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'Warrants etc: May 1700 , 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 15: 1699-1700 (1933), pp. 351-364. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83241 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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May 1700 , 16-31

May 16.Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. John Brasselaye et al officers in Major General La Meloniere's Regiment praying their arrears in Ireland, they being under necessity of being in England on some extraordinary occasions. Ibid.
April [sic probably for May] 16.Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Richards, late Receiver General of the Duties on Marriages and on Houses for Co. Herts. shewing that parts of the moneys of the said taxes were received by John Gape and Richard Woolaston; that several places are overcharged in the duplicates returned into the Exchequer and several collectors are in arrear; that he is willing to close his accounts and pay the balance into the Exchequer but cannot without Gape and Woolaston joining therein: therefore praying stay of process against him. Reference Book VII, p. 381.
May 17.Money warrant for 92l. to John Tayleur, late second Secondary in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office, 12l. thereof for three years to 1697 Sept. 29 on his fee of 4l. per an. and 80l. thereof for same three years on his fee of 26l. 13s. 4d. per an. for transcribing Originals out of Chancery into the Exchequer. (Money order dated July 17 hereon.)
23l. to Cha. Battely for three quarters to 1698 June 24 on his similar fees of 4l. per an. and 26l. 13s. 4d. per an. as second Secondary in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XV, p. 131. Order Book V, p. 194.
May 17.Money warrant for 3l. 15s. 0d. to the abovesaid John Tayleur for three quarters to 1698 June 24 on his fee of 5l. per an. as first Secondary in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office. Money Book XV, p. 131.
Same for 750l. to Francis Lynn as imprest in part of 1500l. for clerks and officers and incidents about the execution of the Act of last Session appointing Commissioners to take, examine and determine the debts due to the Army, Navy and Transport service and an account of the prizes taken during the late war. (Money order dated May 23 hereon.) (William Lowndes dated May 27 to the Receipt to pay same out of any of the loans or supplies granted the last sessions of Parliament.) Money Book XV, p. 115. Order Book V, p. 177. Disposition Book XV, p. 177.
Same for 400l. to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, in full (with 1200l. already issued) of 1600l. for making and finishing the enclosures in New Forest pursuant to the Act of Parliament. (Money order dated May 18 hereon.) (William Lowndes dated May 24 to the Receipt to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) Money Book XV, p. 115. Order Book V, p. 178. Disposition Book XV, p. 177.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 1200l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: out of loans ut supra p. 349 to be made on credit of the Exchequer in General: to be in part of 2181l. 19s. 6d. for the charge of transporting 740 men and 740 horses from Hoylake and Whitehaven to Ireland. Disposition Book XV, p. 172.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Morgan Whitley, late Receiver for Cheshire and North Wales, for stay of process against him. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 224.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] of Walter Devereux for preventing the exportation of wool. Ibid., p. 225.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Bushell, late a collector of Excise shewing that in 1689 he paid 311l. of his receipts to Toby Mayo a person of good repute and took from him three bills of exchange on William Lygon; that Mayo afterwards became insolvent and Lygon failed to pay the bills; that 100l. was since paid into the Excise Office on his account but the present Commissioners demand the said 311l., whereas he was stopped by the late Commissioners from proceeding against the said Mayo and Lygon and was allowed the said 311l. in his account: therefore praying a stay of all proceedings. Reference Book VII, p. 382.
May 20.William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 3200l. as follows out of Civil List moneys: viz.
£
to 11 Judges of England for last Easter term2750
to 11 Masters in Chancery for ditto275
to the Judges of Chester for ditto175
Disposition Book XV, p. 176.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Palmes praying an imprest of 1500l. to enable him to carry on his contracts with you for English sail cloth. What progress is made on those contracts? Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 225.
Same to the Earl of Montagu. My Lords have considered the Great Wardrobe estimate for 137l. for robes for the Earls of Pembroke and Albemarle, lately elected Companions of the Garter. What precedents are there for such allowances? Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works enclosing the estimate [missing] for rebuilding the press-house and repairing the houses of the Comptroller and the Provost of the Moneyers in the Mint in the Tower, amounting to 915l. 10s. 0d. You are to strictly view those offices and certify what repairs are necessary. Ibid., p. 226.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to make a deduction of 3d. per £ of the salaries of the collectors, supervisors and officers of the Salt Duties and thereout to raise a public Bank of Charity for support of disabled officers of the said Duties: all on the lines of the similar warrant of 1686–7 Feb. 1 which established such a procedure for the officers and clerks of the Grand Excise. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 376–7.
Same to Sir Thomas Trevor, Attorney General, to enter a noli prosequi to the information against John Fuller, distiller for having in his distilling house two private "backs", on his paying 200 guineas out of the total fine of 600 guineas. Ibid., p. 377.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant from the Duke of Shrewsbury [Lord Chamberlain] to Charles Godfrey, Master of the Jewel House, dated April 25 last, to deliver to Col. How, a Groom of the Bedchamber, 80 ounces of silver as a gift from the King at the christening of his child. Ibid., p. 381.
Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to take off the respits of the led horses of the officers of the Troops of Guards and Regiments of Horse and Dragoons and that same be allowed according to the establishment. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 333.
May 21,Privy seal for an annuity or pension of 1000l. to Charles, Earl of Arran as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber. (The royal warrant for this privy seal is dated "at our Court at Dieren 1699 June 20–30.) Ibid., p. 301.
May 21.Privy seal for an ordinary of 20s. a day to Phillip Plantamour as from May 8 inst.: the King having appointed him to remain at Berlin for his service. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 361.
Royal sign manual for 100l. to Capt. Roger Elrington (who is appointed Lieut. Governor of the Island of Nevis in America) as royal bounty in consideration of his former faithful services and to enable him to repair to his said Government. (Money warrant dated May 24 hereon.) (Money order dated May 30 hereon.) Ibid., p. 314. Money Book XV, p. 113, 116. Order Book V, p. 186. Disposition Book XV, p. 188.
Same for 260l. to Edward, Visct. Cornbury as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated May 24 hereon.) (Money order dated June 7 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Receipt dated Sept. 20 to pay same by 10l. a week to commence from the time said Viscount's last order was satisfied: out of Civil List moneys.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 314. Money Book XV, p. 116. Order Book V, p. 180. Disposition Book XV, p. 210.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for installing the First Fruits due from William Talbott as bishop of Oxford, being 343l. 7s. 11½d. in all. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 316.
Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to pay the assessments to the 3s. Aid on officers of the Post Office and Penny Post Office of not over 60l. per an. salary. Money Book XV, p. 116.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1300l. to me, Lowndes, on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service. Disposition Book XV, p. 175.
Same to the following respectively to return into the Jewel House the King's plate which was aforetime delivered to them respectively by indenture for the purpose or in the capacity detailed: viz.
Earl of Bath 7386 ounces as Groom of the Stole to Charles II.
Earl of Pembroke 6859 ounces as Plenipotentiary in Holland.
Earl of Portland 6885 ounces as late Ambassador in France.
Earl of Sunderland 1246 ounces as late Lord Chamberlain.
Earl of Montagu 6950 ounces as late Ambassador to France.
Earl of Feversham 1008 ounces as Lord Chamberlain to the Queen Dowager.
Earl of Chesterfield 979 ounces.
Earl of Dorset and Middlesex 1126 ounces as late Lord Chamberlain.
Earl of Yarmouth 1002 ounces as Treasurer of the Household to Charles II.
Earl of Nottingham 1015 ounces as late Secretary of State.
Earl of Orford 728 ounces.
Earl of Macclesfield 7172 ounces to his father the late Earl as late Lord President of Wales.
Earl of Jersey 9040 ounces as one of the Plenipotentiaries in Holland and Ambassador in France.
Lord Overkirk 1077 ounces as Master of the Horse.
Lord Wharton 1105 ounces.
Lord Lexinton 6820 ounces as one of the late Plenipotentiaries in Holland.
Duke of Devonshire 422 ounces.
Marquess of Normanby 1161 ounces as late Lord Chamberlain.
Countess of Peterborough 1065 ounces to the late Earl as Groom of the Stole and 1009 ounces to your Ladyship.
Sir Joseph Williamson 2277 ounces as Secretary of State and 6967 ounces as one of the late Plenipotentiaries in Holland.
Executors of Earl of Sandwich 5229 ounces as Ambassador in Spain.
Executors of Lord Dartmouth 1447 ounces as Master of the Horse to James II.
Executors of Lord Waldegrave 1015 ounces as late Comptroller of the Household.
Executors of Sir William Lockhart 5904 ounces as late Ambassador to France.
Executors of Sir Charles Berkley 959 ounces as Comptroller of the Household to Charles II.
Executors of Sir Richard Fanshaw 3512 ounces as late Ambassador in Portugal and 5226 ounces as same in Spain.
Executors of Sir George Downing 6988 ounces as late same in Holland.
Out Letters (General) XVI, pp. 227, 229–30.
May 21.Royal warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland to pay an allowance of 20s. a day to Sir James Jeffreys Kt., Governor of Cork, as from 1699 May 1. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 66.
May 22.William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 7238l. 7s. 6d. to the Earl of Ranelagh for 14 days subsistence to the Forces ut supra p. 351 to wit from May 22 inst. to June 5 next at 3619l. 3s. 9d. per week according to the New Establishment [of the Forces]. Disposition Book XV, p. 175.
Same to same to issue 100l. to the Cofferer of the Household on the unsatisfied order in his name: to be issued out of Civil List moneys and to be applied to the expense his Majesty is pleased to be at for the diet and entertainment of the Agents lately come from Morocco. Ibid., p. 176.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to pass the goods of the Agents from Morocco at the Customs House notwithstanding the holidays. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 225.
Same to Sir Cloudesley Shovell. Upon considering the late Act of Parliament, my Lords think it is your business to determine the reiterated complaints of the non-commission officers and men of Capt. Rodney's Company against Capt. Povey who pays them their offreckonings. Ibid., p. 226.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] praying rectification of a mistake in Mr. Fox's account of money received for Monsieur Auverquere. Ibid.
May 22.William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare a royal warrant to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 1200l. to Mr. Samuell Atkinson in part of 2181l. 19s. 6d. for the charge of transporting 740 men and horses from Hoylake and Whitehaven to Ireland. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 227.
Same to the Farmers of the Royal Oak Lottery concerning their cravings on account of the Act which takes away all lotteries except the Royal Oak Lottery. You are to pay in forthwith the arrears of your rent to Sept. 29 last and then upon proof of your loss by such suppression my Lords will consider same. Ibid.
Same to the Board of Green Cloth. The King has directed that the Agents from Morocco should be entertained at his charge, for which he allows 10l. a week for diet besides the rent of the house they live in. Please employ for this purpose the 100l. directed this day to the Cofferer and pay their said weekly allowance to Mr. Benj. Mitchell. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to prepare a royal warrant for the continuing of the allowance to Mr. Isaac Teale as late Apothecary General to the Army in consideration of his long and hazardous services; the King having agreed thereto. Ibid., p. 228.
Same to same for a same for payment of the whole pay of Capt. Oliver D' Harcourt, Lieut. John Barraton and Lieut. Vogensinner, late Officers in Col. Colt's Marine Regiment, for the whole time since said Regiment was disbanded (when they were in service at sea) until their arrival in England. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Harvey. On the petition of the Keepers, Woodward and Rangers of Waltham Forest representing their great arrears of wages the King has ordered one year thereof to be paid to them but unless better care for the future be not taken to preserve the said forest it is the King's order that no more money be paid on that account. Ibid., p. 231.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Quarry et al members of the English Church in Philadelphia praying a renewal of the King's former order for payment of 50l. per an. to a minister and 30l. per an. to a schoolmaster out of the quit rents in Pennsylvania. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Sir Robert Cotton and Sir Thomas Frankland Commissioners for the office of Postmaster General, relating to the prosecution of carriers and higlers who take upon them to carry letters for hire, contrary to the Act of Parliament. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint of the petition of Robert Weddell praying payment of his bill of 101l. 13s. 6d. for prosecuting and convicting (viz. at Chester in April last) Joseph Horton, goldsmith late of London, for high treason, Reference Book VII, p. 382.
May 22.Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Cobb, Receiver General of the 3s. Aid &c. for Co. Hants, praying that overpayments of 333l. 15s. 6d. on the 3s. Aid and 503l. 3s. 10¼d. on the 1s. Aid may be transferred to his account of the Capitation Tax. Ibid., p. 384.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Joseph Field, cheesemonger, shewing that he formerly used to return considerable sums to the Excise Office for the King's use but by many losses is damnified more than 3000l. which ruined his trade and disables him to pay 166l. 10s. 0d. which is all that remains of his Majesty's money in his hands for which he has lain a prisoner in the Fleet above two years: therefore praying to be discharged so that he may get a living. Ibid.
May 24.Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the baronetcy fee of 1095l. due from Sir Samuell Clarke of Snailwell Co. Cambridge. (Treasury warrant to the Receipt dated June 21 for tallies of discharge accordingly.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 315. Money Book XV, p. 136.
Same to the Governor of Maryland to apply towards maintaining the Establishment of [Customs] officers lately settled in the Province of Maryland for the better securing the Plantation trade the four forfeited bonds of 1000l. which (according to the report of John Povey, deputy to William Blathwayte, Auditor of the Plantations) have been tried in the Courts of the Province of Maryland, having been given by masters of ships pursuant to the Acts of Trade. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 315. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 85.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, to pay 3962l. 7s. 4d. to Major General William Steuart for several disbursements made by him for the Regiment under his command upon the expedition into Spain in 1694–5 (which with 3537l. 12s. 8d. for his own extraordinary expenses in that service makes up 7500l. in all) he having had a grant of certain forfeited estates in Ireland to the value of 800l. per an. in satisfaction of the said debt of 3962l. 7s. 4d. but the same is now taken away by a late Act of Parliament. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 317.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 584l. 10s. 2d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be paid over for satisfying abatements due to the non-commission officers and men of Capt. Thornhill's Company in the Second Marine Regiment: as by an account thereof for 1689–90 Jan. to 1698 Sept. 30 signed by Robert Bing, First Lieutenant of the said Company. (William Lowndes to the said Earl dated May 8 to so pay same to the Navy Treasurer.) (Same to the Navy Commissioners dated same to pay same to said Company.) Money Book XV, p. 112. Disposition Book XV, pp. 172, 173.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 300l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on his [unsatisfied] order as Paymaster of the Forces: to be paid over to Lord Fairfax for half a year on his annuity on the late Establishment [of the Forces.] Disposition Book XV, p. 176.
May 24.William Lowndes to Mr. Hewett concerning the wood which Lord Byron has cut in Sherwood Forest. His Lordship has promised to shew to the Steward of the Court there the ancient grants by which he claims the right of such wood. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 228.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay to the Agents for the four Companies at New York so much as is due for clearings for the year ended Dec. 24 last out of the 24,000l. lately issued to you for the arrears of the Guards and Garrisons for that year. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Montague not to put the King to the expense of providing robes for any Knights of the Garter until my Lords have laid that matter before the King. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Benoni Jordan (for several years an extraordinary watchman London port) as a watchman in fee there loco Robert Sayce deceased.
Thomas Cross as a noontender ibid loco John Lazen by deceased.
Stephen Scott as waiter and searcher at Holy Island in Berwick port loco John Ord deceased.
Samuell Terril as boatman at Lymington in Southampton port loco Henry Bromat dismissed.
William Serle as tidesman at Salcombe in Dartmouth port loco William Carter who quitted. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 73.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of the Old East India Company upon the order of reference of May 9 from the Privy Council, ut supra p. 349; the said petition referring to a seizure of some jewels brought from the East Indies in their ship Neptune as forfeited for the officers who seized and for the New East India Company.
We heard all the parties concerned on the 15th inst. The seizure was made under the Act of 9 Wm. III, c. 44 as goods belonging to private persons and not to the old Company. The seizure seems to us quite regular and the Customs officers do not appear to have intermeddled between the two Companies. On the petition of the Old Company for a restraint of the right of seizure the point of the legality thereof was discussed exhaustively before us on the 17th (the various arguments and precedents being here detailed.) We see no reason for imposing such a restraint in the Customs officers' power of seizure. Ibid, pp. 74–78.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Richard Tooth a collector of Excise shewing that he sent up to the Excise Office a bill of exchange drawn by Toby Mayo on William Ligon for 226l. which was dishonoured: therefore praying that same may be allowed in his accounts. Reference Book VII, p. 382.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of Phillip Papillon, late Cashier of the Victualling, praying directions to the said Commissioners to make him out warrants for 10469l. 12s. 5½d. being the balance of his account for victualling the Straits Fleet under the Earl of Orford's command at Cadiz so that same may be allowed him on his account; as the said Earl's privy seal discharges only 80,007l. 3s. 10d. Ibid.
May 24.Same to Henry Baker of the petition of John Hill, a prisoner in Chelmsford gaol, shewing that he was fined 40s. for assault and battery; that his wife and four small children are in a miserable and starving condition by his lying eight months in the said gaol: therefore praying remission of his fine that so he may have his enlargement. Ibid., p. 383.
Same to the Postmasters General of the petition of Francis Jackson, postmaster of Chester shewing that he has served faithfully since the Revolution and been at great charges: therefore praying to be remitted 100l. which he is indebted to the King, and to be allowed 121l. 6s. 2d. which he is in disburse. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Peter Vertange and Company merchants shewing that they bought a parcel of China roots which being decayed, half Custom was allowed for damage on importation; and same was afterwards shipped out in the ship Lady Cornelia for Holland but was seized because the certificate by mistake did not contain the words "damaged halfpart" therefore praying restoration of the goods. Ibid., p. 384.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Simon Biddulph shewing that by the dissolution of the monastery of the Virgin Mary in the city of Coventry the Crown was seized in fee of a certain portion of the tithes in the manor and parish of Frankton Co. Warwick and that Queen Elizabeth demised same 1599–1600 Feb. 13 to Thomas Spenser, Roger Tibbotts and Dorothy Tibbotts who are all dead; and that same is now concealed from the Crown: therefore praying a lease of same and he will assert the Crown's title. Ibid., p. 386.
Same to Phillip Ryley of the petition of the Earl of Feversham et al in behalf of the Queen Dowager for the repair of several lodges &c. in the Forest of Whittlewood which are in great decay. Ibid., p. 388.
Same to the Postmasters General of the petition of Free Gift Pilkington in behalf of her husband Richard Pilkington, late postmaster of Ipswich Co. Suffolk, praying forgiveness for the sum of 307l. which he owes the King, which was occasioned by bad debts, quartering of soldiers and losing of horses. Ibid., p. 389.
Treasury warrant to the [Clerk of the Pipe] for records of surplusage to satisfy the surplusage of 11l. 5s. 1d. standing in the account of Timothy Fetherstonhaugh, sheriff of Cumberland for the year ended 1699 Sept. 29, out of the like remain (debit) standing in the like account of William Blethin as sheriff of Co. Monmouth.
Prefixing: extracts from the Great Roll of the Pipe of said surplusage and remain. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 379.
[?]Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Henry Williams of several lands and tenements in Co. Wilts. being part of the estates of John Jenner and Simon Gearing outlaws: at a rent of 4l. 4s. 8d. per an. and fine of 9l. 9s. 4d. [sic for 8l. 9s. 4d.] Ibid.
May 27.Royal sign manual for 500l. to Mathew Pryor as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated May 31 hereon.) (Money order dated June 17 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 313. Order Book V, p. 188. Disposition XV, p. 188.
Treasury warrant to Isaac Newton to pay (out of moneys in his hands for the service of the Mint) to Thomas Clarke, collector of Yarmouth port, so much as was produced from the 1724 ounces 10 pennyweight of silver (hammered money) which he paid into the Mint at Norwich on the 23rd June 1697 (which he had received for Customs in the said port) at the rate of 5s. 8d. per ounce in pursuance of the Act for remedying the ill State of the Coin; as certified by the receipt of Anthony Redhead then Deputy Master and Worker of the said Mint: which money is not yet repaid to the said Clarke though he hath often demanded the same. Money Book XV, p. 133.
Same to the Postmasters General to establish vessels of about 90 or 100 tons with 10 or 12 men each to go from Falmouth to the Groyne; to be paid as formerly out of the Post Office revenue: all in order to the safe and regular conveyance of his Majesty's letters between England and Spain by vessels of sufficient force to make defence against the ordinary privateers, which conveyance would be a great convenience to the merchants and the King by avoiding the necessity of carrying the state letters through France "though you have reduced the number of men to less than half to what they were." Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 378–9.
May 28.Royal sign manual for 200l. to Susanna, Countess Dowager of Lincoln as royal bounty towards the support of her son, Henry, Earl of Lincoln an infant. (Money warrant hereon dated May 31.) (Money order dated June 6 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 297. Money XV, p. 117. Order Book V, p. 193.
Royal warrant dated Hampton Court to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 30,000l. to Casper Frederick Henning for the service of the Privy Purse. (Money warrant dated June 19 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated June 8.) (Money order dated June 20 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 315. Money Book XV, p. 132. Order Book V, p. 182.
Same for 233l. 10s. 0d. for the officers of Waltham Forest as follows on their fees and allowances, one moiety thereof for the half year to 1693 Lady day and the other moiety for the half year to 1699 Michaelmas viz. on 6d. a day to the Chief Ranger; 20l. per an. to the woodward and keeper of the woods within the walks of Chapel Heinault; 8d. a day to the underkeeper of Walthamstow Walk; 4d. a day to ditto of Leighton Walk; 3d. a day to ditto of Walwood and Homefright Woods; 8d. a day each to the underkeeper respectively of Woodford Walk, Loughton and Lamburne Walks, New Lodge Walk, Chingford Walk and 132l. 17s. 11d. yearly to the Lieutenant of said Forest to be distributed amongst the 10 underkeepers and five under Rangers for preservation of the deer and game. (Money warrant dated June 7 hereon.) (Money order dated June 17 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 320. Order Book V, p. 183. Disposition Book XV, p. 188.
May 28.Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant to John Worth, Thomas Herle and Robert Corker, merchants, of the arrears of profits of the office of Havenor of the Duchy of Cornwall between the determination of the former lease thereof to Sir William Morrice and the 18 August 1698 being the date of the 99 years' lease thereof to the said Worth, Herle and Corker made to them for a fine of 1500l. and rent of 30l. per an. as from the determination of a former lease which expired in May 1696, the word 'arrears' having been accidentally omitted from their said lease: the said former lease to the said Morrice being certified to have expired by the death in the East Indies in May 1696 of William Morrice son of John Morrice of London merchant. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 325–6.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 42,914l. 13s. 8½d. to Deficient Funds as follows; the said sum representing the receipt between April 30 last and May 28 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz. 270l. from the Window Act; 4659l. 5s. 8d. from the Additional Impositions; 1113l. 0s. 2d. from the New Duty on Salt; 3461l. 19s. 8d. from the Continued Duty on Paper; 31,410l. 8s. 2½d. from the New Customs: the said distribution to be as follows:
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament.How they stood upon the Register 28 April [sic for May] 1700.The distribution and application hereby ordained.
First 4s. Aid5562210560935614531010
Third 4s. Aid40737203403077033321137
Fourth 4s. Aid91710113893444167747719
Second Quarterly Poll89275134899651347271811½
Three Fourths Customs213447159201447159174089
Salt and Glass etc.1711500001570746166139558
Two Thirds Additional Excise160000001290541111130412
Additional Impositions445177744400000036291810
Vellum and Parchment22411472356011718278
Marriages648000006460000052831410
Wines and Vinegar14618119146181191191190
5017793748164551754291413
Money Book XV, p. 118.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Herbert Fead et al for their arrears of pay and subsistence for service in Col. Holt's Regiment in the West Indies. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 231.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Wikman Hansen, late Commissary General of the Danish Troops in Ireland. Ibid., p. 234.
Royal warrant to the Lord Justices of Ireland to pay to the Countess of Dorchester all moneys received since 1696–7 Jan. 5 (the date of the royal warrant supra Cal. Tr. Books vol. XI, p. 369) by any of the revenue collectors in Ireland out of the quit rents granted to the said Countess by James II and further to similarly pay all such moneys as shall be similarly received by them for the next three years from date hereof: all by reason that the said royal warrant of 1696–7 Jan. 5 did not contain sufficient directions for the payment as above of such moneys as should be received by the said collectors. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 78–9.
May 28.Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland to insert on the Establishments of Pensions, Ireland the pension of 4s. a day to Lieut. De Montedier being the pension transferred from Capt. Maurice: to commence as from 1700 June 1. Ibid., p. 81.
May 29.Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to pay 2350l. to the Duchess of Cleveland for half a year to 1697 Xmas on her annuity. Money Book XV, p. 117.
Same to the Receipt to renew a lost reversionary annuity order No. 413 for 14l. per an. upon the Tonnage originally made out in name of Richard, Earl of Ranelagh [as Paymaster the of the Forces], the present transferee being Peter de Bardonnanche. Order Book V, p. 178.
William Lowndes to the Postmasters General to satisfy the last warrant for 2350l. to the Duchess of Cleveland by 150l. a week out of the Post Office revenue from the expiry of the last weekly payment on her preceding similar warrant. Disposition Book XV, p. 177.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to direct the Tellers to take in loans to the total of 6000l. on credit of the Exchequer in General. Ibid., p. 178.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners to pay the assessment to the third 3s. Aid on officers of their Office of under 60l. per an. salary. Ibid., p. 179.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial of Col. Charles Ross shewing that his Regiment was subsisted to April 1691 according to the English Establishment but upon stating the accounts of the Regiment they are only allowed credit upon the said Establishment till Jan. 1691–2 though the Regiment was not on the Irish Establishment till four months later: therefore praying allowance of the difference which amounts to 890l. 17s. 4d.: further praying that the 500l. which he received in 1692 on account of arrears of "the said year" and which is now charged upon the account of clearings for the year 1692 may be transferred to the account of arrears in the years 1690 and 1691 "there not being 100l. due for clearings at that time." Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 232.
Same to the Attorney General to peruse the patent for the custody of the parks at Hampton Court (of which Mr. Young will give you a copy) and to consider whether the Great Meadow and the Little Meadow there near the House Park did pass to Mr. Young by that patent. Ibid.
May 30.Royal warrant dated Hampton Court to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Sir Nathan Wright Kt. Keeper of the Great Seal of an annuity of 4000l. out of the Post Office revenue as from May 22 inst. being the day on which the said seal was put into his custody. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 318–9.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 200l. a week to Thomas Lloyd on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Works: to be for the service of the Gardens at Hampton Court (over and above the 170l. per week now payable): to be as from the 14th inst. and to be paid over to Mr. Tallman for works done in said gardens. Disposition Book XV, p. 178.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Joseph Fernac de St. Eugene, Lieutenant in the Regiment late under Lord Lifford, praying payment of 111l. 7s. 3d. due to himself and Capt. Elisha Madron late of the same Regiment who was slain before Galway and to whom petitioner is administrator. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 232.
Same to the Deputy Chamberlains [of the Receipt] to permit Mr. Elwill to peruse the records in the Tally Court in order to find out what is become of the Wine Gallon Pot which use to remain in the Exchequer. This matter very much imports his Majesty's service. Ibid., p. 233.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay to Col. Codrington 2704l. 6s. 9½d. "according to a minute taken before their [the Treasury] Lordships in that behalf whereupon you promised to furnish the said sum." You are to take a receipt for the money as it is to be repaid you again at the Exchequer. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Visct. Fitzharding for a lease of the house he now lives in in St. James's Park, he having been at great charges in repairing and building same. Reference Book VII, p. 385.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland to continue to Capt. Robert Freke from the 1st May 1699 the usual subsistence of a Lieut. Col. of Foot as ordered for him by the King by royal warrant of 1699 April 8 upon the occasion of the sending of Major General Thomas Erle's Regiment into Ireland, into which Regiment the said Col. Freke was incorporated, notwithstanding the said subsistence "be not inserted in the Military Establishment commencing at that time." Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 104.
May 31.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 5l. per an. to Richard Miller as Customer of Woollen Cloth and Petty Customs in the port of London.
The fee or salary of 8l. per an. to James Pavey as Customer of Ipswich port.
The fee or salary of 39l. per an. to Mathew Appleyard as one of the Customers of Hull. Money Book XV, p. 117.
May 31.Money order for 100,000l. to the Bank of England for one year to 1701 June 1 on the yearly sum appropriated by Act of 5 Wm. III, c. 20 and as by the patent of 1694 June 15 for said Bank. Order Book V, p. 191.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to pay into the Exchequer to-morrow morning all the moneys in the hands of your Cashier of the Additional Excise of 9d. per barrel granted 5 Wm. and Mary for payment of 100,000l. to the Bank and other annuities. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 233.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Henry Bull of Westminster merchant, praying delivery of a parcel of India wrought silks shipped for Holland with an accidental mistake in the entry whereby he was to have drawn back 8l. more [than he ought] on a debenture. Reference Book VII, p. 384.