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'Warrants etc: October 1697, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 13: 1697-1698 (1933), pp. 115-128. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82930 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Letters Patent, Privy Seals, Royal Sign Manuals and Warrants, Treasury Warrants, Commissions, Orders, Letters, Memorials, Reports and Other Entries: All Not of the Nature of Treasury Minutes.
Oct. 1.Warrant by the Lords Justices, England, to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Exchequer to take in loans on credit of the Exchequer in general either in Exchequer Bills "according to the value of the full sums contained therein and of the interest due thereupon" or else in old hammered money of the fineness of sterling silver or in any foreign silver of that fineness by weight after the rate of 5s. 4d. per ounce Troy: the orders of repayment to be registered in course: and when any future Aids or Supplies shall be granted by Parliament unto which the said loans may be [by Act of Parliament directed to be] transferred they are immediately to be so transferred.
The silver or bullion of the said moneys so lent is to be melted and cast into ingots, assayed and reduced to standard and the same to be transmitted to the Mint to be coined into the lawful coins of the realm and the new money proceeding therefrom (other than the necessary charges of melting and recoining) is to be paid into the Exchequer to be thence issued for the necessary service of the Navy and Land Forces. (The privy seal hereon is dated Oct. 4.) (Treasury Warrant dated Oct. 5 to the Receipt hereon to take in such loans accordingly). King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 433-4, Money Book XIII, p. 378.
Money warrants for 91l. 5s. 0d. each to Benj. Coleinge and Nathaniell Cocks for 2 years to Sept. 29 last on their 2s. 6d. a day each as Keepers of the Council Chamber. Money Book XIII, p. 374.
Treasury warrant to the Glass Commissioners to pay the assessments to the 3s. Aid on such of their officers whose salaries do not exceed 50l. per an. Ibid.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill (total 1227l. 10s. 0d.) and the incidents bill (total 2205l. 8s. 2d.) of the Stamp Office for the quarter ended Sept. 29 last. Ibid.
Money warrant for 600l. to Samuell Travers Esq., Surveyor-General of Crown Lands, for his extraordinary pains and charges in a journey into New Forest where he attended 3 weeks upon a commission of inquiry; and in a survey and valuation of the manor and bailiwick of St. James's; and in measuring and valueing a grant of the Bargehouse and other buildings at Lambeth; and in preparing a state of the revenue of the whole Principality of Wales; and in making out particulars of the manor of Hendon; and in the survey of East Greenwich and divers other services relating to his office: and is for 3 years to 1697 Lady day: to be satisfied by tallies on the Duchy of Cornwall. (Money order dated Oct. 4 hereon). Ibid, p. 375, Order Book IV, p. 408.
Oct. 1.Money warrant for 50l. to the churchwardens of St. James's, Westminster for one year's annuity to May 19 last towards the support of the poor of said parish. (Money order dated Oct. 4 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 375, Order Book IV, p. 407.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt &c. to direct Henry Carew, one of the four Tellers of the Receipt, to surcharge himself with 1715l. for the prizes belonging to the Lottery tickets on the Malt Duty which remained in the office of the said Carew for his Majesty's use on August 18 last; it appearing by the account of Henry Ferne gent, clerk to the said Teller, that the said prizes amount to 1845l. but that in regard 13 of them being above 20l. each lose the 10l. each which they would have carried if they had been drawn blanks whereby the said prizes are to be reckoned only 1715l. the said Teller is to charge himself therewith by throwing down a bill and striking a tally for the same; and the Auditor of the Receipt and the Clerk of the Pells are to charge him therewith in their respective certificates. Money Book XIII, p. 376.
Money warrant for 50l. to Mahaleel Windham for the 8 doorkeepers of the House of Peers (himself being one) as reward for their attendance in the session begun 1696 Oct. 20 and ended 1697 April 16. (Money order dated Oct. 4 hereon). Ibid. p. 376, Order Book IV, p. 407.
Treasury warrant to the Navy Commissioners to make forth bills for allowing in the account of Phillip Papillon their cashier the sum of 9915l. 3s. 0d. for interest and discount of tallies from 1691 to 1696–7 Mar. 11 according to 3 accounts of the moneys received [for interest] and paid by him [for discounts] for such interest and discount: which accounts contain all such moneys so received and paid save only such were received for interest upon the account of the moneys assigned for the service at Cadiz, which have been made good by you [the said Navy Commissioners]. Money Book XIII, p. 377.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2000l. to me [Lowndes] on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service: out of any money paid into the Receipt from the Post Office. (In the margin: Oct. 8 [paid] 718l.). Disposition Book XIV, p. 104.
Same to same to pay 91l. 5s. 0d. each to Nathaniel Cox and Benj. Coling out of such Malt Lottery tickets remaining in the Exchequer for the Civil List as have no prizes attending them: on a money warrant.
And 102l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of the Chamber out of the like tickets to be paid over to the said Coling and Cox: on a warrant from the Privy Council. Ibid, p. 105.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 400l. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: as imprest: to answer the freight as well of the Governor of New England's goods as of the Ordnance stores which are shipped and going thither. Ibid, p. 107.
Oct. 1.William Lowndes 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 1200l. to the Transports Commissioners Ireland. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 355.
Same to Mr. [Auditor] Aldworth for an account what fee farm rents within your audit which have formerly by deed been set apart for payment of pensions [charged on the Crown rents in the respective counties] do now appear to be defective [unequal to the said charge]; and also what rents remain unsold and which are constantly answered, "to the end due care may be taken to make good the said deficiencies thereout." (The like letters to Auditor Shales and to Auditor Sir Joseph Seymour). Ibid. p. 358.
The Treasury Lords to the Governor and Directors of the Bank of England.
Upon the conclusion of peace a large sum of money is necessary for the service of the Navy for the paying of wages to the seamen [in order to their disbanding] whereby a great growing expense will be saved to the King and a good encouragement will be given to trade by leaving the seamen at liberty to serve in merchants' ships. We should not think ourselves to have performed our duty if we did not endeavour by all means to get money advanced for the said purpose; and believing it is in the power of the Bank of England at this time to furnish money for a service that will be not only acceptable to the Government but advantageous to the whole nation we therefore entreat you to lay our desires before the General Court that the sum of 100,000l. or more may be supplied on such Parliamentary securities as shall be deposited with the Bank of England for the same: which sum shall be repaid in specie within six months or sooner if the Parliament shall enable us, upon our representing this good service performed by the Bank. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of two tenements in the manor of Treverbyn Courtney in order to a lease thereof to Gilbert Eare Esq. for 99 years terminable on three lives in reversion of Oliver and Nicholas Saul: at the ancient rents of 9s. 9d., 7s. 4d. and 6s. and fine of 150l.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on Eare's petition for same ut supra Treasury Calendar Vol. XI, p. 181. About three years since Eare presented distinct petitions on behalf of Thomas Pascoe and Tho. Carn for renewal of three tenements but they did not think fit to proceed on my then ratal. Petitioner is now suitor for himself. The toft of land was not surveyed in the Parliamentary Survey in 1650 nor by Sir Richard Prideaux in 1660 and was altogether concealed from the Crown till discovered by this petitioner, who for some years past has been employed in matters relating to the Duchy. It was granted by Queen Elizabeth to Oliver Richard and Nicholas Saul and by them assigned to Jno. Bovel whose posterity have withheld same from the Crown. It is valued in Norden's survey in Charles I's time at 53s. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 392–1.
Same to same for a particular of the office of Havenor of the Duchy of Cornwall in order to a new lease thereof to Nicholas Morris Esq. in trust for Sir Nicholas Morrice bart. for 99 years terminable on three lives at the former rent of 30l. per an. and fine of 1600l.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on said Morris's petition ut supra Treasury Calendar Vol. XII, p. 312. The Havenor of the said Duchy was anciently accomptable for the profits of his office before the auditor of the Duchy; and by a medium of 7 years before 1641 it appears that the profits thereof (arising by the Prizage and Butlerage of Wines, port rents and other Duties within the said Duchy) amounted to 200l. per an. out of which deducting the Havenor's fee of 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. and an eighth usually allowed for the collection "the remainder of that medium did amount to de claro 212l. 1s. 8d." (sic.)
In 1660 Sir William Morris, then Secretary of State, obtained a grant of this office for the life of him and Sir William his son with the like fees and allowances as formerly but never accounted for any part of the profits from the date of his grant till 1691 at which time (upon surrender of the said office and of a pension of 100l. per an. for his life) the arrears of his account were discharged and a new grant passed to him of all the profits of the said office in farm for two lives at a rent of 30l. per an.
On the 5th Oct. 1676 Charles II also granted the said office and the profits thereof to Sir William Morris the elder (in reversion of the former grant of the said two lives then in being) for the life of William Morris son of John Morris of London merchant and in Dec. last 1696 the present petitioner desired to add two lives in reversion of the said William Morris who had been for several years in the East Indies and had not then been lately heard from. I required proof of death and it is now acknowledged that he is since dead. The last grant being now expired the office and the profits are in the King's disposal and I think the date of William's death should be certified and the mesne profits from date of death should be put in charge and answered to the King. Petitioner now desires a new grant for three lives and produces a lease made 1690 May 15 by him (as guardian to Sir Nicholas Morris an infant) to James Paul Esq. for 130l. per an. in time of war and 170l. in time of peace. In the time of Sir William it was let to the said Paul and one Clitheroe for 200l. per an. and though 'tis alleged that the trade in those western parts is much decayed I cannot rate the desired lease at less than 1600l. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 394–5.
Oct. 1.A Regulation of subsistence for the army in Ireland: to commence for the Foot and Dragoons for 1697 July 1 and for the Horse from Oct. 1.
Regiment of Horse: Colonel as Colonel 5s. a day; Lieut.Col. as Lieut.-Col. 3s.; Major who has no Troop 12s.; Chaplain 3s. 4d.; Adjutant 2s. 6d.; Chirurgeon 3s.; kettledrum 1s. 6d.: [and for each of 6 Troops], Capt. 7s.; Lieut. 5s.; Cornet 4s. 6d.; Quarter Master 3s.; 3 corporals each 1s. 6d.; 2 trumpets each 1s. 6d.; 50 troopers 1s. each: total for the Regiment for the week 172l. 6s. 5d.
Two Regiments of Dragoons: for each Regiment, Colonel as Colonel 5s.; Lieut.-Col. as Lieut.-Col. 3s.; Major with no Troop 6s. 8d.; with a Troop 3s.; Chaplain 3s. 4d.; Adjutant 2s. 6d.; Chirurgeon 3s.; Gunsmith 2s.; [and for each of 8 Troops] a Capt. at 5s.; Lieut, at 3s.; Cornet at 2s. 6d.; Quarter Master at 2s.; 2 Serjeants each 1s. 6d.; 3 corporals each 1s. 3d.; 2 drummers each 1s.; 60 soldiers each 9½d.: total for the Regiment for the week 200l. 2s. 10d. or 400l. 5s. 8d. for the two.
Eleven Regiments of Foot: for each Regiment: Colonel as Colonel 5s.; Lieut.-Col. as Lieut.-Col. 2s. 6d.; Major as Major 1s. 8d.; Chaplain 3s. 4d.; Adjutant 2s.; Quarter Master at 2s.; Chirurgeon and his mate 3s. 3d.; and for each of 12 Companies: Capt. 4s.; Lieut. 2s.; Ensign 1s. 6d.; 2 Serjeants 9d. each; 3 corporals 6d. each; 50 soldiers 4d. each: one Company of Grenadiers consisting of 2 Lieuts., 3 Serjeants, 3 corporals, 2 drummers [and 50 soldiers] 10l. 5s. 11d. per week; total for each Regiment 133l. 8s. 2d. per week: total for 11 Regiments 1467l. 9s. 10d. per week.
Full total for the whole Regulation 2040l. 1s. 11d. per week. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 246.
Oct. 2.Royal letters patent appointing William Simpson Esq. of the Inner Temple to be one of the Barons of the Exchequer loco Richard Wallop Esq. deceased. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 459–60.
Money warrant for 196l. 1s. 1d. to Hilary Reneu merchant for so much disbursed by him for his Majesty's particular service. (Money order dated Oct. 8 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 380, Order Book IV, p. 413.
Oct. 5.Same for 2000l. to the Treasury Lords (Charles Montague, Chancellor of the Exchequer; Sir Stephen Fox; John Smith; Sir Thomas Littleton and Thomas Pelham) for 1697 Michaelmas quarter's salaries. (Money order dated Oct. 6 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 378, Order Book IV, p. 410.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay Christopher Tilson 37l. 10s. 0d. for same quarter for making a particular account of the receipt and application of the revenue of Customs and other services. Money Book XIII, p. 379.
Money warrant for 500l. to Henry Baker Esq: upon account: for Crown law charges. (Money order dated Oct. 6 hereon.) Ibid, p. 379, Order Book IV, p. 409.
Treasury allowance of the 1697 Sept. 29 quarter's salary bill of the Excise Office: total 5865l. 18s. 0d. Money Book XIII, p. 379.
Money warrant for 100l. to William Knight and Henry Evans, messengers, for apprehending Robert Marriot pursuant to the King's Proclamation of Sept. 24 last. (Money order dated Oct. 8 hereon). Ibid, p. 380, Order Book IV, p. 410.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 60l for the French Ministers in the Savoy: out of any disposeable money in the Receipt. Disposition Book XIV, p. 106.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 1000l. in Exchequer Bills to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their name as Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland: as imprest: and is intended for the Transports Commissioners on account of the Transport service. Ibid.
Oct. 5.William Lowndes to the Earl of Orford, Navy Treasurer. Mr. Henry Ferne, chief clerk to Henry Carew one of the four Tellers of the Receipt, has represented to my Lords that in Feb. 1695–6 he gave notes to Mr. Dodington, Paymaster to the Navy Treasurer, for 593l. 0s. 11d. for the service of the Navy; which notes not being demanded of him till after 1696 June 24 he was forced to pay the same in new money and in order to make good the loss he was like to sustain thereby [he had] to charge himself with the clipped money for which the said notes were given as so much imprest money repaid by your Lordship into the Exchequer [which he did] and took a tally for the same accordingly. My Lords being well informed of the truth thereof by a report from Mr. Cha. Twitty (who is Clerk to the Auditor of the Receipt) and also by Mr. Dodington's certificate of the matter, do think that the said sum ought to be made good to Mr. Ferne and the said tally taken up and applied to your Lordship's accounts. You are therefore to pay the said 593l. 0s. 11d. to Mr. Ferne out of any money remaining in your hands for the services which were supplied by Mr. Ferne aforesaid; and take up the tally levied for the same; which tally will be allowed in your account [as Navy Treasurer] as so much imprest money repaid (The like letter dated Oct. 29 to the Navy Commissioners). Disposition Book XIV, p. 107.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 18000l. 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 14 days' subsistence to the Forces in England to Oct. 23 inst.13000
for subsistence [of the Forces] in Flanders; and is to answer a bill of Mr. Hill's payable to Mr. Hugeton5000
£18000
Ibid, p. 108.
William Lowndes to Mr. Fox to pay (out of Malt Lottery tickets issued to you out of the Exchequer for the services of the Forces, Ireland) 50l. to Capt. Daniell Wood on account of arrears for his service in Ireland and to enable him to return thither. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2000l. to Mr. Packer, Usher of the Receipt, viz. 1000l. thereof out of such Malt Lottery tickets remaining in the Exchequer for the Civil List as are in the remotest course of payment and have no benefits attending them; and the remaining 1000l. out of any disposeable money in the Receipt. Ibid, p. 109.
Same to Mr. Clark to procure a letter to be signed by the Lords Justices, England, to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay 1000l. to the Transports Commissioners on account of the Transport service. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 355.
Same to Sir Jno. Talbot. My Lords desire to speak with you on your memorial concerning fee farm rents. Ibid, p. 357.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] from Mr. Bridgman, one of the Secretaries to the Admiralty Lords, concerning the instructions which you desired might be given to Capt. Bostock, Commander of the Swift advice boat designed for the West Indies. Ibid, p. 358.
Oct. 5.Same to the Agents for Taxes enclosing a letter [missing] from Sir Jno. Manwareing touching Mr. Morgan Whitley, Receiver of Cheshire &c. and a letter [missing] from the Deputy Warden of the Mint at Chester touching one Evan John who is appointed a surveyor of the Duties on Houses &c. for Carmarthen and Pembroke. Send my Lords an account who it was who recommended the said John for that employment. Ibid, p. 359.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint to make and adjust with all possible expedition 3 sets of money weights of the sorts following to be the standard weights for money current in the kingdom of Ireland: viz.
dwt.grains.
one Ducatoon weight2016
one half Ducatoon weight108
one Piece of Eight weight17
one half Piece of Eight weight812
one quarter Piece of Eight weight46
one weight of2
one weight of1
one weight of12
one weight of6
Give my Lords notice as soon as they are ready in order to their being sent to Ireland in such manner as the Lords Justices of Ireland have desired. Ibid, p. 360.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Byfeild et al concerning beaver skins shipped in the ship Beaver from New York ut infra p. 134. Reference Book VII, p. 238.
Same to same of the petition of Jeffrey Jeffreys merchant shewing that with one Roger Shuller he became bound to the King for the 3d. duty on 500000 pounds weight of tobacco and the Customs Commissioners have brought a scire facias into the Exchequer Court against him; that he is ready to pay the Duties on their making him the allowance directed by Act of Parliament under James II: therefore praying such allowance. Ibid, p. 239.
Report to the Lords Justices, England, from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Philemon Coddan praying that the ship St. James of Brest may be delivered to him with the remaining part of her lading, same having been bestowed on him by the King for his service in seizing her.
We submit the Customs Commissioners' report on this case.
Appending: said Commissioners' report. We were informed that the capture and importation of the said ship were by collusion and confederacy and some probable circumstances were urged to ground a suspicion thereupon. But the cause of [the Customs officers'] seizure was only for satisfaction of the King's fine. We are well informed by our solicitor that petitioner's conviction was upon a very solemn trial at the Bar of the King's Bench upon a very extraordinary discovery of a fraud at Bristol.
As to petitioner's merit from the Crown since the conviction the same is not properly cognizable before us. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 392–3.
Oct. 6.Money warrant for 75l. to William Weckett for 1697 Michaelmas quarter on the allowance for his attendance and for fire candle &c. for the Treasury Office: and 5l. to John Hurst for same quarter for carrying letters on several occasions for his Majesty's service. (Money order dated Oct. 8 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 381, Order Book IV, p. 411.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to insert 6 per cent. interest payable quarterly in the money orders for repayment of loans on the Exchequer in general which are or will be lent in accordance with the privy seal of the 4th inst. ut supra p. 115. Money Book XIII, p. 382.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 500l. to Henry Baker out of such Malt Lottery Tickets remaining in the Exchequer for the Civil List as have no prizes attending them. Disposition Book XIV, p. 109.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 3000l. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Orford, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: as imprest: for the Victualling Commissioners to be by them applied to the course of payments in that Office. Ibid, p. 110.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to make out forthwith a bill according to the method of the Navy Office for paying to Sir Edward Gregory 300l. for one year's arrears to 1689 Sept. 29 on the pension granted to his late wife, the relict of Sir John Godwin. Ibid, p. 112.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh enclosing the Customs Commissioners' report as to the Customs payable for the clothes and other accoutrements shipped for the soldiers at New York together with a list of the particular parcels thereof and of the Customs due thereon. Please pay to the Customs Cashier the money so due and place same to the account of the said Company. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 359.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to give notice to Mr. Henry Serj[ean]t and the rest of the land surveyors in London port, as also to Mr. Colchester, Ranton, Reve, Singleton, Enos, White and Baines that they attend my Lords on Tuesday afternoon next. Ibid, p. 360.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Jno. Watkins (who has long served as an extraordinary boatman at Guernsey and well behaved himself) as boatman in fee there loco Robert Lee, lately preferred to be Register of Certificates there. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 377.
Oct. 6.Treasury reference to the Glass Commissioners of the petition of John Dagnia and his brother of Newcastle upon Tyne, glassmakers shewing that they are prosecuted under the Act for the Duties on glass &c. for not making a due entry of the glass bottles by them made; upon which there is recovered 200l. penalty and if the prosecution be carried on there will be recovered 400l. more which will be their ruin: therefore praying relief; being willing to pay the Duty for what shall appear not to be duly entered. Reference Book VII, p. 239.
Same to Nicho Baker of the petition of Robert Wintour, his Majesty's clerk in the Crown Office; shewing that he has expended for his Majesty's service there for 2 years ended 1696 Xmas [347l. 18s. 11d.] making with his salary of 50l. per an. 447l. 18s. 11d. Ibid, p. 240.
Same to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes of the petition of Thomas Langham shewing that he was employed by several persons to buy of the said Commissioners about 1000 [£ worth] of goods and a ship called La Towne de Victorie but his said employers not liking his bargain for same would not buy same and the Commissioners have now sold the ship at 160l. [less] than he offered and do threaten to sue him for that sum for not standing to his bargain: therefore praying that the proceedings may be stopped. Ibid.
Same to Samuell Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Sir Mathew Andrews for a lease under the Exchequer seal of the Hundred or Bailiwick of Mere Co. Wilts., parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, at the old rent of 8l. 12s. 11d. Ibid, p. 242.
Oct. 7.Treasury warrant to the respective Receiver General of the Duties on Marriages, Births, Burials &c. and of the Duties on Houses for the respective counties as follows to pay the salaries of surveyors as follow of the said Duties in their respective county or place: all ut supra Treasury Calendar Vol. XII, p. 227, viz.
Jos. Heslerton for Co. Berks.: 70l. per an.
Edward Ferne for Cos. Leicester and Rutland: 70l. per an.
William Alder for the North Riding of Yorks.: 80l. per an.
Gamaliel Carr for Co. Essex: 80l. per an.
Cha. Gibbons for Co. Lancs.: 60l. per an.
David Jones for Co. Kent: 80l. per an.
Edwd. Wardour for Co. Herts.: 70l. per an.
Richard Owen for Devon and Exeter: 80l. per an.
Jos. Palmer for Co. Durham: 60l. per an.
John Hall for Co. Northumberland: 70l. per an.
Samuell Antrim for Dorset and Poole: 70l. per an.
Gustavus Young for the East Riding of Yorks.: 80l. per an.
Robert Mason for the same Riding: 80l. per an.
Richard Parry for Cos. Carnarvon and Merioneth: 80l. per an.
William Jones for Cos. Cardigan and Montgomery: 60l. per an.
Hump[hrey] Jones for Cos. Denbigh and Flint: 60l. per an.
Stephen Haskins for Co. Wilts.: 80l. per an.
Richard Symons for Co. Worcester: 70l. per an.
Jenkin Morris for Cos. Monmouth, Glamorgan and Brecon: 70l. per an.
Henry Carter for Co. Suffolk: 80l. per an.
John Parsons for Co. Warwick: 70l. per an.
Charles Lynn for Co. Stafford: 70l. per an.
Charles Cooleing for Co. Southampton: 80l. per an.
Micha. Arnold for Co. Surrey: 80l. per an.
John Pitman for Co. Somerset: 80l. per an.
Richard Diggs for Co. Gloucester: 80l. per an.
Edward Pritchard for Co. Salop: 70l. per an.
Hugh Stevenson for Co. Oxford: 70l. per an.
William Wynne for Co. Notts.: 70l. per an.
Robert Lowndes for Co. Midd.: 70l. per an.
David Richards for Cos. Hereford and Radnor: 70l. per an.
George Ball for Co. Chester: 70l. per an.
Fran. Child for Cos. Cumberland and Westmorland: 70l. per an.
Dennis Nevile for Co. Derby: 80l. per an.
Tho. Morgan for Co. Beds.: 60l. per an.
Step. Soames for Cos. Cambridge and Huntingdon: 80l. per an.
Charles Jones for Co. Cornwall: 70l. per an.
John Sefton for Co. Bucks.: 70l. per an.
Money Book XIII, pp. 323–4.
Oct. 7.Money warrant for 200l. to John Baker gent.: without account: for his charges in prosecuting and recovering to his Majesty's use such part of the estates late of — La Pierere alias Slone and — La Britonier as do or ought to belong to his Majesty. (Money order dated Oct. 11 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 382, Order Book IV, p. 412.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 200l. to Lord Colepeper and 200l. to Lord Eure out of such Malt Lottery tickets remaining in the Exchequer for the Civil List as are in the remotest course of payment and have no benefits attending them. Disposition Book XIV, p. 109.
Same to Mr. Blathwaitc. I have read to my Lords yours of the 7th inst. informing that you acquainted Mr. D'Ellameet with what I wrote to you the 9th ult. about the payment of interest on the tallies in his hands, but that not withstanding, he still complains that his correspondents do not meet with the despatch they expect. My Lords have again sent to the Exchequer concerning that matter and are well assured from thence that the interest due upon the said tallies was directed on the 7th and 10th of the last month as was before intimated and that all possible despatch has been made and will be given at the Exchequer in the public business there; and my Lords cannot but conceive that his complaints are occasioned by some forgetfulness or omission of his correspondents either in not receiving the said interest when it was directed or in not signifying the same to him so soon as it was received.
I enclose two royal warrants for the King's signature, one for the Collar of S. S. for the Mayor of Dublin; the other for appointing Mr. Townsend to be Solicitor of Excise. Out Letters (General) XV, pp. 360–1.
Oct. 7.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners forthwith to sell the ship Tolmodigheyt of Copenhagen as directed by Act of Parliament and to pay the proceeds to his Majesty to be paid over to Peter Peterson; the same having been lately seized by the Customs Officers ut supra Treasury Calendar Vol XII, pp. 346–7, after it was ordered to be delivered to Peterson with leave to proceed on his voyage to Copenhagen upon his paying 500l. (as directed by his Majesty) to Nicholas Roop and Capt. Stephens. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 377.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Woodcock proposing his securities, detailed, for the place of Receiver General of the Duties on Marriages &c. Co. Leicester in succession to Mr. Trueman deceased. Reference Book VII, p. 240.
Report to the Lords Justices, England on the petition of Percivall Brunskill (see Treasury Calendar XI, p. 163). As to the lands alleged by petitioner to be found derelict and whereof he prays a grant we heard Sir William Goring and said Brunskell by their respective counsels and examined several witnesses concerning the manner of executing the Commission of inquiry and it appeared that the land in question had been enjoyed many years by Sir William Goring's ancestors and there was not in our opinion a probable title for the King and we directed the Attorney General to quash the inquisition as vexatious. As to Brunskell's application for a hearing in [the Privy] Council we think it adviseable to let him sue for the said lands upon the said inquisition which did not appear to be fairly executed and which is already quashed or directed to be so. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 396.
[?]Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of a docquet for a lease to Henry Chubb of the tenement called Knight's Tenement in West Bonialva Co. Cornwall for 99 years terminable on the lives of [him and] Henry his son and Joseph Chubb, son of John Chubb: at the rent of 24s. Ibid.
Oct. 8.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1450l. to the Trustees for Exchequer Bills and Mr. Lionel Herne their Secretary and Accomptant on the unsatisfied order in their names: out of such Malt Lottery tickets remaining in the Exchequer as are in the earliest course of payment. Disposition Book XIV, p. 110.
Same to same to pay the Royal Oak Lottery Pensioners (the poor pensioners) 1160l. 17s. 6d. in sums ut supra Treasury Calendar Vol. XI, p. 437 and X, p. 168, (with the exception of the omission in the present list of the names of Eliz. Needham and John Bearcroft). Ibid, p. 111.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to grant a month's leave to Humphrey Fitzherbert Esq. one of the Customers of Bristol port, he having a cause depending this term. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 361.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Raynold Brant of London merchant, for leave to amend a false entry of 450 pound weight of coney tail hair on board the ship Golden Hope Jno. Milde master, bound for Hamburg and praying a noli prosequi to the information in the Exchequer. Reference Book VII, p. 240.
Oct. 8.Entry of the swearing in, before the Treasury Lords, of Lionel Herne as chief clerk of Thomas Howard one of the Tellers of the Exchequer ut supra Treasury Calendar Vol. XII, p. 346. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 397.
Oct. 9.Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to allow to the several collectors of Excise concerned, in their accounts, so much of the sum of 495l. 13s. 6d. as follows as shall be computed in proportion to be deficient of the respective sums of hammered money paid in by each of them: same to be placed to the account of incidents: being the certified loss on the melting and reducing to standard of the 1746l. 4s. 10d. of hammered moneys ut supra Treasury Calendar Vol. XII, pp. 309–10. Money Book XIII, p. 382.
Oct. 12.William Lowndes to Mr. Clark to procure a warrant to be signed by the Lords Justices of England to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces Ireland to pay 50l. to Capt. Daniel Wood ut infra p. 134. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 361.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners. On your last attending my Lords about the receipt of the money on the Impost bonds for tobacco my Lords directed that Mr. Wolstenholme should proceed in the keeping those bonds till Xmas next, from which date Mr. Knight should do the same; and in the meantime to present to my Lords what may be necessary as to room and assistance in order thereto. Please communicate the same to Mr. Wolstenholme and Mr. Knight. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to report the reasonableness of the enclosed bills [missing] for the repairs and fitting up the Office for the Trustees for Exchequer Bills. Ibid, p. 362.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Eggia de Mezar et al Armenian merchants ut infra p. 131. Reference Book VII, p. 240.
Oct. 13.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to direct payment, by the outports collectors, of the outports salary bill for 1697 Sept. 29 quarter: as certified by Rowland Holt, Comptroller General of the Accounts of the Customs: being 6463l. 16s. 1d. established salaries and 570l. 5s. 0d. additional salaries or 7034l. 1s. 3d. in all. Money Book XIII, p. 383.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay the same quarter's salary bill of the Customs, London port: being 5569l. 2s. 6d. for established salaries and 121l. 5s. 0d. for additional salaries: or 5690l. 7s. 6d. in all. Ibid.
J. Taylour, in the absence of William Lowndes, to the Earl of Ranelagh to deposit in the hands of the Dutch Ambassador here, in London, security as follows for 800,000 guilders advanced in Holland for the service of his Majesty's Forces viz.
£
in Malt Lottery Tickets6000000
in tallies on the Continued Impositions14097111
in tallies on the Salt Duties600000
£80097111
Disposition Book XIV, p. 112.
[?]Same [to the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue 200l. each to Lord Colepeper and Lord Eure not out of the remotest Malt tickets ut supra p. 124 but out of the earliest such tickets not having benefits attached to them. Ibid, p. 113.
Oct. 18.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Goldham (Coldham) as a tidesman London port loco Richard Loader deceased.
Jeremy Molyne (who has long acted as deputy to the Comptroller of Colchester port and therein well behaved himself) as landwaiter there loco Jno. Toach lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 378.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to William Lambard of premises ut supra Treasury Calendar Vol. XII, pp. 239–40 (being demesne lands of the manor of Gillingham &c.) in trust for the children of Allington Payntor, the profits thereof to be subject to the disposition of the said Paynter's last will: to hold the scite and demesnes of Gillingham for 30 years from 1728 and the woodgrounds for twenty years from 1738: thus making up the term in the estate arising by Henry Brunker's lease to 61 years: at the ancient rents of 10l. 13s. 4d. for the scite and demesnes and 16s. 2d. for the woodgrounds: the consideration to be the lessees' charge in inning a breach by the sea in 1690 which overflowed a considerable part of the demesnes called Court Marsh.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 393, 434.
Oct. 14.J. Taylour, in the absence of Mr. Lowndes, to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 13000l. to the Navy Treasurer on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Navy: to be issued out of loans in Exchequer Bills on credit of the Exchequer in general: to be applied as follows: viz.
£
to satisfy bills of exchange10000
for the Victualling Commissioners upon account of the course of payments in the Victualling Office3000
£13000
Disposition Book XIV, p. 113.
Oct. 15.Money warrant for 400l. to the Agents for Taxes (Thomas Hall, Phill. Ryley and James Dewy and the executors of Bartholomew Fillingham and to William Clayton who succeeded the said Fillingham) being 100l. each for the first three and 100l. to be divided between the said executors and said Clayton: for half a year to June 24 last on their salaries of 200l. each. (Money order dated Oct. 19 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 384, Order Book IV, p. 412.
Same for 136l. 0s. 2d. to William Burton, clerk to the said Agents, 30l. thereof for the same half-year on his salaries; 10l. for a messenger and 96l. 0s. 2d. for incidents of their Office for said time. (Money order dated Oct. 19 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 384, Order Book IV, p. 412.
Oct. 15.William Lowndes to the Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall. The Havenor of the Duchy will pay you 1600l. by way of fine for his office. You are to pay 1000l. thereof to Sir John Somers, Lord Chancellor of England, on his annuity of 2000l. granted to him out of any of the revenues of the Duchy. Disposition Book XIV, p. 114.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 200l. to John Baber out of any disposeable money in the Receipt. Ibid, p. 115.
Treasury reference to the Glass Commissioners of the petition of Angelet Wright, widow, shewing that she bought a parcel of paper to the value of 40l. which was afterwards seized in her house for not having the Duty paid, the said paper being for her own use and it appearing before the Lord Mayor of London that she bought it before the Act passed: therefore praying to be admitted to pay the said Duty and to be discharged. Reference Book VII, p. 241.