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February 1698, 1-15

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'Warrants etc: February 1698, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 13: 1697-1698 (1933), pp. 234-249. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82939 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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February 1698, 1-15

Feb. 1.William Lowndes to the Receiver of the rent of Hackney Coaches forthwith to pay into the Receipt the moneys in his hands of the said rent. Disposition Book XIV, p. 170.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Jno. Mellish (who has been bred under the Collector of Cowes) as landwaiter at Portsmouth loco Guilbert Poulson preferred ut infra.
Gilbert Poulson preferred to be surveyor at Portsmouth loco Jno. Mellish. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 398.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Capt. Geo. Pitt for the discharge of a box of plate which he, being going to India, had on board for his own necessary use and which has been detained by the officers. Reference Book VII, p. 252.
Feb. 2.Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Samuell Edwyn Esq. of the office of Usher of the Receipt of the Exchequer and of Keeper of the Council Chamber of the Star Chamber within the palace of Westminster; with all mansions, wages, fees profits &c. loco John Packer Esq. lately deceased. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 463.
Same to same for a privy seal to discharge the baronetcy fee of 1095l. due from Sir Richard Farrington. (Treasury warrant dated Feb. 25 to the Receipt hereon accordingly). Ibid, p. 463, Money Book XIV, p. 27.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant to Francis Vaughan, administrator of Joane Vaughan spinster, of the sum of 129l. (for the goods and chattels to that value) remaining in the hands of Robert Syderfin the sheriff of Co. Somerset, being by inquisition of 6 Wm. III seized upon an outlawry of William Plomley of Locking and Francis Plomley of East Harptree Co. Somerset on an action of debt at the suit of the said Francis Vaughan anno 5 Wm. III. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 464–5.
Feb. 2.Royal sign manual dated Kensington for 1326l. 13s. 1½d. to the Lottery Pensioners for so much due at Xmas 1697 on their respective pensions as royal bounty out of the rent of the Lotteries; being for sums and persons ut supra Tr. Cal. X, 168, XI, 437, with the omission of the names of Henry Fobert, Col. Henry Hubank and Jno. Bearcroft and with the addition of the name of Capt. John Richards (300l. for 1½ years). (Money warrant dated Feb. 7 hereon). (Money order dated Feb. 8 hereon). William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt dated Feb. 10 to issue 276l. 13s. 1½d. in part of the above viz. for the thirteen pensioners Sir Charles Slingesby to Dame Hunsdon inclusive. Ibid., p. 466. Order Book IV, p. 429. Disposition Book XIV, p. 174.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Sir Francis Leigh Kt. (in consideration of 1600l. to be first paid, whereof 600l. into the Exchequer and 1000l. to Sir Henry Sheer Kt. as royal bounty without account) of several messuages, lands and tenements detailed in the parish of Sutton at Hone Co. Kent which were purchased by Jno. Stafford alias Howard (who stands outlawed for high treason) from Edward Badby of Hawley in the said parish; and of all the Crown's right and title thereto: to be held as of the manor of East Greenwich &c. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 467–8.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay out of Army contingencies the allowance or pension of 4s. a day to Antoine Astor d' Laussac, commencing from 1697–8 Jan. 1 until further order:
a pension of 12d. a day to Eliz. de Marmande as from Jan. 1 last till further order. Ibid, pp. 471, 479.
Treasury allowance of the Excise Office incidents bill, detailed, for 1697 Sept. 29 quarter (total 1411l. 5s. 1½d.). Money Book XIV, pp. 11–12.
Treasury warrant to Thomas Newton, woodward of Whittlewood and Salcey Forest, to set out and fell sufficient coarse trees, not fit for the Navy, for gating, posting, stiling and cabining the following coppices in order to their being felled this season and exposed to sale for the Queen Dowager's service, the said coppices being of above 21 years' growth and fit to be so cut: viz. Knighteen's Coppice in the walk of John Stirke, keeper, in Salcey Forest; and Bare Coppice and Young Ashvell's Coppice both in Wakefield Walk and Cole Coppice in Shroub Walk in Whittlewood Forest: with the usual clauses for using any of last year's stake wood &c. which can be conveniently moved. Ibid, p. 13.
Treasury allowance of the Malt [Office] incidents bill, detailed, for last Sept. 29 quarter: (total 504l. 5s. 8d.)
The like of the Salt [Office] incidents bill, detailed, for same quarter: (total 487l. 2s. 0d.)
The like of the Leather [Office] incidents bill, detailed, for same quarter: (total 787l. 8s. 10d.) Ibid, pp. 14, 15.
Feb. 2.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 30l. per an. to John Latton as searcher of Plymouth port:
Humphrey Fitzherbert the salary of 57l. per an. as Customer outwards, Bristol port. Money Book XIV, pp. 16, 21.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Orford, [Treasurer of the Navy.] The service of the Victualling is at present under an extreme necessity for want of money. Please pay into the Exchequer the balance due to the King on your late account of victualling in the Mediterranean. Disposition Book XIV, p. 170.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint for their opinion in writing concerning the sweep [and scissel] in the Country Mints. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 410.
Same to Mr. Neale. My Lords have had several complaints against Mr. Edward Lewis who is employed by you in the Mint at Chester. You are forthwith to dismiss him. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Dodington for an account or list of the several tallies and malt tickets remaining undisposed of in the Navy Treasurer's hands, distinguishing therein the course of payment in which the same stand and what prizes belong to any thereof. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Justices of Peace for Co. Kent. We are informed that the assessments upon the survey for the Duties on Houses in the Loway of Tunbridge and Hundreds of Brenchley and Washlingstone are not settled as directed by the Acts, whereby the moneys remain uncollected; also that great part of the Duties arising by Marriages, Births &c. are not ascertained nor paid to the Receiver General. We desire you to forthwith cause meetings to be held so that the Duties may be ascertained [assessed] and paid. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes. Mr. Peter Ward has appeared before my Lords to give information against one Francis Seabrook, a collector of taxes, for receiving moneys at Northall Co. Bucks. and not bringing the same to account. Examine and report hereon to my Lords. Ibid, p. 411.
Same to the Trustees for Exchequer Bills to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] in the name of one Richard Blake importing a discovery of some ill practices in relation to the buying up of Exchequer Bills by Mr. Andrew Hudleston, the Receiver General for Cos. Westmorland and Cumberland. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Francis Rainsford as landsurveyor London port loco William Carter deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 398.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute Richard Gwyn and William Gwyn gent as customer or collector of Cardiff port on the surrender of Richard Matthew gent. Ibid, p. 211.
Feb. 2.Treasury reference to Samuell Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Penelope Washington for extension of her lease of all those pastures or marsh lands with the appurtenances called Pointon Cowpastures alias Godsales in the parish of Pointon Co. Lincoln, containing 126 acres; granted to her by Charles II at a rent of 2l. 5s. 0d. per an. Reference Book XII, p. 252.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland to recover into the King's hands and to pay over to John Yeard the profits as follows of the Deanery of Achonrye and chantership of Killala arising during the vacancy from the promotion 1694 Aug. 31 of the then Dean and Chanter to be bishop of Down and Connor; his successor John Yeard being then in Flanders as chaplain of a Regiment and could not arrive in Ireland so as to have his patent and be installed until March following, for which intervening period the said profits are in the hands of his predecessor's executors who refuse to pay same to Yeard alleging that they belong to the King: and the King being pleased to grant him the said profits for said period. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 405.
Feb. 4.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 185l. to Speaker Foley ut supra p. 229: out of any disposeable money in the Receipt. Disposition Book XIV, p. 170.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Thomas Pitt Esq. (in payment of Duty) the 50 pieces of muslins which were part of a capture of East India ships taken by the French and repurchased by said Pitt &c. ut supra p. 233–4 whereon he sustained a great loss in buying so great a parcel and afterwards disposing of them at a disadvantage: the said Commissioners having reported that the matter is part of the same case as in their report of May 12 last.
(Same to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi in this case.) Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 399.
Same to same to restore to Capt. Thomas [George] Pitt a box of plate for his own necessary use, which he being going to India had shipped off amongst other things; he giving security to answer the return of same: the said Commissioners having reported that considering the station and character he is going in there appears to them no cause of seizure. Ibid.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of J. E. D. Dankelman, Envoy Extraordinary of the Elector of Brandenburg, shewing that Bottle Gerret Metzelaier, master of the ship L'Esperance, and Saakle Ides, master of the ship Henriette, both of Konigsberg and subjects of the said Elector, on arrival at London with their merchandise are stopped for not being manned as by the Navigation Act; but when they hired the men they thought same were duly qualified: therefore praying a discharge. Reference Book VII, p. 252.
Same to same of the petition of Daniel Chadock for stay of process against him on a Customs bond for Customs in Lancaster port, there being a far greater sum due to him on the Transport debt of Ireland. Ibid.
Feb. 5.Treasury reference to Thomas Done, an Auditor of Imprests, of the petition of Henry Ballow and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains for joining tallies in the Exchequer Court, praying their usual fee of 2s. per 1000l. on 890561l. 6s. 3½d. Customs money paid into the Exchequer on Customs and Impositions for 1694: said fee amounting to 89l. 1s. 1d.: viz. for entering and transmitting to the Pipe all tallies levied by the Customs Cashier. Reference Book VII, p. 259.
Money warrant for 1365l. to the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills (Fra. Eyles, Esq., Sir Theodore Jansen, Kt, Mordecai Abbot, Gilbert Heathcote, William Sedgwick, George Dodington, Sir William Ashurst Kt, James Bateman, Sir Hen. Furnese, and Sir Joseph Herne) being 100l. each for the quarter ended 1697–8 Jan. 27: and 365l. to Lionel Herne, their Secretary and accomptant, for same quarter's salary of himself and the clerks and employees of the said Trustees.
Appending: detailed list of said clerks and employees (2 in the Accomptant's office viz. Samuel Mitchell assistant to Secretary Herne, and Jno. Clayton his clerk; 8 in the cashier's office; 5 in the office for delivering out Bills and 4 others. (Money order dated Feb. 14 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 17, Order Book IV, p. 432.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Rymer for 1697 Xmas quarter's fee or salary as Historiographer Royal. Money Book XIV, p. 19.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 20l. to Mr. Fisher out of Malt [Lottery] tickets remaining in the Exchequer for the uses of the Civil List.
500l. to Mr. [Lowndes] for secret service: out of same. Disposition Book XIV, p. 170.
Same to same to issue 9000l. to the Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer, 5000l. thereof out of loans in Exchequer Bills and 4000l. out of new money from the Mint [arising out] of the general loan: same to be paid over to the Victualling Commissioners; 6000l. thereof for the course [of the Victualling] and 3000l. for imprests. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to same to issue 10282l. in Exchequer Bills to the Navy Treasurer on the unsatisfied order in his name for the Navy: which sum fully completes the 1,200,000l. authorised to be issued in Exchequer Bills under the Act 8–9 Wm. III, c. 24. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. [Charles] Fox to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Col. Frederick Hamilton relating to several respits on his Regiment. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 411.
Same to Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt, to signify to the Tellers that they observe the late Act of Parliament in receiving no more hammered money at the Exchequer upon any account whatsoever. Ibid.
[?]Same [to Mr. Yard] to insert the following advertisement in tomorrow's Gazette:
A letter signed J.W. was sent to William Lowndes, Secretary to the Treasury Lords, tending to prove an abuse committed by Receivers and Collectors of the revenue and taxes as well in relation to Exchequer Bills as by small money. If the writer will come to Mr. Lowndes at his house near the west end of Westminster Abbey and discover the same he shall have all due encouragement. Ibid.
Feb. 5.Same to Mr. Packer. Upon a hearing lately before the Treasury Lords in the case of Mr. John Blacker [Blackler] concerning 60 blank Million Lottery tickets alleged by him to be left in your father's hands, to obtain payment thereof, a little before your father's death, it plainly appeared to my Lords that the said tickets were sent by Mr. Blackler to your father to receive for him. I am to desire to know if you are satisfied your father did receive same from him and whether he ever received any money for them and when. If you are satisfied on these points my Lords think it behoves you to take care that Mr. Blackler be repaid with as little trouble as may be. Ibid, p. 413.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Lady Boteler praying my Lords' assistance in preserving a cargo of considerable value in the ship Benjamin now arrived from the East Indies given to Sir Robert Howard, herself, her brother Mr. Richard Uphill and her sisters Mris. Duncomb and Mris. Uphill by will of her brother Mr. Jacob Uphill who died in this voyage homeward. Reference Book VII, p. 252.
Treasury letters patent constituting Thomas Silvester to the office or place of Smith of the Mint and Mints in the Tower of London and elsewhere in the kingdom of England loco Peter Johnson deceased. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 1.
Treasury warrant [to the Clerk of the Pipe] for a lease to Sir Mathew Andrews of premises ut supra p. 186 (the custody and bailiwick of the Hundred of Meere Co. Wilts, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall) for 31 years from 1697 Sept. 29 at the accustomed rent of 8l. 12s. 11d. per an. payable to the Receiver of the said Duchy.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' subscription of the docquet of this lease. Ibid, pp. 2, 8.
Same to same for a same to Gilbert Eare of premises ut supra p. 117 (being three tenements in the manor of Treverbyn Courtney) for 99 years from 1692 May 2 (the end of Warwick Hele's term) at rents of 9s. 9d. for the tenement heretofore of William Rosevere; 7s. for the moiety of the tenement and mill formerly of Nicholas Kendall; and 4s. 3d. for the tenement late Thomas Cains; 6s. for the tenement heretofore in lease to Oliver Richard and Nicholas Sawle and fine of 150l. and with omission of the heriot of a best beast in respect of the decay of the old tenement in Austell.
(For the Treasury Lords' subscription of the docquet of this lease see infra under date 1698? Sept. 27.) Ibid, p. 3.
Same to same for a same to Walter Robins gent. of premises ut supra p. 208 (being 2 tenements in Tamerton Co. Cornwall) for 99 years terminable on the lives of him, Eliz. his daughter and Sam. Mitchell; at the ancient yearly rent of 2s. 8d. and fine of 170l. payable to the Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money, pp. 3, 23.
Feb. 6.Royal letters patent granting to Richard Colinge the office and place of one of the keepers of the Council Chamber loco John Hanson thereto appointed by a great seal of 1674 Nov. 24 in reversion of Thomas Ravenscroft, Benjamin Collinge and Nathanial Cocks with the fee for 2s. 6d. a day and loco Charles Shepheard thereto appointed by like reversionary grant 1675 Nov. 24 after Benjamin Collinge, Nathanial Cocks or John Hanson; the said Hanson and Shepheard having surrendered same to the King in order to a grant thereof to Richard Colinge son of Benjamin Colinge. King's Warrant Book XXI, pp. 77–81.
Feb. 7.Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, to pay 598l. 0s. 6d. to Thomas Windesor, late Col. of one of the Regiments of Horse, to make good the respits upon the musters taken of his own Troop between 1695 July 1 and 1697 Oct. 31 "and during his attendance on our royal person beyond the seas." King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 471.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay Capt. Thomas Hyde and Eliz. his wife the yearly sum or annuity of 50l. out of the Customs of the port of Poole Co. Dorset as granted to them or the survivor of them by the privy seal of 1689 Aug. 8. Money Book XIV, p. 18.
Treasury reference to Isaac Newton, Warden of the Mint, of the petition of Noah Neale Esq., one of the Justices of the Peace in Co. Lincoln, shewing that he prosecuted to conviction William Hawkins and James Harrison, notorious coiners, at the Sessions at Lincoln and brought them to confess the maker of their engines: therefore praying a lease of four small tenements with some land thereto in Hoddesden Co. Herts of which Hawkins was seized at the time of his conviction. Reference Book VII, p. 253.
Feb. 9.Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to sell forthwith the four prizes as follow and to apply as follows the proceeds together with the proceeds of the fish taken in the St. John of Bordeaux: viz, one third part to Andrew Corbett Esq., Commissioner for recovering and receiving the Rights and Perquisites belonging to the office of High Admiral of England; and such a proportion to the commanders and seamen of the two pacquet boats as follows (for taking these ships) as is or ought to be allowed to the Captains and seamen of the King's ships of war in like cases; and the residue to be paid to Stephen Lilly, Receiver General of the Post Office Revenue, to be applied by him towards defraying the charges of the said pacquet boats according to directions from time to time to be had from the Postmasters General: all by reason that the said Postmasters General did about Dec. 1696 represent to the Treasury that the pacquet boats between Falmouth and the Groyne had during the war taken several prizes but received very little consideration out of the profits thereof; and that there were then three ships brought in as prize by the said pacquet boats; therefore praying a grant thereout as above to the Captains and seamen and the application of the remainder towards defraying the charge of the said pacquet boats: whereupon the King issued a royal warrant 1696-7 Jan. 4 ut supra Tr. Cal. XI, p. 367: and the Treasury Lords have laid before the King a further representation from the said Postmasters General dated 1697 Oct. 12 shewing that the said three prize ships not being named in the said royal warrant two of them to wit the St. John Bonadventure with sugar and the St. Joseph with wool and hides were granted by the King to some other persons before the date thereof [of the said warrant] and the other ship the St. John of Bordeaux proving to be English built was restored to the owners and only some small quantity of fish on board was condemned as prize (the money for which is detained by the Principal Commissioners for Prizes): by reason of all which the commanders and seamen of the pacquet boats and the Post Office have received no benefit of the said royal warrant: but representing further that the said pacquet boats have since taken La Nostre Dame La Aimanaide from Algier bound for Nantes with barilia and soap and the Margaret of Nantes bound for Lisbon from Arcassone [Arcachon] with pitch and bread, [both] taken by the Alliance pacquet boat and the St Francis Deairis and a small sloop from Hispaniola with 12 hogsheads of sugar, hides, tobacco and indico, English built, [both] taken by the Expedition pacquet boat; wherefore the Postmasters General pray that the profits thereof as above may be applied to the discharge of those arrears as above after first allowing to the Captains and seamen [of the pacquet boats] the proportion [on the said four ships] usually allowed to Captains and seamen of the King's ships of war. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 468-9.
Feb. 9.Royal sign manual dated Kensington for the following issues out of any unappropriated moneys: viz.
£
to Mary, Duchess of Buckingham as royal bounty100
to the Churchwardens of St. Margarets Westminster for 4 years' arrears to Xmas last to the poor thereof on the usual allowance of 5l. per an. "in respect of our House at Kensington"20
(Money warrant dated Feb. 25 hereon.) (Money order dated Mar. 1 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 472. Money Book XIV, p. 28. Order Book IV, p. 437.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 78l. 6s. 8d. to Richard Meredith as Customer of Chester port. Money Book XIV, p. 19.
Money warrant for 100l. for the Churchwardens of St. Martins in the Fields for one year to 1697 Xmas on the annuity granted by the privy seal of 1689 June 27 for the relief of the poor of said parish. (Money order dated Feb. 10 hereon.) Ibid, p. 19. Order Book IV, p. 431.
Same for 50l. to Richard Long gent: without account: to enable him to engage in an undertaking he hath proposed to the Treasury Lords for his Majesty's service and to defray his charges therein, for which service 100l. hath been lately issued to him. (Money order dated Feb. 10 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 19. Order Book IV, p. 430.
Feb. 9.Money warrant for 400l. to Henry Allen, Charles Kenge, Peter Tom and Peter Browne, 4 of the King's messengers [of the chamber] appointed to attend the Earl of Portland for carrying his Majesty's pacquets from Calais to Paris. (Money order dated Feb. 10 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 19. Order Book IV, p. 432.
Same for 500l. to Henry Baker: upon account: for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated Feb. 12 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 20. Order Book IV, p. 431.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 10l. 6s. 8d. per an. to Thomas Arris as Comptroller of Exeter port.
the salary of 52l. per an. to Edward Heron as a King's waiter London port. Money Book XIV, pp. 20, 24.
Treasury signature of a duplicate of the money order of 1696 Dec. 17 for 1232l. 5s. 0d. to the Lottery pensioners ut supra p.—: the said original order being lost. Order Book IV, p. 336.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 150l. to William Popple for incidents of the Commission for Trade: out of Malt [Lottery] tickets remaining in the Exchequer for the uses of the Civil List:
200l. to the Earl of Derby et al for the poor ministers in the Isle of Man: out of same:
120l. to Daniel Ivye: out of same. Disposition Book IV, p. 172.
[? Feb. 9.]Same to same to issue 93l. 6s. 8d. to Dr. Sherlock whereof 90l. out of Malt tickets and the remaining 3l. 6s. 8d. out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer. Ibid.
Feb. 9.Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. John Dalley praying that the respits on his pay may be taken off. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 412.
Treasury warrant to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to forthwith cut and expose for sale to the King's best advantage the coppices of Fangrove and Knowlegrove alias Stubride in Co. Surrey, which are now in the Crown. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 4.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to pay to the seven French ministers of the French churches of Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork, Carlow, and Portarlington such sums as the said Lords Justices think fit for their present support and subsistence: out of Concordatum moneys; certifying the Treasury Lords of the said sums in order to same being laid before the King for his further pleasure therein: all by reason that the said ministers have represented to the said Justices that they are not in a condition to subsist by themselves and those amongst whom they exercise their ministry are poor refugees and cannot allow them maintenance; whereby they will be forced to leave their cures or starve: which case the Lords Justices did by letter of Aug. 3 last recommend to the Treasury Lords. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 408.
Feb. 10.William Lowndes to Mr. Popple to pay (out of the 150l. directed to you yesterday ut supra p. 242) 15l. to Cha. Storey for the charges of his voyage to New Hampshire. Disposition Book XIV, p. 172.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 36719l. 14s. 4d. to the Earl of Ranelagh upon the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Forces: to be issued out of moneys of the general loan remaining in the Exchequer to wit 12882l. 11s. 5d. of same in new money and 23837l. 2s. 11d. of same in Exchequer Bills: and to be applied as follows viz.
£s.d.
to clear the subsistence of the Troops in England to Feb. 12 inst.22804153
for one week's subsistence to the said Forces to the 19th inst.12732121
for 14 days' subsistence to Lord Jedborough's Dragoons to enable them to march towards Scotland489178
for same to Col. Ross's Dragoons to enable them to march towards Ireland489178
for arrears of subsistence to 45 of Lord Jedborough's Dragoons disbanded in Flanders and lately come over hither.208118
£36719144
likewise to issue (out of the like loans in Exchequer Bills) 3963l. 12s. 9d. to Mr. Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their names as Paymasters of the Forces Ireland: and to be paid to the Commissioners of Transports: to be by them applied for providing shipping and provisions for the transportation of five Regiments of Foot and two Regiments of Horse to Ireland. Ibid, p. 173.
Same to same to issue (out of the like loans in Exchequer Bills) 2650l. 17s. 10d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Forces: to be for two weeks' subsistence to the 12 March next for two Regiments of Horse and five of Foot ordered to embark for Ireland. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 72l. to John Smith for the Pages of the Bedchamber [see supra p. 230 and XI, p. 381]: out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 174.
Same to same to issue 2707l. 1s. 6d. to the Trustees for Exchequer Bills out of loans in the Exchequer in Exchequer Bills on the credit of the late Vote of the House of Commons. Ibid, p. 175.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Richard Doidge (presented to be landwaiter at Dartmouth) as riding officer for the inspection of the coast between Plymouth and Exeter, to have his residence at or near Dartmouth and with a salary of 60l. per an.
Thomas Jenkinson (presented for the place above granted to Mr. Doidge) as riding officer for the coast of Dorset and part of the coast of Devon: at the same salary.
Jonathan Gillard (who has served for ten years as an extraordinary tidesman at Plymouth and has lost 20l. per an. by the death of his son who was killed in the King's service at sea) as a tidesman in fee in Plymouth port loco William Britton deceased.
Nicholas Davies as waiter at Poulton loco James Fenwick dismissed for neglect. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 403, 405.
Feb. 10.Treasury reference to Thomas Hall, First Secondary in the King's Remembrancer's Office, of the petition of Robert Crompton, offering his securities, detailed, on his appointment as officer in the Exchequer for paying the Malt [Lottery] tickets. Reference Book VII, p. 253.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Cole shewing that he has behaved himself well in the survey of the Duties on Houses &c.; therefore praying a landwaiter's place at Newcastle or the clerk's place to the collector there on the removal or dismission of Cha. Matfine. Ibid, p. 254.
The Treasury Lords' certification of their approval and swearing in of Peter White to the office of First Clerk (to Henry Pelham) in the Office of the Clerk of the Pells: in accordance with the late Act [8–9 Wm. III. c. 28] for better observing the ancient course of the Exchequer. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 4.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to stay process upon an escheat obtained against Thomas Richards late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Herts.; to wit until March 1 next; so that he may be at liberty (as to his person) to pass his account. Ibid.
Feb. 11.Money warrant for 764l. 18s. 9d. to William Blathwaite, one of the Clerks of the Privy Council attending the Committee for Trade and Plantations, for the salaries and incidents of the clerks of the Council and the officers attending said Committee viz. 294l. 7s. 9d. for Xmas quarter; 292l: 11s. 0d. for 1696 Lady day quarter; 177l. 10s. 0d. for 1696 midsummer quarter [that quarter] being 100l. less "because the Clerks of the Council for whose use the said sum is inserted were allowed the same in the payment which was lately made to William Popple Esq. the now Secretary to the Council of Trade" as by Treasury warrant of 1697 July 8. (Money order dated Feb. 16 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 21. Order Book IV, p. 433.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to insert in the Excise Office salary bill 60l. per an. each for two clerks particularly employed (under the Comptroller General of Excise Accounts) in the accompts and business of the new Duties on malt and leather: to commence as from 1697 April 20 the time from which the said Duties began. Money Book XIV, p. 23b.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 12,882l. 11s. 5d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of the general loans in Exchequer Bills: and to be applied to the several heads of sub sistence as in the letter of direction of yesterday in lieu of the like sum in new money which was thereby appointed; which said new money is now [hereby] to be applied towards disbanding the Forces as the King shall direct.
Further to issue to said Earl 200l. in new money of the said loan for the payment of Mr. Hill's bill of exchange for transportation from Flanders. Disposition Book XIV, p. 175.
Feb. 11.Same to same to issue 50l. to Mr. Richard Long out of Malt [Lottery] tickets in the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 6000l. to the Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: to be issued out of the general loan in Exchequer Bills: and is intended for the Victualling Commissioners, 4000l. thereof for the Course of the Victualling and 2000l. for imprests. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Aldworth to deliver to Auditor Shales by schedule Mr. Sowray's vouchers to his accounts as late Receiver of [Crown] land revenues in Yorkshire from 1681 to 1691 which remain in your hands: also to deliver to him [Shales] the last declared account of Mr. Bland the former Receiver of that revenue which was [declared] in the year 1691; to the end Mr. Shales may give my Lords a state of the said account and what the said former Receiver is in arrear. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 412.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Damsell as an established tidesman London port in the inferior list loco Adam Eve, removed to the superior list ibid.
Adam Eve preferred ut supra loco John Tuck dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 400.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners [sic for Principal Commissioners of Prizes] to pay or to give allowance of 35l. 12s. 6d. to Walter Middleton, customer and collector of Milford port, in his capacity as Agent for prizes [in the said port] being for the King's custom of 75 hundredweight of Newfoundland codfish taken prize ut supra p. 240–1 with which Duty he has charged himself; the said Duty being legally due and has always been paid for prize goods "as well as [equally with] others" unless in some particular cases where the Treasury Lords have, upon application, remitted the same. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 5. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 398.
Feb. 12.Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay (out of Army contingencies) 2s. 6d. a day allowance to the Marquise de Vevevelle as from Jan. 1 last: to be continued to her till further order. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 479.
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.
400l. to Henry Allen, Charles Kenge, Peter Tom and Peter Browne out of same.
100l. to the poor of St. Margarets [and Charles the I's Hospital] and 100l. to the poor of St. Martins [in the Fields] out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer. Disposition Book XIV, p. 176.
Feb. 12.William Lowndes to Auditor Bridges enclosing the account [missing] of Henry Baker, gent, of his receipts and disbursements as Solicitor for the affairs of the Treasury: to wit from 1696 Nov. 24 to 1697 Sept. 29. Please examine same and report a state thereof. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 412.
Same to [Sir Thomas Trevor] the Attorney General to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Agents for Taxes touching Mr. William Hathway, a surveyor of the Duties on Houses, together with a state of his case. Ibid.
Feb. 12.
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Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Edmund Sleech as a tidesman on the superior list London port loco Robert Rogers deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 412.
Feb. 12.Treasury reference to same of the petition of Sir John Sparrow praying a 31 years' lease of the custody of the Hundred of Hinckford and Barstable in Co. Essex and also the Hundred of Dunmow and Chelmsford and the tithes of a parcel of land called Northeys near Yeldham concealed from the Crown. Reference Book VII, p. 254.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Robert Rouse et al for a lease of a mine of lead or ore they have found in the King's demesne lands in North Wales, at a 10 per cent royalty to the Crown. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland enclosing the petition [missing] of John, Visct. Lanesboro shewing that his estate of Drumada in Co. Leitrim has been waste ever since the troubles until May last and that by reason of the arrears of quit rent and the growing rent the tenant will be obliged to throw same up; therefore praying remission of the said arrears: on which petition the King is pleased to order a respite for six months. You are to direct said respite accordingly. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 407.
Feb. 14.William Lowndes to the Postmasters General to pay 100l. a week for ten weeks (from the time of the completion of the 100l. per week for ten weeks ut supra p. 232) into the Exchequer on account of the Post Office revenue: which present 1000l. is intended to be issued for secret service. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said 1000l. to me [Lowndes] for secret service). Disposition Book XIV, p. 176–7.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. John Webb praying payment of 1037l. alleged to be due to him on account of stoppages here for the subsistence of his Regiment in Flanders. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 413.
Feb. 14.Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor General of Works, of the bill of Francis Negus for repairs and disbursements in the Mews from 1696 March 25 to 1697 March 26 amounting to 494l. 5s. 1½d.; together with an estimate of the charge of the annual repairs for the time to come of the stables and houses in the Mews and the present charge of tyling the same. Reference Book VII, p. 254.
Same to same of the petition of Sir Charles Cottrell praying a grant to the parishioners of St. Martins in the Fields of a small piece of ground in the Mews over against the church 16 foot by 16 foot whereon to build a watchhouse which is necessary and so much wanted that he will erect same at his own charge. Ibid., p. 255.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the security, detailed, in 1500l. of William Churchill as Agent to the Regiment of Major General Cha. Churchill.
Prefixing: letter from Mr. Abbot [to William Lowndes] requesting the taking of such security pursuant to the late Act of Parliament. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 8.
Feb. 15.Money warrant dormant for the fee or salary of 1000l. per an. to Sir Henry Hatsell as one of the Barons of the Exchequer. Money Book XIV, p. 22.
Money warrant for 90l. to Peter Persehouse, one of the Serjeants at Arms attending the Speaker of the House of Peers, for his pains and disbursements in attending the said Speaker during the last Session of the present Parliament being 180 days at 10s. a day from 1696 Oct. 20 to 1697 April 17. (Money order dated Feb. 21 hereon). Ibid., p. 22. Order Book IV, p. 435.
Same for 79l. to Roger Charnock, one of the Sergeants-at-arms attending the abovesaid Speaker, for 158 days' attendance during the Session 1695 Dec. 22 to 1696 April 27. (Money order dated Feb. 22 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 23. Order Book IV, p. 435.
Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to pay the assessments to the Land Tax [8–9 Wm. III c. 6] on the officers of the Penny Post Office whose salaries do not exceed 60l. per an; as in a list thereof certified by William Dockwra Esq., Comptroller of the Penny Post Office. Money Book XIV, p. 23.
Same, dormant, to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay to Elizabeth Bromley, sister of Dr. Charles Fraizer, second physician to the King's person, all moneys due or to become due on his salary of 300l. per an. payable on the Establishment of the Treasurer of the Chamber: to be for his use: he lying under such indisposition that he cannot appear in person to give acquittances for his said salary. Ibid, p. 26.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2712l. to the Navy Treasurer on the unsatisfied order in his name: to be issued out of the General loan in Exchequer Bills: and is intended for one month's subsistence to the two Marine Regiments and is to be imprested to the Colonels or agents thereof. Disposition Book XIV, p. 177.
Feb. 15.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 20l. to me [Lowndes] for secret service: out of Malt [Lottery] tickets [remaining in the Exchequer for the uses of the Civil List].
1000l. to Nicho Baker Esq.: out of the like.
1365l. to the Trustees for Exchequer Bills: out of the like. Ibid.
Treasury warrants to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of the hemp (and the three ships importing same) which Gilbert Heathcott and Josias Wordsworth and other merchants of London had consigned to them from their correspondents at Konigsberg in the said three ships, in the import of which they are obstructed on the ground that the said ships are not duly navigated according to the Navigation Act, the ship Friends Adventure being an English ship with a master and six mariners whereof three were Scotch which is more strangers than the law allows; the second ship the Hope of Coningsberg is of the build of that country and the master and six mariners supposed to be Dutch or other foreigners not of the country of growth; and the said ship the Henrietta of Coningsberg being also of the build of that country and the masters and seamen supposed to be not of that country: but affidavit having been made that the Friends Adventure went out for Scotland properly manned with all English and sailing thence to Dantzic several of the seamen deserted for want of convoy so that the master was constrained to hire Scotchmen and could not with all his endeavours hire any English at Dantzic or Elsinore: and as to the second ship that the whole complement was hired as of that place and as to the third that all the complement are inhabitants of Coningsberg, and have their effects there and are used as sailors of that place. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 400–1.
Treasury reference to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes of the petition of Rawlins Brownjohn (Brown John), shewing that being agent for prizes at Jersey and Guernsey there was due to him in April last above 1200l. for subsisting prisoners of war brought into those parts, besides what is since incurred; which the Prizes Commissioners refuse to pay: therefore praying relief. Reference Book VII, p. 255.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Thomas Bray Dr. in Divinity shewing that by collections which he has made among several well disposed persons he has provided half the parishes in the Plantation of Maryland with books and for furnishing the other part therewith prays a grant of a certain parcel of ground called Middle Row alias Rotten Row in the parish of St. Giles Middlesex belonging to the Crown. Ibid.
Same to Henry Baber of the petition of Mary Bishop, widow, praying that 2 pieces of plush forfeited by her husband, [and] now in the hands of Mr. Justice Bowen, may be delivered to her; being of small value. Ibid, p. 257.
Feb 15.Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities detailed of Robert Crompton ut supra p. 244, as Officer for making the several payments of the tickets and benefits of the Malt Lottery, Followed by: Treasury letters patent dated Feb. 9 constituting said Crompton to said Office. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 6, 7.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a constat of four small tenements with land thereto in Hoddesdon Co. Herts forfeited to the King by the conviction of William Hawkins, lately executed for coining; in order to a lease thereof to Noah Neale Esq. Ibid, p. 8.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to stay proceedings on the information against William Whittell (Whitwell) of Oundle, Co. Northants gent. on his paying Duty for such malt as he had in his custody on April 24 last and satisfying the officers' charges; he having petitioned shewing that his servant having delivered 9 strikes of malt to one steward, a neighbour, for brewing in Dec. 1696 before the making of the Act for laying the Duty on malt, and afterwards (without Whittell's privity) a further 9 strikes on June 11 last after the making of the Act and whilst Whittell was away at the term in London without paying duty, whereby he is liable to the fine of 50l.; on which petition the Excise Commissioners have reported that 18 strikes were sold on April 17 to one Hunt a victualler [before the Act] and a like quantity was delivered in June following [after the Act] and that the offence was committed in the infancy of the said Duty and that since the making of the Act he has not sold any malt to any one else. Ibid, pp. 9–10.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the widow of John Lowther Esq., late one of the Commissioners of Revenue Ireland, praying payment of his salary for the quarter in which he died. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 409.