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'Warrants etc: March 1700, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 15: 1699-1700 (1933), pp. 286-298. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83236 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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March 1700, 1-15

March 1.Royal sign manual for the following payments as royal bounty: viz.
£
to Mary, Duchess of Bucks.300
to Dorothy, Countess of Dorchester400
to Robert Phillips, Esq.100
to Thomas Povey100
to Katherine Leslie100
to Katherine & Mary O'Hara, each 50l.100
(Money warrant dated March 15 hereon.) (Money orders dated March 18 for the Duchess of Buckingham and the O'Haras, and March 27 for Povey, Phillips and Leslie). (William Lowndes to the Receipt, dated March 19, to pay out of Civil List Money the 100l. to the O'Haras and 300l. to the Duchess of Bucks as above; and the 2000l. to Duchess of Buccleuch ut supra p. 280; the 750l. to the Duchess of Grafton ut supra p. 289; the 750l. each to the Dukes of Northumberland and Southampton ut supra p. 289; and the 200l. to the Earl of Castlehaven ut supra p. 280.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 278. Money Book XV, p. 73. Order Book V, pp. 161, 174. Disposition Book XV, pp. 149, 150.
William Lowndes to the Victualling Commissioners to furnish forthwith provisions for one whole year for the soldiers (being 61 in number) now at Newfoundand at the rate of 6d. per man per day at prime cost and to send same to Newfoundland by his Majesty's ship Tilbury now in the Medway: being the like rate as were provided last year. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 193.
Same to Mr. Aldworth. On your report relating to the officers at Hampton Court my Lords ordered that Mr. Yonge should deliver in his accounts to you as steward or bailiff of the manor of Hampton, [to wit] for the years 1698 and 1699. On receipt thereof you are to make forth a state of the arrears due to the said officers. (Same to said William Young to so deliver his said account). Ibid, pp. 193, 194.
Same to Sir Cloudesley Shovell to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Admiral Killigrew and on the petition of the sergeants and others of the late Company of Capt. Nevill in the late Second Marine Regiment. Ibid, p. 194.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Robert Lucy Esq. relating to the temporalities of the bishopric of St. Davids. Ibid, p. 195.
March 1.Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of William Clayton for the discharge of a great debt due from him to the King on his paying 1000l., he being in a very deplorable condition and not able to advance more. Reference Book VII, p. 370.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown lands of the petition of Charles Mason for a 99 years' lease of a mill in the parish of Churchstoke in Co. Montgomery proposing to give his Majesty a rent of 1l. 3s. 4d. per an. provided his Majesty will rebuild the mill, or otherwise a rent of 3s. 4d. and he will rebuild at his own charge. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Sir John Conyers, (one of the securities of Mr. Mason, Receiver General for Co. Cambridge) praying not to be liable for any more of Mr. Mason's debts than he has given security for and that a part of Mason's estate may be applied for payment of his debt on the 3s. Aid. Ibid, p. 372.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to supersede process against John Mason and his security, as late Receiver of Taxes for Co. Cambridge and Ely, until further order. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 330.
March 2.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 800l. to Mr. Roberts on the unsatisfied order in his name for purchasing lands at Windsor: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XV, p. 141.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to charge to the head of Wear and Tear of the Navy the 509l. 15s. 0d. estimated for the charge of a chain, capstand and other materials directed by the Admiralty Lords' order of Feb. 5 last to be provided and sent to Newfoundland for securing the harbour of St. John. Ibid, p. 142.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make forth bills for impresting (out of the 2134l. 1s. 4d. directed to be issued to the Earl of Ranelagh ut supra p. 282) the sum of 2024l. 6s. 9d. to the late Colonels of the late Marine Regiments for the non-commission officers and men of the Companies as follow for abatements exceeding their regimental clothes: viz.
199l. 6s. 11d. to the Marquess of Carmarthen for Capt. Benjamin Bennett's Company for 1689–90 Feb. 1 to 1691–2 March 20.
119l. 0s. 4d. to same for Capt. Ellis Cooper's Company for 1689 to 1690.
for 343l. 17s. 1d. to same for Capt. Antho Gibbons for 1689–90 Feb. 13 to the time they were broke.
for 243l. 3s. 2d, to same for Capt. Edward Weaver for 1694 to the time they were broke.
for 362l. 12s. 0d. to Sir Cloudesley Shovell for Capt. John Webb's Company for 1693–4 Jan. 1 to 1698 Sept. 30.
for 471l. 2s. 7d. to same for Capt. George Rodney's Company for 1690 April 6 to 1698 Sept. 30.
for 285l. 4s. 8d. to the executors of the late Lord Berkeley for his lordship's own company for 1695 Oct. 14 to 1697 Oct. 19 as by an account thereof signed by Paul Batchiller eldest Lieutenant in the said Company. Disposition Book XV, pp. 143–4.
March 2.William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay to the Navy Treasurer the 2134l. 1s. 4d. ut supra p. 287. Ibid., p. 144.
Same to Mr. Blaythwayt to insert in the Establishment of the Forces which is now preparing the allowances of 160l. per an. for the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and 50l. per an. to the Lieutenant of Dover Castle. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 194.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to take care (upon the occasion of the death of Mr. Abbott, late Cashier of the Customs) of the cash and [Exchequer] Bills in his Office until the appointment of a new Cashier. Meanwhile the patent officers are to be charged with the growing receipts. Ibid, p. 195.
Same to the Marquess of Carmarthen to examine carefully the enclosed accounts [missing] of John Phillips, a Captain in your late Marine Regiment, viz. of 699l. 17s. 6d. due to the non-commission officers and soldiers thereof for excess of abatements for clothes: the amount seeming to my Lord to be more than those exhibited by the other captains. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to William Blaythwayt to allow (as if it were an original) in the account of Col. Christopher Codrington deceased the attested extract [missing] of a letter from the said Codrington deceased as entered in the Plantation Books and attested by William Popple, Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 333.
March 3.Money warrant for 48l. 17s. 4½d. to the executors of William Wolseley Esq., late Conservator and Supervisor of the Forest of Dean, 21l. 7s. 4¼d. thereof for 78 days 1697 Sept. 29 to Dec. 26 (the day of his death) on his allowance of 100l. per an. as Conservator; 20l. for the 6 keepers of the Walks in said forest for 1697 Xmas quarter; on their 80l. per an., and the remaining 7l. 10s. 0d. for said keepers for same time on their 30l. per an. to be distributed among them according to the quantity of inclosure within their respective Walks. (Money order dated March 12 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 68. Order Book V, p. 158.
March 5.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to distribute and apply 36609l. 7s. 9½d. to Deficient Funds as follows: said sum being the receipts from branches of the revenue as follows between Feb. 6 last and March 5 inst. viz. 4649l. 0s. 5d. received on the Window Act; 4129l. 7s. 9d. received on the Additional Impositions; 362l. 13s. 6½d. received on the New Duty on Salt; 4599l. 13s. 6d. received on the Duty on Paper continued; 22868l. 12s. 7d. received on the new Customs. The said distribution is hereby to be as follows:
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament.How they stood upon the Register 1699–1700 March 5.The distribution and application hereby prescribed.
First 4s. Aid556221056093561405164
Third 4s. Aid4073720340307703297230
Fourth 4s. Aid917101138984441676691111
Second Quarterly Poll8927513489965134651611½
Three Fourths Customs2134471592014471596557511½
Salt and Glass etc.17115000015707461661248619
Two Thirds Additional Excise1600000012905411111167611½
Additional Impositions44517774440000003247196
Vellum and Parchment22411472356011716352
Marriages6480000064800000472715
Wines and Vinegar etc.1461811914618119106610
501777974823455177366097
Money Book XV, p. 72.
March 5.Money warrant for 750l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton for 1693 Lady day quarter on his annuity. Ibid, p. 77.
Same for 250l. to Isabella, Duchess Dowager of Grafton and 500l. to her son Charles, Duke of Grafton, for 1698 Sept. 29 quarter on their annuities. Ibid, p. 79.
Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to pay (out of the Post Office revenue) 1175l. to the Duchess of Cleveland for 1697 Lady day quarter on her annuity. Ibid, p. 86.
Money warrant for 750l. to George, Duke of Northumberland for 1698 Michaelmas quarter on his annuity. Ibid, p. 87.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue out of the Civil List moneys the sums to the 19 Foreign Ministers and the 260l. 16s. 8d. to the Officers of the Ceremony ut infra pp. 291–3, 300–1, in separate successive amounts, detailed, totalling 1993l. for the week ending March 13 and 2275l. 19s. 5d.; 2168l. 0s. 6d., 2346l., 2110l. 1s. 2d., and 2465l. 17s. 6d. for the five succeeding weeks (total, 13358l. 18s. 7d.): being additional to the sixth to the eleventh weeks of the Civil List distribution scheme ut supra pp. 284–5. Disposition Book XV, pp. 145–6.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay to Susanna Vaux, widow of John Vaux, 82l. 4s. 1d. on her paying the sum of 331l. 1s. 7d. she having petitioned ut supra p. 188 and the said Commissioners having reported that though by the Act of Navigation her goods are forfeit, being the goods of Asia imported in a French ship, yet they think it too great a hardship to take advantage of the forfeiture and that if she pay the Customs on her goods, being 248l. 17s. 6d., she deserves relief of the King's share of the forfeiture being 82l. 4s. 1d. which sum she has been frightened into paying to the officer who seized. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 61–2.
March 5.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Benj. Jones praying to be Collector at Harwich port. Reference Book VII, p. 370.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated Feb. 19 last from the Duke of Shrewsbury, Lord Chamberlain, to Charles Godfrey Esq., Master of the Jewel House, to provide and deliver to Sir Charles Cotterell, Master of the Ceremonies, the King's picture set round with diamonds to the value of 830l. to be presented by the King to the Count de Prela, Ambassador Extraordinary from the Duke of Savoy; and a gold chain and medal of 100l. value to be presented to Monsieur Courageux, Secretary to his Excellency. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 332.
March 6.Royal sign manual for 200l. to Nahum Tate, Poet Laureat, as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated March 19 hereon.) (Money order dated March 28 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 259. Money Book XV, p. 76. Order Book V, p. 165.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to John Ferne of the office of Customs Cashier (Receiver General and Cashier of all Customs and Subsidies of Tonnage and Poundage &c. for England Wales and Berwick and of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty in Barbados and the Leeward Islands and of the Coinage Duty) with the salary of 1000l. per an. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 279–80.
Money warrant for 500l. to Henry Baker: upon account: for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated March 12 hereon.). (William Lowndes to the Receipt dated March 15 to pay same out of Civil List Moneys). Money Book XV, p. 64. Order Book V, p. 153. Disposition Book XV, p. 149.
Same for 3000l. to Thomas Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, as imprest for half a year to 1698 Xmas for the wages and board wages of said Band. (Money order dated March 12 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 65. Order Book V, p. 154.
Same for 30l. to Cornelius Dyer as reward for his share in the conviction of John Quarrington, Henry Quarrington and Thomas Hitchcocke, counterfeiters: as by the order of Lord Chief Justice Holt to the sheriff of Co. Bucks but the said sum not having been [paid and thereupon allowance thereof] claimed by the said sheriff. (Money order dated May 10 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 65. Order Book V, p. 179.
Same for 24l. 0s. 4½d. to John Billers Esq. late Sheriff for Co. Herts for a surplusage on his account to 1697 Sept. 29 by reason of payments for the arrest of Joseph Fry and Clark Corsey, two highway robbers. (Money order dated April 22 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 69. Order Book V, p. 188.
Same for 30l. to John Smith gent. one of the Pages of the Bedchamber for himself and the rest of said Pages, for the charges they are at in washing sheets not only for themselves but for Gentlemen and Grooms of the Bedchamber and for carrying same from place to place as his Majesty hath occasion to remove his royal person: all for the year ended Feb. 13 last. (Money order dated March 12 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 69. Order Book V, p. 164.
March 6.William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed report [missing] of the Surveyor General of Crown Lands on the petition of John Worth et al relating to the arrears (between 1696 May and 1698 Aug. 18 "the date of their lease") of the perquisites of the office of Havener of the Duchy of Cornwall. To whom do the said arrears belong? Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 195.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Hester Walker concerning the 15l. 8s. 4d. due to her from the Company of Miners and deducted from them by you. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of George Dodington Esq. concerning the reversions of some annuities purchased by him (through a mistake) after the life was fallen. Have my Lords the power (in respect of the Act of Parliament) to give warrant for changing the name of the nominee for [or into] the reversions of any other annuities of the like value? Ibid., p. 196.
Same to Mr. Povey to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Christopher Codrington Esq. relating to some arrears due to his late father. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Richard Vaux gent. for a reward for the pains of himself and his uncle Mr. Thomas Melbourne in receiving and entering the duplicates of the Taxes in the King's Remembrancer's Office, from March 1692 to 29 June 1698. Reference Book VII, p. 371.
March 8.Money warrant for 10l. 13s. 4d. to Sir John Cotton Kt. for two years to 1699 Xmas on his perpetuity. Money Book XV, p. 66.
Same for 91l. to — Marmande (whom his Majesty has appointed to remain for his service at Brussels), for a quarter's ordinary from Nov. 1st last to Jan. 31 last. (Money order dated March 13 hereon.) Ibid., p. 66. Order Book V, p. 155.
Same for 455l. to James Cresset for a quarter's ordinary 1698 Dec. 5 to 1698–9 March 6 as Envoy Extraordinary to the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburg. (Money order ut supra.)
and 677l. to same for extraordinaries, which with 1991l. 15s. 6d. already paid to him at several times is in full of 10 bills of extraordinaries for 1696 Sept. 12 to 1698–9 March 12. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XV, p. 67. Order Book V, p. 155.
Same for 91l. to Hugh Gregg for a quarter's ordinary 1698 Sept. 25 to Dec. 25 as Resident at the Court of Denmark. (Money order ut supra.)
and 497l. 0s. 3d. to same for extraordinaries, which with 1400l. already paid him is in full of seven bills of extraordinaries from 1695 Oct. 1 to 1698 Oct. 1. (Money order dated March 13 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 67. Order Book V, p. 155.
March 8.Money warrant for 1700l. to the Earl of Jersey, late Ambassador in France, for 17 weeks' ordinary 1698–9 Jan. 16 to 1699 May 14 being the day of his return into the presence. (Money order ut supra).
and 915l. 4s. 0d. for one bill of extraordinaries from 1698–9 Jan. 20 to May 14. (Money order ut supra.) (William Lowndes to the Receipt dated March 22 to pay both sums out of Civil List moneys.) Money Book XV, p. 67. Order Book V, p. 155. Disposition Book XV, p. 152.
Same for 182l. to Robert Sutton, Secretary at Vienna, for a quarter's ordinary from 1698 Oct. 30 to 1698–9 Jan. 29. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XV, p. 67. Order Book V, p. 155.
Same for 455l. to Richard Hill, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector of Bavaria [as] Governor of Flanders, for a quarter's ordinary from 1698 November 26 to 1698–9 Feb. 25. (Money order ut supra.)
and 421l. 3s. 6d. for extraordinaries, which with 900l. already paid him is in full of six bills of extraordinaries from 1695–6 March 1 to 1698–9 March 1. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XV, p. 67. Order Book V, p. 156.
Same for 455l. to Alexander Stanhope, late Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Spain, for a quarter's ordinary 1698 Nov. 8 to 1698–9 Feb. 7. (Money order ut supra.)
and 177l. for extraordinaries, which with 1800l. already paid him is in full of three bills of extraordinaries from 1695–6 Feb. 21 to 1698–9 Feb. 21. Money Book XV, p. 67. Order Book V, p. 156.
Same for 455l. to Paul Methuen Esq., Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal, for a quarter's ordinary 1698 Dec. 10 to 1698–9 March 10. (Money order ut supra.)
and 218l. for extraordinaries, which with 300l. already paid him is in full of a bill of extraordinaries from 1696–7 March 9 to 1697–8 March 9. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XV, p. 70. Order Book V, p. 157.
Same for 364l. to John Robinson Esq., his Majesty's Resident at the Court of Sweden, for a quarter's ordinary 1698 Oct. 30 [? Sept.] to Dec. 31. (Money order ut supra.)
and 193l. 12s. 6d. for extraordinaries, which with 1000l. already paid him is in full of five bills of extraordinaries 1696 Aug. 3 to 1698–9 Feb. 3. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XV, p. 70. Order Book V, p. 156.
Same for 455l. to George Stepney, Envoy Extraordinary to several Princes of Germany on the Rhine and to the Elector Palatine, for a quarter's ordinary 1698 Sept. 30 to Dec. 30. (Money order ut supra.)
and 296l. 3s. 5d. for extraordinaries, which with 27l. 15s. 7d. already paid him is in full of two bills of extraordinaries 1698 Sept. 30 to 1699 March 30. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XV, p. 70. Order Book V, p. 156.
March 8.Same for 910l. to Phillibert de Hervart, Envoy Extraordinary to the Swiss Cantons, for six months' ordinary 1698 Sept. 16 to 1698–9 March 18. (Money order ut supra.)
and 239l. 15s. 0d. for extraordinaries, which with 600 already paid him is in full of a bill of extraordinaries 1696 July 1 to 1696–7 Jan. 11. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XV, p. 70. Order Book V, p. 156.
Same for 1104l. 7s. 6d. to William, Earl of Portland, late Ambassador Extraordinary to France, which with 800l. already paid him is in full of a bill of extraordinaries 1697–8 Jan. 10 to 1698 June 19. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XV, p. 71. Order Book V, p. 157.
Same for 1300l. to Sir Joseph Williamson, late Ambassador in Holland, for a quarter's ordinary 1698 Oct. 10 to 1698–9 Jan. 9. (Money order dated April 8 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 71. Order Book V, p. 157.
Same for 386l. 5s. 6d. to Mathew Pryor, late Secretary to the Embassy in France, which with 689l. 5s. 0d. already paid him is in full of five bills of extraordinaries 1697 Aug. 1 to 1698–9 Feb. 10. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XV, p. 71. Order Book V, p. 156.
Same for 1361l. 10s. 0d. to Henry, Visct. Galway, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy, which with 150l. already paid him is in full of a bill of extraordinaries 1696 July 1 to 1696–7 Jan. 11. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XV, p. 71. Order Book V, p. 157.
Same for 546l. to Sir Paul Rycaut, his Majesty's Resident with the Hanse Towns for six months' ordinary 1698 Sept. 18 to 1698–9 March 19. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XV, p. 71. Order Book V, p. 157.
Same for 547l. 4s. 6d. to Robert, Lord Lexinton, late Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany and afterwards Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for the Treaty of a General Peace, which with 1650l. already paid him is in full of three bills of extraordinaries as Envoy 1696 June 1 to 1696–7 March 1 and three like bills as Plenipotentiary 1696–7 March 1 to 1697–8 March 20. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XV, p. 71. Order Book V, p. 157.
Same for 500l. to Sir Lambert Blackwell, Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Tuscany, for six months' ordinary 1698 July 23 to 1698–9 Jan. 23. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XV, p. 71. Order Book V, p. 157.
Same for 630l. to James Cresset Esq., Envoy to the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburg, and Sir Paul Rycaut, Resident with the Hanse Towns, for a bill of charges expended by his Majesty's particular order on occasion of celebrating a festival for the General Peace with fire works &c. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XV, p. 71. Order Book V, p. 157.
March 8.Money warrant for 394l. 8s. 0d. to Philip Ryley to be applied as follows: viz.
£s.d.
to divers persons for watering Hyde Park for the years 1698 and 169927140
to William Wheatley for ordinary reparations in said Park 1698 July 18 to 1699 June 189800
to William Partridge, smith, for ironwork490
to James Houghton for gravelling needful places in the Ring in said Park3180
for repairing the Buck Barn, the deer pen about it and Emerson's Lodge in said Park16170
(Money order dated March 18 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 69. Order Book V, p. 159.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 4411l. 5s. 6d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces; being for a week's subsistence to March 10 inst. to the Forces, including the Regiment at Guernsey and Jersey. Disposition Book XV, p. 147.
Same to Mr. Henning to pay over to Mr. Henry Wise for works at the gardens and parks at Hampton Court as follows the 6000l. lately directed to be issued to you by 150l. a week (see supra p. 285), taking care that the said works be first finished and admeasured: the said Wise's estimate of said works being as follows:
£s.d.
for levelling, working and planting the Quadrangle Court in the buildings10750
for ditto to the Great Walk before the building from the Thames south to the road next Bushey Park north86150
for ditto to the two divisions of the gardens to be made that lie on each side of the Great Partarre Garden77200
in the Great Partarre to lay with gravel and grass200
in the Wilderness, to gravel, turf and sand250
new planting of trees in the Little House Park250
charges of planting all the trees in Bushey Park, gravelling the great Avenue of 60 foot wide, digging and making the Baston and other works1102163
the charges of watering all the trees planted this year and last171120
£6638143
Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to apply 15,000l. as follows out of money in the Navy Treasurer's hands, viz. 10,000l. towards the pay of sea officers (who have passed their accounts) in course and 5000l. towards the bills in course of flag-pay, pilotage and other services on the head of wages. Ibid., p. 148.
March 8.Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Austin, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Chester and North Wales, touching the arrears of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages in the receipt. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 196.
Same to Mr. Harris forthwith to finish the great seal which you are about for the kingdom of Ireland. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed account [missing] of the fowl keeper in St. James's Park for 2½ years to 1697 Xmas. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the King's Remembrancer of the petition of Henry Ferne proposing his securities detailed (for 50,000l. in all) as Receiver General and Cashier of Customs. Reference Book VII, p. 371.
Treasury warrant to same to forbear process against Thomas Doyley as Receiver General of the fourth 4s. Aid for Co. Monmouth. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 333.
March 12.Money warrant for 240l. to George Feilding late one of the King's Pages of Honour for two years to Xmas last on his annuity. (Money order dated March 21 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 73. Order Book V, p. 159.
Same for 2400l. to William Earl of Portland, Superintendent of the Gardens, for half-a-year to 1698 Xmas on his yearly allowance of 4800l. for keeping at his own charge the royal gardens. (Money order dated March 18 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 73. Order Book V, p. 161.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 583l. to Lord Edward Russell on the [unsatisfied] order in his name as Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys: 500l. thereof to be for half a year's pension to 1698 Xmas to the late Lord Grandison and 83l. for same half year to the pensionary Yeomen of the Guard and [pensionary] Watermen payable in the Office of the Chamber. Disposition Book XV, p. 148.
Same to the King's Remembrancer. My Lords direct that in lieu of the fee of 6s. 8d. usually taken by the King's Remembrancer for every 100l. security given to the King [by officers, Receivers &c.] you take only 30l. on the 50,000l. security given by Henry Ferne in respect of his office of Receiver General and Cashier of Customs. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 197.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial of the Captains of Col. John Gibson's late Regiment concerning the 434l. 10s. 4d. payable to Mr. Heysham for provisions bought by said Colonel in Newfoundland, which sum is charged to their subsistence whereas the King declared that they should have their subsistence gratis. Ibid.
March 12.Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities of Henry Ferne in 50,000l. for his office of Customs Cashier. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 333.
The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. By yours of Nov. 18 last you inform that you have informations of debts due to the Crown before the late war for Hearthmoney and other branches of the revenue, the bonds and securities for which have been so concealed as not to be recoverable but by the promise of rewards of a third or fourth part. You are hereby empowered to offer a fourth part by way of reward and in particular to one Charles Stewart who has brought in such a Hearthmoney bond. Further with regard to some very old and desperate arrears of the Inland Excise and Licences occasioned by the late troubles which swell the yearly accounts of the collectors and encumber your books without any prospect of advantage from them you are hereby to carry same forward in your accounts in one general article under the name of Insolvent Arrears. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 58.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Daniel Burgesse that Mr. Cha. Tyrrell may not be permitted to transfer his place of King's waiter to Shuckburgh Sell till Burgesse be first heard. Caveat Book, p. 54.
March 13.Royal sign manual for 50l. to Edward Howard Esq. as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated March 25 hereon.) (Money order dated March 28 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Receipt dated April 3 to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 281. Money Book XV, p. 79. Order Book V, p. 162. Disposition Book XV, p. 157.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 3702l. 8s. 4d. to Thomas, Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces, Ireland: to be issued on last January's instalment of the Two Millions: and to be applied to clearing the three French Regiments of Foot which were disbanded in Ireland viz. La Meloniere's, Belcastle's and Lifford's. Money Book XV, p. 74.
Same to same to issue 490l. 19s. 6d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be on the January instalment as above: and to be applied as follows:
£s.d.
for one year's subsistence for the officers and soldiers of the Company at Newfoundland over and above the allowance in provisions30742
for one year's allowance for contingencies50
for 51 belts, 46 cartouch boxes and 51 pairs of shoes to be charged to the offreckonings due to the [said] Company30154
for several things wanting for the Company to be placed to the head of contingents10300
£490196
Ibid.
March 13.William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue to the Navy Treasurer on the unsatisfied order in his name the 2000l. remaining in the Exchequer of the loans on the late Vote for 220,000l. for seamen's wages. Disposition Book XV, p. 148.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to order the Customs officers to use all due respect in visiting and passing the goods of all Ambassadors &c. both from his Majesty and to his Majesty, and to take no Customs on their household goods or wearing apparel on their arrival or departure. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 62.
Treasury order to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) order of the King in Council dated Kensington March 7 for passes to be granted to ships trading into the Northern Seas and to Hamburg as follows pursuant to the Treaties between his Majesty and the Crowns of Sweden and Denmark: all by reason that the Eastland Merchants and others trading into those parts are in great apprehension of the danger their ships may be in by reason of the differences that are at present like to happen between the Northern Crowns and other Princes and States there.
Appending: (b) form of a pass for a ship pursuant to the Treaty with Sweden: (c) form of a ditto pursuant to the Treaty with Denmark: (d) form of a Certificate for a ship to be taken in pursuance of the Treaty with Denmark. Ibid., pp. 63–5.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Glover of London merchant shewing that in January last he shipped 28 hogsheads of tobacco for Bremen and 18 for Spain but on examination 150 pound was found damaged so that the value of the shipment was less than expressed in the certificate whereby the goods become forfeit; but he and his cooper are ready to swear same was done in ignorance, the drawback on the said 150 pound being under 4l. whilst the value of the whole shipment is 300l.—400l.: therefore praying to be re-possessed of his goods upon paying the officer's reasonable charges. Reference Book VII, p. 372.
Treasury warrant to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to the informations against Capt. Arthur Basse, Capt. Robert Stapleton, Capt. Hen. Hobart, Capt. John Norris and Capt. John Norris and Capt. Kerrill Roffey (Roffee) for Customs on prizes landed ut supra p. 266. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 334.
March 14.William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition of several poor innkeepers of the town of Northampton praying payment of 40l. 13s. 9d. due to them for quartering several soldiers of Capt. Kirke's Troop in the Earl of Oxford's Regiment in 1688 and 1689. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 197.
March 15.Money warrant for 30l. 2s. 0d. to John Curle Esq., late Sheriff of Wilts. for an overpayment in his account to 1699 Sept. 29 occasioned by rewards for the arrest of two highwaymen. (Money order dated April 4 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 69. Order Book V, p. 168.
Same for 455l. to James Cresset, Envoy Extraordinary to the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburg, for a quarter's ordinary 1698–9 March 6 to 1699 June 5. (Money order dated March 18 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Receipt dated March 19 to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) Money Book XV, p. 75. Order Book V, p. 158. Disposition Book XV, p. 149.
March 15.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 1560l. 8s. 9d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be by tallies on last January's instalment of the Two Millions: and to be applied to satisfy so much due to the non-commission officers and men of several late Companies of Marines for pay abatements exceeding the charge of their regimental clothes ut infra p. 299. Money Book XV, p. 75.
Money warrant for 50l. to the Churchwardens of the parish of New Windsor for one year to 1699 Sept. 29 on their annuity for the maintenance of the church and poor thereof. (Money order dated March 28 hereon.) Ibid., p. 77. Order Book V, p. 162.
Same for 747l. 2s. 0d. to Theophilus Westwood, one of the underkeepers of New Park near Richmond, to complete 1195l. 12s. 0d. for works performed in said Park between midsummer 1691 and Xmas 1697; on which 448l. 10s. 0d. has been already paid at the Exchequer. (Money order dated July 17 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 77. Order Book V, p. 194.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay to the Navy Treasurer the 1560l. 8s. 9d. ut infra p. 299 for excess abatements of the Marine Regiments. Disposition Book XV, p. 144.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Andr. Huddleston, late Receiver General of Taxes for Cos. Cumberland and Westmorland, shewing that there is due from him on his accounts 538l. 12s. 6d. and that there is due to him on extraordinary charges 245l. 13s. 6d. on a Treasury order and 292l. 19s. 0d. on a report from the Agents for Taxes making 538l. 12s. 6d. in all "without which he cannot balance his account, being a great loser." Reference Book VII, p. 372.