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January 1701

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'Warrants etc: January 1701', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 16: 1700-1701 (1938), pp. 177-198. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83308 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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January 1701

Jan. 2.Money warrant for 75l. to William Weekett [Wekett] for last Xmas quarter for attendance and disbursements for the Treasury Office and 5l. to John Farra for carrying letters for same quarter. Money Book XV, p. 227.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Samuell Pacey, proposing his sureties, detailed, for the receipt of 3048l. 5s. 10d. set in super on the County of Suffolk to the second 3s. Aid. Reference Book VII, p. 407.
Jan. 3.Royal warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland to transfer to — Ballandrine the pension of 4s. a day allowed on the Civil List Ireland to Louis Boiragon. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 457.
Money order for 5l. to John Broadhurst, porter at the Exchequer Gate, for 1700 Xmas quarter's allowance. Order Book V, p. 232.
Letter of direction for 2000l. to William Lowndes: on his order for secret service. Disposition Book XV, p. 236.
Jan. 7.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to distribute and apply 44,537l. 0s. 6d. to Deficient Funds as follows: the said sum representing the receipts from branches of the revenue as follows between 1700 Dec. 10 and 1700–1 Jan. 7 viz. 8825l. 13s. 10d. received on the Window Act; 5216l. 8s. 5d. on the Additional Impositions; 337l. 8s. 4d. on the New Duty on Salt; 3788l. 18s. 5d. on the Continued Duty on paper; 24,968l. 11s. 6d. on the New Customs; 1700l. on the Duties on Marriages: the said distribution and application to be as follows: viz.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament.How they stood upon the Register 1700–1 Jan. 7The distribution and application hereby ordered.
First 4s. Aid5562210559711544931311
Third 4s. Aid40737203379977033615152
Fourth 4s. Aid91710113848944167814007
Second Quarterly Poll8927513488165134792711
Three Fourths Customs213447159192447159189410
Salt and Glass etc.17115000014207461661519019
Two Thirds Double 9d. Excise16000000119004111114202
Additional Impositions4451777443100000359163
Vellum and Parchment2241147227101171989311¾
Marriages6480000058322000575110
Continued Impositions146181191461811912979
50177937449655116104453706
Money Book XV, p. 231.
Jan. 8.Treasury allowance of the salary bill and incidents bill of the Stamp Office, detailed, for last Xmas quarter (totals 1437l. 10s. 0d. and 1444l. 2s. 4½d. respectively). Money Book XV, pp. 228, 229.
The like of the salary bill of the Excise Office for same quarter (total with the Salt Duties salaries 6075l. 5s. 0d.). Ibid., p. 230.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson for same quarter for making a particular account of the Customs &c. Ibid.
Money warrant for 2000l. to the Treasury Lords (Lord Godolphin, Sir Stephen Fox, John Smith, Henry Boyle, Richard Hill) for same quarter's salary. (Money order dated Jan. 11 hereon.) Ibid., p. 230. Order Book V, p. 233.
Same for 100l. to Rudolph Kien Esq. for half a year to Xmas last as Closet Keeper to his Majesty. Money Book XV, p. 248.
Letter of direction for 1000l. to William Lowndes on his order for secret service. Disposition Book XV, p. 236.
Treasury commission to Thomas Doyley to be Receiver General of the Duties on Marriages &c. for Co. Surrey and of the said Duties and also of the Duties on Houses for Co. Monmouth. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 110. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 12.
Treasury warrant to Phillip Ryley to fell dotard trees in Windsor Forest to the value of 50l. for the repair of a great number of bridges standing on the waste within the said Forest and in other parts of the manor of Bray which have from time to time been repaired at the charge of the King as Lord of the said Manor viz. three timber bridges in the Churchway from Braywick to Bray town and six more in the Churchway from Hollyport to Bray: the quit rents of the said manor being no longer available for the said repairs by reason they have been conveyed away by the Trustees for sale of Fee Farms. Ibid., p. 16.
Jan. 10.Treasury approval of the Customs salary bill for London port and the Outports respectively for last Xmas quarter (totals 5989l. 2s. 6d. and 9823l. 18s. 3d. respectively). Money Book XV, p. 232.
Money warrant for 60l. to Joseph Man as reward for the service performed by him on board the Shoreham in attacking a pirate ship taken by her off the Capes of Virginia and for his charges in coming to England to attend the prosecution of the pirates. (Money order dated Jan. 11 hereon.) Ibid., p, 232. Order Book V, p. 235. Disposition Book XV, p. 241.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 14l. 10s. 0d. to John Thorowkettle for last Xmas quarter as Messenger [of the Chamber] attending the Customs. (Money warrant for the like sum to same for same quarter's attendance on the Treasury Lords.) Money Book XV, p. 232.
Same dormant to same to pay the salary of 31l. 16s. 8d. to John Clarke as Customer of Boston port. Ibid.
Money warrant for 11l. 16s. 9d. to James Hunter and 50l. to be equally divided between James Hunter, Samuell Sambach, Charles Gubbins and Isaac Edmonds for apprehending Edward Lewis convicted and executed for breaking open and robbing the Receipt of the Exchequer. (Money order dated Jan. 20 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 233. Order Book V, p. 236. Disposition Book XV, p. 241.
Same for 20l. to William Gourdon for the cost of his transportation to Barbados whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Jan. 17 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 233. Order Book V, p. 211. Disposition Book XV, p. 241.
Same for 1587l. 3s. 9¾d. to Francis Negus in full of his charges and disbursements for repairing his Majesty's Mews to Michaelmas 1699. (Money order dated Jan. 15 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 233. Order Book V, p. 235.
Letter of direction for 500l. to Henry Baker on his order for Crown law charges. Disposition Book XV, p. 236.
Same for 800l. to William Lowndes on his order for secret service. Ibid.
Same for 8171l. 12s. 8¾d. to Sir Thomas Littleton on his order as Treasurer of the Navy: to be for the Ordinary of the Navy in further part of 184,342l. appropriated by Parliament: and to be issued as follows viz. 2614l. 10s. 10d. thereof out of the 25 per cent. Duty on French goods and 5557l. 1s. 10¾d. out of the overplus of the Civil List Funds of the year ended 1700 Xmas over 700,000l. Ibid.
Same for 260l. to Lord Cornbury on his order: to be satisfied by 10l. a week out of Civil List money from the time of his last [payment on his] order of June 7 last. Ibid., p. 237.
Jan. 10.Letters of direction for 250l. to Thomas Rymer on his order supra p. 159. Disposition Book XV, p. 237.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to direct the Collectors of Customs abroad to distribute the Algerine passes [to English ships] without trouble, delay or charge except for the stampt paper used therein. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 299.
Same to same. Thomas Weddall is appointed a landwaiter London port loco Mr. Shepheard. The 50l. per an. superannuation for the maintenance of John Wilcox is to come as to 25l. out of the salary of William Munnings and as to 25l. out of that of said Weddall. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to attend the Attorney General with the enclosed draft [missing] of a royal warrant for granting the estate of Mr. Mason, late Receiver for Co. Cambridge, to trustees for sale [on behalf of the Crown]. Ibid., p. 300.
Same to the Auditor of Imprests to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the late Receivers of the Two Millions [9 Ww. III c. 44] concerning interest paid by them on tallies struck on them. Ibid., p. 308.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Weddall as a landwaiter London port loco John Shepheard who is to be a landsurveyor ibid loco Phillip Bearcroft deceased.
John Shepheard as a landsurveyor as above. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 111.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute Daniel Lawrence as Collector of the Petty Customs London port loco Henry Starkey deceased. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the sureties of Samuell Pacey as Receiver General of the arrears of the second 3s. Aid for Co. Suffolk "or the sum of 3048l. 5s. 10d. set in super on that County." (Treasury commission to said Pacey accordingly.) Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 14.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to allow to [Elizabeth Clark widow of] Thomas Clark late Collector of Excise in Cos. Hereford and Worcester the sums of 160l. 20l. and 59l. 10s. 7d. lost by the failure of remitters (viz. respectively of John Gwynn, Richard Braynton and John Crundell) and 225l. for the costs of an extent against William Martin for the recovery of arrears in his hands. Ibid., pp. 17–18.
Jan. 13.Letter of direction for 47l. 13s. 4d. to Lord Edward Russell on his order as Treasurer of the Chamber: to be paid over to Walter Cantwell for keeping prisoners of State: with letter to said Russell to so pay same. Disposition Book XV, p. 238.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burton for a certificate what is due to Peter Voyer Richause in the Cofferers' Office for his salary as Querry [Equerry] of the Great Horse. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 300.
Jan. 13.Same to Mr. Burchett. On Wednesday morning next my Lords will consider the Admiralty Lords' memorial relating to the 12th Article of the Instructions to the Navy Treasurer concerning the issuing for wages the deductions made for the Chatham Chest, the Minister and the Chirurgeon. (The like notice to the Attorney and Solicitor General, Navy Commissioners, Earl of Orford, Sir Thomas Littleton, Mr. Dodington, Mr. Madocks and Mr. Hubbald.) (Letters repeated on Jan. 17th for a hearing on Monday morning at the Treasury.) Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Commissioners for assessing the Duties on Marriages &c. [and on Houses] for Co. Leicester relating to a neglect of the two surveyors of those Duties for said County. Ibid., p. 301.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the petition of Richard Marryott and Edward Browne gent. relating to the office of gauger in several of the ports; as by the order of reference of July 18 last. Tr. Cal. XV, p. 418. Ibid.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Peter Lombard as assignee of Jaque de Mongaud, ensign in the late Regiment of Col. Belcastell. Ibid., p. 303.
The Treasury Lords to Col. Codrington. On the death of the late Col. Codrington, Governor of the Leeward Islands, the chief command of the said Islands devolved on the Lieut. Governor and President of the Council of Nevis whereby a moiety of the salary and perquisites of the said Governor accrue to them for such interim. As present Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Leeward Islands you are to see said moiety paid to the Lieut. Governor of Nevis from the date of your Commission to the date of your arrival there. Ibid., p. 312.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Bellamy offering a discovery of a fraudulent trade carried on by a great number of merchants of London trading to France, Bordeaux and St. Sebastian, he having already made a large discovery of wine and brandy so traded between July and Feb. 1699 and hath recovered 480l. from Michaell Fallet and Stephen Creagh for French brandy entered as Spanish brandy. Reference Book VII, p. 408.
Jan. 14.Royal warrant dated Hampton Court to the Treasury Lords for a weekly sum of 4l. as from Dec. 25 last to be paid to Henry Killigrew as royal bounty during pleasure. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 437.
Royal sign manual dated same for 425l. to Sir Thomas Littleton late Speaker of the House of Commons for 85 days Sept. 25 last to Dec. 19 last (the day the late Parliament was dissolved) on his allowance of 5l. a day. (Money warrant dated June 20 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 28 hereon.) Ibid., p. 441. Money Book XV, p. 241. Order Book V, p. 239. Disposition Book XV, p. 242.
Jan. 14.Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the sale of the King's subscription of 10,000l. to the New East India Company, according to the best of the Treasury Lords' judgment. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 445–7.
Money order for 75l. to William Wecket (Weeket) for 1700 Xmas quarter's allowance for the Treasury Office incidents &c. and 5l. to John Farra for same quarter for carrying letters. Order Book V, p. 235.
Letter of direction for 384l. to the Earl of Bradford on his order as Cofferer of the Household: to be paid over to Peter Voyer Richausee [Richause] one of the King's Equerries for 1½ years to 1700 Xmas on his salary of 256l. Disposition Book XV, p. 237.
Jan. 15.Money warrant for 300l. to William Borrett upon account for Crown Law costs. (Money order dated Jan. 17 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 230. Order Book V, p. 238. Disposition Book XV, p. 242.
Same for 20l. to Robert Baron, clerk, for the cost of his transportation to Bermudas [whither he is going chaplain]. (Money order dated Jan. 20 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 233. Order Book V, p. 211. Disposition Book XV, p. 241.
Same for 47l. 4s. 2d. and 60l. to Lord Robert Russell for one year to Sept. 29 last on his fee and an allowance respectively as Clerk of the Pipe. (Money order for said 60l. dated Jan. 22 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 235. Order Book V, p. 241.
Letter of direction for 200l. to Richard Ward for the purchase of the advowson of Hampton Church. Disposition Book XV, p. 238.
Scheme of the Distribution of Civil List Payments for 13 weeks from 1700 Xmas as follows:
for the Household for emptions 800l. per week (total 10,400l.)
for the Privy Purse on the current year 600l. per week (total 7800l.)
for ditto towards 10,400l. for last year's arrear 500l. per week (total 6500l.)
for the Stables, for liveries, buying horses &c. 400l. per week (total 5200l.)
for the Works at Hampton Court and painting at Windsor 210l. a week (total 2730l.)
for ditto to complete 32,956l. 3s. 10d. [arrear] to Xmas 1698, 600l. per week for six weeks and 356l. 3s. 10d. for the 7th week (total 3356l. 3s. 10d.)
for ditto to complete 1021l. 13s. 10d. to Mr. Wise as by letter of Dec. 10, 150l. a week for four weeks and 121l. 13s. 10d. for the fifth week (total 721l. 13s. 10d.)
for ditto in part of 1279l. 12s. 0d. estimate by the Works 100l. a week for eight weeks from Feb. 5 (total 800l.)
for the Gardens for 1699 Sept. 29 quarter: 1200l. on Feb. 5.
for the Robes for a quarter ending 1700–1 Feb. 4: 1000l. on Feb. 5.
for the French Protestants as by the letter of Dec. 28 last 3000l. a week for five weeks from Feb. 5 (total 15,000l.)
Lord Cornbury by letter of the 10th inst. 10l. a week for 13 weeks (total 130l.)
Henry Killegrew Esq. 4l. a week for 13 weeks: (total 52l.)
William Brayne to complete 2000l.: 50l. a week for three weeks from Jan. 1 inst. (total 150l.)
Earl of Manchester as by letter of Nov. 13 last: 1096l. 14s. 0d. in one payment on the 1st inst.
Sir Bartholomew Gracedieu and James Collett 1755l. 8s. 10¼d. in one payment on the 8th Jan. inst.
Sheriffs of Surrey and Berks. 198l. 12s. 11¼d. in one payment on the 15th inst.
the executors of Mr. Thompson, late Solicitor 200l. in one payment on the 8th inst.
a particular list of warrants as below by six weekly instalments from Jan. 1 inst. (total 19,874l. 4s. 10d.)
for the Wardrobe 2000l. on Jan. 22 inst. and 4250l. on Feb. 5 next (total 6250l.)
the Treasury Lords for salary 2000l. in one payment on the 15th inst.
the Judges, Masters in Chancery et al for Hilary term 3450l. in one payment on Feb. 19 next.
the Commissioners of Trade half a year's salary 4000l. in one payment on Feb. 12 next.
the Cofferer of the Household to complete the wages, board wages, pensions and salaries of the Household and Stables to Xmas 1699 seven instalments from Feb. 12 next (total 22,967l. 3s. 8d.)
to be reserved for secret service and contingents and to be applied as shall be directed 10 instalments (total 28,044l. 6s. 4½d.)
Full total 144,876l. 18s. 4d.
Followed by
list of the particular warrants comprised in the abovesaid total of 19,874l. 14s. 10d.
£s.d.
Mr. Herne for Mr. Robinson's bill288286
Mr. Henry Baker500
Late Lord President1346184
Sir Charles Cotterell150
John Dormer Esq.60168
Richard Le Bas50
4 Clerks of the Privy Council attending the Commissioners for Trade200
8 Serjeants-at-Arms each 50l. 3s. 9d.401100
Serjeant Ryley10076
Heralds and Pursuivants-at-arms210
Officers of the Works20888
Mr. Hill, Latin Secretary40
Earl of Bath, Housekeeper at St. James's40
Lord Fitzharding, Keeper of the Mall100
Lord Jersey, Keeper of Hyde Park100
Mr. Walker, Housekeeper at Newmarket100
Mr. Ford, Keeper of the Gardens there1850
Mr. Moor, Keeper of the Tennis Courts6618
Underhousekeeper of St. James's Park30
Underkeeper of Richmond Park69
Mr. Branch, Keeper of Battles Walk25
Mich. Studholme, Keeper of the Private Roads48134
Dr. Bentley, Library Keeper at St. James's100
Sir Joseph Williamson, Keeper of the Papers80
Lord Wharton, Chief Justice in Eyre Trent South125
Duke of Devon[shire], the like Trent North25
Earl of Portland, Superintendent of the Gardens100
Master of the Horse3368
Sir David Mitchell, Usher of the Black Rod216143
Mr. East, Clerk of the Estreats in the Common Pleas20
Mr. Wintour, Secretary in the Crown Office25
Mr. Harris, Graver of Seals25
Master of the Revels5
Yeoman of the Revels926
Master of the Barges15
Clerk of the Fines at Ludlow20
Mr. Ryley, Surveyor of Woods Trent South50
Mr. Hewett, Surveyor of Woods Trent North50
Sir Thomas Pinfold, Judge Advocate20
Mr. Day, late Governor of Bermudas240
Sir Lambert Blackwell, Knight Harbinger97184
Master of the Harriers250
Master of the Studs100
Master of the Hawks102976
Apothecary to the King's person57100
Apothecary to the Household26134
Clerk of the House of Commons10
Andrew Lawrence1850
Messenger of the Press30
Parry Walton, repairer of pictures100
Mr. Pottinger, Comptroller of the Pipe10
Secondaries in the Pipe Office10
Mr. Marriott, Clerk of the Pleas in the Exchequer5
Clerks in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office22100
Mr. Tayler, Keeper of the Water Engine at Windsor20
Jane Browning60
Monsieur Gastigny250
Poor Knights of Windsor28526
Earl of Kinnoul500
Bishop of Oxford for Dr. Hyde et al100
Cambridge University5
Cambridge University for a Divinity Lecturer6124
Cambridge University for a Physique Reader20
Cambridge University for a Civil Law Professor20
Emanuel College Cambridge868
Oxford University for a Divinity Lecturer1368
Oxford University for a Professor of Civil Law40
Vicar of the Tower368
Ministers in the Isle of Man50
Poor of St. Michaell's [Cornhill] parish620
Poor of St. Magnus10124
Poor of Walbrook3168
executors of Nicholas Tettersell50
executors of Ludowick Bray20
Thomas Hide and his wife50
the heirs of Col. Fairfax100
Amias and Juliana Hext100
Lyme Regis Corporation100
Corporation of Berwick on Tweed100
late Lord Privy Seal2085
Mr. Rymer250
Mrs. Eden335
Mr. Gardiner22163
William Fanshaw50
Officers at Arms, for Coronation fees &c.537
George Arnold100
Mr. Larkin in part of 800l.200
Bernard Smith for an organ burnt at Whitehall500
Mr. Shales, remainder of a warrant for 8698l. 14s. 6d.4198146
£198741410
Disposition Book XV, pp. 239–40.
Jan. 15.William Lowndes to Mr. Borrett. There is a cause depending in Chancery between the Attorney General and Lord Widdrington relating to money collected under a Brief or patent under the great seal about 1691 for the Redemption of Captives. Whatever thereby shall appear to be in the hands of collectors is hereby to be paid over to the Trustees for Redemption of Captives. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 301.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Edward Johnson et al assignees of a commission of bankrupt awarded against Richard Wilson, late of London factor, praying that 1690l. 15s. 0d. due to said Wilson for clothing Col. Frederick Hamilton's Regiment in 1696 (and which now remains in your Lordship's hands) may be paid to the petitioners for the creditors. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Nicholas for an account by next Friday of what persons in the list of bounties payable by you are dead. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to review the list of widows of slain officers in accordance with the King's pleasure that those only that are well entitled to the King's bounty should receive the same once more but no further. Ibid., p. 302.
Jan. 15.William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayte to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Dr. John Hutton, Physician General of the Army, praying an allowance for his service in examining all persons to be allowed of as physicians, surgeons and apothecaries to the Army and in inspecting all medicines prepared for the Forces and Hospitals from 1690 to the conclusion of the Peace. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 302.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Stephen Creagh and Michaell Fallet of London merchants concerning brandy consigned to them from their partners in St. Sebastian but proceeded against by Thomas Bellamy ut supra p. 181: and praying remission of the King's part of the fine on the ground that Fallet is a Frenchman ignorant of the law and Creagh was at that time in Holland. Reference Book VII, p. 408.
Same to Samuell Travers [Surveyor General of Crown Lands] of the petition of Francis Young for a further grant of the office of bailiff of the town and Lordship of Rye, Sussex the interest in which is assigned to him by John Byndlos of London merchant. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Vanbrugh of the petition of Henry Lowman, housekeeper of Kensington praying payment of Mr. Brienn's bills in the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office amounting to 537l. 10s. 0d. and which are assigned to petitioner. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Haselwood, master of the ship Kingsford, concerning the seizure of his ship for importing several casks of gentian from Rotterdam, there being found some drugs packed in the middle of the casks, of which petitioner was ignorant. Ibid., p. 409.
Jan. 17.Treasury warrant to the Receiver General of the Duties on Houses for Co. Kent to pay the salary of 80l. per an. from 1700 Sept. 29 to Nicho Greenwood as surveyor of the said Duties.
The like to same for Co. Carmarthen and Pembroke to pay 70l. per an. salary from 1700 Dec. 25 to John Coker as same.
The like to same for Co. Northumberland to pay 70l. per an. salary from 1700 Dec. 10 to David Wake as same.
The like to same for Co. Chester to pay 70l. per an. salary from same date to Charles Jones as same. Money Book XV, p. 36.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to establish 100l. a year to Henry Ferne, Customs Cashier, as additional allowance for two clerks for tobacco bonds. Ibid., p. 380.
Money warrant for 100l. to Henry Killegrew as royal bounty: to be paid by 4l. a week from Dec. 25 last. (Money order dated Jan. 17 hereon.) Ibid., p. 235. Order Book V, p. 235.
Same for 347l. to Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery on his fee of 1l. a day as Keeper of the Privy Seal: viz. for 347 days 1698 June 5 to 1699 May 18 "the day on which the late Lord Lonsdale had the custody of the privy seal." Money Book XV, p. 236.
Jan. 17.Same for 1388l. to same for same time on his allowance of 4l. a day in lieu of diet. (Money order dated Jan. 22 hereon.) Ibid., p. 237. Order Book V, p. 238.
Same for 500l. to Thomas Morrice of London merchant, Samuell Atkins of London Esq., Thomas Lester of Coleby Co. Lincoln, William Farrer of Biddenham Co. Beds and George Langton of Langton Co. Lincoln, Commissioners for Accounts, for a quarter each Oct. 10 last to Jan. 10 inst. on their allowance of 400l. per an. each. (Money order dated Jan. 27 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 238. Order Book V, p. 239.
Same for 2384l. 8s. 8½d. and 30l. 18s. 10d. to Charles Brawn, Receiver General for Co. Somerset, for overpayments on his accounts of Marriage Duties and the third Quarterly Poll respectively: to be immediately repaid into the Exchequer on his accounts of the 2s. Aid and of the Duties on Houses respectively. (Money order dated Feb. 7 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 242. Order Book V, p. 245.
Same for 688l. 14s. 3d. to Elizabeth Trueman, widow of Thomas Trueman late Receiver General for Cos. Notts. and Leicester, for an overpayment on his account of the Duties on Marriages for Co. Notts.: to be immediately repaid into the Exchequer on his account of the said Duties for Co. Leicester. (Money order dated Feb. 17 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 244. Order Book V, p. 247.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners to pay into the Exchequer the 2062l. 4s. 4½d. in your hands of fines and forfeitures on brewers, distillers and others. Disposition Book XV, p. 241.
Same to Mr. Hewett to attend my Lords on Monday next to shew cause why you delay delivering up to Mr. Shales the accounts and vouchers in your custody as late deputy to Auditor Aldworth. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 302.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to present Mr. Thomas Jordan for some employment in the Customs. Ibid., p. 303.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Boyze attorney of Major and Capt. Moncal and Lieut. Mercier late of the Regiments of Lord Lifford and Major General La Meloniere; praying payment of their arrears. Ibid., p. 304.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to consider the following petitions [all missing] along with the other petitions of the widows of officers: viz. of Ann Morgan, Widow Griffith, Katherine Price, Frances Bosswell, Clementia Palmer, Widow Chambers. Ibid.
Same to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy, for an account what money remains in your hands of the defalcations made out of sea pay for the Chatham chest, Minister, Chirurgeon and slopseller. (The like letter to the Earl of Orford late Treasurer of the Navy.) Ibid., p. 305.
Jan. 17.Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to employ Mich. Wilson as a landwaiter London port loco Daniel Dobins deceased.
Edward Jones (an extraordinary tidesman London port) as a tidesman in the inferior list ibid loco Thomas Butterfield, removed.
Thomas Butterfield, as above, as a noontender ibid loco Isaac Dewelt deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 111, 112.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a fresh lease to Joshua Edisbury of the mines of lead and coal in the Hundred of Prestatyn Co. Flint and likewise of the mines of copper and other metals in the said Hundred for 31 years at 46s. 8d. per an. rent and 10 per cent. of the clear produce.
Prefixing: Particular and memorandum of the premises by deputy auditor Cha. Chetwynd and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 24–26, 83.
Jan. 18.William Lowndes to the Attorney and Solicitor General enclosing the minutes [missing] relating to Mr. Williamson's demand of payment of a banker's assignment. Please draft an answer to Williamson. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 302.
Same to the Excise Commissioners for a certificate whether any arrears were in your hands on Sept. 18 last in reference to Mr. Williamson's further demand of 30l. for interest over and above his former demand of 1035l. Ibid., 303.
Same to the Commissioners of Accounts. The sum remaining unordered by my Lords on Dec. 31 last of the 184,342l. appropriated by Parliament for the Navy and Victualling of the year 1700 was 28,171l. 12s. 8¾d. (excluding the charge of the Register for Seamen). Ibid., p. 304.
Jan. 20.Money warrant for 4000l. to the late and present Commissioners for Trade viz. 206l. 0s. 10½d. each to John Earl of Bridgewater and Ford, Earl of Tankerville and 500l. to John Lock late Commissioners respectively to 1699 June 9, June 9 and Sept. 29; and 293l. 19s. 1½d. each to Thomas, Earl of Stamford and Robert, Lord Lexinton to 1699 Sept. 29 as successors to the first two named above; and 2500l. for half a year to same date to the other five present Commissioners Sir Phillip Meadows, William Blathwaite, Geo. Pollexfen, Abraham Hill and Geo. Stepney. (Money order dated Jan. 24 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 239. Order Book V, p. 237.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Rymer for last Xmas quarter on his salary as Historiographer Royal.
25l. to Nahum Tate for same on same as Poet Laureate. Money Book XV. p. 243.
Money order for 200l. to Lord Halifax for one year to Xmas 1700 on his allowance for extraordinary services in his Office as Auditor of the Receipt. Order Book V, p. 236.
Jan. 20.William Lowndes to Mr. Baker to send forthwith to Cornelius Smith, Commander of the Dover sloop that he forthwith return with the said sloop to her former station. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 304.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lord Strathnaver and Col. George Hamilton in behalf of the Regiments under their command. Ibid., p. 305.
Same to Henry Baker to pay (out of Crown law money) 300l. 18s. 10d. to the executors of James Armitage et al for fees paid in the various public offices for four several Commissions for the administration of the Government in the King's absence in 1697, 1698, 1699 and 1700 and a Commission for Ecclesiastical affairs passed under the seal last summer.
Appending: bill of said fees. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Bath. In yours of the 15th inst. you state that the plate you received out of the Jewel House was only as fees and perquisites of the Office of Groom of the Stole as bounty and free gift without account, as accustomed in former reigns; as may appear by the Book of Orders relating to the Bedchamber now in the custody of the Earl of Portland or the Earl of Romney, the present Groom of the Stole. Please send the Treasury Lords copies of the said orders. Ibid., p. 306.
The Treasury Lords to the [Assessment] Commissioners for Co. Salop and the Justices [of the Peace] for said County. No return has yet been made to the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office of the duplicates to enable George Hosier to pass his accounts as Receiver General for Salop of the Duties on Marriages and on Houses. We have on this occasion purposely sent Mr. Maximillian Stephens, one of the Agents for Taxes, to receive from you the said duplicates. Ibid., p. 307.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Commissioners to pay to the East India Company the receipts (less costs of collection) from the five per cent. Duty on East India goods imported into England, Wales or Berwick after 1698 Sept. 29 for the uses as in the Act for the Two Millions 9 Wm. III, c. 44. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 113–4.
Treasury warrant to same to employ John Robertson as a land carriageman London port loco Thomas Pistoll who relinquished same.
Thomas Edwards as a waiter of the Four-and-a-Half per cent. Duty in Barbados loco John Nicholson deceased.
Temple Hawling as a riding surveyor in Jersey loco Charles Hughes deceased.
Thomas Wade as a tidesman in the superior list London port loco Charles Tockfeild removed. Ibid., p. 115.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Joan Hollingshead concerning her [new] lease of the common bakehouse in Macclesfield. Reference Book VII, p. 409.
Jan. 20.Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Richard Marriott for a lease of certain fens called Pointon Cow Pastures alias Gosdales at Pointon Co. Lincoln. Reference Book VII, p. 409.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland to report on the debt due to Peter La Roche and Oliver Goodaker of 1674l. 2s. 0d. for clothing the Earl of Arran's Regiment. We think that the same cannot be satisfied otherwise than by the offreckonings in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 108.
Jan. 21.Royal letters patent dated Hampton Court constituting Henry Boyle to the custody and keeping of the Royal Garden at St. James's and the wilderness thereto belonging he being willing to keep up the same at his own charge provided he may have the use thereof and the King having determined that the allowance for keeping the same (as late in the custody of George London, chief gardener) shall cease as from Xmas last. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 442.
Royal sign manual dated same for 1062l. 4s. 4½d. to Thomas Parkes gent as royal bounty out of the penalties and forfeitures of brewers. (Money warrant dated Jan. 27 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 5 hereon.) Ibid., p. 442. Money Book XV, p. 247. Order Book V, p. 244.
Royal warrant dated same to the Attorney General to acknowledge satisfaction upon record of the judgment against Edward Rigby gent. convicted, at the Gaol Delivery holden at the Justice Hall in the Old Bailey in the suburbs of London 1698 Dec. 7, of attempted buggery with William Minton and fined 1000l. &c.: all on his paying 200l. down and giving security to pay the rest. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 467.
Jan. 22.Money order for 30l. to John, Earl of Bath for half a year to 1698 Xmas on the allowance to the two underkeepers of St. James's Park for their wages and to be paid over to them by his lordship. Order Book V, p. 243.
Letter of direction for 953l. 9s. 6d. to Secretary Vernon, whereof 750l. for secret service being for last Xmas quarter for the Upper Office of Secretary of State; and 203l. 9s. 6d. for his share of 500l. for the Lower Office for same quarter during the time he remained in same to wit from Sept. 29 last to Nov. 5 last;
likewise for 296l. 10s. 6d. to Secretary Hedges for secret service to complete the abovesaid quarter. Disposition Book XV, p. 238.
William Lowndes to Sir Charles Hedges. My Lords approve the enclosed paper or Establishment signed by the Earl of Jersey late Principal Secretary of State and Secretary Vernon containing rates to be allowed to messengers of the Chamber, viz. for keeping of prisoners with or without diet, for attendance, for searching, for delivering summons and for journeys. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 306.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Doctor Fairclough. Ibid.
Jan. 22.Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Blood.Ibid., p. 311.
Jan. 23.Money order for 25l. to Robert Wintour the King's Clerk in the Crown Office of the King's Bench for half a year's salary to 1698 Xmas. Order Book V, p. 242.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to present John Robertson for his relative's Thomas Pistill's place as a land carriageman [London port], if qualified. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 307.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jacob Bonnell of London merchant concerning the demand of double Duty on a parcel of treakle imported by him from Venice in an English bottom, such double Duty being more than the treakle is worth. Reference Book VII, p. 409.
Jan. 24.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 62l. 6s. 8d. to Daniell Lawrence as Customer of the Petty Customs London port. Money Book XV, p. 245.
Money warrant for 167l. to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South: upon account for repairing the damage done by the late wind in Hyde Park, the House Park at Hampton Court, and Bushey and Jockey Parks. (Money order dated Feb. 1 hereon.) Ibid., p. 246.Order Book V, p. 244.
Money order for 20l. to Roger Millart for 1700 Xmas quarter's salary as clerk to the Agents for Taxes. Order Book V, p. 241.
William Lowndes to Sir Christopher Wren to desire the Lord Chamberlain to put into execution the enclosed Order of Council [missing] for removing Mrs. Symmonds widow to the late Clerk of the Works from the house which is peculiarly appropriated to that office and to put Mr. Ball the present Clerk of the Works into possession. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 317.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Dymer of Portsmouth vintner relating to informations against him for uncustomed wines. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The King is willing to permit the import of a certain number of gunlocks that are to be given for the redemption of English captives in Barbary in case it can be legally done. Report your opinion as to this. Ibid., p. 308.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit James Houseman, Surveyor of Hull port and Gustavus Yonge a landwaiter London port to exchange places.
William Spencer to be a tidesman in Southampton port loco his father William Spencer deceased.
Thomas Lewis to be a tidesman in Padstow port loco Henry Thomas dismissed.
Francis Birchfeild to be Collector of Customs at Newcastle in Pennsylvania loco Matthew Birch lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 112, 113.
Jan. 24.Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of the officers and clerks of the Tally Court shewing that they have tried, sized and marked 823 brass ale quarts and as many pints and have made and sealed 823 pair of indentures for the said measures which according to the usual fees comes to 1248l. 11s. 4d.: therefore praying to be considered in proportion to their usual and accustomed fees. Reference Book VII, p. 409.
Indenture of sale between the King of the one part and William Greenhill of Abbotts Langley Esq., Nathaniel Lacey citizen and grocer of London and Thomas Nicholl of the parish of St. Pancras Co. Midd. yeoman as executors of the will of John Jones late of London Esq. for the sale to the King of the advowson to the vicarage of the parish church of Hampton upon Thames in consideration of the sum of 200l. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 32–33.
Jan. 25.William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to direct the following payment to Richard Povey, Receiver for Sick and Wounded, out of moneys for that purpose in the hands of the Navy Treasurer: viz. for quarters and cure of sick and wounded and to be applied to the particular debts as they stand in priority of time
£s.d.
at Portsmouth, Gosport, Southampton and Fareham34283
at Plymouth58372
at Falmouth43160
at Dartmouth751134
at Weymouth5070
at Bideford1114
at Pember1524
at Bristol41134
at Taunton10
at Shoreham3148
at Ipswich1368
at Harwich12718
at Yarmouth50
at Liverpool26134
at Hull.1368
at Newcastle116134
in Ireland218134
at Guernsey, Jersey and Scilly76888
£626312
Disposition Book XV, pp. 242–3.
Letter of direction for 90l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber to be paid over to Mr. Gauntlet for one year's necessaries for the Council Chamber to Xmas last. Ibid., p. 243.
Royal letters patent appointing Thomas Bury (Serjeant-at-Law) to be a Baron of the Exchequer. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 451.
Jan. 27.Treasury warrant dormant to the Excise Commissioners to pay to George, Duke of Northumberland his annuity of 3000l. as granted by Charles II 1674 Oct. 24: the same having been paid at the Exchequer up to 1699 June 24. Money Book XV, p. 246b.
William Lowndes to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of James Melonier praying payment of the arrears due to Jaques Viala, late a serjeant in Col. Du Cambon's Regiment. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 308.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the damage done in the Mews by the wind. Ibid., p. 309.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wrenn of the petition of John Taylor, keeper of the King's water engine at Windsor Mill, shewing that he is very poor and much in debt, therefore praying payment of 99l. 2s. 5d. for two years' salary and part of 10 years' bill money. Reference Book VII, p. 409.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Thomas Pechey, mewskeeper and stablekeeper to the King at Greenwich, shewing that there is a small piece of ground in East Greenwich whereon stands the Hobby stable with a tenement and barn and which belongs to the King and is in the dispose of the Master of the Horse and which Henry Morgrage and Thomas Joiner enjoyed as Stablekeepers from 1631 until 1676 August 1 when the Duke of Monmouth as Master of the Horse to Charles II granted a warrant for same to Sir William Boreman and since Sir William's death it is claimed by his lady and William Yardley who have sold it to Sir John Morden pretending that it belongs to the manor of Old Court in Greenwich: therefore praying instructions to the Attorney General to recover same to the Crown. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of George Smyth, Pollicarpus Dawkins and John Lowen, sureties for William Smith merchant for the Duties on Malaga wines in 1692 the bonds for which have been awarded against them and satisfied by an extent, but being poor ignorant men they neglected to get their bonds cancelled and they are now sued afresh in the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 410.
Jan. 28.Letter of direction for the following issues out of Civil List moneys
£s.d.
to Lord Lucas8654
Mr. Williamson50
Isaac Richier80
William Lowndes for secret service500
Disposition Book XV, p. 243.
Same for 500l. to Jeremiah Bass and John Lofting in further part of the order of July 11 last for 1890l. for damages and costs recovered against the Earl of Bellomont. Ibid., p. 244.
Jan. 28.Dormant warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay the pension of 3000l. per an. to the Duke of Northumberland, viz. the arrears and the growing payments thereof. Disposition Book XV, p. 244.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to make out bills for 30s. a day to the Commissioner for Sick and Wounded attending the pay of the moneys thereof and likewise 30s. a day to Mr. Povey as Paymaster of the Sick and Wounded in both cases for himself and clerks attending that service. Ibid., p. 245.
Letter of direction for 100l. to the Paymaster of the Works to be paid over to Monsieur Verrio "on account of his paintings" [his painting work at Windsor]. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Lord Halifax Auditor of the Receipt for a certificate of the deficiency on the funds appropriated for eight per cent. interest on the Two Millions 9 Wm. III, c. 44 at the time of the last or tenth payment. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 308.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to examine the enclosed certificate [missing] along with the rest of the petitions and memorials of slain officers' widows now before you. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Ryley to make the repairs necessary in New Park to the estimate of 133l. 5s. 3d. When you propose any such repairs in future you are to propose out of what wood sales the money for same may be raised. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of George Saffin, merchant, praying a longer time for payment of his bonds for tobacco Duties by reason of losses and many debts now standing out. Reference Book VII, p. 413.
Jan. 29.Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 10,000l. to Henry de Nassau, Seigneur d' Auverquere, Master of the Horse, as imprest for the extraordinary expense of the Stables. (Money warrant dated Mar. 1 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Feb. 20.) (Money order dated Mar. 6 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 443. Money Book XV, p. 260. Order Book V, p. 249.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to allow as complete on the second muster, after detachments made and respited and not recruited upon two succeeding musters, the accounts of the Regiments of Foot Guards in accordance with the royal warrant of June 13 last; there being some doubt made as to the said warrant: all provided the number respited on "that" muster do not exceed the number certified to have been deducted the muster preceding. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 443.
Same to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay Thomas Widdows 119l. 12s. 5d. for the salary of the clerks of the Cheque to the Messengers of the Chamber for the period 1698–9 Feb. 22 to May 6 last: it being certified by William Vanbrugh gent, Deputy Comptroller of the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber, that Widdows was very instrumental and principally concerned in the discovery of the frauds in the Messengers' bills. Ibid., p. 444.
Jan. 29.Royal sign manual for 300l. to Bernard Granville for one year's rent to Xmas last of Mote Park which was laid into the Great Park at Windsor. (Money order dated Feb. 11 hereon.) Ibid., p. 445. Order Book V, p. 245.
Same for 1000l. to Sir Thomas Cuddon, Chamberlain of the City of London, for the relief and support of the poor of the city; as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Feb. 11 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 14 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 445. Order Book V, p. 245b.
Money warrant for 20l. to — Brisac, clerk, for his transportation to New York whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated Feb. 4 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 248. Order Book V, p. 244.
Same for 50l. to the Churchwardens of St. James's Westminster for one year to May 19 last on the annuity for the poor of said parish. (Money order dated Feb. 10 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 248. Order Book V, p. 244a. Disposition Book XV, p. 246.
Treasury allowance of the incidents bills of the Salt Office for Sept. 29 quarter last and of the Excise for Xmas quarter last: amounting respectively to 96l. 9s. 9d. and 917l. 18s. 4d. Money Book XV, p. 249.
Treasury warrant to the Hackney Coaches Commissioners to insert on their salary bill the additional salaries of 10l. each to Michael Browne, George Edes, Richard Colton and Robert Heron being two messengers and two streetkeepers, belonging to their office: the whole duty of the messengers and streetkeepers thereof (of which there were formerly 14 in number) being now performed by the said four persons: namely the messengers to be increased from 30l. to 40l. per an. and the streetkeepers from 25l. to 35l. Ibid.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill and incidents bill of the Hackney Coaches for last Xmas quarter: being respectively 204l. 10s. 0d. and 72l. 4s. 2d. Ibid.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 38l. 13s. 4d. per an. to John Braman, as Customer of Plymouth port. Ibid., p. 250.
Money warrant for 545l. to William Popple, Secretary to the Commissioners for Trade, for half a year to 1700 March 25 for the salaries of himself, the clerks and officers of his office. (Money order dated Feb. 5 hereon.) Ibid., p. 250. Order Book V, p. 244, Disposition Book XV, p. 247.
Jan. 29.Money warrant for 50l. for one year to Xmas last to the Treasurer of Charles I's Hospital in Westminster for the poor fatherless children there: and 50l. to the Churchwardens of St. Margarets Westminster for same time for the poor there. (Money order dated Feb. 1 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 250. Order Book V, p. 243. Disposition Book XV, p. 246.
Same for 100l. to the Churchwardens of St. Martins in the Fields for same time for the poor thereof. (Money order dated Feb. 11 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 250. Order Book V, p. 245. Disposition Book XV, p. 246.
Treasury warrant to Edward Pyle, Woodward of New Forest, to fell, in said forest, decayed stubs not fit for ship timber sufficient to raise 225l. to be distributed among the officers and keepers thereof for salary for three quarters to Xmas last. Money Book XV, p. 258.
Money warrant for 582l. 12s. 3d. to John, Earl of Bath, Chief Ranger and Keeper of St. James's Park, for his disbursements in said park 1693 May 1 to 1699–1700 Jan. 31. (Money order dated May 21 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 365. Order Book V, p. 278.
Same for 49l. 6s. 10d. to the executors of Sir George Treby late Chief Justice of Common Pleas for his allowance from the end of Michaelmas term 1700 (Nov. 28) to Dec. 13 following being the day he died. Money Book XV, p. 365.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General returning his draft of a Proclamation concerning French and Spanish pistolls: with the Mint memorial and the Order in Council thereon. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 309.
Same to Mr. Dodington to attend next Tuesday with an account of all the money and tallies in the hands of the Earl of Orford at Dec. 31 last. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General. On your return from Westminster Hall my Lords desire to speak with you about Mr. Williamson's demand of interest out of the Hereditary Excise. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. John Bickley late in Col. Farrington's Regiment, praying removal of his respits. Ibid., p. 310.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Joseph Boys as a tidesman in the inferior list [London port] loco Thomas Wade removed.
Charles Tockefeild (a tidesman London port) as a tidesurveyor ibid. loco John Watts who relinquished same.
Stephen Edwards as waiter and searcher at Wisbech loco John Finch deceased.
Daniell Powell as a boatman at Lymington in Southampton port loco Samuell Terryll lately drowned. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 112, 114, 115.
Jan. 29.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Henry Inman for stay of process on his Customs bonds, there being a great sum due to him for transports. Reference Book VII, p. 410.
Same to Mr. Travers of the petition of Edward Jones for a further term in 2½ acres of land part of Blackhouse Field in the parish of Milton near Gravesend which he purchased from William Raifes. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of Henry Ballow and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains [of the Exchequer Court] for payment of 304l. 4s. 7d. for their fee of 2s. per 1000l. of Customs money paid into the Exchequer from 1697 Oct. 23 to 1699–1700 March 6. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Rampley for an allowance of 200l. in his accounts; being for Excise receipts which he returned to the Excise Office by bill on John Grocer a cheesemonger who failed. Ibid.
Treasury commission to Robert Baker to be Surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages loco Thomas Fort.
John Coker to be Surveyor in General of same for England and Wales. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 319.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Ann Cock for the reversing the outlawry of John Yates her late brother. We have no objection to the reversing the said outlawry. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 18.
[?]Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to William Foden gent of several lands and tenements in Co. Stafford, parcel of the lands of Patrick Gilmore extended for debt: at a rent of 9s. 2d. per an. and fine of 18s. 4d. Ibid.
Jan. 29.Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Simon Biddulph of Birbury Co. Warwick of the tithe barn in Frankton with the tithes of grain wool &c. in the parish of Frankton Co. Warwick formerly in the tenure of William Lapworth by grant of Queen Elizabeth May 27 anno 26 and thereafter of Thomas Lapworth deceased and formerly appertaining to the monastery of St. Mary in the city of Coventry: the present lease to be for 31 years at 4l. per an. rent and without fine.
Prefixing: Auditor Henry Shales's particular and memorandum of the premises; and ratal by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Ibid., pp. 19–21, 39.
Jan. 31.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 15l. 4s. 4d. per an. to John Cox junr. as Comptroller of Lynn Regis port. Money Book XV, p. 254.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for the renewal of a lost annuity order in the Excise in the name Phillip Foster. Order Book V, p. 241.
Jan. 31.Treasury warrant to the Receipt for renewing a lost annuity order dated 18 June 1695 No. 226 on the 14 per cent. in the name of John Haines for —l. per an. Order Book V, p. 241.
Letter of direction for 1500l. to William Roberts on the order for the purchase of lands to be laid into Windsor Park. Disposition Book XV, p. 246.
William Lowndes to Mr. Bulstrode not to execute the extent against Charles Bludworth for money demanded from him by the Excise Commissioners till my Lords have spoken with the Commissioners. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 310.
[?]Same to Mr. Borrett to pay into the Exchequer the 27l. 15s. 0d. and 10l. received by you of fines levied on Bartho. Vanderhoven for importing sword blades contrary to law. Ibid.
Jan. 31.Same to Lord Auverquere to take the King's pleasure on the enclosed account and papers [missing] of Mr. Richard Marshall relating to horses bought by him in Barbary for the King. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to make no prosecution before Trinity term next on Customs bonds which became due on or after 1700 March 25 and which shall become due before the first day of said Trinity term next and meantime to receive the moneys on such bonds without interest and similarly to receive without interest the sum of 5,090l. 2s. 2½d. which was deposited on account of such bonds before Jan. 28 inst: but beyond the time hereby limited the merchants are not to expect any forbearance: all by reason that the Treasury Lords have heard several merchants of London on the subject of the Treasury warrant of Oct. 18 last supra p. 137, on which my Lords have determined that the said warrant shall stand in force as to all bonds due before the said March 25: but that the above prolongation of time without interest be allowed on bonds after that date as above. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 116.
Jan. —.[The Treasury Lords] to Col. Codrington [Governor of the Leeward Islands]. The King has directed a privy seal to pass for 700l. per an. to you as Governor and Commander in Chief of the Leeward Islands; from the date of your commission. Upon the death of the late Col. Codrington the chief command of those islands (pursuant to the said late Colonel's commission) devolved upon the Lieutenant Governor and Council of the island of Nevis, whereby the moiety of the salary and perquisites of the Governor in Chief of the said [Leeward] Islands belongs to the said Lieut. Governor from the death of the said late Colonel until your arrival there. It is the King's pleasure that you satisfy to the said Lieut. Governor of Nevis one moiety of the salary and perquisites of the Governor in Chief of those islands for such interim period. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 43–44.