Minute Book: September 1699

Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 15, 1699-1700. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1933.

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'Minute Book: September 1699', in Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 15, 1699-1700, (London, 1933) pp. 5-9. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-treasury-books/vol15/pp5-9 [accessed 24 April 2024]


September 1699

Sept. 5,
Present: ut supra.
The Navy Commissioners [attend. Order for the issue to the Navy Treasurer of] 50,000l. for the course of the Navy and 20,000l. for the ordinary of the Navy: both sums to be issued out of loans on the Land Tax.
The Gentlemen of the Bank come in. Upon their producing a certificate for the 3,771l. 19s. 8d. due to them, a warrant is to be prepared for the same without interest. Ibid., p. 171.
Sept. 6,
Present: ut supra.
[Write] to my Lord Bellomont that he find out some fit and proper person (to come home in the man of war sent by the Admiralty for bringing home Capt. Kid) to take care of all the treasure and effects taken upon Capt. Kid or any other pirates that shall be sent home in that vessel or were his accomplices; and that his lordship cause several inventories to be made thereof and send one of those inventories along with the person so instructed and give another to the Captain and another to this [Treasury] Board by the first conveyance; and that he give directions (in case of the death of the person so entrusted) to the captain of the man of war to take care of the [pirates'] treasure.
Write to Mr. Mordant and the Board of Ordnance to be here to-morrow.
[Order for] 375l. 16s. 6d. [of the] Hackney Coach money to be issued to the Earl of Ranelagh for [army] contingents [contingencies]; the same being intended for Lieut. Col. Duncanson, Lieut. Col. to Lord Lorne's late Regiment, in consideration of the loss of their clothing at Dixmude.
Remember the placing the [Garrison] gunners on the Ordnance [Establishment].
[Order for issues as follows to the Earl of Ranelagh] out of loans on the Land Tax: viz.
£ s. d.
8201 12 0 for 2 weeks' subsistence [of the Forces] to the 24th inst.
301 11 8 for the Fusiliers.
227 5 4 for the Invalids.
38 10 0 for the Commissaries of the Musters.
11 18 0 for the Provost Marshal and his men.
2006 0 6 for subsistence to the Garrisons to March 25 last.
The Agents [for Taxes attend]. They present new Receivers instead of those incapacitated by the [clause in the Land Tax] Act.
[Ordered that the following repairs viz.] 1140 rods of draining in Bushey Park and the repair of a brick barn and deer pen in Hyde Park, are to be done per Sergeant Ryly.
See what advantage the King receives by Mr. Ridge's receipt.
Mr. Whiston says he will discover frauds. My Lords tell him if he will discover anything material they will represent his service to the King that he may be rewarded for it.
Mr. Buxby (Bruxby) says the Excise Commissioners don't understand their business. My Lords direct him to offer in writing what he has to say. Treasury Minute Book Vol. XI, p. 172.
Eodem die,
Present: Mr. Montagu, Mr. Smith, Mr. Boyle.
The Customs Commissioners and Mr. Baker [attend]. Their respective schemes for the guard of the coast of Kent and Sussex are read. They agree as to the riding officers and their salaries, amounting to 4570l. per an. My Lords approve the whole scheme as presented by the Commissioners. Mr. Corkish, Mr. Ogilvy and Mr. Owen to be riding officers, also Cadwallader Glin, Richard King, Mr. Parrot and Mr. Sloane. Ibid, p. 173.
Sept. 7. Present: Mr. Smith, Mr. Boyle.
Send [to the King for signature] the warrant for revoking Mr. Williamson's patent.
Likewise the warrant for discharging Mr. Isaacson's arrear of rent.
[Write] a letter to the Exchequer for 20l. each to the 3 clergymen going [as chaplains] to the West Indies.
[Write] to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint to be here to-morrow morning.
Mr. Montagu comes in.
The [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance [attend. Order for] an order to Mr. Bertie that out of the money or tallies in his hands for the service of the Ordnance he do apply and pay such sums for those services as the said Principal officers shall direct in the usual form pursuant to the Acts of Parliament in that behalf.
The Commissioners for the late Duties of Glass, Pipes and Paper [attend]. They have dismissed all their officers except those in the Office itself; [there are oustanding] arrears of about 900l. on the Paper Act, about 6000l. on glass, about 7000l. on earthenware: but there are many debentures [for drawbacks] standing out.
They are to present my Lords with the case concerning the debentures made forth without observing the requisites [prescribed] by the Act. They shall balance with the glass makers in 3 months. Ibid, p. 174.
Sept. 8.
Present: Mr. Montagu, Mr. Smith, Mr. Boyle.
Let Mr. Bendyshe procure and bring to my Lords at their next meeting all the accounts of the Hanaper from the year 1680 and all the accounts of the King's printers of this reign [which have been] paid at the Exchequer. Ibid., p. 175.
Sept. 19,
Present: Mr. Montagu, Mr. Boyle.
[Write] to the Commissioners of Sick and Wounded to be here to-morrow morning.
[Write] to the Attorney and Solicitor General to be here on Thursday morning about the case of — Shapland.
The Navy Commissioners are called in. Mr. Liddal says if my Lords will issue 26,600l. to the ordinary [of the Navy] and 7000l. for wages to the Yards the Commissioners can pay Xmas quarter to the Yards.
Upon conference with the said Commissioners my Lords order 4000l. (out of loans in the Exchequer) to be issued for Sick and Wounded out of the 300,000l. being the remainder of 800,000l. appropriated to the Navy.
Order for 150l. more for the Sick and Wounded in the Hospitals of St. Thomas and St. Bartholomew: to be issued out of the like loans according to the letter of the 6th inst.
Order for 200l. for answering the contingencies of the Registry [for seamen]: to be issued out of like loans according to the like letter.
My Lords order that out of the said loans there be issued 26,600l. for the [Navy] ordinary: to be placed to the account of the said 300,000l.; and 7,000l. for wages to the Yards: to be put to the account of the 500,000l. for wages and Yards.
[Write] to Mr. Wootten (on behalf of Mr. Fitch) and Mr. Levi to be here on Thursday morning. The tallies are assigned (with an allowance of 10 per cent and interest from 1696–7 Feb. 8) on 74903l. 7s. 3d. charged on the third 4s. Aid.
[Write] to the two Auditors [of Imprests] to attend on Thursday morning with Mr. Hubbold's account for the English Train in Ireland.
[Write] to Mr. Meesters to be here then.
[Order for] the second 100l. for Lord Falkland to be paid.
[Write] to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay out of the 1429l. 11s. 10d. lately issued to him for half pay to the Marine officers so much as ought to be paid to the servants and other officers excluding the Field Officers and Captains and Lieut. Golding whose half pay is stopped pursuant to the desires of the Admiralty Lords. Ibid., p. 176.
Sept. 20. Present: Mr. Montagu, Mr. Boyle.
Ordered that 53432l. 12s. 7½d. (which is in the Exchequer for cancelling Exchequer Bills on the second 3s. Aid) be issued to Lionel Herne [to be applied to such cancellation].
[Order for the] E[arl] of Manchester to have presently 1500l. in part of 3000l. in the list [of Civil List payments].
[Write] a letter to the Lords Justices [Ireland] to transmit hither as soon as they can the Establishment and vouchers relating to the account of the English Train of Artillery which was in Ireland whereof Mr. Hubbold was Treasurer and Paymaster.
[Order for the issue to the Navy Treasurer of] 6661l. 0s. 4d. out of loans on the Land Tax: to be for the Victuallers for the service of the Victualling. Ibid., p. 177.
Sept. 22,
Present: Mr. Smith, Mr. Boyle.
[Ordered that] 300l. of new money arising from general loans [loans on the Exchequer in General] at 5s. 8d. [per ounce of silver] be issued to the Earl of Ranelagh in part of 773l. 11s. 5d. due to the inhabitants of Chester for quarters [of Troops there]; according to the minute of May 26 last.
[Ordered that] after Mr. Cresset is paid, 15,000l. is to be issued at the Exchequer to the French Protestants as the money comes in weekly from the French Duties.
The letter to Mr. Tailor concerning the fee farms of the Duchy is read and approved.
[Write] to Mr. Packer and Mr. Thrale and Mr. Tailor, of the Works, to attend this day week, and the Auditors of Imprests are to attend then with all the accounts of the Works in their hands. Write to Mr. Atherton, plumber [to the Works] to be here then.
[Write] to the Excise Commissioners to be here on Tuesday afternoon.
[Write] to the Customs Commissioners to be here on Wednesday afternoon.
[Write] to the Commissioners of Stamp Duties to be here on Thursday morning.
[Order for] 100l. to the Works for Mr. Verrio for his painting at Windsor. Treasury Minute Book Vol. XI, p. 178.
Sept. 26,
Present: Mr. Montagu, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Boyle.
Mr. Vanbrugh says he stopped a false [Exchequer] Bill offered by one Buckingham and for that reason Buckingham gave him ill language and drew his sword upon him.
Ordered that Mr. Nicholas Baker do prosecute the late clerks [of the messengers of the Chamber] and their adherents concerned in the making forth false bills [of riding expenses] in the names of messengers [of the Chamber].
William Ogilvie to be a riding officer in the stead of Littlehale.
[Order for the issue to the Navy Treasurer of] 30,000l. for wear and tear: to be issued out of loans on the Land tax.
[likewise for] 12500l. for one year upon the arrear due to the Chest at Chatham: to be issued out of the same loans and placed to the head of Wages.
The sums in the list of signed warrants of 100l. or under are to be paid now.
[Write] to Mr. Tallman to be here to-morrow morning. Ibid., p. 179.
Eodem die, afternoon. Present: ut supra.
Mr. Hall exhibits his account of 467000l. by him received and 465525l. 19s. 4d. by him paid thereout in discharge of tallies on the Excise and Post Office. Out of the balance of 1474l. 0s. 8d. my Lords will allow 500l. for the charge of him and his instruments.
The Excise Commissioners [attend].
[Write] to the Customs Commissioners to put off their attendance to-morrow afternoon. Ibid.
Sept. 28,
Present: Mr. Montagu, Mr. Boyle.
[Order for] 750l. to be paid to Mr. Papillon for 1¼ years to 1698 June 24.
[Order for] Mr. Cary to be paid 613l. 10s. 1d. for the subsistence of Holt's Regiment after the sum of 1100l. and odd pounds shall be paid to Lieut. Col. Duncan: to be issued out of Hackney Coach money.
[Write] a letter to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay (out of the Disbanding money in his hands) the sum of 963l. 5s. 0d. due for an arrear of subsistence in Flanders to the men of Col. Ross's Regiment disbanded in Ireland: according to the King's pleasure signified by Mr. Blathwaite the 11/21 of August last. Ibid., p. 180.
Sept. 29.
Present: Mr. Montagu, Mr. Smith, Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Boyle.
The Auditors of Imprests [attend] and Mr. Packer and Mr. Tailer. The abstracts of the accounts for Philip Packer, late Paymaster of the Works, are read.
Mr. Atherton claims 401l. 12s. 8¾d. due to him for which he signed the office book upon John Packer's promising to pay the same. Mr. Phillip Packer now promises that this sum shall be paid upon Mr. Atherton's swearing that this sum is due to him. The Auditors will prepare a privy seal for passing Mr. Packer's accounts.
Direct the Auditors to examine the particular vouchers of Mr. Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, for every payment made by him and not depend entirely on the examination of the officers of the Works.
[Write] to the Earl of Montagu signifying to him that my Lords have received a representation from the auditor concerning his lordship's demand of 2200l. per an. (send him a copy of it) and that my Lords have appointed to hear that matter next Wednesday.
Auditor Done acquaints my Lords with a demand which Sir Tho. Griffith hath on the late Hearthmoney Contractors. He is to put the same in writing against Tuesday and in the meantime stop the docquets.
[Order for] 11058l. 12s. 1d. out of loans on the Exchequer, to be issued to the Earl of Ranelagh to clear the Troops and Companies for 62 days to the 25th inst. according to the Establishment [of the Forces] and the Musters Rolls, except for the offreckonings; and according to an account signed by the said Earl.
[Write] to Mr. Richard Poyke to attend this day week. Ibid., p. 181.