Treasury Warrants: May 1702, 1-10

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 17, 1702. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1939.

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May 1702, 1-10

May 1. Money warrant for 75l. to William Wecket for 1702 Lady day quarter for disbursements &c. for the Treasury Chambers; and 5l. to John Farra for same quarter for carrying letters. Money Book XVI, p. 47.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to insert 450l. per an. on the Establishment of the Excise for John Brougham and his clerks as Secretary to the Excise loco George Tollet Esqr.: as from Lady day last. Ibid.
Money warrant for 225l. to the Agents for Taxes (Ja. Dewy, William Clayton, Cha. Dartiquenave and German Ireton and Max Stephens) for 1702 Lady day quarter's salaries. (Money order dated May 11 hereon.) Ibid., p. 48. Order Book V, p. 358.
Same for 200l. to William Borret on account for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated 11 May hereon.) Money Book XVI, p. 48. Order Book V, p. 359. Disposition Book XVI, p. 56.
Money order for 5l. to John Broadhurst for last Lady day quarter's salary as porter at the Exchequer Gate. Order Book V, p. 353.
Same for 25l. to Thomas Fox for half a year to Lady day last for keeping the Register of loans in the Office of Auditor of the Receipt. Ibid., p. 357.
Same for 10l. to John Low for last Lady day quarter for locking up his Majesty's treasure. Ibid., p. 358.
Same for 40l. to John Lowe and Peter Le Neve for 1701 Michaelmas and Hilary terms for sorting and ordering records in the Receipt. Ibid.
William Lowndes to Auditor Shales to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Robert Lucy, Receiver General of the temporalities of the bishopric of St. David's, praying an allowance in his account. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 15.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Eliz. Storey, widow of Samuel Storey merchant, for discharge of his bond of 260l. she being left with 8 small children and unable to pay. Reference Book VII, p. 458.
Same to same of John Blithoe's [Bolitho] petition for the place of Collector of Bideford loco Richard Ustick who is to be removed to be land-surveyor at Plymouth. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Samuel Giles for discharge of the Queen's portion of his fine of 123l. for imported brandy. Ibid., p. 463.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Arigoni, a Venetian, for restoration of some Flanders lace which in ignorance of the law he brought over among the retinue of the Venetian Ambassador. Ibid.
May 1. Treasury subscription for the execution of a Lord Chamberlain's warrant dated April 29 to the Earl of Montague [Master of the Great Wardrobe] to give order for the mending and cleaning the suite of tapestry called the Months "which was sent into the Office and that they be delivered to Mr. [Peter] Hume, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe for her Majesty's immediate service at Windsor." Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 208.
Letters patent by the Treasury Lords constituting Walter Mander as a surveyor (one of the 4 supervisors) of the tin blowing houses in Cornwall and Devon viz. one called Godolphin House in the parish of Bryack [Breage], one in Ludgvan, one usually called Chyan Dower House in the parish of Gulval, three in the parish of Givendown and one lately built called Rose Kymershouse in the parish of Mawgon near Helston; all in Co. Cornwall. (Cancelled see infra p. 244.) Ibid., p. 211.
Warrant by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to insert in the constat of several houses &c. in the manor of Richmond as by the Treasury warrant of March 24 last supra p. 174 the following item viz. an old tenement late Lloyds with a gateway and some rooms there next Mris. Hoppers and other items detailed within the verge of Richmond Palace: viz. the house, garden and orchard late Goscals and 2 little tenements with a court and garden thereto: which premises were designed as above to be passed to one Clay but is now desired to be passed to Brigadier General Cholmondeley together with a little piece of waste ground adjoining.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on John Latton's memorial. Ibid., p. 230.
May 2. Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 15l. to John Thorowkettle for 1702 Lady day quarter as messenger attending the Customs. Money Book XVI, p. 47.
Treasury allowance of said Thorowkettle's bill for 15l. for same quarter's attendance on the Treasury Lords as Messenger of the Chamber. Ibid.
Letter of direction for 754l. to the Earl of Ranelagh for subsistence to Teviot's Dragoons: as in part of 700,000l. for 40,000 men for 1702. Disposition Book XVI, p. 50.
William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to sue the bonds of the Old East India Company for the 15 per cent. Duty on muslins &c. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 15.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute William Taylour as Comptroller of Bristol port; being the office he now holds.
William Clutterbuck as searcher ibid; being the office he now holds. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 187.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council of this day for an embargo or stay to be made of all ships and vessels whatsoever now within or which hereafter shall come into any of the ports, harbours or roads in England, Wales or Berwick. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 179.
May 2. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Ambrose Wade, collector of Arundel port Co. Sussex, for the Queen's portion of a fine of 192l. obtained against Thomas Wood for uncustomed wines. Reference Book VII, p. 463.
May 4. Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order in Council dated May 3 for permission to the Packet Boats for Ireland and Holland and all ships having on board troops or land forces, ammunition or stores of war for the Queen's service in Ireland or Holland to be protected and permitted to proceed on their voyages notwithstanding the embargo. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 179.
Same to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) Order ut supra dated May 2 for the Customs officers to do all that in them lies to seize and secure within all the ports of the realm all ships and vessels appertaining to the subjects of the French or Spanish Kings or having goods or effects belonging to them [the said King's subjects] on board or [the like goods] in any of her Majesty's warehouses, and all mariners whatsoever that shall be found being subjects of the said Kings. Ibid.
May 5. For the confirmation of Henry Killegrew's 100l. bounty see supra Tr. Cal. XVI, p. 400. Order Book V, p. 330.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to apply the 13,333l. 6s. 8d. of Deficient tallies and orders dated 18 Nov. 1700 on the second 2s. Aid [by 11 Wm. III, c. 2] towards satisfying several poor creditors of the Navy who have bills registered on the Second Book in course in the Navy Office. Disposition Book XVI, p. 50.
Letter of direction for 6587l. 10s. 11d. to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of loans on Malt: to be for 2 weeks' subsistence to May 13 inst. to the Troops in England, Jersey and Guernsey:
and 18,115l. 6s. 0d. to same: out of loans on the 3700l. per week on the Excise: to be to complete 181,033l. 2s. 6d. granted last year for the pay of 10,000 men for the assistance of the States General and the contingent charge thereof to May 30. Ibid., p. 51.
William Lowndes to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Capt. Robert Gardner on behalf of Brigadier Selwyn's Regiment now in Jamaica, "alleging that said Regiment is charged with 10 per cent. exchange from Ireland [exchange difference between English and Irish moneys] and with provisions delivered at their embarcation in that kingdom" and praying removal of said charges in view of the dearness of provisions &c. in said island. Out Letters (General) XVII, p. 16.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Col. Ross praying that before their embarcation his Regiment may be cleared to May 1st inst. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Shales to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the late Bishop of St. Davids objecting to the allowances craved by Mr. Lucy supra p. 204. Ibid.
May 5. Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed [draft] clause [missing] in the intended Charter for uniting the two East India Companies viz. concerning the securities to be given by them for payment of their Duties. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to draw a royal warrant to authorise allowances as follow, to the Regiment of Col. Edward Dutton Colt viz. (1) to confirm their pay from Dec. 1692 to Dec. 31, 1693 according to the musters thereof taken in Nov. and Dec. 1692 (2) to take off the respits on the officers occasioned by their employment in pressing matters such as recruits, clothing and the like. But no allowance is to be made for the loss of men doing duty in unhealthful places or for the overpayment to Ensign Lowther. The article relating to an overcharge on the offreckonings is settled by a clause in a late Act of Parliament [9 Wm. III, c. 24]. Ibid., p. 17.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Richard Usticke (collector of Bideford port) as land surveyor at Plymouth loco John Bolitho.
and the said Bolitho as collector of Bideford loco the said Usticke. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 180.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Ducie Hungerford Esqr. for employment in the Customs. Reference Book VII, p. 463.
Treasury commission to Nicholas Jeffery as a Surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages loco Edmund Carent. Warrants not Relating to Money XVII, p. 210.
May 6. Letter of direction for 15,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh: out of loans on Malt: to be applied to satisfying half pay to disbanded Officers and for pay to the 4 Companies of Invalids. Disposition Book XVI, p. 51.
May 9. Instructions dated Whitehall, from William Blathwayt [as Surveyor and Auditor General of her Majesty's Revenues in America] to one of his Deputies viz. Samuel Spofforth Esq. Deputy Surveyor and Auditor of her Majesty's Revenues arising in the Bermuda or Summer Islands thereto appointed (on Treasury nomination) by instrument under the hand of said Blathwayt dated 26 April 1701.
You are to apply yourself to the inspection, examining and stating all accompts of all such rents, revenues, prizes, fines, escheats, seizures, forfeitures, Duties, and profits whatsoever as have happened or fallen since the first war between his late Majesty Charles II and the States General of the United Provinces (since his said late Majesty's Restoration) or which shall hereafter arise or accrue to her Majesty; her heirs &c.
(2) You are to inform yourself in the best manner you can of what rents, revenues, Duties and profits either by the public lands or otherwise in those islands have accrued or become due to the Crown within the time above mentioned or hereafter shall accrue and have not been duly answered, paid or satisfied to the proper officers of the Crown; and to endeavour by all lawful wages and means that the same be recovered and answered or paid to the proper officers for her Majesty's use.
(3) Every 6 months transmit to me, fairly written and attested under your hand, all such accompts of the public revenues or other profits as you have or shall examine and state in pursuance of the powers herein: and duplicates thereof by the next conveyance.
(4) In like manner send to me attested copies of all such Acts or public orders past at any time relating to the public revenues and profits in those islands; which [Acts] are to be delivered to you by the Secretary of the said Islands upon your application to the General or Commander-in-Chief.
(5) Inform me by all opportunities of all such moneys or other profits as you recover for her Majesty's use or whereof you have information as rightly belonging to her Majesty.
(6) [Inform me] of any other matters or things come to your knowledge which shall be of advantage to her Majesty's revenue or other rights within those islands. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 58–60.