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March 1701, 1-15

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'Warrants etc: March 1701, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 16: 1700-1701 (1938), pp. 214-226. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83310 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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March 1701, 1-15

March 1.Same for 30,000l. to Ralph, Earl of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, in further part of the privy seal of 1698 Dec. 22 for 100,000l. for the said Wardrobe. Money Book XV, p. 260. Order Book V, p. 248.
Same for 36l. 17s. 3¼d. to John Sparks for the overpayment on his account as Sheriff for Co. Bucks to 1699 Sept. 29. (Money order dated March 19 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 7 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 261. Order Book V, p. 251. Disposition Book XV, p. 262.
William Lowndes to Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, to take care that the business of the loans now being made in the Exchequer be not delayed in any of the Offices for want of hands. The matter of these loans is of great importance and my Lords are informed that the loans which persons do now make in Exchequer Bills may meet with a better despatch if there were but a sufficient number of clerks employed in that service. Disposition Book XV, p. 252.
Letter of direction for 4,050l. to the Navy Treasurer: to be placed to the head of wages; being for manning of the Fleet. Ibid.
Same for 1,260l. to the Cofferer of the Household: to be paid over to Mr. Chaigneau for 24 pieces of Burgundy wine for the King's special service. Ibid., p. 253.
March 1.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to observe the enclosed order in Council [missing] of the 26th Feb. last concerning the raising of men for the service of the Fleet. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 317.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt. I have read to my Lords the letter you received from the Mayor of Harwich concerning some soldiers arrived there who have deserted the French service. The Corporation of Harwich shall be reimbursed the cost of the relief and subsistence of those men: "taking care that they take service on board his Majesty's Fleet according to the Proclamation lately issued in that behalf." Ibid., p. 318.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Storey and William Clark for payment of the salary due in your office to them as respectively volary keeper and for planting and tending the plants in St. James's Park. Is it necessary they should be continued in their places? Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition [missing] of William Haynes shewing that last summer he was trapped into landing some wines in his boat which were carried up in the New Forest and there seized: therefore praying relief from the fine of 150l., having never before been concerned in anything of this kind. Reference Book VII, p. 413.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Rawlin Mallock shewing that his father, being Collector of Excise, in 1693 was robbed of 564l. of the King's money and spent 100l. in prosecuting one Perkins who though guilty was cleared by the Jury; that petitioner's cousin Rawlin Mallock (whose estate petitioner possesses) was bond for petitioner's said father in 2,000l. on which petitioner has raised 1,436l. and paid same to the Excise Commissioners: therefore praying to be allowed the balance of 564l. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] officers of the Works of the petition of Matthew Roberts plumber shewing that in the Office of Works' estimate for the Gardens at Hampton [Court] they by mistake rated the pipes that were to be laid there but at 2d. per pound when the price agreed was 2½d., and which they could not alter by reason of their Lordships' letter to abide by that estimate: therefore praying relief. Ibid., p. 414.
March 3Letter of direction for 2,374l. 5s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of loans in the Exchequer on the late Vote of Credit for 50,000l. for the Guards and Garrisons: for services as follows viz.:
for 14 days' subsistence from Jan.. 22 last to Regiments as follows:—
£s.d.
Lumley's Horse558120
Wood's Horse37430
Windham's Horse37430
Schonberg's Horse37430
two Troops of the Earl of Oxford's Regiment14126
three Troops of the Royal Regiment of Dragoons15016
for a Company of Brigadier Selwyn's Regiment for subsistence; on which a credit of 8 months subsistence will be given them at Bermudas by Mr. Charles Noden, merchant, upon their arrival there400
£237450
Disposition Book XV, p. 254.
March 3.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners forthwith to dismiss Edward Martin, an officer of the Customs at Winchelsea and one of the riding officers for preventing the export of wool. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 318.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to direct the officers of the Receipt to attend in their several offices to-morrow and next day, although holy days, to take in loans on the late Vote of Credit. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to prepare a royal warrant for an allowance to Dr. John Hutton as Physician General to the Army from 1690 April 17 to the conclusion of the Peace viz. for those particular years and no other in which he personally served either in Flanders or in Ireland. Ibid., p. 319.
March 4.Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 494l. to Dr. John Hutton which the King is pleased to allow him for his service 1690 April 17 to 1692 Dec. 31 for attending the King in Ireland and Flanders being 10s. a day for 988 days, he having been appointed 1690 April 17 Physician General to the King's Armies, Land Forces and Hospitals and having discharged the said trust faithfully from that time to the conclusion of the war without receiving any pay or recompense. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 34.
Money warrant for 48l. 14s. 8d. to Richard Spencer for the overpayment in his account as sheriff of Co. Lancs. for the year ended 1695 Sept. 29. (Money orders dated April 2 hereon). Money Book XV, p. 257. Order Book V, p. 262.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to distribute and apply 20,434l. 0s. 3d. to Deficient Funds as follows; the said sum being the receipts from branches of the revenue as follows between Feb. 4 last and March 4 inst viz.: 1,924l. 18s. 10½d. received on the Window Act; 1,125l. 16s. 11d. on the Additional Impositions; 3,742l. 7s. 9d. on the Continued Duties on paper; 12,850l. 16s. 8½d. on the New Customs; 790l. on Marriages: the said distribution and application to be as follows:
Deficiencis as computed by Act of Parliament.How they stood upon the Register the 4th March inst.The Distribution and application hereby ordered.
First 4s. Aid55622105592115422610
Third 4s. Aid407372033799770316581811
Fourth 4s. Aid91710113835144167373414
Second Quarterly Poll8927513488165134363112
Three Fourths Customs2134471591904471598694
Salt and Glass17115000013957461666969152
Two Thirds Additional Excise16000000118054111165111
Additional Impositions44517774427500001812180
Vellum and Parchment224114722660117912133
Marriages6480000057352000263817
Continued Impositions146181191461811959560
50177937444055116102043403
Money Book XV, p. 262.
March 4.William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests to bring to the Treasury next week a state of the accounts of the late Duties on glass &c. with the Glass Commissioners' cravings thereon. (The like letter to the said Commissioners). Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 319.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for a certificate of the imprests to the Earl of Ranelagh between 1690 Dec. 31 and 1692 March 31 as Paymaster of the Forces. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed answers [missing] of the Searchers [of London port] on your proposed Regulations for their office. Ibid., p. 320.
Feb. 4
[sic ? for March 4.]
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance. There was paid to Capt. Holman 200l. on the 18th Sept. 1690 who by order of Council or by order of Lord Nottingham was employed on a secret expedition in the Thomas and Elizabeth ketch which was taken up by the Ordnance Office. Ibid.
March 5.Royal warrant, dated Kensington, to the Earl of Ranelagh to give allowance in account to Col. John Gibson's late Regiment of Foot of the sums of 241l. 14s. 8d. for the subsistence of pay of 9 sergeants, 9 corporals, 4 drummers and 2 privates from the time of the disbanding of the said Regiment (1697–8 Feb. 26) to 1698 Oct. 31 when they arrived from Newfoundland and 250l. for so much expended by said Colonel on account of the contingent disbursements on the Expedition to Newfoundland: amounting together to 491l. 14s. 8d. and further to forbear to charge the sums following for provisions, the king having formerly declared in Council that he would give them provisions gratis viz. 838l. 17s. 3d. for provisions supplied by several persons out of their ships at Newfoundland; 188l. 6s. 0d. paid to Henry Gibbs, master of the ship Providence for wages and disbursements whilst she was employed by said Colonel; 594l. 8s. 6d. paid to Thomas Clerk on said Colonel's bill of exchange; 1,207l. 10s. 0d. received by said Col. on Sir Henry Ashurst's letter of credit to New England, which money was expended by Col. Gibson in buying provisions and refitting the ship Providence, which provisions the Treasury Lords directed to be delivered to the Victualling Commissioners when the said ship by contrary winds put into Plymouth: and further to give allowance for the pay of the Major, 3 Captains, 4 Lieuts. and 3 Ensigns employed in Newfoundland from 1697–8 March 1 after the breaking of the said Regiment to Oct. 31 following, during which time they were on no establishment. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 453–4.
March 1.Royal warrant, dated Kensington to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Thomas Doleman Esq. of the office of one of the Customers of Newcastle-upon-Tyne: the said office having been granted to Nathaniell Cocks and John Cocks 1661 June 5 in reversion to Henry Ball gent. the said Ball and Nathaniell Cocks being dead. Ibid., pp. 454–5.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 100,000l. to Francis, Earl of Bradford, Cofferer of the Household, as imprest and upon account for the ordinary and extraordinary services of the Household. (Money warrant dated March 24 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated March 20.) (Money order dated March 26 hereon.) Ibid., p. 455. Money Book XV, p. 369. Order Book V, p. 252.
Royal sign manual for 100l. each to Robert Phillip, Thomas Povey and Kath. Leslie as royal bounty. [Money warrant dated March— hereon.] (Money order dated March 26 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 456. Order Book V, p. 251. Disposition Book XV, p. 259.
Same for 100l. to Sir Edward Sherburne Kt. as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated March 7 hereon.) (Money order dated March 13 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 456. Money Book XV. p. 365. Order Book V, p. 250. Disposition Book XV, p. 259.
Same for 30,000l. to Casper Frederick Henning Esq.: for the service of the Privy Purse: without account. (Money warrant dated March 7 hereon.) (Money order dated March 12 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 457. Money Book XV, p. 365. Order Book V, p. 247.
Money warrant for 250l. to Sir Thomas Bury Kt. for the whole allowance as a Baron of the Exchequer for Hilary term last, the salary of his predecessor Sir Littleton Powys terminating with last Michaelmas term. Money Book XV, p. 261.
Same for 75l. to Capt. John Munden for disbursements as below, transmitted to the Secretary by Secretary Vernon with signification of the King's pleasure for payment thereof:
appending: said Munden's account of money laid out when he was commanded to Tetuan with his Majesty's advice and desire to the Emperor of Morocco to raise the siege of Ceuta &c.; and when ordered again to the same place to lengthen the Truce; as also when commanded to Algiers to treat with the Dey about lengthening the time limited for giving of [ships'] passes.
the officer's charges that went several times to the camp of Ceuta on his Majesty's service and often from ship to Tetuan and his continuing there 8 days80 dollars
gave myself to officers that had done service in propagating the affair in hand20
gave to Lieut. Vaghan for going several times to the camp of Ceuta50
gave to an interpreter that went with me from Cadiz to Ceuta when I was commanded to the said place to prolong the Truce with the Moors and for his service in translating letters during the time I was treating with the said people100
expended at Algiers to reward service done there50
300 dollars
at 60d. each dollar this makes 75l. (Money order dated March 8 hereon.) Ibid., p. 263. Order Book V, p. 263.
March 5.William Lowndes to Mr. Borret enclosing a memorial [missing] from Sir John Stanley, Warden of the Mint, for the return of the record of the sentence on Joseph Horton convicted at Chester for having a coining press. Take care to obtain a commission of enquiry for the recovering of his estate. Out Letters (General), XVI, p. 320.
Same to Sir John Houblon transmitting the Victualling Commissioners' answer why they refused to accept two bills of exchange drawn on them from Cadiz by Mr. Thomas Harvey their agent, for 3,000 and 1,500 pieces of eight respectively. Ibid., p. 321.
Same to Mr. Burchet to lay before the Admiralty Lords the proposal made by Sir Benjamin Ayloffe and Mr. John Preston for supplying 600 tons of hemp by commission. Ibid.
Same to Henry Baker. It is the King's pleasure that the 5l. weekly previously payable by you to Francis De la Rue be continued to him from Feb. 27 last till further order. Ibid.
Same to the Clothiers of the four late Marine Regiments to attend Auditor Done who is to hear the whole matter between you and the officers concerning the offreckonings for the said clothing. (The like letter dated March 6 to Colonels Brudenell, Seymour, Mordaunt, and Lieut. Col. Rabesniere for Col. Colt.) Ibid., p. 322.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Farrington's for removal of two months' respits on his pay. Ibid., p. 324.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Henry Reeves (a landwaiter London port) as a landsurveyor ibid loco John Ward deceased.
John Walsh as a riding officer at Winchelsea loco Edward Martin dismissed.
John Goodwin as waiter and searcher at Peignton in Dartmouth port loco Jonas Pinsent dismissed.
Daniell Elwell as a landwaiter London port loco Henry Reeves, preferred to be landsurveyor there. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 120.
March 5.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Cook, junr. for the return of 125l. and some linen seized at Ramsgate by the Customs officers, same being only the produce of some corn which he carried to Falmouth and was bringing thence but was forced by distress of weather to put in at Ramsgate. Reference Book VII, p. 413.
March 6.Letter of direction for 1,000l. to William Lowndes, for secret service [without account]. Disposition Book XV, p. 254.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to divide as follows the 50l. per an. payable out of the salary of William Munning one of the landwaiters in London port for the maintenance of John Wilcox, a superannuated officer viz. 25l. thereof out of Munning's salary and 25l. out of the salaries of the two junior landwaiters, London port. Ibid., p. 256. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 322.
Same to Mr. Burchett enclosing a paper [missing] from the Navy Commissioners about the importation of hemp for the King's service. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 321.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed case [missing] about retailers of cider. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Chief Baron to pay to John Sayce, the 20l. now in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's hands levied on William Smith for a forfeited recognizance for the appearance of Elizabeth Danby in 1699. Ibid., p. 323.
Same to the Lords Justices of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Francis de la Rue concerning the grant to him of certain forfeited lands in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 115.
March 7.Money warrant for 20l. to Gabriel Emilian, clerk, for his passage to Maryland as a chaplain. (Money order dated March 10 hereon). Money Book XV, p. 259. Order Book V, p. 249. Disposition Book XV, p. 253.
Treasury warrant to the Receiver of the Duties on Houses &c. for Co. Somerset to pay the salary of 80l. per an. from 1701 March 25 to Robert Baker as surveyor of said Duties. Money Book XV, p. 36.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 304l. 4s. 7d. to Henry Ballow and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer Court, for the allowance of 2s. per 1000l. on 3,042,318l. 9s. 1d. of Customs money paid into the Exchequer from 1697 Oct. 23 to 1699 April 19 (the day of the death of Richard Hutchinson late Customs Cashier) and from 1699 April 24 to 1699–1700 Feb. 29 (the day of the death of his successor Mordecai Abbott as such). Ibid., p. 364.
March 7.Money warrant for 36l. to John Smith, one of the Pages of the Bedchamber, for one year to Feb. 13 last on the yearly sum payable to the Pages of the Bedchamber for washing sheets for themselves and for the Gentlemen and Grooms of the Bedchamber. (Money order dated March 12 hereon). Ibid., p. 364. Order Book V., p. 249.
Treasury warrant to the Master Worker &c. of the Mint to pay 810l. 15s. 8d. to Henry Harris, Chief Graver of Seals, for providing several seals. Money Book XV, p. 366.
Money warrant for 400l. to Sir Robert Killigrew for one year to Sept. 29 last on his pension. (Money order dated March 13 hereon). (Letter of disposition dated April 14 hereon). Ibid., p. 366. Order Book V, p. 257. Disposition Book XV, p. 263.
Treasury warrant to the Receiver of Marriages for Co. Herts. to pay the salary of 50l. per an. to Edw. Wardour, as surveyor and inspector of those Duties as from 1699 Lady day.
James Draycott the salary of 70l. per an. as same from same date. Money Book XV, p. 366.
Same to the Receiver General of same for Co. Stafford to pay 70l. per an. to Henry Smith as a same as from 1700 Dec. 25. Ibid.
Same dormant to the Auditor of Wales and to the Receiver of Crown Revenues for North Wales to allow and pay the salary of 5l. per an. to Owen Roberts as Steward and Keeper of the Courts Leet and Views of Frankpledge of Menay Co. Anglesea. Ibid., p. 367.
Treasury order for renewing 3 lost money orders for 2,000l. in the name of Thomas Boucher upon credit of the Exchequer in general. Order Book V, p. 248.
Letter of direction for 2,600l. to the Paymaster of the Works: to be paid over to Mr. Wise for the service of the Gardens and Parks at Hampton Court and to be paid by 100l. a week from the 4th March inst. Disposition Book XV, p. 255.
Same for 5,000l. to the Navy Treasurer out of loans on the late Vote of Credit for the Navy: and to be paid over to the Victuallers for provision of flesh for the Navy. Ibid.
Same for 1,670l. to the Earl of Ranelagh: for the King's bounty for widows of officers slain in the service. Ibid., p. 256.
Same for 400l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber: to be paid over to Mr. Latten, Master of the King's Beagles, for half a year to Sept. 29 last on the established allowance for the Beagles. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh for a state how the Contingencies of the Forces do stand at this time and particularly as to the Fire and Candle. (The like letter to Mr. Blathwayte). Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 321.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the merchants and others trading in tobacco in the Corporation of Liverpool praying a longer time to pay off some bonds for tobacco Duties, they being at present unable to pay same. Reference Book VII, p. 414.
March 7
et postea.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to forbear process ad computandum against Nathaniell Molineux late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Lancs.
and similarly against Mary Williamson, widow of Ralph Williamson late same for Cos. York, Durham and Westmoreland.
The like warrant dated March 14 for Thomas Cobb late same for Cos. Southampton and Isle of Wight.
and similarly dated March 17 for William Smith as Paymaster of the Band of Gsntlemen Pensioners,
and similarly dated March 17 for Aaron Smith on his accounts of money imprested to him for defending and carrying on lawsuits and other his Majesty's affairs.
and similarly, dated March 24, for Henry Baker, Solicitor of the Treasury, for moneys imprested to him for the like purposes. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 35, 39, 40.
Same to Philip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South to raise 260l. 1s. 6d. by sale of underwood for the cost of making several new ridings and several new timber bridges and other works in New Lodge and Cranbourne Walks in Windsor Forest, which the King has ordered for the better convenience of hunting.
Appending: schedule of said ridings, bridges and works: (one new Riding cross the deep Bourne between New Lodge Common and Holydaies Plain 15 rod in length in New Lodge Walk: similarly one new Riding in Cranbourne Walk from Winkfield Bridge to Cranbourne Pale 322 rod in length and 30 foot wide and three New Cross Ridings from Winckfield Plain to the side Riding leading to Cranbourne being 83 rod in length and 30 foot wide. Ibid., pp. 36–37.
March 7.Same to Auditor Done to prepare for declaration Dame Ann Stapleton's account as widow of Sir William Stapleton bart, late Governor of the Leeward Islands.
Prefixing: said account.
£s.d.
Charge: receipts for pay of the two Companies of Foot in the said Islands 1672 July 7 to 1686 July 22 the time of his decease27857158
Discharge: payments to the said Companies within said said time27238190
to the auditor for preparing the account for declaration40
27280190
remains576168
against which remains the said widow craves
(1) for her said husband's pay as Capt. thereof 1683 July 7 to 1686 July 22442160
(2) for his pay as Governor of the Leeward Islands at 700l. per an. for 4 years ended 16862800
(3) for his pay as Lieut. Col. and Capt. in Sir Tobias Bridges' Regiment of Foot in Barbados from 1666–7 Feb. 11 to 1671–2 Feb. 24 at 17s. a day1248130
£449190
Ibid., p. 38.
[? March]Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Richard Stephens and Hugh Stephens of lands and tenements in Co. Devon parcel of the lands of John Smith outlaw: at a rent of 4s. 8d. per an. and fine of 9s. 4d.
The like to Anne Cadogan widow of lands and tenements in Co. Monmouth part of the lands of John Young outlaw; at a rent of 3s. 4d. per an. and fine of 6s. 8d.
The like to John Hasler of lands and tenements in Co. Sussex part of the lands of Peter Bottesworth outlaw, at a rent of 16s. 8d. and fine of 33s. 4d.
The like to Jacob Marshall of lands and tenements in Co. Norfolk part of the lands of Alice Brookes outlaw: at a rent of 2s. and fine of 4s. Ibid., p. 39.
March 8.Treasury reference to Robert Crompton of the petition of Peter Chevallier junr. shewing that he was the first person who discovered the forgery of Thomas Lewis in counterfeiting malt tickets, therefore praying a reward, he having bought 15 of these counterfeit tickets before he discovered the cheat. Reference Book VII, p. 414.
March 10.William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Cobb late Receiver for Co. Southampton praying stay of process till next term. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 322.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to state the enclosed accounts [missing] of Richard Povey as Receiver for Sick and Wounded for the 6 years 1689–94. (Same to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded to attend the said Auditor as to same.) Ibid., p. 323.
Same to Sir John Stanley. Give to Mr. Vanbrugh, the Deputy Comptroller of the accounts in the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office, a quarterly abstract of all warrants in order to his examining the Messengers' bills in future, he having been very instrumental in detecting the frauds in the said bills. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh for an account of the particular application of what part was issued to you out of the 600,000l. appropriated in 1699 for disbanding the army. (The like letter to Lord Coningsby.) Ibid.
March 11.Letter of direction for 26,374l. 18s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of loans in the Exchequer on the late Vote of Credit for 50,000l. for the subsistence of the Guards and Garrisons: and will complete the 43,349l. 3s. 0d. for 12 weeks' subsistence at the rate of 3,612l. 8s. 7d. per week for 12 weeks from Dec. 24 last. Disposition Book XV, p. 256.
Same for 240,000l. to the Navy Treasurer out of like loans on the Vote of Credit for 500,000l. for the Fleet: and to be applied as follows:
£
for half a year to the Yards to June 24, 170075000
for the Course120000
for Contingencies of the Navy to the head of Wear and Tear45000
Ibid., p. 257.
March 12.Royal sign manual for 1405l. 18s. 10½d. to Sir Samuell Barnardiston Bart as royal bounty without account: being to complete 1905l. 18s. 10½d. which remained in the Exchequer 1688 Nov. 5 of a fine imposed upon him in the late reign. (Money warrant dated March 17 hereon). (Money order dated March 21 hereon). (Letter of direction dated April 8 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 458. Money Book XV, p. 369. Order Book V, p. 250. Disposition Book XV, p. 262.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Susanna Perkins of the capital messuage and two thirds part of the manor of Bushey Co. Herts. which lately belonged to Sir William Perkins Kt. lately attainted and executed for high treason; and all arrears of the rents and mesne profits of the premises but she is first to give security to pay 200l. to Francis Arundell for so much expended by him in discharging a concealed mortgage on an estate in the town of Northampton purchased by the said Sir William and — Fuller, mother of the said Susanna Perkins; and also 500l. due on a bond dated 1674–5 June 12 given to the executors of William Somerville Esq.; and also 116l. 13s. 10d. expended by Henry Baker, Solicitor of the Treasury in taking out commissions of inquisition into the said estate.
Followed by: the findings of the 2 Commissions of inquiry herein viz. at Watford Co. Herts 1697 dated Sept. 24 and at Warwick Co. Warwick dated 1700 Aug. 3 with the inventory of his goods and chattels. King's Warrant Book XXI, pp. 13–23.
March 12.Letter of direction for 15,000l. to the Navy Treasurer out of loans in the Exchequer on the late Vote of Credit for 500,000l. for the Fleet: to be applied as follows:
£
for the Victualling Commissioners to buy flesh5000
for the Course of the Victualling10000
Disposition Book XV, p. 257.
Same for 1,000l. to same on like loans: to be paid over to the Captains of ships upon account: for procuring seamen.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to take new bonds from Mr. Mason late Receiver for Co. Cambridge. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 324.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Henry Holt concerning the pay of him and his Regiment. Ibid., p. 325.
March 13.Money order for 125l. to Sir Joseph Jekyll for Hilary term 1700 on his allowance as Chief Justice of Chester.
50l. to Sir Salathiell Lovell for same on his same as a Justice of Chester. Order Book V, p. 249.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Works concerning the liberty to John Vanbrugh to build lodgings for himself in Whitehall on the ground where the Vice-Chamberlain's lodgings stood before the late fire. It is the King's pleasure that you are to give him liberty accordingly to use brick and stone from among the rubbish of the late Palace of Whitehall. The ground is not to exceed 64 feet square. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 324.
March 13.Same to Mr. Blathwayt to procure a royal warrant for taking off the respits on Capt. George Collins' Troop in the Earl of Essex's late Regiment of Dragoons. Ibid., p. 326.
March 14.Money warrant for 20l. to Humberston Baron, clerk, for his passage to Maryland as a chaplain. (Money order dated March 19 hereon) Money Book XV, p. 259. Order Book V, p. 249.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to cast up and cancel the principal and interest of all Exchequer Bills at any time paid or brought into the Exchequer, entering the same in a book for this purpose together with the fund on which it is cancelled: and thereupon to make forth new Bills in 100l. 50l. or 25l. each to bear interest at 4d. a day per £100. Money Book XV, p. 368.
Money warrant for 678l. 10s. 9½d. to John Bridges gent. for so much expended as follows viz.
£s.d.
for the freight of the ship which brought the Envoy from the Dey of Tripoly with his retinue and servants368
for the Duty on their goods1344
for the Duty on the goods imported by the Morocco Agents17662
(Money order dated March 19 hereon.) Ibid., p. 368. Order Book V, p. 250. Disposition Book XV, pp. 260.
William Lowndes to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Higgons gent setting forth his title to part of Chatham Docks. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 325.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Hodgson concerning his services in the reducing of Ireland and praying that 2282l. 19s. 5½d. due from him on Customs bonds may be remitted as he is unable to pay same. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Vavasour Cage, late Lieutenant, and William Wilkes, present Lieutenant to Lieut. Col. Newton's Company in the King's Own Regiment of Foot Guards, praying the removal of respits on their pay. Ibid.
Same to Henry Shales enclosing several indentures &c. as follows relating to the House Park, Middle Park &c. at Hampton Court viz.
(1) The Duchess of Cleveland's grant dated 17 Nov. 1682 of several offices &c. at Hampton Court to William Young.
(2) indenture dated 21 Feb. 1688–9 between said Duchess and Young of the one part, and Charles Dartiquenave et al assigning the office of Keeper of the Middle Park there to said Young.
(3) Young's lease of the King's Meadow there dated 21 June 1688 to Joseph English.
(4) The Duke of Northumberland's grant to said English of the office of Underkeeper of Hampton House.
(5) (6) (7) release and counterparts of grants &c. relative to the above and to two meadows there. Ibid., p. 327.
March 15Money order for 1,341l. 2s. 11d. to Samuel Edwin Esq., Usher of the Receipt of the Exchequer, for necessaries by him delivered to the officers of the Receipt in 1700 Easter and Trinity terms. Order Book V, p. 250.