Warrants etc
March 1698, 15-31

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'Warrants etc: March 1698, 15-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 13: 1697-1698 (1933), pp. 272-287. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82942 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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March 1698, 15-31

March 16.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated Kensington for the issue of 50799l. 12s. 9½d. to the Trustees for Exchequer Bills which sum (together with 735l. overpaid for their 10 per cent reward or interest on the subscriptions to the Second Contract for circulating the said Bills; and 237l. 7s. 2½d. for a like overpayment on the sum of 2707l. 16s. 6d. lately issued to them under the royal sign manual of Jan. 12 last supra p. 219–220) will complete 51772l. being 10 per cent interest or reward on 517720l. subscribed on the Third Contract for the exchanging and circulating the 1,500,000l. of said Bills as by the Act for the 3s. Aid and the 1,200,000l. of said Bills as by the Act for the Further Subsidy [8–9 Wm. III. c. 24]: to be issued out of such of the said Bills as shall be lent upon credit of the Exchequer in General: to be as imprest and to be paid by the said Trustees to the respective subscribers. (Money warrant dated Mar. 18 hereon). (Money order dated Mar. 19 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 475. Order Book IV, p. 438.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 1200l. per an. to Ralph Grey Esq. as Capt. General and Governor in chief of Barbados for his support in that employment: to be paid out of the profits of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty arising within the said island by the hands of the Receivers thereof within the said island out of the goods of the said Duty [payments in the form of goods for the said Duty] at the price current on the place or if need be out of the profits of the said Duty in the Exchequer, England: to be paid as from July 24 last and the first two quarters thereon to be paid forthwith. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 476.
Same to the Lords Justices, Ireland to pay 500l. to John Methuen Esq., chancellor of Ireland, as royal bounty in consideration of his great services and charges as Speaker of the House of Peers there.
The like warrant for 500l. to Robert Rochfort Esq. as Speaker of the House of Commons, Ireland. Ibid, p. 477.
Same to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay 50l. to William Meritt Esq. Deputy Knight Harbinger, to be by him applied for insurance and other charges relating to the house hired of Lord Ossulston for the entertainment of Ambassadors and Ministers from foreign Princes. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal to determine the privy seal of 1689 July 25 which granted to Nicholas Courtney Esq. the office of Attorney General of the Duchy of Cornwall with the fee of 50l. per an. during pleasure; and to grant the said office to Francis Pengelley Esq. during pleasure with the like fee or salary as from 1697 Sept. 29. Ibid, p. 478.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 240l. per an. to Samuell Day Esq. as from Jan. 14 last the date of the letters patent constituting him Lieut. Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bermudas or Summer Islands in America: it being signified to him by the King's instructions that he should take to himself 12 shares of land there at the value of 60l. per an. and the profits arising by licences granted for the fishing for whales at the value of 100l. per an. and that he should have [the abovesaid] 240l. per an. more out of such revenue as the King should appoint: same is hereby to be paid out of unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer. Ibid, pp. 478–9.
March 16.Royal sign manual for 200l. to the abovesaid Samuel Day Esq.: without account: for the transportation of himself, family and household goods to Bermudas; being the usual allowance to his predecessors to carry them to that Government: to be issued out of any unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer. (Money warrant dated Mar. 24 hereon). (Money order dated Mar. 28 hereon). Ibid, p. 479. Money Book XIV, p. 36. Order Book IV, p. 440.
Same for 1000l. to Sir Thomas Cuddon Kt, Chamberlain of the City of London: without account: to be distributed towards the relief and support of the poor in the parishes in and about the said city: as royal charity and benevolence: to be issued out of &c. ut supra. (Money warrant dated Mar. 24 hereon.] (Money order dated Mar. 29 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 479. Money Book XIV, p. 36. Order Book IV, p. 440.
Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to place on the present and all future Establishments of the Forces England the several allowances of 160l. per an. to the Constable of Dover Castle and 50l. per an. to Sir Basill Dixwell as Lieutenant of the said Castle: to be payable quarterly as from Lady day last [1697] during pleasure: and thereupon to pay said Dixwell 37l. 10s. 0d. for three quarters hereon to Xmas last: all by reason that the said 160l. per an. hitherto payable out of the Crown revenues in Co. Kent and the said 50l. per an. granted by the privy seal of 1697 April 9 to be payable out of the profits of the manor of Reigate have been paid no further than Lady day last and cannot [any more] be paid out of the said revenues because the said revenues are overcharged [for fixed county charges, &c. the sale of fee farm rents of the Crown having reduced said revenue] as is certified by Auditor Henry Shales. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 480.
Same to same to pay the following Establishment of Half Pay for the officers of 8 Regiments of Foot and 2 Independent Companies: as from April 1 next: by monthly or quarterly payments, upon certificates from the Commissary General or Deputy Commissary General of the Musters.
Appending: said Establishment of day pay of Half Pay.
(1) Duke of Bolton's Regiment.
Lieut. Col. Henry Hickman 7s. 6d. a day as Lieut Col. and Capt. and 4d. a day each for 3 servants; Major General John Aspin 6s. 6d. as Major and Captain and 4d each for 3 servants; 5s. a day each (being 4s. a day each and 4d. each for 3 servants each) to Captains Robert Parsons, Ralph Gore, Fitzmaurice Gifford, Charles Morgan, Thomas Porter, Phillip Gery, James Manley, Thomas Kitson, Edward Shadwell and John Powell; 2s. 4d. a day each (being 2s. a day each and 4d. for one servant) to Capt. Lieutenant Nicho Robinson and Lieutenants Henry Sewell, Jasper Debie, Christo Robinson, Maurice Betsworth, Thomas Colom, John Jardin, John Wilson, Leonard Thomson, Richard Coleman, Thomas Toogood, Edward Pyle, Rowland Cochran, and Christopher Harrison; and 1s. 10d. a day each (being 1s. 6d. a day each and 4d. a day for one servant) to Ensigns Thomas Westwood, John Skys, Gilbourn Scroop, John Ramsey, John Pippin, Phillip Orfeur, Thomas Hewit, Leonard Keeling, William Cook, Richard Legg, John Aplin, John Busteed; 3s. 4d. a day to Samuell Picket as chaplain and 2s. 4d. a day to Jo[h]n Gery, quartermaster. (Total establishment 6l. 6s. 4d. a day.)
Col. Richard Coote's Regiment.
12s. a day to the Colonel (being 10s. to him as Col. and Captain and 4d. a day each for 6 servants); 8s. 6d. a day to Lieut. Col. Thomas Allen; 7s. 6d. to Major Fra. Holroyd; 5s. each to Captains Ralph Bren, Stephen Caple, Robert Houston, William Adaire, Loftus Duckingfeild, William Harrison, Loftus Dudley, Francis Toplady, William Butter, Perkins Vaughan; 2s. 4d. a day each to Capt. Lieut Thomas Chandler and Lieutenants Maurice Warren, George Pordam, John Goodwyn, William Wadds, George Wingfeild, Andrew Hickman, John Ewer, Hugh Smith, Thurston Haddock, Thomas Gould, Isaac Jacob, William Gargrave, William Pyewell; 1s. 10d. each to Ensigns Bland Summer, John Dawson, Henry Hodgkinson, Peter Ducla, Daniel Parrot, George Hewit, Thomas Mansell, John Tucker, Thomas Bourden, Richard Coote, George Napper, Daniel Winter; 3s. 4d. to Thomas Landy as chaplain and 2s. 4d. to Dennis Foy as Quarter Master. (Total establishment 6l. 18s. 4d. per diem.)
Capt. Thomas Brudenall's Regiment.
12s. to the Colonel; 8s. 6d. to Lieut. Col. John Hubbart; 7s. to the Major; 5s. each to Captains William Gay, William Wansborough, John Lloyd, Edmund Keating, John Hutchinson, Peter Lisle, Charles Edwards, Solomon Rapin, Thomas Ashton; 2s. 4d. each to Capt. Lieut. Leonard Saunders and to Lieutenants George Foulks, John Anto Barner, Thomas Piers, Alexander Gay, Rixton Darby, George Bate, John Message, Phillip Carpenter, Charles Burgh, John Burgh, Gilbert Pickering, William Barton, Edward Dove; 1s. 10d. to Ensigns Robert Wansbrough, John McKenzy, Thomas Lloyd, John Farmer, William Leveson, Hugh Drysdale, William Rose, Samuell Hutchinson, Henry Warren, Samuell Francis, Humphry Cory, Samuell Hacket; 3s. 4d. to William Stoughton as chaplain; 2s. 4d. to John Fulford as Quarter Master. (Total 6l. 18s. 4d. a day.)
Col. Thomas Sanderson's Regiment.
12s. to the Colonel; 8s. 6d. to Lieut. Col. Cha. Wills; 7s. 6d. to Major Richard Sutton; 5s. each to Captains George Burston, Henry Frankland, Isaac Knight, Thomas Bedford, Richard Bolton, James Brathwaite, John Saunders, Walter Pallister, Urian Brereton; 2s. 4d. each to Capt. Lieut James Harris and to Lieutenants William Singleton, Robert Jackson, William Whitoff, George Hassard, Francis Filbridge, Mark Anto. Bernard, Nathaniell Potter, Peter de Singist, Alexander Davison, John Bernard, Blois Jervaizo, Hugh Pallister, and Barnard Pinnock; 1s. 10d. each to Ensigns Stanhop Yarborough, Andrew Day, William Weddell, John Partridge, George Saunderson, John Sharp, Isaac Duplex, Nicho Tyrwhite, Robert Hume, John Daulton, Theop. Vauclem, and William Saunderson; 3s. 4d. to John Waley as chaplain and 2s. 4d. to Henry Clark as Quarter Master. (Total Establishment 6l. 13s. 4d. per diem.
Major General Thomas Erle's Regiment.
8s. 6d. to Lieut. Col. Robert Freke; 7s. 6d. to Major Thomas Burrington; 5s. each to Captains Andrew Abington, Ambrose Edgworth, Thomas Tuck, Edward Jones, Charles Floyer, James Dalacourt, John Symons, Thomas Wagget, Richard Henning and Peter Minshull; 2s. 4d. to Capt. Lieut. Jos. Dolling and to Lieutenants John Pratt, Henry Trenchard, Robert Wind, Robert Strangeways, Robert Northcote, John Jackson, Nicho Eveleigh, Edward Hastings, Edward Emmet, Francis Izal, Hopton Twiniho, Benj. Tredenham, and Charles Gooking; 1s. 10d. to Ensign Samuell Norman, Ignatius White, Gilbert Burrington, Zach. Clark, Thomas Coward, Joseph Henning, Abraham Foye, Robert Clark, William Rolle, William Strode, Henry Hawley and John Williams; 3s. 4d. to Edmund Scarborough as chaplain and 2s. 4d. to Robert Northcote as Quarter Master. (Total Establishment 6l. 6s. 4d. a day.)
Col. John Gibsone's Regiment.
12s. to the Colonel; 8s. 6d. to Lieut. Col. Thomas Dore; 7s. 6d. to Major Thomas Handiside; 5s. each to Captains Medburn Smith, Clifford Brexton, Griffin May, Robert Dalyell, John Foulk, Edward Rigby, Joseph Hargrave, Hugh Boyd, Geo. Watkins, John Fra. Petit; 2s. 4d. to Capt. Lieutenant Luke Spicer and to Lieutenants Gilbert Abbot, Alexander Hardine, George Heron, Nathaniell Lawson, James Desromaines, Peter Morin, Jermyn Archbold, Thomas Symons, David Gibson, Robert Grigg, William Lilburn, Lewis Liermont and Jacob Boyce; 1s. 10d. each to Ensigns James Gibson, Roger Handiside, Isaac Gabriell, — Houghton, Peter Heart, Francis Gibsoner, William Wanless, John Meeniss, — Overton, Humphry Haven, William Livingston, and Bryan Stapleton; 3s. 4d. to David Heart as chaplain and 2s. 4d. to William Sloan as Quarter Master. (Total Establishment 6l. 18s. 4d. per diem.)
Colonel William Northcott's Regiment.
12s. to the Colonel; 8s. 6d. to Lieut. Colonel Alexander Luttrell; 7s. to Major Thomas Carew; 5s. to Captains William Courtenay, Christopher Leigh, Jonathan Stuckley, Phillip Docton, Thomas Adams, Walter Pigot, Christopher Dalton, Geo. Blakeney, Benj. Buller, Francis Blynman; 2s. 4d. to Capt. Lieut. William Tregear and to Lieutenants Walter Ellyot, Abraham Coakley, James Clark, John Farnham, Robert Stawell, John Tayler, — Balmier, John Banks, John Owen, Ephraim Aylward, John Conyers, Mark Hildesley and John Salter; 1s. 10d. each to Ensigns John Barnes, John Beckwith, Thomas Hussey, — Devenish, Richard Tippet, William Northcote, Adam Weightman, John Harris, John Davis, John Northcote, Charles Stuckley, Thomas Northcote; 3s. 4d. to Geo. Snell as chaplain; 2s. 4d. to John Andrews as Quarter Master. (Total Establishment 6l. 18s. 4d. per diem.)
Col. Thomas Farrington's Regiment.
12s. to the Colonel; 8s. 6d. to Lieut. Col. William Frowd; 7s. 6d. to Major Christopher Wray; 5s. to Captains Cha. Cratchrode, Thomas Philips, Jo[h]n Dally, Jo[h]n Bickly, James Howard, Robert Cheyny, Richard Nanfan, Robert Minzies, Samuell Pitman, and James Otway: 2s. 4d. to Capt. Lieutenant John Wright and to Lieutenants Francis Lewis, John Danvers, John Brookes, Veare Harcourt, Charles Drake, Stanley Russell, Charles Middleton, James Dennis, John Greenwood, Robert Carr, David Chastellain, Robert Pike, Robert Uthwayt; 1s. 10d. to Ensigns Dawkins Wilmot, Antony Gardy, Peter Bonafons, Richard Bestell, William Carr, Court Southwell, John Miller, Thomas Farrington, Abell Cook, John Davenport, Cha. de Chastlenaut, and Camil de Vendarguis; 3s. 4d. to John Hancox as chaplain and 2s. 4d. to James Howard as Quarter Master (Total Establishment 6l. 18s. 4d. per diem.)
Independent Companies.
The Company of Miners.
4s. 9d. to Capt. John Pitt (being 2s. 6d. for himself and 9d. each for 3 servants); 2s. 9d. to Lieut. Thomas Marwood (being 2s. for himself and 9d. for one servant). (Total Establishment 7s. 6d. a day.)
The Company at Upnor.
2s. 4d. to Col. — Rouse as Lieut. (being 2s. for himself and 4d. for one servant); 1s. 10d. to Ensign Thomas (being 1s. 6d. for himself and 4d. for one servant). (Total Establishment 4s. 2d. a day.)
Combined total of the above Establishment, 54l. 9s. 4d. a day. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 484–6.
March 16.Treasury warrant to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes to give allowance to Capt. James Moody of 203l. 10s. 0d. being part of the sum by him paid to Sir George Rook ut supra p. 212; the said Commissioners having reported Mar. 14 inst that Moody's account of the sale of the two prizes in question came to 470l. 4s. 0d. for which he has given security to be answerable when demanded, of which he remitted 328l. 10s. 0d. to Rook who has accounted for 203l. 10s. 0d. thereof to the Navy Office, which is the sum Moody craves allowance of; which sum may be placed to account of the thirds payable to the Treasurer of the Navy out of the proceed of prizes. Money Book XIV, p. 34.
March 16.Money warrant for 60l. to Peter Hume Esq. without account for the purchase of a quantity of Doctor Goddard's Drops which by the King's commands are to be sent as a present from his Majesty to the Queen of Sweden. (Money order dated Mar. 19 hereon.) Ibid, p. 35. Order Book IV, p. 439.
Same for 22l. 6s. 11d. to Ralph Grey, Esq., appointed Governor of Barbados, for the Custom of his goods about to be exported to that Government. (Money order dated Mar. 21 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 35. Order Book IV, p. 443.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to pay 4032l. to the officers of the Marine Regiments ut supra p. 263 out of Malt [Lottery] tickets remaining in the Navy Treasurer's hands for the service of the Navy. (Cancelled and replaced by a similar letter on the 17th inst. for applying said sum to said pay "as that service shall require"). Disposition Book XIV, pp. 200, 201.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 9226l. 6s. 11d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: 9000l. thereof out of loans on the Exchequer in General in Exchequer Bills and 226l. 6s. 11d. out of the like loans in money: to be applied as follows: viz.
£s.d.
for a week's subsistence to the 26th inst to the Troops in England exclusive of those marching for Ireland and the disbanded Regiments87851511
for 2 weeks' subsistence to the 3 Companies of Col. How's Regiment to the 26th inst.7490
for the like to one Company of Major General Stuart's Regiment22190
for one week's subsistence to Col. Ross's Dragoons2441810
for the arrear of subsistence to several discharged men of Major Lumley's Regiment who lately came from Flanders36184
for 8d. a week to each private man of 3 Companies of Major Earl's Regiment lately disbanded61510
£9226611
Ibid, p. 200.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Clayton and John Cardy praying payment of 210l. which (by agreement made with Sir Thomas Taylor late Governor of Upnor Castle Co. Kent) they allege should have been paid them for clothing 4 master gunners and 24 private gunners in May 1695. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 422.
March 16.William Lowndes to the Commissioners of Wine Licences. You are to prepare and present to my Lords your account of the revenue of Wine Licences up to Xmas last. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to establish Thomas Collins (a tidesman at St. Ives under the port of Penzance) as landwaiter in Dartmouth port at 40l. per an.
to employ John Thomas as waiter at Poulton loco Nicholas Davies who is preferred ut infra.
Nicholas Davies as waiter and searcher at Neston in Chester port loco William Dickenson who resigns.
Thomas Anthony as a tidesman at St. Ives loco Thomas Collins preferred ut supra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp, 413–414.
Same to same to take from the Principal Commissioners of Prizes, or from purchasers under them, only such Duties for prizes as have been hitherto taken: the said Principal Commissioners having represented by their memorial of the 7th inst that you have laid a stop on the cargo of several prize ships which are ordered by them to be sold (but said orders since repealed) on pretence that if the said cargoes should be restored either by the Lords of Appeal or by the Admiralty Court they ought to be subjected to pay the Duty of Aliens (the ships not being condemned) as well as the Additional Duty on French goods; and that if these Duties are insisted upon, contrary to all former practice, the captors will be brought in debt, [and] the merchants [will be] injured in their former bargains, for which the Prizes Commissioners are liable to be sued and the remainder (being 1000 tons) left unsold which must consequently perish though otherways would pay the King about 30000l.: upon which matter we the Treasury Lords after advising with you the Customs Commissioners see no reason why the Prizes Commissioners or those that buy of them should pay the Aliens' Duty or the 25l. per ton on French goods. Ibid, p. 414.
Same to same to discharge Elizabeth Low, widow of Tho. Low, late of Bristol tobacconist from the debt of 762l. 6s. 2d. due from her said husband on tobacco bonds on her paying 200l. composition, her husband having left her insolvent and in a most calamitous condition by reason of losses at sea in the war. Ibid, pp. 415–6.
Same to same to employ Walter Batson, Joseph Martin and George Stydson to command three sloops for Dover, Rye and Shoreham respectively and to establish the charge thereof ut infra, the same having been bought by the Customs Commissioners under the authority of an order of the King in Council which approved of the said Commissioners' memorial of the 14th inst. representing the continual insults of the French owlers and their abettors and assistants upon the Customs officers in carrying off wool from Romney Marsh and other parts of the County of Kent.
Appending: Establishment of the annual charge of the said 3 sloops of 30, 35 and 45 tons respectively (total 1508l. per an.) Ibid, p. 416–7.
March 16.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated Kensington to the Lords Justices of Ireland, to direct the payment of 25,000l. for the building of barracks in Ireland in accordance with the Act of Parliament, Ireland, granting an Additional Duty on tobacco &c.: "which being an extraordinary charge for which no provision is made by the establishment" cannot be regularly issued except by authority of a royal warrant. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 409.
Same to same to insert on the Civil List of the present and all future Establishments of Ireland a pension of 200l. per an. during pleasure to George Fitzgerald, son of Capt. Robert Fitzgerald late Comptroller of the Musters, Ireland lately deceased, the Lords Justices having proposed by their letter of Feb. 14 last a saving of 465l. per an. by the suppressing of the said office for the future but it appearing that the patent for the said office still remains in force for another life viz. to the son of the deceased but the said son being willing to surrender in return for pension as above payable during pleasure. Ibid, p. 410.
March 17.Royal letters patent William Van Huls to be Court Post ut supra p. 169. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 601–2.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] complaining against Mr. Jenkins, Deputy to the Receiver General for Co. Cornwall, that he came to receive money very much in drink and refused guineas at 22s. and hammered money at 5s. 2d. an ounce [being the same rate] as the Collectors had received it. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 423.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the Mayor and burgesses of Newcastle praying a reversionary grant of the office of Tronor and Peisor in the said town. Reference Book VII, p. 259.
Same to Henry Baker of the petition of Thomas Holland and Cha. Score praying to be reimbursed their charges in arresting Capt. Evans, a person concerned in the late horrid conspiracy, who was at Constantinople; and [their expenses likewise] in coming to England by order of Lord Paget to give the Secretaries of State an account thereof. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Isaac Garner shewing that James II granted to Mary Rosse, spinster, three several tenements parcel of the manor of Bonialva and Duchy of Cornwall for 99 years terminable on the lives of her and Thomas Le Feure and the said Mary has mortgaged to petitioner and is willing to surrender: therefore praying a new lease. Ibid.
March 18.Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay 298l. to persons as follows who have been employed by Samuel Story (deputy to Sir Scroop How, Comptroller General of Excise) on the ledgers of the London brewing and other ledgers and accounts relating to the Excise in London: viz.
75l. to Alex. Forbes (for 15 months);
60l. to Nath. Weekes (for 12 months);
50l. to Samuel Gould (for 10 months);
50l. to Percivall Sargeant (for 10 months);
8l. to Mathew Greenwood (for 7 weeks);
5l. to Walter Tooker (for 5 weeks);
50l. to John Tooker (employed in directing the said work.) Money Book XIV, pp. 35–36.
March 18.Treasury warrant to the Auditor and to the Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall respectively to allow, and to make forth debentures for, the payment of the fee or salary of 6l. 13s. 5d. per an. out of the revenue of said Duchy, to John Foote Esq. in respect of the office lately granted him of steward of several Hundreds in the [said] County. Ibid, p. 43.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Whittle (an extraordinary tidesman in Liverpool port) as a tidesman in fee ibid loco Jno. Rowlatt deceased. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 417.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities detailed, of Thomas Brougham of Scales co. Cumberland for his office of Receiver General for Cumberland and Westminster of arrears &c. ut supra p. 267.
Prefixing: note of said Brougham's petition proposing his securities and of the Agents for Taxes' report thereon.
Followed by: Treasury commission to said Brougham accordingly. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 17, 18.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated Feb. 28 last from Per. Bertie [Vice Chamberlain of the Household] to the Honble. Heneage Montagu, Esq., Master of the Jewel House, to deliver to Samuell Day Esq., Governor of Bermudas, plate for his Majesty's Chapel there to the value of 60l. (2 little flagons, a chalice, a paten and a receiver to take the offerings.) Ibid, p. 22.
March 19.Treasury warrant to Richard Hutchinson, [Customs Cashier] to carry to the Mint the sum of 4583l. 19s. 11d. of old hammered moneys in his hands (to wit 3548l. received by tale and 1035l. 19s. 11d. received by weight at 5s. 8d. per ounce, part thereof received by Hutchinson from his predecessor in the office of Customs Cashier and part from the collectors of the outports) and to have same re-coined at the Mint. The Auditors of the Imprests are to give you allowance in your [Customs] accounts of the deficiency arising from such re-coining on the production of a certificate from the Principal Officers of the Mint of the out-turn of the said moneys and of the deficiency by tale between the said hammered money and the new money proceeding therefrom. Ibid, p. 19.
Treasury approval of the schedules (proposed by the Stamp Commissioners) of the prices of several sorts and sizes of parchment and paper as by the Act of 6–7 Wm. III. c. 12. Appending: said schedules (paper by sizes detailed: parchment by classes a-w for indentures; whole skins, half skins and quarter skins; writs; bail pieces; coast bonds; probate; apprentices' indentures; administrations). Ibid, pp. 19–22.
March 22.Money order for 236l. 3s. 7d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, as well for 233 days' diet [to himself] for 1697 July 22 to Mar. 12 inst. as for necessaries by him delivered to the officers of the said Court in Hilary term 1697. Order Book IV, p. 439.
March 24.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the several annual rents or sums of 55l. and 200l. to John Blackwell in respect of his office of Comptroller of the Great and Petty Customs in the port of London. Money Book XIV, p. 37.
Same to same to pay the salary of 8l. per an. to James Pavy gent as searcher of Ipswich port. Ibid, p. 42.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to renew a lost order No. 2169 on wines, vinegar and tobacco for 200l. payable to Gilbert Heathcote. Order Book IV, p. 439.
William Lowndes to Mr. [Isaac] Newton [Warden of the Mint] enclosing several informations [missing] concerning counterfeit moneys; with five pieces of such moneys. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 422.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh enclosing a letter [missing] from the Principal Officers of the Ordnance together with a list of the officers who served under them in the Artillery whom the said Principal Officers desire may be recommended to Parliament to have the benefit of half pay equal with the officers of the army. The Treasury Lords desire you to lay the said list before Parliament at the same time [as] you shall present the account of the Army officers who are to be established at half pay. Ibid, p. 423.
Same to Geo. Dodington Esq. of the petition of Henry Hayter shewing that he was employed under Mr. Antho. Stephens, the Deputy to the Navy Treasurer, for several years and that there remained under the care of the said Stephens at his death near 800,000l. in tallies and money, and petitioner has ever since Stephens' decease been employed on his accounts and in paying and issuing the said sum, which trust he has discharged very faithfully and has been at constant attendance therein but has received no allowance or salary for the same: therefore praying consideration and reward. Reference Book VII, p. 260.
Same to the Postmasters General of the petition of Thomas Savage et al. securities for Thomas Merriman, receiver of the Post Office revenue for the stage from Oxford to Evesham, praying a stay of proceedings against them for Merriman's debt of about 150l. thereon. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Charles Whitaker for extension of lease of a house in the Old Palace adjoining to the Upper House of Parliament, it being much decayed and he designing to rebuild it. Ibid, p. 261.
1698. March 25.Treasury warrant to the Receipt for renewal of a lost order No. 2050 on the Salt, Glass, &c. Duties for 100l. to Capt. Stephen Dyer. Order Book IV, p. 439.
March 25.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 6000l. to the Navy Treasurer on the unsatisfied order in his name: to be issued out of loans on the Exchequer in General; 3000l. in Exchequer Bills and 3000l. in money: and is intended for the Navy Victuallers [Victualling Commissioners] half thereof for imprests and half for the course of the Victualling. Disposition Book XIV, p. 202.
Same to same to issue out of the like loans 1000l. to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their names as Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland: and is to be paid over to the Commissioners for Transportation. Ibid.
Same to same to issue the 10,000l. to the Trustees for Exchequer Bills ut supra p. 258 out of loans on the Exchequer in General in money, not [as there directed] in Exchequer Bills. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 10367l. 17s. 8d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans on the Exchequer in General; 9017l. 17s. 8d. thereof in Exchequer Bills and 1350l. in money: and to be applied as follows: viz.
£s.d.
for a week's subsistence to the Troops in England to April 2 next87851511
for same to the 26th inst. to Tidcomb's Regiment157157
for 2 weeks' same to April 2 next to Sir John Jacobs' Regiment315112
for the widow of Capt. Bolton, late of Collingwood's Regiment for the arrear of subsistence due to her husband in Flanders7415
to complete the subsistence due to the sergeants, corporals, drummers and miners of Capt. Pitt's Company lately disbanded.19296
for 7 months' arrears of subsistence for the Duke of Bolton's late Regiment to clear the sergeants, corporals and drummers who were short subsisted in quarters26995
for the arrears due to several disbanded Dragoons of the Marquis de Miremont's Regiment58190
for widow Westcomb on account of her husband's arrear of pay as Major in Col. Selwin's Regiment20
for a Company of Invalids at Chester for their subsistence 1696–7 Jan. 1 to 1697 July 31.493158
£10367178
Ibid.
Same to same to issue 2712l. 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 applied for one month's subsistence to the two Marine Regiments. (Same to the Navy Commissioners to imprest same to the Colonels of said Regiments in equal proportions). Ibid, p. 203.
March 25.Same to the Navy Commissioners. My Lords direct you to treat with the Eastland Merchants and other creditors of the Navy upon the course [of the Victualling] concerning the terms on which they will accept tallies on the Additional Impositions: and to report thereon to my Lords. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 423.
Same to Mr. Yard to insert in the Gazette from next Monday to the 10th April an advertisement that any persons having or not having any estate for one life in being in any annuity payable out of the first 9d. per barrel Excise or out of the 2–7ths. of another 9d. per barrel may up to April 10 next purchase the residue of a term of 96 years reckoned from 1695–6 Jan. 25 at the rate of 56l. for every 14l. per an. on every 100l. which was paid for the single life; to take effect after the single life in being and that the purchases may satisfy the purchase money ut supra p. 270. Ibid, p. 424.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to insert William Leach on the establishment as formerly as Paymaster of the Incidents of the Customs, he having been on the establishment till 1694 when his name was left out and only the office mentioned amongst the Receiver General's clerks. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 418.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a constat of a piece of ground 16 feet square lying in the King's Mews and situate over against the parish church of St. Martins in the Fields in order to a lease thereof to the vicar of the said parish and his successors, on which ground a house is intended to be built for the constables of the said parish to keep their nightly watch: the lease to be for 99 years at 6s. 8d. per an. rent.
Prefixing: (1) petition from Sir Charles Cottrell ut supra p. 247: (2) report by Sir Christopher Wren and Fran. Negus. The ground adjoins the Smiths Forge and no building of use upon it but was a place to lay coals in and the value is not above 20s. per an. It stands in an obscure corner and may be built without inconvenience to the [King's] Mews or prejudice to the King's interest in case the Mews should be rebuilt or otherwise disposed of. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 23.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland to give leave for six weeks longer to Arthur Bushe, collector of Customs at Cork, on private business, he being here to follow the passing of an Act of Parliament for sale of an estate in England. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 410.
March 26.Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Mare Huguetan, merchant, praying an allowance of 6 per cent. per an. for 20,000l. which he furnished to Mr. Hill in Flanders, which (at 45 days from the time he lent the money till tallies were struck for [repayment of] the same) amounts to 150l. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 423.
Same to Auditor Hen. Shales. My Lords approve of the proposal in your memorial of the 19th inst. that you should go down and settle the arrears to Sept. 29 last due to the Crown in Co. Yorks, Durham, Northumberland and Archdeaconry of Richmond where you inform that several rents belonging to the Crown are not duly accompted for; and to give my Lords a true state of what rents remain unsold, what are good and what are illeviable. Out Letters (General), p. 424.
March 26.William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwaite to procure a royal warrant to be signed by the King to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland to pay 1000l. to the Commissioners of the Transports, on account for the Transport service. Ibid.
March 28.Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Joseph Trepenham Kt., late Captain and Governor of the Castle of St. Maws Co. Cornwall, praying payment of the clearings due to himself, his deputy and gunners there to the day they were discharged. Ibid, p. 423.
March 29.Treasury allowance of the Excise Office salary bill for the quarter ended 1698 March 25 amounting to 5884l. 1s. 4d. Money Book XIV, p. 37.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces 73217l. 7s. 9½d. "or so much as together with the [sums already directed out of] loans already made on credit of the Exchequer in General shall actually complete the sum of 850,000l. voted: [and is to be issued] out of the like loans to be made by his lordship": and is to be applied to such services of the Forces as the Treasury Lords shall appoint. Disposition Book XIV, p. 203.
Same to same to direct the Tellers to receive from Mr. Lancelot Burton 2000l. which he is willing to lend on credit of the Exchequer in General [but] to be transferred to the first part of the Aids which shall be granted in Parliament for the use of the Civil List: which sum my Lords direct to be forthwith issued to the Cofferer upon account for the service of the Household. Ibid, p. 205.
March 30.Royal sign manual dated Kensington for 200l. to Susanna, Countess Dowager of Lincoln: without account: as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated April 6 hereon.) (Money order dated April 11 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 479. Money Book XIV, p. 39. Order Book IV, p. 443.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 2,000,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh as imprest for the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces. (Money warrant dated April 15 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated April 14.) (Money order dated July 11 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 483. Money Book XIV, p. 48. Order Book IV, p. 468.
Royal sign manual for 1000l. to Francis de la Rue Esq. and 50l. to Abraham Sweet: as royal bounty: without account. (Money warrants dated April 5 hereon.) (Money order dated April 11 for de la Rue and April 19 for Sweet.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 483. Money Book XIV, p. 40. Order Book IV, p. 454, V, p. 34.
March 30.Same for 350l. to Paul Foley for 70 days Jan. 19 last to Mar. 30 inst. on his allowance of 5l. per diem as Speaker of the House of Commons. (Money warrant dated May 6 hereon.) (Money order dated May 10 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 493. Money Book XIV, p. 66. Order Book IV, p. 453.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 4700l. to William Lowndes on the unsatisfied order in his name for secret service: to be satisfied by tallies on the Post Office revenue. Money Book XIV, p. 37.
Treasury allowance of the Customs salary bill for London port for 1698 Lady day quarter; being 5561l. 0s. 10d. for established salaries and 121l. 5s. 0d. for additional salaries or 5682l. 5s. 10d. in all. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to direct the collectors of the outports to pay the like quarter's salary bill of the outports; being 6553l. 1s. 3d. for established salaries and 570l. 5s. 0d. for additional salaries or 7123l. 6s. 3d. in all. Ibid, p. 38.
Money warrant for 10l. to Thomas Rideout, Jno. Bramley and Henry Wheeler as Proclamation reward for apprehending Ann Stowen, a burglar, as certified by Sir Henry Hatsell, a Baron of the Exchequer and Sir Salathiell Lovell, Recorder of the city of London. (Money order dated April 5 hereon.) Ibid, p. 38. Order Book IV, p. 444.
William Lowndes to the Postmaster[s] General. On my letter of Jan. 26 (for paying 2000l. into the Exchequer by 100l. a week) there has hitherto been paid only 800l. My Lords have this day directed tallies on the Post Office revenue for 4700l. for secret service. Please direct the Receiver General of the Post Office to forbear making any further payments on the said former letter and instead thereof to pay 150l. a week from henceforth to Peter Floyer Esq. in discharge of the said tallies till they are fully satisfied. Disposition Book XIV, p. 204.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 38l. 3s. 5d. to William Lee, late under sheriff of Co. Northants: out of any disposeable money in the Exchequer.
50l. to the messengers and doorkeepers of the House of Peers: out of the like. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 12051l. 9s. 5½d. 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 [loans on the Exchequer in General] remaining in the Exchequer": and to be applied as follows viz.
£s.d.
for a week's subsistence to April 9 next for the Troops remaining in England87851511
for same to Sir John Jacob's Regiment157157
for 3 weeks' same for a battalion of the Second Regiment of Foot Guards ordered for Newmarket50233
for the like for a detachment of 50 men with officers out of each of the three Troops of Guards542186
for the like for a detachment of 50 men with officers out of the Grenadier Guards12517
for the like to the Earl of Macclesfield's Regiment ordered to Newmarket801166
for Col. Matthews to provide straw and other necessaries for the encampment of the Battalion of Guards60
for Brigadier Langston's Regiment for a week's subsistence from the 20th inst.26856
for 2 weeks' subsistence to 3 Companies of Col. How's Regiment7640
for arrears to a discharged man of Major Gen. Lumley's Regiment12140
for a week's subsistence to Col. Ross's Dragoons2441810
to pay several small bills of exchange drawn by Mr. Hill and now due to masters of ships for bringing over Forces from Flanders470
£120519
Disposition Book XIV, p. 205.
March 30.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 385l. 11s. 6d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the like unsatisfied order: to be issued out of the rent of Hackney Coaches. (Same to said Earl to pay out of same to Sir William Lowther so much as shall appear due for the pay of his two sons John and Thomas who both died in the King's service in Col. Goodwyn's Regiment.) Ibid, p. 206.
The Treasury Lords to the Justices of Peace for Co. Essex. The books of assessments for the Duties on Houses and on Marriages &c. are not yet signed and settled by you according to the directions of the Acts therefor, whereby the collection thereof is altogether omitted in your county to the great prejudice of the King's service. We desire you to give all necessary warrants, orders and assistance for the speedy collection of those Duties. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 24.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer and the Clerk of the Pipe to supersede process against Sir Joseph Smart, Charles Chamberlaine, Peter Godfrey and others who were [Assessment] Commissioners for the third 4s. Aid within the Ward of Lime Street, London, as also against the collectors thereof within said Ward for the sum of 8100l. which was assessed on the East India Company to the said Aid and returned in super upon the said Commissioners and collectors: all by reason that the matter relating to the said assessment and return is under examination and to be determined the next term. Ibid.
March 31.Privy seal constituting Francis Pengelly Esq. to be Attorney General of the Duchy of Cornwall: during pleasure: with the fee of 50l. per an: as fully &c. as John Baldwyn, Richard Rich, John Penne, Thomas Harrison, Hannibal Viviam, Richard Lane or Nicholas Courtney or any other predecessors in the said office. The privy seal of 1689 July 25 granting said office to the said Nicholas Courtney is hereby revoked. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 514.
March 31.Money order for 40l. to John Lowe and Peter Le Neve gent, Deputy Chamberlains of the Receipt, for 1697 Michaelmas and Hilary term on their additional allowance of fees for sorting records foreign and domestic in the Treasury [of the Receipt] at Westminster. Order Book IV, p. 449.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to the executors of William Wardour deceased for 1697 Xmas quarter on his allowance for locking up the treasure in the Receipt. Ibid, p. 450.