Warrants etc
June 1698

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'Warrants etc: June 1698', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 13: 1697-1698 (1933), pp. 349-369. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82947 Date accessed: 17 September 2014.


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June 1698

June 1.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 300l. to Richard Whitworth out of loans made at the Exchequer for the use of the Civil List. Disposition Book XIV, p. 222.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. I have read to my Lords your memorial of the 16th May last concerning money paid by the several [outport] collectors of customs, viz. for imprest, conduct and subsistence money to seamen. Send my Lords a list of the respective sums so paid. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 440.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated May 10 from Peregrine Bertie [Vice-Chamberlain of the Household] to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to the Honble. Sir William Beeston, Governor of Jamaica of [plate for the Chapel Royal there viz.] two little flagons, one chalice, a paten and a receiver to take the offerings in; not exceeding 60l. in value: all which the bishop of London has certified to have been lost in the late earthquake at Jamaica. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 68.
June 2.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 187l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Algernon May out of loans in the Exchequer for the Civil list. Disposition Book XIV, p. 222.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to attend the Attorney General for his opinion on the two enclosed cases [missing] one concerning a collector of the last year's subsidy in the city of Exeter; the other about assessing the estates of Roman Catholics sold to Protestants and of such as were lately Non-Jurors but are since willing to take the oaths. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 440.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Francis Geary Esq. praying a commission of enquiry into certain lands alleged by him to be derelict and concealed in Cos. Somerset and Devon. Ibid., p. 441.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute William Hall as Controller of Customs in Milford port on the surrender of Morgan Powell gent. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 437.
Treasury reference to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes of the petition of Capt. James Moodie shewing that he sold the hulls of 2 prizes at a public sale at Scanderoon and Smyrna which prizes were taken by Capt. Rigby and bought by Mr. Cha. Gibson for his [Capt. Rigby's] use, who when he came to pay for same stopped a third part as due to him and his ship's company by Act of Parliament as Captain: and when the ships came home "they" seized the same, for which reason petitioner was arrested in an action of 6000l. until he could sell the two prizes; which he could not do but was necessitated to give bond for the whole value which amounted to 470l. 4s. 0d.: that he offered to pay the tenths and other two-thirds but "they" insist to have the whole of petitioner's bond "unless your Lordships will be pleased to order us to deduct what is due to the said Capt. Rigby as captain": therefore praying the Treasury Lords' order to the Prize Officers to take the said two thirds with the tenth which are due [respectively] to the King and the Navy Treasurer [for the chest] at Chatham and to allow the captor's third according to Act of Parliament. Reference Book VII, p. 274.
June 3.Treasury warrant dormant in the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 10l. per an. to Richard Evans gent. as searcher of Milford Haven port. Money Book XIV, p. 79.
Money warrant for 40l. to John Winter gent. sheriff of the town and county of Southampton for the year ended 1696 Sept. 29 for an overpayment on his account as such, arising by a payment to persons for apprehending a clipper of the coin. (Money order dated June 7 hereon). Ibid., p. 80. Order Book IV, p. 458.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Postmasters General to pay the annuity or yearly pension of 200l. granted to Isaac Manley Esq. during the life of his father John Manley Esq. Money Book XIV, p. 80.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the purveyors of the Horse Guards and innkeepers of Westminster praying payment of the money due to them from the Earl of Oxford's Regiment. What sum is so due and for what time ? Out Letters (General) XV, p. 441.
Same to the late Contractors for the Hearthmoney. In reply to your petition praying to be heard and that the process issued against you may be stopped, my Lords do not think fit to recall the same unless you forthwith consent to try the issue. Process was directed against you upon a full hearing by counsel on both sides. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Harrison as waiter and searcher at Winderham, a member of Berwick port, loco Nicholas Archbold deceased.
Thomas Wilden as waiter and searcher at Poulton and to officiate for the patent searcher as his deputy loco Joseph Key deceased.
James Smith (collector at Chichester) to be removed to be collector at Deal loco James Whitwood. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 435, 439.
Treasury reference to Mr. Ryley of the petition of Francis Dorington (Dorrington), keeper of Hanger Lodge in Whittlewood Forest, praying repair thereof at a cost of 4 tons of timber and 30l. in money. Reference Book VII, p. 274.
June 3.Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Boteler shewing that he became bound for about 1479l. 5s. 7d. for Samuell Allen of London merchant who failed; therefore praying to compound the bond after the rate of 6d. in the £. Ibid., p. 275.
Same to same of the petition of John Blake of London merchant shewing that having his ship cast away he was foret for safety and in distress to man her contrary to the Act of Navigation: therefore praying restoration of her, forasmuch as she was English built. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Commissioners of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Dame Frances O'Neile the widow and of Rose, Mary, Elizabeth and Anne her daughters, children of Sir Neale O'Neale for the better securing to them of a rent charge "out of the said estate." Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 415.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for the levying of a tally purporting the payment by Sir John Germaine of 1895l. for his baronetcy fee: as by the privy seal of May 26 last supra p. 332. Money Book XIV, p. 81.
[?]Treasury allowance of the salary bill, detailed, of the Hawkers and Pedlars Office (the Commissioners &c. for Licensing Hawkers and Pedlars) for the half year 1697 Nov. 17 to 1698 May 17: total 445l. Ibid., p. 82.
June 4.Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the office of Havenor of the Duchy of Cornwall in order to a new lease thereof to John Worth for 99 years terminable on the lives of John Worth, Thomas Herle and Robert Corker: at the former rent of 30l. per an. and fine of 1600l.
Prefixing: (a) said Worth's petition for same ut supra p. — (b) said Surveyor General's report thereon. I reported in Sept. last on the petition of Nicholas Morice for this office and rated a fine of 1600l. but he refused it. I still consider the lease deserves such a fine. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 70.
[?]Entry of the Treasury Lords' subscription of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to John Wolley of divers lands and tenements in Co. Cardigan parcel of the lands and tenements of David Oliver extended for debt: at a rent of 2s. 2d. per an. and fine of 4s. 4d. Ibid.
June 7.Money order for 94l. 4s. 0½d. to Tho. Hardy Esq., sheriff of Dorset for the year ended 1696 Sept. 29, for an overpayment in his shrievalty account arising by payments for arresting three highwaymen. (Money order dated June 8 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 82. Order Book IV, p. 459.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 12l. per an. to Charles Villiers Esq. as one of the two searchers of Gravesend port.
Thomas Chiffinch the like salary as one of the said two searchers there. Money Book XIV, pp. 86, 87.
June 7.Money warrant for 20l. to the schoolmaster of Southwell School for 2 years to 1698 Lady day on an ancient perpetuity of 10l. per an. Money Book XIV, p. 99.
Money order for 200l. to Sir Salathiell Lovell for Easter, Trinity, Michaelmas and Hilary terms 1697 as one of the Justices of Chester. Order Book IV, p. 461.
Same for 250l. to Sir Joseph Jekyll for Michaelmas and Hilary terms 1697 as Chief Justice of Chester. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Sawle, clerk, praying payment of 30l. or 40l. in part of the arrears due to him as Chaplain in Col. Stanley's Regiment. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 441.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas, Lord Wharton shewing that one Hugh Watson whom he employed to manage his affairs and lead works in the north did get together a considerable quantity of lead and sent it off to Holland and afterwards withdrew himself thither; since which time a ship of the said Watson's coming to Newcastle the petitioner has laid hands on her and entered and paid the Duties but upon some question on the Navigation Act the officers there have laid their hands on her likewise: therefore praying that the ship may be delivered and a noli prosequi entered as to the King's part in the seizure. Reference Book VII, p. 275.
Same to same of the petition of Roger Laming to the King shewing that for many years he has been a hoyman between Margate and London; that in Oct. 1693 one Child, "then an officer there" put on board petitioner's vessel some goods to be carried to London, which goods on arrival proved to be French silk and lace and were seized and condemned in the Exchequer Court: "that there is a verdict against him for 760l."; that the goods were put on board without his privity by petitioner's servant and he had no more for carrying same than for other carriage and if the fine be levied 'twill be his utter ruin: therefore praying that the Attorney General may enter satisfaction upon the said judgment. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of 3 tenements, parcel of the manor of Bonyalva and Duchy of Cornwall (now in lease to Mary Rose and upon her surrender): in order to a lease thereof to Isaac Garner for 99 years terminable on 3 lives: at the old rents and fine of 80l.
Prefixing: (a) note of said Garner's petition. (b) said Surveyor General's report on said petition. The premises were granted to Mary Ross, spinster, by Exchequer lease 1686–7 Mar. 10 see supra Cal. Tr. Bks. Vol. VIII p. 572 viz. Kekewich's three tenements (valued to her at 40l. per an.) and 2 other tenements (valued to her at 23l. per an.). The first three are not now worth above 35l. per an. and the other two not above 20l. per an. As petitioner and Mris. Ross live in London 'tis no wonder if their lands have been impoverished by their tenant or agent in Cornwall. I rate the exchange of lives at 100l. fine unless regard be had of Garner's misfortune, he having lent more money thereon than he can sell it for and has lately lost the life [term] of Kekewich "who being committed to Newgate for coining, made away with himself there." Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 71–2.
June 8.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated Kensington to the Earl of Ranelagh, as Paymaster of the Forces, to take off the respits on Major John Lowther's Company in the Regiment of Col. Edward Dutton Colt amounting to 272l. 19s. 8d. as follows; and in pursuance thereof in making out the debentures for the pay of said Regiment to compute the pay of the said Company complete according to the establishment from 1 Sept. 1692 to 31 August 1695 notwithstanding any muster rolls wanting for that time: all on the petition of Sir William Lowther, father and administrator to the said Major Lowther.
Appending: schedule of the said respits on the said Company: (total 272l. 19s. 8d.). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 508.
Royal sign manual for 350l. to Paul Foley for 70 days March 30 last to June 8 inst. on his allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons. (Money warrant dated June 10 hereon). (Money order dated June 10 hereon). Ibid., p. 509, Money Book XIV, p. 83, Order Book IV. p. 460.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 3000l. to Charles, Duke of Shrewsbury, Secretary of State, for Secret Service.
[The money warrant and money order hereon are not entered: see infra under date 1698 Dec. 2 and 10.] King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 509.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to the Mayor and Burgesses of Newcastle-on-Tyne of the office of Tronor and Peisor of the port of the said town and the members and creeks thereto belonging for the lives of William Davyson of Grays Inn gent., (son of Timothy Davyson late of Newcastle-on-Tyne merchant deceased), William Ramsey of Newcastle merchant and Robert Tod of Kenton Co. Northumberland: with a clause that the Corporation shall not constrain any person to weigh his goods at the public scale: the said Corporation having represented that the said office is now void and in the gift of the Crown and that though they built the houses and warehouses where the said office is kept the persons who lately had the office have nevertheless exacted great Duties which tended to enhance the price of commodities to the great discouragement of trade and have therefore prayed a grant of the office to the intent that all the King's subjects trading to the said port may be freed from the said inconveniences: to which petition the Customs Commissioners offer no objection. Ibid., p. 510.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 1200l. per an. to Francis Bond, President of the Council of the Island of Barbados, to wit for the period during which he took upon him the execution of that government on the death of Col. Francis Russell late Captain General and Governor of said island until the date of the commission to Ralph Grey the present Governor thereof: to be paid out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty there: all by reason that by the King's instructions only a moiety of said salary is allowed to the Commander-in-Chief during the absence of the Governor but the said Bond has represented that he maintained the dignity of that government under great difficulties in time of war and mortality at his own great expense and charge much above what the said [moiety] allowance will come to, and the neglect of his own private affairs and the impairing both of his health and estate. King's Warrant Book, pp. 511–12.
June 8.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a same for 50,000l. to Edward Nicholas Esq., as imprest for the allowances established for the servants of the late Queen Consort and for other necessary and contingent charges or allowances. [The privy seal hereon bears date June 23]. Ibid., p. 512.
Royal sign manual for the following payments: as royal bounty: out of any unappropriated money in the Receipt.
to Edward Howard Esq.50l.
to William Fanshaw Esq.50l.
to Ann Fitzharrey Esq.50l.
to Henry Bulstrode Esq. out of 2 fines (one of 50l. on James Avelin and one of 20l. on Francis Cooling at the Sussex Assizes for breaking open the stable of Sir Henry Goring and cutting the hocks of a horse in the same)70l.
(Money warrant dated June 21 hereon). (Money order dated June 21 hereon). Ibid., p. 513. Money Book XIV, p. 87. Order Book IV, p. 461.
Money warrant for 87l. 10s. 0d. to Robert Wosely Esq. for a bill of extraordinaries for two quarters ended 1696 March 3 (new style) as Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector of Bavaria. (Money order dated June 21 hereon).
Appending: said bill dated Brussels April 4 new style as allowed 1696 April 6 by Secretary the Duke of Shrewsbury, except the first article thereof.
£s.d.
for Exchequer fees on two quarters' ordinary to 1695 Dec. 33000
for postage of letters received ord[inarily] franked4000
for intelligence4000
for pens, ink, paper and wax7100
Money Book XIV, p. 85. Order Book IV, p. 463.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 5000l. to the Earl of Portland on the unsatisfied order in his name for the Privy Purse: to be issued out of the 5000l. which shall be lent by Thomas Hall upon credit of the Exchequer in General for the service of the Civil List. Disposition Book XIV, p. 222.
Same to same to issue 500l. to Francis De la Rue out of such money as shall be paid into the Exchequer by Maurice Rockland [sic for Bockland] for the fine of a lease. Ibid., p. 223.
June 8.Same to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes to report on the enclosed petition and papers [missing] of Capt. Thomas Warren, Commander of the King's ship Windsor, relating to a small prize he took and carried into Cadiz and delivered to the Consul there. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 442.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Capt. Mitchell who was Receiver General [of Taxes] in Gloucestershire in 1692. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing the petition [missing] of Robert Shelmerdine. My Lords recommend him for such employment in the Coal Duties as you find him "fit for, and, if it may be, in or near London where his family is." Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Whitwood, collector of Customs at Deal, shewing that the said Commissioners have lately suspended him and restored the surveyor who was accused of the same crime which was that he had beat and discouraged one of the tidesmen in a seizure he had made: which petitioner denies because many boatmen and tidesmen had possession of the seizure: that he has been surveyor and collector for 14 years and never committed a questionable act: "that whereas the Commissioners have proposed that Mr. Ja. Smith, collector of Chichester, might be removed to the petitioner's collection and him to Mr. Smith's, prays to be disposed either way as to their Lordships shall seem meet." Reference Book VII, p. 276.
Same to same of the memorial of William Hunt shewing that by order of the Treasury Lords the rents of Michaell Wicks were ordered to be stopped till he had made out his account with the King which account was referred to [by] the Barons of the Exchequer to Mr. Eden; that notwithstanding the said order Wickes still receives his said rents and maintains a suit with the King with the money and has not yet made up his accounts: therefore praying Treasury direction herein. Ibid.
Same to Sir Thomas Trevor, Attorney General, of the petition of Charles, Earl of Carlisle, shewing that he had a considerable debt upon Sir John Fenwick's estate before the forfeiture thereof by his attainder: therefore praying a privy seal to enable him to sue for the said forfeited estate, to pay his said debt out of it and to be accountable to the King for the balance. Ibid.
Same to Samuell Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Sir Robert Davers for a new 60 years' lease of a piece of ground with an old gallery and other ruinous buildings thereon near the Duchy House in the Strand with an addition of six foot in breadth to be taken out of the Stable Yard. Ibid., p. 277.
Treasury warrant for satisfaction, by record of surplusage, of the surplus of 11l. 5s. 0d. standing on the account of John Ponsonby Esq. sheriff of Cumberland for the year ended 1696 Sept. 29: to be satisfied out of the remain or debit of the like amount standing on the account of Isaac Wollaston Esq. sheriff [of Co. Leicester] for the year ended 1697 Sept. 29.
Prefixing: extracts from the Great Roll of the Pipe of said surplusage and said remain certified by Peter Prowle, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 72.
[? June 8.]Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to William Longueville Esq. of several lands and tenements in Co. Suffolk being lands of Sir Cæsar Wood alias Cranmer Kt. outlaw: at a rent of 4l. 9s. 0d. per an. and fine of 8l. 18s. 0d. Ibid., p. 73.
June 8.Treasury warrants to the Principal Officers and Commissioners for Prizes to appoint John, George and Robert Maxwell to be joint agents for Prizes in the island of Providence: to be rewarded according to the merit of their services, without any standing salary: the said Commissioners having been lately informed of some prizes that have been brought into the said island, where there have been no agents yet appointed.
Charles Thomas and Talbot Edwards as agents for all prize ships and goods brought into the island of Barbados since the beginning of the late war; it being represented that several prizes have been carried thither and disposed of, of which no account has as yet been rendered.
George Heathcote and Josiah Heathcote as agents for prizes at Jamaica: the said Commissioners having represented by their memorial of May 31 last that there hath yet been no account rendered to them by their agents in Jamaica of any prizes brought into that island. Ibid.
Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated Kensington, to the Lords Justices Ireland to order the payment of 1124l. 3s. 35/8d. to Lawrence Stanyon in repayment of an overpayment on the account made up by Edward Richbell, deceased, and the said Stanyan on behalf of themselves and the rest of their partners in the late farm of the revenues of Ireland all ut supra p. 302–3: the late Lords Justices of England having directed such a repayment as above ut ibid but no part of the said sum having yet been paid. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 416.
June 9.Same to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay Theodor Randue, Housekeeper in Windsor Castle, the additional allowance of 57l. 16s. 8d. per an. from 1698 Lady Day to make up his present salary 320l. per an.: he having represented that the daily expense he is at in keeping servants and buying of necessaries as mops, brooms, pails, tubs, scrubbing brushes and several other things used by them in looking after the said Castle, together with the taxes and other charges, exceeds the present yearly allowance of 262l. 3s. 4d. by above 40l. per an. and that he hath no other wages nor board wages. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 3.
Money warrant for 200l. to Sir Robert Killigrew for half-a-year to 1697 Sept. 29 on his pension. (Money order dated June 16 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 83. Order Book IV, p. 462.
June 9.Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to pay 2350l. to the Duchess of Cleveland for half-a-year to 1695 June 24 on her annuity of 4700l. Money Book XIV, p. 83.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1500l. to me [Lowndes] on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service: out of loans remaining in the Exchequer for the uses of the Civil List.
And 500l. to Henry Baker out of the like loans (in the margin: 319l. 5s. 6½d. [paid hereon] July 1). Disposition Book XIV, p. 223.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the additional gunners in the citadel of Plymouth; praying their arrears of pay, they being lately disbanded. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 443.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Maurice Bocland of premises ut supra Tr. Cal. X, p. 663 (being the Manor of Shepton Mallet Co. Somerset) for 31 years at the ancient rent of 40l. 13s. 9d. per an. and fine of 500l.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 74–79.
June 10.Money warrant for 53l. 6s. 8½d. to Jno. Bagshaw Esq., late Sheriff for Co. Derby, for an overpayment in his shrievalty account arising by payments for apprehending 2 counterfeiters. (Money order dated June 28 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 84. Order Book IV, p. 465.
Same for 26l. 5s. 9d. to William Lea, late Sheriff for Co. Worcester, for like overpayment arising by payments for apprehending a highway robber. (Money order dated June 28 hereon). Money Book IV, p. 84. Order Book IV, p. 466.
Same for 21l. 7s. 7½d. to Stephen Rothwell Esq., late Sheriff of Co. Lincoln, for like overpayment arising by payments for the arrest of 2 counterfeiters. (Money order dated June 28 hereon). Money Book IV, p. 86. Order Book IV, p. 465.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to imprest 1000l. to each of the Colonels of the two Marine Regiments upon account of subsistence to the said Regiments: out of Exchequer Bills remaining in the Navy Treasurer's hands arising by the sale of Malt Lottery tickets. Disposition Book XIV, p. 223.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords are informed that the Dutch ship Paradice was lately cast away on the Goodwin Sands and that several parcels of wine were saved out of her, whereof the King's share amounts to 1400l. Give my Lords an account hereof. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 443.
Same to same for an account of all such seizures whereof the King's part is not yet paid into the Exchequer and how much the King's share thereof amounts to. Ibid.
June 10.William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests for a state of the debt owing by the late Lord Griffin on his accounts as late Treasurer of the Chamber. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 443.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Rudolph Knipe et al shewing that their ship the Fortune of Narva was seized on pretence of the Navigation Act: therefore praying remission of the King's share of the forfeiture. Reference Book VII, p. 276.
June. 14.William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mary Smith, widow of Hugh Smith praying payment of 151l. 16s. 8d. due to him as an Ensign in Col. Mordaunt's Regiment. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 444.
June 16.Regulation, under the King's sign manual, of the subsistence for the Company of Foot which is to remain in Newfoundland: to commence from 1698 Sept. 1 or from the date of the formation of the Company in case it can be formed before Sept. 1 (to the Lieutenant 3s. 6d. a day as money and to the Ensign 2s. 6d. a day in money, "the provisions they shall receive, to be shortned upon this subsistence"; 2s. a day in money and 1s. 6d. in provisions for the 3 serjeants; 8d. a day in money and 1s. a day in provisions for the 2 drummers; 7s. 2d. a day in money and 1l. 1s. 6d. a day in provisions for the 43 privates being 2d. a day in money and 6d. a day in provisions for each of them: total Regulation 16s. 10d. a day in money and 1l. 5s. 6d. a day in provisions). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 531.
[?]A schedule, under the King's sign manual, of the distribution of money to the officers and soldiers in Newfoundland on account of their arrears, to 1st Sept. 1698.
for the Company to be formed there:
£
to the Lieutenant30
to the Ensign25
to each of the 3 serjeants 10l.30
to each of the 5 corporals and drums 6l.30
to each of the 43 privates 3l.129
£244
and for such other officers and soldiers as shall be present at Newfoundland and are intended to be disbanded:£s.d.
to Lieut.-Col. Handaside for himself3000
to each Captain1500
to each Lieut. and Ensign7100
to each serjeant1100
to each corporal and drummer100
to each private soldier150
The remainder after such distribution is to be deposited in the hands of the Commissary of the Stores to be issued to the company for subsistence as directed by the [above] Regulation according to their effective numbers from time to time; and in case any incident charges be accruing for the Company such as fire and candle for the guards or otherwise the King allows that the same be paid out of the remainder of the money allotted for the subsistence; provided the same do not exceed 50l. for one year from Sept. 1 next. Ibid., pp. 531–2.
[? June 16.]William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh. The Council of Trade have represented to the Treasury that Capt. Norris, Commander of the squadron bound for Newfoundland, is ready to depart and that it is convenient that the money ordered to be sent thither should be put into his hands. Please pay him 1000l. for the uses intended, out of moneys in your hands for the use of the Forces.
They have also represented that a year's provisions for the soldiers there hath been sent by the Victualling Commissioners and no persons appointed to take care of the distribution thereof. Please appoint — Huxford (whom the Master of the Ordnance has commissioned to take care of the ammunition and stores of war) to be Commissary and Storekeeper of the said provisions. Disposition Book XIV, p. 224.
June 16.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Littlehales shewing that he served the late Queen as footman until her decease; that he is very poor and out of employ: therefore praying to be a riding surveyor to prevent owlers on the coast of Sussex and Kent. The Commissioners are to present him for such employ as he is fit for. Reference Book VII, p. 277.
Same to Mr. Clayton of the petition of Capt. Charles Edwards shewing that his pocket being picked of four Exchequer Bills for 5l. each he went to Sir Robert Howard's Office and entered a caveat to stop them if offered for payment there and two of them are since actually stopped there: therefore praying an order to the Auditor of the Receipt to deliver him the said two Bills on his affidavit that they are two of the stolen Bills. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the memorial of the Commissioners for the Capitation Tax for Westminster, setting forth the extraordinary services of William May and John Jones, as messengers in carrying out of summons to the said Commissioners: praying something for their relief. Ibid.
June 21.Money warrant for 500l. to Henry Baker, as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated June 24 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 87. Order Book IV, p. 462.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 12l. per an. to Robert Lewis Esq. as searcher in Lynn Regis port:
William Hall gent the fee or salary of 10l. per an. as Comptroller of Milford port. Money Book XIV, pp. 87–88.
Treasury warrant to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in account 2024l. 3s. 5d. to Thomas Hall Esq., who is employed as assistant to the Master and Worker of his Majesty's Mints; being the sum directed to be issued to him by the privy seal of Nov. 25 last supra p. 156 out of the Duties on Houses, as imprest to be disposed of for the service of the Mints as the Treasury Lords should direct; and was intended to repay to him the like sum by him paid to several persons for the reward of 6d. per ounce for divers small quantities of plate and clipped moneys brought into the Mint at Chester to be coined. Ibid., p. 88.
June 21.Treasury warrant to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, to pay 350l. 9s. 6d. to persons as below for damages committed by the Czar and his retinue at the house they resided in at Deptford viz.
£s.d.
to John Evelyn for damage to the house (107l. 7s. 0d.) and to the gardens (55l.)16270
to John Benbow [tenant of the said house under Evelyn] for damage to his goods 133l. 2s. 6d. as estimated by Jos. Sewell of the King's Removing Wardrobe, and for 14 weeks' rent 25l.15826
to — Russell in recompence for his house where the Guards were kept, "being almost entirely ruined"3000
£35096
Money Book XIV, p. 89.
Same dormant to the Auditor and to the Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall for payment of the fee or salary of 50l. per an. to Francis Pengelly as Attorney General of said Duchy. Ibid.
Money warrant for 15l. to John Holland in lieu of the like sum due to him for the half-year ended at Xmas 1696 on the survivorship ut supra p. 346. Memorandums of the said payment are hereby to be made on the said Holland's order and in the books of entries of payments of annuities on survivorship. (Money order dated June 27 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 91. Order Book IV, p. 463.
Same for 40l. to John Ponsonby Sheriff for Co. Cumberland for the year ended 1696 Sept. 29; being so much paid by him for apprehending Matthew Collin a clipper. (Money order dated June 28 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 92. Order Book IV, p. 463.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the President &c. of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, praying to be relieved in the sum of 945l. 8s. 0d. due to them for maintaining and curing several soldiers belonging to the Regiments as therein mentioned, which they allege the officers and agents of the said Regiments defer paying. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 443.
Same to the Attorney General. By the will of Sir William Williams several estates are given to the King in remainder. Take care that the will be proved per testes in the Exchequer Court so that it may remain of record there for the better security of the King's title and for preserving the estate from wastes and spoils. Ibid., p. 444.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the house of the Swedish Ambassador (who is returning home) in order to view his goods. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Justices of Peace for Basingstoke in Co. Southants. It is represented to us that in Basingstoke Town and Division regard has not been had to the survey made by Mr. Ryves for the duty on Houses &c. ut supra p. 337. Ibid., p. 445.
June 21.The like letter to the Mayor and Justices of the Peace for the borough of Orford, in view of their disregard of the similar survey made by Mr. Carter. Ibid., p. 445.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Major Golstein relating to the sum of 618l. 9s. 7d. which he alleges to have lent to Capt. Kirke for the services of the disbanded Troopers of Rechteren's and Steenbock's Regiments. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Twelves as collector at Wisbech in Lynn port loco John Arden who quits the service.
Thomas Wenman as searcher and inspector of linen at Yarmouth loco Thomas Pye deceased.
William Boats as tidesman at Liverpool loco Samuel Runcheon deceased.
John Lutterell to be established as a preventive officer at Start Point in Bridgwater port in the quality of waiter and searcher and to be assistant to the boatmen, at 15l. per an.: and further that 10l. be established for the collector's clerk there by reason of the increase of trade and business in that port.
Christopher Atwell (waiter and searcher at Combwich in Bridgwater port), John Webb and Joseph Morse to be established as tidesmen in Bridgwater port at 25l. per an. each: and John Forrest as waiter and searcher and to command the boatmen at Combwich loco the said Attwell at 25l. per an.: and George Curson as landwaiter in Bridgwater port at 40l. per an. all by reason of the abovesaid increase of trade. Out Letters (Customs) XV, pp. 439–440.
Same to same to establish a vessel as proposed by the officers of Falmouth for the better guard of that part of the coast, with a commander, four men and a boy.
Appending: establishment for said vessel (total 200l. per an.; Richard Upton commander, John Ellyott mate). Ibid., p. 441.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Jarman et al shewing that three ships of theirs laden with coals from Newcastle were seized for non-payment of the Duties directed by a late Act of Parliament; that being seafaring men they were wholly ignorant of the said Act but so soon as they knew of it they complied with it: therefore praying discharge of their ships, they having paid the Duty. Reference Book VII, p. 277.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Isaac Garner (to Edward Trelawney, clerk, at the nomination of said Garner) of premises ut supra p. 352–3 (being tenements in West Bonyalva) for 99 years terminable on the lives of Elizabeth the wife and Darel the son of Edward Trelawney and of John Lany: at the rent of 5l. 0s. 8d. and fine of 80l.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 74, 91.
June 21.Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Worth, Thomas Herle and Robert Corker of premises ut supra p. 351 (being the Office of Havenor of the Duchy of Cornwall) for 99 years terminable on the lives of the said Worth, Johanna wife of the said Herle and Rebecca, wife of the said Corker: at 30l. per an. rent and fine of 1600l.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. [In this docquet the name of Worth incorrectly appears as North.]
In the margin: memorandum of a Treasury order dated 1698 August 10 for substituting the names of the said two wives in place of their husbands. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 75, 110.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Hugh Rowley Esq. praying to be considered for his great losses services and sufferings in the late troubles in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 417.
June 22.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated Kensington, to the Treasury Lords, for 200l. each to John Smith and Thomas Cutler gent.: without account: to defray the charge of their voyage to the King's dominions in America in order to discover and make trial of a rich silver mine there according to a proposal made by them to the Committee for Trade and Navigation [Plantations] which has been laid before the King. (Money warrant dated June 28 hereon). (Money order dated June 30 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 515. Money Book XIV, p. 98. Order Book IV, p. 470.
Same to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber to pay to Charles, Lord Ossulston, his heirs &c., all moneys due or to become due quarterly on the yearly rent of 400l. (without deductions for taxes or other defalcation whatsoever) for the two years' lease granted by him to the Crown by indenture dated 1697–8 Feb. 1 of the messuage or tenement on the east side of St. James's Square in the parish of St. James's and the outhouses, gardens, coach houses, stables and other appurtenances in his possession. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 517.
Money warrant for 5876l. 7s. 6d. to Henry D'Nassau, Master of the Horse: without account: for such uses and services relating to the stables as by the privy seal of 1689 August 22: and is for the year commencing 1697–8 Jan. 1. (Money order dated June 28 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 90. Order Book IV, p. 463.
Same for 2500l. to same as imprest for providing horses and geldings for his Majesty's service for the year commencing 1697 Sept. 29. (Money order dated June 28 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 90. Order Book IV, p. 463.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for the issue of 305l. 8s. 3½d. to William Lowndes on the unsatisfied order in his name for secret service: to be by tallies on John Ford and John Thorpe for the King's moiety of a seizure made by them muslins, borax &c. condemned in Hilary term last. Money Book XIV, p. 90.
June 22.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 100l. 2s. 1d. to Thomas Lloyd, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Works: to be issued out of loans in the Receipt for the Civil List: and is intended to be paid over to Symon D'Brienne for so much expended by him 1694–5 Jan. 1 to 1697 July 28 in repairing the King's stables at Kensington. (Same to said Lloyd to so pay same to Brienne). Disposition Book XIV, p. 224.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of widows whose husbands and sons were lost in the Hampshire, praying payment of the arrears due to them at the time of their death. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 446.
Same to the Surveyor of the Works to report on the enclosed bills of Mr. Brienne, housekeeper [of the King's house] at Kensington, for repairs at the stables there from 1697 July 17 to 1698 April 30, together with an estimate for building for the King's bitmaker. Ibid.
June 23.Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 2485l. 10s. 0d. as follows out of the first money you shall receive at the Exchequer for the service of the Forces viz.
£s.d.
for 3 weeks' subsistence in advance to Brigadier Fairfax's Regiment, 4 weeks' to Col. Columbine's and 5 weeks' to Sir Bevill Granvill's to enable them to march and embark for Ireland1293150
for the charge of transporting the aforegoing Regiments, according to a memorial of the Transports Commissioners1191150
£2485100
Disposition Book XIV, p. 225.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1400l. to me [Lowndes] on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service: to be issued out of money which will be paid into the Exchequer for the King's moiety of the appraised value of wines seized in the ship Paradice:
and a further 2500l. [to me for secret service] out of such moneys as shall be brought into the Exchequer on account of seizures. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Russell shewing that he contracted with Fra Riggs of London merchant to go and fetch from Norway stores for the King's Navy, who covenanted to get for petitioner a protection from seizure provided his ship named the Fortune were manned according to the Navigation Act; which contract he performed by delivery of the goods at Portsmouth: but that John Wakefield seized his ship June 3 inst. at Portsmouth pretending it forfeited under the Navigation Act: therefore praying a non pros. Reference Book VII, p. 277.
June 24.Treasury warrant to the Receipt for a tally for the discharge of the baronetcy fee of 1095l. due from Sir John Buckworth as by the privy seal of May 31 last supra p. 348. Money Book XIV, p. 92.
June 24.Treasury warrant to all Commissioners, Comptrollers, Auditors &c. concerned to pay and allow to Thomas Bond after the rate of 1200l. per an. out of the Four-and-a-Half per cent. Duty for so long as he acted as Governor of Barbados in the interim between Francis Russell and Ralph Grey all as by the privy seal of the 23rd inst. ut supra pp. 353–4. Money Book XIV, p. 93.
Same dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. to Arnold Aram gent. as Customer of Gloucester port.
the salary of 8l. 13s. 4d. per an. to Job Dowle gent. as searcher of Gloucester port. Ibid., pp. 93, 94.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 350l. to Paul Foley (on the money warrant supra p. 353) out of loans in the Exchequer for the Civil List. Disposition Book XIV, p. 225.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to apply (out of any money in the Navy Treasurer's hands applicable to the head of wages) 8810l. to complete the pay of the ship Hampshire as by your letter of the 23rd inst. Ibid., p. 226.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report with all speed on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Victualling Commissioners relating to the William hoy, John Hugget master, seized and condemned at Sandwich. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 446.
Same to the Blathwayt to report on the enclosed account [missing] of contingent charges paid by Mr. Hill in his Office in Flanders for one year to 1697 Dec. 31. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to cause the King's process to go forwards for the seizing and extending the ship James of Brest: in order to the payment of the fine of 100l. as follows: it appearing that on 1697 Dec. 29 the Treasury Lords transmitted to the said Commissioners an order of the King in Council dated 1697 Nov. 25 for restoring to Philemon Coddan the said ship with her lading of wine, linen and paper (granted to him for his service in taking her out of Brest harbour) on his giving security to pay to the King the fine of 100l. due from him to the King (for which fine the said Commissioners had seized said ship): but the said Coddan has neglected to give such security and the vessel still remains in the King's hands at a great charge. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 444.
Same to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to the King's part of the information against James Amyden merchant, who according to the certificate given him by the East India Company entered outwards by certificate 300 pieces of Pelongs and Paunches containing 270 pounds weight of India wrought silk but which on shipment were 8 pieces (or 53 pounds weight) short of the entry outwards; he having thereupon taken out a letter of licence to compound with the officer who seized same and did actually pay the officer his third part [of the seizure] amounting to 63l. 5s. 4d.: the Customs Commissioners, on reference of the case, being unwilling to favour the passing a debenture in any case where there is even the least disagreement in quantity or value between the certificate cocquet and the goods shipped but being since informed that the goods are exported and the debenture saved to the King. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 77.
June 24.Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of a small parcel of land in the manor of Laverton formerly held by Warwick Bampfeild Esq., in order to a fresh lease thereof to Sir Henry Seymour bart. at the old rent of 20s. per an. and fine of 51l. viz. 21l. thereof for purchasing off the increased rent of 3l. per an. and 30l. for adding two new lives.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on said Seymour's petition for same. The premises were inter al granted to Henry Seymour in 1664. They are valued at the surveys at 13l. per an. but the old tenant having destroyed the woods thereon it is now reduced to 10l. per an. Ibid., p. 78.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to George Spry of premises ut supra Tr. Cal. XI, p. 275 (being woodland in the manor of Rillaton and Morcsk Co. Cornwall, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall) for 31 years from 1693 March 25: at 5l. per an. rent and fine of 50l.
Followed by: signature dated 1698–9 Jan. 6 by the Treasury Lords of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., p. 79, 149.
[?]Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Robert Needham of the lands and tenements of Walter Morgan in Co. Monmouth outlawed at the suit of Boniface Meddox: at the rent of 5s. per an. and fine of 10s. Ibid., p. 79.
June 24.Treasury constitution and appointment of Jonathan Durden as Surveyor of the Duties on Houses and of the Duties on Marriages &c. as by the Acts for the said Duties and as by the privy seal of 1697 April 30 ut supra Tr. Cal. XII, p. 122.
The like commission to Edward Corbet to be a surveyor of the said Duties loco Edward Pritchard whose commission is hereby superseded. Ibid., pp. 80–1.
Treasury commission to Samuell Atkinson, John Henley and Robert Davies to be Commissioners for Licensing Hawkers and Pedlars as by the Act 9 Wm. III c. 25; during the pleasure of the Treasury Lords. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 113–4.
The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland to report on the enclosed papers [missing] presented to us by Visc. Lanesborough relating to an arrear of Crown rent of 162l. 7s. 10½d. claimed out of his estate of Drumahaire Co. Leitrim, which, as he alleges, has been already paid by Brigadier Wynn. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 418.
June 25.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 87l. 10s. 0d. to Robert Woseley ut supra p. 354 out of loans in the Exchequer for the Civil List. Disposition Book XIV, p. 226.
June 25.The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland. The Earl of Albemarle has represented to the King that in the late grant to him of the forfeited estates of the late Lord Clare and of Redmund and Hugh Mullady greater rents are reserved to the Crown than were intended by the King's warrant for the said grant, the said Earl reserving only such rents as were payable thereout at the time they became forfeited; and has therefore prayed a patent to release and exonerate him from such overcharged rents. Please report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a warrant [to this end] transmitted to you by the King's command. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 418.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Mr. Corker against any grant of a debt due to the Crown from Lord Gormanstown in Ireland till said Corker be heard. Notice to be given to Mr. James Varey in St. James's Street. Caveat Book, p. 50.
June 28.Treasury allowance of the salary bill of the Excise Office for the quarter ended the 24th June inst. (total 5805l. 19s. 10d.) Money Book XIV, pp. 96–8.
Same of the Hackney Coaches [Office] salary bill for same quarter: (total 190l. 10s. 0d.) and likewise of the incidents bill for same quarter (total 109l. 7s. 0d.). Ibid.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Receipt to pay the salary of 1000l. per an. to Sir Jno. Blincowe Kt. as a Justice of Common Pleas. Ibid., p. 100.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of nine poor gentlemen late of his Majesty's Second Troop of Guards who are on the Establishment of Pensions in the said Earl's Office [of Paymaster of the Forces] at 1s. 6d. a day each, praying to be paid up equal with others upon the same establishment. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 447.
Treasury warrant to Sir Thomas Trevor, Attorney General, to enter a noli prosequi as to the King's part of the forfeiture of the English built ship John and Barbara, Francis Burton master, owned by John Bridge of London merchant et al and of the parcel of pitch on board owned by William Davenport merchant: the said ship having laded at Hamburg in April last for London with pipe staves and piece goods when the said pitch was laded for Davenport by Richard Beale of Hamburg before receipt of the instructions (sent through Mr. Blundell a merchant in London) countermanding the said lading of pitch on learning that the importation of pitch from Germany or the Netherlands on any pretence whatsoever was contrary to the Act of 14 Car. II, c. 11; and the master could not put out the pitch without unlading the ship which the merchants at Hamburg would not permit but told him the wind was fair and being down the river loaden for England if he did not sail they would protest against him and ruin him: wherefore the ship on arrival is seized by Charles Robertson an officer of London port. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 443–4.
June 28.Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to signify to the Tellers of the Receipt that for the better discovery of and for preventing the taking of any counterfeit Exchequer Bills they do not change any Exchequer Bills until they have been first proved in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt: all by reason that several such Bills do appear to have been counterfeited and that the discovery thereof hath been by proving them by the counterparts of the said Bills remaining in the said Auditor's Office. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 81.
Same to Sir Thomas Trevor, Attorney General, to enter a noli prosequi as to the King's part of the forfeiture of the ship Fortune of Narva, Jno. Russell master: it appearing from the petition of Rudolph Knipe and Meyer Berenbergh correspondents to and on behalf of Christopher Van Kocken, Johann Clayhills et al natives of Sweden and owners of the said ship, that the said master contrary to the orders of the owners and without their privity agreed with Francis Riggs to go with the said ship to Norway and there load on his account masts, timber boards and other naval stores for Portsmouth for the King's use; but on arrival she is seized as not being qualified as directed by the Navigation Act, being a Swedish ship owned and manned by Swedes: which petition is supported by the affidavits of Sir Benjamin Ayloff and Francis Collins that the said Ayloff (being empowered by the owners) did order the master to proceed in ballast to Narve, instead whereof the master engaged for the said voyage to Norway, which when Ayloff knew he discoursed the said master at the Exchange touching such irregular proceeding and made him sensible that the ship was not qualified for such voyage and offered to free him from an action by Riggs the freighter, whereupon the master promised to go to Narva and thereupon the said Ayloffe and Collins did make considerable insurance for the said master on the ship "from this port [London] to Narve," the premium of which insurance was totally lost by his going to Norway: on which grounds the Customs Commissioners conceive that the petitioners may deserve favour.
Followed by: Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners for the officer who seized to compound with the petitioners for his pretensions in the seizure. Ibid., pp. 83–5.
Same to same to enter a noli prosequi as to the King's part of the forfeiture of the ship Prudence laden by Hugh Watson in Holland with merchandise for Newcastle and of which Thomas, Lord Wharton has possessed himself &c. ut supra p. 352: the Customs Commissioners having reported that they instructed the officer at Newcastle not to interrupt the delivery of the said goods if the said Lord's agent should possess himself thereof and pay the duties; but that as the ship was forfeit by having a small parcel of prunes on board they were not solicitors to prevent the condemnation of the ship and she had been accordingly condemned: on which report the Treasury Lords are willing to gratify Lord Wharton as to a noli prosequi for the King's part "but will not intermeddle with the property of any persons therein." Ibid., pp. 85-6.
[? June 28.]Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant by Peregrine Bertie [Vice-Chamberlain of the Household] to Charles Godfrey, Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery to Sir Charles Cottrell Kt., Master of the Ceremonies of a chain and medal of the value of 350l. to be presented to Monsieur Behagell of Frankfort; and two medals of the value of 50l. each to be presented to Monsieur Anhorn and Monsieur Heidaggen of Switzerland; and a medal with a gold box to put it in of the value of 100l. to be delivered to Mr. Stepney, his Majesty's Envoy at the Court of Brandenburg. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 86.
June 28.The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Fra Brewster Kt. praying a lease of all the estate of Sir Valentine Brown commonly called Lord Kinmure and his son Sir Nicho Brown in Co. Kerry with the use of the woods. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 418.
June 29.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated Kensington to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to John Shales gent. of the office of Auditor of Crown Revenues in Cos. Salop, Stafford, Worcester, Hereford, Northampton, Warwick, Rutland, Leicester, Lancaster, Westmorland and Cumberland: with all fees and profits thereto belonging except the yearly annuity or salary of 200l. formerly belonging to the said office; which salary is hereby to cease and determine: all as amply &c. as Sir Jos. Seymour or other predecessor in said office. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 520.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans in the Exchequer for the Civil List: viz. 200l. to Sir Robert Killigrew; 50l. each to Edward Howard, William Fanshaw and Ann Fitzharry; 20l. to the Schoolmaster of Southwell School; 200l. to the Duchess of Buckingham; 40l. to the doorkeeper[s] of the House of Commons: total 610l. Disposition Book XIV, p. 226.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to attend my Lords at the Treasury this day week about the business relating to Mr. Nich. Green. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 447.
Same to the Attorney General to bring to my Lords your opinion this day week on the enclosed papers [missing] concerning Mr. Nicholas Green who was arrested at Dublin on an action brought against him in the King's name for fraudulently sending into France a ship laden with provisions on the King's account: together with the Victualling Commissioners' memorial relating thereto. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to procure a warrant to be signed by the King to authorise Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby, Paymasters of the Forces Ireland, to pay 1191l. 15s. 0d. to the Transportation Commissioners on account for the transport service. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John White praying some employment. Reference Book VII, p. 278.
June 30.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of loans in the Exchequer for the Civil List) 1000l. to the Earl of Bradford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Cofferer of the Household: for the service of the Household. Disposition Book XIV, p. 227.
June 30.Same to the Agents for Taxes for an account what is due to the Commissioners for the Capitation Tax. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 448.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the Marquis Miremont shewing that the Customs officers have seized two hogsheads of wine belonging to him which came over for his own use: therefore praying restoration of same on payment of duty. Reference Book VII, p. 278.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of John Tutchin late a clerk in the Victualling Office, shewing that at great pains and charges he improved the bloody pickle drained from the cask and bins which held the flesh in the said Office about 300l. per an. for the King's use: therefore praying some consideration for his service. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Capt. John Mitchell, Commander of his Majesty's fireship Saint Paul, praying a gratuity for seizing and securing papers on board several of the Swedes [ships] seized by Sir George Rook, by means whereof the greatest part of the said ships were condemned to the King. The Commissioners are to report what service is done by the petitioner in respect to the Customs. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Augustine Briggs, Receiver General of Taxes for part of Co. Norfolk, shewing that there has been a stop put to his Commission for the present 3s. Aid by reason of his being in arrear for last year's taxes which [arrear] was occasioned by one of his deputies making breach of his trust; that he has cleared great part of the said arrears: therefore praying to be admitted to take out his commission for this year's tax. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Cowley shewing that for near 20 years he has executed the office of collector of Excise at Durham and Newcastle; that the several reasons alleged for his dismissal were light and groundless: therefore praying to be restored if found innocent on examination. Ibid.