Entry Book: December 1692, 11-20

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

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December 1692, 11-20

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Dec. 11. Same to Mr. [Aaron] Smith [Treasury Solicitor] to forthwith issue process against John Haley of Winchester for not coming to an account, ut supra, pp. 1869-70, with the artificers lately employed [by Charles II] in building the King's house at Winchester]. Ibid, p. 421.
Dec. 12. Same to Mr. Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay into the Exchequer 2,000l. on account of the fourth of the Customs. Disposition Book XI, p. 48.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces late in Ireland to pay 30l. to Mary and Jane Lillingston for arrears of pay due to their brother, Jarvis Lillingston, as Captain in Col. Gustavus Hamilton's Regiment of Foot. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 421.
Same to same for a same to grant a pension of 2s. a day to Lancelot Robins, lately belonging to the First Troop of Guards. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes, enclosing the duplicates [missing, of the assessment rolls] of the second and third quarters of the Poll for Tredroy [Troedyraur] Hundred, co. Cardigan. Ibid, p. 422.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Hayes to be made a tidesman in fee, London port, loco William Wade, Hayes having served some years as an extraordinary tidesman. My Lords recommend him. Reference Book VI, p. 436.
Dec. 13. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,914l. 19s. 7d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the service of the Forces : to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on credit of the East India goods duties : to be paid over to clear Col. Robert Douglas's Royal Regiment of Foot to Jan. 1 last. Disposition Book XI, p. 48.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 9,144l. 15s. 11d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the service of the Forces : out of like loans ; to be applied as follows : Disposition Book XI, p. 49.
l. s. d.
to clear the Earl of Leven's Regiment to 1691, Dec. 31 5,483 13 0
to clear Col. Monroe's Regiment to same date 3,661 2 11
Same to Mr. Lilley to pay [out of the revenue of the Post Office] 100l. a week from the 21st inst. to the Earl of Rochester until further order on said Earl's annuity of 4,000l. : "and thereupon to discontinue the 100l. a week to me [Guy]." Ibid, p. 48.
Same to Mr. Roberts [Receiver of the Honor of Windsor] to pay what is due to Sir Thomas Duppa on his yearly allowance of 50l. for repairs in the House Park at Windsor ; notwithstanding the restriction of May 19 last, supra, pp. 1640-1. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 422.
Same to the Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall. Send my Lords an account of the payments directed out of the revenue of said Duchy since May 19 last. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners for an abstract of all contracts now in being which have been made at your Board for any stores, materials, works etc. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces lately in Ireland to pay 52,916l. 18s. 7d. as follows, viz. : Ibid.
l. s. d.
to the Commissioners for Transportation 20,000 0 0
to ditto : more 31,916 18 7
to ditto for providing provisions for the four Regiments going for Ireland 1,000 0 0
£52,916 18 7
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Francis Moseley for a collector's place in the Excise. Reference Book VI, p. 436.
Same to the Auditor of Wales of the petition of John Mathias and Mary his wife for renewal of a lease of nine shops in Wrexham in Wales. Ibid.
Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of a lease to Major Francis Dickins of the messuage called Pondhead in the parish of Lyndhurst in New Forest, ut supra, p. 1820. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 112.
Dec. 14. Royal warrant to the Earl of Athlone to pay to Isaac Pereyra 3,540l. 1s. 27/8d. (forthwith upon your receiving the same or any part thereof), he having by your direction, upon the surrender of Limerick, furnished to Patrick Sarsfeild, esq., for the use of the Irish who pursuant to the Articles of said surrender were transported to France, divers provisions necessary to their voyage thither ; for which said Sarsfeild did agree to return to you from France the said full sum, "and it was also agreed that one Daniell Butts should go along with the said Forces in order to obtain and remit the said moneys." King's Warrant Book XVI, p. 425.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant, Ireland, for letters to pass the great seal of Ireland to determine the commission to John Thompson as Agent and Solicitor to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland (as comprised in the commission to the said Revenue Commissioners), with 300l. per an. salary for himself and his clerks : and in lieu thereof to constitute William Trench to the said place or office with said salary payable quarterly from 1692, Christmas : during pleasure. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, pp. 236-7.
Same to same for estimates to be forthwith made and sent to the Treasury Lords for the necessary fortifications of Cork and Kinsale and also of Ross Castle in Ireland. In case there be present necessity of expending money for those services the Lord Lieutenant is hereby authorised to give the necessary orders to the Receiver General of Revenues, Ireland, to pay on account sums not exceeding 6,000l. in the whole. Ibid, pp. 237-8.
Same to same to add 1,000l. per an. from June 24 last to the present allowance of 2,000l. per an. [on the Irish Establishment] for payment of extraordinaries by Concordatums ; and to insert same on all present and future establishments of Ireland : all by reason that it is very necessary that a considerable addition be made to the said allowance for Concordatums. Ibid, p. 238.
Dec. 15. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 5,242l. 19s. 6d. to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the service of the Forces : to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on credit of the East India goods duties : and to be applied to clear to Jan. 1 last the Regiment of Horse lately commanded by Visct. Colchester and now under Lord Berkeley. Disposition Book XI, p. 49.
Same to same to issue 604l. 9s. 6d. to same on same : to be issued out of like loans : and to be paid to John Goudet and Company for clothing the Earl of Monmouth's Regiment of Foot. Ibid.
Same to same to issue as follows out of the Exchequer : viz. : Ibid, p. 50.
l. s. d.
Out of 11,299l. 7s. 2½d. of loans on the borrowing clauses [of the Poll Act] ; 8,510l. 2s. 0d. of the complements of the Excise ; and 7,255l. 16s. 1½d. of moneys that shall first come in on any of the above heads : making in all 27,065l. 5s. 4d.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for a week's subsistence as well to the Forces here as in Flanders, including the Train of Artillery and the several additions lately made 22,525 17 7
to ditto for the gunners in the several garrisons in further part of their arrear 107 18 4
to ditto for Sir Joseph Herne towards answering the value of bills payable in Amsterdam which he gave for the Hanover Forces. 1,208 6 8
to ditto for the families of Visct. Galway's Regiment for the month of November 50 0 0
to ditto for the Baron de Nuville upon his allowance of 8s. per diem to the last [day of] September past 109 4 0
to ditto for Col. Goodwin's Regiment 600 0 0
to ditto upon account of contingencies for the West Indies 500 0 0
to ditto for Mr. Fotherby 100 0 0
to Mr. Fox for a week's subsistence to the Foot Regiments of Col. Foulk, Earl of Meath, La Melonier, Du Cambon and Belcastle 1,027 11 11
to ditto for three weeks' subsistence to Col. Foulk's Regiment 615 1 9
to ditto for the Major of the Blue Guards 108 5 1
to ditto for Lieut. L'Archer of Steenbeck's Troop under Mr. Vander Esch's [care of] pay 113 0 0
Out of 764l. of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise ; and 900l. of low wines : making 1,664l. in all.
to the Keeper of the Privy Purse. 1,000 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 664 0 0
£28,729 5 4
Henry Guy to Lieut. Col. Carpenter. You have refused to satisfy to Mr. Pultney his four months' pay, ut supra, pp. 1923-4. The Treasury Lords last night laid the matter before the King and it is his pleasure that you immediately on sight hereof pay him the money due to him. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 423.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland to make payments as follow :
293l. 15s. 0d. to Major General Trelawney for arrears of pay due to his Regiment.
1,304l. to Col. Tiffin for the like.
899l. 6s. 8d. to Col. Selwin for the like to his Regiment when under the late Major General Kirke.
458l. 3s. 0d. to Aubrey, Earl of Oxford, for the like to his Regiment of Horse.
3,625l. 8s. 0d. to Col. Erle for the like to his Regiment.
Same to Mr. Fox, enclosing the petition [missing] of Lieut. Col. Edward Dutton Colt concerning the 44l. stopped in your hands out of his pay upon the petition of Mr. Geo. Crofts. You are to pay Colt the money, he giving security to answer the debt if it be found due to Crofts. Ibid.
Dec. 16. Money order for 252l. 0s. 9d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries delivered to the officers of said Court for 1692, Michaclmas term. Order Book III, p. 333.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Guy] 272l. 18s. 4d. for secret service : out of any unappropriated money in the Exchequer. Disposition Book XI, p. 51.
Same to same. In this week's [letter of] disposition, p. 1943, there is 664l. directed for me for secret service. It is my Lord's pleasure now that 300l. thereof be ordered to the Duchess of Buckingham by way of advance and that the remaining 364l. be reserved for their disposal. The regular warrant for the issue of said 300l. shall be sent you as soon as they can be passed. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] of money paid to ships etc. by the Treasurer of the Navy between the 3rd and 10th inst. [out of the second 1,000,000l. appropriated by the Act for the second Twelve Months' Aid]. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 424.
Same to the Agents for Taxes, enclosing a letter [missing] from Mr. Christopher Bale concerning the payment of the Quarterly Poll in the East parts of the Hundreds of Wonford and Axminster, co. Devon. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Aldworth to deliver to Mr. Aaron Smith [Treasury Solicitor] copies of patents etc. [concerning Queen's jointure lands] as follows, viz. (1) the patent to Col. Villiers, dated 1661, Aug. 15 ; (2) the Queen Mother's grant, dated 1663, April 6, to Col. Villiers for 21 years ; (3) Col. Villiers' sale to the Duke of York, dated 11 July, 1678, for 8,631l. ; (4) James II's patent, dated 1685, Aug. 28, to the Earl of Rochester, in trust for the late Queen. Ibid.
Same to Baron Lechmere, enclosing a copy [missing] of an order made by the Lords' Committee for Privileges on a petition of the Lord Chief Baron, setting forth his right to the fees paid by accomptants for the respective accompts of the Customs and the three new impositions. The matter is to be heard before the House of Peers on Monday next. Please attend then and signify same to Baron Powell and Baron Turton. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, Dec. 15 inst., for permission to the ship Willing Mind to sail with the convoy to the Canaries, on the petition of John Monacott, master, though she was not entered before Aug. 20 last, she being then in his Majesty's service at Ostend.
Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 19.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney Arrears of the petition of Henry Lewis for an allowance of 103l. 1s. 4d. on his account as late a collector of Hearthmoney. Reference Book VI, p. 436.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the proposal of Visct. Lanesborough and Onesiphorus Albin for the farm of the Aliens' Duties inward at 30,000l. per an. for 17, 14 or 21 years. Ibid, p. 437.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Jno. Smallpeece of Guildford, co. Surrey, tallow chandler, shewing that in 1661 he was appointed head collector of the West Division of said county of a tax and paid the greatest part thereof into the Exchequer, but before he could pay the whole his goods were destroyed by fire and the remaining part being seized were adjudged to be damnified 140l. before sold and that there is a process out [against him] for 129l. 19s. 8d. remaining unpaid : therefore prays to be discharged from same. Reference Book VI, p. 437.
Same to the Commissioners for Transports of the petition of James Trego and other masters of ships who were employed to transport the Danes from Ireland to Ostend : praying that said Commissioners may state their accounts and that they may be paid what shall appear due. Ibid.
Same to William Tailer of the petition of Anthony Trethewy to add two lives to his interest in the park of Hellesbury and Lanteglos in the Duchy of Cornwall. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of James Roche, praying a grant of the ferries undisposed of in Ireland and of the Crown rents payable for same. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 236.
Dec. 19. Money warrant for 6,864l. 9s. 7d. to Edward Brewster and Dorothy Newcomb, executrix of Thomas Newcomb, to complete 11,864l. 9s. 7d. due to them for printing Acts of Parliament etc., ut supra, p. 1931. (Money order dated Dec. 20 hereon.) Money Book XI, p. 471. Order Book III, p. 333.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Guy] for secret service 64l. out of the 364l. reserved out of 664l. in accordance with the letter of the 16th inst. The remaining 300l. is still to be reserved till further order from my Lords. Disposition Book XI, p. 52.
Same to Tracey Pauncefort and Paul Darby, clothiers of Col. Lloyd's Regiment. My Lords have read Charles Fox's report on the petition of Sheldon Vicaridge, sword cutler, praying payment of 196l. 19s. 6d. for swords, belts, bandaliers, cartridge boxes, knapsacks and other necessaries furnished by him to Col. Edward Lloyd's Regiment. It appears by said report that only 151l. 17s. 4d. remains in your hands of the moneys issued to you for clothing said Regiment. You are forthwith to pay this sum to him as in part of his said account. Ibid.
Same to the Agents [for Taxes], enclosing the duplicates [missing, of the assessment rolls] of the third quarterly payment of the Poll in the South Division of the Hundred of East, co. Cornwall. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 425.
Same to the same, enclosing the like [missing] for the Hundred of Clackclose, co. Norfolk. Ibid.
[?] Same to Mr. Pereyra, enclosing the petition [missing] of Edmund Savage, praying payment of 4l. 7s. 6d. due to him as a waggoner under you in Ireland. My Lords direct you forthwith to pay same. Ibid.
Dec. 19. Henry Guy to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed letter [missing] of Col. Carpenter, informing that he has paid Capt. Pultney his four months, but notwithstanding the King's letter Capt. Desageaux insists on it still as his right and will not repay it, and therefore praying to be reimbursed. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 425.
Same to Mr. Ryley, enclosing a letter [missing] from the Navy Commissioners, informing my Lords there is a very great occasion of knees, standards and compass timber for the Navy. You are to go with Mr. John Bowyer, one of the Purveyors of the Navy, and mark 300 loads of such timber in Windsor Forest. You are to give my Lords an account thereof before you proceed to fell it. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Sotherne to lay before the Admiralty Lords the enclosed petition [missing] of Jane Ridge (who is employed at Portsmouth in providing beer for the Navy), praying protection for a master and ten sailors to go to Newcastle for coals to carry on her brewery. My Lords recommend her petition. Ibid, p. 426.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland to pay 456l. 13s. 0d. to Charles Thompson, Chirurgeon General of the Hospital in Ireland, for the balance of account due to him and his mate to Jan. 1 last, as stated and allowed by the Commissioners of Accounts, Ireland. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, Dec. 15 inst., for the Victualling Commissioners to contract with the owner of the Martin's Delight, Capt. John Atkinson commander, 240 tons, 16 guns, 24 men, now at Portsmouth, to carry provisions to the West Indies, instead of a ship bulged at Spithead, "so as nevertheless the fleet going to the Plantations do not stay upon this occasion" ; and for the Customs Commissioners to take off the embargo from said ship.
Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 19.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Christopher Gibbons for a tidesman's place [London port] loco Thomas Hope, deceased. Reference Book VI, p. 437.
Report to the Treasury Lords [from William Blathwayt] on the Earl of Inchiquin's memorial, ut supra, p. 1938. By the minutes of the Council of Jamaica of Jan. 7 last it appears that 721l. 10s. 7d. had been taken out of the Treasury there to supply the King's frigate Drake ; for payment whereof bills were drawn by Capt. Sprag, commander of said frigate, on the Navy Board and the value was received by Samuel Robertson, merchant in London, agent to the late Earl of Inchiquin, during his [Jamaica] government, and was to have been repaid by his Lordship [to the Treasury] in Jamaica : whereupon the President of [the Council of] that island has since, by letters, directed said Robertson to pay said money to Sir William Beeston or Bartholomew Gracedieu, merchants in London, for the service of the island (to the use whereof it was appropriated by Act of Assembly), but Robertson alleges he has already disposed of the said money by order of the said late Earl. The present Earl seems willing to direct his agents in Jamaica to pay said sum into the Treasury there, if not already satisfied, or to give security to pay same here to the Agents of the island if there be no money or merchantable commodities in the hands of his agents there. The present Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General of Jamaica may therefore be ordered not to lay any attachment on the Earl's effects in Jamaica. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 392-3.
Dec. 20. Treasury warrant to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney Arrears to pay 6 per cent. interest to William Smyth, Paymaster to the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, on 3,000l. tallies levied in March, 1690-1, on the arrears of Hearthmoney for half a year due to said Band to 1690, Sept. 29 ; the same having been designed for ready money, and therefore no interest ordered for same, but nevertheless a great part thereof is yet unpaid and in all probability will be a great while in paying. Money Book XI, p. 472.
Money warrant for 958l. 12s. 4d. to Robert Squibb, junr., upon account, towards the redemption of English captives in slavery at Algiers or other places. (Money order dated Dec. 23 hereon.) Ibid, p. 473. Order Book III, p. 334.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 796l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the service of the Works : to be issued out of loans to be made by Mr. Mathew Banks on credit of the three fourths of the Customs : and to be paid to said Banks for so much due to him on riding charges and disbursements, 1688, Nov., to 1692, Nov., as Master Carpenter [to the Works]. (Same to said Lloyd to so pay same.) Disposition Book XI, p. 53.
Same to same to issue 6,864l. 9s. 7d. to Edward Brewster and Dorothy Newcomb, ut supra, p. 1945 : same to be satisfied out of loans to be made into the Exchequer as follows on credit of the three fourths of the Customs : viz. : 1,109l. to be lent by John Baskett ; 1,783l. by William Proctor ; 1,152l. 7s. 6d. by Edward Darrell ; 171l. by Henry Hatley ; 135l. by Roger Atlee ; 1,114l. 2s. 1d. by Edward Brewster ; 1,400l. by Dorothy Newcomb. Ibid, p. 55.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Send me a copy to-morrow of Mr. Whiston's "Proposal for his Majesty to be the insurer of ships," which paper was delivered to you at your last attending my Lords. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 426.
Same to the [King's] printers. You expect for the future to receive payment at the Exchequer for the printing and delivering of Acts of Parliament, Proclamations, Public Prayers, speeches etc. and for the stationery wares you shall furnish for the service of the two Houses of Parliament and several Offices. It is my Lords' pleasure that from time to time upon your receiving any orders or directions for printing and delivering any such printed matter or stationery wares you take care to have inserted in the said orders or directions the particular uses and to whom and in what proportion such prints or wares are to be delivered : and from time to time you are to make a special representation thereof to my Lords for their allowance or disallowance before you deliver out any of the things required. Ibid, pp. 426-7.
Henry Guy to Sir Henry Fane to attend my Lords on Tuesday, Jan. 10 next, at their hearing of Mris. Dela Haye's petition concerning some persons employed by you going to build against her houses on the ground adjoining St. James's Park lately granted to Mr. Kent and Mr. Musgrave in trust for you, and complaining of "so hard a composition as 10s. a foot." Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 427.