Entry Book: July 1680, 1-10

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July 1680

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
July 1. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal concerning the disposition of the Greenwax money as follows. By the patent dated 1678, May 25, ut supra, Cal. of Treasury Books, V, pp. 993–4, the King granted to Henry, Earl of Peterborough et al. (amongst other things) a moiety of the Greenwax except as therein excepted for term of years and under the reserve rent of 250l. per an. By the privy seal of 1678, Nov. 15, one moiety of the moneys which should be paid into the Exchequer on account of the Greenwax moneys reserved [or excepted] in the abovesaid grant and a moiety of the said rent of 250l. per an., and the arrears thereof, were appointed to be paid to the Treasurer or Receiver of the moneys for the rebuilding of St. Paul's Cathedral until the said rebuilding should be finished and the other moieties thereof together with the remains of the Queen's portion were to be paid to the Receiver of the Honor and Castle of Windsor for the rebuildings there (ut supra, ibid, p. 1164). The said grant to the Earl of Peterborough et al. is lately revoked and the said privy seals and the privy seal of 1676, June 14 (supra, p. 242), are hereby made void. In place thereof it is hereby ordered that all Greenwax moneys in the Exchequer shall be kept apart from other moneys there and shall be issued in discharge of such annuities or yearly pensions as have been granted to any persons in consideration of being instrumental in the King's escape from the battle of Worcester and to the arrears of such pensions and to no other use whatever until order be given to the contrary. If the said moneys happen to be more than sufficient to pay said pensions the over plus shall be disposable in such manner as other the King's treasure in the Exchequer. And as to the moneys of the [remains of the] Queen Consort's dowry one moiety of same (together with such other sums as the King shall direct by his sign manual) is to be hereby paid to William Roberts, Receiver of the Honor and Castle of Windsor, as imprest for the building and rebuilding there; the other moiety thereof from time to time shall be at liberty to be issued and disposed to such necessary uses as shall be directed. Further as the said Roberts has received great sums both at the Exchequer and from William Chiffinch and others for said rebuilding, and upon his account thereof several allowances may be fit to be made to him which cannot be made by the strict rules of the Exchequer he is hereby to be charged with all the moneys by him received for the works at Windsor and the Treasury Lords are hereby to make him such allowances as the Exchequer Court will admit and such others as the King shall direct by his royal sign manual. [For another royal warrant evidently intended to replace the present one, see infra, p. 670 under date Aug. 10.] King's Warrant Book VIII, pp. 3–5.
July 1. Money warrant for 55l. 16s. 8d. to Francis Crawley, esq., for half a year to June 24 last on his two several fees of 100 marks per an. and for Hilary, Easter and Trinity terms last on his allowances of 16l. 13s. 4d. and 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. as Fifth Baron of the Exchequer. Money Book, p. 146.
Same for 25l. each to the eleven Masters of Chancery (viz., Sir Edwd. Lowe, Sir Andrew Hacket, Sir Timothy Baldwine, Sir Lacon William Child, Sir John Hoskings, Sir Saml. Clarke, Sir Miles Cooke, Sir John Francklin, Sir Thomas Estcourt, Sir John Coell, and Sir William Beversham, kts.) for last June 24 quarter on their salaries or allowances of 100l. per an. each. (Money order dated July 5 hereon.) Ibid, p. 146. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 135.
July 1. Money warrant for 125l. to Sir George Jefferys, kt., for Trinity term last on his salary or allowance of 500l. per an. as one of the Justices for the city of Chester. Money Book, pp. 146, 147, 148.
50l. to Geo. Johnson for same on his same of 200l. per an. as a same.
41l. 6s. 10d. to Sir John Maynard for one year to Sept. 29 last on his fee as a Serjeant at Law.
20l. to Sir Robt. Sawyer for half a year to 1678, Christmas. on his fee as a King's Counsel.
25l. to Sir Charles Cotterell, Sir William Glascock, Tho. Povey and William Fanshaw for respectively 1679, June 24 quarter, for the first three and 1680, Lady day quarter, for the last on their fees or salaries of 100l. per an. as Masters of Requests.
41l. 6s. 10d. to Sir Samuel Baldwyn for one year to 1678, Sept. 29, on his fee as a Serjeant at Law.
Same for 60l. to Richard Brett for half a year's interest to June 14 last on the 2,000l. owing to him by the King (and for which he has an order on the Hearth-money till such time as the principal debt shall be paid): as by the privy seal of 1677, Aug. 26. (Money order dated July 3 hereon.) Ibid, p. 149. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 133.
Same for 200l. to Letice Whitley, relict and executrix of Ralph Whitley, esq., late Receiver General of the Seventeen Months' Assessment and of the Poll Money and of the first four quarterly payments of the last Eighteen Months' Assessment in the six counties of North Wales; as in consideration of the largeness of his circuit and smallness of his receipts and the difficulty of returns [of moneys to London by bills] for which he paid extraordinary rates beyond any other part of the kingdom and his honesty and faithfulness therein. (Money order dated July 3 hereon.) Money Book, p. 149. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 133.
Same for 20l. to Sir George Jefferyes for half a year to 1680, Christmas, on his fee as a King's Counsel. Money Book, p. 150.
Same for 375l. to Jon., Earl of Radnor, for last June 24 quarter as President of the Privy Council, viz. 250l. thereof in lieu of diet and 125l. as royal bounty. (Money order dated July 3 hereon.) Ibid, p. 151. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 132.
Same for 41l. 6s. 10d. to Thomas Street, esq., for one year to Sept. 29 last on his annuity or fee as a Serjeant at Law. Money Book, p. 151.
Same for 20l. 6s. 8d. to Sir Creswell Levins for 1680, June 24 quarter, on his fee of 81l. 6s. 8d. as Attorney General. Ibid.
Same for 35l. to Heneage Finch. esq., for half a year to 1680, June 24, on his fee of 70l. per an. as Solicitor General. Ibid, p. 152.
The Treasury Lords to his Excellency Heer van Zitters. The Customs Commissioners certify us that no such allowance of Customs-free wine as you desire in your memorial has been given to any ambassador since the management of the Customs under Commission in 1671. Excuse us not complying with your desires. Out Letters (General), VI, p. 29.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. If Edward Bromley's place as searcher of Lynn Regis port is likely to be vacant acquaint the Treasury Lords therewith before you present any one for it. Ibid.
July 1. Henry Guy to the Lord Mayor [of London] forwarding from the Treasury Lords the petition of Miles Temple, the Customs officer who made the disturbance in the city. Inform my Lords whether you and the city are fully satisfied with the submission he has made, without which my Lords have determined not to restore him to any employment. Out Letters (General), VI, p. 30.
Same to Major Huntington. The last time you attended the Treasury Lords you promised after three or four posts to give them an account of the 12,000l. odd which is in dispute upon the accounts of the old Irish Farmers [of the revenue]. You have not sent it. Attend my Lords hereon next Monday. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The complaint against the Mayor of Gloucester is to be heard at the Council Board Wednesday week the 14th inst. Some of you are to attend then. Ibid.
Same to Col. Strode. The Treasury Lords will hear Tho. Browne's petition next Tuesday. Attend then with your servant Norwood. Ibid.
Same to Henry Howard. The Treasury Lords will hear Mr. Conyers' petition on Tuesday next. Attend then. (The like to said Conyers.) Ibid, pp. 30, 31.
Same to Mr. Chiffinch to attend the Treasury Lords next Monday afternoon. Ibid, p. 31.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners. By our warrant of 1679, Aug. 1, you were to permit the Muscovia Company to import such quantity of seal oil as they laded in their last year's voyages on the duty of 6s. per tun as is paid for train oil from Newfoundland as by the Book of Rates. The Company has applied to the Privy Council for the like permission without limitation of time, which application has been referred by the King to us. From your several reports relating to this affair we find Treasurer Southampton's decision of 1661. April 6 [sic for 26] ut supra, Cal. of Treasury Books, Vol. IV, p. 618, same being made upon a dispute arising before him: and that the duty has been collected according to that rate until the late Act of 25 Car. II, etc., ut supra, ibid., whereupon Treasurer Danby made his order of 1674, Nov. 27 (ut ibid.). We have called before us some of the merchants concerned herein and have determined to grant the permission desired by them to continue till further order to the contrary, which may encourage the said merchants in their trade without any inconvenience foreseen by us in relation to his Majesty's service. You are therefore hereby to permit said company to import yearly till further order such quantities of seal oil as they shall lade on their ships on payment of said 6s. per tun (not-withstanding the seeming prohibition in the said Act of 25 Car. II.), provided same be brought over in English-built shipping navigated according to law. Out Letters (Customs), pp. 232–3.
July 1. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 200l. to Mr. Alport out of the moneys of Mr. Kirwood's loan remaining in the Exchequer: and further to reserve in the Exchequer for the Treasury Lords' directions such money as has been paid in there by Sir Cuthbert Hereon. Disposition Book I, p. 59.
[?] Same to same to issue 2,000l. to Mr. Johnson, Paymaster of Guards and Garrisons, over and above the 2,000l. per week [for the Forces]: to be paid out of such Excise money as shall be paid this week into the Exchequer. Ibid.
July 1. Same to same to issue as follows out of the 10,515l. 7s. 9d. lent yesterday into the Exchequer by Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe. Ibid, p. 60.
l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for the service of Tangier 856 17 3
to same, more for arrears of an estimate, ending Dec. 9 last 1,400 0 0
to same, more for arrears of ordinary 4,000 0 0
Reserve the remaining 4,258l. 10s. 6d. for the Treasury Lords' directions.
Same to same to issue as follows out of the abovesaid 4,258l. 10s. 6d., viz., 3,000l. to the twelve Judges; 275l. to the Masters in Chancery; 175l. to the Welsh Judges; 100l. to the Masters of Request; 20l. 6s. 8d. to the Attorney General; 35l. to the Solicitor General; 20l. to Sir Tho. Hanmore; 20l. to Sir James Butler; 20l. to Sir Robt. Sawyer; 41l. 6s. 10d. to Serjt. Maynard; 55l. 16s. 8d. to Baron Crawley; 41l. 6s. 10d. to Serjt. Baldwynne; 375l. to the Lord President of the Privy Council; 41l. 6s. 10d. to Serjt. Streete; 20l. to Sir Geo. Jefferies; or in all 4,240l. 3s. 10d, thus leaving 18l. 6s. 8d. which is to be reserved for the Treasury Lords' disposal. Ibid, p. 61.
Same to same to reserve for me [said Guy] for secret service the 300l. which will be speedily paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Prettyman. Same is to be issued "when you shall receive warrant for the same." Ibid.
July 2. The like letter ut supra, p. 489, to the four Tellers of the Exchequer to accept of Mr. Duncombe's notes for such sums as he shall lend [into the Exchequer] between this and Michaelmas next. Out Letters (General), VI, p. 31.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of William Yardley's petition for the place of surveyor, waiter and searcher at Rochester. Out Letters (Customs), p. 233.
July 5. Henry Guy to Mr. Hall to peruse Jno. Lawrence's petition and the draft of the warrant for acknowledging satisfaction on record to see if the method proposed is sufficient and regular. Out Letters (General), VI, p. 31.
Followed by: a note of said petition, praying for a royal warrant to the Attorney General to acknowledge satisfaction upon judgment upon payment to the petitioner of the 500l. which was entered for the King against Mr. Mountague.
Same to the Attorney General. Mr. Butler will attend you with a report made by the Surveyor General concerning lands at Plymouth. Advise [as to] the assurance which is to be made to the King of the said lands. Ibid.
July 5. Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer and to the secondaries and clerks in his office. Complaints are made to the Treasury as to the large fees which are demanded for the bonds taken of the Receivers of Recusants' forfeitures and their sureties. The said fees are to be ascertained [fixed] to the sum of 6s. 8d. for each bond of whatever sum for the sureties and 20s. for the Receivers. Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 205.
Henry Guy to Sir Gilbert Talbot to certify the Treasury Lords what plate is now in the Sewel House. Out Letters (General), VI, p. 31.
Same to Mr. Collins. In your letter of the 1st inst to Sir Edward Dering you mention several arrears of Excise and of the militia tax due to the King and the Duke of York. Lay these arrears discovered by you before the Treasury Lords with more detail. Ibid, p. 32.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 1,500l. to Sir John Kirke for last Michaelmas quarter to the Band of Pensioners; paying same out of First Fruits and Tenths to come into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The Treasury Lords have approved of Mr. Coker as surveyor of Newcastle and Mr. Sumpter as tide surveyor London. They recommend to you Edward Blackwall, Jon. Fowke, Symon Young, and Jon. Norris for places of equal value to those upon the first vacancies, especially Mr. Blackwall for a place equal to the surveyor of Newcastle. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Chamberlains, Clerk of the Pells and the four Tellers. The Treasury Lords have of late, for the accomodation of his Majesty's service, allowed that Mr. Duncombe's notes should be taken for money by the Tellers, although my Lords are satisfied that Mr. Duncombe does always discharge the money the same day or the day after the [Teller's] bill is thrown down [into the Tally Court]. Yet their Lordships are willing that a more regular way may be agreed upon for the ease of those which lend money to the King with respect to the security of the King and the method of the Exchequer and they desire you to confer together hereon and report to my Lords the best expedient for the ease of the lenders. Ibid, p. 33.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Nicholas Battaile and Edmund Ryall who are indebted to the King in 293l. 17s. 0d. by reason of being security for William Stanhope and Anthony Eyre, Farmers of Excise for co. Notts. Petitioners pray a supersedeas to the process against them, they being in a low condition and the surviving farmer having lately collected the greatest part of the said debt; and that the said debt may be put as a super upon said Stanhope or the heirs of said Eyre. Reference Book I, pp. 98–9.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of Sarah Mason's petition praying for some Customs place for her son John, her husband having at times trusted the King with timber for the Navy to the value of 5,000l. and upwards (as appears by copies of orders for payment to her said husband during his lifetime) which sum being not yet paid her family, since the death of her said husband, is reduced to great streights. Ibid, p. 99.
July 5. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Sheares praying some employ in the Custom, being reduced to unsupportable streights by many losses both by sea and land. Reference Book I, p. 100.
Same to Sir Richard Mason, Bartholomew Fillingham and Serjt. Ramsey [Agents for Taxes], of the petition of Nathaniel Smyth, Receiver General for co. Northampton for the Seventeen Months' tax. Poll and Eighteen Months' tax, praying to be allowed the 50l. odd money which is not yet come to his hands, he having long since cleared his accounts for the Seventeen Months' tax and the Poll. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Richard Aldworth, esq., of the state of Nicholas Johnson's interest account [? from Jan. 1 last to July 1 inst.] for moneys by him advanced for the Royal Household, Forces, etc.:— Ibid, pp. 100–1.
Prefixing: breviate of said state:—
l. s. d.
[for] 4,558l. 7s. 3d. Jan. 1 [last] to balance principal then due: at 8 per cent. interest 180 16 6
[for] 90,927l. 12s. 5d. (being 84,813l. 6s. 5d. part of the balance of principal then due) at 8 per cent. interest: and 6,114l. 6s. 0d. (remainder of principal then due) at 6 per cent. interest 3,364 12 6
181 18 3
[for] 86,000l. from 1 Feb., 1679–80; advanced for the Forces at 8 per cent. 2,827 7 9
6,554 15 0
[Total principal]: 181,485 19 8
£188,040 14 8
Per contra.
[repayments of principal and payment of interest as follows]:—
4,000l. [repaid] 17 Jan., 1679, at the Excise Office: interest, 144l. 13s. 1d.
2,000l. [repaid] 24 Jan. [ibid.]: interest, 69l. 5s. 1d.
2,000l. [repaid] 27 Jan. [ibid.]: interest 67l. 18s. 10d.
5,350l. [repaid] 7 Feb. [ibid.]: interest 168l. 17s. 0d.
4,558l. 7s. 3d., being 1,558l. 7s. 3d. [repaid] Mar. 22; 1,500l. [repaid] Mar. 24 and 1,500l. [repaid] April 2; interest on these 3 items 34l. 9s. 8d., 32l. 10s. 9d., 29l. 5s. 1d., said interest being received at the Exchequer.
2,000l. [repaid] 17 [April] at the Excise Office: interest, 32l. 17s. 5d.
2,000l. [repaid] 24 [April] [ibid.]: interest, 29l. 16s. 1d.
2,000l. [repaid] 30 [April] [ibid.]: interest, 27l. 3s. 6d.
2,000l. [repaid] 8 May [ibid.]: interest, 23l. 13s. 4d.
2,000l. [repaid] 15 May [at the Excise Office]: interest, 20l. 12s. 0d.
2,000l. [repaid] 22 May [ibid.]: interest, 17l. 10s. 8d.
2,000l. [repaid] 28 May [ibid.]: interest, 14l. 18s. 0d.
2,000l. [repaid] 5 June [ibid.]: interest, 11l. 7s. 10d.
2,000l. [repaid] 12 June [ibid.]: interest, 8l. 6s. 6d.
2,000l. [repaid] 19 June [ibid.]: interest, 5l. 5s. 1d.
2,000l. [repaid] 26 June [ibid.]: interest, 2l. 3s. 9d.
Total principal repaid 39,908 7 3
Total interest paid 740 13 8
£40,649 11 0
thus leaving a balance of principal of 141,577l. 12s. 5d. and balance of interest of 5,814l. 1s. 4d. (or together 147,391l. 13s. 9d.) still due from the King to the accomptant on the 1st July inst.
July 5. Treasury reference to Auditor Richard Aldworth, esq., of the interest account of Anthony Rowe, Nathaniell Johnson, Cornwall Bradshaw, Robert Nott et al., Hearthmoney Farmers, for 21,000l. principal money by them advanced by order of the Treasury Lords "which account is calculated at the rate of 6 per cent. and made up every six months with the addition of 4 percent. for gratuity and charges." Reference Book I, p. 102.
l. s. d.
total of interest of 9,000l. 981 9 5
total of interest of 12,000l. 1,007 19 2
£1,989 8 7
[?] Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Bathurst praying a place in the Customs in view of his sufferings in the late wars whereby his father lost a Gentleman Harbinger's place under the late King worth about 500l. Ibid, p. 103.
July 5. Money warrant for 30l. to Elianore Dike for one year to 1679, June 24, on her annuity or pension. Money Book, p. 152.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay the 1680, June 24 quarter's salary bill of the Customs, London port (total 5,298l. 11s. 3d.). Ibid, p. 153.
Money warrant for 26l. 13s. 4d. to John Pottenger, Comptroller of the Pipe, for half a year to June 24 last on his allowance of 53l. 6s. 8d. per an. for writing the farms and debts of Recusants and summons of the Pipe in Pipe hand twice every year. (Money order dated July 6 hereon.) Ibid, p. 153. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 135.
Same for 1,000l. to Prince Rupert for last June 24 quarter on his pension. Money Book, p. 154.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 2,500l. to Edward Seymour on any unsatisfied, unappropriated orders in his name as Treasurer of the Navy: for one week's ordinary allowance of the Navy to the 3rd inst. Ibid.
The like for 500l. to same: for same week's allowance to the Victuallers.
July 6. Treasury warrant to John Canham and James Roffey, Farmers of the late Law duties, to pay to Fabian Phillips, esq., 100l. for his salary as assistant and deputy to the Comptroller of the late imposition arising upon proceedings at law [viz.] for half a year 1679, Dec. 1, to 1680, May 1 on which day the term for which the said imposition was granted, expired. Money Book, p. 155.
Same dormant, to the Commissioners of Excise and Auditors of Excise to pay and allow to Charles Duncombe (appointed by the said Commissioners to be their cashier and agent for receiving the moneys of Excise), and the officers employed under him in that service the like yearly allowance as formerly made to Richard Kent and Nicholas Johnson respectively, viz., 600l. per an. for himself, 150l. per an. for his deputy, 260l. per an. to three Tellers, 100l. per an. to the accomptant for the Running Cash and 40l. per an. for a clerk to write and keep the ledger or 1.150l. per an. in all: and further to pay him 287l. 10s. 0d. after the said rate for the said service already performed by him for the quarter ended June 24 last. Ibid, pp. 155–6.
Money warrant for 100l. to James Vernon, being 75l. for the quarter due at Midsummer, 1678, and 25l. in part of the following Michaelmas quarter on his annuity of 300l. Ibid, p. 156.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Taylor (formerly recommended to be waiter and searcher at York) as waiter and searcher at Yarmouth loco Thomas Twyford, who relinquishes same. Out Letters (Customs), pp. 234, 235, 236, 238.
Richard Sumpter, at present coast waiter in London port, as tidesurveyor, ibid., loco John Chatham; said Sumpter having done great service in making many seizures.
Richard Clark as a coast waiter, London port, loco Richard Sumpter, preferred ut supra.
John Coker as surveyor of Newcastle loco Thomas Browne, dismissed.
Robert Aldus to command the smack built at Bristol for the guard of the Severn and the coasts thereabouts.
William Boyce as weighing porter, London port, loco Tho. How, grown aged and infirm in the king's service.
Francis Harvey as waiter at Aldeburgh loco Jon. Palmer, dismissed.
Thomas Smyth as a tidesman at Plymouth, loco David Lloyd, removed to London port.
Gyles Wigginer as commander of the Customs smack at Woodbridge and the coast thereabouts.
John Mathews as a tidesman at Poole loco Robert Mervin, dismissed.
Andrew Robinson as tidesman at B[r]idlington quay with the salary of 10l. per an. as by the instructions of May 17 last.
Same to same in reply to their memorial of the 28 June last to employ Edward Coleman as cooper for the Customs at 10l. per an. loco Capt. Cox, deceased; said Cox having been wine taster with the said 10l. as additional salary for cooperage, the salary of the wine taster being suppressed since Cox's death. Ibid, p. 234.
July 6. Treasury instructions to the Customs Commissioners in reply to the latter's memorial of the 8th inst. (1) We will move the King in Council for directions to the Vice Admirals to aid and assist, according to law, upon all occasions when thereto desired by the Customs Commissioners or their deputies. (2) We allow of your admitting Christopher Hollister, the present housekeeper of the Custom House (upon the death of George Thwing, a watchman London port), to watch the house as a watchman with the day pay of a watchman as often as he does that duty, besides the salary and day pay of a watchman, which he enjoys as housekeeper without doing any duty. This favour is to be continued to him till the sweeper's place shall fall to his wife, when the salary of the said watchman is to be suppressed. (3) We have sent to Jno. Moore, one of the patent searchers at Bristol to attend us to answer the complaints against him. (4) We have laid before the King in Council the affidavit of the officer's ill usuage by the Mayor and Aldermen of Gloucester "who is sent for to answer the same on Wednesday the 14th inst." (5) Treasurer Danby put the collection of Wisbech port into the hands of Thomas Kirkby, one of the landwaiters of London port, who was sent down thither to inspect that coast, and Jno. Arden, who was then collector, was made surveyor. You have since dismissed said Kirkby and desire to put the collection again into the hands of said Arden former collector, as you cannot conveniently spare another landwaiter from London. We hereby authorise this. (6) The allowance ordered to be established out of the retrenched salary of Mr. Dunstar for a smack at Dartmouth is hereby to be settled on the smack which has been built for the service at Bristol to guard the Severn and the coasts thereabouts. (7) You are hereby to accept of 30l. from Joshua Pannell as a composition in full satisfaction for the duty of 128 quarters of foreign rye which was brought by him into Stockton port about 12 months since. Hereupon the actions brought by him and Edward Fletham against the officers are to be withdrawn. (8) There is at present a salary of 30l. per an. for a riding surveyor about Torbay and 20l. per an. for a waiter at Torquay. You are hereby to suppress the latter office now vacant by the dismission of _ Luscombe and to settle both salaries upon Thomas Whiteway to be present riding surveyor to reside at Torquay, and there to maintain a boat for the service and to keep a horse and to be in constant motion about the bay. Out Letters (Customs), pp. 236–7.
Treasury reference to Lemuel Kingdon (or in his absence to Mr. Bridges) of the petition of George Parsons (on a reference thereof from the King dated Windsor, 1680, May 23). Petitioner sets forth that he furnished the troop under the command of Capt. John Sidenham with boots to the value of 39l. 14s. 0d. upon the credit of his Majesty's warrant for clothing the army raised since 1677, Sept. 29, and that he had an assignment under said Sidenham's hand directed to Mr. Kingdon, late Paymaster of the Land Forces, for payment thereof; but the said Sidenham having anticipated the pay of his troop towards their journey into the North of England, where they were soon after disbanded, and the pay of the said troop ceasing [in consequence], petitioner is left without any prospect of payment save from the King according to the said warrant for clothing the said army. Therefore prays a warrant to the said Kingdon for payment of said 39l. 14s. 0d. Reference Book I, p. 103.
July 6. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Smyth, merchant, praying for a place in the Customs, he having lost much by sea in the late Dutch war and been in great peril of his life, on account of loyal adhering to the late King and endeavouring the Restoration, as is certified by several persons of good note. Reference Book I, p. 104.
Same to Andrew Newport and Marmaduke Darcey of the petition of Charles Day, executor of Tho. Westly, late woollen draper, deceased, concerning the 225l. 15s. 8d. due to petitioner out of the Great Wardrobe for goods delivered for the funeral of the Queen Mother of Portugal for want of payment of which petitioner is reduced to such streights that he dare not stir out for fear of arrest. Petitioner avers that he has been often put off by Mr. Townshend, son of Tho. Townshend, deceased, who also would have petitioner put 50l. of his own proper debt upon the King's account which inconscience he holds himself obliged to discover to the Treasury. Prays protection against his creditors till the money be paid him. Ibid.
[?] Same to Sir Robert Howard [Auditor of the Receipt], of the petition of Jno. Adye and Jno. Cole, deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer. Petitioners set forth that there has always been paid them 2s. for every 1,000l. [of Customs money] paid into the Exchequer upon tallies as appears by the acquitt and certificate annexed [to the petition; being paid] for joining and entering all Customs tallies: therefore pray a warrant to the Customs Cashier for such payment for the year's [Customs] account ending at Michaelmas, 1678. Ibid, p. 105.
July 6. Same to Lemuel Kingdon, late Paymaster of the Forces and to William Bridges of the petition of Sir Edwd. Villiers, kt., on a reference from the King dated Windsor 1680, May 18, the King being inclined to favour petitioner in any reasonable request. Petitioner sets forth that he was commissioned to be Capt. of a Troop of Horse in the regiment of the Duke of York and commanded same till it was disbanded: that, in obedience to the rules prescribed to the commanders in the said Regiment and other the forces then raised, he did, upon his own credit, take up clothes for clothing the said troop: that there is due to him for such clothes and for pay of the troop 307l. 16s. 4d.: that there are several actions at law entered against him by the persons who furnished the said clothes: therefore prays payment to enable him to discharge the suits already commenced against him. Ibid, pp. 105–6.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Henry Coventry as by the order of reference thereon dated June 11 [15] last ut supra, p. 572. Petitioner's allegations are true. As to the King's power of recovery against Sir W. Doily in case the King resume from Coventry the title to said Doily's estate the Attorney and Solicitor General have reported that the way of settlement complained of by two deeds, and the enrollment of one of them only, seems to be contrived to defraud a purchaser, but that it being a question of fact depending on circumstances which yet do not appear they cannot tell how far they may be credited by a jury to whom it must be left, and therefore are unable to say what may be the event. We are therefore unable to represent to your Majesty what may be the best and properest means of relieving petitioner. Petitioner really paid said 7,000l. into the Exchequer and received a privy seal for the enjoyment of the King's title to said estate of which he is now in great danger to be defrauded. Ibid, pp. 106–8.
July 6. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt. In mine of the 28th ult. you were directed to issue 743l. 15s. 6d. as follows out of the 8,800l. lent by Mr. Kirwood into the Exchequer, viz.: 100l. to Mr. Holland, 100l. to Mr. Halstead, 100l. to Mr. Kingwell, 100l. to Mr. Perenant, 193l. 15s. 6d. to Mr. Masters, 100l. to Mr. Clare, 50l. to Lady Hamilton or 743l. 15s. 6d. in all, "which said sum the Treasury Lords now desire may be issued to me for his Majesty's secret service upon an order that you will receive for that purpose, the persons abovesaid being otherwise provided for." Disposition Book I, p. 62.
[Same to same to issue as follows the 8,895l. 9s. 4d. which will be lent into the Exchequer by Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe: viz.] (see infra, p. 620): Ibid.
l. s. d.
for Tangier; an arrear due to the mole to be paid [to] Sir John Mathews 3,500 0 0
Victuallers of Tangier on the old establishment 1,646 9 4
ditto for the month of June on account of additional forces sent in May, 1680 1,049 0 0
Navy, for perfecting the last quarter due to the Yards 2,700 0 0
Same to Mr. Glanvile to attend the Treasury Lords on Thursday the 15th inst. with your lease of the manor of Brookshall [Broke Hall] and other lands and tenements [formerly] belonging to Gilbert Havers. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 33.
Same to Mr. Browne to attend the Treasury Lords on the 15th inst. with an account of the present condition of the Customs of Bristol port. Ibid.
Same to Sir James Shaen [and his partners in the Irish Revenue farm]. You have not yet returned an answer to Major Nicholas Baily's [Baly's] petition sent you May 29 last. Send it without further delay. Ibid.
[?] [Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of a] docquet of a demise to Thomas Doyley of the three hundreds of Chiltern, co. Bucks, and of the annual rents of 18l. 6s. 3d. per an. issuing from the separate vills of said hundreds: all for 31 years at 26s. 8d. per an. [rent] and fine of 150l. Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 206.
[? July 6.] [Treasury subscription] of a docquet of a demise by in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal, to Edmund Thurloe of divers lands and tenements in co. Glamorgan belonging to Thomas Prichard, outlaw, at a rent of 5s. 11d. per an. and fine of 11s. 10d. Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 206.
July 6, 8
and 19.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor and other officers of the Exchequer. The King has granted Samuel Bedford the office of Receiver of Recusants' forfeitures in cos. Beds, Bucks, Herts, Oxford and Berks and all places and liberties thereof, and has authorised him to solicit and provide for the discovery of all Papists' estates and the true values of them in the said places. We hereby limit and appoint him an allowance of 18d. per £ of all moneys received upon such forfeitures which are to be accounted for in the Exchequer Court; said allowance to be by him detained and deducted out of such moneys: and further 30l. per an. for each of the said counties for his soliciting such discoveries and values; same to be by him likewise detained and deducted. You are hereby to allow same to him in his accounts and as from Lady Day last. Further all extraordinary charges that shall be by the Treasury Lords directed to be laid out shall be similarly deducted and detained by said Receiver and allowed to him in account. Ibid, pp, 217–8, 219.
The like warrant dated July 8 for William Christian as same for Westmorland, Northumberland, Cumberland, Durham, Newcastle and Berwick.
The like dated July 19 to John Every as same for cos. Chester, Anglesea, Carnarvon, Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth, Montgomery and Chester city.
July 6. Same to the Customs Commissioners authorising arrangements as follow as proposed in the latter's memorial of June 28 last, viz., that the customers and controller of Newcastle port have each a deputy at a salary of 10l. each [to be paid as below] to reside at Hartley about 2 miles from Cullercoats and about a mile from Seaton Sluice to inspect both the said places and to receive the moneys [arising from Customs duties] from both places paying the same monthly to the collector of Newcastle port, and that the patent searcher of Newcastle have a deputy at Cullercoats to take charge of the business at the waterside there: and that Mathew Bolt the present waiter for Blythe Nook and Seaton Sluice do reside at Hartley as near as may be to Seaton Sluice and take charge of the business at the waterside with 10l. additional salary for which he is to keep a horse and act as riding surveyor upon that coast: by all which the trade of those places will be much encouraged: all by reason that the said two places are new places of trade and under no establishment, and that the trade thereof does very much increase and further that the Customs Commissioners have been applied to by Mr. Gee, agent for Lord Ogle, the proprietor of Cullercoats and Sir Ralph Delaval, proprietor of Seaton Sluice proposing that ships lading there may not be compelled to enter and clear at Newcastle, Lord Ogle and Sir Ralph Delaval being willing to allow 10l. each towards the maintenance of deputies as above. Out Letters (Customs), pp. 239–40.
Same to same to discharge or allow to Michael Godfrey et al., owners of the ship Reserve, the one per cent. duty on the goods imported therein as imposed by the Act of Frauds 14 Car. II, the said ship having arrived from the Straits with less men than is provided by the said Act, viz., with but 24 men, she having gone out regularly provided and manned as required by said Act, but 7 men deserted for want of convoy and one died, and the captain could not provide himself with others. Ibid, pp. 241–2.
July 7. Money order for 8,895l. 9s. 4d. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe in repayment of so much lent by them into the Exchequer this day. (Cancelled on the 29th July following by reason that another order was [that day] signed by the Treasury Lords with 6 per cent. interest and 4 per cent. gratuity; the said fresh order being dated July 7.) Order Book XXXVIII, pp. 136, 149.
Royal sign manual for 500l. to Henry Guy for secret service without accompt: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of May 19 last. (Money warrant dated July 8 hereon. Money order dated July 9 hereon.) King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 6. Money Book, p. 157. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 135.
July 8. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to direct the collectors of the outports to pay the last June 24 quarter's salary bill of said outports (total 3,350l. 3s. 8d.). Out Letters (Customs), p. 241.
Henry Guy to the Attorney General to attend the Lord Privy Seal to-morrow about the caveat Mr. Slingsby has put in for stopping the two warrants that are passing, the one for his suspension, the other for Commissioners to execute his office. You are to insist upon the orders of Council, the hearings before the Treasury Lords and the Barons of the Exchequer, the hearings afterwards in the Exchequer Court and the other proceedings that have been in this affair and not at all to enter into the merits of the case Out Letters (General), VI, p. 34.
Same to Mr. Kent, Customs Cashier to send the Treasury Lords an account of the annuities, pensions or other yearly sums which are payable out of the Customs by the Receiver General thereof before the moneys [of the Customs] be brought into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for a like account of the annuities, pensions or other yearly sums payable at the Exchequer out of the Customs. Ibid.
Same to Sir Robert Croke [Clerk of the Pipe], to attend the Treasury Lords next Monday with the docquets which are to be the charge of the several Receivers of Recusants' forfeitures. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to attend on Monday next when the Treasury Lords have appointed the officers of the Pipe and the Treasurer's Remembrancer to attend concerning the Receivers of Recusants' forfeitures. (The like letter to the Treasurer's Remembrancer and Mr. Pottinger.) Ibid.
Same to Auditor Aldworth to prepare Mr. Griffin's interest account forthwith. Ibid, p. 35.
July 8. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners forwarding for their consideration some letters relating to abuses and frauds. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 35.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to reserve for the Treasury Lords' particular direction the 1,073l. 19s. 1½d. which has been paid into the Exchequer from the Duchy of Cornwall. Ibid.
Same to Sir James Shaen and his partners [in the Irish Revenue farm] to forthwith provide victual for 400 foot and the riders of 120 horse and officers that are to be shipped from Ireland to Tangier. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to direct the Customs Cashier to pay 32l. to Benjamine Herne, gent., for himself and others for the charge and pains in searching for and seizing French prohibited goods. Money Book, p. 158.
Same to same to pay 10s. a day till Christmas next to the said Benjamin Herne to keep a horse in constant readiness and to reside in or near London to be sent to any place from time to time by the Customs Commissioners; and 6s. 8d. a day similarly to Joseph Dawson for a horse and to similarly reside about Sarum: all as proposed by the said Commissioners in their memorial of June 28 last. Ibid.
Money warrant for 2,264l. 4s. 2d. to Nicholas Johnson, Paymaster of the Forces, as imprest for the pay of the 2 Foot Companies and a Deputy Commissary on the Island of Jamaica: and for 2,245l. 2s. 8d. to same as imprest for the pay and allowances of the Governor, Deputy Governor, Major General, incidents, maintenance of forts, pay of the Chaplain, chirurgeon, engineer, gunsmith and mates, Commissary of Musters and one Company of Foot (remaining unpaid) in the Colony of Virginia to Jan. 1 last; for all which payments establishments are signed. all as by the privy seal of June 30 last. Said sums are to be issued by said Johnson to said uses according to warrants he shall receive from the King and upon musters to be certified. Ibid, p. 160. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 137.
Same for 50l. to Sir Charles Scarborough for half a year to 1675, Christmas, on his fee of 100l. per an. as one of the King's Physicians in ordinary. Money Book, p. 164.
Treasury reference to the Ordnance Commissioners of the account of repairs disbursed at York and Clifford's Tower by order of John, Lord Frescheville. Reference Book I, p. 108.
Same to Lemuel Kingdon and William Bridges of Jon. Kirkwood's petition. Said petition sets forth that by royal warrant of 1677–8, Feb. 1, directed to said Kingdon, then Paymaster of the Forces, the King declared that in case the off-reckonings appointed to be deducted from the daily pay of each non-commission officer and private soldier should not be sufficient to satisfy for their clothing before they were disbanded that in such case what the said off-reckoning should fall short should be paid out of any his Majesty's treasure. Petitioner thereupon clothed the Earl of Dunbarton's regiment, which came in a mean condition from France, and were not formed and mustered till Sept., 1678, and which did continue here but till Mar. 10 following; by reason whereof the said off-reckonings fall short of satisfying the petitioner for the said clothing [by the sum of] 1,601l. 16s. 8d. Petitioner has been out of his money 1¾ years and prays speedy relief. Ibid, pp. 108–9.
July 8. Treasury recommendation to the Customs Commissioners of William Winne for a tidesman's place in extraordinary till a vacancy happen; on said Winne's petition which my Lords have granted. Reference Book I, p. 109.
Treasury reference to same of Richard Morris's petition for a tide waiter's place London port, having been employed as a tidesman extraordinary and now deputed for night service under _ Osbourne, esq. Ibid.
Same to Sir Richard Mason [et al., Agents for Taxes] of the petition of John Tooker for an allowance for extraordinary charges as Receiver for Somerset and Bristol of the Seventeen Months' tax, Poll, and Eighteen Months' tax; in consideration of the smallness of the allowance in the Act of Parliament. Ibid, p. 110.
July 9. Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 78l. to Thomas Chiffinch for 6½ years to June 24 last on his fee as one of the two patent searchers for Gravesend district. Money Book, p. 159.
Money warrant for 455l. to Henry Savile for a quarter's ordinary to May 27 last as Envoy to France. (Money order dated July 10 hereon.) Ibid, p. 159. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 135.
Same for 50l. to John Hill, Keeper of the Battles Walk in Windsor Forest, for one year to 1680, Lady Day, on his allowance for providing hay for the deer and for increase of keeper's wages. (Money order dated July 15 hereon.) Money Book, p. 159. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 140.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the moneys remaining in the Exchequer of Mr. Kirwood's loan of 8,800l., viz., 100l. 7s. 6d. to Serjt. Topham for a year; 100l. 7s. 6d. to Serjt. Gyde for same; 100l. 7s. 6d. to Serjt. Mease for same; 50l. 3s. 9d. to Serjt. Ramsey for half a year; 50l. 3s. 9d. to Sir William Bishop for same; 50l. 3s. 9d. to Serjt. Harsnet for same; 100l. to all the Heralds for half a year on their several fees; 40l. to all the Pursuivants for same on same; 50l. to Sir Charles Scarborough; 500l. to me [Guy] for secret service upon an order for that purpose; 150l. to me [Guy] more for secret service upon an order to be drawn for that purpose. Disposition Book I, p. 63.
Treasury reference to Auditor Phillips of Edward Progers' account of moneys disbursed for hay and repairs at [New Park] from 1677 to 1680, July 8. (Total 218l. 16s. 11¾d.) Reference Book I, p 109.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of Richd. Browne's petition to be made a tidesman extraordinary London port, being disabled by losses from carrying on his trade and maintaining his wife and family. Ibid, p. 111.
July 10. William Lounds (in the absence of Mr. Guy who is out of town at present) to the Customs Commissioners to permit the equipage of Monsieur _ and his retinue (who is sent to the King from the King of France upon that King's coming to Calais) to be taken to the house of Monsieur Barillon, the French Ambassador, in St. James's Square, to be there opened and delivered, Customs free, if only consisting of clothes and necessaries. If requisite you shall have a Treasury warrant for this when the Treasury Lords next meet. Out Letters (General VI, p. 35.
July 10. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the loans made or to be made this week into the Exchequer by Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe; see supra p. 615: viz.:— Disposition Book I, p. 64.
l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of Tangier for an arrear due to the mole to be paid to Sir John Mathew 3,500 0 0
to same more for the Victuallers [of Tangier Garrison] on account of the old establishment due in June 1,646 9 4
to same more on account of the additional Forces sent in May last: viz., for the month of June 1,049 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy for perfecting the last quarter due to the Yards 2,700 0 0