Warrants etc.
February 1699, 16-28

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'Warrants etc.: February 1699, 16-28', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 14: 1698-1699 (1934), pp. 273-288. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83011 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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February 1699, 16-28

Feb. 16.Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to require the Treasury Lords etc. to call to account all receivers and collectors of Crown revenues within the survey of the Exchequer and within the Principality of Wales and within the Duchy and County Palatine of Lancaster for all arrears of fee farm and other rents and also of the rents of the estate of Richard, late Visct. Preston before 1698 Sept. 29: and to cause same to be paid to Christopher Tilson gent. who is hereby appointed Reciver General of the said moneys: to be disbursed as the King shall direct by his sign manual countersigned by the Treasury Lords: schedules of said debts to be made out and the said Tilson's nominees are hereby to be empowered to collect same by distress or otherwise with such fees and riding charges for that service as any messengers heretofore have been used to receive: for which purpose such persons are hereby to be admitted and sworn as messengers of the Chamber and of the said Duchy and County Palatine: with full power to the said Tilson by consent of the Treasury Lords to agree reasonable compositions with the tenants, fee farmers, collectors or receivers of the premises. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 75–77.
Money warrant for 40l. to John Dolbin and Richard Cam for two years from 1691 Xmas on the fee of 20l. per an. granted by Charles II to them as Clerks of the Fines at Ludlow. Money Book XIV, p. 309.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 13,700l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be by tallies on the 6th payment due in May next on the Two Millions: and is to be applied for 2 weeks' subsistence of the Forces to March 5 next. Ibid, p. 311.
Feb. 16William Lowndes [to the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue 2,500l. to me (Lowndes) on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service. Disposition Book XIV, p. 301.
Same to the Agents for Taxes enclosing the Solicitor General's opinion concerning the assessment laid on the Hundred of Cliston, Co. Devon, for last year's Land Tax. Send it to the Assessment Commissioners for the said Hundred. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 85.
Same to same to enquire into the behaviour of Obediah Smith, surveyor of the window tax in Co. Leicester. Ibid.
Same to Sir John Talbot. My Lords would speak with you tomorrow, if this finds you in town. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Vernon enclosing a copy [missing] of the Customs Commissioners' report on two vessels stopped at Yarmouth with wool from Scotland. Ibid.
Treasury commission to John Yapp to be a surveyor of the Duties on Marriages etc. and on Houses loco Edward Batchellour hereby superseded. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 82.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland. We have laid before the King yours of Jan. 7 last concerning points in the adjusting the accounts of the Forces in Ireland. The King's pleasure thereon is as follows:—
(1) As to the subsistence of the Foot from 1 Jan. 1691–2 to 1692 March 31 (which is alleged to have been paid for that time by the Cols. for 3 serjeants 2 drums and 60 private soldiers in each Company because the Establishment which reduced same to 2 sergeants 1 drum and 50 men per Company did not arrive in Ireland till 1692 April), as timely notice was given of that Establishment the King will only allow according to the actual muster rolls, "his Majesty judging it a very great neglect that those muster rolls are not at hand and very unlikely that they should be all lost, since by the rules for mustering the Forces there ought to have been 3 authentic muster rolls of each Company signed at each muster, one for the Paymaster, one for the Commissary and [one] to remain with each Company in the army.
(2) You are to give warrant to the Treasurer or Paymaster of the Army to make good to the Forces one day's pay more than is allowed upon the establishment for 1692 and 1696 to answer the 29th day of February in those years as Leap years.
(3) As to the clearing the four Regiments raised in 1694 the King gave order Jan. 18 last as to that of Col. George Villiers raised by Sir Richard Atkins. The same order is to apply to the other 3 Regiments raised by Lord Mountjoy, Lord Charlemont and Col. Courthop so far as they shall appear by proper vouchers to have been raised and subsisted in England.
(4) The Regiments lately disbanded are to be paid for the days on which they were broke. The Ordnance charge against each Regiment is to be laid before the King who will decide what part thereof shall be borne by the Regiment.
(5) As to the additional sergeant, drum and 10 men to each Company of Col. Mitchelburn's late Regiment alleged to have been transported to Chester when the Regiment was ordered for England and to have remained there some time upon English subsistence until countermanded, English subsistence is to be allowed upon sufficient vouchers being produced.
(6) The Forces are to be charged with provisions furnished for them on board ship during their passage to and from Ireland at the usual rates viz., 12d. a day for each Trooper and his horse; 9d. a day for each Dragoon and his horse; 4d. a day for each foot soldier and proportionably for the officers' horses and servants. You are to receive an account hereof from the Transports Commissioners. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 482–3.
Feb. 16.Treasury warrant to Lord Coningsby [Paymaster General, Ireland] to pay forthwith to Lawrence Stanyon 1,124l. 3s. 3d. as directed by the King's letter of 1698 June 8: which letter has not been obeyed, whereby Stanyon has suffered great disappointments and inconveniences. The present warrant is by the King's express command. Ibid, p. 485.
Feb. 17.Money warrant for 370l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital for one year to Xmas last on the annuity to the Mayor etc. of London for the better support of the children of that foundation. Money Book XIV, p. 313.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. The 1,000l. for Culliford and Evernden ut supra p. 269 is intended as imprest for 1,000 bolts of sailcloth for which they are now to make a contract with you in accordance with your report of Jan. 25 last. Disposition Book XIV, p. 303.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 172l. 0s. 4d. to Thomas Lloyd on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Works: to be paid over to Mr. Brienne, Housekeeper at Kensington, for repairs of the stables there from 1697 July 17 to 1698 April 30 and building an office for his Majesty's bitt-maker: according to Sir Christopher Wren's estimates. (Same dated Feb. 21 to said Lloyd to so pay same). Ibid, pp. 304–306.
Same to Mr. Hume and Mr. Cremer to inspect the accompts of Mr. Richard Tayler, Paymaster of the Million Lottery Tickets. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 86.
Same to the Agents for Taxes enclosing a letter [missing] from several Commissioners of the Land Tax in the North Riding, Yorks., touching a deficiency in the assessment there. Take the opinion of the Attorney and Solicitor General how such deficiencies may be raised. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Vice Chamberlain. It is the King's pleasure that you forthwith dismiss Richard Poyke and Thomas Smith, clerks of the cheque to the Messengers of the Chamber for frauds and misdemeanours. Ibid.
Feb. 17.Treasury reference to Richard Taylor of the petitions of Eliz. Freke, spinster (shewing that she adventured 50l. in the Million Lottery and received for the same 80 tickets of 20s. each whereof 5 were to be paid yearly and that 75 thereof were burnt at the fire at St. James's); and of Bridget Adams (shewing that 28 of her tickets in the said Lottery being part of a set from No. 74,705 to 74,709 were burnt in the said fire). Reference Book VII, p. 313.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of the clothiers who clothed the army for the year 1697 showing that although in the last session of Parliament provision was made for satisfying them and Treasury [money] orders were issued pursuant thereto, yet they are afraid of being deprived of the interest thereof by former debts for clothing [ranking before them]; and whereas Mr. Abbott proposes to divide and deliver to each Regiment a copy of the names of those persons who have annuities for life and have not purchased any further estate therein, until the tallies and orders can be got ready, therefore petitioners pray that said names may be delivered to them proportionable to their respective debts so that they may claim the said tallies and orders when ready: which being referred to Mr. Abbott he reported that the reversionary annuities were granted to the clothiers as a fund to pay the offreckonings from 1696–7 Jan. 1 to 1697–8 Jan. 1 and that he is of opinion that the remainder of such [arrear] assignments as are yet unsatisfied are chargeable on the year 1697 as well as those that are given for the [clothing] service of that year [1697] without any breach of the Act. Ibid, p. 314.
Same to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] of the petition of Eliz. Countess Dowager of Winchilsea for a lease of the King's house at Richmond and of an old ruined house adjoining thereto, at the old rent of 16l. per an. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas D'Oyley, Receiver of Co. Monmouth, praying that 800l. or 900l. [in old silver] which is remaining in the Exchequer and which he received by tale [for taxes] in Co. Monmouth may be told [counted by tale] and re-coined and the deficiency allowed him; and that process may be stopped till same be adjusted. Ibid.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of Mr. Noland on behalf of the Earl of Clanricarde against any grant of the manors of Portumnay, Leitrim, Shrowle, Clairmein, Athlegue, Kilguane and several other manors and lands in Cos. Galway, Mayo and Roscommon belonging to said Earl but claimed as forfeited by Ulick, late Visct. Galway and John Bourk Esq. commonly called Lord Buffin. Notice to be given to Col. Thomas Huetson at the milliner's against the Rummer Tavern, Charing Cross. Caveat Book, p. 52.
Feb. 18.Money warrant for 3,052 8s. 10d. to Katherine, Queen Dowager for one quarter to Xmas last on her annuities of 10,972l. 19s. 3d. and 1,236l. 16s. 1½d. as by her patents of 1672 Dec. 20 and 1674 Oct. 9. Money Book XIV, p. 314.
Feb. 18.Same for 2530l. to Fra. Eyles et al, Trustees for Exchequer Bills: being 200l. each to the said Trustees, nine in number, for half a year's allowance 1698 July 27 to 1698–9 Jan. 27: and 730l. to Lionel Herne their secretary and accomptant for salaries for same time to himself and clerks detailed (three in the accomptant's office; nine in the Cashier's office; five in the office of the Clerk of the Bills). (Money order dated Feb. 23 hereon). Ibid, pp. 315–6. Order Book V, p. 55.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to receive from Mr. Hall 7,413l. 5s. 2½d. in guineas at 22s. which he brought to the Exchequer on Wednesday last the 15th inst. Disposition Book XIV, p. 303.
Same to same to satisfy the warrant of this day for 3,052 8s. 10d. to the Queen Dowager out of Civil List money by 1,052l. 8s. 10d. next week and 1,000l. a week thereafter. Ibid.
Same to same to receive guineas at 22s. each as follows viz. 52,569l. from Richard Hutchinson, Customs Cashier; 2,989l. from Mr. Hall, Excise Cashier; 16,000l. from Sir Thomas Cuddon, Receiver General of Taxes for London, Westminster and Middlesex, they having received same at that rate. Ibid, p. 304.
Same to same to issue 61l. 18s. 3½d. to Edmd. Godwin, late Sheriff of Essex. Ibid, p. 305.
Treasury letters patent constituting John Dobell Esq. as Comptroller of Customs in Chichester port loco Freeman Howse lately deceased: with the usual fee of 13l. 0s. 10d. per an. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 9–10.
Warrant to Sir Thomas Trevor, Attorney General, to enter a noli prosequi on fines as below to the informations against John Belchier, Nathan Gregory and James Scofield brought by William Hely and William Vickars, Customs officers, for arms sold by private persons in Flanders and bought up in Holland in 1697 by order of the Board of Ordnance and delivered into the stores, by reason that some of the arms so bought being Dutch arms and not having the King's mark they are liable to the penalties of the Act of Parliament I James II, c. 8: the said officers being willing to compound for their share of the forfeiture for 125l. (which being one third of the treble value is the usual rate of composition by licence of the Exchequer Court) and 25l. for their expenses. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 165.
Feb. 20.Money warrant for 198l. 16s. 10d. to John Bennett for so much overpaid by him in his account to 1697 Sept. 29 as Sheriff of Wilts., viz., for prosecuting clippers, coiners and robbers. (Money order dated Feb. 23 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 316. Order Book V, p. 61.
Feb. 20.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of Civil List moneys: viz.
to the twelve Judges of England for last Hilary term 3,000l.
to the Justices of Chester for same term 175l.
to the eleven Justices Masters in Chancery 175l.
Disposition Book XIV, p. 305.
Same to Lord Edward Russell [Treasurer of the Chamber] to pay 1,959l. 5s. 10¾d. for a quarter of sums as follows to 8 messengers of the Chamber, being due on their bills, viz. Simon Chapman 1,105l. 7s. 4d., Charles Couchman 651l. 15s. 5d.; Richard Hayward 498l.; John King 2,568l. 6s. 10d.; William Knight 405l. 6s. 0d.; William Sharp late messenger 386l. 19s. 2d.; William Sutton 978l. 9s. 10d.; Ralph Young 1,250 18s. 11d. (total 7,837l. 3s. 7d.). Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Commissioners for Prizes to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Henry Gibbs concerning the prize ship Providence. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 87.
Same to the Postmaster General to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] concerning the establishing a Post between Bristol and Wotton under Edge. Ibid.
Same to the Vice Chamberlain of the Household. My Lords desire you not to admit any others into the places of Mr. Poyke and Mr. Smith, clerks of the cheque to the messengers of the Chamber, or into the places of any other messengers who may hereafter be dismissed for fraud, without the King's special command. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Richard Dawson, Thomas Roberts, Leonard Woodhouse and George Browne at 20l. per an. each as an addition of 4 boatmen to the establishment of Hull port, 2 thereof to be put on board the hoy in the service of that port (which is not sufficiently manned) and 2 to be employed in the river: the necessity for same being represented by the said Commissioners' memorial of the 11th inst. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 10.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Geo. Watson for a non pros to the information against his vessel which is appraised at 35l. Reference Book VII, p. 314.
Same to same of the petition of George Keat et al for leave to export 400 weight of worsted cruell to Guinea. Ibid.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of Lieut. Edward Couly shewing that he lent several sums amounting to 380l. odd, for the payment of which "the said captain" gave petitioner an assignment on his [the Captain's] arrears stated by several [regimental] agents and signed by Major General Erle; that petitioner being distributor and collector for stamped paper for Co. Lincoln is become indebted 100l. to the Office for which he is threatened: therefore praying that said arrears may be allowed in his accompt. Ibid, p. 315.
Feb. 20.Same to Mr. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Robert Avery for an extension of his term in 2 tenements in the manor of Bucklawren, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. Ibid, p. 319.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Joseph Sandwell praying a noli prosequi to the information against his ship for not being manned according to the [Navigation] Acts. Ibid, p. 315.
Same to Mr. Aaron Smith of the petition of John Cherry for payment of 81l. 9s. 0d. for summoning witnesses in 1690 to discover the forfeited estate of the Earl of Dover and for attending the inquisition commissioners from 1690 Sept. 28 to 1691 Dec. 22. Reference Book VII, p. 322.
Feb. 21.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 13l. 0s. 10d. per an. to John Dobell as Comptroller of Chichester port loco Freeman Howse deceased. Money Book XIV, p. 316.
Treasury warrant to the Auditors of Imprests to allow 263l. 7s. 8d. to Thomas Hall upon his account of imprests out of the subscription of the Two Millions for paying of tallies on the Excise and Post Office: the said sum having been paid by him to the Receivers of the said Two Millions to enable them to pay divers items of interest to divers subscribers, 15 in all.
Prefixing: schedule of said items with the subscribers' names. Ibid, p. 320.
Same to the Receipt for a payment and for a cancellation of Exchequer Bills as follows: viz.: on 1696–7 Feb. 24 there was paid into the office of Guy Palmes, one of the four Tellers of the Receipt, 1,730l. to satisfy Bills of Credit in the hands of private persons issued on the Salt Duties of 7 and 8 Wm. III and the said sum was applied to cancel the said Bills to the principal value of 1,660l. and 70l. of interest thereon; by reason whereof there will remain unsatisfied 70l. principal value in the said Bills with 4l. 1s. 7d. of interest thereon to Jan. 31 last; towards which there remains in the Exchequer 10l. 2s. 4¼d. A money warrant is hereby to be drawn for payment of 75l. to William Clayton, one of the clerks in the office of the Auditor of the Receipt to be applied to the discharge of said Bills, which, when so discharged, Clayton is to deliver to the said Auditor for cancellation: the said 75l. being hereby to be paid out of the abovesaid 10l. 2s. 4¼d. and out of 64l. 17s. 7¾d. out of any Civil List moneys. (Money order dated March 3 for said 75l. accordingly). Further there remain in the hands of the four Tellers of the Receipt 580l. of the like Bills which were never issued by them and with which they are still charged in the said Auditor's certificate. The same are to be hereby cancelled and the said Tellers are to be discharged thereof. Money Book XIV, p. 327. Order Book V, p. 62.
Money order for 40l. to John Low and Peter Leneve, Deputy Chamberlains of the Receipt, for 1698 Michaelmas and Hilary terms on their additional allowance for sorting and ordering records foreign and domestic in the Treasury [of the Receipt] at Westminster. Order Book V, p. 58.
Feb. 21.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows on unsatisfied orders: being for one week's allowance respectively to the 18th inst viz.:
500l. to Mr. Lloyd towards 9,306l. 5s. 3½d. to clear the ordinary of the Works to 1697–8 Jan. 1.
400l. to Henry D' Nassau, Seigneur D' Auverquere for the extraordinaries of the Stables.
300l. to the Earl of Montagu for emptions for the Great Wardrobe.
800l. to the Earl of Bradford, Cofferer, for emptions for the Household and Stables.
600l. to the Earl of Portland for the Privy Purse "which makes the sum of 4200l. directed for this service since 1st January last."
400l. to Casper Fred. Henning for arrears to the Gardens. Disposition Book XIV, p. 306.
Same to same to issue 200l. to Philip Packer on the orders on his father's and grandfather's liberates to be applied in just proportions towards satisfying the debts following certified by Mr. Twitty as due viz.:
£s.d.
to Edward Darrell for stationery wares230418
to Widow Willis for the like961153
to Robert Mitchell for the like692100
to William Betts for the like110000
£505860
Disposition Book XV, p. 1.
Same to Mr. Floyer to pay into the Exchequer the balance of your account of money received for exchanging of plate. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 87.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Woolaston, Receiver General of the Duties on Marriages etc. and on Houses for Co. Herts., proposing his securities detailed. Reference Book VII, p. 315.
Feb. 22.
At our Court at Kensington.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the issue to Thomas, Lord Coningsby, Paymaster of the Forces lately employed in the reducing of Ireland, of sums not exceeding 35,000l. as imprest for payment of the arrears due to the Forces in Ireland now appointed to be disbanded [viz., for the period] during their continuance upon the English Establishment: and likewise further sums not exceeding 135,000l. as imprest for the payment of arrears due upon the English establishment or for English pay to any other Forces which at any time served in Ireland and the contingent charges thereof. (Money warrant dated March 2 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Feb. 27). (Money order dated March 2 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 81. Money Book XIV, p. 325. Order Book V, p. 61.
Royal sign manual for 300l. to Baron Hompesch whom the King has appointed to go to Brussels to condole with the Elector of Bavaria upon the death of his eldest son: without account: for the whole expense of his said journey. (Money warrant dated Feb. 24 hereon). (Money order dated Feb. 28 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 82. Money Book XIV, p. 317. Order Book V, p. 64.
Feb. 22.Same for 200l. to Ralph, Lord Eure: as royal bounty without account. (Money warrant dated Feb. 24 hereon). (Money order dated Feb. 28 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 82. Money Book XIV, p. 317. Order Book V, p. 59.
Same for 1,000l. to Sir Thomas Cuddon, Kt. Chamberlain of the City of London: without account: to be distributed for the relief of the poor of the city as royal charity and benevolence. (Money warrant dated Feb. 24 hereon). (Money order dated Feb. 28 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 82. Money Book XIV, p. 317. Order Book V, p. 58.
Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to pay 25,000l. to Francis Eyles, Sir Theodore Jansen, Mord[ecai] Abbot, Gilbert Heathcote, William Sedgwick, George Dodington, Sir William Ashurst, Sir James Bateman, Sir Henry Furnese, and Sir Jos. Herne, Trustees for Exchanging and Circulating Exchequer bills, upon the fourth contract or agreement with the Treasury, (who have agreed to advance 300,000l. for the exchanging and circulating such bills not exceeding 1,500,000l. and 1,200,000l. under the 2 Acts of Parliament in that behalf): the said 25,000l. to be for 8% interest on the said 300,000l. which has been all so subscribed. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 83.
Royal sign manual for 450l. to Bernard Granville Esq. for 1½ years' rent to 1698 Xmas for Mote Park which was laid into Windsor Great Park. (Money warrant dated Feb. 25 hereon). (Money order dated Feb. 26 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 85. Money Book XIV, p. 321. Order Book V, p. 60.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Receipt for the salary of 1,000l. per an. to Sir Henry Gould appointed a Justice of Common Pleas by patent of Jan. 30 last. Money Book XIV, p. 317.
William Lowndes to Mr. Strickland the Comptroller of the Million Lottery Tickets for a true state of the accounts of Mr. Taylor, the Paymaster of the said tickets. (Same to Mr. Hume and Mr. Cremer not to proceed on the direction ut supra p. 275). Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 88.
Feb. 23.Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the baronetcy fee of 1095l. due from Sir Thomas Tipping. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 114.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a money warrant of 1698 April 6 for 370l. 10s. 0d. to Christs Hospital ut supra Vol. XIII, p. 291. Money Book XIV, p. 42.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to pay 60,031l. to Edward, Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name for the Navy: to be by tallies in various proportions detailed on the payments of the Two Millions: and is to be applied to payment of half a year's wages to the Yards "at Lady day last 1698." Money Book XIV, p. 318.
Feb. 23.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 40,000l. to the Earl of Orford, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: to be issued out of loans on the Disbanding Act and to be paid over to the Victualling Commissioners for the Victualling, pursuant to a vote of the House of Commons. Disposition Book XV, p. 1.
Same to same to receive from Thomas Hall, Excise Cashier, 283l. 5s. 0d. in guineas at 22s. each, which he will bring to the Exchequer this morning:
960l. 6s. 0d. in same at same rate from Thomas Penryman, Receiver General of Stamp Duties, being received for the said Duties at that rate before he received my Lords' directions to the contrary. Ibid, p. 2.
Same to same to issue 200,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on any unsatisfied orders in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans on the Disbanding Act: and to be applied to the said disbanding: and such guineas as have been received at the Exchequer at 22s. each are to be issued to him at that rate, "which nevertheless being by his lordship to be paid to the Forces at 21s. 6d. a piece" an account is to be kept in order to the allowance of the difference of 6d. each in his army account. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay (out of the above 200,000l.) 4,000l. forthwith to the Royal Regiment of Foot now under the Earl of Orkney in part of its disbandment. Ibid, p. 3.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to pay to the commission and warrant officers of ships paid off (in the same course as the ships were paid) 10,000l. out of the tallies (on the Two Millions and on the Coal Act) in the Navy Treasurer's hands. Ibid, p. 4.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute John Kent junr. as Customer of the King's Customs in Milford port loco Walter Middleton deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 11.
Feb. 24.Money warrant for 110l. to Peter Pereshouse, one of the sergeants at arms attending the Speaker of the House of Peers: for his pains and disbursements in attending said Speaker during the last session of Parliament being 10s. a day for 220 days 1697 May 13 to 1698 July 5.
Appending: Certificate by John Walker and Matt. Johnson, Deputy Clerks of Parliament, dated Parliament Office 1698 July 12 of such attendance (Money order dated Feb. 25 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 317. Order Book V, p. 56.
Same for 24,000l. to the Trustees of Exchequer Bills for satisfying 8 per cent. interest to the respective subscribers to the fourth contract for 300,000l. for circulating Exchequer Bills: to be satisfied by tallies on the 5th payment due in March next on the Two Millions. (Money order dated Feb. 28 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 319. Order Book V, p. 60.
Feb. 24.Same for 50l. to Dr. Geo. Oxenden for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his salary as Judge of the Court of Admiralty of the Cinque Ports: same to be paid out of the Exchequer in lieu of out of prizes as in the warrant of Dec. 29 last supra, p. 231. Money Book XIV, p. 322.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 600l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be paid over to Lord Fairfax for one year on his annuity payable on the establishment [of the Forces]. Disposition Book XV, p. 5.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Danish General Officers. Send to Mr. Hill for a statement of the fact. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 88.
Same to the Master of the Jewel Office to call in all the King's plate delivered out of the Jewel Office to the hands of foreign ministers or others. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Shute. The King commands that the repairs in the Mews at Hampton Court (which Sir Christopher Wren estimated at 475l. 5s. 4d.) be forthwith set about. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to forthwith repair the damage lately done by the great wind at Windsor Castle and to put up the 7 shash windows ordered by the King there: at your estimate of 314l. 10s. 4d. Ibid, p. 89.
Treasury reference to Samuel Travers, Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] of the petition of Mercy Walsh widow for an extension of her term in the tithes of Wilcot and Nesscliff Co. Salop granted in 1684–5 Jan. 2 to Dame Wicherly and conveyed to petitioner. Reference Book VII, p. 315.
Same to same of the petition of Samuel Davis for a lease of the mines of lead and lead ore in the Hundreds of Coleshill and Ruthland [Rhuddlan] Co. Flint which were granted 31 May 6 Car. I to Richard Grosvenor Esq. for 3 lives at 3l. 6s. 8d. per an. rent, which lives are some time since expired. Ibid.
Same to Brook Bridges and Thomas Done [Auditors of Imprests] of the petition of Henry Ballow and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains for joining tallies, praying payment of 156l. 16s. 6d. for joining, entering and transmitting to the Pipe all tallies for Customs moneys paid into the Exchequer for the years 1695 and 1696, including the Coinage Duty money for the year 1692, amounting to 1,568,216l. 0s. 0½d., viz., at 2s. per £1,000. Ibid, p. 316.
Treasury letters patent constituting Robert Hart gent., as Receiver General of His Majesty's land revenue in Cos. Lancs., Westmorland, Cumberland, York, Durham, Northunberland and Archdeaconry of Richmond: with the yearly fee of 54l. per an. from Xmas last. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 266.
Feb. 25.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 2,155l. 14s. 10d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be by tallies on the 8th payment due in Sept. next of the Two Millions: and is intended to be paid to the Commissioners of Transportation for the Transport service. Money Book XIV, p. 319.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, 500l. thereof to repair damages done by the late wind in Hyde Park, Jocky Park, Bushey Park and New Park and 500l. as in part of 2,670l. 19s. 9d. remaining due to him for money expended in works in the parks before July 30 last. (Money order dated Feb. 27 hereon). Ibid, p. 321. Order Book V, p. 59.
Same for 250l. to William Love, Receiver General of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and fourth 4s. aids and the 2nd Quarterly Poll for Co. Huntingdon, being for his extraordinary charges in his receipt. (Money order dated March 27 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 322. Order Book V, p. 64.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to receive from Guilbert Spencer 4,221 guineas at 22s. each, he having made oath that he received them at that rate before Feb. 16 inst for taxes within Co. Kent. Disposition Book XV, p. 3.
Same to same to issue 200l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name for the Forces: to be issued out of the rent of Hackney coaches: and to be paid over by him to Micha. Tooley late Deputy Provost Marshal "in full of all losses and damages by him sustained."
100l. to same out of the like: to be paid over by him to Capt. William Hyde on account of his pay 1694 April 1 to 1697 Jan. 17 as a Captain of one of the four Companies now at New York in America. Ibid, pp. 3, 4.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt enclosing the petition [missing] of Mary Butler widow, whose husband was a Lieutenant in Col. Beaumont's Regiment and died in the service. Insert her name in the next list of bounties to officers' widows. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 89.
Same to same to prepare a royal warrant to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay (out of Disbandment money) 5,000l. to the Transports Commissioners for transporting the foreign Forces now to be disbanded. Ibid.
Same to the Vice Chamberlain of the Household. It is the King's pleasure that there shall be no longer any clerks of the cheque to the Messengers of the Chamber. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Ryley. The verderers of New Forest certify my Lords that it is necessary to choose 8 persons in the place of so many regarders dead and unqualified: and the like for the Forest of Dean. Please attend the Lord Chancellor for his writs accordingly. Ibid, p. 90.
Feb. 25.Same to same to view and report on the encroachments of late years made in St. James's Park. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to forbear process [ad computandum] against Edward, Lord Griffin as Treasurer of the Chamber to James II. (In the margin: a fresh warrant to the like effect with verbal changes was signed 1698–9 March 3). Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 166.
Feb. 27.Same to the Receipt to pay the principal and interest on a lost order No. 449 for an annuity of 14l. to John Cole (being for 100l. lent by him on the Excise). Order Book V, p. 58.
Money order for 75l. to Sir Salathiell Lovell as by the privy seal of 1695 Nov. 31 being for 1698 Hilary term's allowance as one of the Justices of Chester.
125l. to Sir Joseph Jekyll as by the privy seal of 1697 July 22 for same as Chief Justice of Chester. Ibid, p. 65.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to receive from John Child 1,145 guineas at 22s. each, he having made oath that he received them at that rate before Feb. 18 inst. for taxes in Co. Wilts. Disposition Book XV, p. 4.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make forth bills [on the Navy Treasurer] for paying 4,235l. 11s. 6d. as follows to Robert Walters "who was employed by you in building the Dry Docks at Plymouth"; as in full of all his pretentions, viz.:
£s.d.
for pumping of water out of the said docks187344
for interest of money advanced, being by his contract to be paid in ready money and not "in course"153622
for discount of tallies given him on account of the said docks82650
Ibid, p. 5.£4235116
Same [to same] to pay 1,047l. 1s. 11½d. to John Purvis and the rest of the owners of the ship Loyall Effingham for the hire of same which was employed to carry soldiers to Jamaica: to be paid out of the tallies on the 2,000,000l. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of Civil List moneys, in each case for one week's allowance to the 25th inst: viz
400l. to Henry D' Nassau, Seigneur D' Auverquere for extraordinaries of the Stables, "which makes 3,200l. directed for that service."
500l. to Thomas Lloyd in further part of 9,306l. 5s. 3½d. to clear the arrears of the Works to 1697–8 Jan. 1: making 4,000l. so directed since June 1 last.
300l. to the Earl of Montagu for emptions for the Great Wardrobe: making 2,400l. so directed since Jan. 1 last.
600l. to the Earl of Portland for the Privy Purse: making 4,800l. so directed since Jan. 1 last.
400l. to Casper Frederick Henning for arrears to the Gardens: making 4,000l. so directed.
800l. to the Earl of Bradford, Cofferer, for emptions for the Household and Stables: making 6,400l. so directed since Jan. 1 last. Disposition Book XV, pp. 6, 7, 8, 10.
Feb. 27.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 475l. 5s. 4d. to Thomas Lloyd on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Works: out of Civil List moneys: and to be paid over to Samuel Shute for repairs of the Mews at Hampton Court. (Same to said Lloyd and so pay same). Ibid, p. 7.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 2,155l. 14s. 10d. to the Transports Commissioners for the Transport service. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 81.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to deliver to the Warden of the Mint the bills in your hands belonging to the artificers of the Mint. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 89.
Same to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes. My Lords have appointed a hearing on Monday March 6 next between Capt. Rigby and Capt. Moody touching a prize taken in the Mediterranean. You are to be present and meantime to stay execution of my Lords' warrant of Nov. 10 last supra p. 182, on behalf of Moody. (The like notice to Moody and Rigby). Ibid, p. 90.
Same to the Farmers of the Lotteries to pay 100l. to Col. Vaughan in part of arrears on his pension of 300l. per an. Ibid, p. 91.
Same to same forthwith to pay into the Receipt the money in your hands for the rent of the Lotteries. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Russell, master of and owner of the eighth part of the ship Fortune which was condemned Jan. 14 last, being built at Nyan in Sirceland [? Nyköping in Södermanland], shewing that he laid out 800l. in wages and fitting her for a voyage to Norway to fetch naval stores for the King and that she is seized by John Wakefield an officer of London port as forfeited for importing the stores the owners, being Swedes; and that she is condemned, whereby he has lost his 800l. and eighth part. Reference Book VII, p. 316.
Same to same of the petition of Edmond Harry, collector of Customs Penryn port, shewing that one Samuell Allen entered 61½ pieces of French Dowlas and some French oakam and French copy paper and afterwards re-shipped same for New England and petitioner repaid him the import Duties granted in 1696 amounting to 300l. 9s. 9d. hereon; whereas (as he was advised after the said Allen was gone out of England) the said Duties ought to have been applied wholly to the King's account [according to the appropriation]: so that petitioner is charged therewith: that the law is silent and leaves it a doubt whether same ought to be repaid upon exportation: therefore praying a discharge of said sum. Ibid.
Feb. 27.Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities of John Woolaston as Receiver General of the Duties on Marriages etc. and on Houses for Co. Herts., ut supra p. 280. (Treasury commission of same date to same as same loco Richard Woolaston hereby superseded). Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 101.
Feb. 28.Same to the Receipt to issue 2,554l. 18s. 0d. as follows on the unsatisfied order in the name of the Earl of Orford for the service of the Navy: to be by tallies of anticipation on the Two Million Act, to wit, on the 8th payment thereof due in Sept. next: and to be applied by the said [Navy] Treasurer for one month's subsistence to the 26th inst to the four new Mafine Regiments (viz., 595l. 10s. 0d. each to those of Col. Seymour, Col. Colt and Col. Mordent and 624l. 8s. 0d. to Col. Brudenall's) and 144l. for subsistence to Commissary Bing and his deputy for 1698 Aug. 16 to 1698–9 Feb. 26, viz. 10s. a day for him and 5s. a day for his deputy. (William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners dated March 14 to make forth bills for same accordingly on said Treasurer). Money Book XIV, p. 323. Disposition Book XV, p. 17.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,000l. to me (Lowndes) on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service: to be issued out of the seizures of uncustomed and prohibited goods. Disposition Book XV, p. 4.
Same to same to issue 1,148l. 14s. 9d. (out of Civil List moneys) to Samuell Edwin Esq., Usher of the Receipt, to complete his order for 1,805l. 5s. 3¾d. for necessaries delivered to the officers of the Receipt for 1698 Easter and Trinity terms. Ibid, p. 6.
Same to same to receive from Thomas Hall, Excise Cashier, 293l. 3s. 0d. in guineas at 22s. each which he has received between Feb. 20 and 27 last for Excise Duties. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Hutchinson, Capt. in Col. Lillingston's Regiment, praying payment of subsistence for himself and servant 1692–3 Jan. 7 to 1693 Oct. 1. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 91.
Same to same. Send back your report on the memorial of Col. Colt. Is the 304l. 4s. 0d. mentioned therein due to Colt as actually paid by him? Ibid.
Same to Mr. Yard to insert in the next Gazette an advertisement to invite R. S. to come to the Treasury Secretary to make out his proposed discovery. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Hitt as a tidesman in fee at Exeter port loco Joseph Couch lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 13.
Feb. 28.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Randolph Knipe et al on behalf of the owners of the ship Fortune of Narva shewing that John Russell, her master, contracted with Mr. Riggs to go to Dram [Drammen] in Norway for masts etc. to be delivered at Portsmouth, whereupon she is seized etc. ut supra, p. 286 and on a petition for a non pros as to the King's part the owners had a writ of delivery out of the Exchequer to put them in possession of said ship, but Russell having privately entered a claim to the said ship moved to be admitted to his said claim alleging same to be long to English owners whereon the Court ordered him to be admitted to his claim and the right of the seizure to be tried last term. Whereupon a verdict was obtained for the King and the seizing officer, whereby the King is entitled to a moiety of the said forfeiture notwithstanding the former favour granted to them the owners: therefore praying a further direction to the Attorney General to non pros for the said King's moiety. Reference Book VII, p. 316.