Entry Book: July 1687, 1-10

Pages 1436-1450

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

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July 1687, 1-10

July 1. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the annuity or sum of 400l. per an. to Richard Bagott, esq., as a Groom of the Bedchamber in ordinary, to which place he is sworn and admitted loco James Porter, esq.: to be payable quarterly during pleasure as from Lady day last; from which date the said Porter's like annuity is hereby to cease. King's Warrant Book XII, pp. 203–4.
Treasury warrant to John Langley, late Receiver of Recusants' Forfeitures in co. Gloucester, to forthwith restore to Sir William Compton of Hartbury, co. Gloucester, the 103l. levied on him in 1681 and 1682 for his Recusancy, which money was paid over to said Langley, who still has remaining in his hands 100l. and upwards of Recusants' money. Money Book VIII, p. 184.
Same dormant [to the Customs Cashier] to pay the salary of 10l. per an. to Mathew Miller, gent., as Comptroller of Carlisle port, what is grown due thereon to Midsummer last and what shall grow due thereon from time to time. (Henry Guy to same, dated same, to so pay same.) Ibid, p. 184. Disposition Book VI, p. 77.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to order payment of the present June 24 quarter's salary of the Customs in the outports (4,877l. 17s. 0d. of established salaries and 553l. of additional salaries, or 5,430l. 17s. 0d. in all). Money Book VIII, p. 185.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay the same quarter's salary bill of the Customs, London port (4,801l. 17s. 11d. of established salaries and 153l. 12s. 10d. of additional salaries, or 4,955l. 10s. 9d. in all). Ibid.
Same to Visct. Preston [Master of the Great Wardrobe] to pay as follows out of the 2,416l. 17s. 4½d. [sic for 2,426l. 17s. 4½d.], ut supra, p. 1395, viz. 113l. to Mr. Nicho. Baudovin for upholstery wares by him furnished for the Great Wardrobe in 1685; 540l. 8s. 1½d. to Nicho. Fownes, mercer, for the like: 190l. 18s. 11½d. to Sir William Gostlin, laceman, for the like; 150l. 11s. 4d. to Sir Edmd. Wiseman, mercer, for the like. Ibid, p. 186.
Money warrant for 100l. to Dr. Nathnll. Johnson for June 24 quarter inst. on his annuity. (Money order dated July 7 hereon.) Ibid, p. 186. Order Book II, p. 71.
Same for 50l. to William Levett for same quarter on his pension. Money Book VIII, p. 187.
Same for 100l. to Mris. Isabella Boynton for half a year to June 24 inst. on her pension. (Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt, dated Windsor Castle, July 5, to pay same out of moneys of the rent of lands now remaining in the Exchequer.) Ibid, p. 190. Disposition Book VI, p. 79.
July 1. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Guy] by way of advance, for secret service, the 1,000l. Excise money which is directed to be paid into the Exchequer. The warrants for the regular issue thereof shall be sent as soon as passed. Disposition Book VI, p. 77.
Same to same to issue by advance, ut supra, for secret service 300l. to me [Guy] out of the moneys of goods seized and of Tenths. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the lodgings (house) at Whitehall of Mr. Sparrow, Clerk Comptroller of his Majesty's Household, to see several provisions of goods, victuals etc. in order to their being put on the Ann frigate, which is to transport the Queen of Portugal. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 134.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to deliver to Mr. Burton the report made by the Earl of Clarendon [as late Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] on the case of Sir James Shaen and partners [late Farmers of the revenue of Ireland], which report remains in your hands with other papers relating thereto: all in order that the King's counsel may be instructed in that affair. Ibid, p. 135.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to give order that the lodgings over the Great Buttery at Whitehall, belonging to several officers, be raised a story higher, as you have proposed, at your estimate of 660l. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fisher to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Benj. Tichborn, with the Attorney General's report thereon; viz. to certify the value of the premises and to report how petitioner's interest stands as to the lands alleged to be sold by his grandfather [? to] Charles I. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Burton and Mr. Graham, enclosing Mr. Arnold Brown's proposal as follows. The Treasury Lords approve of same and you are to see it performed accordingly. Ibid, p. 136.
Appending: said Browne's proposal, dated July [sic? erratum for June] 2. I am contented to pay 5,880l. in part of the bond and bill for 6,110l., and for the remaining 230l. I offer my bond for three months, and thereupon to have my bond and bill up; and for the remaining 3,100l. now in dispute in the Exchequer I offer my bond to abide by the judgment of that Court.
Same to Mr. Frowde [Governor of the Post Office], enclosing the Duchess of Cleveland's letter [missing] sent to the Treasury Lords concerning the unconstant payment of her pension at your Office. Send my Lords your answer thereto and your opinion thereon. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer to pay 28l. 17s. 4d. to Phillip Barratt, executor of Francis Emms, late inhabitant of Tangier, same being due to him, and hereby is to be paid for the relief of his children who are in great want. Barratt is to give security to put the money out at interest for their use till the said children be come of age. Ibid.
July 1. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver the following to Mr. David Raverick, Customs free and unopened; same being for the use of their Majesty's Chapels and Households. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 137.
Appending: duplicate note only of said goods signed respectively by David Raverick and John Mathews (viz. books, beads, crucifixes, parcels of pictures and prints come from Bruges in the ship of which Thomas Daring is master).
Same to the Solicitor General to report on the enclosed presentment [missing] from the Customs Commissioners, with the extract [missing] of a letter to them from Mr. Muschamp, collector of the Plantation duties at Carolina. You are to report your opinion whether the natives of the said country have liberty by their charter (which was granted after the Act of Navigation passed) to transport their own productions and manufactures in ships navigated with Scotchmen. Ibid.
Same to the officers of the Mint to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] concerning the preemption of tin. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed instructions [missing] for the Duke of Albemarle. Ibid, p. 138.
Same to the Solicitor General to report to-morrow on the enclosed articles [missing] of inquiry concerning money received for Recusancy. Ibid.
Same to Sir Tho. Wiseman, Mr. Moore and Mr. Grange. Without further directions from the Treasury Lords you are to forbear to give Mr. Bernard Grenvile (Greenvile) or his agent any further disturbance in the mine royal in co. Durham, which he complains you do, under colour of my letter of April 11 last, supra, pp. 1298–9, to his lady upon the suggestions of Dr. William Robinson's petition. Ibid.
Same to Sir John Tippetts et al. returning their report of June 27 on the petition of divers officers of ships who are yet unpaid their wages, although the ships to which they belonged have been long since paid. You are to certify whether the sums mentioned in the list thereto are really due to the said officers. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Needler proposing John Payne as his deputy in the office of Comptroller of Great and Petty Customs, London port. Reference Book V, p. 103.
Same to same of the petition of Peter Spooner for a place as riding surveyor between Yarmouth and Bracklyn, he having lived near Yarmouth these 40 years as a merchant and can make it appear that several goods have been smuggled since the vacancy of said riding survoyorship. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer of the petition of Lieut.-Col. Archibald Dowglass to the King, praying for an order for smart money, he having received several wounds in the King's service at Tangier. Ibid.
July 1. Treasury reference to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton of the petition of Sarah Tylor, widow of Tho. Tylor, late of Bristol, mercer, executed for high treason, as by a reference from the King, dated April 30 last; petitioner praying a grant of some small debts owing to her husband at the time of his death, which would be a great relief to her and five children. Reference Book V, p. 103.
Same to Mr. Hewer of the petition of Francis Gorman, executor of Major White, late of Tangier, praying that 80l. which Lieut.-Col. Bointon received of said White's money may be stopped out of said Bointon's arrears and that the [remainder of] said White's arrear may be paid to petitioner. Ibid, p. 104.
Same to J. Done, one of the Auditors of Imprests, of the petition of Antho. Sturt, merchant, shewing that his account for victualling Tangier is now before said Done, but in making up the account the clerk has omitted to compute interest for the money due upon that account from 1684, May 1, to 1685, Aug. 31, "to which time [1684, May 1] interest was formerly stated by the said auditor": therefore prays that this item may be inserted and also the interest up to Aug. 31 next. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Cha. Hooker for some place at the quays [London port], he having served as a tidesman 15 months, "which hath been very obnoxious to his health." Ibid, p. 113.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for altering a tally for 2,700l. paid into the Exchequer, England, April 1 last by Mr. Heron in the name of John Price as receiver of the revenues in Ireland which belonged to the King [as Duke of York] before his accession, whereas in truth the money did not arise by those revenues; same being hereby to be taken in and vacated and in lieu thereof a tally is to be levied and struck for 2,700l. as so much received by the Earl of Tyrconnel from Samuel Heron by the order of Thomas Rutland: all by reason that the royal sign manual of Feb. 17 last ordered payment of 3,000l. to said Earl for his equipage as Lord Deputy and on his going to that government he desired the value thereof to be advanced him in England, whereupon the King ordered him to be paid 2,700l. in London by Charles Duncombe, who is since by the King's command repaid same out of the King's money in Henry Guy's hands; but after the said Earl's departure into Ireland the said 3,000l. was issued to him there by John Price, Receiver General of the Revenue of Ireland, and then the said Earl did by Mr. Thomas Rutland return the said 2,700l. [by exchanges back again] to London to the hands of Mr. Samuel Heron to be paid in [to the Exchequer] as repayment for said advance; but by mistake said Heron paid it in as on account of said Price as above. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 101.
Same to the King's Remembrancer to add the following clause to the instructions for the Commissioners for sale of estates of Rebels [or Traitors] in the West [ut supra, p. 1341], viz.: Ibid, p. 102.
Appending: said clause as approved by Sir Thos. Powys, Solicitor General: (11) the Commissioners shall demand and receive to the King's use all sums due and in arrear for any the lands found by the several inquisitions and distrain for same if necessary, and give acquittances for same.
July 1. Treasury warrant to the particular Auditor concerned [viz. the Auditor for co. Worcester etc.] to allow 38l. 16s. 0d. in John Langley's account as Receiver of Recusants' Forfeitures in cos. Worcester, Gloucester and Monmouth. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 102–3.
Prefixing: note of (1) said Langley's petition for allowance of 97l. 3s. 0d. for his charges in the said service. (2) Report, dated 1686, Dec. 23, from Richard Graham and Philip Burton on said petition; we consider petitioner's request reasonable. (3) Reference, dated 1687, June 23, to Auditor Aldworth to report how Langley's account will stand said allowance. (4) [Said Aldworth's report thereon]; the said demand includes 58l. 7s. 0d. for sheriffs' poundage and 38l. 16s. 0d. to petitioner; he will then still remain indebted 117l. 19s. 1½d. to the King.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy of Ireland. We have received your letter of the 21st past with the papers enclosed therein concerning Sir William Petty's quit rents. No procedure to reduce those quit rents has been made here further than this that his Majesty upon hearing Sir William's case (as stated from former reports and representations in the matter) signified his pleasure to accept from Sir William 400l. per an. from 1682, Sept. 29, for the quit rents of all his lands in Kerry (about which the dispute has been) upon condition that Sir William first agree with the respective Farmers [of the Revenue of Ireland] for their demands out of those lands. Since then Sir John Bucknall and others that were concerned in the Forths' farm [of the great branches of the revenue of Ireland] have appeared with Sir William Petty before us, the Treasury Lords, and as Sir William refused to agree with them on their demands the King has signed a warrant [ut supra, pp. 1422–4] for their discharge on payment of 14,254l. 15s. 5¼d. and after this in regard Sir William hitherto refuses to make an end with the Farmers (which was the previous [precedent] condition) we do not think that there remains any obligation to make him the said reducement of his quit rents to 400l. per an. until he have complied with the said condition. Out Letters (Ireland) V. p. 39.
July 2. Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Daniel Macarty Reagh with the reports [missing] thereon from the Lord Deputy and the Attorney General [of Ireland respectively]; petitioner praying for a grant of 90l. per an. chief rent that did belong to his father and remained concealed [from the Crown]. Will not the grant hereof be prejudicial to the Crown? Ibid, p. 40.
Treasury reference to William Hewer of the petition of William Hopton, shewing that he served for four years as a soldier in Tangier and is still in arrear for same; and that Capt. Langston, pretending that petitioner was his hired servant, intends to defraud him of his pay; therefore praying that said pay may be stopped in Hewer's hands and paid to petitioner. Reference Book V, p. 103
July 2. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of George (John) Clerk, together with the presentment of the Grand Jury of the county of Somerset, concerning the great decay of the woollen manufacture; the said petition having been read in Council at Hampton Court May 28 last and thereupon referred by the King to the Treasury Lords. Reference Book V, p. 106.
July 5. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to enstal the First Fruits of Thomas Watson, D.D., as Bishop of St. David's, to be payable in four instalments of 95l. 17s. 6d. on 1688, July 1, 95l. 17s. 6d. on 1689, July 1, 95l. 17s. 5½d. on 1690, July 1, and 95l. 17s. 5d. on 1691, July 1: being after the rate of 383l. 9s. 10½d., Tenths deducted: all on the said bishop's own surety and with the usual clause for cessation of liability hereunder upon avoidance. King's Warrant Book XII, pp. 205–6.
Same to same for a same dormant for payment of the salary of 52l. per an. to Thomas Apprice as a King's waiter, London port: to be payable quarterly from June 24 ult., during pleasure: he having been granted said office 1676, April 10, for life, but having by deed enrolled in Chancery surrendered said salary and all arrears thereon. Ibid, pp. 206–7. Money Book VIII, p. 200. Disposition Book VI, p. 82.
Further, the sum of 130l. due thereon for 2½ years from 1684, Christmas, to 1687, June 24, is hereby to be paid forthwith.
(Treasury warrant, dated July 15, to the Customs Cashier to pay said sum and said salary accordingly. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated July 14.)
(Henry Guy, dated July 15, to the Customs Cashier to pay same accordingly.)
Same to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the 1,095l. fee due from Sir Christopher Wandesford of Kirklington, co. Yorks, for the baronetcy conferred on his father, Sir Christopher Wandesford, deceased, by Charles II. (Treasury warrant, dated July 28 hereon, to the Receipt for tallies of discharge accordingly. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated July 21.) King's Warrant Book XII, pp. 207–8. Money Book VIII, p. 214.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster General of the Forces, to apply to the credit of John Shales, esq., Commissary General of the Provisions [for the Forces], so much money as the deduction of 5d. per week comes to from the Troops for covering for each horse while they shall be this summer encamped on Hounslow Heath, the said coverings being provided at said Shales's proper charges: same to be as in part of payment of the 600l. which the said Paymaster General did on May 27 last advance to said Shales, which sum the King intended should be repaid to the Crown partly out of the moneys which were to grow due to said Commissary from said Troops for such covering and partly out of the established pay of said Commissary: for which reason the King directed a deduction of 7s. per week to be made from every one of the King's said Horse. The remainder thereof [of said 600l.] is hereby to be stopped out of the pay of 30s. a day allowed to said Shales on the establishment of the Forces from April 1 last. King's Warrant Book XII, p. 208.
Same to James, Duke of Ormonde, Lord Steward of the Household, and the rest of the officers of the Board of Greencloth to allow and pay the following establishment of the Music for his Majesty's Chapel Royal; to be payable from 1687, Lady day last, quarterly "according to the custom of our Household payments." Ibid, p. 211.
Prefixing: said establishment for the Music for the Chapel Royal.
Per an.
Seignr. Fede, Master 200
Seignr. Grande 110
Seignr. Sansoni 100
Mr. Abell 60
Mr. Pordage 60
Mr. Analeau 60
— Master [organist] 50
Mr. Nicholson 50
Mr. Sherburne 50
Mr. Reading 50
Mr. Curkaw 50
Mr. La Grange 50
Mr. Desabaye 50
Mr. Pawmester 50
Mr. Arnould 50
Seignr. Albricci 40
Mr. Hall 50
Mr. Farmer 50
Mr. Hooten 50
Mr. Crouch 50
Mr. Goodwyn 50
Mr. Carr 50
Mr. Peasable 50
Mr. Finger 40
Mr. Neydenhanger 40
July 5. Royal sign manual for 1,800l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of May 31 last. (Money warrant dated July 5 hereon. Money order dated July 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XII, p. 212. Money Book VIII, p. 188. Order Book II, p. 70.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to acquit, release and discharge the heirs, executors etc. and also the estates etc. of Robert Scawen, deceased, and William Wingfield, deceased, from the bonds entered into by them respectively as sureties of Sir William Doyly, jun., since deceased, as a Teller of the Exchequer, viz. of date 1666–7, Mar. 19, by said Scawen and said Wingfield in 200l. each; the said Doyly not having performed said office as he ought to have done and at the time of his death owed Charles II a considerable sum of money which he received by virtue of said office, part whereof still remains due to the Crown. The present release is in consideration of 100l. paid into the Exchequer by Edward Scawen, son of the said Robert, and of an assignment to the King by William King and Mary his wife as executors of the said Wingfield of divers debts. Their said bonds are hereby to be delivered up and vacated; and no further process is to be made out. King's Warrant Book XII, pp. 214–5.
July 5. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General to acknowledge on record satisfaction of the fine of 500 marks set upon John Potter in Michaelmas term, 1680, for grand misdemeanour: he having been a prisoner therefor in the King's Bench a long time and being unable to pay same. King's Warrant Book XII, p. 215.
Same to same for a great seal for a grant to Thomas Arundell, esq., of the premises as follow, which premises are part of the lands and tenements of John Ayliffe, late of London, esq. (who was attainted and on Monday before the 25th April, 1684, was outlawed for high treason and his lands seized into the king's hands 1686–7, Feb. 27); and of the reversion and any the Crown's right or title therein: to hold to the only use of said Arundell, his heirs and assigns for ever: to be holden of the Crown as of the manor of East Greenwich in free and common socage by fealty at the rent of 6s. 8d. per an., but with all the services to which said lands were or may have been liable at the time of said treason. Ibid, pp. 216–8.
Appending: (a) particular of said premises as made out June 23 last by Thomas Eden, Deputy King's Remembrancer, viz. the capital messuage called Highwood Farm in Ellingham, co. Southampton, 50 acres of arable and pasture, 30 acres of wood and six of meadow, late in the tenure of said Ayliffe, of the value of 30l. per an.: the reversion of a tenement and four acres in said parish expectant on the death of William Badripp of the value of 4l. per an.: a tenement and two acres in said parish in the tenure of Anthony Holloway of the value of 40s. per an.: a tenement and two acres in said parish in the tenure of — Combes of the value of 20s. per an.: a tenement and one acre in said parish in the tenure of Stephen Earley of the value of 10s. per an.: a tenement and one acre called Dickens End in the tenure of Henry Etheridge of the value of 20s. per an.; all the above appertaining to Highwood Farm: a messuage or orchard called Le Hurst with 24 acres of arable and pasture, 15 acres of moor called Aldermore and 11 acres of meadow, appertaining to the said messuage called Le Hurst and situate in the parish of Ringwood, co. Southampton, late in the tenure of said Ayliffe and of the value of 30l. per an.: the reversion of another tenement called Le Hurst and 40 acres of arable, meadow and pasture expectant on the death of Anne Compton, widow, and Henry Compton and now or late in the tenure of said Anne Compton of the value of 30l. per an.
(2) Said Deputy Auditor's memorandum thereon. This particular is made by an inquisition taken at Winchester Feb. 27 last before Richard Good and John Willis gent., and is found by the oaths of Giles Dennis et al.
Same to the Treasury Lords to issue their warrant to [Tho. Agar] the Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, to repair the New Lodge in Windsor Great Park, now in the possession of Col. Oglethorpe, and the outhouse or barn and the paling there, to a total of 374l. 13s. 0d. as estimated by officers and master workmen in Windsor Castle, who have reported that same is an old timber building which has been long neglected: the said Surveyor is to meet said expense out of sales of wood in Dean Forest. (Treasury warrant dated July 7 hereon accordingly.) Ibid, p. 219. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 104.
July 5.
Windsor Castle.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the First Fruits for 500l. to Aubrey, Earl of Oxford, for last June 24 quarter on his pension. Money Book VIII, p. 187.
Money warrant for 500l. to Henry, Earl of Clarendon, for last June 24 quarter on his annuity or pension. (Money order dated July 7 hereon.) Ibid, p. 187. Order Book II, p. 71.
Treasury warrant to Visct. Preston [Master of the Great Wardrobe] to pay to Sir Richard May, one of the Barons of the Exchequer, 51l. 9s. 4d. due at Christmas last on his vestures of 12l. 17s. 4d. per an., with dormant clause for payment of said allowance in future. Money Book VIII, p. 188.
Also to pay to Brook Bridges and Thomas Done, Auditors of Imprests, 45l. 9s. 0d. due at same time on their vestures of 5l. 1s. 0d. per an. each: with the like dormant clause ut supra.
Same to the Receipt for tallies on the Tenths of the dioceses of Oxford etc. for 106l. 5s. 0d. to James Hamilton for last June 24 quarter on his assigned moiety of the annuity of 850l. to his mother, Elizabeth Hamilton, for her three sons as by the patent of 1673, July 20. Ibid, pp. 188–9.
Same for same for 106l. 5s. 0d. to said Elizabeth for same quarter on the unassigned moiety of said annuity. Ibid, p. 189.
And likewise for 125l. for same quarter on the annuity to herself.
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. 78–9.
Out of the Customs. l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy [on the Navy's weekly] money on account of 400,000l. for the year beginning 1686, Lady day 7,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [for one week on the Ordnance Office] ordinary 1,000 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 500 0 0
to the Paymaster of the Works for the arrears of the Volary buildings 100 0 0
to ditto to complete the [King's] Chapel at the Camp [at Hounslow] 205 19 0
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 8,000 0 0
to the Queen, towards her quarter 2,000 0 0
to Mr. Gwynne for half a year 750 0 0
to Mr. Lloyd, the Paymaster of the Works, for the new buildings at Whitehall 500 0 0
to the Earl of Clarendon on his pension 750 0 0
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to the Treasurer of the Chamber to clear [last] Lady day quarter 1,438 6 1
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,500 0 0
to Sir Benj. Bathurst on his privy seal for the Princess's debts 1,500 0 0
Out of the Letter Office money.
for one quarter to the Robes 625 0 0
Out of loans on the Linen Duty Act.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 3,000 0 0
(Same, dated same, to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; said paper including the above five Customs items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following items [payable direct out of the Customs Office], viz. 1,000l. to pay off tallies on the Customs; 2,500l. towards the quarter book [of Customs salaries London port].) (Same, dated same, to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper of disposition for those branches of the revenue; said paper including for the Hearthmoney only the above three Hearthmoney items; and for the Excise the above five Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office], viz. 1,000l. to pay off tallies on the Excise, with the exception of bankers' tallies; 1,500l. towards a quarter for the Prince and Princess [of Denmark].)
July 5. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of money of the rent of lands now in the Exchequer) 200l. to the Paymaster of the Works towards the repairing and new building some lodgings belonging to the officers of the Board of Greencloth. Disposition Book VI, p. 79.
Same to the Lord Chancellor. The Treasury Lords are informed that Mr. Killigrew has entered [in your Office] a caveat against the Lottery contract between the King and Randolph Ashenhurst et al. The terms of that contract are well known to the King, who thought fit to make the same for his own service and the said Ashenhurst et al. have paid 2,100l. into the Exchequer under it. They ought therefore not to be obstructed in their grant. Please therefore pass it under the great seal, notwithstanding said caveat. Out Letters (General) XI, pp. 138–9.
The like letter of same date to the Lord Privy Seal.
The like notification, dated July 7, from the Treasury Lords to the Earl of Middleton [one of the Secretaries of State].
Same to Mr. Blathwayte [as Secretary to the Forces] to prepare a warrant to authorise the Paymaster of the Forces to pay 670l. 9s. 3d. to the officers of the Holland Regiment for the charges they were at in recruiting their respective Companies at the time of the late rebellion in the West. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the Portugal Resident four barrels of Portuguese hams arrived at Exeter for him. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Hewitt for a certificate who is the housekeeper of the manor house in York belonging to the King and to whom the 20 nobles a year is to be paid and whether the same is now constantly paid. Ibid.
July 5. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Viccars (a tidesman, London port) at a tidesurveyor ibid. loco John Watts, lately dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XI, pp. 47, 48.
William Cooke (a same ibid.) as a same ibid. loco Humphry Jones, lately dismissed.
Edmond Winniffe (an extraordinary tidesman ibid.) as a tidesman in fee ibid. loco Michael Harman, lately dismissed.
John Foster as a landwaiter, Dover port loco Paul Petit, lately deceased.
July 7. Money warrant for 750l. to Francis Gwyn for half a year to June 24 last on his pension. (Money order dated July 8 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 190. Order Book II, p. 71.
Same for 450l. to Henry Frederick Thynn and James Thynn, esqrs., for 2¼ years to Lady day last on their fee as Library Keeper. Money Book VIII, p. 190.
Same for 625l. to Lord Thomas Howard, Gentleman and Master of the Robes; 500l. thereof by way of advance for 1687, Sept. 29 quarter, as imprest for the Office of the Robes and the remaining 125l. as same for same quarter without account as in lieu of the ordinary fees and vayles of the measure and poundage. (Money order dated July 21 hereon.) Ibid, p. 191. Order Book II, p. 74.
Treasury warrant to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, to pay 6,363l. 2s. 10½d. to the respective artisans etc. as follows for work and material for building the Royal Hospital near Chelsea: as by the royal warrant of 1686, July 3. Money Book VIII, pp. 196–7.
Prefixing: (a) schedule of charges "in doing more works in the West Wing and South West Pavilion of that building and in the Hall; also the Great Portico and Cloyster fronting the Thames and other works about the building"; for one year ending 1686–7, Jan. 1.
l. s. d.
to the executors of Thomas Wise, mason 336 1 4
to Thomas Hill, mason 722 10 10
to Mathew Bankes, carpenter 1,009 13 7
to Morris Emmett, bricklayer 299 3 4
to Charles Hopson, joiner 1,176 12
to John Heisen-Buttle and Edward Cannell, joiners 307 0 0
more to John Heisen-Buttle 2 0 0
to John Gibson, joiner 592 4
to Mathew Williams, joiner 592 4
to Henry Margetts, plasterer 288 3 8
to William Newton, slater 15 15 0
to Robert Streeter, Serjeant Painter 95 6 9
to William Bushell, for digging 57 4 1
to John Martyr for paling in the ground 185 0 0
to Thomas Humphries, ironmonger 479 15 0
to Samuell Forrest, glazier 110 10 9
to John Scarborow for surveying the ground 7 5 0
to Leonard Gammon, clerk of the works, allowed 20 0 0
£6,363 2 10½
(b) Certificate, dated April 18 last, by Sir Christopher Wren. "I have dilligently examined this account and compared the prizes [prices] with the contracts and have corrected and abated the prises of over work and I judge the total charge may be reasonably allowed as it is cast up."
July 7. William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Judge of the Admiralty and the Judge Advocate to report on the enclosed proposal of Mr. William Constable. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 140.
Appending: said proposal, undated, to the Treasury Lords. Divers of the King's subjects being in all probability employing themselves on the galleon lately discovered the tenths due to the King in right of his Admiralty will be embezzled. To prevent this the present proposer is willing at his own charge immediately to set sail for those parts and being thereunto commissioned will use his utmost endeavours to secure the same, desiring only the tenth of such tenths for his trouble, pains and charges therein.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, on payment of Customs, the goods seized at Dover June 26 last from "Mr. Richard Nelson belonging to St. James's." Out Letters (Customs) XI, p. 48.
Appending: schedule of said goods (scissors, gloves and purses).
Same to same to deliver for his Majesty's use, on payment of Custom, six powntoons and two kettle drums with all their necessary equipage, which are arrived for his Majesty's service in the Rebecca of London, John Cockerill master. Ibid, p. 52.
Treasury reference to Auditor Aldworth of the account of Wendiver Lowndes of money returned in super in the account of Sir Richard Dereham as Receiver of the last Poll money for London and Middlesex. Reference Book V, p. 106.
Same to the Duke of Albemarle et al., the undertakers of the new voyage [for recovery of gold from a galleon in Hispaniola] of the petition of Tho. Doyly, praying to be appointed to go to the West Indies (with the ships that are to take up gold and silver) and to see to same weighed and packed up so that his Majesty may have his [right and full] part; "and the petitioner further believes himself capable of doing his Majesty and the owners service by the use of several engines which he will get made for the better taking up of the gold etc." Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Treasurer's Remembrancer et al. to forbear or stay process against Sir Gilbert Gerard of Fiskerton, co. Lincoln, on the 1,095l. fee for the baronetcy conferred on him by Charles II. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 104.
Same to same to satisfy by record of surplusage to Richard Coffin, late sheriff of Devon, the 209l. 7s. 9d. standing in surplus on his account as such for the year ended 1685, Sept. 29; by charging same upon the debit of 209l. 7s. 9d. remaining upon the account of William Bragge, esq., sheriff of said county, for the succeeding year ended 1686, Sept. 29. Ibid, p. 105.
Prefixing: extracts certified by Bartholomew Fillingham from the Great Roll of the Pipe of said surplusage and said remain respectively.
Same to the King's Remembrancer and to Henry Guy, Secretary of the Treasury, to deliver up the bonds of John Irving and his sureties, who was lately commissionated by patentees for the licensing of pedlars and petty chapmen: he having given in to the Treasury an account of the moneys received by him and his agents for the profits of the said undertaking and (upon an information exhibted against him by the Attorney General) he having made oath that same is a true and just account of all sums received by him for licensing pedlars and petty chapmen and of all moneys laid out by him by reason of the said office and that he has not received any moneys whatsoever upon that account over and besides the sums with which he has charged himself in said account and that he did bona fide disburse the said moneys so laid out. Ibid, p. 106.
July 8. Money warrant for 50l. to Dame Margery Fairborne, relict of Sir Palmes Fairborne, for 1687, Lady day quarter, on the 200l. a year reserved to her on her surrender of her pensions, ut supra, p. 1305. Money Book VIII, p. 191.
Treasury dormant warrant to William Roberts, receiver of the revenue of the Honor and Castle of Windsor, to pay 20l. per an. each to Robert Hannington, Daniel Tyndell and Augustine Hannington as the three underkeepers of the three red-deer walks within the bailiwick of Finchampstead in Windsor Forest as by the privy seal of June 30 last, supra, p. 1363. Hereon half a year each to June 24 last is hereby to be paid them. Ibid, p. 192.
Money warrant for 100l. to Winifred Windham for half a year to June 24 last on her pension. Ibid.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay Charles Orchard's salaries, ut supra, p. 1427. (Henry Guy, dated same, to same to observe same.) Ibid, p. 193. Disposition Book VI, p. 87.
Same to same to pay 104l. to Tho. Apprice, one of the King's waiters, London port, for two years, 1682, Christmas, to 1684, Christmas, on his salary. ut supra, p. 1441, "which being before his Majesty's access to the Crown is not comprehended in his letters of privy seal." Money Book VIII, p. 195.
Money warrant for 25l. to William Church and Ursula his wife for last June 24 quarter on their pension. (Money order dated July 21 hereon.) Ibid, p. 209. Order Book II, p. 74.
[?] Rob. Squibb (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 50l. to Mr. Levett out of Letter Office money; and 50l. to Mr. Guy, for secret service, out of money of lands seized of the Earl of Macclesfield's estate. Disposition Book VI, p. 80.
July 8. William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Navy Commissioners to supply out of money in the hands of the Navy Treasurer on account of the 400,000l. [for the Navy service for the year beginning 1686, Lady day] so much as is wanting upon account of the stores for the magazines. The Treasury Lords will make that money good again as there shall be occasion. Ibid.
Same (in the absence of same) to the Auditor of the Receipt to receive the sum of 14,254l. 15s. 5d. which Richard Graham, esq., William Gulston, esq., George Stanlake, gent., and Nichalas Donning, gent., are to pay into the Exchequer and to strike tallies for same as payable by Sir James Hayes, kt., for certain arrears of rent and other things owing to the King under an indenture of lease dated 1669, July 12 [of the late Farm of the Irish Revenue to the Foorths et al. ut supra, pp. 1423–5]: all in accordance with an indenture tripartite between the King of the first part Sir James Hayes et al. of the second part and the said Graham et al. as above of the third part. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 140.
Appending: form of said tallies.
July 8. William Lowndes to the Auditor of the Receipt and to Mr. Wardour [Clerk of the Pells] for a list of the tallies struck at the Exchequer for the 150,000l. advanced by the late Farmers of the Hearth duty; distinguishing therein the tallies for the money by them paid in specie from the tallies that were stricken upon the said contractors[Farmers] for or on account of the Navy, Ordnance, Forces or any other public or private use. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 141.
[?] The Treasury Lords to Jeremy Bonnell, Nat. Bonnell, Simeon Bonnell, Jno. Parker and Francis Baker, merchants. There was paid to you by several orders of Council 4,000l. to be by you employed for the redemption of [English] captives [in Barbary], but after you had redeemed 40 slaves you petitioned the Lords [of the Privy Council] to be exeused from proceeding any further in the said redemption and your request therein was granted; but you were ordered at the same time, 1672, May 10, to account for the remainder of said 4,000l. There yet remains 1,378l. unaccounted, nor was the [said balance or] money paid to those that succeeded you in the said redemption. You are to give bearer satisfaction herein, "who will attend us therewith in order to have the same presented to his Majesty in Council, that speedy care may be taken for getting in the money yet behind." Ibid.
July 8. Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order of the King in Council as follows concerning wool exports to Jersey. Out Letters (Customs) XI, p. 49.
Prefixing: said order, dated Hampton Court, July 2. Sir Phillip Carterett, bart., and Sir Edward Carterett, kt., have on behalf of themselves et al. the subjects of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark, Petitioned setting forth that since the Act of 12 Car. II. [c. 32, § xiii], whereby a certain quantity of wool was allowed to be yearly transported from Southampton to those islands, the manufactory of wool therein is so increased that above double the quantity allowed to be exported [thither] is yearly used in making stockings. This petition was referred May 13 last to the Treasury Lords and they have this day brought a report from the Customs Commissioners thereon. On reading same his Majesty hereby orders that the petitioners be permitted to carry yearly from the port of Southampton of uncombed wool 4,000 tods into Jersey, 2,000 todds into Guernsey, 400 tods into Alderney and 200 tods into Sark [being in each case double the quantity allowed under the abovesaid Act of 12 Car. II], "a proclamation bearing date this day or any other order to the contrary notwithstanding."
Treasury warrant to same to permit the shipment and export, Customs free, of Navy stores (boatswain's and carpenter's sea stores) as follow for his Majesty's ship Dunbarton at Virginia, which are to be carried thither by Mr. Crow, master of the Margaret pink now at Deptford. Ibid, pp. 49–52.
Appending: schedule of said stores certified by the Navy Commissioners July 7 inst.
July 8. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robt. Douglass for leave to import seven bales of muslin which he has brought from the East Indies to Scanderoon, where, missing an English ship, he was forced to lade same on a Dutch ship and they are now in Holland; petitioner being desirous that his Majesty should have the advantage of the Customs arising on the said goods amounting to near 500l. Reference Book V, p. 106.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Hardis, praying to be heard before he be suspended. Ibid, p. 107.
Treasury warrant to Auditor Aldworth to allow in account to Wendiver Lowndes the items as follows. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 107.
Prefixing: said Lowndes's account of payments and allowances demanded by him [being charges expended by him in getting in divers arrears of taxes] from 1686, Mar. 26, to 1686–7, Mar. 18.
l. s. d.
paid Mr. Hall for three quietuses 5 18 0
paid Tho. Thorowgood, bailiff et al. for serving process 2 0 0
paid Secondary Normansell for fees on 73l. 18s. 0d. paid into the Exchequer by him 3 14 0
paid ditto for executing divers process 8 0 0
paid James Roberts, bailiff 1 0 0
paid Tho. Rowse, undersheriff of Middlesex, his fees for levying 32l. 8s. 0d. 1 12 0
paid James Roberts, bailiff, for levying divers process 2 0 0
2s. in the £ on 1,448l. 2s. 3d. collected by Lowndes, then accomptant 144 16 0
2s. in the £ on 75l. 18s. 0d. paid into the Exchequer by Secondary Normansell and the undersheriff of co. Midd 7 17 10