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September 1699

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'Warrants etc: September 1699', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 15: 1699-1700 (1933), pp. 157-174. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83228 Date accessed: 26 July 2014.


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September 1699

Sept. 1/11.Royal warrant dated "at our Court at Loo" to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Sir John Morden of the lordship or manor of Old Court Co. Kent and of the disparked park called Sedgwick Park Co. Sussex ut supra pp. 130–1 at the fee farm rent of 6l. 13s. 4d. for the said lordship or manor and 5l. 5s. 0d. for Sedgwick Park and fine of 2000l.
Appending: auditor's particulars and memorandum of the premises and ratal thereof by the Surveyor General. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 168–176.
Royal sign manual for 300l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, for 60 days, June 3 last to Aug. 2 last, on the usual allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons. (Money warrant dated Sept. 22 hereon.) (Money order dated Sept. 25 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Receipt dated Oct. 12 to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) Ibid., p. 178. Money Book XIV, p. 430. Order Book V, p. 112. Disposition Book XV, p. 88.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for payment, out of the Exchequer, of the fee or salary of 20l. per an. to the Constable of Windsor Castle; 10l. per an. to the Lieutenant of the Forest there; 6l. 1s. 8d. per an. to the housekeeper of New Lodge in the said Forest: 20l. per an. to the underkeeper 9l. 2s. 6d. per an. to the vermin killer there, amounting in all to 65l. 4s. 2d. per an.: same having been paid by the Receiver of the revenues of the Castle and Honor of Windsor to Michaelmas 1697 and no further by reason the said revenues are not sufficient to defray same: wherefore it is the King's intention that same be paid for the future out of the Exchequer. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 178–9.
Sept. 4.Money order for 851l. 4s. 0d. to Thomas Mathews as reward for getting the moneys speedily collected upon the several aids and taxes in Co. Hereford, Brecon and Radnor whereof he was Receiver and for his extraordinary losses in carrying great quantities of old money to the Mints to be recoined as per the separate items here detailed. (The pages 424–5 of the Money Book containing the money warrant on which this money order is based have been cut out). Order Book V, p. 105. Money Book XIV, p. 425 (index entry).
Sept. 5.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 70,000l. to the Navy Treasurer on the unsatisfied order in his name: out of loans on the Land tax: 50,000l. thereof for the course of the Navy and 20,000l. for the ordinary of the Navy. Disposition Book XV, p. 87.
The Treasury Lords to the Verderers of New Forest. In our letter of Sept. 16 last supra Tr. Cal. XIV, p. 120 there was no provision made in what manner fuelwood should be assigned to the several officers or keepers in said Forest. You are to observe the said letter in all particulars and at any time when the keepers shall make any assignment of fuelwood they are to give convenient notice to one of the deputy surveyors of woods and to the woodward of New Forest of the time and place where such assignments are to be made so that they may be present and view same. And the woodward of New Forest is hereby directed for the time being to make assignment of fuelwood for the use of the respective keepers of the several walks in said forest in such quantities as shall be reasonable and necessary. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 148.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a letter from Mr. Grey, Governor of Barbados, together with five quarterly accounts from the Naval officer there, containing an account of all vessels trading to and from said Island between 1697 Dec. 25 and 1699 March 25: as also a letter from Samuell Cox, the Deputy Naval Officer who has signed said accounts. Ibid., p. 149.
Sept. 6.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 52l. per an. to James Wingfield as a King's waiter London port. Money Book XIV, p. 414.
Money warrant for 121l. 10s. 0d. to Roger Manwaring, sheriff of Lancashire, for the surplusage on his account ended 1697 Sept. 29. (Money order dated Oct. 10 hereon). Ibid., p. 421. Order Book V, p. 114.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10786l. 17s. 6d. to the Earl of Ranelagh: on his unsatisfied order: out of loans on the Land Tax: to be applied as follows viz. for one fort night's subsistence from Sept. 11 inst. to the Standing Forces, Fusiliers, Invalids, Commissaries of the Musters and Provost Marshall ut supra Tr. Cal. XIV, p. 416 and 2006l. 0s. 6d. for subsistence due to the Garrisons for three months from Jan. 1 last to March 25 last at 668l. 13s. 6d. per month. Disposition Book XV, p. 87.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to pay the assessments to the second 3s. Aid on officers and clerks of the Victualling Office of not more than 60l. per an. salary. Ibid., p. 88.
Sept. 6.Same to the Customs Commissioners to send a copy of the Book of Rates to Capt. Coode, Commander of the Messenger advice boat at Plymouth. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 148.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh enclosing letters from the Admiralty desiring a stop to be put to the half-pay of the Field Officers and Captains of the late Marine Regiments till they have stated accounts with their non-commission officers and men to their satisfaction; and that the half-pay of Lieut. Goulding be stopped till he have accounted with Capt. Plunkett late a Captain of a Company in one of the said Regiments. Please stop same accordingly. Ibid., p. 149.
Same to Henry Baker to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Goodwin and Robert Barker concerning several mismanagements of the Commissioners appointed by Parliament for preventing the exportation of wool and also relating to a seizure made by said Barker of Scouring clay entered for [export to] Holland as potters' earth. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Avery (a waterman to the coastwaiters in London port) as a waterman in London port loco his father George Avery deceased.
William Hatton (who has officiated in that station during the indisposition of the said George Avery) to be established as mate to the said John Avery.
William Hollister (an extraordinary tidesman London port) as a tidesman in the inferior list in said port loco John Hazelhurst deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 40.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Doyley, Receiver General of the Quarterly Poll for Co. Oxford and of the 3s. Aid, 1s. Aid, and Subsidies for Co. Monmouth praying that his overpayments of 19l. 18s. 11d. and 539l. 10s. 11d. may be transferred to his account of the third 3s. Aid. Reference Book VII, p. 348.
Same to same of the petition of Richard Cocks, Receiver General of several taxes for Co. Gloucester, for allowance of his extraordinary charges in guards &c. for carrying moneys to the Mints and for several times attending the said Mints. Ibid.
Same to same of petitions of nominees as follows for appointment as Receivers General of Land Tax for places respectively as follows: proposing their sureties detailed in each case: viz. James Tregear for arrears of this year's Land Tax for Co. Cornwall. (Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer dated Sept. 29 for taking his securities.) (Treasury Commission to him dated Sept. 29.)
Richard Cobb the like for Co. Southampton and Isle of Wight. (Warrant for taking his securities dated Sept. 22.) (Commission dated Sept. 22.)
Gabriel Spencer junr. the like for Co. Kent and city of Canterbury. (Security warrant and commission ut supra.)
Francis Cuddon the like for London Westminster and Middlesex and the several Inns of Court and Chancery. (Security warrant and commission ut supra.)
William Kent the like for Co. Monmouth.
Francis Wyvill (Receiver General of Land Tax for Cos. Yorks, Durham and Northumberland) to be Receiver General of the Duties on Marriages and on Houses for the said Counties. (Securities warrant and commission Sept. 22.)
Thomas Austin (Receiver General of Land Tax for Cos. Chester, Anglesey, Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth and Montgomery) to be Receiver General of the Duties on Marriages and on Houses for said Counties. (Securities warrant and commission ut supra.) Reference Book VII, pp. 349, 350. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 265, 266, 267, 268.
Sept. 7.Royal sign manual for 30,000l. to William, Earl of Portland for the Privy Purse. (Money warrant dated Sept. 19 hereon.) (Money order dated Sept. 26 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 166. Money Book XIV, p. 429. Order Book V, p. 109.
Money warrant for 31,771l. 19s. 8d. to the Bank of England in satisfaction of so much deficient in their 100,000l. per an. for the years 1695 June 1 to 1697 June 1. (Money warrant dated Sept. 13 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 426. Order Book V, p. 107.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 375l. 16s. 6d. to the Earl of Ranelagh: on his unsatisfied order: out of the rent of Hackney Coaches: to be paid over to Lieut. Col. Duncanson of Lord Lorne's late Regiment in consideration of the loss of the said Regiment's clothing at Dixmude. Disposition Book XV, p. 87.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt enclosing two warrants for the King's signature (1) for revoking Ralph Williamson's patent as Comptroller of Newcastle port (2) for remitting to James Isaacson the arrear of a rent of 10l. on a grant of lands. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 124.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed letter sent to the Treasury from the Lords Justices of Ireland with a list therein concerning the pay to the Regiments therein for the time between their being cleared in England and their arrival in Ireland. Ibid., p. 150.
The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Bellomont. One of the King's men of war is sent to bring over Capt. Kid (whom you have secured in prison there for piracies). Please appoint some fit person to come over with the treasure and effects of the said Kid and his accomplices with proper schedules and inventories thereof to prevent embezzlement. Ibid., p. 150. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 264.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes for an account of the extraordinary charges reported by you [as due] to any Receivers' General of Taxes remaining unpaid to them. Ibid.
Same to the Farmers of the Lotteries. Why have you not paid the arrears of 200l. due to Mrs. Hellen Vaughan to Lady day last on her 150l. per an. as you were directed? Ibid., p. 151.
Sept. 7.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Richard Hartley as waiter at Lytham, a member of Poulton port, loco John Thomas who is removed to waiter and searcher in Chester port.
John Thomas to be removed as above loco Nicholas Davies preferred to be Surveyor waiter and searcher in the Isle of Man.
William Wyvell as riding surveyor of the Customs at Bahama and Sassafras in the province of Maryland loco John Thompson who has quitted that employment.
Nicholas Davies (a waiter and searcher Chester port) as Surveyor &c. in the Isle of Man ut supra loco Charles Taylor deceased.
Charles Goodman as Collector of Customs at Perth Amboy in the Province of New Jersey loco Thomas Coker deceased.
Benjamin Whicker as boatman at Torquay in Dartmouth port loco Robert Thomas removed to Exmouth.
Robert Thomas as boatman at Exmouth in Exeter port as above loco Charles Tedd deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 39, 40.
Same to Charles Bertie to pay (out of the money, tallies, orders and Malt Lottery tickets in your hands for the land service and sea service of the Office of Ordnance) such sums for the said services as the Principal Officers of the Ordnance shall direct. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 262.
Sept. 8.Money warrant for 20l. to — Jones and John Morrison, clerks, for their passage to Virginia and Maryland respectively whither they are going Chaplains. (Money orders dated Sept. 19 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt dated Sept. 22 to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) Money Book XIV, p. 420. Order Book V, p. 104. Disposition Book XV, p. 90.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Samuell Johnson shewing that he has communicated the orders of the Excise Commissioners to the Collectors for two years without salary: therefore praying a reward. Reference Book VII, p. 348.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Robert Hart proposing his securities, detailed, as Receiver General of Crown Revenues for Cos. Kent, Surrey and Sussex. (Treasury warrant dated Sept. 22 to Auditor Shales to take his securities.) (Treasury Commission to him dated Sept. 22.) Ibid., p. 350. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 264, 277.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Bray D.D. shewing that he has provided 30 libraries in America to the value of 2000l. and being many hundreds of pounds out of purse already and wanting a further assistance to perfect the design, he being informed that there is a debt due to the Crown of 1700l. from Francis Hollingshed and William Adderley as security for Ralph Hollingshed, late Receiver General of the City and County of Chester, and yet unpaid, he prays a grant of two thirds of the said debt. Reference Book VII, p. 350.
Same to the Postmasters General of the petition of Francis Bastwick shewing that in 1688 and 1689 he continued five pacquet boats for carrying mails to and from Calais and Newport till such time as they were ordered to be sent to Holland by way of Harwich; by which means he lost 740l., his boats being built for pacquet boat and not fit for any other use: and that he sent over in the pacquet boats 3367 poor soldiers and seamen most of whom had his Majesty's pass, whose passage and victuals according to the rates formerly allowed amount to 1145l. 12s. 0d.: therefore praying to be allowed the said 740l. and 1145l. 12s. 0d. Reference Book VII, p. 351.
Sept. 8.Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint of the petition of the officers of the five Country Mints shewing that they had their salaries established in the year 1696 and that they attended in their stations till near Michaelmas 1698 and have since been employed in the Tower in making up their accounts, which is a great charge to them as also their expenses in travelling &c. [up to London]: therefore praying payment of the Michaelmas quarter's salaries and allowance for travelling expenses. Ibid., p. 352.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of a water mill in Lostwithiell ut supra Tr. Cal. XIV. p. 132 in order to extension of lease thereof to William Taprell at the old rent of 40s. per an. and fine of 40l.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on said Taprell's petition for same. The petitioner married the sister of Richard Kendall who had a lease thereof (under the Exchequer Seal dated 16 May 1672) and by whom petitioner had several children still living. The premises were valued in the Parliament Survey in 1650 at 5l. above the rent. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 276.
Sept. 17.Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Ellis proposing his securities, detailed, as Receiver General of the Duties on Marriages and on Houses for parts, detailed, of Co. Norfolk viz. the Hundreds of Blofield, Brothercross, Clackclose, Erpingham North, South Erpingham, Forehoe, Freebridge Marshland, Freebridge Citra Lynn, Flegg East, Flegg West, Greenhoe North, Gallow, Hambleyard [Humbleyard], Holt, Happing, Lynn Regis, Smithdon, Tunsted, Taverham, [Taversham], Walsham and the town of Yarmouth: his said sureties being himself, Samuel Fuller of Yarmouth Esq., Thomas Godfrey of Yarmouth gent and Thomas Ellis of Yarmouth merchant. (Treasury warrant dated Sept. 29 to the King's Remembrancer to take his securities.) (Commission dated Sept. 29.) Reference Book VII, p. 350. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 267, 268.
Sept. 19/29.Royal warrant dated "at our Court at Loo" to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to revoke Ralph Williamson's appointment as Comptroller of Newcastle port. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 180.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge James Isaacson of an arrear of rent of 375l. accrued from 1660 Lady day to 1698 Michaelmas on the rent of 10l. per an. reserved on the grant made 1627 July 16 to William Caverley of marsh lands near the river Cloyde [Clwyd] in Co. Denbigh and Flint called Marva Ruthland [Rhuddlan] and of the land called the Moore alias Walmoore alias Wamore in Cos. Worcester and Gloucester which interest is come to the said Isaacson by mesne assignments, who has petitioned shewing that none of the said rent has been paid by reason no profit has ever been made of the premises, and the arrears before 1660 Lady day being pardoned by Act of Parliament. Ibid., pp. 180–1.
Sept. 19.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to repay the assessments to the 3s. Aid on customs officers whose salaries do not exceed 60l. per an. Money Book XIV, p. 426.
Same to same to pay to Robert Wind, a tidesurveyor of Plymouth port, a moiety of 74l. 8s. 0d. representing a seizure of money attempted to be exported: in accordance with the order of the Lords Justices in Council of 1696 June 25 ordering allowance of a moiety to the officer in cases of condemnation of coin of the realm attempted to be exported. Ibid., p. 427.
Same to same to pay to Henry Buisson the King's part of a seizure of 35l. worth of lace (which he brought with him when he fled from France to escape the severe persecution there) which he committed to William Tymon, Captain of the ship Postillion and was seized by one Murdock, an officer of the Customs: he being an object of compassion and not being a merchant nor bred to any trade. Ibid., pp. 427–8.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 100l. to me, Lowndes, on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service. Disposition Book XV, p. 88.
Same to same to issue 37,950l. to the Navy Treasurer: on his unsatisfied order: out of loans on the Land Tax: to be applied as follows: viz.
£
in part of 500,000l. appropriated for wages. for wages to the Yards7000
in part of 300,000l. appropriated for all other naval services.
for the ordinary of the Navy26600
for sick and wounded seamen4000
for ditto more, being such as are in the hospitals of St. Thomas and St. Bartholomew: on account of their allowance of 2d. a day during their abode there150
for answering the contingencies of the Registry of seamen: to be imprested to Mr. Samuell Slater200
£37950
Ibid., p. 89.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords have perused your presentment of the 9th inst. with the lists of officers for guarding the coast of Kent and Sussex. They direct that Mr. Corkish, Mr. Owen, Mr. Sloan, Mr. Norton and Mr. Parrott be inserted in the places of Topham, Pearce, Hall, Cawthorp and Raynes. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 151.
Sept. 19.William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition of the subalterns of the late disbanded Regiment of Foot of Col. Northcott, praying payment of their arrear of subsistence for the time they were on board the Fleet. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 151.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to make the following allowances to the officers of the outports employed in the present Coal Duty for a year from the commencement thereof, viz. 1698 May 15 to 1699 May 15, viz. 3l. per cent. for the first 1000l. of receipts therefrom and 1l. per cent. afterwards; of which two thirds is to be to the collector and one third to the Comptroller and further (in places where the inspection of the meters is performed at a distance from the ordinary residence of the officers) to allow 1d. per chalder where the coal meters are Corporation meters and 2d. per chalder where otherwise. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 47.
Treasury reference to Mr. Blathwayt of the petition of Chidley Brook praying that his account as Receiver General of New York may be referred to said Blathwayte as Auditor General of the Plantations and put into a method of being passed. Reference Book VII, p. 350.
Same to Mr. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of John England and John Elderton shewing that Joseph Damer (who was named with them in a proposed lease of a moiety of Inglishcombe Farm Co. Somerset, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall) is dead and the lease not passed and the fine of 250l. has been paid: therefore praying that the name of Jos. Damer his son be substituted for the name of the said Joseph deceased. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Samuell Heming shewing that by his means and by Exchequer decree Sir Christopher [Wren] and Mr. Reeve obtained grants of divers rents late in charge in the Pipe in lieu of defective rents of their former purchase but that the arrears thereof for the three years ended 1695 Michaelmas are not collectable by reason the Sheriffs (who formerly answered the said rents) have passed their accounts for those years:
further that petitioner applied to be admitted to purchase the augmentation rent of 10l. of the city of Norwich discovered by him for the Crown: therefore praying to be so admitted and to have allowed out of the purchase price the above arrears for which petitioner is accountable to said Wren and Reeve. Reference Book VII, p. 357.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to discharge Eliz. Low, widow of Thomas Low of Bristol, tobacconist of the further debt of 48l. ut supra Tr. Cal. XIV, p. 328 on her giving security to pay 200l. as composition for her total debt of 748l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 283.
Sept. 20.Treasury commission to Hugh Walford to be Surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages loco Dugald Stuart who is otherwise employed. Ibid, p. 82.
Sept. 21.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 53,432l. 12s. 7½d. to Lionell Herne on the unsatisfied order in his name: to be applied to the taking in of Exchequer Bills to be cancelled. Disposition Book XV, p. 89.
Same to same to issue 1500l. to Charles, Earl of Manchester: out of Civil List moneys: as in part of his order for 3000l. as royal bounty. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 6661l. 0s. 4d. to the Navy Treasurer: on his unsatisfied order: out of loans on the Land Tax: to be paid to the Victualling Commissioners for that service. Ibid., p. 90.
Sept. 22.Money warrant for 67l. 16s. 9d. to Henry Ballow and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains for joining tallies in the Exchequer Court, as reward for receiving from the Tally Court the foils or counterparts of 5427 tallies of loans and subscriptions to the new East India Stock between Michaelmas 1698 and Easter 1699 and for joining such as were in course of payment in order to their being cancelled (Money order dated Sept. 25 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 428. Order Book V, p. 111.
Same for 542l. 14s. 0d. to the officers and clerks of the Tally Court for the fees on such tallies of loan and other tallies as they have levied free of fees between Michaelmas 1698 and Easter 1699. (Money order dated Sept. 22 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 429. Order Book V, p. 107.
Same for 1491l. 15s. 6d. to James Cressett Esq. Envoy Extraordinary to the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburg, as in further part of 3418l. 15s. 6d. due to him on ten bills of extraordinaries between 1696 Sept. 12 and 1698–9 March 12; whereof 750l. has been already paid him. (Money order dated Sept. 25 hereon). (William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt Sept. 26 to pay same out of the 25 per cent. Duty on French goods). Money Book XIV, p. 429. Order Book V, p. 108. Disposition Book XV, p. 91.
Treasury warrant to Thomas Neale, Master and Worker of the Mint to pay 200l. to Roger Kirkby, Governor of Chester Castle, for his service in the recoining the clipped money in the Mint in said Castle and in recompence for all rooms set apart therein for the said Mint. Money Book XIV, p. 430.
Money warrant for 3200l. to Sir Stephen Evance, his Majesty's jeweller, for items as follow viz. for the King's picture set with diamonds of the value of 1000l. presented by the King to Segnior Vanden Bronde Sieur de Cleverskerke Ambassador in ordinary from the States of Holland; for six diamond rings of the value of 300l. each presented to Monsieur Bosen, Envoy Extraordinary from the King of Poland; to Don Osonville, Envoy Extraordinary from the Duke of Lorraine; to Don Obrasinsk, Envoy Extraordinary from the Elector of Brandenburg; to Segnior Justinian Envoy Extraordinary from the Republic of Genoa; to Baron Simcons, Envoy Extraordinary from the Elector of Bavaria; and to Count Masfy, Envoy Extraordinary from the Duke of Savoy; and for two diamond rings of the value of 200l. each presented to Monsieur Pauls, Resident from the King of Denmark and to the Baron de Blomberg, Envoy Extraordinary from the Duke of Courland. (Money order dated Sept. 25 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 430. Order Book V, p. 108.
Sept. 22.Money warrant for 485l. 10s. 1½d. to Francis Negus for repairs at the Mews [at Charing Cross] between 1696 March 25 and 1697 March 25. (Money order dated Sept. 25 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 430. Order Book V, p. 108.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to make application and distribution of the sum of 22,896l. 16s. 10½d. towards Deficient Funds as follows: the said sum representing receipts between Aug. 22 last and Sept. 19 inst. on funds as follows viz. 10,132l. 16s. 5d. received on the Window Act; 5932l. 5s. 8½d. received on Additional Impositions; 3511l. 15s. 8d. received on the New Duty on Salt; 3319l. 19s. 1d. received on the Continued Duty on Paper: the said distribution to be as follows: viz.:
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament.How they stood upon the Register the 19th Sept. 1699.The distribution and application as hereby.
First 4s. Aid5562210555622105235163
Third 4s. Aid407372434028270318581710
Fourth 4s. Aid9171011389844567418417
Second Quarterly Poll8927513488775004077
Three Fourths Customs2134471592114471599731910
Salt171150000159074616678091511½
Two Thirds Additional Excise16000000129054111173020
Additional Impositions445177744400000020318
Vellum and Parchment224114722411471022133
Marriages64800000648000002956182
Wines and Vinegar1461811914618119667011¼
5017793748467031111228961610½
Money Book XIV, p. 432.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 100l. to Thomas Lloyd on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Works: and is intended to be paid over to Mr. Verrio for his painting. Disposition Book XV, p. 90.
Same to same to issue 9080l. 10s. 2d. to the Earl of Ranelagh for two weeks' subsistence to the Forces [ut supra Tr. Cal. XIV, p. 416]: out of loans on the Land Tax. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to pay to the executrix of Mr. Stephens, Cashier to the Earl of Orford Navy Treasurer, or to allow in the unpassed account of the said Earl the sum of 1227l. 12s. 3d. for discount of tallies detailed from 1690 Oct. 1 to 7 Sept. 1694 and for loss on receiving 1809 guineas at 22s. each and paying them away for the service of the Navy at 21s. 6d. each by direction of the Treasury Lords dated 1699 April 29. Ibid., p. 93.
Sept. 22.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 300l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on his unsatisfied order: to be issued out of new money from loans in General: and to be paid over to the inhabitants of the City of Chester in part of 733l. 11s. 5d. due to them for quarters. Disposition Book XV, p. 94.
Same to Mr. Taylor, deputy auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall. My Lords have read your objections to the grant to the Earl of Dorset of certain fee farm rents. They direct that such thereof as are parcel of a manor or the reversion whereof is in the King or the Dukes of Cornwall be duly kept in charge for the Crown as formerly. You are to permit the Earl to receive the other rents. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 151.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed letter from the Assessment Commissioners for Co. Cornwall touching a dispute between them and the Commissioners for the Hundred of West in said County. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Yard. I have laid before my Lords yours of the 19th inst. with the copy of a letter from the Council of Trade to the Earl of Jersey and another from Col. Webb, late Governor of the Bahama Islands, giving an account that the seamen of a brigantine of 70 tons called the Sweepstakes had in a piratical manner run away with the said vessel with goods to a considerable value besides 1236l. of the King's money in pieces of Eight. My Lords have no objection to an advertisement of offer of reward, without naming Mr. Haynes. Ibid., p. 152.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to put into force the scheme of riding officers as follows for guarding the coasts of Kent and Sussex.
Appending: a general scheme for the land guard of the coasts of Kent and Sussex [as proposed by Captain Baker].
Isle [of] Sheppey: Edward Burchett 90l. per an.
Canterbury: Jacob Janeway 60l. per an.
Herne and Reculvers: Joseph Beverton and John Thorp 90l. each.
Margate: Jeffrey Hadford 90l. with 30l. additional as Supervisor.
Broadstairs: James Glover 90l.
Ramsgate: John Mockford 90l.
Sandwich: Benjamin Fisher 40l.
Folkeston: Thomas Hatton, John Jordan, John Jones, Thomas Lee: each 90l.
Hythe: Robert Paterson, Daniel Russen, John Knight: each 90l.: with 80l. additional to Paterson as a supervisor.
Dymchurch: George Baker, and Christopher Wolse: 90l. each.
New Romney: Richard King, John Clarke, Edward Newton, Mathew Barton: 90l. each.
Lydd: John Ellesdon, Jeremiah Hunt, Robert Shelmerdine, Joseph French: 90l. each: with 30l. additional to Ellesdon as a supervisor.
East Guildford: Henry Baker, — Corkish: 90l. each.
Rye: Francis Dansay 60l.
Winchelsea: Edwd. Marten, — Owen: 90l. each.
Hastings: Edwd. Hall, Richard Carsewell: each 80l.
Bexhill: Thomas Pope: 90l.
[East] Bourne: Lewis Gillart, Thomas Fowler: 90l. each.
Pevensey: Richard Holmes: 90l.
Seaford: John Goldham: 90l.
Newhaven: Alexander Shoebridge, William Hawkins: 90l. each.
Brighton: John Greenfield, — Stone: 90l. each.
Shoreham: Ambrose Wade, John Long: 90l. each.
Lewes: Joseph Feild: 90l.
Worden Point: — Norton, Richard Littlehales: 90l. each.
Arundell: Samuel Binks: 90l.
Littlehampton: Nicho Eveleigh: 90l.
Felfam: Anthony Palmer, — Parrott: 90l. each.
Pagham Point: John Clark the present waiter at Chichester loco John Dyer by way of exchange: 90l.
Sidlesham: Thomas Morris: 90l.
Isle of Selsey: — Montgomery: 90l.
Cockbook: three boatmen at 30l. each.
Emsworth: Nathaniell Spencer: 90l.
Chichester: James Whitwood the collector to act as supervisor at an additional allowance of 30l. per an.
[Total establishment 4590l. per an.] Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 41–2.
Sept. 22.Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Tobias Le Gros et al for a lease of coals and other mines and minerals within the manor of Cantermelenydd Co. Radnor and in the wastes or commons of Rossamurth in the Hundred of Cavenleeth [Cefnllys]. Reference Book VII, p. 351.
[?Sept. 22].Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant by Peregrine Bertie, Vice Chamberlain of the Household, to Charles Godfrey Esq. Keeper of the Jewel House, to deliver to Sir Charles Cottrell, Master of the Ceremonies, a diamond ring of the value of 200l. to be presented by the King to Baron Chassignet, Envoy Extraordinary from the Bishop of Osnaburgh. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 262.
Sept. 22.Treasury commission to Walter Wyatt to be Surveyor of the Duties on Marriages and on Houses loco William Ireland hereby superseded.
William Lawrence the like as a Surveyor in General [of said Duties] for England. Ibid., p. 82.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Lacy of Little Chelsea and John Edridge of St. Martins-in-theFields, scrivener, for the use of the inhabitants of St. Martin's and St. James's of a passage ut supra p. 141.
Prefixing: Surveyor General's constat and ratal of the premises.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 269–70, 284.
Sept. 22.Same to Serjeant Phillip Ryley to observe the King's pleasure as follow viz. to make up the door of the little house mentioned in your memorial as to encroachments in St. James's Park and [further to take care] that no ale be sold in the little houses as common alehouses; that the new erected alehouse be taken away and that the pallazadoes be taken down and the wall made good as formerly; and also that none of the houses within the said park be allowed to sell ale, wine or other entertainment or be any ways used as public houses.
Appending: said Ryley's report dated April 4 last on the encroachments made of late years in said Park in accordance with the Treasury order of Feb. 25 last.
A brick house has been many years erected on the wall of the said park by the road to Hyde Park, which house had formerly only a little hole towards the said road, [but] of late years made large enough for persons that lived therein to go in and out of the house by the help of a ladder; but now the same is altered and a door made into the road and a small arch turned at the foot of the door that levels the passage to the road. The house is now uninhabited.
On the west side within the gate of the park over against Hyde Park gate is a range of buildings of nine small rooms, the height whereof is equal to the coping of the wall; which building is in custody of Crosby the gate keeper and is a public alehouse, but alleged to be for the conveniency of the Foot Guard who have a small guard house within the park against the said keeper's buildings.
On the side of the Park next Arlington Street Lady Arran has a door and steps into the Park; Sir William Brownlow the like; Sir Charles Orby a door; Mr. Smith a door; Lord Derwentwater and Lord Cholmondly each a door; Lord Guilford a door and rubbish thrown into the Park; Lord Kingston a door and pump in the Park; Col. Fitz Patrick a door; — Rossington a door; Mr. Fronteine two doors; Lord Berkeley a door; Mr. Harris, Mr. Smith a door and the wall pulled down and pallazadoes put up; Lady Orrery a door; two links let into the park from Rossington's buildings; a lodge built about four years since with a coal hole and bog house and a pair of great gates that lets into Rossington's Buildings in St. James's; this lodge &c. stands within the park but has no door into the park but some low windows; the said lodge and gates are said to be erected by the late Queen's command for conveniency of the Ice Houses but are seldom opened, the man that has the custody of it sells ale therein.
A piece of ground walled into the house of Lady Thanet, the said ground being 18 foot by 28 foot; at Mr. Heneage's the wall pulled down and pallazadoes put up.
At the Equerries' lodging at St. James's a door and a piece of ground enclosed with a pallazadoe about 4½ foot by 25 foot.
Many of the buildings erected on this side of the park have raised their ground [so] that great weights of earth bear up[on] the wall in divers places and will probably force it in some little time.
At Arlington Gate a building was raised and considerably augmented by Mr. Chasell the gate keeper there but the same is now pulled down and altered to the copeing of the wall; what remains is a public house.
Under the wall that belongs to the front of Arlington House a little piece of ground is lately fenced in with a hedge whereon is built a lodging room, a stables and two places for coal and wood but the same is not so high as the park wall, is now in custody of a servant of the Earl of Bath but his lordship says those buildings shall be pulled down; as also an apple shed within Arlington Gate.
On the side of the Park towards Downing Street Mrs. Chudd has a door and lets lodgings; Mrs. Bridges a door and lets lodgings; Lady Windham a door; Duchess of Norfolk a door and almost every house a door in the range of buildings that looks to Story's house over against the Bird Cage; Col. Kendall a door.
The Earl of Bath alleges that the doors or conveniences to persons of quality have been allowed by command of the late Queen that all such persons should be permitted passage into the park. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 271–2.
Sept. 22.Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for extension of lease to Sir Robert Clayton bart. of the capital messuages of the manor of Kennington with eight acres of orchard, late in the possession of Paul French and the brickfield containing four acres; and the 14 and 20 acres late in the possession of Anne Hinde and the six cottages at the Butts and the 40 acres of meadow near Kennington Common late in the possession of — Dover; the present extension to be for 13 years from 1716 Sept. 29 at the ancient rent of 16l. 10s. 9d. and fine of 350l.
Prefixing: Deputy Auditor William Taylor's particular and memorandum of the premises and Surveyor General's ratal. Ibid., pp. 273–5.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland. Send us forthwith the Establishment and vouchers relating to the account of the English Train of Artillery which was employed in the reducing of Ireland whereof Mr. Hubbald was Treasurer and Paymaster. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 38.
Sept. 26.Warrant by the Lords Justices of England to the Governor of New York to order the Receiver General of Revenues there to remit 472l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance, England for stores provided out of the Ordnance Office for his Majesty's service for New York in pursuance of an order of July 13 last viz. 100 flock beds, 200 pairs of sheets, 30 barrels of cannon powder and 20 barrels of fine powder &c. King's Warrant Book XX, 179.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 42,500l. to the Navy Treasurer on the unsatisfied order in his name: out of loans on the Land Tax: to be applied as follows viz.
£
to the head of Wear and Tear of the Navy30000
to the head of Wages and is for one year on the arrear to the Chest at Chatham12500
£42500
Disposition Book XV, p. 91.
Sept. 26.Same to same to issue out of Civil List moneys 1005l. 19s. 10d. to a list of 17 payees as per money warrants viz. to the Sheriffs of Bristol, Chester, Beds, Mr. Stephens, John Taylor, Povey, French Ministers in the Savoy, Ministers of the Isle of Man, Jane Browning 60l., Mr. Bere 74l. 4s. 0d., Mr. Bernard 40l., Henry Oulding 50l., Lord Lucas 81l.; poor of St. James's parish 25l.; Auditors Bridges and Done, and 12l.; 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of the Chamber for a quarter to the keeper of his Majesty's Gondalo. Ibid., p. 92.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Ogilvie as an officer for guarding the coast of Kent and Sussex loco Richard Littlehales who declines that employment.
Stephen Pattee at 20l. per an. as a preventive officer at Tarcross, a creek about seven miles from Dartmouth, the same being a very dangerous place with respect to the smuggling trade where vessels may unload goods or horses and other carriages for two miles together.
The tidesmen of Lyme port to have an additional 5l. per an. to to make their salaries 30l. per an. each as at Weymouth and Poole.
The tidesmen and boatmen at Exeter and Cowes to be established at 30l. per an. without day pay instead of 10l. per an. and 2s. per day when employed as hitherto.
John Spurrier (an extraordinary tidesman London port) as tidesman in the inferior list ibid at 35l. per an. loco Richard Kitchinman deceased.
William Davies as a same loco Richard Paine deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 42, 43.
Treasury reference to Sir Francis Trevor, Attorney General, of the petition of Charles Goupy praying a warrant to go on with a suit against John Ridout for 785l., he having obtained a verdict from the Attorney General to prosecute him at his own charge for that sum. Reference Book VII, p. 351.
Sept. 27.William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to pay or allow to the Navy Treasurer 294l. paid by him for the discount of 4800l. in tallies on coal Duties transferred to the Leather Duty. Disposition Book XV, p. 100.
Same to Auditor Done to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Eliz. and Thomas Bale, as administratrix of Thomas Bale (who was employed by Aaron Smith in the prosecution of several Crown law suits) praying payment of money due to him, being expended by him in that service. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 152.
Sept. 28.Money warrant for 70l. to Robert, Lord Lucas, Governor of the Tower of London, for divers contingent charges expended by him for his Majesty's service for one year from 1698 midsummer. (Money order dated Oct 3 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 433. Order Book V, p. 110.
Sept. 28.Treasury warrant to Thomas Hall to detain for himself 300l. out of the 1474l. 0s. 8d. remaining in his hands of the 467,000l. lately imprested to him at the Receipt for paying off tallies on the Excise and Post Office: to be as in satisfaction of all allowances to Tellers' clerks &c. and for all incidents in said service. Money Book XIV, p. 438.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1350l. 6s. 0d. to me, Lowndes, on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service. Disposition Book XV, p. 93.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. If Col. Buchan do not appear before you in six weeks to clear the matter concerning the 1865l. 6s. 0d. due to Godfrey Webster for clothing furnished for his Regiment in 1697 you are to cause the tallies in your Office for that year's clothing to be delivered to said Webster. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 148.
Same to Mr. Vanburgh. You have represented to my Lords (in reply to their directions supra Tr. Cal. XIV, p. 145) that you have found in others of the bills of the Messengers of the Chamber many overcharges in the rates and allowances for several services. You are to deduct all such overcharges and to take care that no unjustifiable allowances be paid in the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber. My Lords have directed a prosecution of the late clerks of the cheque and their adherents concerned in the making forth of false bills. You are to take possession of the bills and papers fit to make out such charge. Ibid., p. 152.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to attend the Lords Justices in Council on Thursday Oct. 5 next touching the passing of the accounts of the Navy Treasurer in pursuance of the order in Council of Sept. 26 inst. (The like notice to Mr. Hubbald, Mr. Twitty and Mr. Maddocks and Auditors Bridges and Done). Ibid., p. 153.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of the ship John galley of Wexford, John Shapland merchant owner, laden with goods from Leghorn and seized in the Thames on pretence that Henry Peterson alias Peters the master was a foreigner: the said Commissioners being of opinion that the said ship is not subject to forfeiture or the goods subject to the payment of foreign [Aliens'] Duties. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 43.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Hugh May gent. shewing that he had agreed a price for the surrender of certain lands at Windsor to enlarge the King's park but the Surveyor General found an error in his title being only the mistake of one word by the neglect of the clerk: therefore praying that my Lords take no advantage thereof but order him satisfaction for the said lands. Reference Book VII, p. 351.
Same to Henry Baker of the petition of Henry Killigrew shewing that some days before the King's departure he promised that petitioner and family should not perish and accordingly it was minuted that he should have a sum of money provided he could find something in the King's [right to] grant; therefore praying a grant of the 500l. forfeited bail of Mr. Hunt, the owler who is run away into France. Ibid.
Sept. 29.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 11,058l. 12s. 1d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name: out of loans on the Land Tax: to be applied to clearing the Troops and Regiments now standing, for 62 days from July 26 to Sept. 25 inst. according to the establishment and muster rolls "the offreckonings being excepted." Disposition Book XV, p. 91.
Same to same to issue a further sum of 824l. 3s. 6d. to the Earl of Ranelagh to be paid over to Lieut.-Col. Duncanson for loss of clothing ut supra p. 160.
and 613l. 10s. 1d. to same for the late Commissioners of the Leeward Islands to balance the account of their receipts and payments for the subsistence of the officers and soldiers of the late Regiment commanded by Col. Holt in said Islands. Ibid., p. 94.
Same to said Earl of Ranelagh to repay here to the Regiment commanded by Col. Charles Ross the 963l. 5s. 0d. that was advanced in Ireland, out of their pay, by the said Col. Ross to the disbanded men that came our of Flanders as so much due to them for their Flanders subsistence; as same would have been paid here if the said men had landed in this kingdom. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Montague. My Lords have received from Auditor Done a representation concerning your demand of 2200l. per an., of which I send a copy. My Lords will hear this matter next Wednesday. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 153.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Henry Lambert as riding surveyor at Ingermills in Boston port to inspect the coast to Saltfleet Haven and Gainthrop as proposed by Peregrine Bertie in his late survey of the coast of Lincolnshire; the rather because great industry is used to introduce the owling trade in that part of the country.
Robert Langley as tidesman in Yarmouth port loco Richard Meredith deceased.
Richard Allgar as a tidesman, Plymouth port loco Francis Tresilian who relinquishes same. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 44.
Treasury commission to Edward Davis to be a Surveyor in General for England [for the Duties on Marriages and on Houses]. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 82.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Charles Bertie of the manor or manors of East and West Deeping Co. Lincoln, parcel of Richmond Lands and part of the Queen Dowager's jointure; for 48 years from 1748 Sept. 29, at the ancient rent of 4l. 1s. 3½d. per an. and fine of 150l.
Prefixing: Deputy Auditor Robert Hewitt's particular and memorandum of the premises and the Surveyor General's ratal. In the particular the premises are valued at 94l. 1s. 3½d. per an.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 276–282, 284.
Sept. 30.Privy seal for 100l. per an. to the bishop of Oxford ut supra p. 121. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 167.
Sept. 31.
[sic].
William Lowndes to the King's printers at the Printing House in Black Fryers. It is the King's pleasure that you observe henceforth the following directions: viz. that the charge of printed Acts of Parliament, Votes and Speeches usually inserted in the Archbishop of Canterbury's bills be entirely saved to the King. Also those put to the account of the Bishop of London. That as to the Treasury Office no Forms of Prayer, Proclamations, printed Orders of Council, Speeches, Votes (bound or unbound) be delivered to the said Office nor any printed Acts of Parliament save only at the end of each Session for the service of the Office in General. That immediately upon the passing of any Land Tax you provide and deliver the usual number of copies to the Agents for Taxes with all speed and at the end of the Session furnish the said Agents with one book of all the Acts passed in that session and the King to be at no further charge for prints in that office. That the whole charge of Acts &c. usually delivered to the Lord Chancellor, Secretaries of State, Lord Privy Seal, Lord Chief Justices, Lord Chief Baron, Master of the Rolls, Mr. Blathwaite and the Attorney and Solicitor General be wholly taken off and saved to the King. That the King be at no charge for prints in the Crown Office except the Proclamations which are sent with the King's writs. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 157.