Entry Book: July 1684, 7-10

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July 1684

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
July 7. Five separate royal sign manuals for respectively 200l., 500l., 892l., 14s. 0d., 800l. and 500l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of June 30 last. (Five money warrants dated July 8 hereon. Five money orders dated July 9 hereon.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 334. Money Book IV, p. 441. Order Book XXXIX, p. 164.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to assign and transfer to John Dakin and William Gilbert, of Derby, gentlemen, their executors and assigns, the sum of 973l. 16s. 6d. remaining due to the King from Nicho. Bowden, deceased, formerly Receiver for the county of Cheshire and city of Chester, of the Free and Voluntary Present of the year 1661; the said Bowden being chargeable with 1,930l. 16s. 0d. for his receipts thereof towards which he did in his life time pay several sums amounting to 890l. to Thomas Townsend, senr., deputy or agent to the late Earl of Sandwich, when Master of the Great Wardrobe, and as for the service of the said Wardrobe, which amount the said Townsend charged himself with, as appears by the certificate of John Bruere, Deputy Auditor of Imprests. The said Bowden did further pay 50l. to one Mr. Honywood upon the King's account by order of the said Townsend, thus leaving due to the King the said 973l. 16s. 6d. In consideration of the sum of 500l. paid into the Exchequer the 2nd inst. by said Dakin and Gilbert and in consideration further of a discharge or release to the King of the sum of 107l. 15s. 0d. being the moiety of 215l. 10s. 0d. which was due in the office of the Treasurer of the Chamber to Tho. Bocock and David Powell, Pages of the Presence to the King, on several warrants signed by the Lord Chamberlain, the King hereby grants and assigns to said Dakin and Gilbert the balance of said Bowden's debt as above, and all other moneys which shall appear due to the King on any further stating of said Bowden's account, and all the said Bowden's securities and all claims on the King's part for 12 per cent. interest on said Bowden for delaying to pay in his receipts; and with power to them to sue for same in the King's name; and if any of the said balance be hereafter paid into the Exchequer it is to be hereby issued to said Dakin and Gilbert. King's Warrant Book IX, pp. 334–6.
Same to same for a same to discharge and acquit John Mawson, gent. of the super of 481l. 12s. 10d. set upon his late father Thomas Mawson, deceased, head collector for the hundred of Guthlaxton, co. Leicester, of the first Eighteen Months' Assessment anno 1661, same being set as a super upon him in the account of Beaumont Dixie, Receiver General for said county of said assessment. The present release is in consideration that said Thomas Mawson died insolvent and was always very loyal and faithful to the present and late King. Ibid, p. 339.
July 7. Royal warrant to Sir Robert Sawyer, Attorney General, to forthwith discharge William Hawley of the fine of 100 marks lately set upon him in the High Court of Admiralty for a trespass in that he with others unlawfully navigated the ship Fox "to take the ships and goods of the subjects of the States General of the United Provinces, being in league and friendship with us." The present release is in consideration of the good services done to the King by Col. William Hawley, the father, and Edward Hawley, the brother, of said Hawley, and also of said Hawley's own services, it appearing by a certificate of Capt. Barret that said Hawley served the King in eight engagements in the West Indies. King's Warrant Book IX, p. 341.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant to John Chase, his administrators and assigns, of all the leases or terms of years and all the household goods etc. of William Tindall, gent. who, at the gaol delivery of Newgate for co. Midd., 1683, May 24, was indicted for the murder of Thomas Milward and was found guilty of killing him in self defence by reason whereof his goods and chattels are forfeit to the King. Ibid, pp. 341–2.
July 8. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Lanyon as a waiter and searcher at St. Ives loco William Pembarthy, lately dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) IX, pp. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17.
The collection of Plymouth port is to be continued in the hands of Mr. Warren, the Customer there, who is to serve [therein] for his patent salary [as Customer] with an allowance of 30l. per an. for clerks.
John Ditchfeild as a landwaiter, London port loco Henry Turner, who is questioned for insufficiency and misdemeanour and has resigned.
A fit person to be presented as a limited collector to be settled in the Isles of Scilly, viz. for taking customs upon such goods as shall be there landed for the use and consumption of the said Islands: the moneys to be accounted for and paid to the collector of Penzance "and no other goods [than such as pay custom] to be there landed unless in case of war or other inevitable accident and in order to be reshipt again": all as proposed in the Customs Commissioners' memorial of April 30 last.
Thomas Smith as a waiter and searcher at Polruan in Fowey port loco Edward Parker, lately dismissed.
James Strong as surveyor, waiter and searcher at Fowey loco James Cottle, who is to be removed to Mevagissy Bay.
Bernard Achin as a tidesman at Fowey loco John Mayor, who is to be removed to some other employment.
Joshua Bellamy to be established as waiter and searcher at Flushing in Falmouth port, with 20l. per an.
Joseph Ballaily as waiter at Portsmouth loco Thomas Dickin, who is to be removed to be waiter at Chichester: 10l. per an, to be added to the present salary of 30l. per an. to said place of waiter at Portsmouth.
Richard Upton to be established as tidesurveyor, Falmouth port, at 40l. per an. as proposed by Mr. Culliford [in his late survey of Plymouth port].
Thomas Dicken (waiter at Portsmouth) as waiter at Chichester loco Robert Eden, who is to be removed to Cowes.
Robert Eden (waiter at Chichester) as waiter at Cowes with his present salary of 40l. per an.
John Ewens to be added as chief boatman at Portsmouth with 30l. per an.
Thomas Wrighting as a boatman at Maldon loco Richard Beck, removed to be tidesman at Whitehaven.
The boatmen of Falmouth port, who now have 10l. per an. and 2s. a day when employed are to have 25l. per an. each without any day pay: and two tidesmen are to be added to the present establishment there, with 10l. per an. each: as proposed by the Customs Commissioners' memorial of July 1 inst.
James Cottle to be established as waiter and searcher at Mevaagissey Bay in Penzance port with 30l. per an. salary. And another waiter and searcher to be established at Newlyn in said port at 20l. per an. for preventing the frauds frequently practised in those places: as proposed by William Culliford in his late survey of Plymouth port.
July 8. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to let the Earl of Ossory's equipage pass on its arrival at Dover, "it being the same he lately carried with him out of England." Out Letters (General) VII, p. 382.
Same to the Hearth [money] Managers [or Farmers]. The Treasury Lords take it ill that you have been thus long in delivering to the Auditor your books and abstracts of the Hearthmoney for the half year ended 1682, Sept. 29. Send him forthwith your accounts for cos. Worcester, Essex, Gloucester, Bucks, Surrey, Northampton, Southampton, Kent, Berks and London for that half year. Ibid.
Same to the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer. Mr. Burton is to attend you with the petition of Mr. Benjamin Dryden and the papers thereto, concerning the forfeited recognizances of Nicholas Fownes and John Marsden of 100l. each for the appearance of Peter de Gwin in the King's Bench. The Treasury Lords desire you to admit Fownes and Marsden to a moderate composition. Ibid.
Same to Sir Richd. Mason and Mr. Fillingham to report on the enclosed order and letter [missing] from Mr. Bertie. Ibid.
Same to Capt. Ralph Featherstone to make answer to the following extract from the letter received by the Treasury Lords from Sir Thomas Lynch dated Jamaica, 25 Feb., 1683–4, viz.: Ibid, p. 383.
"The King and soldiers have been soe used that noe officer deserves a farthing pay, yet Lieut. Fetherston carried away 1,500 or 2,000 dollars. It's notorious that of 100 men but 16 or 18 did diet here and not one of those ever saw a farthing but were starved."
Same to Sir Robt. Holmes, Isle of Wight. The Treasury Lords have considered yours of the 2nd inst. The Excise revenue being now in the King's hands the officers belong to him and not to the farmers. In case the person that brews in Carisbrooke Castle should be exempted from search and payment of the duty it would make an ill precedent for many others. My Lords therefore desire that he may pay the Excise or not be suffered to brew there. Ibid, p. 384.
July 8. Henry Guy to the Earl of Arran, Lord Deputy of Ireland. I am to remind you of the Treasury Lords' letters of April 3 and May 27 last to you for your objections to a general discharge to John Bredon and partners on their paying such sum as the King should award and particularly whether they might be surcharged with more money than was mentioned in their petition transmitted to you. My Lords cannot call on Bredon and his partners for this money till they have your answer; "and if that money be not received now, whilst it is said to be ready for the King's use something may happen to the King's prejudice which may not be easily remedied afterwards." Hasten your answer to those letters. Out Letters (Ireland) IV, p. 64.
Treasury reference to Antho. Stephens of the petition of Sir Richard Crump as by a reference dated Windsor, May 26 last, from the King. Petitioner sets forth that being Mayor of Bristol he did in May, 1678, receive 475l. as imprest for his Majesty's service by order from the Admiralty Lords and disbursed 207l. 13s. 6d. thereof in his Majesty's service, leaving 267l. 7s. 6d. unaccounted for in petitioner's hands: that he did at that time [further] expend a greater sum [than said balance of 267l. 7s. 6d.] in raising a party of horse and equipping his son, then cornet of the Troop under Sir Jno. Lanier, besides other extraordinary services. Therefore prays a discharge from the abovesaid balance. Reference Book II, p. 38.
Appending: said Crumpe's account of disbursements.
l. s. d.
allowed the constables of the 12 wards in the city of Bristol for their charges in aiding the impress of mariners and securing the men impressed 6 0 0
paid the press masters and waterbailiff for impressing 185 men as by the list annexed [missing] 9 5 0
conduct money and impress money to 167 men which were ticketed for Portsmouth, being 70 miles, and 1s. per head [for impress money] 154 9 6
paid to Alex. Morgan, water-bailiff for extraordinary expenses in maintaining six men for six weeks for the use of his boat and his own pay 28 0 0
Impress money paid to 18 men which went off to the Cambridge frigate with Lieut. Henry Romsey 0 18 0
paid Mr. Willett for the use of his pinnace and servants for six weeks 9 0 0
£267 7 6
Same to Richard Graham and Phillip Burton of the account of extraordinary charges and disbursements laid out by Francis Whitwick, Receiver General of the Forfeitures of Popish Recusants in cos. Hereford, Salop, Stafford, Brecon, Cardigan, Carmarthen, Glamorgan, Pembroke and Radnor. Ibid, p. 39.
The like of Mr. Powell's account of same as same for cos. Derby, Lincoln and Nottingham.
July 8. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Dryden, collector of the duty on cloth, London port, for Nicho. Hardy to be continued under petitioner in the post of clerk in the said office which said Hardy has held for some time since Mr. Warwick's death. Reference Book II, p. 39.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Sir Tho. Wolstenholme, bart., as by a reference dated Windsor, May 5 last, from the King thereof. Petitioner sets forth that in 1633 Sir James Bagg acknowledged a Statute Staple for 10,000l. to Sir Jno. Wolstenholme, petitioner's grandfather, and others, said Bagg being then Collector of the New Impost: that in 1636 Bagg was found indebted on his receipt 22,500l. 15s. 6d. and in 1638 his lands were extended and so continued till 1662, when George Bagg his son put in a plea in the Exchequer that said debt was pardoned by the Act of Indemnity: thereupon the then Attorney General, Sir Jeoffrey Palmer, gave his opinion that said debt was pardoned and the Exchequer Court gave judgment for Sir James Bagg's lands to be discharged of said debt: hereupon petitioner was let in to extend his statute for 10,000l. which he could not extend till the King's debt was discharged: that Bagg and his assigns now set on foot the King's interest to defraud petitioner although the Crown has been out of possession of said lands above 21 years. In the late unhappy times petitioner's father and family suffered above 150,000l. damage for loyalty "and at this time your Majesty is above 40,000l. indebted to your petitioner, which your Majesty is not pleased to discharge at present." Therefore prays the King not to suffer him to be undone. Ibid, p. 40.
Same to William Hewer of the petition of Tho. Gresham, Tho. Hearne, Richard Wise, John Baxter and Richard Stanwell [returned Tangier soldiers] who pray relief in their distressed conditions. Ibid, p. 41.
Same to same of the petition of Ann Brennon, widow of Hugh Brennon, a soldier for many years under Capt. Gyles at Tangier, and died coming over for England, leaving her and one child: therefore prays a pension among the other widows. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of the 33 poor disabled Tangier soldiers who came over in 1680, and who pray payment of their quarterly pensions. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Elizabeth Cooke, widow, shewing that she was [formerly] wife of Sir Anthony Havyland, kt., who was a very great sufferer for the King and died in his journey from Scotland to England in 1660; that she subsequently married Henry Plendergest, gent., a very loyal person, and killed in his Majesty's service at Tangier; that [— Cooke] her [last] husband left her [with] a small child and she is in a very low and miserable condition. Ibid, p. 43.
Money warrant for 42l. 4s. 0d. to Anthony Segar, without account; 32l. 4s. 0d. thereof being for last June 24 quarter's disbursements for the Treasury Office and 10l. for said quarter's salary. (Money order dated July 9 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 441. Order Book XXXIX, p. 164.
July 8. Treasury warrant to the Auditors of Imprests to allow to Henry Sidney, esq., Gentleman and Master of the Robes, 1,890l. 6s. 5d. upon his account of the Robes ended 1681, Lady day, as royal bounty as by the privy seal of June 30 last, supra, p. 1178. Money Book IV, p. 442.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the 4,537l. 0s. 3d. lately paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Rowe, pursuant to the decree of the Exchequer Court; viz., 1,787l. 7s. 7½d. to Charles Bertie upon his, said Bertie's, respective orders following, viz. 506l. 10s. 5d. for poundage money upon account; 425l. 1s. 0d. for so much by him overpaid on account; 121l. 11s. 6d. for interest money; 73l. 5s. 2d. for charges of privy seals and accounts; 540l. 19s. 6½d. for ordinary and extra-ordinaries as Envoy in Germany; 120l. for his salary as Paymaster of the Ordnance. Disposition Book II, p. 374.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 60l. to the Corporation of Dartmouth [on their perpetuity for keeping the fort there]. Ibid, p. 375.
July 9. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Customs money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.: Ibid, pp. 375–6, 376–7.
l. s. d.
to Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe for interest 1,297 17 1
to the Treasurer of the Navy to [pay] off the men to be discharged at Woolwich 4,908 11 0
to ditto for [the Navy's] weekly money 1,000 0 0
to ditto for the Victuallers, whereof 500l. is intended for the late Victuallers 2,000 0 0
to ditto for sea officers out of which Capt. Tyrrell is to be paid his debenture as Commander of the Mermaid and Oxford and Lieut. Ley 86l. 10s. 0d. as Lieut of the Mermaid and the remainder to the Captains of Sir Jo. Narbrough's fleet 500 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [for one week of the Ordnance Office's ordinary] 500 0 0
to ditto for fortifications at Hull (struck through) 1,500 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 500 0 0
to the Earl of Sunderland, for secret service 1,000 0 0
to the messengers of the Exchequer Court 336 0 0
to Mr. Symon Smith on a warrant which is to be sent to the Exchequer 300 0 0
to Mr. Lawrence, Surveyor of the King's highways 141 12 6
to Mr. Tho. Charnock, serjeant at arms attending the Lord Keeper 200 15 0
to Mr. Warren, one of the Justices of Chester 50 0 0
to Sir Thomas Slingsby 64 0 0
to the Earl of Inchiquin to repay Mr. Brett what [he] has advanced 600 0 0
£14,898 15 7
(Same to the Customs Cashier dated July 8, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; the said paper including the above 16 items [payable out of the Customs money in the Exchequer] and the following items [payable directly out of the Customs Office on tallies] viz.: 1,000l. to Rich. Kent and Charles Duncombe in part of their debt; 300l. to the Duke of Albemarle for the rent of Mote Park; 45l. 12s. 0d. to the King's Remembrancer; 50l. to Mris. Hext. Total, 16,294l. 7s. 7d.)
July 9. Henry Guy to Sir Richard Haddock and partners [Victuallers of the Navy], to pay the abovesaid 500l. to the late Victuallers. Disposition Book II, p. 378.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.: Ibid, pp. 377, 378.
l. s. d.
to the Paymaster of the Forces 4,500 0 0
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Hornby for secret service 300 0 0
to Mr. Toll for interest 1,131 9 7
to Sir Rob. Vyner 200 0 0
to Mr. Hornby in part of his debt 500 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 375 0 0
to Sir Jno. James and partners in part of their debt 500 0 0
to the Duke of Southampton 375 0 0
to the Duke of Northumberland 1,400 0 0
to the Duke of Grafton 1,000 0 0
£11,281 9 7
(Same to the Excise Commissioners of same date enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Excise cash for the present week; said paper comprising the above 11 items [payable out of Excise money in the Exchequer] and the following items [payable directly out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz.: 1,500l. to Mr. Dashwood; 375l. to Lady Mary Tudor; 1,000l. to the bankers; 100l. to Mr. Adams for surveying some counties. Total, 13,881l. 9s. 7d.)
Money warrant for 8,000l. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe in repayment of so much by them lent into the Exchequer May 7 last: together with 6 per cent. interest and 2 per cent. gratuity, payable [or to be made into principal] every three months. [The money order of May 7, supra, p. 1120, is the money order issued upon the authority of the present warrant. This order is fictitiously given the date of the tally of loan.] Money Book IV, p. 442.
Same for 50l. to Gilbert Jones, King's woodward and keeper of the woods in the walks of Chappell Henolt and East Holt alias Henolt in Waltham Forest, co. Essex; as in full of all wages or salary to Lady day last which he may or can claim in respect of his said office. (Money order dated July 10 hereon.) Ibid, p. 443. Order Book XXXIX, p. 166.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to pay 200l. to George Barons and Thomas Turner for and towards their losses as late sub-farmers of Excise of brandy (strong waters and aqua vitae) distilled and made in the cities of Bristol and Exeter and the towns of Plymouth and Topsham, viz. as some relief for their loss by the importation of foreign brandies and for the 200l. expended by them in the improvement and lasting settlement of said duty; of which [settlement] they have had no benefit. The petition from said Barons and Turner for such allowance was referred 1683, Aug. 13, to the Treasury Lords, who on Mar. 6 last referred it to the Excise Commissioners, who reported thereon May 19 last that petitioners' case is as follows, viz.: that George Dashwood et al. late Farmers of Excise, did by two indentures dated 1680, May 28, demise to said Barons and Turner and John Lowman the above said duty in said cities and towns for three years from 1680, June 24, at 407l. per an. rent; that they were induced to take the farm by reason of the act for prohibition of French brandies, but were greatly disappointed therein by finding as great quantities of brandy imported as before; further, that the distillers in Plymouth and Topsham by reason of some composition they had made for their Excise for the preceding year had made such quantities of strong water and aqua vitae and had such stocks at the beginning of petitioners' farm that they did not distill during the first year of said farm and when petitioners tried to recover the duty on such unconsumed stocks they could not procure any relief from the Justices: further, that within the city of Bristol the distillers refused to make entry for their aqua vitae on the second extraction, but pretended their spirits were to be drawn a third time before any duty was payable which led to great suits against the distillers for the duty on the second extraction; and the effecting and determining of this spent the greatest part of petitioners' term, so that they reaped little thereby though now the distillers in Bristol do all pay their duties of aqua vitae for the second extraction. The actual receipts of the Excise on strong waters and aqua vitae in the said towns for the first six rounds of the present year (which includes about nine months) have been 398l. 7s. 6½d. from which must be deducted the charges of collection; so that in the opinion of the said Excise Commissioners petitioners had a hard bargain. The said report was June 17 last referred back to said Excise Commissioners for them to advise the allowance which petitioners deserve, and on the 19th of the same month said Commissioners reported advising an allowance of 200l. as herein. Money Book IV, pp. 443–6.
July 9. Money warrant for 200l. 15s. 0d. to Thomas Charnocke for two years to 1683, Lady day, on his fee and board wages as a serjeant at arms. Money Book IV, p. 446.
Privy seal for 9,139l. 3s. 3d. to the Treasurer and paymaster of the Ordnance as imprest; to be paid to Robert Wooley, gent., for 185 tons 3 ??wt. 4 lb. of white saltpetre delivered into the stores of the Ordnance: to be satisfied by tallies on the duties on the import of East India goods after 40,463l. 10s. 0d. of such duties have been satisfied to the East India Company under the patent of 1683, July 5. Furthermore 6 per cent. interest is to be hereby paid on said 9,139l. 3s. 3d., viz. from 1683, Dec. 10, on 1,579l. 3s. 4d. part thereof and from 1683–4, Jan. 24, on the remaining 7,559l. 19s. 11d. thereof. On paying the Customs to satisfy said tallies the East India Company is to have six months' and six months' discount according to their charter. (Royal warrant dated June 27 for said privy seal. Money warrant dated July 9 hereon. Money order dated July 16 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XI, pp. 331–2, Money Book, IV, pp. 446–7. Order Book, XXXIX, p. 168.
July 9. Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of the Provost Fellows and scholars of Trinity College, near Dublin. We agree with the Duke of Ormonde's report thereon to the end the [late Irish Revenue] Farmers may not be entitled to any defalcations from your Majesty by reason of same. Out Letters (Ireland) IV, pp. 65–8.
Prefixing: (a) said petition shewing that Queen Elizabeth by patent dated 1597, June 28, granted them several lands in co. Kerry and that they received the rents therefrom till the breaking out of the rebellion 1641, Oct. 23: that several of said lands have been granted by petitioners either in fee farm or for long leases to several persons whose estates therein were by the late Acts of Settlement forfeited to the King: that by the King's favour a clause was inserted in the Act of Explanation that the said lands so forfeited should remain to petitioners and their successors but subject to the payment of the new quit rents thereout: that petitioners obtained a certificate from the Court of Claims for said lands under the quit rent of 510l. per an. and procured patents from the King grounded upon the said certificates: that by patent of 1670, Sept. 19, the King reduced said quit rent to 100l. per an. and petitioners have ever since held said lands under said quit rent: that the late Farmers of the Irish Revenue finding that some of said lands contain more acres than appear in said certificate and that other lands are returned under distinct denominations not particularly expressed in said certificate (though they are part of other lands in said certificate) have endeavoured to charge petitioners with an overplus rent of 32l. per an. for said plus lands: that petitioners thereupon applied to the Exchequer Court [Ireland] and the Attorney General, Ireland, reported thereon that said increased rent was not due: nevertheless petitioners and their tenants are still molested for same. The denominations in said certificate and letters patent are entire denominations and petitioners are in no wise able to pay said overplus rent and the arrears thereof as their revenue is all employed towards the support of the constant annual charge of the College. Therefore pray a patent for discharging them of said overplus rent and the arrears thereof.
(b) Reference dated Whitehall, April 2 last, from the King to the Duke of Ormonde of said petition.
(c) Report dated St. James's Square, May 10 last, from said Duke thereon. The overplus rent may be remitted for the time to come "but as to the arrears the petitioners should discharge themselves thereof the best way they can by law."
(d) Reference dated Windsor, June 1 last, from the King to the Treasury Lords of said petition and report.
Treasury reference to Richard Graham and Phillip Burton of the petition of Robert Kenyon, Receiver of the forfeitures of Popish Recusants in co. Lancs; petitioner shewing that he has solicited a tedious suit about the recovery to the King of the manor of Furness which was settled to superstitious uses, which necessitated three commissions [of inquiry] and many witnesses in the North and the bringing of many witnesses for the trial at the Bar which was ordered by the Exchequer Court: said trial went for the King and petitioner subsequently attended a further hearing in the Exchequer Court, took possession of the estate and sued forth a fourth commission in the North for an account of the mesne profits; a final hearing is expected in some sitting after the term and it is expected the King will recover considerably for mesne profits and costs; petitioner's disbursements were made out of that fund [of Recusants' forfeitures] which he had in hand and when he made his accounts these disbursements were allowed: thinks 300l. allowance not too much for his charge seeing that since the recovery of the estate 700l. is already paid into the Exchequer and the estate is 400l. per an. as a standing revenue and therefore worth 8,000l. Reference Book II pp. 42–3.
July 9. Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners to assign payment of 86l. 19s. 0d. to Lieut. Ley as Lieut. of the Mermaid, out of this week's Navy money. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 382.
Same to Sir Tho. Wharton to consider and return the enclosed case [missing] of Walter Baynes "wherein you will find yourself concerned." Ibid, p. 383.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Enquire after the man complained of in the enclosed letter [missing] of Mr. William Brodrick's and send the Treasury Lords an account of him. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Treasurer of the Navy] enclosing the petition [missing] of Tho. Robson. If the money is due to him for wages and twopenses as he alleges you are to pay him same forthwith. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petitions [missing] of Thomas Marcall and John Gelson for the surveyor's place at Boston void by the death of Mr. Corner. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Hilliard and the papers annexed. The Treasury Lords think Mr. Hilliard should make it appear that the marsh grounds referred to are parcel of the manor of Marsh Chapel and the best way will be to make this out to a jury in the country. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Rememberancer to prepare letters patent to revoke the patents of the several Receivers of the forfeitures of Popish Recusants in the several counties of England and Wales; the Treasury Lords having found upon an examination of their respective accounts that the said Receivers have for the most part brought the King in debt to them and not levied money enough to pay their own charges, wherefore my Lords intend to put the said revenue into a better and more effectual method for recovery and management thereof and have therefore thought fit to dismiss the said Receivers. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 386.
July 9. Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular and ratal of a tenement [in Crabbs in the parish of Poughill, co. Cornwall] with a view to a lease thereof to John Warmington for 99 years terminable on his own life and two other lives to be nominated by him; at the old rent of 24s. per an. and fine of 120l. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, pp. 389–90.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on said Warmington's petition for same. In 1664, Henry Seymour had a reversionary lease of said tenement for a third life, viz. William Trelawney, who died before the old estate was out. According to the high surveys the tenement was valued at 35l. per an. but I am informed by gentlemen of the neighbourhood that it comprises only 34 acres and is worth only 24l. per an. Petitioner's is the only life in being and I estimate the fine for renewal at 120l.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Robert Smith, Major General of the Colony and Forces of Virginia. Petitioner sets forth that by commission dated 1679, Sept. 24, he was appointed Major General of the Colony and Forces in Virginia with a pay of 300l. per an.; that he has continually performed that duty with all diligence, but is 2¾ years in arrear on his pay, as is certified by Lord Colepeper, late Governor there. "Your petitioner therefore having an opportunity by his Lordship's leave to come into England to be accountable to your Majesty of the state of that militia and to look after some affairs of his own here and in consideration that he hath been lately a very great sufferer by an insurrection of certain violent persons who particularly and maliciously destroyed the greatest part of your petitioner's crop of tobacco," therefore prays payment of his arrears that he may speedily repair to his duty in Virginia. Ibid, pp. 390–1.
Said petition being referred to the Treasury Lords by order of the Privy Council, dated 1683, Sept. 20, the said Lords did 1684, April 7, refer same to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces, who reported April 16 last that the Major General of Virginia has been paid his said allowance as far as [Lord Colepeper] the Governor and General Officers [there] have been paid, viz. to 1680–1, Jan. 1, at which time all payments to the said Major General and other officers did cease from being paid in the Office of the Paymaster General of the Forces.
Hereupon the Treasury Lords report hereby to the King, merely recapitulating the facts as above.
July 10. Rob. Squibb [in the absence of Henry Guy] to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of moneys lately paid into the Exchequer by Antho. Row, according to a decree made in the Exchequer, viz.: Disposition Book II, p. 379.
l. s. d.
to Henry Guy for secret service 200 0 0
to Lady Fisher 1,250 0 0
to Henry Guy for secret service 340 0 0
to Mris. Ursula Elliot 15 0 0
to Mr. Warner, Master of the King's Barges, for two years' wages 60 0 0
to Sir Thomas Windham to complete 300l. 36 14 10½
to the Treasurer of the Chamber for Mris. [Mary] Watson [widow] 30 0 0
to Mris. Gunter 100 0 0
to Francis Rogers, Keeper of his Majesty's Wardrobe and Revestrie at Westminster 64 10 0
to Robert Swan 20 0 0
to Mris. Eleanor Mather 12 10 0
to Nicho. Estoll 12 10 0
£2,141 4 10½
July 10. Rob. Squibb [in the absence of Henry Guy] to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay abovesaid 30l. to Mary Watson, widow. Disposition Book II, p. 379.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to appoint Philip Preston (an extraordinary tidesman, London port) as a tidesman in fee, ibid. loco John Taylor, lately made a landcarriageman ibid. Out Letters (Customs) IX, p. 18.
Thomas Butler as a waiter and searcher at Cowes loco Thomas Williamson, lately dismissed.
Richard Cuttance as a boatman at St. Mawes in Falmouth port loco Richard Trestian, lately dismissed.
Charles Jones to be established as waiter and searcher at the Lymekilnes, Bristol port, at 20l. per an. for the prevention of frauds, as proposed in the Customs Commissioners' memorial of the 8th inst.
James Thornton to be established as a coast-waiter at Bristol to take care of the coast business only, at 40l. per an. salary; as advised by Mr. Newport in his present survey of Bristol port.
William Shaw (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the Duke of Ormonde's house in St. James's Square to visit his goods that are going to Ireland. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 384.
Robert Squibb (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Navy Commissioners to assign payment to Capt. Tyrrell, late commander of his Majesty's ships Mermaid and Oxford of 224l. 15s. 6d. for wages, out of this week's Navy money. Ibid.
Henry Guy to Mr. Blathwait sending the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Gorman, "who is to be inserted in the list of such old officers to be provided for." Ibid, p. 385.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Phillip, Visct. Strangford, as by the reference dated Whitehall, Nov. 26 last, from the King. Said petition sets forth that on the commitment of Algernoon Sidney, esq., to the Tower petitioner did set forth to the King that there were suits between him and said Sidney touching an account for several great sums of money received by said Sidney out of petitioner's estate as trustee thereof during petitioner's minority and did therefore then pray to be let into such a proportion of Sidney's estate as would compensate such damages by breach of trust; which prayer the King then granted. In regard said Sidney is found guilty of high treason petitioner prays a grant of so much of Sidney's estate as shall appear to have been by him actually received out of petitioner's estate. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, pp. 388–9.
Hereon the Treasury Lords report that on hearing said Visct. and Henry Sidney by counsel petitioner's demand appears altogether uncertain upon pretended breaches of trust and covenants which happened about 28 years ago and for which suits were depending in Chancery and these not proceeded in for above five years last past. We think his demands no good ground for any such grant.
July 10. Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. Send the Treasury Lords your answer to the enclosed extract from the Customs Commissioners' report to them of the 7th inst. as in answer to the said Revenue Commissioners' letter of June 6 last concerning the Plantation trade. Out Letters (Ireland) IV, p. 64.