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Entry book: March 1696, 16-31

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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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March 1696, 16–31

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Mar. 16. Money order for 227l. 18s. 1d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries delivered to the officers of said Court for Hilary term past and for diet for 236 days, 1695, June 20, to 1695, March 12,“for the said officers” [sic for for him the said Usher]. Order Book IV, p. 270.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans to be made by the respective payees themselves or by others at their nomination on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: l. s. d. Disposition Book XIII, p. 107.
to Sir Joseph Williamson 320 0 0
to Sir Cha. Cotterell 150 0 0
to John Dormer, esq. 60 16 8
to Richard Le Bass, esq. 50 0 0
£580 16 8
Treasury reference to Samuell Travers and Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of James, Duke of Ormonde, for a lease of some lodgings adjoining Whitehall for 42 years at some small rent [and to be] reassumable by the Crown on payment of 1,800l., which petitioner has expended on the premises. Reference Book VII, p. 140.
Mar. 16. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition of Alexander Stewart, Deputy Lieutenant of the Ordnance in Ireland, praying a grant of lands as follows or so much per an. out of other lands which petitioner shall discover to be forfeited in Ireland and to be undisposed of: said petition being referred to the Treasury Lords by the King. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 78.
Appending: schedule of said lands. l.
Thomas Leicester's lands in King's County, set by the Commissioners of Forfeitures at [per an.] 92
Cha. Ryan's lands in co. Kilkenny 20
Talbott of Temple Oge, a house in Skiners in Dublin, now let by [the said] Commissioner at 16
Hugh Kelly's land in co. Galway, let for 56
Hugh Kelly's land on co. Roscommon, let at 44
James Browne's land in co. Mayo, let at 9
Thomas Bourk's land in co. Mayo, let at 20
£257
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Ellen D'Courcy, daughter of the late Lord Courcy, praying a grant of the ferries and passages of Ireland which were lately in lease to her under the Crown rent of 33l. per an., “but void by the breaking the Act of Settlement there.” Ibid.
In the margin: the aforegoing letter [of reference] was renewed upon the death of the Lord [Capell] Deputy of Ireland [by fresh letter] to the Lords Justices, Ireland, 1696, Sept. 17.
Mar. 17. Money warrant for 182l. 11s. 4d. to the executors of Sir Gyles Eyre, late a Justice of the King's Bench, for 87 days, 1695 [1694–5], March 6, to 1695, June 2, the day on which he died, on his termly fee of 250l. Money Book XIII, p 98
Same for 343l. 2s. 6d. to Thomas Felton and the executors of William Chiffinch for last Christmas quarter on their fees and allowances as Master of the Hawks. Ibid.
William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay (out of the 300,000l. put into your hands charged on the Continuing Act) 531l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, to defray the charge of building a house in the Savoy for the Provost Marshal of the Forces, with a prison and other accessories thereto, according to an estimate by Sir Christopher Wren: to be placed to the head of Army Contingencies. Disposition Book XIII, p. 108.
Same to the Attorney General to report his opinion on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Assessment Commissioners in the town of Portsmouth for the fourth 4s. Aid, touching a question which arose amongst them, viz. whether the officers in the Dock Yard and other officers [there] depending on the Navy, but not actually in the Fleet, ought to be taxed for their salary to the said Ajd. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 73.
Mar. 17. William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to present to the Treasury Lords Ferdinand Young to be waiter and searcher at Sarum in Poole port loco William Temple, who is removed from that employment. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 73.
Treasury warrant to same to employ Thomas Browne as Surveyor of Sunderland port loco Richard Potts, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 250, 251.
Richard Smith (chief boatman at Chichester) as chief boatman at Littlehampton in the said port loco Nath. Butler, deceased.
William Whitman as chief boatman at Chichester loco the above Richard Smith, removed to Littlehampton.
Same to same to send to the lodgings of the Ambassadors from the Republic of Venice goods lately arrived from Holland and belonging to them. Ibid, p. 250.
Appending: schedule of said goods (furniture, silver, harness for six horses, etc.).
Treasury reference to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, of the petition of Charlton Whitlocke, steward of the Courts in the Forest of Windsor, praying a grant of the underwood in the two coppices called Fanne Grove and Knole Grove, being [of] about six years' growth. Reference Book VII, p. 140.
Same to the Commissioners for Transports of the petition of Mathew Anderson, owner of the David pink, Thomas Hogg master, shewing that the said ship was pressed into the King's service in Ireland to carry Ordnance stores in the late wars of Ireland, upon which account there was due to him 349l. 7s. 0d., whereof the Ordnance Board in Ireland ordered payment of 50l. in part; that upon application made for the remainder he was sent [referred] to the Ordnance Office in England, who rejected the matter as not proper before them: therefore praying that the remainder of the freight may be paid or such directions as may set him upon an equal foot with those concerned in the Transport service as are benefited by the Act of Parliament. Ibid, p. 141.
Mar. 18. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Navy Commissioners to sell decayed naval stores as follows, which upon a survey have been found unuseful for the service of the Navy. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 352.
Appending: schedule of said stores (old junks and cordage, canvas and hammacoes at respectively Deptford, Woolwich, Chatham, Sheerness, Portsmouth and Plymouth).
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Thomas Hewett of the office of Surveyor General of Woods. Trent North, loco Walter Lycock, deceased: to hold by himself or deputy, with the fee of 50l. per an. and as amply etc. as Walter Lycock, Thomas Corbyn, Sir John Temple, kt., or any other predecessor therein. Ibid, p. 353.
Royal sign manual for 1,500l. to Paul Boyer, gent., without accompt: to be distributed amongst the poor French Protestants in the kingdom of Ireland as the King's charity and royal benevolence towards their relief and subsistence. (Money warrant dated March 20 hereon.) (Money order dated March 23 hereon.) Ibid, p. 353. Money Book XIII, p. 101. Order Book IV, p. 271.
Mar. 18. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 2,242l. to William Blathwayte for his allowance for executing the office of one of the Secretaries of State attending on the King's person beyond the seas and in the Army, viz. for one year, 1694–5, Jan. 1, to 1695–6, Jan. 1: without deduction and without account. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 354.
Same to same to pay 1,000l. to said Blathwayt for equipage as Secretary at War attending the King in the Expedition to the Low Countries (for providing carriages and other necessaries for himself and his office and for defraying other extraordinaries and incidents in the [said] service: without deduction. Ibid.
Same to Thomas Neal, Master and Worker of the Mint, to apply and pay the following establishment of allowances out of the 14d. per pound [weight] Troy allowed by the Act of Parliament [7–8 Wm. III, c. 1] for remedying the ill state of the coin: this present warrant being made on the several petitions of the officers of the Mint relating to the allowances to be made for making the new money and for melting and refining the clipped moneys. The said allowances are hereby to be as follows: d. Ibid, pp. 355–6.
to the smith or worker of the irons of the Mint
to the Corporation of Moneyers 9
to the market
to the Master and Worker, out of which nevertheless he shall pay the additional allowances undermentioned
14
Additional allowances to be paid by the Master and Worker of the Mint out of the abovesaid poundage of 3¼d.; which allowances it is the King's pleasure shall commence from 1695–6, Jan. 29, and shall be paid quarterly till the clipped moneys shall be re-coined: £ per an.
to the Comptroller for the pains of himself and such officers as must by him be employed and for the damage he sustains by the building [of] offices in his garden for the accommodation of the new coining after the rate per an. of 300
to the Assaymaster, for himself and a clerk 220
to the Surveyor of the Meltings and Clerk of the Iron 100
to the Weigher and Teller 100
to the Warden of the Mint for his two clerks; the Master and Worker for his three clerks and to the King's Clerk or Clerk of the Papers in the Mint for his clerk; at the rates per an. each of 30l. 180
£900
together with such further allowances as the King may think reasonable by any other [royal] warrant to direct to be made to any others upon account of this extraordinary coinage out of the sa d 3¼d. per pound troy.
And the Master Worker of the Mint is hereby to detain the said 14d. per pound Troy out of the new moneys proceeding from the said clipt moneys in due proportions according to the respective quantities of new moneys that shall be made for the particular revenues, taxes, loans or other branches to which the clipt moneys belonged in such manner as that every particular revenue, tax, loan or branch may bear the proper charge of making its new money.
Mar. 18. Royal warrant to Thomas Neal, Master and Worker of the Mint to pay from time to time to Jonathan Ambrose, the Melter of the Mint, the allowance of three farthings on every pound weight Troy for melting and 12d. upon every pound weight Troy for refining the silver of the clipped moneys “in the due proportions according to the respective quantities” etc. as above; the said Ambrose having proposed to melt down the clipped moneys for the allowance of three farthings and to refine the same for the allowance of 12d., which the Master and the Comptroller of the Mint think reasonable provided he undertakes to pay all workmen's wages and to bear the charge of pots, coals and all other incidents relating to the said melting and to make up and answer the sweep of every particular fond or branch [of the revenue] separately by itself and to reduce the silver of the clipped moneys upon the refining to 15½ pennyweight at least better than the standard and to submit to such officer and surveyor as shall be recommended by the Warden, the Master and the Comptroller of the Mint. King's Warrant Book XVIII, pp. 356–7.
Royal sign manual for 500l. to Col. Roger Whitley, Mayor of Chester, and Sir John Mainwaring, one of the Aldermen of Chester, as royal bounty, without account: to be expended towards the rebuilding of the Common Hall in said city in such manner as the Mayor and Aldermen thereof shall direct. (Money order dated March 20 hereon.) (Money order dated March 23 hereon.) Ibid, pp. 357–8. Money Book XIII, p. 100. Order Book IV, p. 270.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Nicholas Baker as imprest for Crown law charges. (Money order dated March 19 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 98. Order Book IV, p. 269.
Mar. 19. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans in the Exchequer on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: l. Disposition Book XIII, p. 107.
to Mr. Robbins, alias Chaloner, in part of 1,000l. 300
to me [Lowndes] for secret service 1,200
£1,500
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay as follows out of the 300,000l. put into your hands of loans on the Continuing Act, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, p. 108.
for the arrears of subsistence to the four old Troops of the Marquis de Miremont's Regiment of Dragoons to 1695, Dec. 31 782 4 5
for providing four recruit horses for the said Regiment in the room of so many lost the last campaign 48 0 0
for three recruit horses for Col. Rosse's Regiment of Dragoons 36 0 0
for one recruit horse for Col. Cunningham's Regiment of Dragoons 12 0 0
for the pilots that brought over the transport ships with the Forces from Flanders 200 0 0
for three months' pay to Monsieur Aubusarque as Col. and Capt. of Dragoons, ending Dec. 31 last 140 6 0
for the killed and wounded men of Brigadier Fitz Patrick's Regiment before Namur 35 0 0
for Col. Lloyd's Regiment of Dragoons, upon account of clearings from 1692, April 1 1,000 0 0
£2,253 10 5
Mar. 19. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,668l. 13s. 11d. to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on the unsatisfied order in their names [as Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland]: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Fox on credit of the Contributions for Reversionary Annuities: and to be by them paid over to the Commissioners of the Transports on account of the Transport service. Disposition Book XIII, p. 109.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to insert 60l. in his next [weekly paper of] demand for money; to be for Henry Lewis to repay money he has laid out in levying recruits for the two Companies belonging to New York in 1689 and for his service upon that account; in accordance with Mr. Povey's report on said Lewis's petition. Out Letters (General) XV, p, 73.
Same to the Agents for Taxes, enclosing a letter [missing] sent to Sir Rowland Gwyn relating to a difference amongst the Commissioners of the [fourth] 4s. Aid in co. Brecon concerning the place of their general meeting. Please inform my Lords which was the most usual place of meeting. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Jane Wagstaff, widow of John Wagstaff, praying payment of 91l. 11s. 11d. due to her said husband as a Lieutenant in Sir John Jacob's Regiment. Ibid, p. 74.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Morgan Jones for a place as landcarriageman, London port, on the first vacancy, and meantime for some other employment for his present support. The Treasury Lords recommend him for such first vacancy and meantime for some such employment for his support. Reference Book VII, p. 140.
Mar. 20. Royal warrant to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby, Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay 194l. 18s. 0d. as royal bounty to Helena Deering, widow of Col. Daniel Deering, being 110l. 8s. 0d. for his checqued pay for 106 days while he commanded the Regiment and 84l. 10s. 0d. for 169 days' pay of her son as Capt. in the same Regiment, being checqued by reason of their non appearing at the musters: the said widow being left destitute of any maintenance. King's Warrant Book XVIII, pp. 372, 374.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to take in loans on the Continuing Act; all in accordance with the privy seal of the 17th inst., ut supra, p. 1343. Money Book XIII, p. 99.
Same to same to similarly take in loans on the Act for enlarging the times to purchase reversions on annuities; all in accordance with the privy seal of the 17th inst., ut supra, p. 1343. Ibid, pp. 99–100.
Money warrant for 423l. 13s. 7d. to William, Duke of Devonshire, without account: in full of 965l. 18s. 2d. remaining due to him on the foot of an account of moneys received by him out of the public revenue for assisting the Revolution in the year 1688; which account was declared 1692, Sept. 29, and 542l. 4s. 7d. having been already paid to him thereon. (Money order dated March 23 hereon.) (William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt, dated March 24, to pay same out of loans to be made by Henry Lobb, the said Duke's assignee, in this behalf, on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise.) Ibid, p. 100. Order Book IV, p. 272. Disposition Book XIII, p. 112.
Treasury allowance of the 1695, June 24 quarter's incidents bill (not detailed) of the Excise Office: total, 1,920l. 2s. 2d. Money Book XIII, p. 100.
Treasury warrant to the Auditors of Imprests to give credit to Mr. John Rawkins, deceased, in his account as late Receiver of the Hackney Coaches Licences revenue, for three items for in all 140l. craved as allowances in his account; whereby his said account will be left even and quit. Ibid, pp. 102–3.
Prefixing: said account, as stated by Auditor Aid-worth (total charge, 35,000l., representing the [licence] fines of 50l. each for 700 Hackney coaches: discharge: payments, detailed, into the Exchequer, 34,500l.; salaries and the abovesaid allowance 500l.; total discharge, 35,000l.).
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 100,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on credit of the Continuing Act: and to be applied towards defraying the expense of clothing the Army for this present year “and is in part of 246,670l. 7s.d. due for the offreckonings of the several Regiments, Troops and Companies to the 1st of January last: according to the said Earl's report of the 13th inst. to the Treasury Lords. Disposition Book XIII, p. 109.
(In the margin: advanced as by the letter of March 23.)
Mar. 20. William Lowndes to Sir Christopher Wren. In pursuance of the King's commands, my Lords have appointed the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 531l. to the Master of the Works in accordance with your estimate of the charge of building a house in the Savoy for the Provost Marshal, with a prison and other necessaries thereto. Please take care that the building be proceeded on with all expedition and that the said money be so applied. Disposition Book XIII, p. 109.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite [as Secretary to the Forces]. My Lords have lately appointed 8,017l. 9s. 11d. to be paid by the Earl of Ranelagh to the apothecaries and others concerned in fornishing and supplying drugs and medicines for the Land Forces, together with the Hospitals in Flanders, viz, for their demands for 1694 and 1695 as follow: l. s. d. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 74.
to complete their demands of 6,389l. 10s. 8d. for medicines in the year 1694 3,389 10 8
in full of their demands for 1695 4,627 19 3
£8,017 9 11
Please procure a royal warrant to authorise said Earl to pay same accordingly. The apothecaries are to bear the charge of deduction for poundage out of the same.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 254.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Kensington, March 15 inst., (made on the petition of Samuell Fuller, commander of the Panther) that the said ship may proceed on her voyage to Leghorn in consideration of the petitioner's particular service in bringing from Flanders a Regiment of the Forces.
Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Ellenor Wren, widow of Capt. Ralph Wren, deceased, praying payment of the wages due to her said husband as Capt. of the ships Norwich and Coronation, and praying remission of the 100l. remainder of 300l. due to the King for freight of a certain quantity of sugar her husband brought over with him from Barbados in the Coronation; for which debt of freight her said husband's wages is stopt. Reference Book VII, p. 141.
Same to S. Travers [Surveyor General of Crown Lands] of the petition of Sir Cha. Hedges, John Stevens and William Beaumont, praying a fresh lease of some pasture ground lying in three closes of the Old Park of Richmond; their present lease being to expire at Lady day next. Ibid, p. 142.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of John Norwood as Agent to the Earl of Romney for the pay [of the Companies or Garrisons] of the Cinque Ports: ut supra, p. 1159. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 485.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of John Pershall that the [unpaid] arrears of the 600l. per an. settled upon the late Lord Culpeper upon the establishment of the Forces be not paid to Lord Fairfax until said Pershall be heard. Caveat Book, p. 42.
Mar. 21. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 3,000l. to the Earl of Portland on the unsatisfied order in his name as Keeper of the Privy Purse: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XIII, p. 110.
And 1,500l. to Gasper Frederick Henning on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Gardens: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Henning on credit of the Post Office revenue.
Same to same to issue 1,500l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Smith on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 2,000l. to Charles Shales, his Majesty's goldsmith: to be issued out of loans to be made by him ut supra. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 5,000l. to Bartholomew Burton on the unsatisfied order in his name for rewards, discounts and other charges about loans into the Exchequer: to be issued out of loans to be made by him ut supra. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 6,000l. to Ralph, Earl of Montagu, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Master of the Great Wardrobe: to be issued out of loans to be made by him ut supra. Ibid, p. 111.
Same to same to issue 20,000l. to Francis, Earl of Bradford, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Cofferer of the Household: for the service of the Household to be issued out of loans to be made by him ut supra. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 8.000l. to Lord Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Chamber: for the service of the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber: to be issued out of loans to be made by him ut supra. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 2,000l. to Joost Keppell, esq., Master of the Robes: for the service of the Office of the Robes: to be issued out of loans to be made by him ut supra. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 7,500l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works: for the service of the Works: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Lloyd on credit of the Post Office revenue. Ibid.
Mar. 23. Money warrant for 62l. 10s. 0d. to the churchwardens of the parish church of Hampton, co. Middlesex, for 1¼ years on their annuity of 50l. for the benefit and support of the poor inhabitants of said town, as by the privy seal of 1694, Oct. 18, supra, p. 781: to be distributed under the direction of the Vicar thereof and of the under housekeeper of the King's royal palace there. (Money order dated March [sic for April] 6 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 104. Order Book IV, p, 282.
Mar. 23. Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies of pro on the Post Office revenue for 7,500l. for Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, and 1,500l. for Gasper Frederick Henning in repayment of so much by them respectively lent this day into the Exchequer on credit of the Post Office revenue. Money Book XIII, p. 107.
Money warrant for 63l. to Sir Leonard Robinson, which by a mistake was received Feb. 7 last, for the reversion of an annuity of 14l. per an. upon the life of Thomas Knight of St. Michael, Queenhithe, London, grocer; which said reversion was purchased before, to wit 1695, Nov. 12, by Jo[h]n Hooke, James Wittewrong and Constantine Vernatti of London, merchants. (Money order dated March 31 hereon.) Ibid, p. 107. Order Book IV, p. 276.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 500l. to Col. Roger Whitley and Sir John Mainwaring, ut supra, p. 1350, out of the like sum which will be paid into the Exchequer by the Receiver General of Crown Revenues for North Wales. Disposition Book XIII, p. 112.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report in accordance with the enclosed Order of the King in Council on the case of the ship Barnstable Merchant, which was cleared by the collector of Biaeford port and sailed for Ireland, notwithstanding the embargo. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 75. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 252.
Prefixing: said Order in Council, dated Kensington, March 19, made on a letter from the Admiralty dated “yesterday” to Secretary the Duke of Shrewsbury, with an extract of a letter from Capt. Pollard of the 15th inst.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. The Customs Commissioners have acquainted my Lords that 17,000l. of Customs money lies ready at Bristol to be conveyed hither in specie if a guard were appointed to attend the same. If a guard can be conveniently appointed from those parts, please appoint same. If not conveniently to be done, please acquaint the Customs Commissioners therewith, as my Lords have directed them in that case to send same up under a guard of their own. (Same to the said Commissioners, directing them as above.) Out Letters (General) XV, pp. 75, 76.
Same to Auditor Bridges, enclosing Admiral Russell's account of moneys by him received and expended in the Straits, with the observations of the Navy Victuallers thereon, and the said Admiral's answer to the said observations. My Lords desire to know whether the rates of the several species of provisions therein concerned do come out as cheap as the King's allowance to pursers of ships. Please hear the Victualling Commissioners and Mr. Doddington hereon and thereupon cast up the rates of the several species of provisions and report to my Lords whether upon the whole the same exceed the King's allowance to the pursers and how much. Ibid, p. 76.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Quiney in the inferior list of tides men, London port, loco Alexander Douglas, removed to the upper list. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 252.
Alexander Douglas (out of the inferior list of tidesmen of 35l. per an.) to be established in the upper list of tidesmen Ibid. at 40l. per an. loco Philip Gross, deceased.
Mar. 23. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Arthur Podmore and Joshua Dawson, praying a grant of some forfeited lands as in a schedule thereto: said petition having been received by the Treasury Lords from the King. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 78.
Mar. 24. Money warrant for 455l. to Henry, Visct. Galway, for three months, Dec. 3 last to March 3 inst., on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy. (Money order dated March 27 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 105. Order Book IV, p. 274.
Same for 1,557l. 2s. 0d. to same for two bills of extraordinaries, 1694–5, Jan. 1, to 1695, Dec. 31, in his said service: as allowed by Secretary the Duke of Shrewsbury. (Money order, ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 105. Order Book IV, p. 274.
Same for 91l. to Hugh Gregg for three months, Dec. 28 last to March 28 inst., on his ordinary of 20s. a day as Residing for his Majesty's service with the King of Denmark. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 105. Order Book IV, p. 275.
Same for 237l. 12s. 0d. to same for a bill of extraordinaries, 1695, April 1 to Oct. 1, in his said service. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 105. Order Book IV, p. 275.
Same for 273l. to Sir Paul Rycaut for three months, Dec. 21 last to March 21 inst., on his ordinary as Resident with the Hanse towns. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 105. Order Book IV, p. 274.
Same for 567l. 6s. 8d. to same for three bills of extraordinaries, 1694–5, Jan. 1, to 1695–6, Jan. 1, in his said service. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 105. Order Book IV, p. 274.
Same for 420l. 16s.d. to Robert Cole for three bills of extraordinaries to 1695, Sept. 8, as his Majesty's Agent and Consul General at Algier. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 105. Order Book IV, p. 274.
Same for 694l. 1s. 0d. to Edward, Visct. Villiers, for two bills of extraordinaries, 1695, June 28 to Dec. 28, as Envoy Extraordinary to the States General and Plenipotentiary at the Congress at the Hague: as allowed by Secretary Trumbull. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 105. Order Book IV, p. 274.
Same for 304l. 8s. 4d. to John Robinson for three bills of extraordinaries, 1695, May 3, to 1695–6, Feb. 3, as Agent in Sweden. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 105. Order Book IV, p. 275.
Same for 455l. to John Methuen for three months, 1695, Dec. 15, to March 15 inst., on his ordinary as Envoy to Portugal. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 105. Order Book IV, p. 275.
Same for 632l. to same for one bill of extraordinaries, 1694, Dec. 20, to 1695, Dec. 20, in his said service: as allowed by Secretary the Duke of Shrewsbury. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 105. Order Book IV, p. 275.
Mar. 24. Money warrant for 455l. to Robert Wo[l]seley, esq., for three months, Nov. 29 last to Feb. 28 last, on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector of Bavaria, Governor of Flanders. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 105. Order Book IV, p. 274.
Same for 482l. 10s. 0d. to same for two bills of extraordinaries for 1¼ years to 1695, Sept. 3, in his said service. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 105. Order Book IV, p. 274.
Same for 455l. to Phill. D'Hervart for three months, Dec. 19 last to March 19 inst., on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Swiss Cantons. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 106. Order Book IV, p. 274.
Same for 1,245l. 9s. 6d. to same for two bills of extraordinaries, 1694, Sept. 25, to 1696, March 26 (25), in his said service: as allowed by Secretary the Duke of Shrewsbury. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 106. Order Book IV, p. 274.
Same for 455l. to James Cresset for three months, Dec. 10 last to March 10 inst., on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburg. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 106. Order Book IV, p. 274.
Same for 727l. to same for three bills of extraordinaries, 1695, June 12, to March 12 inst., in his said service: as allowed by Secretary Sir William Trumbull. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 106. Order Book IV, p. 274.
Same for 455l. to George Stepney, esq., for three months, Nov. 22 last to Feb. 21 last, on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the several Princes of Germany on the Rhine. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 106. Order Book IV, p. 274.
Same for 964l. to same for three bills of extraordinaries, 1695, April 30, to 1695–6, Jan. 30, in his said service. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 106. Order Book IV, p. 274.
Same for 831l. 11s. 6d. to Robert, Lord Lexinton, on a bill of extraordinaries, 1694, Dec. 1, to 1695, Dec. 1, as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 106. Order Book IV, p. 274.
Same for 594l. 9s. 0d. to Mathew Prior, esq., for three bills of extraordinaries, 1695, May 1, to Feb. 1 last, as Remaining for his Majesty's service at the Hague: as allowed by Secretary Sir William Trumbull. (Money order ut supra.) Money Book XIII, p. 106. Order Book IV, p. 274.
J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Navy Commissioners. The Treasurer of the Navy has represented to my Lords that he paid to William Meesters, esq. (pursuant to two warrants signed by the late Queen), 4,500l. for particular service, to wit 1,500l. under a warrant of 1692, May 28, and 3,000l. by a warrant of 1692, July 23, and the said Treasurer desires allowance thereof in his accounts. Please cause bills to be made out according to the method of your Office for discharging the said Treasurer thereof upon his producing the said warrants and the acquittances or bills of exchange: and charge the said 4,500l. as an imprest on the said Meesters. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 77.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Thomas, Lord Raby, for 99 years' [lease] in reversion of a grant made by Charles II, 1674, June 24, for 31 years to Dame Eliz. Shipman of the lighthouses of Dunge Ness in co. Kent. Reference Book VII, p. 141.
Mar. 25. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 2,000,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, as imprest for the pay of such of the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces as are in his care of pay. (Money warrant dated April 1 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated March 31.) (Money order dated April 6 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 361. Money Book XIII, p. 115. Order Book IV, p. 281.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a new Commission of the Customs: the new Commissioners to be Sir Robert Clayton, Sir Patience Ward, Sir Robert Southwell, Charles Godolphin, Sir Walter Young, James Chadwick, Samuel Clark and Benjamin Overton [the said Overton being added to the other said Commissioners as constituted by the last hereto preceding Commission): with salaries, powers, secretary etc., as in the said last Commission. King's Warrant Book XVIII, pp. 362–3.
Same to same for a same to constitute Isaac Newton, esq., to be Warden of the Mint (“Keeper of the Change and Money within our Tower of London and Keeper of the Coinage of Gold and Silver within our said Tower and elsewhere within our kingdom of England”) loco the abovesaid Benjamin Overton: with the salaries or allowances of his said office as from 1696, Lady day: with power to exercise his said office by himself or sufficient deputy: all in as large and ample manner as Sir Anth. St. Leger, kt., Sir Thomas Wharton, Kt. of the Bath, Phillip Wharton, esq., Sir Phil. Lloyd, kt., Owen Wynn, esq., Benjamin Overton or any other predecessors therein: with revocation of the grant of said office to said Overton. Ibid, p. 364.
Royal sign manual for 2,000l. to Joost Keppel, esq., Master of the Robes: as imprest for service of the Robes. (Money warrant dated March 26 hereon.) (Money order dated March 31 hereon.) Ibid, p. 365. Money Book XIII, p. 108. Order Book IV, p. 276.
Royal warrant [to the Clerk of the Signet] for a privy seal for 100,000l. to the Earl of Bradford, Cofferer of the Household, as imprest and upon account for the ordinary and extraordinary service of the Household. (Money warrant dated April 3 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated March 31.) (Money order dated April 6 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 365. Money Book XIII, p. 115. Order Book IV, p. 280.
Same to same for a same for 600l. per an. salary or allowance to Robert Cole as Agent and Consul General at Algier: to be payable quarterly out of the Customs as from Feb. 10 last: with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries. The like salary granted him by the privy seal of 1694, April 12, is hereby to cease. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 366.
(In the margin: Privy seal dated April 9 hereon.)
Royal sign manual for 387l. 5s. 0d. to Lambert Blackwell, esq., for a bill of extraordinaries, 1693, April, to 1694–5, March 14, as Consul at Leghorn. (Money warrant dated April 1 hereon.) (Money order dated April 4 hereon.) Ibid, p. 370. Money Book XIII, p. 106. Order Book IV, p. 275.
Mar. 25. J. Taylour (in the absence of William Lowndes) to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 19,131l. 8s. 0d. as follows out of what remains in your hands of the [tallies for] 300,000l. lately struck on the Continuing Act for the service of the Forces, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XIII, p. 113.
for subsisting the Forces lately sent from Flanders, being in part of 102,356l. 6s. 0d. for a month's subsistence to the Forces there, Feb. 26 last to March 24 inst., according to the new Regulation 18,081 8 0
for several engineers, as by Mr. Blathwaite's memorial, for one year ended Dec. 31 last 1,050 0 0
£19,131 8 0
Mar. 26. Privy seal for an ordinary of 20s. a day to Hugh Gregg, “whom we have appointed to remain for our particular service at the Court of our good brother the King of Denmark: to be payable quarterly as from Dec. 28 last: with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 370.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for the renewal of lost Exchequer orders as follows, viz.: Order Book IV, p. 273.
Nos. 2,520 and 2,521 for 100l. each on the Excise on the life of William Withers, son of William Withers, junr.: both dated 1692–3, Feb. 21.
No. 207 for 100l. in the Excise on the life of Eliz. Hayes, spinster, of the parish of Colefield, co. Sussex, dated 1693, May 8.
No. 1,103 for 100l. on the Tunnage duty for the lives of Margaret and Sarah Withers, and No. 1,103 for 100l. on said duty for the lives of John and Thomas Withers, both sons of the said William Withers and Margaret his wife, and both dated 1694, July 26.
William Lowndes to the Clerk of the Pells and to the [Four] Tellers of the Receipt. Send my Lords an account in writing of what fees are demanded [by] or payable to you respectively [on issues by you] for the salary of the Masters in Chancery. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 68.
Mar. 27. Treasury warrant to the Auditor and the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall for payment of 2,000l. to Henry De Nassau, Seigneur D'Auverquerc, for one year to Lady day last on the annuity granted him by a great seal of Dec. 7 last out of the revenue of said Duchy: together with a dormant clause for payment thereof in future in accordance with said great seal. Money Book XIII, p. 108.
Treasury allowance of the 1696, March 25 quarter's salary bill of the Excise Office (not detailed: total, 5,491l. 3s. 11d.). Ibid, p. 106.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans to be made by Bartholomew Burton on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XIII, p. 112.
to Mris. Hayford 100 0 0
to Mr. Edward Howard 50 0 0
to Mris. Garnier 10 0 0
to Mris. Shipton 5 0 0
to Mris. Golding 60 0 0
to Mr. Miles 20 0 0
to the Attorney General 40 13 4
to the Solicitor General 17 10 0
to the Agents for Taxes 400 0 0
to the messenger and clerk of the Agents for Taxes 78 10 4
to the churchwardens of Hampton 62 10 0
to the Vicar of the Tower 13 6 8
to Mr. Robins in further part of 1,000l. 100 0 0
to Monsieur Duviel 50 0 0
to Mr.Baker 1,000 0 0
£2,007 10 4
Mar. 27. J. Taylour, in the absence of William Lowndes, to the Earl of Romney [Master General of the Ordnance] to direct the assignment to the East India Company of 10,000l. out of the [money repayment] orders for loans on the present [fourth] 4s. Aid which were lately put into the hands of the Treasurer of the Ordnance towards answering the demands of the East India Company for 6,000 barrels of powder to be provided by them in Holland for the service of the Army in Flanders. Disposition Book XIII, p. 113.
Same to Sir Leonard Robinson to advance to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, 1,917l. 10s. 0d. on the tallies to that amount struck on the Post Office revenue for the service of the Works; advancing same by 500l. a week “in course after the sums you are already to advance thereupon” [i.e. on the said revenue]. My Lords do allow you one per cent. discount and 6 per cent. interest on these advances. Ibid, p. 115.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. My Lords are informed that Sir John Freind, who stands convicted of high treason, had a partnership with Mr. Sturt and Mr. Neeil in a brewhouse and brewing trade in London. You are to order Mr. Baker to survey same and to value said share so forfeited by Sir John and to secure same to the King's use. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 77.
[?] [Same] to Mr. Baker to take care to secure to the King's use the estate of the abovesaid Sir John Freind. Ibid, p. 78.
Mar. 27. William Lowndes to Thomas Hall to issue process against the executors of Robert Squibb, clerk to Francis Villers, one of the Four Tellers of the Receipt, for recovery of the 300l. remainder of 764l. which should have been issued to Col. Gordon [Guordon], but which said Squibb detained in his hands without authority from the said Gordon. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to admit to entry the prize fish as follows as if taken and brought in an English bottom “and so freed and discharged of and from all duties”: it appear. ing by the petition of Thomas Bowles of London, merchant, owner of the ship St. George, Nicho. Lydstone master, that he fitted her out as a private man of war etc., ut supra, p. 1216, whereon the Customs Commissioners have reported that the several Duties on that sort of fish commonly called Poor Jack, if of foreign fishing, amount to 1l. 6s.d. per hundredweight; which is of the nature of a prohibition: but that the present case deserves favour as an encouragement to captures of this kind. See supra, p. 1277. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 253. Money Book XIII, p. 108.
Mar. 27. Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Richard Butler, setting forth that by his diligence in saving the stores of the Success frigate (that was cast away on the coast of Cuba) he obtained an order from Charles II for 50l. and a bill was accordingly signed for it in Aug., 1684: therefore desiring Treasury order to the Navy Commissioners to pay same. Reference Book VII, p. 141.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of the Lords of the Admiralty for notice to be given them before any grant be made to Capt. Broome (commander of the Lusitania, a private man of war) of a rich ship which he took coming out of Marseilles bound for Genoa and three corn vessels bound for France; the same being perquisites of the Admiralty and the said Captain having no commission. Caveat Book, p. 42.
Mar. 28. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 30,000l. 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 said Bertle on credit of the Act for Enlarging the Times for Purchasing Annuities: and to be applied to the land service of the Ordnance. Disposition Book XIII, p. 113.
Same to same to issue, out of the fines of leases, 250l. to Paul Boyer on the order in his name for 1,500l. for the relief of poor French Protestants in Ireland, “taking care that no clipped money be issued on this signification.” Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 247.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Kensington, March 26 inst., made upon the petition of Solomon de Medina and Thomas Merret, praying that four ships laden with corn for the supply of the Army in Flanders may be permitted to proceed with the convoy now going thither with the Duke of Wurtemberg: the said ships being the Freind's Increase, Thomas Baker master, with three men; the John Betty, — Langley master, with two men; the Joan and Elizabeth, Aldred Leyett master, with three men; and the Betty, Thomas Fini master, with four men.
It is hereby ordered that they be permitted to proceed on their voyages to Ostend or Rotterdam, notwithstanding the embargo.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Edward Buck, a King's waiter in London port, but much disabled, praying that Mr. Thomas Haytor may be constituted in his place. Reference Book VII, p. 141.
Mar. 30. Royal sign manual for the following payments for rewards under the Proclamation of Feb. 23 last for seizing and apprehending divers conspirators: in accordance with a report from the Privy Council: King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 367. Money Book XIII, p. 109. Order Book IV, pp. 276, 277.
760l. to Thomas Railton, 200l. to Alice Nott, 20l. to Hudson Davye and 20l. to John Twisleton: being the 1,000l. reward for apprehending George Higgons.
1,000l. to Col. Rvivett, William Stevenay and Robert Thornell: being the reward for seizing and bringing Brice Blair before a magistrate.
1,000l. to Edmund Stacy, Edward Edwards and William Keen: for seizing and bringing Capt. James Courtney before a magistrate.
630l. to Sir Nathaniell Powell; 200l. to Capt. Leonard Powell; 202. to four soldiers of [the] Guards, 50l. to Matt. Johnson and Edward Jones, 100l. to some safe nominee for Robert Maddiston: being the 1,000l. reward for seizing Sir William Perkins.
600l. to Henry Evans, William Knight and John Noble; 300l. to Richard Reynolds; 40l. to John Reed; 60l. to William Roads, Israel Hooper, Mathew Smith, Richard Hodson, John Atkins, Robert Brightall and Roger Pope: being the 1,000l. for seizing Cardell Goodman.
1,000l. to Geo. George Emmerson, for seizing Capt. John Stow.
1,000l. to John Belbin for seizing Edward King.
(Money warrants dated ? April 1 hereon.) (Money orders dated April 3 hereon.)
Same for 10,000l. to William Lowndes, without account: for secret service. (Money warrant dated March 31 hereon.) (Money order dated April 3 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 368. Money Book XIII, p. 110. Order Book IV, p. 259.
Warrant, under the King's sign manual, for reassuming to the King's use for another use a piece of ground near Windsor Castle anciently set apart to the Office of Works [of Windsor Castle] for laying timber and materials for the needful repairs of the Castle and in lieu thereof to allow to the said Office of Works a vacant piece of ground lying on each side of the Tennis Court near the said Castle, which was formerly a garden and purchased by Charles II (except a way or passage on the east part and another on the north part): the same to be enclosed with a brick wall and for ever hereafter appropriated to the said Office of Works: the dimensions and bounds of the said ground being here set out in detail: the Tennis Court and house therewith and backside to be excepted out of this grant: but a small tenement, 20 foot by 30 foot, formerly a doghouse, is to be included therein, and with free egress and ingress to the eastern and northern passages: and the use of the said ground and premises is hereby separated from the said Tennis Court, and the keeper of the said Tennis Court is hereby to suffer quiet use and enjoyment thereof without let or contradiction at his peril. King's Warrant Book XVIII, pp. 368–9.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for an annuity or yearly pension of 400l. to Sir Robert Killegrew, kt.: to be payable quarterly from Michaelmas last during pleasure. Ibid, p. 371.
Mar. 31. Money warrant for 3,876l. 12s. 7d. to Charles Shales, his Majesty's Goldsmith, for gold works, gilt and white plate, served into the Jewel House between 1695, April 23, and 1695–6, March 14, and for repairs, engraving and other services: as certified by Sir Francis Lawley, Master of the Jewel House. (Money order dated April 3 hereon.) Money Book XIII, p. 109. Order Book IV, p. 278.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes, enclosing an extract [missing] from a letter of Mr. Justice Powell concerning the Receivers [of Assessments] for co. Derby refusing to take clipped and counterfeit coarse money without some advantage to themselves. Please enquire into this matter and give my Lords a speedy account thereof. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 78.
Same to Mr. Lilly to pay into the Exchequer 1,601l. 5s. 0d. [of the money of Post Office revenue] “which by your last certificate appears to be the balance resting in your hands at Lady day last.” Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes, enclosing a memorial [missing] presented to my Lords relating to a fine of 15l. set upon Philip Brome of Stocklinch, in the Hundred of Abdick and Bulstone, co. Somerset, an assessor of the third 4s. Aid. My Lords direct you to take care that the said fine be answered to the King. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to Visct. Stair's lodgings in Whitehall to seal his goods, as in the enclosed list [missing] in order to their transport to Scotland (being household goods, clothes etc.). Ibid, pp. 78, 80.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh, enclosing the memorial [missing] relating to the clothing and accoutrements lately sent for the service of the Regiment in the Leeward Isles. Please state the charge of the said clothing and accoutrements. Ibid, p. 79.
The Treasury Lords to the East India Company to deliver “as fast as it can be provided,” to some appointee of the Office of Ordnance, the 6,000 barrels of powder which you have contracted for for the service of the Army in Flanders. Ibid.
Treasury reference to S. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Cha., Lord Cornwallis, for a grant of the Honor of Eye (now parcel of the Queen Dowager's jointure), a piece of pasture ground called Goswold Wood, the scite and demesnes of the late Priory of Eye and the manor of Eye Hall in co. Suffolk; the same having been anciently leased out by the Crown at yearly rents, and being near the petitioner's [estate]. Reference Book VII, p 142.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Marke Bingham for a grant of certain fines and forfeitures, amounting to 3,965l., specified in a, schedule [missing] annexed to the said petition. Ibid.
Same to S. Travers of the petition of Thomas Harley, esq., shewing that his father was possessed of several pieces of land, tolls and herriots in his Majesty's lordship of Cantermelenydd, co. Radnor, by a 31 years' lease from the Crown, and praying a renewal of the lease thereof, his said father having been at considerable charge in defence of the [Crown's] title; further praying a lease of some mines of coal, load, iron or other minerals within the said “lordships” (although none hitherto discovered), petitioner being willing to be at charge in search for the same. Ibid.
Mar. 31 William Lowndes to Mr. Baker. My Lords are informed that there are divers persons to be tried in Kent this Assizes for sending horses to France and other offences. You are to take care of the said prosecutions, defraying the expenses thereof out of moneys in your hands for Crown Law charges; and to speak with Mr. Aaron Smith about a person proper to be employed therein. Out Letters (General) XV, p. 76.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edward Fleatham of Yarm, co. Yorks, praying to be admitted to compound a debt of 952l. 13s. 11d. for Customs, he having had great losses at sea both by pirates and shipwreck to the value of 3,000l. Reference Book VII, p. 145.