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'Entry Book: October 1693, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 350-366. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82116 Date accessed: 28 August 2014.


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October 1693, 1–15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Oct. 2. Money warrant for 75l. to Anthony Segar, gent., for last Sept. 29 quarter on his 300l. per an for salary to himself and for incidents for the Treasury Chambers. (Money order dated Oct. 3 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 47. Order Book IV, p. 29.
Treasury warrant to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay 16l. 3s. 4d. to William Wekett for same quarter as messenger attending the Customs. (Treasury allowance of said Wekett's bill for 16l. 3s. 4d. for same quarter as messenger attending the Treasury Lords.) Money Book XII, p. 102.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 200l. to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on any unsatisfied orders in their names as Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland: to be issued out of loans on the Review of the Poll and to be paid over to the Commissioners of the Transports towards payment of a greater sum due to John Jacob Halewyn for the hire of his ship Elnazeur into the Transport service. (Henry Guy, dated Oct. 6, to Mr. Clarke to procure a royal warrant to authorise this payment.) Disposition Book XI, p. 214. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 153.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] from the Navy Commissioners of money received and paid by the Navy Treasurer between Sept. 15 and 21 last. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 151.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 63.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council, dated Whitehall, Sept. 28 last, adding the word “corn” to the Order in Council of 1691, Aug. 27, which directed that the Customs Commissioners should do all that in them lies to hinder foreigners from carrying to their Majesties' enemies coals, lead, copper, naval stores or any contraband goods and to that end to cause all foreigners with two sufficient sureties to enter into bond under condition as expressed in said Order.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the memorial of Nath. Molineux. esq., complaining of the undersheriff of Lancashire disobeying their Lordships' order in paying the money he has received of Mr. Molineux's debts and goods. Reference Book VII, p. 7.
Oct. 2. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Lawrence Culliford for renewal of his constitution as Comptroller of Bridgwater and for the arrears of his patent fee of 5l. 6s. 8d. per an. Reference Book VII, p. 8.
Same to Mr. Clarke of the petition of the inhabitants of Twickenham, co. Middlesex, praying payment of 29l. 13s. 0d. due to them for quartering the Company of Grenadiers under Capt. Sanders in Col. Selwin's Regiment. Ibid.
Oct. 3. Money warrant for 5l. to John Hurst for last Michaelmas quarter for carrying letters on several occasions for their Majesties' service. (Money order dated Oct. 4 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 129. Order Book IV, p. 29.
Henry. Guy to Mr. Sotherne [Secretary to the Admiralty]. I have read to my Lords the Admiralty Lords' letter of the 30th ult. concerning the Talbot ketch, which was sometime since taken by the enemy and lately re-taken by their Majesties' ship St. Albans, wherein they desire that she may be bought for their Majesties' service. If they will appoint some person to buy the ketch my Lords will take care money shall be provided for same. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 152.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 64.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council, dated Whitehall, Aug. 17 last, for leave to the Pembrooke sloop, Stephen Elliott master, 12 men, sent from Jamaica with letters for their Majesties service to return to Jamaica, notwithstanding the embargo.
The like for five ships (belonging to the merchants of London trading to Seville) to go to Seville: on a report from the Admiralty Lords.
The like for the East India Company to send 12 ships to the East Indies with 1,000 seamen.
The like for the ship Industry to proceed from Bristol to Jamaica.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of the Bishop, Dean and the rest of the clergy of the diocese of Limerick that till they be first heard no grant pass of a mortgage of 1,000l. or 1,500l. lent by John Leonard, a forfeiting person, on the estate of Sir Donagh Obryan and others. Caveat Book, p. 34.
Oct. 4. Royal sign manual for 188l. 5s. 1d. to Lancelot Burton and 39l. 19s. 6d. to Whitfield Hayter: making together 228l. 4s. 7d., without account, in reward for good and acceptable services. (Money warrant dated Oct. 9 hereon.) (Money order dated Oct. 11 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 249. Money Book XII, p. 131, Order Book IV, p. 30.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise for 5,000l. to Mr. Browne in repayment of so much lent by him on credit thereof. Money Book XII, p. 107.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XI, p. 215, 218.
Out of 41,866l. 13s. 6d. of loans on the Review of the Poll; 200l. of the moneys of the Review of the Poll; 300l. of loans on the Million Act.
to the Earl of Ranelagh to complete 25,340l. 12s. 9d. for the week's subsistence to the Forces to the 6th Sept. last 5,140 12 9
to ditto for the week's subsistence to Sept. 13 last 25,340 12 9
to ditto for the sutler in part of 500l. 200 0 0
to Mr. Fox for the Danes in further part of 6,000l. for their arrears of pay; 1,000l. being already paid 1,000 0 0
to ditto for four disabled French Reformed officers on account of their pensions 85 8 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance towards answering bills 1,000 0 0
to ditto for the gunsmiths 500 0 0
to ditto for the old dock at Chatham 100 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers 2,000 0 0
to ditto for the Sick and Wounded; to be placed to the account of the Victualling 400 0 0
to ditto for recalls 2,000 0 0
to ditto for Sick and Wounded: to be placed to the account of wages 600 0 0
to ditto, in further part of 27,482l. for wages to the seamen turned over from five ships; 17,700l. being [already] paid 4,000 0 0
Out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise.
to the Paymaster of the Works for Sir Thomas Duppa to defray the charge of fencing the trees in Windsor Castle House Park to preserve them from the deer 52 10 0
to Mr. Richards for the Lord Almoner for [their Majesties'] Michaelmas charity 125 0 0
to the Cofferer of the Household for ditto 55 4 0
to me [Guy] for secret service, 400l., 65l., 50l., 75l. 590 0 0
to Mris. Baker on her pension 150 0 0
to Mr. Wolseley upon his ordinary entertainment 910 0 0
to Mr. Gregg 310 17 0
to Capt. Thomas Langley for the maintenance of [? struck out] Dutch seamen and soldiers 43 4 6
to Mris. Willoughby 50 0 0
to several persons for the apprehending of libellers 50 0 0
to Mr. Norris, joyner of the Privy Chamber, on his salary 24 9 7
£44,727 18 7
(Same dated Oct. 11 to the Paymaster of the Works to pay the abovesaid 52l. 10s. 0d. to said Duppa accordingly.)
Oct. 4. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,100l. to John Richards out of loans to be made on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: to be paid over to the Earl of Portland in part of 1,640l. 5s. 6d. due to their Majesties' gardeners at Michaelmas last. (Same to said Richards to so pay to said Earl.) Disposition Book XI, p. 216.
Same to Mr. Povey to lay (a) infra before the Committee for Trade and Plantations. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 152.
Appending: (a) letter to the Treasury Lords from Col. B. Fletcher, Governor of New York, dated Fort William Henry in New York 15 Aug. last. Pursuant to your commands I did consider of a method of supplying the Land and Sea Forces in the West Indies and am sorry my endeavours that way are lost. I fear the consequence of the Fleet being at Boston and not proceeding to “Canida” (when heard by our Indians) will be the loss of them. The Governor of Canida doth court them very much. If we lose them Virginia and Maryland must live in garrison or fly the country. I did also appoint a Committee of the Council [here] to consider of the production of hemp, tar, pitch and rosin in this Province. They reported that there is produced here tar at 12s. per barrel containing 31 gallons; flax at 6d. per pound; hemp at 4d. per pound; no rozin made here. The quantities yet small, but the soil agreeable for such improvement.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe an Order of the Queen in Council [? dated Aug. 17 last] for two ships to go to Virginia, on the petition of John Lancaster and Hen. Birket: notwithstanding the embargo. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 64.
The like for four ships to go to the Straits: on the petition of Sir Joseph Herne et al.
The like for four ships to go to Barbados: on the petition of John Gardner and Rob. Heysham.
The like for two ships to go to Virginia: on the petition of John Rogers and others.
The like for six ships to go to Virginia: on the petition of John Traverse and Tho. Dixon.
The like for the Lamb to go to Virginia: on the petition of George Colwell.
The like for the Samuell to go to Virginia and Maryland.
Same to same to observe (a) infra. Ibid, p. 65.
Prefixing: (a) like Order in Council, dated Sept. 28 last, granting permission for the like number of seamen to go to the Plantations in America as were allowed for those trades in 1690, including [in that number the crews of] such ships as have been permitted to go out since June 1 last (“an account whereof [missing] is hereunto annexed, containing 61 ships and 637 men”): and the ships allowed to go to Barbados, the Leeward Isles and Jamaica are to be ready to sail by Nov. 1 next. And further that the ships allowed to go upon the trades above mentioned be obliged to give the usual bonds to go and return with their convoys in case the same be required of them. The Customs Commissioners are to distribute what ships and men shall be allowed to each of the Plantations and how the numbers shall be apportioned among the merchants in the ports; and to settle the proportion between London and the outports: and to send an account of their proceedings to the Committee of Trade and Plantations.
Oct. 4. Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to the Lords Justices, Ireland, for a patent to grant and annex for ever to the Office of Auditor General, Ireland, the house lately belonging to Terence Dermot on Ormond's Quay in the city of Dublin, as in place and stead of the other house standing on said Quay and lately belonging to Luke Hoar: to be for the safe keeping of the records belonging to said Office: all by reason that the King's sign manual of 1692, Nov. 14, did direct (on the petition of Charles Dering, Auditor General of Ireland) that said Hoar's house should be so annexed as above: but said Dering has since represented that Hoar's house is encumbered with a mortgage to Col. Fitzpatrick, whereas Dermot's house is already in Dering's possession by a custodiam. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, pp. 353–4.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Warner for a patent waiter's place, London port loco Andrew Haines, who is willing to surrender to petitioner “his estate in the said office.” Reference Book VII, p. 8.
Oct. 6. Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a discharge to Sir Samuell Dashwood et al. as follows. Between the 1st Aug., 1692, and the 13th July, 1693, John Ward, gent. [searcher], seized at Ratcliff in Middlesex or elsewhere in London port a parcel of raw silk of the goods of Sir Samuel Dashwood, Sir Stephen Evance, Sir Henry Furnese and Francis Dashwood, all of London, merchants, and Thomas Pennyman of London, gent., for being commodities of the growth of Asia, Africa or America, but imported from Amsterdam, and same were appraised at 680l. 16s. 0d. and likewise between 1st Sept., 1692, and the 15th Aug., 1693, the said Ward and Henry Langford seized other raw silk belonging to the said merchants to the appraised value of 1,968l. 10s. 0d.: and similarly said Ward, Langley and Isaac Manley between 1 Sept., 1692, and 28 Aug., 1693, seized other like silk belonging to the said merchants to the appraised value of 12,609l. 11s. 0d.: the Crown hereby releases its moiety of the said seizures to the said merchants. King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 246–9.
Same to Edward Ward, esq., Attorney General, to enter a noli prosequi to the information in the abovesaid seizure cases on production of a certificate that the said seizers are satisfied of their part therein. Ibid, p. 249.
Money warrant for 1,220l. 16s. 9d. to Sir Leonard Robinson in full of all his charges and in reward for the pains, attendance and hazard of himself, his agents and clerks in receiving from the Exchequer and repaying several sums amounting to 360,835l. for principal and interest to divers citizens of London and others for the loans by them made on the Million Act and for keeping distinct accounts with the lenders of the said moneys. (Money order dated Oct. 6 hereon.) (Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay same out of loans to be made by said Robinson on the credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise.) Money Book XII, p. 130. Order Book IV, p. 30. Disposition Book XI, p. 216.
Oct. 6. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,400l. to the Earl of Ranelagh upon any unsatisfied orders in his name for the service 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 over to Col. Charles Godfrey for the offreckonings 1692, April 1, to Dec. 31, of the Regiment late under his command. (Same dated Nov. 2 to said Earl to so pay same to said Godfrey.) Disposition Book XI, pp. 223, 216.
Money order for 12l. 10s. 0d. to William Wardour, Clerk of the Pells: for 1693 quarter for locking up the cash in the Exchequer. Order Book IV, p. 37.
Same to same to issue out of the moneys of seizures 75l. to Mr. Segar, ut supra, p. 350, and 20l. to Mr. Love and Mr. Raby, ut supra, p. 311. Disposition Book XI, p. 216.
Same to same to issue 1,200l. to me [Guy] for secret service out of loans to be made by Sir Leonard Robinson on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed Order in Council [missing] relating to the pay of Col. Lloyd's Regiment in the West Indies. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 152.
Same to same. My Lords have laid before the Queen your presentment of the 2nd inst. touching the quarantine ordered to be laid on all ships coming from Barbados. Her Majesty is satisfied with it and you are to give the necessary orders therein. 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, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, p. 153.
to the Baron Dontreague for four months' or 122 days' pay as Reformed Captain of Horse at 5s. per diem according to his allowance in the list of pensions on the establishment of Ireland 30 0 0
to Lieut. Vebron for the like time at 3s. 6d. per diem 21 7 0
to Lieut. Mainbray for ditto 21 7 0
to Ensign Bancon for ditto at 2s. 6d. per diem 12 4 0
£85 8 0
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] of money paid by the Treasurer of the Navy to yards, ships etc. between Sept. 21 and 30 last. Ibid.
Treasury order to John Jones to forthwith repair to Wales to collect evidence in order to the trial in the Exchequer touching the Crown title to the estate in co. Montgomery of the late Marquess of Powis, seized upon his attainder: and at his return to report to the Attorney General. Ibid.
Oct. 6. Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 65.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council, dated Whitehall, Sept. 28 last, for leave to be given for so many ships to sail to Madeira and to return directly to London as shall be sailed by 40 English seamen: on a report of the 18th Sept. from the Committee of Trade and Plantations.
The like for so many ships to sail to Madeiras and the West Indies as shall be sailed by 120 English seamen.
Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of William Beckford, esq., praying payment of some part of the money due to him for slop clothes furnished by him for the Navy: there being 20,000l. due to him and the service for the next Spring will amount to at least 12,000l. Reference Book VII, p. 8.
The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners of Accounts [Ireland]. By several letters we have informed you that the King has directed the clearing to 1692, April 1, of those Regiments that served in Ireland and were removed to England and Flanders and that the Paymasters [of the Forces, Ireland] cannot proceed therein till the debts due to the country [people] from said Regiments be adjusted. Among these is Col. John Coy's Regiment, who has sent his Major to Ireland for that purpose. We desire you to close with said Major the accounts of said Regiment with all speed and similarly for the like accounts for the rest of the Regiments that have not [been] examined with you. Transmit the same hither with the vouchers as soon as finished. Ibid, VI, p. 347.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, enclosing a letter [missing] from the Earl of Nottingham concerning a prize ship of 30 guns brought into Kinsale by the Dover frigate. My Lords desire you to buy the said prize for their Majesties' service pursuant to the Queen's pleasure, as in said letter. Ibid, p. 349.
Same to same. In reference to mine of May 17, last, supra, p. 206, concerning the quit rents of 5,000l. per an. in Ireland, upon which the Countess of Dorchester and Sir Stephen Fox made several claims, application is made to my Lords that this matter should be no longer delayed. You are to give directions for the payment of said quit rents according to such orders as you have or shall receive from the Exchequer Court, before the end of Michaelmas next, without expecting any further directions from hence. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] from Henry, Earl of Drogheda, referred to us from the Queen, concerning some houses he is in possession of for a debt coming to him by Ignatius Pippard and Christopher his son. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Elizabeth. Countess Dowager of Castlehaven, praying to be paid some quit rents due at Michaelmas, 1692, and Easter, 1693, which belonged to her, but were paid into the Treasury in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 349.
Oct. 7. Money order for 5l. to Geo. Blackwell for one year to Michaelmas last on his fee as First Secondary in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office. Money Book XII, p. 124.
Oct. 9. Same for 24l. 9s. 7d. to John Morris, joyner to the Privy Chamber, for 1¼ years to Michaelmas last on his allowance of 12d. a day and 1l. 6s. 8d. per an. for a livery. Ibid, p. 129.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to order payment of the salary bill of the outports for last Michaelmas quarter: being of 5,390l. 2s. 0d. for established salaries and 560l. 15s. 0d. for additional salaries: or 5,950l. 17s. 0d. in all. Ibid.
Same for the Customs Cashier to pay same quarter's salary bill of the Customs, London port, being 5,086l. 7s. 0d. for established salaries and 121l. 5s. 0d. for additional salaries: or 5,207l. 12s. 0d. in all. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Commissioners for Excise and Arrears of Hearthmoney to pay 50l. to Richard Cocks, one of the Receivers General of the late revenue of Hearthmoney, for four years before that revenue was taken away, said payment to be for the quarter ended 1690, June 24, he having been paid only to 1689, Lady day, but having continued to act in getting in the arrears thereof and in making up the accounts with his officers till after 1690, June 24, including the recovery of a desperate debt of 110l. 6s. 0d. from one of the sub-collectors. Ibid, p. 130.
Same dormant to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay Lawrence Culliford, gent., his fee or salary of 5l. 6s. 8d. per an. as Comptroller of Bridgwater port. Likewise to pay him 30l. 13s. 4d. for 5¾ years thereon to Michaelmas last. Ibid, p. 132.
Money warrant for 910l. to Rob. Wolseley, Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector of Bavaria, Governor of Flanders; being for six months to Sept. 1 inst. on his ordinary of 5l. a day. (Money order dated Oct. 10 hereon.) Ibid, p. 132. Order Book IV, p. 31.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 500l. to Henry Guy on any unsatisfied orders in his name for secret service: to be satisfied by tallies on the revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall. Money Book XII, p. 132.
Same to same for 1,000l. to Visct. Newport for the service of the Household; by the like tallies. Ibid.
Money warrant for 150l. to Ann Baker, widow, for half a year to 1692, Midsummer, on the pension for the maintenance of her and her children. Ibid.
Same for 112l. 10s. 0d. to John. Philip and Joseph Roteires for last Michaelmas quarter on their annuity. Ibid, p. 105.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise for 1,100l. to George London in repayment of so much lent by him thereon on the 5th inst. Money Book XII, p. 107.
The like for 2,420l. to Sir Leonard Robinson in like tallies in repayment of a loan to that amount made by him the 7th inst. Ibid.
Henry Guy to Mr. Fox to immediately pay over to the Commissioners of Sick and Wounded the 600l. lately paid to you for them to discharge a bill drawn on me [Guy] March 4 last by Sir Francis Wheeler from Barbados for so much taken up there on account of Sir William Scawen for the support of sick and wounded seamen. (Same to said Commissioners to pay same to said Scawen accordingly.) Disposition Book XI, p. 217.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords have considered the discourse you had with them the other day relating to making regulations for tidesmen in fee being put upon duty as there shall be occasion, “as likewise [for regulating] the number of extraordinary tidesmen.” Send my Lords a presentment of such regulations. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 154.
Same to Auditor Done. Bring to-morrow Mr. Feilding's accounts and vouchers. (The like letter to Auditor Bridges. The like to Mr. Abbott to attend with Mr. Feilding's accounts in the Earl of Ranelagh's Office. The like to Mr. Murray to attend with his observations on Mr. Feilding's accounts. The like to Mr. Feilding to attend with all vouchers and other evidences not yet delivered in “or as many of them as he can produce.”) Ibid.
Same to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to take care that Lawrence Culliford, Comptroller of Bridgwater port, pay the balance of 29l. 5s.d. (which he is indebted on his account as late collector of said port) out of the 30l. 13s. 4d. directed for him, supra, p. 357. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Carlisle. The Queen has been made acquainted with Auditor Marriott's memorial to us, together with the letters sent to him, one from Richard Rivington and Henry Dixon and the other from John Swalwell, complaining of Visct. Preston's agents turning their Majesties' tenants out of their estates. We enclose copies thereof. It is the Queen's pleasure that unless these people have quiet possession she will order Lady Preston's pension to be stopped. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe an Order in Council of the 5th inst. for leave to the ship Greenland Merchant to sail to Cadiz. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 64.
Same to same to employ William Carter as tidesman at Salcombe loco Joseph Hawkes, deceased. Ibid, p. 58.
Treasury letters patent appointing Lawrence Culliford as Comptroller of Bridgwater port, being the post lately held by him and before him by Tho. Venn. Ibid, p. 66.
Treasury reference to Mr. Aaron Smith of the petition of William White, William Woodford and Samuel Brown, shewing that they, with Joseph Brown and Tho. Gathin, apprehended Francis Dormorant and William Cannon for publishing scandalous libels, for which said Brown and Gathin have obtained an order for 50l.; therefore praying that said order may be stopped till they have their share. Reference Book VII, p. 9.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh and Mr. Fox of the petition of Henry Killigrew, late a Capt. in the Prince of Hesse's Regiment in Ireland, shewing that there is due to him 82l. 16s.d. and 25l. 5s. 0d. for arms delivered up, that he is informed by Mr. Fox that the Regiment is in debt to the King and is now in the Earl of Ranelagh's pay therefore praying an order to said Earl to pay petitioner said sums. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the [Principal Commissioners of Prizes] to depute Thomas Power as Agent for Prizes in the port of Bideford, Ilfracombe and districts loco George Coldham. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 234.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition of Thomas Twigg, praying that a debt due to him from the Army may be allowed out of the rent due from him to their Majesties; my Lords “having been applied to by several others in the like circumstances.” Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 350.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland. We have yours of Sept. 2 concerning the Commission for Forfeited Estates. On our representation to the Queen of our opinions as to same and otherwise as to said Commission, it is her pleasure that a new Commission be prepared as you advise. Please send the names of the persons most proper to be made Commissioners unless you have any other method more for their Majesties' service. We enclose you the draft [missing] left with us by Sir Richard Cox. Please return same with your observations. As to the applying the moneys arising by the forfeitures to the repairs of fortifications and building of barracks, the Queen is pleased therewith. By her command we enclose Mris. Dorothy Hubblethorne's petition for her pension and arrears thereon. You are to gratify her so far as may consist with the present necessities of their Majesties' affairs. Ibid, pp. 350–1.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Samuell Allen, Governor of the Province of New Hampshire in New England, and Thomas Lake, esq., that no grant pass of any royal or other mines in New England till they are first heard. Notice to be given to Sir Stephen Evance. Caveat Book, p. 34.
Oct. 10. Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a discharge to the East India Company as follows. By the charter of 1661, April 3, for incorporating said Company the trade to the East Indies was restricted to said Company or persons licensed by them under penalty of forfeiture of goods and ship of intruders, one half of such forfeitures to be to the Crown, the other half to the said Company. Further the Company was therein empowered to send ships of war etc. to any their factories, with power to make peace or war with any Prince or people not being Christians. By the charter of 1683, Aug. 9, Charles II granted the Company the right of visiting and seizing ships etc. intruding etc. as above, with reservation to the Crown, as before, of a moiety of the forfeitures thereunder. By a great seal of 1686, April 12, James II ratified said charters. And divers persons having traded contrary to the said charters and to bye-laws founded thereon, have made forfeitures, and fines thereby have accrued both in England and in the East Indies. Further, “we are informed that” by several commissions or reputed commissions James II authorised the following Captains or Commanders to assist the said Company in the making of war against the then Mogul of Hindustan, the Nabob of Decca and the King of Siam or some other Princes or heathen people of the East Indies, viz. Samuell Lake of the Prudent Mary; Antho. Fenn of the Dragon; Joseph Eaton of the New London; Jo[h]n Bromwell of the Rochester; Jo[h]n Nicholson of the Beaufort; John Mayon (Mason) of the Nathaniell; William Wildey of the Modena; Robert Knox of the Tonqueene; Jonathan Andrews of the Charles the Second; John Consett of the Berkley Castle: Edmond Wright of the Cesar; William Pearse of the Bengall Merchant; Richard Warner of the Williamson; James Perryman of the Pearle; Stephen Bradley of the Saphire; Giles Hill of the Ruby; Thomas Harrison of the Emerald; Antho. Weltden of the Curtena; John Cribb of the Bawdon; Edward Keeling of the Worcester; Henry Benson of the Jonas; William Sharpe of the Resolution; James Cooke of the Royal James and Mary; Joseph Haddocke of the Princess of Denmark: William Heath of the Defence; John Gayer of the Josiah; Richard Etherington of the Shrewsbury; John Kempthorne of the Kempthorne; Leonard Browne of the Benjamin; Charles Master of the Diana; William Swanley of the Success; William Halford (Harford) of the Josiah frigate; Benj. Stracey of the Josiah yacht. And by virtue of said commissions certain prizes were made of which a just account ought to have been kept and a tenth part thereof ought to have been paid to the Crown. And in 1690, Easter term, a bill was exhibited in the Exchequer by Sir George Treby, Attorney General, at the relation of Walter Whitfeild, esq., John Earle and Thomas Kilner, gent., against said Company and against Sir Josiah Child and Sir Benj. Bathurst, members thereof, for an account and recovery of said tenth of prizes; to which bill several answers were put in. And in 1692, Michaelmas term, said Court decreed that said Company should pay 7,940l. 1s. 9d. to the Crown for said tenth part of the prize goods imported in the two ships Charles the Second and the New London, and divers other orders have been made concerning the goods and ships taken in said war for which the cause is still depending in said Court. And further in Easter term last a bill was similarly exhibited by Edward Ward, esq., Attorney General, against said Company and against Sir Edward Des Bovery, Sir John Moore, Nath. Tench and John Goodyear to discover forfeitures taken since 1680, July, for interloping. In consideration of the sum of 16,638l. 6s. 11d. paid into the Receipt by said Company before the date hereof and in consideration of the release to the Crown of 1,361l. 13s. 1d. which had been brought into Court, the Crown acquits and exonerates from the abovesaid moiety of forfeitures and tenth of prizes and from said 7,940l. 1s. 9d. the said Company and all the defendants as above and all the ships' commanders as above, and also Bartho. Harris, John Gladman, John Vauxe, Samuell Annesley, Geo. Weldon, Benj. Alleyn, Richard Stanley, James Butler, Samuel Whitcomb, Edward Holt, Adam Smith, Peter Vickerd, Ambrose Moody, Michael Buckley, Serjt. Bradley, Stephen Colt, Jeremy Bonnell, Samuell Childs, Samuell Staines, Francis Houghton, Edwd. Shadwell, William Morrice, Capt. — Johnson, Edwd. Baltamy, John Taylor, Robert Bathurst, Richd. Johnson, Capt. Roger Carr, Capt. Jacob Barber, Capt. Roger Paxton, Thomas Brennocke, Hen. Pensey, Thomas Walthorpe, Thomas Kendall, Abraham Navarro, Elihu Yale, Thomas Wavell, Nath. Higginson, William Stracer, Edwd. Tredcroft, Hen. Mose, Thomas Constable, Thomas Jordan, Job Charnock, Fra. Ellis, Richard Trenchfeild, Jeremiah Peachie, Cha. Eyre, Thomas Ley, Samuell Griffith, John Beard, Jos. Stafford, Capt. Geo. Heron, Capt. John Nicholson and all other captains, commanders, officers and persons who were authorised to assist in making the said war and all the officers, servants and agents of said Company. And the abovesaid decrees of Court are hereby to be evacuated: all notwithstanding the privy seal of 1690–1, Jan. 28, for authorising Walter Whitfeild, Jo[h]n Earl and Thomas Killner to demand and receive an account of the premises. King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 250–61.
Oct 10. Royal sign manual for 310l. 17s. 0d. to Hugh Greg, “who is residing in our service with our dear brother the King of Denmark,” viz. 50l. thereof in full for his service to 1692, Dec. 31; 182l. for six months on his 20s. a day from 1692, Dec. 31, to 1693, July 1; 78l. 17s. 0d. in satisfaction of a bill of extraordinaries 1692, July 1, to Dec. 31, as allowed by Secretary Sir John Trenchard. (Money warrant dated Oct. 11 hereon.) (Money order dated Oct. 11 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 263. Money Book XII, p. 134. Order Book IV, p. 31.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to the Treasury Lords (Sidney, Lord Godolphin, Richard Hampden, Sir Stephen Fox, Sir Edward Seymour, Charles Montague) for last Michaelmas quarter's salaries. (Money order dated Oct. 11 hereon.) (Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,000l. to same out of the moneys of the fourth of the Customs now in the Exchequer.) Money Book XII, p. 132. Order Book IV, p. 30. Disposition Book XI, p. 217.
Treasury allowance of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Excise Office for the half year ended June 24 last. Money Book XII, p. 133–4.
Henry Guy to Mr. Feilding to attend my Lords on Friday without fail and bring all the vouchers to your accounts. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 154.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of John Shaw, their Majesties' gunsmith, shewing that the King commanded the Duke of Ormonde to appoint him a workshop near the Horse Guard, who ordered Col. Billingsly to do the same; that the said Colonel hath appointed him a small place near the Horse Pond, as appears by his certificate: that he [petitioner] has already expended 20l. and the finishing of it will cost him above 80l.; therefore praying a grant of the premises by lease or otherways. Reference Book VII, p. 9.
Same to the Attorney General of the case of Mary Robson, widow, shewing that by privy seal of May, 1687, James II granted to Thomas Robson, her husband, 5,000l., part of an arrear due to the Crown from Bevis Lloyd, Receiver of Crown Revenues for South Wales, whereof about 2,000l. still remains due to her; that the said Receiver's office is seized into their Majesties' hands towards satisfaction of said arrear: therefore she desires that the benefit of said arrear may be assigned for the satisfaction of said balance. Ibid.
Oct. 11. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 3,000l. to the Earl of Nottingham for secret service: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl or by his procurement on the three fourths of the Customs. Disposition Book XI, p. 217.
Same to same to issue as follows out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, viz. 188l. 5s. 1d. to Lancelot Burton; 39l. 19s. 6d. to Whitfeild Hayter: and by way of advance 53l. 16s.d. to Edward Noell; 16l. 2s.d. to Sir Leonard Robinson; 12l. 12s. 11d. to Thomas Browne: 52l. 0s.d. to John Rawkins; as soon as the warrants for the last four payments are passed they shall be sent to you. No more fees are to be taken hereon than are taken on issues for secret service. Ibid, p. 218.
Same to same to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, p. 219.
Out of loans on the Review of the Poll.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for recalls 2,000 0 0
to ditto for Sick and Wounded: to be placed to the account of wages 600 0 0
to ditto for the Victuallers 2,000 0 0
to ditto for Sick and Wounded: to be placed to the account of the Victualling 400 0 0
to ditto for the Wegmouth and Sweepstakes 7,000 0 0
Out of 925l. 4s.d. of loans on the Review of the Poll; 674l. 15s. 11 1/7d. of loans on the Million Act; making 1,600l. in all.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance towards answering bills 1,000 0 0
to ditto for gunsmiths 500 0 0
to ditto for the old dock at Chatham 100 0 0
Out of 5,955l. 15s. 5d. of loans on the Million Act; 5,663l. 0s. 7d. of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: making 11,618l. 16s. 0d. in all.
to the Earl of Ranelagh in part of 25,340l. 12s. 9d. for the week's subsistence to the Forces to Sept. 20 last 11,018 16 0
to ditto for the sutler in further part of 500l., there being 200l. paid already 100 0 0
to ditto in part of the Duke of Leinster's demands as General of the Horse and Commander in Chief of the Forces to the 1st inst. 500 0 0
Out of 976l. 8s.d. of loans on the Million Act; 57l. 19s.d. of the complements of the Excise: making 1,034l. 8s. 0d. in all.
to Mr. Fox in further part of 6,000l. for the Danes, there being 2,000l. already paid 1,000 0 0
to ditto for Mris. Barker on account of her husband's arrears as waggon master 10 0 0
to ditto for Widow Weston for three months' pay due to her husband as Lieut. in Col. Richard Coot's Regiment 24 8 0
to me [Guy] for secret service: out of the new duty on coffee and tea 47 0 0
to Lady Mountjoy's children out of the like 50 0 0
to the Paymaster of the Works on account of repairing the Marquess of Powys's house: out of forfeitures for treason 150 0 0
£26,500 4 0
Oct. 11. Henry Guy to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] of moneys paid by the Treasurer of the Navy to ships etc. between the 1st and 7th inst. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 155.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh, enclosing a petition of the inhabitants of Twickenham, co. Midd., concerning a debt of 29l. 13s. 0d. due to them from the Company of Grenadiers commanded by Capt. Sandes in Col. Selwin's Regiment, together with Mr. Clarke's report thereon. My Lords desire you to pay the money according to the said report. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes to depute Charles Bishop as Agent for Prizes in Harwich port. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 237.
Oct. 12. Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to the Lords Justices, Ireland, for a patent to pass the great seal of Ireland for granting to Francis, Archbishop of Dublin, and his successors in said bishopric for ever, the premises as follows under the quit rent of 9l. 2s.d.: to date from the date of the custodiam as follows and to be to complete the augmentation intended by the Acts as follows for the said bishopric. All by reason that Francis. Archbishop of Dublin, has petitioned shewing that by the Acts of Settlement and Explanation so much of the forfeited lands as were anciently the inheritance of the See of Dublin but were granted in fee farm by the Archbishops thereof to the then forfeiting persons were appointed to be set out in augmentation to said See to the amount of 2,000l. per an. pursuant whereto the Commissioners for Executing said Acts did set out several lands. part whereof (viz. the lands of Sea Town, New Town, Blackhall, Gamwell, Smith's lands and several others in and about the town of Swords to the amount of 437 acres in the barony of Nethercross, co. Dublin, being the former property of Christopher Russell, whose son Bartholomew Russell, being declared innocent by said Commissioners, was left to recover his right by law in remainder after his father's death), were not passed in the patent with the other lands, but were by order of the said Commissioners granted to the then Archbishop in custodiam at 15l. per an. rent until said Bartholomew Russell's pretence should be determined: and though said Christopher Russell died in 1682, yet Bartholomew never brought his pretence to trial till 1688, when the Earl of Tyrconnell was Chief Governor of Ireland and Popish Judges sat on the Bench, who gave judgment in his favour, though John Osborne, then Prime Serjeant, and Sir John Temple, Solicitor General, gave opinions adverse to his claim: whereby said Russell obtained possession and so remained till the reduction of Ireland to William III, when he was in actual rebellion against said King, for which he stands outlawed, and did die in actual rebellion: whereupon the premises were seized by the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland: and the Archbishop, petitioner herein, applied to the late Lord Lieutenant and Council for a grant thereof in accordance with the intentions of said Acts, and did by judgment of the Exchequer Court, Ireland, obtain a custodiam thereof from Sept. 29 last [1692] at the improved rent (100l. per an.) they are now let at, pending further royal pleasure: wherefore said Archbishop did petition for a grant of the premises at 15l. per an. rent. Which petition being referred to Sir Richard Levings, Solicitor General of Ireland, confirming and amplifying the facts as above and stating that the said See of Dublin remains 285l. per an. short of the 20,000l. augmentation designed as above; that the custodiam was granted to said See in Hilary term, 1664, and remained in it till 1686. May 4: that Bartholomew Russell filed his plea in the Exchequer in 1682, setting forth that Bartholomew his grandfather. on the marriage of Cisley Meara with Christopher his son, settled part thereof on them; that said grandfather died in 1646, Cisley in 1660, and Christopher in 1682: to which plea Sir William Domvile, then Attorney General of Ireland, made a special replication that said Christopher was outlawed on account of the rebellion in 1641: which record depended before the Court till 4 May, 1686, when judgment was given as above, which judgment said Levings herein thinks was unwarranted, and that in view of said present Bartholomew's treason a grant of the premises may be made as hereinabove at 9l. 2s.d. per an. rent, being the quit rent payable thereout by adventurers and soldiers for lands in that province. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, pp. 355–8.
Oct. 13. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 21,113l. 11s.d. to Edward Russell on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the service of the Navy and Victualling: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Russell on the 4s. Aid: and to be by him paid to the Victualling Commissioners to complete the 429,130l. designed by Parliament for that service for 1693. Disposition Book XI, p. 218.
Same to same to similarly issue 69,397l. 6s. 6d. to said Russell: out of loans to be made by him on the Million Act: the same being intended for [seamen's] wages. Ibid.
Same to same to issue 20,000l. to Charles Bertie on any unsatisfied orders in his name as Treasurer of the Ordnance: out of loans to be made by said Bertie on the 4s. Aid: the same being intended for the land service of the Ordnance. Ibid, p. 220.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to Somerset House to seal some goods of the Queen Dowager in order to their transport to Portugal on the Providence, Capt. Richard Dyer commander. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 155.
Same to Mr. Aaron Smith, enclosing a representation [missing] from the Principal Officers of the Ordnance concerning certain frauds committed by Peter Hudson, powder maker, in making and delivering powder for their Majesties' service: with the Attorney General's opinion thereon. You are to prosecute this matter. Ibid.
Same to William Eddy, purveyor at the dock in Portsmouth, to attend the Treasury this day fortnight at the hearing of your complaint against Francis Dickens, woodward of New Forest. In his answer Dickens has named William Stiggins and William Jones as concerned in that matter. Give them notice to attend likewise. Ibid, p. 156.
Same to the Navy Commissioners, enclosing a copy of Dickens's answer in the above matter. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe an Order in Council of the 12th inst. for leave for three ships to go to Italy: on the petition of William Upton et al. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 64, 67
The like for two ships to go to Malaga: on the petition of Edmd. Cremer and John Caunter.
The like for four ships to go to Cadiz and Malaga: on the petition of James Bateman et al.
The like for the Princess, Capt. William Hill commander, 350 tons, 32 guns, 70 men, to proceed to the Straits, she being a private man of war and well fitted: on the petition of Sir Joseph Herne, Jeffery Jeffreys, Francis Gosfright, Charles Thorold, John Morgan, Francis Hopegood and Samuell Stanier of London, merchants, setting forth that many of their Majesties' subjects have now great quantities of English woollen manufactures and other goods ready to be exported to several ports in the Straits and great quantities of merchandise lying in those parts to be imported to England, which cannot be done for want of ships from hence.
Oct. 13. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Weaver for renewal of lease of Huerevrin Mill and Tyre Melin Huerevrin, co. Carmarthen: together with the report of Mr. Chetwynd, deputy auditor of Wales, thereon. Reference Book VII, p. 9.
Same to William Robinson of the petition of Capt. Thomas Flower to Visct. Sidney, shewing that several bags of his wool were delivered into the store at Waterford to Mr. Nath. Giles, the storekeeper [there]; that 50 bags thereof were by order of the Earl of Tyrone, then Governor of Waterford, exchanged for 1,025 barrels of wheat with Capt. Bellinger, which was delivered into said stores for the use of the late King James, the most part of which on the surrender of said town was applied to the use of their present Majesties: therefore praying satisfaction for the wool so exchanged, “or that he may be recommended to England for relief there.” Ibid.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of John Toby, who has the tenant right of the manor of Portland, co. Dorset, that no grant pass of said manor till he be heard: notice to be given to Mr. Tho. Russell at his house in Aldersgate Street. Caveat Book, p. 34.
Oct. 15. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Smith, shewing that the Treasury Lords directed that 228l., part of his debt to the Crown for Customs, should be discharged, but that same is appropriated by Act of Parliament [and therefore cannot be discharged]: therefore praying that he may be released from prison and process superseded against him and his securities. Reference Book VII, p. 13.