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February 1694, 11-20

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'Entry Book: February 1694, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 487-506. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82127 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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February 1694, 11–20

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Feb. 11. Henry Guy to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Samuel Hill and others concerning a debt of about 500l. due to them for clothing Sir James Leslie's Regiment of Foot. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 195.
Feb. 12. Money warrant for 273l. to John Robinson, gent., who is residing for their Majesties' service in the Court of Sweden: being for nine months 1692–3, Feb. 10, to 1693, Nov. 10, on his ordinary of 20s. a day. (Money order dated Feb. 14 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 179. Order Book IV, p. 60.
Same for 159l. 8s. 8d. to same for two bills of extraordinaries in his said service, 1692–3, Feb. 12, to 1693, Aug. 12: as allowed by Secretary Sir J. Trenchard. (Money order dated Feb. 14 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 179. Order Book IV, p. 60.
Appending: said bill:
(1) From 1692–3, Feb. 12, to 1693, May 12. l. s. d.
fees at the Treasury and Exchequer on 147l. 2s. 0d. 13 2 0
postage at Stockholm (432 copper dollars at 24 per £ sterling) 18 0 0
ditto to Hamburg, 390 copper dollars 16 10 0
charges of an illumination and entertainment at the Jubilee, 240 copper dollars 10 0 0
extraordinary entertainments, 240 copper dollars 10 0 0
procuring of several papers, 120 copper dollars 5 0 0
£72 12 0
(2) From 1693, May 12 to Aug. 12.
fees at the Treasury and Exchequer for receipt of
postage of letters at Stockholm: 416 copper dollars 17 6 8
ditto at Hamburg: 456 copper dollars 19 0 0
extraordinary entertainments: 300 copper dollars 12 10 0
paper etc.: 72 copper dollars 3 0 0
mourning for the Queen of Sweden: 840 copper dollars 35 0 0
£86 18 8
Feb. 12. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 9,031l. 1s. 0d. to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby; to be for four months' full pay to the officers of the Regiments as follows: to be issued out of the contributions completing the 1,000,000l. granted 1692, [by 4 Wm. and Mary, c. 3]: viz. 1,675l. 9s. 4d. to Col. Wynn's Regiment of Dragoons; and 1,471l. 2s. 4d. each to the Regiments of Col. Stewart, Sir Hen. Belasyse, Col. Row, Col. Coote, Col. Mitchelbourn. Disposition Book XII, p. 29.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 95–6. Money Book XII, p. 180.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, Feb. 8 inst. The King having this day ordered the Admiralty Lords to raise 8,000 men for the Fleet, and considering the desirability in order to the expedition of this service that the Vice-Admiralty be supplied with funds by the Customs officers of the nearest ports for the cost and charges of their several quotas, and it being advised that an imprest of 10s. per man be advanced in view of the uncertainty of what the full charges of so many men may amount to, does hereby order that the said Customs officers of next adjoining ports do pay sums as follows, viz.: l.
to Geo. Courtney, who is to raise 1,300 men in Devon 650
to Hen. Trelawney for 250 men in South Cornwall 125
to Sir Jo[h]n Molesworth for 100 men in North Cornwall 50
to Sir Jo[h]n Guise for 200 men in co. Gloucester 100
to Sir Edw. Philips, bart, for 500 men in Bristol 250
to the Earl of Carbery for 300 men in South Wales 150
to Sir William Williams, bart., for 200 men in North Wales 100
to the Marquess of Winchester for 500 men in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight 250
to the Earl of Scarborough for 800 men in Northumberland, Durham and Newcastle 400
to Sir Jo[h]n Lowther of Whitehaven, bart., for 200 men in Cumberland and Westmorland 100
to Sir Edwd. Philips, bart., for 200 men in co. Somerset 100
to the Earl of Shaftesbury for 500 men in co. Dorset 250
to Sir Jo[h]n Pelham, bart., for 300 men in co. Sussex 150
to Isaac Rebow, esq., for 300 men in co. Essex 150
to Visct. Sidney for 200 men in co. Kent. 100
to the Lord Warden for 300 men in the Cinque Ports 150
to Sir Robt. Rich, kt. and bart., for 500 men in co. Suffolk 250
to Sir Hen. Hobart, bart., for 500 men in co. Norfolk and city of Norwich 250
to Visct. Castleton for 150 men in co. Lincoln 75
to Visct. Irvine for 500 men in the three Ridings of co. Yorks 250
to the Earl of Macclesfield for 300 men in cos. Lanes, and Chester 150
£4,050
Payment of these sums is hereby to be forthwith ordered by the Treasury Lords and any further supplies which the Admiralty Lords may similarly demand for this service. The Vice-Admiralty are to be accomptable to the Navy Board for all such sums.
Further, the King has already directed the Lords Lieutenant and Custodes Rotulorum of the inland counties to imprest all seamen and watermen within the same and to deliver them to the Vice-Admiralty or their deputies and to allow 12d. to each man for imprest money and 6d. a day to maintain them till a sufficient number be gotten together, and thereafter 8d. a day each when they are marching to the place of embarcation. The Treasury Lords are hereby ordered to direct the Excise officers within their counties to pay to the Lords Lieutenants and Custodes Rotulorum as follows such sums as they shall demand for this service from time to time.
Further, the Customs officers of the outports are hereby to be required to make exact lists of all seamen and seafaring men of the respective ports and to send said lists to the Admiralty Lords and to inspect the imprested seamen sent to each port [by the Lords Lieutenant of the inland counties to see] whether they are of healthy, able bodies and fit to be put on board the fleet: and further to take care that there be no abuse or collusion in discharging the men fit to go to sea and in case of such abuse to give timely notice thereof to the Admiralty Lords.
List of the Lords Lieutenants and Custodes Rotulorum of the Inland Counties.
cos. Beds, Cambridge and Middlesex: William, Earl of Bedford, Lord Lieutenant; Paulet, Earl of Bolingbroke, Edward Russell, esq., and William, Earl of Bedford, respectively Custodes Rotulorum.
cos. Berks and Surrey: Henry, Duke of Norfolk, Lord Lieutenant; the same Duke and Geo., Earl of Berkeley, respectively Custodes Rotulorum.
co. Bucks: John, Earl of Bridgewater, Lord Lieutenant; Thomas Wharton, esq., Custos Rotulorum.
cos. Derby and Notts: William, Earl of Devonshire, Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum.
co. Hereford:
co. Monmouth:
co. Herts: Algernon. Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum.
co. Huntingdon: Charles, Earl of Manchester, Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum.
co. Leicester: Jo[h]n, Earl of Rutland, Lord Lieutenant; Thomas, Earl of Stamford, Custos Rotulorum.
co. Northants: Charles, Earl of Monmouth, Lord Lieutenant; Christopher, Visct. Hatton, Custos Rotulorum.
co. Oxford: James, Earl of Abingdon, Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum.
co. Rutland: Bennet, Lord Sherrard, Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum.
co. Salop: Francis, Visct. Newport, Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum.
co. Stafford: William, Lord Paget, Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum.
co. Warwick: George, Earl of Northampton, Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum.
co. Wilts: Thomas, Earl of Pembroke, Lord Lieutenant; Thomas, Visct. Weymouth, Custos Rotulorum.
co. Worcester: Charles, Earl of Shrewsbury, Lord Lieutenant; Thomas, Lord Coventry, Custos Rotulorum.
(Treasury warrant dated Feb. 13 hereon accordingly to the Excise Commissioners to order the Collectors of Excise to make such payments to the above respective Lords Lieutenants and Custodes Rotulorum. The said officers are to take bills from the said Lords Lieutenants etc. on the Treasurer of the Navy for sums so paid, which bills are to be payable to the Excise Commissioners to make good the said Collectors' accounts.)
Feb. 13. Royal warrant for the following issues: out of any unappropriated moneys, viz.: l. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 350. Money Book XII, p. 184. Order Book IV, p. 65.
to John Bludworth, gent., for the use of Monsieur Schweinfurt, late secretary to Sir William Dutton Colt, deceased, Envoy Extraordinary to the Princes of Brunswick and Luneburgh: being allowed him by the King for his trouble and charge in the service after the death of said Colt 100
to Eliz. Disney as royal bounty and in consideration of her quitting all pretensions to a pension of 20l. per an., “which we have for some time been graciously pleased to allow her” or to any arrears of same 65
to Margt. Morrison, widow, as royal bounty 20
£185
(Money warrant dated Feb. 16 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 22 hereon.)
Treasury allowance of the bill, detailed, of John Knight, Customs Cashier, of demands for charges in passing his Customs account for the year ended 1693, Sept. 29. for loss of money, porterage, expense of receiving bills of exchange, and the charge of collecting the three new impositions (total, 1,029l. 19s. 4d.). Money Book XII, p. 181.
Feb. 13. Money warrant for 30l. to Samuel Powell, esq., one of the Serjeants at Arms attending the House of Commons, to be by him paid to the doorkeepers and messengers of the House of Commons for their attendance the last Sessions of Parliament. (Money order dated Feb. 15 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 182. Order Book IV, p. 61.
Same for 72l. 13s. 0d. to William Whitebread for his extraordinary charges in his receipt as Receiver General of the first 4s. Aid in co. Beds. (Money order dated Feb. 14 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 170. Order Book IV, p. 60.
Same for 45l. to Samuell Pacy for the like as same of the Quarterly Poll for co. Suffolk. (Money order dated March 26 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 170. Order Book IV, p. 72.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the moneys, in the Exchequer, of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XII, p. 27.
to Mr. Welbeck, stable keeper at Reading 9 2 6
to Serjt. Ryley 50 3 9
to Mr. Bertie for Mris. Cock 20 0 0
to Mris. Morrison [as royal] bounty: to have the benefit of the order as to fees 20 0 0
to Mr. Cressett, Envoy at Brunswick etc. 500 0 0
to Mr. Schweinfurt, late Sir William Colt's secretary 100 0 0
to Mr. Robinson, Resident in Sweden 432 8 8
£1,131 14 11
Same to same to particularly reserve all sums henceforth which shall be paid into the Exchequer for their Majesties' part of the seizures of uncustomed or prohibited goods, and to put same in a distinct head in the [weekly] certificates [of cash etc. in the Receipt] from time to time and not in conjunction with any other branch or casualty of their Majesties' service; and not to be disposed of but by the Treasury Lords' directions. Ibid, p. 29.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The King has been pleased to settle to a particular use the money which shall arise from the seizures of forfeited goods. You are therefore to cause all such prosecutions to be duly pursued and to order the Solicitor of the Customs “to send an account still to me” of what money is ready to be so paid into the Exchequer two days before he pays it in. specifying the sum he so pays in and on what seizures it arises. Likewise you are to forthwith pay into the Exchequer the several sums on the [head of] seizures mentioned in your report of Jan. 26 last. Your solicitor is to give me notice as above before he pays it in. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 195.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] from the Navy Commissioners of money received and paid by the Navy Treasurer between Dec. 22 and 31 last. Ibid.
Feb. 13. Henry Guy to the Duke of Bolton. In a letter of Jan. 22 last the Navy Commissioners represent that the Navy Commissioner at Portsmouth informs there will be required 600 more trees next year and 200 loads of knees and standards out of New Forest for the service of the Navy. It is the King's pleasure that this be done and the Treasury Lords intend to issue their warrant for the felling of same before the [coming] summer be over. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 196.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lieut. Col. Chantrell, Capt. in the Coldstream Regiment of Guards, concerning a respite on his pay. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. Send my Lords a copy of so much of the Register, kept in your Office for bills in course, as remains at present unsatisfied. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Before my Lords sign the warrant for the remove of Nathaniell Franklyn from Deal to Milford Haven they desire to be informed as to the former complaints made to them against him. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the working trades belonging to the Army complaining against Mr. Faulconer for buying boots etc., for the Army, in Holland. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 97.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the Privy Council, dated Whitehall, Jan. 29 last, to permit the John and Samuel of New England, Joseph Aldridge master, 130 tons, 12 men, to sail to New England, notwithstanding the embargo, both ship and men belonging wholly to New England.
Treasury reference to Monsieur Vander Esch of the petition of Col. Edward Lloyd on behalf of himself and the officers of his Regiment, shewing that 540l. is due to them for levy money etc. for recruiting their Regiment when in Flanders, and praying my Lords' order to said Vander Esch to pay same. Reference Book VII, p. 30.
The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Commissioners. Ireland. By the Queen's sign manual of June 9 last supra, pp. 234–5, several allowances were directed to be made to Robert Boardman of Dublin, merchant. He represented that notwithstanding same you had issued new process against him and taken his goods and plate in execution, to the utter ruin of his reputation and credit; whereupon we wrote you Sept. 21 last, ut supra, p. 342. We have considered your reply of Oct. 21 thereto and are of opinion that he ought to receive the full benefit of the Queen's favour as above. You are to comply with the said sign manual. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 387.
Same to the Lords Justices, enclosing a petition of Thomas Keightley for a custodiam of the forfeited estates as follows in recompence of alleged losses in Ireland. Please report a value of the premises and your opinion. Ibid, pp. 387–8.
Appending: (a) note of said Keightley's petition, shewing that at the beginning of the late war in Ireland he was possessed of a pension of 400l. per an. granted by Charles II for life, and profits of, 300l. per an. from the Vice Treasurer's place and from the rents he enjoyed out of the Duke of York's estate.
(b) said schedule of forfeited lands of which he prays a custodiam, being not yet granted to any person.
Forfeited by Chr. Cheevers: Caruaghtown and Ballinkinmy, being 549 acres in the town and liberties of Droghead; Carrickshannagh, being 83 in Ferrard barony, co. Lowth; Begsrue and Lisnaboy, being 112 acres in Slane barony, co. Meath; Kennetstown, 103 acres, and Rogerstown, 300 acres in Duleek barony: all to the annual value of 242l.
Forfeited by Col. Cha. Moore: Ballina, 306 acres; Cadamstown, 571 acres; Martinstown, 307 acres, and Thomastown, 324 acres, all in Carbury barony, co. Kildare, and of the annual value of 100l.
Forfeited by Col. Sarsfeild: Turnings, 471 acres; Clownings, 140 acres, being together of the annual value of 200l.: Ballinegapoge, 268 acres, and Heppoge, 295 acres, both in Clare barony, and together of the value of 100l. per an.
Forfeited by Nicho. Darcy. Plattin, 712 acres and Calestown, 106 acres, both in Duleek barony, co. Meath, and together of the value of 110l. per an.: Rattin, 248 acres; Clonfadd, 722 acres; Ballylighter, 191 acres; Ballyoughter, 624 acres, all in Ferbill barony, co. Westmeath: and Pace of Kilbride in Fertullagh barony, 322 acres: the whole being of the value of 100l. per an.
Forfeited by Laur. Eustace: Ballybogg, 397 acres, in Carbury barony, co. Kildare, of the value of 60l. per an.
Forfeited by—Barnwall: Ardstown, 579 acres, in Duleek barony, co. Meath, of the value of 80l. per an.
Forfeited by Capt. Talbott: Fassaro, 233 acres, and part of Rathdown, 76 acres, both in Rathdown barony, co. Wicklow, and together of the value of 60l. per an.
Forfeited by Capt. Nich. Dardis and William Dardis: Gigginstown, 399 acres, and Rickardstown, 335 acres, both in Delvin barony, co. Westmeath, and together of the value of 70l. per an.
Forfeited by Adam Crump: Drinidally, 234 acres, in Moyfenrath barony, co. Meath, and of the value of 50l. per an.
(total annual value, 1,132l.)
Feb. 13. The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices. By a royal letter of Aug. 18 last you were directed to grant to James Tisdale, esq., a custodiam for seven years from 1693, Lady day, of lands as in a schedule thereto supra, p. 315. These directions have not yet been complied with. You are to forthwith pass same unless you have material objections, which please signify to us. Meanwhile please order the Commissioners for Forfeitures to forbear letting the said estates to any other person. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 391.
Feb. 13. Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Gilham Hills that no grant pass relating to the share of Henry Hills in their Majesties' Printing Office till notice be given to said Gilham Hills, administrator to said Henry: notice to be given to him at the said Printing Office in Blackfryers. Caveat Book, p. 35.
Feb. 14. Royal warrant to Charles Fox and Lord Conningsby to pay 233l. to Visct. Galway to meet two items in the stated accounts of his Regiment of Horse for [the time of] their service in Ireland, viz. 230l. 10s. 0d. charged upon said Regiment from the Office of Ordnance for 266 carabines which were returned back to said Office, as is certified by Richard Orpin, clerk to the Comptroller of said Office: and 2l. 10s. 0d. for hand bills delivered to his Aide de Camp, which he [said Visct.] certifies were not for the use of said Regiment, but were delivered over to detachments of several other Regiments. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 347.
Same to same to pay 726l. 17s. 6d. to said Visct Galway, being 500l. for the levy money of 50 privates added to his said Regiment, for which no levy money was allowed: and 226l. 17s. 6d. for the respited pay of several officers of said Regiment, which pay would have been allowed had the certificate of Col. Casaubon been returned in time to permit of their death, removal or advancement being mentioned on the muster rolls. Ibid.
Same to same to pay said Visct. Galway 15,454l. 18s. 4d. for the pay of the Reformed French officers incorporated in his Regiment, viz. 304l. 16s. 0d. for two Majors; 4,909l. 13s. 9d. for 33 Captains; 6,312l. 16s. 3d. for 60 Lieutenants and 3,927l. 12s. 4d. for 46 cornets: there being regular musters taken of the said officers, but the vacancies of such as died or were advanced were supplied by commissions to others not named on the establishment for said Reformed officers, but said Visct, has furnished a list expressing the times of such advancement or death and by whom succeeded and when: the computation of which list is certified by Charles Fox. Ibid, p. 348.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a lease to Barbara, Visctess. Fitzharding, wife to John, Visct. Fitzhardinge (in consideration of a fine of 1,000l.), of the fourth part of the lordship and barony of Kendal, co. Westmorland, for 99 years, in reversion of the death of Katherine, Queen Dowager, concurrent with such term therein as is or shall be granted by said Queen Dowager: at the rent of 10s. to the Crown, from the commencement of this herein lease. Ibid, p. 349–50.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for passing in the following form the accounts of Henry de Nassau, Seigneur de Auverquere, Master of the Horse, as stated by Brooke Bridges, Auditor of Imprests and Foreign Accounts, viz.: (1) for buying of horses between 1690, Nov. 1, and 1692–3, Mar. 22: the said Auverquere is therein charged with 4,500l. money received for same: and he craves allowances, for horses bought, of 929l. 0s. 6d. and 2,365l. 15s. 1d.; and for 44 horses (mostly for the coach) bought in Holland, 695l. 0s. 6d.; and 164l. 8s. 4d. for expenses of persons sent into the country and for charges of feeding and bringing up; and 133l. 12s. 0d. for Exchequer fees on the receipt of 7,238l. 6s. 0d. (whereof 2,788l. 6s. 0d. was without account); and 100l. for expenses of passing his said account: the total discharge being thus 4,387l. 16s. 5d., leaving him indebted 112l. 3s. 7d. Ibid, pp. 351–4.
(2) Account of the extraordinary expense of the Stables, 1688, Christmas, to 1692, Christmas: total charge, 10,000l.; discharge, 4,516l. 3s. 0d. for the materials, making, painting and gilding the King's coaches, chairs, chariots etc. with their harness; 750l. 16s. 0d. to the coachmen and grooms for their yearly allowances for candles, brooms and other necessaries, for swords and belts of such of them as attended the King into Ireland and for wages and coats to several helpers in the Stables; 326l. 2s. 0d. for saddles, bridles and other furniture for the horses presented to the Elector of Brandenburgh, Prince Waldeck and others and for the charges of sending them; 1,427l. 4s. 0d. for the hackney coachmen who attended the King in several journeys to and from Ireland and Holland in 1690 and 1691; 117l. for repairs at the Stables at the Mews [at Charing Cross] and Hedge Lane; 104l. 2s. 2d. for the charges of a trial at law between the Master of the Horse and the Master of the Wardrobe about providing of liveries; 65l. to Sir Henry Hubbard for stationary wares and sundry incidents; 60l. for New Year's gifts to the clerks of the Treasury and doorkeeper for two years; 53l. 10s. 6d. for incidents and customary New Year's gifts; 150l. to Mr. Vanvliet for three years at 50l. per an. for keeping this account to 1692–3, Jan. 1; 30l. more for coach hire, lodging money and incidents; 5l. 17s. 0d. for interest on 1,000l. taken up to pay bills of exchange before the money could be received; 26l. for loss by receiving money by content and by false money; 126l. 5s. 0d. for the charges of a privy seal for 10,000l.; 50l. for the charges of passing this account; making in all 7,807l. 19s. 0d., thus leaving him indebted 2,192l. 0s. 4d.
(3) An account of the extraordinary expense of the Stables and Equipage in Holland, the Camp etc. between 1691, Oct. 1, and 1692, Dec. 31. Total charge, 14,000l., received on two privy seals: discharge, 3,343l. 2s. Id. for horse meat for the King's coach and saddle horses and mules at the King's several stables in Holland and Flanders, upon the roads and in the Camp; 4,446l. 5s. 8d. for hire for 58 waggons to attend the King in the Camp 1692, May 1, to Sept. 26, and for waggoners' coats; 2,128l. 17s. 0d. for 28 mules and for sumpter cloths for same embroidered upon cloth and for coats, hats and stockins for the mulieteers; 535l. 11s. 6d. for wages and board wages for the mulieteers 1692, May 1, to Dec. 31; 216l. for wages, board wages and liveries to two extraordinary grooms, they mounting themselves at 54l. per an. each for the years 1691 and 1692; 24l. 1s. 4d. for 12 helpers' coats belonging to the King's stables at Brussels, Loe, the Hague etc.; 810l. 19s. 2d. for wages to the helpers belonging to the several stables in Holland and Flanders between 1691, Oct. 6, and 1692, Dec. 31: 272l. 13s. 9d. to several coach and harness makers, waggon makers, smiths, wheelwrights etc. attending the King during the time of this account; 362l. 5s. 11d. to several saddlers and bitmakers for making and repairing saddles, bridles, sumpter cloths etc.; 263l. to Andrew Snapes for shoeing and medicining the supernumerary horses (above the established number) belonging to the King and his servants for the year 1692; 314l. 6s. 9d. for the hire of several coach and saddle horses and other expenses “to attend us in our several journeys to Loe, Rotterdam etc.”; 579l. 5s. 0d. to the hackney coachmen who attended the King in his journeys to and from Holland in 1692; 377l. 3s. 6d. for several petty emptions and casual disbursements relating to the Stables within the time of this account; 16l. 13s. 8d. for the hire of a galliot to bring the King's horses from Holland to England and for horse meat and other necessaries on board; 15l. to John Willett for his travelling charges from Holland to England and back again; 109l. 10s. 0d. for diet to Mr. Van Uliett and Mr. Willett, the accomptant's agents in this account, from 1691–2, Jan. 1, to 1692, Dec. 31; 188l. 15l. 10d. for the charges of the two privy seals for said 14,000l. and for Exchequer fees upon receiving the money; 200l. to Mr. Willett for his own and his clerk's pains in keeping this account; 15l. for postage of letters for the year 1692; 60l. more for stationary wares and for writing the accounts and several contracts; 50l. for the charge of passing the account; making in all 14,428l. 10l. 4d., thus leaving him in surplusage 428l. 10s. 4d.
The King being well satisfied of the truth of these accounts, directs plenary allowance to be made of the items as above, although such formal warrants, receipts or other vouchers as are required by the strict rules and course of the Exchequer were not obtained or cannot be produced for the same, or for some of them.
Feb. 14. Treasury warrant to Ralph Gray, Auditor of Wales, to allow in the account for two years to 1688, Sept. 29, of Godfrey Harcourt, esq., as Receiver General of Crown Revenues in the six counties of North Wales, 110l. 6s. 11d. for two years of the several rents as in an appended schedule [missing], to the amount of 55l. 3s.d. per an., in regard the same prove illeviable and no part thereof hath been paid to him or for him: and further to allow to him in his said account the 12l. 2s.d. due to him from their Majesties as Receiver of Crown Revenues for the County Palatine of Chester: both the said allowances are to go to discharge the ipsums set upon him in his said account for North Wales. Money Book XII, p. 175.
Money warrant for 20l. to Robert Bertie for half a year to 1693, June 24. on the annuity for the life of Mris. Mary Cock. Ibid, p. 182.
Feb. 14. Money warrant for 50l. 3s.d. to Philip Ryley for half a year to 1693, June 24, on his fee and board wages as a Serjeant at Arms. Money Book XII, p. 182.
Same for 130l. to John Darbie, Receiver General of the first and second Twelve Months' Aid and Quarterly Poll for co. Dorset: for his industry in procuring punctual payments and for his extraordinary expenses in bringing [to London] great part of his moneys under strong guard. (Money order dated Feb. 22 hereon.) Ibid, p. 182. Order Book IV, p. 63.
Same for 343l. 2s. 6d. to Thomas Felton and the executors of William Chiffinch for last Christmas quarter on their fees as Master of the Hawks: to be satisfied out of First Fruits and Tenths. Money Book XII, p. 183.
Same for 9l. 2s. 6d. to Richard Welbeck for three quarters to Christmas last on his fee as Stable keeper at Reading. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to pay the arrears to Christmas last on the 500l. per an. to Sir Algernon May; and dormant warrant to same to pay the annuities of 250l. each to said May and William Petit from Christmas last all as by the great seal of the 5th inst. ut supra, p. 448. Ibid, pp. 183–4.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to employ James Whitwood as collector of Deal port loco James Waring. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 92.
Treasury reference to Mr. Hall [as Second Secondary in the King's Remembrancer's Office] of the petition of Visct. Fitzhardinge, offering sureties, detailed, to a total of 7,000l. for his office of one of the four Tellers of the Receipt of the Exchequer. Reference Book VII, p. 30.
Same to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of Seymour Tredenham and Dame Margaret Tufton, his wife, shewing that in right of his wife he is entitled to certain messuages, lands and tenements in Chatham now employed by the Victualling Commissioners, for which no rent has been paid since 1692, Michaelmas: therefore praying that he may receive rent proportionable to the value or that he may have liberty to dispose thereof to the best advantage. Ibid, p. 31.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular and ratal of a building adjoining the Duchy House in order to a lease thereof to Sir Robert Davers, kt., for 29 years in reversion of the term as follows: at 10s. per an. rent and fine of 500l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 266–7.
Prefixing: report by S. Travers, the said Surveyor General, on said Davers' petition for same. By a great seal of 1664–5, Mar. 16, Charles II granted to Sir Thomas Bond, bart., a piece of ground with the Gallery and other buildings thereon near adjoining to the Duchy House between Somerset Stable Yard and the Duchy Lane near the Strand, being 510 feet by 24 feet, for 31 years. This grant was in trust for the Earl of St. Albans and is come to petitioner by assignments. Petitioner desires a new lease of only 220 feet from Somerset Stables on the north to the Thames on the south: it is scarce 24 feet in breadth and has no yard room to it nor any passage to the lower part save, by permission, through Somerset Stable Yard, and is constantly annoyed by the dung and filth which is laid before it in order to be carried away by water; the whole building being old and weakly and inconveniently built, so that I cannot value it at above 80l. per an.
Feb. 14. The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of James Roache [Roche] representing the miserableness of his circumstances, and praying amongst other things a grant of the estate of James Everard, co. Waterford, now set at 37l. a year. Is it in the King's power to grant? Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 389.
Royal warrant dormant to same to give order from time to time to the Receiver General of Revenues, Ireland, to pay you, the Lords Justices (Henry, Lord Capell, Sir Cyril Wyche and William Dun comb), 6,593l. 6s. 8d. per an., being the usual allowance and entertainment to the Chief Governor of Ireland: to commence from 1693, July 1, the day on which you took leave of the Queen: and also so much as the fees of the licences for exporting wool shall fall short of the annual income which the same produced according to a medium of the last seven years of Charles II's reign: which is to be certified by the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland: to be payable from the same July 1 last. Ibid, pp. 389–90.
Feb. 15. Money order for 271l. 1s. 4d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries by him delivered to the officers of said Court in 1693, Michaelmas term. Order Book IV, p. 62.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XII, p. 30–31.
Out of Contributions for Annuities.
to the Earl of Ranelagh to answer bills drawn on him, for the subsistence of the Forces in Flanders, now payable and to be payable on Saturday next 18,000 0 0
to ditto for several Regiments of Horse, Foot and Dragoons in Flanders, in part of this month's subsistence ending the 2nd inst., and paid here, to enable them to provide recruit horses and to levy men 14,265 8 11
to ditto for four weeks' to Col. Cunningham's Regiment of Dragoons to enable them to march at 193l. 7s. 6d. [per week] 773 10 0
to ditto for Adjutant General Wythers on account of his pay from 1692–3, Jan. 1 200 0 0
to ditto for recruit horses to the Earl of Portland's Regiment 1,711 4 0
to ditto for same to the Earl of Oxford's Regiment 1,281 12 0
to ditto for recruit horses to Brigadier Leveson's Regiment 938 16 0
to ditto for same to Col. Coy's Regiment 887 12 0
to ditto for levy money to three Regiments of Horse 21,600 0 0
to ditto for same to two Regiments of Dragoons 8,640 0 0
to ditto for same to four Troops more 2,880 0 0
to ditto for same to three Regiments of Foot 4,680 0 0
to ditto for same to two Regiments of Scots Guards (the total of the above five items, viz. 38,120l., to be reserved till further order) 320 0 0
to ditto for contingencies 1,500 0 0
to ditto for Charles Watkins for special services relating to the Forces 500 0 0
to ditto for four weeks' subsistence to Earle's Regiment, commencing the 1st inst.: to enable them to march 820 2 4
to ditto to clear the subsistence of the Forces in London to Jan. 4 last, viz. 3,136l. 18s. 0d. for the Second Troop of Guards for 13 weeks at 241l. 6s. 0d. per week; 5,789l. 14s. 0d. to the Royal Regiment of Horse for 12 weeks at 482l. 9s. 6d. per week; 2,579l. 12s. 6d. to 12 Companies of the First Regiment of Foot Guards for nine weeks; 1,265l. 8s. 0d. to six Companies of the Coldstream Regiment for nine weeks; 5,600l. to Mr. Vander Esch for 14 weeks for the Dutch Foot Guards at 400l. per week 18,371 12 6
to Mr. Fox upon account of contingent charges for bringing six Regiments from Ireland: to be issued out of general loans [loans on the Exchequer in general] 400 0 0
to ditto for the Commissioners of Transports on account of the freight payable to three Dutch ships taken up in 1692 by Admiral Bastiaens for bringing over Selwin's, Lloyd's and Beveridge's Regiments of Foot: hereof 325l. 2s. 9d. to be issued out of general loans; 112l. 7s. 10d. out of the 21d. per barrel; 1,233l. 16s. 5d. out of Contributions for Annuities 1,671 7 0
to ditto to answer Sir Jos. Hern's bill of exchange payable to Baldarick Odonnell in Spain and to be placed on account of the said Odonnell's pension: to be issues out of contributions 200 0 0
to ditto for the innkeepers of Manchester to discharge the quarters of Col. Byerley's Regiment: to be issued out of Contributions 186 10 3
Out of loans on the Second 4s. Aid.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers 10,000 0 0
to ditto for wages to seamen 15,000 0 0
Total (exclusive of items 3–7 on p. 499). £86,707 15 0
Feb. 15. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 478l. 1s. 0d. to the Treasurer of the Navy on the order in his name payable out of loans on the second 4s. Aid: to satisfy bills as follows drawn on him for naval services in the West Indies, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XII, p. 31.
1st July, 1693, per Col. Codrington, payable to Thomas Foster for hire of the Neptune pink from 1692–3, March 24, to 1693, May 12, against Martinique 136 10 0
8th July, 1693, per ditto: payable to Capt. White for hire of the Francis and Mary brigantine from 1692–3, March 21, to 1693, May 4, against Martinique 88 19 0
8th July, 1693, per ditto: payable to Capt. Philip Rain for hire of the ship Swift from 1692–3, March 8, to 1693, May 5, on the like service 131 2 0
8th July, 1693, per ditto: payable to Capt. Thomas Brittaine for hire of the ship Arabella from 1692–3, March 1, to 1693, May 8, on the same service 121 10 0
£478 1 0
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The warrant for felling 600 trees and 200 loads of knees and standards in New Forest for the Navy is ready for you when you send for it. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 196.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay the following Colonels on account of four months' full pay for the officers of their respective Regiments, viz. 1,675l. 9s. 4d. to Col. James Wynn and 1,471l. 2s. 4d. to Brigadier William Stewart, Sir Henry Bellasyse, Col. Henry Rowe, Col. Richard Coote and Col. John Michelbourne (total, 9,031l. 1s. 0d.): (cancelled by the letter of Feb. 27 infra, p. 513). (The Treasury Lords, dated Feb. 16, to the Lords Justices, Ireland. For the more immediate despatch of the service this money is to be advanced by the Paymaster of the Forces, England, and is intended to be repaid by your “order in Ireland, to furnish the levy money for the Regiments that are to be raised” in Ireland.) Ibid, p. 197. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 391.
Same to the Navy Treasurer to forthwith pay back into the Exchequer so much of the 1,550l. (lately directed to you for paying for the Margaret and Jolly prize ships fitting for fire ships at Plymouth) as was to be paid to the Commissioners of Prizes for the said ship Margaret, with her rigging, furniture, guns etc. This is in pursuance of an order of the King in Council of the 8th inst. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 197,
Feb. 15. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Walter Whitfeild et al., shewing that they had a grant of the tenth part of prizes taken by the East India Company from the Mogul and his subjects; and that in the prosecution of that affair they spent 3,000l. which would have been paid [back to them] if the said Company had not been compounded with: therefore praying a grant [in lieu thereof] of several dead debts due from collectors of Customs. Reference Book VII, p. 31.
Treasury warrant to the Barons of the Exchequer to swear John, Visct. Fitzhardinge, into office as one of the four Tellers of the Receipt. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 267.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on (a) infra, which “we have received from the King.” Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 390.
Appending: (a) note of the petition of Elizabeth, Countess Dowager of Clancarty, on behalf of herself and daughters, setting forth that the Lords Justices refuse to pass her patent in regard the reports etc. were made before they [the said Lords] came to the Government [of Ireland]; therefore praying the King's order to them to pass same in view of the desolate condition of her daughters.
Feb. 16. Money order for 40l. to John Lowe and Peter Le Neve gent., Deputy Chamberlains of the Receipt, for 1693, Michaelmas and Hilary terms, on their additional allowance for ordering and sorting records, foreign and domestic, in the Treasury [of the Receipt] at Westminster. Order Book IV, p. 61.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 5,816l. 15s. 8d. to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on any unsatisfied orders in their name for the Forces [in Ireland]: to be issued out of the moneys in the Exchequer arisen by Contributions for Annuities: and is intended for the Commissioners of Transports, to be by them applied towards discharging the 13,816l. 15s. 8d. which by their estimate of the 15th inst. will be due for freight and provisions upon the transporting of several horses from this river [Thames] to Ostend and of five Regiments of Foot and one of Dragoons from Ireland to England. Disposition Book XII, p. 32.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. There was lately issued to you 4,893l. 18s. 0d. supra, p. 475, to satisfy so much as should appear to be due to Sir Joseph Herne and Sir Stephen Evance for loss by exchange (occasioned by not receiving the money they advanced for subsisting the Army in Flanders at the respective times agreed upon) when their account should be adjusted. My Lords now desire you to pay them 4,087l. 17s. 10d., which appears as so due to them by the report of Mr. Lowndes, who was directed to state their demands; same being 3,955l. 13s. 9d. for the said loss by exchange and 132l. 4s. 1d. for interest on 2,451l. 16s. 9d. lost upon 196,147 guineas at 3d. each, which they received between 1692, Sept. 10, and 1692–3, Jan. 28. Ibid.
Feb. 16. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Mr. George Curtis, on his payment of Customs, the stays and combs seized at Harwich, which are now in the Customs warehouse, London. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 197.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to pay into the Exchequer this week or next 875l. of the moneys of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise: to satisfy a quarter's salary to the Commissioners of Public Accounts. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt. Secretary Trenchard has this day written to my Lords about despatching the King's quota for the Elector of Saxony. My Lords desire you to inform Secretary Trenchard that they have already adjusted that matter. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Henry Esday, junr., for leave to surrender his place as a King's waiter, London port, to Thomas Hardwick. Reference Book VII, p. 31.
Same to Mr. Aaron Smith of the petition of Thomas Doyley, shewing that he has been at great expense in guarding [en route] the moneys received by him in co. Oxford; that one Bew, a highwayman, lately condemned, procured a pardon, giving 200l. security to transport himself in 14 days, which he has not done, but has committed several robberies and hath wounded a collector in Oxfordshire; therefore praying a grant of the [said] recognizance [now] in the [hands of the] Clerk of the Assize for co. Oxford. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports of the petition of Jos. Jackson, merchant, shewing that his ship Hope, Nath, Pryer master, was pressed for transporting soldiers to Brest from Ireland and was cast away, being worth 306l., and the hire, according to agreement, was 109l. 6s. 0d.: therefore praying payment of the whole 415l. 6s. 0d. Ibid.
Feb. 17. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt. I have read to my Lords your report on Robert Campbell's petition for copies of warrants etc. relating to the 4,380l. paid to Walter Gibson ut supra, pp. 470–1. You are to let him have such copies. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 198.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland. The King has commanded Brigadier Stuart to repair to Ireland in order to the bringing over of several Regiments which are designed for Flanders and in order thereto has directed payment forthwith of two years' arrears of his pay of 30s. a day on the Irish establishment as Brigadier General. Please order payment. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 391.
Feb. 19. Money warrant for 875l. to the Commissioners of Public Accounts for a quarter's salaries to Jan. 25 last. (Money order dated Feb. 21 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 185. Order Book IV, p. 62.
Feb. 19. Treasury warrant to the Commissioners for Exchange of Prisoners of War to take into their care the maintaining and exchanging all such French prisoners as are already or shall be brought into Guernsey according to (a) infra; and to make application from time to time to the Principal Officers or Commissioners for Prizes to defray the charge thereof out of the King's fifths arisen by prizes in the said island of Guernsey. Money Book XII, p. 185–6.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, Feb. 19. On reading this day the petition of Captains John Tupper, John Stephens, John Cock, Robert Slowley and John Rolland, commanders of privateers belonging to the island of Guernsey, setting forth that since the present war [began] they have taken and re-taken many prizes from the French and brought them into Guernsey with many French prisoners, who have hitherto been maintained and exchanged at the petitioners' charge, to their great discouragement, they paying a considerable sum of money yearly for their Majesties' fifth of French prize goods; and therefore praying that the same care may be taken of the said French prisoners in Guernsey as in England: it is ordered that the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded and Exchange of Prisoners of War do take into their care the maintaining and exchanging all such French prisoners as are already or shall be brought into Guernsey according to their instructions and the method used here, and that the charge thereof be defrayed out of the said fifth of prizes.
(b) Treasury warrant hereon dated this day to the Principal Officers and Commissioners for Prizes to pay to the said Commissioners for Sick and Wounded etc. for the said purpose such sums as they shall from time to time apply to you for, out of the said fifth of prizes “not appropriated to particular uses by Act of Parliament.”
Money warrants for 100l. each to Bartholomew Fillingham, Thomas Hall, Edmund Woodruff and Phi. Ryley for half a year's salary to Christmas last as Agents for bringing in Taxes. (Money orders dated Feb. 22 hereon.) Ibid, p. 186. Order Book IV, p. 63.
Same for 101l. 3s. 9d. to William Burton, clerk to the said Agents for Taxes; whereof 30l. is for his same half year's salary, 10l. is for same time to a messenger and 61l. 3s. 9d. is for one year's incidents to the Office of Taxes to 1693–4, Jan. 1. (Money order dated Feb. 22 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 186. Order Book IV, p. 63.
Same for 253l. 15s. 9d. to Robert, Lord Lucas, Governor of the Tower, without account: in full of his demands for safe keeping of prisoners from 1692, June 24, to 1693, June 24: according to four quarterly bills signed by the Lords of the Privy Council for respectively 110l. 14s.d., 44l. 3s. 5 4/7d., 52l. 13s. 6 2/7d., 46l. 4s. 1d. (Money order dated Feb. 28 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 188. Order Book IV, p. 90.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 145l. 15s. 6d. to Sir Leonard Robinson and Thomas Browne out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. The 58l. 3s. 4d. appointed supra, p. 477, to be issued to Charles Bertie for removing of deer is now to be issued to Thomas Howard, Yeoman of the Toils, for that purpose. Disposition Book XII, p. 32.
Feb. 19. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Treasurer of the Navy, 1,040l. 7s. 7d., out of loans on the second 4s. Aid: to be applied to satisfy bills drawn on him for Naval services in the West Indies as follows, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XII, p. 33.
1693, July 7, per Col. Codrington: payable to William Johnson for hire of the ship Margarett from 1692–3, Mar. 21, to 1693, May 3, against Martinique 67 9 9
1693, Aug. 2, per Col. Kendall: payable to Edmd Schroop for hire of the sloop Dilligence for 2½ months' service in the West Indies 62 3 0
1693, July 8, per ditto: payable to Jo[h]n Dagger or owners for two months' and two days' service of the ship Six Friends in the West Indies 484 14 3
1693, July 8, per ditto: payable to Lawrence Sterman for two months' and six days' service of the ship Bourdeaux in the West-Indies 264 16 7
1693, Aug 2, per ditto: payable to Michaell Pope and Company for two months' service of the ship Benjamin in the West Indies 161 4 0
£1,040 7 7
Same to same for the like issue of 378l. 19s. 3d. for like bills as follows, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid.
1693, July 8, per Col. Codrington: payable to Arthur Wharfe for hire of the sloop Sea Flower from 1692–3, March 20 to May 2, against Martinique 52 10 0
1693, July 8, per Col. Kendall: payable to Jo[h]n Gardner for hire of the ship Richard and Michaell for 1¾ months in the West Indies 326 9 3
£378 19 3
Same to same to issue 21,600l. out of the five levy money items amounting to 38,120l. directed the 15th inst. supra, p. 499, to be reserved for the Earl of Ranelagh. The present sum is intended to be applied for levy money for three Regiments of Horse, viz. the Earl of Arran's, Earl of Macclesfield's and Col. Windsor's; being after the rate of 20l. a horse for 360 horses in each Regiment. Ibid.
Feb. 19. Henry Guy to the Duke of Bolton. In accordance with your letter of the 15th inst. my Lords have ordered Sir Robert Smith and others to be inserted in the warrant for felling trees in New Forest for the Navy. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 198.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed memorial of Brigadier Thomas Erle, praying payment of 4,216l. 17s. 10d. chequed upon his Regiment; a warrant for payment having been signed by the King and countersigned by the Treasury Lords. Are there any [others] in the like case, and what have you paid of this, and have you tallies in your hands to pay the rest? Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. You are to pay Customs for the timber imported from Ireland, referred to you in your letter of the 16th inst.: “which their Lordships told you when you attended here on Friday last.” Ibid.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account of money paid by the Treasurer of the Navy between the 7th and 14th inst. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of John, Visct. Fitzharding as a Teller of the Exchequer loco Francis Villiers, esq., deceased. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 268.
Feb. 20. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Thomas Felton of the lordships, manors, parks, chaces, towns, villages, granges, farms, rents etc. of Somersham, Pidley, Fenton, Bluntisham, Colne and Earith, with their rights and appurtenances in co. Huntingdon: formerly parcel of the possessions of the bishopric of Ely and granted by Charles II 1673, Aug. 13, to Denzill, Lord Holles, et al. for 43 years (in reversion of the 99 years' grant made by James I thereof 1619–20, Feb. 1 [to trustees for Prince Charles]) in trust for Catherine, now Queen Dowager: of which 43 years about 24 or 25 are still to come, which remainder term is now vested in Lawrence, Earl of Rochester, et al. as Trustees for said Queen Dowager, and after her as Trustees for the Crown: the present grant is to be for the said remainder of the said 43 years' term, but subject to the said Queen Dowager's interest therein. King's Warrant Book XVII, pp. 354–6.
Henry Guy to Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt, to admit John, Visct. Fitzhardinge, into office as one of the four Tellers of the Receipt. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 199.
Appending: certificate of Thomas Hall, dated Feb. 19, first Secondary in the King's Remembrancer's Office, that said Visct. has given the requisite security for his said office.
Same to Mr. Hutchinson to take care duly to pursue the directions ut supra, p. 491, relating to the prosecution and accounting for seizures of forfeited goods. Give me from time to time the account, as there directed, of the money when ready to be paid into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition of James D'Cardonnell on behalf of himself and those who served in the Marching Hospital on the late Descent; praying payment of what is due to them for that service. (The like letter of reference to Mr. Fox [of the like petition] for what is due to them for their service in the Fixed and Marching Hospital in Ireland.) Ibid, p. 200.
Feb. 20. Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 97.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, Feb. 15 inst., for leave to the ship Speedwell, 400 tons, 26 seamen, to go to the Madeiras and to return directly to London in place of the Edgar, 16 English seamen (allowed in the list of ships to go to the Madeiras by order of Sept. 28 last supra, p. 353), and the John,—Jones master, 10 men, allowed to sail to the Leeward Islands, by order of Nov. 30 last supra, p. 411.
Treasury reference to Sir John Temple of the petition of Edward Deane, esq., to the King, shewing that in June, 1672, Geo. Phillips, esq., conveyed an estate to his father, Joseph Deane, esq., to be redeemed on payment of 3,667l. 17s. 2d.; that in August, 1678, his said father, in consideration of 2,000l., the marriage portion of petitioner's wife, settled upon him a moiety of the said debt and since assigned him the remainder; that in 1671 his said father became one of the Farmers of the Revenue, Ireland, on which [farm] there is a pretence of a debt [due from the Farmers to the Crown], but William Lowndes' report allows [to the Farmers in their account] several defalcations; that the said Phillips obtained a grant of what he owed the petitioner and his father, “alleging only 2,000l. due, whereas there is above 11,000l. due” [from Phillips to petitioner and his said father]; that he [petitioner] has been a great sufferer as well as serviceable [to the Crown] in Ireland; that his Majesty has been deceived in his [said] grant whereby it is illegal and void and if upheld will be the utter ruin of petitioner and his family; therefore praying the King to release him and his father from the said debt. Reference Book VII, p. 32.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Michaell Tempest concerning the manor of Portlester in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 390.