Warrants etc
May 1698, 16-31

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'Warrants etc: May 1698, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 13: 1697-1698 (1933), pp. 336-349. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82946 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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May 1698, 16-31

May 16.Establishment, under the royal sign manual, for a Company of Foot [which is] to remain at Newfoundland: to commence as from Sept. 1 next: (a Lieutenant 5s. a day; Ensign 4s.; 3 Serjeants each 1s. 8d.; 3 corporals each 1s. 2d.; 2 drummers each 1s. 2d.; 43 privates 10d. each: total establishment 2l. 15s. 8d. a day or 1015l. 18s. 4d. per an.) King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 508.
May 17.Treasury allowance of the incidents bill of the Excise Office for 1698 Lady day quarter: total 1139l. 8s. 0¼d.
Same of the Malt Office incidents bill for same quarter: total 150l. 1s. 8¼d.
Same of the Leather Office incidents bill for same quarter: total 105l. 16s. 10¾d.
Same of the Salt Office incidents bill for same quarter: total 55l. 4s. 5½d. Money Book XIV, p. 68.
Money warrant for 150l. to Eleanora May wife of Charles May Esq. for three quarters to 1698 Lady day on the pension payable to her until payment of 2000l. usually given on the marriage of a Maid of Honour. (Money order dated May 19 hereon). Ibid., p. 69. Order Book IV, p. 456.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay a further sum of 200l. to the Marquis de Puissar on account of the sea pay due to the disbanded men of his Regiment: to be paid out of the loans on the Exchequer in General remaining in your hands for the service of the Forces. Disposition Book XIV, p. 218.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Aldworth Esq. for a reversionary lease of his two farms called Shaw and Frogmore, Co. Berks. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 436.
May 17.Same to the Agents for Taxes to inform my Lords who is the Receiver General of the Window Tax for Cos. Monmouth and Gloucester "and whether you have any objection against him with regard to his management of that receipt." Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the chirurgeons of the respective Regiments that are disbanded. Please state the arrears due to them. Ibid., p. 437.
Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to cause such boats to be made use of for carrying the mails between England and Holland as were used before the late war; it having been necessary during the war for the safety of the mails to establish such sorts of vessels as required a greater number of hands to sail them and consequently were more expense than those employed in time of peace. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 431.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit Gilbert Heathcote to ship out from London port goods to an equal value in Customs to those lost in his ship Gabriel; he having lately built at Shoreham in Chichester port a ship called the Gilbert of London, Abraham Cole master, and sent her [in] lading from London coastwise and entered same outwards and paid Duty thereon at Chichester but same was captured by the enemy in her voyage to Guinea and made prize: all by reason that though by law such allowance can only be made in the port of entry, the said Heathcote will not probably have the like opportunity of shipping out goods in that port of Chichester. Ibid., p. 432.
The Treasury Lords to the Justices of the Peace for Co. Pembroke. Regard has not been had in your county to the survey made by Mr. Grant for the Duties on Houses pursuant to the Act; nor has the opinion of the King's learned Counsel had any weight with you on points that may seem doubtful to you in relation to the said assessments though the same has been useful to and observed by the Commissioners acting in the several counties of England. We desire you to give all assistance to the officer for the just improvement of that Duty and not give opinions prejudicial to his Majesty's service and directly repugnant to the intention of the Act and to the practices of all other Commissioners therof. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 63.
Same to Sir Richard Musgrave, Anthony Hutton Esq. and John Foster Esq., Justices of the Peace for Co. Cumberland. The books of assessments upon houses and upon marriages &c. are not yet signed and settled for the Cumberland and Eskdale Wards in your County by reason of the want of justices in those Wards: whereby the collection of those Duties is altogether omitted. We desire you to give all necessary warrants, orders and assistance for the speedy collection of the said Duties in the said Wards. Ibid., p. 64.
Treasury warrant to Constantine Phillips Esq., William Roberts gent and Timo. Vancourt to make all diligent search for and to collect several quit rents in arrear at Michaelmas 1696 from several tenants of the King's manor of Cookham Co. Berks. and other Duties arising to the Crown in said manor which have been uncollected by the reeves of the manor or if collected have not been accounted for. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 64.
May 17.Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of Richard Curtis as agent to [the Regiment of] Col. Ventris Colenbine. Ibid XV, p. 312.
Same to Sir William Haward and Sir Jno. Tallbott Kt., the surviving Trustees for Sale of Fee Farm Rents of the Crown, to convey to the Countess Dowager of Salisbury the Crown's title to the fee farm rent of 66l. 13s. 4d. per an. all ut supra p. 290. Ibid., XVI, pp. 65-67.
May 18.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the first money that shall be brought into the Exchequer for the Civil List: viz.
£
to the Judges of England for Michaelmas and Hilary terms last6000
to the Justices of Chester for same time350
to the 11 Masters in Chancery for ditto550
to the Attorney General for ditto40
to the Solicitor General for ditto35
£6975
Disposition Book XIV, p. 218.
Same to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay (out of money that shall be paid into your Office by the executors of Dr. Richards) 10l. to Mr. Rawyer on a warrant signed by the King for writing and embellishing a letter to the Grand Vizier. Ibid., p. 219.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to apply 9385l. 18s. 10d. as follows out of the moneys in your hands raised upon the tallies on the Land Tax: viz.
£s.d.
for a week's subsistence to the 28th inst. for the Troops remaining in England87851511
for arrears to 2 troopers of the Earl of Galway's Regiment discharged in Flanders27194
for arrears to 4 troopers of Maj.-Gen. Levison's Regiment discharged in Ireland3827
for a week's allowance to the 28th inst. for support of the Hospital at Chelsea20000
to several engineers going to Muscovy: upon the King's warrant23410
to Mris. Mathews, widow of Brigadier Mathews on account of her husband's arrears; to equip her son going to the Straits10000
£93851810
Ibid.
May 18.Same to the Agents for Taxes to enquire into the matter of (a) infra.
Appending: (a) memorial dated May 17 from William Middleton shewing that having paid the Capitation Tax in London and Chelsea besides the tax upon Marriages and Births he is of opinion that the King is cheated of the money paid at Chelsea: therefore praying that Justice Alstow of Chelsea may be directed to search the collector's books to see if Middleton's name is entered and the money duly answered to the King. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 437.
[?]Same to Mr. Yard to insert in to-morrow's Gazette an advertisement for the discovery and arrest of Edward Bird of Durham Yard in the Liberty of Westminster, lace buyer, for aiding counterfeiters; with a personal description of him, detailed. Notice to be given to Isaac Newton Esq. Warder of the Mint. Ibid.
May 18.Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Charles Probert praying to be appointed Surveyor of the Duties on Windows &c. for Cos. Monmouth and Glamorgan loco Samuel Jones displaced. Ibid., p. 438.
Same to the Excise Commissioners enclosing the petition [missing] of Edward Bawdewin of the town of Shrewsbury, brewer, praying an allowance [of Duty] for a quantity of malt which was burned, for part of which he had paid duty. My Lords direct you to give such order herein as you think just and reasonable. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Bridge, John Barbara, and William Davenport shewing that they are joint owners of the ship John and Barbara laden at the beginning of April last at Hamburg; that on board there was a parcel of pitch belonging to said Davenport; and on arrival at London Mr. Robertson a tidesurveyor has made seizure "thereof" [of the ship &c.]: therefore praying a non pros to the information. Reference Book VII, p. 265.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Edward Thompson and Charles Middleton shewing that about five years since Sir Solomon Swale granted them a lease of lead mines in Co. Yorks. and after great expense they brought said mines to be wrought but one Reginald Marriott in the name of George Hushingham obtained a lease from the King of said mines and procured possession but has not performed the conditions of the lease and same is forfeited and void: therefore praying a lease thereof. Ibid, p. 272.
Same to Nich Baker of the petition of Peirce Row, prisoner in Newgate, shewing that he was committed and fined 100 marks as concerned in the escape of Sir James Montgomery: that he is unable to pay same and has a great charge of small children: therefore praying release and to have the fine remitted. Ibid., p. 273.
May 19.Money warrant dormant for payment of the fee or salary of 64l. 2s. 1d. per an. to Leonard Thompson Esq., as Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer in the Exchequer Court. Money Book XIV, p. 70.
May 19.Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 363l. 14s. 9d. to Robert Cole Esq. Agent and Consul General at Algier for a bill of his extraordinaries 1695 Sept. 8 to 1696 Sept. 8 as allowed by Secretary the Duke of Shrewsbury 1697 Nov. 28.
Appending: said bill as sworn to by said Cole 1696–7 March 2.
Aspers.
[Dollars or Piastres]Rials.
to Babba Ahamet on making him Dey, a piece [of] Venis [Venice] cloth29000
Sept. 14 paid Mr. Baker's note for a Turk's clothes plundered by the Clously galley4300
24 gave a captain of a Row frigate for his care of several pacquets to Admiral Russell taken in a felucca1000
Oct. 1 to the Captain of the Mould's [Mole's] men bringing me a letter from the Admiral200
17 to the Governor's cook, one pike [piece] ¾ Venis cloth1560
to the Captain of the Mould [Mole] 4 pike cloth2400
to Babba Mehomet 4 pike cloth at 6 [piastres] per pike2400
19 to a new Admiral made by this Dey 4 pike cloth2400
to Siliman Raise, Memine Raise, Abderhaman Raise, each a Caftan [Castan] when returned from the Levant6300
to Babba Mustapha 3 pike ½ cloth2100
24 to a new Screvan in the King's house, the same2100
to Mustapha my new Druggerman, a castan2100
28 to Alle Raise, 4 pike of cloth2400
Dec. 25 to a Chiause bringing me a dd up man [a delivered up man or redeemed captive]100
to clothing him, having lost all560
20 to the Guardian Bashee to excuse the Span[iard] taken out of the Engl[ish] Silca from work, 3 pike of cloth for a castan1800
25 to a poor Engl[ishman]100
26 to Osmond Raise 3½ pike of cloth2100
to Laws Mustapha Raise 4 pike cloth at 6 p. per pike2400
to Abderhamen Hoggas boswain for his kindness to an Englishman at sea 1½ pike of cloth900
Jan. 14 to the Chaus of the Spayhees 3½ p[ike of cloth]2100
20 to a poor Englishman200
31 to a Spaniard taken out of the English Silea100
Feb. 13 to the Guard for bringing me news of 4 English ships standing in500
to a boat carrying me on board200
17 to one Rayalladay maintaining a Spaniard taken out of the English Siteas 162 days2020
18 to the Captain of the Mould's [Mole's] servants assisting the men of war's boats, unfilling water, watching their owers [oars] &c.500
for diet to a delivered up man from 4 Dec. to this day that went on board the Humber Capt. Clark at 1 Riall per day to writing a letter to Sir Geo. Rook in Turk[ish] 5 Plate.940
to the Capt. of the Mould [for] his good word in getting the Spaniard free5000
March 9 for tobacco for 6 delivered up men out of Baker Raise200
11 for 6 blankets for them1500
20 to the Serevan of the Pengeek 3¾ pike cloth2240
to Biker Hogga 3½ pike of cloth2101
to Ismaell Hogga, the favourite Screvan in the King's house, a Castan2400
to the Guard for bringing me the news of 3 ships in sight100
to the Screvan of the Horse for his care
of the [English] King's horses, a Castan2100
to a poor Englishman100
29 for provisions for the voyage of 4 of the 6 delivered up men2150
April 2 for their passage: 40 plate.
for provisions for 30 days [during which] they lay on me2240
to the Grooms of the King's house [Horse] for their care of his [English] Majesty's horses400
11 to them more400
to 2 Chiauses the Dey sent to call me to look on horses200
to Alle Bey who has a good interest in the Ashes and stands fairer for Dey on on the primo change 10 cheses and 10 pike of cloth5800
15 to a messenger from Budge [Bugia] that brought me my letters from an English silea from Leghorn: 7 Plate.
17 to 3 poor Englishmen for tobacco100
May 6 for writing the Dey's letter to the King2500
for 2 pair blew drawers, 2 shirts and a pair of shoes for 2 delivered up men650
for 3 R[ials] per day for provisions for the said 2 men from March 5 to May 7, 61 days2270
for their passage to Christendom: 20 Plate.
July 22 for mending 2 watches at Leghorn for Cadre Hogga: 4 Plate 5.
Sept. 2 paid for Welle and Hamett, 2 Turks taken out of the Johanna by a Hamburgese and sold to the Father Redentores of Portugal who bought them at Malaga: 250 Plate.
for pasqua fees at Ramazan Biram 1696 according to custom. 101 Plate1600
for pasqua fees at Corbam Biram 1696 as customary 101 Plate1600
108730
528 plate dollars and 5 R's Plate reduced into Aspers at 87½ per cent. makes aspers 2078 4 0 in aspers and in sterling 363l. 14s. 9d. at 3s. 6 per dollar.99110
207840
Money Book XIV, pp. 72–4.
May 19.Money warrant for 22l. 10s. 0d. to the clerks in the Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office on an accustomed fee payable to them at Easter in every second year. Ibid., p. 79.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay Amias Hext his pension of 100l. per an. Ibid., p. 86.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 13500l. to Sir John Germain out of loans to be made by himself on credit of the Exchequer in General to be transferred to the [Register of the second 3s. Aid as for the] uses of the Civil List. Disposition Book XIV, p. 219.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. There remain in the hands of the Navy Treasurer, for the service of the Navy, about 130,000l. in tallies on the Additional Impositions besides interest thereon. Please apply and pay same for the course of the Navy and Yards as follows viz. that the whole interest due on the said tallies to April 6 last be computed and that out of it there be allowed to the persons who receive the said tallies after the rate of 24l. with every 100l. principal but the overplus of the interest above the said 24 per cent due to April 6 is to be reckoned and paid to them as principal money: and in regard of the said allowance of 24l. per cent you are to take care that no part of the 6 per cent interest [earned or] running on any of the Navy Bills, which shall be satisfied or discharged in pursuance hereof, be paid or allowed thereupon. Ibid., p. 220.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to cause the accounts of the Navy to be kept on and continued in like method as they were for the late Commissioners of Accounts and to make the like allowance to clerks for that purpose as hitherto. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 437.
May 19.Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to furnish the lodgings in Whitehall belonging o the Major of the King's First Regiment of Foot Guards and also the Guard Rooms for the other officers belonging to the said Regiment there and at the Savoy to a total of 361l. 10s. 0d. as by your estimate. Ibid., p. 442.
May 20.Money warrant for 2050l. to Sir Stephen Evance, his Majesty's jeweller; whereof 1000l. for a jewel of diamonds set round the King's picture presented by the King to Count de Kaunitz, Envoy Extraordinary from the Emperor; 900l. for three diamond rings of 300l. each presented to the Baron de la Tour, Envoy from the Duke of Savoy, and to Monsieur Dankelman, Envoy from the Elector of Brandenburgh, and to Count de Platt, Envoy from the Elector of Hanover; and 150l. for a diamond ring presented to Monsieur Kyrmayer, Resident from the Duke of Saxe Eisenach. (Money order dated May 20 hereon).
Appending: certificate by Peregrine Bertie Esq. Vice Chamberlain of the Household dated April 22 last of the purchase of said jewels for presentation as above. Money Book XIV, p. 71. Order Book IV, p. 456.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to imprest 500l. to Mr. Culliford and his partners for sailcloth furnished to the Stores; and to assign same for payment out of any moneys remaining in the Navy Treasurer's hands applicable to wear and tear. Disposition Book XIV, p. 220.
Same to Mr. Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, to pay 54l. 12s. 3¾d. to Alex. Fort, his Majesty's joiner, and 2l. 17s. 5d. to William Bache his Majesty's smith, for work done in the Office of the Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade, as certified by Sir Christopher Wren. Ibid., p. 236.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing Thomas Rowe's petition [missing]. You are to examine him and present him for what employment he is fitted for. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 438.
Same to the Attorney General in accordance with the King's instructions, to report on the petition [missing] of the Earl of Romney for a grant of a public market to be held in the town of Greenwich and for some old buildings and ground there: together with the Surveyor General's report thereon. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Robert Collbatch gent shewing that he was educated in the Court of the Marches of Wales, which being taken away by Act of Parliament he is destitute of employment: therefore praying employment as a clerk or collector in the Excise. Reference Book VII, p. 272.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jonathan Matthew and John Goodwyn shewing that in shipping 24 hogsheads of tobacco there was short endorsed on the docquet 454 pound weight of damaged tobacco, which happened through the mistake of a servant: and that the tobacco is seized in consequence: therefore praying restoration of it. Ibid.
May 24.Money order for 4097l. 6s. 1½d. to Edward Brewster and Gilham Hill (Hills) for printing Acts of Parliament, Proclamations, Forms of Prayer, speeches and other things by them delivered to the Archbishop of Canterbury, bishop of London, Treasury, Privy Council, Secretaries of State, Lord Privy Seal, the judges, Mr. Blathwayt, the 2 Houses, Attorney and Solicitor General, Master of the Rolls, Crown Office and Hanaper Office: all for 1696 Sept. 29 to 1697 Sept. 27. (Money order dated May 25 hereon).
Appending: abstract of the deliveries to the said offices. Money Book XIV, p. 75. Order Book IV, p. 457.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such money as shall be lent into the Exchequer for the uses of the Civil List: viz.
£s.d.
to Sir Jno. Sweetaple and Sir William Cole, late Sheriffs of London, to complete their order.34176
to Sir Owen Buckingham and Sir Edward Wills in further part of their order46526
£50000
Disposition Book XIV, p. 220.
Same to same to issue 2050l. to Sir Stephen Evance out of loans to be made by himself upon credit of the Exchequer in General to be transferred to the [Register of the second 3s. Aid as for the] uses of the Civil List. Ibid., p. 221.
Jo. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners to permit the shipment on board the Canterbury store ship now going to Tunis of 3 clocks and 2 gold watches provided by the King's command as a present to the Government of Tunis. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 439.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of 90l. sterling which was attempted to be exported by William Marzin, late master of a French vessel which was cast away near Milford, being the price for which he had sold the wreck; all at the request of Secretary Vernon on a representation from the French Ambassador. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 435.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sir Nicholas Sherburne for extension of lease of several messuages and lands and watermill in Dalby in the parish of Kirk Patrick, Isle of Man. Reference Book VII, p. 273.
May 25.Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the baronetcy fee of 1095l. due from Sir John Buckworth of Richmond Co. Surrey. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 503.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a same for an annuity or yearly pension of 200l. to Isaac Manley Esq. during the life of his father John Manley: to be payable out of the revenue of the Post Office from Lady day last. Ibid., p. 504.
May 25.Same to same for a same for an annuity of 120l. to George Feilding, Esq., late one of the Pages of Honour: to be payable during pleasure as from 1697 Lady day. (The privy seal hereon bears dated May 31). Ibid., p. 505.
Royal sign manual for 300l. to Richard Whitworth gent. without account: to be by him immediately applied and paid over for the King's special service in such manner as the King has directed. (Money warrant dated June 1 hereon). (Money order dated June 1 hereon). Ibid., p. 506. Money Book XIV, p. 78. Order Book IV, p. 458.
Money warrant for 30l. to William East Esq., Clerk of the Estreats in the Court of Common Pleas, for 1½ years to 1698 Lady day on his allowance of 20l. per an. Money Book XIV, p. 76.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for transferring to the Land Tax [the second 3s. Aid as by 9 Wm. III, c. 10] certain deficiencies as follows as directed by the Act for the said Land Tax: viz. so much as on the 16th April 1698 should remain due and unsatisfied of the sum of 255,663l. 5s. 8d. for clearing several annuities incurred between 17 May 1696 and 17 May 1697 and which should have been paid out of the 5–7ths of the late Duties on Tunnage [see supra p. 154–5] and out of the 2–7ths of the same and out of Duties on Salt, on which three heads the deficiencies respectively are certified to be 100,000l., 31,911l. 14s. 10d. and 97,784l. 10s. 0d. or in all 229,776l. 4s. 10d.
In accordance with the directions of the said Act therefore, money orders are hereby to be drawn for paying the said 100,000l. to the Bank of England; the said 31,911l. 14s. 10d. to Sir Robert Howard Auditor of the Receipt [to be employed by him so as] to complete the satisfaction of the said arrears of annuities payable out of the said 2–7ths; and the said 97,784l. 10s. 0d. to Richard Taylor as imprest to complete the satisfaction of the Lottery tickets payable out of the said Salt Duties within said period.
The abovesaid money orders are to be registered on the Register appointed by the abovesaid Act next after 850,000l. loans as therein and are to be accordingly paid without interest as the Act directs.
Furthermore divers orders have been drawn and registered on the Salt Duties on account of the abovesaid arrears to wit for 100,000l. to the Bank of England; for 20,000l. to William Burton for arrears of annuities on the 2–7ths; and for 120,000l. to William Knight for arrears on the Salt Lottery tickets; no part of which orders or the interest thereon has hitherto been satisfied. The said orders are hereby to be taken in and vacated, with the tallies and foils or counter tallies thereof and effectual entries or memoranda thereof are to be made in the records of the Receipt.
(Money orders hereon accordingly dated May 27 for 31,911l. 14s. 10d. to Sir Robert Howard; 97,784l. 10s. 0d. to Richard Taylour; and 100,000l. to the Bank of England). Ibid., pp. 76–8, Order Book IV, pp. 458–460.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 360l. to Denzill Holles Esq. out of the loans on the Exchequer in General for the uses of the Civil List. Money Book XIV, p. 221.
May 25.William Lowndes to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed case [missing] touching the Duty on low wines. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 439.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Brigadier Hugh Windham on behalf of himself and the rest of the officers of the Regiment [under him] praying that the stoppages which Mr. Hill made out of the pay of himself and officers in Flanders may be paid them here to enable them to discharge a debt of 638l. 9s. 10d. which they are under contract to pay for quarters &c. of his Regiment in England the last year. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Justices of the Peace for Co. Hereford. It is represented to us that in your county regard has not been had to the survey made by Mr. Hathway for the Duty on houses in accordance with the Act of Parliament nor has the opinion of the King's learned Counsel had any weight with you &c. We desire you to give all assistance and encouragement, &c. ut supra p. 387. Ibid., p. 440.
Treasury reference to Charles Twitty of the petition of John Holland praying to be relieved in [the matter of] a half yearly payment of three annuity orders of 14l. per cent. which is shared among the rest of the survivors by reason certificates were not lodged (in the Office for Paying the said Annuities) attesting the persons in the said order being living (according to the directions of the Act of Parliament) though the petitioner sent up regular certificates to his agent in town who has testified he delivered the same into the said Office. Reference Book VII, p. 273.
Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated Kensington to the Lords Justices of Ireland for payment of 2871l. to Edward, Earl of Jersey: without account. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 413.
Same to same for a pension of 8s. a day to James Du Borda as late a Lieut.-Col. of Foot: the said pension having been inserted on the Military List of French pensioners on the Establishment of Ireland and thereon 162l. was by the royal sign manual of 1695 May 4 ordered to be paid to him in satisfaction thereof to 1694 April 1 from which date the said pension was thereby to be removed from the Irish Establishment and he was in lieu thereof to receive a pension of 5s. a day paid him by the Paymaster of the Forces England; but no payments have been made him thereon and it is the King's intention that he be replaced on the Irish Establishment for the said former pension of 8s. a day. The payment hereof is to commence as from 1 April 1694 and to be continued during pleasure. Ibid., p. 414.
May 26.Privy seal for the discharge of the baronetcy fee for 1095l. due from Sir John Germaine. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 507.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the citizens of Chester praying to be relieved in a debt of 733l. 11s. 5d. remaining due to them for subsisting a Company of Invalids commanded by Capt. Twedall viz. from 1 May 1696 to 9 Oct. 1697 but which has been received by one Bethell Peppel (Agent to the said Twedall) who is absconded. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 440.
May 26.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit the wines of James de Peygrove as follows to be condemned on an information in the Exchequer Court and to be sold by inch of candle, with one moiety of the proceeds to the King and the other moiety to the proprietors: the said Peygrove having petitioned shewing that the ship Paradise, a Dutch ship, Simon Brinn master, on her way from France to Holland laden with white wine for Amsterdam was by bad weather forced on the Goodwin sands about Christmas last and the master and company were drowned &c. ut supra p. 321; the ship and goods having remained ever since in a spoiling condition at Sandwich during a controversy in the Admiralty Court whether the ship and her lading was a wreck of the sea or not, which controversy is now determined in favour of the proprietors to whom the ship and her lading are adjudged to be restored, paying salvage, whereupon the Customs Commissioners proposed his refitting the ship to carry away the wines but as the same is so damnified and he so unable to bear the costs of the suit and of refitting &c. that he has offered as a last expedient to consent to a condemnation of same on conditions of dividing the proceeds as above. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 433–4.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jos. Chamberlaine concerning the restoring of his ship Nostra Segniora de Aranzasa ut supra p. 300; shewing that same is not delivered: therefore praying a second time for the delivery thereof. Reference Book VII, p. 273.
Same to same for the petition of William Cadlan praying a tidesman's place in London port loco Edward Trotter dismissed. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 200l. to the Earl of Oxford out of loans in the Exchequer for the Civil List. Money Book XIV, p. 221.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to apply 6798l. 4s. 0d. out of the money in your hands raised upon tallies of loan transferred to the present Land Tax [the second 3s. Aid as by 9 Wm. III, c. 10] as in part of 9013l. 5s. 11d. for the uses following viz.
£s.d.
for a week's subsistence to June 4 for the Forces in England89851511
for sea pay to 5 men of Brudenall's late Regiment27100
£9013511
Ibid.
May 27.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Upton, formerly tidesurveyor at Falmouth and agent there to the Prizes Commissioners but dismissed by misrepresentation; laying before my Lords the necessity of having a scout boat near those western ports and praying to be commander thereof. Reference Book VII, p. 273.
May 27.Treasury reference to Mr. Chudleigh of the petition of Adam Lysney shewing that he lodged several of the King's servants at his house in Kensington Square and has a certificate from Sir Fleetwood Shepherd for 54l. 14s. 0d. and another from the Earl of Sunderland for 80l. 3s. 0d.: therefore praying satisfaction as others have had who have been at the like charge. Reference Book VII, p. 274.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Smith gent. praying the King's title to the sum of 4500l. settled or secured to Lady Honora Burke by the late Lord Clanricarde after her marriage to Patrick Sarsfield who was attainted "and to the late Duke of Berwick who now stands outlawed for treason." Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 415.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Phillip Coot for a grant of an annuity of 100l. from 1696 Xmas for his life in consideration of his losses and sufferings by the rebels in Ireland. Ibid.
May 30.Money order for 10l. to John Low, gent, for last Xmas quarter on his allowance for locking up and taking care of his Majesty's treasure [in the Receipt of the Exchequer]. Order Book IV, p. 458.
May 31.Privy seal for discharging the baronet fee for 1095l. due from Sir John Buckworth of Richmond Co. Surrey. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 514. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 76.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to present an establishment for a small vessel for the port of Plymouth for the better guarding of that part of the coast by the timely boarding of ships arriving from France and other foreign parts. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 436.
Same to same to treat with the proprietors of a house contiguous to the Customs House London port, in view of the necessity of enlarging the said Customs House. Ibid.
Same to same to employ Edmund Bell as tidesman, Yarmouth port, loco Richard Doughty preferred ut infra.
Richard Doughty (a tidesman at Yarmouth) as collector at WellsBurnham, a member of Lynn port, loco Thomas Shorting preferred ut infra.
Thomas Shorting (collector at Wells-Burnham) as collector at Blakeney and Cley, a member of the port of Yarmouth, loco John Wood deceased. Ibid., p. 437.
Same to same to restore to Gulielm Galliott, master thereof, a French boat, pinnace built, belonging to Calais which was lately brought into Dover port by Capt. John Lowen, Commander of his Majesty's sloop Brillant; Secretary Vernon having signified to the Treasury Lords the King's pleasure for the restoration thereof together with the 5 half anchors of brandy on board. Ibid., p. 441.
May 31.Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to William Lancaster D.D., the Vicar of St. Martins in the Fields and his successors, of the piece of ground ut supra p. 283 for the use of the said parish being designed for the constables to keep their nightly watch in: for 99 years at 6s. 8d. per an. rent.
Prefixing: Constat of the premises and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' subscription of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 68–9, 96.