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May 1701

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'Warrants etc: May 1701', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 16: 1700-1701 (1938), pp. 259-276. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83313 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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May 1701

May 2.Same to the Postmasters General to pay 4700l. to the Duchess of Cleveland for one year to 1698 Xmas on her annuity. Money Book XV, p. 407. Disposition Book XV, p. 273.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to pay 81l. 10s. 0d. to John Linegar, a tidesman London port, for his expenses in prosecuting a lading of French wine imported from St. Sebastian. Ibid., p. 409.
Letter of direction for 32,437l. 5s. 5d. to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of loans to be made by said Earl on the 100,000l. Votes of Credit for the subsistence for the Guards and Garrisons for the year 1701: 2437l. 5s. 4d. thereof to complete 50,000l. on the Votes of Credit made Feb. 19 last and 30,000l. to complete the 50,000l. Vote of Credit made April 8 last. Disposition Book XV, p. 272.
William Lowndes to the Principal Officers of the Works to erect a wall to fence in the King's ground in the Wilderness in St. James's Park: part of which is to be granted in lease to Mr. London. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 340.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt concerning the report, detailed, from him and the Earl of Ranelagh on Col. Henry Holt's petition concerning the Companies in the Leeward Islands. The King is pleased to grant the petition in the manner you propose. Please prepare a royal warrant accordingly. Ibid., p. 341.
May 2.Treasury warrant to Phillip Ryley to fell and sell to the King's best advantage the elm trees on the piece of ground in the Wilderness now granted to Mr. George London ut supra p. 239. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 54.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in the accounts 1694 Sept. 29 to 1699 Xmas, of Thomas Neale as late Master and Worker of the Mint 91l. 17s. 6d. for the fees on passing same and 175l. for the fees on passing the accounts for two years of the five country Mints. Ibid.
May 3.Money warrant for 728l. to John Robinson for six months 1700 March 31 to Sept. 29 on his ordinary as Resident in Sweden. (Money order dated June 4 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 391. Order Book V, p. 278.
May 4.Royal warrant dated Kensington to Edward Nicholas Treasurer and Paymaster of the servants of the late Queen Consort, to pay the salary or yearly sum of 200l. to Phillip Bertie as one of the Gentlemen of the Privy Chamber attending the late Queen Consort: the same being the salary inserted for him in the Establishment of the said late Queen: same is hereby to be paid from the time it was last paid up to 1699 June 24 (being the time the King has directed the other servants on the said Establishment to be paid) and to be continued thenceforward during pleasure. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 69.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of the Dean and Canons of Windsor concerning the 827l. 7s. 0d. due to them for lands taken into Windsor Little Park and the arrears of rent of 67l. 6s. 0d. due thereon; and praying a grant of other lands or rents in lieu thereof. Reference Book VII, p. 419.
May 5.Money warrant for 23l. 6s. 1d. to Oswald Mosely for an overpayment in his account as Sheriff of Co. Stafford for the year ended 1700 Sept. 29. (Money order dated Aug. 5 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 409. Order Book V, p. 315. Disposition Book XV, p. 312.
Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint of the petition of Edward Courtney for satisfaction, he having acted for two years as deputy to Thomas Neale late Master of the Mint, for weighing &c. the silver moneys during the [great] recoinage: he having been promised 150l. per an. by Neale, but having received nothing. Reference Book VII, p. 419.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of the Mayor &c. of Windsor concerning lands and common to the value of 480l. 10s. 0d. taken into Windsor Little Park, for which they have received no satisfaction: also praying for 90l. for the three quarters' rent due to them at Michaelmas last for the mill and engine for supplying the castle with water. Ibid., p. 420.
Treasury warrant to the Auditors of Imprests to prepare for declaration the accounts of the Earl of Ranelagh from 1st April 1692 to the 25th March 1699 in two accounts, by reason that he is not enabled to clear the Regiments since the 1st of April 1692, the vouchers (especially those relating to the subsisting the Regiments in Flanders) being so general that they could not be adapted to yearly accounts wherefore he has been obliged to carry on one entire account from the 1st April 1692 to the 25th March 1699 but in nevertheless willing that same should be divided into two accounts to the end they may have the quicker despatch. Warrants not Relating to Money XVIII, p. 54b.
May 5.Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the tenement (in Porthea Prior ut supra p. 239) in order to extension of lease thereof to Samuell Gross.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on said Gross's petition for same. Ibid.
May 6.Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Earl of Ranelagh to allow the usual pay of a Colonel to Col. Henry Holt from the date of his commission 1694–5 Jan. 1; it appearing that his name is continued on the Muster rolls as Lieutenant Colonel until the reducement of the Regiment. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 65.
Same to same to give credit in the accounts of the said Col. Henry Holt's Regiment for the sum of 3056l. 2s. 4d. for the raising, maintaining and clothing a considerable number of recruits in 1695 until their arrival at the Leeward Islands according to an account signed by the late Col. Codrington, Governor of the said Islands; the said recruits having landed in the said Islands in July 1696 and were only allowed in the musters of said Regiment from Aug. 1 following. Ibid.
Same to same not to charge the abovesaid Regiment with the sums of 30l. and 192l. 12s. 5d. charged by the said Codrington for provisions, phisic and other contingent charges: such expense having for other Regiments been usually paid out of [Army] Contingencies. Ibid., p. 66.
Same to same to make up the accounts of the above Regiment on the basis of 13 Companies to 1695 Nov. 1 notwithstanding that the reduced Establishment of five Companies commenced the 1st May preceding: all by reason that the orders for the said reducement only arrived in the said Islands in September so that the reducement was not made until the said 1st November. Ibid.
Treasury dormant warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 5l. per an. to Christopher Frankling as Comptroller of Berwick on Tweed port. Money Book XV, p. 407.
Letter of direction for 51,450l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Navy Treasurer: out of loans on the late Vote [of Credit of Feb. 19 last] for 500,000l. for the Fleet: to be applied for wages to seamen. Disposition Book XV, p. 273.
Same for 200l. a week to the Works from the 7th inst. till further order: to be applied to the buildings at Hampton Court Palace. (Letter dated same day to the Paymaster of the Works to so apply same.) Ibid., p. 275.
May 6.Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of the Mine Adventurers who pray that for the encouraging of the extracting of silver out of the mines in Wales the Master of the Mint may be directed to coin such silver with the arms of Wales in like manner as was heretofore done.
Hereon the [Principal] Officers of the Mint have reported that in the reign of Charles I silver extracted out of lead mines in Wales was coined with the Prince's arms set on the reverse of the coin and the Master of the Mint has been authorised to set a particular mark upon money coined out of certain sorts of bullion [such] as an elephant upon the gold and silver imported by the Africa Company. They therefore favour the petition. For securing the credit of the Mint and of the moneys so coined they think the Master be not obliged to coin a greater quantity of silver with the arms of Wales that shall appear to have been so extracted out of Welsh lead ores and for the said Mine Adventurers. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 55.
May 7.Royal sign manual dated Kensington for 20,000l. to Francis Stratford: without account: for cloth by him furnished and to be furnished for the King of Sweden's Forces. (Money warrant dated May — hereon.) (Money order dated May 9 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 47. Order Book V, p. 264.
Royal warrant dated same giving power to the Justices of Peace [for Co. Yorks] at their General Quarter Sessions to appoint persons to take down and carry away so many of the stones of the ruinous walls of the castle of York or of the several buildings belonging to the King's manor house [of St. Mary] in the city of York (if the lessees consent thereto) as shall be approved by Sir William Robinson bart. and William Byerley who are to take care that no more be pulled down or taken away than shall be absolutely necessary for the rebuilding the County Gaol in accordance with the late Act of Parliament 11–12 Wm. III c. 19. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 49.
Money warrant for 20l. each to — Boardman, — Edwards, — Tibbs, clerks, as bounty for their passage respectively to the Leeward Islands, Maryland and Maryland, whither they are going as Chaplains. (Money order dated May 8 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 408. Order Book V, p. 211.
William Lowndes to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Surveyor General of Crown Lands on Francis Young's petition for the office of bailiff of the town of Rye in Sussex for 50 or 60 years. Can the said office be granted for a term of years ? Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 342.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. The ships now going for Newfoundland will sail in six days and unless the money for the additional men lately sent thither be paid before the going away of the said ships it may occasion great disorders there. What sum is necessary to be supplied for the said men ? Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Charles Atherton, Serjeant Plumber to the Works, for 1641l. 14s. 0d. for work done in the reigns of Charles II and James II. Ibid., p. 343.
May 7.Same to the Navy Commissioners to charge the Earl of Orford on his accounts as late Treasurer of the Navy with the money received for the Marine Regiments (which ought to be comprised in the Imprest Roll) and also with all the Defalcations made upon the ships' books from the men of those Regiments. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Borret to obtain the Attorney General's opinion on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Pechey, mews and stable keeper to the King at Greenwich, concerning a piece of ground on which stands the Hobby stable &c. and in the possession of Sir John Morden's tenant but being in truth part of the demesnes of the King's manor of East Greenwich. Ibid., p. 351.
Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Lords Justices of Ireland to pay 6000l. to Audley Mervin, Hugh Mervin and George Mervin and 600l. to Richard Warburton in pursuance of the late Act of Parliament in Ireland for an Additional Duty on tobacco; viz. for the services of their father Sir Audley Mervyn as Speaker of the House of Commons Ireland in 1661 and for said Warburton's services as then clerk of the said House of Commons. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 121.
May 8.Royal sign manual dated same for 100l. to Robert, Lord Hunsdon and 100l. to Hugh, Lord Willoughby: as royal bounty. (Money warrants dated May 15 hereon.) (Money orders dated May 21 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated May 23 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 51. Order Book V, p. 268. Disposition Book XV, p. 277.
Same for 500l. to William Aglionby "whom we have sent for our service into Spain" for the charge of his journey into that kingdom and his expenses there. (Money warrant dated May 15 hereon.) (Money order dated June 4 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated July 8 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 52. Order Book V, p. 278. Disposition Book XV, p. 287.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh. What money have you paid for the four late Marine Regiments, to whom and out of what funds? (The like letter to the Navy Commissioners: and likewise for the two old Marine Regiments.) Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 342. Ibid.
May 9.Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge William Thomas, late Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners and William Smith, present same, from the liability to account in the Exchequer for the moneys received and paid by them in that their capacity; it appearing that the clause in their patent making them liable to such accounting was never in any patent of any Paymaster of said Band before the reign of James II; and that the ancient and present method of paying the Band is by a roll made up by the Clerk of the Cheque and signed by the Captain or Lieutenant of the Band and the money so chequed is stopped thereupon for the King's use at the Exchequer and the King is discharged from the demands of the said Band by the acquittance of the said Paymasters at the Receipt where the precise sum issued to them for each person of the Band appears upon record; and further that the said Paymasters have no salary from the King nor any allowance for the charges of passing their accounts. King's Warrant Book XXI, pp. 47–8.
May 9.Royal sign manual dated Kensington for 437l. 10s. 0d. to Diana, Countess of Oxford as royal bounty: in the margin: in full of arrears of 250l. per an. to Mris. Kirke as bounty. (Money warrant dated May 16 hereon.) (Money order dated May 27 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated June 11 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 51. Money Book XV, p. 417. Order Book V, p. 271. Disposition Book XV, p. 281.
Treasury warrant to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in account to Edward Seymour, Clerk or Keeper of the Hanaper, 40l. for the charges of passing his account for the year ended 1700 Sept. 29. Money Book XV, p. 395.
William Lowndes to the Board of Works enclosing Mr. Wise's account of works done at the King's Gardens at Windsor, and Hampton Court. Send my Lords a certificate what new works are now in hand by the said Wise or others at Hampton Court or elsewhere and by what authority &c. Ibid., p. 408.
Treasury allowance of the Post Office incidents bill detailed for 1701 Lady day quarter (total 821l. 14s. 9d.). Ibid., p. 416.
Letter of direction for 100l. to the Paymaster of the Works to be paid over to Monsieur Verrio on account: for his paintings to April 28 last. Disposition Book XV, p. 274.
Same for 400l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber for half a year to Lady day last for Mr. Latten, Master of his Majesty's Beagles. Ibid.
Same for 5000l. to Mr. Stratford, in part of 20,000l. for cloth for the Forces of the King of Sweden ut supra p. 262. (A like letter dated May 23 for a further 3000l.) Ibid.
Same for 1200l. to William Lowndes for secret service. Ibid., p. 275.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 264l. 6s. 8d. to the Agent of the Company of Foot at Newfoundland for subsistence, clearings and clothing of the officer and additional 41 men of said Company from April 25 last to Dec. 24 next. Ibid., p. 276.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Clayton. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 343.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the deeds for the conveyance of the Hartshorne Brewhouse near the Tower of London from Sir Thomas Draper to the King. Ibid.
May 9.Same to the Commissioners for Licensing Hawkers and Pedlars to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Robert Markham to be appointed officer for examining the securities taken from hawkers and pedlars for their Duties; the King having sustained great losses by the insolvency of divers persons concerned therein. Ibid., p. 344.
May 12.Money warrant for 3000l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, as imprest for half a year to 1699 Xmas for the wages and board wages of said Band. (Money order dated May 14 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 408. Order Book V, p. 267. Disposition Book XV, p. 276.
Treasury warrant to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in the account of Isaac Newton, as late Warden of the Mint, the sum of 270l. for smith's work done by John and Thomas Silvester for the Mint in the Tower between 1697–8 Jan. 1 and 1698–9 Jan. 31. Money Book XV, p. 409.
Money warrant for 20,000l. to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber as imprest for the Office of Treasurer &c. as in full of the privy seal of 1699–1700 Jan. — for 50,000l. for the said Office. (Money order dated May 17 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 410. Order Book V, p. 273.
Same for 220l. to Harry Mordaunt, Conservator and Supervisor of the Forest of Dean (160l. thereof for the Keepers of the Walks there for two years to 1699 Xmas on their 80l. per an.; and 60l. to same for same on their 30l. per an. according to the quantities of their enclosures): to be satisfied out of the receipts from wood sales. (Money order dated May 17 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 410. Order Book V, p. 268.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. Expedite your report ut supra p. 263 concerning the Marine Regiments. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 344.
May 13.Letter of disposition for 500l. to William Lowndes for secret service. Disposition Book XV, p. 276.
Same for 1000l. to Samuell Edwin. Ibid., p. 277.
Same for 1000l. to the Master of the Robes: and is intended for the quarter ended the 4th inst. [in part of the 4000l. supra p. 251]. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Mr. Twitty for an account of the kinds &c. of all goods served into the several offices of the Receipt by the Usher of the Receipt for three years before the late war and three years since. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 344.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the deeds of a surrender to the Crown from said Lowndes and Samuel Travers of William Young's office as deputy to the Duchess of Cleveland and of the lease of the King's meadow at Hampton Court from Mr. Young to Jasper English: and confirmations thereof. Ibid.
May 13.William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners concerning the discharge of the imprests in the Earl of Orford's accounts. You are to receive such perfect bills as he brings before June 24 next (and not after) so that the persons cleared thereby be not set in super for their imprests. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 348.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of William Green, late Receiver for Co. Stafford, for a lease of Woodward's estate extended for a debt of 2841l. 5s. 3d. to the King. Ibid., p. 348.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Jasper English, Underhousekeeper of Hampton Court Palace, shewing that for 14 years he has had a lease from Mr. Yonge of the meadows adjoining the House Park and also an Exchequer lease of a little meadow of 13 acres part of the said meadows lying next Kingston Bridge and has further purchased several pieces of ground lying between the meadows and the Thames together with the way for the barge horses: therefore praying various items of consideration from the King who desires to have the said meadows in his own hands. Reference Book VII, p. 420.
May 14.Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Auditors of Imprests to allow to Charles Bertie in his last account to be passed as late Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance 275l. for himself and clerks for half a year ended 1699 Xmas for service in paying and applying the money and tallies in his hands to the service of the said Office. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 52.
Same to the Treasury Lords to pay John Weld (Welds) and Christopher Gerrard 62l. 1s. 3d. as underclerks in the Office of Viscount Fitzharding one of the four Tellers of the Receipt, being so much of which their desks were robbed on the 17th August last. (Money warrant dated May 19 hereon.) (Money order dated May 22 hereon.) Ibid., p. 53. Money Book XV, p. 417. Order Book V, p. 271.
Royal sign manual for 66l. 13s. 4d. to Theodore Jacobson as royal bounty being the King's part of a seizure. (Money warrant dated May 21 hereon.) (Money order dated May 24 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated July 11 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 53. Money Book XV, p. 415. Order Book V, p. 285. Disposition Book XV, p. 290.
Royal warrant to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in the accounts of the Earl of Ranelagh Paymaster of the Forces for the 15 months from 1690–1 Jan. 1 to 1692 March 31 the sum of 1438l. 3s. 4d., "he having been charged therewith amongst other money in some or one of his accompts already passed"; as appears by the representation of Dr. John Blow, executor of Roger Hewett, former cashier to the said Earl, that the said Hewett being ordered down into the West with a considerable sum of money to pay the army at that time there with the late King did at his return thence give in a fair account of all his receipts and payments in that Expedition except the said sum of 1438l. 3s. 4d. which was in foreign coin; and further that Hewett was a great loser by the badness and smallness of the silver coin and by the rising and falling of guineas: and that by means of his distracted condition a considerable time before his death he left his affairs in great confusion and so much money owing to various subjects that his executors cannot find wherewith to pay the said 1438l. 3s. 4d.: and the King being now pleased to allow this sum in view of Hewett's former faithful services. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 39.
May 14.Money warrant for 10,000l. to Edward Nicholas to complete the 50,000l. imprest as by the privy seal of 1698 June 23, for allowances &c. of the servants &c. of the late Queen. (Money order dated May 27 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 410. Order Book V, p. 273.
Treasury allowance of Thomas Hall's bill of 767l. 10s. 8d., as Cashier of Excise, for incidents from 1697 Dec. 13 to 1700 Dec. 25 (viz. for Exchequer fees and charges on 3,307,527l. 4s. 7d. carried to the Exchequer for Excise, Salt and Leather receipts &c. within said period). Money Book XV, p. 415.
Letter of direction for the issue to the Navy Treasurer of all the money in specie that is or shall be in the Exchequer of the loans on the late Vote [of Credit] for the service of the Navy: and is intended to beapplied to the head of wages. Disposition Book XV, p. 277.
William Lowndes to Mr. Traverse to survey the premises (parcels of lands and rents) which Mr. Dalton desires to be conveyed to him as equivalent to the inheritance of an annual rent of 48l. 7s. 6d.: which said lands have been taken into his Majesty's hands. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 345.
Same to Mr. Vernon concerning the draft letter from the Board of Trade to the Governor of Jamaica as to the settlement of the revenue of that island. The Treasury Lords have nothing to object thereto. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Shales to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Corporation of Macclesfield about an annual stipend payable to the preacher there out of the land revenue of Cheshire. Consult Mr. Hughson, the Receiver [of Crown Revenues] for said County. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Strickland enclosing the memorial [missing] of Mr. Coggs, relating to five original Lottery tickets left in the Office of Mr. Dalby Thomas, deputy to Thomas Neale late Chief Officer of the Transfer Office deceased; to which office you have succeeded.
By your bond you are answerable for 300l. per an. out of your salary of 600l. in order to make good such tickets as shall appear to have been embezzled by said Neale and Thomas. Send my Lords an account of all tickets embezzled and what you have discharged thereof. Ibid., p. 346.
Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Works of the petition of the officers of his Majesty's Beer Buttery, praying for the building of a wall (out of the bricks and rubbish of the ruins at Whitehall) for enclosing a part of the said Buttery. Reference Book VII, p. 450.
May 15.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to John Ellis of the office of Comptroller of the Mint loco Thomas Molineux and Charles Mason. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 50.
Money warrant for 2697l. 13s. 4d. to the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills for the charge of circulating the said Bills &c. under the terms of the Land Tax Act of last session 12–13 Wm. III. c. 10. (Money order dated May 20 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 411. Order Book V, p. 269.
Same for 100l. 7s 6d. each to the following Serjeants at Arms for one year to dates respectively as follows on their fee of 3s. a day and board wages allowance of 2s. 6d. a day: viz. Thomas Twist to 1699 Xmas; Phillip Ryley to 1700 June 24; John Templer to 1699–1700 Feb. 11; the executors of Thomas Shirley to 1699– 1700 Jan. 27; Joseph Lawson to 1699 Xmas; Daniell Gardiner to 1700 June 24; Thomas Charnock to 1699 Xmas; Edmund Williamson to same date; Samuell Powell to same date: Benj. Gregg to 1699 Dec. 8.
the like dated July 14 for 50l. 3s. 9d. to the above Thomas Charnock for a further half-year to 1700 June 24. Money Book XV, p. 418.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Henry Sayer as a tidesman, Yarmouth port, loco Francis Ferrer deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 126.
May 16.Money warrant for 10l. to the Schoolmaster of Southwell Co. Notts for one year to 1701 Lady day on an ancient perpetuity. Money Book XV, p. 409. Disposition Book VI, p. 267.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 10l. per an. to Nathaniell Smith as Comptroller of Poole port. Money Book XV, p. 411.
Money warrant for 1969l. to the Trustees for Exchequer Bills for salaries &c. to themselves and their officers detailed and for half a year to 1701 April 27. (Money order dated May 20 hereon.) Money Book XV, pp. 412–4. Order Book V, p. 269–70.
Same for 50l. to Anthony Marie D' La Croze, vicar of the parish of Old Windsor, for two years to 1700 Xmas on the allowance in lieu of tithes. (Money order dated June 18 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 414. Order Book V, p. 275.
Treasury warrant to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay 110l. to Francis Gwyn as executor of Richard Colinge, late Secretary to the Lord Chamberlain of the Household, being to replace two lost warrants for charges &c. in the Lord Chamberlain's Office from 1st Sept. 1696 to 10 April 1697 and for extraordinary service on the occasion of the late Queen's funeral. Money Book XV, p. 415.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the clothiers, relating to the offreckonings of the army. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 346.
May 16.Same to the Board of Ordnance. Take care there be no allowance at your Board for Charles Berty, late Treasurer of the Ordnance, for the period for which a King's warrant is preparing for 275l. to him viz. for the half year to 1699 Xmas. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Byfeild and Company for stay of prosecution concerning beaver skins brought by them to London: which was done by their factors being at Narova and hurriedly put on board under apprehension of the Czar's coming thither and now prosecuted by George Robertson. Reference Book VII, p. 420.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to allow 491l. 10s. 1¾d. to William Leich late a collector of Excise in Macclesfield for bills returned through Peter Wright an alderman of that town who failed. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 56.
May 17.William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Augustine Briggs for superseding the extent against him as late Receiver General for parts of Norfolk. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 347.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Hunton of Norwich a surety of Augustine Briggs, Receiver General for Norfolk and Norwich, praying that the extents against him may be superseded. Reference Book VII, p. 421.
May 19.William Lowndes to the Auditors of Imprests transmitting nine books containing nine years' accounts of the Wine Licences revenue 1691 to 1699. Prepare a state thereof. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 345.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Surveyor General of Crown Lands concerning Audley End. What title has the King thereto? Ibid., p. 347.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Henry De la Croix, a Captain in Major General La Melonière's late Regiment of Foot, praying payment of 175l. arrears of pay. Ibid.
May 20.Royal sign manual dated Kensington for 100l. to Dame Mary Kirke in full for one year's rent due 17 May inst. for the house in which Mary Kirke widow, deceased, lately dwelled: from which date the said rent is hereby to cease. (Money warrant dated June 6 hereon.) (Money order dated June 3 [sic? for 13] hereon. This money order refers to the sign manual as dated May 20.) (Letter of direction dated June 11 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 64. Order Book V, p. 271. Disposition Book XV, p. 281.
William Lowndes to Mr. Vanburgh to report on the enclosed petitions and papers [missing] of John Warner for payment of 1254l. and interest for the purchase of two houses and ground at Greenwich bought from his father by Charles II which have since been conveyed by the present King to Greenwich Hospital. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 347.
May 20.William Lowndes to Sir John Stanley to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Stone of Kensington for payment for lodging the King's Pages of Honour. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 348.
May 21.Treasury warrant to the Trustees for Circulating Exchequer Bills to pay 650l. to Charles Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt, for the whole charge of managing the business of Exchequer Bills in his Office, keeping entries, trying, proving, cancelling, renewing thereof and computing interest thereon: all for one year to 1701 March 25. Money Book XV, p. 417.
Same dormant to the Auditor of Wales to make out debentures for the payment to Phillip Neve, Serjeant at Law as Chief Justice of Pembroke, Cardigan and Carmarthen of 50l. per an. for his ancient salary and 30l. per an. for riding charges and 100l. per an. for an augmentation. Ibid., p. 418.
The like warrant for the like fees &c. to Robert Price as Second Judge of the Counties of Glamorgan, Brecon and Radnor. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to present Edward Orton for the next vacancy of a tidewaiter London port. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 347.
Treasury reference to William Vanburgh, Comptroller of the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office, of the petition of John Cocks (Cox) for payment of 94l. 11s. 8d. for riding charges. Reference Book VII, p. 421.
Same to the Mint Officers of the proposal of Samuel Davis for coining small moneys for the Islands and Colonies upon the continent of America. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities of Thomas Austen of Heryard Co. Southampton as Receiver of arrears of taxes uncollected in the time of Morgan Whitley for the County of Chester and Chester city and Cos. Anglesea, Carnarvon, Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth and Montgomery. (Treasury Commission to said Austen as such.) Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 57, 58.
[?]Entry of the Treasury Lords signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to George Gollop of the fourth part of the undivided rectory of Poorstock and West Milton Co. Dorset being part of the estate of Thomas Knight outlaw.
the like to Thomas Broughton of lands in Co. Gloucester part of the estate of Ed. Gardner outlaw. Ibid., p. 59.
May 22.William Lowndes to Mr. Dodington to add from your books any items omitted in the enclosed account [missing] of moneys imprested by the Navy Board to the four late Marine Regiments. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 348.
May 22.Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Isaac Teale for 24l. 5s. 0d. for a chest of medicines delivered for Brigadier Selwyn's Regiment. Ibid.
May 23.Money warrant for 440l. to William Cooper one of the King's Counsellors at Law for 11 years to 1700 Xmas on his annuity of 40l. per an. (Letter of direction dated June 11 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 419. Disposition Book XV, p. 280.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay to the executors of Lawrence Culliford late Comptroller of Bridgwater port all arrears due on his salary of 5l. 6s. 8d. Money Book XV, p. 419.
William Lowndes to the Paymaster of the Works to pay to Mr. Wise 100l. a week for arrears owing for works in the Gardens and Parks at Hampton Court until 1443l. 3s. 0d. be satisfied as in full (with 1800l. already paid under my letter of March 26 last supra p. 232) of 3243l. 3s. 0d. due on his bill. Disposition Bill XV, p. 278.
Same to Auditor Done for a certificate of the remain on the foot of the account of the Master of the Horse. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 348.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Pryce as Deputy Comptroller and Searcher at Llanelly in Milford port loco Hector Jones deceased.
Lawrence Hardwick as a preventive officer at Roecliffe in Hull port at 40l. per an.
Elisha Potter as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Francis Wood deceased.
John Sharpel as waiter at Bridgetown in Barbados loco Samuell Cox preferred to be a Commissioner. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 127.
May 26.Great seal granting to George, Duke of Northumberland the office and place of Governor and Captain of Windsor Castle loco Henry, Duke of Norfolk deceased; together with the fee of 10s. a day as from May 8 inst. King's Warrant Book XXI, pp. 55–56.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sir Thomas Abney and Henry Kelsey for restoration of their goods stopped by Peregrine Bertie and Edward Leneve. Reference Book VII, p. 421.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to forbear process against the Commissioners for Land Tax for Co. Devon for the year 1699. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 59.
May 27.Same dormant to William Paul, lessee and assignee of the Prizage and Butlerage of England under Sir William Waller Kt. late farmer of the same, to pay the yearly rent of 500l. to George, Duke of Northumberland and the arrears thereon as by the patent of 25 Charles II granting the said yearly rent to trustees for said Duke. Money Book XV, p. 420.
May 27.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 10l. 6s. 8d. per an. to Thomas Arris as Comptroller of Exeter port, and the salary of 15l. per an. to Harry Browne as a King's waiter Bristol port. Money Book XV, p. 420.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to distribute and apply 60,076l. 17s. 7½d. to Deficient Funds as follows: said sum being the receipts between April 29 last and May 27 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows: viz. 8319l. 10s. 0d. from the Window Act; 3766l. 0s. 4½d. from Additional Impositions; 4084l. 7s. 7d. from Continued Duty on Paper; 42,046l. 17s. 6d. from New Customs; 1860l. from Marriage Duties: the distribution and application to be hereby as follows:
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament.How they stood upon the Register the 27th May 1701.The Distribution and application hereby ordered.
First 4s. Aid55622105592115466519
Third 4s. Aid4073720337997703487775
Fourth 4s. Aid9171011383464416710980411½
Second Quarterly Poll8927513488165134106817
Three Fourths Customs213447159190447157255511
Salt and Glass171150000139574616620491711
Two Thirds Additional Excise16000000117054111119151210½
Additional Impositions4451777442750000533001
Vellum and Parchment22411472251011726835
Marriages6480000057302000775871
Continued Impositions146181191461811917504
50177937443705116106007617
Ibid., p. 421.
Same to Auditor Done to allow in account to the executors of Richard Hutchinson as late Customs Cashier 312l. 5s. 7d. for counterfeit Exchequer Bills received by him, for the loss of 6d. per guinea on 4000l. guineas [received by him or in his hands] when they fell from 22s. to 21s. 6d. and for other purposes. Ibid., p. 422.
Money order for 100,000l. to the Bank of England for one year to 1702 June 1 on their annual fund as by their patent of 1694 June 15. Order Book V, p. 283.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Chancellor of Ireland about erecting a Mint in Ireland for coining silver moneys in all respects the same with that coined here: together with a report [missing] made by the late Warden &c. of the Mint on a former proposal for a Mint in Ireland. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 349.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed letters and memorials [missing] from the Earl of Drogheda to the Earl of Rochester giving an account in what manner the King is like to lose 8000l. per an. of his quit rents in Ireland by the late Act 11–12 Wm. III c. 2. for sale of forfeitures in that kingdom. Ibid.
May 27.Same to same to report on the Irish Revenue Commissioners' letters praying power to reward discoverers of estates forfeited in 1641 viz. by making short under-value leases thereof. Ibid.
May 28.Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for an annuity or pension of 200l. to Charles Osborne in consideration of good and faithful services: out of the revenues of the Post Office as from Lady day last. King's Warrant Book XXI, pp. 57–58.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for allowing in the account of Thomas Neale deceased as late Master and Worker of the Mint viz. between 1695 Sept. 29 and 1699 Dec. 25 the sums of 5811l. 17s. 8d. as paid for tools, engines and other necessaries for the several country Mints and 48,934l. 13s. 1d. for imprests to the said several country Mints: and further to allow the demand of 18d. per pound weight for the charges of coining and sizing the moneys instead of 17½d., as in the Mint Indenture, in consideration of his great expense in servants and necessaries in the then great hurry of recoining the old money and making up the sweep thereof: and in making up the above account the oath of John Francis Fauquier is to be taken as to the truth thereof, he having been employed by Neale as his Deputy or Agent in the said office. Ibid., pp. 58–59.
Royal sign manual for 118l. 15s. 0d. to Sir Charles Cottrell, Master of the Ceremonies, to be by him paid over as follows viz.:
£s.d.
to the Secretary belonging to the Envoy lately arrived from Tripoly; as royal bounty53150
to the seven servants attending the said Envoy for clothes35
to the said Envoy himself for a fortnight's allowance of sea provisions upon his returning home30
(Money warrant dated June 3 hereon.) (Money order dated June 3 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated June 4 hereon.) Ibid., p. 60. Money Book XV, p. 421. Order Book V, p. 271. Disposition Book XV, p. 279.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 40,000l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, as imprest for the service of the Works. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 60.
Royal sign manual for 10,000l. to Isaac Newton, Master and Worker of the Mint, as imprest for the service of the Mint: (Money warrant dated June 4 hereon.) (Money order dated June 18 hereon.) Ibid., p. 61. Money Book XV, p. 423. Order Book V, p. 274.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to contain the King's licence and authority for 500 years to William Yarnold and Robert Watson their executors &c. to raise water out of the river Ravensbourne for the service of and to convey and supply same to the inhabitants and tenants of the royal manors of East Greenwich and Sayes Court which are in very great want of good water and cannot be supplied therewith but with great labour and charge: the Earl of Romney, high steward of those manors, having already granted his licence to the said Yarnold and partners who by virtue thereof have spent 600l. in erecting a water house near the river and fixing a forcing engine therein and laying pipes underground from thence to the high road going from Sayes Court to East Greenwich, and the further charge will be several thousand pounds but they cannot proceed further without royal licence. King's Warrant Book XXI, pp. 61–3.
May 28.Royal sign manual for 6000l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, as imprest for works in the gardens and parks at Hampton Court. (Money warrant dated June 4 hereon.) (Money order dated June 12 hereon.) Ibid., p. 67. Money Book XV, p. 424. Order Book V, p. 272.
Royal warrant to Edward Nicholas, Paymaster of the servants of the late Queen Consort, to pay Mrs. Rachell Wyndham 3000l. as royal bounty for her marriage portion as formerly a Maid of Honour attending the said late Queen. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 69.
Letter of direction for 6250l. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for the service of the Great Wardrobe. Disposition Book XV, p. 278.
Same for 6326l. 5s. 0d. to the Treasurer of the Chamber: to be paid on June 11 last for clearing 1699 Xmas quarter on the Establishment of his Office. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] form Monsieur [Johana Philipp] Hoffman, Resident from the Emperor of Germany, touching wine brought from Hamburg on the ship Windmill. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 349.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Nicholas Martindale as collector, waiter and searcher at Woodbridge in Yarmouth port and to act as deputy to the customer and searcher of Yarmouth; for their fees at Woodbridge and 10l. per an. from the King: all loco Samuel Mayle deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 127.
Treasury letters patent constituting Harry Browne as a King's waiter Bristol port loco John Plombley. Ibid., p. 128.
Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Lords Justices of Ireland for allowing 718l. 15s. 6d. for 12 items of payments, detailed in excess of the 4000l. established for Concordatums. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, pp. 122–3.
Same to same to pay 10s. a day to William, Lord Blayney, out of the Military Establishment of Ireland: as from 1st May 1699 the day when his allowance as Governor of Sligo ceased. Ibid., p. 123.
Same to same to pay to the Earl of Rochester as Lord Lieutenant all moneys payable to the Chief Governor of Ireland under the Establishment of Ireland in excess of the 100l. per month to the said Lords Justices. Ibid., p. 124.
May 29.William Lowndes to Mr. Borrett to see that the money decreed in the case relating to Lord Widdrington's tenants be forthwith paid into the Receipt for the Redemption of Captives. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 350.
May 30.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for an annuity of 249l. 3s. 4d. to William Young as from 1701 Lady day upon his surrender of the offices of Keeper of the House Park alias the New Park of Hampton Court and Paler of the said Park and Mower of the brakes there together with several fees amounting to 13l. 3s. 4d. per an. with the herbage and pannage of the said park all as granted to him by Charles II 1677 April 7 for the lives of the Duchess of Cleveland and George, Duke of Northumberland: in which offices his interests yearly amounted to the abovesaid annuity viz. 13l. 3s. 4d. fees as above, 40l. for cow pasture, 50l. for feeding horses, 30l. for a lodge garden and outhouses, 116l. for a rent of two meadows. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 54.
Letter of direction for 5000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of the Duty of 25 per cent. on French goods [arisen] since March 31 last: to be applied to pay the levy money of 20s. per man for the recruits to be raised for the service of the States General. (A like letter dated same day for 5000l. for the subsistence of the said recruits.) Disposition Book XV, p. 279.
William Lowndes to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to review his report on Mr. English's petition for an equivalent for lands surrendered to the King at Hampton Court ut supra p. 266, the King having agreed to the terms proposed. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 350.
Same to the Stamps Commissioners to admit Mr. Thomas Franklyn to a stamper's place. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General et al to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Peters for a lease of certain manors and lands. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed estimate [missing] by Phillip Ryley for work to be done at Jockey Park &c. at Hampton Court. Ibid., p. 351.
Same to same to value the barns &c. built on certain meadow grounds at Hampton Court which Jasper English has surrendered to the Crown. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 352.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland. The King has signed a warrant for 718l. 15s. 6d. being payments made by the late Lords Justices of Ireland in excess of the 4000l. per an. for Concordatums. Five other items detailed, of payments to William Ormsby, George Duncan, Richard Davis, Samuel Holder and Farmer Glover to a total of 143l. 1s. 0d. are to be put to the accounts of Revenue incidents. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 121.
May 31.Privy seal for 380l. per an. to Benjamin Lodington as Agent and Consul General at Tripoly as from 1700 June 24: from which date his salary as Consul at Tripoly is to cease. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 92.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to export, Customs free, clothes detailed for [37 units] the additional men lately sent for the Company at Newfoundland. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 128.