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May 1697, 1-10

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'Warrants etc.: May 1697, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 12: 1697 (1933), pp. 149-164. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82793 Date accessed: 24 September 2014.


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May 1697, 1-10

May 1.Royal letters patent, dated Westminster, appointing Charles Montague (Chancellor of the Exchequer), Sir Stephen Fox, John Smith, Sir Thomas Littleton and Thomas Pelham to be Treasury Lords: the patent of 1696 May 2 to Sidney Lord Godolphin and the said Fox, Montague, Smith and Littleton to be hereby revoked and determined. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 172.
May 1.William Lowndes to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes forthwith to lay before the Treasury Lords all the warrants directed to you since the beginning of the present war for any grants out of prizes with the value of the prizes so granted. Upon your receiving any such warrant for the future you are hereby to lay same in like manner before their Lordships with the value thereof before you give any direction therein. And you are to give an account of all droits of Admiralty of all ships "to whom given or delivered and when, since the war began." Out Letters (General) XV, p. 210.
Same to Mr. Nicho. Baker. There is in the hands of Thomas Davis, one of his Majesty's messengers, some foreign gold which belonged to William Bishop lately convicted for piracy. He has been directed to pay same into the Exchequer but has refused. You are forthwith to prosecute him for the answering same into the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 221.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt. The Treasury Lords have discoursed with the Lords Justices [of England] concerning the transportation of the eight Battalions to Flanders. They desire you to represent to the King (1) that by reason of the distance of some of their quarters the said Battalions cannot be ready for embarcation by the 10th May as prefixt in your letter: (2) that to clear the quarters and subsist them till their going aboard will require 33380l. 6s. 6d. as per the enclosed estimate [missing]. (3) that the charge of transportation doth amount to about 5,000l. more, besides what is requisite to be paid to the said Battalions' officers for tents, equipage etc.; for all which sums no provision is made in the designed Distribution of the Exchequer Bills; and if so many of them should be applied to this use it must disappoint the General Officers and several other services which the King thought absolutely necessary. There is likewise enclosed herein the Earl of Ranelagh's Distribution [scheme, missing] of the 736531l. 9s. 8d. which is the whole that remains to be disposed for land services out of the 1500000l. Exchequer Bills "wherein his Lordship has not had any regard to the proportion which the Office of Ordnance claim and seems absolutely necessary for their [the Ordnance Office's] land services. Ibid.
May 3.Money warrant for 300l. to Henry Killigrew as royal bounty, without account: as by the King's sign manual of April 25 last. (Money order dated May 6 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 274. Order Book IV, p. 357.
Same for 2000l. to the Earl of Oxford as royal bounty, without account: as by the royal sign manual of April 25 last. (Money Order dated May 3 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 274, Order Book IV, p. 360.
Same for 1202l. 0s. 6d. to Miles Granger to defray the charges and expenses attending the passing of 79 commissions under the Great Seal for putting in execution the Act for the Land Tax. [8–9 Wm. III c. 6] being as follows viz.
£s.d.
Attorney General's fees197150
his clerk's fees for engrossing and stamps &c.177150
Secretary [of State's fees]197100
Clerk's fees there103126
Signet [office fees]79
Privy Seal [Office fees]79
Office keeper there9
[fees at the] Petty Bag and Lord Keeper's Office307100
extraordinary pains and charges in passing the said commissions50
£120226
(Money Order dated May 3 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 275, Order Book IV, p. 360.
May 3.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 3000l. to me [Lowndes] on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service: to be issued out of loans to be made by Monsieur Germaine or his order on credit of the Duties on malt. Disposition Book, XIII, p. 253.
Treasury warrant to same to issue to the Earl of Ranelagh on any unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces, 100.000l. in Exchequer Bills on the Land Tax Act [8–9 Wm. III c. 6]: as imprest: to be applied towards the susbsistence of the Forces in Flanders. Ibid.
The like warrant for 38777l. 9s. 8d. to same: out of the like Bills as imprest: to be applied to stoppages and recruits for 3 months to Feb. 23 last. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Pelham. The new commission for the Treasury is passed the great seal and is brought hither [to the Treasury Chambers] and my Lords will immediately meet upon the same. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 222.
The Treasury Lords to the Governor and Directors of the Bank of England. There is a very pressing occasion for money at this time to be applied for payment of wages to seamen: and having always had instances of your readiness to serve the Government we cannot but acquaint you that the advancing 50000l. in money for Exchequer Bills will be a very acceptable service and we doubt not will tend as well to the interest of the Bank as to the good of the public. We therefore earnestly recommend this matter to your consideration and desire you will let us have an answer as speedily as you can. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Sir Thomas Trevor, Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi on the information against the ship Bonadventure 55 tons, Rodriguez Crano commander, manned by Portuguese and laden with wines and fruit from Portugal and which arrived in the Thames in Feb. 1694–5 and was no way troubled by the Customs officers during his stay there; and John Mendes de Costa of London merchant entered said lading and paid aliens duties for same but a year after her departure an information was exhibited by John Smith &c. ut supra p. 119: on which matter the Customs Commissioners have reported that the information is based on the said ship being an English ship and that the fault assigned is that an English built ship did that which was lawful for a ship of the built of Portugal to have done and if this shall be understood a fault then are English built shipping (supposing the property to be foreign which is apprehended to be the present case) in a worse condition than foreign shipping, which construction of law however it may seem to be warranted by the letter of the Navigation Act, appears to be directly against one main purpose thereof viz, the encouragement and increasing of English shipping: wherefore the Commissioners have no objection to the granting a noli prosequi. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 341.
May 3.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Ward, master of the ship Yarmouth, petitioner setting forth that being employed in carrying stores for the Navy when it was in the Straits [of Gibraltar] he bought of the King's Agent for Prizes at Cadiz a parcel of prunelloes brought in there as prize for which he paid the true value but on importing same to England they are seized as French and informations entred in the Exchequer although soon after the same was adjudged as lawful prize; that the Treasury thereupon directed that he should receive the King's part of the forfeiture and that his bonds should be cancelled, (see supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XI pp. 422-3), but the officers not being content threaten to molest him upon the said informations as well for personal penalties as for the forfeiture of his ship: therefore praying a noli prosequi. Reference Book VII, p. 207.
Same to same of the petition of Benjamin Cotton praying for some employment for his faithful services. He is to be considered on the next vacancy of a tidesman. Ibid, p. 208.
May 3.
et postea.
Treasury constitution and appointment of the following as severally and individually Receivers (under the Act 8–9 Wm. III c. 22 granting Duties on malt &c.) of all such milled money, hammered money or plate of the fineness of 11 ounces 2 pennyweight Troy as any person shall contribute towards advancing 1.400.000l. on the credit of said Act at the rate of 6s. an ounce Troy: with full power to do whatsoever shall be requisite for his Majesty's service in this matter: and to take especial care that the moneys or plate so contributed or paid to his or their hands be duly paid into the Exchequer from time to time as prescribed by the said Act: viz.
Richard Hoare of London goldsmith (May 5).
William Sheppard of London goldsmith (May 3).
Richard Smith of London goldsmith (May 5).
Edward Wharton of Westminster goldsmith (May 5).
John Coggs of London goldsmith (May 5).
Sir John Johnson Kt. Alderman of the City of London (May 5).
Edward Harrison of London goldsmith (May 12)
John Francis Fauquier (June 11).
Warrants not Relating to Money, XV, p. 287–8.
May 4.Money warrant for 200l. to Sir Samuell Morland for one year to 1694, Lady day, on the annuity or pension granted to his late father Sir Samuell Morland 1670 Sept. 17 for the joint lives of him and his said son. Money Book XXIII, p. 276.
May 4.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows the 100l. remaining in the Exchequer of the fine of a grant viz.:
l.
to Miles Granger in part of 1202l. 2s. 6d.50
to me [Lowndes] for secret service50
Disposition Book XIII, p. 253.
Treasury warrant to same to issue 4844l. 5s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on any unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces, 4840l. thereof in Exchequer Bills on the Land Tax [as by 8–9 Wm. III c. 6] and 4l. 5s. 0d. out of any money in the Exchequer applicable to the war: as imprest: to be paid over to Patrick Lamb for services as follows:—
£s.d.
for the returns [forwarding by bills of exchange] of money for the use of the Hospitals in Flanders in the year 1695486140
for so much due to him [Lamb] on account of the Hospitals at Tilbury in 1696657110
for the advance on his contract for the year 1697200000
for the advance on the establishment for the Hospitals in Flanders for the year 1697170000
£484450
Ibid., p. 254.
Same to same to similarly issue out of Exchequer Bills as follows, viz.:—
£
to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their names as Paymasters of the Forces Ireland: to be for the Commissioners of Transport for that Office8000
to Charles Bertie on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Ordnance, 20000l. for land service and 50000l. for sea service to be performed in the Office of Ordnance70000
Ibid.
Same to same to issue 50000l. in the like Exchequer Bills to Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: as imprest: for the wear and tear; the same being intended for the course of the Navy. Ibid., p. 255.
Same to same to similarly issue 10000l. in like Bills to said Russell: to be paid over to the Commissioners of Sick and Wounded Seamen, to wit 6000l. thereof to be placed to the head of wear and tear and 4000l. to the head of victualling. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords desire you to give three months' leave of absence to Mr. Peregrine Bertie, one of the 5 undersearchers of London port for some extraordinary affairs of his which require his attendance in Lincolnshire. Out Letters (General), XV., p. 222.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Don Phelipe de Guerra praying to be discharged of a seizure of 34 pipes of wine of the mountains of Old Castilla which sort of wine was never before imported into England; the same being seized by reason they came in an English built ship manned with Spanish seamen. Reference Book VII., p. 208.
May 5.Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to repay the assessments to the 3s. Aid [8–9, Wm. III c. 6] on the Excise officers of not more than 100l. per an. salary: as hath been allowed upon former Aids. Money Book XIII, p. 276.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to similarly repay the like assessments on Customs officers of not more than 60l. per an. salaries. Ibid.
Same to same to pay 30l. each to Capt. Janeway, one of the riding officers about Canterbury and Edward Newton of the same place who for 6 months last winter were employed in the extraordinary service for the guard of the sea coasts and expended therein 30l. each. Ibid., p. 281.
Treasury order for the renewal of a lost money order No. 1038 (on the Exchequer in General transferred to the fourth 4s. Aid) for 200l. to Richard Earl of Ranelagh in repayment of so much lent by him 1695 Oct. 5 and assigned by said Earl to William Carter and by the said Carter mislaid or lost. Order Book IV., p. 361.
William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay (out of the money that shall be imprested to you for the service of your office) 100l. to Dr. Frazer on his salary as one of the King's physicians in ordinary. Disposition Book XIII., p. 255.
Same to Mr. Clarke to prepare a warrant for signature by the Lords Justices of England to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to assign 4836l. 12s. 5d. (out of tallies and orders in his hands on the 3s. Aid) to Isaac Teale et al, apothecaries, for drugs and medicines furnished for the Hospitals in Flanders in 1696. Ibid., p. 256.
The like for a same to authorise same to assign (out of the like tallies and orders) 12300l. to Patrick Lamb, viz. 12000l. upon account for the Hospitals in Flanders for this year and 1200l. for the discount thereof. Ibid.
The like for a same to authorise same to pay 50l. to Charles Pilsworth, clerk, in reward for his service in discovering a design the French had formed against His Majesty's colonies in the West Indies and in satisfaction of his charges in travelling to Amsterdam for further information as to same. Out Letters (General), XV. p. 223.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords agree to the 298l. expenses of Mr. Isaac Manley and others employed on the coast of Kent and Sussex for preventing of correspondence with France and the conveying of uncustomed and prohibited goods according to your presentment of the 4th inst. You are to report what further recompence Manley deserves for his service. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Bellomont [as Governor of New England]. In their presentment of the 4th inst the Customs Commissioners think that the officers of the Customs in the Plantations are the fittest persons to be employed under the respective Governors thereof as Naval Officers and have desired that Jahleel Brenton, collector of Customs in New England, may be appointed to execute the said office, being in all respects qualified and ready to give security as directed by the Act of Frauds. The Treasury Lords therefore desire you to appoint Brenton to act as Naval Officer in New England. Ibid.
May 5.Same to Mr. Popple. The Customs Commissioners think that the bond ut supra p. 147 (for the security to be taken from the Proprietors of Plantations for their respective Deputy Governors) should be from 2000l. to 5000l. with regard to the importance of the trade in the respective proprietors. Ibid. p. 224.
Same to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to report on the enclosed papers [missing] received from the Revenue Commissioners Ireland concerning the ship John and Ann of Bilboa. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to propose an establishment for the better guard of the coast of Sussex, on their presentment of the 4th inst relating to the additional establishment of officers proposed by Mr. Manley for that purpose. Ibid.
Same to the Chancellor of the Exchequer for an account of all such allowances as are made to the Auditors of Imprests on the passing of any imprest accounts or other accounts, and of any other established or usual salaries or allowances payable to them in respect of their offices. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Sir Thomas Trevor, Attorney General, to enter a noli prosequi as to the King's part of the information against 200 bundles of Baguillas shipped by the Cadiz correspondent of Nath. Maxie and John Maxie of London, merchants on board the Nostra Senora de Virgunia which arrived in Oct. last, against which Thomas Stisted exhibited an information as forfeited by being imported in a foreign bottom: the point of law being the same with that in the case of Isaac Portello supra Tr. Cal. X, p. 1098 where the seizure was ordered to be discharged, the information in this case being vexatious and not brought by an officer of the Customs. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 342.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to discharge from the One per Cent. [Mediterranean] Duty the ship Romney galley and her cargo, she being freighted by Samuell Watts and other merchants and owners; it being certified by Major Lane, Surveyor of the Act of Navigation, that she is of 230 tons burthen, mounted with 20 guns, 45 men, one deck flush, a forecastle and half deck to the main mast so that she wants but a quarter of a deck of the literal description and fabric as prescribed by the Act of 14 Car. II c. 11 and is otherwise of greater strength and force than is therein provided and is a more serviceable and defensible ship to secure her goods from capture. Ibid, pp. 343–4.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Morgan Powell, Comptroller of Customs, Milford fort, praying leave to surrender his said place to his kinsman Mr. William Hall. Reference Book VII, p. 208.
May 5.Treasury warrant to Sir Thomas Trevor, Attorney-General, to enter a noli prosequi to the information in the Exchequer against the sloop Samuell seized at Bristol under the Act of Trade of 15 Car. II c. 7 for taking in 40 pieces of drapery (kerzies) at Cork in Ireland and carrying them directly to Antigua contrary to the said Act; the ship having been appraised at 112l. 8s. 0d. and afterwards restored [to Abraham Elton of Bristol merchant] by writ of delivery on security to answer the value if she should be adjudged forfeited the said Elton having affirmed to the Customs Commissioners that there was no sort of drapery or any other sort of prohibited goods whatsoever laden upon or exported in her from Cork or any other port in Ireland for account of the owners or with their privity or consent, it being (as is testified by Mr. Holt) much against Elton's interest to export such commodities from any place but England; and it being likewise certified by the Transport Office that he came and entered into that [the Transport] service among the first for transporting the Forces and provisions for the reduction of Ireland and that he has otherwise promoted the said service, for which there is at least 4,000l. due to him: further the ship's master is in a crazy condition in the country and incapable of answering for himself or his company: wherefore the Customs Commissioners think it would be hard to insist on the forfeiture of the sloop. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 289.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices Ireland. Please let us know whether any grants of lands or other beneficial grants have passed in Ireland since the King's accession for which the warrants have been signed by the King or the late Queen and not countersigned by the Treasury Lords; and if any such, please give us an account thereof as soon as possible. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 228.
Same to same. It is the King's pleasure to grant to the Marquis Puissar 600l. per an. of the forfeited estates in Ireland. Send us a list of so many of such estates undisposed of as will amount to 600l. per an. clear. Ibid.
May 6.Money warrant for 200l. to Peter Hume Esq. to be applied towards defraying the charge of figuring books, printing proposals, supervising the press and other expenses incident to the carrying on the business of the Lottery as by the Malt Act [8–9 Wm. III c. 22]: without account other than such as he is to render to the Managers of the said Lottery. (Money order dated May 10 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 277, Order Book IV, p. 364.
William Lowndes to Mr. Clarke to prepare a warrant for signature by the Lords Justices to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 4,844l. 5s. 0d. to Patrick Lamb Esq. ut supra p. 153. Disposition Book XIII, p. 256.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Earl of Ranelagh 1,000l. in [Exchequer] Bills on the Acts of 8-9 Wm. III c. 6 and c. 20 on any unsatisfied order in said Earl's name as Paymaster of the Forces: as imprest for the service of the Forces in general. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, to pay (out of the 1,000l. directed to you yesterday in [Exchequer] Bills 150l. to (Col.) Brigadier Ferdinand Hastings in further part on 135l. for his pay as Brigadier from 1694–5 Jan. 1 to 1695 April 1 at 30s. a day directed to him by royal warrant 1696 April 22 and on the royal bounty of 412l. 10s. 0d. directed to him by the same warrant to make up the pay of Brigadier "for that year" in consideration of his former services: on which warrant 200l. has been already paid. Ibid., p. 259, XIV, p. 7.
May 6
et postea.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to examine the following persons as to their fitness to be officers for surveying and inspecting the several Duties on Marriages &c. and the Duties on Houses; to present those they think fit and to dismiss the rest from attendance, viz.
Mr. Jno. Berry for Hants. and the Isle of Wight.
Geo. Clewer of Chipping Wycombe, for Co. Oxford.
Richard Gibson for Kent.
Richard Paine of Lewes for Sussex.
William Alderton for Surrey.
Mr. Twist for Cheshire.
Mr. Goodall, Mr. Shelbury and Mr. Henry Cope, in or near London.
Mr. Mason for Salop, if not in the leather Duty.
Mr. Thomas Corbet, Mr. Waties Corbet, Mr. Thomas Orbell and Mr. Demetrias Grant, where most convenient.
Mr. David Price, as clerk for these Duties.
Mr. John Whitley, for part of Wales.
Mr. Lancelot Stephens for Co. Worcester.
Mr. Samuel Jones for Co. Hereford.
Mr. Courthop, in or near London.
Mr. Montague for Bucks.
Hen. Greenway for Gloucestershire.
Mr. John Clifton.
Mr. William Spencer for Co. Warwick.
Mr. Robt. Wright in Essex.
Mr. Christopher Gardner for Wilts. and Sarum.
Daniell Jenkinson, Thomas Rokeby, Thomas Bavand, Thomas Baker, Thomas Knight, William Lamb, William Holbech, Mr. Chamberlain, James Ayloffe, William Ingram, Mathew Helder, Samuell Mead, as Surveyors of the said Duties.
The like letters dated May 11 for Hugh Champneys for Norfolk or Suffolk;
The like dated May 13 for Richard Shirley as a Surveyor; Gustavus Young and Robert Mason for Yorks. East Riding; Robert Wynn and William Carpenter for—.
Out Letters (General) XV, p. 225.
Same to Mr. Clark to procure a warrant to be signed by the Lords Justices of England to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces Ireland to pay 8,000l. to the Commissioners of Transports on account of the service of the Transport Office. Ibid. p. 226.
Same to the Navy Commissioners for an account of what is due to the seamen for Bounty Money and Short Allowance Money. Ibid.
Same to same. I have read to my Lords your report of 1694 Nov. 19 on the petition of the officers, clerks and other employees of the Naval Yards concerning the assessments to the third and fourth 4s. Aids on such of their salaries as are not above 100l. You are to make forth bills on the Navy Treasurer for repayment of same. Ibid.
May 7.
(old style.)
Royal warrant under the King's sign warrant dated "at our Court at Zuylestein" to the Lords Justices Ireland for payment of 1,000l. to Charles, Marquess of Winchester, as the King's gift towards his equipage and preparation as one of the said Lords Justices Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 461.
Same dated same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a fresh Commission of the Customs, the new Commissioners to be Charles Godolphin, Sir Walter Young, James Chadwick, Samuel Clark, Benjamin Overton, Sir John Austin bart., and Robert Henley Esq.: in place of Sir Robert Clayton, Sir Patience Ward (deceased), and the said Godolphin, Young, Chadwick, Clark and Overton in the previous Commission hereby superseded. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 274-5.
May 7.Money warrant for 1,000l. to William, Earl of Portland, for half-ayear to 1696 June 24 on his annuity as Groom of the Stole and First Gentleman of the Bedchamber. (Money order dated May 8 hereon) Money Book XIII, p. 278, Order Book IV. p. 361.
Same for 1,000l. each to the following for one year to 1696 Xmas on their service as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber: viz.: Duke of Ormonde, Earl of Selkirk. (Money orders ut supra). Money Book XIII, p. 278, Order Book IV, p. 361.
Same for 500l. each to the following for same time on their same as Grooms of the Bedchamber viz.: John Sayers, Hatton Compton, James Stanley, Emanuell Scroop How. (Money orders ut supra) (William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay the above 7 sums out loans to be made by themselves on credit of the Malt Duties). Money Book XIII, p. 278, Order Book IV, p. 361, Disposition Book XIII, p. 261.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated April 13 from the Earl of Sunderland to Heneage Montague Esq. Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery to the Earl of Manchester, Envoy Extraordinary to the Republic of Venice, of 1066 ounces of gilt plate and 5893 ounces of white plate "which was the allowance heretofore given on the like occasion." Money Book XIII, p. 278.
Money warrant for 500l. to the heirs of George, late Earl of Kinnoul in part of what is due on the pension of 1,000l. per an. granted to said Earl by Charles II. Ibid., p. 279.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 50,000l. in [Exchequer] Bills on the 3s. Aid to Edward Russell on any unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: as on account for the Victualling: and to be applied only to the fitting out the Grand Fleet and paying Necessary Money to the pursers. Disposition Book XIII, p. 257.
Same to same to similarly issue 500l. in the like Bills to the Earl of Ranelagh upon [any] unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: as imprest: to be applied to subsistence in Flanders, to wit to the second Regiment of Foot Guards called the Coldstream Regiment under Lord Cutts. Ibid.
May 7.Same to same to similarly pay 3,000l. in the like Bills to the Earl of Ranelagh, to reimburse so much which he borrowed on tallies and orders in his hands on the 3s. Aid, to wit,
for Col. Gibson on account of the arrears of pay to his Regiment lately gone to Newfoundland2000
for ditto, more on account of Contingencies250
for the Commissioners of Transports to enable them to send the recruits which were lately ordered for Flanders750
3000
Ibid., p. 258.
William Lowndes to same to issue 300l. to Henry Killigrew Esq. out of such moneys as shall be paid into the Exchequer from the seizures of uncustomed and prohibited goods. Ibid.,
Same to the Navy Commissioners to direct the Navy Treasurer to assign (out of tallies and orders in his hands on account of wages) to such officers and others as have wages due and are willing to take the same in payment for their respective wages "and that the interest shall go along with the said tallies and orders according to your proposal to their Lordships in your letter of the 5th inst." Ibid., p. 259.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. Send my Lords your answer to the enclosed letter [missing] from the officers of the Mint at York concerning your collectors and agents in these parts. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 226.
Same to the Navy Commissioners for an account what sums for contingencies have been issued to the Commanders of the Fleets and Squadrons since the Revolution and how same have been accounted for and are cleared or what balances are due on them. Ibid., p. 257.
Same to same to cause the accounts of the Navy to be kept in the same method this year as they were for the Commissioners of Accounts the last year and with the same allowance for clerks for that purpose as was formerly made to them. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. The King has been petitioned by Joseph Stepney shewing that his estate called Abington alias Abbyoney within 5 miles of Limerick was so wasted in the late war that it has produced nothing ever since nor can he or any responsible tenants live upon the same for want of defensible places against robbers and rapperees who have lately murthered several and robbed most of the English thereabouts; and that the lands of Ballyart and other lands mentioned in his petition amounting to 1,150 acres lying near his estate are forfeited by the rebellion of the late Lord Brittas but encumbered by mortgages to the extent of 50l. per an. more than they produce but that in regard there was an old castle thereon of some defence he took a lease thereof from the incumbrancers; therefore praying a grant of the inheritance and power of redemption thereof lest the improvements he designs might give occasion hereafter to the redemption of the mortgages by some one deriving under the Crown.
From the report of the Revenue Commissioners Ireland hereon it appears that the Lord Brittas's said estate is set (with other lands of the same forfeiture) for one year ending at Lady day 1698 for 200l.; that the desired inheritance is valued at 200l. per an., and the quit rent 17l. 9s. 8d. per an. and the yearly interest of the incumbrances 20l. and 212l. 12s. 0d. make 250l. 1s. 8d. which is more than the annual value; that it lies in a wild part of the country and that petitioner has been industrious in planting the same with English and in suppressing the Rapperees and that the encouraging of Protestants to settle there would be of public advantage to that part of the country.
My Lords laid this petition and report before the King at Kensington and he did not think fit to grant the request. "But being sensible that by reason of the many cases then represented to his Majesty the circumstances of this were not fully and plainly opened" my Lords command me to desire you at your first opportunity to lay this whole matter before his Majesty for his pleasure therein. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 257.
May 7.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to cause all possible despatch to be given to the drawing and registering of all the orders for loan on the Salt Act. Ibid., p. 259.
Same to the Earl of Montague [Master of the Great Wardrobe] enclosing bills [missing] of several tradesmen who have furnished goods for his Majesty's service at Hounslow, Windsor and Kensington. Please report on the prices therein and what is fit to be done therein. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Pitt shewing that he was taken into France when the East India ships were taken; that he received instructions from the East India Company for the purchase of the ships and cargo "and he having received orders after he had bought the said goods [to] desist, but the person whom he employed to sell the same again in France having contrary to the petitioner's directions sent over hither a parcel of muslin neckcloths the same were seized by an officer of the Custom House": therefore praying a noli prosequi to the prosecution, in consideration of his great losses. Reference Book VII, p. 206.
Same to John Povey Esq. of the petition of Col. Thomas Dungan petitioner shewing that being Governor of New York in 1687 when the French made a descent upon that Province he was forced for the necessary defence thereof to lay out great sums of money and in particular he became bound in 400l. to James Lorkan and 100l. to John Dubrune for ammunitions and provisions of war and they have lately caused him to be arrested for same: and threaten to proceed to judgment and execution which he cannot avoid and is not able to satisfy: that though several thousand £ remain due to him for his disbursements in that expedition against the French and upon account of his government of New York he is willing to waive his solicitation for that money during this expensive war but hopes my Lords will not suffer him to be cast into prison for this small debt as he must be if not relieved: therefore praying for 500l. or tallies of that value to enable him to discharge the said debts. Ibid., p. 208, Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I. p. 446.
May 7.Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Cornelius Dennis and Adrian Perrian of London merchants praying the remission of the King's share (being 126l. 4s. 5d.) of a forfeiture of a bond entered into upon claiming a parcel of kid skins, prunes, rozin and cork consigned to them from one Miguell de Castella, a Spanish merchant in San Sebastian, in the ship St. Francis, which goods were condemned on suspicion of being French goods though upon the report of the Customs Commissioners they were of Spanish growth. Reference Book VII, p. 213.
Instructions from the Treasury Lords to the Trustees for Exchequer Bills not exceeding 1,500,000l. issuable pursuant to the Act [of 8–9 Wm. III, c. 20] for making good the Deficiency of several Funds and for enlarging the Stock of the Bank of England.
Out of the 18 persons elected by the majority of votes at a general meeting of the subscribers and contractors for advancing money for circulating the said Bills we have chosen you Bar[tholomew] Burton Esq., Sir William Ashurst, James Bateman Esq., John Knight Esq., Sir Henry Furness and Sir Joseph Herne [to be] Trustees on the part of the King and Mr. Francis Eyles, Sir Theodore Janssen, Mordecai Abbott Esq., Mr. Gilbert Heathcote, Mr. William Sedgwick and George Doddington Esq. [to be] Trustees on the part of the contractors.
You are to choose a bookkeeper with an assistant cashier with two or more assistants with such other officers and salaries as you think fit, which shall be paid by the King.
You are to meet once every week at least and not less than 7 in a quorum and 2 to attend constantly every day at the place where your money is to be deposited to execute such orders as shall be given by the said quorum; one of the said two to be of the King's Trustees, the other of the Contractors' Trustees.
We having for the greater ease and convenience of the contractors directed that the first fourth part payment should be paid into the Chamber of London we do order you to remove the same into such place in the Exchequer as we shall appoint for that purpose.
If you meet with any difficulty in the management of this trust you are to apply to us. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 290.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Charles Daly concerning a lease he took from the Earl of Clanricarde of the farm of Callow Co. Galway. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 221.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Edmund Ellis, late of Lisburn Co. Antrim praying, in consideration of services and sufferings, a grant of the several forfeited lands as in a schedule [missing] amounting to about 140l. per an. Ibid., p. 222.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Fowle relating to the castle, town and lands of Castlesampson and other lands in Co. Roscommon which his father brought of Sir Robert Talbot. Ibid., p. 227.
May 7/18.Royal warrant dated "at our Court at Zuylestine the 7th day of May old style" to the Lords Justices of Ireland to direct the Receiver General of Revenue Ireland to pay 1,000l. to Charles, Marquess of Winchester, as royal bounty towards his equipage and repair to Ireland as one of the [Lords] Justices of Ireland to which office the King has constituted and appointed him. Out Letters (Ireland), VII, p. 227.
May 8.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans now remaining in the Exchequer on the Malt Duties in milled money: viz.:
£
to the Treasurer of the Chamber100
to Mr. Shelmerdine50
to Mr. Bartholomew Burton in further part of his order for 20,000l. for discount of loans1200
to me [Lowndes] for secret service495
£1845
Disposition Book XIII, p. 259.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petitions [missing] of the Officers of the Battalion of the First Regiment of Foot Guards and Royal Regiment of Fuziliers praying that sums as therein may be advanced to them to discharge their quarters and enable them to carry themselves and soldiers into Holland, and that same may be stopped out of the next subsistence that shall be remitted [to Flanders] for the said Regiments. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 258.
Same to Mr. Phinees Bowles. My Lords hear that you are going to sea. They do expect that your account of the affair of the Victualling in the Straits should not be left unfinished and they desire you to perfect the same with the Victualling Commissioners before your departure. Ibid., p. 259.
May 10.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 16,000l. to the Earl of Bradford on any unsatisfied order in his name as Cofferer of the Household: as follows viz. 3,000l. to be issued out of such loans as are or shall be made by any persons on credit of the Malt Duties in milled money or guineas or out of the produce of the loans which have been made thereupon in hammered money so soon as the same shall be re-coined: to be over and above the 3,000l. already directed April 22 last supra p. 125:
And 13,000l. out of loans to be made by Lancelot Burton Esq. on credit of the Duties on Malt. Disposition Book XIII, p. 260.
[?]Same to same to issue 2,000l. to the Earl of Montague on any unsatisfied order in his name as Master of the Great Wardrobe: for the service of his Office: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl or by his appointment on credit of the Malt Duties. Ibid.
May 10.Same to same to issue 7851l. to Lord Edward Russell on any unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Chamber: for the service of his office: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Russell or by his appointment on credit of the Malt Duties. Ibid.
May 10.Treasury warrant to same to issue 1,000l. to Edward Russell on any unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued in [Exchequer] Bills on the 3s. Aid: as imprest for the service of the Victualling; and to be paid over by the Victuallers to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby for victuals furnished in Ireland for the use of the Navy. Ibid, p. 261.
William Lowndes to same to issue 5,983l. 6s. 8d. to Lord Auverquere, Master of the Horse: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Lord or by his appointment on credit of the Malt Duties: and to be applied as follows viz.:
£
for the extraordinary of the Stables abroad4000
on the Establishment for Liveries1850
on his own salary of 100 marks per an.13368
£598368
Ibid., p. 262.
Same to same to issue to me [Lowndes] 2,000l. on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service: to be issued out of such money as is or shall be lent into the Exchequer on credit of the Malt Duties. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Burton. My Lords have directed 6,975l. 13s. 4d. [as below] for the Judges, Masters in Chancery and the Attorney and Solicitor General; to be paid out of loans to be made by the said payees themselves on the Malt Duty. You are directed (out of moneys issued to you for discount of loans) to pay them the discount on such their loans after the rate of 10 per cent "but that you do not pay discount for any other loans on that [the Malt] Act unless they be made in specifical money." Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 6,975l. 13s. 4d. as follows: out of loans to be made by the respective payees themselves on credit of the Malt Duties: viz.
£
to the 12 Judges of England for Easter and Trinity terms 16966000
to the Judges of Wales for same terms300
to the Masters in Chancery for same550
to the Attorney General for same40134
to the Solicitor General for same35
£6975134
Ibid.
Same to same to issue 370l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital: out of the first disposeable money in the Receipt. Ibid., p. 263.
Same to the Attorney General enclosing the petition [missing] of Percivall Brunskell and other papers relating to two inquisitions taken in Co. Sussex concerning certain derelict lands there. Please inform my Lords what you have done in relation thereto on my letter of Dec. 14 last supra Tr. Cal. XI, p. 331. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 259.
May 10 et postea.Treasury warrant to William Lowndes and Charles Twitty forthwith to repair to the several offices of the four Tellers of the Receipt and to compare and examine carefully the receipts and other vouchers which they have taken with the payments which are allowed or discharged in the certificates transmitted to the Treasury weekly by the Auditor of the Receipt and the Clerk of the Pells [to wit] for the 4 weeks ended the 7th inst: and to certify the Treasury Lords in writing in all cases where you find any receipts or vouchers to be defective or missing. Warrants not relating to Money XV, p. 291.
Treasury licence and appointment of Joseph Ferdinando to be a broker between merchant and merchant &c. within the weekly bills of mortality pursuant to the Act of last session for restraining the number and ill practice of brokers and stock jobbers; the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of the city having sworn and admitted him as such. He is hereby licensed and appointed to act and deal and drive any bargain or contract to buy or sell for money any tallies or other securities upon any fund or funds granted by Parliament until the end of next session of Parliament, unless this licence be meanwhile revoked by writing under the hands of three or more of the Treasury Lords to be affixed and put up at the Royal Exchange.
The like licence and appointment for the following respectively viz.:
George Guy dated June 4.
Moses Barrow dated June 4.
Benjamin Levi dated June 4.
William Hatton dated May 11.
Charles Torriano, dated May 19.
Samuel Proctor, dated May 27.
Jacob Coutris dated May 27.
Francis D' Casseres, dated May 27.
Thomas Harrison, dated May 27.
Phesant Crisp dayed May 27.
Josiah Davis dated May 27.
Henry Cotigno dated May 27.
Ibid., p. 292.