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March 1700, 16-31

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'Warrants etc: March 1700, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 15: 1699-1700 (1933), pp. 298-310. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83237 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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March 1700, 16-31

March 16.Money order for 40l. to John Lowe and Peter Le Neve, Deputy Chamberlains of the Receipt, for Michaelmas and Hilary terms 1699 on their additional fee for sorting and ordering records foreign and domestic in the Treasury of the Receipt at Westminster. Order Book V, p. 159.
March 18.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt. The King is to be at no further charge concerning the inspection of the Tellers' cash and vouchers in the Receipt. Please take care thereof as a matter incumbent on you in respect of your office of Auditor of the Receipt. Please certify my Lords how much is due to Mr. Hume and Mr. Cremer on their respective allowances for that service. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 197.
March 19.William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to make forth navy bills to imprest the sum of 1670l. 3s. 4d. to the Colonels of the Marine Regiments as follows for excess abatements for regimental clothes: 1560l. 8s. 9d. thereof being the sum directed to be paid by the Earl of Ranelagh March 15 inst. and the remaining 109l. 14s. 7d. out of moneys in the Navy Treasurer's hands all in manner ut supra p. 298: viz.
£s.d.
to the Marquess of Carmarthen for the late Company of Capt. Jno. Phillips in the late First Marine Regiment from 1689–90 Feb. 10 to 1698 Sept. 7699176
to same for the late Company of Capt. Gilbert Symmonds for 1693–4 Jan. 1 to the time they were broke486100
to same for the late Company of Capt. Jno. Harnage for same time4881510
£167034
Disposition Book XV, p. 151.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 256l. to the Earl of Bradford on his unsatisfied order as Cofferer of the Household: to be for one year's salary to George Fielding to Xmas last as one of his Majesty's Equerries. (Same to the said Cofferer to so pay same.) Ibid., p. 152.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare a King's warrant to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 490l. 19s. 6d. to the Agent of the Company [of Foot] at Newfoundland being for items ut supra p. 296. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 198.
Same to Mr. Nicholas Baker to prosecute, at the King's charge, Joseph Horton at Chester for counterfeiting the coin. Ibid.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Cha. Angibaund praying payment of 489l. 11s. 8d. due to him for medicines furnished to the Army in Ireland when under the Duke of Schonberg. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Hugh Mason, collector of Hull port, shewing that in Oct. last he sent to Mr. Hutchinson late Customs Cashier a bill of exchange for 150l. drawn on one Kite a merchant in London which was accepted and would have been paid if demanded, which Hutchinson neglected and the said Kite is gone off and the bill returned to petitioner by Mr. Tollet without being accepted as the Act directs and he is likely to be a sufferer thereby: therefore praying that Hutchinson's executors may give petitioner credit for same. Reference Book VII, p. 372.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Bury, Receiver General of various Taxes for Co. Notts., for allowance of his bill of 582l. 19s. 0d. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt. Ibid.
March 19.Treasury approval of Samuell Edwards as first clerk in the Office of Fra. Godolphin Esq. one of the four Tellers of the Receipt.
Prefixing: said Godolphin's presentation of Edwards to the Treasury Lords. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 334.
March 20.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing the petitions [missing] of Peter Emes formerly a slave among the Moors and now a tidewaiter. It is the King's pleasure, signified by Secretary Vernon, that you give him such a place as will afford him a sufficient subsistence and with less pains and hazard of his health. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 199.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the bailiffs, portmen, free burgesses &c. of the ancient town and Corporation of Ipswich praying that their town may be put into the state it was formerly and that they may enjoy their ancient rights and privileges. Reference Book VII, p. 372.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to depute John Sanson junr. as collector of Bristol port loco John Dutton Colt: the warrant of Feb. 26 last substituting William Hart thereto being hereby superseded. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 335.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated March 16 inst. to Charles Godfrey, Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery to Sir Charles Cotterell Master of the Ceremonies, of a diamond ring of the value of 300l. to be presented to the Countess of Dohna, the Envoy of Brandenburg's lady. Ibid., p. 320.
March 21.Treasury reference to the Treasurer of the Chamber of the petition of Thomas Herbert praying payment of 202l. 10s. 0d. due to him for seven watches and for looking after the King's private clocks. Reference Book VII, p. 373.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Nicholls for a King's waiter's place in London port loco William Powell, resigned. Ibid.
March 23.Treasury warrant dormant to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages for Co. Notts. to pay the salary of 70l. per an. to Thomas Rookesby [as a surveyor of said Duties for said County] as from Michaelmas 1697. Money Book XV, p. 36.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay (out of the Four-and-a-Half per cent. Duty) the annuity of 400l. per an. to Elizabeth Tillotson, widow of the late Archbishop of Canterbury. Ibid., p. 80.
Same to same to similarly pay out of the same Duty the additional allowance of 200l. per an. to the said Elizabeth Tillotson. Ibid.
Money warrant for 50l. to Richard Le Bass Esq., Marshal of the Ceremonies, for half a year to 1698 Xmas on his annuity. Ibid., p. 82.
March 23.Same for 50l. to Sir Charles Cotterell Kt., Master of the Ceremonies, for half a year to 1698 Xmas on his annuity in lieu of all allowances by bills and otherwise which the Master of the Ceremonies did usually receive out of the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber. (Money order dated April 15 hereon.) Ibid., p. 90. Order Book V, p. 167.
Same for 100l. to same for same half year on his salary of 200l. per an. Money Book XV, p. 90.
Same for 60l. 16s. 8d. to John Dormer Esq. for same half year as Assistant to the Master of the Ceremonies. Ibid., p. 91.
1770. March 25.Money warrant for 230l. to the Corporation of Clifton Dartmouth Hardness for 5¾ years to 1698 Xmas on the perpetuity granted to the said Corporation by Hy. VII. (William Lowndes dated March 18 [sic for 28] to the Receipt to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) Money Book XV, p. 77. Disposition Book XV, p. 157.
Treasury warrant to Isaac Newton, Master Worker of the Mint, to pay 29l. 16s. 0d. to Henry Ballow and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains in the Exchequer for joining tallies, for their service and pains in joining tallies for 2,384,608l. 7s. 6½d. which was paid into the Receipt by Thomas Neale late Master Worker of the Mint for the product of the clipped money melted and re-coined "upon the twelve general remains": viz. on a recompence of 3d. per 1000l. which the Treasury Lords think sufficient for the said service. Money Book XV, p. 79.
William Lowndes to Mr. Nicholas to advance to Mrs. Ironmonger 40l. to fetch her husband out of prison. Disposition Book XV, p. 153.
Same to Mr. Montague [Auditor of the Receipt] to issue 271l. 8s. 3d. out of Civil List moneys to Thomas Lloyd on his unsatisfied order as Paymaster of the Works: to be paid over to Robert Webb, executor to John Webb, late fowl keeper in St. James's Park, for a bill of disbursements for keeping the fowl in said park from 1695 June 24 to 1697 Xmas. (Same to the Paymaster of the Works to so pay same.) Ibid.
Same to same to issue 50l. to Lord Edward Russell on his unsatisfied order as Treasurer of the Chamber: to be paid over to George Collins, messenger [of the Chamber] in part of his bills. Ibid., p. 154.
Same to Col. Godfrey for an account of all the [King's Jewel Office] plate which is in the hands of the Great Officers [of State], the Ambassadors &c. and not returned into your [said Jewel] Office. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 198.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Hugh Westlake Esq. relating to the rents of the manor of the Savoy. Ibid., p. 199.
March 25.William Lowndes to Sir Cloudesley Shovell to report on the enclosed papers [missing] concerning the overpayments of the non-commission officers and men of Capt. Rodney's late Company of Marines. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 199.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh for a list of the pensions paid in your Office [of Paymaster of the Forces] as also of those widows who have received the King's bounty for their husbands being killed in the service. Ibid.
Same to Nicholas Baker enclosing the petition [missing] of John Wright et al against Mr. Seaton, Agent to Col. George Hamilton's Regiment. If you find the petitioners are injured by the said Agent they are to have the King's aid against him. Ibid., p. 200.
Same to Mr. Montague [Auditor of the Receipt] to signify to the Tellers that as any money shall be paid in towards discharge of Mr. John Mason's debt of 9791l. 0s. 1d. as late Receiver of Taxes for Co. Cambridge and Isle of Ely a proportionate part thereof be applied to the said Mason's arrear of the 3s. Aid anno 1698 (the said arrear being 3419l. 14s. 5½d. which forms part of the said total 9791l. 0s. 1d.): all at the desire of Sir John Conyers who is surety for said Mason for said 3s. Aid. Ibid., p. 202.
Same to the Agents for Taxes. I return your report on Mr. Vaux's petition and with it a memorial from the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer touching a debt for which that office is liable by reason of a misapplication by Mr. Eden, late Deputy Remembrancer, of public money deposited in Court. The money due to Eden's widow for her late husband's recompence (for receiving and entering duplicates of several taxes) is to be divided and the said debt deducted thereout. Ibid.
March 25, 26, 27.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to transfer John Wilson, a landwaiter Liverpool port, to Chester as landwaiter loco Peter Stringer dismissed.
to employ John Ashworth as landwaiter at Liverpool loco said John Willson.
Maurice Williams as a landwaiter Chester port loco Richard Vernon dismissed for great remissness and neglect of duty.
John Williams as surveyor, waiter and searcher in the Isle of Man loco John Prescott deceased.
Thomas Reader as collector at Wells-Burnham in Lynn Regis port loco Richard Doughty dismissed.
George Ekins as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Hugh Hind deceased.
Thomas Harwood as surveyor of Chester loco Edward Done dismissed for great remissness and neglect of duty. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 65, 66, 67.
March 25.Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Rampley shewing that in Feb. 1697–8 he sent by post from Diss in Suffolk 77 Exchequer Bills to the Excise Office in London, which he had received for Excise Duty on malt and that the said Bills were lost by the post: therefore praying to be allowed same in his account. Reference Book VII, p. 373.
March 25.Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer for a commission under the Exchequer seal to Robert Lucy to be Receiver to the King's use of the sede vacante temporalities of the bishopric of St. David's vacant by the deprivation of Thomas Watson D.D. 1699 Aug. 3.
Prefixing: Draft of said commission. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 335.
Report to the King by the Treasury Lords on the petition of Richard Poyke, late one of the clerks of the cheque to the Messengers of the Chamber, as referred to the said Lords by the King in Council 1699 Nov. 23; the said petition complaining of the ill practices of some of the Messengers and praying to be heard in Council thereon. Hereupon the Treasury Lords report as follows: we received a paper signed A.B. concerning frauds committed by the clerks of the cheque to the Messengers and by several of the said Messengers and did refer same to William Vanbrugh gent, Deputy Comptroller of the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber. And on his report we heard said Poyke and Smith, the clerks of the cheque, and some of the Messengers in the presence of said Vanbrugh and investigated several complaints of fraud, detailed at length, and reported as to same to your Majesty and thereupon received your commands for the dismissal of Poyke and Smith which was done by our letter of 17 Feb. 1698–9 to the Vice Chamberlain. Poyke's present charges amount to accusations against seven Messengers, detailed, of disaffection and other ill practices on the part of the Messengers against your Majesty's person; as to which accusations Vanbrugh has reported their falseness, particularly as to the escape of Sir James Montgomery, the not sinking of despatches by Messenger Young when captured by a French privateer when sent from Flanders to Genoa, and the escape of Montigny a French spy. Ibid., pp. 336–340.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Elizabeth, Viscountess Winchilsea of premises ut supra Tr. Cal. XIV, p. 389 being part of his Majesty's Palace of Richmond: for 31 years at 20l. per an. rent.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' subscription of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 378, 392.
March 26.Treasury allowance of the 1700 Lady day quarter's salary bill of the Excise Office (total 6203l. 10s. 0d.) Money Book XV, p. 76.
Money warrant for 24l. 12s. 5d. to Walter Lauder Esq. late sheriff of Co. Stafford for the overpayment on his account to Sept. 29 last occasioned by payments for arrest of one highwayman and two counterfeiters. (Money order dated April 22 hereon.) Ibid., p. 76. Order Book V, p. 171.
Same for 875l. to Peter Hume and Thomas Cremer who were appointed to examine the vouchers and cash of the four Tellers of the Receipt and for performing other services in the Receipt; being for 1¾ years to Feb. 20 last: to wit 525l. to Hume on the allowance of 300l. per an. and 350l. to Cremer on the allowance of 200l. per an. (Money order dated March 27 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Receipt dated April 3 to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) Money Book XV, p. 78. Order Book V, p. 162. Disposition Book XV, p. 157.
March 26.Money warrant for 2000l. to the Treasury Lords (Earl of Tankerville, Sir Stephen Fox, John Smith, Henry Boyle and Richard Hill) for 1700 Lady day quarter's salaries. (William Lowndes dated March 28 to the Receipt to pay same out of Civil List moneys). Money Book XV, p. 78. Disposition Book XV, p. 155.
March 26 & 27.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the fees or salary of 10l. per an. to William Hall gent as Comptroller of Milford port.
the same of 57l. per an. to Humphrey Fitz Herbert, as Customer Outwards of Bristol port.
the same of 120l. per an. to Sir William Fowlis Kt. as Head Searcher of London port.
the same of 15l. per an. to Isaac Cook gent as Comptroller of Ipswich port.
the same of 16l. 6s. 8d. per an. to Richard Gwynn and William Gwynn gentlemen as Customers of Cardiff.
the same of 15l. 4s. 4d. per an. to Richard Powys gent as Comptroller of Lynn Regis port.
the same of 10l. per an. to Thomas Lowther as searcher of Cardiff port.
the same of 10l. 16s. 8d. per an. to Edward Ashe gent as Comptroller of Plymouth port.
the same of 30l. per an. to John Latton Esq. as Searcher of Plymouth port. Ibid., pp. 78, 80, 81, 82.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 601l. 13s. 8d. to Lord Edward Russell on his unsatified order as Treasurer of the Chamber: to be applied as follows: viz.
£s.d.
to clear Lord Ossulston's rent, taxes &c. on his house to Feb. 1 last from which time he is re-entered536138
to Dr. Pratt 39l. and Mris. Sell 26l. for lodgings at Kensington for his Majesty's chaplains65
601138
Disposition Book XV, p. 153.
Same to same to apply towards the weekly payments appointed to several heads of the Civil List the 784l. 8s. 7d. remaining in the Exchequer of the 22d. per pound weight on wrought silks and the 630l. 11s. 2d. of the Plantation Duty and the 616l. 6s. 4½d. of the Additional Duty of 25 per cent. on French goods. Ibid., p. 154.
The Treasury Lords to the Barons of the Exchequer. By an Act of 7 and 8 Wm. III. c. 8 Col. John Granvill, William Bromley and Sir Thomas Dyke were inter al appointed Commissioners for taking the Public Accounts of the Kingdom for one year from 1696 April 24 with the allowance of 500l. each. From a constat from the Pipe Office it appears that 70l. is set in super on each of them for the 4s. Aid on their said salary for said year. But it appears unto us that none of the said three did act as Commissioners or receive any salary or allowance on account thereof. Please cause them to be discharged from the said super.
Appending: said constat. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 200.
March 27.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Charles, Earl of Carlisle of the personal estate of Sir John Fenwick at the time of his attainder, in consideration of 500l. to be first paid to Derrick Stocke: as royal bounty: the said Earl having petitioned shewing that he lent the said Fenwick considerable sums on bond and on assignment of his personal estate and therefore praying a grant thereof for the benefit of himself and the other creditors. Beyond the abovesaid 500l. the Earl is to retain 260l. for himself for his charges in and about the recovery of said estate and thereafter is to satisfy all other bona fide debts of the said Fenwick either in whole or so far as the same will extend. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 283–4.
Same to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor of Woods Trent South, to fell 20 trees in the King's wood called the Grove in the Upper Marsh at Twickenham the same being an inconvenience to his house there: and to dispose of same as he thinks fit without account; but first to satisfy the present tenant for any damages he may sustain thereby. Ibid., p. 284.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for passing the accounts of Phillip Packer Esq. deceased as late Paymaster of Works and Buildings from 1683 March 31 (to which time those accounts are declared and passed) to 1686 Dec. 24 (the time of his death): with items of charge and of allowances as follows viz.: in an extraordinary account for building the Customs House there is a balance of 627l. 13s. 3¾d. due from him to the King; and in a like account for building St. James's Park Wall there is a surplusage of 2469l. 3s. 10¼d. due from the King to him; and similarly a surplusage of 70l. 9s. 1d. on a like account for building Richmond Park wall; and similarly a surplusage of 9157l. 10s. 2¾d. on a like account for the new [Hospital] building at Greenwich rendered jointly by Hugh May (the preceding Paymaster of Works) and the said Packer; and similarly a surplusage of 1719l. 17s. 10¾d. in an extraordinary account of the new building at Winchester: and the said Packer further craves allowance of 2476l. 18s. 11½d. discharged by privy seal of 31 March 1686 and of 3340l. 17s. 2¼d. paid for interest and gratuities for money advanced for the service of the Works and 70l. 15s. 0d. for work done at the Council Chamber by order of the Privy Council (the vouchers for which together with the said privy seal are lost) and 1000l. due upon a tally in the Customs payable after Michaelmas 1671 but not yet paid: the King being satisfied of the truth of the said cravings and Thomas May as executor of Hugh May having certified his quitting all claim and pretension to any part of the surplusage for the Greenwich building; all the above allowances are hereby to be made to Packer in his said accounts "although the due time of executing the said privy seal for discharge of 2476l. 18s. 10½d. was not observed." Ibid., pp. 285–6.
March 27.Royal warrant dormant to Isaac Newton Esq. Master and Worker of the Mint, to pay the salary or allowance of 60l. per an. to Sir John Stanley bart., Warden of the Mint, as formerly allowed to the said Newton (when Warden of the Mint) for the business of detecting and prosecuting clippers and coiners. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 287.
Same to Marmaduke Soull and Thomas Hassall to make search (in the presence and with the assistance of Samuel Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands) for treasures of which they have lately received information, being divers sums of money and other things of value concealed and hidden within the parishes of St. Mary Magdalen Bermondsey, Shoreditch, Edmonton and Chesterford in Cos. Middlesex, Surrey and Essex to which no person can lay any just claim: and immediately on finding same to give an account thereof to the King or the Treasury Lords. Ibid., p. 289.
Money order for 225l. to the Agents for Taxes for 1700 Lady day quarter's salaries viz. 50l. to Phillip Ryley, James Dewey, William Clayton and Charles Dartiquenave and 25l. to Maxmilian Stephens. Order Book V, p. 161.
Same for 20l. to Reginald Ryley for same time as clerk to the said Agents viz. 15l. for himself and 5l. for a messenger. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to make forth a navy bill for allowing to the late Treasurer of the Navy 120l. for discount on the converting of 600l. in Bank notes in February 1696–7 into new money at the rate of 20 per cent.; pursuant to Treasury order, for the payment of 500l. to Capt. George Mees for defraying the contingent charges of the squadron under his command bound to the West Indies: George Dodington having represented that the said item has been accidentally overlooked. Disposition Book XV, p. 155.
Same to same to similarly allow to said Treasurer 855l. 12s. 6d. for the discount on 6100l. in tallies on the third 4s. Aid.
Appending: schedule of said discounts at February 1695–6 4900l. at 14 per cent., 1200l. at 13 per cent. and brokerage at 2s. 6d. per cent. Ibid., pp. 155–6.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to attend my Lords at Kensington at 6 o'clock this evening. (The like notice to the Earl of Ranelagh, and bring with you an account of what has been received by you for the service of the Troops since Dec. 24 last, for what uses and how much is now owing to the said Troops.) Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 201.
Same to the Navy Commissioners for an account what the poundage amounts to of 12d. per £ stopped from the officers of the Marine Regiment pursuant to the letter of 1693 Oct. 20; and in whose hands the same now remains. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of John Williams concerning the jerquer's place in Bristol port now vacant. Please examine into the conduct of Peter Davies therein mentioned. Ibid., p. 203.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Mr. Breton concerning discoveries proposed to be made of several neglects and other fraudulent collusions in the management of the Duties on Marriages &c. Ibid., p. 204.
Same to same. Complaints are made to my Lords by several collectors who were set in super in the accounts passed last summer by the Receiver General of the above Duties that although they are ready to pay what they stand charged with yet the Receivers say they can not give them a discharge. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the King's Remembrancer of the petition of Robert Lucy Esq. proposing securities, detailed, for himself as Receiver of the Temporalities of the Bishopric of St. Davids sede vacante. Reference Book VII, p. 373.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take bonds from the sureties of John Mason gent, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Cambridge and Isle of Ely, for their payment of his arrears as follows within six months: viz. 398l. 5s. 0d. arrears on the Duties on Marriages &c.; 919l. 8s. 2d. arrears of the Duties on Houses; 3419l. 14s. 5½d. arrears on Land Tax 1698; 5053l. 12s. 5½d. arrears on the third Quarterly Poll anno 1698 (total 9791l. 0s. 1d.). Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 341–2.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland to pay to Elizabeth Lyndon, widow of Sir John Lyndon, Kt., late one of the Judges of the King's Bench Ireland, his salary from 1698–9 March 11 (the day of his death) to the succeeding June 24: and to pay to his successor — Tracey Esq. the like salary from the said June 24 to the date of his patent; by reason that he did not come over into Ireland to pass his patent for a considerable time afterwards, whereby there will be very little of last Michaelmas quarter's salary due to him, without a royal warrant for payment thereof as hereby. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 59.
Same to same to pay and apply the 18599l. 2s. 9d. remainder of the Parliamentary funds arising by the saving on the disbanding of five of the Regiments (for the payment of which to 1699 June 24 Parliament provided funds) towards making good the deficiency of 19662l. 0s. 2¼d. on the expense of building barracks in Ireland. Ibid., p. 60.
March 28.Money warrant for 75l. to William Wekett for 1700 March 25 quarter for attendance and disbursements for the Treasury Office: and 5l. to John Hurst for same quarter for delivering letters. (Money order dated April 5 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 37. Order Book V, p. 141.
Same for 400l. to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to be expended by him in carrying on the inclosures in New Forest pursuant to the late Act for preserving timber in the said forest. (Money order dated April 8 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt dated April 13 to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) Money Book XV, p. 82. Order Book V, p. 166. Disposition Book XV, p. 161.
March 28.Money warrant for 13l. 10s. 0d. to the executors of Nathaniell Cox, late one of the Keepers of the Council Chamber, for 108 days to 1698 April 17 (the day of his death) on his allowance of 6s. 8d. a day. Money Book XV, p. 93.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1028l. 16s. 6d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: out of the Duty of 22d. per pound weight on all wrought silk: to be applied as follows: viz.
£s.d.
for four weeks' subsistence for a detachment of the First Regiment of Guards ordered to attend the King at Newmarket360
for three weeks' subsistence for a detachment out of each Troop of Guards at 180l. 19s. 6d. per week542186
the like for the detachment of a Troop of Grenadier Guards125180
£1028166
Disposition Book XV, p. 150.
Same to same to issue 1500l. to me William Lowndes on my unsatisfied order for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 154.
Same to same to issue 500l. to the Earl of Bradford on his unsatisfied order as Cofferer of the Household: to be paid over to Mr. Frampton for half a year to Lady day last on the allowance for the King's running horses. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Reynolds to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Samuell Odbert, a Captain in the late Second Marine Regiment, praying payment of 114l. 10s. 0d. due for subsistence of his men in quarters and an allowance out of his personal pay to support the extremities of his family. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 201.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Nicholas Mannooch, late Muster Master of Rye in Sussex, praying that 10l. 16s. 8d. paid for taxes on his salary in that employ may be repaid him as hath been done for other officers in the Navy. Ibid., p. 203.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Edmund Andrews Kt., late Governor of the Colony of Virginia, praying payment of 1487l. 6s. 3d. due to him for salary and house rent whilst in that government. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Robinson et al praying payment of 30l. due to Lieut. Barry on a warrant some time since directed for 70l., petitioner being bound for a debt for which Barry was lately arrested. Ibid.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Germain Larisole Falentin, Reformed Lieutenant in the late Col. Du Cambon's Regiment, praying payment of the arrears due for his and his late brother Capt. Francis Falentine's service in Ireland. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Captains and subaltern officers of Col. Seymour's and Col. Colt's late Regiments of Marines praying payment of the remainder of their pay and clearings. Ibid., p. 205.
Same to Mr. Ryley. It is the King's pleasure that he will be at no charge for the future in new building or extraordinary repairs of lodges in any forests, parks or chases: and ordinary repairs are to be performed only by Treasury warrant and on estimate. (The like letter to Mr. Hewett.) Ibid.
Same to the Marquess of Carmarthen. My Lords have read yours of Feb. 22 last and the 6th March inst. as to the dispute between Capt. Ash, late a Capt. in your Marine Regiment, and Capt. Bradbury who succeeded him, concerning the accounts of deductions for regimental clothes from their non-commission officers and men. My Lords leave it wholly to you as to who ought to make up the said account. All the moneys for the said Regiment have been and will be issued to you or your agent. We recommend you to take the greatest care that such moneys be put into the hands of such as ought to have the payment thereof. (The like letter to Sir Cloudesley Shovell about several officers in his late Marine Regiment.) Ibid.
Treasury reference to Henry Baker of the petition of Thomas Grebell praying to be discharged of a verdict against him for 500l. for importing wines and brandy from France without paying Customs. Reference Book VII, p. 373.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of John Redoubt of London shewing that he is prosecuted by one Goupy for a parcel of goods left in his shop by a kinsman and the Treasury Lords directed stay of process as being a hard case and the Attorney General has awarded 50l. to the informer but Goupy refuses to comply therewith: therefore praying a stay of further proceedings. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Samuel Meade, shewing that he was Collector of Land Tax, Capitation Tax and other Duties for 1697 for part of the parish of Standon Co. Herts and has paid, in his own wrong, 18l. 13s. 10d.: that Richard Lawrence and Thomas Surridge, collectors for other part of the said town, have in their hands several sums of the said taxes above what they have returned into the Exchequer thereon, which petitioner can make appear; therefore praying to be paid the above sum out of such moneys as he shall so make appear. Ibid., p. 374.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuel Dassell and Alexander Cleeve, Customs officers of London port, praying payment of 40l. which at their own charge they have recovered from Stephen Elliot for Customs frauds and which is paid into the Exchequer. Ibid.
March 28.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Hamilton for a restoration of 198 guineas which he sent on board the ship Hopewell in order to buy goods in Ireland but same was seized at Liverpool: petitioner being ignorant of the law. Reference Book VII, p. 375.