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November 1697, 1-15

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'Warrants etc: November 1697, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 13: 1697-1698 (1933), pp. 141-155. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82932 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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November 1697, 1-15

Nov. 1.Treasury allowance of John Thorowkettle's bill of 16l. 3s. 4d. as Messenger of the Chamber attending the Treasury for last Sept. 29 quarter's attendance. Money Book XIII, p. 386.
Treasury warrant to Richard Hutchinson, the Customs Cashier, to pay the said Thorowkettle 16l. 3s. 4d. for the same quarter as Messenger appointed to attend the Customs officers. Ibid.
Money warrant for 25l. to Nahum Tate for same quarter on his fee as Poet Laureat. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Rymer for same quarter on his fee or salary as Historiographer Royal. Ibid., p. 387.
Same for 20l. to Arnold Squibb for one year to Sept. 29 last on his fee as Clerk of the Nichils. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Bartholomew Burton to produce to the Trustees for Exchequer Bills the Bills for 1000l. which you mentioned this day at the [Treasury] Board as passed in the Excise; in order that the Trustees may examine the endorsements, dates and numbers and make their observations thereon for the public service. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 376.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt, Clerk of the Pells and the four Tellers to deliver to Mr. Hume and Mr. Cremer (in order to their duty ut supra p. 137) such bills as have been thrown down into the Exchequer Court wherein any receipt is mentioned to have been made in Exchequer Bills: and further to permit them to inspect all papers and entries in your respective Offices. Ibid., p. 377.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Godfrey Webster and John Hay concerning the money due to them for clothes and accoutrements furnished for the Scotch Foot Guards under Major-General Ramsey in 1694. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe so much of the Order of the Lords Justices in Council as relates to the Customs.
Prefixing: said order dated Whitehall Oct. 28 made upon a presentment of the said Commissioners dated the 21st inst. [ult.] complaining of the insults of the French owlers and their abettors and assistants upon the Customs officers in carrying off wool from Romney Marsh and other parts of the coast of Kent: and also the account from the Admiralty Lords of the ships and vessels employed "off of" Romney Marsh for intercepting owlers pursuant to the Act of 7–8 Wm. III c. 28: and the instructions given to the Commanders to correspond with the Customs officers herein. Being informed that notwithstanding the above there are still great quantities of wool frequently transported from that coast into France, which must proceed from the failure of the officers so entrusted, it is ordered that the Admiralty Lords quicken the Commanders to constant cruising along the said coasts and that the Treasury Lords quicken the Customs officers to be more careful and diligent in their duty and to forthwith dismiss such as are remiss. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 383.
Nov. 2.Treasury order for the renewal of a lost money order No. 2814 on the salt Duties for repayment of 300l. to Charles Bertie, being money lent by him thereon 1696–7 Feb. 22: the loss being attested by Francis Chuter. Order Book IV, p. 415.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1155l. for wear and tear of the Navy: to be applied as follows together with 14s. 9d. out of any disposable money in the Exchequer: viz.
£
to Mr. Hunt for 900 hammacoes at 2s. 4d. each105
to ditto for 900 beds, pillows and coverlets at 11s. each for the use of the soldiers on board the Squadron ordered for Newfoundland495
to ditto for the charge of carrying the said bedding to Portsmouth at 8s. per hundred weight60
to 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; as by an account thereof examined by the Council of Trade495149
£1155149
Disposition Book XIV, p. 121.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Montague [Master of the Great Wardrobe] to cause his Majesty's Chapel in Whitehall to be furnished so far as 500l. will extend thereunto. Also please send to Mr. Greenhill, Comptroller of the Navy at Portsmouth, for the present which is intended to be sent to Algiers so that same may be opened and repaired and afterwards sent by your Lordship by the first safe opportunity to Algiers. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 377.
Same to the Warden of the Mint to take off your hands from the goods and chattels of William Hawkins and — Harrison in the manor of East and West Deeping Co. Lincoln, forfeited by their treason [for counterfeiting &c]; the King's right having been granted to the Queen Dowager by the patent of 1667 Aug. 20. Ibid., p. 379.
Treasury reference to Thomas Hall of the petition of Richard Hutchinson proposing his securities, detailed (total 50,000l.) for his office as Receiver General and Cashier of Customs. Reference Book VII, p. 242.
Treasury letters patent appointing Richard Hutchinson to be Receiver General and Cashier of Customs including the Four and a Half per cent. Duty: he to keep separate accounts under distinct heads for each branch of the said revenue: and also to distinguish in his book where he enters his receipt for the said branches how much thereof is received on Exchequer Bills, the [serial] numbers of the said Bills and from whom they came; and how much in old hammered money at 5s. 2d. an ounce; and what in milled money or guineas. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 401–3.
Nov. 2.Same for Richard Taylour gent. to be the particular officer in the Exchequer for paying the annuities or benefits under the Million Lottery Act: loco William Knight who is dismissed from that employment. Ibid., p. 405.
Nov. 3.Treasury warrant to the Stamped Paper Commissioners to pay 20l. to Samuell Allambridge out of the produce of paper seized by him which belonged to Antho. Staple; as reward for his charges and services in the said seizure. Money Book XIII, p. 388.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed account [missing] sent to my Lords by Sir William Beeston, Governor of Jamaica, of money received and paid by him for the use of Col. Lillingston's Regiment. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 378.
Same to Mr. Hall [First Secondary in the King's Remembrancer's Office]. In lieu of the fee of 6s. 8d. per 100l. to the Master of your Office no more than 30l. is to be taken for taking the security of Mr. Hutchenson as Receiver General of the Customs. Ibid.
Same to the Collector of Tenths of the diocese of St. Asaph. There is a tally for 100l. struck on the Tenths due from your diocese at Christmas last payable to the Countess of Plymouth. It is not yet paid. You are forthwith to pay same or acquaint my Lords with your reasons to the contrary. (The like letter to the respective like collectors for the diocese of Bath and Wells, tally 100l.; Chichester, tally 100l.; Lichfield and Coventry, tally 150l.; Durham, tally 200l.; Hereford, tally 100l.; Llandaffe, tally 100l.) Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing the petition and case [both missing] of Joseph Beverton with a letter from the Lords Justices [of England] in his behalf. The Treasury Lords recommend him for a more beneficial employment than he now enjoys. Ibid., p. 379.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Charles Shelley as surveyor of Newcastle port loco Francis Godfrey dismissed.
Miles Jackson as [a] coastwaiter at Bristol loco Andrew Duxbury, preferred to be a landwaiter, London port. This is to vacate the grant of Oct. 25 last supra p. 134 of this office to Thomas Chamberlaine who is since preferred to be landwaiter at Weymouth.
Giles Knightley as landwaiter at Poole and Thomas Chamberlaine as landwaiter at Weymouth; being ports which were retrenched during the war but are hereby revived, a peace being now concluded and a trade like to be open to and from France. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 382, 384.
Nov. 4.Same to the Commissioners for the Duties on Glass &c. to discharge from process John Dagnier and Onesiphorus Dagnier, of Newcastle-on-Tyne glass makers, on their paying 200l. and costs, they having been prosecuted in the Exchequer for removing glass wares before due entry made, upon which three issues were brought ready for trial at the last assizes held for Newcastle; on one of which a verdict of 200l. was obtained being for 10 offences: the Commissioners being informed that they had concealed above 2679 dozen bottles but that petitioners are not able to pay the forfeitures should the other two informations be brought and verdicts obtained thereon. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 406.
Nov 5.Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 12280l. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: as imprest: to be for fourteen days' subsistence to the Forces in England to the 20th inst. Disposition Book XIV, p. 122.
William Lowndes to same to issue 3000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy on the unsatisfied order in his name as Edward Russell Esq.: to be issued out of loans in Exchequer Bills on the credit of the Exchequer in general: to be for the Victualling Commissioners, to be by them applied to the course of the Victualling:
likewise 400l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of the like loans: and is intended to pay bills of exchange drawn by the Count de Frize for the service of the Forces on the Rhine. Ibid, p. 122.
Same to same to similarly issue 100l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the like order: out of the like loans: to be for subsistence to the Reformed Officers of Col. Lillingston's late Regiment. Ibid.
Same to same for an account of all pensions and annuities and of all fees and salaries payable at the Exchequer and how much remains due thereon to clear them to Michaelmas last. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 379.
Same to Mris Bland to forthwith finish the accounts of your late husband as Receiver of Crown Land Revenue for Co. Yorks. Bring same within six weeks to Auditor Shales. Ibid., p. 380.
Same to Mr. Lowray at York. You are to similarly finish your account for the time you have been receiver of the-above Crown Land revenue, otherwise process will issue against you for the same. I also enclose a state of rents set apart for payment of pensions &c. not charged in your account. You are to attend my Lords with your answer thereto in writing. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Henry Shales enclosing three articles inserted in your report to be delivered to Mr. Richard Howson touching several fee farm rents in Cos. York and Durham which (as he alleges) have for the times specified [not] been answered to the Receiver for those Counties and not accompted for to the King. You are to examine the particular accounts of the Receivers for those counties (which Mr. Aldworth is directed to show you) to see whether the said rents be duly charged or not. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Aldworth to show the above accounts to the said Shales. Ibid.
Nov. 5.Warrant by the Lords Justices, England to the Lords Justices, Ireland to order payment to Lawrence Stanyan out of the revenue, Ireland, of 1124l. 3s. 3½d.; it appearing from an account lately passed here [in London] by Edward Richbell lately deceased and the said Stanyan on behalf of themselves and the rest of the late Farmers (their partners) of the Revenue of Ireland that 4364l. 19s. 2¾d. is allowed them for so much paid to John Price, late Receiver General of the Revenue Ireland, by terre tenants and for casualties to 1686 Nov. 15; but it doth since appear that the said Price in his final accompt as Receiver has charged himself with 5489l. 2s. 63/8d. so received within the time of the said Farmers' grant, thus leaving the balance of 1124l. 3s. 35/8d. due thereon to the said late Farmers on their account. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 289–90.
Nov. 6.Same by same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 46l. 10s. 0d. to Major Henry Grove of Col. Colt's Regiment of Foot for the pay of himself and servants from 1695 July 1 to Aug. 31 notwithstanding his being respited on the muster rolls; his absence being occasioned by the wounds he received at the seige of Namur when Capt. of Grenadiers in the Royal Regiment of Fuziliers: as certified by Lord Cutts. King's Warrant Book XIX.
William Lowndes to Mr. Sansom to lay before the Customs Commissioners (for their observations thereon) the enclosed orders [missing] made by the Exchequer Court. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 379.
Same to the Wine Licences Commissioners for an account how far the money by you advanced on your [Wine Licence farm] contract is paid off [or repaid to you]. Ibid., p. 380.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Francis Gosfright et al merchants shewing that the Prince George galley, of which they are owners, on arrival in the Thames from the Straits is seized as not qualified by her build for the Straits trade: therefore praying to be excused the One per cent. [Mediterranean] Duty laid on ships in that trade, she being built galley fashion and every way qualified except half a deck which was omitted for her better sailing in time of war. Reference Book VII, p. 243.
Same to Thomas Hall of the petition of Richard Taylor gent. proposing his securities, detailed, as officer in the Exchequer for paying the annuities of the Million Lottery. Ibid., p. 244.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Bury proposing his securities, detailed, as Receiver General of the Duties on Marriages and on Houses for Co. Notts. loco Thomas Trueman deceased. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of Richard Hutchinson as Customs Cashier.
Followed by: a dedimus potestatum for taking part thereof in the country. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 407.
Nov. 8.Treasury warrant [? to Edward Nicholas] to pay to Ann Granvill the 3000l. Malt Lottery tickets reserved in your hands for paying her [wedding] portion as royal bounty to her as late one of the Maids of Honour to the late Queen. Money Book XIII, p. 389.
Same to Richard Hutchingson, Customs Cashier, to pay 40l. to Margaret Good, widow, for her services in discovering several parcels of gold and silver which were going to be exported and which were seized by — Aston and brought into the Custom House, London port. Ibid.
Money warrant for 100l. to William, Earl of Derby, Thomas Cholmondley and William Banks to be by them disposed and paid over to the Poor Ministers in the Isle of Man for one year to 1695 Lady day on their pension. Ibid., p. 391.
Treasury warrant to authorise the payment of the 125,552l. remaining unsatisfied on the money order of Sept. 16 last supra Treasury Calendar Vol. XII, p. 337 for 140,000l. to William Knight for paying annuities for one year ut ibid on which order 14,448l. has been satisfied leaving the said 125,552l. unpaid. The said balance is hereby to be paid to Richard Taylor: on imprest: the Treasury Lords having appointed him to be the particular officer in the Exchequer for paying the said annuities in the room of the said Knight. Order Book IV, p. 415.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 5000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of such new [coined] moneys as are or shall be [lent] in the Exchequer: to be applied towards disbanding the ten Regiments ordered to be disbanded. Disposition Book XIV, p. 123.
Same to same to issue 500l. to Phillip Ryley out of such Malt Lottery tickets remaining in the Exchequer for the uses of the Civil List as have no prizes attending them. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. My Lords have not yet received from you the state of the whole debt of the Navy at Michaelmas last as requested Sept. 8 last supra Treasury Calendar Vol. XII, p. 308. Please send it forthwith, with an estimate of what is incurred since. (The like letters respectively to the Earl of Albemarle for the Robes; the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded; the Transports Commissioners; the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces; the Earl of Montague for the Great Wardrobe; Mr. Bertie for the Ordnance. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 390.
Same to Sir Peter Killegrew. The accounts of the revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall are not declared for 9 years past and for two years past have not been brought into the Auditor's Office. It is evident to my Lords that the payments which ought to have been made out of that revenue have not been duly answered. As you are the officer my Lords will direct a prosecution against you and the office itself in case it be not better executed for the future. If you do not execute the office yourself take care to have such a deputy therein as will answer the revenue and duly accompt yearly for same. Ibid.
Nov. 8.Treasury reference to Brook Bridges of the petition of Robert Georges for payment of 24l. 6s. 0d. for fees paid on the late Mr. Rawkins' account as Receiver of the Hackney Coaches and for obtaining a quietus on the said account. Reference Book VII, p. 244.
Treasury warrant to William Knight, late Paymaster of the Annuities of the Million Lottery, to deliver over to Richard Taylour, his successor therein, all tallies and cash in your hands on account for paying such annuities. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 408.
[?]Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of a lease to John Hynton (at the nomination of Edward Lloyd) of a tenement in Upton for 31 years at 4l. per an. rent. Ibid.
[?]The like of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer Seal to Alexander Griffith of the lands in Co. Salop parcel of the lands of John Owen, outlaw: at the rent of 10d. per an. and fine of 1s. 8d. Ibid.
Nov. 8.Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of Thomas Woodcock as Receiver General for Co. Leicester of the Duties on Marriages loco Thomas Trueman deceased. (Treasury Commission dated same day to said Woodcock). Ibid., p. 411.
Nov. 9.Money warrant for 100l. to the Agents for Taxes: without account: for the incident charges in their Office. (Money order dated Nov. 10 hereon). Money Book XII, p. 389. Order Book IV, p. 416.
Same for 100l. 7s. 6d. to each to Benjamin Greg (Gregg) and Thomas Shirley Esq. for one year to each to respectively 1696 Dec. 8 and 1696 Oct. 27 on their fee of 3s. a day and board wages of 2s. 6d. a day as Serjeants at Arms. Money Book XIII, p. 390.
Same for 100l. to Peter Hume and Thomas Cremer for incidents relating to their service of examining Exchequer Bills in the Receipt. (Money order dated Nov. 10 hereon). Ibid., p. 390. Order Book IV, p. 416.
Same for 20l. to Jno. Sergeant and Jno. Fisher as Proclamation reward for apprehending and convicting Richard Humphreys and Mary Lush, two burglars, as certified by Sir Samuell Eyre, a Justice of the King's Bench. (Money order dated Nov. 10 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 391. Order Book IV, p. 417.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to signify to the Tellers that they discharge the Lottery tickets contributed for reversionary annuities by drawing cancelling lines over them before they are issued to the distinct officer for payment of the Lottery tickets. Disposition Book XIV, p. 123.
Nov. 9.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay a quarter of a year's interest on the loans charged on the Deficient Funds mentioned in the Act of last Session [8–9 Wm. III c. 20]; issuing same out of the money now remaining in the Exchequer of the Duty on Houses, the Additional Impositions Continued and the Additional Duty on Salt. Disposition Book XIV, p. 123.
Same to same to issue 40,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy 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 towards payment of wages to seamen. Ibid., p. 124.
Same to Mr. Richard Taylor to give Mr. Cremer and Mr. Hume the best instruction you can of the manner and method of the right indorsing of Exchequer Bills passing through the revenue and paid into the Exchequer and in what case they may be liable to suspicion: and you and the Comptroller of the annuities on the Million Lottery are to permit them to sit in the said Comptroller's Office "to perform this service." Out Letters (General) XV, p. 391.
Same to Mr. Burton. For the future you are not to act as one of the Trustees for Exchanging of Exchequer Bills. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed papers [missing] about several cases, which you left here [at the Treasury] this morning. Ibid.
Same to Edward Lewis, clerk to the Master and Worker of the Mint at Chester, to come to London forthwith and attend my Lords on the accusations brought against you. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint to report what is fit to be allowed to the five gentlemen entrusted in the country Mints to receive the clipped money and plate, for the time they have been employed therein. Ibid., p. 392.
Same to the Postmasters General. My Lords desire you to be careful where bills of exchange come from the country, or other places, payable in new money or guineas that the same be answered to the King in the same species for which they are drawn. Ibid., p. 397.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pass the entry (as if taken and imported in English ships) of a parcel of Newfoundland fish and a small quantity of train oil taken prize in the Angell Guardian from the French by a private man of war called the Ann Galley, and lawfully condemned as prize and bought by Samuel Shepard and Abraham Beake on behalf of themselves and other merchants in London but seized by the Customs officers at Plymouth: all forasmuch as the Treasury Lords "have in many other like cases declared that such capture is a laudable service and that the goods so taken from the enemy by ships of war should pass free of all Duties as if taken out of the sea by English ships" the Duty on the said fish (that sort of cod fish commonly called Poor Jack) being 1l. 6s. 6¼d. if of foreign fishing which is more than the value thereof and in the nature of a prohibition on foreign fishing; and on train oil similarly taken the Duty is 8l. 11s. 0d. net per ton; whereas if taken in English shipping both are free of Duty. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 384–5.
Same to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi as to the King's part of the forfeiture of the 18438 pounds of tobacco shipped off for Rotterdam on Sept. last by Cornelius Mason and others and seized because they omitted to deduct 135l. which was allowed [on importation] inwards for damage; the same having been openly marked on the hogsheads thereon manifesting that there was no intention of fraud; they having petitioned shewing that being unacquainted with the methods of the Customs at law they hastily submitted to a composition by licence and paid the officers a moiety of the apprised value believing thereby they had been at liberty to re-ship the goods and would have had favour as to the King's part, but nevertheless the officers have refused to certify the shipping thereof so as to entitle petitioners to a debenture [for drawback]: and the Customs Commissioners having reported thereon that they are inclinable to believe the error was by inadvertency. Ibid., pp. 386–7.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Charles Brawn Esq., Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Somerset, shewing that he has received on the 3s. Aid 5700l. which he sent up to be charged on that Aid but when it came to the Exchequer his agent had orders to charge it on the Subsidies; that he has since received about that sum on the Subsidies in [Exchequer] Bills which being endorsed "received in full on the Subsidys" the Tellers refuse to accept them on the 3s. Aid: therefore praying direction to them to so accept same. Reference Book VII, p. 244.
Treasury warrant to Auditors Brooke Bridges and Thomas Done. As either of you examine the tickets in the Million Lottery which are the vouchers to the accounts of the Paymasters [Paymaster] of those tickets, you are hereby at the same time to discharge all such tickets by drawing cancelling lines over them to prevent them being purloyned and going abroad again. And you are to take care that the Paymaster of the said tickets be surcharged in his accounts with the interest received on such tallies as we have directed to be issued towards payment of the said tickets. Further, you are to prepare and make up the accounts of William Knight gent. late Paymaster of the said tickets with all expedition. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 409.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of Richard Taylor as Paymaster of the aforesaid tickets loco said William Knight. Ibid., p. 410.
Same to the Trustees for Exchanging and Circulating Exchequer Bills. All acquittances given for any sum of money to be paid by the respective subscribers [or contractors] into your Office shall continue to be signed by seven or more of you: but in all other matters any five or more of you shall make a quorum and be sufficient to act. Ibid.
Nov. 10.Money warrant for 1510l. to the Trustees for Exchequer Bills, being 100l. to each of them, detailed, ut supra Tr. Cal. XII, p. 270. for one quarter to Oct. 27 last on their allowance of 400l. per an and 310l. to Lionell Herne their secretary and accomptant for the salary of him and the clerks employed by the said Trustees.
Appending: the list of the said officers in respectively the Accomptant's Office; the Cashier's Office; and the Office for delivering out Bills. (Money order dated Nov. 13 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 391–2. Order Book IV, p. 417.
Same for 80l. to Anthony Dunn, Jno. Connell, Peter Highnett, Mary Connell and Anthony St. Leidger as Proclamation reward for convicting Jno. Ribly and Thomas Cotterill for counterfeiting the coin of this kingdom; as certified by Sir Samuell Eyre, a Justice of the King's Bench and Sir Salathiell Lovell Kt., Recorder of the City of London. (Money order dated Nov. 11 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 392. Order Book IV, p. 416.
Same for 16l. 15s. 0d. to Thomas Harris gent. his Majesty's engraver, in full for making 2 seals for the Lords Justices of England and making and engraving 2 silver boxes, one of which was for the Instruments of the Ratification of the Peace lately sent over to Holland. (Money order dated Nov. 15 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 393. Order Book IV, p. 418.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1200l. to the Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: to be issued out of loans in Exchequer Bills on credit of the Exchequer in General: and is intended for the service of the Sick and Wounded: 800l. thereof to be charged to the head of wages and 400l. to the head of Victualling:
likewise 500l. to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their names as Paymaster of the Forces, Ireland: out of the like loans: to be for the Commissioners of Transports on account of the Transport service. Disposition Book XIV, p. 124.
Treasury warrant to same to issue 2355l. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: which sum (together with 2l. 16s. 8d. out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer) is to be applied for fourteen days' subsistence to the Regiments of — Lumley, — Windham, — Wood and — Raby from the time of their landing. Ibid.
William Lowndes to same to issue as follows out of such Malt Lottery tickets remaining in the Exchequer as have no prizes attending them viz. 100l. each to Serjeant Gregg and Serjeant Shirley (together with 7s. 6d. each out of any disposeable money) and 100l. for the [poor] ministers of the Isle of Man: making 300l. 15s. 0d. in all. Ibid., p. 125.
Same to Mr. Dodington for an account what money, [Exchequer] Bills and tallies remain in the Office of the Navy Treasurer upon account for the service of the Navy and are not yet applied to the service of the Navy or Victualling. Out Letters (General) XV. p. 391, Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for a certificate of what has been paid into the Exchequer on account of the new Customs granted for five years from 1694 Xmas and how much was delivered out to be re-coined and what such re-coined moneys produced; with an account how much principal and interest [of tallies or orders of loan thereon] hath been satisfied thereout. Ibid., p. 392.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords have read your report of the 9th inst. on the petition of Henry Smith of Dublin relating to a parcel of 60l. of money seized by the Customs Officers at Liverpool "as going to be exported." The said seizure is to be prosecuted with effect. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to same to employ John Barksdale as a tidesman London port in the inferior list of 35l. per an. loco Stephen College preferred.
Peter Beckford junr. as collector of the Plantation Duties under the Act of 25 Car. II, c. 7 at Jamaica loco Cha. Whittall deceased.
Charles Tokefeild (a tidesman in the inferior list London port) as a tidesman in the superior list of 40l. per an. there loco Maurice Bowen preferred.
Maurice Bowen and Stephen College to be established as riding officers between Deal and Dover at 60l. per an. each, as necessary for the guard of that coast.
Jno. Crawley as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco the above Tokefeild.
Jeffry Haford to be established as riding surveyor for the Isle of Thane and coast adjacent; the Customs Commissioners haveing been frequently alarmed with the notice of frauds lately acted and done at and about the Isle of Thanet and the coast between Sandwich and Deal which in time of peace will need a stronger guard and stricter inspection; and the said Haford being recommended by Bretton, Collector of Dover port, as a person of fidelity and long experience in the Customs.
Sion Hall as a waiter for the Four and a Half per cent. Duty at Bridgetown in Barbados loco John Mening dismissed.
Jno. Brinsdon as waiter and searcher of the Four and a Half per Cent Duty at Spights in the island of Barbados loco Jas. How, deceased.
Edward Parsons as collector of the Four and a Half per Cent Duty and of the Plantation Duties under 25 Car. II, c. 7 at Montserrat loco Garrett Trant dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 387, 389, 390, 391.
Same to same to discharge from the One per Cent. Duty [the Mediterranean Duty] the galley called Price George, Samuel Skinner commander, freighted by Francis Gosfright et al merchants; her case being the same with that of several other ships particularly as in the Customs Commissioners' report of July 17 last ut supra Tr. Cal. XII, p. 271 and therefore deserving the like favourable consideration. Ibid., p. 388.
Same to same to admit to entry a parcel of cut whalebone imported from Holland since May 1 last by Hugh Watson and James Cook merchants of Stockton, they having been under an unavoidable surprise, having countermanded the shipment as soon as they were informed that same was prohibited to be imported into this kingdom. Ibid.
Nov. 10.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Monsieur Pauly, Resident from the King of Demnark, a parcel of damask linen seized by—Vickers, a customs officer, in a wherry as it was coming up the river, being taken from on board a ship and concealed in a clandestine manner, but being claimed by the said Resident as only for his own use. He is first to satisfy the officer and to pay the Customs "there being no exemption out of the appropriations [of Parliamentary grants of Customs] of the Duties, in favour of foreign Ministers." Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 391.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the Prizes Commissioners report of the 2nd inst. on the petition of William Lewin et al ut supra p. 135. Reference Book VII, p. 241.
Nov. 11.Privy seal for 1500l. as equipage and 100l. a week as ordinary to the Earl of Portland as Ambassador Extraordinary to the Most Christian King: with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 436.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 500l. to the Earl of Montague on the unsatisfied order in his name as Master of the Great Wardrobe: to be issued out of such Malt Lottery tickets remaining in the Exchequer for the uses of the Civil [List or] Government as have no prizes attending them: this sum to be applied towards the furniture of the King's Chapel at Whitehall. Disposition Book XIV, p. 125.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Wingfeild praying the King's moiety of the fine of 50l. set on him as a butcher for selling a parcel of oxen in Smithfield. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 392.
[?]Same to Visct. Fitz Hardinge. Mr. Richard Darby is no longer to be employed in your office [of Treasurer of the Chamber]. Ibid.
Nov. 12.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 950l. to Paul Foley, Speaker of the House of Commons, out of the first disposeable money that shall be paid into the Receipt. Disposition Book XIV, p. 126.
Same to same to issue 6000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy on the unsatisfied order in his name: to be issued out of loans in Exchequer Bills on credit of the Exchequer in general: said sum is intended for the Victualling Commissioners to be by them applied as follows viz.:
£
for the course of their Office3000
for discharging unnecessary workmen3000
Ibid.
Same to same to issue (out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer) 154l. 9s. 6d. to Mr. Henry Segar on the unsatisfied order in his name for the charge of the [Trial of the] Pyx feast. Ibid., p. 127.
Nov. 12.Same to the Wine Licences Commissioners for a distinct account forthwith of the defalcations [allowances] which have been made by you to Michaelmas last out of the Duties on Wine Licences pursuant to your [farming] contract in repayment of the principal and interest advanced [by you] on your said contract. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 393.
Same to Mr. Digby to show Auditor Aldworth an account of all the [Crown or fee farm] rents that have been sold in the counties of Norfolk and Huntingdon. Ibid.
Same to the Solicitor General to report your opinion on the enclosed case [missing see infra pp. 153–5] touching the payment of tickets due on the Million Lottery. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to send Mr. Clayton to my Lords with the plates on which the forms for the Exchequer Bills are engraven so that they may be sealed up and secured. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Auditor Shales of the petition of Richard Hawson praying to be Receiver of the fee farm rents and other rents in Cos. Yorks., Durham, Archdeaconry of Richmond, and Northumberland "no receiver being appointed by the auditor of those counties." Reference Book VII, p. 244.
Nov. 15.Money warrant for 60l. to Ann Ryall, Housekeeper to the House of Commons: in reward for looking after the said House and keeping and cleaning the same for the 6 last Sessions of Parliament being at the rate of 10l. for each Session. (Money order dated Nov. 18 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 393. Order Book IV, p. 419.
Same for 2800l. to William, Earl of Portland, 1500l. thereof for equipage and 1300l. for a quarter's advance of ordinary as Ambassador Extraordinary to the Most Christian King. (Money order dated Nov. 18 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 393. Order Book IV, p. 419.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of any disposeable money in the Receipt) 100l. to Peter Hume and Thomas Cremer. Disposition Book XIV, p. 126.
Treasury Warrant to same to issue 720l. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Ranelagh [on the unsatisfied order in his name] as Paymaster General of the Forces: as imprest: to be for 14 days' subsistence to the Earl of Portland's Regiment of Horse, to commence from the time of their landing in England. Ibid., p. 127.
William Lowndes enclosing the opinions of the Attorney and Solicitor General relating to the application of the "rising" of the money of the Salt Duty for the paying of the tickets of the first Million Lottery. You are to govern yourself accordingly.
Appending: (1) the case.
A Duty on salt was granted [by 5 Wm. and Mary c. 7] from 1694 Nov. 25 to 1697 May 17 and certain Duties of Excise were granted [by the same Act] for 16 years from 17 May 1697 charged to [the extent of] 140,000l. per an. for payment of the annuities on the Lottery tickets [of the Million Lottery] as therein.
By 7 and 8 Wm. III [c. 31] the said Salt Duty is made perpetual and from 17 May 1696 is appropriated to another use viz. the Land Bank but the sum of 140,000l. is thereout appropriated to make good the Salt Duties from 17 May 1696 to 17 May 1697 [for the purpose of the appropriation as in the first named Act]. But no money came in by the Land Bank Act so the abovesaid Lottery Annuities for the said year still wanted the said 140,000l.
By 8–9 Wm. III. [c. 21 the Leather Duty Act] in order to discharge the said 140,000l. contributions might be made in money or by discharging Lottery tickets of the year 1696 to purchase reversionary annuities and the moneys coming in from such contributions are appropriated to payment of annuities charged on the Salt Duties from 17 May 1696 to 17 May 1697. On these clauses of the Leather Act there was contributed 64l. 4s. 4d. in money and 22713l. in Lottery tickets of the said year [1696] and a moiety of the said 64l. 4s. 4d. and the whole of the said 22713l. goes in [part] discharge of the said 140,000l.
Query: whether the Excise money now coming in on the first mentioned Act can be applied to pay the said Lottery tickets for the said year 17 May 1696 to 17 May 1697 or whether the said Excise must not be applied to the half-yearly tickets first due and unpaid as well before the said one year as [well as] during the same.
Memorandum: the case is the same for Tonnage Annuities [by 5 and 6 Wm. III, c. 20].
(2) The Attorney General's opinion signed Sir Thomas Trevor 9 Nov. 1697.
I am of opinion the Excise moneys coming in on the first named Act cannot be applied to payment of the abovesaid arrears for the year 17 May 1696 to 17 May 1697 or for the arrears for any former year: for by the said Act the 140,000l. per an. out of the Duty of Salt and the Excise thereby granted was made the yearly sum for payment of the Lottery tickets in case the weekly payments should amount to so much [as needful therefor] and in case of deficiency, to be made good out of the King's revenue: so that if there was any deficiency of the Salt fund before the time the Parliament took that fund [Duty] away by the second named Act such deficiency is to be made good out of the King's revenue; and the Excise which now is [in force under the said second named Act] is to answer the growing payments of the said 140,000l. per an.; and this appropriation would be hindered by any application of the fund to the payment of arrears; and for this the annuitants will have no remedy because such [growing or current] deficiency is not to be [similarly] made good out of the King's revenue, for the said revenue is to make good no defect but where the same falls short of answering 140,000l. per an. and not where it falls short by reason of applying any part thereof to pay arrears: and, for the arrears of the year between 17 May 1696 and 17 May 1697, the Parliament having taken away the fund that was to make good that year's payment I think it cannot be made good "out of any fund but what the Parliament hath or shall give for that purpose."
(3) Opinion by Sir John Hawles, Solicitor General, dated Nov. 13, upon the case:
By the Act of 5 & 6 Wm. and Mary [5 Wm. and Mary] c. 7 called the Lottery Act a Duty upon salt is granted from 25 March 1694 to 17 May 1697 and a Duty of Excise from 17 May 1697 for 16 years to be managed and collected by the Lords [sic for Commissioners] of Excise: out of which they were to pay into the Exchequer 140,000l. yearly and the surplus of those yearly revenues was appropriated for the payment of the debts in the Act mentioned: after those debts paid that surplus was appropriated for the use of the war against France; which 140,000l. was for the payment of annuities purchased by those who should advance 1,000,000l.; and it was declared that if the said revenue money [sic for in any] one year did not amount to 140,000l. that then the Lords of the Treasury were to make good the deficiency out of any other the the King's revenues not appropriated.
"upon which I think the 140,000 [which is] to be paid out of the revenue of Excise since 1697 May 17 cannot be applied to make good the deficiency of the 140,000l. which ought to be paid before that date, the Act [5 Wm. and Mary c. 7] not having appropriated the revenues of Salt and Excise for the payment of the said annuities "but only for the payment of 140,000l. a year and the 140,000l. for the payment of those annuities:" and if the revenue in any year fell short of that sum the deficiency was to be made good by some other revenue: and if the yearly revenue of salt and/or Excise exceeded that sum then the yearly surplus was appropriated to another use, to wit, the payment of debts and carrying on the war against France. But I think if the debts were paid, since the war with France is ended, that the Treasury may apply the surplus of that revenue above the 140,000l. a year to make good the deficiency of any former year as well before the year 1696 as for the year between 1696 and 1697. But I think no part of the 140,000l. of either of the revenues could be applied for the payment of tickets due in any year before the said 140,000l. was raised or became payable."
Out Letters (General) XV, pp. 394–5.
Nov. 15.William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayt to procure a warrant to be signed by the King to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces Ireland to pay 500l. to the Transports Commissioners on account of the Transport service. Ibid., p. 396.
Treasury reference to Thomas Hall of the petition of Richard Hutchinson proposing fresh securities for his place ut supra p. 142 in place of security not given by several sureties proposed in his former petition. (Treasury warrant dated Nov. 22 to the King's Remembrancer to take the said security). Reference Book VII, p. 245. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 404.