Warrants etc.
May 1697, 11-20

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'Warrants etc.: May 1697, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 12: 1697 (1933), pp. 164-179. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82794 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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May 1697, 11-20

May 11.Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay 1,000l. out of the Excise to Bartholomew Burton, their cashier, to be by him from time to time paid for such Excise Office incidents as the said Commissioners shall appoint. Money Book XIII, p. 279.
Money warrant for 40l. to John Lee, late sheriff for Co. Bucks. for the year ended 1696 Sept. 29, being paid by him for the apprehending and convicting of George Lee Lay for robbery on the highway whereof he was convicted at the assizes at Ailesbury 1695–6 Mar. 16 before Sir Edward Ward, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer: the said Sir Edward Ward's certificate hereof having been mislaid the said sheriff has made affidavit as to his said payment. (Money order dated June 2 hereon). Ibid., p. 283, Order Book IV, p. 375.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 35,647l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on any unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued in [Exchequer] Bills on the 3s. Aid [8–9 Wm. III. c. 24] and on the Act for making good the Deficiences of several Funds [8–9 Wm. III. c. 20]: as imprest: and to be applied as follows viz.:
to be paid to Mr. Francis Eyles in satisfaction of the loss or discount at the rate of 15 per cent. on tallies and orders for 30,000l. charged on the 3s. Aid, which tallies were accepted by him for bills of exchange on Flanders at 11 guilders to the £ sterling for subsistence there4500
for Sir Theodore Janssen in satisfaction of like discount on 10,000l. by him remitted for subsistence there1500
for James Bateman in part of payment of Mr. Hill's bills of exchange payable to him and drawn on the Earl of Ranelagh for money furnished for subsistence in Flanders
(in the margin: 5,263l. 2s. 2d. of this 6,000l. ordered for subsistence to the Forces incamped at Blackheath, Mr. Bateman not accepting the same; 23 June 1697; [leaving paid] 736l. 17s. 10d.)6000
towards payment of Mr. Hill's bills in the hands of Mr. Eyles for subsistence in Flanders10000
to discharge Mr. Hill's bills to officers on account of their subsistence in Flanders2910
in part of 2,800l. in 2 bills drawn 1696 Nov. 25 by Jno. Robinson Esq., his Majesty's Agent at Stockholm on William Lowndes Esq. and payable to Mr. William Cowper500
for 4 weeks' subsistence for 8 Battalions from May 1 inst. to enable them to march and embark: at 1601l. 10s. 7d. per week6406
for 3 months' half pay for the Officers of the Battalion of Scots Guards286
and for the other 7 Battalions at 506l. 9s. 0d. each3545
Disposition Book XIII, pp. 263–4.
£35647
May 11.William Lowndes to same to issue as follows out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer next and immediately after satisfaction of the 370l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital: viz.:
£
to the Speaker of the House of Commons ut supra p. 118600
to Robert Harley et al late Commissioners for Accounts for half a year to April 25 last ut supra Tr. Cal. XI, p. 392 and infra p. 1691000
Ibid., p. 264.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to prepare a letter to be signed by my Lords to the Commissioners for Taxes for London, Westminster and Middlesex to hasten the collection and paying in of the taxes of this year. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 280.
May 11.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to appoint Robert Hardcastle as a boatman in Sunderland port loco John Lotom deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 342.
Treasury reference to the Postmasters General of the petition of William Mathews deputy postmaster of Oxford shewing that some short time before Sir John Wildman was dismissed from being Postmaster General he [petitioner] gave in his account upon oath amounting to 7l. 5s. 0d. which account being mislaid in the General [Post] Office no allowance has been made to him for same; that in Nov. 1694 he sent up to the Receiver General [of said Office] 18l. 16s. 9d. in white [or tin] farthings but the same is not applied to his credit in his account; that he received order from the Postmaster General to send up all such clipped hammered moneys as he had received for portage [of] letters before 1696 Nov. 18 and he sent 200l. by the barge but a frost happening the barge was locked up [in the ice] so that it could not be paid [into the Exchequer] till after Nov. 18 so that 'tis not applied to his credit by tale [but is credited at the rate of] 3s. 8d. per ounce by weight which reduces the said 200l. to 164l. 8s. 1d.: therefore praying allowance of the above 3 items making 61l. 13s. 10d. in all. Reference Book VII, p. 213.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Coker, shewing that he served as a clerk to divers of the Commissioners for Marriages &c. in Co. Stafford: therefore praying a place as Surveyor in the present [like] Duties in said county. Ibid.
May 11.
et postea.
Treasury constitution and appointment of the following as officers for surveying and inspecting the Rates and Duties on Marriages, Births and Burials and of inspecting the registers thereof and the Duties on Bachelors and Widowers as by the Act of 6–7 Wm. III. c. 6, and the several Rates and Duties on Houses and for viewing and numbering the windows thereof as by the Act of 7–8 Wm. III. c. 18 in accordance with the terms of said Acts authorising from and after 1697 March 25 the appointment of such Surveyors: and in accordance with the privy seal of April 30 authorising the Treasury Lords to proceed thereon viz.:
Richard Gibson for Co. Kent and city of Canterbury.
John Ryves for Co. Southampton, the town and county of the town of Southampton, and the Isle of Wight.
George Clewer for the county, university and city of Oxford.
Thomas Rokeby for Co. Notts. and the town and county of the town of Nottingham.
Thomas Knight and Richard Davis Knight for Co. Northants.
William Chamberlain for Co. Beds.
Phillip Chandler for Co. Dorset and the town and county of the town of Poole.
William Spencer for Co. Warwick and the city and county of the city of Coventry.
Mathew Helder for the county, university and town of Cambridge and Isle of Ely and Co. Huntingdon (superseded vide infra under date 1697 Aug. 31).
William Hathway for Co. Hereford, the city and county of the city of Hereford and Co. Radnor.
Christopher Gardener for Co. Wilts. and the city of New Sarum.
Thomas Orbell for Co. Middlesex and the Inns of Court and Chancery.
Obed. Smith for Cos. Leicester and Rutland.
Walter Jones for Cos. Denbigh and Flint.
Daniel Jenkinson for Co. Derby (by a commission dated 2 Nov. 1697 Thomas Hand was joined with the said Jenkinson).
John Lloyd for Cos. Anglesea, Carnarvon and Merioneth: Commission dated May 13.
John Lucas for Co. Surrey and borough of Southward.
Hugh Wolaston for the city and Liberties of Westminster and Liberty of the Duchy of Lancaster in the Strand: Commission dated May 14.
John Carvill the like commission for the City and Liberties of Westminster and Liberty of the Duchy of Lancaster in the Strand.
Ezechiel Polstead for Co. Gloucester and the city and county of the city of Gloucester.
Francis Carne for Co. Cornwall.
William Holbeach for Co. Devon and city and county of the city of Exeter.
Samuell Champante for the city and county of the city of Bristol and city of Bath and towns and parishes of Keynsham, Tiverton, Bristleton [Brislington] and Bedminster in Co. Somerset and the parishes of Stapleton and Clifton in Co. Gloucester.
Richard Denton for Co. Berks.: Commission dated May 18.
Demetrius Grant for Cos. Carmarthen, Pembroke and town and county of Haverford West.
John Hemming for Cos. Cumberland and Westmorland.
Thomas Gardiner for Co. Norfolk and city and county of the city of Norwich.
John Butler for Co. Lincoln and the city and county of the city of Lincoln.
John Clifton for Co. Somerset: Commission dated May 20.
Cole Mordant for Yorks. North Riding with Ouse and Darwen wapentakes in the East Riding.
John Coker for Co. Lancs.
Sampson Crompton for the borough of Southwark and Co. Surrey.
Edward Denneston for Yorks. West Riding.
Henry Smith for Co. Stafford and city and county of the city of Lichfield.
Richard Shirley, Dugald Stewart, Thomas Twist, "the like commission to each of them for the city of London and Liberty of St. Martins L'Grand and the Inns of Court of the Middle Temple and the Inner Temple and the several Inns of Chancery to them belonging and Serjeants Inn."
Thomas Bavand, Hinton Rogers and Waytes Corbet the like to each of them for the county of Middlesex and the Inns of Court and Chancery within the same.
Elisha Lancaster for Co. Chester and the city and county of the city of Chester: commission dated May 21.
Samuell Jones for Cos. Monmouth, Glamorgan and Brecon.
Edward Palmer for the city of London and Liberty of St. Martin's L'Grand &c. ut supra p. 167: commission dated May 26.
John Whitley for Co. Essex.
John Cleake for Co. Lincoln and the city and county of the city of Lincoln: Commission dated June 1.
John Skeate for Co. Worcester and city and county of the city of Worcester.
Henry Bill for the West Division of Co. Sussex: commission dated June 2.
Joseph Alport for Co. Durham, except Norham and Islandshire.
Walter Wyat for Cos. Cardigan and Montgomery.
William Ingram Esq. for the city and county of the city of York, the East Riding and the town and county of Kingston upon Hull: Commission dated June 3.
Alexander Shoebridge for the East Division of Sussex.
James Draycot for Co. Herts.: Commission dated June 4.
Edward Batchellor for Co. Salop.
Nicholas Greenwood for Co. Norfolk and city and county of the city of Norwich.
Hugh Walford for Co. Middlesex: Commission dated June 9.
Henry Morris for Co. Suffolk.
George Williamson and Robert Cole for Co. Northumberland, the town and county of Newcastle upon Tyne and town of Berwick on Tweed and Norham and Islandshire in Co. Durham: Commission dated June 17.
Robert Flower
Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 302–4.
May 12.Money warrant for 5,876l. 7s. 6d. to Henry D' Nassau, Master of the Horse, for uses and services relating to the Stables as by the privy seal of 1689 Aug. 22: and is for the year 1695–6 June 1 to 1696–7 Jan. 1. (Money order dated May 12 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 279, Order Book IV, p. 362.
Same for 100l. to Henry Baker gent "who is appointed Solicitor for negotiating and looking after the affairs of the Treasury": being for half a year to Lady day last on his allowance of 200l. per an. (Money order dated May 12 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 279, Order Book IV, p. 362.
Same for 133l. 6s. 8d. to the abovesaid Henry D'[Nassau Seigneur d'] Anverquer for 2 years to 1696 Lady day in his fee of 100 marks per an. as Master of the Horse to the King. Money Book XIII, p. 280.
Same for 300l. to Lionell Herne Esq. for the charges of the Trustees for Exchanging and Circulating Exchequer Bills: without account: he being nominated in this behalf by the said Trustees. (Money order dated May 12 hereon). Ibid., p. 280, Order Book IV, p. 363.
May 12.Same for 500l. being 125l. each to Robert Harley, Paule Foley, Henry Boyle and Francis Gwyn four of the seven (late) Commissioners of Accounts: being for one quarter each to April 25 last. (Money order dated May 13 hereon) see supra p. 165. Money Book XIII, p. 280, Order Book IV, p. 363.
Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to pay to the executors of Sir Leonard Robinson (out of the revenue of the Post Office after or over and above the 600l. per week appropriated thereout for payment of tallies in course) 100l. a week beginning from this week until the complete satisfaction of the sum of 2,648l. 11s. 3d. still remaining due to said Robinson as follows viz.: he having in the year 1695 advanced several sums amounting to 25,823l. 6s. 9d. to the Paymaster of the Works on securities of certain tallies of sol or anticipation struck on the Post Office revenue for the service of the Works which were then directed to be paid and satisfied out of 500l. a week of Post Office revenue, upon which tallies the sums following still remain unpaid viz. 1695 Aug. 22, 731l. 1s. 3d.; Dec. 20, 417l. 10s. 0d.; 1695–6 Mar. 2, 500l., 500l. and 500l. making in all 2,648l. 11s. 3d. which said tallies carry no interest and the advances thereon were made by said Sir Leonard upon the allowance of 1 per cent. only. Money Book XIII, p. 280.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 50,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on any unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued in [Exchequer] Bills on the Acts of 8–9 Wm. III. c. 6 and c. 20: as imprest towards the subsistence of the Forces in Flanders.
And 2,500l. to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their name as Paymasters of the Forces Ireland: to be issued in Bills as above: as imprest, and to be paid over to the Commissioners of Transports for the charge of the transports to Holland. Disposition Book XIII, p. 264.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to attend my Lords to-morrow about the debts of the Navy and to consider of the best way of carrying on the service with regard thereunto. (The like letter to the Victualling Commissioners). Out Letters (General) XV, p. 260.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to permit William Delarose to search what allowances former Receivers of Excise in Hampshire have had. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Yard to insert the following advertisement in the Gazette to-morrow viz.: that although the [Exchequer] Bills now issued at the Receipt do contain in them a particular exception as to the 3s. Aid yet by virtue of a subsequent Act and of the Royal Proclamation in this behalf the said Bills are to be current to the Receivers as well of that Aid as of all other his Majesty's taxes, or revenue whatsoever. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners of the Aids &c. for London [Westminster and Middlesex] to hasten as much as possible the paying in of the Aids, Subsidies and taxes. (Two and twenty of the like letters signed by the Treasury Lords and sent to the Agents for Taxes to be distributed to the Commissioners of London and Westminster as they shall think fit). Out Letters (General) XV, p. 261.
May 12.The Treasury Lords to the Auditor of the Receipt. We have thought it necessary for the King's service and for the good of the public that the Tellers' receipts and vouchers should be carefully compared with the payments which are allowed or discharged in your, the Auditor of the Receipt's, weekly certificates. We find that many payments amounting to a very considerable sum are comprehended in your said certificates where in truth the money is not really paid nor his Majesty discharged of the same. In order to prevent the damage which may happen thereby to the King and the public credit by so great a neglect you are hereby to appoint some able and trusty person who, with such person as we shall nominate, may daily or weekly at least compare and examine the said receipts and vouchers and certify us in all cases where they shall find the same to be defective or wanting. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint. My Lords desire you as much as may be to hasten the coinage of the money now in the Tower in its course [or rotation]. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to insert in the late Establishment of Officers settled in Virginia and other his Majesty's Plantations the allowance of 50l. per an. to Chidley Brook, Collector at New York, as proposed in your memorial of the 11th inst. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 343.
May 13.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to satisfy the Messengers of the Chamber on their bills: out of loans to be made by themselves on credit of the Duties on Malt instead of out of disposeable money ut supra Tr. Cal. XI, p. 400. Disposition Book XIII, p. 224.
Same to same to issue 1,196 13s. 8d. to John Walker Esq. on the unsatisfied order in his name as Usher of the Exchequer Court for his liberates: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Walker or by such as he shall nominate on credit of the Malt Duties.
And 580l. to the messengers of the Exchequer Court on their bills now lying unsatisfied in the auditor of the Receipt's office: to be issued out of the like loans to be made by them or by such as they shall nominate. Ibid., p. 265.
Same to the Commissioners of the Glass Duty returning their report of the 10th inst. on the petition of John d' Grave merchant concerning paper of his seized by your officers. Please make a more particular report. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 261.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Joseph Pickering shewing that he has entered several parcels of ginger amounting to 334 hundredweight on board several ships bound to Hamburg but his servant has over-entered 47 hundredweight [the drawback for] "which doth not amount to 12l. sterling"; for which the goods are seized: therefore praying a noli prosequi to the information against the said ships, that they may proceed on their voyage. Reference Book VII, p. 213.
May 13.Same to the Warden &c. of the Mint of the petition of John Day, sub-collector of Tenths in the diocese of Bath and Wells, praying directions to the officers of the Mint to receive from him 819 ounces 15 pennyweight of silver which he took at 5s. 8d. an ounce in part of the King's Tenths due at Xmas last, the said officers refusing to take same as not being offered in time [i.e. before 1696 Nov. 18]. Ibid., p. 214.
May 14.Treasury warrant to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay 100l. to — Brumley for the use of Dr. Frazier (without deduction of fees) in part of what is due to him on the Establishment of the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office, taking the acquittance of said Bromley for same by reason of the indisposition of said Frazier. Money Book XIII, p. 282.
Money warrants for 1,000l. each to Henry, Earl of Romney; Robert, Lord Lexinton, James, Earl of Drumlanrig; Aubrey, Earl of Oxford; Algernon, Earl of Essex; Richard, Earl of Scarborough; for 1 year to 1696 Xmas on their annuity as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber. (Money orders dated May 18 and May 22 hereon). Ibid., p. 282, Order Book IV, p. 364, 361, 367.
Same for 1,000l. to Charles, Earl of Monmouth for same time as late a Gentleman of the Bedchamber. Money Book XIII, p. 282.
Same for 1,000l. to William, Earl of Portland for half a year 1696 Xmas on same as Groom of the Stole and First Gentleman of the Bedchamber. (Money order dated May 18 hereon). Ibid., p. 282, Order Book IV, p. 362.
Same for 500l. each to Thomas Windsor, Geo. Cholmondley and Adrian Van Borcelan for one year to Xmas last on their annuities as Grooms of the Bedchamber. (Money orders dated May 19 hereon). (Money order likewise for Lord Raby dated May 24 as a same. The money warrant for this order does not appear to be entered). Money Book XIII, p. 282, Order Book IV, pp. 361, 363, 371.
Same for 2,000l. to John Evelyn senr. Esq., Treasurer and Receiver General for Greenwich Hospital, for one year to 1696 Xmas on the King's allowance to the said Hospital as by the letters patent or commission for the said Hospital. (For the money order hereon see infra under date July 23). Money Book XIII, pp. 283–297.
Same for 150l. to Eleanora May wife of Charles May Esq. for quarters to Lady day last on the pension granted to her 1695 May 23 ut supra Tr. Cal. X, p. 1037.
In the margin: cancelled. (Money order dated May 24 hereon). Ibid., p. 284, 295, Order Book IV, p. 368.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10,000l. to Edward Russell Esq. on an[y] unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of [Exchequer] Bills on the Acts 8–9 Wm. III. c. 6 and c. 20: as imprest: to be applied to the head of wages and is to be imprested to the slop sellers of the Navy. Disposition Book XIII, p. 265.
The like warrant for 30,000l. in like Exchequer Bills to same for imprests and bills of exchange. Ibid.
May 14.Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 500l. to the Earl of Ranelagh in like Bills: 400l. thereof for subsistence to the Battalion of the First Regiment of Guards in Flanders and 100l. for subsistence to the Fuziliers in that Battalion. Disposition Book XIII, p. 265.
William Lowndes to same to issue 200l. to Peter Hume ut supra p. 156 out of loans to be made by said Hume on credit of the Malt Duties. Ibid., p. 266.
Same to same to issue 150l. to Bernard Granville Esq. ut supra p. 128; 125l. thereof out of loans to be made by said Granville on credit of the Malt Duties and 25l. out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to same to issue as follows out of loans to be made by the payees themselves on credit of the Malt Duties.
£
to the officers, clerks and others of the Tally Court166380
to the Deputy Chamberlains for joining tallies190
to Henry Baker100
£195380
Ibid., XIV, p. 1.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to attend the Lords Justices [England] on Tuesday morning next when the Treasury Lords are to attend. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 262.
Same to the Earl of Bath. My Lords are informed that by direction of the Duchess of Norfolk some works or erections are now performing before her door and wall in St. James's Park without any authority for same. You are to stop the further proceeding therein and to cause what is already set up to be taken down if she does not so order it herself in some short time. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. By Treasury direction the Navy Treasurer discounted at 25 per cent. some tallies and orders of loan on the wines, vinegar and tobacco Duties, being for 5,100l. dated 22 March 1695–6; whereof 2,000l. was paid to Sir Joseph Herne and 1,800l. to Mr. Haistwell to satisfy bills of exchange. You are to make out [Navy] bills for allowing 1,275l. to the said Treasurer for said discount. Ibid., pp. 262–263.
Same to Mr. Abbot to report on the enclosed account [missing] of what is alleged to be due to Lord Walden as Commissary General of the Musters. Ibid., p. 262.
Same to Mr. Aldworth to deliver to Auditor Bridges the books, accounts and papers relating to the late contract of Sir Hen. Dereing, Mr. Young and their partners for the revenue of Wine Licences, in order to his making up the account according to the contract. (William Lowndes to Auditor Bridges dated May 15 informing him hereof). Ibid., p. 263.
May 14.Same to the Attorney General to issue his warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag for commissions to Jo[h]n Radford Esq. and 9 others detailed to enquire of the forfeited estate real and personal late of Sir William Perkins in Cos. Herts., Warwick, Leicester and the city of Coventry who is convicted and executed for high treason. Ibid, p. 263.
Same to Mr. Popple enclosing the petition [missing] of Chidley Brook, Collector and Receiver of his Majesty's revenues in New York, praying some reward and allowance for his services and losses and for defraying the charge of his voyage hither and back to New York. Please lay same before the Commissioners for Trade to report their opinion thereon to my Lords what is fit to be done thereon. Ibid., p. 265.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Robert Scawen et al for renewal of lease of a watermill in the borough of Lostwithiel, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. The Surveyor General is to certify the value. Reference Book VII, p. 211.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sir Alexander Rigby and Joseph Cagnoni shewing that the Etmore frigate being a prize taken from the French and manned with English was seized with 14 butts of currants coming from Leghorn by a tidesurveyor on pretence she was not English built: therefore praying my Lords' warrant to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to the information in view of the hardships and difficulties in trade. Ibid., p. 213.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the Tennis Court and rooms as below (except the ground and buildings let to the Earl of Rochester) in order to a lease thereof to Henry Baker for 31 years from 1696 Lady day at the rent of 6s. 8d. per an.: with a clause of re-assumption on reasonable recompence.
Prefixing: Said Surveyor's report on said Baker's petition for same. I find that Thomas Cook Esq. (being Keeper of the Tennis Court by the Cockpit by warrant under Charles II's sign manual) did in 1674 assign his interest therein to Charles Cornwallis Esq. and a grant of the same with the houses and buildings therewith enjoyed was made in May 1675 to said Cornwallis at Cook's nomination for 21 years at 6s. 8d. rent. This term expired at Lady day 1696. In 1685 the Earl of Rochester, then Lord Treasurer bought Mr. Cornwallis's interest in the house at the south end of the Tennis Court and a yard of 62 feet by 20 feet whereon he has erected a kitchen and other low buildings near the gateway going into King Street and the Earl has passed a new lease thereof to his own use for 21 years from 1696 Lady day. The remainder of what was granted to Cornwallis consists only of the Tennis Court and 4 small rooms adjoining thereto with chambers over and a very narrow piece oi old building wherein the widow of Sir Charles Scarborow lives: all which may be valued at 70l. per an. The desired lease therefore may be rated at a fine of 600l. notwithstanding part of the buildings are old and ruinous. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 305.
May 14.Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer for process ad computandum against Anthony Rowe and partners late Contractors for the late duty on Fire Hearths and Stoves; they not having passed their accounts for the said revenue. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 307.
May 18.Money warrant for 400l. to Bartholomew Fillingham, Thomas Hall, Phillip Ryley and James Dewy Esqs. for half a year each to Xmas last on their allowance of 200l. per an. each as Agents for bringing in of Taxes. (Money order dated May 20 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 284, Order Book IV, p. 365.
Same for 40l. to William Burton, clerk to the aforesaid Agents, 30l. thereof for same half year on his salary and 10l. for a messenger for same time. (Money order dated May 20 hereon). Money Book XIII, 284, Order Book IV, p. 366.
Same for 455l. to Paul Methuen Esq. for 3 months from Mar. 14 last on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal. (Money order dated May 19 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 285, Order Book IV, p. 365.
Same for 530l. to John Methuen Esq., late Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal for 2 bills of extraordinaries 1695 Dec. 20 to 1696–7 March 14 as allowed by Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury. (Money order dated May 19 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 285, Order Book IV, p. 365.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay or deliver over to William Roberts gent, Paymaster of the Works of Windsor Castle, so many of the tallies in your hands levied about March 1695–6 on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise as amount to 2,000l.: to be as imprest for the works and repairs done or to be done in the said Castle. Money Book XIII, p. 285, Order Book IV, p. 365.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 154l. 10s. 8d. to Mris Eleanor Needham alias South to complete 225l.: to be issued out of loans to be made by herself or by her order on credit of the Malt Duties. Disposition Book XIV, p. 1.
Same to same. My Lords are informed that Exchequer Bills to a considerable sum are stopped for [want of payment of] fees of money issued for the service of the war out of several funds. My Lords desire that the Bills which are so stopped may be forthwith delivered and that you and the rest of the officers [of the Receipt] do take your respective fees on payments upon the several funds out of such Bills or tallies in which the payments on those respective funds are or shall be made. Ibid., p. 1, Out Letters (General) XV, p. 264.
Same to Mr. Clark to prepare a warrant to be signed by the Lords Justices of England to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 2,045l. 18s. 9½d., out of army contingencies, to the Paymaster of the Works for the charge of building the Guard House, barn and other necessary offices in Hyde Park and St. James's Park for the service of the Guards. Disposition Book XIV, p. 10.
May 18.Same to Mr. Clark enclosing an account [missing] of money due from the respective Gentlemen and Grooms of the Bedchamber for taxes as therein. You are to deduct same from their salaries or annuities payable at the Receipt. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 264.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed presentment [missing] from the Principal Commissioners of Prizes touching the Customs of several goods taken in the prize ship St. Peter at Plymouth. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint to write forthwith to their several Deputies in the respective country mints to send up to you distinct accounts of the hammered moneys delivered into the said Mints by the respective officers of the Customs and Excise to be recoined and the new moneys paid back for the proceed thereof to this time; and that they transmit to you weekly the like account for the future, specifying therein the names of the respective officers paying in the said moneys. Upon your receiving the said accounts you are to transmit them to the Commissioners of Customs and of Excise respectively. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Bridges to forthwith put in suit the bonds for the impost on tobacco which are [entered as] in arrear upon Mr. Wicks' account. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to write to the several Receivers of the Taxes that they diligently and carefully observe the directions of the Acts of Parliament in relation to the Exchequer Bills of Credit. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Thomas Pitt the parcel of muslin neckcloths part of the cargo of the English East India ships seized by the French and redeemed ut supra p. 160: Pitt having sworn that when he came into England he sent orders to sell all the goods he had so bought, being informed that he could not obtain liberty to import them hither but that the person with whom he had left the care thereof shipped the neckcloths contrary to his orders and without notice: whereupon the Customs Commissioners have reported their opinion (as formerly in like cases) that "the deviation of the said ship and goods into France by capture and constraint, if the same were afterwards legally imported into this kingdom, seems to be no violation of the Act of Navigation and some persons have been relieved in like circumstances upon the redemption of the said goods." (Treasury warrant at the same time to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi). Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 344.
Same to the Warden of the Mint to deliver to John Bradshaw Esq. (by virtue of the privy seal of 1692–3 Feb. 16) the goods and chattels &c. of Robert Child, late of Scarborough, blockmaker, lately convicted for clipping the coin: as reward for the said Bradshaw's pains and expenses in the prosecution and conviction of said Child.
Appending: schedule of said goods certified by Isaac Newton Warden of the Mint as in his possession: including shares detailed in 14 separate pinks and one little bark with their masters' names detailed and debts owing by several inhabitants of Scarborough including Robert Foster of Scarborough, goldsmith. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 306–7.
May 18.Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the house called Fauxhall in the manor of Kennington and parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall in order to a new lease thereof to Robert Fowles goldsmith for 22½ years from 1702 Michaelmas at the rent of 6l. 13s. 4d. and fine of 400l.
Prefixing: Said Surveyor's report on said Fowle's petition for same. Charles II granted the premises to Sir Samuel Moreland 1675 April 9 for 31 years at the above rent without fine, in consideration of services. By mean conveyance the remainder of this term vests in the petitioner. If the clause of re-assumption in the old lease were omitted in the new one it might give encouragement to make improvements. The buildings now standing are irregular, old and part of them very ruinous. In 1675 Sir Charles Harbord and Mr. Hugh May made a particular survey and valued them at 100l. per an. By view and enquiry on the place I find they are now worth 119l. per an. Petitioner has lately been at great expense 300l. in supporting the great wall against the river of Thames and he must now build the stairs and bridge. I rate the renewal fine at 400l. Ibid., p. 308.
Warrant by the Lords Justices of England to the Lords Justices of Ireland to direct the Receivers General of the Revenue, Ireland, to advance and pay to Richard, Earl of Bellomont 2,000l. (or so much as, together with the money already paid to him by the Trustees as follows, will make up 2,000l.) for 2 years on the reserved rent of 1,000l. per an. as follows: the said Trustees being hereby to repay the said sum to the said Receivers General out of the profits of the said estate arisen or to arise over and above the growing payments of the said rent which shall become due after May 1 inst: all by reason that the royal sign manual of 1696 April 15 directed a grant to said Earl of the estate of Sir Valentine Browne, commonly called Lord Kenmare or Nicholas Browne his son in Ireland to the intent nevertheless that the said Earl should immediately re-demise the premises to such person as the late Lord Deputy should think fit for 999 years, such nominee yielding and paying to the said Earl, his executors and assigns 1,000l. a year for the said term, with a clause of distress &c.; the said nominee to permit the Crown to levy the overplus of the revenue of the estate to the use of the Crown: which was accordingly done and the said Earl did so re-demise to Sir Charles Porter (since deceased) and other trustees for the Crown: but the said Earl has represented that the said estate is so charged with debts to Protestant creditors that he has not been able hitherto to receive the said 1,000l. per an. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 223–4.
May 19.Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Earl of Ranelagh on any unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces 4,000l. in Exchequer Bills on the Act for the 3s. Aid and the Act for making good the Deficiencies of several Funds: to be as imprest and to be deposited in said Earl's hands to answer a credit given by Sir Henry Ashurst to Col. Gibson when he arrives at New England, for the service of the Expedition to Newfoundland.
In the margin: Memorandum: Sir H. Ashurst 3,000l.: pay to officers to encamp on Blackheath 1,000l.: as per letter of June 23 infra p. 218. Disposition Book XIV, p. 2.
May 19.The like warrant for 10,000l. [in the like Bills] to Charles Bertie [on any unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Ordnance]: to be as imprest: to be applied for land service of the Ordnance. Ibid.
The like warrant for 6,378l. 14s. 4¼d. in the like Bills to the Earl of Ranelagh: for services as follows:
£
to each of the 8 Companies of Col. Dutton Colt's Regiment quartered at Sheerness, Tilbury and Landguard Fort 100l.800
to Col. Leigh's Dragoons, 10l. a Troop to enable them to pay the carriages upon their march: to be placed to Account of army Contingencies80
to 5 Engineers going to Flanders to wit Alex D' Lamartinerie 228l.; Eliazer Minting 228l.; Jean Petit 145; Theodore Collier 91l.; Thomas Keer 91l.783
to pay a contingent warrant for bounties to widows880
to pay part of Mr. Hill's bills drawn on the Earl of Ranelagh payable to Mr. Isaac Pereira for subsistence [of the Forces] in Flanders, he delivering up the bills1500
to be paid over to the Victualling Commissioners for provisions furnished to Col. Gibson for 512 soldiers in their passage to Newfoundland for 3 months233514
£637814
Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 735l. 0s. 5d. as follows out of loans to be made by the payees themselves on credit of the Malt Duties viz.:
£s.d.
to Henry, Earl of Romney175184
to James, Earl of Abingdon166134
to Sir Henry Goodrick66134
to Cha. Bertie Esq.40
to Sir Thomas Littleton1850
to John Charlton Esq.36100
to Christopher Musgrave Esq.2776
to Thomas Gardner Esq.1542
to William Meesters Esq.6889
to John Fitch Esq.120
£73505
Ibid., p. 3.
May 19.William Lowndes to Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows: out of loans to be made by the payees themselves on credit of the malt Duties.
£
to John Methuen Esq.530
to Paul Methuen Esq.455
to Bartholomew Fillingham Esq.100
to Thomas Hall Esq.100
to Phillip Ryley Esq.100
to James Dewy Esq.100
to William Burton.40
Disposition Book XIV, p. 3.
Same to Mr. Clark to procure a warrant to be signed by the Lords Justices of England to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay over to William Cowper of London merchant 2800l. in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn by Thomas Robinson Esq., his Majesty's Agent at Stockholm, for special service relating to the war, and payable to the said Cowper. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 265.
May 20.Money warrant for 83l. 6s. 8d. to James, Earl of Abingdon for half a year to Lady day last on his several annuities of 100 marks per an. and 100l. per an. as late Warden Chief Justice and Justice in Eyre of the Forests &c. Trent South. Money Book XIII, p. 296.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for the renewal of a lost money order No. 1362 dated 1691 July 8 for [repayment of loan of] 500l. on the two-thirds of the Additional Excise: being payable to Edward Russell Esq. [Treasurer of the Navy]. Order Book IV, p. 366.
Money order for 100l. to Sir Salathiell Lovell one of the Justices of Chester for 1696 Easter and Trinity terms on his allowance of 200l. per an. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Auditor Done for a state of the arrears of Tenths standing out in the diocese of Lincoln. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 265.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to represent to the King that the Treasury Lords are frequently pressed by the Council of the Queen Dowager to order payment of the arrears on her annuities out of the Excise which are part of her jointure (exclusive of the 6,000l. per an. as additional revenue granted her by the late king), and that they conceive it was the King's pleasure that the same should be satisfied; but they do not think fit to give directions therein till the King's order in that behalf be signified to them.
They also desire you "when you find an opportunity" to put the King in mind of declaring his pleasure concerning the list of pensions which he took with him at his going to Flanders, several of those contained in that list being reduced to extremity; and though my Lords do not see how the funds for the Civil List can give them relief in ready money, yet some of the persons concerned (even of great quality) are such visible objects of compassion that my Lords could do no less than desire this representation on their behalf.
I enclose draft warrants [missing] for the King's signature as follows viz.: (1) for renewing the Revenue Commission Ireland, inserting Sir Thomas Southwell in place of Mr. Carleton: (2) for paying 15,000l. to the French Protestants. Ibid., p. 266.
May 20.The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Ellen de Courcy, daughter to the late Lord Courcy, praying a grant of the ferries and passages of Ireland which were lately in lease to her under the rent of 33l. per an. "but void by the breaking the Act of Settlement there." Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 228.
Warrant dormant by the Lords Justices of England to the Lords Justices of Ireland to issue their warrants from time to time to the Receiver or Receivers General of the Revenue Ireland for the payment ("from the day on which the sword of State shall be received by you") of their, the said Irish Lords Justices', allowance of 6,953l. 6s. 8d. per an. and also for the payment of any deficiency in the fees of licences for export of wool below the average yield thereof for the last seven years of Charles II's reign. Ibid.