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Entry Book: May 1692, 1-15

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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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May 1692, 1-15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
May 1. Report to the Treasury Lords from William Blathwaite, as Auditor General of the Plantations, on the petition of Peter de la Noy, touching money received and disbursed by him during the time of his being collector of New York. By patent of 1687, Nov. 4, Mathew Plowman was appointed Collector and Receiver General of the Revenue in New York. He was suspended from his office in June, 1689, by the Council of New York for being a Papist, and Col. Nicholas Bayard, one of the Council there, Plautus Richards, Thomas Wenham and John Haynes were appointed to collect and receive the revenue till further orders from England. About the end of the same month Capt. Leisler having turned out the Lieut. Governor of New York and seized the Government into his own hands, the petitioner De la Noy was appointed by him to receive the public money there without any legal authority, since which time no accompts or other papers relating to the revenue of New York have been transmitted to England, that Province remaining in great disorder since the Revolution. His case and accounts may be referred to the Governor now going thither and to the Council there. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 375-6.
May 2. Royal letters patent appointing Thomas Trevor, esq., to be Solicitor General loco Sir John Somers. King's Warrant Book XVI, p. 226.
Treasury warrant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay 100l. to the Mayor etc. of Berwick for one year to Lady day last on the annuity for the repair of the bridge there over the Tweed. Money Book XI, p. 315.
Money warrant for 100l. to John Shales as reward for last Christmas quarter for his service in examining and inspecting all contracts, memorials, certificates and all other papers presented to the Treasury from the Navy and Victualling and the Ordnance : and in making fair entries of the same in books to be kept for that purpose and in attending the Treasury Lords from time to time with an account thereof : he being thereto appointed by the said Lords with a salary of 400l. per an. (Money order dated May 4 hereon.) Ibid, pp. 315-16. Order Book III, p. 270.
Treasury order for the execution of a money order dated 1688, Oct. 25, for 69l. 5s. 8d. to Lidea Avery, administratrix of William Avery, for the surplusage of his account, declared 1688, May 28, for the fortifications at Sheerness. Order Book III, p. 269.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of Sir Stephen Evance's loan of 2,000l. : viz. : Disposition Book X, p. 107.
l.
to me [Guy] for secret service 450
to Mr. Justell, keeper of the Libraries 100
Same to the Postmasters General to pay off by 800l. a week the tallies for 2,400l. ordered to be struck on the Post Office revenue for the Paymaster of the Works : the said payments to commence from the termination of those lately directed to said Paymaster. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to satisfy the order, ut supra, p. 1615, for 10,000l. to Sir Stephen Evance out of the first moneys of the quarterly Poll next after 30,000l. shall be paid thereout to Sir John Bancks and Mr. Duncomb. Ibid, p. 108.
Same to same to issue 10,183l. 1s. 0d. to Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance, on the unsatisfied orders in his name dated 1691, Aug. 1 : paying same out of loans to be made by said Bertie himself on credit of the three fourths of the Customs. This money is intended for Monsieur Schuylenburg. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 6,192l. to the Earl of Ranelagh out of loans to be made by said Earl on the same credit. This money is intended for Monsieur Schuylenburg. Ibid, p. 109.
The Treasury Lords to Mr. Stanhope, Envoy in Spain. We are informed by the Earl of Westmorland that there are in the hands of Francis Arthur, merchant in Madrid, 16,000 pieces of Eight, part of the estate of Sir Alexander Bence, deceased, and that Edmd. Bence, one of said Bence's executors, has sent procurations for suing same. Their Majesties have a very great demand from said Sir Alexander's estate as an undertaker for the Irish revenue in 1671, on which account there remains 75,553l. 18s. 4d. due to the Crown. Please take effectual care to stop all proceedings of Mr. Bence in this matter till their Majesties' said demand shall have been satisfied. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 269.
Henry Guy to Mr. Clarke to procure a royal warrant, to be signed by the Queen, to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces late in Ireland to pay 7,504l. 2s. 0d. to Col. William Wolesly for his Regiment of Horse ; 2,471l. 12s. 0d. thereof for arrears of pay to Jan. 1 last to commission officers and the remaining 5,032l. 10s. 0d. for clothing and other equipage. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 270.
The like for 4,943l. 9s. 4d. to Col. Edward Mathews for the Royal Regiment of Dragoons under his command : viz. 1,326l. for offreckonings ; 1,675l. 9s. 4d. for four months' personal pay to the commission officers on their arrears due before Jan. 1 last ; 742l. for the non-commission officers and soldiers ; 1,200l. for small accoutrements. Ibid.
The like for 6,514l. 18s. 4d. to Col. FitzGerrald Villiers for his Regiment of Horse : viz. 1,900l. for recruit horses ; 1,000l. for offreckonings ; 1,779l. 3s. 4d. for four months' personal pay as above ; 635l. 15s. 0d. for non-commission officers and soldiers ; 1,200l. for small accoutrements. Ibid.
Henry Guy to Mr. [Charles] Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Reformed officers of Londonderry. Ibid, p. 271.
Same to the East India Company to attend my Lords on Friday next with any objections you may have to a grant to Mr. Neale of the moneys due to the Crown from you for your share of fines and forfeitures, ut supra, p. 1584. (The like notice to the Africa Company and to said Mr. Neale.) Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh, returning his report on the petition of Thomas Morin, sutler to the Guards at Kensington, praying payment of his bill for fire and candle for said Guards from 1690, May 1, to 1691, Dec. 31. You are to state the account for same at 4s. a day in the winter and 2s. a day in the summer. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to "give out" for the payment of the Chest at Chatham in the same manner as was done last year. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Madox. If you do not speedily come to town to attend my Lords, ut supra, p. 1568, they will be obliged to send for you. Ibid, p. 272.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the Order of Council of Mar. 28 last, touching two assaults on Customs officers, one on the riding officers employed on the coast of Kent in preventing the transportation of wool, when 14 persons employed by Julius Deeds, present Mayor of Hythe, beat and wounded said officers and rescued from them 16 bags of wool which they had seized in Scotney barn, belonging to said Deeds ; the other being an assault made by Tho. Pye, master of a shallop, and some of her crew, on Samuel Binks and Thomas Fowler, Customs officers at [East] Bourne, for seizing goods run on shore from said shallop. On sufficient attestation, it has been usual to send for the offenders in custody and to direct the Attorney General to prosecute, and if they bring their Habeas Corpus they are nevertheless holden to sufficient bail. We advise that the letters of mart [marque] granted to said Pye be superseded. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 401.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Abraham Aldersey for a quayman's place in London port. He is to be so employed till a vacancy arise for which he is qualified. Reference Book VI, p. 394.
Same to same of the petition of Nicholas Barrett for a noli prosequi to the information against his ship Greyhound for bringing sugar from Shoreham [? for Surinam], not having three fourths English in her crew. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and of Arrears of Hearthmoney of the petition of Garret Cotter, shewing that he was Receiver General of Hearthmoney for nine or ten years and entrusted some encumbered houses in Westminster to Mr. Noel [as security] for his office : being in arrear, prays that the seizure of same may be respited for some time. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports of the petition of Anthony Thurster et al. for 130l. for bringing over the late Lieut. Gen. Kirke's horses and equipage. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition to the Queen from Margaret, Viscountess Purbeck, shewing that before her marriage with Robert Feilding she was possessed of dressing plate and other plate to the value of 400l., and that same is forfeited by her husband being attainted of high treason : therefore praying a grant of same for her separate maintenance. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall and to the Auditor for co. Cornwall of the petition of Lady Ann Edgcumbe, shewing that she is doubly charged with a quit rent of 6s. 8d. per an. in Cornwall by the said two Auditors. Ibid, p. 395.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of the Mayor and Aldermen of London, praying a grant to the city of all fines on presentments or indictments for offences upon the river of Thames and waters of Medway removed by certiorari into the King's Bench.
We have inspected former grants and heard counsel hereupon. We find that petitioners are entitled to the Conservancy of the river of Thames and waters of Medway and to hold Courts of Conservancy and to have the fines imposed in those Courts. But indictments or presentments in the said Courts for offences (which concern the fishing or navigation) being often by the offenders removed into the King's Bench by certiorari, the city officers are seldom or never at [go to] the charge of pursuing same in the King's Bench because the fine set there belongs wholly to the King, and so both the Crown and the city lose the advantage of the fines and the offenders go unpunished. The Crown has had little or no profit of said fines since the determination of the grant made by James II to trustees for the said city before the restitution of their franchises, and there is little expectation of such profit for the future. We therefore advise such a grant to the city of said fines with a proviso for voidance at pleasure of the Crown.
Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 11-12.
Entry of a Treasury caveat on behalf of Mr. Neale that no grant be made of the mines royal in America which he petitioned for, ut supra, p. 1258, until Mr. Blathwayt has made his report thereon and until Neale be heard before my Lords. Caveat Book, p. 27.
May 3. Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 2,400l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, upon any unsatisfied tallies in his name for the service of the Works : to be payable out of the revenue of the Post Office. Money Book XI, p. 316.
Henry Guy to Mr. Clarke to procure a royal warrant, to be signed by the Queen, authorising the Paymasters of the Forces late in Ireland to pay 4,614l. 18s. 4d. to Aubrey, Earl of Oxford, for the Royal Regiment of Horse under his command, viz. 1,000l. for offreckonings : 1,779l. 3s. 4d. for four months' personal pay to the commission officers on account of their arrears due before Jan. 1 last : 635l. 15s. 0d. for the non-commission officers and soldiers and 1,200l. for small accoutrements. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 270.
Same to same for a same for payment of the following sums, viz. :
33l. 5s. 0d. each to Lord Kinmeare [Visct. Kenmure], Lord Slane, Lord Bopkin [John, Lord Bourke of Bophin, afterwards Earl of Clanricarde] and Col. Walter Bourke.
26l. 12s. 0d. to Lieut. Col. Jo[h]n Butler.
19l. 19s. 0d. each to Major Lawlip [Lawless] and Major Areskin [Erskin].
16l. 12s. 6d. to Capt. Kennedy ; being all prisoners [taken at the battle of Aughrim and now] at Chester.
Ibid.
Same to Mr. Feilding to send in forthwith all his accounts perfected. Ibid, p. 272. Reference Book VI, p. 395.
Same to Mr. Duncombe. You have not paid into the Exchequer the money remaining in your hands of the Hereditary Excise and fourth part of the Temporary Excise. You are to pay same into the Exchequer to-morrow morning without fail, so that my Lords may have it to dispose of in the evening. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 272.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Waterer as a tidesman in fee, London port, loco Samuell Dewell, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 402.
Treasury reference to Mr. Digby of the petition of Richard Reeve for a reprizal for fee farm rents in co. Lincoln which he purchased, to the value of 56l. 11s. 11¾d., but of which several have been returned in super. Reference Book VI, p. 395.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and of Arrears of Hearthmoney of the petition of William Hill, a collector of the late duty of Hearthmoney, shewing that 17l. is due to him and 29l. 19s. 6d. is surcharged on him which he never received : that he deposited in Mr. Noel's hands [security to the amount of] 70l. : therefore praying to have his said security bond delivered up, he being ready to answer what shall appear due to the Crown. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Knight [Comptroller of First Fruits] of the petition of Sir Tho. Duppa to the Queen, shewing that, being sub-collector of Tenths in the diocese of Exeter, he employed one Fran. Blight to collect same on the approbation of the then Bishop and under security of 2,000l. ; but Blight, being a Papist, went into King James's Army, being in arrear 439l. 9s. 2d. : therefore praying that Blight's said security, and other bonds found out by inquisition sued out by petitioner, may be accepted to discharge the said late Bishop's executors and petitioner from the said arrear. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of lands at Winchester in order to a lease thereof to Anthony Segar : during pleasure : at 60l. per an. rent.
Appending : report, dated 16 April last, by William Tailer, Deputy Surveyor General, concerning said lands. Before Surveyor [General, Harbord] went away a state of the said lands [forming part of the late King's park attached to the Palace there] was several times made to the Treasury on the petition of Tho. Cobb and Robert Forder, and Treasury warrant was given Nov. 3 last to the Surveyor to let same to the best advantage, ut supra, p. 1365. On Dec. 12 last I reported a state of that matter on a reference of Mr. Forder's petition ; the highest offer (from both alike) being 50l. to Michaelmas next and 60l. per an. for the future. The grant should be during pleasure, for the Crown may have occasion of it again for the use it was at first purchased for, "for which Charles II paid a dear price." The premises contain 40 acres in St. Faith's Field, bought of Forder, who rented from the Dean and Chapter of Winchester ; five acres in same field ; a field called Painter's Field, held from the Bishop of Winchester and bought of Fran. Morley and his under-tenant, the said Forder ; a croft of four acres held by John Badger from the Dean and Chapter [of Winchester] ; 1½ acres of free land bought of Thomas Wavell : the whole about 80½ acres, lying very near the city, and cost above 20l. per acre, but lately valued by the Mayor of Winchester at but 50l. per an., though I cannot but think they are well worth 60l.
Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 10-11.
Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to William Edwards at the nomination of John Merrick of several lands and tenements in Llanwarne and Pencon [Pencoyd] in co. Hereford, being part of the lands of Paul Jones extended for debt : at 1s. 6d. per an. rent and fine of 3s. Ibid. XIII, p. 539.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners. Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Hester Walker, one of the sutlers to the Army in Ireland, praying that the 90l. which she owes to Mr. Wallis, a brewer in Dublin, may be allowed him [towards what he owes] for Excise and deducted from the money due to petitioner. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 145.
May 4. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt. On April 29 and the 2nd inst. you were directed to issue 200l. to the Countess of Lanesborough, 450l. to me [Guy] and 100l. to Mr. Justell out of Sir Stephen Evance's 2,000l. loan, see supra, pp. 1618 and 1621. As the said loan was all issued before the said directions came to your hands, you are to issue the said sums out of the following funds, viz. 13l. 6s. 10¾d. of the first Poll : 8l. 9s. 4d. of the Additional Poll ; 606l. 17s. 11½d. of the 2s. [Aid] and Additional Poll [sic for Aid] ; 121l. 5s. 9¾d. of the Hereditary Excise and fourth of the Temporary Excise : making 750l. in all. Disposition Book X, p. 108.
Same to same to issue to the Treasurer of the Navy 22,635l. out of loans to be made by said Treasurer on credit of the three fourths of the Customs. This money is for 1690, Christmas quarter, to the Yards. Ibid, p. 109.
Same to same to issue 10,000l. to Edward Russell on the orders in his name as Treasurer of the Navy for his [the Navy's] share of the 1,000,000l. appropriated [by the Act of 3 Wm. and Mary, c. 5] : same to be issued out of loans to be made by said Russell on credit of said tax : and is intended for the Victuallers. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Clarke to procure a royal warrant, to be signed by the Queen, to authorise the Paymaster of the Forces late in Ireland to make payments as follows : Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 273.
l.
to the Commissioners of the Transports for carrying horses from hence to Holland 1,000
to ditto for the charge of oats and hay 500
to ditto upon account of ships taken up for the Ordnance and Victuals 500
to ditto for ships in monthly service 1,000
£3,000
Same to same for the like to authorise same to pay 103l. 12s. 0d. to Capt. Sampson Jolliff for his allowance of half pay of 4s. a day as Capt. in the Earl of Roscommon's late Regiment of Foot ; [viz.] from 1689, April 1. to 1691. Aug. 31. Ibid, p. 274.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the export to Scotland, Customs free, of goods for the use of Sir Thomas Livingston's Regiment.
Appending : schedule of said goods (Dragoons' caps, cloth, buttons, shalloon for officers' linings etc.).
Ibid, p. 273.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to instruct the officers of the Receipt to attend to-morrow morning (notwithstanding it is an holy day) to take in the 6,000l. which Mr. Knight has agreed to lend tomorrow morning. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Agents for Taxes to write forthwith to the several Receivers of the Quarterly Poll "with all the pressing earnestness that can be" to return into the Exchequer their moneys for the first quarter. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 273.
May 5. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer : viz. : Disposition Book X, p. 110.
l. s. d.
Out of 10,581l. 10s. 8d. of general loans [loans on the Exchequer in general] ; 6,622l. 10s. 10d. of the Double Excise and 21d. per barrel ; 1,200l. of low wines ; 4,988l. 17s. 10d. out of loans to be made by Mr. Knight : making 23,392l. 19s. 4d. in all.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for a week's subsistence to all the Forces in Flanders, including the Train of Artillery and contingencies 17,000 0 0
to ditto to the Forces remaining here 5,285 1 0
to ditto for the gunners in the several garrisons in further part of their arrear 107 18 4
to ditto for the Duke of Leinster, Commander in Chief of the Forces here [in England] for six months' pay due last year 1,000 0 0
Out of loans on the second Twelve Months' Aid.
to the Treasurer of the Navy in further part of his [the Navy's] share of the 1,000,000l. appropriated [by 3 Wm. and Mary, c. 5], 15,000l. for wages, 10,000l. for the Yards [for wear and tear] and 5,000l. for the Victualling 30,000 0 0
Out of the three fourths of the Temporary Excise to be paid in by Mr. Duncombe
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,600 0 0
£54,992 19 4
Treasury warrant to the Navy Commissioners to apply, in accordance with the above appropriation clause, the 15,000l. for the Victualling (5,000l. as above and 10,000l. ut supra, p. 1626) and the above 15,000l. for wages and 10,000l. for wear and tear [for the Yards]. Money Book XI, p. 317.
Same dormant to Mr. Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay the salary of 15l. 6s. 8d. per an. to Walter Breame as Comptroller of Sandwich port. Ibid, p. 318.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 800l. to Monsieur De Barry for the Vaudois : out of the temporalities of the bishoprics lately vacant. Disposition Book X, p. 109.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners of Excise and Arrears of Hearthmoney of the petition of John Gill, shewing that he surcharged 86l. 10s. 0d. on Aaron Paston, late a collector of Hearthmoney, "and that there was an order by the Earl of Rochester for making an allowance to such collector of the said duty as should surcharge another and make out the same" therefore praying such allowance towards the balance of his [own] account. Reference Book VI, p. 395.
May 6. Royal warrant dormant, under the Queen's sign manual, for payment to the Commissioners for taking and stating the Public Accounts such quarterly sums from time to time as shall be due to them for their service therein. King's Warrant Book XVI, p. 223.
Same to the Attorney General to enter satisfaction upon record of the fine of 200l. imposed at the Old Bailey in December last upon Thomas Frankes for several grand misdemeanours : he having stood in the pillory twice and by reason of great poverty being utterly unable to pay the fine : he first to give security for good behaviour. Ibid, pp. 223-4.
Royal sign manual for 200l. to Mary, Viscountess Lanesborough : without account : to be by her distributed among divers poor French families who are going to reside in Ireland : to be as royal bounty to defray the charges of their passage thither. (Money order dated May 14 hereon.) Ibid, p. 224. Order Book III, p. 271.
Royal warrant for 20,000l. to William, Earl of Portland, for the use and service of the Privy Purse. (Money warrant dated May 12 hereon.) (Money order dated May 14 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVI, p. 225. Money Book XI, p. 320. Order Book III, p. 271.
Money warrant dormant for the salary of 1,000l. per an. to Sir George Treby, kt., as Lord Chief Justice of Common Pleas. Money Book XI, p. 317.
Same for 300l. to Charles, Earl of Dorset and Middlesex, keeper of Greenwich Park, for three years to Lady day last on his allowance of 100l. per an. for the keepers' wages and other disbursements in the said park. (Money order dated May 9 hereon.) Ibid, p. 318. Order Book III, p. 271.
Treasury warrant to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay 285l. 2s. 6d. to Gilbert, Bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, for half a year to Lady day last on the annuity for the support of said Order. Money Book XI, p. 318.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,000l. [to the Paymaster of the Ordnance] for the Train of Artillery appointed to march towards Portsmouth : to be issued out of the loans made or to be made by Mr. Knight. Disposition Book X, p. 109.
Same to same to issue, out of any disposable, unappropriated moneys, 300l. to Aaron Smith. See supra, pp. 1618, 1626. Ibid, p. 110.
Same to same. In the weekly letter of disposition of the 5th inst., supra, p. 1627, 1,600l. was appointed for the Cofferer of the Household. My Lords now desire that only 800l. be issued to the Cofferer and the remaining 800l. to the Master of the Horse. Ibid, p. 111.
Henry Guy to Mr. Clarke to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces late in Ireland to charge on Monsieur Auverquer the 5,663l. formerly paid to the Duke of Leinster for buying recruit horses and maintaining them till delivered to the several Regiments ; and to discharge said Duke of same ; "Monsieur Auverquer (as my Lords are informed) being to pass other accounts of this nature and thereby the trouble and charge of passing two several accompts will be saved." Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 274.
Same to same for a same to authorise the said Paymasters to pay 726l. 15s. 0d. to Col. John Beaumont for the non-commission officers and soldiers of the Princess Ann of Denmark's Regiment of Foot under him. Ibid, pp. 276, 278.
The like for payment of 3,773l. 15s. 4d. to Col. Richard Leveson for the Regiment of Dragoons under him, viz. 959l. for offreckonings, 1,358l. 5s. 4d. for four months' personal pay for the commission officers on their arrears due before Jan. 1 last ; 556l. 10s. 0d. to the non-commission officers for ditto ; and 900l. for small accoutrements. Ibid.
Henry Guy to Mr. [Charles] Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Thomas Dixie for 177l. 14s. 2d. arrears of pay due to him "since the establishment." Ibid, p. 274.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Queen in Council, dated Whitehall, May 5, for the Treasury Lords to give order to the Customs Commissioners to cause an embargo or stay to be made of all ships and vessels whatsoever now within or which hereafter shall come into any the ports, harbours, or roads of England, Wales or Berwick on Tweed, until further order from her Majesty.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 402.
Treasury warrant to the Attorney General for a noli prosequi to the information in the Exchequer in the case of Jos. Ormston, a Scotchman, who, having lately resided in England as a merchant, did in February last enter outwards a parcel of Norwich crapes which are commonly called Norwich stuffs, and not Norwich silks, and by reason of the small mixture of silk in them for ornament and being a stranger and ignorant of the method of entries at the Custom House, entered them as stuffs instead of silks, for which reason they were seized by Henry Canby who brought an information in the Exchequer in order to their condemnation. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 13.
May 9. Money warrant for 125l. each to the Commissioners of Accounts (Sir Thomas Clarges, Paul Foley, Sir Mathew Andrews, Sir Benj. Newland, Sir Samuel Barnardiston, Sir P. Colleton and Robert Harley, Commissioners appointed by Act of Parliament to examine, take and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom) for a quarter's allowance to April 25 last. (Money order dated May 10 hereon.) Money Book XI, p. 319. Order Book III, p. 273.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Earl of Dorset on his allowance as Keeper of Greenwich Park the 221l. 14s. 7d. remaining in the Exchequer out of the [Crown] land revenue of Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Disposition Book X, p. 111.
Henry Guy to the Agents for Taxes to order such Receivers General of Taxes as cannot procure sufficient returns [by bills of exchange] for their receipts to bring their moneys to the Exchequer under a sufficient guard, the charges whereof shall be defrayed by their Majesties. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 275.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance for an account to what uses the 1,000l. was applied which my Lords ordered for you last Friday morning. Ibid.
Same to the Customs officers to permit the export, Customs free, from Chester to Ireland, of goods for Col. Michelburne's Regiment. (Same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to permit the duty free import of same into Ireland.)
Appending : list of said goods (cloth, gold and silver buttons and fringe, hats, gloves etc.).
Ibid, p. 275. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 145.
Same to Mr. Aaron Smith, enclosing a memorial [missing] from Mr. Packer, steward of their Majesties' Honor of Otford, concerning wastes committed there. You are to bring an information against John Woodhams, Samuel Rogers and Ralph Swetman named therein. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 275.
Same to Serjeant Ryley. The Duke of Bolton is not pleased that the Commission for New Forest is not executed. You are forthwith to put it in execution. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to write the Receivers of the land tax [the two Twelve Months' Aids] to forthwith pay in the first payment on the second Aid and the moneys remaining in their hands of the first Aid. Ibid.
Treasury reference to George Clarke, esq., Secretary at War, of the petition to the Queen from the Earl of Oxford on behalf of himself and his Regiment, shewing that the said Regiment has done duty as Horse Guard for this month past, which is a great expense to the private gentlemen, and that the corporals and trumpets are not able to subsist on what is allowed them by the establishment, being under what the private men receive : therefore praying an addition of pay to each private gentleman, as they always had when they did duty in London, and some fit allowance to the corporals and trumpets. Reference Book VI, p. 396.
Treasury warrant to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to employ William Cowse (late an Agent for Prizes in the Straits) as Sub-Commissioner for Prizes at Portsmouth loco Edward Battine. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 13.
May 10. Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to determine the grant of Mar. 8 last to Ralph Grey, esq., of the office of one of the seven Auditors of the Exchequer Court loco Charles Herbert, esq., deceased, and to re-grant the said office to said Grey during pleasure. King's Warrant Book XVI, p. 225.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Charles Fox and Thomas Coningsby 7,225l. out of loans to be made by the said Fox on credit of the three fourths of the Customs. Disposition Book X, p. 111.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Sir Henry Furnesse, kt., the 490 pieces of muslin which were seized by John Hunt and Noell Pashley as imported contrary to the Navigation Act and appraised at 1,525l. 12s. 6d. : on said Furnesse first paying 500l. to the Customs Cashier and a third the appraised value to the seizers : Furnesse having proposed to do this and also to lend 1,000l. on the three fourths of the Customs ; which he has done. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 402.
Same to Sir John Somers, Attorney General, to enter a noli prosequi to the information against the abovesaid muslins. Ibid, p. 403.
Treasury reference to the Masters, Wardens and Assistants of Trinity House of the petition of the masters and owners of ships trading upon the coast of Norfolk, praying for a patent to William Clarke for erecting a lighthouse at the Dagger and Shield upon the coast of Norfolk and to empower him to receive the duty of a halfpenny per ton for all English, and a penny per ton for all foreign shipping passing by the same, "which the petitioners for their own safety are willing to pay." Reference Book VI, p. 396.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for a Commission under the great seal of Ireland to constitute Francis Roberts, Thomas Keightley, John Evelyn, junr., Zacheus Sedgwick and Christopher Carleton as Commissioners of Excise in Ireland and Governors and Chief Commissioners of Excise and New Impost in Dublin ; and to constitute them and Bartholomew Van-homrigh as Commissioners of the Revenue, Ireland, under the Irish Act of 17 and 18 Car. II : during pleasure : with 800l. per an. each from June 24 next : Lawrence Steel to be their secretary with 300l. per an. during pleasure : the said Commissioners to follow the directions and instructions of the Treasury Lords, England : with power to constitute sub-commissioners, collectors etc., and to appoint their salaries out of the said revenue : and with power to grant bills of portage to masters of ships according to usage and bills of store to merchants to the value of 10s. in Customs and to compound seizures and forfeitures. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, pp. 146-150.
May 11. Treasury warrant to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes to order their Treasurer or Receiver General to pay out of prize money 110l. 8s. 1d. to William Savile, one of the Sub-Commissioners for Prizes in Hull port, being his expenses in a suit at law against the owners of the ship Resolution of Hull, seized as prize by Capt. Thomas Robinson on suspicion of going to France with lead etc. and afterwards by decree of the Admiralty ordered to be restored. Money Book XI, p. 319.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 20,000l. to Charles Fox and Thomas Coningsby out of loans to be made by said Fox on credit of the three fourths of the Customs. Disposition Book X, p. 111.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing an extract [missing] of a letter from Sir Edward Phillips, complaining that he cannot get from the Customs collectors the money expended by him in impresting seamen. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 276.
Same to Mr. Feilding. You promised on the 4th inst. to bring in your accounts in a week's time. Bring them in at once. Ibid.
Same to Mr. [Aaron] Smith [Treasury Solicitor], enclosing a presentment [missing] from Mr. Ryley, Mr. Dickens and Mr. Oxford, touching a great waste and spoil committed in New Forest by Mr. Ferdinando Knapton. You are to prosecute Knapton forthwith. Ibid, p. 277.
Same to Mr. [Charles] Fox, enclosing the petition [missing] of 19 of the officers that deserted the Irish Army. You are to put into your [next weekly] memorial for money what is due to them for half pay. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Moore as collector of Rochester port loco Gustavus Adolphus Mell, who declines same.
Griffith Temple as surveyor of Rochester port.
Geo. Ward as waiter at Plymouth.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 403.
Treasury reference to the Warden etc. of the Mint of the proposal of the Company of Copper Miners for liberty to coin pence, halfpence and farthings for England, Ireland and the Plantations out of English copper of the weight of 2s. for each pound weight of copper for the term of five years, for which grant they will pay the King 2,500l. per an. rent, advancing the first year's rent and during the term of the grant they will coin no more than 500 ton of copper. Reference Book VI, p. 396.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Green, Jacob Cozen and Tho. Smith, merchants, shewing that they lately entered at the Custom House. London, 3 tons 1 cwt. of copper of the growth and product of England and paid duty for same as wrought copper, but same is seized under an old statute prohibiting the export of unwrought copper : of which petitioners were ignorant. Ibid, p. 397.
Treasury warrant to Serjt. Ryley to seize the young wood and timber cut in Verne Lees, part of a copyhold in their Majesties' manor of Lindhurst, in the possession of Ferdinando Knapton, under steward of said manor, who, besides committing a great destruction of covert, has lately cut about 400 or 500 young oaks and beeches from 16 to 3 inches square, and part thereof stacked for coal wood, and 100 more marked for felling : and to restrain the workmen from felling the latter. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 14.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Sir John Carew, bart., of certain premises in the county and Duchy of Cornwall : at 26s. 8d. per an. rent without increase, and fine of 60l. Ibid.
May 12. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer : viz. : Disposition Book X, pp. 111-12.
l. s. d.
Out of the three fourths of the Temporary Excise.
to the Cofferer of the Household 800 0 0
to the Paymaster of the Works upon account of fitting up the Court of Requests for the Parliament's meeting 400 9 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 720 0 0
to Visct. Sidney upon his patent fee as Secretary of State 125 0 0
Out of 1,000l. of loans on the three fourths of the Customs ; 6,203l. 4s. 0d. of the Double Excise and the 21d. per barrel ; 11l. 2s. 2d. of general loans ; 10,000l. to be lent this morning on credit of the Excise : making 17,214l. 6s. 2d. in all.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for a week's subsistence to all the Forces in Flanders, including the Train of Artillery and contingencies 17,000 0 0
to ditto in part of 5,285l. 1s. 0d. for subsistence to the Forces remaining here 214 6 2
£19,259 6 2
Same to same to take in 20,000l. on loan from the Excise Commissioners and Cashier on credit of the unappropriated Hereditary Excise and fourth part of the Temporary Excise. Ibid, p. 112.
Same to same to issue 6,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy out of loans on the second Twelve Months' Aid. (Treasury warrant to the Navy Commissioners to apply same to wear and tear as in part of the 1,000,000l. appropriated by the Act for said Aid.) (Henry Guy to said Commissioners to pay 1,000l. thereof to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded "and to make forth bills for the same according to the method and practice of your Office.") Ibid, p. 112. Money Book XI, p. 319.
Same to same to issue 20,000l. to Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Navy, out of loans to be made by said Russell on credit of the second Twelve Months' Aid : "the same being intended for the Commissioners of the Victualling." (Treasury warrant to the Navy Commissioners to apply same [to the Victualling] in accordance with the appropriation clauses as above.) Disposition Book X, p. 112. Money Book XI, p. 319.
Money warrant for 125l. to Henry, Visct. Sidney, for 1¼ years to Lady day last on his annuity as [then] one of the Secretaries of State. Money Book XI, p. 320.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 15,620l. to Charles Fox and Thomas Coningsby, esqrs., on any unsatisfied orders in their names [for the service of the Forces late in Ireland] ; out of loans to be made by said Fox on credit of the East India Goods Duties. Disposition Book X, p. 113.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords are informed that Mr. Bretton, customer at Dover, has not observed the Order in Council for an embargo, but that several vessels have gone out from Foulston [Folkestone] and sailed to France. Give my Lords an immediate account hereof. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 277.
Same to Mr. Feilding. My Lords are not satisfied with your letter about your accounts. You are to attend them here [at the Treasury Chambers] to-morrow. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to give order to Mr. Duncombe, their Cashier, to forthwith pay into the Exchequer 5,000l. of the receipt of the 21d. per barrel for the present week. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Robert Bodway [Rodway, see infra, p. 1689] and others concerned for the clothing of the First Regiment of Foot Guards. Ibid.
Same to Mr. [Charles] Fox to put on the [next weekly] memorial for money what you report due to Sir John Hanmer and Col. Stewart. Ibid, p. 278.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir William Russell. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Clarke to procure a royal warrant, to be signed by the Queen, to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces late in Ireland to pay 1,370l. 19s. 2d. to the Earl of Warrington, 1,322l. 17s. 2d. thereof on account of the offreckonings etc. for clothing the Regiment of Horse late under his command, and 48l. 2s. 0d. for his personal pay, 1689, Sept. 1, to Oct. 8 following, at 26s. per day. Ibid, p. 280.
Same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, not to grant, without signification of the Queen's pleasure, any custodiam of the estate of the late Earl of Clancarty ; his widow Elizabeth, Countess Dowager of Clancarty, having petitioned the Queen, shewing that she and her children have legal and equitable demands out of the said estate, which is now seized into the Crown's hands upon the outlawry of her son, the present Earl, and praying a custodiam thereof : on which petition Sir John Temple, Attorney General for Ireland, has reported favourably : and this petition being referred by the Queen to the Treasury Lords, but by reason of public affairs they have not leisure at present to consider same. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, pp. 145-6.
[?] [Same] to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Phillip Watkins, praying payment of 154l. 10s. 0d. disbursed for the Army in Ireland : together with Mr. [Charles] Fox's report thereon. Ibid, p. 146.
May 12. Same to Mr. Clarke to procure a royal warrant, to be signed by the Queen, to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces late in Ireland to pay as follows : Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 285.
l.
to Col. James Wynn for providing recruit horses for his Regiment of Dragoons 1,600
to Col. Robert Ecklynn for the like for his Regiment of Dragoons 1,600
to ditto for small accoutrements for his Regiment 360
to Brigadier La Melonier for providing recruits for his Regiment of Foot 780
to Col. Du Cambon for the like 780
to Col. Bellcastle for the like 780
£5,900
May 13. Henry Guy to the Excise Commissioners to order Mr. Duncombe, their Cashier, to forthwith pay into the Exchequer 178l. 13s. 2d. [sic for 5,178l. 13s. 2d., or else making that total when added to the 5,000l. ordered to be paid in yesterday, see supra, p. 1634] on account of his receipt of the 21d. per barrel. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said sum as follows, viz. :) Disposition Book X, p. 113.
l. s. d.
to the Earl of Ranelagh in full of 5,285l. 1s. 0d. for subsistence to the Forces remaining here 5,070 14 10
[to ditto] for the gunners in the several garrisons in further part of their arrear 107 18 4
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to take in at the rate of 1l. 2s. 0d. each the 1,000 guineas which William Lowndes has agreed to lend or to procure to be lent on credit of the Exchequer in general. (See infra, p. 1654, under date May 30.) Ibid.
Same to same to take in 3,000l. which Mr. James Frontin has agreed to lend on credit of the Exchequer in general. Ibid.
Same to same to issue to me [Guy] for secret service the 100l. which on the 2nd inst. was ordered to be issued to Mr. Justell, Keeper of the Libraries. Ibid, p. 114.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, the accoutrements for the Earl of Athlone's Regiment, as in the enclosed memorial [missing] from Mr. Clarke, Secretary at War. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 278.
Same to same to send to Whitehall the 26 aulms of Rhenish wine as in the enclosed letter [missing] from the officers of the Board of Greencloth. Ibid.
Same to same to attend my Lords on Friday about your presentment concerning Mris. Aaron Chapman, your report concerning tin seized by Mr. Cole in Cornwall and your report on the petition of Nicholas Barrett touching his ship Greyhound, seized for not being manned according to law. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. My Lords have seen your certificate of moneys due to Sir Step. Evance, Mr. Hen. Cornish and Company for clothes furnished to the Regiment of Col. Tolmach and other Colonels, amounting to 15,400l. 15s. 0d. Please certify my Lords whether there are any other debts of the same or like nature due from the Army and to whom. Ibid, p. 279.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to direct the officers of the Receipt to attend on Tuesday and Wednesday next to receive some loans and other moneys which will be then brought in. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Privy Council, dated Whitehall, the 12th inst., for taking off the embargo from all ships and vessels employed about the fishery of this kingdom and from all ships bound for Ireland and from such ships as are bound to the East Country for Naval stores under the convoy of the Garland frigate, and likewise from all foreign ships and vessels, provided such foreign ships take none of their Majesties' subjects on board them.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 404.
Same to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : the like Order for permitting the ship Richard and Samuel, Thomas Walters master, to proceed on her voyage to Amsterdam, she being laden with stores for his Majesty's service.
Ibid.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Sir Basil Firebrace et al., freighters and owners of the ship William and James, showing that said ship was laden with Portugal wine at Oporto on said Firebrace's proper account and being arrived at Torbay was taken thence by a French privateer and carried to St. Malo ; and praying leave to redeem said ship and cargo and bring it and unlade it at London : said petition being referred from the Queen to the Treasury Lords the 11th inst. Reference Book VI, p. 397.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports of the petition of George Lister, master of the Mary of Dublin, praying payment of some part of the money due to him for hire of said ship, "to enable him to fit her out." Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Commissioners of Excise and of Arrears of Hearthmoney to discharge Robert Fanshaw from the 39l. 13s. 2d. Hearthmoney arrear due from him and to deliver up his surety bonds as late a collector thereof ; he having collected these many years faithfully in London and was then appointed collector of some parts of Hants, where he collected the duty on the landlords for [such of] their tenants who paid not to church and poor [rate], "as was constantly practised in London and other parts" ; by which means he had the ill will of several justices, and for some pretended misdemeanour was committed to Winchester Gaol, but afterwards acquitted at the Sessions : which affair cost him about 30l. : and on the taking off of the Hearthduty, in order to obtain a livelihood he took a voyage to Bermudas and in that voyage was taken by the French and sent prisoner to St. Malo, from whence he is lately returned very infirm and poor, and unable to pay said debt and likely to be made a prisoner during his life if the same shall be recovered from his securities. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 15.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, enclosing a petition [missing] from John Lyford. My Lords desire you to confer on him any employment suitable to his deserts and knowledge in the revenue. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 144.
Same to same, enclosing the petition [missing] of John Kent for a Surveyor General's place in the Customs and Excise, Ireland. My Lords recommend him for same. Ibid, p. 150.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, enclosing the petition [missing] of Mr. Samuel Norman. My Lords recommend him for some suitable employment. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 150.
Same to same. My Lords recommend William Griffith for the place of collector of Sligo port, he being surveyor there at the breaking out of the war in Ireland, since which he has served in the Army here. Ibid, p. 151.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Fitzgerald, praying payment of the arrears of his salary of 436l. per an. from 1688, Michaelmas, as Comptroller of the Musters there. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. [Auditor] Aldworth of the petition of Sir Tho. Dereham, Court Post, praying a dormant warrant for the allowance of 10s. a day, which has been hitherto paid to his predecessors, for extraordinary attendance. Reference Book VI, p. 398.
May 14. Treasury warrant to the officers of the Mint to buy 232l. 10s. 8d. worth of silver, and coin same and pay it to John Ward of London, goldsmith, in satisfaction of the ingot of silver which he delivered to the Mint in December last, but which was stolen on Mar. 3 last when the Assay Office was broken open : it appearing from the Mint officers' report of April 30 last "that the Essay Office is the first Office the importers bring their gold and silver into, which Office for many years on all occasions hath had in it for days and nights great quantities of gold and silver, yet no loss until this time." Money Book XI, pp. 320-1.
Henry Guy to Sir Joseph Herne. Please send my Lords forthwith your promised account concerning the saltpetre of the East India Company. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 279.
Same to Mr. Clarke to procure a royal warrant, to be signed by the Queen, to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces late in Ireland to pay 4,614l. 18s. 4d. to Col. Jo[h]n Coy for his Regiment of Horse, viz. 1,000l. upon account of offreckonings ; 1,779l. 3s. 4d. for four months' personal pay for the commission officers on account of their arrears due before Jan. 1 last ; 635l. 15s. 0d. for the noncommission officers and soldiers and 1,200l. for small accoutrements. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Richard Alcock et al., who have provided clothing for Col. Beveridge's Regiment. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox to assign to Col. Toby Purcell the amount you certify as due to him, "except the two last items." Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to seal up the goods of Mr. Wolseley, Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector of Bavaria, at his house in Sackville Street, near Piccadilly, in order to their transport to Flanders. Ibid, p. 280.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Toll of Norwich, brewer, praying the place of surveyor of wool in the city of Norwich, void by the death of Mr. Wanfleet. Reference Book VI, p. 397.