Treasury Warrants
May 1702, 21-31

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'Treasury Warrants: May 1702, 21-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 17: 1702 (1939), pp. 221-234. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=87371 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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May 1702, 21-31

May 21.Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the allowing of a third part of the fines in the Queen's Bench to prosecutors. King's Warrant Book XXI, pp. 209–10.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a Commission of Wine Licences: the Commissioners to be Nicholas Fenn, Thomas Lake, John Harwood, Robert Lowndes and Thomas Goodall: with the salary of 200l. per an. each for Xmas last. Ibid., p. 211.
May 21.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to grant power to the Lord Treasurer to manage the Alienation Office and to appoint his substitutes in order thereto [in order to such management]. King's Warrant Book XXI, pp. 212–4.
Same to same for a same to authorise the Lord Treasurer to appoint Receivers General of the Land Tax and Subsidies granted by the late Act of Parliament [1 Anne c. 6]. Ibid., p. 218.
Same to same for a same for 20,000l. to "our trusty and well beloved servant" Sir Stephen Evance, jeweller, for jewels furnished or to be furnished for the Queen's service. (The privy seal bears date May 30.) Ibid., p. 242.
Money warrant for 100l. to Charles Hore gent. as reward for discovering a considerable fraud in her Majesty's brewhouse at St. Catharine's [Wharf]. (Money order dated May 22 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 51. Order Book V, p. 359. Disposition Book XVI, p. 56.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to do as they think fit on the enclosed letters [missing] of William Holbech concerning the returns for the Duties on Houses &c. in Co. Devon &c. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 19.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorials [missing] of the Navy Treasurer in behalf of the Paymaster and Cashier of the Navy and the Cashier of the Victualling for additional clerks in view of the extraordinary business at present in their respective offices. Ibid., p. 20.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Nicholas Norman for discharge of the Queen's part of the fine of 500l. imposed on his brother Anthony Norman for importing French Alamodes. Reference Book VII, p. 465.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant of date March 21 last to the Master of the Jewel Office for the delivery to the Earl of Bradford, Treasurer of the Household, of the same quantity of silver plate which his lordship returned to the Jewel Office upon the great recoinage. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 216.
Precept addressed by the Commissioners for taking, examining and stating the Public Accounts of the Kingdom to William Blathwayt, Surveyor and Auditor General of the Revenues in America, requiring him to deliver to them the several accounts as follows viz. of all the respective revenues, impositions, quit rents, fines, forfeitures and other Duties arising and accruing to her Majesty or her royal Predecessors out of the Islands and Plantations in America as follows under her Majesty's Government and obedience, expressing and specifying what hath been received and on what head or branch and by whom; and what hath been paid and to whom and by what warrant, order or direction and the use or service for which it was paid: as the respective auditors or other proper officers of each Plantation and place have stated and passed them [the said accounts].
And to make return of the premises in quarterly accounts attested under the hands of the respective Auditors or other proper officers on June 17 next at 10 o'clock in the morning [to wit] concerning the quarterly accounts of the said several receipts and issues aforesaid for the places and times as follow viz.
those of Barbados from March 1690 to 25 Dec. 1701.
those of Jamaica from Michaelmas 1695 to 25 Dec. 1701.
those of Virginia from 31 May 1695 to 25 Dec. 1701.
those of New York from Michaelmas 1695 to 25 Dec. 1701.
those of Maryland from 22 August 1690 to 25 Dec. 1701.
those of Massachusett Bay from 29 May 1695 to 25 Dec. 1701.
those of New Hampshire from 16 May 1695 to 25 Dec. 1701.
those of Bermudas from 25 Aug. 1699 to 25 Dec. 1701.
those of the Caribbee Islands from 25 March 1691 to 25 Dec. 1701.
together with the like accounts of any other Colony, place or Plantation in America where her Majesty has any income, impost or Duty arising since the 5 Nov. 1688 to the said time [25 Dec., 1701]. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, p. 61.
May 22.Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to take off the respits on the pay of Col. Dutton Colt's Regiment from 1692–3 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 and to complete the pay thereof by the musters of Nov. and Dec. 1692 when they were ordered to the West Indies, no muster rolls having been returned after their embarcation: and further to allow the pay of the Colonel and other Officers for the several times (for which they are respited) during which they were employed about pressing affairs of said Regiment such as recruits, clothing &c. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 428.
Money warrant for 100l. to Henry Killegrew as royal bounty: to be paid by 4l. a week as from March 8 last. (Money warrant dated May 23 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 51. Order Book V, p. 359.
Same for 15,000l. to the Trustees for Exchequer Bills as below as imprest for paying 3 per cent. reward to the respective subscribers to the present contract for circulating 500,000l. Exchequer Bills which will determine the 16th of June next: as in part of 18,500l. granted by the Act of 1 Anne c. 6. (Money order dated May 30 hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 51. Order Book V, p. 359.
Treasury warrant to the Trustees for Exchequer Bills to apply 1060l. (out of 19,000l. appropriated by the Act 12–13 Wm. III c. 10) for salaries to themselves and their clerks for half a year to April 27 last.
Appending: detailed bill of said salaries. the three Trustees.
£
Sir James Bateman at 400l. per an.200
John Heathcote Esq. at 400l. per an.200
Henry Fermor Esq. at 400l. per an.200
their Officers.
Lionel Herne, Secretary and Accomptant at 250l. per an.125
Samuell Mitchell, assistant at 100l. per an.50
Love Hawgood, clerk at 50l. per an.25
Samuell Edwards, cashier at 200l. per an.100
Cha. Newman, Teller at 60l. per an.30
Thomas Brookhouse, clerk at 60l.30
Daniel Bridge, clerk at 60l. per an.30
Edward Thomas, clerk at 50l. per an.25
William Parrott, housekeeper at 40l. per an.20
John Walworth, messenger at 40l. per an.20
Mris. Ann Parrott for cleaning the rooms &c. at 10l. per an.5
£1060
Money Book XVI, p. 52.
May 22.Letter of direction for 8415l. 2s. 3d. to the Earl of Ranelagh and 2713l. 15s. 0d. to the Navy Treasurer: out of loans on the Subsidy and Land Tax [Act 1 Anne 6]: to be applied as follows:
to the Earl of Ranelagh in part of 700,000l. for 40,000 men.
£s.d.
to clear the quarters for the Officers and recruits of Major General Lumley's Regiment 100l.; Col. Wood's 200l.; Duke of Schonberg's 600l.; Lord Raby's Dragoons 200l.; Lord Tiviot's 400l.; Col. Ross's 400l.; and for 12 Companies and additional men now going over to Holland to complete the 12 Battalions 360l.2260
in part of 87,125l. for 10,000 men for sea service.
for the Detachment of the First Regiment of Guards 390l. 16s. 9d.; for second Regiment ditto 828l. 12s. 0d.; for Sir Henry Bellasyse's Regiment 1106l. 17s. 6d.; Lieut. Gen. Churchill's ditto 1106l. 17s. 6d.; Brigadier Seymour's ditto 1106l. 17s. 6d.; Royal Regiment of Fusiliers 702l. 12s. 0d.; Col. Lloyd's Dragoons 912l. 9s. 0d.615523
to the Navy Treasurer in further part of 2,080,000l. for sea service.
to be paid over by the Navy Treasurer to the Earl of Ranelagh on account of 6 weeks' subsistence to the Regiments of Col. Fox 1106l. 17s. 6d., Lord Shannon 1106l. 17s. 6d. and Col. Villiers 500l. being part of 10,000 soldiers for sea service2713150
(William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer to so pay same to the Earl of Ranelagh.)
Disposition Book XVI, pp. 57, 56.
William Lowndes to Mr. Blathwayte to prepare a royal warrant to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 5000l. to Capt. Samuell Atkinson and Nicholas Roope for transporting horse to Holland. Ibid., p. 57.
May 22.Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General. You will see from the enclosed letters [missing] that Mr. Rowe and Lady Wood agree to try the issues proposed by you. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 20.
Same to Auditor Shales to despatch all the Earl of Bradford's accounts of the taxes of which he is Receiver General. (Same to said Earl to perfect his said accounts.) Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners for Taxes for Whitehall to forward their assessment duplicates to the Queen's Remembrancer's Office. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated May 21 for taking off the embargo from all vessels employed on the river of Bristol or upon the Severn from within the city of Bristol up into the land and not outwards; and from all vessels in the Cinque ports employed in fishing upon the coasts as also from all foreign vessels belonging to subjects of the Allies provided they carry out none of the Queen's subjects. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 185.
Same to same to observe a like order of the 10th May that no Scots seamen be imprested out of any Scots ships [in English ports] on their producing a certificate from the Secretary of State for Scotland that they are subjects of that kingdom: and that Scots ships [in English ports] be permitted to proceed on their voyages to Scotland. Ibid., p. 186.
William Lowndes to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed representation [missing] of the Judges in Ireland proposing an allowance to the Marshal of the Four Courts in Dublin towards the better execution of his office. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 215.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe to prepare a patent under the Exchequer seal to constitute William Roberts to the office of steward and keeper of the Courts of Menay in Anglesea as amply &c. as Sir William Williams bart., Owen Roberts gent or any other predecessor therein. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 217.
Same to same for a lease to the Provost and Fellows of Eton College of the messuage or tenement called the Christopher Inn in Eton with its appurtenants, [to wit] the 2½ acres of meadow at Gogeons Pool and the close called Parsons Close of 1½ acres and of the 1½ acres of land adjoining thereto in West Mill Ferry, and the 2 acres in Brooke Furlong and half acre next Gogeons alias Gogeans Poole; and 3½ acres next Sandhill; and 2 acres next Wardgate; and 2 acres next Birding Bush; and 3½ acres there and 3 acres at Parsons Bush; one acre at Wenthall; and 1 acre at Calverton Lane End; and 6 acres in Little Broad Meere; and 3 acres abutting on Broad Mere; and 2 acres there: being now or late in the tenures of John Foster, his widow or assigns: being parcel of the possessions of the College of Eton and [now] by exchange part of the manor and Honor and Castle of Windsor: all for 26½ years from 1725 Nov. 8: at the ancient rent of 4l. 5s. 0d. and fine of 300l.
Prefixing: particular and memorandum of the premises by Auditor Shales and ratal thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, pp. 218–20.
May 22.Appointment by Treasurer Godolphin of Thomas Strickland to officiate as Commissioner or Chief Officer in the Transfer Office under the Million Act [5 Wm. III c. 7] on the Salt Duties &c.: he having been temporarily appointed 1699–1700 Jan. 22 by the Treasury Lords as in place of Thomas Neal then deceased. Ibid., p. 229.
May 23.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to distribute and apply 92,341l. 7s. 2d. to Deficient Funds as follows: the said sum representing the receipts between April 28 last and May 23 inst. from branches of the revenue as follows: viz. 16,598l. 16s. 10d. from the Duties on Windows; 4734l. 2s. 11d. from Additional Impositions; 7l. 16s. 10d. from the new Duty on Salt; 4058l. 2s. 11d. from the Continued Duty on paper; 19,172l. 0s. 5d. from the New Customs; 9600l. 10s. 0d. from the Duty on Marriages; 38,169l. 17s. 3d. from the Continued Impositions: the distribution and application to be hereby as follows viz.:
Deficiencies as computed by Act of Parliament.How they stood upon the Register the 23rd May 1702.The distribution and application hereby ordered.
First 4s. Aid556221055121154105466
Third 4s. Aid40737203328802037721148
Fourth 4s. Aid917101137207617917383131
Second Quarterly Poll892751348466513416924
Three Fourths Customs2134471591609471594045180
Salt1711500001094246166324419
Two Thirds Additional Excise160000009255411113032160
Additional Impositions4451777438050000843868
Vellum and Parchment224114720210617424819
Marriages64800000480690001228216
487161180359645689234172
Money Book XVI, p. 53.
May 25.Royal sign manual for the payment to Henry Killegrew of so much as is due for Dec. 10 last to March 8 last on the 4l. a week granted to him by the warrant of Wm. III. dated 1700–1 Jan. 14 supra Tr. Cal. XVI, p. 181: all by reason that no payment has been made on the money order of 1701 Dec.10 ut supra Tr. Cal. XVI, p. 400 (where the date of the money order should be Dec. 10). (Undated money order hereon. See infra under date August 25.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 217. Order Book V, p. 394.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to void the existing Commission of the Customs dated 1701 Dec. and in place thereof to appoint as Commissioners Charles Godolphin, Samuel Clark, Benjamin Overton, Robert Henley, Thomas Newport, Arthur Mainwaring and William Culliford, being the members as in the existing Commission. Ibid., pp. 219–221.
May 25.Same to same for a same for a new Commission of Excise, the new Commissioners to be Foot Onslow, Sir Philip Meadows, Francis Parry, William Strong, George Townsend, Phillip Ryley and Richard Cocks, as in place of the Commission of June 1700; being the same members as in the said prior Commission with the omission of the names of John Smith and William Fleming.
In the margin: this warrant was cancelled and a new warrant signed June 9 with an additional clause empowering the officers to seize all brandies, foreign spirits and strong waters imported at any port contrary to Acts of Parliament. Ibid., p. 226.
Same to same for a same for a grant to John Vanbrugh of the office of Comptroller of the Works loco William Talman Esq. Ibid., p. 229.
Royal sign manual for 294l. 14s. 5d. to William, Earl of Portland, for taxes assessed on the Great Park at Windsor for the year ended March 25 last and for repairs &c. in said park. (Money warrant dated June 3 hereon.) (Money order dated June 16 hereon.) Ibid., p. 238. Order Book V, p. 367.
Same for 1000l. to Aubrey, Earl of Oxford, as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated June 2 hereon.) (Money order dated June 4 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated June 8 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 246. Order Book V, p. 363. Disposition Book XVI, p. 62.
Letter of direction for 115l. 18s. 11½d. to the executors of Ralph Williamson, late Receiver for Co. Yorks. &c.; 538l. 12s. 6d. to Andrew Huddleston same for Co. Cumberland &c.; 344l. 10s. 0d. to William Green same for Co. Stafford: for their extraordinary charges in their respective receipts. Disposition Book XVI, p. 58.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh for an account of what you have received on the following appropriations viz.:
the 700,000l. for 40,000 men; the 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for Guards and Garrisons for the year from Xmas 1701.
the 87,125l. 10s. 0d. for 10,000 men for sea service.
the rest of the cost of the said 10,000 men as received from the Navy Treasurer. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 20.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated May 24 to permit the Charles galley of Bristol now at Bristol, 70 tons, to sail to Barbados and Jamaica with packets from the Earl of Nottingham, Secretary of State. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 188.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of the collectors [? of Taxes] of Co. Somerset concerning the sum of 8l. 11s. 0d. taken from Sir Edward Strode upon his taking the oaths: they being likely to be charged therewith. Reference Book VII, p. 465.
May 26.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new grant to Benjamin Jackson of the office of Master Mason to the Works. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 218.
May 26.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to William Ireland of the office of Chief Glazier of the Works: with the fee of 12d. a day and 24s. per an. for a livery [being the office he now holds]. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 222.
Same to same for a same for a grant to Grimlin [Grinling] Gibbons, gentleman, of the office of Master Carver to the Works with the usual fee or salary payable at the Exchequer in respect thereof [being the office he now holds]. Ibid.
Royal sign manual for 20,000l. to Lord Edward Russell, late Treasurer of the Chamber to William III: as imprest towards paying off the arrears due to the servants of the said late King. (Money warrant dated May 27 hereon.) (Money order dated May 28 hereon.) Ibid., p. 223. Order Book V, p. 361.
Same for 1462l. 17s. 3¾d. to James Vernon, late Secretary of State, being 650l. 0s. 10d. for one quarter and 37 days on his salary of 1850l. per an. as such from 1701 Xmas to 1702 May 1 on which day he delivered up the seals; and 702l. 13s. 9d. for same period on 2000l. per an. for secret service; and 110l. 2s. 3¼d. for 1 year and 37 days to same date from 1701 Lady day on his patent fee of 100l. per an. (Money warrant dated May 27 hereon.) (Money order dated June 1 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXI, pp. 223–4. Order Book V, p. 363.
Same for 4038l. 5s. 4d. to Charles, Earl of Manchester as follows:
£s.d.
for 22 weeks and 6 days on his ordinary of 100l. a week as late Ambassador in France, to wit from 1701 May 30 to Nov. 6 the day of his return into the presence228514
one quarter and 38 days on his salary of 1850l. per an. as late Secretary of State, to wit from 1701 Xmas to 1702 May 2 on which day he delivered up the seals [of his said office]64518
for same time on 3000l. per an. for secret service [as Secretary of State]10326
for same time on his patent fee of 100l. per an. [as same]356
£403854
(Money warrant dated May 27 hereon.) (Money order dated May 28 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 224. Order Book V, p. 360.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to grant to Josiah Key the office of Blacksmith to the Works (smith of black and other iron works &c.) [being a renewal of his present office]. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 241.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to constitute James Dewy, William Clayton, Charles Dartiquenave, Germaine Ireton and Maximilian Stephens as Agents for Taxes; with the salary of 200l. per an. each to the first 4 and 100l. per an. to the said Stephens, Ibid., pp. 262–3.
May 26.Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay 160l. to the owners, adventurers and fishermen of Great Yarmouth for one year to 1701 Sept. 29 for the Excise of strong beer for the North Sea and Herring fishery. Money Book XVI, p. 54.
Treasury warrant dormant to Richard Taylor gent, Paymaster of the Million Lottery Tickets, to pay the following sums yearly viz.: 600l. to Thomas Strickland as Commissioners or Chief Officer in the Transfer Office; 100l. for house rent; 100l. for a housekeeper; 150l. for a deputy; 100l. for an assistant or chief clerk; 150l. for under clerks (total 1200l. per an.). Ibid., p. 55.
For Treasurer Godolphin's subscription for the execution of a dormant warrant for payment of 300l. per an. to Dr. Titus Oates out of the Post Office see supra Tr. Cal. Vol. XIII, pp. 409–10. Money Book XIV, p. 123.
Letter of direction for 9216l. 11s. 10d. to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of Civil List moneys arising since March 8 last: and is intended for Prince Lewis of Baden in pursuance of the late King's promise for carrying on the service upon the Upper Rhine: and is in part of 100,000l. directed [contributed out of her Civil List moneys] by the Queen for public uses. Disposition Book XVI, p. 58.
Same for 20,733l. 9s. 8¾d. to same: out of loans on the Subsidies and Land Tax: to be applied as follows viz.:
in part of 264,874l. 10s. 0d. for the Guards and Garrisons for 1702.
£s.d.
to complete 11,812l. 9s. 5¾d. for 2 months' clearings to the Forces in England Feb. 25 last to April 24 last90657
to clear the Garrisons to same time236933
for 2 weeks' subsistence to the Troops in England to June 10 next5648188
in part of 87,125l. for 10,000 soldiers for sea service. for subsistence for 7 new Regiments of Foot part of the said 10,000 soldiers2800
in part of 700,000l. for 40,000 men to act in conjunction with the Allies.
for the Earl of Orkney for the charge of transporting his Companies and recruits from Scotland to Holland as by the Queen's warrant of the 18th inst.500
for the officers and recruits of Col. Wyndham's Regiment200
for the Troops of the Earl of Arran's Regiment150
£207339
Ibid., p. 59.
William Lowndes to Mr. King to acquaint the Commissioners of Accounts that ever since the expiry (at Michaelmas 1688) of Lord Townsend's farm of the 4s. per chaldron, Newcastle measure, for exported coal that Duty has been managed by the Customs Commissioners and is not now in farm.
The Surveyor of Woods and Forests North Trent is Thomas Hewit Esq. who had a patent from the late King during pleasure. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 21.
May 26.William Lowndes to Mr. Ryley. Referring to your estimate of 165l. 8s. 4d. for repairs in New Park you are to inform the Lord Treasurer where [in what forest south of the Trent] this money may be raised by wood sales. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to assist the prestmasters in Co. Sussex in pressing seamen for the Fleet as by the Earl of Nottingham's letter enclosed [missing]. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council dated May 24 (made on the memorial of Robert Yate of Bristol) removing the embargo from all boats and small vessels carrying provisions and necessaries for the city of Bristol from as far as Tenby on the Welsh side and Bideford on the English side of the Bristol Channel up into the river Severn and the Bristol river and not outward. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 188.
Treasury letters patent constituting the following as Queen's waiters London port (being their present offices): viz. Charles West, Edmund Read, Roth (Rose) Peterman, Thomas Pennington, James Wingfeild, William Parsons, William Nicholas, Thomas Hardwick, Edward Heron, Nicholas Raynton, Richard Warner; Tutchen Martin, Benjamin Johnson, Samuel Grice. (Dormant money warrants for paying the salaries of 52l. per an. each to the said officers.) Ibid., pp. 189, 190. Money Book XVI, p. 54.
May 27.Confirmation by Treasurer Godolphin of a money order of 1695–6 March 23 for 245l. 13s. 6d. to Andrew Huddleston see supra Tr. Cal. X, p. 1326 under date 1695–6 Feb. 26. Order Book IV, p. 272. V, p. 364.
The like of the money order of 1700 May 23 for 292l. 19s. 0d. to said Andrew Huddleston ut supra Tr. Cal. XV, p. 334 under date 1700 April 29. Order Book V, p. 176, 364.
The like of a money warrant (supra p. 127) dated 1701–2 Jan. 21 for 344l. 10s. 6d. to William Green. Money Book XVI, p. 6.
Letter of direction for 221l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber: out of Civil List Funds: to be paid to Thomas Herbert, the late King's clockmaker, for 3 bills for keeping the said King's clocks for one year to 1701 Sept. 29. Disposition Book XVI, p. 59.
Same for 21,382l. 7s. 6d. to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of loans on the Subsidies and Land Tax: as in part of 700,000l. for 40,000 men for the Allies: and to be applied as follows:
£s.d.
for bread for the Forces in the Low Countries being 100,000 guilders at 10 guilders 7 stivers per £ as by contract with Monsieur Machado9216100
for 200 bread waggons for 4 months at 5 guilders 10 stivers a day each as by a contract with same12165176
£2138276
Ibid., p. 60.
May 27.William Lowndes to the Lord Chamberlain to swear and admit John Thorowkettle as a Messenger in ordinary to the Queen in order to his being admitted into the office of messenger attending the Treasury [being a renewal of the office now held by him]. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 21.
May 28.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to appoint John Bridges as Solicitor to the Customs (Agent and Solicitor to the Customs Commissioners in all suits &c.): with the salary or annuity of 300l. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 229.
Same to same for a same for a grant to Samuell Edwin Esq. of the office of Usher of the Receipt of the Exchequer and of Keeper of the Council Chamber of the Star Chamber within the Palace of Westminster: [being a renewal of his present office]. Ibid., p. 231.
Same to same for a same to constitute Sir John Stanley bart. to be Warden of the Mint (Keeper of the Change and Money within the Tower of England and Keeper of the coinage of gold and silver within the kingdom of England): being a re-grant of his present office. Ibid., p. 244.
Same to same for a same to constitute John Ellis as Comptroller of the Mint and Mints within the Tower of London: being the office he already holds and as amply &c. as he or Thomas Molinox and Charles Mason or any other predecessor therein. Ibid., p. 247.
Same to same for a same to re-grant to Mr. Isaac Newton the office of Master and Worker of the Mint. Ibid., p. 249.
Royal sign manual for 15,000l. to Edward Nicholas as royal bounty for the French Protestant refugees; 3000l. thereof towards the relief and support of poor distressed French ministers and 12,000l. for the like of other poor French Protestants. (Money warrant dated June 5 hereon.) (Money order dated June 7 hereon.) (Letter of direction dated June 9 hereon.) Ibid., p. 246. Money Book XVI, p. 63. Order Book V, p. 366. Disposition Book XVI, p. 66.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor for a great seal for a re-grant to Hugh Wooldridge gent of the office of Comptroller of the Coinage of tin within the Counties of Cornwall and Devon and also of Keeper of the gaol of Lostwithiel in Cornwall: all as amply as Richard Bonythan, Haniball Vivian, Andrew Cory, Seymour Tredenham or the said Wooldridge or any other predecessors therein. King's Warrant Book XXI, p. 252.
May 28.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor for a great seal for a grant to Thomas Hall of the office of Chief Clerk of the Mint and of the office of Clerk of the Papers belonging to the Mint; his former patent for the said offices being hereby revoked. Ibid., p. 253.
Royal sign manual for 30,000l. to John, Visct. Fitz Hardinge, Treasurer of the Chamber, as imprest for the service of his Office. (Privy seal dated May 30 hereon.) Ibid., p. 263.
May 29.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Richard Bulkeley Esq., son to Richard, Lord Bulkeley, Visct. [Bulkeley of] Cashel, of the offices of Chancellor and Chamberlain of the counties of Anglesea, Carnarvon and Merioneth with the fee of 20l. per an.; and of Constable of the Castle of Beaumaris and Captain of Beaumaris with the fee of 40 marks per an.: all as granted by Wm. III to the said Richard, Viscount Bulkeley, whose grant thereof is hereby to be revoked. Ibid., p. 242.
Letter of direction for 1000l. to William Lowndes for secret service: 215l. whereof is to be be satisfied out of Civil List moneys grown due before March 8 last (and to be to satisfy so much advanced to Dr. Bidloe for his service and attendance on the late King in his sickness) and the remaining 785l. out of [the like] money grown due since March 8 last. Disposition Book XVI, p. 60.
Same for 6000l. to the Navy Treasurer out of loans on the Subsidies and Land Tax [as by 1 Anne c. 6]: and is (with 12,000l. lately issued to same) to complete 2 years to Lady day last to the Chest at Chatham as by the Navy Commissioners' memorial of the 27th inst. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Arthur Shallet for leave to compound a Customs debt. (The like letter to the Excise Commissioners.) Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 21.
Same to same enclosing an extract [missing] from a letter of Thomas Cole, Collector of Cowes port, together with a letter [missing] from Mr. Burchett, Secretary to the Lord Admiral, relating to some Dutch vessels being stopped by the embargo. The officers at Cowes are to permit the said vessels to sail. Ibid., p. 22.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to speak with the Lord Treasurer on Monday next about the enclosed report [missing] from the Ordnance Office on the estimate of stores of war demanded for Barbados and the Leeward Islands. Ibid.
May 29.Same to the Master of the Jewel Office. Send my Lord Treasurer an account of plate delivered by indenture out of the Jewel Office and now standing out unreturned, with a list of the names of the persons who are liable thereunto. Ibid.
Same to the Wine Licence Commissioners to report on the respective petitions [missing] of the following for the place of Solicitor for Wine Licences viz. Lawrence Braddon, John Ange, Edward Hoblyn, William Brockett. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Lord Fairfax concerning 600l. per an. granted to Lord Culpeper in lieu of "the quit rents" of Virginia. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] for a more particular report as to the rents and arrears parcel of the East, West and North Fens which Dame Margaret Owen petitioned for as a concealment. Are the said lands enjoyed under the grant of Charles I or not? Ibid., p. 23.
Treasurer Godolphin's flat for royal letters patent to constitute [confirm] the following in the offices they now enjoy viz.
Henry Fairfax as Comptroller of Newcastle-on-Tyne port;
Marmaduke [Nicholas] and William Nicholas as same of Chester port;
John Kent a Collector for Lynn Regis port;
Antho. Meek and Clere Windham as one of the 5 under searchers of London port.
Peregrine Bertie as a same.
Edward Ashe as Comptroller of Plymouth port.
Henry Segar as Comptroller of Hull port. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 191, 193.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Edward Denneston, one of the General Surveyors of Excise, for a reward for discovering a fraud in S. Katherine's Brewhouse. Reference Book VII, p. 465.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Kent, late Receiver General [for Co. Lancs.], for allowance of 2420l. 19s. 2d. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt.
Likewise of his petition for repayment of the 923l. 7s. 0d. which he advanced to the Commissioners of the Capitation [granted by the Act 8–9 Wm. III, c. 6] in Lancashire on their promised allowance of 30s. a day: and took notes or bonds [from them] for the money, which notes he had [would have] put in suit [against them] in passing his accounts but that he was directed by the late Treasury Lords not to proceed with rigour against those gentlemen: notwithstanding which a process [ad computandum] has issued against the petitioner: therefore praying that the money may be paid [by] the Commissioners and that process may not be issued any more against him for his account of the year 1699. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Gilbert Spencer, late same for Co. Kent, for allowance of 709l. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt between 1694 and 1699. Ibid.
May 29.Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Henry Yaxloe for a place as Surveyor of the Duties on Houses. Reference Book VII, p. 455.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated May 18 to the Master of the Great Wardrobe to deliver 12 pairs of Colours to the Queen's Regiment commanded by Col. Seymour. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 228.
Treasury letters patent appointing William Weckett to be Keeper of the Treasury Chambers, being the office he now holds.
The like to John Thorowkettle to be messenger [of the Chamber] attending the Lord Treasurer. Ibid.
Same appointing Robert Gilliver as Receiver General of Crown Lands in Co. Derby: being the place to which he was constituted by patent in the reign of William III. Ibid., p. 231.
May 31.Money order for 100,000l. to the Bank of England for 1 year to 1703 June 1 on their annuity as by their patent of 1694 June 15. Order Book V, p. 364.
Treasurer Godolphin's warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Costyn as a watchman London port loco Charles Peacock deceased.
Thomas Williamson as a tidesman Whitehaven port loco William Musgrave relinquished. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 194.