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August 1701, 11-31

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'Warrants etc: August 1701, 11-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 16: 1700-1701 (1938), pp. 354-363. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83319 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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August 1701, 11-31

Aug. 12.Letter of direction for 70l. to the Paymaster of the Works: for Jasper English for building a barn and other works performed in the Meadows at Hampton Court. Disposition Book XV, p. 313.
Same for 300l. to William Lowndes for Secret Service. Ibid.
Same for 1000l. to the Master of the Robes for a quarter to the Office of the Robes to the 4th inst. Ibid., p. 314.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayt to fill up the enclosed warrant [missing] for 1000l. per an. to yourself out of the Civil List instead of out of the Poundage of the Forces as heretofore. My Lords have also this day directed 570l. 10s. 2d. to the Earl of Ranelagh in satisfaction of 637l. 4s. 8½d. to Lord Coningsby for charges in Ireland of transporting horses for the 12 Battalions to Holland. Please prepare a royal warrant for this. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 394.
Aug. 12.Same to the [Principal] officers of the Works to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the Surveyor of the Roads concerning the charge of gravelling the roads in St. James's Park, Hyde Park and Hampton Court. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte. The Duke of Schomberg expects the 1000l. per an. addition to his annuity of 4000l. to date from before Midsummer last. Lay this before the King for his pleasure therein.
Also enclosing a warrant [missing] for 245l. to Robert Harley Esq. as Speaker: for the King's signature. Ibid.
Aug. 13.Treasury warrant to the Auditors of Imprests to allow 192l. 4s. 6d. to William Knight in his account of moneys imprested to him for discharging and paying off the tickets of the Million Lottery whereof he was late Paymaster: to wit for his pains and charges therein; he having already passed the like account for 2 years ended at Michaelmas 1696. Money Book XV, p. 479.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to employ George Lisle as waiter and searcher at Weymouth loco Winston Williams deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 139.
Treasury commission to Walter Jones as a surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages.
The like to Ezekiel Polsted, Henry Flower, Joseph Heslerton. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 120–1.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant from the Earl of Jersey, Lord Chamberlain, to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to the Earl of Rochester, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland of gilt plate, detailed, for the use of his Chapel. Ibid., p. 118.
Aug. 15/26.Royal warrant dated "at our Court at Dieren" to Edward Northey Esq., Attorney General, to enter satisfaction upon record of the 100l. fine against John Mouncher an inhabitant of Lymington Co. Southants and to discharge him from the Wood Street Compter where he has lain for breaking bulk contrary to law in 1698 as master of the ship Lymington of Lymington bound home from St. Malo: he having a wife and 6 children and being in a distressed condition and his friends having collected 10l. for him to compound with the collector. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 105.
Same dated same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to void the patent dated 1689 April 22 which granted to Christopher Tancred the office of Master of the Harriers with 500l. per an. salary. Ibid., p. 106.
Royal sign manual dated same for 600l. to Mary, Duchess of Buckingham as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Sept. 12 hereon.) (Money order dated Sept. 16 hereon.) Ibid., p. 113. Money Book XV, p. 479. Order Book V, p. 307. Disposition Book XV, p. 322.
Aug. 15/26.Royal sign manual dated "at our Court at Dieren" for 300l. to Aubery, Earl of Oxford as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Sept. 12 hereon.) (Money order dated Sept. 16 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 113. Money Book XV, p. 479. Order Book V, p. 307. Disposition Book XV, p. 321.
Same dated same for 200l. to Robert Phillips, 200l. to Katharine Leslie and 100l. to Thomas Povey as same. (Money warrants dated Sept. 12 hereon.) (Money orders dated Sept. 16 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 113. Order Book V, p. 308. Disposition Book XV, p. 322.
Same dated same to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to insert on the Irish Establishment an annuity of 200l. for Elizabeth Willoughby, relict of Francis Willoughby, as in lieu of a pension of 300l. per an. granted by Charles II to her husband and herself and in lieu also of other pensions or sums received of late by her in England. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 176.
Aug. 19.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to distribute and apply the sum of 57056l. 7s. 10d. to Deficient Funds as follows: said sum representing the receipts between July 22 and Aug. 19 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz.: 7320l. from the Window Duty; 2792l. 0s. 4½d. from Additional Impositions; 95l. 1s. 9½d. from the New Duty on Salt; 4990l. 9s. 2d. from the Continued Duty on Paper; 38808l. 16s. 6d. from New Customs and 3050l. from the Duty on Marriages: the distribution and application to be hereby as follows.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament.How they stood upon the Register 1701 Aug. 19th.The Distribution and application hereby ordered.
First 4s. Aid556221055821154767711¾
Third 4s. Aid4073720337197703490315
Fourth 4s. Aid91710113812044167107053
Second Quarterly Poll892751348816513411625
Three Fourths Customs21344715918344715924187
Salt and Glass171150000134564616617739134
Two Thirds Additional Excise160000001115541111147012
Additional Impositions4451777442750000563514
Vellum and Parchment224114722360117294714
Marriages etc.6480000055970000737810
Continued Impositions146181191461811919272
501779374328031161057056710
Money Book XV, p. 481.
Money warrant for 200l. to the executors of Elizabeth Ellyot alias Walker for one year to 1699 Xmas on her salary as his Majesty's Housekeeper and Wardrobe keeper at Newmarket. Money Book XV, p. 485. Disposition Book XV, p. 332.
Letter of direction for 12000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of loans on the first part of the 3700l. per week: to be applied to the subsistence of the Forces sent to the assistance of the States General. Disposition Book XV, p. 316.
Aug. 19.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Cole as warehousekeeper London port loco Phillip Percival who resigns.
John Steele as a landcarriageman London port loco John Cole preferred as above.
Andrew Taylor as a riding officer at Dymchurch on the establishment of Dover port loco Hugh Jones deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 139.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant by the Earl of Jersey, Lord Chamberlain, to the Master of the Jewel House for the delivery to the Duke of Devonshire, Lord Steward of the Household, of the like quantity of silver plate as he returned into the Jewel House upon the great recoinage. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 122.
Additional Establishment of Pensions, Ireland, to commence as from 1st August inst.; to continue during residence in Ireland or until further provision be made for same: (33 items detailed being all French pensioners and identical with the names as under Aug. 1 supra pp. 335–6: total Establishment 4l. 3s. 0d. per diem. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 169.
Aug. 22.Money order for 507l. 14s. 8d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for 147 days' diet from March 15 last to Aug. 9 inst. on his allowance of 5d. a day and for necessaries delivered to the officers of said Court in Trinity term 1701. Order Book V, p. 305.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pass Customs free for Holland the clothes, detailed, for Col. Howes' Regiment which is part of the 12 Battalions sent to the assistance of the States General. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 140.
Aug. 26.Report dated Whitehall to the Treasury Lords by John Povey on the revenues on the Plantations in America in reply to William Lowndes's letter of July 2 last supra p. 304.
Caribbee Islands. The Duty of 4½ per cent. in the Caribbee Islands on all dead commodities of the produce of the said islands shipped off thence was granted to the King, his heirs and successors by Act of Assembly in Barbados in 1663 in consideration of the charge of maintaining his Majesty's authority there and for other considerations mentioned in the said Act; and in 1664 the like Acts were passed in the respective Assemblies of the Islands of Nevis, St. Christopher, Montserrat and Antigua.
These Duties were farmed in 1670 for 7000l. per an. for the first 7 years and for 5000l. per an. for the succeeding 7 years: which being expired, the said Duties were in 1684 committed to the management of the Customs Commissioners [England] and for the last year [1700] amounted in the net proceed to 10,234l. 3s. 2d.
There are other casual profits accruing to the Crown in the Caribbee Islands [to wit] by Fines, Forfeitures, Prizes &c. which in Barbados from 1 Sept. 1694 to 5 March 1697–8 (being the last accompt) amounted in the net proceed to 1377l. 12s. 2d. then remaining in the Receiver's hands.
Jamaica. In Jamaica a revenue was granted by Act of Assembly from 1 Nov. 1683 for 21 years arising by an Impost upon liquors and other commodities imported and [by] licences for selling wine by retail &c.: whereof 1250l. per an. is appropriated to the fortifications; the residue to the charges of Government: and for the year ended 1700 March 25 amounted in the neat proceed to 3378l. 14s. 6½d.
In the year 1688, during the Government of the Duke of Albemarle, an Act was passed in the Assembly there whereby the said revenue was made perpetual. But some disputes arising relating to that Assembly his Majesty at the instance of the merchants has hitherto thought fit to suspend the confirmation thereof in expectation that another Act to the like effect should be passed there: and in February last notice has been given by a letter to the Governor from his Majesty, to be communicated to the Assembly, that in case they should not within one year more comply with his Majesty's expectation herein, his Majesty will be obliged to confirm the said Act.
The Quit Rents in Jamaica being ascertained by Act of Assembly in 1682 to be one shilling for every 30 acres and 2 shillings for every 100 acres granted before June 1671 and a half penny per foot for all lands granted since that time, has been constantly applied to the use of the Government of that island according to the Act of Assembly: and amounted in the neat proceed thereof for the said year ended 1700 March 25 (being the last accompt) to 423l. 3s. 9½d.
The Fines, Forfeitures and other casual revenues accruing to his Majesty in that island have been also applied to the use of the Government there and amounted in the neat proceed thereof for the said year ended 1700 March 25 to 183l. 16s. 6d.
So that the whole net proceed of the Continued Revenues arising to his Majesty in that island for the said year ended 1700 March 25 (being the last accompt) amounted to 3985l. 14s. 9¾d.
In the year 1693 by Act of Assembly in Jamaica an Additional Impost was raised upon wines and other goods imported and a Duty upon negroes exported [was granted] for 5 years and appropriated to the reimbursing his Majesty's Treasury and for the encouragement of persons to come to that island: by virtue of which Act there was received from the 25th of March to the 17th of July 1699 the sum of 1966l. 10s. 3d. for the neat produce: which being added to the former sum of 3985l. 14s. 9¾d. as above makes in all 5952l. 5s. 0¾d.
Of all these revenues there was then [1700 March 25] remaining in the Treasurer's hands the sum of 2556l. 9s. 7d.: whereof the sum of 1966l. 10s. 3d. (neat proceed of the Additional Duty and Impost upon negroes) being deducted as being appropriated to particular uses, there was remaining in the Treasurer's hands on the 25th March 1700 the sum of 589l. 19s. 4d. due to his Majesty for the support of the Government of the said island.
All the said revenues, as in divers other Colonies, are received by a Collector or Receiver General by letters patents from the Crown, who makes up his accounts before his Majesty's Governor and Council there, which are thereupon transmitted to England from time to time.
Virginia. In Virginia by Act of Assembly in 1680 were granted to the King, his heirs and successors the Duties of 2s. for every hogshead of tobacco exported from that Colony, 15 pence per ton upon all ships arriving there and not belonging to the Colony, and 6 pence for every person, not being a mariner, coming thither: which [Duties] by the said Act are appropriated to the use of the Government there; and amounted in the neat proceed for the 8 months ended 10 June last to 3808l. 4s. 6¼d., being indeed the proceed of the whole year, the ships being then ready to come away with the last year's crop of this revenue. There did then remain in the hands of the Receiver General the sum of 2358l. 9s. 9½d.
The revenue of 2s. reserved as a Quit Rent to the Crown for every 100 acres of land granted in Virginia amounted in the neat proceed to 1453l. 0s. 1d. for the year 1700, to be applied to the use of the Government there in such manner as shall be directed from time to time by your [the Treasury] Lordships and to answer emergencies pursuant to order given by his late Majesty Charles II the 25 July 1684; the same being a fund in Virginia to answer such emergencies: it appearing that for want of the like provision to hinder the progress of Bacon's Rebellion in that Colony it cost the Exchequer in England above 80,000l. sterling to suppress the same besides the interruption of trade to a greater value. Of this revenue there remains in the hands of the Receiver General the sum of 4970l. 11s. 0d.
Bermudas. The revenues accruing to his Majesty in the Bermudas or Summer Islands for the support of the Government there consists in 60 shares of land of 25 acres each, valued at 5l. each share: whereof 12 shares are applied towards the Governor's salary, the rest being applied to the salaries or allowances belonging to the Sheriff, the Secretary and other public officers there; amongst whom they are divided according to their respective proportions and [according to] an ancient Establishment in those islands.
The profit of licences for fishing for whales about these islands does also belong to his Majesty and is further applied towards the Governor's salary at the value of 100l. per an.: which together with the said 12 shares of land make 160l. per an. towards the Governor's salary. There is further allowed him 240l. per an. to be paid out of such part of his Majesty's revenues as shall from time to time be thought fit.
Maryland. In Maryland an Impost of 2s. for every hogshead of tobacco exported was granted by Act of Assembly to the Lord Proprietor; whereof the moiety being appropriated to the use of the Government and a fourth part of that moiety to the buying of arms and repairing the fortifications, upon taking that Province under the immediate government of the Crown it was ordered in Council the 20th Feb. 1690–1 that pursuant to the said Act one moiety of the said Impost should be applied to the use of the Government and the other moiety be received by the Lord Proprietor to his own use. The said moiety appropriated to the use of the Government amounted to 1786l. 12s. 6d. for the year 1700 being the last accompt thereof.
By Act of Assembly in that Province in the year 1692 a further Impost of 3d. per hogshead upon tobacco exported was granted to the Governor for 3 years for his support in the government and has been since continued by Act of Assembly in like manner till the year 1699, when pursuant to his Majesty's Instructions to the present Governor he has obtained an Act to be passed in the Assembly there whereby the said Impost is continued to him for his support in the Government during such time as he shall be Governor of that Province. By the last accompt, being for the year 1700, the same amounted to 446l. 13s. 1½d.
In September 1694 there was further granted by Act of Assembly in Maryland a Duty of 3d. per ton upon all ships not belonging to the Province and trading thither: to be paid to the Governor towards his support in the Government: which Duty has been in like manner continued to the present Governor by Act of Assembly in Sept. 1699. In the year 1700 it amounted to 186l. 16s. 0d.
So that the revenues arising to his Majesty in the Province of Maryland and annually accounted for amounted in the year 1700 to 2420l. 1s. 7½d. Hereof 446l. 13s. 1½d. being the fourth part of the moiety of the 2s. per hogshead is appropriated to the buying of arms and to the fortifications there. The remaining 1973l. 8s. 6d. is applied to the Governor's salary pursuant to Instructions from his Majesty and the Acts of Assembly abovementioned.
The [casual revenue of] Fines and Forfeitures accruing to his Majesty in this Province are accounted for separately at such times as the Sheriffs of the several counties (who hold their offices during pleasure) can be got to make their returns. By the last accompt being from the 12th May 1692 to the 27 May 1697 they amounted to 220l. in money besides 27780 pounds of tobacco: which at the rate of 6s. per cent. [per 100 pound weight] amounts to 83l. 6s. 9¼d. and with the said 220l. makes in all 303l. 6s. 9¼d. and has been applied towards the payment of the salaries allowed by his Majesty to the 2 Collectors and Receivers of his Majesty's Revenues in that Province at the rate of 100l. per an. each.
New York. In the Province of New York by Act of Assembly in 1692 a revenue was granted to his Majesty for the support of the Government there, to be raised by an Excise upon liquors, an Impost upon goods and merchandises imported, upon furs exported and upon the Indian trade; to continue for 2 years: and has by Act of Assembly been since continued to the year 1698 when the Assembly passed an Act to continue the same for 6 years longer: which revenue in the year ended at Midsummer 1699 (when last accompted for) amounted to 4474l. 2s. 2¾d.
In the year 1692 it was likewise enacted in the Assembly in New York that all goods imported or exported from the city of New York or bartered there should be brought to the King's Beam to be weighed and pay a certain Duty to his Majesty for the Government: which for the said year ended at Midsummer 1699 (when last accounted for) amounted to 194l. 19s. 2d.
The Quit Rents in this Province received in that year amounted to 165l. 14s. 9d.
So that the whole revenue arising to his Majesty in the Province of New York for the said year ended at Midsummer 1699 (when last accompted for) amounted to 4834l. 16s. 1¾d., which falling short of the public charges of Government for that time the said revenue was then indebted in the sum of 263l. 13s. 2¼d.
Massachusetts Bay. In the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England the revenues arising to his Majesty for the support of the government there are granted yearly by Acts of Assembly or for 6 months only: and by the last accompts being for the year ended the 27th of May 1700 were as followeth viz. two assessments upon Polls and Estates amounting to 3079l. 10s. 0d. each, being in all 6159l.; an Impost upon goods and merchandises imported and a Duty of 12 pence or one pound of powder for every ton of shipping not belonging to the Province and coming thither: which [Impost and Duty] in the said year amounted to 1757l. 14s. 7d.: and an Excise upon strong liquors retailed within the Province; for which was received within the said year only 300l. but according to the accompts for the year before had been farmed for 895l.
So that the whole revenues arising in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England in the year ended the 27th May 1700 amounted to 8811l. 14s. 7d. Of the revenues arising in this Province there was remaining on the said 27th May 1700 the sum of 1672l. 10s. 0d. in the Public Treasury. There was likewise due for arrears of Assessments of this and the former years 3725l. 14s. 10d. and for Excise and Impost 174l. 4s. 6d.; making in all 5572l. 9s. 4d.
New Hampshire. The revenues arising to his Majesty in the Province of New Hampshire for the support of the Government are of the like nature and raised by the like methods as in the neighbouring Province of Massachusetts Bay: and by the last accompts received from thence (being for the year ended the 16th May, 1695) the Tax and Assessments upon persons and estates amounted to 700l.; the Duties of Impost upon goods and merchandises imported into that Province amounted to 64l. 11s. 8d. and the Duty of Excise received that year amounted to 20l. 16s. 0d.; making in all 785l. 7s. 0d. whereof was then remaining in the Treasurer's hands only 1l. 9s. 11d.
There are likewise divers other profits and acknowledgments due to the King from the respective Proprietors in the Plantations upon account of their grants; which are as followeth
East New Jerzey: for the Colony of East New Jerzey the yearly rent of 10 nobles from the 24th June, 1664.
West New Jerzey: for the Colony of West New Jerzey the like yearly rent of 10 nobles from the 24th June, 1664.
Pennsylvania: for the Province of Pennsylvania the yearly acknowledgment of two beaver skins the 1st day of January from the 4th of March, 1680–1.
Newcastle: for the County of Newcastle upon Delaware River the yearly rent of 5 shillings at the feast of St. Michael from the 24th August, 1682.
Lower Counties: for the Lower Counties upon Delaware River half the Quit Rents and other profits from the 24th August, 1682: for an accompt whereof a letter from your [the Treasury] Lordships dated 27th March last supra p. 235 has been sent to Mr. Penn who holds the same [Lower Counties] by virtue of a grant from the late King James then Duke of York.
Carolina: for the Province of Carolina the yearly rent of 20 marks from the feast of All Saints 1690, the Proprietors having paid to that time.
Hudson's Bay: for the lands held by the Governor and Company of Hudson's Bay the yearly acknowledgment of two black beavers and a moiety of the seizures and forfeitures there by reason of unlawful trading to those parts.
Mounthope: for the Territory of Mounthope in New England the yearly acknowledgment of 7 beaver skins, the same having been conquered from King Philip in the late Indian war.
Country Revenues: There are divers other revenues or levies granted and raised annually in the respective Plantations by the respective Assemblies there under the denomination of Country Revenues; for which they appoint particular Treasurers with directions that those revenues be not issued without warrant from the said Assemblies and for which those Treasurers do not hold themselves accomptable to any other than the Assembly, who take to themselves the cognizance and disposal of what is so raised for uses relating to themselves and for presents to their Governors; as particularly in New York during the late war and elsewhere at several times and upon several occasions: whereof no regular accompt is returned from thence.
Plantation Duties: there is also a Duty arising to his Majesty in the Plantations upon the several Enumerated Commodities exported to England or from one Plantation to another: wherewith the Auditor by his patent is directed not to intermeddle: the same being granted by Act of Parliament and wholly under the management of the Commissioners of the Customs [London] and their under officers: from whom your [the Treasury] Lordships may have a particular account thereof. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 44–53.
Aug. 27./Sept. 6.Royal sign manual dated "at our Court at Loo" for 245l. to Robert Harley for 49 days June 24 last to Aug. 12 last on his allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons. (Money warrant dated Sept. 16 hereon.) (Money order dated Sept. 16 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 114. Money Book XV, p. 484. Order Book V, p. 306. Disposition Book XV, p. 318.
Same for 1000l. to William Blathwayt for one year to Dec. 31 last on the like allowance of 1000l. per an. as Secretary of War which has been paid him [for previous years] out of Army poundage: to be paid out of Civil List moneys. (Money warrant dated Sept. 16 hereon.) (Money order dated Sept. 23 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated Oct. 14 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 114. Money Book XV, p. 484. Order Book V, p. 314. Disposition Book XV, p. 321.
Aug. 27.William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayte concerning the King's pleasure for 500l. a year to Brigadier Belcastle for 21 years in Ireland and 200l. a year to Monsieur Montandre for life please submit to the King my Lords' opinion that pension grants for years are very inconvenient and grants for life have been for several years avoided. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 397.
Aug. 28.Same to the Excise Commissioners for an account of the produce of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise for the year ended June 24 last. Ibid., p. 397.
Aug. 29.Same to Mr. Blathwayte concerning the allowance to Lord Cornbury on his going Governor to New York. To avoid making further precedents the money in this case should be paid out of Secret Service money. Ibid., p. 398.
Aug. 29.Same to Mr. Travers to rate a lease to the Earl of Albemarle of the house where the Countess de Roye is now lodged near St. James's. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Assessment Commissioners for Broxtow Hundred Co. Notts concerning the arrears of former Aids set in super on the County. Ibid.