Warrants etc.
December 1698, 1-15

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'Warrants etc.: December 1698, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 14: 1698-1699 (1934), pp. 210-219. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83006 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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December 1698, 1-15

Dec. 1.Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 450l. 5s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be by tallies on the seventh instalment of the Two Millions payable 1699 July: and to be applied as follows:
£s.d.
to Edward Pagett for arrears of subsistence as chaplain in Brigadier Cholmondley's Regiment from 1697–8 Feb. 23 to 1698 Nov. 13 at 5s. a day6650
to same for his pay as Mathematical Lecturer in Flanders (by his Majesty's establishment) from 1st April 1696 to 1697 March 31 at 12s. a day219
to same for the like pay as Mathematical Lecturer here in town (by like establishment) for the improvement of his Majesty's officers in sea or land service, to wit from 1698 April 1 to Dec. 31.165
£45050
Money Book XIV, p. 253.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Capt. William Hyde praying payment of 100l. part of 700l. and upwards owing to him on account of his late Company in New York (which he exchanged with Capt. Nanfan): to enable him to repair to his command. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 67.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to William Norris's house in Frith Street to visit his goods in order to their transport to the East Indies whither he is going in the quality of Ambassador to the Great Mogul. Ibid., p. 70.
Treasury reference to the same of the petition of John Swymer merchant shewing that in April last being at Morlaux [Morlaix] in France he bought a parcel of gumsticklack, redwood and alamodes and agreed with William Williams, master of the Margaret a small vessel of Swansea lying at Morlaux, to carry same to foreign parts, but Williams having lain out some time and made a bad voyage demanded satisfaction and so run the vessel into Carmarthen river where the ship and goods became forfeit to the King and are appraised at 654l. 2s. 1d.: therefore praying delivery of the ship and goods on payment of the appraised value. Reference Book VII, pp. 305–6.
Dec. 1.Same to Mr. Vanbrugh of Sir Lambert Blackwell's bills of charges as Knight Harbinger viz. 734l. 7s. 6d. due on his patent salary of 195l. 16s. 8d., and 674l. 10s. 0d. for travelling and other charges. Ibid., p. 306.
Treasury warrant to Phillip Ryley [Surveyor General of Woods Trent South] to fell three loads of timber and sufficient dotards to raise 30l. in money in Hanger Walk in Whittlewood Forest in order to the repair of the lodge of said Walk; as petitioned for by Fra. Dorrington, master keeper of said lodge. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 139.
Dec. 2.Same to the Receipt to issue 8,000l. to Sir Theodore Janssen on the unsatisfied order in his name: being to complete 9,691l. 15s. 0d. for the King's subscription to the Two Millions: to be satisfied by tallies of anticipation on six successive instalments of the said Two Millions in proportions detailed. (In the margin: the word 'respited' is written against the first part payment viz. 2,000l. on the instalment due in January 1698–9.) Money Book XIV, p. 251.
Same to the Receipt to issue 3,000l. to the Duke of Shrewsbury on the order in his name for secret service: to be satisfied by the like tallies on next March and May instalments of the said Two Millions. (The like marginal note ut supra). Ibid., p. 252.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, Bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, for half-ayear to Sept. 29 last on the annuity for the support of the honour of that Order. Ibid., p. 252.
Same dormant to the Customs Commissioners [sic for Customs Cashier] to pay the salary of 3l. 6s. 8d. per an. to Richard Waring as searcher of Chester port. Ibid., p. 255.
Money warrant for 250l. to Isabella, Duchess Dowager of Grafton and 500l. to Charles, Duke of Grafton for 1697 Xmas quarter on their annuity out of the Excise. Money Book XIV, p. 271.
William Lowndes to Mr. Twitty to report on the enclosed fifth objection [missing] of the Auditors of Imprests against Sir George Wharton's interest account, with Sir Robert Howard's opinion thereon. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 65.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed complaints [missing] against the behaviour &c. of the two surveyors of the Duties on Houses and Windows for Co. Notts. Ibid., p. 66.
Same to Mr. Abbott to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the clothiers who clothed the army for the year 1697 relating to the provision made for them the last Session of Parliament by [out of] the purchase of reversionary annuities. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 68.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Travall (for some years a landcarriageman London port at half pay) as a same ibid in fee loco John Dynes who is appointed to command the smack on the Essex coast. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 4.
Treasury reference to the Transports Commissioners of the petition of Arthur Shallett of London merchant shewing that in Oct. 1697 he let to freight to the said Commissioners 900 tons of shipping to carry provisions for Newfoundland and fitted out the same and had part of the provision on board, but afterwards the King countermanded the [hiring of the] said ships and the Commissioners refuse to make him any satisfaction: therefore praying 2,137l. 10s. 0d. for his loss, inasmuch as there are many great sums due to him for like services. Reference Book VII, p. 305.
Same to Samuell Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of James Isaacson shewing that Charles II granted to Henry Calverley certain marshes in Cos. Denbigh and Flint and a waste called Wamoore with all mines and quarries therein in Cos. Worcester and Gloucester; which by mesne assignments came to Hen. Robinson who sold to petitioner for value; that none of the yearly rent of 10l. has been answered to the Crown: therefore praying that said arrear may be remitted, to encourage petitioner to improve the premises, which will be to the advantage of the neighbourhood and public. Ibid.
Dec. 6.Money order for 1,805l. 5s. 3d. to Samuel Edwyn Esq. for necessaries delivered to the officers of the Receipt, 1,128l. 2s. 11¼d. thereof in Easter and Trinity terms 1698 and 677l. 2s. 4½d. for halfa-year ending at Michaelmas 1698." Order Book V, p. 29.
Dec. 7.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated Kensington to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 2,000l. to James Vernon, one of the Principal Secretaries of State: for secret service: without account. (Money warrant dated Dec. 30 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Dec. 22). (Money order dated 1698–9 Jan. 9 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 46. Money Book XIV, p. 276. Order Book V, p. 41.
Same to same for a same for 100,000l. to the Earl of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, as imprest for the service of the Great Wardrobe. [The privy seal hereon is dated Dec. 22]. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 47.
Same to same for a same for a grant to Patience Bond, widow and executrix of John Bond, of all the Crown's title to the extended lease of a messuage and certain parcels of land in Hannington which vested in Epaphroditus Marsh for the lives of him, Narcissus Marsh and Henry Marsh and which upon the outlawry of the said Epaphroditus on a plea of debt on a bond of 400l. for 200l. owing by him to the said John Bond was on May 16 last seized into the King's hands on a capias utlagum. Ibid., pp. 49–51.
Same to same for a same for 100,000l. to Francis, Earl of Bradford, Cofferer of the Household: as imprest for the ordinary and extraordinary service of the Household. (Money warrant dated 1698–9 Jan. 18 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated 1698 Dec. 30). (Money order dated 1698–9 Jan. 23 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 52. Money Book XIV, p. 291. Order Book V, p. 45.
Dec. 7.Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to determine the grant to Francis Dickens of the office of Woodward of New Forest and to grant same to Edward Pyle Esq. with the fee or salary of 150l. per an. as from Xmas next; the said fee to be in lieu of all fees, rewards, poundage or allowances formerly made to or claimed by the Woodward of said forest. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 52.
Royal sign manual for 74l. 4s. 0d. to Richard Hutchinson, Customs Cashier, to be by him placed to the account of Richard Bere, late collector of Carlisle port, in satisfaction of so much expended by him by order of Charles Duke of Shrewsbury, Secretary of State, for the subsistence of 12 Irish soldiers at 4d. a day each who were secured (being Papists) in the garrison of Carlisle from 1689 Nov. 25 to 1690 Dec. 1. (Money warrant dated Dec. 20 hereon). (Money order dated Dec. 23 hereon). Ibid., p. 53. Money Book XIV, p. 263. Order Book V, 36.
Same for 250l. to Mris. Mary Kirk, widow: as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Dec. 20 hereon). (Money order dated Dec. 23 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 54. Money Book XIV, p. 263. Order Book V, p. 34.
Money warrant for 182l. 10s. 8d. to the executors of Richard Colinge Esq. late one of the Clerks of the Privy Council, for salary for half-a-year and 84 days 1696 Sept. 29 to 1697 June 17 the day of his death. Money Book XIV, p. 244.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 5,000l. to Edward, Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer; to be by tallies of anticipation on the 1699 Sept. instalment of the Two Millions: and is to be applied for subsistence to the four new Marine Regiments. Ibid., p. 253.
Same to same to issue as follows out of moneys of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise in place of tallies of anticipation on the Two Millions: the Treasury Lords being informed that the various warrants for such tallies remain unexecuted in the following cases viz.:
£s.d.
Sir Theodore Janssen in part of 8,000l.1000
Duke of Shrewsbury3000
Mr. Renew2400
Sir Joseph Williamson360
Earl of Bath360
Earl of Dorset300
officers of the Works91295
Earl of Portland1000
Earl of Selkirk500
under clerks of the Council200
£1003295
Ibid., p. 254.
Dec. 7.Money warrant for 100l. to Eleonora May, wife of Cha. May Esq., for half-a-year to Sept. 29 last on her pension in lieu of her marriage portion. (Money order dated Dec. 12 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 254. Order Book V, p. 31.
Same for 100l. to Thomas Dodson for his charges in prosecuting Hugh Appleby of Plumpton Co. Yorks. for violently assaulting and wounding him in the execution of his duty as a Commissioner for the Land tax and Subsidies [8–9 Wm. III, c. 6.] (Money order dated Dec. 12 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 256. Order Book V, p. 32.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to innovate a lost money order No. 847 dated 1695 May 31 in the name of the Earl of Ranelagh and by him assigned to John Pearson. Order Book V, p. 28.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of the moneys of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise) 1,000l. to me [Lowndes] on the unsatisfied orders in my name for secret service. Disposition Book XIV, p. 278.
Same to Auditor Bridges to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a royal warrant for passing the accounts of the Earl of Galway of money received for the use of the Forces that served in Piedmont. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 68.
Treasury reference to the Transports Commissioners of the petition of Francis Minshull et al shewing that in July 1697 they hired to the said Commissioners the ship Burlington to carry provisions and necessaries to the Forces in Newfoundland, the King by contract to bear the loss if the ship were burnt, sunk, taken or destroyed; that in her voyage she was taken by the French: therefore praying payment of 1,202l. for the value of the ship. Reference Book VII, p. 306.
Same to the Transports [sic for Pedlars] Commissioners of the petition of William Fergison and James Munnell pedlars, shewing that in accordance with the Act they applied for licences to 1698 June 24 but could not procure them and their dealings being far distant from town they went on in their trade by virtue of their old licences till they could get new ones, but their goods are seized for said offence: therefore praying consideration for their damage by the said seizure. Ibid., p. 307.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of lands at Old and New Windsor ut supra p. 132 in order to a lease thereof to William Smith, for 99 years at the reduced rent of 2s. 6d. per an. and fine of 130l.: with covenant to surrender such land as may be necessary for his Majesty's services.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on said Smith's petition for same. Petitioner holds at 5l. 2s. 6d. per an. rent. This is valued at 17l. 10s. 0d. per an. above the rent, but thereout the King designs to take 7½ acres in Datchet Mead valued at 5l. 10s. 0d. per an. for enlargement of Windsor Little Park. I rate the remainder as above. "I am not to advise your Lordships concerning the petitioner's request for having this sum [130l.] allowed him in part of the debt due to his late brother Mr. Simon Smith supra p. 130 [as late Knight Harbinger] which seems to be a much greater sum; but presume your Lordships will not divert it from the use 'tis designed for; there being many other proprietors of lands at Windsor who must be satisfied by [sic for for] their respective interests, towards which this and the other fines of Mr. Michell, Mr. Aldworth and Mr. Powny may be appropriated." Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 139–40.
Dec. 7.Same to same for a same of the farm called Mustians &c. ut supra p. 147 in order to a lease thereof to John Powney for 99 years on a fine of 80l.: with a covenant to have granted to him and his heirs the rent of 16l. 13s. 4d. per an. payable out of the rectory of Old and New Windsor and further with a covenant to convey to the King the tithes of corn and hay arising out of about 300 acres of land designed to be laid into Windsor Little Park.
Prefixing: report ut supra. He claims the tithes by virtue of a grant 1613 April 28 of the Rectory of Old and New Windsor to Francis Maurice and Fra. Phillips. They average 37l. per an. and I value them at 740l. The farm was granted in 1677 to John Powney, petitioner's father, at 3l. 18s. 4d. per an. which lease passed in consideration of a release of all tithes of the Great Park and Mote Park at Windsor. The farm is now let at 50l. 10s. 0d. on the rack. I rate the renewal thereof at 300l.; 165l. for the scite of the manor of Old and New Windsor, being formerly a mean tenement surveyed at but 4l. per an. above the old rent of 8l. 6s. 8d. per an. which was leased to petitioner's father in 1673; for the purchase of the 16l. 13s. 4d. per an. rent now in charge to the Crown payable out of the said Rectory for ever I rate 355l., making altogether 820l.; leaving nett 80l. after deduction of the abovesaid 740l. Ibid., pp. 141–3.
Royal warrant under the King's sign manual, dated Kensington, to the Lords Justices of Ireland to allow 894l. 13s. 7¼d. to William Griffith upon his account as Collector of the port and district of Sligo; he having petitioned shewing that his closet in the Custom House there was broken open in July 1696 and 500l. of the King's money and 35l. of his own money stolen out of his chest: and it appearing from the report of the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland that he was really robbed of 894l. 13s. 7¼d. and has a very clear character for fidelity and integrity and a wife and nine small children and suffered great losses by the Irish. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 466.
Dec. 9.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to satisfy 1,900l. on the [money] order in the name of Jonathan Bookey by levying tallies as follows on the Customs Cashier viz.
£
for [sic for on] the arrears of the Additional Duties on Wines, to wit for wines entered in the year 1689610
for [sic for on] the arrears of the Impost Duty for wines entered in the same year1290
£1900
Money Book XIV, p. 258.
Dec. 9.William Lowndes to the Earl of Montague to pay (out of the tallies lately put into your hands for the service of the Great Wardrobe) what is due to the two Chamberlains of the Exchequer for their liveries at Xmas last. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 68.
Treasury reference to the Postmaster General of the petition of Thomas Neale, Esq., Postmaster in America, shewing that he is 2,360l. 3s. 3½d. out of pocket by his expenses in that affair as by statement annexed [missing]: therefore praying satisfaction. Reference Book VII, p. 306.
Treasury warrant to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to the information in the Exchequer against Richard Leader, Antho. Leader and Edmund Burden of Hollington Co. Sussex for transportation of wool into France on their satisfying Thomas Pope, the officer, and on their giving general discharges to Edward Hall, — Carswell, Edward Bellamy and the said Pope, Customs officers and Mark Sarjeant their assistant. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 141.
Dec. 10.Same dormant to Hugh Horton, Receiver for Co. Bucks. for the Duties on Marriages and the Duties on Houses, to pay 70l. per an. as salary to John Herne as surveyor there of the said Duties: to commence from 1698 June 24. Money Book XIV, p. 174.
Dec. 12.Treasury approval of John Knight's bill of incidents, detailed, for the year ended 1697 Sept. 29 as [late] Customs Cashier: total 2,286l. 19s. 9d.: as reported on by the Auditors of Imprests. Ibid., p. 257–8.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to visit the King's goods at the Custom House where they are now arrived from Holland in order to their being immediately sent to Kensington. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 69.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated Dec. 9 from Peregrine Bertie, Vice Chamberlain, to Charles Godfrey, Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery to the Rt. Honble. Sir Thomas Littleton bart., Speaker of the House of Commons, of 1,000 ounces of plate to be made after such fashion as he shall direct. (Cancelled and superseded by the subscription of Dec. 27 infra p. 229). Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 143.
Dec. 13.
Kensington.
Royal sign manual for 1,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton bart., Speaker of the House of Commons: without account: as allowance for and towards his equipage as Speaker: "being the like sum that hath usually been allowed to former Speakers for that occasion." (Money warrant dated Dec. 13 hereon). (Money order dated Dec. 13 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 47. Order Book V, p. 30.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to apply the sum of 24,201l. 7s. 5d. to deficiencies of funds as follows in accordance with the Act [8–9 Wm. III, c. 20] for making good the Deficiencies of certain Funds as therein: the said sum being the produce between 1698.
Nov. 15 and Dec. 13 of the following funds viz.:
£s.d.
of the Window Act11525179
of Additional Impositions53683
of the New Duty on Salt36488
of the Duty on [Stamped] Paper continued3658175
£2420175
the said application to be as follows
Fund.Deficiencies as computed by the Act of ParliamentHow they stood upon the Register 1698, Dec. 13.The application
£s.d.£s.d.£s.d.
First 4s. Aid556221055562210526017
Third 4s. Aid407372034028270319109
Fourth 4s. Aid917101138984456743001911¼
Second Quarterly Poll892751348877513441813
Three fourths of the Customs213447159211447159100105
Salt171150000159074616680261010
Two thirds of the Additional Excise16000000134054111175073
Additional Impositions44517774440000002087157
Stamped Vellum, &c.2241147235601171051010¾
Marriages64800000648000003038195
Wines, Vinegar, &c.1461811914618119685112
Tonnage and Poundage142666714266676691
5160459144994369192420175
Money Book XIV, pp. 268–9.
Dec. 13.Treasury commission to Nicholas Greenwood as Surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages loco Richard Gibson whose commission is hereby superseded. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 81.
Dec. 14.Royal sign manual dated Kensington for 50l. to Dame Elizabeth Hamilton: as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Dec. 20 hereon). (Money order dated Dec. 30 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 48. Money Book XIV, p. 263. Order Book V, p. 37.
Same to the Treasury Lords to give warrant to the Trustees for Fee Farms to contract with Richard Topham for purchase of a fee farm rent of 4l. 5s. 4½d. issuing out of the manor of Windsor Underore, and a like rent of 10l. payable out of Sunninghill Park. (Treasury warrant dated Dec. 20 hereon accordingly to the said Trustees). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 51. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 143.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to William, Earl of Portland of the Rangership or Custody of the Little Park at Windsor: with all fees &c. thereto. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 58.
Same to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the baronetcy fee of 1,095l. due to the Crown from Sir Thomas Powell. Ibid., p. 53.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to pass as follows the accounts of Henry, Earl of Galway of the money by him received and paid for the service of the Forces lately employed in Piedmont in 1693–6: charging him therein for moneys received as follows viz. 14,999l. 16s. 8d. received of — Fatio of Geneva and John Jaques Kercher of Zurich by bills from Sir Joseph Herne and Nicho Tourton in Crowns; 13,125l. received of — Camp Lullin and Nicholas upon the said Earl's bills on the Earl of Ranelagh in Ducal and Milan livres; 26,310l. 5s. 1d. received of Joseph Boict upon the like bills in the like currencies; 12,031l. 16s. 2d. received of — Calandrin and Vigino of Livorno in Milan livres; 774l. 9s. 0d. received of — Cottin and Isaac Behagnel upon the like bills in Louis d'ors: amounting in all to 67,241l. 6s. 11d.: and allowing him in discharge his cravings as follows viz.: 800l. paid to Olivier of Turin for an old clothing of Miremont's Regiment, in Crowns; 3,692l. 10s. 0d. paid for raising and arming five Companies of the Regiment of Sacconay, in Crowns; 3,900l. for raising and clothing the Regiment of Montauban, in Crowns; 1,104l. 10s. 0d. paid to — Oliver for a former clothing of the army for which the late Duke of Schomberg passed his word, in Crowns; 4,411l. 1s. 0d. for the arrears due to the Regiments of Julien, Baltzard, Deloches and Mallet, in Crowns; 271l. 14s. 2d. paid for the passage of "our" Forces into the Grisons to the officers and others of the of the Vaudois and to the Hospital of the Vallées; 334l. 2s. 6d. paid to D'Loches for arms by him bought for the Forces, in Crowns; 445l. 5s. 0d. paid to divers officers, in Crowns; 100l. given to a professor at Zurich as a gratification, in Crowns; 10,104l. 1s. 6d. paid to the two Battalions of the Regiment of Galway, in Ducal and Milan livres; 3,372l. 4s. 10d. paid the two Batallions of Bavaria, in Milan money; 5,143l. 16s. 8d. paid to Capt. Braggar for the pay of the Regiment of D'Loches in Ducal and Milan money; 4,377l. 12s. 2d. paid to Reau for pay of the Regiment of Littlemaris in the same money; 7,584l. 10s. 2d. paid to the Regiment of Sacconay in the same money; 13,717l. 12s. 11d. paid to the four Battalions of Brandenburg in the same money; 774l. 9s. 0d. paid to the Company of gunners and bombardiers being 860½ Louis d'ors at 18s. each; 55l. 6s. 4d. to the sick of the four French Battalions in Milan money; 158l. 12s. 0d. paid for gratifications in Milan; 193l. 4s. 9d. paid for extraordinary charges of the Forces in Milan; 6,638l. 18s. 8d. paid to the Munitionaries for bread for the Forces for three months, in Milan money; 35l. paid to Bochet, engineer, in the same money; 100l. for the charges of keeping and making up these accounts; 80l. for Exchequer charges on the making up this accompt: the total discharge amounting to 67,394l. 18s. 7d.: all which the Earl of Ranelagh reports truly paid for account of the said Forces and the King thinks fit to allow although such formal warrants, receipts or other vouchers as are requisite by the strict rules of the Exchequer were not had or cannot be produced for the same or some of them. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 54–6.
Dec. 14.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of moneys of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise) 1,000l. to me [Lowndes] on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service. Disposition Book XIV, p. 278.
Dec. 15.Same to the Agents of the Marine Regiments. On reading Andrew Corbet's report touching the money due for quartering the two old Marine Regiments my Lords direct you to give notice to the persons concerned that there will be money directed to pay the said quarters provided they bring in their accounts to be examined and adjusted. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 69.