Warrants etc.
June 1699, 16-31

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'Warrants etc.: June 1699, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 14: 1698-1699 (1934), pp. 389-407. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83019 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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June 1699, 16-31

June 16.Money warrant for 110l. to John Hookes, Geo. Colet, James Courthop and Hicks Borough, four under clerks attending the House of Commons; for writing &c. several Bills and other papers during the Sessions 1698 Dec. 6 to 1699 May 4. (Money order dated June 17 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 385. Order Book V, p. 80.
Same for 59l. 19s. 2d. to Thomas Lee Esq. late sheriff of Co. Chester as due on the foot of his account to 1698 Sept. 29 as certified by Deputy Auditor Robert Hewitt. (Money order dated Sept. 26 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 386. Order Book V, p. 109.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of Civil List moneys) 1000l. to the Duke of Richmond and Lennox on the unsatisfied order in his name. Disposition Book XV, p. 62.
Same to same to issue 100l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of the rent of Hackney Coaches: and to be paid over to Sir Rice Rudd in further part of the debt due to Robert Davies from the Duke of Schonberg's Regiment to which he was formerly Agent. (Same to said Earl to so pay same). Ibid.
Same to William Blathwayt to obtain the King's signature to three warrants viz. (1) concerning Admiralty salaries; (2) Francis Riggs's remittal of the King's part of a 500l. forfeiture; (3) Sir Edmund Denton's baronetcy fee discharge. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 123.
June 16.William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to hasten the paying of the Salt Duty moneys into the Exchequer from time to time, which are applicable to the annuity of the New East India Company; and to take care that no collector detains his moneys in his hands. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 128.
Same to Mr. Vanburgh enclosing the petition [missing] of Thomas Herbert, his Majesty's clockmaker and watchmaker, praying payment of his account. You are to certify my Lord what is due to him and how often the watches have been furnished for the Pages of the Bedchamber. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to attend my Lords next Wednesday and in the meantime to take care that the building upon the foundation of the smiths' house in the Mint be stopt. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Montagu to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the King's Serjeant Trumpet and 16 other Trumpets and four Kettledrummers praying an allowance for the arrear of several liveries which they used to have yearly out of the Office of the Great Wardrobe. Ibid, p. 129.
Same to the Earl of Romney to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Silvester et al who have tallies in their hands on the Three-fourths of the Customs which they received from the Office of Ordnance in payment of money due to them: they praying an allowance of two per cent. above the running interest for 7900l. of the said tallies from 1695 May 28 up to which time (as they allege) they have received the said allowance. Ibid.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Agents to the three French Regiments lately disbanded shewing that in stating the arrears of pay due to same each Regiment is charged with 1430l. paid to them for levy money and recruits in 1692; and praying that same may not be charged to the account of pay "the said Regiments, as they allege, being upon frequent musters in that year charged with the cheques." Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Geo. Hamilton relating to a debt which he alleges to be due for transporting recruits for the King's service, which he prays may be stopt out of the clearings of subsistence of the 14 Scotch Regiments who received the said recruits. Ibid.
June 17.Money order for 2638l. 3s. 11d. to Samuel Edwyn, Usher of the Receipt, for necessaries delivered by him to the officers of the Receipt in Michaelmas and Hilary terms 1698 and for half a year to Lady day last. Disposition Book V, p. 93.
William Lowndes to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Governor &c. of the Bank of England praying that the 31,771l. 19s. 8d. due to them to make good the deficiencies of their annual fund may be paid them, with interest, out of the overplus of the money arising by the Act 6 Wm. and Mary c. 1. granting a Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage for five years. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 128.
June 20.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee of 366l. 16s. 8d. per an. to Sir Edmund Turner, as Surveyor of the Outports; out of which he is to satisfy and discharge the allowances to the officers for sending up accounts to the Surveyor's office in London as by the privy seal of 1689 June 20. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 386.
June 20–30Royal warrant dated "at our Court at Dieren" for 400l. to Richard Hill, Envoy at Brussels, for the extraordinary expenses of his journey (to Turin) he being appointed "to make our compliment to the Duke of Savoy upon the birth of his son the Prince of Piedmont." (Money warrant dated June 28 hereon). (Money order dated June 30 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 147. Money Book XIV, p. 399. Order Book V, p. 96.
Same dated same for 300l. to Sir Thomas Littleton for 60 days April 4 last to June 3 inst. on the usual allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons. (Money warrant and order ut supra). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 148. Money Book XIV, p. 399. Order Book V, p. 96.
Same dated same for 1250l. to Peter Hume Esq. in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn from Stockholm May 6 last by Dr. John Robinson, Resident in the Court of Sweden, for the King's special service and payable to the said Hume. (Money warrant dated June 27 hereon). (Money order dated June 30 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 148. Money Book XIV, p. 399. Order Book V, p. 118.
Same dated same for 100l. to Dame Ann Laton as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated June 28 hereon). (Money order dated June 30 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 149. Money Book XIV, p. 399. Order Book V, p. 97.
June 20.Money order for 140,000l. to Richard Taylor, Paymaster of salt annuities, as imprest for payment of said annuities for one year to Sept. 29 next. Order Book V, p. 93.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 800l. to the Cofferer of the Household for one week's allowance to the 17th inst. for emptions for the Household and Stables (making 19,200l. as directed since Jan. 1 last).
400l. to Henry D'Nassau for some time for the extraordinaries of the Stables (making 9600l. as directed as above).
210l. to the Paymaster of the Works to be paid to William Talman 200l. thereof towards the building lately directed by the King to be finished at Hampton Court (making 1300l. directed towards the estimate of 5500l. for same); and 10l. for Mr. Verrio on account of his painting at Windsor (making 60l. issued to him for that service).
600l. to the Earl of Portland for the Privy Purse for the week as above (making 14,400l. so directed as above).
1000l. to the Earl of Portland as Superintendent of the Gardens and is for five weeks' allowance of 200l. a week from May 13 last to the 16th inst. in part of 3600l. due to him at Xmas 1697 on his contract for keeping his Majesty's Gardens.
300l. to the Earl of Montague for one week as above for emptions for the Great Wardrobe (making 7200l. so directed as above). Disposition Book XV, pp. 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68.
June 20.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of Civil List moneys) 100l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, to be paid to Charles Godfrey Esq. to defray the charge of repairing, altering and amending the lodgings belonging to him as Master and Treasurer of his Majesty's Jewels and Plate. (Same to said Lloyd to pay same to said Godfrey). Ibid, p. 69.
Same to same to issue 10,000l. to the Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as late Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans on the Land Tax: to be applied to wages of seamen. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to pay 2870l. 2s. 6d. to George Dodington for loss and damage he sustained by converting 16,559l. 4s. 1d. (part of a greater sum remaining in Bank Notes in the Navy Treasurer's Office in 1696) into milled money to make good the 13,707l. 16s. 6d. which had been by him paid to several services of the Navy out of new money then remaining in cash for the payment of wages to seamen: Dodington having made the justness of his claim to the said loss fully appear to my Lords. Ibid, p. 73.
Same to Mr. Vanburgh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Symon D'Brienne, Housekeeper at Kensington House, praying payment of his bills of disbursements for four years to June 4 inst. "which are remaining in the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office." Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 130.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Sir Thomas Littleton [former] Treasurer of the Navy relating to the passing his accounts. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to deliver up to Thomas Carew the bonds of Mr. Mountstephens et al, sureties of the late Henry Carew late one of the Tellers of the Receipt: all his moneys having been duly answered to the King. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 239.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland. On behalf of Lady Kenmare and Col. Nich Purcell it is represented to us that the forfeited estates of Sir Valentine Brown and Sir Nicholas Brown (commonly called Visct. Kenmare) have been lately leased to John Hassett and — Rogers without cant or the usual form of such lease and for longer term and less rent than should be whereby the said Lady and Purcell are like to be defeated of the King's grace intended to them. All this is contrary to the King's letter of March 8 last supra p. 297. Please set aside and make void the said lease and order the King's trustees to set the estates in the usual manner. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 1.
June 21.Money warrant for 500l. to Henry Baker: upon account: for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated June 23 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 387. Order Book V, p. 93.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Farmers of the Royal Oak Lottery to pay Hellen Vaughan 150l. per an. as the moiety of Lieut. Col. Vaughan's pension payable out of the rent of said lottery: as by the order of Council of Feb. 16 last. Money Book XIV, p. 387.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay the Land Tax assessments to the Disbanding Act 10 Wm. III. c. 9 on officers of not more than 100l. per an. salary. Ibid.
Same dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 466l. 13s. 4d. per an. to Robert Townson as Collector of Tonnage and Poundage in London port. Ibid, p. 388.
Money warrant for 55l. 3s. 5d. to Thomas Diston, Receiver General for the city of Coventry, for an overpayment in his account of 1s. Aid; same to be immediately paid back into the Exchequer on his account of the first 3s. Aid. (43l. 9s. 0½d.) and the subsidy (11l. 14s. 3½d.). (Money order dated June 26 hereon). Ibid, p. 390. Order Book V, p. 94.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of Civil List moneys) 647l. 2s. 10d. to the Paymaster of the Works, to be paid over to Michael Studholme Esq. for three accounts for repairs to the King's private roads for June and Sept. 1697. (Same to said Lloyd dated June 22 to pay same to Studholme). Disposition Book XV, pp. 70, 72.
Same to same to issue 18,150l. 15s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: out of loans on the Land Tax: to be applied as follows: viz.:
£s.d.
for four week's subsistence to July 16 next for the standing Troops1640340
for ditto to Col. Collingwood's Regiment in the West Indies59964
for ditto to the Regiment of Fusiliers60334
for ditto to the four Companies of Invalids454108
for ditto to the Commissaries of the Musters90108
£18150150
Ibid, p. 70.
The Treasury Lords to the Assessment Commissioners [for the third 3s. Aid] for Co. Brecon. If the gentlemen that do not agree with you in your method of proceeding have no other objection but that your general meeting was not held the 3rd of May the Act will justify you in what you have done and in further proceeding in the same method. 'Tis well known the Act did not pass the royal assent till the 3rd of May which made it impossible for it to be in execution at that time; yet it was not thought necessary to make any proviso in any other Act for the lapse as the proceedings upon the Act are not confined to a meeting to be held on May 3 but may be directed at other general meetings afterwards. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 130.
June 21.Mr. Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Sir Thomas Littleton, former Treasurer of the Navy, relating to the manner of passing his accounts. (The like letter to Mr. Twitty). Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint. My Lords have read your report relating to the tools and utensils to be returned to the Corporation of Moneyers. Upon payment of their bill you are to abate 500l. in consideration of such return. Ibid, p. 131.
Same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland to present to my Lords some other person than Mr. Brodrick as counsel for the revenue of Ireland as they have received a very bad character of him, as you will see from the enclosed extract from a letter of Sir William Beeston Governor of Jamaica, to Secretary Vernon. Ibid, p. 131. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 2.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to hasten the examination of the account of Col. Coddrington. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 132.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the officers of the Mint concerning the encroachments made by the Ordnance on the smith's house within the lines of the Mint. You are to certify to which office it anciently belonged, its situation in relation to either office and whether there can be another place found out to make a house for the smith of the Ordnance without endangering the safety or prejudicing the defence of the Tower. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland, to take care for the preservation of the timber in the estates of Sir Valentine Browne and Sir Nicholas Brown ut supra p. 392. Inform us of the value thereof. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 2.
June 22.Money warrant for 80l. to John Taylor, keeper of the water engine at Windsor, for two years to 1697 Dec. 1 on his fee or salary, same being paid no further than 1695 Dec. 1 by William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works at Windsor. (Money order dated June 26 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 388. Order Book V, p. 127.
Treasury allowance of last Lady day quarter's incidents bill of the Excise; total 1308l. 11s. 9d.; of the Malt Duties Office, total 186l. 14s. 2d.; of the Leather Duties Office, total 261l. 2s. 3d.; of the Salt Duties Office, total 449l. 1s. 2d. Money Book XIV, p. 388.
Treasury warrant to Francis Dickens, late Woodward of New Forest, to pay over the moneys in his hands to Edward Pyle the present Woodward of said forest, to be applied to keepers' wages &c. Ibid, pp. 388–9.
June 22.Same to said Edward Pyle (calling to your assistance such officers and giving such notice as is prescribed by the late Act of Parliament for the increasing and preservation of timber in the said Forest) to mark and fell decayed trees and stubs in said forest, unfit for the Navy, sufficient to make up the money in his hands as above to 900l. and to apply said sum to three years' salaries to Lady day last to said keepers in such proportions and according to such directions as you receive from the Lord Warden of the said Forest. Ibid, p. 389.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 557l. 11s. 2d. to Edward Nicholas Esq. the late Queen's Treasurer: out of Civil List moneys: to be applied to such services as the Treasury Lords shall appoint. Disposition Book XV, p. 70.
Same to Lord Edward Russell [Treasurer of the Chamber] to apply to the messengers as follows the tallies on the New East India Company remaining in your hands for the service of your office "in proportion, so far as they will extend towards satisfying" the said Moneyers: viz.
£s.d.
Francis Clarke his fifth265
George Collins and George Fry to complete their fifth, having each received 100l.160
Thomas Taylor62
John Symonds29
John Thornburgh48
remaining due to clear all arrears of messengers dead and removed2251610
Peter Brown, messenger extraordinary80
£9891610
Ibid, p. 72.
Same to Mr. Nicholas Baker to hasten the proceedings against Ralph Williamson "in order to bringing the clause to trial." Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 131.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Katharine, widow of the late Brigadier Villiers, praying to have credit for clothing, accoutrements and horses provided for his Regiment and lost upon several occasions. Please certify a true state of the matter with your opinion what is fit to be done therein. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Comptroller of the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office of the petition of Henry Allen, one of the Messengers [of the Chamber] in ordinary, shewing that there is above 1400l. due to him for keeping of prisoners and other disbursements: and being through some mistake left out of a late list wherein money was directed for the messengers he prays to be inserted in a list now in pay and to receive the same sum in proportion to his debt that others [messengers of the Chamber like himself] have. Reference Book VII, p. 342.
June 22.Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of the Committee for the fabric of Greenwich Hospital praying a grant of some old ruinous stables and barns belonging to the King and a piece of ground 500 feet by 100 feet for enlarging the offices and other conveniences of the Hospital. Reference Book VII, p. 345.
June 23—July 3 [July 3 new style].Royal warrant dated "at our Court at Dieren" [to the Clerk of the Signet] for a privy seal for a discharge of the baronet fee of 1095l. due from Sir Edmd. Denton. (Privy seal dated June 30 hereon). (Treasury warrant dated July 17 to the Receipt for said discharge accordingly). King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 146, 155. Money Book XIV, p. 405.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to remit to Francis Riggs, merchant, the King's moiety of a penalty of 500l. in the Exchequer under the Navigation Acts for masts, deals and other goods imported in the Fortune: the said goods having been imported and wholly used for the King's stores at Portsmouth. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 147.
June 23.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 3010l. 14s. 7d. to the Earl of Orford, on the unsatisfied order in his name as [late] Navy Treasurer: out of loans on the Land Tax: to be paid to the Victualling Commissioners and by them applied as follows: viz.
£s.d.
to answer two bills of exchange drawn from Ireland40000
to answer a ditto from Cadiz2416134
for half freight of provisions shipped for Jamaica for supply of Rear Admiral Benbow's Squadron19413
£3010147
Disposition Book XV, p. 71.
Same to same. My Lords desire that the 200l. a week payable out of Civil List moneys to Edward Nicholas, Treasurer to the late Queen, to satisfy Lady Mary Chambers' portion, be continued to be paid to him (from the expiration of said portion payment) for 20 weeks longer to satisfy the marriage portions payable to Lady Berkley and Mris May being 2000l. each at the rate of 100l. a week to each of them. The pensions of 200l. per an. to them are to cease as from June 24 inst. ("midsummer next"). Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General. The Treasury Lords are informed by the Farmers of the Royal Oak Lottery that contrary to their patent there is a lottery carried on by — Gardiner, — Elecker by the name of the Royal Oak Lottery independent of the said Farmers and to their great prejudice. You are to assist them in prosecuting the offenders but at their charge. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 131.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. Touching the officers in the London Brewery [department of your Office] who were dismissed in 1695 my Lords give you permission to make trial of such as you think, notwithstanding their order of 1695 August 28. Ibid.
June 23.Same to the Attorney General to give warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag to make forth Commissions of Enquiry in Cos. Kent, Essex, Oxford and Surrey and the cities of Oxford and Canterbury to enquire of estates devised to Jesuits, Seminary Priests or other Popish priests or colleges: in the margin: the names of the Commissioners, Lord Fairfax and 17 others detailed. Ibid. p. 132.
Same to the Master of the Ordnance. The King has appointed Henry Mordaunt to be Treasurer and Paymaster to the Office of Ordnance loco Charles Bertie. The said Office is to take the like security from him that was taken from said Bertie. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Yates (one of the landwaiters in Bristol port) as a surveyor ibid loco Alexander How deceased.
John Moor as commander of the Ilfracombe sloop on the English coast of the river Severn loco Christopher Field lately deceased: he having commanded same for some time during the indisposition of said Field.
Joshua Simpson as a landwaiter Bristol port loco the abovesaid Yates. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 27, 28.
Same to same to pay 70l. to James Imber, the chief officer in the [Customs House] boat at Hurst in Cowes port, as reward, he having with great care and industry timely met the ship Norrington of Keyhaven, William Thomas master, laden with wine, linen and other French goods from Morlaix; and the Mary Ann of Lymington, John Bath master, with the like goods from St. Malo (being both upon the smuggling trade) and instead of taking advantage of forfeiture (which might have been attended with hazard if he had given opportunity for landing the said goods) did bring the whole to entry in November last. Ibid.
Same to same to pay 40l. to Thomas Cole, Collector of Cowes port, as reward for the like action in the case of Huley sloop of Dunkirk. Ibid, p. 28.
Same to same to pay 7l. to William Loup one of the landwaiters at Poole port as reward for the seizure of some French wines, which it is thought advisable to admit to entry being in a spoiling and wasting condition. Ibid.
June 26.Money warrant for 200l. to Rachell and Frances Windham, daughters of Dame Ann Windham for half a year "to Xmas last 1693" on their pension. Money Book XIV, p. 404.
Money order for 250l. to the Agents for Taxes viz. 50l. each to Philip Ryley, James Dewy, William Clayton and Charles Dartiquenave for last June 24 quarter's salary and to Maximillian Stephens for two quarters to same time. order Book V, p. 80.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to transmit to the Assessment Commissioners of the capitation Tax in Exeter the enclosed opinion [missing] of the Attorney General relating to a collector thereof who failed there, having some of the King's money in his hands. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 133.
June 26.Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Richard Tregeare, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Cornwall praying some allowance for his extraordinary charges in his receipt. Reference Book VII, p. 342.
Same to same of the petition of John Gape junr., security for Tho. Richards Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Herts., (who being greatly in arrear has long since absconded) praying leave to proceed against the estate of said Richards. Ibid.
June 27.Royal letters patent under the great seal for a grant to Sir George Booth of an annuity of 600l. for 21 years ut supra p. 371. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 149–50.
Money warrant for 20l. to Peter Kippax, clerk, for his passage to Virginia whither he is going Chaplain. (Money order dated June 28 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 390. Order Book V, p. 94.
Same for 75l. to William Wekett for June 24 quarter for attendance at the Treasury Office and disbursements for cleaning &c. same: and 5l. to John Hurst for same quarter for carrying letters for his Majesty's service. (Money order dated June 30 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 390. Order Book V, p. 95.
Treasury allowance of the June 24 quarter's salary bill of the Stamp Office: total 1437l. 10s. 0d.: and of their incidents bill Feb. 1 last to May 1 last, detailed: total 987l. 16s. 7½d. Money Book XIV, p. 390, 395.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tillson for same quarter for making a particular accompt of the Customs revenue &c. Ibid, p. 391.
Money warrant for 2000l. to the Treasury Lords (Charles Montague; Earl of Tankerville; Sir Stephen Fox; John Smith; Harry Boyle) for same quarter's salaries. (Money order dated July 8 hereon). Ibid, p. 396. Order Book V, p. 98.
Same for 3750l. to Benj. Bathurst, Treasurer to the Duke of Gloucester for some quarter on said Duke's annuity. (Money order dated June 30 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 396. Order Book V, p. 94.
Same for 500l. to Isabella, Duchess Dowager of Grafton and 1000l. to Charles, Duke of Grafton for half a year to 1698 June 24 on their annuities. Money Book XIV, p. 396.
Same for 1500l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton for half a year to 1692 Xmas on his annuity. Ibid, p. 397.
Same for 1500l. to the Duke of Northumberland for half a year to 1698 June 24 on his annuity. Ibid, p. 397.
Treasury allowance of the June 24 quarters salary bill (total 190l. 10s. 0d.) and incidents bill (total 81l. 14s. 8d.) of the Hackney Coaches Office. Ibid, p. 398.
Money warrant for 141l. 3s. 6d. to Samuell Powell, Serjeant-atArms attending the House of Commons, for coal, fire, &c. for said House 1698 Oct. 6 to 1699 May and for reward to the messengers thereof for serving divers orders pursuant to the direction of the House in said time. (Money order dated June 30 hereon). (William Lowndes to the Receipt dated Nov. 9 to pay same out of Civil List moneys). Ibid, p. 398. Order Book V, p. 96. Disposition Book XV, p. 103.
June 27.Same for 50l. to Sir William Trumbull for half a year's salary to 1698 Sept. 29 as late Principal Secretary of State. Money Book XIV, p. 399.
Treasury warrant to Edward Nicholas to pay the following as one year's allowance in lieu of fees [on issues to him] to Xmas 1698.
£s.d.
to Christopher Montague [Auditor of the Receipt] for himself and clerks10100
to Henry Pelham for himself and clerks50
to William Lowndes at the Treasury50
to Christopher Tilson for himself and other clerks40
Edward Godfrey's bill for fees to the Tellers of the Exchequer on moneys for the said Nicholas and for disbursements for fees and contingencies to 31 March last1941710
John Haley and Charles Birt for a year's allowance to Lady day last for carrying the votes [of the Houses] and other businesses as hath been usually allowed: viz. to each of them 60l. 16s. 8d.121134
£557112
Ibid, p. 399.
Same to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 19,301l. 12s. 9d. to Deficient Funds: the said sum representing the receipts from funds as follows between May 31 last and June 27 inst., viz. 11,081l. 0s. 8d. received on the Window Act; 2757l. 14s. 10½d. received on the Additional Impositions; 1702l. 8s. 3½d. received on the new Duty on Salt; 3760l. 8s. 11d. received on the Continued Duty on Paper: the said distribution to be as follows:
Fund.Deficiencies as computed by the Act of ParliamentHow they stood upon the Register June [17]The distribution hereby ordered
£s.d.£s.d.£s.d.
First 4s. Aid5562210555622105208011
Third 4s. Aid407372034028270315231310
Fourth 4s. Aid9171011389844567343047
Second Quarterly Poll8927513488775134333184
Three fourths of the Customs2134471592114471597977
Salt17115000015907461666401103
Two thirds of the Additional Excise160000001290541111598811½
Additional Impositions44517774440000001665111
Vellum & Parchment2241147235601178385
Marriages6480000064800000242314
Wines & Vinegar146181191461811954615
Tonnage and Poundage1426667142666753312
51604591449893691919301129
Ibid, p. 402.
June 27.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 310l. out of Civil List moneys for the following: viz.: 50l. to the Doorkeepers of the House of Peers; 10l. to Mrs. Ryall; 110l. to the under clerks of the House of Commons; 40l. to the Doorkeepers of said House; 80l. to Mrs. Wekett and John Hurst; 20l. to Mr. Kippax. Disposition Book XV, p. 73.
[?]Same to same to issue, out of same, 6900l. for the Judges &c. as follows: viz.:
£
to the 12 Judges of England for 1699 Easter and Trinity terms6000
to the 11 Masters in Chancery for same terms550
to the Judges of Chester for same terms, viz. 250l. to Sir Joseph Jekyll and 100l. to Sir Salathiell Lovell350
£6900
Ibid.
June 27.Same to same to issue 800l. to the Cofferer of the Household for one week to the 24th inst. for emptions for the Household and Stables (making 20,000l. directed therefor since Jan. 1 last).
400l. to Henry D'Nassau for same week for the extraordinaries of the Stables (making 10,000l. directed ut supra).
210l. to the Paymaster of the Works; 200l. thereof towards the building at Hampton Court (making 15000l. directed thereon) and 10l. for Mr. Verrio for painting at Windsor Castle (making 70l. directed thereon).
600l. to the Earl of Portland for same week as above for the Privy Purse.
200l. to same for the Gardens ut supra p. 392 (making 1200l. directed since Jan. 1 last).
300l. to the Earl of Montague for same week to the Great Wardrobe (making 7500l. directed ut supra). Ibid, pp. 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68.
Same to the Glass Commissioners to report on the enclosed reply [missing] of James Newton to your report on his petition relating to papers seized belonging to him. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 113.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte. My Lords desire you to represent to the King that when he was considering the disposing of the office of Comptroller of Newcastle, now enjoyed by Ralph Williamson, he desired my Lords to ascertain within what time the information against Williamson could be determined. The Attorney General has so managed the prosecution that after three-quarters of a year the King's Bench has discharged him in that Court without bringing the cause to trial and has ordered a new information for the same matter in the Exchequer. So that my Lords are in doubt when the cause will be ended; and therefore desire the King's pleasure as to the disposing the said office at Newcastle.
As to the King's delay to sign the warrant for the Admiralty Lords' salaries until the Treasury Lords report their opinion whether the First Lord should be distinguished from the next by an increase of salary in respect of the greater trust and extraordinary charge he will be obliged to be at, my Lords are perfectly unacquainted with any extraordinary charge or trust in the First Commissioner of the Admiralty more than in the rest and they do not know that any such distinction has been made in any [Admiralty] Commission whatsoever. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 133.
June 27.Same to Mr. Vander Esch to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the disbanded Troopers of the Regiments of the Earl of Athlone, Col. Steenbock, Col. Boncar and Col. Shaak praying payment of their arrears. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Aldworth to prepare for declaration the enclosed final account [missing] of the late Commissioners for Prizes; and all the accounts of prizes during the late war. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to give warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag for a Commission to Sir Talbot Clarke bart. and seven others detailed to enquire of the respective leases heretofore made by the Masters of the Hospital of the Savoy and the Chaplains Perpetual in said Hospital to William Phillips, James Lapley, John Kirke and Ann his wife and John Pilkington of several houses, halls, chambers and buildings within the Savoy or the precincts thereof and which by them or others claiming under them are settled for popish and superstitious uses. Ibid, p. 135.
Treasury reference to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of Edward Smith, Commander of the Red Bridge praying payment of 46l. 18s. 0d. which he laid out in furnishing 172 men of Col. Luke Lillingston's Regiment with necessaries in their voyage to Jamaica in 1695. Reference Book VII, p. 342.
Same to the Postmasters General of the petition of Richard Pilkington, Postmaster of Ipswich in Suffolk, praying a remission of 300l. which he owes the King upon account of his office, he being utterly unable to pay same in regard he hath had great losses by the failure of his deputies, quartering of soldiers and losing of horses. Ibid, p. 343.
Treasury letters patent constituting John Parkhurst and John Pascall to recover and manage the arrears of Prizes: the King having by patent of June 10 inst. revoked the Commission of the Prizes Commissioners. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 245.
June 28.Treasury allowance of the June 24 quarter's salary bill of the Excise, detailed, total 5916l. 1s. 9d. Money Book XIV, pp. 391–3.
Same of John Thorowkettle's bill for 15l. 3s. 4d. for June 24 quarter's attendance on the Treasury.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay said Thorowkettle a similar sum for same quarter's attendance on the Customs. Ibid, p. 397.
June 28.Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to pay 2350l. or the Duchess of Cleveland for half a year to 1696 Xmas on her annuity of 4700l. Money Book XIV, p. 412.
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William Lowndes to William Blathwayt to obtain the King's signature to three warrants (1) appointing Mr. Ogle as a Revenue Commissioner, Ireland loco Mr. Evelin deceased: (2) granting to Edward Singleton the King's part of a fine of 120l.; (3) for 74l. 4s. 0d. to Mr. Bere, Collector of Carlisle, for disbursements for keeping Irish prisoners. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 123.
June 28.Same to Mr. Yard. I have laid before my Lords the account sent from your Office of money disposed by several Consuls for relief of English seamen during the late war. Please send to my Lords the several bills by which those sums are demanded. Ibid, p. 133.
Same to Mr. Buckeridg. Auditor Aldworth cannot finish the general accounts of the Prizes for want of several vouchers which you have long since promised to supply. You are to deliver them forthwith on peril &c. Ibid, p. 134.
Same to Mr. Clark to procure a warrant to be signed by the Lords Justices of England to authorise Lord Coningsby to pay Capt. Geo. Byng, late a Lieutenant in the Earl of Oxford's Regiment of Horse, 183l. 15s. 0d. respited on his pay for 245 days 1699 [sic? 1697–8] March 1 to Oct. 31 following. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Monings as a landwaiter London port loco John Wilcocks, disabled through weakness of body: (warrant cancelled and replaced by a similar warrant of July 1 granting Monings the established allowance of salary notwithstanding the Treasury warrant of 1690 Aug. 25 for [a new appointee's] paying the superannuated officer's pension).
Henry Wetherall as tidesman in Liverpool port loco James Strangewaies, preferred to be surveyor at Lancaster.
Francis King as tidesman at Bristol loco William Palmer deceased.
Henry Broomat as boatman at Lymington in Southampton port loco Thomas Parker, dismissed for fraud.
John Jones as waiter and searcher at Lancaster loco Robert Carter dismissed.
James Strangewaies (for nearly 20 years a tidesman at Liverpool and well behaved himself) as Surveyor at Lancaster loco Charles Anderson whom it is thought fit for the King's service to remove.
William Bladen as Surveyor of Customs at Annapolis in the Province of Maryland loco Henry Wryotherly who has left the service. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 28, 29, 30.
Treasury reference to Jo[h]n Pankhurst and Jo[h]n Pascall, late Commissioners for Prizes, of the petition of John Weekes and Thomas Pritchard, mariners, on behalf of themselves and other mariners belonging to the ship Adventure, Capt. Dilkes commander, praying their share in the Queen Mary prize taken by them; which they allege would have been paid them by the late Commissioners of Prizes had not their commission been superseded. Reference Book VII, p. 342.
June 29.Money warrant for 10l. to the Schoolmaster of Southwell for one year to Lady day last on an ancient perpetuity. Money Book XIV, p. 394.
Same for 40l. to Samuel Powell, Serjeant-at-Arms attending the House of Commons: to be distributed by him amongst the housekeepers, messengers and doorkeepers attending said House for their attendance during last Session of Parliament. (Money order dated June 30 hereon). Ibid, p. 399. Order Book V, p. 96.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 44l. 16s. 0d. to the four ushers of the Exchequer Court being due to them at Easter last for eight years upon the sum of 5l. 12s. 0d. per an. for fees and rewards payable to them at Easter by the Customers of the several [out] ports of England and Wales. Money Book XIV, p. 401.
Same dormant to same to pay Edward Reed his salary of 52l. per an. as a King's waiter London port. Ibid, p. 403.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to allow 100l. in account to Thomas Bird, Collector of Excise in the city of Oxford, which he paid to a Danish officer in 1689 by order of the then Excise Commissioners and for which he took a bill upon Mr. Harbord payable to the said Commissioners; which bill he sent up to the said Commissioners. Ibid, p. 405.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1800l. to me, Lowndes, on the unsatisfied order in my name for Secret Service: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XV, p. 74.
Same to the late Commissioners for Sick and Wounded to report on the enclosed accounts [missing] of several Consuls for their disbursements for the relief of English seamen during the late war, amounting in all to 235l. 9s. 3¼d. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 134.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to review Mr. Hendley's report concerning Mr. John Dutton Colt and Mr. Ballard and to hear both parties in the presence of Mr. Cocks and Mr. Wade. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Abbot of the petition of Benj. Levy shewing that he has been industrious in promoting the service of the public by encouraging Exchequer securities and by discounting tallies &c. for the Government; for which he has had no brokerage: therefore praying a reward. Reference Book VII, p. 342.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jonathan Searth merchant praying a grant of the King's part of a parcel of linen seized in August last for wrong entry per certificate cocquet outwards for Virginia, some of which was [re-exported] out of time: same being a mistake merely made in a hurry. Reference Book VII, p. 343.
June 30.Treasury warrant dormant to Mordecai Abbott, Customs Cashier, to pay the salary of 276l. 13s. 4d. per an. to John Crisp and Thomas Crisp as Collector of Customs, London port.
38l. per an. to Richard Anguish and Edmund Anguish junr. as Customers of Yarmouth port. Money Book XIV, p. 399, 400.
Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to pay John Macky, agent for the packet boats at Dover, 73l. 7s. 9d. for the expense of his servant in performing several journeys to Paris with letters to the Earl of Portland and Earl of Jersey late Ambassadors there and other journeys for which no allowance hath been made him: Secretary Vernon having certified the King's pleasure that said sum be paid him out of the arrears of the Post Office. Ibid, p. 400.
Money warrant for 548l. 4s. 6d. to Robert Crompton for his allowance of 400l. per an. 1697–8 Feb. 9 to 1699 June 24, as Paymaster of the Malt Tickets or Benefits: being for the service of himself and clerks. (Money order dated July 3 hereon). Ibid, p. 400. Order Book V, p. 97.
Same for 238l. 7s. 1d. to Samuell Wiseman, Comptroller of the Accounts of the abovesaid Malt Tickets, for his allowance of 200l. per an. from 1698 April 18 to 1699 June 24. (Money order dated July 10 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 401. Order Book V, p. 99.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay William Culliford, Inspector General of the Exports and Imports of all commodities into and out of this kingdom, the salary of 500l. per an. for himself, 80l. per an. for his first clerk, and 60l. per an. each for two other clerks. Money Book XIV, p. 404.
Money warrant for 66l. 13s. 4d. each to Auditors Brook Bridges and Thomas Done for one year's fee to Lady day last. Ibid, p. 433.
Money warrant for 209l. 6s. 8d. to the executors of Symon Smith, late Knight Harbinger to the King, for 1693 Xmas to 1694–5 Jan. 21 (the day of his decease) on his fee of 20 marks per an. and allowance of 10s. a day. Ibid, p. 459.
Money order for 100l. to Sir Salathiell Lovell for Easter and Trinity terms 1699 on his fee as one of the Justices of Chester. Order Book V, p. 97.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayte enclosing the petition [missing] of Sir Samuell Barnardiston relating to part of his fine which was paid into the Exchequer after the King's accession. He had an Act of reversal of the judgment against him, but of the 1905l. 18s. 10d. received of him by the King only 500l. has been repaid. My Lords have no objection to the repayment of the remainder. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 135.
June 30.Same to same to obtain the King's signature to the following warrants viz. (1) for 2100l. to the Duchess of Buckingham et al: (2) for 50l. per an. to the Keeper of the King's gondalo: (3) for the usual salary of 1850l. to each of the Principal Secretaries of State. Ibid, p. 124.
Treasury allowance of the present midsummer quarter's salary bill of the Customs London port (total 5489l. 8s. 9d.) and the outports (total 8042l. 1s. 3d.) Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 30.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Laurence Haslam, master of the ship Recovery of Shields, shewing that he lost his ship by bringing French wines to Newcastle "and being seized by a messenger with Mr. Secretary Vernon's warrant who took from him his wines and got further gratuities, besides losing his ship"; [therefore] praying "the Treasury Lords' compassion." Reference Book VII, p. 342.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Samuell Lubbock shewing that he was a Collector of Excise in 1695 and having extraordinary occasion made use of about 60l. of the King's money for which he has been near 16 months out of employment: therefore praying to be forgiven said debt which he is wholly unable to pay. Ibid, p. 343.
Same to same of the petition of Sir Scroop How shewing that he has ever since the commencement of the Duty on salt comptrolled the [accounts of the] said Duty at his own charge and that in Oct. 1697 on his application for an allowance for same my Lords ordered a minute to be entered for an allowance of 80l. per an. to him: therefore praying a Treasury warrant to confirm same. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Henry Buisson, Protestant refugee lately come out of France, praying a return of some lace which he brought over with him. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Henry Ireton, Collector of Excise in Kent, shewing that he employed Mr. Hale to receive 20l. 13s. 4d. for the King at Wrotham [who] was set upon by three highwaymen coming home and was robbed of same and one of the highwaymen being taken afterwards petitioner was at 4l. 5s. 0d. expense for prosecuting him; and that afterwards in 1697 being Collector of Excise in Cambridge he paid 140l. to Mr. John Lindsell, mayor of Saffron Walden, which was to be paid at London to the Excise Office and took his notes for same but Lyndsell failed and has withdrawn himself and has no effects: therefore praying allowance of said sums amounting to 164l. 18s. 4d. Ibid, p. 344.
Treasury warrant to Auditor William Aldworth to deliver to Auditor Shales divers writings, talleys, books and papers relating to the accounts of his Majesty's land revenues in Cos. Yorks, Durham and Northumberland (which are now within the said Shales's audit) and also relating to the forfeited estate of the late Visct. Preston Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 246.
June 30.Treasury warrant to Sir Thomas Trevor [Attorney General] to non pros the information against George Woodhouse, master of the ship Alexander the facts being ut supra p. 324 and the Customs Commissioners having reported that where the Navigation Act requires the master and three fourths mariners to be English it is explained by a clause in the Act of Frauds of 14 Car. II, c. 7 that his Majesty's subjects of England, Ireland and the Plantations are to be accounted English and no others; upon the construction of which law an opinion of King's Counsel was formerly taken that Scotchmen unless habiting in England are not to be accounted English within the meaning of the said clause: but that the present case is a compassionate one, he having been cast away &c. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 246–7.
Same to same to non pros the information against Joseph Sandwell, master of the Floyer, he having cleared from London in Sept. last for Norway with 14 men whereof ten English, two Scotch and two Danes, but two of his English left and he had to take in two Dantzickers, but the Scotchmen having served in his Majesty's fleet during the late war were esteemed Englishmen: but his ship is seized by one Lane under the Navigation Act. Ibid, pp. 247–8.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to take the accounts of the Receiver General of the 3s. Aid of last Session and in cases where no duplicates are already returned to be careful to examine the Receivers' charge by such duplicates when they come to be returned and to take care to give no certificates of discharge until their balances (if any) have been duly discharged. Ibid, p. 248.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the reputed manor of Old Court and Sedgwick Park in order to a grant thereof in fee farm to Sir John Morden bart. on a fine of 2000l. and the fee farm rent of 6l. 13s. 4d. for Old Court and 5l. 5s. 0d. for Sedgwick Park.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on said Morden's petition ut supra p. 360 for said grant in order to a settlement for ever to be made on his new erected Hospital for decayed merchants. By the survey lately take of the manor of East Greenwich the reputed manor of Old Court was found to consist of tithes of Greenwich with some houses and many parcels of demesne lands of the said manor of Greenwich but without any quit rents or royalties attaching to it. It formed part of the Queen Dowager's jointure and in June 1676 was granted by Charles II. to Sir William Boreman whose interest is now vested in petitioner and John Bennet of Grays Inn in trust for petitioner.
Sedgwick Park in Sussex is also part of the Queen Dowager's jointure who has granted a lease for three lives, the interest of which is now in the petitioner. Ibid, p. 249.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of Edward Gibbons as agent to the Regiment of Dragoons of Algernon, Earl of Essex. Ibid, p. 251.
June 30.The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Edward Wigg concerning a royal warrant for paying him 320l. 13s. 3d. in lieu of the like sum discharged by the late Farmers of [the Revenue of] Ireland to — Hanway for services done by her husband in Ireland, which was assigned to petitioner. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 2.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of George Houghton, son of George Houghton late Remembrancer of the Exchequer Court Ireland, praying for a grant of lands leased to his father in custodiam "for that purpose, pursuant to the Acts of Settlement and Explanation." Ibid, p. 3.