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Entry Book: April 1691, 21-30

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9, 1689-1692. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1931.

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April 1691, 21-30

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
April 21. Royal warrant for the establishment of the [General Officers as follows of the English] Forces in the Low Countries and parts beyond the seas as from May 1 next : viz. a Lieut. Gen., 4l. a day ; two aids d'champ to attend him at 10s. a day each ; two brigadiers at 1l. 10s. 0d. each ; a secretary at 15s. for himself and clerk ; a chaplain at 6s. 8d. ; a physician at 6s. ; a chirurgeon at 5s. and 10s. 11½d. per day for contingencies : total establishment, 3,716l. 3s. 4d. per an. King's Warrant Book XV, p. 338.
Money warrant for 55l. to William East, Clerk of Estreats in the Common Pleas, for 2¾ years on his allowance of 20l. per an. at Michaelmas last for escheating all Post fines, issues and amerciaments out of the said Court into the Exchequer. Money Book XI, p. 35.
Same for 44l. to John Tayleur, second Secondary in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office ; viz. 4l. for one year to 1690, Sept. 29, on his fee of 4l. per an., and 40l. for 1½ years to same date for his pains in executing all Originals transcribed out of Chancery into the Exchequer. (Money order for 40l. dated April 15 [sic for 25] hereon.) Ibid, p. 35. Order Book III, p. 162.
Same for 32l. 1s. 0½d. to Sir John Osborne for half a year to 1690, June 24, on his fee as Treasurer's Remembrancer. (William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt, dated April 22, to issue the above three sums out of the small branches of the revenue.) Money Book XI, p. 36. Disposition Book IX, p. 108.
William Jephson to the Agents for Taxes to write by this night's post to the Receiver of the Twelve Months' Aid both for the counties of Dorset and Lincoln to pay to the order of William Bridges 1,000l., viz. 500l. at Poole by the one and 500l. at Boston by the other. They are to draw bills for same on Charles Fox. My Lords will enable Fox to comply therewith to enable him to pay the equivalent into the Exchequer on their respective account. Disposition Book IX, p. 108.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 16,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy out of loans on the Twelve Months' Aid. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, on payment of Customs, some Avignon wine and sweetmeats now at Rye and sent as a present to the Queen Dowager. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 42.
William Jephson to Mr. Blathwayte to procure royal warrants to authorise Cha. Fox and Thomas Coningsby to pay the following sums to the respective Regiments of Horse Dragoons and Foot : viz. : Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 44.
l. s. d.
to the Royal Regiment of Horse 2,273 18
Sir John Lanier's 4,519 19
Monsieur Ruvigny's 2,470 8
Col. [Edward] Villiers' 2,513 6 3
Col. Coy's, Col. [Francis] Langston's, Col. [Robert] Byerlye's and Count Schonburg's Regiment of Horse, each 3,013 6 3
Col. Mathews' Dragoons 1,754 14 0
Col. Leveson's Dragoons 3,143 3 0
Major General Kirke's Regiment of Foot 5,236 3 2
Col. [Thomas] Erle's 3,024 18 9
Col. [Charles] Trelawney's 2,940 4 0
Sir David Collier's, Col. Churchill's, Col. [Sir John] Hales' and Viscount Lisburne's Regiments of Foot, each 735 11 2
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver at the Queen's Backstairs in Whitehall three cases come from Holland for the Queen ; on payment of Customs. Ibid.
Same to Thomas Fox [Customs Cashier]. How far have you complied with my Lords' directions of Mar. 27 last touching the duties on ships coming from Maryland etc.? Ibid, p. 45.
Treasury reference to Charles Fox of the petition of the tradesmen that clothed Lord Hewitt's Regiment of Horse now under the command of Col. Byerley ; shewing that they have only received a third of the money due to them and that tallies are lately granted for that Regiment, but the Colonel will not let them know how or when they may be paid. Reference Book VI, p. 313.
William Jephson to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition of John Shapland of Wexford, merchant, praying the discharge of some goods seized in Holland for not being first landed in England, the vessel wherein they came being driven into Ireland by contrary winds and there stopped by order of the late King. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 58.
April 22. Treasury reference to William Harbord of the petition of Edward, Visct. Villiers, to the Queen, praying a grant of the manor of West Ashford, co. Devon, to him and his heirs. Reference Book VI, p. 313.
April 23. Treasury warrant to James Herbert, Receiver General of the moneys arising by Prizes, to pay (out of ships or goods adjudged as prize) 50l. to George Oxenden, Dr. of Laws, for half a year to Lady day last as Judge Official and Commissary of the Admiralty of the Cinque Ports. Money Book XI, p. 36.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of 100l. of loans on the Wine Duties Continuing Act and of 9,236l. 9s. 2d. of moneys of the Double Excise) 9,336l. 9s. 2d. to the Earl of Ranelagh for the growing week's subsistence [of the Forces, England] and the half pay of the officers. Disposition Book IX, p. 108.
William Jephson to Charles Fox to pay (out of the 140,000l. advanced to you out of the impositions for payment of the Dutch) 1,000l. to the Commissioners of the Transports in part of 1,450l. for the charge of transporting the Second Troop of English Guards and the remainder of the Dutch Guards into Holland. Disposition Book IX, p. 109.
Same to same to pay (out of same) 500l. to Monsieur Vander Esch in full of 1,500l. for Col. Lloyd's Regiment in part of their arrears and for raising 200 recruits and other necessaries. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the export to Ireland, Customs free and unopened, of the things in the enclosed list [missing], being for Du Cambon's Regiment there. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 45.
Same to Mr. [Charles] Fox, enclosing an order [missing] from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, together with an extract of a memorial from Mr. Scravemore touching carts and horses to be provided for the Regiment and Brigades of Horse. You are to write into Ireland for a sum to be reserved at Dublin to answer this service. Ibid.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Thomas Seaborne, praying payment of 239l. 10s. 11½d. for his pains and charges as Master of the Hospital in Chester for Sick and Wounded Soldiers. Reference Book VI, p. 313.
April 24. Royal brief to the officers and ministers of New Forest, warning them on their peril not to obstruct Treasury warrants to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, for marking and felling trees in said forest both for the service of the Navy and for raising money for fortifications. King's Warrant Book XV, p. 323.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise Elias Ashmole to put in execution his office (of or as Comptroller of Excise to which he was appointed 1661, April 3) not only [as far as concerns the Excise] within the city of London and Bills of Mortality, but also to the Country [Excise] vouchers as by the royal warrant of 1674, Dec. 23, which so enlarged his said office : which power has since been renewed and continued to the present time and the King thinks it fit and necessary that same be so continued. Ashmole is therefore hereby to put his said office in execution upon the vouchers which are or shall be transmitted to the Excise Commissioners from all the counties of England and likewise upon their books of accounts relating to that [Country Excise] Duty. For the better carrying on of this service four extraordinary deputies or clerks are to be continued with an additional allowance of 100l. per an. to him and 400l. per an. to said deputies : and payments hitherto made on such additional allowances are hereby approved. (Privy seal hereon dated April 30.) Ibid, pp. 323-4.
Same to same for a same for allowances as follows to be made in the account of Sir John Guise, kt., late Colonel of a Regiment which was raised for the King's service at his first landing in the West of England. In his said account Guise voluntarily charges himself with several sums received on account of said Regiment between 1688, Nov. 12, and Jan. 6 following, viz. 232l. 12s. 0d. from Jacob Vander Esch ; 50l. from Sir Jo[h]n Trenchard ; 1,006l. from Richard Tooth, collector of Excise at Bristol and Gloucester ; 76l. 10s. 0d. from Richard Cox, Receiver General of Hearthmoney in co. Gloucester ; and 15l. out of the revenue of the Wine Licence Office. The total charge amounts to 1,380l. 2s. 0d., and against this he craves allowance of 1,388l. 6s. 8d. by him paid to the officers and soldiers of said Regiment for 56 days, 1688, Nov. 12, to Jan. 6 following. Thereupon the Earl of Ranelagh has certified that the pay of said Regiment (consisting of a Col., Lieut. Col., Major, five Captains, eight Lieutenants, 8 Ensigns, 16 Serjeants, 24 corporals, 16 drummers and 400 soldiers, chaplain, adjutant, quarter master, chirurgeon and mate) for said time amounts to said 1,388l. 6s. 8d. and that said Regiment was placed on the establishment of the Army from 1688-9, Jan. 1, from which time they have been paid by the Paymaster of the Forces : so that said Guise has paid to said Regiment six days' more pay than ought to have been paid, amounting to 148l. 15s. 0d. ; the same having been paid by him before he knew they were to be placed on the establishment, and it is impossible for him to deduct the same, having long since quitted the Regiment and several of the officers and soldiers being changed. The King being well satisfied of the truth of said allegations hereby allows the whole of said 1,388l. 6s. 8d., notwithstanding nonproduction of such formal warrants, receipts or other vouchers as are requisite by the strict rules of the Exchequer. Further, Guise is hereby to be allowed 45l. for his charges in passing the said account. Further, the respective receivers and others who paid sums as above to said Guise are hereby to be pro tanto discharged in their respective accounts. Ibid, pp. 325-7.
Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to give warrant to Philip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, Thomas Wilshaw, esq., and the master builder and assistant builder at Portsmouth to fell 300 of the best oaks in New Forest for the service of the Navy : the offal to be sold and an account hereof to be rendered before the auditor for co. Southants. (Treasury warrant dated April 28 hereon accordingly.) King's Warrant Book XV, pp. 327-8. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, pp. 409-10.
Same to same for 10,000l. to Gasper Frederick Henning as imprest for the use and service of the King's gardens according to instructions to be received from time to time from the Earl of Portland, superintendent of said gardens. King's Warrant Book XV, p. 328.
Same to Mr. Fox and Mr. Coningsby [Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland] to stop out of the pay of the Forces in Ireland from Jan. 1 last a farthing a day for every non-commissioned officer and private and to apply said deductions towards the pay of the officers and servants attending the several hospitals which the King has ordered to be established in Ireland for the said Forces, according to such establishment as shall be made thereof, and for providing the furniture, utensils, medicines and diet for the sick and wounded soldiers and all other expenses relating thereto. A distinct account of the said deductions is hereby to be kept and if for any year it exceeds the charge the surplus is to be answered and made good to the said Forces proportionably. Ibid, p. 339.
Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster General of the Forces [England], to make out debentures and to send same to the King [for signature] for the pay of the Regiment of Foot lately commanded by Sir Charles Littleton [viz. for the period] from 1688, Nov. 1, to the last of February following, computing same as complete according to the establishment, notwithstanding any defect or want of muster rolls for said time ; and further to include in the said debentures such further sums as you have paid to said Regiment on account of subsistence from 1688-9, Mar. 1, to the time of their being disbanded. King's Warrant Book XV, p. 339.
Money warrant for 42,880l. 17s. 6d. to Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Navy ; as imprest for the pay of seamen serving or to serve in the Navy for the year 1691 and for building the three third-rates : all as by the privy seal of Mar. 10 last [and as by the appropriation clauses in the Act for the Additional Excise, 2 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 2, c. 10] : to be satisfied out of the loans on the two-thirds of said Excise. (Money order dated April 25 hereon.) Money Book XI, pp. 36-7. Order Book III, p. 161.
Same for 18,377l. 10s. 4½d. to the Earl of Ranelagh as imprest for pay as follows : to be as in part of 1,500,000l. for the Forces under the abovesaid appropriation clause : viz. : Money Book XI, p. 44. Order Book III, p. 161.
l. s. d.
for the Second Troop of Guards to clear them to Jan. 1 last 7,013 3 5
for Monsieur Overkirk's Troop of Guards to clear to same time 4,816 8 11½
to the Earl of Portland's Regiment of Horse 4,816 8 11½
to Major General Mackay to clear him to Jan. 1 last over and above 545l. 9s. 0d. paid him by Monsieur Vander Esch in part of two years ended then 914 11 0
to clear the General Officers of the Dutch Troops (except those under Mr. Fox's pay) to Jan. 1 last 1,703 15 8
£18,377 10
Said sum to be satisfied out of loans to be made by said Earl of Ranelagh on said Act of Additional Excise. (Money order dated April 25 hereon.)
Same for 400l. to John Child, Receiver General of Taxes in co. Wilts : representing an overpayment by him on his account of the last Poll : the money to be instantly repaid into the Exchequer on his account of the Review of the Poll and Additional Poll for said county. (Money order dated April 27 hereon.) Money Book XI, p. 37. Order Book III, p. 167.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Cofferer of the Household 1,000l., which is intended to be in part of 3,500l. for the servants [of the Household] that are to go [with the King] into Flanders this summer and particularly for the servants of the Stables.
And 400l. to the Paymaster of the Works towards defraying the charges about the late fire at Whitehall.
Disposition Book IX, p. 109.
Same to Mr. [Charles] Fox to pay as follows out of the 140,000l. advanced or to be advanced to you at the Exchequer out of the impositions for the Dutch : viz. : Ibid.
l.
to answer a bill of exchange drawn by Benj. Mathews for the buying of carriage horses for Mr. Pereira 1,000
to Major Ingram for shoes for the Army 500
to answer several bills drawn for the money paid to Alderman Allen at Chester by the several collectors of the adjacent counties, to make up the 24,000l. sent to Ireland 17,300
£18,800
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 54l. to Mr. Fox and Mr. Coningsby out of the 200l. lent or to be lent by Mr. Edward Jones, printer, on credit of the Wine Duty Continuing Act : said 54l to be hereby paid over to said Jones in satisfaction for a printing press by him furnished for the King's late expedition into Ireland and for the charge of servants to attend same. Ibid, p. 110.
Same to Mr. Warr. Send to my Lords with all speed a copy of the Capitulation relating to the Danish Forces. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 45.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to permit Mr. Blathwayte [as Secretary to the Forces] to examine all such establishments [of the Forces] now in your custody as were in force in November, 1688, or signed since that time ; and all warrants issued to the Paymasters of the Army for payment of the Forces since that time. Ibid, p. 46.
Same to Visct. Dursley. There was a bill presented to-day to the Treasury Lords by William Des Bouuiere, drawn by your lordship for 1,400l. as the balance of the account of 4,000 barrels of gunpowder and payable to Gerrard Puttmans. The said bill is mislaid and cannot be found. My Lords desire you to draw a new one for the like sum on the Treasurer of the Ordnance payable as aforesaid. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Charles Fox, enclosing (a) infra relative to the settlement and maintenance of three new Hospitals in Ireland. You are to furnish such sums for the service thereof as the Lords Justices of Ireland and the General of the Forces there shall from time to time appoint.
Appending : (a) Order of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland. dated Kensington, 18 April inst. The King having this day given directions that the Lords Justices of Ireland and Monsieur Ginckell, Commander in Chief of the Forces there, do cause three hospitals to be forthwith settled for the Army during the next campaign, it is hereby ordered that the Treasury furnish the Paymaster of the Forces in Ireland from time to time with such moneys as shall be necessary for the settlement, maintenance and carrying on of the service thereof.
Ibid.
William Jephson to Mr. Charles Fox to observe (a) infra.
Appending : (a) memorial [sic for memorandum] concerning the chirurgeons and their mates in relation to their pay. By order of the 20th inst. to Monsieur Ginckle the King has directed that especial care be taken that able chirurgeons and chirurgeons' mates be provided by the Colonels and be obliged to give their personal attendance in the Army : for whose encouragement it is ordered that their full pay be paid them from time to time as the rest of the Army shall receive their subsistence. This is not intended to excuse the chirurgeons and their mates from paying the poundage and other incident deductions.
Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 47.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Stuckie as a noontender, London port, loco William Knowles, lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 304.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Samuell Cotgrave, shewing that he and Peter Cotgrave about seven years since became bound to Charles II for Benjamin Cotgrave, collector of Hearthmoney, and that they are now sued thereon for some Hearthmoney arrears not accounted for : therefore praying a discharge of their bond. Reference Book VI, p. 313.
Royal letter to the Lords Justices of Ireland to give order for payment of the fees of 200l. and 100l. per an. to Sir Robert Southwell, kt., as Principal Secretary of State in Ireland. (This letter replaces the identical letter of Mar. 16, supra, p. 1064.) Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 59.
Same to same and to Baron de Ginckel, Commander in Chief of the Forces in Ireland, to observe the following rules and directions in paying and applying the moneys transmitted into Ireland by Charles Fox : viz. : (1) that two months' pay be paid to such of the Commission officers of the several Regiments in Ireland upon the English, Dutch or Danish establishments as have not already received it in England ; (2) that an account be stated of what shall remain in arrear to such officers and that such as shall desire it may be assigned for payment by debenture on the Irish forfeited lands, which debentures are to be delivered to the proper hands of every such officer ; (3) that the subsistence be satisfied from the time of the last payment thereof made since Jan. 1 last and so [to be] continued according to the late Regulation ; (4) that the Artillery, hospitals and such of the French Reformed officers as are or shall be allowed by his Majesty or the Commander in Chief, and other necessary contingencies and expenses of the Army be provided for out of this or any other money as shall be agreed on by the said Lords Justices and Commander in Chief. Ibid, pp. 59-60.
April 25. Money warrant for 31,622l. 9s. 7½d. to the Earl of Ranelagh as imprest for the Forces and as in part of the 1,500,000l. appropriated by the Act for the Additional Excise [2 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 2, c. 10]: to be satisfied out of loans to be made by said Earl on the two-thirds of said Excise : as by the privy seal of Mar. 10 last, supra, p. 1047. (Money order dated April 28 hereon.) Money Book XI, p. 38. Order Book III, p. 161.
Same for 73,785l. 15s. 9½d. to Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Navy, as imprest for pay of seamen serving for the year 1691 etc. as by the abovesaid appropriation : to be satisfied out of loans on abovesaid Act. (Money order dated April 28 hereon.) Money Book XI, p. 38. Order Book III, p. 162.
Treasury warrant to Thomas Fox, Customs Cashier, to pay 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, Bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, for half a year to Lady day last on the annuity for the support of the honour of that Order as by the privy seal of 1689, May 16. Money Book XI, p. 43.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Treasurer of the Navy all such moneys as are now in the Exchequer of the loans on the Twelve Months' Aid. Disposition Book IX, p. 110.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte [as Secretary to the Forces] to procure a royal warrant to authorise Mr. Fox and Mr. Coningsby to pay as follows, viz. the 1,000l. directed Mar. 25 last, supra, p. 1078, to the Commissioners of Transports ; the 1,000l. directed the 23rd inst., supra, p. 1116, to same for transport of English and Dutch Guards : 100l. to Capt. Delafons of Col. Denope's Regiment, on account of his pay. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 47.
Same to Mr. [Charles] Fox to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of the officers of the Regiment late under Lord Lovelace. Ibid, p. 48.
Same to Mr. Bridgman. Send my Lords an extract of a letter from the Lords Justices [of Ireland] relating to the payment of the Forces there, which was read at the Committee of Council [for Irish Affairs] on Thursday last. Ibid.
Same to the Board of Greencloth. My Lords have considered yours of Mar. 18 last concerning an allowance of 100l. per an. for cleansing the street and public pavings before Whitehall etc. and carrying away the soil thereof, being in reply to mine of Mar. 3 last, supra, p. 1043. They think it reasonable that said sum be paid to the housekeeper of Whitehall or his deputy for one year only from Lady day last according to the directions of the late Act of Parliament in that behalf, except the rubbish of building and paving which is to be removed by the parties that make it. It is to be paid quarterly by the Cofferer as an extraordinary of the Household. You are desired to see the work performed. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Serjt. Reyly of the petition of Sir Roger Cave, praying a warrant for felling so much timber as will repair Holebroke Lodge and Walk in Whittlewood Forest. Reference Book VI, p. 313.
April 26. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Mark Wildbore (collector of Whitehaven port) as collector of Carlisle port loco Richard Bere, dismissed for frauds and misdemeanours. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 301.
April 27. Money warrant for 10,000l. to Gaspar Frederick Henning as imprest for the Gardens, ut supra, p. 1096. (Money order dated April 28 hereon.) Money Book XI, p. 39. Order Book III, p. 162.
Treasury warrant to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall to pay 112l. 16s. 0½d. to Christopher Davies, late Receiver of Crown Revenues in cos. Devon and Cornwall, being the surplusage on his account for one year ended 1690, Sept. 29. Money Book XI, p. 40.
Money warrant for 18l. 13s. 4d. to William Sherlock, D.D., for half a year to Lady day last on his annuity or fee as Master of the Temple. Ibid, p. 39.
Same for 42l. to the Provost and Fellows of Eton College for one year to Christmas last on their perpetuity. Ibid.
Same for 40l. to George Oxenden for one year to Lady day last on his fee as Professor of Civil Law in the University of Cambridge. Ibid.
Same for 10l. to Cambridge University for one year to Michaelmas last on the perpetuity for a preacher. Ibid.
Same for 40l. to Dr. Robert Brady for one year to 1688, Christmas, on his fee as Professor of Phisick in Cambridge University. Ibid, p. 41.
Same for 7l. to the churchwardens of St. Buttolphs, London, for one year to June 24 last on a perpetuity. Ibid.
Same for 21l. 4s. 8d. to same of St. Magnets [Magnus], London, for one year to Sept. 29 last on a same. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to William, Earl of Derby, Thomas Cholmondley and William Banks for one year to Lady day last for the poor ministers in the Isle of Man. Ibid, p. 42.
Same for 13l. 6s. 8d. to the Vicar of the Tower of London for two years to Christmas last on a perpetuity. Ibid.
Same for 16l. 13s. 4d. to Emmanuel College, Cambridge, for one year to Christmas last on a same. Ibid.
Same for 15l. to the Vicars [Choral] of the Cathedral Church at Lichfield for one year to Christmas last on a same. (William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay the above 11 warrants out of the fourth of the Customs reserved in the Exchequer.) Ibid, p. 42. Disposition Book IX, p. 111.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Jephson], out of the arrears of Hearthmoney, 3,000l. for secret service. Disposition Book IX, p. 110.
Same to the Commissioners of the Post Office. It is the King's pleasure that 100l. a week be paid to the Earl of Rochester [out of the Post Office] from this week onwards, on his 4,000l. per an., to discharge the arrears thereof as well as the growing annuity. Ibid.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 67,138l. 10s. 11½d. to Charles Fox and Thomas Coningsby on any unsatisfied orders in their names for the service of the Forces in Ireland : to be issued out of the loans to be made by said Fox on credit of the Wine Duties Continuing Act. Disposition Book IX, p. 110.
Same to Mr. Clarke. Send my Lords to-morrow afternoon such an estimate as you can make of what the farm of potash (lately in farm to Mris. Jackson) may be worth over and above her 940l. per an. rent. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 48.
Same to Mr. Harbord [as late Paymaster of the Forces in Ireland] to state (with Mr. Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance) the account of the gunpowder bought in Holland by the Queen's order last summer. (Same to said Bertie to join Harbord herein.) Ibid, p. 49.
Same to the Attorney General to give warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag to make forth a commission, to pass the great seal, to Philip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South ; — Oxford of Lyndhurst, co. Southants, gent. ; Fred Tilney of Rotherwick, co. Southants ; Robert Brahston of Buly [Beaulieu] ; Richard Penny of Poole, and John Fitch, to enquire of encroachments and purprestures made by several persons in New Forest, as represented to the King by John, Lord Lovelace ; on which representation the said Ryley has reported the 9th inst. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Daniell Lawrence, praying to surrender his office of King's waiter, London port, to William Turner, who is certified as fitly qualified. Reference Book VI, p. 313.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Mr. Chaplin, Receiver of Assessments for co. Suffolk, praying allowance of 149l. 1s. 0d. for his extraordinary charges in bringing 62,313l. 17s. 1d. of his moneys to London by strong guards. Ibid, p. 314.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of Samuell Shute, Surveyor of the Mews at Hampton Court, praying payment of 147l. 11s. 11d. for several reparations made in the stables there by order of the Master of the Horse. Ibid, p. 315.
William Jephson to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition of Isaac Bonourier and Isaac Gelius, merchants, concerning some brandies by them imported into Ireland, and on the Customs Commissioners' report thereon : it appearing that they could not attend in Ireland with their witnesses and vouchers on a former reference, whereupon same was referred to the Customs Commissioners, England, who have reported thereon. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 60.
April 28. Money warrant for 100l. to the churchwardens of St. Martins in the Fields for one year to Christmas last on the annuity for relief of the poor of that parish. (Money order dated April 30 hereon.)
And for 50l. to the Treasurer of King Charles I's Hospital in Westminster for one year to Christmas last on the annuity for bringing up poor fatherless children.
And 50l. to the churchwardens of St. Margarets, Westminster, for same on same for the relief of the poor of said parish. (Money order dated April 30 hereon.) (William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay these three sums out of the Wine Duties Continuing Act.)
Money Book XI, p. 43. Order Book III, p. 163. Disposition Book IX, p. 118.
Treasury allowance of John Langwith's bill of 15l. for last Lady day quarter as messenger attending the Treasury Lords. (Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay said Langwith 15l. for same quarter as messenger attending the Customs.) Money Book XI, p. 45.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Earl of Ranelagh for the service of the Forces 35,932l. 2s. 1½d., out of loans to be made by said Earl on credit of the Wine Duties Continuing Act : the present sum to be registered [on the register of loans on said Act] next after the sum of 67,138l. 10s. 11½d. already directed for Charles Fox thereon. Disposition Book IX, p. 111.
Same to same to issue 41,000l. to Charles Fox and Thomas Coningsby on any unsatisfied orders in their names for the service of the Forces in Ireland : out of the loans to be made by said Fox on the abovesaid Act and to be registered thereon next after the 67,554l. 11s. 9d. thereon for the Earl of Ranelagh (struck through). Ibid.
Same to Mr. Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, to pay 13l. to William Clark for half a year to Christmas last on his salary or allowance for looking after the trees and plants in St. James's Park. Ibid, p. 112.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 40,000l. to Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Navy, on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the service of the Navy : out of loans to be made by said Russell on the Twelve Months' Assessment. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Ralph Cooke and Thomas Edolph, praying a lease of several houses and lands : and on the Surveyor General's report [missing] thereon. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 50.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Noble Waterhouse, dated Rye, the 25th inst., concerning wine brought in a vessel from France which he seized and which you admitted to entry. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. Take care that none of the tallies which are intended for you be assigned to the Duke of Bolton's Regiment until the matter between Mr. Simpkins and the Agent of said Regiment be determined at your hearing thereof. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Harbord [as Surveyor General of Crown Lands] of the petition of Robert, Lord Lexington, for a lease of two pieces of ground and buildings in St. James's Park late in the hands of Theo. Oglethorp and Visct. de Longueville. Reference Book VI, p. 314.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Newsham, Receiver General for co. Warwick of the 12d. Aid, Second Poll, Additional Poll and 3s. Aid [2s. Aid and Additional 12d. Aid], praying allowance for his charges in bringing up his moneys at seven several times by strong guards and in attending the Commissioners of the 12d. Aid at their respective meetings. Ibid.
April 29. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, to pay out of Army contingencies 27l. 7s. 6d. per an. each to the following ten poor gentlemen, late of the Second Troop of Guards, who by reason of age and other infirmities are incapable of further service (this list to be additional to the pensions list of 1689 [sic for 1690], May 21, supra, pp. 647-9): viz. : Hastings Baldock, Hugh Smith, William Norcliffe, William Fachin, John Barford, Peter Lambe, Charles Ford, Humphry Wharton, John Button, John Lufton (total of this additional establishment, 273l. 15s. 0d. per an.). King's Warrant Book XV, p. 329.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Treasurer of the Navy to pay the salary of 1,000l. per an. each as from Christmas last quarterly to the Admiralty Lords, viz. Thomas, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Sir John Lowther, Sir Richard Onslow, Hen. Preistman, Anthony, Visct. Falkland, and Robert Austen (Austin) ; thereto lately constituted with Sir Thomas Lee, now deceased : and further to pay to the executors of said Lee one quarter to Lady day last on the like salary. Ibid, pp. 330-1.
Same to the Treasury Lords to pay William Harbord 500l. as imprest for divers necessary works and repairs done and to be done in St. James's Park according to the King's order : to be issued out of the revenues of the Duchy of Cornwall. (Money warrant dated May 15 hereon.) (Money order dated May 18 hereon.) Ibid, p. 333. Money Book XI, p. 54. Order Book III, p. 168.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to contain an indenture between the King and Queen of the one part and Thomas Neale of the other part, by which the King assigns to him all such wrecks, jetsam, flotson, lagan, goods derelict, riches etc., which at any time before date hereof or before 1694-5, Feb. 13, have or shall be cast away or wrecked within 10 leagues of the Stages of Broadhaven in the West of Ireland : with a reservation of a tenth part thereof to the King : he to keep a proper account thereof, and to exhibit same on oath to the King if required : and to admit some person, appointed by the Treasury, to inspect the fishing for said wrecks for the better securing the said tenth part from embezzlement. King's Warrant Book XV, pp. 333-5.
Same, dated Kensington, to the Treasury Lords to give warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to William Harbord of the manor of Staughton Magna, co. Huntingdon, and of the reversion etc. expectant upon the terms lately granted therein to Sir Theophilus Oglethorpe ; and of the rent of 200l. per an. reserved upon the said Oglethorpe's term therein and all arrears thereon : the present grant to be at the rental of 5l. per an. and without fine : in consideration of said Harbord's many good and faithful services. (For the Treasury warrant hereon see supra, under date 1691, June 9.)
Appending : particular of the premises and memorandum, made out by Deputy Auditor R. Marriott ; being ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VIII, pp. 2067-8 ; and being made out pursuant to a Treasury warrant of Jan. 29 last, supra, p. 998.
Ibid, pp. 371-7.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to take in on loan from any lenders 50,000l. on credit of the Hereditary Excise (except the unappropriated fourth part of said Excise). Disposition Book IX, p. 112.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the transport to Ireland, Customs free, of (a) infra for the use of the Regiment of Col. Gustavus Hamilton. (Same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to permit the free importation of same.)
Appending : (a) schedule of said goods (370 swords, belts, collars with bandeleers, tin kettles, hatchets etc.).
Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 50. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 60.
Same to same to send to Visct. Sidney's house in St. James's Square to see his goods made up in order to their transport to Holland. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 50.
Same to same to permit the export to Holland, Customs free, of 250lbs. of chocolate, being for his Majesty's service, and a small trunk of perfumed chocolate, both brought in by the Earl of Portland. Ibid, p. 51.
Treasury reference [to the Agents for Taxes] of the petition of Charles Turner, gent., Receiver General for co. Norfolk of the First Poll and the 12d. Aid ; praying an allowance for his extraordinary charges therein. Reference Book VI, p. 314.
April 30. William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Jephson] 4,250l. for secret service, out of the abovesaid 50,000l. loans to be made on the Excise. Disposition Book IX, p. 112.
Same to same to issue to the Treasurer of the Navy, on any unsatisfied orders in his name [for the service of the Navy], 10,000l. out of loans on the Twelve Months' Aid. Ibid.
Same to same to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz. : Ibid, p. 113.
l. s. d.
Out of the Double Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the growing week's subsistence of the Forces [England] and the half pay to the officers 9,336 9 2
to ditto for a contingent warrant for Col. Leveson's Regiment of Dragoons 171 7 7
to ditto for Monsieur Van Lone as Chirurgeon General to the Forces 128 0 0
Out of the 617l. 0s. 1½d. of the remainder of the Excise and of 432l. 19s. 10½d. of moneys of the Second Poll.
to Mr. Fox and Mr. Coningesby for the Commissioners of the Transports : upon their memorial of the 28th inst. : respited, but respite taken off May 1, see infra, p. 1131 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Kien, the Closet Keeper 50 0 0
£10,685 16 9
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the 50,000l. loans to be made on the Excise, viz. : Disposition Book IX, p. 113.
l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Chamber 3,644 18 1
to the Gentlemen and Grooms of the Bedchamber "according to such warrants as you shall receive" 6,125 0 0
to the Master of the Robes 1,000 0 0
to the Cofferer in part of 16,200l. 9,980 1 11
to ditto out of the 2s. Aid and Additional 12d. Aid 1,758 9
Same to Sir Rowland Gwyn, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay as follows the abovesaid 3,644l. 18s. 1d. "according to such debentures as are or shall be made out" by Hugh Chudleigh, Comptroller of the Accounts of your Office: viz. : Ibid, pp. 114-16.
l. s. d.
to James de Gastigny, esq., Master of the Hart[hounds] and Buckhounds for last Lady day quarter 585 5 0
to Christopher Tankred, Master of the Harriers, for half a year to 1690, Michaelmas 150 0 0
to James Walsingham, Master of the Beagles, for 1690, Christmas quarter 150 0 0
to Dr. John Hutton, First and Principal Physician to the King, for half a year to 1690, Michaelmas 200 0 0
to William Van Loon, Serjeant Chirurgeon [to the King] for same 198 6 8
to Abrah. Rottermond, Apothecary to the Household, for same 80 0 0
to John Sheward and Michaell Woolrich, two coffer bearers, for three quarters to Lady day last 41 1 3
to Nath. Hammond, esq., Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter Assistant, for one year to Lady day last 66 13 4
to William Whitmore, esq., one of the Grooms of the Great Chamber, for 1689, Lady day quarter 10 0 0
to ditto for 1½ years to Lady day last 60 0 0
to Josias Seywell, a ditto, for one year to Lady day last 40 0 0
to Arnold Wallwynn, a ditto, for 82 days, 1689, April 4 to Jan. 24 8 17 10
to ditto for 1¾ years to Lady day last 70 0 0
to Mr. Cook, a ditto, for 46 days, 1689, Aug. 4 to Sept. 29 3 1 0
to ditto for 1½ years to Lady day last 60 0 0
to Ralph Young, one of the King's messengers, for 1689, Lady day quarter 12 9 4
to ditto to complete 1689, Midsummer quarter 1 10
to ditto for one year to Lady day last 49 17 6
to Geo. Collins, messenger, for 1689, Lady day quarter 12 9
to ditto to complete 1689, June 24 quarter 1 10
to ditto for 1¼ years to Lady day last 62 6 10½
to Simon Chapman, messenger, for 2¼ years to Lady day last 112 4
And as follows upon warrants from the Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain.
to Abra. Rottermond, Apothecary, for riding charges and other expenses in attending the King into Ireland 37 10 0
to ditto for like expenses and services in Holland 38 12 6
to William Van Loon, Serjeant Chirurgeon for the like in Ireland 37 10 0
to ditto for the like in Holland 38 12 6
to Esteen Desmonard, Yeoman of the Bows and Guns, for attending the King at Hampton Court etc. between April, 1689, and Jan., 1690-1 15 16 6
to ditto for the like service in Ireland 14 17 0
to Henry Coleinge and Jer. Chaplin, esqrs., Gentlemen Ushers Quarter Waiters, for riding charges at Hampton Court in 1689 37 16 0
to Jer. Chapelin, esq., as same, for riding charges and expenses in attending the King into Holland 20 12 0
to Pierre Guenon de Beaubisson, Gentleman of the Bows and Guns, for riding charges etc., in attendance on the King into Ireland 49 10 0
to William Fremin, the King's barber in ordinary, for attendance on the King at Hampton Court etc. between April, 1689, and August following, and from August to Oct. 16, 1689 17 9 0
to ditto for his attendance on the King into Ireland 20 11 0
to Jo[h]n Fenn and Jo[h]n Dawson, Pages of the Presence, for attending the King at Hampton Court etc. from 1689, April 1, to Oct. 15 following 26 7 6
to D Cane, William Watson, Maximilian van Lunen [? Leeuwen], Benjamin Elias de la Fountaine, John Smith and John Savell for attending the King at Hampton Court etc. between 1689, April, and October following as Pages of the Bedchamber 94 19 0
to Rudolph Kien, Benj. Elias de la Fountaine, John Sewell and William Watson, as same, for attendance on the King into Ireland 82 4 0
to George Poun, William Jorer [? Jozez], Mathew Whitfeild, Gentlemen Harbingers ; William Wale, Hugh Jones, William Mevill, Peter la Roche and James Tye, Yeomen Harbingers, for attendance on the King at Hampton Court, Windsor and Newmarket from 1689, April 1 to October 146 12 0
to Simon Smith, esq., Knight Harbinger, for the like attendance and for taking a house for the entertainment [lodging] of the Dutch ambassador from 1688-9, Mar. 12, to Oct. 15 following, being 217 days at 20s. a day 217 0 0
to ditto for riding charges and other expenses for himself and two aids in attending the King into Ireland 108 0 0
to same for riding charges etc. in attending the King into Holland and Flanders 109 0 0
to Dr. John Hutton, their Majesties' Principal Physician, for riding charges in attending the King into Ireland, Holland and Flanders between 1690, June 4, and 1691, April 13 158 5 0
to the Bishop of St. Asaph, Lord Almoner, for last Lady day quarter's salary 125 0 0
to Stephen Gythens, messenger, for 1¾ years' salary to Lady day last 87 5
to Charles Kenge, messenger, for 91 days from 1689, July 1 to Michaelmas 12 8
to ditto for 1½ years to Lady day last 74 16 3
to Edward Gibbs, messenger, for 80 days, 1689, April 6 to June 24 11 14 9
to ditto for 1¾ years to Lady day last 74 16 3
to Mr. Oldner 12 0 0
to abovesaid Edward Gibbs to complete the computation of the time as above, [a]mended 11 12 11½
£3,656 11
William Jephson to Visct. Newport [Cofferer of the Household]. My Lords desire that out of the 17,200l. issued to you for the King's servants that are to attend him in the present expedition to Flanders and for other extraordinaries incident thereto, you pay 1,500l. to Monsieur Auverquer on a bill already drawn ; 3,000l. to same on a bill to be drawn ; and 200l. to two chaplains that are to attend the King. Disposition Book IX, p. 117.
Same to Mr. Bertie [Treasurer of the Ordnance] to accept the bill for 200l. drawn from Leghorn by Consul Blackwell for eight casks of brimstone bought in Italy. My Lords will furnish you with money to comply therewith. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 51.
Treasury reference to the Master, Wardens and Assistants of Trinity House of Deptford Strond of the petition of Isabella, Duchess Dowager of Grafton, shewing that Charles II promised the late Duke of Grafton a lease of the Ballast Office after expiry of George Boreman's interest therein and that same is now upon expiring ; therefore praying a lease thereof on the same conditions on which Boreman and his assigns held same. Reference Book VI, p. 314.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of John Baber's petition for the place of Solicitor of Excise. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Basil Feilding, gent., for a surveyor's place in the Customs. Ibid, p. 315.
Privy seal extending Elias Ashmole's office of Comptroller of Excise to the Country Excise, ut supra, p. 1116. King's Warrant Book XV, pp. 323-4.