Entry Book: August 1684, 6-8

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August 1684

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Aug. 6. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Customs money as is directed to be paid into the Exchequer this week, viz.: Disposition Book II, pp. 390, 391.
  l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for Chatham and Sheerness yards 7,758 17 0
to ditto for Mr. Stephens for several sums furnished by order 263 15 9
to ditto for what falls short for payment of the men discharged at Portsmouth 198 10 6
to ditto for the Victuallers 1,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Roberts for Windsor Works 500 0 0
to ditto for Mr. Vario for the Chapter House 100 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 500 0 0
to be reserved for the Treasury Lords' disposal ("to be paid into the Exchequer towards the list") 1,392 0 0
  £12,713 3 3
(Same to Mr. Kent, the Customs Cashier, dated Aug. 5, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs for the present week, said paper including the abovesaid nine items [payable out of Customs money in the Exchequer] and the following item [payable directly out of the Customs Office on tallies] viz.: 2,000l. to Richard Kent and Alderman Duncombe in part of their debt.)
Aug. 6. Henry Guy 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.; Disposition Book II, pp. 390, 391.
  l. s. d.
to the Paymaster of the Forces 4,500 0 0
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,300 0 0
to Mr. Hornby for secret service 300 0 0
to ditto, toward his interest 837 1 4
to Sir John James and partners 500 0 0
to Mris. Eleanor Gwynne 250 0 0
to Sir Robert Vyner 200 0 0
to the Master of the Robes 1,500 0 0
(to be paid into the Exchequer) to be reserved for the Treasury Lord's disposal 1,500 0 0
  £10,887 1 4
(Same to the Excise Commissioners, dated Aug. 6, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Excise cash for the present week; said paper comprising the abovesaid nine items [payable out of Excise money in the Exchequer] and the following items [payable directly out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz.: 1,000l. to Mr. Toll; 1,000l. in further part of the [Excise Office salary] quarter bill due at Lady day last.)
Treasury warrant to William Hewer, Treasurer for the affairs of the late garrison of Tangier, to pay the arrears as follows to four soldiers lately come from Tangier. Care is to be taken to deduct payments already made to them by Treasury orders and moneys which they owe to their captains, and these men are to be put out of the muster rolls of their several Companies to prevent double payment when the rest of the Company comes to receive their arrears. The said soldiers are Thomas Gresham (of Col. Kirke's Company) 16s. due on the 7th pay, 9l. 18s. 0d. due for 792 days to 1684, May 31, at 3d. a day; deductions, 19s. 10d.; total arrears due, 9l. 14s. 2d. Richard Staning (Col. Kirke's Company), arrears for 792 days ut supra, 9l. 18s. 0d.; deductions, 1l. 9s. 10d.; total arrears, 8l. 8s. 2d. Richard Wise (Capt. Webster's Company), arrears for 603 days at 3d., 7l. 10s. 9d.; ditto for 189 days at 6d., 4l. 14s. 6d.; deductions, 4l. 11s. 0d.; total arrears, 7l. 15s. 4d. John Baxter (Capt. Webster's Company), arrears ut supra; deductions, 4l. 2s. 5d.; total arrears, 8l. 2s. 10d. Money Book V, pp. 29–30.
Treasury allowance of the account, as follows, of John Knight, senr., of the money by him received and paid for two presents intended by the King to be sent, one to the Alcade of Alcazar, the other to the Dey of Algiers. The balance of 13l. 5s. 3d. ut infra is hereby to be allowed to said John Knight for his pains herein. Ibid, pp. 31–2.
Prefixing: said account as stated by Auditor Aldworth.
Charge. l. s. d. l. s. d.
money received of Henry Guy by the hands of Robert Squibb 300 0 0
ditto, ditto 257 18 2
  557 18 2
the present ut supra, pp. 1261–2, to the Alcade of Alcazar
James Devereux, milliner, for 12 pair of large amber gloves for men 2 8 8
Richard Wheeler and William Churchill for 12 pair of large hose for men 4 18 6
Thomas Roberts for a large tortoise shell twizzers and two dozen whips 26 8 0
Nicholas Charleton, woollen draper, for various cloths 138 8 0
William Barnsley, packer 3 15 0
William Greening for 24 drums 33 12 0
  209 10 2
The present ut supra, pp. 1261–2 to the Dey of Algiers.
William Hookes, sadler, for two pair of embroidered holster caps 6 10 0
Matt. Howard, mercer, for 40 yards of rich gold and gold and silver brocard 100 0 0
Nicholas Charleton, woollen draper, for various cloths 195 6 0
Thomas Roberts for four pair of fine screwed pistols, two pair with silver caps and gilt with water gold 20 10 0
William Barnsley for packing 5 13 8
William Knight for disbursements 7 3 1
  335 2 9
balance unexpended £13 5 3
Aug. 6. Treasury warrant to William Hewer to pay John Eccles 20l. for his extraordinary pains and care in taking care by direction of Lord Dartmouth of several soldiers' wives, children etc. in their transportation from Tangier to Pendennis as belonging to Col. Kirke's batallion. Money Book V, p. 32.
Same to same to pay 1,210l. 6s. 2d. to Henry Shere upon account and in part of the pay due to several persons employed by Henry Shere, esq., on the mole and fortifications at Tangier, ut supra, pp. 1246–9. Ibid, p. 33.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. The Treasury Lords think that in six months' time Mr. Mitton's son may be fit for the Comptroller's place at Hull and intend that meanwhile the place be executed by Hugh Mason, who was Mr. Thornton's deputy, and that young Mr. Mitton go down to Hull to be instructed in the business. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 405.
Same to Mr. Duncombe [Cashier of Excise] to pay 200l. to George Barons and Thomas Turner ut supra, pp. 1216–7. Ibid, p. 406.
Same to the Commissioners of the Alienation Office. Send forthwith to the Treasury Lords an account of the profits of the Alienation Office. Ibid.
[?] Same to Mr. Fox [Paymaster of the Forces] to pay to the officers and soldiers of the nine Companies that are going to Ireland all that is due to them for the May and July musters. Ibid.
Aug. 6. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Hutchins as waiter and searcher Falmouth port loco Peter Hill, who is made surveyor ibid. Out Letters (Customs) IX, pp. 24, 25.
Peter Ceely, senr., as surveyor of Boston port loco Alexander Corner, lately deceased.
Peter Hill (waiter and searcher, Falmouth), to be surveyor ibid, loco Peter Ceely, senr., who declines the employment.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the order of reference to them from the King dated 14 July ult., relating to St. John's Hospital in Chester city, which is desired to be granted in the new charter to the said city and which the Attorney General had certified to be part of the inheritance of the Crown. We find that the office of custody of the said Hospital with all the profits thereto belonging is granted to Col. Whitley during his life, but under no rent, and that the said Hospital is no profit to your Majesty and of no value to the grantee. We have no objection to a grant of the reversion thereof [to the city as above] in consideration of the loyalty of the gentlemen in that county, who have petitioned for same and in order to the strengthening of their interest. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 410.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor for co. Gloucester to discharge William Cooke, late sheriff of said county, of 1,517l. 6s. 0d. in his account of Hearthmoney for the half year ended 1664, Lady day, upon his payment of 600l.: as by the privy seal of July 16 last, supra, p. 1188. Ibid, p. 411.
Treasury reference to Thomas Corbyn, Surveyor General of Woods Trent North, of the petition of the minister and churchwardens and inhabitants of Langford and Hockerton, co. Notts; shewing that their parish church was almost demolished in the late wars and the walls now being rebuilt but the parishers not able to buy wood to make the roof; therefore praying a grant of 100 trees out of Sherwood Forest. Reference Book II, p. 66.
Same to Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt, of a paper presented to the Treasury Lords by Edmo. Woodroff, late clerk to Sir George Downing, deceased, a Teller of the Exchequer, being reasons why the Treasury Lords should insist on their recommendation of said Woodroff [to be clerk] to said Downing's successor, "who seems to have a design for another person both unexperienced and now in business." (1) It is the certain tradition from old clerks from time out of mind. (2) The Teller's patent requires that the place be executed by sufficient clerks and by the Statute de Scaccario 51 Hy. III. every Exchequer clerk is to be sworn and to have licence from the Lord Treasurer. (3) The Teller's security is no wise answerable to the great treasure he is charged with. (4) If it come to be a practice to put by the old clerk on admitting a new Teller "it will tempt such old clerk who hath soe many opportunitys to provide for himself by senister ways in his Teller's life time." Ibid, pp. 66–7.
Aug. 6. Treasury reference to William Hewer of the petition of Job Atkins, having been 22 years in that [the Tangier] service: prays payment of the 22l. 19s. 0d. due to his son as late master gunner of Tangier; and prays grant of a pension, he being aged. Reference Book II, p. 68.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Cale, of Bristol, the son of Alderman Cale, late of said city: prays a landwaiter's place in Bristol port. Ibid, p. 69.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to appoint four officers to examine the gaugers' books with allowances of 100l. per an. to the principal officer or examiner and 70l. each to the three other examiners. The 240l. formerly allowed to the four principal gaugers is to be applied towards the payment of said salaries. In the margin: cancelled 7 Dec., 1684. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 413.
Aug. 7. The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. Fresh application having been made to us concerning the ship Royal Oak, Michaell Pack master, we have perused what passed between you and the Customs Commissioners, England, in the matter. We think the Customs Commissioners are right in the matter and desire you to discharge the said ship so that she may proceed on her intended voyage to London. Out Letters (Ireland) IV, p. 78.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of John South ut supra, p. 1166. Petitioner sets forth that Sir John South of Kelstern, co. Lincoln, was driven out of his house and lands and made a prisoner in Lincoln Castle by the grandfather of Richard Nelthorpe, who is fled for treason and lately convicted and that said Nelthorpe's predecessors lived in his mansion house and let his lands then worth 1,500l. per an. and received the rents to the value of above 10,000l. and the said Sir John died in that miserable confinement for his service to Charles I. Petitioner being eldest son to the said Sir John and a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber in ordinary, prays a grant of the estate of said Nelthorpe, which is but small, Nelthorpe having passed over and secured the greatest part of it. Hereon Richard Grahame and Phillip Burton, to whom we, the Treasury Lords, referred said petition, certify us that it appears by the certificate of Lady Margaret Hunsden, heretofore wife to the said Sir John South and by a book entituled A Catalogue of the Lords, Knights and Gentlemen that have Compounded, that said South was a great sufferer. Nelthorpe's estate, lying within the bishopric of Durham, belongs to the Bishop of Durham and is not in the King's gift. But Nelthorpe has an estate in co. Notts for life in right of his wife. Petitioner deserves a grant of said estate, but an inquisition ought first to issue to find and seize same. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, pp. 411–2.
Same to same from same, on the petition of Thomas Pendrill, the eldest son to Richard Pendrell, who was instrumental in the King's escape after Worcester fight. Petitioner shews that having taken a farm in the country he is brought very low by great losses of late and has a great charge of children. Prays the King's help in stocking said farm, he having never petitioned the King at any time heretofore. We think that petitioner deserves some mark of your Majesty's bounty. Ibid, p. 412.
Aug. 7. Entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of a lease to Sir Roger Bradshagh, junr., and Richard Leigh, esq., of two-thirds part of the lands and possessions in co. Lancs, of Sir Thomas Clifton. bart., Eliz. Orrell, widow, and Philip Haughton, esq., Recusants convict: for 21 years from the time of the seizure of said estates and at the several rents of 80l., 26l. 8d. and 16l. 13s. 4d. respectively per an. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 413.
Treasury warrant to Sir Nicho. Crisp, bart., collector outwards, London port, to swear Nicholas Hardy in as deputy to John Dryden, gent., who by the great seal of 1683, Dec. 17, is appointed collector of the duty on cloth. Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of lands [in Dover, part of the possessions of the monastery or house in Dover commonly called Maisondieu] with a view to a new lease thereof to Sir Thomas Williams for 23 years from 1692, Nov. 18, under the present (old) rent of 13l. 0s. 6d. per an. and fine of 400l. Ibid, pp. 414–5; X, p. 2.
Prefixing: report dated July 10 last from John Fisher in the absence of the Surveyor General of Crown Lands on said Williams's petition for said new lease. On a like petition from John Fifield, which desired a reversionary lease after Mr. Cary's [then existing] lease and which was referred 1673, Oct. 22, the Surveyor General reported 1673–4, Jan. 22, that the said lands had been let at 113l. per an. but were fallen to 100l. and the houses then in decay. But said Fifield proceeded no further therein, but assigned his interest. Mr. William Stokes of Dover, the present under tenant of the premises, has sworn that 140l. has been lately expended in buildings and repairs by petitioner and his son.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Benj. Hercules as tidesman at Plymouth (on the recommendation of Mr. Culliford) loco Hugh Piper, who is to be waiter and searcher at Cowesland. Out Letters (Customs) IX, pp. 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31.
Philemon Coddan (riding surveyor in Plymouth port) to be established as tidesurveyor ibid. at 40l. per an. salary: as proposed by Mr. Culliford in his late survey of that port.
Benj. Whiting as riding surveyor, Plymouth loco said Philemon Coddan.
Thomas Gooding as tidesman ibid. loco Roger Thom's lately deceased.
Nathl. Whitacre as tidesman, Falmouth, and to do the duty of a tidesman only.
Francis May as boatman, Plymouth port, loco John Bates, lately dismissed.
Richard Pinson (one of the tidesmen and boatmen in Plymouth port) to be established as a boatman only [ibid.] at 20l. per an. salary without any day pay.
Arthur Salmon to be established as waiter and searcher at Impacombe [? Ilfracombe] at 20l. per an. as proposed by Mr. Culliford in his late survey of that place.
John Proctor as waiter and searcher at Bridport and Chideock in Lyme Regis port loco John Brereton, who declines same.
Richd. Pendock to be established as waiter and searcher at Paul Pero [Polperro] in Looe port at 25l. per an. for the better guarding Lantissett Bay and Tellant Sands: as proposed by William Culliford in his late survey of Plymouth port.
Samuel King as tidesman at Truro.
John Clarke to be established as a preventive officer with a boat for the guard of the haven's mouth at Chichester: to reside at Itchenor at 30l. per an.: as proposed by Sir Richard Temple in his late survey of Chichester port.
Stephen Holditch, waiter at Yealm in Plymouth port to have 5l. per an. additional salary.
Christopher Ungle (master of the smack at Cowes) to be removed to be tidesurveyor at Weymouth loco William Holman, who is appointed to command the vessel intended to be provided for Hamble river.
Lucas Sansen as collector of the Plantation duties in New York loco Peter Smith, lately deceased.
Thomas Churchill as waiter and searcher at Uphill, Bristol port, loco William Plucknet, who relinquishes same.
Benj. Whitfeild as boatman and tidesman at St. Mawes loco Nathaniel Whitacre, who relinquishes same.
William Perry as boatman at Falmouth loco William Elliot, lately dismissed.
Nathan Penry as tidesman at Bideford loco William Jones, who has relinquished same.
Joseph Crabb (waiter and searcher at Orford) as waiter and searcher at Leigh, a creek in Maldon port, a member of Ipswich port, loco John Hopper, lately dismissed.
Joshua Churchill as waiter and searcher at Orford, in Aldeburgh port, a member of Ipswich port, loco abovesaid Crabb.
Daniell Lee as a boatman at Falmouth loco Stephen Johns, lately dismissed.
John Taylor as a boatman at Falmouth loco William Thom's, lately dismissed.
Philip Evans to be established as waiter and searcher at Wrickle in Plymouth port; at 20l. per an. as proposed by Mr. Culliford in his late survey of that port.
Hugh Piper (one of the tidesmen of Plymouth port) to be removed to be waiter and searcher at Cowesland loco Thomas Wale, lately dismissed.
Tho. Forder as waiter and searcher at Cockbush in the Haven's mouth at Chichester to assist Jno. Clark, loco William Samms, lately dismissed.
William Carpenter (an extraordinary tidesman, London port) as a tidesman in fee ibid. loco George Draper, lately deceased.
Aug. 7. Henry Guy to the Mint Commissioners. The Treasury Lords are informed that 700 Healing medals will be wanted. How much will that number come to ? Out Letters (General) VII, p. 406.
Same to Mr. Pepys. The King has ordered Col. Kirk to send 30 or 40 soldiers to Portsmouth, Plymouth and Pendennis. The Treasury Lords desire you to move the King [sic ? for Admiralty] for a yacht to convey them. Ibid.
Aug. 7. Henry Guy to Auditor Bridges enclosing a letter [missing] sent to the Treasury Lords by Sir Dennis Gauden concerning his accounts. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 406.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed list [missing]. The Treasury Lords are inclined to do what is thereby desired, but wish you to inform them which will be the best way of doing it. Ibid.
[?] Same to Mr. Sanson for a state of the case of Sir Francis Clerke concerning money due to him by Act of Parliament [on the Customs]. Ibid, p. 407.
Aug. 7. Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the import, Customs free, of the equipage of the Duke of Northumberland, being the same which he carried out of England with him. Ibid, pp. 407–8.
Appending: schedule of said goods as certified by Cha. Dartiquenave: (including a box of books and a box of pictures).
Same to Mr. Hewer to pay to Mr. Smith, late Mayor of Tangier, a moiety of the moneys due to him for his houses and to detain in your hands the other moiety till determination of the matter in difference between him and the other parties that furnished provisions to the Hospital at Tangier. Ibid, p. 408.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Guy], for secret service, 40l. out of the money lately paid into the Exchequer by Sir Samuel Astry, Coroner and Attorney of the King's Bench, for a fine set on Tho. Ailway of co. Bucks. Disposition Book II, p. 392.
Money warrant for 37l. 6s. 8d. to Sir John Cotton for seven years to Lady day last on the perpetuity of 5l. 6s. 8d. to him and his heirs. Money Book V, p. 33.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay to William Hewer as the assignee of John Erlisman the salary or allowance of 380l. per an. granted by the privy seal of July 31 last supra, p. 1261, to said Erlisman as Consul at Algiers: the first quarterly payment to be made at Michaelmas next and so quarterly in future: the said Erlisman having, by letter of attorney of July 31 last, assigned said salary to said Hewer. Ibid, p. 34.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Tombes, late tidesurveyor, London port, praying for some like place in the Customs to that he has been dismissed from: all in view of his services to the Restoration and his sufferings from the rebels. Reference Book II, p. 68.
Same to William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Owen Wynne for a lease of all the profits and perquisites of the original seal in cos. Anglesea, Carnarvon and Merioneth, viz. for 31 years in reversion of the grant thereof in 1660, to Rowland White, who died about 1670. Ibid.
Prefixing: (a) said petition: (b) reference dated Windsor, Aug. 1, from the King to the Treasury Lords of said petition.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Culliford for some allowance for his pains in the general survey of port of Bristol and coast of Wales from Chepstow to Swansea and of the ports on the English coast on the Severn from Bristol to Barnstaple which in Dec., 1681, he was ordered to make (on which survey he was absent nine months and had an allowance of only 200l. besides day pay) and in his second survey, viz. of the Western ports from Poole to the Lands End in Cornwall, which survey he was sent on in Feb., 1682 (on which survey he was absent 15 months, returning in April last and has as yet had no allowance). On the two surveys is 145l. out of pocket for horse hire etc. beyond his day pay and in addition paid a clerk 40s. a month for the whole time. Ibid, pp. 69–70.
Aug. 7. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Hobson for a landwaiter's place at Bristol. Reference Book II, pp. 70, 71.
The petition of William Window, of London, merchant, for a place as King's waiter, landwaiter or deputy searcher [London port].
Aug. 8. Caveat that the grant which is passing to the Earl of Gainsborough of liberty to lay water pipes from Hampstead pass no further in this [the Treasury] Office till notice be given to Mr. Yates of Furnival's Inn, "who is employed on behalf of the said town." Caveat Book, p. 26.