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Entry Book: January 1687, 16-31

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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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January 1687, 16-31

Jan. 17. Money warrant for 375l. to Robert Earl of Sunderland for 1686, Christmas quarter, as President of the Privy Council. (Money order dated Jan. 19 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 5. Order Book II, p. 5.
Treasury warrant [to Visct. Ossulston] to pay Phillip Frowde 4,125l. 5s. 9d. in the method prescribed by the award, supra, pp. 1131, 1139–40, by the late Treasurer Rochester. Money Book VIII, p. 5.
Henry Guy to Sir Patrick Trant. Send to the Treasury Lords with all speed your accounts of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty in Barbados and the Leeward Islands for the time you were concerned in the farm of it. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 8.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from the Lieutenant Governor and Assembly at Montserrat. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Bridgman. The Treasury Lords desire that for the King's service the bill for the invention for extracting metalline bodies etc. may be amended in his Majesty's presence so that the patentees may be obliged to pay and account yearly. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests and Mr. Squib for a true state up to Christmas last of the debt due to the King from Mr. Prettyman [for his receipts of First Fruits and Tenths]. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the exportation, Customs free, of goods as in Monsieur de Lobell's petition in regard they were brought over for the King's use and have been viewed by their Majesties in the Banqueting House, where they have been retained ten months. but the King did not think fit to buy them. Ibid, pp. 9–10.
Appending: said Delobell's petition, enumerating the said goods (silks, tapestry, lace, ribbon, point d'Espagne or et argent); further complaining that after having furnished a bed and a dais for their Majesties in the hope of getting 4,000 pieces for same he has only been offered 3,223 [pieces] although it is recorded in the books of the Great Wardrobe that he should receive 4,000, and though they have been valued at 6,000 pieces in the Customs, and now after making petitioner wait eleven months Custom is demanded on the goods which the King has not bought.
Same to same to report what employment in the Customs Francis Guy is qualified for. Ibid, pp. 11–12.
Appending: said Guy's petition shewing that he bought for 1,500l. the place of clerk to the Mercers Company, and some months after reconciled himself to the Roman Catholic Church: the Company were very much incensed against him and made their complaint to the Lord Chancellor, who ordered Mr. Guy to sell his place, which he was forced to do at a loss of 800l.; also upon his change of religion several of his clients deserted him and his disgrace being public in the City it turned to the discouragement of others "that are disposed to embrace it": he is an attorney by profession, used to the law and a good accomptant, whence he is judged by Mr. Brent, and others that know him, very fit to serve the King in the place of one of the five clerks under the Treasury Lords or in a place under the Customs Commissioners and if granted will help to take off that discouragement which his disgrace in the City and detriment of fortune may occasion to others.
Jan. 17. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Bennet Richards shewing that his father for his loyalty was forced beyond seas to the utter ruin of himself and family and that petitioner has served both by land and sea until dismissed on account of his religion, as he also was from his offices in the Custom House, Excise and Hearthmoney Office, therefore praying reinstatement in the Customs. (Reference cancelled on Jan. 24 on a similar petition: and instead thereof the said Commissioners are desired to present him for employment.) Reference Book V, pp.1, 3.
Jan. 18. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal for a grant to Sir Charles Gaudy, kt. and bart., of all the Crown's title to the estate real and personal of John Revans, late of Saxtead, co. Suffolk, a felo de se who about 1685, Mar. 26, hanged himself; reserving to all persons and bodies politic and corporate and to the King's Almoner their respective rights in the said estate. King's Warrant Book XII, p. 3.
Treasury warrant for the execution of the late Treasurer Rochester's warrant of 1685–6, Mar. 6, supra, p. 635, for Samuel Langford's salary as a King's waiter, London port. Money Book VIII, pp. 5, 6. Disposition Book VI, p. 3.
The like for the similar warrant of 1685, Dec. 10, supra, p. 479, for James Pearse's salary as a same.
(Letter from Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier in each case to pay same.)
Same for the execution of the unsatisfied remainder of a money order dated Oct. 23 last, ut supra, p. 941, for 10,000l. to Thomas Neale for the service of the Mint. Order Book II, p. 4.
Appending: memorandum of the payment by Teller Loving of 3,700l. Oct. 27 last in part of said order.
Same for same of a same of Dec. 20 last, ut supra, p. 1082, for 264l. 3s. 11d. to John Walker for necessaries for the Exchequer Court in 1686, Michaelmas term. Ibid.
Same for same of a same dated Jan. 4 inst., ut supra, p. 1135, for 26l. 13s. 4d. to John Potenger. Ibid, p. 5.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the branches of the revenue directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer: viz.: Disposition Book VI, p. 4.
Out of the Customs. l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy in further part of 400,000l. for the [Naval service for the] year beginning at Lady day last 4,000 0 0
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 3,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 600 0 0
Out of the imposition on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Navy in part of 400,000l. as above — 3,400 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 1,000 0 0
Out of the Excise.
to the Treasurer of the Navy in part of abovesaid 400,000l. 6,600 0 0
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 4,000 0 0
to the Queen in further part of one quarter 2,000 0 0
Out of Hearthmoney.
to me [Guy] for secret service in full of 3,600l. 11s. 4d. 1,000 11 4
to Mr. Graham for the Privy Purse 500 0 0
to the Cofferer of the Household 2,500 0 0
Out of the Post Office money.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 400 0 0
(Henry Guy, dated same, to the Customs Cashier and to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the respective papers of disposition of the cash of those revenues for the present week; said papers including only the above three Customs, three Excise and three Hearthmoney items.)
Jan. 18. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed paper [missing] of reasons offered by Jerome Nipho for his Majesty's passing the bill for preventing frauds and other inconveniences in the bargains and sales of trading ships, hoys and other navigating vessels. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 10.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to advise what security Mr. Lloyd should give for his office of Paymaster of the Works. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners not to demand Customs on Mr. De Lobell's goods, either those which are to be transported [back to France] or those which were sold to the King. Ibid.
Same to the officers of the Mint for an account of all the debts and arrears which are owing in the Office of the Mint; distinguishing those accrued under the late King and those under the present King. Ibid, p. 11.
Same to the Commissioners of the [Navy] Victualling for a certificate what provisions have been delivered by you to Capt. Shales, Commissary of the provisions for the Army, or to his agents, and how far he has satisfied you [by paying] for same. The King is not to allow in the Navy Victualling accounts any provisions delivered to Shales, but he [Shales] is to pay for them himself. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners and Receiver General in the Alienation Office to make no further payments on Mr. Morrice's pension out of the profits of the Alienation Office until further warrant from the Treasury Lords; the said pension having been hitherto paid without any warrants from the Treasury. Ibid.
Treasury warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ James Collins as a land-waiter, Bristol port loco. Joshua Savage, lately removed to be landwaiter in London port. Out Letters (Customs) XI, pp. 1–5.
Charles Green (riding surveyor at Uphill) as landwaiter, Bristol port loco. Owen Connor, lately removed to be landwaiter, London port.
Henry Percy as boatman, Newhaven loco. John Vivian, lately dismissed.
Allen Goffe (a tidesman extraordinary, London port) as a tidesman in fee ibid. loco. Erasmus Evans, lately preferred to be tidesurveyor ibid.
John Hunt (waiter and searcher at Brighthelmstone) as customer and collector in Newhaven and Lewes: to act for the Customer's fees at Newhaven and 20l. per an. from the King according to the new establishment lately approved by the late Treasurer Rochester.
Thomas Bushell as boatman and tidesman, Liverpool port loco. Henry Stevenson, lately deceased.
Richard Millard as boatman at Bewdsey Ferry, Ipswich port loco. James Carter, lately dismissed.
Richard Todd (waiter and searcher at Manningtree in Ipswich port) as tidesurveyor at Harwich loco. Thomas Weston, who relinquishes same.
Nicholas Woolverton as waiter and searcher at Manningtree loco. said Todd.
Joseph Bowles as same at Faversham loco. Henry Spratt, preferred to be surveyor of Ipswich port.
Evan Morris as boatman at Nangle in Milford port loco. John Grant, lately deceased.
Robert Manly (an extraordinary tidesman, London port) as a tidesman in fee ibid. loco. John Bassendine, who is to be removed to a watchman's place ibid.
Michaell Whittell as landwaiter, Cowes port loco. William Bowles, lately preferred to be collector of Chichester port.
Edmond Gethings as tidesman in Lynn Regis port loco. Richard Garmson, lately relinquished.
Francis Bucer a boatman at Colchester loco. John Mallett, lately removed to Bricklesea in said port.
William Gibbs as waiter and searcher at Portland in Weymouth port loco. Oliver Lawrence, relinquished.
John Seacombe as waiter and searcher in Falmouth port loco. John Hutchins, lately removed to be waiter and searcher at Plymouth.
Roger Pedley as waiter and searcher at Wells in Lynn Regis port loco. John Dent, lately deceased.
John Dyer as surveyor, waiter and searcher at Pagham Point in Chichester port loco. Robert Bradshaw, lately dismissed.
Christopher Eyre (waiter in Hull port) as Collector of Rye port, a member of Chichester, at 60l. per an. salary loco. Robert Hall, lately dismissed, who by the establishment approved by the late Treasurer Rochester was to act for his patent salary and fees.
Jeremy Slowe as an additional watchman to attend abovestairs [London port] and John Bassendine (a tidesman in fee) and Thomas Wainwright to fill up the vacancies of the death of Gilbert Clifton and Thomas Harding, two of the watchmen, London port: by reason that Richard Kent, Customs Cashier, has proposed (because the charge of the cash in his hands is greatly increased by the new Impositions) that there may be such an additional watchman as above.
The office of waiter and searcher at Carham in Berwick port to be suppressed and the 20l. per an. salary of the waiter there (as also the 10l. per an. salary of one of the tidesmen at Berwick now vacant by the relinquishment of Phillip Orpheurs) are to be employed for establishing two officers, waiters and searchers, at 15l. per an. each, one to reside at Budle and the order at Alnmouth: the said officers to be respectively Gilbert Swinhoe and Thomas Orde: all as proposed by James Waring, customer and collector of Berwick port.
Jan. 18. Treasury warrant to William Middleton to enquire what moneys collected for the redemption of English captives [in Barbary] are detained in any person's hands "as also of any other moneys that do belong to his Majesty and anywhere concealed and detained" so that care may be taken for speedy recovery thereof. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 1.
Jan. 20. Money warrant for 150l. to Thomas Newton, woodward of Whittlewood and Salcey Forests, 100l. thereof as in lieu of poundage on 2,000l. worth of coarse timber felled there in 1685 and 1686 and the remaining 50l. for five years to Sept. 29 last on his patent fee of 10l. per an. (Money order dated Feb. 10 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 6. Order Book II, p. 13.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. The Treasury Lords have agreed that Mr. Cranfeild shall be made a Commissioner of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty in Barbados loco. Mr. Gascoigne, who is supposed to be cast away. Take his security. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 12.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to estimate for the repairs of pales and lodges in Windsor Great Park which is in Mr. May's custody. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, the goods of Count Caunitz, the Envoy from the Emperor. Ibid.
Appending: note signed by John Philipp Hoffman, "the Emperor's [Envoy's] Secretary," of said goods which are in the hands of the officers at Dover (seven cases, five thereof containing 64 pictures and three [? cases containing] books, "and in the other two there is five pieces of ordinary tapestry hangings"): all for the Envoy's own use.
Same to Mr. Pepys. The Customs Commissioners are informed by Mr. Weaver, collector at Portsmouth, that on the 10th inst. at 11 p.m. William Hodges, who commanded the harbour guard boat, and with him one Beasly, with eight oars in their boat, came with violence on board the Custom House boat, which had only two men in her, as they were rowing about to prevent frauds and carried them on board one of the guard ships and detained them there some time. This is not the only instance of this kind. It is the King's pleasure that directions be given [by the Admiralty] to the officers of the Navy and the commanders of the guard ships and boats that the Customs officers on producing their deputations may be quietly permitted and assisted in the performance of their duty by night as well as day, otherwise the Customs revenue will be in great danger. Ibid, p. 13.
Same to Sir Robert Holmes. The late Treasurer Rochester referred to the Customs Commissioners your letter and papers concerning wrecks in the Isle of Wight. They reported thereon Dec. 29 last. They now desire the Treasury Lords to give order for delivery of the custody of the goods in question according to the purport of the late order in Council. I enclose a copy [missing] of said order in Council and desire you to cause the said goods to be forthwith put into the custody of the Customs officers. Ibid.
Jan. 20. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Lady Francis [Frances] Ricardy, shewing that her father, the late Marquess of Winchester, by his loyalty gave her a title to royal favour under her present circumstances of not being at ease in her fortune, her husband being a Catholic and having lived in England 25 years, whereby he is not only master of the language, but also of his pen in all things relating to accounts, etc.: therefore prays some employment for him under the Customs. Reference Book V, p. 1.
Jan. 21. Treasury warrant to the Receipt to levy tallies to discharge the baronet fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Humphry Wynch. Money Book VIII, p. 7.
Same for the execution of a warrant of 1685–6, Mar. 2, supra, p. 625, for Sutton Oglethorpe's salary as searcher of Carlisle port. (Henry Guy, dated same, to the Customs Cashier to pay same accordingly.) Ibid, p. 11. Disposition Book VI, p. 6.
Same for same of a warrant of Dec. 16 last, supra, p. 1078, for Thomas Alcock's salary as a King's waiter, Bristol port. (The like letter from Henry Guy.) Money Book VIII, p. 11. Disposition Book VI, p. 6.
Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier to pay Sir John Banks 25l. 4s. 7d. for interest on an East India Company bond of the value of 839l. 6s. 4d. from 1685, July 1, to Dec. 31. Disposition Book VI, p. 5.
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton for a certificate of the charge the King has been at in the prosecution of the rebels in the West, in executing commissions to find their estates and allowances to sheriffs and others for charges incident thereto. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 14.
Same to the Attorney General to report on (a) infra advising therein with Mr. Fisher, Deputy Surveyor of Crown Lands. Ibid.
Appending: (a) proposals by Mr. Reading ("against whom the address annexed [missing] was made") proposing to settle Monsieur James Fitz James in the legal and quiet possession of lands in the Level at Hatfield Chase (formerly the Crown's), worth above 2,000l. per an., and to effect this in a month without any charge to the King: (1) by transferring his interest in the arrears of taxes of Sewers which those lands are under, the which the Commissioners of Sewers in consideration of 10,000l. which they adjudged themselves to be indebted to him [Reading] have decreed to him and his assigns and whereunto the royal assent is given and which the House of Lords has confirmed. (2) By the King's renewing the Commission of Sewers for said Level and their making a sale or long lease of the said lands so in arrear; which by law and their oaths they will be obliged to do. (3) By the King's granting a lease of 400 acres thereof in the manor of Everton belonging to the now vacant see of York, but never having paid one penny of rent to it. (4) And a lease of 1,800 acres in the King's manor of Misson, in the Duchy of Cornwall, and granted formerly for three lives, of which two are spent. Moreover, the fee farm rent of 1,228l. 17s. 0d. per an. reserved by Charles I upon the improved lands within said Level and afterwards granted to the Duke of Buckingham in fee, has not yielded to the Duke above 400l. per an. and there is a vast arrear of nomine poenas as well as rents due to his Grace. But upon the settlement of that Level which Reading hath now effected (the sheriff being commanded to keep Reading in possession and ready to depute such person thereunto as he [Reading] shall nominate) the whole rent will be most certainly got. If the King please, the Duke's interest may at this time be had upon easy terms and then the same may according to law be so managed that the whole of that Level may most certainly be made your Majesty's and made worth above 10,000l. per an.
Jan. 21. Henry Guy to Mr. Fisher to join the Attorney General in the above reference. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 15.
Same to Sir John Ernle to peruse the draft of the account, for the year ended Lady day last, of Stephen Lilly, Receiver of the revenue of the General Post Office. Mr. Frowde and Mr. Aldworth will attend you therein. You are to consider what vouchers are wanting for the time past and how the same are to be supplied; as likewise of the best method for establishing the management of this branch of the revenue for the future. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Sir Robert Sawyer, Attorney General, of the petition of Henry Sidney to the King; petitioner shewing that his brother Algernoon Sidney was at his death indebted in 1,500l. to petitioner and that the late King granted petitioner all debts and personal estate of said Algernoone at the time of his conviction; that petitioner is thereby entitled to a debt of 1,000l. which by the death of the late Earl of Leicester survived to the said Algernoon, being due from one Richard Nelmes, for security of which he [Nelmes] mortgaged to said Algernoon the Rectory and tithes of Burcott, but Nelmes' title thereto being controverted it is uncertain whether petitioner will recover anything: further petitioner is advised that the general terms of his grant do not pass the said mortgage, but only the equity thereof, so that petitioner can only sue for the said mortgaged estate in the King's name: therefore prays a grant of said mortgaged estate. Reference Book V, pp. 1–2.
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton of the petition of Rupert Browne for payment of 7,000l. in the hands of Mr. Curson and of 3,300l. (and three years' interest) lent [to] Col. Vernon and 68l. 11s. 9d. which he [petitioner] paid for reserved rent. Ibid, p. 2.
Same to Owen Wynne, Warden [of the Mint], Tho. Neale, Master Worker, and James Hoare, Comptroller of the Mint, of the petition of Joseph Hart for the office of balance maker to the Mint, his father having been balance maker to the Mint under the late and present King and petitioner being well skilled in the art and now doing business for the said Office. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Peirce, one of the five undersearchers, London port, for Robert Williamson to be admitted as his deputy. Ibid.
Jan. 21. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Mansergh for employment in the Customs, he having been bred in such service and always loyal. Reference Book V, p. 2.
Same to William Hewer of the petition of John Coy, Zac Tiffin and Tho. St. John, officers [late] at Tangier: shewing that in accordance with the order of Sept. 27 last they gave in their accounts, "but conceiving the said order to be granted on the difficulties formerly raised upon payment of the last six months' [pay] ordered them by his Majesty, which upon their representation he [the King] then thought reasonable to dispense with, and forasmuch as 16 Companies of the Earl of Dunbarton's Regiment, four Irish Independent Companies and the Company of Pioneers who served there were paid according to the muster rolls and the method always practised in the payment of his Majesty's Forces" therefore pray that after so many hardships and long waiting they may not be worse used than others in the same service and that they may be ordered means for their speedy return to their quarters. Ibid, p. 3.
Jan. 24. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay out of the compositions as follow the sum of 143l. 15s. 9d. expended in the discovery of the frauds as follow and to place the 373l. 16s. 3d. remainder to the King's account and to quit from all further prosecution the compounders therein as follows: all by reason that upon discovery of the frauds of the officers of London port in 1683, upon which divers officers were detected and discharged and divers merchants and others were charged with frauds and concealments, but the penalties thereof were for the most part out of time to be recovered by law and the evidence in some cases not particular or certain enough, wherefore the said persons were treated with and prevailed with to deposit the sums as follow, amounting in all to 517l. 12s. 0d., in the hands of the Receiver General of Customs: whereupon the Customs Commissioners in their report of the 17th inst. propose that they be quiet from all further prosecution and trouble by reason thereof. Money Book VIII, pp. 9–10; VII, pp. 21–2.
Appending: schedule of said composition moneys: Mr. Rascoe, 38l.; Mr. Garland, 7l. 12s. 0d.; Mr. Vanhuson, 9l.; Mr. Delaport, 6l.; Mr. Vansittert, 14l.; Mr. Parker, 40l.; John Cooper, 5l.; Mr. Hillersdon, 60l.; Mr. Dennis, 60l.; Mr. Starke, 50l.; Mr. Drybutter, 60l.; Capt. Shoell, 8l.; Mr. Pickering, 20l.; Jno. Lloyd, 40l.; Edward Roads, 10l.; Jos. Eaton, 20l.; William Deworth, 5l.; John Marlow, 2l.; Jos. Sturt, 12l. 10s. 0d.; Jacob David, 12l. 10s. 0d.; Marke Prowdfoot, 18l.; John Nicholls, 20l.; the schedule being certified by William Jones, one of the Tellers under Richard Kent, Receiver General of Customs.
Same for the execution of a money order of Dec. 29 last, supra, p. 1104, for 10,000l. to William Hewer for the arrears due to the garrison of Tangier. Order Book II, p. 6.
Same for same of a same of Jan. 3 inst., supra, p. 1115, for 569l. 5s. 7d. to said William Hewer for interest. Ibid.
Jan. 24. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to Mris. Harbord's lodgings in the Piazza, Covent Garden, to seal up her and Capt. Russell's goods which are going for Holland. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 15.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed Proposal [missing] concerning the licensing of alehouses. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Neale [Master Worker of the Mint] to forthwith direct 1,000 Healing medals to be delivered to James Graham [Keeper of the Privy Purse]. The Treasury Lords will take care to provide money for them. Ibid.
Same to same for an account of what sums of money you have received for Coinage Duty since the passing of that [Coinage] Act, and of what part thereof you have expended for the service of the Mint. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the goods of the Earl of Clarendon to be imported at Chester from Ireland, Customs free and unopened. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed papers [missing] concerning some goods belonging to the Duchess of Norfolk. Ibid, p. 16.
Same to same to the like effect concerning the goods of Sir Charles Porter, Lord Chancellor of Ireland. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hall [First Secondary in the Office of the King's Remembrancer]. Mr. Lloyd is to give 2,000l. security for his office of Paymaster of Works. Enquire into the sufficiency of his proposed sureties as in the enclosed paper [missing]. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton to attend the Treasury Lords with the commission issued to enquire into several matters in the Forest of Delamere. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on (a) infra. Ibid, pp. 16–17.
Appending: (a) memorial from Capt. Kackers touching a small vessel of the African Company of the Elector of Brandenburg, seized and sold at Yarmouth. The said Kackers, a Captain of Marine of the said Elector, equipped a little vessel or yacht, called Le Kivit, at Emden for Guinea, laden only with provisions and 295 bars of iron for the service of his [Electoral Highness's] fort of Fredericsburg; and entrusted said ship to Elias Leinge with orders to go straight to Guinea, but Leinge after several days at sea made for Yarmouth, where he tried to sell the iron, which, being unable to sell, he finally gave to Capt. Milleson, Commander of the Artillery in the fort, for 8l. sterling; then the churchwardens of the parish of Holleston [Gorleston] maliciously suggested to him to sell his provisions of salt meat, which he did, and thereupon they seized the vessel, sold it for a small sum and appropriated the money after giving part to the Customs officers. This was so notorious at Yarmouth that everybody cried out upon it. Therefore prays, in the name of the Elector of Brandenburg, for said ship and iron to be returned; especially as the matter concerns a Company which is under the protection of a prince so friendly to the King of England, as is the said Elector.
Jan. 24. Henry Guy to Mr. Hewer to stop out of the pay due to Capt. Mackenny, Commander of a Troop of Horse in the late garrison of Tangier, 21l. with interest being due to Andrew Archer by bond dated 1682, Dec. 27, which bond is now the property of William Bowtell. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 18.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ George Hammond as waiter and searcher at St. Ives loco. John Lanyon, dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XI, p. 5.
Thomas Barber (waiter and searcher at Whitstable) as a coastwaiter, London port loco. George Bishopp, who being in prison for debt cannot attend the King's service and was lately dismissed.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of John Cholmley of London, brewer, shewing that having found out an art to clear and [re] fine the thick worts of beer and ale he is willing to discover the whole of the said art, which will be very useful and profitable to all brewers and very much advance the revenue of Excise: therefore praying a patent for the same. Reference Book V, p. 3.
Treasury warrant to the Exchequer for the issue of such process as the Agents for Arrears of Taxes shall desire for recovery of the following arrears of assessments. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 1.
Prefixing: schedule of said arrears.
co. Cardigan: J. Davis Receiver; 8l. 2s. 4d. arrears on last Six Months' Assessment.
co. Gloucester: J. Langley Receiver; 292l. 3s. 4d. arrear on ditto.
co. Oxford: W. Levett Receiver; 54l. 12s. 11d. arrear on ditto.
co. Somerset: J. Tooker Receiver; 234l. 18s. 4d. arrear on ditto.
co. Monmouth: C. Williams Receiver; 15l. 17s. 6d. arrear on ditto.
Haverford West: no Receiver; 44l. 4s. 0d. arrear on ditto.
co. Surrey: Ro. Coke Receiver; 24l. 17s. 2d. arrear on ditto and 52l. 12s. 8d. on the last twelve months [of the last Eighteen Months' Assessment].
South Wales: M. Stradling Receiver; 806l. arrear on the first six months [of said Eighteen Months' Assessment]; 732l. 16s. 4d. on the last twelve months thereof; 381l. 10s. 10d. on the last Six Months' Assessment.
co. Chester: R. Hollinshed Receiver; 233l. arrear on the said first six months; 2,000l. 13s. 0d. on the said last twelve months.
co. Salop: R. Cressett Receiver; 1,954l. arrear on said first six months: Mr. Hosier Receiver; 105l. 16s. 8d. arrear on said last Six Months' Assessment.
Four Northern Counties: J. Basire Receiver; 35l. 13s. 9d. arrear on the Seventeen Months' Assessment; 40l. 3s. 8d. on the said last twelve months; 13l. 9s. 9d. on the said last Six Months' Assessment.
London: Col. Howard Receiver; 1,335l. 7s. 8d. arrear on the Seventeen Months' Assessment; 159l. 5s. 6d. on the said first six months.
co. Middlesex: Col. Howard Receiver; 115l. 0s. 2d. arrear on the Seventeen Months' Assessment; 113l. 16s. 9d. on the said first six months; 51l. 4s. 3d. on said last Six Months' Assessment.
co. Lancaster: C. Marsden Receiver; 30l. 8s. 6d. arrear on said last Six Months' Assessment: Mr. Starkey Receiver; 212l. 6s. 8d. arrear on said last twelve months. (Total arrears, 1,486l. 1s. 7d. on the Seventeen Months' Tax; 3,266l. 2s. 3d. on the first six months [of the last Eighteen Months' Assessment]; 3,038l. 12s. 4d. on the last twelve months of same; 1,257l. 5s. 7d. on the last Six Months' Assessment.)
Jan. 24. Treasury constitution and appointment of Wendiver Lowndes to collect and receive the arrears of the Poll due from the members of the Royal Household as in the schedule annexed [missing, see supra, p. 1043], they being returned in arrear in the accounts of William Ashburnham, late Cofferer of the Household, and not having yet paid same. All officers, etc. to assist said Lowndes herein. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 2.
Royal letter to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to give all necessary orders from time to time for payment of the pension of 100l. per an. which the King is pleased to allow to James, Visct. Ikerrin, in consideration of the sufferings of his family. The said annuity or pension is to be placed on the list of pensions in the present establishment of Ireland and in all future establishment thereof: to be payable during pleasure as from Christmas last. Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 5.
Jan. 25. Money warrant for 800l. to Philip Burton as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated Jan. 26 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 7. Order Book II, p. 6.
Treasury warrant to said Burton to pay 400l. to Richard Graham for Crown Law causes. Money Book VIII, p. 7.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay Sir John Bankes 25l. 4s. 7d. ut supra, p. 1156. Ibid, p. 8.
Same for the execution of the unsatisfied remainder of a money order dated Sept. 1 last, supra, p. 892, for 1,248l. 0s. 5½d. to Richard Visct. Preston for extraordinaries as late Envoy Extraordinary to France. Order Book II, p. 5.
Appending: recordatur of the payment of 1,000l. hereon Sept. 8 last by Teller Sir George Downing.
Henry Guy to Viset. Falkland, Treasurer of the Navy. You have left a note with the Treasury Lords of 3,238l. 19s. 1d. as due to 1685–6, Mar. 24, to his Majesty's yachts Charlot, Isabella, Kitchin and Mary. Will the said yachts be put out of pay by the payment of this sum? Out Letters (General) XI, p. 18.
Same to Mr. Burton to join the Attorney General in moving the Lord Chancellor for an order that the 600l. paid into the Chancery Court in a cause against Baxter et al. in pursuance of a decree of that Court for the maintenance of a chaplain at Chelsea Hospital, may be forthwith paid into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Jan. 25. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Kent, Receiver General and Cashier of Customs and of the new duties granted by several late Acts of Parliament; shewing that he is obliged to keep more clerks to make five distinct accounts for the auditors and [is likewise] to bear the loss [on bad moneys, etc.] in receiving and paying; besides the [fact that the] bonds and debentures which have gone through his hands for near two years past [are] above one third more than heretofore [and all this] without any additional salary: therefore prays some further allowance. Reference Book V, p. 4.
Same to Auditor Aldworth of Stephen Lilly's account of the [Office charges of the] Post Office for the quarter ended Christmas last. Ibid, pp. 10–11.
Prefixing: said account as certified by Philip Frowde and as attested by weekly certificates delivered to the late Treasurer Rochester.
l. s. d. l. s. d.
Incident charges
Oct. 4 7 13 11
" 11 74 7 6
" 18 96 10 8
" 25 13 13 2
Nov. 1 2 8 10
" 8 23 16 0
" 15 19 3 2
" 29 13 1 7
Dec. 6 5 12 9
" 13 14 5 0
" 20 7 3 10
" 25 12 3 3
297 17 9
weekly wages paid to letter carriers at the rate of 25l. 10s. 0d. per week for the abovesaid period 318 15 0
for returned letters
Nov. 1 20 6 10
" 29 19 10 8
Dec. 25 19 19 3
59 16 9
money paid to postmasters
Oct. 25 78 9 9
Nov. 8 31 12 10
110 2 7
[paid] on Sir Samll. Moreland's [pension] account 125 0 0
£911 12 1
The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. By directions some time since given by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland general yearly accounts were to be made and passed by the [Irish] Comptroller General [viz.] of the gross produce of the revenue there and of the issuing, charges and expenditure of same. We desire you to hasten such account for the year ended at Christmas last. Also send us abstracts of such general accounts for the preceding years and for the said year ended at Christmas last. Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 5.
Same to Mr. Price [Receiver of the Revenue of Ireland] for an account for the abovesaid year of the revenue of Ireland received by you, with a certificate of the moneys remaining in your hands or returned [to England by exchanges] or paid by you to any persons for his Majesty's use [viz. the particular moneys which] arose by the late Commission of Grace for Defective Titles or by ships coming directly from the Plantations to Ireland or upon any other particular accounts: also for a certificate of the money which you advanced or are to receive out of the fees or poundage which you deduct on payments made by you. "We received your letter of the 15th inst." Ibid, p. 6.
Jan. 26. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a grant to determine and make void the patent lately granted to Miles Edgar of the office of searcher of Chichester port, he being regarded by the Customs Commissioners as not fit to be continued in the service. King's Warrant Book XII, p. 4.
Henry Guy to Mr. Neale [Master Worker of the Mint] for an account forthwith of the Coinage Money and of all other moneys by you received for the service of the Mint. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 18.
Same to Mr. Hewer to report a true state of the accounts of each of the Companies in Col. Kirke's Regiment [late at Tangier] (except that of the Lieut. Col., who being dead the account of his Company is not yet made up): viz. the following Companies, of which said Col. has sent the accounts to the Treasury Lords: viz. Col. Kirke's account, Major James Laslie's [Leslie's], Capt. John Giles's, Capt. Thomas Barbouse's, Capt. Henry Rowe's, Capt. Elys', Capt. George Wingfeild's, Capt. Charles Wingfeild's, Capt. St. John's. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Auditor Aldworth of the account of interest due to Charles Toll from Oct. 1 last to Jan. 1 inst. on several sums of money by him lent to the late King. Reference Book V, p. 6.
Appending: said account. l. s. d.
6 per cent. interest for the period ut supra on 25,000l. principal due on the foot of said Toll's account made up to Oct. 1 last 378 1 5
Repayments of capital within the date of this accompt and discompt of interest thereon.
on 2,000l. repaid Oct. 6 last at the Hearthmoney Office in full of a tally dated 1684, Oct. 3, for 5,000l. 28 12 0
on 2,000l. repaid at the Exchequer Nov. 27 last in part of an order of loan of 10,000l. on the Customs 11 10 1
on 2,000l. repaid at the Custom House Dec. 1 last in part of a tally for 6,000l. dated 1683, Nov. 3 10 3 10
on 2,000l. repaid at the Exchequer Dec. 20 last in further part of the said order of loan for 10,000l. 3 18 10
£54 4 9
leaving a total of 17,000l. of principal money and 323l. 16s. 8d. of interest due at the foot of the present accompt.
Jan. 27. Royal warrant to the Attorney General to acknowledge satisfaction upon record of the fine of 1,000l. set upon Thomas Swaddon, late of Calne, Wilts, gent., for making a false certificate to excuse several of the inhabitants of said parish from payment of Hearthduty, who were by law liable thereto and ought to have paid same: of which he was found guilty at the Assizes in Wilts, 37 Car. II, and thereupon so fined in Michaelmas, with committal to the King's Bench till payment thereof and with sentence to stand in the pillory at three several places, which has been put in execution: the King being now pleased to remit the fine and discharge his imprisonment on said Swaddon's petition that he is utterly unable to satisfy same. Swaddon is to give satisfaction to the late Hearthmoney Managers for their costs in his prosecution. King's Warrant Book XII, pp. 4–5.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for an assignment of Greenwich House to the Queen's Trustees: same being in the form of an indenture tripartite between the King of the first part, Thomas Lord Jermyn and Henry Lord Dover of the second part and Lawrence Earl of Rochester, Henry Earl of Peterborough, Sidney Lord Godolphin, Robert Werden, esq., and Sir Edward Herbert, kt. [the said Trustees] of the third part: and setting forth that by patent dated 1629, Aug. 13, Charles I at the request of Henrietta Maria granted to Henry, then Earl of Holland, Edward then Earl of Dorset, Thomas then Visct. Savage, Sir Robt. Ayton, kt., Sir Richard Winne, kt. and bart., Sir Tho. Hatton, kt., and Jo. Finch, esq., all that his then palace or mansion house at Greenwich called Greenwich House, and the yards and gardens thereto and the park called Greenwich Park for 99 years in trust for said Queen Henrietta Maria for her life; which said estate has been well assigned and conveyed to Henry Earl of St. Albans, Sir Kenelm Digby, Sir Jno. Wintour, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Robt. Long, Sir Peter Ball and Sir Henry Wood, who are all dead, and the said Earl of St. Albans, the last survivor of said Trustees, by his will dated 1681, Dec. 6, bequeathed all his estate to Thomas Lord Jermyn, Henry Lord Dover and Martin Folkes of Grays Inn (with said Jermyn and Folkes as executors, but said Folkes renounced the executorship and the will was proved by Lord Dover): and further, by indenture dated 1684, May 28, between said Folkes of the one part and said Lords Jermyn and Dover of the other part the said Folkes transferred to them all his abovesaid interest: and further the said Queen Henrietta Maria is deceased, whereby the abovesaid trust returned to the Crown: and further by a great seal dated 1685, Aug. 28, his present Majesty granted to said Lawrence Earl of Rochester, Henry Earl of Peterborough, Sidney Lord Godolphin, Robert Werden and Sir Edwd. Herbert, kt., all the said premises for ever in trust for Mary now Queen of England for his life and thereafter in trust for the Crown of England: it is now his Majesty's intention and is hereby provided that said Lord Jermyn and Lord Dover should surrender, assign and transfer to the last named Trustees all their estate in the abovesaid term of 99 years to the intent same may be drowned and extinguished in the freehold and inheritance thereof now vested in the said last named Trustees by the said last named indenture. Ibid, pp. 5–8.
Jan. 27. Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a privy seal for discharge of the 1,095l. baronetcy fee due from Sir John Doyley of Chiselhampton, co. Oxford, for the baronetcy conferred on him by Charles II. (Treasury warrant dated Feb. 17 hereon to the Receipt accordingly.) King's Warrant Book XII, p. 9. Money Book VIII, p. 44.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay Henry Greene 282l. 9s. 7d. for divers sums of money paid by him for the service of the Customs by the direction of Sir Nicho. Butler. Money Book VIII, p. 8.
Money warrant for 1,300l. to Roger Earl of Castlemaine for 13 weeks ordinary to Jan. 3 inst. as Ambassador Extraordinary to Rome. (Money order dated Jan. 28 hereon.) Ibid, p. 8. Order Book II, p. 7.
Same for 182l. to Sir John Lytcott for a quarter from Oct. 4 last on his ordinary of 40s. a day as Secretary to the Extraordinary Embassy to Rome. (Money order dated Jan. 28 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 8. Order Book II, p. 7.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 142l. 11s. 3d. to Seth bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, for one quarter to Christmas last on the 570l. 5s. 0d. per an. for the support of the honour of said Order; as by the privy seal of 1685, Dec. 9. (Henry Guy to same, dated same, to pay same.) Money Book VIII, p. 11. Disposition Book VI, p. 7.
Same for the execution of a dormant warrant of 1685–6, Mar. 15, ut supra, p. 648, for Mr. Bridgman's salary as collector of wool, hides, etc., Ipswich port. (The like letter from Guy ut supra.) Money Book VIII, p. 12. Disposition Book VI, p. 8.
Same for same of a like warrant dated 1686, July 16, ut supra. p. 838, for Robert Culliford's salary as Comptroller of Southampton port. (The like letter ut supra.) Money Book VIII, p. 13. Disposition Book VI, p. 9.
Same for same of the like warrant, dated 1685, Nov. 12, ut supra, p. 413, of Richard Kent's salary of 1,000l. per an. as Receiver General and Cashier of Customs. (The like letter ut supra.) Money Book VIII, p. 14. Disposition Book VI, p. 8.
Same for same of a like warrant, dated 1685, Nov. 12, ut supra, p. 413, for Giles Lytcott's salary as Comptroller General of the Accounts of the Customs. (The like letter ut supra.) Money Book VIII, p. 14. Disposition Book VI, p. 10.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the branches of the revenue directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer: viz.: Disposition Book VI, pp. 5–6.
Out of the Customs. l.
to the Treasurer of the Navy in part of 400,000l. for the [naval service for the] year beginning Lady day last 3,000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 100
Out of the Excise.
to the Queen in further part of her quarter 1,500
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 3,000
Out of the Four and a Half per cent.
to the Treasurer of the Navy to pay off the yachts 3,000
to the Earl of Castlemaine 1,300
to Sir John Lytcott 182
to Mr. Graham for the Privy Purse 500
Out of the loans on the Linen Duty and Tobacco Duty.
to the Treasurer of the Navy in further part of abovesaid 400,000l. 4,000
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 6,000
Out of the imposition on wine and vinegar.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 1,200
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 900
Out of the Letter Office money.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 800
(Same dated Jan. 26 to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the cash of the Customs and the Four and a Half per cent. Duty for the present week, said items including only the above six items of the same.) (Same dated Jan. 27, to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper of disposition of the cash of those revenues; said paper including for the Hearthmoney only the above single item of Hearthmoney and for the Excise the above single item of Excise [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies], viz. 1,000l. to the Queen Dowager, 700l. to the Prince and Princess of Denmark.)
Jan. 27. Henry Guy to Mr. Noell to attend the Treasury Lords to-morrow concerning the money due [to the King] upon the farm to the Foorths et al. of the great branches of the revenue in Ireland. Bring with you such of the Farmers as you can meet. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 19.
Same to the Customs Commissioners for an account what the Custom of sugar came to for one year immediately before the imposition was laid upon it and what the Custom and new imposition thereon have severally made for one year thereafter. Ibid.
Same to Alderman Duncombe for a copy of the proposal that was made by the Mint Commissioners for making farthings and halfpence of tin. Ibid.
Same to Col. Walrond to attend the Treasury Lords this day week, all excuses laid aside. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Edw. Cranfeild as a Commissioner for the management of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty in Barbados loco. Mr. Gascogne, supposed to be cast away in his passage thither. Out Letters (Customs) XI, p. 6.
Treasury reference to Tho. Done, one of the Auditors of Imprests, of the petition of Anthony Sturt, esq., Victualler of the late garrison of Tangier, shewing that there is a considerable sum due thereon to him from the King as by an annexed abstract [missing]; and praying payment of that part which is passed under the privy seal so as to enable him to satisfy his creditors who are very urgent at present; petitioner having been "forced to make use of them for carrying on the said service to his Majesty's best advantage by paying ready money for all sorts of the best provisions with which he plentifully supplied the said garrison." Reference Book V, p. 4.
Jan. 27. Treasury reference to Auditor Aldworth of the account of interest due to Joseph Hornby and Nathaniel Hornby for the half year to Christmas last. Reference Book V, p. 9.
Prefixing: said account. l. s. d.
6 per cent. interest on 24,000l. principal money for said period 725 18 2
Repayments of principal and discount of interest thereon.
on 2,000l. repaid July 14 last 53 18 4
on 2,000l. repaid Nov. 3 last 17 1 11
£71 0 3
thus leaving 654l. 17s. 11d. of interest [and 20,000l. of principal] still due on the foot of this present account.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer for a particular of the estate, real and personal, of Henry Watts, lately attainted and executed in the West for high treason. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 2.
[?] Entry of the Treasury signature of the docquet of a demise to Richard Davies of a messuage, etc. in Kilkennis [Cilcen], co. Denbigh, ut supra, p. 861. Ibid.
Jan. 28. Treasury warrant for the execution of a dormant warrant of Mar. 6 last, ut supra, p. 635, for Anthony Segar's salary as Collector of Southampton port. (Henry Guy, dated same, to the Customs Cashier to pay said salary accordingly.) Money Book VIII, p. 12. Disposition Book VI, p. 7.
Same for same of a similar warrant of May 8 last, ut supra, p. 727, for Charles Segar's salary as a King's waiter, Bristol port. (The like letter from Henry Guy ut supra.) Money Book VIII, p. 12. Disposition Book VI, p. 7.
Same for same of a similar warrant, dated Nov. 4 last, ut supra, p. 963, for the salary of 62l. 13s. 4d. per an. to Francis Weaver and John his son as Collector of Southampton port. (The like letter ut supra.) Money Book VIII, p. 13. Disposition Book VI, p. 9.
Same for same of a similar warrant of May 15 last, ut supra, p. 721, for the salary of George Nicholas as Surveyor General of Customs in the outports. (The like letter ut supra.) Money Book VIII, p. 13. Disposition Book VI, p. 9.
Same for same of a similar warrant of April 13 last, ut supra, p. 688, for Ralph Williamson's salary as Comptroller of Customs, Newcastle port. (The like letter ut supra.) Money Book VIII, p. 14. Disposition Book VI, p. 8.
Same for same of a similar warrant of Nov. 18 last, ut supra, pp. 985–6, for William Fall's salary as Comptroller of Customs, Plymouth port. (The like letter ut supra.) Money Book VIII, p. 15. Disposition Book VI, p. 7.
Same for same of a similar warrant of Nov. 18 last, ut supra, p. 1011, for John Martin's salary as searcher of Plymouth port. (The like letter ut supra.) Money Book VIII, p. 15. Disposition Book VI, p. 7.
Same for same of a similar warrant, dated Aug. 9 last, ut supra, p. 868, for Mathew Appleyard's salary as Customer of Hull. (The like letter ut supra.) Money Book VIII, p. 15, Disposition Book VI. p. 10.
Jan. 28. Treasury warrant for the execution of a similar warrant dated Dec. 23, ut supra, p. 1073, for Sir John Stapely's salary as Surveyor of Petty Customs and Subsidies, London. (The like letter ut supra.) Money Book VIII, p. 16. Disposition Book VI, p. 9.
Same for same of a similar warrant, dated Nov. 4 last, ut supra, p. 963, for Roger Charnock's salary as a King's waiter, London port. (The like letter ut supra.) Money Book VIII, p. 16. Disposition Book VI, p. 8.
Same for same of a similar warrant, dated July 10 last, ut supra, p. 828, for Thomas Raymond's salary as a same. (The like letter ut supra.) Money Book VIII, p. 16. Disposition Book VI, p. 10.
Same for same of a similar warrant, dated June 3 last, ut supra, p. 761, for Hugh Bantock's salary as a same. (The like letter ut supra,) Money Book VIII, p. 17. Disposition Book VI, p. 10
Same for same of a similar warrant, dated Aug. 31 last, ut supra, p. 892, for John Ward's salary as a same. (The like letter ut supra.) Money Book VIII, p. 17. Disposition Book VI, p. 11.
Same for same of a similar warrant, dated May 15 last, ut supra, p. 721, for John Feild's salary as a same. (The like letter ut supra.) Money Book VI, p. 17. Disposition Book VI, p. 11.
Same for same of a similar warrant, dated June 23 last, ut supra, p. 785, for Robert Hughes's salary as a same. (The like letter ut supra.) Money Book VIII, p. 18. Disposition Book VI, p. 11.
Same for same of a similar warrant, dated July 3 last for Sir Thomas Dereham's allowance or fee of 10s. a day as Court Post and for 90l. 10s. 0d. for 181 days thereon, commencing from 1685, Christmas. Money Book VIII, p. 18.
Same for same of a similar warrant, dated Dec. 13 last, for 62l. 10s. 0d. each to Richard Graham and Sir Richard Allibon for last Sept. 29 quarter on the annuities of 250l. each granted by patent under the great seal of Nov. 22 inst., ut supra, pp. 948–9: with a dormant clause in each case for payment of what shall grow due thereupon from time to time in future according to the said patent. Ibid, p. 19.
Same for same of a money order of Dec. 20 last, ut supra, pp. 1077–8, for 521l. 8s. 2d. to Thomas Cheeke, Lieutenant of the Tower. Order Book II, p. 7.
Henry Guy to Visct. Preston [Master of the Great Wardrobe] for a certificate what money remains due to Monsieur Delobell upon account of the contract made by you and the officers of the Great Wardrobe for goods which he sold to the King. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 19.
Same to Capt. Preistman to attend the Treasury Lords on Thursday next concerning the 2,400l. which was returned to you by Mr. John Deleau in 1684 for the redemption of slaves at Maccaness [Meknes]. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Jerome Nipho praying a grant of the French Tunnage after Sir Bernard Gascon's decease. Ibid, p. 20.
Same to same to deliver, Customs free and unopened, to Henry Johnson, one of the King's chaplains, two ballots of books now lying in the Custom House. Ibid.
Jan. 28. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, such of the following books as are for private use and not for sale. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 20.
Appending: petition from James Fraser (Frazier) for the delivery of five bales and one box of old books now in the Custom House and lately come from France, some for the King, some for the Lord President, the Earl of Arran, Earl of Middleton, Earl of Melfort and some for petitioner: all of which have been visited by the Archbishop of Canterbury's officer deputed thereto.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh [Paymaster of the Forces] to pay out of loans on the [Linen and Tobacco] Acts the 756l. 5s. 0d. due to the Captains of the Regiment of Foot of Prince George, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, for clothing the recruits of said regiment during the late rebellion. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Row and partners, late Managers of the Hearthmoney, to reply forthwith to the letter of Dec. 9 last, supra, p. 1055, concerning the 1,250l. tally. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed memorial of the Duke of Grafton for leave to import buff belts, collars and bandoliers for the First Regiment of Foot Guards. Ibid, p. 21.
Appending: said memorial from the Duke of Grafton: said goods are prohibited by Act of Parliament, but in whole skins they are allowed on a duty of 6d. for every skin of buff. "I am informed your Majesty gave order for the importing swords for your own use for my Lord Dartmouth which are also prohibited, so that I hope your Majesty will do this favour to your own regiment."
Same to Mr. Fisher, enclosing the papers [missing] of Mr. Stamford Wallace's, Rector of St. Thomas's, Winchester, with Sir Christopher Wren's report thereon concerning tithes payable to said rector for the scite of the Palace and other lands purchased by the late King at Winchester. Are the premises in charge before the Auditor [of Crown revenues, co. Southants] and what is the best way to satisfy the tithes due thereupon? Ibid.
Treasury reference to William Hewer of the petition of John Moxham shewing that he has a letter of attorney to receive what is due from [the King to] John Thornton, late gunner at Tangier: therefore praying payment of said Thornton's arrear. Reference Book V, p. 5.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Humphry Wharton for a place as surveyor of landwaiters in the Customs; he being of loyal family and in Oates's plot was forced to fly his country for entertaining a priest; and having served the late King as collector of Lyme Regis port and as collector of Bridgwater and Minehead, but was put out by the Earl of Shaftesbury for being a Catholic. Ibid.
Same to William Hewer of the petition of the late inhabitants of Tangier for said Hewer to present an account of the money due to them from the Earl of Dunbarton's Regiment, to the end they may be satisfied same. Ibid.
Jan. 28. Treasury reference to Richard Graham and Phillip Burton of the petition of Joseph Radcliff; shewing that for the benefit of the Crown he agreed with several persons for a gratuity of one year's rent to discover the estate of Sir Robert Peyton with the deeds thereto belonging; that he declared same to the late Treasurer Rochester, who promised the gratuity should be paid and delivered the whole matter to said Graham and Burton, and an inquisition is since taken thereon and great part of the estate seized, but the gratuity not paid by reason of Treasurer Rochester's going out, whereby petitioner is threatened to be sued upon his engagement: therefore prays payment of said gratuity out of the rents of the estate. Reference Book V, p. 5.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Joseph Baker for a place as tidewaiter extraordinary, London, he having relinquished the like place at Poole because he did not get sufficient to maintain himself. Ibid, p. 6.
Same to William Hewer of the petition of Charles Sayer, late one of the armourers at Tangier, praying payment of the arrear of 64l. 12s. 6d. due to him for 517 days at 2s. 6d. a day; he being reduced to great distress. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Geo. Pearse, late one of his Majesty's Messengers [of the Chamber], praying a landwaiter's place in the Custom House; he being 500l. out of purse for riding charges in his employment [as a Messenger of the Chamber], as appears by bills, and having no dependence for a livelihood. Ibid.
Same to William Hewer of the petition of Nicho. Strong, Edwd. Blackfan and William Fancourt, carpenters at Tangier, praying payment of their arrears, they being now very poor. Ibid, p. 7.
Same to same of the petition of Geo. Hull, gunner, shewing that he came from Tangier and has 200l. and upwards due to him; and being in prison and having compounded with his creditors and not having money to pay it, therefore prays payment of a moiety of what is due to him. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Vanbrugh, Geo. Bromfeild and Sam. Hayne, praying power to sue for all such duties and forfeitures as are incurred by fraudulent practices committed by the Jews in not paying aliens' duties by virtue of letters of denization; with an allowance of a moiety of what they shall recover on such prosecutions; "it appearing by the opinion of Sir Tho. Holt et al. that aliens, notwithstanding their letters of denization, ought to pay aliens' duties for all things [the Customs on which have been] granted or revived since [the beginning of] his Majesty's reign." Ibid, p. 9.
Same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Capt. William Wynd, shewing that the King granted him two recognizances forfeited by James Carrier and his sureties amounting to 1,000l., of which the sheriff has seized 58l. 10s. 0d.; but petitioner is informed that the estates of the persons are worth much more than said 1,000l.; therefore praying a privy seal to [enable him to] prosecute and recover same. Ibid, p. 16.