Entry Book: July 1684, 14-15

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 7, 1681-1685. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1916.

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July 1684

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
July 14. Royal warrant [to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] for letters patent under the great seal of Ireland to constitute and appoint John Price to be Receiver of the compositions to be paid to the Crown on the Commission for Defective Titles, Ireland: with the salary of 6d. per £ for himself and his clerks. Ibid, p. 69.
Two royal sign manuals for respectively 340l. and 375l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of June 30 last. (Two money warrants dated July 16 hereon. Two money orders dated July 16 hereon.) King's Warrant Book, IX, p. 343. Money Book V, p. 5. Order Book XXXIX, p. 166.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 200,000l. to Anthony, Visct. Falkland, Treasurer of the Navy, as imprest for the service of the Navy and Victualling. (Money warrant dated July 23 hereon. Money order dated July 24 hereon.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 343. Money Book V, p. 13. Order Book XXXIX, p. 172.
Same to Sir John Buckworth, Charles Duncomb and James Hoare, Commissioners for executing the office of Master and Worker of the Mint, to forthwith suspend William Taylor from his office of assistant to the Weigher and Teller of the Mint until further order, he having committed an evil practice there in causing old guineas to be received into the said Mint and new guineas to be delivered out for them, particularly to Sir William Clifton, who was thereby defrauded of about 3l.; which practice tends to the discredit of the Mint and to the hazard and danger of the principal officers thereof. King's Warrant Book IX, p. 344.
July 15. Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay the 1684, June 24 quarter's salary bill of the outports: (total, 4,281l. 6s. 2d. for established salaries and 570l. 10s. 0d. for additional salaries or 4,851l. 16s. 2d. in all). Money Book V, p. 6.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Henry, Duke of Norfolk, of a piece of land (parcel of the waste land called Braywood) in Windsor Forest, extending west 110 perches from the north end of Crutchfield Lane, near the enclosed land of Lovelace Hertsey, esq., son of John Hertsey, esq., and thence 110 perches north and thence 190 perches east and thence 60 perches south and thence 80 perches west again and thence 60 acres south to the end of Crutchfield Lane: all in the parish and manor of Bray, co. Berks, and containing 100 acres. The present lease is to be for 31 years at the rent of four nobles per an. payable either into the Exchequer or to the Receiver of the revenue of the Honor and Castle of Windsor. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, pp. 391–3.
Prefixing: (a) particular of the premises grounded upon a survey made by Francis Carswell, Doctor of Divinity; (b) ratal thereof by John Fisher in the absence of William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands. The lessee to be at liberty to erect a dwelling house thereon.
July 15. Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the report from the Surveyor General of Crown Lands made on the petition of Lord Hunsdon, ut supra, p. 1166; said report being as follows. I have sent to the bailiff et al. of Great Yarmouth and am informed that there are no buildings lately erected on the deanes near that town but what have been built within the walls and bounds thereof some few years last past: to these the Corporation conceive they have a legal title by their charter from King John which grants them that borough under a rent of 55l. per an.: this [charter] has been confirmed to them by several kings since: they are now renewing their charter again. The Attorney General can advise whether he conceives their late new buildings be included therein. Reference Book II. pp. 43–4.
Same to same of the following paper. After hearing the Receiver of [Crown Revenues in] co. Anglesea and Mr. Vensley, the [said] Receiver's messenger, the Attorney General is to report his opinion. Ibid, p. 44.
Prefixing: a particular account of the sums which the following gentlemen were forced to pay to said Vensley over and above their half year's rent due to the King at Lady day, 1683, "none being behind or in arrear above half a year."
l. s. d.
Owen Bold, high sheriff of co. Anglesea 2 0 0
John Grosvenor of Lamdean [? Llanddona], esq. 1 1 6
Conisby Williams of Penmynydd, esq. 1 12 6
William Mericke of Bodorgan, esq. 1 12 6
Roger Hughes of Plau coch [Plas Coch], esq. 1 7 0
Robert Parry of Amlwch, esq. 1 10 0
Thomas Mostign of Bodowyce [Bodowyn], esq. 1 2 6
Francis Lloyd of Hirdrevarg, esq. 1 2 6
Mr. David Lloyd paid for his son-in-law, Robt. Buckley 1 13 0
Thomas Wynne of Bottenoye, esq. 2 11 0
William ap Richards of Lamgrisholis [Llangristiolis], esq. 0 15 0
John Owen of Lamvaethly [Llanfaethly] 1 5 6
Anne Owen of Crevilyze, widow 2 0 0
Hugh ap Owen Gwynne of Newborough parish 0 15 0
£20 8 0
Richard Griffith of Bagillt paid 0 10 0
Thomas Spark of Bagillt paid 0 3 6
Grace Edwards of Bagillt paid 0 6 0
Edward Jones of Bagillt paid 0 10 0
John Humphreys of Bagillt paid 0 8 4
£1 17 10
the rent from each of these five being 3d. for half a year's arrears.
l. s. d.
Margaret Pennant of Tythyurcha, co. Flint, widow, paid 0 10 0
July 15. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Samuel Craford; petitioner shewing that his father and brother were slain in the late King's service; that Sir Edward [Walpole] and Sir John Walpoole for his faithfulness in the late times made him bailiff of the Queen [Mother's] manor of Spalding and [he] continued so till Francis Johnson purchased the same from the Commissioners for the late Queen [Mother's] revenue: that there are several fines, amerciaments and arrears of rent to be collected; that he bought a windmill in Gonerby to be removed but had not time to remove same; that he took a lease of certain premises in Spalding and paid 90l. but could not enjoy same by reason of a prior grant to Sir Edward Walpole: therefore prays a warrant to collect said fines etc., to remove said mill and for compensation for said lease by a grant of some small rents. Reference Book II, p. 45.
Same to Sir Edward Atkins and Sir Francis Withens, kts., Judges of Assize for the present Western Circuit, of the report as follows on the petition of Jane Oborne, ut supra, pp. 1159–60. Ibid.
Prefixing: undated report by Thomas Wharton and Philip Wharton [Wardens of the Mint] on said petition. We think [the husband of] petitioner is a fit object for pardon as we have no extraordinary information against him had he not fled the kingdom and thereby owned and declared his particular guilt.
Money warrant for 375l. to John, Earl of Radnor, Lord President of the Privy Council; being for last June 24 quarter on his 1,000l. per an. in lieu of diet (of 10 dishes of meat formerly allowed to the President of the Privy Council) and on his 500l. per an. allowed as royal bounty. (Money order dated July 16 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 447. Order Book XXXIX, p. 171.
Same for 364l. to George, Marquess of Halifax, Lord Privy Seal, for same quarter on his allowance of 4l. a day in lieu of the ancient diet of 16 dishes of meat a day heretofore allowed to the Keeper of the Privy Seal. (Money order dated July 16 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 447. Order Book XXXIX, p. 171.
Same for 750l. to Phi. Burton, gent., as imprest for Crown law costs and charges. (Money order dated July 16 hereon.) Money Book IV, p. 448. Order Book XXXIX, p. 166.
Same for 141l. 12s. 6d. to Andrew Lawrence, Surveyor of his Majesty's ways, gates and bridges; being 82l. 2s. 6d. for 2¼ years to Lady day last on his fee of 2s. a day for the year round; 29l. 3s. 4d. for 175 days from March, 1683, to Lady day, 1684, on his allowance of 3s. 4d. a day for so many days as he shall be employed between Michaelmas and Lady day [in every year]; and 30l. 6s. 8d. for Lady day to Midsummer, 1682, and Lady day to Midsummer, 1683, on his 3s. 4d. a day for riding for said quarter in every year. Money Book V, p. 1.
Appending: certificate by the Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain, of said Lawrence's employment for the said 175 days.
July 15. Money warrant for 100l. to Katherine Gunter for half a year to 1680, Sept. 29, on her annuity or pension. Money Book V, p. 1.
Same for 60l. to John Warner for two years to 1681, Lady day, on his salary or fee of 30l. per an. as Master of his Majesty's barges and boats. Ibid.
Same for 500l. [sic ? for 200l.] to James Tunsteed for four years to 1670, June 24, on his annuity of 50l. as keeper of heath poults. Ibid, p. 2.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Elianor Mather, widow, for last June 24 quarter on her annuity. (Money order dated July 16 hereon.) Ibid, p. 2. Order Book XXXIX, p. 167.
Same for 20l. to Robert Swan, gent., for same quarter on his yearly sum for his fidelity in securing his Majesty after the battle at Worcester. (Money order dated July 16 hereon.) Money Book V, p. 2. Order Book XXXIX, p. 168.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Nicholas Estoll, gent., for same on his same for discovering a plot against the King's person and other treacherous designs. (Money order dated July 16 hereon.) Money Book V, p. 2. Order Book XXXIX, p. 168.
Same for 64l. 10s. 0d. to Francis Rogers for two years to 1674, Christmas, on his several fees and allowances as keeper of his Majesty's Wardrobe and Revestrie at Westminster. Money Book V, p. 3.
Same for 302l. 10s. 0d. to the executrix of Sackvile Whitle, being 262l. 10s. 0d. for 1¾ years to 1678, June 24, on his annuity of 150l. as late one of the King's chirurgeons and 40l. for one year to 1677, Sept. 29, on his fee of 40l. per an. Ibid.
[?] Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to make a memorandum on his accounts that the payments which have been made up to this time to the Chancellor of the Order of the Garter (being after the rate of 800l. per an. by the agreement which reduced the 1,200l. per an. for the support of said order to 800l., after which rate the issues have been made up to 1682, Christmas) have been sufficient to defray the particular uses thereof until and for the quarter ended 1684, Lady day; and further to pay 129l. 6s. 3d. to Seth, Bishop of Sarum, for 1684, June 24 quarter, after the rate of 517l. 5s. 0d. per an. to which sum it is agreed that the said yearly sum, for the support of the honour of that order, shall be reduced from 1684, Lady day. Ibid, pp. 3–4.
July 15. Money warrant for 6,283l. 8s. 4d. to William Hewer, Treasurer of the late garrison of Tangier, as imprest in part of the 50,000l. for the extraordinary expense of the garrison of Tangier as by, and as in full of, the privy seal of 1682, Nov. 2, for 50,000l. for same. (Money order dated July 17 hereon.) Ibid, p. 4. Order Book XXXIX, p. 169.
Treasury warrant to abovesaid Hewer, to pay 2,470l. to Mr. Benjamin Rookeby (Rokeby) and partner as in full (with the 1,000l. already paid) of the 3,470l. which the Treasury Lords did in July, 1683, undertake to pay to them for moneys advanced [by them to] Henry Shere, esq., upon account of the fortifications and mote at Tangier, which sum said Shere acknowledged to be due to them upon an adjustment of accompts made upon their leaving Spain and coming to England in 1682. Money Book V, p. 4.
Appending: note by said H. Shere, desiring the said 2,470l. to be paid to said Rokeby upon account as above. "I am contented that the same may be charged as an imprest on my account with his Majesty."
July 15. Treasury warrant to Philip Burton to pay 300l. to Richard Graham for Crown law charges ("in prosecution of several persons for several misdemeanours and doing other services pursuant to such directions as he hath received from his Majesty and his most Honourable Privy Council or otherwise): to be paid out of moneys imprested to said Burton for such charges. Money Book V, p. 5.
Money warrant for 651l. 7s. 2d. to Thomas Ducke for 6 per cent. interest to June 18 last for money by him lent for his Majesty's service; as by an account thereof stated by Auditor Aldworth and allowed by the Treasury Lords the 2nd inst. (For the warrant for 4 per cent. gratuity hereon see infra under date July 28.) Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Attorney General to take into consideration Sir William Killegrew's papers, lately sent to you. Said Killegrew has been with the Treasury Lords this morning and my Lords consider that he is old and if something be not speedily done in the matter of his papers he is likely to die before it is effected. He brought a new paper to my Lords this morning which I enclose [missing] viz. a proposal for his Majesty [to consider, viz.] to drain Lindsey Level with the Eight Hundred Level in one worke. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 385.
Same to same. I am to remind you of the matter recommended to you by the Treasury Lords relating to the Great Wardrobe, viz., whether the King if he pleases may not furnish himself with such things as he used to have out of the Wardrobe in another place. I send you the patents [relating to the Great Wardrobe] for your guidance. If you want any other papers send for them to Mr. Darcy or Mr. Benyon, officers of the Wardrobe. Ibid.
Same to same enclosing the petition [missing] of Mr. Aldred Seaman, steward of his Majesty's borough of Milverton. Instruct him therein what may be done by law and for his Majesty's service. Ibid, p. 386.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make out a ticket to Lieut. George Bing for his services in the King's ship Oxford, "or to salve his wages on the said ship's books to discharge the Treasurer of the Navy in the payment thereof." Ibid.
Same to Lord Dartmouth to direct the Ordnance Office to call on Lady Clutterbuck for an account what debentures she has in her hands on the Ordnance Office which are unassigned; and also for an account of any bonds she pretends to have been given by herself or her husband for stores furnished for his Majesty's service and to whom; and to call for those bonds from the persons that have them; and to desire them to produce any accounts that they have to show that those bonds are really for moneys for stores furnished into the Office. Thereupon the Ordnance Office is to give the Treasury Lords an account what may remain unassigned [of said Clutterbuck's debentures] allowing those bonds to be first complied with. Ibid.
July 15. Henry Guy to Mr. Duncomb to pay the under officers of the Excise named in last June 24 quarter's [salary] bill [of the Excise Office] beginning with Mr. Lawrence the solicitor and ending with the coffee gauger: said part amounting to 1,574l. 5s. 0d. Out Letters General VII, p. 386.
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.: Disposition Book II, pp. 380–1.
l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy to pay off the men to be discharged from the yards at Chatham and Sheerness 3,793 13 2
to ditto, to pay off the men at Woolwich not discharged the last week 195 0 0
to ditto for the Victuallers of the Navy 1,500 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for fortifications 1,500 0 0
to ditto for [one week on the ordinary of] the Ordnance [Office] 500 0 0
to Mr. Packer for the [King's new] building at Wincehster, for the month of June 2,000 0 0
to the Earl of Sunderland for secret service 500 0 0
to Anthony Seagar 42 4 0
to the Keeper of the Privy Purse 200 0 0
£10,230 17 2
(Same to the Customs Cashier forwarding the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week, said paper comprising the above nine items [payable out of Customs money in the Exchequer] and the following items [payable directly out of the Customs Office on tallies] viz. 2,000l. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe [towards repayment of their principal]; 108l. to the Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer for joining of Customs tallies.)
Same to Mr. May, Keeper of the Privy Purse, to pay to Sir Thomas Sandys the abovesaid 200l. Ibid, p. 382.
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. 380, 383.
to the Paymaster of the Forces 4,500
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,300
to Mr. Horneby for secret service 300
to ditto in part of his debt 500
to Sir Jno. James and partners in part of their debt 500
to Mris. Eleanor Gwynne 500
(Same to the Excise Commissioners, forwarding the paper of the disposition of the Excise cash for the present week, the said paper comprising the above six items [payable out of Excise cash in the Exchequer] and also the following items [payable directly out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz. 1,000l. to Mr. Toll; 1,500l. to Mr. Freind and partners.)
July 15. Henry Guy to Alderman Duncombe to advance to Lady Deering, executrix of Sir Edward Dering, 800l. for two quarters' salary to June 24 last as late a Treasury Lord: same to be paid "without deduction of fees as [such salary] hath been usually paid to him." The Treasury Lords will repay you the said money by Michaelmas next and you are to take Lady Dering's acquittance for same so as to discharge the Exchequer. Disposition Book II, p. 382.
Money order for 382l. 16s. 3d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries delivered to the officers of said court in Trinity term last and for the diet of said usher for 130 days from Mar. 4 last to the 12th inst. at 5d. a day. Order Book XXXIX, p. 167.
Same for 100l. to William Wardour, Clerk of the Pells, for one year to June 24 last for reward for his pains in attending the Treasury Lords. Ibid.
for July]
Same for 45l. 8s. 4d. to same as reward for same year for attendance in vacation for despatch of his Majesty's service and also as in lieu of the sums of 16l. 13s. 4d. and 8l. 15s. 0d. per an. anciently allowed him by tally of assignment out of the Customs. Ibid.
July 15. Treasury allowance of the 1684, Lady day quarter's salary bill (detailed) of the Excise Office. (Total, 4,759 12s. 4d.) Money Book V, p. 12.