Warrants etc
January 1698, 16-31

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'Warrants etc: January 1698, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 13: 1697-1698 (1933), pp. 226-234. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82938 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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January 1698, 16-31

Jan. 17.Treasury warrant to the Receiver or Collector or sub-collector of Tenths in the Diocese of York to pay out of the said Tenths 25l. to Thomas Hewitt Esq., Surveyor General of Woods Trent North, for one year to 1697 April 24, to be paid over by him to the verderers and clerk of Sherwood Forest in accordance with the privy seal of 1697 Dec. 30 which granted to the four verderers and the clerk of said forest 5l. per an. each in lieu of a tree claimed by each of them as a fee annually.
Together with: dormant clause for the continuance of said payment in future. Money Book XIII, p. 428.
Jan. 17.Same dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay Tho. Bendyshe gent. his salary of 10l. per an. as Comptroller of Poole port. Ibid.
Same to same to pay Sir Cornwall Bradshaw Kt. the salary of 31l. 13s. 4d. per an. as Comptroller of Customs, Bristol port. and of 48l. per an. to same as Collector of Poole port. Ibid XIV, pp. 5, 6.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 17000l. in Exchequer Bills to Edward, Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: as imprest: for wages to seamen. Disposition Book XIV, p. 153.
William Lowndes to Mr. Richard Tayler enclosing the memorial [missing] of John Blackler in relation to certain lottery tickets deposited by him in the hands of Mr. Packer, lately deceased, to obtain the encashment thereof. Examine the matter and give my Lords your answer to the same forthwith. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 408.
Same to Secretary Vernon. My Lords have received the Customs Commissioners' report on the matter relating to the goods saved out of the ship St. Christo[pher] which was cast away near Rye. My Lords desire you to communicate the enclosed copy [missing] to the Dutch Ambassador with an intimation that they can do no more than is proposed in the said report. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Mathew Redford (for many years an extraordinary tidesman London port and well behaved himself but was left out of the settlement on the late reduction of the tidesmen) as a tidesman in the inferior list [ibid] loco John Picket deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 397.
Jan. 18.Money warrant dormant for payment out of the Exchequer to Sir William Simpson Kt., Fifth Baron of the Exchequer, of the fees and allowances of 16l. 13s. 4d. and 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. at the end of every term and two several fees of 100 marks each per an. payable half yearly. Money Book XIV, p. 1.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 200l. to Sir Robert Killegrew out of Malt Lottery tickets remaining in the Exchequer for the uses of the Civil List. Disposition Book XIV, p. 153.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Benjamin Smith as tidesman in Whitehaven port loco Isaac Palmer deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 397.
Jan. 19.Royal warrant to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay to Sir Lambert Blackwell, Knight Harbinger, the 300l. lately imprested to said Russell by the Treasury Lords for the reception of the Czar of Muscovy and his Court: the same to be applied to the said service by the said Blackwell. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 462.
William Lowndes to the Postmasters General to order the Receiver General of the Post Office Revenue to pay into the Exchequer (over and above the 600l. per week appropriated by Act of Parliament) 1500l. by 100l. a week for 15 weeks from this day: to be applied pursuant to the King's special direction towards fitting up the Volary Lodgings at Whitehall for his Majesty's use, and the Cockpit Lodgings for several officers and for making divers repairs there and also for wainscotting a room at Windsor and for repairing and enlarging the Doghouse at New Park [or Richmond Park] and for new building a bridge at Audley End and several other services to be performed by the Works. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue the said 100l. per week to the Works for the abovesaid services). Disposition Book XIV, p. 154.
Jan. 19.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to revive, and to present a fit person for, the place of riding surveyor on the coast of Norfolk between Yarmouth and Cley at 50l. per an.: which for the saving of charge was sunk during the war; the trade of the kingdom [with France] being again open by reason of the peace and the Duties upon all imported commodities being very great. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 397.
Jan. 20Same to the Excise Commissioners to pay George Parry 33l. 5s. 9d. for 81 days 1697 Sept. 29 to Dec. 18 on his salary of 150l. per an. as Solicitor of the Revenue of Excise, his instrument of appointment (dated 1689 May 28) having been revoked by his Majesty 1697 Dec. 18. Money Book XIV, p. 4.
Money warrant for 200l. to William, Earl of Derby, Thomas Cholmondley and William Banks, for two years to 1697 Lady day on the pension of 100l. per an., to be by them distributed to the poor ministers in the Isle of Man. Ibid, p. 5.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to apply as follows 13738l. 3s. 5d. out of money which is to be raised by the said Earl by way of discount of tallies on the Continued Impositions which Sir Joseph Herne formerly received for the Duke of Savoy and which are now directed to be re-assigned to said Earl for the service of the Forces: viz.:
£s.d.
for a week's subsistence to the Forces [in England] to Jan. 29 inst.12464121
for 2 weeks' subsistence to the Duke of Schombergh's Regiment of Horse lately landed537110
for the relief and subsistence of Sir David Coljear's Regiment bound for Scotland but put into Harwich150
the like for the officers of Col. Maitland's Regiment150
the like for the officers of Lord Lorne's Regiment150
to clear several discharged men of the Earl of Essex's Dragoons5104
the like for several of Brigadier Lumley's Horse35
for Stephen Roujat for one year on his allowance as surgeon to his Majesty from 1696–7 Jan. 1 to 1697–8 Jan. 1200
£1373835
Disposition Book XIV, p. 155.
Jan. 20.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 6750l. as follows out of Malt Lottery tickets remaining in the Exchequer: viz. 1250l. each to the Dukes of Southampton, Grafton and Northumberland and 3000l. to the Master of the Horse for extraordinaries of the Stables. Ibid, p. 166.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to prepare a warrant for the King's signature to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 2000l. to Sir Joseph Herne, which the King is pleased to allow the said Herne for commission on the money which he received for the Duke of Savoy and for other faithful services. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to receive the interest due to Jan. 1 inst on 7000l. part of the 25000l. residue of the tallies and orders put into Sir Joseph Herne's hands for the Duke of Savoy and now directed to be delivered to you: and thereupon further to assign 5000l. out of the said 7000l. to Anthony Lulin merchant in satisfaction of 197734/5 Crowns by him paid to Peter Oliver for the clothing by him furnished to his Majesty's Forces when in Piedmont in 1695 and 1696; and to pay the remaining 2000l. to the said Herne as allowed him by the King for commission &c. You are to reserve in your hands the abovesaid interest and also the residue of the said 25,000l. tallies and orders for such uses of the Forces as shall be directed. Ibid, p. 169.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to prepare a warrant for the King's signature to authorize the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 5000l. to Anthony Lullin merchant in satisfaction of 97734/5 [sic for 197734/5] Crowns by him paid as above to Peter Oliver for clothing for the Forces late under Lord Galway in Piedmont in 1695 and 1696. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 408.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint to report on the enclosed certificate [missing] concerning a mill and other things delivered into the Mint in the Tower by Daniel Barton pursuant to Act of Parliament. Report the value thereof and what you think reasonable to be allowed. Ibid, p. 409.
Same to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes. My Lords have laid before the King your presentment touching the retrenchment of officers belonging to the Prize Office. It is his pleasure that no part of the charge of the said Office shall be continued after Lady day next. In the meantime you are to cause all accounts to be made up and cleared. Ibid.
Jan. 21.Money warrant for 1250l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton, on his pension of 3000l. per an.; 500l. thereof to complete 1691 Lady day half year thereon and the remaining 750l. for 1691 midsummer quarter. Money Book XIV, p. 2.
Same for 185l. to Paul Foley for 37 days Dec. 13 last to Jan. 19 inst. on his allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons (Money order dated Jan. 26 hereon). Ibid, p. 3. Order Book IV, p. 429.
Same for 1250l. to the Duke and Dowager Duchess of Grafton in part of the arrears of the annuity of 2000l. to the Duke and 1000l. to the Duchess. Money Book XIV, p. 3.
Jan. 21.Money warrant for 36l. to Jno. Smith gent, one of the Pages of the Bedchamber, in reward and compensation to himself and the rest of the Pages (to whom he is to be answerable) for their charges for one year to February next in washing of sheets for themselves and for the Gentlemen and Grooms of the Bedchamber and for carrying of the said sheets from place to place as his Majesty hath occasion to remove his royal person. (Money order dated Feb. 25 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 3. Order Book IV, p. 430.
Same for 40l. to Samuell Powell Esq. Sergeant at Arms attending the House of Commons, to be distributed by him to the Housekeeper, messengers and doorkeepers attending the said House for their attendance and service in the Session 1696 Oct. 20 to 1697 April 16. (Money order dated Jan. 26 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 3. Order Book IV, p. 428.
Same for 40l. to Jno. Pottenger Esq. for one year to 1697 Sept. 29 as Comptroller of the Pipe. Money Book XIV, p. 4.
Same for 200l. to Sir Samuel Morland, son of Sir Samuel Morland Kt. and bart. deceased, for one year to 1695 Lady day on the annuity or pension granted 1670 Sept. 17 to the said father and son for the life of the longer liver. Ibid.
Same for 1250l. to George, Duke of Northumberland, 500l. thereof to complete 1696 Lady day quarter on his pension of 3000l. per an. out of the Excise and the remaining 750l. for 1696 June 24 quarter. Ibid, p. 5.
Same for 100l. to Thomas Whitgrave for half a year to 1688 Xmas on his pension.
In the margin: [this warrant was] never satisfied. Ibid, p. 6.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 26,000l. in Exchequer Bills as follow viz.
to the Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: as imprest: for wages to seamen11,000
to Charles Bertie on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Ordnance: as imprest: for sea services of the Office of Ordnance15,000
£26,000
Disposition Book XIV, p. 155.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to present John Clough (deputy to the Comptroller of Newcastle port) to my Lords for the landwaiter's place there vacant by the decease of — Macklane. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 408.
Same to Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt, to signify to the Tellers my Lords' pleasure that from time to time they attend the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills with such books and papers as they shall desire for their information. Ibid, p. 409.
[? Jan. 21.]Same to same. It is my Lords' pleasure that the fees of the several officers of the Exchequer [on payments into or out of the Exchequer] be accepted in the same species in which the payments are made. Ibid.
Jan. 21.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Marlow as a noontender, London port, loco John Green deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 397.
Treasury reference to the Principal officers of the Mint of the petition of Daniell Brattle shewing that he was Assaymaster of the Mints for over 20 years before his father's death and has had very good advantage [fees] by merchants' foreign and home business [as importers of bullion to the Mint]; that although upon the late extraordinary coinage his salary was doubled yet it fell short of his former advantages; that for the better performance of that [recoinage] affair he took great pains to instruct an assistant before the Treasury Lords allowed [any salary for the establishment of] him; and that his said double salary is now taken off: therefore praying relief. Reference Book VII, p. 253.
Treasury warrant to the Barons of the Exchequer to swear Henry Pelham into office as Clerk of the Pells. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 1.
Jan. 22.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Phillips, a wholesale milliner, shewing that he had in his shop a piece of English Alamode unsealed and that same is seized and he is prosecuted for 100l. penalty, but is poor and unable to stand the suit: therefore praying a non pros. as to the King's part of the seizure. Reference Book VII, p. 251.
Jan. 24.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2000l. to Mr. Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their name as Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland out of such loans as shall be made at the Exchequer on credit of the late Vote of the House of Commons, and next after the sum already directed to be issued to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces. Disposition Book XIV, p. 166.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Major William Stewart in behalf of himself and several Captains of Major General Stewart's Regiment [praying] for Exchequer Bills in lieu of 171l. 10s. 0d. of clipped money which lay in their agents' hands and was issued before 1696 April 24 for clearing of quarters but refused to be accepted by the persons concerned. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 409.
[?]Same [to Mr. Yard] to insert a notice in to-morrow's Gazette as follows; viz. whereas a letter signed H. R. was sent to William Lowndes Esq., Secretary to the Treasury Lords, tending to prove a great abuse committed by the Receivers General of the taxes in buying up Exchequer Bills, if the writer will come to the said Lowndes's house near the west end of Westminster Abbey and discover the same he shall have all due encouragement. Ibid.
Jan. 25.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 200l. to John Thompson Esq. out of [Malt] Lottery tickets remaining in the Exchequer for the uses of the Civil List.
150l. to John Baber, out of same. Disposition Book XIV, p. 167.
[? Jan. 26.]Treasury warrant to the Receipt to innovate a lost money order No. 2641 drawn in the name of the Earl of Ranelagh and assigned to Fisher Tench for 100l. on the Exchequer in General and transferred to the 3s. Aid anno 1697. Order Book IV, p. 429.
Jan. 26.William Lowndes to the Postmasters General to pay 1000l. into the Exchequer by ten weekly payments of 100l. each out of the Post Office revenue over and above the 600l. per week appropriated by Act of Parliament and the 100l. per week lately directed supra p. 227–8. Disposition Book XIV, p. 167.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 200l. to Sir Samuell Morland out of Malt [Lottery] tickets remaining in the Exchequer for the Civil List. Ibid.
Same to same to issue the abovesaid 1000l. to me [Lowndes] on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service. Ibid, p. 168.
Jan. 27.Royal letters patent patent appointing Charles Cottrell, Esq. son to Sir Charles Cottrell, the younger to be assistant to his father, the Master of the Ceremonies, with the reversion of the said Office of Master after his said father. King's Warrant Book XXI, p 111–2.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay Nathaniell Lodington his salary or allowance of 380l. per an. as Consul at Tripoly, as by the privy seal of 1689 Aug. 29. Money Book XIV, p. 6.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue out of Malt Lottery tickets remaining in the Exchequer for the uses of the Civil List 250l. to me [Lowndes] on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service. Disposition Book XIV, p. 168.
Jan. 28.Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay Henry Ayloffe's bills detailed (1) for parchment and other necessaries for the blank books for the entries of the Surveyor General of Customs London port (total 50l. 15s. 4d.) and (2) for ditto for the blank books of the Customers, Comptrollers and searchers of the outports (443l. 4s. 4d.) in both cases for the year 1697 Xmas to 1698 Xmas. Money Book XIV, p. 7.
Same to same to pay said Ayloffe 45l. 12s. 0d. for one year to 1697 Xmas on the fees due to himself and his clerk, heretofore usually paid by the Customers of the outports, for passing the said Customers' accounts for said year. Ibid, p. 8.
Same dormant to same to pay Edward Nash gent. his salary of 15l. per an. as a King's waiter in Bristol port.
Thomas Pennington his salary of 52l. per an. as a King's waiter London port.
William Parsons the like salary as a same (warrant dated Jan. 29).
Richard Miller his salary of 5l. per an. as Customer of woollen cloth and Petty Customs in London port.
Christopher and Robert Warren their [joint] salary of 38l. 13s. 4d. as [joint] Customer of Plymouth port.
William Culliford, Inspector General of Imports and Exports into and out of this kingdom, the salary of 500l. per an. for himself, 80l. per an. for his first clerk and 60l. per an. each for two other clerks. Ibid, pp. 8, 9.
Jan. 28.Money warrant for 93l. 6s. 8d. to William Sherlock, D.D. for 2½ years to 1697 Sept. 29 on his fee of 37l. 6s. 8d. per an. as Master of the Temple. Ibid, p. 11.
Same for 150l. to Charles Gifford for half a year to 1692 Lady day on his pension. Ibid, p. 18.
Jan. 29.[William Lowndes] to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of such money as is or shall be paid into the Exchequer on account of rent of Hackney Coaches) 133l. 16s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be paid over by him to Robert Blake, late Chaplain to Col. Howe's Regiment, for his clearings 1693 April 1 to 1697-8 Jan. 1. according to an account stated by Mr. Jonathan Watson, agent to the said Regiment. (Same to said Earl to so pay same to said Blake.) Disposition Book XIV, p. 168.
Same to Mr. Heneage Montague to write to the Earl of Pembroke forthwith to return into the Jewel House such plate as he received thence by indenture when he went into Holland as Ambassador and Plenipotentiary for the Treaty of a General Peace. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 410.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare a warrant for the King's signature to authorize the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland to pay to the Transports Commissioners 500l. on account for the Transports service. Ibid, p. 396.
Treasury reference to Charles Twitty and Peter Hume of the petition of Robert Squibb shewing that during the time Mr. Darby was employed under him several Exchequer Bills amounting to 1600l. were cancelled and though there hath been an examination of Exchequer Bills sunk in that time according to the weekly certificates in "that" Office [which Bills] were bundled up and sealed with "their" seals yet these 1600l. [of] Bills are left out and remaining over and above the number and being put in a box in the said Office and discovered but [only] since Mr. Packer's death who had the key thereof, and that Mr. Darby refuseth to give any account concerning the same: therefore praying my Lords to order a speedy examination into the truth of the said Bills. Reference Book VII, p. 251.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Pitt shewing that he was taken into France when the East India ships were taken and received instructions from the Governor of the East India Company for the purchase of the ships and cargo and, understanding afterwards that the importation of the said cargo was refused here, ordered the same to be disposed of again in France; but the person who was therein employed sent over a parcel of muslins, part of the said goods, and the same was seized on arrival here: therefore praying a noli prosequi and that the goods may be delivered to petitioner on satisfying the officers. Reference Book VII, p. 251.
Jan. 31.Treasury letters patent appointing Henry Pelham Esq. for life to the office of Clerk of the Pells loco William Wardour deceased, the said office having been granted by Treasurer Lord Buckhurst by grant of 1603 July 26 to Chidiock Wardour and his son Edward Wardour (afterwards Sir Edward Wardour Kt.) or the survivor of them with the fee of 61l. 13s. 4d. and further on surrender confirmed to the said Edward for life by writing under the hand of Robert, Earl of Salisbury dated 1611 Sept. 24 on the death of the said Chidiock, and afterwards on surrender confirmed to the said Edward and his son Edward for the life of the longer liver by William, bishop of London, Lord Treasurer; and afterwards granted to William Wardour another son of the said Sir Edward for life, by patent of Treasurer Cottington dated Oxford 1646 April 17 (on the death of said Edward the son about 1645 July 28 and of Sir Edward the father about 1645–6 March 14). Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 436–8.