Warrants etc
April 1700, 16-30

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'Warrants etc: April 1700, 16-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 15: 1699-1700 (1933), pp. 319-336. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83239 Date accessed: 26 July 2014.


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April 1700, 16-30

April 16.List and Establishment of Half Pay for the officers of the several Regiments, Troops and Companies of Horse, Foot and Dragoons and other our natural born subjects disbanded since the 10th Sept. 1697: to commence from the 26th day of March last and to be continued by monthly or quarterly payments upon the usual certificates from the Commissary General of the Musters of their being alive and not otherwise provided for.
(The list gives the individual officers' names and half pay for Regiments as follows: viz.
Horse: Col. Harvey's Regiment(20 officers)
Lord Windsor's(23 ")
Dragoons: Col. Leigh's(30 ")
Earl of Denbigh's(30 ")
Foot: Major General Thomas Erle's(32 ")
the late Duke of Bolton's(37 ")
Col. Richard Coote's(36 ")
Col. Thomas Brudenall's(37 ")
Col. Thomas Saunderson's(37 ")
Col. John Gibson's(31 ")
Col. Thomas Farrington's(38 ")
the late Col. William Northcott's(34 ")
The Independent Companies.
Capt. John Pitt(3 officers)
Dragoons: Royal Regiment(7 ")
Col. Lloyd's(7 ")
Earl of Essex's(7 ")
Foot: Brigadier Selwyn's(8 ")
Major General Churchill's(9 ")
Brigadier Trelawney's(8 ")
Major General Erle's(2 ")
Col. Henry Holt's(12 ")
the late Col. Russell's(3 ")
Col. Lillingston's(2 ")
[Marines] Marquess of Carmarthen's Regiment(29 ")
Sir Cloudesley Shovel's(26 ")
Col. William Seymour's(39 ")
Col. Edward Dutton Colt's(39 ")
Col. Henry Mordaunt's(37 ")
Col. Thomas Brudenall's(23 ")
Invalids: 68 disabled officers [unnamed] and 610 disabled private men [unnamed] for whom there is no room in Chelsea Hospital, who are lodged at Windsor, Hampton Court, Chester and Tynemouth whose allowances (being half pay to the officers and 5d. a day to each private man besides clothes once in two years) amounts to 6763l. 18s. 8d. per an.
Commissaries of the Musters: (8 in all).
[The total of the Establishment is not stated.]
Followed by:
Additional List or Establishment of Half Pay for 21 disbanded officers, detailed, who served in Scots Regiments upon the English Establishment at the time of their being disbanded: to commence from the several days of their disbanding and to be continued until Xmas next. (For the list of Officers' names see the appendix to the present volume.) King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 307–313.
April 16.Money warrant for 500l. to Nicholas Baker: on account for Crown law charges. (Money order dated April 22 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Receipt dated April 17 to issue same out of Civil List moneys.) Money Book XV, p. 94. Order Book V, p. 170. Disposition Book XV, p. 165.
April 16.Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay to Sir Scroop Howe, Comptroller of Excise, six years from 1694 Lady day on the allowance of 80l. per an. which he has paid for two clerks to comptrol the Duties upon Salt from the said date which was the commencement of the said Duties: with dormant clause for payment of same in future. Money Book XV, p. 96.
April 16 and 18.Same dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 8l. per an. to Charles Ellesdon as searcher of Poole port.
the salary of 19l. per an. to John Plomley gent as a King's waiter Bristol port.
the salaries of 15l. per an. each to John Rowe, John Whetham and Edward Nash as same ibid. Ibid., p. 97.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1250l. to me Lowndes on the [unsatisfied] order in my name for secret service. Disposition Book XV, p. 163.
Same to same to issue 107l. 5s. 0d. to Lord Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Chamber: to be paid over to Jno. Norris, joiner of the Privy Chamber, to satisfy two warrants signed by the Vice Chamberlain of the Household. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes enclosing a list of the Receivers General of last year's Land Tax who are very much in arrear on that tax. Please enquire and report thereon. Appending: said list. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 210.
Same to same. Of the 7797l. charged on the King's Household [officers] for last year's land tax no part has been paid into the Exchequer. Enquire specially and report thereon. Ibid., p. 211.
Same to Nicholas Baker. The King will not bear the charge of prosecuting Thomas Davis for the personal estate of William Bishop, convicted of felony and piracy. Ibid., p. 212.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit Charles Lodwick to export for New York a bell which the bishop of London is sending for the use of the English church in New York: on payment of duties thereon. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 360.
April 17.Royal warrant for 50l. to the town of Colnbrook Co. Bucks. towards paving the said town which lying on a great road from London to Windsor is by reason of the lowness of the situation and the narrowness of the buildings become exceedingly dirty and unsafe for passengers but by reason of poverty the town cannot go through with the said paving. (Money warrant dated April 22 hereon.) (Money order dated May 7 hereon.) (For letter of direction hereon see infra under date June 28.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 293. Money Book XV, p. 98. Order Book V, p. 175.
April 17.Royal warrant to the Attorney General to acknowledge satisfaction upon record of the penalty of 500l. imposed upon George Curteis, a mercer living in Maidstone for having in Dec. 1698 at the desire of one Edward Blower bought some Alamodes and Lustrings of one Thomas Rowe an utter stranger to him, part of which goods were afterwards seized by an officer of the Lustring Company "who informing the said Curteis that the said Company was very desirous of discovering the importers of such French silks in order to prevent that practice" the said Curteis readily informed the said officer the whole matter whereupon the said officer went to Dover where both the said Blower and Rowe lived and seized some French Alamodes and Lustrings, whereupon the said Rowe in revenge procured a Customs officer to bring an information in the Exchequer against Curteis when Rowe and Blower appeared as witnesses and Curteis was fined 500l.: but the said Curteis is only 22 years of age and was altogether ignorant when he bought the said silk. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 295–6.
Royal sign manual for 422l. 18s. 0d. to Adam Cardonell to be by him paid over to — Rosendael for the charge of keeping several Irish and French prisoners sent from Loo to the gaol at Arnhem viz. from 1699 July 2 to 1700 April 11. (Money warrant dated April 22 hereon.) (Money order dated May 7 hereon.) (For letter of direction hereon see infra under date June 28.) Ibid., p. 297. Money Book XV, p. 98. Order Book V, p. 186.
Same for 2000l. to Richard Brayne gent as royal bounty: in the margin for the Earl of Oxford. (Money warrant dated April 22 hereon.) (Money order dated May 7 hereon.) (For letter of direction for part hereof see infra under date August 27.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 297. Money Book XV, p. 98. Order Book V, p. 174.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General to acknowledge satisfaction on the fine of 238l. upon John Braddell in the Exchequer in Michaelmas term last for uncustomed wine and brandy, the Attorney General having certified that it is a fit case for royal grace. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 298.
Money warrant for 400l. to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South: upon account for carrying on the inclosures in New Forest. (Money order dated April 22 hereon.) (The letter of direction of April 16 directing the issue of 400l. to said Ryley on the unsatisfied order in his name was evidently replaced by this present warrant and order by reason that the preceding money order was satisfied and used up.) Money Book XV, p. 95. Order Book V, p. 170. Disposition Book XV, p. 16.
William Lowndes to the Postmasters General to pay out of the profits of the Post Office the two orders for [in all] 2350l. to the Duchess of Cleveland: viz. by 150l. a week from April 2 inst. Disposition Book XV, p. 163.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of Civil List moneys: viz. 750l. to the Duchess of Grafton, 750l. each to the Dukes of Northumberland and Southampton ut supra pp. 312, 313 and 300l. to the Duchess of Buckingham; and 4545l. to the Commissioners for Trade and their Secretary for half a year to 1699 Lady day. Ibid., p. 164.
April 17.Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Humphry Mosely, John Russell and Robert Brown praying severally to be Receiver General of the 2s. Aid for the city of Norwich and part of Co. Norfolk. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 211.
Same to same enclosing the petition [missing] of Jno. Parran, Receiver General for Co. Oxford, declining that employment and praying that his son in law Cha. Mason may be appointed to same. Please recommend a fit person to be Receiver General for said county. Ibid., p. 212.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to report on the enclosed petitions [missing] of Capt. Dahlem et la praying to be inserted in an additional list of half pay. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed accounts [missing] of Sir Isaac Rebow, Vice Admiral of Essex, of money received and paid by him for impresting seamen in 1694–1697. Ibid.
April 17,
et postea.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petitions as follows for appointment as Receivers General of the 2s. Aid as by 11 Wm. III. c. 2: the petitions in each case proposing the sureties detailed in each case: together with (1) the warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the said securities: and (2) the Treasury Commission to the Receivers accordingly: viz.
Samuel Pacey for Co. Suffolk. (Securities warrant dated April 29 in 21,000l. Commission dated April 29.)
William Fausset for Co. Kent and city of Canterbury. (Securities warrant in 20,000l. and Commission ut supra.)
Jarvis Bradgate for Co. Leicester. (Securities warrant dated May 13 in 9500l. Commission dated May 13.)
Sir John Elwill and Robt. Burridge for Co. Devon and city of Exeter. (Securities warrant dated April 29 in 20,000l. Commission dated April 29.)
Lawr. Ambrose for Co. Berks. (Securities warrant dated April 29 in 10,000l. Commission dated April 29.)
Richard Cocks for Co. Gloucester and the city and county of the city of Gloucester. (Securities warrant dated April 24 in 12,000l. Commission dated April 24.)
John Andrews for Co. Warwick and city of Coventry. (Securities warrant dated May 2 in 10,000l. Commission dated May 2.)
Hugh Horton for Co. Bucks. (Securities warrant dated April 29 in 12,000l. Commission dated April 29.)
William Cawthorp for the Wapentakes and Hundreds within the parts of Lindsey Co. Lincoln and one moiety of the city of Lincoln. (Securities warrant dated May 1 in 10,000l. Commission dated May 1.)
Sir Thomas Cuddon for the cities of London and Westminster and Co. Middlesex. (Securities warrant dated May 2 in 66,000l. Commission dated May 2.)
John Derbie for Co. Dorset and town of Poole. (Securities warrant dated May 1 in 8500l. Commission dated May 1.)
Benj. Mathews for Cos. Northampton and Rutland (reference dated April 24). (Securities warrant dated May 1 in 12,000l. Commission dated May 1.)
Humph. Moseley for part of Norfolk and the city and county of the city of Norwich. (A later reference dated May 29 from Humphrey Moseley and Robert Brown proposing a change of sureties.) (Securities warrant dated May 6 for Humphry Moseley and Robert Brown in 8000l. Commission to the said two dated May 6.)
Charles Mason for the county, city and university of Oxford (reference dated April 26). (Securities warrant dated May 1 in 10,000l. Commission dated May 1.)
Francis Wyvill for Co. York and the city and county of the city of York and Cos. Durham and Northumberland and towns of Newcastle and Berwick. (Securities warrant dated May 1 in 24,700l. Commission dated May 1.)
Cha. Brawn for Co. Somerset and city of Bristol. (Securities warrant dated May 1 in 19,500l. Commission dated May 1.)
Thomas Kent for part of Co. Lincoln. (Securities warrant dated May 2 in 10,500l. Commission dated May 2.)
John Bury for Co. Notts. and the town and county of the town of Notts. (Securities warrant dated May 2 in 6700l. Commission dated May 2.)
John Ellis for part of Norfolk. (Securities warrant dated May 2 in 10,600l. Commission dated May 6.)
Thomas Seyliard for Co. Cambridge and Isle of Ely. (Securities warrant dated May 2 in 8000l. Commission dated May 2.)
Thomas Albert for Co. Worcester and city of Worcester. (Securities warrant dated May 1 in 9000l. Commission dated May 1.)
Thomas Doyly for Co. Monmouth. (Securities warrant dated May 10 in 2400l. Commission dated May 10.)
William Love for Co. Huntingdon: (reference dated April 29.) (Securities warrant dated May 6 in 4000l. Commission dated May 6.)
Thomas Austin for Cos. Chester, Anglesey, Carnarvon, Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth and Montgomery: (reference dated May 1.) (Securities warrant dated May 6 in 12,600l. Commission dated May 6.)
Samuell Clark for Co. Hereford. (Securities warrant dated May 2 in 5000l. Commission dated May 2.)
Thomas Brougham for Cos. Cumberland and Westmorland. (Securities warrant dated May 13 in 1600l. Commission dated May 13.)
William Kent for Co. Lancs.: (reference dated May 6.) (Securities warrant dated May 10 in 6000l. Commission dated May 10.)
John Child for Co. Wilts. and city of New Sarum. (Securities warrant dated May 10 in 14,000l. Commission dated May 10.)
French Bromfeild for Co. Sussex. (Securities warrant dated May 10 in 17,000l. Commission dated May 10.)
Nathaniell Rich junr. for Co. Essex. (Securities warrant dated May 10 in 25,500l. Commission dated May 10.)
Richard Cobb for Co. Southampton and town and county of the town of Southampton. (A later order of reference dated May 29 on his petition for a change of sureties.) (Securities warrant dated May 10 in 15,500. Commission dated May 10.)
Henry Whitebread for Co. Beds. (reference dated May 10.) (Securities warrant dated May 13 in 7500l. Commission dated May 13.)
Richard Tregear for Co. Cornwall. (Securities warrant dated May 13 in 6000l. Commission dated May 13.)
George Howells (Howell) for Cos. Glamorgan, Brecon, Radnor, Carmarthen, Pembroke, Cardigan and town of Haverford West: (reference dated May 13.) (Securities warrant dated May 13 in 5500l. Commission dated May 13.)
Robert Peters for Co. Herts: (reference dated May 17.) (Securities warrant dated May 24 in 10,000l. Commission dated May 24.)
Samuell Bradshaw for Co. Derby. (Securities warrant dated June 7 in 6500l. Commission dated June 7.)
George Hosier for Co. Salop. (Securities warrant dated June 7 in 7000l. Commission dated June 7.)
Leonard Child and John Nuthall for Co. Surrey and borough of Southwark. (Securities warrant dated May 29 in 17,000l. Commission dated May 29.)
William Jeay and William Douse (Dowse) for Co. Huntingdon in place of Mr. Love: (reference dated May 24.) (Securities warrant dated May 29 in 4500l. Commission dated May 29.)
William Burslem for Co. Stafford and city and county of the city of Lichfield (reference dated May 29.) Thomas Spendelow as same (reference dated May 29.) Thomas Doyley as same (reference dated May 29.) (Securities warrant dated June 21 for said Burslem only, in 7500l. Commission dated June 21 for Burslem. Reference Book VII, pp. 376, 377, 378, 382, 383, 384. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 362–3, 364–5.
April 17.Royal warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland to pay (out of Concordatums) 171l. 5s. 0d. to Thomas Price, Town Major of the city of Dublin for his said service to 1699 May 1 on his allowance of 5s. a day which used to be paid out of Concordatum money, the said money since "the 1st of May" being so strictly tied up that the same cannot be paid thereout as usual without the authority of a royal warrant: as appears by a letter from the Privy Council of Ireland of Nov. 29 last. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 65.
Same to same to insert on the Establishment of Pensions in the Civil List of Ireland the pension of 200l. per an. to Capt. James Waller, Lieut. Governor of Charlessfort and Kinsale; he having expended 2000l. to the King's service towards subsisting and transporting French prisoners during the late Rebellion in Ireland: the said pension to be payable as from Lady day last until repayment of said capital sum in one entire payment. Ibid., p. 80.
April 18.William Lowndes to Mr. Vanburgh enclosing warrants signed by the Earl of Dorset, late Lord Chamberlain of the Household, for paying 110l. to Richard Colinge deceased. Please examine the precedents of these warrants and report. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 211.
April 19.Treasury allowance of the 1699 Xmas quarter's incidents bill of the Excise: total 828l. 16s. 4d.
the like of the Salt Office incidents bill: total 95l. 10s. 11d.
the like of the Leather Office incidents bill: total 308l. 9s. 4d. Money Book XV, p. 98.
Money warrant for 364l. to Abram Stanyan Esq. in full (with 182l. already paid him) for nine months from 1699 June 1 (the day of his departure out of the presence) to Feb. 28 last on his ordinary as Secretary to the Embassy in France. (Money order dated April 22 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Receipt dated April 19 to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) Ibid., p. 98. Order Book V, p. 169. Disposition Book XV, p. 164.
Same for 50l. to Rudolph Kien (Kein) for 1700 Lady day quarter on his salary as Closet Keeper to the King. Money Book XV, p. 98.
April 19 & 22 & 24.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Commissioners to pay the salary of 8l. 13s. 4d. per an. to Job Dowle gent as searcher of Gloucester port.
the salary of 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. to Arnold Aram gent as Customer of Gloucester port.
the salary of 38l. per an. to Richard Anguish and Edmund Anguish junr. as [joint] customers of Yarmouth port.
the salary of 62l. 13s. 4d. per an. to Cha. Seager gent as one of the Customers of Southampton port.
the salary of 500l. per an. to William Culliford for himself as Inspector General of all Imports and Exports and 80l. per an. for his first clerk and 60l. each for two other clerks.
the salary of 12l. 9s. 2d. per an. to Martin Johnson as Comptroller of Boston port.
the salary of 100l. per an. to Jahleel Brenton as collector, surveyor and searcher of the Customs within the Colonies of New England. Ibid., pp. 99, 101, 102.
April 19.Treasury warrant to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay 235l. 3s. 8d. for fees and charges in receiving and paying to Charles, Lord Ossulston the sum of 800l. for two years' rent of his house in St. James's Square to Feb. 1 last and for taxes &c. assessed thereon: all in pursuance of the royal warrant of 1698 June 22. Ibid., p. 101.
Money order for 72l. 14s. 2d. to the executors of William Wardour, late Clerk of the Pells for half a year to 1697 Xmas on his yearly allowances &c. of 100l., 20l., 16l. 13s. 4d., and 8l. 15s. 0d. Order Book V, p. 177.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue out of Civil List moneys 100l. to the poor of St. Martin's and 50l. to the poor of St. James's. Disposition Book XV, p. 164.
Same to same to issue out of same (by 500l. a week) as follows:
£
to Sir Edward Willis and Sir Owen Buckingham sheriffs of London and Middlesex for 1696792
to Sir John Wolfe and Sir Samuell Blewitt as same for 1697208
£1000
Ibid., p. 165.
April 19.Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the manor of Hempholme in order to a fresh lease thereof to Hugh Bethell at the present covenants and fine of 75l.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on said Bethell's petition. The premises were formerly the possession of Sir Thomas Heneage and were exchanged by him with Queen Elizabeth at 105l. 13s. 4d. per an. According to Mr. Rathbone's survey in 1608 the premises had been raised by the said Heneage to that rental from 35l. 13s. 4d. per an. In the Parliamentary survey of 1650 they are valued at 146l. 10s. 0d. per an. Sir Hugh Bethell, petitioner's late uncle, purchased the premises from the Parliamentary Trustees and he was continued in possession thereof as a Coldstreamer. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 360–1.
April 20.Money warrant for 10l. to the Schoolmaster of Southwell for one year to 1700 Lady day on an ancient perpetuity of 10l. per an. Money Book XV, p. 96.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the space of ground betwixt the New Palace Yard and the Woolstaple whereon stood the late Tower or Clockhouse of the great bell of Westminster in order to a lease thereof to the inhabitants of the parish of St. Martin's Westminster for them to build a school house, they having in January 1698–9 erected a charity school for the education of 45 poor children of the said parish in piety and good manners where they are taught reading, writing and arithmetic so as to fit them for service or apprenticeship, which good design has already met with encouragement beyond expectation.
Prefixing: the petition of the said inhabitants, signed by N. Onley D.D. and 16 others. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 366.
April 21.Money warrant for 30,000l. to Mr. Eyles, et al, Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills, as imprest for satisfying 3 per cent. interest to the subscribers to the sixth contract or agreement (which terminated the 28th inst.) for advancing money for exchanging and circulating the said Bills: being for the sum of 1,000,000l. subscribed under the said contract. (Money order dated April 24 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Receipt dated April 26 to pay same out of loans on the 2s. Aid.) Money Book XV, p. 100. Order Book V, p. 170. Disposition Book XV, p. 171.
April 22.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant and confirmation to Anthony Sturt of the 7½ parts or shares and to Daniel Neale, brewer, of the one part or share which they had in the Phœnix brewhouse in the Minories in St. Botolph Without which formed part of the attainted estate of Sir John Freind lately executed for high treason. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 299–30.
Money warrant for 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, bishop of Salisbury, Chancellor of the Garter for half a year to 1700 Lady day on the annuity for the support of that Order. (Money order dated May 1 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 101. Order Book V, p. 171.
April 22.Royal warrant for 1000l. to William, Earl of Portland, for half a year to 1698 Xmas as Groom of the Stole and First Gentleman of the Bedchamber. (Money order dated April 27 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 102. Order Book XV, p. 175.
Same for 500l. each to the following for same time as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber: viz. Aubery, Earl of Oxford; Algernoon, Earl of Essex; Robert, Lord Lexinton; James, Duke of Queensborough; Charles, Earl of Burlington; Richard, Earl of Scarborough; James, Duke of Ormonde; Charles, Earl of Selkirk: and the like dated May 3 for Henry, Earl of Romney for same time as a same. (Money orders dated May 1 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 102. Order Book V, p. 172.
Same for 250l. each to the following for same time as Grooms of the Bedchamber: viz. Thomas, Lord Raby; Thomas, Lord Windsor; Geo. Cholmondley; Emanuell Scroop How; Hatton Compton; Jno. Sayers; Adrian Van Borselan; and the like dated June 7 for same to James Stanley for same time. (Money orders dated May 3 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 103. Order Book V, p. 172.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of Civil List moneys: viz.
£s.d.
to the 11 Judges of England for last Hilary term2750
to the 11 Masters in Chancery for same275
to the Judges of Chester for same175
to the Attorney and Solicitor General for same75134
£3275134
Disposition Book XV, p. 165.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Hunter as riding surveyor on the borders of Scotland between Berwick and Carlisle loco George Warnford dismissed.
James Strong, Edmond Harry and John Dagg to be continued in their respective places as Collector of Looe, Collector of Penryn and Collector of Fowey instead of their changing places as by the warrant of 1699 August 2 supra p. 125: which warrant has not been put in execution. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 71.
April 23.Royal sign manual for 52l. to William Fanshaw Esq. as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated April 26 hereon.) (Money order dated May 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 299. Money Book XV, p. 100. Order Book V, p. 187.
April 24.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 5000l. to the Navy Treasurer on the unsatisfied order in his name: out of the loans on the 2s. Aid: to be paid over to the Victualling Commissioners in further part of their proportion out of 364,000l. appropriated. Disposition Book XV, p. 166.
April 24.Same to the Victualling Commissioners for an account how many tallies on salt remain unsatisfied and an estimate of the unsatisfied debt to which those tallies are applicable. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 211.
Same to the King's printers to deliver to the Trustees for sale of Forfeited and other Estates in Ireland 48 copies of the Act therefor and of the Act appointing Commissioners to state the Accounts of the Army, Transports &c. Ibid., p. 213.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Richard Nash (surveyor of Carlisle) as landwaiter at Liverpool loco Richard Gardner deceased.
Richard Jackson as surveyor of Carlisle port loco Richard Nash removed as above. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 71, 72.
Treasury reference to Sir Cloudesley Shovell of the petition of Charles, First Lieutenant to Capt. Ley's Company in Sir Cloudesley Shovell's late Marine Regiment, praying payment of 132l. 15s. 4d. and 25l. 13s. 6d. as First Lieut. to Lieut. Col. Hobbart's Company in Col. Brudenall's late Marine Regiment, petitioner having received no subsistence for 20 months before the breaking of Sir C. Shovell's Regiment and was necessitated to borrow money for the support of himself and family and his creditors are now very pressing. Reference Book VII, p. 379.
April 25.Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Nicholas Amhurst shewing that he is in possession (by lease from Mr. Noel) of an estate of Hugh Pride and Simon Ryall who were sureties of Shadrack Pride late a collector of Hearthmoney: petitioner having his lease as reward for discovering money received by said Shadrack Pride and never accounted for: and now Ryall has obtained a warrant for discharge of his estate from the said security: therefore petitioner prays that the said warrant may be superseded. Ibid.
[? April 25.]Establishment under the King's sign manual for the Guards and Garrisons: to commence from April 25 inst. from which date all former establishments of the same are to cease.
Horse.per an.
£s.d.
three Troops of Horse Guards of 160 private Gentlemen besides officers49640
Troop of Grenadier Guards and Marshal of the Horse Guards10870154
Royal Regiment of Horse of nine Troops of 30 men each209901010
Queen's Regiment of Horse of same2075976
three Regiments of Horse of six Troops of 30 men each4185676
Dragoons.
two Royal Regiment of Dragoons each of six Troops of 40 private men each2219200
Foot.
The King's First Regiment of Foot Guards of one Company of 80 men and 23 Companies of 50 men and four Companies of Grenadiers412291510
Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards of 12 Companies of 50 each and two Companies of Grenadiers20780134
three Regiments of each 10 Companies of 50 men each and one Company of Grenadiers3155450
Royal Regiment of Fuziliers in Jersey and Guernsey of 10 Companies of 40 men each95291010
four non-regimented Companies of Foot at New York709334
one non-regimented Company in the Leeward Islands of 60 privates117726
one like Company at Newfoundland of 43 privates1015184
General Staff officers66321510
Garrisons.
Berwick (Lieut. Gov., master gunner, six gunners, chirurgeon)67426
Calshot Castle (Governor, master gunner, three gunners)136176
Carlisle (Governor, Lieut. Gov., master gunner, three gunners)346150
Chester (Governor, master gunner, three gunners)273150
Cliffords Fort (master gunner, four gunners)109100
Cinque ports (Lord Warden, Lieut. of Dover Castle, Captain to the Lord Warden, the Captains respectively of Sandgate, Sandown, Walmer and Deal Castle, gunners of the above and of Arcliffe Bulwark, Motes Bulwark111300
Gravesend and Tilbury (Gov. Lieut. Gov. Chirurgeon, Chaplain, two master gunners, 10 gunners)82026
Guernsey (Lieut. Chaplain, master gunner four gunners)328100
Hull and the Blockhouse (Gov., Lieut. Gov., Chirurgeon, master gunner, six gunners)67426
Hurst Castle (Governor, master gunner, three gunners)136176
Jersey (Lieut. Gov., master gunner, eight gunners36500
Landguard Fort (Lieut. Gov., Chaplain, master gunner, six gunners)255100
St. Maws (Captain or Keeper, his deputy, master gunner, two gunners)142192
Pendennis Castle (Governor, repairs of the King's house, master gunner, two gunners)295100
Plymouth and St. Nicholas Island (Govr., Lieut. Govr., Fort Major, two master gunners, 18 gunners)95700
Portland Castle (Governor, porter, under porter, three gunners)10076
Portsmouth (Governor, Licut. Govr., Town Major, Physician, Chirurgeon, storekeeper, porter, master gunner, 23 gunners)1212100
Sheerness (Govr., Lieut. Govr., Fort Major, Major Gunner, chaplain, 13 gunners, chirurgeon)91176
Scilly Island (Govr., master gunner, eight gunners)36500
Scarborough Castle (Govr., two gunners)52100
Tynemouth Castle (Govr., master gunner, three gunners)39150
Tower of London (Govr., Deputy Govr., Chaplain, Town Major, chirurgeon, master gunner, four gunners, gentleman porter, 40 yeomen warders, physician, apothecary, gentleman gaoler, water pumper, yeomen porter, scavenger, clock keeper)234492
Upnor, Cockham Wood, Gillingham, and Howness (five master gunners, 17 gunners)492150
Windsor (Govr., Lieut.-Govr., master gunner, two gunners)328100
North Yarmouth (master gunner, two gunners)73
Isle of Wight: Sandown Fort, Yarmouth Castle, Carisbrook Castle, Cowes Castle (Captain, 30 warders, four master gunners, 12 gunners)132150
St. James's Park gunners136176
Fire Master to the Grenadiers54150
Messenger to the Secretary to the Forces and ditto to the Paymaster General60
Drum-Major General30
Provost Marshal General and three men17376
Total£300,000
This establishment is followed by a note of two additions and memorandum thereto for which see infra under date Oct. 9. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 362–376.
[?April 25.]Royal sign manual containing the Establishment and Regulation of Rewards to be made to the Land Forces viz. for those disabled by wounds in fight or other accidents in the service or who after serving 20 years become unfit. All non-commission officers and soldiers so disabled are to be provided for in the Royal Hospital at Chelsea and in the meantime are to receive the following allowances out of the money appointed for the use of the said Hospital: viz. daily, a private 5d.; a drummer 7d.; a corporal 7d.; a serjeant 11d.; one of the Troop of Guards 1s. 6d.; one of the Light Horse 12d.; a corporal of Light Horse 1s. 6d.; a Dragoon 6d.; a corporal of Dragoons 9d.; a master gunner 1s. 2d.; a gunner 7d.
Certificates of qualification for such allowances and future provision in Chelsea Hospital are to be brought from the respective commanding officer or Commissary General of Musters. Ibid., p. 376.
April 25.Royal warrant dated Hampton Court to the Earl of Ranelagh for making the deduction of 12d. in the £ from the pay of the Forces; out of which the Exchequer fees on issues for the army are to be met and the remainder of the deduction is to be for the support of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea and for incidents of the Office of the Paymaster of the Forces. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 377.
April 25.Royal warrant dated Hampton Court to the Earl of Ranelagh for making the deduction of one day's pay per annum from the pay of the Forces for the use of the abovesaid Hospital. Ibid.
April 26.Money warrant for 200l. to the four clerks of the Privy Council for half a year to 1699 Lady day on their salary for attending the despatch of Trade and Plantation business at the Privy Council. (Money order dated May 11 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 104. Order Book V, p. 176.
Same for 187l. 10s. 0d. to the executors of William Bridgeman for three quarters to 1699 Lady day on his salary as late a clerk of the Privy Council. (The like warrants for William Blathwayte, John Povey and Sir John Nicholas for same time as same.) Money Book XV, p. 104.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay John Jeeton, one of the surveyors of the London brewery, as reward for extraordinary diligence in advancing the revenue. Ibid.
Same to same to pay to Elizabeth Glanville 17l. 5s. 7¾d. due to her late husband as one of the Examiners of the Country [Excise] Officers' Books and to discharge her of the debt of 33l. 3s. 0d. due for the old books sold by her said husband under instruction from John Farmer, Chief Examiner of the Country Officers' Books, she having six small children and her husband having lain under a long sickness. Ibid., p. 105. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 367.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 44,000l. the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: out of loans on the 2s. Aid: to be applied as follows viz.
£
towards discharging the half pay to the disbanded officers for the half year ended March 25 last20000
for arrears due to the Guards and Garrisons in the year ended 1699 Dec. 24 other than the money due for clothing24000
Disposition Book XV, p. 166.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt. The King has acquainted my Lords that a new Establishment for the Forces should be prepared in a very few days. Please hasten same. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 213.
Same to the Solicitor General to hasten his report touching the deficiency of the fund for the New East India Company ut supra p. 315. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Harris to hasten the delivery of the Great Seal for Ireland. Why has it been so long delayed? Ibid.
April 26.Same to the Excise Commissioners for an account of the arrears on the late Duties granted by the Malt Act: also an account of the gross and net produce of the Excise for 10 years to June 24 last. Ibid.
Same to Sir Basill Dixwell. Two of your clerks viz. George Bruere senr. and Fabian Stedman have petitioned for addition of salary in view of increase of business in your office. It appears that 60l. per an. is allowed you on the salary bills as an additional salary for the Duties and Malt and Leather. You are to pay same to them. Ibid., p. 214.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh for a certificate to what day each Regiment sent into Ireland since the Peace was subsisted in Flanders or England before their embarcation for Ireland. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed bills [missing] drawn by Excise Collectors in the Navy Treasurer, amounting to 317l. 13s. 11d. for moneys paid to Lords Lieutenants and Deputy Lieutenants of several counties. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners returning their report on John Cary's petition on behalf of several Bristol merchants concerned in importing herrings. You are to report more plainly on the point of law. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to same to employ William Ap Rice as a boatman in Milford port loco Thomas Smith deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 72.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to allow 404l. 1s. 0d. in account to John Rampley late a collector of Excise for the value of 77 Exchequer Bills which in Feb. 1697–8 he sent from Diss in Suffolk to the Excise Office in London but same were stolen in the mail ut supra p. 302. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 368.
Same to same to discharge John Hill, distiller, from the penalty of 3000l. incurred by him under the Act for prohibiting excessive distilling of spirits, same having been done in ignorance. Ibid., p. 376.
April 27.Money warrant for 40l. 13s. 4d. to Sir Thomas Trevor, Attorney General, for half a year's fee to 1700 Lady day.
35l. to Sir John Hawles, Solicitor General: for same. Money Book XV, p. 103.
April 29.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 52l. per an. to William Nicholls as a King's waiter London port.
the salary of 276l. 13s. 4d. to John Crispe and Thomas Crispe as Collectors of Customs Outwards London port.
the salary of 20l. per an. to Marmaduke Deane and Simon Marshall as Comptroller of Chester port. Ibid., pp. 105, 112.
Treasury allowance of John Thorowkettle's bill of 15l. 3s. 4d. for 1700 Lady day quarter as messenger of the Chamber attending the Treasury. Ibid., p. 105.
April 29.Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay said Thorowkettle 15l. 3s. 4d. for same quarter as messenger attending the officers of the Customs. Money Book XV, p. 105.
Same for 292l. 19s. 0d. to Andr. Huddleston, late Receiver General of the third and fourth 4s. Aids &c. for Cos. Cumberland and Westmorland: for his great charges in sending some of his moneys by carriers [to the Exchequer] and [in bills of exchange for] returning the rest and for carrying money to the Mint at Chester. (Money order dated May 23 hereon. In the margin: a later order dated 1702 May 27 by Treasurer Godolphin for the execution of this money order.) Ibid., p. 108. Order Book V, p. 176.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2000l. to me, Lowndes, on the [unsatisfied] order in my name for secret service: viz. by 300l. forthwith and by 100l. a week from to-day for the balance. Disposition Book XV, p. 167.
Treasury reference to Henry Baker of the petition of Ann Crimes, wife of Henry Crimes, shewing that her husband received 3000l. in marriage with her but for some considerable time has abandoned her without allowance for herself and his three children and she was obliged to sue him in Doctors' Commons where the judge gave order that he should take care of the children and allow her a part of his pension of 30s. a week which is paid to him by Capt. Baber, but her husband induced her not to proceed further for the said allowance and she and the children are now reduced to want of bread. Reference Book VII, p. 379.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Rebecca Jackson and Abell Roper showing that Charles II granted to William Wilson the office of searcher of Boston port and to be executed after his death by Richard King for himself the said Richard and for John King: and the said patent is by assignment vested in the petitioners: but since Wilson's death the said office is granted to Hugh Bolton: therefore praying that Bolton's patent may be withdrawn. Ibid., p. 380.
Treasury warrant to Auditor Done to prepare for declaration the account of Thomas Baker Esq. late Consul at Algiers, of the money by him received and paid for the redemption of 95 of his Majesty's subjects, captives in Algiers, who were redeemed by the said Baker between 1693 Oct. 2 and 1694 Dec. 10: the charge (debit) side thereof being 34,397 dollars 4 ryals and the discharge (credit) side thereof being 39,159 dollars 7 ryals. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 367.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe to prepare Treasury letters patent under the Exchequer seal to constitute John Latton to the office of steward and keeper of the courts and leets and view of frankpledge within the manor and lordship of Sheen alias Richmont alias Richmond. Ibid., p. 369.
April 30.Royal warrant, dated Hampton Court, to the Clerk of the Signet, for a privy seal for passing the accounts of Sir Thomas Littleton as present Treasurer of the Navy: to the end that the passing thereof be not hindered by the accounts of his predecessors remaining undeclared and undetermined: the late King Charles II having issued a similar warrant for the passing of the accounts of the Earl of Danby and Sir Edward Seymour and the present King has done the like by his privy seal of 1691 March 25 for the accounts of Edward Russell Esq. now Earl of Orford: [the authority as herein being necessitated by the fact that the accounts of Sir Thomas Littleton as former Treasurer of the Navy have not been passed and his successors have had to pass their accounts without charging the supers remaining uncleared on their predecessor's accounts, they charging themselves only in their respective accounts with the imprest moneys cleared by each of them.] King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 303–4.
April 30.Money order for 200l. to Francis Eyles, Sir Theodore Jansen, Gilbert Heathcote, William Sedgewick, George Dodington, Sir James Bateman and Sir Henry Furnese for half a year 1699 Oct. 27 to April 27 next on their allowance of 400l. per an. each as Trustees for Exchequer Bills: and 133l. 6s. 8d. to the executors of Mordecai Abbot as a same for four months to Feb. 28 last: and 600l. to Lionell Herne as their secretary. (Money order dated May 3 hereon.) Money Book XV, pp. 106–7. Order Book V, p. 173.
Same for 1200l. to the Trustees as above for 4 per cent. interest for six months 1699 Nov. 1 to 1700 May 1 on 60,000l. furnished by them for accomodation of the subscriptions for circulating Exchequer Bills in lieu of money or Exchequer Bills deposited formerly for the said service by the Treasurer of the Navy and the Paymaster of the Forces but since repaid them. (Money order dated May 3 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 107. Order Book V, p. 174.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 40,487l. 8s. 11d. to Deficient Funds as follows: the said sum representing the receipts between April 2 and April 30 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows: viz. 6970l. from the Window Act; 4553l. 12s. 10d. from Additional Impositions; 32l. 7s. 1½d. from the New Duty on Salt; 2616l. 8s. 9d. from the Continued Duty on Paper; 26915l. 0s. 2½d. from New Customs: the said distribution and application to be as follows: viz.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament.How they stood upon the Register the 30th April 1700.The distribution and application hereby prescribed.
First 4s. Aid556221056093561448161
Third 4s. Aid407372034030770332861910
Fourth 4s. Aid917101138984441677399179
Second Quarterly Poll8937513489965134720611
Three Fourths Customs213447159201447159172253
Salt, Glass etc.171150000157074616613809142
Two Thirds Additional Excise160000001290541111129101
Additional Impositions4451777444000000359209
Vellum and Parchment224114723560117180867
Marriages64800000646000005228114
Wines and Vinegar14618119146181191179102
50177937482145517740487811
Money Book XV, pp. 109–110.
April 30.Money order for 630l. to the Duchess of Grafton, sole heiress of the late Earl of Arlington; as upon the yearly sum of 500l. until 5000l. be satisfied to her: all as by the privy seal of 1693 April 13. Order Book V, p. 172.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed estimate [missing] for works at the stables at Hampton Court, amounting to 475l. 17s. 10d. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 215.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to inspect the Receivers' accounts which passed before August 24 last and to compare same with the duplicates [of the assessments] and to certify cases in which the Commissioners are negligent in returning the duplicates: also to write to all Receivers to pass their accounts before Michaelmas in every year otherwise my Lords will proceed against them: also to proceed against Mr. Whitley, late Receiver General of Taxes for Cheshire and part of Wales. Consult with the Attorney and Solicitor General whether my Lords can take him into custody by a Serjeantat-arms. Ibid.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland to pay 533l. 5s. 7¼d. in sums as follows for officers of Col. the Earl of Lifford's French Regiment it appearing that their names appear in the muster rolls or lists of the Reformed Officers of the said Regiment in accordance with the instruction as in the royal sign manual of 8 March 1698–9 for disbanding the French Regiments in Ireland to the 31 Dec. 1691: and in future to pay any like sums to any like officers as the Treasury Lords shall direct: viz. Major La Vivarie 132l. 14s. 4¾d.; Capt. Pellissier 128l. 18s. 2d.; Capt. Magny 42l. 10s. 0d.; Reformed Capt. Bruse 31l. 5s. 3½d.; Reformed Capt. D'Laigle 45l. 14s. 6d.; Reformed Capt. Malbois 42l. 17s. 3d.; Reformed Capt. Marchais 10l. 15s. 10d.; Reformed Lieut. Graveron 23l. 2s. 7¾d.; Reformed Lieut. Lasselles 17l. 16s. 1d.; Reformed Lieut. St. Leger 12l. 13s. 0½d.; Ensign Perris 44l. 18s. 4¾d.: total 533l. 5s. 7¼d. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 65–6.
Same to same to pay forthwith and for the future to Capt. Antoine La Maria the allowance of 3s. a day as eldest Captain in the late Regiment of Foot under Col. Peter de Belcastell; 12d. a day to — Du Vivas as one of the 60 Reformed officers taken into the King's pay out of the disbanded Regiments on the Rhine; and 2s. 6d. a day to La Coste de St. Jour who was upon the former list of pensions in Ireland: all the said three officers having by mistake been left out of the late Establishment of Pensions in Ireland from May 1 last. Ibid., p. 81.