Volume 33: May 1-June 30, 1695

Pages 438-451

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

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May 1–June 30, 1695

May 1.
1. Report of William Blathwayt on the petition of Christopher Codrington and Archibald Hutcheson, Esqs., and Mr. Richard Cary, merchant, agents of Col. Christopher Codrington, governor of his Majesty's Leeward Islands, in America, stating that the allegations in the petition were true in reference to the privy seal ordering 700l. per ann. to be paid to the Col. out of the revenue of 4½ per cent. of the Leeward Islands, but of late there had been another order in Council for bringing the revenue of the 4½ per cent. in specie hither and the collectors had no authority to pay the governor's salary; that as the collectors in Barbadoes had directions to pay Col. Russell, governor of that island, out of the same duty, it was reasonable Col. Codrington should receive his: also advising allowance to be made for a gunner and two matrosses for the fort of St. Christopher's. Dated 1 May 1695.
Written on the back of the petition.
In the Minute Book, vol. 6, p. 145, 10 Feb. 1695, is the following entry:—“The sallary of Collo Codrington to be pd here out of ye sugar arriving from time to time for ye 4 & ½ per cent.” 2 pages.
May 1. 2. Abstract of Gibson's proposall about altering some practices in victualling his Majesty's navy to the advantage of the crown and seamen. Dated 1 May 1695. 1¼ pages.
May 1. 3. Report of Sir Richard Levinge, Solicitor-General for Ireland, to the Lords Justices and General Governors of Ireland, on the petition of Henry Temple, presented to his Majesty and transmitted to them; concerning the sum of 500l. by him lent to the Earl of Clancarty, in Dec. 1687. Dated 1 May 1695.
The petition and divers other papers relating thereto. 11 pages.
May 3. 4. Letter from Onesiphorus Albin to the Lord Godolphin, stating that proposals had been made for farming the aliens' duties at 30,000l. a year. He had a difference with Lord Lanesboro, and proposed to have nothing to do with him. He would go through with the farm of aliens' duties, but it would be more for the King's advantage to keep it in his own hands. When the aliens' duties were put into a posture for collecting, the King might take up 100,000 pounds to be repaid out of that fund in one year, and he would undertake to raise 20,000l. for their Lordships' share. Dated 3 May 1695. 1 page.
May 3. 5. Report of Mr. Aaron Smith to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Mr. Robert Stephens, messenger of the press, who had detected and seized a great number of treasonable, seditious, and scandalous libels, and many persons concerned therein; in favour of his being compensated for the same. Dated 3 May 1695.
Also the petition and two certificates of the petitioner's diligence. 3 parts of pages.
May 3. 6. Report of Lord Ranelagh to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Captain William Vachell, captain in the Marquis de Rada's regiment of foot; praying for arrears of pay for the cure of a wound received at Camaret Bay; certifying that 183l. 11s. 9d. was due to him up to 1 April then last. Dated 3 May 1695.
Minuted:—“To be laid before the K. to-morrow, 50l. to be paid in part of his arreare.”
Also the petition and an account. 4 parts of pages.
May 4. 7. Report of Mr. Charles Fox, on the memorial of Col. Edward Dutton Colt, in behalf of himself and the officers of the regiment of foot then under his command (formerly commanded by Col. John Hales); praying an allowance of 1,410l. 5s.d. deducted from them at their clearings; stating it had been allowed to other regiments. Dated 4 May 1695.
Also the memorial. 2 pages.
May 4. 8. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Privy Council, on the petition of William Amis, of Faversham, mariner; praying a discharge of a fine of 400l. set on him by the Court of Exchequer, where he was prosecuted, at the suit of the Attorney-General, upon the information of Mr. Sherman, collector of customs at Faversham, for concealing and uttering French goods. Dated 4 May 1695.
Minuted:—“1 July '95. The sollr to use his dilligence in the recovery of this mo.”
Also the report of the solicitor on the same. 2 pages.
May 6. 9. Letter of the Lords Justices of Ireland to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition from the town of Bandon, for a grant of lands belonging to Major-General MacCarty, for the re-payment to them of 1,500l., and interest, stating that it would lessen the revenue and subject the King to many other solicitations, but leaving it to his wisdom. Dated, Dublin Castle, 6 May 1695.
Accompanied by the reports of the Comrs for Forfeitures, and of the Solicitor-General, two petitions, one from the provost, burgesses, and inhabitants of the town of Bandon, and the other from the inhabitants of the corporation of Bandon Bridge, and by four other papers.
In one of the petitions they state that they never suffered any papist to live among them, and were so obnoxious to the Irish that they omitted no opportunity to oppress them, and at last carried them all prisoners to the mountains of Kerry, where many perished, &c. 11 pages.
May 6. 10. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Isaac Portello, merchant of London, respecting the importation in a Portuguese ship of certain Brazil wood, of the growth of Brazil, in America, a plantation belonging to Portugal, which was thereby forfeited. Dated 6 May 1695.
Minuted:—“27 May '95. A warrant to discharge the seizure, first giving satisfaction to ye officers.”
Also the petition. 2½ pages.
May 8.]
11. Petition of Thomas Wilkins, Gent., on behalf of himself and others, to the King, as to the debts due by the collectors of customs and new impositions; praying that the petitioners might have the same debts.
Minuted:—“8 May 1695. The K. orders, that when ye grant is passed, my Lords shall have such a restraint, that nothing grievous be done by the grantee.”
Also a list of the debts and a report of the solicitor of the customs thereon. 3½ pages (quarto).
May 9. 12. Order in Council on reading the petition of Sir William Russell, Knight, Samuel Sale, John Norton, Richard Barney, and Henry Bartlett, of the city of London, merchants, on behalf of themselves and others, the creditors of Andrew and Richard Dalton; praying that a grant of the Daltons' estate in Ireland, to Sir Will. Ashurst, for payment of his debts, might be recalled, or that such directions should be given, that the petitioners and other creditors of the Daltons, might receive their just debts out of the estate, in proportion with Sir William Ashurst; referring the matter to the Lords of the Treasury. Dated 9 May 1695.
Copy of the petition, and a petition of the same persons to the Lords of the Treasury thereon.
Minuted:—“Read 26 June '95. To be heard this day sennight in the afternoon, & all parties to have notice.”
Similar Order in Council on the petition of the said Andrew Dalton, of the city of Dublin, merchant, praying that the outlawry against him, might be reversed, and the grant to Sir William Ashurst of the petitioner and his brother's estate, might be recalled; the petitioner being desirous to assign his debts and estate to his creditors; referring the same to the Lords of the Treasury. Dated the same day.
Copy of the said petition.
In the Minute Book, vol. 6. p. 56., on 13 July 1695, is:—“Sir William Russell and the creditors of Richd. and Andrew Dalton and Sir Wm. Ashurst, are heard by their councell, concerng a grant made by the late Queen, enabling Sir William Ashurst to receive out of the estate of the said Daltons, a debt of 1,218li 0s. 6d. due to him,” &c. [Then follows what was alleged about the same, and the entry finishes], “That Her Maty out of her great grace and favour, and in consideration of his faithfull services, when Lord Mayr of London, was pleased to grant to him so much (and no more) as was due to himselfe, from the said Daltons, tho' he petitioned in the name of the rest of the creditors; but he supposes they were all unknown to Her Maty, and that it is still in his Mays power to grant the remer of the estate of the Daltons, to the rest of their Crs if his Maty shalbe graciously pleased to do the same.
“My Lds upon hearing all parties find no cause to move his Maty for altering the grant made by the late Queen, &c.” 7 pages or parts of pages.
May 10. 13. Report of Sir Robert Cotton, Kt., and Tho. Frankland, Esq., Postmasters-General being their second report on the case of John Woodgate, deputy postmaster of Canterbury; viz., as to his ability to pay the arrears due from him, and as to his injury by the postmasters of Deal and Dover, in sending passengers to other houses, &c.; stating that the postmaster's salary was as large as that of others on that road, but others had perquisites, which he had not, and so they were of opinion that it was insufficient, leaving it to their Lordships to remit some part of the arrear, being 360l. 8s. 2d. Dated 10 May 1695.
Accompanied by the first report, on the same subject, and the petition, at the foot of which is a certificate that he was active and zealous in their Majesties' service.
On the back is:—“13 May 1695. See the Minute Book.”
The following is from the Minute Book, Vol. 6, p. 27:—
“Sir Robert Cotton and Mr. Frankland attend, wth Mr. Brockman, about John Woodgate, depty postmar of Canterbury. The postmars will make him a reasonable allowance for the future, if he can hold the place, and as to his arrear of 360l. 8s. 2d., due from him at Lady Day last, my Lords will discha him of 165li (in consideration of his poverty, & the extraordinary charges he has been at, & his good services to the government), upon his paying down the remainder,” &c. 3½ pages.
May 16. 14. Report of Sir Edward Ward to the Lords of the Treasury, on a petition of Mr. Keeling, whereby it was “endeavoured to entitle the Crown to a remainder in fee, after severall estates in taile male spent, of and in the manors of Irthington, Lasonby, Dacre, Kirkswould, and “Bourke-upon-the-Sands,” in the county of Cumberland, & barony of Barton in the co. of Westmorland, by the attainder of Thomas Lord Dacre of the South, for felony, about the latter end of the reign of King Henry the Eighth; to which remainder it is said he was entitled, as heir-at-law of Joan, sole daughter and heir of Thomas eldest son of Thomas Lord Dacre;” advising that the case was not clearly made out. Dated 16 May 1695.
Also the petition and another paper, giving various particulars respecting the manors, lands, and tenements, referred to by the proposal of the said John Keeling, Gent. 4 pages.
May 16. 15. Report of Lord Ranelagh to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Martha Brehen, widow, for 29l. 11s. 3d., being arrears of pay to her husband as lieutenant in Sir David Coliear's regiment of foot; offering no objection. Dated 16 May 1695.
The petition.
Minuted:—“Read 28 May '95. To be putt on ye distribution.” Parts of 2 pages.
May 16. 16. “New England. State of the accompt of the revenue in the province of New Hampshire, from the 16th of May 1694 to the 16th of May 1695.” Signed William Blathwayt. 1 page.
May 18. 17. Memorial of the Comrs appointed to examine the public accounts, desiring their Lordships' order for 2,000l., for the service of the ensuing year. Dated 18 May 1695. 1 page.
May 18. 18. Report of Lord Ranelagh to the Lords [of the Treasury], on the petition of Stephen Fagett and Peter Fauconnier, complaining that the off-reckonings of the Dutch regiment of Guards were set down at 853l. 16s. 4d., and should have been 10,166l. 13s. 4d.; stating that he had made two reports thereon, on the data furnished by Mr. Vander Esch, but Mr. Vander Esch was greatly mistaken in his last computation; recommending their Lordships to add to the tallies, to clear the off-reckonings, 9,312l. 17s. to set the petitioner right. Dated 18 May 1695.
Accompanied by the petition and another paper. 3 pages.
May 20. 19. Report of Thos. Trevor, Esq., Solicitor General, addressed to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of James Zouch, Esq., certifying that the manors of Woking, Chobham, Bishley, and Bagshot, and the hundreds of Woking, Blackheath and Wooton, were granted by King James I. to Sir Edw. Zouch, Knt., the petitioner's grandfather, marshal of the Marshalsea of the Household, and failing heirs to others of the family of Zouch; expressing the opinion that, the reversion remaining in the Crown, the petitioner could not bar his issue male, if he had any, or the male heirs of John Zouch, if he had none; nor could he prevent the manors reverting to the Crown on the determination of the several estates. Dated 20 May 1695.
Accompanied by the petition. 3 pages.
[? About
May 20.]
20. Petition of Willm. Fanshawe and Mary his wife, the relict of Willm. Sarsfeild, deceased, and Charlotte Sarsfeild his daughter and sole heir; showing that Patrick, a younger brother of William Sarsfeild, having, by his great power in Ireland, entered upon the estate of the petitioners, and it being found in his hands when the rebellion was over, was seized by their Majesties' Comrs; whereupon they (the petitioners) prayed to be put in possession of their right. The Lords Justices, to whom the petition was referred, reported that Mary Fanshawe had a right to 800l. a year jointure out of the estate, and that Charlotte Sarsfeild was also entitled to a portion of 1,000l., and 50l. a year for her maintenance; praying that they might be put in possession.
Also a report of the Lords of the Treasury to the King in favour of immediate possession being given of the estate to Charlotte Sarsfeild. Without date; but a bounty of 50l. was granted to Wm. Fanshawe, Esq., on 20 May 1695. See Minute Book, vol. 6, p. 30. [There are other papers on this subject. See Vol. xxx. No. 63]. 2 pages.
May 21. 21. Letter signed B. Granville, addressed to the Rt. Hon. Sir Stephen Fox, one of the Lords of the Treasury, begging of him to plead for his rent of Mote Park, stating that if they would read the clause in the will of '87 they would be satisfied that the Lord Mountague had no pretence for a claim of that rent, &c. Dated 21 May 1695.
In the Minute Book, vol. 6, p. 31, 21 May 1695, is:—“My Lords will speak wth Mr. Attorney about the rent of Mote Park, claymed by the Earl of Montagu & Mr. Grenville.” 1 page.
May 21.]
22. Petition of Philip Ryley to the Lords of the Treasury, showing that he had applied himself to the detection of the great mischief of “exchanging broad money for profit, in order to clipping,” and had been a discoverer of persons engaged therein, who had been fined 2,200l.; praying for a moiety of the fines.
Minuted:—“21 May '95. Refer to Mr. Attorney and Mr. Sollr, to inform themselves whether the sheriffs of London and Midd. have any just clayme to these fines, & to report their opinions to my Lords.”
The following entries in the Minute Book, vol. 6, p. 39, 4 June 1695, seem to relate to the same matters as the above:—
“Mr. Whittacre, Mr. John Smith, & Mr. Macey, to come to Mr. Lowndes to-morr. morn[ing], who is to enquire and satisfie himselfe whether the value of the clippings, & other things of clippers or coyners, be charged & answered in the accots of ye sheriffs.
“Mr. Overton is to prosecute ye recovery of the goods of such offenders for the future, & Mr. Attorney thinks ye proceeding agt ye Bff of Westmr should be by English bill.” 1 page.
May 27. 23. Presentment by the Comrs of Transportation to the Lords of the Treasury, as to arrears due to them; praying an order for 3,000l. then, and 2,000l. by weekly payments, their credit being very low. Dated 27 May 1695. 1½ pages.
May 27.]
24. Letter signed “Arch. Hutcheson,” addressed to Lord Godolphin, respecting an Order in Council for the payment of Col. Codrington's salary, and the contingent charges of that government, reminding their Lordships thereof, in order that something might be done on “that memorial,” the ships for the Leeward Islands being about to sail immediately; further begging his consideration of Col. Codrington's other memorial, praying payment of what he had disbursed for subsisting the regiment in the Leeward Islands, and asking his Lordship's directions how to proceed. The officers and soldiers of that regiment were wholly in arrear from 1 April 1693, and were subsisted on the credit of Col. Codrington, the greater part by the inhabitants of Nevis, Montserrat, and Antigua, but the companies quartered at St. Christopher Col. Codrington was “in daily disburse for.”
Minuted:—“27 May '95. My Lords do not think fitt to move the Councell for paymt of this in ye islands, and he must apply here when the goods for the 4 & ½ per c. come over.”
There is also the following in the Minute Book, vol. 6, p. 145, 10 Feb. 1695–6, “The salary of Collo Codrington to be pd here, out of the sugar accrewing from time to time for ye 4 & ½ per cent.” 1 ¼ pages (quarto).
May 29. 25. Letter signed J. Tucker, addressed to Mr. Lowndes, stating that Consul Gwyn at Malaga had, by direction of Admiral Russell, drawn a bill of exchange, for 25l. 8s. 8d. upon the late Mr. Sec. Trenchard; and at the instance of Mr. Sec. Trumball, the writer put it into his (Mr. Lowndes') hands, to move the Lords of the Treasury to pay the same. Dated 29 May 1695.
Minuted:—“To be paid per ye navy.” 1 page (quarto).
May 29.]
26. Petition of Sir Michael Mitchell, Knight, to the Lords of the Treasury, referring their Lordships to a report of the late Lords Justices of Ireland, and to the testimonial of the city of Dublin, as to his behaviour in the late times of the greatest difficulty in Ireland, and stating that his services were well known to the Right Hon. the Earl of Romney and Lord Conisbie [Coningsby], late chief governor there, and the Lord Athlone, General of the Forces; begging their Lordships to give a favourable report of him to His Majesty, &c., further stating he was about to tender his services to the King in Flanders.
Minuted:—“Read 29 May '95. My Lords can make no report but such as must be grounded on ye report of the Lords Justices & referring only to that.” 1 page (quarto).
May 29
and 30.
27. “Loans in the Earle of Ranelagh's hands on the dutys on marriages, &c.”
A paper so docquetted, showing that there was a loan on those duties of 173,850l. 3s. 5d., and further what was ordered to be paid out of it. Dated 29 May 1695.
Accompanied by another paper showing what tallies were ordered to be struck by the clothiers. Dated 30 May 1695, the total being 113,716l. 17s. 2 half pages.
May 30. 28. Order in Council, on the report of the principal officers of the Ordnance, on the reference of the petition of Col. Jacob Richards, praying for a reward for fitting up the bomb ships the previous year; referring the subject to the Lords of the Treasury. Dated 30 May 1695.
Minuted:—“7 June '95. My Lords will speak wth the officers of the Ordnance.”
Also the copy of the report referred to. 1½ pages.
May 31. 29. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the memorial of Hugh Speke, Esq., wherein he proposed to make a discovery of some goods which were run ashore, the customs not having been answered; recommending the project to be entertained. Dated 31 May 1695.
Also the memorial. 2 pages.
May. 30. Memoranda of credits furnished by the Bank of England to Lord Ranelagh, in May 1695. Parts of 3 pages.
June 4. 31. Report of the officers of Ordnance to the Lords of the Treasury, acquainting them with an arrear due to the office of Ordnance, of appropriated money for land service, amounting to 133,999l. 3s. 1d.; repeating their application for exchanging to some better fund the tallies for 70,165l. 3s. 4d. upon last year's poll, which the artificers could not dispose of, being useless, &c. and seeking other exchanges of tallies; further reminding their Lordships respecting the gunning two second-rate ships, &c. Dated 4 June 1695.
Also a paper containing ordnance estimates. 2½ pages.
June 4. 32. Report of Lord Ranelagh, to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Mary Birt, widow, praying payment of 28l. 12s. 1d., due to her husband as ensign in Col. Selwyn's regiment; offering no objection. Dated 4 June 1695.
Minuted:—“Read 13 June '95. To be putt on ye Mll.”
Also the petition. 2 half pages.
June 5. 33. Report of Sir Edward Ward, Attorney General, to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of John Wheeler and Henry Stancomb, of Bristol, praying a nolle prosequi upon the bond in the petition mentioned, relative to a fraudulent shipment of tobacco from Bristol. Dated 5 June 1695.
Minuted:—“The bond to be discharged.”
Also the petition. 2 pages.
June 5. 34. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of John Bladworth, as to certain Germany linens, entered by mistake; recommending that he should be allowed to amend his entry, and recompense the officers who discovered the same, as might be thought reasonable. Dated 5 June 1695.
Minuted to the effect that the Comrs of Customs might award the recompense to the discoverer, &c.
Also the petition. 1 page and 2 parts.
June 6. 35. Report of the Commissioners of Transportation to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of William Phippard, owner of the ship “Mary”; in favour of paying him 2,340l. 17s. 4d., for the hire of the ship sent to Barbadoes. Dated 6 June 1695.
Also the petition.
The following is the second minute on the dorse:—
“Read 2 July '95. The Comrs of Transports to certify how much had been pd of this fund on acct of ye Martinique service and how much is still claymed to be due.” 3 pages.
June 7. 36. Letter signed W. Meester addressed to the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Romney, stating that all would be in readiness to sail with the fleet to the Downs by Tuesday “come seaven night” if not hindered for want of money; seeking his Lordship's assistance that the King's designs be not neglected for want of money; further stating that certain fisher and other boats, were wanted. Dated 7 June 1695. 1 page.
June 7. 37. Report of Sir Edw. Ward to the Lords of the Treasury, on the presentment from the Comrs of Customs, concerning Mr. Gilbert Heathcott, who desired to ship from London goods custom free, in lieu of others shipped from Chichester and taken by the enemy; in favour of the permission. Dated 7 June 1695.
Also the presentment and a certificate. 3 pages.
June 7. 38. Letter of Mr. William Blathwayt, addressed to Mr. Lowndes returning all the warrants sent to him signed by the King, except that for Sir Godfrey Kneller, which he would not sign with the clause for the arrears, but only for the salary; sending extracts of letters received, relating to the subsistence of the four regiments lately gone to the Straits; and further stating that the memorial sent him, of the pretentions of Col. Hastings and other captains of the guards, would be laid before the King, and he would have a warrant prepared. Dated at the Camp at Becelaer the 7/17 June '95.
Also the said extracts of letters. 2 pages and 2 parts (quarto).
June 10. 39. Report of Lord Ranelagh to the Lords of the Treasury on the petition of Hannah Collier, widow of Capt. Henry [Collier] belonging to the regiment commanded by Col. Selwyn; which captain was killed at the battle of Landen; offering no objection to the payment of 75l. 8s. 5d., due to him.
Also the petition. Parts of 2 pages [very rotten].
June 11. 40. Report of Philip Ryley, Esq., Surveyor-General of Woods, to the Lords of the Treasury, on the Bill of the Rt. Hon. the Lord Viscount Villiers, concerning repairs, &c., in Hyde Park; amounting to 425l. 19s.d., and 200l. for hay for the deer and for the salaries of the under-keepers. Dated 11 June 1695.
Minuted:—“This to be pd at ye Excheqr.”
Also the Bill and an application of Viscount Villiers. 1¼ pages.
June 11. 41. “Accot of the charge of victualling the land forces in the year 1694; presented to ye Lords of the Treasury, ye 11th June 1695.” [as appears by Mr. John Steventon's accot who was agent in the fleet that yeare.] 1½ pages.
June 11. 42. “Cost and charges of the provisions for New Yorke, signed by the Comrs for victualling the navy.” Dated 11 June 1695. 1 page.
June 11. 43. “List of provisions furnished for the soldiers for New York; presented to ye Lords of the Treasury, 11 June 1695.” ¾ page (brief size).
June 13. 44. Report of the Lords of the Treasury to the Lords Justices of England, in obedience to the King's pleasure, signified to them by the Duke of Shrewsbury, principal secretary of State, upon the petition of the Mayor, &c. of Chester, which set forth that their common hall for keeping the courts and assemblies for election of magistrates, members of Parliament and other public meetings was so ruinous that they could not come to it with safety, that Lord Warrington who had been mayor had given 100l. for building a new hall and others had followed his example, but it would cost 500l. more than could be expected by voluntary contributions, and they implored the royal bounty out of arrears of the land revenue in Cheshire and North Wales; informing their Excellencies that the arrears, &c. amounted to 5,097l. 19s. 5 ¾ 1/8d., and that it might be paid out of them. Dated 13 June 1695.
Minuted:—“To be laid before ye King 8th Jany '95. The K. will have ye arrears paid into ye Excheqr & ye 500l. to be then paid out of ye mo[ney].”
Accompanied by the petition and a memorandum as to the payment of the amount. 2½ pages.
June 13. 45. Letter of the officers of Ordnance to the Lords of the Treasury, transmitting a paper from the artificers, applying for money for the tallies dealt out to them, or for better tallies; pressing for an exchange of the same as until the officers were “eased of this clamour” they could not proceed in their business, &c. Dated 13 June 1695.
Also the said paper. 1½ pages.
June 14. 46. Report signed “Jo. Taylour” to the Lords [of the Treasury] on the demands made by the executors of Leonard Robinson, Knt., late Chamberlain of London, deceased. The demand was for 1,176l. 11s.d., for his charges in receiving from and paying to the respective lenders 320,416l. 0s. 3d. Dated 14 June 1695. 1 page.
June 14. 47. Letter of Col. Kendall to William Lowndes, Esq., begging him to present and read the accompanying memorial to their Lordships. Dated 14 June 1695.
The memorial stating that the colonel furnished several captains of the ships of war in Barbadoes, with 825l. upon their bills on the Comrs for sick and wounded; which had remained unpaid three years, notwithstanding the money was advanced to provide necessaries for sick seamen in the time of the plague in that island; and without it many hundreds of them must have perished, for no other person there would credit the captains; he also sought payment of 736l. 17s. 8d., and 150l. advanced to the navy. Same date.
Minuted:—“886l. 17s. 8d. to be issued to ye victrs for Collo Kendall.” 1 page and 2 halves.
June 14. 48. A paper containing ships' names, the number of men, &c., entitled, “Orders received for victualling since the account given in 13 April 1695.”
On the dorse is:—“14 June 1695.” 1 page.
June 17. 49. Report of Lord Ranelagh to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Margaret Harris, matron to the hospital on Hounslow Heath; for compensation for the duties of that office. Dated 17 June 1695.
Minuted:—“Read 2 June '96. Rejected.”
Copy of the petition and certificate. 3 pages.
14 and 20.
50. Letter of the officers of the Ordnance to the Lords of the Treasury, reminding them that the hire of vessels was a charge to be borne by the navy; certain ships having been taken up by Mr. Meesters, for the King's service, and a month's pay ordered for the same, urging the impropriety of placing the sum for the hire thereof to the account of that office. Dated 14 June 1695. Another letter on the same subject, dated 20 June 1695, and list of the ships taken up by Mr. Meesters. 3 pages or parts of pages.
June 21. 51. Presentment by the principal Comrs for Prizes, to the Lords of the Treasury, stating that they had recieved an order in council for an allowance to be made to Capt. Benj. Hoskins second captain of the “Royal William” for the tonnage and gunnage of the “Frippone,” a French man-of-war, taken by him in 1690; reminding their Lordships of their former presentment, wherein it appeared the ship was delivered to Sir Cloudsley Shovell, but as it had not been delivered into their custody, they were not liable to pay the same; reminding their Lordships also of their late presentment of the state of the office, which showed, that having paid the 10ths and 3rds, and other appropriations directed by the late Act for encouraging privateers, there remained nothing in the Treasurer's hands, and the salaries and charges of the office remained unpaid, &c. Dated 21 June 1695. 1 page.
June 24. 52. Letter signed Geo. Plater, addressed to the Lords of the Treasury, stating that he would willingly have obeyed their letter in returning the money collected by him, which became due from the fleet of ships which entered there, before Governor Copley's death; but Sir Edmund Andros had been admitted to the Government, by whose warrant he had paid most of the money away; he had, however, written to Sir Edmund about the money, and enclosed copy of the letter sent and the reply; he also enclosed the Auditor General's state of the revenue, &c. The money he paid by warrant of Sir Edmund, he found a difficulty in getting, but he hoped to be indemnified. The debt due from the estate of Governor Copley computed at 470 odd pounds was likely to be lost, &c. Dated 24 June 1695.
Accompanied by,—
(1.) Copy of a letter signed George Plater, addressed to his excellency [the Governor of Maryland] respecting 500l. paid by him to his Excellency, which the auditor questioned, together with 150l. paid the Hon. Col. Greenbery, enclosing their Majesties' instructions to the Governor to take an account of the revenue, ever since the meeting of the late convention to the time of the arrival of his Excellency; further stating that it is highly injurious to him that the two articles of his account paid by his Excellency's warrant could not be allowed. Dated Puttuxant [in Maryland], 3 Jan. 1694–5.
(2.) Copy of reply of the Governor Andros thereto. He states that his warrants, whilst Commander-in-Chief, will effectually indemnify the said Plater. Dated 18 Feb. 1694. 3¼ pages.
June 24. 53. Letter signed Wm. Blathwayt, to Mr. Lowndes, stating that several applications had been made to the King for the forfeited estate of one Francis Stone alias Pierre, bequeathed to aliens enemies, which he declined to grant until informed of the matter by the Lords of the Treasury. Dated “Camp before Namur, 4 July 1695, N.S.” i.e. 24 June.
Minuted:—“Make a state & send it & my Lds opinion is ye Pi[erre] affaires are in such a condicion that if the K. will please to reserve it for himselfe it will doe well.” 1 page (quarto).
June 26. 54. Presentment of the Comrs of Transportation to the Lords of the Treasury, showing what was due for that service, and praying an order for 2,000l. a week as promised. Dated 26 June 1695. 1 page (quarto).
June 26. 55. Memorial of the Commissioners for sick and wounded seamen, &c. to the Lords of the Treasury, representing the arrears due to their office, and praying them to direct the treasurer of the navy to pay them 16,000l. Dated 26 June 1695. 1 page.
June 27. 56. Presentment by the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the question whether open boats carrying merchandize from port to port were liable to payment of customs. Dated 27 June 1695.
Minuted:—“1 July '95. The C. Customs to advise wth Mr Attorney on this point.” 1½ pages.
June 27. 57. Report of Lord Ranelagh to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Major Thomas Garth, praying payment of 14 months' pay due to him as captain in the late Col. Godfrey Loyd's, now Col. Holt's, regiment in the West Indies, to enable him to go to the Leeward Islands, whither he was then commanded, as major to Col. Russell's regiment, offering no objection. Dated 27 June 1695.
Minuted:—“To be paid.”
The petition and two certificates. 2 pages and 2 quarters.
June 27. 58. Letter of the officers of the Ordnance to the Lords of the Treasury, sending an account of the moneys given to the office; asking for tallies or money for the land service, to pay the establishment of the officers and attendants for the train in Flanders, and upon three expeditions at sea, and further reminding their Lordships of their promise, for ordering the 2 per cent. upon their 50,000l. tallies. Dated 27 June 1695.
The latter Entry minuted:—“To be paid.”
Also the account referred to. 1½ pages.
June 28. 59. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Robert Harrison and John Pereira, as to the entry of certain wine imported by them, half of which ought to have paid alien duty, Pereira being a Portuguese, and a servant to the late Queen Dowager. Dated 28 June 1695.
Minuted:—“To be admitted to mend his entry, paying ye aliens duty for ye aliens part, & so as Engl. duty be paid for ye rest, and such satisf. be given to ye officers, as C. Customes shall determine.”
Also the petition and an affidavit. 3 pages.
June 28. 60. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Richard Breton, Esq., customer of the port of Sandwich and members; setting forth that he had served as collector of customs at Dover, a member of that port, for nearly 20 years, without salary; his predecessor having had 100l. a year for the same; and that the trouble of his office is much increased, &c.; praying for an allowance for the past and a suitable salary; recommending him strongly for the discharge of his duties; and that he should be allowed the salary of the former collecter during the war. Dated 28 June 1695.
Minuted:—“100l. a year frō Midsomer last, but to cease when the war ends.”
Also the petition. 2½ pages.
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June 29.]
61. Petition of William Lee, late Under-sheriff of Northampton, to the Lords of the Treasury, for 55l. 9s. overpaid on his account, he having paid 80l. for convicting two highway robbers.
Certificate of the Clerk of the Pipe affirming the same. Dated 29 June 1695. 2 parts of pages.
June 30. 62. Abstracts of the lists of the ships of the Royal Navy, from 5 November 1688 to 30 June 1695:—
“Acct of the state of ye Royall Navy as it was 30th June 1695, & how employed.
“Admiralty Office, 7th April 1695.
“A list of his Maties ships of ye 1st, 2nd, and 3d rates designed for ye maine fleet with an acct of their complements of men, the number borne & number mustered & ye encrease of men since the last account.”
Same date.
“A list of his Maties ships besides those of the Mediterranean and West India squadrons, with the condition of those in port and stations of such of them as are at sea.” 6 pages.