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March 1693, 1-5

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'Entry Book: March 1693, 1-5', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 70-82. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82095 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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March 1693, 1–5

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
1692–3. Mar. 1. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to William Lownds, gent., of lands, ut supra, pp. 30, 69, viz. a parcel of two acres of ground lately part of a field near the Pest House Field in the parish of St. James's abutting west on the highway leading from Aire Street towards Maribone, north on Mr. Kenrick's ground, east on King Street and south on Mr. Wayne's houses: as demised 1682, Aug. 11, to Sir William Pulteney, since deceased, and lately in the tenure of Roger Luker, deceased: except the part thereof occupied by a tabernacle and house in the tenure of Richard Wright, schoolmaster, and Ambr. Warren: also excepting another piece with it, both lately granted to the Bishop of Lincoln [see supra, p. 30]: to be hereby granted at 13s. 4d. per an. for 99 years from 1722–3, Feb. 14, without fine in view of the great charges which have been expended in converting part thereof to a school now kept by Lewis Maydwell, gent.: (2) a parcel of ground 549 feet by 585 feet between the 8 foot passage running along the late [St. James's] Garden wall and Roger Looker's house whereon stood the pest houses near the Soho, abutting west on Emlyn's Field in the tenure of Mr. Symbal and Mr. Axtel, and north west on Mr. Kendrick's ground: demised to Pulteney as above and lately in the tenure of Richard Tyler, bricklayer: to be hereby granted ut supra: (3) the field lately called Spittlefields of nine acres in Chelsea and the field lately called Little Spittlefields of eight acres in or near Knightsbridge and the messuage erected thereon by Hen. Swindel: demised to Pulteney as above: to be hereby granted as above. King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 56–9.
Mar. 1. Royal warrant to John Richards, gent., to pay out of the moneys of the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber 200l. per an. to James Walsingham, Master of the King's Beagles, as additional to the 600l. per an. directed to be similarly paid him by the royal sign manual of 1690, May 21, for his own wages, two horse huntsmen and keeping the beagles: the present addition to be paid from Lady day next. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 59.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to grant to Robert Manning of St. Martins in the Fields, the farm, park or enclosed ground called Abchill Park, co. Essex, as conveyed for 1,000 years by Charles, Earl of Manchester, 1685–6, Feb. 8, to John Ashton, gent., for 1,500l., which Ashton has since been executed for high treason, whereby the premises are forfeited to the Crown. Ibid, pp. 60–1.
Royal sign manual for 113l. 11s.d. to Thomas Browne, esq., without account: as reward for good and acceptable service. (Money warrant dated Mar. 4 hereon.) (Money order dated Mar. 10 hereon.) Ibid, p. 71. Money Book XII, p. 35. Order Book III, p. 357.
Royal letter to Sir Edmund Andros, Governor of Virginia, to transmit 500l. out of the quit rents of Virginia to Chidley Brooke, collector of the revenue of New York: it having been represented to the King by the Governor, Council and Assembly of New York that the revenue in that Province is very much exhausted by the great and continued charge of maintaining and securing the Fort of Albany, the frontier of all our Plantations in the northern parts of America, against the French. The said sum is to be employed for our service against the French in such manner as shall be directed by the Governor of New York. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 101. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 403–4.
As regards the 102l. 15s. 9d. sent 1691, July 31, by the Lieut. Governor and Council of Virginia to New York for the like assistance at the earnest desire of the Governor of New York, out of the revenue of 2s. per hogshead and the further sum of 100l. sent 1692, July 6, for the like purpose, the Governor of Virginia is hereby to issue a warrant for charging and allowing these two sums upon the account of the Crown's revenue of quit rents in Virginia: “and that you do not cause to be issued any other money out of our said revenue of quit rents otherwise than by our especial order except in case of invasion or insurrection.” (This letter is dated Mar. 5 in the Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) Book, probably by a clerical slip.)
Same to the Governor of Maryland to similarly send to New York 250l. “out of our revenue arising in our Province of Maryland” to be similarly employed: the receipt of the said Chidley Brooke to be a sufficient discharge. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 103. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 404–5.
Mar. 1. Royal letter to Lewis Burwell, esq., executor of Nathaniell Bacon, the late Receiver General of the revenue, Virginia, to pay to Francis Nicholson, Lieut. Governor of Virginia, and the other Trustees of the College there established by royal charter dated Feb. 8 last, ut supra, pp. 24–26, the sum of 850l. out of his moneys remaining in said executor's hands and due to the Crown upon said Bacon's accounts of the revenue of quit rents in the said Colony: same to be as in part of the royal bounty of 1,985l. 14s. 0d. granted ut ibid. to said Nicholson et al. for said College out of the receipts of the revenue of quit rents there remaining in the hands of William Byrd, Receiver General of the revenue there, or in the hands of any other person whatsoever. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 102. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 399.
Same [to William Byrd, Receiver etc. as above] to pay to said Nicholson et al. 1,135l. 14s. 10d. out of moneys of quit rents as above, as the balance of the abovesaid 1,985l. 14s. 10d. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 103. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 400.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Edward Leighton of Wattlesborough, co. Salop, for the baronetcy conferred on him. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 117.
[?] Henry Guy to the Earl of Nottingham. In reply to yours of the 26th Jan. last conveying the King's pleasure for 100l. to Monsieur de Bourdieu, the Duke of Schonberg's chaplain (in accordance with the Queen's directions as in yours of Sept. 23 last), I am to say that order was given to the Earl of Ranelagh Oct. 21 last to pay same, and on Nov. 3 following this sum was ordered to be issued to said Earl at the Exchequer either for repayment to said Earl or for payment to said Bourdieu [if not already paid by the Earl]. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 10.
[?] Same to the Customs Commissioners. On your report of Jan. 4 last on John Rowe's petition it is the King's pleasure that he be restored to his place as a King's waiter, Bristol port. Ibid.
Mar. 1. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. John Fitz Patrick concerning a lease granted to him by Charles II of 550l. yearly quit rents arising out of the estate of Lord Slane and other Roman Catholics in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 254.
Royal warrant to same for a patent to pass the great seal of Ireland for a grant and confirmation to Richard, Earl of Burlington and Cork, of all the manors, towns and lands called Cappagh Coyne, alias Cappoquin, Saltabared, alias Saltubberet [Salter-bridge], and Aghmeane, alias Great Affane, in co. Waterford, and of all the Crown's title thereto: all by reason that said Earl has petitioned for same, whereon the Lord Lieutenant reported Sept. 3 last, referring to a report thereon of Sir John Temple, Attorney General, Ireland, certifying that said lands were granted 1574, July 10, to Sir Christopher Hatton, were purchased by Roger Dalton and granted by James I 1612–13, Jan. 4, to said Dalton; and his son, Richard Dalton, in Trinity term, 1616, levied a fine thereon to Sir Richard Boyle, who was afterwards Earl of Cork: and said [Boyle afterwards] Earl of Cork in Easter term, 1618, upon a settlement made by him of his estate levied a fine thereof: and by the civil survey in 1641 the said lands are returned as the propriety of petitioner's grandfather: and Roger Power, petitioner's agent, made an affidavit Sept. 1 last that he had known the said lands for 25 years and that they had been during that time in possession of petitioner except for one or two years during the late rebellion. Ibid, pp. 254–6.
Mar. 1. Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant, Ireland, to give order to the Paymaster General of [the Forces in] Ireland to pay 900l. to the Earl of Ranelagh out of custodiams of forfeited lands there and before any other payments be made out of the said custodiams: being the unpaid arrears for the period 1688, Sept. 29, to 1691, Sept. 29, on a pension of 300l. per an. granted 1677, May 30, to Adam Loftus (afterwards Visct. Lisburne) and Lemuel Kingdon: all ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IX, p. 1939, as in trust for said Earl. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, pp. 257–8.
Same to same for a patent to pass the great seal of Ireland for a release and discharge to the said Earl of Ranelagh of the covenant to keep the Castle of Athlone in good repair and likewise from the rent of 100l. per an. from Lady day last: all by reason etc., ut supra, ibid. Ibid, pp. 259–60.
Same to same for a same for a further demise for 31 years to said Earl of Ranelagh of the several small tenements and parcels of ground in and about the town of Navan and some other things in the county of Meath as granted 1670, Aug. 23, to Sir John Cole, whose name therein was used only in trust for said Earl: all ut supra, ibid. Ibid, pp. 261–2.
Mar. 2. Royal sign manual for 2,500l. to Thomas Baker, Consul at Algiers, without account: “to be paid and expended by him in the accomplishing or performing of extraordinary affairs which import our service.” (Money warrant dated Mar. 4 hereon.) (Money order dated Mar. 15 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 93. Money Book XII, p. 35b. Order Book III, p. 358.
Same for 100l. to Elizabeth Heyford, widow of Col. Heyford, deceased: as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated Mar. 4 hereon.) (Money order dated April 12 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 94. Money Book XII, p. 35b. Order Book III, p. 370.
Treasury warrant to the Navy Commissioners to apply as follows 12,000l. directed, infra, p. 75, to be issued to the Treasurer of the Navy, viz.: l. Money Book XII, p. 22.
for the Victualling Commissioners, whereof l. 800l. for Sick and Wounded 10,800
for wear and tear; which is likewise intended for Sick and Wounded 1,200
Money warrant for 299l. 8s. 0d. to James, Lord Mordington, as royal bounty, without account. (Money order dated Mar. 3 hereon.) Ibid, p. 30, Order Book III, p. 354.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 1,482l. 8s.d. to the East India Company for 6 per cent. interest on 22,500l. tallies levied 1689, Nov. 13, struck upon orders in the name of Charles Bertie, Paymaster of the Ordnance, and by him delivered to said Company for 500 tons of brown saltpetre which they delivered to the Ordnance 1689, Aug. 30: the principal sums of which tallies have since been paid off out of the Customs of East India goods imported after 1689, Aug. 30. Money Book XII, p. 31.
Mar. 2. Money warrant for 69l. to John Tayleur, esq., second Secondary in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office; 9l. thereof for 2¼ years to 1692, Christmas, on his fee of 4l. per an. and 60l. for same time on his fee of 26l. 13s. 4d. per an. for transcribing Originals out of the Court of Chancery into the Exchequer. (Money order dated Mar. 14 for 60l. hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 31. Order Book III, p. 359.
Same for 40l. to Arnold Squibb for two years to Christmas last on his fee as Clerk of the Nichels in the Exchequer Court. Money Book XII, p. 32.
25l. to Walter Wallinger and Thomas Cole for 1¼ years to same date on their ancient fee of 10l. each as Secondaries in the Office of Clerk of the Pipe.
45l. to William East, Clerk of the Estreats in the Commons Pleas; for 2¼ years to same time on his allowance for estreating all post fines, issues and amerciaments.
73l. 6s. 8d. to the clerks in the Office of the Pipe for 1676, Sept. 29, to 1692, Sept. 29, on an ancient fee of 9l. 3s. 4d. payable at Easter in every second year.
96l. 3s.d. to Sir John Osborn for 1½ years to 1692, Christmas, on his fee as Treasurer's Remembrancer in the Exchequer.
Same for 193l. 6s. 8d. to John Hastings, Clerk of the Foreign Estreats in the Exchequer, for two years to same time on his several fees of 20l. per an. for safe keeping records of forfeitures of Recusants estreated into the Exchequer and carrying same to the Office of the Pipe to be drawn into the Great Roll; and of 10l., 33l. 6s. 8d., 26l. 13s. 4d. and 6l. 13s. 4d. for him and his clerks for writing and extracting all fines and amerciaments [in England] and all fines, issues and rents in the 12 shires of Wales. (Money order dated Mar. 7 hereon for 106l. 13s. 4d., being for items 1, 4, 5 of the above.) Ibid, pp. 32–3. Order Book III, p. 356.
Treasury warrant to John Smith, Receiver General of land revenue for co. Middlesex, to pay 34l. 11s. 4d. to Thomas Ingram, bailiff and collector of the tithes and rent of oats for the manor of Hendon, lately seized into their Majesties' hands on the attainder of William, Marquess of Powys: as his usual expenditure on his account for the year ended 1691, Sept. 29, viz. 61s. 4d. for a dinner for the tenants at the receipt of the rent of said tithes; 7l. 10s. 0d. paid to the overseers of the poor of Hendon; 3l. 15s. 0d. paid to the churchwardens of Hendon for the repair of the parish church; 5l. for writing a rental of said tithes and 20l. for his salary as collector of said tithes. Money Book XII, p. 33.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Receipt, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XI, p. 103.
Out of 31,453l. 8s. 0d. of contributions [on annuities with survivorships as by 4 Wm. and Mary, c. 3]; 11,184l. 8s. 7d. of loans on the 4s. Aid: making 42,637l. 16s. 7d. in all.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for a week's subsistence to the Forces as well here as in Flanders, including the Train of Artillery and the several additions lately made 22,525 17 7
to ditto for the gunners in the several garrisons in further part of their arrear 107 18 4
to ditto for Sir Joseph Hern towards answering the bills given by him for the Hanover Troops 1,208 6 8
to ditto for the General Officers in further part of their clearings to Dec. 31 last 3,000 0 0
to ditto for the Count de Paulen upon his allowance 119 14 0
to ditto for the Duke of Bolton as levy money for 230 men detached out of his Regiment for the West Indies 460 0 0
to ditto for same to Col. Beaumont for 71 private soldiers, 142l.: and to Col. Lloyd for 37 private soldiers, 74l., similarly detached 216 0 0
to ditto upon account of waggons for this campaign 2,000 0 0
to ditto in further part of bread and forage for the Hanover Troops 4,000 0 0
to ditto in further part of what is to be advanced for forage for the other Troops 6,000 0 0
to ditto in part of 6,428l. for arms at Liége (in the margin: respited) 1,000 0 0
to ditto for contingencies 2,000 0 0
Out of loans on the 4s. Aid.
to Mr. Fox for a week's subsistence to the Regiments of Hamilton, La Melonier, Du Cambon and Bellcastle 852 11 4
to ditto for Sir Jos. Herne in further part of 10,000l. advanced to the Danish Forces 2,000 0 0
£45,490 7 11
Mar 2. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows to the Treasury of the Navy: l. Disposition Book XI, p. 104.
for the Victuallers 10,000
for the Sick and Wounded 800
for same out of wear and tear 1,200
to pay a bill of Sir Joseph Hern's 400
£12,400
Same to same to issue 250l. to the Earl of Essex on his order, supra, p. 66, out of loans on the Exchequer in general or on the Hereditary Excise and Temporary Excise. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay 2l. 7s. 8d. for 2 per cent. gratuity to Charles Fox on 200l. lent from 1692, July 14, to 1692–3, Feb. 18. Ibid.
Mar. 2. Henry Guy to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to similarly pay 2 per cent. gratuity to Charles Fox for 1692, July 22, to 1692–3, Feb. 23, on 500l. assigned to Peter Walter. Disposition Book XI, p. 104.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to put Mr. Lyford into the first vacant place of riding surveyor of Excise. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 11.
Same to Mr. Feilding. Deliver to the Earl of Ranelagh your accounts of the issues of provisions etc. under the Duke of Leinster in the late expedition: as in yours of the 28th ult. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing certificates of money paid by the Treasurer of the Navy to ships etc. between Feb. 14 and 28 ult. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Twitty for a list of all moneys now in course of payment on the several funds and the persons to whom payable. Send this to my Lords by to-morrow afternoon. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Robinson. Bring to my Lords to-morrow afternoon a state of what is due to each respective Regiment according to the rules the King gave for stating the arrears of the Army in Ireland. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Send my Lords your reasons for dismissing John Petre, collector of Looe port. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the commission officers of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers complaining that 425l. 6s. 4d. had been deducted for the clothing of said Regiment more than ought to have been. Ibid, p. 12.
Same to the Earl of Montagu [Master of the Great Wardrobe] to report on the enclosed petition of seven watermen, praying that their liveries now [due] in the Wardrobe may be delivered to them. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Tayler of the petition of Sir Edward Seymour for two pieces of ground in Dover Street forfeited by Sir Herny Bond and containing 50 feet in front on which there are two tofts or houses unfinished. Reference Book VI, p. 451.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Hen. Simcox, an extraordinary tidesman, London port, praying to be made a watchman, tidesman or weighing porter in fee. Ibid, p. 453.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of the Governor and Company of the New River Water, praying to be paid the rent of 27l. per an. for the [supply of] water at St. James's, which is in arrear since 1690, Midsummer. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports of the petition of Hopefor Bendall and Michaell Savary, merchants, shewing that Baron de Ginkle caused two of their ships to be taken up to carry soldiers to Brest: therefore praying to have their accounts adjusted. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Lowndes and Mr. Ryley of the petition of the Duchess of Grafton to the King, shewing that Charles II in consideration of a great sum of money due to the Earl of Arlington, her father, granted him 12,000l. to be raised by sale of decayed trees in Whittlewood and Salcey Forests; that under Treasury warrant 2,000l. worth of timber has been felled by petitioner: therefore praying a confirmation of said grant to be met by 2,000l. per an. out of wood sales or in some other way. Ibid.
Mar. 2. Treasury warrant to William Tailer for a particular of the manor of Holme Cultram, co. Cumberland, in order to a grant thereof to Thomas Payne, esq. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 133–4.
Prefixing: (1) note of said Payne's petition for a grant thereof after the Queen Dowager's death, being part of her jointure: (2) said Tailer's report on said petition. In the ratal for the Queen's jointure the premises stand at 277l. 1s. 3d. [per an.]. I cannot state the value of the demesnes, but in the Register of sales made in 1650 the manor had been surveyed by the Parliament's Survey at 330l. 16s. 4d. [per an.] and the leaseholds at 100l. 9s. 4d., out of which they allowed 20l. per an. for repair of sea walls, leaving 411l. 5s. 8d. per an. clear. I value the reversion in question at five years' purchase, or 2,056l. 8s. 4d. per an.
Same to same for a same of a piece of ground called Ward Mead near Eton, Windsor, in order to a lease thereof to Thomas West for 31 years at 3l. 6s. 0d. per an. and fine of 110l. Ibid, p. 134.
Prefixing: ut supra. The premises were granted in 1661 to William West, petitioner's father, and were lately let by petitioner at 14l. per an., but he has lost much by tenants, the land having suffered considerable damage for several years past by inundations from the Thames.
Mar. 3. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 4,000l. to the Earl of Argyle without deduction or defalcation in full of all arrears of pay to himself and his Regiment of Foot from the time same was placed on the English Establishment to Mar. 1 inst.: it appearing that said Regiment was on the English Establishment 1689–90, Jan. 1, to 1690–1, Feb. 1, when it was placed on the Establishment of the Forces, Scotland, for which period the pay amounted to 17,441l. 5s. 3d., whereof he received no more than about 6,000l., but by verbal direction given by the King at the Treasury the Earl of Ranelagh has agreed with said Earl of Argyle to pay him 4,000l. “in consideration whereof he is to relinquish all pretensions to any arrears of subsistence or clearings whatever for and during that time.” King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 82–3.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the small branches of the Revenue, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XI, p. 105.
to the Clerks of the Pipe Office 73 6 8
to the Treasurer's Remembrancer (in the margin: issued only 96l. 3s.d.) 160 5
to the Clerk of the Nichels 40 0 0
to the second Secondary at the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office 69 0 0
to the Clerk of the Foreign Estreats 193 6 8
to the Clerk of the Estreats in the Common Pleas 45 0 0
to the Secondaries of the Pipe Office 25 0 0
£605 18
Mar. 3. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 400l. to Aaron Smith for Crown Law charges: out of any unappropriated money in the Exchequer [see infra, p. 80]. Disposition Book XI, p. 105.
Same to same to issue as follows 2,250l. out of the Hereditary Excise and Temporary Excise, viz.: l. Ibid.
to the Earl of Nottingham: on warrants to be received 1,050
to me [Guy] for secret service 1,200
(Same to Mr. Duncombe, Excise Cashier, to pay 2,250l. of Excise money into the Exchequer to meet said payments.)
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account of the number of the several sorts of workmen borne in their Majesties' respective Yards and Rope Yards: with an estimate of their wages for the month of December last. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 12.
Same to Secretary the Earl of Nottingham, enclosing (a) infra. Ibid.
Appending: (a) presentment and papers from the Customs Commissioners, containing a complaint against Mr. George Coldham, late collector at Bideford, for speaking words etc. against the present Government.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to the Queen's Backstairs at Whitehall the two boxes arrived in the ship King William from Holland for her. Ibid.
Same to same to permit some stores of war arrived from Holland in a Dutch dogger called the Abraham's Offspring of Maaslandsluijs, Ary Kapp commander, to be unloaded at Tower Wharf, they being for his Majesty's particular service. Ibid.
Same to Lord Montagu. Send my Lords an estimate of the charge of furnishing the Fubbs yacht for the use of the Admirals. Ibid, p. 13.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland to pay 1,918l. to Brigadier Richard Leveson upon account of the offreckonings for clothing the Regiment of Dragoons under his command. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox, enclosing a letter sent to my Lords from the Principal Officers of the Ordnance concerning the money due to Col. Richards on account of his Company of Fuziliers. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit Lord Galway to transport from Chester to Ireland 28 horses with his baggage and equipage, Customs free. Ibid, p. 14.
Mar. 3. Treasury reference to William Tailer of the petition of George Spry for extension of lease of a parcel of wood ground in the manors of Killaton and Moresh in the Duchy of Cornwall. Reference Book VI, p. 453.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Middleton, praying to be relieved against a contract made with the Victualling Commissioners for a parcel of hogs delivered. Ibid.
Same to John Squibb for a longer lease of a small house near Charing Cross, it being to be rebuilded. Ibid.
Same to William Robinson of the objections of Col. Jacob Richards to the account of his Company, in which he is made debtor to the King or charged as overpaid 209l. 7s. 10d., whereas the King is debtor to him 2,366l. 13s. 0d. Ibid, p. 454.
Same to Cha. Chetwynde, esq., Deputy Auditor of Wales, of the memorial of the Duke of Beaufort, praying that 676l. 13s. 4d. due to him in 1688 as President of Wales may be paid by Mr. Lloyd or Mr. Nash, Receivers of [Crown Revenues in] South Wales, before their arrears are granted to Mr. Herbert. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Phillip Ryley, esq., to fell in Salcey Forest 16 tons of timber, unfit for the Navy, and such decayed trees as that the offal of the whole will yield 127l. and thereout to do the reparations etc. at the Chief Lodge and lawn rails etc. there as desired, supra, p. 63, by Christopher Montagu, Lieutenant of said Forest, and in accordance with said Ryley's report of the 2nd inst. on said Montagu's petition. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 135–6.
Mar. 4. Royal sign manual to Sir Robert Cotton and Thomas Frankland, Postmasters General, to permit no person whatsoever henceforth to send or receive free any letters or pacquets which by virtue of the Post Office Acts ought to be paid for, except the two Principal Secretaries of State in England; the Secretary of Scotland; Monsieur Zulichen, Secretary in Holland, and the Earl of Portland, for such letters and packets only as they shall send or receive on the King's service: and these four shall not permit any person at any time to send any private letters under cover to them but what they shall immediately send to the General Post Office to be taxed and delivered, and they shall not cover any man's letters whatsoever but their own, and that they give strict orders to the secretaries and clerks under them to this purpose: all by reason that it is informed that the King has suffered great prejudice in the Post Office revenue by the free carriage of letters and pacquets which ought to have been paid for. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 61.
Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 916l. 5s. 3d. to George Clarke for secret service, without account: as representing interest received by said Ranelagh on tallies as follows during the interim period before he assigned them to Sir Joseph Herne and which were ordered to be charged by the royal warrants of 1691, June 30, and 1691–2, Mar. 3, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IX, pp. 1207 and 1521: viz. 35 orders for 1,000l. each registered 1690–1, Jan. 24, in said Earl's name on the East India goods duties, whereof he assigned to said Herne (for the Duke of Savoy on said Duke's allowance of 5,000l. a month); five orders, Nos. 21–25, 1690–1, Mar. 11; five orders, Nos. 26–30, 1691, April 3; five orders, Nos. 31–35 on May 4; five orders, Nos. 36–40, on June 3; ten orders, Nos. 41–50, on July 4; one order, June 23; one order, July 8; two orders, July 16; one order, July 22.Ibid, pp. 61–2.
Mar. 4. Royal sign manual for 1,050l. to the Earl of Nottingham, Secretary of State, for so much expended by him “in the performing extraordinary affairs which import our service.” (Money warrant dated Mar. 6 hereon.) (Money order dated Mar. 15 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 93. Money Book XII, p. 35b. Order Book III, p. 358.
Money warrant for 30,000l. to Ralph, Earl of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe: as imprest for the service of the said Wardrobe and in part of 100,000l. as by the privy seal of Feb. 28 last, supra, p. 50. (Money order dated Mar. 6 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 34. Order Book III, p. 354.
Same for 400l. to Aaron Smith [Treasury Solicitor] as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated Mar. 7 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 34. Order Book III, p. 356.
Same for 250l. to Sir Algernon May for half a year to 1691, Christmas, on his pension granted 1689, Aug. 29. Money Book XII, p. 34.
Same for 70l. to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield for seven years to 1692, Christmas, on a perpetuity of 10l. per an. Ibid, p. 35.
Same for 30l. to the Vicars [Choral] of the Cathedral Church of Lichfield for two years to same date on their perpetuity of 15l. per an. (Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt, dated Mar. 16, to issue the above 30l. and 70l. out of fines for Alienations.) Ibid, p. 35. Disposition Book XI, p. 112.
Treasury warrant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay 340l. 14s. 4d. to Henry Ayloffe, King's Remembrancer, for his bill for one year from 1692, Christmas, for parchment and other necessaries for the blank books for the Customers, Comptrollers and searchers of the outports. Money Book XII, p. 37.
Prefixing: details of said bill.
Same to same to pay 37l. 15s. 4d. to same for the like bill for the blank books for the entries of the Surveyor General of Customs, London port, for same year. Ibid.
Prefixing: ut supra.
Same to same to pay 45l. 12s. 0d. to same for one year to 1692 on the fees to said Remembrancer and his clerks heretofore usually paid by the Customers of the outports for passing their accounts. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to pay 160l. to the adventurers and fishermen of Great Yarmouth for one year to 1692, Sept. 29, on the allowance for Excise of beer for the North Sea and herring fishery. Ibid, p. 35.
Mar. 4. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 200l. to Capt. John Goddard, Governor of Bermudas, ut supra, p. 66, “out of the 3s. Aid [2s. Aid and Additional 12d. Aid], which sum was before directed to be paid out of any disposeable money.” Disposition Book XI, p. 105.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords have this day signed three warrants for payments to the King's Remembrancer, viz. 45l. 12s. 0d. for fees to himself and clerks for passing the Customs account for the year ended at Christmas last; 340l. 14s. 4d. for the blank books for the outport patent officers and 37l. 15s. 4d. for ditto for the Surveyor General of London port, or 424l. 1s. 8d. in all. My Lords find that the like sums have been annually paid for divers years past. Inform my Lords whether the services to which these payments relate are performed to your satisfaction and to their Majesties' best advantage. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 13.
Treasury reference to Mr. Aaron Smith of the petition of Thomas Alchorne, praying that the goods of the Earl of Melfort (which have been ordered to be delivered into the Great Wardrobe) may be delivered to him in satisfaction of a debt due to him from the Earl. Reference Book VI, p. 454.
Treasury warrant to Mr. William Tailer for a particular of the agistment of the Great Forest of Brecon in order to an extension of lease thereof to Thomas Morgan for 22 years at 20l. 6s. 8d. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 136–7.
Prefixing: (a) note of said Morgan's petition for same; (b) said Tailer's report thereon. The premises were petitioned for in May, 1670, by Richard Jones and thereon Sir Charles Harbord reported that he found no lease thereof since 23 Eliz. for 21 years and the premises being common he conceived little profit could be made thereof. A lease was accordingly passed to Jones 1670, Sept. 26, at 20l. 6s. 8d. per an. without fine for 31 years: Jones's widow married William Winter, who in 1691 assigned to the present petitioner for 6l. consideration. The premises were discovered by said Richard Jones and appear to be of little value.
Same to same for a same of some houses and stables near Hyde Park in order to a lease thereof to Elizabeth Hamilton, widow, for 39 years at 10s. per an. rent and fine of 1,000l. Ibid, pp. 137–8.
Prefixing: ut supra. Petitioner's late husband, James Hamilton, a Groom of the Bedchamber to Charles II, enjoyed the custody and benefit of Hyde Park for several years after the Restoration; and the said park having been sold and disparked in the then late times several tenements had been erected by the purchasers about the outskirts thereof, 16 in all, containing about 5½ acres in all, the value of the whole esteemed by Sir Charles Harbord in 1660 at 165l. per an.: these houses were granted 17 June, 1665 [to Lord Culpeper in trust for said Hamilton] for 31 years at 10s. per an. rent, with a proviso to recompense him if the King pulled down any. Upon restoring and impaling the said park these tenements were left out of the same and were certified by said Harbord and Sir Robert Long in 1670 to be let by Hamilton on lease at rents totalling 124l. per an. I value the fresh lease as above.
Mar. 4. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. You have written several letters to Secretary Nottingham on behalf of the Lord Chancellor and Solicitor General of Ireland for an allowance as Speaker respectively of the House of Lords and House of Commons there. What has been usually allowed to such Speakers? Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 257.
Royal warrant to same for inquisitions to be taken for finding the lands forfeited by the treason of Christopher, late Lord Slane, and thereupon for a patent to pass the great seal of Ireland of all such lands etc. to Godart, Earl of Athlone: and all the arrears thereon: to be held as of the Castle of Dublin in free and common socage subject to the rents due thereout to the Crown. Ibid, pp. 262–4.
And whereas the lands called Rochestown, 204 acres; part of Stackallan, 203 acres; part of Roestown, 105 acres; part of Corballis, 100 acres; part of Barnwellstown, 39 acres; Arillstown, 96 acres; several tenements and 13 acres in Slane; part of Braystown, 13 acres; 17 messuages or tofts and 220 acres in Slane; part of Bryanstown, 30 acres; part of Knockerk, 203 acres; and part of Faganstown, 20 acres, all in the barony of Slane and co. Meath, formerly part of the estate of the late King James when Duke of York, are come to their present Majesties and lie intermixed with the lands of the said Lord Slane, it is the King's pleasure that same be likewise granted to said Earl of Athlone for ever similiter, together with all such leases or incumbrances thereon as form part of the estate of said Lord Slane, so that said Earl may enjoy same free and discharged of all incumbrances.
And whereas the town of Slane and the several lands thereto belonging in the barony of Slane have been heretofore created into a manor and there has been anciently in the said town a market and yearly fairs, the said premises lying in and near said town are hereby to be erected into one entire manor for the better planting thereof and to the end that freeholders may be made thereon.
This grant is not to annul the directions of the King's letter of 1692, April 8, for a grant to Henry Guy, Robert Rochfort and Matthew Hutton of all the lands in Ireland of the late King James in 1684–5, Feb. 5, when Duke of York, save only as to the item recited above, but same are hereby declared to be in full force and to be duly executed for the residue of the said lands.
The present grant is by reason that by former letters dated Kensington, 1691–2, Feb. 29, and the Loo 1692, April 16, the King signified his intention of granting said Lord Slane's estate to said Earl of Athlone and to that end directed inquisitions and does still retain in his memory a deep sense of the many and faithful services performed by said Earl.