Entry Book: August 1684, 11-14

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August 1684

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Aug. 11. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a fresh contract with Thomas, Lord Jermyn, for a fee farm rent of 80l. per an. as follows. By the great seal of 1665, April 1, the King granted to Baptist May and Abraham Cowley in trust for Henry, Earl of St. Albans (now deceased), several slips of ground in St. James's Field in the parish of St. Martin's in the Fields under the yearly fee farm rent of 80l. By the privy seal of 1675, Oct. 22, and by Treasurer Danby's warrant of 1675, Dec. 30, the Trustees for sale of Fee Farms were directed to contract with the said Earl for the sale to him of said fee farm rent at 16 years' purchase. On the 17th June, 1676, said Earl contracted for said fee farm rent at said rate and on the following Aug. 9 paid into the Exchequer 727l. of the total 1,280l. purchase money, and by the King's special direction did then pay to some servants of the late Queen Mother (who solicited the King's bounty to them) the remaining 553l. of said purchase money and also 40l. for half a year of said fee farm due 1676, Lady day. The said 553l. and 40l. being paid by the King's verbal order only could not regularly be allowed to said Earl in the said purchase, wherefore the said fee farm was not conveyed to him but was kept in charge before the Auditor and the Earl never had any benefit thereof. His nephew and executor Thomas, Lord Jermyn, has prayed for a new contract to be signed to him for the said fee farm and that the arrears thereof might be allowed him. The King, consenting thereto, hereby orders the Treasury Lords to give warrant to the Trustees for Fee Farms to contract anew with Thomas, Lord Jermyn, as in consideration of the moneys paid as above. Further said Jermyn is to be allowed the abovesaid 40l. paid for the 1676, Lady day half year, of said rent; and the Auditor before whom the rent is in charge is to discharge all arrears thereof from 1675, Sept. 29, and to give Lord Jermyn and his heirs their quietus for same. King's Warrant Book IX, pp. 369–71.
Aug. 11. Royal sign manual for 1,500l. to Sir William Pritchard, kt., in consideration of his loyalty and good service to the King: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of June 30 last. (Money warrant dated Aug. 20 hereon. Money order dated Aug. 23 hereon.) King's Warrant Book IX, p. 372. Money Book V, p. 51. Order Book XXXIX, p. 181.
Royal letter to the Lord Lieutenant etc. of Ireland for a great seal to terminate the Commission of the Revenue, Ireland, and for a fresh Commission for the same to contain William Culliford (in place of William Dickenson, who is recalled to attend the King's service in England): the new Commissioners therefore to be the Earl of Longford, Lemuell Kingdon, William Strong, Robert Bridges and William Culliford, with the salary of 1,000l. per an. each payable quarterly; the first quarter from June 24 last: and with like powers etc. as in the existing Commission. Out Letters (Ireland) IV, pp. 84–5.
Aug. 12. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, the case containing seven pieces of tapestry hangings lately arrived from Rotterdam in the John and Samuel, John Winne master, for the use of her royal Highness the Princess of Denmark: provided there be nothing of French manufacture therein. Out Letters (Customs) IX, p. 31.
Henry Guy to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Treasurer of the Navy] for an account of what is due to Portsmouth yard for a quarter. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 408.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. Find out the names of the inhabitants of Longtown, co. Cumberland, who committed the riot complained of in the letter from Francis Cleaver, one of your officers; so that course may be taken for their prosecution. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners for copies of whatever agreements you have made with any masters of vessels for the transportation of 639 soldiers from Portsmouth, Plymouth and Pendennis to Cork in Ireland with 1,000 barrels of powder. What sum will the whole freight amount to ? Ibid, p. 409.
Same to same to pay out of the Navy weekly money by two weekly instalments the Navy bill dated 1682, Nov. 23, for 28l. 4s. 9d. to John Hales, gent., a volunteer on board the Sweepstakes. Ibid, p. 417.
Same to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Treasurer of the Navy] to pay William Darcy 10l. 17s. 10d. upon the [Navy] bill No. 88, dated July 23 last. The Treasury Lords will take care to supply the money. Ibid, p. 409.
Same to the Navy Board to send to the Treasury Lords the like weekly certificates of wages in the yards as are sent from time to time by the clerks of the check to the Navy Board: and similarly weekly certificates of the debt of the Navy as well as of the cash "in that form which was constantly used when the Earl of Danby was Lord Treasurer." No new men (shipwrights or other workmen) are to be employed in the yards to create a new charge to the King without your acquainting the Treasury Lords therewith. Ibid.
Aug. 12. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed extract [missing] of a letter from Mr. Cholmondeley. What may fitly be done upon his request ? Out Letters (General) VII, p. 409.
Same to Mr. Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, enclosing the petition of Mr. Stringer, minister of Nantwich, with your report thereon, with the extract of a letter from Mr. Cholmondeley [to the Treasury Lords] showing that the petitioner will give only 50s. per an. for the first 10 years and 5l. per an. for the remainder. If you cannot find a tenant to take the salthouses at your ratal, then alter your report accordingly. Ibid, pp. 409–10.
Appending: said extract. Mr. Stringer of Nantwich assures me that those small remainders of the salt houses are in such decay that he can never make above 8l. or 9l. a year of them and that at considerable charge to himself. I offered 40s. rent, you asked 5l. for 10 years and 10l. for the remainder of a 31 year term. The poor man tells me he cannot pay it but rather than be put off the hopes he has had and be subject to the taunts of the other party he will pay 50s. for the first 10 years and 5l. for the remaining 21 years.  
Same to Mr. Hewer. Bring with you on Thursday next an account of what is due to Mr. Farrell and Mr. Wilson, two of the officers at Tangier, who are disbanded. Ibid, p. 410.
Same to the Navy Commissioners for an account of what is due to Sir Tho. Clutterbuck "if you can tell what the debt is." Ibid, p. 412.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. I have received from you the particulars of what is due to Sir Francis Clerk at the Custom House. Send the Treasury Lords a former case of his that has been before you some time. Ibid.
Money warrant for 597l. 5s. 0d. to William Blathwayte, assistant to the clerks of the Privy Council attending the Committee of Council for Trade and Plantations: being for two quarterly accounts of salaries and incidents for the said Committee for half a year ended 1682, Christmas. Money Book V, pp. 35–6. Order Book XXXIX, p. 177.
Appending: said accounts (a) for 1682, Sept. 29 quarter (total 299l. 3s. 6d.: the Clerk of the Council in attendance being Sir Thomas Dolman); and (b) for 1682, Christmas quarter (total 298l. 1s. 6d.: the Clerk of the Council in attendance being Francis Gwyn, and both accounts including an item of rent for the office rooms in Scotland Yard). (Money order dated Aug. 13 hereon.)  
Same for 126,500l. to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces, as imprest for the guards, garrisons and contingencies for the half year commencing July 1 last and ending Jan. 1 next. (Money order dated Aug. 13 hereon.) Money Book V, p. 37. Order Book XXXIX, p. 176.
Same for 600l. to Thomas Neale for one year to 1683, Christmas, on his yearly sum in lieu of all his bills for furnishing several sorts of household goods and provisions which by his office as Groom Porter he is to provide at the royal palace of Westminster and other the King's houses. Money Book V, p. 37.
Aug. 12. Money warrant for 73l. to Sir Edward Sherburne for two years to 1666, June 24, on his fee of 2s. a day as Clerk of the Ordnance and Armories. Money Book V, p. 37.
Same for 1,500l. to Henry Sidney, Gentleman and Master of his Majesty's Robes; 750l. thereof as in full of 1681, Christmas quarter, on the 5,000l. per an. for the Robes and 750l. as in part of 1682, Lady day quarter, thereon. Hereof 150l. is to be to his own use without account and 1,350l. is to be as imprest for said Office. (Money order dated Aug. 13 hereon.) Ibid, p. 38. Order Book XXXIX, p. 176.
Same for 200l. to Sir John Nicholas in part of 250l. for one year to 1681, Mar. 25, on his fee as a Clerk of the Privy Council. Money Book V, p. 38.
Same for 9l. 2s. 6d. to John Robinson for one quarter to 1676, June 24, on his payment of 2s. a day as late one of the Grooms of the Great Chamber in Ordinary to the Queen. (Money order dated Aug. 23 hereon.) Ibid, p. 38. Order Book XXXIX, p. 181.
Same for payments to the King's musicians as follows, viz. Dr. Nicholas Stagins, Master of his Majesty's Music, 50l. for 1682, June 24 quarter, on one fee, and 23l. 5s. 5d. for half a year to 1681, May 5, on another fee; Thomas Heywood, 25l. for 1679, June 24 quarter; William Turner, 15l. for 1676, Christmas quarter; Charles Coleman, 10l. for 1677, Christmas quarter, on one fee, and 5l. for 1677, June 24 quarter, on another fee; John Crouch, 10l. for 1681, Christmas quarter; John Abell, 40l. for one year to June 24 last on one fee, and 40l. for ditto on another fee, and 15l. for three quarters to same date on another fee; Jeoffery Aleworth, 11l. 13s. 2d. for 1682, Sept. 29 quarter; William Clayton, 16l. 10s. 7½d. for 1673, June 24 quarter, and 10l. for 1676, June 24 quarter, on another fee, and 11l. 12s. 8½d. for 1671, June 24 quarter, on another fee; Thomas Farmer and Robert King, 13l. 15s. 0d. in full of 27l. 10s. 0d. for 1681, Lady day quarter; Robert Blagrave, 14l. 13s. 6½d. for 1669, Sept. 29 quarter; Richard Robinson, 15l. 0s. 7½d. for 1679, Sept. 29 quarter; John Singleton, 11l. 12s. 8½d. for 1672, Sept. 29 quarter; Edmund Flower, 10l. for 1680, Christmas quarter, and 11l. 12s. 8½d. for 1679, Christmas quarter, on another fee; Thomas Blagrave, 10l. 2s. 3½d. for 1672, Sept. 29 quarter; John Moss, 10l. for 1670, Christmas quarter; Theophilus Fitz, 11l. 12s. 8½d. for 1674, Sept. 29 quarter; Robert Strong, 11l. 12s. 8½d. for 1675, Lady day quarter; Joseph Fashion, 11l. 12s. 8½d. for 1683, Sept. 29 quarter; John Gamble, 11l. 12s. 8½d. for 1680, Sept. 29 quarter; Dr. John Blow, 10l. for 1673, June 24 quarter, and 10l. for 1675, Lady day quarter, on another fee, and 10l. for 1674, Lady day quarter, on another fee, and 12l. for 1675, June 24 quarter, on another fee; William Gregory, 10l. for 1681, June 24 quarter, and 12l. 10s. 0d. for same quarter on another fee; Edwd. Hooton, 10l. for 1673, Sept. 29 quarter; Isaac Staggins, 46l. 10s. 0d. for one year to 1673, Christmas. Money Book V, p. 39.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Warmington of the tenement and its appurtenances situate in Crabbs in the parish of Poughill, co. Cornwall, parcel of the manor of Stratton Sanctuary, formerly pertaining to the monastery of Launceston and now annexed to the Duchy of Cornwall: all as formerly demised to William Warmington of Poughill by Charles I. when Prince of Wales, 1622, July 15, for the lives of George, Robert and John, sons of said William, at 24s. per an. and fine of 100l. The present lease is for two fresh lives at the old rent and on a fine of 120l. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, pp. 415–7, 423.
Prefixing: (a) Auditor's particular and memorandum of the premises made out by John Gryffith, deputy auditor. (b) Ratal thereof by John Fisher in the absence of the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. (See supra, p. 1220.) (Treasury signature dated Aug. 19 of the docquet of this lease; the two fresh lives being given as James Grenvill and peter Warmington.)
Aug. 12. Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Thomas Dowdale and John Tapley of the castle ditches of Exeter, formerly so styled, and now called Bradninch, for 23 years from 1692, Lady day, at 22l. per an. rent; and also of the herbage of the land within said castle for 22 years from 1693, June 30, at 10l. per an. rent: this latter parcel to be in trust and for the use of John Curson, merchant. See supra, p. 1109. Warrants not Relating to Money IX, pp. 417–21, 423.
Prefixing: (a) Auditor's particular and memorandum of the first parcel, now or late in the tenure of Andrew Raddon and David Owen, containing three acres with appurtenances except lands, tenements, services and profits in Crockern well, Dorscombe and Budgbrook, formerly pertaining to said castle; also except all tithes, advowson, wards and reliefs and services pertaining to the said castle; and also excepting the close called Castle Close or Bradninch: the premises herein being leased to said Raddon and Owen 1663, July 14, and now in possession of said Dowdale and Tapley by meane assignments.
(b) The like of the second parcel now or late in the tenure of Dorothy Bigleston; excepting as above, demised to said Dorothy 1661, June 30, and now in the occupation of her executor, said Curson.
(c) Ratal by John Fisher in the absence of the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of said particulars.
Appending. entry of the Treasury Lords' signature dated Aug. 19 of the docquet of this lease.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to put in execution the following proposal made to the Treasury Lords for preventing the exportation of wool from Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) IV, pp. 83–4.
Appending: said proposal. By the laws in Ireland wool is prohibited from export as well to England as to foreign parts without licence from the Lord Lieutenant etc. Under colour of said licences great quantity is exported beyond sea. For prevention thereof it is proposed: (1) that abstracts of the licences and of the entries thereon be sent to the Treasury Lords. (2) That solvent security be given by persons resident on the place whence wool is exported. (3) That no private compositions be made on the forfeited bonds. (Cf. supra, p. 1242.)
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on a draft royal letter commanding the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, not to demand or collect from Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, the annual fee or allowance of 100l. per an. granted to him for his better support in the offices and places of Constable and Governor of the Castle of Athlone and half Barony of Moycarn, co. Roscommon, and of the territory of the Brawny, co. Westmeath (which 100l. per an. is reserved to the Crown out of the lands, tithes and fishings belonging to the manor of Athlone) and to permit him to detain and enjoy the said sum without account: he having petitioned for such permission in order to prevent the trouble and charge of paying said sum into the Exchequer, Ireland, and afterwards receiving it out again as a fee: the benefit of the said royal letter being further to extend from 1682, Dec. 26, the date of the institution of the Irish Revenue Commission, which said Commissioners are therefore to pay back to said Earl whatever rents for the manor of Athlone said Earl has paid since that date. Ibid, pp. 87–9.
Hereon the Treasury Lords report. We think it more advisable that the said fee be placed on the establishment of Ireland and the arrears paid him by a royal letter in that behalf than that he should detain the said reserved rent.
Prefixing: (a) said draft. (b) Reference dated Windsor, July 21 last, from the King to the Treasury Lords of said draft.
Aug. 12. Treasury reference to the Mint Commissioners of the petition of William Tayleur, praying to be restored to his former place in the Mint from which he was lately suspended. Reference Book II, p. 71.
Same to Richard Graham of the petition of Edward Scammwell (Scammell) shewing that he is convicted as a Dissenter and that the fine of 20l. a month for three months has been levied on his goods: is certified as not a Popish Recusant: prays a stay of further proceedings. Ibid.
[?] Same to Richard Graham and P. Burton, of the petition of William Legg for a grant of all the personal estate of Sir Tho. Armstrong, lately executed for high treason. Ibid.
Aug. 12. Same to William Hewer of the petition of Eliz. Price, widow of Jonathan Price, who served the King many years in the troops of the garrison of Tangier, shewing that she is a poor sickly woman unfit to procure a livelihood for herself and child. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the principal patent officers of London port, shewing that the room now assigned to them for retiring and consulting and keeping their books is so far from their bench that it is little use: pray that they may have the room now in the possession of the Farmers of the wood farm and which is near their bench. Ibid, p. 72.
[?] Same to William Hewer of the petition of John Kinvin on behalf of Don Sebastion de Chaves, a Spaniard, for stopping 234 pieces of Eight and costs in Mr. Hewer's hands out of Daniel Vansesterfleet's money. Ibid.
[? Aug. 12.] Treasury reference to William Hewer of the petition of Richard Senhouse, late "prattick" [pratique] master, and Daniel Starkey and the rest of the boatmen belonging to the King's prattick boat at Tangier, praying speedy payment of the 162l. 1s. 5d. due to them for wages and disbursements for their hard two years' labour; which money is to be divided into eight families, who by their sudden removal from Tangier and disappointment of a livelihood are brought to great straits. Reference Book II, p. 72.
[?] Same to same of the petition of [? said Richard Senhouse] praying speedy payment of the 29l. 7s. 3d. due to him for salary from 1683, Oct. 9, to 1683–4, Feb. 23, at 30s. a week: which salary was to be paid him out of the revenue arising in Tangier. Ibid.
Aug. 12. Same to Phil. Burton of the petition of Eliz. wife of Richard Thedam and daughter of Tho. Collins, late of Wheatley, co. Oxford: shewing that her father was transported about 10 years since for stealing oxen, leaving a distressed widow and four fatherless children, Elizabeth, Thomas, John and Jone: that her mother afterwards married Thomas Sampson, who mortgaged for 17l. 14s. 2d. a small freehold estate which cost 80l. (a freehold messuage formerly known to be the alehouse at the sign of the Bull at Wheatley): that since her said mother's death the said Sampson withholds the said inheritance from petitioner and her brothers and sister. As the said freehold is wholly in the King's dispose, prays a grant of it to her and her brothers and sister. Ibid, p. 73.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Mary Bott, shewing that in 29 Car. II. she obtained a lease of certain houses which she discovered in Tamworth on proviso of recovering same [to the Crown] in seven years; that she has recovered one house and is in suit for more: prays a renewal of the grant to prevent it becoming void by said proviso. Ibid, p. 74.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Stollard, mariner, who has served for 19 years as Mar. of 13 of the King's ships, but is now out of employ "in regard few ships are fitted to sea". therefore prays employment in the Customs. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Edmund Handly, fishmonger and wharfinger, London: praying a tidewaiter's place. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Roger Pedley for a place in the Customs, he having been recommended in June, 1683, and found fit on examination. Ibid, p. 75.
Same to William Hewer of the petition of Margaret Rutter, widow, praying for the stop of Capt. Pursell's pay in Mr. Hewer's hands towards satisfying the 524l. due to her from said Capt. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of George Mercer, praying an allowance of 300 pieces of Eight towards the repairing of Mr. Spottswood's quarter as late chirurgeon of Tangier. Ibid.
Aug. 13. Henry Guy 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. 392, 393.
l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for Portsmouth Yard 5,633 0 0
to ditto for Mr. Taylour for stores 762 10 0
to ditto for the Cleveland's men to be discharged 619 11 0
to ditto for the Ann yacht's men discharged 215 2 4
to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, for the King's building at Winchester for the month of July 2,000 0 0
to ditto for the [Office of] Works at Whitehall 1,000 0 0
to the [Keeper of the] Privy Purse for Healing medals 176 10 0
to ditto for the use of the Privy Purse 2,000 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service in part of an order for 892l. 14s. 0d. 100 0 0
to ditto in part of an order for 420l. 4s. 0d. 100 0 0
to ditto for secret service 500 0 0
to Mr. Sturt for interest [payable] at the Exchequer 659 0 1
to be [paid into and] reserved in the Exchequer for the Treasury Lords' disposal 1,500 0 0
£15,265 13 5
(Same dated Aug. 12 to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs for the present week, said paper including the above 13 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 Alderman Charles Duncomb and Richard Kent in part of their debt; 651l. 7s. 2d. to Mr. Duck for his interest [payable] at the Customs House.)
Same to same to issue as follows out of such Excise money as is directed to be paid into the Exchequer this week, viz.: Ibid, pp. 393, 394.
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 full of his interest 500
to Sir John James and partners in part of their debt 500
to Sir Robt. Vyner 200
to Mris. Eleanor Gwynn 500
to be paid into the Exchequer to be reserved for the Treasury Lords disposal 1,500
(Same to the Excise Commissioners, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Excise cash for the present week; said paper including the above eight items [payable out of the Excise money in the Exchequer] and the following items [payable directly out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz. 1,000l. to Mr. Toll; 1,185l. 7s. 4d. to complete the [Excise Office] salary bill to Lady day last; 1,000l. to Mr. Nihill in repayment of a tally; 3,000l. to the bankers.)
Aug. 13. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue out of the following funds, viz. 1,392l. of Customs money reserved the 5th inst. ut supra, p. 1270, 123l. 11s. 2¾d. of ditto reserved this day, 1,500l. of Excise money reserved the 5th inst. and 478l. 3s. 2½d. of moneys of the Four and a Half per cent. duties (total, 3,493l. 14s. 5¼d.) the following sums, viz.. Disposition Book II, pp. 394–5.
l. s. d.
to the Lieutenant of the Tower for half a year to the Warders 524 16 0
to Sir John Nicholas 200 0 0
to Sir Edward Sherburne 73 0 0
to William Blaithwaite for the [Committee for Trade and] Plantations 597 5 0
to [John] Robinson, late Groom of the Chamber to the Queen 9 2 6
to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for one quarter for [arrears due to] the Arras workers and tailors before 1683, May 1 110 12 0
to Dr. Staggins, Master of the Music 73 5 5
to Dr. Blow and two other musicians 74 10 0
to Mr. Jeffery Aleworth and two other musicians 63 11 6
to Mr. John Singleton and three other musicians 53 7
to Mr. Theo. Fitz and three other musicians 46 10 10
to Mr. Heywood and three other musicians 65 0 0
to Mr. Isaac Staggins, a musician 46 10 10
to Mr. Abell, a musician 95 0 0
to Mr. Blagrave and Mr. Robinson, two musicians 29 14
to Mr. Carr 11 10 10
to Phillip Packer for extraordinaries of the Works, being intended for John Gibson, joiner, and Charles Atherton, plumber, for work by them performed for Prince Rupert's funeral 62 15 8
to Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber 1,192 12
to me [Guy] for secret service in part of 420l. 4s. 0d. 164 10 0
£3,493 14
(Same dated Aug. 14 to Mr. Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay the abovesaid 1,192l. 13s. 0¾d. as follows, viz.: 52l. to the Gentlemen Ushers, Quarter Waiters to the King for their lodging money; 25l. to Mr. Henry Cooper, harbinger; 30l. to Mr. Snape, marshal farrier; 52l. 10s. 0d., being 7l. 10s. 0d. each to Nicho. Hawkins, Charles Villiers, Jno. Price, Tho. Smyth, Richd. Wapshot, William Hobbs, Robt. Tendring for a quarter each as yeomen hangers; 100l. to Dr. Jones; 60l. to Richd. Pyle, the King's serjeant chururgeons, and James Pearce, one of the King's chururgeons for embalming Prince Rupert's body; 121l. 2s. 6d. to Jno. Chase, apothecary, for perfumed gums for embalming the Prince's body; 75l. to the sweepers at Whitehall; 200l. to Mr. English, deputy underhousekeeper at Hampton Court; 17l. 9s. 0¾d. to Dr. Nicho. Staggins, Master of his Majesty's Music; 11l. 12s. 8½d. to Mr. Clayton, one of the King's musicians; 11l. 13s. 2d. to Mr. Aleworth, a ditto; 23l. 5s. 5d. to Mr. Twiss, a ditto; 14l. 13s. 6½d. to Mr. Crouch, a ditto; 11l. 13s. 2d. to Mr. Jeoffery Banister, a ditto; 14l. 0s. 7½d. to Mr. Hall, a ditto; 11l. 12s. 8½d. to Mr. Carr, a ditto; 11l. 13s. 2d. to Mr. Tho. Farmer, a ditto; 11l. 12s. 8½d. each to Jno. Banister, Mr. Singleton and Mr. Fitz, three ditto; 9l. 0s. 10½d. to Mr. French, a ditto; 11l. 12s. 8½d. to Mr. Hele, a ditto; 11l. 13s. 2d. to James Banister, a ditto; 11l. 12s. 8½d. each to Mr. Fashion, Mr. Flower and Mr. Tho. Blagrave, three ditto; 11l. 13s. 2d. to Mr. Tomlinson, a ditto; 11l.. 12s. 8½d. to Mr. Goodwin, a ditto; 46l. 10s. 10d. to Mr. Isaac Staggins, a ditto; 11l. 12s. 8½d. to Mr. Lenton, a ditto; 12l. 10s. 0d. to Mr. Peaceable, a ditto; 11l. 12s. 8½d. to Mr. Finall, a ditto; 27l. 16s. 8d. to Mr. Brockwell, a ditto; 11l. 12s. 8½d. to Mr. Strong, a ditto; 27l. 10s. 0d. to Mr. Hooton, a ditto; 11l. 13s. 2d. to Mr. Stephens, a ditto; 14l. 0s. 7½d. to Mr. Richard Hart, a ditto; 11l. 12s. 8½d. each to Mr. Stefkins and Dr. Child, ditto; 11l. 13s. 9d. to Mr. Purcell, a ditto; 8l. 19s. 4d. to Henry Gregory, a ditto; 5l. to Mr. Abell on bills. Total, 1,192l. 13s. 0¾d.)
Aug. 13. Henry Guy to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Navy Treasurer] to pay this week the following note, if correct. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 410.
Appending: certificate that there is due to Capt. William Gifford, late commander of the King's ship Lark 169l. and as commander of the Mermaid 26l. 8s. 0d.; and to William Kigging, boatswain of the Mermaid 55l. 12s. 1d.; and to Jno. Dennis, gunner [of the Mermaid] 55l. 12s. 1d.; and to Jno. Seamore, carpenter [of the Mermaid] 55l. 12s. 1d. Total, 362l. 4s. 3d.
Same to Mr. Eles to forthwith provide 1,000 oz. of plate for the Earl of Sunderland as Principal Secretary of State, according to the Lord Chamberlain's warrant. The Treasury Lords will continue the payment of 200l. a week to you till you be satisfied for this plate. "But if you make any difficulty herein, you are to attend the Earl of Rochester about it to-morrow morning at his Lordship's house." Ibid, p. 411.
Same to Mr. Robson to apply to Mr. Eles for the above plate. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to see the goods (28 parcels of wearing apparel and household goods) of the Duchess of Modena put on board the Hannibal from on board the Blessing, Capt. John Fenwick, commander, now in the Thames. Ibid.
Same to the Solicitor General to report on a paper concerning informations upon seizures by virtue of the Acts of Tunnage and Poundage and New Impost in Ireland. This was sent you the 25th ult. to report on and returned by you without your opinion on it. Ibid, p. 412.
The Treasury Lords to the Duke of Ormonde. On the 26th June last we wrote the Earl of Arran ut supra, p. 1185, about a list of debts owing to some of the late inhabitants of Tangier. On the 18th ult. he replied that the said debts are owned by the respective officers except 11l. 13s. 5d. put down as owing by Lieut. Ennis, and that they are willing to pay same by such moderate instalments as shall be directed, "observing that a Lieutenant of Foot is trusted to near the sum of 400l. which is more than the value of his command unless his Majesty should order them to dispose of their commands to satisfy their debts and that his Excellency [yourself, the Lord Lieutenant] thinks half their pay will be as much as they can spare for the satisfying of them." Out Letters (Ireland) IV, p. 86.
We must inform you that we daily lie under the constant and clamorous application of the said inhabitants for this money due to them from the officers of the four Independent Companies who have already received 18 months' pay since their arrival in Ireland, "which in all conscience and justice ought to go towards satisfying their debts to the said inhabitants who gave them credit and assistance for two years together at Tangier when the said officers had no money to relieve themselves." The said inhabitants' wanting condition cannot but be fresh in your memory. Please order the stopping, out of the first pay due to the said four Companies, of the said debts of 1,504l. 3s. 11d. and that said sum be by your Receiver General remitted to Tho. Price of London for satisfying said debts.
Aug. 13. Treasury reference to Heneage Finch, Solicitor General, of the petition of William Wilme of the city of Chester, esq., shewing that on Wednesday, Mar. 5 last, a writ of seizure was served on the Mayor and sheriffs of said city by virtue of which all the liberties, franchises and privileges formerly granted to the Corporation were seized into the King's hands and have so continued since that time: that amongst those liberties and privileges one was that the Mayor should be clerk of the market pro temp and receive all accustomed tolls and keep them to his own use. But upon the service of said writ the authority of said Mayor was vacated and the right of said tolls reverted to the King: notwithstanding this William Street, late Mayor of Chester, still takes the said tolls and keeps them to his own use, the value of which is conceived to be about 30l. Therefore prays a grant of all tolls so taken by said Street and an authorization to receive all accustomed tolls within said city until the King's further pleasure. Reference Book II, pp. 73–4.
Prefixing. (a) said petition: (b) reference dated Windsor, Aug. 5 inst. thereof, to the Treasury Lords from the King, "his Majesty being willing to encourage such of his subjects in the city of Chester as have continued stedfast in their duty and loyalty," and being graciously pleased to grant petitioner's request.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Menkey for a tidewaiter's place, London port. Ibid, p. 75.
Same to same of Robert Munning's petition for an extraordinary tidesman's place ibid.: with good certificates from Sir Roger Strickland and Capt. Craveth. Ibid, p. 76.
Aug. 13. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit the export, Customs free, of the following being a present intended by his Majesty for Muley Hamet. Out Letters (Customs) IX, pp. 31–2.
Appending: schedule of the goods comprising said present, cloth, pistols, clock, watch etc. ut infra, p. 1297.
Same to same to employ John Custis as a landwaiter, London port loco Daniel Mac Adam. Ibid, pp. 33, 34.
John Cox to be established as riding surveyor in the Isle of Wight with 40l. per an. salary as proposed by Sir Richard Temple in his report on Cowes port upon his late Western circuit.
William Pollard as a landwaiter, Exeter port loco Thomas gibbs, who is to be surveyor of Dartmouth port: as proposed ut supra.
Joseph Sheeres as a tidewaiter at Liverpool loco William Tayler, dismissed.
George Tilly as a tidewaiter, Southampton port loco Randolph Birkenhead, lately dismissed.
Thomas Gybbs (landwaiter in Exeter port) as surveyor, Dartmouth port loco Jeremy Stone, lately dismissed.
Kennedy O'Brian as a tidesman, Yarmouth port loco Robert Bendish, who is to be removed to be collector of Southwold, a member of Yarmouth port.
Aug. 14. Same to same to employ John Taylor (a tidesman in fee, London port) as a tidesurveyor ibid. loco Edmund Towse, dismissed. Ibid, p. 34.
Same to Thomas Agar, Surveyor General of Woods, to fell sufficient decayed timber in the Lea Bayly of the Forest of Dean as may raise 300l. to be paid into the Exchequer for the King's use; and 30l. which said Agar is to hereby pay to Isaac Betts for his pains in supervising timber felled for the service of the Navy. An account hereof to be passed before the Auditor for co. Gloucester by Michaelmas term next. (The Treasury Lords dated Aug. 13 to the Earl of Chesterfield, giving him notice of the above warrant.) Warrants not Relating to Money IX, p. 421. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 413.
Same to Richard Graham. It appears by the petition of Gawen Talbot that Ellen Grimsley, now his wife, lent 60l. to Thomas Chicheley, for which the said Chichely and Bazill Fitzherbert became bound to Thomas Cope as trustee for said Ellen in 120l.: that she lodged said bond in the custody of Thomas Pickering and on said Pickering's arrest it was seized among other papers, which papers were received by said Graham by order from Mr. Browne, Clerk of Parliament. In your report of June 2 and July 22 last hereon you certify that by an inquisition taken at the Guildhall, London, 1681, June 8, said bond was found to be in trust for said Pickering, but that Fitzherbert and Chichley have sworn that the money was the said Ellen's and that Cope's name was in trust for her not for Pickering. You are hereby to return the bond to the said Ellen Talbott. Ibid, p. 422.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Francis Iron of Kent, yeoman, shewing that he was granted a tidesman's place in London port in Oct. last and has attended ever since at the Custom House without any benefit. Reference Book II, p. 75.
Aug. 14. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of William Knipe, shewing that there are several lands left by the river Humber near the towns of South Cave, Elleck [Ellerker], Broomfleet and the Provost in Yorkshire which are promiscuously enjoyed by the inhabitants thereabout but belong to the Crown as derelict lands and may be secured from the sea by great industry and charge: and therefore praying a grant of such of the said lands as he shall find by inquisition. Reference Book II, p. 76.
[Aug.] 14. The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. In reply to yours of the 9th ult. we have advised with the Attorney and Solicitor General on the plea of tithes. We enclose their opinions [missing] which are in agreement. Before the case be argued, next term, the mistake which they think has been made should be set right. As to the other case submitted, viz. the seizures made on the Act of Tunnage and Poundage we will send their answer when we get it. Out Letters (Ireland) IV, p. 87.
Aug. 14. Henry Guy to Auditor Done. I have moved the Treasury Lords to declare the accounts before them. They will not declare any accounts unless the Auditor be then present. Out Letters (General) VII, p. 412.
Same to the Attorney General, enclosing the draft royal warrant for [the privy seal for] John Nash. Consider same, particularly whether it agree with the clause of the Act of 21 Jas. I. c. 3, about granting forfeitures on penal statutes before judgment. Ibid.
Same to Col. Kirke, enclosing the petition of James Macdonnell, formerly a soldier in the Regiment which is since commanded by you and who has lost his leg in the King's service at Tangier and lived many years in that place. Ibid, p. 413.
Same to Mr. Graham, enclosing David Power's petition for a release of the 220l. set upon him on the 20l. per month for Recusancy, he being out of England when it came due. Certify the best way for petitioner's discharge. Ibid.
Same to Heneage Finch, esq., Solicitor General, enclosing the Earl of Ranelagh's petition to the King and the King's pleasure thereon as signified to the Treasury Lords by Secretary Sunderland. Please peruse the two indentures dated 1674, July 27, and 1677, June 2, and the decree [in the Exchequer Court, Ireland] grounded upon the latter; and thereupon prepare the assignments the said Earl proposes to make to the King of the said two indentures. Also prepare a royal warrant for the King's signature to discharge and release the said Earl as to his four shares in 12 of the balance due from him and his partners upon the contract dated 1671, Aug. 4, and upon the 24,000l. bond dated 1676, May 29, entered into by said Earl and others upon the King's advancing them that sum towards clearing 1675, Dec. pay [of the Forces in Ireland]. Ibid, pp. 413–4.