Warrants etc.
July 1697, 1-15

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'Warrants etc.: July 1697, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 12: 1697 (1933), pp. 232-254. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82799 Date accessed: 19 September 2014.


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July 1697, 1-15

July 1.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated "at our Camp at Cockleburg" to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the Treasury to direct the Auditor for Co. Chester to make forth debentures [on the Receiver of Crown Revenues for said county] for paying to the Mayor of Macclesfield 125l. for 2½ years to Lady day last on the pension of 50l. per an. (granted to the borough of Macclesfield by Charles II 1663 July 4 for such learned person as should be appointed by the bishop of Chester and the Mayor of Macclesfield to preach and instruct the people of the said borough and liberties thereof in the service of God, in regard of the small allowance to the minister of the said town being but 5l. 6s. 8d. per an.:) and further for the payment of said pension half-yearly in future. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 408–9.
Same dated same to the Treasury Lords to give their warrant to Phylip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, Benj. Timwell Esq., Sir Robert Smith, Sir John St. Barbe and the [Navy] master builder and assistant builder at Portsmouth for the felling of 1,000 trees in New Forest for the Navy. (Treasury warrant dated July 21 hereon accordingly). Ibid., pp. 410-11, Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 354-5.
July 1.Same dated same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to appoint Thomas Hall, Phillip Ryley, James Dewy, and William Clayton to be Agents for Taxes with 200l. per an. each: in place of Bartholomew Fillingham (since deceased) and the said Hall, Ryley and Dewy thereto appointed by the privy seal of 1695 May — ut supra, Tr. Cal. X, p. 1017, to whom the said Clayton was added (without salary) by Treasury warrant of 1695-6 Feb. 14 supra Tr. Cal. X, p. 1313. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 411-13.
Royal sign manual dated same for 2,400l. to the Royal Lustring Company: as royal bounty: without account: in consideration of the charge and loss by them sustained "in endeavouring by our direction to settle a trade in Piedmont." (Money warrant dated July 16 hereon). (Money order dated July 21 hereon). Ibid., p. 415, Money Book XIII, p. 339, Order Book IV, p. 389.
July 1/11Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated same to the Lords Justices Ireland for the pension of 3s. 6d. a day granted to Sieur Betemcourt, Reformed Captain of Foot on the list of French Pensioners in the Establishment of the Forces Ireland, and lately deceased, to be transferred and paid to — Chabrolles so as to make his present pension of 5s. a day into 8s. 6d. a day: as from July 1 inst. during pleasure. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 443, Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 296.
July 1.Money warrant for 25l. 9s. 6d. to Henry Bendyshe gent for himself and other clerks employed by Sir Thomas Trevor Kt., Attorney General, in transcribing several Acts of Parliament and Proclamations for his Majesty's service between 1695 July and 1697 May 27. (Money order dated July 6 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 325, Order Book IV, p. 378.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to forbear, until further order, levying tallies on the Tenths of the Clergy for any pensions payable at the Exchequer out of Tenths. Money Book XIII, p. 325.
Money warrant for 8,839l. 14s. 4d. to Charles Shales, his Majesty's goldsmith, for gold works and gilt and white plate and work thereon for his Majesty's service as certified by Heneage Montague, Master of his Majesty's Jewels and Plate; which sum together with 1,414l. 9s. 0d. (being the first article of the said certificate and for which an order is already drawn) and 6,690l. 3s. 0d. [as the value of or equivalent] for 26,760 ounces 12 dwt. of old plate delivered to the said Shales out of his Majesty's Jewel House, is to complete 16,944l. 6s. 4d. grown due to said Shales as below.
Appending: said certificate of jewels, gold works and plate delivered into the Jewel House between 1695–6 March 17 and 1697 June 17: viz as follows
£s.d.
a flat onyx George for the Duke of Gloucester set round with several large diamonds above a diamond Garter buckle and pendant for diamonds141490
41 ounces 2 dwt. 2 gr. of gold work most curiously wrought28608
5,023 ounces 13 dwt. 12 gr. of guilt plate most curiously wrought and enchased2989140
24,759 ounces 10 dwt. of white plate, new standard, great part finely wrought and enchased9829166
for new guilding 2,914 ounces 16 dwt. of gilt store plate449154
for refining 5,718 ounces 16 cwt. of white store plate54365
for new making 4,281 ounces 7 dwt. 12 grs. [of the like]30836
for repairing, mending and boiling 54,716 ounces 12 dwt. 12 gr. of white store plate790165
disbursed to the coffermaker and case maker7100
to the engraver for engraving his Majesty's arms on several parcels of the said plate15820
to the cutler and smith72126
to the officers of the Jewel House for a year's necessaries to March 25 last30
£1694464
(Money order dated July 8 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 326–7, Order Book IV, p. 384.
July 1.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 200l. to Thomas Rymer and 200l. to Henry Baker ut supra p. 226: out of loans to be made by themselves on credit of the duties on Malt. Disposition Book XIV, p. 42.
Treasury warrant to John Burdet (Burdett) forthwith to levy by distress &c. all arrears before 1693 Lady day of rent and mesne profits standing out on the estate of Richard, late Earl of Preston, owing to the King on account of the forfeiture of said estate; except such moneys as were received by Richard Rivington deceased or any other former authorised collector and now remaining in the hands of them or their executors. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 326.
Report to the Lords Justices, England, from the Treasury Lords concerning the salary for the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New York and the Massachusetts Bay, as by the order of reference from the King in Council of April 15 last.
We find that when New York was a distinct Government the salary to the Governor out of the revenue of that Province was 600l. per an. When Sir Edmund Andros (who was Governor of New England at a salary of 1,200l. per an.) was appointed Governor of New York he had only 200l. per an., part of the said 600l. per an. and the remaining 400l. was allowed to the Deputy Governor. We think the King may fitly grant the said 600l. per an. in like manner to the present Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New York.
We are informed that when the Governments of New England and New York were united under the same Constitution there was occasion only for one Lieut. Governor for the whole: but that now that the Massachusetts Bay, New Hampshire and New York are separate and divided in their Constitutions it will be necessary to appoint three Lieut. Governors. We conceive it very reasonable that some salaries should likewise be settled for the Lieut. Governors of the Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire: yet in regard we have not any precedents to guide us in that particular we cannot venture to give our opinion as to the sums fit to be allowed to those Lieut. Governors. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 329.
July 1.The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland to report on the enclosed petition of Joseph Kealy gent praying a grant of the inheritance of the land of Dunniney [? Duninga], part of the estate of the late Lord Galway in Kilkenny. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 235.
Royal warrant to same "given at our Camp at Cockleberg" for payment of 40l. to Richard Aplen ut supra p. 216 as royal bounty for services performed at Londonderry during the seige in the quality of a Captain of Foot in Col. Hugh Hamill's Regiment and in consideration of his losses and sufferings thereby. Ibid., p. 237.
Same dated same to same for a patent under the great seal of Ireland to remit and release to Gustavus Hamilton, his heirs &c., the rent of 180l. reserved (under direction of a royal letter of 1694–5 Jan. 7) on a [custodiam] lease for one year to him from 1697 Mar. 25 of several lands formerly the property of Roger O'Shaghnassy a forfeiting person; saving and excepting the quit rents and crown rents due thereout. Ibid., pp. 238–9.
[?]Regulation (under the sign manuals of the Lords Justices, England) of the Subsistence for the Forces in Ireland: to commence from 1697 July 1.
Regiment of Horse: colonel as such 5s. a day; Lieut. Col. as such 3s.; Major who has no Troop 6s. 8d.; Chaplain 3s. 4d.; Adjutant 2s. 6d.; Chirurgeon 3s.; kettle drummer 18d.; and 6 Troops, each thereof as follows viz. Capt. 7s.; Lieut. 5s.; Cornet 4s. 6d.; Quarter Master 3s.; 3 Corporals 18d. each; 2 Trumpeters 18d. each; 50 Troopers 12d. each: total per week 170l. 9s. 0d.
Two Regiments of Dragoons: Colonel as such 5s.; Lieut. Col. as such 3s.; Major with no Troop 6s. 8d.; ditto with a Troop 3s.; Chaplain 3s. 4d.; Adjutant 2s. 6d.; Chirurgeon 3s.; Gunsmith 2s.; and 8 Troops, each thereof as follows viz. Capt. 5s.; Lieut. 3s.; Cornet 2s. 6d.; Quarter Master 2s.; 2 Serjeants 1s. 6d. each; 3 Corporals 15s. each; 2 Drummers 12d. each; 60 Soldiers 9½d. each; total for each Regiment 202l. 9s. 6d. per week.
Eleven Regiments of Foot: Colonel as such 5s.; Lieut. Col. as such 2s. 6d.; Major as such 20s.; Chaplain 3s. 4d.; Adjutant 2s.; Quarter Master 2s.; Chirurgeon and his mate 3s. 3d.; and 12 Companies, each thereof as follows viz. Capt. 4s.; Lieut. 2s.; Ensign 18d.; 2 Serjeants 9d. each; 3 Corporals 6d. each; 1 Drummer 6d.; 50 Soldiers 4d. each; and one Company of Granadiers having 2 Lieutenants, 3 Serjeants and 2 Drums [and 50 men]: total for each Regiment 133l. 18s. 8d. per week. Total establishment 2,048l. 13s. 4d. per week. Ibid., p. 240.
July 2.Warrant by the Lords Justices England to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 1,000,000l. to Edward, Earl of Orford, Treasurer of the Navy as imprest for the Navy and the Victualling thereof. (Money warrant dated July 27 hereon. This order quotes the privy seal as dated July 24). (Money order dated July 27 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 407, Money Book XIII, p. 347, Order Book IV, p. 393.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies of pro on the Post Office for 38,228l. 0s. 4d. to the Bank of England for repayment of so much lent by said Bank 1697 June —. On the delivery of the said tallies of pro to the Bank the tallies of loan for said sum are to be taken in and vacated. Money Book XIII, p. 326.
William Lowndes to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue 1,000l. to me [Lowndes] on any unsatisfied order in my name for secret service; out of moneys of the Four and a Half per cent Duty. Disposition Book XIV, p. 41.
Treasury warrant to same to issue 16,164l. 11s. 5½d. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Ranelagh on any unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: as imprest: to be applied towards the subsistence of the Forces in Flanders. Ibid.
William Lowndes to same to issue 80,000l. as follows out of [Exchequer] Bills or Ticketts delivered into the Exchequer by the Managers of the Lottery on the Malt Act viz.:
£
To the Cofferer of the Household for the service of the Household30000
to the Treasurer of the Chamber upon account of the service of that Office10000
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the service of the Navy20000
to the Earl of Ranelagh on account of subsistence to the Army in Flanders20000
£80000
Ibid. p. 42.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to apply the money and Exchequer Bills that are in the Navy Treasurer's hands for wages, to the payment of recalls and [of] the lists of arrears of wages in course according to the custom of the Navy Office. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 299.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to procure the King's signature to the enclosed warrant for a privy seal for the usual allowance of 500l. per an. to Joseph Jekill Esq. as Chief Justice of Chester. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the letter of John Bayly about 2 small vessels laden with malt arrived from Ireland at Bideford. Reference Book VII, p. 224.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of the Marquess of Carmarthen and Sir Clously Shovell, Colonels of the two Marine Regiments, shewing that they expended above 4,000l. in recruiting [? each of] the said Regiment[s] at 40s. per man recruit money: that they have received 4,000l. for subsistence and recruit money in tallies on the 3s. Aid for [the encashment of] which they gave 26 per cent discount: therefore praying to be considered for said discount and to be paid the money due for recruits lately raised being above 4,000l. a Regiment for the said recruits and subsistence of the Commission Officers and 150l. [? 1500l.] due for quarters for both Regiments since 1694 and likewise 18 months' whole pay to the officers of the said Regiments. Ibid.
July 6.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated "at our Camp at Cockleburge" to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 500l. per an. to Joseph Jekill, Esq., Chief Justice of Chester, as an addition to the profits of his place there; being the like augmentation of salaries as all the Judges at Westminster and in North and South Wales have: to be paid termly. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 409-10.
Money warrant for 330l. to Charles Whitaker, Foreign Apposer in the Exchequer for 8¼ years on his patent fee of 40l. per an. viz. 7¼ years from 1677 Sept. 29 to 1684 Dec. 25 and one year from 1696 Lady day to 1697 Lady day. Money Book XIII, p. 327.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 70l. to Daniell Price out of any disposeable money in the Receipt. Disposition Book XIV, p. 59.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The Lords Justices of England will on Thursday next hear at their Board [at the Privy Council] the appeal of Mr. Brenton, Collector and Surveyor of Customs in New England, from a judgment given in the Courts of New England in favour of the owners of a ship called the Three Brothers. Some of you are to attend then. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 300.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. The Treasury Lords have taken care for the payment of the bills [of exchange] for 30,000l. payable to Mr. Bateman and Mr. Raworth and my Lords hope [that] by this time you know of the 100,000l. for the remittance of which they made an agreement last week with Mr. D' Costa and Mr. Henriques, of which they [the latter] sent 50,000l. last Friday and are to remit the remainder next Friday. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of John De Grave shewing that in Sept. last he bought the ship Chasseur by inch of candle for 542l. from the Prizes Commissioners and expended 358l. 17s. 9d. in fitting her out and that the Admiralty Lords have taken the ship into their custody alleging it was formerly taken from the French and afterwards in his Majesty's service but soon after retaken from the French; which case petitioner was wholly ignorant of: therefore praying repayment of 900l. 17s. 9d. from the Prizes Commissioners. Reference Book VII, p. 224.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, "given at our Camp at Cockleburg" to collect and levy the rents &c. of the forfeited estates of Visct. Clare, Sir Robert Nugent of Conreagh [? Cloonearagh, Co. Roscommon] and Sir William Talbott and arrears thereof and to pay same to the Receiver General of Revenue Ireland separate from all other the King's revenue Ireland, keeping a distinct account thereof until same amount is sufficient to satisfy the respective sums as follows, to which they are severally liable together with the interest due and to grow due, which interest is to be proportionably abated as the principal is paid off, viz. a judgment of 5,000l. against Visct. Clare for payment of 2,500l.; a ditto of 6,000l. against said Nugent for payment of 3,000l. and a judgment of 4,000l. against said Talbott for payment of 2,000l. which judgments were granted to Thomas Railton by the royal sign manual of April 16 last but he is prevented receiving same by reason the rents &c. are paid direct by the tenants to the collectors of the respective districts. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 236.
July 7.Money warrant for 176l. 17s. 6d. to Thomas Bendishe for the charges of passing several patents and privy seals and other disbursements for his Majesty's service. (Money order dated July 7 hereon). (Letter of direction dated July 7 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 328, Order Book IV, p. 380, Disposition Book XIV, p. 46.
Treasury allowance of the 1697 Lady day incidents bill of the Excise Office: total 744l. 0s. 8d. Money Book XIII, p. 328.
Money order for 67l. 10s. 0d. being 37l. 10s. 0d. to William Wardour and 30l. to John Low for three quarters to June 24 last on their allowance for locking up his Majesty's treasure [in the Receipt]. Order Book IV, p. 380.
Same for 35l. to the clerks and ministers of the Receipt as follows viz. 7l. to John Low; 7l. to Peter Le Neve; 5l. to John Taylour; 5l. to George Bryers for special reward for labour in vacation time in levying and counting tallies &c. for one year to 1697 March 25; and 6l. to Peter White, clerk to William Wardour for similar attendance. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 17,066l. in Exchequer Bills to Charles Bertie on any unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Ordnance: as imprest: to be applied to the sea service of the Office of Ordnance. Disposition Book XIV, p. 43.
Same to same to issue 2,500l. to Edward, Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: as imprest: for wear and tear of the Navy, being intended to be paid over to John Taylour on his contract for hemp. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Sir George Fletcher to pay into the Receipt what money is remaining in your hands for the arrears of rent due from you for the late Visct. Preston's estate. (The like letter to Lord Carlisle). Ibid., p. 45.
Same to Mr. Yard to insert in tomorrow's Gazette a Treasury notice that "tomorrow" July 9 and thenceforward there will be new subscriptions taken for advancing money for exchanging of [Exchequer] Bills authorised to wit: as well the 1,200,000l. [by 8–9 Wm. III c. 20] as the 1,500,000l. [by 8–9 Wm. III c. 6]; for which purpose there will be contracts or agreements ready for such persons as are willing to sign same at Mr. Maddocks, a cane seller, at his house over against the Royal Exchange in Cornhill and at the Office of the Trustees for Exchanging Exchequer Bills near the Exchequer. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 300.
July 7.Same to Mr. Blathwaite to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Peter Gaillardet in behalf of himself and partners, praying a third part of such ships and goods as have been taken and condemned by their means according to a contract made with Sir Paul Rycaut, his Majesty's Resident at Hamburg, by the King's direction. Ibid., p. 303.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the collieries of Cowpen and Bebside Co. Northumberland as below in order to a new lease thereof to Edward Hindmarsh for 15 years at the ancient yearly rent of 3l. 6s. 8d. and a tenth of the yearly profits.
Prefixing: report dated 1696–7 Jan. 16 by said Surveyor General on said Hindmarsh's petition for same. The premises were inter al granted by Charles I to David Erringham gent for 21 years from 1637 Lady day at an entire rent of 16l. 16s. 0d. per an. which rent was afterwards apportioned and 66s. 8d. per an. allotted to the collieries but the same being then overflown with water the rent was never answered before the Restoration nor any new lease thereof desired "till 20 years after" [the Restoration] when William Urwyn discovering these decayed works obtained a grant for 31 years from 1681 Sept. 27 at 3l. 6s. per an. rent and a tenth of the profits. There were 16 years to come in the said lease at Sept. 29 last. On June 9 last Urwin assigned to petitioner. The mines have not hitherto been wrought and the recovery thereof will be a great charge and the profit uncertain. In the existing lease there is a clause making it void if the collieries are not worked within 7 years. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 330–1.
Same to same for a particular of the scite and some demesne lands of the manor of Gillingham &c. as below in order to the extension to 61 years of the lease thereof to William Lambard Esq. in trust for the children of Allington Paintor deceased: without fine in consideration of the great charge the lessee is to be at in inning the Court Marsh and the losses sustained from the breach of the sea.
Prefixing: report by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands dated 1695 May 23 on Lambard's petition as Painter's executor. On the 13th June 1671 Charles II granted to Hen. Brouncker Esq. the said scite and lands of the yearly rent of 10l. 13s. 4d., certain woods there called Hawthwood, Frith Wood and West Wood of the yearly rent of 6l., other small pieces of land and a coppice and a coppice wood of the yearly rent of 16s. 2d. for 41 years. In 1674 Brouncker assigned to Painter. Lambard complains that by reason of the building of Gillingham Fort on the said Painter's freehold the same was much damnified and diminished; that in the reign of James II a "platform was built upon a parcel of ground called Court Marsh, being the chief part of the demesnes, whereon were 20 guns mounted and room for 60 more, and the gunners and soldiers did the tenants great harm by taking their sheep and hay and treading down their banks and fences, and in making the said platform the walls against the Medway were so worn that it was a great charge to keep them up so that in 1690 the water broke in upon the marsh of 300 acres and drowned the same; so that the petitioner desires the breach may be made good at the King's charge or that the rents of 17l. 9s. 6d. may be reduced to 20s. I have enquired as to the truth hereof from John Packer and Jno. Bloom who whilst near the place did (3 years years since) certify the truth thereof and that the tenant's losses amounted to 300l. and the Court Marsh is still under water and the charge for repairing the banks and walls will be 300l. at least and if not repaired will be prejudicial to the navigation of the river. There is no covenant in the lease to oblige the lessee to imbank. I rate a renewal at 405l. which will be offset by the charge for imbanking &c. Warrants not Relating to Money, pp. 332–3.
July 8.Treasury letters patent constituting Walter Whitfeild, John Bowles, Dalby Thomas and James Misson as Surveyors or Commissioners for the Duties on Glass ware, stone and earthen bottles and the Duties on Paper, parchment and vellum: with 300l. per an. each: in place of the said Whitfeild, Bowles and Thomas who were constituted 17 Sept. 1695 as Surveyors of the Duties on Glass as granted by 6–7 Wm. III c. 18 and 7–8 Wm. III c. 31 with 200l. per an. each; and were further constituted 1696-7 Mar. 13. as Commissioners or Surveyors of the Stamp Duties as granted by 8-9 Wm. III c. 7 with 100l. per an. each.
The herein Commissioners are to observe the tables of values of the said commodities as approved by the Treasury Lords 1695 Sept. 4 until further order. Ibid., pp. 333-346.
Treasury warrant to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to cause to be brought to London by the first opportunity of convoy two ships of Stephen Mason and William Parrett, merchants of London, viz. the Amelia and Ann bound for London from Jamaica with Plantation goods, which in their voyage home were taken by the French and retaken by several Guernsey privateers and carried to Guernsey and are there detained notwithstanding the said owners' endeavours to have them brought to London. Ibid., p. 346.
Treasury allowance of the 1697 June 24 quarter's incidents bill of the Stamp Office, not detailed: total 1,500l. 8s. 4¼d. Money Book XIII, p. 328.
Money warrant for 100l. as follows as proclamation rewards for arresting and convicting burglars: viz. 40l. to John Anderson, Robert Seagar, Jo[h]n Bonner, Walter Cantuall and Samuell Lee for arresting Jo[h]n Mart, Isaack Sound, Jo[h]n Allen and William Griffin: 10l. to Terance Barnes, 12l. to Joseph Baker, 2l. to William Treemere and 6l. to the abovesaid John Anderson for arresting Geo. Seagar, Joseph Potter and Benj. Ellison: 30l. to John Nevill, John Steward, Richard Monck and the said John Anderson for arresting Robert Powell, Thomas Walton and Jo[h]n Marshall: all as certified by Sir Edward Clark, Lord Mayor of London and Sir Salathiell Lovell Recorder of London. (Money order dated July 9 hereon). Ibid., p. 328, Order Book IV, p. 382.
July 8.Same for 50l. to Henry Baker gent. for 1697 June 24 quarter on his allowance as Solicitor for negotiating and looking after the affairs of the Treasury. (Money order dated July 13 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 329, Order Book IV, p. 387.
Same for 10l. to William Simnel and Martha his wife as proclamation reward for apprehending and convicting Richard Parsons a burglar: as certified by Sir John Holt, Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench. (Money order dated July 14 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 329, Order Book IV, p. 387.
Same for 1,000l. each to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations (John, Earl of Bridgewater; Ford, Earl of Tankerville, Sir Phillip Meadowes Kt., William Blathwayt, John Pollexfen, Jno. Lock and Abraham Hill) for one year to Lady day last on their salaries as by the privy seal of June 24 last. (Money order dated July 13 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 331, Order Book IV, p. 386.
Same for 1,090l. to William Popple, Secretary to the abovesaid Commissioners for same time, for salaries and allowances to himself and the clerks and other officers employed under the said Commissioners. (Money order ut supra). Money Book XIII, p. 331, Order Book IV, p. 384.
Same for 400l. (being 100l. each) to Sir John Nicholas Kt., William Blathwayt, William Bridgman and the executors of Richard Coolinge, [the four] Clerks of the Privy Council, for same time on their salary of 400l. per an. for attendance on business relating to the Commissioners of Trade at the Privy Council. (Money order dated July 14 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 332, Order Book IV, p. 388.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of [Crown Revenues in] Wales and to the Receiver General thereof to respectively make forth and to pay debentures for 140l. 13s. 0d. to John Read Esq., Sheriff of Co. Montgomery; being 80l. paid by him for the apprehending and convicting of Evan Griffith and John Jones, clippers and counterfeiters; and 40l. 18s. 0d. for the removing the bodies of Thomas Cappock upon habeas corpus from Montgomery County Gaol to Newgate on suspicion of high treason; and 19l. 15s. 0d. for similarly removing thence John Williams to Gloucester Gaol. Money Book XIII, pp. 332–3.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the [Malt] Lottery Tickets in the Exchequer: viz.
£
to several persons as in the list below in further part of 515,000l. appropriated for this year's expense of the Household and other his Majesty's occasions110000
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Navy and Victualling55000
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the pay and contingencies of the Forces55000
and further to issue as follows out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer to complete the orders or debentures due to the respective payees viz.
£s.d.
to Jeremy Sap9100
to Nahum Tate5
to the Keeper of Richmond Park6176
to the Keeper of the Bows2163
to the bailiff of Battles Walk2100
to the officers of the Works727
to Serjt. Trust [Turst]039
to Mr. Ryley2162
to Mr. Negus425
to Sergts. Payne, Charnock and Lawson 3s. 9d. each113
to the Sheriff of Southampton [for his surplusage].388
to ditto of Surrey for ditto6124
to ditto of Wilts. for ditto660
to ditto of Cambridge for ditto196
to ditto of Essex for ditto11511
to ditto of Herts. for ditto619
£681
Appending: list of the payees for the abovesaid sum of 110,000l.
£
the under clerks of the Privy Council200
Mr. Harrington300
Sir Robert Howard, for Exchequer Bills supra p. 2251400
Earl of Oxford in full of 2,000l.1600
French Protestants15000
Royal Gardens, to complete2400
Poor of St. Martin's100
Richard Long100
Jeremy Sap, part of 149l. 10s. 0d.140
Nahum Tate, part of 25l.20
Thomas Rymer50
William Fanshaw50
Mris Armstrong50
Keeper of Richmond Park, in part of 136l. 17s. 6d.130
Keeper of the Bows, in part of 197l. 2s. 7d.190
John Branch, bailiff of Battles Walk in part of 62l. 10s. 0d.60
officers of the Works, in part of 197l. 2s. 7d.190
Serjts. Truss, Charnock, and Lawson and Payne, in part of each 50l. 3s. 9d., each 50l.200
Keeper of Hyde Park50
Earl of Dorset, Keeper of Greenwich Park100
Lord Lucas 460l. for safe keeping prisoners; 110l. for half a year's contingent bills 4; 18l. for diet and lodging of Col. McEllyott718
Sir Samuell Moreland200
Sheriff of Southampton in part of 143l. 8s. 8d.140
ditto of Surrey in part of 456l. 12s. 4d.450
ditto of Wilts. in part of 66l. 6s. 0d.60
ditto of Cambridge and Huntingdon in part of 21l. 9s. 6d.20
ditto of Essex in part of 191l. 15s. 11d.190
ditto of Bucks.40
ditto of Hertford, in part of 66l. 19s. 0¾d.60
John Anderson for taking burglars100
William Simnell and his wife for the like10
Lodowick Bray40
Mr. Shales, in part of 10,254l. 3s. 4d.6000
Mr. Whitaker, Foreign Apposer33
Foreign Ministers, on their ordinaries17380
Mr. Ryley for the sewer in Hyde Park, in part of 222l. 16s. 2d.220
Mr. Negus for repairs in the Mews, in part of 774l. 2s. 5d.770
fees of the Duke of Gloucester's [Garter] Installment [Installation] in part of 440l. 13s. 7d.440
Mr. Grenville for 1½ years' rent450
the Great Wardrobe12000
the Robes2000
the Works12000
the Royal Gardens5000
the Stables5780
the Queen's Servants23000
the Privy Purse, in part2190
£110000
Disposition Book XIV, pp. 44–5.
July 8.William Lowndes to the Governor of the Bank of England. There is a new subscription intended to be taken for circulating Exchequer Bills of Credit. The Treasury Lords look upon it as a matter highly serviceable to the Government to have the said subscriptions made with as much speed as may be. They desire you to recommend it to the members of the Bank of England, of whose readiness to serve the public my Lords have always had good experience. (The like letter to the Governor of the East India Company). Out Letters (General) XV, p. 301.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to order their gaugers and other officers of Excise in the counties to give to the surveyors and inspectors of the Duties on Houses and the Duties on Marriages what informations they can for the improving and better ascertaining the said several Duties. Ibid.
Same to the Secretaries of the Admiralty to lay before the Admiralty Lords the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Victualling Commissioners touching payments in course. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. About Nov. 24 the Treasury Lords ordered that the Solicitor for Customs and the Solicitor for Excise should make use of none but King's Counsel in the King's business unless otherwise directed by the Attorney or Solicitor General; and that the said Solicitors' accounts for Crown law business should not be allowed unless signed by the Attorney or Solicitor General. It is represented as very inconvenient to the Customs Solicitor to have his accounts so signed. My Lords have therefore revoked the said order so far as concerns the passing of the Customs Solicitor's accounts. But in all cases he is to have recourse to King's Counsel not only at the hearing of any cause but also in preparing for such hearing. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 302.
July 9.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to admit to entry the 16 dozen of cut whalebone imported May 1 last by Henry Swinbourne, merchant of Newcastle, he being ignorant of the law prohibiting the importation thereof. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 357.
Money warrant for 1,285l. to Robert, Lord Lexinton for 257 days, 1696 July 28 to 1697 April 11, on his ordinary of 5l. a day as late Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany. (Money order dated July 13 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 330, Order Book IV, p. 385.
Same for 1,365l. for Richard Hill Esq. for 273 days, 1696 Aug. 30 to 1697 May 30 on the like ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector of Bavaria, Governor of Flanders. (Money order ut supra). Money Book XIII, p. 330, Order Book IV, p. 385.
Same for 1,365l. to James Cresset for 273 days, 1696 Sept. 8 to 1697 June 8 on the like ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburgh. (Money order ut supra). Money Book XIII, p. 330, Order Book IV, p. 385.
Same for 1,365l. to Phillibert D'Hervart for 273 days, 1696 Sept. 17 to 1697 June 17 on the like ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Swiss Cantons. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 330, Order Book IV, p. 386.
Same for 1,365l. to Alexander Stanhope Esq. for 273 days, 1696 Aug. 13 to 1697 May 12 on the like ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Spain. (Money order ut supra). Money Book XIII, p. 330, Order Book IV, p. 385.
Same for 1,365l. to Geo. Stepney Esq. for 273 days, 1696 Aug. 20 to 1697 May 20 on the like ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the several Princes of Germany on the Rhine. (Money order ut supra). Money Book XIII, p. 330, Order Book IV, p. 365.
Same for 273l. to Hugh Gregg "who is remaining, for his Majesty's service, with the King of Denmark "; being for 273 days, 1696 Sept. 26 to 1697 June 26 on his ordinary of 20s. a day. (Money order ut supra). Money Book XIII, p. 330, Order Book IV, p. 386.
Same for 819l. to Sir Paul Rycaut for 9 months or 273 days, 1696 Sept. 19 to 1697 June 19 on his ordinary of 3l. a day as Resident with the Hanse Towns. (Money order ut supra). Money Book XIII, p. 330, Order Book IV, p. 386.
July 9.Money warrant for 2,024l. to Edward, Visct. Villiers for 253 days from 1696 Aug. 1 to 1697 April 11 on his ordinaries of 5l. a day and 3l. a day as late Envoy Extraordinary to the States General and as Plenipotentiary at the Congress at the Hague: his allowance as Plenipotentiary at the Treaty of a General Peace being to commence from the said April 11. (Money order ut supra). Money Book XIII, p. 330, Order Book IV, p. 385.
Same for 130l. to John Robinson, late his Majesty's Agent in Sweden; for 65 days, 1696 July 29 to Oct. 2 on his ordinary of 40s. a day: his allowance of 4l. a day as his Majesty's Resident [there] commencing from the said date 1696 Oct. 2. (Money order ut supra). Money Book XIII, p. 330, Order Book IV, p. 386.
Same for 1,392l. to same being 300l. for equipage and 1,092l. for 273 days, 1696 Oct. 2 to 1697 July 2 on his ordinary as above. (Money order ut supra). Money Book XIII, p. 330, Order Book IV, p. 386.
Same for 1,165l. to Robert Woseley Esq. for 233 days, 1695–6 Feb. 28 to 1696 Oct. 18 (being the day of his return into the presence) on his ordinary of 5l. a day as late Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector of Bavaria, Governor of Flanders. (Money order ut supra). Money Book XIII, p. 331, Order Book IV, p. 385.
Same for 660l. to Henry Earl of Galway for 132 days, 1696 Sept. 3 (? 1) to 1696-7 Jan. 11 (being the day of his return into the presence) on his ordinary of 5l. a day as late Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy. (Money order ut supra). Money Book XIII, p. 331, Order Book IV, p. 386.
Money order for 2,795l. 17s. 1¾d. to John Packer Esq., Usher of the Receipt, in full of two liberates for necessaries delivered to the officers of the Receipt in Michaelmas and Hilary terms 1694 and Easter and Trinity terms 1695. Order Book IV, p. 382.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of [Exchequer] Bills or out of Tickets delivered into the Exchequer by the Managers of the Lottery on the Malt Act) 82,500l. to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Navy and Victualling; and 82,500l. to the Earl of Ranelagh for the pay and contingencies of the Forces.
At the same time you are to reserve 165,000l. in the said tickets to complete the 515,000l. appropriated for this year's service of the Household and other his Majesty's engagements. You are to issue the said 165,000l. to such uses of the Civil List as the Treasury Lords shall from time to time direct. Disposition Book XIV, p. 46.
Same to the Excise Commissioners for a state of the several offices under them as follows viz. their Register, their Secretary, their Solicitor for causes before them and before the Commissioners of Appeals, and their Clerk of the Securities; and how same have been formerly and now are executed, and how they may be best carried on in the future. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 302.
July 9.William Lowndes to Mr. Aaron Smith for an account what moneys you have expended on the King's behalf in carrying on the prosecution of the recovery of Sir Roger Strickland's estate. (The like letter to Mr. Nicho Baker). Out Letters (General) XV, p. 302.
Same to Mr. Henry Baker to inform the Lottery Farmers that you are directed to prosecute them if they do not forthwith pay in all arrears of their rent. Ibid., p. 303.
Same to Mr. Dodington for a particular account forthwith of the voluntary charge upon the Treasurer of the Navy for interest money received upon both [Exchequer] Bills and [money] orders. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Mayor &c. [of London]. We have received information that John Gabriell Keyser, one of the sworn brokers appointed by you and the Court of Aldermen, has coloured aliens' goods at the Custom House and has obtained a licence from the Exchequer to make a composition for the same. Being sensible how much this pernicious practice of colouring aliens' goods tends to the damage of the King and public we desire you to take away his licence, in order to the deterring of others from the like ill practice. Ibid.
Indenture of contract between the Treasury Lords and the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills as by the Acts of 8–9 Wm. III c. 6 and c. 20 whereby in consideration of the [fund of] interest and reward provided in the said Acts (with reference to the 1,200,000l. such Bills authorised by the second of the above Acts) the said Trustees contract with the Treasury Lords that the subscribers hereunto shall pay their subscriptions to the said Trustees in such proportions as the Treasury shall require by 14 days' public notice to be affixed in the Office of the Chamberlain of the Receipt and to be published in the Gazette; such subscription not to become obligatory on the subscribers till Proclamation be issued directing that the said Bills for the sum of 1,200,000l. shall be accepted in payment by all Receivers and collectors of Customs, Excise or Taxes and in all other payments to be made to the King: and further contracting that the subscribers hereunto will advance and pay in milled money or guineas to the said Trustees one full fourth part of their subscriptions after notice as above, provided the same be not before the last day limited for payment of the last part of the former subscription under the contract of April 27 last supra p. 141-3 [relative to the circulation of 1,500,000l. by the former of the above two Acts]: and such fourth part shall be applicable to the exchanging the said Exchequer Bills as well those for 1,200,000l. as those for 1,500,000l.: and on their part the Treasury Lords contract that before the said fourth part shall be advanced they will deliver to the Trustees Exchequer Bills to the amount of the said fourth part to be paid over by the Trustees to the contractors on their advancing such fourth part in money as above: and similiter the contractors hereby agree to pay their subsequent instalments as required provided that as such subsequent instalments are called up the Exchequer Bills that shall be exchanged therewith shall be immediately delivered out to each subscriber or contractor according to the quota of each. Further hereby it is agreed that the interest due to subscribers shall remain in the hands of the Trustees to be by them distributed only after the payment of the final instalment, thereby to ensure the payment of such instalments. The Trustees are faithfully to apply the advance moneys paid to them for the satisfaction of tallies and orders in course of payment from time to time: which they shall do in all cases where Exchequer Bills shall be actually brought into the Exchequer instead of money in payment of such tallies and orders where the owners of such tallies and orders are desirous of receiving milled money or guineas instead of such Bills in payment: all &c. on the lines ut supra pp. 141–3 and in order that no one against their own voluntary consent should be under any necessity to take payment in such Bills of any tallies and orders on any funds, and that ready money may be provided for exchanging the same. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 382–8.
July 9.Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Horatio Moore Esq. that no grant pass to Henry Baker or any other of the King's Tennis Court or ground thereto belonging till Moore be heard; he being entitled thereto after the death of Thomas Cooke. Caveat Book, p. 48.
July 13.Treasury allowance of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Office for 1697 June 24 quarter: total 58l. 18s. 0d.
And similarly of the bill, detailed, for moneys paid by the Hackney Coaches Commissioners and their inferior officers for taxes on their salaries: total 160l. 14s. 4d. Money Book XIII, p. 333.
Money warrant for 3,360l. 5s. 10¾d. to the Farmers of the Post Fines, being 3,297l. 16s. 2¾d. [of such fines] answered direct to the King by the sheriffs of the counties [instead of being paid to the said Farmers] for the year ended 1695 Sept. 29; and 62l. 9s. 8d. discharged by the Act of Pardon passed in the second year of William and Mary for which the said Farmers are to have allowance by their patent; but by reason of the great payments made by the said sheriffs for the apprehending of highwaymen, burglars and other offenders they cannot repay the said Farmers as usually hath been done. (Money order dated July 16 hereon). Ibid., p. 334, Order Book IV, p. 389.
Same for 169l. 19s. 9½d. to Robert, Lord Lucas, Governor of the Tower of London, for the safe keeping of prisoners for 4 quarters' bills 1696 June 24 to 1697 June 24 being respectively 77l. 6s. 106/7d., 36l. 1s. 94/7d.; 47l. 17s. 91/7d.; 8l. 13s. 4d. (Money order dated July 14 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 334, Order Book IV, p. 388.
Same for 24l. to same for contingencies expended by him for same year for his Majesty's service within said Tower. (Money order ut supra). Money Book XIII, p. 335, Order Book IV. p, 388.
Same for 150l. to Sir Charles Cotterell, junr., Kt., Master of the Ceremonies; for 1½ years to 1697 Lady on his 100l. per an. in lieu of all allowances by bills or otherwise usually received by the Master of the Ceremonies out of the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber. (Money order dated July 22 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 335, Order Book IV, p. 392.
July 13.Money warrant for 150l. to Richard Le Bass, Esq. Marischall of the Ceremonies for 1½ years to Lady day last on his annuity of 100l. Money Book XIII, p. 335.
Same for 600l. to Peregrine Bertie Esq., Vice Chamberlain of the Household, for one year to 1696 Michaelmas on his allowance as by the privy seal of 1694 April 14 over and above the ancient profits of his place. (Money order dated July 13 hereon). Ibid., p. 335, Order Book IV, p. 387.
Same for 182l. 10s. 0d. to John Dormer Esq., Assistant to the Master of the Ceremonies, for 1½ years to Lady day last on his annuity of 121l. 18s. 4d. Money Book XIII, p. 336.
Same for 300l. to Sir Charles Cotterell junr. Kt., Master of the Ceremonies, for same time on his salary of 200l. per an. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to John Knight, Customs Cashier to pay 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, for half a year to Lady day last on the 570l. 5s. 0d. per an. for the support of the honour of the said Order. Ibid.
Money order for 66l. 6s. 0d. to Gifford Yerbury, sheriff of Co. Wilts. ut supra Treasury Calendar XI, p. 327. Order Book IV, p. 387.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,000l. to the Treasury Lords for salary ut supra p. 216, out of the money repaid by Mr. Hume. Disposition Book XIV, p. 46.
Same to same to issue as follows out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on malt: viz.
£
to me [Lowndes] for secret service400
to the Churchwardens of Hampton town for the poor thereof50
Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The Victualling Commissioners have presented to my Lords the enclosed account [missing] of money remitted to and drawn from Cadiz for the service of the Victualling in 1695 amounting to 33,623l. 18s. 0d. for which, by an agreement with my Lords, they were to have an allowance of 1½ per cent. by way of commission. Please give allowance to the said Victuallers on their proper accounts, of so much as the said commission amounted to on the said total. But you are to take care that they be duly charged with 219l. 13s. 0d. for the interest incurred on the orders assigned to them for 20,000l. part of the said 33,623l. 18s. 0d. [viz. for the period] before the bills drawn upon them became payable. Ibid., p. 49.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Boyle shewing that he received 400l. at Carmarthen and ordered his servant to pay it to Walter Middleton, Collector of Customs at Pembroke or [at] Bristol and his servant going to Swansea but one of the horses becoming unfit for the journey the servant entered "it" on board the passage boat for Bristol; bu the money had not been long on board but [before] some officers have exhibited an information [for its attempted export] for want of a sufferance it being mentioned by the officer [the said servant] as butter instead of guineas in order to preserve it from privateers: therefore praying a non pros to the information. Reference Book VII, p. 224.
July 13.Same to same of the petition of Tho. Kent. Commander of the Slaughter galley lately arrived in the Thames from the Straits being a single deck ship of 250 tons, praying that she may be excused the one per cent. [or Mediteranean] Duty as other galleys of the same burthen already have been. Ibid., p. 225.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Robert Chaplin, Receiver General of the second, third, and fourth 4s. Aids for Co. Suffolk, praying payment of 500l. 3s. 0d. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt. Ibid.
July 14.Money warrant for 3,000l. to John Peters gent., clerk in the office of Guy Palmes one of the Tellers of the Exchequer, for loss sustained by him by answering new money by tale for the sum of 10,175l. 3s. 5¾d. in hammered money which upon the late alteration of the coin was by the Treasury Lords separated as money that might be punched but by reason of the general refusal of such moneys would [could] not afterwards pass in payment from the said [Palmes's] office; and also in consideration of his loss by answering and making good in like manner other hammered moneys which were directed upon [ordered to be paid by] the said office before or upon the 4th of May 1696 and afterwards would not be accepted. The said 3,000l. is to be satisfied out of the money paid back into the Exchequer by Peter Hume Esq. (Money order dated July 15 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 337, Order Book IV, p. 388.
Same for 50l. to the Churchwardens of Hampton Co. Midx. to be distributed for the benefit of the poor inhabitants thereof in accordance with the directions of the vicar of the parish and of the underhousekeeper of the King's palace there as by the privy seal supra Tr. Cal. X p. 781. (Money order dated July 22 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 337, Order Book IV, p. 391.
Same for 222l. 16s. 2d. to Phillip Ryley Esq. for so much expended by him in cleansing the great sewer and drains in New Park near Richmond. (Money order dated July 15 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 338, Order Book IV, p. 388.
Same for 225l. to Visct. Fitz Hardinge for 2¼ years to 1697 June 24 on his fee or allowance of 100l. per an. as Keeper of the Pall Mall in St. James's Park. Money Book XIII, p. 338.
Same for 120l. to Richard Hill Esq. for 1½ years to Lady day last on his salary of 80l. per an. as Latin Secretary. Ibid., p. 339.
Same for 6,000l. to William Smith Esq., Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, as imprest for one year to Lady day last for the wages and board wages of said Band (being the Capt., Lieut., Standard Bearer, Clerk of the Cheque, Harbinger and 40 Gentlemen Pensioners). (Money order dated July 16 hereon). Ibid., p. 341, Order Book IV, p. 389.
July 14.Money warrant for 66l. 19s. 0¾d. to Sir Thomas Rolt, sheriff of Co. Herts. for the year ended 1696 Sept. 29, for the surplus on his account, arising by his paying 160l. for apprehending a highwayman and several clippers, coiners &c. (Money order dated Aug. 4 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 346, Order Book IV, p. 398.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt [sic erratum for the Paymaster of the Works] to pay as follows out of the Malt [Lottery] tickets lately put into your hands for the service of the Works: viz.
£
to Michael Studholme, Surveyor of the [King's] Private Roads for divers repairs of the said roads according to Sir Christopher Wren's report8856
to Lord Fitz Hardinge for 2 years on the allowance for 50l. per an. for repairs of the Mall in St. James's Park100
to be reserved in your hands of the said tickets towards answering the charge of the Works now performing in the Privy Garden400
Disposition Book XIV, p. 47.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 5,000l. in Exchequer Bills to Edward, Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: as imprest for the wear and tear of the Navy: and to be paid over to Mr. Taylour in further part of his contract for hemp "but you are to take care that the said Treasurer be duely charged with the said sum in his Imprest Roll or Certificate to be examined by the Clerk of the Pells." Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay as follows out of the 395,447l. tickets charged on the Malt Duties and put into your hands: viz.
£
to clear the General Officers to 1695–6 Jan. 1 and to pay to 1696–7 Jan. 1 those who serve in Flanders this campaign55000
to pay Lord Galway's bills in the hands of Mr. Seignoret, Mr. Caille, Mr. Boit and Mr. Galdy which were drawn by his lordship for the support of the Troops which came from Piedmont (besides the interest due thereon from May 14 last) which [sum] is to be paid them with the the same advantages as if they had been adventurers by advancing of money18509187
to Mr. Patrick Lamb on account towards the expense of the Hospitals in Flanders 2,933l. for the arrears of the year 1696 and 8,000l. for this present year's service10933
to William Blathwayte for his allowance for executing the office of one of the Secretaries of State in attending on the King's person beyond the seas for one year ended Jan. 1 last2242
to the Earl of Oxford's Regiment on several warrants for the additional allowance of 8d. a day to the non commission officers and private men during their doing duty as guards from 1695 May 1 to 1696 Dec. 3111691180
to Thomas Lloyd Esq. Paymaster of the Works: upon account: for the charge of building the Guard House, barn and other offices in Hyde Park and St. James's Park for the service of the Guards2045189
to Cha. Hopson for providing quilts, bedsteads, bolsters, blankets, chairs, carpets and other furniture for the use of the Horse Guards at Kensington193
to the several Majors of Brigade for their pay for the campaign of 16961980
to Col. Charles Godfrey for 1 year to June 24 last on his allowance of 800l. per an.800
to clear the remaining moiety of the offreckonings for clothing for the year ended 1696–7 Jan. 1; the other moiety being paid by [loans on] the Salt fund12413211
to Brigadier Hastings to complete a warrant for his arrears of pay197100
£22772516
After satisfaction of the above particulars you are to reserve the residue of the said 395,447l. for such other uses of the war as my Lords shall particularly appoint. Ibid., p. 48.
July 14.William Lowndes to Mr. Fox. My Lords have directed 10,000l. in Malt ticquets to you and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in your name for the service of the Forces [in Ireland]. My Lords desire you not to dispose of the said tickets to any uses other than such as my Lords shall particularly direct from time to time. Ibid., p. 49.
Same to the Sheriffs of Middlesex to forthwith pay into the Exchequer the money received by you for the fine set upon Mr. Clancey. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 303.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to attend the Lords Justices of England in Council on Thursday next on the further hearing of the appeal of Jahleel Brenton, Collector and Surveyor General of Customs in New England, pursuant to the said Lords' order of the 8th inst. Ibid., p. 304.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Frances Mackenzie, widow of Lieut. Col. Mackenzie concerning arrears due to him. Ibid., p. 305.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed extract [missing] of a demand claimed by Mr. Pereira in his account. Ibid.
July 14.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Edward Wigham as tidesman in Newcastle port loco Jno. Amcourt deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 355.
Same to Sir Thomas Trevor, Attorney General, to enter a noli prosequi to the information in the Exchequer exhibited by John Ford in the said Attorney General's name against John Harrison, John Warden, Thomas Warden, Thomas Crouch, John Frankwell, Peter Collier and Mary Oliver for the value of several parcels of French silks coming to their hands, and to other informations in the names of said Ford and John Naish against the same for the penalty of 500l. for conveying the goods in question: the accused having taken out letters of licence from the Exchequer Court for compounding with Ford and Naish as follows viz. Harrison 10l., John Warden 50l., Mary Oliver 50l., Thomas Crouch 35l., John Frankwell 40l. and Peter Collier 10l. Ibid., p. 356.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Benj. Harris for employment as a land carriageman in London port, there being two vacancies. Reference Book VII, p. 225.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Mason, Esq., Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Cambridge, praying to have transferred to his account of the 3s. Aid an overpayment of 215l. 12s. 9d. made by his correspondent's mistake on the third 4s. Aid and of 1,193l. 19s. 2½d. similarly wrongly overpaid on the fourth 4s. Aid. Ibid., p. 226.
July 15.Treasury warrant to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to pay (out of moneys arising by wood sales) 247l. 6s. 0½d. for bills as follow viz. 86l. 11s. 11d. for repairs done at several times in Hyde Park in 1696 and 165l. 14s. 1d. for repairs in New Park in 1695; the workmen to whom same is due being necessitous persons. Money Book XIII, p. 338.
Money warrant for 500l. to Henry Baker Esq.: upon account: for Crown law charges. (Money order dated July 17 hereon). Ibid., 339, Order Book IV, p. 390.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer. My Lords have directed 408,550l. 9s. 1¾d. to you out of Malt tickets. Please reserve same in your hands for such services of the Navy and Victualling as my Lords shall particularly direct from time to time. Disposition Book XIV, p. 49.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of Malt [Lottery] tickets: viz.:
£s.d.
to the Earl of Orford for the service of the Navy, which with 157,500l. already issued to him out of the like tickets will make 408,550l. 9s. 1½d. for the [total] proportion to the Navy and Victualling out of the said tickets2510509
to Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance, for sea service of the Office of Ordnance339491010¼
to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby for the transport service10000
to Charles Bertie for land service of the Office of Ordnance37053
to the Earl of Ranelagh, which with 157,500l. already issued will make up 395,447l. [being the total proportion out of the said tickets] for the service of the Forces237947
£570000
The remainder of all the Malt tickets, to wit 165,000l., is to be reserved to such uses of the Civil List as my Lords shall from time to time direct. Ibid., p. 50.
July 15.William Lowndes to Mr. Clarke to prepare a warrant to be signed by the Lords Justices, England, to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh, as Paymaster of the Forces, to pay 10,930l. to Patrick Lamb Esq. on account of the Hospitals in Flanders viz. 2,930l. for arrears for the year 1696 and 8,000l. for the present year ut supra p. 250. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 304.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte. My Lords have heard Counsel on Lady Stapleton's claim of 8,443l. 17s. 4d. upon the estate of Sir Patrick Trant. Counsel produced a decree in the Chancery, England, 1689–90 Feb. 4 (2 or 3 years before Trant's outlawry) for said debt and alleged that but for Ireland being in other hands she could have reached the profits of Trant's estate and insisted upon a promise of Lord Galway that he would not enjoy said estate unless she were satisfied, as is sworn by Miles Stapleton. On the other hand Lord Galway's counsel alleged that the decree could not affect Trant's estate as he was in rebellion and the outlawing would have related to the time of the treason committed and do not admit that (if there had been no attainder) a decree in Chancery here would have reached lands in Ireland. Lady Stapleton's counsel answered that a decree binds personally and not the lands, but ex debito justitiae the decree in England shall reach the profits in Ireland as much as an estate in England by sequestration. Galway's counsel replied that a decree here doth not bind in Ireland as it doth in England but that it is a matter whereon to begin a suit in Ireland only. Stapleton's Counsel replied that if the King certify the decree into Ireland it has the same effect as if 'twere a decree there without any new hearing and on that offered to put the issue.
Lady Stapleton says she had rather have her debt out of any other estate then Trant's, and Galway's Counsel are desirous it should be satisfied some other way.
The Treasury Lords think her debt just and justly charged on Trant's estate and they cannot advise the granting of that estate till she be satisfied. Please lay this before the King for his pleasure. Ibid., pp. 304–5.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. John Pickering for payment of 66l. to balance his accounts for the year 1692. Ibid., p. 306, Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 237.
July 15.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt for an account what pensions are granted out of the First Fruits and Tenths, their date, the considerations upon which granted, and upon what dioceses same are charged generally or specially. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 306, Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 237.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Michael Wicks shewing that his goods and writings are seized into the King's hands under pretence of a debt due to the King from him when Receiver of the [Plantations] Customs; praying that his goods and writings may be restored him "and that little money which was seized with them" until the said debt so alleged to be due be made out against him. Reference Book VII, p. 225.
Same to the Postmasters General of the petition of Thomas Samson praying to be continued as Chief Sorter of Westminster Penny Post Office; having behaved himself faithfully in that office and suffered much by being turned out. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of George Cutbert, clerk, shewing that John Thacker obtained a re-grant of a tenement in the manor of Shippon Co. Berks. on surrender, and agreed with petitioner "at a much overvalue, as it since falls out" for petitioner to name the 3 lives and have the lease pass to him and petitioner paid the fine to his solicitor above 13 months before Thatcher's death but by reason of delays Thatcher died before the lease was perfected so that another life being now fallen in, petitioner will be much damnified in the fine: therefore praying a new grant to himself. Ibid., p. 226.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Love Receiver General of the four 4s. Aids for Co. [Huntingdon] praying allowance of 300l. for his extraordinary charges in his said receipt. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Johna[than] Blackburne Esq. et al for an allowance of a drawback of 8d. per bushel laid upon rock salt melted and refined by an Act of last Sessions [7–8 Wm. III c. 31] in like manner as the 12d. per bushel was allowed by an Act of 5 and 6 Wm. III [5 Wm. and Mary c. 7]. Ibid.