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'Entry Book: August 1693, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 301-310. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82112 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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August 1693, 1–15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Aug. 1. Henry Guy to the Commissioners for Prizes to attend my Lords next Friday on the information put into your Board against Capt. St. Loe. Bring with you the persons that are to make good the said accusation. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 127.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] of money paid by the Treasurer of the Navy between June 25 and July 31 last. Ibid.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to forthwith award an extent against Nathaniell Molineux on his [surety] bonds for the second Twelve Months' Aid and the 4s. Aid, and writs of scire facias against all the sureties therein. Ibid.
Aug. 1. Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners. From your report of the 12th ult. my Lords find that the twopences abated up to that date out of the wages of the Marine soldiers for service on board the Fleet in 1690 towards paying for their clothes amount to 2,124l. 0s. 4d., and that by estimate about 300l. more remained to be collected. My Lords are aware that the whole sum of 19,750l. 14s. 1d. for the clothing of that year is made good to their Majesties in the lately stated account of the pay of the said two [Marine] Regiments. They therefore direct you to pay the said 2,124l. 0s. 4d. forthwith to Mr. Balderston and Capt. Robt. Griffith, the two agents for the Marine Regiments, and that the rest be paid in like manner as it is deducted from the pay of the soldiers. The said Agents are to give you acquittances and are to pay the money to their respective officers of the said Regiments according to such directions as they shall receive from the Earl of Pembroke and Earl Torrington, the Colonels of said Regiments. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 127.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. On your report as to the business between the merchants of Bristol and Tyndal, the searcher there, and on hearing the same yesterday by counsel, my Lords do not think it reasonable that the officer should have Crown aid against the merchants unless they endeavour to hinder him by delays and unfair combination. If you find any such you are to report to my Lords. Ibid, p. 128.
Treasury order to same to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 56.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Privy Council, dated Whitehall, July 6 last, for leave to the Rebecca and Elizabeth of Boston. 30 tons, three men, to proceed on her voyage to New England, whence she was lately sent with a pacquet from [sic for for] her Majesty and is stopped at Bristol, by the embargo, from returning.
Aug. 2. Money warrant for 300l. to Bartholomew Fillingham, Thomas Hall and Edmund Woodruffe for half a year to June 24 last on their allowances of 200l. per an. each as Agents for Taxes. Money Book XII, p. 112. Order Book IV, p. 22. Disposition Book XI, p. 197.
100l. to Phillip Ryley for same as a same.
40l. to William Burton, gent.: 30l. thereof for same on his 60l. per an. salary as clerk to the said Agents, and the remaining 10l. to be paid to a messenger for same half year's attendance. (Money orders dated Aug. 3 hereon.) (Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said 440l. to said Agents and Burton out of unappropriated arrears of taxes.)
Same for 977l. to Ralph Williamson, Receiver General for cos. York, Durham and Northumberland, of the second Twelve Months' Aid, being an allowance of 1 per cent. as reward for [his expenses etc. in] returning by bills of exchange the sum of 97,702l. 0s. 2d. of the moneys of said Aid. (Money order dated Aug. 3 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 113. Order Book IV, p. 23.
Aug. 2. Treasury warrant to Thomas Lloyd, esq. [Paymaster of the Works] to pay as follows the 1,182l. 6s. 0d. which was paid into the Exchequer by Peter Hume as his receipts for the sale of several goods and chattels of John, late Earl of Melfort, delivered to him by Sir Edward Clarke and Sir Francis Child, sheriffs of London, in pursuance of Treasury warrant of Feb. 21 last, viz.: 118l. 4s. 0d. to Peter Hulme and Parry Walton for their expenses in receiving the said goods; 73l. 6s. 0d. to Richard Normansell, secondary to the said sheriffs, for his fees in realising the said goods; and the remaining 990l. 6s. 0d. to Abraham Jordan, carpenter, whereof 600l. is in full of a contract made with the said Earl for building the house of the Secretary for Scotland and 390l. 6s. 0d. is in part of 431l. 17s. 8d. for alterations done of late in order to the dividing the said house for the accommodation of two Secretaries with their offices and families as by Sir Christopher Wren's report thereon. Money Book XII, p. 113.
Money warrant for 200l. to John Thompson, esq., as reward for services performed as solicitor for assessing the taxes in London, Westminster and Middlesex. (Money order dated Aug. 4 hereon.) Ibid, p. 114. Order Book IV, p. 21.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 218l. 10s.d. to Thomas Browne by way of advance out of the like sum which will be paid into the Exchequer by the Excise Commissioners on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. The regular warrants for issue hereof will be sent to you as soon as passed. No more fees are to be taken hereon than are taken for moneys for secret service. Disposition Book XI, p. 196.
Same to same to issue as follows out of loans on the Million Act, the Quarterly Poll, the complements of the Excise, the Review of the Poll and low wines, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid.
to the Earl of Ranelagh in further part of 25,340l. 12s. 9d. for last week's subsistence of the Forces 9,840 12 9
to the Treasurer of the Navy for recalls 2,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for gunsmiths 500 0 0
£12,340 12 9
Same to Mr. Hooker. Send my Lords a state of your account of the revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall in relation to your receipts and to the pensions and other payments charged thereon; how much said pensions etc. are in arrear at this time and what money you have in your hands. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 128.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] (sent to my Lords by the Navy Commissioners) of moneys and tallies received on this year's estimate of the charge of the Navy as allowed in Parliament; and of the list of ships' books kept open for the recalls; together with a list of ships not yet paid to Michaelmas last. Ibid.
Aug. 2. Henry Guy to the Earl of Ranelagh, enclosing a memorial [missing] of Sir Joseph Herne and partners for 2,451l. 16s. 9d. due to them for loss sustained in receiving 196,147 guineas at 22s. each on payments of money returned to Flanders for the use of the Army. You are to insert this on your next [weekly] memorial for money for the Army. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 128.
Treasury warrant to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney Arrears to allow in account a further 50l. to Cha. Danvers as salary, he being for many years a collector of Hearthmoney, and having been appointed for the 1689, Lady day half year's collection of that revenue in cos. Berks., Bucks., Beds., Oxford and Hants., in place of Garret Cotter, Receiver General thereof, who had not cleared his accounts: for which service Danvers was only allowed 200l. for salary up to 1690, Lady day, whereas it was after Midsummer, 1690, before he could clear the said account, the collection proving much more troublesome than formerly by reason of the late Revolution and the people being of opinion that both the duty and the arrears were taken off by the Act of Parliament. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 216.
Same to same to discharge Mathias Bisbie, late a collector of Hearthmoney, of the 80l. 5s. 1d. with which he stands charged in his account “and which stands charged amongst the arrears as desperate.” All process touching the same is to be discharged. Ibid.
Same to same to discharge Rivers Dickenson, for many years a maultster at Ware, of the debt of 952l. 12s. 0d. as follows on his paying 500l.: it appearing that he returned many great sums for the Excise collectors from Ware and other market towns; that Capt. Boreman, a brewer near Whitchapel, failed 1,000l. in his debt, which compelled Dickenson to take the management of that brewhouse in 1690, whereby he has lost a further 1,500l. from want of skill in the affairs of brewing and the failing of the victuallers he dealt with, who run away, so that he is unable to proceed in that trade or to meet his Excise debt of 952l. 12s. 0d., and is become disturbed in his mind and not fit for business. Ibid, pp. 217–18.
Same to same to direct the Receiver General of Arrears of Hearthmoney to pay 24l. 19s. 0d. to Jos. Bonner, being an overpayment on his account at Michealmas, 1684, as Receiver, General of Hearthmoney for cos. Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland. Ibid, p. 218.
Same to same to discharge Susan Pritchard, relict of Rice Pritchard, late collector of Hearthmoney in Wales, and her husband's sureties of the 25l. 14s. 6d. surcharged on her said husband's accounts. Ibid.
Same to same to discharge James Thompson and his sureties as late a collector of Hearthmoney of the 31l. 9s. 10d. due from him on his accounts which is put among the desperate debts. Ibid.
Same to same to allow 68l. 3s. 6d. in account to Thomas Combs, collector of Excise for co. Kent, on his paying 30l.; the said 68l. 3s. 6d having been “unfortunately lost amongst two other Excise officers and him.” Ibid.
Aug. 4. Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Treasury to take in loans on the Review of the Poll not exceeding 293,692l. 17s. 10d. in the whole, in accordance with the terms of the Act [4 Wm. and Mary, c. 14] for the Review of the Quarterly Poll: with interest at 8 per cent. payable quarterly. King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 230–2.
Money warrant for 875l., being 125l. each to Sir Thomas Clarges, Sir Peter Colleton, Paul Foley, Sir Mathew Andrews, Sir Benj. Newland, Sir Sam. Barnardiston and Robert Harley for one quarter's allowance to July 25 last as Commissioners for Stating the Public Accounts of the Kingdom: to be satisfied by tallies on the Post Office revenue. (Money order dated Aug. 7 hereon.) (Henry Guy to the Postmasters General to pay off and satisfy said tallies as fast as may be with respect to the weekly payments already directed out of the Post Office revenue.) Money Book XII, p. 114. Order Book IV, p. 24. Disposition Book XI, p. 197.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 200l. to Mr. Thompson, ut supra, p. 303, out of unappropriated arrears of taxes. Disposition Book XI, p. 197.
Same to William Hely at Guernsey. I have read to my Lords yours of the 6th ult. relating to the tenths of prizes in Guernsey and Jersey claimed by Mr. Rainsford, who was commissioned from the Admiralty to receive the same before the making of the Act of Parliament [4 Wm. and Mary, c. 25] for encouraging of privateers. My Lords direct that from Nov. 4 last (being the day on which the last Session began in which the said Act was made) all prizes are to be disposed of according to the directions of said Act; but for the prizes taken before that day my Lords think the Agent for the Admiralty is to receive and answer for the tenths of same. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 129.
Same to Mr. Sansom to send the above letter to Mr. Hely of Guernsey. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing accounts [missing] from the Navy Commissioners of money received and paid by the Navy Treasurer between July 1 and 21 last. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Treasurer for an account what money is this day remaining in your hands for the service of the Navy; likewise what tallies so remain and on what funds same are struck. Ibid.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners. I have read to my Lords yours of this day concerning the provisions you were ordered to put on board the transport ships. You are to represent this matter to the Committee of the Council at the Earl of Nottingham's Office the first time they meet, as my Lords think it most proper you should receive directions thence in that matter. Ibid.
Aug. 4. Henry Guy to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Edward Wigg, Agent to Sir John Hanmer's Regiment, concerning the 1,238l. 9s. 6d. due for five additional Companies to said Regiment. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 129.
Same to the Navy Commissioners for an account what money has been paid for recalls since 1691, June 24, to this day: and of the sum paid on each ship's book. Ibid, p. 130.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Doughtie for a King's waiter's place, London port. Reference Book VII, p. 3.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer etc. to forbear or supersede process against Edward, Lord Griffin, on his accounts as Treasurer of the Chamber, “he being now accompting and some of his accounts ready for declaration.” Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 215.
Aug. 7. Henry Guy to Mr. Stanyon. Send my Lords forthwith your accusation against Capt. Geo. St. Lo. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 130.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. Bring my Lords on Wednesday next an account of tallies remaining in your hands for poundage and day's pay, showing upon what funds same are struck and in what course of payment they are. Ibid.
Aug. 8. Same to the Customs Commissioners. The Spanish Ambassador's lady is lately dead and he intends to send her body to Flanders to be interred. You are to send an officer to his house in Great Queen Street to see the case made up in order to its export unopened on the ship St. Michaell to Flanders: “and you are desired to keep this as a secret, least the captain of the vessel knowing of it should scruple to carry over a dead corps.” Ibid.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] from the Navy Commissioners of money received and paid by the Navy Treasurer between July 22 and 31 last. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edwd. Bromley shewing that the office of gauger in Bristol port has been several times let out by lease and particularly in 14 Car. II for 21 years at 9l. 2s. 0d. per an., which is expired: therefore praying a lease thereof. Reference Book VII, p. 3.
Aug. 9. Money warrant for 83l. 17s. 6d. to the executors of Sir Roger Harsnet for 305 days, 1691, Dec. 25, to 1692, Oct. 25 (being the day of his death), on his fee and board wages as a serjeant at arms: to be satisfied by tallies on the Alienation Office. Money Book XII, p. 115.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 37l. 6s. 8d. to Dr. Sherlock, Master of the Temple; out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Disposition Book XI, p. 198.
Same to same to issue as follows out of the loans on the Million Act, the Review of the Poll, the fourth quarter of the Poll and the complements of the Excise, viz.; Ibid.
l. s. d.
to Mr. Fox for six days' subsistence for the Regiments of Lord Strathnaver and Sir James Moncreif to July 31 last 305 0 0
to ditto for the Commissioners of the Transports for sending 400 horse and 900 foot to William-stadt 662 10 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy for recalls 2,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for gunsmiths 500 0 0
£3,467 10 0
Aug. 9. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt. My Lords have advised with counsel in the point concerning the money which comes into the Exchequer for the tax upon Joint Stocks and are satisfied by them that the said money is to be applied to the payment of the interest of the new loans not exceeding 500,000l. made upon the Act [4 Wm. and Mary, c. 15] for continuing certain Acts and for charging several Joint Stocks: which interest is after 8 per cent. per an. and payable every three months. You are to cause the said quarterly interest to be satisfied accordingly. Disposition Book XI, p. 198.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to pay 7,500l. to the Prince and Princess of Denmark for last June 24 quarter by 1,000l a week for the five ensuing weeks and thereafter by 500l. a week, “over and above the 5,000l. for that quarter directed to be paid by Act of Parliament.” Ibid, p. 199.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports to dispose of the hay, oats and deals, which were provided for the Descent, to the best advantage possible. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 130.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners of Excise and of Hearthmoney Arrears of the petition of Geo. Tokefield, [late] a collector of Hearthmoney, shewing that he paid 20l. to Charles Dering, then a Comptroller of that revenue, for which he promised to give him an Exchequer certificate, but did not; therefore praying to be allowed same against the balance of 16l. due on the foot of petitioner's account. Reference Book VII, p. 3.
Aug. 11. Money order for 460l. 12s. 7d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries delivered to the officers of said Court in Trinity term, 1693, and for diet for said “officers” [sic for officer] 1692–3, Mar. 16, to Aug. 13 inst., at 5d. a day. Order Book IV, p. 25.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,774l. 13s. 5d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on any unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on credit of the 4s. Aid: and to be paid by him to Monsieur Vander Esch, to be by him paid to Stephen Fagitt and Peter Faulconier for clothing furnished to the Regiments of Brandenburg and Groben for the year 1692. Disposition Book XI, p. 199.
Aug. 11. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 246l. 6s. 5d. to Sir William Ashurst and Sir Richard Levett, ut infra, p. 308, out of the 681l. 3s. 4d. paid by them into the Exchequer as levied upon arrears of taxes. Disposition Book XI, p. 199.
Same to Mr. Knight [Customs Cashier] to pay 5l. 13s.d. to John Longland for 2 per cent. gratuity additional to the 6 per cent. interest on a loan on the Exchequer in general made in the name of Edward Russell, esq. Ibid, p. 203.
Same to the Attorney General to report his opinion on the enclosed memorial [missing] concerning the new duty on coffee etc. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 131.
Aug. 12. Same to Auditor Bridges to attend my Lords on Monday afternoon next with the accounts of Mr. Israell Feilding for the year 1692. (The like letter to Mr. Abbott.) Ibid, p. 130.
Same to same to report on the enclosed account [missing] of money received and paid by Mr. Israell Feilding for the use of the Troops under the Duke of Leinster in 1692. Ibid.
[?] Same to [? the Earl of Ranelagh]. My Lords are informed there are bills drawn on you from Barbados. If not accepted they desire you not to accept same until first giving them an account thereof; or if already accepted [please inform them] for what value you have accepted bills from him [? the Treasurer of Barbados], so that they may take their measures accordingly. Ibid.
Aug. 14. Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies of pro on the Excise for 8,000l. to Lancelott Burton, gent., in repayment of so much lent by him Aug. 11 inst. on credit thereof. Money Book XII, p. 115.
Money warrant for 246l. 6s. 5d. to Sir William Ashurst and Sir Richard Levett, late sheriffs of London and Middlesex, for the year ended 1692, Sept. 29, in part satisfaction of 662l. 14s. 4d. claimed by them for expenses in removing prisoners and apprehending and convicting highwaymen and burglars, the residue thereof “being satisfied or to be satisfied to them by allowance on their [shrievalty] accounts.” (Money order dated Aug. 14 hereon.) Ibid, p. 116. Order Book IV, p. 14.
Treasury warrant dormant to Edward Nicholas, Receiver General in the Alienation Office, to pay the fee or salary of 20l. every term to Thomas Dawson, esq., as Master of Chancery in the Alienation Office. Money Book XII, p. 116
Same to the Receipt to take in loans at the Exchequer on the Review of the Poll, ut supra, p. 305: to be [registered and] repaid in course out of the next Aids or Supplies that shall be granted in Parliament and to be transferred thereunto as soon as any such be granted: and in case no such be granted before 1693–4, Feb. 2, then the lenders are to be satisfied out of any unappropriated treasure which from thenceforth shall come into the Exchequer. Ibid, pp. 117–18.
Aug. 14. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans to be made by Mr. Lancelot Burton on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, viz.: l. Disposition Book XI, p. 199.
to Visct. Newport for the service of the Household 6,000
to the Earl of Portland for the Privy Purse 2,000
Same to same to issue to the Earl of Ranelagh 837l. 18s. 0d. for four weeks' subsistence for 900 men detached from hence to Flanders and for the officers appointed to see them over: to be issued out of any moneys in the Exchequer either of loans on the Million Act, the Review of the Poll, the fourth quarter of the Poll or the complements of the Excise. (In the margin: Review of the Poll. 6l.; fourth quarter of the Poll, 145l. 7s. 8d.; Million Act, 606l. 10s. 4d.; total, 837l. 18s. 0d.) (Same to said Earl acquainting him herewith.) Ibid, p. 200.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Send an officer this morning to the Queen's backstairs in Whitehall to seal up some furniture there that the Queen is sending to the King. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 131.
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 662l. 10s. 0d. to the Commissioners of Transportation for sending 400 Horse and 900 Foot to Willenstadt. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Martha Dillon concerning 150l. awarded to be paid her in satisfaction of what was taken from her by some of the Dragoons of Capt. St. Pier's Troop in Col. Mathews' Regiment. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Ste. Faget and Peter Fauconnier touching money due to them for clothes furnished to the Regiments as therein. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to order the Customs officers at Brighthelmstone forthwith to discharge the St. Anthony of Lisbon, lately blown in there by stress of weather. Ibid, p. 132.
Appending: letter from Secretary the Earl of Nottingham, dated Whitehall, Aug. 12 inst., conveying the Queen's pleasure as above, made on a complaint of the Portugal Envoy that said ship is detained on pretence of some money expended in unlading her goods. The ship is to be allowed to proceed “without being obliged to pay that money.”
Same to Mr. Stephens. Bring my Lords by tomorrow morning an estimate what the charge in paying off the First and Second Rate ships upon their coming in will amount to. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords have granted a month's leave to Richard Goodlad, one of the five undersearchers of London port, to go to Tunbridge for recovery of his health. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes, enclosing a duplicate [assessment roll] for the Review of the Quarterly Poll in the Hundred of Trigg, co. Cornwall. Ibid.
Aug. 14. Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Cha. Lloyd of Bristol, brewer, praying leave to make a composition of 5s. in the £ for his debt owing to the Excise; he being unable to pay and having formerly lived in good reputation. Reference Book VII, p. 3.
[?] Entry of the [Treasury Lords' signature of the] docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to William, Bishop of Llandaff, of lands and tenements in Little Peatling and elsewhere in co. Leicester, being parcel of the lands of William Bradgate, esq., outlaw: at a rent of 18s. 6d. and fine of 37s. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 221.
Aug. 14. Treasury instrument discharging George Morley, esq., one of the Masters of the High Court of Chancery, from his office as Master in Chancery attending the Alienation Office for taking oaths and signing writs of covenant and writ of entre: he having been thereto appointed by a Treasury instrument of 1690, May 6, and it being the King's pleasure that he be discharged from the execution of said office. Ibid.
Treasury letters patent appointing Thomas Dawson, esq. (one of the Masters of the High Court of Chancery) to attend in the abovesaid office in place of said Morley: with powers, profits etc. as amply as Nathaniel Crew, Richard Courthop, John Pottenger or the said George Morley. Ibid, p. 222.
Aug. 15. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to order the Tellers to receive guineas at 1l. 2s. 0d. each from the citizens of London and such others as shall make loans on credit of the borrowing clauses in the Act for Review of the Quarterly Poll. My Lords will take care that such guineas shall be issued at the same rate. Disposition Book XI, p. 200.
Same to Auditor Bridges. When Mr. Murray shall come to you, you are to permit him to peruse the accounts and vouchers of Mr. Israell Feilding which have been delivered into your Office. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 132.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to forbear or supersede (until next Michaelmas term) process against James St. John, goldsmith, for money by him received as Receiver General for co. Herts of the 2l. Aid and Additional 12d. Aid. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 222.