Treasury Warrants
January 1702, 16-31

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'Treasury Warrants: January 1702, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 17: 1702 (1939), pp. 114-135. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=87362 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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January 1702, 16-31

Jan. 16.William Lowndes to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Sir William Beeston, late Governor of Jamaica, relating to the money paid by him for subsisting Sir Henry Bellasis's Regiment of Foot in Jamiaca. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 497.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Dymock, brother and administrator of John Dymock deceased, Surveyor of the Duties on Marriages &c. for Co. Lancs. who died a month since; praying a warrant for his Xmas quarter's salary to pay his funeral expenses. Reference Book VII, p. 448.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of Lady Katherine O'bryan that no grant pass of the plate delivered to Sir Joseph Williamson deceased, her late husband, till she be first heard. Notice to be given to her at her house in St. James's Square. Caveat Book, p. 55.
Jan. 17.Establishment of the expense of the Office of the Chamber: to commence from 1701 Xmas: superseding all former Establishments [including that of Dec. 3 last supra Tr. Cal. XVI, p. 411]: (total Establishment 23,427l. 13s. 0d.)
per an.
£s.d.
Our Almoner for our Daily Alms and our Alms on Maundy Thursday, Friday and in Easter week500
by way of addition to our alms on Maundy Thursday200
ditto in lieu of the like yearly sum payable to him for the poor at the Gate on the Establishment of the Household [payable] by the Cofferer of the Household, the payment whereof in the said Cofferer's Office is to cease from Xmas 1701219
our Sub-Almoner in lieu of the like yearly allowance payable to him for his wages and board wages by the Cofferer's Establishment: which allowance is to cease to be paid by the Cofferer from Xmas 17019150
our Serjeant Trumpeter100
the Master of our Music200
our 24 musicians and an instrument keeper at 40l. per an. each1000
the Serjeant of our Hawks136
one falconer80
3 falconers at 50l. per an. each150
5 falconers at 45l. per an. each225
one other falconer25
5 pensionary falconers namely John Bradford, Hercules Colvert, William Prettyman, John Preston and James Smith 20l. each: their allowances to cease as they die or are admitted into the King's service100
the Master of our Buckhounds for his wages, buying of horses and maintaining them, servants' lodgings and all other extraordinaries whatsoever500
more to same for maintaining 100 hounds at 3d. a day each hound as well for their meat as couples, grease, physic, beasoms and all other small things whatsoever456
more to same for maintaining a waggon with 4 horses80
the Serjeant of our Buckhounds200
each of our 5 horse huntsmen for his wages 85l.; for the entertainment of 3 horses 54l.; for the buying of one horse yearly 20l.; for a servant 20l.; for a brass horn and the reparation thereof 2l.; making in all to each horse huntsman 181l. per an. which for the said 5 Horse Huntsmen amounts to per an.905
our 5 Foot Huntsmen 40l. per an. each200
the Master of our Harriers or Beagles 236l. and per an. additional allowance pursuant to the late King's sign manual of 1 Jan. 1692–3 200l.436
one Horse Huntsman for wages and boardwages 50l.; for buying a horse yearly 20l.; for keeping his horse 25l.: in all95
another Horse Huntsman for wages and boardwages 30l.; for buying a horse yearly 20l.; for keeping him 25l.75
a Foot Huntsman for wages and board-wages 24l.; for keeping the Beagles 150l.; for hire of a kennel 20l.; in all194
our clockmaker and watchmaker for his expense and service in looking to, amending, cleansing, repairing and keeping in good order all our clocks and watches at Whitehall, Windsor, Hampton Court and elsewhere in full of all wages, boardwages, bills and lodgings out of Court200
our three Foresters of Waltham Forest36100
the officers of our Jewel House viz. 50l. to the Master; 13l. 6s. 8d. to the clerk; 106l. 15s. 0d. to one Yeoman; 105l. 8s. 4d. to the Groom275100
our moletaker818
our Ratkiller4834
our Cofferkeepers54150
the 13 Grooms of our Great Chamber now in being: to be equally divided amongst them: and our pleasure is that as any of the said Grooms shall happen to die or be removed his place shall sink and determine; but his salary shall be divided amongst the next until the number be reduced to 10 as they formerly were at 40l. per an. each400
the 40 Messengers of our Chamber at 45l. per an. each: but whereas the number of our Messengers was formerly but 30 and the salary to each of them [was] 49l. 17s. 6d. our pleasure now is that the salary of such of the said 40 as happen to die or be removed shall sink and determine until the number be reduced to 30 and then to continue at the rate of 49l. 17s. 6d. each as formerly1800
2 clerks of the Cheque to the Messengers of the Chamber 99l. 15s. 0d. each in lieu as well of their former salaries of 49l. 17s. 6d. each as of all fees which have been accustomed to be taken from our said Messengers by them199100
the Master of our Barges for his salary 30l.; and 100l. in lieu of all allowances formerly made him by bills and for the charges of keeping our Gondola130
our 48 Watermen at 3l. 2s. 6d. each150
our Groom Porter: for all payments550
our 8 Officers and 100 Yeomen of the Guard of our Body: the Captain at 1000l.; the Lieutenant at 500l.; the Ensign at 300l.; the Clerk of the Cheque and 4 Corporals at 150l. each and the Yeomen at 30l. each5550
2 Pensionary Yeomen of our Guard viz. Thomas Smith and Simon Cook 15l. each: and the allowance to each of them to cease as they die30
our 8 Yeomen Ushers at 10l. each80
our 6 Yeomen Hangers at 10l. each60
our 2 Bedgoers at 10l. each20
our 2 Waiters on our Robes 10l. each20
our Pond keeper in St. James's Park 30l. per an. as well for his salary as in lieu of all allowances formerly made him upon bills in the Office of the Works or elsewhere "we having fully determined to be at no further or other charge for keeping the said ponds or our fish or fowl there than the said 30l. per an. from and after the 26th November 1700"30
Nevill Kidwell a pensionary Footman40
our Gentleman Usher daily Waiter Assistant66134
the Treasurer of our Chamber for his salary, boardwages and ordinary allowance31414
the Comptroller of the Accounts of the Treasurer of our Chamber150
our Housekeeper at Whitehall; in lieu of all salaries and allowances formerly payable to him at the Receipt of the Exchequer or elsewhere; and for the charges and expenses of servants' wages and for the providing and furnishing all necessaries for cleaning the House and the Courts and passages there and keeping the Privy Gardens in good order650
and whereas by our former Establishment there was made payable to the Keeper of our Standing Wardrobe at Whitehall 200l. per an. for his salary and in lieu of bills; and to the Keeper of our Standing Wardrobe at Windsor 160l. per an. for his salary and in lieu of bills; and to the Keeper of our Standing Wardrobe at St. James's 110l. per an. for his salary and in lieu of bills, our pleasure now is that the said respective offices of Keeper of the Standing Wardrobe at respectively Whitehall, Windsor and St. James's shall be sunk and the said several offices or employments are hereby sunk and determined accordingly: and further that the Keeper of our Removing Wardrobe at Whitehall shall immediately have the custody and charge of all our goods usually kept in the said Wardrobes or any of them and that the said goods shall be and remain in the custody and keeping of the Keeper of our said Removing Wardrobe for the future: nevertheless we are graciously pleased to grant and allow that the respective persons late enjoying the said offices or employments shall have to receive the salaries or allowances formerly payable in respect of the same until they shall happen to die or wee shall signify our pleasure to the contrary: that is to say 200l. per an. to Daniell as late Keeper of our Standing Wardrobe at Whitehall; 160l. per an. to Thomas Hall, late Keeper of our Standing Wardrobe at Windsor and 110l. per an. to Peter Hume, late Keeper of our Standing Wardrobe at St. James's470
the Under housekeeper of our House at Hampton Court both for his salary and in lieu of all allowances by bills320
the Keeper of our Wardrobe and Privy Lodgings at Hampton Court both for his salary and in lieu of bills200
But whereas it is our royal purpose and intention that the said office of Under-Housekeeper of our House at Hampton Court which is now enjoyed by Jasper English and the said office of Keeper of our Wardrobe and Privy Lodgings there now enjoyed by James Marriott shall be hereafter reduced to one office at 320l. per an. for salary and in lieu of bills; our will and pleasure therefore is that upon the death or removal either of the said Jasper English or the said James Marriott, which [ever] shall first happen, the place of him so first dying or happening to be removed shall cease and determine.
the Housekeeper of our House at Windsor Castle for his salary and in lieu of bills320
our Housekeeper and Wardrobe Keeper at Kensington in lieu of all bills150
Robert White our Housekeeper at Richmond for keeping and cleaning the House with the gamekeeper's fee 78l.: but our pleasure is that upon the death or removal of the said Robert White the said office and place shall thenceforth sink and determine78
the Officers of the Removing Wardrobe at Whitehall viz. 230l. to the Yeoman; 130l. each to two Grooms; 100l. each to 3 Pages for salary and in lieu of bills790
But whereas wee are resolved that the number of our said Pages of our Removing Wardrobe shall be reduced to two our pleasure therefore is that upon the death or removal of either of our three pages now being viz. Christopher Smith, Kendall Heron and Josias Sewell, which [ever] shall first happen the place of him so dying or happening to be removed shall cease and determine.
the Clerk of all our Wardrobes and Robes for his salary and in lieu of bills160
Dr. John Hutton, our First and Principal Physician400
Sir Thomas Millington, our Second Physician300
Dr. Thomas Lawrence, our Third Physician250
Sir Richard Blackmore, our Fourth Physician in the room and place of Dr. Christianus Harell200
James Chase, one of the Apothecaries to our person 115l. for his salary; 52l. more for lodging out of Court and 160l. for sweets and other things to be by him provided327
Abraham Rottermondt, the other Apothecary to our person 115l. for salary, 52l. more for lodging out of Court and 205l. 3s. 0d. for physic for our person and in lieu of bills37250
But our pleasure is that upon the death or removal of either of the said James Chase or the said Abraham Rottermondt which[ever] shall first happen the place of him so dying or happening to be removed shall cease and determine.
our Household Apothecary for his salary and in lieu of bills160
the Chirurgeon of our Household280
our Serjeant Surgeon his former allowances in all places396134
12 pensionary watermen viz. James Lucas, Mark Smith, Richard Maunder, Richard Randall, William Dover, John Humphries, Thomas Springall, James Enfield, John Stedwell, True Hart, Thomas Terry and Jacob Winterton at 3l. 2s. 6d. per an. each: the said allowance to cease as any of them shall happen to die or be admitted into our service37100
the repairer of the bridges and passages through and over the fords and bogs in New Forest Co. Southampton20
our chief Painter200
Frederick Sonnius, Keeper in Ordinary of our Pictures, Drawings and other Rarities and Antiquities100
But whereas we intend that not only the office of Keeper in Ordinary of our Pictures now enjoyed by the said Frederick Sonnius but also that the office of Mender and Repairer of our Pictures enjoyed by Parry Walton with an allowance of 200l. per an. payable at the Receipt of our Exchequer for the same, shall hereafter be annexed to the Office of Chief Painter, and the salary or allowance for the whole to be 200l. per an. and no more, our pleasure therefore is that as the said Frederick Sonnius and the said Parry Walton or either of them shall happen to die or be removed [from] our service the place of him so happening to die or be removed do from thenceforth cease and determine.
the two Barbers in Ordinary to our person for providing and furnishing for our use all such cases of instruments, looking glasses, combs, razors and all other barbers' necessaries (except linen) as there shall be occasion for from time to time: 170l. each340
our Locksmith for his wages1850
the Secretary to the Lord Chamberlain of our Household for his extraordinary charges and expenses, as the same hath been accustomed to be allowed by warrant from our Lord Chamberlain60
for the passage through Mrs. Battersby's tenements out of our Privy Garden into Channell Row, formerly allowed by like warrant3100
the Strewer of Herbs in our Privy Lodgings allowed heretofore in like manner [by Lord Chamberlain's warrant]24
the Gentlemen of our Chapel Royal in lieu of 3 deer which of custom are granted yearly to them20
William Vanbrugh gent by way of pension until the office of Comptroller of the Accounts of the Treasurer of the Chamber now enjoyed by Hugh Chudleigh shall become void and the said William Vanbrugh shall succeed therein100
Christopher Tanckred Esq. late Master of our Harriers by way of pension300
23427130
[insertion] William Paulet, Gallery Keeper at Whitehall continued in regard of his great poverty 14 Jan. 1701–254150
all which yearly payments and allowances hereby directed amount to 23427l. 13s. 0d. And our pleasure is that no payments other than what are comprehended in this our Establishment shall be made by the Treasurer of our Chamber unless we give directions for the same by warrants under our royal sign manual to be signed by the Commissioners of our Treasury except in the cases following that is to say:
on bills signed by 6 or more of our Privy Council for the travelling charges of our Messengers; and other their extraordinary disbursements for such journeys and services as they have or shall have been sent upon and employed in by order of our Privy Council, or on bills for the like charges and disbursements of our Messengers to be signed by the Chamberlain of our Household or by our Principal Secretaries of State: all which said allowances to our Messengers are to be subject to the following regulations viz.
for keeping a prisoner close with diet6s.8d. a day
for keeping a prisoner close that finds his own diet5s.0d."
for post journeys, to be allowed 6d. every post mile and 2s. each stage and though 2 or more go together no more to be allowed than 2s. a stage.
journeys to fetch prisoners and the like when they do not ride post [are] to be allowed but [only] by computed miles of the country 6d. per mile and 2s. a stage.
a Messenger's allowance when abroad on journeys 10s. a day and 5s. for an assistant when an extraordinary case requires one.
when prisoners through poverty cannot find themselves an horse the messengers to be allowed 3d. per mile for bringing them up.
the allowance whilst attending us abroad and not travelling 5s. a day.
nothing to be allowed for searching and expenses on Guards and Constables in taking prisoners to be allowed with caution in respect to time and difficulty of the service by the respective officers which pass the bills.
no allowance for delivering summons nor anything to be charged for carrymessengers or letters within the Liberties of London and Westminster.
some journeys to be ascertained at the old allowances
to Windsor1180
to Hampton Court100
to Richmond0150
to Greenwich0100
to the Hague2500
to Dublin3000
to Kensington34
and the like allowances for all the like distances.
For allowances and disbursements of the inferior officers attending our Privy Council [these are to be] on bills to be signed and allowed by six or more of our Privy Council.
Allowances on warrants by the Chamberlain of the Household in manner as hath been accustomed, all warrants for lodging money excepted: that is to say
for riding charges to our servants abovestairs who have or shall attend us in all our royal progresses and removes both at home and abroad [these to be] according to such Regulation or Establishment as shall be made thereof by the Chamberlain of our Household to be approved by warrant under our sign manual countersigned by the Treasury Lords.
The accustomed allowance to our Housekeeper at Westminster for keeping and cleaning the same.
the allowance to the Marshal of the Ceremonies on his attendance at Audience and to our Usher of the Black Rod for his attendance on the House of Peers during the Sessions of Parliament.
the allowance to our Watermen on their bills and to the Ratkiller as usual.
All which allowances by warrants from our Lord Chamberlain (the riding charges of our servants excepted) are to be according to the latest regulations made thereof or such other regulations as we shall think fit to make.
On bills for stationery wares furnished to the Offices of our Principal Secretaries of State, the said bills being first signed and allowed by one of our said Secretaries.
The ordinary allowances to the Auditors of our Imprests and other officers upon passing the accompts of the Treasurer of our Chamber.
On comparison of the above Establishment with that dated 1701 Dec. 3 supra Tr. Cal. XVI, p. 411 of which the total was 22,338l. 4s. 8d. the present Establishment includes two new items which are printed in italics as above: and on the other hand it omits the two items following which occurred in the said December Establishment viz.
the Yeomen Ushers of our House of Peers109100
the Chirurgeon in ordinary to our person317150
King's Warrant Book XXI, pp. 147–152.
Jan. 17.Money warrant for 462l. 10s. 0d. each to Sir Charles Hedges and James Vernon for last Xmas quarter's salary as Secretaries of State. (Money orders dated Jan. 20 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 1. Order Book V, p. 338. Disposition Book XVI, p. 16.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. The bills on the Course of the Navy are to be assigned for payment out of the tallies and orders on the present Land Tax. Disposition Book XVI, p. 16.
Letter of direction for 89,174l. 10s. 3d. to the Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans to be made by himself on Low Wines: and to be applied as follows:
£s.d.
for Wear and Tear of the Navy to complete 275,000l. for the proportion to that head in 1701 and to be applied to the Course215952
for the Ordinary of the Navy in full of 190,000l. appropriated for that service in 1701: to be also applied to the Course62746
for the extraordinary repairs of the Fleet in further part of 90,000l. appropriated for that service in 1701 and is to be applied to the Course48337
£89174103
Disposition Book XVI, p. 19.
Jan. 17.William Lowndes to Auditor Done to report on the enclosed account [missing] signed by Sir Cloudesley Shovell, late Colonel of the late Second Marine Regiment, concerning what is due to the Subaltern officers of that Regiment. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 496.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petitions [missing] of Sir Thomas Knatchbull and Capt. Thomas Summers. Ibid., p. 497.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Ralph Kentish praying to succeed his brother as Keeper of the Gaol for the dissolved monastery of St. Albans and porter of the Great Gate: at the yearly fee of 11l. 1s. 4d.: his father having held the same post and petitioner having served the King in 8 campaigns as a Grenadier. Reference Book VII, p. 449.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to issue process ad computandum against the following Receivers General of Taxes viz. William Jeay and William Dowse (for the Duties on Houses Co. Huntingdon for the year 1700); Samuel Pacey (for same for Co. Suffolk for the years 1699 and 1700); Thomas Kent and William Cawthrop for same Duties for [separate parts of] Co. Lincoln for the year 1700; Samuel Bradshaw for same Duties [for Co. Derby] for the year 1700:
and further to issue process of diem clausit extremum against the estate of Thomas Spendelow (late Receiver General for Co. Stafford) and [William] Rowley [of Newcastle Co. Stafford], one of his sureties. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 165.
Jan. 18.William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Works. The King has declared his pleasure not to be at the charge of any works at St. James's in repairing the houses or lodgings of any persons who possess such there. Send my Lords a state of all the works to be done this year. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 496.
Jan. 19.Letter of direction for 750l. to Secretary Vernon and 500l. to Sir Charles Hedges, Secretaries of State, for secret service. Disposition Book XVI, p. 16.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) order of the King in Council dated Kensington Jan. 18 that an embargo be forthwith laid on all ships and vessels trading to foreign ports except such as trade to Holland, Flanders, Hamburg, the East Country and Ireland and those employed in the coasting trade of this Kingdom and in his Majesty's immediate service: and also excepting all foreign ships and vessels; provided they take none of his Majesty's subjects on board. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 129.
Jan. 20.Treasury warrant to the Auditor of Excise to allow 283l. 5s. 3d. to William Strong, a Commissioner of Excise, being 20l. 15s. 3d. for his share of the charge of passing the Excise Commission and the balance for Poll and Land Tax Assessments on his salary as such: similar allowances having been already made to other the said Commissioners (Sir Henry Ashurst, Sir John Mordaunt and Sir Humphry Edwin three other Commissioners joined with him in the Excise Commission from 14 Oct. 1689 to 16 Apr. 1691) in regard they advanced 100,000l. to King Wm. III at 6 per cent. pursuant to agreements made with them and also divers other great sums of money from time to time for his Majesty's service. Money Book XVI, p. 2.
Money warrant for 500l. to Isabella, Duchess Dowager of Grafton and 1000l. to Charles, Duke of Grafton for half a year to Xmas 1700 on their annuities. Money Book XVI, p. 3. Disposition Book XVI, p. 20.
Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to pay 2350l. to the Duchess of Cleveland for half a year to 1699 June 24 on her annuity. Money Book XVI, p. 4.
Money warrant for 25l. to Antho. Marie D' L'Croze, vicar of the parish of Old Windsor, Berks., for one year to 1701 Xmas on his yearly allowance in lieu of tithes [on lands &c.] in Windsor Great Park the greatest part whereof is in the said parish ut supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XV, p. 283, under date 1699–1700 Feb. 28. (Money order dated Feb. 4 hereon.) Ibid., p. 5. Order Book V, p 345. Disposition Book XVI, p. 19.
Same for 2000l. to the Duchess of Buccleuch for half a year to 1701 Lady day on her annuity. Money Book XVI, p. 6. Disposition Book XVI, p. 20.
Money order for 50l. to John Latton for the salaries of the underkeepers of the Little Park at Windsor and for all demands for hay, killing moles and repairing pales there to 1701 Sept. 29. Order Book V, p. 344.
Letter of direction for 209,133l. 8s. 3d. as follows: out of loans on the late Vote of Credit: viz.
£s.d.
to the Ordnance for sea services30000
to the Earl of Ranelagh for 4 weeks' subsistence to the Troops in England to Jan. 21 inst.1444964
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Course of the Victualling from April—Sept. 1701142684111
to same for rebuilding the Victualling Offices and storehouses2000
to same for short allowance money, necessary money for pursers, bills of exchange and other Contingencies of the Victualling20000
£20913383
Disposition Book XVI, p. 17.
Jan. 20.Same for 200l. to the Paymaster of the Works: to be paid over to the Earl of Ranelagh for half a year to Xmas last on his salary for superintending his Majesty's Works. Ibid., p. 18. Disposition Book XVI, p. 18.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Mr. Woolaston and Mr. Gape successively Receivers General of the Duties on Marriages &c. for Co. Herts. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 496.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests for a state of the Post Office accounts. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] in behalf of the Company of Sir Henry Bellasis's Regiment now in Bermudas who pray an advance of 6 months' subsistence on account, not having had any subsistence since Dec. 24 last. Ibid., p. 497.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance. Immediately after you went away this morning Sir Thomas Cooke acquainted my Lords that the Old East India Company have about 240 tons of saltpetre. Please receive same at the price agreed upon by their charter. Ibid.
Jan. 20.
et postea.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the King in Council dated Kensington Jan. 18 for permit and protection to the ship Rose, Michael Wade commander, to sail to Antigua with 20 barrels of gunpowder and other supplies; on the petition of Richard Cary, Agent for the said Island.
The like order for the following ships to go to the East Indies viz.
the frigate Leghorn, Jacob Wright, captain, 170 tons 35 men, this being the proper time for her departure because of the monsoons in the East Indies.
the Panther. 70 men 350 tons, Robert Robinson commander; to the East Indies.
the Edward. 60 men 300 tons, William Lambert captain; to the East Indies.
the Herne. 50 men 250 tons, William Morris captain; to the East Indies.
the Morris. 120 men 600 tons, James Allison captain; to the East Indies.
the Tankerville. 80 men 400 tons, Charles Newman captain; to the East Indies.
the Worcester. 30 men 200 tons, Thomas Greene commander; to the East Indies.
the London. 60 men 450 tons, George Matthews commander; to the East Indies.
the Wentworth. 70 men 350 tons, Thomas Sax commander; to the East Indies.
the Union. 28 men 140 tons, John Goodsole commander; to the East Indies.
the Colchester. 90 men 450 tons, Benjamin Rous commander; to the East Indies.
the Fleet frigate. 54 men 270 tons Thomas Burgess commander; to the East Indies.
The like orders dated Jan. 21, 25, 28 and 30 for permit and protection to the following ships to go to Virginia.
the Nassau. 20 guns, 35 men, 500 tons, 150 passengers; Richard Tryen master.
the Prince Louis of Baden. 10 men 10 guns, 100 tons, to proceed to New York with several poor French families.
the Frisby. 18 men, 14 guns, 200 tons, 15 passengers; Jo[h]n Harrington master: to Virginia.
the Selwin. Thomas Harrison master. 35 men, 24 guns, 400 tons: with ordnance to Jamaica: on the petition of Sir James Collet and Sir Bartholomew Gracedieu.
the Bridgewater sloop. 10 men to go between England and Holland for the use and conveniency of all gentlemen and other passengers.
the Mansbridge sloop. The like on the petition of Edmund Dummer.
the Way galley. 26 men, 20 guns, 160 tons; Thomas Richards master: for Africa and Jamaica.
the Susanna galley. 20 men, 200 tons, Henry Penny master: to Cadiz with woollen goods, provided she was actually ready to sail in the Downs before the embargo.
the Tyger galley. 20 men, 100 tons, William Harris master; for Guinea and Jamaica.
the Lusitania. 28 men, 170 tons, Paul Sorrell master; in the service of the Royal Africa Company. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 159, 161, 162.
Jan. 20.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of George Moor, merchant, for remission of the King's share (being 203l. 6s. 8d.) of a small hoy called the Swallow with her lading of tobacco. Reference Book VII, p. 449.
Same to same of the petition of Jonathan Hatley et al, merchants, owners of the wines imported in the Satisfaction, one of the 37 ships mentioned in the said Commissioners' report and which were admitted to a composition: therefore praying for refund of the two thirds of the appraised value. Ibid.
Jan. 21.Royal warrant dated Kensington to the Postmasters General to appoint forthwith an officer at Edinburgh at a salary of 100l. per an. and that the English mail shall be constantly delivered to the hands of such officer unopened at the General Post Office in Edinburgh; but the Post Renters [of the Scottish Post] to be present at the opening and to pay him duly every Post day the English and Foreign port of such letters and packets as he shall deliver to them and likewise the English and Foreign port of such letters as they shall deliver to him for England and parts beyond the seas: all in accordance with the representation of the Treasury on behalf of the Post Renters of Scotland for the better removing the difficulties complained of by the Postmasters General of England in obtaining the money due to the King for the postage of letters from hence to Scotland. Further hereby deduction is to be made out of the twopences receivable in England for the account of the Post Renters of Scotland viz. deduction for the port of the letters and packets of the Secretaries of Scotland and the riding charges of all flying packets between the town of Berwick and any part of England. King's Warrant Book XXI, pp. 164–5.
Jan. 21.Royal sign manual for 600l. to Mary, Duchess of Buckingham as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Jan. 27 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 3 hereon.) Ibid., p. 166. Money Book XVI, p. 5. Order Book V, p. 343. Disposition Book XVI, p. 20.
Money warrant for 344l. 10s. 0d. to William Green, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Stafford, for his extraordinary charges and service relating to those taxes. (In the margin: a later order by Treasurer Godolphin dated 1702 May 27 for the execution of this warrant.) Money Book XVI, p. 6.
Letter of direction for 14,000l. to Sir Thomas Littleton, Treasurer of the Navy: out of loans on the late Votes [of Credit] of the House of Commons: to be for Contingencies of the Fleet and thereof 4000l. to be placed to the head of Wear and Tear, 3000l. to the head of Ordinary and 7000l. to the head of Wages to seamen. Disposition Book XVI, p. 18.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed presentment [missing] from the Excise Commissioners proposing that the Duties on imported liquors may be under your management. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 497.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt enclosing a copy [missing] of my Lords' order of this day concerning the cash remaining in Mr. Palmes's Office. Certify them how much actually remains there both in money and [Exchequer] Bills and how much of the cash is wanting and upon what branches of the revenue. Ibid., p. 498.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition of Robert Williamson relating to his demand of interest payable out of the Hereditary Excise. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests not to delay the Post Office accounts by insisting on your fees. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Latten to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Surveyor General of Crown Lands on the petition of Mr. John Lauze for renewal of lease of a tenement at Richmond. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Gilbert Spencer, late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Kent, praying for an allowance of 95l. he having paid in for 5l. an Exchequer Bill of 100l. No. 60761 dated 28 Sept. 1697. Reference Book VII, p. 449.
Jan. 21.Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to pay Narcissus Marsh, Archbishop of Dublin and Henry, Earl of Drogheda 100l. each per month from the time of said Lord Lieutenant's departure from Ireland; and to continue until his return or during the King's pleasure: all as by the sign manual of Dec. 19 last empowering the Lord Lieutenant to appoint them jointly Lords Justices of Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 190.
Same to same to insert on the Irish Establishment a pension of 100l. per an. to William Legg in lieu of the like pension paid him in the office of Paymaster of the Forces, England. Ibid., p. 191.
Same to same to pay 2239l. 12s. 6d. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance in England, clear of all charges, for the provision of 2000 muskets and 700 long pikes as by the order of the Lords Justices of England dated 1701 Oct. 28. Ibid., pp. 191–2.
Jan. 22.Privy seal for 500l. as equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to James Vernon as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark: with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries. King's Warrant Book XXI, pp. 162–3.
Money warrant for 100l. to William, Earl of Derby, Thomas Cholmondley and William Banks for one year to Xmas last on the pension to [them as for] the poor ministers in the Isle of Man. Money Book XVI, p. 2. Disposition Book XVI, p. 19.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay 500l. each to Robert Lesly and — Gamell and 200l. to — Bishop for discovering the irregular trade of importing French wines from St. Sebastian. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 160.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Charles Coatsworth praying to compound his debt of 550l. to the King for Salt Duties, which he cannot pay by reason of great losses. Reference Book VII, p. 450.
Jan. 23.Money warrant for 955l. to James Vernon junr., Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Denmark: being 500l. for equipage and 455l. for one quarter's ordinary in advance. (Money order dated Jan. 27 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 3. Order Book V, p. 342. Disposition Book XVI, p. 22.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Auditor and to the Receiver of Crown Revenues for Co. Chester to pay to William Bayley, Surveyor of all the King's houses, manors, lands &c. in Co. Chester and city of Chester, the usual fees of 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. for said office; and 7l. 15s. 0d. for the office of Messenger of the Exchequer and Cryer of the Court there. Money Book XVI, p. 4.
Money warrant for 1500l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton for half a year to 1695 June 24 on his pension. Ibid., p. 5, Disposition Book XVI, p. 20.
Jan. 23.Same for 370l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital for one year to 1701 Xmas on the annuity for the support of the children of that foundation.
12l. 4s. 0d. to the Churchwardens of St. Michael's, Cornhill, for same time on their perpetuity for their poor.
7l. 13s. 4d. to same of St. John Baptist, Walbrook for same on same.
21l. 4s. 8d. to same of St. Magnus, London, for same on same.
10l. 10s. 0d. to same of St. Buttolph's, London, for 1½ years to same date on same.
30l. to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster for half a year to 1701 Xmas on the annuity for the French Ministers in the Savoy. Money Book XVI, pp. 10, 11, 14, 15. Disposition Book XVI, p. 19.
Letter of direction for 1000l. to Samuel Edwin, Usher of the Exchequer: and 1500l. to William Roberts gent. on his order of 1699–1700 Feb. 1 supra Tr. Cal. XV, p. 231. Ibid., p. 20.
William Lowndes to the Postmasters General to pay 2350l. to the Duchess of Cleveland by 100l. a week from this day. Ibid., p. 21.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Roberts, Paymaster of the Works at Windsor, concerning his accounts. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 498.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Staff Officers of the two Regiments of the King's Foot Guards praying an augmentation of their pay proportionably to the rest of the Commission Officers of the same Regiment. Ibid., p. 499.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to take out process forthwith against Major Farrer and John Mason [junr.] as sureties for John Mason, late Receiver of Taxes for Co. Cambridge. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Francis Mose as collector of Shoreham loco James Rhodes dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 163.
Jan. 24.Money warrant for 542l. to the Earl of Portland, late Ambassador Extraordinary in France, for a bill for hire of the ship Mary to carry his goods into France and back. (Money order dated Feb. 4 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 1. Order Book V, p. 346. Disposition Book XVI, p. 23.
Letter of direction for 75l. for the poor of Hampton Court parish. Disposition Book XVI, p. 19.
William Lowndes to Mr. Lucy. Send an account of your receipts from the temporalities of the bishopric of St. Davids and pay in your moneys into the Exchequer otherwise you will be removed from being Receiver and process will forthwith issue against you. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 499.
Jan. 24.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to discharge Elizabeth Clark, relict of Thomas Clark, late a collector of Excise, from her husband's debt of 980l. 7s. 2½d. on her paying the sum of 200l.: all in consideration of her husband's former services and of the meanness of her circumstances. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 174.
Jan. 26.Letter of direction for 6250l. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe: out of Civil List moneys. Disposition Book XVI, p. 20.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on Henry Wise's estimate enclosed [missing] "of the charge in sinking, carrying off by carting and barges by water the angle piece of ground that is between the Privy Garden and the Thames at Hampton Court." Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 506.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Ellis junr. to be discharged of a debt of 1860l. to the King for Excise for which he has lain in prison 2 years and been obliged to sell his clothes to get bread. Reference Book VII, p. 450.
Jan. 27.Letter of direction for 90l. to Mr. Gauntlet for providing books, pens, &c. for the Council Chamber for one year ended Xmas 1701. Disposition Book XVI, p. 17.
Same for 1000l. to William Lowndes for secret service. Ibid., p. 20.
Same for 40,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on the last part of the 3700l. per week out of the Excise: same to be for the subsistence of the Forces in Holland. Ibid., p. 21.
Same for 400l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber for Mr. Latten, Master of his Majesty's Beagles. for half a year's allowances. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to Visct. Cornbury to examine and report on the accounts of Col. Fletcher late Governor of New York: the said Fletcher having petitioned for the delivery of his surety bond and John Povey having thereupon reported that Mr. Chudleighe Brooke was Collector and Receiver of all his Majesty's Revenues in that Province till 8 June 1698 and that he [Povey] examined the accounts thereof and sent same back to New York to be further examined at the instance of the Earl of Bellomont. As soon as the said accounts are adjusted and when said Fletcher has likewise accounted with the Paymaster of the Forces, England for the advantage [exchange profit] of 30 per cent. made by the remittance of the pay of the Companies of Foot in New York during his being Governor there, the said surety bond may be delivered up and cancelled. See supra Tr. Cal. XVI, pp. 410–11. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 500.
William Lowndes to Auditor Bridges to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Mr. Gape and Mr. Woolaston. Ibid.
Jan. 27.Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. My Lords find from John Povey's report on a petition of the abovesaid Col. Fletcher that the Colonel is accomptable for the advantage [profit in exchange] accruing to the King of 30l. per cent. (amounting as by the said report to 3905l. 9s. 7d.) made by the remittance to New York of money received from you for pay of the Companies of Foot there during his government of that Province. Please send an exact state of the said account, which it is alleged now lies before you. Ibid., p. 501.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare a King's warrant to authorise the Paymaster of the Forces to pay 1682l. 5s. 7d. to the Bank of England for the allowance of 2 stivers per £ on 168,228l. furnished by the Bank to the Forces in Flanders in 1695 before the commencement of their [exchange or remittance] contract; the same having been furnished without any deduction of poundage: same to be as in place of the warrant of 23 March 1697–8 which is now to be cancelled. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance enclosing an account of salt-petre in the hands of the New East India Company. Please make a contract with them for the whole at the price regulated by their covenant. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Madocks to deliver to the Navy Board the voluntary charge applicable to the last half year's account of Sir Edward Seymour as late Treasurer of the Navy. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to examine the ledger of the above account forthwith. Ibid., p. 502.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports. My Lords have signed a warrant for 542l. to the Earl of Portland for John Meyer, master of the ship Mary, being for hire of same by his lordship when late Ambassador to France. Take care the King be not doubly charged for said hire. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor [of Excise] and the Comptroller of Excise to report on the enclosed bill [missing] of charges and disbursements of Thomas Hall, Cashier General of Excise, amounting to 223l. 2s. 0d. for carrying his moneys [927,038l. 14s. 0d.] to the Exchequer, striking tallies there &c. [for the year 1700]. Ibid., p. 503.
Same to Mr. Traverse [Surveyor General of Crown Lands]. My Lords have considered your report of 1701 Dec. 26 on the petition of Dame Margaret Owen concerning several rents and arrears in the East, West and North Fens in Lincolnshire pretended to be concealed. They cannot advise any grant to any private person of those pretended concealments. You are to ascertain whether the said lands are now enjoyed under the grant of Charles I or not. Ibid., p. 504.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the King in Council dated Kensington Jan. 25 for the Customs Commissioners to protect and permit to proceed on their voyages the Thomas and Mary 50 tons 6 seamen; the Society 100 tons 12 seamen for Jamaica; and the Speedwell 30 tons 4 seamen for Lisbon: being chiefly laden with manufactures of this kingdom and cleared at the Customs House and actually sailed from Bristol port before the embargo was laid: all the above on the petition of merchants of Bristol.
Similarly for the Happy Return 60 tons 5 seamen for the West Indies.
the Montjoy, 100 tons, 12 seamen, for Virginia.
the Christopher, Daniell Johnson captain, 160 tons, 10 guns, 20 seamen, 20 passengers, to Africa with supplies for the several fortifications of the Royal Africa Company of England on the coast of Africa.
the Success, Thomas Barrow captain, 50 tons, 4 guns, 10 seamen, and passengers; for Africa as above.
the Supply, Phineas Thomas captain, 50 tons, 4 guns, 10 seamen, 4 passengers; for Africa as above.
the Spye galley, John Haberdean captain, 80 tons, 8 guns, 15 seamen, 6 passengers; for Africa as above.
the Intelligence, William Garland captain, 50 tons, 4 guns, 10 seamen, 10 passengers; for Africa as above.
the Samuell ketch, Moses Lock master, 8 men; for Bilboa provided she cleared at Poole before the embargo.
the Mary Flower, William Harvey master, 8 men; for Bilboa as above.
the Resolution, William Daly master, 300 tons, 20 guns, 30 men; for Malaga provided she was in the Downs ready to sail before the embargo.
the John, James Penn master, 5 tons, 8 men; for Cadiz.
the Mary galley, Josiah Dowell master, 50 tons, 6 men; for Lisbon.
the Swan, Jo[h]n Buckler, 250 tons, 18 guns, 20 men: for Virginia provided as above.
the Thomas and John, 240 tons, 18 guns, 35 men with a small tender called the Little John 6 men; for Guinea and Virginia.
the George galley, John Ball master, 100 tons, 10 guns, 15 men: to Leghorn provided as above. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 163, 164.
Jan. 27.Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a new grant to Ralph Kentish of the office of Keeper of the Gaol of the dissolved monastery of St. Albans and porter of the Great Gate thereof with the ancient fee or salary of 11l. 1s. 4d. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 166.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to forbear process against Sir John Conyers bart. one of the sureties of John Mason, late Receiver General for Co. Cambridge, he having paid in 752l. 14s. 8d. being his proportion towards Mason's debt. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Matthew Roberts, plumber, for payment for work done &c. for Hampton Court Gardens. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 511.
Jan. 28.Letter of direction for 7224l. 13s. 2d. to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of loans on the late Votes [of Credit of Jan. 7] of the House of Commons: to be for subsistence of the Forces in England and the Regiment of Fuziliers in Jersey and Guernsey from the 21st inst. to Feb. 4 next. Disposition Book XVI, p. 21.
Same for 237,084l. 13s. 9½d. for Civil List payments as follows:
Appending: detailed scheme of the disbursements for the Civil List for the period 1701 Dec. 25 to 1702 June 25 being for 26 weeks, with each week's quota under the following heads set out in detail:
£s.d.
the Cofferer on account of emptions20800
ditto for wages and board wages for half a year to 1700 Xmas23375157
the Treasurer of the Chamber for salaries and pensions for same half year1184724
ditto for Messengers' bills and Lord Chamberlain's warrants to be applied as the Treasury Lords shall direct10000
the Great Wardrobe for liveries, emptions and house rent12500
the Robes on their 4000l. per an.: to be for half a year to 1702 May 42000
the Works in part of 8725l. 1s. 4¾d. to clear the ordinary service of the Works to Xmas 17005200
ditto in part of 15,181l. 18s. 6d. due for Hampton Court House [Palace]5200
ditto in part of 10,789l. 16s. 4¾d. due for extraordinary Works in the Gardens at Hampton Court under Mr. Talman3250
[ditto for] the Gardens to complete 2115l. 9s. 3d. to Mr. Wise on bills passed by the Office of Works181493
[ditto] for Mr. Verrio for painting260
[ditto] for Lord Portland on the old contract for the Gardens which ended at Xmas 1700 whereof a year is in arrear being 4800l. to 1700 Xmas2400
[ditto] for Mr. Henning on [his] 2600l. per an. new contract for looking after the Gardens which began at Xmas 17001300
the Stables, for liveries, buying horses and for extraordinaries10400
Foreign Ministers as per list [not entered] for about half a year1774917
fees and salaries [payable at the Exchequer] as per list [not entered] for half a year ending at uncertain [different] times3662161
pensions and annuities [payable at the Exchequer] exclusive of those paid by dormant warrant for half a year as per list [not entered]10744167
Mr. Nicholas for half a year on the Establishment of [the late Queen's private pensions and] salaries [payable] in his office to 1700 June 24 and [her] charities to 1700 Sept. 298504104
ditto on a list of bounties usually paid by him half yearly1200
ditto for French Protestants15000
Privy Purse to complete 40,000l. for the year ended at Xmas last8800
ditto in part of 40,000l. for the year beginning at Xmas last15600
Sir Stephen Evance in part of 1800l. for jewels900
Mr. Shales in part of 10,200l. due for plate5100
Band of Gentlemen Pensioners half a year to Xmas 17003000
Mr. Ferne to complete 15,300l.2400
Mr. Killegrew104
Mr. Ryley for repairs in his Majesty's Parks, remainder of 1662l. 16s. 4d.1012164
£23708413
Disposition Book XVI, p. 22.
Jan. 28.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter and papers [missing] from Mr. Sampson Sheafe, Deputy Collector of New Hampshire. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 502.
Same to Auditor Done to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Sir Cloudesley Shovell desiring that the receipts of the Captains or others to whom he paid imprested moneys for the abatements made from the pay of the late Second Marine Regiment, exceeding the charge of their Regimental clothes, may be taken as vouchers to clear the said imprests. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed account [missing] from the Marquess of Carmarthen, late Colonel of the late First Marine Regiment, concerning what is due to the subaltern officers of that Regiment. Ibid., p. 503.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to dispatch James Merrick's deputation as a waiter Southampton port loco John Dickenson deceased. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Wine Licences to take sufficient security from their Cashier, John Hill: and further to send my Lords an account of all arrears standing out on the revenue of Wine Licences. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hancock to keep a control of all the growing moneys of the Wine Licence revenue. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Works to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Francis Negus Esq., Surveyor of the Mews, for payment of [his bill for] the repairs of the Mews to Michaelmas past. Ibid., p. 504.
Jan. 28.Same to Lord Cutts et al, Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mary Matthew, sutler, concerning money due to her from out pensioners of Chelsea Hospital. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Andrew Bourguet for leave to land and pay Italian Duty on 49 pipes of wine of the growth of the Principality of Orange and County of Avignon which have remained 5 months on the water in lighters by reason the Customs Commissioners insist on French Duty for same. Reference Book VII, p. 450.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of William Taylor, Deputy Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall, praying a lease of some small tenements in said Duchy ut infra pp. 163, 169, in consideration of 556l. 13s. 5d. which he has disbursed for his Majesty's service. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Charles, Lord Halifax, Auditor of the Receipt to receive back from Sir John Jermaine the tally and order for the annuity of 800l. on the Act of 5–6 Wm. III, c. 20, the same being dated 1695 July 23 and to cancel same and in lieu thereof to levy 57 tallies in such proportions as may answer to the purchase of 56 annuities of 14l. and one of 16l.: as he intends to make particular dispositions of the said annuity. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 168.