Warrants etc.
February 1699, 1-15

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'Warrants etc.: February 1699, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 14: 1698-1699 (1934), pp. 259-273. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83010 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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February 1699, 1-15

Feb. 1.Royal warrant, dated Kensington, under the King's sign manual to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Treasury to take in loans, not exceeding 800,000l. in all, on the Exchequer in General on the Act [10 William, c. 1] for Disbanding the Army: at 7 per cent.: to be registered in course as provided in said Act. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 67.
Royal sign manual for 600l. to Thomas Vincent Esq. as royal bounty out of the moneys that shall be brought into the Exchequer on the super of 1800l. set upon the proprietors of the New River Water in 1. Wm. and Mary in the account of Charles Duncombe, Receiver General of the Poll for London and Middlesex: he having already been granted by the royal sign manual of 1694 April 18, the sum of 1200l. out of the said arrear: and he having represented that he has been at great expense in prosecuting the said proprietors to oblige them to pay the said money into the Exchequer (Money warrant dated Feb. 7 hereon) (Money order dated Feb. 11 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 68. Order Book V, p. 51.
Feb. 1.Royal sign manual for 750l. to James Vernon, Principal Secretary of State, for secret service: without account. (Money warrant dated Feb. 7 hereon). (Money order dated Feb. 14 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XX, p. 68. Order Book V, p. 52.
Same for 100l. to Joost, Earl of Albemarle, Master of the Robes: as imprest for the service of the Robes. (Money warrant dated Feb. 7 hereon) (Money order dated Feb. 14 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 69. Money Book XIV, p. 307. Order Book V, p. 52.
Same for 30,000l. to William, Earl of Portland, Keeper of the Privy Purse: without account; for the use and service of the Privy Purse. (Money warrant dated Feb. 7 hereon). (Money order dated Feb. 14 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 69. Money Book XIV, p. 307. Order Book V, p. 52.
Same for 1570l. 17s. 6d. to the following (Lottery pensioners) on royal bounty: to be paid out of the rent of the Lotteries: viz.
£s.d.
Eleanor Needham, alias Smith30000
Jane Berkley20000
Kath. and Mary Armstrong20000
William Fanshaw20000
Capt. John Richards20000
Susanna Leighton10000
Sir Charles Slingesby4000
Eliz. Slingesby2000
Ann Duke for herself and children45126
Capt. Kettleby's grandchildren36100
Capt. Baker36100
Capt. Wilkinson1850
Ann Ashbury2000
Ann Collins3000
Mris. Ross and her 3 daughters9000
Widow Buss2000
Edward Duke2400
(Money warrant dated Feb. 7 hereon). (Money order dated Feb. 11 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 70. Order Book V, p. 53.
Money warrant for 74l. 19s. 0d. to Henry Ballow and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains for joining tallies in the Exchequer Court, for their service in receiving from the Tally Court the foils and counterparts of 6170l. [sic for 6170 tallies] of loan, or for reversions of annuities and other tallies levied at the Exchequer between Easter 1698 and Michaelmas 1698, in sorting and joining such of same as were in course of payment in order to their being cancelled: same being at the rate usually allowed to the Deputy Chamberlains (Money order dated Feb. 3 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 302. Order Book V, p. 49.
Feb. 1.Same for 1070l. 12s. 0d. to the officers and clerks of the Tally Court in full of their fees for preparing, entering and levying and examining tallies of loan and other tallies levied and stricken without fees from Easter 1697 to Michaelmas 1698. (Money order dated Feb. 3 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 302. Order Book V, p. 49.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to pay 3520l. 7s. 7d. to Edward, Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name for the Navy: to be by tallies on the 4th payment due on the — January last on the Two Millions: and to be paid over to Sir Cloudesley Shovell to discharge the quarters as follows of the second Marine Regiment lately commanded by him: said quarters being for the period 1696 April 1 to 1698 Sept. when the regiment was broke and being due to the inhabitants of towns as follows: viz., London and Southwark, 1102l. 1s. 0½d.; Rochester, 445l.; Southampton, 270l. 17s. 3d.; town and borough of Daunton [Taunton], 43l. 17s. 8d.; Barking and Ilford, 98l. 16s. 0d.; Croydon, 22l.; Chesson [Chesham], 135l. 13s. 0d.; Chatham, 42l.; Stratford and towns adjacent, 118l. 8s. 7½d.; West Ham and Plaistow, 55l. 15s. 6d.; Woolwich, 422l. 4s. 1d.; Fareham, 4l. 9s. 4d.; Poole, 16l. 16s. 9d.; Deptford, 177l. 6s. 4d.; Greenwich, 11l. 5s. 0d.; Stroud, 7l. 9s. 2d.; Bromley, 56l. 2s. 8d.; Gravesend, 312l. 2s. 9d.; Grays and Horndon, 65l. 4s. 6d.; Feversham, 112l. 17s. 11d. Money Book XIV, p. 304.
Same to same to pay to same on the like order 1000l.: by tallies on the 6th payment due in May next of the Two Millions: and is to be paid over to William Culliford and Antho. Evernden on account of sail cloth by them provided for the service of the Navy. Ibid, p. 305.
Money warrant for 361l. 9s. 5d to Charles Battely as in full (with 95l. paid to him by Aaron Smith, late Treasury Solicitor) of his fees and expenses in several causes between 1692 Michaelmas and 1698 Easter as Clerk in Court for the Crown between the bankers and the Attorney General both in the Exchequer Court and the Exchequer Chamber. (Money order dated Feb. 14 hereon). Ibid, p. 306. Order Book V, p. 51.
Same for 1000l. to Nicholas Baker: upon account: for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated Feb. 7 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 307. Order Book V, p. 50.
William Lowndes to Mr. Barker [Deputy King's Remembrancer]. My Lords direct that in lieu of the fee of 6s. 8d. per 100l. to the Master of the King's Remembrancer's Office upon taking securities no more than 3s. 4d. per 100l. be taken for the security of John and Thomas Crisp Esqrs. for their office of Collector Outwards, London port as below. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 81.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing an extract [missing] of a letter from the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations, touching certain accompts of goods and merchandises yearly imported to and exported from London. Please have the said accompts made up forthwith and sent to the said Commissioners. Ibid.
Feb. 1.William Lowndes to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes to report on the enclosed extract [missing] of a letter from Mr. Stoughton, Lieut. Governor of Massachusetts Bay, transmitted from the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 81.
Same to the Earl of Montague [Master of the Great Wardrobe] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Phillip Gibbard, upholsterer, praying payment of 1695l. 5s. 3d. due for furnishing his Majesty's house at Hounslow, his Majesty's bedchamber and dressing room at Windsor and other lodgings. Ibid, p. 82.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities, detailed, of John and Thomas Crispe, for their office of Collector Outwards of the Customs and Subsidies of Tonnage and Poundage in the port and city of London.
Prefixing: Report by R. Barker, Deputy King's Remembrancer on the sufficiency of said securities, Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 162–3.
The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Romney [Master of the Ordnance] to make forth bills or debentures to repay to clerks and other inferior ministers and attendants in the pay of the Office of Ordnance of less than 60l. per an. salary their respective assessments to last year's Land Tax. Ibid, p. 163.
Feb. 1.
[misdated 10 Wm. III].
The sixth contract for circulating Exchequer Bills (being on the lines of the fifth and fourth and other preceding contracts ut supra Tr. Cal. XIII, pp. 264, 320. Ibid, pp. 192–9.
Feb. 1.
At our Court at Kensington.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland for a patent to pass the great seal of Ireland for a grant to Capt. Richard Fitzpatrick of all the Crown's right and title in the estate which belonged to Barnaby, Lord of Upper Ossory or Bryan, late Lord of Upper Ossory and descended to James Fitzpatrick and is become forfeited by his outlawry or attainder: to hold to the said Richard his heirs etc. for ever as of the Castle of Dublin in free and common socage but charged with the payment of 25l. per an. to Dorothy Lady Dowager of Upper Ossory relict of Lord Barnaby for life: the said Richard having petitioned shewing that in consideration of the circumstances and sufferings of Bryan late Baron of Upper Ossory the King ordered the reversal of the outlawry against his deceased uncle Barnaby Lord of Upper Ossory which was accordingly done and Bryan was restored to said estate but died without issue within 3 months thereafter and before he received anything thereout: whereby in course of law the said estate ought to come to one James Fitzpatrick who is now and for some years past has been in the French service, by means whereof the said estate is again forfeited: and that petitioner being nearly related to the said Bryan did lay out more than the value of the estate in supporting " his" [Bryan's] poor mother and sisters and in getting him restored: and that said estate was formerly set for 25l. per an. and is not now worth more than 60l. per an. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 478–9.
Feb. 1.Same to same for a same for a grant to Major General William Steuart of the forfeited lands as follows for 99 years at the quit and crown rents payable thereout at the time of the forfeiture: together with the arrears and mesne profits thereof: all by reason that on stating the accounts of the said Steuart's Regiment to 1691 Dec. 31 the sum of 6905l. 3s. 3d. remains due to it for the service in Ireland, of which 3537l. 12s. 8d. is due to said Steuart including 2097l. which he advanced in ready money to subsist the officers and soldiers under him for which sum he pays 10 per cent. interest in Ireland and further he underwent great loss in discounting the tallies which were given him for the clothing of his Regiment, making his debt in all to above 7500l. as well as the loss of his right arm in the service there and his chargeable expedition into Spain and afterwards into Ireland to regulate the army and militia and review the forts and garrisons when an invasion was threatened from France.
Appending: schedule of said lands to a total of 751l. 18s. 6¾d. clear yearly value.
Co. Down: Upper Iveagh Barony.
110 acres in Curraghrody alias Carrigrovady forfeited by Thomas Peppard; gross value 12l.; quit rent, 1l. 9s. 8d.; clear value, 10l. 10s. 4d.
Co. Westmeath: Farbill Barony.
624 acres and 249 acres unprofitable in Ballyoughter; 191 acres in Ballyughter; 722 acres in Clonfadd; 282 acres in Rattin; 98 acres one part of Corbetstown; 76 acres in Bogin Battin; 835 acres in Grangebeg and — acres in Kilcoline: in all 3074 acres; gross value 600l.; quit rents, 62l. 4s. 9d.; incumbrances, 281l. 8s. 0d.; clear value, 256l. 7s. 3d. The incumbrances are 2260l. to Tho. Hussey and a fine levied by Darcy to Hussey on all these lands; 219l. mortgage to said Hussey; 20l. per an. rent charge; 10l. per an. annuity out of Ballyeighter to Margaret Bret for life: all being lands forfeited by Nich. Darcy and Thomas Bellew by judgment for 389l.
Queen's County: Upper Ossory Barony.
118 acres in Akip; 22 acres in Ballycoolbeg; 118 acres in Ballintaggart and Kilvertine; 131 acres in Ralune: gross value 50l.; quit rent, 6l. 14s. 10d.: clear value, 43l. 5s. 2d. being forfeited lands of Walter Bryan.
Co. Roscommon: Barony of Roscommon.
170 acres, being one quarter of Kilreagh; 118 acres in Kiltrushard and Pouldoghan; 72 acres in Tullin and Keely: gross value 55l.; quit rent 3l. 12s. 10d.; incumbrances 12l. 16s. 6d.; clear value 38l. 11s. 2d.: being forfeited lands of Thomas Lacey.
Co. Louth: Artherdee [Ardee] Barony.
120 acres in Skirrow; gross value 45l.; quit rent 3l. 18s. 7d.; incumbrances 9l. 10s. 3d.; clear value 28l. 11s. 2d.; being forfeited lands of Nicho Peppard.
Co. Armagh: Fews Barony.
120 acres in Cavanahanlan part of Dorsey; 40 acres in Dremaltenemuck; gross value 20l.; quit rent 2l. 3s. 2d.; incumbrance 4l. 9s. 2d. to the discoverer; clear value 13l. 7s. 8d.; being forfeited lands of Bryanbawne Murphy.
Co. Clare:
32 acres in Dronvis in Bunratty Barony: gross value, 6l.; quit rent 9s. 6¼d.; incumbrance 1l. 7s. 6½d. to the discoverer; clear value, 4l. 2s. 11½d.
270 acres in Ardelony in Tulla Barony: gross value, 54l.; quit rent 4l. 2s. 0d.; incumbrance 9l. (being 180l. judgment to Thomas Bouchier): being all forfeited lands of Florence McNemara.
24 acres in Roslumane and Graghnonagh in Bunratty Barony: gross value 4l. 10s.; quit rent 7s. 5d.
88 acres in Dromscale in Tulla Barony: gross value, 13l.; quit rent 1l. 6s. 9d.; incumbrances 3l. 19s. 0d. to the discoverer; clear value of the 2 items 11l. 17s. 0d.: being forfeited lands of William Creagh.
144 acres in Knockshanboe in Tulla Barony: gross value 21l.; quit rent 2l. 3s. 9d.; incumbrance 6l. (for a 60l. mortgage to Donogh Bryen): clear value 12l. 16s. 3d.: being forfeited lands of Francis Arthur.
121 acres in Glankean and 101 acres in Tullacomon, both in Inchiquin Barony: gross value 32l.; quit rent 3l. 7s. 5d.; incumbrances 2l. 3s. 7d. and 6l. 12s. 3d. to the discoverer: clear value 19l. 16s. 9d.: being forfeited lands of Donogh McNemare by lease for 99 years.
Co. Armagh: Tovirana [Tiranny] Barony.
300 acres in Braghy alias Braghwy: gross value 20l.; quit rent 1l. 10s. 0d.; incumbrance 4l. 12s. 6d. to the discoverer: clear value 13l. 17s. 6d., being forfeited lands of Patr. White by mortgage from Hen. Hovenden for 200l.
Co. Antrim: Dunluce Barony.
376 acres and 659 acres unprofitable being one quarter of Corkey; and 530 acres being 2 quarters of Ballywyany: gross value 155l.; incumbrance [?quit rent] 7l.; clear value 74l. [sic]: being forfeited lands by Sir James McDonnell by lease from the Marquis of Antrim for 14 years to come.
Co. Clare: Inchiquin Barony.
53 acres being 3½ quarters of Cossatrina alias Crogan alias Caragh: gross value 8l.; quit rent 16s. 1d.; incumbrance 1l. 16s. 0d. to the discoverer: clear value 5l. 7s. 11d.: being forfeited land of John Stephenson.
Dublin City.
One house called the London Prentice and the London Tavern in Fishamble Street: gross value 20l.; quit rent 1l. 10s. 0d.
One tenement in St. James's Street in possession of Peter Duffe: rent 2l. 10s. 0d.; quit rent 3s. 9d.
One house in possession of James Martin in Francis Street and some waste ground adjoining thereto and one other house in the possession of Mrs. Lock: both of the rent of 15l.; quit rent 1l. 2s. 6d.: the total incumbrances in the said 5 items being 17l. 6s. 10½d. per estimate ("this estate is subject to many Protestants judgments which were computed to amount to half the value"): clear value 17l. 6s. 10½d., being forfeited estate of James Talbot.
Co. Dublin.
60 acres part of Butchers lease and a parcel of land called Shirt Acre: gross value 93l.; incumbrances 90l. 12s. 0d. (90l. per an. chief rent payable to Mr. Wilson. This is in custodiam to Mris. Wandesford for a year from May 1699 at the quit rent which amounts to 103l. [sic] which being deducted and the lease value at 8 years' purchase is computed to be equal to an estate of inheritance of 2l. 8s. 0d. per an.): clear value, 2l. 8s. 0d.: being forfeited land of Hum. Holdcraft, by lease from Jo[h]n Wilson for 41 years from May, 1688.
Co. Roscommon.
62 acres in Killetian alias Killetihan and 50 acres in Carrowreagh and Kill mccogh, in Ballintober Barony; gross value 16l.; quit rents 1l. 2s. 6d.; incumbrances 4l. mortgage to Patric Cruse and 2l. 14s. 3d. to the discoverer: clear value 8l. 3s. 4d. being forfeited lands of Garret Dalton.
265 acres in Ballagh and 120 acres in Coolenecaltry in Athlone Barony; gross value 55l.; quit rents 4l. 7s. 11d.: clear value 50l. 12s. 1d., being forfeited lands of Hugh Kelly.
165 acres in Carnagh East and West in Athlone Barony: gross value 25l.; quit rent, 1l. 13s. 1d.: clear value 23l. 6s. 11d. being forfeited lands of James Dillon.
Co. Clare.
154 acres being one quarter of Nowane; 53 acres being one quarter of Fire McAbrin; 24 acres in Litters alias Knocknemelloge; 110 acres in Gortenenaph; 104 acres in Caher McAjure; 132 acres in Kilnoe and 40 acres in Carrowrooleranagh alias Magherycoleranaghicar: all in Inchiquin Barony: gross value 11l.; incumbrances 2l. 15s. 0d., and 16l. to the discoverer: clear value 7l. 9s. 0d. (the incumbrance being one year's value of a custodiam to William Wandesford): being forfeited lands of Jo[h]n Stephenson by lease from Lord Inchiquin.
185 acres in Craigroe in Tulla Barony gross value 18l.; quit rent, 2l. 16s. 2d.; incumbrance 1l. 10s. 0d. for the value of one year's custodiam [to William Wandesford] ut supra: clear value 13l. 13s. 10d., being forfeited lands of Donogh McFinin Carthy.
75 acres in Clontra and 75 acres in Ardskea in Tulla Barony: gross value, 22l.; quit rent, 2l. 15s. 6½d.; clear value, 19l. 14s. 5½d., being forfeited lands of Richard Grace.
Co. Galway: Ross Half Barony.
122 acres in Ballybogane alias Ballynenagh alias Ballaboghin; gross value 12l.; quit rent 1l. 4s. 8¼d., clear value 10l. 15s. 3¾d.: being forfeited lands of Richard Bourk Fz. Miles.
60 acres in Annagh, alias Annaghbegg: gross value, 6l.; quit rent 12s. 1½d.; clear value 5l. 7s. 10½d., being forfeited lands of Edmund Bourk.
Co. Kildare: Clane Barony.
82 acres being the moiety of Coolecarrigan alias Coolecheragon; gross value, 30l.; quit rent, 1l. 13s. 2¼d. (incumbrance not stated, estimated at 3 years' purchase): clear value 8l. 10s. 0d., being forfeited lands of Hen. FitzGerald in right of his wife.
Co. Cork: Duhallow Barony.
Mortgage for 120l. on the 420 acres of the lands of Clongalcont: yearly value 12l.; quit rent 18s.; clear value 11l. 2s. 0d, being forfeited by John Roe Barret. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 479–82.
Feb. 2.William Lowndes to Lord Coningsby to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the physicians, surgeons, purveyor and other officers of the Hospital of the Army in Ireland, praying payment of 342l. 17s. 3½d., due to them for 2 months' service on their several allowances. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 80.
Feb. 3.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to take in loans up to 800,000l. on the Act for Disbanding ut supra p. 259 registering the orders of repayments in course etc. ut ibid. Money Book XIV, p. 306.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 12864l. 2s. 0d. (out of the Civil List moneys) to Edward Nicholas for the service of the late Queen's servants and family viz.: 10,709l. 2s. 6d. to to clear the servants in her establishment for 3 quarters to 1697 Xmas and 2154l. 19s. 0d. for 1698 June 24 quarter on the list of yearly charities given by her. Disposition Book XIV, p. 296.
Same to Sir John Talbot. Mr. Topham has paid the purchase money for 2 fee farm rents in Berks. amounting to 14l. 5s. 3d. per an. You refuse to execute the Commission alleging that all such fee farm rents as remain unsold should be reserved for reprisals and as a security for the covenants of the [Fee Farm] Trustees. My Lords think he ought to have his conveyances. But before any more [such] rents are conveyed by you my Lords desire you to represent what rents have been doubly conveyed so that care may be taken of reprisals. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 82.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to recover as soon as may be the debt owing by Andrew Clayton late a collector of Excise. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes enclosing a representation [missing] from the [Assessment] Commissioners of the Land Tax for Co. Devon to the Treasury Lords touching a deficiency in an assessment of the Hundred of Clifton and the contempt of certain assessors shown to the said Commissioners' warrant for re-assessing same. You are to advise with the Attorney or Solicitor General thereon and particularly as to the fine therein mentioned to be imposed on the said assessors but without naming them, whether the same be sufficient to ground process against them. Ibid, p. 83.
Feb. 4.Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the King's servants belonging to the Castle and Forest of Windsor praying that their several pensions, fees and salaries may be paid them as usual out of the revenue of that Castle, "the Receiver of that revenue not having paid any money to the petitioners since Michaelmas 1697, alleging the same to be lately granted away." Ibid, p. 85.
Feb. 6.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2341l. to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber: to be paid over to the Master of the Buckhounds for one year ended at Xmas 1698. Disposition Book XIV, p. 297.
Feb. 7.Treasury warrant to Thomas Neale, Master and Worker of the Mint, to pay 229l. 14s. 2d. to Robert Yate (Yates) for disbursements in taking into the Mint at Bristol from several private importers divers parcels of old hammered silver money and wrought plate to be coined after the 4th of Nov. 1696 and for salaries and allowances to officers employed in melting, paying out and accounting for same.
Appending: particulars of said Yates's bill. Money Book XIV, p. 309.
Same to the Receipt to distribute and apply towards deficiencies as below the sum of 16,073l. 15s. 7½d. received between 1698–9 Jan. 10 and Feb. 7 inst. on the Window Act (7,833l. 8s. 9d.) on Additional Impositions, (4,129l. 17s. 9¾d.) on the New Duty on salt (1,349l. 11s. 7d.) and on the Continued Duty on paper (2,761l. 8s. 9d.): the application to be as follows:—
Fund.Deficiencies as computed by Act of ParliamentHow they stood upon the Register the 7th Feb. 1698–9The distribution
£s.d.£s.d.£s.d.
First 4s. Aid55622105556221051735
Third 4s. Aid4073720340282703126817
Fourth 4s. Aid91710113289844567285611
Second Quarterly Poll89275134887751342781
Three Quarters Customs2134471592114471596641611¼
Salt1711500001590746166533019
Two thirds of the Additional Excise1600000013055411114987
Additional Impositions4451777444000000138612
Vellum & Parchment2241147235601176981
Marriages648000006480000020187
Wines, Vinegar, &c.14618119146181194556
Tonnage and Poundage142666714266674447
5160459144990869191607315
Ibid, pp. 310–11.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to make forth bills on the Navy Treasurer for the 3,520l. 7s. 7d. for subsistence of the Marine Regiments ut supra p. 260 after examining the accounts ut ibid and likewise the 2,438l. 4s. 0d. ut supra p. 258, a month's subsistence, to same from Jan. 29 last. Disposition Book XIV, p. 297.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing an extract [missing] of a letter from Secretary Vernon relating to a French vessel stopped at Yarmouth, being laden with wool from Scotland. Report to my Lords thereon. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 83.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Bird shewing that the said Commissioners by order dated 1689–90 Feb. 13 directed him to pay 100l. to the head officer of the Danish Forces at Oxford and to draw bills on William Harbord for same, which he did and sent the bill to the Excise Office but neglected to attend the Commissioners and shew them said order and is accordingly charged with said sum. Reference Book VII, p. 313.
Feb. 8.
At our Court at Kensington.
Royal sign manual for 300l. to Sir Thomas Littleton bart., for 1698 Dec. 6 to 1698–9 Feb. 3 on his allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons. (Money warrant dated Feb. 15 hereon). (Money order dated Feb. 16 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 60. Money Book XIV, p. 312. Order Book V, p. 53.
Same for 60l. to John Christmas: as royal bounty: to be paid out of the following compositions for exporting of wool viz. by Stephen Brett 40l.; — Lancaster, 10l.; Thomas Edwards 10l. (Money warrant dated Feb. 8 hereon). (Money order dated Feb. 17 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 62. Money Book XIV, p. 303. Order Book V, p. 55.
Money warrant for 100,000l. to Robert Crompton (who is appointed to pay the tickets and benefits under the Act for the Duties on Malt, Mum, etc.): as imprest for such payment. (Money order dated Feb. 13 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 308. Order Book V, p. 54.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 500l. to Hen. Baker on the unsatisfied order in his name: for Crown Law charges.
500l. to Thomas Lloyd for one week's allowance to the 4th inst on 9,306l. 5s. 3½d. arrears ut supra p. 250.
400l. to Hen. de Nassau for same week on the allowance for the extraordinaries of the Stables ut supra p. 258.
800l. to the Earl of Bradford, Cofferer of the Household, for same week for emptions ut supra p. 258.
300l. to the Earl of Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe for same week for emptions ut supra p. 252.
400l. to Casper Frederick Henning for same week's allowance towards the arrears due to the Gardens.
600l. to the Earl of Portland for same week for the Privy Purse. Disposition Book XIV, pp. 297, 298, 299, 301, 303.
Same to same to issue 600l. to the Treasurer of the Chamber on the unsatisfied order in his name, to be paid over to the three messengers [of the Chamber] attending the King's ambassadors in France, being 200l. each. Ibid, p. 299.
Same to same to receive from Lawrence Ambrose, Receiver General for Co. Berks., 13,097 guineas at the rate of 22s. each he having sworn that they were received at that rate before Feb. 16 last in payment of the 3s. Aid in said County. Ibid XV, p. 15.
Feb. 8.Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Matthew Deane, shewing that he was bound for Thomas Smith, late exciseman at Baldock in Herts. who was turned out and petitioner is charged with a debt of 20l. to the King as surety and is thrown into Wood Street Compter: therefore praying in consideration of his poverty that bills due to petitioner for quartering soldiers may be accepted for the said debt. Reference Book VII, p. 312.
Same to Henry Baker of the case of John Jemmet gent plaintiff against Nicholas Miles defendant for lading 400 weight of wool for transportation for which he hath forfeited 600l.: Miles to prove himself not guilty says there was wool carried over his land being near the sea but he was not there and brings Mary Chalker and William Cleave to prove that he was not from home the day (viz., 12 Nov. 1697) that the wool was shipped, and can prove that for 3 years past he has sold his wool to John Humphrey of Hastings. Ibid, p. 313.
Treasury warrant to Thomas Newton Esq., Woodward of the Whittlewood and Salcey Forest, to set out sufficient course trees for the gateing, posting, stileing and cabining of the coppices called Madiron in the walk of — Gibbs, keeper, in Salcey Forest and Old Coppice in Hanger Walk and Buckingham Thick and Birch coppices in Sholebrook walk in Whittlewood Forest which are of above 21 years' growth and fit to be felled this season and exposed to sale for the Queen Dowager's service. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 164.
Feb. 9.Entry of a Treasury caveat in favour of Lady Helen Macartie wife of Count Dona Farassieres, an alien, together with William Browne of London merchant, against the passing of any grant to the said Count or any other of certain lands in Ireland which are the jointure of the said Lady by Hill Colvile Esq. her late husband, to vest the lands of Braid Glencurry and other lands in Co. Antrim and the lands of Green Graves and other lands in Co. Downe. Notice to be given to the said Browne at his house over against Aldermary Church in Bow Lane, London. Caveat Book, p. 51.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to pay the principal and interest on a lost order No. 3884 dated 1696 May 23 for 50l. registered on the Wine, Vinegar and Tobacco Duties in the name of John Brill. Order Book V, p. 51.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to make forth a bill on the Navy Treasurer to pay to William Culliford and Mr. Anthony Everden the 1,000l. ut supra p. 261 as imprest for sail cloth to be provided by them for the service of the Navy. Disposition Book XIV, p. 299.
Treasury commission to Richard Carter to be Surveyor of the Duties on Marriages etc. and on Houses in place of Cha. Gibbon hereby superseded.
Col. Titchburne as a same. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 81, 82.
Feb. 11.Treasury warrant to the Receipt to pay 8,000l. to William, Earl of Portland, on the unsatisfied order in his name for the Privy Purse: to be by tallies on the Earl of Dorset and Middlesex on so much paid by him for the purchase of divers fee farm rents. Money Book XIV, p. 303.
Same dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay to John Ford the salary of 10l. per an. as Searcher of Chichester port. Ibid, p. 334.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners. The 2438l. 4s. 0d. directed for the 4 Marine Regiments on the 7th inst, supra p. 267 for one month's subsistence from June 29 last is to be proportioned as follows by reason that the men of Col. Brudenall's Regiment have been increased by 42 of his private men lately landed from the Centurion: viz., 595l. 10s. 0d. each to Col. Seymour, Col. Colt and Col. Mordant and 651l. 14s. 0d. to Col. Brudenall. Disposition Book XIV, p. 300.
Same to the Attorney General. Put off the trial in the King's name against Mr. Riggs until you have reported to the Treasury Lords on the petitions of the said Riggs and of Mr. Bellamy. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 83.
Feb. 14.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of Civil List moneys) 800l. to the Earl of Bradford, Cofferer of the Household, for one week to the 11th inst for emptions for the Household and Stables.
400l. to Casper Frederick Henning for same week towards the arrears of the Gardens.
300l. to the Earl of Montague for same week for emptions for the Great Wardrobe.
500l. to Thomas Lloyd for same week in further part of 9,306l. 5s. 3½d. to clear the ordinary of the Works.
400l. to Henry D'Nassau, Seigneur D'Auverquere for same week for the extraordinaries of the Stables.
600l. to the Earl of Portland for same week for the Privy Purse. Disposition Book XIV, pp. 300, 301, 302, 303, 308.
Same to Mr. Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, to pay 54l. 12s. 3¾d. to Alexander Fort, his Majesty's joiner and 2l. 17s. 5d. to William Bache, his Majesty's smith for work done in the secretary's office to the Commissioners for Trade as by certificate of Sir Christopher Wren. Ibid, p. 306.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Widow Lindsey for the arrears of pay of her husband Normand Lindsey as late a Lieutenant in Sir John Lencare's Regiment. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 84.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to report on the enclosed bill [missing] of moneys expended by Mr. Brien in repairing the King's stables at Kensington from 1698 May 1 to 1698–9 Jan. 31; and also the estimate for making good the damage done to the said stables by the late high wind. Ibid, p. 86.
Feb. 14.Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Mint of the petition of Robert Waddell for payment of 56l. expended by him in prosecuting several clippers of coin and counterfeiters of stampt paper. Reference Book VII, p. 314.
Feb. 15.
At our Court at Kensington.
Royal warrant dormant to Lord Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay the yearly salary of 250l. to Dr. Thomas Lawrence from 1697 Michaelmas, he having been sworn and admitted as one of the physicians in ordinary to the King. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 73.
Royal sign manual for 2,000l. to William, Lord Paget, Ambassador Extraordinary to the Grand Seignior: without account: which with 3000l. paid under the royal warrant of Oct. 14 last is in full of bills drawn by him from Adrianople on the 10th of June 1698 on account of his equipage and other necessary expenses necessitated by his mediation of the peace between the Emperor of Germany and the said Grand Seignior. (Money warrant dated Feb. 18 hereon). (Money order dated Feb. 23 hereon). Ibid, p. 74. Money Book XIV, p. 316. Order Book V, p. 57.
Same for 1125l. to same for a bill of extraordinaries allowed by the Duke of Shrewsbury late Secretary of State, for his extraordinary expenses 1693 Oct. 2 to 1695 May 2, as Ambassador Extraordinary to the Grand Seignior. (Money order dated Feb. 23 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 74. Money Book XIV, p. 316. Order Book V, p. 57.
Same for 200l to — Schryer Esq., secretary of the said William Lord Paget: without account: as royal bounty: in regard of the several journeys he has made from Turkey into England and of his having lately brought over the conclusion of the peace. (Money warrant dated Feb. 18 hereon). (Money order dated Feb. 23 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 75. Money Book XIV, p. 316. Order Book V, p. 56.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant to William Petre of the goods of Sir Augustine Palgrave of Norwood Barningham Co. Norfolk bart. who on Monday, May 9 last was outlawed at the suit of said Petre in a plea of debt, whereupon Richard Mason, the Sheriff of Norfolk, by an inquisition taken at Mileham June 16 last under a writ of special capias utlagum seized goods and chattels of the said Palsgrave to the value of 138l. 14s. 4½d. which still remain in the said sheriff's hands. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 78–80.
Royal sign manual for 2,800l. to Peter Hume Esq.: without account: in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn from Stockholm Jan. 4 last by Dr. John Robinson, Resident in the Court of Sweden, for the King's special service and payable to the said Hume. (Money warrant dated Feb. 18 hereon). (Money order dated Feb. 23 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 80. Money Book XIV, p. 316. Order Book V, p. 54.
Feb. 15.
At our Court at Kensington.
Royal sign manual for 200l. to John, Lord Culpeper: as royal bounty without account. (Money warrant dated Feb. 18 hereon). (Money order dated Feb. 23 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 80. Money Book XIV, p. 316. Order Book V, p. 56.
Royal warrant dormant for the salary of 100l. per an. to Geo. Oxenden, Dr. of Laws, from 1698 Lady day, as Judge Official and Commissary of the Court of the Admiralty of the Cinque Ports: to be paid out of unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 84.
Royal warrant to William, Duke of Devonshire, Steward of the Household; Francis, Earl of Bradford, Treasurer of the Household; Thomas Lord Wharton, Comptroller of the Household and the rest of the Board of Greencloth to pay 300l., being 100l. each which the King ordered for Dr. Menard, Dr. Smith and Dr. Hall 3 of his chaplains whom he appointed to attend him in his expedition to Holland in 1698: to be paid by the Cofferer of the Household: all notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Book of Establishment of the Royal Household. Ibid, p. 85.
Treasury warrant to the Commissioners for the Duties on glass, paper, etc., to repay to their officers of under 60l. per an. their assessments to the [Land Tax or] Disbanding Act in view of the extreme poverty the said officers. Money Book XIV, p. 312.
Money warrant for 1613l. 4s. 5d. to Geo. Stepney Esq. on 4 bills of extraordinaries to 1698 June 30 as Envoy Extraordinary to several Princes in Germany upon the Rhine and also to the Elector of Brandenburg. (Money order dated Feb. 16 hereon). Ibid, p. 313. Order Book V, p. 53b.
Treasury warrant to the Auditors of Imprests to allow 40l. in account to Edward Seymour, Clerk or Keeper of His Majesty's Hanaper in Chancery, in his account of the Hanaper for one year to 1698 Michaelmas.
Prefixing: certificate by Auditor Done that said account has been delivered in for declaration. Money Book XIV, p. 314.
William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to write to the respective Receivers of Taxes not to take any guineas, that are not yet collected, at more than 21s. 6d. each and to be careful on this occasion that no fraud be committed against the King or country "for that they may expect a narrow scrutiny will be made into their respective behaviours in this matter." (The like directions to the Commissioners of Excise, Glass Duty and Customs respectively, the Receiver General of the Post Office and the Receiver of the Stamp Office, and to Mr. Montague, Auditor of the Receipt for the four Tellers.) Out Letters (General) XVI, pp. 84, 85.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland for a patent to pass the great seal of Ireland to grant to John Ellis for ever the estate of William Ellis forfeited to the Crown: all in consideration of many good and acceptable services: to be held as of the Castle of Dublin in free and common socage: the said John having petitioned shewing that when he was in Ireland in 1688 his brother William became indebted to him in 1200l. sterling, which with interest now amounts to double, for the security whereof John has only penal bonds not being able to great real securities perfected by reason of coming to England with design to serve the King: on which petition the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland have reported as in the Lords Justices' report of 1698–7 Feb. 15 viz. that the said William's estate has been continually in the hands of creditors since the forfeiture and no profits have arisen thereout to the Crown; that the yearly value is 726l. 3s. 0d., quit rent 104l. 12s. 0d., and the yearly interest of incumbrances 318l. 10s. 0d. besides petitioner's debt Out Letters (Ireland) VII, pp. 484–5.
Feb. 15.
At our Court at Kensington.
Same to same to give warrant for exonerating and discharging James, Visct. Lanesborough from the arrear of 162l. 7s. 10½d. remaining due for the lands of Drummaheir and Cornegillah at the 25th Dec. 1688 as charged in the accounts of Richard Philips, late collector of quit and crown rents in Co. Leitrim, viz. 167l. 2s. 2d. on the manor of Drummaheir for 2 years' crown rent etc., 37l. 1s. 3d. for 2½ years on the lands of Cornegillagh; concerning which arrear Brigadier Wynn, since deceased, then tenant to the said lands assured the said viscount he had paid same but in the hurry of the late troubles had lost the receipt except one for the half year ended at Xmas 1687 which reduced the said arrear to 162l. 17s. 10½d. Ibid, pp. 486–7.