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'Entry Book: April 1694, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 563-576. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82135 Date accessed: 01 November 2014.


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April 1694, 1–10

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
1694. April 2 Money warrant for 2,000l. to William, Earl of Portland, for one year to Christmas last on his annuity as Groom of the Stole and First Gentleman of the Bedchamber to the King. (Money order dated April 2 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 204. Order Book IV, p. 73.
Same for 1,000l. each to the Duke of Ormonde, Richard, Earl of Scarborough, Charles, Earl of Selkirk, Algernon, Earl of Essex, for one year; and 750l. to Robert, Lord Lexinton, [for three quarters] to Xmas last as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber. (Money order dated April 2 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 204. Order Book IV, p. 73.
Same for 500l. each to Thomas Windesor, Geo. Cholmondeley, Joost Van Keppell, James Stanley, Emanuell Scroop How, Hatton Compton, John Sayers and Adriaen van Borselen; for one year to same date as Grooms of the Bedchamber. (Money order dated April 2 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 204. Order Book IV, p. 73.
Same for 250l. to Sir William Killigrew for half a year to Lady day last on his pension. Money Book XII, p. 204.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill (not detailed) of the Excise Office for 1694, Lady day quarter: total, 5,392l. 8s. 0d. Ibid.
Money warrant for 2,000l to the Treasury Lords (Sidney, Lord Godolphin, Richard Hampden, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox, Sir Edward Seymour and Charles Montague) for Lady day quarter's salaries. (Money order dated April 2 hereon.) Ibid, p. 164. Order Book IV, p. 72.
? Money order for 35l. to the officers and clerks of the Tally Court for one year to Lady day last for attendance in vacation time for levying tallies etc., viz. 7l. to John Low, 7l. to Peter Le Neve [Chamberlains of the Receipt]; 5l. to John Taylour, 5l. to George Bryers, clerks and ministers of the Receipt; 6l. to Peter White, clerk to William Wardour, Clerk of the Pells; 5l. to John Packer, usher. Order Book IV, p. 74.
April 2 Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue out of seizures 470l. to Col. Deane and 200l. to Mris. Caldwell. Disposition Book XII, p. 55.
Same to same to issue as follows out of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid.
to the Cofferer of the Household 5,307 5 5
to the Master of the Robes 1,503 0 0
to the Earl of Portland and five Gentlemen of the Bedchamber and eight Grooms of the Bedchamber ut supra, p. 563, “appointed to attend his Majesty this campaign” 10,750 0 0
£17,560 5 5
Same to same to issue 9,980l. 1s. 0d. to the Keeper of the Privy Purse out of the like loans made or to be made at the Exchequer by Mr. Browne. Ibid.
Same to same to issue to the Treasury Lords for salary the 2,000l. paid into the Exchequer of the Fourth Part of the Customs. (Same to said Knight to so pay in said 2,000l.) Ibid, pp. 55, 56.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lieut. Col. Thomas Brudenell concerning some money he was to receive from the Company commanded by Capt. Sanders and now by Capt. Withers, in Col. Babington's Regiment, now the Marquis de Rada's [Regiment]. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 219.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] from the Navy Commissioners of money received and paid by the Navy Treasurer between the 8th and 14th March last. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Bridges. Bring to-morrow a copy of your state of Mr. Feilding's account “for fear least Mr. Aldworth should not come to town this night.” Ibid, p. 220.
Same to the Postmasters General. Secretary Trenchard has this day signified to my Lords the King's pleasure for discharging forthwith the advice boat which has been employed between Leghorn and Algier. Please direct same accordingly. Ibid.
Same to Visct. Sidney to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Robert Mackarrell, merchant, concerning money due to him for hire of two ships employed in carrying stores in 1690. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to restore a seizure of 1,800 pieces of calico bought at the East India sales by Jacob Gabay of London, merchant, in January and March last, and for which on March 19 last he took out a cocquet for shipping them in the Elizabeth, Gerard Lunen master, bound for Rotterdam, but on the quay they were seized for short weight by Mr. Bertie, one of the searchers, under the Act of Frauds, 14 Car. II, c. 11 (the shipment being by certificate cocquet with purpose to obtain a debenture [for drawback]), the actual shortage in one bale being accidental and amounting only to 45 pieces, on which the drawback would be only 5l. 10s. 0d. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 99–100.
April 2. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Olive as land carriageman, London port, loco Thomas Temple, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 100.
Charles How as a tidesman in fee, London port, loco Samuell Gosson, deceased.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Vincent for a grant of the arrears due by the tax laid on the New River and other water works in 1 Wm. and Mary [? c. 1 for the 2s. Aid]. Reference Book VII, p. 39
Same to the Customs Commissioners of Thomas Harfield's petition for leave to resign to Charles West his place as a King's waiter, London port. Ibid, p. 40.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Geo. Blackborne, late Receiver General of Hearthmoney for cos. Yorks, Lancs, Lincoln, Notts and Rutland. Petitioner prays that his arrear of 290l. 15s. 11d. may be remitted him in regard he took upon him, at the time of your Majesty's first arrival, by order of the Marquess of Carmarthen and others then at York, the receipt of the said revenue and in regard of his good services and great expenses in collecting the arrears after Lady day, 1690. We have referred same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney Arrears, with whose report thereon herewith [missing] we agree. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 267.
April 3. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,000l. to Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Navy, out of loans to be made by him or his cashier on credit of the second 4s. Aid: to be applied towards wear and tear by paying bills in course. Disposition Book XII p. 56.
Same to same to issue by way of advance to the Master of the Horse such sums appointed to be paid him as may exceed the orders [outstanding in his name]. The warrants [for new orders] shall be sent you for the regular discharge thereof as soon as passed Ibid.
Same to same for a certificate what sums have to this day been charged by the respective Receivers upon the contributions on the Salt Act by each Receiver particularly; “and henceforward a like certificate de die in diem of each day's particular charge with the amount of the whole paid in thereupon.” Ibid.
Same to Mr. Peter Hall. My Lords have appointed Auditor Done to hear you on the caveat which you have entered on behalf of yourself and other tradesmen against the passing of Sir William Villiers' accounts of the Stables. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 220.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to write to Mark Wildbore, collector of Carlisle port, for an accounts of all hay bought by him answerable to the moneys he recieved from Mr. Israell Fielding “and how it hath been issued.” Ibid.
April 3. Henry Guy to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Latham concerning his arrears of pay as Corporal of Horse in the Regiment late under Col. Theodore Russell. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 221.
Treasury reference to Samuell Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Thomas Beake, one of the messengers [of the Chamber] in ordinary, for a further term in some part of Sir William Pultney's estate purchased by petitioner and conveyed to Nicho. Baxter, Nicho. Hill and John Bayly, the houses being old and requiring great repairs. Reference Book VII, p. 39.
April 4. Royal sign manual for 3,758l. 15s. 0d. to Edward Sayer as royal bounty, without account. (Money warrant dated April 5 hereon.) (Money order dated April 5 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 398. Money Book XII, p. 204. Order Book IV, p. 74.
Same for 1,503l. to William de Nassau, Master of the Robes, as imprest for the service of the Office of the Robes. (Money warrant dated April 5 hereon.) (Money order dated April 6 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 399. Money Book XII, p. 204. Order Book IV, p. 75.
Same for 1,300l. to Henry Pelham, as reward for his constant care and endeavours to prevent all commerce and correspondence with France from the coast of Sussex, and particularly in securing a late great seizure of French goods (made by—Kirby, a Customs officer) from being embezzled: the present sum to be recovered out of the King's share of “the said seizures.” (Money warrant dated April 5 hereon.) (Money order dated April 6 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 399. Money Book XII, p. 204. Order Book IV, p. 79.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 3,000l. to Sir John Trenchard, kt., a Principal Secretary of State, for secret service: without account. (Money warrant dated April 17 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated April 12.) (Money order dated April 19 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 400. Money Book XII, p. 210. Order Book IV, p. 81. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 279.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster General of the Forces, to pay l.000l. to William Blathwayt, Secretary at War: he being appointed “to attend our royal person in our expedition to the Low Countries”: to be towards providing horses, carriages and other necessaries for himself and his office and for other extraordinary and incident expenses. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 400.
Same to same to pay said Blathwayt 3,000l., he having from 1691–2, March 1, been entrusted with the custody of the King's signet and having executed the office of one of the Secretaries of State in attendance on the King beyond the seas and in the Army, for which service the King is pleased to allow him 2,242l. per an., “which is equal to the salaries or other allowances of one of the Secretaries of State”: on which allowance there is due to him 3,000l. to April 1 inst. Ibid, pp. 401–2.
Royal sign manual for 40l. to John Ovington and Thomas Thompson, clerks: as royal bounty to defray the charges of their transportation as chaplains respectively to Surat in India and to Barbados. (Money warrant dated April 10 hereon.) (Money order dated April 14 hereon.) Ibid, p. 403. Money Book XII, p. 208. Disposition Book XII, p. 79.
April 4. Money warrant for 2,500l. to Henry, Seigneur Dauverquer, Master of the Horse to the King, as imprest for buying horses and geldings for the King's service for the year commencing 1693, Sept. 29. (Money order dated April 5 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 205. Order Book IV, p. 75.
Henry Guy to the Commissioners of Transports to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] concerning the ship Queen of Poland. Send your report to Kensington by six o'clock this evening. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 221.
Same to Secretary Trenchard. If any application be made to you for a royal warrant for pardoning Robert Custance, convicted for clipping at the last Assizes at Bury, please acquaint the Treasury Lords with it before presenting it to the King for signature. (The like letter to Secretary the Earl of Shrewsbury.) Ibid.
Same to Aaron Smith [Treasury Solicitor], enclosing the papers relating to the said Custance's estate. Take care that the said estate be recovered to his Majesty. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Overton [Warden of the Mint], informing him of the above letters. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Shorton as collector of Wells in Lynn Regis port loco Owen Godfrey, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 100.
Treasury order for payment of the outports salary bill of the Customs for 1694, Lady day quarter: total, 5,381l. established salaries; 568l. 5s. 0d. additional salaries: or 5,949l. 5s. 0d. in all. Ibid, p. 101.
The like of the London port salary bill for same quarter: total, 5,082l. 12s. 6d. established salaries; 121l. 5s. 0d. additional salaries: or 6,203l. 17s. 6d. in all.
Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of a lease to Richard Tregeare of two tenements in Boyton, co. Cornwall, for the lives of John Oliver, Maria his daughter and John Spry. See supra, p. 295. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 278.
Same of same of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Giles Pleydell of several lands and tenements in the parish of Cricklade St. Sampson, co. Wilts, being parcel of the lands of John Jenner, outlaw: at a rent of 40s. 10d. per an. and fine of 4l. 1s. 8d. Ibid.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, for the payment to Edward Corker of 800l. out of the arrears due to the Crown before 1692, Aug. 12, from the private estate [of the late King James] in Ireland, which was granted [in trust] to Henry Guy and others and is since conveyed to Richard Topham: as in recompence for his extraordinary services in divers matter relating to the revenue in Ireland and to the said private estate, especially in the Office of Pells in reducing into Exchequer acquittances and entering in that Office all the assignments which for several years had been drawn on collectors, and also for his skill in stating the accounts of John Price, late Receiver General of the Revenues there (whereby he saved the Crown 1,500l.), and in stating the accounts of the said private estate while under the management of Sir William Talbot, and afterwards in managing that estate under the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, whereby he brought [in] an arrear of above 8,000l. [standing] on the said Talbot. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 398.
Further, it is hereby directed that the whole arrears due from the said private estate be duly stated, collected and paid to the Receivers General, Ireland, distinct and apart from all other the King's treasure there; and distinct accounts kept thereof.
April 4. The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to report on the enclosed papers [missing] received from the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, concerning the arrears due for Excise and Wine and the [per contra] debt owing to the inhabitants there from the respective Regiments: the matter seeming to be of great consequence. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 399.
April 5. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 10,000l. to Evert Jollyvet, esq., as imprest for the extraordinaries of the Stables: to be paid over by him according to such orders as he shall receive from time to time from Henry D'Auverquer, Master of the Horse. (Money warrant dated April 14 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated April 12.) (Money order dated April 14 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 401. Money Book XII, p. 209. Order Book IV. p. 79.
Royal sign manual for 400l. to Dalby Thomas for the incident charges of the Commission to the Managers or Directors for the Million Act (the Salt Act, 5 Wm. and Mary, c. 7). (Money warrant dated April 10 hereon.) (Money order dated April 10 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 403. Money Book XII, p. 204. Order Book IV, p. 76.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise for 250l. to Sir William Dolbin's executors in repayment of the like amount lent thereon March 30 last. Money Book XII, p. 200.
Same to same for tallies on the First Fruits for 500l to Aubery, Earl of Oxford, for 1694, Lady day quarter, on his pension. Ibid, p. 205.
Money warrant for 289l. 6s. 9d. to Thomas Baker, Consul at Algiers, for a bill of extraordinaries 1692, Oct. 10, to 1693, Nov. 20, in said service. Ibid, p. 206.
Appending: said bill, dated Algier, 1693, Nov 20 and allowed by Secretary Sir John Trenchard 1693–4 march 20, “by his Majesty's special command”: l. s. d.
duties to the several officers at their festival of Bairam 35 17 6
ditto at [their festival of] Corban 35 17 6
presented to the Admiral and other Capt[ain]s with the Marine Officers, in cloth and other things 43 12 6
presented to the principal officers of: the King's house 57 1 0
prospective glasses and spectacles for the day 3 18 0
a dressing box and combs for the Dey's lady 7 3 6
three pieces of the richest gold ribband for her 21 12 0
a gold stricking watch for the Chief Secretary 33 0 0
postage for letters from the 28th Dec. 1690, to the 20th Nov., 1693 12 19 6
fees at the Treasury, at Lord Nottingham's Office and at the Custom House [sic for Exchequer] on the payment of four quarters' salary and last year's bill of extraordinaries 9 14 9
relief to the galley slaves and other our poor sick captives 13 2 6
“subsistence and charges of sending to Christendom delivered up men brought in for want of passes” 15 8 0
£289 6 9
April 5. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 100l. to the Chancellor of the Exchequer for half a year's salary to Lady day last: out of First Fruits and Tenths “or either of them as are or shall first come into the Exchequer.” Disposition Book XII, p. 56.
Same to same to issue 490l. to me [Guy] for secret service: out of seizures. Ibid, p. 57.
Same to same to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, pp. 57–8
to the Earl of Ranelagh to answer bills drawn on him for the subsistence of the Forces in Flanders “and to this day payable,” 2,306l. 19s. 3d. out of loans on the second 4s. Aid and 7,603l. 18s. 4d. out of contributions on 9,910 17 7
Out of contributions on the Salt Act.
to ditto to clear the subsistence to the Second Troop of Guards to the 1st inst. inclusive 3,568 14 6
to ditto for the Royal Regiment of Horse in part of 5,927l. 11s. 0d. to clear them to the same time 3,000 0 0
to ditto to clear Sir Thomas Levingston's Dragoons to the same time 1,196 16 4
to ditto to clear the Earl of Portland's Regiment to the same time 2,625 4 6
to ditto to clear the Dutch Foot Guards to the same time 4,914 5 8
to ditto for four weeks' subsistence and half pay to Col. Cunningham's Dragoons at 223l. 6s. 0d. per week on account 893 4 0
to ditto for same to Brewer's Regiment of Foot from the 1st to the 28th of this month 820 2 4
to ditto for Col. Cholmondeley to provide eight recruit horses for his Grenadiers in the room of so many lost at the battle of Landen 120 0 0
to ditto for several Regiments of Horse, Dragoons and Foot in Flanders in part of their month's subsistence ending March 30 last and paid here to enable them to provide recruit horses and to levy men 7,296 2 3
to ditto on account of what is due to the English pensioners 369 10 0
to ditto on account of what is due to the French [Huguenot officer] pensioners 300 0 0
to ditto for Col. Ashton on his pension 100 0 0
to ditto for Col. Binns on his pension 100 0 0
to ditto for the Heer Van Auverquer for the pay of the Adjutant of the Troop of Dutch Horse Guards under his command from 1690, Oct. 10, to 1692, Dec. 31 274 1 0
to ditto for Sir William Gore to answer his demand for money paid to Mr. Stepney at Dresden 2,533 12 7
to ditto for Col. Hill's Company in the Leeward Islands, on account of arrears of pay 1,586 13 9
to ditto for the Regiment of Horse Guards 7,037 7 6
to ditto for the General Officers, on account of pay 10,000 0 0
to ditto for Lieut. Gen. Sgravemore 655 13 0
to ditto for four weeks' subsistence and half pay to Sir James Lesly's Regiment from the 1st to the 28th of this month 820 2 4
to ditto [for] Earle for Judge Advocate Rousebon 488 11 9
to ditto for Monsieur La Motte, an engineer 730 0 0
to ditto for Monsieur d'Accour, an engineer 180 0 0
to ditto for the ordinary of said Earl's Office [of Paymaster General of the Forces, such] as fees etc. 500 0 0
to ditto for contingencies 1,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy towards wages to ships 16,000 0 0
to ditto for Sick and Wounded: to be put to the account of wages 1,200 0 0
to ditto to pay the wages of 68 shipwrights ordered for Portsmouth 2,450 0 0
to ditto to pay the Ruggers employed at Chatham 2,045 0 0
to ditto for the Victuallers 15,000 0 0
to ditto for Sick and Wounded [to be put] on the Victuallers' account 800 0 0
to Mr. Fox for the Commissioners of Transports in part of 8,041l. 13s.d. upon their memorial of the 3rd inst. for several services 2,000 0 0
to ditto for one week's subsistence to Brigadier Stewart's Regiment of foot 205 0 7
to ditto in further part of the bills drawn by Alderman Allen at Chester for subsistence to several Regiments that are yet to come from Ireland 800 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for the [Artillery] Train 4,000 0 0
to ditto for the gunmakers 500 0 0
to ditto for the fortifications at Jersey and Guernsey 500 0 0
£106,520 19 8
April 5. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,800l. to Sir John Lowther, bart., in part of his order for 2,400l.: to be issued out of the tenths of prizes taken from the Great Mogul. Disposition Book XII, p. 58.
Same to same to issue 3,758l. 15s. 0d. to Edward Sayer: out of the like. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to Monsieur Scheel's lodgings next door to the Two Blue Balls in the Pall Mall, to visit his goods that are going to Denmark. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 221.
Same to the Attorney General, enclosing a case [missing] relating to the Queen Dowager's title to the iron mills, with other profits and utensils within the Forest of St. Leonards. Please hear Mr. [Auditor] Aldworth therein and report to the Treasury Lords your opinion whether same are by law or equity well vested in her as part of her jointure. If the matter prove doubtful you are to propose some method most equal for the satisfaction of all parties. Ibid, p. 222.
Same to Samuel Travers [Surveyor General of Crown Lands], enclosing an account [missing] of the value of the manor of Denbigh in North Wales. Please report the true value thereof. Ibid.
Same to Sir Robert Howard [Auditor of the Receipt] to order the officers of the Exchequer to attend, some of them, in their offices all the ensuing holidays in Easter week to receive such loans or payments as shall be made there for their Majesties' service, “which greatly requires their said attendance.” Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt, enclosing a presentment [missing, sent to the Treasury] from the Customs Commissioners on a proposal of the Virginia merchants to prevent ships trading to Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania directly from Scotland and Ireland. Please lay same before the Committee of Trade and Plantations. Ibid.
April 5. eHnry Guy to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] from the Navy Commissioners of money received and paid by the Navy Treasurer between March 14 and 21 last. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 222.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the shipment, Customs free, of provisions as follows for the service of the Hospitals in Flanders. Ibid, p. 223.
Appending: schedule of said provisions (300 quarters of wheat, 60 of oatmeal, 50 of malt, 30 of pease, 30 of oats and 10 of beans).
Same to Mr. Peter Hume. A warrant will be brought to you, signed by the Treasury Lords, directing John Ford to deliver certain goods as therein. You are to let no copy be made, or given out, of the said schedule. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands]. Together with the valuation of the manor of Denbigh as above, you are to send my Lords a state of the whole revenue of Wales. Ibid.
Same to the Postmasters General. I have laid before my Lords your presentment of March 23 last concerning the Velocita Tartan, built at Leghorn, for an advice boat, which is ordered to be discharged; together with the account of money disbursed by Mr. Baker, Consul at Algiers, on account of said vessel. You are to reimburse Baker the money so laid out. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt. I have read to my Lords the report from the Earl of Ranelagh and yourself on the petition of Martha Rope and other inhabitants of Rochester concerning the debt due to them from Col. Babington's Regiment; from which it appears that by a certificate of John Cony, chirurgeon to the Navy at Chatham, the quarters of the sick soldiers sent from the Companies of the Prince of Hesse's Regiment, then under Col. Babington, quartered at Sheerness between 1689, Sept. 23, and 1690, March 28, [amounted to] 101l, one half of which being paid by the officer out of the soldiers' subsistence, the remainder has been constantly [i.e. usually] paid by his Majesty; and that 19l 10s. 4d. more is due for cures, conduct money and funeral charges of the said soldiers in said times, “which expense has also been borne by his Majesty and paid out of contingencies.” You are to procure a royal warrant to authorise the payment of these sums of 50l. 10s. 0d. and 19l. 10s. 4d. Ibid, pp. 223–4.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Walter Ridley, citizen and haberdasher of London, for some employment in the Customs. My Lords recommend him. Reference Book VII, p. 39.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney Arrears of the petition of Edmund Taylor, shewing that his son, a young man, accidentally became bound for George Blackborne, a Receiver of Hearthmoney, who [is in arrear, but] has claims depending before the Treasury Lords, and is of ability to pay his arrears: therefore praying his son's discharge. Ibid.
April 5. Treasury reference to Lord Coningsby and Mr. Fox of the petition of Brigadier Leveson on behalf of his Regiment of Horse, late under Brigadier Villiers, praying an allowance of 15l. per horse for 124 horses lost at sea and 135 horses lost at the taking the cannon by the enemy in Ireland in 1690. Reference Book VII, p. 40.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to forbear process until further order against Richard Patrickson, surety for William Benson, a collector of Excise, imprisoned and whose estate is seized for an arrear; Patrickson having done good service as a Justice of Peace and Deputy Lieutenant in co. Cumberland; said Benson being appointed in 1689 collector of Excise in some part of Yorkshire and in 1691 removed to be same for Westmorland and Cumberland, when he prevailed with said Patrickson and Henry Dacres of Lenor Cost [Lanercost] to be his sureties in 2,000l: and having under pretence of transmitting several great sums of money to London from those counties by one Briggs, a carrier, for want of the returns [by bills of exchange] gotten 3,767l. 6s.d. of the King's moneys in his hands, for which his estate of 40l. per an. is extended, 80l. of his goods seized and he imprisoned, but having made private concealment of the moneys he received the said Commissioners will be unable to recover near the amount of said debt from his estate: but the said Commissioners think that said Patrickson deserves the King's favour as they have found him very ready to serve their Majesties in all matters relating to the revenue of Excise, which very often came before him as a Justice of Peace in co. Cumberland. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 278–9.
Same to John Ford, gent., to deliver to Peter Hume, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe, the goods as in the inventory hereto [missing] lately seized by you for their Majesties' use as goods which belonged to the late Queen Mary. Ibid, p. 239.
April 7. Establishment, under the King's sign manual, for riding charges to such officers above stairs “as shall be appointed from time to time to attend our person.” as follows “during our expedition in Flanders or elsewhere beyond the seas.” Per diem. King's Warrant Book XVII, p. 402.
l. s. d.
to a Gentleman Usher, a Physician, Gentleman of the Guns and a sempstress: each 0 10 0
to a Gentleman Harbinger, an Apothecary and a Chirurgeon: each 0 7 6
a Quarter-Waiter, a Page of the Bedchamber, a barber, a yeoman: each 0 5 0
a Groom of the Robes 0 4 0
a Page of the Robes, a Yeoman of the Guard to attend the goods, a Groom of the Chamber and the necessary women: each 0 3 0
the allowance to be made only to such servants as shall personally attend; and to be for riding charges, coach and boat hire, lodging money and all other extraordinaries during each campaign. But if an assistant be sent to execute any of the said offices only a moiety of the above is to be paid provided the same be not less than 3s. a day, and if so such an assistant shall nevertheless have an allowance of 3s. a day. A list is to be signed by the Lord Chamberlain of “such persons under his charge as are necessary for our service” and warrants to be directed thereon to the Treasurer of the Chamber.
April 7. Dormant treasury warrant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay Sir John Trenchard and Charles, Earl of Shrewsbury, 1,850l. per an. each in lieu of pensions in respect of their office of Secretaries of State; to be paid quarterly as from Christmas last. Money Book XII, p. 208.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 36l. to the Pages of the Bedchamber for washing of sheets: to be paid out of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise appointed to be reserved. Disposition Book XII, p. 58.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay to Sir William Gore the 2,533l. 12s. 7d. ut supra, p. 570, for value paid by his order at Dresden to Mr. Stepney, their Majesties' Envoy there. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay 2,000l. to the Commissioners of Transportation in full of 13,816l. 15s. 8d. for freight and provisions ut supra, p. 501. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 224.
Same to same for a same to authorise same to pay 1,000l. to same in part of 3,050l. for freight. Ibid.
Same to Sir George Fletcher enclosing the informations [missing] of Robert Grainger of Longtown, co. Cumberland, and others. Come and speak with my Lords concerning same. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a paper [missing] of proposals for discovery and prevention of the several frauds in the Customs etc. with answers upon the same. Ibid.
Same to the Lord Chamberlain, enclosing the [above] establishment of extraordinary allowances to the King's servants attending him abroad. Please give orders accordingly. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Bartram Ward as waiter and searcher at Whitby loco Robert Starke, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 100.
Treasury reference to Mr. Blathwayt [as Secretary at War] of the petition of Peter Kruger, shewing that there is due to him upwards of 3,000 guilders for taking care of the Sick and Wounded sent to Namur in 1691, and praying for his account to be examined and paid. Reference Book VII, p. 40.
April 7. Treasury reference to Mr. Aaron Smith [Treasury Solicitor] of the petition of William, Visct. Montgomery, praying to be admitted Crown tenant to the manor of Hendon, co. Midd., at 700l. per an. rent. Reference Book VII, p. 40.
Same to Sir Charles Parker, kt., Lord Chancellor of Ireland, of the petition of Sir Lawrence Esmond, shewing that his estate in Ireland was seized into the King's hands and the Earl of Bath is since got into possession thereof under pretence of a title thereto; therefore praying it may be taken into the Crown's hands again till the matter be determined and that he may be paid the moneys received [from same] by the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, whilst the estate was in the Crown's hands. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of William Fell of Newcastle, merchant, for some employment in the salt duty. Ibid, p. 43.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices, Ireland, enclosing a letter [missing] from Sir Cha. Porter and Lord Coningsby concerning 120l. due for the rent of the late Visct. Lisburne's park near Dublin, which was made use of for grazing the King's horses during his campaign in Ireland. The credit of the Government at that time being concerned in the payment of this money, we earnestly recommend you to satisfy it. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 412.
Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of Mris. Hanway against the passing of any warrant to discharge Mr. Stanyon and others, late Farmers of the Revenues in Ireland, till she be heard. Caveat Book, p. 36.
April 9. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. Your presentment about seamen pressed away from merchant ships arriving in the Channel has been laid before the King. If you will give the particular instance where any officer has been guilty in the matter, the Admiralty Lords will take care he shall be punished. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 224.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Henry Dacres of Leonard Coast [Lanercost], co. Cumberland, shewing that he became bound with Richard Patrickson for William Benson ut supra, p. 573, and praying a stay of process, to enable him to discover said Benson's estate, which he has reason to believe lies concealed. Reference Book VII, p. 40.
April 10. Money order for 1,637l. 15s. 4½¼d. to John Packer, Usher of the Receipt, for necessaries by him delivered to the officers of the Receipt in 1692, Michaelmas and Hilary terms. Order Book IV, p. 76.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise reserved in the Exchequer, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XII, p. 59.
to the Cofferer for the servants of the Stables 835 0 0
to Mr. Richards for services payable in the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office, viz. 83l 10s. 0d. for Dr. Harris to make up his allowance [to] 413l. for the last campaign; 158l. 4s. 0d. for the Pages of the Bedchamber and [the King's] barber to make up their allowance [to] 5s. a day each; 1,119l. 4s. 1d. to pay a moiety of the bills of the six messengers that are to attend the King [abroad]; 50l. to the Master of the Beagles to complete three quarters to 1693, June 24 1,470 18 1
£2,305 18 1
April 10. Henry Guy to the Agents for Taxes to send to the King's Remembrancer's Office the enclosed duplicate [missing] of the assessments to the 4s. Aid, 5 Wm. and Mary, c. 1, in the city of Gloucester. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 225.