Warrants etc.
September 1697, 21-30

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'Warrants etc.: September 1697, 21-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 12: 1697 (1933), pp. 338-350. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82807 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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September 1697, 21-30

Sept. 21.Money warrant for 50l. to Elenora May, wife of Charles May, Esq., for last June 24 quarter on her pension in lieu of marriage portion as formerly a Maid of Honour. (Money order dated Sept. 22 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 366. Order Book IV, p. 403.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt prescribing the order to be observed in striking tallies for pensions &c. on First Fruits and Tenths: all by reason that many times tallies have been struck on some dioceses for more than the yearly produce of the First Fruits and Tenths thereof to the inconvenience of the pensioners thereon. Therefore to remedy same the following method is to be observed. The persons whose pensions are payable out of particular dioceses may strike tallies for the same on the said dioceses preferable to any others whose pensions are charged on First Fruits and Tenths as a whole or in general. No person is to strike upon the dioceses so particularly charged with pensions as above without leaving room for so much thereon as will satisfy the said particular charge. All persons whose pensions are charged generally on this revenue shall have preference from time to time of choosing the dioceses to which their grants will extend according to the respective dates thereof, to wit, such whose grants are first in date to have the first choice if they think fit (having regard to the pensions particularly charged as above). Care is to be taken not to strike tallies on any one diocese for more than it will bear according to the common or estimated yearly produce as follows. In order to the observance of this method the stop put by Treasury warrant of July 1 last supra p. 233 on the striking of tallies thereon, is hereby taken off.
Appending: certificate by R. Butler, Deputy Remembrancer [of First Fruits and Tenths] of the average or estimated produce of the said revenues.
Tenths.Yearly charge.ExonerationsWhat paid Communibus annis.
£s.d.£s.d.
St. Asaph195165151210¾174
Bangor15204060140
Bristol359812117325
Bath and Wells6081681017550
Canterbury55775331018
Carlisle1611155
Coventry and Lichfield52715231211¼470
Chichester28914132250
Chester437158415420
Durham51114126811½375
Ely391180391180
Exeter1261111981140
Gloucester36171131011½338
Hereford34317536315
London876510¾6616750
Lincoln1779254081550
St. Davids3383315275
Norwich119057011060
Oxford26610112235
Peterborough5348322157480
Rochester222140511½210
Salisbury934632311880
Worcester230195215210
Winchester93417015614740
York1135710121871050
Llandaff15513133
£1475819£1568010½£12240
The revenue of First Fruits communibus annis5000
Total of the common yearly produce of both£17240
Money Book XIII, pp. 366–7.
Sept. 21.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] relating to the quays, surveyors and landwaiters in London port. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 348.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for an account of all the officers' clerks and substitutes in the Exchequer and how far the late Act of Parliament has been complied with in relation to the swearing of the chief clerks. Ibid.
Sept. 21.William Lowndes to Mr. Dodington [Navy Cashier] enclosing papers relating to the assessments made on several officers of the Navy and others to the 3s. Aid. Please pay the sums already stopped by you [from said officers' salaries] for same to the collector and stop the remainder and pay that over in the like manner. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 350.
[?]Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General enclosing a copy of the [Treasury] minutes "taken by me" relating to the falsifying of the Exchequer Bills. Ibid.
Sept. 21.Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. You lately exhibited to my Lords a list of the Malt Lottery tickets remaining in your hands after the time of drawing, with the prizes that have arisen thereon, with the course of payment of both blanks and prizes. My Lords are about to give directions to the auditors to surcharge the several accountants [in whose hands such tickets remain] with the prizes attending same where such tickets were not applied [or paid away] before the time the drawing was over. My Lords think it necessary that the lists of such tickets should be transmitted to them by the said accountants upon oath. Please attest your list upon oath accordingly before one of the Barons of the Exchequer and then send it to my Lords in order to its being sent to one of the Auditors [of Imprests] with a view to your being so duly surcharged with the prizes or benefits. (The like letter dated Sept. 24 to the Earl of Orford, Treasurer of the Navy, relative to such tickets in his hands for the service of the Navy or Victualling). (The like dated Sept. 27 to the Treasurer of the Ordnance; the Commissioners of Transports; the Victualling Commissioners; and Mr. Povey [as Treasurer for the Sick and Wounded]). Ibid., pp. 351, 352, 355.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the representation of Sir Edward Gregory concerning the pension of 300l. per an. allowed to his late wife who was relict of Sir Jo[h]n Goodwyn, and which is in arrear for the year 1688 Sep. 29 to 1689 Sept. 29; and praying payment thereof in regard of his constant services and zeal to the Government. Ibid., p. 355.
Treasury reference to Cha. Twitty of the petition of Henry Ferne, clerk to Henry Carew Esq. shewing that Mr. Wharton, Receiver of the Contractors for Malt [Lottery] Tickets did on July 14 last pay 1380l. into petitioner's Office in new money, which because it was 1600l. in Malt tickets delivered out by the Receiver was charged as 1600l. in the said Office; and that since [then] the same has been directed as 1600l. for satisfaction of principal and interest; whereas petitioner received but 1380l.; and he has actually paid 1600l. whereby he is 220l. in disburse: therefore praying a direction to the Auditor of the Receipt for repayment of said 220l. out of the produce of hammered money paid into the Exchequer by the Receivers of the Contractors for such tickets:
Further shewing that in 1695 he gave notes for 593l. 0s. 11d. to Mr. Doddington for money due to Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Navy; that Mr. Doddington gave out the petitioner's said "note" in payment to several persons who did not demand [payment of] the same till after 1696 June 24, by which means the clipped money for which the said notes were given lay upon petitioner's hands and would have been almost 300l. loss to him but he struck a tally for it before the said 24th of June on the imprest account for the Navy; that he hath since paid the said notes and unless my Lords "discharge him of the said tally he must inevitably lose the said sum of 593l. 0s. 11d." Reference Book VII, p. 235.
Sept. 21.Same to the Agents of Taxes of the petition of Ralph Williamson praying that an overpayment of 2617l. 9s. 1d. on his account of the fourth 4s. Aid. for Co. Yorks. may be transferred as to 2591l. 17s. 8¾d. thereof to his account of the said Aid for Co. Durham (? and Northumberland) and as to the remaining 25l. 11s. 4¼d. thereof to his account of the Duties on Births &c. Ibid., p. 236.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Thomas Phillips for renewal of lease of 2 tenements in the manor of Stratton Sanctuary, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. Ibid., p. 236.
Sept. 22.Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 170l. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: as imprest: for the Navy Victuallers: out of which they are to satisfy 168l. to Sir Joseph Herne for the interest or forbearance of [bills of exchange for] 7200l. drawn from Cadiz for the service of the Victualling payable to the said Herne, to wit, from March 12 last to Sept. 1 inst. "the said 7200l. principal having been already repaid him." Disposition Book XIV, p. 98.
Same to same to similarly issue 13000l. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Ranelagh: as imprest: for subsistence to the Forces in England for 2 weeks to 1697 Oct. 9. Ibid.
Same to same to similarly issue 5000l. in Exchequer Bills to the Navy Treasurer: as imprest: for wear and tear of the Navy; and to be paid over to Mr. Taylour merchant to complete 50000l. payable on his contract for hemp for the Navy for this year. Ibid., p. 99.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to apply as follows 5700l. of such of the Malt Lottery tickets in your hands as have no benefits attending them and as are in course of payment after 500000l. or thereabouts: viz.
£
for fire and candle for the several Garrisons and Guards5000
to Lord Fairfax for one year to Xmas last on his pension payable on the Establishment [of the Forces]600
to Major Peter Ceely, Town Major of Plymouth, upon account of his pay100
£5700
Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to attend the Committee for Appeals to take care of the King's interest in the ships which are claimed by the Swedes. (The like letter to the Solicitor General). Out Letters (General) XV, p. 348.
Sept. 22.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ James Strangewaies (riding surveyor at Liverpool and for the coast of Lancaster) as riding surveyor of the Counties of Lancaster, Westmorland, and Cumberland loco William Kirkby deceased.
Abraham Aldersey (deputy comptroller at Liverpool) as riding surveyor at Liverpool and for the coast of Lancaster loco Strangewaies preferred as above. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 374.
Sept. 23.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 50000l. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: as imprest: being intended for wages to seamen. Disposition Book XIV, p. 100.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayte enclosing a warrant for the King's sign manual for paying 69962l. to the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills for the 10 per cent allowance to the persons who made the second subscriptions for circulating the said Bills.
I am also to say that the reason why the Earl of Portland's warrant was lately sent back by my Lords is because it did not come in the usual manner, to wit, enclosed in a letter from you signifying the King's pleasure for its being countersigned "it having always been observed upon their Lordships' countersigning any warrants that have been signed by the King in Holland or Flanders to mention that the same was done by his Majesty's command signified by you, and the dates inserted therein according to the dates of your respective letters which inclosed them." Out Letters (General) XV, p. 349.
[Same] to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes. Upon consideration that a peace is concluded my Lords conceive that a good part of the charge of managing the Prizes may be reduced from Michaelmas next. Please attend my Lords with a scheme for such reduction. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Archibald Hutcheson (Hutchinson) Esq., Agent of the Regiment of Foot in the West Indies under Col. Henry Holt. Ibid., p. 350.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing the petition [missing] of John Writtle with a letter from James Vernon. My Lords recommend him for employment in the Customs. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Thomas Seymour for clearings due to him from 1693 April 1. Ibid., p. 352.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren enclosing the estimate [missing] of what is proposed to be provided for the use of the Guards at Kensington. You are to view the premises and make the lowest estimate for what is absolutely necessary to be done. Ibid., p. 356.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of Michaell Studholme shewing that [the Queen's private roads in] St. James's Park and High [Hyde] Park want repairing for the year 1697. Reference Book VII, p. 236.
Sept. 23.Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Bartholomew Lee shewing that in August 1696 he petitioned concerning his losses in Ireland and was recommended for a [Customs] place in the Isle of Man, but no place being vacant after waiting several months under great hardships he was forced to return to the Isle of Man: therefore praying a fresh recommendation. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Isaac Bernard shewing that by Treasury warrant of July 21 last supra p. 264-5 he was to be repaid the King's part of a seizure of 9 pieces of silk but his agent in the matter omitted 2 of the pieces sold for 17l. 19s. 10d.: therefore praying an allowance for same. Ibid., p. 237.
Same to the Commissioners for Transportation of the petition of Capt. Jno. Purvis shewing that his ship the Loyall Effingham was hired to the King to carry soldiers to Jamaica and in her voyage home was taken by the French and all her receipts and vouchers which would have enabled him to make up his accounts with the Transports Commissioners were then lost; that he with 4 more in the same circumstances petitioned the Treasury that their oaths might be taken instead of vouchers; that the accounts were made up accordingly and reported to the Treasury for all the ships except petitioner's which could not be done by reason of his being then in prison; therefore praying the like favour. Ibid., p. 243.
Sept. 24.Money warrant for 1736l. 14s. 0d. to the officers and clerks of the Tally Court for their fees on tallies of loan and tallies of pro for repayment of loans on several taxes and branches of the revenue levied and stricken by them for the service of the Crown without fee from 1696 Easter to 1697 Easter. (Money order dated Sept. 28 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 368, Order Book IV, p. 405.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to cancel the bill for the purchase of the reversion of the annuity of 14l. per an. purchased by John Gibbs in 1693 for his own life, as to which three persons, to wit Jno. Hook, James Wittewrong and Constantine Vernatti did in 1695 Nov. 6 pay 70l. into the Receipt for the reversion thereof for 96 years, not knowing that the said Gibbs was then dead, whereby they are incapable of enjoying same. The tally and [counter] foil for the said payment are hereby to be cancelled and the entries thereof in the Exchequer books are to be vacated and forthwith a new bill is to be thrown down of the same date 1695 Nov. 6 and a tally to be struck and entry to be made of same payment as for the purchase of the reversion of any other life unpurchased which the said three persons shall nominate, to the value of 14l. per an. Money Book XIII, pp. 368–9.
[?]Treasury allowance of the Excise Office incidents bill, detailed, for last June 24 quarter: total 663l. 0s. 9½d. for the leather Duty; 414l. for the Malt Duty and 1370l. 14s. 4¼d. for the Excise: making in all 2447l. 15s. 1¾d. (The detailed bill gives the names of the stationers &c. for stationery wares). Ibid., pp. 370–1.
Sept. 24.Money warrant for 187l. 5s. 3d. to Henry Ballow and Jno. Smith, Deputy Chamberlains for joining Tallies in the Exchequer Court, as reward for their pains in receiving from the Tally Court the foils or counterfoils of 14981 tallies of loan levied at the Exchequer between 1690 Easter and 1697 Easter and in sorting and joining such of them from time to time as were in course of payment in order to their being cancelled: being their usual allowance for the same. (Money order dated Oct. 1 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 373, Order Book IV, p. 409.
Sept. 24.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of unbenefitted Malt Lottery tickets remaining in the Exchequer for the service of the Civil List: viz.
£
to Mr. May50
to the Messengers of the Exchequer Court290
£340
Disposition Book IV, p. 101.
Same to same. On July 15 last you were directed to issue 10000l. out of Malt tickets to Mr. Fox and Lord Coningsby ut supra p. 253. The un atisfied order on which same was to be issued proved incapable of bearing more than 4140l. of the said sum. You are forthwith to issue the balance of 5860l. upon the [existing] unsatisfied order in their name out of such of the said tickets in the Exchequer as have no benefits attending them and are most remote in course. Ibid.
Same to the Secretaries to the Admiralty to lay before the Admiralty Lords the enclosed presentment [missing] from the Customs Commissioners with the draft of the instructions they propose to be sent to Capt. Bostock, Commander of the Swift advice boat directed to proceed to Maryland, and desiring also that the boat may take Mr. Randolph the Surveyor General [New England] from Virginia and Pennsylvania to Carolina and Bermuda for the administration of the oaths to those Governors pursuant to the King's commissions and similarly to take him when and as often as he shall find it necessary for the King's service to visit the several proprieties on the continent of America and islands adjacent. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 353.
Same to Mr. Bridgman. I have read to my Lords yours of the 10th inst. relative to the petition of Capt. William Holman, Commander of the William and Mary galley, for his charge and loss in the defence of the harbour of Ferryland in Newfoundland in 1694. My Lords cannot apply to this use any of the money given for land service and the Navy Commissioners will not take it upon the head of sea service, to which my Lords conceive it doth properly belong. My Lords think it might have been paid out of the King's Tenths in the Right of his Admiralty and have therefore directed it to be sent to you. If it cannot be placed there they do not see how it can be paid. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox enclosing the petition [missing] of Eliz. Hall, widow of Richard Hall late a Captain in Sir John Hanmer's Regiment in Ireland, praying some allowance to defray her [travelling] charges into Ireland. You are to pay her 20l. which is to be charged to the account of her husband's pay. Ibid., p. 354.
Sept. 24.Same to the Board of Greencloth to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the purveyors of the Household relating to payments made to them for the provisions furnished by them for his Majesty's service. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of Archibald Hutcheson as agent to Col. Holt's Regiment of Foot in the West Indies: ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. X, pp. 1159–60. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 488.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland enclosing the petition [missing] of Captain Daniell Wood praying that his accompts may be stated and that he may have the like allowance as other officers of James II, who joined the present King's army on the surrender of Limerick. Please send us the state of his accompt. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 245.
Treasury warrant to the Revenue Commissioners Ireland to allow upon the account of the Receiver General Ireland the 600l. which was received by Edward Corke Esq. who was in 1690 restored to his former employment in the private estate of the late Duke of York and continued therein until that estate was granted to Mr. Topham et al and he has received out of the arrears thereof 600l. for 3 years on his former allowance, which allowance cannot be passed in the [Irish] Receiver General's account save by Treasury warrant. Ibid., p. 247.
Sept. 28.Warrant by the Lords Justices, England, to the Treasury Lords for payment of 200l. each as royal bounty to Thomas, Lord Culpeper and Ralph, Lord Eure. (Money warrants dated Sept. 29 hereon). (Money orders dated Oct. 1 hereon). Kings Warrant Book XIX, p. 433, Money Book XIII, p. 372, Order Book IV, p. 410.
Money warrant for 5876l. 7s. 6d. to Henry D' Nassau, Master of the Horse: without account: for such uses and services of the Stables as by the privy seal of 1689 Aug. 22: and is for one year commencing 1696–7 Jan. 1. (Money order dated Oct. 24 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 380, Order Book IV, p. 413.
Same for 2500l. to same as imprest for providing horses and geldings for his Majesty's service for the year commencing 1696 Sept. 29. (Money order dated Oct. 14 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 380, Order Book IV, p. 413.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 50000l. 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 for the service of the Forces in Flanders. Disposition Book XIV, p. 102.
Same to same to issue 1200l. in like Bills to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their names as Paymasters of the Forces Ireland: as imprest: to be paid over to the Commissioners of Transports for the transport service. Ibid.
Sept. 28.William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh. In July 1695 the sum of 1390l. 18s. 2d. was issued to you by tallies on the Clerk or Keeper of the Hanaper in Chancery, to be paid over to Commissary Shales for the satisfaction of divers persons employed by him in buying provisions &c. It has been represented to my Lords that by reason of the great and constant charge which is upon the revenue of the Hanaper the said tallies cannot in all probability be paid out of the same in any reasonable time. As any persons entitled to the said tallies do bring the same to you you are to exchange them for tallies and orders on the Salt Act. Disposition Book XIV, p. 104.
Same to Mr. Clark to procure a warrant to be signed by the Lords Justices, England, to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces Ireland to pay 5860l. to Commissioners of the Transports on account of the Transport service. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 355.
Same to the Navy Commissioners for an account of the moneys issued at the Exchequer for building the 27 ships of war, shewing the payments made and those remaining to be paid on account of that service and how much the overplus may be in the Navy Treasurer's hands. Ibid., p. 356.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Hebburne (one of the Surveyors of Newcastle port) as collector of of the said port loco Jno. Pye dismissed.
Thomas Rawson (waiter and searcher at Stockton) as surveyor at Newcastle loco the above Hebburne.
Christopher Fawthorp as waiter and searcher at Stockton loco the above Rawson. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 376.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Richard Bugbey shewing that by Act of Parliament there is a Duty of 6d. per bushel laid upon malt which [Duty] commenced April 22 last; in pursuance whereof the officers gauged all the malt he had by him which was made the year before; but he had also 16 or 17 quarter of malt which was made 2 years before whereof 10 quarter was sold before the Act commenced but not delivered when the officers came and which he did not shew the officer: therefore praying consideration of his case. Reference Book VII, p. 237.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Amyden merchant for discharge of a parcel of East India wrought silk stopped by Mr. Greathead, a Customs Surveyor, for short entry, which was by mistake. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Thomas Howard one of the four Tellers of the Receipt to admit Lionel Herne as his first or chief clerk provided he be sworn according to the directions of the Act for observing the course of the Exchequer. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 388.
Report to the Lords Justices England from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Peter Peterson ut supra p. 214-5. We submit the report of the Customs Commissioners hereon as follows: viz.
Appending: said Commissioners' report dated Aug. 31. The ship Tolmodigheyt of Copenhagen, Peter Peterson master, laden with French linen cloth, was seized at Dartmouth and condemned in the Admiralty Court and the King granted 500l. thereout to the seizers Nicholas Roop and Capt. Stevens clear of their charges, on payment of which the ship and goods were delivered to Peterson and he sailed from Dartmouth for Copenhagen but by a violent storm was driven into Plymouth where she was again seized and for want of claim and defence in the Exchequer Court she stands condemned by default and is ready for sale by inch of candle "although as we are informed by our Solicitor and others that the said ship and such of her lading as remained on board ought not nor could not as the law now stands have been condemned, which is also agreeable to the opinion of Sir Charles Hedges" and in this second forfeiture petitioner is altogether under a surprise and has yet received no advantage by the King's grant although he has paid the said 500l. to the first seizers and near 300l. in charges, which is something near the value of the ship and lading. Ibid., pp. 389–90.
Sept. 29.Money warrant for 2949l. 12s. 0d. to Geo. Stepney Esq. for 4 bills of extraordinaries 1696 July 30 to 1697 July 30 as late Envoy Extraordinary to several Princes of Germany. (Money order dated Sept. 30 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 372, Order Book IV, p. 405.
Same for 1407l. 11s. 11½d. to the Agents for Taxes for an overpayment by John Mason, Receiver General for Cambridge and Ely, being 213l. 12s. 9d. on his account of the third 4s. Aid and 1193l. 19s. 2d. on his account of the fourth 4s. Aid: to be immediately repaid into the Exchequer on his account of the 3s. Aid. (Money order dated Oct. 8 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 372. Order Book IV, p. 411.
Same for 2617l. 9s. 1d. to same for an overpayment on Ralph Williamson's account of the fourth 4s. Aid for Co. York; same to be repaid into the Exchequer on his accounts as follows viz. 2591l. 17s. 8¾d. on the said Aid for Cos. Durham and Northumberland and the remaining 25l. 11s. 4½d. on his account of the Duties on Marriages &c. for Co. Yorks. (Money order dated Sept. 30 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 373, Order Book IV, p. 406.
Same for 150l. 19s. 9½d. to the same for an overpayment on the account of Lawrence Ambrose Esq. as Receiver General of the fourth 4s. Aid in Co. Berks.: same to be immediately paid back into the Exchequer on his account for the 3s. Aid. (Money order dated Oct. 11 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 381, Order Book IV, p. 421.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 2000l. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: as imprest: to be paid over to the Victualling Commissioners to be by them applied to the course of payments in the Victualling Office. Disposition Book XIV, p. 103.
Sept. 29.William Lowndes to the Attorney and Solicitor General for their opinions on the enclosed case [missing] of many persons purchasing orders for loan &c. who by omitting oath of their purchases within the time limited by the Act of Parliament cannot have their assignments registered so as to receive [in proper course] their principal and interest. Give my Lords your opinion what can be done for the case of those concerned. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 356.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners. My Lords have read your report on the Excise Commissioners' representation touching the debt due from your Office for Excise. You are to reserve in the hands of the Victualling Cashier 8000l. in tallies and orders on the fourth 4s. Aid being those formerly directed to be reserved towards payment of the said debt and for the remainder you are to reserve tallies and orders on the Salt Act "upon which said tallies and orders as any money comes in either for principal or interest you are to apply same towards payment of the Excise debt." Take especial care that the cashier be surcharged with the interest which he shall receive from time to time on the said orders. Send my Lords a list of the tallies and orders hereby directed to be reserved. Ibid., p. 357.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Jno. Marshall as tidesman at Plymouth loco Jonas Munford preferred to be landwaiter at Bristol; (John Hunt who had a warrant for that place having declined it). Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 377.
Treasury reference to Geo. Clark Esq. of the petition of the officers and captains of Col. Lillingston's late Regiment of Foot shewing that in the beginning of January 1693–4 the King ordered them speedily to recruit their respective Companies which about 2 months [before] arrived from the West Indies where they had lost two thirds of their men; that by the 1st of May at great charge and expense they completely filled up the said Companies; that the King declared they should be allowed as [mustered] full to the said May 1 but having no written order under the King's sign manual they are deprived of this his gracious intention: therefore praying to be allowed as aforesaid. Reference Book VII, p. 239.
Sept. 30.Money warrant for 10l. to Abraham Freeman for apprehending Thomas Boon alias Booth a burglar. (Money order dated Oct. 1 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 374, Order Book IV, p. 407.
Same for 220l. to Henry Ferne gent., chief clerk to Henry Carew one of the four Tellers of the Receipt, for so much paid by him to discharge several directions on the said Teller for principal and interest out of the 1380l. in new money by tale which was all he received thereon but which was charged in the said Tellers' Office for 1600l. by reason the same was paid in there by the Receivers of the contributions for Malt [Lottery] tickets by weight at the rate of 6s. an ounce according to the directions of the Act of Parliament. This warrant is to be satisfied out of the produce of the hammered money paid into the Exchequer [out] of the contributions for Malt tickets and delivered to the Mint to be coined. (Money order dated Oct. 4 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 377, Order Book IV, p. 408.
Sept. 30.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2949l. 12s. 0d. to George Stepney, Envoy to the Princes of Germany: out of such Malt [Lottery] tickets remaining in the Exchequer on account of the Civil List as are in the earliest course of payment and have no prizes attending them. Disposition Book XIV, p. 103.
Same to same to issue 170l. 3s. 4d. to the Treasurer of the Chamber out of like tickets as above; to be paid over to John Cox, servant to the Council Chamber, for his wages, extraordinary expenses and attendance on Councils and Committees from 1692–3 Feb. 7 to 1696-7: Feb. 7: pursuant to a warrant of the Privy Council. Ibid., p. 105.
Same to same to issue (out of the rent of Hackney Coaches) 75l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be paid over to Lieut.-Col. Bristow in part of 199l. 15s. 6d. due to him as a Captain in the First Regiment of Guards to 1693 April 1. (Same to said Earl to so pay same). Ibid.
Same to Mr. Aldworth enclosing auditor Shales's representation made to the Treasury Lords concerning the receipt of the land revenue in Cos. York, Durham and Northumberland. Send my Lords your answer thereto with all speed. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 354.
Same to the Attorney General. Mr. Charles Bertie, as lessee of the manor of Deeping under the Queen Dowager, claims the goods, chattels, specialties and real estate forfeited within that manor by persons attainted for clipping and coining. This claim is grounded chiefly on a grant of franchises and profits made by Charles II to the now Queen Dowager. Please give my Lords your opinion on the justice of such claim. Ibid., p. 356.
Same to Mr. Lilly [Receiver of the Post Office] forthwith to pay into the Receipt 2000l. of the money of the Post Office in your hands. Ibid., p. 357.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Richards shewing that he was for several years Receiver General of Co. Herts. and always made punctual payment until his receipt of the fourth 4s. Aid, in which he made a failure, which was occasioned by William Marston his partner who received great sums but refused to give any account thereof; and John Gape, one of his searchers, being brother-in-law to Marston endeavours all he can to prevent petitioner being [set] at liberty [in order] to prosecute Marston: therefore praying a stop to the process on the extent. Reference Book VII, p. 237.
Same to Brook Bridges, one of the Auditors of Imprests, of the petition of Eliz. Bale, widow of Thomas Bale, shewing that her said husband was employed above 6 years by Aaron Smith, late Solicitor of the Treasury, in the prosecution of offenders and that there remains due to him 1500l. odd; that the said Smith in his account delivered in to the Commissioners of Accounts charges him with 4958l. 16s. 8d. without taking notice how the same was expended: therefore praying that her said husband's account may be stated and that she may receive what shall appear to be Justly due to him. Reference Book VII, p. 238.
Sept. 30.Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of Jno. Tailor, his Majesty's [water] engine keeper at Windsor shewing that for 8 years he has maintained and repaired his Majesty's engine at his own cost and charges, in which time he has laid out 28l. 11s. 4¼d. thereon besides 8l. 13s. 0d. in the prosecution of one Daniell Beaumont for stealing away his Majesty's stones; and that there is also 1¾ years due on his salary of 40l. per an.: all which sums amount to 107l. 4s. 4½d. therefore praying payment. Ibid.