Warrants etc.
July 1697, 16-30

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'Warrants etc.: July 1697, 16-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 12: 1697 (1933), pp. 254-274. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82800 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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July 1697, 16-30

July 16.Money warrant for 400l. to Peter Hume Esq. for incident charges of the Malt Lottery (to discharge divers debts and to pay for sewing up the tickets for plates for the blanks and prizes, for making the necessary preparations for drawing the said tickets and other necessary charges thereof): without account other than such as he is to render to the Managers of the said Adventure. (Money order dated July 21 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 340, Order Book IV, p. 391.
Same for 18,314l. 13s. 0½d. to the Queen Dowager for 1½ years to 1697 June 24 on her respective annuities of 10,972l. 17s. 3d. and 1,236l. 16s. 1½d. [out of the Excise] as by the patents of 1672 Dec. 20 and 1674 Oct. 9. Money Book XIII, p. 340.
July 16.Same for 910l. (905l.) to John Methuen Esq. for 181 days Sept. 13 last to Mar. 13 last on his ordinary of 5l. a day as late Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal: Mar. 13 last being the date of his return into the presence from the said employment. (Money order dated July 21 hereon). Ibid., p. 341, Order Book IV, p. 395.
Same for 774l. 2s. 5d. to Francis Negus Esq. for repairs at the Mews and paving the streets and stables for 15 months ended 1696 March 25. (Money order dated July 21 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 341, Order Book IV, p. 390.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 500l. to Henry Baker ut supra p. 252 out of [Malt] Lottery tickets reserved in the Exchequer for the uses of the Civil List: "but you are to take care that the said tickets be first signed by the Teller or his chief clerk." Disposition Book XIV, p. 47.
Same to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue as follows out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer, to complete the orders or debentures to the respective payees as follows: viz.
£s.d.
to the Treasurer of the Queen Dowager41210
to the Farmers of the Post Fines510¾
to the Attorney General168
to the Earl of Rochester676
to Lord Fitz Hardinge500
to Mr. Dormer2100
to the Sergeant of the House of Commons250
to Andrew Lawrence5100
and further to issue 106,100l. out of the 165,000l. of Malt tickets reserved for the Civil List ut supra p. 253; taking care that the said tickets be first signed by the Teller or his clerk: viz.:
£
to the Commissioners for Trade7000
to Mr. Popple, Secretary to that Commission1090
to the Cofferer of the Household9450
to the Treasurer of the Chamber8000
to the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners6000
to the Earl of Portland for the Privy Purse17810
to the Queen Dowager in part18310
to Mr. Knight and Mr. Burton15430
to the Farmers of the Post Fines in part3360
to the Treasurer of Greenwich Hospital2000
to the 11 Judges of England for Easter and Trinity terms5500
to the Justices of Chester350
to the 11 Masters in Chancery550
to the Attorney General in part80
to the Solicitor General70
to the Vice Chamberlain of the Household600
to the Earl of Rochester in part240
to Lord Fitz Hardinge in part220
to Sir Charles Cotterell450
to Mr. Dormer in part180
to Mr. Le Bass150
to the Clerks of the Council attending the Committee of Trade400
to Mr. Hill, Latin Secretary120
to Mr. East, Clerk of Estreats30
to Mr. Joddrell, Clerk of the House of Commons30
to the under clerks &c. attending the said House130
to the Sergeant of the said House, in part130
to the Speaker of the said House320
to Andrew Lawrence in part40
to Robert Stephens60
for Mr. Nicolas and Mr. Grenville's portion3000
to the Earl of Shrewsbury for secret service3000
to Sir William Trumbull for secret service2000
£106100
Disposition Book XIV, pp. 51–2.
July 16.William Lowndes to the Earl of Orford, Treasurer of the Navy, to apply as follows out of the 408,550l. 9s. 1¾d. directed to you in Malt tickets ut supra p. 252 viz.
£s.d.
to the wear and tear of the Navy1357983
to the ordinary1599312
to the Officers of the 2 Marine Regiments316518
£15495714
In the margin: Memorandum: this letter cancelled: see infra p. 266 under date July 23. Ibid., p. 52.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial of Major General Leveson concerning his pay as a General Officer. How much is due to him to clear him as far as the rest of the General Officers in Flanders. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Ambassadors as follows out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer, which with the sums already directed ut supra p. 244–5 out of Malt tickets to these payees will complete their ordinaries: viz. Lord Galway 5l.; Mr. Hill 5l.; Mr. Greg 3l.; Mr. Cresset 5l.; Mr. Harvart 5l.; Sir Paul Rycot 9l.; Mr. Stanhope 5l.; Mr. Stepney 5l.; Mr. Robinson 2l.; Mr. Woolseley 5l. Ibid., p. 54.
Treasury warrant to same to issue 10,000l. in Exchequer Bills (each Bill not to be for not more than 5l.) to Edward, Earl of Orford, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: as imprest: to be paid over to the Victualling Commissioners: and 4,000l. thereof to be applied by them for imprests and 6,000l. for the course of payments in the Victualling Office. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Fox to pay (out of Lottery tickets lately issued at the Exchequer to you) 20l. to Eliz. Culliford, administratrix of Capt. William Webster for the use of the said Webster's children and as in part of 122l. 10s. 0d. which was respited on his pay. Ibid., p. 63.
Same to Mr. Nicholas. My Lords have put 3,000l. in Lottery tickets into your hands for Mris. Granvill's [marriage] portion. You are to reserve same for that use "without issuing the said tickets or any part thereof but by further order from their Lordships." Ibid., p. 67.
July 16.William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Vernon, written by direction of the Lords Justices of England, concerning the present currency of foreign gold. What expedients may be best used to prevent the mischiefs that attend the same? Out Letters (General) XV, p. 304.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. The demands upon the Office of Mr. Palmes appearing now to be fully satisfied my Lords desire you to represent to the King that they find it has been a practice amongst the Tellers' clerks for many years past (even before the grant of the office to Mr. Palmes as one of the Tellers) to deal in the borrowing and lending of moneys on their own accounts and to their particular advantage, for which they had frequent opportunities by reason of their employments and acquaintance with the lenders of money at the Exchequer: and although this credit of the Tellers or rather of their clerks may sometimes have been useful to supply money for his Majesty's service in the publique offices yet my Lords, considering the great hazard to which the public credit in the Exchequer must be liable so long as it might be affected by any misfortunes or deceipts of the clerks in managing a trade for themselves, and apprehending that the money which they borrowed was or in probability would have been otherwise lent to the King on the public funds and that the clerks might frequently be under temptations to use the King's money to answer their own payments, but chiefly because my Lords look at this practice to be an innovation not warranted by the laws of the Exchequer, they have for some time past resolved to suffer the same no longer. They hope they have taken such care and settled such a constant inspection in the accounts and cash of the Exchequer that all future mischiefs and hazards relating to the public moneys there will be obviated.
As to the particular case of Mr. Palmes, when his cash was visited and I examined his vouchers pursuant to my Lords' commands (both which should have been done constantly by the Auditor of the Receipt according to the law of the Exchequer) Mr. Palmes's Office appeared to be deficient about 25,000l. as was formerly intimated to you supra pp. 200–1. My Lords found that William Palmes, the Teller's father, and Mr. John Peters, the Teller's clerk, did earnestly endeavour to make good the money and clear the Office and for that purpose they did presently tender such effects as they had whereupon about 17,000l. hath since been raised and was applied towards the said debt, and the rest of it [the debt] hath been actually borrowed by the said William Palmes upon his own estate or credit: so that the whole debt is satisfied and particularly the 5,000l. of his Majesty's money is repaid which was [by my Lords] applied to answer present demands and to prevent any discredit by denying or delaying the same.
When you lay this before the King my Lords desire you to represent to him that the alteration of the coin did unavoidably bring great difficulties and loss on the Tellers; that Mr. William Palmes, as surety for his son, must needs have been at very great charge to convert the said effects into money and to make good all the demands on the said Office without any loss to his Majesty and (as my Lords hope) without any such discredit to the Exchequer as may have any bad consequences for the future.
As your letter of the 10th June, new style, signifies that after payment of the Royal Household the King would give order for the payment of the pensions of which he took a list with him at his going for Flanders, my Lords being very sensible of the great necessities some of the persons concerned are reduced to, have now made provision for the Household; and there being no fund out of which those pensions can be satisfied except the Lottery Tickets which should be issued to be drawn on the 10th of the next month according to the Act of Parliament, my Lords do desire the King's directions concerning those pensions. As to the 10,000l. for the Privy Purse mentioned in yours of the 8–18th inst. my Lords have directed the payment thereof out of the Malt tickets, there being no tallies on the Malt duty remaining undisposed of. Out Letters (General) XV, pp. 306–7.
July 16.William Lowndes to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of John Baber, Solicitor in the Excise; with the Excise Commissioners' report thereon. Ibid., p. 308.
Same to Mr. Clark to procure a warrant to be signed by the Lords Justices, England to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 561l. 15s. 0d. as follows in repayment of one fourth part of moneys subscribed by the persons as below to the intended National Land Bank; together with 7 per cent. interest thereon from the date of their respective subscriptions: viz.
£s.d.
Ann Robinson on her subscription of 600l. made 1696 June 8150
interest for 1 year to 1697 June 810100
Capt. Francis Robinson on his subscription of 1,000l. made 1696 June 925000
one year's interest as above17100
Daniel Poulce on his subscription of 500l. made 1696 June 10125
one year's interest as above8150
£561150
the said fourth parts having been paid into the Exchequer by the Commissioners for taking the said Subscriptions and having been thence issued to the Earl of Ranelagh for the service of the Forces. Ibid., p. 309.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition of Eliz. Hill, widow of Capt. Richard Hill deceased, praying something to defray her charges [of going] over into Ireland. Ibid., p. 335.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to allow 139l. 2s. 6d. on the account of William Hornby late collector of Excise for Co. Leicester, there being 3 promissory notes remaining in the Excise Office dated 1688 Dec. under the hands of George Ashby and Jno. Verney and divers other gentlemen of said county for respectively 22l., 6l. and 111l. 2s. 6d. in favour of said Hornby; it appearing that the said sum was in the late time of Revolution taken from said Hornby by the then Earl of Devonshire and the Bishop of London and disposed of to Capt Low and Alexander Dixon, officers of a Troop of Dragoons then raised and continued by said Earl. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 347.
July 16.The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Admiralty Lords together with a letter [missing] from Mr. Naish, a purveyor employed by the Navy Commissioners in Ireland, touching the obstructions he meets with in providing timber for the Navy in the forfeited woods in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 239.
July 20.Warrant by the Lords Justices of England to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 20,000l. to Sir Stephen Evance, Kt., the King's Jeweller, for jewels furnished or to be furnished for the King's service. [The privy seal hereon is dated July 24]. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 413.
Money warrant for 81l. 6s. 8d. to Sir Thomas Trevor for one year to Lady day last on his fee as Attorney General.
70l. to Sir John Hawles for same to same as Solicitor General. Money Book XIII, p. 303.
Same for 200l. to Sir William Trumbull, one of the Principal Secretaries of State; for secret service: without account. (Money order dated July 21 hereon). Ibid., p. 342, Order Book IV, p. 390.
Same for 2,852l. 11s. 9d. to Sir Edward Wills and Sir Owen Buckingham, Sheriffs of London and Middlesex for the year ended 1696 Sept. 29 in part of 3,235l. 7s. 7d. for money expended in removing prisoners and apprehending highwaymen, clippers, coiners &c.; the remainder thereof being to be satisfied to them by allowances in their account. Of the said 2,852l. 11s. 9d. the sum of 962l. 11s. 5d. is to be satisfied out of moneys which they shall pay into the Receipt [for arrears of taxes] (viz. 2l. 6s. 2d. for the Poll of 1 Wm. and Mary; 17l. for the 12d. Aid of 1 Wm. and Mary; 128l. 19s. 6d. for the 2nd Aid and Additional 12d. Aid of 1 Wm. and Mary; 226l. 0s. 8d. for the Poll of 2 Wm. and Mary; 101l. 14s. 0d. for the Quarterly Poll of 4 Wm. and Mary; 25l. 1s. 0d. for the Review of the Poll of 4-5 Wm. and Mary; 437l. 14s. 3d. for the 4s. Aid of 5 Wm. and Mary) and 1,890l. 0s. 4d. out of any unappropriated money in the Receipt. (Money order dated July 20 hereon). Money Book XIII, pp. 342–3. Order Book IV, p. 390.
Same for 60l. to Robert Stephens, messenger appointed to look after the printing press, being 50l. for one year's reward to Lady day last and 10l. for his charges and in lieu of bills for same time. (Money order dated July 21 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 343, Order Book IV, p. 397.
Same for 20,000l. to Edward Nicholas Esq. in full of 50,000l. as by the privy seal of April 19 last supra p. 86 for allowances for the servants of the late Queen &c. (Money order dated July 24 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 343, Order Book IV, p. 392.
Same for 246l. 7s. 6d. to Lawrence, Earl of Rochester for 2¼ years to June 24 last on his fee of 6s. a day as Keeper of New Park at Richmond. Money Book XIII, p. 344.
Same for 66l. 13s. 4d. to Thomas Done Esq. for one year to Lady day last on his patent fee as one of the Auditors of Imprests. Ibid.
July 20.Money warrant for 45l. 10s. 0d. to Andrew Lawrence, Surveyor of his Majesty's Ways &c., on his fee of 3s. 4d. a day for the June 24 quarter in each year for the 3 years 1689 June 24 to 1692 June 24. Money Book XIII, p. 344.
Same for 40l. to John Luff, Dr. of Physick and Reader of the same in the University of Oxford: for one year to 1696 Sept. 29 on his fee as such. Ibid., p. 348, XIV, p. 275.
Same for 10l. to the University of Cambridge for same time on the perpetuity for a preacher. Ibid. XIII, p. 349.
Same for 13l. 6s. 8d. to same for same time on the perpetuity for a Divinity Lecture. Ibid.
Same for 40l. to Thomas Boucher, Dr. of Civil Law and Professor of same in Oxford University, for same time on his fee. Ibid.
Same for 16l. 13s. 4d. to the Master &c. of Emanuel College Cambridge for same time on their perpetuity. Ibid.
Same for 40l. to George Oxenden, Dr. of Civil Law and Professor of same in Cambridge University, for same time on his fee. Ibid., p. 350.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 561l. 15s. 0d. out of the [Malt] Lottery tickets to Ann Robinson, Fra. Robinson and Daniell Poulce in repayment of National Land Bank quarter subscriptions ut supra p. 258. Disposition Book XIV, p. 53.
Same to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay to the Yeomen of the Guard (out of Malt [Lottery] tickets lately issued to you for the service of your Office) as much as will complete their satisfaction to Lady day last. Ibid., p. 54.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to hang a notice in the Office of the Chamberlains of the Receipt calling for a fifth payment ("that is to say one fourth part") from the subscribers for advancing money for exchanging Exchequer Bills: payment to be made by July 21st inst. or within 14 days; and a sixth and last payment ("that is to say one full eighth part to complete the same") by Aug. 6 next or within 14 days thereof: and that upon thus completing their subscriptions each contractor or subscriber shall at the same time receive Exchequer Bills as well for the first fourth part deposited by each of them as for the aforesaid eighth part. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 308.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite enclosing two warrants for the King's signature: viz. (1) for a salary of 1,000l. each to the Admiralty Commissioners: (2) for a lease to the Earl of Romney. Ibid., p. 310.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Nicholas Mussell and Peter Banks as noontenders on the quay at Topsham and otherwise on extraordinary occasions as the surveyors shall think fit, at their present salaries of 10l. each; in consideration of their long and faithful service; and to employ Bernard Taylour (now tidesman and boatman in extraordinary at 10l. per an. by incidents) and John Webber (one of the established boatmen) as tidesman in place of the said Mussell and Banks who are superannuated and unfit for the hardship of that duty; and Jonathan Guppy as boatman loco said Webber. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 356.
July 20.Same to same to establish 30l. per an. salary each to the boatmen at Exmouth, a creek of Exeter port, instead of their present salary of 20l. per an. and 12d. a day as incidents when employed on board ship; it being found that for the lucre of their day pay they neglect their duty in the boats which are the chief security and water guard at the mouth of the harbour leading to Topsham: the said change being recommended as a saving rather than an increase of the King's charge and will be a competent maintenance for the said boatmen. Ibid., p. 357.
Treasury reference to Samuell Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Edward Darrell for extension of grant of a parcel of ground near Richmond called the Fryars with a brick messuage or wharfe thereto. Reference Book VII, p. 227.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Musred shewing that John Leatherhead about three years since seized some prohibited goods in petitioner's garden [which were there] without petitioner's knowledge (he living near the sea coast) and that he is fined 40l. for concealing same: therefore praying to be discharged from said judgment. Ibid., p. 229.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of Robert Seton as Agent to [the Regiment of] Major General Ramsay ut supra Tr. Cal. X, pp. 1159–60. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 312.
Same to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes to give directions that upon the sale of any prize goods in Jersey and Guernsey security be given to export the same to England and to pay the Customs thereon unless for so much as shall "appear [to be] for" the necessary consumption of those islands and not to be exported; which is to be proved by the oath of the buyer: all by reason that the Customs Commissioners have the 13th inst represented to my Lords that it seems to be the intention of the Act for encouragement of privateers that all prizes taken in "those" seas shall be brought into some port of England or Wales and be condemned here and pay the King's Duties yet it often falls out that prize ships taken by the privateers of Jersey and Guernsey and others are carried to those islands and though the adjudication and sale are transacted here yet the goods are disposed of there; whereby the buyers have the greater opportunity to avoid the Customs; and they have therefore desired such regulation as above if it should be found impracticable or inconvenient to oblige all prizes (according to the intention of the law) to be brought directly to England or Wales, and until it shall be thought necessary by a law to reduce those islands viz. Jersey &c., under the same regulation with the coasting trade from port to port in this kingdom, under which it is required that at the shipping any goods in one port of this kingdom security be given to land the same at some other port thereof. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 348.
July 20.Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a constat and ratal of premises as below in order to a lease thereof to Alexander Johnstowne at 6s. 8d. per an. rent for 21 years and with all arrears and mesne profits of the premises: on surrender of a grant or annuity or rent charge of 300l. issuing out of the premises to the said Johnstowne, and all arrears thereof.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on the value of the estate late Sir Roger Strickland's forfeited by attainder for high treason ut supra p. 214. Under a commission dated 1690 Oct. 23 an inquisition was taken at the Castle of York 1690 Dec. 20 before Thomas Bendloes . . . junr et al which found the said estates as follows viz. 12 messuages or farmholds and a cottage in the manor, town or parish of Catterack alias Catterick valued at 350l. 11s. 4d. per an.; the mansion house called Thornton Briggs Hall with the park and divers parcels of land amounting together to 288 acres and 2 farmholds there in the tenure of Edward Burbeck and William Crossland valued together at 200l. per an.: a messuage and portion of tithes in Desford [Dishforth] valued at 90l. per an.: all the above being held by said Strickland: and certain tithes in Helperby held by him for the lives of John Crosland, Barbara Crosland his wife and Charles Crosland his brother of the value of 65l. per an.: the total value being 705l. 11s. 4d.
In Trinity term 1691 Roger Crofts Esq. and Roger Woodcock gent. as terre tenants of the lands in Catterick pleaded to the inquisition and therein set forth that on 12 Jan. 1674–5 Sir Stafford Brathwaite being seized in fee of the manor of Catterick mortgaged to John Jefts for 1,000l. who died in the following March, whose widow assigned to Sir Edward Hunlock Bart.: in 1675 Oct. Sir Stafford Brathwaite assigned the inheritance of the manor to his mother Mary Brathwaite who with said Hunlock and Eliz. Jeffs in 1676 June mortgaged to Barbara Strickland for 1590l. and in the following Sept. for 300l. released to her the equity of redemption: the said Barbara afterwards married Sir Marmaduke Dalton and 1676–7 Mar. 23 the said mortgaged lease was assigned to Visct. Fauconberg for 2,117l. increased to 3,090l. in the following June: Mary Brathwaite by will devised the said manor to Sir Roger Strickland with remainder to his brother Robert Strickland and the 7 sons of the said Robert: in March 1681–2 the said Visct. Fauconberg and Sir Roger Strickland assigned the premises to Richard Allibone and similiter in 1682–3 March the premises were confirmed to Edward and Robert Ange in trust for Robert Strickland who in 1685 June mortgaged to William Gerrard Esq. and Christopher Maddison whose widow Mary Maddison in 1688 Nov. assigned to the said defendants Crofts and Woodcock.
The Attorney General demurred to the said plea and verdict was given for the King 1697 April 23.
The other part of the estate at Thornton Briggs, Dishforth, Brafferton and Cundall, was likewise claimed by colour of a deed of 1688–9 Jan. 10 to Visct. Fauconberg, Sir John Lowther, Sir Henry Slingsby, Sir Bryan Stapleton and Robert Walters, which deed was pleaded in Easter term 1691 but on a trial at bar May 7 last the same was judged fraudulent and judgment was obtained for the King May 12.
Followed by: the ratal of the premises (value of the desired lease 2,585l.) and of the arrears (2,610l. after allowing a reprizal of 1,438l. for a rent charge or pension of 80l. per an. granted by Sir Roger Strickland to one Lodowick, a Benedictine monk, which annuity is already disposed by the King). Ibid., pp. 349–54.
July 20.Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated 1697 May 29 from the Earl of Sunderland [Lord Chamberlain] to Heneage Montague, Master of the Jewels, for the delivery to the Honble. Ralph Gray Esq., Governor of Barbados, of 2 little flagons, a chalice, a patten and a receiver to take the offerings for the use of his Majesty's Chapel in Barbados; not exceeding the value of 80l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 10.
July 21.Warrant by the Lords Justices of England to the Treasury Lords for 3,000l. to Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury for secret service: without account. (Money warrant dated July 24 hereon). (Money order dated July 27 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 414, Money Book XIII, p. 347, Order Book IV, p. 393.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 300l. to me [Lowndes] on the proper order in my name for secret service: out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer. Disposition Book XIV, p. 55.
Same to the Earl of Orford, Treasurer of the Navy, to apply 154,950l. as follows out of the 408,550l. of Malt [Lottery] tickets put into your hands for the Navy and Victualling ut supra p. 252: viz.
£
for the wear and tear of the Navy: to be applied to the payment of bills in course151790
for the Officers of the 2 Marine Regiments3160
£154950
(Same to the Navy Commissioners to assign the said 154,950l. to the said uses). Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 5,000l. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Orford, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: as imprest for the wear and tear of the Navy: and to be paid to John Tayler in further part of his contract for hemp for this year. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Clarke to prepare a warrant for signature by the Lords Justices England to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 3,177l. 3s. 2d. as follows: viz.
£s.d.
to Mr. Seignoret, Mr. Caille, Mr. Boit and Mr. Caldy for their service in accepting Malt [Lottery] tickets for 18,509l. 18s. 7d. (in payment of the Earl of Galway's bills drawn [on them] for the service of the Troops which came from Piedmont) at the full rate of 10l. each [ticket] which by Act of Parliament [8–9 Wm. III c. 22 for said Lottery] might be obtained with silver at 6s. an ounce298595
to same for 6 per cent. interest on the said 18,509l. 18s. 7d. (the value of said bills) from May 14 last to July 16 next191139
Disposition Book XIV, p. 56.
July 21.William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay the above 2 sums by 2,980l. and 190l. out of Malt Lottery tickets and 5l. 9s. 5d. and 1l. 13s. 9d. out of any money in your hands imprested for the Forces; and similarly to pay 840l. in Malt tickets and 13s. in ready money to Col. Geo. Churchill for his allowance of 23s. a day from 1695 April 1 to 1697 April 1: making in all 4,010l. in lottery tickets and 7l. 16s. 2d. in money. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Yard to insert a notice as follows in the next Gazette.
In pursuance of the Act of last session [8–9 Wm. III c. 32] for restraining the number and ill practice of brokers and stock jobbers, the Treasury Lords have appointed Joseph Ferdinando, George Guy, Moses Barrow, Benjamin Levi, William Hatton, Charles Torriano, Samuel Proctor, Jacob Coutris, Francis de Casseres, Thomas Harrison, Pheasant Crisp, Josiah Davis, Henry Cotigno, Philip de Golse, Abraham Cardel, James Causton, John Castaing, Thomas Lewis, John Forbes and Abraham Wolmer as brokers to act and deal in tallies, Exchequer Bills and other securities upon Parliamentary funds. Notice is hereby given to all other brokers, pretended merchants and stock jobbers that they do not presume upon any pretence whatsoever to act and negotiate in any Parliamentary securities on pain of the penalties of said Act, for that due care shall be taken to prosecute such as shall offend therein. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 310.
Same to Mr. Culliford and Mr. Abbot to report on the enclosed papers [missing] of Mr. Jno. Richardson proposing inter al to advance the King's revenue in Ireland. Ibid., p. 311.
Same to the Navy Commissioners for an account of what proportion the Navy is to bear of the 7,000l. which my Lords have agreed shall be paid to Mr. Meesters on account of money by him expended to Dutch pilots and for store ships sink ships &c. since 1695, Nov. 1. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Romney, Master of the Ordnance, for a like account of what proportion the Ordnance Office ought to bear of the above 7,000l. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Oliphant, belt maker, praying payment of 100l. alleged to be remaining due on his contract with Col. Robert Mackay for furnishing his Regiment with belts for the year 1696; praying for same to be paid out of tallies in your hands for the clothing of the said Regiment. Ibid., p. 318.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay Isaac Bernard the King's share of the sale of 9 pieces of silk; the said Bernard and others, wholesale haberdashers of London, having petitioned the Treasury shewing that being keepers of [attenders at] several fairs in England and not importers of goods they had in their common course of trade bought several parcels of Alamode silk of the weavers in Spitalfields and of the Lustring Company of London and of other merchants that imported the same from Holland, the Custom [thereon at importation] being paid: notwithstanding which, John Dutton Colt, collector of Bristol port seized several pieces and remnants of petitioner's silk at Bristol as being French and exhibited an information in the Exchequer viz. 13 pieces of black Alamode silk: on which petition the Customs Commissioners have reported that 4 of the said pieces were discharged by the Exchequer Court on proof that same was made in England but the other 9 were condemned by default and sold by inch of candle at Bristol for 110l. 8s. 0d. but that it appears that petitioner's allegations are true and that (though he comes too late for non pros seeing that the goods are sold) the said Commissioners do not object to the return of the King's share of the seizure. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 358–9.
July 21.Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Samuel Story praying payment of 7 persons (Alexander Forbes, Nath Weeks, Samuell Gould, Percivall Seargeant, Math Greenwood, Walter Tooker and John Tooker) whom he has employed for 15 months or less in adjusting and making up the last 2 years' accounts of the London Excise. Reference Book VII, p. 227.
Same to Mr. Baker of the petition of Edward Singleton, prisoner in the Fleet, shewing that he was kept 7 months in a messenger's custody on the information of one Paine of delivering French goods to Young [? young] Bromefeild but that at his trial Joseph Beverton an officer [of the Customs] procured another person to swear against him, on whose single evidence he was fined 120l. and is now in the Fleet; therefore praying a discharge and release. Ibid.
Same to the Postmasters General of the memorial of Robert Cole praying payment of 500l. odd for the cost of a vessel for carrying his advices to Leghorne and Alicante and for his victualling and manning same; said bill being allowed by the Duke of Shrewsbury by the King's particular command. Ibid., p. 228.
Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to allow to William Mathews in account as Deputy Postmaster of Oxford 7l. 5s. 0d. for allowances and 22l. 18s. 6d. as a proportionate part of the 35l. 11s. 11d. by tale loss ut ibid: the Postmasters General having reported that he might be allowed the loss by talc on 119l. detained by the frost in being transported from Oxford ut ibid but that he should bear the loss by tale on the 10l. received by him after Nov. 18 and on the 71l. which lay in his correspondent's hands in London. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 355–6.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Henry Leane of premises ut supra Tr. Cal. X, p. 1173 (a tenement in Trelowia Co. Cornwall) for 99 years terminable on the lives of Walter and Susan his son and daughter, at the ancient rent of 27s. 4d. without increase, in reversion of Josias Evans' term in the premises and with a grant to the said Leane of the reserve rent of 10l. per an. payable during the continuance of said Evans' term: all for a fine of 70l. and a further 70l. for buying off the said increased rent. (Undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease). Ibid., pp. 356–7, 381.
July 22.Treasury warrant to the Stamps Commissioners to repay to their officers of under 50l. per an. salary their assessments to the 3s. Aid. Money Book XIII, pp. 344–5.
July 23.
(date altered from March 2.)
Money warrant for 100l. to the churchwardens of St. Martins-inthe-Fields for one year to Xmas last on the annuity for the relief of the poor of said parish. (Money order dated July 24 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 258, Order Book IV, p. 397.
July 23.Treasury warrant dormant to the Auditor and to the Receiver of Crown Revenues, Wales, to pay Mr. Joseph Jekill 100l. per an. as Chief Justice of Chester and Flint and 100l. per an. as same of Denbigh and Mongomery and 30l. per an. as diet money; being usually payable out of the revenue of North Wales. Money Book XIII, p. 345.
Money warrant dormant for 500l. per an. to same as an additional to his place as Chief Justice of Chester; as by the privy seal of the 22nd inst. supra p. 237. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Mr. Nicholas to pay 3,000l. to Dame Mary Bourchier, late Mris. Mary Compton, one of the Maids of Honour to the late Queen; as royal bounty for her marriage portion. Ibid., p. 350.
Money order for 1,737l. 19s. 5¾d. to John Packer, Usher of the Receipt, in full of his liberate for necessaries delivered to the officers of the Receipt for Michaelmas and Hilary terms 1695. Order Book IV, p. 391.
Same for 2,000l. to John Evelyn senr. as Treasurer and Receiver General for Greenwich Hospital ut supra p. 171. Ibid., p. 392.
Same for 250l. each to Robert Harly, Paul Foley, Henry Boyle and Francis Gwyn, 4 of the 7 Commissioners of Accounts, for half-ayear to 1697 April 25 on their allowances. Ibid., p. 393.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners not to assign the 151,790l. [151,791. 15. 11] lately issued to the Navy Treasurer ut supra p. 256 until my Lords have first spoken with you at the Treasury. Disposition Book XIV, p. 57.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 100l. to Col. Nicholas Purcell as royal bounty: out of any disposeable money in the Receipt. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 910l. to John Methuen out of [Malt] Lottery tickets reserved in the Exchequer for the uses of the Civil List. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 100l. to the Earl of Ranelagh out of the moneys of the rent of Hackney Coaches: to be paid over to Lieut. Col. Higham on account of arrears due to him. Ibid., p. 62.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. The Treasury Lords have received several reports from the Lords Justices Ireland on petitions referred to them for estates in Ireland "but the said reports containing matters of great consequence and importing very great bounties" my Lords have not presumed to trouble his Majesty with them in Flanders, choosing rather to reserve them here to be laid before the King at his return, with their opinions thereon. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 311.
July 23.Same to Mr. Wharton, Receiver of the Hackney Coach Money, to pay forthwith into the Receipt the moneys in your hands of the rent of Hackney Coaches. Ibid., p. 312.
Same to the Attorney General. Mr. Alexander Johnstowne has satisfied the charge which the King has been at in recovering the estate forfeited by the attainder of Sir Roger Strickland. I therefore enclose the constat of the estate to the end the lease thereof may pass pursuant to the King's warrant of April 23 last supra p. 129. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Thomas Hart for payment of 160l. 7s. 0d. due to him as a Captain in the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Ibid.
Same to the patentees for making copper farthings and half pence to exchange for such copper farthings and half pence the sum of 18l. 16s. 9d. in white [tin] farthings and half pence which were taken by William Matthews, deputy postmaster of Oxford and are now in the hands of the Receiver General of the Post Office. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to procure the King's signature to three royal warrants (1) for a discharge of Sir H. Tichburne's [baronet fee of] 1,095l.; (2) for 20,000l. to Mr. Fox et al; (3) for 893l. to Lord Lucas et al. Ibid., p. 313.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to insert in his next [weekly] memorial for money [for the Forces] 200l. for Capt. Dampier on two contingent warrants. Ibid.
Same to the Duke of Bolton. The King has directed the felling of 1,000 trees in New Forest for the Navy, on the Navy Commissioners' representation of the great want of timber in the King's yards at Portsmouth: and my Lords have issued their warrant for such felling accordingly. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John D. Grave, with the Prizes Commissioners' report thereon, relating to the ship Chasseur bought by him of them. Ibid., p. 315.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to send to the Duke of Northumberland's house in Spring Gardens near Whitehall 2 chests of Florence wine and 2 little cases with pictures for him which are arrived in the Upton galley Capt. Marsell commander. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 359.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Mary Clayton and her son William Clayton shewing that her son Andrew was a Collector of Excise in 1689 for whom she was surety in 2,000l.; that he paid 1,600l. to his brother Robert, a merchant in London, to be paid into the Excise Office, who soon after became a bankrupt; whereupon Andrew was suspended until he should pay 1,200l. thereof, to which end he induced petitioner William to become bound for said 1,600l. but so far Andrew has only recovered for the King 400l. of said Robert's estate; therefore praying a stay of judgment until petitioners can recover more from said Robert's estate. Reference Book VII, pp. 228–9.
July 23.Treasury warrant to Sir Thomas Trevor, Attorney General to enter satisfaction on the judgment obtained and a non pros on the action against John Rothwell vicar of Henfield Co. Sussex by Thomas Coxwilt in an action qui tam, ut supra p. 212–3: the said vicar's absence from his vicarage being occasioned for the most part by sickness. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 357.
July 24.Money warrant for 104l. 0s. 4d. to John Pettyward Esq. late Sheriff of Surrey for the year ended 1696 Sept. 29, for the surplus on his account, being for payments for the arrest of highwaymen, clippers &c.; as certified by Peter Frowde, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe. (Money order dated July 26 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 346, Order Book IV, p. 394.
July 27.Same for 900l. to Sir Stephen Evance, his Majesty's Jeweller, 400l. thereof for a jewel of diamonds with the King's picture presented by the King to Visct. D' Font Arcada, Envoy from the King of Portugal; 300l. for a diamond ring presented to Baron Simeoni, Envoy from the Elector of Cologne; 200l. for a diamond ring presented to Monsieur Hespen, Envoy from the Duke of Wurtemberg: as certified by Robert, Earl of Sunderland, Chamberlain of the Household. (Money order dated July 28 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 347, Order Book IV, p. 394.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Auditor and to the Receiver of Crown Revenues in Co. Chester for payment of 50l. per an. to the bishop of Chester for some learned person to preach and instruct the people of the town of Macclesfield as by the privy seal of the 22nd inst supra p. 232: to commence from 1694 Sept. 29. Money Book XIII, p. 348.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to assign (out of Malt [Lottery] tickets in the hands of the Navy Treasurer) 6,700l. to the Treasurer or Receiver for Sick and Wounded Seamen and Prisoners of War; placing 2,680l. thereof to the head of Victualling and 4,020l. to the head of [Navy] Wages. Disposition Book XIV, p. 58.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Magdalen Cuningham, widow of Lieut.-Col. Cuningham, concerning the arrears due to him. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 313.
Same to Mr. Hosier, Receiver of Taxes for Shropshire, to pay into the Exchequer within 10 days without fail all moneys in your hands on account of taxes (not applied to the payment of Exchequer Bills in such form as the Act of Parliament prescribes); and personally to attend the Treasury Lords on the 5th inst. "their Lordships being informed that you went out of town without making the payments you promised." In case you do not comply, they will supersede your commission. Ibid., p. 314.
July 27.Same to Mr. Morgan Whitley, Receiver General for Co. Chester, to pay in as above and to attend my Lords as above on the like penalty. Ibid.
The like letters to Mr. Williamson, Receiver General for Co. Yorks. &c., and to Mr. Blofeild the like for Co. Norfolk; to pay in as above: on the like penalty. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ — Carter as one of the tidesmen at Bristol loco John Wigson who relinquishes same. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 359.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Urban Hall et al, now in possession of the wharfe commonly called Dyer's Wharf, shewing that for 16 years past they enjoyed the quiet possession of said wharf whereon steel and iron has been loaded and landed by consent of the said Commissioners; but of late by the combination of some persons they are hindered from the said liberty: therefore praying that the said wharf may be made free for the landing and loading of steel and iron under the powers of the Act of 14 Car. II, c. 11 § 15 empowering the appointment of wharves and quays &c. Reference Book VII, p. 229.
Same to the Taxes Agents of the petition of Lawrence Ambrose, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Berks., praying that an overpayment of 150l. 19s. 9½d. on his account of the fourth 4s. Aid may be transferred to his account of the 3s. Aid. Ibid., p. 230.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General for a particular of premises ut supra Tr. Cal. XI, p. 375 (West Harptree farm Co. Somerset, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall) in order to a fresh term therein to Charles Buckland at a fine of only 60l. for a new life in consideration that one of his sons died in the King's service at sea and that he has now lost his other and only son suddenly and but a year since paid a fine of 380l. for a lease for the lives of Mary and Bridget his daughters in reversion of John his son.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on said Charles Buckland's petition for same. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 358.
Same to same for a particular of a tenement in the Manor of Trelowia parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall in order to a new lease to Richard Oliver for 99 years terminable on 3 lives; at a fine of 50l. and the former rent of 26s. 8d. per an.
Prefixing: report and ratal ut supra. This petitioner had a grant of the premises 1674–5 Feb. 6 for the like terms on the lives of himself Mary his wife (since deceased) and John Rundle son of Richard Rundle of St. Ives Cornwall, both men being middle aged and of good health. Ibid.
July 28.Money warrant for 850l. to persons as follow for a quarter each from April 27 last (the date of the commencement of the Trust as follows) to July 27 inst: viz. 50l. each to the Trustees for Exchanging Exchequer Bills (Francis Eyles, Sir Theodore Jansen, Mordecai Abbot, Gilbert Heathcote, William Sedgwick, George Dodington, Bartholomew Burton, William Ashurst, James Bateman, John Knight, Henry Furnese and Sir Jos. Herne) and 250l. for their clerks &c. (viz. Lionell Herne 62l. 10s. 0d. as Secretary and Accomptant; Samuell Mitchell 25l. as his assistant; Jno. Clayton 12l. 10s. 0d. as clerk; Samuell Edwards 50l. as cashier; Richard Taylor 30l. as his assistant; William Mead, John Strother, Charles Newman and Robert Strickland 12l. 10s. 0d. each as tellers; James Pavey 12l. 10s. 0d. as housekeeper; Jno. Walworth 7l. 10s. 0d. as messenger). (Money order dated Aug. 3 hereon). (Cancelled and replaced by the warrant of Sept. 9 infra). Money Book XIII, p. 351, Order Book IV, p. 396.
Money order for 460l. 11s. 1d. to John Walker Esq., Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries supplied for the officers of said Court in Trinity term 1697 and for 138 days diet for himself 1696–7 Mar. 6 to 1697 July 22. Order Book IV, p. 399.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 400l. to Peter Hume out of [Malt] Lottery tickets reserved in the Exchequer for the uses of the Civil List: "but you are to take care that the said ticquets be first signed by the Teller or his Chief Clerk." Disposition Book XIV, p. 57.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to assign (out of the 408,550l. Malt [Lottery] tickets in the Navy Treasurer's hands) 4,000l. for the charges of the Offices at London and Dover for Registry of Seamen as in part of the sum designed by Parliament out of this year's funds for the offices for the said Registry. (Same to the Navy Treasurer to so apply said 4,000l.). Ibid., p. 58.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 9,175l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber out of Malt [Lottery] tickets remaining in the Exchequer for the service of the Civil List: and to be paid over to the Messengers of the Chamber in part of their respective bills. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to same to issue 15,000l. in Exchequer Bills to the Navy Treasurer: as imprest: to be applied as follows viz.
£
for the wear and tear, to be paid to John Tayler in further part of his contract for hemp for the Navy this year5000
for the Victuallers for the Course of their Office7000
for same for imprests3000
£15000
Ibid., p. 59.
Same to the Agents for Taxes enclosing a letter of complaint [missing] against the Receivers of Taxes at Norwich. Enquire strictly into it, and particularly what receivers or collectors are concerned therein; and give my Lords an account thereof. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 315.
July 28.Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint to report on the enclosed affidavit [missing] of Mr. Robinson, the melter and refiner of the Mint at Chester, concerning undue preference made by Mr. Weddell, who acts as Warden of the said Mint, in point of payment of moneys out of the same upon tickets. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Simpson as a boatman at Scarborough loco William Gibson deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 355.
Same to the same to discharge from the One per cent. Duty [or Mediteranean Duty as by the Act of Frauds 14 Car. II c. 11] the Slaughter galley and her lading, Thomas Kent commander lately arrived from the Straits, being a single deck ship of 250 (210) tons burthen 26 (24) guns, 55 men, the Customs Commissioners having reported that she has one deck flush, a forecastle and a half deck to the main mast, so that she wants but a quarter of a deck of the literal description required by the Act of Frauds of 14 Car. II c. 11 and is otherwise of greater strength than is therein required and therefore though not within the letter of the Act she seems to the said Commissioners to be within the meaning thereof. Ibid., p. 360.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Samuell Sheppard and Samuell Eyres merchants, shewing that they bought from the Prizes Commissioners the Union dogger with her lading of French paper but that Mr. Waterson insists on the 25 per cent. duty on the entry of same as by the Act for several New Duties and Impositions [8–9 Wm. III c. 7 for granting Duties on paper &c.] "and if so paid the petitioners will be forced to draw back the whole Additional Duty and ship them off to a foreign market, the Duties now demanded being more than the real value of the paper" but they are willing to pay the subsidies as in the Book of Rates and the two Additional Duties at the real value of the goods. Reference Book VII, p. 229.
July 29.The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland. By letter of May 18 last supra p. 176 from the Lords Justices, England you were authorised to advance to the Earl of Belloment so much as would clear for two years to Lady day last his rent of 1,000l. per an. from the forfeited estates of Sir Valentine Browne and Sir Nicholas Browne his son, which money was to be repaid to the Receiver General of Ireland out of the profits of said estates arising from May 1 last. The said Earl has represented to us that some doubts have arisen in Ireland as to such repayment. On our countersigning the said letter the intention was that the money so advanced should be repaid only out of the overplus or profits of the said estate over and above what is sufficient to answer the growing payments [thereout] to the said Earl. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 241.
Money warrant for 500l. to Henry Baker: as imprest: for Crown Law costs. (Money order dated July 30 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 350, Order Book IV, p. 395.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to apply to wear and tear of the Navy, for the Course, not only the 151,790l. [151, 791. 15. 11] Malt Lottery tickets directed the 21st inst. supra pp. 256, 266, and notwithstanding any directions to the contrary, but also a further 100,000l. of said tickets for the same Course, making in all 251,790l. Disposition Book XIV, p. 59.
[? July 29.]William Lowdes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of Malt Lottery tickets reserved in the Exchequer for the Civil List viz. 1,000l. to the Duke of Southampton; 1,000l. to the Duke of Northumberland; 1,000l. to the Duchess of Grafton; 1,250l. to the Duchess of Buccleuch; 740l. to the Duchess of Buckingham; 1,600l. to Lady Katherine Darneley. Ibid., p. 60.
July 29.Same to the Navy Commissioners. My Lords lately appointed 1,000l. in Exchequer Bills to be imprested to the four persons who are to act as Agents in New England for preparing an account of the condition of that Colony with relation to the produce of ship timber &c. Two of the said persons John Bridger and Benjamin Furzer were nominated on the King's behalf and two others viz. William Partridge Esq. and Thomas Bletso gent. were appointed by Sir Henry Ashurst, Agent of the said Colony; "since which time" the Lords Justices have on the 22nd inst approved of Mr. Benjamin Jackson to be in the room of the said Bletso. You are to imprest 500l. of the said 1,000l. to Ashurst for the said Partridge and Jackson. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. Before his last going to Flanders the King heard several reports and papers relating to matters in Ireland and directed [inter al] that the account of John Price Esq. late Receiver General of the Revenue there (which had been made up by the Commissioners of Accounts there and examined) should be considered and adjusted by the Treasury Lords. They have examined same and directed Auditor Bridges to prepare a new state of same shewing a balance of 247l. 18s. 7d. due to the King. I enclose a royal warrant for the King's signature for finishing the said account [in accordance with such new state]. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 316.
July 30.Warrant by the Lords Justices of England to the Treasury Lords for 740l. to Mary, Duchess of Buckingham as royal bounty and 1,600l. to Dorothy, Countess of Dorchester as same for her daughter Lady Katherine Darneley towards her support and maintenance. (Money warrant dated Aug. 4 hereon). (Money order dated Aug. 4 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 415, Money Book XIII, p. 353, Order Book IV, p. 397.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton in part of half a year to 1691 Lady day on his annuity of 3,000l. Money Book XIII, p. 352.
Same for 1,250l. to Ann, Duchess of Monmouth, now Duchess of Buccleuch in part of the arrears on her annuity of 4,000l. Ibid.
Same for 1,000l. to the Duchess Dowager of Grafton and the Duke of Grafton her son in part of the arrears on their annuities of 1,000l. and 2,000l. respectively. Ibid.
Same for 1,000l. to George, Duke of Northumberland in part of 1696 Lady day half year on his annuity of 3,000l. Ibid., p. 353.
Money order for 125l. to Joseph Jekell Esq. for 1697 Trinity term on his 500l. per an. as Chief Justice of Chester. Order Book IV, p. 395.
July 30.Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 50,100l. 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.
£
for subsistence of the Forces50000
for Col. Skelton, Captain of a Company in the second Regiment of Foot Guards, on a contingent warrant100
Disposition Book XIV, p. 61.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwaite. Before going to Flanders the King, on application made to him by the Duchess of Cleveland, was pleased to say he intended to order some money on her pension when he gave direction for the Civil List. But my Lords do not find her name in the list of payments received from you. My Lords are very much pressed by solicitations from her, she not having received any payment for a considerable time. Please move the King for some direction herein, as they cannot but believe her wants to be very great, and considering her title to the said pension is secured by several Acts of Parliament. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 315.
Same to same. Since the King's last absence my Lords have applied themselves one day every week to the examining into the state of the great branches of the revenue in England. They have found in some of them such abuses that they hope their enquiry will not be ineffectual; and from their observations and discoveries it appears to be of importance for his service that they should present to his Majesty such officers as are fit to be entrusted. There is now a vacancy in the Revenue Commission, Ireland by the death of Mr. Lowther. My Lords desire that the place may not be supplied till they have an opportunity to name a fit person after the King's return "and to lay before his Majesty an account of such observations as they have made." Ibid., p. 316.
Same to Mr. Henry Baker to attend the following persons and inform them that unless they deliver back the plate respectively as follows into the Jewel House you have directions to prosecute them according to law for the recovery thereof see supra p. 110 and Tr. Cal. XI, p. 401: viz:
ounces.grs.dwt.
Earl of Dorset, late Lord Chamberlain112612
Master of the House1076
Earl of Nottingham, late Secretary of State101532
Lord Wharton, Comptroller of the Household1105
Marquess of Winchester1050
Admiral Russell72812
Earl of Macclesfield7172
Earl of Mulgrave1161
Earl of Peterborough1065
Countess of Peterborough1009
Earl of Yarmouth1002
Lord Waldegrave (1015 and 462)1477
Countess of Powys783
Lord Montague6959
Earl of Bath (3185 and 4151)7336
Sir Joseph Williamson, Secretary of State2433
Earl of Feversham1008
Ibid., p. 317.
July 30.William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners. My Lords are informed that money is taken by some of the Excise officers for business relating to their respective offices, from the King's subjects, which is contrary to their oaths. In all cases where you find any money directly or indirectly taken or given upon the score or pretence of making forth any commissions, procuring any employment, or getting any order to instruct any person to be an officer or for any other matter relating to the business or duty of any officer you are forthwith to dismiss such officer and to proceed against him for the corruption. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 318.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners for the future not to issue or allow upon account any sums for prosecuting any person for any practice or matter relating to a trade or correspondence with France from either of the counties of Kent or Sussex but only to Henry Baker; all by reason that the King is sensible, in order to suppress the said trade from the coasts of Kent and Sussex (where the same is principally carried on) that it is necessary to commit the prosecution of all offences to the entire care of one person who shall wholly intend that duty and has thereto appointed the said Baker. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 361.
Same to the Attorney General to employ Henry Baker only [alone] as a Solicitor or Agent under you in the management of all proceedings against persons trading as above. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 359.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of John Barnaby as Agent to Sir Charles Hara's Regiment of Fusiliers. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 312.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Edward Lloyd (Floyde) of a tenement in Upton Co. Chester for 31 years at 4l. per an. rent from the time when he shall have recovered possession of the premises [on behalf of the Crown].
Prefixing: constat and ratal of the premises by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. The premises were granted 1579 Nov. 30 to William Glaseer Esq. and Jno. Glaseer gent. in fee farm. The present lessee is to defend the Crown's title at his own charge. Ibid., pp. 359–61.