Warrants etc
December 1700

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'Warrants etc: December 1700', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 16: 1700-1701 (1938), pp. 165-177. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83307 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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December 1700

Dec. 2.Same for 40l. 13s. 4d. to Sir Thomas Trevor for half a year to Sept. 29 last as Attorney General.
35l. to Sir John Hawles for same as Solicitor General. Ibid., p. 218.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General returning his draft of a Proclamation for preventing frauds by collectors of the Duties on Marriages &c. The draft omits to notice the relative clause in this year's Land tax Act. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 292.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute Robert George as Controller of Bridgwater port loco Laurence Culliford deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 103.
Dec. 3.Royal warrant dated Hampton Court to Lord Coningsby as Paymaster of the Forces, Ireland to pay 205l. 4s. 5d. to Evertre Saurency as due to him by assignment from Anthony Vileneuf, son of Capt. Vileneuf, for the said Captain's arrears in the Regiment late under Major Gen. La Melloniere. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 427.
Warrant under the royal sign manual directing that the ancient method heretofore used for providing jewels by [warrant of] the Chamberlain of the Household be observed for the future and that the royal warrant of 1698 July 18 be hereby revoked; which said warrant directed that in order to the keeping of a more regular account of the Jewels all such Jewels as were to be provided for the King or as presents for Ambassadors &c. should be provided by the Master of the Jewel House under warrant of the said Chamberlain or Vice Chamberlain of the Household when approved by the Treasury Lords; but it has been represented by Edward, Earl of Jersey, Lord Chamberlain of the Household that by the ancient constitution of the Household the Chamberlain has the sole care and direction of all such presents and that there was always regular accounts kept of all such jewels in the books of the Chamberlain's Office and that since the Foreign ministers are still to apply to the Chamberlain as well for their presents as for redress in case they shall be ill served he thinks the restoring the former method will be more for the King's service because the Chamberlain will have thereby a more immediate authority over the [King's] Jeweller to see all presents of jewels well provided for the King's honour. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 428–9.
Dec. 3.Warrant under the royal sign manual to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to abate from 1701 Dec. 25 the sum of 1,000l. per an. out of the rent of 4,200l. payable for 11 years by the farmers of the Royal Oak Lottery: (to wit Henry Acourt of Waltham Abbey gent., Joseph Arnold of St. Anns Westminster, Charles Fitzherbert, Henry Wellington of London merchant, William Dean and Thomas Chambers of London gent) under the indenture dated 1692 Sept. 28 for the sole use and exercise of the said lottery and of all other lotteries to be exercised in England and Wales: they having represented that by the Act for Suppression of Lotteries [10–11 Wm. III, c. 1] all lotteries save the Royal Oak Lottery were prohibited to be exercised after Dec. 29 last wherefore they prayed a proportional deduction of rent. Ibid., pp. 431–2.
Royal sign manual for 50l. to William Fanshaw as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Dec. 6 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 11 hereon.) Ibid., p. 433. Money Book XV, p. 219. Order Book V, p. 239.
Same for 260l. to Edward Hyde commonly called Visct. Cornbury son and heir of Henry, Earl of Clarendon; as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Dec. 6 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 11 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 433. Money Book XV, p. 219. Order Book V, p. 230.
Same for 20,000l. to William Lowndes: without account: for secret service. (Money warrant dated Dec. 6 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 10 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 433. Money Book XV, p. 220. Order Book V, p. 230.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to direct the Receiver General of Crown revenues in any county where the estate of Edward Lord Griffin shall be found and seized into the King's hands, to satisfy the interest and principal of a bond of 200l. given by the said Lord Griffin 1690 Dec. 2 to Lewis Williams, formerly a servant to the said Lord and now over 60 years of age and altogether destitute, as representing money laid out and several years' wages: the said Lord having absented himself beyond seas and standing outlawed for high treason and there being some part of his estate free from his creditors which is now seized and the rents thereof ordered to be paid to the King's receiver. King's Warrant Book, XX, p. 434.
Royal sign manual for 537l. for the Officers of Arms 100l. thereof for Coronation fees, 167l. for several scarlet robes at the Coronation, 40l. on the King's assuming his stall at Windsor as Sovereign of the Garter, 230l. for largess at the creation of 46 noblemen at 5l. each. (Money warrant dated — hereon.) (Money order dated 1700–1 Jan. 22 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 436. Money Book XV, p. 230. Order Book V, p. 242.
Dec. 4.William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed extract [missing] from a letter of William Borret, Solicitor of the Treasury, concerning the action of Ralph Burton, an officer of Excise at Lancaster, who has taken bonds in his own name for compounding actions under the Leather Duty Act. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 292.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare a King's warrant for taking off the respits on Capt. Dally's Company of Grenadiers in Col. Farrington's Regiment for Sept. and Nov. 1694. Ibid., p. 293.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed papers [missing] relating to a dispute among the Commissioners for the present 2s. Aid in Co. Stafford. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners of the Victualling and the Commissioners of Transportation of the petition of Abraham Elton et al merchants of Bristol and owners of the ship George which was hired successively by the Transports Commissioners and by the Victualling Commissioners but the Transports Commissioners refuse to pay interest on the hire of her according to the agreement and also for the time of her return home from Portsmouth to Bristol. Reference Book VII, p. 405.
Dec. 5.Royal warrant dated Hampton Court to the Earl of Ranelagh, in stating the accounts of the late Regiment of Foot under Col. Thomas Farrington for the musters of Sept. and Nov. 1694 to compute Capt. John Dally's Grenadier Company as complete; by reason that on the march of the said Regiment from Southwark to Portsmouth in 1694 many of the soldiers deserted and particularly 28 men and 2 sergeants from the said Company by reason whereof there were considerable respits on the said Company at the two succeeding musters in Sept. and Nov. 1694 but Dally having petitioned that the respits may be taken off towards the charge of recruiting and clothing the Company. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 451.
Dec. 6.William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to imprest 990l. to Sir Cloudesley Shovell (who succeeded Lord Berkeley in command of the second Marine Regiment) to be paid to Mary Cordwent, widow of Richard Cordwent clothier, in part of 2,648l. 5s. 0d. due for clothing furnished by her husband for said Regiment pursuant to a contract with said Lord Berkeley. Disposition Book XV, p. 231.
Same to same to pay and apply toward Navy bills registered on the Second Book the deficient tallies and orders for 32,331l. 6s. 3d. on the 3s. Aid anno 1699 but so that the interest thereon at the time of assigning same to the Navy creditors be reckoned towards discharging the debt. Ibid., p. 232.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. De la Coste for payment of 21l. 2s. 6d. due to him as a Captain in Col. Bellcastle's Regiment. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 292.
Same to Sir Peter Killegrew. There is 3,272l. 10s. 1¾d. due to the King from you on your account for the year ending 1699 Sept. 29 as Receiver of the Revenues of the Duchy of Cornwall. Unless you immediately pass this account and pay the money action will be taken against you. Ibid., p. 293.
Dec. 6.William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a letter concerning an abuse in the collection of the revenue on Windows and on Marriages by the Receiver General in Cumberland and Whitehaven. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 292.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John King, and the Customs Commissioners' report [missing] on the petition of Rebecca Jackson and Abell Roper concerning the searcher's office in Boston port. Ibid., p. 294.
Same to Mr. Nicholas to enrol in your Office [of Paymaster of the late Queen's pensions &c.] the agreement between Thomas King and John King for the children of Major Charles King of the one part and Alice King of the other part concerning the distribution of the King's bounty money ordered to them: and to report any non compliance therewith. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a warrant for paying the duty of 5 per cent. payable to the East India Company by the Act of Parliament [9–10 Wm. III, c. 44, clause 76] for maintaining ambassadors &c.: as also the form of acquittance to be given to the Receiver General of Customs. Ibid., p. 295.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the petitions [missing] of Francis Allott, John Anthony Lezan, Peter Valette, Francis de Salles, Mark Cazalett, Susanna Valette, Lovis de Paris, Daniell Cabroll, Theodore Ducros, James Houlez, Peter Teisseire, Balthazar du Lac, Francis and John Marvejolls, Antho Du Falgas, Isaac de la Salle and Bernard de Vignau. Ibid., p. 297.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to compound with several merchants of London and the outports now under prosecution for importing [French] wines [as Spanish] from St. Sebastian in Spain viz. for the remaining 39 ships on the same terms as the 11 ships already compounded: in accordance with the King's pleasure herein. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 104.
Treasury reference to Mr. H. Baker of the petition of John Wakelin, Peter Bell, John Donover and John James, farmer in the Isle of Canvey Co. Essex showing that 2 years since George Green a waterman brought their wool at the common price being 9½d. a pound pretending it was for a gentleman at Greenwich and desired their help to bring it to the waterside after sunset, but only of design to ensnare them in the penalty: as he shipped it to France and afterwards gave notice to one George Mackay who brought an information against petitioners. Reference Book VII, p. 406.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Eliz. Trueman, widow of Thomas Trueman late Receiver General of Taxes for Cos. Notts and Leicester, praying the transfer to his Leicester account of an overpayment of 688l. 14s. 3d. on his Notts account. Ibid.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland to transfer as from June 24 last the allowances of 12d. a day each from Timothy La Fitte, Jean Fauche, Abraham Genevrau, Jean Duchesne, Charles Denie and Jaques Marc (standing on the Civil Establishment of Ireland commencing 1st May 1699) and to pay same from June 24 last to Charles Galician, John Bessiers, Peter Denys, John Odat, John Vialas and Peter Du Mas. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 108.
Dec. 6.Same to same to pay the arrears of pay due to the 5 French Regiments (Earl of Galway's, Marquis de Miremont's, Maj. Gen. La Meloniere's, Brigadier Belcastell's and the Earl of Lifford's) which were broke in March 1699, according to the musters as follows: out of the sum of 138,978l. 14s. 8½d. granted by the late Parliament in Ireland for clearing all pay and arrears of the Army, Civil List and pensions in Ireland to 1699 June 24.
appending: abstracts of the respective musters at landing in Aug. or Sept. 1698; and three monthly therefrom. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 110.
Dec. 7.Royal letters patent constituting James de Cardonnell Esq. to the office of Court Post (Post or Carrier of all our letters and despatches between our Court or Palace [place] of Residence and the first post stage or post office of our Post Master General): for life: in succession to William Van Huls surrendered whose grant thereof was dated March 17 1698–9. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 438.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 468l. to me, Lowndes, on my [unsatisfied] order for secret service. Disposition Book XV, p. 232.
Dec. 9.Money warrant dormant for the fee of 1,000l. per an. to Robert Tracy, constituted a Baron of the Exchequer by a patent of Nov. 14 last. Money Book XV, p. 220.
The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Romney [Master of the Ordnance]. It is the King's pleasure to allow for 2 years 1698 and 1699 (but no further) on the salaries of the officers of the Ordnance, as the same have been allowed for preceding years. No such allowance will be made in future. Out Letters (General) XVI, p 294.
William Lowndes to the Attorney or Solicitor General to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a warrant for granting John Mason's estate to trustees. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the petition of Ann Washington praying to be discharged of a bond of 1,000l. relating to the importation of 89 hogsheads of tobacco from Boston. Ibid., p. 295.
Same to the Agents for Taxes. About 3,444l. of the Land Tax of 1698 for Co. Suffolk lies in the collectors' hands because no one has been appointed in place of Mr. Chaplyn deceased. My Lords intend to appoint Mr. Pacy, present Receiver General there, to receive same. Please see to his securities. Ibid., p. 296.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Culliford, Inspector General of the Imports and Exports of the Customs, shewing that he has been at charge of above 100l. beyond his allowance for clerks in making up his account and has also paid the full taxes for all his clerks ever since he entered upon his office, without deducting any part of it from them in regard of the meanness of their salaries: therefore praying an additional allowance. Reference Book VII, p. 406.
Dec. 9.Treasury reference to Mr. Ryley, Surveyor of Woods Trent South, of the petition of Edward Progers for his disbursements for deer, taxes and repairs for the Lodge of the Middle Park at Hampton Court for the years 1698 and 1699. Ibid.
Dec. 10.Royal warrant dated Hampton Court to the Treasury Lords to issue their warrant to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to fell sufficient underwood or decayed trees in Dean Forest to raise 420l. clear for the wages &c. of the Conservator and Keepers of said forest for two years to 1699 Xmas. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 435.
Royal sign manual for 100l. to George Arnold gent as royal bounty for services in seizing and securing to the King's use many horses belonging to Papists and other disaffected persons. (Money warrant dated Dec. 18 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. [sic ? for Jan.] 3 hereon.) Ibid., p. 435. Money Book XV, p. 222. Order Book V, p. 232.
Same for 800l. to George Larkin for his pains and charges in going to the several Plantations in America in order to settle the forms of proceeding in the execution of the commission for trial of pirates in the Plantations according to the directions of the late Act of Parliament [11–12 Wm. III, c. 7]. (Money warrant dated Dec. 18 hereon.) (Money order dated 1700–1 Jan. 22 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated 1700–1 March 3 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 436. Money Book XV, p. 222. Order Book V, p. 245. Disposition Book XV, p. 253.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to grant to Thomas Bray D.D., the debt of 2,244l. 8s. 4d. due to Charles II from Ralph Hollingshead, Receiver General for Co. Chester on the Disbanding Act of 30 Charles II, c. 1: one third of the realisation of said debt to be for Richard Heath the discoverer of some of said Hollingshead's estate and the remaining two thirds to be to the said Bray in reimbursement of his expenditure in raising libraries as follows: the said Bray being appointed by Henry bishop of London to preside as his Commissary over the clergy of the Province of Maryland, which charge he undertook on condition he might be assisted in raising libraries of necessary books to be fixed in the several parishes there for the use of the ministers there whereby they might be enabled to instruct the people; and he having with the assistance of the nobility, clergy and gentry of this kingdom sent to Maryland and to other the Provinces in America 30 libraries to the value of above 2,000l. for which service he wants further assistance, being a considerable sum out of pocket. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 439–441.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 51,285l. 17s. 0½d. to Deficient Funds as follow, the said sum representing receipts between 12 Nov. and 10 Dec. inst. on branches of the revenue as follow viz. 9,533l. 5s. 9d. on the Window Act; 4915l. 10s. 1d. on Additional Impositions since 1st March 1696; 587l. 10s. 1d. on the new Duty on Salt; 4678l. 8s. 10d. on the Continued Duty on Paper; 31,271l. 2s. 3½d. on the New Customs and 300l. on Marriages: the said distribution to be as follows:
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament.How they stood upon the Register the 10th December 1700.The distribution and application hereby ordered.
First 4s. Aid55622105607115456810
Third 4s. Aid40737203383277034163134
Fourth 4s. Aid91710113856944167937310
Second Quarterly Poll89275134881651349129
Three Fourths Customs213447159192447159218112
Salt and Glass1711500001430746166174921711¼
Two Thirds Additional Excise16000000121554111116356
Additional Impositions445177744330000045501
Vellum and Parchment224114722860117229012
Marriages648000005842200066231
Continued Impositions14618119146181191494111¼
50177937452585116105128517
Money Book XV, p. 224.
Dec. 10.Same to the Customs Commissioners to allow to Sir Owen Buckingham the drawback on debentures of re-exported flax, it appearing from his petition that out of the great plenty of flax in Holland the Dutch have usually prepared a coarse sort of dressed flax called Snowlings which the English have bought and sent from Holland to the Canaries, but last year it happened that the importation of flax was greater into England than into Holland and petitioner prepared about five tons of dressed flax for the Canaries out of a greater quantity of rough flax duly entered inwards here; and the Customs Commissioners being of opinion that the dressing of the flax was not such an alteration of the nature or quality as might reasonably hinder the benefit of the drawback. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 104–5.
Same to same to employ Griffith Evans as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Norton Hayward promoted as below.
Edward Blenheim as a same ibid loco Thomas Burfeild promoted as below the said Hayward and Burfeild in the superior list ibid. Ibid., p. 106.
Treasury commission to David Wakes as Surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages loco John Hall. Charles Jones as same loco Elisha Lancaster. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 319.
Dec. 11.William Lowndes to Mr. Ferne [Customs Cashier]. Your [cash] certificates which used to be weekly are to terminate on Xmas day next and you are to pay into the Exchequer all your receipts, particularly the moneys [appropriated] for the Civil List fund. (The like letter to Mr. Lilly [for the Post Office] and Mr. Hall [for the Excise].) Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 295.
Same to the Excise Commissioners for an account of what is due on fines &c. for offences against the Excise. Ibid., p. 296.
Dec. 11.William Lowndes to Mr. Wise to proceed on the works in the gardens and plantations at Hampton Court according to your estimate of Nov. 13 last. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 296.
Dec. 13.Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works for an account how much Mr. Wise's bills in your Office come to since your certificate of 1699 Nov. 12 for 4102l. 16s. 3d. for work in Hampton Court gardens and plantations. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Peter Laroches and Oliver Goodaker for payment of 1674l. 2s. 0d. for clothing Lord Arran's Regiment in 1699. Ibid., p. 297.
Same to Auditor Done for a state of Mr. Nicholas Baker's accounts. Ibid.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. de Juges and Capt. de Vigneoles, Reformed officers in the Regiments of Col. Du Cambones and Lord Lifford for payment of their arrears. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Vanburgh of the petition of Thomas Widdows praying a grant of the salary during the vacancy of the two clerks of the cheque of the Messengers of the Chamber viz. 1698–9 Feb. to 1700 May in return for his discovery of the ill practices of the said messengers whereby he alleges to have saved the King above 20,000l. Reference Book VII, p. 406.
Dec. 14.Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Henry Ayloffe shewing that Hen. Fanshaw, late Register in the Office of the King's Remembrancer, had formerly an allowance of 240l. per an. for his and his clerks' extraordinary pains in looking after the Port Books, Coast Bonds and New Coast Rules and putting bonds in suit and prosecuting frauds; and petitioner has been for some years in that employment and the charge thereof has of late been double what it formerly was: therefore praying some allowance. Ibid., p. 407.
Dec. 16.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 11,633l. 7s. 9½d. with six per cent. interest to the Earl of Ranelagh on his unsatisfied order as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of the like sum to be lent by him on credit of 15 per cent. Duty on wrought silks &c.: and to be applied to clearing the Troops and Garrisons for two months to Dec. 24 inst. Money Book XV, p. 223.
[? Dec. 16.]Money order for 500l. to Henry Baker for Crown Law Charges. Order Book V, p. 231.
Dec. 16.Same for 125l. to Sir Joseph Jekyll for 1700 Michaelmas term as Chief Justice of Chester.
50l. to Sir Salathiel Lovell for same time as one of the Justices of Chester. Ibid.
Dec. 16.Same for 825l. to John, Visct. Lonsdale for one year to May 19 last on his 4l. a day in lieu of diet and fee of 1l. a day as Keeper of the Privy Seal. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 1313l. 3s. 0¼d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on his unsatisfied order: to be as in part of 3096l. 7s. 4¼d. due for the subsistence of the Troops for six days to Dec. 24 inst. Disposition Book XV, p. 233.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petitions [missing] of Charles de Vignole et al administrators to officers in the French Regiments late under Lord Lifford and Col. Belcastle. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 303.
Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint of the petition of Thomas Burdikin, Deputy Warden of the Mint at Exeter praying payment of his bill of 98l. 10s. 0d. for 2½ years' lodging, a quarter's salary and 131 days' attendance in the melting house there. Reference Book VII, p. 407.
Treasury warrant to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to fell sufficient timber in the Forest of Dean to raise 420l. for the wages of the Conservator and Keeper thereof for two years to Xmas 1699. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 11.
Dec. 17.Royal sign manual for 2882l. 8s. 6d. to Peter Hume Esq., 2800l. thereof in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn from Stockholm Nov. 20 last by Dr. John Robinson, Resident at the Court of Sweden, for the King's special service and the remaining 82l. 8s. 6d. for [Exchequer] fees and charges in receiving the same. (Money warrant dated Dec. 28 hereon.) (Money order dated 1700–1 Jan. 13 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Receipt dated Jan. 8 to issue same out of Civil List moneys.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 437. Order Book V, p. 234. Disposition Book XV, p. 237.
Dec. 18.Money warrant for 250l. to Robert Tracy Esq. for the whole allowance of a Baron of the Exchequer for last Sept. 29 term, the salary of his predecessor Sir Nicholas Lechmere having determined with last Trinity term. Money Book XV, p. 225.
Same for 1029l. 7s. 6d. to Thomas Felton and the executors of William Chiffinch for three quarters to 1699 Lady day on their allowances &c. as Master of the Hawks. Ibid., p. 235.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to advance 368l. to Samuell Nash for the freight of the ship which brought the Envoy from the Dey of Tripoli with his retinue and presents. Disposition Book XV, p. 233.
Same to the Receipt to pay by seven weekly instalments 1021l. 13s. 10d. to Thomas Lloyd Paymaster of the Works for Mr. Wise for works in the Gardens at Hampton Court and Bushey Park. Ibid., p. 234.
Dec. 18.William Lowndes to same to issue 342l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on his unsatisfied order: to be issued out of the rent of Hackney Coaches to satisfy three bills drawn from Newfoundland for the service of the Forces under Col. Gibson viz. one for 180l. drawn [1697] Sept. 24 payable to John Norris for value paid to Capt. Henry Penny; one for 129l. drawn 1697 Oct. 5 payable to John Buckley for deal boards bought of him and one for 33 drawn 1697 Oct. 9 by Tho. Handasyd for deal boards for building storehouses in King William's Fort. Disposition Book XV, p. 235.
Same to Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, to order the officers of the Receipt to attend on Tuesday next being Xmas eve both morning and afternoon in order to receive the moneys which will be paid in for the Civil List Funds. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 297.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Gibson praying removal of the stop on 51l. of his personal pay as late Lieut. Col. of the Regiment of Col. Gustavus Hamilton. Ibid., p. 298.
Same to the Commissioners for taking care of the Arrears of Prizes. Bring to my Lords on Jan. 3 next an estimate of prizes taken in the late war and still unaccounted for. Ibid.
Same to the Board of Greencloth for a copy of the present Establishment of the Household. (The like to the Officers of the Works for the Establishment of the Works and of the debt owing to the Works this Xmas: to the Earl of Montagu for the like of the Great Wardrobe: to the Earl of Bradford for the Cofferer's Office: to Lord Edward Russell for the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office: to Mr. Henning for the Privy Purse: to Mr. London for a state of the debts of the Gardens at same date.) Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Borrett of the petition of Samuell Sambatch, constable, and Charles Gubbins and Isaac Edmonds his assistants for the 100l. reward for apprehending Edward Lewis who broke into the Exchequer. Reference Book VII, p. 407.
Same to same of the petition of James Hunter, Keeper of Westminster Hall, for a share in the above reward, he being evidence against said Lewis. Ibid.
Dec. 19.William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to apply to the Course of the Navy 20,000l. out of the 33,333l. 6s. 8d. in the Navy Treasurer's hands of tallies and orders on this year's Land Tax: and to reserve the residue for my Lords' further directions. Disposition Book XV, p. 234.
Dec. 24.Same to Mr. South. My Lords consent to your coming to England for some short time about some private affairs provided there be a quorum of your Commission in Dublin without you. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 108.
Dec. 26.William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 6002l. 4s. 2d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on his unsatisfied order: to be applied as follows viz.
£s.d.
to complete 3096l. 7s. 4¼d. for six days' subsistence for the Troops to Dec. 24 inst.178344
for account of offreckonings to the clothiers42181910
Disposition Book XV, p. 234.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to pay off and satisfy the principal sum of 55,073l. 17s. 2d. lent on the credit of the overplus beyond 700,000l. of the several revenues settled by Parliament [9 Wm. III, c. 23] for the service of the Household and Royal Family: to be paid out of such overplus. Ibid., p. 235.
Dec. 27.Same to Henry Baker to pay (out of Crown Law charges moneys) 50l. to Edward Anderson and Edward Andrews for their services in preventing the running of wool from the northern borders into Scotland. Money Book XV, p. 234.
William Lowndes to the Postmasters General to report on the enclosed complaint [missing] against John Bell, Postmaster of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 299.
Dec. 28.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 52l. per an. to Samuell Grice gent. as a King's waiter London port.
12l. per an. each to the five Undersearchers in London port. Money Book XV, pp. 225, 226.
Money warrant for 100l. to Roger Millard (Millart) gent. clerk to the Agents for Taxes: without account: for the incidents for said Agents. (Money order dated Jan. 17 hereon.) Ibid., p. 226. Order Book V, p. 252.
Same for 40l. to Robert, Lord Lexinton, late Ranger of Cranbourne Chase in Windsor Forest, for two years to Lady day last for hay for the deer there. (Money order dated 1700–1 Feb. 21 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 226. Order Book V, p. 263.
Treasury warrant to the Receiver General for the Duties of Marriages and of Houses for Co. Kent to pay Richard Gibson 20l. for extraordinary pains as surveyor of said Duties in said County. Money Book XV, p. 227.
William Lowndes to Lord Auverquere for a certificate of the debt in the Stables and of the whole expense of the Stables for one year as it now stands. (Same to the Auditors of Imprests for an account of the imprests for the Stables.) Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 299.
Same to the King's printers to deliver to Henry Baker 100 copies of the Act for Suppressing Piracy [11–12 Wm. III, c. 7], the same being intended for the use of the Plantations. Ibid.
Same to the Board of Greencloth for an account of the application of the 800l. a week issued to the Cofferer for emptions. Ibid.
28 Dec.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Ambrose Worth as a landwaiter Penryn port loco John Eva deceased.
Richard Parsons as a weigher London port loco his relative Richard Knott who resigns to him through infirmity.
Joseph Betty, lately an officer at Newlyn in Penzance port, as one of the officers at Par in Fowey port loco Roger Langdon removed to be the riding officer from Cawsand Bay to Looe.
Euclid Speidell as Clerk of the Coast Business and to make bills of store loco his father of the same name who resigns to him through infirmity, the said son having been bred under his father for 14 years.
John Davies to have 100l. per an. out of the new Duty of 15 per cent. on certain East India goods viz. as Surveyor of the Warehouse for said Duty; John Holland 50l. per an. as one of the land surveyors assisting him; Charles Carkesse 100l. per an. for attending the East India sales and computing the said Duties under the Collector Inwards; 50l. per an. to the Comptroller's deputy for the like attendance on the said sales.
Robert Meadows and Michael Gostrell to be established as boatmen and tidesmen in Rye port.
Mathew Says (Seys) as surveyor, waiter and searcher in Milford port loco Nathaniel Franklin to whom he has acted as deputy and who is disabled by cold and the hardship of the service; Says to allow Franklin 20l. per an. in consideration that he is in a helpless condition with a wife and several children.
Roger Langdon (an officer at Par in Fowey port) as riding officer from Cawsand Bay to Looe loco George Ward removed to Penzance.
Thomas Course as a tidesman Whitehaven port loco William Green who relinquishes. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 106, 107, 108, 109, 110.
Same to same to pay Joseph Bentley, John Willson, David Morris and George Tarvin landwaiters in Liverpool port a moiety of 280l. 7s. 9d. English money seized by them on attempted export thereof: viz. as reward in accordance with the order of the Lords Justices in Council dated 25 June 1696. Ibid., p. 108.
Same to same to pay to William Culliford, Inspector General of Imports and Exports of the Customs, the taxes assessed on his clerks and 100l. for extraordinary clerks by him employed for one year past "to come at the value of the goods." But the Treasury Lords do not think needful that he should increase this work [of his] with estimates of the Duties for the future. Ibid., p. 109.
Treasury reference to Henry Baker of the petition of John Godden of Co. Kent for remittance of a fine of 200l. on him for being concerned in exporting wool to France, he being a young man drawn in by others. Reference Book VII, p. 408.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the casual perquisites and profits of the Honor of Peveril Co. Notts. and Derby and of the mines of coal and iron and the stone quarries in said Honor in order to extension of lease thereof to John Jenkins.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on said Jenkins' petition for same. The stewardship is now held for the life of Sir Symon Degg a very aged person but no fee or allowance is attached thereto. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 12–13.
Dec. 31.Money order for 225l. to the Agents for Taxes for 1700 Sept. 29 [sic ? for Dec. 25] quarter's salaries. Order Book V, p. 232.
Same for 353l. 4s. 5d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for accessories delivered by him to the officers of said Court in Michaelmas term 1700. Ibid., p. 233.
Same for 20l. to John Low gent. for half a year on his allowance for locking up and taking care of his Majesty's treasure [in the Receipt]. Ibid., p. 236.
William Lowndes to the Receipt to issue 1000l. to me Lowndes on my [unsatisfied] order for secret service. Disposition Book XV, p. 234.