Entry Book: April 1686

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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 1686

April 24. Reference by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Doughty, "who was collector of the Customs at Yarmouth and became indebted to the King in a great sum of money and by an extent his goods were seized to the value of 227l. 7s. 6d. besides 1,250l. paid by his sureties and 700l. in bills of exchange; and is still a prisoner in the Fleet for the same, although at large notwithstanding it costs him 20l. a year for his fees, he is now a lieutenant under the Duke of Norfolk": therefore prays to be discharged, "he paying to his Majesty's Exchequer 20l. per an. out of his pay." Reference Book III, p. 336.
Royal letters patent constituting [Sir] John Powel (a Serjeant at Law) as a Justice of Common Pleas. King's Warrant Book X, p. 420.
April 26. Same constituting Sir Thomas Powys Solicitor General, during pleasure: with the fees, etc. as enjoyed by Heneage Finch, esq. or any other his predecessors. King's Warrant Book XI, p. 199.
April 29. Royal letters patent constituting Sir Job Charlton (a Serjeant at Law) to be a Justice of the counties of Denbigh and Montgomery in as ample manner etc. as is usual in the counties of Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesea and according to the statute for the Dominion of Wales and the custom and ordinance of Henry VIII and Edw. VI: his patent to be passed without fine in the Hanaper. King's Warrant Book XI, pp. 19, 28–9.
The like for same to same as same in cos. Cheshire and Flint in as ample form as Sir Geoffrey Palmer, Sir George Jeffryes, Sir Edward Herbert or Sir Edward Lutwich: and because the said Charlton has been an officer of the Crown for 25 years in legal offices and is senior to the other Justices and Barons of the Courts at Westminster he is hereby to have precedence next after the Chief Justices and Chief Baron of the Exchequer pro temp. and is to wear the vestments and insignia of a Justice of the King's Bench.