Warrants etc
February 1698, 16-28

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'Warrants etc: February 1698, 16-28', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 13: 1697-1698 (1933), pp. 249-260. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82940 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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February 1698, 16-28

Feb. 16.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 455l. to Geo. Stepney and 182l. to Mathew Prior out of loans in the Exchequer in General in Exchequer Bills. Disposition Book XIV, p. 178.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to imprest to the Colonels of the two Regiments (by equal proportions) the 2712l. directed ut supra pp. 247–8. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 618l. to the Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer to be issued out of loans ut supra: to be to defray the charge of transporting the servants, horses, goods and other equipage of Ralph Gray Esq. who is going Governor to Barbados. (Same to the Navy Commissioners to make forth Navy Bills for said sum, assigning same for payment on the Navy Treasurer as above). Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners for Stamped Paper. My Lords recommend Gabriel Collins for the place of one of the stampers who was lately dismissed for misdemeanour. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 413.
Feb. 16.William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayt to procure a warrant to be signed by the King to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland to pay 3963l. 12s. 9d. to the Transports Commissioners on account for the transport service. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 414.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Divers [Customs Duties] bonds have delivered by John Knight, late Customs Cashier to his successor Richard Hutchinson. You are to order the Customs Solicitor to prosecute all moneys due thereon to the King. Ibid.
Same to same to permit the landing, Customs free, of sundry of his Majesty's provisions from the ship Providence which is put into Plymouth; the same being to be used only in the victualling of the King's ships and there being a particular want thereof at Plymouth. Ibid.
Feb. 17.Money warrant for 1000l. to Nicholas Baker: upon account: for Crown law charges. (Money order dated Feb. 21 hereon.) Money Book, p. 23b. Order Book IV, p. 434.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to allow in the accounts of the Collector of Excise for Co. Norfolk 160l. which he is to be by them directed to pay to the adventurers and fishermen of Great Yarmouth for the Excise of beer for the North Sea and Herring fishery: to be for one year to 1697 Sept. 29. Money Book XIV, p. 27.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to prepare, and take to the King's use, an assignment from Thomas Bradford and William Burnett of their term in Fangrove, Knollgrove and Stubridge in Chertsey &c. Co. Surrey, for the consideration of 380l. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 414.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit the shipping off, customs free, of such part of the goods as follow as is not intended to be sold here (instead of paying duty and drawing back by debenture on re-export); and to admit the remainder to entry on payment of duty and after allowance for damage; being goods saved out of the St. Christo cast away near Rye, which ship was taken by the French at Cartagena and retaken by the Dutch but driven on shore and cast away in Rye harbour in Dec. last where the goods were saved and stored in the King's warehouse consisting chiefly of Holland, Hamburg and other sorts of linen, and guns: the above liberty being granted in view of the distress and particular circumstances of this case. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 401-2.
Treasury reference to Phillip Ryley Esq. Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, of the petition of Francis Dickins, woodward of New Forest, shewing that by his office it properly belongs to him to pay the yearly wages to the keepers and other officers there, who having made their complaints for want thereof, he, by command of the Lord Warden and according to his duty, informs the Treasury Lords that there is an arrear due to them of 2½ years at Michaelmas 1697 at 300l. per an.; further that 300l. is already raised by the sale of casual woods: therefore praying that the remainder may be raised by the sale of dotard and decayed stubbs not fit for ship timber. Reference Book VII, p. 255.
Feb. 17.Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Richards shewing that he was receiver General of Taxes for Co. Herts and being in arrear in some of his payments John Gape Esq., one of his sureties, sued out an extent against him and is seizing his estate; that by his stated accounts there only remains 1609l. 0s. 1½d. due to the King which sum he is willing to lodge in the Exchequer or in any hands my Lords may direct until he can pass his accounts: therefore praying a stay of the said extent. Ibid. p. 256.
Feb. 18.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 18017l. 13s. 1d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces, to be issued out of loans remaining in the Exchequer in Exchequer Bills: to be applied as follows:
£s.d.
for a week's subsistence for the Forces in England to the 26th inst. exclusive of the Regiments of Leveson, Langston, Steward, Web, How, Slanay [Stanley] and Ingoldsby1140732
for 2 weeks' subsistence to Mar. 12 next, to the Regiment of Sir. Jno. Jacob, Col. Brudenall and Col. Titcomb who are going for Ireland946136
for 2 weeks' subsistence to same time for the Regiments of Major Gen. Churchill, Brig. Trelawney and Col. Seymour946136
for 2 weeks' subsistence to the Regiments of Jedburrough and Ross.979154
for a week's subsistence to March 12 next to the Regiments of Leveson, Langston, Steward, Web, How, Stanley and Ingoldsby1325811
for a week's subsistence to March 5 next to the Regiments of Bolton, Sanderson, Coot, Gibson, Farington and Northcoate946136
for paying several small bills of exchange drawn by Mr. Hill, due to masters of ships for bringing over the Troops1164106
to pay the discharged men of several Regiments lately come from Flanders.200148
to Major General Steward's Regiment on account of their arrears, which is to be advanced to them in consideration of the loss they have sustained by receiving clipped money from the [Army] Pay Office which they could not pass [pay away] [viz.] before 1696 May 4100
£18017131
likewise to issue 500l. to Mr. Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their names as Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland: which is intended to be paid over to the Commissioners of Transportation. Disposition Book XIV, p. 179.
Feb. 18.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 19000l. to the Navy Treasurer out of loans on the Exchequer in General: to be for part of the half year due to the Yards at 1697 Lady day. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 6000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces; to be issued out of loans remaining in the Exchequer in milled money or Guineas: and is intended to be applied towards disbanding the Forces. Ibid, p. 180.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to deliver back to James Smith, customer of Chichester port, such papers as he presented to you in answer to your presentment against him. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 415.
Treasury warrant to same to employ George Warnford as riding surveyor upon the borders of Scotland between Berwick and Carlisle at 60l. per an.: the said Commissioners having by memorial of Jan. 18 last represented that divers frauds are practised on the said border by clandestine conveyance of prohibited and uncustomed goods for the obviating of which they have (besides the common Guard of Customs Officers) issued commissions to the Excise officers at the several towns on the borders near Carlisle and Berwick which has saved the establishment of new officers there; and have further proposed the establishment of the above riding officer to prevent the carrying out English wool and returning tobacco shipped off by certificate and to survey and inspect the several officers at their stations: and the said Warnford being well acquainted with the country and haveing been very "ingenious" with the Commissioners in explaining the manner how some frauds have been transacted.
Simon Symonds as waiter and searcher at Mumbles and Blackpill in Swansea Port: at 12l. per an.: the Commissioners having represented Dec. 17 last that for some years past one of the four tidesmen and boatmen in Swansea port went in turns monthly to Mumbles and Blackpill with an allowance of 4s. a week paid by way of incidents for their extraordinary charges; but Mr. Trotter, collector of Swansea port has advised keeping the said tidesmen and boatmen to their proper stations for rowing in the boat and attending on ships and that an officer be established at Mumbles and Blackpill for giving an account of all ships arriving in Mumbles Road and for attending the loading of coals at Blackpill.
Robert Toll as riding surveyor upon the coast of Norfolk between Yarmouth and Cley at 50l. per an. salary.
Edward Hancorne as waiter and searcher at Barry and Sully in Swansea port loco John Tanner, who has quitted the service. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 404, 405, 406.
Feb. 21.Certificate by William Lowndes that the late Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland have not been allowed or received satisfaction for the sum of 1124l. 3s. 35/8d. which is the difference between the 5489l. 2s. 63/8d. with which John Price charges himself in his final accompt as late Receiver General of Revenues, Ireland, as received by him of rents and effects from the said Farmers and the 4364l. 19s. 2¾d. which the said Farmers were allowed as so paid in their final account lately made up and passed in England. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 407.
Feb. 22.Treasury warrants dormant to the Receiver General of the Duties on Marriages &c. and of the Duties on Houses to pay salaries as follow to Surveyors of the said Duties: viz.
80l. per an. to Joseph Dolphin as Surveyor for Cos. Cambridge and Huntingdon and the Isle of Ely: from 1697 Sept. 29.
70l. per an. to Colt Titchburne as same for Cos. Carmarthen and Pembroke and town of Haverford West.
80l. per an. to Thomas Danvers as same for Co. Essex.
80l. per an. to Thomas Fort as same for Co. Somerset: from 1697 Xmas.
50l. per an. to Samuell Eales as same for the city of Westminster and Liberty thereof: from 1697 Xmas. Money Book XIII, p. 324.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans on the Exchequer in General in Exchequer Bills: viz.
10000l. to the Navy Treasurer on the unsatisfied order in his name: to be for the Victualling Commissioners; and 6000l. thereof to be applied to the Victualling course and 4000l. to imprests.
100l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: and is to be paid to Col. Farrington on account of clearings of the officers of his Regiment now to be disbanded. Disposition Book XIV, p. 181.
Same to same to issue out of same 200l. to Charles Bertie on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Ordnance: and is to be paid over to Sir Basill Dixwell bart. and Mathew Aylmore Esq. towards repairing the harbour at Dover. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to cause some inspection to be made that the abovesaid 200l. be laid out for that purpose according to the King's intention. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Lowndes] for secret service such sums as are or will be paid into the Exchequer on account of the Four and a half per cent Duties in Barbados. Ibid, p. 182.
Same to Mr. Nicho Baker to attend the Postmasters General for their directions as to the prosecution of the matter touching some Exchequer Bills stolen out of the Post Office, as by the said Postmasters' memorial. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 415.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Charles Northcott (for several years waiter and searcher guarding the coast near Barnstaple) as waiter and searcher in Barnstaple port loco Mathew Thwaits deceased. Likewise to employ William Remmington as waiter and searcher to guard the coast near Barnstaple loco the said Northcott. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 404, 405.
Feb. 22.Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Robert Chaplin, Receiver General for Co. Suffolk, praying that an overpayment of 909l. 9s. 9¼d. on his account of the third 4s. Aid may be transferred to his account of the second 4s. Aid. Reference Book VII, p. 256.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Francis Castleton shewing that Henry Canby had seized 88 pieces of narrow German linen entered outwards for New England, notwithstanding it had paid Customs: therefore praying a noli prosequi to the information. Ibid, p. 257.
Feb. 23.Royal sign manual for 100l. to James, Earl of Castlehaven as royal bounty: out of any unappropriated money in the Receipt. (Money warrant dated Feb. 26 hereon). (Money order dated Mar. 2 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 47. Money Book XIV, p. 28. Order Book IV, p. 436.
Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, to pay the Half Pay Establishment as below of the officers of the Regiments of Horse of Col. Thomas Windesor and Col. Daniell Harvey and the Regiments of Dragoons of Col. Edward Leigh and the Earl of Denbigh from Jan. 1 last; the said Regiments having been lately disbanded and the King being pleased to allow Half pay to the said officers for their support until they should be fully paid off and cleared and be otherwise provided for.
Appending: said Half Pay Establishment.
Col. Windesor's Regiment. Lieut. Col. William Culliford, as Lieut-Col. and Captain; Major Isaac de la Font as Major and Capt.; Capt. William Elwes; Capt. John, Lord Lovelace; Capt. Samuell Shute; Capt. Lieutenant Nicholas Lepel; Lieutenants Wallop Brabazon, Edward Clifford, Thomas Dove, Frances Ellison, Thomas Gawdy; Cornets Andrew Windesor, Thomas Leigh, —. Nojack, Thomas Newell, Charles West, Thomas Dodsworth; QuarterMasters David Lawrence, John Poole, — Razouse, Richard Parkes, Phillip Evat, John Serjeant.
Col. Harvey's Regiment. Lieut Col. Thomas Pownall; Major John Petry; Captains William Prettyman, Thomas Stanwin, Charles Dormer; Captain Lieutenant William Billingsly; Lieutenants Richard Jefferys, John Gumbleton, Antho Bartlemy, Edwd. Cochran, Henry Townsend; Cornets James Butler, Francis Forrester, John Harvey, Edmund Smyth, Francis Snezon, John Seagrave; Quartermasters John Dark, Phabian Phillips, William Williams, John Blair, Martin Grandpuy, John Mozel.
Col. Leigh's Regiment. Lieut. Col. Antho Rodney; Major John Corbett; Captains John Orfeur, William Coward, Robert Hedges, Henry Carter, Edward Goddard; Captain Lieutenant William Emmet; Lieutenants Benjamin Colinbine, Francis Browne, Gideon Bonivert, Henry Hartus, John Nicholson, George Walker, Henry Powney; Cornets Thomas Edwards, Henry Rodney, Thomas Chetwood, George Phillips John Pearson, John Usher, Antho. Fakenhoff, Thomas Hodges; Quarter Masters Antho Bishop, Edward Orfeur, Robert Cunningham, Dune. Mackenny, Arthur Buckeridge, George Snow, Geo. Newman, Richard Searle.
Earl of Denbigh's Regiment. Lieut. Col. Ruper Billingsly; Major William Oglethorp; Captains Thomas Hartop, George Whitmore, Richard Creed, Henry Cromwell, Samuell Lennard; Capt. Lieutenant Eliakim Studholme, Edward Nicholls, Arthur Pepys, Francis Harwood, Samson Bredy, John Creed, Lewis Lestang, Daniell Bonner; Cornets John Feilding, George Jucks, William Cecill, Edward Coopes, Henry Chester, Barlow Wickham, Younger Cook, John Grace; Quarter Masters Jno Hodgson, Elias Prat, Jno. Wayte, Peter de la Rue, William Hewitt, Christopher Clapham, John Hilton, Robt. Lightfoot (total establishment 13465l. 9s. 2d. per an.) King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 472–4.
Feb. 23.Money warrant for 100,000l. to Robert Crompton Esq., Paymaster of Malt [Lottery] Tickets as by the Act of 8-9 Wm. III c. 22: to be as imprest for payment of the benefits and tickets by the said Act appointed to be paid and in manner as therein directed: to be paid out of moneys in the Exchequer arising from the Duties on malt &c. granted by the said Act. (Money order dated Feb. 25 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 24. Order Book IV, p. 434.
Same for 38l. 3s. 5d. to William Lee, undersheriff and accountant to John Lyn Esq. sheriff for Co. Northampton for the year ended 1696 Sept. 29 for an overpayment during the said shrievalty for the apprehending of two highwaymen as certified by Peter Frowde, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe. (Money order dated Mar 2. hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 25. Order Book IV, p. 440.
Same for 180l. 6s. 9d. to Thomas Eyre gent, undersheriff and accomptant to Edward Somner sheriff for Co. Wilts for the above year for a like overpayment. (Money order dated Feb. 28 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 25. Order Book IV, p. 437.
Same for 50l. to the Treasurer of King Charles I's Hospital in Westminster for one year to Xmas last on the annuity for bringing up poor fatherless children there: and 50l. to the churchwardens of St. Margarets Westminster for same year for the relief of the poor of said parish. (Money order dated Mar. 3 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 26. Order Book IV, p. 436.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 10l. per an. to Roger Clutterbuck gent. as searcher of Southampton port. Money Book XIV, p. 26.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1500l. to the Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: to be issued out of loans on the Exchequer in General in Exchequer Bills: and to be paid over to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded: 900l. thereof to be charged to the head of wages and 600l. to the head of Victualling. Disposition Book XIV, p. 182.
Feb. 23.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 100l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order for the service of the Forces: to be issued out of the rent of Hackney Coaches. (Same to said Earl to pay same to Capt. Goddard of Col. Leigh's Regiment in part of his arrears).
Also 100l. to same out of same. (Same to said Earl to pay same to James Foulis administrator to Col. Robert Hodges in part of 648l. 4s. 7½d. due to him as by said Earl's report of Nov. 29 last). Disposition Book XIV, p. 183.
Same to same to issue 2000l. to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their names as Paymasters of the Forces Ireland: to be issued out of loans on the Exchequer in General in Exchequer Bills: and to be paid over to the Commissioners of Transports. Ibid, p. 182.
Same to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes to give Edward Battine free access to the books and papers in your Office in order to his preparing for my Lords an account of the prizes taken since the beginning of the late war. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 415.
Treasury reference to Brook Bridges, an Auditor of Imprests, of the account of the receipts and issues of the Contractors for Receiving of Wrought Plate pursuant to the King's sign manual and their contract with the Treasury Lords. Reference Book VII, p. 256.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the capital messuage of the manor of Laverton Co. Somerset parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall; in order to a new lease thereof to Joshua Baber upon surrender; for 31 years at the former rent of 10l. 10s. per an. and fine of 100l.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on said Baber's petition for same. The premises were granted in 1670 to Mr. Hopton Shuter for 31 years; in 1684 the petitioner Baber, being in possession by assignment from Katherine Shuter, daughter of said Hopton Shuter, obtained a new lease for three lives himself and Joshua and William his sons at rent as above and fine of 300l. The petitioner is about 60 years of age and the surviving younger son is about 22 years and lusty. I rate the fine as above. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 11–12.
Feb. 24.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 11023l. 16s. 5d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans in the Exchequer on credit of the late Vote of the House of Commons: to be applied as follows: viz.
£s.d.
for one week's subsistence to the Forces in England to Mar. 5 next leaving out the Regiments ordered for Ireland and those directed to be disbanded who are already subsisted to that time991974
for one week's subsistence to March 12 next for the Regiments of Bolton, Erle, Saunderson, Coote, Farrington, Gibson, and Northcote, being those ordered to be broke: by March 12 it is probable they may all be disbanded and if any of them happen to be broke sooner so much of the said week's subsistence as goes beyond the time of their disbanding will be charged to account of their arrears110491
£11023165
Disposition Book XIV, p. 184.
Feb. 24.Same to same to issue 334l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the like order: out of loans on the Exchequer in General in Exchequer Bills: to be paid over as follows: viz.
£
to Col. Webb for his contingent warrant134
to Capt. James Norton in part of his arrears as a Captain in Col. Holt's Regiment in order to enable him to repair to his Government of St. Christophers200
£334
Ibid.
Same to Secretary Vernon. Pursuant to the King's commands as per yours of the 21st inst my Lords have inquired into the condition of the presents prepared some time since for the Governments of Algiers and Tripoly and have received an account from the Great Wardrobe that same have been opened there and two pieces of cloth were found spoiled but the rest little damaged; and that the Earl of Montagu [Master of the said Great Wardrobe] has supplied two other pieces of cloth and refreshed the rest of the thing. The whole are in good order to be delivered when the King shall direct. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 415.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Thomas Warren, Commander of his Majesty's ship Windsor, praying that out of the King's share of a prize which he took in 1696 he may be allowed the extraordinary charges he was at in that year for provisions to the Squadron then under his command which he furnished at Cadiz until such time as an advice of credit came from England. Ibid, p. 416.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Solomon Swale bart. setting forth that Reginald Marriot got into his custody the auditor's records of [the Crown Land revenues of] the County of York and by means thereof obtained a verdict against petitioner in confirmation of a lease of the lead mines in Fremington &c., formerly in the possession of petitioner's ancestors; which was done by surprise and without timely notice to petitioner: therefore praying a stop to the said Marriot's working the said mines until petitioner has made out his title. (Same to Mr. [Auditor] Aldworth to attend the Attorney General in this matter). Ibid, p. 417.
Feb. 25.Treasury warrants dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 10l. per an. to Francis Spendlove Esq. as Comptroller of Yarmouth port: and similarly to pay the two several fees of 83l. 6s. 8d. per an. to Charles Orchard gent. as Customer at Exeter port and 50l. per an. as Customer at Barnstaple the salary of 62l. 7s. 4d. to Robert Thorrowgood gent as customer in Lynn Regis port. Money Book XIV, pp. 28, 29.
Feb. 25.Money order for 36l. to John Smith, a Page of the Bedchamber, for the Pages of the Bedchamber for one year ended in 1696–7 Feb. for washing sheets. Order Book IV, p. 435.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10,000l. to the Trustees for Exchequer Bills: to be issued out of the loans on the Exchequer in General in Exchequer Bills: and to be in part of the sum to be paid them for the reward of 10 per cent. to the persons advancing money on the third contract for circulating the said Bills. Disposition Book XIV, p. 184.
Same to same to issue 5000l. to the Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: to be issued out of loans ut supra: and is intended for the Victualling Commissioners, for imprests and to be particularly applied for the buying of beef and hogs. Ibid, p. 185.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to procure warrants to be signed by the King to authorize the Paymaster of the Forces Ireland to pay 500l. and 2000l. to the Transports Commissioners on account of the Transport service. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 416.
Same to the Attorney General to call on the Treasury Lords as soon as convenient to discuss about a case (which has lain some time before you) whether malt exported for Jersey or Guernsey is to draw back the Duty: that matter being now very pressing. Ibid, p. 417.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Charles Hodges as weigher in fee, London port loco Richard Norfolk deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 406.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Robertson praying to be instructed by a landwaiter in London port in order to his qualifying himself for employment in the Customs. My Lords recommend him for directions accordingly. Reference Book VII, p. 256.
Same to Charles Twitty and Peter Humes of the matter in (a) infra.
Prefixing (a) letter from John Grainger dated Jan. 26 last dated from Lord Fitzharding's [one of the Tellers] Office to William Lowndes. On the 17th inst. a parcel of [Exchequer] Bills to the sum of 1348l. 3s. 4¼d. were taken out of the fifth chest and delivered up amongst other Bills to be made Specie Bills but upon examination I found they were made specie before I received them: "and whereas there is an interest since accrued on the said Bills, which if delivered out from the Exchequer from the time that the said Bills were so dated as specie it will be an advantage to the person that shall receive them and a disadvantage to the King for so much as the interest since amounts to: for the better explanation of this matter be pleased to refer to the Bills." Ibid.
Feb. 25.Treasury warrant to Justice Rookesby to deliver to Arthur, Earl of Torrington some goods which belonged to Sir Edward Herbert, his lordship's brother, before his attainder, of the value of 20l. that were in the said Herbert's chambers in Sergeants Inn; which chambers are lately granted by the King to said Earl; the Treasury Lords being well satisfied it was the King's intention to grant the said goods as well as the chambers. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 11.
Same to Sir Thomas Trevor, Attorney General, to enter a noli prosequi to the King's share of the fines and penalties recovered on the informations against Cha. Goreing Esq.; it being reported by Jno. Bridges, Solicitor of the Customs Dec. 12 last that 2 tuns of wine were brought on board a French prize for the use of the said Goreing and brought ashore at Spithead without paying Duty and carried to Sir Henry Goreing's house whereupon informations have been exhibited for the penalty of 500l. on the Act of 4 & 5 Wm. & Mary viz. against Sir Henry Goreing, Cha. Goreing, Jno. Middleton Esq., Thomas Mathook, and Walter Sturt, to wit against the first four by John Nash and against the last by Samuell Binks; all which informations have been compounded by licence out of the Exchequer on which Nash has received (besides 30l. for charges) 100l. for the two informers' part [his own and Binks's] and the King becomes entitled to 100l. more; and further that five other informations have been exhibited by Ambrose Wade against Phillip Page, Oliver Penfold, Thomas Holmer, John Cheney and William Peascot which have been similarly compounded for 35l. to the officer and the King is entitled to 35l.; all which compositions the said Cha. Goreing has borne the charge of, seven of the ten persons prosecuted being servants, carters and waggoners aiding in the conveyance. Ibid, pp. 12–13.
Feb. 26.Money warrant for 13l. 6s. 8d. to the Vicar of the Tower for two years to 1697 Xmas on a perpetuity of 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. Money Book XIV, p. 29.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a letter and other papers [missing], which my Lords received from Secretary Vernon, relating to two vessels laden with wool, one at Shoreham, the other at Rye. Please enquire as to the said vessels as directed by the King and report to my Lords. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 417.
Same to Robert Butler. The King has commanded the Treasury Lords to signify to such of the bishops as have any moneys of First Fruits or Tenths in their hands to forthwith pay in and account for same, otherwise process will issue against them. Please certify my Lords what is due on First Fruits and Tenths to the end my Lords may write accordingly. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners for a certificate how much the Duty will be on the equipage of Ralph Grey Esq. who is going as Governor to Barbados. Ibid, p. 418.
Feb. 26.Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) order of the King in Council dated Kensington Feb. 24. to permit the Royal Africa Company to export 5000 lb. weight of Crewell; the said Company having petitioned shewing that the natives about Gambia in the north part of Guinea have a great esteem for the said commodity and many of them will not trade for other English goods unless they can have some of it; and that the said Company has several times had permission to export a like weight thereof which is exported in small quantities. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 407.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of John De Senne shewing that he is sued in the Exchequer for 150l. the King's share of a forfeiture; which [sum] he is utterly unable to pay: therefore praying to be remitted same and to be discharged out of prison. Reference Book VII, p. 257.
Feb. 27.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 62l. 13s. 4d. per an. to Charles Segar gent. as one of the Customers of Southampton port. Money Book XIV, p. 27.
Feb. 28.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Jno. Dickenson as waiter in Southampton port loco Guilbert Poulson, a landwaiter ibid, who since the [beginning of the] war was removed to Portsmouth for saving of charge and is there lately established as surveyor loco John Mellish deceased; and the Commissioners now in time of peace think it necessary to fill the vacancy at Southampton. Out Letters (Customs) XV, p. 410.