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'Warrants etc: July 1700, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 15: 1699-1700 (1933), pp. 395-411. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83244 Date accessed: 18 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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July 1700, 1-15

July 1
(altered from Dec. 11.)
Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 547l. 10s. 0d. to Brigadier Solomon de Loches for one year on his pay to 1698 Dec. 31 at the rate of 30s. a day. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 437.
Same to same to pay 216l. to the executrix of the late Brigadier Matthews for his pay 1696–7 Jan. 1 to 1697 May 24 the time of his death. Ibid., p. 441.
July 1.Establishment under the King's sign manual of the pay of the General Officers of the Forces for the year 1697: being in the form of a royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces to pay 41,850l. 19s. 2d. for the pay of the said General Officers, detailed, for the said year. Ibid., pp. 403–5.
The like warrant for payment of 31,572l. 10s. 0d. for same, detailed, for the succeeding year 1698. Ibid., p. 406.
Treasury warrant to Henry Ferne, Customs Cashier, to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for 1700 June 24 quarter for making a particular account of the Customs. Money Book XV, p. 126.
Money warrant for 50l. to Mahaliel Windham for himself and the other seven doorkeepers of the House of Peers for their attendance in the Session 1699 Nov. 16 to 1700 April 11. (Money order dated July 4 hereon.) Ibid., p. 126. Order Book V, p. 187.
Same for 3750l. to Sir Benjamin Bathurst for 1700 June 24 quarter on the Duke of Gloucester's annuity. (Money order dated July 8 hereon.) (William Lowndes dated July 10 to the Receipt to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) Money Book XV, p. 127. Order Book V, p. 191. Disposition Book XV, p. 191.
Same for 250l. each to Emanuell Scroop How, James Stanley and John Sayers for half a year to 1699 June 24 as Grooms of the Bedchamber. (Money orders dated July 9 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 127. Order Book V, p. 190. Disposition Book XV, p. 188.
Same for 500l. each to Algernoon, Earl of Essex, the Earl of Romney and Earl of Selkirk for same time as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber. (Money order dated July 9 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 141. Order Book V, p. 202. Disposition Book XV, p. 188.
July 1.Money warrant for 333l. 15s. 6d. and 503l. 3s. 10¼d. to Thomas Cobb late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Southampton for wrong payments on his account of the 3s. and 1s. Aids anno 1697: to be repaid into the Exchequer on account of the 1s. and 3s. Aid respectively. (Money order dated July 18 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 142. Order Book V, p. 197.
Treasury allowance of the salaries bill of the Hackney Coach Office for 1700 June 24 quarter: total 190l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XV, p. 142.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue out of Civil Lost moneys 250l. to Jennings Esq. Disposition Book XV, p. 188.
Same to the Earl of Jersey for an extract from any letters from the Earl of Bellomont concerning the ship belonging to Jeremiah Bass and John Lofting seized at Perth Amboy in the West Indies. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 245.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Egerton Esq. for a lease of the Hundred of Broxton Co. Chester or the office of bailiff of the said Hundred and the profits of the said Hundred "except all fines &c. of his Majesty's Court of Record there except the Hundred Court." Reference Book VII, p. 390.
Same to same of the petition of John Jenkins gent for the office of Steward of the Courts of the Honor of Peverell and for a lease of some royalties and coal mines. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to contract with Stephen Bigg for extending the post to several places near the stages of Warrington, Liverpool, Ormskirk, Preston, Lancashire and Manchester at a farm rent of 2526l. 14s. 5d. per an. for three years from him, which sum appears to be the neat profit of the postage of letters to and from the said towns for one year; for the first year he to have all the profit realised above the said rent, in view of his charge in settling several new stages; but in the second and third years to be accountable to the King for a third of such excess.
Prefixing: the Postmaster Generals' report on said Bigg's petition. Petitioner has been concerned for some years as farmer and manager of the Buckingham Branch which extends as far as Norwich and has behaved himself with great diligence, satisfaction to the people and encouragement to the revenue. The above extension will be of advantage to the revenue by reason the subject will be served more regularly and at less charge. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 385.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to take the sureties ut supra p. 394 of Isaac Newton as Master and Worker of the Mint: in 4000l. Ibid., p. 386.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in account to Charles Fox and Thomas, Lord Coningsby 3000l. to rectify the mistake of the like sum wrongly charged in their account covering the period 1690 June 5 to 1692 Sept. 30 as Paymasters of the Irish Forces they having charged themselves with said sum as received from the Heer Van Auverquere, Master of the Horse, but wrongly so charged because not received from him but issued to them out of the Exchequer for his use in accordance with the Treasury letter of direction of 1690 June 12 "and is part of the money charged upon them as received out of the Exchequer within the time of their said account." Ibid.
July 1.Establishment under the King's sign manual, being an Additional Establishment of half pay to the several disbanded Officers as follow from the respective dates of disbandment: viz.
Col. Echlyn's Regiment: 4s. each to Captains William Coward and Arthur Moor; 2s. 6d. each to Lieuts. Richard Hamilton and Luke Davis; 2s. each to Cornets George Faunt and Edward Loftus; 1s. 6d. each to Quarter Masters Andrew Jolly and Albert Wrightson.
Col. Cunningham's Regiment: 4s. each to Captains John Davis, William Steuart, Henry Wood, Robert Steuart; 2s. 6d. each to Lieuts. John Pacy, William Mortimer, Noah Cadroy, Uniack; 2s. each to Cornets William Nesbit, Warren Baxter, Alexander Macgoun and Fleetwood Watkins; 1s. 6d. each to Quarter Masters John Rice, George Knox, Gideon Wardlow, William Parr.
Regiments of Foot as follows 3s. to each Captain 2s. to each Lieutenant 1s. 6d. to each Ensign.
Royal Regiment of Foot: Lieuts. William Murray, Thomas Kerr; Ensigns Alexander Gorden, Thomas Bruce.
Brigadier Fairfax's Regiment: Capt. Joseph Fletcher; Lieut. Gilbert Abbot.
Col. Colenbine's: Capt. Robert Sewell; Lieut. Thomas Dodkins; Ensign William Connock.
Col. Webb's: Capt. Peter Hamers; Lieut. Peter de Cosne; Ensign Roger Cater.
Major General Steuart's: Capt. Richard Dancy; Lieuts. Charles Percivall, William Taylor.
Sir Bevill Granvill's: Capt. Warner Daws.
Sir John Hanmore's: Lieut. Henry Feilding, Ensigns John Bagnall, Anthony Mond.
Col. Brewer's: Capt. Robert Munday; Lieut. John Jeffs.
Sir John Jacobs': Capt. William Austin; Lieut. William Bury; Ensign John Hall.
Col. Tidcomb's: Capt. Francis Alexander; Lieut. William Cormack; Ensign John Moody.
Col. How's: Capt. Thomas Whitney; Lieut. Daniell Dickenson; Ensign John Boyle.
Col. Stanley's: Capt. Michael Fleming; Lieut. William Carroll; Ensign William Sabin.
Sir Math Bridges': Capt. Francis Read; Lieut. Henry Warner; Ensign Daniell Langhorn.
Col. Gustavas Hamilton's: Capt. Sir John Peyton; Lieut. John Peters; Ensign John Mac Cuistion.
Col. Frederick Hamilton's: Capt. Robert Pinsent; Lieut. Robert Cook; Ensign Thomas Dawson.
Major General Pole's: Capt. Leonard Cradock; Ensign George Towry.
Sir Henry Belasyse's: Capt. Richard Lewis; Lieut. Thomas Belasyse; Ensign Francis Saunderson.
Brigadier Ingoldsby's: Capt. Thomas Jones; Lieut. Noel Barton; Ensign John Mountford.
Marquis de Puissar's: Capt. Thomas Gardiner; Lieut. Thomas Theaker; Ensign Herbert Lawrence.
Brigadier Tiffin's: Capt. Edward Jones; Lieut. John Donellan; Ensign William Hamilton.
Col. Colenbine's: Lieut. Jacob Drobus instead of Lieut. Dussand returned and allowed in the former list but continues in commission: Ensign La Croix instead of Ensign Elsby so returned and allowed but still in commission.
Sir Bevill Granvill's: Ensign William Daniel instead of Ensign John Hellows: Quarter Master Manus O'Cane.
Col. Brewer's: Ensign Dillon instead of Ensign Featherston so returned and allowed but still in commission.
Col. How's: Lieut. Jeffrey Stevens.
Col. Gustavus Hamilton's: Lieut. Dockwra Brook.
Sir Henry Belasyse's: Ensign Gabriel Read instead of Ensign Archer.
Marquis de Puissar's: Lieut. David St. Clair instead of Lieut. Perrot to whom he resigns his commission.
Earl of Drogheda's: Lieut. Lambert as Capt.
Earl of Donegal's: Lieut. Julius Stirk; Quarter Master Willoughby.
Col. St. John's: Ensign Thomas Lettunt in place of Thomas Lovell inserted in the former list by mistake.
Lord Mountjoy's: Augustus de L'Espois as Captain; Hugh Owen, ensign, omitted in the former list.
Lord Charlemont's: Capt. Thomas Morgan: Ensign John Montgomery omitted in the former list.
(Total of the additional establishment 10l. 14s. 6d. per diem or 3914l. 12s. 6d. per annum.) Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 91–3.
July 2.Royal warrant dated Hampton Court to John Latton Esq., steward of the manor of Richmond Co. Surrey, to demand and receive the considerable arrears of rent standing out in the hands of several of the tenants of said manor and thereout to repair such parts of the old house [or palace at Richmond] as you think necessary. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 327.
Same to Sir Thomas Trevor, Attorney General, to acknowledge satisfaction upon record of the judgment obtained against John Ridout on Easter term 1699 for 785l. for uncustomed muslins and other India goods: all upon payment by him of 115l. 17s. 3d. to the prosecutor. Ibid., p. 338.
Same to Francis Nicholson Esq., Lieut. and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, to satisfy to Sir Edmund Andros the arrears due to him for salary and house rent as former Governor in Chief of Virginia: to be paid out of the 2s. per hogshead there on exported tobacco: he having petitioned claiming 1487l. 6s. 3d. for such arrears being 1383l. 10s. 11d. for salary and 103l. 15s. 4d. for allowance of house rent, Ibid., p. 339.
July 2.Royal sign manual for 300l. to George Hastings Esq., commonly called Lord Hastings, as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated July 5 hereon.) (Money order dated July 11 hereon.) (William Lowndes dated July 16 to the Receipt to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) Ibid., p. 340. Order Book V, p. 194. Disposition Book XV, p. 194.
Same for 1890l. to Jeremiah Bass and John Lofting, to wit 1800l. for damages and 90l. for costs recovered by them in the King's Bench in Easter term last in an action of Trover and Conversion against Richard, Earl of Bellomont. (Money warrant dated July 9 hereon.) (Money order dated July 11 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 340. Money Book XV, p. 143. Order Book V, p. 192.
Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords for a lease to Edward, Earl of Jersey of the messuage or tenement called the Lodge in Hyde Park, and the gardens thereto enclosed with brick walls and all that field (paled in from the Park) called the Lower Field part whereof is now used for a kitchen garden, containing in all eight acres 39 perches and now in possession of said Earl as Ranger or Chief Keeper of said Park and adjoining the highway from Uxbridge to London on the north: to hold for 51 years at the rent of 13s. 4d. per an.
Appending: (a) constat and ratal of the premises; (b) Treasury warrant dated July 9 to the Clerk of the Pipe for said lease accordingly. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 342–3.
Same to same for a same to John, Viscount Fitz Hardinge of all those buildings or lodgings situate in St. James's Park on the east side of the way leading into the Stable Yard and at the west end of St. James's Priory Garden extending 60 feet on the east side over the ground rooms belonging to his Majesty's Chimist from the second floor upwards and 21 feet in breadth; all as granted to Wentworth, Earl of Roscommon 1676 May 4;
and also all that adjoining dwelling house enjoyed by the said Visct. Fitz Hardinge together with two gardens thereto being 107 feet by 84 feet: the present lease to be for 50 years at 13s. 4d. for each of the two sets of premises: with a clause of re-assumption.
Appending: (a) constat and ratal of the premises and (b) Treasury warrant dated July 10 ut supra. Ibid., pp. 344–5.
Royal sign manual for 100l. to Henry, Bishop of London: as royal bounty towards the support and maintenance of the Greek youths educated at the University of Oxford. (Money warrant dated July 9 hereon.) (Money order dated July 16 hereon.) Ibid., p. 346. Money Book XV, p. 141. Order Book V, p. 193. Disposition Book XV, p. 199.
Same for 390l. 18s. 0d. to William Blathwayt in satisfaction of so much disbursed by him by the King's command during his attendance on the King in Holland last summer. (Money warrant dated July 9 hereon.) (Money order dated July 16 hereon.) (William Lowndes dated July 16 to the Receipt to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 346. Money Book XV, p. 141. Order Book V, p. 193. Disposition Book XV, p. 194.
July 2.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Samuel Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, Sir Christopher Wren, Sir William Ashurst, John Evelyn and William Draper of all that parcel of land near the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, adjoining the land of John and Tobias Grubb and Marc Blissett on the East, and of Richard Allen on the West, and on Stable Street on the north and on Turpin Lane to King's Lane on the south; and containing a ruinous barn, stables, and other buildings and containing two acres two roods 25 perches: to be held in trust for the said Hospital in free and common socage at a fee farm rent of 13s. 4d. per an.
Appending: constat and ratal of the premises by the said Surveyor General. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 347–8.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the Treasury Lords to give warrant to Edward Pyle as Woodward of New Forest to detain in his own hands out of the sale of dotard trees in said forest the fee or salary of 150l. per an. for himself as from 1698 Xmas and 50l. per an. for a deputy to reside constantly in the forest. Ibid., pp. 354–5.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Harry Lowman and Mary his wife of the office of Housekeeper and Wardrobe keeper of Kensington Palace with the fee or salary of 300l. per an. from June 24 last: all as amply as Simon de Brienne and Mary his wife whose patent of grant of same is hereby to be revoked. Ibid., p. 355.
Royal sign manual revoking the royal warrant of 1690 Dec. 31 which granted to the abovesaid Simon and Mary de Brienne the custody and herbage of several fields or pasture grounds within the walls of Kensington Palace and in place thereof to grant same to the abovesaid Henry and Mary Lowman during pleasure: with proviso that they maintain the fences and ditches. Ibid., p. 356.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General to acknowledge satisfaction on record of the verdict in the Exchequer Court in Michaelmas term 1698 against William Taylor for 225l. for exporting wool; and against Henry Baker for 216l. for the like in Hilary term 1698; and 67l. 4s. 0d. against Thomas Durant for same; and 219l. 12s. 0d. in Trinity term 1699 against Edward Tilden for same; and the composition of 40l. in Michaelmas term 1699 by John Gray and William Ward for same: they being all very poor and unable to pay. Ibid., p. 398.
Same to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay to the Keeper of the King's House and Wardrobe at Greenwich the arrears up to June 24 last on the annual allowance of 225l. to him for his said post and for keeping the gardens there which allowance is hereby to cease and determine from that date, the said House having been converted into a Hospital for disabled seamen. Ibid., p. 402.
Treasury allowance of the 1700 June 24 quarter's incidents bill, detailed, of the Hackney Coach Office: total 96l. 10s. 4d. Money Book XV, p. 142.
July 2.William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 1000l. to me, Lowndes, on the [unsatisfied] order in my name for secret service "and also the money remaining in the Exchequer which was paid in there pursuant to a decree against the Africa Company." Disposition Book XV, p. 187.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland to acquit and discharge the Earl of Albemarle from the excess of the reserved rents of 458l. 17s. 7¾d. (for the estate of Viscount Clare) and 53l. 19s. 9d. (for the estate of Redmund and Hugh Mullady) above the sums of 54l. 4s. 11d. and 5s. per an.: the King having by his sign manual of 1699 May 30 directed such a reduction of the said rents but the letters patent for such reduction did not pass and by the late Act of Parliament all forfeited lands in Ireland are vested in Trustees: but the King is minded that the said Earl shall have the full benefit and effect intended him thereby: and, if need be, effectual patents are to pass for this purpose. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 94–5.
Same to same to pass as follows the final account of John Price as late Receiver General of the Revenue of Ireland viz. from 1688 June 24 the time to which his former account was adjusted and declared.
Appending: state of said account with Auditor B. Bridges' report on the cravings therein and on the observations thereon of the Commissioners of Accounts, Ireland: (total charge, detailed, 38,933l. 15s. 111/8d. total cravings in discharge, detailed, 40,005l. 18s. 97/8d. of which the King disallows the claim of 1320l. 1s. 5½d. representing sums due to the accountant upon securities from persons who have forfeited their estates to wit 509l. 3s. 0d. from William Ellis and 810l. 18s. 5½d. from the Earl of Clancarty because the King is seized of their forfeited estates. The cravings include 1131l. 19s. 9d. paid to the late King James by ironwork and utensils of war delivered into the public stores and 1684l. 14s. 21/8d. paid to Sir Henry Bond for the use of the late King James: as to which item Bridges reports as follows "the 2816l. 13s. 111/8d. paid to the late King James after his abdication and before the battle of the Boyne, being forced from him [this accomptant] by an extent, the Commissioners of Accounts are of opinion ought in equity to be allowed him." Ibid., pp. 98–101.
Same to same to pay 500l. to Tregonnell Frampton Esq. without account as royal bounty. Ibid., p. 101.
Same to same to pay 200l. to Margarett Maurice, widow of the late Dean of Londonderry, by inserting 50l. per an. for four years on the Civil List of the present Establishment of Ireland for her: all by reason that the late Queen's royal sign manual of 1694 Oct. 5 directed the payment of 500l. to said Maurice &c. ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. X, p. 784: of which sign manual the only effect has been the delivery to her of the brass money coined by the late Earl of Tyrconnel and left in the stores of Limerick, Galway and Dublin, which amounted in value to her to 300l. only. Ibid., p. 103.
Same to same to levy and collect for the King's use and to pay over to Thomas Moore as royal bounty the net rents, issues and profits for the period 1699 May 14 to Nov. 2 of the lands and estates which were intended to be granted to Philip Harman by the royal sign manual of 1699 May 26 ut supra Tr. Cal. XIV, pp. 368–9 being forfeited lands of Richard, late Earl of Tyrconnell in Kildare and of Thomas Wise in Queen's County and which were before granted to Charles, Earl of Mountrath for the term of a custodiam which expired on 1699 May 14: no grant of the said lands having passed to the said Harman and the said estates with all other forfeited estates in Ireland being from the said 2 Nov. 1699 vested in Trustees. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 106.
Before July 3.Report by William Blathwayte to the Treasury Lords on Col. Quarry's petition ut supra p. 356 relatingto a Protestant divine and a schoolmaster in Pennsylvania and the orders in Council relating thereto. It may be for his Majesty's service and encouragement of the ministry in those parts to renew the several orders of 1695 Nov. 19 and 1697 Dec. 16 for the payment of the yearly salaries of 50l. to a Protestant divine and 30l. per an. to a schoolmaster in Pennsylvania out of the revenue of 1 penny per pound on the side [or coastal] trade of that Province, unless the said revenue shall be judged to be otherwise appropriated for the present year by a clause in the late Act of Parliament for an Aid to the King by the sale of forfeited estates in Ireland. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 33.
July 3.Royal warrant, dated Hampton Court, to the Earl of Ranelagh to allow (in the accounts for the pay of the late Regiment of Foot under Col. John Gibson) the Company of Lieut. Col. James Stanhope as complete from 1693–4 March 20 to 1696 March 31: all by reason that upon the raising of the said Company in March 1693–4 the said Stanhope soon after obtained permission of the King to repair to Flanders to serve as a volunteer whereupon he committed the care of his Company to his Lieutenant who received the levy money but misapplied same and instead of raising the Company which was ordered to be mustered complete on May 20 following deserted with the money so that Stanhope was obliged afterwards to raise the Company at his own expense but could not join the Regiment, then at Portsmouth, nor muster till about two months after, whereby several respits amounting to 159l. 3s. 4d. were made: which respits the King hereby agrees to remove. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 341.
July 5.Treasury warrant dormant to the Postmaster General to pay Sir Nathan Wright Kt., Keeper of the Great Seal, the annuity of 4,000l. granted to him by the great seal of 21 June last. Money Book XV, p. 128.
Money warrant for 100,000l. to Robert Compton, the officer appointed to pay the tickets and benefits under the Malt Act: to be as imprest for the said payment. (Money order dated July 8 hereon.) Ibid., p. 128. Order Book V, p. 196.
Same for 500l. to Charles Earl of Arran for half a year to 1699 August 7 as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber:
and 500l. for the succeeding half year to Feb. 7 last as same. (Money orders dated July 8 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 130. Order Book V, p. 189. Disposition Book XV, p. 188.
July 5.Same for 19l. 17s. 5¾d. to John Bigg for the surplusage on his account as sheriff of Co. Berks. for the year ended 1698 Sept. 29. (Money order dated Aug. 20 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 130. Order Book XV, p. 212.
Same for 50l. 3s. 9d. to Thomas Charnock for half a year to 1698 Xmas on his salary of 3s. a day and board wages of 2s. 6d. a day as a Serjeant-at-Arms. (Letter of direction dated July 5 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 143. Disposition Book XV, p. 189.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee of 10l. per an. to Francis Spendlove as Comptroller of Yarmouth port. Money Book XV, p. 143.
Money warrant for 20l. to Evan Evans, clerk, for his passage to Pennsylvania whither he is going as chaplain:
20l. to John Thomas who is to go as schoolmaster to the same place. (Money orders dated July 9 hereon.) Ibid., p. 143. Order Book V, p. 115. Disposition Book XV, p. 191.
Same for 178l. 15s. 6d. to Edward Bludgen, for the surplusage on his account as Sheriff of Surrey for the year ended 1699 Sept. 29. (Money order dated Aug. 20 hereon.)
Likewise 132l. 12s. 8d. to William Salmon for same on his account as Sheriff of Co. Southampton for same year. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XV, p. 187. Order Book V, p. 212. Disposition Book XV, p. 199.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 7446l. 10s. 6d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on his unsatisfied order as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans or appropriated supplies of last session: to be for 14 days' subsistence to the Troops in England, Jersey, New York &c. Disposition Book XV, p. 189.
Same to same to issue 20,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton on his unsatisfied order as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of the surplus of the Customs, or the 22d. on wrought silk &c.: to be towards discharging part of the debt for Sick and Wounded Seamen. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to pay Robert Trevers 500l. as royal bounty to make good the like sum stolen out of one of the chests in the Coventry man-of-war whilst the said ship was paying off and under the care of the said Trevers one of the clerks, being intended to pay short allowance money. Ibid., p. 193.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to state the accounts of Monsieur Auverquere, Master of the Horse, as per the enclosed two books exhibited by him viz. one of the extraordinaries of the Stables from 1692–3 March to 1700 June 24, the other for horses bought for the King from 1693 to 1700 June 24. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 246.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Phillips, late a Captain in Col. Farringdon's Regiment, shewing that he has paid all his quarters except 82l. due at Spalding, whereas the Agent of the Regiment pretends he is indebted 322l. Ibid., p. 248.
July 5.William Lowndes to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. The King lately granted a lease of the ground in the Palace Yard at Westminster whereon the Great Bell lately stood, for the erecting a Charity School for poor children of that parish but the inhabitants are threatened with an action of trespass if they proceed in building thereon. Please report if there is any old grant or lease of the said ground now in being. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 258.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Bower (present collector of Dartmouth) as Collector of Weymouth loco Lodowick Jackson lately deceased; Thomas Jenkinson (Collector of Bridgwater) as Collector of Dartmouth loco said Bower; William Cornish (present collector of Lancaster port) as Collector at Bridgwater loco said Jenkinson; Thomas Jans (the collector's clerk at Hull) as Collector at Lancaster loco said Cornish. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 88.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jno. Provost, merchant, shewing that he lately imported in the ship Judith from St. Sebastian some Spanish brandy for which he has paid Duty but the officers refuse to deliver same to him. Reference Book VII, p. 390.
Same to same of the petition of John Linegar, a tidesman in London port, shewing that about Xmas 1698 he seized the ship Hopewell with French wine aboard from St. Sebastian but on trial a verdict was given against him contrary to the evidence and the sense and directions of the Court: therefore praying allowance for his charges and costs. Ibid., p. 391.
July 6.Money warrant for 40l. to Samuell Powell, Serjeant-at-Arms attending the House of Commons, for the Housekeeper, Messengers and Doorkeepers of said House for their constant attendance during the last session. (Money order dated July 11 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 129. Order Book V, p. 192. Disposition Book XV, p. 192.
July 9 and 10 and 31.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 73l. 6s. 8d. to Richard Meredith as Customer of Chester port:
the salary of 52l. per an. to Charles West as a King's waiter London port:
the like salaries of 52l. per an. each to John Field, Roth Peterman, Nicholas Rainton, James Wingfield and Samuell Enos and Tutchin Martin as same:
the fee or salary of 27l. per an. to Richard Lowther as one of the Customers of Newcastle port:
the same of 39l. per an. to Robert Jackson as one of the Customers of Hull port:
the same of 61l. per an. to Lancelot Whitehall as Customer of Chichester port. Money Book XV, pp. 129, 144.
July 9.Money warrant for 100l. to Reginald Ryley, clerk to the Agents for Taxes: to be applied by him to the incidents of the said Agents: without account. (Money order dated July 11 hereon.) Ibid., p. 145. Order Book V, p. 192.
July 9.Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to add officers as follows to the Establishment of the General Post Office as from 1700 June 24 by reason that the business of the Post Office is greatly increased: viz. 131l. per an. for two additional sorters, one mail maker and three persons to be employed in bringing the letters to the General Letter Office from the several receiving houses: and 220l. for augmentations of several officers detailed. Money Book XV, p. 146.
Treasury allowance of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Post Office for 1700 June 24 quarter: total 732l. 9s. 4d. (including items for John Passwater for bringing up the Members' letters during the last session of Parliament; John Barker Consul at Corona; Mr. Neale Loringe for the Convex Lights for one year; Robert Jenkinson for bringing the expresses from Hampton Court; for 18,040 ship letters at 1d. a letter; John Logic, Henry Griffith and John Willis for bringing letters respectively from Westminster, the Temple and Holborn. Ibid., p. 147.
Money order for 5l. to John Broadhurst, for 1700 June 24 on his allowance as porter at the Exchequer gate. Order Book V, p. 190.
Same for 40l. to John Low and Peter Le Neve for Easter and Trinity terms 1700 for sorting &c. the records in the Treasury of the Receipt. Ibid., p. 159.
Same for 1896l. 12s. 9¾d. to Samuell Edwyn, Usher of the Receipt, for necessaries delivered to the officers of the Receipt viz. 1423l. 16s. 10¾d. for 1699 Michaelmas and Hilary terms and 472l. 15s. 11d. for half a year ending at Lady day last. Ibid., p. 190.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 2200l. to the Earl of Montague, on the order in his name as Master of the Great Wardrobe: out of Civil List moneys: to be for a year's salary to 1698 Xmas to himself and deputy. Disposition Book XV, p. 190.
Treasury warrant to same to issue 37,349l. to the Navy Treasurer out of the like sum to be lent by him on the overplus at Xmas 1700 of the great or small branches of the revenue appropriated for 700,000 to the King &c. [the Civil List funds]: to be by him applied to the payment of bills in course. In the margin: "extraordinary repairs." Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests to state the accounts of Thomas Neale, late Master and Worker of the Mint. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 246.
Same to Mr. Baker to prosecute a writ of Diem clausit extremum for the money said to belong to the abovesaid Neal and to be remaining in the Mint in the hands of John Francis Fauquier who officiated as his deputy there: the said Neal having died considerably indebted to the King. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Colonel Holecroft Blood for payment of his allowance as Director of the Engineers from 1696 Oct. 1 to 1699 March 25, the time the Company was broke. Ibid.
July 9.William Lowndes to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Daniell Harvey. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 247.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Isaac Pereyra. Ibid., p. 262.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pass and allow the debentures for 1880 pound weight of tobacco exported from Liverpool by William Clayton et al representing the excess exported over the amount of 20902 pounds weight certified to be landed in Ireland, the said excess being burned and destroyed in Ireland: but proof of the said destruction is first to be made. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 87.
Same to same to employ Lancelott Whitehall as collector of Deal port loco James Smith deceased. Ibid., p. 88.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor of the Works, of the account of Michael Studholme Esq. of 1390l. 3s. 7d. for repairing the road from St. James's Park Gate to Kensington House. (With a later reference of same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works dated July 16.) Reference Book VII, p. 391.
July 10.Treasury warrant to Auditor Done to give allowance to the executors of Richard Hutchinson [late Cashier of Customs] of the sum of 901l. 10s. 6d. for his charges on his paying moneys into the Exchequer, eight other items of cravings of theirs, detailed, being hereby to be disallowed, amounting to 1370l. 13s. 0d. Money Book XV p. 148.
Same to the Receipt to pay on the copy of a lost reversionary order in the name of the Earl of Ranelagh and [by him assigned to and now requested] in the name of John Nicoll. Order Book V, p. 196.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1500l. on the unsatisfied order in my, Lowndes's, name: for secret service: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XV, p. 109.
Same to same to issue 20,000l. to the Navy Treasurer on the unsatisfied order in his name: out of loans on the Land Tax: to be for the Victuallers for the Victualling course. Ibid., p. 191.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to direct the payment of 1400l. to Sir Richard Haddock and the three other late Commissioners of the Victualling; 1000l. thereof for their trouble in making up their accounts, 200l. for their Accountant for same and 200l. for their clerks for Contingencies. Ibid., p. 192.
Same to the Lord Chancellor of Ireland enclosing a receipt of this day's date from Arthur Bushe of a box containing the great seal of Ireland "which I promise to deliver" to the said Lord Chancellor. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 247.
July 10.Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed draft warrant [missing] containing a new Indenture for the Mint, as between the King and Isaac Newton Esq. Master and Worker thereof. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Yard to insert the enclosed advertisement [missing] in the next Gazette. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte. In the new Establishment of the Forces commencing April 25 last a sum of 3359l. 19s. 2d. is allowed for Contingencies whereof 1200l. is designed for fire and candle. Take care that no warrants be procured to create an expense exceeding that allowance. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Papillon to receive at the Exchequer 12,918l. 10s. 0d. as by the Treasury warrant of June 22 last (wherewith the Earl of Orford [as late Treasurer of the Navy] is to be charged in the prest certificate) and to apply same for bills and short allowance money according to orders from the Victualling Commissioners. Ibid., p. 248.
Same to Sir Richard Haddock, et al, late Commissioners for Victualling, to adjust and state all the debts contracted for the Victualling in the time of their commission. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed extract [missing] of a letter from the Earl of Macclesfield relating to Charles Anderton, an officer of the Customs at Pyle Fowder [the Pile of Fowdray in] Co. Lancs. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes. My Lords have been considering the papers relative to the Receivers of the Crown Land Revenues and the interim receivers of Visct. Preston's estate. They observe how far all or most of them are in arrear in their accounts and that there are many collectors of whom no security is taken and to whom no commission is granted: by all which the King has suffered much in the ancient revenues of the Crown. My Lords have therefore thought fit to put this affair [of the Crown Land revenues] under your care and inspection. You are to apply yourselves diligently to the performance thereof and to issue Distringas against delinquent Receivers and to exhibit a bill in the Exchequer against all persons who have acted as Receivers without security or authority. (In the margin: the papers enclosed were Mr. Tillson's memorial about the Receivers: a state of the rents and revenues of Lord Preston's estate: a certificate from Auditor Aldworth of the Receivers behind in their accounts; and similar certificates from Auditors Shales, Parsons and Chetwynd.) Ibid., p. 250.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Francis Strut (Strutt) with his account of several estates given to superstitious uses. Ibid., p. 251.
Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to settle a Cross Post between Bristol and Chester in accordance with your memorial of the 5th inst. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 388.
July 10.Treasury commission to William Waller as surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages loco Sampson Crompton, hereby superseded. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 318.
July 10–20.Royal sign manual dated Loo to the Lords Justices of Ireland to pay the allowance of 6s. a day to the Marquis d' Arseliers from July 1 inst. until further order: in consideration of services abroad during the war. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 95.
July 12.Money warrant for 500l. to Thomas, Visct. Duplin, assignee of George, late Earl of Kinnoul, in part of what is due on the annuity of 1000l. granted by Charles II to said Earl and his heirs. Money Book XV, p. 130.
Same for 150l. to Henry Baker for three quarters to June 24 last on his allowance as Solicitor for the Treasury. (Money order dated July 16 hereon). Ibid., p. 149. Order Book V, p. 194.
Same for 600l. to Peregrine Bertie, Vice Chamberlain of the Household, for one year to 1699 June 24, on his allowance over and above the ancient profits of his place. (Money order dated July 16 hereon). Money Book XV, p. 149. Order Book V, p. 201.
Same for 500l. to Paul Methuen for equipage as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal. (Money order dated July 17 hereon). Money Book XV, p. 149. Order Book V, p. 204.
Same for 20l. to — Richardson for his passage to Virginia, whither he is going chaplain. Money Book XV, p. 120.
Money order for 20l. to Reginald Ryley, clerk to the Agents for Taxes, for last June 24 quarter on the 80l. per an. salary for himself whereof 15l. for himself and 5l. for a messenger. Order Book V, p. 193.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 500l. to Jeremiah Bass and John Lofting in part of their 1890l. ut supra p. 399: out of Civil List moneys.
200l. to the Cofferer of the Household to be paid to Benj. Mitchell for the expenses of entertaining the Agents of Morocco and the rent of the house they live in. Disposition Book XV, p. 192.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay arrears of subsistence in Flanders due to troopers as follows lately reduced: viz.: 552l. 1s. 3d. to troopers of Maj. Gen. Lumley's Regiment; 598l. 6s. 7d. to same of Col. Wood's Regiment; 376l. 8s. 9d. to same of Brigadier Windham's Regiment; 364l. 11s. 8d. to same of the Duke of Schonberg's:
also to pay 337l. 14s. 7d. to Capt. Thomas Lloyd on a contingent warrant signed by the King for quarters of Invalids at Tinmouth [Tynemouth].
also to pay 220l. 19s. 7½d. to the inhabitants of Chester to complete 733l. 11s. 5d. on their warrant for quarters. Ibid., p. 193.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to survey the enclosed report [missing] by the Auditor of Wales on the accounts of Morgan Whitley and his affidavit concerning the arrears standing out. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 248.
July 12.Same to Mr. Blathwayt to lay before the King for his signature the following warrants viz. (1) for 10,000l. to Isaac Newton for the Mint: (2) for 200l. to Mris. Leslie; 100l. to Mr. Granville and 175l. to Mris. Kirke: (3) for allowances on the accounts of Mr. Fox and Lord Coningsby as Paymasters of the Forces Ireland: (4) to discharge the 15l. 5s. 6d. arrears of Tenths on the bishop of Chichester for 13 years for the vicarage of Sutton cum Seaford.
Also to lay before the King the enclosed letter [missing] for the Lords of Trade and Plantations desiring that the 100l. per an. salary of their deputy secretary may be increased to 200l. per an.; and a petition from Benjamin Coling and Richard Coling to be allowed their former allowance of 2s. a day each for attendance. My Lords think both requests reasonable. Ibid., p. 249.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed case [missing] concerning certain reversionary grants intended to be passed for the advantage of the King's palace at Windsor. Ibid., p. 250.
Same to Mr. Burchett enclosing copy of the inventory of the effects of several pirates brought from New York in the King's ship Gloucester. Mr. Taylor, one of my [Lowndes's] clerks, will attend at the Admiralty to inspect the said goods. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to forbear issuing any subsistence to the Independent Company at St. Christopher till the muster rolls of that Company be returned. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ George Luke as Collector of Customs at James River in Virginia at 100l. per an. for himself a boat and two boatmen in place of Peter Heyman one of the collectors there deceased and as in place of the established salary of 80l. per an. for himself and 40l. per an. for a boat and two men which the said Heyman enjoyed: the saving of 20l. per an. effected by the above arrangement and a further saving of 40l. per an. out of the 200l. per an. established on John Bewley, present collector of Customs at Philadelphia, is to be disposed as follows viz. 40l. per an. to [be added to the salary of 50l. per an. of] Richard Chichester, collector of Customs at Rappahanock River in Virginia, to enable him to maintain a boat; 10l. to Samuel Lowman, collector at Lewis in Pennsylvania and 10l. per an. to Mathew Birch, collector at Newcastle, Pennsylvania to to make their salaries 90l. per an. each. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 89.
Same to same to employ Jacob Stephens as waiter at Barbados loco Sion Hill deceased.
Thomas Brook as collector at Bermudas loco Samuell Trott deceased. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Theophylact Blechynden, Clerk of the Securities and Assistant Secretary to the Excise Commissioners, shewing that at the commencement of the Duties on malt and leather the Commissioners added many collectors and supervisors which was so great an addition to his business that he was obliged to employed a clerk at his own cost: therefore praying consideration. Reference Book VII, p. 391.
July 13.William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of George Banister, late Deputy Warden of the Mint at York, with his account of disbursements. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 251.
Same to Mr. Dodington enclosing the Treasury warrant for the Earl of Orford to pay 987l. 18s. 0d. to the Marquess of Carmarthen and Sir Cloudesley Shovell ut supra p. 385. Ibid.
[? July 14/24.]Same to Mr. Robinson enclosing a warrant for payment of 2475l. to you "and is sent directly to your hands in obedience to his Majesty's orders in that behalf signified to me by letter from Mr. Blathwayte dated from Dieren the 14th inst." Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 103.
July 15.Warrant by the Lords Justices of England, dated Whitehall, to the Treasury Lords to pay 3750l. to Sir Benjamin Bathurst, Treasurer to William, Duke of Gloucester deceased, in lieu of what would have become due at Michaelmas last on his allowance of 15,000l. per an.: without account, other than such as Bathurst is to render to John, Earl of Marlborough, late Governor to said Duke. (Money warrant dated Oct. 16 hereon.) (Money order dated Oct. 22 hereon.) (William Lowndes dated Oct. 25 to the Receipt to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 402. Money Book XV, p. 183. Order Book V, p. 220. Disposition Book XV, p. 220.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 50l. 16s. 10d. to the Treasurer of the Chamber, to be paid over to John Philpot, servt. to the Groom Porter, on his fee of 20d. a day for his attendance on the House of Peers in the four last Sessions of Parliament: as by warrants signed by the Vice Chamberlain. Disposition Book XV, p. 194.
July 16/27.Royal warrant "given at our Court of Soesdyke" to the Earl of Ranelagh to give allowance in the accounts of the Regiment of Foot under Ventris Collenbine, of the pay of the Prince of Hess (who formerly commanded the said Regiment) and his servants and chaplain, the same having been respited on several musters but having notwithstanding received their subsistence all the time he commanded the Regiment: and likewise to allow the pay of men respited on the first two musters after their landing from Flanders viz. from 1692, Nov. 1; the King having after the battle of Steinkerk sent the said Regiment into England to be recruited by reason of its being much weakened in that action and they did not receive any money to enable them to raise the said recruits and after their landing in November 1692 the men that were lost in that service were respited on the musters. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 349.
Same to same to similarly allow credit after the English rates in the accounts of the Regiments of Lieut. Gen. Sir Henry Bellasyse, Maj. Gen. William Stewart, Col. Richard Coote and Col. Thomas Brudenell from the several days of their coming from Ireland to 1694 April 30, they having been transported from Ireland early in 1694 and were therefore not subsisted there after the respective dates of 1693–4 March 20, 28, 28 and April 12 and from the said dates were only paid in England after the Irish rates. Ibid., p. 350.