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'Entry Book: May 1693, 21-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 210-223. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82106 Date accessed: 16 September 2014.


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May 1693, 21–31

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
May 22. Royal warrant under the King's sign manual, dated “at our Court at Dieghem,” to Mr. Fox and Lord Coningsby, Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay 4,216l. 17s. 10d. to Col. Thomas Erle: it appearing that upon closing the accounts of said Regiment (that served in Ireland) to 1692, April 1, the sum of 1,216l. 11s. 6d. is chequed upon the second muster, being for 243 days, and taken in December, 1689, soon after the decamping of the Army from Dundalk, and that the Duke Schonberg within three weeks after the said muster caused the Earl of Roscommon's Regiment to be broke into the said Col. Erle's Regiment, which completed the same, but the muster governing the 243 days as aforesaid the cheques remained unremoved: and further the said Regiment stands chequed the sum of 1,526l. 5s. 4d. upon the third muster, being for 273 days ending 1690–1, Feb. 25, during which time the said Regiment quartered upon the frontiers and was so far advanced towards the enemy that the Commissaries of the Musters would not adventure to muster them; by which means the cheques of the preceding muster were continued: and lastly the said Colonel stands charged by the Officers of the Ordnance with 1,474l. 1s. 0d. for arms and tents delivered to him over and above the third part allowed in general by the King's directions to the Army, but Col. Erle has receipts from the said Officers for 500 arms returned, 500 more delivered in Dundalk which were burned, and 200 more lost in the battle of Aughrim, which does fully answer the charge of said arms; and for the tents, most of them were destroyed at Dundalk and the rest by the enemy at Phillipstown in their winter quarters. These three sums make the said total of 4,216l. 17s. 10d., and are hereby to be allowed in considertaion of said Colonel's services, whose case is more particular than the rest of the Army. The said sum is to be placed to the account of contingencies. King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 181–2.
May 22. Henry Guy to Mr. Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay 27l. 17s.d. to William Wallis for 2 per cent. gratuity on a loan on credit of the Exchequer in General. Disposition Book XI, p. 168.
Same to same to pay 40l. per an. to the Mayor etc. of Clifton Dartmouth Hardness, on their perpetuity, notwithstanding the general stop on such payments as by the letter of 1692, May 19, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IX, pp. 1640–1. Ibid, p. 182.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to the Countess Dowager of Inchiquin's house in St. James's Square her goods which are arrived from Portugal in the King's ship St. Alban. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 79.
Treasury reference to the Attorney and Solicitor General of the petition of Ben. Colinge, shewing that he has a farm from the Crown for 25 years to come of the fines upon declarations in the King's Bench, “which the Attorneys of that Court now refuse to pay, pretending the Judges of that Court have declared they were not anciently paid”: therefore praying to be discharged from the rent of his farm unless the said fines be continued. Reference Book VI, p. 471.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Griffith Bowen, praying to be made [a] collector of Customs in Ireland, he having served as a collector of same here for several years. My Lords recommend him. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 299.
May 23. Treasury warrant to the Earl of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, to pay James Felton 2,000l. remaining due to him for several suites of tapestry hangings and carpets appraised and agreed for in 1671 with the late James, Earl of Suffolk, by the then officers of the Great Wardrobe for the service of Charles II, and now remaining in the royal apartments at Audley End. Money Book XII, p. 80.
May 23. Henry Guy to the Excise Commissioners to pay the tallies of pro on the Excise for 450l. to the Duke of Southampton on his pension. Disposition Book XI, p. 169.
Same to Mr. Aaron Smith [Treasury Solicitor] to forthwith prosecute John Haley of Winchester to bring him to account for timber he was intrusted to sell for the artificers et al. late employed in building the King's house at Winchester. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 74.
Same to same to report on the enclosed abstract [missing] of affidavits and certificates against John Swallwell and others recommended as fit persons to farm and manage the estate late of Visct. Preston in Cumberland. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Henry Killigrew and memorial [missing] of Peter Stepkin and Mr. Buckley Wilsford, all concerning the estate of Edmond Robinson attainted and executed for treason. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to reply forthwith to the letter of Mar. 4 last, supra, p. 81, concerning the blank books of the Customs. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to Hugh Griffith, Richard Parry et al., Commissioners for the 4s. Aid, co. Flint. We learn that in the Hundred of Ridland [Rhyddlan] and Prestlattin [Prestatyn] and Division of Coleshill, co. Flint, there is not a sufficient number of Commissioners qualified to put in execution the Act for said Aid nor for the Review of the Quarterly Poll, but there are others in other parts of the county not far distant and qualified as in the Act under such circumstances. We earnestly desire every one of you to put the Act in execution, there being no other method prescribed by the Acts in cases of this nature, “being for such counties (not Hundreds) wherein there shall not be a sufficient number of Commissioners qualified.” Ibid, p. 75.
Same to Mr. Knight, Comptroller of First Fruits, and Mr. Butler, Deputy Remembrancer of same. There has been and still is a very great remissness in the Office of Remembrancer of First Fruits and Tenths in making out duly the commissions for levying the arrears of Tenths: by reason whereof they grow very numerous and insolvent. You are hereby strictly required to take care that all commissions for arrears of Tenths be adjusted and made out in order to their issuing forth next Trinity term. If any of the clerks of said Office are negligent in giving the accustomed and due attendance mornings and afternoons for the despatch of their business you are to report to us forthwith that so they may be suspended and dismissed. Ibid, p. 77.
May 23. Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 49.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Privy Council dated Whitehall, May 18 inst., for leave to the ship Little Baltemore, Daniell Watts master, 16 men, to proceed on her voyage to Maryland.
Treasury warrant to their Majesties' steward of the manor of Bradninch to re-grant to Christopher Leigh and Margaret Burridge (late Margaret Foot) the two copyhold tenements called Quantshayes and Weelings in said manor, held by said Leigh with reversionary interest therein to said Margaret under the old rent of 17s. 7d. and fines of 16l. and 60l. to take off the increase rent of 8l. per an., said Margaret having purchased from said Leigh. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 175–6.
Treasury confirmation of the warrant of 1692, Aug. 31, for a lease to Eliz. Loupe of premises at Dorchester etc., ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IX, p. 1800: but with the fine reduced from 50l. to 16l. 13s. 4d. Ibid, p. 74.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Earl of Meath for a grant of a small part of the estate of Sir Patrick Trant, “being the lordship of Lea in the Queen's County.” Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 299.
May 24. Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 2,000l. to Henry Guy on any unsatisfied order in his name for secret service: to be by tallies on the Post Office revenue. Money Book XII, p. 79.
Henry Guy to the Postmasters General to pay the tallies for the [above]said sum of 2,000l. to Sir Leonard Robinson out of what the Post Office revenue shall produce over and above the weekly payments already directed thereout. Disposition Book XI, p. 169.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,000l. out of low wines to Mr. Tollet on the order in his name for 2,000l. Ibid.
Same to the Treasurer of the Navy. There are tallies and orders in your hands for 43,992l. 6s. 6d. on the 4s. Aid which were levied the 8th inst. for wear and tear. My Lords desire you to employ them towards payment of the arrear to the Yards “and that you procure money upon the credit of them as soon as you can.” Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords are informed that the salary of an extraordinary surveyor in London port is inconsiderable in comparison of the advantage to the service by having one good officer more in a station of that trust, and therefore if it were supplied by a person of good character it might be of good use in improving the management, and [if] Mr. Blechinden and Mr. Burgoyne, two of the most experienced in the present number [of surveyors], be employed in a more general inspection over all the quays, instead of being limited to stations as the rest, in order to give you an account from time to time of any neglects or irregularities; and that one of the signatures be [necessary] to all allowances of damage or certificates for over entries, “which being regularly entered in the waiter's book, signed by the surveyor of the station, one of these [superintendent surveyors] may bring to the [Customs] Board (as soon as any warrant is executed) for the merchant's more easy despatch.” You are to consider this matter and report to my Lords on it. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 75.
May 24. Henry Guy to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Van Homrigh concerning the accounts of clothing, provisions and stores delivered to 25 Regiments in the list therein [missing]. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 75.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Mayor [of London]. The citizens of London having in so short a time since the loans on the Million Act [Excise Act, 4 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] completed the same to 200,000l. or thereabouts, we can do no less than notice their great readiness to assist their Majesties in all exigencies and particularly in the said loans which import a very seasonable and necessary supply to the public affairs at this time. We desire you to find some way to communicate to the citizens the gracious sense which their Majesties have of their good affections and also to thank the Commissioners of these loans for their care and diligence. Ibid, p. 76.
It is come to pass by the daily advancing of considerable sums for annuities which go to repay the moneys charged on said Act that the sums of 100,000l., which in repayment was to precede the city's loans, is already almost entirely satisfied; so that the sums so lately lent by the citizens come immediately in course to be repaid, and it will not be many weeks (the money for annuities arising as it now does) before they receive back what they have hitherto lent on said Act. We hope it will be no inconvenience to them, but we are sure it will be a very acceptable service to their Majesties if as their said loans become [re]payable in course they will continue the same by lending anew on credit of the said Act in further part of 500,000l. authorised to be borrowed thereon. We earnestly recommend to you to desire the citizens to proceed in their loans accordingly.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ George Shaw as a noontender, London port loco Reginald Bramhall, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 26.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners of Excise and of Hearthmoney Arrears of the petition of Richard Cocks, a Receiver General of Hearthmoney for cos. Gloucester, Worcester, Hereford and Salop, shewing that he was employed until after Midsummer, 1690, and paid only to Lady day, 1689; therefore praying salary for that period. Reference Book VI, p. 471.
Same to Mr. Fox of the petition of Richard Johnston for payment of 61l. 5s. 0d. due to him as one of the apothecaries' mates to the Hospital late in Ireland. Ibid.
Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Lucie Inch, widow, of several lands in the village of Salop [sic] and Hadnall, co. Salop, being extended lands of Francis Barkley, esq., outlaw. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 175.
May 24. Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of lands near the Royal Hospital at Chelsea, ut infra, p. 227, in order to a lease thereof to the Earl of Ranelagh for 58 years from April 15 last: with covenant on his part not to build thereon or convert same to any use inconvenient to the Hospital; and also with exception thereout of a common passage or cartway to the other meadows adjoining. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 177.
Appending: report by Sam Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, on said Earl's petition for same. In 1690 petitioner obtained a lease of 7½ acres, being part of the land adjoining to and purchased for the building of said Hospital: he has made a very great improvement thereon. The other 15 acres adjoining, which he now desires, is not appropriated to any particular use of the Hospital. The proposed rent of 40s. per acre is the full value.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Cornwall Bradshaw, Anthony Rowe, esq., and partners, contractors for the Hearthmoney in the time of Charles II, concerning a debt due to them from Sir Patrick Trant. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 299.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Richard Darling for the place of craner, wharfinger and packer in the several ports of Ireland, Dublin excepted; and the Irish Solicitor General's report and other papers thereon [all missing], Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Gay for the place of warehouse-keeper and storekeeper in the several ports of Ireland, and reports etc. thereon, ut supra. Ibid.
May 25. Treasury warrant to the Principal Officers of the Ordnance to apply to the expense of the Ordnance in respect to naval affairs the 4,709l. 5s. 7d. directed [this day, ut infra, p. 216]. Money Book XII, p. 60.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XI, p. 170.
to the Earl of Ranelagh 30,460l. 12s. 9d. in further part of his order of loan for 100,000l. out of contributions for [14 per cent.] annuities: same to be applied as follows, viz.:
for the week's subsistence [of the Forces in England and Flanders] according to the new Regulation including the three French Regiments, Col. Hamilton's and the three Regiments of Dutch Horse 25,340 12 9
for Machado and Pereira in further part of the advance upon their contract for bread and waggons 2,000 0 0
to be returned to Mr. Hill in part of the bread and forage furnished by the Jews to the Hanover Troops 2,000 0 0
to the General Officers here in part of their clearings to 1692, Dec. 31 1,000 0 0
to Hector Cramaghe in the Lord Galway's Regiment 100 0 0
to Arnolt Cooper upon his pension 20 0 0
Out of contributions [on survivorships].
to Mr. Fox for the Danish Forces 2,500 0 0
to ditto for Monsieur St. Auban on account of his pay as Lieut.-Col. and First Capt. in Belcastle's Regiment 100 0 0
to ditto for five French officers wounded 30 0 0
Out of loans on the Million Act.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for land service 5,000 0 0
to ditto for the gunsmiths: first payment 500 0 0
to ditto for the works at Sheerness 200 0 0
Out of loans on the 4s. Aid.
to ditto for sea service [of the Office of Ordnance] 4,709 5 7
Out of loans on the Million Act.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for Victuallers, whereof 800l. for the Sick and Wounded 10,800 0 0
to ditto for Sick and Wounded, out of wages 1,200 0 0
Out of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise and forfeitures for treason.
to the Cofferer for the [part of the] Household [establishment attending the King] abroad 1,000 0 0
to the Master of the Horse for the [part of the establishment of the] Stables [attending the King] abroad 300 0 0
£50,799 18 4
Mar. 25. Henry Guy to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to report on the enclosed Order of Council with the state of the case [all missing] of the Mayor and burgesses of Kingston-upon-Hull relating to the support and repair of the jetties, breastworks and banks abutting upon the haven or harbour of the town. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 90.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 50.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Privy Council dated Whitehall, May 18, for leave to the ship Riga Merchant, 250 tons, Samuel Bloss master, 18 seamen, laden with cloth and other English manufactures, to sail to Russia: on the petition of John and Joseph Wolfe and other merchants trading to Russia.
May 26. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 50,000l. to Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance, on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the service of the Ordnance (not being orders on the 4s. Aid): to be issued out of loans to be made by said Bertie on credit of the three fourths of the Customs: and to be applied to the land service of the Ordnance. Disposition Book XI, p. 171.
Same to Mr. Tho. Balderston to pay (out of moneys in your hands for quarters of the Marine Regiment) 45l. 7s. 10d. to the town of Westerham, co. Kent, for quartering the Company of Capt. Billop of the said Regiment in 1690. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay (out of tallies in your hands for poundage and which will remain over and above the allowances for Chelsea Hospital and other particular uses already directed by the King's warrants) 2,476l. 11s. 1d. for the full off reckonings of Col. Edward Lloyd's Regiment of Foot for nine months with the poundage and three fourths of a day's pay. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports. I have read to my Lords your report on the petition of James Hull of Plymouth, merchant, concerning the ship Returne lost in their Majesties' service, in which you propose allowing the owners 400l. for the loss. If there be a remainder of the tallies lately put into your hands for the last year's transport service you may pay this 400l. out of it. Ibid, p. 177.
Same to Mr. Clarke to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland to pay 10l. each as royal bounty to three French officers that have been wounded, viz. Monsieur Bacon, Monsieur Du Mas and Monsieur Lebron. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 86.
Same to Mr. Aaron Smith, enclosing the Customs Commissioners' report and other papers [all missing] concerning the ship Johanna, alias Fidelity. Attend the Attorney General for his opinion thereon whether the King is entitled to two thirds of this forfeiture. Ibid, p. 77.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] of money paid by the Treasurer of the Navy to ships etc. between the 14th and 21st inst. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of the 4s. Aid for (the Division of Lindsey) co. Lincoln. On your query of the 17th inst. concerning the estate of Mr. Henneage my Lords have consulted the King's counsel whether the said estate after so much time elapsed and duplicates returned could be assessed double. They are advised that the doing thereof is not practicable for the quarter that is past, but they earnestly recommend you to take especial care that his estate (if liable as you represent) be doubly charged to the last three quarters of the 4s. Aid according to the directions of the Act [4 Wm. and Mary, c. 1, for said Aid]. (Letter cancelled and replaced on May 31 by an identical letter from the Treasury Lords to same.) Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte. I have laid before the Treasury Lords yours dated from Loo the 22nd ult., enclosing one to you dated Brussels, the 17th ult., from Mr. Wolseley, Col. Venner and Mr. Hill (about the Hospital in Flanders). My Lords thereupon sent to Mr. Pancefort in order to make the contract therein mentioned, but on discoursing him he doth utterly decline to enter into any such contract for the whole as was proposed. Please lay this before the King with my Lords' opinion that the only remaining expedient is to have the Hospital governed by such persons as his Majesty shall appoint, provided care be taken that the respective officers thereof do punctually perform their duties. Ibid, p. 78.
May 26. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver the wines as follows at Whitehall, on payment of Customs, if not of French origin. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 78.
Appending: letter dated May 25 from the Earl of Devonshire, Lord Steward of the Household, desiring delivery of 14 tuns of wines on the Paradice, now in the river, Capt. Edmund Bull commander, being for their Majesties' service.
Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of a lease to Thomas West of a piece of land called the Ward in Eton, parcel of the Honor of Windsor: ut supra, p. 140. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 172.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor [of Crown Revenues] for co. Cumberland to discharge Edward Wiltshire and William Grahame, by public proclamation among the tenants or other legal course, from their pretended office of respectively steward and bailiff to the late Visct. Preston; and to forthwith put into quiet possession several persons who have leases from the Crown of part of the forfeited estate of said Earl and to give public notice to all leaseholders and tenants at will to pay their rents to their Majesties; it being the King's pleasure that the best improvement be made of the said estate, but the said Wiltshire and Grahame having obstructed possession and hindered payment of rent and having encouraged several loose, idle and disorderly persons to arm themselves and forcibly keep possession of those lands. Ibid, p. 178.
Same to the Barons of the Exchequer to swear Charles Cole into office as one of the Chamberlains of the Exchequer, void by the death of Phillip Hildyerd, esq.: Cole being entitled under a great seal dated 1674–5, Feb. 16. Ibid.
May 29. Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, to pay John Munger, Ensign in the Earl of Bath's Regiment, 22l. for the pay of him and his servant for the months of Nov., 1691, to Feb., 1691–2, notwithstanding his being respited for that time, his absence having been occasioned by his being here in England raising recruits. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 182.
Henry Guy to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] from the Navy Commissioners of money received and paid by the Treasurer of the Navy between May 15 and 21 inst. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 78.
May 30. Same to Mr. Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay 2 per cent. gratuities on loans as follows on credit of the Exchequer in general, viz.: Disposition Book XI, p. 168.
14l. 13s.d. to John Harwood for 1692, Aug. 16, to 1693, May 12, on 1,000l. lent in the name of Richard Lassells.
28l. 4s.d. to Edward Russell for 1692, June 18 to Aug. 16, on 1,684l.
4l. 5s. 11½d. to Antho. Short for 1692, July 26, to 1693, April 15, on 300l. lent in the name of Edward Russell.
11l. 12s. 10¼d. to Eliz. Carlisle for 1692, July 21, to 1692–3, Feb. 20, on 1,000l.
May 30. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to reserve for my Lords' disposal the 300l. which is or will be paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Hayter on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XI, p. 171.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to take care that the debt due from Nathaniel Molyneux, receiver for co. Lancs, be forthwith paid in. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 79.
Same to Capt. George St. Loe, one of the Principal Commissioners for Prizes, to forthwith repair to Portsmouth to bring to London a prize ship of considerable value taken by the Montague frigate, the Queen having directed the Treasury Lords to secure it and its lading from being embezzled. (Same to the Customs Commissioners to assist him.) Ibid.
Same to Mr. Wolesley, agent to Col. Mathews' [Regiment] for an account what was due to Lieut. Robert Smart, late of the Royal Regiment of Dragoons, his widow Mary having petitioned my Lords for his arrears. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to do as the Victualling Commissioners desire in (a) infra. Ibid, pp. 79–80.
Appending: (a) the Victualling Commissioners to “the Lords of the Cabinet Council,” dated May 29 inst., shewing that finding a want of shipping to supply the Fleet with beer they took up such ships in the river as were ready and fit for that service; but after having set the Broad R upon them they have gone away and declined the service: on Saturday they took up the following ships: Unity ketch of Wells, Tho. Franklyn master; Discovery of Scarborough, Franc. Brockett master; Hanna of Whitby, John Sedman master; Freind's Advice of Scarborough, Geo. Dutchman master; Providence of Scarborough, Jno. Dickenson master; Tho[mas] and Mary of —, Math. Johnson master: but fear they will likewise do the same unless speedy orders be given for stopping them at Gravesend by the Customs officers: therefore desiring that such orders be given for stopping them and such other ships as the Victualling Commissioners shall certify.
Same to Mr. Robinson to deliver to Lord Capel all states of accounts relating to the Army in Ireland as he shall desire from time to time. Ibid, p. 80.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to inform my Lords what progress has been made in the commission for settling a Custom House at Harwich, so that they may proceed to the settling the officers there. Ibid.
May 30. Henry Guy to Sir Christopher Wren to go to Powys House in Great Lincolns Inn Fields and estimate the charge to put it into a fit condition for the Lord Keeper to live in. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 81.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. In order to the getting ready as many as possible of the 27 ships now building by Act of Parliament for the service of next year the Navy Commissioners desire that 250 or 300 trees may be taken out of Windsor Forest. Their request of the 23rd inst. for this is referred to my Lords from the Queen. Please move the King for his pleasure out of what forest this timber is [to be felled as] desired. Ibid.
Same to the Duke of Bolton [Warden of New Forest]. For the above purpose 600 trees are desired out of New Forest. Have you any objection? Ibid.
Same to Mr. Clarke to procure a royal warrant, to be signed by the Queen, to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland to pay as follows as royal bounty to officers, and widows of officers, of London-derry who were not included in the general list of Londonderry officers annexed to the royal warrant of 1692–3, March 21, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, p. 82.
to Christophilus Jenney as chaplain 33 6 8
to Francis Graham, captain 40 0 0
to Mary Godfrey, widow 40 0 0
to Marg[are]t Faulconer, widow 15 0 0
to Mary Guthery, widow 10 0 0
to Lieut. Patrick Doran to make him equal with the Lieutenants in the said list, he being inserted therein as an Ensign by mistake 5 0 0
£143 6 8
Treasury reference to the Commissioners of Transports of the petition of Thomas Bates praying payment of his pension of 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. for the loss of his leg on board the Old Lyon in the West Indies, being in arrear since Lady Day, 1686. Reference Book VI, p. 472.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Edward Jolley, Receiver of co. Huntingdon, praying payment of 92l. 8s. 9d. for his extraordinary charges etc. in paying into the Exchequer 30,478l. of the first and second Twelve Months' Aid. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Ralph Williamson for an allowance for his charges in returning his moneys of the second Twelve Months' Aid in cos. York, Durham and Northumberland. Ibid.
Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of a lease to Eliz. Loup of the land called Whitwell, the fishery of the water of Fordington and the profits of fugitives in Blackmoor, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IX, pp. 1768, 1800. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 179.
The like of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Thomas Bamford of lands in Stocknort [Stockport], co. Chester, being lands of Nathaniel Wilson, outlaw: at 7d. per an. rent and fine of 14d. Ibid.
May 30. The like of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Robert Sadler of lands in Cricklade St. Sampson, co. Wilts, being lands of John Jenner, outlaw: at 4l. 3s. 4d. per an. rent and fine of 8l. 6s. 8d. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 179.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Col. Dungan that no grant pass to the Earl of Athlone, or any other person, of the Earl of Limerick's estate in Ireland until said Dungan have notice at Mris. Wale's house in Ryders Street [London]. Caveat Book, p. 32.
May 31. Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Eliz. Hamilton, widow, of the three messuages in the tenure of John Bonneck and William Twiney and John Gwin abutting east on Westm[inste]r Lane, south on the highway leading from London to Knightsbridge, and the ground called the Mount belonging thereto; the tenement called the Cross Keys, in the tenure of Francis Offin; another called the Golden Lyon with a stable thereto, in the tenure of Thomas Stedman; another in the tenure of Thomas Shell, and one with a garden in the tenure of William Walker: all in or near Hyde Park and demised 1665, June 17, to Thomas, Lord Culpeper: the present grant to be at the rent of 10s. per an. and without fine as of royal grace to her. King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 180–1.
Royal sign manual by the Queen for 10,000l. to Henry Guy, for secret service: without account. (Money warrant dated May 31 hereon.) (Money order dated June 1 hereon.) Ibid, p. 183. Money Book XII, p. 84. Order Book IV, p. 2.
Same for 3,795l. 5s. 8d. to Josiah Ordway, gent., without account: as so much agreed to be paid as gratuity for pains and charges in advancing and remitting several sums of money for the King's service. (Money warrant dated May 31 hereon.) (Money order dated June 1 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 183. Money Book XII, p. 84. Order Book IV, p. 1.
Same for 300l. to Mary, Duchess of Buckingham, for 1692, June 24 quarter, on her pension. (Money warrant dated May 31 hereon.) (Money order dated June 1 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 183. Money Book XII, p. 84. Order Book IV, p. 1.
Same for 1,000l. to Mris. Mary Villiers, one of the Maids of Honour, now Countess of Inchiquin, as in part of 2,000l. which “we purpose and intend to give and bestow upon her for her marriage portion.” (Money warrant dated may 31 hereon.) (Money order dated June 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 184. Money Book XII, p. 84. Order Book IV, p. 3.
Same for 2,000l. to Elizabeth Dixwell, one of the Maids of Honour, now Elizabeth Oxenden, as the like portion on her marriage to George Oxenden. (Money warrant dated May 31 hereon.) (Money order dated June 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 184. Money Book XII, p. 84. Order Book IV, p. 3.
Same for 3,600l. to John Braguiere, without account: to be distributed among the poor and distressed French Protestants in this kingdom as royal charity towards their relief and subsistence. (Money warrant dated May 31 hereon.) (Money order dated June 3 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 184. Money Book XII, p. 84. Order Book IV, p. 3.
May 31. Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 11,428l. 11s. 5d to Antonio Alvarez Machado, without deduction, under his agreement of Feb. 21 last with the Treasury Lords to furnish the Forces in Flanders with 200 waggons with good horses during the next campaign at 1,000 guilders a day, he to have four months' pay advanced, which is 120,000 guilders, which (at 10 guilders 10 stivers to the £) makes 11,428l. 11s. 5d. King's Warrant Book XVII, p, 186.
Same to same to pay 2,000l. to Daniel, Earl of Nottingham, for secret service, without account: out of money in said Ranelagh's hands for the service of the Forces. Ibid.
Same to same to pay 38,000l. to Sir Joseph Herne, without deduction: for the like money returned or to be returned by him to the Duke of Savoy, viz.: 5,000l. per month from 1692, June 10, to Oct. 10, and 6,000l. per month from 1692, Oct. 10, to 1692–3, Jan. 10. Ibid.
Same to same to pay 71,000l. to said Herne and Sir Stephen Evance, without deduction: for the like sum returned or to be returned by them, viz.: 54,000l. to the Duke of Savoy on 6,000l. per month for nine months from 1692–3, Jan. 10, to Oct. 10, and 17,000l. to the Elector of Saxony. Ibid.
Same to the Treasury Lords to pay 350l. 5s. 0d. to Robert, Earl of Lindsey, Warden of Waltham Forest, to be by him distributed among the officers, detailed, of said forest in proportions, detailed, for 1½ years to Michaelmas last on their several fees and allowances. (Money warrant dated May 31 hereon.) (Money order dated June 7 hereon.) Ibid, p. 188. Money Book XII, p. 84. Order Book IV, p. 5.
Same to Jaspar Frederick Henning to pay 200l. per an. allowance to George London from 1689, Lady day, as deputy to the Earl of Portland, Superintendent of all the Royal Gardens. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 189.
Same to Sir Robert Cotton and Thomas Frankland, Postmasters General, to carry free the letters and pacquets of the Treasury Lords, Secretary at War, Secretary of the Admiralty and Monsieur D'Allonne, notwithstanding the sign manuals of Mar. 4 and 6, supra, pp. 79, 82–3. But the said officers are not to cover any man's letters whatsoever but their own. Ibid, p. 192.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies of pro on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise for 3,600l. to Sir Stephen Evance in repayment of so much lent by him thereon May 18 inst. Money Book XII, p. 77.
Henry Guy to Mr. Aaron Smith to pay John Traherne what you think proper for his expenses in discovering several persons speaking treasonable words; in which he claims to have spent 70l. 5s. 0d. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 82.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition of Major Richard Burk and Capt. Redmond Burk, who deserted the Irish Army; praying to be put on the list of Col. Lutterell's officers. Ibid.
May 31. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Peter Mabyn as surveyor, waiter and searcher at Harwich, to visit Ipswich as there shall be occasion, at 40l. per an.: as part of the proposed establishment of officers at Harwich. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 50.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Hen. Rotherham for a landwaiter's place in London port. Reference Book VI, p. 472.
Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Cawthorpe and Christopher Rands, Receivers for co. Lincoln, praying that 1,099l. 12s. 5d., by mistake paid in to their account of the Quarterly Poll, may be transferred to their account of the 4s. Aid. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Samuel Bradshaw, same for co. Derby, praying allowance of 210l. for his extraordinary charges in his receipt. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Tho. Truman, same for cos. Notts and Leicester, for the like allowance of 380l. 9s. 0d. for like charges. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Mary Willison for the like allowance of 239l. 14s. 8d. for the like charges of her late husband as same for the first and second Poll in co. Cumberland and for the 12d. Aid and second Poll for co. Westmorland: “for the relief of herself and children.” Ibid, p. 473.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and of Hearthmoney Arrears of the petition of William Tempest, late [a] Receiver General of Hearthmoney: praying to be remitted 570l., “whereupon he will pay the remainder.” Ibid, p. 472.
Same to Mr. Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, of the petition of William Rider, Lieutenant of Whittlewood Forest, shewing that for want of a substantial fence the moveing grounds about the lodge are constantly spoiled, so that the deer perish in great numbers for want of hay in winter, which a 5½ foot pale around the Ring-mound would prevent, which will not require more than 80 ton of timber and 50l. in money, which may be raised by sale of dotard trees. Ibid, p. 473.
Royal warrant to the Lord Lieutenant to pay 500l. to Sir Charles Porter, Chancellor of Ireland, as royal bounty, in consideration of his great expense as Speaker of the House of Peers in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 300.
500l. to Sir Richard Leving, kt., as same, as Speaker of the House of Commons [there].