Warrants etc.
June 1697, 21-30

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'Warrants etc.: June 1697, 21-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 12: 1697 (1933), pp. 215-232. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82798 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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June 1697, 21-30

June 21.Money order for 100l. to Sir Salathiell Lovell Kt. for Michaelmas and Hilary term 1696 on his 200l. per an. as one of the Judges of Chester. Order Book IV, p. 375.
June 22.Money warrant for 40l. to Robert Gainsford in reward for discovering and apprehending Thomas Wilkinson convicted at Chipping Wycombe July 29 last for counterfeiting the coin: to be by him paid as follows viz. 12l. thereof to himself, the said Gainsford, and 9l. 6s. 8d. each to James Cooper, Nathaniel Whitebread and Christopher Predith. (Money order dated June 22 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 309, Order Book IV, p. 374.
Treasury warrant to Edward Nicholas to pay as follows viz.
£
for a year's allowance to 1696 Xmas in lieu of fees on moneys imprested to said Nicholas as Treasurer to the late Queen viz. 101l. to Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt, and his clerk; 50l. to William Wardner, Clerk of the Pells and his clerk; 50l. to William Lowndes [for fees] at the Treasury; 40l. to [auditor] William Aldworth for himself and others241
for Edward Godfrey's bill for the fees to the Tellers of the Exchequer for money received by said Nicholas and other disbursements for other fees and contingent charges to 1697 May 1334150
to John Haley and Cha. Bint for a year's allowance to Lady day last for carrying the Votes [into the country] and other businesses as hath been usually allowed viz. 60l. 16s. 8d. each121134
£69784
Money Book XIII, p. 309.
June 22.Money warrant for 100l. to Richard Long gent: without account: to enable him to engage in an undertaking he has proposed to the Treasury Lords for his Majesty's service and to defray his charges therein. (Money order dated June 23 hereon). Ibid, p. 310, Order Book IV, p. 381.
Same for 62l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Hewett Esq., Surveyor General of Woods, Trent North, for 1¼ years to Lady day last on his salary of 50l. per an. Money Book XIII, p. 314.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,000l. to the Treasury Lords for salary: out of loans on the Malt Duties. Disposition Book XIV, p. 29.
Treasury warrant to same to issue 80l. in Exchequer Bills to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their names as Paymasters of the Forces Ireland: as imprest: to be applied as follows viz.
to Richard Aplin, late a Capt. in Col. Hamill's Regiment of Foot as royal bounty for his service during the seige of Londonderry40
to Joshua Bowes, as royal bounty for service performed in Ireland20
to Martha Dillon as royal bounty20
Ibid, p. 34.
William Lowndes to Mr. Clarke to procure a warrant to be signed by the Lords Justices, England to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland to pay as above to said Richard Aplin, Bowes and Dillon. Out Letters (General) XV, pp. 292, 297.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed letter and papers [missing] sent to the Treasury by Mr. Speeke touching a fine of 15l. levied upon an assessor of the third 4s. Aid in Co. Somerset. Ibid., p. 290.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Hen. Swinburne of Newcastle praying favour in the matter of 16 dozen of cut whalebone which he ordered from Rotterdam on the 12th March last being ignorant of the Act then passing the House of Commons and was too late to stop the shipment and the ship is now a prize in Newcastle port. Reference Book VII, p. 223.
Treasury warrant to James Vernon to deliver to Henry Baker for his Majesty's use divers pieces of gold and other things transmitted to you by the Duke of Devonshire which belonged to — May, lately executed for piracy. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 322.
June 23.Money warrant for 2,400l. to William, Earl of Portland, Superintendent of his Majesty's Gardens, for half a year to Lady day last on the 4,800l. per an. for keeping the Royal Gardens. (Money order dated June 26 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 310, Order Book IV, p. 376.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for the renewal of a lost money order No. 1856 dated 1693 May 26 in the name of Charles Bertie for 500l. on the Three Fourths of the Customs. Order Book IV, p. 366.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 40l. to Robert Gainsford ut supra p. 215 out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer. Disposition Book XIV, p. 31.
Treasury warrant to same to issue 1788l. 15s. 8d. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: as imprest: to be applied as follows viz.
£s.d.
to the head of Wages and to be paid to the Receiver for Sick and Wounded to answer bills of exchange drawn on the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded from Jamaica and payable to Gilbert Heathcote for a credit by him furnished for the service of the seamen set on shore there788158
to the head of Wear and Tear and to be imprested to the four persons who are to act as Agents in New England for rendering to his Majesty a true account of the condition of that colony with relation to the produce of ship timber, plank, deals, rozin, pitch and other stores for the service of the Navy1000
Ibid., p. 32.
Same to same to similarly issue 10,577l. 14s. 2d. in like Bills to the Earl of Ranelagh upon the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: as imprest: to be applied as follows: viz.
£s.d.
for 2 Companies of Col. Colt's Regiment now quartered at Gosport, on account of subsistence100
for subsistence [of the Forces] in Flanders to be applied towards satisfaction of Mr. Hill's bills payable to Mr. Medina for the same10000
for subsistence to the Forces ordered to encamp on Blackheath; which with 5,263l. 2s. 2d. the remainder of 6,000l. lately issued to answer bills of exchange payable to Mr. Bateman but not accepted by him will complete a month's subsistence to the said Forces.477142
£10577142
Ibid., p. 33.
June 23.William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to apply towards payment of the arrears due to the several officers who are ordered to encamp at Blackheath the 1,000l. resting in your hands out of the 4,000l. lately issued to you in Exchequer Bills to answer the credits to be given to Col. Gibson in New England, whereof 3,000l. only was made use of for that service. Disposition Book XIV, p. 33.
Same to Mr. B[artholomew] Burton to pay (out of moneys in your hands for discounts) 196l. 12s. 9d. to the Duchess of Buccleuch for 6 per cent. interest which my Lords are pleased to allow on tallies as follows levied on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise in satisfaction of her pension of 4,000l. per an. and which remain unpaid; the said interest being from the date of the tallies to June 24 inst. viz. 1,000l. levied 1696 April 1 (interest 73l. 16s. 1d.); 1,000l. levied 1696 July 6 (interest 57l.); 2,000l. levied 1696–7 Jan. 5 (interest 56l. 6s. 0d.); 1,000l. levied 1697 April 27 (interest 9l. 10s. 8d.). Ibid., p. 35.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans to be made by the payees themselves on credit of the Malt Duties: viz.
£s.d.
to Sir Lambert Blackwell750
to Thomas Hewit Esq.62100
£812100
Ibid., p. 37.
Same to same to signify to the officers of the Receipt to attend in their offices to-morrow although it be a holiday. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 290.
Same to Mr. Novell for a full account of all fines and forfeitures which have been adjudged against brewers, distillers and others upon the laws of Excise since 1684, the time when the last account thereof was given in. You are to specify therein the several judgments given, with the forfeitures and penalties thereon and the sums levied thereupon; also such of the forfeitures as have been discharged or not otherwise answered; and how the moneys received for the above have been disposed and applied from the year 1684. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to enquire into the matter of an extract of a letter sent to the Treasury by the Mayor of Berwick: said extract being as follows viz. "The Exchequer Bills that pay [the townsmen for the soldiers' quarters] only to the 1st of January do no wise enable the town of Berwick to subsist the Garrison any longer, since the Excise officers and their creditors, to whom twice the amount of these Bills is due, will not suffer them to apply any of it [such money] that way." Ibid., p. 291.
Same to the Attorney General to give his warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag for a Commission to Richard Lord Newport and 8 others detailed to enquire of the estate of the Earl of Stafford forfeited by his outlawry for high treason. Ibid.
June 23.Same to the Earl of Romney and Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Daniell Woods praying to be considered for the time his Troop of Horse was in the King's pay which he brought over to the King's service on the surrender of Limerick; and for the horses, arms, accoutrements he gave up at the time his said Troop was broke. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Attorney General for a noli prosequi to the information and to stop all other proceedings against Thomas Green for 4 pieces of English silks called Alamodes seized by Ambrose Till and Jeremiah Catlin (two persons having extraordinary commissions from the Customs Commissions on the recommendation of the Lustring Company) for not being sealed by the Lustring Company according to the Acts 6–7 Wm. and Mary c. 18, § 24 it appearing that the Act 8–9 Wm. III c. 36 (which passed not the royal assent until April 16) enacted that all such English silks made in England before April 10 last should before May 1st be sealed by the said Company and [so be made] lawful to be sold; and after the seizure Green applied to the Customs Commissioners and produced proof that the goods were manufactured in England before April 10, desiring the same might be delivered out of the warehouse in order to be sealed, so to obtain the benefit of the Act; which the said Commissioners thought reasonable and several times ordered the said Catlin and Till accordingly but they carefully kept themselves away until the time was elapsed for sealing and though since admonished several times to desist prosecution they have privately without the knowledge of the Commissioners or of the proprietor proceeded to a condemnation of the goods in the Exchequer and have contemptuously obtained an order from the Exchequer Court against the [Customs] warehousekeeper for refusing to deliver same and are further proceeding against the said poor proprietor for the 100l. fine under a clause of the first said Act which case is to be tried on the 25th inst. unless all proceedings be stopped. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 353, 355, Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 322.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Nicho Baker, Receiver General for Co. Worcester of the third 4s. Aid praying an allowance for 144l. 15s. 0d. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt. Reference Book VII, p. 223.
Treasury warrant to the Attorney General to acknowledge satisfaction on record and to discharge from custody Thomas Fitz Gerrald who some time since at the Old Bailey was fined 20 marks for high misdemeanour for which he was committed to Newgate in May 1696 where he has been ever since layen on the boards on the gaol allowance of bread and water in a deplorable condition and not able to pay one penny of the fine and his wife and children turned out of doors and without any subsistence. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 322.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of mines as follow in order to a lease thereof to Henry Vincent and Francis Scobell except all mines royal, tin mines, mines already in grant and all toll [tin] farm and other Duty arising to the King or to the farmer thereof: to hold for 31 years at a tenth of the clear yearly value, to be accounted for on oath: and with obligation for them not to enter on any land without the consent of the owner.
Appending: Said Surveyor's report dated 1693 April 29 on the petition of said Vincent and Scobell praying a lease to them to dig and search for any sort of minerals except tin in all the lands belonging to the Duchy of Cornwall. I do not find any such mines are yet discovered there nor do I know what encouragement petitioners have in this undertaking unless it be that since the late charter granted to Sir Joseph Heron and others incorporating them by the name of the Governors and Company of Copper Miners in England some copper ores have been found and made use of by the said Company in several parts in Cornwall but not (as I am informed) in any lands belonging to the Duchy; nor are any mines granted to the said Corporation but only a power to work and refine such ore and to purchase any lands or mines by a joint stock. I think if any such copper be found in the Duchy it belongs to the Crown and may be granted for 31 years but I advise exceptions &c. as above. I find a petition of Benj. Giles and others for the same mines lately referred to Mr. Tailer [then Deputy Surveyor General] on which he reported Mar. 16 last 1692–3 to effect as above and I have this day reported on another petition of the Company of Copper Mines to the same effect. The present petitioners are gentlemen of reputation and interest in the county of Cornwall and for that reason are more capable of encouraging the working such mines than strangers.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 323–4.
June 23.Treasury warrant to Thomas Hewitt, Surveyor General of Woods Trent North, to fell all dead trees and stumps of old trees in Sherwood Forest, taking care to cut only such as bear no green hue; and to sell same to the King's best advantage, accounting for same to the Auditor for Co. Notts before Easter term next: the said Hewett having represented that there are considerable quantities of such dead trees and stumps there now rotting and turning to dust and that it will be very much to the benefit of the forest to clear it of same. Ibid., p. 328.
Report to the Treasury Lords from Mr. Povey on the petition of Col. Dongan ut supra p. 160. About 1687 when the petitioner was Governor of New York the French and their Indians from Canada made an attempt on the Province of New York, for the defence whereof the petitioner with the Forces and inhabitants and the neighbouring Indians carried on the war with very good success. On this occasion great sums being disbursed on the public account the petitioner in 1691 presented to the Treasury Lords an accompt of money received from the public revenue there and of the disbursements for support of the Government and in the said war against the French and Indians shewing 10,374l. 10s. 1½d. due to him. But upon Mr. Blathwayt's examination said account was found not sufficiently vouched nor the accomptant properly charged with [in] the receipt [or charge or debit]. Blathwayt accordingly reported 1691–2 Feb. 27 proposing the referring the examination thereof to the Governor and Council of New York, as in like cases. But I do not find that any orders have been given as yet upon that part of the said report. Nevertheless it did then appear that the petitioner was forced to mortgage all his lands, negroes and chattels in New York to Robert Levingston of that Province to answer 2,484l. 8s. 1½d. disbursed by Levingston who was employed by the petitioner in buying provision for the Forces then in the fort at Albany. For his present relief and the clearing of the said mortgage the King ordered the said 2,484l. 8s. 1½d. to be made good to Levingston, the allowance of 30 per cent. for exchange and the difference of money in New York and sterling money being first deducted. The petitioner has set forth that he was also become bound for several quantities of other necessary provisions for carrying on the said war and particularly 400l. to James Larkin and 100l. to John Dubrune and that they have lately arrested him. I have seen the said bond dated 1689 March 25 with the penalty of 1,000l. conditioned to pay [the said] 500l. for powder, lead, guns, duffels, strouds, osinbricks, provisions and other necessaries delivered to Col. Dongan for the King's use in the expedition against Canada. The bond is certified to be recorded in the Deed of Sale Book belonging to the city of New York. The interest thereon to May 25 last at 6 per cent. is 215l. making in all 715l. which with the deduction of 30 per cent. for exchange comes to 514l. 10s. 0d. sterling. The petitioner should be very well satisfied if, as he desires, the King orders 500l. in money or tallies in satisfaction thereof he first making oath before a Master in Chancery of the delivery by him of the bond and of the delivery of the goods bona fide for the public service and on the said parties delivering up the bond and giving security to abide by the Treasury Lords' determination in case of any objection by the Governor and Council of New York on the examination of the petitioner's said accounts. Petitioner says there are no other bonds or engagements standing out against him for any other such money, goods or engagements. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 446–7.
June 24.Treasury warrant dormant to Thomas Cuddon Esq., Receiver General for London, Westminster and Middlesex to pay (out of his receipts of the Duties on Houses and the Duties on Marriages &c.) the salaries of 100l. per an. each to Philip Ryley, James Dewey and Charles Dartiquenave as Managers of the said Duties; 50l. per an. to Hugh Wells one of their clerks: 20l. per an. to William Brudnall their other clerk; and 40l. per an. to William Alderton their messenger: as from Lady day last. Money Book XIII, p. 311.
Treasury warrant to the Auditors of Crown Revenues in the [seven districts of the] Counties of England and Wales to give allowances to the Receivers General or Collectors on their accounts of the Aids, revenues or taxes, of the deficiency or difference between the sum of the hammered money received for the same between 1696 Nov. 4 and Feb. 1 and June 1 the next ensuing at 5s. 8d. an ounce and brought into the respective Mints to be recoined and the sum in tale of the new moneys which they receive back from the said Mints for the same: all as by the Act for further remedying the ill State of the Coin [8–9 Wm. III c. 2] and the Act for the Duties on Paper &c. [8–9 Wm. III c. 7]. Ibid., pp. 311–13.
Money order for 20l. each to John Low and Peter Le Neve, Deputy Chamberlains [of the Receipt] for 1697 Easter and Trinity terms on their additional allowance of 40l. per an. for ordering and sorting the records foreign and domestic in the Treasury [of the Receipt] at Westminster. Order Book IV, p. 383.
June 24.Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 53l. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: [as imprest]: to be paid over to the Dutch Guards that attend the Princess at Tunbridge; on account of their subsistence. Disposition Book XIV, p. 34.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to give his warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag for a Commission to Sir Thomas Mompesson Kt. and 6 others detailed to enquire of the personal estate of James de la Bretonier alias Baud and Francis la Payrston (Payrstone) deceased (being stocks and shares in the Bank of England &c.) forfeited to the King by reason of a bequest thereof to alien enemies. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 292.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. My Lords have received from the King the enclosed petition [missing] of John Povey Esq. praying a reward of 200l. for 5 years' service and attendance on the Committee of Trade and Plantations during your being with the King in Flanders according to the order in Council of 1691 Mar. 31. Please report your opinion thereon to my Lords. Ibid., p. 294.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to report on the enclosed accounts [missing] presented to my Lords by Philip Papillon Esq., Cashier of the Victualling, relating to moneys by him received and paid on tallies and otherwise for the Victualling. Ibid., p. 295.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Holland shewing that 884l. 3s. 11d. is due to his father in law "while he was Collector of North Wales and South Wales" and that Richard Matthews, Customer of Cardiff port in South Wales, is very ill and little hopes of his recovery; therefore praying to succeed him there. Reference Book VII, p. 223.
Same to same of the petition of Samuel Green merchant for discharge of a seizure of cut whalebone shipped by his correspondent at Rotterdam on the John of Yarmouth about March last before the Act passed ut supra pp. 187, 188, 216, and which arrived after the commencement of the] said Act by reason the ship durst not venture sooner for want of a convoy. Ibid.
June 25.Treasury warrant to the Victualling Commissioners to make forth a warrant upon Philip Papillon Esq., Cashier for the Victualling, for paying or allowing 479l. in his accounts for moneys deducted at the Receipt of the Exchequer for 10 per cent. discount on sums as follows "and for another sum of 800l. which had been lent on credit of the Exchequer in General" [which sums] were issued to the Treasurer of the Navy for the service of the Victualling: viz.
£
on 2,290l. issued 1696–7 Jan. 22229
on 700l. [and the above 800l.] issued 1696–7 Jan. 22.150
on 1000l. issued 1696–7 Feb. 1100
£479
Money Book XIII, p. 313.
June 25.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 20,000l. in Exchequer Bills to Edward, Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: as imprest: to be applied as follows:
£
for bounty money5700
for the Victualling, to pay short allowance money6770
to ditto for the Victualling Course in their Office7530
£20000
Disposition Book XIV, p. 37.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwaite to procure the King's signature to royal warrants as follow: viz.
(1) for 2,400l. to the Lustring Company for their charge and loss in endeavouring by the King's command to settle a trade in Piedmont pursuant to a former agreement.
(2) for Col. Gustavus Hamilton: to discharge the rent reserved on his custodiam above the quit rent; which custodiam will end March 25 next when the estate will go to Mr. Pendergrass.
(3) for felling 1,000 trees in New Forest for the Navy, which were very much wanted for the works at Portsmouth [Yard].
(4) For Mr. Clayton to be Agent for Taxes in the room of Mr. Fillingham deceased, he having served as an assistant for about 2 years without salary.
(5) for 40l. to Capt. Aplin in Ireland as bounty ut supra p. 216 being the same as hath been allowed to others in like cases.
(6) for continuing an ancient allowance of 50l. per an. to the borough of Macclesfield for a preacher: out of the [Crown] land revenue.
Out Letters (General) XV, p. 293.
Same to Mr. Vernon. Pursuant to the directions of the Lords Justices of England signified in your letter of the 21st inst, the Treasury Lords have considered the enclosed state [missing] of the arrears of quit rents due from Protestants for the discharge of which the Parliament of Ireland addressed the King. My Lords cannot be ready to give their opinion for discharging so considerable a part of the King's settled revenue. The quit rents have been granted in mortgage for 33,050l. and int[erest], the greatest part whereof is still unpaid: so that the estate in law is not in the King but in the mortgagees. But nevertheless if there be a reason of state to part with these arrears of quit rents [in return] for a recompence [in the form of supply to be granted by or] in Parliament my Lords will not insist against what is proposed. Ibid., p. 294.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. My Lords have considered the petition of the Earl of Galway transmitted to them in yours of July 1 new style [June 20]. Please acquaint the King that the ordinary entertainment of the Chief Governor of Ireland of 6,593l. 6s. 8d. per an. and the allowance in lieu of wool licences have always commenced from the day on which such Governor or Lords Justices receive the sword of state. In particular it was so in the case of Sir Charles Porter, Lord Capel and Mr. Duncomb. Only the Earl of Romney's appointments were made to take place from a day certain 1691–2 Mar. 18 which was occasioned (my Lords believe) from the troubles and disorders at that time in Ireland. My Lords find no precedent to warrant these allowances from the day of kissing the King's hand. Also the former [out going] Governors are usually paid till they deliver up the sword. My Lords therefore cannot but offer their opinion against the proposed retrospection of these allowances, as a new thing that would infer a double charge and tend to his Majesty's prejudice.
As to the grant which is to be made to the said Earl of Galway of Sir Patrick Trant's forfeited estate we have in accordance with the King's pleasure (as signified in yours of the 10th inst.) appointed a day to hear the matter as to the justice of Lady Stapleton's debt.
The tallies for 200,000l. on the Malt Act are very nearly completed and there being very little contributed for the Lottery Ticquets within the time limited for such contributions (which time expired yesterday) there remains now no fund for the Civil List but the ticquets on the same [Malt] Act, which [ticquets] cannot be delivered into the Exchequer till next week: and then my Lords have resolved out of those ticquets to satisfy the ordinary entertainments due not only to Mr. Cresset and Mr. Stepney (whose cases are transmitted in yours of July 1 new style) but also to all the other Ministers in foreign Courts whose circumstances likewise seem to be very pressing.
Since mine to you of the 4th inst. concerning Mr. Palmes's Office ut supra pp. 200–1 my Lords have taken such care that the said Teller's father Mr. William Palmes and Mr. Peters his clerk have raised about 17,000l. upon their proper effects which [sum] is applied to [payment of] the orders in course, [charged on said Teller's cash] and at this moment they are chargeable with only 5,200l. to the King and about 3,000l. more to particular persons which the father (who is one of the son's securities) has under taken shall be cleared in 2 or 3 days' time. This being effected the clerk will have a demand for his loss by the Act. Soon after my Lords discovered this failing they suspended [Palmes] the Teller and all his clerks from receiving any more money till further order but there is about 10,000l. still in the chests, of which they [the said Teller's clerks] must attend the issuing to the persons to whom it belongs. My Lords hope there will be no loss to his Majesty of any part of the said money. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 295–6.
June 25.William Lowndes to the Attorney General enclosing an extract [missing] of a memorial to the Treasury from Thomas Hewitt Esq. Surveyor General of Woods, Trent North. You are to prosecute Thomas Markham as therein, and to advise Hewitt as to the best method to prevent the ill practices as therein of burning the heath and furze in Sherwood Forest. Ibid., p. 296.
Same to said Hewett. A certain sum is directed by Act of Parliament to be raised in Needwood Forest for Rupert Brown. You are to take care that the wood which is set out for that purpose is fairly valued and that Navy timber be carefully preserved. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Henry Baker of the petition of Francis Arundell shewing that about 18 years since he purchased of Sir William Perkins a parcel of land in Northampton town and enjoyed same very quietly, but it appearing since Perkins' death that he had before mortgaged same (inter al) to Edward Raney, petitioner is bereft of the benefit of his purchase: therefore praying that if the King make a grant of the said Perkins' forfeited estate a clause may be inserted to enforce the grantee to pay off said mortgage and clear petitioner's estate. Reference Book VII, p. 224.
June 25.William Lowndes to [? the Customs Commissioners] to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] of Jno. Holgate for regulating some ill practices committed on board the merchant ships in the Thames. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 234.
June 26.Money order for 145l. 8s. 4d. to William Wardour, Clerk of the Pells, for one year to June 24 last on his allowance of 100l. per an. for attending the Treasury Lords; and of 16l. 13s. 4d. per an. and 8l. 15s. 0d. per an. anciently allowed him by tallies of assignment out of the Customs for his attendance in vacation in his office. Order Book IV, p. 383.
June 29.Royal letters patent dated Westminster anno 29 sic for? anno 9 under the great seal for a grant to William Jones gent., son of John Jones, of the office of providing, compounding, making and serving of all manner of perfumes, rosewaters and sweetwaters and all other odoriferous things whatsoever necessary for the King's use and service: with the annuity or yearly fee for 20 marks: all in reversion of the said John Jones his father and for the natural life of the said William and as amply &c. as George Sheires, John Sheires, John Molfango [Wolfgang] Rumler, the said John Jones or any other predecessor therein:
And further granting to the said William Jones the office of Apothecary in ordinary for the Household similarly in reversion after the said John Jones and for life and with the annuity stipend or yearly fee of 40l. per an. and as amply as George Sheires, Francis Metcalfe or any others. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 42–6.
Warrant by the Lords Justices England for 10,000l. to William Lowndes: without account: for secret service. (Money warrant dated June 30 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 404.
Same for 320l. to Paul Foley Esq. for 64 days 1697 April 21 to June 24 on the usual allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons. (Money warrant dated June 30 hereon). (Money order dated July 1 hereon). Ibid., p. 405, Money Book XIII, 318, Order Book IV, p. 378.
Same for 3,000l. to Joost, Earl of Albemarle, Master of the Robes, as imprest for the Office of the Robes. (Money order dated July 6 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 407, Money Book XIII, p. 325, Order Book IV, p. 380.
Money warrant for 750l. to Sir Lambert Blackwell, 500l. thereof for equipage and 250 for 3 months on his ordinary of 1,000l. per an. as Envoy to the Grand Duke of Tuscany. (Money order dated June 30 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 314, Order Book IV, p. 376.
Same for 1,400l. to Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt for his own and his clerks' pains and services as follows: viz. 200l. for making a large book from the duplicates of the first 4s. Aid; 247l. 10s. 0d. for preparing, examining, issuing, receiving back, proving and cancelling 159,169l. in Bills of Credit on the Salt Act and keeping accounts of the same; 952l. 10s. 0d. for pains about the Bills of Credit on the 2 Acts 8–9 Wm. III c. 6 and c. 20. (Money order dated June 30 hereon). Money Book XIII, pp. 314–5, Order Book IV, p. 377.
June 29.Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay the 1697 June 24 quarter's salary bill of the Customs, London port: being 5,483l. 19s. 3d. for established salaries and 121l. 5s. 0d. for additional salaries or 5,605l. 4s. 3d. in all. Money Book XIII, p. 315.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to order payment of the same quarter's salary bill of the outports: being 6,416l. 6s. 3d. established salaries and 570l. 5s. 0d. additional salaries or 6,986l. 11s. 3d. in all. Ibid.
Money warrant for 25l. to Nahum Tate for same quarter on his fee as Poet Laureat. Ibid.
Same for 113l. 14s. 3d. to the Agents for Taxes being an overpayment by George Howells, Receiver General for Cos. Cardigan &c., on his account of the third 4s. Aid: same to be immediately paid back into the Exchequer on his account of the fourth 4s. Aid. (Money order dated June 30 hereon). Ibid., p. 316, Order Book IV, p. 377.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Rymer for 1697 June 24 quarter on his fee or salary as Historiographer Royal. Money Book XIII, p. 316.
Same for 75l. to William Weckett for same quarter's allowance for attendance and fee incidents of the Treasury Office and 5l. to John Hurst for same quarter for carrying letters. (Money order dated 1 hereon). Ibid., p. 316, Order Book IV, p. 378.
Same for 200l. to Henry Baker: on account: for Crown law charges. (Money order dated July 6 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 317, Order Book IV, p. 379.
Same for 20,000l. to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber: in full of 50,000l. as by the privy seal of Jan. 28 last supra Tr. Cal. XI, p. 373, for the service of his Office. (Money order dated July 6 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 317, Order Book IV, p. 382.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to imprest 1,000l. of Excise money to Bartholomew Burton, their cashier, for incidents of the Excise Office; taking care that same be repaid to "your said Cashier" when the said Office's bills of incidents shall be directed to be satisfied. Money Book XIII, p. 317.
Treasury allowance of the 1697 June 24 quarter's salary bill of the Excise Office: being (together with the Salt Duty salaries) 5,551l. 16s. 0d. Ibid., p. 318.
June 29.Treasury warrants dormant to the respective Receivers General of the Duties on Marriages &c. and the Duties on Houses to pay the salaries of the officer appointed for his district for surveying and inspecting those Duties: to be paid by moieties out of the receipts of the said two sets of Duties viz.
to Henry Whitebread, Receiver for Co. Beds., to pay 60l. per an. to William Chamberlain.
to Jno. Mason, Receiver for Cambridge, Ely and Huntingdon, to pay 80l. per an. to Mathew Helder.
to Lawrence Ambrose, Receiver for Co. Berks, to pay 70l. per an. to Richard Denton.
to Nicho Baker, Receiver for Co. Worcester, to pay 70l. per an. to John Skeate.
to Jno. Andrewes, Receiver for Co. Warwick, to pay 70l. per an. to William Spencer.
to Mr. Bromfield, Receiver for Co. Sussex, to pay 70l. per an. each to Alex. Shoebridge and Henry Bill.
to Morgan Whitley, Receiver for Anglesea, Carmarthen and Montgomery, to pay 80l. per an. to John Lloyd.
to Thomas Doyly, Receiver for Co. Monmouth to pay 70l. to pay 70l. per an. to Samuell Jones.
to John Child, Receiver for Co. Wilts., to pay 80l. per an. to Christopher Gardiner.
to Augustine Briggs and Leonard Blofield, Receivers for Co. Norfolk, to pay 70l. per an. each to Nicho. Greenwood and Thomas Gardiner.
to Benj. Mathews, Receiver for Co. Northampton to pay 70l. per an. to Thomas Knight and Richard Davis Knight, "to both of them."
to the Receiver for Co. Surrey to pay 80l. per an. to John Lucas.
to Morgan Whitley, Receiver for Cardigan and Montgomery to pay 60l. per an. to Walter Wyat.
to Geo. Howells, Receiver for Carmarthen, Pembroke and Haverford West, to pay 70l. per an. to Demetrius Grant.
to Morgan Whitley, Receiver for Denbigh and Flint, to pay 60l. per an. to Walter Jones.
to John Darbie, Receiver for Co. Dorset, to pay 70l. per an. to Phill. Chandler.
to Richard Tregear, Receiver for Cornwall, to pay 70l. per an. to Francis Carne.
to Ralph Williamson, Receiver for the East Riding, York City and Hull to pay 80l. per an. to William Ingram.
to same as same for the West Riding, to pay 80l. per an. to Edward Denneston.
to same as same for the North Riding, to pay 80l. per an. to Cole Mordant.
to same as same for Northumberland, Newcastle and Berwick to pay 70l. per an. to Geo. Williamson and Robert Cole.
to Richard Woolaston, Receiver for Co. Herts., to pay 70l. per an. to James Draycot.
to Thomas Mathews, Receiver for Co. Hereford, to pay 70l. per an. to William Hathway.
to Gilbert Spencer, Receiver for Kent and Canterbury, to pay 80l. per an. to Richard Gibson.
to William Cawthorp and Thomas Kent, Receivers for Lincoln, to pay 70l. each to John Cleake and John Butler.
to William Kent, Receiver for Lancs., to pay 60l. per an. to John Coker.
to the Receiver for Leicester and Rutland to pay 70l. per an. to Obed. Smith.
to Richard Cocks, Receiver for Gloucester, to pay 80l. per an. to Ezekiel Polsted.
to the Receiver General for Devon and Exeter to pay 80l. per an. to William Holbeach.
to Nath Rich, Receiver for Essex, to pay 80l. per an. to James Whitley.
to Ralph Williamson, Receiver for Durham, except Norham and Islandshire, to pay 60l. per an. to Joseph Alport.
to Hugh Horton, Receiver for Co. Bucks. to pay 70l. per an. to Robert Montague.
to William Green, Receiver for Stafford and Lichfield to pay 70l. per an. to Henry Smith.
to Thomas Cobb, Receiver for Southampton and Isle of Wight, to pay 80l. per an. to John Ryves.
to Robert Chaplin, Receiver for Suffolk, to pay 80l. per an. to Henry Morris.
to Cha Brawn, Receiver for Bristol, Bath and Wells, to pay 60l. per an. to Samuell Champante.
to Thomas Cuddon, Receiver Co. Midd., to pay 70l. per an. to Hugh Walford.
to Samuell Bradshaw, Receiver for Co. Derby, to pay 80l. per an. to Daniell Jenkinson.
to Andrew Huddleston, Receiver for Cumberland and Westmorland, to pay 70l. per an. to John Heming.
to Cha. Brawn, Receiver for Co. Somerset, to pay 80l. per an. to John Clifton.
to Geo. Hosier, Receiver Co. Salop to pay 70l. per an. to Edw. Batchellor.
to Jno. Parram [Parran], Receiver for Co. Oxford, to pay 70l. per an. to George Clewer.
to Thomas Trueman, Receiver for Notts., to pay 70l. per an. to Thomas Rookeby.
to Morgan Whitley, Receiver for Co. Chester, to pay 70l. per an. to Elisha Lancaster.
to the Receiver for the borough of Southwark to pay 50l. per an. to Sampson Crompton.
to Thomas Cuddon, Receiver for Westminster, to pay 50l. per an. each to Hugh Woollaston and Jno. Carvill.
to same as same for London, to pay 50l. per an. each to Richard Shirley, Thomas Twysse, Dugald Stuart and Edward Palmer.
to ditto, as same for Middlesex, to pay 50l. per an. each to Thomas Bavand, Hinton Rogers, Watis Corbet and Thomas Orbell.
Money Book XIII, pp. 320–3.
June 29.[William Lowndes] to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 10,000l. to Mr. Francis Eyles upon Mr. Hill's bills drawn for the subsistence of the Forces in Flanders: paying same by assigning the said sum to Eyles out of the tallies and orders in your hands on the 3s. Aid. Disposition Book XIV, p. 37.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 11,319l. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: as imprest to be applied as follows: viz.
£
to discharge 2 of Mr. Hill's bills of exchange for the subsistence of the Forces in Flanders, now in the hands of Mr. Walter Kent1319
towards answering Mr. Hill's bills for same payable to Mr. Schuylenburg now in the hands of Mr. Eyles [as above, p. 228]10000
Ibid., p. 38.
Jan. [sic for June] 29.William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to attend my Lords on Thursday next with your opinion what may be the best method to ascertain and pay the 30s. a day directed by the King to the Commissioners for the Land and Capitation Tax of 8–9 Wm. III c 6. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 297.
June 29.Same to Mr. Blathwaite. Before the King left for Holland he signed a letter for a great seal for granting to Thomas Railton several debts due on judgments and found by inquisition to be forfeited by the several persons as therein ut supra pp. 102–3; amongst which is a judgment against Visct. Clare, one against Sir Robert Nugent and one against Sir William Talbott: but the estates of these three being set by the Commissioners of the Revenue and Forfeitures to several tenants who pay the rents to the collectors the said Railton is hindered from receiving the benefit of his grant. I enclose a warrant for causing the profits arising from the said three estates to be collected and kept apart by the Receivers General Ireland and to be by them applied to the satisfaction of those judgments. Please lay the same before the King for his signature. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Yard to insert the following advertisement in next Monday's Gazette "and not sooner." viz. for the Contractors for advancing money for exchanging of Exchequer Bills to pay a further eight part of their subscription before July 6 next to the Trustees for managing the said service or their cashier. Ibid., p. 298.
Same to Mr. Aaron Smith enclosing the petition [missing] of John Jones shewing that you [Smith] have not complied with my Lords' directions for paying him 75l. 15s. 6d. for his charges in collecting evidence to prove the King's title to the Marquess of Powys's estate. Give my Lords your answer to this. Ibid., p. 299.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mary Thirlby, widow of Lieut. Thirlby, praying the arrears of her said husband as a Lieutenant in Brigadier Windham's Regiment. Ibid., p. 300.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Samuel Storey for an allowance for himself and Mr. Tooker for their extraordinary service and pains touching the tallies of pro on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Reference Book VII, p. 223.
Treasury warrant to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to depute Robert Cholmley and Richard Ennis as their agents for prizes in the port of Cadiz and the Districts thereof, loco Martin Westcombe Esq. "whom you have thought fit to dismiss from the said employment:" to be rewarded according to the merit of their service without any standing salary. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 328.
[?June 29.]Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease to Peter Joy of several lands and tenements in Cos. Middlesex and Kent being part of the lands of Charles Bickerstaffe [outlaw]: at 21s. 6d. per an. rent and fine of 43s. Ibid.
June 29.The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland. We have received from you a list of forfeited lands in Ireland to the value of 300l. per an. in order to a grant thereof to Mordecai Abbott, according to the King's pleasure. Please see that none thereof be given away or lessened by reprisals until the King's pleasure be known as to Abbott's grant. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 233.
June 30.Treasury allowance of the 1697 June 24 quarter's salary bill of the Office for Stamped Paper: being 1,227l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XIII, p. 315.
Treasury warrant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for same quarter for making a particular account of the Customs and for other services. Ibid., p. 318.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to the Treasury Lords (Cha. Montague Esq., Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox, John Smith, Sir Thomas Littleton and Thomas Pelham) for same quarter's salary ut supra p. 216. (Money order dated July 2 hereon). Ibid., p. 318, Order Book IV, p. 379.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay John Thorrowkettle 15s. 3l. 4d. for same quarter as messenger attending the Customs. Money Book XIII, p. 319.
Treasury allowance of said Thorrowkettle's bill of 15l. 3s. 4d. same quarter as messenger attending the Treasury Lords. Ibid.
Money warrant for 200l. to Thomas Rymer, Historiographer Royal, towards defraying the charge in transcribing and publishing according to direction of the King in Council the ancient leagues and public Acts of State between the Crown of England and other nations. (Money order dated July 1 hereon). Ibid., p. 319, Order Book IV, p. 379.
Same for 50l. to Math. Tite gent as reward for good and acceptable service to his Majesty. (Money order dated June 26 [sic erratum for? July 6] hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 325, Order Book IV, p. 378.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 5,500l. in Exchequer Bills of not more than 5l. each, to the Earl of Orford, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: as imprest and to be applied to the wear and tear of the Navy and to be paid over to John Taylor merchant in further part on his contract for hemp for this year for the Navy. Disposition Book XIV, p. 39.
June 30.Same to same to issue 168l. in the like bills to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be applied as follows viz.
£
to the head of Contingencies, to defray the charge of marching Trelawney's Regiment115
for subsistence to the Dutch Guards that attend the Princess at Tunbridge43
And similarly 25,000l. in like Bills to the Earl of Orford as Treasurer of the Navy: to be applied as follows
to [the head of wages] to be paid over to the Treasurer for Sick and Wounded Seamen and Prisoners of War on account of that service3000
to [be paid over to] the Victualling Commissioners 2,000l. for the service of the Sick and Wounded; 10,000l. for the Course of the Victualling Office and 10,000l. for imprests22000
Ibid., p. 40.
Letter of direction for 80l. to Robert Bell Esq. out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 41.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General. On your report of the 21st inst. on the matter of the corn imported from foreign parts by Nicholas Oursell, George Moor and Thomas Merritt ut supra p. 107 my Lords desire that no further stop be put to the proceeding against them for the Duty thereon. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 298.
Same to the Excise Commissioners for an account of the debts owing to his Majesty from collectors and other officers of the Excise that have been dismissed from their office; and what care is taken for the recovery of same. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Stanlake for an account in writing of all the causes now depending concerning the revenues of Excise, when they commenced, what proceedings have been had thereon and in what condition they now stand. Ibid., p. 299.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to admit to entry a parcel of cut whalebone imported by Jonathan and Benjamin Furly merchants of Colchester being imported after May 1 last but ordered before that date and which they were unable to countermand on hearing of the law prohibiting same: the said Commissioners having reported that petitioners had been under an unavoidable surprise &c. ut supra pp. 199, 222. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 358.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners of Transports of the petition of the owners of the ships Mountfort, Isaac, Markham and Eaton shewing that their ships were hired into his Majesty's service to bring some Forces from Holland into England on account of an intended invasion by the French; to wit by order from Lord Villiers his Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary there [Holland]; that the orders for embarking the said Forces were countermanded and the said ships in their coming home were taken by the French; therefore praying restitution for their loss according to appraisement: the said petition having been referred by the King to the Treasury Lords April 12 last. Reference Book VII, p. 225.
June 30.Treasury warrant to the four Tellers of the Receipt of the Exchequer carefully to view and inspect the moneys which are or shall from time to time be brought into the Receipt and to separate and set apart such pieces which you shall suspect to be base and counterfeit and immediately to cut the same; and to take and receive to his Majesty's use such of the pieces so cut as shall appear to be good and to deliver back the pieces appearing to be base and counterfeit to the parties bringing the same: all by reason of the many mischiefs and inconveniences which have arisen by the moneys coming into the Receipt not having been so carefully viewed and inspected and the base and counterfeit pieces not set apart and defaced as they ought to have been, to the great prejudice of the King and his good subjects. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 325.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease under the Exchequer seal to Henry Vincent and Francis Scobell of mines and minerals ut supra pp. 219–220 on terms and with covenants ut ibid and with proviso that same be void if no profits be accounted for in 4 years from date of the lease: to pass without fine in consideration of the great charge the lessees must be at in opening and working same. Ibid., p. 327.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland. John Davis Esq. has petitioned the King for ease in paying the arrears of his quitrents. According to a report of the late Lords Justices of Ireland his quit rents in Co. Cork amount to 143l. 1s. 3d. [per an.] and there is an arrear of 252l. 2s. 4¼d. thereon to Lady day 1695 which is respited on account of the late Vote of Parliament in Ireland touching arrears of quit rents from Protestants for waste lands, till his Majesty's pleasure should be known. There is a further arrear of 123l. 3s. 5¼d. to Michaelmas last; his estate being still a great part waste and the rest set at small value. To levy the arrear at once will ruin the tenants. In accordance with the late Lords Justices' opinion we desire you to levy the said 123l. 3s. 5¼d. by 5 half-yearly payments. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 234–5.