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January 1694, 21-31

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'Entry Book: January 1694, 21-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 460-475. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82125 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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January 1694, 21–31

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Jan. 22. Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise for 1,000l. to Sir Leonard Robinson in repayment of so much lent by him thereon the 20th inst. Money Book XII, p. 166.
Money warrant for 20,000l. to Edward Nicholas, Treasurer to the Queen: as in part of 50,000l. for said Queen by the privy seal of the 18th inst. (Money order dated Jan. 27 hereon.) Ibid, p. 169. Order Book IV, p. 53.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 8,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name for the service of the Forces: to be issued out of loans transferable to the first Aids to be granted by Parliament for the Land Forces: and to be applied to discharge several bills of exchange drawn on said Earl for the subsistence of the Forces in Flanders. Disposition Book XII, p. 22.
Jan. 22. Henry Guy to Mr. Aaron Smith to attend my Lords to-morrow with the person who attended with you last time about Visct. Preston's estate. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 186.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the Mayor and Aldermen of Bristol for permission to bring in 5,000 bushels of wheat from Ireland for the present relief of the poor of that city and parts adjacent, duty free: same being referred to the Treasury by the King in Council the 18th inst. Reference Book VII, p. 21.
Jan. 23. Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise for 750l. to the Marquess of Carmarthen for so much lent by him thereon Dec. 18 last. Money Book XII, pp. 160, 168.
708l. to the Earl of Pembroke for so much lent by him thereon Dec. 22 last.
700l. to Henry, Seigneur D'Auverquere, Master of the Horse, for so much lent by him thereon the 20th inst.
Same to same for tallies on the Excise for 750l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton, for 1688, Lady day quarter, on his annuity thereon. Ibid, p. 168.
Same dormant to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay the fee or salary of 8l. to John Aldred, gent., as searcher of Yarmouth port. Ibid.
Henry Guy to Mr. Aaron Smith [Treasury Solicitor] to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from John Jones, desiring orders and money to bring up witnesses for the trial concerning the late estate of the Marquess of Powis. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 186.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Robert Hookes and Rotherick Lloyd. executors of Thomas Griffith, late a Captain in Col. Coy's Regiment, praying that the accounts between the Colonel and them may be stated and that the money due to them may be stopped in said Fox's hands. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report their opinion on the enclosed Order of Council [missing] relating to the clerk's place in the Naval Office in Barbados. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Prizes to report on the enclosed memorials from the Envoy of Portugal sent to my Lords by Secretary Trenchard. Ibid, p. 187.
Appending: note only of said memorials; being a claim of 38 masts and some other goods laden on board the Stockholme lately condemned as prize.
Same to Mr. Shales enclosing accounts [missing] of money paid by the Treasurer of the Navy to ships etc. between Aug. 25 and Dec. 27 and the 7th and 21st inst. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 93.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Privy Council, dated Whitehall, Jan 22 last, granting leave to the John, 140 tons, 14 men, to sail from London to Newcastle for coals and thence to Portugal for salt and thence to Newfoundland to bring home a cargo of fish: on the petition of Solomon Merrett of London, merchant.
The like for the Bristol Factor and Mountjoy to go to the West Indies instead of the Bristol Merchant.
Jan. 23. Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Stanier for an allowance for his extraordinary expenses as Receiver General of Taxes for co. Salop. Reference Book VII, p. 21.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Cyprian Southack, master of the Friends' Adventure, 12 men; Tho. Pleave, master of the Happy Jane, 12 men; and Elisha Bennet master of the Eagle, 20 men, praying licence to return home to New England and New York: same being referred from the Privy Council the 22nd ult. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of John Latus for a landwaiter's place, Bristol port, loco Samuel Tipton. Ibid, p. 22.
Jan. 24. Royal sign manual for 480l. to John Rawkins, without account: for good and acceptable service “performed unto us,” (Money warrant dated Jan. 29 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 29 hereon.) (Henry Guy dated Feb. 2 to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same out of loans to be made by said Rawkins on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 306. Money Book XII, p. 170b. Order Book IV, p. 55. Disposition Book XII, p. 26.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to grant to Sir William Trumbull the goods delivered to him out of the Great Wardrobe or charged as received by him on his being appointed in March, 1686–7, Ambassador to the Grand Seignior, which said things had before been given out to Sir William Soame and by him carried as far as Malta and afterwards on his death and the return of the ship were ordered to the said Trumbull for the use of his chapel in Turkey: being one Bible, eight Common Prayer Books, an altar cloth of crimson velvet, some diaper for the Communion table, two surplices, a cloth of State of crimson damask, a chair, two stools, a footstool, two cushions of crimson damask and a foot carpet of Turkey work: all which the said Trumbull is called upon by the officers of the Great Wardrobe to return. He is hereby to be discharged from all liability for the return thereof. King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 310–11.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor and to the Receiver General of Crown Revenues for Wales to make forth and to pay debentures for 100l. to Sarah, Countess Dowager of Radnor, for arrears on the fee of 10l. a year to her late husband, Visct. Bodmin, as Constable of Carnarvon Castle, ut supra, pp. 423–4: it appearing by the report of the Deputy Auditor of Wales that Charles II granted 1663, June 13, the Constableship of said Castle to Robert Roberts, esq., afterwards Visct. Bodmin, for life with said fee, who died in 1682, and that petitioner and his ancestors have enjoyed said office for a long time and that the salary is 10 years in arrear and no grant has been made of said office until in 1692, April 22, it was granted to [Charles, present] Earl of Radnor. Money Book XII, p. 169.
Jan. 24. Money warrant for 50l. to Lawrence Ambrose, Receiver General for co. Berks of the second Twelve Months' Aid and the Quarterly Poll: for his extraordinary charges in his receipt. (Money order dated Jan. 31 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 170. Order Book IV, p. 54.
40l. to John Gore for same as Receiver of the Quarterly Poll for co. Northants. (Money order, ut supra.)
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,600l. to Charles Fox and Thomas, Lord Coningsby, on any unsatisfied order in their name as Paymasters of the Forces in Ireland: to be issued out of loans in the Exchequer [on the next vote of credit] for the Forces: to be paid to the Commissioners of Transports towards defraying the charge of transporting five Regiments of Foot from Scotland to Holland. Disposition Book XII, p. 22.
Same to Sir John Talbott. My Lords are informed by Sir Christopher Wren that Sir William Heywood has executed his deed of reprisals for some defective fee farm rents, but that you demur to seal the same though the defective rents are surrendered back. You are forthwith to execute the deed or give my Lords your objections thereto. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 187.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Send my Lords your answer to (a) infra with all speed. Ibid.
Appending: (a) note of several queries [with no indication of their origin]:
(1) What the duty on flesh and fish exported in the last seven years of Charles II's reign did severally amount unto.
(2) What the duty of foreign imported salt amounted to in the same time.
(3) Ditto for exported salt in the same time.
(4) Whether it were not more for the King's advantage that all flesh and fish salted should be exported Customs free than draw back the duty of salt.
Same to Mr. Fox not to pay the 50l. to Martha Dillon, ut supra, p. 450, until further order; Capt. St. Pierre having petitioned to be heard in the matter first. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. For the immediate supply of the pressing necessities of the Navy, my Lords have allowed to several persons several sums amounting to 688l. by way of gratuity for their service in procuring the sum of 69,397l. to be advanced on credit of the orders and tallies of loan put into the Navy Treasurer's hands Oct. 14 last on the Million Act [5 Wm. and Mary, c. 7]. You are to make forth bills in the usual method of the Navy Office for allowing said 688l. to the Navy Treasurer on his accounts. Ibid, p. 188.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 93.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Privy Council, dated Whitehall (made upon a report of the 19th inst. from the Committee of Trade and Plantations) that the Customs Commissioners do examine their Registers for what bonds have been given for ships going out upon the coast trade for two years last past; what discharges have been given upon such bonds; what prosecutions have been upon such of them as have not been discharged; and what proceedings have been in the Exchequer upon those and other bonds forfeited upon account of [navigation] trade.
Jan. 24. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Anthony Bullock (an extraordinary tidesman, Bristol port) as weignet in fee there loco Charles Romsey, who has been appointed superintendent of the weighers there loco Phillip Payne, dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 93.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Barth. Jasper for a landwaiter's place in the Customs. Reference Book VII, p. 22.
Same to Mr. Aaron Smith of the petition of Rob. Rowe, Frances Jones and Geo. Snell, praying the reward of 500l. for discovering the person who counterfeited the Earl of Nottingham's hand and seal. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuell Pagett, praying to be made collector of Deal loco James Waringe, who is quitting the service. Ibid.
Jan. 24. et postea. Same to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Sir Leonard Robinson to be appointed Receiver for co. Middlesex and the cities of London and Westminster of the 4s. Aid [5 Wm. and Mary, c. 1], proposing his sureties detailed (the securities being similarly detailed in the case of the other Receivers as follows): warrant dated Feb. 9 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. 9. Ibid, pp. 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 33, 36, 38 Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 262–3, 264–5.
Augustin Briggs and Leonard Blofield as same for Norfolk and Norwich: reference dated Jan. 25: warrant dated Feb. 21 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. 21.
William Cawthorpe and Christopher Rands as same for Lincoln: reference dated Jan. 26: see infra for the separate petitions of said Rands and of Thomas Kent: warrant dated March 3 for taking the securities of Cawthorpe and Kent for this county commission dated March 3 to Cawthorpe and Kent.
Tho. Cobb as same for Southampton and the Isle of Wight: reference dated Jan. 26: warrant dated Feb. 16 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. 16.
Tho. D'Oyley as same for co. Oxford and Oxford University and City: reference dated Jan. 26: warrant dated Feb. 7 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. 7.
Lawrence Ambrose as same for co. Berks: reference dated Jan. 29: warrant dated Feb. 8 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. 8.
Benjamin Mathews as same for co. Northampton: reference dated Jan. 26: warrant dated Feb. 6 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. 6
Gilbert Spencer as same for co. Kent and city of Canterbury: reference dated Jan. 29: warrant dated Feb. 7 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. 7.
John Child as same for co. Wilts and city of New Sarum: reference dated Feb. 1: warrant dated Feb. 7 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. [8].
William Kent as same for co. Lanes: reference dated Feb. 1: warrant dated Feb. 9 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. 9.
John Mason as same for co. Cambridge and Cambridge town and University and Isle of Ely: reference dated Jan. 31: warrant dated Feb. 16 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. [16].
Christopher Bale as same for co. Devon and city of Exeter: reference dated Jan. 31: warrant dated Feb. 7 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. 7.
William Whitebread as same for co. Beds: reference dated Feb. 2: warrant dated Feb. 8 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. [8].
Charles Brawn as same for Somerset and Bristol: reference dated Feb. 2: warrant dated Feb. 6 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. 6.
Nathaniell Rich as same for co. Essex: reference dated Feb. 1: warrant dated Feb. 8 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. 8.
Thomas Richards (Richard as same for co. Herts: reference dated Jan. 30: warrant dated Feb. 7 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. 7.
Samuell Foden as same for co. Stafford: reference dated Jan. 30: warrant dated March 14 for taking the securities of said Foden and William Green as joint Receivers for this county. See infra for Green's separate petition: commission dated March 14 to Green and Foden.
Ralph Williamson as same for co. Yorks, city of York and cos. Durham and Northumberland and towns of Newcastle and Berwick: reference dated Jan. 30: warrant dated Feb. 23 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. 27.
William Cawthorpe for co. Lincoln; he having been joined [in the case of previous Aids] with Christopher Rands, but refuses to join with him for the receipt of the 4s. Aid and proposes securities for himself as sole Receiver: reference dated Feb. 2.
Hugh Horton as same for co. Bucks: reference dated Feb. 3: warrant dated Feb. 7 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. 7.
Edward Mitchell as same for co. Gloucester and city of Gloucester: reference dated Feb. 3: warrant dated Feb. 8 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. [8].
Morgan Whitley as same for co. Chester and city of Chester, cos. Denbigh, Flint, Montgomery, Carnarvon, Angleses, Merioneth, Cardigan, Brecon and Radnor: reference dated Feb. 6: warrant dated Feb. 23 for taking his securities as Receiver only for cos. Chester, Chester city, cos. Denbigh, Flint, Montgomery, Carnarvon, Anglesea and Merioneth: commission dated Feb. 23.
Robert Chaplin as same for co. Suffolk: reference dated Jan. 30: warrant dated Feb. 8 for taking his securities: warrant dated March 8 for altering one of his securities: commission dated Feb. 8.
Richard Tregear as same for co. Cornwall: reference dated Feb. 6: warrant dated Feb. 12 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. 12.
John Parran as same for Oxford, by reason that Mr. D'Oyley, the Receiver for that county, hath not taken the oaths and therefore is incapable: reference dated Feb. 6.
David Williams as same for cos. Flint, Denbigh, Montgomery and Anglesea: reference dated Feb. 7.
Thomas Trueman as same for cos. Notts and Leicester: reference dated Feb. 6: warrant dated Feb. 9 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. 9.
Thomas Mathews as same for cos. Hereford, Radnor, Brecon and Cardigan: reference dated Feb. 6: warrant dated Feb. 9 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. 9.
William Bromfeild as same for co. Sussex: reference dated Feb. 9: commission dated Feb. 15.
William Love as same for co. Huntingdon: reference dated Feb. 9: warrant dated Feb. 10 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. 10.
John Newsham as same for co. Warwick and the city of Coventry: reference dated Feb. 9: warrant dated Feb. 12 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. [12].
Benj. Mathews as same for co. Rutland: reference dated Feb. 15: warrant dated Feb. 19 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. 19.
Geo. Hosier as same for co. Salop: reference dated Feb. 20: warrant dated Feb. 28 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. 28.
Samuell Bradshaw as same for co. Derby: reference dated Feb. 20: warrant dated Feb. 23 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. 23.
Charles Duncombe as same for co. Surrey and borough of Southwark: reference dated Feb. 21: warrant dated Feb. 26 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. 26.
John Derbie as same for co. Dorset and town of Poole: reference dated Feb. 21: warrant dated Feb. 23 for taking his securities: commission dated Feb. 23.
Phill. Bearcroft as same for co. Worcester and city of Worcester: reference dated Feb. 27: warrant dated April 11 for taking his securities: commission dated April 11.
Geo. Howells as same for cos. Glamorgan, Carmarthen and Pembroke and Haverford West: reference dated Feb. 27: warrant dated March 22 for taking his securities: commission dated March 22.
Andrew Huddleston as same for Cumberland and Westmorland: reference dated Feb. 27: warrant dated March 7 for taking his securities: commission dated March 7.
Daniell Price as same for cos. Brecon and Radnor: reference dated Jan. 30.
William Green: prays to be continued as Receiver for co. Stafford: reference dated Feb. 7: warrant dated March 14 for taking the securities of said Green and Samuel Foden for this county: commission dated March 14 to Green and Foden.
Thomas Kent as joint Receiver with Mr. Cawthorp for co. Lincoln, instead of Mr. Rands, who has quitted himself: reference dated Feb. 27: warrant dated March 3 for taking the securities of Cawthorpe and Kent: commission dated March 3 for Cawthorpe and Kent.
Thomas D'Oyley as Receiver General for co. Monmouth: reference dated March 13: warrant dated March 14 for taking his security: commission dated March 14.
Thomas Cobb, proposing a change in his securities as same for co. Southampton: reference dated March 21.
Francis, Earl of Bradford, as same for the palaces of Whitehall and St. James's and within the verge thereof: commission dated 1694, Oct. 16.
Jan. 24. Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the Order of Council of Dec. 28 last (on the petition of Thomas Dongan), which order directed the passing of a privy seal for granting to said Dongan the Margaret of St. Malo, a privateer condemned as prize and lying at Plymouth, with her rigging, apparel and guns. Hereon the Commissioners for Prizes acquaint us that she is 260 tons, with 24 guns, and was taken by your Majesty's ship Chatham, Capt. John Leader, and is appraised at 998l. 14s. 6d. Under the Act for encouraging of privateers [4 Wm. and Mary, c. 25] the following payments are to be made thereout: l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 259.
for 24 guns 240
for charges in condemning her: about 40
for a tenth to the Treasurer of the Navy for medals etc. 96
for a third to ditto for Sick and Wounded 288
for a third to the Capt. and seamen [of the capturing ship] 288
£952
This will only leave 46l. 14s. 6d. as the King's share. We cannot comply with the said Order in Council unless your Majesty give directions that the Prizes Commissioners pay the particular sums mentioned out of any money in their hands and be allowed the same in their account.
[?] Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of an in custodian lease under the Exchequer seal to John Rimington of a messuage in the town of Hertford, co. Herts, being the property of William Burr, extended for debt: at a rent of 20d. and fine of 3s. 4d. Ibid.
[?] The like of a same to Peter Wallis of several lands and tenements in Clive, co. Salop, being part of the estate of Richard Flintham, outlaw: at a rent of 2s. 7d. per an. and fine of 5s. 2d. Ibid.
Jan. 24. Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to permit 6,000 shirts to be imported into Ireland, Customs free, for the use of the Regiments of Brigadier Stuart, Col. Ecklin and others there. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 381.
[?] The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, enclosing the petition of Ann Baker, widow of Col. Henry Baker, praying a grant of the lands of Milltown and other lands, co. Louth, formerly the property of Nicholas Garland, deceased, in consideration of her husband's good services and in lieu of a pension of 300l. per an. settled on her. The King is disposed to grant same. Have you any objections? Ibid, p. 382.
Jan. 24. Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to pass a commission under the great seal of Ireland to the Lord Chancellor of Ireland, the High Treasurer, Chief Justices of the King's Bench and of Common Pleas, the Barons of the Exchequer, Master of the Rolls, Secretary of State, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Prime Serjeant at Law, Auditor General, Muster Master General and Surveyor General, Ireland, to be Commissioners for inspecting and passing the Accounts of the Vice Treasurer and the Receivers or Receiver General of the Revenues of Ireland, the Paymasters of the Forces, the Master of the Ordnance, Ministers of the Victuals, Clerk of the Works and Buildings and of every accomptant and accomptants [in Ireland] which by virtue of any former commission were required to be examined. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 382.
Jan. 25. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XII, p. 22.
to the Earl of Ranelagh to clear the subsistence to the 25th inst. of 16 Companies which are appointed to march, viz.: 2,414l. 17s. 10d. for nine Companies of Col. Beaumont's Regiment (to be issued out of loans made on the Exchequer in general for the Forces); 1,610l. 0s. 9d. for six Companies of Col. Brewer's Regiment (to be issued out of same): and 268l. 6s. 8d. for one Company of the Duke of Bolton's Regiment (to be issued out of same) 4,293 5 3
to ditto towards answering bills from Flanders [? for subsistence] to officers: to be issued out of the like loans 4,800 0 0
to ditto for 14 days' subsistence more to the aforesaid [sixteen] Companies to pay their quarters in their march: to be issued out of the like loans 600 0 0
to ditto for fees and the ordinary of the Office [of Paymaster of the Forces]: to be issued out of the like loans 900 0 0
to Mr. Fox for the Commissioners of the Transports: to be paid over to Col. Eneus Mackay on account for transporting Troops from Scotland to Holland by contract: to be issued out of the like loans 2,500 0 0
£13,093 5 3
Sae to same to issue to John Richards the 500l. 2s. 9d. which will be paid into the Exchequer by the Cofferer of the Household, being arrears of taxes collected within their Majesties' palace. It is to be by him applied to pay the salaries due to the officers of the Removing Wardrobe payable in the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office. Ibid, p. 23.
Jan. 25. Henry Guy to the Excise Commissioners. Since my letter of the 6th inst., supra, p. 446, concerning your forbearing repaying 2,000l. to yourselves, some pressing occasions have offered which import their Majesties' service and require a more immediate and greater supply than 2,000l. My Lords therefore desire that instead of the 2,000l. there may be paid into the Exchequer the next produce of the Excise for one entire week or at least 3,000l. They do not intend hereby to draw payments of this nature in practice for the future. Disposition Book XII, p. 23.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to attend my Lords to-morrow and bring the distribution [scheme] intended to be made of the 600,000l., part of the 1,000,000l. appropriated for the service of the Navy. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 188.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing Samuel Stratford's petition [missing] for a place in the 70 list of tidesmen, London port, and for the next vacancy of a place as tidesman in fee. You are to present him for the same. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Sotherne. The Customs Commissioners have reported to my Lords in the case of the captain of the Hampshire beating two of the Customs boatmen in Plymouth harbour. The petitioner has acknowledged his fault in being provoked to strike the officer and begged pardon for the same. They think the exemplary justice which the Admiralty Lords have done upon the petitioner in directing his dismission is a sufficient punishment and a caution to other commanders to treat Customs officers more civilly for the future and as he has the character of a good officer at sea they are suitors to us to desire he may be restored. Please lay this before the Admiralty Lords. Ibid, pp. 188–9.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay 800l. to the Commissioners of Transportation, in part of 3,300l. for provisions and half freight for carrying five Regiments of Foot from Scotland to Holland. (The like letter on Jan. 26 for a further 1,600l. on said account.) Ibid, p. 189.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Nelham as a noontender, London port. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 92.
Edward Johnson as a landwaiter, Bristol port, loco Samuel Tipton, deceased.
Jan. 26. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to transfer to the 4s. Aid the list of loans on the Exchequer in general; by satisfying the several persons in the list appended [missing] their respective said loans to a total of 84,133l. 2s. 5d. out of loans to be made by themselves on credit of the Act for the 4s. Aid [5 Wm. and Mary, c. 1], registering them thereon “in course next after the several sums directed by the said Act to be in the first place transferred or registered thereon”: and to satisfy, out of any unappropriated money in the Receipt, the 6 per cent. interest due to them. Money Book XII, p. 170b.
Jan. 26. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,500l. to me [Guy] for secret service: to be issued out of the tenths of the prizes taken from the Mogul [by the East India Company]. Disposition Book XII, p. 23.
[?] Same to same to similarly issue 100l. more out of same to me [Guy] for secret service. Ibid.
Jan. 26. Same to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay Sir John Read 17l. 19s. 2d. for 2 per cent. gratuity on 1,000l. lent in the name of Edward Russell on credit of the Exchequer in general. Ibid, p. 1.
Same to the Postmasters General to direct the Receiver General of the Post Office revenue to pay 370l. 10s. 0d. into the Exchequer, “notwithstanding the weekly payments he is already directed to make thereout.” Ibid, p. 24.
Same to Mr. Fox, enclosing an Order in Council [missing, being an order of reference merely] made on the petition of Margaret Thomas, widow, praying payment of 68l. 15s. 0d. due to her deceased husband, as a Captain in the Regiment late under Lieut.-Gen. Kirke, and also a gratuity for her loss of him. Please report a state of the case. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 189.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed account [missing] of money due to Sir Joseph Herne and Sir Stephen Evance, which they desire may be placed by tallies on the present land tax [4s. Aid]. Ibid.
Same to Mris. Rogers at Falmouth. On examination of the accounts of the revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall, my Lords find from William Hooker, Deputy Receiver General of the Duchy, that at his death Bryan Rogers had received 2,887l. 18s.d. more than he had paid for their Majesties' use and that that sum remained due in Aug., 1692. You are to pay same to said Hooker or shew cause why it is not paid or my Lords will, within one month, direct your prosecution. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Hercules Ellis for 54l. 8s.d. due to him as an ensign in the Regiment of Foot late under Lord George Hamilton. Ibid, p. 190.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners of Transports of the petition of David Roach and five others, praying payment of 109l. 19s. 4d. due to them for carrying soldiers to Ireland, the Commissioners for Transports refusing to take any cognizance of this debt in regard the ships were not hired by them, but pressed in Ireland. Reference Book VII, p. 22.
Same to Sir Robert Howard [Auditor of the Receipt] of the petition of Robert Campbell, praying authentic copies of the order upon which 4,380l. was issued to Walter Gibson for the loss of two frigates taken by the French and of said Gibson's assignment to Sir Stephen Evance, who gave the discharge for same; the said Gibson denying the receipt of the money and refusing to give any accompt to petitioner, who was concerned in fitting them out; the said papers being wanted to evidence the fact before the Judges in Scotland. Ibid.
Jan. 26. Treasury reference to Mr. Richards of the petition of 10 musicians, shewing that Richard Thomlinson having attended on his Majesty in Holland, died before the [signature of the Household] establishment, and his wife being with child, the Lord Chamberlain ordered 70l. which was in arrear, to be advanced “on the petitioners”: therefore praying that it may be repaid them. Reference Book VII, p. 22.
Same to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] of the petition of the Archbishop of Canterbury for new leases of three large substantial brick barge houses, with two houses for the King's and Queen's barge masters in Lambeth, which belong to the Archbishop. Ibid, p. 25.
Treasury countersignature for the execution of a warrant dated Jan. 20 inst. from the Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain, to Sir Francis Lawley, Master and Treasurer of the Jewel House, to deliver for his Majesty's service at the backstairs gilt and white plate as follows in lieu of that which was lost in Flanders, viz.: one knife, spoon, fork, assay cup, square bason, peece bason; all gilt: six trencher plates, three spoons, three forks, two tumblers, two pairs of snuffers, two snuff pans, one peece bason, one warming pan, one chamber pot, eight small candlesticks, one pair of chimney branches; all white plate. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 260.
Jan. 27. Henry Guy to the Commissioners of Prizes to forbear selling the Margaret of St. Malo, privateer, until further order. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 190.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to (John Warren and Benj. Hingeston) of sandy and oosy lands near Plymouth, as petitioned for by the said John Davison and John Warren et al., ut supra, p. 442, with exceptions ut ibid.: at a rental of a sixth of the clear annual value of such part as shall be recovered from the sea. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 260–1.
Followed by: undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this lease: the lessees being said Warren and Hingeston.
Jan. 29. Money warrant for 210l. to Nathaniell Rich for extraordinary charges etc. in his receipt as Receiver General for co. Essex of the first and second Twelve Months' Aid and Quarterly Poll. (Money order dated Feb. 3 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 170. Order Book IV, p. 60.
Treasury order to the Principal Commissioners for Prizes to observe (a) infra. Money Book XII, p. 171.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the King in Council, dated the 25th inst., made upon reading the Treasury report, supra, p. 467, on Thomas Dongan's petition concerning the Margaret of St. Malo. It is ordered that the petitioner have the said ship with her rigging, apparel and guns, according to his Majesty's order of Dec. 28 last and that the Principal Commissioners for Prizes do pay for her out of any money in their hands: and that the said value ut ibid. be applied towards lessening the Crown's debt to said Col. Dongan.
Jan. 29. Money warrant for 370l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital for one year to Christmas last on the annuity to the Mayor etc. of London for the better support of the children of that foundation. (Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt, dated Jan. 31, to pay same out of the 370l. 10s. 0d. out of the Post Office revenue, ut supra, p. 470.) Money Book XII, p. 172. Disposition Book XII, p. 24.
Same for 15l. to Jane, relict of Micah Browning, for 1692, June 24 quarter, on her pension. Money Book XII, p. 172.
Treasury order to the Receipt for the renewal of two lost orders, Nos. 3,549, 3,550, for 100l. each in the name of Geo. Bradbury, esq., “transferred from survivorship to annuities” [under the terms of 4 Wm. and Mary, c. 3]: “being lost copies of the said orders were underwritten [for their renewal] for Mr. Zouch.” Order Book IV, p. 51.
Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners to attend my Lords this day fortnight with your reasons in writing why the accounts of Sir Edward Seymour as late Treasurer of the Navy are not proceeded upon. (Same to Mr. Maddx [Maddox] to attend then also.) Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 190.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send the Countess of Stenbock's goods arrived from Sweden in the ship La Balane de Fer, Thomas Risori master, to her house in Germain Street, near St. James's Church: to be there opened and Customs to be taken. Ibid, p. 191.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. William Wolseley and several Captains of his Regiment of Horse in Ireland, praying to be allowed their half pay for subsistence as the Regiments in England. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 94.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, the 25th inst., granting leave to the Friends' Adventure, Cyprian Southack master, 12 men, the Happy Jane, Tho. Gleaue master, 12 men, and the Eagle, Elisha Bennet master, 20 men, to proceed on their voyages to New England and New York, the ships and men belonging to and being inhabitants of those places. The masters are to give security that they will not take on board any mariners of their Majesties' English or Irish subjects.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed accompts [missing] of John Price, esq., late Receiver General of the Revenue of Ireland, “together with several reports made to us concerning the same.” Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 383.
Jan. 31. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the yearly sum of 4,000l. as follows to the Duke of Schonburg, late Master General of the Ordnance and Capt. General of the Land Forces, deceased. In consideration of his great services “in the hazardous attempts which we had made into this kingdom for redeeming the same from popery and arbitrary power,” and of his great losses by the confiscation of his lands and possessions in France and the destruction of his castles, lands etc. in the Palatinate of the Rhine, the King did resolve to confer 100,000l. upon him to be laid out in the purchase of lands for him for life and after him for Charles his third son (since Duke of Schonberg and deceased) and his heirs male; and failing him then to Maynard, second son of said Frederick, then called Lord Maynard and now Duke of Schonberg and Leinster and his heirs male and failing him then to the right heirs of said Duke Frederick for ever: and the King signed a warrant for a great seal for the said purposes, but the same passed not by reason of Duke Frederick's departure for Ireland and his death at the Boyne, and because the necessity of our affairs would not permit the speedy payment of so considerable a sum. The King is therefore hereby pleased to allow 4,000l. a year to the said Charles, late Duke of Schonberg, as interest of the said 100,000l. and the said yearly sum has been paid to 1692, Dec. 31: since which time the said Duke Charles has been slain in our service in the battle of Morsaglia in Piedmont, and the King is resolved that said Maynard, now Duke shall have said allowance as from 1692, Dec. 31, to continue until said 100,000l. be paid him, which the King is resolved to pay “as soon as the condition of our affairs will admit thereof.” It is hereby to be paid out of the revenue of the Post Office. King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 312–15.
Jan. 31. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for loans to be received on and transferred to the 4s. Aid in accordance with the Act [5 Wm. and Mary, c. 1] therefor, viz. 118,506l. 5s. 10d. lent on the Rates and Duties of Excise [4 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] and 293,692l. 17s. 10d. lent on the Review of the Poll [4 Wm. and Mary, c. 14] and 400,000l. lent after Nov. 17 last for the maintenance of the Fleet, to be hereby transferred to the 4s. Aid in accordance with the terms of said Act: and further in accordance with same loans are hereby to be taken in on the credit of said Aid to be registered thereon with such preference as is therein prescribed: with 7 per cent. interest payable quarterly. (Treasury warrant dated Feb. 5 to the Receipt accordingly hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 316–17. Money Book XII, pp. 174–5.
Same to same for a same for 550,000l. to Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Navy, as imprest for the officers and seamen of the Navy and for victuals: out of the 4s. Aid. (Money warrant dated Feb. 5 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Feb. 3.) (Money order dated Feb. 6 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 318. Money Book XII, p. 177. Order Book IV, p. 57.
Same to same for a same for 50,000l. to Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance: as imprest for the sea service of the Office of Ordnance. (Money warrant dated Feb. 5 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 6 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 318. Money Book XII, p. 177. Order Book IV, p. 57.
Jan. 31. Royal sign manual for 40l. 14s. 1d. to Sir Leonard Robinson and 105l. 1s. 5d. to Thomas Browne, without account: in consideration of good and acceptable services. (Money warrant dated Feb. 3 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 14 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 329. Money Book XII, p. 176. Order Book IV, p. 61.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Treasury Lords to appoint Receivers General for the second 4s. Aid for the respective counties, cities etc. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 330.
Money order for 12l. 10s. 0d. to William Wardour. Clerk of the Pells, for last Christmas quarter for locking up and taking care of the cash in the Exchequer. Order Book IV, p. 57.
Henry Guy to Mr. Blathwaite to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay 2,500l. to the Commissioners of Transportation for the charge of transporting 2,500 recruits from Leith to Holland for the Regiments now in Flanders. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 190.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. I have read to my Lords yours of the 29th inst. concerning the accounts of Sir Edward Seymour as late Treasurer of the Navy. Please attend my Lords on Monday week concerning the method you propose for passing those accounts. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial of the respited officers of the late Col. Beveridge's Regiment, praying that the 459l. 19s. 2d. respited upon them may be paid. Ibid, p. 191.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Hodgson and Robert Lawson of Lancaster and Henry Inman of Cockermouth, merchants, showing that they are indebted 1,900l. for Customs for the years 1687–9, but that 2,300l. is due to them for victualling four Transport ships for the service of Ireland: therefore praying that same may be allowed against said debt, or that all proceedings may be stopped till said transport debt comes to be paid or that they may have sufficient time to procure money to pay. Reference Book VII, p. 25.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, for a patent to pass the great seal of Ireland for a grant to Henry, Earl of Drogheda, of the house called the Blew Boares Head in Deer Street in Drogheda opposite to the Quay of Drogheda on the other side of the river, wherein Ignatius Pippard lately dwelled and the 16 acres of land lying near the bog of Beamore in the Liberties of the said town of Drogheda: on the said Earl giving bond in 800l. not to execute the statute staple against said Pippard unless he, the said Earl, be evicted from the premises: all by reason that on 29 Jan., 1678–9, the said Earl by the name of Henry Hamilton, alias Moore, of Tully, co. Kildare, esq., lent 300l. to Ignatius Pippard of Drogheda, merchant, and Christopher Pippard of the same, his son, on which they paid the interest till 1686, but being Roman Catholics and that party then in great power in Ireland, neglected afterwards the paying any interest and the said Ignatius is now dead and the said Christopher, a merchant, has in the troublesome times removed all his effects into France, where he now remains in open rebellion against the King of England, and both he and his father are outlawed for treason; whereupon said Earl possessed himself of the above premises and of two other small tenements in the Bull Ring in Drogheda, inhabited by Gregory Ward and—Byrne, a baker: all which facts are confirmed by the report of Sir Richard Levinge, Solicitor General of Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, pp. 383–5.