Warrants etc.
December 1698, 16-31

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'Warrants etc.: December 1698, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 14: 1698-1699 (1934), pp. 219-232. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83007 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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December 1698, 16-31

Dec. 16.Money warrant for 69l. 0s. 2d. to the Churchwardens of St. Magnus parish London for 3¼ years to 1697 Xmas on a perpetuity of 21l. 4s. 8d. per an. payable to same for the relief of the poor of said parish. Money Book XIV, p. 259.
Same for 25l. to the Churchwardens of St. James's Westminster for half-a-year to 1697 Nov. 19 on an annuity for the like purpose. Ibid., p. 260.
Same for 61l. to the Churchwardens of St. Michael's Cornhill for five years to 1697 Xmas on a perpetuity of 12l. 4s. 0d. per an. for the like purpose. Ibid.
Same for 17l. 10s. 0d. to the Churchwardens of St. Botolph's London for 2½ years to same date on a perpetuity of 7l. per an. Ibid.
Same for 23l. to the Churchwardens of St. John Baptist Walbrook for three years to same date on a perpetuity of 7l. 13s. 4d. per an. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to the Churchwardens of the parish church of Hampton Co. Middlesex for one year to same date on their annuity for the use of the poor thereof, to be distributed by the direction of the Vicar of the parish and the under housekeeper of the royal palace there. (Money order dated Jan. 4 hereon). Ibid., p. 260. Order Book V, p. 59.
Same for 75l. to William, Earl of Derby, Thomas Cholmondley and William Banks to be paid over to the poor ministers of the Isle of Man for three quarters of a year to 1697 Xmas on their pension of 100l. per an. Money Book XIV, p. 260.
Same for 2,990l. 6s. 4d. to Charles Brawn, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Somerset; 1,716l. 11s. 2¼d. thereof for an overpayment on his account of last year's 1s. Aid and 1,273l. 15s. 1¾d. thereof for the like on his account of the Subsidies: the said 2,990l. 6s. 4d. to be immediately repaid into the Exchequer on his account of the 3s. Aid anno 1697. (Money order dated Jan. 9 hereon). Ibid., p. 261. Order Book V, p. 50.
Same for 5l. 6s. 8d. to Sir John Cotton Kt. for one year to 1697 Xmas on his perpetuity. Money Book XIV, p. 262.
Same for 73l. 10s. 0d. to the Provost and Fellows of Eton College for 1¾ years to same date on a perpetuity of 42l. per an. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to John Luff Dr. of Physic, for 1¼ years to 1697 Xmas on his fee as Reader of Physic in the University of Oxford. Ibid., p. 275.
Dec. 16.Money warrant for 50l. to Thomas Boucher, D C L. for 1¼ years to 1697 Xmas on his fee as Professor of Civil Law in the University of Oxford. Money Book XIV, p. 275.
Same for 90l. to Robert Brady Dr. of Physic for 2¼ years to 1697 Xmas on his fee as Professor of Physic in the University of Cambridge. Ibid.
Same for 20l. 16s. 8d. to the University of Cambridge for 1¼ years to 1697 Xmas on a perpetuity of 16l. 13s. 4d. for a Divinity Lecture. Ibid.
Same for 16l. 13s. 4d. to same for 1¼ years to same date on a perpetuity of 13l. 6s. 4d. for a Divinity Lecture. Ibid., p. 276.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to same for same time on a perpetuity of 10l. per an. for a preacher. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to George Oxenden D.C.L. for same time on his fee as Professor of Civil Law in said University. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of a mill at Eccleskimining [Eglwys Cymmyn] Co. Carmarthen in order to a lease thereof to John Thomas for 31 years at the old rent of 4l. 2s. 0d. and fine of 5l.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on said Thomas's petition for same. The premises were valued in the Parliamentary Survey in 1653 at 10l. per an. and were let by Charles I in 1635 to James Houghton gent for 21 years at 4l. per an. and four capons valued at 2s. I do not find any lease renewed since 1660 nor any profit to the Crown beyond the 4l. rent which is now very near the annual value. The lease is for the benefit and support of petitioner's mother a poor blind woman and petitioner must assert the King's title against a person who claims the premises in fee farm. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 144.
Dec. 19.Money order for 331l. 5s. 4d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries by him delivered to the officers of said Court [and for his own diet] for Michaelmas [term] 1698. Order Book V, p. 33.
Dec. 20.Royal warrant under the King's sign manual dated Kensington to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 3s. 4d. a day each to Edward Joslin, Robert Cox and Peter Rivall for half pay as from Aug. 1 last as late Chaplains of the Foot Regiments of Col. William Seymour, Col. Edward Dutton Colt, and Col. Henry Mordaunt, they having been reduced and discontinued on the establishing of said Regiments as Marines: the King being pleased to allow them half-pay as to the Chaplains of the Regiments lately disbanded. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 38c.
Treasury warrant to the Postmaster General to pay 72l. to William White, deputy postmaster at Sudbury in Suffolk, for [9 years on] an additional 8l. per an. salary for the time he hath been in the [said] office: with dormant clause for paying said addition for the future: making his salary 34l. per an. Money Book XIV, p. 262.
Dec. 20.Money warrant for 30l. to George Feilding Esq. late one of the Pages of Honour for 1697 Xmas quarter on his annuity of 120l. (Money order dated Dec. 22 hereon). Ibid., p. 263. Order Book V, p. 35.
Same for 500l. to Philip Ryley Esq. in further part of moneys expended for sundry works performed by his Majesty's directions in several of the King's parks: 900l. having been already paid him thereon. (Money order ut supra). Money Book XIV, p. 263. Order Book V, p. 33.
Same (struck through) for 262l. 10s. 1d. to Thomas Harrison, sheriff of Cos. Cambridge and Huntingdon, for an overpayment on his account to 1697 Sept. 29 arising by payments for arrests of highwaymen. (Money order dated Dec. 23 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 264. Order Book V, p. 35.
Same for 9l. 6s. 8d. to William Sherlock D.D. for 1697 Xmas quarter on his fee as Master of the Temple. Money Book XIV, p. 264.
Same (struck through) for 50l. to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield for five years to 1697 Xmas on a perpetuity of 10l. per an. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 3,500l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be by tallies of anticipation on the eighth instalment due 1699 Sept. on the Two Millions: and is intended to be paid over to Fra. Stratford Esq. 3,125l. thereof as in full of 12,500l. by him furnished to the Duke of Holstein by the King's order (9,375l. having been already paid him); and the remaining 375l. as in full of all interest and demands whatsoever relating thereto. Ibid. p. 265.
Money warrant for 400l. to Sir Francis Child, late his Majesty's jeweller, for a jewel of diamonds with his Majesty's picture given by the King to the Abbé Scarlotti, Envoy from the Electoral Duke of Bavaria; as by the certificate of 1696 Oct. 20 by the Earl of Dorset, late Lord Chamberlain of the Household: to be satisfied by tallies of anticipation on the fourth instalment due 1698–9 Jan. of the Two Millions. (Money order dated 1698–9 Jan. 3 hereon). Ibid., p. 274. Order Book V, p. 40.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of moneys remaining for the uses of the Civil List) 800l. to Gasper Frederick Henning for arrears due to the Gardens. Disposition Book XIV, p. 278.
Same to same to issue (out of same) 200l. each to Thomas Warren, Peter D'La Noye and Christopher Pollard as Commissioners appointed to be sent with the squadron for reducing the pirates in the West Indies. Ibid.
Same to same to issue [the aforesaid] 500l. to Philip Ryley out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 279.
Dec. 20.The Treasury Lords to the Marquess of Carmarthen [with regard to his claim to the office of Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer]. We have read yours of the 12th inst. and cannot but be under some surprise that you impute to us the loss of last term since your first letter to our Secretary is dated Nov. 1 which is ten days after the term began; and we have constantly replied to your letters in very few days and have heard nothing from you in above a month. Until you let us know in what manner you intend to proceed against us we cannot determine whether it is in our power to waive the privilege of Parliament as is desired. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 63.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. William Sharp, Commissioner and Collector of Customs at Bridgetown in Barbados, containing a complaint of the breach of the Acts of Trade and Navigation "in the said Islands." Ibid., p. 69.
[? Dec. 20.]Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of Jacob Van Reissen shewing that he purchased an annuity of 14l. per cent. [sic for per an.] for his life which he authorised one Cephas Tutet to receive for him from time to time but Tutet being absconded petitioner cannot receive same, the order and tally being in Tutet's hands; therefore praying a new tally and order. Reference Book VII, p. 307.
Dec. 20.Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Nicholas Barret for payment of 2,160l. due on a contract with said Commissioners to build two large 70 gun ships at Harwich, being for loss of discount on tallies delivered to him for that service and for timber, nails &c. furnished for the use of said ships, which were taken by the French after ten weeks waiting for a convoy. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of William Petre Esq. shewing that the defendant Sir Augustine Palgrave was cutlawed at his suit for debt for 1,200l. recovered against him by suit in the Common Pleas and the sheriff of Norfolk seized Palgrave's goods and chattels: therefore praying a privy seal for said goods in part satisfaction. Ibid., p. 310.
Dec. 21.Royal sign manual, dated Kensington, for 260l. to Edward Hyde, commonly called Visct. Cornbury, son and heir to Henry, Earl of Clarendon: as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Dec. 27 hereon) (Money order dated 1698–9 Jan. 3 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 57. Order Book V, p. 38.
Same for 500l. to Robert Yard: without account: in reward and satisfaction for his pains and service as Secretary to the Lords Justices of England during the King's absence this last year. (Money warrant dated Dec. 27 hereon). (Money order dated 1698–9 Jan. 3 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 57. Money Book XIV, p. 272. Order Book V, p. 40.
Dec. 21.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of moneys remaining for the Civil List) 1,000l. to me [Lowndes] on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service. Disposition Book XIV, p. 278.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Herbert Fead et al late serjeants in the Regiment now under Col. Holt, praying the arrear of subsistence due to them for the time they were in the said Regiment in the West Indies. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 69.
Dec. 22.Money warrant for 150l. to the Mayor and Corporation of Windsor and to the churchwardens of the parish church of New Windsor for 3 years to 1698 Sept. 29 on their annuity as by the privy seal of 1693 July 20 for the support of the church and poor of said parish. (Money order dated Dec. 22 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 265. Order Book V p. 33.
Dec. 23.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 16085l. 2s. 6¼d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be satisfied by tallies on the 6th instalment due 1699 May on the Two Millions; and to be applied as follows, viz.:
£s.d.
to clear the subsistence to the Forces in England to 1698–9 Jan. 81008526
for the poor pensioners payable in said Earl's Office6000
£1608526
Money Book XIV, p. 264.
Same to same to issue 4000l. to Edward, Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: to be by tallies of anticipation on the 8th instalment due 1699 Sept. on the Two Millions: and is to be paid over to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded on account for that service; two fifths thereof to be charged to the head of [seamen's] wages and three-fourths to the head of the Victualling. Ibid, p. 266.
Same to same to issue 14209l. to Thomas Neale on the unsatisfied order in his name as Master and Worker of the Mint: to be by tallies on the Two Millions on the 10th instalment due 1699–1700 January: and is to clear the moneys due to the several importers [of silver bullion &c.] to the Mint, being 29209l. as appropriated thereto by the Act for the said Two Millions (9 Wm. III, c. 44.) Ibid.
Same to same to issue 55l. 7s. 10d. to William Lowndes on the unsatisfied order in his name for secret service: to be satisfied by tallies on John Ford and John Thorpe for the King's moiety of a seizure made by them of several parcels of muslins, borax, &c. condemned in Hilary term last. Ibid, p. 267.
Money warrant for 30000l. to Ralph, Earl of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, upon account as in part of 100,000l. for the service of the Great Wardrobe as by the privy seal of the 22nd inst supra p. 212. (Money order dated Dec. 23 hereon). Ibid, p. 267. Order Book V, p. 34.
Dec. 23.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 17087l. 10s. 9d. to Charles Bertie on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Ordnance: to be by tallies for 7078l. 10s. 9d. on the fifth instalment due in March next and 10,000l. on the 6th instalment due in May next on the Two Millions: and are to be applied to the carrying on of the land and sea service in the Office of Ordnance. Money Book XIV. p. 268.
Money order for 74l. 4s. 0d. to Richard Hutchinson, Customs Cashier, for so much expended by Richard Bere, late Collector of Carlisle port by order of Secretary the Duke of Shrewsbury 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. Order Book V, p. 46.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of moneys remaining in the Exchequer for the Civil List) 800l. to me [Lowndes] on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service. Disposition Book XIV, p. 279.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lieut. Col. Meredith Gwyllym, late of Col. Buchan's Regiment which is disbanded, shewing that he is under very uneasy circumstances and praying some relief. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 70.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners. It is represented to my Lords that there is a very considerable sum of money due from your office for the thirds and tenths of prizes appropriated by Act of Parliament and directed to be paid to the Navy Treasurer. Take care to comply with the directions of said Act. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests. My Lords have considered your state of the accounts of Jonathan Ambrose, melter in the Tower Mint. You are to prepare them for declaration accordingly. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Winder as tidesman at Whitehaven port loco William Pletsoe according to my Lords' warrant of Oct. 6 last, notwithstanding any later presentment or warrant to the contrary. Ibid, pp. 70, 71.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Joseph Taylor shewing that being interested in a parcel of muslins and romalls (which were put ashore only to avoid a severe and arbitrary mulct and with no design to defraud) he put same into the hands of Mr. Haford, collector of Deal port, for the security [securing] of the Duties but the surveyor and tidesmen took the goods from Mr. Haford on pretence of a fraudulent seizure: therefore praying leave to compound. Reference Book VII, p. 307.
Same to same of the petition of the landsurveyors of London port praying payment of the 50l. each which my Lords some time since ordered for their extraordinary service but which was respited till the "delivery" of the Virginia fleet; also praying an increase of salary, the peace much increasing the trouble of their offices. Ibid. p. 308.
Dec. 23.The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Stephen Fox praying a grant of the King's title to the estate of John Archer in Co. Meath (who stands outlawed for treason) the better to enable him to recover a debt claimed by him from Patrick Archer deceased, father of the said John. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 467.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition and other papers [all missing] of Rebecca Lascells, widow of Richard Lascells, goldsmith, relating to the loss she sustains by the repayment of the debt owing to her late husband in Ireland in guineas at the rate of 26s. each or [in[ other coins of equal value to the said guineas. Ibid.
Dec. 24.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of moneys remaining for the Civil List) 660l. forthwith to the Cofferer of the Household (on the order in his name) to discharge the Customs of wines imported for his Majesty's proper expense. Disposition Book, XIV, p. 279.
Dec. 26.Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Richard Topham for a grant "in fee farm rent" of a tenement called the King Henry Inn at Windsor and a small parcel of land there formerly woodground. Reference Book VII, p. 307.
Dec. 27.Money warrant for 2000l. to the Treasury Lords (Charles Montague, Chancellor of the Exchequer; Sir Stephen Fox, John Smith, Sir Thomas Littleton and Thomas Pelham) for last Xmas quarter's salary. (Money order dated Dec. 28 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 270. Order Book V, p. 37.
Same for 5750l. to Sir Benjamin Bathurst, Treasurer to William, Duke of Gloucester, for same quarter on his annuity of 15000l. (Money order dated Dec. 28 hereon). Money Book, XIV, p. 270. Order Book, V, p. 37.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 3000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be by tallies of anticipation on the 8th instalment due in 1699 Sept. of the Two Millions: and is to be paid over to the Transports Commissioners on account for the Transport service. Money Book XIV, p. 270.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 80l. 12s. 4d. to the officers of the Pipe for one year to June 24 last on their several fees payable out of the Customs: to wit 63l. 2s. 0d. to Robert, Lord Russell, Clerk of the Pipe and to the Secondary and sworn clerks in his office; 5l. 15s. 0d. to John Pottinger, Comptroller of the Pipe; 11l. 15s. 4d. to Henry Ballow and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains. Ibid, p. 271.
Money warrant for 50l. to the Treasurer of King Charles the I's Hospital in Westminster and 50l. to the Churchwardens of St. Margaret's Westminster, for the relief of the poor of the said parish: for one year to 1698 Xmas. (Money order dated 1698–9 Jan. 3 hereon). Ibid, p. 271. Order Book V, p. 39.
Dec. 27.Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to repay to officers of the Post Office of not more than 60l. per an. salary their assessments to the second 3s. Aid. Money Book XIV, p. 272.
Money warrant for 100l. to Rudolph Kien for half a year to 1698 Xmas on his salary as Closet Keeper to the King. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to the churchwardens of St. Martin's in the Fields for one year to same date on the annuity for the relief of the poor of said parish. (Money order dated 1698–9 Jan. 4 hereon). Ibid, p. 273. Order Book V, p. 45.
Same for 28l. 18s. 6½d. to Thomas Bower, late sheriff of Dorset; for an overpayment on his shrievalty account ended 1697 Sept. 29 by reason of payments for apprehending a clipper. (Money order dated 1698–9 Jan. 4 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 273. Order Book V, p. 43.
Same for 61l. 18s. 3½d. to Edmund Godwin, late sheriff of Essex: for a like overpayment. (Money order ut supra). Money Book XIV, p. 273. Order Book V, p. 43.
Same for 61l. 1s. 0d. to John Pack, late sheriff of Suffolk: for a like overpayment. (Money order ut supra). Money Book XIV, p. 273. Order Book V, p. 43.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of moneys remaining for the Civil List: viz.
£s.d.
to 11 Judges of England for last Hilary term2750
and to the executrix of Justice Eyre from the time of his last payment to Sept. 12 last being the day of his death (in the margin: a certificate to be produced for this)110101
to the Justices of Chester for last Hilary term175
to the 11 Masters in Chancery for the same term [quarter]175
£3310101
Disposition Book XIV, p. 279.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 191l. 12s. 10d. to Sir Joseph Tredenham as late Governor of St. Mawes Castle and to the gunners thereof, as remaining due to them to 1696 Aug. 31. Ibid, p. 280.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of any money remaining in the Exchequer for the use of the Civil Government, viz.:
£s.d.
to the poor of St. James's25
to the poor of St. Michael's Cornhill61
to the poor of St. Magnus6902
to the poor of St. Botolph's17100
to the poor of Walbrook23
to Eton College73100
to Emmanuel College, Cambridge20168
to the Reader of Civil Law there5000
to the Reader of Physic there9000
to the Divinity Lecturer there16134
to the University of Cambridge12100
to the Reader of Physic at Oxford5000
to the Reader of Civil Law there5000
to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield5000
to the Master of the Temple968
to Sir John Cotton568
to the poor of Hampton town50
to the poor ministers in the Isle of Man75
to the poor of St. Margaret's, Westminster [& Charles I's Hospital there]100
to the poor of St. Martin's100
to Thomas Dodson100
to Mris. Eleanor May to Xmas 1697100
to Mr. Feilding, late Page of Honour90
to Mr. Jones, Apothecary to the Household320
to Lady Berkley to Xmas 1697100
to the Duke and Duchess of Grafton750
to Ann Ryall10
to Mris. Mary Kirke250
to Lady Hamilton50
to the poor of Windsor150
to Thomas Harrison, late sheriff of Cambridge and Hunts262101
to Edward Nicholas for several poor people as of his Majesty's bounty2512
£564337
Ibid, pp. 281–2.
Dec. 27.Same to the Navy Commissioners to attend my Lords this day week about Mr. Fitch's petition and other affairs. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 71.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed papers [missing] containing an information [against] Capt. Edwd. Windsor, Commander of His Majesty's advice boat Express, for running of tobacco and embezzling his Majesty's provisions. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit the shipment of 12 pieces of brass cannon on the De Grave, Capt. William Young commander, or any other ship going to the East Indies with Sir William Norris, Ambassador to the Great Mogul from the English Company trading to the East Indies: being designed for a present to the Great Mogul. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 4.
Same to the same to employ Tho. Pawlin (formerly in the collection of the Coal Duty and later a deputy King's waiter, London port) as a landwaiter ibid loco Henry Keates deceased.
John Norwood as Surveyor, Rochester port, loco John Underdowne dismissed.
Thomas Robie (long an extraordinary tidesman in Liverpool port) as a tidesman in fee there loco Robert Seddon deceased.
James Keeble as a noontender London port loco George Shaw since deceased.
Thomas Easterbrooke and Henry Thomas as tidesmen in Padstow port at 40l. per an. each according to the late proposed establishment. ut supra p. 131.
Roger Green as a noontender London port loco John Stackley deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 4, 5, 6.
Dec. 27.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to insert 40l. on the establishment as an addition to the 60l. per an. salary of Capt. John Phillips, examiner of the sufficiency of officers' securities, he having been since employed to assist the Receiver of the Plantation Duties in examining and approving the securities in the Plantation receipt particularly relating to the impost on tobacco and the soliciting of merchants for their debts standing out upon that Duty. Ibid, p. 12.
Same to same to permit Obediah Sedgewick of London merchant to export to Jamaica a bell of 500 pounds weight for the use of the parish Church of Port Royal there. Ibid., p. 5.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Richard Breton praying continuance of the allowance of 100l. per an. which my Lords allowed him as an addition by reason of several disadvantages he sustained, which disadvantages still remain. Reference Book VII, p. 308.
Same to the Comptroller of the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber of the petition of Charles Peter, late surgeon to the Household, praying payment of 330l. 16s. 5d. due to him for salary 1692 Lady day to 1693 May 31 and 208l. 13s. 6d. for riding charges in Flanders and elsewhere. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Morse, shewing that he is of a clear reputation, well affected and firm to the Protestant religion and since the accession has improved all opportunities of promoting the King's interest and is well known to divers royal persons; therefore praying a landwaiter's place. Ibid., p. 309.
[? Dec. 27].Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Charles Kirby of lands and tenements in Co. Gloucester, being lands of William Stratford junr., extended for debt: at a rent of 53s. 4d. per an. and fine of 106s. 8d. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 145.
Same of a same to Sara White widow of lands and tenements in Co. Carnarvon being lands of Robert Hoakes outlaw: at a rent of 11s. 3d. per an. and fine of 22s. 6d. Ibid.
Same of a lease to Samuel Aldridge gent. of woodlands part of the manor of Burnham Co. Bucks. for 25 years at a rent of 6l. per an. and fine of 100l. ut supra p. 144. Ibid.
Dec. 27.Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated Dec. 24 from Peregrine Bertie, Vice Chamberlain of the Household, to Cha. Godfrey, Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery to Sir Thomas Littleton bart., Speaker of the House of Commons, of the same quantity of white and gilt plate as was lent to Paul Foley, late Speaker see supra p. 216. Ibid.
Dec. 27].Same of a like warrant dated Dec. 21 from said Bertie to said Godfrey for the delivery to Sir Charles Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies, of a diamond ring of the value of 300l. to be presented by the King to Baron D' Obrazinski, Envoy Extraordinary from Brandenburg, and another of the value of 200l. to be presented to Monsieur Pauli, Resident from the King of Denmark; the said rings to be first brought to the Vice Chamberlain for his approval. Ibid.
Dec. 28.Money order for 50l. to Sir Salathiell Lovell for 1698 Michaelmas term as one of the Justices of Chester.
125l. to Sir Joseph Jekyll for same term on his 500l. per an. as Chief Justice of Chester. Order Book V, p. 48.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh. Mr. Fox has reported to my Lords that 146l. 8s. 0d. is due to Sir Pury Cust, formerly a Capt. of a Troop of Horse in Lord Cavendish's Regiment now commanded by the Duke of Schomberg, to wit for accoutrements provided by him for the use of his Troop. Please pay same out of the first money that shall be provided for offreckonings. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 71.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed several papers [missing] sent to my Lords by the Earl of Bellomont, Governor of New York. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Burchett. The King signified his pleasure to my Lords some time since for a reward to Phillip Middleton, the youth who made discovery of several piracies. By a decree of the Admiralty Court certain moneys and goods belonging to Henry Adams (who is outlawed for the said piracies) and remaining in the hands of — Baldwyn Esq. are to be delivered to Richard Crawley, the receiver in this behalf, as an Admiralty droit. Please acquaint the Admiralty Lords that Middleton has received 16l. 3s. 6d. out of that part of the said effects which was answered to the King in the Exchequer and that the Treasury Lords recommend him to them for some further reasonable reward out of the said effects. Ibid., p. 78.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Edward Howe as a watchman London port loco Stephen Hill deceased.
David Morris as a landwaiter Liverpool port loco John Lloyd removed to be an established officer at Ruthland [Rhuddlan] Co. Flint. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 5, 6.
Dec. 28.Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Andrew Huddleston, Receiver General for Cumberland and Westmorland of the third and fourth 4s. Aids, praying allowance of 298l. 8s. 10d. for 4d. per £ which he gave [for bills] for the return of 13,081l. 2s. 2d. [to the Exchequer] and for other charges relating to his receipt. Reference Book VII, p. 308.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of Lord William Pawlet against the grant or remitting of Capt. Rigby's fine to the prejudice of his lordship's grant of all fines and profits of Greenwax. Notice to be given to said Lord himself. Caveat Book, p. 51.
Same of a same in favour of Mr. Woodcock of Clifford's Inn that he be heard before any grant pass to Sir John Sparrow of the custody or bailiwick of the Hundreds of Barstable and Hinckford Co. Essex. Notice to be given to Mr. Woodcock at Chelmsford and to Mr. Nicholas Baker in St. Lawrence Lane, London. Ibid.
Same of a same in behalf of the Surveyor General of Crown Lands that no lease or grant of the following be passed until he be advised with thereon; the same being designed to be renewed by [lease to] the present tenants in order to employ the renewal fines arising therefrom towards the purchasing of lands to be put into Windsor Little Park and towards the walling in of the said park; the King having designed the enlargement thereof and having commanded the said Surveyor to find out an equivalent for the proprietors; whereupon divers contracts have been made: [the said renewal leases being as follows viz.]
Mr. Aldworth's farms of Shaw and Frogmore.
Mr. Smith: some lands in Windsor.
Mr. Powney: Mustians Farm and scite of Old Windsor and the rent of the Rectory there.
Mr. Mitchell: Walton's messuage and three tenements in Old Windsor.
Mr. Topham's tenement called King Henry. Rents out of the manor of Windsor Underore and Sunninghill Park. Ibid., p. 52.
Dec. 29.Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for 1698 Xmas quarter for making a particular account of the Customs and divers other services by the Treasury Lords' direction. Money Book XIV, p. 272.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 442l. 15s. 0d. to Edward, Earl of Orford, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: to be by tallies of anticipation on the 1698–9 Jan. instalment of the Two Millions: and is to be paid to Sir Cloudesley Shovell to discharge the like sum due to the inhabitants of Maidstone for quarters of the Companies of Capt. Lee and the late Lord Berkeley in the Second Marine Regiment. Ibid., p. 273.
Money order for 75l. to William Wekett for 1698 Xmas quarter on his allowance for attendance on and for necessaries for the Treasury Chambers: and 5l. to John Hurst for same quarter for carrying letters on several occasions for his Majesty's service. (Money order dated 1698–9 Jan. 3 hereon). Ibid., p. 273. Order Book V, p. 38.
Dec. 29.Treasury allowance of the 1698 Xmas quarter's salary bill, detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Office: total 190l. 10s. 0d.
The same Office's incidents bill, detailed, for same quarter: total 96l. 14s. 2d. Money Book XIV, p. 277.
Money warrant for 50l. to Dr. George Oxenden for half-a-year to Sept. 29 last on his salary as Judge of the Court of the Admiralty of the Cinque Ports, payable during the war out of prizes and thereafter out of the Exchequer: same is to be hereby payable out of the Exchequer [cancelled and replaced by a like warrant of 1698–9 Feb. 24 infra]. (Money order dated 1698–9 Jan. 22 hereon). Ibid., p. 286. Order Book V, p. 45.
Treasury order to the Receipt to innovate a lost money order No. 1713 dated 1693 April 3 in the name of the Earl of Ranelagh and by him assigned to Oliver Andrews. Order Book V, p. 36.
The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Bellomont. We acknowledge the receipt of several letters and pacquets from you giving us ample accounts of the state of affairs in New England and New York. We are extremely pleased with your proceedings in those parts and we will take care to examine the matters you write about and give all the assistance and encouragement therein in our power. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 72.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayt to procure a warrant to be signed by the King to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 3000l. to the Transports Commissioners for the Transports service. Ibid.
Dec. 30.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of any moneys applicable to the uses of the Civil List) 400l. to Casper Frederick Hening on the unsatisfied order in his name for arrears due to the Gardens. Disposition Book XIV, p. 281.
Same to the Lord Chief Baron to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Ann Eden, widow and executrix of Tobias Eden, late Deputy Remembrancer of the Exchequer Court, praying payment of 1,174l. expended by him in receiving the duplicates of all the Aids since the King's accession and making entries of the same pursuant to the Acts of Parliament and for an allowance for his time and labour therein. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 72.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Miller, Customer of the Cloth Office in London port, shewing that his predecessors in said office received a salary of 276l. 8s. 8d. per an. until the death of Mr. Warwicke, the predecessor of James Halsey (who was petitioner's predecessor) when the salary was, by my Lords, sunk to 5l. per an. on a report from the said Commissioners; that he has collected the Custom on cloth for 6 years and finds "the collection to lessen the yearly income"; further he is forced to give an allowance to a clerk and is obliged to make good all moneys if brass or counterfeit coin and is like to lose 197l. 14s. 3½d. by the death of a clerk: therefore praying the ancient salary or an augmentation to his present salary to commence from the collecting the said Duty. Reference Book VII, p. 308.
Dec. 31.Privy seal for discharge of the Baronetcy fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Thomas Powell. (Treasury warrant dated March 21 to the Receipt for tallies of discharge accordingly.) [The privy seal is dated 31 Dec. 10 Wm. III. but this is a clerical slip for 11 Wm. III]. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 88–9. Money Book XIV, p. 388.