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Entry Book: November 1691, 16-30

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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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November 1691, 16-30

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Nov. 16. Treasury warrant to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to direct their Receiver General to pay to Capt. Christopher Billop 50l. as follows. By their memorial of Oct. 29 last the said Commissioners represent that said Billop, commander of the King's ship Suffolk, did in April last seize a small hoy of 36 tons, called the Love, pretending to be a Dane, laden with tin plates, wire, blacking etc., which was condemned as prize chiefly by the great care and industry of the said captain, "who when the said vessel had been stopt by Sir Ralph Delawall and afterwards by several commanders in the fleet, the master upon examination pretending to be bound for London and nothing appearing to the contrary, was permitted to proceed on his intended voyage ; but Capt. Billop observing how she wrought and thereby presuming the master intended to go for France, followed him about twelve leagues in his boat against wind and tide and about 11 of the clock at night anchoring in the mouth of Gravelin Harbour, boarded the said hoy and brought her off, and in order to find sufficient proof against the said master kept his men several days on board his own ship separated from each other, by which means he returned such evidence as was satisfactory to the judge to condemn her" : and further, as the said ship was so small that she had neither decks nor guns, the reward to the captor according to their Majesties' late Declaration will amount to no more than 18l. for the tonnage after the rate of 10s. per ton ; whereas upon sale the ship produced above 800l. to the Prize Office, wherefore the said Commissioners recommend 50l. to said Billop as an encouragement over and above the said tonnage reward allowance, "being of opinion that when the captains of their Majesties' fleet shall understand how ready you [the Treasury Lords] are to gratify such as shall do their duty, it may possibly have this good effect to induce the captains for the future to bring in their prizes without embezzlement." Money Book XI, pp. 201-2.
Same to Robert Squibb, junr., Receiver of First Fruits, to pay 293l. 6s. 8d. to Robert Butler, Deputy Remembrancer of First Fruits and Tenths, being for four years' allowance on the following items which have time out of mind been yearly paid by the Remembrancer of First Fruits upon their accounts, viz. 40l. for parchment, paper and other necessaries ; 10l. to the Lord Chief Baron for his fee ; 10l. for a dinner for the several officers concerned in taking the [account of the] remains of [Tenths] bonds yearly and 13l. 6s. 8d. for fees to the two Auditors of Imprests, being 73l. 6s. 8d. per an. in all, which sum was always detained by the Remembrancer [in his hands for his own reimbursement], but [now] none of his Majesty's money comes through his hands : wherefore said Butler has prayed for reimbursement to be made him by direct payment as herein : the truth of all which is certified by John Knight, Comptroller of First Fruits, in his report on said Butler's petition and that the same is caused by Treasury instructions ordering the said Comptroller to lock up all bonds [for compositions of Tenths etc.] as they are from time to time taken, and not deliver out any without a receipt stating that the money thereon is paid into the Receiver's hands ; so that thereby the Deputy Remembrancer can no longer recoup himself by detaining moneys as heretofore : and therefore the Comptroller advises that same be paid in future by the Receiver of First Fruits : and further hath certified that there are four years' accompts of the said revenue in his [the Comptroller's] hands.
My Lords, agreeing to the proposed direct payment of the said yearly sum or allowance as herein, order same for the said four years and also for the future yearly.
Followed by : a late Treasury warrant, dated 1713-4, Jan. 16, for the execution of this warrant.
Ibid, p. 203.
Money warrant for 1,910l. to William Harbord, 1,000l. thereof for equipment and 910l. for a quarter in advance on his ordinary as Ambassador to the Grand Seignior. (Money order dated Nov. 20 hereon.) Money Book XI, p. 204. Order Book III, p. 228.
Treasury warrant dormant to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay Robert Townson the annuity or yearly fee of 466l. 13s. 4d. as Collector Inwards of the Subsidies of Tonnage and Poundage, London port. Money Book XI, p. 204.
Same to same to pay Simon Smith, to whom Charles II 1660, Sept. 14, granted the office of Otterhunter for life, the fee of 3½d. a day for the keeping of six hounds and 1½d. a day for a boy under him and 9d. a day for the keeping 12 dogs more ; being payable out of the Customs of Southampton port. Ibid, p. 205.
Henry Guy to the Auditors of Imprests "concerning the Victuallers' memorial." On Oct. 30 last I sent you a breviat of the Victualling in 1690 and 1691, ut supra, p. 1362. You are to report thereon forthwith. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 165.
Treasury warrant to Mr. Knight, the Customs Cashier, to forthwith demand and receive from the commanders of the ships and vessels as follows the impost and port duties as follow, amounting [in all] to 1,730l. 19s. 0d., with which they stand charged ; and to pay over to Charles, now Lord Baltimore, one moiety of the impost and the whole of the port duties and to detain the remainder in your hands till further order from the Treasury Lords : and further to give certificates to the commanders who shall so clear their accounts that their bonds given in Maryland may be there discharged : all by reason that by an Act of Assembly passed in Virginia in 1671 there was granted to Ceecil, Lord Baltimore, for his natural life an imposition of 2s. per hogshead of tobacco exported from that Province (one half thereof to be employed for maintaining a constant magazine with arms and ammunition for the defence of the Province and for defraying other public necessary charges of the government) and by another Act passed in 1674 the said 2s. impost was continued to Charles Calvert, esq. (now Lord Baltimore) for his natural life and on same terms ; and by an Order in Council dated Feb. 26 last the moiety for the maintaining a constant magazine is to be paid into the Treasury and to be disposed of as his Majesty shall direct ; and further it appears by John Cood's account of shipping from 1689, Aug. 1, to 1690, Aug. 12, that the moiety of said impost for said year comes to 1,110l. 10s. 0d., of which the sum of 718l. 5s. 11d. has been paid in bills of exchange to said Coode and Kenelm Chizeldine, Agents from the Convention in Maryland, and two other bills payable to the Receiver General for 49l. 6s. 0d., so that there remains to make up that moiety for the government the sum of 342l. 18s. 1d. ; and further by the said Order in Council the other moiety of that impost and the [whole of the] port duties of those ships and vessels specified as follows were to be answered to the said Lord Baltimore.
Appending : note only of said ships.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, pp. 362-3.
l. s. d.
27 ships [unnamed], 4,230 tons, at 14d. per ton [for port duties] 246 15 0
14,848 hogsheads, at 2s. per hogshead 1,484 4 0
£1,730 19 0
Treasury reference to William Blathwaite of the memorial of Edward Randolph, shewing that there are great quantities of large fir timber growing in the several Colonies and Provinces in New England "besides that of the Province of Maine" which deserve to be secured from waste ; that for some years last past he was Surveyor of the Woods in the Province of Maine and is now appointed Surveyor General of Customs in North America and has [thereby] an opportunity to make particular surveys of all the woods growing upon that Continent ; which [function] he is willing to undertake upon reasonable encouragement. Reference Book VI, p. 350. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 338-9.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Revenues for a particular of the agistment, herbage, pasturage and pannage of hogs, turbary, fern, crops and bark [of trees] etc. within the Forest of Mara and Mondren, alias Delamere, co. Chester, and of certain enclosed lands called the Old Pale Lodge or the New Pale Walk and the New Pale within the said forest, except such grounds belonging to the Old Pale and other lodges as have been formerly ploughed and improved by the keepers there : all with a view to a grant thereof to Thomas, Earl Rivers, for 31½ years from Jan. 11 next concurrent with the term now in being granted to Charles Osborne and John Knight in trust for the Marquess of Carmarthen during the life of the Queen Dowager : all at the present rent of 39l. 13s. 0d. per an. : the consideration of the present lease to be a fine of 200l.
Prefixing : report by William Harbord, said Surveyor General, on said Earl's petition for this lease. The premises were granted to this petitioner 1661, Oct. 9, for 17 years from 1674-5, Jan. 11, in reversion of a former grant at the old rent of 13l. 0s. 5d. and increased rent of 26l. 12s. 7d., the whole rent of 39l. 13s. 0d. being computed a full moiety of the improved value of the premises, the same having been surveyed in 1648 at 79l. 7s. 0d. per an. "and alleged to be not worth so much now." Of the above granted term one year remains to Jan. 11 next, but the premises were granted 1678-9, Mar. 24, inter alia to Osborne and Knight as above for 99 years terminable on the life of the then Queen, now Queen Dowager (and together with the said rent of 39l. 13s. 0d.), at a rent of 78s. 4¼d., "which grant was made, as I am informed, to supply the defect of several fee farm rents granted to the Earl of Danby, now Marquess of Carmarthen ; which [premises] were included in the said Queen's jointure and in regard her Majesty might happen to outlive the terms for which these rents were reserved, the manors, lands and things themselves were passed to the said Mr. Osborn and Mr. Knight the better to secure the rents" [the actual substantive grant to the said Earl of Danby being only the said rental of 39l. 13s. 0d.]. If the petitioner be advised that a concurrent lease as above will not be valid (being for a less number of years than the grant to Osborn and Knight) then the lease may be made to commence from the death of the Queen Dowager and the determination of the lease in being to petitioner "as was lately done in the case of the Lady Ash for renewing her lease of Richmond Ferry."
Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, pp. 461-2.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to take a new lease of the Excise Office from Sir Eliab Harvey at 350l. per an. rent for 21 years from Lady day next and to dispose of the rooms in the said house as they find most proper for their service : they having reported that in view of the expiry of the present lease they have seen several other houses, but as the Excise Office has been kept for many years past at the said Harvey's house in Broad Street and standeth well for business in the heart of the city, and Harvey is willing to reduce the rent to 350l. and the expense of removal would be great, they advise a renewal of the lease of it as the most proper and convenient house for the service. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 462.
Nov. 17. Henry Guy to Mr. Harnage. My Lords have received from Mr. Crachrode a state of his case relating to the clothing of the Regiment late under Sir Edward Deering, bart., deceased, "whereof you was agent." It appears therefrom that 1,016l. 12s. 6d. remains due to Cracherode to complete his contract [consideration] for the said clothing, although you have received the clearings, offreckonings and arrears of the said Regiment to January last. You are to forthwith clear Mr. Crachrode's accompts of the said clothing by assigning so much as remains due to him, [to be paid] on the orders that were put into your hands by Mr. Fox, Paymaster of the Forces in Ireland, as for the service of that Regiment. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 166.
Nov. 18. Royal sign manual for 200l. to Mris. Mary Kirk (Kirke), widow, as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Nov. 23 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 25 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVI, p. 87. Money Book XI, p. 207. Order Book III, p. 225.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer : viz. : Disposition Book X, pp. 30-1.
l. s. d.
Out of 14,476l. 9s. 2¼d. of the Double Excise ; 8d. of loans on the Twelve Months'Aid ; 117l. 0s. 8d. of the Fourth of the Customs ; 1,200l. of the Letter [Office] money, making in all 15,793l. 10s. 6¼d.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the growing week's subsistence [of the Forces, England] and half pay [to the officers] 8,755 9 10
to ditto for Monsieur Schulenburg in further part of his bill of 4,700l. for the recruits of the Wolfenbuttel Troops 1,000 0 0
to ditto for the wives of several 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 107 18 4
to ditto for the Commissioners of the Transports 500 0 0
to ditto for Sir Joseph Herne 1,000 0 0
to ditto for the Duke of Bolton's Regiment ; to be paid to the Victualling Commissioners 501 16 6
to the Earl of Portland for the Privy Purse 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Fox and Mr. Coningsby for the Duke of Leinster's pay to Sept. 30 as General of the Horse 552 0 0
to ditto for a week's subsistence to the said Duke's Regiment 276 12 4
to ditto for the discount of tallies 322 11 0
to ditto for Monsieur Vanderesch in part of 768l. for clothing of Count Nassau's Regiment 384 0 0
to ditto upon account of swords, belts, bandoliers etc. furnished to Col. [Lord] Cutts's Regiment 127 14 0
to ditto upon account of the arrears due to the minister of the Dutch Foot Guards 163 19 6
to Mris. Mary Kirke 200 0 0
to Mr. Wolseley 200 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 265 0 0
Out of the Bishops' temporalities.
to the Bishop of Hereford 294 11
£15,711 12
Henry Guy to Monsieur Hopp, enclosing copy [missing] of a report from the Customs Commissioners and copy [missing] of a same from Mr. Robertson, a tidesurveyor, in answer to your memorial to the Treasury Lords, supra, p. 1370. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 166.
Nov. 19. Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] of Mr. Bridgeman concerning a complaint made to the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports against Mr. Waring, collector of Deal port, of his forcibly taking several wreck goods out of the possession of the Serjeant of the Admiralty of the Cinque Ports or his deputy. Ibid.
Report to the Treasury Lords [from William Blathwaite, as Auditor of the Plantations] on the petition of Thomas Lawrence, Secretary of Maryland, ut supra, p. 1375. I do not know of any precedent for an allowance from their Majesties for stationery wares to any of the Secretaries of the Plantations, their offices being profitable to them by their fees and perquisities, and of no charge to the Crown. But inasmuch as the Government of Maryland is now for the first time taken into their Majesties' hands and the office of the Secretary of that Province [is] wanting of all the necessaries mentioned in the petition, and that the petitioner will be at considerable expense in transporting himself and family thither, 100l. or any lesser sum may be allowed him as royal bounty if your Lordships think fit, to enable him to settle his office in Maryland, which is fallen into disorder by reason of the late commotions there. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 338.
Nov. 20. Treasury warrant dormant to William Roberts, Receiver General of the Honor and Castle of Windsor, to pay Sir Thomas Duppa 50l. per an. by half yearly payments, till further order, and the arrears thereon, if any, on their undertaking as follows : the said Duppa, as Keeper of the House Park at Windsor, and John Topham, his then deputy, having proposed in 1684 to do all necessary repairs in and about the said park, furnish new posts, rails, pales and nails, keep in repair the 22 gates with locks and keys, cleanse the pond and ditches and maintain the three bridges, cut the molehills, thistles and nettles, weed the park, repair the colt house and racks for the deer and do all other necessaries wanting there in consideration of said 50l. per an. : on which proposal Sir Christopher Wren reported 1684, July 24, and a warrant was accordingly given thereon Aug. 26, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VII, p. 1313 : and the Treasury Lords think it reasonable to continue the like payment.
In the margin : a later Treasury warrant, dated 1695-6, Mar. 20, for payment of the moneys due hereon to the time of the late decease of said Duppa.
Money Book XI, pp. 204-5.
Henry Guy to the Postmasters General to pay to the Duchess of Cleveland 100l. per week from Saturday last on her annuity of 4,700l. per an. Disposition Book X, p.31.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt. By the Treasury warrant of 1690, July 25, supra, p. 753, you were to levy tallies on the Excise or on the Letter Office for loans to be made on credit of the Hereditary Excise and the unappropriated fourth of the Temporary Excise or else on credit of the Post Office revenue until further directions from my Lords therein. My Lords now desire that no further obedience be yielded to that the said warrant and you are to signify same to the Tellers and other officers to the end no more loans may be received on credit of those funds without my Lords' particular directions therein. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 500l. to Aaron Smith for Crown Law costs ; out of any disposable unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Tailer. Please speak with me at my house in St. James's Street to-morrow, by order of my Lords. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 167.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Nov. 19 inst., granting leave to the ship Susanna, Richard Laycock master, to be inserted in the list of ships licensed to go to Virginia and Maryland. as in place of the ship Robert and Mary.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 363.
Same to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : the like Order in Council for directions to the Customs Commissioners to hinder as much as in them lies any English seamen from going on board foreign ships and for the Admiralty Lords to use the best means for preventing same ; the King having received information that several English seamen are and have been hired to sail in foreign ships, designing thereby to avoid their Majesties' service on board the ships of war.
Ibid.
Same to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, Nov. 12 inst., made upon reading a report from the Customs Commissioners of the 6th inst., settling the number of ships and men for this year's trade to Italy. It is hereby ordered that the following ships, viz.
James the Second, 400 tons, 80 men, Jacob Saunders, commander ;
Jacob, 300 tons, 60 men, John Smith commander ;
Ruby, 250 tons, 40 men, Alex. Kenten commander ;
Venetian, 250 tons, 40 men, John Flower commander ;
Princess, 300 tons, 75 men, William Hill commander ;
Veler Merchant, 200 tons, 37 men, Christopher Kebell commander ;
Neptune, 200 tons, 25 men, Thomas Daniell, commander ;
James, 400 tons, 75 men, John Mathew commander ;
Hopewell Merchant, 250 tons, 36 men, Mathew Hatton commander ;
William, 200 tons, 40 men, Thomas Philips commander ;
Britannia, 240 tons, 40 men, John Warren commander ;
Zant frigate, 180 tons, 30 men, John Albertson commander ;
Italian Merchant, 300 tons, 40 men, George Phiney commander ;
Don Carlos, 160 tons, 28 men, Thomas Thompson commander ;
Hopewell, 200 tons, 30 men, — Humpherys commander ;
be permitted to proceed on their respective voyages to Italy, notwithstanding the embargo, with protections for the number of men as above, provided they sail with or before the Turkey fleet and on first giving bond to go to some port of Italy and [not] otherwise "as is directed by order of this Board of the 27th of August last," supra, p. 1286.
Ibid, pp. 363-4.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Nicho. Lawrence et al., concerned in the ketch Salisbury, in which they appeal from a judgment given in the Court of Assistants in Boston in New England ; said petition being referred [to the Treasury] from the Committee for Trade and Plantations. Reference Book VI, p. 350.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Ozee Belin for restitution of some goods seized for irregular entry. Reference Book VI, p. 351.
Same to the Attorney General and Mr. Tailer of the petition from the inhabitants of Yorkshire to the King ; petitioners shewing that one Francis Calvert of Boroughbridge, under pretence of a lease from the Crown, exacts tolls at Boroughbridge, Ferrybridge, Castleford Bridge and other fords and passes in the said county, "which seems to have been at first for the repair of those bridges, which is now done at the charge of the county" ; therefore praying that they may bring a Bill in Parliament to ease the county from the said tolls. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Cha. Williams et al., praying abatement of 80l. ; they being sureties of Robert Malthus, a collector of Excise, who went away indebted 180l. to the King ; petitioners being willing to pay 100l. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Ralp[h] Williamson, Receiver General [of divers assessments] for cos. York, Durham, Northumberland and Berwick on Tweed ; petitioner praying an allowance of 20s. per cent. for conveyance and returns of moneys on the two Polls and the 12d. Assessment ; being the same rate which he had allowed him for the 3s. Aid [2s. Aid and Additional 12d. Aid]. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Richard Cox, Arthur Bradshaw, Thomas Amey, Samuell Turner, Charles Bumstead, Samuell Hardwick, Cha. Danvers, Geo. Blackburn and Richard Gibbs, shewing that they were for many years employed by the Hearthmoney Commissioners as General Receivers, at a salary of 200l. per an. [each] ; that they could not make up their accounts till after 1690, Midsummer, but the Commissioners for [Excise and for] the Arrears of Hearthmoney refuse to allow them salary after 1690, Lady day : therefore praying their salary to 1690, Midsummer. Ibid, p. 352.
Report to the Treasury Lords from William Blathwayt on the petition of Mr. Randolph, supra, p. 1378. concerning the survey of timber in New England. There are great quantities of timber and masts for shipping near the sea, not only in the Province of Maine and New Hampshire (for the survey whereof a commission has been granted to Mr. Brenton), but also in Virginia, Maryland and New York and the more northerly part of New England and Nova Scotia, which, if brought under the particular care and inspection of a fit person, may be very useful to the Navy. The said Edward Randolph is well acquainted with the Plantations and by the office lately granted him of Surveyor General of the Customs on the Continent of America (which will oblige him to visit the ports and creeks in all those parts) he may have an opportunity of surveying the woods upon that coast and, by an authority and some allowance from his Majesty, he may preserve in a great measure those woods from being destroyed, and improve them, to the great benefit of the Crown ; according to such directions as he shall from time to time receive from the Treasury Lords or the Admiralty Lords.
Prefixing : (1) copy of said petition, undated : (2) order of reference, dated Nov. 16, thereof to said Blathwayt, ut supra.
Out Letters (Plantations General I, p. 338.
Henry Guy to the Excise Commissioners to write to the Excise officers at Chester, Bideford, Bristol, Whitehaven and parts adjacent to pay such money as shall be in their hands on account of their respective Excise receipts to the Agents of Charles Fox, esq., towards subsisting the Forces that are to land from Ireland. The Agents are to draw bills on said Fox for such moneys and my Lords will enable him to meet same. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 167.
Same to Serjt. Ryley. The persons nominated by the Duke of Bolton to be Commissioners to enquire of purprestures and encroachments in New Forest are as follows : viz. Sir Charles Wyndham, Tho. Hoby, James Dewey, James Burrard, Henry Dawley, Richard Cobbe, Mathew Bennett and Charles Cole, esqrs. You are to report your opinion on them. Ibid.
Nov. 23. Treasury warrant dormant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay John Wilmer the salary of 62l. 6s. 8d. per an. as Customer of Strangers' Customs, London port. Money Book XI, p. 205.
Money warrant for 752l. to the Commissioners for the Privy Seal, for 188 days to Sept. 29 last on their diet allowance of 4l. a day ; being 532l. to William Cheyne and Sir John Knatchbull and 220l. to the executors of Sir William Pultney, kt. ; the said Pultney's proportion being for 165 days from March 25 last to Sept. 6 last, the day of his death. (Money order dated Nov. 30 hereon.) Ibid, p. 206. Order Book III, p. 230.
Treasury warrant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay to the said Cheyne, Knatchbull and executors of Pultney 97l., viz. 72l. 6s. 8d. thereof to Cheyne and Knatchbull for last Sept. 29 quarter on the 20s. a day allowance and 24l. 13s. 4d. for June 24 to Sept. 6 to Pultney : with a dormant clause for said allowance to said Cheyne and Knatchbull for the future. (Henry Guy to Mr. Knight to so pay said 24l. 13s. 4d. to the executors of said Pultney.) Money Book XI, p. 207. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 167.
Same for 500l. to Aaron Smith, esq. [Treasury Solicitor]: upon account : for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated Nov. 25 hereon.) Money Book XI, p. 206 Order Book III, p. 226.
Money warrant for 112l. 10s. 0d. to Henry Harris, gent., for 2¼ years to Michaelmas last on his fee or salary of 50l. per an. as Chief Graver of their Majesties' Seals. Money Book XI, p. 208.
Same for 59l. 6s. 3d. to same for 6½ years to June 24 last on his fee or salary of 6d. a day as Yeoman of the Revels. Ibid.
Same for 200l. to John Shales, esq., for one year to Michaelmas last on his salary as one of the [Exchequer Court] Auditors of the [Crown] Revenue : to be satisfied by tallies on John Evelyn, esq., Receiver of Crown Revenues for cos. Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to remit [by a noli prosequi] the King's share of a seizure of a parcel of 122 dozen of coarse Jersea [Jersey] stockings ignorantly entered as woollen hose, being imported by Lewis Sowlade, a French Protestant, fled from the prosecutions of the French King for refuge into this kingdom, where he hath employed the small remains of his fortune in trade for the support of himself and his family, he having never dealt before in that sort of goods, and same having been seized because the Custom thereon was 40s. more than petitioner paid : the total parcel being appraised at 156l. 3s. 0d., and the officer having compounded at a third thereof by licence of the Exchequer Court. Out Letters (Customs) XII, pp. 364-5.
Treasury order to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order in Council, dated Nov. 19 inst., granting leave to the ship Samson, John Bromwell commander, to go to the East Indies in place of the ship Chandois, John Bonnell commander.
Ibid, p. 365.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of a memorial [missing] relating to the Royal Mines. Reference Book VI, p. 352.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of Edward Randolph's memorial together with Mr. Blathwayt's report thereon, ut supra, pp. 1378, 1383-4. The Commissioners are to report if it doth not interfere with what is granted to Mr. Brenton. Ibid, p. 350.
Nov. 24. Treasury warrant dormant to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay Col. William Parsons the salary of 52l. per an. as a King's waiter, London port. Money Book XI, p. 209.
Henry Guy to Mr. [Charles] Fox to pay to Joshua Pilot, supernumerary Captain in Col. Mitchelburne's Regiment, 40l. 5s. 1d. upon account of his arrears. My Lords will take care to order money to repay you upon your inserting the same in your weekly memorial [of your cash requirements as] presented [weekly] to his Majesty. Disposition Book X, p. 32.
Same to the Attorney General, enclosing the Customs Commissioners' report [missing] on the petition of Edward Folkingham and Andrew Lopez concerning some elephants' teeth seized as not of the growth of Portugal. You are to enter a noli prosequi to the information therein. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 168.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren, enclosing the petition [missing] of the Provost and Corporation of Moneyers concerning their house called the Moneyers' Hall in the Mint. You are to view the same and to do in this matter "as is desired, if you find it convenient." Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt [as a Clerk of the Privy Council] to lay before the King in Council the Customs Commissioners' report, enclosed [missing], upon the Order of Council, which directed an enquiry to be made touching several masters of coal ships from Newcastle who have entered into a combination for enhancing the price of coals. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed extract from two letters of Col. Nicholson Lieut. Governor of Virginia, transmitted to the Treasury Lords from the Committee for Trade and Plantations ; the said extracts relating to a bond given by Geo. Jeffrys of 1,000l. to unlade in England, he having landed his loading at Piscataqua. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 168.
Same to Visct. Sidney [as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports], enclosing the Customs Commissioners' report [missing] on Mr. Bridgman's letter relating to the complaint made to your Lordship against Mr. Waring, the collector of Deal port, for forcibly taking several wreck goods out of the possession of the Admiralty of the Cinque Ports. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed memorial of Benj. Overton, Warden of the Mint, touching some clippings etc. in the hands of Rob. Battison and John Bridgman, constables ; which are claimed by Mr. Cary, bailiff of Westminster. Ibid, p. 169.
Same to the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex to forthwith pay into the Exchequer the moneys levied of the arrears of the First Poll, "and that you strike the tally for the same under that denomination and not super compotum." Ibid.
Same to the Prizes Commissioners. Bring in your accounts of all moneys received and paid on account of goods and ships taken as prize. Ibid.
Same to Mr. [Charles] Fox to report on the enclosed petition of George Carpenter, major to Brigadier Villiers' Regiment of Horse, praying payment of 100l. on account of his arrears. Ibid.
Treasury letters patent constituting Col. William Parsons (one of the surveyors of the landwaiters, London port) to be a King's waiter ibid. loco Thomas Edlyn, gent. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 366.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to depute said Thomas Edlyn as one of the surveyors of the landwaiters ibid. loco said Col. Parsons : the Customs Commissioners having agreed to this exchange of places.
Tho. Hope as a tidesman in fee ibid. loco Ralph Janyan, deceased.
Edward Otby as a tidesman, Hull port, loco Hugh Hunter, lately deceased.
Ibid, p. 367.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of James Hamilton, concerning the lighthouses in the kingdom of Ireland. We have considered a report made thereon by Richard Levinge, esq., Solicitor General in Ireland, to whom said petition was referred, and also a letter from the Lords Justices thereon, to whom the petition was referred April 30 last. We have nothing to object to the said Lords Justices' report thereon.
Appending : said report from Sir Charles Porter and Tho. Coningsby, two of said Lords Justices, dated Dublin Castle, Aug. 4 last. Petitioner prays to be restored to the said lighthouses and to be paid 500l. per an., formerly granted for keeping the same. We referred the matter to the Solicitor General, Ireland, and enclose his report and opinion [both missing] thereon. We agree therewith as to petitioner's right to the lighthouses and that it is reasonable he be restored to the same with the yearly allowance granted for keeping thereof. We think the 500l. should not be paid for the time past, in regard the lighthouses have been for the last year, and are at present maintained at their Majesties' charge by orders issued "here" [in Dublin] to prevent the inconvenience that might happen by the want thereof.
Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 465.
Nov. 25. Warrant dormant under the royal sign manual to the Treasury Lords to issue their warrant from time to time to the Receiver General of the Honor and Castle of Windsor to pay 100l. per an. to Grimling Gibbons, "whom we have employed to look after, cleanse and repair several pieces of carved work within our Castle of Windsor" : to be payable half yearly from Michaelmas last during pleasure. (Treasury dormant warrant, dated Dec. 1, hereon accordingly to William Roberts, Receiver of the said revenues.
Together with : a marginal note of a later confirmation, dated 1695, April 12, thereon.)
King's Warrant Book XVI, p. 88. Money Book XI, pp. 213-4.
Royal sign manual for 200l. to Robert Wolseley, esq., as royal bounty : without account. (Money warrant dated Dec. 7 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 8 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVI, p. 88. Money Book XI, p. 217. Order Book III, p. 231.
Same for 294l. 11s. 3¾d. to Gilbert, Bishop of Bristol, now Bishop of Hereford, as royal bounty : without account. (Money warrant dated Nov. 30 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 3 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVI, p. 89. Money Book XI, p. 213. Order Book III, p. 230.
Same for 400l. to Edward, Bishop of Gloucester, as royal bounty : without account : to be payable out of sede vacante receipts of the temporalities of said bishopric or any other bishopric lately void by deprivation. (Money warrant dated Dec. 1 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 2 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVI, p. 89. Money Book XI, p. 212. Order Book III, p. 231.
Treasury reference to the Solicitor General of the petition of Richard Reed, shewing that he is heir at law to Richard Reed, a Papist, deceased, who in 1662 made a lease of his house and lands to the yearly value of 30l. to Ann Brent, a Papist, for 21 years, upon expiration whereof petitioner was kept out of possession on pretence of a deed in trust to several persons for the monastery of Cambrai, and the more to obstruct petitioner in his title the same [premises] was seized for the Crown in the first year of King James II, under an inquisition taken out by Mr. Brent : therefore petitioner prays a grant from the Crown for corroborating his title, so that he may try the validity of the pretended deed. Reference Book VI, p. 352.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Keightley, esq., concerning some rents granted to him in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 101.
Nov. 26. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz. : Disposition Book X, p. 32.
l. s. d.
Out of 11,043l. 5s. 2½d. of the Double Excise ; 1,052l. 1s. 4d. of the Letter [Office] money ; 1,600l. of the produce of the farthings ; 55l. 10s. 0d. of Hearthmoney [arrears] ; 1,099l. 12s. 8d. of Low Wines : making in all 14,850l. 9s. 2½d.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the growing week's subsistence [of the Forces, England] and half pay [to the officers] 8,755 9 10
to ditto in further part of a bill of Monsieur Schulenburg's for 4,700l. for the recruits of the Wolfenbuttel Troops 1,000 0 0
to ditto for the wives of several 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 107 18 4
to ditto for the Commissioners of the Transports upon account of transporting the Regiments of Horse and Dragoons 500 0 0
to ditto for Sir Joseph Herne 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Fox and Mr. Coningsby for a week's subsistence to the Duke of Leinster's Regiment of Horse 276 12 4
to ditto for Monsieur Vanderesch in part for the clothing of Count Nassau's Regiment 384 0 0
to ditto for the wives, sick and impotent soldiers of the Regiments of [Lord] Cutts, Lloyd, Nassau, Brandenburg and Groben for their subsistence 123 1 10
to ditto for the Commissioners of the Sick and Wounded upon account of the Irish prisoners in the Savoy 100 0 0
to the Earl of Portland for the Privy Purse 1,000 0 0
to — [Mr. Fox and Mr. Coningsby] for Col. Tetoe, see infra, p. 1397 1,508 0 0
£14,815 2 4
Same to [Cursitor] Baron [Geo.] Bradbury. My Lords are informed that there are several papers in your custody which do in no manner concern Mr. Jephson as executor to William Jephson, esq. [late Secretary to the Treasury], but do more immediately relate to the public, or to such private persons who have had or still have business depending before the Treasury Lords. They desire you to transmit all such papers to me as, upon perusal. you shall find do particularly relate to this [the Treasury] Office. Please deliver them to Mr. Glanvill, one of my clerks. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 169.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Doyly, praying an allowance of 636l. 6s. 6½d. for his charges in bringing up by several journeys the moneys of several Aids [of which he was Receiver] in co. Southants, Isle of Wight, cos. Oxford, Cambridge and Isle of Ely. Reference Book VI, p. 352.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of George Baker for a place as landcarriageman or searcher in any port. Reference Book VI, p. 352.
Nov. 27. Treasury warrant dormant to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay the salary of Charles Tyrrell [as a King's waiter, London port]. Money Book XI, p. 209.
Money warrant for 5,876l. 7s. 6d. to Henry D'Nassau, Seigneur D'Auverquere, Master of the Horse to the King ; without account : for the use of the Stables : to be paid by way of advance for the year ending 1691-2, Jan. 1. (Money order dated Nov. 30 hereon : with a subscription, ut infra, p. 1393, under date 1691, Dec. 1.) Ibid, p. 209. Order Book III, p. 229.
Same for 40l. to Walter Wallinger and Thomas Cole, Secondaries in the Office of Clerk of the Pipe, for two years to Michaelmas last on their ancient fees of 10l. per an. each. Money Book XI, p. 210.
Same for 82l. to the two Secondaries and the other sworn clerks in the Office of King's Remembrancer ; 36l. thereof for 4½ years to Lady day last on their respective fees of 4l. each and the remaining 46l. for six years to same date upon a fee of 15l. 6s. 8d., payable every second year to the clerks in the said Office for transcribing amerciaments forfeited in that Office. Ibid.
Same for 25l. to Walter Laycock, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent North, for half a year to Michaelmas last on his fee of 50l. per an. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay 80l. 12s. 4d. to the officers of the Pipe Office for one year to June 24 last on their several fees payable out of the Customs as follows, viz. 63l. 2s. 0d. to Robert Russell, Clerk of the Pipe, and to the Secondary and sworn clerks ; 5l. 15s. 0d. to the Comptroller of the Pipe ; 11l. 15s. 4d. to John Ady and John Ballow, Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer Court. Ibid, p. 211.
Same dormant to same to pay Sir Cornwall Bradshaw, kt., the salary of 31l. 13s. 4d. per an. as Comptroller of Customs in Bristol port.
48l. per an. to same as collector of Poole port.
Ibid.
Money warrant for 40l. to John Pottinger for one year to Michaelmas last on his fee as Comptroller of the Pipe. Ibid, p. 212.
Henry Guy to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 20l. to the four Commissaries of the Musters who are to go to the seaports to expect the landing of the Forces there from Ireland. Insert this item in your next [weekly] memorial [of cash demands from the Treasury], and my Lords will take care to repay you the same. Upon payment thereof you are to direct the said Commissaries to forthwith repair to the said seaports. Disposition Book X, p. 33.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to nominate two persons to be commissioned to enquire into the misdemeanours committed at Jersey. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 169.
Same to Mr. Tailer. On Aug. 7 last you reported on the petition of Mr. Neale for a further lease of a piece of ground called Marsh Lands in St. Giles in the Fields. On Sept. 27, 1690, Mr. Harbord reported on John Smith's petition for a lease of Dogghouse field etc. You are to certify my Lords whether anything in Mr. Neale's petition interferes with the said report on Smith's petition. Ibid.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners. Send my Lords your answer to the enclosed report [missing] from the Auditors of Imprests upon your breviate of the Victualling for the years 1690 and 1691. Ibid, p. 170.
Same to Mr. Hall [First Secondary in the King's Remembrancer's Office]. Lord Griffin has complained that his accounts are delayed for want of the Imprest Rolls. Mr. Wardour has acquainted my Lords that Griffin could have had them long since if he had sent his servant to pay the fees. "My Lords therefore direct you to take out the same, that his Lordship's accounts may be expedited". Ibid.
Same to Mr. John Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay to Sir Thomas Lawrence, Secretary of Maryland, 80l. for furnishing of stationery wares etc. for his Office. "My Lords will take care that same shall be repaid you out of the revenue of Maryland." Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Geo. Mangie. Inform my Lords whether Capt. Adam Bolton, deceased, mentioned therein, was a pensioner paid by you. Ibid, p. 171.
Treasury warrant to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to the information in the Exchequer in the case of the yacht Mary, belonging to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes, which was lately seized by Mr. Peregrine Bertie, an officer of the Customs, for importing French wine contrary to Act of Parliament. Bertie is first to be satisfied his moiety of the said seizure. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 367.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to depute John Steede, brother to Col. Steede. ut supra, pp. 1359, 1370, as Receiver of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty in the island of Barbados : at the established allowance of salary : loco Samuel Smart, deceased. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Farmer et al., officers and gaugers of Excise, showing that all officers, surveyors and gaugers of Excise in London [sic] of 100l. per an. salary and under were allowed their assessments to the 3s. Aid [2s. Aid and Additional 12d. Aid], "and by your Lordships' warrant dated 15 Sept., 1691. your petitioners and the rest of the inferior officers of the Excise are excluded from being allowed the tax assessed on them". therefore praying a supplementary warrant "whereby they shall be relieved and allowed the said tax as the country officers are." reference Book VI, p. 350.
Treasury reference to William Tailer, Deputy Surveyor General [of Crown Lands], of the petition of Richard Strode to the King, petitioner shewing that his father, being possessed of some lands near the citadel at Plymouth, erected some buildings and designed to erect others, but Charles II, finding it necessary for naval stores, ordered him to desist, "and that he would give him a recompense for the same : which is known to the Earl of Bath" : therefore praying satisfaction for the said lands and buildings. Reference Book VI, p. 353.
Same to Mr. Aaron Smith [Treasury Solicitor] of the petition of Tho. Marytr, Samuell Hunt, Geo. Backus and William Oram, shewing that at the request of Mr. Thomas Price they built seven houses on Newport ground for said Price's account and 700l. is due to them thereon, Price promising that the houses should remain as a security for the debt ; but the same are extended into the King's hands : therefore pray their 700l., they finding a purchaser for the houses. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Yates of Kingston upon Hull, shewing that he is prosecuted on two bonds for 1,400l. as surety for Christopher Sanderson, late master of the Hopewell of Hull, said bond being with condition that her lading of 400l, worth of lead should not go to France : but the said ship was afterwards taken by a French privateer and carried into Dieppe, where she was condemned by the Court of Admiralty : therefore praying to be discharged from the said bonds. Ibid.
Same to Sir George Treby, Attorney General, of (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) letter to the Treasury Lords from the Marquess of Halifax, Earl of Feversham, [Sir] Jo. Arundell, [Sir] Ja. Butler, William Finch and John Hall. The Queen Dowager has entrusted us with the management of her revenue and jointure settled on her by Charles II. We think ourselves obliged to acquaint you that the manor of Richmond, alias Sheene, co. Surrey, with all its rights, manors etc. is settled in trust for the said Queen. Sir George Treby has been attended with a state of the case, which was debated before him, and we expected his report therein ; but hearing nothing therein, your Lordships were attended last summer by some of the said Queen's Council to know if any report had been made by Treby, but finding there was none Treby was then immediately desired to make his report, [we] "not doubting but that upon his report her Majesty would either have been put into the quiet possession of the said manor or have been left to proceed at law to make out her Majesty's right thereunto." We have formerly in the time of James II had counsel's opinion in the case and have lately had a review of the case, stated at large upon all the grants of the said manor since 14 James I, both opinions agreeing that the manor of Richmond is now in the Queen Dowager. This right we are ready to make out at law against any defendant your Lordships shall name or against the tenants. We desire you will concur with us to bring it to a speedy trial.
Ibid, pp. 353-4.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Geo. Arnold and Richard Low, sureties for Robert Spencer, late [a] collector of Hearthmoney : petitioners shewing that they are unable to satisfy the arrear of 119l. 16s. 11d. due from the said Spencer. Reference Book VI, p. 354.
Nov. 28. Treasury warrant dormant to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay Francis Boggest his salary of 52l. per an. as a King's waiter, London port. Money Book XI, p. 211.
Nov. 30. Same to same to pay Jahleel Brenton his salary of 100l. per an. as collector, surveyor and searcher of Customs within the Colonies of New England. Ibid, p. 212.
Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners. My Lords have signed a warrant for felling 300 trees in New Forest for the Navy. The warrant lies ready at the Treasury "for anybody that you appoint to look after it." Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 171.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing a letter [missing] from the Principal Officers of the Ordnance con erning some brimstone bought by their Office in the Straits and shipped on the Oxford, Newcastle, and Tyger. You are to pass same, Customs free. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General, enclosing a memorial [missing] of the Commissioners for recovering the estates given to Jesuits, Popish societies etc. You are to advise my Lords the most ready and effectual way to prosecute the recovery of the said estates. Ibid.
Same to Mr. [Charles] Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Baldwin Leighton, praying for what is due to him for half pay. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Tracy Pauncefort and partners, praying payment of 9,082l. 4s. 2d. for clothing the Dutch Regiments in Ireland. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte [as Secretary to the Forces] to procure a royal warrant to authorise Charles Fox and Thomas Coningsby, Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland, to pay 100l. to the Commissioners of Sick and Wounded upon account for subsisting the Irish prisoners in the Savoy. Ibid, p. 172.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Joh[n]son, Gilbert Scott and Henry Benson, shewing that about 13 Oct., 1682, the Justices of Peace for co. Durham issued a warrant for seizing the goods of one John Hall for non-payment of Excise ; and that for want of sufficient distress petitioners (Scott and Johnson being constables and Benson then an officer of Excise) carried Hall to prison, but three months after he brought an action of false imprisonment against them, which was heard before Sir Thomas Street, then Judge of that Circuit, and the jury. contrary to the direction of the Court, "who thrice sent them out," gave verdict against petitioners ; further, that Hall died about 1689 and his widow revived the judgment against petitioners, and without giving them any notice has taken Johson and Scott in execution and confined them in prison for three years past : therefore pray a Treasury direction to the Excise Commissioners to compound or satisfy petitioners' judgment [and] to allow petitioners some reasonable satisfaction for their charges and long imprisonment. Reference Book VI, p. 355.