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November 1699, 1-15

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'Warrants etc: November 1699, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 15: 1699-1700 (1933), pp. 193-208. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83230 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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November 1699, 1-15

Nov. 1.Royal warrant dormant to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber to pay the salary of 150l. per an. to Hugh Chudleigh as from 1698 Xmas, as Comptroller of the Accounts of the Treasurer of the Chamber. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 188.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 20l. per an. to Henry Fairfax as Comptroller of Newcastle port. Money Book XIV, p. 449.
Money warrant for 1000l. to William, Earl of Portland, for half-ayear to 1698 June 24 as Groom of the State and First Gentleman of the Bedchamber.
500l. each to the Earl of Oxford, Duke of Queensborough, Earl of Scarborough, Earl of Burlington, Lord Lexinton, Earl of Essex and Duke of Ormonde for same time as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber. (Money orders dated Nov. 3, 6, 7 and 9 hereon.) Ibid., p. 450. Order Book V, p. 121, 140.
Same for 250l. each to Hatton Compton, Adrian Van Borcelan, Thomas, Lord Windsor, George Cholmondley and Thomas, Lord Raby for same quarter as Grooms of the Bedchamber. (Money orders dated Nov. 9 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 457. Order Book V, pp. 124, 127.
Same for 50l. 3s. 9d. to the several Serjeants-at-Arms as follows in each case for half-a-year to the date stated, on their fee of 3s. a day and board wages allowance of 2s. 6d. a day: Thomas Charnock to 1698 June 24; John Templer to 11 August 1698; Thomas Turst to 1698 June 24; Samuell Powell to same; Edmd. Williamson to same; executors of Serjeant Payne to same; Serjeant Lawson to same; Serjeant Gregg to 1698 June 8; Serjeant Shirley to 1698 July 27. Money Book XIV, p. 450.
Treasury warrant dormant to Charles Boyle, Receiver General of the revenue arising by Fines for Alienations, to pay the several officers in the Alienation Office their salaries as follows viz. 40l. per an. each to Peregrine Bertie, James Saunderson and William Glanville as Commissioners and Deputies [to the Treasury Lords]; 40l. per an. to said Boyle as Receiver General; 20l. per term to George Morley Esq., Master of Chancery; 5l. per term each to Bernard Halfepenny and Thomas Webb as clerks. Ibid., p. 454.
Money warrant for 300l. to Sir Francis Windham for half-a-year to 1698 June 24 on his pension. Ibid., p. 455.
Nov. 1.Treasury warrant to Sir Bartholomew Gracedieu and Sir James Collett, sheriffs of London and Middlesex, to pay (in accordance with the King's pleasure) 36l. to Mary Mohun being the fine levied on Jonathan Evans pawn broker who was convicted by her for extortion at the sessions at Hicks Hall on February 1697–8. Money Book XIV, p. 456.
Money warrant for 210l. to the Heralds and Pursuivants at Arms as follows for half-a-year to 1698 June 24 on their respective salaries: viz.
£s.d.
Sir Thomas St. George, Garter Principal Kingat-Arms50
Sir Henry St. George, Clarencieux King-at-Arms20
Sir John Dugdale, Norroy King-at-Arms20
Robert Devenish, York Herald1368
Henry Dethick, Richmond Herald1368
Francis Burghill, Somerset Herald1368
George King, Lancaster Herald1368
Charles Mawson, Chester Herald1368
Peers Maudit, Windsor Herald1368
John Gibbon gent. Bluemantle Pursuivant-atArms10
Lawrence Crump, Portcullis Pursuivant-at-Arms10
Peter Le Neve, Rouge Croix Pursuivant-at-Arms10
Hugh Clopton, Rouge Dragon Pursuivant-atArms10
Ibid., XV, p. 1.
Same for 208l. 8s. 8d. to the Officers of the Works detailed for same half-year on their respective fees or salaries. Ibid., p. 2.
Same for 6l. 2s. 0d. to the Churchwardens of St. Michael Cornhill for same half year on their perpetuity for the poor there. Ibid.
Same for 2l. 3s. 3¼d. to Richard Bokenham for an overpayment on his account as late sheriff of Co. Suffolk, arising by payments for the arrest of Thomas Stothon (Stathon) and John Young, clippers of the coin. (In the margin: a confirmation dated 1702 June 28 hereof by Treasurer Godolphin.) (For the money order hereon see supra under date 1702 July 8.) Ibid., p. 3.
Same for 100l. to Rudolph Kein for half-a-year to 1699 Sept. 29 on his salary as Closet Keeper to the King. Ibid., p. 6. Disposition Book XV, p. 102.
Same for 200l. to Rachell and Frances Windham, daughters of Dame Ann Windham, for half-a-year to 1694 June 24 on their pension. Money Book XV, p. 7.
Same for 100l. to Thomas Whitgrave for half-a-year to 1689 June 24 on his pension. Ibid., p. 8.
Same for 40l. to Robert Brady, Dr. of Physic and professor of same in the University of Cambridge, for half-a-year to 1698 June 24 on his fee. Ibid.
Nov. 1.Same for 250l. to Thomas Lane for half-a-year to 1691 Lady day on his pension. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Sir Samuel Morland, the son, for half-a-year to 1695 Sept. 29 on the annuity granted 1670 Sept. 17 to his father and him for life. Ibid., p. 9.
Same for 20l. to Charles Whittaker for half-a-year to 1698 June 24 on his fee as Foreign Apposer in the Exchequer Court. Ibid., p. 10.
Same for 175l. to John Visct. Fitzharding for 1¾ years to Sept. 29 last on his fee or allowance as Keeper of the Pall Mall in St. James's Park. Ibid., p. 11.
Same for 57l. 10s. 0d. to James Chase for half-a-year to 1698 June 24 on his salary or allowance as Apothecary in Ordinary to the King's person. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to William, Earl of Derby et al for half-a-year to June 24 last on the pension for the poor ministers of the Isle of Wight. Ibid.
Same for 20l. to John Pottenger for same time on his fee as Comptroller of the Pipe. Ibid., p. 22.
Same for 10l. to Walter Wallinger and Thomas Cole, Secondaries in the Office of the Pipe for half-a-year to 1698 June 24 on their fees. Ibid., p. 25.
Same for 48l. 6s. 8d. to John Hastings, Clerk of the Foreign Estreats in the Exchequer Court for same time on his several fees of 20l. per an. for keeping the records of Recusants' forfeitures and 10l., 33l. 6s. 8d., 26l. 13s. 4d. and 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. to him and his clerks for extracting fines and amerciaments. Ibid., p. 26.
Same for 50l. 3s. 9d. to Edmund Williamson late one of the Serjeants-at-Arms for half-a-year to 1698 June 24 on his fee of 3s. and board wages of 2s. 6d. a day. Ibid., p. 34.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to innovate a lost money order dated Sept. 10 last for 1256l. 14s. 8¾d. to Philip Packer for necessaries delivered to the Receipt for Easter and Trinity terms 1697. Order Book V, p. 119.
William Lowndes to Auditor Bridges to prepare for declaration the enclosed state [missing] of the account of John Richards deceased who executed the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber [said account being] for one year and 359 days to 1694 June 24. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 157.
Same to Mr. Abbott [present Cashier of Customs] for an account of the several pensions or perpetuities lately payable by the [late] Cashier of the Customs. Ibid.
Nov. 1.William Lowndes to Mr. Bruere to make up Mr. Hall's account of Hearthmoney. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 158.
Same to the [two] Auditors of Imprests to join [each other] in the examining and making up the accounts of the Mints now depending before you. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Lowndes as a tidesman in the superior list London port loco Oliver Vaughan lately deceased.
Robert Gamble as a tidesman in fee Plymouth port loco John Paine lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 46, 47.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular and ratal of premises ut supra Tr. Cal. XIV, p. 368 (viz. the manors of Rosedale &c.) in order to a lease thereof to Richard Cull for 99 years in reversion of the Queen Dowager.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on said Cull's petition for same. The manor of Rosedale consists of 39 farms leased at rents amounting to 130l. per an., worth 1690l. at 13 years' purchase. The improvement thereof I reckon at 462l. per an. which at five years' purchase is 2310l. The manor of Crowland was leased in 1671 at 173l. 15s. 6d. I value it at 1300l. I compute the improvement at 2041l. 8s. 5d. [per an.] as let on the rack which I value at 4800l. The manor of Hogsthorp was rented at 63l. 1s. 9d. in the Queen Dowager's jointure. I value it at 820l. 2s. 9d. at 13 years' purchase. The demesne lands have been surveyed at 171l. per an. and I value them at 1026l. The manor of Barton was rented at 81l. 5s. 8d. in the said Queen's jointure. At 13 years' purchase I value it at 1056l. 13s. 8d. The improved value of the ferry and some small parcels of land is 30l. per an. which at six years' purchase is 180l. The manor of Barrow is rented at 108l. 14s. 10d. which at 13 years' purchase is 1413l. 12s. 10d. The improvement is valued at 140l. per an. which is 624l. at six years' purchase. The manor of Gouxhill was rented at 29l. 13s. 10d. in the said Queen's jointure which at 13 years' purchase comes to 385l. 19s. 10d. An improvement of 67l. per an., comes to 402l. at six years' purchase: Total capital value 16,008l. 19s. 1d. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 289–91.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) order of the King in Council dated Kensington Oct. 23 last for stopping and prosecuting the Sea Flower an English sloop of 30 tons, Caleb Tibber master which arrived at Venice from Hunduras with logwood designing, as was supposed, to sail thence to Guinea to lade negroes and carry them to some port in the West Indies and so manage an indirect trade without touching at all in England, contrary to the Acts of 22 and 23 Charles II c. 26 for encouragement of the Plantation Trade and 9 and 10 Wm. III c. 26 for settling the trade to Africa: all on a representation from the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations read this day. Ibid., p. 291.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland (viz. Duke of Bolton, Earl of Berkley and Earl of Galway) to apply the sum of 33,633l. 0s. 10d. to complete the building of barracks in Ireland according to the intent of the appropriation clause in the Act of Supply in Ireland (Irish Act 9 Wm. III, c. 4), which item is an extraordinary charge for which the Establishment of Ireland contains no provision and therefore requires a royal warrant to authorise the regular issue of the money. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 39.
Nov. 2.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 1,000,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, as imprest for the Navy and Victualling. (Money warrant dated Nov. 20 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Nov. 17). (Money order dated Nov. 21 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 184. Money Book XIV, p. 14. Order Book V, p. 125.
William Lowndes to the Attorney and Solicitor General for their opinion on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Lords Justices of Ireland with a further state of the case relating to the wool licences in Ireland. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 158.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Claudius Rondeau and Philip Lernoult shewing that they have been dealers and traders in buying wool of the neighbouring graziers, they manufacturing same themselves into worsted stuffs; that soon after the late Act of Parliament against transporting of wool they gave bond in 500l. each not to transport wool and the Customs Officers permitted the country people to bring wool into Canterbury and suffered petitioners to buy same: notwithstanding which Mr. Oliver and Mr. Beverton, Customs House officers, have lately seized 60 packs of petitioners' wool: therefore praying relief. Reference Book VII, p. 357.
Treasury warrant to the Navy Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the King in Council dated Kensington Oct. 23 last for the perfecting and passing with all expedition the accounts of several former Treasurers of the Navy which are still depending and not declared and passed, whereby great prejudice and inconvenience happens to his Majesty's service. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 292.
Same to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing (a) A like order of same date relative to the passing of Navy Treasurer's accounts for the future (all in accordance with the Navy Commissioners' report on the memorial of Sir Thomas Littleton, Navy Treasurer:) viz.:
That the Pay Books for ships be closed within the year before the Treasurer tenders his accounts to be examined and signed by the Navy Commissioners.
That all imprests paid by the Navy Treasurer as well by bills from the Victualling Commissioners as from the Navy Commissioners within the year be brought to account and allowed in the ledger for that year except such as the Navy Treasurer and Navy Commissioners in conjunction shall suspend the allowance of, for the accommodation of the public; of which imprests so suspended a memorandum shall be entered in the ledger that so it may appear what money the said Treasurer has paid in that year more than he has had allowance of in the said ledger.
That the Cashier [appointed] for payment of the Victualling Bills shall be deputed by the Navy Treasurer and not by the Victualling Commissioners but for the better enabling the Navy Treasurer to carry on that considerable branch of his business that (instead of a clerk only at 80l. per an. for payment of the said Victualling bills) he be allowed a cashier at 150l. per an. and two clerks under him at 70l. and 50l.
The King further orders that Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, have a privy seal for enabling him to pass his accounts yearly although the accounts of former Navy Treasurers are not passed, he standing charged with no money but what comes to his or his agent's hands. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 293.
Nov. 6.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 10l. 6s. 8d. to Thomas Arris as Comptroller of Exeter port. Money Book XIV, p. 456.
Money warrant for 1800l. to the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills for six months to November 1 inst. for six per cent. interest on 60,000l. furnished by them for accommodation of the subscriptions for circulating Exchequer Bills in lieu of money or Exchequer Bills formerly deposited for the said service by the Treasurer of the Navy and Paymaster of the Forces but since repaid them. (Money order dated Nov. 9 hereon.) Ibid., p. 457. Order Book V, p. 122.
Same for 1100l. to same, being 100l. each to eight Trustees and 300l. for Lionel Herne (their secretary) and clerks for one quarter's allowance each July 27 last to Oct. 27 last. (Money order ut supra). Money Book XIV, p. 458. Order Book V, p. 122.
Same for 55l. 18s. 3d. to Nicholas Baker upon account for Crown law suits. Money Book XV, p. 1.
Same for 125l. each to the four clerks of the Privy Council (William Bridgeman, Sir John Nicholas, Mr. Blathwayte, Mr. Povey) for half a year to 1698 June 24 on their salaries. Ibid., p. 3.
Same for 500l. each to the Commissioners for Trade (Earl of Bridgewater, Earl of Tankerville, late Commissioners and Sir Phil. Meadows, William Blathwayt, John Pollexfen, John Lock, Abra. Hill and George Stepney present Commissioners) for half a year's salary to 1698 Sept. 29. (Money order dated Nov. 25 hereon.) Ibid., p. 4. Order Book V, p. 128.
Same for 545l. to William Popple, secretary to said Commissioners, for same half-year for himself and clerks attending said Commissioners. (Money order dated Nov. 25 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 4. Order Book V, p. 128.
Same for 200l. to the [abovesaid] four clerks of the Privy Council for same half year for attending the business of the Commissioners of Trade. (Money order dated Nov. 17 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 5. Order Book V, p. 126.
Nov. 6.Same for 300l. to Peregrine Bertie, Vice Chamberlain of the Household: for half-a-year to 1698 June 24 on his allowance over and above the ancient profits of his place. (Money order dated Nov. 11 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 4. Order Book V, p. 124.
Same for 2400l. to the Earl of Portland for half a year to 1698 Sept. 29 on his 4800l. per an. for keeping at his own charge the royal gardens. (Money order dated Nov. 17 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 5. Order Book V, p. 124.
Same for 50l. to John Rogers and Ann his wife for half a year to 1693 June 24 on their pension. Ibid., p. 8.
Same for 250l. to the heir of George, late Earl of Kinnoul in part of what is due on the pension of 1000l. per an. granted by Charles II to said Earl and his heirs. Ibid., p. 24.
Same for 20l. 10s. 0d. to the clerks of the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office for the two years dated 1698 Easter term on the sum payable to them every second year. Money Book XV, p. 44.
William Lowndes to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lady Fenwick, widow of Lieut. Charles Fenwick, praying removal of the respite on her said husband's pay as Lieut. in Col. Hamilton's Regiment. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 158.
Same to the Earl of Peterborough. The King has directed that you be heard on your caveat against any grant to Lady Dorothy Burke of the reserved rent of the manor of Dawntsey. Inform my Lords what day will be convenient to you. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of James Corbier for himself et al for payment of 25l. due to them for boots for Lord Arran's Regiment in 1694. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to estimate for fitting the rooms belonging to the Council Office which are appointed for the keeping of books, papers and records. Ibid., p. 159.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas, Lord Fairfax for several lands in Kent and elsewhere found by inquisition to be given to superstitious uses. Ibid.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of several non-commission officers and soldiers of the four French Regiments lately disbanded, praying that a stop may be put on their several Captains' pay until they have accounted with petitioners for moneys received for them. Ibid., p. 163.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Hen. Baker as Surveyor General of the riding officers lately appointed for guarding the coast of Kent and Sussex: at 500l. per an. as from Sept. 29 last. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 45.
Nov. 6.Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of premises ut supra p. 168 (being mines in Cantermelenydd &c.) in order to a lease thereof to Tobias Le Gross, William Dey, William James and John Wolfe for 31 years at 13s. 4d. per an. and a tenth part of the profits.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on the petition of said Le Gross et al for same. There have been leases formerly to Sir Cyril Wych, Dr. Edisbury and others for digging for mines and minerals in the Principality of Wales but I can find no lease of coal mines or minerals in Cantermelenydd or waste of Rossamurth in the Hundred of Caverleeth [Cefnllys] Co. Radnor. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 292.
Same to the Auditor for Co. Northampton to put in charge with the Receiver of said County the estate of Edward, Lord Griffin who stands outlawed for treason, his estate in said County being seized into the King's hands. Ibid., p. 301.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland. Major General Stewart has petitioned for a lease of forfeited lands to the clear yearly value of 1000l. which the King is graciously inclined to grant. Please prepare a list of such forfeited lands as he shall present to you to that value. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 40.
Nov. 8.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 100l. to me, Lowndes, on my unsatisfied order for secret service. Disposition Book XV, p. 102.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Middleton. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 159.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Hester Walker for payment of 285l. for provisions furnished to the army during the late war in Ireland. Ibid.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Mary Vernon, daughter and heiress of Col. Vernon deceased that no grant pass of the lands of Clantarf and Holybrook late the estate of her said father till she be heard. Notice to be given to Mrs. Grace Vernon at Mr. Rupert Browne's house. Caveat Book, p. 54.
Nov. 9.Treasury warrant to the Auditors of the Receipt to give allowance in account to Isaac Newton Esq., Warden of the Mint, of 120l. for various small expenses he hath been at for the last three years in coach hire and at taverns, prisons and other places in the prosecution of clippers and coiners, of which it is not possible for him to make an account upon oath. Money Book XV, p. 9.
Money warrant for 20l. to Dr. Thomas Boucher for half a year to 1698 June 24 on his fee as Professor of Civil Law in Oxford University. Ibid., p. 251.
Nov. 9.William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 259l. 16s. 10d. to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, on his unsatisfied order: to be to complete the 989l. 16s. 10d. ordered June 22 last to be paid to the Messengers of the Chamber for one fifth of their bills. Disposition Book XV, p. 103.
Same to Sir Edward Wood. Have you anything to object to the prayer of the enclosed petition [missing] of Nathaniell Lacey, one of the executors of John Jones. (The like letter to Mris. Stephens.) Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 159.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt enclosing the memorial [missing] of three of the chief clerks in the Office of the Tellers of the Receipt with lists thereto of guineas received at 22s. by order of my Lords pursuant to a late Act of Parliament; which they allege remain now in the Exchequer unissued. Ibid., p. 160.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland. On your letter of Oct. 12 last and the Revenue Commissioners' report it is the King's pleasure that the timber on the estates of Sir Valentine and Sir Nicholas Browne be sold and that the money arising thereby be reserved for his Majesty's disposal. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 40.
Nov. 10.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a fresh Commission of the Customs: the new Commissioners to be Charles Godolphin, Sir Walter Younge, Samuell Clark, Benj. Overton, Robt. Henley, Sir William St. Quintin and Thomas Newport (the last named being loco Sir John Austen bart. one of the late commission and now deceased): with secretary &c. as in the last Commission. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 184–5.
Same to same for a same for a grant to Henry Washington Esq. of two pieces or closes of land lying together in or near the parish of Cookham Co. Berks. and called South Coppice or [and] North Coppice containing 70 acres with a tenement adjoining thereto called Woodward's Tenement and four closes usually enjoyed therewith containing eight acres lying in or near South Coppice and now or late in the tenure of Jane Towers, widow, and 10 cottages built thereon: to hold to him and his heirs &c. for ever in free and common socage: at rentals of 2s. 6d. per an. for the two closes, 11s. for the said tenements and 10 cottages as from 1699 Sept. 29 and fine of 350l. "the premises being rated at that value by the Surveyor General."
Appending: constat and ratal of the premises by the Surveyor General. Ibid., p. 186–7.
Royal sign manual for the following payments as royal bounty viz. 260l. to Visct. Cornbury; 350l. to Mary Kirke widow; 100l. to — Grove, widow of Dr. Grove late bishop of Chichester. (Money warrant dated Nov. 23 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 25 hereon.) Ibid., p. 191. Order Book V, p. 127.
Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for paying the salaries of the Admiralty Lords lately constituted viz. on Oct. 28 last as follows: 1000l. per an. each to John, Earl of Bridgewater; John, Lord Haversham; Sir George Rooke; Sir David Mitchell and George Churchill. The deceased member of the late Commission Sir Robert Rich to be paid to the day of his death and George Churchill who comes in his place in the present Commission is to be paid from Oct. 28 last. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 202–3.
Nov. 10.Royal sign manual for 6198l. 5s. 0d. to William, Lord Paget, Ambassador to the Grand Seignior, which (with 5000l. already paid him pursuant to the royal warrants of 1698 Oct. 14 and 1698–9 Feb. 15) is in full of two bills for 11,198l. 5s. 0d. for equipage and other necessary expenses occasioned by his mediation of the peace between the Emperor of Germany and the Grand Seignior from 1697 Dec. 6 to 1699 Oct. 6. (Money warrant dated Nov. 23 hereon.) (Money order dated 1699–1700 Jan. 29 hereon.) (William Lowndes dated Dec. 11 to the Receipt to pay same by 500l. a week for 11 weeks from Feb. 1 next and by 698l. 5s. 0d. in the twelfth week.) Ibid., p. 203. Money Book XV, p. 25. Order Book V, p. 147. Disposition Book XV, p. 112.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for installing the First Fruits of John, bishop of Lichfield and Coventry: same to be payable by 125l. 19s. 4½d., 125l. 19s. 4½d. and 251l. 18s. 9¾d. in three successive years from 1700 Sept. 29. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 237–8.
Money warrant for 367l. 10s. 0d. to the executors of William Wolseley, late Conservator and Supervisor of the Forest of Dean; 175l. thereof for 1½ years to 1697 Christmas on his allowance of 100l. per an. as Conservator, 140l. for the six keepers of the Walks there for same time on the allowance of 80l. per an. to be distributed among them; 52l. 10s. 0d. for said keepers for same time on the allowance of 30l. [35l.] per an. to be distributed to them according to the quantities of enclosures within their respective Walks. (Money order dated Nov. 11 hereon.) (This warrant was writ over again 26 Jan. 1699–1700 for paying them a quarter less, to wit to 1697 Michaelmas which makes 315l.) (Money order for 315l. dated 1699–1700 Feb. 6 hereon.) Money Book XIV, p. 452. Order Book V, pp. 123, 149.
Same for 41l. 13s. 4d. to Thomas, Lord Wharton for 1698 June 24 quarter on his several annuities of 100l. and 100 marks per an. as Warden Chief Justice and Justice in Eyre this side Trent. Money Book XV, p. 6.
£s.d.
Treasury warrant to Edward Nicholas to pay as follows viz.
to Mris. Charlotte Killegrew for a year's rent to 1697 June 24 for the house in which Mr. Charles May lives140
to Mr. Joddrell for Votes for [the use of] the King for 97 weeks at 8s. per week to 1699 April 1638160
to Lady Fitzharding for a debt due from the late Queen88
£266160
Ibid.
Nov. 10.Same dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 62l. 7s. 4d. to John Kent as Customer of Lynn Regis port. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Auditors of Imprests to give allowance on any accounts of the [late great] recoinage for the waste as follows therein but so as that the allowance for the waste together with the allowance for the melting and making up the sweep do not exceed 4d. for every pound weigh Troy of money coined: all by reason that the sign manual of 1695–6 March 18 appointed that Jonathan Ambrose, the Melter of the Mint, should receive for defraying all the charges relating to the melting of the ingots proceeding from the silver of clipped money and the making up and answering of the sweep of same an allowance of three farthings upon every pound weigh Troy but by a report of the Officers of the Mint it now appears that the waste upon the said melting was agreed to be borne by the King but that Ambrose by a writing dated 1696 March 31 undertook and agreed with Thomas Neale that the said waste together with the said allowance of ¾d. per pound weight should not exceed 4d. per pound in the whole. Ibid., p. 7.
Money warrant for 50l. to the heirs of Nicholas Yates for half a year to 1692 Sept. 29 on his pension. Ibid.
Same for 150l. to Charles Gifford for half a year to 1691 Sept. 29 on his pension. Ibid., p. 10.
Same for 20l. to George Oxenden D.C.L. for half a year to 1698 June 24 on his fee as Professor of Civil Law in the University of Cambridge. (Entry struck through and repeated on p. 25.) Ibid., pp. 11, 25.
Same for 25l. to the Churchwardens of Hampton, Co. Middlesex for half a year to 1698 June 24 on the annuity for the poor inhabitants thereof. (Money order dated Dec. 19 hereon.) Ibid., p. 13. Order Book V, p. 133.
Same for 20l. to John Luff Dr. of Physick and Reader of same in the University of Oxford: for same time on his fee. Money Book XV, p. 31.
Same for 21l. to the Provost and Fellows of Eton College for half a year to 1698 June 24 on their perpetuity. Ibid., p. 41.
Same for 20l. to the executors of Lodowick Bray for half a year to 1695 Sept. 29 on his pension. Ibid., p. 43.
Same for 75l. to William, Duke of Devonshire for three quarters to 1698 Sept. 29 on his salary as Chief Justice in Eyre Trent North. Ibid.
Same for 5l. to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield for half-a-year to 1698 June 24 on their perpetuity. (Entry struck through.) Ibid., p. 52.
Same for 3l. 16s. 8d. to the Churchwardens of St. John Baptist in Walbrook for same time on their perpetuity. Ibid.
Nov. 10.Money warrant for 18l. 13s. 4d. to William Sherlock D.D. the Master of the Temple for same time on his fee. Money Book XV, p. 53.
Same for 3l. 6s. 8d. to the Vicar of the Tower for same time on his perpetuity. Ibid., p. 54.
Same for 3l. 10s. 0d. to the Churchwardens of St. Bottolph's London for same time on their perpetuity for the relief of the poor. Ibid.
Same for 10l. 12s. 4d. to the Churchwardens of St. Magnus London for same time on their same. Ibid.
Same for 20l. to Thomas Boucher D.C.L. for same time on his fee as Professor of Civil Law in the University of Oxford. Ibid., p. 55.
Same for 8l. 6s. 8d. to [Emanuel College Cambridge for same time on their perpetuity here incorrectly entered as] to the University of Cambridge for same time on the perpetuity for a Divinity Lecture [for which see infra]. Ibid.
Same for 5l. to the University of Cambridge for same time on the perpetuity for a preacher.
6l. 13s. 4d. to same for same time on a perpetuity for a Divinity Lecture. Ibid., p. 57.
Same for 6l. 13s. 4d. to the University of Oxford for half a year to 1698 Sept. 29 on a perpetuity for a Divinity Lecture founded by the Lady Margaret, Countess of Richmond and Derby. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burchett. At the request of the Admiralty my Lords did on Sept. 6 last request the Earl of Ranelagh to stop the half-pay of the Field Officers and Captains of the late Marine Regiments till they have stated their accounts with their non-commission officers and men. My Lords have since received your letter of the 13th ult. concerning Col. Dutton Colt's Regiment. Please inform my Lords if he has adjusted his accounts as above and if the Admiralty wish the stop taken off the officers of that Regiment. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 160.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland. We have read to the King your letter of July 3 last and the Revenue Commissioners' report touching the discharge of the 162l. 17s. 10½d. arrears of Crown rent due out of the estate of Visct. Lanesborough in Ireland. It is the King's pleasure that you discharge same pursuant to his Majesty's letter of Feb. 15 last. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 532.
Nov. 11.William Lowndes to Mr. Mordaunt. Will you give the desired security for your office of Treasurer of the Ordnance? Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 160.
Treasury reference to Mr. Nicholas Baker of the petition of Sir John Elwill, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Devon, shewing that two Bank Bills of 100l. each were taken out of the mail by the Arthurs and Bellingham "and the name razed by them"; that the same were given in evidence against the said persons and are [now] in the hands of Mr. Nich Baker who refuses to deliver same without order: therefore praying delivery of same. Reference Book VII, p. 358.
Nov. 13.Money warrant for 130l. to the executors of John Newsham Receiver General of the second 4s. Aid and second Quarterly Poll for Co. Warwick for his extraordinary charges therein. (Money order dated Nov. 25 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 8. Order Book V, p. 131.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 52l. per an. to Edward Heron as a King's waiter London port. Money Book XV, p. 9.
Money warrant for 798l. to Mathew Pryor late Secretary to the Embassy in France for 399 days ordinary from 1698 Oct. 9 to 1699 Nov. 12 being the day of his return into the presence from that employment. (Money order dated Nov. 8 hereon). Ibid., p. 9. Order Book V, p. 124.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1000l. in further part of the order for 2852l. 11s. 9d. in the name of Sir Edward Wills and Sir Owen Buckingham as Sheriffs of London for the year ended 1696 Sept. 29.
160l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber for half-a-year's salary to Mr. Romdue, housekeeper at Windsor Castle at Xmas last.
498l. to same for Mr. Brien, housekeeper at Kensington in full of his bills to midsummer 1697. (Same to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay said 160l. and 498l. accordingly.) Disposition Book XV, p. 103.
Same to Lord Coningsby. With reference to your report on Hester Walker's petition, please inform my Lords how much has been stopped from her as sutler and from what Troops or Companies. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 160.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. The Admiralty Lords inform the Treasury Lords that the Officers of Col. Mordaunt's Marine Regiment have no accounts with their men. The stop on their half-pay may therefore be taken off. Ibid., p. 161.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Bowers (an extraordinary tidesman London port) as a tidesman in the inferior list ibid loco John Chapman deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 48.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a constat of premises as below in order to a grant thereof to Emanuel Scroop How Esq., it being the King's pleasure that such grant be made to him.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on said How's petition. In 1662 a grant was made to William Legg, one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber, (on surrender of Richard Norton Esq.) of the annual rent of 31l. 2s. 11d. issuing out of the manor of Wardelham Co. Southampton (which manor was granted in fee farm 26 James I. to George Shires Esq. and John Wells under said rent) all for 45 years for payment of the keepers' fees in the forest and chace of Alice Holt and Woolmer Co. Southampton: and therewith was granted to him the office of Lieutenant and Keeper of the said forest and chace. As I have no survey of the premises I cannot value same. I have not found any fine set on things of this nature, being chiefly honorary. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 294–5.
Nov. 13.Treasury warrant to Sir Thomas Trevor, Attorney General, to enter a noli prosequi to the information against Thomas Crabb and John Harris concerning wool ut supra p. 184 which they hired William Parker and William Skreaze, country farmers of good repute, to carry to St. Giles Hill fair near Winchester under permits from the Customs officer at Shoreham but same was seized ut ibid simply for being moved at too early an hour, which is conceived not to be a sufficient cause for such seizure. Ibid., p. 295.
Nov. 14.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant and confirmation to Ralph, Earl of Montagu, Keeper of the Great Wardrobe, of the yearly sum of 2200l., to wit 2000l. for himself and 200l. for his deputy and all arrears thereof due and not yet allowed and passed: the said office having been granted to him by patent of 1671 August 12 and the said salary of 2000l. and 200l. per an. having been granted him for life by patent of 1674 Sept. 21 as in lieu of the ancient allowance or fee of measurages and the fee of poundage; but by patent of 1683 April 27 the payment of the said allowance was suspended; by reason whereof fresh direction and authority is to be given, as hereby, for said allowance and arrears thereon. In case the said salary shall not be duly paid the said Earl may take his fees. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 189–90.
Royal sign manual for 1135l. 18s. 8d. to Sir Henry Furnese; to be by tallies on the tenth payment of the Two Millions due in January next: to be to satisfy to the Receivers of the said Two Millions (whereof said Furnese is one) the money advanced or to be advanced by them before 1699–1700 Jan. 31 for interest on tallies levied on them (on the principal sum of 519,600l.) and also on the sum of 7098l. 14s. 5d. advanced by them to pay off and discharge certain tallies struck on the ninth payment of the said Two Millions (due in the present November) being more than the said ninth payment would bear. (Money warrant dated Nov. 21 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 5 hereon.) Ibid., p. 190. Order Book V, p. 134.
Same for 100l. to William Fanshaw Esq. as royal bounty. (Undated money warrant hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 13 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 203. Money Book XV, p. 16. Order Book V, p. 132.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for the Tellers to issue guineas as follows at the rate of 21s. 6d. each and to allow 6d. per guinea to the said Tellers thereon upon their respective accounts, as the difference between the rate at which they were received and the rate they are now to be paid at: it appearing by certificate of the Auditor of the Receipt that there remain guineas as follows in the offices of three of the said Tellers, viz.
in the office of Thomas Howard9631½ guineas
in the office of Guy Palmes18373 guineas
in the office of Lord Fitzharding61192 guineas
89196½
Money Book XV, p. 10.
Nov. 14.Same dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 10l. 16s. 8d. per an. to Edward Ash as Comptroller of Plymouth port. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 11,009l. 8s. 1½d. to Deficient Funds as follows: said sum being the receipt between Oct. 17 and Nov. 14 from funds as follows: viz. 2057l. 8s. 2d. received on the Window Act; 2204l. 4s. 8½d. on the Additional Impositions; 3871l. 4s. 3d. on the new Duty on Salt; 2876l. 11s. 0d. on the Duty on Paper continued; the distribution and application thereof to be as follows: viz.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament.How they stood upon the Register 14th Nov 1699.The distribution as hereby ordered.
First 4s. Aid55622105556221051220
Third 4s. Aid4073720340282703893161
Fourth 4s. Aid917101138984456720123
Second Quarterly Poll892751348877513419517
Three Fourths Customs2134471592114471594686
Salt171150000159074616637553
Two Thirds Additional Excise1600000012905411113511
Additional Impositions445177744400000097615
Vellum and Parchment22411472356011749114
Marriages64800000648000001421152
Wines and Vinegar etc.1461811914618119320148
5017793748467031111110098
Ibid., p. 15.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 1000l. to me Lowndes on my unsatisfied order for secret service: out of Civil List money. Disposition Book XV, p. 105.
Same to same to issue 500l. forthwith and 500l. in a month's time to the King's printers: out of same. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 500l. to Robert Yard and 312l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber for Henry Allen one of the messengers of the Chamber for a fifth part of his bills. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 500l. to Matthew Prior on his order as Secretary to the Embassy in France (see supra p. 205); out of Civil List money. Ibid., p. 106.
Nov. 14.William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the artisans and workmen of Windsor Castle praying payment of the money due to them for repairs there amounting to upwards of 8000l. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 160.
Same to Sir Charles Isaac to make up the account of the expense of the [part of the] Household [attending the King] in Holland during the last summer in order to my Lords' laying it before the King. Ibid., p. 161.
Same to Mr. Tallman for a particular and estimate of the new works which the King has ordered to be done at Hampton Court. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Sizer and Mr. Vanbrug to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Philpott, servant to the Groom Porter, praying payment of 50l. 16s. 0d. for attendance on the House of Peers the last four sessions upon an allowance of 20d. a day payable in the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Vanburg for a certificate how much the present tax on the Yeomen of the Guard comes to. Ibid., p. 162.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works. It is the King's pleasure that the work now in hand for boxing and railing the trees in his Majesty's parks shall be finished by those at present employed in them but that the Surveyor of the Woods shall have the care and performance of such works in all the King's parks for the future. (The like letter to Mr. London.) Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Ann, widow of Tobias Eden, late Deputy Remembrancer of the Exchequer Court, together with the Lord Chief Baron's report thereon. Ibid., p. 163.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to William Bromley of the tithes in Wilcot and Rescliffe [Nesscliff] parcel of the rectory of Baschurch Co. Salop for 61 years on surrender of the term in being made to Daniell Wicherley, at the rent of 2l. 10s. 0d. per an. and fine of 10l.
Prefixing: particular and memorandum of the premises made out by Auditor Henry Shales: and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' subscription of the docquet of this demise. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 296–8, 323.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland to give such order as you think fit on the enclosed petition [missing] of Charles Chapen next of kin to Mr. Lassaigne deceased, late Governor of Drogheda, praying payment of 1186l. due for the pay of his said uncle as Governor of Drogheda. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 40.
Nov. 15.Royal letters patent containing a new Commission of the Treasury: the new Lords to be the Earl of Tankerville, Sir Stephen Fox, John Smith, Henry Boyle and Richard Hill: as in revocation of the patent of 1699 June 1 last. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 140.