Warrants etc
September 1701

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'Warrants etc: September 1701', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 16: 1700-1701 (1938), pp. 363-369. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83320 Date accessed: 29 November 2014.


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September 1701

Sept. 3.Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Richard Parry, a surveyor of the Window Duty in Co. Anglesey. Ibid. p. 399.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords are informed that great quantities of gunpowder and shot &c. have been exported from Bristol by way of merchandise. Send them an account thereof for the years ended 1700 June 24 and 1701 June 24. Ibid.
Sept. 7, 16, 30.Treasury commission to William Elliot as a surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages loco Joseph Heslerton removed to be a General Surveyor.
William Jones as a like.
Richard Parry as a like loco John Coker removed into the place of Hinton Rogers who was dismissed for neglect of duty. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 47, 48.
Sept. 9.Money order for 100,000l. to Lionell Herne as imprest for the purchasing and cancelling of Exchequer Bills. Order Book V, p. 305.
Letter of direction for 5600l. to William Lowndes for Secret Service. Disposition Book XV, p. 313.
Sept. 10.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to seal the goods of Monsieur de Geldermalsen, Ambassador from the States General, at his house in Park Place near St. James's, as he is upon his return to Holland. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 399.
Sept. 12.Money warrants for 500l. each to the following for half a year as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber: viz. Richard, Earl of Scarborough; Charles, Earl of Burlington; James, Duke of Queensborough; Algernon, Earl of Essex; Aubery, Earl of Oxford; Charles, Earl of Selkirk:
and 1000l. to Charles, Earl of Arran for one year to Feb. 7 last as a same. (Money orders dated Oct. 10 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 484. Order Book V, p. 313. Disposition Book XV, p. 332.
Same for 250l. each to the following for same time as Grooms of the Bedchamber: viz. Thomas, Lord Windsor; Thomas, Lord Raby; Hatton Compton, George Cholmondley, Adrian van Borcelan. (Money orders ut supra.) Money Book XV, p. 485. Order Book V, p. 313. Disposition Book XV, p. 332.
Sept. 12.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Francis Prade (an established tidesman in the superior list London port) as a coastwaiter ibid loco Ralph Willson deceased.
Joseph Bigg as a riding officer at Romney, Dover port, loco Ed. Newton deceased.
Jeremy Barnard (an established tidesman in the inferior list London port) as a tidesman in the superior list ibid loco Francis Prade removed as above.
Crispin Stedman to succeed said Barnard in the inferior list.
— Datchin as a same in the inferior list ibid loco Thomas Goldham deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 141, 142.
Treasury letters patent appointing (at the nomination of the Earl of Scarborough) Thomas Andrews of London port to execute ad interim the office of Surveyor of Petty Customs London port in the absence over seas of George Petty and Richard Harrison who have the surviving right in said office only as nominees of said Earl as they have declared by deed under their hand dated 1695 May 22. Ibid., p. 141. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 125.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to establish 40l. per an. additional allowance to Nicholas Spencer, Collector of Customs at South Potomac in Virginia, in view of the hardship of his duty and the meanness of his salary being but 45l. per an. for himself and to keep a boat in that district. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 142.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the house where the Countess du Roy is now lodged near St. James's in order to a lease thereof to Joost, Earl of Albemarle for 50 years, at a rent of 13s. 4d. and fine of 2250l.
Prefixing: report by said Surveyor. I could not view the house as the Countess was ill in bed and desired delay till Saturday when she expects the Earl of Feversham in town, alleging that her possession is under the Queen Dowager whose title she dare not prejudice. The present buildings are but mean and much incommoded by the back part of the houses in the Pall Mall which are almost contiguous thereto. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 123.
Same to the Receipt to innovate 3 lost orders Nos. 184–6 for annuities of 14l. each in the name of William Willis senr. for 300l. by him lent on the Excise for the lives respectively of himself, Ann his wife and William his son: which orders are lost. Ibid., p. 124.
Sept. 16.Same to same to distribute and apply the sum of 76235l. 17s. 4d. to Deficient Funds as follows; the said sum representing the receipts between Aug. 19 last and Sept. 16 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows viz., 7240l. 10s. 0d. from the Window Act; 5338l. 9s. 8d. from Additional Impositions; 35l. 8s. 5½d. from the New Duty on Salt; 310l. 10s. 7d. from the Continued Duty on paper; 56316l. 18s. 7½d. from the New Customs; 4200l. from Duty on Marriages &c.: the distribution and application to be hereby as follows: viz.
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament.How they stood upon the Register the 16th Sept. 1701.The Distribution and application hereby ordered.
First 4s. Aid5562210557611548451
Third 4s. Aid40737203368977036189411¼
Fourth 4s. Aid91710113801292771393312
Second Quarterly Poll8927513488165134135676
Three Fourths Customs213447159180447159324218
Salt, Glass etc.1711500001335746166260030
Two Thirds Additional Excise16000000110554111124301711½
Additional Impositions4451777442750000676312
Vellum and Parchment22411472226011734041910½
Marriages6480000055620000984528
Continued Impositions1461811944261192220191
50177937419335810376235174
Money Book XV, p. 486.
Sept. 16.Money order for 40l. to John Low and Peter Le Neve, Deputy Chamberlains of the Receipt, for Easter and Trinity terms 1701 for an additional allowance of fee for ordering and sorting records. Order Book V, p. 312.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayt for the King's signature to the enclosed warrant [missing] for appointing two of the Customs Commissioners to particular services. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 399.
Same to the Customs Commissioners concerning a ship which came directly from the Bay of Campeachy to Leghorn with logwood without touching at the Plantations or England. Take care to prosecute the ship whenever she comes to England. Ibid., p. 400.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Samuell Gross (Grosse) gent. of a messuage called Lantinian Stuberiowe Dinas in the parish of St. Anthony, Cornwall, parcel of the manor of Porthca Prior.
Prefixing: auditor's particular and Surveyor General's ratal of the premises.
Followed by: undated entry [?March 1701–2] of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 126–7, 182.
Same to same for a same to Edward Jones of 2½ acres part of 6 acres 2 rods being the Blockhousefield near Gravesend Fort in the parish of Milton near Gravesend.
Prefixing: ut supra.
Followed by: undated docquet signature entry. Ibid., pp. 128–9, 147.
Treasury allowance of the incidents bills for last June 24 quarter for respectively the Salt Office (total 329l. 17s. 11d.) and the Excise Office (total 1137l. 8s. 2d.). Money Book XV, p. 482.
Money warrant of 1300l. to Charles, Earl of Manchester, for a quarter's ordinary from Nov. 28 last to Feb. 28 last as Ambassador Extraordinary to France. (Money order dated Sept. 16 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 484. Order Book V, p. 306. Disposition Book XV, p. 318.
Sept. 18.Letter of direction for 10,000l. to the Navy Treasurer: out of loans on the first part of the 3700l. per week: to be applied to the head of wages, to wit for the ships ordered by the Admiralty Lords to be forthwith paid off. Disposition Book XV, p. 319.
Sept. 23.Same for 35000l. to the Navy Treasurer: out of loans on the first part of the 3700l. a week: to be applied as follows viz.:
£
for arrears of wages and recalls5000
for wages to ships20000
for bills of exchange and imprests on the head of the Ordinary of the Navy10000
Ibid.
Same for 1170l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List moneys: to be paid to the Master of the Buckhounds for half a year to 1701 June 24 on the Establishment for the Buckhounds. Ibid., pp. 319, 321.
Same for 14000l. to the Navy Treasurer: out of loans to be made by himself on credit of the two thirds of the present Land Tax: and is intended for the course of payments in the Victualling Office. Ibid., p. 321.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayt. With regard to the King's pleasure to remit the plate to Lord Lexington please represent to the King that the Earls of Pembroke and Jersey actually performed each of them 2 embassies whereas Lord Lexinton was not at the Treaty of Ryswick and further that he has been already discharged of 3167 ounces of plate which he received out of the Jewel House on being appointed Ambassador to Spain. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 400.
Same to same to procure the King's signature to the following warrants:
(1) for 200l. per an. in Ireland to Monsieur Montandre for life.
(2) for 500l. per an. to Brigadier Belcastle for 21 years.
(3) for paying the stopped offreckonings of Sir John Jacobs' Regiment from April 24 last to their embarcation for Holland.
(4) for 1000l. per an. to the Duke of Schomberg and his heirs by way of addition to his present 4000l. per an.
(5) for 1000l. to Monsieur de Schonenberg employed in his Majesty's service in Madrid.
(6) for 50l. per an. to a minister, and 30l. per an. to a Schoolmaster: out of the penny per pound on tobacco in Pennsylvania.
(7) for 250l. to the Earl of Oxford.
(8) for 1728l. 15s. 8d. to be paid out of Irish revenue to the Ordnance here for ordnance for the Regiments of Donegal, Charlemont, Montjoy and Brudenell. Ibid., p. 401.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Benjamin Woodnoth, as keeper of the warehouse proposed at St. Helens [London] and Leadenhall for the goods of the Old East India Company; Ambrose Moor as same at the warehouse proposed at the Steel Yard for the goods of the New East India Company and William Clough as same at the Outroper's Office in the Exchange being the place proposed by the principal dealers in East India goods: all in view of the very near approach of the time for receiving the Prohibited East India goods into warehouses pursuant to the late Act of Parliament [9 and 10 Wm. III c. 44]: at 100l. per an. each: further to establish Luke King, Charles Mein and — Burgess, as Comptrollers under them: at 50l. per an. each. (A similar warrant on Sept. 25 for establishing Luke King in the place of Benj. Woodnoth who resigned same: and for Charles Walters to be Comptroller in the place of said King.) Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 143.
Sept. 23.Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Anthony Phillips, brewer to the Navy, praying that 250l. in bills from the Victualling Office may be accepted towards 300l. which he owes for Excise. Reference Book VII, p. 435.
Report to the Lords Justices of England from the Treasury Lords concerning the blank left in Lord Cornbury's instructions viz. for his salary in New York. We find that the salary allowed to former Governors of that Province was 600l. per an. and we think the blank may be filled up with that figure. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 130.
Sept. 25.Letter of direction for 10,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of loans to be made by himself on the last part of the 3700l. per week: to be for the subsistence of the Forces sent to the assistance of the States General. Disposition Book XV, p. 321.
William Lowndes to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lieut. Col. Josias de Vimare and other officers of La Meloniere's Regiment for payment of moneys due to them. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 400.
Sept. 26.Treasury warrant to the Trustees for sale of Fee Farm Rents to accept from the Earl of Dorset and Middlesex a surrender of divers rents in the manor or soke of Kirton co. Lincoln, part of the Duchy of Cornwall, and conveyed to him 1698–9 March 23, it being doubtful whether they are saleable as being part of a manor: and in lieu thereof to make him a reprisal of [out of other fee farms]. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 124.
Sept. 30.Money warrant for 1662l. 16s. 4½d. to Philip Ryley as imprest to clear all bills for works performed in his Majesty's parks between 1698 July 30 and 1700–1 March 19. (Money order dated Oct. 3 hereon, and see infra under date 1703 May 12.) Money Book XV, p. 487. Order Book V, p. 309. Disposition Book XV, p. 323.
Treasury allowance of the 1701 Sept. 29 quarter's salary bill of the Excise Office: total 6075l. 5s. 9d. Money Book XV, p. 487.
Money warrant for 527l. 15s. 0d. to Nathaniel Molyneux, Receiver General for Cos. Lancs, and Chester for the allowance of 10s. per 100l. on 105,557l. 13s. 3½d. being that part of his total receipts of 111422l. 5s. 5½d. on which he has had no allowance. (Money order dated Oct. 15 hereon.) Ibid., p. 487. Order Book V, p. 319. Disposition Book XV, p. 331.
Sept. 30.Money warrant for 29l. 10s. 0d. to Ambrose Warren for so much expended in his Majesty's service: to be satisfied by tallies on the Tenths of the Diocese of Lincoln. (Money order dated Oct. 15 hereon.) Money Book XV, p. 487. Order Book V, p. 315.
Money order for 225l. to the Agents for Taxes for 1701 Sept. 29 quarter's salaries. Order Book V, p. 307.
Same for 5l. to John Broadhurst for same quarter's attendance as Porter at the Exchequer Gate. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 6250l. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe, for the service of his Office. Disposition Book XV, p. 322.
Same for 12706l. 8s. 9d. to the Earl of Ranelagh as follows:
£s.d.
out of loans on the first part of the 3700l. per week: to be for 3 weeks' subsistence to the Forces to Oct. 30 next10836199
out of the like loans 484l. 4s. 1½d. and out of loans on the Low Wine Act 1385l. 4s. 10½d.: to be for 2 weeks' subsistence in advance for the Troops ordered to march to attend the King's landing186990
Ibid.
Same for 34000l. to the Navy Treasurer as follows:
out of loans on the first part of the 3700l. per week: to be for Sick and Wounded Seamen: to be placed to the head of Wages: and as in part of 9000l. appointed by the Admiralty Lords for Sick and Wounded this year3600
out of loans on the two thirds of the Land Tax: to be placed to the head of Victualling: and is in further part of the said 9000l.2400
out of loans on the first part of the 3700l. per week: and is for wages for ships ordered to be paid off25000
out of loans on the two thirds of the Land Tax: and is for Wear and Tear being to be paid to Mr. Gold in further part of his contract for hemp3000
Ibid.
Same for 3000l. to Francis Stratford in further part of 20,000l. for clothes to be sent to Sweden. Ibid., p. 323.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayt to obtain the King's signature to a warrant appointing Hopton Haines to be Weigher and Teller of the Mint. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 402.
The Treasury Lords to the Assessment Commissioners for Co. Devon. You say that the arrears on the parish of Stoke Damerel to the Aid of 9 Wm. III arise from the officers and inhabitants of his Majesty's Dockyard [at] Hamoaze in said parish refusing to pay their assessments of 214l. 10s. 0d. We are writing to the Officers of said yard to know the reason. (Same to said Officers.) Ibid.
Sept. 30.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Joseph Buckstone as a watchman at the Customs House [London] loco George Buckstone.
William Rushton as a tidesman at Liverpool loco Theophilus Jones dismissed.
Thomas Edwards as a tidesman in the inferior list London port loco Thomas Tyrrell deceased.
William Damsell (a same) as same in the superior list loco Charles How deceased.
John Griffith as a same in the inferior list loco said Damsell.
John Hill as a same at Bridlington loco Baptist Fenton.
George Palmer as boatman ibid loco John Stable.
Seys Hudson as tidesman and boatman at Swansea loco William Rosser.
Roddon Samwayes as searcher's deputy at Lyme Regis loco John Cogan deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 141, 142.
Same to same to pay Joseph Betty, an officer of Penzance port, a moiety of 58l. 13s. 9d. seized by him at Penzance, being English money shipped for transportation. Ibid., p. 144.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Austin of Herriard Co. Southampton for the place of Receiver of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages for said County. Reference Book VII, p. 435.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of 4 tenements, parcel of the manor of Bucklawren ut supra p. 327, in order to a lease to John Buller for the lives of his son William and daughter Ann, now wife of George Parker.
Prefixing: said Surveyor's report on the petition for said lease. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 137–8.
The Treasury Lords to [?the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] to make a lease for 3 years to Maurice Kennedy of the discovery made by him in 1698 of undisposed lands in Co. Kerry in the possession of Sir Valentine Brown and others. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 173.