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Entry book: February 1696, 16-29

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10, 1693-1696. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1935.

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February 1696, 16–29

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Feb. 16. Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay as follows out of the 245,569l. 17s. 9d. remaining in your hands of loans on the Exchequer in general, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XIII, p. 93.
for one month's subsistence to the Forces in Flanders, Dec. 2–30 last 99,274 18 0
for subsistence to the Marquis de Miermont's Regiment 381 0 0
for Col. Farrington and Col. Brudenall, 200l. each for levy money 400 0 0
for pay to the Marquis de Miermont's Regiment to Jan. 10 last 598 0 0
for two weeks' subsistence to the Forces in England from Jan. 28 to Feb. 10 inst 15,200 0 0
to the widows and orphans of the Regiment of French Horse and three French Regiments of Foot for an allowance of two days' pay in a year voluntarily given them by the officers of the said Regiment: for one year to Dec. 31 last 543 4 4
for subsistence to the families of several of the French Regiments of Horse for six months at 50l. a month 300 0 0
for the charge of transporting several recruits from Scotland 387 0 0
for the Hospitals at Rotterdam 200 0 0
£117,284 2 4
Feb 17. Treasury warrant to John Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay 100l. 16s. 0d. to Abraham Clerke, Remembrancer of the city of London, for one year commencing 1695, Dec. 25, on the city impost bill of wine for the Mayor, Aldermen etc. Money Book XIII, p. 78.
Appending: list of the city dignitaries and officers and of the respective amounts due to each for the impost.
In the margin: a Treasury renewal, dated 1697, Dec. 29, of this order, making it payable by Richard Hutchinson, the then Customs Cashier; the same not having been satisfied; (2) a later Treasury direction, dated 1698, Aug. 17, for the warrant to be satisfied out of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty arising from Barbados.
Feb. 17. Money warrant for 625l., being 125l. each to the Commissioners of Public Accounts (Robert Harley, Henry Boyle, Sir Thomas Pope Blount, bart., Sir John Thompson, bart., and Paul Foley; the other two Commissioners, Sir Tho. Clarges and Cha. Hutchinson, being lately dead) as for a quarter each to Jan. 24 last on their allowance of 500l. per an. each. (Money order dated Feb. 26 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 75. Order Book IV, p. 261.
Money order for 93l. 15s. 9d. to Sir Littelton Powis, kt., late one of the Judges of Chester; 50l. thereof for 1695, Trinity term, on his 200l. per an. as such, and 43l. 15s. 9d. for 148 days from the last day of Trinity term to Nov. 7 last thereon, being the date of Sir Salathiel Lovell's patent as his successor. Order Book IV, p. 257.
Money warrant for 56l. 4s. 3d. to Sir Salathiel Lovel as one of the Justices of Chester, ut supra; 6l. 4s. 3d. for 21 days, Nov. 7 last to the end of Michaelmas term, on the 200l. per an., ut supra, and the remaining 50l. for Hilary term thereon. (Money order dated 1696, May 8, hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 80. Order Book IV, p. 291.
William Lowndes to the Paymaster of the Works to apply the 1,500l. directed to you this day (infra, pp. 1319–20) towards satisfaction of works etc. as follows, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XIII, p. 96.
for one year's rent of the New River water to St. James's House to Sept. 29 last 27 0 0
for several works done and doing at Hounslow for his Majesty 521 9 2
for Mr. Story, the bird keeper in the Park; one year's allowance due Sept. 29 last, according to contract 20 0 0
for works done in his Majesty's progress to Sherwood 68 17 1
for the works now doing at St. James's for the Princess [of Denmark] 922 15 0
£1,560 1 3
Same [to the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue 2,000l. to Joost Keppell, Master of the Robes, on the unsatisfied order in his name for the Robes: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Keppell or by any others at his nomination on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to convert to his Majesty's use the 40l. paid by Lawrence Towne, a sworn broker, on his agreement for the purchase of the [prize] ship Antonio, bought in April, 1693, by him, by the order and for the account of one William Reynolds for 332l., the said Reynolds becoming shortly after insolvent: the said Towne having petitioned shewing that, being a sworn broker, and thereby obliged not to buy or sell for his own account, he has for divers times and persons bought prize ships and goods of the said Commissioners of great value which by the imployers, being merchants, have been punctually paid for, except in the above case of the Antonio, and that for Reynolds' failure petitioner is prosecuted for payment of the remainder of the purchase money, but being a poor man with a great charge of children and quite unable to pay same he prays that the said 40l. may be converted to the King's use and the ship exposed for sale again. The ship is hereby to be so again sold for the King's benefit and all proceedings at law against petitioner are to be stopped. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, pp. 85–6.
Feb. 17. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Joseph Stepney, praying a grant of the inheritance and power of redemption of certain lands [in Ireland], as therein, forfeited by the attainder of Lord [Bourke of] Brittas: same being referred to the Treasury Lords by the King. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 67.
In the margin: reference renewed to the Lords Justices 1697, March 26.
Feb. 18. Royal sign manual for the following payments out of any unappropriated moneys in the Receipt, viz.: l. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 328. Money Book XIII, p. 79. Order Book IV, p. 259.
to William Conyers, gent.: as royal bounty 50
to Ann Savage: as same 10
to Mary Stedman: as same 20
to Robert, Lord Lucas, Governor of the Tower: without account: for so much due to him for the charges of diet and lodging, 1695, May 9, to 1695–6, Feb. 27, of Col. McEllyott, a prisoner in the Tower: being 42 weeks at 40s. a week 84
£164
(Money warrant dated Feb. 18 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 25 hereon.)
Money warrant for 5,837l. 3s. 11d. to Edward Brewster and Gilham Hills for printing Acts of Parliament, Proclamations, Forms of Prayer, speeches and other things by them delivered to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishop of London and divers public officers for his Majesty's service; and for stationary wares by them delivered for the service of the two Houses of Parliament from 1694, Sept. 29, to 1695, Sept. 29. (Money order dated Feb. 18 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt, dated Feb. 19, to satisfy same out of loans to be made by said Brewster and Hills or others at their nomination on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise.) Money Book XIII, p. 74. Order Book IV, p. 258. Disposition Book XIII, p. 96.]
Treasury direction to the Auditor etc. of the Receipt for the issue of 1,500l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Works: to be satisfied by tallies on the Letter Office revenue (see supra, p. 1318). Money Book XIII, p. 79.
Feb. 18. Treasury warrant to the Auditor, etc. of the Receipt to transfer to the Register of the fourth 4s. Aid the several loans as by the privy seal of the 18th inst., supra, p. 1308, and to further take in loans on said Act up to an inclusive total of 1,800,000l., all ut ibid. Money Book XIII, p. 80.
William Lowndes to same to issue 273l. to Hugh Gregg, ut supra, p. 1309, out of loans to be made by him or his assigns on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XIII, p. 94.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Edward, Visct. Preston, son and heir of Ann relict of Richard, Viscount Preston, concerning the estate of the said late Viscount: same having been referred to the Treasury Lords from the King. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 61.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Phil. Herbert, esq., concerning the office of collector of Strangers' Customs, London port, which is in dispute between him and Mr. Starkey. Ibid, p. 63.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Kent, praying that if Mr. Morgan Whitley, late Receiver [of Assessments] in co. Chester and North Wales, be not continued he may be appointed in his stead. Reference Book VII, p. 133.
Feb. 19. Same to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods [Trent South], of the petition of John Newton, woodward of Whittlewood and Salcey Forests, co. Northants, shewing that by order of the Treasury Lords in Aug., 1690, fees were reduced from 12d. to 6d. in the £ for timber sold, without the petitioner being heard as to his right; therefore praying that he may be admitted to receive his accustomed fee. Ibid, p. 136.
Feb. 20. Royal warrant [to the Lord Lieutenant, Ireland] to transfer to Charles Martin du Clousis as from Jan. 1 last the pension of 2s. a day payable to Charles de Friard on the list of French pensions in the Military Establishment of Ireland. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 343.
Treasury allowance of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Hackney Coaches Commissioners' Office to Christmas last (total, 30l. 5s.d.). Money Book XIII, p. 88.
Same of the salary bill, detailed, of said Office for 1695, Christmas quarter (total, 184l. 10s. 0d.). Ibid, p. 89.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay as follows out of the tallies in your hands [of loans] on credit of the Exchequer in general transferred to the [Register of the] fourth 4s. Aid, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XIII, p. 97.
for one day's subsistence to the Forces in Flanders, viz. for Dec. 31 last, to clear the subsistence of the said Forces to Jan. 1 last, the time of the commencement of the new Regulation 3,545 10
for same for 28 days, Jan. 1 to Jan. 28 last, according to the new Regulation 102,356 6 0
for the ransom of 360 Scotts recruits taken at sea by the French, at a Rix Dollar a man, 910 guilders 91 0 0
for providing 43 recruit horses for Maj. Gen. Eppinger's Regiment of Dragoons in the room of so many killed and taken by the enemy the last campaign, at 12l. each horse and accoutrement 516 0 0
£106,508 16
Feb. 20. William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay (out of tallies as above) 800l. in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn on me [Lowndes] by Mr. Robinson, who is residing on his Majesty's service at the Court of Sweden; being payable to Mr. Robert Jackson. Disposition Book XIII, p. 97.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to order their cashier forthwith to pay 625l. into the Exchequer out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, to satisfy a quarter's salary to the Commissioners of Accounts, ut supra, p. 1318. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the moneys of low wines, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, p. 98.
to Arthur Slingsby 50 0 0
to Mr. Crowne 50 0 0
to Mr. May 50 0 0
to Lady Berkley 50 0 0
to Lord Lucas, 84l. and 90l. 174 0 0
to Mr. Farewell 40 0 0
to the Pages of the Bedchamber 36 0 0
to Ann Fitzharry 30 0 0
to Mr. Blackmore et al. for taking highway men 200 0 0
to the Duke of Devon[shire] as Chief Justice in Eyre 100 0 0
to the Earl of Abingdon as ditto 166 13 4
to Sir William Bowes 66 0 0
to the Officers of the Ordnance on their salaries 600 5 10
to me [Lowndes] for his Majesty's [secret] services 100 0 0
to the Commissioners of Accounts out of moneys of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, ut supra. 625 0 0
£2,337 19 2
Same to the Earl of Romney to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Alexander Higham and Benj. Browne, two gunners; the one for pay due to him as an additional gunner to James's Battery near Upnor Castle; the other for his pay which stands respited on the muster roll for the time he was taken and detained prisoner in France [whilst] going to his post at Scilly. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 65.
Feb. 21. Royal warrant to Benj. Overton, Warden of the Mint, Thomas Neale, Master and Worker, and James Hoare, Comptroller of the Mint, to take delivery and possession of the garden belonging to the house of the said Hoare, Comptroller of the Mint, in the Tower and to build a blanching house, a nealing [house], a flatting house and stables, and likewise to make use of the houses now in the possession of - Johnson and George Evans for enlarging the present melting house during the time that the clipped money shall be recoining, for the better carrying on of which the same are necessary: with a royal declaration that said Hoare, Johnson and Evans shall receive a reasonable compensation for damage sustained hereby and that the premises shall be forthwith restored when the recoinage shall be ended. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 329.
Same to Henry, Earl of Romney, Master General of the Ordnance, and to Robert, Lord Lucas, Governor of the Tower of London, to cause the old Irish Mint in the Tower of London and the barracks over against the same to be quitted of all inhabitants and soldiers and to be immediately delivered into the possession of the officers of the Mint for the purpose of setting up five mills and a melting house for casting the bullion and plate into ingots, the same being necessary for the recoining of the clipped moneys as above: and further that a pair of stairs between the new melting house and the house now inhabited by one Peter Johnson be removed from their present place and that the passage out of the said Irish Mint be made wider for the better convenience of carriage to and from the same; with a like royal declaration as above that a recompence shall be made to all such officers and persons as shall suffer any damage hereby and that when the said work of recoining shall be ended the premises shall be restored to such officers and persons as shall then have good pretensions thereto. Ibid, p. 330.
[?] Treasury allowance of the 1695, Dec. 28 quarter's salary bill, detailed, of the Glass Duty Office (total, 704l. 15s. 10d.). Money Book XIII, p. 80.
Feb. 21. Money warrant for 20,000l. to Henry D'Nassau, Seigneur D'Averquerque, Master of the Horse to the King, as imprest for the extraordinaries of the Stables. (Money order dated Feb. 26 hereon.) Ibid, p. 81. Order Book IV, p. 263.
Same for 50l. to Eleanora May, wife of Charles May, for last Christmas quarter on her pension, as by the privy seal of 1695, May 23, on her marriage as a Maid of Honour. (Money order dated Feb. 26 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 82. Order Book IV, p. 262.
Same for 50l. to Jane Temple, now wife to John, Lord Berkly, for same on a like annuity on her marriage as a same. (Money order dated Feb. 26 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 82. Order Book IV, p. 261.
Same for 36l. to Jo[h]n Smith, one of the Pages of the King's Bedchamber, for himself and the other said Pages (to whom he is [to be] answerable) for one year ended 1695–6, Feb. 21, for the charges they are at in washing of sheets for themselves and the Gentlemen and Grooms of the Bedchamber and for carrying the said sheets from place to place as his Majesty hath occasion from time to time to remove his royal person. (Money order dated Feb. 28 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 83. Order Book IV, p. 265.
Feb. 21. Money warrant for 80l. to Richard Hill for one year to 1695, Sept. 29, on his fee as Latin Secretary. Money Book XIII, p. 83.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Jacob Pinkney as a boatman in Sunderland port loco Robert Lodge, who has relinquished same. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 246.
William Ellson as one of the watermen rowing the tidesurveyors in London port loco Charles Gourney, who relinquishes same.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Thomas Bowles, shewing that at his own very great charge he set out the Joseph privateer with letters of mart to the Bank of Newfoundland against the French, where she took the ship Ann, partly laden with whalebone and blubber, which has since been condemned in the Admiralty Court as lawful prize, but the Customs officers demand the foreign duty, which amounts to a prohibition, and have taken a deposit for same until petitioner can be relieved; therefore praying an order that the lading may pass as if imported by English in English shipping. Reference Book VII, p. 136.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Matthews, Receiver General of the Quarterly Poll for cos. Hereford, Brecon, Cardigan and Radnor, and of the third 4s. Aid for cos. Brecon and Radnor, praying allowance of 780l. 10s. 6d. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt in bringing up his moneys etc. Ibid, pp. 136, 137.
Same to same of the petition of Samuell Pacy, Receiver General for co. Suffolk, for the allowance of 58l. for the like charges in bringing up the money of the Quarterly Poll etc. Ibid, p. 136.
Same to Mr. Fox of the petition of Mr. Dampierre, shewing that all the time of the war in Ireland he was a Captain in Belcastelle's Regiment, for which service there is 106l. due to him; that having by reason of a fit of sickness since lost his commission [he] by the King's order went into Flanders to regain the same, and being taken by the French was kept in a miserable and costly prison and not yet restored to his employment; therefore praying the Treasury Lords' favour herein. Ibid, p. 137.
Feb. 22. Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Peter Godfrey of premises ut supra, p. 1250, viz. two tenements in Austell [Prior], co. Cornwall, for 99 years, terminable on the lives of [him and] Thomas and John, his sons, for the first tenement, and of his son Peter for the second tenement, on the surrender of the interest of said Peter Godfrey, senr., in the premises for the life of Eliz. Divian and Andrew Came in the first tenement and of Andrew Came in the second tenement, in reversion of Henry Seymour's interest [in both]: at the ancient rent of 10s. for each tenement and fine of 50s. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 93.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' subscription of the docquet of this lease.
[? Feb. 22.] Undated entry of the Treasury Lords' subscription of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Edward Barradale of several lands etc. in co Lincoln, part of the lands of Joseph Colinge, outlaw: at a rent of 14s. 8d. and fine of 29s. 4d. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 93.
Feb. 22. William Lowndes to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint. The King thinks it is for his service to appoint Mr. Thomas Hall to be assistant to the Master and Worker of the Mint for the better carrying on of the works of the new coining the clipped moneys and without prejudice to the office of the said Master and Worker. You are to permit him to inspect the charters, indentures, warrants, orders, books, papers, offices and officers belonging to the Mint and to do such other things as may be for his Majesty's service as such assistant and to give him all due assistance in the performance of this trust. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 64.
Feb. 24. Same to the Customs Commissioners for a certificate how much the brandy lately cast on shore and seized in Sussex is in quantity and what the King's part thereof will be. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 630l. to the executors of Lieut. Gen. Douglas, which with 140l. paid to him on account (by the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland) will satisfy the pay of him and his two aides de camp, viz. 616l. for his pay for 154 days, 1691, April 1 to Sept. 1 (the day of his death), at 4l. a day and 154l. for the pay of his two aides de camp for the same time: according to Mr. Abbot's certificate submitted to the Treasury Lords. Ibid.
Feb. 25. Same to the contractors for coining of farthings. The Postmasters General have represented to my Lords that there is 250l. in white farthings remaining in the Post Office which they desire to have changed for the like value in copper farthings. You are to exchange same accordingly. Ibid.
Feb. 26. Treasury warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Samuel Johnson, clerk, of an annuity or yearly pension of 300l. out of the profits of the General Letter Office for 99 years from Christmas last, terminable on the lives of him and Benj. Johnson, his son. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 335.
Royal sign manual for 500l. to Benj. Overton, Warden of the Mint, as royal bounty without accompt. (Money warrant dated Feb. 28 hereon.) (Money order dated March 3 hereon.) Ibid, p. 335. Money Book XIII, p. 85. Order Book IV, p. 264.
Same for 300l. to William Wigan, clerk, rector of the parish church of Kensington, George Howes and Francis Gotobed, churchwardens, and Thomas Colby, Mathew Child, William Munden and Jo. Ilford of the said parish, gentlemen, without account: to be expended towards the repair of the said church. (Money warrant dated Feb. 28 hereon.) (Money order dated March 3 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 336, Money Book XIII, p. 85. Order Book IV, p. 264.
Feb. 26. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to constitute Philip Meadows as one of the Commissioners of Excise in place of Thomas Hall; the Commissioners to be Sir Samuell Dashwood, Sir Step. Evance, Sir Jno. Foche, Francis Parry, William Strong, Edwd. Clarke, John Danvers, Foot Onslow and said Meadows. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 337.
Same to the Treasury Lords to give warrant to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, for the felling of old hawthorns and other spareable underwood in Dean Forest sufficient to raise 1,604l. 4s. 10d.; 945l. 10s. 2d. thereof already due for sundry works and repairs performed about the plantations in Hyde Park, the parks at Hampton Court and in repairing the Faulconers Lodge at Newmarket, and the remaining 658l. 14s. 8d. for other works directed to be performed in St. James's Park and in the said parks of Hampton Court. (Treasury warrant dated Feb. 28 hereon accordingly to said Ryley.) Ibid, p. 338. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 95.
Same constituting and appointing Thomas Hall to be assistant to the Master and Worker of the Mint for the better inspecting and carrying on the works of new coining the clipped moneys, ut supra, p. 1324, to supervise and inspect the offices and officers of the Mint (except those of the Warden and Comptroller): with a salary of 400l. per an. to himself or 200l. per an. for clerks as from Christmas last: without prejudice etc. ut supra. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 339.
Royal sign manual for the following payments out of any unappropriated moneys, viz.: l. Ibid, p. 340. Money Book XIII, p. 86. Order Book IV, p. 263.
to Robert, Lord Lucas, Governor of the Tower: as royal bounty 90
to — Farewell, esq.: as same 40
to Jno. Crown: as same 50
to Ann Fitzharrey: as same 30
to Arthur Slingesby: as same 50
£260
(Money warrant dated Feb. 28 hereon.) (Money order dated March 3 hereon.)
Same for 700l. to Mary Davis, widow: as royal bounty, without account. (Money warrant dated March 6 hereon.) (Money order dated March 10 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 343. Order Book IV, p. 268.
Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to repay to the officers of the Post Office whose salaries do not exceed 60l. their respective assessments to the third 4s. Aid. Money Book XIII, p. 84.
Money warrant for 400l. to the Agents for Taxes (Bartholomew Fillingham, Thomas Hall, Phillip Ryley and James Dewey) for half a year to Christmas last on their allowance of 200l. per an. each. (Money order dated March 6 hereon.) Ibid, p. 84. Order Book IV, p. 265.
Feb. 26. Money warrant for 78l. 10s. 4d. to William Burton, clerk to the said Agents for Taxes; 30l. thereof for the said half year's salary to himself; 10l. for same to a messenger and 38l. 10s. 4d. for one year's incidents to 1695–6, Jan. 1, in the said Agent's Office. (Money order dated March 7 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 85. Order Book IV, p. 266.
Same for 13l. 6s. 8d. to the Vicar of the Tower for two years to 1695, Christmas, on a perpetuity of 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. Money Book XIII, p. 85.
Same for 245l. 13s. 6d. to Andrew Huddleston, Receiver General for Cumberland and Westmorland of the first and second 4s. Aid and the second Quarterly Poll; for his extraordinary charges and services therein. (Money order dated March 23 hereon: with a marginal note of a later Treasury order dated 1702, May 27, for the execution of this money order.) Money Book XIII, p. 87. Order Book IV, p. 272.
Treasury reference to Mr. Blathwayt of Richard Hill's account of contingencies paid for the use of the Pay Office in Antwerp, 1694–5, Jan. 1, to 1695, Dec. 31, amounting to 4,514 florins 5 stivers. Reference Book VII, p. 137.
Treasury warrant to Thomas Newton, Woodward of Whittlewood and Salcey Forests, for the felling of coarse trees not fit for the Navy, for gates, stiles, posts and cabbins for the gateing, stileing, posting and cabaning of the coppice called Prentice Coppice in the Walk of John Sturk, keeper, in the Salcey Forest; Old Waterside Coppice in Hanger Walk and Farthing Coppice in Sholbrook Walk in Whittlewood Forest, in order to the felling of the said coppices; they being reported of over 21 years' growth and fitting to be cut and felled this season and exposed to sale for the Queen Dowager's service: the said Queen's Council having desired the said felling: the gates and posts made last year and which may be conveniently spared from those coppices where any timber trees are left unsold and not carried off are to be made use of again in order to the saving of timber. Warrants not Relating to Money XV, p. 94.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to remit to Daniell Duthaie (Duthais), vinegar maker, 118l. 16s. 0d. of the duty on 198 barrels of vinegar lost when a fire in his neighbourhood burnt down two of his warehouses wherein were 25 tuns of vinegar; the gauger having gauged on July 26 last for vinegar cask and rape cask and found 198 barrels of vinegar foreign and liquors prepared for vinegar from foreign materials, which he charged on petitioner, besides 46 barrels of liquors from English materials then also preparing for vinegar and great quantities of wine, beer and cider which were not charged: and as the said 198 barrels were burnt the duty thereon being 118l. 16s. 0d., may be remitted in compassion on his paying 6l. 19s. 6d. for the duty of the remaining 11 barrels and 20 gallons charged on him to July 27 last. Ibid, p. 96.
Feb. 27. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10,000l. to Charles Bertie on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Ordnance: to be issued out of loans to be made by the said Bertie on credit of the fourth 4s. Aid: and to be for sea service of the Office of Ordnance. Disposition Book XIII, p. 98.
In the margin. memorandum: this sum, though under the head of Sea Service, is to be paid to the East India Company to answer bills from Holland for saltpetre and is by way of commutation because [there is] no money in the Exchequer applicable to the said [saltpetre] service.
Feb. 27. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 993l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name [as Paymaster of the Forces]: to be issued out of 693l. of moneys in the Exchequer arising from Contributions for Reversionary Annuities and 300l. of the rent of Licences for Hackney Coaches. Disposition Book XIII, p. 99.
In the margin: note: this money was intended for Eppinger's Dragoons.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay out of [tallies of] loans in your hands on the Exchequer in general and transferred to the fourth 4s. Aid register 20,164l. 18s.d. for four weeks' subsistence to the Forces in England which are ordered to march; to wit from Feb. 11 inst. to March 9 next; amounting according to the new Regulation to 6,602l. 18s. 1d. per week. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for tallies of pro [on the Excise] for 750l. to Isabella, Duchess Dowager of Grafton, and Charles, Duke of Grafton, her son, for last Christmas quarter on their pensions. (Same dated Feb. 28 to the Excise Commissioners to pay same.) Ibid, pp. 99, 100.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Henry Ayloffe, King's Remembrancer, praying payment of 539l. 11s. 8d. for parchment books supplied for the Customs officers for the year beginning 1695, Christmas, “which is more than the former allowances by 112l. by reason of the extraordinary dearness of parchment.” Reference Book VII, p. 137.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant, Ireland, enclosing the petition of Capt. Godfrey Richards, late Purveyor of the Train of Artillery in Ireland, together with several reports and other papers relating to a debt of 5,012l. 13s.d. owing on account of the said Train, great part whereof is due to several persons in Ireland. We think same in justice ought to be paid and do earnestly recommend same to you that it may be satisfied out of the money given by the Parliament in Ireland for satisfying the arrears of the Army there or in such other way as you may think fit. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 68.
Royal warrant to Henry, Lord Capell, Lord Deputy of Ireland, to discharge Mr. John Kirwan, merchant of the town of Galway, from wool bonds as follows. By his petition he has set forth that he was employed by several merchants in “this” kingdom [England] and other foreign parts as factor to buy several parcels of wool and to export same from Galway port to England, which he did, and at several times thereon gave several bonds to return certificates of the landing the said wool in England, which certificates (of the landing the said wool in England) he returned to the collector of Galway port and same are now affixed to the said bonds; but the then Commissioners of the Revenue, Ireland, understanding that the said certificates were not true, prosecuted him and co-securities (Andrew Bodkin, William Bull, Thomas Smith and Thomas Tully) in the Exchequer Court (where petitioner confessed judgment to avoid trial); that petitioner and his co-securities applied to the Earl of Tyrconnell, then Lord Deputy, setting forth that by patent under the great seal of Ireland all such forfeited bonds were (1683–4, March 12) granted by Charles II to Col. Richard Coote (up to a total of 3,300l. to be realised therefrom), who compounded with petitioner for the said forfeiture and undertook to clear him and his family of the said bonds; and the Earl of Tyrconnell (as appears by the affidavit of Dennie Dalye, a Justice of Common Pleas and a member of the Privy Council, and likewise by the affidavit of Robert Widdrington, agent to said Coote) agreed to ease petitioner and his security of the said bonds and judgments if the said Coote would first surrender his said patent; and the said patent was therefore surrendered in open Court on the said consideration about Trinity term, 1688; the said Kirwan having compounded with Coote at 12d. per stone; and the Earl of Tyrconnell (in consideration of the said surrender and of the satisfaction given by petitioner to said Col. Coote, and finding him to be only concerned as factor for foreign merchants who sent him the said certificates) wrote in petitioner's behalf to the late King [James II] for the discharge of the said bonds and judgments, but the late troubles and war coming on in the next term no satisfaction or discharge was entered on record till (Easter term, 1690) after the late King's arrival in Ireland, when same was done by the Attorney General, and said bonds were delivered up: further, that the petitioner being a native inhabitant, freeman, burgess, Alderman and Mayor of Galway before the late war and not being able to live under the hard usage and oppression of the Irish Army then quartered in Galway and to avoid a siege then expected did in July, 1691, go into France with part of his family and goods, but on the surrender of Galway the Earl of Athlone, then Commander in Chief (having a good character of petitioner as not concerned in any military or civil employment during the said war, and as the considerablest dealer of the town and a great friend and very kind to the Protestant inhabitants thereof during the said war, and as being comprehended in the Articles of Galway), gave his protection and passport for (six months for) petitioner, his family and effects to return to Ireland, “and to remove his effects thither in goods of the growth of France” (there being in the said protection no exception of the import of French goods), which petitioner did, but could not get the benefit thereof by reason of an English Act of Parliament, by which he lost the most part of his effects at sea: further, that since his return he has paid for Excise and Customs 3,000l. sterling, but is now reduced to a low condition by his losses at sea: further, that the Revenue Commissioners have procured several scire facias on the abovesaid judgment against petitioner and his co-securities (the satisfaction for the said judgments having been vacated on the motion of counsel for the Crown by reason of its having been entered by the late King's Attorney General after the present King's accession), but the said securities are all dead save one (Tully), who is beyond seas (in France) and of no substance, whereas by the Articles of Galway petitioner is to enjoy his estate real and personal free from all charges from the beginning of the reign of the late King James II: wherefore he prays a stay of the said prosecution. Ibid, pp. 69–77.
On the said petition the Solicitor General, Ireland, has reported setting out the details of the said bonds and the facts of the case as above and quoting the confirmatory depositions of Sir Walter Blake and James Bryne (the latter being the person who kept Kirwan's books, and deposing that during Kirwan's absence in France Sir Hen. Bellasys was quartered in his house [in Galway] and that Kirwan ever since quartered such of the present King's officers as were billeted on him), and likewise an affidavit of Ste. Deane of Galway; and likewise of the abovesaid Daly as to his mortgage charges on the said Kirwan's estate; and likewise of the Mayor etc. of Galway as to Kirwan's kind and civil behaviour to the Protestants in Galway during the late troubles: wherefore the Solicitor General reported favourably on Kirwan's petition for a discharge of the bonds, and the Lord Deputy of Ireland concurred therewith. It is therefore hereby directed that satisfaction be entered on the records of the said judgments and bonds as above and that the said Kirwan and his sureties and his and their estate be freed from all proceedings upon account thereof.
Feb. 28. Money warrant for 20l. to Samuell Miles, clerk, over and above 20l. already paid him: as a, further reward and for the charges of his transportation to Newfoundland, whither he is going chaplain. (Money order dated March 2 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 85. Order Book IV, p. 264.
Same for 100l. to the Duke of Devon[shire] for one year to 1695, Michaelmas, on his salary as Justice in Eyre, Trent North. Money Book XIII, p. 86.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 300l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces; 150l. 17s.d. thereof out of the 21d. per barrel Excise and 149l. 2s.d. thereof out of Contributions in the Exchequer for Reversionary Annuities: the said 300l. to be paid over to Col. Frederick Hamilton on account of clearings [due] to the officers of his Regiment from the time of its being placed on the English Establishment. Disposition Book XIII, p. 100.
Same to same to issue 80l. to Mr. Hill, the Latin Secretary, ut supra, p. 1323: out of loans to be made by said Hill or by any other at his nomination on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid.
Same to Sir Henry Bellasyse to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Isaac Teale et al., apothecaries, praying payment of 8,568l. 9s. 5d. for drugs and medicines by them furnished to the Army and Hospitals in Flanders, viz. 3,709l. 0s. 2d. for the balance of their accounts for the year 1694 and the remaining 4,861l. 9a. 3d. for the year 1695: together with the Earl of Ranelagh's report in that matter, whereby there appears to be to them only 8,017l. 9s. 11d. for that service. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 66.
Feb. 28. William Lowndes to the Farmers of the Lottery. The Treasury Lords have signed orders for paying last Christmas quarter to the several poor persons whose pensions are payable out of the rent of the Lotteries. Your rent for that quarter is not yet paid into the Exchequer. You are forthwith to pay it in and to be punctual in payment in future according to the covenant of your indenture. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 65.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Earl of Macclesfield for a further lease of several cottages, encroachments, coal mines and perquisites of Courts within the borough of Macclesfield, which were granted to his father, the late Earl. Ibid, p. 66.
Same to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition and papers [all missing] of Major Edmund Power for a further term in some lands he holds in co. Kerry in order to the satisfaction of a debt owing to him of 600l. 10s.d.: said petition having been presented to the King, but the petitioner being unknown to the King, his Majesty ordered the Treasury Lords to refer it to Lord Coningsby. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition and other papers [all missing] of the executors of James Paul, late Farmer of the Prizage and Butlerage of wine of the port of London and other ports, praying that the duty of Prizage may be paid for prize wines as well in the port of London as in the outports. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Robert Mawgridge, praying payment of two years' allowance of 24l. per an. due to him as a patent drummer in the First Troop of Guards. Ibid, p. 67.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Daniell Dobbins as a landwaiter, London port, loco George Boucher, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 246.
Same to same to deliver two chests of sword blades imported by Paulus Colander, merchant of Armenia in Persia, he having the late Queen's warrant to import into this kingdom sword blades made at Nuremberg in order to export the same to the East Indies, being three fingers broad [and such as are] not used or made in this kingdom; but the licence being limited to two years was expired when he ordered two small chests thereof for export in the East India ships now ready to sail; so that same were seized on arrival in London port: but the Customs Commissioners having reported that there would be no inconvenience to this kingdom if same were permitted to be exported and that same are not seized, but brought into the warehouse to await Treasury direction, the sole reason for the arrest being the expiry of the licence. Ibid, p. 247.
Feb. 28. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Edward May, esq., praying a grant to him and his heirs of part of the forfeited estate of the Visct. of Galmoye (as in a list thereto) under the yearly Crown rent of 40l. in consideration of his services and of the sum of 1,700l. already due to him out of the said estate by judgments executed and [the same] is liable to several other incumbrances. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 68.
Same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, enclosing the petition [missing] of the Duke of Ormonde, praying a licence to coin pence and twopences of a part [sort] of metal chymically prepared (according to a specimen made thereof) for the use of the kingdom of Ireland: as also a letter [missing] from the Lord Deputy of Ireland, with the Attorney General's report [missing] on the said petition: same having been laid before the King, who has ordered them to be referred to you for your opinion how far the trade of that nation may be affected by making such coins. Ibid, p. 69.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of Dr. Harvey that no money be paid by Alice Knott for apprehending George Higgins until he be heard. Notice to be given to Dr. Harvey in Peter Street in Petty France. Caveat Book, p. 41.
Feb. 29. Royal warrant to Henry, Lord Capell, Lord Deputy of Ireland, for a lease to be passed to Nehemiah Donnellan, esq., one of the Barons of the Exchequer, Ireland, of the manor of Longwood, co. Meath, and Derrinlig, co. Kildare [Meath], for 61 years and of the lands of Clonguiffin, co. Meath, for 15 years from the termination of the present lease granted to him by the Commissioners for Forfeitures, Ireland, at the canted rent now reserved for same as below: it appearing that for some years he has been in possession of the town and lands of Longwood and Clonguiffin, co. Meath, and Derrinlig, co. Kildare, containing in all 1,100 acres, by virtue of a mortgage thereof from Sir Edward Tyrrell, bart., of Longwood, co. Meath, in 1686 for 900l. principal (which with interest is now 1,200l.); that the said Clonguffin being near a moiety of the premises was held in lease by Sir Edward Tyrrell and the inheritance thereof in the Crown by said Tyrell's attainder; that the Commissioners of Forfeitures, Ireland, exposing the same to be let by public cant forced the petitioner (being the highest bidder) to take same for two years from Lady day last at 110l. 15s. 0d. rent; that having so short an interest petitioner cannot grant any long sub-leases and by reason thereof great part of the lands have lain waste on his hands, which he did with great expense and hazard defend during the late rebellion. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 59–63.
On the said petition the Attorney General, Ireland, reported that said Sir Edward Tyrell and Dr. Patrick Tyrrell sold for 900l. in 1686, Nov. 1, to Richard Shuckburgh of Barton, co. Warwick, the lands of Gurtin [Gorteen], 346 acres, 57 acres in Ballynaminton [Bullynamony] and 146 acres in Curraghbegg, alias Curraghboy, and all the manor, town and lands of Longwood, and John Shuckburgh, son of said Richard, did by deed dated 1690, Dec. 4, sell to said Donnellan all the said lands of Gurtin, Ballynaminton, Curraghbegg and the said manor of Longwood; that soon after the victory at the Boyne Thomas Sisson on behalf of the said John Shuckburgh entered on the lands of Longwood and held the same till the sale to Donellan, and Donellan has held same ever since; that by an endorsement on the deeds signed by the Deputy Escheator of co. Meath it appears that the said deeds were exhibited and found at Trim in said county on an inquisition taken there 1694, Dec. 4, which found the Crown's title to the lands on the attainder of said Sir Edward Tyrell; further, that by a certificate of James Bonnell, Register to the Commissioners of Forfeitures, Ireland, it appears that the said lands of Longwood and Clonguffin, containing 895 acres, and Derinlig were exposed to public cant by the said Commissioners 1694, Dec. 22, and set to petitioner, who was then Prime Serjeant at Law, for two years from 1695, Lady day, at rent as above, he being the highest bidder on the said cant, and further that the said house of Longwood was very much ruined and decayed during the late war by the Raparees; and that Gilbert Donnellan, gent., has deposed that the petitioner took him and other Protestants, servants and four or five Protestant families during the time of the war in the said house of Longwood to defend the same and furnished them with arms and ammunition at his great charge, notwithstanding which the Raparees broke into the outhouses and carried away several sheep, horses and cows, and further deposes that three parcels of the said lands, viz. Feagh, Blackditch and part of the town of Longwood, are claimed and above 200 acres enjoyed by old leases from the said Sir Edward Tyrrell: and further that by an affidavit of Charles Guelgh of Monymore, co. Meath, gent., it appears by an answer in Chancery of Nicho. Plunkett of Dunsoghly to a bill preferred against him by the said Sir Edward in 1683 that Derinlig and Clanguffin were parts of the manor of Longwood, but the inheritance of Clanguffin was sold by said Plunkett to Goodwin Swift, a Protestant, and there is doubt whether by the words in the deed Derinlig is within the petitioner's security, though 'twas intended to be part thereof, but the house of Longwood being built on the boundaries betwixt the counties of Meath and Kildare and Derinlig being but 188 acres is part of the gardens, so that they cannot be enjoyed separately: and that petitioner's desire may be granted: with which report of the Attorney General the Lord Deputy agrees.