Entry Book: December 1684, 26-31

Pages 1472-1475

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

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December 1684

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Dec. 26. Same to Col. Kirke. Several petitions and certificates have been lately presented to the Treasury Lords for arrears of pay due to soldiers discharged, viz. for their service at Tangier, which [cases] my Lords apprehend to be contrary to what the King formerly directed, "and fearing if the like practice should be continued it would prove very inconvenient and prejudicial to his service," they direct that you forthwith signify to the Captains of the respective Companies under you that they do not from henceforth without special order for their so doing discharge any soldier or give certificate for the arrear of pay due to any of them that came from Tangier and now belong to any of their Companies, "it being neither for the honour of his Majesty's service nor the satisfaction of their Lordships to have any of the said persons discharged out of his service until their lordships shall be in a condition to pay and provide for them." (The like letter of same date to Col. Trelawny: and the like letters of same date severally to Capt. Alexa. Mackenny, Capt. John Coy, Capt. Tho. Llangston, and Capt. Charles Neatby, relating to the discharge of troopers. The like letter dated Dec. 30 to Lord Churchill to give like notice to the Captains of Troops under his command, which came from Tangier.) Letters (General) VIII, pp. 15, 18.
Dec. 27. Money order for 375l. to John, Earl of Radnor, for 1684, Christmas quarter, on his annuity or pension. Order Book XXXIX, p. 206.
Dec. 30. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant and restitution to Henry St. John, his heirs etc. of all manors, messuages, lands, tenements, goods and chattels forfeited to the King by the murder of Sir William Escot (Escott). King's Warrant Book IX, p. 431.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a like grant and restitution to Edmd. Webb, his heirs etc. of the like forfeiture for the said murder. King's Warrant Book IX, p. 431.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge, as of the King's grace, the Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the city of York of the super of 517l. 7s. 1d. charged upon the inhabitants thereof in the account of Walter Strickland ut supra, p. 1445. Ibid, p. 432.
Same to same for a same for the enstalment of the First Fruits due from John Lake as Bishop of Bristol: same to be paid in four instalments of 73l. 12s. 10d. each on Aug. 12 in 1685, 1686, 1687 and 1688, on the said bishop's own security only; with the usual clause for liability to cease on avoidance. Ibid, p. 433.
Royal sign manual to William Wagstaffe, town clerk for the city of London, to forbear estreating into the Exchequer Court any such fines or amercements as were set at any sessions holden for the city of London in the shrievalty of Sir Peter Daniell and Sir Samuell Dashwood, which in their nature did formerly belong to any the sheriffs of London their predecessors. Ibid, p. 434.
Money warrant for 500l. to John, Earl of Bath, for half a year to 1684, June 24, on the annuity or pension of 1,000l. granted to said Earl of Bath and Francis, Lord Hawley; the said Lord Hawley being recently deceased. Money Book V, p. 131.
Money order for 5l. to William Parks, porter at the gate of the Receipt, for 1684, Christmas quarter for attendance at said gate for securing the King's treasure and for attendance on the officers of the Receipt. Order Book XXXIX, p. 207.
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 III, p. 36.
to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces 4,500
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,300
to Mr. Hornby for secret service 300
(Same of same date to the Excise Commissioners, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Excise cash for the present week; said paper including the abovesaid three 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. Nihill; 417l. 7s. 11¾d. to the bankers. Total, 7,517l. 7s. 11¾d.)
Treasury approbation of William Rudd, gent., as deputy of Sutton Oglethorpe in the place of searcher of Carlisle port. Warrants not Relating to Money X, p. 25.
Treasury reference to Auditor Aldworth of the state of account of interest to Dec. 25 inst. due to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe for money lent for his Majesty's service. Reference Book II, pp. 170–1.
Prefixing: said account.
l. s. d.
interest on 180,000l. remaining due to them on the balance of their account to Sept. 29 last, being 108,000l. on the Customs and 72,000l. on the Hearthmoney 2,574 4 6
interest on 63,000l. advanced 1684, Dec. 3, by several tallies struck on the Excise 227 16 5
2,802 0 11
deduct 1 per cent. on 50,000l. from Oct. 7 last 108 4 4
2,693 16 7
[Repayments of principal and deduction of interest thereon.]
l. s. d.
Oct. 8. 2,000l. repaid by tally on the Customs: interest discount thereon 25 12 10
Oct. 15. 2,000l. ditto 23 6 10
Oct. 21. 2,000l. ditto 21 7 4
Oct. 27. 2,000l. ditto 19 7 11
£8,000 £89 14 11
leaving a total of principal still un-repaid of 235,000l. and a total of interest still unpaid of 2,604l. 1s. 8d. or together 237,604l. 1s. 8d.
Dec. 31. Treasury reference to Auditor Aldworth of the statement of account of interest due from the King to Charles Toll for several sums of money by him advanced for his Majesty's service. Reference Book II, pp. 166–7.
Prefixing: said account.
l. s. d.
6 per cent. interest from Oct. 1 last to 1684–5, Jan. 1, on 41,441l. principal money due to said Toll Oct. 1 last on several tallies struck on the Excise and Customs 626 14 0
interest at 6 per cent. to Jan. 1, 1684–5, on the balance of an account of interest and gratuity due to said Toll 1684, Oct 1 14 3 9
Giving a total interest due of £640 17 9
And a total capital due of 42,379l. 17s. 0d.
Discount of interest for such part of the principal per contra as has been repaid [to Toll] before 1684–5, Jan. 1.
l. s. d.
1,000l. repaid at the Excise Office Oct. 22 last in part of a tally of 1678, July 28, for 9,000l.: interest thereon 11 13 5
1,000l. repaid Oct. 29 at said Office in further part of said tally 10 10 4
Total principal repaid, 2000l., leaving a balance of 40,379l. 17s. 1d. of principal money still due.
Total discount of interest, 23l. 3s. 9d. leaving a total of interest of 618l. 14s. 0d. still due at the close of this present account.
Henry Guy to Jno. Tarry, gaoler of Maidstone, to forthwith pay into the Exchequer the fine of 500 marks which at the last assizes in Kent was imposed upon William Burman for speaking seditious words against the Duke of York, which fine, the Treasury Lords are informed, is paid into your hands. Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 18.
Dec. 31. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Earl of Rochester (in further part of 16,000l. granted to him out of the estate of Ford, Lord Grey). the 1,000l. which is paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Graham et al. out of the profits of said estate. Disposition Book III, p. 36.
Same to same to issue as follows out of Customs money now in the Exchequer, viz.: Ibid, p. 37.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for three weeks for Sir Richd. Haddock and partners, Victuallers of the Navy 5,100
to ditto for Chatham and Sheerness yards for two quarters 9,618