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'Warrants etc: October 1700', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 16: 1700-1701 (1938), pp. 121-142. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83304 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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October 1700.

Letters Patent, Privy Seals, Royal Sign Manuals and Warrants, Treasury Warrants, Commissions, Orders, Letters, Memorials, Reports and Other Entries: All Not of the Nature of Treasury Minutes.
Oct. 1.Treasury warrant dormant to the Excise Commissioners to pay 450l. per an. to George Tollett as their secretary loco George Townsend viz. for himself and his clerks. Money Book XV, p. 179.
Money warrant dormant for the salaries of 200l. per an. each to James Dewy, William Clayton, Cha. Dartiquenave and Germain Ireton and 100l. per an. to Max. Stephens as Agents for Taxes as from June 24 last: as by the privy seal of June 29 last. Ibid., p. 191.
Oct. 1 and 8.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 52l. per an. each to Richard Warner and William Parsons as King's waiters London port. Ibid., p. 129.
Oct. 1.William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 1500l. to me, Lowndes, on my unsatisfied order for secret service. Disposition Book XV, p. 212.
Same to same to issue 167l. 5s. 10d. to Mr. Simes, Comptroller of the Revels, on his salary, 505l. 13s. 5d. to Mr. Nicholas to satisfy fees ut supra Tr. Cal. XV, p. 440, and 80l. to Mr. Riley for making necessaries for his Majesty's Stud at Hampton Court. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 728l. to Mr. Prior, late Secretary to the Embassy in France; and 91l. to Mr. Kerby, Consul in Amsterdam. Ibid., p. 213.
Same to Mr. Shales to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lady Essex Griffin concerning the seizure of the estate of Lord Griffin her late husband. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 268.
Same to Mr. Chetwynd, Deputy Auditor for Wales. In reply to my letters of Feb. 23 and Aug. 14 last you certify by yours of Aug. 28 last that the revenue of Wales averages about 6,600l. per an. and the charges and taxes thereon amount to the same sum. By yours of Sept. 28 last you say the revenues are so far charged to this Michaelmas that not 100l., if anything at all, will remain in the Receiver's hands. My Lords look upon your answers as trifling with their orders. You are to lay before them an account of the produce of the said revenues and of the particular payments thereout to enable them to make a perfect account for Parliament of the revenues appropriated for the Civil List. Ibid., p. 269.
Oct. 1.William Lowndes to Auditor Done. My Lords approve your state of Mr. Newton's account of moneys received and paid for prosecuting clippers and coiners during the time of his being Warden of the Mint, to wit from Lady day 1696 to Xmas 1699. You are to prepare same for declaration. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 272.
Oct. 1 and 2.Treasury commission to Richard Symonds as Surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages loco Elisha Lancaster, hereby superseded.
Robert Winniatt as same loco Thomas Rokesby, lately resigned.
John Demuck as same loco John Coker, hereby superseded. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 318.
Oct. 2.Treasury allowance of the salary bill of the Stamp Office for 1700 Sept. 29 quarter (total 1,437l. 10s. 0d.): and of the incidents bill, detailed, of said Office for the quarter ended 1700 August 1 (total 1,654l. 5s. 3¾d.). Money Book XV, p. 179.
Money warrant for 80l. to Philip Ryley for making conveniences for the King's breeding mares, colts and stallions in the House Park at Hampton Court. (Money order dated Oct. 8 hereon.) Ibid., p. 180. Order Book V, 217.
Treasury allowance of Excise Office salary bill detailed for the quarter ended Sept. 29 last: (total 6,081l. 9s. 11d.). Money Book XV, pp. 181–3.
Money order for 5l. to John Broadhurst for 1,700 Sept. 29 quarter on his allowance as Porter at the Exchequer Gate. Order Book V, p. 212.
Money order for 225l. to the Agents for Taxes for 1700 Sept. 29 quarter's salary viz. 50l. each to James Dewey, William Clayton, Charles Dartequenave and Germain Ireton and 25l. to Maximilian Stephens. Ibid., p. 213.
Same for 133,040l. to the New East India Company for 1 year to 1701 Sept. 29 for their proportionable part of 160,000l. as by the Two Millions Act [9 Wm. III, c. 44].
26,960l. to the General Society trading to the East Indies for their same on same. Ibid., p. 214.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 47,073l. to Sir Thomas Littleton on his unsatisfied order as Navy Treasurer: out of purchase moneys of reversionary annuities: 14,724l. thereof to complete 90,000l. for Extraordinary Repairs and 32,349l. for Wear and Tear. Disposition Book XV, p. 213.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed writ of execution out of the Exchequer [missing] for 1,035l. in behalf of Robert Williamson, an assignee of Sir Robert Vyner deceased. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 268.
The Treasury Lords to [two of] the Commissioners of the 2s. Aid for Offlow South Part, Co. Stafford. You take contrary methods to the rest of the Commissioners of the said Aid and the payment of that tax has thereby been retarded and the country oppressed. We recommend to you heartily to join with the rest of the Commissioners and so prevent cause of complaint to us. Ibid., p. 269.
Oct. 2.William Lowndes to Lady Falkland. Your late husband's account to 1682 Oct. 1 as Navy Treasurer lies with the Navy Commissioners because nobody comes to them to adjust the voluntary charge thereof. Please take care that the said charge be forthwith adjusted as the neglect thereof is stopping other accounts [of later Treasurers of the Navy]: otherwise Exchequer process will issue [against you]. (The like letter to Mr. Dodington for the above account and for the subsequent accounts of Visct. Falkland.) Ibid., pp. 271, 272.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Charles Ward as a tidesman in the inferior list [London port].
Edward Wilkinson as a waterman attending the coast business London port loco John Holmes deceased.
Jonathan Barwick as riding officer at Cardonnock [Cardurnock], Carlisle port, loco John Tower who relinquishes. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp, 93, 96.
The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners of the present 2s. assessment in the South part of Offlow Hundred co. Stafford. You have acquainted us with the irregular proceedings of Mr. Lane and Mr. Wyrley, two other Commissioners, to the great detriment of the service and disturbance of that part of the county. We have written them to join in unanimous compliance with you. We are very sensible of your great regard to this service. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 403.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Capt. Edward Rigby proposing to pay 200l. of the fine of 1,000l. laid on him and to give security for the rest. We have no objection. Ibid.
Oct. 3.Money warrant for 2,000l. to the Treasury Lords (Earl of Tankerville, Sir Stephen Fox, John Smith, Henry Boyle and Richard Hill) for 1700 Sept. 29 quarters salaries. (Money order dated Oct. 4 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 180. Order Book V, p. 217. Disposition Book XV, p. 206.
Same for 25l. to Thomas Fox as reward for 6 months to Sept. 29 last for keeping the several Registers of Loans in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt. (Money Order dated Oct. 4 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 180. Order Book V, p. 219.
Same for 75l. to William Weekett for Sept. 29 quarter for salary to himself and for incidents for the Treasury Office. (Money order dated Oct. 8 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 184. Order Book V, p. 212.
Same for 20l. to William Collins, clerk, for his passage money to Jamaica whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Oct. 8 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 185. Order Book V, p. 211.
Oct. 3.Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for Michaelmas quarter for making a particular account of the Customs etc. Money Book XV, p. 185.
Oct. 3, 4 and 19.Same dormant to the Receivers General of Duties on Houses &c. for Counties as follow to pay salaries as follows to surveyors of said Duties as follows:
of London and Westminster to Walter Corbett 10l. per an. extra.
of ditto to David Wetherbourne 40l. per an. salary from 1700 June 1.
of Co. Lancs. to John Demuck 60l. per an. salary from 1700 Sept. 29.
of Co. Notts to Robert Winniatt 70l. per an. salary from 1700 Sept. 29.
of Co. Worcester for 70l. per an. to Richard Symmonds from 1700 Sept. 29.
of the Borough of Southwark and County of Surrey for 50l. per an., to William Waller from 1700 June 24. Ibid., p. 36.
Oct. 3.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Sampson Sheaf, Deputy Collector of New Hampshire. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 270.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Zechariah Sedgwick, Armenian merchant, concerning a seizure of watches and chains which in ignorance of the law he attempted to ship without entering or paying Customs for same. Reference Book VII, p. 395.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of William Morris to succeed his lately deceased father in the office of Keeper of the Gaol of the Liberty of the dissolved monastery of St. Albans co. Herts and porter of the gate of the said monastery, under the yearly fee of 11l. 1s. 4d. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of John Avery for a new lease of the tenement of Stratton Sanctuary, Co. Cornwall for which he formerly had a warrant. Ibid., p. 396.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer &c. to issue process against Receivers and Accountants as follow who are in default in not passing and clearing their accounts.
Appending: long schedule of the said delinquents as certified by the Auditors of Imprests and the Auditors of Crown Revenues, the said list including the Master of the Robes, Commissioners for Coining Farthings, Remembrancer of First Fruits, Warden of the Mint, 59 items of Receivers General of Taxes for current taxes and arrears as far back as 1663, the accountant for the President and Council of the Marches of Wales, Council of Trade and Plantations, James Graham for healing medals for James II, the Barbados Regiment, the Stables and King's horses, fortifications, Crown law costs, redemption of captives, Gentlemen Pensioners, 7 Receivers General of Crown Lands, all as follows, viz.:
the executors of Lord Thomas Howard, late Master of the Robes, for imprests for that Office.
Sir John Buckworth, Thomas Neale, Cha. Duncombe, and James Hoare late Commissioners for coining farthings "for the like" [for money imprested].
Mr. Neal, Mr. Duncombe and Mr. Hoare for coining farthings: the like.
Mr. Hoare, Mr. Corbett and Mr. Povey: the like.
On the account of John Fenn, Remembrancer of First Fruits, ended at Xmas 1698 there remains a debt
upon Robert Squibb Esq., deceased, late Receiver of First Fruits, of 447l. 10s. 9½d.
upon Sir Cha. Porter, deceased, late Remembrancer of of First Fruits, of 52l. 6s. 7¾d.
upon Lawrence Steele late Receiver [of First Fruits] of 9,424l. 7s. 1½d.
upon Sir John Prettyman late Receiver [of ditto] of 19,864l. 9s. 9d.
upon William Prettyman, late Remembrancer [of ditto] of 10,549l. 0s. 31/8d.
upon divers incumbents 12,480l. 4s. 8½d.
Sir Philip Lloyd deceased, late Warden of the Mint.
Dr. Owen Wynn, late Warden of the Mint.
several persons for 731l. 8s. 6d. depending on them in the accounts of the late Commissioners for Transportation.
Andrew Huddleston, late Receiver of the Duties on Marriages, Births, and Burials for Cos. Westmorland and Cumberland for 2 years ended 1697 Lady Day.
John Mason late same of same for Co. Cambridge and Isle of Ely.
Thomas Doyly same of same for Co. Surrey; for 2 years to 1700 Lady day.
Thomas Richards late same of same for Co. Herts.
Jo[h]n Jervice Esq. for 3141l. 17s. 11d. imprested to him for the use of the late President and Council of the Marches of Wales.
Dr. Benja[min] Worseley for 400l. imprested to him for the use of the late Council of Trade and Plantations.
James Graham Esq. for 1250l. for providing healing medals in the reign of James II.
and for 1200l. imprested to him for repairing Bagshot Lodge.
John, late Earl of Rochester's executors for 100l. imprested to him for repairing his lodge at Woodstock Park.
Thomas Watson Esq. for 5000l. imprested to him for the use of the King's Stables.
John Baynes Esq. for 15685l. 14s. 10d. imprested to him for the pay of the Barbados Regiment when under the command of Sir Tobias Bridges.
Hen. Griffith Esq. for 9988l. 19s. 4d. imprested for the use of the late King's Stables.
Col. Farr for 400l. imprested to him for fortifications at Landguard fort.
Sir Nicho. Armourer for 5000l. imprested to him for buying horses for his Majesty when Prince of Orange and for the money imprested to him as late Surveyor of the Stables at Windsor.
Arthur Hewett, Esq. late Surveyor of the Stables at Windsor, for money imprested to him for that service.
Francis Poyntz for 1000l. imprested to him for making of hangings.
the late Earl of St. Albans for 400l. imprested to him for repairs of the fortifications at Jersey.
Jo[h]n Ramsey for 400l. imprested to him for law charges.
Aaron Smith for the money imprested to him for prosecution of law suits.
Robert Squibb, Esq. deceased for money imprested to him for Redemption of Captives [in Barbary].
William Thomas, Esq. late Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners for 28,127l. imprested to him for that service.
William Smith Esq. present Paymaster of said Band for several great sums of money imprested to him for that service.
Col. Thomas Hill for 1000l. imprested to him for paying the arrears due to the Companies of Foot in the Leeward Islands in the year 1689.
Geo. Macy for 50l. imprested to him for prosecutions of clippers and coiners.
William Roberts as Receiver of the Revenues of the Honor of Windsor.
the said William Roberts as Receiver of Crown Land Revenues in Cos. Oxford and Berks.
William Jones, late Receiver of same in Beds. and Bucks.
John Duncombe, present receiver of same in said Counties.
William Aldworth Esq. deceased late same of same in Cos. York and Durham.
Richard Rivington, Receiver of same in Co. Lancs.
Samuel Finnis late same of same in Co. Warwick.
ditto as late same of same in Co. Northants.
John Digby, Receiver of same in Cos. Hereford, Worcester and Stafford.
Gilbert Spencer, same of the 3s. [&] 1s. Aid and Subsidies, Land Tax anno 10 & 11 and House Duty anno 1699 for Co. Kent.
Leonard Child and John Nuttall, same of the Land Tax anno 10 & 11 and House Duty anno 1699 for Co. Surrey.
French Bromfeild same of Land Tax anno 10 & 11 for Co. Sussex.
Thomas Bromfeild same for House Duty anno 1699 for Co. Sussex.
Jo[h]n Parran same of same and of Land Tax anno 10 & 11 for Co. Oxford.
Thomas Braugham [Brougham] same of same for Cos. Cumberland and Westmorland.
Nathaniel Mollyneux same of the 2s. Aid of 1651702l. 18s. 0d. and the 2 first quarters of the first 4s. Aid for Co. Lanes.
William Kent, same of the Land Tax anno 10 & 11 and the House Duty anno 1699 for Co. Lanes.
Jo[h]n Andrew same of same for Co. Warwick.
Thomas Woodcock, same of same for Co. Leicester.
Geo. Howell, same of Land Tax anno 10 & 11 for Co. Hereford.
Thomas Mathews same of House Duty anno 1699 for Co. Hereford.
Phillip Bearcroft same of the second 4s. Aid for Co. Worcester.
Thomas Albert, same of Land Tax anno 10 & 11 and of House Duty anno 1699 for Co. Worcester.
William Green same of House Duty anno 1699 for Co. Stafford.
Thomas Spendelow same of Land Tax anno 11 & 12 for Co. Stafford.
George Hosier, same of same and of House Duty [anno 1699] for Co. Salop.
Ralph Williamson same of Land Tax anno 10 & 11 for Co. York.
Francis Wyvill same of same and for House Duty anno 1699 for Co. York.
Samuel Hughson, deputy to Roger Whitley Esq., Receiver of Crown Land Revenue in the County Palatine of Chester.
Samuel Finnis, Receiver of ditto in Co. Lincoln.
Sir John Cutler, Receiver of ditto in Cos. Notts & Derby.
Sir Edward Dering, Reciver of ditto in Cos. Suffolk and Cambridge.
the executors of Jervas Bennit Esq., late Receiver of Hearthmoney in Co. Derby.
William Broxholme Esq., Receiver of ditto in the division of Lindsay "in the said County" [sic for Co. Lincoln].
Robert Marsh, deputy to William Batt Esq., Receiver of ditto in Co. Lincoln.
Peniston Whalley, collector of ditto in Co. Lincoln.
Nicho. Mosely Esq., "Officer of the County of Chester."
John Cooper Esq., deceased late collector in the counties of Nottingham. and Derby.
Nicho. Bowden, Receiver in Co. Chester of the Free and Voluntary Present granted to his Majesty [Charles II] in 1661.
the executors of Dr. Benj. Lang, late Bishop of Lincoln for the subsidy granted by the Clergy in 1663.
the then Bishop of Rochester for ditto.
Jo[h] Copper Esq. late Receiver in Co. Notts of the Royal Aid anno 1664 and 1665.
William Broxholme late Receiver in Co. Lincoln of the one Twelve Months' Tax in 1668.
Edmund Doyley Esq. hath not yet passed his account for the Subsidy in 1671 [for his receipts thereof] in Co. Notts.
John Adderley Esq. Receiver in Co. Derby of the Subsidy anno 1672.
Francis Hollingshead, Receiver of ditto in Co. Chester.
Mr. Bagnall, Receiver of the 6 months' Tax in Co. Derby.
Jo[h]n Bury, Receiver in Co. Notts of the third 3s. [Aid].
Samuell Bradshaw Esq., Receiver of ditto in Co. Derby.
Robert Chaplin, Receiver of Duty on Houses in Co. Suffolk.
Thomas Richards and Jo[h]n Gape, Receiver of ditto first year in Co. Herts.
Jo[h]n Woolaston Esq., Receiver of ditto in Co. Herts.
Augustine Briggs, and Leonard Blofield, Receiver of the 3s. [and] 1s. Aid and Subsidies for Co. Norfolk.
ditto for the second 3s. Aid.
ditto for the Quarterly Poll.
ditto for the Duties on Houses.
Mr. Ellis and Mr. Smith, Receivers of the third 3s. Aid for Co. Norfolk.
Thomas Cobb, Esq., Receiver of the Duty on Houses for Co. Southampton.
Jo[h]n Child Esq., Receiver of ditto for Co. Wilts.
Robert Burridge [and] Sir Jo[h]n Elwell, Receivers of ditto for Co. Devon.
Cha. Brown, Receiver of ditto for Co. Somerset.
Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 410–3.
Oct. 4.Treasury warrant to the Receiver of the Duties on Houses &c. for Co. Worcester to pay 70l. per an. salary to Richard Symmonds from 1700 Sept. 29 as a surveyor of the said Duties. Money Book XV, p. 36.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 300l. to Peregrine Bertie to complete 600l. on his order of July 23 last. Disposition Book XV, p. 216.
Same to Mr. Reynolds to attend Auditor Done concerning the imprests to the late Second Marine Regiment under the late Lord Berkeley. (The like to Mr. Harnage concerning the late First Marine Regiment under the Marquess of Carmarthen.) Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 270.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to send to Auditor Done a certificate of moneys imprested to the above Regiments together with the muster rolls lodged with you by Sir Thomas Knatchbull; and also the Navy Office account books of the pay and deductions of the said Regiments. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to obtain the King's signature to the enclosed warrant for Henry Shales' appointment as auditor in the districts of the late Auditor Aldworth but without salary "this being only intended to lessen his Majesty's charge by employing a person who is already one of his Majesty's auditors." Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners for Taxes in Sergeants' Inn in Fleet Street, to return to the Exchequer and to Sir Thomas Cuddon, Receiver General for London Westminster and Middlesex the duplicates of the 2nd 3rd and 4th years of the Duty on Houses and of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th years of the Duties on Marriages &c. so that the said Receiver may clear and pass his accounts. (The like letter to the Commissioners respectively in Grays Inn, Sergeants' Inn in Chancery Lane, the Middle Temple, Lincoln's Inn, the Inner Temple.") Ibid., p. 271.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition of [?certain officers of] Col. Farrington's late Regiment praying that the half pay of Capt. John Bickley and Capt. Tho. Phillips may be stopped and paid to them. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of [several] merchants of London trading in wines, for stay of process against them on account of interest on their bonds. Reference Book VII, p. 396.
Oct. 4.Same to same of the petition of John Goodwin for employment in the wool business loco Capt. Morice deceased. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Mathews, Receiver General for the Quarterly Poll in 1678 for Cos. Hereford, Brecon, and Radnor, showing that the duplicate for Talgarth Hundred returned into the Exchequer was 200l. more "than the duplicate sent the petitioner"; therefore praying to be charged only for what he actually received. Ibid.
Oct. 7th.
N.S. (Sept. 27,/Oct. 7).
Royal warrant dated "at our Court at Loo" to the Treasury Lords for the issue of 15,000l. to Edward Nicholas Esq. as imprest for the French Protestants, to be applied as follows viz. 3,000l. as royal bounty for distressed French ministers now residing in the Kingdom of England and 12000l. as same for other poor French Protestants: to be distributed as by the directions of the Archbishop of Canterbury et al. (Money warrant dated Oct. 4 hereon.) (Money order dated Oct. 20 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt Dec. 28 to pay same by 3,000l. on Feb. 5 next and by 4 successive weekly payments of 3,000l. each.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 399. Money Book XV, p. 185. Order Book V, p. 226. Disposition Book XV, p. 233.
Oct. 8.Sign manual by the Lords Justices of England for 600l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, for 120 days May 28 last to Sept. 25 last on his allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons. (Money warrant dated Oct. 9 hereon.) (Money order dated Oct. 11 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Receipt dated Oct. 15 to pay same out of Civil List moneys.) Kings's Warrant Book XX, p. 400. Money Book XV, p. 185a. Order Book V, p. 218. Disposition Book XV, p. 216.
Treasury warrants for payment of the Michaelmas quarter salaries of the Customs (London port 5,989l. 2s. 6d.; outports 9,813l. 8s. 3d.). Money Book XV, p. 185a.
William Lowndes to the Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed estimates [missing] of works to be done by Mr. Wise in the Gardens and Parks at Hampton Court and in St. James's Park. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 271.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Cardy, clothier praying that the 2,057l. 5s. 3d. remaining due to him for clothing and accoutrements furnished to Lord Jedburgh's Regiment in 1697 may be paid him out of the arrears due to said Regiment on the English Establishment. Ibid., p. 272.
Oct. 8, 9, 11.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Charles Sanders as a landwaiter Hull port loco Joshua Green preferred to be surveyor at Newcastle.
Samuell Moore as surveyor of the coastwaiters London port loco William Newberry who has quitted same.
Edward Orton as a coastwaiter ibid loco Samuel Moore preferred as above.
Hugh Jones as a riding officer at Dymchurch, Dover port loco Christopher Woolfe deceased.
Joshua Green as surveyor of Newcastle port loco Thomas Rawson deceased.
Richard Marriott as an additional waiter and searcher at Colchester at 40l. per an.
George Ward as waiter and searcher at Penzance loco Charles Jones removed to be collector of St. Ives.
Robert Henshaw (who has well approved himself in his present station at Holford) as riding officer between Falmouth and Looe loco George Ward removed as above.
Stephen Gillard as a preventive officer at Newlyn loco Joseph Batty dismissed.
Charles Jones (for several years waiter and searcher at Penzance) as collector of St. Ives loco Richard Hitchins dismissed.
Andrew Quick as collector of Padstow loco Sidney Bligh dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 96, 97, 98.
Oct. 8.Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint of the petition of Thomas Fendall collector of Excise for the Norfolk collection shewing that in Aug. 1697 he carried to the Mint at Norwich 5111 ounces 5 pennyweight of hammered money to be recoined but cannot obtain the produce thereof from Antho Redhead, Deputy Master of the said Mint. Reference Book VII, p. 396.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Reginald Heber for payment of a debenture for drawback of sugar shipped in the Lady Johanna for Hamburg. Ibid., p. 397.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to demand from the respective [Exchequer Court] Auditors of Crown Land Revenues the bonds of all Receivers of land revenues who have not passed their accounts and to put same in suit against them and their sureties. See supra pp. 126–8. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 406.
Report by the Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of England on the petition of Charles Newy (as referred to the Treasury Sept. 17 last). He was committed to Newgate in November last for subornation, bigamy and assaulting a constable and fined 320l. and has been burned in the hand and stood in the pillory. Lady Russell to whom he alleges that the said fine belonged as lady of the manor of Bloomsbury Co. Middlesex where he was resident has received satisfaction and given him her discharge. We have perused the copy of the patent for the franchises and profits claimed by her within the said manor and are of opinion she has no right or title to fines of this nature but that the same are wholly in the Crown, and that this fine ought to be paid into the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 408.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant from the Earl of Jersey [Lord Chamberlain] to Charles Godfrey, Master of the Jewel House dated July 22 last, for the delivery to the Earl of Manchester, Ambassador Extraordinary to France, of 180 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from the King at the christening of his child. Ibid., p. 409.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer for a particular of the extended estate of John Mason late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Cambridge and Isle of Ely. Ibid.
Oct. 8.Same to the executors of Richard Hutchinson late Customs Cashier to carry to the Mint, in order to be re-coined, the 1,087l. of old money remaining in the Custom House [received by him] at 6s. 2d. per ounce pursuant to the Act of Parliament. The Auditor is hereby authorised to allow you the deficiency on the re-coining thereof on the said Hutchinson's accounts of the Customs. Ibid., p. 410.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to William Henden son of Sir John Henden of the several Hundreds of Cranbrooke, Barkely, Blackbourne, Selbrittenden, Rolvenden, and Barnfield part of the Last of Shewinghope Co. Kent for 28 years at 40s. per an. rent.
Prefixing: the Auditor's particular and memoranda of the premises and Surveyor General's ratal.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 415–7, XVII, p. 28.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition missing of Capt. Richard Fitzpatrick praying payment of 1,142l. 15s. 4d. which was paid into the Exchequer, Ireland for the quit rents of several lands in Cos. Meath, Louth and Longford which he alleges to be his right by grant from Charles II. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 107.
Oct. 9.Money warrant for 5l. to John Farra for Sept. 29 quarter for carrying letters for his Majesty's service. (Money order dated Oct. 15 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 183. Order Book V, p. 219.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 19,596l. 8s. 6¼d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on his unsatisfied order as Paymaster of the Forces: to be applied as follows:
£s.d.
to clear the Troops in England and the Regiment of Fuziliers from June 25 last to Aug. 24 last98130
to pay the Garrisons for same time233617
for 14 days' subsistence to the Forces to Oct. 23 inst.7446106
Disposition Book XV, p. 214.
Same to same to issue 100l. to Thomas Lloyd on his unsatisfied order as Paymaster of the Works: to be paid to Mr. Negus, Surveyor of the Mews for 2½ years' rent to Sept. 29 last "for water supplied for the use of the said Stables." (Same to said Lloyd to so pay same.) Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. In your memorial of the 8th inst. concerning a fraud at Chepstow in the exportation of salt you propose that patent officers in the several ports take special security from their deputies not to deal in salt or fish in any foreign trade. You are to take care that such security be given. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 272.
Same to the Agents for Taxes. My Lords have considered the methods you propose for improving the Duties on Marriages &c. and preventing frauds and abuses therein. They concur in your opinion and direct letters accordingly to the Commissioners detailing the methods of the frauds and redress thereof. My Lords have further agreed to allow the Surveyors 6d. in the £ over and above their present salaries on improvements by them in that revenue as from Sept. 29 last. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 273.
Oct. 10.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Henry Ferne [Customs Cashier] for an allowance for management of the impost on tobacco, the same having been never managed by his predecessors. Reference Book VII, p. 397.
Same to same of same concerning bonds delivered to Mr. Bridges, Solicitor to the Customs Commissioners, to be put in suit, and which are still kept on petitioner's charge. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe to prepare a grant to pass the Exchequer seal of the office of Keeper of the Gaol of the Liberty of the dissolved Monastery of St. Albans and of the porter of the great gate of the said monastery to William Morris loco his father William Morris lately deceased with the ancient fee or salary of 11l. 1s. 4d. payable by the Receiver General of Crown Revenues Co. Herts. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 409.
Same to the Receipt to pay 59,306l. 7s. 8d. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, out of the like sum to be lent by him on credit of the Duties on silks and muslins with 6 per cent. interest: to be satisfied out of the moneys of the said Duties as they come into the Exchequer: same to be as in full of the unsatisfied order of June 23 last for 71,000l. to him out of the said Duties. Money Book XV, p. 185b.
Money warrant for 50l. to Thomas Rymer for Michaelmas quarter on his salary as Historiographer Royal. Ibid., p. 185c.
Same for 25l. to Nahum Tate for same as Poet Laureate. Ibid.
Same for 2,704l. 6s. 9½d. to Christopher Codrington son to Christopher Codrington deceased late Capt. General and Governor in Chief of the Leeward Islands in full of the arrears of the said father's salary there being due to him 89l. 8s. 4d. from the time when he was left commander in chief there upon Sir Nath. Johnson's withdrawing himself from that Government on the 25th July 1689 to the 16 Oct. 1689 when he received the King's commission to be Governor in Chief of the said Islands: and a further 6,114l. 18s. 5½d. for his salary as Governor to 1698 July 20 the date of his death: making 6,204l. 6s. 9½d. in all towards which he has been allowed 3,500l.: to be paid out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty: (money order dated Oct. 9 [sic] hereon). Ibid., p. 186. Order Book V, p. 217.
William Lowndes to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay 312l. to Mr. Chase, Apothecary in ordinary to his Majesty's person for 6 years' rent to 1698 Lady day for his lodgings in Whitehall which are hired for the Lord Chamberlain's office. Disposition Book XV, p. 215.
Oct. 10.Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed papers [missing] of Mr. Llewellen Edwards. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 273.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition of Paul d'Gualy late a Captain in Col. Du Cambon's Regiment concerning his arrear of 99l. 2s. 2d. assigned to Jo[h]n Lafage in Ireland. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Henry Johnson to be released from his imprisonment ut supra Tr. Cal. XV, p. 317. Reference Book VII, p. 375.
Oct. 11.Royal letters patent constituting Thomas Hoy, Doctor in Medicine as Prelector in Medicine in the University of Oxford loco John Luffe deceased: for life. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 425.
Money warrant for 25l. to Thomas Shorter and John Turner for their attendance on the Lords Justices, England, in the year 1700. (Money order dated Oct. 15 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 185a. Order Book V, p. 219. Disposition Book XV, p. 218.
Same for 20l. each for passage money to the following clerks, going abroad as chaplains viz. Samuell Beresford to Barbados; — Cuningham to Jamaica; — Kerneguy to Virginia and — Hays who is going as schoolmaster to the Leeward Islands. (Money orders dated Oct. 15 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 185c. Order Book V, p. 211. Disposition Book XV, p. 211.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay the assessments to the Land Tax anno 11 Wm. III. c. 2 on Customs officers with salaries not exceeding 60l. per an. Money Book XV, p. 187.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners. Has Edward Cranfeild, the Naval Officer in Barbados, given security for his fidelity, pursuant to the Act of 7 & 8 Wm. III? Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 274.
Same to same to direct Cornelius Smith, the Commander of the Dover sloop to observe such directions as he shall receive from Mr. Henry Baker for his Majesty's special service. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Allin Garrard praying his liberty being a prisoner in the Poultry Compter on a surety bond for one George Murray. Reference Book VII, p. 397.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Woods, vintner shewing that in August 1699 one Henry Johnson was taken for running wines "by way of insurance," who swore against petitioner though innocent and in Easter term last exhibited an information in the Exchequer against petitioner for uncustomed wine and brandy, on which petitioner was cast by the evidence only of Johnson and his servant. Ibid.
Oct. 12.William Lowndes to Sir Edward Seymour to send to the Navy Commissioners the receipts to vouch the defalcations in your account as late Treasurer of the Navy, for want of which your accounts are not proceeded in. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 274.
Same to the Earl of Orford to appoint some one to attend the Navy Commissioners in order to hastening your account as late Treasurer of the Navy to 1st April 1695: and also to deliver to the said Commissioners your subsequent accounts to 20 June 1699. Ibid., p. 278.
Oct. 15.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to distribute and apply to Deficient Funds as follows the sum of 64,751l. 1s. 8d. representing the receipts between Sept. 17 and Oct. 15 inst. from branches of the revenue as follow: viz.: 12,233l. 1s. 3d. received from the Window Tax; 8,286l. 8s. 0d. from Additional Imposts (since 1696–7 March 1); 840l. 17s. 4½d. from the New Duty on salt; 2,646l. 12s. 10d. from the Continued Duty on paper and 40,744l. 2s. 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 the 15th Oct. 1700.The distribution and application hereby ordered.
First 4s. Aid55622105609356171715
Third 4s. Aid407372033906770352561611¾
Fourth 4s. Aid9171011386844416711834110
Second Quarterly Poll892751348816513411520
Three Fourths Customs2134471591924471592754710½
Salt and Glass171150000148274616622085140
Two Thirds Additional Excise1600000012155411112064139
Additional Impositions44517774440000005744140
Vellum and Parchment22411472306011728920
Marriages6480000060802000836119
Continued Impositions146181191461811918867
5017793746277751776475118
Money Book XV, p. 188.
Money warrant for 20l. to Mr. Justice, clerk, for his passage money as chaplain to Barbados. (Money order dated Oct. 22 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 185c. Order Book V, p. 211.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to pay (out of 20,000l. in the Navy Treasurer's hands for Sick and Wounded) 6,459l. 16s. 7½d. to Richard Povey, Receiver for "that" office [of Sick and Wounded] to be applied for quarters for Sick and Wounded as follows viz.: 533l. 1s. 9½d. at Deptford; 146l. 11s. 3½d. at Gravesend, 3,407l. 11s. 6½d. at Rochester, 2,372l. 12s. 0d. at Deal and Districts: the particular debts to be paid as they stand in priority on the several quarters. Disposition Book XV, p. 215.
Same to the Receipt to issue 100l. to the Earl of Montagu on his unsatisfied order as Master of the Great Wardrobe: to be paid to Mr. Horatio Moore, Master of his Majesty's Tennis Courts for his charges in fitting up the Tennis Court at Hampton Court. (Same to said Earl to so pay same.) Ibid., p. 216.
Oct. 15.Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Nathaniel Molyneux, Receiver General for Co. Lancs. praying allowances for bringing up his money by guards and for money taken from him by robbers; and for grant of time to enable him to raise money to discharge his debt to the Crown. Reference Book VII, p. 398.
Same to Henry Baker of the petition of Lewis Williams, servant to Lord Griffin, shewing that he laid out a considerable sum for said Lord which with several years' wages came to 200l. for which Griffin gave him a bond: therefore praying payment thereof out of rents of which Lady Griffin has desired a grant. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Ryley of the petition of Edward Proger for repair of the stables and lodge at Hampton Court. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to direct Whitlock Bulstrode their solicitor to supersede process against William Clayton, now a prisoner in Newgate as surety for his brother Andrew Clayton late a collector of Excise. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 414.
Same to Nicholas Baker Esq. to deliver to William Borrett all writings in your hands concerning his Majesty's service in several causes now depending. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of 20 acres called Bentley Park, William Beamond's tenement and a tenement called the Bakehouse in the tenure of John Stephens all in the Old Park at Richmond in order to a new lease thereof to Sir Charles Hedges.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on said Hedges' petition for same. Ibid., p. 418.
Oct. 16.Money warrant for 50l. 3s. 9d. to Edmund Williamson for performing the duties of a sergeant at arms for half a year after the death of Thomas Payne; as the salary of — Gardner who succeeded said Payne does not commence until Midsummer 1699. (Money order dated Oct. 19 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 189. Order Book V, p. 221.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 750l. to Secretary Vernon on the unsatisfied order in his name for secret service. Disposition Book XV, p. 217.
Same to Lord Chief Justice Holt enclosing (a) infra.
Appending: (a) the Information of David Davies being a true account of the practices and correspondences of Charles Mason Esq. (now one of the Comptrollers of the Mint) with the said Davies in relation to the clipping trade. In Feb. 1694 Joseph Loyde a drover acknowledged he got several pounds by clipping broad money and that if Davies would go with him into Montgomeryshire (where he lived) he would bring him acquainted with his partner Mr. Charles Mason who would furnish him with all the broad money which was to be had on that side of the country pretending that Mason was a steward to several noblemen whereby great quantities of money passed his hands. In May 1695 he rode with Loyde to his house at Kerry in Montgomeryshire and took with him a goldsmith's note for 300l. and Loyde took him to Mr. Mason's father's house at Rockly 4 or 5 miles away where Mr. Mason made him dine and advised him to act the part of a drover and discoursed the business for which they met viz. of transmitting broad money to be clipped at the profit of 2s. per £ which Mason demanded and insinuated that the greatest part of their country money was broad and therefore demanded 2s. per £ for the common money without picking. After several other meetings it was agreed that Loyde should accompany Davies to Shrewsbury and there pay him 100l. to begin with. In the said sum Davies found not above 70l. fit to be clipped for which he allowed Mason 2s. in the £1. Mason agreed to meet him between Bishops Castle and London with 300l. in broad money. On his return to London Davies paid 200l. to one Mr. Munks by Mason's orders and several other sums amounting to 356l. by like orders. All which Mason promised to return to Davies in broad money deducting 2s. in the £ according to the agreement. Mason then desired Davies to meet him in Worcester for the purpose of other like payments but Davies was apprehended and imprisoned in his way thither. Mason remains indebted 266l. to Davies which Mason all along refused to pay denying his letters and at last insisting on his privilege as a Member of the House of Commons. Out Letters (General) XVI, pp. 275–7.
Oct. 16.William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners for estimates for last Michaelmas quarter of the produce, gross and net, of the Excise, and of the salt Duties for a year to same date. (The like letter to the Stamp Commissioners for the Stamp Duties and revenue and to Mr. Lilly for the Post Office revenue.) Ibid., p. 277.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Bring to my Lords this afternoon your report on the petition of Mr. Done late Surveyor at Chester. Ibid., p. 279.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Williams for a grant of the stewardship of the lordship of Menai with its appurtenances in Co. Anglesea. Reference Book VI, p. 398.
Same to same of the petition of Lawrence Stanyan for extension of term in 103 acres in Braywood in Windsor Forest Co. Berks, which are vested in Cha. Garret whose interest petitioner has agreed to purchase. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to supersede process until Hilary term next against Nathaniel Molyneux late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Lancs. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 414.
Oct. 17.William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests. You certify that the accounts for 2 years ended 1673 Dec. 31 of Sir Thomas Littleton and partners, late Victuallers of the Navy, are still depending but can be adjusted as soon as the privy seal for their cravings is passed. Please prepare such a privy seal. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 277.
Oct. 18.Same to the Board of Greencloth. Referring to the Treasury Lords' letter to you of May 22 last concerning the allowance for the entertainment of the Agents from Morocco my Lords are informed that the rent of the house they are in is 4l. 10s. 0d. per week. Please pay Capt. Delaval the said rent from May 22 last to this time; out of the 300l. imprested to the Cofferer of the Household for the entertainment of the said "Moroccos." Disposition Book XV, p. 217.
Same to the Receipt to issue 8,158l. 16s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be to complete 41,000l. appropriated to the half pay of Disbanded Officers. Ibid., p. 218.
Same to the Solicitor General for his opinion on the enclosed papers [missing] relating to the office of Head Searcher in London port. Is there sufficient ground for a scire facias to avoid Mr. Fowles' patent? Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 278.
Same to the Treasurer of the Chamber for a certificate of the arrears due in his office to Monsieur de Gatigny as Master of the Buckhounds. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to give order that all bonds for Customs Duties that are not paid at the specified date be put in suit forthwith and that interest be claimed after Dec. 1 next on all bonds due before March 25 last and after the first day of Hilary term on all bonds due between March 25 last and Dec. 1 next. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 98.
Oct. 19.Same to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses &c. for Southwark and Surrey to pay 50l. per an. salary from 1700 June 24 to William Waller as surveyor of the said Duties. Money Book XV, p. 36.
Money warrant for 500l. to the Commissioners of Accounts (Thomas Morrice of London, merchant, Samuel Atkins of London Esq., Thomas Lister of Coleby Co. Lincoln, William Farrar of Biddenham Co. Beds. and George Langton of Langton Co. Lincoln) for one quarter's allowance July 10 last to Oct. 10 inst. (Money order dated Oct. 24 hereon.) Money Book XV, pp. 189–190. Order Book V, p. 221. Disposition Book XV, p. 222.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 28l. per an. to Thomas Wolstenholme as Customer of Bridgwater port. Money Book XV, p. 190.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 50l. to Richard Gregson: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XV, p. 218.
Same to the Commissioners for Stating the Accounts of the Army, enclosing (a) infra.
appending: (a) an account of money appropriated for the Navy and Victualling this year and remaining undirected by my Lords or unsatisfied on Sept. 30 last: total so remaining 185,975l. 7s. 0¾d. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 279.
Oct. 19.William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed accounts [missing] of the late Duty on glass, tobacco pipes, earthenware, paper and parchment. (Same to the Glass Commissioners to attend said Auditors thereon.) Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 280.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the cases of the several Receivers against whom you desire stay of process. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to build a roof for the King's Coach House at Kensington to the Wall that goes along the road; at your estimate of 36l. 14s. 0d. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to take care in making up Col. John Gibson's accounts to charge nothing on the Regiment late under him in Newfoundland, viz. for provisions whilst on shore, in view of the hard service they were engaged in and the said Colonel having paid them in full at the disbanding for the time of their expedition both for the time on shore and on board. Ibid., p. 281.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Kent, Receiver General of [Aids and of] the Duties on Marriages and on Houses for Co. Lancs. concerning 923l. 7s. 0d. advanced by him to the Commissioners of the 3s. Aid "on the allowance of 30s. per diem" for which he took out process against them, which was stopped by the Treasury Lords: and 1232l. 15s. 9d. overpaid on the 3s. Aid for 1697 which is to be repaid when any money comes in on that tax: which sums will clear his accounts of the third 3s. Aid and of Marriages and Houses. Reference Book VII, p. 398.
Same to same of the petition of Charles Brawne, Receiver General for Co. Somerset concerning an overpayment of 303l. 0s. 4d. charged twice by the Commissioners viz. on the Hundred of Winterstoke and the West street of Axbridge. Ibid., p. 399.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to supersede process until Hilary term next against Samuell Hughson, deputy to Roger Whitley, Receiver General of Crown Lands Co. Chester et al. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 419.
Oct. 21.Treasury allowance of 16l. 3s. 4d. for 1700 Sept. 29 quarter to John Thorowkettle, as Messenger of the Chamber attending the Customs. (Followed by: Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 16l. 3s. 4d. to said Thorowkettle for same quarter for attending the Treasury Lords.) Money Book XV, p. 190.
William Lowndes to the Commissioners for the Duties on Marriages &c. in 47 resective Counties and Districts. The moneys of the said Duties fall short by reason of the great neglect of parochial collectors over whom the Acts give you particular power, (of which we send you abstracts) and also by your not holding your quarterly meetings. We earnestly recommend you to meet quarterly and to examine all the accounts of the assessors and collectors. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 281.
Oct. 22.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Francis Grindall master of the ship Love's Encrease concerning tobacco seized out of her which he brought from Maryland. (With a a marginal note of a second correcting petition.) Reference Book VII, p. 399.
Oct. 23.Money warrant for 700l. to Henry Baker upon account for Crown Law costs. (Money order dated Oct. 25 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 190. Order Book V, p. 221. Disposition Book XV, p. 220.
Money order for 20l. to Reginald Ryley clerk to the Agents for Taxes for 1720 Sept. 29 quarter's salary. Order Book V, p. 220.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 1000l. to me, Lowndes, on the [unsatisfied] order in my name for secret service. Disposition Book XV, p. 218.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to imprest 538l. 8s. 7d. to the late Colonel of the late Second Marine Regiment for non-commission officers and men for abatements from pay exceeding the charge of Regimental clothes as follows viz. 85l. 5s. 0d. for Capt. Lesley Finch's Company 1689–90 Feb. 6 to 1691 Dec. 15; 212l. 13s. 9d. for Col. Henry Killigrew's Company 1689–90 Jan. 31 to 1693 Dec. 15; 240l. 9s. 10d. to Capt. John Sidenham's Company 1689–90 Feb. 27 to 1693 April 5. Ibid., p. 219.
Same to the Treasurer of the Chamber to apply as follows the 6,047l. 11s. 8d. remaining undisposed in your hands viz. 4,660l. to the Messengers to complete a third of their bills to Xmas 1698; 207l. to Mrs. Whinyard, Housekeeper at Westminster to 23 August 1698; 116l. 6s. 0d. to Sir David Mitchell; 56l. 16s. 0d. to John Lowther for disbursements 1690–3 in St. James's House; 76l. 4s. 8d. in part of 431l. 10s. 6d. for building and repairing the [King's] boats and barges to Xmas 1698; 500l. to Major William Churchill for stationery wares; 100l. to Mr. Gwynn as executor to Mr. Colinge; 202l. 10s. 0d. to Mr. Thomas Herbert his Majesty's watchmaker; 53l. 15s. 0d. due on Council warrants; 40l. to two children of the Chapel; 25l. to Thomas Mitchell. Ibid., p. 220.
Same to Sir Cloudesly Shovell to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mary Cordwent for 990l. in part of the debt due to her late husband. Out Letters XVI, p. 280.
Same to same to pay Col. Richard Shorditch 207l. 5s. 0d. part of the money detained in your hand that so he may account with his men for their abatements for regimental clothes. Ibid., p. 282.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of [divers] wine merchants of London and the outports to be admitted to the like composition as the 11 ships. Reference Book, VII, p. 399.
Oct. 24.William Lowndes to Mr. Holt for an account of the product, in specie, of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty to Dec. 24 last: and likewise an account to Sept. 30 last for the additional Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage which commenced from Jan. 31 last. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 278.
Oct. 25.William Lowndes to the King's printers to print 12,000 abstracts of the several Acts for the Duties on Births, Burials &c. and to deliver same to the Agents for Taxes. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 282.
Same to the Principal Officers of the Ordnance to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Benj. Sweet on behalf of the magistrates and citizens of Ghaunt [Ghent] for payment of a debt of 4,000 guilders due to that town from the English train of Artillery which served in Flanders. Ibid.
Treasury reference to William Borrett of the petition of Thomas Smith and Richard Poyke, late clerks of the cheque [of the Messengers of the Chamber] for stop of proceedings against them for several oversights, they being reduced to great necessities by the long prosecution by Nicholas Baker. Reference Book VII, p. 399.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Doyley Receiver General [of Aids &c.] for Co. Monmouth and Co. Surrey, shewing that he has passed his accounts for 1698 but there is "a deficiency" for 1699 and 1700 which has hindered the receipt of the Land Tax and that his account for Marriages &c. is now before the Auditor. Ibid.
Oct. 25,
et postea.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to stay process till Hilary term next against John Andrews, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Warwick.
Sir John Elwill and Robert Burridge as same for Co. Devon.
Cha. Brawn as same for Co. Somerset.
John Porran as same for Co. Oxford.
Fra. Wyvill as same for Cos. Yorks, Durham and Northumberland.
Thomas Albert as same for Co. Worcester.
Samuell Bradshaw as same for Co. Derby.
the executors of John Smith as same for part of Norfolk.
John Child as same for Wilts.
Thomas Brougham as same for Cumberland and Westmorland.
George Howells as same for Co. Hereford.
William Kent as same for Co. Lancs.
Thomas Doyley as same for Co. Monmouth and for Co. Surrey.
Richard Hawson as Receiver General of Land Revenue Co. Yorks.
Aaron Smith as Treasury Solicitor for Crown Law Suits.
Thomas Bromfeild as Receiver General for Taxes for Co. Sussex.
Augustine Briggs as same for part of Norfolk. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 419. 420, 421. XVII, pp. 2, 5.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to enlarge Allin Garrard who has been in prison above a year as surety for Geo. Murray a collector of Excise, he having 7 children and nothing to subsist on. Ibid., p. 421.
Oct. 28.Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to insert on the list of Reformed [or half] pay at the usual rate of 3s. a day Capt. George Carlton of Brigadier Zachary Tiffin's Regiment, cashiered for misbehaviour: all in regard of his indigent circumstances and his charge of a numerous family. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 55.
Oct. 29.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 7,224l. 17s. 2d. to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster General of the Forces: to be issued with 6 per cent. interest thereon out of the like sum to be lent by said Earl on credit of the overplus for the year ending 1700 Dec. 25 of the branches of the revenue charged with 700,000l. for the Household &c.; same to be applied to pay 14 days' subsistence to the Troops in England to Nov. 6 next at 3,612l. 8s. 7d. per week. Money Book XV, p. 191.
William Lowndes to the Board of Greencloth for a copy of the present Establishment of the Household. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 282.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to prepare a draft of a privy seal for passing the accounts of Sir George Wharton deceased as late Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance as by your state thereof dated 22 July 1698 and the various reports, detailed, from 1683 May to 1698 Decr. relative inter al to the said Wharton's interest account of 3,897l. 5s. 11d. Ibid.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute Samuel Grice as a King's waiter London port loco James Tyrrell Esq.
John Braman as customer of Plymouth port loco Robert Warren deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 99.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Hawkins collector of Excise in Co. Derby concerning 400l. returned by him through one Woodward a grazier of good repute in the County who broke, and no effects of his can be found to satisfy his debt which will be heavy on petitioner. Reference Book VII, p. 400.
Oct. 30.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Hen. Shales of the office of auditor of Crown revenues in Essex, Herts, London, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge and Huntingdon void by the death of William Aldworth but without the annuities or salaries of 200l. per an. formerly payable to each of the said offices: as amply &c. as the said Aldworth or Humphry Morris or John Philipps or any other predecessor therein. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 407.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 1,000,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, as imprest for the Navy and Victualling. (Money warrant dated Nov. 22 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Nov. 21.) (Money order dated Nov. 26 hereon.) Ibid., p. 407. Money Book XV, p. 213. Order Book V, p. 225.
Royal sign manual for 500l. to Robert Yard Esq. as reward for services as Secretary to the Lords Justices of England during the King's absence last year. (Money warrant dated Nov. 1 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 8 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Receipt dated Nov. 1 to pay same out of Civil List Moneys.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 409. Money Book XV, p. 190. Order Book V, p. 221. Disposition Book XV, p. 222.
Oct. 30.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Treasury Lords to appoint Receivers General for the Counties of the Duties on Marriages &c. as continued to 1706 Aug. 1 by the Act for making good the Deficiencies of several Funds. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 409–10.
Same to same for a same for the Admiralty Commissioners to order the Navy Commissioners to dispose of the several old stores remaining in the Yards as per schedule [missing]. Ibid., p. 411.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to innovate a lost loan order on [the Duty on] glass being No. 2387 dated 1696–7 Feb. 22 for 50l. in the name of Richard, Earl of Ranelagh.
A like lost order on Wine and Tobacco No. 3830 dated 1696 May 23 for 100l. in the name of Daniell Chadwick.
a like lost order on Glass No. 4651 dated 1696–7 Feb. 23 for 200l. in the name of Edward Russell. Order Book V, p. 223.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 1,000l. to me Lowndes on my [unsatisfied] order for secret service. Disposition Book XV, p. 221.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland to continue the payment of the disbanded officers qualified on the former establishment of Half pay as well as those contained in the additional Establishment dated July 1 last [which was] for the officers disbanded on the last reducement of the Forces Ireland: all by reason that the existing Establishment for the Military List commencing June 1 last did not contain any list of half pay. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 97.