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June 1699, 1-15

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'Warrants etc.: June 1699, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 14: 1698-1699 (1934), pp. 377-389. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=83018 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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June 1699, 1-15

June 1,
Kensington.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant to James, Earl of Castlehaven of an annuity or yearly pension of 300l. from March 25 last: during pleasure: as a mark of royal favour and bounty. (Privy seal dated June 15 hereon). King's Warrant Book XX, p. 138, 156.
Same to the late [Principal] Commissioners for Prizes to pay out of the moneys of prizes in their hands 3000l. to Capt. Michael Lang, a Dane, in reward for his service and in satisfaction of his losses and charges therein: he having petitioned shewing that he was the first person that gave information against the late pretended Swedish fleet that carried on during the late war an illegal trade between this kingdom [of England] and France of which 40 ships were condemned to the value of 61,511l. 3s. 5¾d.: on which the Admiralty Lords reported 1698 May 18 that for so eminent a service he deserves a reward. Ibid, p. 139.
Same to same to pay 500l. out of the moneys of prizes to Capt. John Mitchell, late Commander of the fireship St Paul: he having been employed in searching for and securing all the papers on board the abovesaid pretended Swedish fleet by which service the greatest part of the ships and goods belonging to the said fleet were condemned. Ibid, p. 141.
Royal letters patent containing a new Commission of the Treasury: the new Lords to be Charles, Earl of Montague; Ford, Earl of Tankerville; Sir Stephen Fox; John Smith and Henry Boyle: as in revocation of the Commission dated 1697 May 1 which appointed the said Montague, Fox and Smith together with Sir Thomas Littleton and Thomas Pelham. Ibid, p. 140.
Royal sign manual to Edward Nicholas to pay one quarter each to 1698 June 24 on pensions or allowances as follows: viz.
£s.d.
to Ann Franklin for Lady Frances Keightley52100
to Sarah Hussey1340
to Elizabeth Lanham1500
to De la Largere1500
Ibid, p. 141.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the discharge of the First Fruits of William, bishop of Worcester amounting to 944l. 7s. 9d.: on his translation from the bishopric of Lichfield and Coventry. Ibid, p. 142.
Royal sign manual for the following payments as royal bounty: without account: viz.:
£
to widow Carie, towards the support and maintenance of her son Lucius Henry Carie, Visct. Falkland100
to — Addison Esq.200
to Thomas Lechmer Esq.100
(Money warrant dated June 7 hereon). (Money order dated June 9 hereon). (Letter of direction dated June 23 for payment of said 100l. to Lechmere out of Civil List moneys). Ibid, p. 143. Money Book XIV, p. 375. Order Book V, p. 100, 101. Disposition Book XV, p. 71.
June 1.
Kensington.
Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay to Capt. Edward Harris, Lieut. Governor of the Island of Jersey, the allowance of 8s. 8d. a day for half pay for his support in his said office: to commence from March 26 last: until further order. King's Warrant Book XX, p. 182.
June 1.William Lowndes to the Agents for Taxes to remove Mr. Obed. Smith, Surveyor of the Duties on Houses &c. for Co. Leicester, to some other place and to put another officer in his room for Leicestershire. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 119.
June 1.
Kensington.
Royal warrant to the Lords Justices, Ireland, to pay Sir Standish Hartstonge 200l. in full satisfaction of salary and reward as late a Baron of the Exchequer there until 1695 June 5 notwithstanding that the half year's salary due at midsummer 1695 has been already paid to the Baron who succeeded him. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 525.
Same to same (Charles, Duke of Bolton; Henry Earl of Galway; Edward, Earl of Jersey and Narcissus [Marsh] Archbishop of Dublin) to pay to themselves 1500l. each as the King's gift and royal bounty. Ibid, p. 526.
June 6.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 65,251l. to the Navy Treasurer: out of loans on the Land Tax: to be to pay wages to the Yards for two quarters ending at 1698 June 24 and Sept. 29. Disposition Book XV, p. 56.
June 6 & 7.Same to same to issue 300l. to the Earl of Montague for one week's allowance to June 3 to the Great Wardrobe. June 1.
800l. to the Earl of Bradford, Cofferer, for same to the Household and Stables.
500l. to Henry D'Nassau for same to the Stables.
200l. to Thomas Lloyd towards the estimate for the building at Hampton Court.
600l. to the Earl of Portland for one year to June 3 for the Privy Purse. Ibid, pp. 48, 49, 52.
June 6.Same to the Attorney General for his opinion on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Hugh Westlake and Mr. Nicholas Boson praying a grant of the office of Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall, supposed to be void. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 120.
The Treasury Lords to the [Assessment] Commissioners of the third 3s. Aid in the West Riding of Co. York. It is represented to us that by reason of different [? deficient] meetings [amongst yourselves] for putting in execution the Act for second 3s. Aid there is a deficiency of 4167l. 0s. 4¾d. thereon on your Riding. You are to cause same to be levied and paid, so that Mr. Williamson the late Receiver may be able to pass and clear his account. (Similar letters to the like Commissioners respectively for Co. Northumberland, for Co. Durham and for the North Riding of Co. Yorks.) Ibid, p. 121. Money Book XIV. p. 374.
June 6.Treasury reference to the King's Remembrancer of the petition of Francis Godolphin proposing his securities, detailed, for his office of one of the four Tellers of the Receipt: total security 7000l. Reference Book VII, p. 339.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Florentine Dureau shewing that in Dec. last the ship Castle of Breda, with white wine from France, in her voyage to Amsterdam was driven by bad weather to the coast of Wales where at great charge he prevented the embezzlement thereof by the country people: therefore praying that (after condemnation thereof) he may "have the disposal thereof on payment of a moiety of the appraised value." Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of John Cary in behalf of several merchants concerned in the herring trade at Bristol, praying to be repaid 289l. 4s. 0d. Duty exacted of them by the Customs officers for herrings imported from Ireland but English caught in English shipping from 1692 to 1696, being years "when no duty ought to be paid for the same." Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of John Le Clerk for remission of the King's share of a seizure of a small wedge of gold of about 60l. value which he through ignorance shipped without entry. Ibid, p. 340.
Same to same of the petition of John Ford, searcher of Chichester port for payment of his [share or] third part of 760l. which by verdict he has obtained against Roger Laming for a parcel of silks and lace imported from France; "that he may be enabled to proceed on other informations which are depending in the Exchequer Court." Ibid.
[? June 6].Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of a lease to the Earl of Carbury of the profits of Original Seal &c. in Co. Brecon &c. ut supra p. 360–1. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 237.
June 6.Treasury warrant to Robert Crompton to pay and discharge malt tickets on the Act 8 Wm. III. c. 22 which are in course of payment out of moneys arising before 16 May "instant" and which are burned, destroyed or otherwise lost, upon security given to his satisfaction to indemnify him against all other persons whatsoever and upon affidavit of such loss: all in accordance with the provisions in the Act of last Session 10 and 11 Wm. III, c. 21 laying further Duties upon sweets. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland. Lady Katherine Fitz Gerald has petitioned the King shewing that she lent several sums to her brother Robert amounting with interest to 3000l. and being the greatest part of her fortune and her said brother undertook that his salary as Comptroller of the Musters in Ireland should be applied to the discharge thereof but died before he could perform same: that his son George Fitz Gerald, since his father's death, has procured a pension of 200l. per an. in lieu of the said office: therefore she prays that a part thereof may be applied to said debt. It is the King's pleasure that a stop be put to the further payment of said pension until said George have agreed with Lady Katherine in relation to the said debt. Out Letters (Ireland) VII, p. 523.
June 6.Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of a dwelling house in the bailiwick of St. James's inhabited by Martin Folks; in order to a reversionary lease thereof to him.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on said Folks's petition for same. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 323.
June 7.Money warrant for 83l. 19s. 4¼d. to Barbara, Lady Dalton in part of the arrears on her pension of 200l. per an. granted 1674–5 March 11 to Barbara Strickland, widow, now Lady Dalton: to be satisfied by tallies on Walter Strickland Esq. deceased for so much due from him as Receiver of the lands and possessions of the late Earl and Countess of Lennox in Co. Yorks. Money Book XIV, p. 375.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor for Co. Westmorland to deliver in charge to the Receiver of said county the rent of 16l. 5s. 8d. per an. issuing and payable out of the rectory of Crosby, in order to his collecting same; and to make out debentures from time to time for paying as follows out of said rent viz. 10l. per an. to the schoolmaster of Kendal; 5l. 10s. 8d. per an. to the schoolmaster of Appleby; 15s. per an. for a Synodal or Procuration to be paid yearly to the bishop of Carlisle: the said rental having been by indenture of 12 March anno 31 of Elizabeth set apart and made payable to the said schoolmasters &c. Ibid, p. 389.
William Lowndes to the Navy Commissioners to pay 420l. to the Marquess of Carmarthen for the arrears of the following officers of the First Marine Regiment lately under him: viz. 25l. each to Capt. Bradbury and Lieut. Ord; 20l. each to Lieutenants Christian, Cowly, Grace, Golden, Thomas, Pritty, Bonard, Browne; 30l. to Lieut. Pattiloe; 20l. each to Lieutenants Austen, Saunderson, Leary, Harris, Wilson, Davies, Anderson, Phillips and Foster. Disposition Book XV, p. 58.
Same to the Lord Chief Baron. A complaint is made by Charles Bertie, as tenant to the Queen Dowager, against a fee of 12l. 2s. 0d. demanded by Mr. Hewitt, deputy to Auditor Aldworth for a debet debenture and quietus at 11s. per an. for 22 years to Sept. 29 last. Is this fee of right due to the auditor? Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 120.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Conn, late a Captain in the Marquis de Puissar's Regiment, praying payment of his arrears. Ibid, p. 121.
June 7 & 8.Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Olive as surveyor of the land carriagemen in London port loco David Bennett deceased.
Phillip Bowen as a landcarriageman ibid loco said Olive. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 23.
June 7.Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities detailed of Francis Godolphin, son and heir apparent of Sidney Lord Godolphin, as one of the Tellers of the Receipt. (Same to the Chief Baron and the next of the Barons to swear said Godolphin into said office). Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 238.
June 8.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of Civil List moneys) 10l. to Visct. Cornbury in part of 260l. being at the rate of 10l. a week computed from May 30 last to June 6 inst.; and to pay the residue of said 260l. by 10l. a week from the 6th inst. Disposition Book XV, p. 56.
Same to same to issue (out of same) a list of ambassadorial and consular ordinaries and extraordinaries ut supra pp. 343 to 345 amounting in all to 22,616l. 18s. 0d. Ibid, p. 57.
Same to same to issue (out of same) 2170l. 19s. 9d. to Philip Ryley on the unsatisfied order in his name ut supra p. 366; to wit by 50l. per week for 42 weeks and 70l. 19s. 9d. for the 43rd week. Ibid, p. 58.
Same to same to issue (out of same) 52l. to William Fanshaw; 20l. to John Whittell clerk; 100l. to Dame Mary Kirke. Ibid, p. 59.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of James and Esteine Pigou praying that 1298l. 16s. 1½d. due to them for clothing Brigadier Belcastle's Regiment in 1694 may be paid out of moneys in your hands for the officers of said Regiment. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 121.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition of Ann Warner widow complaining of being molested by your officers in the sale and export of clay dug from her late husband's grounds which she alleges is only proper for making white and painted earthenware. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to stay process against Anthony Rowe and his partners, late contractors for the Hearthmoney Collection. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 239.
June 9.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 65,000l. to the Earl of Orford on the [unsatisfied] order in his name as Navy Treasurer: out of loans on the Land Tax: to be for wages to seamen. Disposition Book XV, p. 59.
Same to same to issue to same 8500l. 4s. 10d.: out of same: 1500l. thereof to pay the offreckonings of Col. Brudenall's late disbanded Regiment and 7000l. for the Victualling Commissioners for paying bills of exchange. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to report on the enclosed account [missing] from Patrick Lambe of moneys received and paid by him for the service of his Majesty's Hospitals in Flanders in 1696 and 1697. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 122.
June 9.Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Sir John Conyers, Robert Apprice and Jno. Ferrer, Jno. Pickering and — Williams widow, being sureties of John Mason late Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Cambridge and Isle of Ely, praying time to get in the arrears from said county for satisfying the King's debt and that what can be raised from Mason's estate may be paid before they be called upon. Reference Book VII, p. 341.
June 10.Money warrant for 50l. to Mahaleel Windham for him and the other seven doorkeepers of the House of Peers as reward for attending said House during the seassion 1698 Dec. 6 to 1699 May 4. (Money order dated June 12 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 376. Order Book V, p. 91.
Same for 54l. 2s. 6d. to Richard Cawthorne, Vicar of Hampton, Co. Middlesex, for 1½ years to Lady day last on his annuity of 36l. 1s. 8d.: this warrant to be first entered with the Auditor and the Receiver General of Crown Lands for Co. Middlesex to prevent double payment. Money Book XIV, p. 377.
Same for 69l. 9s. 4d. to John Cherry to satisfy (with 12l. certified by Aaron Smith as paid to him) his charges in the commission in 1690 to find the estate of Lord Dover. (Money order dated June 13 hereon). (Letter of direction dated June 23 for payment out of Civil List moneys.) Ibid, p. 379. Order Book V, p. 91. Disposition Book XV, p. 71.
Same for 153l. 10s. 0d. to Samuel Carr, his Majesty's stationer, for a parcel of Bibles and Common Prayer Books delivered to Henry, Bishop of London, to be sent to Maryland for the use of that Plantation pursuant to the Order in Council of 1695 Nov. 1. (Money order dated June 17 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 379. Order Book V, p. 131.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 10l. per an. to Thomas Lowther as searcher of Cardiff port. Money Book XIV, p. 386.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to William Roberts (on the unsatisfied order in his name for purchasing lands at Windsor &c.) the fines of leases which will be paid into the Exchequer by Martin Folkes Esq. and Sir John Morden. Disposition Book XV, p. 59.
Same to the Attorney General. Upon the demise of Mary Arundell, widow, John Tupper brought an action of ejectment against William London for several messuages in the precinct of the Savoy now in the possession of the King's tenants. You are to appear in defence of the King's title; "Mr. Addison who attends you herewith, bearing the charges of the said suit." Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 127.
Treasury reference to the Postmasters General of the petition of Peter Nayler and Matthew Page shewing that said Page held the office of postmaster of Warrington from 1676 to 1695 but growing old and weakly and said Naylor having married his daughter he permitted Naylor to manage said office who has run into arrear 200l. "which was occasioned by reason of the many horses that were killed or lamed in the latter end of the reign of the late King and in the beginning of this present reign by the great number of persons and officers that carried expresses to and from Ireland, and by losses sustained from the several deputies belonging to the said office and by the death and insolvency of several heads of families who by reason of the great distance from the office were entrusted for their letters"; therefore praying a remission of 150l. of said debt. Reference Book VII, p. 341.
June 10.Treasury order for the execution of a warrant dated June 1 from Peregrine Bertie, Vice Chamberlain of the Household, to Charles Godfrey, Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery to Sir Godfrey Kneller, "his Majesty's Principall Painter" of a chain and medal of gold of the value of 300l. as a present to him from the King for his good service. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 240.
June 11.Warrant by the Lords Justices of England to the Lords Justices of Ireland to pay 1000l. as equipage to the Earl of Berkeley as one of their number. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 4.
June 12.Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 57l. 19s. 4d. to Henry Ayloffe, King's Remembrancer, for blank books for the Surveyor General of Customs, London port for one year from 1697 Xmas as per schedule detailed.
462l. 15s. 4d. to same for like books, detailed, for the Customers, Comptrollers and Searchers of the outports for same year. Money Book XIV, pp. 373, 377.
Money warrant for 50l. to Maxamilian Stephens, one of the Agents for Taxes, for reward and for the expense of his journey to Cheshire to examine the accounts of Morgan Whitley. (Money order dated June 14 hereon). Ibid, p. 378. Order Book V, p. 91.
Same for 3600l. to William, Earl of Portland for three quarters to 1697 Xmas on the yearly allowance of 4800l. for keeping at his own charge the King's Gardens at St. James's, Kensington, Hampton Court, Windsor, Richmond and the Terrace Walk at Whitehall. (Money order dated June 17 hereon). Money Book XIV, p. 381. Order Book V, p. 92.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay 168l. 8s. 0d. to Christopher Tilson, the Register or Clerk attending the Commissioners for Appeals in Excise, for their bill of incidents detailed. Money Book XIV, pp. 381–2.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 5750l. (of loans on the second 3s. Aid) to Lionell Herne upon the unsatisfied order in his name: to be applied by him to the taking in of Exchequer Bills to be cancelled. Disposition Book XV, p. 60.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay (out of Disbanding moneys in your hands) 398l. 16s. 9d. to Mr. Archebald Hucheson for so much advanced by him here to the officers of Col. Holt's Regiment in the Leeward Islands (which is now disbanded) for their subsistence; the same being deducted from the said officers there by Mr. Taylder. Disposition Book XV, p. 60.
June 12.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 517l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Forces: out of loans on the Land Tax; to be to clear the Commission Officers of Col. Cha. O'Hara's Regiment of Fuziliers in Jersey and Gurnsey from March 25 last to May 25 last. Ibid.
Same to same to issue (out of Civil List moneys) 500l. to James Vernon, Secretary of State; on the unsatisfied order in his name for Secret service. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands returning his report on Richard Cull's petition. You are to fully inform yourself on all the particulars before making reports. In this case you are to report singly [seriatim] the reversions of the lands in jointure to the Queen Dowager. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 122.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt. Before the King went for Holland he signed a warrant for a grant to Sir Stephen Fox of the Crown's title to the estate of John Archer, outlaw in Ireland. This warrant was prepared without the direction of the Treasury Lords and without laying the reports thereon before the King; and it has not been offered by the said Lords or their Secretary. Before they countersign it they desire you to lay before the King the abstract of the case with the reports at large [or in extenso]. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. My Lords have granted one month's leave to Peregrine Bertie, one of the patent searchers in London port, upon some extraordinary business that requires his attendance in the country. Ibid.
Same to the Farmers of the Lotteries to pay into the Receipt forthwith the rent of your farm at Lady day last. Ibid, p. 123.
Same to Mr. London for an account of what was the charge for last year of every particular one of the Royal Gardens. Ibid.
Same to the Agents for Taxes to report on the enclosed letter [missing] of Sir John Mainwaring relating to himself et al the sureties of Mr. Morgan Whitley as late Receiver General of Taxes for Cheshire and North Wales: desiring that Whitley may be allowed time till Michaelmas term to clear his account. Ibid, p. 127.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities detailed of George Petty as Agent to [the Regiment of] Brigadier Henry Trelawney. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 137.
[?June 12].Treasury order for the execution of a warrant of May 30 last of the Vice Chamberlain of the Household to the Master of the Jewel Office for the delivery to the Duke of Bolton of 200 ounces of gilt plate as a gift from the King at the christening of his son. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 250.
June 12.William Lowndes to the Revenue Commissioners Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mary, widow of John Lowther, and Dr. Ferguson, shewing that they are prosecuted as securities of Samuell Richardson late collector of the King's revenues at Belfast, Carrickfergus and Londonderry for an arrear of 246l. 18s. 6d.: whereas they were securities for him only in regard to Belfast and Carrickfergus for which there is due only 46l. 18s. 6d. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 2.
June 13.Money warrant for 6190l. 12s. 8d. to Charles Shales, his Majesty's goldsmith, for gold works &c. delivered into the Jewel House 1698 April 19 to 1699 April 19. (Money order dated June 14 hereon).
Appending: certificate by Charles Godfrey Esq. Master of the Jewels and Plate of the delivery &c. of said items: viz. chains, medals &c. 828l. 10s. 10d.; new gilt plate 1196l. 8s. 2d.; new gilding &c. of old plate 758l. 16s. 10d.; new white plate 1750l. 15s. 11d.; new making white store plate 971l. 2s. 1d.; repairing and boiling white store plate 395l. 5s. 10d.; casemaker 92l.; engraver for engraving the King's arms on said plate 100l. 13s. 0d.; cutler, smith &c. 67l.; officers of the Jewel House for one year's allowance for necessaries 1698 March 25 to 1699 March 25. Money Book XIV, p. 380. Order Book V, p. 91.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 12l. per an. to Cha. Villiers and John Harrison Esqrs. for the office of one of the two searchers at Gravesend ut supra p. 365; with all the arrears due to said Villiers on said salary at Lady day last. Money Book XIV, p. 341.
The like for the salary of 12l. per an. to Thomas Chiffinch as one of the two searchers at Gravesend and London port. Ibid XV, p. 23.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 300l. to the Earl of Montague for one week's allowance to the 10th inst to the Great Wardrobe.
800l. to the Earl of Bradford, Cofferer, for same for the Household and Stables.
300l. to Henry D'Nassau for same for the Stables.
200l. to Thomas Lloyd towards the estimate for the building at Hampton Court.
600l. to the Earl of Portland for same for the Privy Purse. Disposition Book XV, pp. 48, 49, 52.
Same to same to issue (out of Civil List moneys) 50l. to Thomas Lloyd on the unsatisfied order in his name as Paymaster of the Works: to be paid over to Mr. Tallman, Comptroller of the Works, for Mr. Verrio's painting [work] at Windsor Castle. Ibid, p. 62.
June 13.William Lowndes to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Thomas Phillips shewing that his half pay being stopped towards satisfaction of a just debt has almost paid same and therefore praying an advance of 20l. to supply his necessary occasions. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 123.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to obtain the King's signature to the enclosed five warrants viz. (1) for 1000l. per an. to the Earl of Arran as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber: (2) for 400l. to Mr. Hill for his journey to Turin: (3) for 300l. to the Speaker of the House of Commons: (4) for 1250l. to Mr. Hume on a bill drawn from Stockholm by Mr. Robinson: (5) for 100l. to Dame Ann Layton. Ibid.
Same to Visct. Fitz Hardinge [one of the four Tellers of the Receipt] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Thomas Doyley, Receiver General of Taxes for Co. Monmouth, praying to be allowed the deficiency of 835l. which he received in clipped money by tale that happened not to be charged in his account though he lodged the same in your Office 1696 June 23. Why was not the money charged in due time? Ibid, p. 127.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing: (a) order of the King in Council dated Kensington May 25 last approving of the methods and salaries proposed by the said Commissioners in their three presentments of March 9, April 28 and May 23 for putting in execution the laws against the transportation of wool.
Appending: the first of the above presentments, to wit that dated March 9 last made upon the Treasury order of 1698 Dec. 16 on the petition of merchants and others interested in the woollen manufacture who suggest that great quantities of wool and wool pelts have been lately conveyed out of Northumberland to Scotland and thence transported to foreign parts. Hereupon the Customs Commissioners report that they received information of the said frauds. On the 30 Dec. 1697 they gave Commission to certain Excise officers there and in the following March they despatched Mr. Warnford as riding surveyor to superintend Cumberland and Northumberland and afterwards viz. on the 6th and 13th August 1698 (upon publication of the Act of last Session for explaining &c. the acts against transportation of wool) they directed Mr. Norman, collector of Berwick port and the said Warnford to report the posts of the officers and the description of the open roads leading from England into Scotland and sent him a form for the registering of wool in accordance with the Act. In the following month they sent Capt. Ellesden [thither] who had well approved himself in opposing that trade in another part of the kingdom. We then received the abovesaid petition of the merchants. We desired Sir Benjamin Ayloff, one of the Commissioners in the first-named Act, to explain their intentions. Thereupon on Jan. 12 last he produced to us the resolution of a committee of the said Commissioners of Dec. 30 last comprehending the number, charge and station of the officers proposed by them for this service. But we see no cause for their appointing so many officers at a greater distance than 15 miles from the Scottish border nor in the ports where Customs officers are established. But seeing that a register of all wool growing within 15 miles of the border is now required by Act of Parliament and that the practice of importing wool by land into Scotland is so much increased we think that the established officers are insufficient. If the care of the said Register of wool be committed to these gentlemen as well as the guard of the inland border, the sum proposed by them viz. 2000l. per an. is reasonable. Out Letters (Customs) XIV, p. 23–5.
June 13.Treasury warrant to same to compound with Thomas Walsh merchant, on condition his friends make up the value already seized into the King's hands into a third part the debt, being the sum of 935l. 3s. 7d. (In the margin: a late Treasury order dated 1702 Nov. 10 for the execution hereof). Ibid, p. 26.
Same to the Collector Outwards, London port to swear Charles Villiers and John Harrison into the office of one of the two searchers of Gravesend in London port; and Richard Middleton as their deputy. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Lords Justices of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Vernon, merchant, praying a grant of the Crown's title to the equity of redemption of the lands of Clontarf forfeited by the attainder of Mary Vernon. Out Letters (Ireland) VIII, p. 1.
June 14.William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of Civil List moneys) 3095l. 6s. 4d. to Charles Shales his Majesty's goldsmith. Disposition Book XV, p. 60.
Same to the Agents for Taxes enclosing a letter [missing] sent to my Lords from the Assessment Commissioners for this year's land tax in Co. Brecon touching the method of their procedure in the apportioning of the tax. Please prepare a letter for my Lords to sign in reply which shall be agreeable to the Act of Parliament. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 127.
June 15.Money warrant dormant for the additional allowance of 100l. as from Lady day last to the four Tellers of the Receipt for their pains &c. in paying annuities on the Million Lottery and the Tonnage and Poundage. Money Book XIV, p. 383.
Money warrant for 10l. to Ann Ryall, Housekeeper to the House of Commons, for the last Session on her allowance of so much per session for keeping and cleaning same. (Money order dated June 17 hereon). Ibid, p. 383. Order Book V, p. 96.
Same for 553l. 0s. 9d. to John Miller to complete 853l. 0s. 9d. expended in executing the commission for taking subscriptions for enlarging the stock of the Bank of England. (Money order dated June 17 hereon).
Appending: bill of said expenses. Money Book XIV, p. 384–5. Order Book V, p. 118.
William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1500l. to me, Lowndes: out of Civil List moneys: on the unsatisfied order in my name for secret service. Disposition Book XV, p. 53.
June 15.William Lowndes to the Customs Commissioners to pay into the Exchequer the 420l. 19s. 6½d. remaining in the officer's hands on account of the King's part of the wine and brandy lately seized at Colchester. Disposition Book XV, p. 61.
Same to the Navy Commissioners enclosing the petition [missing] of William Lee and John Kinge for 12l. 17s. 11d. certified by Visct. Hatton as due to them for moneys expended on the impressing of seamen. Make out a bill for their payment accordingly. Ibid.
Same to same to make out a bill for allowing to the Navy Treasurer the 1277l. 11s. 0d. by him paid for discount of salt tallies to the amount of 50,679l. 9s. 5d.
and 3077l. 12s. 0d. likewise paid for discount and brokerage on 98,024l. 2s. 0d. of tallies on the Two Millions Act. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1000l. to the Navy Treasurer on the unsatisfied order in his name: out of loans on the Land Tax: to be paid over to the Victualling Commissioners for the victualling in general. Ibid, p. 62.
Same to Mr. Popple to lay before the Commissioners for Trade the enclosed letter [missing] from the Lords Justices of Ireland with a memorial [missing] of Lewis Crommelin for setting up a linen manufacture in Ireland. The Treasury Lords desire the said Commissioners to discourse with the proposer what manufacture may be most fit to be set up in Ireland with respect to the interest of England. Out Letters (General) XVI, p. 128.
Treasury reference to the late Commissioners of Prizes of the petition of Capt. Peter Pickard shewing that he "destroyed a French man of war on the coast of France [and] a French privateer of 18 guns, for which service the Lords Justices of England ordered him 10l. per gun amounting to 700l. whereof he hath received 500l.": therefore praying payment of the remainder. Reference Book VII, p. 340.
Same to Mr. Cha. Twitty of the petition of the porters of the Exchequer for some allowance for their attendance "they having no other reward than what they can earn." Ibid, p. 341.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Henry Washington gent. for a 31 years' lease of the coppice called South Coppice, containing 18 acres, lying in Cookham Co. Berks. in the south part of Inwood, and also North Coppice containing 12 acres formerly parcel of Inwood and a tenement and lands thereto belonging called Woodward's tenement: the premises having been for some years out of lease and much impoverished. Ibid.
Same to the Postmasters General of the petition of the inhabitants of Shrewsbury praying that the post stage from Bristol may be extended to their town. Ibid.
June 15.Treasury commission to Joseph Cooke to be a Surveyor in General of the Duties on Houses and on Marriages. Warrants not Relating to Money XVI, p. 82.
Treasury warrant to auditor Henry Shales to make up the accounts of the forfeited estate of the late Richard Viscount Preston in accordance with the privy seal of Feb. 28 last supra p. 273. Ibid, pp. 241–2.
Same to Phillip Ryley, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, to fell 35 tons of timber (not fit for the Navy) and to sell dotard timber to the value of 140l. in several parts of Salcey Forest in order to the repair of the Great Lodge in said forest on the petition of John Sha, keeper of said Lodge. Ibid, p. 243.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a constat in particular of premises [a house at Richmond &c. ut supra p. 276] in order to a lease thereof to Elizabeth, Countess of Winchilsea at 20l. per an. rent.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on said Countess's petition for same. Her late father John Ayres Esq. had a lease in 1669 and in 1676 from Sir Edward Villiers, as assignee of the Queen Mother Henrietta Maria, of a house, barn and stable adjoining his Majesty's palace at Richmond. He made a contract for a new lease in 1688 of the whole premises together with an adjacent old ruined tenement; but same was not executed. Ibid, p. 244.