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Entry Book: May 1691, 1-10

Pages 1130-1145

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

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May 1691, 1-10

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
May 1. Money warrant for 250l. to Sir William Killegrew for half a year to Lady day last on his pension. Money Book XI, p. 47.
Same for 95l. 12s. 6d. to Charles Goodwyn, Receiver General for co. Sussex of the 3s. Aid [2s. Aid and Additional 12d. Aid], Additional Poll and Last Poll ; for his extraordinary charges in bringing up his moneys to the Exchequer under strong guards. (Money order dated May 7 hereon.) Ibid, p. 51. Order Book III, p. 165.
Same for 500l. to William, Earl of Portland, for 1690, Michaelmas quarter, on his pension as Groom of the Stole and First Gentleman of the Bedchamber. (Money order dated May 7 hereon.) Money Book XI, p. 48. Order Book III, p. 165.
Same for 50l. to Rudolph Kien for last Lady day quarter's pension or allowance as Closet Keeper to the King. Money Book XI, p. 44.
Same for 250l. each to the following for a quarter each as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber : viz. : Henry, Visct. Sidney, for last Lady day quarter ; Richard, Earl of Scarborough, for 1690, Michaelmas quarter ; James, Duke of Ormonde, for same ; James, Earl of Drumlanrig, for same ; Charles, Earl of Selkirk, for same ; John, Earl of Marlborough, for same. (Money warrants hereon, dated May 5 for Scarborough ; May 6 for Selkirk, Drumlanrig, Ormonde and Sidney ; June 5 for Marlborough.) Ibid, p. 45. Order Book III, pp. 163, 164.
Same for 125l. each to the following for a quarter each as Grooms of the Bedchamber : viz. : Hatton Compton for 1690, Lady day quarter ; Emanuell Scroop How for 1690, Christmas quarter ; John Sayers for 1690, Michaelmas quarter ; Adrian Van Borcelan for ditto ; James Stanley for ditto by the privy seal of 1689-90, Jan. 30 ; Joost Capell for 1690, Christmas quarter, by privy seal dated 1690, Dec. 15. (Money orders dated May 4 for Compton ; May 5 for How ; May 12 for Sayers ; June 29 for Stanley ; July 2 for Capell. For Borcelan's order see infra under date May 19.) (William Jephson, dated May 2, to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay the Gentlemen and Grooms as above out of the 6,125l. reserved in the Exchequer for them.) Money Book XI, p. 46. Order Book III, p. 163. Disposition Book IX, p. 118.
Money warrant for 20l. to Arnold Squibb for one year to Christmas last on his fee as Clerk of the Nichills. (William Jephson, dated May 4, to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same out of the small branches of the revenue reserved for the officers and ministers of the Exchequer.) Money Book XI, p. 46. Disposition Book IX, p. 119.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Earl of Ranelagh, on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the service of the Forces, 144,067l. 17s. 10½d. ; out of loans to be made by said Earl on credit of the Wine Duties Continuing Act. Disposition Book IX, p. 117.
Same to same. No warrants were passed yesterday for the 1,000l. desired for the Master of the Robes. As there is occasion that the same be forthwith paid, the Treasury Lords desire you to issue same by way of advance. Care will be taken for passing the regular warrants with all speed ; and you are to deduct the Exchequer fees on said sum. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 100l. to me [Jephson] for secret service out of the Temporalities of the Archbishopric of Canterbury. Ibid.
Same to same. The 1,000l. directed yesterday for Mr. Fox and Mr. Coningsby, supra, p. 1127, but respited, is now to be issued to them for the Commissioners of the Transports, upon the said memorial of the 28th ult. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Prizes. Take care that the 300l. formerly advanced to you for the service of the Prizes, out of the secret service money in my hands, be repaid to me before you receive what money is due upon your own salary. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the export to Ireland, Customs free and unopened, of food for Col. de La Melonier's Regiment.
Appending : schedule of said goods (verges de drap Cremoisy, 780 paires de Guistres [Guêtres] etc.). (Same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to permit the free import of same.)
Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 51. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 61.
Same to Mr. Clarke. My Lords have read yours of the 21st ult., with Mr. Gregor's letter enclosed therein. They command that the weight of the tin be made good by Mr. Gregor. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 52.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to send to the Auditors of Imprests the ledger book covering the time that Sir Edward Seymour was Treasurer of the Navy. Ibid.
Same to said Seymour. You are to prosecute with the Auditors your accounts as Treasurer of the Navy. Ibid, p. 51.
The like letter respectively to :
Viscount Falkland [as Treasurer of the Navy].
Sir Richard Haddock et al. as late Victuallers of the Navy.
Visct. Sidney as Master of the Robes.
Earl of Torrington [as same].
Mr. Packer for his father's accounts as late Paymaster of the Works ; and for the imprest roll ; and for the imprests for the new buildings at Winchester.
Mr. Lloyd as Paymaster of the Works.
Mr. Roberts as Receiver of the Honor of Windsor and Paymaster of the Works there.
Earl of Ranelagh [as Paymaster of the Forces] to prosecute his accounts for 16 months ended 1689, April 30, and to deliver in his subsequent accounts.
Mr. Pepys as late Treasurer of Tangier.
Mr. Hewer as same.
Mr. Thomas Fox as Receiver General and Cashier of Customs.
Mr. Butler to prosecute the accounts of First Fruits.
Officers of the Mint to prosecute their accounts for 1689 and to deliver in their subsequent accounts.
Dr. Wynne as Warden of the Mint.
William Loades as agent to the Earl of Yarmouth for the accounts of the wood farm.
Remembrancer of First Fruits for the account of Dr. Mew's debt as late Bishop of Bath and Wells and the debt due from the bishopric of Chichester.
Bishop of Winchester to pass his accounts as late Bishop of Bath and Wells.
Bishop of Exeter to pass his accounts for the dioceses of Exeter and Bristol.
Bishop of Llandaff to pass his accounts for the year 1689.
Bishop of Rochester : the like letter.
Executors of the late Bishop Parker to pass the accounts of the diocese of Oxford for the year 1687.
Mr. May to prosecute his accounts as former Keeper of the Privy Purse.
Earl of Ranelagh to deliver his accounts of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea for two years ended at Michaelmas last.
Earl of Feversham for the account of 250l. imprested to buy horses for the Queen Dowager.
Sir William Villiers to pass his account of moneys imprested to him for the Stables.
Mr. Nott and Mr. Townsend to give an account how the matter stands concerning 1,000l. to Mr. Pointz for making of hangings.
Executors of Lord Belasyse to prosecute his account of 500l. imprested to him for repairing the forts and blockhouses at Hull.
Executors of Sir William Stapleton to pass their accounts of money imprested for the Leeward Islands.
Mr. Thomas to account for the money imprested to him for the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners.
Mr. Smith the like letter.
Ibid, pp. 51-2.
William Jephson to the Auditors of Imprests to bring in their report concerning [the accounts of] Sir Thomas Littleton and partners, late Victuallers of the Navy. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 52.
Same to same to attend my Lords with a state of Lord Godolphin's account as Master and Gentleman of the Robes to Charles II. Ibid.
William Jephson to Sir Robert Howard to hasten his report concerning [the accounts of] Sir George Wharton as late Treasurer of the Ordnance. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 52.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, April 30 last, that the embargo be taken off from all ships and vessels whatsoever within England, Wales and Berwick-on-Tweed that shall first give bond to the officers of the ports where they clear not to trade into any of the French King's dominions, nor into parts of Ireland not under the King's obedience, nor to any of the following parts, viz. : any part of America, the dominions of Spain and Portugal, the Straits or the Levant, before the departure of the convoys appointed for those trades ; such ships only excepted as have leave from the Privy Council to go to any of those places and such as trade coastwise or to any place in Ireland under the King's obedience. Suitable orders are hereby to be given to the Lords Justices in Ireland and the Revenue Commissioners there for the like bonds to be taken from ships clearing from any of the ports of that kingdom. (William Jephson, dated May 4, to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to observe the King's pleasure as above.)
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 304. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 61.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Geo. Arnold et al. for the discharge of the bond they gave for Robert Spencer, a collector of Hearthmoney. Reference Book VI, p. 315.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to issue process ad computandum against the executors of John Baynes, esq., on the 15,685l. 14s. 10d. imprested to him for pay of the Barbados Regiment under Sir Tobias Bridges ; for which imprests no account is yet passed. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 411.
Same to same for same against Henry Griffith for not accompting for the 8,988l. 19s. 4d. imprested to him for the use of the King's stables. Ibid.
Same to same for same against John Spencer, Clerk of the Faculties, for not rendering any account of the profits of that office since October, 1663. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of 60 acres of land in Garthorpe, co. Leicester, with a view to a lease thereof to Lewis, Lord Rockingham, for 29 years from 1693, Lady day, at the ancient rent of 10l. per an.
Prefixing : said Surveyor's report on said Lord's petition for such lease. In July, 1662, Edward, Lord Rockingham, petitioner's father, petitioned for a lease thereof, which my father [Sir Charles Harbord, late Surveyor General of Crown Lands] rated at 10l. per an. rent (being above a moiety of the improved value according to the Parliament's Survey) and 20l. fine ; but on a second petition in 1664 he reported that the premises had been let for many years at a rackt rent of 10l. per an. : and the lease was accordingly granted in 1665-6, Feb. 15, at said rent without fine. It does not appear to me that these lands were exchanged by petitioner's grandfather for other things in Rockingham, co. Northants, as suggested by petitioner : but the lands lie in the common fields and in the lease were valued but at 3s. 4d. per acre per an.
Ibid, pp. 411-12.
May 4. Money warrant for 7,529l. 3s. 9d. to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, as imprest for the service of the Forces : to be as part of the appropriation of 1,500,000l. under the Act of 2 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 2, c. 10 : and to be satisfied out of loans to be made by said Earl on the two-thirds of the Additional Excise as by said Act. (Money order dated May 6 hereon.) Money Book XI, p. 47. Order Book III, p. 164.
William Jephson to said Earl of Ranelagh to assign 5,000l. to Sir Joseph Herne (who has a procuration from the President de la Tour, Envoy Extraordinary from the Duke of Savoy) : for the present month of May : out of the orders put into said Ranelagh's hands for said Duke : with the usual clause for said Ranelagh's charging himself in his accounts [as Paymaster of the Forces] with the interest on said sum for the period between the original date of said orders and the date of the assignment hereby directed. Disposition Book IX, p. 118.
Same [to the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue 38,000l. to Charles Fox and Thomas Coningesby, Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland, on any unsatisfied orders in their names, for the service of said Forces : to be satisfied out of loans to be made by said Fox on credit of the Wine Duties Continuing Act. Ibid, p. 119.
Same to same. My Lords desire that the loans which the Excise Commissioners or any others shall make on the unappropriated Excise may be expressed to be made on the Hereditary Excise and the unappropriated fourth of the Temporary Excise. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 3,000l. to the Earl of Portland for the Privy Purse : out of loans on the unappropriated Excise ; "and to reserve out of the said loans the further sum of 7,000l. for the like service" [of the Privy Purse]. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Bridgman. Send my Lords a copy of the letter lately sent to you "for from" the Lords Justices of Ireland. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 53.
Same to Auditor Bridges, forwarding a book containing a general account of prize ships and goods from the beginning of the war to the 30th of December, 1690. You are to make a state thereof and present same to my Lords. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] concerning a suit of tapestry hangings which were bought in Holland for the Earl of Devonshire's use. Ibid.
Same to Mr. [Charles] Fox to report on the enclosed memorial of Charlotte de Frottee, Suzanne de Saugere and Charles Ardesoif, praying payment of 151l. 13s. 0d. due to Charles de Couterne, deceased, late cornet in Ruvigny's Regiment. Ibid.
May 5. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a pension to Thomas, Marquess of Carmarthen, President of the Privy Council, of 3,500l. per an. for 21 years from 1690, Christmas ; out of the revenue of the General Letter Office : in consideration of his good, faithful and particular services : to be payable by tallies of pro, but if the profits of the Post Office be paid into the Exchequer or by any other reason any arrear arise on said pension then same shall hereby be paid out of any other the King's revenue. King's Warrant Book XV, pp. 331-3.
Money warrant for 17,568l. 2s. 1d. to Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Navy, as imprest for the pay of seamen serving in the Navy Royal for the year 1691 as by an appropriation clause in the Additional Excise Act : to be satisfied out of loans on the said Act. (Money order dated May 6 hereon.) Money Book XI, p. 47. Order Book III, p. 164.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies of pro on the Excise (the Hereditary Excise and the unappropriated fourth part of the Temporary Excise) for 20,000l. to Edward Noell in repayment of the like sum which he lent into the Exchequer April 30 last on credit of the Hereditary Excise. When the said tallies of pro are levied the tally of loan of April 30 last for said amount is to be taken in and vacated. Money Book XI, p. 48.
Same for 7l. 13s. 4d. to the churchwardens of St. John Baptist, Walbrook, for one year to 1688, Christmas, on a perpetuity. Ibid, p. 53.
William Jephson to the Excise Commissioners to pay 750l. to the Duchess Dowager of Grafton and the present guardians of the Duke of Grafton for last Lady day quarter on their pensions. Disposition Book IX, p. 120.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 36,495l. 13s. 9d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the service of the Forces : to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on the credit of the Wine Duties Continuing Act. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 6,531l. 5s. 0d. to Charles Fox and Thomas Coningesby, the order of Mar. 20 last, supra, p. 1071, having directed 90,000l. to them and thereon 73,468l. 15s. 0d. having been issued Mar. 21 last, supra, p. 1073. The present sum and also the 10,000l. issued Mar. 19 last, supra, p. 1066, upon the standing order of Feb. 14 last, p. 1101 [making together 90,000l.] are to be reckoned as part of the 300,000l. directed, supra, p. 1047. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the export, Customs free, from Chester to Ireland of goods for Col. Michelburne's Regiment.
Appending : schedule of said goods which said Colonel carries to Ireland (700 swords ; 390 cartridge boxes ; crimson stockings and fine white stockings for officers ; 40 laced hats for officers ; three beaver hats for field officers ; 40 pike heads and furrells for leading pikes for officers ; three new colours with gold heads and furrells with tassels ; 30 gorgetts gilt with gold and silver for officers ; 40 orange net sashes ; 60 yards of gold and silver lace for the officers' gloves ; four lined tents with markeeses ; 28 tents for officers ; 40 buff belts for serjeants ; one scarlet laced cloak ; 700 small bottles for oil for the soldiers' muskets ; 60 gilt balls with fans for the officers' tents ; 700 snapsacks). (Same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to permit the duty free import of same into Ireland.)
Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 54. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 61.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Richard Burneby, Receiver General for co. Rutland of the 3s. Aid (2s. Aid and Additional 12d. Aid) and Last Poll, praying allowance [for his extraordinary charges therein]. Reference Book VI, p. 315.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Rickards of London, merchant, shewing that he is indebted 934l. 15s. 7d. to the Crown for Customs of Canary [wines] imported in 1686 and is also bound in 500l. [to the Crown] for one Richard Carter (who is insolvent) for the like Customs ; that meeting with great losses in the sale of his own wines he retired and gave in debts to the King to the value of 934l. 15s. 0d., and being reduced to great poverty has no other way to satisfy said debt or his bond for Carter : therefore praying the King to accept of said debts and to release said bond. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor for Wales of the petition of Thomas Paston, esq., shewing that in Michaelmas, 1673, there was an arrear of 1,366l. 17s. 6¼d. on the fee farmer of Dyffryn Clwydd in the town of Ruthin, co. Denbigh ; which arrear was in the hands of Richard Parry, since deceased, who paid 1,074l. 18s. 6d., thus leaving 291l. 19s. 0¼d., which, with the growing rent for 2½ years (608l. 10s. 9d), makes 900l. 7s. 6d. : therefore praying a grant thereof from the King. Ibid, p. 316.
May 6. Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to Auditor Brook Bridges to allow in the account ending 1689, May 1, of Richard, Earl of Ranelagh [as Paymaster of the Forces], 1,830l. for 10,000 pairs of boots which James II before his abdication ordered for the use of the Forces then in and about Salisbury ; which were provided by Col. Edward Sackvill and paid for by said Earl of Ranelagh at the rates agreed for ; which said boots were committed to the charge of Mathew Ingram, gent., who by order of said Col. Sackvill delivered 1,750 pair thereof to Capt. Shales, Commissary of the Provisions, and his officers for the use of the said late King's Forces and 7,490 pair to the Count D' Solmes for the use of the present King's Dutch Forces ; and 911 pair still remain in said Ingram's hands and he swears that 29 pair were short in tale : but the said Earl of Ranelagh is first to produce the acquittances following : viz. Robert Lord for 601l. 14s. 0d. ; Jeremiah Cray and Thomas Warring for 332l. 14s. 0d. ; Geo. Parsons for 530l. 14s. 0d. ; William Grave and William Kendrick for 185l. 18s. 0d. and Luke Towsey for 180l. King's Warrant Book XV, p. 379.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to renew the following tallies which were burnt in the fire at Whitehall which happened on the 9th of April last.
Prefixing : (a) copies from the Register of the loans on the Twelve Months' Aid [2 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 2, c. 1] of tallies of loan for 500l. lent by John Oliver, gent., of St. Martins in the Fields, dated 1690, Nov. 3 ; and of a like order for 100l. lent [by same] Nov. 26 last : (b) said Oliver's affidavits herein.
Money Book XI, pp. 49-50.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer : viz. : Disposition Book IX, p. 121.
l. s. d.
Out of 341l. 4s. 0d. of the 2s. Aid and 469l. 2s. 3d. of the Additional 12d. Aid.
to the Cofferer of the Household 810 6 3
Out of any disposable money save what is ordered to be reserved.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the growing week's subsistence [of the Forces, England] and for half pay to the officers 9,336 9 2
to ditto for Capt. Danvers on account of Fitz Patrick's Regiment 100 0 0
to Mr. Fox and Mr. Coningsby for the Commissioners of the Transports upon their memorial of the 5th inst. 500 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Commissioners of Sick and Wounded 100 0 0
Out of the temporalities of vacant bishoprics.
to me [Jephson] for secret service 200 0 0
£11,046 15 5
Same to same to issue (out of moneys of the 2s. Aid) 292l. 0s. 6d. to Charles Bertie, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance, on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the service of the Ordnance : same to be by him paid to Sir John Pelham in full of a debenture signed April 3 last by the officers of Ordnance for said sum for round shot delivered into the stores at Woolwich pursuant to a contract of Dec. 5 last and as in further part of 1,000l. which was intended to be secured to him by the privy seal of 1690, May 8, supra, p. 616. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 10,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy out of loans which are or shall be made in the Exchequer on credit of the Twelve Months' Aid. Ibid, p. 122.
Same to the Auditor of Imprests. You need not attend on Friday next concerning Mr. Duncombe's accounts of the Hearthmoney. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 55.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte [as Secretary to the Forces] to procure royal warrants to be signed by the Queen to authorise Charles Fox and Thomas Coningsby, Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland, to pay the following sums, amounting to 15,008l. 2s. 6d. : viz. : Ibid.
l. s. d.
for clothing for Col. Churchill's Regiment 1,841 12 0
for ditto for Sir David Colyear's Regiment 1,841 12 0
for ditto for Col. [Sir John] Hales's Regiment 1,841 12 0
for ditto for Col. Richards' Company of Fuziliers 400 0 0
for ditto for Col. Gustavus Hamilton's Regiment 843 4 6
to Monsieur la Mote, Col. and First Captain of the Miners, for his allowance of 40s. a day from 1690, April 1, to 1691, May 1 790 0 0
to William Hunt, chirurgeon to the Hospital in Ireland, for his own and his mate's pay from 1690, April 1, to 1690-1, Mar. 1 217 2 0
to Major Gen. Kirk for raising 109 recruits 218 0 0
to Col. [John] Beaumont ditto 350 recruits 700 0 0
to Sir John Hanmer ditto 240 recruits 480 0 0
to Col. [Richard] Brewer ditto 300 recruits 600 0 0
to Col. [Ferdinando] Hastings ditto 400 recruits 800 0 0
to Col. [Sir John] Hales ditto 260 recruits 520 0 0
to Sir Hen. Belasis ditto 200 recruits 400 0 0
to Col. Deering ditto 120 recruits 240 0 0
to Col. [Thomas] Erle ditto 200 recruits 400 0 0
to Col. [Charles] Trelawney ditto 350 recruits 700 0 0
to Sir David Colyear ditto 110 recruits 220 0 0
to Col. Churchill ditto 300 recruits 600 0 0
to Col. [William] Stewart ditto 160 recruits 320 0 0
to Col. [Charles] Herbert ditto 120 recruits 240 0 0
to Col. Hamilton ditto 200 recruits 400 0 0
to the Earl of Drogheda ditto 100 recruits 200 0 0
to Col. Richards for his Company of Fuzileers at 3l. per man, 65 recruits 195 0 0
£15,008 2 6
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to renew the deputations to Thomas South and Geo. Bourchier, landwaiters, London port. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 305.
Same to same to employ James Bennet and Jo[h]n Williams as tidesmen and boatmen at Falmouth loco William Ellyot, deceased, and Nicho. Jeffryes, dismissed.
Lawrence Lewis as a tidesman in fee, London port.
Thomas Richardson as a noontender ibid.
Simon Usher as weighing porter, Newcastle port.
Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of Richard Bridge et al., shewing that they have furnished great quantities of beer to the Navy on credit of the Victualling Commissioners, for which they are to be paid according to the course of the pays used in that Office ; which [arrangement] puts them out of ready money and renders them unable to pay the Excise in specie at every brewing according to the letter of the law : therefore praying that the Excise officers may accept the Victualling Agents' bills from time to time for the Excise on beer brewed for the Navy. Reference Book VI, p. 315.
Treasury reference to the Auditor for Wales of the petition of Sir John Price, bart., for a grant of the stewardship of several manors in co. Montgomery, of which he and his ancestors were stewards, but which were since granted to the Lord Powys. Reference Book VI, p. 316.
May 7. Privy seal for 500l. for equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Edmund Poley, esq., as Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy : his ordinary to be payable quarterly and the first quarter to be advanced : with the usual clause for allowing his extraordinaries. King's Warrant Book XV, p. 336.
Same for the like equipage and ordinary to John Methwen as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal. Ibid.
Same for 1,500l. equipage and 100l. per week as ordinary to Robert, Lord Lexinton, as Ambassador Extraordinary to the King of Spain. Ibid, p. 337.
William Jephson to Charles Fox to pay as follows out of the 140,000l. advanced to said Fox out of the impositions [appropriated] for the Dutch [by 1 Wm. and Mary, c. 24, incorporated for the remainder thereof in 2 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 2, c. 10] : viz. : Disposition Book IX, p. 122.
l.
to answer bills drawn from Dublin and Chester 5,000
to answer a bill from the Marquis la Barr for arms, tents etc. for the Danish Forces 500
to answer a bill of exchange drawn by the Receiver [of Assessments] for co. Lincoln upon account of Mr. Bridges 500
to Col. Du Cambon for his pay as Quarter Master General from Oct. 1 to Jan. 1 last 115
to Monsieur la Mote for his allowance of 40s. a day as Col. and Capt. of the miners from Sept. 1 last to the 1st inst. 484
to several French Reformed Officers ready to return for Ireland 1,000
to Major Ingram for shoes 1,000
to ditto for buckles 300
to ditto for package and carriage 500
to Brigadier Leveson to defray the expense of the embarcation 500
to Capt. de la fon, an officer of the Danes, on account of his pay 100
£9,999
[?] Money order for 35l. to the clerks and ministers of the Receipt for one year to Lady day last on their allowance for attendance during vacation time ; viz. : 7l. to John Lowe ; 7l. to Peter Le Neve ; 5l. to Jos. Barke ; 5l. to John Taylor, clerks and ministers of the said Receipt : and 6l. to Peter White as clerk to William Wardour [Clerk of the Pells] ; 5l. to John Packer, usher. Order Book III, p. 165.
May 7. Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Mathews, Receiver of the "present" Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 3], the Review of the Poll and the Second Poll and the 2s. Aid and Additional 12d. Aid for co. Hereford, praying an allowance for his extraordinary charges therein ; and the assistance of the Exchequer against some persons that have defrauded him of the King's moneys.
Appending : certificate by Deputy Auditor Marriot that Mathews has sued out his quietus and taken up his [surety] bonds for all the said accounts.
Reference Book VI, p. 317.
May 8. Money warrant for 2,800l. to Robert, Lord Lexinton, Ambassador Extraordinary to Spain : 1,500l. thereof for equipage and 1,300l. thereof for a quarter's advance on his ordinary : to date from the day of his departure out of the presence. (Money order dated May 9 hereon.) Money Book XI, p. 50. Order Book III, p. 165.
Same for 955l. to John Methwen, Envoy Extraordinary to Portugal : 500l. thereof for equipage and 455l. for a quarter's advance of ordinary as above. (Money order dated May 9 hereon.) Money Book XI, p. 51. Order Book III, p. 166.
Same for 955l. to Edmund Poley, Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy : 500l. thereof for equipage and 455l. for ordinary as above. (Money order dated May 9 hereon.) Money Book XI, p. 51. Order Book III, p. 166.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Excise Commissioners to pay to Elias Ashmole, Comptroller General of [the Accounts of] the Duty of Excise, above his patent fee or allowance, a yearly additional salary of 100l. for executing [extending] his office upon the Country [Excise] vouchers and 400l. per an. for the salaries of his four extraordinary deputies [in the said Country Excise] : as by the privy seal of April 30 last, supra, p. 1116. Money Book XI, p. 52.
Same to same to cause a clerk at 80l. per an. to be continued under the said Ashmole in accordance with the said Commissioners' representation of 1686, Dec. 7, in which they set forth that they had found out a method of giving an account of the produce of the Excise in each quarter by drawing an extract from the respective vouchers of all the kingdom returned at the end of every round ; which [business] lay most properly to be despatched by the Comptroller of Excise and would be a full employment for a good clerk and that the Comptroller's clerks could not draw said abstract by reason of their other business : upon which representation Treasurer Rochester gave warrant for employing a clerk therein at said salary : which authority is since become voyd and is hereby renewed as being for his Majesty's service. All the payments made by said Ashmole for such a clerk up to the present time are hereby approved. Ibid.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 9,631l. 13s. 2½d. to Charles Fox and Thomas Coningsby, on any unsatisfied orders in their names as Paymasters 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. 122.
Same to same to issue 6,514l. to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the service of the Forces under his care of pay [in England] : to be issued out of the loans to be made by said Earl on the abovesaid Act. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to apply to the charge of the Victualling for the present year the 160,500l. [remaining] on the orders lately put into the hands of the Treasurer of the Navy which stand first in the register on the two-thirds of the Additional Excise. Take care to see the said orders assigned accordingly. (The like letter to the Treasurer of the Navy.) Ibid, p. 123.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 14,400l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on any unsatisfied orders in his name for payment of the Forces [in England] under his care [of pay] : to be issued out of such loans as he shall make on credit of the [Act 2 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 2, c. 4, for] duties on East India goods etc. Ibid, p. 124.
Same to William Blathwayt [as Secretary to the Forces] to procure royal warrants, to be signed by the Queen, to authorise Charles Fox and Thomas Coningsby, Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland, to pay as follows, viz. : Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 56.
l. s. d.
to the General Officers of the Danish Forces on account of their pay : to be paid to Monsieur Gaspersteine to provide their equipage 2,000 0 0
to the Commissioners of the Transports, ut supra, p. 1127 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Ingram for package and carriage of shoes for the Army 500 0 0
to ditto for shoe buckles 300 0 0
to Brigadier Leveson, appointed to attend the embarcation 500 0 0
to Mr. Jones, the balance of his expenses in sending a printing press and workmen etc. to attend the King in Ireland 54 2 4
to the Commissioners of Transports (in part of 16,000l.), ut supra, p. 1137 500 0 0
£4,854 2 4
Same to Lord Lexinton. Please send in a sealed proposal (as Mr. Harbord has done) relating to the lease of Staughton Magna ; with an estimate of the value thereof, in order to your buying Mr. Harbord's reversion or selling to him your present term therein. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to give warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag for a commission under the great seal to Capt. Samuell Reynolds, Capt. Potter, Hen. Lamb, Hen. Freeman and Samuell Reynolds, junr., to enquire of the estate of John Cooke, who was convicted of murder at the last summer Assizes at Chelmsford and executed for same. Ibid, p. 57.
William Jephson to the Earl of Nottingham to alter, in the Queen's presence, the date of payment in the patent renewing Joseph Radcliffe's office as Purveyor of the Works ; making the same payable from 1689, Lady day, instead of 1690, Lady day, as the patent should have been executed in October last, but he could not pass it under the great seal then, "having expended a great deal of money for their Majesties' service." Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 57.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to restore Mr. Gwyn, collector of Falmouth port : he having on several hearings before you acquitted himself well of the informations brought against him by Mr. Herne : and further to dismiss Mr. Butcher, the tidesurveyor, who has been guilty of ill practices in that matter. Ibid.
Same to same to permit the export to Ireland, Customs free and unopened, of goods for the Royal Regiment of Dragoons under Col. Mathews.
Appending : schedule of said goods (kettles, caps, housings, cartridge boxes, coats, drummers' "watcoats," boots, saddles, scythes etc.). (Same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to permit the duty free import of same into Ireland.)
Ibid, p. 58. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 61.
Treasury order to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Queen in Council, dated Whitehall, May 7 inst., granting leave to the ship Patience, John Compton commander, of 50 tons with five men, to go to Montserrat to fetch home the effects of Sir John Duddlestone of Bristol, merchant, owner of said ship, and as in lieu of the ship Margaret, which was pressed into the King's service. They are to give bond to go to no other place.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 305.
Treasury reference to Charles Fox of the petition of Christophilus Jenney, shewing that being Chaplain to the Train of Artillery in Ireland he had licence for absence from the General there, and has been in England three months and is desirous to return with all speed, but has not money to defray his charges here nor to carry him thither : therefore praying his pay. Reference Book VI, p. 316.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of the scite and demesnes of the late Priory of St. Peter's in Eye, co. Suffolk, and the manor of Eye with the rectory there : with a view to a reversionary lease thereof to Charles, Lord Cornwallis, for 31 years at 20l. 2s. 9½d. per an. rent and fine of 300l. for the scite and demesnes and 15l. 3s. 9d. per an. rent for the manor.
Prefixing : said Surveyor General's report on said Lord's petition for same and on a similar petition from William Sherrington for the scite and demesnes, of which he alleges himself to be tenant in possession. By patent of 1595, June 26, said scite and demesnes were granted to Edward Honyng for life, with reversion to Ursula, his wife, and Wingfeild Honyng, their son. By patent of 1598, June 29, the same (with the manor of Eye, then in lease to Charles Cutler for 31 years from 1575) were granted to said Edward Honyng at 20l. 7s. 9½d. per an. for the scite and demesnes for 40 years after the death of the longest liver and 15l. 13s. 9d. per an. for the manor for 40 years absolute the grant issuing out of the Rectory being 13l. 6s. 8d. per an., and the Honor of Rye being excepted out of this grant. Wingfeild Honyng was buried 1658, Nov. 30, as is certified by Edward Littleton, clerk of St. Buttolphs Without Aldersgate. The grant of the manor to Cutler expired in 1596 and the 40 years' term therein expired in 1636 ; of the grant of the scite and demesnes there are eight years still to run. The rent of the manor has been constantly answered by George Welsh. By the Parliament's Survey "these lands" with the scite contain 291 acres and are valued at 165l. per an. above the rent, but in 1684 my deputy, Mr. Fisher, valued it at only 80l. per an. above the rent, the houses being run to decay and the woods destroyed and the lands being in several persons' possessions who had the whole term assigned to them. I advise a fine of 300l. therefor. The manor was valued at 20l. per an. in the Parliament's Survey, but at present the quit rents do not exceed the rent of 15l. 13s. 9d. and the profits of Court are very inconsiderable. The rectory "is not in the Crown that I can find," but there is a dry rent of 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. issuing out of it which was made part of the present Queen Dowager's jointure and the reversion was sold to Sir Samuel Barnardiston in 1672, July 24. The abovesaid scite and demesnes have often been claimed by some general words to be part of the late Queen Mother's jointure, but they are not mentioned in the ratal on which the said jointure passed, and the rent has always been answered to the Crown and not to the said late Queen Mother. As to Mr. Sherrington, he is in possession of the scite and 196 acres by several mesne assignments and he has paid the rent to the Crown for 40 years.
Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, pp. 412-14.
Entry of caveat on behalf of Samuel Weal and Christopher Dodsworth that without their being heard no grant of the moneys heretofore levied on Dissenters be passed to Mr. Baker and Mr. Stefkin or any other. Notice to be given to Mr. William Hill at his Chambers at Lincoln's Inn over the Gate. Caveat Book, p. 22.
May 9. William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,400l. of Customs money to Charles Bertie, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance, for satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn by Visct. Dursley on the Commissioners of the Ordnance, payable to Gerard Putmans or order for the remainder of the 4,000 barrels of gunpowder sent from Holland to England by the Queen's order. (Same to Thomas Fox, Customs Cashier, to pay into the Exchequer forthwith 1,400l. of [the unappropriated] fourth of the Customs : [for said purpose].) (Same to the Treasurer of the Ordnance to so apply said 1,400l.) Disposition Book IX, p. 124.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to permit the Marquess of Winchester and Lord Villiers to transport to Holland 34 horses, Customs free. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 59.
Same to same to report afresh on the memorial concerning a suit of tapestry hangings belonging to the Earl of Devonshire ; on which you reported the 6th inst. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Christopher Howard, master of the Susannah and Elizabeth of London, employed by you in their Majesties' service ; petitioner praying payment of 324l. 5s. 8d. in part of what is due to him, to enable him to proceed in their Majesties' said service. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Blathwaite [as Secretary to the Forces] of the petition of John Maugridge for an allowance for furnishing several Regiments of Foot with drummers. Reference Book VI, p. 316.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise of the petition of William Brooks, late a collector of Hearthmoney, shewing that he is indebted in 260l. to the Crown, which neither he nor his sureties are able to pay ; therefore praying that his arrears may be discharged. Ibid, p. 317.
William Jephson to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Col. Beveridg concerning 300l. which he paid for the transportation of his Regiment from Hull to Scotland. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 64.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated Mar. 26 last from the Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain, to Sir Francis Lawley, Treasurer of the Jewel House, for the delivery to the Duke of Ormonde of 170 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from the Queen at the christening of his child. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 415.
William Jephson to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. My Lords are informed by Sir Benj. Bathurst that several trunks and boxes belonging to the Prince of Denmark and his servants are stopped at Waterford by the Customs officers there. There is nothing therein but what was sent out of England. You are to have them put on board some vessel bound for Bristol, Customs free and unopened. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 61.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, enclosing a copy of Auditor Bridge's abstract of the account of the Danish Forces. The King has given several directions thereon, which are written in the margin thereof. It is the King's pleasure that they should be paid according to the Duke of Wurtemberg's [muster] roll, [after] making deductions for the transport from England and Scotland into Ireland and for the provisions delivered them. Ibid, p. 62.
Money order for 150l. to Littleton Powys : being for Trinity, Michaelmas and Hilary terms, 1690, on his allowance of 200l. per an. as one of the Justices at Chester. Order Book III, p. 169.
Money order for 375l. to Sir John Trenchard for Trinity, Michaelmas and Hilary terms, 1690, as Chief Justice of Chester. Order Book III, p. 170.