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May 1698, 1-15

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'Warrants etc: May 1698, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 13: 1697-1698 (1933), pp. 322-336. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82945 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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May 1698, 1-15

May 2.Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay John Baber 44l. 7s. 8d. for 81 days 1697 Sept. 29 to Dec. 18 on his 200l. per an. as Solicitor of Excise to which he was constituted by a great seal dated 1691 May 22: the King having appointed George Townsend as his successor therein on Dec. 18 last. Money Book XIV, p. 62.
Treasury allowance of the 1698 Lady day quarter's incidents bill, detailed, of the Stampt Paper Office: total 1185l. 10s. 10½d. Ibid., p. 63.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of some small parcels of land at Misson within the Soke of Kirton in Lindsey Co. Lincoln belonging to the Duchy of Cornwall, in order to a lease thereof to John Rayner; he having discovered same to be a concealment: the lease to be for 31 years at a sixth part of the yearly value of such lands in Misson as shall be recovered; and at the old rent of 24s. 8d. per an. and fine of 50l. for the messuage and lands in Yaddlethorpe.
Prefixing: note of said Rayner's petition and report dated 1695 Oct. 3 thereon from S. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Petitioner is farmer of the perquisites of the court, the custody of escheat lands &c., within the Lordship and Soke of Kirton in Lindsey and has discovered divers small parcels of land at Misson which he conceives long concealed from the Crown. I advise a grant as above. As to the messuage and lands in Yaddlethorpe they were granted 15 Feb. 1660–1 to Dr. William Lincoln for 31 years at the old rent of 24s 8d. and an increase rent of 55s. 4d. and fine of 10s. This lease expired in Feb. 1691–2 yet the said rents have been duly paid since. The lands lie dispersed in the common fields and are so intermixed with other lands of inheritance for a long time held with them that 'tis difficult now to distinguish them, for which reason no person has desired a new lease thereof till this pettioner offered, he having other lands of the like kind to look after in the same country. The premises were formerly valued at 8l. per an. but as no one now offers to give so much for the above reasons I advise a lease on terms as above. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 59–61.
May 8.Money warrant for 909l. 9s. 9¼d. to Robert Chaplin, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Suffolk, in satisfaction of the surplusage on his account of the third 4s. Aid: to be satisfied out of such moneys as said Chaplin shall pay in on his account of the second 4s. Aid. (Money order dated May 3 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 62. Order Book IV, p. 451.
Same for 2000l. to the Treasury Lords (Charles Montague, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox, John Smith, Sir Thomas Littleton and Thomas Pelham) for 1698 Lady day quarter's salary. (Money order incorrectly dated April 29 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 62. Order Book IV, p. 449.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 52l. per an. to Jno. Feild as a King's waiter London port: and to Ja. Tyrrell same as a same. Money Book XIV, p. 64.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed paper [missing] presented to the Treasury Lords by Mr. John Rowett containing a complaint against Mr. Cawthrop, Receiver of Taxes for Co. Lincoln, for keeping in his hands a considerable sum of the King's money. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 434.
Same to same to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Commissioners for the Capitation Act in the Tower Hamlets relating to one Thomas Morgasing, a collector of that tax, being run away with 600l. of the King's money. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to procure a royal warrant to be signed by the King to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay John Dackin (who has served several years in the First and Second Troop of Guards) an allowance of 2s. a day from April 20 last during pleasure. Ibid., p. 444.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Welsh of London merchant shewing that he has paid large sums for Customs of tobacco and sugar but by losses in the war is reduced to mean circumstances and being indebted 2000l. to the King he has assigned to the Customs Commissioners all he has in the world: therefore praying to be made clear of the said debt. Reference Book VII, p. 269.
May 4.William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to apply as follows 9019l. 3s. 6d. out of the General Loans [loans on the Exchequer in General] remaining in your hands for the service of the Forces: viz.
£s.d.
for one week's subsistence to the 14th inst. for the Troops remaining in England87851511
to clear the arrears of pay due to several discharged men, some thereof come from Ireland and others from Flanders "on purpose to receive the same" viz.
4 Troopers of Col. Langston's Regiment5504
6 Troopers of Major-General Leveson's Regiment62196
5 men of Major-Gen. Stewart's Regiment27100
5 men of Col. Brudenall's Regiment27100
2 Dragoons of Col. Lloyd's Regiment613
4 Troopers of Lord Galway's Regiment5466
£911936
Disposition Book XIV, p. 214.
Same to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay (out of money paid into your Office by the executors of Dr. Richards) 90l. to John Gauntlett on a warrant of the Lords of the Council for providing books, papers and other necessaries for the service of the Council Chamber and Office for one year to Xmas last. Ibid.
May 5.Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Garter, for half a year to 1698 Lady day on the annuity for the support of the honour of that Order. Money Book XIV, p. 64.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to issue 300l. to the messengers of the Receipt in part of 602l. due to them on bills for travelling charges: to be issued out of loans on the Exchequer in General remaining in the Exchequer for the use of the Civil List. Disposition Book XIV, p. 214.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwaite. The Commissioners for Trade have represented to the King in Council that for the defence of the small fort at the bottom of the bay of St. John's, Newfoundland together with two batteries at the entrance of the said bay the least number of men judged necessary is one Company of Foot to consist of 43 private men with non-commission officers, a Lieutenant, an Ensign, one master gunner, six gunners and a storekeeper. In accordance with the order in Council of March 31 last please prepare a warrant to be signed by the King for the Establishment of the said Company. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 435.
Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated Kensington to the Earl of Ranelagh for a pension of 2s. a day to John Dackin, late a private gentleman of the Horse Guards, in consideration of his long service therein: to be payable from April 1 last until further order. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 57.
May 6.Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay a pension of 3s. 9d. a day each to Susanne Monnier Petit and Margarite des Villattes (Villates) as from April 1st last: being equal to the pension of 7s. 6d. a day heretofore allowed to Col. Petit lately deceased, the husband of the said Susanne. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 501.
Money order for 100,000l. to Robert Crompton Esq., Paymaster of the Malt Lottery Tickets, as imprest for payment of the benefits and tickets thereof. (Money order dated May 11 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 65. Order Book IV, p. 453.
Treasury warrant to the Victualling Commissioners to pay the assessments to the 3s. Aid on salaries of the clerks and officers belonging to the Victualling Office in London and the outports in cases in which such salaries do not exceed 60l. per an. Money Book XIV, p. 65.
Same dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 24l. per an. to Charles Howard Esq. as Customer of Berwick port. Ibid., p. 70.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay a further sum of 200l. to the Marquiss de Puissar on account of the sea pay due to the disbanded men of his Regiment: to be paid out of loans on the Exchequer in General remaining in your hands. Disposition Book XIV, p. 215.
Same to Lord Edward Russell to pay (out of money paid to be paid into your Office by the executors of Dr. Richards) 100l. each to the four messengers [of the Chamber] who carry the King's messages between Calais and Paris "to enable them to continue that service" pursuant to the King's pleasure signified by Secretary Vernon. You are also to make a memorandum in your books of 400l. already paid to them out of the Exchequer for this service: so that same may be deducted from them when their bills come to be paid. Ibid.
[? May 6.]Same to Sir Christopher Wren to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Benbow Esq. setting forth the great damage to the house and gardens in Deptford which he hired of John Evelyn Esq. (and which he is obliged to keep in repair) and also to the petitioner's goods during the time they were used by the Czar of Muscovy. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 435.
May 6.Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Edward Harris praying payment of 45l. due to him for pay as a Captain in the Prince of Denmark's Regiment of Foot. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit James Hassenius to export to Muscovy for the use of his Imperial Majesty the Czar of Muscovy 13 clocks, 3 large or long clocks, a great table clock "and some tools his Majesty bought in the Strand." Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 426.
May 6.Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Cha. Brawn Esq., Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Somerset, for 82l. 19s. 10d. overpaid on his account of the fourth 4s. Aid and 203l. 5s. 9d. overpaid on his account of the second Quarterly Poll to be transferred to his account of the 3s. Aid anno 1697. Reference Book VII, p. 264.
Same to same of the petition of Robert Chaplin praying that he may have a separate commission for part of the county of Suffolk for this year's land tax, his security refusing to be bound [for petitioner] jointly with Mr. Pacey, the other Receiver. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Daniel Chaddock and William Haydock shewing that they were partly concerned in loading the ship Exchange lately cast away near Liverpool; that Heydock went soon after "to the said island" and found some brandy bottoms left which he drew out and put into four casks and on March 15 last entered same [in Poulton port] and paid 3s. 6d. entring fee to the Comptroller but on his afterwards offering the Duty it was refused and the brandy was seized on pretence it ought not to be imported in a vessel less than a hogshead: therefore praying an order to the Collector of Poulton port to accept the Duty. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Nath. Ives shewing that he has seized two vessels as being not qualified according to the Navigation Act but being poor is unable to prosecute the seizure; therefore praying Treasury assistance. Ibid, p. 269.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Parker gent shewing that he was prevailed on by Mr. Pye last summer to accept a bill of exchange for 250l. payable to John Knight [Customs Cashier] which bill he paid to Knight together with 300l. more on two other bills drawn on Mr. Pickerstaff; that in July last he accepted another bill of Pye's for 200l. payable to Mr. Knight; and that on the said Pye's falling under the displeasure of the Customs Commissioners an extent was issued against "him" [petitioner]: therefore praying consideration of the hardship of his case. Ibid.
Same to the Warder &c. of the Mint of Robert Yates's account of disbursements in relation to the old silver money put into the Mint at Bristol by private importers and of the salaries of receivers, molters and accomptant from 1696 Nov. 4; amounting to 229l. 14s. 2d. Ibid, p. 282.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Robert Rouse, Edmund Berriff, William Kitteridge, Daniell Wright and John Hughes et al of premises ut supra p. 294 (being mines of lead in North Wales) for 31 years at a rent of 6s. 8d. per an. and a full eighth part of the clear yearly profit.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' subscription of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 61, 67.
May 6.Same to the Excise Commissioners to restore to the wife and children of Rivers Dickenson (for their support) his household goods and some small stock in trade to the value of 38l. 14s. 0d. now in the hands of the sheriff; he having been by Treasury warrant dated 1693 July 31 discharged from a debt of 952l. 12s. owing for moneys returned for the collectors of Excise in Co. Herts. on payment of 500l. towards which he has paid 125l. but is disabled to pay any more by extreme poverty and his wife and family are forced to be maintained by the parish and are very great objects of charity and he is forced to abscond. Ibid., p. 62.
May 8.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual, dated Kensington, to the Lords Justices of Ireland forthwith to cause a sufficient number of tents to be made, proper for the use of officers and soldiers during their continuance in the field to a cost not exceeding 2,000l.; the King having considered the present state of the Forces in Ireland and finding it necessary that the several Regiments of Horse, Dragoons and Foot as they are now distributed in divers parts of the kingdom do draw together in one or more fit and convenient places this summer. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 417.
[?]Same to same for payment, as of the royal bounty, of subsistence to the Forces lately disbanded in Ireland. [The entry of this warrant is unfinished, apparently owing to a clerical confusion with the royal warrant of May 10 infra p. 329. The preamble of the present warrant is as follows]. By royal letter of Feb. 8 last the disbandment was ordered of the Regiment of Horse under the late Brigadier Wolseley and the Regiments of Foot commanded by the Earl of Drogheda, Col. Abraham Creichtoun, Col. John Mitchelburne, Col. Thomas St. John, the Earl of Donegal, Sir George St. George, Visc. Charlemont, Visct. Mountjoy and Col. George Villiers; and that the accounts of the non-commission officers thereof should be stated and the arrears paid to them which were due at their disbanding; and that afterwards the accounts of the Commission Officers should be stated and their arrears paid out of the revenue [of Ireland] as the same should be collected and brought into the [Irish] Treasury.
The Lords Justices, Ireland, have thereupon represented that the arrears of the non-commission officers have been already satisfied and paid for the most part but that the revenue will not admit at present of paying more than a fourth part of the arrears of the commission officers and therefore the said Lords Justices have caused debentures to be given for the remaining part thereof out of funds granted by the Irish Parliament as the same shall be collected.
"Having taken into consideration the faithful services of the said officers and their present circumstances and condition and being sensible that many of them are destitute of means to subsist themselves and their families until their arrears be fully paid, the King has therefore of his royal bounty thought fit and hereby orders . . . . . . ." Ibid.
May 9.Money warrant for 394l. to Mathew Prior Esq., late Secretary to the Ambassadors for the Treaty of a General Peace; on his ordinary of 40s. a day and to be (with 182l. formerly paid him) for 288 days 1696–7 Feb. 28 (the date of commencement of the said ordinary) to 1697 Dec. 13 the day of his return into the presence from the said employment, as certified by Secretary James Vernon. (Money order dated May 11 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 66. Order Book IV, p. 452.
May 9.William Lowndes to Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Earl of Ranelagh 210l. on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of the rent of Hackney Coaches next and immediately the 385l. 11s. 6d. directed March 30 last ut supra p. 286. Disposition Book XIV, p. 215.
Same to Mr. Wharton to pay immediately into the Exchequer the moneys remaining in your hands for the rent of Hackney Coaches. Ibid.
May 6.
[clerical error for May 9.]
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay and apply the abovesaid 210l. as follows:
£
to Major Anthony Morgan on account of his arrears as Exempt Guidon and Cornet in the King's First Troop of Guards100
to Capt. David Ward on account of his arrears as Ensign in the First Regiment of Guards for the year ended 1693 April 150
to Capt. Hen. Durell on account of his arrears of pay as one of the aides de camp to Prince Vaudemont for the year ended 1697 Dec. 3150
to Thomas Barry in further part of the arrears due to him as a Lieut. in Sir Hen. Bellasye's Regiment10
£210
Ibid., p. 216.
May 10.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual, dated Kensington, to the Lords Justices, Ireland to order the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland to pay the Forces in that kingdom (lately augmented to 2 Regiments of Horse, each of 6 Troops, each Troop of 40 privates; 3 Regiments of Dragoons of 8 Troops, each of 40 privates; and 15 Regiments of Foot of 13 Companies, each of 40 privates; which exceeds the number allowed on the present Establishment of the Forces, Ireland and no royal warrant having as yet been issued for the pay and subsistence of the supernumerary Forces) the like subsistence per diem as has been usually paid to the Forces in Ireland and according to the Regulations of Subsistence commencing July 1 and Oct. 1 last; paying same from the respective days of their landing in Ireland and for the full numbers which are brought on shore until they were reduced to 40 privates in each Troop or Company: and further to allow 3s. a day subsistence to the Majors that have Troops over and above their subsistence as Captain: and further in the case of all such soldiers lately disbanded who are desirous to return into England, to take care of their transportation to the nearest ports in England giving them such allowance in provisions or otherwise for their subsistence in their passage as shall seem necessary and convenient; for the defraying whereof the Receivers and Paymasters General of Revenue, Ireland are to issue such sums as the said Lords Justices shall direct. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 505–6.
May 10.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated Kensington to the Lords Justices of Ireland for the payment of allowances as follows to disbanded officers of the 10 Regiments broke in Ireland in 1698 as follows: to be paid as subsistence monthly or weekly as usual and to commence from the respective times when the said Regiments were broke: and to be continued till the King pass a General Establishment for the kingdom of Ireland or till further pleasure: the said allowance to cease and determine on the death of the recipient: certificates of the recipient's being alive and unemployed to be returned monthly to the Muster Master General, signed by the Mayor of the town where they live or by the next Justice of Peace: all by reason that by royal letter of Feb. 8 last the King ordered the disbanding of the Regiment of Horse under the late Brigadier William Wolsley and the Regiments of Foot of the Earl of Drogheda, Col. Abraham Creichtoun, Col. John Michelburne, Col. Thomas St. John, the Earl of Donegal, Sir George St. George, Visct. Charlemont, Visct. Mountjoy and Col. George Villiers: and the stating their accounts &c. whereupon the Lords Justices have represented that they have paid the most part of the arrear to the non-commission officers thereof but that the revenue will not admit of paying more than a fourth part of the arrears of the commission officers &c. ut supra p. 327: but the King is sensible of their services and that many of them are destitute of means to subsist.
Appending: schedule of said allowances.
Horse: Lieut.-Col. and Captain 8s. a day; Major 7s.; Captain 5s.; Lieut. 3s.; Cornet 2s. 6d.; Quarter Master 1s. 6d.; Adjutant 2s.
Foot: Col. and Captain 8s.; Lieut.-Col. and Captain 6s. Major and Captain 5s.; Captain 3s.; Lieut. 2s.; Ensign 1s. 6d.; Adjutant 2s.; Quarter Master 2s.
Total for the 10 Regiments.
Wolseley3190 per diem.
Drogheda4150
St. Johns4170
Creichton4160
Mitchelburne4170
Donegal4170
Montjoy4170
Villiers4170
St. George4170
Charlemont4190
Foulkes50
471610 per diem or 17447l. per an.
Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 433–4.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of loans on the Exchequer in General for the use of the Civil List) 45l. to the Vicars Choral of Lichfield and 200l. to the Earl of Derby et al for the poor ministers in the Isle of Man. Disposition Book XIV, p. 216.
Same to Sir Nicholas Crisp to attend the Attorney and Solicitor General in the matter of Sir Thomas Cooke's petition relating to a drawback claimed by him for pepper exported. (Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the said Cooke's enclosed petition [missing] herein). Out Letters (General) XV, pp. 435, 436.
May 10.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Lambert et al freighters of the ship Two Friends shewing that in 1695 they made appear that she was English built, in confidence whereof they thought she might trade to any part of the world; but upon her return lately from Nevis laden with sugars one Ives, an inferior officer of the Customs, has seized her notwithstanding the former approbation: therefore praying consideration. Reference Book VII, p. 270.
Same to same of the petition of William Mazzin shewing that having the misfortune to lose his ship at Milford he saved some of the materials and sold same for about 100l. and coming to Plymouth to take passage for France he put the money on board for want of an opportunity of remittance but same is seized as being coin of the realm: therefore praying restoration of same. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Twitty of the petition of James Grey Esq., one of the Gentlemen of the Band of Pensioners, for renovation of a tally for 50l. on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise which he received on account of his salary and which he has lost. Ibid., p. 272.
May
[? erratum for July] 10.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of the Earl of Lindsey for a 99 years' lease of the tithes of Deeping Fen Co. Lincoln. Ibid, p. 280.
May 10.Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the premises ut supra p. 185 (being the Lord Mayor's Barge-house, parcel of the manor of Kennington) in order to a fresh lease thereof to the Mayor and Aldermen of London for 31 years at the former rent of 10l. ger an.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on the petition ut ibid for said lease. After the Restoration the premises were excepted out of a lease of the demesnes of the manor of Kennington and a lease thereof granted to the city for 31 years from 1663 Sept. 29. The Barge master's house was erected at the city's charge. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 89–90.
May 11.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated Kensington to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to acknowledge the indebtedness of William III to George, Prince of Denmark for 85,000l. with 6 per cent. interest from 1691 July 31: by reason that upon adjusting the disputes which happened in 1689 between Christian V of Denmark and Charles XI of Sweden now deceased, there appeared to be due upon a stated account made up in July 1691 the sum of 340,000 Rix Dollars from Christian Albert late Duke of Holstein to George, Prince of Denmark, for two mortgages which he had upon part of the territories of the said Duke of Holstein, to wit one on the Isle of Femeren and the other on the Baillages of Tremsbuttill and Steinhorst which lands the said Prince of Denmark was in possession of until 1689 July and did then at the desire of William III of England (for the more speedy ending the differences between the abovesaid two Kings and for the reinstating the said Duke of Holstein in his territories according to their agreement "which then seemed absolutely necessary for the support of our alliances") surrender the said two mortgages and release them to the said Duke of Holstein upon William III's promise to pay to the said Prince of Denmark the said sum of 340,000 "Rix Dollars or 85,000l. sterling with 6 per cent. interest thereon until satisfaction of the principal: "and although our affairs have not hitherto admitted of the payment of the said sum of 85,000l. or any part thereof or the interest incurred threeupon we have nevertheless from time to time received and approved of particular accounts or demands thereof exhibited and made to us by our said dear Brother the Prince of Denmark." Therefore the King hereby declares his indebtedness to the Prince for said sum "and that as soon as the exigencies of our affairs can possibly admit thereof the said principal sum of 85,000l. and also interest for the same at the rate of 6l. per cent. per an., to be computed from the 31st day of July 1691 aforesaid shall be fully, duly and effectually answered, paid and satisfied unto him" without any further warrant to be obtained therefor. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 494–5.
May 11.Same to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay to Stephen Roujat (who is sworn and admitted chirurgeon in ordinary to the King's person) the former yearly allowance of 317l. 15s. 0d. for his salary as such: to be payable quarterly from March 25 last in like manner as other the servants payable in the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber. Ibid., p. 495.
Same to the Treasury Lords to give directions to Sir William Haward and Sir John Talbott, surviving Trustees for the sale of Fee Farm Rents, to convey to Frances, Countess Dowager of Salisbury the fee farm rent of 66l. 13s. 4d. per an. reserved in the grant by Queen Elizabeth 1602 Dec. 23 of the Great Park of Brigstock and Little Park of Brigstock Co. Northampton to Sir Robert Cecil Kt. and confirmed by a fresh grant by James I 1611-12 March 2 without reservation of any rent: whereby the said fee farm has never been answered to the Crown; but by a patent under the great seal of 1695 May 13 the said fee farm was granted to Francis, Earl of Bradford "which appearing to be a trust in the said Earl for Sir William Forrester Kt. and the Lady Mary his wife" the said Countess of Salisbury on behalf of her son purchased in the title of the said Earl of Bradford and his heirs for 2000l. by assignment dated 1696 May 4 from the said Earl of Bradford, Sir William and Lady Mary Forrester: in consideration whereof the said Countess has petitioned for directions as above to the Trustees for Fee Farm Rents; on which petition the Attorney General has reported the truth of the facts and the reasonableness of the petition. Ibid., pp. 496–7.
Royal sign manual for 1100l. to Mary, Duchess of Buckingham and 200l. to Aubrey, Earl of Oxford: without account as royal bounty. (Money warrants dated May 17 hereon.) (Money orders dated May 18 and 19 hereon). Ibid., p. 498. Money Book XIV, pp. 68, 69. Order Book IV, pp. 454, 455.
May 11.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 40,000l. to Thomas Floyd (Lloyd), Paymaster of the Works as imprest for the Works. (Money warrant dated July 1 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated May 19). (Money order dated July 11 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 498–9. Money Book XIV, p. 101. Order Book IV, p. 467.
Same to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the baronetcy fee for 1095l. due from Sir John Germaine of the City of Westminster. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 499.
Royal sign manual for 10,000l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: without account. (Money warrant dated May 17 hereon). Ibid., p. 499. Money Book XIV, p. 70.
Same for 13,500l. to Sir John Germaine Kt. and bart.: without account: in full satisfaction for a George set with diamonds and other precious stones which the King has bought for his own use and wearing from the said Germaine. (Money warrant dated May 17 hereon). (Money order dated May 19 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 500. Money Book XIV, p. 70. Order Book IV, p. 455.
Same for 300l. (altered to 360l.) to Denzill Onslow Esq. without account: to be by him paid over to William Burnet, Richard Taylor, Thomas Bradford and John Wapshot in such proportions as shall be agreed for the purchase of their lease from the Queen Dowager of the Coppices of Knoulegrove, Fangrove, and Subridge (Stubridge) in the parish of Chertsey. (Money warrant dated May 17 hereon). (Money order dated May 24th hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 500. Money Book XIV, p. 70. Order Book IV, p. 456.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for an annuity or pension of 1000l. per an. to Charles, Earl of Burlington as one of the Gentlemen of the Bedchamber. (The privy seal hereon bears dated May 26). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 501.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 350l. to Paul Foley, Speaker of the House of Commons: out of loans on the Exchequer in General for the use of the Civil List. Disposition Book XIV, p. 217.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing the petition [missing] of the 15 coalmeters of the City of London proposing to undertake the admeasurement of the lading of each ship coming into the river with coals. "My Lords direct you to settle this matter upon such terms as you shall think reasonable." Out Letters (General) XV, p. 435.
Same to same for a certificate what money is in cash of the former Duty on coals and culme and what remains due to any persons for their service on that Act "not exceeding the allowances by you proposed to be made for the management of that Duty in your memorial of the 25th of September 1695." Ibid., p. 436.
May 11.Same to same. The tidesmen in London port who were left out on making the late establishment [of Customs officers for said port] have petitioned my Lords for employment. Please consider these men in supplying vacancies as fast as opportunity happens. Ibid., p. 446.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to admit to entry, as if taken and brought in English ships, the fish oil and blubber (Newfoundland and Island fish, whale fins and train oil) bought from the Commissioners of Prizes by Samuel Eyres, John Frantz, Abra[ham] Filmore and others ut supra p. 288 viz. 15,000 of Newfoundland fish sold to Frantz Oct. 13 last by virtue of a decree out of the High Court of Admiralty dated Sept. 3 last being fish taken in the Charles and Ann from the French by Capt. Vincent Commander of the King's ship Nonsuch "which was done without any manner of collusion between the Captain and the French"; and 33 casks of whale oil and 82 small bunches of whale fins sold to Eyres Dec. 10 last by virtue of a similar decree dated Oct. 21 last being taken in the St. Nicholas prize from the French by Capt. James Davison, Commander "of the King's ship Assistance at Island" which was similarly done without collusion: and also 6 hogsheads of blubber lately imported to Portsmouth from Guernsey which by certificate from the Register of Certificates there appears to be part of the cargo of the ship Prophet Samuell retaken from the French by the Defiance privateer during the late war and condemned in the Admiralty Court 1696 June 13. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 426–7.
Same to same to exempt from the Duty of 5s. per ton on French shipping (as by 12 Car. II. c. 18) the hired boats or vessels which shall bring or carry the mails or expresses for the public service between Dover and Calais: it being the practice before the war that all hired boats in France bringing the mail or express for the public service were exempted from the [said English] Duty in consideration that the like English packet boats and vessels were exempt from the similar French Duty. Ibid., p. 427.
Same to same to establish a small vessel (the Greenhill yacht) for the guard of the Isle of Wight and the opposite coast on the main and for advising the officers at Cowes and Portsmouth of the arrival of all ships of cargo in order to the timely boarding thereof.
Appending: establishment for said boat (John Rutter commander, a mate, Richard Penberthy a mariner, another mariner and a boy: total establishment 155l. per an.). Ibid., p. 428.
Same to same to permit the export of 22 pound weight of Exeter worsted for making a wrought bed for a lady of quality whose husband manages Prince George of Denmark's affairs in Denmark: the quantity being small and for a particular curiosity and not for making of clothing and therefore not likely to interfere with the woollen manufacture of this country, which the prohibition of export of wool and woollen yarn is intended to protect. Ibid., p. 429.
Same to same to establish a boat (the St. George) in Poole port for the guard of that coast to a total establishment of 155l. per an. with John Whittle as commander, Jonathan Crone, as mate, Richard Marketman and Thomas Fawkner as mariners and a boy: there having been before the war a stout boat at Brownsea in the said port with 150l. per an. to the commander without further charge; besides which there were 8 tidesmen in the said port three of whom were employed in the said boat with an addition of 10l. paid by incidents to Joseph Bowles one of them who had the command thereof but the said boat is now worn out and useless and the said Bowles is fitter for land service and hath an habitation in the island. The said Bowles is hereby to have 10l. per an. additional to his salary of 30l. per an. for which he will keep a horse for the better guard of that island. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 430.
May 11.Treasary warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Wyat (Wyatt), William Speare and John Baldwin as tidesmen in Poole port; the seven established tidesmen in that port being now reduced to three by removal and death: Wyatt to be loco the abovesaid Joseph Bowles removed to Brownsea; Speare to be loco Burnet Brewer deceased and Baldwin to be loco Robert Watts deceased. Ibid., p. 431.
Same to same to employ Thomas Blindman (long an extraordinary tidesman at Bristol and well behaved himself) as a tidesman in fee ibid loco David Hean dismissed for drunkenness. Ibid., p. 432.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Jenkins shewing that in Sept. last he bought 20 tons of blubber from the Prizes Commissioners which is detained from him by a Customs officer: therefore praying (as it is in a perishing condition) delivery of so much as is good and profitable "and that he may pay Duty for that part only." Reference Book VII, p. 270.
Treasury warrant to Samuell Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, to repair forthwith to Windsor and to estimate and treat for the purchase of certain lands, meadows, pasture ground and tenements near Windsor Castle between the Terrace Walk and the river and between the Little Park and the river; in accordance with the King's direction for the survey and admeasurement thereof; the chief part whereof lies in a place called Mill Mead or Millfield and other part in a place called Datchet Mead and are in different tenures and are intended by his Majesty to be laid into the Little Park and the residue to be taken in and converted to gardens to other accommodation to the Palace. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 63.
Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated Kensington to the Lords Justices of Ireland for the payment to — Lowther, widow of John Lowther Esq., late one of the Commissioners of Revenue of Ireland of 77l. 5s. 3d. without account as royal bounty. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 413.
May 12.Money warrant for 286l. 5s. 7d. to Charles Brawn (Brown), Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Somerset, for overpayments on his account of the first 4s. Aid (82l. 19s. 10d.) and on the first Quarterly Poll (203l. 5s. 9d.): which sum is to be immediately paid back into the Exchequer on his account of the last 3rd Aid. (Money order dated May 17 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 67. Order Book IV, p. 454.
May 12Same for 50l. 8s. 5¼d. to Thomas Woodcock, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Leicester, for an overpayment on his account of the fourth 4s. Aid; to be immediately paid back into the Exchequer on his account of the last 3s. Aid. (Money order dated May 25 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 68. Order Book IV, p. 457.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 500l. to Henry Baker out of loans on the Exchequer in General for the use of the Civil List: being [in part of 1000l.] for Crown law costs ut supra p. 300. Disposition Book XIV, p. 217.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to apply 8823l. 8s. 5d. as follows out of the moneys in your hands raised on the tallies on the Land Tax: viz.
£s.d.
for a week's subsistence "from the 15th to the 25th inst." [sic. for 22d.] to the Troops remaining in England87851511
for arrears of pay to a Trooper of Major-General Lumley's Regiment discharged in Flanders1445
for the like to a discharged man of the Earl of Arran's Regiment9116
for the like to a Trooper of Major-General Leveson's Regiment13167
£882385
Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. It is the King's pleasure that 300l. be paid to Col. John Bochan and 150l. to Col. Whiteman as royal bounty. Please procure the necessary warrants to be signed by the King to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay same. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to issue process ad computandum against Anthony Rowe and partners as late Contractors for the Duty on Firehearths and Stoves. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 62.
May 13.Same to the Victualling Commissioners to pay the executors of John Agar Esq., late one of the said Commissioners, his salary for the full and entire quarter in which he died. Money Book XIV, p. 67.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 142l. 10s. 0d. to the messengers [of the Chamber] attending the Chancellor of the Exchequer: to be issued out of the loans on the Exchequer in General for the uses of the Civil List. Disposition Book XIV, p. 219.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to procure a warrant to be signed by the King to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 5l. as royal bounty to Hannah Goobett widow of Capt. Goobett who was killed in the first attack on Namur. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 436.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Bateman for employment as a Comptroller of the Duty on coals. Reference Book VII, p. 270.
May 13.Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Richard Lawrence praying a tally for 2000l. on the 1697 Land Tax of 3s. towards satisfaction of a debt due to several surgeons of the Fleet whom he has furnished with medicines. Reference Book VII, p. 270.
May 14.Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the proprietor of a parcel of lace and cambric seized by Mr. Ford shewing that same have been appraised at 336l. which he is willing to pay but the officer refuses to deliver same: therefore praying delivery or that the King's moiety may be delivered him on payment of one half the said appraisement. Ibid., p. 271.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Worth, Thomas Herle and Robert Corker offering 1500l. and a rent of 30l. per an. for a grant for three lives of the Havenor's office in the Duchy of Cornwall which Charles II let to farm to Sir William Maurice [Morrice] for three lives the last of which is dead; and as a fine of 1600l. and rent of 30l. per an. is set for the renewal thereof to Mr. Maurice he has delayed the passing thereof, esteeming it too high. Ibid.