Warrants etc
November 1699, 16-30

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'Warrants etc: November 1699, 16-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 15: 1699-1700 (1933), pp. 209-221. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83231 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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November 1699, 16-30

Nov. 16.William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to deliver to Sir Francis Winnington the sheep and horses mentioned in his bill of sale from Thomas Ellis junr. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 162.
Same to the Earl of Jersey enclosing the Customs Commissioners' presentment [missing] touching a tidesman of Poole who is fined and imprisoned in France. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Montague. It is the King's pleasure that as often as any emptions are to be made or any new work to be performed in the Office of the Great Wardrobe an estimate thereof be first laid before the Treasury Lords expressing the works in their several kinds and the particular charges thereof. (The like letter to the Earl of Portland with regard to works to be done in the King's Gardens. The like letter to the [Principal] Officers of the Works with regard to works to be done by them.) Ibid.
Same to the Hudson Bay Company. My Lords have laid before the King the case of your Company touching the goods taken from the French in York Fort alias Fort Bourbon. It is the King's pleasure that if you do not pay the money for the value of the said goods the Attorney General shall proceed against you for same. Ibid., p. 163.
Letters patent of surrender to the Treasury Lords by Christopher Montague, of the parish of Saint Martin's in the Fields, of his office of Auditor of the Receipt. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 299.
Nov. 17.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay to Thomas Wolstenholme, Collector of Minehead, a moiety of the 68l. 4s. 0d. representing a seizure of 62 guineas: the forfeiture accruing entirely to the King but the order in Council of 1696 June 25 having promised a reward of a moiety to seizers of coins of the realm attempted to be exported. Money Book XV, p. 59.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Dansey as Collector of Customs at North Potomac in Maryland loco George Muschamp who is removed to be collector of Patuxent River. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 48.
Treasury letters patent appointing Charles Montague to the office of Auditor of the Receipt granted to Christopher Montague 1698 Sept. 5 and by him surrendered. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 301–1.
Nov. 18.William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 100l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, to defray the charge of fitting up part of the Beer Buttery in Whitehall for a kitchen for Sir William Forrester, one of the officers of the Board of Greencloth. (Same to the Works to execute said work.) Disposition Book XV, p. 108.
Nov. 21.Money warrant for 925l. each to Edward, Earl of Jersey and James Vernon Esq. for half-a-year to Sept. 29 last on their salaries as Secretaries of State. (Money order dated Nov. 23 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt dated Nov. 30 to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) Money Book XV, p. 12. Order Book V, p. 125. Disposition Book XV, p. 111.
Nov. 21.Money warrant for 100l. to Capt.— Scot as reward for discovering — Bellingham who was lately executed for raceing [erasing] and altering Exchequer Bills. (Money order dated Nov. 25 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 12. Order Book V, p. 137.
Same for 81l. 12s. 11½d. to the officers, detailed, of Windsor Castle for three quarters to 1698 June 24. (Money order dated Nov. 25 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 13. Order Book V, p. 133.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 30l. per an. to John Latton as searcher of Plymouth port. Money Book XV, p. 13.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 600l. to me, Lowndes, on my unsatisfied order for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XV, p. 106.
Same to Sir Thomas Littleton to pay to the men of the three late Marine Companies as follows for abatements exceeding their Regimental clothes: out of so much to be paid to you by the Earl of Ranelagh out of disbanding moneys in his hands: viz.
£s.d.
to the men of Sir Cloudesley Shovell's late Company11915
to ditto of Capt. Williams' late Company138134
to ditto of Sir David Mitchell's late Company382167
£640114
(The like letter to the Earl of Ranelagh and to the Navy Commissioners.) Ibid., p. 106, 107.
Same to the Earl of Peterborough. Send my Lords an answer to their letter of the 6th inst supra p. 199. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 163.
Same to the Earl of Romney for an accompt to-morrow morning what has been done by Col. Mordant as to his giving security as Treasurer of the Ordnance. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. The Admiralty Lords are now informed by Mr. Burchett that Lieutenant Goulding of Capt. Plunkett's late Marine Company has accompted with him to his satisfaction. Please therefore take off the stop on the said Lieutenant's half pay. (The like letter dated Nov. 24 concerning the half pay of the Field Officers and Captains of Col. Seymour's and Col. Colt's late Marine Regiment.) Ibid., p. 164.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuell Rickards shewing that he gave bond with Edward Parsons for tobacco Duties and, the said Parsons failing, there is an extent out against petitioner for Duty owing by Parsons: but petitioner after being a considerable trader is reduced by losses and unable to pay: therefore praying that a small composition be accepted. Reference Book VII, p. 358.
Nov. 21.Same to Henry Baker of the petition of Gabriell Armiger praying payment of above 800l. due to him for sums expended in several prosecutions in which he has been employed on behalf of the Crown. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Russell and Humphry Morley, sureties of John Smith late Receiver General for Norwich and part of Norfolk, praying to be appointed Receiver General for said place for the remainder of the present Land Tax and proposing their securities detailed. Ibid., p. 359.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh and Mr. Blathwayte of the petition of John Jewett, Lieutenant in Col. Mordaunt's Regiment, shewing that in 1693 he was Second Lieutenant to Capt. Richard Py's Company of Grenadiers and pursuant to the then Establishment received full Lieutenant's pay: but in 1698 the Regiment being put on Marine Establishment "and no more Grenadiers allowed of in Marines" he fell under ensign's subsistence and half-pay until 1699 June 24 though at the same time [he] had six First Lieutenants younger than himself in the Regiment: therefore praying the same justice with Lieutenant Cole of Colt's Regiment "in ordering him his arrear of subsistence and half-pay." Ibid., p. 360.
Treasury Commission to William Owen as surveyor in general for England &c. of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages &c. loco Richard Symonds superseded. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 82.
Nov. 22.Money warrant for 300l. to Henry Baker upon account: for Crown law charges. (Money order dated Nov. 25 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 12. Order Book V, p. 129.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 45l. per an. to Robert Culliford as Comptroller of Southampton port. Money Book XV, p. 14.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 150l. to William Popple on his unsatisfied order for incidents for the Commissioners of Trade: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XV, p. 108.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to stay process against Claudius Rondeau and Phil. Lernoult of Canterbury merchants concerning wool seized by — Oliver and — Beverton, officers of the Customs, viz. until a cause now depending upon the same point at law shall be determined. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 48.
Same to same to permit the Royal Africa Company to export the balance of the 5000 pounds weight of cruell for their trade to Africa which they were allowed to export by the order in Council of 1697–8 Feb. 24; they having so far only exported 756 pounds thereof. Ibid.
Nov. 22.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ James Croston (landwaiter at Barnstaple) as tidesurveyor at Appledore with an additional 10l. per an.; John Marshall (tidesman at Plymouth) as landwaiter at Barnstaple loco said Croston; John Tresitian [Tresilian] as tidesman at Plymouth loco said Marshall; John Hawkins as a preventive officer at Clovelly at 25l. per an.; John Fortescue as landwaiter at Bideford at 40l. per an.; John Clarke and William Howell as tidewaiters ibid at 10l. per an. and 2s. per diem when employed; William Bosier, Thomas Weary, Thomas Rawlings and Phillip Lake as tidesmen and boatmen [ibid]: all as recommended by Capt. Ward in his late survey of Bideford port because of the great increase of business in that port.
John Hardy as a third boatman in the boat at Hamble River in Southampton port loco George Thompson dismissed.
John Thomas as tidesman and boatman in Fowey port loco Francis Hammond deceased.
An additional establishment of 712l. per an. for the better guard of the coast from Beaumaris to Carlisle.
An additional allowance of 100l. per an. to be made to the Plantation [Duty] Clerk in the Customs Secretary's office in consideration of the great increase of business by the late Act of Parliament for preventing Frauds and regulating abuses in the Plantation Trade: to commence from Lady day 1698 from which time the said law was put in practice.
Edward Hill junr. as Collector of Customs at the upper part of James River in Virginia loco his father Col. Edward Hill.
John Bliss (an extraordinary tidesman and boatman at Bristol) as waterman at the Pill loco Thomas —? who has quitted the service.
William Palfrey as boatman at Hamble River loco Edward Stephens dismissed.
Jonathan Amory as Collector of Customs in North Carolina and to maintain a canoe and a man all loco Christopher Merchant deceased.
George Muschamp (Collector of North Potomac in Maryland) as Collector at Patuxent River in Maryland loco Robert Blackiston deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 49, 50, 51.
Treasury reference to Henry Baker of the petition of George Arnold for a reward for seizing 20 horses that were going to France. Reference Book VII, p. 358.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland. We have laid before the King your reasons for your lease to Mr. Hassett and Mr. Rogers of Lord Kinmure's forfeited estate. It is the King's pleasure that you cause Hassett and Rogers to agree to an increase of their rents suitable to the value of the premises. In case of their non compliance you are to acquaint us.
Appending: report and statement of opinion by the Attorney and Solicitor General England on the abovesaid lease to Hassett and Rogers advising that the same be set aside for several badges of fraud in obtaining the same. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 41–2.
Nov. 22.Royal warrant to same to distribute and dispose the sum of 173l. 17s. 9d. as royal bounty among such of the soldiers of the foreign troops disbanded in Ireland as shall desire to settle themselves in Ireland: the said sum being the remainder of the 800l. which by royal sign manual of April 20 last was ordered to be distributed among such of the said foreign troops there to be disbanded as should desire to transport themselves to foreign parts; of which sum there has been so distributed the sum of 626l. 2s. 2¾d. Ibid., p. 43.
Nov. 23.Same to same approving the payments of subsistence money made to three English Regiments of Foot (Brigadier Fairfax's, Col. Colenbine's and Sir Bevill Granville's) and to the five French Regiments (Earl of Galway's Regiment of Horse, Marquis de Miremont's Regiment of Dragoons and the Regiments of Foot of Major Gen. La Meloniére, the Earl of Lifford and Brigadier Belcastell) according to the musters and numbers from the days of landing in Ireland as follows viz. the first three in the usual manner and according to the allowances to other Regiments of Foot in Ireland and to the five others according to their numbers upon landing; to wit Regiment of Horse of nine Troops of 49 men each; Regiment of Dragoons of eight Troops of 49 men each, La Meloniere's 25 serjeants 26 corporals 13 drummers 456 private men the servants included; Earl of Lifford's 26 serjeants 26 corporals 10 drummers 417 private men, Belcastle's 27 serjeants, 27 corporals, 14 drummers 428 private men: and likewise 66 and 161 Reformed officers incorporated in the Regiment of Horse and Regiments of Foot respectively "the exigency of the service requiring the [payment of] same immediately upon their landing" and same now requires the approbation of a royal warrant. Ibid., p. 44.
Same to same for letters patent to pass the great seal of Ireland for a grant to James Roch of the forfeited estates as follows to him and his heirs &c. for ever in free and common socage: he having been at great charges to support the King's title and his own interest in some forfeited estates granted to him for his services in Londonderry; and by reason of making no benefit thereof he is reduced to deplorable circumstances.
Appending: schedule of lands hereby granted, being forfeited lands of And. Murrogh of Ballentary in the barony of Barrimore Co. Cork (to wit Lackanbehy 74 acres, Ballyglissane 111 acres, Consane 170 acres, Buninagh 128 acres, Ballyda 187 acres) and in the Barony of Lune Co. Meath (to wit Kildalky and Milestown 586 acres and part of Bracknaugh 39 acres) the total clear yearly value being 95l. 14s. 4d. Ibid., p. 45–6.
Same to same to detain and stop in the hands of the Receiver General of Revenue, Ireland a moiety of the money collected or to be collected pursuant to the patent of 1697–8 Jan. 12 which directed that the sum of 8000l. (part of 9000l. granted by Charles II to the late Earl of Orrery) should be applotted on the estates of several Roman Catholics to be collected therefrom and paid to Lionel, Earl of Orrery: it being now asserted by Charles Boyle, brother of said Lionel, that he is entitled to a moiety thereof. The stop hereby directed is to continue until the said Charles have made out his said title. Ibid., p. 47.
Nov. 23.Money warrant for 40l. to Richard Hill Esq. for half a year to 1698 June 24 on his salary as Latin Secretary. Money Book XV, p. 14.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay out of Disbanding money in his hands 254l. 5s. 9d. to the Navy Treasurer for so much due to the men of Capt. Thomas Ley's late Marine Company for abatements in excess of their Regimental clothes. (Same to the Navy Commissioners, and to Sir Thomas Littleton, Navy Treasurer, to pay same to the said men.) Disposition Book XV, pp. 108, 109.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 100l. to the Navy Treasurer to be paid over to Sir Cloudesley Shovell for arrears due to Charles Barton late a Lieutenant in his Marine Regiment. (Same to the Navy Commissioners to so pay same.) Ibid., pp. 109, 110.
Same to same to issue 40l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, towards building two Guard houses in Hyde Park by the King's command. Ibid., p. 110.
[?]Same to Nicholas Baker to pay 55l. 18s. 3d. to Robert Weddall for his expenses in prosecuting several clippers and coiners whilst Deputy Warden of the Mint at Chester. Ibid.
Nov. 23.Same to the Earl of Montague for a particular of the furniture of the Closet at Hampton Court which the King has directed [to be furnished] and also of the 990l. set down in the account of provisions furnished the last year for a new rich gold and crimson venetian velvet bed and all furniture lined with green and gold fringes for the King's Great Bedchamber at Kensington: also a particular of the 833l. 8s. 0d. charge of hiring furniture for the King's Evidences by what warrant it was done and for whom particularly. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 164.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Griffith Evans, one of the Grooms of his Majesty's Chamber, shewing that his kinsman Lewis Thomas, land waiter in Swansea port, having a considerable estate settled upon him by his relations is willing to resign to petitioner: therefore praying leave thereto. Reference Book VII, p. 358.
Nov. 23,
and Dec. 8, 15.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Andrews, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Warwick for allowance of 495l. 10s. 0d. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt.
Thomas Woodcock the like for Co. Leicester for 364l. for the like.
Thomas Brougham the like for Cos. Cumberland and Westmorland for 473l. 1s. 8d. for same.
George Hosier the like for Co. Salop for 1596l. 10s. 0d. for same.
John Child the like for Co. Wilts, for 542l. 0s. 8d. for same.
Lawrence Ambrose the like for Co. Berks. for 431l. 10s. 0d. for same. Ibid., pp. 359, 360, 362, 363.
Same to same of the petition of William Kent, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Lancs. for an overpayment of 1242l. on his account of the 3s. Aid anno 1697 to be transferred to his account of the third 3s. Aid anno 1699. Ibid., p. 306.
Nov. 23.Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the capital messuage and scite of the manor of Says Court in Deptford and another piece of land and other premises as below all in order to a lease to John Evelyn Esq.
Prefixing: report dated 1691–2 Feb. 24 by William Taylor, deputy auditor [sic for Deputy Surveyor] on the petition of said Evelyn for same. The said messuage was granted to petitioner 1663 May 27 for 99 years at 2l. 2s. 6d. per an. rent and without fine as of the king's special favour; the king having promised him the inheritance of the premises; which were at that time valued by Sir Charles Harbord at 124l. 10s. 0d. per an. In 1663 Charles II granted to Sir Richard Brown Bart. a close or parcel of land called Westbroomfeild with several other parcels belonging to the said manor which grant was renewed on surrender 1671–2 Jan. 31 and is now vested in petitioner. These were valued in 1663 by Sir Charles Harbord at 316l. per an. The other piece of land is a ditch containing about half an acre already in lease to him. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 303–4.
Nov. 24.William Lowndes to Mr. Rowe and Mr. Bridges to insert a clause in the deed of trust which you are to execute of the extended estate of Mr. Hinde (now to be granted to you for the benefit of the late Hearthmoney Contractors) that out of the profits of said estate Mr. Auditor Done as assignee of his father-in-law Sir Thomas Griffith may be enabled to receive the money due to him on the said Hinde's bonds in proportion with the said Contractors; it appearing that said Griffith was received into copartnership with the said contractors for an eighth part, his share being 10,000l. according to the articles but thereof he was only repaid 5000l. and was prevailed with by the partners to accept Mr. Hinde's bonds (who was then their cashier) for the remainder of his money. (The like letter to Auditor Done, Mr. Browne and Mr. Dod.) Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 166.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General for a particular of the pasture or marshland called Cow Pasture alias Gosdales in Poynton Co. Lincoln in order to a lease thereof to Eliz. Sandys.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on the petition of Penelope Washington, one of the daughters of Col. Washington deceased. Charles II granted 1672 May 24 to Sir John Packington et al as trustees for petitioner and her three sisters Elizabeth, Katherine and Mary the above premises containing 126 acres. Mrs. Elizabeth Sandys is mother and executrix of Penelope the petitioner now deceased. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 304–5.
Nov. 25.Same to the Custom Commissioners to employ William Butterfeild as a noontender London port loco Richard Norris deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 58.
Nov. 27.Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Augustine Briggs late Receiver General of Taxes for part of Norfolk, shewing that he has had great losses by remitting money, the fall of guineas and paying soldiers' quarters &c. therefore praying time for getting in his debts and an allowance for his extraordinary charges. Reference Book VII, p. 358.
Nov. 27.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the master and owners of the Eaton frigate shewing that same is detained from proceeding on her voyage to China by reason of a seizure lately made by one Maddocks of 500l. of English money and 18 silver plates on presumption that same was intended for transportation whereas it was for river pay to the seamen and to buy fresh provisions for passengers and the plates were for the particular use of the President for China going on board her: therefore praying discharge of the seizure. Reference Book VII, p. 359.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Richard Topham for a grant of the farm house in Datchet Lane in Windsor with some outhouses thereto belonging and certain parcels of land which were part of Sir Richard May's lease of Underore farm and also part of a close lately purchased from James Pereman all which are in the King's hands and are no ways enclosed within the Park wall at Windsor nor employed in the King's service: all in consideration of his conveying to the King the reversion of Mrs. Dee's land. Ibid.
Nov. 28.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Emanuel Scroop How, one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber, of the office of Lieutenant or Keeper of the Forest and Chase of Alice Holt and Woolmer in Co. Southampton: for 45 years in reversion of the existing term therein which was granted to William Legg: with special power to the Trustees for Fee Farms to convey to such person as they think fit the annual rent of 31l. 2s. 11d. (mentioned in the constat below) as in trust for the grantee for defraying the fees salaries and wages to the underkeepers in the said forests during said term.
Appending: constat and ratal of the premises by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 218–221.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Richard Cull gent. of the several manors of Rosedale Co. Yorks.; and Barton, Barrow, Gouxhill, Hogsthorp and Crowland Co. Lincoln: for 99 years in reversion of the death of the Queen Dowager (concurrent with any terms granted by her therein): at the yearly rent of 13s. 4d.: all which premises are valued at 552l. 15s. 8d. per an. by the Surveyor General during the continuance of the Queen Dowager's interest therein and thereafter are computed at 2964l. 16s. 10d. per an.
Appending: two particulars of the premises detailing the various rents and state of the demesnes and history of the title made out by Deputy Auditor Robert Hewitt: and memorandum by same and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands: (the manor of Rosedale consists of 39 farms the reversion whereof is valued at 1690l.; the improvement thereof I estimate at 2310l. The manor of Hogsthorp consists of divers farms lands the reversion whereof is valued at 820l. 2s. 9d. and the improvement thereof at 1026l. The rents of the manor of Barton-upon-Humber are 81l. 5s. 8d. per an. and the reversion [of the improvement thereof] is valued at 1056l. 13s. 8d. and 180l. for the improved value of the ferry and lands there. The rents of Barrow are 108l. 14s. 10d.: the improvement valued at 1413l. 12s. 10d. and 624l. for the demesnes. The rents of Gouxhill are 29l. 13s. 10d.: the improvement valued at 385l. 19s. 10d. and 402l. for the demesnes and 98l. 3s. 9d. for the perquisites of Court. Total 6106l. 12s. 10d.) King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 242–258.
Nov. 28.Money warrant for 545l. to William Popple for half a year to Lady day last to the clerks and officers of the Commissioners for Trade. (Money order dated Dec. 5 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 14. Order Book V, p. 128.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Commissioners [sic for Cashier] to pay to Charles Orchard two several fees of 83l. 6s. 8d. per an. as Customer of Exeter and 50l. per an. as Customer of Barnstaple. Money Book XV, p. 16.
Money warrant for 100l. to Dr. George Oxenden for one year to Sept. 29 on his fee as Judge of the Court of Admiralty of the Cinque Ports. (Money order dated Dec. 5 hereon.) Ibid., p. 16. Order Book V, p. 133.
Same for 100l. to George Gunter Esq. as executor to Katherine Gunter widow for half a year to 1690 Lady day on the pension granted to her for 21 years from 1669 Lady day. (A similar warrant for 100l. dated 1697–8 Jan. 14 for the half year due at 1689 Sept. 29.) Money Book XV, pp. 20, 84.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay sums as follows as an addition to the Civil List distribution scheme supra p. 189.
Appending: a further distribution of the Civil List to be paid in conjunction with that of Oct. 31 Ibid.
This second list increases the total distribution from 52,749l. 2s. 4¾d. to 65,824l. 4s. 4½d. the additions consisting of 500l. per week to the Privy Purse for the last 10 of the 14 weeks as in the said prior distribution; 50l. a week for the last four weeks for Mr. Negus in part of 485l. for repairs in the Mews; 500l. a week for the last two weeks to Sir Stephen Evance in part of 3200l. for jewels; 400l. a week for the last five weeks to the Works in part of 21,800l. to clear that Office to 1698 June 24 and the following single payments on the 10th or subsequent weeks viz. 750l. to the Duke of Leeds, late President of the Council; 300l. to Mr. Clerk and Mr. Webb and Mr. Storey, officers in St. James's Park; 40l. to the Housekeeper of St. James's House; 100l. to the Keeper of Hyde Park; 54l. 15s. 0d. to the Keeper of New Park; 100l. to Mr. Ellyot, Housekeeper at Newmarket; 18l. 5s. 0d. to Mr. Ford, Keeper of the Gardens there; 66l. 1s. 8d. to the Keeper of the Tennis Court; 25l. to the Keeper of Battles Walk; 15l. to the Keeper of Bigshot Rails; 30l. to the underkeepers of St. James's Park; 48l. 13s. 4d. to Mr. Studholme, Keeper of the Roads; 18l. 5s. 0d. to Mr. Laurence, late Keeper of the Roads; 150l. to the Housekeeper at Kensington; 100l. to the Library Keeper at St. James's; 4l. 11s. 3d. to the Keeper of the Parliament House; 80l. to the Keeper of the Paper Office; 100l. to the Superintendent of the Gardens; 25l. to the Secondary in the Crown Office; 5l. to the Master of the Revels; 4l. 11s. 3d. to the Yeoman of the Revels; 25l. to the Graver of the Seals; 26l. 11s. 4d. to Mr. Jones, Apothecary to the Household; 15l. to the Master of the Barges; 25l. to the Surveyor of the Woods Trent North; 97l. 18s. 4d. to Sir Lambert Blackwell, Knight Harbinger; 250l. to the Master of the Harriers; 100l. to the Master of the Studs; 122l. 6s. 8d. to the clerks in the King's Remembrancer's Office; 343l. 2s. 6d. to the Master of the Hawks; 31l. 18s. 9d. to the executors of Mr. Burrard late riding forester in New Forest; 650l. to the executors of Mr. Fleetwood Shephard, late Black Rod; 100l. to Parry Walton, repairer of pictures; 33l. 6s. 8d. to the Master of the Horse; 40l. to the Clerks of the Fines at Ludlow in part of 130l.; to Major Holmes 500l. and 203l. 16s. 7¾d. to Lord Cutts; 200l. to the under clerks of the Council for extraordinary service; 75l. 18s. 7d. to Mr. Chetwood Sheriff of Staffordshire. Disposition Book XV, p. 113, and appended schedule thereto.
Nov. 28William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed extract [missing] of a letter from the Earl of Bellomont, Governor of New England, dated Sept. 8 last. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 165.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Dalmas, late a Lieutenant in Col. Bellcastle's Regiment, praying payment of his Irish arrears. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners enclosing a memorial [missing] of the Marquess of Carmarthen on behalf of the Captains of the late Marine Regiment: also a memorial [missing] of the agents of the four late Marine Regiments of Seymour, Colt, Mordaunt and Brudenall touching the accounts of those Regiments. Why are these accounts and particularly those of Col. Seymour not yet despatched ? Ibid.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Abraham Blacheford praying payment of 60l. 0s. 4d. due to him as a Reformed Captain in Major Gen. La Meloniere's Regiment of Foot. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Galway. Capt. Edwards has renewed his application to the King to be paid the debt owing to him by Sir Patrick Trant which debt you formerly consented to pay when any grant of the said Trant's estate should be made to yourself. We are commanded by the King to remind you thereof. Ibid., p. 167. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 49.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Christopher Cole (one of the surveyors in Dublin port) as one of the landwaiters in Bristol port loco Hugh Stevenson who is willing to resign to him by way of exchange for mutual accommodation. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 51.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of George Quested praying [restoration] of 16½ packs of wool seized by Richard Oliver and Cha. Bruce, two officers for preventing wool exportation, on pretence of forfeit for being lodged in petitioner's house which is within 15 miles of the coast: petitioner alleging that he has in every respect complied with the law. Reference Book VII, p. 359.
Nov. 28.Same to the Warden, the Master and Worker and the Comptroller of the Mint of the petition of the East India Company praying leave to export to Fort St. George mills and presses to expedite their coinage of Pagodos, Rupees and other species of money of the country. Ibid., p. 361.
Treasury warrant to Edward Hyldeyard, steward of his Majesty's manor of Richmond, to grant licence to Sir James Butler to let all or part of his copyhold estate within said manor for 41 years on paying a fine of 41s. all ut supra p. 180: Samuel Travers, the Surveyor General of Crown Lands, having on the said Butler's petition reported that he sees no inconveniency in granting such a licence to the petitioner; but that it may be rather [a means] to preserve and improve the lands and that 'tis a favour generally allowed by Lords of Manors to their tenants and that he has not observed above 12d. a year paid for such a liberty. This warrant is first to be entered with the Auditor for the County of Surrey. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 305.
Nov. 29.Money warrant for 728l. to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery on his diet allowance as late Lord Privy seal: viz. for six months 1697 March 25 to April 12 (from which time his office was executed by Commissioners during his absence abroad as Ambassador at the Treaty of Peace until Dec. 29 following) and from 1697 Dec. 29 to 1698 Jan. 5. Money Book XV, p. 17.
Same for 182l. to same for the same six months on his fee of 365l. per an. out of the Customs as same. Ibid., p. 18.
Same for 104l. to the two Secondaries and the sworn clerks of the King's Remembrancer's Office: viz. 58l. for 7¼ years to 1698 June 24 on the Secondaries' fees of 4l. per an. each; and 46l. for six years to 1697 Lady day to the clerks on the fee of 15l. 6s. 8d. payable to them every second year for transcribing forfeited amerciaments. (Money order dated Dec. 20 hereon.) Ibid., p. 22. Order Book V, p. 139.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Nailor, (an extraordinary tidesman London port) as a tidesman in the inferior list ibid at 35l. per an. loco John Sparke deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 51.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of John Braddeel shewing that in Michaelmas 1698 an information was exhibited against him by the Attorney General for wine and brandy coming to him with the Customs unpaid, it being pretended that same were prize goods removed from one of the King's ships into petitioner's ship called the Hawke lying near Portsmouth and from thence removed out of his ship and landed on the coast of Sussex by other persons; and the prosecutor taking advantage of the petitioner's going to the East Indies did on Nov. 24 1699 [sic] obtain a verdict on 230l. on the single evidence of one Drew who was interested in the prosecution: therefore praying my Lords to remit the said fine. Reference Book VII, p. 360.
Nov. 29.Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of John Russell and Humphry Moseley as Receivers for the city of Norwich and Loddon and other Hundreds detailed, part of Norfolk, loco John Smith deceased: total bond 12,000l. (Treasury Commission to said Receivers dated Nov. 29.) Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 265, 266.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the messuage called Underore farmhouse on the north side of Datchet Lane, south of the Thames at Windsor and the pasture ground called Great Romney or the Island of six acres between the Thames and the mill stream except a small part thereof held by the tenant of Windsor Mill, which 'tis alleged belongs to the Corporation of Windsor and an acre of meadow part of the field called Little Romney: and six acres of arable land in the common field at Windsor called the Highfield adjoining his Majesty's farm of Frogmore: all in order to a lease thereof to Richard Topham on a fine of 104l.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on said Topham's petition. Ibid., pp. 306–7.
Nov. 30.Same to Nicholas Baker to deliver to Sir John Elwill the two Bank Bills for 100l. each ut supra p. 204 as they belong to him and no further use can be made of them as evidence now that Arthur and Bellingham are executed. Ibid., p. 307.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 1000l. to me, Lowndes, on the order in my name for secret service. Disposition Book XV, p. 111.
Same to same to issue 20l. (out of Hackney Coaches licences) to Lord Coningsby on his unsatisfied order as one of the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to be paid to Hester Walker in part for provisions furnished to several Regiments lately employed in Ireland. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare a royal warrant to authorise Lord Coningsby to pay 20l. to Hester Walker in part of what remained due to her for provisions furnished to several Regiments lately employed in Ireland. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 165.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed estimate [nissing] of Mr. Talman's of several works to be done at Hampton Court. Ibid., p. 166.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Stephen Faget and Peter Fauconnier praying payment of 1359l. 0s. 2d. due to them for clothing the Regiments of Col. Collier and the Marques D' Rada in the years 1694 and 1695. Ibid., p. 168.
Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Works of the petition of Simon Brienne for allowance of 51l. 11s. 3d. for building a new coach house at the King's stables at Kensington. Reference Book VII, p. 360.
Nov. 30.Treasury warrant to Mr. Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South to fell stubbs or stubbed trees in Old Windsor Wood not exceeding 20 in number for defraying the charge of taking down the old penn and racks for feeding the red deer in said wood and for erecting new ones in place thereof the same being very much decayed and standing in a very inconvenient place by reason of some new inclosures which have been recently made near them. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 308.
Nov. 31.Money warrant for 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Garter, for half-a-year to Sept. 29 last on the annuity for the support of the Order of the Garter. (Money order dated Dec. 5 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 16. Order Book V, p. 129.