Volume 20: October 1-December 30, 1692

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Calendar of Treasury Papers, Volume 1, 1556-1696. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1868.

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October 1–December 30, 1692

Oct. 1.
1. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of William Turner, one of the King's waiters in the port of London, praying leave to surrender the office in favour of Nicholas Raynton; not objecting thereto. Dated 1 Oct 1692.
Also the petition and a letter of the petitioner. 2½ pages.
Oct. 5. 2. Presentment by the Comrs for Transportation to the Lords of the Treasury, asking to be allowed the sums referred to in their previous presentment of 28 Sept. Dated 5 Oct. 1692. 1½ pages.
[? About
Oct. 5.]
3. A letter of Thomas Pottinger, of Belfast, merchant, to Sir Stephen Fox, one of the Lords of the Treasury, stating that he had impaired his stock by his zeal for their Majesties, and desired to be paid 103l. 8s. which he had lent to and disbursed to several officers of the army. His other services might be considered when their Majesties' affairs admitted. He had discovered 4,261l. due to their Majesties upon prize goods in Ireland, and begged to be allowed to speak with their Lordships.
Minuted:—“5th Octo. 1692. Agreed to be assigned.”
Accompanied by his petition.
The petition minuted:—“To bee deducted when the souldiers are paid.” 2 pages (quarto).
Oct. 5.]
4. Petition of Thomas Johnson, Esq. to the Lords of the Treasury, showing that his father was “a Coldstreamer” and very instrumental in the restoration of King Charles the Second, and in the present revolution; in consideration of which the petitioner enjoyed a grant of the rents of the manor of Liskeard, parcel of the duchy of Cornwall: praying that their Lordships' order to stop the payment of the same might be revoked.
Minuted:—“The stop to continue, 5th Oct. '92.” ½ page.
Oct. 7. 5. Report of Lord Ranelagh to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Edward Evans and other inhabitants of “Lusom,” Greenwich, and Deptford, complaining of disorders committed by the Earl of Argyle's regiment, and praying payment of 34l. 11s. 5d.; stating that he had sent the petition and several papers annexed to it, to Mr. David Camball, agent to the regiment, whose reply accompanies the report, together with the other papers. Dated 7 Oct. 1692. 11 pages or parts of pages.
Oct. 12. 6. Memorial of the Comrs for sick and wounded seamen, &c. to the Lords of the Treasury, in the same terms as that of 28th Sept., except that nothing is said about the Savoy debt. Dated 12 Oct. 1692. 1 page.
Oct. 12. 7. Presentment of the Comrs for Transportation to the Lords of the Treasury, asking to be allowed the sums referred to in the previous presentment of 5 Oct. (one or two being a little altered), and in addition 55l. 10s. to the master of the ship “William and Alice,” for piloting their Majesties' ships up the River Shannon, whereby the siege of Limerick was much advanced; 286l. to Obadiah Butler whose ship was lost in carrying provisions from London to Ireland; and 6,598l. 13s. 9d. to the masters of 14 ships which carried horses, &c. to Holland. Dated 12 Oct. 1692. 1½ pages.
Oct. 17. 8. Report of Mr. Chas. Fox to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Theophilus Hill; praying payment of 65l. 8s. 6d., due for belts delivered to Col. Herbert's regiment of foot. Dated 17 Oct. 1692.
Written on the back of the report.
Minuted:—“16 June 1693. Agreed according to the report.” 1½ pages.
Oct. 19. 9. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of John Taylor, landwaiter in the port of London; praying to be allowed to resign his employment in favour of Richard Browne, keyman. Not objecting thereto, “But the constant opinion and practice of this Board has been, by all meanes, to discountenance and discourage any private agreement for the surrendering or obteyning any of the places upon the establishment; that ye filling up ye same may be without any other consideration besides the fitnesse of the person presented.” Dated 19 Oct. 1692.
Accompanied by the petition. 2 pages.
Oct. 21–
Jan. 17.
10. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Michael Clipsham, setting forth that he had served upwards of five years as deputy King's waiter, but had received none of the allowance of 20l. per ann., appointed to be paid by the principals (Mr. Talman and Mr. Apprice) to their deputies; laying before their Lordships the difficulty they were placed in by the refusal of the two patent officers to pay the allowance, and suggesting that their salaries should be withheld until they made payment. Dated 21 Oct. 1692.
Eight enclosures, one of which is a presentment that the above officers were about to surrender their offices, and had not then paid the petitioner. Dated 17 Jan. 1692.
With minutes that the officers were to attend their Lordships and give their answers. 6 pages and 4 halves.
Oct. 21. 11. Report of Viscount Sydney [Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of George Phillips, Esq., and on several reports and papers annexed, viz., as to the debt owed by Joseph Dean and John Stepney to their Majesties, which far exceeded what was due to them out of the petitioner's estate [in the county of Londonderry, which was mortgaged to them for 3,669l. 17s. 2d.]; in favour of the petitioner [who prayed for a release for the money due on the mortgage]. Dated 21 Oct. 1692.
Accompanied by the petition, which is minuted on the dorse:—“R. to Mr. Lowndes to report what Dean & Stepney's proportion of the debt due to the King upon that undertaking does amount unto, 16th Febr. 1690–1.
And again:—“To be referred to the Commissioners of Ireland to report the whole matter & their opinion therein.”
There are also the report of the Comrs of Revenue for Ireland, Mr. Lowndes' report, and six other papers on the same subject.
[It is stated in one of the other reports that he rendered very important service to their Majesties, particularly in preserving the city of Londonderry from falling into the hands of the Irish]. 18 pages.
Oct. 22. 12. Letter by command of the Lords of the Admiralty to Henry Guy, Esq., secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, sending copy of a letter received from the Comrs for sick and wounded seamen, &c. Dated 22 Oct. '92.
Also the copy of letter, stating that the Comrs had ineffectually solicited the Lords of the Treasury for payment of about 1,200l., charged by commanders of ships at Barbadoes, for the sick and wounded seamen, sent on shore there, &c. 1½ pages.
[? About
Oct. 24.]
13. Copy of a certificate by the “Earl of Longford and Granard,” showing that Nicholas Gaynor, of Black Castle, in the county of Westmeath, “behaved himself with all civility, respect, and friendship towards the Protestants in this neighbourhood, whom he assisted in all good offices within his power, during the government of the late King James and the Earl of Tyrconnell;” also that he was illtreated by the Irish for inclining to the English interest. Dated 19 Feb. 1690–1.
Also copy of two other certificates to the same effect; dated 3 Dec. 1690 and 24 Oct. 1692. 3 pages.
Oct. 24. 14. Letter of Viscount Sydney, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to the Lords of the Treasury, about the allowance of 40s. to the clerk of the crown, for each person outlawed; stating that he had put a stop to the allowance, as there were already 4,000 persons outlawed, and the number was daily increasing. Dated 24 Oct. 1692. 2 pages.
Oct. 26. 15. Presentment of the Comrs for Transportation to the Lords of the Treasury, asking to be allowed most of the sums referred to in the presentment of 12 Oct., and in addition, for 7,311l. 18s. 11d. for masters of 17 ships that carried horses to Holland; they further report that they were discharging the transport ships from Flanders as fast as they could, but were delayed by their requiring convoy home, &c. Dated 26 Oct. 1692. 2½ pages.
Oct. 31. 16. Memorial of the Lords of the Admiralty to the Lords of the Treasury, desiring their Lordships to order money to satisfy bills of exchange for about 1,200l. unpaid, for sick and wounded seamen in the West Indies. Dated 31 Oct. '92.
Minuted:—“Munday afternoone.” 1 page.
Oct. 31. 17. Report of Sir John Somers, Attorney-General, addressed to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Adolphus Curtius, Esq., son of Sir William Curtius, Bart; (1), respecting the services of the petitioner's father, rendered to Kings Charles I. and Charles II., as resident with the Princes of Germany, and the amount due to him (14,255l.), which remained unsatisfied at his death, &c.; (2), as to a grant of the abbey of Newenham, in the parish of Godlington, near the town of Bedford. Advising that the petitioner might be gratified in this respect, “because then it will be the interest of the petitioner to defend his own title, and thereby support the right of the Crown,” &c. Dated 31 Oct. 1692.
Minuted:—“24 Apr. '93. The Lords do not thinke fit to advise the King to dispose of any forfeited lands to particular persons.”
Also the petition and a letter of the Secretary of the Treasury 4 pages.
Nov. 2. 18. Letter of the Lords of the Admiralty to the Lords of the Treasury, desiring them to take care for the speedy supply of such money and credits as were wanting for paying the short allowance money to the companies of the squadron going to the West Indies, the squadron being ready to sail. Dated 2 Nov. 1692.
Minuted:—“My Lords have already discoursed & settled this with the Commissioners of the Navy.” 1 page.
Nov. 2. 19. Presentment of the Comrs for Transportation to the Lords of the Treasury, to be allowed the same sums as they asked for, in their presentment of 26 Oct., and for 12,422l. 7s. 5d. for discharging 35 transport ships which came from Flanders. Dated 2 Nov. 1692. 1½ pages.
Nov. 5. 20. Memorial of Mr. Aaron Smith, praying the Lords of the Treasury to order the Auditor for Northamptonshire to give Pipwell Abbey, and other lands, &c., in Oakley, Rushton, and Wilbarton, in Northamptonshire (late the Lord Powis'), in charge to the Receiver General. Dated 5 Nov. 1692.
Minuted:—“Ordered to bee done.” ½ page.
Nov. 8. 21. “An accot of the money that has been designed for ye Navy, by the several Parliaments since 1688, with what hath been received thereof, and what remains in arrear to the 8 of Novembr 1692.”
With “a state of this year's account distinctly to the 8th of Nov. 1692.” 3 pages.
Nov. 8 22. Memorial of the Comrs for sick and wounded seamen, &c., to the Lords of the Treasury, stating their debt for the French prisoners, and bringing them over amounted to about 4,662l. 10s., and that the agents and marshals say they must starve the prisoners, or beg leave to let them go at large. Praying a supply to suppress these clamours. Dated 8 Nov. 1692.
Also a duplicate signed by one more Comr. 2 pages.
Nov. 9. 23. Presentment of the Comrs for Transportation to the Lords of the Treasury, asking for the payment of the sums of 2,888l., 760l., 456l. 15s., and 1,068l. 15s., previously sought for, and for 19,422l. 7s. 5d. for the discharge of the freight of ships for 300l. to masters of Scotch ships that brought three regiments of foot from Leith to the Thames, viz., for the time they lay wind-bound in Leith Roads, for 126l. 17s. 9d. for provisions for forces carried to Holland, being at sea longer than eight days, for 425l. to pay ships laying unemployed a month and six days being ready to convey horses. Further praying their Lordships to represent them so to His Majesty that they might stand right in his opinion, it having been represented that certain oats laid in for the descent, and then brought back from Ostend, were “naught,” and not fit to be kept for further use, whereas they were then so good that they could have the price they paid for them. Dated 9 Nov. 1692. 2½ pages.
Nov. 10. 24. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Thomas Cooke, respecting a mistake in the entry of certain “perpetuanos” and “Colchester bays” entered outwards in the port of London, advising relief to be granted. Dated 10 Nov. 1692.
Minuted:—“Agreed to ye rept ye officer being gratifyd for his paines & trouble.”
Also the petition and an affidavit. 2½ pages.
Nov. 10. 25. Proposal made by the Lord Lanesboro' and Onesiphorus Albin as to farming the aliens duties upon goods imported. They proposed to pay 30,000l. per ann. for the farm, that they should be made Comrs of Customs, that they should have the benefit of the King's part during the farm, upon all goods “taken upon the run,” and Albin was to deposit 30,000l. in the Exchequer, and to be allowed 8l. per cent. thereon, &c. Dated 10 Nov. 1692.
Minuted:—“2 Dec. '92. Referred to the Commiss. of the Customes.”
Also [a little later in date]:—
The reply of James, Viscount Lanesboro', and Onesiphorus Albin to the answer of the Comrs of the Customs, made to their last proposal, of getting farmers to advance the customs by strictly collecting all manner of duties which aliens and all that came under that head ought to pay. 4¼ pages.
Nov. 12. 26. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of John Lavie, a French refugee, who was bound for Giles Biggs, of London, merchant, a bankrupt, on whose bankruptcy the petitioner was arrested and imprisoned; praying to be discharged from his bonds and imprisonment. Dated 12 Nov. 1692.
Minuted:—(1.) “Mr Lowndes to state his case to bee laid before the King.
(2.) “If his Maty pleases to signe a warrant to Mr Attorney to supersede the processe the petr will be enlarged.
(3.) “Processe to be stopt.”
Accompanied by four enclosures. 3½ pages.
Nov. 12. 27. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Mary Jones, widow, setting forth that the petitioner's father-in-law, Robert Jones, was customer and collector of the customs in the port of Lyme, and when the late Duke of Monmouth landed there he took from her father, by violence, 200l. of the King's money, and afterwards, her husband dying in that employment, was charged with between 300l. and 400l., which was then required of the petitioner, of which the above 200l. formed part. Recommending allowance to be made her for the 200l. Dated 12 Nov. 1692.
Accompanied by four enclosures. 3 pages and 3 halves.
Nov. 16. 28. “Journall of the orders to, and proceedings of, the Comrs for Transportacion, in matters relating to the desent” [upon France, then projected], commencing thus:
“1691–2, March 5. Order from the Earle of Nottingham to the Commrs of Transportation, to provide shipping for 3,500 men and 380 horses, to be ready at Kinsale by the end of that month, and shipping for 4,000 men and 1,500 horses, to be ready in the river of Thames by the end of April.”
The journal is continued to 22 July, but is dated Nov. 16, 1692. 12 pages.
Nov. 16. 29. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Robert Master and other merchants of London, owners and laders of the ship “William,” which was captured by the French, praying for licence to redeem the ship, and import the goods without seizure. Dated 16 Nov. 1692.
Minuted:—“Cannot bee granted.”
Also the petition and an affidavit. 2½ pages.
Nov. 18. 30. Certificate of D. Pigeon, Deputy Auditor, on perusing the accounts of Richard Kent, Esq., late Receiver General and cashier of the Customs, for a year ended at Michaelmas 1688, as to what appeared to be due to John Harrison, comptroller of customs of Ipswich. Dated 18 Nov. 1692. ½ page.
Nov. 22
and 26.
31. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, laying before their Lordships such things as had occurred to their observation as fit to be altered or amended in the laws relating to customs, the laws fit to be renewed, and such other things tending to the enlargement or improvement of the revenue. Dated 22 Nov. 1692.
Also a letter of Mr. Sansom, dated 26 Nov. 1692, relating thereto.
Accompanied by three enclosures, headed,—
(1.) “Further rules and instructions, by way of explanation and supply, of such laws as have been found either obscure or insufficient for preventing abuses and frauds in the exercise of trade, and payment of their Maties customs.
(2.) “A memorial of the laws relating to the customs and other duties, under the management of the Comrs, which are now expiring.
(3.) “A proposal for the rectifying a mistake in the late Act for laying an imposition upon East India goods, the laying a further duty on French goods, the encouragement of seizers and takers of prize goods, and for raising more money upon merchandise for their Maties supply.” 12 pages and 2 halves.
Nov. 24. 32. Memorial of the Comrs for sick and wounded seamen, &c. to the Lords of the Treasury, computing their arrears for prisoners at 5,000l., and asking for tallies upon the East India goods, or other proper fund, to supply this exigency if they could not obtain money. Dated 24 Nov. 1692. 1 page.
Nov. 28. 33. Letter of John Povey to Mr. Guy stating that the Lords of the Committee of Trade and Plantations would expect at their meeting to receive the opinion of the Lords of the Treasury upon the petition of the Assembly of Maryland, touching the 12d. per hogshead for 25 ships that left that province in 1690, which they prayed might be received by Col. Copley; as also upon Col. Copley's proposal touching bonds to be taken from ships trading to Maryland. Dated 28 Nov. 1692.
Accompanied by another letter by him of 26 Nov., and a letter signed Jo. Knight, on the same subject; and the report of John Povey to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of the Assembly of Maryland, concerning the impost money of 25 ships that came from that province without paying the duties there, in the year 1690, stating that, by an Act of the Assembly of Maryland, 2s. a hogshead on tobacco exported thence was granted to the lord proprietor of Maryland, of which one moiety was appropriated to the Government, and on taking that province under the protection of the crown Her Majesty in Council, on 26 Feb. 1690, ordered one moiety of the 2s. per hogshead to be applied for government of Maryland, and the other to be received by the Lord Baltemore, as proprietor of that province; and Col. Copley was directed to take care that one quarter part of the moiety should be applied to maintain a magazine for the defence of the country, and to receive the remaining three-quarter parts to his own use, as Governor of that province. The Convention of Maryland had disposed of 940l. of the moiety of the impost for 1692, before the arrival of Col. Copley; the Assembly prayed that Col. Copley might have the whole moiety of the impost for the 25 ships, but the Receiver-General of Customs was directed to demand from the masters of 26 ships (which came from Maryland in 1690, without paying the duties,) 1,730l. 19s. (whereof the moiety of the impost of 2s. per hogshead, amounted to about 735l. 15s.), and the Receiver-General was directed to pay to the Lord Baltemore 465l. 19s. from the moiety of the impost of 2s. a hogshead from the said 26 ships; in consideration of the like sum due to Lord Baltemore, out of the duties received from several ships in 1690, and no account being rendered by the Receiver-General he could not inform their Lordships whether any part of the 1,730l. 19s., due from the 26 ships, had been received, &c. Dated 23 Sept. 1692. 6 pages.
Nov. 29. 34. Letter signed John Knight to Henry Guy, Esq., enclosing a copy of what he sent on 1 Oct. Dated 29 Nov. 1692.
[The copy is not now with it.] ½ page.
Nov. 29. 35. Letter from John Sansom to Mr. Guy, sending the Comrs [of Customs'] report upon the extract of a proposal made by Col. Copley, Governor of Maryland, and their report upon a draught of instructions, prepared for the Principal Comrs of Prizes. Dated 29 Nov. 1692.
These papers are not now united, but there is a letter signed Jo. Knight, transmitting an account containing the several sums received for the duties and revenue belonging to the colony of Maryland, and what had been paid and issued by their Lordships' warrants. Dated 28 Nov. 1692. 2 pages.
Dec. 1. 36. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the Act of Prohibition of French Commodities, viz., how to qualify it, so as to give encouragement to the taking prizes, yet so as to prevent collusion, and all fraudulent importations, under pretence of capture. Dated 1 Dec. 1692. 1½ pages.
Dec. 1.
37. Petition of Capt. Walter Wareing to the Lords of the Treasury, showing that he raised a company in the regiment of foot commanded by Henry, late Lord Herbert of Cherbery, and frequently subsisted them, but by sickness, contracted in Ireland, he was forced to retire to England, and 93l. 3s. were due to him; praying an order to the Paymaster-General to pay the same.
Minuted:—“Referred to Mr. Fox.”
Accompanied by his account, certified on 1 Dec. 1692. 2 pages.
Nov. 30 and
Dec. 5.
38. Presentment by the Comrs for Transportation to the Lords of the Treasury, as to the sum requisite for sending four regiments of foot and 100 horses for the officers from England to Ireland, including the estimate for provisions; also mentioning that 809 quarters of oats from Ostend were landed, 12 of which were damnified, the rest being good and worth 14s. a quarter; asking whether they were to be kept or sold. Dated 30 Nov. 1692.
Repetition of the presentment in the same terms, dated 5 Dec. 1692.
In the margin is this minute:—“1,000l. to bee pd presently for ye provisions.” 2 pages.
Dec. 6. 39. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of William Pennell, master of the ketch called the “Crane,” of Dartmouth, which vessel, on its arrival at Virginia, ran aground, and part of the goods were put on board another vessel, thereby incurring forfeiture; recommending the case to the favourable consideration of their Lordships. Dated 6 Dec. 1692.
Minuted:—“My Lords agree to this rept.”
Accompanied by the petition and an affidavit. 3½ pages.
Dec. 8. 40. Report of the Comrs for Transports to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of John Edwards, master of the ship “John,” of Bristol, advising that he should be paid the amount of his claim (68l.), he having been forced into the worst kind of service, viz., the carrying sick men to the hazard of his health and that of his seamen. Dated 8 Dec. 1692
Minuted:—“Respited, 16 June 1693.”
Also the petition. 2 pages.
Dec. 10. 41. Proposal by the Lords of the Admiralty, as to the payment of the two marine regiments, &c. out of moneys to be particularly appointed for that service. Dated 10 Dec. 1692.
Minuted:—“To see what the whole service comes to, to be paid on the navy ‘against Sunday.’” 1 page.
Dec. 12. 42. Report of the [Commissioners] of Ordnance to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of John Harris to His Majesty for the storekeeper's place at Windsor Castle; recommending that the place be discontinued, as no way useful, and a saving of 50l. a year; but if the King thinks it should be continued, that they may enjoy their ancient power of disposing of such employments without control, and, having previously refused to appoint the petitioner, that they may appoint one of the clerks of their office, as it was their humble opinion that the petitioner having applied himself in the manner he had done, after a refusal, was the highest contempt imaginable put on them, &c. Dated 12 Dec. 1692.
Minuted:—“28 Dec. '92. The place to bee sunke.”
The petition and letter of the Secretary to the Treasury. 3 sheets.
Dec. 13.]
43. Report of Philip Ryley [Esq., Surveyor-General of Forests south of Trent], on the offices of surveyor of the King's lands, and surveyor of the woods; stating that those offices were united until 27 Hen. 8, when the Court of Augmentations was erected, and that in the 33d year the Court of General Surveyors was erected, the Lord St. John being Surveyor-General of Woods; stating various probable reasons for the establishment of the latter office, amongst which the enrolment of leases of the crown lands, the omission of which had caused great wastes, particularly in St. Leonard's and Rockingham forests. Suggesting the re-union of those offices, and asking for 100l. per ann. for clerks; 200l. per ann. being usually the salary of the surveyor of the lands, and 200l. more for extras.
Minuted:—“13 Dec. 1692. This to bee read when the Lords consider this proposall for his place.” 2 pages.
Dec. 14. 44. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of James Hayes to be admitted as a tidesman in fee in place of William Wade; that they had nothing to object as to his qualifications, but “that the petitioner is not of that rank of extraordinary tydesmen, out of wch this Board hath alwayes presented tydesmen in fee; and also that the constant opinion of this Board has been against private bargaining for surrendering or transferring offices.” Dated 14 Dec. 1692.
Minuted:—“Agreed with the Report.”
Accompanied by the petition. 2 pages.
Dec. 16. 45. Presentment by the Comrs of Transportation to the Lords of the Treasury, seeking for 2,888l., for a claim for provisions for 2,000 Irish, carried to Hamburg, referred to in previous presentments of 14 Sept., &c., for 1,575l. 19s. 9d. remaining upon their presentment of 29th past, for provisions, freight, &c. for four regiments of foot, with the officers' horses from Bristol and Biddeford; also for 17,535l. 0s. 8d. for freight of 36 ships discharged from the transport service. Dated 16 Dec. 1692. 1 page.
Dec. 17. 46. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Chidley Brook, receiver of the revenue of New York, praying for power to be granted him to make one or more deputies under him; not objecting to his being allowed to do so. Dated 17 Dec. 1692.
Also the petition. 2 pages.
Dec. 17. 47. Letter of Viscount Sydney, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to the Lords of the Treasury, stating that he had considered the petition of Sir Joseph Horn, Knt, &c., and that he found by the annexed certificate from several of the officers who held out at Ballyshannon and other adjacent garrisons in the co. of Donnegall, for the King, against King James, that there was used by the garrisons of Ballyshannon, Donnegall, and Castledooran, several goods which belonged to Henry Caldwell, Esq., one of the petitioners, and that he was never compensated for them. He could not tell the value of the goods, but was of opinion that the petitioner should receive satisfaction for whatever he made out their value to be. Dated Dublin Castle 17 Dec. 1692.
Minuted:—“11 Apr. '93. The petr to come & make out wt ye value of ye goods were according to my Lds rept.”
Accompanied by the petition and certificate referred to, and the letter from their Lordships, referring the matter to the Lord Lieutenant. 4 pages.
Dec. 19. 48. Letter of the Lords of the Admiralty to the Lords of the Treasury, reminding them that there was no care taken for furnishing Sir Francis Wheler with money or credit for defraying the charge of sick and wounded seamen who should be put on shore in the West Indies. Dated 19 Dec. 1692.
With a brief enclosure. 1 page.
Dec. 22. 49. Letter of the Lords of the Admiralty to the Lords of the Treasury, sending extracts of two letters from the Comrs of the Navy and Victualling, applying for money, and desiring their Lordships to take care for a timely supply for the Navy. Dated 22 Dec. 1692.
Accompanied by the two extracts. 3 pages.
Dec. 30. 50. Letter from the Lords of the Admiralty, desiring that accounts of all moneys paid by Order of Council unto the Vice-Admirals of the counties, upon account of impresting seamen for the service of the fleet, should be sent to the principal officers and Comrs of the Navy as soon as might be. Dated 30 Dec. 1692. 1 page.
Dec. 30. 51. Presentment by the Comrs for Transportation to the Lords of the Treasury, the first two entries of which are the same as in the previous presentment, of 16 Dec.; asking also for 21,116l. 17s. 2d., being the freight of 41 ships discharged from the transport service, &c. Dated 30 Dec. 1692. 1¼ pages.
Dec. 30. 52. Letter of the Lords of the Admiralty to the Lords of the Treasury, desiring them to take care that money should be presently furnished, for paying the arrears of the “Mary,” “Assistance,” and other ships, nearly ready for sea, equal with the rest of the fleet. Dated 30 Dec. 1692. 1 page.
53. Report signed “Coningsby” [to the Lords of the Treasury], on the petition of Capt. Abraham Blacksford, in favour of the payment of 60l. to such person as he might depute, he having been indisposed when other officers were paid their arrears in Ireland. Undated. Coningsby, a Lord Justice in 1692.
Minuted:—“Ordered.” 1 page.
54. Petition of Robert Johnson and others, to the Lords of the Treasury, praying their Lordships to grant them tallies for 533l. 5s., in payment of equipage, by them furnished for the regiment commanded by the Hon. Edward Fitz Gerald Villiers, in May 1690. Undated, but the present year 1692 mentioned. 1 page (quarto).
1692. 55. A paper docquetted, “Allowances to Garter King-of-Armes, and other officers of arms, upon carrying the Garter to foreign Princes, extracted from ye Signet Office.” Consisting of abstracts of warrants in connexion therewith, from 1668 to 1692.
Accompanied by another paper, “Extracted out of the books of the Heralds' Office, and from the printed book of the Order of the Garter, respecting other allowances to that officer in the reigns of Edw. VI. and Elizabeth.” 3½ pages.
[? 1692.] 56. Petition of the clothiers of the first regiment of Foot Guards, concerned with Mr. Harnage in clothing the regiment, stating that Mr. Harnage agreed with them to procure tallies upon the clause of the Poll Act, for all the moneys due to them for clothing the regiment for 1691 and 1692; and to raise moneys to be lent into the Exchequer. He required 6 per cent. from the petitioners for the moneys or for the tallies he should obtain from their Lordships, to clear the contracts, promising to pay his own proportion of charge. He procured the loan of the moneys, and their Lordships granted tallies upon East India goods, and appropriated 12,199l. 16s. 8d. towards clearing the clothiers' contracts; since which Mr. Harnage by his interest at the Earl of Ranelagh's office, had received the full sum (1,300l.) due on his own contract, and 706l. under pretence of 6 per cent. for fees and gratuities, though not upon the clause of the Poll Act, and making other complaints against him, and praying that their Lordships would immediately cause him to deposit the 706l. and the 400l. (received more than his due proportion) in the agent's hands, to the end that each man might receive his share, paying his part of the charge.
The answer of Richard Harnage to the petition of the clothiers of their Majesties' first regiment of Foot Guards.
The return to Mr. Harnage's allegations (in eight paragraphs) in answer to a petition of the clothiers of the first regiment of Foot Guards; transmitting a copy of the contract between them and the said Harnage and praying for a hearing by counsel, before their Lordships, or for redress.
Accompanied by the copy. Dated 21 Oct. 1692.
The petition is minuted thus:—
“Referred to my L. Ranelagh, who is desired to call all parties before him, & to examine the truth of the matter, & to report the state of the case, & his opinion what is fit to be done in it.” 4 pages.
[? 1692.] 57. Petition of John Percivall, Esq., to the King, showing that there appeared to be due to him, as Governor of the fixed and moving hospitals in Ireland and the officers employed under him 1,050l. 7s. 3d.; that the Earl of Athlone, the then Commander-in-Chief in Ireland, gave a warrant on 1 Dec. 1691, for payment of the same, which the paymaster, from want of money, could not honour; praying for payment, or a grant of certain lands in the county of Meath, belonging to a forfeited estate. Without date. 1 page.
1692. 58. Memoranda as to an information in Easter Term, 3 Will. & Mar., against John Davies of Penn, in the county of Buckingham, clerk, for a grand misdemeanor, and as to the fine of 100 marks laid on him, for which he was to be imprisoned until it should be paid. 1 page.
[? 1692.] 59. Petition of Francis Watts to the Lords of the Treasury, praying for employment as a landwaiter in the island of Jersey, or any of the Western ports.
Minuted:—“Referred to the Commiss. of Customs.”
Also a certificate in his favour by the inhabitants of Jersey, signed and sealed by them. Dated 27 Sept. 1692. 2 pages.
[? 1692.] 60. Petition of John Harrison, controller of customs in the port of Ipswich, to the Lords of the Treasury, for a warrant for payment of his salary, from Christmas 1688 to Michaelmas 1692. 1 page.
1692. 61. Mr. Aaron Smith's list of persons to be prosecuted in the summer assizes of 1692, with the charges against them. 2 pages.
1692. 62. Privy Seal Office:—Abstracts of warrants, grants, &c. connected with the Privy Seal Office, entitled on the dorse,—“Docquetts at the privy seale.”
In the months of February, May, and December 1692. 13 pages.
63. Petition of Samuel Trott, the collector of Bermuda, to the Lords of the Treasury, complaining of obstruction on the part of the Governor, by which the Comrs of Customs were defrauded, and the merchants brought into trouble in Bermuda, as appears by the annexed letter of Col. Edwin Stede, Comr of Customs at Barbadoes; which inconveniences arose from the naval office being distinct from the collector. Praying them to procure him a patent for the naval officer's place. Without date, but the letter referred to, dated 11 July 1692.
Minuted:—“Referred to the Commiss. of the Customes.” 3 pages.
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64. A paper entitled thus:—“Accompt of ye extraordinary charges I have been att since come [sic] to France; occasioned by arresting our ships, &c. contrarie to ye capitulation of Limmerick.”
One of the entries is:—
“To my extraordinary expences in travelling after ye Court of France, to gett of ye arrest since ye 20 of Apr. 1692.” 1 page.
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65. Petition of Col. Edw. Leigh to the King, for release from payment of a legacy to the Lord Griffin of 500l., left to him by petitioner's sister, which Lord Griffin was outlawed for treason, and for whom the petitioner was bound for 700l. Without date. There was a proclamation to apprehend the Lord Griffin in the year 1692.
Minuted:—“Granted.” 1 page.
[? 1692.] 66. A schedule of names of persons with sums against them, entitled:—
“Pentions of grace, paid by dormant warrants, before the general stop made the 19th of May, 1692.”
They are bracketted in three sets, having the following memoranda against them:—
“(1st.) The stop hath since been taken off from these by particular letters, or other directions.
“(2nd.) The stop not being directed to the Exchequer, nor to the severall Bishops or collrs of tenths, the tallies of assignment (by which these are payable) have been constantly levyed at the Exchequer and paid by the said receivers.
“(3.) The stop continues on these.” 1 page.
[? About
1692 or
67. Petition of Letitia Russell, late wife and executrix of Thomas Cheeke, Esq., who was divers years Lieutenant of the Tower of London, addressed to the King, praying for the grant of a reserved rent of 1,500l. per ann., for 99 years, at a yearly rent, out of property in Ireland formerly granted to the Countess of Dorchester for life, in consideration of a debt of about 10,000l. due to her husband. Without date, but the Countess of Dorchester died 1692.
Minuted:—“Mrs Russell to have 600l. a year for 31 years, when it can take place.” 1 page.
1692–1694. 68. Petition of Mr. Daniel Butts, who was appointed by the Right Hon. the Earl of “Arthlone” General of the King's forces in Ireland, when the Irish troops were transported into France, to be commissary of the transport; showing that he went into France and settled the account of provisions with the French Comrs, and received the balance; that to facilitate the surrender of Limerick it was allowed to Lord Lucan, alias Sarsfield, by the Earl of “Arthlone,” to send from France, on board the transport ships, (freight free) certain brandy and other goods; and the petitioner considering the ships to be free, having French passes, took the Lord Lucan and his friends' bills, on persons to whom the goods were consigned; but that several of the ships were seized and rifled by His Majesty's ships of war, and the goods embezzled, to the value of 30,000 livres, part of which were destroyed by one Capt. Peddar, commander of the “Swift,” who took the “Mary of Dublin,” out of the port of Waterford, and embezzled goods to the value of about 15,000 livres, so that the persons to whom the goods were consigned think themselves not obliged to pay the bills. It relates also to other parcels of goods taken, and the petitioner prays to be considered for the same, and for his salary as commissary to the Danish troops, and that the 30,000 livres be charged to the account of such commanders as wrongfully took away the goods, so that the same may be allowed him on his account, &c.
Also four other papers relating thereto.
These are dated in 1692 and 1694. 9 pages and 3 half pages.
[? About
1692 or
69. A schedule entitled “an abstract,” being a brief description of books and papers relating to accounts of the paymaster. Undated [but reference to particular payments before 1692]. 2 pages (quarto).
about 1692
or later.]
70. Memorial of Peter Gery, on behalf of the officers of their Majesty's regiment of foot in the West Indies, lately commanded by Col. Godfrey Lloyd: showing that as the muster rolls had been taken by the French the accounts could not be made up; praying that the Earl of Ranelagh might have directions for the accounts to be made up, according to the establishment, and that the cost of the recruits, which was very great (having sent over 400 men every year), might be charged on the regiment's account, or some other expedient be found.
Without date, but the Earl of Ranelagh is styled the Right Honourable. He was made a Privy Councillor in 1692. 1 page.