Volume 27: March 8-May 15, 1694

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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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March 8–May 15, 1694

March 8.
1. An order from the Lords of the Council to the Lords of the Treasury, for the payment of 200l. to Edward Lloyd or his assigns, to be distributed among the clerks of the Council for their pains in writing minutes of letters and orders to the Lords Lieutenants, &c. Dated 8 March 1693–4.
Minuted:—“26 June '94. Agreed to be paid when my Lds have mony for this service.” ¾ page.
March 8. 2. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of John Hodgson, Robert Lawson of Lancaster, merchants, and Henry Inman of Cockermouth, merchant, debtors to the Crown for customs, and creditors also to the Crown for the transport service; praying that the remaining debt might be allowed in part of what was due for transport service, or a stop put to proceedings against them; advising that there seemed great equity in forbearing to prosecute the bonds. Dated 8 March 1693–4.
Minuted:—“My Lords cannot stop processe because the duties of impost are appropriated.”
Also the petition. 2½ pages.
March 8.]
3. Memorial of William Graham to the Lords of the Treasury complaining that he had advanced money in specie near two years ago, for the service of the regiments of Scots foot guards (Sir Charles Graham's and Col. Makay's); praying payment at least of some part in money or tallies, as he had advanced for these and and other regiments above 15,000l.
—“8 Mar. '93–4. Referred to my L. Ranelagh.” 1 page.
March 9. 4. Report of the Comrs of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of William Thody, late collector of hearth-money, as to the settlement of his accounts, he having been collector of the hearth-money in the counties of Northampton, Hertford, Chester, and the city of Bristol. They state, amongst other things, that he was unjustly imprisoned by Sir Ralph Ratcliffe and others, &c. Dated 9 March 1693–4.
Minuted:—“Agreed to.”
The petition and a schedule. 4 pages.
March 9. 5. A letter signed “Hum. Wyrley,” without address, docquetted thus:—“Mr Wyrley's letter concerning the difference about the place of meeting for the Commissioners of Staffordshire;” also referring to a complaint made against the writer and Captain Lane, of obstructing the levy of the tax in the south part of the hundred of Offlow, in the county of Stafford. Dated 9 March 1693–4. 2 pages.
March 12. 6. Report of S. Travers, Surveyor-General, addressed to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Mr. Joseph Craigg, (wherein is set forth that the petitioner held a tenement for 18 years to come, by a lease of King Charles I. to Thomas Carey for 41 years, in reversion of a grant for 60 years, made by King James I. to Simon Bassile, Esq., surveyor of His then Majesty's works), respecting a tenement on the north-western corner of Scotland Yard and a parcel of ground on the east of that tenement, parcel of the palace of Whitehall, and belonging to the manor of Westminster, tracing the assignments of the property, and stating that in the assignment from Jackson to Leeson was expressed that the premises transferred consisted of two tenements, the ground employed for a garden lying behind them, a tenement formerly in the possession of Sir Joseph Williamson, and another enjoyed by Thomas Williams, which last was a small alehouse, called the “Hole-in-the-Wall;” expressing the opinion that the clerk of the works had encroached on the property, &c. and that all which was granted to Bassile and Carey had passed in the grant to John Hall, Esq., of the manor of Westminster, so that the petitioner could not have the reversion granted to him as desired; but the piece of ground on which the last two houses were built, and the garden, might be passed to him; the ground might be valued to him at 35l. per ann., which is about 7s. 6d. per foot, the ground being 94 feet in length, and a building lease could not be valued above 500l. fine; but if for 99 years it might be worth 600l., reserving a rent of 20s. per ann., &c. Dated 12 March 1693–4.
The petition. Also another paper commencing, “The case of the petitioner Joseph Craig is briefly this.” 5 pages.
March 13. 7. Report signed “Phil. Ryley,” addressed to the Lords of the Treasury, on a representation from the Marquis of Winchester, master keeper of Burleigh Lodge and Walk, in the New Forest, as to the amount of repairs needed by the lodge. Dated 13 March 1693–4.
The “representation” and a detailed estimate of the expense of the repairs.
Minuted:—“Respited till ye comission is executed.” 3 pages.
March 14. 8. Memorial of the Comrs for sick and wounded seamen, &c., to the Lords of the Treasury, praying them to order an establishment, as formerly, of 2,000l. per month for the year 1694, or they should not be able to quarter a man at any of the ports when set on shore. Dated 14 March 1693–4. 1 page.
March 16. 9. A warrant of the Earl of Dorset to the Earl of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, to deliver to Benjamin Fletcher, Esq., Governor of New York, a Bible, two large common Prayer Books, and 12 smaller common Prayer Books, two cushions for the reading desk, a cushion and cloth for the pulpit, a carpet for the altar, all of crimson damask with silver fringe, two linen cloths for the altar, and two surplices of fine holland, for the use of their Majesties' chapel there. Dated 16 March 1693–4.
It is countersigned by the Lords of the Treasury. 1 page.
March 16. 10. Report of Sir Edward Ward, Attorney-General, made to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Sir Thomas Domvile, and on the report of Sir Richard Levinge, Solicitor-General in Ireland, and on divers other papers, as to a grant from their Majesties of the manor, castle, town, and lands of Templeoge, alias Tameloge, and divers houses and ground in the county and city of Dublin, forfeited by James Talbot for treason, which lands had been mortgaged by the same Talbot to Sir William Domvile, Sir Paul Rycaut, and the petitioner. Dated 16 March 1693–4.
United are the papers referred to, including the petition and report, and “A list of the severall houses in the city and suburbs of the city of Dublin, conveyed to Sir Thos. Domvile in the year 1686,” &c. 21 pages and 4 halves.
March 16. 11. Report of the principal officers of the Navy to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of the owners of the ship “William and Mary,” George Cook, commander, taken up to carry provisions to Barbadoes, and then compelled to go to North America with soldiers and provisions. Praying for the wages of the seamen, &c.; transferring the onus of reporting on the same to the Comrs for Transportation. Dated 16 March '93.
Minuted:—“To bee considered after the point of the bills from Barbados is setled with the Comissioners of the Navy.”
Also, the petition and two certificates. 4 pages.
March 17. 12. Letter of the Lords Justices of Ireland to the Lords of the Treasury, acknowledging the receipt of their Lordships' letter and the Earl of Inchiquin's petition for the grant of 200 tons of timber to rebuild his house, adjoining the city of Cork; the timber to be taken out of the Earl of Clancarthy's woods forfeited near the city of Cork; in favour of gratifying the petitioner. Dated 17 March 1693–4.
Minuted:—“Granted according to the Lds Justices letter.”
Accompanied by the letter, the petition, the report of the Commissioners for Forfeitures and a letter of Capt. John Naish, one of the purveyors of timber for the Navy. 5 pages and 2 halves.
March 17. 13. Memorial of Lord Fairfax as to the pay of his regiment (very brief). Dated 17 March 1693–4.
Minuted:—“19 March '93–4. To be provided for as the other regiments are.” ½ page (quarto).
March 17. 14. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Mary Scrope, widow, concerning a parcel of goods seized by one John Ford, an officer of the customs, who, upon inquiry made of him, stated that from certain marks on them he believed they were goods of the late Queen Mary [Queen of James II.], and he kept possession of them by command of the Secretary of State. Dated 17 March 1693–4.
Minuted:—“The petitioner must carry this to the Secretary of State,” and “To bee kept till Mr. Smith & the officer of the customes bring the inventory of these goods.”
Accompanied by the petition. 2 pages.
March 19.]
15. Petition of Capt. Philip Griffin to the Lords of the Treasury, showing that he found himself checked 44l. 10s. for his personal pay as quartermaster at Dundalk camp, notwithstanding he was upon the spot till the army decamped, and afterwards was ordered to England for recruits by the Duke of Schomberg, as by the certificate annexed; praying a contingent warrant for payment of his money.
Minuted:—“19 March '93–4. Referred to Mr. Fox. Ordered that Mr. Fox do put it on his memoriall.”
Accompanied by the certificate. 2 pages (quarto).
March 20. 16. Report to the Lords of the Treasury on the petitions of Mr. Francis Babe, “touching the office of Surveyor of the imported and inland excise of Ireland.”
Docquetted thus:—“My Lord Chancellor Porter and Lord Cheife Justice Reynells report in favour of Mr. Babe's peticon, and that the office of surveyor is not only necessary but required by law to be established.” Dated 20 March 1693–4. 2 pages.
March 21. 17. Memorial of the Comrs for sick and wounded seamen, &c. to the Lords of the Treasury, setting forth as previously the state of the debt, &c.; and as regards the Irish prisoners at Plymouth the agent says positively he can no longer keep them alive, nor could the Commissioners help it, not having received any moneys in several months for subsistence of prisoners at war. Dated 21 March 1693–4. 1 page.
March 21.]
18. Representation of Hugh Windham [to the King] that he had delivered a memorial for an allowance for 39 horses lost the last winter at “Ghant” by the plague, which was referred to Mons. Auverquier to report upon; but Mr. Blathwayt, who had referred the same, was commanded by the Duke of Ormond to repair forthwith for Flanders, and would have no proper person in England, on the return of the report, to buy the horses; proposing that the King should advance the money, that they might be shipped by the next convoy, and if the number were not certified as lost (besides 58 wounded, a third of which were dead or unfit for service,) then the sum advanced to be deducted out of the clearings of the officers.
Minuted:—“21 March '93–4. The King thinks this fit to bee done.” 1 page (quarto).
March 22. 19. Presentment of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, referring to a previous presentment, in which they had acquainted their Lordships of the complaint of the merchants trading to Virginia and Maryland, that their trade was destroyed by ships trading directly from Scotland and Ireland to Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, and back again, without paying the duties, to the damage of the fair traders who observed the Act of Navigation; proposing the appointment of a small vessel to cruize in the bay, within the capes of Virginia or elsewhere, with which the Comrs concurred, and now proposed that if their Lordships would not move therein, that Col. Nicholson, who was going as Governor to Maryland, might treat for the hire of a vessel of about 40 tons burthen, for preventing these frauds. Dated 22 March 1693–4. 1¼ pages.
March 22. 20. Memorial of the Officers of Ordnance to the Lords of the Treasury, transmitting:—“An accompt of such sums of money as were absolutely necessary to be immediately advanced, and without which the train of artillery in Flanders could not take the field. Dated 22 March 1693–4.” 2 pages.
March 23. 21. Report of Lord Ranelagh to the Lords of the Treasury on the memorial of several officers of Col. Beveridge's regiment who stood respited on the musters, certifying that their pay amounted to 367l. 19s. 2d., and if their Lordships removed the respite, it must be by a contingent warrant. Dated 23 March 1693.
Minuted:—“29 Oct. '94. Speak wth my Ld Ranelagh.”
The petition and other papers. 4 half pages.
March 23. 22. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, stating that they had perused the bonds of several merchants of Lancaster, and the latest appeared to be dated 13 Jan. 1689, which was before any appropriations of the present revenue. Dated 23 March 1693–4.
Minuted:—“Processe to bee stopt.” ½ page.
March 25.
23. “[Ireland] The state of the Commission for stateing the accots of the army, from the first commencement thereof” till 25 March 1694. 3 pages.
March 26. 24. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, concerning the running of a considerable quantity of dyeing wood at Christchurch, and as to how much Webster and other officers were involved in the same; stating that they had suspended Webster, and had ordered that Stephens, the other officer, should be publicly admonished for his great negligence. Dated 26 March 1694.
There is also, on another sheet, a docquet of various matters in connexion with the seizure. 1¾ pages.
March 28. 25. Letter of the Lords Justices of Ireland to the Lords of the Treasury, in answer to their letter, desiring to be informed of the state and value of the forfeited lands mentioned in a paper annexed to the petition of Thomas Keightley, Esq., stating that they had consulted the Comrs of Inspection and the Solicitor-General, and that the value of the lands was 1,561l. 14s. 6d.; reminding their Lordships that the produce of the forfeited lands should be applied to the garrisons and fortifications. Dated Dublin Castle, 28 March 1694.
The report of Sir Rich. Levinge, the petition and paper above referred to, and a memorandum.
The following is in the Minute Book, vol. VI. p. 114, on 27 Nov. 1695, which perhaps relates to this:—“Peticon of Mr Keightley. The King's intenc[i]on is to grant it, but not just at this time.” 7 pages and 2 halves.
March 28. 26. Letter of the Lords Justices of Ireland to the Lords of the Treasury, in answer to one from their Lordships requiring them to certify the nature of the estate of James Everard, in the county of Waterford, and whether it were in their Majesties' power to grant it to James Roche, who petitioned for it; transmitting a report from the Comrs of Inspection as to the value of the same; stating further that it does not appear what the value of the 14 or 15 ferries, which the petitioner hoped to keep, was; urging the necessity of the money arising from forfeitures being applied to the repairs of fortifications and building barracks. Dated Dublin Castle, 28 March 1694.
The petition is minuted:—“My Lords do discharge the caveat of Major Delamer and the petitioner may go on with his grant of Everard's lands.”
Accompanied by the report, a particular of the lands forfeited by James Everard, and the petition of James Roch. 3 pages and 2 halves.
March 28. 27. Memorial of the Comrs for sick and wounded seamen, &c. to the Lords of the Treasury, setting forth, as before, the state of the debt and stating that the “quarterers” peremptorily refused to receive the sick seamen, &c. Dated 28 March 1694. 1 page.
March 28.]
28. Petition of Thomas Roberts to the Lords of the Treasury, to be allowed to serve their Majesties in some better station; he having been a weigher and watchman at the Custom House, London.
Minuted:—“28 March '94. Recommended to the Commiss. of Customs.” A fragment.
March 30. 29. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Jacob Gabay, merchant of London, praying, their Lordships' order to Mr. Bertie to deliver nine bales of calico about one of which the petitioner's servants had made a mistake in the entry, in order that he might not lose the convoy; expressing the opinion that it was a mistake, and might deserve relief from forfeiture. Dated 30 March 1694.
Minuted:—“Ordered that the forfeiture bee remitted.”
The petition, an affidavit, and the statement of the case by the custom-house officers. 4½ pages.
[? About
March 30.]
30. Petition of the principal officers of the Ordnance to the King, setting forth their claims for exemption from the taxes levied on their salaries; praying the King to sign the warrant anuexed, empowering the Master-General of the Ordnance to reimburse the moneys the petitioners had paid.
The copy of the warrant. Dated 30 March 1694. 2½ pages.
March 30. 31. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, referring to their previous report of 5 Jan. on Mr. Wicks' case, relating to the account of his receipts of the new impositions upon tobacco and sugar; stating that they appointed Mr. Wolstenholme, who had been his assistant, to take care of that receipt, under the check of the examiner and controller of that duty, but they had not prevailed with the patent officers to join in the control; moving their Lordships to exert their authority in this matter, and to allow of a clerkship of about 40l. per ann. to assist the controller, and recommending Mr. Wm. Waterson for the same. They had on the arrival of the Virginia fleet directed the receiver and controller of this duty and the Controller-General to keep a separate account thereof from Lady Day.
Mr. Wicks had entered into a further security of 10,000l. besides his two former bonds of 800l., but had exhibited a bill in the Exchequer against the Controller-General and others, to gain time, and by forms of law to delay passing his account. An extent had been obtained to find his estate and he had agreed to pay 1,000l. in a week and 1,300l. the first day of term, and he had already paid in about 700l. of the 1,000l. Dated 30 March 1694. 2½ pages.
April 4.]
32. Representation of Col. Luke Lillingston to the King, that several companies of his regiment were almost fully recruited; that the great arrear of subsistence had put the officers to great straits, as they had received but 2,573l. for the whole time of their being on the West India expedition, and that at a loss of 25l. or 30l. per cent. by the lightness of the money; that 30l. a week was paid to Col. Colt's agent for the support of the wives and families of the officers in their absence; praying that his regiment might be put on the same footing as that of Col. Colt.
Docquetted:—“4th April '94. Brought by the King.” 1 page.
April 4. 33. Report of the Comrs for Transportation to the Lords of the Treasury, on the memorial annexed, concerning the ship “Queen of Poland,” taken by the French on 10 Aug. last, viz., as to the value of the ship, &c. Dated 4 April '94.
Minuted:—“Ordered to bee paid.”
Also a petition, and another paper relating thereto. 2 pages and 2 halves.
April 5. 34. Memorial of the Comrs for stating the accounts of the army, showing the progress made, and that the work having abated, they had discharged their chief clerk, &c.; offering to give their attendance to 29 Sept., or three months longer if necessary, if their salary were paid from 25 Dec. 1692 to 25 March last. Dated 5 Apr. 1694. 1¾ pages.
April 7. 35. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Thomas Hatfield, one of the King's waiters in the port of London, to resign his office to his near relation, Charles West, gent., who had acted as his deputy; stating that they had nothing to object. Dated 7 April 1694.
Also the petition. 2 pages.
April 7. 36. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, as to the sums paid by Mr. Taylor for the duties upon masts and other provisions for shipping, which had lately been imported from New England. Dated 7 Apr. 1694.
Minuted:—“27 May '95. A warrt to pay this sum out of such mo as is or shall come to his hands, not appropriated by Act of Parlt.”
Also an account and a certificate. 5 pages.
April 9. 37. Letter of Col. Beeston [Governor of Jamaica] to the Lords of the Treasury, stating that the island of Jamaica furnished facilities for importation and exportation, and the planters sent off their goods to “Corisoe,” and returned European goods to the prejudice of the customs, &c. He had ever since his arrival endeavoured to prevent it, but could never catch them until now, when two sloops had been seized. Their Majesties' part, it was thought, might amount to 200l., and that sum was due to the people for the “Faulcon's” sick men, and he prayed to discharge that claim; and if any more came in, to be allowed to apply it for the putting their Majesties' house in a better condition, which was in no capacity to entertain an indifferent family, and the treasury, by reason of the war, could not sustain the charges of the Government. Dated 9 Apr. 1694.
Minuted:—“16 June '94. My Lds do grant ye forfeitures already made, but cannot dispose of those wch shall happen for the future.” 1 page.
April 9. 38. Brief letter, signed J. Trenchard, addressed to the Lords of the Treasury, enclosing the following report concerning the subsistence of Col. Wolseley's regiment, for their Lordships' consideration. Dated 9 Apr. 1694.
The Report of the Lord Justices of Ireland to the Lords of the Treasury, stating that they were informed that Col. Wolseley, by an order of the Lord Lieutenant, stopped 3d. per day out of the subsistence of the soldiers of his regiment, for a debt owing since their last clothing; and for the future the soldiers were to receive but 12d. a day for subsistence. On inquiry they found that 11½d. a day was paid to each trooper, and this reduction from 15d. was made by a verbal order; they had informed the colonel that he must procure Her Majesty's order, or they could not justify the continuance of that reduction; giving their opinion that as perhaps three pence a day was too little for the clothing and accoutrements of a trooper, so elevenpence halfpenny was too little to maintain a trooper and his horse, if he paid his quarters, as it was necessary he should. Further stating that all the off-reckonings of the army, besides this regiment, were stopped in the Treasury and issued from thence for their clothing, &c. Dated Dublin Castle, 29 March 1694.
Minuted:—“10th July '94. To bee 12 pence a day for subsistence from 1st of January 1693.” 3½ pages.
April 10. 39. Report of Lord Ranelagh to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Lieut.-Col. Thomas Brudenall, concerning some money due to him from the company of foot formerly commanded by Capt. Sanders, and then by Capt. Withers, in the Marquis d' Rada's regiment; offering no objection to pay 74l. 14s. Dated 10 Apr 1694.
The petition and a certificate relating thereto.
In the Minute Book, Vol. VI., p. 22, is the following:—“74l. 14s. for Collo Brudenel, due to him from Marq. d' Rada's regt.” 3 pages.
April 11.]
40. Two petitions of Robert Davies to the Lords of the Treasury and one to the King, showing that he was the only person who at His Majesty's arrival was entrusted from the Earl of Devonshire and the rest of the gentlemen in the King's interest in the north to the King, and had petitioned to be employed in the commission of the hackney coaches or paper duty; praying for employment.
The petition to the King was referred to their Lordships for their report on 3 April 1694.
Also a certificate as to his being twice entrusted to His Majesty by the said Earl. Recommending him for the place of Controller of the Hospitals in Flanders. Dated 11 Apr. 1694. 4pages.
April 11.]
41. Representation of Col. Luke Lillingston to the King, showing that the charge on the off-reckonings of his regiment of foot was so great for the clothing for the West India expedition, amounting to 3,700l. and upwards, that he had been put to great difficulties to provide new clothing; the surtouts were provided for this year's service, but the men having been put on board the ships of war in May last to supply the want of seamen at New England, Newfoundland, and in manning the ships home, he was under the necessity of delivering them their surtouts to keep them warm and in health; praying that they might be allowed the ship's provision for the time they so worked, to enable him to defray the charge of the next clothing.
On the back is:—“Brought by ye King. 11th Apr. '94.” 1 page.
April 11. 42. Memorial of the officers of Ordnance to the Lords of the Treasury, “positively telling” them that unless some speedy payment were made to the contractors, it would be impossible for the artillery to take the field; earnestly pressing them to consider the annexed demand. Dated 11 April 1694.
The account or demand referred to. 2 pages.
April 12.]
43. Petition of Edeth Lutwych, addressed to the King, stating that there were priests, Jesuits, and other Popish estates in England and Wales, of the value of 100,000l. per ann. forfeited; praying for the 180th part or share of all the forfeited and forfeitable estates for her husband and his heirs, &c.
Endorsed:—“Recd 12 April 1694. Referred 12 June 1694 to Sir Scroop Howe and Sir John Gise, Baronets, to report on.” 1 page.
April 12. 44. Copy of report of Lord Conningsby and Charles Fox, Esq., to the Lords of the Treasury, on a petition to His Majesty by Brigadier Leveson on behalf of the regiment of horse under his command, setting forth the hardship to the regiment by reason of debts for clothing, &c., they having been obliged to clothe for three years together, which was chiefly occasioned by the great loss first in going to Ireland in 1689, when they lost 124 horses and several accoutrements at sea, and afterwards, at the surprising the cannon near Limerick, they lost 135 horses; praying an allowance of 15l. per horse; recommending the allowance of 10l. per horse, &c. Dated 12 Apr. 1694.
Also copy of two certificates and the petition. 2½ pages.
April 16. 45. An account of moneys received from seizures and payments out of the same. Dated 16 April 1694.
Accompanied by the draft of a letter unsigned, and undirected, respecting seizures of forfeited goods at the custom-house. 1½ pages.
April 17. 46. Letter of Wm. De la Rose to the Lord Godolphin, one of the Lords of the Treasury, showing that he had sent into the Excise Office, 106,798l. 9s. 3d. collected by him, but that he was little or nothing enriched; beseeching that he might have the same allowance as others in his station, viz., 2d. in the pound. Dated 17 Apr. 1694.
Minuted:—“19 Apr. '94. Referred to Commiss. Excise.”
Also a statement of his receipts and expenses. 2 pages.
April 18. 47. Report of Mr. Charles Fox to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of John Latham, late corporal in the regiment of horse commanded by Col. Theodore Russell, praying payment of what was due to him; in favour of his claim for 58l. 16s. Dated 18 Apr. 1694.
Written on the back of the petition. There is also a certificate. 2¼ pages.
April 18. 48. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Daniel Blake, gent., praying to be appointed as a searcher in the port of London, the place being vacant by the death of Capt. Cowley; stating there was no vacancy, for the appointment was given to Anthony Meeke and Robert Cowley jointly, and to the survivor of them. Dated 18 Apr. 1694.
Minuted:—“Granted to Mr. Stockdale.”
Also a copy of the report and another paper, which states that the office of under searcher was granted to Anthony Meeke and Clere Wyndham, and the survivor of them, &c.; upon the death of Robert Cowley, one Mr. Stockdale “was put upon him.” 4 pages and parts of pages.
April 18. 49. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Samuel Wyld, of Spital Fields, London, weaver, setting forth that he had by him a parcel of old fashioned silks mixed with gold and silver, which would not sell in England, but would in parts beyond the seas, and he accordingly shipped them for Jamaica, as wrought silks, on which the officer charged him with making a false entry, and exhibited an information against the goods in the Court of Exchequer; giving their opinion that the goods were so entered by mistake, and that the petitioner might deserve relief. Dated 18 April 1694.
Accompanied by the petition and an affidavit. 1 page and 3 halves.
April 19. 50. Report of S. Travers, Surveyor-General, addressed to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Abel T. D'Allonne, who sought to obtain a grant for 99 years of a reserved rent of 300l. per ann. out of the manor of Dancy or Dauntsey (Wilts), which manor had been granted to the Earl of Monmouth; advising that the grant was worth 6,000l., at 20 years' purchase; and that if granted a small rent should be reserved. Dated 19 April 1694.
Minuted:—“Granted & some rent to be reserved to the Crown.”
The petition. Also a report of Anthony Parsons, auditor for the county of Wilts, on the same subject. 4½ pages.
April 19. 51. Order in Council for cessat processus or nolle prosequi to be entered, in relation to a suit commenced against Sir Cloudesly Shovel, Knt., and various other captains there specified, who had rendered themselves liable to prosecution in the Court of Exchequer or some other of the Courts at Westminster, for embezzling ships and goods taken as prize. Dated 19 Apr. 1694. 1½ pages.
April 20. 52. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Roth Peterman, one of the King's waiters in the port of London, to surrender the office to Samuel Tomlins, gent., stating they did not object thereto. Dated 20 Apr. 1694.
The petition, a certificate, and a letter signed “H. Grafton,” in favour of the petitioner. 4 parts of pages.
April 20. 53. Report of the Comrs of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Marmaduke Jenkinson, recommending that he should be allowed to pay 30l. more, in discharge of the debt incurred by him; he having been bound for William Vawser, a late collector of hearth money, who was a defaulter. Dated 20 Apr. 1694.
Also the petition. 3 pages.
April 21. 54. Report of Lord Ranelagh to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of several tradesmen of the city of Exeter, for 247l. 4s. 5d. for clothes, &c. furnished to the regiment formerly commanded by Sir John Peyton; giving his opinion that it should be referred to Charles Fox, Esq. Dated 21 April 1694.
The petition and a schedule of the names of persons with the sums due to them. 2½ pages.
April 23. 55. Letter of Viscount Sydney to the Lords of the Treasury, accompanying a copy of the establishment of officers and attendants of the Flanders train of artillery, begging that supplies of money might be paid into the Treasury of the Ordnance, for the officers of the train. Dated 23 April 1694.
Also the establishment or list of officers and the amount of their pay. 6 pages.
April 25. 56. Report of William Blathwayt, Esq., to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Charles Lord Baltimore, for payment out of port duties of certain sums; praying that Mr. Knight might have their Lordships' warrant to demand for him what money there waft in the hands of Mr. Peter Paggen or others, who received the port duties; expressing the opinion that they might have orders to pay the same. Dated 25 April 1694.
Minuted:—“Mr. Knight to pay the petitioner what mony is in his hands, according to the agreement made in the Counsell.” 3½ pages.
April 25. 57. Report of the Comrs for Transportation to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Robert Mackarell, merchant, recommending that the petitioners' five ships, remaining with their cargo, to the value of 1,387l. 8s. 1d., be delivered to him to lessen his debt, and be a present relief to him. Dated 25 April 1694.
Minuted:—“To bee sent to the Comrs of the Revenues in Ireland, to know the state of this case, what is become of these ships, or what use they are put to, & that my Lds are enclined to gratify the peticioner, if they have no objection.”
Also the petition. 2 pages.
April 27. 58. Report of Sir Edw. Ward, Attorney-General, to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Sir James Robinson, respecting certain land lying on the north side of Tower Hill, near Crutched Friars, &c. on which the petitioner said the city authorities had intruded, and held possession, and prayed that the matter might be brought to trial. The petition sets out the boundaries of the lands. The report leaves it open to the Lords of the Treasury to have the rights of the Crown asserted or not at their pleasure. Dated 27 April 1694.
Minuted:—“Agreed to ye rept.” 3 pages.
59. Petition of Charles Vere and partners, brewers, to the Lords of the Treasury. The petitioners appear to have had a claim on the Government, and were anxious to get it allowed out of the excise due on beer brewed by them.
Minuted:—“14 Apr. '94. Referred to Comrs Excise.” 1 page (greatly decayed.)
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60. “Abstract of Mrs. Edyeth Lutwych's husband's great sufferings and barbarous usages, both from managers & witness's after his eminent services don & well perform'd, both for the Crown and them; as is perticulerly mencon'd in those papers inclosed to his Majty in Councill; which case stands Aprill the 19, '94, referr'd to the Lords Comrs of the Treasury.”
Mrs. Lutwych complained of the treatment her husband had received from the managers of the forfeited estates of priests and Jesuits in England and Wales, that her husband's life was threatened, &c.; she sought for a timely donation of the royal bounty. 1 page.
May 1. 61. A brief account of such part of His Majesty's army and other troops, &c. as were transported by His Majesty's commands out of the kingdom of Ireland, under the care and direction of Bartholomew van Homrigh, Esq., from the 20th day of July 1690 to the 1st day of May 1694. 10pages.
May 2. 62. Letter of Sir Cyril Wich and W. Duncombe, Esq. [deputies to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland], to the Lords of the Treasury, informing them that the Comrs for stating the accounts of the army were allowed at the rate of 250l. a year each, up to 25 Dec. 1692; since which they had attended the service without “any certain appointment for themselves or clerks.” The remainder to be done was confined to a small number of regiments, and the Comrs offered, if their salary and that of their clerks were paid up to 25 March last, to conclude the business without further charge. Dated 2 May 1694. 1 page.
May 3. 63. Report of Sir Edw. Ward, Attorney-General, and Sir Tho. Trevor, Solicitor-General, to the Lords of the Privy Council, on their Lordships' order commanding them to state the case upon the Act of Parliament lately passed, for a duty upon tonnage of ships, as far as relates to the making subscriptions and erecting a corporation, and as to the power the King had of limiting or regulating the subscriptions or corporation; finding that the duties of tonnage and excise thereby given were made a fund of credit for raising 1,500,000l., to be paid into the Exchequer; for which there was to be raised for the payment of the yearly interest 140,000l., viz. eight per cent., and amongst other powers possessed by their Majesties was that of incorporating the contributors by the name of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, who were to have perpetual succession, a common seal, power to purchase and sell lands, &c.; giving their opinion that the King might upon this Act appoint what number of Comrs he pleased; to take the subscriptions before the 1st of August 1694, &c. and if 1,200,000l., or the moiety thereof, were subscribed before 1 Aug. 1694, then to incorporate the subscribers; and might direct the assignment of 100,000l. per ann. or any part of it to the subscribers, and that His Majesty might order the appointment of a Governor and other officers of the corporation, or for ascertaining what sum should entitle a member to vote, and what number of votes a member should have, &c. Dated 3 May 1694. 1½ pages.
May 5. 64. “The present establishment of all officers belonging to the Prize Office, as well in London as in the out-ports, with their respective salaries, commencing from the 24th day of June next,” for which the [Comrs of Prizes] prayed their Lordships' allowance.
There is also a list of agents under no settled allowance, but to be rewarded according to the trouble they received and the profit they made. Dated 5 May 1694. 3 pages.
May 7. 65. Report of Mr. Chas. Fox to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Wickman Hansen, commissary to the Danish forces; desiring the payment of 540l. 9s. 6d., delivered them short in certain bills of exchange returned to Hamburgh by Sir Joseph Herne; and of 120l. overcharged to those forces in their accounts of Ireland; in favour of both claims. Dated 7 May 1694. 2½ pages.
May 7. 66. Report of the same to the same, on the memorial of Lord Strathnaver and Col. Geo. Hamilton, praying that the muster rolls of the regiments of foot under their command might be computed according to the English pay, from 1 Feb. to 1 Aug. 1693; advising that, if so done, there must be a particular warrant. Dated 7 May 1694.
Minuted:—“26 June '94. Respited.”
Also the memorial. 2 pages (quarto).
May 7. 67. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, stating that they had, in accordance with their Lordships' commands, written to Mr. Wildbore, the collector of customs of the port of Carlisle, to send up an account of the hay bought by him; transmitting the particular account they had received from him, and a copy of his letter; and further stating they were not ignorant of some hardships sustained by him. Dated 7 May 1694.
Accompanied by the papers. 8 pages and 2 parts.
May 8. 68. Memorial of Mr. Aaron Smith to the Lords of the Treasury, for an order for 500l. or 600l. for the prosecution and defence of various suits. Dated 8 May 1694.
Also a list of the same. 3½ pages.
May 10.]
69. Petition of Samuel Weale to the Lords of the Treasury, showing that he was the first to propose raising money by way of tonnage, which was then made a fund for raising 1,500,000l., praying to be appointed to some office in the execution of this or some other Act.
At the foot is a brief certificate of Sir J. Somers confirmatory of the petition. Dated 10 May 1694. 1 page.
May 11. 70. Report of the Comrs for Transportation to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Arthur Shallett, merchant, praying for the freight of four ships employed in the transport service; recommending him particularly to their favour, as he was on all occasions so ready to forward their Majesties' service. Dated 11 May 1694.
Also the petition. 2¼ pages.
May 14. 71. Memorial by direction of Mr. Travers to the Lords of the Treasury, showing that Sir Charles Harbord was allowed in the Surveyor-General's office, for riding charges, at the rate of 180l. per ann. and upwards, and the perquisites amounted to ten times as much as they had done since. Mr. Travers had taken actual surveys of Greenwich and St. James's Park, he went into Cornwall, surveyed and made a map of Pendennis Castle and ground about it, made a journey into Northamptonshire, and valuation of the late Lord Powys's estate at Pipewell, and other services; hoping that he might be allowed 200l. for his charges and pains, to be paid by the receiver of the duchy of Cornwall. Docquetted:—14 May 1694.
Minuted:—“To bee pd out of fines of leases.”
“To speake with him.” “A tally for 200li on the receiver of the duchy of Cornwall, for riding and other extraordinary charges relating to his office.” 1 page.
May 15. 72. Report of Sir Robert Howard, Knt., auditor of the receipt of the Exchequer to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Alexander Lorrimer, who had had an order assigned him (No. 1,163) on joint stocks for 1,000l., together with a tally, which order he had lost; certifying that it had been usual in like cases for their Lordships to sign a copy, with directions to cancel the original when found. Dated 15 May 1694. 1½ pages.