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'Warrants etc: May 1700 , 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 15: 1699-1700 (1933), pp. 336-351. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83240 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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May 1700 , 1-15

May 1.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 62l. 6s. 8d. to Henry Starkey gent as Customer of the Petty Customs in London port.
16l. 13s. 4d. per an. to Henry Segar gent as Comptroller of Customs in Kingston upon Hull port. Money Book XV, pp. 106, 108.
Money warrant for 23l. 0s. 11d. to Thomas Thornton, late sheriff of Co. Northampton, for the overpayment on his account ended Michaelmas 1698 caused by his payments for the apprehending and convicting of highwaymen. (Money order dated Aug. 20 hereon.) Ibid., p. 108. Order Book V, p. 212.
May 1.The Treasury Lords to Secretary Vernon to write to Alexander Stanhope, his Majesty's Envoy in Holland, to endeavour to have George Murray sent over to England, he being a collector of Excise who is gone away considerably in the King's debt and the Excise Commissioners having got him apprehended and confined in Rotterdam. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 215.
William Lowndes to Mr. Popple. My Lords have read the memorial from the Board of Trade representing that the Earl of Bellomont, Governor of New England and New York, has given an account of an alarum they had there of late of a general insurrection and rebellion intended by all the Indians in those provinces and requesting that the King lay out 800l. in buying the usual presents for the Five Nations. Please send my Lords an account of all the particulars which will come within the said 800l. Ibid., p. 216.
Same to Henry Baker to attend the Attorney and Solicitor General for their opinion on the enclosed order in Council [missing] relating to the irregularities in the Government of Rhode Island. Ibid.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Frederick Cornwallis for payment of his arrears as a Captain in Lord Lovelace's Regiment in Ireland. Ibid., p. 219.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ James Smethurst as a tidesman in Lancaster port loco William Biby deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 72.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Allen Gerrard shewing that being one of the sureties of Geo. Murray late Collector of Excise (who absconded) he had his whole estate seized and himself thrown in prison and that he has proposed to pay 600l. in lieu of his said estate if restored to him. Reference Book VII, p. 380.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Alice Caesar alias Higgons for a grant of some lands at Chatham, to which she pretends a title. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of George Phillips, Commander, and Geo. Page et al owners of the Eaton frigate concerning 500l. and some silver seized on said ship, praying restoration of same. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Walsh of London merchant shewing that the said Commissioners refuse to deliver his tobacco bonds on his payment of 935l. 3s. 7d. unless he also pays 191l. 5s. 0d. for the costs of the suit. Ibid.
Same to the same of the petition of Francis Barry shewing that being employed to prevent Customs frauds in the north he kept three horses and men and has prosecuted several frauds: therefore praying payment of half a year's salary and riding charges. Ibid., p. 381.
May 2.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 44,423l. 17s. 2½d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: out of moneys of 300,000l. supply for the Forces for one year from Dec. 24 last as by the Act for sale of Forfeited Estates. Out of the said sum 11,083l. 12s. 10½d. is to pay two months' clearings from Dec. 24 last to Feb. 25 last to the Commission Officers of the Guards and 1,484l. 1s. 10d. is to pay clearings for same time to the officers and gunners of the Garrisons. The present sum is to be applied as follows:
for five weeks' subsistence to the Troops in England and the Regiment of Fuziliers from March 11 last to May 14 inst. at 4411l. 5s. 6d. per week (together with 1028l. 16s. 6d. already paid for the parties designed to attend the King at Newmarket)21027110
for 14 days' subsistence more for the said Troops from the 15th to the 28th inst.8822110
for three months' subsistence to the Garrisons from Dec. 23 [last] to March 17 last200606
for two months' clearings to the Troops in England and the Regiment of Fuziliers as above110831210½
for clearings to the Garrisons as above1484110
Disposition Book XV, p. 168.
Same to same to issue 200l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, to be paid over to Signor Verrio for painting at Windsor: out of Civil List moneys. Ibid., p. 171.
May 3, 8, 10, 11. 15, 17.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 52l. per an. to Thomas Pennington as a King's waiter London port.
10l. per an. to Daniell and John Mann for their office of Comptroller of Cardiff port.
20l. per an. to Henry Fairfax as Comptroller of Newcastle port.
52l. per an. each to Thomas Apprice and William Tallman and James Tarryth as King's waiters London port.
20l. per an. to William Noy as searcher in Exeter port.
466l. 13s. 4d. per an. to Robert Townson as Collector of the Subsidies of Tonnage and Poundage Inwards, London port. Money Book XV, pp. 112, 113, 115.
May 3.Money warrant for 253l. 1s. 3d. to Peter Guenon de Maubuisson to complete his salary of 380l. per an. to 1699 June 24 as Keeper of his Majesty's Private Armouries, Bowes and Setting Dogs. (Money order dated May 30 hereon.) Ibid., p. 114. Order Book V, p. 179.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 89,223l. 0s. 11¼d. to the uses of the Civil [List or] Government as follows, upon the proper warrants or orders in each case.
Appending: Scheme or Distribution of the Civil List for 17 weeks from May 1 inst. to Aug. 21 next. There remains for the said 17 weeks the sum of 9361l. 17s. 2d. per week or 90,978l. 13s. 0d. in all unassigned by former schemes of distribution. Towards this divers weekly payments have been directed by separate warrants to a total of 14,285l. (viz. 3000l. to Monsieur Fleury supra p. 260; 1900l. for secret service supra p. 334; 340l. for Mr. Stacey and Mr. Groves in part of 831l. 7s. 11d. supra p. 312; 2550l. to the Dukes of Southampton, Grafton, Northumberland and Duchess of Buckingham supra pp. 322–3; 4545l. to the Commissioners of Trade supra p. 323; 1000l. to the executors of Mr. Smith, late undersheriff for the 4 sheriffs of London ut supra p. 326; 950l. to Richard Brayne for the Earl of Oxford's credits in part of 2000l. supra p. 322): further there rests in arrear and unpaid the sum of 50,346l. 4s. 1d. on the last Distribution ut supra p. 284–5 being unpaid for want of money. By the present Distribution the sum of 24,591l. 16s. 10¾d. is directed thus making (with the said 14285l. and 50346l. 4s. 1d. a total of 89,223l. 0s. 11¾d. which leaves undistributed as at the 3rd May inst. the sum of 1755l. 12s. 0¼d. after the 24th August next.
The items composing the above newly directed total of 24,591l. 16s. 10¾d. are as follows:
Earl of Pembroke, late Lord Privy Seal, 1275l. by one payment in the 17th week.
Mr. Granville for rent of Mote Park 300l. by one payment in the 13th week.
Consul Cole 227l. 6s. 7¾d. as the balance of 527l. 6s. 7¾d. by one payment in the 17th week.
the Ordnance Office for interest of tallies on the Three Fourths Customs 310l. 4s. 6d. by ditto.
executors of Simon Smith the late Knight Harbinger 209l. 6s. 8d.: by ditto.
Farmers of Post Fines 548l. 13s. 7d. by ditto.
Eignon Beynon for apprehending coiners 70l. by ditto.
Thomas Whitgrave 100l. by one payment in the 13th week.
Mr. Negus for repairs to 1697 Lady day 285l. 10s. 1½d. by one payment in the 16th week.
Robert Philips 100l.; Thomas Povey 100l.; Katherine Leslie 100l.; Thomas Lane 250l.; John Billers sheriff of Herts. 24l. 0s. 4½d.; the sisters and porters of Savoy Hospital 300l.; the Poor Knights of Windsor 285l. 2s. 6d. making together 1159l. 2s. 10½d. by one payment in the 13th week.
Cornelius Dyer for taking coiners 30l.; and Mr. Westwood for New Park 747l. 2s. 0d. making together 777l. 2s. 0d. by one payment in the 14th week.
Mr. Curle a sheriff 30l. 2s. 0d.; the executors of Nathaniell Cox 13l. 10s. 0d.; Mr. Launder a sheriff 24l. 12s. 5d.; the town of Colebrook 50l.; Mr. Thornton sheriff of Northampton 23l. 0s. 11d.; the Schoolmaster of Southwell 10l.; making 151l. 5s. 4d. in all: by ditto.
the Gentlemen and Grooms of the Bedchamber for half a year 6750l. by two payments in the 16th and 17th weeks.
the Clerks of the Council 950l. by one payment in the 16th week.
William Fanshaw 52l.; Mr. East for the silver of a great seal 53l. 11s. 10d.; Mr. Marriott sheriff of Gloucester 27l. 3s. 0½d.; Mr. Moyer sheriff of Essex 12l. 4s. 1¾d.; Mr. Mompesson sheriff of Somerset 3l. 10s. 0¾d.; Officers of the Ordnance salary to last Xmas 877l. 12s. 6d.; Yeomen of the Guard for taxes, to be issued to the Treasurer of the Chamber 880l. 9s. 8d. making together 1906l. 11s. 5d. by one payment in the 15th week.
Mr. Beaubuisson 253l. 1s. 3d. by one payment in the 14th week.
the Secretaries of State, half a year to last Lady day 1850l. by one payment in the 15th week.
the Judges et al for Easter term 3200l. by one payment in the 14th week.
several Foreign Ministers in a distinct list 4268l. 12s. 8d. by three payments in the 14th, 15th and 16th weeks.
Disposition Book XV, p. 167 and annexe.
May 3.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Navy Treasurer on the unsatisfied order in his name 106,296l. out of loans or supplies: to be applied as follows:
to complete the pay of the Yards for two quarters to 1699 June 24 to wit 21,547l. at 1699 Lady day and 34,749l. at 1699 midsummer56296
for the course of the Navy30000
for the ordinary of the Navy20000
Further to issue to same 10,000l. by 500l. a week: to be applied to recalls and to be placed to the head of wages. Ibid, p. 169.
Same to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay the 850l. directed to you at the Exchequer to Sir Godfrey Kneller upon his bill for pictures. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to send to the Auditor the Establishments and other papers relating to the accounts of the four late Marine Regiments. (Same to Commissary Byng to similarly send the muster rolls of said Regiments.) Out Letters (General) XVI, pp. 216, 218.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte enclosing a petition [missing] of the Household Drums and Fife praying payment of their salaries of 24l. per an. which are about 2½ years in arrear. Please prepare a royal warrant for payment of same out of Contingencies. Ibid., p. 217.
The like for a same for payment of 337l. 14s. 7d. for the pensioners at Tynemouth Castle being so much of the Company's money which their late Agent Bethell Poppett went off with. Ibid.
Same to same to prepare an entire list of all such Officers as are to receive half pay in accordance with your list herewith returned [missing] and with the four orders of the House of Commons of last Session. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of Ordnance to provide long fuzees to the value of 400l. and ammunition to the value of 100l. and deliver to Mr. Champante, agent to the Earl of Bellomont, who is to send them to New York to be disposed as part of a present to the Five Nations of the Indians. This service requires despatch in respect of the condition of affairs in the said Colony. (Same to said Champante to provide clothes to the value of 300l. as part of the said present.) Ibid., pp. 217, 218.
May 3.Same to Sir Cloudesley Shovell to hear the non-commission Officers and men of Capt. Rodney's Company in your late Marine Regiment on their complaint of injustice at the hands of Capt. Povey, who was authorised by Capt. Rodney to receive their offreckonings. Ibid.
Treasury fiat for letters patent to constitute John Kent junr. as Customer of Lynn Regis port on the surrender of John Kent [senr.] Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 73.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor and Deputy Chamberlains of the Receipt to see and gauge the Standard Gallon pot remaining in the Exchequer with a view to a trial at law which is speedily to come on and is of considerable consequence to the revenue. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 368.
May 4.Money order for 650l. to Cha. Montague, Auditor of the Receipt, for himself and his clerks for one year from 1700 March 25 for trying, proving, cancelling, renewing, computing of interest and other business relating to Exchequer Bills. Order Book V, p. 173.
May 6.Money warrant for 225l. to John, Philip and Joseph Rotiers for half a year to 1698 June 24 on their annuity. Money Book XV, p. 110.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 3002l. 10s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh (out of loans or supplies for the army for one year from Xmas last): for subsistence by way of advance to the Troops that are to march to the Review at Hounslow Heath viz. the Royal Regiment of Horse 614l. 12s. 0d.; Major General Lumley's 614l. 12s. 0d.; Col. Wood's 410l. 11s. 0d.; Brigadier Windham's 205l. 11s. 0d.; Duke of Schomberg's 205l. 11s. 0d.; Lord Raby's Dragoons 634l. 8s. 8d.; Col. Lloyd's Dragoons 317l. 4s. 4d. Disposition Book XV, p. 170.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 3086l. 7s. 4d. as follows out of the overplus of the Salt tallies "which were deposited in the hands of the Dutch Ambassador for [security for] money borrowed of the States General and are to be repaid to your Lordship by Mr. Hill" viz.
for 14 days' subsistence for 54 men to be disbanded out of the Royal Regiment of Horse being six out of each Troop: viz. from April 29 to May 1275120
for Bounty money at the disbanding of the said men being 12 days full pay each81
for Major General Lumley's Regiment for the same numbers156120
for 14 days' subsistence for 24 men of Col. Wood's Regiment to be reduced (four out of each Troop) for the same time 33l. 12s. 0d. and Bounty money 36l.69120
for the like for Col. Windham's Regiment69120
for the like for the Duke of Schomberg's Regiment69120
for subsistence of the two Regiments of Horse and one of Dragoons that are to go for Ireland and the three Companies of Fuziliers to be broke: viz. from April 29 to the 26th inst. being four weeks256474
Disposition Book XV, p. 172.
May 6.William Lowndes to Auditor Aldworth for a copy of your report of Feb. 17 last relating to the salaries payable to the officers of Hampton Court out of the rent payable by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster which is conveyed to Lord Somers. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 219.
Same to the Earl of Bath. Notwithstanding the King's direction for suppressing all the public houses and encroachments in St. James's Park nothing has yet been done. Please take care that same be forthwith complied with. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Transports Commissioners of the petition of Mary Dematrius and Elizabeth Mainwaring shewing that their husbands were owners of the ship Nightingale of Chester, Daniell Pickance master, which was taken up into the King's service in 1691 to transport soldiers and was lost in that service: therefore praying that their account may be stated by the said Commissioners for freight and value and that they may have a debenture for same. Reference Book VII, p. 381.
May 7.Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the baronetcy fee of 1095l. due from Sir John Chetwode. (Privy seal dated May 16 hereon.) (Treasury warrant to the Receipt dated May 24 for tallies of discharge accordingly.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 300. Money Book XV, p. 116.
Royal sign manual dated Hampton Court, for 1825l. to Henry D' Frise, Count D' Frise, as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated May 9 hereon.) (Money order dated May 14 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Receipt dated May 15 to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 302. Order Book V, p. 176. Disposition Book XV, p. 175.
Same for 50l. to Archibald Hamilton as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated May 11 hereon.) (Money order dated May 14 hereon.) (William Lowndes dated May 20 to the Receipt to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 302. Money Book XV, p. 113. Order Book V, p. 177. Disposition Book XV, p. 174.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 20,000l. to Charles Shales, his Majesty's goldsmith, for gold works and plate to be delivered from time to time into the Jewel House. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 306.
May 8.Same to Edward Nicholas Esq. to pay to Edward Godfrey gent the two annuities or yearly pensions of 100l. each from Lady day last, to be by him paid over to Richard Hill for the maintenance and the educating in the Protestant religion of the sons of John Bourk commonly called Lord Bophin.Ibid.
Royal sign manual for 1000l. to Benjamin Baldwyn gent as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated May 11 hereon.) (Money order dated May 28 hereon.) (William Lowndes dated May 29 to the Receipt to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) Ibid., p. 314. Money Book XV, p. 117. Order Book V, p. 179. Disposition Book XV, p. 178.
Treasury allowance of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Office for Licensing Hawkers and Pedlars for one year to 1699 June 24 (total 239l. 10s. 11d.) Money Book XV, p. 111.
Money warrant for 500l. to Henry Baker: upon account: for Crown law charges. (Money order dated May 11 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Receipt dated May 13 to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) Ibid., p. 111. Order Book V, p. 175. Disposition Book XV, p. 174.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 1822l. 0s. 4½d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be by tallies of anticipation on the last January instalment of the Two Millions: and to be to satisfy the noncommission officers and men of several late Companies of Marines as follows for abatements. (William Lowndes to the said Earl dated May 8 to pay same to the Navy Treasurer.) (Same dated same to the Navy Commissioners to pay same to said Companies.)
the late Company of Capt. Unton Dering in the Marquess of Carmarthen's Regiment of Marines: as by an account signed by Second Lieutenant Dixon from 1690 June to 1698 Sept. 30499144
the late Company of Capt. John Harnage in same Regiment: for 1689–90 Feb. 5 to 1693–4 Jan. 1318611½
the late Company of Capt. Charles Williams in Sir Cloudesley Shovell's Regiment for 1693–4 Feb. 22 to 1696–7 Feb. 28331175
the late Company of Capt. John Nevill in said Regiment for 1692 Aug. 5 to 1697 Aug. 17431108
the late Company of Capt. Anthony Duncomb in said Regiment from 1689–90 Feb. 3 to 1692 March 2813077
for the Lieutenant Colonel's late Company (under eldest Lieutenant Jno. Wayte) in said Regiment from 1697 Oct. 1 to 1697 Oct.111035
Money Book XV, p. 112. Disposition Book XV, pp. 172, 173.
May 8.William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 3000l. to me, Lowndes, on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service: out of Civil List moneys: by three weekly payments of 1000l. each beginning to-day. Disposition Book XV, p. 170.
Same to same to issue 3333l. 6s. 8d. to Fra. Eyles et al, Trustees for Exchequer Bills, in further part of 40,000l. appropriated by the Act for the 2s. Aid for the charge of circulating the said Bills. Ibid., p. 171.
Same to Henry Baker to attend the Attorney and Solicitor General with all the privy seals &c. relative to the payment of rent to Mr. Granvill for his interest in Mote Park, which matter the King has commanded my Lords to investigate. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 219.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords grant two months' leave of absence to Mr. Beauvoir, one of the five undersearchers of London port, to go to the Bath for his health. Ibid.
Same to the Marquess of Carmarthen. My Lords have considered the matter between Capt. Ash and Capt. Bradbury in your late Marine Regiment. They are of opinion that the accounts should be made up by the Officer who was in commission at the time. Ibid., p. 220.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Richard Cary, agent for the island of Antigua, praying payment of 167l. 8s. 0d. due to the Government of that island for clothing Col. Holt's Regiment there in 1695 and likewise 606l. 8s. 1d. for the quartering of three Companies of the late Col. Collingwood's Regiment. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Montagu to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Philip Guybart for payment of 700l. for goods delivered for his Majesty's use. Ibid.
Same to same. My Lords have laid before the King the Great Wardrobe estimate of 144l. 7s. 4d. for particulars for the King's immediate service at Hampton Court. It is his pleasure that the yellow damask therein mentioned be secured for his use but not made up till next year. He agreed to the rest except the sum for the Tennis Court. Ibid., p. 221.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Kearne, one of the Surveyors of the Window Tax and of Births and Burials Tax, praying to be reimbursed 10l. tax assessed upon his salary "there being no other like officer charged with such payment." Reference Book VII, p. 381.
May 10.William Lowndes to Mr. Ryley to report on the enclosed accounts [missing] of money expended by the Earl of Bath in St. James's Park from 1693 May 1 to Jan. 31 last amounting to 582l. 12s. 3d. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 220.
May 10.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Dean Monteage late of London merchant and John Monteage his brother and surety shewing that by losses they are unable to pay the said Dean Monteage's debt to the King: therefore praying that their bonds may be delivered up. Reference Book VII, p. 381.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer to resume process against John Mason and his security as late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Cambridge and Isle of Ely; in spite of the suspending warrant of March 1 last supra p. 287. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 369.
Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to particularly observe the declaration of the pleasure of the King as set out in the paper containing the objections raised by the Officers of the army to the said Earl's accounts of their arrears: all as follows:
(1) Objection. They all object to the charge of provisions supplied by the Commissioners of Transport, Mr. Feilding, Mr. Pereira and Mr. Hill, alleging they never made deduction for provisions, having no order to that purpose; and upon reducing and disbanding they had orders to clear without making any deduction whatsoever. The men who received these provisions are since either dead, deserted or dismissed and have left no arrears in their regiments to answer any such charge.
The Earl of Ranelagh's answer: Upon the former clearings, particularly after the reduction of Ireland, all provisions were charged in the accounts of the Regiments; but this account being of so long a continuance if the deduction was not made from time to time by the Officers it will now be difficult to find upon whom it can properly be charged.
The King's determination thereupon. The King will give all the provisions for the transportation of the men of the Horse, Dragoons and Foot. But the Horse and Dragoons are to be charged with the forage at the rate of 12d. a day for each Horse and 8d. a day for each Dragoon.
(2) Objection. They all object against the respits contained under several heads alleging that they are chiefly occasioned by detachments and desertions and that they were at the charge of recruiting and new clothing; and particularly such Regiments as were employed in the Descent at Camaret Bay do allege that to have been the occasion of great respits on them, a muster being taken a short time after their landing.
The Earl of Ranelagh's answer. Where respits are due to detachments, or drafts as above or to leave or sickness it is reasonable they be allowed. As for Camarets Bay the muster taken immediately after landing should be governed by those taken last before their embarcation.
The King agrees to this answer.
(3) The several Regiments in whose accounts there is a charge from the Office of Ordnance for arms and tents object against both.
The Earl of Ranelagh's answer. It seems reasonable the allowance should be made for what arms shall appear to to have been lost in service.
The King's determination. The King will allow for so many only as were lost in service at Landen, Steenkirk, Namur, Camaret Bay, Dixmuyd and Deynse.
(4) The Horse and Dragoons which came from Flanders object that they have not credit for the reduced men to the 1st November 1697, to which time they were subsisted by the Officers.
The Earl of Ranelagh's answer. The reduced men are allowed but to the 18 Oct. 1697, Monsieur Auverquerk having certified that they were then reduced. But if they were accounted with by their Officers to 1st November it seems reasonable they should be allowed to that time.
The King. They are to have credit to the 1st Nov.
(5) They desire that the offreckonings may be continued for the reduced men and disbanded Regiments till it answer the debt due to the clothiers.
The Earl of Ranelagh. Where Regiments were disbanded or reduced before the offreckonings could pay for the clothes they then wore, it seems reasonable that allowance be made to discharge same.
The King. As to the offreckonings, where an Officer clothed [his men] for two years and the Regiment was broke in the meantime before the offreckonings could pay for the clothes the King will allow so much of the offreckonings of those two years as will discharge that particular clothing.
(6) Some Regiments object that they have no allowance for Forage and Waggon money in Flanders.
The Earl of Ranelagh. The King has granted his warrant and part of it has been paid by Mr. Hill.
The King. The arrear of waggon money is to be paid by debentures.
(7) Several Regiments object that they have no credit for a chirurgeon's mate, which they always maintained.
The Earl of Ranelagh. There are seven Regiments of Horse and Dragoons who have been allowed subsistence whilst in Flanders for a chirurgeon's mate for whom there is no establishment. The want thereof should be supplied by contingent warrants.
The King agrees to this answer.
(8) Duke of Schomburg's Horse complains that they are doubly charged with 600l. for horses in the account to 1691 Dec. 31.
The Earl of Ranelagh. This demand is during the time they were on the Irish Establishment. If just, this should be allowed by contingent warrant.
The King. If the double charge be proved it is to be taken off.
(9) Col. Ross's Dragoons complain that a sum paid to Troops carried [prisoners] into Dunkirk is charged to their account, which they looked on as bounty.
The Earl of Ranelagh. This payment appears to be on account of subsistence, there being no warrant to allow it as bounty.
The King. The money paid to clear these two Troops must be put to account of subsistence.
(10) Lord Jedburgh's Dragoons. This Regiment craves credit for the pay of two additional Troops for all the month of March (whereas in the account they commence pay only from the several days on which they were mustered) alleging that the Captains of those Troops were at a great charge in raising them in a little time and they have been since disbanded without any allowance or half pay.
The Earl of Ranelagh. They have allowance from the days of raising according to the muster rolls and cannot be otherwise without the King's particular warrant.
The King. Their demand disallowed.
(11) Col. Gibson's Foot. This Regiment craves allowance for the charge of provisions supplied to them in Newfoundland, having charged none of it to the soldiers, being ordered to the contrary (as they allege): and likewise the Colonel left great part of the provisions which he received from the merchants there for the use of the detachment he left behind and delivered in what remained after his arrival in England.
The Earl of Ranelagh. The bills of exchange for provisions supplied them in Newfoundland amounting to 434l. 10s. 4d. were paid and placed to the account of the subsistence of the Regiment by order of the Treasury Lords.
The King. The 434l. 10s. 4d. is to be allowed them.
(12) Scots Regiment: most object against the charging of a payment made to the Officers shipwrecked in the James galley. (b) They also object against Col. Hamilton's charge for transporting recruits and a loss he sustained by discounting of tallies. (c) They likewise object to the charge for so much paid by Col. Buchan for subsisting recruits.
The Earl of Ranelagh. The Officers shipwrecked in the James galley received 45 days' pay on account, which is charged to the Regiment, there being no direction to the contrary. The King: allowed. (b) This charge is directed by Mr. Lowndes's letter of 3 July 1699 to be deducted in proportion from the 14 Scots Battalions who received the recruits. The King: the 14 Battalions are to bear this. (c) This payment was made to Col. Buchan for so much expended by him in subsisting recruits and placed to the account of the arrears of Flanders subsistence by [royal] warrant of 7–17 July 1697. The King: To stand charged upon the Regiments.
(13) Royal Regiment of Foot objects against 103l. 6s. 7d. paid to Mr. Bower at the Hague, being as they allege a debt from Sir Robert Douglas who never had any credit in this Regiment. (b) And likewise against 50l. paid to Capt. Oglevy which they allege was the King's bounty for wounds received.
The Earl of Ranelagh. The payment to Mr. Bower, Minister at the Hague, is charged by Mr. Hill as paid on account of the clearings of the Regiment. The King: The money paid to Bower is not to be put to the account of the Regiment.
The Earl (b) The payment to Capt. Oglevy is charged by Mr. Hill as paid on account of his arrears. The King: The 50l. to Oglevy is to be allowed him as a contingent.
(14) Lord Tiviot's Dragoons complain that they have credit in their accounts only to the 7th Feb. 1697–8 though they were not allowed on the Scots Establishment till the 15th March following.
The Earl of Ranelagh. This Regiment is allowed in their accounts to 7 Feb. as stated. They were mustered in Scotland, two Troops on 10th March 1697–8 three Troops on 13th March and four Troops on 16th March. It seems reasonable they should be allowed either in England or Scotland for the intermediate times.
The King. They are to be allowed it in England according to the times of the answer.
(15) Col. Lillington's Regiment wanted two thirds of its number when it came home, occasioned by the great hardship of the service and sickness of the climate; and the King promised (in order to induce the officers to recruit their Companies) that they should be allowed full to May 1 next following their landing, having arrived in England about the latter end of 1693; upon which the Officers recruited and fully completed their Companies within the time limited without one penny of levy money or other assistance from the Treasury. They desire to be allowed complete from 1 Nov. 1693 to May 1 following accordingly. Further in regard the offreckonings were very much anticipated by a double clothing [one] procured by Col. Foulk and another by Col. Lillington they desire the offreckonings may be allowed for the whole time, which will otherwise fall on the arrears of the Officers.
They also complain that the Paymaster has computed their pay from the 1st Jan. 1692–3 according to the muster taken for November and December preceding wherein many men are wanting, though the Regiment was fully completed at their going on board by a draft out of the Regiments of Lloyd and Beaumont then in garrison at Portsmouth, for whom the Officers paid a guinea a man: and according to Mr. Fotherby's certificate now in the Paymaster's hands there were but 35 men wanting in June following at the muster taken at Barbados.
The Earl of Ranelagh's answer. Such Companies as appeared complete at 1st May 1694 are computed so from 1st Jan. preceding and the rest according to the numbers that appeared on the said 1st May, according to the King's warrant.
The King. The answer is allowed.
(16) Col. Colt's Regiment represents that at their going to the West Indies in 1692 Col. Goodwin was assured by the King that if the Regiment could be made complete for that service it would be taken very kindly and would be considered at a suitable time. The Regiment was [made] complete accordingly at the great charge of the Officers. Soon after landing in England they were mustered; which occasioned great respits and ten months after there was a detachment of 26 men taken out of the Regiment and sent for Flanders with their clothes without any consideration. The year following they had 220 men detached to Jamaica and [these] were all respited at the next muster of the Regiment.
The Earl of Ranelagh. It seems reasonable that allowance be made for the detachments from this Regiment.
The King. Respited, in order to be further considered. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 334–8.
May 11.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to direct the Tellers to take in loans not exceeding 6000l. on credit of the Exchequer in General; for reducing the Troops and lessening the expense thereof. My Lords will take care that same shall be repaid with 6 per cent. interest within six months' time. Disposition Book XV, p. 174.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed case [missing] of Francis de la Rue Esq. concerning a deficiency in the grant passed to him in Ireland. Can the intended value "be made good out of the forfeited estates by the saving of his grant?" Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 221.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. The proposers for the Excise [farm] insist that the charge of management for the year ended 1699 June 24 (exclusive of the charge of the Malt and Leather [Offices] and drawbacks) has been 114,700l.; and that the 2267l. charged on the King's brewhouse was never paid; and drawbacks for exported beer were 3855l. 15s. 5½d. and bad debts about 5000l. Give my Lords an answer to these points next Monday. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Hugh Bethell of Rye (Ryee) Co. Yorks. of premises ut supra p. 327 being the manor of Hempholme, for 99 years terminable on the lives of the said Bethell and Peter Acklam.
Prefixing: Auditor's particular and memorandum of the premises and Surveyor General's ratal.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. In this docquet entry the lives are given as the said Hugh and his son Hugh. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 370–375, 379.
[sic probably for May 12.]
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Capt. John Writtle praying the King's part of his seizure of some dowlas, wine and brandy. Reference Book VII, p. 381.
May 13.William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 40,000l. to the Navy Treasurer on the unsatisfied order in his name: out of loans on this year's Land Tax: to be applied to payment of wages. Disposition Book XV, p. 171.
Same to the [Old] East India Company. By order in Council of the 9th inst. the King has referred to the Treasury Lords your petition relating to jewels seized by the Customs officers on board the ship Neptune. My Lords will hear this matter on Wednesday next. (Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to attend my Lords then with all the papers.) (The like notice to the Customs Commissioners.) Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 222.
May 13.William Lowndes to the Receipt for an account of all the payments into the Exchequer for the Duties on salt for the year ended at Xmas 1699. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 222.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt. My Lords have received petitions for admission to the Half Pay List from John Hudson, late Comptroller of the Hospitals in Flanders, and likewise from Capt. Oliver d' Harcourt, Lieut. John Barraton and Ensign John Vaugensinner late in Col. Edward Dutton Colt's Regiment. If they are within the meaning of the House of Commons' votes please insert them in the list. Ibid., p. 223.
May 14.Royal sign manual for 50l. to Capt. Thomas Bourk as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated May 17 hereon.) (Money order dated May 22 hereon.) (William Lowndes dated May 20 to the Receipt to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 305. Money Book XV, p. 113. Order Book V, p. 177. Disposition Book XV, p. 174.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 100,000l. to Henry Mordaunt, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance; as imprest for land and sea services of the Ordnance. (The privy seal hereon is dated Nov. 21: see infra under date Nov. 22.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 305.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland to cancel the bond for 145l. entered into by Thomas De la Rue Esq. for the inquisitions relating to the forfeited estates granted to him. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 67.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to direct that the officers of Hampton Court be paid at the Exchequer by reason that whilst the salaries provided for by Charles II by the privy seal of 1673–4 Feb. 28 amount to 248l. 3s. 4d. per an. the fee farm rents then reserved to the Honor of Hampton Court amounted only to 62l. 14s. 8d., and by reason further of the sale and alienation of the additional rent of 296l. 19s. 4½d. per an. payable by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, which rent Charles II set aside by the same privy seal for payment of the fees and salaries detailed of the Steward of the Manor of Hampton Court, the bailiff thereof, the bailiff of the manor of East Moulsey, the keeper and pailer of the House Park at Hampton Court, the Lieut. and Keeper of the Chase there, the mower of the brakes, the Keeper of the Mansion House, the Keeper of the Garden, ditto of the orchards, ditto of the Middle Park, ditto of Bushey Park, ditto of the Game of the Honor of Hampton Court at Hounslow Heath, the Rector of Hampton in lieu of tithes, the alms people in St. Stephens and Lady Alley in Westminster, the rent resolute or corrody to Anthony Cotton and his heirs out of St. Stephens, Westminster, the Officers of the Common Pleas out of the Monastery of Westminster and the Keeper of the Great Clock at Westminster, which said fees and salaries amount to 344l. 13s. 0d. per an.: all the above are therefore hereby to be paid out of the Exchequer as from Oct. 1697 to Lady day last and so quarterly in future. (The privy seal hereon is dated May 31.) King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 396–7.
May 15.Money warrant for 4l. 11s. 3d. to Ann Whinyard, Keeper of his Majesty's Royal House at Westminster, for half a year to 1698 June 24 on her patent fee of 6d. a day. Money Book XV, p. 114.
Same for 133l. 18s. 0d. to Mathew Pryor, late Secretary to the Embassy in France, for a bill of extraordinaries from 1698–9 Jan. 10 to 1699 April 10. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 11,956l. 8s. 4d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: which with 2520l. 11s. 8d. remaining in said Earl's hands is to make 14,476l. 15s. 0d. for 4 weeks' subsistence April 25 last to May 22 inst. to the Troops in England, the Regiment of Fuziliers at Jersey and the Independent Companies at New York, the Leeward Islands and Newfoundland: to be issued out of any loans or supplies of last session appropriated for land and sea services. Disposition Book XV, p. 174.
Same to Mr. Boyer to find out what profit was made by Mr. Acourt and his partners out of any lotteries (other than the Royal Oak Lottery) for two or three years before the passing of the late Act for suppressing the same. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 223.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to prepare a royal warrant in accordance with the enclosed determinations supra pp. 345–9 made by the King at Hampton Court April 23 last on the paper of the objections of the several Regiments to the accounts made out by the Earl of Ranelagh and the answers to those objections. Ibid.
Same to the New East India Company to attend on Friday next at the hearing of the case of the jewels on board the Neptune. [The like notice to the Old East India Company.] Ibid., p. 224.