Entry Book: July 1684, 28-31

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July 1684

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
July 28. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal for a discharge to the Commissioners for the affairs of Tangier of and from the rendering of any account for any sums for which they have given their warrants for the service of the late Garrison of Tangier, viz. up to May 15 last from the date of the Commission of 1680, Mar. 27, which appointed them. Nothing herein is to extend to the discharge of the Treasurer or Receiver or other officer by whose hands the said moneys were paid from the liability to account according to the ordinary course of the Exchequer. The said Commissioners are recited as follows, viz.: the heirs etc. of Prince Rupert; William, Archbishop of Canterbury; the heirs etc. of Heneage, Lord Finch, late High Chancellor; John, Earl of Radnor, Lord President of the Council; Arthur, Earl of Anglesea, late Keeper of the Privy Seal; Christopher, Duke of Albemarle; James, Duke of Monmouth; Henry, Duke of Newcastle; the heirs etc. of John, Duke of Lauderdale; James, Duke of Ormond; Charles, Marquess of Winchester; Henry, Duke of Beaufort; Henry, Earl of Arlington, Chamberlain of the Household; the heirs etc. of James, Earl of Salisbury; John, Earl of Bridgewater; Robert, Earl of Sunderland, one of the Principal Secretaries of State; the heirs etc. of Arthur, Earl of Essex; John, Earl of Bath; George, Marquess of Halifax, Keeper of the Privy Seal; Thomas, Visct. Fauconberg; Henry, Bishop of London; Lawrence, Earl of Rochester, First Commissioner of the Treasury; Daniel, Earl of Nottingham, late First Commissioner of the Admiralty; Henry Coventry, late a principal Secretary of State; Sir Francis North, Lord Guildford, Keeper of the Great Seal and late Chief Justice of Common Pleas; Sir John Ernle, kt., Chancellor of the Exchequer; Sir Thomas Chicheley, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster; Sir William Temple, bart.; Sir Leoline Jenkins, kt.; Edward Seymour and Sidney Godolphin. King's Warrant Book IX, pp. 353–4.
July 28. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to grant to Henry Sidney, his heirs and assigns, all those adventure lands or fen grounds within the Level of the fens called Bedford Level in a fen there called Byall Fen containing 500 acres and late belonging to Algernon Sidney, attainted of high treason: and also of all the adventure lands and fen grounds and other lands within the Level of the fens belonging to the said Algernon Sidney at the time of his treason committed or at any time afterwards: and also all the debts owing to the said Algernon Sidney at the time of his conviction and all the securities for the same: and also all his goods, chattels and personal estate at the time of said conviction: to hold all the premises to him the said Henry Sidney, his heirs and assigns for ever without any rent to the Crown and to his and their proper benefit and behoof. King's Warrant Book IX, p. 355.
Royal sign manual for 1,000l. to Henry Griffith, without account: to be employed towards providing livery cloaths for the Queen's servants: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of June 30 last. (Money warrant dated July 30 hereon. Money order dated July 21 [sic, erratum for July 31] hereon.) Ibid, p. 356. Money Book V, p. 24. Order Book XXXIX, p. 174.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to release to Letitia, the wife of Walter Kennedy, and her sister Catherine, the wife of Robert Haldanby (the said sisters being co-heiresses of Robert Knollis, esq. deceased, who was the son and heir of William Knollis, deceased, who was the son and heir of William Knollis, deceased, who was the son and heir of Sir Robert Knollis, kt., so that the said sisters are heirs general of the said Sir Robert) and also Thomas Cheyne, Richard Stevens and Adam Springall, their heirs and assigns and Richard Stevens and Robert Brereton, gent., their heirs and assigns and all other persons in possession of the premises as follow or entitled thereto by mortgage as follows or in any other way, of and from the proviso and covenant contained in the patent of 1642, May 17, as below, which regranted to said Sir Robert the premises granted to him by the letters patent dated 1631, June 28, which latter granted to the said Sir Robert Knollis the manor of Rotherfield Greys, co. Oxford, and the park or inclosed land called Greys Park, co. Oxford, and the messuage, 48 acres and the fishing in the Thames in Rotherfield Greys, then late in the tenure of John Russell and divers other things, all at the rental of 6s. 8d. per an. By deed dated 1633–4, Feb. 10, the said Sir Robert surrendered the premises into the hands of the King and thereupon by patent dated 1633–4, Mar., the King re-granted same to him and his heirs male with remainder to Fra. Knollis, his brother and his heirs male and with remainder thereafter to Sir Francis Knollis, uncle to the said Sir Robert and his heirs male, "with the reversion thereof in fee to the Crown," and at the rent of 6s. 8d. per an. By other letters patent dated 1642, May 17, the King granted to the said Sir Robert the Crown's reversion in the said manor and park and their appurtenances under a proviso and covenant that said Sir Robert should make a jointure of the said manor or some part thereof for his son's wife before the then ensuing Michaelmas, and within one month thereafter would restore, convey and assure to the Crown the said reversion in as beneficial a manner as the Crown before had the same, excepting the said jointure and estate to his said son, being the arrangement as petitioned for by said Sir Robert in order to enable him to make a jointure to his said son's wife. After this last mentioned grant the said Sir Robert suffered a common recovery of the premises and barred all the abovesaid remainders in tail and the estate is incumbered with a mortgage for 7,000l. and is appointed to be sold for payment of that and other debts mentioned in a decree lately made in Chancery. By reason of doubts which may be made by purchasers by reason of the said proviso and covenant for restoration of the reversion to the Crown, the said Letitia and Katherine have prayed for a release thereof and for a grant to them of the Crown's reversion in the said manor and park: which prayer the King is pleased to grant by reason that there are at least five of the issue male now in being, which would be inheritable in tail in case the same had never been barred and also a probability of many more and by reason also that by the said decree the said estate was ordered to be divided into two equal parts and that on payment of the said mortgage the said Letitia's moiety should be conveyed to trustees for her, to the end her husband may have no power thereof until he should first make a settlement of his own estate suitable to her fortune; and the other moiety [should be] to the said Robert Haldanby and his said wife; "and that by the appointment of them the said Robert and Katherine divers messuages, lands and tenements, parcel of the premises, being the share and purparty of the said Katherine, are conveyed to Thomas Cheyne, gent., Richard Stevens, esq., and Adam Springall and their heirs and the other part or purparty is as we are informed by fine and otherwise conveyed by the trustees of the mortgagee to Richard Stevens and Robert Brereton and their heirs." The present release is to be not only of the said proviso and covenant, but also of all breaches and forfeitures relating thereto and is likewise to contain a grant and confirmation to the said Letitia, Robert and Katherine Haldanby, Thomas Cheyne etc. and their heirs of the said manor and park and premises and the abovesaid reversions and all the Crown's estate therein and right of action relating thereto by reason of the breach of said proviso and covenant: all to hold for ever at the rent of 6s. 8d. but subject to the performance of the said decree in Chancery. King's Warrant Book IX, pp. 356–8.
July 28. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to create and erect an office of Inspection, Examination and Comptrol of all accounts of the revenue arising upon Hearthmoney and Stoves to the end the King may not be defrauded therein and may know the true value of that revenue and how it arises: and to grant the said office to Charles Dering, esq., with full power to inspect and comptrol all the books, entries and accounts of the Commissioners, Receivers, Cashiers, collectors etc. employed in the said revenue: all with the salary of 200l. per an. for himself and 120l. for two clerks to be constantly employed under him: to be payable quarterly, the first payment at Michaelmas next. The said Comptroller General is from time to time to give accounts to the Treasury Lords of the produce of said revenue when required, and weekly certificates of the receipts and payments thereof; and to observe the orders and instructions of the said Treasury Lords. King's Warrant Book IX. p. 365.
Royal sign manual for 430l. 4s. 9d. to Thomas Ducke, without account: being for 4 per cent. gratuity on moneys by him lent to the King, which allowance is comprehended in an account made up from Jan. 7 last to June 18 by Auditor William Aldworth and allowed by the Treasury Lords the 2nd inst., see supra, p. 1226. To be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of June 30 last. (Money warrant dated Aug. 7 for 434l. 4s. 9d. hereon. Money order dated Aug. 27 for 434l. 4s. 9d. hereon.) Ibid, p. 367. Money Book V, p. 33. Order Book XXXIX, p. 182.
Same for 219l. 13s. 4d. to Anthony Sturt, senr., and Anthony Sturt, junr., without account: being for 2 per cent. gratuity on the 20,000l. which they lent to the King: which allowance is comprehended in an account etc. ut supra, p. 1244. (Money warrant dated Aug. 7 hereon. Money order dated Aug. 27 hereon.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 367. Money Book V, p. 34. Order Book XXXIX, p. 183.
July 29. Treasury order to Thomas Hall to examine the sufficiency of the sureties proposed by Hugh Chudleigh as deputy to Symon Clifford, one of the four Tellers of the Exchequer in succession to Sir George Downing, deceased. Reference Book II, p. 61.
Prefixing: said Chudleigh's petition proposing his said sureties, viz. himself, Lady Clifford, Sir Symon Leach, Sir Thomas Berry, John Courtney, John Strode and Charles Morgan. (Total bond, 7,300l.)
Treasury reference to William Hewer of the petition of William Smith, late Mayor of Tangier, for 193l. 17s. 9d. for disbursements by him for his Majesty's service at Tangier. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of John Eccles, conductor of women and children from Tangier, praying 20l. for disbursements and an allowance for 6 months' pains. Ibid.
July 29 Treasury reference to William Hewer of Edward Cheston's petition for 25l. 16s. 0d. due to him out of the public moneys of Tangier in said Hewer's hands. Reference Book II, p. 61.
Same to same of the petition of Hanah Ridings, widow of Peter Ridings, gunner, praying, in her miserable condition, for the arrears of her husband's pay of 12d. a day from 1682, April 1, to 1684 [? April] 28, he having been drawn out for Tangier and there received many wounds, languished and died. Ibid, p. 62.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of the city and county of the city of Chester. The referee is to certify the value of the premises [as below] and what term Col. Whitley has in the same. Ibid.
Prefixing: (a) said petition shewing that by quo warranto lately brought against the city the King had seized their privileges into his own hands: therefore praying a new charter with such restrictions and limitations as should seem most meet to his Majesty: said petition being signed by Ma. Anderton and 23 more of the grand jury and by T. Grosvenor and Edw. Lutwiche, Justices of the Peace of said city. (b) Reference dated Whitehall, May 7 last, from the King to Sir Rob. Sawyer, Attorney General, of said petition and the accompanying paper of heads offered for a new charter. (c) Report by said Sawyer, dated June 20. As altered I consider the petition and paper of heads to be proper heads for the new charter. The grant of St. John's Hospital is wholly new and being part of the inheritance of the Crown it is proper the Treasury Lords be advised with thereon, who are the only persons entrusted to advise his Majesty in new grants of any part of his revenue. (d) Reference dated Windsor, July 14, from the King to the Treasury Lords thereof.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to permit the goods and horses of the Duke of Ormonde to be landed there Customs free. Out Letters (Ireland) IV, p. 71.
Same to Mr. Darcy and Mr. Benyon to provide forthwith a present to be sent to Muley Hamett by Capt. Gifford. Do not govern yourselves by the prices set down in the following estimate, but buy the present as reasonably as you can. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 397.
Enclosing: said estimate (40 yards of finest scarlet cloth at 30s. a yard; 20 yards of blue cloth at 25s.; 20 yards of coloured [cloth] with specks in it at 20s.; one pair of screwed pistols and holsters embroidered with gold on velvet, 10l.; one pair of screwed pocket pistols inlaid with gold, 5l.; a clock, 20l.; a gold watch, 20l.; 12 pieces of fine Cambric at 3l. Total, 200l.).
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver the things mentioned in (a) infra. (In the margin: cancelled 8 Feb., 1684–5.) Ibid.
Appending: (a) memorial in French shewing that three Spaniards came in the ship Marchant, of Magnus Messent, with their baggage, consisting of clothes, papers, books on mathematics etc. which goods are detained in the Custom House.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to pay Cha. Bush and John Linthorp, chirurgeons, 15l. 6s. 9d. Due to them on two free gift bills, viz. 10l. 9s. 2d. for the Swifstakes and 4l. 17s. 7d. for the Assurance. Ibid, p. 398.
July 29. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to restore Richard Butler, late surveyor of Plymouth, according to your report of the 24th inst. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 398.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to assign out of the Navy's weekly money in two week's instalments, the payment of 45l. 9s. 1d. to Mary Baker, widow of Capt. Jacob Baker, on three bills due to him for extraordinary necessary money. Ibid, pp. 398–9.
100l. to Barbara, widow of Capt. Isaac White, in part of what is due to him on Navy bills not post-poned: by four weekly instalments.
98l. 11s. 10d. to Capt. William Flawes, late commander of his Majesty's pink Prosperous, on a bill dated 1676–7, Jan. 15: by four weekly instalments.
45l. 10s. 8d. to John Boswood, purser of his Majesty's ship Rose, due to him on a Navy bill dated 1677, Dec. 22, for extra necessary money: by two weekly instalments.
22l. 9s. 9d. to Anne, relict of Thomas Wainwright, late chirurgeon of the King's ship Hunter: due to him on a bill dated 1680, June 21.
91l. 7s. 6d. to the executors of Alexander Curtis deceased, late purser of his Majesty's ship Monke, due to him on a Navy bill dated 1676, Oct. 30, for extra necessary money: by four weekly instalments.
5l. 16s. 0d. to Capt. David Lloyd for the extraordinary allowance of victuals to Mr. Dixy Hickman, a volunteer on board his Majesty's ship Dover, on a Navy bill dated 1680–1, Jan. 4.
Same to Mr. Hewer to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of many of the late inhabitants of Tangier "before you pay away any of the money that the petitioners are concerned in." Ibid, p. 399.
Same to same to report on the enclosed [missing], viz. the petition of the Staff Officers of the Garrison of Tangier; and the petition of Richard Slanning, Tho. Gressam, Richd. Wite and Jno. Baxter; and a note to Sir Jno. Ernle by Thomas Herne. Ibid, p. 400.
Same to the Customs Commissioners for the Customs officers at Chester to pass [Customs free] the goods and horses of the Duke of Ormonde in his return to the Government of Ireland. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Bridges. The Treasury Lords give you a month's leave to go into the country for the recovery of your health. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Charles Robertson as a tidesurveyor, London port loco John Tombs, lately dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) IX, p. 21.
Same to William Hewer to pay all such debts as shall be demanded of you from time to time by any of the inhabitants of Tangier as follows, The said inhabitants are to make it appear that they have the right to receive the said debets. Care is to be taken that what shall be paid on account of the debts due to them from the military officers be duly charged upon the account of the pay due to the said officers. The payments as herein are to be made out of the 1,050l. Ordered by the Treasury Lords to you for the present relief and necessities of the several inhabitants lately come from Tangier as for and towards the discharging of several debts that appear to be due to several of the said inhabitants, not exceeding 10l. in the whole to any one person, from the military officers borne upon the English establishment lately serving his Majesty at Tangier, as also from his Majesty for rent of quarters of several houses taken up and hired by the Governor for the use of the extraordinary forces sent thither in 1680; as appears by the account stated and adjusted at Tangier. Money Book V, p. 23.
July 30. Henry Guy to Mr. Hewer to detain in his hand the money payable to William Smith, for his houses at Tangier, until the claims of James Waring and other petitioners to the Treasury Lords are adjusted for moneys due to them for goods furnished by them to the Hospital at Tangier. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 400.
Same to Mr. Fox [Paymaster of the Forces] to pay Thomas Best 773l. 14s. 9d. towards furnishing clothes for Col. Kirke's Regiment; said sum to be deducted out of the off-reckonings of said Regiment. Ibid, p. 401.
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. 387, 388.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for Deptford and Woolwich yards for 1683, Lady day quarter 4,220
to ditto for the anchor smith at Deptford 500
to ditto for the Victuallers 1,000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 1,000
to the Lord President of the Privy Council 375
to the Lord Privy Seal 364
to Mr. Hewer for interest 1,000
to me [Guy] for secret service 300
(Same to the Customs Cashier, dated July 29, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week: said paper including the above eight 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 Alderman Duncombe in part of their debt; 500l. to Sir Benjamin Bathurst in part of his debt.)
Same to the Navy Commissioners to assign payment to Isaac Loader, anchor smith at Deptford, of the abovesaid 500l. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 400.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is directed to be paid into the Exchequer this week, viz.: Disposition Book II, pp. 388, 389.
to the Paymaster of the Forces 4,500
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,300
to Mr. Hornby for secret service 300
to ditto in part of his debt 500
to Sir John James and partners in part of their debt 500
(Same to the Excise Commissioners, dated July 29, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Excise cash for the present week, said paper including the abovesaid five items [payable out of the Excise money in the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable directly out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz. 1,000l. to Mr. Toll; 1,500l. to Col. Freind; 1,000l. toward the [Excise office salary] bill for last Lady day quarter.)
July 30. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Graydon (late a jerquer in London port) as examiner of the outport books loco Joseph Dawson, lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) IX, p. 21.
Money warrant for 45l. 12s. 6d. each to Benjamin Coling and Nathaniell Cox for one year to 1683, June 24, on their fee of 2s. 6d. a day as keepers of the Council chamber. Money Book V, p. 23.
Same for 10l. each to Henry Baldwyn, John Williams, Thomas Franklyn, John Hosey, John Eldred (Eldridge) deceased, Robert Emms, James Goodenough, James Taylor and Richard Jones, for one year each on their allowance as Groom Littermen to the King, viz. to 1679, Sept. 29, for Baldwyn, to 1678, Sept. 29, for Williams, Franklyn, Hosey and Eldred, and to 1682, Sept. 29, for Emms, Taylor, Goodenough and Jones. (Money orders dated July 31 hereon.) Ibid, p. 24. Order Book XXXIX, pp. 174–5.
Same for 20l. to the executors of Anne Jenkins, 10l. thereof as in full for the year ended 1671, June 24, and the remaining 10l. as in part of the year ended 1672, June 24, on her annuity or pension of 30l. per an. Money Book V, p. 25.
Same for 13l. 6s. 8d. to Walter Bridall for one year to 1671, Lady day, on his fee or salary as Clerk of the Jewel House. Ibid.
Same for 21l. 5s. 10d. to Richard Welbeck for 1¾ years to 1684, June 24, on his fee of 12l. 3s. 4d. per an. as keeper of his Majesty's stables at Reading. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to Auditor Tho. Done to allow the account of Philip Burton as follows of the moneys received and expended by him in the prosecution and defence of law suits and other matters relating to his Majesty's service between Michaelmas, 1680, and Michaelmas, 1682, and further to allow him 100l. for his extraordinary pains and care therein: we, the Treasury Lords, finding that the prosecutions named in the said account as also the letters patent and privy seals therein were made by him in pursuance of our direction, and he having sworn to his account before Chief Baron Montague. Ibid, pp. 26–7.
Prefixing: said Done's report, dated 1683, April 27, on said account. The charge in said account is 4,151l. 3s. 9d., the discharge is 5,260l. 17s. 10d., so that the accomptant, Burton, is in surplusage 1,109l. 14s. 1d. In order to the auditing of the account I required of the accomptant a sight of the Treasury directions for the several prosecutions "but he informs me that he did not take them out in writing but that the minutes are entered with Mr. Guy that do vouch the same. I likewise required receipts for the several sums of money by him expended in passing the great and privy seal through the several offices which he alleges is not usual nor was [such receipt] ever given to his predecessors by such officers." He has produced acquittances for his payments to Mr. Graham and Mr. Hardisty and Mr. Lloyd and likewise of his payments to Mr. Hall, Mr. Ward, Mr. Kylly, Mr. Buggins and other attorney bills; and of the charges of obtaining and dispensing [sic for dispersing] briefs within the several dioceses of England and Wales for the relief of the French Protestants; and of the charges and expenses of entertaining the several juries after the "trials [? were] over [?_and] for Dr. [? draft] of Breviatts and transcribing them in the several causes"; and of the charges and expenses of witnesses attending the assizes at Yorks, Oxford and other places; and of rent paid to the marshal of the King's Bench for rent of Mr. Baines' chamber. But he has produced no acquittances for fees by him paid to Counsel, fees at the Exchequer and Treasury Chambers, for coach hire and boat hire and the juries' expenses in attending the several trials; he alleging that it is not usual to give acquittances in such cases.
July 30. The like warrant for the allowance of said Burton's like account for the year 1682, Michaelmas term to 1683, Michaelmas term. Money Book V, pp. 27–8.
Prefixing: like report by said Done dated 1684, April 22. The charge on the accomptant is 5,230l. 12s. 11 12d., the discharge is 6,200l. 4s. 4d., leaving the accomptant in surplus 969l. 11s. 4½d. The payments unvouched for are as above, but acquittances are produced for the payments to Mr. Graham, Mr. Loder, Mr. Dowle, Mr. Pengry and Mr. Farthing for breviating the several causes, the charges and expenses of witnesses at the assizes and to FitzGerrard's creditors.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Mytton for a grant to his son Thomas Mytton of the place of Comptroller of Hull port, void by the death of Capt. Thornton; his said son being aged 25 and bred for the law: and for Mr. Hugh Mason (who has been deputy for many years to said Thornton) to be admitted deputy till Thomas Mytton be fully qualified. Reference Book II, p. 63.
Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of a lease to Henry, Duke of Norfolk, of a piece of land containing 100 acres in the parish of Bray: all for 31 years at the rent of 26s. 8d. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 400.
For the warrant concerning Lord Grey's estate, see supra, p. 1193. Ibid, p. 401.
Privy seal for an allowance after the rate of 600l. per an. to Sir John Witham, bart., who, in the absence of Sir Richard Dutton, Governor in Chief of Barbados, has commanded in chief there from 1683, May 1. The said allowance (which is the moiety of the salary of the said Chief Governor) is to commence from said 1683, May 1, and to continue so long as said Witham shall remain Lieut.-Gov. of said island, in the absence of the Chief Governor. The present privy seal is by virtue of the royal sign manual of 1682, Dec. 10, which ordered such moiety allowance to the Lieut.-Gov. in the absence of the Chief Governor. The remaining 600l. per an. moiety of said salary to the Chief Governor is hereby to be paid to said Dutton by virtue of the privy seal of 1680, Nov. 17, so long as he shall be absent from said government. The said payments to be made out of the Four and a Half per cent. duty in Barbados. Further there is hereby to be paid to said Dutton out of said revenue 100l. without account for providing accommodation for his retinue and baggage upon his return to the said Government. (Royal warrant dated July 17 for said privy seal.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 340.
July 31. Privy seal for a yearly salary or allowance of 380l. to John Erlisman, whom the King has appointed to be consul at Algiers: same to commence from June 24 last and to be paid quarterly, the first payment at Michaelmas next. (Royal warrant dated July 28 for said privy seal.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 353.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the 1,500l. directed the 22nd inst. to be reserved for the Treasury Lords' disposal, viz., 20l. to Mr. Jenkins; 91l. 5s. 0d. to Mr. Coleing and Mr. Cox; 13l. 6s. 8d. to Mr. Bridall, Clerk of the Jewel House; 21l. 5s. 10d. to Mr. Welbeck; 82l. 2s. 6d. to the Grooms of the Great Chamber to the Queen; 90l. to the nine Groom Littermen; 1,028l. 3s. 4d. to the Treasurer of the Chamber. Disposition Book II, p. 389.
Same to the Treasurer of the Chamber to pay as follows the abovesaid 1,028l. 3s. 4d., viz.: Ibid.
l. s. d.
to the Officers of the Removing Wardrobe for half a year 370 16 8
Mr. Coleing and Mr. Cox on bills 30 0 0
Mr. John Cox, their deputy, on bills 23 6 8
to officers of the Jewel House 158 8 4
to [the King's] footmen 220 0 0
to George Glasbrooke 60 16 8
to the Grooms of the Great Chamber to the King and Queen 164 5 0
£1,028 3 4
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit the export to Ireland, Customs free, of the following goods, being for the use of the Troop of Dragoons under Capt. William Hamilton in Ireland. Out Letters (Customs) IX, pp. 21–2.
Appending: schedule of said goods (60 swords, 60 set of brass plates for fuses etc.; two coats for patterns, one a blue laced coat lined with red for the officers, the other a plain red coat with worsted loops lined with white for the private men; one blue cloak lined with red for a pattern; velvet embroidered saddles for the officers; two belts for patterns, one made up with gold galloon, the other stitched; two Dragoon caps, one of blue velvet lined with fur, the other blue cloth lined with red).
Same to same to permit the export, Customs free, of goods as follows, being presents for the Dey of Algiers and the Alcade of Alcazar. Ibid, pp. 22–4.
Appending: (a) particulars certified by Mar. Darcy and Geo. Benyon [of the Office of the Great Wardrobe] and dated July 29, of the said present to the Dey of Algiers (viz. fine cherry colour broad cloth in grain, fine Spanish cloth, cinnamon colour, fine violet colour broad cloth in grain, fine Nephtee broad cloth, fine white Spanish broad cloth, rich Bow-dye serge, fine deep blue broad cloth, rich scarlet ell-broad serge richly tilletted, gold and silver rich brocade, two pairs of saddle pistols with screwed barrels richly adorned with silver and gilt with holsters, shanks and caps of green velvet embroidered with gold and green fringes with cases and moulds; two pairs of very fine pocket pistols with screwed barrels and cases and moulds).
(b) Particulars of the present to the Alcade of Alcazar (including fine milled sky coloured broad cloth, fine thick white broad cloth, fine double milled scarlet, fine speckled Spanish cloth; two dozen of rich whips with handles of agate, silver gilt, shagreen, ivory inlaid etc.; 12 pair of fine mixed stockings half silk and worsted, the other half all worsted; amber gloves richly perfumed; a large tortoise shell twizzers studded with silver, 24 drums).
July 31. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver a seizure of 40l. belonging to Widow Broadbeare, which was seized at Bristol by Mr. Whittle, a Customs officer there, for being shipped for transport beyond seas. Out Letters (Customs) IX, p. 24.
Henry Guy to Sir Tho. Player, enclosing the report of the 29th inst. [missing] from the Auditors of Imprests. You are forthwith to send them your accounts for disbanding the late Army because the rest of the Commissioners cannot be charged with the money by them received until your account be brought in. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 401.
Same to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Navy Treasurer]. Send to the Treasury Lords with all speed the Navy certificates that are wanting to this day. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General. I return your report on the Earl of Ranelagh's petition praying to be discharged of his [Irish revenue] undertaking and of the 24,000l. bonds relating thereto. Explain that part of your report in which you say that if petitioner be discharged it will lessen the King's security and obstruct the speedy levying of the debt for [sic for from] the other persons concerned. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox [Paymaster of the Forces] to pay to William Hewer, Treasurer for the affairs of Tangier, 51l. 2s. 6d., whereof 20l. is intended for John Eccles, gunner and conductor of the women and children transported from Tangier to Pendennis (which sum is to be placed to the account of Pendennis [garrison]) and the remaining 31l. 2s. 6d. is for discharging Richard Stanning, Tho. Gresham, John Baxter and Richard Wise, four soldiers come from Tangier. Ibid, p. 402.
Same to said Hewer to examine the accounts of Mr. Smith, late Mayor of Tangier, and also the account of all others that have furnished provisions to the King's late Hospital at Tangier: and to certify whether in making up their accounts they have observed the directions herein of the Committee for the Affairs of Tangier. Ibid.
July 31. Henry Guy to Mr. Gascoigne. The Treasury Lords are informed by Capt. Tuite that the Commissioners for Defective Titles, Ireland, have made an agreement with one Savage for part of the estate lately granted to him by patent. The said Tuite desired my Lords to write into Ireland to stop any grants to the said Savage or any other pretender to the estate decreed to Sir James Tuite. My Lords intend to move the King for his direction herein on Sunday next, and meanwhile think that the Duke of Ormonde should write into Ireland to stop the said grant till the King's pleasure be known. Please acquaint the Duke with this. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 402.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to the Treasury Lords the state of the ship Royal Oak, bound from Antigua to London, which was forced to put into Limerick for victuals and repairs and has been detained there for three months by the Customs officers on a demand for Customs on her lading; as is represented by Samuel Billing. Ibid.
[?] The Treasury Lords to the sheriffs of Bristol. We hear that process of Pipe is directed to you against many Recusants in Bristol, both such as are poor and such as are rich and wilfully obstinate. We enclose a list of such as we are informed are wealthy and most obstinate, on whom only we desire such process at present to be served. In execution thereof you please take the advice of the Mayor and Town Clerk of Bristol. Ibid, p. 403.
Appending: a list of names to be prosecuted for their Recusancy being convicted and process sent against them to Bristol, being wealthy and obstinate persons, viz.: Thomas Jordan; William Burges, grocer; William Burges, draper; Thomas Dapwell; Henry Davis, haberdasher; Edward Bright, apothecary; Thomas Goldney, grocer; Philip Read, apothecary; Jeremy Holwey; Peter Young, soapboiler; Daniell Guilliam, mariner; Edward Perrin, merchant; Anne Backwell, widow; Nathaniell Day, hosier; Samuel Clarke, merchant; Jeremy Courtney, baker; William Dawson; Thomas Scrope, merchant; Joseph Jaxon; Samuel Hunt, distiller; Richard Yate, merchant; John Gregory, scrivener; Henry Syms; Richard Marsh.
July 31. Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of the Earl of Gainsborough for liberty to convey water from the springs in his manor of Hampstead to London and Westminster etc. ut supra, p. 1188. The Attorney General is of opinion leave may be granted petitioner to lay pipes in and through your Majesty's ground, highways and streets "so as no damage be done to the pipes already laid for conveying to, in and through the streets of the city, suburbs and places adjacent." We think that care should be taken (1) that the patentee shall not prejudice the pipes or any other conveyances of water already laid by any former patentees of the like nature. (2) that he shall not lay pipes or make works in any private ground without a previous contract with the proper owner. (3) That there be a rent reserved to the Crown of not more than a third of the clear yearly profit of the works. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 402.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take the securities of Hugh Chudleigh as deputy to Simon Clifford, esq., who has succeeded Sir George Downing, deceased, as one of the Four Tellers of the Exchequer; said securities being himself, Elizabeth Lady Clifford, Baroness of Chudleigh, Sir Simon Leach of Chudleigh, co. Devon, Sir Thomas Berry of Northam, co. Devon, kt., John Courtney of Molland, co. Devon, John Strode of Chamington, co. Dorset, Charles Morgan, of St. Martins in the Fields, co. Midd. Total bond, 7,300l. A dedimus is to be issued to the following persons to take the said securities in the country, viz., Sir Henry Carew, bart., James Clifford, John Cosh, Thomas Hart, William Frier, Daniell Vinecomb, John Score and Thomas Newberry. Ibid, pp. 403–4.
July 31. Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of Mary Lady Gray, on behalf of herself and her daughter. Petitioner finding herself and her child involved in the ruin of her husband Ford, Lord Grey prays a confirmation from the King of an annuity of 1,000l. per an. settled on her in Dec. last by her said husband and also [prays a grant of] the said Lord's personal estate which is very inconsiderable and that she may freely enjoy his house in the Charterhouse during her life, she having no house to live in; and also that Mr. Ralph Gray, brother to the said Lord (whose petition now lies before the Treasury Lords) may have leave to settle and secure out of the said Lord's real estate a portion of 10,000l. for his niece, petitioner's daughter, as also a competent maintenance until such portion be paid, and with a view thereto that the said Ralph Gray may have such a bargain in the [said] real estate as may the better enable him to pay such portion or maintenance and failing an agreement between said Ralph Grey and the Treasury Lords that then such portion may be settled on her by the Treasury Lords as the King shall appoint. Reference Book II, pp. 63–4.
Prefixing: (a) said petition; (b) reference dated Whitehall, 1683, Oct. 2, from the King to the Treasury Lords thereof.
Same to Mr. Hewer [Treasurer for the affairs of the late Garrison of Tangier] and [Auditor] Aldworth of the accounts as follow of Alderman Sturt. Ibid, pp. 64–6.
Prefixing. (a) account for 1678, Sept. 30, to 1681, Aug. 1, of Alderman Sturt and partner, contractors for victualling Tangier garrison.
Charge l. s. d.
money received of Samuel Pepys 46,665 7
due for provisions by them issued to the said garrison 54,386 4
surplus 7,720 16 10¾
interest craved for money due within the time abovesaid for victuals issued 1,378 14 5
due to the said contractors £9,099 11
(b) The like account for the period 1681, Aug. 2, to 1683, April 2.
Charge. l. s. d. l. s. d.
money received from William Hewer, Treasurer for Tangier 32,284 4
Discharge. l. s. d. l. s. d.
balance on preceding account 9,099 11
provisions issued [within the time of this accompt] 50,031 17
  59,131 8 9
surplusage 26,847 4
interest craved ut supra 1,387 15 6
due to the said contractors £28,235 0
(c) The like account for the period 1683, April 2, to 1683–4, Feb. 5, together with the account "of money grown due for victuals shippt for and issued to the said garrison within the time aforesaid, computed to the 1st of May, 1684."
Charge. l. s. d. l. s. d.
money received of Mr. Hewer 12,406 2 0
money and provisions received for making good the standing magazine 7,325 9 0
  19,731 11 0
balance of preceding account 28,235 0
provisions issued to the garrison 29,427 4
  57,662 5 0
surplusage to 1683–4, Feb. 5 37,930 14 0
interest craved ut supra 1,479 2 9
total debt remaining due to the contractors £39,409 16 9
July 31. Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, enclosing the memorial of the Dutch ambassador for restoration of 179l. 13s. 10d. received for [Custom of] goods unladen by necessity and afterwards reshipped; also Peter Cransborough's affidavit and the opinion of the Attorney General (England) on the matter. The said Attorney General thinks that no subsidy or Excise is payable for those goods by law. Report hereon to the Treasury Lords so that they, in turn, can report thereon to the King. Out Letters (Ireland) IV, p. 71.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of Wentworth, Earl of Roscommon for the forfeited estate of Capt. Thomas Walcott, lately attainted and executed for high treason. Inquisitions have been taken in Ireland to find said Walcot's estate, which are hereunto annexed [missing] by which it is found that he died seized or possessed in fee and otherwise of some thousands of acres in cos. Clare and Limerick and Limerick city, and of a stock of cattle in co. Clare which the sheriff there has taken into his hands. If your Majesty gratify petitioner's request we have nothing to object thereto. Ibid, p. 72.
Prefixing: (a) said petition for said estate in accordance with a promise given to petitioner by the King; the Commission for Defective Titles in Ireland seeming "by some general words to obstruct your Majesty's said gracious inclinations towards your petitioner." (b) Reference dated Windsor, May 10 last, to the Treasury Lords from the King, "being graciously pleased to gratify the honourable petitioner in his request."
July 31. Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of the Earl of Abercorn concerning the delays in the passing of his patent. We propose that the Lord Chancellor of Ireland be directed by royal letter to show your Majesty his reasons for not passing petitioner's patent under the great seal [of Ireland] and to take care that the reversionary estate intended to be passed to petitioner by said patent be not granted to any other until your pleasure herein be known. Out Letters (Ireland) IV, pp. 73–4.
Prefixing: (a) said petition shewing that after the said patent had passed all the offices and the Lord Chancellor had signed the Recepi, he deferred sealing it for some time during which the late Commission of Grace [for Defective Titles in Ireland] was opened and then the said Chancellor proposed it as necessary to have the King's further pleasure therein as to whether said patent to petitioner was not designed to be stopped by the said Commission of Grace. (b) Reference dated Windsor, June 30 last, from the King to the Treasury Lords of said petition.
Same to same from same of the petition of Hugh, Earl of Mount Alexander, for a patent to be passed him of his lands in Ireland in accordance with a copy of the certificate, the original being lost. We have nothing to object thereto. Ibid, pp. 74–5.
Prefixing: (a) said petition, shewing that the late Commissioners for the Acts of Settlement and Explanation adjudged to petitioner and his heirs and assigns for ever several forfeited lands, tenements and hereditaments in cos. Waterford, Limerick and Queen's county, and did grant a certificate thereof dated 1667–8, Jan. 2, signed by [Sir] Edward Smith, [Sir] Edward Dering, [Sir] Allen Broderick, William [sic for Sir Winston] Churchill and [Col.] Edward Cooke, which certificate is entered in the Auditor General's Office, Ireland; and the Crown rents thereby payable have been put in charge and constantly paid into the Treasury of Ireland from the time of petitioner's passing such certificate. But said certificate is lost so that petitioner could not hitherto pass his patent for said lands. Prays that a patent may be passed on a copy of the original certificate out of the said Auditor's Office. (b) Reference dated Windsor, May 13 last, from the King to the Treasury Lords of said petition.
Same to same from same on the petition of Thomas, Earl of Sussex, praying that the 20,000l. with interest promised as his wife's marriage portion may be placed [secured] on the 5,000l. per an. quit rents [formerly granted for a period to the Duke of Ormonde] in Ireland after such grants as are now placed thereon shall be satisfied. We find that the assignments on said fund are as follows, (1) in the Irish establishment commencing 1676, Mar. 25,5,000l. per an. to the said Duke of Ormonde [settled by the patent of 1679 [sic erratum for 1669], Aug. 2, see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. III, pp. 320–1) until satisfaction of what was due to him by his contract with your Majesty: (2) by royal patent of 28 Car. II. (1675–6, Mar. 23) 6,000l. to Col. Lane's daughters after satisfaction of the Duke of Ormonde's claim; [then] 8,888l. to Lawrence Hyde, now Earl of Rochester; [then] 3,000l. to Sir Timo. Tirrell; [then] 8,000l. to the Earl of Orrery, or in all 25,888l. These sums will not be satisfied until Michaelmas, 1685. (3) By patent dated 1683–4, Jan. 12, 21,000l. is ordered to be paid out of the said quit rents [whereby said quit rents] are fully charged until 1689, Michaelmas. There have been some suspensions made by your Majesty's order as well of the payments out of the said quit rents as of divers other payments on the [Irish] establishment. The said quit will [therefore] be anticipated for about 10 or 11 years to come if the whole of the Earl of Sussex's 20,000l. be laid upon it. Some portion of the said 20,000l. has been already paid by other means which will by so much diminish the anticipation on said fund. As for the interest on said 20,000l. the same has been constantly paid on another fund here in England. (In the margin: [this report is] cancelled 1684–5, Mar. 8.) Ibid, pp. 75–8.
Prefixing: (a) said Earl of Sussex's petition as above. Said 20,000l. was promised by your Majesty "as a marriage portion with your Majesty's naturall daughter Ann, now Countess of Sussex," and petitioner has as yet received no satisfaction for same. Therefore prays it may be charged as above. (b) Reference dated Whitehall, 1680–1, Feb. 1, to the Duke of Ormonde from the King "being graciously disposed to gratify petitioner in his suit." (c) Reference dated 1680–1, Feb. 28, from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to the Auditor General of Ireland of said petition. (d) Report by Ri. Chappell, Deputy Auditor General, Ireland, dated 1680–1, Mar. 8, detailing the anticipations Nos. 1 and 2, as above, on said fund of quit rents. Out of the 1680, Michaelmas half year's gale of said fund debentures for 441l. 4s. 0d. were issued to the Duke of Ormonde in full satisfaction of what was due to him and debentures for the remaining 2,058l. 16s. 0d. were issued to Col. Lane's daughters in part of their 6,000l. So that there remains due 3,941l. 4s. 0d. to Col. Lane's daughters, 8,888l. to Lawrence Hyde, 3,000l. to Sir Timo. Tirrell and 8,000l. to the Earl of Orrery. By order in Council dated 1680, Nov. 8, the said 5,000l. per an. is suspended for one year from date hereof [sic for thereof]. (e) Report dated 1681, April 12, from the Duke of Ormonde to the King, transmitting the abovesaid Deputy Auditor's report. At present the said fund of 5,000l. per an. is applied to the necessary uses of the government by the above direction for one year, the charge [of the government] much exceeding the revenue. (f) Reference dated Whitehall, 1682, Nov. 24, from the King to the Treasury Lords of said petition and reports ut supra.