Entry Book: July 1679, 1-10

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 6, 1679-1680. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1913.

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July 1679

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
July 1. Money warrant for 7,500l. to Sir Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, for last Christmas quarter on the 30,000l. per an, for the service of his Office as by the privy seal of 1673, July 30. (Money order dated July 3 hereon. Letter of direction dated July 14 hereon for same to be satisfied by tallies on Anthony Rowe and partners in part of the 81,000l. payable by them 1680, Sept. 19, for the half year's Hearthmoney farm rent due 1680, Lady Day.) Money Book, p. 94. Order Book XXXVIII. pp. 20, 23.
Money order for 700l. 2s. 1d. to Robert Packer, Usher of the Receipt of the Exchequer, for paper, parchment, books, bags, ink and other necessaries for the use of the officers of the said Receipt and for the diets and fees of said Usher for the terms of Easter and Trinity, 1677, with their vacations, beginning February 13 and ending July 4 [1677]. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 21.
July 1. Henry Guy to Auditor Aldworth to make up a state of the 6 per cent. interest account to Lady day last for the several sums detailed ut supra, p. 107, amounting to 13,989l. 5s. 7d. in all. Out Letters (General), pp. 82–3.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to make forth certificates of the abovesaid several sums detailed, when they would have been paid in course if there had been no stop of the Exchequer, and how the persons are entitled, whether originally in their own names or by assignments from others. This is to assist the Auditor concerned [Aldworth] in making up the interest account as the interest is to commence from the date same became payable in the Exchequer. Deliver said certificates to bearer or send them to Auditor Aldworth. Ibid, pp. 84–5.
Same to Mr. Chetwin to forthwith pay into the Exchequer all taxes moneys now remaining in your hands, otherwise process will immediately issue against you. Ibid, p. 83.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to pay Mr. Bland for arrear of rent of his house where you keep your Office; paying him out of the weekly money for the Navy in convenient proportions to prevent Bland troubling the Treasury further about this matter. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Rowe and partners [Contractors for the Hearthmoney]. You have not paid the tally for 1,826l. 10s. 0d. payable out of your advance money due at June 24 last. Pay it forthwith so that the King's credit may not suffer; as this money is for lands bought by the King at Gosport. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to attend the Treasury on Tuesday morning next with Mr. Slingsby's account as Master of the Mint. Ibid, p. 84.
[? July 1.] Treasury instructions to the Customs Commissioners in reply to their representation of June 30 last. (1) We will submit to the King your proposal for making allowances not exceeding 5s. per hogshead or one fourth value in cases where prohibited French goods are seized and nothing can be recovered from the proprietor. (2) We will consider your proposal touching putting the collection of Customs outwards London port into the hands of Sir Nicholas Crisp, Phillip Warwick, Edward Bertie and Timo. Thornbury for their patent salaries. As the present Jerquers are not sufficient to do the work of their office and to examine the warrants with the cash book, Mathew Humberston, the deputed Receiver outwards, is to be added to their number; for the present he is to apply himself at his present salary of 80l. per an. to examine all warrants inwards London port and to compare them with the cash book for discovering any falsity in warrants or any counterfeit warrants. On the death of a Jerquer no new Jerquer to be named, but 20l. to be added thereout to said Humberston's salary, and the rest saved. (3) For the future patents for Customs places to be during pleasure, not for life, and the patent landwaiters of London and Bristol are not to have the power of making deputies. (4) In accordance with our instructions of April 19 last (supra, p. 28) you have uspended the collection of Exeter port into the hands of John Roop, the Customer there. You are to dismiss James Walker, the Collector, he having kept the King's money in his hands so long that there appears little probability of his paying same, it being of ill consequence to his Majesty's services to suffer such practices. Over and above his [present] patent salary [as Customer] Roop is to have 40l. per an. for two clerks, as allowed to Mr. Walker. Thereby 120l. per an. will be saved to the King. (5) We shall advise with the Barons of the Exchequer and the King's Remembrancer upon the rules which you have presented to us touching the coast bonds. (6) You may treat with Mr. Clement, the assistant to the General Surveyors, about his going into Ireland to undertake the business of the Plantation ships coming there, as you desire, in regard Mr. Hayes for himself and Sir Thomas Worsopp declines that employment. (7) We agree to your proposal in your report of April 26 last on Ralph Williamson's petition, viz., that no one succeed him as deputy Searcher London port, but that said place be supplied by a supernumerary landwaiter. We are against the coming in of officers by surrenders, as greatly prejudicial to the King's service. Out Letters (Customs), pp. 63–4, 70–1.
Followed by: reference dated July 2 from the Treasury to the Barons of the Exchequer and the King's Remembrancer of the proposals concerning said coast bonds as in clause 5 supra: said proposals being as follow, viz.: [a] That no bonds given for delivery of coals and other subsidy goods laden coastwise shall henceforth be taken by any officer in any port without the approbation of the deputed collector; nor any certificate accepted in discharge of such bonds without the like approbation: for which purpose he is to witness such bonds and sign the certificate and a copy thereof is to be sent to the Customs Commissioners for their directions concerning the same. [b] That all the certified coast bonds be returned by numbers into the Exchequer with the port books at the end of every year, viz., at Christmas with notice thereof to the Customs Commissioners: and that the Coast Books in all the outports be like and kept in like method as those in London port, viz., expressing the name of the ship and master, goods, port of lading and date of certificate: and that therefore the books be made 4 inches broader than heretofore; and that the certificate be not only well affixed to the bond at the loading port, but that the same be endorsed on the back itself, to wit only the port of lading and the master's name, goods, date of certificates and officers' names who signed: this endorsement to be signed by the Collector, Customer and Comptroller where the bond was taken: no bond to be put in process which is endorsed as above and appears by the Coast Book to have had a certificate for discharge even if the said certificate happen to be torn off or lost, unless there be information that such certificate is false. (c) That all forfeited and uncertified bonds be carefully returned by list examined and signed by the collectors as patent officers within one month next after the six months limited by the condition of such bonds. And whereas said bonds are often sent up to the King's Remembrancer by carriers and other uncertain persons, whereby great inconveniences have come to the King, for the future all forfeited and uncertified bonds are to be sent from the outports to the Customs Commissioners to be by them, within 14 days after receipt, sent to the King's Remembrancer who is to give an acquittance to the party bringing same.
July 2. Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 2,500l. to Edward Seymour on any unsatisfied, unappropriated orders in his name for the service of the Navy: to be issued out of the 4,000l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to bring into the Exchequer this week. Money Book, p. 94.
The like for 500l. to same for the Victualling: to be by Seymour paid over to the Victuallers of the Navy: to be issued ut supra. Ibid.
The like for 600l. to Baptist May, Keeper of the Privy Purse, for the service of the Privy Purse: to be issued ut supra. Ibid, p. 95.
Money warrant for 10,000l. to Henry Guy for half a year to June 24 last on the 20,000l. per an. for three years for secret service as by the privy seal of June 30 last: to be by tallies on the Excise. (Money order dated July 2 hereon.) Ibid, p. 95. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 20.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the fee of 83l. 6s. 8d. per an. to John Roop as Customer of Exeter: what is due and what hereafter shall grow due thereon. Money Book, p. 95.
Same to the [Lord Warden or to the High Woodward of New Forest] to permit no more browsewood, fuel wood or fee trees or any other wood or trees whatsoever to be felled or cut within said forest on any pretence whatsoever unless by Treasury warrant directed to the Surveyors General of Woods Trent South: it being apparent to the Treasury Lords from the return of a Commission lately executed in said forest and by other information and complaints formerly made that great waste and destruction has been and is daily committed in said forest under pretence of taking fee trees, fuel wood and browsewood. Ibid, p. 96.
The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners for Disbanding the new raised Forces. One troop of Horse and _ troops of Dragoons raised in this kingdom since 1677, Sept. 29 (before you or your deputies came into the parts where they were quartered to disband them) did at the request of the Privy Council of Scotland march into Scotland under the command of Major Maine to assist in suppressing the late insurrection there. They are now upon their return into England. If some of you cannot repair thither please forthwith appoint deputies to be ready on the borders to pay off and disband them in pursuance of the late Act. Out Letters (General), p. 84.
Henry Guy to Col. John Birch for a full account of the whole revenue of Excise during the whole time of the Treasurership of Sir John James and partners up to the coming in of the new Commissioners of Excise. Ibid, p. 85.
Same to Capt. Perry and Mr. Buckley to pay out of your half year's [Hearthmoney farm] rent due Sept. 19 next two tallies dated 1678, May 17, for 500l. and 52l. to Sir Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber: same not having been paid out of the like half year's rent due March 15 last by reason there were more tallies stricken on that payment than it will bear. Ibid, p. 86.
July 2. Henry Guy to the Treasurer of the Navy to pay (out of moneys appointed for paying off ships), the watermen and others lately employed in bringing about his Majesty's ship Sandwich from Harwich to Chatham: the Navy Commissioners having in their letter of June 28 last desired 300l. for same. Out Letters (General) p. 86.
Same to Alderman Backwell to pay off Col. Ramsey's tally dated November 26 last struck on the revenues of the Queen's [Portugal dowry or] portion: or otherwise to shew to the Treasury Lords reason to the contrary. Ibid, p. 87.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Mould as a tidesman in fee London port, loco Thomas Gresham, lately dismissed. Out Letters (Customs), p. 65.
Frederick Challoner as a same, Ibid, loco Francis Barnwell, lately dismissed.
John Buckland as a same, Ibid.
Same to same to discharge the seizure of the ship Katherine, of Dartmouth, a foreign built ship, but belonging to subjects of this kingdom for more than 20 years: it appearing from the petition of John Gold in behalf of John Whitrow, of Dartmouth, and Thomas Vernon, of London, merchants, that John Luscombe, master of said ship, did this last year lade fish at Newfoundland and delivered same at Genoa, and there laded for London, inter al. 11 small bags of coffee which is pretended to be of the growth of the Ottoman empire, wherefore said ship and coffee are seized as forfeit: petitioners having always been great encouragers of navigation in English built ships: the shipment of the coffee being by ignorance on the factor's part, for at the time of this lading there was at Genoa the ship Providence, Natha. Picket master, an English built vessel on which said coffee might have been legally laden: it further appearing from the Customs Commissioners' report of June 25 last on said petition that petitioners are very fair and great traders, and do pay considerable sums yearly for Customs. Ibid, pp. 65–6.
Same to same to deliver, Customs free, to Signor Ottone, Agent for the Republic of Genoa, 14 pairs of men's gloves sent to him from Genoa as a present. Ibid, p. 67.
July 3. Money order for 150l. to George, Visct. Grandison, and Edward Villiers, Esq., and Elianor Villiers, executors of Dame Barbara Villiers, deceased, being (by virtue of the privy seal of 1667, August 20), for last June 24 quarter on the 600l. per an. granted to her for 21 years from 1660, August 9, in satisfaction of the 2d. per 1b. weight by tale of silver money coined. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 22.
July 4. Royal warrant to the Attorney General to revoke and annul the grant of 1678, May 25, made to Henry, Earl of Peterborough, Robert, Visct. Yarmouth, Henry, Lord O'Brien, Sir Francis Compton, Bernard Grenvile, Henry Fanshaw and Percivall Brunskell, of the fines, etc., on judgments quod capiatur and capias pro fine, and also one full moiety of the profit upon the Greenwax or process of Greenwax out of the Exchequer, with all arrears of the same except as therein excepted (ut supra, Cal, Treasury Books, Vol. V. pp. 993–4), for 31 years at 250l. per an. rent. The present annulment is by reason that the King in Council, May 4 last, took into consideration the nature of the said grant and a report thereon from the Attorney General made upon an order of reference from the Treasury when it appeared upon the whole matter and a full proof made that the said grant is prejudicial to the King's subjects and inconvenient to the King's service, and was then so declared to be. King's Warrant Book, pp. 66–7.
July 4. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners (in pursuance of the order of the King in Council of June 20 last made upon reading a report of June 19 last from the Lords of the Committee for Trade and Plantations) to pay 175l. to Edward Randolph in reward of his good services in relation to the affairs of New England between 1676, September 10 (at which time he arrived in England from those parts) and 1678, July 12, from which time he has been paid a salary of 100l. per an. as Collector Surveyor and Searcher there: his said interim allowance being proportionable to said 100l. per an. Money Book, p. 96.
Money warrant for 50l. to John Dryden, Poet Laureat, for 1678, Lady day quarter, on his annuity of 200l. and also for 25l. for 1677, Christmas quarter, on his additional annuity of 100l. as by the privy seal of 1677, July 31. (Money order dated July 5 for said 25l. hereon.) Ibid, p. 97. Order Book XXXVIII. p. 22.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 241l. 13s. 4d. to Sir John Shaw for last Lady day quarter's salary as Collector Inwards London port. Money Book, p. 97.
Same to the Receipt to issue 5,000l. to Edward Seymour on any unsatisfied, unappropriated orders in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: to be as imprest for the Navy: to be issued by tallies on the Excise Commissioners in part of 50,000l. payable to them by George Dashwood et al. before September 29 next or 20 days after as in part of their 270,000l. advance on their farm of the Excise. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to make allowance to Sir William Turnor of 75l. 3s. 9d. upon his account of moneys imprested to him for the prosecution of law suits in the King's behalf: same being for so much by him paid for fees in the Exchequer and elsewhere upon his receiving the money. (Warrant repeated verbatim July 7.) Warrants not Relating to Money, pp. 21, 24.
Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier to advance 500l. forthwith to Prince Rupert on his pension payable out of the Customs. Mr. Benet will come to you for it and the Treasury Lords "will speedily give you a more regular direction for this payment." Out Letters (General), p. 86.
July 4. Henry Guy to Mr. Agar and Mr. Strode to prosecute the offenders certified in the return of the Commission lately executed in New Forest touching wastes and spoils there. Out Letters (General) p. 87.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to make up by August 14 next at latest the account of Sir John James and Major Huntington of interest due to them for money advanced; and also to despatch Mr. Kingdon's account of [moneys for] the new raised Forces. Ibid.
July 5. Treasury warrant to John Perry and Edward Buckley, late Contractors for the Hearthmoney to pay three tallies on the Hearthmoney which are in the hands of Thomas Kirwood, goldsmith, viz., of 1676–7, March 21, for 3,478l. 7s. 0d.. of 1676–7, March 22, for 200l. (both payable out of your half year's Hearthmoney rent due 1678, September 19), and of 1678, May 17, for 300l. [on the like half year's rent] payable 1678–9, March 15: said Kirwood alleging that you refuse to pay said tallies because there are more tallies struck on each of the said half yearly payments than same will bear. You are hereby to pay them out of the half year's rent payable by you September 19 next for the half year to Lady day last on your farm: they are to be so paid after satisfaction of the tallies already struck thereon which are to be preferred in payment before the abovesaid three tallies. Money Book, p. 98.
Money warrant for 100l. to William Levett, Esq., for half a year to 1669, Lady day, on his pension of 200l per an. Ibid.
Same for 20l. to John Pottinger, Esq., for what was due at Lady day last on his fee of 40l. per an. as Comptroller of the Great Roll of the Pipe. Ibid.
Money order for 45l. 8s. 4d. to William Wardour, Esq. [Clerk of the Pells]; for one year to June 24 last as well for his attendance in vacations as in lieu of the 16l. 13s. 4d. and 8l. 15s. 0d. per an. anciently allowed him by tallies of assignment out of the Customs by way of reward. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 22.
July 7. Treasury warrant to George Dashwood and partners to pay 5,000l. to the Commissioners of Excise in part of the 50,000l. payable by you September 29 next in part of your 270,000l. advance as Excise Farmers as by the great seal of March 13 last. Money Book, p. 99.
In the margin: [for the] Navy.
[?] Treasury subscription for the execution of a money warrant dormant of 1677–8, February 23, for the fee of 81l. 6s. 8d. per an. to Sir William Jones as Attorney General. Ibid.
July 7. Money warrant for 955l. to Henry Sidney, Envoy Extraordinary to the States General, 500l. thereof for equipage and 455l. for three months' ordinary in advance. (Money order dated July 9 hereon.) Ibid, p. 100. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 23.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to pay 100l. in part of the 400l. which is payable to William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the Household, on an order dated 1678, August 13, being for one year to 1676, June 24, on the 400l. per an. payable to Thomas Pursell, Esq., to be distributed among 20 of his Majesty's musicians who attend his Majesty's service in his Chapel Royal.Money Book, p. 100.
July 7. Money warrant for 225l. to John, Phillip and Joseph Rotier for half a year to June 24 last as his Majesty's gravers in the Mint: to be paid out of Coinage money in the Exchequer. Money Book, pp. 100–1.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Mary Kirk, widow (as by the order of reference from the King dated April 23 last). We find it true that the late King Charles I by a great seal dated 1647–8, February 24 (which was enrolled before the Auditor for co. Northampton 1660–1, March 15), did in consideration of 2,500l. therein mentioned to be paid to the King by George Kirke, petitioner's husband, grant to petitioner in the name of a jointure an annuity of 500l. for term of her life, to be paid out of the rents of the Honor of Grafton half yearly at Michaelmas and Lady day: the first payment thereof to be made after the death of the said George Kirke: with direction therein to the Receiver of said Honor to pay said annuity accordingly. but without any clause to charge the premises with a distress. The proof for payment of said 2,500l. by Mr. Kirk is a tally given to him for the same dated the day before the date of said grant. In 1665 said Honor of Grafton was inter al. granted to trustees as part of the Queen Consort's jointure. By Sir C. Harbord's report to the late Treasurer Danby no reprise was made for the said annuity out of the Queen's value because the said grant to Mr. Kirke, who was then alive, was not of the lands or rents of said Honor, but of a contingent annuity. Said Mr. Kirk died in May, 1675. After his death petitioner applied to the Queen's Council who referred the case to Sir William Jones, Attorney General, and William Montague, the Queen's Attorney General, and Sir James Butler, the Queen's Solicitor General, who reported that they conceived it just said annuity should be paid, but that the said grant cannot at all incumber the settlement of the Queen's jointure, for the land itself is not charged or chargeable, nor the rents or profits thereof in the hands of a farmer or grantee: whereupon the said Queen's Council declared they could not relieve the petitioner. On the whole matter we are of opinion that petitioner has an equitable pretence to the annuity petitioned for when your Majesty's revenue shall be in a condition to bear it (struck through and replaced by) a suitable compensation for said 2,500l. Warrants not Relating to Money, pp. 21–2.
Same to same from same on the petition of Samuel Roll, Esq., praying a grant of the reversion of the manor of Woodlands and other manors and lands in co. Dorset (for the benefit of himself and such as are possessed of any part of the premises) upon paying 10l. into the Exchequer, according to a clause in the deed mentioned in said petition. We have consulted Sir William Jones, Attorney General, and are of opinion the petition may be granted. Ibid, p. 22.
Same to same from same on the petition of the inhabitants of the town of Faversham as by the order of reference from the King of May 23 last. Said petition sets forth that in the late war, 1672 and 1673, petitioners quartered sick and wounded seamen for which 900l. is due to them, which they pray speedy payment of as being long due. The Navy Commissioners have certified that the said arrear is 959l. 1s. 4d., and that it would be of advantage to the King's service some speedy care be taken for payment thereof as also such further sums as remain unpaid upon the like account unto any of the other ports. Ibid, p. 23.
July 7. Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners to pay 1,000l. to Sir Richard Haddock to discharge tickets due to the men that are turned over: same to be paid out of the 20,000l. paid [advanced] this week by Mr. Kent for the service of the Navy. Out Letters (General), pp. 88, 91.
Same to Auditor Aldworth to compute the simple interest of the debts due to John Spicer, James Forster, Mathew Church, William Fox, John Wood, Thomas Pettys, Raphaell Almonds and Edward Atherly, viz., from the time that interest is payable to them to March 25 last; they having petitioned for their interest to be settled on the Hereditary Excise [in like manner as the bankers' interests are]. Ibid, p. 88.
Same to Henry Slingsby for an account how much English money will be coined out of the six chests of [the Queen's dowry or] Portugal money delivered to James Heriot as by the warrant of June 26 last for conveyance to the Mint. Ibid, p. 89.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Sir Lionel Walden, Receiver of the Eleven Months' Assessment in co. Huntingdon, he being discharged by privy seal, but there being in said privy seal some things to be done. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General of John Tooker's petition for lease for three lives of certain coal works called Plumers Peece and Perthill in the manor of Stratton super Fosse. Ibid. p. 90.
Henry Guy to the Alum Farmers to shew cause why they have not paid Sir John Bennet the arrears of his annuity due before their surrender [of their alum farm]. Ibid, p. 92.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to visit and seal up to-morrow the baggage of Conte Egmont. the Spanish Ambassador, who lives at Weld House in Weld Street: which baggage he is transporting to Flanders. Out Letters (Customs) p. 67.
Treasury warrant to same to direct the outports collectors to pay last June 24 quarter's salary bill to the officers of the outports (not being patent officers). Ibid.
July 8. Treasury allowance of the last June 24 quarter's salary bill of the Excise Office detailed. (Total 1,632l. 10s. 0d.) Money Book, p. 101.
Money warrant for 50l. each to Sir Charles Cotterell, Kt., Sir John Berkenhead, Kt., Sir William Glascock, Kt., and Thomas Povey, Esq., for half a year to Christmas last on their fee or salary of 100l. per. an. each as Masters of Requests to his Majesty. Ibid, p. 102.
July 8. Money warrant for 175l. to Sir William Wilde, Kt. and bart., late one of the Justices of the King's Bench, for what was due to him from the first day of last Hilary term on his salary or allowance of 1,000l. per an. Money Book, p. 102.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the sureties of Ralph Williamson, gent., as Comptroller of Newcastle port: said sureties being said Williamson, William Ramsay, of Thistle-worth [Isleworth], co. Midd., clerk, William Pegg, of St. Martin's in the Fields, co. Midd., tailor, and Thomas Williamson, of Aldersgate St., cheesemonger. Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 23.
Henry Guy to Mr. [William] Harbord [Surveyor General of Crown Lands] (and the like to Mr. Agar and Mr. Strode, Surveyors of Woods this side Trent) to meet and prepare instructions to be observed by the officers of Whittlewood and Salcey Forests, co. Northampton, so as to prevent any spoils there in future; and to advise whether a commission of inquiry is necessary and what is the present state of said forests. Out Letters (General), p. 89.
Same to Mr. Kirwood to pay into the Exchequer before Monday next the 770l. in your hands [being moneys] of the Receiver of Excise; or in default hereof to attend the Treasury Lords next Monday. Ibid, p. 90.
Same to the Treasurer of the Navy to apply towards payment of the workmen discharged from Deptford 1,000l. (of the moneys directed for payment of wages to ships) and so much as is necessary of the 1,000l. received from Mr. Harvy upon an assignment on the order for 15,000l. in the names of Sir John James and Robert Huntington. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Feine. The Treasury Lords will hear Lady Delavall's business again on Saturday the 19th inst. Ibid, p. 92.
July 9. Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 12l. 10s. 0d. to Edward Bertie for last Lady day quarter's salary as Collector of Customs for wool, tin, etc., London port. Money Book, p. 103.
Same to the Receipt to issue 2,500l. to Edward Seymour on any unsatisfied, unappropriated orders in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: for the service of the Navy: to be issued out of the 4,000l. which the Customs Cashier is directed to pay into the Exchequer this week. Ibid.
The like for 500l. to same: for the Navy and Victualling: to be issued ut supra. Ibid. p. 104.
The like for 600l. to Baptist May, Keeper of the Privy Purse: for the service of the Privy Purse: to be issued ut supra. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Excise Commissioners to pay 500l. into the Exchequer on Saturday next to be issued to Mris. Gwynne for herself and the Earl of Burford in part of an order payable to her. Out Letters (General), p. 90.
Same to Tho. Hayter, Esq., to inform the Treasury where the ship lies that is to fetch the troop from Jersey, and when she goes, so that hay and oats may be sent for the horses in their journey. Ibid.
July 9. Henry Guy to the Excise Commissioners and Excise Farmers. On Mr. Aram's petition, the Treasury Lords intend to restore him as Solicitor of Excise unless you have any just objection. Out Letters (General) p. 91.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Lawrence Corbett, a King's waiter, London port, to appoint Peter Capelin as his deputy. Out Letters (Customs), p. 68.
Same to same of the petition of Thomas Moore for a landwaiter's place, London port. Ibid, p. 69.
The like of Samuel Hardley's petition to be restored he having been a tidesman for seven years, but forced to surrender by reason of a fit of sickness.
The like of Capt. William Crane's petition for a noon tender's place. London port.
Treasury warrant to same to pass, Custom free, the baggage of Count Egmont, the Spanish Ambassador, who is upon his return from hence: viz., 1 coach, 11 horses and 120 trunks and bundles. Ibid.
Same to same in reply to their presentment of the 2nd inst. touching tho bale of calicoes remaining on board the ship Frederick, Capt. John Mathew commander: which ship being in Cadiz Bay April 5 last there came a boat with three cases from the ship Andaluzia, Capt. Jacob commander, then arrived from London, and said boat being in danger, was sheltered on board the Frederick: two of said cases were afterwards fetched from on board the Frederick, but the convoy sailing before the third case was fetched away, same is brought to London, and contains 125 pieces of calico. The proprietors pray that said calico may be re-exported for Cadiz without payment of new Custom. This you cannot permit without Treasury warrant as on first exportation said goods drew back the half subsidy and additional duty. You are hereby so to permit it. Ibid, p. 68.
July 10. Royal sign manual for 159l. to "our well beloved subject William Bedloe, gent.," as royal bounty without account. King's Warrant Book, p. 68.