Entry Book: April 1685, 6-10

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8, 1685-1689. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1923.

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April 1685, 6-10

April 6. Reference by same to William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of the supervisiors of the tin blowing houses of Devon and Cornwall. Petitioners thank the Lord Treasurer for renewing the warrants for their appointments and show that since their original appointment four new blowing houses have been built in co. Cornwall and more [are] likely to be built: therefore pray that their warrants may express that petitioners should take care of blowing houses lately built or hereafter to be built and divide them equally between them for the better securing of the coinage duty. Reference Book III, pp. 47–8.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of William Culliford's petition for renewal of his patent which is void by the late King's death. Ibid, p. 52.
Same by same to Philip Burton of the petition of the Earl of Castlehaven for a grant of the forfeited lands, goods and chattels of John Revans late of Saxtead, co. Suffolk, who became felo-de-se Mar. 26 last. Ibid, p. 53.
April 6. Money warrant for 758l. 17s. 3d. to Thomas Chudleigh, late Envoy to the States General of the United Provinces, representing 180l. due to him upon an order dated 1684, June 4, and 578l. 17s. 3d. due to him upon an order dated 1684, Aug. 20, which sums cannot be paid upon the said orders by reason that the privy seal for issuing them became void with the death of the late King. Entries are to be made on the said two orders that satisfaction has been made in full thereon. (Money order dated April 7 hereon.) Money Book VI, p. 34. Order Book I, p. 9.
Same for 360l. to Henry, Earl of Clarendon, for last Lady day quarter on his allowance of 4l. a day in lieu of ancient diet as Lord Privy Seal. (Money order dated April 8 hereon.) Money Book VI, p. 35. Order Book I, p. 11.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the Receiver of First Fruits for 500l. to Aubrey, Earl of Oxford, for last Lady day quarter on his pension of 2,000l. per an. Money Book VI, p. 35.
Same by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 100l. to Sir William Dugdale, Garter Principal King at Arms, for one year to 1682, Christmas, on his salary. Ibid.
Same by same for the execution of a money warrant dated 1685 [sic], Jan. 7, for 25l. 1s. 10½d. to Orlando Fitz Simonds, one of the Serjeants at Arms, for 1671, Sept. 29 quarter, on his fee of 3s. a day and for 1672, Sept. 29 quarter, on his allowance of 2s. 6d. a day for board wages. Ibid.
Money warrant for 600l. to Christopher Rosse, his Majesty's Jeweller; 300l. thereof for a jewel of diamonds with the King's picture given by his Majesty to Count Tilley, Envoy from the Governor of Flanders, and 300l. thereof for a diamond ring given by his Majesty to Monsieur de Overkirke, Envoy from the Prince of Orange. Ibid, p. 36. Order Book I, p. 12.
Appending: certificate dated Mar. 16 last by the Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain, that by the King's command he had agreed with said jeweller for said jewels: the jeweller "allegeth he is to have ready money and that the fees of the Exchequer are to be paid to him besides." (Money order dated April 9 hereon.)
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of the 264l. 19s. 2d. now remaining in the Exchequer of goods seized), 236l. 17s. 10d. to John Walker, usher of the Exchequer Court, on his order of Mar. 10 last ut supra, p. 42. Disposition Book IV, p. 19.
Same to same. On Mar. 31 last I requested you to advance 750l. to the Trustees of the Duke of St. Albans. Treasurer Rochester to-day directs that same be not advanced to said Trustees, but to Roger Hewett for said Duke's use for which there is present occasion. The regular warrant shall be passed and sent you with all speed. Ibid.
Same to same to issue as follows out of the remains of Alderman Duncombe's loans on the Hearthmoney, viz.: Ibid.
l. s. d.
to Sir Henry Goodrick 320 5 0
to Mr. Robinson (in the margin: to be respited) 606 0 0
to Mr. Rycaut 100 0 0
£1,026 5 0
April 6. Henry Guy to William Hewer, Treasurer for the affairs of Tangier, or, in his absence, to Mr. Bowdler, enclosing a petition from nine poor Tangier soldiers for some present relief to keep them from starving till some other provision be made for them either by disposing them into Companies or otherwise. You are to make these petitioners the like allowance for a fortnight as is made to others under the same circumstances and meantime Treasurer Rochester will take care to provide otherwise for them. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 48.
Same to Mr. Darcy et al. for a speedy answer to the letter of the 1st inst. supra, p. 100, concerning Colours for the three Troops of Horse Guards. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay Charles Orchard 83l. 6s. 8d. per an. and 50l. per an. for his respective patent fees as customer of Exeter and customer of Barnstaple. Ibid.
Same to the Bishop of London to report on the enclosed papers [missing] one from yourself, the other from the Earl of Sunderland, being received by Treasurer Rochester "among other papers relating to the King's Household." Ibid.
Appending: memorandum of said papers being a list of the officers of the Chapel [Royal] signed by the Bishop of London; and an establishment of the Chapel Royal so far as concerns the Dean, SubDean, Gentlemen and organists.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren. Treasurer Rochester has signed warrants for renewing the patents of yourself and the rest of the officers of the Works. There are no petitions before him for the serjeant plumber, master bricklayer and master plasterer. They are to petition and you are to certify same. Also inform his lordship whether the clerk ingrosser be not a patent office and ought he not to renew like the rest. Ibid, p. 49.
Same to Mr. Darcy and partners. You are to provide necessaries for the Maundy according to the retrenchments mentioned in your letter of to-day. Ibid.
Same to Lady Clutterbuck. You are to sign over to Jno. Peter Frigone as attorney to the heirs of Seigneur Milanesi the five bills or debentures from the Office of the Ordnance now remaining in his hands, representing a total of 1,102l. 7s. 2d. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General. The Lord Treasurer hereby renews the instructions given you in August last by the late Treasury Lords as to the information in the Exchequer upon John Prescott's discovery of the estate of Edward Jackson. You are to proceed on the said information or exhibit a new one as you think fit. Ibid.
April 6. Henry Guy to David Crawford. There has been imprested to John Bains, esq. deceased [late Commissary General of the Forces] 15,685l. 14s. 10d. for the pay of the Barbados Regiments under Sir Tobias Bridges. The Lord Treasurer is informed you can put the account into the right way of being adjusted. Do so as soon as you conveniently can. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 49.
Same to Auditor Bridges. You are to wait till Auditor Done comes to town before attending the Lord Treasurer concerning several accounts. Ibid, p. 50.
Same to Sir Christopher Wrenn. The Lord Treasurer has read over all the rules relating to the officers of the Works and wishes your opinion on his proposed alterations as follow or any further alteration you may think requisite for the better government of that office. As to the salaries and additional allowances to the officers he will hear you thereon at any time. He desires your opinion on the article stating that it is the King's pleasure that the Treasurer of England should nominate a Commissioner to be present and made acquainted at the monthly meetings of the officers of the Works and the necessary service of that office. Has this ever been practised? Ibid.
Prefixing: note of [such of] the said articles [as the Lord Treasurer has amended].
(2) The Surveyor to recommend the clerks but the Lord Treasurer to approve.
(5) The officers shall be directed by the Lord Chamberlain, but they shall not undertake any such works without the Lord Treasurer's warrant.
(10) To be expressed here 'by the four officers and Clerk of the Works' and the same in the rest of the orders.
(13) This service to be done by the Surveyor instead of the Purveyor.
(14) The office of Purveyor being sunk this article must be changed.
(15) Without leave of the chief officers. Instead of 'officers' put 'Surveyor.'
(18) The four officers and clerk to judge whether the materials be unserviceable and all contracts to be made by them at their board together.
(24) The business of the Purveyor proper to be done by the Surveyor.
(26) This to be quite left out. "My Lord Treasurer observed that the roll was not signed by the King."
Same to Lord Dartmouth to report on the enclosed report [missing] of the Royal Africa Company to the Lord Treasurer about hand guns. Ibid.
Money warrant for 375l. to George, Marquess of Halifax, President of the Privy Council, for last Lady day quarter on his 1,000l. per an. in lieu of diet and 500l. per an. as royal bounty. (Money order dated April 8 hereon.) Money Book VI, p. 38. Order Book I, p. 11.
Entry of Treasurer Rochester's signature of the docquet of a lease to Mary Hellowes, widow, of a tenement called the Sign of King Henry in New Windsor and of several acres of land and pasture there for 14½ years in reversion from 1701, Lady day, at 4l. 5s. 4d. per an. rent and fine of 20l. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 30.
April 6. Report by Treasurer Rochester to the King on the petition of Capt. Toby Caulfield as by the order of reference of Mar. 20 last: petitioner shewing ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VII, p. 1465. I have advised hereon with the Duke of Ormonde who informs me that all petitioner's allegations are true, that he sold his annuity to buy the said Company to go to Tangier and that his case and merits are extraordinary and he thinks it reasonable to allow petitioner a pension of 100l. per an. till his debt be satisfied and half a year after to cover the charges of receiving the pension. I concur with the Duke of Ormonde therein and advise that said pension be paid out of the revenue of Ireland. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 31–2.
Same by same to same on the petition of Caroline Windham, daughter of Sir Edmund Windham, late Knight Marshal, and of Mary Elliot, daughter of Thomas Elliot, late one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber to Charles II, as by the order of reference thereof of Feb. 17 last. Petitioners pray ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VII, p. 1163. Hereupon Richard Grahme and Philip Burton have certified that they have sent out a special outlawry against Norton's goods and estate and the sheriff of Dorset has taken an inquisition and returned same into the King's Bench and has thereby found that Norton was seized in his demesne in a messuage, garden, orchard and 80 acres of land, 150 acres of pasture and 20 acres of wood at Ash in the parish of Stower Paine [Stourpaine], co. Dorset, called Lazerden Farm, of the value of 70l. per an. It may be bestowed on petitioners. Ibid, p. 32.
Warrant by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant to John Pottinger of the custody of all that part of the house of the late Star Chamber late in the custody of John Lawrence by grant dated 1674, Aug. 6, and before him in the custody of Prudence Willis, widow. The fee of 20l. per an. formerly granted to said Willis but withheld from said Lawrence is hereby not to be granted to said Pottinger. Ibid, p. 33.
April 7 Money warrant for 152l. 1s. 0d. to Anthony Segar, 142l. 1s. 0d. thereof for disbursements for the Treasury Office in 1685, Lady day quarter, and 10l. thereof for same quarter's salary for attendance at said office. (Money order dated April 7 hereon.) Money Book VI, p. 36. Order Book I, p. 12.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to pay the 1685, Lady day quarter's salary bill of the outports (being 4,467l. 11s. 8d. established salaries, and 589l. 10s. 0d. additional salaries: total, 5,057l. 1s. 8d.). Money Book VI, p. 37.
Dormant warrant by same to Brooke Bridges and Thomas Done, Auditors of Imprests, to allow in account the salary of 200l. per an. as from 1684, Christmas, to Philip Burton as solicitor for negotiating and looking after the affairs of the Treasury loco Thomas Lloyd. Ibid.
Money warrant for 1,460l. to Christopher Ross, his Majesty's jeweller, 1,100l. thereof for a jewel of diamonds with the King's picture given by the King to the Marshal De L'Orge [De Lorges], Envoy Extraordinary from France; and 360l. thereof for a jewel of diamonds with the King's picture in it given by the King as a present to Monsieur D'Estampes, Envoy from the Duke of Orleans: as by the certificate of the 6th inst. from the Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain. Ibid, pp. 37–8. Order Book I, p. 12.
Appending: said certificate. (Money order dated April 9 hereon.)
April 7. Report by Treasurer Rochester to the King on the petition of Cornet Thomas Pownall as by the order of reference of Feb. 17 last, petitioner praying ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VII, p. 1448, he having served as cornet in the garrison at Tangier in the whole last war with the Moors and having been wounded by a shot in the head. Hereon William Hewer reports to me that Col. Sackville, then commander-in-chief at Tangier, certifies petitioner's allegations to be true. By direction of the late Treasury Lords Henry Guy paid Cornet Hugh Windham 40l. as royal bounty in consideration of the loss of his arm at Tangier. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 33.
Money order for 20l. to Wendiver Lowndes and William Wekett, without account: as reward for carrying letters upon several occasions for his Majesty's service until Lady day last. Order Book I, p. 9.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Mr. Fitz Simonds, one of the Serjeants at Arms, the 25l. 1s. 10½d. reserved for him in the Exchequer. Disposition Book IV, p. 19.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to assign, out of the Navy's weekly money, 25l. 10s. 0d. to Sir William Jennings on his bill dated 1681, Dec. 21, for his half pay from 1679–80, Jan. 1, to 1680, Mar. 25. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the disposition of the Customs Cash for the present week, viz.: Ibid, pp. 20, 21.
l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy in part of 5,357l. for one quarter for Dartmouth yard 1,022 0 0
to ditto to complete the pay of the Mary yacht 145 17 0
to ditto towards paying off the sea officers and bills in course 400 0 0
to ditto for the [Navy's] weekly money 1,500 0 0
to ditto for the Victuallers 1,200 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [for two weeks on the Ordnance Office's weekly money] 2,000 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 500 0 0
to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe in part of their debt 2,000 0 0
£8,767 17 0
(Same dated April 8 to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue the first seven of the abovesaid items out of such Customs money as is paid in or directed to be paid into the Exchequer this week, the total of such issues being 6,767l. 17s. 0d.; the remaining item being payable directly out of the Customs Office on tallies.)
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the cash of the Excise and the Hearthmoney for the present week, viz.: Ibid, pp. 20, 21.
Out of the Excise. l. s. d.
to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces 5,000 0 0
to Mr. Toll in part of his debt 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Hornby in part of his debt 500 0 0
to the Earl of Lichfield 725 7 0
to the Earl of Sussex 600 0 0
to Sir Robt. Vyner 500 0 0
to Visct. Brouncker the Cofferer as advance for the Household 1,500 0 0
to Mr. Griffin [Treasurer of the Chamber] for one quarter to the Yeomen of the Guard 1,387 10 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy for Sick and Wounded 400 0 0
to the Commissioners of the Mint for Healing medals by way of advance 250 0 0
to Philip Packer for the executors of William Waite, the late gardeners at Whitehall 371 19 6(8)
to Henry Guy for secret service for Mr. Fashion 46 10 10
to Mr. Griffin [Treasurer of the Chamber] for the Herbwoman [herbstrewer] 10 0 0
to the Warders at the Tower 551 4 0
to Sir Peter Wych 273 0 0
to Philip Packer in further part of Sir Christopher Wren's estimate for the Coronation 400 0 0
£13,515 11 6
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to Mr. Deering in part of his tallies 1,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy in part of 5,357l. for one quarter for Portsmouth yard 4,335 0 0
£5,335 0 0
(Same dated April 8 to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 14 of the abovesaid items out of such Excise money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, the two items to Toll and Hornby being payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies.)
(Same to same dated April 8 to similarly issue out of such Hearthmoney as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer the abovesaid 4,335l., the item of 1,000l. being payable directly out of Hearthmoney in the Excise Office on tallies.)
(Same to same dated April 8 to issue as follows out of such Post Office money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.:
to the Treasurer of the Navy to fit out the Mermaid and Monmouth yachts 246
to Sir Gabriell Silvius 955
to me [Guy] for secret service by way of advance 400
to Seigr. Verrio by way of advance for painting Henry VIII.'s chapel at Windsor 200
Total of said letters of direction out of moneys in the Exchequer of Customs, Excise, Hearthmoney and Post Office, 24,919l. 8s. 6d.)
(Same dated Mar. 8 to Mr. Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay the abovesaid 1,387l. 10s. 0d. to the officers and Yeomen of the Guard for one quarter and 10l. to Mary Doule, herbwoman.)
April 7. Henry Guy to Mr. Darcy et al. The arras men and tailors [of the Great Wardrobe] have represented to the Lord Treasurer that they have half a year's wages in Mr. John Knight's hands but cannot receive the same without order from his lordship. You are to direct him out of the 187l. 10s. 0d. which he received Jan. 20 last, to pay 93l. 18s. 0d. for half a year's wages to six arras men and 93l. 12s. 0d. for same to nine tailors. Disposition Book IV, p. 22.
Same to Mr. [Charles] Fox [Paymaster of the Forces] to advance 400l. for one month's pay to the four Captains of Horse that came lately from Tangier, they having landed and been mustered in England 1684, April 14, but their pay in the said Paymaster's Office commenced only May 1 following whereupon they petitioned "the late Treasury Lords for the pay of the said month of April, who in lieu thereof the 9th of Dec. last desired a month's pay to be advanced to them which should be deducted from their pay that should grow due after the 1st of Jan. last," which said Fox has accordingly done. The present advance is to be deducted out of their pay, and is in consideration of their necessities. Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to insert Edward Harrison on the establishment as waiter and searcher at Lydd in the port of Hythe and Romney with 20l. per an. salary. Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 16.
John Lambert (one of the extraordinary tidesmen, Hull port) to be employed as tidesman in fee ibid. loco Charles Fuller, who has relinquished.
Benjamine Whiting (riding surveyor in Plymouth port and the adjacent coast) as tidesurveyor in said port loco Philemon Coddan, who has deserted said employment. The office of riding surveyor in said port is to be hereby sunk and the salary of 50l. per an. thereby saved to the King.
April 9. Henry Guy to Mr. Darcy et al. enclosing (a) infra. Why was this petitioner left out of the list of those for whom half a year's wages [in the Great Wardrobe] is provided? Out Letters (General) IX, p. 51.
Appending: (a) petition of Edward Bird, one of the tailors belonging to the Wardrobe; shewing that he gave 50l. to be one of the tailors belonging to the Wardrobe, that by great losses he is become very poor and has been several times in prison for debt; is informed that there is half a year's pay ordered for the other tailors: being excluded, prays for his pay and for his place to be continued, having nothing else left to maintain his wife and family.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to forthwith send up to London a parcel in canvas seized at Dover and marked with a S. Give Treasurer Rochester notice as soon as it arrives. Ibid.
Same to the Mint Commissioners to prepare, for the Coronation, 100 medals of gold and 800 of silver of the King and 50 gold and 400 silver medals of the Queen. Ibid.
Same to Lord Dartmouth. The King has appointed 1,000l. to be paid to the elder Duchess of Richmond. A privy seal must be prepared for this payment. Let me know in whose name this privy seal is to be passed. Ibid.
April 9. Henry Guy to Mr. Fetherstonhalgh for an account of what you have laid out in building houses or otherwise in the forest of Teesdale. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 51.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for a certificate what money has been paid at the Exchequer on orders grounded on debentures or certificates signed by the Commissioners for Disbanding the late [New Raised Forces or] army or some of them; specifying which of the said Commissioners signed same, to whom payable and in what capacity the parties were entitled to the money: also for a certificate what orders remain unsatisfied upon the Register for Disbanding the said Army, specifying the like details therein as above. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney to respite till next month the coming up of Mr. Herbert Aubrey, an officer of yours in Herefordshire. Ibid, p. 52.
Same to Lord Dartmouth, enclosing the petition and papers [missing] of Mathew Gibbon. Why has the money due upon his debentures not been paid out of the money issued for the service of the Ordnance? Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney enclosing the bills of incidents and salary bills of the Excise and Hearthmoney [Office]. As to the incidents you certify that the work is done. You are further to certify whether the bills be reasonable. And so also for the salaries. What salary is Mr. Noell to have for the additional work performed by him in relation to the Hearthmoney? Ibid.
Same to Lord Dartmouth to pay 150l. to Capt. John Temple for his service in weighing 20 great guns etc. in the West Indies. The Lord Treasurer will take care to shortly supply [to you] again the said money. Ibid, p. 53.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of a draft warrant from the Lord Treasurer to the King's Remembrancer (and every one to whose hands the writ of apprisement as follows may come) to forbear to issue any writ of delivery for any red Saunders wood seized before the beginning of next term, without warrant from the Lord Treasurer: it appearing that John Glover, one of the Customs officers, has lately seized in or about Margate Road a considerable quantity of such wood as forfeited to the King and has taken out a writ of appraisement by the name of Stockwood. Reference Book III, p. 54. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 34.
Same by same to Phil. Froud, esq. of the petition of Stephen Lilly, shewing that having been for above seven years last past Receiver of the revenue of the Post Office his said place is renewed, therefore desiring to know to what value he must give security, he paying the profits of said Office into the Exchequer weekly. Reference Book III, p. 54.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Francis Spendlove for renewal of his patent as Comptroller of Customs, Yarmouth port, his said patent being void by the death of Charles II. Ibid, pp. 55, 56, 58, 59.
of Job Dowle for the like as searcher of Gloucester port.
of Rowland Thrupp for the like as Customer Inwards, Bristol port.
of John Fitzherbert as Customer Outwards, Bristol port.
of Field Dunn as Customer of Berwick port.
of Christopher Barret as searcher in Yarmouth port.
of Tho. Lysons as Customer of the port of Kingston upon Hull.
of George Shepheard as Comptroller of Berwick port.
of John Needler as Comptroller of the Great and Petty Customs, London port.
of Ralph Williamson as Comptroller of Newcastle port, formerly granted to him on his surrender of a searcher's place, London port.
of Capt. Venn as Comptroller of Bridgwater port.
April 9. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners, of the petition of Jno. Wade, master of the Dove, of Weymouth, shewing that one Step. Decure hired the [said] ship to freight for a voyage to Maryland to load to bacco and return to Galloway with same: that he laded 112 hogsheads of tobacco and a parcel of bulk and carried same to Galloway [sic] in Ireland and there delivered it to one Lynch and Stephen Deane, who produced a counterfeit certificate of bond given in England according to the Act of Navigation, petitioner being but a common sailor, though he bore the name of master and the said Deane and Lynch were the principal men: therefore prays the discharge of his ship "there being no proceedings in the Exchequer as the petitioner can find." Reference Book III, p. 56.
Same by same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of John Bennett of Grays Inn, shewing that Sir Samuell Barnardiston, bart., was found guilty of publishing false and seditious papers and letters and has been fined 10,000l. whereupon process of extent issued to the sheriff of Suffolk to extend and seize his estate into the King's hands and thereupon the sheriff has seized his house called Brightwell and the lands thereto: therefore prays a grant of the premises at a reasonable rent. Ibid, p. 57.
Same by same to Sir Stephen Fox [late Paymaster of the Forces] of the petition of Sir Tho. Daniell on behalf of himself and four gunners and two soldiers included in his patent of Captain of Arcliffe Fort in Dover: petitioner shewing that in 1683 the late King made an establishment for the pay of the Castles within the Cinque ports by the Paymaster General [of the Forces] "and they have received the same till January, 1684–5: that there is 12 gunners, six of which have been paid; that the other six and Captain are payable out of the Exchequer, but [remain] yet unpaid: doubts it will cause disorder if they are not all paid alike": therefore prays an order for said arrears to pay himself and said gunners, being 97l. 6s. 8d. Ibid.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Martin Simonds, master of the Hope of Amsterdam of 100 tons burthen now in the Thames; petitioner shewing that he arrived lately from Amsterdam loaden with piece goods for which he paid duty, that being discharged and entered outwards two red herring barrels were put on board when he was nearly loaden "as containing only red herrings of English fishing and curing which are liable to no customs," but Peregrine Bertie on examination found therein a false package of wool and sand and only the tails of the herrings which appeared through the staffes of the casks and thereupon seized on petitioner and his ship, although neither petitioner nor his seamen were privy to the cheat: therefore prays a discharge. Ibid, p. 59.
April 9. Reference to Lord Dartmouth of the petition of Philip Doughty, esq. to the King; shewing that in 1672 by permission of Charles II. petitioner purchased of William Morgan the place or office of Clerk of his Majesty's stables, paying 1,000 guineas for same and petitioner was along with said place to enjoy for life certain lodgings, stable and coach houses in the Mews, great part of which [has been] rebuilt at petitioner's own charge; that soon after the King wanting for himself and the Queen several coach houses and a convenient piece of ground to erect them on, the Duke of Buckingham, then Master of the Horse, proposed that if petitioner would quit said premises and ground he would procure for him a grant for life of certain lodgings designed by the King to be built over the said coach houses; that petitioner readily consented and gave up possession and the said coach houses and lodgings were begun by Mr. Samuell, one of his Majesty's surveyors: but the money ordered by the King for that purpose fell short to finish same and the work stood still, whereupon petitioner proposed to furnish so much of his own money as would finish it, provided that instead of a term for life he might have a grant for 41 years of the designed lodgings: that the King consented thereto and ordered a patent for same and petitioner, not doubting thereof, disbursed 713l. of his own money as appears by a certificate of Sir Christopher Wren; about which time the Duke of Buckingham by the King's appointment surrendered his said office of Master of the Horse to the Duke of Monmouth with proviso that petitioner should not any way be prejudiced thereby; but notwithstanding all the promises the Duke of Monmouth gave he no sooner passed his patent for Master of the Horse but by his power [he] stopped the passing of petitioner's patent of said lodgings and for his own use possessed himself of them as also so far took the advantage of petitioner's religion (which soon after rendered [him] uncapable of enjoying any office to his Majesty) not only to defeat him of the said lodgings and money thereon expended, but [also of] the said office of Clerk of the Stables, Equerry and other places in reversion as by several warrants appears; all which places petitioner hoped in justice (as well as the rest of his Majesty's servants under his circumstances) to have been permitted to dispose thereof [by sale] which was absolutely refused him by said Duke nor his petitioner as yet had the least redress: further that there is due to him from the Receipt of the Exchequer above 2,600l. as appears by orders and certificates from the Auditor of the Receipt which renders him under very uneasy circumstances: therefore prays redress. Reference Book III, pp. 61–2.
April 9. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Cornelius Manley as by a reference from the King dated Whitehall, Mar. 30 last: petitioner desiring renewal of his patent of the office and place of Constableship of Harlech ("Harleigh") co. Merioneth and Principality of North Wales, with the annual fee of 50l.: same being during pleasure and now void by the King's death. Reference Book III, p. 62.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Capt. Edward Furlong, a King's waiter, Bristol port, shewing that his place being void and finding he must renew prays leave to resign or else his patent to be passed at the King's charge. Ibid, p. 63.
Same by same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney of the petition of Tho. Deare for a general receiver's place in the Hearthmoney, he having been bred up a lawyer and being recommended by Sir Tho. Mumpesson and Col. Windham. Ibid.
Same by same to Richd. Graham and Phil. Burton of the petition of Tho. Fisher, of London, as by a reference from the King dated Whitehall, April 6 inst.: petitioner shewing that in 1672 he purchased a toft whereon an ancient messuage adjoining the King's Arms Inn, near Holborn Bridge, London, did stand before the great fire in London, to which messuage several lights and watercourses did belong which did look into and had passage through the yard of said inn: that one John Parsons did upon the rebuilding of said inn so much encroach upon part of the foundation of said messuage where the said lights and watercourses formerly were that petitioner has been ever since hindered from rebuilding said messuage: that petitioner applied to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of London, according to the Act for the rebuilding the city and after great trouble did in Jan., 1682–3, obtain a decree against Jno. Seagood, the executor of said Parsons, and against Ferdinando Lockwood then and still the tenant of said inn: that in April following Seagood and Lockwood were bound in 200l. each to remove said obstructions within a month: yet same are not removed and Seagood and Lockwood have petitioned Chancery for a rehearing of said matters, although said decree of the Mayor and Aldermen ought to be without appeal: petitioner's charges and losses amount to 500l., including the darkening the lights of four of petitioner's adjoining houses, two of which have ever since stood empty: therefore having no remedy at law to have the said obstructions removed he prays that he may at his own charge cause their recognizances to be estreated into the Exchequer and there put them in suit, and that he may have what shall be thereby obtained. Ibid, pp. 63–4.
Appending: note of a certificate of petitioner's loyalty and of the truth of his case subscribed by the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, viz. James Smith, Mayor, Ja. Edwards, William Prichard, Jno. Moore, Robt. Geffery, Tho. Beckford, Jno. Chapman, Simon Lewis, Jonathan Raymond.
April 9. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney of the petition of Tho. Bassett, stationer, shewing that he served as stationer to the late Managers [Farmers] of the Hearthmoney during the whole of their time and was continued by the present Excise Commissioners, but they have lately dismissed him without reason stated: therefore prays to be continued as he has delivered over 300l. worth of goods into said office and has a great family to maintain, and serves the King with as good wares and as cheap as any other person. Reference Book III, p. 68.
Same by same to the Mint Commissioners of the petition of Visct. Grandison, Sir Edward Villiers, Knight Marshal, and Elianor Villiers: shewing that James I on the surrender of the place of Master Worker of the Mint by Sir Edward Villiers granted to him for 21 years a patent out of the profits of gold and silver thread and wire either imported or wrought here: that upon the former considerations Charles I granted to Barbara Villiers his [Sir Edward's] widow, a lease for the same term of years, "and a manufacture being settled here, the profits of the said grant came to nothing": that upon these considerations Charles I granted the [said] Lady Villiers a patent for 2d. per lb. tale Troy weight of silver [coined in the Mint] and another [patent] for 500l. per an. out of the Court of Wards: that Charles II in consideration that Lady Villiers had made little of them by ill payments and iniquity of the times and late disorders did by patent dated 1660, Aug. 20, grant to [the said] Dame Barbara Villiers, petitioners' mother, a patent of 2d. per lb. tale Troy weight of silver money [coined in the Mint] and by other patent of 23 Car. II added 10 years to the grant, viz. from 1681, Aug., to 1691, Aug.: that upon the alteration in the Mint by the Act of 1660 [sic erratum for 18 and 19 Car. II, c. 5] and proviso [in clause 12] therein it was ordered that Lady Villiers in consideration of her patent should have a compensation not exceeding 600l. per an. which was much less than the profit that came to her by the abovesaid patent: that Charles II by patent dated 1662–3, Jan. 6, granted her upon the said considerations an annuity of 500l. out of the rents and other duties arising of Post Fines etc. for 21 years from 1662, Sept. 29: that by patent of 1671, Aug. 26, Charles II added 10 years to this grant, viz. from 1683, Sept. 29, to 1693, Sept. 29: that by the death of said Dame Barbara Villiers and by her will and assignment the benefit of said letters patents is vested in petitioners. Therefore pray the Lord Treasurer to procure from the present King "the continuance of the favour for the unexpired time of the said patent." Ibid, p. 69.
Same by same to Marmaduke Darcy, George Benyon and Robt. Phillips, esq. of the petition of Francis Churchman, shewing that having applied to the late Treasury Lords for 217l. 14s. 4d. due [to him] for work done at his Majesty's Tennis Court at Windsor he obtained a reference thereon, but nothing further done: therefore prays another reference. Ibid, p. 71.
April 9. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of an order of reference from the King in Council of the petition as follows. Reference Book III, p. 73.
Prefixing: said order dated Whitehall, April 1 inst., made upon reading the petition of the Master, Wardens and Commonalty of Handgun makers, London, setting forth that James I granted them by patent leave to export handguns to Africa and other foreign parts in amity with this nation, whereby also they are strictly enjoined to view and prove all their guns and to mark them, by which proof at least a third part is continually destroyed; that other nations being under no such tie can afford guns much cheaper than petitioners, of which the Africa, Hudson's Bay and other Companies and merchants took advantage and buy all their handguns beyond sea, importing them in great quantities and shipping them out as English manufacture and sell them for such to the natives of those parts, which guns being very false and deceitful brings a great scandal to the English trade and tends to the utter ruin of petitioners and their art; and therefore praying relief: it is hereon hereby ordered that said petition be referred to the Lord Treasurer.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sarah White for extension of her lease of the farm of the Original Seal and Pre Fines in Carnarvon, Anglesea and Merioneth, under the yearly rent of 9l.: she having petitioned the late Treasurer Danby for a renewal and thereupon had a reference and a ratal of the particular, but the Treasury soon after altering into a Commission she petitioned the Commissioners to grant her a further lease which they seemed unwilling to do in regard no lease of that nature had been renewed [by them]" whereupon petitioner acquiesced, but finds that leases of the like nature have been since granted. Ibid, p. 74.
Warrant by same to same for a particular and ratal of several coppice woods within the manor of Calstock, called Harewood, Northealewood, Southhealewood, Grimscomb, and Castlewood with a small messuage built on one of them, with a view to a lease thereof to Henry Manaton for 99 years terminable on three lives under the old rent of 8l. 10s. 0d. per an. and fine of 132l. viz. 102l. to buy off the increased rent and 30l. for adding a third life. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 37–8.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on said Manaton's petition for same. The premises were valued by the Parliamentary survey at 35l. 10s. 0d. per an. above the old rent of 8l. 10s. 0d. This is esteemed more than they are now worth. They were in the possession of Edmund Fowell, at the Restoration, in right of his wife Alicia, formerly wife of John Connock as the survivor of three lives granted 4 Car. I. Fowell had a reversionary grant in 1661 for [the lives of] his two sons, John and Henry, at the old rent and 12l. per an. de incremento for the moiety of the increased value. This has lain heavy on the estate as the profits arise by fall of the coppices which are not usually cut under 14 years. The said Alice died in 1663. By the rules 8½ years' purchase must be paid to buy off the increased rent.
April 9. Money warrant for 16,000l. to John Knight, gent., as imprest for such goods, wares or provisions as Marmaduke Darcy, George Benyon and Robt. Philips shall pursuant to Treasury warrant buy for his Majesty's service [in the Great Wardrobe]. (Money order dated April 14 hereon.) Money Book VI, p. 38. Order Book I, p. 14.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to William Roberts, Receiver of revenues for the Honor and Castle of Windsor, to pay 70l. to Charles Bowles for two years' rent to Christmas last for his house at Windsor which was hired of him by the Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain, for Signor Verrio to live in. Money Book VI, p. 38.
Same by same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in the accounts of William Hewer, Treasurer for the affairs of the late garrison of Tangier, 30l. paid by him (by Treasurer Rochester's direction) to Jane Ennis and 8l. similarly paid to Jane Urquhart as royal bounty in consideration of the loss of their husbands, officers in the Earl of Dumbarton's Regiment at Tangier and slain there, same being to enable them to transport themselves and families to Ireland. Ibid, p. 39.
Same by same to same to similarly allow in said Hewer's accounts the following payments made by direction of the late Treasury Lords. Ibid.
l. s. d.
by letter dated Dec. 2 last: to three widows 5l. each as royal bounty 15 0 0
to a discharged soldier 9 10 6
to Nathl. Johnson for Lady day quarter's salary as city serjeant at Tangier 5 0 0
by letter dated Dec. 3: to Mr. Clench for half a year's salary as purveyor for the victuals here [sic for Tangier] to 1682, April 14 26 0 0
by letter dated Dec. 23: to Robt. Harris as the King's bounty 5 0 0
by letter dated Jan. 19: to 10 discharged soldiers in full of their arrears 60 0 0
by letter dated Jan. 20: to several discharged soldiers for ditto 172 7 10
advanced to several poor people on account of money due to them from the King 254 17 4
£547 12 8
April 10. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to send to the Lord Treasurer the abstract as in (a) infra. Also send an officer to the Duchess of Portsmouth's lodgings in Whitehall to view her goods in order to their being transported to France. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 52.
Appending: (a) paper [? from the Clerk of the Council to the Lord Treasurer] desiring an abstract of every year's importation and exportation since 1664 of all lawns and cambric and of all such Holland and Flanders linen as is valued in the Book of Rates at 5s. per ell: with the number of pieces and of ells.
Likewise an abstract of the numbers of pieces of all calicoes (unmixed with silver, gold or silk) imported and exported: for same years.
Likewise an abstract of calicoe lawns imported and exported in same years.
April 10. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Philip Froud, esq. of the petition of Dorothy Robinson, shewing that the late King granted her a pension of 60l. per an. in consideration of her husband's troubles in settling the Post Office and of her great want: and praying a continuation of said pension. Reference Book III, p. 56.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Bernard Greenville (Greeneville) of the office of Comptroller General of the accounts of Wine Licence revenue: with power to inspect, examine and control all the books, entries and accounts of the Commissioners, Receivers General or Cashiers, accountants, clerks and other officers employed: to hold during pleasure as amply as lately enjoyed by Henry Howard by grant from Charles II: with the salary of 200l. per an. payable quarterly from Lady day last: he to give accounts from time to time of the produce of said revenue to the Lord Treasurer and to observe the orders and instructions of the said Lord Treasurer in all matters relating to said office. King's Warrant Book X, p. 76.
Two royal sign manuals for respectively 500l. and 546l. 10s. 10d. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal of Feb. 27 last. (Two money warrants dated April 13 hereon. Two money orders dated April 14 hereon.) Ibid, p. 77. Money Book VI, p. 40. Order Book I, p. 14.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the yearly salary or allowance of 380l. to Nathaniell Lodington, esq. as Consul at Tripoly: to be payable quarterly as from Lady day last. King's Warrant Book X, p. 77.
Same to same for a same for the instalment of the First Fruits of Thomas Ken, D.D., as Bishop of Bath and Wells: same to be payable in three instalments of 119l. 19s. 6d. on 1685–6, Jan. 21, 119l. 19s. 6d. on 1686–7, Jan. 21, 239l. 19s. 1½d. on 1687–8, Jan. 21 (total 479l. 18s. 1½d.): on the personal bonds of said bishop only and with the usual clause for any remaining liability thereof to cease at avoidance. Ibid, pp. 78–9.