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Entry Book: September 1691, 11-20

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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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September 1691, 11-20

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Sept. 11. Money warrant for 1,372l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Felton and William Chiffinch for one year to June 24 last on their several fees of 182l. per an., 30l. per month and 800l. per an. as Master of the Hawks : to be satisfied out of First Fruits and Tenths. Money Book XI, p. 143.
Same for 455l. to William, Lord Paget, for three months to the 4th inst. on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the Emperor of Germany. (Money order dated Sept. 14 hereon.) Ibid, p. 143. Order Book III, p. 210.
Same for 455l. to Charles, Visct. Dursley, for same period on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the States General. (Money order dated Sept. 14 hereon.) Money Book XI, p. 143. Order Book III, p. 209.
Same for 273l. to same for same period on his ordinary as Plenipotentiary at the Congress at the Hague. (Money order dated Sept. 14 hereon.) Money Book XI, p. 143. Order Book III, p. 209.
Same for 133l. 12s. 8d. to William Duncombe for a bill of extraordinaries, April 10 last to July 10 last, as Envoy Extraordinary to Sweden. (Money order dated Sept. 14 hereon.)
Appending : said bill as allowed Sept. 6 inst. by Secretary Visct. Sidney at the Camp at Mesle.
Money Book XI, p. 144. Order Book III, p. 207.
l. s. d.
fees at the Exchequer on 1,169l. 11s. 8d. 41 17 8
postage at Stockholm, 537 copper dollars at 24 per £ 22 7 6
postage at Hamburg, 492 [copper dollars] 20 10 0
extraordinary entertainments, 762 [copper dollars] 31 15 0
procuring and transcribing several papers, 411 [copper dollars] 17 2 6
£133 12 8
Same for 887l. 19s. 6d. to Ralph Williamson, Receiver General of the 3s. Aid [2s. Aid and Additional 12d. Aid] for cos. Yorks, Durham and Northumberland, as reward and for his charges in returning his moneys, amounting to 88,798l. 10s. 7d., being after the rate of 20s. for every 100l. (Money order dated Sept. 8 [sic, erratum for Sept. 14 or Sept. 18] hereon.) Money Book XI, p. 145. Order Book III, p. 209.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,000l. to Sir Rowland Gwyn on unsatisfied orders in his name as Treasurer of the Chamber : to be satisfied out of loans to be made by the following persons on credit of the Twelve Months' Aid and next after 2,000l. to the [King's] Gardens : viz. by Geo. Bromwich, 206l. 13s. 9d. ; by William Knight, 100l. 8s. 3d. ; by Francis Clarke, 279l. 7s. 0d. ; by Symon Chapman, 174l. 12s. 0d. ; by Stephen Gythens, 100l. ; by Ralph Young, 138l. 19s. 0d. (Same dated Oct. 7 to said Gwynn to pay same in said sums to said Bromwich, etc.) Disposition Book X, pp. 3, 26.
Henry Guy to the Earl of Montagu. My Lords have signed a warrant for 709l. 5s. 8d. to Mary Jackson for goods furnished into the Great Wardrobe. Please satisfy same out of the 3,000l. tallies directed supra, p. 1297, to be struck for your Office [the Great Wardrobe]. Disposition Book X, p. 3.
Same to Mr. Vander Esch to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Stephen Fagett and Peter Fauconnier concerning the clothing of the French Cadets. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 128.
Same to Mr. Chudleigh [Comptroller of the Accounts of the Treasurer of the Chamber] to report on the enclosed two warrants [missing] of the Lord Chamberlain for payment of several bills of Mr. Hill, Master of the Queen's Barges. Are not these bills provided for by the tallies already struck for the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office? Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to procure a royal warrant, to be signed by the Queen, to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 448l. to the Commissioners of Transports upon account of transporting recruits for the Duke of Bolton's Regiment in the Leeward Islands.
Likewise a same to similarly authorise him to pay 200l. to the Commissioners of Sick and Wounded upon account of the prisoners of war in Flanders : with a clause for remitting the deduction of 12d. per £ thereout and for allowing such poundage upon said Earl's Chelsea Hospital account.
Ibid, p. 129.
Same to the Navy Commissioners, enclosing the accounts [missing] which you desired of several of the outports collectors of their disbursements in procuring and impresting seamen under the Order in Council of 1690, July 5. Please make forth bills to the Treasurer of the Navy for payment thereof, as you lately proposed in your letter to my Lords, supra, p. 1296. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Williams. I have acquainted the Treasury Lords with the letter you sent me. They direct you to pay the [Lottery Farm] money into the Exchequer on Monday or Tuesday next without fail. Ibid.
Same to the Postmasters General. Send my Lords forthwith your opinion on the information they lately sent you against Mr. Searle, your accomptant. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Freeman Collins, praying payment of a bill of exchange drawn by the late Duke of Schonberg on your behalf for 126l. 17s. 6d. payable to Jo[h]n Reynolds, master of the Brethren's Love. Ibid, p. 130.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Albion Grey of Chester, house carpenter, praying payment of 600l. due to him for fortifications at Chester. Ibid.
Henry Guy to Mr. Blathwayte [as Secretary to the Forces] to procure a royal warrant, to be signed by the Queen, to authorise Charles Fox and Thomas Coningsby, Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay 203l. to Monsieur Jollyvet, ut supra, pp. 1299, 1300, for maintaining 325 recruit horses. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 130.
Same to same for a same to authorise same to pay 100l. to Francis Robinson, Provost Marshal General, upon account for the Irish prisoners. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : Order of the Privy Council, dated Whitehall, Sept. 10 inst. The Committee of Trade and Plantations have this day represented to this [Council] Board that they find on discoursing with the merchants concerned in the West India trade that there is an absolute necessity of permitting more ships to go to the Plantations this year than will be ready by the 15th of this month, at which time the convoys are ordered to sail from the Buoy in the Nore. It is therefore this day ordered in Council that the time of sailing for the convoys bound to Barbados, the Leeward Islands and Jamaica be prolonged until the 13th [sic for 30th] Sept. inst., and that all ships may have leave to clear out for Barbados, Leeward Islands and Jamaica until that day and no longer, giving bonds as has been directed. After the said 30th of Sept. the Customs Commissioners are to prepare an exact list of all ships, with their tunnage and number of seamen, which are gone or are going out to the Plantations since July 1 last to the said 30 Sept., and to transmit same to this Board.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 341.
Treasury letters patent appointing John Knight, gent., to be Receiver General and Cashier of Customs loco Thomas Fox, deceased, until such time as a Receiver General and Cashier thereof shall be appointed by their Majesties under the great seal : with 1,000l. per an. salary : the various collectors etc. to pay their moneys to him, specially declaring the nature thereof and upon what particular branches same was received, and he to similarly give them acquittances, specifying the particular nature of the payments ; all to the end that the said Receiver may keep distinct accounts as required by his office. Ibid, pp. 342-4.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, enclosing the petition [missing] of the Mayor etc. of Londonderry, praying an explanation of the order for Mr. Cornwall to be packer and gauger of Londonderry. Why do you oppose what they allege to be on their charter? Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 95.
Sept. 14. Treasury warrant [to the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue 421l. 10s. 3d. to Edward Russell on unsatisfied orders in his name as Treasurer of the Navy ; to be satisfied by tallies on the unappropriated Customs ; and to be applied to discharge so much disbursed by several collectors in the outports in procuring and impresting seamen for their Majesties' service. Money Book XI, p. 149.
Henry Guy to same to issue 4,500l. to William Smith, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, out of loans to be made by said Smith on credit of the Twelve Months' Aid. Disposition Book X, p. 4.
Henry Guy to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 11,333l. 6s. 8d. to Sir Joseph Herne and Sir Stephen Evance to be by them transmitted to Genoa and Leghorn for the Emperor and Duke of Bavaria to complete 66,666l. 13s. 4d. for marching their troops to assist the Duke of Savoy : the said sum to be satisfied as follows, viz. 6,000l. by assignments of orders (with interest thereon) in your hands on the Wine Duties Continuing Act next after 404,171l. [registered thereon], and the remaining 5,333l. 6s. 8d. by 1,000l. a week in [ready] money from Oct. 28 next. Disposition Book X, p. 4.
Same to the Paymaster of the Works to pay to Capt. Studholm the 220l. directed to you, supra, p. 1299, being to complete the estimate of the charge of repairing the roads from St. James's Park to Kensington through Hyde Park. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Williams. In answer to yours of this day's date, my Lords assure you that unless you pay the entire sum of 5,000l. into the Exchequer by the 21st inst., which is the utmost day of grace, they will not only re-assume the grant of the Lotteries but also prosecute you for damages. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 129.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing a memorial of Monsieur D'Allon (D'Allonne), her Majesty's Secretary, concerning some things brought from Holland for her. Send them by an officer to Whitehall, to be opened at the Queen's lodgings and examined in her Majesty's presence.
Appending : said memorial, dated this day, concerning said goods (80 chairs and a great box or chest) come from Holland in the Providence, Magnus Mason master, and in the Mary, Hubert de Bray master, now in London port.
Ibid, p. 131.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance for an account with all speed of all arms, ammunition and stores that have been sent over into Ireland for their Majesties' service ; and what part thereof is properly chargeable to the Army's account there : and likewise to forward to my Lords a duplicate of the establishment of the Train of Artillery. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports and Capt. Shales and Mr. Abbott. The Lords Justices of Ireland have signified to my Lords that in stating the accounts of the Army it will be necessary to know the charge that has been upon their Majesties in the transports of the Army and [to have a decision] whether the said Army [in Ireland] is to be charged therewith or with any part thereof. Please forthwith send my Lords a true state of this matter. Ibid.
Same to Mr. [Charles] Fox for an account what moneys you have paid to Mr. Feilding or any other for their Majesties' service in Scotland. Likewise send to Mr. Abbot for an account of what was similarly paid there by Mr. Harbord during the time he was Paymaster [of the Forces, Ireland]. Ibid.
Same to same for an account what money you have paid to Mr. Isaac Pereira for horses, waggons or other matters relating to the Army [in Ireland and] for which he is accomptable. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of the Transports for an account of what provisions or stores have been delivered by you to the said Pereyra for the use of the said Army and of any other necessaries delivered to him for their Majesties' use wherewith he is accountable. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, enclosing the petition [missing] of Mr. Henry Johnson. My Lords recommend him for such suitable employment as be is qualified for. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 132. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 91.
Treasury reference to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of Robert Griffith, shewing that 23l. is due to him for extraordinary necessary money according to bill made out by the late Victualling Commissioners : also 40l. for demurrage paid by order of Sir Richard Haddock et al., Commissioners for Victualling, on both which items he has only received 20l. : being poor he prays payment. Reference Book, VI, p. 339.
Sept. 15. Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for enstalling the First Fruits of Dr. Richard Kidder, as Bishop of Bath and Wells, viz. by three yearly instalments of 119l. 18s. 9½d., 119l. 18s. 9½d. and 239l. 17s. 6½d. from 1692, Sept. 1. King's Warrant Book XVI, pp. 16-17.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Thomas Neale, esq., of mines in Virginia as follows in consideration of good and faithful services : viz. : all minerals, mines and ores of gold and silver, lead, copper, tin, quicksilver or other mineral, mines, metals or ores appertaining to the Crown, whether already opened and discovered or not opened and discovered, within the Colony or Plantation of Virginia : with liberty to him and his agents to open, dig and take same wherever found and to make mouths, drains, levels, adits etc. and erect works for working : all for 31 years "from thence [date of this grant] next ensuing" ; he paying to the Crown one tenth clear of the gold and silver found and with covenant on his part to bring all gold and silver so found to the Mint in the Tower ; and also similarly paying a clear tenth of all lead, copper, tin, quicksilver, minerals, mines and ores whatsoever by him found and taken [to be paid] to such person as the Crown shall appoint to receive the same within the said Colony : he to covenant to keep fair accounts in writing of what shall be produced by this grant and to suffer same to be inspected from time to time by such person as the Treasury Lords shall appoint : and further to covenant to open some mine or mines therein and produce some profit to the Crown within three years of this grant. Ibid, pp. 17-18.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay Joseph Whetham his salary of 15l. per an. as a King's waiter, Bristol port. Money Book XI, p. 145.
Money warrant for 375l. to Charles Gifford for 1¼ years to 1689, Michaelmas, on his pension. Ibid, p. 146.
Same for 175l. to Nicho. Yates for 1¾ years to 1690, Sept. 29, on his same. Ibid.
Same for 180l. to John Fitch for 1½ years to same date on his fee as a workman to the Ordnance. Ibid.
Money warrant for 166l. 13s. 4d. to John, Lord Lovelace, for one year to Easter last on his several fees of 100l. and 66l. 13s. 4d. per an. as Chief Justice in Eyre, Trent South. Money Book XI, p. 147.
Same for 333l. 6s. 8d. to Dr. John Jones for 6¼ years to Lady day last on his fees of 40l. and 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. as Apothecary to the Household. Ibid.
Same for 300l. to Sir Thomas Windham for half a year to 1690, Michaelmas, on his allowance. Ibid.
Same for 625l. to Thomas Lane, esq., for 1¼ years to 1689, Michaelmas, on his pension. Ibid.
Same for 225l. to Dr. Nicholas Gibbons for 2¼ years to 1690, Michaelmas, on his pension. Ibid, p. 148.
Same for 200l. to Thomas Pullen for one year to same date on his fee or salary as Master of the Studs. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Sir Henry Goodricke, kt. and bart., for 1½ years to same date on his fee as Lieut. General of the Ordnance. Ibid.
Same for 250l. to William Levet for 1¼ years to same date on his pension. Ibid, p. 149.
Same for 152l. 17s. 6d. to the executors of Philip Musgrave, esq. ; 125l. thereof for half a year at 1688, Christmas, on his salary as one of the Clerks of the Privy Council and the remaining 27l. 7s. 6d. for 1½ years to 1689, June 24, on his fee of 12d. a day as Clerk of the Deliveries in the Office of Ordnance. Ibid.
Same for 250l. to Sir Tho. Duppa for 1¼ years to June 24 last on his salary as Gentleman Usher Black Rod. (Money order dated Sept. 23 hereon.) Ibid, p. 150. Order Book III, p. 213.
Same for 250l. to Christopher Tancred, esq., for half a year to 1690, Michaelmas, on his salary as Master of his Majesty's Harriers. Money Book XI, p. 150.
Same for 293l. 15s. 0d. to Simon Smith for 1½ years to June 24 last on his several fees of 10s. a day and 20 marks per an. as Knight Harbinger. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to allow in account 125l. to William Feast, late collector of Excise in cos. Cambridge and Huntingdon ; it appearing that one Ambrose Smyth [being engaged in returning by bills of exchange the said Feast's moneys] drew bills on Anne Roman, one for 720l. payable to Charles Duncombe [Cashier of Excise] and the other for 500l. payable to Charles Bladwin, by order of Felix Calvert, esq., but the said Smith and Roman [both] failing there was only 95l. received on those bills, but by extents [a further] 500l. has been recovered and paid into the Excise Office, thus leaving 125l. still due on the first bill [and 500l. on the second]. The 595l. thus recovered is hereby to be applied towards the discharge of the first bill and the 125l. to be allowed as above, as Feast was in no fault either in drawing or returning the money upon that bill. The said proceeds are therefore not to be applied to the second bill of 500l., which does not appear to have been regularly remitted as the King's money [? and the same is therefore still to remain as a charge against Feast]. Ibid, p. 151.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to allow in account to the collectors of Excise the sums allowed by them to the gaugers of Excise for the said gaugers' assessments to the last Poll, "as the former taxes were," they being unable to pay ; and the collectors of Excise having allowed them the same, presuming it would be allowed, and now without the present warrant they cannot pass their accounts for the year 1690. Money Book XI, p. 152.
Money warrant for 50l. 3s. 9d. each to Tho. Payne, Richard Shoreditch, John Topham, Sir Roger Harsnet for half a year to Michaelmas, 1690, and John Templer same for same to 1690-1, Feb. 11, on their fee of 3s. a day and board wages allowance of 2s. 6d. a day as Serjeants at Arms. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay as follows out of the arrears of taxes that are in or shall come into the Exchequer ; viz. : Charles Williams, 84l. 18s. 7d. ; Robert Chaplyn, 111l. ; Thomas Browne, 54l. ; John Newsham, 196l. 10s. 0d. ; John Darbie, 106l. ; John Stanier, 120l. 12s. 10d. ; Thomas Mathews, 171l. ; Benjamin Mathews, 100l. ; Charles Danvers, 40l ; Anthony Isaacson, 40l. ; Joseph Cradock, 221l. 10s. 0d. ; William Whitebread, 72l. ; Richard Burneby, 25l. ; John Phillips, 99l. 10s. 0d. ; Peter Beavis and Richard Lee, 100l. 3s. 1d. ; Mr. Williamson, 887l. 19s. 7d. ; total, 2,430l. 4s. 1d. Disposition Book X, p. 6.
Same to same to issue as follows the 1,000l. which on the 10th inst., supra, p. 1299, was appointed to be issued to me for secret service : viz. : Ibid.
l.
to the Duke of Ormonde 625
to Lady Eliz. Coot 50
to Lady Frances Shane 100
to Mris. Jane Berkley 100
to me [Guy] for secret service 125
£1,000
The payments to Coot, Shane and Berkley are to have the benefit of the order of June [July] 8 last, supra, pp. 1221-2, relating to Exchequer fees.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Privy Council, dated Whitehall, Sept. 3 inst., granting permission to the ship Port St. Mary Merchant, Geo. Fairfax commander, 150 tons, 16 guns, 24 English seamen, to be cleared forthwith in order to proceed on her voyage with the Barbados convoy or with the first convoy that shall go down the Channel : on the petition of Simon Clement on behalf of his correspondent, Robert Wilmot, merchant, of Port St. Marys in Spain : said ship being laden with a considerable parcel of "Hook" [Hoch] and bound to Port St. Marys in Spain to make provision of wines against the arrival of the convoy.
Out Letters (Customs) XII p. 344.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute John Clarke, gent., as customer of Boston port : during pleasure and as amply as John Butler, deceased, or Richard Butler or any other : with a reservation to the Crown of the fee of 31l. 6s. 8d. hitherto paid for said office. Ibid, p. 345.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Francis Godfrey as surveyor of Customs in Newcastle port loco Nicholas Denham, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 345.
Same to same to discharge the King's part of the seizure of East India silks, which Grace, Mary and Eliz. Carr imported, they being daughters of the late Consul in Holland and having small sums of money left them, laid out same in the said silks, being ignorant of the laws of this kingdom, where they are seized by one Nash as forfeit for being imported from Holland, the goods being appraised at 52l. 7s. 6d., and the officer being in compassion willing to compound by licence of the Exchequer Court, in which case the King's share will be a third, or about 17l., and the officer's part a third, and the proprietors will save the other third towards their charges. Ibid, p. 348.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor General of Works, of the petition of Grinling Gibbons, praying a warrant for payment of his salary of 100l. per an. for looking after and keeping in repair the carved works at Windsor. Reference Book VI, p. 339.
Treasury warrant to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to depute Edmd. Buckeridge as Sub-Commissioner of Prizes in the port of Plymouth and its districts loco Richard Carew, deceased. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 448.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to stay process against John Cully and Robert Peirson, junr., and to set at liberty Robert Peirson, senr., the said Peirson, senr., and Cully being sureties of Peirson, junr., as late a collector of Hearthmoney, who is indebted 102l. 15s. 10d. to the Crown, it appearing that Cully is a messenger to the Penny Post Office and Peirson, senr., an aged man and altogether unable to satisfy any of the said debt, and Peirson, junr., is now on board the fleet. Ibid, p. 449.
Royal warrant dormant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to pay 100l. per an. to Thomas Coote, who has been employed by the Revenue Commissioners. Ireland, as the counsel and has assisted them in their law business ever since the beginning of their Commission without receiving any consideration for his trouble, and they conceive it better husbandry to ascertain [fix] him the allowance of 100l. per an. formerly allowed to his predecessors than to fee him on every occasion of consulting with him : same is to be payable from Christmas last during pleasure out of the revenues of Dublin port. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 91.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, enclosing the petition of Gilbert Hutchinson. My Lords desire you to confer on him such suitable employment as he is fit for. Ibid, p. 92.
Appending : (a) Hutchinson's petition, shewing that he was a public brewer in Dublin for above 10 years, but since the Revolution had all his goods, to the value of 1,500l., seized by the Papists ; that after 18 months' imprisonment he made his escape hither and was employed as a gauger here in the London brewery [side of the Excise Office] above 18 months and has faithfully executed same and is now obliged to return to Ireland because his family is there.
(b) Testimonial from the Excise Commissioners as to his faithfulness and diligence.
Money warrant for 50l. 3s. 9d. to Edmd. Williamson for half a year to 1690, Sept. 29, as a Serjeant at Arms. Money Book XI, p. 155.
Sept. 16. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to satisfy to the following persons the sums warranted to them, being as above, pp. 1304-5, out of loans to be made by themselves or by any other person by their order or procurement upon credit of the Twelve Months' Aid : viz. : eight Serjeants at Arms, being the above five, p. 1306, together with Edmund Williamson, Thomas Charnock and Orlando FitzSymonds, 50l. 3s. 9d. each ; Mr. Fitch, 180l. ; Sir Henry Goodrick, 100l. ; Lord Lovelace, 166l. 13s. 4d. ; executors of Mr. Musgrave, 152l. 7s. 6d. ; Dr. John Jones, 333l. 6s. 8d. ; Sir Thomas Duppa, 250l. ; Mr. Smyth, 293l. 15s. 0d. ; Mr. Pullen, 200l. ; Mr. Thomas Lane, 625l. ; Dr. Gibbons, 225l. ; Mr. Levett, 250l. ; Col. Gyfford, 375l. ; Sir Thomas Windham, 300l. ; Mr. Yates, 175l. ; Mr. Tancred, 250l.
And similarly to pay 349l. 8s. 6d. to the Paymaster of the Works for Mr. Francklyn.
Disposition Book X, p. 5.
Same to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded. I have read to my Lords your memorial of the 11th inst. touching the prisoners lately brought from Ireland. You are to forthwith cause them to be removed from Soho Square to the late Jesuits' College in the Savoy, as you have proposed therein : and you are to attend my Lords on Friday afternoon next. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 132.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to report on the enclosed petition of Edward Howse, praying payment of a bill of exchange drawn by the late Duke Schonberg on the Office of Ordnance for 250l. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to destroy the tobacco stalks under seizure, imported from Holland, and to appraise at moderate rates and to destroy such as shall be hereafter imported and seized ; and to cause prosecutions of such goods to be conducted at the charge of the Crown and paid for by the Customs Cashier ; and to give such suitable recompense to the officer seizing as you think fit : all in accordance with the privy seal of Aug. 27 last prescribing such destruction, prosecution and reward, and further prescribing the levying of tallies of pro by the officers of the Exchequer gratis on the respective seizures [seizors] or prosecutors for discharging their Majesties' moiety thereof. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 347.
Treasury reference to Charles Chetwind, esq., of the petition of Cha. Nicho. Eyre to the Queen, praying a grant of the office of Constable of Harleigh [Harlech] Castle, co. Merioneth, he having other concerns near those parts. Reference Book VI, p. 340.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Col. Nich. Paige and Nich. Lawrence, praying the discharge of the ketch Salisbury, seized in New England. Reference Book VI, p. 340.
Sept. 17. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer: viz. : Disposition Book X, p. 7
l. s. d.
Out of the Double Excise and Low Wines.
to the Earl of Ranelagh upon account for subsistence [of the Forces, England] and half pay to the officers 8,500 0 0
to ditto for the wives of the Earl of Portland's Regiment 60 0 0
to ditto for the gunners in the several garrisons in further part of their arrear of subsistence 107 18 4
to ditto for Sir Joseph Herne 1,500 0 0
to ditto for the Commissioners of the Sick and Wounded for prisoners of war in Flanders 251 2 0
to ditto to pay a bill of Monsieur Schuylemberg 3,600 0 0
Out of 702l. 1s. 11¼d. remainder upon low wines ; and 574l. 10s. 4¾d of Letter [Office] money.
to Mr. Fox and Mr. Coningsby for subsistence to the Duke of Leinster's Regiment 276 12 4
to ditto for Mr. Vickers for cheese 500 0 0
to ditto for shoes, the first payment to Capt. Ingram 500 0 0
Out of the Additional Poll.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for Sir Pol[ycarpus] Wharton's powder works 750 0 0
£16,045 12 8
Same to same to issue (out of moneys of the Second Poll) 47l. 5s. 0d. to the Cofferer of the Household for the Spanish Ambassador's servants. Ibid.
Same to Sir John Osborne for an account of the persons who have pensions payable out of the Lottery farm ; and to what time they are paid. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 132.
Same to Anthony Stephens, esq., Cashier to the Treasurer of the Navy. The city of London has resolved to lend 200,000l. upon orders to that value reserved in your hands for payment of seamen's wages ; and a considerable part of the said sum is already in the Chamber [of London], which will be forthwith paid to you for the said use. The Treasury Lords desire you to go this afternoon to the Chamber of London with 50,000l. worth of the said orders with the assignments [ready endorsed] thereon and the tallies relating thereto, and to receive money upon the same from the Chamberlain [of the city of London] or the lenders. You are to adjust with the Chamberlain the times and proportions in which you are to bring to him the rest of the orders, assignments and tallies to complete the said 200,000l. and to take such care in this business daily that their Majesties' service may not suffer by any omission or neglect.
It is my Lords' pleasure that upon this loan or advance you are to receive guineas at 1l. 1s. 10d. each. Please attend my Lords to-morrow afternoon.
Ibid, p. 133.
Henry Guy to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Protestant officers of the late Regiment of Dragoons commanded by Col. Butler and of the Regiment of Foot commanded by Col. Hamilton. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 133.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Privy Council, dated Whitehall, Sept. 10 inst., for preventing the embezzlement of naval stores. Upon reading this day at the Board a memorial from the Admiralty Lords of their being informed by the Navy Commissioners that several embezzlements of naval stores have been lately discovered at Portsmouth by the Navy Commissioners on the place and that there is reason to believe the same is practised at other ports, notwithstanding the care that is taken to prevent it, it is hereby ordered that the Customs officers at the several ports, and especially at such ports as are nearest to the King's yards, be ordered to search all ships and vessels for naval commodities, and where they find any with the King's mark to seize the same and send them into the King's stores and to give an account thereof to the Navy Commissioners in order to the prosecution of the offenders ; and also that they suffer no naval stores to be exported from any of the outports where their Majesties' yards are, until some of the officers of the said yards shall have viewed them to see that they do not belong to their Majesties : and that for the encouragement of the Customs officers to be diligent herein they be allowed one third of the value of the embezzled stores discovered and seized by them.
Further, it is hereby ordered that the same care be taken for all stores of or belonging to the Ordnance.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, pp. 345-6.
Sept. 18. Henry Guy to same to permit seven couples of hounds to be shipped from London to Rotterdam, Customs free, for the use of Lord Paget, Envoy Extraordinary at Vienna. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 133.
Same to same to permit the export to Holland, Customs free, of goods as in (a) infra for the use of Col. FitzPatrick's Regiment of Foot in Flanders.
Appending : (a) schedule of said goods (cloaks, woollen hose, worsted hose, shoes etc. ; also fine "poping" cloth and other wearing apparel for the Colonel and some books).
Ibid, p. 134.
Same to Mr. Shales to deliver to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded all the sheets, beds and bedding in the custody of the matrons of tho Hospital upon Hounslow Heath. Ibid.
Henry Guy to Sir Christopher Wren. Send your answer forthwith to the petition sent to you the 4th inst., supra, p. 1293, of Sydney Wortley and Christopher Montagu, esqrs., for liberty to bring an action against you for non-payment of rent for a piece of ground in Channel Row, Westminster. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 134.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to insert on the Customs establishment 100l. per an. for William Knight as assistant to John Knight, Receiver General and Cashier of Customs : to be payable quarterly from June 24 last. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 349.
Sept. 19. Henry Guy to same, enclosing an Order in Council [missing] about the [ship] Christianus Quintus. As the Treasury Lords do not sit till Monday [when they will send you their directions herein] you are meanwhile to comply with the said Order. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 135.