Warrants etc.
May 1697, 21-31

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'Warrants etc.: May 1697, 21-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 12: 1697 (1933), pp. 179-190. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82795 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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May 1697, 21-31

May 21.Money warrant for 216l. 12s. 10½d. to Lord Cutts, Governor of the Isle of Wight and Receiver of his Majesty's Revenues in the said Island: without account: in satisfaction of the surplusage due to him upon the foot of his last account of his receipts and payments in the said Island for one year ended 1696 Michaelmas. (Money order dated May 24 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 295, Order Book IV, p. 368.
Same for 110l. to Brook Bridges Esq. in reward of his service in attending the business of inspecting the telling and weighing of the clipt moneys at the Duchy Court, which were taken into the Exchequer: [to wit] to 1696 June 24. (Money order dated May 22 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 296, Order Book IV, p. 367.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,000l. to the Earl of Orford, Treasurer of the Navy, on an unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Navy: to be issued in Exchequer Bills on the Act for the 3s. Aid and on the Act for making good the Deficiences of several Funds: to be as imprest and to be applied to the head of wear and tear, and is to be imprested to William Culliford and Anthony Evernden for sailcloth. (William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to make forth bills on the Navy Treasurer for such payment to Culliford and Evernden). Disposition Book XIV, p. 4.
The like warrant for 37,335 to the said Treasurer: out of the like Bills: for a quarter's wages to the Yards due at 1696 Michaelmas: and 6,673l. 12s. 6d. out of the like: to be applied as follows viz.:
£s.d.
for paying bills of exchange from the outports [for conduct money and press money] for persons that have sent seamen to the Fleet: for their rewards of 20s. a man39680
for Captains' disbursements in pressing and procuring seamen for the Fleet2234
for imprests to the Clerks of the checque and Muster Masters' of the outports for their paying 20s. a head for all seamen sent out of the country1100
for bedding of the seamen on board the Fleet294340
£6673120
Ibid,
May 21.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans to be made by the respective payees themselves on credit of the Malt Duties: viz.:
£s.d.
1,000l. each to the Earls of Portland, Romney, Lexinton, Monmouth, Drumlanrig, Oxford, Essex, Scarborough8000
500l. each to Thomas Windsor, George Cholmondley, Adrian Van Borcelan, and Thomas, Lord Raby2000
Brook Bridges 66l. 13s. 4d. and 110l.176134
Thomas Done66134
£1024368
Disposition Book XIV, p. 5.
Same to same to issue 10,000l. to William, Earl of Portland on the unsatisfied order in his name as Keeper of the Privy Purse: for the use and service of the Privy Purse: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl or by any other person at his nomination and appointment upon credit of the Malt Duties. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 200l. each to Lady Jane Berkley and Mris Eleanora May out of loans to be made by them respectively or by their nominees on credit of the Malt Duties. Ibid., p. 8.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to examine Robert Wyn and William Carpenter for employment in the Duties on leather or on malt. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 265.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite enclosing five warrants for the King's signature: viz.: for (1) Commissioners for Trade, Establishment: (2) 200l. to Mr. Balfour in part of a debt owing in Ireland: (3) 300l. to Mr. Harrington in part of what was promised him for securing loans: (4) 3,000l. to the Earl of Rochford for the Robes: (5) 43,435l. to the Trustees for Exchequer Bills for interest to subscribers. Ibid., p. 267.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt. For the future you are to make forth no Bills higher in value than £5 or £10 unless by my Lords' particular appointment. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Romney [Master General of the Ordnance] to report on the enclosed account [missing] of the costs and charges of 6,000 barrels of gunpowder provided by the East India Company for his Majesty's service. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Abbott. Brigadier William Selwin, Governor of Tilbury Fort, has petitioned my Lords shewing that Col. Tufton and the preceding Governors of said Fort had the several fees and allowances at the Exchequer of 2s. a day, 20l. a year and 4d. a day amounting in the whole to 62l. 11s. 8d. per an. and has prayed the like allowances to be continued to him. Please certify what the same amount to at Lady day last from the date of Selwyn's Commission as such Governor. Ibid.
May 21.Same to the Farmers of the Lotteries. Bring on Monday next your account of what is due for the rent of your farm. Ibid., p. 268.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. The King has declared his pleasure to my Lords for a grant to the Earl of Galway of Sir Patrick Trant's estate in Ireland charged with his debts. My Lords directed a warrant accordingly but finding a very considerable debt of 8,443l. 17s. 4d. in principal money owing to Lady Stapleton from the said Trant, and that a decree is obtained for the same, they have at the desire of the said Earl deferred sending the warrant for the King's signature conceiving that the grant will be of little value if said debt be charged thereon. Please acquaint the King therewith and if it be his pleasure that other forfeited lands in Ireland be granted to Lady Stapleton and the Earl's grant be wholly discharged of said debt please signify same to my Lords by the first opportunity. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to signify to the Tellers or their clerks that when any money is brought to be charged in the Receipt they do specify in the bills which they shall throw down for same (to the end it may be expressed on the tally) "how much in each"; [kind i.e. whether the money was received in specifical money or in Exchequer Bills] and that the Tellers do require the Receivers General or those which bring such money or Bills to be charged as aforesaid, to specify the one and the other in all their payments for every respective tax, revenue or fund whatsoever. Ibid.
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 2,415l. 14s. 4¼d. as follows viz.:
£s.d.
to Col. Leigh's Dragoons to enable them to pay the carriages on their march; to be placed to [Army] Contingencies: being at the rate of 10l. a Troop80
to the Victualling Commissioners for provisions furnished to Col. Gibson for 512 soldiers in their passage to Newfoundland for 3 months233514
£241514
Ibid., p. 269.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. Before he went for Holland the King signed a warrant for a grant, release and confirmation of certain lands in Ireland to Sir Richard Pyne, Lord Chief Justice of Common Pleas there. In writing the warrant the denomination of some of the lands was omitted. Please procure the King's signature to [the enclosed] fresh warrant [rectifying said blunder]. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ James Mountford (tidesman in Plymouth port) as landwaiter in Bristol port loco Thomas Goffe, preferred to be jerquer there.
John Lunt as tidesman at Plymouth loco said Mountford.
Thomas Goffe (a landwaiter Bristol port) as jerquer ibid loco Daniell Ballard dismissed for neglect of duty.
May 21.Robert Mills (for several years clerk to the collector of Berwick port and well behaved) as waiter and searcher ibid loco Charles Forrester and the said Forrester to be (at his own request) clerk to the Collector there: this exchange being for their mutual accommodation without any inconvenience to the King.
John Paragwanath (boatman at Portsmouth) and William Drake (tidesman and boatman at Penzance) to exchange places.
Matthew Savage as waiter and searcher at Lympston in Exeter port loco Samuell Axe preferred to be a landwaiter there.
45 tidesmen to be established at Bristol at 30l. per an. each instead of the present establishment there which consists of 20 established tidesmen at 10l. per an. each and day pay when boarded [on board ship] and 78 tidesmen in extraordinary at like day pay when on board; the Customs Commissioners having represented in their memorial of the 18th inst. that after consulting the collector of the port they find that 45 tidesmen will be sufficient for the service there and if settled at an established salary of 30l. per an. (which will be a competent maintenance for them) there may be saved 100l. per an. and have therefore proposed a list of 45 tidesmen comprehending all the [present] feemen and the best of the extraordinary men who by experience have been found most trusty and deserving.
Appending: the list of the said 45 tidesmen.
Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 345, 346–7.
Treasury warrant to the [Principal] Commissioners for Prizes to appoint Edward Randolph as supervisor over all their Agents for Prizes as well as all other matters relating thereto, [to wit prizes] which have been, now are, or may be brought into America or any of the islands belonging thereto: to be rewarded according to the merits of his service without any standing salary. Ibid., p. 349.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of William De la Rose praying to be restored as Collector of Excise in Hampshire and for an allowance for his charge and trouble in that collection as has been allowed to former collectors. Reference Book VII, p. 214.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of the pursers of the Navy shewing that they have often attended the said Commissioners [for money] but [without effect and in consequence find that from the tradesmen they] can't be so supplied as to carry on his Majesty's service without some relief from the Treasury Lords. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of the poor tradesmen that have supplied the said pursers: to the same effect. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Sir Thomas Trevor, Attorney General, to enter a noli prosequi to the information against Thomas Ward, master of the ship Yarmouth (employed to carry stores for the Navy) for importing a parcel of French prunellos bought by him at Cadiz as prize goods from his Majesty's Agent for Prizes there: the Customs Commissioners having reported that he very well deserves favour and relief. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 307a.
May 21.Treasury authorisation and appointment of Peter Hume Esq. to act jointly with Thomas Cremer (who is thereto appointed by the Auditor of the Receipt) in viewing and inspecting from time to time as well the cash in the offices of the four Tellers of the Receipt as also the receipts and vouchers taken by the said Tellers or their clerks and carefully to compare and examine them with the payments allowed and discharged in the certificates which are weekly transmitted to the Treasury by the Auditor of the Receipt and the clerks of the Pells: to wit since the eve of Easter last and so from time to time hereafter. You are to send to the Treasury weekly an account of your proceedings herein and of the receipts and vouchers which you shall find to be defective or wanting. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities detailed of Isaac G. St. Eloy as agent to [the Regiment of] Sir Bevill Granvile: total bond 1,500l.: ut supra Tr. Cal. X, pp. 1159–60. Ibid., XIV, p. 487.
May 22.Money warrant for 150l. to Lady Jane Berkley (formerly Jane Temple and now widow of John, Lord Berkly) for three quarters to 1697 Lady on her 200l. per an. pension as in lieu of the 2,000l. usually given on the marriage of a Maid of Honour. (Money order dated May 24 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 295, Order Book IV, p. 367.
Same for 400l. to Henry Baker for Crown law costs and charges. (Money order dated May 25 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 297, Order Book IV, p. 367.
Same for 686l. 5s. 0d. to Thomas Felton and the executors of William Chiffinch for half a year to Lady day last on their several fees and allowances as Master of the Hawks. Money Book XIII, p. 297.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 585l. to me [Lowndes] on the unsatisfied order in my name for Secret Service: to be issued out of loans on the Malt Act remaining in the Exchequer. Disposition Book XIV, p. 5.
Treasury warrant to same to issue 2,914l. 14s. 6d. to the Earl of Orford on any unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of Exchequer Bills on the Act for the 3s. Aid and the Act for making good the Deficiences of several Funds: as imprest: to be paid over to the Victualling Commissioners to satisfy bills as follows. (In the margin: cancelled by my Lords.)
Appending: list of said bills on the Victuallers£s.d.
one bill for beef dated 23 March, 1695–6.156110
ditto for victuals dated 27 Feb.126
ditto for beef dated 18 Feb.1200
ditto for making and trimming of cask500
ditto for wheat dated 30 Sept. 1696143100
ditto for pease dated 30 May 16965160
ditto for hops dated 30 May 169673776
£291476
Ibid., p. 6.
May 22.Treasury reference to the Transports Commissioners of the petition of Simon Clement merchant shewing that he is concerned in a debt for the Transport service in 1693 amounting to 2,140l. and being to go Secretary to the Earl of Bellomont as Governor of New York and New England prays directions for the payment of his debt. Reference Book VII, p. 214.
Same to Mr. Henry and Mr. Nicholas Baker of the petition of John Gibbons shewing that by direction of some of the Privy Council particularly the Earl of Portland he entertained Capt. Porter and Capt. Pendergrasse and furnished them and their families with all necessaries for the space of 21 weeks for which there is due 361l. 12s. 0d.; that he is daily threatened to be arrested both by butcher and baker for provision spent on this occasion: therefore praying speedy payment. Ibid.
May 25.Money warrant for 460l. to James Chase Esq., 172l. 10s. 0d. thereof for so much due to his father John Chase Esq. deceased, for 1½ years 1688 Xmas to 1690 June 24 (the time of his death) on his salary and allowance of 115l. payable at the Receipt in respect of his office of apothecary in ordinary to the King's person; and 287l. 10s. 0d. for 2½ years to the said James (who succeeded his father in the said office) on the like salary from 1690 June 24 to 1692 Xmas. Money Book XIII, p. 298.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Romney [Master of the Ordnance]. Upon the declaration of accompt of William Meesters Esq. for the pay of the Dutch Train of Artillery in Ireland in 1690–1–2 there remains due to him 1,873l. 12s. 3d. My Lords desire you to issue the necessary orders for paying him same and to direct so many of the tallies and orders on the Salt Act remaining in the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance to be assigned to Meesters as will make up that sum. (Cancelled and replaced by the letter of June 1 infra p. 192). Disposition Book XIV, p. 7.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. Upon the declaration of the aforesaid Meesters' accompt for providing the machines for the Expedition against Dunkirk in 1692–3–4–5 there remains 3,222l. 9s. 5d. due to him. Please make forth bills on the Navy Treasurer for payment thereof and assign same for payment out of tallies and orders as above remaining in the said Treasurer's hands. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 33,600l. to the Earl of Ranelagh upon an unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of Exchequer Bills on the Act for the 3s. Aid and on the Act for making good the Deficiences of several Funds: same to be as imprest: to be paid over to Antonio Alvarez Machado and Jacob Pereira, the contractors for bread and bread waggons for the army in Flanders in full of 336,000 guilders at 10 guilders to the £ sterling which was to be allowed them [struck through] (in the margin: this was altered thus by my Lords' order) for the advance upon their said contracts for the present campaign. Ibid., p. 8.
Same to same to issue 460l. to Thomas Chase and 400l. to Henry Baker out of loans to be made by them respectively or by their nominees on credit of the Malt Duties. Ibid.
May 25.Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint to attend the Trial of the Pyx in the accustomed manner at the house of the Usher of the Receipt of the Exchequer at Westminster as fixed for July 15 next by order of the 20th inst. of the Lords Justices of England. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 270.
Same to the Earl of Romney to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the owners of the Oak pink, Seaflower and Greyhound dogger which were employed as machine vessels; they praying to be paid their full charges till [the date when] the machines were taken out: together with the Navy Commissioners' report [missing] thereon. Ibid., p. 272.
May 26.Warrant by the Lords Justices of England to the Treasury Lords for 30,000l. to the Earl of Portland, Keeper of the Privy Purse, for the use and service of the Privy Purse. (Money warrant dated May 26 hereon). (Money order dated June 2 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 285, Money Book XII, p. 299, Order Book IV, p. 369.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue to the Earl of Orford on any unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy 4,268l. 12s. 2½d.: as imprest: to be issued in Exhequer Bills on the Land Tax Act and the Funds Deficiencies Act: and to be by him paid over to the Victualling Commissioners for the payment of short allowance money to the ships now at the Nore under the command of Sir George Rook. Disposition Book XIV, p. 9.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to cause payment to be made as follows out of any tallies or orders in the hands of the Navy Treasurer applicable to the head of wages viz.:
£s.d.
for pay of the Flag Officers: viz.: the Earl of Orford 2244, Lord Berkely's executors 2081, Sir Cloudesly Shovell 645, Mathew Aylmer Esq. 1098, David Mitchell Esq. 1098, John Nevill Esq. 258, John Benbow Esq. 490, Henry Killigrew Esq. 4608374
for pay of the Physician to the Fleet, Provost Marshal, Deputy Judge Advocates, and reward for "some persons" for their late service at Cadiz1156192
for imprests for two thirds of the pay of several captains who commanded some of his Majesty's ships gone to the West Indies.135333
for imprests to the 2 Colonels of the Marine Regiments6895
£1777925
Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Miles Granger, on the unsatisfied order in his name, 860l. 15s. 0d. out of loans to be made by himself or by his nominee on credit of the malt Duties: to be for the charge of passing the Commissions for the [Assessment Commissioners of the 3s. Aid or] Land Tax. Ibid., p. 11.
May 26.William Lowndes to Mr. Yard to insert an advertisement as follows in tomorrow's Gazette: viz.
The Treasury Lords give notice to the Contractors for Advancing Money for Exchanging Exchequer Bills that they pay to Mr. Fran Eyles et al Trustees for Management thereof at their office near the Exchequer one eighth further part of their respective subscription on or before May 31 inst. or within 14 days then next ensuing, in pursuance of their contract.
(Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to affix a similar notice in the Office of the Chamberlains of the Receipt of the Exchequer). Out Letters (General) XV, p. 270–271.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. My Lords find it convenient that the quantity of hemp to be furnished this year for the Navy be provided and imported on the King's account by way of commission as it was in 1694. They therefore direct you to contract with Mr. Taylour, the merchant, for importing 2,000 tons accordingly only that the computation of the cost (which was 26l. 10s. 0d. per ton in 1694 including the commission at 3 per cent.) be now 25l. per ton and the payments for the whole amounting at that rate to 50,000l. [is to be] made in Exchequer Bills as follows viz.: 3,000l. a week for 5 weeks from the 24th inst. and 2,500l. a week for 14 succeeding weeks; according to Taylour's proposal in that behalf. Ibid., p. 271.
Treasury reference to the Warden &c. of the Mint of the petition of James Rotieres, engraver of the Mint, praying to have returned to him the medals, puncheons, dies and several tools which were seized by mistake by the Warden of the Mint and do belong to petitioner; and that 66l. due to him from Mr. Neal may be paid him; and also for some allowance for 500 pair of dies sent to the country Mints. Reference Book VII, p. 214.
Same to Sir Samuel Astry of the petition of Lord William Pawlet shewing that he is entitled to all the fines &c. on judgments quod capiatur and capias pro fine also to a great part of the revenue arising by the Greenwax of the Exchequer under a grant from the king: that Nathaniell Booth junr. of Grays Inn is constituted Surveyor of Greenwax with a salary of 250l. per an. appropriated upon the debets of the sheriffs' accounts; notwithstanding which the said Booth in order to disturb petitioner upon pretence that the sheriffs' debets fall short, doth claim the fines in the hands of Sir Samuell Astry and hath respited all the fines in the said Astry's hands, which do properly belong to petitioner: therefore praying my Lords to order Booth to desist from his claim and to abide by the sheriffs' debets. Ibid., p. 215.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of coal mines as follows in Co. Durham in order to a lease thereof to Michael Thompson for 31 years at 26s. 8d. rent and a sixth part of the profits.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on said Thompson's petition ut supra Tr. Cal. XI, p. 417. Petitioner now explains his discovery to be of the King's right to dig coals out of divers parcels of land in the parishes of Whickham and Hamsterley Co. Durham which have been heretofore leased out by the Crown. I find that James I 1623 April 28 granted to Alexander Stevenson, one of the Pages of his Bedchamber, all that colliery in the common fields of Whickham within certain parcels of land there distinguished by rigs merked out with dowles or stones and called Brinkburne alias Kingslands, the superficies containing 110 acres; to hold for the lives of Robert, Francis and Thomas Anderson at 26s. 8d. rent and without fine in consideration of services. The last of the lives died about 12 years since. In 1632 Charles I demised certain other coal mines in the parish of Hamsterley in the manor of Softly, called King's Colliery in Lemton [Lemington] Hills to Humphrey Wharton for 21 years at 20l. per an. without fine. The said term is long since expired. The Parliament's Survey in 1649 valued the colliery at Whickham at 130l. per an. and that in Hamsterley at but 8l. per an. above the rent. No lease of the premises has been obtained since the Restoration, and they have not been worked there many years. I cannot state the present value if new wrought [set to work]. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 319–20.
May 27.Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 50,000l. to the Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued in Exchequer Bills on the Land Tax Act and the Funds Deficiencies Act: as imprest: for wear and tear; being intended for the course of the Navy. Disposition Book XIV, p. 10.
[William Lowndes] to Mr. Williamson. My Lords are informed that there is 1,000l. in your hands which should be cash in the office of Guy Palmes Esq. one of the Tellers of the Receipt. You are forthwith to replace that money in the Exchequer or give my Lords an account why you do not. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 269.
The Treasury Lords to the Governor and Council of New York to report on the enclosed petition [see supra p. 160] of Col. Thomas Dongan late Governor of New York concerning money disbursed by him in the war against the French and Indians of Canada. Please examine his accounts and vouchers. Ibid., p. 272.
William Lowndes to the Clerk of the Pipe. My Lords will on Wednesday the 2nd June hear Lady Tynt and all parties concerned as to the lease lately granted to Mr. Mogg. Please attend then with the particular and transcript of the lease. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Anthony Burnaby relating to the detecting of frauds committed by brewers. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of several merchants of Kingston upon Hull shewing that they writ their agent in Holland to buy and ship a quantity of cut whale bone which about six weeks ago was put on board two ships the William and Francis who waiting for their convoy, and having no notice of the late Act, the petitioners had not time to contradict their order but as soon as they heard of the Act they gave notice to the Collector of Hull, notwithstanding which the officers have seized same: therefore praying relief. Reference Book VII, p. 215.
May 27.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Simpson, merchant of Great Yarmouth, shewing that he bought in Holland 10 dozen of whale bones which were seized at Yarmouth by virtue of an Act of this last Session: therefore praying relief, in regard he was ignorant of the law. Reference Book VII, p. 215.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities detailed of John Andrews Esq. as Receiver General for Co. Warwick of the Duties on marriages &c. and of the Duties on houses: total security 2,500l. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 265.
May 28.Warrant by the Lords Justices, England, to the Treasury Lords for 15,000l. to Peter Hume Esq.: without account: to be applied to such particular use for his Majesty's service as the Treasury Lords shall direct. (Money warrant dated June 1 hereon). (Money order dated June 1 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 286, Money Book XIII, p. 301, Order Book IV, p. 369.
Money warrant for 1,200l. to the Earl of Portland without account: for 1696 Sept. 29 quarter on the yearly allowance of 4,800l. for keeping at his own charge his Majesty's royal gardens at St. James's, Kensington, Hampton Court, Windsor, Richmond and the Terrace Walk at Whitehall: as by the privy seal of May 14 last. (Money order dated June 2 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 299, Order Book IV, p. 370.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 32,692l. 6s. 2d. to the Bank of England upon their unsatisfied order for 100,000l. to make good what should have been answered to them by the rates and duties of Tonnage if same had been continued for one year from 1696 May 17 to 1697 May 17: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Bank on the Salt Duties: being to complete said 100,000l; whereon 67,307l. 13s. 10d. has been already paid. Disposition Book XIV, p. 11.
Same to same to issue 216l. 12s. 10½d. to John, Lord Cutts: out of loans to be made by said Lord or his nominee on credit of the Malt Duties. Ibid., p. 12, 14.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to apply as follows 270,802l. 18s. 8½d. out of the 387,617l. 10s. 9½d. put into your hands by tallies and orders on the Salt Act for uses of the war: viz.
£s.d.
to clear the off-reckonings of the several Regiments, Troops and Companies to 1695–6 Jan. 114667077
to pay a moiety of 248,265l. 2s. 3d. being the offreckonings to 1696–7 Jan. 112413211
£27080218
Ibid., p. 12.
Same to the Earl of Orford. The Lords Justices England have approved a proposal offered to them by the Treasury Lords and Admiralty Lords for paying off the debt owing to the victuallers to April 30 last by tallies and orders charged on salt with an allowance of 15 per cent. to be given to the creditors. The Treasury Lords therefore desire that out of the 786,129l. 5s. 8d. remaining in your hands in tallies and orders on the Salt Duties you apply 732,227l. 6s. 10d. as follows:
£s.d.
to clear the debts contracted for the Victualling under the present [Victualling] Commission626622123
for the arrears of the debt due in the time of the late Victuallers1009616
for an allowance of 15 per cent. on the two aforegoing sums9550718
£732227610
(The like letter to the Navy Commissioners). Ibid., pp. 12, 13.
May 28.Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 270l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on any unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued in Exchequer Bills: to be applied as follows viz.:
£
to march the Troops that are to encamp on Hounslow Heath100
for the clerks to the General Officers for so much due to them upon a contingent warrant for their service between 1694–5 Feb. 18 and 1696–7 Jan. 1170
£270
Ibid., p. 13.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to make out a bill on the Navy Treasurer for 151l. 17s. 6d. to Richard Povey, Receiver for Sick and Wounded Seamen and Prisoners at War for discounting by Treasury direction (at 20¼ per cent.) 750l. imprested to him in Bank notes. Ibid., p. 15.
Same to Mr. Wardour [Clerk of the Pells] and the Deputy Chamberlains [of the Receipt] not to lock up any Exchequer Bills as cash until first examined and compared with the counterparts. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 273.
Same to Mr. Lilly [Receiver of the Post Office] for an account how much is assessed upon the Duke of Schomberg for the Capitation Act [the Poll tax as by 5 and 6 Wm. and Mary c. 14] on account of his pension payable out of the Post Office. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt. On reading the enclosed report [missing] from Lord Coningsby to Mr. Fox on behalf of the non-commission officers and soldiers of the late Brigadier Villiers' Regiment, my Lords desire you to lay it before the King for his pleasure therein. Ibid.
Same to same enclosing for the King's signature a warrant for paying the interest of the debt to the transports employed in the reducing of Ireland. Ibid.
May 28.Treasury reference to the Treasurer of the Chamber of the petition of the Messengers [of the Chamber] in ordinary to the King shewing that there is a great sum owing to them on their bills which have been extraordinary [big] by reason of the late plot; and that having received no money these two years they are reduced to great extremity, some of them being forced to abscond. Reference Book VII, p. 208.
[?]Same to Henry Baker of the petition of Mary Mangy (not detailed). Ibid., p. 216.
May 28.Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Francis Gosfright and Peter Whitcomb of London merchants shewing that the ship St. Anthony laden with 'corants' at Venice for Amsterdam was in her voyage disabled at sea by bad weather and being preserved was towed into Fowey in a bad condition; that petitioners are interested in 60 tons of corants part of the said lading and are advised that their correspondent in Holland is dead and his widow become insolvent and the corants are in a perishing condition: therefore pray that same may be admitted to entry here as if imported in a qualified ship. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to take especial care that no more money be charged in the office of Guy Palmes Esq., one of the Tellers of the Receipt, but that all loans and payments be made in the offices of the other Tellers until further order from the Treasury Lords; and further that none of the cash now in the said office of Guy Palmes be taken out of the chest but in the presence of those to whom it belongs by the debentures or orders that are or shall be recorded for the same "and that you see those persons satisfied therewith and that the money be not diverted to any other use": all by reason that the Treasury Lords have taken into consideration the present circumstances of the said Palmes's office. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 309.
May 29.William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the innholders in and about the Liberties of the City of Westminster praying payment of the money due to them for quartering the Earl of Oxford's Regiment. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 273.