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August 1697, 1-10

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'Warrants etc.: August 1697, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 12: 1697 (1933), pp. 274-288. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82801 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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August 12. New Style (Aug. 2–12.)Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated "at our Court at Loo" to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 20,000l. to Charles Fox and Thomas, Lord Coningsby, Paymasters of the Forces Ireland, as imprest for the pay and contingencies of the said Forces. (Money warrant dated Aug. 26 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Aug. 18). (Money order dated Sept. 8 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 416–7. Money Book XIII, p. 360, Order Book IV, p. 406.
Same dated same to same for a same for 1,000l. per an. salary each as from Lady day last to Henry Preistman, Sir Robert Rich, bart., Sir George Rook Kt., Sir John Houblon Kt., James Kendall and Goodman Wharton Esq. lately constituted as Commissioners of the Admiralty. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 417–8.
August 12.
New Style (Aug. 2–12.)
Same dated same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal to discharge the baronet fee for 1,095l. due from Sir Henry Titchburne of Beaulieu Co. Louth for the baronetcy conferred on him by Wm. III. Ibid., p. 419.
Same dated same to same for a great seal for a lease to Henry, Earl of Romney (for many good and faithful services) of the palace or mansion house, park, gardens and other premises in the parish and manor of East Greenwich as below and now in his possession, reserving thereout a new way of 30 foot broad lately set out on the north side of the ground called the Queen's Garden and Old Tilt Yard: to hold for 31 years: at the yearly rent of 13s. 4d.: with a clause of re-assumption to the Crown on payment of lessee's expenditure thereon not exceeding 5,000l.
Appending: Constat of the premises and memorandum and ratal thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. The palace or mansion house commonly called the Queen's House in the tenure of said Earl and the King's park there, enclosed with a wall, called Greenwich Park adjoining the said House and the several pieces of the lands, likewise thereto adjacent, called the Old Tilt Yard and the Queen's Garden and abutting north on other parts of the said Yard and Garden now in lease from the King to divers persons in trust for the Royal Hospital of Greenwich and east on a road or lane called le Vaclaine [Backlane], south on the King's ancient way formerly leading under the said Palace and west on another way called Fryars Road: and also all that piece of land formerly used for the said King's way now enclosed or to be enclosed and lying between the said Queen's Garden and the said Old Tilt Yard from its entrance to the said Fryars house to its entrance to the said lane called Barklane [Backlane] being 640 feet in length.
Memorandum: The old highway or road above-mentioned (which is to be now granted) has been lately enclosed pursuant to a writ of ad quod damnum and a new way of 30 foot broad set out instead thereof on the north side of that part of the said ground called the Queen's Garden and the Old Tilt Yard; which way, or the common use thereof, is to be excepted out of the present lease. Ibid., pp. 419–22.
August 2.Re-signature of the money order of 1695 Oct. 7 for 70l. to Daniell Price ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. X, p. 1089. Order Book IV, p. 236.
August 3.Warrant by the Lords Justices of England to the Treasury Lords for 100l. to Dame Ann Laton as royal bounty. (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. 398.
William Lowndes to the Master of the Ordnance to imprest (out of Malt Lottery tickets put into the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance for Sea Service) 2,500l. to William Meesters on account of the charge and expense he has been at since 1695 Nov. 1 about store ships, sunk ships, and other ships and in paying Dutch pilots with the officers and attendants belonging to the said ships. (A like letter to the Navy Commissioners to similarly imprest to the said Meesters in like tickets the sum of 4,500l. ut supra p. 264). Disposition Book XIV, p. 61.
August 3.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,000l. to the Earl of Montague on the unsatisfied order in his name as Master of the Great Wardrobe: to be issued out of Malt Lottery tickets: to be for said Earl's salary as such. Disposition Book XIV, p. 62.
Same to same to issue 50l. to Henry Baker [ut supra p. 241] out of Malt [Lottery] tickets reserved in the Exchequer for the Civil List. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 500l. to same out of the like tickets; taking care that the said tickets be first signed by a Teller or his chief clerk ut supra p. 271. Ibid., p. 63.
Same to Charles Fox Esq. to pay 4,000l. to the Commissioners of Transportation out of the 10,000l. lately directed to you supra p. 253 out of Malt Lottery tickets. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh for a list (by the 9th inst.) of all Malt [Lottery] tickets in the custody of yourself, your substitutes or instruments, on account for the service of the Forces or contingents thereof and not actually issued or paid over; giving the number of every particular ticket.
(The like letter to the Navy Treasurer; the Earl of Romney [for the Ordnance]; the Cofferer of the Household; Mr. Floyd [Lloyd], Paymaster of the Works; Mr. Nicholas [on account of the late Queen's servants &c.]; the Earl of Portland, on account of the Gardens; Mr. Jollyvet [on account of the French Protestants]; Mr. Fox and Lord Coningsby [on account of the Forces, Ireland]; Edward, Lord Russell as Treasurer of the Chamber; the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded; the Commissioners of Transports; the Earl of Montague, on account of the Great Wardrobe; Mr. Gibbons, on account of the [Office of] Robes. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 319.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to direct the respective Tellers of the Receipt or their chief clerks to make the like account as above of unissued Malt tickets in their custody. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. Pursuant to the King's direction as in yours of the 15–25 ult. my Lords are taking the best care they can to make a remittance of 30,000l. for the magazine at Ghent and elsewhere and they do not doubt but they shall be able to send the bills in a short time, they having it now under consideration how to effect this matter to the King's most advantage. Ibid., p. 320.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed letter and memorial [missing] sent from Mr. Vernon by command of the Lords Justices of England concerning the clothing of the Companies at New York. Please report a state of their offreckonings. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Jasper English praying payment of 163l. which he alleges is due to him for fire, candles &c. by him furnished to the Guards at Hampton Court in 1694–5–6. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Clarke to prepare a warrant for signature by the Lords Justices England to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces of Ireland to pay 4,000l. to the Commissioners of Transportation for the service of the Transport Office. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Fowler, an officer of the Customs at [East] Bourne in Sussex, shewing that in the execution of his duty he was taken by a French privateer and carried into France where he remained under very hard treatment and ill usage 10 months and spent 47l. before he could obtain his release, having two ribs broken; therefore praying payment of said 47l. out of a seizure he lately made of some French silks whereof the King's two thirds amount to 121l. 3s. 4d. Reference Book VII, p. 230.
August 3.Treasury warrant to the Commissioners for the Duties on [Stamped] Paper to sell to the King's best advantage 105 bales of paper lately forfeited viz. 4,200 reams of Mr. John D'Graves, and 304 reams of Mr. Staples. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 359.
August 4.William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay (out of Malt Lottery tickets put into your hands for the Forces) 1,070l. 1s. 9d. to Col. Lillingston being due for subsistence to himself and his officers during their voyage to the West Indies in 1695 "and is to be on account of the arrears of the said Regiment." Disposition Book XIV, p. 63.
Same to same to pay as follows out of same viz.:
£s.d.
to the widows and orphans of the French Regiment of Horse and 3 Regiments of Foot for one moiety of an allowance of 2 days' pay per year given them by the said Regiments; from 1695–6 Jan. 1 to 1696–7 Jan. 1271142
to the families of several of the Officers of the said Regiment of Horse for one moiety of an allowance of 50l. a month on account of their arrears for the same time300
to the families of the said 3 French Regiments of Foot for one moiety of the like allowance of 50l. a month from each of the said Regiments from 1695 April 1 to 1696–7 Jan. 1 being 21 months1575
£2146142
Ibid., p. 64.
Same to same to pay out of same 732l. 10s. 10d. to Major General Leveson for his pay for the year 1696. Ibid.
Same to same to pay out of same 549l. to the widow of the late Brigadier Mathews for his pay 1695–6 Jan. 1 to 1696 Dec. 31 at 30s. a day. Ibid.
August 4.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of the rent of Hackney Coaches) 66l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: [as imprest]: to be paid over to Capt. Pickering to clear him to 1693 April 1. Disposition Book XIV, p. 65.
Treasury warrant to same to issue 10,000l. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: as imprest: to be paid over to Messrs. Machado and Pereira on account of subsistence for the Army in Flanders and to be charged to them at the rate of 10 guilders 8 stivers to the £ sterling. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 2,300l. in like Bills to same: as imprest: being intended to complete 2,800l. as in 2 bills drawn 1696 Nov. 25 by John Robinson Esq. his Majesty's Agent at Stockholm on William Lowndes Esq. and payable to Mr. Cowper merchant. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 2,500l. in like Bills to Edward, Earl of Orford, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: as imprest: to be applied to wear and tear of the Navy, and to be paid over to John Taylor merchant in further part of his contract for hemp for this year. Ibid., p. 66.
William Lowndes to same to issue (out of Lottery tickets remaining in the Exchequer for the use of the Civil List) 200l. to Bartholomew Burton on the unsatisfied order in his name for rewards for loans &c. (Same to said Burton to pay same to Mr. John Harrington in reward for his service in relation to loans made at the Receipt). Ibid., p. 67.
Same to same to issue (out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer) 2,000l. to Charles Shales Esq. his Majesty's goldsmith on the unsatisfied order in his name for plate. Ibid., p. 68.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay to Lieut. Col. Highams the 100l. issued to you ut supra p. 266. Ibid.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners for their answer to the enclosed memorial [missing] from the Excise Commissioners relating to several bills of exchange payable to them, drawn upon [you] amounting to 34,677l. 9s. 7¾d. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 321.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. John Nanfan praying payment of an arrear of 175l. to him as Captain in Sir John Jacob's Regiment of Foot. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Done for a list of all debts owing to the Crown upon accounts made up by you; and of what accounts are now depending before you unpassed. (The like letter to Auditor Bridges). Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Benjamin Cotton as a tidesman London port in the inferior list of 35l. per an. loco William Hill removed to the upper list of same.
William Hill as a same in the inferior list ibid loco Darby Bryan deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 361–362.
August 4.Treasury reference to the same of the petition of Samuell Shepherd et al merchants, shewing that they bought in March last from the Prizes Commissioners a parcel of Newfoundland fish and train oil, taken as prize from the French by the Ann galley, and that the Customs Officers at Plymouth demand the Duty as for fish &c. of foreign taking. Reference Book VII, p. 230.
Same to same of the petition of Hugh Watson and James Cooke of Stockton, merchants, for discharge of a seizure of 50 dozen of whalebone which they ordered from Holland before the Act prohibited same but which arrived after. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Andrew Clayton shewing that he forwarded 1,600l. of Excise money to London through his brother Robert &c. ut supra p. 267–8: therefore praying that his books may be restored to him in order to his finishing his accounts and for stay of process against his person. Ibid., p. 232.
Treasury warrant to Edward Randolph Esq. to inspect and examine the books and accompts of the Post Office in America, which the patent under the great seal of 1692–3 Feb. 7 empowered Thomas Neale Esq. to establish there for 21 years, he being thereby obliged at the end of the first 3 years to transmit to the Treasury a true account of the charge of establishing the same and of the profits thereof and to permit the inspection of the books and accounts of the said office: but there hath not hitherto been any such account transmitted and the Treasury Lords are informed that several abuses are committed in the management thereof by some persons employed therein.
Further, hereby, Andrew Hamilton gent. (who is deputy to the said Neale in those Islands, Plantations and Colonies) and all persons under him or under the said Neale are to assist said Randolph herein. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 363.
August 5.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of Malt [Lottery] tickets reserved in the Exchequer for the Civil List) 1,010l. to me [Lowndes] on the order in my name for secret service. Disposition Book XIV, p. 67.
Same to same to issue (out of the like tickets) 100l. to Dame Ann Laton. Ibid., p. 68.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay (out of the Malt Lottery tickets remaining in your hands for the service of the Forces) 200l. to Frances, widow of Lieut. Col. Mackenzie for the arrears of his personal pay on the English Establishment. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 70l. 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 Lieut. Dise in Col. Collingwood's Regiment for moneys expended about carrying over some recruits to Flanders.30
for the Provost Marshal for the subsistence of himself and his men during the late encampment [at Blackheath]30
for Col. Tailer on account of his pension of 2s. 6d. a day10
£70
Ibid. p. 70.
August 5.William Lowndes to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Richard Hawson together with a particular of fee farm rents alleged by him to be unsold. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 321.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing the petition [missing] of Thomas Rolt, tidesman at Plymouth, praying to be removed to some easier employment in London by reason of his infirmity. My Lords direct you to make such provision for him as he is fit for. Ibid., p. 326.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the Commissioners of Prizes the lace and hair buttons, part of the lading of the St. Peter of Ostend taken and condemned as prize, the Treasury Lords having refused to remit any part of the Duties demanded on her lading by reason that the said Duties are appropriated [by Act of Parliament] but the said lace and buttons being prohibited goods no Duty is payable for the same. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 361.
Same to same to discharge Thomas Stevenson (for many years a considerable importer of wines) from the debt of 1,742l. 14s. 8d. owing by him on Custom House bonds on his assigning to the King as below 488l. 11s. 0d., he having had great losses and become insolvent and compounded for 5s. in the £ and having a wife and several small children with nothing to maintain them but his labour as a broker to merchants; the said 488l. 11s. 0d. being a debt of 439l. 3s. 0d. owing to him from the King for transport service with 49l. 8s. 0d. interest thereon; which debt he offers to transfer to the King. Ibid., pp. 362–3.
Same to Sir Robert Cotton and Thomas Frankland Esq., Postmasters General, to allow in the account for the year ended 1688 Dec. 25 of George Warburton, Deputy Postmaster of the Inland Irish Post from 1683 to 1688, items 1–10 as below amounting to 6,363l. 14s. 8d. and to respite in his said account 2,150l. 1s. 11½d. as by the 11th item below which is certified as doubtful whether it ought to be allowed and to charge him with the remainder or balance of 2,386l. 4s. 8½d.: all by reason that he has petitioned shewing that by the violence of the late reigns he was turned out of his said employment and his whole family forced to fly for refuge to England but that he received the present King's particular command by the Earl of Romney to stay in Ireland to promote his Majesty's interest which he did at the hazard of his life and wasting of his substance until the King's arrival in Dublin when he was re-established in his employment; but by reason of the great confusion and distraction there he was incapable of making up his accounts fron 1687 Dec. 25 to 1688 Dec. 25, most of his books, papers and vouchers being lost or mislaid: wherefore he prayed discharge of an arrear of 2,386l. on his said account:
on which petition the said Postmasters General have reported stating as below the particulars of the said account as charged in the books of the Post Office for both the English and the Irish Postage: the first 3 credit items and item 5 therein being such as have been usually allowed in all former like accounts; and as to item 4 it seems that the Government in Ireland being in want of money the letters from the Revenue Commissioners there were delivered free and therefore the item is to be allowed: and item 6 is vouched by the affidavit of petitioner and of Thomas Collet: and item 7 is the sum due 1689 May 10 to Mr. Vicars a manager of the Irish packet boats being half a year's salary paid which petitioner usually paid: and item 8 is the sum due to petitioner as the balance of an account given to the late King James's Commissioners [of the Revenue Ireland] for the produce of the letters both of the English and Irish postage from 1688 Xmas to the time of his being removed from his employment; same being supported by his affidavit: and items 9 and 10, being sums due from several post officers and postmasters, are irrecoverable: but as to item 11; due from 1683 Xmas to 1688 Xmas for part (viz. 835l. 19s. 8d.) whereof he gave bills "on the said postmasters" payable to Mr. Doe it does not appear whether any or what value of the said bills were paid or whether some part of this debt may not be recovered; wherefore the same ought to remain for some time upon the account until the Postmasters, England can be further satisfied as to the recoverableness thereof: that the 12th article is to be submitted to the decision of the Treasury Lords as also the balance of 2,386l. 4s. 8½d.: and that petitioner has been found a careful, diligent and faithful officer, punctual in his payments and on all occasions ready to promote his Majesty's service and that his danger and losses in the late difficult times were very great: all which the Treasury Lords think just and reasonable.
Appending: said account. (Charge 3,917l. 14s. 7d. for balance of his old English account ended 1689 May 16; 526l. 0s. 4d. for balance of his Irish account ended 1689 Dec. 25; 7,536l. 12s. 9d. for the income of Inland Irish Office for one year to 1688 Dec. 25 as per 2 accounts and affidavit "as was usual in former accounts": total charge 11,980l. 7s. 8d.: from which is deducted 680l. 6s. 4d. for letters sent for Ireland from 1688 Dec. 25 to 1689 May 16 which he swears he accounted for to King James: thus leaving a net charge of 11,300l. 1s. 4d. Discharge: (1) 2,512l. 10s. 0d. for salaries to himself, wages to postmasters and others and rent for the Inland Irish Office for the said year: (2) 1,802l. 2s. 0d. for insolvent letters, overtaxed letters, and other defalcations: (3) 100l. 5s. 10d. for the charge of the Office and other contingencies: (4) 371l. 4s. 7d. for State letters and letters delivered to the Revenue Commissioners in Michaelmas and Xmas quarters which were not paid for as formerly: (5) 29l. 11s. 9d. for insolvent and overtaxed letters not allowed for before: (6) 204l. 12s. 0d. for money paid to Lewis Doe, King James's Receiver General about 27 March 1689: (7) 56l. 5s. 0d. for money [paid to] Mr. James Viccars for half a year's salary for the Irish packet boats to 10 May 1689: (8) 50l. for the balance of an account due from King James's Commissioners: (9) 253l. 10s. 2d. for money [due] from post officers and letter carriers from 1683 Michaelmas to 1688 Dec. 4 as per Mr. Warburton's affidavit; being irrecoverable besides 260l. 8s. 8d. already allowed: (10) 983l. 13s. 4d. for money due from several postmasters for the like; besides 131l. 13s. 4d. already allowed: (11) 2,150 1s. 11½d. for money due from postmasters and post officers, which debts are returned doubtful: (12) 400l. for one year's salary to this accomptant when he was out of employment and stayed in Ireland by command: leaving a balance 2,386l. 4s. 8½d.: total discharge 11,300l. 1s. 4d.). Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 363–6.
August 6.Warrant by the Lords Justices of England to the Treasury Lords for 1,200l. to Richard, Earl of Bellomont, Governor of New England, New Hampshire, New York and the Massachusetts Bay: without account. (Money warrant dated Aug. 6 hereon). (Money order dated Aug. 6 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 416, Money Book XIII, p. 355, Order Book IV, p. 399.
Money warrant for 440l. 13s. 7d. to Sir Thomas St. George, Garter Principal King at Arms, for the fees of the Kings, Heralds and Pursuivants at Arms and other his Majesty's servants on the installation of William Duke of Gloucester [as a Knight of the Garter]. (Money order dated Aug. 6 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 353. Order Book IV, p. 399.
Treasury warrant to the executors of Robert Squibb to pay 342l. 0s. 8d. to Samuell Bowtell as in part of 746l. due to Bowtell who was employed in the redemption of English captives [in Barbary] it appearing from the report of Auditor Brook Bridges of June 25 last that 342l. 0s. 8d. remains due upon the account of [public subscription] money received and paid by the said Squibb for the such redemption of captives. Money Book XIII, p. 353.
Money order for 375l. to Dame Katherine Combs, relict of Sir John Combes, late Chief Justice of Chester, for Trinity, Michaelmas and Hilary terms 1696 on his 500l. per an. Order Book IV, p. 398.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 20,000l. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: as imprest: for the Victuallers: and to be applied as follows
£
for the Course of their Office14000
for imprests6000
Disposition Book XIV, p. 69.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to apply (out of the 408,550l. Malt Lottery tickets in the hands of the Navy Treasurer) 9,780l. to the Colonel[s] of the 2 Marine Regiments and 5l. 6s. 8d. out of any money in the said Treasurer's hands; making 9,785l. 6s. 8d. for the pay of the Officers of the said Regiments: which with 3,160l. already imprested to the said Colonels is in full of 12,945l. 6s. 8d. for one year's pay to the Officers thereof viz. 6,746l. 8s. 4d. to the First Marine Regiment and 6,198l. 18s. 4d. to the Second Marine Regiment. (Same to the Navy Treasurer to so pay same). Ibid., pp. 69, 70.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay as follows out of Lottery tickets in your hands viz.
£s.d.
to the Duke of Wurtemberg for the pay of the General Officers of the Danish Forces for one year ending 1696 Dec. 31 as by the royal warrant of March 10 last, to put them on the same foot [of pay] as the English General Officers5756150
to Jacob Vander Esch; the like for the Dutch Officers2307150
to Monsieur Aubusarque in part of 814l. 1s. 0d. due to him to May 1 last500
to Capt. Dampiere on 2 contingent warrants200
to widow Hastings [as royal] bounty30
to widow Thurlby on account of her husband's arrears70
£886400
Ibid., p. 71.
August 6.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of Malt [Lottery] tickets reserved in the Exchequer for the uses of the Civil List: viz.
£s.d.
to Sir Stephen Evans for jewels900
to Jno. Pettiward in part100
to Mr. Hunt in part140
and out of any disposeable money in the Receipt to said Pettiward to complete his order440
to Mr. Hunt to complete his order388
Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay out of salt tallies in your hands 1,116l. 8s. 4d. in part of the offreckonings of the 4 Companies of Foot at New York to April 1 last and the remaining 531l. 2s. 10d. of same out of Lottery tickets; in accordance with your report on the Earl of Bellomont's memorial concerning the clothing of the said Companies. Ibid., p. 72.
Same to same to pay out of Malt Lottery tickets in your hands, 175l. to Capt. Jno. Nanfan for his arrears of pay as Capt. in Sir Jno. Jacob's Regiment. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 41,835l. in Exchequer Bills to said Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: on imprest: to be applied as follows, viz.:
£
to complete 100,000l. for the last remises to Flanders on account of subsistence for the Forces there30000
to make good so much paid by said Earl for Exchequer fees8000
to make good a further sum paid by said Earl to make up 20,000l. to the merchants that gave the last bills [of exchange] for subsistence for the Forces in Flanders3835
£41835
Ibid., p. 73.
Same to same to issue 13,000l. in like Bills to same for a fortnight's subsistence for the Forces now in England, commencing from the 1st inst. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Sir Edward Gregory. My Lords intend a pay to be made to the ship Debtford and they think it very much for his Majesty's service that Exchequer Bills of 5l. each should be applied as far as possible to this particular service, it being the provision made by Parliament and hath been already accepted in the pay of Recalls as well as in payment of wages [and] by merchants and private masters of ships. My Lords therefore desire you to be instrumental as far as you are able in disposing the seamen to accept these Bills. You will do a singular service herein to his Majesty's affairs. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 322.
August 6.The Treasury Lords to the King. We instructed our Secretary to write ut supra p. 273 to Mr. Blathwaite concerning our examining into the state of the revenue and our discovery of abuses therein. We have since received a letter from Mr. Blathwayt (though of a precedent date) signifying your Majesty's pleasure that Mr. Baber, the Solicitor of Excise, be continued in his employment until your return when you may be acquainted with what is laid to his charge.
We find ourselves necessitated to represent that it was your express command upon our last attendance upon you at Kensington (and repeated in a letter of the Duke of Shrewsbury from Margate) that we should particularly examine into the mismanagement of the Excise. We have been attended several times by the Excise Commissioners and have acquired a good deal of light into matters the reformation of which will be of great importance. We have found that Mr. Baber particularly either by ignorance or negligence (if not by fraud) is culpable in most cases wherein we have found your Majesty to suffer damage and that upon our examining of him at his appearance before us it is not only the opinion of every one of this Board but also of all the Excise Commissioners (who declared themselves severally) that Mr. Baber is not qualified for his employment. And we humbly take leave to represent to your Majesty that in case officers depending upon the power of this, the Treasury, Board when they are plainly detected of being insufficient and faulty and conscious thereof to themselves it will embolden all inferior officers if such can find means to obtain directions in their favour upon any private representations; and it will be such a discouragement to us and all persons in our stations that it will be utterly impossible ever to proceed in the enquiry which your Majesty judged absolutely necessary for your service. And therefore we can do no less than humbly to beseech your Majesty that we may remain at liberty to use that power which you have been pleased to entrust us with. Ibid., 322–3, Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 362.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayt. Pursuant to the King's commands signified in yours of the 8th I am to transmit you reports as follows by the Treasury Lords on petitions received from the Lords Justices of Ireland: to wit
on a petition of the Earl of Portland for a grant in fee of the forfeited estate of the late Earl of Clancarty.
on a memorial of Mr. Connelly in behalf of the Earl of Albemarle for a grant of several forfeited lands to the value of about 1,020l. per an. clear to make up the grant lately passed to him [to] 2,000l. per an.
on a petition of Mr. John Butcher for a grant of quit rents to the value of 883l. 9s. 0d. per an. in reversion after a term of 6 years to Col. Fitzpatrick which commenced at Michaelmas 1694.
on a petition of Mordecai Abbot for a grant of forfeited lands to the value of 300l. per an.
on a petition of Maurice Burchfeild for a lease for 21 years of certain forfeited lands amounting to 140l. per an.
on a petition of Brigadier Wolseley for a grant in fee or for a long term of years of the forfeited estates which he now holds in custodiam.
on a petition of the Marquis de Puissar for a grant of forfeited estates in Ireland to the value of 600l. per an.
on a petition of the children of Sir Charles Porter, late Lord Chancellor of Ireland, for a grant in fee of 400l. per an. in forfeited lands.
on a petition of Sir Edward Byron for a grant of 100l. per an. in forfeited lands for 99 years.
a report of the Lords Justices for allowing a fourth part of all discoveries to the persons making the same.
on a petition of Dr. Leslie for 400l. per an. for life out of forfeitures.
a representation concerning an additional allowance of 200l. per an. to each of the Judges in Ireland.
a report on the petition of the Commissioners of the Great Seal [Ireland] for their allowance to be paid to them to the day they delivered the seal to the present Lord Chancellor of Ireland. Ibid., p. 323.
August 6.Same to same. I am to acquaint you that as to the money which the Bank borrowed of the States General they [the Bank] deposited but the equal sum in tallies; the first 100,000l. to be repaid in 12 months, the other in 2 years; and they borrowed 200,000l. more upon depositing an equal value in tallies to be repaid in 6 years or sooner on 6 months' notice given by the borrower. The Treasury Lords have reserved 100,000l. in Malt [Lottery] tickets to answer the loan in Holland and they can add a further quantity of tallies on the salt Duty (if necessary) as an additional security. But my Lords earnestly recommend it to you to obtain as long a time as you can possibly for the repayment, they looking upon it as a matter of great advantage to his Majesty's service. Ibid., p. 324.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to compound with William Boyle gent. for a parcel of 312l. of money seized by John Pritchard, one of the [Customs] officers at Swansea, for being shipped coastwise without sufferance or warrant; on which seizure on a trial before the Lord Chief Baron in Easter term 1696 a verdict was given for the said Boyle; but the Treasury Lords gave special directions for a second trial whereupon in Easter term 1697 a verdict was given for the King, there being no defence; but the Court granted him a new trial; the King's charges being 110l. up to the present and the Customs Commissioners advising a composition to save further expense and that the composition should go to satisfy the King's charges and the officer instead of Boyle satisfying the officer himself. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 363. (Same to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi in the above case on the completion of said composition). Ibid.
August 6.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to admit to entry, and to discharge the seizure of, a parcel of cut whalebone imported by Samuel Green of Newcastle from Holland, being ordered in March last but not arrived here till after the prohibition all as in like cases ut supra pp. 222,–231. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 364.
Same to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to depute Sir Lambert Blackwell as Surveyor General over all the officers and agents for prizes in all the ports and places within the Straits [of Gibraltar] and as Agent for Prizes in all the ports in those parts where no agent hath yet been appointed: to be rewarded according to the merit of his service without any standing salary. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 367b.
Warrant by the Lords Justices of England to the Lords Justices Ireland for a fresh Commission of the Revenue Ireland to include Christopher Carleton as follows viz. the Commissioners of Excise there to be Francis Roberts, Thomas Keightley, John Evelyn, Bartholomew Van Homrigh, and John South; and the Commissioners and Governors of all other his Majesty's Revenue there to be the said Roberts, Keightley, Evelyn, Van Homrigh, South, Sir Thomas Southwell and Christopher Carleton with a salary of 800l. per an. each to the last named seven. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 242.
The Treasury Lords to same. We have considered the enclosed proposal [missing] sent by you concerning the payment of the Army in Ireland from 1694 June 24 and the giving them debentures for what is due to that time. If care be taken that the part of their arrears which is intended to be paid by debentures be afterwards provided for in Ireland we have no objection to the said proposal. Ibid., p. 243.
August 7.The Treasury Lords to the Justices of Peace for Co. Westmorland. We have appointed John Hemings to be Surveyor of the Duties on Marriages &c. and on Houses in your county. This service cannot be performed as it ought to be without a sight of the former assessments in each parish and liberty. Please give the parochial assessors and collectors "of the said Duties" such directions as may enable Hemings to give us a true account of that affair. (The like letter to the Justices for Co. Cumberland). Out Letters (General) XV, p. 324.
August 9.William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to apply to the wear and tear of the Navy "by satisfying [navy] bills in course" 4,700l. out of Malt Lottery tickets in the Navy Treasurer's hands. Disposition Book XIV, p. 79.
August 10.Treasury allowance of the last June 24 quarter's salary bill, detailed, of the Office of the Hackney Coaches Commissioners: total 190l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XIII, p. 355.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor and to the Receiver of Crown Revenues for Co. Surrey to pay Sir Bazill Dixwell 25l. for half a year to Lady day last on his 50l. per an. as Lieutenant of Dover Castle as by the privy seal of April 9 last, Ibid., p. 356.
August 10.Same to the Postmasters General to pay 2,350l. to Barbara, Duchess of Cleveland, for half a year to 1694 Xmas on her annuity. Ibid., p. 358.
Money warrant (under the authority of the King's sign manual dated at the Court at Loo Aug. 2/12) for the following payments
£
to Robert, Lord Lucas Governor of the Tower: for diet and lodging of Col. Mac Ellyot, a prisoner in the Tower, for 74 weeks 1695–6 Feb. 27 to 1697 July 29 at 40s. per week148
to Bernard Granville Esq. for a year's rent to June 24 last for Mote Park300
to William Fanshaw Esq. as royal bounty50
to Mary Kirke widow as same125
to Dame Mary Kirke for one year's rent to the 17th inst. for the house in which "the said Mary Kirke" lives100
to Lewis D'Veil as royal bounty50
to Col. Nicho Purcell as same: to be paid out of the 500l. fine on — Clancy100
to Sarah Avery as same20
£893
(Money order dated Aug. 10 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 354, Order Book IV, p. 400.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,200l. to the Earl of Bellomont on the unsatisfied order in his name supra p. 282: out of Malt Lottery tickets in the Exchequer. Disposition Book XIV, p. 72.
Same to same to issue 400l. out of the like tickets reserved in the Exchequer for the Civil List, to Thomas Lloyd on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Works: to be paid over to George London, his Majesty's gardener, for works done in the Privy Garden at Whitehall. Ibid., p. 73.
Same to same to issue 100l. out of same to same: to be paid to Visc. Fitz Hardinge for 2 years to June 24 last on his 50l. per an. for repairs in the Mall. Ibid., p. 74.
Same to same to issue out of same 345l. for the payments as above to William Fanshaw, Dame Mary Kirk, Mris. Mary Kirke, Lewis De Veil, Sarah Avery. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to same to issue 100,000l. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: as imprest: to be applied for wages to seamen.
In the Margin: [paid] 5,000l. Aug. 16; 5,000l. Aug. 27; 18,000l. Sept. 6; 5,100l. Sept. 10; 33,000l. Sept. 17th; 33,900l. Sept. 21. Ibid., p. 75.
Same to same to issue 6,500l. in like Bills to Thomas Neale Esq. on the unsatisfied order in his name as Master and Worker of the Mint: as imprest: to be paid over to Sir John Johnson Kt. and Peter Floyer Esq. to be by them applied to the coining of plate at the several country Mints as by the Act of Parliament [8–9 Wm. III c. 8] viz. 1,500l. for each of the Mints at York, Exeter and Bristol and 1,000l. for each of the Mints at Chester and Norwich: the said 6,500l. to be reputed and taken as part of the 50,000l. authorised to be issued for this service by the said Act. Disposition Book XIV, p. 77.
August 10.William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh. In a letter of the 12th inst., new style, Mr. Blathwayte informed my Lords that Major General Ramsay, Col. of the Regiment of Scots Guards, had represented that his late Agent Mr. Grahme had exhausted and misapplied the offreckonings of that Regiment to their great detriment; upon which representation the King, by said letter, directed my Lords to direct that no money be issued to Mr. Grahme on account of either the said Major General or of the said Regiment till Grahme had stated his account and fairly discharged himself (with the moneys he has already received) before the General Officers sitting at the Horse Guards or such other persons as may be appointed to examine the said account. Please therefore forbear paying him any money accordingly. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 325.
The Treasury Lords to the Duke of Bolton. You have made objections as to the regularity of the warrant supra pp. 232–3 for felling 1,000 trees in New Forest for the Navy. We have reviewed the said warrant and find it to be regular according to the usual form. Please therefore permit it to be forthwith executed, as the timber is very much wanted in the Yards at Portsmouth. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Travers. On your report as to Richard Hawson's petition supra p. 280 you are to examine the auditor's books and report a fuller and account particular of the distinct rents in petitioner's paper. Ibid., p. 326.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to admit to entry two parcels of cut whalebone imported to Hull port by Aldermen Robert Trippett and Edward Ayscough being the like favour as shewn supra p. 231; the Customs Commissioners having had two letters from Sir William St. Quintin concerning said shipments. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 367.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Charles Buckland of premises ut supra p. 269 for 99 years terminable on the life of Elizabeth Buckland, one of the daughters of the said Charles, and in reversion of the lives of Mary and Bridget two other of his daughters remaining in the existing lease: all on a fine of 60l. and rent of 4l. 2s. 8d. and 50s. for a heriot on the death of Elizabeth Buckland. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 367.
Same to same for a same to Edward Hindmarsh of premises ut supra p. 239 being mines of coal in the fields and precincts of Bebside and Cowpen Co. Cumberland for 15 years in reversion from 1712 Sept. 27 or sooner determination of William Urwyn's lease: at 3l. 6s. 8d. per an. rent and a full tenth of the clear yearly profit: without fine.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 367b, 395.