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May 1693, 11-20

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'Entry Book: May 1693, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 193-210. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82105 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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May 1693, 11–20

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
May 11. Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies of pro on the Excise for 5,000l. to John Richards, gent., for interest [sic for repayment] of so much lent by him thereon Oct. 3 last. Money Book XII, p. 38.
Money warrant for 250l. to Sir Algernoon May for half a year to 1692, June 24, on his annuity in recompence of his [resignation of his] office of Keeper of the Records in the Tower. Ibid, p. 71.
May 11. Treasury warrant to Francis Dickens, Woodward of New Forest, co. Southants, to fell dotards and decayed stubbs in said forest sufficient (with moneys in your hands for this year's browse and moare wood or underwood of King's Coppice in Denny Walk) to raise 600l.; and to distribute said sum among the officers and keepers of said forest for two years' wages to Lady day last: to be distributed according to proportions and directions from the Lord Warden of said forest. Money Book XII, p. 72.
Money warrant for 500l. to Frances, Countess of Portland for half a year to 1689, Christmas, on her pension: to be satisfied by tallies on the Excise. (Henry Guy to the Excise Commissioners to pay same by 20l. a week.) Ibid, p. 72. Disposition Book XI, p. 164.
Same for 125l. to Dame Ann, one of the daughters of Sir John Lawson, and now wife of Sir S. St. George, kt., on her pension of 250l. per an.; 37l. 10s. 0d. thereof to complete 1691, June 24 half year, and 87l. 10s. 0d. in part of the succeeding half year. Money Book XII, p. 73b
Same for 30l. to Mris. Ann Golding on her pension of 120l. per an.; 20l. thereof to complete half a year to 1692, Lady day, and 10l. in part of the succeeding quarter. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Elizabeth Ellyot for half a year to 1692, June 24, on her salary or allowance as Keeper of their Majesties' House and Wardrobe at Newmarket. Ibid.
Same for 125l. to Sir William Killegrew for last Lady day quarter on his pension. (In the margin: an entry, struck through, dated 1693–4, for satisfaction hereof by tallies on the Excise.) Ibid, p. 76.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Excise for 450l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton, on his annuity of 3,000l.; 425l. thereof to complete the year to 1687, Sept. 29; and 25l. in part of the succeeding quarter. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Receipt, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XI, p. 162.
to the Earl of Ranelagh on his order of loan for 100,000l. out of the contributions for annuities at 14 per cent., 31,200l. 12s. 9d. to be applied as follows, viz.:
for the week's subsistence [of the Forces] according to the new Regulations, including three French Regiments and Col. Hamilton's and the additional subsistence to three Regiments of Dutch Horse in England 25,340 12 9
for Machado and Pereira in further part of the advance upon their contract for bread and bread waggons 2,000 0 0
for clearings to the Duke of Schonberg as Lieut. Gen., his two Brigadiers and other officers under him, in part of 1,858l. 1s. 8d. to 1692, Dec. 31 1,000 0 0
for Monsieur de la Salle to clear him 400l. advanced to the Marquis de Miremont 124 0 0
for clearings to the Duke of Wurtemberg and the Marquis de la Forrest to 1692, Dec. 31 1,650 0 0
for clearings to the Duke of Leinster at 6l. a day to 1693, May 1 1,086 0 0
Out of contributions on survivorships.
to Mr. Fox for four months' subsistence to nine French officers 170 16 0
to ditto for Mris. Mayo in lieu of all pretensions to carry her into Ireland 50 0 0
to ditto for Monsieur Casselett 40 0 0
to ditto for Monsieur La Lo for four months' pay as Reformed Capt. in Belcastle's Regiment 30 10 0
Out of loans on the 4s. Aid.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for sea service 22,180 15
Out of loans on the Million Act [Excise Act, 4 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] from the city etc.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for wages 20,000 0 0
£73,672 13
May 11. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victualling: out of loans on the Million Act. Disposition Book XI, p. 163.
Same to same to issue 276l. 0s.d. to Serjt. Templer out of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid.
Same to same to issue as follows out of contributions on survivorships, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid.
to Mr. Fox for the Commissioners of the Transports to clear the ships that lately carried horses etc. to Holland 700 0 0
to ditto more [for same] for revictualling the men and horses bound for Holland 311 2 11
to ditto more [for same] for the ships that went to Holland 480 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for land service of the Ordnance 5,000 0 0
£6,491 2 11
May 11. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to take care that no tallies be levied on the Tenths of the diocese of Oxford till the tallies already levied thereon for Dr. Boucher and Dr. Luff, Oxford Professors, be satisfied. Disposition Book XI, p. 163.
Same to same to issue as follows out of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise immediately after satisfaction of moneys already appointed to be paid thereout, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, p. 164.
to Mris. Golding 30 0 0
to Mr. Richards for Mr. Randue 131 1 8
to the Cofferer for the [part of the] Household [attending the King] abroad 800 0 0
to the Master of the Horse for the [part of the establishment of the] Stables [attending the King] abroad 300 0 0
to Mr. Harcourt 188 17 4
to the Queen to make good the like sum which the Commissioners of Accounts had out of her money 875 0 0
to Sir William Killegrew 190 0 0
to Mr. Granvile 75 0 0
to Mris. Willoughby 50 0 0
to Mris. King 75 0 0
to Mris. Carlisle 20 0 0
to Mris. Dimock 20 0 0
to Mris. Kirke 125 0 0
to Mris. Bunce 50 0 0
£2,929 19 0
(By Treasury letter of May 22 inst. the last seven payees are to have the benefit of the letter [of 1691, July 8] relating to fees.)
The Treasury Lords to Sir Francis Blake and five others named, Commissioners for the 4s. Aid in Northumberland and Berwick. The number of your Commissioners in Berwick is insufficient to act, so that the service is at a stand. Please take on you the care thereof under the powers of the Act for that Aid: and so also for the Review of the Poll, “which we have cause to believe has been very partially executed there.” The Postmaster of Berwick is desired forthwith to deliver this letter. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 66.
Henry Guy to Mr. Fox to pay Luke Langhorne (according to the assignment entered in your Office) the 362l. due to him for Lieut. Col. William Palmer of Brigadier Lumley's Regiment of Horse. Ibid.
Same to the Treasurer of the Navy for an account of the payments to ships, shewing each ship's name, the time of beginning and ending pay, the sums paid on each ship's book and whether our directions have been observed of paying only persons who have served and appeared at the pay table. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox for a computation of the half pay for three months to such of the Irish officers as declared for their Majesties on the surrender of Limerick: as by the report, returned herewith, from you and Lord Coningsby on the said officers' petition. Ibid, p. 67.
May 11. Henry Guy to Mr. Aaron Smyth. I have read to my Lords your memorial desiring 500l. for Crown law prosecutions. As soon as John Smith, Receiver of Crown rents for co. Midd., pays in 400l. of the profits of the Marquess of Powys's estate it shall be issued to you. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 67.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make forth bills from time to time for allowing to the Treasurer of the Navy his loss of 3d. per guinea on moneys received by him in guineas at 22s. each and paid to seamen and other services at 1l. 1s. 9d. each. (Same to the Treasurer of the Navy informing him hereof.) Ibid.
Same to Mr. Clarke to procure a royal warrant, to be signed by the Queen, to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay 50l. to Sarah Mayo (without deduction of poundage) on account of arrears of pay due to her late husband, George Mayo, as Capt. in Col. Wolseley's Regiment of Horse. Ibid, p. 68.
[?] Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order of the Queen in Council of this day's date for leave to six ships, with 45 English seamen besides landmen, boys and foreigners, to go to Newfoundland. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 43.
May 11. The like on the like order, dated May 4 inst., for the Joanna and Ann to sail to Malaga with 15 seamen: on the petition of Thomas Cooke and others, freighters of said ship. Ibid, p. 46.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the Earl of Portland's Regiment for the Customs free delivery of several tents, tent polls and 12 Muskcatoons. Reference Book VI, p. 468.
May 12. Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Tenths of York, Lincoln, Peterborough and Gloucester, in proportions here detailed, for 8,000l. to Thomas, Marquess of Carmarthen, as by the privy seal of Mar. 31 last, supra, p. 114: viz. by 1,333l. 6s. 8d. per an. from Christmas last. Money Book XII, p. 74.
Treasury allowance of the 1691, June 24 quarter's salary bill, detailed, of the officers of the [arrears of] Hearthmoney: total, 1,270l. Ibid, p. 75.
Same of the incidents bill, detailed, of the [Office for the Arrears of] Hearthmoney for the half year to 1691, Christmas: total, 543l. 14s. 3d. Ibid.
Henry Guy [to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier] to pay sums as follow for 2 per cent. gratuity on moneys lent, viz.: Disposition Book XI, p. 109.
96l. 5s. 11d. to Sir Edward Seymour on 7,000l. from [1692] Aug. 12.
5l. 18s.d. to Cha. Fox on 500l. from 1692, July 22, to 1692–3, Feb. 25.
7l. 6s. 0d. to John Tully from 1692, July 26, to 1693, April 20.
May 12. Henry Guy to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay to Sir John Cope the half year's ground rent of the Custom House due at Lady day last. Disposition Book XI, p. 164.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Keeper of the Privy Purse the 110l. 13s. 10½d. lately paid into the Exchequer by Major Ingram and Mr. Rawkins. (Same to same of same date to issue said sum to me [Guy] for secret service. There is no explanation of the duplication in these two letters of direction.) Ibid, p. 165.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the petition of Lady Douglas, widow of Sir Robert Douglass, praying payment of 273l. 19s. 8d., being so much respited upon the officers in the Regiment lately commanded by her said husband in 1690, for which the King has signed a warrant. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 68.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. My Lords have signed the Hearthmoney salary and incidents bill as above. Send them a list or particular of the arrears of Hearthmoney now standing out as you were directed the 8th inst., supra, p. 189. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Mr. Mitchell for allowance of 294l. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt of the second Twelve Months' Aid, co. Gloucester. Reference Book VI, p. 468.
Report to the Queen from the Treasury Lords on the extract of a letter from Mr. Methwen, Envoy Extraordinary in Portugal, wherein he proposes as a method to prevent the French from being supplied with lead from Portugal that good security be taken here from masters of ships to land their lead at the Custom House in Portugal for the use of that kingdom only, and that the security be not delivered up till production of a certificate from him of the performance. We have considered same and are of opinion that the method prescribed is not practicable. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 167.
Treasury warrant to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney Arrears to discharge Andrew Nagle's account as a late collector of Hearthmoney of 32l. 9s. 0d., due on his 1688, Lady day and Michaelmas account: on the petition of his wife: he having been a collector for several years and always cleared his account: and being a seaman now in service in the King's ship Brittania and impaired in his health and having four small children and reduced to a very low condition of poverty: the surcharges of 74l. 19s. 0d. made upon him by several officers in several half years not having hitherto been made out. Ibid, pp. 168–9.
The like for discharge of 188l. 14s. 11d. and 39l. 18s. 0d. on Cha. Williams and John Mason, sureties of Robert Malthus, late a collector of same in South Wales: on their paying 100l. and law charges.
The like for 52l. 14s. 0d. to be allowed to Arthur Bradshaw for his pains in getting in the arrears of Hearthmoney at Lady day, 1690.
The like for Antho. Brathwaite to be discharged of 81l. 8s. 9d. received at Lady day, 1689, as late a collector of same, in consideration of his arresting a hostler who robbed him of 15l., of whom he recovered 10l.
The like for allowing Jo[h]n Phillips 198l. 2s. 7d. as late a collector of Excise for co. Midd., which was taken from him by six highwaymen, in consideration that the same was vigorously defended and one of the robbers shot in the skirmish and was afterwards taken and died and the Hundred discharged thereby: the Commissioners thinking it may be allowed in his account “as in the like cases.”
The like for allowing Geo. Blackborne 50l. for one quarter's salary to 1690, June 24, as late a Receiver General of Hearthmoney.
The like for suspending prosecution of a debt of 39l. 13s. 0d. on Nath. Harper as [late] a collector of Hearthmoney.
The like for suspending prosecution of a debt of 208l. on King and on Honor and Walter as sureties of said King as a collector of Hearthmoney [on his account] for the half year ended 1688, Lady day.
The like for enlarging from prison William Vauser on an extent at York two years since for money in his hands as late a collector of Hearthmoney: he being very poor and his sureties run away.
The like for continuing the increase of numbers and salaries of some officers for the better managing and ascertaining the duties of Excise, which duties were doubled [and thereupon by Treasury warrant of date] 1690, Sept. 15, certain salaries were increased: the said Double Duties [under the Act of 2 Wm. and Mary, sess. 2, c. 3] now going off, which leaves a doubt as to the power to pay said salaries. The increases of 120l. per an. from 100l. per an. to collectors and 90l. per an. from 80l. per an. to supervisors are hereby to be continued as the present Excise Rates are near as much as they were when the Double Duty was laid.
The like to repay the assessments to the second Twelve Months' Aid and the present 4s. Aid on supervisors, gaugers and other inferior officers of Excise of under 100l. per an. salary.
The like to discharge Jos. Thompson of an Excise debt of 115l. 4s. 8d., his distilling house and all he had in the world having been burnt by fire Dec. 9 last.
The like to pay 37l. 10s. 0d. for three quarters to Lady day last to William Hall, Deputy Housekeeper of the Excise Office, London, for executing the said office [of Housekeeper] during the time it was vacant.
May 12. Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated 1692, Dec. 4, from the Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain, to Sir Francis Lawley, Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery to Lady Douglass, wife of Sir Rob. Douglas, deceased, of 80 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from the Queen at the christening of her child. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 176.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Sir William Rich against any warrant to empower Mr. Adderley or any other to fell wood in Bearwood Coppice in Windsor Forest till said Rich be first heard. Caveat Book, p. 32.
May 13. Treasury reference to William Robinson of the petition of Robert Boardman, merchant, shewing that he supplied the Army at Belfast with necessaries for their support to the value of 828l. 11s. 10d. upon the encouragement of the Duke of Schonberg, the bills being allowed by the Colonels of each Regiment: therefore praying that same may be allowed on his debt to the Excise. Reference Book VI, p. 468.
May 14. Same to the Master Worker etc. of the Mint of the petition of Henry Bull, esq., shewing that he has a new invention of a material metal of this land more fit for the coining of farthings than any heretofore, it being never to be counterfeited but by a charge that will exceed the gain: therefore praying that a stamp may be ordered him from the Master of the Mint that he may shew his experiment in order to a patent for six years, proposing to pay into the Exchequer a third of what shall be coined and to change all other farthings now current without loss to the people. Ibid, p. 469.
May 15. Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to the Treasury Lords to pay 2,000l. to the Commissioners of Accounts for their necessary charges for the year to 1694, April 25, to which date their powers are extended by an Act of last Session [4 Wm. and Mary, c. 11]. (Money warrant dated May 17 hereon for 2,000l. to Geo. Tollet for said Commissioners.) (Money order dated May 23 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 179. Money Book XII, p. 78. Order Book III, p. 376.
Same to Jasper Frederick Henning, esq., to pay out of moneys in your hands for the Royal Gardens William Talman's allowances of 100l. per an. for salary and 40l. per an. for riding charges from 1689, Lady day, to 1693, Lady day, as deputy to the Earl of Portland, Superintendent of all the Gardens. King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 179–80.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,320l. 4s. 9d. to Ralph, Earl of Montagu, upon any unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Great Wardrobe: out of loans to be made by said Earl on credit of the three fourths of the Customs: and to be paid to Sir Henry Furnese for so much due to him for fine Points, laces, linen and muslin furnished for his Majesty's use since Michaelmas, 1691. Disposition Book XI, p. 165.
Same to same to issue by way of advance to Aaron Smith [for Crown Law suits] 500l. out of the money paid into the Exchequer by John Smith, Receiver of [Crown Revenues for] co. Midd. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] from the Navy Commissioners of money received and paid by the Treasurer of the Navy between the 1st and 7th inst. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 68.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to report on Capt. Studholme's estimate for making the new road to Kensington. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Aaron Smith. The bond for upwards of 2,000l. from Mr. James Grahme to their Majesties is due and unpaid. You are to call on him to pay same. Ibid, p. 69.
May 15. Henry Guy to Dr. Richards, enclosing (a) infra. You are to state your account as therein desired. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 69.
Appending: (a) memorial from Edward Russell, proposing to satisfy the balance of said Richards' account of principal money advanced, ut supra, pp. 114–5, for the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office, so as to remove the objection to the signing of said Russell's docquet [of grant as Treasurer of the Chamber]: the said Richards' account being described as of money “by him advanced to clear the debt of Sir Rowland Gwyn to their Majesties, the bond by him due to Sir William Forrester, and the money paid to Mr. Guy for secret service out of the Office of the Treasurer of the Chambers [sic], and of the interest due for the same, and likewise the moneys received by Dr. Richards for fees or profits in the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office, which are to be reckoned in discharge of the moneys so by him advanced.”
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Eames and Richard Keys, two of the Irish officers who came over upon the capitulation at Limerick, concerning their being left out of the last list. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Helena Dering, widow of Col. Daniell Dering, praying that the 5,132l. 19s. 10d. due to the Regiment commanded by her late husband may be paid to her and not to the present Col. Venner. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to hasten the account of the produce of the 4s. Aid, ut supra, p. 186. Ibid, p. 70.
Same to Mr. Travers to make surveys of the manor of East Greenwich and of their Majesties' Park of St. James's. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Clarke for a royal warrant, to be signed by the Queen, to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay 1,491l. 2s. 4d. to the Commissioners of Transports on account. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed book [missing] containing an account of provisions delivered by Mr. Israell Feilding in 1692. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Edward Man as collector of Newhaven loco Charles Pratt, dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 26.
Treasury order to same to observe (a) infra. Ibid, p. 47.
Prefixing: (a) Order in Council, dated Whitehall, May 11, for leave to the ship European of New England, 200 tons, John Foy master, to proceed to Boston in New England, she being built [in] and wholly belonging to inhabitants of Boston and come lately from Cadiz to Bristol with orders to return to Boston as soon as can be.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Child for 376l. 13s.d. overpaid by him on account of his receipt of the second Twelve Months' Aid, co. Wilts, to be transferred to his account of the Quarterly Poll. Reference Book VI, p. 469.
May 15. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Micajah Perry, George Richards et al, merchants of London, trading in tobacco from Virginia, praying a reasonable allowance for paying the new impost of 3d. per lb. according to the time they shall pay it before 18 months, being the time allowed by law for paying it. Reference Book VI, p. 469.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of John Price, commander of the ship Loyalty, shewing that, being bound for the West Indies with stores and soldiers on board, she was forced from her anchorage and ran on shore in Stokes Bay and petitioner thereby damaged at least 1,800l., in consideration whereof the merchants have allowed him 10 per cent.: therefore praying that the Victualling Commissioners may pay him the charges he was at about the soldiers and a proportionable allowance towards his losses “for their Majesties' goods.” Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Mary Calfe, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IX, p. 1759, with the report thereon from the Surveyor General of Crown Lands, who advised therein a grant to her [of St. Leonards Forest] on a fine of 600l Ibid.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of George Parker, esq., that no grant pass of the estate of Mr. Wyck Parker till he be first heard: notice to be given to Mr. Geo. Burrard of Lion's Inn. Caveat Book, p. 32.
May 16. Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a discharge to Sir Charles Littleton as follows. In the account of Richard Mounteney as Receiver General of Prizes under Charles II, declared 1676, April 29, the sum of 200l. is depending as a super upon said Littleton as money paid to him by warrant of 1673, Sept. 10, from the Prizes Commissioners, and a further super of 50l. is charged on him and Charles Middleton (since deceased) as paid to him by like warrant dated 1673, April 17, for incidents of such prizes as they should send from the Fleet into port. The Queen being satisfied that the said 200l. was intended to be given by Charles II to said Littleton for his services in securing the goods of a Dutch East India prize, called the Papenburgh, and that the said 50l. for incidents was received only by said Middleton, hereby directs the discharge of said Littleton from both sums. King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 174–5.
Same to same for a same for 200,000l. to Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance, as imprest for land and sea service of the Office of Ordnance, out of unappropriated moneys: and a further 2,369l. 15s. 6d. out of the 4s. Aid; as imprest for the Office of Ordnance in respect of Naval affairs. (Two money warrants dated May 25 hereon. These warrants quote the privy seal as dated May 25.) (Two money orders dated May 25 hereon.) Ibid, pp. 175–6. Money Book XII, pp. 80, 81 Order Book III, p. 377.
May 16. Royal sign manual for the following payments: l. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 177. Money Book XII, p. 78. Order Book III, p. 376.
to Bernard Granvile for last Lady day quarter's rent of Mote Park 75
to Elizabeth Willough by as royal bounty 50
to Alice King as same 75
to Ellen Carlisle as same 20
to — Dimock as same 20
to Mary Kirke as same 125
to Williamina Bunce 50
(Money warrant dated May 18 hereon.) (Money order dated May 19 hereon.)
Money warrant for 500l. to Aaron Smith: on account for Crown law charges. (Money order dated May 17 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 77. Order Book III, p. 376.
Treasury warrant to James Herbert, Receiver General of Prizes, to pay 50l. out of prizes money to George Oxenden, Dr. of Laws, for half a year's salary to Lady day last as Judge Official and Commissary of the Court of Admiralty of the Cinque Ports. Money Book XII, p. 77.
Same to the Receipt for tallies of pro on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise for 1,600l. to Thomas Browne in repayment of so much lent by him thereon the 12th inst. Ibid.
Same dormant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay the salary of 10l. 6s. 8d. per an. to Thomas Arris as Comptroller of Exeter port. Ibid, p. 78.
Money warrant for 37l. 6s. 8d. to William Sherlock, D.D., for one year to Lady day last on his annuity or fee as Master of the Temple. Ibid, p. 79.
Henry Guy to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition of Charles Hougham, laceman, concerning 761l. 2s. 8d. due to him for gold and silver loops delivered to the officers of the Second Regiment of Foot Guards. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 47.
Same to Mr. Clarke, enclosing (a) infra. Ibid, p. 70.
Appending: (a) copy of a Treasury minute, dated Monday afternoon, May 15, 1693, present Lord Godolphin, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Montagu. “Upon an application for tents to be imported, Customs free, for my Lord Portland's Regiment, my Lords do order that because these tents are already come they shall pass Customs free, but that for the future all tents shall pay Customs.”
Same to Mr. Sotherne. My Lords have received from the Customs Commissioners a letter of Michael Walford, collector of Sandwich port, that the Mayor of Sandwich has received an order from the Governor of Dover Castle, by order of the Queen and Council, to imprest into their Majesties' service Richard Weaver and Thomas Meers, the two boatmen belonging to the Customs there, their names being mentioned in a schedule annexed to the said order. They have been long on the establishment and are the only two boatmen in the Customs there. Please lay this matter before the Admiralty Lords in order to these boatmen being discharged [from pressing]. Ibid, p. 71.
May 16. Henry Guy to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from two of the Commissioners for the 4s. Aid and the Review of the Poll in co. Lancs. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 71.
[?] Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Richard Hartley, praying payment of 501l. due to him as Capt. Lieut. in the Duke of Bolton's Regiment. Ibid.
May 16. Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 47.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Privy Council, dated Whitehall, May 11, for leave to the ship Cherubin, with five men, to proceed on her voyage to Boston in New England notwithstanding the embargo.
Treasury warrant to same to employ Isaac Palmer as tidesman in Whitehaven port loco Thomas Fee, who quits said employment. Ibid, p. 49.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners for Excise and Hearthmoney Arrears of the petition of Cha. Brumpstead, shewing that he succeeded one Edward Dixon, a Roman Catholic, Receiver General of Hearthmoney in Essex, Suffolk etc.; therefore praying an allowance of 50l. for his quarter's salary to 1690, June 24, the said Commissioners refusing to allow him further than 1690, Lady day. Reference Book VI, p. 469.
Same to William Robinson of the petition of Charles Moreau, agent to Visct. Galway's Regiment, shewing that the Regiment is charged with 1,830l. for 122 horses, of which 50 are to be taken off as delivered under [deficient] for raising the additional Troop; also that the pay of several officers who died were stopped before the time of their death: and praying that the Reformed Officers may be cleared as well as the Regiment. Ibid, p. 470.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh of the petition of Cha. Middleton and partners, shewing that they agreed with the Earl of Bath for clothing his Regiment of Foot, amounting to 4,320l., in Jan., 1691–2; therefore praying that Mr. Harnage nor no other clothiers who furnished [clothing] since may be paid till they are satisfied. Hereon the Earl of Ranelagh is to call all parties concerned before him and to state the account of the clothing and accoutrements actually delivered for the year 1692 and the money due and to be satisfied for same before the clothing for the year 1693. “But if any part of the money assigned for the clothing of the year 1692 has been diverted or applied to any former debt it is nevertheless to be accounted as part of the money paid for the clothing of the year 1692.” Ibid.
Treasury subscription for the execution of a warrant dated Mar. 1 last from the Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain, to Sir Francis Lawley, Master of the Jewel House, for the provision of 150 ounces of gilt plate to Visct. Lansdowne as a gift from the King at the christening of his child. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 170.
Treasury warrant to the Principal Commissioners of Prizes to constitute Francis Watts as Agent for Prizes in the Island of Jersey, “without any standing salary; to be rewarded according to the merit of his services.” Ibid.
May 16. Treasury warrant to the Auditor [of Crown Revenues] for co. Midd. to put in charge in [the records of] his Office the manor of Hendon and other the estate in co. Midd. of William, late Marquess of Powis, outlawed for high treason; and to take care that the Receiver General for said County do collect the rents etc. thereof to their Majesties' use. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 171.
May 17. Same to the Receipt for tallies on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise for 1,000l. to Edward Noell in repayment of the like sum lent by him thereon the 6th inst. Money Book XII, p. 77.
2,320l. to Sir Henry Furnese similarly lent the 13th inst.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 3,600l. to me [Guy] for secret service: out of loans to be made by Sir Ste. Evance on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XI, p. 166.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to repay by 400l. a month from the 25th inst. the tallies for 3,600l. which will be forthwith levied for repayment to said Evance of said loan. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] of money paid by the Treasurer of the Navy to ships etc. between May 1 and 14th inst. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 71.
Same to Mr. Yard to insert (a) infra in the next Gazette. Ibid.
Appending: (a) These are to give notice that the Lotteries are lately reduced to so small a number and under such regulations as hath been by experience found the most effectual way and means to suppress all such as act without any authority (who are for [sic? far] the greater number) and whose actings have occasioned the common prejudice so generally conceived against the Lotteries and which has lately caused the present farmers [of the Royal Oak Lottery] to publish a printed paper to this purpose, to which all persons concerned are referred for more particular satisfaction.
Same to Mr. Robinson. Send my Lords with all speed an abstract of the pretensions to respits by Col. Erle's and the other Regiments, “which their Lordships spoke to you for.” Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. It is requisite for their Majesties' service that a return be made with all speed to the Secretary at War of the number of beds and stabling for horses in all inns, alehouses and other public houses selling liquors by retail within this kingdom. Instruct the collectors and supervisors of Excise in each county to direct their sub-officers to take an exact survey. Send the return immediately to George Clarke, Secretary at War, “for the more equal distribution of the Forces in their quarters, that nobody may be overburthened thereby.” Ibid, p. 72.
May 17. Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Allen for a collector's place in the Excise. Reference Book VI, p. 470.
Same to John Povey of the petition and paper of Col. Thomas Dungan, late Governor of New York (as by an order of reference from the Privy Council dated the 11th inst.), petitioner praying a grant to him and his heirs of their Majesties' interest in the soil and quit rents of the Isle of Staten in New York and other lands purchased by petitioner. Ibid, p. 470. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 401.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney Arrears of the petition of Charles Danvers, shewing that he was Receiver General of Hearthmoney for Bucks, Berks etc., and that it was after Midsummer, 1690, before he could get his accounts passed; therefore praying a quarter's salary to that time. Reference Book VI, p. 470.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. On your letter of Feb. 25 last, see supra, p. 131, desiring directions concerning the quit rents of 5,000l. per an. in Ireland, my Lords have heard counsel for the Countess of Dorchester, who claims interest in said rents, as granted to her by James II, and for Sir Ste. Fox, who claims payment of a remaining sum thereout under a grant made to the Earl of Sunderland by Charles II, confirmed by James II. My Lords think the said quit rents of 5,000l. are to be disposed as the law directs. You are therefore to leave the whole of this matter in the same state it was just before Feb. 25 last: “which is all the direction that you can receive from their Lordships in this affair.” Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 298.
Same to same to stay all proceedings against James Vernon and Hugh Courtney, his surety, in accordance with your report of Mar. 15 last, attesting his [said Vernon's] great losses and the money due to them for transport service and their utter inability to pay the 447l. due from them for imported Excise. Ibid.
May 18. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XI, p. 167.
to the Earl of Ranelagh 31,541l. 5s. 8d. in further part of his order for 100,000l. out of contributions on [14 per cent.] annuities: to be applied to the uses following, viz.:
for the week's subsistence [to the Forces] according to the new regulation, including three French Regiments and Col. Hamilton's and the additional subsistence to three Regiments of Dutch Horse here 25,340 12 9
for Machado and Pereira in further part of the advance upon their contract for bread and bread waggons 2,000 0 0
for the Duke of Schonberg, in full; to clear him and other officers to 1692, Dec. 31 858 1 8
for Sir Jos. Herne upon his bills for 3,628l. 1s. 8d. for the forage furnished to the Troops of Liege 1,814 1 3
for the Earl of Oxford in part of the additional subsistence for his Regiment to April 30 last 500 0 0
for Monsieur Sgravemore in full of his own and two assistants' entertainment as Quarter Master General to 1692, Dec. 31 365 0 0
for Lieut. Col. Geo. Churchill on his pension of 1l. 3s. 0d. a day for six months to 1692, Dec. 31 211 12 0
for Col. Ashton on the like pension to April 30 last 70 3 0
for Monsieur Vander Esch in further part of his memorial 300 0 0
for Mr. Noades, chirurgeon to the First Regiment of Guards, for medicaments furnished 59 0 0
for Mris. Carr, a quarter on her pension 22 15 0
Out of contributions on survivorships.
to Mr. Fox for the Danes 2,500 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for land service 5,000 0 0
to ditto for Sheerness 200 0 0
£39,241 5 8
May 18. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Jane Maddison, widow, shewing that her late husband, Richard Madison, of Grimsby, co. Lincoln, joiner, purchased to [two] small tenements of the value of 6l. yearly in Grimsby, erected on a parcel of ground belonging to the Crown: therefore praying to enjoy same as her late husband did. Reference Book VI, p 47[...]
May 19. Money warrant for 376l. 13s.d. to Bartholomew Fillingham Thomas Hall, Edmund Woodruff and Phill. Ryley, Agents for Taxes: which they are to immediately pay back into the Exchequer on John Child's account of the Quarterly Poll for co. Wilts; his correspondent here having by mistake wrongly paid same to his account of the second Twelve Months' Aid for said county. (Money order dated May 22 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 79. Order Book III, p. 376.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10,762l. 4s.d. to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victualling Commissioners: out of loans on the contributions for [14 per cent.] annuities. Disposition Book XI, p. 166.
Same to the Auditor for the Duchy of Cornwall to make forth debentures for the annuity of 80l. to Thomazin Fincher, widow, out of the revenues of said Duchy, as formerly: notwithstanding the letter of 1692, May 19, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IX, pp. 1640–1. (Same to the Receiver of said Duchy to pay same accordingly.) Ibid, p. 168.
May 19. Henry Guy to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay the perpetuity of 100l. per an. to the heirs of Col. Fairfax, notwithstanding the stop as in the above letter of 1692, May 19. Disposition Book XI, p. 168.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Send Mr. Sotherne the names of the two watermen at Sandwich, ut supra, p. 203, and the name of the ship on which they are pressed. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 72.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing a certificate [missing] from the Navy Commissioners of money received and paid by the Navy Treasurer between the 8th and 14th inst. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to report on the enclosed estimate [missing] for making a new road in Hyde Park and repairing the common high way to the King's house at Kensington. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lieut. Col. Redmond Morres, praying payment of 14l. due to him for horses delivered for their Majesties' service in Ireland. Ibid, p. 73.
Same to the Agents for Taxes, enclosing a certificate [missing] from the [Assessment] Commissioners of the first and second Twelve Months' Aid in co. Cardigan, being a certificate of the arrears in the Hundred of Troedyraur. You are to take care in this matter. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox, enclosing Sir John Edgworth's memorial [missing] concerning 637l. due to him. You are to put a third of this sum on your next [weekly] memorial for money. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit Thomas Cotton (a landwaitor, London port, of long and faithful service) and George Bromfeild, comptroller in the warehouse under the character of warehousekeeper (a person of more youth and ability of body), to exchange places with the entire salaries as they are, in view of said Cotton's infirmities contracted by long standing at the waterside. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 48, 49.
Thomas Granger to be employed as one of the examiners of London port loco Richard Davies, aged and infirm, to whom said Granger is to allow half his salary.
John Underdowne as surveyor of Rochester port loco Griffith Temple, who is to be one of the coast-waiters in London port loco said Underdowne.
William James (an extraordinary tidesman, Bristol port) as boatman at Gatcombe in said port loco John Faunt, deceased.
Jacob Bury as surveyor of Lynn Regis port loco Fran. Kirby.
Peter Robjent as collector and waiter at Maldon.
Treasury reference to John Richards of the petition to the Queen from the [King's] Vocal Music, praying that they may be established and paid their arrears from the time the rest of the [King's] servants were established. Richards is to report when they were on any establishment and what [allowance] they had settled on it. Reference Book VI, p. 471.
May 19. Treasury reference to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, of the petition of John Mitchell, shewing that 1691–2, Feb. 9, he had a grant from the King to cut down elms towards rebuilding a messuage called Walton's Messe in Old Windsor, co. Berks: therefore praying that a view may be made of such elms in order to their felling. Reference Book VI, p. 471.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular and ratal of a tenement in the manor of Eastway and Duchy of Cornwall, in order to a lease thereof to Walter Langford and Elizabeth his wife, at the former rent of 31s. per an. and fine of 100l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 171.
Prefixing: (a) note of their petition for same; (b) report thereon by William Tailer. In 1671 William Langford (lessee from Charles I) and Humfrey his son added his [said son's] daughter Elizabeth (present petitioner) to a term in the premises on a fine of 120l.
Same to same for a same of three closes of ground formerly called Trematon Park and a small piece of ground called Justing Piece in the manor of Trematon, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, in order to a lease thereof to Ferdinando Foster at 26s. 8d. per an. and fine of 70l. for the park and 2s. per an. and fine of 10l. for the Justing Peece. Ibid, p. 172.
Prefixing: (a) and (b) ut supra. The premises called Trematon Park, with an old ruinous building called Trematon Castle, were granted to Mr. Seymour among many other things in 1660, and afterwards assigned to Sir John Carew, who in Feb., 1691–2, petitioned for a further term, which was valued at 60l. fine, he covenanting to keep the Court house and Gaol house, which is all that remains of the said old castle, in good repair. A transcript of a lease was accordingly prepared, but Sir John, finding the prison to be very ruinous and that the practice of Trematon Court is become of late so inconsiderable that the keepership of the said prison is become a constant charge, but very small profit, he refused to proceed, and since his death his executors will not meddle therewith; so that the premises have remained in the King's hands since 1692, Lady day. Petitioner desires the land, about 12 acres valued at 7l. per an., passed to him separately from the old castle. The steward of Trematon may be ordered to recommend some person fit to be keeper of the prison and to set [let] the said gaol at the best rate he can, employing the profits thereof to the needful repairs, “since I know no person that will take a lease of it together with the said lands and be obliged to repair the same.” I value the ground called Justing Peece at 40s. per an.
Same to same for a same of the manor and demesnes of Liskeard Park, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, in order to a fresh lease thereof to Thomas Johnson, under the rent and covenants as in the existing lease. Ibid, p. 173.
Prefixing: (a) and (b) ut supra. Petitioner's father was a major under General Monk and very instrumental in the Restoration, and having purchased the manor, park and demesnes in 1651, Charles II in 1660 promised him the possession of the manor and demesnes till he should be otherwise satisfied for the same, and in 1663 the park and demesnes were granted to said Major Johnson for 31 years, and in 1674 his widow Elizabeth and Thomas his son renewed for 99 years, terminable on the lives of said Thomas (the present petitioner), Henry Manaton and Robert Bennett. Bennett is dead, but Manaton and petitioner are healthy persons about 40 years of age. The reserve rent for the demesnes is 25l. 5s. 0d. per an. without fine. Petitioner has expended considerably in new building the house, conveying water etc., and the land is poor and valued at but 90l. per an., which is more than it will yield; and no further satisfaction has been given as was promised for petitioner's [father's] interest which he purchased in the whole manor: and petitioner very early expressed his readiness to serve the present most happily established Government.
May 19. Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular and ratal of two small tenements [in Boyton] in the Duchy of Cornwall in order to a lease thereof to Richard Tregeare at 13s. 5d. and 10s. 5d. per an. and fine of 160l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 174–5
Prefixing: petition and two reports ut supra. One of the tenements fell into the Crown Sept. 23 last, the other at Lady day, 1693. The one held by Roger Curtis was granted 1662–3, Jan. 22, to Sir Walter Moyle at 14s. 5d. and 4l. 10s. 0d. increase (being half the improved value as was usually set in those days) and fine of 60l. This tenement (as indeed most lands in Cornwall are) is fallen in value since the last grant. The other tenement, now held by Thomas Oliver and Mary Lang, was granted to John Lang 1661, Sept. 23, at 10s. 5d. and 4l. 13s. 4d. increase and fine of 50l. Though valued in the surveys near as high as the former, it is above 50l. per an. less worth. The petitioner is to procure the present tenants to surrender. He has been receiver of taxes for his county and says that therein his charge has been equal to his salary and allowances.
May 20. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition (on reference from the Queen) of Elizabeth Caldwell concerning some powder she procured to be sent to Enniskillen by direction of her father, Sir Thomas Caldwell, to the value of 97l. 4s. 6d., for which the merchant has a note under her hand. It is the Queen's pleasure that no [Exchequer] fees be taken from petitioner [on payment]. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 300.