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'Warrants etc: January 1698, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 13: 1697-1698 (1933), pp. 211-226. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82937 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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January 1698, 1-15

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.
Jan. 3.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 27l. per an. to John and Nathaniel Cox as [jointly] Customer of the port of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Money Book XIII, p. 420.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests. On reading your report relating to the late Contractors for the Hearthmoney my Lords direct you to forthwith state their account, charging them with the whole 150,000l. [advance money] and the rents which became due during the term and allowing them all the payments of advance money and rent for which they have tallies [of receipt] in their hands; and upon the balance to make only a memorandum of the moneys for which tallies are levied remaining in the hands of other persons who allege money to be due to them thereupon: and if there be any further sum due to the King to even the account, it is to be distinguished in a particular ipsum upon the Contractors. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 407.
Jan. 4.Money warrant for 2000l. to the Treasury Lords (Charles Montagu Esq. Chancellor and under Treasurer of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox Kt, John Smith Esq., Sir Thomas Littleton Bart, and Thomas Pelham Esq.) for 1697 Xmas quarter's salary. (Money order dated Jan. 7 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 416. Order Book IV, p. 422.
Same for 80l. to William Wekett and Jno. Hurst for same quarter: to wit 75l. thereof to said Wekett on the allowance of 300l. per an. for his attendance in the Treasury and for disbursements (fire, candle, mops &c.) for the Treasury Office; and 5l. to said Hurst for his extraordinary pains in carrying letters upon several occasions for his Majesty's service. (Money order dated Jan. 11 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 416. Order Book IV, p. 423.
Treasury warrant to Richard Hutchinson, Customs Cashier, to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for same quarter for making a particular account of the Customs revenue and divers other services by the Treasury Lords' direction. Money Book XIII, p. 417.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill of the Stamp Office for same quarter (total 1227l. 10s. 0d.) Ibid, p. 418.
William Lowndes [to the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue to the Treasurer of the Chamber on the unsatisfied order on his name, 300l. out of such Malt [Lottery] tickets as are remaining in the Receipt for the uses of the Civil List: and is intended to provide for the reception of the Czar of Muscovy and his Court. Disposition Book XIV, p. 147.
Jan. 4.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 8000l. in Exchequer Bills to the Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: as imprest: for wages to seamen. Disposition Book XIV, p. 147.
William Lowndes to Sir Henry Ashurst for an account forthwith how much of the 4000l. put into your hands in Exchequer Bills (for a credit to be furnished to Col. Gibson upon his arrival in New England for the service of the Expedition to Newfoundland) has been actually employed by you for that purpose and how much thereof still remains in your hands. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 407.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Robert Blake, chaplain to Col. How's Regiment of Foot. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes of the petition of Capt. James Moody shewing that when he commanded in chief in the Mediterranean he sold two hulls of 2 prizes called the St. Francis Fezeir and Nostra Dam de Grace by order of Sir George Rooke and returned to the said Sir George 328l. 10s. 0d. for his Majesty's two thirds thereof: therefore praying an order to the Prizes Commissioners to discount to him so much as he paid to Sir George. Reference Book VII, p. 251.
Jan. 5.Money order for 200l. to Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt, for one year to 1697 Xmas on his usual and accustomed allowance for extraordinary service performed in his Office. Order Book IV, pp. 422, 424.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to make forth new [Exchequer] Bills at the Exchequer to be delivered from time to time to such persons as shall demand the same in lieu of such Bills as shall be brought in filled up with endorsements, being such as have been issued at the Exchequer by virtue of the two Acts of last session of [8–9 Wm. III c. 6 and c. 20]; which said old Bills so brought in are to be cancelled and kept apart from all other Bills whatsoever: and further to endorse or write on the said new Bills the interest incurred on the said old Bills, to the day of their being brought in to be reserved [sic for renewed]: all as by the terms of the Act of Parliament 9 Wm. III c. 2, lately passed entitled an Act to prevent the further currency of any hammered silver coin of this kingdom and for re-coining such as is now in being and for the making out new Exchequer Bills where the former Bills are or shall be filled up with endorsements. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 2.
Jan. 7.Money warrant for 500l. to Henry Holmes Esq., executor of Sir Robert Holmes Kt. deceased late Governor the Isle of Wight and Receiver of his Majesty's revenue in the said island; as in part of the surplusage of 1825l. 5s. 1d. which appears due to the said Sir Robert at the foot of his account ended 1692 Sept. 29. (Money order dated Jan. 11 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 417. Order Book IV, p. 423.
[? Jan. 7][William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue 425l. 6s. 3¾d. to Thomas Lloyd on any unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Works; to be issued out of Malt [Lottery] tickets remaining in the Exchequer for the Civil List: and is to be paid over to several artificers for repairing and fitting up a part of the Star Chamber for an Office for the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills. Disposition Book XIV, p. 148.
Jan. 7.Same to same to issue out of Malt Lottery tickets as above 80l. to Anthony Dun et al for apprehending burglars. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Aldworth for a state or abstract of the jointure and all other grants made by the late King James upon his Queen "as well before as after his accession to the Crown." Out Letters (General) XV, p. 407.
Jan. 8.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 500l. to Henry Baker out of Malt Lottery tickets remaining in the Exchequer for the uses of the Civil List. Disposition Book XIV, p. 149.
Treasury reference to the [Stamped] Paper Commissioners of the petition of Samuell Keble and John Waltho shewing that in 1695 they made proposals for the reprinting Lord Cook's Reports in French and pursuant thereto they bought great quantities of paper and began to print; that the Commissioners for Paper assessed the said paper at 17l. 4s. per cwt.; but the same not being for sale petitioners pray to be discharged of the Duty. Reference Book VII, p. 250.
Jan. 10.Money warrant for 500l. to Henry Baker Esq.: upon account: to defray the charges of Crown Law proceedings and such other services as the Treasury Lords shall from time to time direct on the King's behalf. (Money order dated Jan. 11 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 417. Order Book IV, p. 423.
Treasury warrants dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 15l. 4s. 4d. per an. to Richard Powys gent. as Comptroller of Lynn Regis port:
the salary of 10l. per an. to Thomas Lowther as searcher of Cardiff port:
the salary of 52l. per an. each to the following as King's waiters London port viz. Charles West, Richard Warner, Rose Peterman, Tutchen Martin, Thomas Hardwick, James Wingfeild and Samuell Enos. Money Book XIII, p. 418.
The like for salaries of 12l. per an. each to Charles Bevoir, Robert Burton, Richard Peirce and Peregrine Bertie, four of the undersearchers of London port, and to Christopher Walter Stockdale and Anthony Meeke who [jointly] enjoy the office of our other undersearcher [viz. the fifth undersearcher of London port located at Gravesend].
Sir William Fowles, his fee or salary of 120l. per an. as Head searcher in London port.
Sir Edmund Turner Kt. the fee of 366l. 16s. 8d. per an. as Surveyor of the outports; out of which he is to discharge the allowances to the officers for sending up accounts to the [Customs] Surveyor's Office in London according to the proviso in the said Turner's patent. Ibid, 420–1.
Jan. 10.Treasury allowance of the salary bill of the Excise Office for 1697 Xmas quarter (total 5901l. 8s. 8¾d.) Money Book XIII, p. 419.
The like respectively for the salary bills of the Customs, London port (5563l. 2s. 6d. for established salaries and 121l. 5s. 0d. for additional salaries or 5684l. 7s. 6d. in all to be paid by the Customs Cashier) and of the outports (6505l. 1s. 3d. for established salaries and 570l. 5s. 0d. for additional salaries or 7075l. 6s. 3d. in all: to be paid by the respective collectors of the outports). Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 300l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of the Letter [Office] money in the Exchequer: to be for the service of the Forces. Disposition Book XIV, p. 148.
Treasury warrant to same to issue 27,500l. in Exchequer Bills to Edward, Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: and is intended for wages to seamen. Ibid, p. 149.
William Lowndes to same to issue as follows out of general loans remaining in the Exchequer in Exchequer Bills viz.
£
to the Earl of Portland2800
to George Stepney Esq.500
to Matthew Pryor Esq.300
£3600
Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Jett of the petition of John Luff and Geo. Segnior, watchmen at the Exchequer, praying payment of 121l. due to them for watching to Dec. 21 last. Reference Book VII, p. 250.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit Benjamin Steel to ship off 20 small brass ordnance for the Dey of Tunis to put on two pleasure boats of his: as by the King's pleasure intimated by Secretary James Vernon. Warrants not Relating to Money VII, p. 434.
Jan. 11.Money warrant for 150l. to Rudolph Kein Esq. for three quarters to Xmas last on his salary as Closet Keeper to the King. Money Book XIII, p. 421.
Same for 50l. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates for half a year to 1692 Lady day on his pension. Ibid.
Same for 250l. each to William Blathwaite, William Bridgman, and Sir John Nicholas, and to the executors of Richard Cooling for one year to 1696 Michaelmas on their fee or salary as Clerks of the Privy Council. Ibid, p. 421. Order Book IV, p. 2.
Same for 20l. each to the following [as royal bounty] for the charges of their exportation to Maryland whither they are going chaplains: viz. Henry Hall, Edward Topp, Francis Platt, Thomas Clayton, Benj. Nobbs, George Trotter, Joseph Colbatch, William Reading, Henry Pasmer, Henry Boucker, Samuell Marshall, George Foster, Benjamin Walls, Thomas Jefferies, Thomas Marshall. (Money order dated Jan. 14 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 424. Order Book IV, p. 425.
Jan. 11.Same for 100l. 7s. 6d. each to the following for one year on their fee of 3s. a day and board wages allowance of 2s. 6d. a day as Sergeants at Arms viz. Thomas Twist (for one year to Lady day 1696); Joseph Lawson (for same time); Samuell Powell (for same time); John Templar (for one year to 1696 May 11); Edmond Williamson (for one year to 1696 Lady day); Thomas Payne (for same time); Thomas Charnock (for same time). Money Book XIII, p. 424.
Same for 420l. to the Kings, Heralds and Pursuivants at Arms as follows for one year each to 1696 Lady day on their respective salaries: viz.
£
Sir Thomas St. George, Garter King at Arms100
Sir Henry St. George, Clarencieux King at Arms40
Sir John Dugdale, Norroy King at Arms40
Robert Devenish Esq., York Herald26134
Henry Dethick Esq, Richmond Herald26134
Francis Burghill Esq, Somerset Herald26134
Gregory King Esq, Lancaster Herald26134
Charles Mawson Esq, Chester Herald26134
Peers Maudit Esq, Windsor Herald26134
John Gibbon gent, Blewmantle Pursuivant at arms2000
Lawrence Crump, Portcullis Pursuivant at arms2000
Peter Le Neve, Rouge Croix Pursuivant at arms20
Hugh Clopton, Rouge Dragon Pursuivant at arms20
£420
Money Book XIII, p. 424. Order Book IV, p. 425.
Same for 195l. 12s. 10d. to the officers of the Works as follow for half a year to 1695 Michaelmas on their wages, fees or salaries payable in the Exchequer: viz.
£s.d.
Sir Christopher Wren Kt., Surveyor General22163
William Tallman, Comptroller13139
Jo[h]n Oliver, Master Mason926
Math. Banks, Master Carpenter926
Chr. Hopton, Purveyor618
William Dickenson, Clerk Engrosser3368
William Ireland, Master Glazier9146
Cha. Atherton, Sergeant Plumber926
Alex Fort, Master Joiner2663
Richard Stacey, Master Bricklayer926
Jo[h]n Grove, Master Plasterer926
Grinlin Gibbons, Master Carver13139
Math. Roberts, plumber at Windsor926
£1951210
Money Book XIII, p. 429.
Jan. 11.Money warrant for 100l. to Sir William Turnbull for a year's salary to 1697 Lady day as late a Principal Secretary of State. Money Book XIV, p. 1.
Jan. 11.Money warrant for 100l. to Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury for one year's salary to 1696 Xmas as Principal Secretary of State. Ibid, p. 138.
Jan. 11.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of Letter Office money [sent to the Mint to be re-coined and now] brought from the Mint and remaining in the Exchequer: viz.
£
to Paul Foley, Speaker of the House of Commons230
to Rudolph Kien250
£380
Disposition Book XIV, p. 150.
Same to same to issue 5000l. to the Navy, on the unsatisfied order in his name, out of loans on credit of the Exchequer in General in Exchequer Bills: to be for the Victualling Commissioners: 3000l. thereof for the course of their Office and 2000l. for imprests. Ibid.
Treasury constitution and appointment of Harry Mordaunt Esq. as Conservator and Supervisor of Dean Forest for seeing to the enclosures of nursery timber as by the Act of Charles II and six other springs of young wood in all other parts of the said forest and to see that all the officers of the forest (as well those of inheritance as otherwise) strictly perform their duties in perambulating &c.: all loco William Wolseley Esq. deceased: during pleasure: with the usual salary of 100l. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 435.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities detailed of Robert Gardner as Agent for the Regiment of Brigadier William Selwyn. Ibid XIV, p. 485.
Captain Charles Thomas [Receiver General of his Majesty's casual Revenues, Barbados] to the Treasury Lords. Since my last letter of July 16 to you one Capt. Anthony Ford, commander of the ship John Bonadventure come in here and a Dutch captain named Mathew Boogaart, Commander of the ship Dolphin of Middleburg (both having letters of mart) did take a French ship upon the coast of Angola in Africa called the Conquest of Rochelle, Jos. Compeer master, with several negroes, brandy and dry goods and sold the ship to the French captain when they took her with a copy of the libel and all other papers concerning that matter. They would have had her condemned according to an Act of this country [Barbados]; but the Judge would not hear to that. They gave all the trouble and delay they possibly could which hath put them to greater charges than they needed to be at. They very much complain and say they don't doubt to have all remitted to them again, both the King's part and their charges too. They do complain very much that William Sharp, Esq., Commissioner of his Majesty's Customs here, should take the Duties which is according to the Acts of Parliament though 'tis mentioned in the judgment attained against them. The said William Sharp and myself have not acted anything without the advice of the Attorney General [here] and Solicitor [General] and I do hope there will be nothing done but what will have your Lordships' approbation.
Capt. Daniel Reeves, Commander of his Majesty's ship Newcastle, did bring in a French prize the 29th of Sept. last called the Vigilent with 18 iron guns mounted, 170 tons burthen, Capt. George Augizeau Commander. I enclose her bill of lading. Capt. Reeves having an order (to go a-cruising) by this [Barbados] Government and the libel being before exhibited against him and the said French Captain, Capt. Reeves not leaving any power [of attorney] for him to come to a trial we was forced to stay a month longer though they had time enough before to do it. I got an order from the Judge [of the Admiralty Court here] to dispose of the perishable commodities which was brandy and claret. I sold all the claret which was good at 7l. the hogshead and the brandy at 12s. 6d. per gallon. If the claret had been kept till condemnation it would not have sold for one fourth part so much for never such a quantity was sold here before, nor at so great a price. Some people did report that the prize was worth 6–8000l. when taken but as soon as she came in here I got an order from the President to put a man on board and Mr. Sharp lent me a Customs officer whom also I sent on board presently: which the Captain refused until he had waited on the President about it. Most of the officers were examined on oath and they all declared they never took anything out of her. The dry goods have been outcried but not yet delivered; the fleet sailing now. The ship was put up at 511l. as she was appraised but they would not bid so much for her and to-day she is put up again at 450l.
Capt. Reeves will I believe be going from here within this fortnight or three weeks. I will send by him the particular of that sale. The last that the Court of Exchequer set [sat] it was the 4th day of December and then one John Beakes defendant who is in possession of 40 acres of land and 15 negroes and two others for about 20 acres of land and 10 negroes [in] which the escheator (upon a fair inquisition taken before him) found an office for the King: but then [the] said Beek when with the other [he was] served with a scire facias in the said Court of Exchequer, put in a plea in Baro [bar] and thereon insisted upon the disability of the escheator, setting forth one of the Statutes of England which says the escheators ought to have a freehold and that there ought to be an escheator in every county. But the Court have not yet adjudged of the plea. Yet the Statute which he insists upon is only to operate in the kingdom of England Wales and Berwick-on-Tweed; and as to the escheators' qualifications it was adjudged that he might issue his writs and hold his Court by virtue of his commission or else all matters that have been found for the king by such escheators would be to no purpose: and we have had but six in this island, three of which were freehold and three were not. So that it having been formerly adjudged that the escheator may well act by virtue of his commission, I hope I don't question but this Court of Exchequer [here] will rule it so too; which is the opinion of the Attorney General and Solicitor. The Court of Exchequer sits the last of this month and as soon as that is set I shall get a court of escheat to hold which [it] was thought to put off till the within trials were held.
There is judgment got against Doctor Ralph Weeks for 184l. 19s. 4d. penal bond: also [I have] recovered seven negroes, two women and four children from Christopher Berrow and Alexander Barclay which I have now in my possession and shall take care to sell them as soon as this fleet is gone.
Capt. Ford brought eight iron guns which he took out of the prize, which he keeps. They were worth about 90l. and he not bringing in the said ship nor delivering the said guns the Judge of the Admiralty Court hath not in the cretal order allowed him 10l. for each gun as is mentioned in the Act of Parliament the 4th and 5th of Wm. and Mary c. 25. I acquainted the Solicitor and Attorney General hereof and they told me I could not pay anything but what was mentioned in the cretal order. If it ought to be paid I desire to have an account of it from your Lordships and I shall pay Capt. Ford's attorney here. I desired the Attorney and Solicitor General to acquaint your Lordships of this matter but I believe they have not writ by the next opportunity. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 8–10.
Jan. 12.Royal warrant, dated Kensington, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to William, Earl of Portland, of all those parcels of land in or near the parish of St. Ann in the Liberty of Westminster and all buildings thereon and all the lands, tenements &c. as in the constat hereto and the reversion thereof and all the Crown title thereto; except that piece of ground mentioned in the said constat as granted to Thomas, Lord Jermyn and his heirs for the use of the poor of S. Martins in the Fields; and except also those two parcels of ground with the tenements thereon similarly mentioned as granted to Thomas Pitt Esq.; and except also the parcel of ground and the buildings thereon similarly mentioned as granted to Sir Stephen Fox and Nicholas Fenn and afterwards to Ann, Duchess of Buccleuch; and excepting also the parcel of ground similarly mentioned as appropriated for ever by Act of Parliament for the use of the parish of St. Ann: to hold to the said Earl, his heirs &c. for ever in free and common socage as of the manor of Earl Greenwich under the fee farm rent of 3l. 8s. 6d.: all in consideration that several rents which the Trustees for sale of Fee Farm Rents have conveyed to the said Earl do prove defective or insolvent and likewise in consideration of good and faithful service.
Appending (a) constat of the premises: viz. the parcels of land in the parish of St. Anne Westminster, (heretofore accounted in the parishes of St. Martins in the Fields or St. Giles in the Fields) and anciently known by the name of Kemp's Field and Bunches Close, Coleman Hedge or Colemanhedge Field containing together 22 acres, and Doghouse Field alias Browne's Close containing 5½ acres and more lately called by the name of Soho or Soho Fields, which premises are now laid out into streets with many tenements thereon and distinguished by the names following viz. King's Square alias Soho Square, Greek Street, Church Street, Moore Street, Compton Street, Frith Street, Charles Street, Sutton Street, Queen Street, Deane Street, King's Court, Falconbergh Court, Rose Street, north side of King Street, west side of Crown Street alias Hoglane, south side of Acton Road leading from St. Giles toward Tyburn; the whole bounded north by the said high road leading towards Tyburn, east by Crown Street alias Hoglane; south by the street or high road (leading towards Piccadilly) called King Street over against land called the Military Ground (now also built upon) and west by the back part of the houses and lands late in the tenure of Sir William Pulteney Kt. deceased in a street called Old Soho alias Warder Street and by a lane called Hedge Lane (now Princes Street):
all which premises were granted 1672 July 17 by the late Queen Mother to John Harvey and Sir John Coel in trust for the late Earl of St. Albans for 31 years from 1681 Sept. 29 at 52s. 6d. per an. rent and 16s. the price of a sheep; and were again granted to the said Earl of St. Albans' use by indenture dated 1684 Sept. 10 for a further 20 years which term will expire 1734 Sept. 29.
(b) Memorandum and ratal by S. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands. By a great seal of 1684 May 31 Charles II granted to said Earl that piece of the said Kempsfield on which stood the fabric of a church called the Greek Church (now or lately used by the French Protestants) and certain almshouses, being of dimensions and bounds here detailed; to hold for ever to the use of the poor of the parish of St. Martins in the Fields.
Likewise by a great seal of 1697 May 5 a grant was made to Thomas Pitt of two parcels one on the west side of Dean Street and the other on the east side of the same street, of bounds and dimensions detailed, for 99 years from 1734 Sept. 29 at the annual rent of 13s. 4d.
Likewise a parcel of the premises abutting north on King's Square and of bounds and dimensions detailed was by several mesne conveyances under the said Earl of St. Alban's grant vested in the late Duke of Monmouth for the greatest part of the said Earl's terms, and the said Duke forfeiting the same to Charles II the said late king granted same 1684–5 Jan. 28 to Sir Stephen Fox and Nicholas Fen for the remainder term thereof in trust for the Duchess of Monmouth and another lease thereof was made to her 1688 March 31 for 52 years from 1734 Sept. 29.
Likewise an Act of Parliament of 30 Car II. (for making part of the parish of St. Martins in the Fields into a new parish to be called the parish of St. Anne in the Liberty of Westminster) appropriated for the use of the said new parish a parcel of land (part of Kempsfield) 233 foot east to west and 184 foot north to south abutting south on ground then designed (and since employed) for a glebe in King Street and north on ground in the tenure of Richard Frith (since enjoyed as backyards or gardens to certain houses fronting Compton Street) west on the road going to Soho now Princes Street (heretofore Hedge Lane) and east on Dean Street; to be for ever used for a parish church and cemetery; and also all that part of Kempsfield (being the designed glebe aforesaid) in King Street near the said cemetery 213 foot east to west and 45 north to south to belong to the rector of the said church and his successors as of their demesne as of fee in right of the said Church. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 451–7.
Jan. 12.Royal sign manual to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 2000l. to James Vernon Esq., one of the Principal Secretaries of State, for secret service: without account. (Money warrant dated Jan. 29 hereon). (Money order dated Feb. 3 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 458. Money Order Book XIV, p. 10. Order Book IV, p. 431.
Same for 2707l. 1s. 6d. to the Trustees for Exchequer Bills as imprest to make good to them (for the benefit of the persons who advanced money on the second Contract for exchanging the said Bills) so much as they paid or allowed out of the sum of 69962l. (lately issued to them out of loans on the Exchequer in General for 10 per cent. reward on the moneys so advanced on the said second Contract) for a discount of 5 per cent. to several persons who made part of the said loans in new money or gold. (Money warrant dated Jan. 18 hereon). (Money order dated Jan. 24 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 461. Money Book XIV, p. 2. Order Book IV, p. 428.
Jan. 12.Royal sign manual for 10,000l. to William Lowndes for secret service: without account. (Money warrant dated Jan. 17 hereon). (Money order date Jan. 19 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 461. Order Book IV, p. 426.
Same for the following issues as royal bounty: out of any unappropriated moneys in the Receipt: viz. 100l. each to Colonel Kingsmill, Col. Philips, Katherine Lesley and Bernard Granville Esq. (Money warrants dated Jan. 21 hereon). (Money order dated Jan. 22 for Granville, Jan. 26 for Phillips, Jan. 27 for Leslie). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 462. Money Book XIV, pp. 2, 4. Order Book IV, pp. 427, 441.
Treasury allowance of the Hackney Coaches salary bill for the quarter ended 1697 Xmas (total 190l. 10s. 0d.).
The like of the said incidents' bill, detailed, of said Office for said quarter (total 102l. 14s. 0d). Money Book XIII, p. 385.
Money warrant for 1460l. to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery for one year to 1697 Lady day on his allowance of 4l. a day in lieu of the ancient diet of the 16 dishes of meat as Lord Privy Seal. (Money order dated Jan. 14 hereon).
Same for 365l. to same for same time on his fee out of the Customs as Lord Privy Seal (Money order dated Jan. 21 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 422. Order Book IV, p. 427.
Same for 50l. to John Rogers and Ann his wife for half a year to 1692 Xmas on their pension. Money Book XIII, p. 423.
Same for 150l. to John Baber gent for charges in prosecuting and recovering to the King's use such part of the estate late of — La Pierere alias Stone and — La Britonier as do or ought to belong to his Majesty. (Money order dated Jan. 17 hereon). Ibid, p. 423. Order Book IV, 426.
Same for 1500l. to Thomas Duke of Leeds as Lord President of the Council, 1000l. thereof for one year to 1697 Lady day on his allowance in lieu of diet and 500l. for same time as his Majesty's bounty. (Money order dated Jan. 14 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 423. Order Book IV, p. 424.
Treasury warrant to Richard Hutchinson, Customs Cashier, to carry to the Mint, to be recoined, the 1500l. in old hammered money in your hands returned to you in specie from the outports; the Customs Commissioners having desired the said re-coining (rather than that the money should be carried into the Exchequer) as there is at present a great want of current money to defray the necessary charge of management [of the Customs London port]. The deficiency and charge in changing [re-coining into new money] the said money is to be allowed upon the Customs Cashier's accounts on the production to the Auditor of Imprests of a certificate from the Warden, Master and Worker, and Comptroller of the Mint of the receipt of the said money and of its produce in new money, the charges of melting and recoining thereof and the deficiency thereupon by tale. Money Book XIII, pp. 429–30.
Jan. 12.Money warrant for 100l. to Parry Walton gent. without account: in reward for his service and pains in mending and repairing his Majesty's pictures and for providing colours and other necessary materials: to wit for half a year to 1697 Lady day. (Money order dated Feb. 7 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 16. Order Book IV, p. 429.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 500l. to Henry Holmes Esq. out of such Malt Lottery tickets as are remaining in the Exchequer for the uses of the Civil List. Disposition Book XIV, p. 150.
Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Lords Justices, Ireland to extend the King's grace and favour to Lionel, now Earl of Orrery (in consideration of his great losses and sufferings in the time of the late troubles in Ireland) towards the assessing, recovering and collecting the 8000l. residue of the 9000l. lapse money as follows after making the abatement as follows: to which end the said Lords Justices are forthwith to proceed by all lawful ways and means in the assessing, imposing, levying and collecting of the said 8000l. upon all the lands, tenements and hereditaments which by virtue of the Acts of Settlement or Explanation are restored and confirmed to any former proprietors of the Popish religion or granted to any Roman Catholics of Ireland: the same to be rated and proportioned upon all and every the said lands or estates liable thereto in the most equal and indifferent manner with respect had to the instalments paid in the time of Charles II. As the said lapse money is raised and levyed it is to be paid to Receivers General Ireland, distinct and apart from any other moneys payable to his Majesty's use and is to be immediately paid over to said Earl of Orrery. Process of Exchequer is to be used against any defaulting on such assessments or proving recalcitrant. But no assessments to be made on any lands or tenements liable to the same which are now bona fide in the hands of Protestants:
All by reason that the said Earl has petitioned the King setting forth his pretensions to the sum of 9000l. granted by Charles II to Roger, Earl of Orrery the petitioner's grandfather and applotted pursuant to the Act of Explanation on the estates of several Roman Catholics in Ireland thereby liable thereto; on which petition (referred to the Lords Justices 1697 April 8) the Attorney and Solicitor General, Ireland reported 1697 Oct. 8 to the effect that several Acts of 17 and 18 Car. I for reducing the rebels in Ireland did provide that adventurers not paying their subscriptions as thereby the forfeitures thereof are to accrue for the benefit of the rest of the adventurers and further that the Act of Settlement did provide that such forfeited subscriptions should vest in Charles II and should be set out and satisfied in lands at the adventurers' rates immediately after the satisfying of all other adventurers who had duly paid in their money: further that Charles II did by patent under the great seal of Ireland 12 Sept. 1663 grant to said Roger, Earl of Orrery a full third of such forfeited subscriptions of the adventurers, commonly called lapsed money, and of all lands that should be set out for satisfaction thereof: and further that by the Act of Explanation the King (in return for 30,000l. to be paid to the Crown) relinquished his share of the said lapsed money (in order that more of the ancient proprietors might come to be restored by thus increasing the stock of undisposed forfeited lands) and the Lord Lieutenant was impowered to assess and impose upon all lands restored or confirmed or granted to any former proprietors being of the Popish religion such sums as they should think fit for the raising of the said 30,000l. by two assessments in May and Nov. 1666: and of the said 30,000l. there was to be paid 3000l. to Richard Stratford of London gent. and the remainder was to be paid (in accordance with the sign manuals of 10, 11 and 12 Feb. 1662-3 or any other sign manuals) to the said Roger Earl of Orrery or others: and that afterwards by royal letter dated 1674 June 3 (reciting the grant to said Earl of 9000l. out of the said 27,000l.) the Lord Lieutenant was ordered to proceed to the assessing the said 9000l. accordingly on lands restored, granted or confirmed to any of the Roman Catholics in Ireland by two equal assessments in Nov. 1674 and May 1675; whereupon the Lord Lieutenant did on 1674 June 30 order a particular of all lands liable to the said 30,000l. in order to the assessing the said 9000l. but the Catholics of Ireland petitioned the Council, Ireland, 1674 July 6 that the said assessment should not be further proceeded in; and both sides were heard by counsel 1674 Nov. 13 and the Lord Lieutenant stated the case by letter to Secretary Coventry 1674 Dec. 19 whereupon Charles II by letter dated 1674–5 Feb. 1 commanded the Lord Lieutenant to proceed to the assessing the whole 30,000l. in the most equal way, with a saving to the said Earl of Orrery of the said 9000l.: in obedience whereto the Lord Lieutenant caused a particular to be prepared and thereupon did order 1676 April 17 the assessment of the 30,000l. by four half yearly instalments beginning from 1676 Sept. 29; and the Lords Justices by their warrant of 1676 Sept. 27 ordered the vice Treasurer of Ireland to pay 9000l. to the Earl of Orrery out of the said moneys and on 1676 June 30 the Lord Lieutenant issued a Proclamation for the payment of the said four half yearly assessments: but notwithstanding the same, the Roman Catholics petitioned Charles II again against proceeding therein and same was referred to the Lord Lieutenant; and the patentees on the one hand and the said Catholics on the other were heard at the Council Board [Ireland] and a report was thereon made to Charles II 1676 Dec. 18 and thereon the King issued his royal letter of 1676–7 March 17 that he could not in justice obstruct the levying of the money but thought fit to interpose with the grantees both for abatement of the amounts and for the addition of further days of instalment; and did direct 1000l. to be abated from the said Earl of Orrery's 9000l. and two years more instalment dates to be added: further the Roman Catholics on application to the Lord Lieutenant obtained a letter from him 1677 April 7 for longer time and an order from Charles II 1677 May 23 granting 4 years' space for paying the said lapse money: and further upon the Duke of Ormonde's coming to the Government of Ireland the Catholics petitioned the Council [Ireland] to be heard whether the transported persons in the Province of Connaught and County of Clare were (by virtue of the Acts of Settlement and Explanation) liable to the assessment of the said 30,000l., which matter was fully heard and adjudged on the patentees' side; notwithstanding which they [the Council] by order of 1677 Dec. 3 required the judges [Ireland] to hear all parties concerned, who did report 1677–8 Feb. 7 their opinion that the lands so granted to any transplanted Roman Catholics are comprehended in the clause of the Act of Settlement and are liable to the said assessment: whereupon the Earl of Orrery petitioned the Lord Lieutenant for an order to the Auditor and Surveyor General of Ireland, to alter and amend "the said books" for the speedy levying of the due sums pursuant to the royal letter of 1676–7 March 17: which was accordingly done: but the Earl of Orrery died soon after and also the present petitioner's father and also Charles II, and the Roman Catholics were too powerful with James II to permit the issue of any levying process of the said lapsed money: by which means the said petitioner has been hitherto much prejudiced in his fortune: and further the late King James II's officers burned petitioner's mansion of Charleville which was the best modern built house in the kingdom and cost more than 20,000l. and also burned and laid waste his towns of Charleville and Askeaton to his loss of 1000l. per an.: wherefore the Attorney and Solicitor General are of opinion on the whole matter that the said lapse money is a legal debt and charge on the lands restored as above with the abatements and instalments as above, but that many of the lands so liable are by purchase or descent or otherwise come into the hands of Protestants whose interests may be affected if such lapse money be now levied thereon whereof they had no notice at the time of acquisition of title, but that as to any such bona fide, the petitioner offers not to levy thereon. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 399–405.
Jan. 13.Privy seal for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Geo. Stepney Esq. as Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector of Brandenburg and other Princes of Germany: his said ordinary to commence from 1697–8 Jan. 1 and to be payable quarterly, the first quarter thereof in advance: together with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 450.
Jan. 14.Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal dormant for the yearly sum of 1850l. each to Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury and James Vernon Esq., Principal Secretaries of State: to be payable quarterly as from Xmas last out of the Customs (or failing that, then out of any unappropriated money in the Exchequer) as in lieu of their pension in respect of their said office:
(Treasury dormant warrant hereon to the Customs Cashier to pay same by 462l. 10s. 0d. each per quarter out of unappropriated moneys of the Customs. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Jan. 27.) King's Warrant Book XIX, pp, 458–9. Money Book XIV, p. 10.
Jan. 14.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 52l. per an. each to Benjamin Johnson and William Powell as King's waiters London port. Money Book XIII, p. 418.
Money warrant for 955l. to Geo. Stepney Esq. 500l. thereof for equipage and 455l. for three months in advance from Jan. 1 inst on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector of Brandenburg etc., as above. (Money order dated Jan. 14 hereon). Ibid, p. 425. Order Book IV, p. 424.
Same for 200l. to Sir Robert Killigrew for half a year to 1696 Sept. 29 on his pension. (Money order dated Jan. 18 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 425. Order Book IV, p. 426.
Same for 200l. to Jno. Thompson Esq. without account: in reward for his services as Solicitor for the due assessing the taxes in London, Westminster and Middlesex. (Money order dated Jan. 17 hereon). Money Book XIII, p. 426. Order Book IV, p. 426.
Treasury allowance of John Thorowkettle's bill of 14l. 10s. 0d. for last Xmas quarter as Messenger of the Chamber attending on the Treasury Lords. Money Book XIII, p. 426.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay said Thorowkettle 14l. 10s. 0d. for same quarter as Messenger of the Chamber attending the Customs. Ibid.
Money warrant for 100l. to Henry Baker gent. for half a year to Xmas last as Solicitor for negotiating Treasury affairs. (Money order dated Jan. 22 hereon). Ibid, p. 426. Order Book IV, p. 428.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Commissioner to pay Charles Ellesdon his salary of 8l. per an. as searcher of Poole port. Money Book XIII, p. 427.
Treasury allowance of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Stamp Office for last Xmas quarter: total 1033l. 11s. 3¼d. Ibid.
Money warrant for 250l. to Thomas Lane Esq. for half a year to 1690 Sept. 29 on his pension granted by Charles II. Money Book XIV, p. 33.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of Malt Lottery tickets remaining in the Exchequer viz. 1500l. to the President of the Council; 1825l. to the Lord Privy Seal; 100l. each to the Duke of Shrewsbury and Sir William Trumbull; 702l. 12s. 6d. to 7 Sergeants at Arms; 420l. to the Kings, Heralds and Pursuivants at Arms; 1000l. to the 4 Clerks of the Privy Council; 410l. to the officers of the Works; 250l. to Thomas Lane; 50l. to John Rogers; 100l. to the executors of Katherine Gunter; 200l. to Lady Windham's daughters; 300l. to Sir Thomas Windham; 150l. to Col. Gifford; 100l. to Thomas Whitgrave; 50l. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates; 100l. each to Parry Walton, Col. Kingsmill, Col. Phillips, Mris. Leslie and Bernard Granville and 300l. to several chaplains going to Jamaica and Maryland. Disposition Book XIV, p. 151.
Jan. 14.Same [to same] to issue to Lord Robert Russell, Clerk of the Pipe, out of money remaining in the Exchequer for seizures of uncustomed and prohibited goods, so much as is due to him on his salary for his said office. Ibid.
[?]Same to same to issue 19448l. 5s. 2d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of such loans as are or shall be made on credit of the late Vote of the House of Commons: to be applied as follows viz:
£s.d.
so much as (with 20,000l. advanced to said Earl by the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills) will complete 3 weeks' subsistence to the Forces in England to Jan. 22 inst.1710259
to clear the sea pay due to the disbanded sergeants, drummers and private men of Major General Stewart's Regiment18623
to clear what is due to the discharged men of Lord Jedborough's Dragoons112198
on account of subsistence to part of Sir Mathew Bridges' Regiment of Foot intended for Ireland, which are landed in England150
The like for Col. Bochan's Regiment designed for Scotland150
to discharge several small bills of exchange drawn by Mr. Hill payable to masters of ships for transporting soldiers from Flanders1696176
on account of subsistence to several officers who came over with the discharged men from Flanders50
£1944852
Ibid, p. 152.
1698. Jan. 14.Same to the Paymaster of the Works to apply to the artificers for fitting up part of the Star Chamber for the Trustees for Exchequer Bills the 425l. 6s. 4¾d. directed to you the 8th inst supra p. 212–3. Ibid, p. 153.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare a warrant for his Majesty's signature to authorize the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, to pay over to the Bank of England 1682l. 5s. 7d. as an allowance of 2 stivers per £ sterling on 168228l. furnished to the said Earl for the service of the Forces in Flanders in the beginning of May 1695 before the commencement of the Bank's contract for remitting the public moneys. Ibid, p. 169.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Walter Middleton Esq., customer and collector of Milford port, shewing that as agent to the Commissioners for Prizes he disposed of 75l. [worth] of Newfoundland codfish taken as prize from the French by the Dover frigate and paid 35l. 12s. 6d. for the Duties thereof; but the said [Prizes] Commissioners refuse to repay the said Duty to him, alleging that the fish ought to have passed customs free: therefore praying that same may pass Customs free as has been done in like cases, or that he may be allowed said sum in his Customs accounts. Reference Book VII, p. 250.
Jan. 15.Treasury warrant to Sir Joseph Herne forthwith to assign over to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh for the service of the Forces, the 25000l. (and the interest thereon) being the remainder of the tallies in said Herne's hands for 100,000l. intended for the pay of his Majesty's Forces in Piedmont and for 12 months' subsidy to the Duke of Savoy to 10 Oct. 1696 which by the royal sign manual dated Loo 1696 Sept. 1 Herne was directed not to dispose of save for the service of the war against the French King as the Treasury Lords should direct. Money Book XIV, p. 1.
Money warrant for 300l. to Sir Francis Windham for half a year to 1697 Lady day on his pension. Ibid, p. 16.
Same for 200l. to Rachel and Frances Windham daughters of Dame Ann Windham for half a year to 1692 June 24 on their pension Ibid, p. 17.
Same for 25l. to Nahum Tate for 1697 Xmas quarter on his salary or allowance of 100l. per an. as Poet Laureat. Ibid, p. 18.
Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Lords Justices, Ireland for a patent under the great seal of Ireland for a grant to Dorothy, Baroness Dowager of Upper Ossory, of the parcels of land not detailed in the Barony of Upper Ossory and Queen's County of the value of 35l. per an, for 99 years terminable on her life: she having petitioned the late Lords Justices shewing that her late husband Barnaby, Baron of Upper Ossory was (before marrying her) seized of some small parcels of land in the said Barony of the above value and promised to settle them on her and did so settle them in 1688; but that although an inoffensive and kind man to his Protestant neighbours in the late troubles he was indicted and outlawed for the late rebellion and his small estate thereby forfeited and petitioner, being ignorant, neglected to have her deed found; further that she is and always was a Protestant and did great kindnesses and services to the Protestant inhabitants of Queen's County; and since her husband's death she has had the tenancy of the said lands and they are her whole support: all which allegations are confirmed by the report of the Attorney General Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 406–7.