Entry Book: August 1684, 1-5

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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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August 1684

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Aug 1. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Doughty, late collector of Yarmouth port, shewing that he is charged with an arrear of 5,194l. 8s. 4½d., his estate is seized and himself in custody. Prays pardon for the remaining debt, he having paid above 2,000l. since he has been in custody; and has a certificate signed in his behalf by several Deputy Lieutenants and Justices of Peace of co. Norfolk. Reference Book II, p. 69.
Aug. 4. Two royal sign manuals for respectively 500l. and 300l. 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 Aug. 6 hereon. Two money orders dated Aug. 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 364. Money Book V, p. 29. Order Book XXXIX, pp. 175–6.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to constitute Thomas Neale, Charles Duncombe and James Hoare as Commissioners to execute the office of Master and Worker of the Mint from the execution of which office Henry Slingsby was and still is suspended. The herein present commission is in place of the commission formerly granted to Sir John (then John) Buckworth, Charles Duncombe and James Hoare, and is to be with the like powers. King's Warrant Book IX, p. 368.
Same to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and the Earl of Orrery, Deputy Governor there, for a great seal for a grant of an annuity of 550l. per an. to Thomas Sheridan, during pleasure: to commence from 1682, Dec. 25, and to be paid as the temporary payments on the establishment of Ireland are usually paid. Forthwith upon the passing thereof Sheridan is to be paid so much as he should have received if the patent as herein had been actually passed on the 25th Dec., 1683: it being the King's intention that said Sheridan should have the same benefit of the said 550l. per an. in Ireland as he should have had of the pension of 500l. per an. in England granted him from the said date of 1682, Dec. 25, which said 500l. pension is to this day wholly in arrear and unpaid, wherefore said Sheridan has lately prayed for a grant of this 550l. per an. in Ireland in place of the said 500l. per an. in England. The grant as herein is to give him the full benefit of the King's grace and bounty hereby intended without any defalcation, abatement, postponing, stop or hindrance whatsoever. Out Letters (Ireland) IV, pp. 78–80.
Aug. 5. Money warrant for one year each to the officers of the Works on the respective fees and to the respective dates as follow, viz, Sir Christopher Wren 45l. 12s. 6d. to 1681, Lady day, as Surveyor General; the executors of Hugh May 27l. 7s. 6d. to 1680, Aug. 14, as late Comptroller; Philip Packer 36l. 10s. 0d. to 1681, June 24, as Paymaster; the executors of Arthur Haughton 12l. 3s. 4d. to 1677, Sept. 29, as late Purveyor; William Dickinson 66l. 13s. 4d. to 1674, Lady day, as Chief Clerk; Thomas Wise 18l. 5s. 0d. to 1682, Dec. 6, as Master Mason; the executors of Richard Rider 9l. 2s. 6d. for half a year to 1680, Sept. 29, as late Master Carpenter; Mathew Bancks 9l. 2s. 6d. for half a year to 1683, Sept. 29, as present same; the executors of Thomas Kirwood 18l. 5s. 0d. to 1677, Christmas, and 18l. 5s. 0d. to 1680, Sept. 29, and 16l. 2s. 6d. for livery due 1676, Christmas, all as late Master Joiner; Henry Phillips 27l. 7s. 6d. to 1676, Sept. 29, as Master Carver; Charles Atherton 18l. 5s. 0d. to 1681, Nov. 29, as Serjeant Plumber; the executors of John Ireland 18l. 5s. 0d. to 1682, June 24, as Master Glazier, and 24s. for one year to same date for his livery; John Grove 18l. 5s. 0d. to 1681, May 4, as Master Plaisterer; Maurice Emmitt 18l. 5s. 0d. to 1682, April 7, as Master Bricklayer; Alexander White 18l. 5s. 0d. to 1676, June 24, as plumber at Windsor. (Total, 397l. 5s. 8d.) Money Book V, p. 30.
Aug. 5. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the memorial of James de Cartereri, a late inhabitant of Tangier, praying liberty to ship out, Customs free, those goods he brought from Tangier. Reference Book II, p. 66.
Henry Guy to the Governors of the Chest at Chatham to take care that the pension of 20 nobles per an. to Thomas Deane, one of the pensioners, payable out of said chest, be paid to Deane himself, as some person is pretending to receive same by virtue of a forged assignment. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 404.
Same to the Solicitor General, enclosing a letter [missing] from Fran. Cleaver to the Excise Commissioners, dated Carlisle, July 23 ult., concerning oppositions in the collection of the Excise in Cumberland. Report the best way of prosecuting the offenders. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer, enclosing a letter [missing] from the Lord Deputy of Ireland to the Treasury Lords dated July 18 ult. Return my Lords your opinion thereon. Ibid.
Same to the late Managers [Farmers] of the Hearth-money. The Treasury Lords have this afternoon received from Auditor Aldworth an account of the produce of the hearthmoney for the seven half years of your management. He has not received any books by which he can proceed with the next half year. Hasten the said books to him as the King expects a speedy state of that revenue for the whole five years of your management. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General, enclosing the paper [missing] concerning the Mayor and Recorder of Romsey. Report your opinion thereon. Ibid, p. 405.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to report on the enclosed letter [missing] dated Port Royal, Jamaica, May 9 last, from Mr. Meverell to the Treasury Lords and relating to the ship St. Thomas. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, enclosing the petition of Nicholas White et al. for the re-hearing of a cause of theirs in Ireland. Report to us your opinion thereon. Out Letters (Ireland) IV, pp. 80–3.
Appending: (a) said petition of Nicholas White, Stephen Deane and Redmond Fitz Gerald, shewing that said White three years since at Maryland in America, freighted a ship called the Warewell, of London, with Virginia and "that country" [Maryland] tobacco, and gave bond in 1,000l. that said ship should carry her lading to England and return a certificate thereof to the office at Maryland: that said ship was forced by weather to put in to the port of Galway in Ireland, and anchored 28 days before she could repair, but neverthelesss did not break bulk nor had any intention of unlading. Yet the Customs and Excise officers forced open said ship, hoysed the master out into a boat and took away the said tobacco, being 300 hogsheads, and put it into the warehouse, where it being detained six months, petitioners were forced to give bonds for 497l. to Edward Richbell, Treasurer for the [Irish Revenue Farmers], for payment of the duties thereon. By reason hereof petitioners' [said Plantation bond became forfeit and White's] estate in Maryland is seized and under confiscation, being to the value of 800l. On their complaining the Irish Revenue Farmers arrested them and brought six actions in the Exchequer, Ireland, against them, whereupon petitioners preferred a bill in Chancery against Richbell. At the trial it was made evident to the Court how in the like case decree was obtained by one Walter Athey, merchant, against Joseph Deane and the rest of the late Farmers [of the Customs of Ireland] by which he was relieved from several bonds payable by him. Yet for want of proof that carpenters were working on the vessel petitioners' case was lost and thereupon said White was taken upon execution for 1,055l. 17s. 9d., being the penalty of said bonds, and lay in execution for the same and all his creditors seeing this usage likewise arrested petitioner [White]. The violence done to said ship prevented the payment of a halfpenny per 1b. due to the King by law in England. For several years past White has paid for inward and outward duty to the King in Ireland above 2,000l. per an. But in consequence of his confinement at Galway and Ross six vessels are haled up for want of employment and 24 seamen apprentices are idle. Therefore pray a re-hearing before the Privy Council, Ireland, in order "that this matter which depends upon a new law may be the better understood." Petitioner White lost two vessels lately laden from the West Indies and Maryland, and two other vessels in England.
(b) Reference dated Hampton Court, July 11 last, from the King to the Treasury Lords of said petition.