., pp. 229–30.
The Treasury Lords to same. It is the King's pleasure to grant to Monsieur De la Rue 300l. or 400l. per an. out of the forfeited estates in Ireland. Please send us a schedule of such lands undisposed of to that value that we may lay same before the King.
In the margin: this letter being lost was renewed 1 Oct, 1697. Ibid., p. 235.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Sir John Ashton and Sir Ralph Ashton that no grant pass of the estate of Sir Edmund Ashton late of Whaley Co. Lancs. bart deceased to Patrick Hagarty and Mary his wife and John Campbell and Katherine his wife, daughters of James Asheton, Esq., or to any other till said Sir John and Sir Ralph be heard. Notice to be given to Mr. Tench at the Signet Office. Caveat Book, p. 48.
April 20.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Dennis Coolinge gent of the yearly rent of 500l. reserved by indenture of 1631 Nov. 18 as payable to the Crown by way of composition and in full satisfaction for the moiety of the profits and commodities before that time belonging to the King: all ut supra p. 100: together with the present reserved rent of [5 marks or] 3l. 6s. 8d.: all to hold to the only use and behoof of the said Coolinge, his heirs and assigns for ever.
Appending: Constat of the premises and memorandum and ratal by S. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands. This grant is to pass by his Majesty's special command and on such considerations as the King and Treasury Lords shall appoint. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 239–40.
Royal sign manual for 600l. to Paul Foley, Esq., Speaker of the House of Commons for 120 days Nov. 22 last to April 21 inst on the usual allowance of 5l. a day to the Speaker of the said House, (Money warrant dated April 23 hereon) (Money order dated April 26 hereon). Ibid., p. 248, Money Book XIII, p. 273. Order Book IV, pp. 360, 362.
April 20.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Joseph Jekell, Esq., of the manor or manors of Reigate and Howleigh: to the only use of him, his heirs, &c., for ever as of the manor of East Greenwich in free and common socage, under the yearly rent of 6s. 8d.
Appending: (a) particular of the premises: said manor or manors, the quit rents, rents of assize, free rents, conventionary rents, copyhold and customary rents with the scite of the ruined castle there and all demesne lands and all other lands, franchises, profits of courts, heriots, reliefs, waifs and strays, &c., &c.: total yearly value 397l. 2s. 3d.
(b) Surveyor General's memorandum. The premises are in the King's immediate possession and the value thereof ariseth as follows viz. quit rents 41l. 2s. 3d.; scite of the castle and demenses (computed together at 433 acres) 244l.; the market house and tolls of the market 29l.; the coney warren on Reigate Heath 40s.; fines, heriots &c., 80l. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 266-7.
Money warrant for 110l. to John Hookes, George Coles, James Courthop and Hicks Borough, 4 under clerks attending the House of Commons, in reward for their services and pains in writing, copying and engrossing several Bills, writings and other papers for his Majesty's service. (Money order dated April 22 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 270, Order Book IV, p. 359.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Mendes D'Costa shewing that in Feb. 1694–5 the ship Bonadventure manned with Portuguese, laden with wine, was consigned to him, that after the ship was returned one John Smith exhibited an information for the value of the goods pretending they were imported contrary to law: therefore praying a noli prosequi to the information. Reference Book VII, p. 205.
Same to the Master Worker &c. of the Mint of the petition of Edward Thompson shewing that he has been at great expense and trouble and forced to employ a great many tellers about the exchanging people's clipt money and plate for new money at York: therefore praying my Lords to allow some salary for the said persons so that he may end his accounts with them. Ibid.
Treasury warrant [to the Attorney General] for a lease under the great seal to Thomas Pitt (Pitts) of premises in Duke Street near St. James's Park ut supra pp. 105–6 for 99 years from 1734 Sept. 29 (or from any sooner determination of the lease in being) at the rent of 13s. 4d. per an. and fine of 600l.
Prefixing: Constats of the premises and memorandum and ratal therof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. The premises, of measurements detailed, consist of (1) part of 2 closes called Cookes Croft and Bilsons Close in St. Anne's in the Fields through which closes is now laid out a certain street called Deane Street, and on the west side of said street and abutting north on S. Anne Court and west on the back of the house or grounds late of Sir William Pulteney in a place called Old Soho alias Warder Street; and (2) part of the said 2 closes lying on the east side of said Deane Street abutting east on the yards belonging to the houses of Richard Osborne, George Sams, —. Wood and —. Frost and north on houses belonging to Richard Frith and William Pym. Followed by, undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 275–7, 282.
April 20Treasury constitution and appointment of Sir Stephen Evance Kt, Sir John Foche Kt, Francis Parry, William Strong, Edward Clarke, John Danvers, Foot Onslow, Phillip Meadows and Thomas Everard as Commissioners or Surveyors of the Duty on Leather as by the Act [8–9, Wm. III. c. 21] therefor. Ibid., p. 278.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland for a patent to pass the great seal of Ireland for a grant to Sir Thomas Domvile, bart, of all the Crown's right of redemption in the forfeited lands of Redmund and Hugh Mulledy Esq. (to wit Johnduffstown [? Johnstown], Killucan, Rathbrine [? Rathowen], Curristown, Farmagrass, Rathnarrow, Lordsland [? Lordstown], Addinsland [Addinstown], Wadestown, Thomastown, Rathfarn, Hodgestown and Clanreagh [Clonreagh] all in Co. Westmeath) over which the said Domvile has a mortgage for 2000l. with 1000l. arrears of interest thereon.
And further to grant to the said Domvile all the lands of Gallanstown Co. Dublin containing 137 acres and being part of the forfeited estate of James Talbot Esq., late of Temple Oge [Templeogue], against whom the said Domvile has 2 several judgments for 600l. and 400l. for which the said lands of Gallanstown are extended:
The present grant is in consideration of said Domvile's extraordinary services in his office of Clerk of the Crown and Hanaper in Ireland for which he hath received no fee or reward, whilst his predecessors therein have usually had allowances for the same. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 196-7.