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Secret Service Payments: William Jephson

Pages 515-534

Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 17, 1702. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1939.

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William Jephson

The first of these volumes is entitled:

The Cash Book of Receipts and Payments made by William Jephson, Esqr., for his Majesty's Secret Service: begun 20th April, 1689.

William Jephson's Secret Service Account, 1689.

[Easter Exchequer Half Year from April 20 to August 20].

Debtor Account, pp. 1–13. (T 38/734, folios 1–10).
£ s. d.
1689, April 20, to money received of Henry Guy Esq., as per acquittance in Mr. Guy's Book of Acquittances in the words following may appear: viz. Received then of Henry Guy Esq., by me William Jephson Esq., the sum of 358l. 8s. 8½d. for his Majesty's Secret Service in pursuance of his Majesty's pleasure herein signified by the Treasury Lords 358 8
April 26, received on an order for 25,000l. dated 24 April, 1800l. out of Letter money and 840l. out of Excise, whereof 540l. advanced which was for the Duke [of] Schonberge who pays fees and 140l. for the Speaker [on which the] King pays the fees and the remaining 2000l. for other services not yet known 2640 0 0
May 2, received of Mr. Villiers [a Teller of the Receipt]: in further part of 100l. out of loans on the Present Aid [as by 1 Wm. and Mary c. 3] 2000 0 0
May 10, received of Mr. Howard, [a Teller of the Receipt] out of the Excise [money] 2783 16 0
May 16, received of Mr. Villiers: out of the Excise 1000 0 0
May 23, received of Mr. Loving [a Teller of the Receipt]: out of Customs 4436 15 0
May 30, received of Mr. Maynard [a Teller of the Receipt]: out of Excise 2350 0 0
June 13, received of Mr. Loving out of Letter [Post Office] money 1200 0 0
out of Tenths 6 1 9
received of Mr. Villiers: out of Hearthmoney 1293 18 3
June 27, received of Mr. Maynard: out of Wines and Vinegar [as by 2 Wm. and Mary Sess. 2 c. 5] 2000 0 0
July 3, received of Mr. Howard: out of Excise 1000 0 0
1689, July 9, received of Mr. Maynard: out of loans on the Present Aid 2000 0 0
July 12, received of Mr. Villiers: out of Customs 1200 0 0
out of Excise 280 0 0
July 16, from ditto out of Excise and making 25,000l. in full of the order of 24 April last 809 9 0
from ditto in part of a fresh order dated July 13 inst., based on a sign manual of the 10th inst.: out of the Excise 71 3 11¼
out of loans on the Present Aid 119 0
July 19, received of Mr. Loving: out of loans on the 12d. Aid [as by 1 Wm. and Mary c. 20] for the Earl of Nottingham's purchase: [on which] the King pays the fees 4000 0 0
July 22, received of ditto 300 0 0
July 23, received of ditto: out of loans on the Present Aid 1500 0 0
received of Mr. Maynard: out of loans on the 12d. Aid 500 0 0
July 27, received of Mr. Maynard: out of Excise 990 0 0
August 1, received of Mr. Loving: out of loans on the 12d. Aid 300 0 0
August 3, from ditto out of ditto 2000 0 0
August 9, received of Mr. Maynard: out of letter money 725 0 0
August 15, received of Mr. Loving: out of loans on the 12d. Aid 3373 19 0
Total receipts at 19 August for the Exchequer, half year from Lady day to Michaelmas, 1689:
£ s. d.
from the Exchequer 38879 10 0
from Mr. Guy 358 8
39237 18
Per Contra: [credit payments out of secret service moneys] T 38/734 folios 1–11.
£ s. d.
1689, April 20, paid William Ummant for the charges of passing two privy seals (1) for executing the clauses of loan in the Act for the Present Aid and (2) to authorise the Treasury Lords to execute unsatisfied orders and to pay public officers, etc. 48 0 0
1689, April 22, paid to Thomas Neale and James Hoare for disbursements in passing an indenture of 6 skins of vellum relating to the Mint 200 13 4
April 26, paid Baldwyn Leighton for so much by him disbursed for his Majesty's service in Ireland: clear [of fees] 130 0 0
April 29, paid Henry Powle on his allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons for 28 days, March 20 last to April 16 inst.: clear [of fees: and paid] per George Cripps his assignee 140 0 0
paid the Duke of Schonberge [as royal] bounty: paid fees [hereon: the balance was received] (fn. 1) per Mr. Holford 500 0 0
paid Samuell Langford for so much by him laid out for passing the present Treasury Commission: clear 81 7 0
paid the Earl of Portland [as royal] bounty: paid fees 500 0 0
paid ditto, paid fees 500 0 0
April 30, paid William Clopton for so much compounded for in lieu of all fees claimed by him as Waferer to their Majesties on the day of their Coronation, clear [of all fees] 30 0 0
May 2, paid Capt. Philip Howard [as royal] bounty: paid fees 300 0 0
paid the Duke of Schonberg [as royal] bounty: paid fees: [received] per William Holford 1000 0 0
1689, May 3, paid Thomas Langley, Mayor of Harwich, for so much expended by him for the charges of Dutch seamen that lay at Harwich waiting for their passage in the pacquet boat: at the rate of 6d. per diem each man to 17 March last; pursuant to his Majesty's order when Prince of Orange: clear [of fees] 26 5 6
paid Mary Kirke widow, upon her allowance of 250l. per an. [as royal] bounty for half a year to Lady day last: clear [of fees] 125 0 0
May 8, paid the watermen as follows: masters of barges belonging to several Companies of the city of London for so much due to them and divers watermen attending the said barges for the carrying of soldiers from the Tower of London to Tilbury and Gravesend pursuant to the order of Council of December 14 last and also in satisfaction of damages the said barges sustained by stress of weather in that service: viz. Ste. Mathews, Master of the Grocers' barge 9 5 0
William Williamson, Master of the Goldsmiths' barge 10 10 0
Tho. Atkins, Master of the Merchant Taylors' barge 11 5 0
John Davis, Master of the Haberdashers' barge 9 15 0
William Hill, Master of the Vintners' barge 9 6 0
John Barrow, Master of the Stationers' barge: clear [of fees] 9 15 0
May 9, paid the Duke of Schonberg [as royal] bounty: paid fees [received] per Mr. Holford 500 0 0
May 11, paid Randolph [Rudolph] Kien, for his Majesty's use and service: clear [of fees] 1000 0 0
paid Sir Eliab Harvey, Lieutenant of Waltham Forest, 76l. 5s. 5d. for the Keepers and Rangers [thereof] formerly payable at the Exchequer: that is the Ranger on his fee of 6d. per diem for one year at Lady day 1689 9 2 6
1689, May 11, Keeper of Walthamstow Walk for same of 8d. a day 12 3 4
Keeper of Leighton Walk for same of 4d. a day 6 1 8
Keeper of Walwood and Hamfrithwood for same of 3d. a day 4 11 3
Keeper of Woodford Walk for same of 8d. a day 12 3 4
Keeper of Loughton and Lambourne Walk for same of 8d. a day 12 3 4
John Jones, Woodward on 20l. per an. for same time 20 0 0
[paid said Harvey] for the Keeper of New Lodge Walk and Chingford Walk at 8d. per diem each for the said time: of late paid out of Secret Service 24 6 8
[ditto] for the Underkeepers and Rangers within the said Forest as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty to them for their encouragement to preserve the game and deer there for the said time for his Majesty's disposal 132 17 11
[ditto] for several sums by them laid out in said time by order of his late Majesty King James II 50 6 0
paid Paule Jodrell, Clerk of the House of Commons, as royal bounty by way of reward for his pains and care in soliciting the present Poll Bill [1 Wm. and Mary c. 13] and passing the same in the House of Commons: clear [of fees] 10 0 0
May 14, paid Bartholomew Fillingham and Edmd. Woodroffe, two of the Agents [for Taxes] for hastening in their Majesties' moneys, the same being intended to be by them paid over to the messengers for carrying abroad the Poll Act to the several counties and towns within England and Wales: clear [of fees]. In the margin: 9 July, 1689, this money was repaid vide, p. 528 100 0 0
paid John Shales for the expense of his journey into the North whither he is sent by order from his Majesty 100 0 0
1689, May 16, paid William Ummant for the charges of passing 4 privy seals (1) for executing the clause of loan on the Poll Act (2) to compound fines, recognizances, etc. in the Exchequer (3) to authorise the Treasury Lords to name Receivers General for the Poll (4) for settling the management of the profits in the Alienation Office: clear [of fees] 96 0 0
May 20, paid Monsieur Isaac, for his Majesty's use: clear [of fees] 1000 0 0
May 24, paid Duke Schonberg [as royal] bounty: paid fees: [received per] William Holford 1000 0 0
paid Doctor Tennison for Mrs. Needham's 2 sons [as royal] bounty: paid fees 100 0 0
paid Dr. William Aglionby for service in the Post Office: paid fees 20 0 0
paid William Fanshaw, Esq. [as royal] bounty: paid fees 50 0 0
paid Col. Godfrey for 3 quarters of his pension formerly paid by the Cofferer 750l. and [Exchequer] fees for the [issue of] same 24l. 14s. 6d.: paid fees 774 14 6
May 25, paid Mr. Speaker [of the House of Commons] for 28 days of his allowance to the 14th inst. of 5l. per diem: [paid] per Mr. Cripps: clear [of fees] 140 0 0
paid Lord Coote for the use of the Queen: clear [struck through]: the King pays fees [on this payment] 2000 0 0
May 27, paid William Ummant for the charges of passing 3 privy seals (1) for discharging certain sums received [by the Prince of Orange] from Collectors of the Customs in the West and elsewhere [at his landing in the West in 1688]: (2) for Judges to allow up to a third of fines in the King's Bench to prosecutors: (3) for the Exchequer to compound and discharge Coast bonds: [paid] clear [of fees] 72 0 0
money paid to the King's own hands (by note to Mr. Harrison goldsmith): clear [of fees] 500 0 0
1689, May 28, money paid to the King's own hands (by note of Mr. Harrison): paid fees 500 0 0
May 30, paid Phillip Darcy Esq., [as royal] bounty: paid fees 200 0 0
May 31, paid Sir Paul Rycaut who is appointed Resident at the Hanse Towns [as royal] bounty: paid fees 300 0 0
June 1, paid Lord Culpeper [as royal] bounty: paid fees 100 0 0
paid Lord Morley and Monteagle [as royal] bounty: paid fees 100 0 0
paid Mr. John Dwyre: clear 17 18 0
June 3, paid Lord Willoughby of Parham: paid fees 100 0 0
June 4, paid John Hookes free of fees 20 0 0
paid Lord Eure [as royal] bounty: paid fees 100 0 0
money paid to the King's own hands (by Mr. Harrison): paid fees 500 0 0
June 6, paid the Duke of Ormonde [as royal] bounty: paid fees 500 0 0
June 8, paid Visct. Messereene in repayment of the like sum lent by him for supply of the Garrison at Londonderry: clear 212 0 0
June 11, money paid to the King's own hands (by Mr. Harrison): paid fees 500 0 0
June 12, paid George Mainwaring Esq., for Mr. Street, the [Town] Major of Chester for money disbursed by him for transporting soldiers to Scotland 44l. 4s. 6d. and for maintenance of Irish prisoners 163l. 10s. 11d.: clear [of fees] 207 15 5
June 14, paid Mrs. Atwood, part of her pension: paid fees 50 0 0
June 15, paid the Marquess of Carmarthen, Lord President of the Council, for one quarter on his pension of 3500l. per an., commencing 14 February and ending 16 May last: paid fees 875 0 0
June 17, paid Sir Stephen Fox for the maintenance of Mrs. Fitzharris's children for half a year ended at Lady day 1689: clear 39 0 0
June 18, money paid to the King's own hands (by Mr. Harrison) paid fees 500 0 0
1689, June 19, paid Lady Arabella Macartie: [as royal] bounty: paid fees 150 0 0
paid Mr. George Tuthill [as royal] bounty: paid fees 100 0 0
June 22, paid Joseph Bennett for subsistence, in pursuance of an order from the Lords of the Committee for Ireland: clear [of fees] 20 0 0
June 25, paid Mrs. Darcy [as royal] bounty for the maintenance of younger children: per Mr. Conyers: paid fees 300 0 0
June 26, money paid to the King (by Mr. Harrison): paid fees 500 0 0
June 28, paid Joseph Mason for William Jackson, Esq., [Town] Major of Bristol, for maintenance of Irish prisoners at Bristol: clear [of fees] 22 0 6
paid Monsieur Isaac: for his Majesty's use: clear [of fees] 1000 0 0
June 29, paid Thomas Langley, Esq., [Town] Major of Harwich, for money disbursed for the relief of poor Dutchmen at Harwich from 19th March last to the 24th inst.: clear [of fees] 16 13 6
paid Sir Arthur Rowden [as royal] bounty: in pursuance of an order order of the Lords of the Committee for Ireland: clear [of fees] 100 0 0
July 2, money paid to the King (per Mr. Harrison): paid fees 500 0 0
July 4, paid Col. Arnold Cooper [as royal] bounty: clear [of fees] 20 0 0
paid Tho. Howard, Esq. [as royal] bounty: whereof 100l. intended for Mr. Edward Howard and 50l. for Col. Kinsmill: paid fees 150 0 0
July 8 paid Thomas Smeeton, late one of the Messengers [of the Chamber] attending the Treasury: on his allowance of 20l. per an.: for 3 quarters ended at midsummer last: [as royal] bounty: clear [of fees] 15 0 0
July 9, paid Randolph [Rudolph] Kein his Majesty's use and service: clear [of fees] 2000 0 0
paid William Streete Esq. [Town] Major of Chester, for so much disbursed by him for relief of the poor Irish prisoners now in custody in Chester Castle: per Mr. Geo. Manwaring: clear [of fees] 55 14 6
1689, July 10, paid Samuell Langford: so much by him expended for the fees and charges of passing a privy seal for loans upon the Act for 12d. per £ [the 12d. Aid by 1 Wm. and Mary, c. 20]: clear [of fees] 23 13 0
July 11, paid Tho. Fotherly appointed to go to Denmark: as of his Majesty's free gift and royal bounty: paid fees 200 0 0
money paid to the King: paid fees 500 0 0
July 12, paid to Geo. Snell, Jos. Heeler and Richard Brayne [as royal] bounty to them for discovering and seizing, or causing to be seized, John Pendergrass, author of a a treasonable and seditious libel entitled "a short history of the Convention or new Christened Parliament": clear [of fees] 100 0 0
July 13, paid Laud Crisp on his allowance of 20l. 16s. 0d. per an. [as royal] bounty, for three quarters ended at Midsummer last: clear [of fees] 15 12 0
paid Antho. Seagar, Office Keeper to the Treasury, 86l. 17s. 0d. for disbursements for provisions for said Office and 10l. for last June 24 quarter on his salary: clear [of fees] 96 17 3
paid Hellen Prediaux widow, for the year to June 24 last on her allowance of 30l. per an. [as royal] bounty: clear [of fees] 30 0 0
paid Mary Watson widow, for same on same: clear [of fees] 40 0 0
paid Mary Bocock widow, for same on same: clear [of fees] 40 0 0
July 15, paid Alice Baggot widow, for same on same: clear [of fees] 20 0 0
paid Mary Brinknell alias Holtby for same on same 20 0 0
paid William Aldham for same on same: paid fees 40 0 0
paid Kath[erine] Ironmonger, daughter of Agmondisham Pickhays, on "his" allowance of 40l. per an. bounty: clear [of fees] 40 0 0
1689, July 15, paid Henry Powle, Esq., Speaker of the House of Commons, for 2 months or 56 days ended July 8 on his allowance of 5l. a day 280 0 0
paid Capt. James Read [as royal] bounty: clear [struck through] paid fees 50 0 0
paid Walter Heyden, due for several services performed for his Majesty between 14 April last and 21 June last: clear [of fees] 7 11 0
paid Eleanor Rosse, on her allowance of 20l. per an. bounty: clear [of fees] 20 0 0
July 16, paid Eliz., widow of Tho. Loup, on her allowance of 40l. per an. [as royal] bounty for a year to June 24 last: clear [of fees] 40 0 0
paid Magdalen Thomas widow, for 1¼ years to same time on her same: clear [of fees] 12 10 0
paid Dame Eliza[beth] Lenthall for 3 quarters to June 24 last on her same: clear [of fees] 15 0 0
paid Hester D' Civill for one year to same date on her same: clear [of fees] 30 0 0
paid Joyce Greeting widow, for same on her same: clear [of fees] 40 0 0
July 17, paid William Ummant for passing a privy seal for discharging the arrears of Tenths on small rectories, etc.: clear [of fees] 17 0 0
July 18, paid Thomas Silver on [an] allowance of 20l. per an. for his wife, being necessary woman to his late Majesty Charles II: and [for] bounty in consideration of her service to his said Majesty and of her present indisposition: [and is] for 1¼ years to June 24 [last]: clear [of fees] 25 0 0
paid Richard Yeates, carpenter, son of Francis Yeates who was put to death by the usurper Cromwell for being guide to Charles II from Worcester to White Lady: for one year to June 24 last on [his] bounty: clear [of fees] 20 0 0
July 17, paid the King: paid fees [thereon] 500 0 0
July 18, paid Sir Michaell Cole: [as royal] bounty: paid fees 100 0 0
1689, July 19, paid Eleanor Mather, three quarters to June 24 last on her allowance of bounty: clear [of fees] 37 10 0
July 20, paid Daniel, Earl of Nottingham, in part of 20,000l. for the purchase of his house and gardens and lands within the walls lying and being at Kensington: clear [of fees] 4000 0 0
paid Rudolph Kien for his Majesty's use and service: clear [of fees] 1000 0 0
paid Eliz[abeth], widow of John Loup and Eliza[beth] Richards for one year to June 24 last on their allowance: clear [of fees] 40 0 0
paid Mary Mitchell alias Ross for same on her same: clear [of fees] 40 0 0
July 22, paid William Wekett, deputy to John Langwith, messenger, upon his allowance of 20l. per an. for extraordinary service in carrying letters and other services: for last June 24 quarter: clear [of fees] 5 0 0
paid Susanna Woodward for half a year to June 24 last on her allowance of bounty: clear [of fees] 25 0 0
July 23, paid Richard Jennings for one year to Lady day last on his same: clear [of fees] 20 0 0
paid Alice Elliot, widow, for same on her same: clear [of fees] 20 0 0
paid Philip Ryley in part of 311l. 8s. 0d. for several necessary reparations made and to be made in the Middle Park at Hampton Court: clear [of fees] 100 0 0
July 24, paid Capt. Phillip Howard for one year to June 24 last on his allowance of bounty: clear [of fees] 50 0 0
paid Thomas Hyde and Eliza[beth] his wife, for their service in bringing and conveying letters from Holland from the Queen when Princess of Holland and delivering the same to his Majesty when Prince of Orange: clear [of fees] 50 0 0
paid Josias Tredwell as his Majesty's reward for his service in coming express from Exeter to London to bring letters to the Lady Churchill, now Countess of Marlborough: clear [of fees] 20 0 0
1689, July 24, paid Philibertus Hervart. whom his Majesty hath appointed his Resident with the City and Republic of Geneva: paid fees 200 0 0
paid Joseph Greene, Roger Pilcher, Robert Kennett and Robt. Leech: per Sir Basill Dixwell and Sir William Honywood: clear [of fees] as his Majesty's reward to them for taking and apprehending Sir Adam Blaire and Dr. Robt. Grey 200 0 0
July 26, paid Eliza[beth] Madge alias Ogleby, for one year to June 24 last on her bounty: clear [of fees] 40 0 0
paid Capt. John Gyles on accompt of contingent expenses in the service of Ireland: clear [of fees] 100 0 0
paid Antho. Rowe, Esq., being intended to be by him paid over to several persons in satisfaction of money by them lent to his Majesty when Prince [of Orange] in the West: clear [of fees] 990 0 0
July 29, paid John Dwyre on his allowance of 2s. a day for 59 days from 1 June last to date hereof: clear [of fees] 5 18 0
July 30, paid Lewis Maria Gwilhins [Gwillims] for 3 quarters to June 24 last on her allowance of bounty: per Isab[ella] Gwillims: clear [of fees] 30 0 0
July 31, paid the King: paid fees 500 0 0
August 2, paid Peter Smith, clerk, as bounty for the charge of his transportation to Newfoundland whither he is going chaplain: clear [of fees] 20 0 0
August 5, paid Robert Phelips: [as royal] bounty: paid fees 200 0 0
paid the Commissioners for Prizes to enable them to carry on the business of the Prizes: which [sum] is intended to be repaid out of the money to be raised by sale of prizes: clear [of fees]: per Mr. Dive 300 0 0
paid the Earl of Oxford: [as royal] bounty: paid fees 1000 0 0
1689, August 5, paid Adrian Geldermalsen whom his Majesty hath appointed to go to Brussels to compliment the Governor of the Low Countries: paid fees 300 0 0
August 6, paid Charles Godfrey, Esq., 250l. on his annuity of 1000l. per an. formerly payable out of the Cofferer's Office: for one quarter ended 24 June last and 12l. 10s. 0d. for fees [thereon] 262 10 0
paid John Wildman Esq. [as royal] bounty: paid fees [thereon] 400 0 0
paid Thomas Langley, of Harwich, for so much expended for maintenance of poor Dutch seamen and soldiers at Harwich to 31 July, 1689: clear [of fees] 23 2 6
paid the King: paid fees [thereon] 500 0 0
August 7, paid William Jephson Esq., 5l. 8s. 0d. for the value of 5 guineas he paid to Mr. Johnson at Exeter for several Declarations, Associations, etc. and for other charges: and 5l. 8s. 6d. for value of 5 other guineas which he paid to two men sent out for Intelligence in the West: and 9l. 15s. 0d. for the value of 9 guineas paid to the officers that brought Mr. Dunstarr, a servant of Lord Melford's, out of Sussex to London: clear [of fees] 20 12 0
August 12, paid Bernard Greenvile, Esq., for 3 quarters to Xmas last for [rent for] Mote Park laid into Windsor Great Park "and belongs to him by virtue of a settlement made by the late Duke of Albermarle": paid fees [hereon] 225 0 0
August 13, paid the Major of Chester for so much disbursed by him for the relief of disbanded Papist prisoners in the Castle of Chester to the 3rd inst.: per Mr. Robert Pidgeon, his assignee: clear [of fees] 66 14 6
paid the King: paid fees 500 0 0
August 19, paid Katherine Lesley [as royal] bounty: paid fees thereon 100 0 0
paid the Marquess of Carmarthen on his pension of 3500l. per an. [as royal] bounty: for 39 days from 16 May last to 24 June last: paid fees [thereon] 373 19 0
1689, August 20, paid William Jephson Esq. for 539 [army Officers'] commissions for the North of Ireland, his Majesty being pleased to allow 5s. for [office fees on] each commission, there having been no fees paid by the Officers for them: clear [of fees] 134 15 0
paid the King, per Harrison: paid fees [hereon] 500 0 0
paid Robert Squibb in full satisfaction of so much by him paid for fees to several offices and officers on passing his Majesty's warrants and other warrants and for fees paid to the officers of the Exchequer on receiving several sums of money there for his Majesty's secret service from 20 April to 20 August, 1689, in the name of William Jephson Esq.: clear [of fees] 560 14 6
total payments £36,512 13 0
from this sum is to be deducted 100l. paid to Mr. Fillingham and [the other Taxes] Agents 14 May last because the same was repaid to me by the said Agents 9 July last 100 0 0
£36,412 13 0
Remains to balance this Account [for part of the Easter Exchequer half year anno 1689] 2,825 5
£39,237 18
This account was closed the 20th of August, 1689, and signed by his Majesty the 4th of September following.
Examined 30 [August] by my Lord Delamere, Chancellor of the Exchequer.

William Jephson's Secret Service Account.

From 20 August 1689 to 29 September 1689 [being the remainder of Easter Term, 1689].

(T 38/734, folios 11—14).

William Jephson for his Majesty's Secret Service is Debtor

£ s. d.
balance of the account closed the 20 August, 1609 2825 5
1689, August 21, money received of Mr. Maynard [one of the four Tellers of the Receipt of the Exchequer]: out of Letter [or Post Office] Money 1500l.: out of French linens, (fn. 2) 1145l. 17s. 0d. 2645 17 0
August 29, Received of Mr. Maynard: out of loans on the [Aid of] 12d. per £ [as by 1 William and Mary, c. 20] 550 0 0
Sept. 3, received of Mr. Loving [another of the said Tellers]: out of loans ut supra 3000 0 0
received of Mr. Howard [another of the said Tellers]: out of ditto: for Mr. Walker 2000 0 0
Sept. 5, received of Mr. Loving: out of ditto and completes the order for 25,000l. of July 13 last for secret service 2924 13 0
received of ditto out of ditto in part of an order of August 29 last for 25,000l. for secret service 3600 0 0
received of Mr. Howard: out of Customs 4000l.: out of Hearthmoney 1290l. 11s. 6d., out of loans on the 12d. Aid 6109l. 8s. 6d. 11400 0 0
[received of the] Spanish Ambassador 15000 0 0
received of Mr. Loving: out of loans on the 12d. Aid 2835 7 0
Sept. 12, received of ditto: out of Customs 2000 0 0
Sept. 20, received of Mr. Maynard: out of Customs 643l. 10s. 2d.: out of Excise 1456l. 9s. 10d. 2100 0 0
Sept. 27, received of Mr. Loving: out of loans on the 12d. Aid 2790 0 0
total receipts or charge 20 August to 29 September, 1689 £38,671 2
Per Contra: (payments in discharge: or Credit payments).
1689, August 21, paid Letitia Cheeke, widow [as royal bounty]: paid fees [hereon] 300 0 0
August 22, paid Simon Smith, Esq., being intended to be by him paid over to Mr. Rossington for the rent of Cleavland House hired for the entertainment of the Dutch Ambassadors: clear [of fees] 100 0 0
paid Sir Michaell Cole, Kt., and Thomas Firmin, Esq.: as royal bounty for and towards the relief of the Irish Protestants: clear [of fees] 1000 0 0
paid the Duke of Ormonde on his pension of 2500l. per an. which with 500l. formerly paid is in full thereof from 13 February last to June 24 last: paid fees per Richard Lascells 405 17 0
paid William Rider as royal bounty for and in consideration of the fleet hounds delivered by him to Mr. Tankard by his Majesty's order: paid fees 500 0 0
August 23, paid the bishop of London, Sir John Morden, Tho. Papillon and John Hampden, Esq., as royal bounty for and towards the relief of the French Protestants in such sort and manner as to them shall seem meet: clear of fees 1000 0 0
August 24, paid Henry Powle for 28 days ended the 5th inst. on his allowance of 5l. a day as Speaker of the House of Commons: [paid] per Mr. George Crips: clear [of fees] 140 0 0
paid Humberston Baron, clerk, [as royal] bounty towards the charge of his transportation to Jamaica whither he is going chaplain 20 0 0
August 27, paid the King: per Mr. Harrison: paid fees [hereon] 500 0 0
August 28, paid his Excellency Don Pedro Ronquillo, Ambassador Extraordinary from the King of Spain: [as royal] bounty: clear of fees 15000 0 0
paid William Lover [as royal] bounty: clear [of fees]. "This money was paid by his Majesty's special order under the name of the said Lover" 250 0 0
1689, August 29, paid Mr. John Lee [as royal] bounty: paid fees [hereon] 50 0 0
August 30, paid William Fanshaw [as royal] bounty: paid fees [hereon] 50 0 0
August 31, paid George Walker, clerk, [as royal] bounty: clear [of fees] 5000 0 0
paid Major Joseph Strode [as royal] bounty: paid fees [hereon]: [the fees] to be put to the King's account 200 0 0
paid John, Archbishop of Tuam in the kingdom of Ireland: paid fees [hereon]: to be put to the King's account 200 0 0
Sept. 5, paid Thomas, Lord Morley and Mounteagle [as royal] bounty: paid fees [hereon] 100 0 0
paid Thomas, Lord Willoughby of Parham [as royal] bounty: paid fees [hereon] 100 0 0
paid to the King: paid fees: per Harrison 500 0 0
Sept. 6, paid Anne Fitzharris, widow, on her allowance of 30s. per week commencing the present current week: clear [of fees]: [and is] for 34 weeks by advance 51 0 0
paid Daniel, Earl of Nottingham, in further part of 20,000l. for the purchase of his house, gardens and lands within the walls lying and being at Kensington: clear [of fees] 3000 0 0
paid John Dwyre on his allowance of 2s. a day for 39 days commencing 29 July last to date hereof: clear [of fees] 3 18 0
paid Robert, Earl of Lindsey, Lord Great Chamberlain, for satisfaction and in lieu of the goods and furniture in his Majesty's bedchamber on the day of his Coronation, being due to his Lordship: clear [of fees] 260 0 0
Sept. 9, paid Lord Melvill 1000 0 0
Sept. 10, paid William Lowndes in part of the charges of passing under the great seal 76 commissions and one Proclamation: clear of fees 400 0 0
Sept. 12, paid Nich[olas] Estoll on his annuity of 50l.: for one year ended at —: paid fees [hereon] 50 0 0
1689, Sept. 11, paid the King: paid fees [hereon] 500 0 0
Sept. 12, paid David Cairnes, Esq., for the use and service of Ireland: clear 50 0 0
Sept. 13, paid Stephen Evance for himself and Aldermen Joseph Herne, being for commission and brokerage of exchange of 2 per cent. for 34,781l. 5s. 0d. remitted by him and the said Alderman to Hamburg for the King of Denmark: clear [of fees] 695 12 6
paid William Lowndes in full of the charges of passing under the great seal 76 commissions and one Proclamation: and completes 675l.: clear [of fees] 275 0 0
Sept. 16, paid Thomas Plume, Doctor in Divinity, vicar of Greenwich: in lieu of titles of Greenwich Park for one year ended at Michaelmas "last": clear [of fees] 5 0 0
Sept. 18, paid Richard Wood, Esq., for and towards the contingent expenses of Ireland: clear [of fees] 40 0 0
paid Geo. Walker, clerk, for and towards the contingent expenses of Ireland: clear [of fees] 195 0 0
Sept. 19, paid to the King, per Harrison: paid fees [hereon] 500 0 0
Sept. 20, paid Phillip Ryley in further payment of 311l. 8s. 0d. for several reparations made and to be made in the Middle Park at Hampton Court 100 0 0
paid Dr. Titus Otes on his allowance of 10l. per week for 4 weeks commencing the 13th inst. to 11 October next: clear [of fees] 40 0 0
paid Theobald Bourgh, for and towards the contingent expenses of Ireland: clear [of fees] 10 0 0
Sept. 21, paid William Lowndes for charge of a privy seal for appointing Receivers of the 12d. per £ Aid: clear [of fees] 21 5 6
Sept. 24, paid Dame Mary, Viscountess Mountjoy [as royal] bounty: clear [of fees] 200 0 0
Sept. 25, paid to the King: per Harrison: paid fees [hereon] 500 0 0
1689, Sept. 25, paid Lieut. Robert Phillips for the contingent expenses in the service of Ireland: clear [of fees] 50 0 0
paid Major Owen Vaughan: for ditto: clear [of fee] 40 0 0
Sept. 26, paid William Vice by way of reward and in consideration of his pains and charges in going express from Liverpool to Major General Kirke at Derry in Ireland and by him sent back to the Duke of Schonbergh at London: clear [of fees] 30 0 0
paid Rudolf Kein for the use and service of his Majesty: clear 1000 0 0
Sept. 27, paid Thomas Silver and Thomas Dodge, two of their Majesties' gunners: [as royal] bounty for and in consideration of the service, pains and hazard of them and other gunners in blowing up houses to extinguish 2 fires viz. one that happened at Wappen [Wapping] the 24th of March last and the other in Mincing Lane: clear [of fees] 30 0 0
paid John Webb on account of money due to him for corn for the fowl in St. James's Park and for several other things done by him there: paid fees [hereon] 50 0 0
paid the Rt. noble Mary, Duchess of Bucks, for half a year to Lady day last on her allowance of 1200l. per an. [as royal] bounty: paid fees hereon 600 0 0
Sept. 28, paid William Fanshaw, Esq., for a fortnight ended this day on his allowance of 40s. a week: clear [of fees] 4 0 0
paid Henry Powle, Speaker of the House of Commons for 28 days from August 5 last to September 2 inst. on his allowance of 5l. a day: per George Crips: clear [of fees] 140 0 0
paid Anne, Countess of Newbrugh [Newbury] for one year's rent of Bagshot to Lady day last: clear [of fees] 100 0 0
paid Robert Squibb in full of so much paid by him to several officers on passing his Majesty's warrants and other warrants and for Exchequer fees on moneys received for secret service from 20 August to 29 September in the name of William Jephson and [on] 20,000l. [received] by Mr. Vander Esch 1362 2 6
36,718 15 6
1689, Sept. 29, remains to balance this account 1952 7
£38,671 2
18 November, 1689, examined by Lord Delamer.
This account was closed 29 September, 1689, and was signed and allowed by his Majesty at Kensington the 20th day of November, 1689.

Footnotes

  • 1. The phrase "paid fees" which occurs regularly in Jephson's ledger is to be understood as meaning that the recipient or payee paid the fees demanded by Jephson. When Jephson writes "clear" the phrase means that by the King's instructions or by Treasury instructions he did not exact his own fees from the payee. He was recouped later by an omnibus allowance from the Treasury. But Jephson's fees are not to be understood as Exchequer fees. On moneys issued to him at the Exchequer for Secret Service he paid 6d. usually in the £ to the Teller, as for the Exchequer Clerks. In his turn he would try to get back as much of this as possible from the various individuals to whom he paid or distributed the money by the King's command or by the Lord Treasurer's warrant. But purely eleemosynary payments of bounty generally went free of fees and accordingly are entered as "clear of fees". In other special cases the King himself paid or was debited with the fees. At the conclusion of each periodic account or settlement the discrepancy of fee payments (by Jephson to the Exchequer) and fee receipts (by Jephson from the recipient) was levelled by a balancing entry. Another technical explanation is perhaps necessary to make these Secret Service payments understandable. The phrase paid per or paid by is an abbreviation of the formal Latin entry of earlier days per manus "paid by the hands of" which simply means paid to x.y. as the accredited attorney of the actual beneficary or payee.
  • 2. The Duty on French linens was imposed by the Act 1 James II c. 5, for the period from 1 July 1685 to 1 July 1690: so that at the time of this entry the Duty was still producing revenue.