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April 1698, 1-15

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'Warrants etc: April 1698, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 13: 1697-1698 (1933), pp. 287-301. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82943 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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April 1698, 1-15

April 1.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated Kensington to the clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to require the Treasury Lords to direct the officers of the Exchequer to take in loans on the 3s. Aid (the Act of 9 Wm. III, c. 10, granting 1484015l. 1s. 11¾d. for disbanding) for such sums either in money or in Exchequer Bills as together with the several sums appointed by the said Act to be transferred to the Register appointed thereby shall not exceed 1,400,000l.: with directions for so transferring and with preference &c. as therein and for registering &c. as usual: all in accordance with the directions of the said Act: with 8 per cent. interest. (Treasury warrant dated April 15 hereon to the Receipt accordingly. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated April 14). King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 481–2. Money Book XIV, p. 49.
Same to same for a same to authorise the Treasury Lords to appoint Receivers General for the above tax for the various counties, cities places &c. of England, Wales and Berwick-on-Tweed. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 482.
Money warrant for 1372l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Felton and the executors of William Chiffinch for one year to 1698 Lady day on their several fees and allowances as Master of the Hawks. Money Book XIV, p. 38.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt 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 remaining in the Exchequer: to be for the Victualling Commissioners: 3000l. thereof to be for the course of payments in their Office and 3000l. for imprests. Disposition Book XIV, p. 206.
Same to same to issue 2000l. to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their name as Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland: to be issued out of the general loan ut supra: and is intended for the Commissioners of Transports; 1000l. thereof to pay bills of exchange and 1000l. for other services. Ibid.
Same to same to issue as follows out of the loans of 9000l. which will be lent by Sir John Banks and 2000l. by Thomas Hall on credit of the Exchequer in General for the service of the Civil List: viz.
£s.d.
to the Cofferer of the Household3000
to the Treasurer of the Chamber for Mr. Randue327142
to ditto for the Maundy200
to ditto for the poor375
to Lord Auverquere, for extraordinaries of the Stables1400
to the Chamberlain of London for the poor of the city1000
to the Governor of Christ's Hospital370100
to Mr. Ellyot, housekeeper at Newmarket200
to Robert Ford, keeper of the house and garden at Newmarket50
to Mr. Brien, housekeeper at Kensington300
to the Countess Lincoln200
to the Earl of Portland for the Privy Purse2000
£902342
Disposition Book XIV, p. 207.
April 1.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt for a list of the names of such persons who have single estates for life in any of the annuities whereof the reversion may be purchased. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 424.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Edward Fretwell praying payment of 23l. 0s. 3d. due to him from Edward Platt, late sutler to the Horse Guards, for tobacco pipes sold to him and 17l. 17s. 0d. due to him from Mr. Woollaston the present sutler. Ibid, p. 425.
Same to the executors of Dr. Richards for a list of the tallies and other effects belonging to the King in your hands as executors to said Richards. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuell Eyres et al shewing that they bought from the Prizes Commissioners and their agents certain Newfoundland and Island fish, whale fins and train oil, taken prize from the French and legally condemned; but foreign [aliens'] Duty (to more than the value of the goods) is demanded thereon by the collectors of Dartmouth, Exeter and Yarmouth ports where the goods were lodged: therefore praying to pass same free of Duty as if taken and imported in English shipping, forasmuch as the Treasury Lords in like cases have looked upon such captures as laudable service. Reference Book VII, p. 260.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown lands of the petition of Sir Hen. Seymour for renewal of his lease of a small tenement in the manor of Laverton Co. Somerset lately [in the tenure of] Warwick Bampfeild. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of William Lavender for a lease of seven old decayed storehouses in Rochester in consideration of his services and losses in the Government. Ibid.
Same to Hen. Baker of the petition of William Nailer praying to be discharged out of Newgate where he lies for a fine of 100 marks, being utterly unable to pay same. Ibid, p. 262.
April 2.Royal warrant dated Kensington to Jacob Vander Esch, Paymaster to the Dutch Forces, to compute (upon clearing) the pay of the late Regiments of Horse commanded by the Count D' Steinbock and the Baron de Rechteren from 1692 April 1 to the time of their embarcation for Holland, according to the establishment for those Regiments notwithstanding any respits that may be on the muster rolls during that time: and to pay the same over to the respective colonels and other officers of the said Regiments accordingly. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 493.
April 3.William Lowndes to William Blathwaite to procure a royal warrant to be signed by the King to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay 2000l. to the Commissioners of Transportation on account for the transport service. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 416.
April 4.Same to Mr. Yard to insert in the next three or four Gazettes an advertisement as follows:
The Treasury Lords are informed that several lodgers, servants and others have been assessed in several parishes and precincts especially of London and Westminster for the personal Duty of 4d. per month and also for stock in trade, debts at interest and for money under the 3s. Aid [as by the Act of 8-9 Wm. III, c. 6.] and since their said assessments have removed from their then place of abode and so cannot easily and presently be found. All such persons are hereby advised and required forthwith to pay same to the respective collectors of the parishes and precincts where they were assessed on penalty of the 5l. fine as by said Act. Ibid, p. 425.
Royal warrant under the King's sign manual to the Lords Justices of Ireland to pay 500l. to Tregonwell Frampton Esq. without account. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 411.
April 5.Money warrant for 300l. to Simon D' Brienne and Mary his wife for one year to 1697 Lady day on their fee or salary as Housekeeper and Wardrobe keeper at Kensington. Money Book XIV, p. 39.
Same for 75l. to William Wekett for one quarter to 1698 Lady day on his allowance for his attendance at and for necessaries furnished for the Treasury Chambers.
and 5l. to John Hurst for same quarter for extraordinary pains in carrying letters for his Majesty's service upon several occasions. (Money order dated April 7 hereon). Ibid, p. 40, Order Book IV, p. 442.
Same for 54l. 15s. 0d. to Robert Ford for 1½ years to 1696 Sept. 29 on his several fees amounting to 36l. 10s. 0d. per an. as Housekeeper at Newmarket. Money Book XIV, p. 40.
Same for 200l. to Eliz. Ellyot for one year to 1696 Lady day on her annuity or fee as Keeper of Her Majesty's House and Wardrobe at Newmarket. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Victualling Commissioners to make forth a warrant upon Phillip Papillion, Cashier of the Victualling, for paying and for allowing (in the said Papillion's accounts) the sum of 226l. 12s. 6d. for 5 per cent. discount on 4532l. 8s. 10½d. directed to be issued at the Exchequer to the said Victuallers for the service of the Victualling out of loans on the Exchequer in General. Money Book XIV, p. 41.
April 5.William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial of the Marquis des Puissar, Colonel of a Regiment of Foot lately reduced and now in Ireland, relating to the sea subsistence and arrears due to the reduced men of the said Regiment. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 425.
The Treasury Lords to the Bishop of Salisbury. The King has commanded us to signify to all bishops who have First Fruits or Tenths in their hands forthwith to pay and account for the same, otherwise process will issue. There is 623l. 7s. 3½d. of First Fruits due from you which according to your bond should have been paid in April 1692. We desire you to take care for speedy payment thereof to prevent issue of process.
A similar letter to the bishop of Hereford concerning 631l. 13s. 9½d. of First Fruits due from him in 1694.
A similar letter to the bishop of Oxford concerning the 171l. 14s. 0d. of First Fruits due from him in 1693. Ibid, p. 426.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to permit Mr. Crompton, Paymaster of the Tickets on the Malt Lottery, to have free access to the certificates of the Commissioners for the said Lottery by which it appears in what course they are to be paid and which are the benefit tickets. Ibid, p. 427.
Same to the executors of Dr. Richards. I have read to my Lords yours of the 2nd inst in reply to mine of the 1st inst. supra p. 288. You are to attend the Treasury Lords on Thursday next with a list of the tallies for 10000l. mentioned in your said letter which you are ready to deliver over; viz. the dates thereof, on what funds struck and how far interest has been paid on them. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hall. The fees for taking Mr. Crompton's securities are to be proportionable to what was paid by Mr. Hutchinson and Mr. Taylor. Ibid, p. 430.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Bayly and William Keech, for themselves and the other owners of the Elizabeth fly boat, shewing that coming from Jamaica with sugar and being foreign built they are informed she will be seized on arrival in England, they being ignorant that trading with the said ship was contrary to law: therefore praying leave to import her lading on paying aliens Duties. Reference Book VII, p. 261.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of the Countess Dowager of Salisbury shewing that in behalf of her son she purchased the Crown's title to several fee farm rents in Co. Northants to the value of 66l. 13s. 4d. per an. which the Trustees for Fee Farm Rents disputed her title to: therefore praying direction to the said Trustees to pass their title and interest therein to her and her heirs, Ibid.
April 5.Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sir Robert Davers for a further term in a parcel of ground with a Gallery and other buildings thereon adjoining, called the Duchy House; in order to rebuild the same. Ibid.
Treasury letters patent constituting Richard Hawson to be the Receiver General of Crown Land Revenues in Cos. York, Durham and Northumberland and archdeaconry of Richmond: with the salary of 40l. per an. from 1698 Lady day. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 25.
Same constituting Thomas Strickland Esq. to be Comptroller of the Million Lottery to inspect, examine and comptroll all the accounts thereof: all loco Bartholomew Burton: with the salary of 200l. per an. as from 1698 Lady day: during the King's pleasure: to be executed by himself or deputy. Ibid, p. 26.
April 6.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to vacate and cancel the bill and tally &c. for the purchase by John Anthony Lulin of an annuity of 14l. in reversion after the death of Mary Cravenburgh; which annuity he is incapable of enjoying by reason the reversion thereof was before purchased by John Aldred: and thereupon to throw down a new bill of the same date as the bill hereby to be vacated and to strike a tally for the reversion of any other life unpurchased to the like amount which the said Lulin shall nominate. Money Book XIV, p. 41.
Money warrant for 50l. to Rudolph Kien for 1698 Lady day quarter on his salary as Closet Keeper to the King. Ibid, p. 42.
Same for 370l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital for one year to 1697 Xmas on the annuity for the better support of the children of that foundation. (In the margin: a later order dated 1698–9 Feb. 23 for the satisfaction of this warrant out of any of the money remaining in the Exchequer for the use of the Civil Government). Ibid.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Commissioners and Receivers [of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty] and all others concerned, to pay to Ralph Grey Esq. as Captain General and Governor in Chief of Barbados and several other islands and places in America, the sum of 1200l. per an. as granted by the privy seal of March 31 last out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty in specie arising within the said island at the price current upon the place or out of the rents, issues and profits of the said Duty. Ibid, p. 58.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Lowndes] on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service 560l. out of loans remaining in the Exchequer for the Civil List. Disposition Book XIV, p. 207.
Same to same to issue 1000l. to James Vernon, Principal Secretary of State, out of loans to be made by said Vernon on credit of the Exchequer in General, to be transferred to the Aids that shall be granted for the Civil List. Ibid.
April 6.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Treasurer of the Navy on the unsatisfied order in his name 4614l. 16s. 6¾d. remaining in the Exchequer of the General loan [loans on the Exchequer in General] and as in part of 850,000l. voted [for the Navy]: to be applied as follows viz.
£s.d.
to the Victualling Commissioners on account of imprests4000
to the Commissioners of Sick and Wounded for the service of the sick and wounded at Gosport: and is to be placed to the head of Victualling61416
£461416
Disposition Book XIV, p. 208.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners. My Lords approve the proposals in your memorial of this day representing the necessities of the workmen and labourers in the King's Yards in the Victualling Office; viz. that the Cashier of the Victualling may receive the interest of 1,000,000l. in salt tallies in his hands and that out of same he do satisfy the said poor labourers and workmen; and also that he make good the said interest to such persons as shall come hereafter to take the said tallies in payment. Especial care is to be taken that the said Cashier be duly charged with such interest in his account. Ibid, p. 209.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to order Mr. Smith, Customer of Chichester, to repair to his employment there forthwith: but to remove him to some other place as soon as opportunity presents. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 427.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to speak with the Treasury Lords on Friday on the Customs Commissioners' report touching some wines imported from St. Sebastian. Ibid.
Same to the Contractors for the Hearthmoney. Unless by this day fortnight you plead to issue so as to go to trial, according to former direction, process will issue against you without tarrying any longer. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hook one of the Welsh judges. On your return from circuit my Lords desire to speak with you on the petition of Sir Bouchier Wray. (The like letter to Mr. Lloyd, another Welsh judge). Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Romney [Master General of the Ordnance]. My Lords are informed by the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance that the contractors with Col. Gage for the Train in Flanders (to whom about 15,000l. are due) insist to have a half in money, on which they will take the other half in Salt tallies. As there are Salt tallies in the hands of the Paymaster of the Ordnance my Lords think it a particular favour to the said contractors to direct their satisfaction even out of those tallies, no provision having yet been made in Parliament for debts of that kind due to these or any other contractors in Flanders; and they cannot find ready money for this debt or agree to the depositing a greater quantity of tallies to raise ready money for the same as hath been proposed. They think that when the contractors have further considered the matter they will readily accept these tallies as offered. Ibid, p. 428.
April 6.Same to Mr. Henry Baker. It is the King's pleasure to bestow upon Greenwich Hospital a fine of 100l. which was imposed last week at the Assizes in Sussex upon Capt. Thomas Smith for imbezzling a boat load of cordage belonging to his Majesty's ship Dunwich. Please look after the recovery of the said fine to that end. Ibid, p. 429.
April 7.Money warrant for 15l. to the Vicars of the Cathedral church of Lichfield for one year to 1697 Xmas on their perpetuity. Money Book XIV, p. 42.
Treasury warrants dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 61l. per an. to James Smith Esq. as Customer of Chichester port:
the fee or salary of 62l. 6s. 8d. per an. to Henry Starky gent. as Customer of the Petty Customs in London port. Ibid, pp. 43, 44.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to assign 160l. to the Earl of Romney and 50l. to Sir Basill Dixwell ut supra p. 273 out of the tallies and orders remaining in your hands on credit of the Exchequer in General transferable to the 1,484,015l. 1s. 11¾d. Aid. Disposition Book XIV, p. 208.
Same to the Agents for Taxes enclosing the case [missing] of the Dean, Prebendaries &c. of Canterbury Cathedral touching the taxes assessed upon them; together with the opinion of the Attorney and Solicitor General thereon. Please transmit same to the [Assessment] Commissioners concerned. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 428.
Same to Mr. Newsham to attend my Lords on Tuesday week for the hearing of the complaint made against you by Mr. Andrews, the Receiver [of Taxes] for Warwickshire. (The like notice to Mr. Andrews.) Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Moseley for payment of 200l. in part of what remains due to him as Lieut. and Adjutant in Major General Leveson's Regiment, to enable him to discharge his debts here and to carry himself and his family into Ireland, where the said Regiment now is. Ibid, p. 429.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the memorial of the Victualling Commissioners shewing that the William hoy was built at the King's charge for the service of the Victualling and in Feb. 1696 was sent into the Downs with provisions for the King's ships there but in the night was carried away into France; but coming since into England laden with wine is seized and condemned with her cargo: therefore praying the restoration of the said vessel for the Victualling service. Reference Book VII, p. 261.
April 7.Treasury warrant to Edward Hildeyard Esq., steward of his Majesty's manor of Richmond in Surrey, to take an account from all the tenants of said manor of all leasehold and customary rents and all quit rents, fines and amerciaments that are to be accounted for and to inspect their several leases and take an account which of them are expired and to make a perfect rental and account of the same: all by reason that since the death of Henry, late Lord Capel who was his Majesty's chief steward of the said manor, no such account or rental has been made or taken. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 27.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a constat of lead mines in North Wales ut supra p. 246 in order to a lease thereof to Robert Rouse et al for 31 years at 6s. 8d. per an. rent and a full eighth part of all the profits, to be payable to the Receiver General of Crown Revenues of North Wales at Michaelmas yearly.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on said Rouse's petition for same. What petitioners desire is a mine or mines in or near the mountains of Cavencew and Moneth Poken in the parish of Komested near Dolgelly Co. Merioneth, being in Crown waste land in right of the lordship or manor of Penlyn. They must be at charge in sinking pits and working same. They may therefore deserve a lease on terms as above. Ibid, pp. 27–28.
April 8.Money warrant for 50l. to Richard Gregory gent. for one year to 1698 Lady day in reward for his service in keeping the several Registers of loans in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt. (Money order dated April 8 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 43. Order Book IV, p. 441.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 300l. to me [Lowndes] on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service: to be issued out of loans remaining in the Exchequer for the Civil List. Disposition Book XIV, p. 208.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to apply 8813l. 19s. 8½d. as follows out of the moneys of the General loan issued to you at the Exchequer and now remaining in your hands: viz.
£s.d.
for a week's subsistence to the 16th inst, for the Troops remaining in England, after deducting 658l. for one of the three weeks' subsistence ordered for the Forces attending the King at Newmarket81271511
for same to Sir John Jacob's Regiment ordered to embark at Whitehaven157157
for same to Col. Ross's Dragoons from March 31 last, to clear their quarters2441810
for arrears of subsistence in Flanders to seven discharged men of Major General Husen's Regiment of Horse839
for the Marquis de Puisar out of the arrears due to the reduced men of his Regiment200
£881318
Ibid, p. 209.
April 8.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans on the Exchequer in General for the uses of the Civil List: viz.
£
to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works in part of 1974l. estimated for the works at Whitehall274
to Lady Keightley55
to Mris. Leslie100
to Col. Phillips100
to the Earl of Oxford200
to the Duchess of Buckingham100
£829
Ibid, p. 210.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Rivers Dickinson shewing that by great losses he is reduced so low that he cannot satisfy his debt for Duties on malt; therefore praying restoration of his goods which have been seized. Reference Book VII, p. 261.
Same to same of the petition of John Hardy of Ripon shewing that Mr. Fletcher, the General Surveyor of Excise, made petitioner's house his constant inn and having received a certain sum of money brought it to petitioner's wife who locked it up but same was stolen and neither the felons nor the money could ever be heard of; and that the repayment of the said money would prove his ruin: therefore praying relief. Ibid, p. 262.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of the Earl of Romney for a grant of a market to be held in the town of Greenwich Co. Kent on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Ibid.
Same to the Receipt to cancel the bill and vocate the entries for the purchase dated 1696 June 23 by Thomas Bearcliffe, of London merchant, of the reversion of an annuity of 14l. per an. after the decease of Sarah Stonehewer, which annuity the said Bearcliffe is uncapable of enjoying by reason the said life [reversion] was before purchased by John Hooke, James Wittewronge and Constantine Vernatti of London merchants: and in place thereof to throw down a new bill of the same date and to strike a tally for the reversion of any other unpurchased life to the like value which said Bearcliffe shall nominate. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 28.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Capt. Richard Fitzpatrick and Mr. Galway that no order of reference or grant of the lands of Cudaghmore in the Barony of Upper Ossory and Queens County formerly the property of Thomas Wise and by him mortgaged to Col. John Fitzpatrick, or of any other of the lands of the said Thomas Wise, or of John Porter, Richard FitzGerald or Edward Brown (being persons comprehended in the Articles of Waterford ratified under the great seal of England) be granted to the Earl of Meath or to any other until the said FitzPatrick and Galway be heard. Notice to be given to the said Capt. Fitzpatrick at his house in Germyn Street over against the Church or to John Galway at the Golden Ball in Weld Passage near Drury Lane. Caveat Book, p. 49.
April 8.Entry of a caveat in behalf of the Dukes of Ormonde and Devonshire in behalf of the Countess of Stafford against any grant to be made of the estate of Henry, Earl of Stafford until they or the said Countess be first heard. Notice to be given to Mr. Brocket at his chambers in the Middle Temple near the gate. Caveat Book, p. 50.
April 12.Money warrant for 10l. to Robert Sampson, William Cooper and Samuell Mortershead as reward for apprehending and convicting a burglar; pursuant to the Proclamation of 1690 Oct. 30. (Money order dated April 13 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 44. Order Book IV, p. 442.
William Lowndes to Lord Coningsby and Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of James Peltier for payment of 202l. 13s. 0½d. due to him for pay as a cornet in Brigadier Villiers' Regiment from 1690 Aug. 12 to 1692 April 1 according to an account signed by William Spencely, Agent to the said Regiment. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 429.
Same to Mr. Ben. Matthews, Receiver of Taxes for Co. Northampton to attend my Lords in 10 days' time with the suspected Exchequer Bill which was offered to you in payment, as by your letter of the 6th inst. to Mr. Clayton. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes for a list of the names of the respective Receivers General for the counties and places of England, Wales and Berwick for last year's land tax; in order to the appointment of like Receivers for the land tax lately granted. Ibid, p. 430.
April 13.Treasury warrant to the Victualling Commissioners to make forth debentures for allowing to Phillip Papillon their cashier the sum of 54112l. 17s. 0d. by him allowed (pursuant to Treasury directions) for 15 per cent. discount on 360752l. 6s. 0d. paid by him up to March 31 last as in part of 732227l. 6s. 10d. of salt tallies put into his hands for the satisfying of all debts due from the present and the late Commissioners of the Victualling.
And further to make out bills or warrants monthly for the time to come for the like allowance on such future payments as he shall make in the said tallies. Money Book XIV, p. 45.
Treasury allowance of the Excise Office incidents' bill for the quarter ended 1697 Xmas: total 988l. 12s. 2d. Ibid, pp. 45, 47.
The like of the Malt Office incidents bill for same quarter: total 196l. 7s. 8¼d.
of the Leather Office incidents bill for same quarter: total 278l. 12s. 0½d.
of the Salt Office incidents bill for same quarter: total 1030l. 18s. 4½d. Ibid, p. 47.
The like of the Hackney Coaches Office incidents bill, detailed, for 1698 Lady day quarter: total 124l. 16s. 5d.
of the same office's salary, detailed, for same quarter: total 190l. 10s. 0d. Ibid, p. 50.
April 13.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 34l. per an. to William Clutterbuck as searcher of Bristol port. Ibid, p. 45.
Money warrant for 100,000l. to Robert Crompton Esq. Paymaster of the Malt Lottery tickets: as imprest: for payment of the benefits and tickets as by the Act of 8–9 Wm. III, c. 22. (Money order dated April 16 hereon.) Ibid, p. 46. Order Book IV, p. 444.
Same for 25l. to Nahum Tate for 1698 Lady day quarter on his salary or allowance as Poet Laureate. Money Book XIV, p. 53.
Same for 1000l. each to the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations (John, Earl of Bridgewater; Ford, Earl of Tankerville; Sir Phillip Meadows Kt, William Blaythwayt, Jo[h]n Pollexfen, John Lock, Abraham Hill, and George Stepney Esqrs.) for one year to 1698 Lady day on their salaries of 1000l. per an. each. (Money order dated April 20 hereon.) Ibid p. 54. Order Book IV, p. 450.
Same for 1090l. to William Popple senr., Secretary to the above Commissioners: without account: for same time for allowances and salaries to himself et al employed under the said Commissioners. (Money order dated May 2 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 54. Order Book IV, p. 452.
Same for 400l. to the four clerks of the Privy Council for one year to 1698 Lady day on their salary of 400l. per an. for attending the despatch of the business relating to the Commission of Trade at the Privy Council. (Money Order dated May 2 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 54. Order Book IV, p. 453.
Same for 8702l. 12s. 2d. to Charles Shales, his Majesty's goldsmith, for gold works, gilt and white plate by him delivered into the Jewel House between 1697 June 17 and 1698 April 5 as certified by Edward Pauncefort gent, deputy to Heneage Montagu, Master of the Jewels and Plate.
Appending: schedule of said gold works and plate. Money Book XIV, p. 95.
Money order for 10l. to John Broadhurst, porter of the Exchequer Gate, for half a year to 1698 on his allowance for attending same. Order Book IV, p. 446.
William Lowndes to Mr. Sizer for a particular of all the totals in your paper for the 10934l. 12s. 4½d. which the executors of Dr. Richards are about to pay into the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 430.
Same to Mr. Chudleigh to carefully execute your office of Comptroller of the Chamber either by yourself or by your deputy Mr. Vanburgh according to the instructions for that Office and not to interfere in the receipt or payment of the moneys issued to the Treasurer of the Chamber otherwise than by way of check or control. Ibid.
April 13.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Francis Hammond as a tidesman and boatman at Fowey, being a post left vacant during the war but which now in time of peace ought to be supplied.
Henry Jones to be established as waiter and searcher at Carmarthen, a creek belonging to the port of Milford at 25l. per an.
Charles Leverstock to be established as waiter and searcher on the east side of Exmouth river with an allowance of 15l. per an. to keep a boat for the boarding of all suspicious vessels at sea, inspecting the common passage boat and keeping correspondence with the officers as far as Lyme Regis without further charge to the King. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 420, 421.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Byfeild of London merchant on behalf of himself and others, owners of the Charles brigantine from Jamaica, shewing that same was built in Pennsylvania and went thence to Jamaica with a master and six men all English and one foreigner but at Jamaica two of the English deserted and two other English could not be got in their room; wherefore the Customs officers refuse to admit her goods to entry except on payment of aliens Duties: therefore praying favour. Reference Book VII, p. 262.
Same to same of the petition of James Amyden merchant for the king's share of a seizure and for stay of further proceedings on a false entry made by him last Sept. of 300 pieces of Gelongs and paunches of India wrought silks; petitioner having satisfied the officer's third part of the seizure. Ibid.
April 14.Money warrant for 10l. to Thomas Clerke, Tho. Clemson (Clanson) and Richard Deely as proclamation reward for apprehending and convicting Anne Webster a felon. (Money warrant dated April 14 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 46. Order Book IV, p. 446.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 12l. per an. to Ingelby Daniell Esq. as searcher of Hull port.
the salary of 15l. per an. to Isaac Cook, gent. as Comptroller of Ipswich port.
the salary of 52l. per an. to Tho. Apprice as a King's waiter London port.
the salary of 20l. per an. to William Noy gent as searcher of Exeter port. Money Book XIV, pp. 46, 48, 51, 53.
Money warrant for 140l. 7s. 3d. to William Whitmore Esq., sheriff for Co. Chester for the year ended 1697 Sept. 29, representing a surplusage of 20l. 7s. 3d. resting on his account; 40l. by him paid to John Nottram upon conviction of Sarah Booth for clipping and coining; 40l. paid to Robert Weddall on the conviction of William Grimsworth for clipping; 40l. paid to Jno. Nottram on the conviction of Jno. Port for coining; which last three sums have not been allowed in his [Whitmore's] account. (Money order dated April 19 hereon.) Ibid, p. 52. Order Book IV, 451.
April 14.Same for 600l. to the Agents for Taxes (Tho. Hall, Phillip Ryley, James Dewy and William Clayton) for 3 quarters to 1689 Lady Day on their salary of 200l. per an. each. (Money order dated April 13, [sic? for 15] hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 52. Order Book IV, p. 446.
Same for 228l. 3s. 10d. to William Burton, clerk to the Agents for Taxes; whereof 45l. for 3 quarters to Lady day last on his salary; 15l. for a messenger for same time and the remaining 168l. 3s. 10d. for printed books for the surveyors of the Duties on Marriages &c. and on Houses for their instructions and keeping their accounts; as also for other incidents in the Office of the Agents for Taxes for same time. (Money order dated June 6 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 81. Order Book IV, p. 450.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 4702l. 12s. 2d. to Charles Shales on the unsatisfied order in his name as the King's goldsmith: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Shales on credit of the Exchequer in General to be transferred to such funds as Parliament shall grant for the Civil List. Disposition Book XIV, p. 210.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to apply as follows 9100l. 15s. 11d. of loans on the Exchequer in General remaining in your hands viz.
£s.d.
for a week's subsistence to the 23rd inst to the Troops remaining in England after abating 658l. for one of the 3 weeks' subsistence to the Forces attending the King at Newmarket81271511
for arrears of pay to 25 discharged men of Major General Levison's Regiment of Horse being part of 42 reduced into Ireland.28210
for the arrears due to the discharged men of Brigadier Langston's Regiment of Horse390190
for Col. Montague and Col. King 150l. each on account of their arrears as Captains of the Guards300
£91001511
Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans on the Exchequer in General for the uses of the Civil List: viz.
£
to Samuell Day Esq. going Governor to Bermudas200
to the poor of St. Martins100
to the poor of St. Margarets [Westminster]100
Ibid, p. 211.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite enclosing the petition [missing] of Capt. John Dalley praying the removal of the respits on his Company in Col. Farrington's Regiment in June and July 1695, by reason of his being absent with his recruits; together with the Earl of Ranelagh's report [missing] thereon. Please prepare a warrant to be signed by the King for taking off the said respits. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 430.
April 14.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Joseph Chambrelan et al shewing that the ship Nostra Seniora de Aranzaru, of which they are owners, being arrived from Spain is seized with her cargo as trading contrary to the Navigation Act: therefore praying relief as in like cases. Reference Book VII, p. 263.
Same to same of the petition of Coort Walkeling shewing that a lady of quality whose husband manages Prince George's affairs in Denmark has desired some Exeter worsted from hence for making a wrought bed; that same is bought and comes not full to 22 lb. weight but is not permitted to be shipped off without special direction: therefore praying such directions. Ibid.
Same to the Agents of the Marine Regiments of the petition of Sir William Scawen, Sir Ste. Evance, Sir Hen. Furnese and Henry Cornish shewing that there is due to them 330l. for clothing the First Marine Regiment for the year 1691 and 1482l. 12s. 8d. for clothing the Second Regiment for the year 1692, therefore praying payment thereof by way of imprests upon the Navy Treasurer. Ibid, p. 264.
April 15.Money warrant for 1000l. to Henry Baker Esq.: upon account: for Crown law charges. (Money order dated April 16 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 47. Order Book IV, p. 445.
Treasury warrant to Thomas Neale [Master of the Mint] to pay (out of moneys in your hands for defraying the necessary charges of the Mint) 100l. to William, bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, in lieu and satisfaction of one of the mills in the Mint, the same having become a deodand by its having killed a man; and is appraised at 100l.: the King having granted all deodands to the said bishop as Lord Almoner, to be disposed of to charitable uses. Money Book XIV, p. 47.
Same, dormant, to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 62l. 13s. 4d. to John Weaver gent. as Customer of Southampton port. Ibid, p. 48.
Money warrant for 32l. 10s. 0d. to Henry, Earl of Suffolk for one year to 1697 Sept. for hay for the deer in Audley End Park. (Money order dated April 18 hereon.) Ibid, p. 51. Order Book IV, p. 445.
Treasury warrant to the Victualling Commissioners to make forth a warrant upon their cashier Phillip Papillon Esq. for paying and allowing 381l. 11s. 0d. for 5 per cent. discount on the sum of 7631l. 14s. 7½d. directed out of the Exchequer for the service of the Victualling out of loans on the Exchequer in General. Money Book XIV, p. 51.
William Lowndes to Mr. Andrews, Receiver General for Taxes for Co. Warwick, to bring your receipt book of money and [Exchequer] Bills on Tuesday next for the hearing of the complaint brought against you by Mr. Newsham. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 431.
April 15.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Baynes (a landwaiter London port) as a land surveyor ibid loco Henry Sergeant deceased.
Michaell Whittle as a landwaiter ibid loco William Baynes preferred as above, the said Whittle having been on the establishment of Cowes port but by reason of the deadness of trade there since the war has been employed as a landwaiter London port and well deserves to be appointed to said office whereby his salary of 40l. per an. [at Cowes] will be saved to the King until the business of Cowes shall increase. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 421.
Treasury letters patent constituting Samuell Wiseman Esq. to be Comptroller of the Malt Tickets to inspect, examine and comptrol all the accounts of the moneys received or paid upon the said tickets or benefits: during pleasure: with such salary for himself and clerks as by the Act for the Malt Lottery: and to commence from such time as his Majesty shall direct. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 29.