Entry Book: November 1680, 11-20

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November 1680

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Nov. 11. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Gowin Paine, a tidesman extraordinary, London port, praying to be made a tidesman in fee. Reference Book I, p. 159.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Mary Hellowes, widow, for a new lease of the tenement called King Henry in New Windsor and several parcels of land thereto which she holds for 31 years from 1670, Lady day, at the rent of 4l. 5s. 4d. per an. Ibid, p. 160.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Hodgkinson, printer, praying the King for payment of an old arrear of 337l. 6s. 6d. or in lieu thereof of any place in the Custom House; same being Oct. 31 last referred to the Treasury Lords from the King, who is very sensible of the continued loyalty of petitioner's father and the great losses he sustained. Ibid, pp. 161–2.
Same to same of the petition of John Yates for a place in the Custom House, London, or in any of the outports. Ibid, p. 162.
Upon the petition of James Cotter, deputy to Phillip Kirke, esq., Housekeeper of Whitehall, the Treasury Lords order a caveat to be entered that no money be paid at the Exchequer or at the Treasurer of the Chamber's Office to William Man, who lately officiated as under housekeeper for Mr. Kirke, upon any bills in the name of said Man until said Cotter be first heard on behalf of said Kirke. Caveat Book. p. 13.
Nov. 11. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 400l. to the four ordinary messengers of the Receipt of the Exchequer for unsatisfied bills for services performed, they being unable to go on in his Majesty's service without the payment of this money. Pay same out of any disposable moneys in the Exchequer and preferable to any other payments. Also to pay 80l. 16s. 8d. to Mr. Lawrance, surveyor of the [King's] ways and 48l. to Sir Tho. Slingsby. Disposition Book II, p. 31.
Same to same to issue (out of loans made into the Exchequer by Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe) 500l. to Mr. Sidney for his extraordinaries. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests for a certificate of the half-year's interest to Sept. 29 last, payable to Sir George Wharton, Treasurer of the Ordnance, for the merchants and others who gave credit to the Office of Ordnance upon account of a war against the French King: computed according to the privy seal of Feb. 28 last, supra, p. 440. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 121.
Treasury warrant to Jno. Browne, Clerk of Parliament. By an order of the House of Lords of the 8th inst. you are authorised and required to deliver out of the bags and boxes or trunks of papers in your custody to our nominee all such bonds, bills, deeds, evidences and other papers which make out the particular estates of some of the Jesuits lately executed for high treason, and of other their associates and confederates or given to superstitious uses, which are forfeited to the King. We hereby appoint Richard Graham to receive same from you and desire you to deliver same to him. Warrants not Relating to Money, p. 268.
Nov. 12. Henry Guy to Sir John Maynard [and the] Attorney General, to peruse (with other King's counsel) the enclosed paper book which has been presented to the Treasury Lords by William Killigrew, containing proposals for the improvement and management of the King's revenue arising by the pre-emption and coinage of tin. Report whether said proposals may consist with law. Out Letters (General) VI. p. 121.
Nov. 13. The Treasury Lords to Mr. Robt. Mitford, Fra. Addison, esq., and Patricius Crow, esq. By a letter of Sept. 30 last William Christian, Receiver for Northumberland, etc., of Popish Recusants' forfeitures, has informed us that he is obstructed in the execution of his said office by Tho. Hasleton, the undersheriff of Northumberland. We send you a copy of Christian's complaint, which you are to examine and report on to us. Ibid, pp. 121–2.
Henry Guy to Mr. Grahame, forwarding from the Treasury Lords the following papers, viz. an order of the House of Lords of the 8th inst. and a particular of the estates of the Jesuits lately executed. You are to peruse same (discoursing with William Fanshaw therein for your better information) and report your opinion thereon to my Lords. Ibid, p. 122.
Nov. 13. Henry Guy to Mr. Hyat and. Affidavit has been made by Mr. Langley, Receiver of Recusants' forfeitures for co. Gloucester, etc., that you have neglected to execute process against Popish Recusants according to the duty of your office, whereby the King's service is obstructed and the said Receiver discouraged in the execution of his office. You are to attend the Treasury Lords hereon on Monday, the 29th inst. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 122.
Same to Mr. Sam. Vernon. You have neglected to execute process against Sir William Doyley's estate, and have misbehaved yourself in the execution of other process directed to you. You are to attend ut supra. Ibid.
Money warrant for 3,492l. 11s. 7½d. to Edward Seymour, Treasurer of the Navy, as imprest; 3,291l. 2s. 8d. thereof to pay off interest bills which the Navy Commissioners are to make out for the half-year ended Sept. 29 last to the Navy creditors concerned in the 109,704l. 10s. 9¼d. debt for stores and work for a war against the French King ut supra, pp. 436–7); and 201l. 8s. 11½d. thereof to pay off like interest bills on the 6,714l. 19s. 6d. arising ut supra, Ibid.: [in both cases] for interest made principal at March, 1679. The present issue to be satisfied by tallies on the Customs. (Money order dated Nov. 15 hereon.) Money Book, p. 265. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 174.
Appending: certificate dated Oct. 12 by Auditors Brooke Bridges, J. Done, and John Shales as to the amount of said interest.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 60l. to the Company of the Royal Fishery of England, 30l. for 1679, Christmas quarter, and 30l. for last Lady day quarter on the allowance of 20l. for each dogger employed by them in such fishery as by their charter; it being certified March 27 last and July 28 last by George Elton, Surveyor of the Navigation, and by Robert Cragg, Husband of the said Company, that there were six doggers so employed by said Company. Money Book, p. 266.
Same to same to pay 150l. to George Porter for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his fee or salary as Surveyor of London port. Ibid, p. 269.
Nov. 18
Nov. 13].
Money warrant for 15,581l. 6s. 10d. to William Hewer. Treasurer for the Affairs of Tangier Garrison, as imprest; 4,440l. 11s. 7d. thereof being to complete last March 31 quarter on the ordinary of said garrison and 11,140l. 15s. 3d. as in part of the quarter ended June 30 last on the like ordinary, and to be satisfied by tallies on the Customs. The present sums are intended to be applied as follows, viz. 8,232l. 6s. 10d. thereof to be paid over to the Victuallers; 6,312l. 10s. 0d. to Mr. Sheare on account of work performed about the mole to June 24 last, at which time any further working thereon was directed to cease; 500l. to the Earl of Peterborough for half a year's pension to Lady day last; and the re maining 536l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Palmes Fairborne upon account of his pension due at Lady day last and his pay to Sept. 29 last as Lieut.-Governor, Lieut.-Col. and Capt. of Tangier. (Money order dated Nov. 15 hereon.) Ibid, p. 267. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 173.
Nov. 13. Money warrant for 25,455l. to the abovesaid William Hewer as imprest for the extraordinary service of the present expedition designed for Tangier, and in part of the privy seal of July 21 last, ut supra, p. 628. Hereof 1,000l. is to be satisfied out of loans made into the Exchequer by Rich. Kent and Charles Duncombe, and the remaining 24,455l. by tallies on the Customs. The present sum is intended to be applied as follows, viz. 12,831l. 0s. 6d. to be paid over to the Victuallers of Tangier; 1,000l. for the Earl of Plymouth's Regiment; 1,500l. to Ralph Mountague for presents to be by him prepared for the Emperor of Morocco; 600l. to Sir James Leshe for his equipage, etc.; 8,154l. 17s. 1d. to Sir George Wharton for stores to be provided by the Office of Ordnance; 530l. to Patrick Trant for clothes by him supplied to the Earl of Dumbarton's Regiment; 675l. to Mr. Smythsby for troopers' clothes; and 164l. 2s. 5d. on account of contingencies. (Money order dated Nov. 15 hereon. This order gives the sum as 24,454l. 19s. 0d.) Money Book, pp. 267–8. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 174.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Nicholas Moore for a tidewaiter's place London port, he having served the King at sea as cook of his Majesty's ship Resolution under Sir John Berry, and was in all the three last engagements against the Dutch, and having been an inhabitant of London for 40 years and a freeman of the Poulterers' Company and Clerk of the Market in that time, as is certified by the Warden, etc., of said Company. Reference Book I, pp. 160–1
Same to same of the petition of Tho. Rider, a tidesman [in extraordinary] London port, praying to be made a tidesman in fee. Ibid, p. 161.
Same to same of Josias Walker's petition for a place in the Customs at Southampton, Poole or Weymouth, he having a reference of April 17 last from the King to the Treasury concerning his being remitted 140l. in consideration of his services in the collectorship of Minehead port, but the Customs Commissioners not admitting his list of expenses, petitioner has since paid said 140l. to the Receiver General of Customs, being the complete balance of his accompt for said port of Minehead. (In the margin: cancelled 1681–2, Feb. 12.) Ibid, p. 164.
Nov. 14. Same to same of the petition of Humphrey Chamberlain for a place as landwaiter Bristol port loco James Longwood, displaced. Ibid, p. 160.
Nov. 15. Same to same of the petition of Thomas Williams for a tidewaiter's place Plymouth port loco Jeremiah Kinnord. Ibid, p. 162.
Same to same of the petition of Walter Dike for the place of weigher in fee, having been in the King's service near 12 years, and lately employed upon extraordinary weighing upon the previous reference of July 19 and recommendation of Aug. 3 last. The Treasury Lords hereby recommend him for the first vacancy of a weigher in fee. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of David Williams for the place of comptroller and collector of Pembroke port loco George Powell, lately deceased, petitioner having had relation to the King's elaboratory for several years and had great promises of further preferment, together with a salary in that employment, but being disappointed and having had no compensation for his pains: said petition being referred to the Treasury from the King Nov. 5 inst. Ibid, p. 163.
Nov. 15. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Charles Orchard, customer and collector of Barnstaple port, and James Wescombe, collector of Bideford, for an exchange of their places (their salary being equal) for the sake of Wescombe's health. Reference Book I, p. 164.
Same to William Harbord. Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Capt. George Elsmore and Capt. Gabriell Hopkins. Petitioners shew that by a special warrant from the King dated 1661, April 25, they were for faithful services put into the position of those called Coldstreamers: that upon the petition from the officers and soldiers of the Army presented in July, 1660, the King granted his patent of 1660, Oct. 7, that such of the officers and soldiers as corresponded with the General [Monck] or Sir George Booth (under both which capacities petitioners fall) should be kept in quiet possession of their purchased lands until the King should declare his further pleasure "which your petitioners entrusting Thomas Kydder (himself being concerned) to receive the annual rent to them granted of 24l. 0s. 4d. payable out of the castle and mesendure [maison dieu] and lands at Dover," their said trustee being now dead, petitioners pray that they may receive in their own names the said rents with the arrears, which is obstructed, one of the petitioners having a great family and no estate but that small pension which the King granted him. Ibid, p. 165.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to reserve for the Treasury Lords' [special] direction the 250l. which will be paid into the Exchequer to-morrow by Thomas Agar for the sale of woods [sic for wood] in co. Essex. Disposition Book II, p 32.
Same to Alderman Backwell, forwarding Mr. Browne's petition with the copy of the order of Council to which it refers. The Treasury Lords expect you to pay the moneys due from you to petitioner by this day week at furthest. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 122.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the Countess Dowager of Sunderland a box of Hungary water seized by the Customs officers at Deal. Ibid, p. 123.
Same to the Ordnance Commissioners. The Treasury Lords are informed that several persons who have made complaint at your Board against Sir George Wharton and his servants are delayed. My Lords desire they be forthwith despatched. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to strike tallies for Auditor Shales's salary, what is already due and what shall hereafter grow due thereon. Ibid, p. 124.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to levy a tally, in accordance with the privy seal of Aug. 31 last. to discharge the baronetcy fee of 1,095l. due to the King from Sir Gellibrand Sas van Bosch. Money Book, p. 268.
Nov. 15. Letter of direction on 4,488l. 9s. 0d. in further part of an order dated 1677–8, Feb. 12, for 50,000l. to Sir George Wharton as in part of the 200,000l. for land and sea service of the Ordnance Office as by the privy seal of 1677–8, Feb. 12. The present sum of 4,488l. 9s. 0d. is hereby to be satisfied by tallies on the Customs and thereof 1,501l. 9s. 3d. is intended for Guernsey and 2,986l. 19s. 9d. for land and sea service. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 174.
Prefixing: a note of the previous payments already made as in part of the said order: viz. 1678. 3 Dec., 20,000l.; 1680, 1 July, 139l. 7s. 5d.; 22 July, 700l.; 6 Aug., 2,200l; 3 Sept., 1,250l.
Followed by: entry dated 1680–1, March 23, of a later confirmation by the Treasury Lords of the said order of 1677–8, Feb. 12. "Let this order be executed."
Money order for 100l. to William Wardour, Clerk of the Pells, in reward for his pains for one year to June 24 last in attending the Treasury Lords for the despatch of his Majesty's service. Ibid, p. 177.
Nov. 16. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the 4,000l. lent this day into the Exchequer by William Bridges on the credit of the Hearthmoney farm rent due 1681, Sept. 29, but payable by the utmost days of grace 1681–2, March 15, viz.: Disposition Book II, p. 32.
l. s. d.
to Mr. Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber 1,000 0 0
to the Master of the Great Wardrobe 1,000 0 0
more to same for the service of the stables 600 0 0
to the Duke of Monmouth on account of the stables 441 5 7
to the Paymaster of the Works 258 14 5
to me [Guy] for secret service 300 0 0
to Sir Alexander Frazier 100 0 0
to Mr. Newport and Mr. Darcy 300 0 0
£4,000 0 0
Same to the Master of the Great Wardrobe. The Treasury Lords have directed 1,600l. to be issued to you at the Exchequer [as above]. You are to apply 600l. thereof to the service of the Stables. Ibid, p. 33.
Same to [same] to issue (out of the [? 500l.] money of the 4s. per chaldron on sea coals now remaining in the Exchequer) 218l. 5s. 0d. to Mr. Phillip Burton, being the remainder of an order of June 19 last for 500l. [for Crown law costs]: "and the remainder of the said 500l. being 281l. 15s. 0d. you are to apply for payment of the officers and messengers of the Exchequer as designed by the Treasury Lords." Ibid, p. 32.
Same to [same] to issue to the Treasury Lords for last Midsummer quarter's salaries the 2,000l. which Robt. Ryves this day lent into the Exchequer upon the credit of the Wine Licence revenues. Ibid, p. 33.
Same to the Treasurer of the Navy, forwarding the petition of the Victuallers of the Navy praying for 15,693l. 19s. 1¾d. due to them upon staple and other imprest bills. Certify the Treasury Lords on Monday next whether the money desired by the Victuallers be immediately necessary to be furnished to them. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 124.
Nov. 16. Henry Guy to said Victuallers to attend the Treasury Lords on Monday concerning the above. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 124.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt. When the 914l. 17s. 8d. debt on the Tenths of the diocese of Lincoln and Leicester is paid into the Exchequer you are to reserve same for the Treasury Lords' particular direction. Ibid.
Same to Col. Legge. Since you were here Capt. Williams has paid in no money on his account. The Treasury Lords desire you to cause the money due from him to be forthwith paid in, for his Majesty's affairs are in great want of it. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Assessment Commissioners for co. Salop for the last Six Months' Assessment. We are informed by the Taxes Agents that George Hosier, lately appointed by you Receiver General of the said Assessment, is some time since dead, and that there are several sums of money of that Assessment not yet answered to the said Receiver or his deputies. You are to forthwith take course for levying and collecting said arrears and paying same to Richard Hosier, the eldest son and executor of said George Hosier, or such other responsible person as you may think fit, that so the full Assessment may be forthwith paid into the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 125.
Money warrant for 2,000l. to Robert Rives in repayment of so much by him lent this day to the King [and paid into the Exchequer] on the credit of the Wine Licences: together with 6 per cent. per an. interest payable [or to be made into principal] at the end of every six months. (Money order of same date hereon.) Money Book, p. 291. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 189.
Appending: a late order of confirmation dated 1685, Aug. 29 by Treasurer Rochester for the satisfaction of the 2,000l. principal of the present order out of moneys to be lent on the Wine Licence revenue, "the interest thereof being otherwise provided for": all in accordance with the sign manual of 1682, Sept. 12, and the privy seal of 1685, March 25.
Treasury warrant to Brook Bridges and Tho. Done, Auditors of Imprests, to allow to Phillip Burton, gent., Solicitor to the Treasury (in his account of the 500l. imprested to him June 19 last for Crown law expenses) 30l. as a gratuity and reward over and above the necessary expenses, he having used extraordinary diligence and care in recovering for the King's use a certain wood called Walwood in Waltham Forest, co. Essex. Money Book, p. 269.
Same to the Receiver and the Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall to pay to Lieut.-Col. Richard Fincher 40l. out of the revenue of said Duchy for half a year to Sept. 29 last on the annuity of 80l. granted to him by the privy seal of 1664, Aug. 26, for 31 years, as payable out of said Duchy; the said half-year being by John Griffith, Deputy Auditor of said Duchy, certified as due. The like payment is to be hereby continued from time to time for the future. Ibid, p. 270.
Money warrant for 9l. 15s. 10d. to Henry Norris, his Majesty's Joiner, for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his fee of 12d. a day and allowance of 26s. 8d. per an. for a livery.
Nov. 16. Treasury allowance of the incidents bill of the Excise Office for a varying period up to Sept. 29 last. (Total, 195l. 14s. 0d. as certified by the Excise Commissioners.) Money Book, p. 271.
Money warrant for 308l. to Brooke Bridges and Thomas Done, Auditors of [Imprests and so inter al. of] the Mint, for auditing Henry Slingsby's accounts for seven years to 1677, Dec. 20, as Master and Worker of the Mint: the said Auditors having been usually allowed 40l. for themselves and 4l. for their clerks per an. for said accounts. Further as said Auditors have been at extraordinary pains and trouble by reason of the long proceedings at law and otherwise in order to the settling those accounts they are hereby to be paid a further 100l. in consideration thereof. This 100l. to be satisfied out of the moneys payable into the Exchequer by Thomas Wood, Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, for the Tenths of the clergy of his diocese for the year ended 1679, Christmas. (Two money orders dated Nov. 18 for said 380l. and 100l.) Ibid, p. 272. Order Book XXXVIII, pp. 175, 176.
Same for 4,000l. to William Bridges in repayment of so much by him lent this day to his Majesty and paid into the Exchequer as by a tally of loan for the same appears: to be paid out of the Hearthmoney [farm rent] due Sept. 29 next but payable by the utmost days of grace 1681–2, March 15 next: together with 6 per cent. per an. interest at the end of every six months. (Money order dated Nov. 16 hereon.) Money Book, p. 273, Order Book XXXVIII, p. 176.
Nov. 17. Privy seal for 1,200l. per an. to Sir Richard Dutton, who was by patent of Oct. 28 last constituted Governor of the Island of Barbados: to be for his support during the continuance of that employment: to be paid out of the revenue of the Four and a Half per cent. duty in that island, quarterly and by tallies struck at the Exchequer on the Receivers of said duty, and to commence from Christmas next and to continue during pleasure. Hereby the 800l. per an. payable to Sir Jonathan Atkins by the privy seal of 1679, Aug. 19, as late Governor of said island, is to cease save as to any arrears thereof growing due before or at Christmas next. (Royal warrant dated Nov. 6 to the Clerk of the Signet to prepare said privy seal.) King's Warrant Book VIII, pp. 52, 61.
Same for the issue of 50,000l., to William Hewer, Treasurer of the Garrison of Tangier, as imprest and upon account for the extraordinary expense and charge of the present expedition designed for our garrison of Tangier in Africa: to be issued according to warrants from time to time from the Commissioners for the Affairs of Tangier or from the Treasury Lords. (Royal warrant dated Nov. 10 for said privy seal.) Ibid, pp. 54–5.
Nov. 18. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows [out of] what Excise money shall be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.: Disposition Book II
l. s. d.
to Mr. Johnson for offreckonings of the Forces 2,000 0 0
to Dr. Ball on his dormant warrant 38 10 0
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Topham for the Duchess of Cleveland's children 300 0 0
£3,338 10 0
Nov. 18. Henry Guy [to the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue the 6,000l. of Customs money, now remaining in the Exchequer, to the Treasurer of the Navy for two weeks to the 13th inst. on the ordinary money of the Navy. Disposition Book II, p. 33.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Wakefeild for a watchman's or other place London port. Reference Book I, p. 174.
Henry Guy to the Ordnance Commissioners to direct the Paymaster of the Ordnance to satisfy the debenture of 1679, June 30, for 11l. to Thomas Loup for three months' attendance at Whitehall. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 125.
Nov. 19. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Adam Colclough of Grays Inn, co. Midd., of the office of Surveyor of the Greenwax ("surveyor of our revenue arising by all and all manner of fines and forfeitures and sums of money commonly called Greenwax moneys"): to hold during pleasure with the fee or salary of 150l. per an. payable quarterly out of the said revenue by the hands of the sheriffs or other receivers or collectors thereof. Clauses to be inserted in the said bill for directing said Colclough to take care that the lords of liberties have no greater allowances than they ought, that sheriffs do usually levy what they have in charge, that the officers of the Courts of Justice do duly estreat such profits as arise to the King, and that he discover to the judges of the several Courts such abuses as he shall find that they may regulate the same. The grant by patent of 1677–8, Jan. 24, of said office to Henry, Earl of Peterborough, et al. is to be hereby also determined, in case the same be not already sufficiently revoked. King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 58.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge and acquit James Peirce, his heirs, etc., and his and their estates, from the fine of 336l. 17s. 6d. set upon him as late purser of the King's ship Pearl by a court martial held upon the King's ship Plymouth, at anchor at Tangier, 1678, Aug. 29, by Sir John Narborough, kt., then admiral of the ships in the Mediterranean, and by other commanders and officers then present, because the said Peirce had taken money of the King's Victualler at Livorno for six weeks' provisions for the men of the said ship Pearle and did not provide the said provisions nor refund the money: the present release being granted by the King for divers good causes and considerations. In order that said Peirce, his heirs, etc., be not hereafter impleaded or molested for said fine same is hereby not to be at any time certified or estreated into the Exchequer Court nor to be charged on said Peirce by way of super in the account of any other person or by any other way or device whatsoever and that no manner of process be hereafter made out for the same. Ibid, pp. 59–60.
Nov. 19. Royal sign manual for 300l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without accompt: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of the 6th inst. (Money warrant dated Nov. 22 hereon. Money order dated Nov. 23 hereon.) King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 60. Money Book, p. 275. Order Book XXXVIII p. 175.
Same for 250l. to same for same, without accompt: to be issued on same. (Money warrant dated Nov. 22 hereon. Money order dated Nov. 23 hereon.)King's Warrant Book VIII, p. 60. Money Book, p. 275 Order Book XXXVIII, p. 175.
Memorandum that the instruction to Sir Richard Dutton ut supra, pp. 722, 729, enabling him to propose to the Assemblies within his Government the commuting the Four and a Half per cent. duty in Barbados having been agreed on by the Treasury Lords and by them presented to the Committee of Plantations, the same is added to said Dutton's general Instructions and the like is prepared for Sir William Stapleton as Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of the Leeward Islands. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 59–61. Warrants not Relating to Money, pp. 268–9.
Appending: said Instruction from the King (and countersigned by the Treasury Lords) to said Stapleton. By the indenture of lease of said duty in the Caribbee Islands to Robert Spencer, John Strode and others it is provided that if the inhabitants thereof shall within seven years of date of said indenture desire to commute or exchange the said duty or imposition of more advantage to the King and more ease to the inhabitants by some Act of the lawful and general Assemblies of the inhabitants and proprietors of said islands and same be confirmed by the King, then the said indenture of lease shall cease. Said Stapleton is therefore at such time as he shall think convenient to signify to the respective Councils and Assemblies of the Leeward Islands that the King permits and encourages them to propose some law for such commuting and exchanging of said duty. But meantime the receipt of said duty by the Farmers is to be by no means hindered or diminished by any such law until the same be approved by the King, but they are therein to be aided in all ways. Said Stapleton, in framing and passing such an Act, is to correspond with said Dutton to the end the [respective] Assemblies in Barbados and the Leeward Islands may jointly agree upon and pass such law. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 59–61. Warrants not Relating to Money, pp. 268–9.
Nov. 20. Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 1,200l. to Lemuel Kingdon (late Paymaster of the Forces) as imprest to pay the 1,200l. remaining unpaid of the warrant of Aug. 6 last for 1,741l. 16s. 0d. to said Kingdon upon an order in his name dated 1677–8, March 16, as imprest for the Forces raised to support his Majesty's alliances, which said 1,741l. 16s. 0d. was to be paid by Kingdon to Monsieur Machado and Monsieur Pereira, late providoers-general of such of the said Forces as were in Flanders: on which said warrant only 541l. 16s. 0d. has been paid, thus leaving said 1,200l. still due. Money Book, p. 272.
Money warrant for 150l. to Andrew Newport for half a year to Lady day last on his fee as Comptroller of the Great Wardrobe. The like for 150l. to Marmaduke Darcy for same on his same as Surveyor of the Great Wardrobe. Ibid, p. 273.
Nov. 20. Treasury warrant to [the Customs Commissioners to give warrant to] the Customs Cashier to pay 9l. 10s. 0d. to Giles Dowle for his expenses above the moneys by him formerly received in his employment in prosecuting at law on his Majesty's behalf such as plant tobacco in England. Money Book, p. 273.
Money warrant for 840l. to Sir Robert Southwell for 168 days' ordinary to Nov. 14 inst. (that being the day of his return into the King's presence) as late Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector of Brandenburgh. Ibid, p. 274. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 183.
Appending: Certificate by Sir Lionel Jenkins, Secretary of State, dated Nov. 20, that said Southwell took leave on the 1st of March last on that service and returned in the presence on the 14th inst. (Money order dated Dec. 14 hereon.)
Same for 100l. to Sir Alexander Frazier for one year to Lady day, 1678, on his fee as his Majesty's principal physician. Money Book, p. 274.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Eleanor Mather for last Michaelmas quarter on her annuity or pension. (Money order dated Dec. 18 hereon.) Ibid, p. 275. Order Book XXXVIII, p. 186.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to direct the Customs Cashier to pay 10l. to John Taylor, Thomas Miller and Solomon Sommers for their present support. Money Book, p. 275.
Same to Anthony Seagar to pay the 95l. (which Patrick Trant has paid to you by direction of the Treasury Lords) to Capt. Dominick Trant and Capt. Michael Bourke, late of the Duke of Monmouth's Regiment, being 47l. 10s. 0d. each. Ibid, p. 286.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to open and deliver at Weld House in Covent Garden the baggage of the Prince of Parma's son. Out Letters (Customs), p. 284.
Appending: letter in French dated Weld House, 18–28 Nov., from [Don Pedro di] Ronquillo [the Spanish ambassador], desiring the passing of the baggage of the said Prince of Parma's son, Sieur Alexander Farnesio, consisting of 15 cases, being clothes for himself, companions, gentlemen, pages and lackeys.
Same to the Wine Licence Commissioners to permit Auditor Shales (who is upon the examination of Mr. Rives's account) to see your books and those of the last Commissioners. Out Letters (General) VI, p. 125.
Same to the Attorney General. Send to the Treasury Lords by Mr. Hewer, the Treasurer for Tangier, your opinion concerning a provision to be made (pursuant to an order in Council) for nine maimed soldiers [viz. as to whether same] are within the qualifications of those intended to be provided for by the Act of 24 Car. II. Ibid, p. 126.
Same to Auditor Tuder to cause 20l. to be paid to Griffith David and William John for apprehending William Lloyd, a Popish priest who was indicted, convicted and condemned at the Great Sessions for co. Brecon 1679. April 28; the King having by order in Council of Aug. 4 last (on said David's and John's petition) directed said 20l. to be paid to them, and the Treasury Lords being certified by Tho. Bulcott, sheriff of co. Brecon, that he had not sufficient [of the King's] effects in his hands to pay same: therefore said sum is hereby to be paid by any sheriff within said Tuder's audit. Ibid.
Nov. 20. Henry Guy to Mr. Elwitt to attend as a witness in the information which is to be heard by the Treasury Lords the 23rd inst. against Mr. Johnson, collector, and Mr. Randolph, surveyor of Deal port. (The like notice to Michaell Prescott, Charles Tounley and Tho. Boules.) Out Letters (General) VI, p. 127.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of John Slaughter's petition for a noontender's place, London port. Reference Book I, p. 166
Same to William Harbord, the Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Clement and Clerke for a new lease for 99 years terminable on three lives in the greatest part of a coppice and arable grounds containing about 50 acres in the parish and manor of Englishcombe, co. Somerset, belonging to the Duchy of Cornwall: they being interested in the remainder of the term granted in 1624, Nov. 7, by the late King when Prince of Wales for 90 years terminable on the lives of James, John and Richard Masters, sons of Jno. Masters of Englishcombe, John being the only surviving life and about 60 years of age and having no interest in the premises. Ibid, p. 167.
Same to same of the petition of William Coryton, esq., shewing that in Jan., 1676–7, Treasurer Danby gave warrant for a particular of Kerrybullock Park and Wareham and Grymscomb woods, in order to a fresh lease thereof to petitioner's late father Sir William Coryton, bart.; which said particular was reported by Sir Charles Harbord, 1676–7, Feb. 9, but petitioner's father delayed the prosecution thereof in expectation of a further Act of Parliament to be passed for renewing estates within the Duchy of Cornwall of which said premises are part: therefore prays a fresh lease for 99 years terminable on three lives at the old rents of 8l. 3s. 10d. for the said woods and 8l. 2s. 0d. for said park, with a clause for the release of the 12l. increment rent on the park (and the arrears thereof since [his said father's] said petition), and with an increment rent of 4l. per. an. on the woods; and for the whole to be passed without fine as intended by Treasurer Danby in consideration of good services of petitioner and his father. Ibid, p. 168.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Pettepher for a tidewaiter's place, London port. Ibid, p. 174.