Volume 29: August 1-October 16, 1694

Pages 382-393

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

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August 1–October 16, 1694

Aug. 1. 1. Letter signed “Phil. Ryley,” to the Lords of the Treasury, as to various charges made against him for spoils committed in the New Forest, and as to a commission of inquiry about abuses committed by him. He complains more particularly against the Duke of Bolton. Dated 1 Aug. '94. 1½ pages.
Aug. 1. 2. Report of Lord Ranelagh to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Captain Betsworth, a captain of the regiment of fuzileers, (commanded by Col. Edw. Fitzpatrick,) who prayed His Majesty's bounty, having lost his leg through a wound at the battle of Landen. The report states that in the late King's time a year's pay was allowed for the loss of a limb, but that there was no regulation of that kind since His Majesty's accession, Dated 1 Aug. 1694.
Minuted:—“To be layd afore ye Queen.” Again:—“To speak to my Ld Ranelagh, that ye petr be releived by a contingent wt [warrant] without making a precedent.”
The petition. 2 pages.
Aug. 2. 3. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Martha Jackson, relict and executrix of William Jackson, lately deceased, in respect to the grant of customs of smalts, barillia, and potashes, which was granted in 1664, to William, late Earl of Kinnoul, for 31 years, and leased by him to Thomas Broderick and Benj. Martin, at a rent of 940l. per ann., which lease, by assignment was vested in the petitioner and her husband. She had petitioned for a confirmation of the same, and hoped for relief, but instead had received a summons to pay what she had received since 5 Nov. 1688, to comply with which would be her undoing: in favour of the equity of her pretentions for a continuance of the grant. Dated 2 Aug. 1694.
Minuted:—“15 December 1694, wth ye King. The King orders that ye petr answering the reserved rent of 940l. p[er] ann. shall have or be discharged of the overplus of ye dutys.”
The petition, a certificate, copy of a report of 1690, on the same subject, and “the case” of the said Martha Jackson. 6 pages.
Aug. 2. 4. Report of the Comrs of Customs, to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Thomas Pennington, gent., desiring to surrender his appointment of King's waiter of London, to Mr. Thomas Harrison: not objecting to the transfer. Dated 2 Aug. 1694.
Accompanied by the petition. 2 pages.
Aug. 4. 5. Report of Sir Edw. Ward to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of the Rt. Hon. Eliz. Countess Dowager of Anglesey, admitting that it might be true as to the debt to her late husband, claimed in the petition, but that he had no proof thereof. On the prayer for the grant of a lease of certain land within the Bar of Barnstable, over which the sea flowed, as part compensation for the debt, he gives the following opinion: “If a commicion shall be awarded, and it shall be found by inquisition that any land is derelict by the sea, such derelict lands doth of common right belong to the Crowne, though a lord of a manor where the same are derelict may have the same by prescription; but that being a derivative or secondary right, must be made out, but the common right and intendment is for the Crowne, and after such inquisition finding and seizing the said land, the Crowne will be intituled thereto; and then, & not till then, may grant ye same or any part thereof, as their Maties shall think fit, subject nevertheless, to such tytle as any others have thereto.” Dated 4 Aug. 1694.
Accompanied by the petition and an affidavit as to the land. 1 page and 2 parts of pages.
Aug. 6. 6. Letter of Sir John Hoby and divers other commissioners appointed to examine abuses in the sales of timber in the New Forest, stating that they had proceeded from their several habitations to attend that service. Finishing thus: “We found his Grace [the Duke of Bolton] much dissatisfied to give us soe much trouble to noe purpose.” [It would appear that Mr. Travers, the Surveyor-General, who should have taken the lead in the Commission, had failed in his engagement.] Dated 6 Aug. 1694. 2 pages (quarto).
Aug. 10. 7. Copy of a letter of the Comrs of Customs, to Mr. Beverton, at Canterbury, referring to the letter of 24 July, and stating that the collector of Dover had appointed Joshua Simpson to reside at Herne [as riding surveyor], and stating that they expected Mr. Beverton would keep up a correspondence with Simpson, and frequently visit the furthermost part of that district. Dated Lyndhurst, 10 Aug. 1694. 1 page.
Aug. 10. 8. Memorial of Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor-General of works, to the Lords of the Treasury, setting forth various encroachments on Somerset House; referring it to their Lordships to deal with them. Dated 10 Aug. 1694.
Minuted:—“Mr. Simon Smith to see this, and Sr Xpofr Wrenn on Tuesd. morn.” ½ page.
Aug. 13. 9. Letter of the Lords Justices of Ireland, to the Lords of the Treasury, stating that they had received Her Majesty's instructions to pay Col. Henry Luttrell six months of his pension, but that under the sign manual, they had been commanded the contrary; stating that the condition of the revenue would not bear it, &c.; praying them to lay the same before the Queen for her consideration. Dated 13 Aug. 1694. 2 pages.
Aug. 17.]
10. Petition of Isaac Marryott, gent., addressed to the Queen, setting forth that his claim for consideration for various discoveries of concealed revenues, made to the benefit of the Crown, had been referred to the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Bridgewater, and divers others, to report thereon; begging that the matter might be referred to the Lords of the Treasury. With a memorandum at the foot, that it was so referred, on 17 Aug. 1694. Another paper relating thereto. Also another petition to the Lords of the Treasury, praying that the matter might be referred to Sir John Somers, Kt, and Mr. Solicitor General.
Minuted:—“28 Aug. '94. My Lords thought formerly that this patent was vexacious & illegally obteyned, and therefore they directed a scire facias to be brought for vacating the same.” 3 pages.
Aug. 21. 11. Report of the Comrs of Customs at Dublin to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of John Fenn, collector of their Majesties' customs at Wexford, as to a recompense to him, for having seized certain stores of the late King James, at Wexford. Dated 21 Aug. 1694.
Also three petitions and a certificate relating thereto. 8 pages or parts of pages.
Aug. 22. 12. Letter of the Comrs of Prizes to Henry Guy, Esq., Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, as to the purchase of certain salt out of prize ships at Plymouth, Portsmouth, and Dartmouth, for their Majesties' service. Dated 22 Aug. 1694. 1 page.
Aug. 22.
13. A state of the pay of the regiment of foot, lately commanded by Col. Godfrey Lloyd, in the West Indies, made up to the 1st of April 1693. Without date.
A warrant of 22 Aug. 1694 is mentioned. 1 page.
Aug. 27. 14. Letter signed J. Trenchard, to the Lords of the Treasury, stating that he had received from Mr. Blathwayt a letter, written by the Prince of Tuscany to Consul Blackwell, enclosing a translation for their opinion, how far it might be proper to gratify that Prince, which His Majesty was “very inclinable to do.” Dated 27 Aug. 1694.
The enclosure is not now with it. 1 page (quarto).
Aug. 28. 15. Memorial of the Comrs for sick and wounded seamen, &c., to the Lords of the Treasury, stating that they had in some small measure assuaged the cries of the poor people at Portsmouth, Gosport, and Dartmouth; but they were continually crying to them from Rochester, Chatham, Deal, Dover, Gravesend, Deptford, &c.; further that they had received no money for the prisoners of war, for a year, and the prisoners, being about 700 in number, famished for want of subsistence; praying earnestly for a supply. Dated 28 Aug. 1694. 1 page.
Aug. 31. 16. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on certain ships which had imported goods contrary to the Navigation Act. Dated 31 Aug. 1694.
Accompanied by a list of the ships, and another paper relating thereto. 4 pages.
Aug. 16
and 31.
17. Copy of a letter signed George Plater, addressed to his Excellency [? Col. Nicholson], stating that he had lately received a letter from the Auditor General to render a state of his account of the revenue collected, to his Excellency Col. Francis Nicholson, their Governor, who was directed by their Majesties to return for England, a full account of that province since the Revolution, and to state the same there, pursuant to which he had rendered an account, but found a difficulty in passing “that article of five hundred pounds” paid to his Excellency. His Excellency the Governor was desirous of further satisfaction thereon; begging for a full and satisfactory answer, as he was himself liable. Dated Maryland, 16 Aug. 1694.
Also a brief reply thereto. Dated 31 Aug. 1694. 2 pages.
Sept. 1. 18. “Articles of agreement with John Evans for building a house for the Admiralty Office,” viz., on the site of Wallingford House, near Whitehall, lately belonging to George Duke of Buckingham, deceased. Dated 1 Sept. 1694.
Also the specification. 5 pages.
Sept. 5. 19. Letter signed “Ni. Parle,” addressed to Sir Fleetewood Sheppard, stating that his son acquainted him that the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who was one of the Lords of the Treasury, was informed that he was dead, contradicting the report, but confessing he was afflicted with the stone for the last 12 or 14 years. Dated Sewardstone, 5 Sept. 1694.
Accompanied by an affidavit that he was living. 2 half pages.
Sept. 6. 20. Letter signed John Povey, addressed to Mr. Guy, in relation to the proceedings of the General Assembly of Virginia, in respect of the Act for ports in that Colonysuspended by Her Majesty's order; sending an abstract of the proceedings of the Assembly to the Lords of the Treasury, for their opinion. Dated 6 Sept. 1694. 1 page.
Sept. 6. 21. Letter of Mr. John Povey to Mr. Guy, sending an estimate received from the Principal officers of the Ordnance for the consideration, &c. of their Lordships. Dated 6 Sept. 1694.
The estimate is not now enclosed.
Minuted:—“That they have spoken wth off[icers of] O[rdnance] & have adjusted wth them the paymt of ye mo. necessary for sending away these stores.” ¾ page.
Sept. 6. 22. Order in Council for provisions and stores of war to be sent with the ships of war and two regiments of foot intended for Jamaica, against the French in those parts, &c. Dated 6 Sept. 1694. ½ page.
Sept. 6. 23. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition to Her Majesty, of William Malthus, who prayed that their Majesties' part of the forfeiture of a large ship, which he expected from Norway, laden with masts, &c., might be remitted; declining to encourage such a practice. Dated 6 Sept. 1694.
Accompanied by the petition.
Minuted:—“The importation cannot be permitted.” 2 pages.
Sept. 10. 24. Presentment to the Lords of the Treasury, by the Comrs of Transportation, being an estimate of the charge of freight, beds, &c., for 1,700 men to Jamaica. Dated 10 Sept. 1694.
The contents of this are identical with the enclosure in the letter of 12 Sept. (No. 27.) 1 page.
Sept. 11. 25. Presentment by the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, stating that they then had under deliberation, a scheme for regulating several methods then in practice at the Custom house, for the better security and considerable advance of the revenue; more particularly drawing attention to the impost account of tobacco and sugar; and suggesting remedies to prevent the like disorders hereafter. Dated 11 Sept. 1694. 2½ pages.
Sept. 11. 26. Memorial of the Officers of Ordnance to the Lords of the Treasury, laying before them divers estimates of repairs necessary at Sheerness, Bridlington Fort, Tinmouth Castle, Cliffords-fort near North Shields, and Languard Fort. Dated 11 Sept. 1694. 10 pages.
Sept. 12. 27. Letter of John Povey to William Lowndes, Esq., stating that the Committee of Trade and Plantations had received from the Comrs for Transportation, an estimate of the charges of transportation for 1,700 men, and 230 tons of ordnance stores to Jamaica; of which he enclosed a copy, for their Lordships' consideration: further stating that the Committee had agreed that a Commissary-General of the stores and provisions should be appointed to attend the expedition, who might execute the office of Paymaster, Commissary of the musters, and Judge advocate of the forces; and they intended to name Mr. Murray, late Commissary at Hounslow Heath, for the same, and suggested that he should have 500l. per ann., and 120l. per ann., for his clerks; and that 20s. a day should be allowed for a physician, 200l. per ann. to an apothecary, and 50l. per ann. to his mate. Dated 12 Sept. 1694.
Accompanied by the estimate of freight, &c., from the Transport Office. Dated 10 Sept. 1694. 2¼ pages.
Sept. 13. 28. Copy of a letter from the Comrs for Victualling the Navy, to John Povey, Esq., enclosing copy of the estimate delivered to the Lords of the Treasury, for the charge of 1,700 men for Jamaica. Dated 13 Sept. 1694.
Also the estimate, dated 7 Sept. 1694. 1½ pages.
Sept. 14. 29. A rough draft, in Mr. Lowndes' hand-writing, entitled “a state of all the dutys upon goods imported and exported;” showing of what they consisted.
Docquetted:—“State of the revenues, p. M. Lowndes.” Dated 14 Sept. 1694. 5 pages and 2 lines.
Sept. 14. 30. Copy of report of Lord Ranelagh, to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of the Earl of Macclesfield, praying for the same proportion to be allowed to the clothiers of his regiment as was allowed to others; viz., as to the amount of the off-reckonings due, one third of which were allowed to other regiments. Dated 14 Sept. 1694. 1 page.
Sept. 17. 31. Report of the Comrs for Transportation, to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Henry Beach and others, masters of ships formerly taken up by the Comrs for Victualling the Navy, in favour of their being allowed certain freights. Dated 17 Sept. 1694.
Minuted:—“A letter to the Commissioners to make up this account by the month.”
Also the petition. 2 pages.
Sept. 17. 32. Report of Lord Ranelagh, to the Lords of the Treasury, on the memorial of Jacob Vanderesch, Esq., praying them to assign some fund to satisfy the tradesmen who supplied the Dutch regiments with clothes and accoutrements; viz., as to the state of the off-reckonings of the regiments. Dated 17 Sept. 1694.
Minuted:—“September 19th, '94. My Lords will do this in a short time.”
Accompanied by the memorial. 2 pages.
Sept. 18. 33. Memorial of Officers of the Ordnance to the Lords of the Treasury, stating that the arrear for sea service was 77,326l. 6s., and for land service, 50,165l. 13s. 4d., which made them very importunate for a considerable allotment of money, that their debt was vastly increased by the sea expeditions and by the great supply of stores then being sent to the Mediterranean and the West Indies; praying them to consider the consequences from the disappointment of the artificers who received as ready money 20,000l. tallies; the gunmakers had represented their miserable condition, by the stoppage of their 500l. weekly payments, and had an arrear of 5000l.; earnestly recommending the payment of both; further drawíng attention to the damage on the Medway, for want of repair as represented by the store keeper at Upnor. Dated 18 Sept. 1694. 1 page.
Sept. 18. 34. Memorial of the Victuallers of the Navy to the Lords of the Treasury, representing that there was unassigned 20,835l. 8s. 9d.; that there was 5,000l. weekly to be assigned, to answer this years declaration of 3,500 men for 13 months; that the charge of 21,000 men's victuals for three months, for the Straits, amounted to 46,472l. 1s. 5d.; that the charge of the 1,700 men for Jamaica amounted to 7,088l. 5s. 10d.; 2,648l. had only been assigned to the two last services, they saw no probability of effecting these services, unless moneys were assigned. Dated 18 Sept. 1694. 1 page.
Sept. 19. 35, Letter from Mr. Povey to Mr. Guy, concerning provisions for the 1,700 men going to Jamaica, &c. Dated 19 Sept. 1694. 1¼ pages.
Sept. 24. 36. Letter from Mr. James Vernon to the Lords of the Treasury, sending a petition of Mr. Brunskill, for their consideration. Dated 24 Sept. '94.
The petition is not now with it. ½ page (quarto.)
Sept. 24. 37. Presentment by the Comrs for Transportation, to the Lords of the Treasury, as to what ships were hired by them by the month, and what amount of provisions were furnished. Dated 24 Sept. 1694. 1¼ pages.
Sept. 25. 38. Letter of Mr. John Povey to Mr. Guy, stating that the Lords of the Committee of Trade and Plantations, had appointed to meet at the Council Chamber, Whitehall, on the morrow, and expected to receive the report of the Lords of the Treasury, on the estimate for transporting 1,700 men, &c., to Jamaica. Dated 25 Sept. 1694. 1 page.
Sept. 25. 39. Memorial of the Officers of Ordnance, to the Lords of the Treasury, representing the great necessity the office was in, for a large supply for the land and sea service, the train abroad, foreign bills, &c.; finishing thus “your Lordspps have bin alwaies so kind as to pardon our troublesome addresses, when their Mats affaires have not permitted you to assist us; but we are now brought to such a pinch, in point of credit, for carrying on our business, that a small chiding and a round sum would please us better.” Dated 25 Sept. 1694.
Minuted:—“When Board full.” 1 page.
Sept. 25. 40. Warrant of the Lords of the Treasury, to the Auditor of the Revenues in the county of Nottingham, to allow 35l. 1s. 6d. on the account rendered by Walter Laycock, surveyor of woods, north of Trent, of moneys arising from wood sales; viz., for his travelling expenses. Dated 25 Sept. 1694.
Also the account of his travelling expenses. 2 pages.
[? About
Sept. 25.]
41. Petition of Robert Guy, tidesman in fee, in the port of London, praying to be appointed surveyor of Bow and Ham Creek, in place of Mr. Fletcher, dismissed.
Minuted:—“25 Sept. '94. Ref. to Commiss. of Cust.” 1 page.
Sept. 26. 42. Presentment by the Comrs for Transportation, to the Lords of the Treasury, setting forth the charges they had been at, in transporting 1,700 soldiers to Jamaica; their Lordships having ordered 5,000l. for that purpose. Dated 26 Sept. 1694. 1 page.
Sept. 27. 43. Order in Council referring the petition of William Bowtell, merchant, to the Lords of the Treasury, to consider the allegations therein, and report on them. The copy of the petition (which is annexed) sets forth, that since the last war with Algiers, the petitioner had redeemed about 400 English captives; and there was due to him above 7,000l.; that he had petitioned the King that his accounts might be examined, and the Lords of the Treasury reported thereon (a copy of which is annexed); 746l. was owing to him for 20 captives, and Mr. Squibb at his death had 300l. in hand of the captives' money, collected by brief; and the petitioner prayed that sum might be allowed him. Dated 27 Sept. 1694.
Minuted:—“17xbr. '94, Mr. Lowndes to call before him the execrs & petr, & to adjust what is in their hands, applicable towds the petrs debt, & to informe my Lords.”
“Ult. May 1695. My Lords will direct process agt the exrs for this & ye Teller (fn. 1) for Gll Gourdons mony, unless they att. & pay forthwth.”
The copy of the report of the Lords of the Treasury, includes a copy of a report made to them by Mr. Lowndes and Mr. Robert Squibb, which contains curious information about the captives referred to, many of whom died of the plague. 4½ pages.
Sept. 28. 44. Warrant of the Lords of the Treasury, for the appointment of John Hewitt, gent., as Receiver-General of the Land Revenue, in the counties of Lincoln, Warwick, and Leicester. Dated 28 Sept. 1694. 1 page.
Sept. 28. 45. Report of the Lords of the Treasury to the King, on the petition of the Principal officers of the Ordnance, in behalf of themselves and others on the establishment; praying a warrant to reimburse the moneys they had paid for taxes on account of their salaries; certifying that they had applied to that board for relief, on the ground, that they were exempted as military persons, from the taxations; offering the report of the Attorney-General thereon; but their Lordships did not feel at liberty to stay any process against them. The petitioner's might have been heard in the Court of Exchequer, but they seemed to choose to abide his Majesty's determination. Dated 28 Sept. 1694.
Minuted:—“15xber. 1694, wth ye King. Granted.”
Also the report mentioned; “The case of the Officers of the Ordnance”; three lists of persons who paid the aid; and four letters thereon. 12 pages and 6 halves.
Sept. 28. 46. Abstract of the Lords of the Treasury's minutes, on reading the report of the auditors of the imprests, on Sir Josiah Child, and partners' accounts for victualling the navy, 1672 and '73. Dated 28 Sept. '94.
Also copy of report from the auditors of the imprests, upon the demands of the said Sir Josiah Child, &c. Dated Oct. 1685, and a duplicate copy, with a few lines added at the end and sundry notes in the margin. Dated 9 March 1685–6. 17½ pages.
[? About
47. Petition of Wyndham Buller, daughter and sole heiress of Col. Anthony Buller, deceased; showing that 3,436l. 16s. 10d. had been voted to her father by Parliament in 1660, and the interest only paid to 1678; since which her mother dying, the interest had ceased for want of being solicited, and the petitioner was greatly distressed, as appeared by the certificate of Sir Robert Howard: praying payment of the interest until the principal was paid.
Accompanied by the certificate. Dated 31 Aug. 1694.
Minuted:—“The only favour my Lords can show in this case is, to have this demand consider'd equally wth ye banquiers.” 11½ pages.
48. Memorial of Col. Lillingston to the Lords of the Treasury, showing that his regiment was appointed for Jamaica, to be ready by the 14th of October, and that they would require clothing necessary for the climate; praying an order for the off-reckonings amounting to 2,549l. 8s. 2d., and in addition (as a sufficient quantity of shoes, stockings, &c., would be required, for which 6d. a week was detained from the soldier), praying that the 6d. a week might be paid here, whilst the regiment was abroad; and further that a sum on account of the colonel's arrears, might be ordered, to provide his equipage. Without date, but most likely Sept. 1694, by comparison with other papers. 1 page.
49. Petition of William Tudsbury, woodward of their Majesties Hayes of Birkland and Bilhay, in the Forest of Sherwood; showing that he had taken great pains in preserving the wood, in the time of the Revolution, &c., and that the Duke of Devonshire, Lord Chief Justice in Eyre, north of Trent, granted him a salary of 10l. a year, viz., for three years, 30l., out of the dotard and dead trees: praying confirmation thereof.
Also the grant by the Duke of Devonshire, with a note that it was referred to Walter Laycock, Esq., Surveyor-General of Woods, north of Trent, on 12 Sept. 1694.
Minuted:—“Agreed to the report,” but the report is not now with it. 2 pages.
Oct. 2. 50. Excise Commissioners presentment for setting up a boat at Deal, to prevent the running of brandy. Dated 2 Oct. 1694.
Minuted:—“Agreed & an order to be sent for it.” 1 page.
Oct. 3. 51. Report of Lord Ranelagh, to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Thomas Morine “sutler;” praying payment of 731l. 1s. 1d., due to him for fire and candle, and other disbursements, for the guards at Whitehall, Kensington, the Savoy, &c.; setting out the state of the account. Dated 3 Oct. 1694.
Also the petition and “Thomas Morin, the suttlers contingent bill.” 3 pages.
Oct. 4. 52. Memorial of the Officers of Ordnance, to the Lords of the Treasury, stating that they had received no considerable allotment for land and sea service, which they had earnestly desired in divers memorials, and the artificers were reduced to great extremities, the arrears for land service being 73,626l., and for sea service 50,165l. 13s. 4d.; asking for 50,000l. on each head; reminding their Lordships of the 20,000l. tallies upon the land tax, which were nothing worth, and there was 8,000l. arrear upon foreign bills unprovided for: closing with a request for 5,000l. for the gunmakers. Dated 4 Oct. 1694. 1 page.
Oct. 8. 53. Report of Sir Edw. Ward to the Lords of the Treasury, as to an abatement desired in an annexed petition of Sir Benjamin Newland, of London, merchant, on certain spirits imported, stating that he could not see that they were empowered to make the abatement. Dated 8 Oct. 1694.
The report of the Comrs of Excise, the petition, and a certificate. 3½ pages.
Oct. 9.]
54. Petition of Capt. Adrian Vanderlin, to the Lords Justices of Ireland, touching a small privateer called the “Duke of Bavaria,” of 35 tons, laden with French salt, some thread, and four trusses of linen cloth, arrived at Waterford; praying permission to enter the same and pay the duties. Also another copy.
Referred to the Lords of the Treasury, 9 Oct. 1694.
Two other papers, one of which is the opinion of Sir Richard Levinge, relating thereto (all copies). 4 pages.
Oct. 9. 55. Letter from Mr. John Povey to Mr. Guy, stating that the Committee of Trade and Plantations desired their Lordships to report to them the instructions they thought necessary to be given to Mr. Murray, Commissary of the Provisions for Jamaica, &c. Dated 9 Oct. 1694. ¾ of a page.
Oct. 9. 56. Memorial of the Officers of Ordnance, to the Lords of the Treasury, stating that they had hitherto put off the importunities of the artificers, hoping the arrears on the land service of 71,776l., and of the sea service of 50,165l. 13s. 4d., would be paid, &c.; that they had had nothing but small weekly distributions, from hand to mouth, “which sinks the credit of the office;” drawing attention to the arrears due to the gunsmiths, and the bills of exchange from abroad unprovided for. Dated 9 Oct. 1694. 1½ pages.
Oct. 9. 57. Letter of the Comrs of Ordnance to the Lords of the Treasury, stating that the powder had been removed from Greenwich House, and the Laboratory, near adjoining, to Gravesend and Tilbury, and they were in consequence obliged to build a new powder house in some more convenient place; which must be ready by the time Admiral Russel was home from the straits; laying an estimate thereof before their Lordships, and desiring 500l. to be paid weekly. Dated 9 Oct. 1694.
There are two estimates, the first is thus entitled:—“An estimate for building a new magazine for powder, & a convenient wharfe for shipping & unshiping into and out of the same, as alsoe for building a proofe-house & a dwelling house for the storekeeper,” and the second,—“An estimate for building a labouratory in the warren att Tower place att Woolwich.” 3¼ pages.
Oct. 10. 58. Report of Lord Ranelagh to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Barbara Lower, wife of William Lower, a captain in the regiment of foot, under command of Colonel Edward Lloyd, as to an allowance out of arrears of pay due to her husband; she being a native of Holland, and having sued her husband for a separate maintenance, and the law there having allowed her 50l. per annum. Dated 10 Oct. 1694.
The petition and a translation of the sentence at Rotterdam, in her favour.
Minuted:—“A letter to my L. Ranelagh to do this.” 5 pages.
Oct. 11. 59. Abstract of His Majesty's order to Consul Baker, to repair to Tripoli to renew the peace with that Government.
Accompanied by another paper (a copy) headed:—
“Additional articles to Sir John Narborough's treaty, made, concluded and agreed upon, between the most serene and mighty monarch William the Third,” &c., “and the most illustrious Lords the Bassa Dey, Agha and Divan of the city and kingdom of Tripoli, by Thomas Baker, His Majts late agent & consul at Algier, the 11th day of October 1694.” 2½ pages.
Oct. 12. 60. Report of Mr. Charles Fox to the Queen, on the petition of Capt. Chabrole who served as a re-formed captain in the French regiment of foot, commanded by Major-General la Melionere, during the war of Ireland; recommending that if the Queen should think fit to pay him, he should be removed from the establishment of Ireland, and placed on the Earl of Ranelagh's list, as some others had been. Dated 12 Oct. 1694.
Minuted:—“8 Janry 1695–6, 100l to be p[aye]d.”
The petition (in French) and another petition in English. Also “List of several French pensioners to be continued in pay notwithstanding their absence from Ireland.” 4 pages.
Sept. 8 and
Oct. 13.
61. “Richard Earl of Ranelagh, Paymr Genll of their Mats Forces, his accot for 8 months, from the 1st of May 1689 incl. to the last of Decr following:—Declared 8 Sept. 1694, “Charles Fox Esqr & Tho. Lord Coningesby their accot for the Danish Forces, from 4th Nov. 1689 to the 1st of April 1692.” Declared 13 Oct. 1694.
“John Knight Esqr, Recr Genll & cashier of the customes, his cash accot of the impo on silks & lynnen, & other things, for one year ended att Micħas 1693.” Declared 13 Oct. 1694. 3¼ pages.
Oct. 16. 62. Letter of Wm. Blathwayt to Mr. Guy, signifying the King's permission for Mr. James Sanderson, son of Lord Castleton, one of the Comrs in the Alienation Office, to travel and remain some time with my Lord Lexington at Vienna, if consistent with the execution of that office, that leave might be passed in the usual form. Dated Hague, 16/26 Oct. 1694. 1 page (quarto).
Oct. 16. 63. Memorial of the Officers of the Ordnance to the Lords of the Treasury, respecting the arrears on the land and sea service, under each of which heads, less than 50,000l. will not extricate them from their difficulties; and respecting the lamentable case of the artificers who will be utterly ruined, without they have some better fund assigned them than the 20,000l. tallies from the land tax. Dated 16 Oct. 1694. 1 page.
Oct. 16. 64. The Earl of Ranelagh's memorial to the Lords of the Treasury, as to the various sums making up 50,170s. 0s. 10¾d., requisite to carry on his department. Dated 16 Oct. 1694. 2 pages.


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