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'Entry Book: March 1695, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 10: 1693-1696 (1935), pp. 937-952. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82164 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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March 1695, 1–15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
March 1. Money warrant for 40l. to Cambridge University for four years to 1694, Sept. 29, on a perpetuity of 10l. per an. granted to said University for a preacher. Money Book XII, p. 451b.
March 1. Money warrant for 86l. 13s. 4d. to Cambridge University for 6½ years to 1694, Sept. 29, on a perpetuity of 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. for a Divinity Lecture. Money Book XII, p. 451b.
Same for 62l. 10s. 0d. to Emanuel College, Cambridge, for 3¾ years to same date on a perpetuity of 16l. 13s. 4d. per an. Ibid, p. 452.
Same for 230l. to Dr. Robert Brady for 5¾ years to same date on his fee of 40l. per an. as Professor of Physick in said University. Ibid.
Same for 140l. to Dr. Geo. Oxendon for 3½ years to same date on his like fee as Professor of Civil Law in said University. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in John Knight's account as Customs Cashier the 2 per cent. gratuities as follows paid by him by Treasury direction for forbearance of several sums lent as follows, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, pp. 452–3.
to Humphry South as assignee of Edward Russell 13 10 0
to Edmund Woodrooffe as ditto 4 10 0
to William East as ditto 4 11
to Charles Fox for Mr. Pauncefort 89 10
to ditto for same 5 18
to ditto for same 116 3
to Sir John Read as assignee of Edward Russell 17 19 2
to Samuel Cook 54 1
to ditto 39 14
to William Ladds 2 16 7
to ditto 3 4 7
to Stephen Evance for Edward Russell 50 11 6
to ditto for several [lenders] 70 17 10
to Richard Lassells 32 2 2
to Godfrey Webster 11 10 8
to Thomas Phillip 4 16 10½
£521 12 5
William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Earl of Ranelagh, enclosing the state [missing] of the clothing money of Col. Colt's Regiment of Foot to Sept., 1692, and said Earl's report dated 1694, July 25, thereon. Please certify my Lords how much the offreckonings of that Regiment for the years 1694 and 1695 will amount to. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 355.
Treasury reference to Samuel Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of William Blathwayt, praying that the lease of his house in the Park may pass under the Great Seal, and a further term be given him and that the passage or little court belonging to the house may be more fully expressed. Reference Book VII, p. 79.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to restore to Robert Finch, brewer, his household goods and to discharge the remainder of his debt “above what his brewing vessels and utensils fall short to satisfy,” he having been forced by losses to abandon his trade after being a brewer many years and being indebted 300l. to the Crown for Excise; his utensils having been seized and appraised at 131l. 11s. 3d. and his household goods at 50l. 0s. 6d. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 382.
March 1. Entry of a Treasury caveat in behalf of John Finglas, clerk, that no grant pass on the Earl of Carling-ford's petition for a mortgage made to Robert Arthur “or himself” on certain lands belonging to said Earl until said Finglas be heard. Notice to be given to Dr. Finglas at Lord Lucas's. Caveat Book, p. 39.
March 3. Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of the vicar etc. of St. Martin's in the Fields, praying a grant for their poor of a share of the boards and black cloth which shall be used at the funeral of the late Queen. Reference Book VII, p. 79.
March 4. Royal warrant to Charles, Earl of Dorset and Middlesex, Chamberlain of the Household, to take into his custody all the goods and premises which have hitherto been in the custody of the Marquess of Winchester and Countess of Derby in respect of their places, ut supra, pp. 936–7, 6/6/2008of without the King's sign manual. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 89.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay Nathaniel Horneby, John Wilcox and Thomas Aram, late three of the Commissioners of Excise, so much as their unpaid salary comes to up to the date of the present Excise Commission, “in pursuance of his Majesty's pleasure” declared to the Treasury Lords. Money Book XII, p. 453.
William Lowndes to same to satisfy the tally of loan of the 2nd inst. for 4,000l. lent by Thomas Browne on credit of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise out of the 1,000l. per week [of Excise cash] usually paid into the Exchequer for the service of the late Queen next after the 17,500l. [tallies] already struck thereon [on the said 1,000l. per week] shall be paid off. Disposition Book XII, p. 207.
Same (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 400l. to Henry Guy on his unsatisfied order for secret service; out of loans on the Hereditary [and Temporary] Excise. Ibid, p. 208.
Same to same to issue (out of loans on the second 300,000l. per an. of Customs money) 400l. to the Earl of Ranelagh to be by him paid over to Brigadier Stewart on account of the arrears of his own personal pay. Ibid.
Same to same to issue (out of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise) 878l. 1s. 0d. to John Methuen, esq., Envoy Extraordinary to Portugal as below, p. 941. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of the Hopeful Merchant and to admit its' cargo to entry as if the ship were regularly manned and navigated with English seamen: it appearing that Gilbert Heathcote, John Mitford, Abraham Beak and Arthur Shallett of London, merchants, considerable traders to Barcelona and the south parts of Spain, did set out the said ship thither, being English built and manned with 32 mariners, all English, but on its voyage it was taken by a French man of war and carried into Marseilles and afterwards retaken by the Spaniards, of whom said merchants bought it in Barcelona and freighted her home for London with wine and fruit; but her first English crew being carried into France by the French (the master put into a galley and the rest of the crew dispersed), said merchants were forced to hire a crew mainly of Spaniards, which was also occasioned by the great haste they were constrained to make out of port by reason of the French fleet's coming before Barcelona. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, pp. 145–6.
March 4. Treasury reference to Mr. Ryley of the petition of Valentine Budd, master keeper of Shrobb Walking in Whittlewood Forest, for the repairing of the lodge or dwelling house belonging to the said walk. Reference Book VII, p. 80.
Treasury letters patent appointing Thomas Rudge, gent., as Receiver of Crown Revenues in cos. Southampton, Wilts, Gloucester, Somerset and Dorset loco Simon Smith, esq., deceased. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 383–4.
March 5. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 1,000l. to William Blathwayt, Secretary at War, without deduction, towards providing horses, carriages and other necessaries for himself and his office and for other extraordinary and incident expenses in the service, he being commanded to attend “our royal person in our Expedition to the Low Countries.” King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 92.
March 6. Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal for a grant to Henry, Earl of Romney, and John Glover, gent., of a moiety of prizes as follows, viz.: The said grantees have represented that several ships, vessels, jewels, moneys, goods etc. have been, by the commanders etc. of the King's ships or by other the King's subjects, as well by commission from the King as without, taken as prize as belonging to the French King or his subjects or from pirates and have been carried into several ports or places in the Colonies or Plantations of Jamaica, Barbados, New England, Virginia, Maryland, Antego and several other parts and places in America; and also into the port of Lisbon or other ports in Portugal and into Leghorn and other ports in Italy; of the value of all which a true and just account ought to have been kept and proceedings for the adjudication thereof had in some Court of Admiralty and the value thereof answered to the King, but the same have been secretly and unjustly detained from the King and disposed of without account thereof: all which the King is determined to remedy. Ibid, pp. 85–9.
Power is therefore hereby to be given to the said Earl and Glover to demand from all such commanders etc. a full and true account of the premises and in the King's name to demand payment of the said proceeds thereof; detaining a moiety thereof to the use of them, the said Earl and Glover, for their pains and services herein and the other moiety to the Treasury Lords. No account to be taken hereunder by the said grantees shall be definitive or conclusive until allowed by the Treasury Lords, who, upon satisfaction, are to discharge and give quietus est to the said commanders etc. All writs and process demanded by said grantees in pursuance hereof are hereby to be made out and pursued.
March. 6. Money warrant for 878l. 7s. 0d. to John Methuen, Envoy Extraordinary to Portugal; 199l. 4s. 9d. thereof for his extraordinaries in that service 1692–3, Jan, 20, to 1693, June 20; 298l. 2s. 3d. for the like 1693, Dec. 20, to 1694, Dec. 20, and the remaining 381l. for money disbursed by him at Lisbon for the relief and sending home of English seamen: all as by three bills allowed by Secretary Sir John Trenchard. (Money order dated March 7 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 454. Order Book IV, p. 160.
William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Treasurer of the Navy to pay to the Navy Victuallers the 44,000l. remaining in your hands of the first 300,000l. loans [from the Bank of England] on the Customs. This sum is intended to carry on the victualling of a squadron of ships designed immediately for sea. Disposition Book XII, p. 208.
Same to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Navy Treasurer] to advance 3,000l. to Mr. Taylor. My Lords will supply [reimburse] the same to you by moneys or tallies. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the loans to be made by the Bank on the third 4s. Aid, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, p. 209.
to the Earl of Ranelagh upon the unsatisfied order in his name for the services of the Forces: and is to be reserved in his hands for such uses of the war as the Treasury Lords shall appoint 300,000 0 0
to Charles Bertie [Treasurer of the Ordnance] on the unsatisfied order in his name for land and sea service payable in the Office of Ordnance and to be reserved in his hands to be applied as my Lords shall appoint for land service only 44,408 7 0
£344,408 7 0
Same to same to issue (out of loans in the Exchequer on the second 300,000l. per an. of the Customs) 500l. to Charles Fox and Lord Coningsby on any unsatisfied orders in their names for the service of the Forces in Ireland: same being to be paid to Lord Mountjoy and Col. Courthope to complete the 1,300l. which was to be paid them here [in England] for levy money for the two Regiments they have raised in Ireland. Ibid, p. 210.
March 6. Treasury reference to the Victualling Commissioners of the petition of Jonathan Chase for the place of Mr. Feilding, who hath been suspended as a Commissioner in the Victualling Office. Reference Book VII, p. 80.
March 7. William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of loans on the second 300,000l. per an. of the Customs) 2,743l. 10s.. 8d. to the Earl of Ranelagh in part of 7,600l. for one week's subsistence to the 11th inst. to the Forces in England. Disposition Book XII, p. 208.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to issue as follows out of the 300,000l. of the Bank loans on the third 4s. Aid which has been directed to you, supra, p. 941, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid, p. 209.
to the Danish Forces in part of 5,847l. to clear their lower pay to Jan. 1 last 3,000 0 0
to Sir William Gore for the value of 26,666¾ dollars at 5s. 7d. each at Hamburg, paid to Geo. Stepney, esq., at Dresden “and makes there 33,333⅓ dollars” 7,444 9 2
to William Cowper, merchant in London, who is for the same to give bills for 9,200 crowns to be paid at Stockholm to Mr. Robinson, his Majesty's Agent there, for special service relating to the war; and is (by his Majesty's command) to be placed to account of contingencies 2,415 0 0
to Dr. Colbach to provide medicines for 3,000 men 300 0 0
for the magazine at Ghand [Ghent] 2,000 0 0
for Monieur Goriz for the Brabant forage 2,000 0 0
for subsistence in Flanders in part of a month commencing Feb. 26 last 30,000 0 0
for the Scotch officers who were shipwrecked, on account of pay 584 1 6
for Monsieur Schuylenburgh “and makes 30,000l. issued in part of his debt” 5,000 0 0
for Monsieur Aubusarques' Regiment of Dragoons on account of pay 1,000 0 0
for the Forces in England in part of 7,600l. for one month's subsistence to end the 11th inst 4,856 9 4
for recruits to the Regiment in the West Indies commanded by Col. Holt, according to an Order of Council for the same 1,400 0 0
£60,000 0 0
Same to the Governor and Company of the Bank of England. My Lords desire you to bring into the Exchequer to-morrow 344,408l. 7s. 0d. 0d to lend the same on credit of the third 4s. Aid. My Lords have appointed same to be issued to the Earl of Ranelagh (300,000l.) and to the Honble. Charles Bertie (44,408l. 7s. 0d.). Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 357.
March 8. Money warrant for 600l. to Aaron Smith [Treasury Solicitor] as imprest for Crown Law suits. (Money order dated March 11 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 453 Order Book IV, p. 161.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to take in loans at the Exchequer on the third 4s. Aid as by the privy seal, supra, p. 920, at 5 per cent. interest: levying tallies and drawing and registering orders of repayment thereon as in the Act [6–7 Wra. III, c. 3] for said Aid. Money Book XII, p. 454.
Money warrant for 845l. to William Aglionby, esq., late Envoy Extraordinary to the Duke of Savoy: being for 169 days, 1694, June 2 to Nov. 18 (the day of his return into the presence), on his ordinary of 5l. a day. (Money order dated June 11 hereon.) Ibid, p. 454. Order Book IV, p. 161.
Same for 740l. to John Smith, esq., undersheriff of Middlesex; 600l. thereof to be paid to several persons for reward of 40l. each for arresting 15 persons as follows for robbery on the highway, viz.: William Trapps (Trepps), Tho. Hill, alias Hyet, William Munday, William Browne, alias Dixey, William Mohun, John Harris, William Blanchett, Richard Perkins, Richard Whitten, John Brassbridge, Thomas Johnson, George King, John Wheatley, Henry Turner, alias Stutely, and John Davis, alias Davy; and the remaining 140l. for 14 persons apprehended by him for burglary, viz.: John Chitwood, Thomas Newin, William Day, alias Trooper Will, Thomas May, Richard Tovey, William Lord, John Kames, William Butler, Lawrence Nosel (Nosell), James Larey, Susan Clayton, Christian Carter, Anthony Hancock and Joseph Price. (Money order dated March 11 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 455. Order Book IV, p. 162.
Same for 100l. to the churchwardens of St. Martins in the Fields for one year to Christmas last on the annuity for the relief of the poor of said parish, as by the privy seal of 1689, June 27. (Money order dated March 11 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 455. Order Book IV, p. 161.
Same for 50l. to the Treasurer of King Charles I's Hospital in Westminster: for one year's annuity to same date for the keeping and bringing up of poor fatherless children. Money Book XII, p. 455. Order Book IV, p. 160.
And 50l. to the churchwardens of St. Margaret's, Westminster, for same time on the annuity for the relief of the poor of that parish. (Money order dated March 11 hereon.)
Treasury warrant to John Smith, Receiver General of Crown Revenues for cos. Middlesex etc., to pay 200l. to John Phelips, one of the auditors of the [land] revenue, for one year to 1690, Sept. 29, on his annuity or yearly pension for life, as by the patent of 1674–5, Feb. 27: to be satisfied out of the proceeds of the forfeited estate of the late Marquess of Powis in co. Middlesex. Money Book XII, p. 456.
March 8. Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 300l. to Henry Guy on any unsatisfied order in his name for secret service: to be satisfied by tallies on Edward Seymour, Clerk and Keeper of the Hanaper in Chancery. Money Book XII, p. 456.
Money warrant for 175l. 18s. 4d. to Henry, Earl of Romney, for one year to Christmas last on his several fees as Master General of the Ordnance. Ibid, p. 457.
66l. 13s. 4d. to Sir Henry Goodrich for same as Lieutenant General of the Ordnance.
36l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Thomas Littleton for same as Clerk of the Ordnance on his fee of 2s. a day.
30l. 10s. 0d. to John Charlton, esq., for same on his like fee as Surveyor General of the Ordnance.
18l. 5s. 0d. to Christopher Musgrave, esq., for same on his fee of 12d. a day as Clerk of the Deliveries of the Ordnance.
40l. to Charles Bertie, esq., for same on his salary as Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance.
54l. 15s. 0d. to William Meesters for same on his fee of 3s. a day as Storekeeper of the Ordnance.
15l. 4s. 2d. to Thomas Gardiner, esq., for same on his fee of 10d. a day as Keeper of the Stores and small arms in the Tower of London.
120l. to John Fitch, esq., for same on his fee as Workmaster of the Ordnance.
36l. 10s. 0d. to Richard Leake for same on his fee of 2s. a day as Master Gunner of England.
William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Treasurer of the Ordnance. My Lords intend speedily to make a particular disposition of the 44,408l. 7s. 0d. appointed supra, p. 941, to be issued to you for the land service of the Ordnance. Please keep that sum entire and not applied to any other uses than what they shall appoint. Disposition Book XII, p. 210
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to apply 7,000l. as follows out of the 300,000l. loans by the Bank on the third 4s. Aid which was appointed to be issued to you, ut supra, p. 941, viz.: l. Ibid.
to Machado and Pereira in part of 20,000l. due to them for bread and forage to 1694, May 1 6,000
for the ordinary of said Earl's Office of Paymaster of the Forces 1,000
£7,000
Same to the Treasurer of the Navy to apply 30,000l. as follows out of the moneys reserved in your hands for payment of wages, being part of the 1,200,000l. subscribed by the Bank, viz.: l. Ibid, p. 211.
for payment of wages to ships at the Buoy in the Nore 20,000
for recalls 10,000
£30,000
Same to Mr. Vernon. My Lords desire that in the Bill now passing for a Commission for the Hospital at Greenwich the names of Sir Richard Onslow, bart., John Lock, Gilbert Heathcott and Arthur Shallett, esqs., may be inserted in the King's presence “if his Majesty pleases.” Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 357.
March 8. William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Paul Docminique, late Clerk to the Third Troop of Guards, concerning money deducted from the said Troop for their transportation to and from Ireland. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 357.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra. Out Letters (Customs) XIII, p. 147.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Kensington, March 3 inst., for leave to the ship Fisher, William Wormall master, 100 tons, 6 guns, to proceed on her voyage to New England, notwithstanding the embargo, she being New England built and owned and her mariners being natives of New England for more than 10 years: and that the following persons [being her mariners] be protected to sail her, viz. William Wormall, master, Benjamin Wordell, Daniel Hutchins, Joseph Jackson, Edward Lloyd, Joseph Cutler, John Manser, William Oliver and Jacob Wormall.
Treasury warrant to same to employ Nicho. Culliford as officer to reside at Dublin for returning the account of coals, lead and tin imported into Ireland, loco Tregonwell Culliford, lately deceased. Ibid, p. 149.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of Shaw Farm, near Windsor, in order to a fresh lease thereof to Ann Lisle, widow, for 12 years from 1713, Sept. 29, to make up her present estate into 31 years, at the old rent of 23l. 7s. 0d. per an. and fine of 400l. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 389.
Prefixing: report by Samuel Travers, the said Surveyor General, on said Lisle's petition for same. The last lease to her was in 1683. In Sir Charles Harbord's survey of the farm in 1669 the total rackt rents of the several parcels as then let to several persons amounted to 298l 13s. 4d. per an., leaving a clear [profit] rental (over the above reserved rent) of 275l. 6s. 4d. Part of the farm valued at 4l. per an. was reassumed in 1672 and laid into the Little Park at Windsor and the same (together with several closes of land taken into the Avenue from the Castle to the Great Park, valued at 26l. per an.) were surrendered in 1682 and are now in their Majesties' hands. The present rentals of the parcels as let by her to several persons amount only to 237l. 2s. 0d. per an.
Same to same for a same of both moieties of a field or parcel of land called Glovers Hill within the manor of Reigate in Surrey, containing about 50 acres, in order to a lease thereof to Edward Thurland, esq., for 31 years at 16l. per an. and fine of 10l. Ibid, pp. 390–1.
Prefixing: report, ut supra, on said Thurland's petition for same. The one moiety of the premises was leased to petitioner's father 1674, July 28, by the then Duke of York at 8l. per an. and the other moiety was leased to same by Deem Goodwin, esq., 1682, July 15, at 8l. per an. In 1686 a proposal was submitted to Treasurer Rochester for the purchase by the Crown of the moiety of said manor then in the possession of said Goodwin. Mr. Fisher, then Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, viewed the premises, with the assistance of Benjamin Bonwick, then bailiff of the manor, and in his particular did value the said close at no more than the said rents of 16l. per an.; but afterwards in another memorial offered by Mr. Graham they were represented as worth 26l. per an., “and I fear the Crown paid after that rate to Mr. Goodwin, tho' on a strict enquiry into its reall value I cant find that it ever yielded above 20l. per an. which 'tis alleged is more than can be now made of it, the same being a barren hill and scarce worth 6s. 8d. per acre.”
March 8. The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. The late Queen by royal letter dated 1694, June 8, directed 100l per an. to Francis Babe on the Irish Civil List, ut supra, p. 646, and that he be appointed as Surveyor General of the revenue there with 250l. per an. salary from 1694, Lady day. This has not as yet been executed. In regard of his services in the revenue, Ireland, you are forthwith to constitute him as a Surveyor General with salary of 250l. as above and with 100l. per an. as additional salary or allowance as in lieu of the said 100l. per an.: both sums to date from 1694, Christmas. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 477.
March 9. William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay as follows out of the 300,000l. loans made by the Bank on the third 4s. Aid, viz.: l. s. d. Disposition Book XII, p. 211.
to the officers of Brigadier Stewart's Regiment for 28 days' subsist ence, 216l. 8s. 4d.: and for the like subsistence to the Serjeants of the said Regiment at 2s. per week; to the corporals and drums at 18d. per week and to the privates at 12d. per week, 177l. 10s. 0d.; making together 393 18 4
the like for Col. Venner's Regiment 393 18 4
the like for Col. Coote's Regiment 393 18 4
the like for Col. Row's Regiment 393 18 4
£1,575 13 4
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 600l. to Aaron Smith on the order in his name for prosecution of Crown Law suits: to be issued out of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise. Ibid.
Same to Major Dickens. In reply to your letter of Feb. 21 last, my Lords will hear you; but such hearing cannot be until the present Sessions of Parliament is over. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 357.
Same to the Secretaries to the Admiralty. My Lords are informed that no Commissary of the Stores is to be sent with the four Regiments now going to Cadiz. They think it will be necessary for his Majesty's service that the Admiralty Lords give orders to one of their officers with the Fleet to take care of the provisions that may be left on board the transport ships or which are otherwise provided for the Land Forces, to prevent embezzlement, and for the applying them to proper uses, and to take care of the bedding for the soldiers and other things that shall be consigned to them by the Commissioners of the Transports. Ibid, p. 358.
My Lords have already directed the payment of the subsistence of the said four Regiments until the time of their going on shipboard, and that then one month's subsistence for the commission officers shall be paid to the Colonel of each Regiment and subsistence to the privates, corporals, Serjeants etc. ut supra, p. 946, to be likewise advanced to the said Colonels to be distributed amongst them at several times as they shall think fit.
My Lords further think it necessary that orders be sent to Admiral Russell to take care that upon the arrival of the said Troops at Cadiz he furnish them out of his credits with the like subsistence and payments as above respectively for the time they shall be on shipboard, as also with the full subsistence whilst they shall be on shore.
March 9. William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of an additional Bill for preventing frauds in the Customs. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 359.
March 10. Same to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes, enclosing Orders of Council [missing] and other papers touching an allowance prayed by Capt. Hoskins for tonnage etc. of a small ship of war which he took from the French. Please report thereon to my Lords. Ibid, p. 363.
March 11. Same to the Auditors of Imprests for a state of the debt owing by Mr. Prettyman and Sir Charles Porter as Remembrancers of the First Fruits. Ibid, p. 359.
Same to the [Principal] Commissioners of the Prizes. By Mr. Guy's letter of Jan. 9 last you were to pay 40l. to Thomas Pottinger, late Agent for Prizes in Ireland. On his petition my Lords have since agreed to a further 60l. to him as reward for his services. You are to direct payment to him accordingly by the Receiver General of Prizes out of the moneys of prizes. Ibid.
March 12. Money warrant dormant for 140,000l. per an. to William Knight, gent., as imprest to pay the annuities, benefits and other payments to be made in accordance with the Act for duties on salt [5 Wm. and Mary, c. 7] on the 1,000,000l. loans thereon: to be paid out of the said duties: the said Knight having by the Treasury instrument of the 9th Oct. last been appointed the particular officer in the Exchequer for paying the said several annuities etc. (Money order dated March 14 hereon.) Money Book XII, p. 458. Order Book IV, p. 163.
Money order for 226l. 0s. 7d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries delivered to the officers of the said Court in Hilary term, 1694, and for the diet of said usher for 217 days, 1694, Aug. 5, to 1694–5. March 9. Order Book IV, p. 162.
March 12. William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay (out of the Bank's 300,000l. loan on the third 4s. Aid) 100l. 10s. 0d. to Nicholas Roope, esq., Governor of Dartmouth Castles, for fire and candle for the said garrison from 1689, July 1, to 1694, Dec. 31, at 12d. a day. Disposition Book XII, p. 212.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 100,000l. to Edward Russell, esq., on any unsatisfied order, in his name, as Treasurer of the Navy, for the service of the Navy and Victualling: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Russell or his cashier on credit of the third 4s. Aid. This sum is to be applied towards payment of [Navy] bills in course as they stand entered in the register kept in the Navy Office. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren for an account of the charge in the Office of Works of the funeral of the late Queen Mary, of what money has been received on that account and what remains to be paid. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 359.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay as follows, viz.: l Disposition Book XII, p. 211.
to Sir Richard Atkins on account of levy money for raising a Regiment of Foot for the service of Ireland 800
to Visct. Charlemont [for ditto] 400
to Visct. Mountjoy for ditto 650
to Col. Courthope for ditto 650
£2,500
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuell Burton for a place in the Customs or Excise in England or Ireland in consideration of his services as collector of the revenue arising by forfeitures in co. Waterford in Ireland; he being discharged from that employment. Reference Book VII, p. 86.
Same to — Digby, esq., clerk to the Trustees for Sale of Fee Farms, of the petition of James Walsingham, shewing that he lately agreed with Mr. Armiger for the benefit of a grant which he had obtained from the Crown of a fee farm rent of 20l. per an. issuing out of certain lands in Norfolk, but is advised that the rent is vested in the surviving Trustees for Sale of Fee Farms: therefore praying that they may be directed to convey said rent to him and his heirs. Ibid.
Treasury warrant Thomas Newton, Woodward of Whittlewood and Salcey Forests, to fell timber for the gating, posting and cabbaning of the Lime bedds Coppice in the walk of Robert Howling, keeper, in Salcey Forest; Oundle Well Coppice in Hangle [Hanger] Walk; Cooks Coppice and Hawkspath Coppice in Shoulbrook Walk in Whittlewood forest: all with a view to the felling of said coppices and the sale of the timber thereof for the Queen Dowager's service; the timber therein being above 20 years' growth and fit to be felled this season. An account of the proceedings hereunder and of the offal timber therefrom is to be rendered to the Auditor for said county. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 386.
March 13. Money warrant for 60l. to Robert Bertie for 1½ years to 1694, Christmas, on the annuity for the life of Mris. Mary Cock. Money Book XII, p. 458.
William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to issue (out of loans on the third 4s. Aid) 8,250l. to Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Navy, on account of the wear and tear of the Navy: to be applied as follows, viz.: l. Disposition Book XII, p. 212.
to answer bills, due this day, for the Straits Fleet 7,250
to pay other bills now growing due 1,000
£8250
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing a memorial [missing] of Mr. George Macy concerning some clippings seized on by Joshua Wright, an officer of the Customs. Please examine this matter in the presence of Macy. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 360.
March 14. Royal sign manual to Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Navy, to pay (out of Navy money in your hands) 393l. 18s. 4d. a month of 28 days to the Colonel of each of the four Regiments of Foot which the King has thought fit to send to the Fleet in the Mediterranean for the next summer's Expedition: the same to be during the time they shall remain on board [and to be for their subsistence]: and to pay 205l. 0s. 7d. a week to each said Colonel from such time as their Regiments shall be on shore: [the said respective subsistence] to be distributed to the officers and soldiers [ut supra, p. 947]. The same is to be repaid to you out of the moneys appointed for the use of the Land Forces. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 94.
William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 60,000l. as follows out of the moneys remaining in your hands of the loans on the third 4s. Aid, viz.: l. Disposition Book XII, p. 213.
for subsistence in Flanders in part of the month of March inst.: “and makes 60,000l. issued for that purpose in part of 99,274l. 18s. 0d. 30,000
for one week's subsistence to the Forces in England to the 18th inst. 7,600
for Machado and Pereira in further part of 20,000l. due to them for bread and forage before 1694, May 1 4,000
for Monsieur Schuylenburgh “and makes 35,000l. issued in part of his debt” 5,000
for the magazine at Ghent 2,800
for the Danish Forces to complete 5,847l. to clear their lower pay to Jan. 1 last on account 2,847
towards answering the arrear of subsistence due to the Forces in England to Jan. 1 last 7,753
£60,000
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the loans remaining in the Exchequer on the second 300,000l. per an. of the Customs, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for Lord Galway on account of his pay as Lieut. General in Savoy and the pay of the officers under him, 600l.; which, with 400l. lately issued to “his Lordship” [Ranelagh] for Baldarick O'Donnell, esq., and now [as below] appointed to be paid to said Visct. Galway, will make 1,000l. on that account 600 0 0
to Charles Fox for Baldarick O'Donnell on account of his pension and in lieu of the 400l. paid to the Earl of Ranelagh as above for him 400 0 0
to ditto for Capt. Hawkins for his arrears of pay as late Capt. in the Earl of Roscommon's Regiment in Ireland (in the margin: 50l. to be applied to other use) 141 17 11¾
£1,141 17 11¾
March 14. William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Customs Commissioners on the petition of the Governor and Company of Merchants of England trading into the Levant Seas; praying to ship out the like quantity of woollen manufactures as were damaged by the sinking their ships on the coast of Spain. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 360.
March 15. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 100,000l. to Francis, Earl of Bradford, Cofferer of the Household, as imprest for the ordinary and extraordinary service of the Household. (Money warrant dated April 1 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated March 21.) (Money order dated April 3 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 90. Money Book XII, p. 464. Order Book IV, p. 166.
Same to same for a same for 50,000l. to Edward Russell, esq., commonly called the Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, as imprest for the expenses and charges of the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office. King's Warrant Book XVIII, p. 90.
Same to same for a great [sic for privy] seal for a yearly pension or sum of 200l. to Sir Fleetwood Shepherd, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod: to be payable from Christmas last: and for 150l. to be paid him forthwith for three quarters to 1694, Christmas, without account: the said sum haying been for several years past allowed and paid at the Exchequer to the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod as in lieu of certain perquisites and allowances released [by him] to the Crown. (Treasury warrant dormant to the Receipt, dated April 8, for said yearly allowance. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated March 30.) Ibid, p. 91. Money Book XII, p. 474.
March 15. William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Auditor of the Receipt to advance out of loans on the Hereditary and Temporary Excise 1,000l. to Paul Foley, esq., Speaker of the House of Commons; which the King is pleased to allow him for his equipage. Care will be taken for despatching the necessary warrants for the regular discharging hereof. Disposition Book XII, p. 214.
Same to the Treasurer of the Navy to pay and apply 6,559l. 2s. 6d. for wear and tear of the Navy as follows out of the moneys issued to you of the loans on the third 4s. Aid, viz.: l. s. d. Ibid.
to make good the 3,000l. lately advanced (by the Treasury Lords' direction) to Mr. John Taylor in further part of 52,996l. for 1,925 tons of hemp, which he contracted to import for the service of the Navy by way of commission 3,000 0 0
to complete the satisfaction of the said 52,996l. to said Taylor for the said quantity of hemp which by an additional contract dated the 2nd inst. is to be all delivered into the Stores by July 31 next 3,559 2 6
£6,559 2 6
Same to Mr. Jollivett. Send my Lords an account what was claimed by the Master of the Horse to Charles II. at the time of that King's decease and what was allowed him upon the said claim. Out Letters (General) XIV, p. 360.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to procure a royal warrant to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 7,444l. 9s. 2d. to Sir William Gore for the value of 26,666¾. dollars at 5s. 7d. each at Hamburg paid to George Stepney, esq., at Dresden “and [which] make there 33,333½ dollars” on account of subsidies to the Elector of Saxony. Ibid.
And likewise a warrant authorising same to pay 2,415l. to Mr. Cooper, merchant in London, being the value of 9,200 crowns to be remitted by him to Mr. Robinson, his Majesty's Agent at Stockholm, for special service relating to the war: to be placed to Army contingencies.
Same to same to procure a same to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces, Ireland, to pay 400l. to Baldarick O'Donnell, on his allowance of 500l. per an., to satisfy a bill of exchange drawn on Mr. Guy by said O'Donell payable to Mr. Gardner. Ibid, p. 362.
Same to the Farmers of the Lottery. My Lords notice you have not paid in your last quarter's rent for the Lottery Farm. Unless you pay it in forthwith they will take such means as will compel you thereunto. Ibid, p. 361.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to insert in the establishment the former allowance of 150l. per an. for William Kirkby and also to allow him 15s. a day for such days as he shall be actually travelling and 13s. 4d. a day for such days as he shall be resident in a port that he shall be sent to visit: he being an officer of long standing and good experience and having served in the nature of a general surveyor in visiting the coast of [cos.] Lancaster, Westmorland and Cumberland: his salary having been reduced to 100l. per an. owing to the several alterations in the management of the Customs, which have sometimes reduced and sometimes enlarged his station and charge, but he being now charged with his first whole district as above. Out Letters (Customs XIII, pp. 154–5.
March 15. Treasury reference to Mr. Blathwayt of the petition to the King from John, Lord Cutts, and Ralph Hygate (Higgate), shewing that one Meirs (Meires) of Barbados, dying without heirs, left some estate which is escheated to the Crown and of which the possessors are endeavouring to defraud the King; and that there are also several fines and forfeitures due to the King at Barbados, Jamaica, Virginia, New England and several other places of America: therefore praying a grant of said estate and of the fines and forfeitures which have happened in America since the King's accession. [The text of the petition in the Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) refers only to the forfeited estates and states that said Lord Cutts had spent the great part of his estate in the late happy Revolution and in the wars ever since.] Reference Book VII, p. 80. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 418–19.
Same to Samuell Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Ralph Grey for a grant in reversion of the lighthouses in Wintertonness and Orfordness in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk, there being about 24 years to come in a grant made by Charles II to Sir Edward Turner thereof. Reference Book VII, p. 86.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland. The Treasury letter of 1694, July 17, directed payment to Col. Henry Luttrell of six months' advance on his pension of 500l. per an. Thereupon you made a representation 1694, Aug. 13, which the Treasury Lords have laid before the King. Notwithstanding same it is the King's pleasure that the sums due on said pension be forthwith paid and that it be paid in future as and when duo and without further warrant. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 478.
The Treasury Lords to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Henry Belasis, kt., praying a grant of the reserved rents of the forfeited estates lately belonging to Sir Valentine Browne, deceased, commonly called Lord of Kilmare [Kenmare], and Sir Nicholas Brown his son, within the county of Kerry. Ibid, p. 479.