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November 1693, 16-30

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'Entry Book: November 1693, 16-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 392-406. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82119 Date accessed: 01 November 2014.


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November 1693, 16–30

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Nov. 16. Royal sign manual for 106l. 13s. 1d. to Thomas Browne, without account: for good and acceptable services. (Money warrant dated Nov. 25 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 5 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 266. Money Book XII, p. 138. Order Book IV, p. 46.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, for a lease or custodiam to Rudolph Kien of the forfeited estate of Ignatius Birford in co. Meath, ut supra, p. 178, for three years: in accordance with the Queen's warrant of April 28 last, which has not yet been complied with. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 366.
Nov. 17. Henry Guy to Mr. Blathwaite to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces Ireland, to pay 1,300l. to the Commissioners of the Transportation on account. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 166.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing a certificate of money paid by the Navy Treasurer to ships etc. between Nov. 1 and 7 inst. Ibid.
Same to the Ordnance Board. The House of Commons has demanded an account concerning payments for sea service [of the Ordnance]. You are to forthwith make an account of all moneys which from 1688. Nov. 5, to the 10th inst. have been received by the Treasurer of the Ordnance for sea service performed or to be performed by that Office. And because great payments have been made for saltpetre and other purposes wherein tho land and sea services were jointly provided for, you are in making said account to distinguish the proportions of the one from the other as exactly as you can. My Lords desire to speak with some of you this morning at the Treasury. Ibid.
Nov. 18. Money warrant for 100l. to Rudolph Kien for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his annuity as Closet Keeper to the King. Money Book XII, p. 138.
Henry Guy to Col. Carpenter, acting as Agent to Col. Villiers' Regiment, to forthwith pay to Capt. William Pulteney what is due to him for his personal pay for his service in Ireland, which he alleges is 316l. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 167.
Same to Mr. Fox to pay 5l. to Sarah Butler for the arrears due to her husband and three sons who lost their lives in their Majesties' service: according to said Fox's report on said Butler's petition. (In the margin: [this payment is to be fee] “free”.) Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a Bill to prevent clipping and coining. Ibid.
Same to Mr Fox, enclosing the petition [missing] of the Colonels and officers of the French [Huguenot] Regiments of Foot in their Majesties' service, praying payment of their clearings to 1692, April 1. Send my Lords a state of what is due to said Regiments for said clearings. Ibid, p. 168.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to observe an Order in Council of the 2nd inst., granting leave to the ship Adventure to sail to Barcelona. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 64.
The like of an order of the 9th inst. for leave to the Hopewell brigantine to return from Whitehaven to Maryland.
Same to same to employ Thomas Tyndale as collector of Chester port loco Mathew Anderton, deceased. Ibid, p. 77.
Treasury order to same to observe (a) infra. Ibid.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, Nov. 16, made upon reading a report dated the 14th inst. from the Committee for Trade and Foreign Plantations. The merchant ships allowed to go from London and the outports to Portugal are to be permitted to sail with the convoy for that trade on Dec. 1 next. The ships for the Leeward Isles and Jamaica are to be permitted to sail from London with the Jamaica convoy on—and from the outports on Dec. 31. The embargo is to be taken off from the ships in the outports now ready to sail to the Canaries and Barbados. The usual bonds are to be taken from all ships so permitted to go out.
Treasury reference to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, of the petition of Theodosia Kingdon, widow, praying for repairs to her lodge called New Park in New Forest, which is the pound to the said forest. Reference Book VII, p. 13.
Nov. 18. Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of a lease to John Hoblyn of a messuage in the Barton of Bradridge, ut supra, pp. 289, 295, for the lives of him and Jane his wife: at 10l. per an. rent and fine of 350l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 238.
Nov. 20. Treasury warrant dormant to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay Arnold Aram his fee of 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. as Customer of Gloucester port: and all arrears thereon. Money Book XII, p. 139.
Henry Guy to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] of wages paid [to ships] between Nov. 7 and 14 inst. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 167.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay 5l. to Sarah Butler as royal bounty: without deduction of poundage. Ibid.
Nov. 21. Same to the Commissioners of Transports to attend the Treasury Lords to-morrow evening at Kensington with the memorial you laid before them yesterday. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 78.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Queen in Council, dated Whitehall, Sept, 28 last (on a report of the 25th Sept. from the Committee for Trade and Plantations), that the ships allowed to go from the outports to Virginia and Maryland for this year's trade be permitted to proceed thither as they can get ready, under the usual conditions for sailing to those places.
Treasury warrant to Auditor Done to allow 39l. to Thomas Kenton and Thomas Bennet, gent., in their account of moneys (320l. 8s. 7d. in all) by them received from the Commissioners for Disbanding the Army in 1677: representing the sum they paid to 78 private soldiers of—Troop as his Majesty's gift of 10s. each on disbanding. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 238.
Prefixing: (a) note of the state of said account.
(b) report dated Nov. 15 inst. from Auditor Thomas Done thereon. The cravings demanded by the accomptants are duly vouched by the Act for the said disbanding [30 Car. II, $$. 1] save the abovesaid 39l., which gift of 10s. per man was by the Act directed to be paid only to private centinels of Foot. The item may be allowed, seeing that the accomptants had the trouble of disbanding said Troop without any reward for their service therein.
Nov. 22. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for taking in loans on the Exchequer in general in accordance with the vote in the House of Commons of Nov. 18 inst., guaranteeing such loans up to 400,000l. towards the maintenance of the fleet for the year 1694, the House pledging repayment with 7 per cent. interest out of the next Aids to be granted for the Fleet next after repayment of loans on the Act [of 4 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] granting certain rates and duties of Excise and on the Act [4 Wm. and Mary, c. 14] for Review of the Poll Tallies and orders are to be made and registered in the usual way accordingly with interest at 7 per cent. payable Quarterly. (Treasury warrant to the Receipt dated Nov. 28 hereon for taking in and registering such loans accordingly.) King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 293–4. Money Book XII, p. 141.
Nov. 22. Money order for 500l. to Isabella, Duchess of Grafton, as in part of 5,000l. out of wood sales in Whittlewood and Salcey Forests, co. Northampton, as by the privy seal of April 13 last, supra, pp. 1 30–1. Order Book IV, p. 36.
Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners to prepare a scheme and distribution how the 400,000l. credit voted for the Navy in the House of Commons may be applied to the best advantage for the speedy fitting out of the Fleet. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 167.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Stephen Hill for a watchman's place, London port. My Lords recommend him. Reference Book VII, p. 13.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. My Lords have extended for six weeks the leave of absence to Arthur Bushe, collector of Cork, he being too ill to return to Ireland yet. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 369.
Nov. 23. Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise for 15,041l. to Sir Stephen Evance in repayment of so much lent by him this day on credit thereof. Money Book XII, p. 107.
Henry Guy to the Earl of Ranelagh. On the 17th inst. there is 8,611l. 4s. 6d. due for subsistence to the Regiments commanded by Col. Frederick Hamilton, Col. Richard Ingoldsby and Col. Edward Lloyd. My Lords desire you to pay them 4,000l. part thereof in money and for the remainder to assign them tallies on the three fourths of the Customs. Disposition Book XII, p. 2.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer: l. s. d. Ibid.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for imprest: out of loans on the new credit 2,000 0 0
to the Earl of Ranelagh for three weeks' subsistence to four Regiments going for Flanders: out of loans on the Review of the Poll 3,000 0 0
to ditto towards clearing the subsistence to the Regiments of St. George, Hamilton, Ingoldsby and Lloyd to the 17th inst.: out of the like loans 4,000 0 0
to ditto for the Earl of Oxford on account of his pay: out of the like loans 200 0 0
to ditto for Visct. Galway on account of pay to himself as Major General and for his aide de camp, to 1693, Dec. 31: out of the like loans 912 10 0
£10,112 10 0
Nov. 23. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 15,041l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on any unsatisfied orders in his name as Paymaster of the Forces, for the service of the Forces: to be issued out of loans to be made by Sir Stephen Evance on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: same being intended for the Forces in Savoy. Disposition Book XI, p. 2.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords agree to your report of the 23rd ult. presenting such Regulations as were intended among the tidesmen of London port in order to the better employment of the tidesmen in fee. You are to put same in practice for the future. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 168.
Nov. 24. Royal sign manual for 765l. to Sir John Trevor, without account, for 153 days, 1693, May 31, to Oct. 31, on his allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons. (Money warrant dated Nov. 25 hereon.) (Money order dated Nov. 28 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 272. Money Book XII, p. 138. Order Book IV, p. 35.
Same for 1,000l. to Sir John Sommers, kt., Keeper of the Great Seal, without account: in consideration of his service in the execution of the said office to Michaelmas last. (Money warrant dated Nov. 25 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 9 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 273. Money Book XII, p. 138. Order Book IV, p. 41.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Guy] for secret service the 1,000l. which will be paid into the Exchequer by Sir Mathew Andrews. Order Book IV, p. 2.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] of moneys paid for wages etc. [to ships] between the 14th and 21st inst. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 168.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing (a) infra. Please attend the Privy Council on Thursday next with the persons and papers requisite for the hearing. Ibid.
Appending: (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, Nov. 23 inst. Upon reading the petition of the Deputies of Guernsey, praying to be heard concerning the powers given to Mr. Hely, Register of Certificates there, they are appointed to be heard on Thursday next.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Timo. Parker for a place as landwaiter in London port. Reference Book VII, p. 13.
Nov. 25. Royal warrant to Brook Bridges and Thomas Done, Auditors of Imprests, to allow to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby in their account from 1690, June 5 (when they first entered on their office of Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland), to 1692, Sept. 30, the sum of 347l. 13s.d. for unshipping, convoy and carriage of money to several camps in Ireland and bringing up money by the collector from several ports in that kingdom to Dublin and other contingencies. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 273.
Same to same to similarly allow to same in same account 944l. 8s. 5d. lost by them by receiving guineas at the Exchequer at a higher value than the current price, which they did by directions of the Treasury Lords; and 342l. 11s. 0d. lost by the discount of tallies which they received and issued: making 1,286l. 19s. 5d. in all. Ibid, pp. 274–5.
Same to same to similarly allow to same in same account 104,131l. 1s.d., being paid by said Fox and Coningsby in England to Regiments as follows on account of subsistence and pay and for clothing, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, pp. 275–6.
to Col. Woolesly and the Regiment of Horse late under him 9,450 2 11½
to Col. Theod. Russell and the late Regiment of Horse under him and formerly under the Earl of Warrington 4,651 15
to Col. Wynne and the Regiment of Dragoons under his command 11,106 6 10
to Col. Echlin and the ditto 7,248 19 4
to Col. Row and the Regiment of Foot under him, formerly under Lieut. Gen, Douglas 6,777 9 9
to Sir Henry Bellasis and the ditto under him, formerly under the Duke of Norfolk 6,474 12
to Brigadier Stewart and the Regiment of Foot under him 8,901 14 9
to Sir John Hanmer and the ditto 8,271 8 11
to Col. Richard Coote and the ditto under him, formerly under Visct. Lisburne 6,579 18 11
to the Earl of Drogheda and the ditto under him, formerly under Sir Thomas Gower 6,918 13 0
to Col. Gustavus Hamilton and the Regiment of Foot under him 7,799 18 3
to Col. St. John and the ditto 5,384 2 9
to Col. Mitchelburne and the ditto 5,384 2 9
to Col. Creichtown and the ditto 3,936 7 9
to the Earl of Roscommon and the late ditto 1,895 10 9
to Col. Nicho. Sankey and the late Regiment of Foot late under him and formerly under Lord Lovelace 1,865 4 10½
to Col. Richard Ingoldsby and the late ditto, formerly under Hen. Ingoldsby 168 2 10
to Col. Richards and the Company of Fuziliers under him 631 12 0
to Lord George Hamilton and the late Regiment of Foot under him 684 16 6
Nov. 25. Royal warrant to Brook Bridges and Thomas Done, Auditors of Imprests, to discharge said Fox and Coningsby and to surcharge the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster General of the Forces in England, with payments for the First and Third Troop of Guards as follows. The said Troops were put upon the Establishment of Ireland from 1690, June 1, but were afterwards ordered to be returned to England and to be cleared and paid by said Ranelagh. By royal warrant of 1691, June 5, said Ranelagh was ordered to make out debentures for the pay of said Troops from 1690, June 1 to Dec. 31, according to the muster of them taken in May, 1690, deducting thereout such moneys as they had received on account from said Fox and Coningsby during their stay in Ireland, which deductions were to be ascertained by certificates of the commanders of the said Troops. The said debentures were made out accordingly and pursuant to such certificates there was deducted out of said debentures from the pay of the First Troop of Guards and Grenadiers 5,170l. 15s.d., and similarly from the Third Troop 4,888l. 13s.d. for their subsistence during their continuance on the Irish Establishment: whereupon royal warrants passed for payment of the said Troops to 1690, Dec. 31. As the said Fox and Coningsby are now upon passing their accounts, and as these two sums, making 11,056l. 2s. 5d., exceed the sum so deducted as above out of their debentures by 511l. 0s.d. and 485l. 13s.d. for the said two Troops respectively, it is hereby ordered that said two sums [making 996l. 13s.d. in all] be deducted by the Earl of Ranelagh out of the growing pay of said Troops from the time they were last cleared by him: and that said Earl be surcharged therewith in his account [and that the said Fox and Coningsby be discharged thereof in their said account]. King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 282–3.
Same to same to allow to said Fox and Coningsby in their abovesaid account of the Forces in Ireland 1690, June 5, to 1692, Sept. 30, the several sums, amounting in all to 14,230l. 15s.d., viz. 12,776l. 19s.d. paid by them (out of the poundage deducted by them from the pay of the Forces during said time) to the Auditor of the Exchequer, the Clerk of the Pells and the Tellers for their fees on the issues to them; and 1,262l. 11s. 9d. paid to the officers and clerks of the Exchequer and Treasury Chambers for their annual allowances according to custom at 516 guineas per an., being for 2¼ years; and 191l. 4s. 9d. paid for passing privy seals and for porterage and carriage of money. Further hereby the said Paymasters are to be allowed the ordinary fees for the auditing and stating of the said account in proportion as was paid by William Harbord when Paymaster of the said Forces. Ibid, pp. 283–4.
Appending: account of fees paid as above at the Exchequer to Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt (with Mr. Twitty, Mr. Rantein and Mr. Dives, his three clerks), Mr. Wardour, Clerk of the Pells, and the four Tellers and their clerks in proportions detailed, making up said total of 516 guineas.
Nov. 25. Royal warrant to Brook Bridges and Thomas Done, Auditors of Imprests, to similarly allow to said Fox and Coningsby in their abovesaid accounts sums as follow, making in all 231,729l. 11s.d. paid by them in Ireland to the several Regiments, Troops and Companies following on account of subsistence and pay; which payments being made on account of pay since the several musters were last cleared cannot regularly be allowed them in their said account without royal warrant, viz.: l. s. d. King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 284–6.
to Col. Theodore Russell and the late Regiment of Horse under him, formerly under the Earl of Warrington 13,691 18
to Col. William Wolseley and the Regiment of Horse under him 29,285 0 11
to Capt. William Harbord and the late Troop of Horse under him 2,329 15
to Col. James Wynn and the Regiment of Dragoons under him 19,187 0 3
to Col. Robert Ecklin and the ditto, formerly under Sir Albert Cuningham 21,507 0 2
to Brigadier William Steuart and the Regiment of Foot under him 13,400 3
to Sir John Hanmer and the ditto 12,007 4 6
to Col. Gustavus Hamilton and the ditto 12,286 7 2
to Sir Hen. Bellasis and the ditto 12,525 1
to Col. Hen. Row and the ditto, formerly under Lieut. Gen. Douglas 12,652 15 8
to Col. Richard Cook and the ditto, formerly under Visct. Lisburne 13,578 10 11
to the Earl of Drogheda and the ditto, formerly under Sir Thomas Gower 12,794 14
to Col. Mitchelburn and the ditto 11,839 15 8
to Col. Thomas St. John and the ditto 12,648 13
to Col. White and the late ditto 8,763 10
to Lord Geo. Hamilton and the late ditto 9,942 6 10
to Col. Abra. Creighton and the ditto 12,945 10 9
to Col. Nicho. Sanky and the late ditto, formerly under Lord Lovelace 83 11 6
to Col. Richd. Ingoldsby and the late ditto 43 7 4
to Col. Jacob Richards and the late Company of Fuziliers under him 217 3 4
Same to same to allow to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, as Paymaster of the Forces, in his account of the Forces [for the year ending Dec. 31 next] the sums of 3,581l. 3s.d. lost by him up to Jan. 28 last by receiving guineas at the Exchequer at 22s. each and issuing same at 1l. 1s. 9d. by direction of the Treasury Lords; and 211l. 3s. 7d. lost by the discount of tallies on the land tax [the Twelve Month' Aids] which were disposed of for the assistance of the Army and which were discompted by directions of the Treasury Lords: making together 3,792l. 6s. 11½d. Ibid, p. 286.
Appending: account of said tallies: l. s. d.
10,100l. tallies, loss thereon 116 19 10
4,500l. 28 3 9
6,600l. 60 0 0
£211 3 7
Nov. 25. Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise for 1,000l. to Edward Noell in repayment of so much lent by him thereon the 14th inst. Money Book XII, p. 107.
Money warrant for 120l. to William Wardour, Clerk of the Pells, for the work of him and his clerks in connection with the Twelve Months' Aid [viz. the first such Aid as by 2 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 2, c. 1, and the second such Aid as by 3 Wm. and Mary, c. 5]: he being obliged thereunder to enter in his Office certificates of the names and places of abode of all the Receivers of the said tax and to take in the duplicates of all the parishes in England: which he hath performed accordingly and hath also made and transmitted weekly certificates to the Treasury Lords of what was paid into the Exchequer by the respective Receivers and of what remained unpaid: for the despatch of which business he has been at the charge of keeping a clerk for 18 months. (Money order dated Nov. 29 hereon.) Ibid, p. 140. Order Book IV, p. 39.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 240l. to Edward Russell on any unsatisfied orders in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Russell on credit of the Continuing Act [4 Wm. and Mary, c. 15]: same being intended for the Victualling Commissioners and to be by them paid over to John Rawkins for so much which my Lords allow him as 6 per cent. discompt on 4,000l. some time since received by him from said Victualling Commissioners in tallies on the Additional Impositions, being for beer brewed at Portsmouth [by him for the Fleet]. (Cancelled and superseded by a letter of the 29th Nov. to the Navy Commissioners to make forth a bill for said 240l. to said Commissioners for said purpose, and to assign said bill for payment on the moneys now remaining in the Navy Treasurer's hands by tallies struck on the credit of said impositions.) Disposition Book XII, pp. 3, 4.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay over to Sir Joseph Herne for the Duke of Savoy the 15,041l. ordered to you, supra, p. 395; that is to say, 8,416l. thereof for the value of 33,666½ crowns, being two-thirds of 50,000 crowns for recruits and augmentation of the French [Huguenot] Battalion that served in Piedmont, and the remaining 6,625l. being for the value of 26,500 crowns, being his Majesty's part of another sum of 40,000 crowns supplied to the said Duke; “the rest being furnished by the States General.” Ibid, p. 3.
Nov. 25. Henry Guy to the Receiver of the estate of the late Visct. Preston to forthwith pay into the Exchequer all moneys in your hands received of said estate. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 168.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Wendover as a tidesman in fee, London port. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 70, 78.
Francis Medcalfe as deputy to the Comptroller of Lancaster port, a member of the port of Chester: with the usual allowance from the King and from the Customer and Comptroller.
Treasury order to same to observe (a) infra. Ibid, p. 79.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, Nov. 23 (made on a report of the 20th inst. from the Committee of Trade and Foreign Plantations), that all ships for Virginia and Maryland be ready to sail with their convoy on Dec. 31 next, and that the merchants of London trading to the Plantations do present to the Customs Commissioners before Dec. 1 next the names of the ships and the number of the seamen they desire to send out for those parts, after which date the said Commissioners are to distribute the quotas as they think best for so many as the said merchants shall not by that time have declared.
Same to same to observe (a) infra. Ibid.
Prefixing: (a) a like order granting leave to the ship Concord of London, Richard Long master, 16 seamen, to proceed to Jamaica.
Treasury reference to John Knight of the petition of James and William Hamilton, shewing that they have an annuity of 850l. out of the Tenths of the dioceses of Oxford, Worcester, Hereford and St. Davids: that tallies are levied [thereon] for payment of 200l. and upwards to Dr. Luffe and Dr. Boucher, which will occasion the non-payment of the said annuity: therefore praying that the said payments may be stopped. Reference Book VII, p. 13.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer for a constat or particular of the several parcels of sandy and oozey land lying in and near Plymouth and elsewhere in co. Devon which by inquisition taken July 13 last under a Commission directed to Courtney Crocker, Edward Phillips et al. are found to be overflowed by the sea at ordinary tides and to belong to their Majesties: all in order to a lease thereof to John Warren. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 239.
Same to same to forthwith issue process for recovery of the arrears standing out on the accounts of the [sede vacante] revenues of the late vacant bishoprics. Ibid.
Nov. 25. The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland. The Queen's letter of Sept. 20 last directed you to pay 7,997l. 13s. 4d. to William Robinson for clothing, ut supra, pp. 339–40. You have since written us representing the pressing necessities the Government in Ireland labours under and acquainting us with a contract made by Visct. Sidney for clothing of other Regiments, pursuant to which there is paid 3,900l. a month from June 1 last onwards “and the inconveniences which would arise by stopping the payments on that contract.” Out Letters (Ireland) VI, pp. 367–8.
On the other side it is a matter well known to ourselves that Sir Joseph Herne and his partners before they would be induced to part with their mortgage on the quit rents in Ireland (which was become absolute by reason of non-payment) obliged Mr. Robinson to give personal security here in London to pay to the said Sir Joseph and his partners the said sum of 7,997l. 13s. 4d. by three monthly payments, to wit in Oct., Nov. and Dec., 1693: that we approved his giving of the said security and obtained her Majesty's said letter thereupon because in consequence of [the mortgage] “changing the hands and advancing” 33,050l. by Mr. Lascells to clear off Sir Joseph Herne and his partners, there is saved a considerable sum by the year to their Majesties in the charge of the Offices of Receivers General [of the Revenue, Ireland] and Paymasters [of the Forces, Ireland]. And considering that the clothing of the two Regiments by Sir Joseph Herne and his partners was performed before the [said contract for] clothing in Ireland, it should first have been provided for, and must needs fall very heavy on Mr. Robinson and his security (who have already made the first of their payments and have not yet been able to prevail for any further time to pay the later) to be liable to these payments here and at the same time not to receive the money in Ireland. We have laid this before the King, who is satisfied that Robinson ought to be indempnifyed and that the clothing of the said two Regiments cannot be discharged otherwise than out of the revenues in Ireland. He therefore ordered that the clothing of the said two Regiments should be paid for concurrently [half and half] with the other clothing out of the said monthly sum of 3,900l. (beginning from date hereof, though due for a month that is past) until said 7,997l. 13s. 4d. be paid off with the 559l. 16s. 9d. for the exchange thereof: and thereafter the rest of the said monthly payments to be applied to the other clothing upon the contracts for same as above.
As to the placing this money to the account of the Regiments, we will take the King's direction therein when we have settled the matter now in dispute about paying for the exchange.
Nov. 27. Privy seal for 500l. for equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Henry, Visct. Galway, as Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy: with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 274.
Henry Guy to the Commissioners of Excise to forthwith satisfy the tally for 1,000l. for incidents for the Commissioners [for stating] of [the public] Accounts; they having informed my Lords that the money is now wanted for that service. Disposition Book XI, p. 13.
Nov. 27. Treasury reference to Samuel Travers of the petition of Antho. Segar, praying to be discharged and remitted the rent of 60l. per an. reserved on the lease to him of a parcel of land near Winchester on his paying the quit rent to the Bishop of Winchester, the land having, up to the time of his lease, lain unimproved and of no advantage to the Crown. Reference Book VII, p. 14.
Nov. 28. Treasury warrant dormant to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay the fee or salary of 20l. per an. to Richard Patrickson as searcher of Carlisle port. Money Book XII, p. 140.
Money warrant for 955l. to Henry, Visct. Galway, Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy, 500l. thereof for equipage and 455l. for a quarter in advance on his ordinary. (Money order dated Dec. 2 hereon.) Ibid, p. 142. Order Book IV, p. 37.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Admiral Russell a parcel of muslin brought from Holland for his own particular occasion, but seized by Mr. Vickars, an officer of the Customs. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 168.
Same to Mr. Aaron Smith to attend my Lords next Friday with your report on Visct. Preston's estate. My Lords have asked Lady Preston and Sir Geo. Fletchers to attend then. Ibid, p. 169.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Wallis as boatman at Combwich in Bridgwater port loco Richard Man. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 70.
John Smith as a watchman, London port.
John Tomlyn as a waterman at Gravesend loco Richard Evans, deceased.
Treasury order to same to observe (a) infra. Ibid, p. 80.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, Nov. 16 inst., concerning ships for Portugal, the Leeward Islands, Jamaica, Canaries and Barbados: being ut supra, p. 393.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of George Stillingfleet for a lease of some lands in Portland. Reference Book VII, p. 14.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Countess Dowager of Drogheda, praying a grant of the debts due to her grandson, the Lord of Slane, when she was guardian to him, out of the estates of Randall, Marquess of Antrim, and Sir John Fleming. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 369.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Rob. Doughty and Ann his wife, possessors of certain houses near St. Giles's Pound, co. Middlesex, that no grant pass thereof till they be heard. Notice to be given to Mr. Doughty, merchant, at his house in Bow Churchyard, London. Caveat Book, p. 35.
Nov. 29. Money warrant for 528l. 4s. 0d. to the officers and clerks of the Tally Court for tallies stricken by them for the service of the Crown, without fees, from Easter, 1692, to Easter, 1693, amounting to 5,282,252l. 15s. 0d., being after the rate of 2s. per 1,000l. (Money order dated Nov. 29 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 142. Order Book IV, p. 37.
Nov. 29. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt for the Tellers to take in at the rate of 22s. all guineas that shall be paid into the Exchequer by way of loan on the 400,000l. credit, ut supra, p. 414, voted by the House of Commons. Disposition Book XI, p. 4.
Same to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to bring 2,000l. into the Exchequer this morning out of the moneys of the Continued Impositions [4 Wm. and Mary, c. 15]. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to write to their officers in such districts, ports etc. as the Victualling Commissioners shall name, to pay to the Agents of the Victualling any sums not exceeding 20,000l. [in the whole] for the service of the Victualling over and above the 10,000l. formerly directed: they taking bills from said Agents on the Victualling Commissioners payable to the Excise Commissioners for their reimbursement. “Care will be taken for payment of the said bills by 2,000l. a week.” Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 169.
Same to the Attorney General to report which is the most fit of the enclosed “several” commissions [missing] for inspection into forfeited estates in Ireland. Ibid.
Nov. 30. Privy seal for 500l for equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to James Cressett, esq., as envoy extraordinary to the house of Brunswick-Luneburg, to commence from Sept. 12 last: with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 278.
Henry Guy to the Excise Commissioners to pay 3,052l. 8s.d. to the Queen Dowager for last Michaelmas quarter: paying same by 552l. 8s.d. next week and thereafter by 500l. a week. Disposition Book XI, p. 4.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, p. 5.
to the Earl of Ranelagh to complete 25,340l. 12s. 9d. for the week's subsistence [to the Forces] to Sept. 27 last: out of loans on the Review of the Poll 3,700 5 9
to ditto in part of 25,340l. 12s. 9d. for the week's subsistence [to same] for the week ended Oct. 4 last: out of the like loans 13,299 14 3
to the Treasurer of the Navy towards payment of the Yards: out of loans on the new credit [voted by the House of Commons] 7,500 0 0
to ditto for the Victualling, towards this year's provisions: out of like loans 4,000 0 0
£28,500 0 0
Nov. 30. Henry Guy to the Excise Commissioners to pay 7,500l. to the Prince and Princess of Denmark for last Michaelmas quarter: paying same by 1,000l. a week for the next five weeks and thereafter by 500l. a week: this sum to be over and above the 5,000l. for that quarter directed to be paid by Act of Parliament. Disposition Book XI, p. 5.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to strike tallies on the Excise [for 750l.] for last Michaelmas quarter to the Duchess Dowager of Grafton and Charles, Duke of Grafton, her son. (Same dated Dec. 6 to the Excise Commissioners to pay same.) Ibid, pp. 5, 8.
Same to Lieut. Col. Carpenter. From your report concerning the balance due to the Regiment of Brigadier Villiers, my Lords find that the debt was stated at 5,481l. 14s. 1d., of which 3,100l. has been since paid. Please certify them whether the remaining 2,381l. 14s. 1d. will be sufficient to satisfy the whole arrears of pay due to the officers and soldiers of that Regiment. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 169.
Same to Mr. Feilding. My Lords appointed this morning to hear you, with the Auditor and Mr. Murry, on your accounts, and they attended accordingly, but you came not. I am to tell you they are now much more dissatisfied with your said accounts than before, and that if you do not attend them on Monday next they will represent the state of your account to the King as objected to by the Auditor. Ibid.
Same to Sir Geo. Fletcher. My Lords are informed by Mr. Aaron Smith that Mr. Dixon, who was sent down from London to assist their Majesties' Receiver of the estates of the late Visct. Preston, and is one of the persons charged with misfeazances, is out of town. The hearing, which was appointed for to-morrow, is put off till Monday next. Please inform Lady Preston thereof. Ibid., p. 170.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition to the King from Sir Tho. Clarges, kt., and Henry Guy: petitioners shewing that by the will of Sir William Pulteney they are trustees for his widow and children; that the greatest part of his estate consists of houses and lands, parcel of the bailiwick of St. James's, by a Crown lease of which 29 years is unexpired, which lease was granted upon surrender of several parcels of land and stables of about 26 acres laid into St. James's Park; that petitioners have been obliged to sell part of said estate and the remainder exceeds not 650l., being improved by buildings which are very ruinous; that one part thereof is let to Abbot Newell [out of which] there is a parcel of ground set out for a churchyard to the parish of St. James's, whereof petitioners are willing to grant their interest to the parish if the Crown will grant them the [Crown's] reversion in fee: therefore praying a grant for 99 years of all the said premises in trust for the widow and children. Reference Book VII, p. 14.
The Treasury Lords to the Auditor of the Receipt. We are informed that there is lately crept into the Receipt of the Exchequer a practice which proves very prejudicial to their Majesties' service, especially in the business of loans of money. Some of the inferior officers, clerks or ministers, especially in the Tellers' Office, do concern themselves in procuring money to be advanced upon, or given for, tallies or orders levied or registered on the branches of the revenue for the payees or assignees of such tallies or orders; and having by means of their relation to the Receipt opportunities to deal with their Mjaesties' subjects who come or would come to lend their moneys into the Receipt, do for private lucre prevail and corruptly bargain with them to part with such money upon such tallies or orders, to the great scandal of the ancient, fair and laudable course of the Exchequer and to the great detriment of their Majesties' affairs, especially at this time, when they stand most in need of being carried on by the said loans. We are fully resolved to apply effectual remedies for suppressing this evil. You are forthwith to call the Tellers before you and such other officers, ministers or persons who have any relation to the business of the Receipt and to give a strict charge that they do not presume henceforth to meddle with receiving any money at the Exchequer except their Majesties' money and their own due fees, and that they do not hereafter take any tallies or orders into their own custody to persuade persons to give or advance money thereupon or to transact any bargains there for private persons: on pain of being proceeded against for misfeazance in their office (if an officer) or of dismissal (if a clerk or otherwise employed) and such further course shall be taken for the punishment of this corrupt and mischievous practice as by law may be inflicted. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 240.