Warrants etc.
March 1699, 16-31

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'Warrants etc.: March 1699, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 14: 1698-1699 (1934), pp. 301-313. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83013 Date accessed: 25 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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March 1699, 16-31

March 16.Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed extract [missing] of Secretary Vernon's letter relating to Mr. Beverton, riding officer of the Customs at Canterbury with the copy of said Beverton's letter to Secretary Vernon. Ibid, p. 96.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners of Appeals in Excise of the petition of Charles Segar, chamberkeeper to the said Commissioners, praying leave to resign his said office to Charles Wright, "who" [Segar] is put to many inconveniences to give his attendance on the said Commissioners being one of the porters of the lodge at Kensington. Reference Book VII, p. 319.
March 17.William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners concerning the naval stores on board the Benjamin, Nicholas Tyler master, which you desire to be passed Customs free. My Lords can give no directions for so passing any goods as all the Duties thereon are appropriated by Act of Parliament. (The like letter to the Earl of Romney, Master of the Ordnance, on a like request from the Board of Ordnance). Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 97.
Same to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes. My Lords signified to you 1697–8 March 15 that your commission and office were to be wound up on the following Lady day. In order to finish your accounts you promised to stay on without salaries till same were finished. My Lords remind you of your promise and direct you not to presume to pay yourselves any salaries contrary thereto. Ibid.
March 17.Treasury reference to the [Principal] Commissioners of Prizes of the petition of Capt. John Mitchell, late Commander of the King's ship St. Paul, praying a gratuity for his service in procuring the condemnation of several of the fleet of Danes and Swedes taken and sent into Plymouth by Sir Geo. Rook. Reference Book VII, p. 318.
Same to the Transports Commissioners of the petition of John D' Graves and William Holman of London merchants, sole owners of the Ship John and William, praying payment of 269l. 7s. 0d. for the hire of said ship in the King's service to carry provisions to Newfoundland. Ibid.
March 17 to June 9.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to receive from Hugh Horton, Receiver General for Co. Bucks. 1,190 guineas at the rate of 22s. each: he having sworn that he received same at that rate before Feb. 16 last for taxes for said County.
1,700 guineas from Thomas Spendelow, Receiver General for Co. Stafford: being similarly sworn to.
590 guineas from Gilbert Spencer, Receiver General for Co. Kent: being similarly sworn to.
100 guineas from Stephen Lilly, Receiver General of the Post Office, being similarly sworn to by Ralph Blackhall, gent, collector of the General Penny Post Office.
135½ guineas from Samuel Pacy, Receiver General of part of Suffolk; being similarly sworn to.
1,172 guineas from William Cawthorpe, Receiver General for Co. Lincoln, being similarly sworn to.
3,223½ guineas from Ralph Williamson, Receiver General for Co. Yorks., being similarly sworn to. (Appending: affidavits of his several collectors in detail).
1,296½ guineas from Thomas Mathews, Receiver General for Co. Hereford, Radnor and Brecon, being similarly sworn to.
1,560 guineas from George Hosier, Receiver General for Co. Salop; being similarly sworn to.
349½ guineas from Thomas Woodcock, Receiver General for Co. Leicester, being similarly sworn to.
2,377 guineas from Thomas Bromfeild, Receiver General for Co. Sussex; being similarly sworn to.
886½ guineas from Robert Chaplyn, one of the Receivers General for Co. Suffolk; being similarly sworn to.
1,477 guineas from John Nuthall, Receiver General for part of Surrey; being similarly sworn to.
1,345½ guineas from John Mason, Receiver General for Co. Cambridge; being similarly sworn to.
755½ guineas from Thomas Cobbe, Receiver General for Co. Southampton; being similarly sworn to.
966 guineas from Charles Brawn, Receiver General for Somerset and Bristol; being similarly sworn to.
317 guineas from Thomas Hall, Receiver General of Excise being similarly received by him by order of the Excise Commissioners for Duties on Malt and Leather to March 27 last.
349½ guineas from Thomas Woodcock, Receiver General for Co. Leicester; being similarly sworn to.
400 guineas from Thomas Bromfeild, Receiver General for Co. Sus ex; being similarly sworn to.
500 guineas from Gilbert Spencer, Receiver General for Co. Kent; being similarly sworn to.
1,779 guineas from William Cawthorpe and Thomas Kent, Receivers General for Co. Lincoln; being similarly sworn to.
339 guineas from Thomas Woodcock, Receiver General for Co. Leicester; being similarly sworn to.
1,031½ guineas from Thomas Hall, Excise Cashier being received by him by order ut supra up to April 24.
198½ guineas from William Green one of the Receivers General for Co. Stafford; being similarly sworn to.
910 guineas from Benjamin Mathews, Receiver General for Cos. Northampton and Rutland; being similarly sworn to.
507½ guineas from Thomas Brougham, Receiver General for Cos. Cumberland and Westmorland; being similarly sworn to.
1,697 guineas for Augustin Briggs, Receiver General for Co. Norfolk; being similarly sworn to.
140 guineas from Thomas Hall, Excise Cashier, being received by him by order ut supra up to May 22.
1,409 guineas from Morgan Whitley, Receiver General for Cos. —; being sworn to ut supra.
Disposition Book XV, pp. 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 36, 37, 38, 41, 42, 43, 59.
March 18.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners enclosing the petition of Mark L'Hostelier about the ship Frances [see supra p. 293]. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 97.
Same to Secretary Vernon enclosing an extract [missing] of a memorial from the Victualling Commissioners concerning bills drawn on them by Vice Admiral Nevill and Capt. James Moody from the Straits. Ibid, p. 98.
Same to Auditor Done and to Auditor Bridges to send a state of all accompts made up by you and to use all diligence in preparing accounts for declaration and in prosecuting defaulting accomptants. Ibid.
March 20.Money order for 245l. 9s. 9d. to John Walter, usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries delivered to the officers of said Court in 1698 Hilary term and for diet for himself for 212 days 1698 Aug. 11 to 1698–9 March 11. Order Book V, pp. 65, 66.
Treasury reference to Mr. Aldworth [late Paymaster of the Forces in Ireland] of the petition of Capt. Jno. Harris and his brother James Harris shewing that Capt. Harris sustained losses in Ireland to the value of 500l. before the late happy Revolution and that he served as conductor to the Train of Artillery both in Ireland and Flanders; that Edward Arden late of Durham died indebted to him in 300l. and to the King in 188l. 8s. 5d. but the sheriff returned non est inventus to all writs; but petitioners have discovered his estate, worth 200l. in all: therefore praying a grant thereof towards the said debt of 300l. Reference Book VII, p. 319.
March 21.Treasury warrant dormant to the Receiver General of the Duties on Marriages etc. and on Houses for Co. Salop to pay the salary of 70l. per an. to John Yapp as Surveyor of the said Duties: as from 1698 Xmas.
The like to the Receiver General of same for Co. Norfolk to pay the like salary to Colt Titchburne as Surveyor thereof: from same date. Money Book XIV, p. 175.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 8,300l. to Francis Cornet on the order in his name: to be by tallies on the Customs Cashier on the French Duties of 7–8 Wm. III. Ibid, p. 336.
Same to same to issue 1,307l. to William Roberts on the unsatisfied order in his name for purchasing lands to be laid into the Little Park at Windsor and for walling in the same: to be by tallies on William Aldworth on his fine of a lease of lands called Shaw Farm and Frogmore in or near Windsor. Ibid, p. 337.
Money warrant for 36l. to John Smith, one of the Pages of the Bedchamber, for himself and the rest of said Pages for washing sheets for themselves and the Gentlemen and Grooms of the Bedchamber and for carrying same from place to place as the King has occasion to remove his royal person: viz. for one year ended 1698–9 Feb. 13. (Money order dated March 27 hereon). Ibid, p. 338. Order Book V, p. 72.
Same for 153l. 11s. 8d. to Henry, Earl of Galway, late General of the Forces in Piedmont, for the surplusage on his account for the pay of said Forces in 1693–6. (Money order dated March 29 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 338. Order Book V, p. 70.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 500l. to Thomas Lloyd for one week's allowance to the 18th inst ut supra p. 293, for the Works.
400l. to the Master of the Horse for same week for the Stables.
600l. to the Keeper of the Privy Purse for same week for the Privy Purse.
300l. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for same week for said Wardrobe.
400l. to Casper Frederick Hening for same week for the Gardens.
800l. to the Cofferer for same week for the Household. Disposition Book XV, pp. 18, 19, 20.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 4,000l. to Francis Cornet out of Civil List moneys in part of his order for 12,300l. Ibid, p. 23.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing 2 papers [missing] of the Victualling Commissioners for provisions they send to Admiral Aylmer's squadron in the Straits. My Lords have no objection to your passing same [Customs free] as usual. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 98.
Same to same to pass Customs free the apparel and household goods of the Dutch officers on their embarcation for Holland. Ibid.
March 21.Same to the Navy Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition of the Reformed Lieutenants of the First Marine Regiment lately under the Marquess of Carmarthen, praying payment of their arrears. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Sheriff of Co. Stafford. By reason of some difference between the Assessment Commissioners of the 1698 Land Tax Aid for said County as to manner of assessing there is a shortage of 2,540l. 7s. 0½d. on said County. You are to endeavour that another general meeting of the said Commissioners may be held for the raising of same in order to prevent process against the Commissioners. Ibid, p. 99.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Joseph North as waiter and searcher at Shoebury in Essex loco Jno. Betts deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 12.
Treasury reference to Samuell Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Thomas Gibbs for extension of lease of a tenement called Inglescombe Farm in Co. Somerset which he proposes to divide into two moieties. Reference Book VII, p. 320.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Henry Nash, commander of the Customs smack at Gravesend, shewing that he has several orders from the Secretary of State and Customs Commissioners for apprehending disaffected persons; that he discovered Sir Patrick Trant and delivered him to a messenger; and also Robert Blackborne, one of the late intended assassinates of the King, on board an Ostend man of war: and has carried several messengers down the river and brought several prisoners with them up to London: therefore praying payment of his 30l. charges herein. Reference Book VII, p. 323.
Treasury commission to John Musson as Surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages loco William Wynne, superseded. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 82.
William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland enclosing the submission [missing] of Mr. Francis Baker. In regard thereof and of his sufferings by his long suspension from his employment of Surveyor General of Revenues in Ireland my Lords recommend you to restore him and to pay him his additional salary of 100l. per an. from the time of his suspension to his restoration; and to pay his salary of 250l. and the said additional 100l. per an. onwards from such restoration. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 490.
March 22.Money order for 500l. per an. to the Duchess of Grafton as heiress of Henry Earl of Arlington; until 5,000l. be paid, being part of a greater sum due to the said Earl: whereof [of which said 5,000l.] the sum of 2,400l. has been already paid: all as by the privy seal of 1693 April 13 supra Tr. Cal., vol. X p. 130. Order Book V, p. 67.
William Lowndes to the Postmasters General to report on the enclosed proposal for settling a post between Bristol and Wotton under Edge ut supra p. 299, same being recommended by several Members of the House of Commons as beneficial to the clothing and other trades of those parts. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 99.
March 22.Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the Royal Africa Company of England praying payment of divers debentures for [draw back on] goods re-exported by them in 1685–7 which debentures were fraudulently concealed by their Treasurer and servants and are now refused payment on the ground that the present Customs are not chargeable with debentures of so old a date. Reference Book VII, p. 319.
March 24.
Kensington.
Royal sign manual for 200l. to James, Earl of Castlehaven: as royal bounty. (Money warrant dated March 31 hereon). (Money order dated April 1 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 90. Money Book XIV, p. 340. Order Book V, p. 67.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal as follows. The King some time since declared his pleasure for allowing to Peter Guenon de Beaubuisson ("who is Keeper of our Private Armouries, Master of our Bows, and also Master and Keeper of our setting Dogs") the sum of 500l. in lieu of all pretences on account of any arrears of salaries or board wages which might by any ways be claimed by him in respect of the said several places or offices, viz. up to 1697 Dec. 25 except only as to an allowance of 50l. per an. on the establishment of the Office of Ordnance and all bills of riding charges payable in the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber: and further to grant him a salary of 380l. per an. in respect of all the said offices over and above the 50l. and riding charges as above. As he has since 1697 Dec. 25 received the said 500l. in the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber and also 175l. and 101l. 18s. 9d. in the Exchequer and a further 40l. from the Cofferer of the Household for board wages these three sums making 316l. 18s. 9d. are to be reckoned as part of 475l. for 1¼ years to March 25 inst on the said intended allowance, leaving 158l. 1s. 3d. to complete same, which sum is hereby to be paid him and the said allowance of 380l. per an. is hereby to be paid henceforth from March 25th inst: he having executed a surrender to the King of all salaries &c. [previously] payable to him except the 50l. per an. and the riding charges as above. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 91–2.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to John Powney of all the farms, lands, &c. as follows called the scite of the manor of Old and New Windsor Co. Berks and Mustians Farm at Eton Co. Bucks. for 99 years: at 6s. 8d. per an. for the said scite and 8s. 4d. per an. for the said farm: and with a discharge of the rents of 8l. 6s. 8d. and 3l. 18s. 4d. reserved in the existing leases of the premises: and with a grant to him of the rent of 76l. 13s. 4d. payable out of the rectory of Old and New Windsor: all in consideration of 80l. to be paid by the said Powney and a conveyance by him to be made to the Crown of his rights in or to the tithes of all the lands lying between the Castle and Little Park at Windsor towards the south and river of Thames north extending from the gutter or water course at the north east corner wall of the said park westward to the garden belonging to the Dean and Canons of Windsor in the possession of Edward Jones.
Appending: (a) particular of the scite of the manor of Old and New Windsor as granted in lease to Richard Powney 6 Dec. 4 James I. for 40 years and afterwards to William Gwyn and William Loving 11 June 11 Cor. I. for 31 years in reversion of Powney's grant: and to John Powney 2 Feb. 15 Cor. II. for in reversion.
(b) particular of the farm called Mustians' Farm.
(c) memorandum of Auditor Shales.
(d) ratal by S. Travers, Surveyor General of Crown Lands. King's Warrant Book XIX, pp. 595–600.
March 24.Money warrant for 600l. to Henry Baker: upon account: for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated March 26 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 334. Order Book V, p. 67.
William Lowndes to Lord Coningsby to report on the petition of Capt. Humphry Booth et al. ut supra p. 300, and the Earl of Ranelagh's report thereon. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 99.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners [sic for the Attorney General] to enter a non pros on the record of the judgment against Thomas Sparkes and Thomas Jefferies at the summer assizes at Sussex in 1694 for transporting corn to France, they being convicted on the single evidence of Jno. Sheather, who according to the Customs Commissioners' report of the 8th inst is a very profligate person, of scandalous life and fame and not fit to be credited. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, pp. 12–13.
Treasury order to the [surviving] Trustees for sale of Fee Farms to convey to Charles, Earl of Dorset and Middlesex, fee farm rents as below to a total value of 500l. per an. he having contracted for the purchase of same at 8,000l. being 16 years' purchase; all pursuant to the King's sign manual dated Dieren August 19–29th last; and the Treasury Lords' warrant dated 1698 Aug. 29 thereon:
Prefixing: Particular by auditor R. Marriott of said fee farms: being a long list of fee farms out of Hundreds, towns, hamlets, tithings and lands in Cos. Surrey, Northampton, Rutland, Herts., Essex and the Archdeaconry of Richmond: all ut infra pp. 419 to 427. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 202–10.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to make memorandums in the respective offices of the Receipt that the sum of 9,740l. paid to the Duchess of Buckingham since the decease of the late Duke her husband for secret service are to be reckoned as a lessening of an arrear owing on a pension of 2,500l. per an. granted to the said late Duke for 21 years from 1674 Lady day out of the Excise in Co. Yorks., etc. Ibid. p. 237. Money Book XIV, p. 374.
Same to Auditor Aldworth to call all the collectors and receivers of Crown rents and revenues within his audit in the several counties of Norfolk etc., detailed, to pass their accounts; and thereupon to send to the Treasury a schedule or constat from every such account: and to certify to the Treasury the names of all collectors etc. failing to comply herewith. (The like warrants to Auditor Anthony Parsons for Cos. Southants etc. detailed; Harry Shales for Co. Kent etc. detailed, Ralph Grey for the Principality of Wales; Philip Bertie for the Duchy of Cornwall). Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, pp. 240–1.
March 24.
Kensington.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices of Ireland to pay 427l. (and the charge of [exchange or] remitting same to England) to the Treasurer of the Ordnance England for the cost of 2,000 pikes sent to Ireland for the complete arming of the Forces there; as by order of the Lords Justices of England of date 1698 Aug. 8 to the Earl of Romney, Master General of the said Ordnance. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 492.
Same to same to pay 500l. to John Methuen (Melthuen) Chancellor of Ireland as Speaker of the House of Peers there: as royal bounty. Ibid.
Same to same to pay 500l. to Robert Rochford, Attorney General of Ireland, as Speaker of the House of Commons there: as same. Ibid, p. 493.
1699. March 25.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,000l. to me, Lowndes, out of Civil List moneys, on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service. Disposition Book XV, p. 25.
Same to same to issue 140,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: out of the loans on the Disbanding Act: to be applied for disbanding and such other services designed by Parliament as shall be directed. Ibid, p. 26.
Same to Lord Coningsby. The Scotch Regiment is ready at Bideford, Chester and Bristol to embark for Ireland but is detained by stress of weather. You are to supply them with credits or subsistence till wind and weather permit them to sail. Ibid.
March 27.Money order for 200l. to Philip Ryley, James Devey [Dewey], William Clayton and Charles Dartiquenave, Agents for Taxes for last Lady day on their salaries. Order Book V, p. 69.
Same for 20l. to Reginald Ryley for last Lady day quarter's salary as clerk to the Agents [for Taxes]: being 15l. for himself and 5l. for a messenger. Ibid, p. 70.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 8,201l. 12s. 0d. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: out of loans on the Disbanding Act: to be for 2 weeks' subsistence for the Troops which are by the King's Proclamation to be kept up from to-day to April 9 next at 4,100l. 6s. 0d. per week. Disposition Book XV, p. 26.
March 29.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 500l. to Thomas Lloyd for one week's allowance to the 25th inst ut supra p. 293, for the Works.
400l. to the Master of the Horse for same week for the Stables.
600l. to the Keeper of the Privy Purse for same week for the Privy Purse.
300l. to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for same week for said Wardrobe.
400l. to Casper Frederick Hening for same week for the Gardens.
800l. to the Cofferer for same week for the Household. Ibid, pp. 18, 19, 20.
March 30.Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition of Capt. William Elwis concerning the stop on his half pay on account of money he owes in quarters and praying a moiety of the subsistence due to him in order to pay off the said quarters. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 100.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the Company of Coopers of London shewing that pipe staves pay a Duty on importation and draw back part thereof at exportation, but if wrought into cask and so exported a Duty has been demanded ad valorem which causes many people to export the staves unwrought; that the merchants trading in wines this vintage have bought and exported to Spain and Portugal 1,000 tons of new pipes and hogsheads made in London not as merchandise for sale but for their own wines, it being found by experience that English pipes outdo the foreign casks and prevent leakage: therefore praying that all English wrought cask not shipped as merchandise may pass free of Duty. Reference Book VII, p. 320.
March 31.Privy seal for 1,500l. for equipage and 100l. per week for ordinary to Charles, Earl of Manchester as Ambassador to the Most Christian King: together with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries. King's Warrant Book XX, pp. 99–100.
Treasury allowance of the Excise Office salary bill for 1699 Lady day quarter: total 5,915l. 10s. 0d. Money Book XIV, p. 281.
1698–9.
sic for 1699]. March 31.
Money warrant for 75l. to William Lockett for 1699 Lady day quarter on the allowance of 300l. per an. for attendance at and incidents of the Treasury Office: and 5l. to John Hurst for carrying letters during the same quarter. (Money order dated April 1 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 308. Order Book V, p. 68.
March 31.Treasury warrant dormant to the Receiver General of the Duties on Marriages etc. and on Houses for Co. Southampton to pay the salary of 80l. per an. to Phill. Chandler as Surveyor of the said Duties: as from 1699 March 25. Money Book XIV, p. 175.
The like to the Receiver of same for Co. Hereford to pay the salary of 70l. per an. to John Birt as surveyor thereof: as from same date.
The like to the Receiver of same for London, Westminster and Middlesex to pay the salary of 50l. per an. to William Wheeler as Surveyor thereof, as from 1698 Xmas. Ibid.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to the Treasury Lords (Charles Montague Esq. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Stephen Fox, John Smith, Sir Thomas Littleton and Thomas Pelham): for 1699 Lady day quarter's salaries. (Money order dated April 3 hereon). Ibid, p. 325. Order Book V, p. 70.
Same for 25l. to Nahum Tate for 1699 Lady quarter on his salary as Poet Laureat. Money Book XIV, p. 332.
March 31.
[probably an erratum for March 21.]
Money warrant for 500l. to Nicholas Baker Esq. upon account: for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated March 23 hereon). Ibid, p. 332. Order Book V, p. 63.
March 31.Same for 50l. to Richard Gregory for his pains in keeping the Registers of Loans in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt: viz. for one year ended at "Lady day last 1698" [1699]. (Money order dated March 31 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 339. Order Book V, p. 68.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay Henry Ballowe and John Smith, Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer Court, 156l. 16s. 5d. for their allowance of 2s. per 1,000l. for joining and entering tallies as follows relating to the revenue of the Customs: viz.
£s.d.
for old and new Customs and for tea and coffee [Duties] for the year 16953594551711½
for Duties on wines and tobacco and for silks and linens for same year40424236
for Additional Impositions for same year4577817
for Customs etc. for the year32432412
for the new Duties on wines and tobacco and on poundage goods for same year42711488
for Coinage Duty for the year 1698730000
£1,568,2160
Money Book XIV, p. 339.
Money warrant for 3,750l. to Sir Benj. Bathurst, Treasurer to William, Duke of Gloucester for 1699 Lady day quarter on the annuity for said Duke. (Money order dated April 1 hereon). Ibid, p. 340. Order Book V, p. 69.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Postmasters General to pay William Van Huls the allowance of 20s. a day from Xmas last and so much as will make his former allowance of 10s. a day equal to 20s. a day from 1697 Michaelmas [to Xmas last]: he having been granted the office of Court Post by patent of 1697 Dec. 4 with 10s. a day which patent he has surrendered: but by reason of the King's constant residence at Kensington Van Huls is and hath been obliged to be at the charge of an extraordinary deputy to attend there, besides the attendance on the offices of the Secretaries of State at Whitehall; wherefore the King by patent of 1698–9 March 17 has again granted him the said office for life with the allowance of 20s. a day. Money Book XIV, p. 342.
Same to Richard Hutchinson, the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 5l. per an. to Christopher Frankling as Comptroller of the port of Berwick on Tweed. (A new warrant dated May 5 directed to Mordecai Abbot [as successor to said Hutchinson]). Ibid, p. 347.
Treasury warrant to same to pay Christopher Tilson 37l. 10s. 0d. for 1699 Lady day quarter for making a particular account of the Customs revenue. Ibid, p. 343.
March 31.Treasury allowance of the salary bill of the Hackney Coach office for Lady day quarter (total 190l. 10s. 0d.); and the incidents bills of same for same quarter (total 91l. 18s. 5d.). Ibid, p. 344, 345.
Money warrant for 108l. 7s. 8¾d. to John Powell for the surplusage on his account to 1698 Sept. 29 as late sheriff of Salop. (Money order dated May 2 hereon). Ibid, p. 350. Order Book V, p. 76.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10,225l. 19s. 1½d. to the Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: 5,225l. 19s. 1½d. thereof out of so much lately paid into the Exchequer by said Earl for the balance of his Victualling account in the Straits and 5,000l. out of loans on the Disbanding Act: to be paid over to the Victuallers for the Victualling in general and for the course of their Office. Disposition Book XV, p. 28.
Same to same to issue 355l. to Lord Edward Russell on the unsatisfied order in his name as Treasurer of the Chamber: to be applied as follows, viz.
£
for the Maundy200
for his Majesty's charity125
for Mr. Royer30
Ibid, p. 29.
Same to Richard Hutchinson [Customs Cashier] to apply the receipts from the French Additional Duties to meet the tallies thereon for 8,300l. lately issued to Francis Cornet. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10,000 to the Earl of Orford on the unsatisfied order in his name as Navy Treasurer: out of loans on the Disbanding Act: to be applied to imprest bills of exchange and contingencies of the Navy. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to apply 10,000l. (part in coal tallies and part in money in the Navy Treasurer's hands arisen by such tallies) to paying the officers of ships discharged whose accounts are passed. Ibid, p. 30.
Same to Mr. Yard to insert an advertisement in next Monday's Gazette to invite J. J. and B. C. to come to the Treasury to make out the discovery as in the letter so subscribed by them. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 100.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to consider the Establishment enclosed [missing] of the 4 Marine Regiments together with the Disbanding Act of the present Session and to report their opinion whether the said Regiments be included therein. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to prepare a royal warrant to authorise the Earl of Ranelagh to pay the following royal bounty to widows of officers, viz.:—
To the widows of 2 Lieutenant Colonels40l. each.
" " 6 Captains30l. "
" " Lieutenants (10 in all), Cornet and Ensign20l. "
(Total 460l.)
Appending: list of said widows
Margaret Hooks widow of Capt. Hooks of Col. Herbert's, now Ingoldsby's' Regiment certified by Lord Cutts and Major Jones to have been killed at Aughrim.
Isabella Morrison, widow of Capt. Morrison of Lieut. Gen. Douglas's, late Brudenell's, Regiment; certified by Major Rose as killed before Limerick.
Sarah Butler, widow of Capt. Butler of the Earl of Meath's now Frederick Hamilton's Regiment; certified by the Earl of Meath and Major General Stewart as killed at Aughrim.
Elizabeth Mouse, widow of Lieut. Mouse of Sir Matt. Bridger's Regiment: killed at Limerick.
. . . Laws, widow of Cornet Laws, of Major General Lumley's Regiment certified by the Maj. Gen. as killed at Landen.
. . . St. Clair, widow of Lieut. St. Clair of the Scotch Guards; certified by Major General Ramsey as killed before Namur.
Martha Bailey, widow of Lieut. Bailey of Sir Matt. Bridges's Regiment; certified by said Bridges and Sir Henry Belasyse as killed before Namur.
Elizabeth Norwood, widow of Capt. Norwood, of Major General Churchill's Regiment: certified by him as killed at Landen.
Alice Shipton, widow of Ensign Shipton, of Col. Foulks' late Regiment, certified to have died of wounds in the service.
Ann Twinihoe, widow of Capt. Twinihoe of Col. Colenbine's Regiment, certified by him as having died of wounds received at Namur.
Mary Butler, widow of Lieut. Butler of Brigadier Selwyn's Regiment; certified by him as killed in the service.
Margaret Stocker, widow of Lieut. Stocker, of Major General Erle's Regiment, certified by him as killed at Camaret Bay.
. . . Lindsey, widow of Lieut Lindsey of Sir John Lanier's Regiment now Major General Lumley's, certified by said Lumley as died of wounds received in the service.
Beatricia Cludd, widow of Lieut. Cludd of the First Regiment of Foot Guards, killed at Landen.
Mary d' Anvers [Danvers], widow of Capt. d' Anvers of Col. Collingwood's Regiment, certified as dead of wounds received in the service.
Fr. Fullerton, widow of Lieut. Col. Fullerton, certified by the Earl of Orkney to have been killed at Steinkirk.
Margaret Stedman, widow of Lieut. Stedman, of Col. Lillingston's Regiment, certified by Col. Edward Dutton Colt as having lost his life in the service.
. . . Finiss, widow of Lieut. Finiss, of the Regiment late Brigadier Hastings's, certified by him as killed at Camaret.
Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 101–2.
March 31.Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee or salary of 10l. per an. to Matthias Miller as Comptroller of Carlisle port. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 13. Money Book XIV, p. 343.
March 31.Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of William Clayton, shewing that his [former] petition was referred 1697 Dec. 24 to the said Commissioners who reported Jan. 24 following that his brother Andrew Clayton, collector of Excise, stood indebted 5,122l. 6s. 6d. to the King, that his mother Mary gave bond for 2,000l. and petitioner likewise for 1,600l.: that 373l. 19s. 10d. was recovered from said Andrew's estate and paid into the Excise Office: that both petitioner and his mother have no estates but hope to raise 1,000l. if same will be accepted in discharge of said bonds. Reference Book VII, p. 320.
Treasury commission to John Birt as Surveyor of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages loco William Hathway superseded.
Phil[lip] Chandler as Surveyor in General of same.
George Chappell as Surveyor of same loco Thomas Gardiner, superseded. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 82.
Treasury warrant to the Postmasters General to cause the post stage already erected between Exeter and Bristol to be continued to the town of Wotton under Edge, same being likely to be advantageous to the said town which is in a country of manufactures and hath great dealings between Bristol and Exeter: the charge of the proposed extension being estimated at about 40l. per an. Ibid, p. 211.