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APPENDICES OF MATERIAL ACCUMULATED UP TO THE CLOSE OF THE REIGN OF WM. III.

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Appendix I. Treasury Minutes 2 Jan. 1690–1 to 4 May 1691490–511
" II. Secret Service Accounts 20 April 1689 to 8 March 1701–2513–939
" III. Account of the Civil List debt at the death of Wm. III941–1078
" IV. Account of the Army debt at the death of Wm. III1079–1204

APPENDIX I.

TREASURY MINUTES

from 2 Jan. 1690–1 to 4 May 1691.

Treasury Minutes, January—May, 1691.

The following portion of the Treasury Minute Book covers the period 2 January 1690–1 to 4 May 1691. It occupies the concluding pages 191–268 of Vol. T 99/1. The succeeding four volumes of Treasury Minutes are missing. These four volumes covered the periods.

June, 1691 to March, 1692
March, 1692 to March, 1693
March, 1693 to March, 1694
March, 1694 to April, 1695.

In the hope that the whole of this intervening gap might be filled by the discovery of the four missing volumes the printing of the present fragment has been intentionally delayed. But so far every effort to trace the missing volumes has failed, and as the present instalment of Calendar extends to the end of the reign of Wm. III it has been decided not to delay any longer the printing of the existing portion.

In a thin paper-backed volume or booklet now numbered T 29/627 there exists a series of extracts from inter al. the above four missing volumes. These extracts were made some time after May 1703 by Christopher Tilson, one of the principal clerks of the Treasury. They bear only on one subject viz. the allowing of premiums, discounts or rebates on public securities from 1690 to 1700. The extracts are taken not merely from the Minute Book but from the Warrant Books and Letter Books. Probably nine-tenths of the contents of the booklet duplicate with the Calendar now in print. It is therefore unnecessary to calendar these portions. Furthermore to print any such extracts from the Minute Books alone would produce the wrong impression that they form the complete text of the missing Minute Book volumes.

1691, 2 January-4 May

1690–1. January 2. Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Vice-Chancellor [sic? for Chancellor of the Exchequer or? for Sir Jo. Lowther, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household], Sir Ste[phen] Fox, Mr. Pelham.
Mr. Phil. Howard and Mr. Attorney [General] to be here this day sevennight [at] 5 [in the] afternoon about the business of Cook, lately executed in Essex: and my Lord of Oxford to have notice thereof.
Mr. Dodington and partners to be here on Monday morning next [struck through: see below].
The contractors for the cloth of the Danish clothing are to have 6000l. in weekly payments and tallies for 7239l. 11s. 10d. [to be charged] upon the Continuation of the New Impositions [to wit in the course on the Register] after the Dutch are paid.
[Send] a letter to Mr. Fox to accept a bill from Monsieur La Bare from Holland for 2000l. for buying tents and arms for the Danes.
[My Lords decide to] move his Majesty upon the Minute of 26 December [last supra Treasury Calendar Vol. IX, p. 435] touching the returning of money to Savoy upon Sir Jos[eph] Herne's proposal.
[My Lords order] the Paymasters of the Army in England [Earl of Ranelagh] and Ireland [Mr. Fox] to examine how far the twopences of each Regiment are engaged for the clothing [and also of the Independent Troops and Companies].
[Write] Mr. Dodington and partners for a security [for their capability] of performing their [clothing] contract offer to deposit their tallies in such hands as the [Treasury] Lords will appoint and for the time of delivery [struck through]. The whole to be well shrunk and to be delivered the first day of March next and his Majesty to be moved touching the time of delivery. (In the margin: "5 Jan. 1690–1 ordered by his Majesty 1st March next.")
The Commissioners of Excise to attend on Monday morning next at 9 a'clock.
[My Lords order] 50l. to be issued to Mr. [Rudolph] Kien out of the money reserved for the King's journey. Treasury Minute Book T 99/1, p. 191.
January 5.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Ste[phen] Fox, Mr. Pelham.
No entry of any minute. Ibid., p. 192.
Eodem die afternoon.Present: The King's most Excellent Majesty: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
The Irish prisoners that are going from Ireland to Ostend are to have at their landing 12d. per diem for their Officers and 4d. per diem for the common soldiers till his Majesty disposes of them.
[The King orders] 4076l. to be paid next Wednesday for the Dutch Regiments of Guards.
[The King orders a] letter to Lord Ranelagh to write to Schulenberg to furnish forthwith 1000l. for the said [Irish] prisoners: to be disposed according to the rates aforesaid by the Commissary of the Pay Office:
[also] 1000l. more for the Regiment of FitzPatrick on account of their pay:
the like for the Regiment of Fuziliers: and [to order Schulenberg] to draw bills on the Earl of Ranelagh [for repayment] for the said 3000l.
[The King orders] 450l. to be issued to Mr. Fox upon account of Contingencies. [and is to be] for the King's baggage.
[The King orders] 800l. to be issued to me [William Jephson] for secret service: out of the arrears of the Hearthmoney.
[The King orders the] D[uke of] Schonbergh to have 4000l. per an. out of secret service for his present subsistence and a quarter [thereon to be issued] forthwith.
The Commissioners of Excise [are] called in and they say they will take care that the King may depend upon the weekly money that comes in upon the Hereditary Excise and the fourth part of the Temporal [Temporary Excise] for repayment of the [loan from the] citizens except these sums undermentioned viz.
£s.d.
the Chamberlain [of the city of London]
Lord Lucas1042118
William Churchill10160
John Topham300113
Hen. St. George1318185
E[arl] of Montague600000
Peter Geary2996191
William Jephson100000
Lord Fairfax60000
Edw. Russell1301120
ditto600000
Thom. Lake, Esq.4001810
Lady Williams10000
Fran. Kenton26153
Sir Jo. Chardin180000
£23,22426
His Majesty appoints Col. Godfrey. Col. Lewson and Col. Selwyn to inspect the clothing undertaken by Mr. Dodington and partners and to take care that the same be in every respect performed according to their contract: and the [Treasury] Lords are to appoint persons to do the same [inspection] for such part of the clothing as shall be delivered in the country, if the [Treasury] Lords think fit to have any delivered there. Treasury Minute Book T 99/1, pp. 192–3.
January 6.
Treasury Chambers. Whitehall.
Present: Mr. [Richard Hampden] Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
[No entry of any minute]. Ibid., p. 194.
January 7.
Treasury Chambers. Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
[Write to] Sir Jos. Herne to be here on Friday morning at 10 o'clock and the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance [are to attend] at the same time about saltpetre.
[Write to] the Commissioners of Excise to be here on Friday morning next at 10 o'clock.
The Agents [for Taxes are] to attend to-morrow at 5 [in the] afternoon and nobody else to be let in [to the Treasury Chamber]. Ibid., p. 195.
January 8.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox. Mr. Pelham.
Mr. Dodington and partners [are] to be here to-morrow at 10 in the morning. Ibid., p. 196.
January 9.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
The Auditors of the Imprest are to attend this day sevennight in the afternoon with a state of Mr. Harbord's accounts.
Ordered that 50l. be issued to me [William Jephson] for secret service: to be paid over to Monsieur le Conte de Lostane. (fn. 1)
Col. Godfrey, Col. Lewson and Col. Selwyn to be here on Monday morning next at 10 a'clock.
Sir Jos. Herne [attends] about saltpetre from the East India Company. He will call a Court [of the said Company on my Lords' proposal] and [will] bring my Lords an answer.
Sir Jos. Herne proposes to furnish the money for the D[uke] of Savoy [and to take his repayment in the form of or] by tallies on the new Duties at the Custom House [the Impositions on East India goods by 2 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 2 c. 4]. My Lords will move his Majesty upon it. Ibid., p. 197.
January 12.
Whitehall, Treasury Chambers.
Present: Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
The Earl of Bath [is to be] desired to be here to-morrow at 5 [in the] afternoon, about his interest in St. James's Park. Ibid., p. 198.
Eodem die afternoon.Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
Ordered that 450l. be issued to Mr. Fox upon account of Contingencies; the same being for the expense of his Majesty's baggage, waggons and horses in Ireland. Ibid.
January 13.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
[Send word to] the Commissioners of the Navy to attend on Friday next at 5 in the afternoon.
Move his Majesty for [an order for] money for the Irish prisoners in the Marshalsea and such French prisioners as are brought in; the Admiralty refusing to supply money for this service.
[Edward] Davies, [Lionel] Delawafre, etc. [are] to be heard this day sennight afternoon.
Lord Howard of Effingham to have notice and Mr. Attorney General and Mr. Blathwaite to be here then [about the money, plate and goods seized from the said Davis, Delawafre and John Hinton and shipped on the Loyal Effingham and consigned to his Excellency Francis, Lord Howard].
Mr. Gerey the Agent to attend on Friday next afternoon, upon the petition of Simpkins, etc.
The Commissioners of Excise are [by my Lords ordered] to consider the Act for granting to their Majesties several Additional Duties of Excise upon beer, ale, etc. [2 Wm. and Mary, Session 2 c. 3, for doubling the Excise for one year], and to give their opinion what the Duties arising by that Act may probably produce within the time for which they are granted. Ibid., p. 199.
January 14.
Kensington.
Present: the King's most Excellent Majesty: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
Mr. Twitty [is ordered] to be at the Treasury to-morrow morning at 10 a'clock.
[The King orders] breeches to be provided with the surtout [for the Forces].
[The King orders] Col. Lewson and Col. Matthews to have 9l. a horse for recruits. Treasury Minute Book T 99/1. p. 200.
January 15.
Treasury Chambers. Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox.
Col. Godfrey, Col. Lewson and Col. Selwyn [are] to be here tomorrow at 5 afternoon.
Mr. Dodington and partners [are to be requested] to make proposals for the serjeants' clothing and for breeches of kersey for the whole and to bring the same to-morrow in the afternoon.
[Write to] Lord Ranelagh and Mr. Fox to prepare an account of what will serve to clear each Regiment under their respective cares [of pay] to the 1st inst., and if they can be ready by tomorrow afternoon, to bring it with them. Ibid., p. 201.
January 16.
Treasury Chambers. Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
The Auditors of the Imprest and Mr. Shales [are ordered] to be here on Thursday morning about Mr. Harbord's accounts. Ibid., p. 202.
January 19.
Treasury Chamters. Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
The Commissioners of the Customs [are] to be here to-morrow afternoon about the two Swedish ships [lately arrived in the Hope and laden with naval stores. praying to be permitted to proceed to Amsterdam].
Mr. Blathwayte, Mr. Charles Fox and my Lord Ranelagh [are] to be here to-morrow morning at 10 a'clock about the Irish prisoners in the Marshalsea.
The Commissioners [for coining of] farthings [are] to be here on Friday afternoon.
The Lord Chief Baron and the Barons of the Exchequer, the [bishop of St. David's the] Lord Almoner and Mr. Attorney General [are] desired to be here on Friday next about [Francis] Bonny's business [the said Bonny having committed suicide but his estate being saved from forfeiture to the king by the jury's verdict of insanity, wherefore the Lord Almoner prays a grant of a recognizance forfeited by the said Bonny]. Ibid., p. 203.
January 20.
Treasury Chambers. Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
[My Lords direct] a letter to the Lords Justices [of Ireland] and the Paymasters of [the Army in] Ireland [to signify his Majesty's pleasure] that out of the pay of the private soldiers and non-Commission Officers 15 farthings for [every] 2 days is to be deducted to answer the bread [which] Pereira shall furnish or [alternatively to go] towards the payment of the landlords where they are quartered.
Mr. Harbord lends 7000l. on the Continuing Act for tobacco, etc. [2 Wm. and Mary, Session 2 c. 5]: and [my Lords order that] the same is to be issued to the Privy Purse. Ibid., p. 204.
1690–1.
Eodem die afternoon.
Present: ut supra.
Sir Tho. Chichley and Mr. Thompson [are] to be heard about the derelict lands on Monday next at 5 afternoon. Ibid.
January 21.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
A demand being made by the Office of Ordnance for saltpetre much beyond the proportion of what will be requisite for the Naval service this year, my Lords do defer coming to any agreement with the E[ast] India Company till they can know from the Lords of the Admiralty whether they will not be pleased to pay, out of the money appropriated to the use of the Navy [out of the Twelve Months' Aid 2 Wm. and Mary, Session 2 c. 1] for so much as the naval service shall require for this year's service. A letter is to be written to Mr. Southerne [Secretary to the Admiralty] accordingly.
Sir Jos. Herne [is] called in about saltpetre [from the East India Company]. He says he has called a Court upon it and proposes that he may know the funds that shall be assigned for the payments in order to the proposing the same to the General Court [of the said Company]. He is [by my Lords] offered [payment out of] the [Tobacco Duty] Continuing Act or the Double Ninepence [Excise: he] to take his choice, or part on one and part on t'other. He [says he] will propound it to the General Court and give a speedy answer.
The Treasurer of the Navy [says] he will lend 50,000l. on the credit of the Twelve Months' Aid: and [my Lords order that] the same is to be issued to him in part of the 100,000l. appropriated [to the Navy] upon that Act.
My Lord Ranelagh [is] desired to be here to-morrow at 10 in the morning. Ibid., p. 205.
January 22.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
My Lord Lovelace [is to be] desired to inform Mr. Attorney General [on the subject of] of his Majesty's title to the late Herriott [Henrietta, Baroness] Wentworth's estate. Ibid., p. 206.
January 23.
Treasury Chambers.
Present: ut supra.
Mr. Stephens [the Navy Treasurer's Cashier attends] about the interest to be allowed upon the assignments of the Twelve Months' Aid for the Navy. My Lords are of opinion that 6 per cent. is sufficient upon that fund; and Mr. Twitty is to be ordered to take care thereof.
Sir Ste. Evance [attends] about returning [forwarding by bills of exchange] the money to the Duke of Savoy. He proposes to lend 10,000l. presently [immediately] upon the [credit of the] last [the new] Imposition upon East India goods etc. [2 Wm. and Mary, Session 2 c. 4] and that tallies shall be struck on the same Act [in repayment] of a further loan to be made by the Earl of Ranelagh of 45,000l. upon [or in payment of] bills [of exchange] for the like sum [to be provided] to the Duke of Savoy for this month of January and February and [similarly for like tallies by] 5000l. a month till the whole [year's subsidy to the Duke of Savoy] be paid or the bills shall be delivered [by the said Sir Stephen].
[My Lords order] a letter to Mr. [David] Gervaise and Mr. [Stephen] Noguier to give them notice that my Lords have agreed for the returning [forwarding] the money to Savoy.
[My Lords order] a letter to Monsieur D'Allone that Mr. Williams is to attend or some[one] on his behalf to explain his proposal concerning the Lottery farm. Ibid., p. 207.
Eodem die afternoon.Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox. Mr. Pelham.
On Monday sennight next in the afternoon my Lords will hear the business of Bonny's recognizances. The Barons of the Exchequer will be here then and all the parties concerned [are] to attend with their counsel if they please: and my Lord Almoner will give notice to the other side.
[My Lords order] Mr. Roger Pemberton to be Steward of the Courts of the Bishopric of Peterborough [sede vacante]. Treasury Minute Book T 99/1, p. 207.
January 26.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
The [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance [attend] about saltpetre, [to wit as to] the demand for [the Army in] Ireland and the ordinary [demand for the Office of Ordnance]. They are told [that] my Lords have taken care about the saltpetre and expect an answer suddenly from the East India Company. The other two articles [in the Ordnance Office demand] they will consider of a way to furnish money for that service.
Speak with Mr. Blathwayte this afternoon about the tents to be provided for Ireland.
Mr. Twitty [is ordered] to be here to-morrow morning. Ibid., p. 208.
Eodem die afternoon.Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
[My Lords order] a letter to the Lords Justices [of Ireland] to give the necessary directions to the respective officers for an account of the remains of tents, waggons of all sorts, horses, provisions [such] as hay, oats, horseshoes, shoes for the Foot and of all the [Army] clothing in general and of all other sorts of provisions, ammunition and other things relating to the Army, Ordnance, etc. [in Ireland].
[Write to] the Commissioners of Transports to give an account of what provisions they have furnished to any of the Army in their passage [to Ireland] and to what Regiments, Troops or Companies the deductions [for same] are applicable.
Mr. Richards, Receiver [General of the] Twelve Months' Aid for Hertfordshire [is to be ordered] to attend on Wednesday afternoon next. [This order is made] upon a letter [received by my Lords] touching his being clerk to the Commissioners [of Assessments for said Aid for said County].
Mr. Stephens [is] to be here to-morrow morning. Mr. Hutchinson [is] to be here on Wednesday afternoon next. Ibid.
January 27.
Treasury Chambers. Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
[Send to the] Commissioners of Excise to be here this afternoon at 5 o'clock exactly.
Sir Robert Howard [is to be] desired to be here on Friday next at 5 in the afternoon. Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor General [are to be] desired not to fail to be here at the same time. Ibid., p. 209.
Eodem die afternoon.Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
The Commissioners of the Excise will attend my Lords on Thursday next in the afternoon to give answer to a proposal made to them by the [Treasury] Board. Ibid.
January 28.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
Memorandum: To speak to the Colonels employed about the clothing to take care the stockings be large enough, complaint having been made that the last were not.
My Lord Ranelagh [is to be] desired to state the account of what is due to Col. Beveridge's Regiment to the 1st of January inst.
[Write] the Commissioners of the Customs to send my Lords a state of the account of the Four and a Half per cent. [Duty in Barbados] and what money is in cash [in the hands of the Customs Cashier, arising therefrom] or like to come in and in what time. Ibid., p. 210.
January 29.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
[Write] a letter to Mr. Blathwayte to procure a warrant from the Queen to Mr. Fox and Mr. Coningsby to pay 1500l. to Monsieur D'Auverquerque for horses for Monsieur de Ruvigny's Regiment.
The [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance [are] to be here on Saturday morning at 10 of the clock. Ibid., p. 211.
January 31.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
The [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance [are] called in upon the business of saltpetre. They are [ordered by my Lords] to send to the East India Company for patterns and report to my Lords their opinion thereupon and what quantities of brown [salt petre] and what of white they think fitting to have.
The Officers of the Ordnance are to make an estimate of the whole charge of the Naval Ordnance, as to all particulars, for the year 1690–1.
Mr. Duncomb lends 20,000l. upon the Hereditary [Excise] and the fourth part of the Temporal [Temporary] Excise: [for his repayment he is] to be paid next in course [out of the receipts of the said Excise] after what is already charged thereupon: and the said 20,000l. is to be issued to Mr. Fox for the service of Ireland. Ibid., p. 212.
Feb. 2.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
[No entry of any minute].
Eodem die afternoon.Present: ut supra.
My Lords, upon consulting with Mr. Attorney General upon a letter from Mr. Rowe and partners, see no reason to depart from the determination they made upon this matter the 7th of November, 1690.
My Lord Chief Baron, Mr. Baron Nevill and Mr. Baron Lechmere and Mr. Attorney General came in upon the business of Bonny's recognizance; the b[ishop] of St. Asaph and the widow Bonny [being] present. Counsel of both sides were heard and my Lords did recommend it to the Lord Chief Baron and the Barons [of the Exchequer] that they would reconsider the matter and come to a determination thereupon and my Lords [promise they] will acquiesce therein. Ibid., p. 213.
February 3.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
[Write to] the Commissioners of Excise to send an estimate of what they conceive may be produced in a year by the Duties on Low Wines, strong waters, aqua vitae and spirits of the first and second extraction, lately granted [by the Act 2 Wm. and Mary, Session 2, c. 9]. Treasury Minute Book T 99/1, p. 214.
February 4.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Pelham.
[Write to] the Auditors of Imprests to attend on Monday morning next with such accounts as they have ready for declaration.
[Send word to] the Commissioners of Excise to be here to-morrow at 4 in the afternoon exactly.
[My Lords] ordered that 200l. be issued to me [William Jephson] for secret service out of the temporalities of the vacant bishoprics: to be paid over to Mr. Johnson, the minister.
[Write to] Sir Jos. Herne to be here on Friday morning next.
[Send word to] the Commissioners of Sick and Wounded to be here on Friday morning next.
Write to Mr. Fox and Mr. Coningsby that they do send weekly certificates to my Lords of their receipts and payments relating to the army in Ireland. Ibid., p. 215.
February 5.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox.
The Commissioners of Excise [attend] concerning a loan of 40,000l. desired, whereof 20,000l. was lent in the name of Mr. Duncombe. My Lords would have their answer tomorrow by 12 [a clock]. [My Lords offer] the security to be tallies of pro on the Hereditary Excise, payable in course and 6 per cent. per an. interest.
The [Commissioners promise that they] will go to the Exchequer to-morrow and charge [pay in by way of charge] 10,000l. in guineas at 2s. [premium] and Mr. Fox at the same time will discharge the Exchequer for so much [as being by him received] for the service of Ireland: and [the Excise Commissioners undertake to pay in] the rest in a short time. Ibid., p. 216.
February 6.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
[Send word to] the Commissioners of Customs to attend on Monday next in the afternoon. Ibid., p. 217.
Eodem die afternoon.Present: ut supra.
Sir Jos. Herne [is] called in about saltpetre. He is told that my Lords do agree to the proposal of the East India Company touching the price [for the saltpetre and further agree to the payment for same to be charged on] the fund on the Double Ninepence next after the Dutch are paid.
The Officers of the Ordnance are at liberty to take what proportions they please of the white or brown [saltpetre] and they [say they] will take such a quantity as (if it were all brown at 3l. 5s. 0d. [per hundredweight]) would amount to 65,000l.
Ordered that 100l. be issued to me [William Jephson] for secret service: to be paid to Mrs. Jane Pratt.
Mr. Attorney General [is to be] desired to be here on Monday next at 5 in the afternoon.
The [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance [are] to send my Lords word when they send away a ship or ships into Ireland; and if they can [they are desired by my Lords to] take aboard a parcel of tin farthings, being of the value of 2500l.
On Thursday next in the afternoon my Lords will hear Mr. Dockwray upon his caveat against the proposers of the Penny Post in the country; and the persons concerned of all sides are to have notice to attend. Ibid.
Feb. 9.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
[No entry of any minute]. Ibid., p. 218.
Eodem die afternoon.Present: ut supra.
Write to the Commissioners of the Navy to send my Lords an account of what proportion of money was allowed to the Office of the Ordnance upon the building of the last 30 ships; and if they [the Navy Commissioners] have any exceptions to the same method in the proportioning of the 570,000l. [which is] to be laid out in building the ships now appointed.
[Write] the like letter to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance. Ibid.
February 10.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
Mr. [Richard] Blackam [the clothing contractor for the Marine Regiments is appointed] to be heard on Friday next at 5 [in the] afternoon upon his reply to Mr. Lowndes' report: and Mr. [John] Carpenter [Agent to the Marine Regiments] and Mr. Buckeridge [Agent to the first Marine Regiment are] to have notice thereof.
The pretenders to the Country Penny Post [are] called in. Major Wildman's reports [are] read. Mr. Dockwra offers a sealed proposal and desires a day may be appointed that the other proposers may do the same.
My Lords agree thereunto and appoint this day sennight in the afternoon to receive them [the proposals] and then Mr. Dockwray's to be opened too.
Mr. John Butcher of Falmouth having given information by letter touching the frauds committed there [my Lords order that] the Commissioners of the Customs are to send for him up to town and to examine him thereupon.
One of the Navy Board [is] desired to be here this day sennight in the afternoon about the Order of Council of the 9th inst. for the Collectors of the Customs to pay [pressed seamen's] conduct money in the respective ports.
[Write a] letter to the Commissioners of the Customs to give order that such of the officers in the respective ports as do disburse moneys upon the [abovesaid] Order of Council of the 9th inst. do transmit the accounts thereof to them; and that they do apply to the Commissioners of the Navy for the repayment thereof. Ibid., p. 219.
February 11.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
Write to Mr. Blathwayte that my Lords will in few days provide the remaining 7000l. on the Danish clothing in money or tallies and he is desired to signify the same to the persons concerned therein. [The whole of this minute is struck through]. Ibid., p. 220.
February 12.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
Sir Jos. Herne [is] called in. He acquaints my Lords that he has received a letter from the President De la Tour, Envoye from Savoy, wherein he desires that the bills [of exchange for the subsidy to the Duke of Savoy] may be sent for the months of January and February; and Sir Jos. proposes to give my Lord Ranelagh a note of the receipt of the tallies [when delivered to him by said Lord] whereby he will oblige himself to procure a procuration from the said Envoy, or the Duke of Savoy, for the receipt of the money within one month or [he, Herne] to re-deliver and re-assign the tallies [which] he is to receive of my Lord Ranelagh for the money so returned. [My Lords order] a letter to [be written to] Lord Ranelagh accordingly. Treasury Minute Book T 99/1, p. 221.
February 13.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
The Commissioners of the Transports [are] to be here on Monday morning next at 10 a'clock.
Upon reading the petition of Sir John Collins the [Treasury] Lords do allow that he shall have liberty to prosecute in the King's name (but at his own charge) for the recovery of such debts as are due to the Crown from the estate of Sir William D'Oyley and to have half of what he shall recover, towards the discharge of such debts as he hath paid for Sir William D'Oyley. Ibid., p. 222.
February 16.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
Ordered that 1138l. 17s. 9d. be issued to the Treasurer of the Navy: and [my Lords direct] a letter to him that he will make it his desire to the Lords of the Admiralty that it may be applied to the discharge of a bill of the like sum due to Sir Jos. Herne from the Victuallers and drawn from the Straits.
Ordered that 400l. be issued to Mr. Fox to be paid over to Mr. Rowe for the engines for pressing hay for Ireland: upon an order of the 4th inst. of the Lords of the Committee for Irish affairs. Ibid., p. 223.
Eodem die afternoon.Present: Lord Godolphin, Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
The Agents [for Taxes are] to attend to-morrow afternoon and bring with them their reports upon Mr. Williamson's references. Ibid.
February 17.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor [General are to be] desired to be here on Thursday morning next at 10 of the clock without fail.
Sir Robert Howard, or if he be not able, Mr. Thomas Howard and Mr. Twitty to be here at the same time. Ibid., p. 224.
February 18.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
Mr. Duncombe [is] to be here to-morrow morning at 10 of the clock. [Desire] the Commissioners of the Navy to be here on Friday in the afternoon. Ibid., p. 225.
February 19.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
Sir Ste[phen] Evans [is to be desired] to be here to-morrow at 5 in the afternoon.
The Commissioners of Excise to be here to-morrow at 5 in the afternoon.
The [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to be here on Monday next at 5 [in the] afternoon upon a complaint from Mr. Bowles; and Mr. Bowles to be here at that time. Ibid., p. 226.
February 20.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
Sir Ste[phen] Evance [is] called in about the bills returned by Mr. Cox from Switzerland and now in my Lord Nottingham's hands at the Hague.
My Lords propose and he [Evance] agrees, upon the delivery of the bills, to repay the money, deducting the loss that will be by the exchange and he agrees to pay 3,600l. to my Lord Ranelagh to discharge a bill of Monsieur Schulenbergh drawn for the like sum on his Lordship: and Sir Stephen Evance will pay the residue of the 10,000l. returned by Monsieur Turton to Mr. Cox upon the delivery up of those bills to him, the said Sir Thomas Evance. (In the margin: Sir S. Evance to repay bills returned by Mr. Cox: ditto to pay a bill of Mr. Schulenbergh's: ditto to pay the residue of 10,000l. to Mr. Cox).
Mr. Shallett [is] called in with the Commissioners of Excise. My Lords [inform him they] will appoint 1060l. 17s. 6d. to the Office of the Ordnance, to be paid to Mr. Shallett upon a debenture of his from that Office for the like sum; and Mr. Shallett promises to discharge his whole debt to the Commissioners of Excise.
The Commissioners of the Customs [are] to be here on Monday next at 5 in the afternoon.
[My Lords order] a letter to be writ to the Mayor of Bedford recommending it to him that he cause the Victuallers in that town, lately suppressed, to be again restored according to the intimation given by his Majesty in Council: otherwise my Lords shall be forced to make a fresh complaint, the Excise Commissioners having represented this matter to my Lords as a thing that will very much tend to the lessening of their Majesties' revenue, which at this time especially will be very much to the prejudice of their Majesties' service.
Edward Tilford [? his letter is read as forwarded to my Lords from the Lord President] about a discovery of certain traders [trading unlawfully] to France. [My Lords order that] the Commissioners of the Customs are to examine into this matter and report to my Lords.
Ordered that 2607l. 16s. 5½d. be issued for the [Navy] Victuallers for the charge of the provisions for the soldiers of the Duke of Bolton's Regiment [for the West Indies] and for the Garrisons. Ibid., p. 227.
February 28.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox.
The Commissioners of the Navy [are requested] to be here to-morrow in the afternoon.
Lord Godolphin brings word [that] the Queen orders 50l. out of Secret Service: to be paid to Mr. James Hamilton.
Lord Bath [is to be] desired to be here to-morrow in the afternoon if his Lordship be at leisure then.
The Auditors of the Imprest [are] to attend on Monday next [in the] afternoon with such accounts as are ready for declaration.
The Agents [for Taxes are] to attend to-morrow in the afternoon.
The Commissioners of the Transports [are] to be here to-morrow in the afternoon about shipping for the Ordnance [struck through] [are] called in about providing shipping for the Ordnance for Ireland. They propose a month's pay [for said ship's freightage in] advance, which will amount to about 1100l. My Lords will provide it next Wensday.
[Write] a letter to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to know whether, if my Lords do direct 1060l. 17s. 6d. to discharge a debenture of his [Mr. Shallett's] it may be done without prejudice to the Course of the [Ordnance] Office [creditors' bills in course], the said Mr. Shallett being indebted to the Excise Commissioners in a much greater sum and [he, Shallett] not being in a capacity to answer the same without this assistance. Treasury Minute Book T 99/1, p. 228.
Feb. 24.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox.
[Write to] the Commissioners of the Farthings to be here on Friday next in the afternoon. Ibid., p. 229.
Feb. 25.
Treasury Chambers. Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
The Chamberlain of the City [of London is to be] desired to be here Friday next in the afternoon. Ibid., p. 230.
Feb. 27.
Treasury Chambers. Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
Ordered that 50,000l., out of the city loans on the Twelve Months' tax, be issued to the Treasurer of the Navy. Ibid., p. 231.
Eodem die afternoon.Blackam's cause [is] heard [by my Lords] and it is agreed to adjourn the determination thereof till Monday next, afternoon: and Mr. Attorney [General] is to be attended by Mr. Lowndes to inform him in the case: and Mr. Attorney [General is to be desired] to be here then.
Mr. Blathwayte [is to be] desired to be here to-morrow morning at 10 a'clock.
My Lord Lexinton and Mr. East [are appointed] to be heard on Tuesday next upon "his" [Lord Lexinton's] caveat against Mr. Harbord's lease.
Mr. Harbord and the Auditors of the Imprest [are appointed] to be here on Tuesday next, afternoon upon Mr. Harbord's accounts. Ibid.
February 28.
Treasury Chambers. Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
The Col[onels] employed about the clothing are desired to contract for 60,000 pair of shoes and to take care that they be large and thick with broad toes.
The Collectors of Bristol [port are] to pay Mr. Henley such money as he shall want for press and conduct of seamen.
Ordered that 1060l. 17s. 6d. be issued to the Office of Ordnance to discharge a debenture of Mr. Shallett's for the like sum.
Likewise ordered 300l. 0s. 0d. to Sir George St. George and 187l. 4s. 6d. to Mr. [Gregory] King [Lancaster Herald] for the remainder of his ordinary and in full of extraordinaries for carrying the Garter to the Elector of Brandenburg]. Ibid., p. 232.
March 2.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
Lord Pembroke, Lord Falkland, Sir John Lowther and Mr. Preistman, Lords of the Admiralty, came in.
[My Lords] ordered that 50,000l. out of the city loan [on the Twelve Months' tax] be issued to the Treasurer of the Navy.
The Commissioners of the Navy [are to be] desired to be here to-morrow in the afternoon. Ibid., p. 233.
Eodem die afternoon.Present: ut supra.
[No entry of any minute]. Ibid.
March 3.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
The Commissioners of the Victualling [are called in] about 2232l. 12s. 1d. for the victualling [of the] recruits for the Duke of Bolton's Regiment for the West Indies: and 375l. 4s. 3d. for [like victualling of] the Garrisons. The whole sum must be paid to Lord Ranelagh to be paid over to the Victuallers and [Lord Ranelagh is] to take care that there be a deduction of 4d. a man during their passage and 4d. a day there at least or so much money as the King shall [ultimately] direct.
Col. Godfrey and the other two Colonels of the clothing [are to be desired] to be here to-morrow morning at 12 a'clock. Ibid., p. 234.
March 4.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
My Lord Ranelagh [is to be] desired to be here on Friday morning next at 10 a' clock about the Establishment of Ireland.
Col. Godfrey, Col. Leveson [are] called in about making [contracts for] shoes for the Irish army. They are ordered to [place contracts to] provide 30,000 pairs with all expedition, and [my Lords order] 500l. a week to be paid for the same and more if the quantity of shoes delivered requires it. Ibid., p. 235.
Eodem die afternoon.Present: ut supra.
The Chamberlain of the City [of London is to be] desired to give my Lords an account of what has been paid into the Exchequer upon the city loan. Ibid.
March 6.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
[No entry of any minute]. Ibid., p. 236.
March 9.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
[My Lords order] a letter to the Exchequer to continue the taking in guineas at 22d. [premium] until Saturday next inclusive [struck through] Monday morning next inclusive. Ibid., p. 237.
Eodem die afternoon.Present: ut supra.
The Commissioners of the Customs [are to be requested] to be here on Friday next, afternoon: [about] Mr. Chiffinch [the] Gravesend [searcher].
My Lord Lexinton [is] to have notice that my Lords will not stay longer than Monday next in the afternoon for the hearing upon my [said] Lord's caveat against Mr. Harbord's lease. Ibid.
March 10.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
The Commissioners of the Victualling [are to be requested] to be here on Friday next, afternoon [about] [William] Gore [merchant, concerning] pipestaves.
Mr. Harbord [is to be] desired to hasten his report about the fee farm rents: and when he is able to come abroad my Lords desire to speak with him thereupon.
Mr. Blathwayte desires [that] a letter may be written to Mr. Robinson and Van Omrigg [Bartholomew van Homrigh] to deliver the clothing for 2 Regiments [which clothing is] now in the stores there [Dublin, to wit] to the Regiments of Lord George Hamilton and the Regiment late of Gustavus Hamilton.
[Mr.] Hill to be heard on Monday next afternoon upon his cavet against [John] Rooke's grant [of four tenements at Bradninch Exeter, of one of which the said Hill is tenant]. Treasury Minute Book T 99/1, p. 238.
March 11.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
[Write to] Lord Ranelagh to deliver [to] Sir Jos[eph] Herne tallies for 5000l. for [subsidy for] the month of March for the D[uke] of Savoy. Ibid., p. 239.
March 13.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
[My Lords order] 65,000l. to be issued to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [in tallies] upon the Double Ninepence [Excise: and is] for saltpetre: and 5000l. for the Naval [or sea] service [of the Ordnance]: and 15,000l. [by tallies] upon the Continued Impositions [and is] for the land service [of the Ordnance]. (In the margin: respited till further order. These words are struck through and replaced by 16th March ordered to be done).
[My Lords order] 2000l. to be issued to Mr. Fox in farthings: which the Commissioners [for Tin Farthings] are to pay [bring] into the Exchequer. And [my Lords order] a warrant to Mr. Fox to put them on board the ship [Charles of London] in order to their transportation for Ireland.
[My Lords order] 3500l. to be issued to the Treasurer of the Navy: out of the money in the Exchequer [arisen] upon the Double Ninepence [Excise].
[My Lords likewise order] 30,000l. more to be issued to him out of the city loans.
[My Lords order the following issues] out of 6000l. in silver that Sir H. Bellasis will lend upon the Land Tax, [viz. 1000l.] to be issued to Mr. Fox for [the said] Sir H. Bellasis, viz. 500l. on account of his personal pay; 200l. on account of the Officers' pay [of his Regiment] and 300l. on account of the Regiment's [subsistence or clearings].
Sir Ste[phen] Evance lends 30,000l. on the Land Tax [struck through and replaced by] 10,000l. on the Double Ninepence Excise: out of which [my Lords order that] 3600l. is to be issued to my Lord Ranelagh to be repaid to Sir Stephen Evance [for so much] which he advanced for the discharge of a bill of exchange from Holland. And Sir Stephen is to have out of secret service 17l. 10s. 0d. for the interest of the same from the time he advanced the money to this day.
[My Lords desire] the Commissioners of the Navy to be here on Monday next, afternoon [concerning] a bill [of exchange drawn] from Leghorn. Ibid., p. 240.
Eodem die afternoon.Present: ut supra.
Mr. Fox lends 20,000l. on the Two Thirds of the Double Ninepence [2 Wm. and Mary, Session 2, c. 3]: and [my Lords order that] the same is to be issued to him upon account [for the Forces in Ireland].
Mr. Firmin lends 3000l. on the Continuing Act [2 Wm. and Mary, Session 2, c. 5]: [and my Lords order that] the same is to be issued to me [William Jephson] for secret service [and is to be] for the relief of Irish Protestants. Ibid.
March 16.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
When Sir Robert Howard [Auditor of the Receipt] comes to town he is desired to be here: and Mr. Lowe and Mr. Le Neve [Deputy Chamberlains of the Receipt are] to attend then.
[Write to the] Commissioners of the Customs to hasten their report upon Capt. [Christopher] Billopp's petition concerning the value of some prize goods. Ibid., p. 241.
Eodem dieafternoon.Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox.
To-morrow sennight in the afternoon the Irish [Revenue] Farmers' accounts [are] to be proceeded upon and no other business [is to intervene]: the doors [are] to be locked up and Lord Ranelagh [is to be desired] to be here then.
[My Lords order] guineas to be taken at the Exchequer at 1s. 10d. [premium] to Saturday next inclusive.
Mr. Hill [is called in and] heard upon his caveat against Mr. Rooke's renewing his lease at Exeter: and my Lords ordered that the lease shall be passed to Rook but that Mr. Hill shall (if he think fit) renew with him for the tenement late Brooke's [on condition of his] paying his proportion of the fine and rent and of Rooke's charges in attending the passing the lease and [on his] making a settlement thereof pursuant to Brook's will. Ibid.
March 17.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
[No entry of any minute]. Ibid., p. 242.
March 18.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
[My Lords order] a letter to Mr. Coningsby, one of the Lords Justices of Ireland, to send my Lords an account of what he has received out of the revenue of Ireland and how and to what uses the same has been issued.
Mr. Stephens [is to be desired] to be here on Friday next in the afternoon.
[My Lords order] 10,000l. to be issued to Mr. Fox out of the money reserved upon the loans on the Two Thirds of the Double Ninepence [Excise: which said sum is] to be disposed of for the service of Ireland as shall be directed. Ibid., p. 243.
March 20.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
[My Lords direct] the Agents [for Taxes] to be here this afternoon about returning [forwarding by bills of exchange] money to Chester
[My Lords desire the Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to transmit forthwith the Establishment of the Ordnance and [of the] Train of Artillery for Ireland.
Mr. Vander Esch to be here this afternoon [struck through].
Mr. Blathwayte will come with Lord Baltimore, etc. about the business of Maryland, on Monday next at 5 in the afternoon Treasury Minute Book T 99/1, p. 244.
Eodem die afternoon.Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer] Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
[My Lords order] the Treasurer of the Navy to have 7381l. [in] tallies on the Land Tax in part of the [Navy's] appropriated million Ibid.
March 23.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
[My Lords desire] the Commissioners of the Navy to be here to-morrow in the afternoon [concerning] the Victuallers.
Mr. Hely [is] to have 20l. by her Majesty's order: out of secret service.
[My Lords direct] Mr. Folkes, Mr. Smith and Mr. Attorney General to be here to-morrow afternoon, about Lady Brouncker's petition. Ibid., p. 245.
March 24.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
[My Lords appoint] Mr. Stanyon and Mr. Richbell to be heard this day sennight afternoon; and Lord Ranelagh [is to be] desired to be here then.
[My Lords order] Mr. Fox, Cashier of the Customs, to imprest 100l. to Mr. Clarke, warehousekeeper [of the Customs House], upon account for the charges of tin sent from Truro for her Majesty's use.
My Lords direct the Commissioners of the [Tin] Farthings to pay in [to the Exchequer] 500l. in farthings: and the same is to be issued to Mr. Fox for the service of Ireland. Ibid., p. 246.
1691. March 25.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
[My Lords order] the Treasurer of the Navy to have tallies on the Land Tax for 50,000l.: [the tallies to bear interest] at 7 per cent. Ibid., p. 247.
March 27.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox.
[My Lords order] Mr. Fox to send to Monsieur Vander Esch and get ready against to-morrow at ten a'clock [struck through] an account of what four months' pay to the Commission Officers of the Dutch Forces in Ireland will amount unto and to send it to my [William Jephson's] lodgings by ten a'clock to-morrow morning. Ibid., p. 248.
March 30.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
[My Lords desire] Sir Robert Cotton and Mr. Frankland [the Post masters General] to be here to-morrow at five [in the] afternoon if it be convenient for them: if not, [then] some other day.
Mr. Blathwayte [is] desired to be here this afternoon.
Mr. Wentworth, Secretary to my Lord Willoughby, [is to be] desired to be here to-morrow afternoon. Ibid., p. 249.
Eodem die afternoon.Present: ut supra.
Mr. Auditor Bridges [is directed] to be here to-morrow at 5 afternoon about the Danish [Forces'] account. Ibid.
March 31.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
The Commissioners of the Prizes [are desired] to be here on Friday next afternoon.
The papers relating to the Postage [Post Office] of Scotland [are ordered by my Lords] to be delivered to Sir R. Cotton and Mr. Franckland.
Major Wildman desires [that] his salary may be passed to the 25th March inst.; which my Lords think reasonable to be allowed him.
[My Lords order the Taxes] Agents to signify to Mr. Matthews, the Receiver of the Twelve Months' Aid for Northamptonshire, that he should pay to the order of Mr. William Bridges any sum not exceeding 1000l. and upon his drawing bills for the same on Mr. Charles Fox he shall be enabled [by my Lords] to comply therewith; the same being for providing horses for the bread waggons for the army of Ireland. Ibid., p. 250.
April 1.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
Mr. Stephens [the Cashier to the Navy Treasurer] moves my Lords for tallies for 75,000l. in part of the [Navy's] appropriated million on the Twelve Months' Assessment [2 Wm. and Mary, Session 2, c. 1]: and 'tis ordered that [on] the Treasurer of the Navy making a loan for so much the same shall be issued to him for the service of the Navy as desired.
The (displaced) Commissioners of the Excise [are] called in and they offer that 75,000l. of their debt [the debt due to them for repayment of their advance money] may take its course of repayment on the fund upon which it is lent; and for the remaining 25,000l. that such of the Commissioners as are to be removed may have their proportions of it before they are displaced.
The Earl of Ranelagh will be here on Monday morning next and the [Treasury Chamber] doors [are] to be locked.
[My Lords order] the officers of the Exchequer to take guineas at 1s. 10d. [premium] each upon loans to be made on any of the Acts of Parliament [that is to say such Acts of Supply as contain loan clauses and this order is] to continue to this day sennight inclusive. Ibid., p. 251.
April 3.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
Mr. Hornby, Mr. Wilcocks, Mr. Hall and Mr. Aram [are appointed] to be here this afternoon at 5 a'clock. Ibid., p. 252.
Eodem die afternoon.Present: ut supra.
[My Lords order] my Lord Ranelagh to deliver tallies to Sir Jos. Herne for 5000l. for the payments to the Duke of Savoy for the month of April. Ibid.
April 6.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
[My Lords order] a letter to Mr. Lydcotte that all the General accounts of the Customs that are not yet made up may be made ready for declaration with all speed.
[My Lords order] a letter to the Commissioners of Excise that according to what was proposed by them concerning the discharge of the tallies on the unappropriated Excise Mr. [Nathaniel] Hornby Mr. [John] Wilcocks, Mr. [Thomas] Hall and Mr. [Thomas] Aran are to pay them their [struck through] such of the Commissioners as go out [of the Excise Commission] viz. Sir Jo. Morden, Sir [Henry Ashurst, Sir [Humphrey] Edwyn, their respective sums and take in their tallies for the same. (In the margin "new Commissioners of Excise to pay off those discharged.") Treasury Minute Book T 99/1 p. 253.
Eodem die afternoon.Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
[My Lords direct] the Commissioners of the Post Office [i.e., the Postmasters General] to pay Major Wildman his salary unto Lady day last, notwithstanding his patent was determined some days sooner.
Mrs. Grahme's counsel and Mr. Smith [are] called in and upon hearing the matter my Lords do order that Mr. Smith do proceed to take out the sequestration. Ibid.
April 7.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
[No entry of any minute]. Ibid., p. 254.
April 8.
Treasury, Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox.
Mr. Stephens [the Navy Treasurer's Cashier] moves my Lords, from the Treasurer of the Navy, for tallies for 50,000l. on the Twelve Months' Aid: [the tallies to bear interest at 7 per cent.) and 100,000l. on the Double Ninepence [Excise]: which is ordered accordingly.
Mr. Blathwayte [is] desired to be here to-morrow morning at ten a'clock.
Mr. Matthews, the Receiver of Northamptonshire [is ordered by my Lords] to pay to the order of Mr. William Bridges any sum not exceeding 1000l. and to draw [a bill for the sum] on Mr. Fox who shall [by my Lords] be enabled to comply with his bills and pay the same into the Exchequer "for him" [i.e. on said Matthews' Land Tax account. This repetition of the Minute of 31 March supra p. 507 is doubtless due to Matthews insisting on a direct command from the Treasury Lords]. Ibid., p. 255.
April 9.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
[My Lords order] tallies to be struck in the name of the Treasurer of the Navy for 166,025l. 12s. 11d. on the Double Ninepence [Excise: and as] in further part of 700,000l.
[My Lords order] Mr. Ranelagh to have tallies for 50,000l. viz. 30,000l. upon the Double Ninepence [Excise: to rank in course] after what is now [as above] directed for the Navy: and 20,000l. upon the new Book of Rates [the New Impositions by 2 Wm. and Mary, Session 2, c. 4]: and 14,179l. 11s. 9d. for the First Regiment of Guards [in tallies similarly] on the Double Ninepence.
[My Lords direct an issue of] 39,927l. 19s. 9½d. for Mr. Fox [to be issued in the form of or] by tallies on the Continuing Act 2 Wm. and Mary, Session 2, c. 5].
[My Lords order] the Receiver [General] of the [Land] Tax in Shropshire to pay his money to Alderman Allen at Chester and to draw bills on Mr. Fox [in repayment] who shall [by my Lords] be enabled to comply therewith and [who will] pay [the equivalent sum of] money into the Exchequer for him [for credit of the said Receiver General's Land Tax account]. Ibid., p. 256.
April 15.
Kensington.
Present: The King's most Excellent Majesty, Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
[No entry of any minute]. Ibid., p. 257.
April 17.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
[My Lords order] 500l. to be issued to Mr. Fox out of any disposable money [in the Exchequer] except the Twelve Months' tax [and the said sum is by him] to be paid to Mr. Ingram for shoes for the Irish army.
[My Lords direct] the Commissioners of Excise to attend on Monday next [struck through] this day in the afternoon.
[My Lords order] 1000l. to be paid Mr. Bridges to discharge a bill [struck through]. Ibid., p. 258.
Eodem die afternoon.Present: ut supra.
[No entry of any minute]. Ibid.
April 20.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
[My Lords desire] Mr. Pereira and Mr. Bridges to be here this afternoon.
[My Lords desire] Sir Ste[phen] Evance to be here to-morrow in the afternoon. Ibid., p. 259.
Eodem die afternoon.Present: ut supra.
[My Lords order the Taxes] Agents to be here to-morrow morning at ten of the clock. Ibid.
April 21.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
[My Lords order] 16,000l. to be issued to the Treasurer of the Navy: out of the Loans on the Twelve Months' Aid.
[My Lords order] Mr. Fox to give an account of what is done in pursuance of the order relating to money due upon the Customs of Maryland. Ibid., p. 260.
April 22.
Kensington.
Present: The King's Most Excellent Majesty; Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
[The King directs] Mr. Zulisteyn [William Henry Nassau de Zulesteyn, afterwards Earl of Rochford] to send in a state of his Office [of Master of the Robes] as to what is due there to Lady day last. Ibid., p. 261.
April 24.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
Mr. Ware [Richard Warre of the Secretary of State's Office, is by my Lords] desired to send a copy of the Capitulation relating to the Danish Forces. Ibid., p. 262.
Eodem die afternoon. Kensington.Present: The King's Majesty; Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
His Majesty orders that Lord Rochester do receive 100l. a week on his pension until [struck through] towards the discharge of the arrears and payments [the growing payments on] his pension.
[The King orders] Mr. Harbord's grant of Staughton Magna to pass, he agreeing to propose an alternative of purchasing my Lord Lexinton's term or selling his own reversion now granted; and this [alternative proposal when made is] to be decided by the Lords of the Treasury.
[The King orders] my Lord Ranelagh to have directions to pay Lord Fairfax the pension due to the late Lord Culpeper on the Establishment of the Forces. Treasury Minute Book T 99/1 p. 262.
April 25.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
Mr. Harbord [is to be] desired to be here on Monday morning next. Mr. Bridgman [is to be] desired to send an extract of a letter from the Lords Justices [of England] relating to the payment of the Forces in Ireland and [which was] read at the Committee of Council on Thursday last. Ibid., p. 263.
April 27.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
[My Lords appoint] the Commissioners of the Navy to be here on Friday next afternoon: about Prize ships.
The Earl of Ranelagh [is to be] desired to be here to-morrow morning. Ibid., p. 264.
Eodem die afternoon.Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
Mr. Harbord [as Paymaster of the Forces in Ireland] and Mr. Bertie [as Treasurer of the Ordnance are by my Lords] desired to state the account of the gunpowder bought in Holland by the Queen's order last summer.
[My Lords direct] Mr. Stephens [the Cashier to the Navy Treasurer] to be here to-morrow in the afternoon: about tallies for the Victuallers, out of the 700,000l.
[My Lords desire] Mr. Pereira, Mr. Bridges and Mr. Blathwayt to be here to-morrow in the afternoon.
[Write] Mr. Clarke, the warehousekeeper [of the Custom House] to send my Lords by to-morrow [6] afternoon an account, according to such estimate as he can make, of what the farm of potash lately in farm to Mrs. Jackson may be worth over and above the 940l. rent paid by the said Mrs. Jackson.
[My Lords direct] Sir Vere Fane to bring on Monday next afternoon the accounts they [he and his partners concerned in Excise proposals] have to offer.
Col. Herbert [is to be] desired to be here on Friday next in the morning.
[Desire] Lord Ranelagh and Mr. Fox not to be here to-morrow morning, but in the afternoon. Ibid.
April 28.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: ut supra.
Mr. Stephens, the Treasurer of the Navy's deputy moves, from the Lords of the Admiralty, for tallies for 40,000l. on the Twelve Months' Aid: which is ordered accordingly.
[My Lords desire] the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to be here on Friday next in the afternoon: [concerning] Mackay's bill. Ibid., p. 265.
April 29.
Kensington.
Present: The King's most Excellent Majesty; Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Vice Chamberlain, Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
The King orders that Monsieur Schulenbergh's bills and the 16,000l. remaining of the 20,000l. for stores be discharged by constant weekly payments.
[The King orders] Monsieur La Motte, Colonel of the Miners [Engineers], to be paid in money his arrears to the 1st of May 1691 [and] Mr. Fox to give an account what it amounts to. Ibid., p. 266.
May 1.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox.
Sir Michael Cole by the King's command [which is this day] brought to the [Treasury] Board [is ordered by my Lords] to have 100l. out of the Temporalities of the vacant bishoprics.
[My Lords order the Taxes] Agents to attend this afternoon.
[My Lords order] the Auditors of the Imprest to attend this day sennight in the afternoon with Mr. Duncombe's account of the Hearthmoney.
[My Lords order] Lord Ranelagh to deliver tallies to Sir Jos. Herne for the payment to the D[uke] of Savoy for the month of May.
Lord Ranelagh [is] desired to be here on Monday morning next about returns of money [forwarding money by bills of exchange] to Holland. Ibid., p. 267.
Eodem die afternoon.Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
[No entry of any minute]. Ibid.
May 4.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present: Lord Godolphin, Mr. Vice Chamberlain, Mr. Chancellor [of the Exchequer], Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Pelham.
Mr. [James] Bridgman [a clerk of the Privy Council, is to be] desired to send by to-morrow morning a copy of the letter lately sent for [by my Lords] to him from the Lords. Justices [of England].
[My Lords direct] the Commissioners of Excise to attend to-morrow morning.
The Agents [for Taxes] and Mr. St. Johns [James St. John, are] called in. My Lords direct that if he does not clear his accounts and pay in all he owes [as Receiver General of Assessments for several separate Counties] by the 18th inst. the Agents are to put his security in suit and in the meantime to give the security [St. Johns' sureties] notice thereof.
[My Lords appoint] Mr. [Robert] Humphreys [Deputy Auditor of Crown revenues in Wales] and Mr. [Charles] Chetwind to be heard on to-morrow sennight in the afternoon. Ibid., p. 208.
[With the above entry the above volume of Treasury Minute Book T 99/1 comes to an end. But there are signs that two succeeding leaves which presumably would have been pages 269–272 inclusive have been cut out of the volume].

APPENDIX II.

SECRET SERVICE PAYMENTS

during the reign of

WILLIAM III.

WILLIAM JEPHSON'S ACCOUNTS
20 April 1689–5 to June 1691pp. 513 to 626
HENRY GUY'S ACCOUNTS
3 July 1691 to 19 April 1695pp. 627 to 756
WILLIAM LOWNDES'S ACCOUNTS
29 April 1695 to 8 March 1701–2pp. 757 to 939

Footnotes

1 In the Secret Service payments infra p. 603 this name appears as Le D'Lostanne. The de Lostange family were barons de S. Alvaire in Perigord. Louis de Lostanges who died in 1705 was styled Marquis de S'Alvaire but was probably the Comte de Lostanges here referred to.