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'Warrants etc: March 1701, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 16: 1700-1701 (1938), pp. 226-237. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83311 Date accessed: 23 September 2014.


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March 1701, 16-31

March 17.The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Edward Cocker for aid against the Earl of Anglesea for recovery of 7,155l. 4s. 10¼d. assigned to petitioner by Sir Richard Bellingham as due to his father Sir Daniell Bellingham from the Earl of Anglesea deceased when ViceTreasurer of Ireland to whom Sir Daniel was Deputy. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 116.
March 18.Treasury warrant to the Receiver of the Duties on Houses for Co. Hereford to pay the salary of 70l. per an. from 1700 March 25 to David Richards as Surveyor of the said Duties. Money Book XV, p. 37.
William Lowndes to Auditor Bridges to state the enclosed account [missing] of Henry Baker of his receipts and disbursements as Solicitor for the Treasury viz. from 1697 Michaelmas to 1699 Michaelmas. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 324.
The Treasury Lords to the Assessment Commissioners concerned in the borough of Southwark and the Half Hundred of Brixton. In the said district the assessment of the present Land Tax is deficient between 5,000l. and 6,000l. Please give the necessary warrants for assessing the deficiency forthwith. Ibid., p. 326.
William Lowndes to Mr. Burchett. In yours of yesterday you inform that the Deputy Lieutenants of Huntingdon have taken up a small number of seamen who are intended to be sent to Lynn. As there is no Naval Officer there the Admiralty Lords desire that the Customs officers there may be ordered to pay the established allowance to the persons who procured those men. Please inform the said Lords that by reason of the strict appropriation of the several branches of the Customs by Act of Parliament the Treasury Lords conceive they cannot give such orders but they have issued 7,050l. to the Treasurer of the Navy for the charges of procuring seamen. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to procure a royal warrant to authorise payment of 5,321l. 10s. 1d. to Isaac Teale and other apothecaries who furnished medicines to the Army and Hospitals in Flanders in 1697. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to take care, upon the making or preparing any new List or Establishment of Officers entitled to half pay, to insert therein Lieut. Hans Finley: he having petitioned for same along with Lieut. John Wimprie and Lieut. Richard Trotter but he being the only one qualified according to the Votes of the House of Commons because the other two were in Commission and disbanded in Regiments upon Scotch pay. Ibid., p. 328.
March 18.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pass, Customs free, stores for the use of his Majesty's Forces in New York as follows shipped by the Officers of the Ordnance on the board the ship Palme Tree, Joseph Lee master, and consigned to the Earl of Bellomont, Governor in Chief there: viz. 100 beds &c. detailed. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 120.
Treasury reference to William Borret, of the petition of Henry Shortnick, master of the Fortane of Dort, for delivery of his ship which is seized by one Gibbons a Customs House officer under the false pretence of importing a parcel of brandy; petitioner being obliged at this time to carry several of the King's horses to Holland. Reference Book VII, p. 415.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mark Wildbore praying for discharge of his debt of 1,200l. to the King as late a collector of Customs at Carlisle and Harwich: all in consideration of his services, sufferings and low condition. Ibid., p. 416.
Treasury warrant to the Auditors of Imprests to make up and insert in the final account of Benjamin Overton as late Warden of the Mint the 70l. imprested to him and the 50l. imprested to George Macy, his deputy in that office, being for the prosecution of clippers and coiners. Warrants not Relating to Money, XVII, p. 39.
March 19.Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 120l. per an. to Robert Ittersome as an annuity or pension for good services as late one of the Pages of Honour attending the King. (Warrant cancelled and another signed in the name of Ernest Henry Ittersome). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 458.
Same to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay 150l. per an. to Henry Lowman, Housekeeper and Wardrobekeeper at Kensington; as from 1699 June 24 as in lieu of all bills formerly allowed by the Chamberlain of the Household. Ibid., p. 459.
Royal sign manual for 500l. to Rudolph Kein to be paid by Christopher Tilson, having been received by the said Tilson 1698–9 Feb. 18 from Reginald Marryott on account of the rents and profits of the late Lord Preston's estate. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 29.
March 20.Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 5,321l. 10s. 1d. to Isaac Teale, Apothecary General to the Army, for medicines furnished by him and other apothecaries for the use of the Army and Hospitals in Flanders in 1697. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 460.
Privy seal for 500l. for equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to George Stepney Esq. a Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany: with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 49.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Sir Thomas Cuddon for further time for finishing his accounts of the Taxes in London, Westminster and Middlesex. Reference Book VII, p. 416.
March 21.Letter of direction for 1,100l. to the Navy Treasurer out of loans on the Vote of Credit for 500,000l. for the Navy: to be applied to the Victualling, to wit, to be paid to John Houblon junr. & Co. assignees of Sir William Hedges for two bills viz. of 3,000 dollars at 59d. per dollar and 1,500 dollars at 58d. per dollar drawn by Thomas Hardy at Cadiz for money furnished there for the Victualling. Disposition Book XV, p. 258.
William Lowndes to Mr. Crawford. It is the King's pleasure that Capt. Gilbert Edwards late exempt in the Second Troop of Guards be put into Chelsea Hospital on the first vacancy. Let my Lords know when there is a vacancy. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 327.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to deliver to the Agents for Taxes copies of the bonds entered into by Mason and his sureties for his office of Receiver for Co. Cambridge. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Tunstall. Next Tuesday morning my Lords will hear you and the widow of Sir William Parkins (who was executed for high treason) concerning the debt you allege to be due to you from him. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. What is due to Capt. Edward Rigby as commander of the Charles and Phenix fireships in 1693 and 1694? Ibid., p. 328.
March 21 and 24.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Shelberry (a tidesman in fee Bristol port and well behaved therein) as a landwaiter ibid loco George St. Quintin deceased.
Henry Browne as a tidesman in fee ibid loco said Shellberry. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 121.
March 21.Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Theodore Salter and Mary his wife, one of the daughters of Peregrine Clark (lessee by grant dated 1673 of a messuage near the Hermitage Stairs in Wapping), praying a new lease thereof. Reference Book VII, p. 416.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint of the petition of Thomas Halmarke, late keeper of the North Gate Prison in the city of Chester, praying remittance of a fine of 100 marks for the escape of Joseph Horton who was found guilty of keeping a coining press and who made his escape by breaking several doors and locks of the said prison. Ibid., p. 417.
March 24.Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to take off the respits on Capt. George Collins's Troop in the Earl of Essex's Dragoons and to compute the pay thereof as complete for the time of those respits: they having in their passage oversea from Flanders after the conclusion of the war lost several horses whereby considerable respits were occasioned at the succeeding musters of the said Troop after their landing in England before the said loss could be recruited amounting to 191l. 12s. 6d.: this allowance to be towards repairing the said Captain's said loss. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 35.
March 24.Money warrant for 20l. to Mr. Jones, clerk, for his transport to Virginia whither he is going chaplain. Money Book XV, p. 185c.
Same for 20l. to — Hamilton, clerk, for his passage to the Leeward Islands as schoolmaster.
20l. to — Jackson for same to Newfoundland as chaplain.
(Money orders dated March 28 hereon). Ibid., p. 259. Order Book V, p. 211.
Same for 2,600l. to William, Earl of Portland for one year from Xmas last on the new contract for the Gardens. (Money order dated March 26 hereon). Money Book XV, p. 369. Order Book V, p. 254.
Treasury warrant to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in account 109l. 11s. 0d. to Mr. Thomas Hall for fees, detailed, paid at the Exchequer on receiving ingots of silver and money to be sent to the country Mints to pay 6d. per ounce recompense on plate and clipped money and also on clipped money at the Exchequer. Money Book XV, p. 370.
Money warrant for 370l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital for one year to Xmas last on the annuity for the children of that foundation. Ibid.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill of the Hawkers and Pedlars' Office for half a year to 1700 Xmas: total 27l. Money Book XV, p. 373.
William Lowndes to Lord Montague for an account what robes have been furnished [out of the Great Wardrobe] to Knights of the Garter in the two late reigns. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 328.
Same to Mr. Travers to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Knights and Burgesses serving in Parliament for the County of York praying a grant of such ruinous buildings belonging to the King's manor house in the city of York as may be serviceable in the building a County Gaol there, pursuant to the Act of Parliament in that behalf. Ibid., p. 328.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to issue process ad computandum immediately against the executors of Philip Packer Esq. late Paymaster of Works. Ibid., p. 329.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. My Lords have considered the several proposals for furnishing hemp for the Navy by way of commission. They esteem the proposals of Mr. Nathaniell [Gold] and Mr. John Gold for providing 1200 tons at 2½ per cent commission to be most advantageous and therefore direct you to proceed thereupon. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes forthwith to call upon Charles Mason to pay into the Exchequer the 300l. which he owes to Morgan Whitley on account of Duties on Marriages. Ibid.
March 24.William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Lillingston concerning the allowing the several Companies in his Regiment, which were in the West Indies, as complete to the 1st May 1694, towards the charge of recruiting them. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 333.
1701. March 25.Letter of direction for 11,900l. to the Navy Treasurer, out of loans at the Exchequer on the late Vote of Credit for 500,000l. for the Fleet: and is to be paid to the Victualling Commissioners to complete 60,000l. directed for the Victualling out of the said loans. Disposition Book XV, p. 258.
William Lowndes to the Auditor and Comptroller of Excise to peruse the enclosed bill of 767l. 10s. 8d. of Thomas Hall, Excise Cashier, for charges &c. in carrying his moneys to the Exchequer and striking tallies there for same and for carrying Excise moneys to and from the Mint. What allowances have usually been made to former cashiers for the like? Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 329.
Same to Mr. Vanbrugh enclosing the petition [missing] of his Majesty's Messengers in Ordinary praying payment of their bills to Xmas 1698. How much have their bills amounted to since the Revolution and what is still due to them individually thereupon; and what in your opinion ought to be allowed or disallowed therein? Ibid.
Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint of the petition of Robert Weddell, Deputy Warden of the Mint at Chester, praying payment of 61l. 13s. 6d. the remainder of his disbursements in prosecuting Joseph Horton for making tools to counterfeit money; and of 117l. for his salary, lodging and incidents when attending the service of the said Mint [at Chester]. Reference Book VII, p. 416.
Treasury warrant to Mr. Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to fell sufficient dotard timber in Denny Walk in New Forest to produce 68l. for the repair of Denny Lodge there in the custody of Major General Churchill. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 40.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Peter Batiscombe at the nomination of Sir Charles Windham of the tithes in Bestwall. Co. Dorset, a cottage and two oxgangs in Singlethorne [Sigglesthorne] Co. Yorks. and a close of land in Knottingley Co. Yorks.
Prefixing: particulars and memorandums by auditors Anthony Parsons and Henry Shales respectively 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. 41–45, 63.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to discharge out of the next Excise account the sums charged in the vouchers of the London brewery and in several of the collectors' accounts for the Excise of beer brewed at several breweries set up by the Victualling Commissioners for his Majesty's use for Victualling the Navy. Ibid., p. 45.
March 25.Royal warrant to the Lords Justices Ireland to insert as follows in the list of Reformed Pay allowed to the Disbanded Officers of the Forces on the Military Establishment of Ireland at the usual allowance to each according to their several qualifications: viz.
Quarter Master John Nesbit of Col. Echlyn's Regiment of Dragoons to be inserted in the room of Quarter Master Andrew Jolly who resigns to him as being superannuated and infirm.
Quarter Master Hugh Nesbit of Col. Cuningham's Regiment of Dragoons instead of Quarter Master George Knose "who appears to you to be the Elder Officer and ought not to have been reduced."
Ensign Brook Bridges of Sir Matthew Bridges's Regiment instead of Ensign Daniel Langhorne who likewise appears to you to have been the Elder Officer and should not have been reduced.
Ensign John Hellows of Sir Bevill Granvill's Regiment, omitted in the Additional Establishment of Reformed Pay for the Commission Officers disbanded upon the late Reducement of the Forces in Ireland; to commence from June 1 last.
Ensign Wharton Featherston of Col. Brewer's Regiment; omitted likewise in the said Additional Establishment: to commence from the same time.
Lieutenant John Welsh of Col. Frederick Hamilton's Regiment: to commence from the same time. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 119–120.
March 26.Royal sign manual for 500l. to Thomas, Lord Raby without account: to defray the charges of his journey to the King of Prussia to compliment him upon his being crowned King of Prussia. (Money warrant dated March 27 hereon.) (Money order dated March 28 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 459. Order Book V, p. 251. Disposition Book XV, p. 260.
Same for 50l. to Edward Howard and 60l. to Henry Pagett as royal bounty: (Money warrant dated March 28 hereon.) (Money order dated April 1 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated April 2 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 460. Money Book XV, p. 369. Order Book V, p. 253. Disposition Book XV, p. 261.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Edward, Earl of Jersey of the manor of Squerres alias Squirrys alias Squires in Westerham alias Westram in Cos. Kent and Surrey, with the appurtenances thereto, viz. as follows, lands &c., Courts &c., in Westerham alias Westram, Cudham Bracested, and Eaton Bridge, in the County of Kent or County of Surrey; lands called the Little Gotes alias Cotes sometime in the occupation of Thomas Stacy; and all other the messuages, lands &c. in Westerham heretofore the messuages &c. of Michael Beresford deceased or George Beresford his deceased father or Michael Beresford his deceased grandfather or of Sir Thomas Cawarden Kt. and Dame Elizabeth his wife; and 25 acres of coppice wood or woodland commonly called the Great Coppice; and of 2 acres of coppice wood and woodland in Westram adjoining the said Great Coppice at the east end thereof both which were sometime the inheritance of Thomas Stacy; and 2 acres of coppice wood and woodland in Westram lying in the said Great Coppice heretofore claimed to be the inheritance of John Hohnden; and 1 acre of meadow heretofore in the tenure of — Greene undertenant to the said Michael Beresford and adjoining the lands late of Thomas Potter; and the messuage or tenement and farm called Gaysham containing 120 acres and now or late in the tenure of Edward Whitacre; and the messuage or tenement called Covers containing 26 acres and now or late in the tenure of John Saxby of Chelsam; and 1 acre of meadow called Rye Meadow now or late in the tenure of Thomas Deane; and the messuage or tenement late of Christopher Stephens deceased with 2 acres of arable ground; and 6 acres of land formerly wood ground and the messuage or tenement thereto and commonly called Horne's Acre; and the messuage or tenement called Daberhams alias Rookesnest; and 5 acres of land called Farr's acre; and 6 acres of land called Hookefield and Hook Coppice; and 2 acres of land called the Middle Field and 2 acres called the Further Field; and 7 acres of land called the Lome Pitt Wood, which last messuage &c. are or late were in the tenure of Richard Comfort; and 60 acres of coppice or wood ground called New Chart lying near Horne's Hill in Westerham and now or late in the tenure of John Mills; and the 7 acres of coppice, shaw or woodground called Spring shaw and 12 acres of Brommey Field in the tenure of said Mills; and the tythes of Cawsum Farm: and of all the Crown's title [which might arise] thereto by reason of the bonds given by Sir Nicholas Crispe, John Crispe, and Thomas Crispe and Sir John Crispe relating to the office of collector of Customs of London port: the said Earl having purchased said manor from the said Sir John in July last and desiring to be safe against any possible claim from the Crown at any time in respect of the said bonds. (Warrant cancelled and a fresh warrant signed 1701 April 23 discharging the said Earl and the said premises from any demands from the Crown in respect of the said bonds.) King's Warrant Book XXI, pp. 29–34, 41–46.
March 26.Money order for 225l. to the Agents for Taxes for last Lady day quarter on their salaries viz. of 200l. each to James Dewey, William Clayton, Charles Dartinquenave and Germain Ireton and of 100l. to Maximilian Stephens. Order Book V, p. 252.
Same for 145l. 8s. 4d. to Henry Pelham, Clerk of the Pells, for one year to 1700 Xmas on his yearly allowances of 100l., 20l., 16l. 13s. 4d. and 8l. 15s. 0d. for attending in vacation &c. Ibid., p. 253.
Same for 50l. to same for same year on his allowance for locking up and taking care of his Majesty's treasure. Ibid.
Same for 5l. to John Broadhurst for 1701 Lady day quarter's allowance as Porter at the Exchequer Gate. Ibid.
Same 20l. to Roger Millart for same quarter's salary as clerk to the Agents for Taxes. Order Book V, p. 241.
March 26.Letter of direction for 15,600l. to the Master of the Horse, by 400l. a week from April 2 next to Dec. 24 next: and is intended for liveries, buying horses and other extraordinary expenses of the Stables. Disposition Book XV, p. 264.
Same for 18,535l. 13s. 1d. to the Paymaster of the Works for purposes as follows: viz.
£s.d.
to clear debts due in the Office of the Works to 1699 Xmas by 300l. a week from April 2 next to Dec. 24 next12045131
for painting at Hampton Court by 10l. a week in same time390
for the Gardens at Hampton Court (out of which Mr. Wise is to be paid) by 100l. a week in same time3900
100l. a week for 22 weeks from April 2 to complete 2,600l. ordered from March 4 last supra p. 221 for Mr. Wise for new works in the Gardens and Parks at Hampton Court2200
Ibid., p. 265.
Letter of direction for 201l. 3s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh out of loans on the late Vote of Credit for 50,000l. for the Guards and Garrisons: and to be applied as follows
£s.d.
to clear the offreckonings of the old Company at Newfoundland to Dec. 24 1701 [?1700]15130
for one year's fire and candle and contingencies, to be reckoned part of the 300,000l. for this year50
£20130
Disposition Book XV, p. 258.
Same for 10l. a week for Lord Cornbury and 4l. a week to Henry Killegrew from April 2 next to Dec. 24 following. Ibid., p. 259.
Same for 31,200l. to the Cofferer of the Household by 800l. a week from April 2 next to Dec. 24 following: and is intended for emptions for the Household. Ibid.
Same for 2,600l. to Jasper Frederick Henning by 700l. on April 2 next and thereafter by 50l. a week for 38 weeks: and is intended for the new Establishment for the Gardens at Hampton Court and Kensington. Ibid., p. 261.
Same for 27,300l. to same for the Privy Purse as follows, viz.:
£
500l. a week for 7 weeks from April 2 next and 400l. in the eighth week to complete 40,000l. for the privy Purse for the year 17003900
600l. a week for the current year for the Privy Purse from April 2 next to Dec. 24 next23400
Ibid.
March 26.Royal warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland to pay 1,674l. 2s. 0d. to Peter Laroche and Oliver Goodaker (Goodacker) for clothing the Earl of Arran's Regiment of Horse in 1699 to wit 1,395l. 12s. 7d. to complete the said clothing for 1699 and 278l. 9s. 5d. for the exchange of the said money: same to be paid out of the offreckonings due to the said Regiment from the day of their landing in Ireland to the 20th of May next coming: they having clothed the said Regiment in 1699 to the value of 4305l. 12s. 7d. towards which the offreckonings of the said Regiment to the time of the embarcation thereof for Ireland comes to no more than 2,910l. thus leaving 1,395l. 12s. 7d. still due; but the offreckonings from the day of their landing in Ireland until 1701 May 20 will amount to 1,674l. 2s. 0d. which you, the Lords Justices of Ireland, do conceive to be the only fund for answering that debt. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 116–7.
Same to same to pay to Francis Monginot a pension of 5s. a day out of the Civil List of Ireland as a proper object of the King's charity. Ibid., p. 117.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Peter Henriques merchant praying that a quantity of lead cast away on the coast of Ireland in the ship Happy Endeavour may be permitted to be shipped for Bristol without paying Duty in Ireland. Ibid.
Royal warrant dated Kensington to Richard, Earl of Bellomont, Captain General and Commander in Chief of the Provinces of New England, New York, the Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire in America, not to allow to [Thomas] Weaver, collector of his Majestys revenues in the Province of New York, in his accompt of the said revenues any salary for the year and a half that he stayed away from his duty: and if any bill of exchange drawn by him for the same or any part thereof hath been paid you are to take care to suspend the profits of his place till the King be thereby reimbursed; the said Bellomont having by a representation desired instructions herein and the Board of Trade having thereon reported that the article in said Weaver's account relating to his said salary during the time he stayed in England ought not to be allowed because the said Bellomont and the said Commissioners did frequently admonish him to repair thither, and that an example of such an allowance would be an encouragement to neglects of that kind in the rest of the Plantations; and it further appearing that Weaver hath taken up money here and drawn bills upon presumption of having his salary allowed him. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 40–1. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 37.
March 27.Letter of direction for 3,612l. 8s. 7d. to the Earl of Ranelagh out of loans on the late Vote of Credit for 50,000l. for the Guards and Garrisons: and is intended to be applied to the subsistence of the Troops in England and of the Regiment of Fuziliers in Jersey and Guernsey for one week from March 19th inst. Disposition Book XV, p. 259.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lieut. Col. Gore and other officers of Col. Lloyd's Regiment of Dragoons for taking off respits on their pay which are due to the oversight of the clerk of the Troop. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 330.
March 27.Same to Auditor Shales to send an account of all the lands, rents and other revenues of the Crown now in charge before you for the respective Counties of which you are Auditor. (The like letter to Auditor Parsons.) Ibid.
Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint of the petition of John Braint, Provost and Engineer of the Corporation of Moneyers and the rest of the said Corporation, praying that the allowance of 100l. per an. allowed them by Treasury warrant of 1694 June 12 (for the great charge they are at in keeping their tools in good order) may be paid to them as heretofore, Mr. Newton the present Master and Worker, refusing to pay same under pretence that Thomas Doyley is legally entitled thereto by virtue of his patent, though in reality he does nothing for the same. Reference Book VII, p. 416.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Mary Pitt, widow of Moses Pitt. On a previous petition of the said Moses Pitt the then Treasury Lords reported in 1698 ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XIV, p. 203. When same was read to your Majesty in March, 1698–9 you declared you thought it reasonable to pay for the ground you had given away. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 41.
The Treasury Lords to William Penn Esq. Proprietor of the Province of Pensilvania in America. After our hearty commendations: whereas by an indenture dated 1682 August 24 the late King James then Duke of York did bargain sell enfeoff and confirm to you, your heirs and assigns for ever all the lands lying upon Delaware River in America beginning 12 miles south from the town of Newcastle otherwise called Delaware and extending southward to the Whore-Hills otherwise called Cape Hinlopen with all privileges and immunities whatsoever of the said then Duke of York therein or to any part thereof, to be held as of the castle of New York in America in free and common socage under the yearly rent of a rose at the feast of St. Michael if demanded: by which indenture it is covenanted that you, your heirs &c. should within one year ensuing the date thereof erect one or more public Office or Offices of Registry upon the said bargained premises wherein you, your heirs &c. should truly and faithfully accompt, set down and register all rents and other profits which you and they should make raise or procure in or out of the said premises or any part thereof and should and would at the feast of St. Michael yearly pay to the said Duke of York his heirs and assigns one full moiety of all rents, issues and profits as well extraordinary as ordinary as should be made or raised by reason of the premises or any part thereof: and that if the same should be behind and unpaid in part or in all for 20 days after same ought to be paid that then it should be lawful for the said Duke to enter into the premises and distrain for the said moiety and arrears;
And whereas it does not appear to us that pursuant to the said covenant any account has been made to the present King for the said moiety we do hereby strictly charge and require you forthwith to return an accompt to us of the said moiety or any part thereof since the date of the said indenture to the end that the King's dues may be thereupon satisfied; wherein your speedy compliance is expected and so we bid you farewell. Ibid., p. 51. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 41–42.
March 28.Treasury warrant to the Receiver of the Duties on Houses for Co. Worcester to pay the salary of 70l. per an. from 1701 Lady day to Thomas Davies as surveyor of the said Duties. Money Book XV, p. 37.
Treasury allowance of the last Lady day quarter's salary bill of the Excise Office: total 6,074l. 13s. 9d. Ibid., p. 375.
Money warrant for 80l. to Isaac Richier for all arrears of the 240l. per an. salary payable to him at the Exchequer as late Lieut. Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bermuda or Summer Islands from 1692 July 3 (the time he was last paid), to March 1 following (being the date of the commission to John Goddard who succeeded him in that Government). (Money order dated April 9 hereon). Money Book XV, p. 371. Order Book V, p. 257.
William Lowndes to the Excise Commissioners. I have read to my Lords the letter from Mr. Tollet your Secretary concerning the demands made by Justices of Peace and Deputy Lieutenants on Excise Collectors for imprest of seamen. The Collectors are to refer such demandants to the Treasurer of the Navy. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 330.
Same to the Bishop [of] Worcester. My Lords have read to the King your memorial concerning those charities of the late Queen which were paid by Mr. Nicholas to your hands to distribute. The King thereupon ordered that all arrears thereof to 1700 Xmas shall be satisfied and a half year's arrears be paid at present but that from Xmas last the same shall cease and be no longer payable. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Vyner as a tidesman in the superior list London port loco William Fatheree deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 121.
Treasury commission to Thomas Davies to be a Surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages &c loco Richard Symmons. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 319.
March 31.Money warrant for 500l. each to the following as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber: for half a year to 1699 Xmas: viz. Algernon, Earl of Essex; Henry, Earl of Romney; Richard, Earl of Scarborough; Robert, Lord Lexinton; Ja. Duke of Queensborough; Charles, Earl of Selkirk; Aubery, Earl of Oxford; Cha, Earl of Burlington: (Money orders dated April 16 hereon).
120l. 10s. 11½d. to James, Duke of Ormonde as a same from 1698 Xmas to Feb. 7 following from which date he was succeeded by the Earl of Arran. (Money order dated April 18 hereon). (Letter of direction dated April 23 hereon). Money Book XV, p. 371. Order Book V, p. 259. Disposition Book XV, p. 269.
Same for 250l. each to the following for same time as Grooms of the Bedchamber viz. Thomas, Lord Windsor; Thomas, Lord Raby; James Stanley Esq.; Adrian van Borselan; John Sayers; Hatton Compton; Geo. Cholmondley; Emanuel Scroop Howe. (Money order dated April 18 hereon). Money Book XV, p. 372. Order Book V, p. 259.
March 31.William Lowndes to the King's printer to deliver to Henry Baker, Solicitor to the Treasury, 50 copies of the Act of Parliament for the Suppression of Piracy 11–12 Wm. II, c. 7, in order to their being sent to the Plantations. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 330.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Joseph Earle of Bristol merchant for payment for the loss and service of his ship which was pressed in the port of Cork in Oct. 1691 by Francis Pereyra by order of Lieut. Gen. Ginkell to carry Irish soldiers from Cork to France. Ibid., p. 331.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit the export, Customs free, to Newfoundland of stores as follows shipped by the Officers of Ordnance for his Majesty's service viz. for St. John's Fort, Newfoundland and for Capt. Michaell Richards, chief engineer and superintendent for building barracks, viz. for erecting new and repairing old fortifications there, on the ship Hope of London, Aron Everdon master.
appending: schedule of said stores. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 121–2.
Treasury commission to Daniell Cutting to be a Surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages &c. loco Thomas Dean who is hereby superseded.
William Price as a same loco Demetrius Grant who is hereby superseded. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 319.