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February 1700

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'Warrants etc: February 1700', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 15: 1699-1700 (1933), pp. 264-286. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83235 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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February 1700

Feb. 2.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay out of Civil List moneys the 200l. to Lord Lucas, 55l. to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield, 200l. to Mr. Joddrell and 20l. to Mr. Alsop ut supra pp. 258, 203, 253, 226. Disposition Book, XV, p. 133.
Same to same to issue 500l. to Samuell Edwin Esq, Usher of the Receipt of the Exchequer, on the unsatisfied order in his name for necessaries delivered to the offices of the Receipt, as in further part of 2638l. 13s. 11d. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay (out of Disbanding moneys in your hands) 551l. 4s. 8d. to the Treasurer of the Navy for the non commission officers and men of Major Thomas Webberley's late Company of Marines in the late Second Marine Regiment, for abatements exceeding their Regimental clothes. (Same to the Navy Commissioners to so apply same.) Ibid.
Feb. 2.Same to same to similarly pay 2411l. 17s. 10d. to same for similar payments to the like officers and men of the following Companies of Marines viz. 572l. 1s. 8d. to Capt. Ellis Cooper's late Company; 597l. 11s. 4d. to Capt. Steward Spicer's late Company; 241l. 6s. 1d. to Capt. William Bradbury's late Company; all in the late First Marine Regiment: and 481l. 16s. 11d. to Capt. William Sprag's late Company; 522l. 4s. 8d. to Capt. John Brook's late Company; 201l. 0s. 7d. to Capt. Basill Beaumont's late Company; 518l. 16s. 11d. to Capt. Samuell Odbert's late Company; 656l. 12s. 6d. to Capt. Robert Hill's late Company: 420l. 6s. 8d. to Capt. William Bokenham's late company: all in the Second Marine Regiment. (Same to the Navy Commissioners to so pay same.) Disposition Book XV, pp. 136–8.
Same to Mr. Chetwynd, Deputy Auditor for Wales. The office of Keeper of the Original Seal for the Counties of Denbigh and Montgomery is become vacant. You are to certify the nature and yearly value of the said employment "and how the same stands at present in respect of any grants formerly made thereof." Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 187.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Clerke, collector of Excise in Hereford, praying that the arrears of Excise due from him to the King may be remitted. Reference Book VII, p. 367.
Feb. 3.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans on the Land Tax of last year to complete the credit of 1,400,000l. given thereupon "and upon which loans the sum of 18849l. 4s. 0½d. is now resting in money at the Exchequer:" viz.
£s.d.
to the Navy Treasurer for the Sick and Wounded, and to be placed to the head of Wages "to which head the sum of 4150l. before issued for that service is to be placed"1258
to ditto for Wear and Tear636218
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for sea services1122855
£188494
and out of loans to be made by the respective [Navy and Ordnance] Treasurers themselves upon credit of the said tax
£s.d.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for sea services, more153641
to the Navy Treasurer for the ordinary of the Navy442716
£59635710
Disposition Book XV, p. 134.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to imprest 1000l. to Mr. Culliford and partner (out of the above 6362l. 18s. 7½d.) upon their contract for furnishing English canvas. Ibid.
Feb. 3.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay out of Civil List moneys the 100l. to Capt. Scot supra p. 210, which was at first directed to be paid out of money arising by the Surplus of the Customs. Disposition Book XV, p. 134.
Same to same to issue 792l. 9s. 3½d. to Lord Auverquere, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Master of the Horse for buying horses: and is to be paid over to Admiral Aylmer for so much advanced by him to Mr. Marshall for buying horses in Barbary for his Majesty's use. Ibid, p. 135.
Same to Mr. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, to report on the enclosed case of Sir Thomas Grosvenor touching some mines of lead in the Hundreds of Coleshill and Rutland [Rhuddlan] Co. Flint. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 187.
Treasury reference to the Agent for Taxes of the petition of Andrew Huddleston, Receiver General of various taxes for Cos. Cumberland and Westmorland, praying allowance of 229l. 14s. 6d. for his extraordinary charge in returning his moneys &c. Reference Book VII, 367.
Same to same of the petition of the said Huddleston and Thomas Brougham, Receivers as above, for 199l. 3s. 7d., overpaid on their account, to be transferred to the said Brougham's account of the 3s. Aid for said Counties. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Bennet Martin, late collector of Excise in the Counties of Leicester and Rutland, praying an allowance for 20l. which he lost by [taking] old hammered money and 44l. 2s. 9¾d. which he was robbed of in the night time when busy about his receipt. Ibid, p. 368.
Treasury warrant to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to the information against Capt. Kerrill Roffey and other the officers lately employed in his Majesty's ships of war upon the late Expedition to Newfoundland for landing part of the prizes taken by them therein, they having divided the said prizes according to instructions received for that purpose from the Admiralty Lords and on their being threatened with prosecutions relating thereto the King did by his sign manual of 1698 June 26 direct noli prosequi to be entered to them but several persons (designing to prevent the King's grace and favour to the said Captain &c.) have exhibited the said informations on the ground that the said prizes have not paid Customs: whereupon the Customs Commissioners have reported that the goods in question appear to have been of no considerable value, and that the prosecutors have been satisfied for their parts of the same. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 326–7.
Feb. 5.Money warrant for 70l. to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield for 7 years to Xmas last on their perpetuity: to be satisfied out of Civil List moneys.
30l. to the Vicars of the Cathedral church of Lichfield for 2 years to Xmas last on their perpetuity. Money Book XV, p. 55.
Feb. 5.Money order for 26l. 13s. 4d. to John Hastings, Clerk of the Foreign Estreats in the Exchequer Court, for half a year to 1698 June 24 on the several fees and allowances of 20l. per an. for keeping &c. records of Forfeitures of Recusants, and 26l. 13s. 4d. and 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. for himself and clerks for extracting all fees and amerciaments. Order Book V, p. 149.
William Lowndes to Auditor Done. Send back to me the draft privy seal for passing Mr. Packer's account. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 187.
Treasury reference to Mr. Baker of the petition of Robert Orton and William Hunt, for remission of their bail in 50l. for Henry Rowlate's appearance at the Hertfordshire Assizes, Rowlate having died in Warwickshire before the said Assizes. Reference Book VII, p. 367.
Feb. 6.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to distribute and apply to Deficient Funds as follows the sum of 43133l. 13s. 3d. being the receipts between Jan. 6 last and Feb. 6 inst from branches of the revenue as follows viz. 9984l. 3s. 0d. received on the Windows Act; 5800l. 16s. 3d. received on the Additional Impositions; 584l. 14s. 5½d. received on the New Duty on Salt; 2225l. 4s. 6d. received on the Duty on Paper continued; 24538l. 15s. 0½d. received on the New Customs: the said distribution to be as follows:—
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament.How they stood upon the Register 6 Feb 1699–1700.The distribution and application hereby directed.
£s.d.£s.d.£s.d.
First 4s. Aid5562210560935614782
Third 4s. Aid4073720340307703350116
Fourth 4s. Aid91710113898444167788310
Second Quarterly Poll89275134899651347678
Three Fourths Customs213447159201447159183416
Salt and Glass, etc.171150000159074616614712511¼
Two Thirds Additional Excise16000000129054111113757
Additional Impositions4451777444000000382616
Vellum and Parchment224114723560117192610
Marriages6480000064800000557060
Wines and Vinegar14618119146181191256121
50177937484345517743133133
Money Book XV, p. 58.
Same to same to innovate a lost order No. 742 registered on the Additional Impositions in the name of Edward Russell [then Treasurer of the Navy and by him] assigned to Archdale Palmer. Order Book V, p. 147.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue out of Civil List moneys the 370l. 10s. 0d. to Christ's Hospital ut supra p. 263. Disposition Book XV, p. 135.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Edward Dutton Colt for payment of 1452l. 2s. 6d. for arrear of subsistence due to his Regiment when in the West Indies to the 19th May 1699 and the further 522l. 14s. 6d. to clear the Serjeants', Corporals' and drummers' offreckonings from 1692 Sept. 1 to 1698 Aug. 1. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 188.
Feb. 6.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Hugh Howell as collector, weigher and searcher of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty at Hole Town in Barbados loco John Pare, lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 58.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe to prepare [Treasury] letters patent to pass the Exchequer seal to constitute David Polhill Esq. to the office and offices of High Steward of the Honor of Otford Co. Kent, Bailiff and Collector of the rents of the Manors, Woodward and Keeper of the Woods and Underwoods and Understeward and Keeper of the Courts of the Manors belonging to the said Honor: during the King's pleasure: loco John Packer Esq. deceased. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 327.
Treasury constitution of John Russell and Humphrey Moseley as Receivers of the arrears of the Duties on marriages &c. and the Duties on Houses for the city of Norwich and Hundreds detailed ut supra Tr. Cal. XIII, p. 306 loco Augustine Briggs and Leonard Blofeild whose commission is hereby superseded. Ibid., p. 328.
Feb. 7.Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Sir Thomas Cooke and John Cass (in consideration of 1000l.) of 7½ parts of 16 parts in the Brewhouse called the Phoenix in the parish of St. Buttolph without Aldgate several dwelling houses adjoining and utensils, the property of Sir John Freind lately convicted of high treason, he being possessed thereof in partnership with Anthony Sturt Esq. and Daniel Neale, brewer; and also of the goods and jewels of the said Freind which were in his lodgings at the time of his conviction; and also of the tenth part of the ship Modena: the said Freind being indebted to the said Cooke in 3600l. and to the said Cass in 1300l.: (marginal note: "the word jewels is interlined [in his warrant] in his Majesty's presence 13 March 1699–1700.") King's Warrant Book XX, p. 260.
Same to same for a great seal for a grant to Thomas Walker of the office or place of Housekeeper of the King's house at Newmarket now void by the death of Elizabeth his late wife: with the fee of 200l. per an. payable at the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 238.
Directions under the King's sign manual to the officers, ministers and keepers of New Forest to apply themselves to the preservation of timber in said forest in accordance with the Act of Parliament for that purpose and in accordance with the Address to the King made by the Parliament (which assembled on 4th July 1698) for the same purpose: all on pain of the King's high displeasure: it having been represented to the King that great discouragement hath been given and coldness and indifference manifested by divers of the said officers and keepers towards the making of the inclosures and that divers persons have presumed to put their hogs to pannage and colliers have made coal hearths within the woods and covert of the said forest and the underkeepers permitted the same and several other evil practices are continued contrary to the said Act of Parliament. Ibid, p. 239.
Feb. 7.Royal warrant for 1275l. to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery: without account: on his several fees and allowances of 4l. and 1l. a day payable in respect of his late office of Keeper of the Privy Seal viz. during the time he was abroad as an Ambassador at the late Treaty of Peace to wit for 255 days 1697 April 11 (the day of his departure) to Dec. 23 following (the day of his return). (Money warrant dated Feb. 12 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 19 hereon.) Ibid, p. 240. Money Book XV, p. 56. Order Book V, p. 150.
Same for 10,000l. to Isaac Newton Esq., Master and Worker of the Mint: as imprest for the Mint: to be imprested from time to time out of the receipt of the [Customs] Coinage Duty. (Money warrant dated Feb. 12 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 16 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 240. Money Book XV, p. 56. Order Book V, p. 150.
Same for 200l. to Ralph, Lord Eure: as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Feb. 12 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 16 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 241. Money Book XV, p. 56. Order Book V, p. 150.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 400l. to Phillip Ryley on the unsatisfied order in his name for inclosures in New Forest. Disposition Book XV, p. 135.
Feb. 8.Same to same to issue 1400l. to me Lowndes on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Ibid.
Same to same to reserve in the Exchequer for the King's particular direction the 1000l. which will be paid in by Thomas Cook and Mr. Cass for the purchase of part of the personal estate of Sir John Freind, attainted. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 188.
Treasury reference to Mr. Abbott of the petition of John Wright and John Fettyplace shewing that Mathias Cupper furnished Col. Hamilton's Regiment of Foot with necessaries amounting to 621l. 2s. 6d. which sum petitioners advanced to Cupper on an assignment to be paid out of the offreckonings of the said Regiment, but the Agent of said Regiment detains in his hands the tallies allotted to them: therefore praying relief. Reference Book VII, p. 368.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Mason, late Receiver General of taxes for Co. Cambridge &c., shewing that he is in arrear and distringas ad computandum went out last term against him and his sureties, and 30l. issues returned thereon: therefore praying a warrant for stay of estreating the said issues and for stay of process till Michaelmas term by which time his estate will be sold towards payment of his debt. Ibid.
Feb. 8.Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Joshua Edisbury Esq. praying a lease for 31 years of all mines of lead and coals in the Hundred of Prestatyn Co. Flint. Reference Book VII, p. 368.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Cosins (Cousins), John Beane, Richard Moreton and William Faithfull praying a noli prosequi to the information against them for conveying away some rolls of coarse cloth and 8 rundels of brandy, the said goods being put into Moreton's waggon without his consent. Ibid.
Feb. 9.Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 15l. to Ralph Williamson, late Comptroller of Newcastle port, for three quarters to Michaelmas last on his annuity of 20l. Money Book XV, p. 56.
Money warrant for 20l. to Edward Greene, clerk, for his passage to Jamaica whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Feb. 13 hereon.) Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 58. Order Book V, p. 115.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 9124l. 2s. 8d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of the Overplus of the Customs which ended Dec. 25 last: and to be applied as follows: viz.
£s.d.
for 14 days' subsistence to the 11th inst. for the Regiment of Fusiliers at Jersey and Guernsey301118
for same to the 25th inst for the Troops including the Regiment at Jersey and Guernsey8822110
Disposition Book XV, p. 139.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to view the square ground in the Mews and to report what sum may be raised [as fine] for leasing thereof: also to estimate for repairing the stables, houses and pavement and what same will thereafter cost annually to keep in repair. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 188.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed abstract [missing] of the works done at Hampton Court Palace last summer. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ George Mobbs (Mobs) as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Nathaniell Parr deceased.
James Browne (for several years a landwaiter in Bristol port and well behaved himself there) as surveyor ibid loco Robert Barnes deceased.
George St. Quintin as landwaiter ibid loco said Browne. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 58.
Treasury reference to the Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer of George Dodington's petition showing that in Dec. last he bought some reversion of annuities and found Lawrence Agar (who had [purchased] 14l. per an. and 56l. per an. or in all 70l. per an.) was part of his purchase, whose nominee he apprehends was dead before the reversion purchased: therefore praying to exchange "it" for reversion of like value not purchased. Reference Book VII, p. 368.
Feb. 10.Money warrant for 955l. to Alexander Stanhope Esq. 500l. thereof for equipage and 455l. for 3 months' advance on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the States General. (Money order dated Feb. 23 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Receipt dated March 22 to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) Money Book XV, p. 56. Order Book V, p. 160. Disposition Book XV, p. 152.
Same for 1232l. 15s. 9d. to William Kent, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Lanes. for an overpayment on his account of the 3s. Aid anno 1697: same to be immediately repaid into the Exchequer on his account of the third 3s. Aid. (Money order dated April 5 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 57. Order Book V, p. 171.
Feb. 12Treasury warrant dormant to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages for Co. Suffolk, to pay the salary of 80l. per an. to Henry Carter as a surveyor for the said Duties: as from Lady Day last.
The like for the like salary to Henry Morris. Money Book XV, p. 36.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 1112l. 2s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be by tallies on the tenth payment of the Two Millions: and to be applied to clear the subsistence of the four Companies at New York to Decr. 24 last. Ibid, p. 59.
Money warrant for 79l. to Peter Persehouse, one of the Sergeants at Arms attending the Speaker of the House of Peers, for his pains and disbursements in attending the said Speaker during the last Session of Parliament at 10s. a day for 158 days 1698 August 24 to 1699 May 4.
Appending: certificate by Math Johnson, Clerk of Parliament, of such attendance. (Money order dated Feb. 21 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt dated April 17 to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) Ibid, p. 60. Order Book V, p. 152. Disposition Book XV, p. 163.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to innovate a lost order No. 1496 [charged] on the [Register of the] third 3s. Aid for 100l. in the name of Eliz. Mitchell. Order Book V, p. 149.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to imprest to the Colonels of the Marine Regiments concerned the sums of 640l. 11s. 4d. and 254l. 5s. 9d. ut supra pp. 210, 214, to be by them applied as directed by the Act for enabling Officers to exercise trades. Disposition Book XV, p. 139.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed bill [missing] of cravings by Richard Hutcheson late Receiver General of Customs, deceased, including the salaries of extra clerks employed in the various Additional Impositions and new Duties. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 188.
Feb. 12.William Lowndes to the Attorney General. My Lords agree to the request of Mr. Redhead that he be bailed out of Ludgate prison (where he now lies on an extent for debt to the King as Master and Worker of Norwich Mint). Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 189.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed estimates [missing] for works to be done with all expedition in the parks and gardens at Hampton Court. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Green, wine cooper, praying to be wine taster loco Hen. Prescot deceased.
The petition of John Root praying the same. Reference Book VII, p. 368.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Ellis shewing that he is indebted 2670l. to the King on Excise bonds and that same is reduced to 900l. by money raised and by an extent on his estate and he is a prisoner for the remainder: therefore praying to be discharged and for 7 years' time in which to pay the remainder. Ibid, p. 369.
Feb. 13.Same to the Principal Officers of the Works of the petition of Alice Symmons, widow of Henry Symmons, late Clerk of the Works at Hampton [Court], "being promised by Sir Christopher Wren upon his [Symmons'] death bed to have some one put into that employment in trust for the petitioner and he not being so good as his word": therefore praying relief in her distressed condition. Ibid.
Feb. 14.Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 10,000l. to Henry de Nassau, Seigneur d'Auverquerque, Master of the Horse: as imprest towards defraying the extraordinary expenses of the Stables. (Privy seal dated Feb. 29 hereon.) (Money warrant March 5 hereon.) (Money order dated March 12 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 261. Money Book XV, p. 64. Order Book V, p. 153.
Royal sign manual for 300l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Speaker of the House of Commons, for 60 days (Nov. 30 last to Jan. 29 last) on the usual allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons. (Money warrant dated Feb. 20 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 27 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Receipt dated Feb. 28 to pay same out of Civil List money.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 261. Money Book XV, p. 60. Order Book V, p. 152. Disposition Book XV, p. 141.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for paying several pensions and yearly sums at the Exchequer which were aforetime charged on the Customs now appropriated: to wit
100l. per an. to Col. Charles Fairfax and his heirs by patent of 1660 July 23.
50l. per an. to Thomas Hyde and Elizabeth his wife by the privy seal of 1689 Aug. 8.
570l. 5s. 0d. per an. to Gilbert, bishop of Salisbury for the support of the Order of the Garter as by privy seal of 1686 May 16.
100l. per an. to Amias Hext for life by patent of James II of 1685 Dec. 5.
100l. per an. to Berwick-on-Tweed for ever [for repair of the bridge] as by patent of 1666 July 23.
100l. per an. to Lynn Regis for 21 years as by patent of 1684 Dec. 22.
40l. per an. to Clifton-Dartmouth-Hardness as by patent of Hy. VII.
365l. per an. to John Visct. Lonsdale as Keeper of the Privy Seal, as by patent of May 22 last.
all which annuities remain unpaid for certain periods detailed by reason of such appropriation. (Privy Seal dated Feb. 29 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 263–4.
Feb. 14.Same to Lord Coningsby to pay 57l. 3s. 4d. to Lucy Fenwick, widow of Charles Fenwick, late of the Royal Regiment of Foot of Ireland under Col. Frederick Hamilton, for her husband's pay respited on the muster rolls of said Regiment for 245 days from 1690–1 Mar. 1 to 1691 Oct. 31 at 4s. 8d. a day, he having been during most of that time employed by the Lords Justices of Ireland as Governor of Macroom, a frontier garrison, where he did good service, and in assisting Judge Cox, Governor of the County of Cork. Ibid, pp. 274–5.
Same to the Treasury Lords to pay 300l. for the Sisters and Porter of the Hospital of the Savoy for 10 years from 1689 March 25 (the last date of payment) on the allowance of 30l. per an. directed by Charles II by royal warrant dated 1679–80 Jan. 3 to be paid to them by the Paymaster of the Forces in consideration of their quitting their dwellings for the conveniency of the Companies of Foot Guards. (Money warrant dated Feb. 16 hereon). (Money order dated June 20 hereon.) Ibid., p. 319. Money Book XV, p. 84. Order Book V, p. 184.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] presented by the French Ambassador to the King concerning one Bernard Fontaine, a Frenchman who is stopped with his vessel at Dover. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 189.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland to order payment of 6037l. 17s. 0d. out of the revenue of Ireland to the Paymaster of the Ordnance England for the value of 2399 barrels of powder supplied out of the Ordnance stores England to the stores in Ireland and for freight thereof. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 54–5.
Same to same for a great seal for a grant to Trustees to be named of the yearly sum of 800l. from Lady day next for 10 years to satisfy the interest (at the rate of 8 per cent.) on 10000l. or such part thereof as shall be advanced by Lewis Crummelin, merchant (or by his procurement) for the making a bleaching yard and a folding or pressing house; and for the sowing, cultivating and preparing hemp and flax and making a provision of both to be sold ready prepared to the spinners at reasonable rates and upon credit; and for providing all necessary tools and utensils, looms and spinning wheels to be furnished to the several sorts of persons employed by [way of] advance to be paid for by them by small payments as they are able; and to advance sums of money for the subsistence of such workmen and their families as shall come from abroad and such persons of Ireland as shall apply themselves and families to work in the manufacture, which sums being advanced to them by way of loan without interest are to be repaid after some time by small weekly or monthly payments as may be easy to them; to the end that by this means all people may settle and work on their own accounts &c. for their advantage without restraint or obligation, whereby the establishment [of the said manufacture of flax and linen] may seem public and national: and seondly the said Trustees are to inspect the employing of the said 10000l., or any part thereof, and to receive an account every six months of the sums employed to the said uses and receive the said 800l. per an. and to pay the interest thereout on such part as shall be so employed, reserving any remainder till the expiration of the 10 years to make good the losses that shall have happened in the employment of the said money by the death or insolvency of any workmen to whom tools and money may have been advanced: and for allowing 200l. per an. to said Crommelin during pleasure for his care and pains in carrying on the work and similarly 120l. per an. for 3 assistants and a pension of 60l. per an. for the subsistence of a French minister: all by reason that the late Lords Justices of Ireland in their letter of 1699 April 13 transmitted to the Treasury Lords, England a proposal of the said Crummelin for establishing a linen manufacture in Ireland as above and, on reference, the Commissioners for Trade and Plantations have reported thereon favourably as above and that the setting the said manufacture on foot there with all possible expedition is a reasonable proposal for the King's service and may tend to the advantage of both England and Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 56–8.
Feb. 15.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 3525l. 13s. 4d. to the Judges of England, the Masters of Chancery et al supra, p. 226 [to be for last Xmas term.]
500l. to me Lowndes on my unsatisfied order for secret service. Disposition Book XV, p. 140.
Same to the Earl of Montague. It is the King's pleasure that you proceed in providing the furniture for the Presence Chamber, Privy Chamber, Drawing Room and the next room to it at Hampton Court to the estimate of 1578l. 17s. 6d. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 189.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare a royal warrant for the Earl of Ranelagh to pay the officers of the Marquis de Miremont's Regiment for their arrears of pay from 1694–5 March 1, new style, when they come out of Piedmont to the last of December following, old style; there being no establishment for the Regiment for that time; therefore it is the King's pleasure that the said Regiment be allowed the like pay as is allowed by the English Establishment to other Regiments of Dragoons. Ibid.
Feb. 16.Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Venner praying payment of 68l. for clothing 34 men which by the Queen's order were taken out of his Regiment to recruit some Companies in Flanders. Ibid., p. 190.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of George Blynman complaining of undue seizures of his goods. Ibid.
Feb. 20.Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Euvertre Saurency for payment of 305l. 4s. 5d. due to Capt. Vileneuf late a Capt. of Foot in Maj. Gen. La Meloniere's Regiment. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Benjamin Cotton (a tidesman in the inferior list London port) as a ditto in the superior list ibid loco Nath. St. Peire lately deceased.
James Collins as a tidesman at Weymouth loco Benj. Bonkin dismissed.
Edward Topham as a same at Shields in Newcastle port loco Edward Lawson, dismissed.
Edward Spedding as porter and tidesman at Whitehaven loco William Petty deceased.
Richard Man as waiter and searcher and commander of the boatmen at Combwich in Bridgewater port with 5l. per an. added to his salary of 30l. per an. loco John Forrest removed to Minehead.
John Forrest as boatman at Minehead loco Robert Knight deceased.
James Munnall as boatman at Aberdovey in Milford port loco George Edwards who quitted the service.
Peter Godfrey as chief boatman of the sailing boat at Milford.
William Carter and George Millard as boatmen at Combwich loco Thomas Hooper and Thomas Willis deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 59.
Treasury reference to the Warden &c. of the Mint of the petition of George Evans, surveyor of the Meltings of gold and silver and clerk of the Irons in the Mint, praying 443l. 12s. 6d. for allowance for part of his house in the Tower taking from him for conveniency of placing guns there, also a coach house and stable and 2 rooms which were pulled down for conveniency of the coinage and also for his attendance on several occasions at the Country mints. Reference Book VII, p. 369.
Treasury warrant to Thomas Newton, Woodward of the Forest of Whittlewood and Salcey in Cos. Northampton and Bucks to fell stakewood for the gateing, stileing, posting and cabining of the coppices as following which are above 21 years' growth and fit to be felled this season: viz. Atterbury Coppice in Richard Gibbs' walk in Salcey Forest and Sandeyhurst Coppice and Shipland Coppice both in Hazelborough Walk and Kitlake Coppice in Shoulbrooke Walk in Whittlewood Forest. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 329.
Feb. 21.Royal warrant dated Kensington for 14l. 15s. 0d. to John, bishop of Chichester for 15 years' arrears of Tenths at 19s. 8d. per an. on the Prebend of Windham in the Cathedral Church of Chichester left unpaid by Dr. John Harrison late Prebendary there who died insolvent; and his successor John Reynell his successor therein can obtain no revenue from same by reason of a dispute with the chief tenant: to be satised by tallies on the said bishop for the like sum due for the said arrears. (Money warrant dated March 12 hereon). (Money order dated March 12 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 265. Money Book XV, p. 76. Order Book V, p. 158.
Feb. 21.Royal warrant dated Kensington for 30l. 9s. 0d. to same for the arrears of Tenths due from Isaac Woodroff, late rector of Pulborough being for 16 years at the rate of 1l. 18s. 0¾d. per an.: all as by the petition ut supra p. 262, of Mary Woodruff and Mary Bagg, widow and daughter of the said Isaac, petitioners being left with 3 small children. (Money warrant dated March 13 hereon.) (Money order dated April 9 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 281. Money Book XV, p. 76. Order Book V, p. 165.
Royal sign manual for 254l. 5s. 0d. to John Davis gent as royal bounty: to be satisfied out of the 300l. lately paid into the Exchequer by James Benn and William Moone for their forfeited recognizances as sureties for James Hunt. (Money warrant dated Feb. 27 hereon.) (Money order dated Mar. 1 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 265. Money Book XV, p. 61. Order Book V, p. 152.
Warrant under the royal sign manual approving an agreement made between Charles Montague, Auditor of the Receipt and Henry Fane gent on behalf of Francis Godolphin (one of the four Tellers of the Receipt) for the letting by the said Godolphin to the said Auditor and his successors the messuage or tenement wherein the said Fane now lives in St. Stephen's Court, Westminster adjoining the house of the Auditor of the Receipt, with the garden, brewhouse and appurtenances thereto at the rent of 40l. per an. "during such time as the said Francis Godolphin in respect of his office of Teller is or shall be entitled thereto": which agreement is ratified by the Treasury Lords. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 266.
Same to Edward, Earl of Orford, late Treasurer of the Navy, to pay to Sir Thomas Littleton, present Treasurer of same, the sums of 23l. 3s. 6d. on account of thirds and 6013l. 12s. 4d. on account of tenths of prizes taken in the late war: which sums appear as paid to the said Earl's hands by the late Receiver General of Prizes. Ibid, p. 267.
Royal sign manual for 6000l. to Casper Frederick Hening as imprest for works done or to be done in the Gardens at Hampton Court. (Money warrant dated March 5 hereon.) Ibid, p. 267. Money Book XV. p. 64.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to George Hadley, of East Barnet, John Pultney of the Inner Temple, and Sir John Foche of London of the Crown's title to the estate of John Caryll forfeited for high treason or outlawry: being lands which were sold to the said Caryll then of Hartwell, Co. Sussex, Hadley, Pultney and Foche as by indenture between them and Sir Stephen Fox and Sir Edward Hungerford, and Henry Baynton of Spye Park Co. Wilts dated 1686–7 March 7 in consideration of 30000l. paid to said Fox by the said four lessees by direction of the said Baynton and Hungerford as in full satisfaction of the moneys due to said Fox upon security of the said lands and as in part of 56000l. which the said Baynton had agreed to pay to the said Hungerford for the purchase of said lands: said lands being the castle, park and manor of Farlegh alias Farleigh Hungerford Co. Wilts, the abbey of Hinton, the manors of Tellisford, Iford, Rowley, Rode, alias Rode and Langham, Norton, St. Phillips and Hinton, Willow and Twinhoe &c. on conditions detailed: the said 30000l. purchase money being really the money of Sir Richard Billings, William Freeman, Sir Peter Colleton and James Whitchurch, for whom the names of the said Caryll, Hadley, Pultney and Foche were only used in trust. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 268–272.
Feb. 21.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 27l. per an. to Richard Lowther as one of the Customers of Newcastle port:
the fee of 10l. per an. to Francis Spendlove Esq. as Comptroller of Yarmouth port. Money Book XV, p. 61.
Money order for 50l. to Sir Salathiel Lovell for 1699 Michaelmas term on his allowance of 200l. per an. as one of the Justices of Chester.
125l. to Sir Joseph Jekyll for same term on his same of 500l. per an. as Chief Justice of Chester. Order Book V, p. 151.
William Lowndes to Mr. Vanburgh for his answer to the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Davis, messenger [of the Chamber]. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 190.
Same to Auditor Done enclosing (on order of reference from the Privy Council) the petition [missing] of Thomas Baker Esq. his Majesty's late Agent and Consul General at Algiers. Please prepare a statement of his account. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to prepare a [signet] bill for Sir Thomas Cook and Mr. Cash in accordance with the royal warrant of the 7th inst supra p. 268. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Anthony Sturt praying a grant and confirmation of certain shares of a brewhouse which he had in partnership with Sir John Freind lately executed for high treason. Ibid, p. 191.
Same to Hen. Baker. Attend the Lord Chief Baron with your report on the petition of Robert Orton et al. Ibid.
[?]Same to same to make no further proceeding against Japhet Crook as to the above Freind's brewhouse. As soon as Sir Thomas Cook and Mr. Cash have paid their 1000l. into the Exchequer they are to have possession delivered to them by yourself and the said Crook. Ibid.
Feb. 21.Treasury reference to the Commissioners of Transports of the petition of John Moyer, master of the vessel Mary, showing that he was hired for 627l. to carry over and to bring back from France the equipage and baggage of the Earl of Portland in his embassy to the French King; of which he has only received 85l.: therefore praying payment of the remainder to preserve him from perishing. Reference Book VII, p. 370.
Feb. 21.Treasury warrant to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, to cut down the bushes, old thorn and covert in Salisbury Trench, South Trench, Danes Hill, Priors Acre, Rew, Puckpitt, Burleigh, Sandys, Long Beach Hill, Ashton Hill and Woodfidley in New Forest which the Commissioners for the Increase and Preservation of Timber in the said Forest have directed to be enclosed as nurseries for timber pursuant to the Act of Parliament: viz. except in places where any young spring or tree is growing; and that in places where covert is wanting part of such thorns or covert be spread upon the ground to protect and shelter young spring of oak or beech. Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 330.
Feb. 22.Same to William Blathwayte, Auditor and Surveyor General of his Majesty's Revenues in America, to pass as follows the account of Col. Christopher Codrington now deceased, late Governor in Chief of the Leeward Islands (and now represented by his son Col. Christopher Codrington) of moneys received by him 1689–90 Jan. 1 to 1694 Dec. 7 out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty towards the subsistence of the Duke of Bolton's Regiment of Foot in the said Islands (the King having by order of Council 1689 Nov. 7 ordered the said Regiment to the said Islands with direction that as from 1689–90 Jan. 1 the balance or remain of the said Duty should be applied to the pay thereof and of the Company of Foot remaining at Nevis; which direction was specified in the Treasury warrant of 1689–90 Feb. 8 to the officers of said Duty in said Islands). Together with the sum of 2500l. in farthings transmitted to said Codrington from England his total receipts as above amount to 21834l. 9s. 3¼d. as by an account audited before the Council of Antigua 1696 Sept. 7 and sworn to by the said late Colonel, his deputies for the collection of the said revenues in Barbados being successively Mr. Sadler and Patrick Mein. His said account is hereby to be made up accordingly and therein he is to be charged with 9719l. 0s. 5¼d. for Thomas Sadler's receipts of the said Duties; 3047l. 3s. 11d., 1033l. 5s. 5d., and 1487l. 12s. 6d. and 650l. for ditto received by Patrick Mein in Barbados and 854l. 2s. 4d. received by Aaron Chapman, agent of the said Col. Codrington in the Island of Nevis; 1513l. 12s. 9¾d. received by Mr. Samuell Horn, Agent of same in Montserrat; 755l. 3s. 10d. and 274l. 8s. 0d. received by Edward Parsons agent of same in Montserrat and 6 other items of surcharge detailed making a total of 23394l. 9s. 2¾d. Against this total charge he is hereby to be discharged and allowed as follows: 10088l. 11s. 4d. paid to said Regiment before 1 April 1693; 521l. 0s. 0¼d. for provisions and 1069l. 3s. 11d. for disbursements for same before said date; 673l. 4s. 0d. for pay and 192l. 12s. 5½d. for disbursements for same as by Col. Henry Holt's acknowledgments; 1931l. 5s. 3d. for payments and provisions for Col. Thomas Hill's Foot Company in St. Christopher; 200l. paid to Capt. David Ganspoel for 2 years to Dec. 1690; 500l. paid to [Blathwaite] the Auditor and Surveyor General of the Revenues in America for 5 years' salary to 1694 March 25; 3500l. for salary of 700l. per an. to said late Col. Codrington as Governor in Chief to 1694 Oct. 6; 487l. 18s. 4d. for 100 barrels of gunpowder bought at Barbados in June 1691; 14l. 7s. 0d. for the stowage of the 100 chests of farthings; 295l. paid to the gunner and his 2 matrosses at the fort at St. Christopher for salary for 3 years and 8 months; 227l. 10s. 0d. for a sloop and provisions for the volunteers at Augusta against the French at Martinique and for the hire of the sloop Barbonda to attend the Chief Governor in that expedition; 5l. paid to Henry Pelly and Thomas Symond, two miners sent from England; 134l. 10s. 5d. for bread and oatmeal furnished to Capt. Wright's squadron of ships and 107l. 1s. 10d. for same to same in 1691; 392l. 5s. 9½d. for payments for sick sailors of said squadron put on shore at Barbados in 1691; 160l. for hospital charges for the sick of the King's ship Chester put ashore at Nevis in June 1693; 138l. for the hire of the sloop Hope and 2 divers employed in getting up the great guns and anchors lost by the Chester at Barbados and 4 other sums detailed for wastage and remain of provision, and commission &c. and 359l. 17s. 11¼d. for the said late Colonel's trouble and risk in paying said moneys; making a total discharge of 23394l. 9s. 2¾d. Warrants not relating to Money XVI, pp. 343–7.
Feb. 23.William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Works for a particular of the ordinary expense of the Works for the year commencing Xmas last. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 191.
Same to Mr. Hill. In pursuance of the Treasury Lords' orders of the 14th inst. "entered in the Minutes of my book" you are desired to give such bills of exchange to the Envoy of Holland for payment of 1,300,000 guilders or as much as remains unpaid thereof, taking care to receive from him the orders and tallies of 125000l. which were deposited in the hands of Monsieur Claverskerque; out of which you are first to pay the merchants for the bills which they shall furnish for payment of the said 1,300,000 guilders; and the rest of the said tallies are to be delivered to the Earl of Ranelagh for the service of the Forces. Ibid.
Same to the Marquess of Carmarthen to report (after hearing the parties) on the enclosed papers [missing] relating to the difference betwixt Capt. Ash, formerly a Capt. in your Marine Regiment, and Capt. Bradbury, who succeeded him, about the account of the said Company's clothes. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords have considered the complaints against John Dutton Colt Esq. Collector of Bristol port. You are to dismiss him forthwith. Ibid, p. 192.
Same to the Auditor of the Revenue of [the Duchy of] Cornwall for an account of the whole revenue arising to the King within the Duchy of Cornwall ("the whole revenue within his audit") for the last year ending Xmas 1699 and of the charge thereupon within that time. For the future you are to send such account quarterly. (The like letter to the Receiver General for the Duchy of Cornwall: to the Auditor for the revenue of Wales and to the Receiver for the Land Revenue of North Wales and the ditto of South Wales respectively: to the Commissioners of the Alienation Office: to the Commissioners of Wine Licences.) Ibid.
Feb. 23.William Lowndes to Mr. Sansom. My Lords desire that Mr. Delaval be instructed in the Customs in order to qualify for some employment therein. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 192.
Feb. 25.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1000l. to me, Lowndes, on my unsatisfied order for secret service. Disposition Book XV, p. 140.
Feb. 26.Money warrant for 2000l. to Ann, Duchess of Monmouth (now Duchess of Buccleuch) for half a year to Lady day last on her pension: out of Civil List moneys. Money Book XV, p. 61.
Same for 53l. 11s. 10d. to Thomas East, engraver, for 194 ounces 19 penny weight of silver made use of in several seals made by him in the late reign for the service of the Plantations and since disposed of by his Majesty and which he ought to have been paid for apart from the workmanship, as is certified by William Blathwayte. (Money order dated March 5 hereon.) Ibid, p. 61. Order Book V, p. 205.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies of pro on the Tenths for all arrears from 1695 Xmas on the pension of 200l. per an. granted by Charles II to Sir Samuell Moreland and his son for their lives: with dormant clause for the continuation of same hereafter. Money Book XV, p. 62.
Money warrant for 199l. 3s. 7½d. to Andrew Huddleston and Thomas Brougham, Receivers General of Taxes for Cos. Westmorland and Cumberland, for an overpayment on their account of the subsidies for 1697, same to be immediately paid back on their account of the present 3s. Aid. (Money order dated March 6 hereon.) Ibid., p. 63. Order Book V, p. 154.
Same for 200l. to James, Earl of Castlehaven as in part of 300l. for so much due to Lady day next on his pension of 300l. per an. granted by the privy seal of 1699 June 15. (Money order dated March 1 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 63. Order Book V, p. 152.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill, detailed, of the Hawkers and Pedlars licensing Office for the year ended 1699 Xmas (total 530l.) Money Book XV, p. 73.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 45l. 12s. 0d. to Henry Ayloffe, King's Remembrancer of the Exchequer Court, for 1 year to Xmas last on the fees due to himself and his clerks heretofore usually paid to him by the customers of the outports for passing their accounts. Ibid., p. 65.
Same to same to pay same 462l. 15s. 4d. for parchment and other necessaries for the blank books of the Customers, Comptroller and searchers of the outports for one year from Xmas last. (The like warrant for a sum not stated for the like necessaries for the blank books of the Surveyor General of London port for same year.) Ibid, p. 66.
Feb. 26.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 165l. 0s. 1d. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, to be applied as follows; out of the 300l. sometime since directed to be issued to Robert Wood, William Storey and William Clark: viz.
£s.d.
for William Story on his 20l. per an. in lieu of ground taken from him: viz. for 2¼ years to 1697 Xmas45
for William Clark for looking after and repairing the fences of the trees in St. James's Park for 4 years to 1697 Xmas on 26l. per an., and 16l. 0s. 1d. for a bill of disbursements12001
(same to said Lloyd to so pay same.) Disposition Book XV, p. 140.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Root as wine taster in London port loco Henry Prescott, deceased.
William Hart as collector of Bristol port loco John Dutton Colt Esq.
William Mills as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Benjamin Cotton removed to the superior list.
Nathaniel Jordan (a tidesman in the Superior List London port upwards of 30 years and worn out with the hardship of that duty) and William Butterfield (a noontender ibid) to exchange places, the said Butterfield becoming a tidesman in the inferior list loco James Menkey who is to be moved to the superior list loco the said Jordan. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 60.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Newsham gent, son and executor of John Newsham late Receiver General of taxes for Co. Warwick, praying allowance of 236l. 5s. 0d. for the deficiency of clipped money paid into the office of Lord Fitzharding [one of the four Tellers of the Receipt] within the time limited by the Act for taking such moneys "but being, in a hurry, thrown by," the petitioner was forced to bear the loss; further praying an allowance of 465l. 10s. 0d. for extraordinary charges in his receipt. Reference Book VII, p. 369.
Same to William Aldworth of the petition of the Earl of Montague shewing that (in satisfaction of a fee farm rent payable to the Queen Dowager out of Newhall and other lands purchased by George, Duke of Albemarle) Charles II granted an annuity of 38l. 13s. 11½d. out of crown rents in Co. Midd. for the life of the now Queen Dowager; upon which annuity there is due to said Lord Montague in right of his wife, late the Duchess of Albemarle, 425l. 19s. 6½d. from the time of the Duke's death in Oct. 1688 to Michaelmas 1699: therefore praying orders to Auditor Aldworth [as auditor for said County] to issue his debentures on the Receiver of said County for said sum. Ibid, p. 370.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Katherine Harbord (Herbert) widow, of a piece of land outside the wall of St. James's Park ut supra p. 257 for 42½ years from Xmas last at the rent of 9l. 12s. 6d. per an.
Prefixing: Surveyor General's constat and ratal of the premises.
Appending: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 331–2, 333.
Feb. 27.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 2134l. 1s. 4d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: out of the next January instalment of the Two Millions: to be applied to satisfy the non-commission officers and men of several late Companies of Marines for abatements from their pay exceeding the charge of their regimental clothes. Money Book XV, p. 63.
William Lowndes to Sir Charles Isaac for a particular of the charge of the wines bought in France by the King's command to about 5000l.; and likewise of the Household expenses in Holland during his Majesty's being abroad the last summer. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 192.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to forbear appointing Mr. Hart as collector of Bristol on my Lords' warrant of yesterday. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Samuell Heynes praying payment of 87l. on his allowance of 12s. a day as Reader of the Mathematics to his Majesty's Engineers. Ibid, p. 193.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Martha Donelan, mother and administratrix of Ensign Mathew Roydon deceased, praying that the respites on her son's pay may be taken off. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners enclosing Thomas Hall's report [missing] on George Shenton's petition. What salary does Shenton deserve in his present employment? Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Byndlos, proprietor of salt works near Portsmouth, shewing that he sent up 5600 bushels of salt to the salters to be sold by weight which they would only buy by the measure which proved a considerable loss to him; that he is indebted 900l. to the King for salt Duty: therefore praying an allowance of 10 per cent. upon his paying the said Duty in ready money as the Act directs and some consideration for his loss in selling the same by measure. Reference Book VII, p. 369.
Same to same of the petition of John Martin, late a collector of Excise, shewing that in 1694 he was discharged from his employ and his books and accounts immediately commanded from him; and was some time after ordered to give in a state of the arrears to the succeeding collector by which the petitioner is charged with a debt of 116l. 13s. 0½d. to the King, for which he is persecuted; but if a true account were made the King would owe him 31l. 12s. 4½d.; therefore praying a stay of proceedings till his account be truly stated. Ibid, p. 370.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Green, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Stafford ever since the Revolution, shewing that one Woodward (whom petitioner employed for many years to make returns of moneys [by bills] for him) went off with 2841l. 5s. 3d. which petitioner has made good: therefore praying leave to sue in the King's name against 2 mortgaged estates of Woodward's out of which petitioner can recover said debt. Ibid., p. 371.
Feb. 28.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet dated Kensington for a privy seal for payment of a yearly allowance of 25l. to Anthony Marie D'La Croze, vicar of the parish church of Old Windsor, and to his successors vicars of the said church as in lieu and compensation for all tithes, as from 1698 Xmas, there being insufficient maintenance for the minister of said parish which is one of the largest in England, but the greatest and best part of Windsor Great Park is in the said parish for which he has no allowance either for the herbage of the deer or agistment of the cattle or from the persons living in the said park who have great stock of cattle, fruit and other tithable things and though the late Chief Ranger thereof paid him a sum in lieu of tithes, yet since his death nothing has been paid by the present Chief Ranger or by any other the inhabitants thereof. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 161.
Same to same for a same for passing the accounts as follows of Dr. John Richards deceased (who was appointed to execute the office of Treasurer of the Chamber) for 1 year and 359 days from 1692 June 28 to 1694 June 24: all notwithstanding that the preceding accounts of the Treasurer of the Chamber [Sir Rowland Gwyn] are not before the Auditors for which reason the Auditor "could not examine whether the salaries mentioned in the [said Richards'] account now to be passed do commence from the times they ought; that the accountant craves allowance for payments agreed to be made in full of several bills and warrants part of which are alleged to be paid by Sir Rowland Gywn Kt. late Treasurer of our Chamber and the warrants and bills to remain with him; that the payments to our messengers were usually made according to the rolls delivered in by the clerk of the cheque to the said messengers but that no such rolls are now brought to vouch the same." The said accounts are hereby to be passed notwithstanding the absence of such prior accounts, rolls or vouchers, the King being well satisfied with the truth of the account. Further allowance of interest is to be made to the said Richards at 6 per cent. in the sum of 3219l. 13s. 3d. advanced by him which was to be repaid him out of the profits of the said Office and he has accordingly been so repaid the said principal and a further 133l. 5d. 0d. for interest "although it did not appear to our said auditor how the profits did arise by which the principal was paid, otherwise than by a paper delivered in by the accountants." He is further to be allowed 421l. 16s. 0d. for incident charges during the time of this account. Ibid., pp. 161–2.
Same dated Kensington to Sir Thomas Trevor, Attorney General, to acknowledge satisfaction upon record of the penalty or forfeiture of 120l. set in Michaelmas term last on John Hooke of Salehurst Co. Sussex yeoman for transportation of 7 packs of wool into France; Henry Baker the Treasury Solicitor having certified that the verdict was in his opinion against the evidence. Ibid., p. 274.
Feb. 28.Royalsign manual for 1455l. 10s. 9d. to Matthew Aylmer Esq. "who lately commanded a squadron of our ships in the Mediterranean" as in satisfaction of so much paid by him as follows viz. 125l. to William Cole, Consul at Algiers for the redemption of two Christian slaves; 1213l. 12s. 6d. to Capt. Delavall for his charges and expenses in carrying on a treaty with the Emperor of Morocco or his Alcaid relative to the redemption of English captives; 63l. 11s. 5d. to Capt. Baker for entertainment of 4 Moors for 78 days from 1698 Nov. 25 to Feb. 5 following; 23l. 10s. 10d. to George Nicholas who was employed as interpreter by the said Capt. Delavall; 30l. to Anthony Packer for things bought from him for a present to the Alcaid of Tetuan. (Money warrant dated March 1 hereon.) (Money order dated March 5 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt dated March 22 to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 275. Money Book XV, p. 62. Order Book V, p. 160. Disposition Book XV, p. 152.
Same for 5552l. 4s. 7¼d. to Joost, Earl of Albemarle, Master of the Robes, as imprest for the service of the Robes. (Money warrant dated March 1 hereon). (Money order dated March 13 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 276. Money Book XV, p. 62. Order Book V, p. 154.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 182260l. 14s. 3½d. for the respective items as in the following Distribution of the Civil List as follows, to wit for 29 weeks beginning from Feb. 1 inst. and ending with the week ending Aug. 21 next.
Appending: schedule of the said Distribution.
to the Cofferer of the Household, for the rest of the 5000l. for wines from France as by the letter of Dec. 7 last supra p. 227, by 200l. a week for the first 18 weeks.
to the Works in part of 19800l. (remainder of 21800l.) to clear the Works to 1698 June 24 as by the letter of Nov. 28 last supra p. 227, by 400l. a week for 29 weeks.
to the Gardens to complete the Establishment to 1698 June 24 as by letter of Oct. 31 last supra p— by 200l. a week for the first two weeks.
to Lord Paget as by the letter of Dec. 11 last supra p. 202, by 500l. a week for 11 weeks and 698l. 5s. 0d. for the twelfth week.
to Philip Ryley, the remainder of 2170l. for works in the Parks as by letter of June 8 last supra Tr. Cal. XIV, p. 381, by 50l. a week for 13 weeks and 70l. for the 14th week.
for Mr. Packer's liberates, the remainder of 3432l. 10s. 6¾d. as by letter of Aug. 24 last supra p. 134 by 200l. for the first 2 weeks and 232l. 10s. 6¾d. for the third week.
to the Chamberlain of London (notwithstanding the letter of Jan. 20 last supra p. 256) by 200l. a week for the 12th and seven following weeks and 152l. 3s. 0d. for the 19th week.
to the Judges et al for last Michaelmas term as by the letter of Dec. 6 last supra p. 226 by 3525l. 13s. 4d. in the first week.
to the Secretaries of State, the Earl of Jersey's 1000l. and Mr. Vernon's 500l. as by the letter of Dec. 12 last supra p. 230 by 1500l. in the first week: all the above directions being for payments appointed by letters before the 1st inst.
to the Cofferer of the Household for emptions 800l. a week for the whole 29 weeks.
to the Privy Purse for the current year from Xmas last 600l. a week for the whole 29 weeks.
to the ditto more to complete 40,000l. for the year ended at Xmas last 500l. a week for 16 weeks and 600l. for the 17th week.
to the Stables for liveries, buying horses and extraordinaries 400l. a week for the whole 29 weeks.
to the Works [for works] at Hampton Court being 200l. a week for same and 10l. a week for painting at Windsor 210l. a week for the whole 29 weeks.
to same in part of 11156l. 3s. 10d. to clear the Office of the Works to Xmas 1698, 200l. a week for the whole 29 weeks.
to the Gardens to clear the established allowance to Xmas 1698, 200l. a week for the first 12 weeks.
to ditto at Hampton Court in part of 6000l., 150l. a week for the whole 29 weeks.
to the Robes to clear them to Nov. 4 last (2552l. 4s. 7½d. and 2000l.) 500l. a week from the 4th to the 11th week and 552l. 4s. 7½d. on the 12th week.
to ditto from Nov. 24 last 1000l. at the end of every quarter to wit for the quarter ended Feb. 4 inst., 500l. per week for the 13th and 14th weeks.
to the Treasurer of the Chamber for 10984l. 17s. 0d. to clear the wages to 1698 Xmas; 2000l. a week for the 4th to the 8th week and 984l. 17s. 0d. for the 9th week.
to ditto for Messengers' bills: to be issued as my Lords shall direct: 1000l. per week for the 10th to the 14th week.
to ditto for Sir Godfrey Kneller 850l. and for the Maundy 200l.; 1050l. in the 9th week.
to the Foreign Ministers as per a distinct letter thereof 13358l. 18s. 7d.: by 6 unequal payments from the 6th to the 11th week.
to the Cofferer to clear 24138l. 7s. 2½d. for wages and board wages [payable] in that Office viz. to 1698 Xmas by 2000l. a week from the 4th to the 14th week and 2138l. 7s. 2½d. for the 15th week.
to the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners 3000l. for half a year to Xmas 1698: by 1000l. per week for the 7th to the 9th week.
the King's goldsmith 1595l. 6s. 4d. to clear him to Xmas 1698: in one sum on the 10th week.
the King's jeweller 2200l. to clear him to Xmas 1698: by 500l. a week for the 11th to the 13th week and 700l. for the 14th week.
the King's printer 3837l. 10s. 1½d. for the remainder of 4837l. 10s. 1½d. due at Michaelmas 1698: by 837l. 10s. 1½d. in the 19th week and 300l. a week for the remaining ten weeks.
Mr. Blathwayt 1780l. 10s. 6d. for the remainder of 2780l. 10s. 6d. due for the year 1698; by 780l. 10s. 6d. for the 16th week and 500l. a week for the 17th and 18th weeks.
Mr. Ryley 394l. 8s. 0d. for watering Hyde Park and repairs there: by one payment in the 15th week.
(Total disposition 182260l. 14s. 3¼d.).—Disposition Book XV, p. 141.
Feb. 28.William Lowndes to the Earl of Bath. As Lord Godolphin intends to make some additional building to his house in St. James's Park he desires leave to bring in the material through Arlington Gate, he making good any damage to the road. The Treasury Lords desire you to permit same. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 194.
Feb. 29.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 4411l. 5s. 6d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be for a week's subsistence to the Forces to March 3 next including the Regiment at Guernsey and Jersey. Disposition Book XV, p. 141.