Warrants etc.
November 1698, 1-15

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'Warrants etc.: November 1698, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 14: 1698-1699 (1934), pp. 173-190. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83004 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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November 1698, 1-15

Nov. 1.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 244l. 5s. 3d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans on the Coal Duty: and is to satisfy a contingent warrant of Col. Collingwood's. Disposition Book XIV, p. 263.
Treasury letters patent constituting John Kent junr. as a King's waiter London port loco John Marshall, lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 1.
Nov 2.Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay Henry Ballow and Jno. Smith, Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer Court, 89l. 1s. 1d. for their allowance of 2s. per 1,000l. for joining tallies for 890,561l. 6s. 3½d. of Customs money paid into the Exchequer for the year ended 1694 Sept. 29. Money Book XIV, p. 207.
Same to the Receipt to issue 42,412l. 9s. 3d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be by tallies on the 5th subscription payment due on March next on the Two Millions: and to be applied as follows: viz.
£s.d.
to clear the arrears of subsistence due to the Garrisons to July 30 last534980
to clear the arrear due for fire and candle to the Garrisons to 1698 April 1206983
for eight weeks' allowance for the Hospital at Chelsea to Oct. 23 last1200
to David Campbell, agent to the Troop of Scots Guards for their clearings from 1692 April 1 to 1693 April 11600
for so much remaining due to several Engineers for their pay to 1697 March 313430100
for six months' allowance to the families of Lord Galway's Regiment of Horse to 1st July 1697300
to complete the allowance of 50l. a month to the families of Meloniere's Regiment to 1696–7 Jan. 1262100
the like for Count Marton's Regiment262100
the like for Col. Bellcastle's Regiment262100
in part of 50l. 8s. 8d. remaining due for two days' pay in a year allowed by Ld. Meloniere's Regiment to the widows and orphans thereof to 1696–7 Jan. 12544
the like for Marton's Regiment2544
the like for Belcastle's Regiment2544
on account of the arrear of subsistence in Flanders due to the two Battalions of the Regiment of Foot Guards in part of 1,700l. taken up by Mr. Croxton1000
on account of the arrear of subsistence in Flanders for the officers of the Regiments of Bochan and Lorne being 800l. to each Regiment1600
on account of the arrear of subsistence in Flanders to discharge debts contracted by the several Regiments here in buying horses and raising recruits25000
£4241293
Ibid., p. 208.
Money warrant for 153l. 2s. 6d. to Samuell Powell, Serjeant-atArms attending the House of Commons; for his disbursements for coals, candles, sweets, mops, brooms &c. for the said House from 1697 Dec. 3 to 1698 July 5 and in reward for messengers for serving of orders by direction of the said House in same time. (Money order dated Nov. 9 hereon). Ibid., p. 210. Order Book V, p. 17.
Nov. 2Same for 230l. to James Chace for two years from 1692 Xmas to 1694 Xmas on his salary as Apothecary in ordinary to the King's person. Money Book XIV, p. 210.
William Lowndes to the Navy Treasurer (and to the Navy Commissioners) to apply as follows the residue of the money undisposed of the tallies on the Two Millions put into your hands for the service of the Navy: viz.
£
to Admiral Benbow on account of Contingencies for the West India Fleet500
to discharge workmen at Portsmouth [Yard]1300
for imprests and bills of exchange222161
£4022161
Disposition Book XIV, p. 260.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 210l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans on the Coal Duties: and is to be applied as follows viz.
£
to Col. Farrington, or the Agent of his Regiment lately disbanded, to discharge Capt. Phillips' debts in quarters; which is to be made good by stoppages out of said Phillips' half pay200
to Quarter Master Ditch in part of 24l. 14s. 4d. for his arrears in Shack's Regiment; and is to be paid to Mr. Vander Esch for him10
£210
Ibid., p. 263.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make out a bill for allowing to the Navy Treasurer in his accounts the sum of 4,826l. 5s. 0d. for the discount (at 5l. 12s. 6d. per cent.) of 85,800l. of tallies dated 1695–6 Feb. 8 on the Marriage Duties as certified by Andrew Corbett. Ibid., pp. 264, 265.
Same to Mr. Twitty to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Jacob Van Reissen concerning an annuity purchased by him. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 54.
Same to Mr. Digby to inform my Lords whether the following fee farms were vested in the Trustees for Sale of Fee Farms and whether they be already sold or not: viz.: a rent of 10l. per an. out of Sunning Hill Park payable by Sir Thomas Draper; a rent of 4l. 5s. 3d. per an. out of the manor of Windsor [under] Ore. Ibid, p. 56.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Frances Mallock widow, shewing that her husband Roger Mallock was collector of Excise for part of Devon and Somerset and by reason of the failure of Rawlin Mallock "the petitioner's cousin" Roger was disabled to pay about 2,200l. due to the King; that Rawlin assigned to Roger the equity of redemption of an estate worth 5,000l. mortgaged to Sir Edward Seymour for 3,500l. but no. person will purchase same because of the King's debt; further her husband was robbed of 564l. of the King's money; that her friends will raise 850l. if, for it, she may be discharged of the King's debt. Reference Book VII, p. 301.
Nov. 3.Money order for 58l. 17s. 6d. to Henry Ballow and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer Court, for receiving, sorting and joining 4710 tallies of loan and contributions levied at the Exchequer between 1697 Easter term and 1698 Easter term. (Money order dated Nov. 8 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 198. Order Book V, p. 18.
Same for 200l. to Richard Colinge to be distributed among the under clerks of the [Privy] Council (himself being one) for their great pains in writing several minutes of letters and orders to the Lords Lieutenants and Custodes Rotulorum and to the various public offices. (Money order dated Nov. 15 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 206. Order Book V, p. 29.
Same for 400l. to the Agents for Taxes (Phillip Ryley, James Dewy, William Clayton and Charles Dartiquenave) and to the executors of Thomas Hall, late a same, for half-a-year to Sept. 29 last on their salaries of 200l. each viz. 100l. each to the first three and 15l. 6s. 0d. to the said executors for 28 days salary from 1698 Lady day to the day of Hall's death and 84l. 14s. 0d. to the said Dartiquenave for the remainder of said half-year. (Money order dated Nov. 7 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 209. Order Book V, p. 16.
Same for 109l. 7s. 3d. to William Burton, clerk to the Agents for Taxes; 30l. thereof for the same half-year's salary to himself 10l. for a messenger for same time and 69l. 7s. 3d. for printed books for the surveyors of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages for their instructions and keeping their accounts; and for other incidents of the said Agents' Office: to be satisfied out of seizures of uncustomed goods in the Exchequer. (Money order dated Nov. 7 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 209. Order Book V, p. 16.
Same for 50l. to Richard Scott and 20l. to John Mitchell as reward for discovering and prosecuting Thomas Johnson and his wife and William Cole alias Wiseman for counterfeiting Exchequer Bills. (Money order dated Nov. 15 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 210. Order Book V, p. 45.
William Lowndes to the Marquess of Carmarthen. I have communicated to my Lords yours of yesterday. They have granted the office of Auditor of the Receipt to Mr. Christopher Montague for life as they conceive they had the right to do "and he being seized thereof as of his freehold if your Lordship hath any intention to proceed at law you will be pleased to know from himself his resolution as to the matter of privilege." Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 54.
Same to Mr. Hawson. My Lords are informed that you are about to distrain for the King on Major Gyll's tithes at Greys Brook [Greasbrough] in Yorkshire for a fee farm rent of 9l. 3s. 4d. per an. issuing thereout; but that same has been paid for several years past to the Duke of Leeds. Please forbear herein till the Duke's title be examined. Ibid.
Nov. 3.Same to Mr. Blathwayt. In yours of the 28th ult. you say you have twice intimated the King's pleasure for payment of a year's pension to the Duchess of Mazarin and that the King repeats this direction as he understands from her that she is in very great distress for want thereof. I have already acquainted you hereon ut supra p. 160. Ibid., p. 55.
The Treasury Lords to Mr. Morgan Whitley, Receiver General of Chester and North Wales. Notwithstanding your repeated promises of paying into the Exchequer your receipts there yet remains in your hands 7,000l. on the 3s. Aid, 1s. Aid and Subsidies, 1,500l. on the House Duties and 2,000l. on the Marriage Duties. If you do not forthwith pass your accounts and pay in process will issue against you. Ibid.
The like letter to Mr. Briggs, Receiver for Norfolk, for the moneys in his hands viz. 9,000l. on the same Aids and Subsidies, 1,700l. on Marriages and 3,500l. on Houses. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Francis Barry for one year as an officer to prevent frauds practised in the Thames above bridge, at 120l. per an. for himself horse and servants and to have the use of the coasting boats above bridge; according to your report of the 2nd inst. on the petition of the said Barry. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 2.
Nov. 4.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10,000l. to Thomas Neale on the unsatisfied order in his name as Master of the Mint: to be by tallies of anticipation on the fourth subscription payment due in January next of the Two Millions: and to be applied towards satisfying moneys due to private importers [of bullion] to the Mint in the Tower. Money Book XIV, p. 211.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,700l. to the Navy Treasurer on the unsatisfied order in his name: out of loans on the Coal Duties: and is to be paid to the Victualling Commissioners to be by them applied for imprests. Disposition Book XIV, p. 264.
Same to the Auditor of Crown Revenues for Wales to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Williams touching several fees alleged to be paid out of Crown revenues in Wales to the prejudice of the Crown. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 56.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Principal Officers of the Ordnance to my Lords touching a prosecution now on foot against one of their officers for a certain parcel of arms not marked with the King's mark which "he" [? the Master of the Ordnance] imported from Holland into the King's stores and which are seized by Mr. Hely and Mr. Vickers, Customs officers. Ibid.
Nov. 4.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the ship Two Freinds, Joseph Stroud master, and her lading, seized by one Ives under the Navigation Act for not being English built; being the same suggestions as were against the ship in 1695 on account of her fabric and structure, when she was ordered to be discharged. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 2.
Same to the Attorney General for a noli prosequi to the information against the above ship. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 136.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Benjamin Dewy (lately surveyor of Ipswich port) as landwaiter at Harwich loco Richard Foster removed to be surveyor at Ipswich.
Robert Thomas to be added to the boatmen at Torquay in Dartmouth port at 30l. per an. without incidents.
Thomas Palmer as Comptroller of his Majesty's Customs in New York loco Thomas Coker deceased: at the established salary. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 3.
Treasury reference to Thomas Neale, Dalby Thomas and John Thrale of the petition of Mary Littleton shewing that she was possessed of several [Malt] Lottery tickets Nos. 10535–9 payable at Michaelmas 1696 which are lost: therefore praying an order for satisfying same. Reference Book VII, p. 301.
Nov. 7.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 500l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be by tallies of anticipation on the fifth payment due in March next on the Two Millions: and to be applied towards answering the subsistence from Jan. 1 last to the Companies in New York. Money Book XIV, p. 211.
Treasury allowance of the salary bill, detailed, 1697 May 17 to 1698 May 17 of the officers (London and the Country) for the Duties on glass, tobacco pipes, &c.: total 6,328l. 0s. 7½d. Ibid., pp. 212–3.
Money warrant for 50l. to Thomas Shorter for his attendance on the Lords Justices of England, as Chamber keeper, for several years past. (Money order dated Nov. 15 hereon). Ibid., p. 218. Order Book V, p. 18.
Same for 450l. to Sir Francis Windham for three quarters to 1697 Xmas on his pension. Money Book XIV, p. 221.
Same for 300l. to Jane, widow of John, Lord Berkeley for 1½ years to 1698 [sic for 1697] Xmas on her annuity [in lieu of and until the payment in full of the usual dowry given by the Queen to her Maids of Honour on their marriage] as by the privy seal of 1695 May 23. (Money order dated Jan. 3 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 261. Order Book V, p. 41.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 133l. 6s. 8d. to Charles Bertie on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Ordnance: to be issued out of loans on the Coal Duties: and is to be paid to Capt. Waters in satisfaction of gunnage (pursuant to the Declaration of 1689 May 23) for 20 guns by him taken in the Suttle prize and delivered into the Ordnance Office. Disposition Book XIV, p. 266.
Nov. 7.Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to insert 240l. in your [next week's] memorial [for money for the Forces] for the Drummers and Fife of the King's Household on their usual allowance of 24l. per an. each formerly payable out of Army Contingencies; according to your report of Oct. 23 last on their petition. Out Letters (General) p. 57.
Same to Mr. D. Brien[ne]. Please bring to my Lords your bills relating to your petition for your extraordinary expenses for three years past as Housekeeper and Wardrobe keeper of Kensington Palace. Ibid.
Nov.
[? Dec.] 7.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to report concerning a rent of 4l. per an. which my Lords are informed is reserved to the Crown out of [Windsor] Under Ore and of 10l. a year out of Sunning Park. Ibid., p. 68.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed account [missing] of Consul Chamberlaine, Mr. Slocombe and Mr. Lee with a petition [missing] for 301l. 16s. 3d. due to them for the balance thereof [being] expended for the service of the Fleet when at Cadiz in 1696. Ibid.
Nov. 8.Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay (out of moneys of the second 3s. Aid in your hands) 415l. 10s. 4d. to the officers of Col. Brudenell's late Regiment for seven weeks' and three days' subsistence while they were on board the Fleet in the Straits with the Earl of Orford. Disposition Book XIV, p. 266.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 20l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of the Duties on Coals: and is to be paid to Mris. Mary Westcomb, widow of Major George Westcomb late of Brigadier Selwin's Regiment, in part of his arrears. Ibid., p. 267.
Same to the Transports Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Arthur Shallet of London merchant for payment of 3,172l. 4s. 8¼d. due to him for transporting the Army in 1697–8 from Holland, Flanders &c. to England, Scotland &c. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 57.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. De la Merie [Lamerie] for payment of the arrear of subsistence due to him as a Reformed Captain in Col. Marton's Regiment. Ibid., p. 58.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to have Mr. Richard Holmes instructed in the business of Excise, he being well recommended to my Lords; and to employ him as soon as qualified. Ibid.
Nov. 8.Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Ralph Williamson for allowance of 1,077l. 12s. 0d. for his charges in making his returns for the fourth 4s. Aid for Cos. York, Durham and Northumberland (being a double receipt) viz. in bringing his moneys by strong guards to the Mint at York and into the Exchequer: said sum representing one per cent on his receipt with some further allowances for returns by bills of exchange. Reference Book VII, p. 301.
Same to same of the petition of Nathaniell Rich, Receiver General of Taxes for Essex, shewing that by mistake he was not allowed, in his account of the above Aid, the deficiency of 671l. 1s. 0d. arising by the recoining of 20,131 ounces 10 dwt. of old hammered money which he paid into the Mint: therefore praying to be allowed same on his account of the 1s. Aid. Ibid., p. 302.
Same to same of the petition of Richard Tregear, Receiver of Taxes for Co. Cornwall, and of the several Collectors of the said county; praying that 171l. 18s. 2d. which is set in super on the said collectors "and charged on the said Receiver", which they received for the fourth 4s. Aid before May 4 by tale, may be received [similarly by tale] at the Exchequer and that process against them may be stayed. Ibid.
Nov. 9.Treasury warrant to the Receivers of the Two Millions to pay six per cent interest only for the principal sums of the tallies of anticipation levied on you (viz. 50,000l. levied on Sept. 9 last and 12,000l. levied on Sept. 16 last) and which are payable out of the fifth instalment payable in March next on the Two Millions. The said interest is to be computed from Oct. 24 last. Money Book XIV, p. 214.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 60l. to [the Dean of Westminster for] the French Ministers in the Savoy: to be issued out of Post Office money. Disposition Book XIV, p. 266.
Same to same to issue 200l. to Lord Edward Russell, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Chamber, to be issued out of Post Office money: and is to be paid to Bernard Smith, organ maker to the King, in part of 600l. for an organ to be put up in the new Chapel at Whitehall. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. Please let my Lords know what tallies and to what value are deposited in the Dutch Ambassador's hands and how much was borrowed in Holland theron. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 57.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Ralph Jackson, Collector of Bedford Division; and meantine to stay process against him. Ibid, p. 58.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of merchants and others concerning the woollen manufacture, praying an allowance to the Commissioners appointed to execute the Act for preventing exporting of wool and wool fells; viz. for their charges therein: said petition being referred to the Treasury from the Privy Council. Ibid., p. 59.
Nov. 9.Treasury reference to Henry Baker of the petition of Edmund Hornby gent, Deputy Clerk of the Crown for Lancashire, shewing that upon notice from his Majesty's Agents entrusted to prosecute Lord Molineux and others for high treason he was at Manchester Assizes with his clerk and two horses nine days and eight nights for which he has received no compensation or fees due to the office: therefore praying satisfaction. Reference Book VII, p. 301.
Nov. 9–19.Royal warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland dated "at our Court at the Hague" for a pension of 4s. a day to the widow of the late Capt. du Passy of the Earl of Galway's Regiment who was killed in service in Flanders: to be paid out of the pension of the late Lieut. Col. du Borduc ut supra p. 158. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 496.
Nov. 10.Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 14,098l. 4s. 5d. to Lord Edward Russell, on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Chamber: to be by tallies of anticipation on the instalments of the Two Millions due in Nov. 1699 and Jan. 1699– 1700: and is to be applied for clearing the establishment of his Office. Money Book XIV, p. 214.
Same to same to issue 40,000l. to Francis, Earl of Bradford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Cofferer of the Household: to be by like tallies as above: and is to clear what remains due in the Cofferer's Office to Xmas. last. Ibid., p. 215.
Same to same to issue 6,600l. to William, Earl of Portland on the unsatisfied order in his name as Keeper of the Privy Purse: to be by tallies of anticipation on the instalment of the Two Millions due in January next; and is intended (with 3,000l. lately issued) to complete an allowance of 600l. a week to the Privy Purse for 16 weeks July 18 last to the 7th inst. Ibid.
Money warrant for 6,104l. 17s. 8¼d. to Katherine, Queen Dowager, in part of 15,262l. 4s. 2½d. for 1¼ years to Sept. 29 last on her annuities of 10,972l. 19s. 3d. and 1,236l. 16s. 1½d., granted to her by the patents of 1672 Dec. 20 and 1674 Oct. 9: to be satisfied by tallies of anticipation on the instalment payable in 1699 Sept. of the Two Millions. Ibid., p. 216.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 3,948l. 11s. 4d. to Ralph, Earl of Montague on the unsatisfied order in his name as Master of the Great Wardrobe: to be by like tallies on the instalment payable in 1699 July of the Two Millions: and is to be applied for the satisfaction of tradesmen's bills who have furnished goods for his Majesty's service at Windsor Castle, Kensington and Hounslow according to his report of 1697, July 16. Ibid., p. 218.
Same to Reginald Marriot to pay (out of moneys in your hands of the rents of the late Visct. Preston's estate) 200l. to Henry Baker: to be applied for rewarding the tenants thereof for their services in relation thereto. Ibid., p. 220.
Nov. 10.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 3,400l. to the Navy Treasurer on the unsatisfied order in his name: to be issued out of loans on the Coal Duties: and is to be paid to the Victualling Commissioners to be applied by them to imprests. Disposition Book XIV, p. 267.
Treasury reference to Sir Thomas Trevor, Attorney General, of the petition of Thomas Riggs merchant shewing that he hired the ship Fortune to import stores from Norway which were imported and the Duty paid but by a difference between the owners of the ship it is pretended to be a foreign bottom and the owners [to be] Swedes whereupon one Bellamy has exhibited an information against petitioner in the Exchequer and demands 1600l. as the value of the said stores: therefore praying a noli prosequi, petitioner being wholly ignorant who were the owners. Reference Book VII, p. 302.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Bird shewing that being a collector of Excise, about 18 Feb. 1689–90 he paid to one of the agents of the Danish Forces then in England 100l. and took his bill for same on Mr. Harbord, then Paymaster of the Irish Forces, payable to the Excise Commissioners; which bill was accepted by Harbord and now lies in the Excise Office; that about April 1694 petitioner was discharged and on making up his accounts the Excise Commissioners refuse to allow said 100l. although other collectors were allowed bills drawn on the same account: therefore praying allowances of the same and stay of proceedings. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Prizes Commissioners to allow to Capt. James Moodie (towards his bond of 470l. 4s. 0d. for the produce of two prize ships) the following cravings viz. 203l. 10s. 0d. paid to Sir George Rooke pursuant to Treasury warrant; 140l. 1s. 4d. part of said prizes which Capt. Rigby detains in his hands; 11l. 15s. 0d. for commission and 3l. 12s. 0d. for charges: and upon his paying the balance of 111l. 5s. 8d. to deliver up and cancel the said bond. But you are to take care to prosecute Capt. Rigby for the recovery of the said 140l. 1s. 4d. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 136.
Report to the Treasury Lords by William Blathwayt on the papers ut supra p. 155 transmitted to the Treasury by Col. Nicholson, the late Governor of Maryland with this letter of May 26 last and the extract of the report of the Customs Crs. thereupon.
Hereupon Blathwayt reports that the paper marked No. I. contains copies from the books of the Assembly in Maryland of several accompts of the public revenues received within the district of Patuxent River in that Province in pursuance of Acts of Assembly there appropriating the same to particular uses in the country and to be issued only by order of the Assembly, to whom also the said revenues are to be accounted for.
By the said accompts there appears to have been raised in two years ended 1697 Dec. 11.
£s.d.
by an Impost upon liquors imported into the said District at 4d. per gallon, for building Court Houses, free schools, Bridewells &c.52430
by a Duty on negroes imported at 10s. each and white servants at 2s. 6d. each for the same uses284173
by a Duty upon the exportation of furs and provisions towards the maintenance of free schools53158
by an Additional Duty of 2s. per hogshead upon the exportation of tobacco as an annual present to the Governor: for the said two years31910
by a Duty of 10 per cent upon European commodities exported51210
in all£119719
By a further accompt from the Treasurer of the Eastern shore within the said District of the aforementioned revenues there or some of them, not mentioning upon which of them34113
in all£15392
Whereof
there has been paid to several persons, but not expressing for what uses83777
for allowance of 8 per cent. to the collectors7610
for allowance of 4 per cent, to the Treasurers40112
in all£953811¾
remaining for balance to be accompted for to the Assembly and [to be] issued by their warrants£5863
But as Col. Nicholson has not transmitted to your Lordships the copies of the vouchers nor of the Minutes of Assembly upon auditing these accompts before them, nor copies of the Acts of Assembly raising the said Duties, so neither do I find that Sir Thomas Lawrence who presented these papers has received any instruction or is otherways enabled to explain them in such manner as that they may be reduced to a certain state thereof for your Lordships' consideration. But having some time since given notice to the Governors and to the Collectors there of the want of authentical copies of all Acts and Public Orders relating to the revenues and of all accompts of the country revenues laid before Assembly pursuant to his Majesty's instructions in that behalf, I have lately received an accompt from Mr. Plater one of the Collectors that the same are preparing to be sent over and may be expected by the next ship: upon the receipt whereof I may be enabled to lay a perfect state of the accompts of the said revenues before your Lordships.
The paper No. 2 contains a list of causes tried in the Courts of Maryland upon bonds given by masters of ships pursuant to the [English] Acts of Trade, and hereby it appears that judgment has been given for the King upon the forfeiture of four bonds of 1000l. each and the Customs Commissioners [England] have proposed that what shall accrue to his Majesty by recoveries on such like prosecutions may go towards the maintaining the Establishment of officers lately settled in those parts for the better security of the Plantation Trade. I see no objection thereto.
The papers No. 3 and 4 contain an accompt of the Duty of 12d. per hogshead upon tobacco exported within the District of Potomac River from the 24th May 1697 to the 23rd March following and of the ships from which the said Duty had been received, viz. as follows:
£s.d.
from two ships cleared within the time of the accomptant's last account but not then come to his knowledge13120
from 6 vessels more within the time of this accompt26120
£4040
Whereof
the accomptant delivered to the Governor of Maryland bills of exchange received from masters of ships for the said Duty to be paid in England being for three fourths parts of the revenue of 12d. per hogshead pursuant to his Majesty's Instructions3130
the accomptant had likewise by order of the Governor, sent into England bills for the other fourth part of that Duty pursuant to his Majesty's Instructions, to buy arms for the public use of the Province10100
£41130
balance due to the accomptant upon this accompt£190
Hereof I am to say that no voucher for the receipt by any person here of the said one fourth part and no accompt of arms bought by the same are forthcoming. Notice has therefore been given to the collectors and to Col. Nicholson the late Governor of Maryland and answer was thereto returned that the said vouchers with the accounts and authentic copies of the relative Acts and orders should [would] be returned by the ships now expected home. On receipt thereof I shall be able to lay before your Lordships a perfect state of the accompts of the said revenue. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 17–20.
Nov. 11.Money warrant for 20l. to Thomas Heskith clerk for the charges of his transportation as chaplain to the Leeward Islands. (Money order dated Nov. hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 216. Order Book V, p. 17.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 50,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on any unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be by tallies of anticipation on the instalment of the Two Millions due in 1699 May: and is to be applied towards payment of arrears of subsistence in Flanders in part of 214,000l. for the said arrears. Money Book XIV, p. 216.
Nov. 11.Same to same to issue 8241l. 2s. 1d. as follows: by like tallies on the instalment due in 1699 July on the Two Millions: and is to be applied as follows viz.
£s.d.
to Henry Seigneur D'Auverquere, Master of the Horse, in part of 2500l. per an. for buying of horses2000
to ditto to complete 5876l. 7s. 6d. for one year's liveries to 1698–9 Jan, 1237676
to ditto for 1¼ years to 1697 Xmas on a pension of 2000l. per an. charged on the Duchy of Cornwall2500
to William Earl of Rochford, late Master of the Robes, to clear all debts incurred in his Office during the time he was Master thereof864147
£824121
Ibid., p. 217.
Same to same to issue 7972l. 10s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: by like tallies on the instalment due in 1699 Sept. on the Two Millions: and is to be applied as follows:
£s.d.
for Mr. Blathwait's warrant2242
for Col. Godfrey's allowance1300
for Major-General Trelawney's2044
for Lord Walden's warrant500
for Mr. George Clarke1047
for Col. Bynns419150
for Col. George Churchill419150
Ibid., p. 218.
Money warrant for 40l. to Thomas Pattrick, John Roberton, John Bradley and John Everson as reward for apprehending, near Hounslow Heath, John Longford who was committed for two highway robberies which he confessed but died of wounds in making a strong resistance before he could be brought to trial. (Money order dated Nov. 15 hereon). Ibid., p. 220. Order Book V, p. 23.
Same for 500l. to the Trustees for Exchequer Bills for so much allowed by them for discount of 10,000l. directed to be paid to them out of general loans [loans on the Exchequer in General] in money in the office of Henry Carew, one of the Tellers of the Receipt, on account of the allowance of 10 per cent on the third contract [for the circulating of Exchequer Bills], "which money [10,000l.] had been lent at the said discount and was so received by the said Trustees. The present payment is to be satisfied by tallies of anticipation on the instalment payable in 1698–9 January of the Two Millions. (Money order dated Nov. 19 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 223–4. Order Book V, p. 19.
Nov. 11.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 64,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on the third Quarterly Poll: and is to be applied towards the arrears of subsistence in Flanders and as in part of 214,000l. appropriated thereto. Disposition Book XIV, p. 268.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to apply (out of 10,000l. to be refunded to you by the Trustees for Exchequer Bills) 4,000l. towards discharging debts in quarters contracted by the out pensioners of Chelsea Hospital in the adjacent villages. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to attend the Treasury Lords this day week with the accounts of the late Contractors for the Hearthmoney. (The like notice to Mr. Row and partners and to Lady Wood). Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 58.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to order Mr. Fletcher and the rest of the Excise officers in the four Northern Counties to aid the officers under the Commissioners for Preventing Export of Wool. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Vanburg to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Eden, gardener, with Robert Bedoe's answer [missing] thereto. How much does the King pay for keeping the Privy Garden? Ibid., p. 59.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to report on the enclosed state of account [missing] of Philip Packer deceased, late Paymaster of the Works, viz. for 1683 March 31 to 1686 Dec. 24 the time of his death. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands]. The Dean and Chapter of Lichfield have petitioned my Lords shewing that there is a pension of 10l. per an. due to them out of the Exchequer, issuing out of Dunchurch in Warwickshire; 15l. per an. out of Ashley [Astley] and Moreton Co. Warwick; and 3l. 6s. 8d. per an. out of Condover Co. Salop: and that same are in arrear for several years: and therefore praying payment of same. Please enquire in whose possession the premises are and whether same should not be paid thereout. [direct]. Ibid., p. 63.
Treasury warrant to the Attorney General for a noli prosequi to the information exhibited against the ship Nostra Seniora de Aranzasa, now called the Ann and Hannah, belonging to Joseph Chamberlaine and John Tidcombe of London, merchants and seized for not being manned in accordance with the Navigation Act; the Customs Commissioners having reported that the petitioners have paid the Duties for the goods imported in her and satisfied the officer and are so discouraged that they will not run into the like error again. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 146.
Nov. 14.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1000l. to William Lowndes on the unsatisfied order in his name for secret service: to be by tallies of anticipation on the instalment payable in 1698–9 Jan. of the Two Millions. Money Book XIV, p. 220.
Nov. 14.William Lowndes to the Cofferer of the Household to apply 1500l. as follows out of the tallies in your hands of anticipation on the Two Millions: viz.
£
towards discharging the debt contracted for the entertainment of the Czar of Muscovy1000
to Mr. Frampton upon his allowance of 1000l. per an. for keeping [the King's] running horses; and is for half a year due at Michaelmas last500
£1500
Disposition Book XIV, p. 271.
Same to Mr. Clarke enclosing the account [missing] of Richard Hill Esq. of contingent charges in the Pay Office in Flanders from 1696–7 Jan. 1 to 1697 Dec. 31 amounting to 517l. 0s. 6d. as certified by Mr. Blathwayt to be just. Please procure a warrant to be signed by the Lords Justices, England, to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay same. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 61.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Lieut. Simon Young praying payment of 46l. 3s. 0d. due to him for subsistence from 1696 July 24 to 1698 April 26 as a Lieut. in Capt. Weemes's Company in New York. Ibid., p. 62.
Nov. 15.Warrant by the Lords Justices of England to Francis Nicholson, Lieut. and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, for allowing to William Bird, Auditor General of the revenues of said Colony, the sum of 2955l. 9s. 8½d. out of the 3333l. 9s. 6½d. remaining in his hands as the balance of his account of the revenue of quit rents ended 1697 May 31: the said sum being a deficiency of the revenue of 2s. per hogshead &c. ut supra p. 162–3 as having been accordingly advanced by the said Bird out of his own proper money: and William Blathwaite, on reference, having reported that Charles II by a sign manual dated 1684 July 25 to the Governor of Virginia declared his intention that the quit rents there arising should be applied towards the support of the Government of that Colony as the King should from time to time direct and that such royal direction issued on 1695 May 1 for payment of 765l. 3s. 0¼d. thereout. Kings Warrant Book XX, pp. 38d–38e. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) II, pp. 14–16.
Treasury allowance of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Excise Office for 1698 Sept. 29 quarter: total 1263l. 2s. 4¼d.
The like of the Malt Office incidents bill, detailed, for same time: total 125l. 6s. 10d.
The like of the Salt Office incidents bill, detailed, for same time: total 153l. 4s. 0d.
The like of the Leather Office incidents bill, detailed, for same time: total 200l. 17s. 4d.
Money Book XIV, pp. 221–3.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 65555l. 1s. 10½d. to Edward, Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: to be by tallies of anticipation on the Two Millions viz. 25500l. on the sixth instalment thereof payable in 1699 May; 25000l. on the seventh instalment payable in 1699 July; 10055l. 1s. 10½d. on the ninth instalment payable in 1699 Nov., and 5000l. on the tenth instalment payable in 1699–1700 January: and is intended for the wear and tear of the Navy and to be applied to the payment of bills in course. Money Book XIV, p. 224.
Nov. 15.Money warrant for 2000l. to Henry D'Nassau, Seigneur d' Auverquere for 1¼ years to 1697 Xmas on his annuity out of the Duchy of Cornwall revenue as by the great seal of 1695 Dec. 7: to be satisfied by tallies on the seventh instalment due 1699 July of the Two Millions, by reason that the revenue of the said Duchy has of late fallen so low as to be unable to pay said annuity further than to 1696 Sept. 29. Ibid., p. 226.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to apply to the Deficient Funds as follows the sum of 23411l. 14s. 11½d. in accordance with the Act [8–9 Wm. III, c. 20] for making good the Deficiencies of various Funds: the said sum being certified as received between 1698 Oct. 18 and Nov. 15 on branches of the revenue as follows viz.
£s.d.
on the Window Act1044925
on Additional Impositions70037
on the New Duty on Salt31191411
on the Duty on [Stamped] Paper continued2839104
£234111411½
the distribution thereof to be as follows viz.
Deficiencies thereof as computed by Act of Parliament.How they stood upon the Register the 15th of November, 1698.The proposed distribution.
£s.d.£s.d.£s.d.
First 4s. Aid5562210555622105252611¼
Third 4s. Aid4073720340282703848211½
Fourth 4s. Aid9171011389844567416013
Second Quarterly Poll80275134887751344050
Three-fourths of the Customs2134471592114471599687
Salt Duty1711500001590746166776413
Two-thirds of the Additional Excise16000000134054111172517
Additional Impositions4451777444000000201913
Vellum and Parchment Duties224114723560117101615
Marriage Duties6480000064800000293916
Wines, Vinegar, &c. Duties1461811914618119663310
Tonnage and Poundage14266671426667647410¼
516045914499436919234111411½
Money Book XIV, pp. 245–6.
[William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue 470l. out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise on orders as follows: viz.
£
to Mr. Hesketh, clerk20
to Thomas Shorter50
to me [Lowndes] for secret service400
£470
Disposition Book XIV, p. 268.
Nov. 15.Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to apply (out of 10,000l. to be refunded to you by the Trustees for Exchequer Bills) 54l. 12s. 3d. to discharge the quarters in Lincolnshire due from some of the Officers of Col. Farrington's Regiment disbanded: in order to recoup same [to the King] the half pay of said officers is to be stopped. Ibid., p. 269.
Same to Mr. Pepys to report on the enclosed copy of an article or craving extracted from the demands of Sir Josiah Child and partners, late Contractors for the Victualling the Navy.
Appending: said extract, craving allowance of 5196l. 8s. 0d. for extraordinary charges in transporting of victuals; shewing that by their contract, delivery was to be at such places and in such proportions as their estimates and distributions do direct; that they provided accordingly but that in the beginning of 1672 before it was possible to make provision at Portsmouth a very great demand was made there for supply of the Fleet then under Sir Robert Holmes and by the King's express command provisions were sent from London; also in the same year all the provisions allotted for the port of London were demanded at the first going out of the Fleet, by which means the 25 ships [which were] returned from sea and were ordered to be recruited, could not be supplied otherwise than by bringing stores from other ports, which was resolved upon after a debate in presence of the King, the Navy Commissioners being then also present; further that in May 1693 they [the said Contractors] were directed to freight ships for transporting beer to the Fleet from Ipswich and in August following a whole month's provisions were ordered to be sent to the Fleet, which could not be effected but by transporting provisions from Portsmouth, Ipswich, &c.: that by the terms of their contract extraordinary freight is to be allowed them where the King's occasions do require their sending provisions beyond the limit of any port and such extraordinary freight did amount to more than the sum demanded as above as is sworn by Sir Josiah Child and Benjamin Gauden. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 60.
Same to Mr. Clarke to report on the enclosed report [missing] by Mr. Pauncefort touching Capt. Martin Laycock's demands for pay and other services, contingent charges &c. Ibid., p. 61.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Brigadier Hastings praying payment of 400l. remaining due to clear his arrears to 1692. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Archibald Hutcheson, agent to Col. Colt's Regiment in the Leeward Islands, praying payment of the arrear of subsistence due to the said Regiment so that petitioner may be reimbursed 400l. which he expended for that Regiment. Ibid., p. 62.
[?]The Treasury Lords to the Marquess of Carmarthen. By your message to us through Mr. Lowndes we thought you intended to proceed against the holder of the office [of Auditor of the Receipt] which you claim. As you are now advised by Counsel that you must give us some trouble we shall answer you when you let us know in what manner you intend to proceed against us. Ibid.
Nov. 15.William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of Sir Rice Rudd shewing that there is an arrear of debt due to Robert Davies formerly agent to the Duke of Schomberg's Regiment, for money which he furnished to the officers thereof, and that the said Davies is indebted to Rudd in 303l. which Rudd is willing to take out of the said arrear. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 62.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to discharge and vacate the bonds given in Virginia by David Robertson, master of the Swan in April 1697; upon his paying to the Customs Cashier here 101l. 6s. 0½d. for the ½d. per lb. Duty of salved tobacco which he landed in Scotland being wrecked on the island of Lough Swaine [Swinan] in Scotland, she sailing north round Ireland for Whitehaven but being forced ashore in said loch by French privateers as is certified by the Customs officers of Glasgow: the necessity being such that the case is not like to be made a precedent. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 3–4.
Treasury reference to the Stamps Commissioners of the petition of David Griffith shewing that he served the Crown in several capacities since the Restoration and for 14 years past has been messenger of the Duchy of Cornwall but being 70 years and upwards has quitted same not being able to travel so long and tedious journeys: therefore praying a stamper's place in the Stamp Office. Reference Book VII, p. 302.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Eglesham of Bristol, merchant, praying satisfaction for the cargo of the ship John and Thomas, wrongfully seized. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 462.