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July 1698, 1-15

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'Warrants etc: July 1698, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 13: 1697-1698 (1933), pp. 369-390. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82948 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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July 1698, 1-15

July 1.Treasury allowance of the 1698 June 24 quarter's salary bill of the Stamp Office: total 1227l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XIV, p. 98.
Treasury warrant to James Herbert, Receiver General of Prizes, to pay 50l. (out of the moneys arising by the King's share of prizes) to George Oxenden Dr. of Laws and Judge of the Court of Admiralty of the Cinque Ports: for half-a-year to 1698 Lady day on his fee or salary of 100l. per an. Ibid., p. 100.
Money warrant for 75l. to William Wekett for 1698 June 24 quarter on his allowance for his attendance and for incidents for the Treasury Office: and 5l. to John Hurst for same quarter for carrying letters. (Money order dated July 5 hereon.) Ibid., p. 101. Order Book IV, p. 464.
Same for 50l. to Rudolph Kien for same quarter on his salary as Closet Keeper to the King. Money Book XIV, p. 101.
July 1.Money warrant for 25l. to Nahum Tate for same quarter on his salary or allowance as Poet Laureat. Money Book XIV, p. 102.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Rymer for same quarter on his salary as Historiographer Royal. Ibid.
Same for 100l. 8s. 6d. to Thomas Ashurst Esq. being due to him on the foot of his account as sheriff for Co. Lancs. for the year ended 1694 Sept. 29 as certified by Reginald Marriott, late Deputy Auditor of Co. Lancs.: to be satisfied by levying tallies on Thomas Pullein Esq. late sheriff of Yorks. for the year ended 1697 Sept. 29. (Money order dated July 5 hereon). Ibid., p. 102. Order Book IV, p. 465.
Same for 82l. 1s. 1d. to William Murrall for the overpayment on his account as sheriff of Co. Stafford for the year ended 1697 Sept. 29, arising by his payments for the arrest of three clippers. (Money order dated July 12 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 103. Order Book IV, p. 468.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary bill of the Customs, London port, for the quarter ended June 24 last: total 5558l. 2s. 6d. for established salaries and 121l. 5s. 0d. for additional salaries, or 5679l. 7s. 0d. in all. Money Book XIV, p. 103.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to direct the collectors of the outports to pay the same quarter's salary bill of the outports, being 7038l. 16s. 3d. for established salaries and 570l. 15s. 0d. for additional salaries or 7609l. 11s. 3d. in all: as certified by Rowland Holt, Comptroller General of the Accounts of the Customs. Ibid., p. 104.
Same to same to pay 40l. to the officers of Portsmouth port concerned in preventing the running of a parcel of linen, the Custom whereof amounted to 342l. 15s. 7¼d. Ibid., p. 105.
Same to Edward Nicholas to pay 602l. 4s. 2d. as follows out of moneys imprested to him at the Receipt for his Majesty's service: being for a year's allowance in lieu of [Exchequer and other] fees &c. on moneys so imprested to said Nicholas as Treasurer to the late Queen: and is for one year to 1697 Xmas: viz.
£s.d.
Sir Robert Howard for himself and clerks [in the Auditor of the Receipt's Office]101
the late William Wardour and clerks [in the Clerk of the Pells Office]50
William Lowndes [for fees] at the Treasury50
Mr. Christopher Tilson for himself and other Clerks [in the Treasury Office]40
Edward Godfrey, bill for fees to the Tellers of the Exchequer on money received by said Nicholas and for disbursements for other fees and contingent charges to 1698 March 26237100
John Haley and Charles Bint for a year's allowance to 1698 Lady day, being employed in his Majesty's service for carrying the [Commons] votes and other businesses; as usually allowed viz. 60l. 16s. 8d. each121134
£60042
Ibid., p. 106.
July 1.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Lowndes] 1500l. on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service: to be issued out of moneys of the Four-and-a-Half per cent Duties. Disposition Book XIV, p. 227.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report (with Mr. Fox) on the enclosed petition [missing] of Hester Walker widow praying payment of 280l. 15s. 0d. due to her for provisions furnished to several Regiments in Ireland during the late war there. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 448.
Same to Mr. Yard to insert in next Monday's Gazette an advertisement that the Malt [Lottery] tickets and benefits contained in the 25 first payments by lot amounting to 10,000l. besides interest and benefits are now in course of payment and will be paid on demand at the [Lottery Ticket] Office near the Exchequer; the interest thereon ceasing from the time of the first notice given at the said Office. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the proprietors the wines salved out of the ship Paradice lately cast away on the Goodwin Sands, they having this day paid into the Exchequer 1425l. 9s. 2d. for the King's moiety of the appraised value thereof. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 442.
Same to same to employ Ralph Porter as waiter and searcher at Scarborough loco Cornelius Fish deceased. Ibid.
Treasury order to same revoking and determining the Treasury warrant of 1689 June 8 supra Cal. Treasury Books vol. IX, p. 152–3 for passing, Customs free inwards and outwards, provisions of war from Holland, Scotland and Ireland for his Majesty's service together with the necessaries of the persons attending same: all by reason that the war is now determined. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of the widows of 10 seamen cast away in the Owner's Love, a fireship; praying that the said ship may be paid off as the Hampshire has been, which was lost at the same time. Reference Book VII, p. 278.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of premises ut supra Tr. Cal. XII, p. 341 (being 2 tenements in the manor of Stratton Sanctuary) in order to a lease thereof to Thomas Phillips for 2 lives in reversion for the first tenement at 26s. 8d. rent and fine of 50l.; and for 3 lives for the last tenement and premises thereto at 16s. 8d. rent and a fine of 80l.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on Phillips' petition for same. Petitioner holds the first tenement for the life of Susannah his daughter. It is valued at 12l. per an. The second tenement is fallen in hand, consists of but 3 acres and 4 old houses and in the surveys is valued at 9l. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 92.
July 1.Treasury letters patent (by virtue of the privy seal of 1689 May 23 supra Tr. Cal. vol. IX, p. 136) appointing Robert Humphreys (Humfrys) of the Inner Temple London gent, (sworn deputy to Anthony Parsons Esq. one of the seven Auditors of the Revenue for several years past) to audit, state and engross the accounts of the revenue arising by King's or Queen's Fines for purchasing writs of Covenant: the accounts of which revenue have been usually taken by one of the said seven auditors. Ibid., p. 87.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of 6 out of 7 old houses in Rochester ut supra p. 288 in order to a lease thereof to William Lavender for 31 years at the rent of 6s. 8d. and fine of 20l.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on Lavender's petition for same. He alleges they were built before the first Dutch war for laying stores in but for 30 years have not been used nor any profit made thereof and are so far out of repair that it will cost 200l. to make them fit for any use. The Victualling Commissioners inform me that one great storehouse of 120 foot long and 26 foot deep is in repair and serviceable to the Victualling and cannot be parted with. The other six are small tenements 100 foot in front and 26 foot deep "which are said to be employed in the late Holland wars for an hospital for sick and wounded seamen and since that, the poor inhabitants of Rochester (these houses being situated on the back side of the city) have sheltered themselves therein without paying any rent" as is certified by the Victualler's Agent Mr. Rowland Crisp of Chatham. When repaired they will not yield above 18l. per an. [in all]. The said Commissioners also certify that on the 15th May 1697 there was paid to the petitioner [Lavender] 600l. in Exchequer Bills for several warrants due to him and on the 8th of June 1600l. in salt tallies for several warrants amounting to 1360l. (240l. being allowed for the 15 per cent. discount) and "that though some persons that had salt tallies at that time did make advantage of them by putting them into the Bank yet they are apt to think that the petitioner's condition was then so streight and his creditors so fierce upon him that he might sell them to loss." He alleges he sold the tallies for 740l. In view of which loss I advise a fine of 100l. Ibid., pp. 88–9.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland enclosing the petition [missing] of Capt. Henry Smithwick. Believing his case and circumstances to be very hard my Lords earnestly recommend you to put him into the first fit employment in the revenue, Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 419.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Mr. Pulteney on behalf of the borough of Hastings for which he is a member [of Parliament] that the said borough claims the fines imposed on Jarvis Cooper and John Boykeet, who were tried at Hastings for beating the Customs officers and on 4 others who were tried at Lewes for the same fact. Notice to be given to Mr. Pulteney before any disposition be made of the said fines. Caveat Book, p. 50.
July 2.Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of John Cox, servant to the [Privy] Council Chamber in the Cockpit for above 21 years, that no grant pass of the place of one of the keepers of the said Chamber to Benj. Coling or any other until he be heard, he having a reversionary grant thereof. Ibid.
[?]Same of a same on behalf of Chidley Brook Esq. his Majesty's Receiver and Collector of Revenues in New York, that nothing pass at the Treasury to revoke his patent till he be heard by his agent here. Notice to be given to Mr. Francis Annesly at his chambers in the Temple in Mitre Court Buildings. Ibid.
July 4.Money warrant for 70l. to Sir John Hawles Kt. for one year to 1698 Lady day on his fee as Solicitor General.
81l. 6s. 8d. to Sir Thomas Trevor for same on his same as Attorney General. Money Book XIV, p. 106.
July 5.Same for 2000l. to the Treasury Lords (Charles Montague, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox Kt., John Smith Esq., Sir Thomas Littleton bart. and Thomas Pelham Esq.) for 1698 June 24 quarter's salary. (Money order dated July 5 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 103. Order Book IV, p. 464.
Same for 100,000l. to Robert Crompton as imprest for payment of the benefits and tickets of the Malt Lottery. (Money order dated July 11 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 104. Order Book IV, p. 467.
Same for 40l. to Thomas House junr., William Hancock, John Lee, John Moxham, John Powell, Anthony Angle, Robert Osborne and David Bolwell being the reward as by the Proclamation of 1696 Sept. 10 for apprehending Thomas Tanner and John Tanner yeomen, as certified by Richard Long a Justice of the Peace for Co. Wilts. (Money order dated June [sic erratum for July] 6 hereon). (Letter of direction dated July 5 hereon for payment hereof out of loans at the Exchequer for the uses of the Civil List or out of any other disposeable money there). Money Book XIV, p. 105, Order Book IV, p. 466, Disposition Book XIV, 227, Out Letters (General) XV, p. 449.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay 75l. to Christopher Tilson for services 1697 Xmas to 1698 June 24 for making an account of the receipt and of the particular and distinct application of the revenue of the Customs and for divers other services by Treasury direction. Money Book XIV, p. 108.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2000l. to the Treasury Lords for salary out of the Four-and-a-Half per cent. Duty moneys remaining in the Exchequer. Disposition Book XIV, p. 227.
July 5.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Secretary Vernon containing a letter to him from the Admiralty Lords relating to Captain Hartwell. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 448.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Francis Jones shewing that out of affection to the King and Government he lent his ships into the Transport service to the sum of 1100l. and upwards [for freight]; that by losses he has been forced to compound with his creditors at the rate of 5s. per cent.: that he is indebted 400l. to the King on bonds: therefore praying that 135l. 1s. 4d. due to him for transport service may be accepted for those bonds. Reference Book VII, p. 279.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of five acres of ground (part of the land called the Fryars) with a wharf (except the barge house thereon) and a brick tenement thereon, being parcel of the manor of Richmond in Surrey in order to a lease thereof to Edward Darrell for 61 years in reversion of the term in being at the old rent of 4l. per an. and fine of 200l.
Prefixing: report dated 1697 Oct. 5 from said Surveyor General on said Darell's petition for same. The manor of Richmond was formerly granted to Sir Edward Villiers for the life of him and his son, now Earl of Jersey; and the said Sir Edward made a lease 1662 April 25 of the above ground &c. to William Bolton, Alderman of London who had built the said brick tenement; viz. at the rent of 4l. per an., which rent is now payable to the King as the Sir Edward Villiers surrendered the said manor to the late King James. According to Sir Charles Harbord's survey in 1660 Oct. the said tenement was then newly built and the premises were worth 12l. per an. The greatest part of this ground is now made use of for gardens and other accommodations to the petitioner's house which fronts the street near Richmond Green. A considerable part of the land is wharfed against the Thames with stone which is absolutely necessary to be kept up, which repairs will be very chargeable. The house is very slightly built and the walls cracked from top to bottom. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 90–1.
July 6.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated Kensington, to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Treasury to direct the Exchequer to take in loans not exceeding 500,000l. on the security of the Quarterly Poll as by the Act therefor [9 Wm. III, c. 38]: tallies to be struck and orders of repayment to be drawn and registered in course &c. at 7 per cent. for the first 250,000l. and 8 per cent. for the second 250,000l.: all as by the said Act. (Treasury warrant dated July 9 to the Receipt hereon accordingly). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 518. Money Book XIV, p. 107.
Same to same for a same to authorise the Treasury Lords to appoint Receivers General for the abovesaid Quarterly Poll. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 519.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 2242l. to William Blathwaite Esq. for his allowance for one year to 1697–8 Jan. 1 for executing the office of one of the Secretaries of State in attendance on the King beyond the seas and in the army. Ibid.
July 6.Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Treasury to direct the Exchequer to take in loans on the Duties on Coal and Culm as by the Act [9 Wm. III, c. 13] for same the first 100,000l. thereof at 7 per cent. and the remaining 400,000l. at 8 per cent. interest: with the usual clause for registering in course &c. (Treasury warrant dated July 9 to the Receipt hereon accordingly). Ibid., p. 521. Money Book XIV, p. 107.
Royal sign manual to the Treasury Lords to pay 19,500l. to John Evelyn senr. Esq., Treasurer of Greenwich Hospital, as imprest for the service of said Hospital: to be satisfied out of the following fines imposed by Parliament on the following persons viz. 1500l. fine on John Gaudet; 500l. fine on David Barrau; 10000l. fine on Stephen Signorett; 3000l. fine on Rene Baudowin; 1500l. fine on Nicholas Santiny; 1000l. fine on Peter Diharce; 1000l. fine on John Peirce; 1000l. fine on John Dumaistre. (Money warrant dated July — hereon). (Money order dated July 15 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 522. Money Book XIV, p. 109. Order Book IV, p. 469.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Nathaniell Crow Esq. of the forfeited real and personal estates of Arthur Mangey, Robert Child and John Hurst all convicted of high treason committed by them respectively on 1695 Aug. 1, 1694, July 20, and 1695 May 30 (except such part of the estate of the said Child as by Treasury warrant of 1697 May 18, grounded on the privy seal of 1692–3 Feb. 16 was granted to John Bradshaw Esq. in reward for his expense in arresting the said Child): which said estates were found by inquisitions as follows viz. one inquisition taken at the Castle of York 1697 Aug. 25 before Thomas Bendlowes et al for Mangey's estate to the value of 243l. per an. besides personal estate all as in constat (a) and (b) below; one inquisition taken at the same time and place for Child's estate to the value of 55l. per an. besides personal estate all as in constats (c) and (d) below; and one inquisition taken at the same time and place for Hurst's estate to the value of 111l. per an. besides personal estate all as in constat (e) and (f) below. The grant to be to said Crow's own use for ever as of the manor of East Greenwich in free and common socage or for the remainder of the existing terms; and to hold the personal estates without accompt; subject nevertheless to a clause to charge Mangey's estate in the first place with the payment of 256l. 6s. 0d. which Mangey owed to Richard Ashton Esq. by bond dated 1696 June 14; and further reserving to the Crown the right within the space of one year after the present grant to charge the said Mangey's personal estate with 300l. payable to such person as the King shall appoint by royal sign manual.
Appending: constats of the said estates.
£
(a) the estate of Arthur Mangey late of Leeds, goldsmith. messuage or tenement in Leeds in the tenure of Henry Baines35
ditto ibid in the tenure of Stephen Buckle25
ditto ibid in the tenure of Benjamin Wright30
ditto ibid in the tenure of Benjamin Mangey alias Montjoy30
£
(a) the estate of Arthur Mangey late of Leeds, goldsmith messuage or tenement in Leeds in the tenure of Capt. Studham20
ditto ibid in the tenure of Jacob Dawson30
ditto ibid in the tenure of John Whitaker35
ditto ibid and a farmhold called the Spring Garden in Leeds in the tenure of —. Smithson38
£243
(b) constat of the debts &c. detailed of Mangey's personal estate.
(c) constat of the real estate of Robert Child late of Scarborough, blockmaker.
£s.d.
4 messuages and tenements in Scarborough in the tenure of David Child24
one close of meadow and pasture ibid called Wilson Close in the tenure of James Wilson2150
one messuage and farmhold in Grasthorpe Co Yorks in the tenure of Robert Webster and William Allison7
2 messuages and tenements [? in the parish of St. James's Westminster Co. Midd.] late in the tenure of John Lawndinoe and Peter Lambe and now in tenure of Lawrence Mortimer and Elizabeth Knighting20
£55 [sic]
(d) constat of the debts &c. detailed, of said Child's personal estate.
(e) constat of the real estate of said John Hurst of Ravenknowle in the parish of Dalton Co. Yorks.
£
a messuage in St. Mary's parish Co. Yorks. in the tenure of Thomas Fawbert33
a messuage and farm hold called Clowhouse in Hatherfield Co. Yorks., in the tenure of Abraham Firts30
a messuage and farmhold called Birkehouse in in Dalton in the parish of Kirkheaton in the tenure of Joseph Whitehead24
messuage and farmhold called Ravenknowle in Dalton aforesaid in the tenure of Joseph Blackborne24
£111
(f) constat of the debts &c. composing the personal estate of the said Hurst. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 522–9.
July 6.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 80l. to Robert Bell, sheriff of Co. Beds. out of loans on credit of the Exchequer in General for the uses of the Civil List. Disposition Book XIV, p. 228.
July 6.Same to the Postmasters General to satisfy the 2350l. to the Duchess of Cleveland ut supra p. 357 out of the Post Office revenue (over and above [i.e. after] the 600l. a week appropriated by Act of Parliament) by weekly payments of 100l. for 23 weeks from this week and by 50l. in the 24th week. Sir Robert Dashwood and George Sayers who have assignments [from the Duchess] on her annuity have consented to accept 50l. a week towards their debts, viz. 40l. a week to Dashwood and 10l. a week to Sayers. The Duchess is to receive the remaining 50l. a week. Ibid., p. 231.
Jo. Taylour (in the absence of Mr. Lowndes) to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mary Beaulieu widow praying that the place of landwaiter London port vacant by the death of Isaac Beaulieu her husband may be granted to Daniell Mureau (Murreau) who is willing to make some allowance thereout for the support of her poor family. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 449.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit Joseph Woolfe merchant to export for Archangel 12 pieces of small brass ordnance for the service of the Czar of Muscovy. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 445.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Albert, Receiver General of the Land Tax for Co. Worcester praying to be likewise Receiver of the Duties on Marriages and on Houses for said county and proposing his sureties, detailed. Reference Book VII, p. 279.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Jno. Byndlos shewing that Charles II granted to him and his son the reversion of the stewardship of St. Augustine's, Co. Kent after the death of Sir Anthony Aucher, trustee for the widow Lovelace; that notwithstanding the said grant one Jeffry Boys has surreptitiously obtained a grant thereof from the present King; therefore praying that same may be superseded. Ibid.
July 7.William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests. Send by to-morrow the state of the debt owing from the late Lord Griffin as Treasurer of the Chamber ut supra p. 358. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 449.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Churchwardens &c. of St. Margaret's Westminster praying for [a grant of] the old Clockhouse and bell therein for the poor of said parish. Ibid., p. 450.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Navy Commissioners concerning some oil returned from the West Indies. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Mayor of the town of Newark Co. Notts. We are informed that the assessments for the Duties on Houses in your county are all signed and delivered to the parochial collectors and great part of moneys is paid accordingly to the Receiver General but that the assessments for your town are by some neglect or failure delayed, to the prejudice of the King's service. We desire you to give the necessary instructions that the moneys may be paid.
A like letter concerning the like assessments for the Hundred of Bassetlow Co. Notts. Out Letters (General) XV, pp. 449, 450, 451.
July 7.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Richard Marshall as Collector of Whitehaven port loco Andrew Huddlestone, dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 445.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the memorial of Augustine Briggs Receiver General of the Land Tax ut supra p. 369 for the Hundreds of Clavering &c. and proposing his securities detailed. Reference Book VII, p. 279.
Same to the Comptroller of the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber of the petition of Robert Cowper, administrator of Thomas Davenant, late Corporal of the Yeomen of the Guards, shewing that the said Davenant was not actually sworn and admitted into the King's service from the death of his predecessor and consequently is not inserted on the cheque roll; but praying that 112l. 10s. 0d. in the hands of the Treasurer of the Chamber for the quarter from the said predecessor's death may be paid to petitioner who has already received the subsequent quarter for the discharge of Davenant's debts. Ibid., p. 280.
July 8.
[probably clerical erratum for July 18.]
Establishment under the royal sign manual for St. Maws Castle: to commence from July 1st inst.; from which time the former establishment relating thereto is to determine: (3s. a day to the Captain or Keeper; 1s. 6d. to his deputy; 2s. to one master gunner; 8d. each to ten other gunners: total establishment 13s. 4d. a day or 240l. 5s. 10d. a year). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 548.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 600l. to Lord Fairfax for one year to Xmas last on his allowance payable on the establishment [of the Forces]: to be paid out of the first money you shall receive at the Exchequer applicable to this service. Disposition Book XIV, p. 228.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 265,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on any unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of the loans to be made by said Earl on credit of the Quarterly Poll: and to be applied as follows: viz.
£
for clearing of quarters [of the Forces] in England from 1696–7 Jan. 1 pursuant to a clause in the Act for the said Poll [9 Wm. III, c. 38]250,000
for such uses as the Treasury Lords shall direct15,000
£265,000
Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 100l. to Thomas Lenham for his proportion of the reward of 1000l. for apprehending — Cranburn: to be issued out of loans on the Exchequer in General for the uses of the Civil List. Ibid., p. 229.
July 8.Same to Lord Russell to pay 134l. 17s. 0d. to Adam Lisney for so much due to him on the Lord Chamberlain's warrant for lodging his Majesty's servants at Kensington. "But my Lords think it not reasonable for the charge to be continued any longer." Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Tho. Rudd as tidesman at Scarborough loco Thomas Matthews, dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 445.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Benj. Ward and Company merchants, shewing that they have exported several great quantities of malt and barley from Yarmouth and delivered certificates as the law directs and that there is due to them by debenture 2000l. and upwards which ought to have been paid them on exportation but by the decay of trade in that port the money has not been paid; therefore praying that it may be paid at the Custom House London. Reference Book VII, p. 280.
Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated Kensington to the Lords Justices of Ireland to pay to the Earl of Jersey, one of their number, one third part of the allowance or entertainment of 6952l. 6s. 8d. per an. and also one third of the deficit of the fees of the licences for exporting wool: the said allowances being directed to the said Lords Justices by royal warrant of 1697 May 20; but the said Earl of Jersey is now detained from going over to the Government of Ireland by reason of other service [as Ambassador to France] but it is nevertheless the King's intention that he should receive his equal proportion of a third as above with the Marquess of Winchester and the Earl of Galway as from Lady day last during pleasure; the King having by royal warrant of May 25 last directed 2871l. to the said Earl of Jersey for his share as above to Lady day last from the day the said Justices entered on the said Government. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 420.
Same to same for a patent under the great seal of Ireland to grant to William, Earl of Rochfort, the several forfeited lands as follows and the crown rights thereto and the reversions &c. thereof except such thereof as shall appear to be already granted away: to hold to him and his heirs for ever as of the Castle of Dublin in free and common socage at the quit rents and Crown rents now payable thereout: all in order to make good to the said Earl so much of the lands late in custodiam to Daniell Wybrants (and since directed to be passed to the said Earl) as have been restored to former proprietors or otherwise granted away; it appearing by the report of the Revenue Commissioners Ireland that the clear yearly value of the lands now desired by the said Earl amounts to 679l. 17s. 1d. above all quit rents and incumbrances thereon and the King is generously pleased to grant him same to supply the said deficiency and in consideration of many good and acceptable services.
Appending: schedule of said lands, certified by James Bonnell, Register [of Forfeitures].
Forfeited lands of John Barret.
Co. Cork: Barretts Barony.
Lesseens 67 acres; Placus alias Platus 382 acres; in Castlemore 5 Gneeves with the castle and mill; Cooleshanbally 206 acres; Moonyflugh, Coolebudoge and Guganeen 492 acres; Andrum 105 acres; Garranvery and Rathneil 424 acres; Magooly 219 acres; Fagha one ploughland, except some acres called Geraghboy belonging to Colthurst, 232 acres; Ballybegalls Callaghboy one ploughland 240 acres; Ballygreegan 336 acres; two Grenaghs 272 acres; Lyrerydane 741 acres; Knockantoty 416 acres; Ballyhalloge 543 acres; Ballyferin alias Ballyfadin 158 acres; Carrigduffe 442 acres; Clogheen 264 acres; Ballynemorney 218 acres; Ballyphillipeen Monyparson 363 acres; Iworme 946 acres; Knocknelane 269 acres; Clashmargane 392 acres; Rathtotaine 296 acres; Lisvarragh 1044 acres; Gegannah 354 acres; Ballyhanck 112 acres; Inniscarragh Garravagh 232 acres; Rathduffe 379 acres; Glantavin 298 acres; total yearly value 1030l.; quit rents 122l. 13s. 1d. clear yearly value 60l. per an. above all incumbrances.
Waterford County: Decies Barony.
Forfeited lands of John Walsh.
Ballykeroge 552 acres; Ballyvoyle 266 acres; Ballynevoygigh 354 acres; Gortinvickary 211 acres; Illand Hubbuck 286 acres; Ducroe 66 acres; Shanacoole 102 acres; Knockdrumleagh 151 acres; Glandallygane 432 acres; Pilltowne 291 acres; Rath 203 acres; Garranaspig 126 acres; Newtown 159 acres; the Ferry point of Youghal 50 acres; Monattery 962 acres; Gliffenane 133 acres; Killenedan 182 acres; Drumgallon 355 acres; Killmalloe 338 acres; Knockbrach 156 acres; Lackandaragh 47 acres; Kilgabriell 431 acres; Dullaghlane 336 acres; Ballyhercon and Moyrath: total yearly value 650l.; quit rents 93l. 19s. 6d.; yearly interest of incumbrances 330l.; clear yearly value 226l. 0s. 6d.
Forfeited lands of Lord Galmoy.
County Kilkenny: Gowran Barony.
Monitonilany 441 acres; Dininigy alias Dummee with the tithes 700 acres; Rahindonore 1600 acres; Cappanagh 705 acres; Tickerlevane 369 acres; Aghelare 136 acres; Ballyogune 518 acres; Coolroe 560 acres; town of Graige 800 acres; Graigenescarry part of Graige with the tithes 36 acres; Old Grange and tithes 416 acres; Glancomb 362 acres; Barrymount 450 acres; Upper Grange 500 acres; part of Barnevidane 89 acres; Low Grange with the tithes; quarter of Stackally 12 acres; in Thomastown a plot of ground and a house; part of Curraghlane 80 acres; in Pollagh 68 acres.
Galway Barony.
Fartagh 366 acres; rectory of the thithes of Fartagh, the above of the value of 836l. per an.; quit rents 161l. 8s. 9d.
Co. Wexford: Bantry Barony.
Rahinduff, Killoran and Rahinefunsin 1489 acres; Coolan, Glanglass, Ballinlug and Greenan 1149 acres; Grange 1410 acres; Garane and Rathnure 967 acres; the above of the value of 310l. per an.; quit rents 101l. 1s. 9d.
Co. Catherlow: Idrone Barony.
rectory of Ballyallin: 40 acres: 12l. 2s. 0d.
Total clear yearly value of the above Galmoy estates above all incumbrances 180l. per an.
Forfeited lands of Henry Archer.
Co. Kilkenny: Gowran Barony.
Conniger 144 acres; yearly value 40l.; quit rents 3l. 18s. 4d.; clear yearly value 36l. 1s. 8d.
Forfeited lands of Charles Ryan.
Co. Kilkenny: Gowran Barony.
In Tincouse 37 acres; Ullard 280 acres; Killeen 164 acres; in Knockbarron 200 acres; Ballyshavoe 236 acres; Knockballyrebuck 45 acres; Knockagill Curraghboy 40 acres; quarter of Stackally 12 acres: yearly value of the above 120l. per an.: clear yearly value nil, being granted to Alexander Stewart for ever.
Forfeited lands of Lord Brittas.
Co. Limerick: Clanwilliam Barony.
Brittas 154 acres; Eyone 230 acres; in Gortneskeegh 115 acres; More 34 acres; Ballyart 206 acres; in Gortinhally 96 acres; part [of] Carrickerrilly and Dunion 72 acres; Grinons part 54 acres; part [of] Killenure 224 acres; Knockneneagh 370 acres; part of Inch and Lawrence Grenanbeg and Ballyhonane 358 acres; total yearly value 200l.; quit rents 30l. 6s. 2½d.; incumbered to the present yearly value.
Forfeited lands of Peter Sarsfeild.
Co. Cork: Barrymore Barony.
Ballyshangawle 320 acres; Killetra 222 acres; Ballycurreen 260 acres: total yearly value 200l.; quit rents 12l. 3s. 7d.: incumbrances 26l. 6s. 0d. per an.: in custodiam to Mris. Wandesford for three years from May last.
Forfeited lands of Francis Briver.
Four houses in Waterford city: yearly value 8l. 10s. 0d.; quit rent 12s. 9d.; incumbrances 3l. per an.; clear yearly value 3l.
Forfeited lands of Christopher Barnwell.
Dublin County: Newcastle Barony.
A rent charge issuing out of the lands of Camage Tyrenure Broad 407 acres; annual value 80l.: granted to Marquis Puisar.
Forfeited lands of Christopher Nugent.
Co. Westmeath: Delvin Barony.
Cloonleany 45 acres; yearly value 6l. 10s. 0d.; quit rent 18s. 3d.; clear yearly value 5l. 11s. 9d.
Forfeited lands of Thomas and Lawrence Fitzgerald.
Co. Kildare: Connell Barony.
Clownings with the tithes 347 acres; total yearly value 55l.; quit rents 5l. 4s. 11½d. and 6l. 1s. 9d.; incumbrances 25l. per an.; clear yearly value 18l. 13s. 3½d.
Forfeited lands of Sir Edward Tyrrell.
Carbury Barony.
Derrynelugg 180 acres: granted to Baron Donellan for 60 years and reported for Lord Albemarle in order to pass a grant of the reversion.
Forfeited lands of Christopher Sherlock.
Clane Barony.
Mullmafooky 10 acres; yearly value 4l. 10s. 0d.; quit rent 4s. 0½d.; incumbrances 1l. 1s. 6d. per an.; clear yearly value 3l. 4s. 5½d.; incumbrances the discoverer's part.
Cos. Catherlough and Kildare: Ikeathy Barony.
Two thirds of the Rectory of Carragh and Downings; half Narraghmore, Rectory of Dunmanoge, Sherlock's part of tithes of Shrabo and Rathmore: yearly value 103l.; quit rents 30l. 8s. 0d.: clear yearly value 30l.; valued by estimate over and above incumbrances but the King's title now contested in the House of Commons upon the will of Chancellor Eustace.
Forfeited lands of Thomas Eustace.
Co. Kildare: Kilcullen Barony.
Mooretown 400 acres: granted to Mr. Annesley.
Forfeited lands of Edward Groghegan.
Co. Westmeath: Rathconrath Barony.
Moyvaghly 624 acres and 62 acres in Ballynegall in Moycashill Barony: total yearly value 86l. 12s. 6d.; quit rents 13l. 17s. 6d.; incumbrances 17l. per an.; clear yearly value 55l. 15s. 0d.; the incumbrances being 7l. rent charge and 200l. judgment: total clear yearly value of all the above 679l. 17s. 1d. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 421–4.
July 8.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated Kensington to the Lords Justices Ireland for a patent under the great seal of Ireland for a grant to Sir Edward Byron of the forfeited lands as below to the clear yearly value of 104l. 3s. 8d.; for 99 years at the quit rents and Crown rents payable thereout before this forfeiture. This present warrant is to make void and of none effect the royal warrant of 1697 April 19 ut supra Tr. Cal. XII, p. 117 granting other forfeited lands to the said Byron.
Appending: schedule of said lands as certified by James Bonnell, Register.
Forfeited lands of John Lyne.
Co. Kerry: Magunihy Barony.
Listry and Gortnecloghy 649 acres; gross value 40l. per an.; quit rent 9l. 17s. 0d.; clear yearly value 30l. 3s. 0d.
Forfeited lands of Thomas Shiddy.
Corkaguiny Barony.
Loghtown and Ventry 158 acres; gross value 25l. per an.; quit rent 2l. 7s. 11d.; clear yearly value 22l. 12s. 1d.
Forfeited lands of John Gold.
Ballymore 185 acres and Graige 80 acres [both in Corkaguny Barony]; gross value 40l. per an.; quit rent 4l. 0s. 5d.; clear yearly value 35l. 19s. 7d.
Forfeited lands of Hugh Kelley.
Co. Galway: Killian Barony.
in Clonshee by mortgage from Daniel Kelly 38 acres; Derymuckle parcel 1 acre; in Ballyglashee 18 acres; in Craganulla 15 acres; Derreen 72 acres: total gross yearly value 22l.; quit rent 1l. 8s. 0d.; incumbrances 5l. 3s. 0d. per an.; clear yearly value 15l. 9s. 0d.
Clear yearly value of the whole 104l. 3s. 8d. Ibid., p. 425.
July 8.Same to same to accept a surrender from John Butcher of the 31 years grant made to him under authority of the royal warrant of 1697 Sept. 15–25 supra Tr. Cal. vol. XII p. 327 of the quit rents as therein amounting to 883l. 9s. 0d. (previously granted by Charles II 1678 Dec. 2 to the value of 557l. 19s. 5¾d. to Francis, Earl of Longford, and afterwards by the present King 1694 Nov. 21 to Col. Edward Fitzpatrick since deceased): and thereupon to pass a fresh grant under the great seal of Ireland of the said quit rents of 883l. 9s. 0d. per an. in Queen's County to the said Butcher for 99 years from 1700 Michaelmas being the end of the said Fitzpatrick's term. Ibid., pp. 426–7.
July 9.Treasury reference to the Customs Surveyor General of Crown lands of the petition of Sidney, Lord Godolphin for extension of his lease of the Scilly Isles. Reference Book VII, p. 280.
July 11.Money warrant for 1000l. to George Townsend Esq.: without account: for the charges he has been or will be at in passing a Commission under the great seal [ut infra p. —] for taking subscriptions for the Two Millions. (Money order dated July 12 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 108. Order Book IV, p. 466.
Treasury allowance of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Stampt [Paper] Office for the quarter ending 1698 June 28: total 748l. 1s. 3½d. Money Book XIV, p. 109.
Money warrant for 40l. to Robert Sakar (Sacker) as reward for the arrest of Richard Jevon a counterfeiter. (Money order dated July 20 hereon). Ibid., p. 110. Order Book IV, p. 471.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing (a) infra.
Appending: (a) Letter from Secretary J. Vernon to the Treasury Lords desiring a liberty for the Swedish Ambassador to carry out the plate which he brought hither for his own and his lady's use. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 451.
Same to Henry Baker enclosing the case [missing] as to George Cuthbert relating to 76l. 11s. 3d. which he put into the hands of Gilbert Eare for the fine of a lease, passed to him, of the manor of Shipton which Eare never paid but detains. Cuthbert has again paid the said sum, this time to the King and prays directions for prosecuting Eare at the King's charge. My Lords direct you to prosecute Eare for said sum at the King's charge. Ibid.
July 11.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Gallatley et al owners of the Ann galley praying that her lading may be admitted to entry free of the one per Cent. [Mediterranean] Duty imposed by the Act of 14 Car. II, c. 11 on ships of less than 200 tons burthen trading to the Straits. Reference Book VII, p. 280.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a constat of the premises ut supra p. 383 (being the Scilly Islands) in order to an extension of lease thereof to Sidney, Lord Godolphin at the present rent of 40l. per an.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on said Lord Godolphin's petition for same. The premises were heretofore the inheritance of divers persons whose interests Queen Elizabeth purchased. In the 13th year of her reign she granted the lands, perquisites and Government to Francis Godolphin for 38 years from 1st Nov. 1570 at 20l. per an. rent in consideration of services and in trust and confidence of placing the government thereof in a safe hand. On the 10th August 1603 James I made a further grant to him for 50 years in reversion on the same considerations and in 1636 Charles I added a term of 50 years more at double the former rent. There are ten years to come from 1698 Nov. 1 in the said terms. I have certain information that the profits of the premises for many years have not amounted to 300l. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 93–4.
July 12.Same to the Customs Cashier to pay John Thorowkettle 15l. 3s. 4d. for 1698 June 24 quarter on his 3s. 4d. a day as messenger [of the Chamber] attending the Customs. Money Book XIV, p. 110.
Same to Sir Thomas Cuddon (Receiver General of Duties on Houses &c. for London] to pay 70l. per an. to Jonathan Durden as surveyor thereof loco Robert Lowndes deceased: to date from 1698 Lady Day. Ibid XIII, p. 324.
William Lowndes to the Attorney and Solicitor General to attend the Privy Council at Kensington to-morrow morning with the Commission and the two charters relating to the advancing of the Two Millions. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 452.
Same to Sir Cloudesly Shovell and Capt. Hill to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Paul Bawens praying payment of 772l. 18s. 0d. which he alleges to have expended in procuring intelligence from Dunkirk and other parts of France "by your order." Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pass, Customs free, the horses belonging to the King and of those appointed to attend him into Holland: all notwithstanding the Treasury warrant of July 1 inst. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 445.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Browne, shewing that he became surety in 700l. for John Trotman and Giles Biggs merchants for Customs owing by them; that Trotman is dead and Biggs' goods were soon after seized for satisfaction of said bonds but did not [suffice to] pay same and there is an extent against petitioner for the remainder: therefore praying to be discharged from said bond in regard he is very poor and has several children. Reference Book VII, p. 281.
July 12.Treasury commission to Charles Probert to be surveyor of the Duties on Houses and the Duties on Marriages &c. loco Samuell Jones whose commission is hereby superseded. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 81.
Treasury warrant to the Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer, the Clerk of the Pipe and the Comptroller of the Pipe, for records of surplusage in order to satisfy the surplusages of 14l. 13s. 3d. resting on the account of Francis Wyatt Esq. as sheriff of Co. Sussex for the year ended [1695] Sept. 29 and of 14l. 0s. 9½d. resting on the account of Sir Richard Farrington bart. as sheriff of the same county for the year ended [1697] Sept. 29, out of the debit of 28l. 14s. 0½d. resting on the account of Thomas Pulleince [Pulleine] as sheriff of Co. Yorks. for the year ended [1697] Sept. 29.
Prefixing: extracts from the Great Roll of the Pipe of the said surplusages and debit. Ibid., p. 93.
July 13.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated Kensington to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to freely and absolutely give and grant to Emery Argus and Robert Churchill, the present churchwardens of the parish of St. Margarets Westminster, all the stores and materials of the old Clockhouse and bell (therein) commonly called Great Tom of Westminster, the said Clockhouse being so very much decayed and ruinous as to endanger the neighbouring inhabitants: to wit, to receive the same without account and with power to take down and sell same to the best advantage upon trust to apply the proceeds to the only use and benefit of the poor of said parish: the said churchwardens having petitioned for same because the charge of their poor is much increased, by reason whereof the said parish has contracted great debts: and Sir Christopher Wren has thereon reported that it is doubtful whether the materials of the said Clockhouse will pay for the charge of scaffolds and damage that may happen to the houses and for the charge of taking down and carrying off the rubbish and that the bell by the highest computation will not amount to more than 224l. in value. King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 530.
Royal sign manual for 100l. to Lady Ann Layton (Laton) as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated July 16 hereon). (Money order dated July 20 hereon). Ibid., p. 532. Money Book XIV, p. 114. Order Book IV, p. 473.
Same for 112l. to James Walsingham Esq. as same: out of the like sum to be paid by him into the Exchequer for the purchase of a reversion of a fee farm rent. (Money order dated July 16 hereon). (Money order dated July 20 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 532. Money Book XIV, p. 114. Order Book IV, p. 472.
July 13.Royal sign manual for 20000l. to William Lowndes: for secret service: without account. (Money warrant dated July 16 hereon). (Money order dated July 18 hereon). King's Warrant Book XIX, p. 532. Money Book XIV, p. 114. Order Book IV, p. 470.
Royal warrant to the Attorney and Solicitor General for a great seal to appoint Commissioners to take subscriptions for the 2,000,000l. as by the Act 9 Wm. III, c. 44 with a view to the incorporation of the subscribers thereof as the "General Society Entitled to the Advantages given by an Act of Parliament for Advancing a Sum not exceeding Two Millions for the Service of the Crown of England:" the subscriptions to be taken before 29 Sept. 1698 and to be paid by instalments &c. as therein: in pursuance whereof Hugh Boscowen Esq. and 138 others, detailed, are hereby appointed Commissioners for taking the said subscriptions and Sir Henry Furnese, Sir Theodore Janssen, Samuell Sheppard, Gilbert Heathcott, Thomas Vernon, James Bateman, Edward Allen and Joseph Martin to receive the moneys thereof: the book of the subscriptions to be delivered by duplicate into the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt in order to the enjoyment of the 8 per cent. annuity fund as from 1698 Sept. 29 as by the said Act provided, with 10 per cent. [prepayment] allowance for the time between the making the said subscription and the said 29 Sept. 1698: and with a promise on the part of the King to incorporate the subscribers as above as soon as the whole sum is subscribed, with power to choose the first Trustees by ballot and with such benefits and advantages as are contained in schedule A appended hereto as intended by the said Act of Parliament: and with further promise that if agreed and desired by the said subscribers they shall by another charter be incorporated as a Company and by a joint stock to be one Company by the name of the English Company trading to the East Indies subject to such rules &c. as by the said Act and as are contained in Schedule B hereto annexed being the draft of the Charter intended for the said Company.
Appending: (1) reference dated 1698 July 6 from the Treasury Lords to the Attorney and Solicitor General of the draft of the above Commission: followed by the opinion of Sir Tho. Trevor and Sir Jo. Hawles, the said Attorney and Solicitor "We have perused and considered of this draft and do approve thereof with the alterations therein made."
(2) The schedule marked A containing the draft of the Charter for the General Society mentioned in the above Commission.
(3) Order of reference dated July 8 from the Treasury Lords to the Attorney and Solicitor General of the draft of the schedule [doubtless schedule B] followed by similar approval thereof as above.
(4) The text of the abovesaid schedule B being the said draft of a Charter for the Company to Trade with a Joint Stock as above. [This schedule is unfinished]. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 554– 595, 604–14. Reference Book VII, p. 280.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for the renewal of a lost annuity order No. 153 in the name of Mary Gratwick for 14l. in consideration of 100l. lent by her on the Excise.
The like for a similar lost order No. 151 in the name of John Gratwick for a like amount on the same credit. Order Book IV, p. 472.
July 13.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords are informed that one Stone (who is a principal evidence against John Burr et al now under prosecution for transporting wool to France) is kept privately by Capt. Ellesdon an officer in Romney Marsh and that the trial next Thursday cannot proceed without his being produced. Give directions to Ellesdon to produce him. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 452.
Treasury reference to the Postmasters General of the petition of William White, deputy postmaster of Sudbury in Suffolk, shewing that he has advanced that revenue above 20l. per an. and hath been at charge to effect it: that his salary is but 26l. per an.: therefore praying an augmentation of the said salary. Reference Book VII, p. 281.
Money warrant for 91l. 15s. 7½d. to the executors of Sir John Combes for 69 days (from the last day of Hilary term 1696 to the 22 April 1697 being the day of his death) on his salary of 500l. per an. as late Chief Justice of Chester. (Money order dated July 20 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 111. Order Book IV, p. 481.
July 14.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 5000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans remaining in the Exchequer on the Quarterly Poll: and is intended as in part of 10543l. 18s. 10d. to clear to June 24 last the half pay to the disbanded officers according to the two Establishments in that behalf. Disposition Book XIV, p. 229.
Same to same to issue as follows out of loans on the Quarterly Poll viz.
£s.d.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for a week's subsistence to July 24 inst. [to the Forces in England]831292
to Mr. Fox and Lord Coningsby [Paymasters of the Forces Ireland] to be paid over to the Transports Commissioners1500
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the repairs of the pier of Dover harbour: to be paid over to the Commissioners for Building the said Pier500
to same for bills of exchange and imprests5000
to the Earl of Ranelagh on account of subsistence [of the Forces England]626196
£21573188
Ibid., p. 230.
Same to same to issue 10,000l. to the Navy Treasurer on the unsatisfied order in his name: to be issued out of loans on the Quarterly Poll: 6000l. thereof to be for the course [of the Victualling] and 4000l. for [Victualling] imprests. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the [Assessment] Commissioners of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages and also of the 3s. Land Tax &c. for Co. Northumberland. The duplicates for the said Duties are not yet delivered to the Receiver General. We desire you to cause same to be done forthwith: and likewise that [other duplicates of] the same be returned to the King's Remembrancer so that the said Receiver General may be regularly charged in his accounts.
The like letter respectively to the Commissioners for the Duties on Houses and on Marriages for Co. Durham; to the Commissioners of the said Land Tax for Co. Somerset; to the like Commissioners for the East Riding of Yorks. to the Justices of Peace in Co. Carmarthen about the Duty on Houses. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 452.
July 14.Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the memorial of the Earl of Ranelagh for a grant of the [Crown] inheritance of his house and 23 acres of land lying near Chelsea and 5 acres of land lying between his garden and the river, leased by Charles II to Sir William Pulteney. Reference Book VII, p. 281.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of George Dodington Esq., Paymaster to the Navy Treasurer, shewing that there is an ancient fee of 12d. per £ [out of seamen's wages] payable in respect of the said office [to wit] for slop cloths, dead men's clothes &c. which several persons of late years have disputed to allow; that his salary is but 400l. per an. most part of which he pays for salaries to clerks and taxes; therefore praying a royal warrant to confirm the said fee or deduction of 12d. per £ Ibid.
July 15.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual, dated Kensington, to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay an allowance or pension of 100l. per an. to Col. William Gibby [Gilby] formerly Lieut.-Col. of the late Lord Lovelace's Regiment of Foot which was disbanded in Ireland in 1689: to be paid from July 1 inst. till further order. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 17.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 1500l. to William Lowndes on the unsatisfied order in his name for secret service: to be satisfied by tallies of anticipation on the Commissioners for taking the Subscription to the Two Millions. Money Book XIV, p. 110.
Treasury allowance of John Thorowkettle's bill of 15l. 3s. 4d. for 1698 June 24 quarter attendance as Messenger of the Chamber attending the Treasury Lords. Ibid., p. 111.
William Lowndes to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay (out of the 3000l. to be paid you by the executors of Dr. Richards and out of the further sum of 2415l. 14s. 9d. which is directed to be issued to you at the Exchequer) the total 5415l. 14s. 9d. to the several persons in the following two lists: viz.
(1) a list of the servants who attend his Majesty into Holland this year: for half a year to Michaelmas 1697 on their salary payable in the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office.
£s.d.
Mr. Rottermondt, apothecary18626
Mr. Van Loon, Serjeant Surgeon19868
Dr. Gardiner, Surgeon to the Household140
the Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe115
the 2 barbers170
the Yeoman of the Guns926
2 Grooms of the Great Chamber28115
the 2 Coffer bearers2776
3 Messengers of the Chamber6700
[the same] 3 messengers on account of their bills300
Mr. Gastigny, Master of the Buckhounds, for half a year's salary1170
Lord Grandison, a quarter on his pension250
Eliz. Jux, strewer of herbs24
to Mr. Lisney as by the Treasury Lords' letter134170
Mr. Beaubuisson on the King's warrant in full of all arrears for keeping the setting dogs500
£3320177
(2) Bills of riding charges due to the several servants appointed to attend his Majesty into Holland this year.
£s.d.
Mr. Beaubuisson, Gentleman of the Guns108
Mris. Colledge, mistress sempstress108
3 Grooms of the Robes each 43l. 4s. 0d.129120
Mr. Van Baarsenburgh, Yeoman of the Robes54
Mr. Bland, Page of the Robes3280
3 Pages of the Bedchamber, each 54l.162
2 barbers, each 54l.108
Mr. Rottermondt, apothecary81
Mr. Van Loon, Serjeant Chirurgeon81
Mr. Chaplin, Gentleman Usher87100
Mr. Earle, Gentleman Usher assistant108
Thomas Farmer for the Yeomen Bedgoers &c.162
The Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe and assistant8680
Capt. Whitfield, Gentleman Harbinger and assistant121100
Mr. Merritt and Mr. Verheast, Yeomen Harbingers 86l. 8s. 0d. each172160
Mris. Verrijt, necessary woman3280
2 Grooms of the Great Chamber64160
Dr. Gardiner, Chirurgeon of the Household124
ditto for medicines30
Mr. Thornbury, Closet Keeper 176l. 13s. 2d. (since ordered to go) Jno. Rumsey and Jno. Clark, chamber keepers to the Pages64160
£2094172
Disposition Book XIV, pp. 231–3.
July 15.William Lowndes to Hen. Baker enclosing the state of the accompts of the late Lord Griffin as Treasurer of the Chamber. You are to prosecute with the utmost diligence the recovery of the debt mentioned therein: and give the Treasury Lords an account from time to time of your proceedings therein. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 1.
July 15.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to Whitehall to see the provisions and luggage of the King and his suite put up in order to their transport to Holland, whenever so requested by Sir Charles Isaac, one of the officers of the Board of Greencloth. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 446.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Giles Been of London merchant praying a noli prosequi to the King's part of a seizure of 8 pieces of petitioner's wines, condemned as French. Reference Book VII, p. 281.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren of the memorial of William Vanbrugh praying that the office of the Treasurer of the Chamber, being much too little, may be enlarged by a piece of ground lying between the said office and the street. Ibid., p. 282.
Treasury warrant to the Warden &c. of the Mint forthwith to order Alexander How, Deputy Master and Worker of the Mint at Bristol, to deliver to Robert Yates Esq. the house lately used there for the said Mint, with the partitions, floorings &c. thereto except the implements belonging to the King or to the officers of the said Mint: to be to the use of the Corporation [of Bristol] for the poor of the said city. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 92.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland. We have laid before the King your letter of June 24 last with the papers relating to the payment of 1124l. 3s. 3d. to Lawrence Stanyon as by the King's letter of the 8th of that month supra p. 356. The King is satisfied that the said sum is due to the late Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland. This payment imports only the rectifying a mistake in their accounts and is not intended to be drawn into consequence so as to encourage any further demands from them. We believe hereon that you will cause the same to be paid. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 427–8.