Entry Book: July 1687, 21-31

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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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July 1687, 21-31

July 21. Money warrant for 1,300l. to Roger, Earl of Castlemaine, for 13 weeks to July 3 inst. on his ordinary as Ambassador Extraordinary to Rome. (Money order dated July 21 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 210. Order Book II, p. 75.
Same for 250l. to Henry, Duke of Grafton, for one quarter to June 24 last on his pension of 1,000l. per an. out of First Fruits and Tenths. Money Book VIII, p. 212.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Commissioners and Receiver General of the Alienation Office to pay 300l. a year to Sir William Morrice, bart. (son of Sir William Morrice, kt., formerly a Principal Secretary of State), on the grant of 1666–7, Feb. 6, to him of said sum as annuity or pension for life. Ibid, pp. 213–4.
Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier to pay 11,075l. 16s. 8d. [sic for 1,175l. 16s. 8d.] to John Crisp and Tho. Crispe, esq., and Sir Nicho. Crispe, bart., for 4¼ years' salary to Lady day last on their salary as Collector of Customs outwards, London port, with dormant clause for payment of said salary in future: as by the dormant warrant of June 23 last. The present payment is to be by four weekly instalments. Disposition Book VI, p. 85. Money Book VIII, p. 211.
Appending: copy of said Treasury warrant of June 23 last to the Customs Cashier to pay said 4¼ years on said salary; with dormant clause ut supra: all as by the privy seal of June 23 inst., supra, p. 1404.
Same to same to pay John Backwell 1,147l. 10s. 0d. for 4½ years' salary as Comptroller of London port: with dormant clause ut supra: all as by the Treasury warrant of June 23 last: to be paid by four weekly instalments. Disposition Book VI, p. 86. Money Book VIII, p. 210.
Appending: copy of said Treasury warrant made upon the privy seal of June 23 last, supra, p. 1404.
Same to same to pay Robert Tounson [Townsend] 1,983l. 6s. 8d. for 4¼ years' salary to Lady day last on his salary as Collector Inwards, London port: with dormant clause, ut supra: all as by the Treasury warrant of June 23 last: to be paid by four weekly instalments. Disposition Book VI, p. 86. Money Book VIII, pp. 211–2.
Appending: copy of said Treasury warrant made upon the privy seal of June 23 last, supra, p. 1404.
July 21. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing a proposal made to his Majesty for preventing frauds in the Customs. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 147.
Same to Major Dickens "at his house near Lindhurst in New Forest, Hampshire," to attend the Treasury Lords as soon as possible. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Sugar. The Treasury Lords are informed that the stewards and bailiffs belonging to the temporalities of the archbishopric of York have been remiss and negligent in their duties. You are to let them know that if they do not diligently apply themselves to their duties my Lords will displace such as they can and have the rest arrested. Ibid, pp. 147–8.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Edward Rumsey (storehousekeeper in Bristol port) as landwaiter ibid. loco William Kingsley, who is to be removed to be a quayman, London port. Out Letters (Customs) XI, pp. 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58.
Renatus Palmer (deputy to one of the patent waiters, London port) as surveyor in Dartmouth port loco William Gybbs, who declines same.
10l. per an. to be put on the establishment as an additional allowance to the [Customs] officer at Guernsey, who is to be empowered to go on board all vessels there and take account of their loading in like manner as the officer at Jersey is authorised by the King's letter of 1685–6, Feb. 24. The Treasury Lords will move the King for such a letter. Further, fit persons are to be nominated for boatmen to assist the said two officers, one boat and two boatmen to each, and the said two chief boatmen to be paid 35l. per an. each and the two inferior boatmen 30l. per an. each: all as proposed by the Customs Commissioners' memorial of the 8th inst.
Christopher Wise as boatman in Dartmouth port loco Thomas Bawden, lately dismissed.
Paul Hicks (one of the land surveyors at Plymouth) as tidesurveyor ibid. loco John Taylour at the present salary of 60l. per an.: and said Taylour to be landwaiter loco said Hicks at the present salary of 40l. per an.
Joseph Sandford (an extraordinary tidesman, London port) as waiter and searcher at Gosport in Portsmouth port loco John Francklyn, who is to be an extraordinary tidesman, London port, as formerly.
The number of tidesmen in Poole port to be increased and to that end Henry James, John Hall and William Herring to be added as such at the established salary.
John Harris (an extraordinary tidesman, London port) as a tidesman in fee ibid. loco William Cooke, preferred to be tidesurveyor there.
William Parker as waterman, London port loco James Hall, who relinquishes same.
Philip Paine as a weighing porter at Bristol loco Sam. Morgan, lately deceased.
Nicholas Reading (an extraordinary tidesman, London port) as a tidesman in fee ibid. loco William Viccars, lately preferred to be tidesurveyor there.
Daniel Hooper as collector of the Four and a Half per cent. at Austins [Oistins, Barbados] loco John Turner, lately deceased.
Richard Nicholson as waiter and searcher at Bridgetown, Barbados loco Richard Alford, dismissed.
James Moncreife as same ibid. loco Robert Freeman, deceased.
John Pare as same ibid. loco Tho. Jennings, deceased.
Christopher Edgar as a tidesman in (London sic for) Exeter port to complete the establishment of that port.
Peter Gold (an extraordinary tidesman, Newcastle port) as tidesman in fee ibid. loco John Woodhave, lately dismissed.
William Huntridge as boatman in Sunderland port loco Tho. Smith, lately deceased.
July 21. Treasury order to John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, to rate the following constat [particular] with a view to a lease to Mary Craven and Martha Allen for 31 years. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 117
Prefixing: copy made out by T. Eden, Deputy King's Remembrancer, of the particular of a messuage and pasture land and woodland pertaining thereto in the parish of Wellington, co. Salop, and now or late in the tenure of Richard Jones, of the clear value of 18l. per an.: being parcel of the lands of Francis Charleton, late of St. Giles, co. Middlesex, outlaw for high treason committed 1683, May 30: together with: memorandum thereon that same is made upon an inquisition taken at Shrewsbury 1686–7. Jan. 19, before Charles Manwaring, Geo. Weld, Edwd. Kinaston, Rob. Price, John Huxley and Christo. Brayne, esqrs., Richard Deaves and John Waring, gent., by the oath of Peter Langley et al. jurors.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to the ladies Frances and Althamiah Vaughan, daughters to Richard, late Earl of Carbery, of premises as below for 25 years from 1693, Lady day, at 5l. per an. rent as formerly and fine of 20l.: it appearing by certificate of July 11 last by Robert Humphreys, who acts for the Auditor of Crown Revenues for Wales, that they have cleared the collection rent of 25l. 1s. 0d. and the farm rent of 5l. up to Lady day last. Ibid, pp. 119–122.
Prefixing: (a) particular, certified by said Deputy Auditor Robert Humfreys, of the premises, viz.: (1) the Crown land called Keven y Mace in the manor of Iscoed Gwynionedd or within the mediety of the manor of Gwynionedd Iskerdin Moythin in co. Cardigan, and all profits of Court etc. and other casual profits arising within said manor and a certain due or custom called Keir dair march payable by the free tenants there: being all parcel formerly of the possessions of the Duke of Richmond and valued at 100s. [per an.]. (2) The collection and receipt, for the King, of an annual rent of 25l. 1s. 0d. payable by several tenants et al. for certain lands, messuages, profits etc. in the hundred and town of Iscoed Gwynionedd and mediety of the manor of Gwynionedd Iskerdin Mouthin: all as leased to Sir Francis Lloyd 1662, April 19, for 31 years.
(b) Ratal by John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of said particular.
July 21.
Col. Edwyn Stede [Lieut.-Gov. of Barbados] to the Treasury Lords. On the first notification of your appointment as Treasury Lords I sent you a general account of the occurrences in this island and particularly what related to the revenue. Since then, little has offered worthy of notice. The Four and a Half per cent. Duty will this year fall much short of the two preceding years. This is occasioned by the smallness of the crop and not by want of care in the officers, for it is now under such a method that it is not possible to make a greater improvement of it. It will appear from the accompts which I sent some time since of that revenue that there is above 1,000l. remaining in cash here for want of means to return it, good bills being scarce to be had here, nor will anybody draw a bill under 10 per cent., which we count now the common exchange of this island for bills of exchange. As I have no warrant to give that or any sum for the purchase of bills I am not qualified so to do. I await your commands herein. In my last I proposed that all Custom House salaries, rents and incidents should be paid out of the money here received "if they amount to more than the offal and course species of this country produce not fit to be sent to the English market." My own salary might also be so paid here to save the charge of purchasing bills of exchange, though otherwise it would be more commodious to me to receive my salary in England. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 235–8.
As I have not hitherto sent a stated account of my receipts as Collector of his Majesty's casual revenue in this island I now lay the whole state of that receipt before you; desiring excuse if the method thereof is not agreeable to the Exchequer methods "which are not well known to us here." The greatest sums therein paid by me are vouched by Mr. Blathwayt and Mr. Guy, and I am ready to produce such vouchers for the other sums as you may require, desiring you to account them as well vouched by my oath. I have procured for his Majesty, whose right it was, 400l. sterling for a parcel of land escheated which my predecessor had contracted to sell to the same person for 100l. to his own account. With the general account I also send a particular account and list of debts outstanding in this island and due to the estate of one Moxon and Holloway etc. in Company, which Holloway was executed in England for a traitor. Sir Richard Dutton was ordered to get in those debts, but he delayed it so long before he gave me the papers that several of the debtors, being traders to and from this island, went off and died in remote parts, leaving no estate in this island. The balance resting in my hands on this and all accounts of the casual revenue is upwards of 2,000l. sterling, which is ready to be paid here at an hour's warning or remitted as you shall direct. But Treasurer Rochester ordered 800l. to remain in my hands (out of the 2,000l. received for the unlawful carrying away of Hanson, then the King's prisoner) in order to satisfy such of the inhabitants here as were injured by Hanson's being so carried away. I myself was so injured and I desire consideration in that particular.
At the close of the accounts I have added some observations particularly relating to informers and the Attorney General [of this island] and desire your directions therein particularly relating to the prosecution of concealments of forfeited or escheated estates. As for the deodands, it rests entirely with the King to order as to the disposal of them to charitable uses desired by the vestries of the several parishes. I have lately held a Grand Sessions for this island, at which the fines and forfeited recognizances amount to about 1,300l. sterling, but I fear little will be got from the forfeited recognizances which make up a great part of said total, for the parties are dead or gone off or little worth. Some of the fines are paid and charged in my present account, but the great fine of 500l. on Sir Timothy Thornhill (whose misdoing deserved a far greater one) he has appealed against to the King. I know no just pretence he has to hope for a pardon of it. The list of the said fines and forfeited recognizances will be sent by the next [boat] to Mr. Blathwayt with the rest of the Sessions papers, which cannot sooner be got ready.
July 22. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Guy] for secret service the 100l. paid into the Exchequer by Sir William Rook, late sheriff of Kent, for a fine set upon Thomas Gouldsmith, "notwithstanding any signification to the contrary." Disposition Book VI, p. 86.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren. I return Mr. Mitton's petition with your report thereon [both missing]. You are to estimate the charge of raising the roof belonging to Lord Waldegrave's lodgings to make the building regular. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 148.
Same to William Waterson, enclosing the petition [missing] of Samuel Danvers. Are the allegations true especially relating to the 20l. ? Ibid.
[?] The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Sunderland [as a Secretary of State]. The King has made an agreement [see supra, pp. 1467–8] with Mr. Constable, who is forthwith to sail to the West Indies in accordance therewith. He desires a letter under the royal signet and sign manual to direct all Governors and Commanders to assist him. Please move the King for such letter. Ibid.
July 22. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to permit the shipment, Customs free, for Jamaica of household stuffs ets. for the Duke of Albemarle, being within the stipulated allowance of 500 tons of goods. Ibid, p. 149.
Treasury warrant to same to establish the salary of 30l. per an. for Thomas Kilner as the person appointed (with your approval) by Sir John Shaw to be warehousekeeper, London port. Out Letters (Customs) XI, p. 57.
Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Martin Perse to the King; petitioner shewing that he had leave from the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to come to England to adjust the accounts of John Chudleigh, late purser of the Reserve, Bonadventure and other the King's ships; that said accounts are now passed and that 927l. 19s. 2d. is thereupon due to him from the King; therefore praying speedy payment of same, petitioner, as administrator, being threatened with imprisonment for Chudleigh's debts occasioned by his said employment. Reference Book V, p. 118.
July 22. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Roger Herbert for a quayman's place, London port. Reference Book V, p. 119.
Same to Sir Tho. Powys, Solicitor General, of the report by Mr. Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, on the memorial, ut supra, pp. 1464–5, from the Duke of Albemarle concerning Theobald's rents. The Solicitor General is to report whether the grant in question is dispunishable of waste. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Nott for employment in the Customs, he having been bred a merchant. Ibid.
Same to John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor of Crown Lands, and to Richard Graham and Philip Burton and to the Solicitor General, of the petition of Charles Fox, late Paymaster of the Forces; petitioner shewing that in Nov., 1685, he placed 4,203l. 17s. 0d. into the hands of Mr. Price to make weekly returns to the Forces then in the West; that said Price failed and petitioner issued an extent where by estate [of said Price] was seized sufficient to pay said debt; that afterwards another extent was issued for securing 10,600l. returned by said Tho. Price out of Ireland and by an order of the Exchequer Court the seizure for the said 10,600l. was to have preference of all other seizures: petitioner being informed that the estate so seized is able to satisfy both sums prays that said 4,203l. 17s. 0d. may be satisfied thereout and that he may be allowed the like sum upon his account of the Forces for the year ended 1685, Dec. 31. Ibid, pp. 119–20.
Memorandum: "this petition was enclosed in a letter to Mr. Graham, Mr. Burton and Mr. Noell, who made their report, which with the petition were again referred" as above.
Same to Edwd. Ange of the petition of Samue II Taverner, shewing that his goods to the value of 100l. were seized by James Marsh and one Hardress for a fine of 40l. set on him by the Oxford Act for preaching; which money is not [yet] paid into the Exchequer: therefore prays relief. Ibid, p. 122.
July 23. Same to Mr. Fillingham et al. of the petition of Ellis Lloyd, shewing that his name was used in trust for one Mr. Anteline, a Roman Catholic, in receiving a pension of 200l. per an. granted by the late King to said Anteline; and that Sir Richard Dereham, collector of the Poll money, has set petitioner in super for 30l. for having the said pension: therefore prays consideration so that such his kindness may not turn to his wrong. Ibid, p. 120.
Same to William Hewer of the petition of John Boyle, shewing that John Chuter, a soldier at Tangie, assigned his Tangier pay to him in consideration of moneys lent: that Chuter is since killed in the West: therefore prays that Chuter's arrear of said pay may be stopped in Hewer's hands and paid to petitioner. Ibid.
July 23. Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of James Pearse, surgeon, for payment of 261l. 14s. 8d. due to him for his salary as Surgeon General of the Navy. Reference Book V, p. 121.
Same to Col. William Legg of the petition of Tho. Humphrey, ironmonger, and Jo[h]n Martyr [timber merchant] for payment of 159l. 17s. 7½d. due to them for timber and nails for fencing the trees in St. James's, Hampton Court and Greenwich Parks, "being formerly granted by the Earl of Rochester to be paid." Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor General of Works, of the petition of Robt. Streeter, serjeant painter, William Beach, smith, and Char. Hopson, joiner, praying payment of 227l. 7s. 0d. due to them for their several works done in the library by the late King's command. Ibid, p. 122.
Same to Owen Wynn, Warden of the Mint, of the petition of Jo[h]n Roteires, his Majesty's engraver at the Mint, praying payment of 112l. 10s. 0d. for a quarter due on his allowance of 450l. per an. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Rook for a coastwaiter's or quayman's place in London or a landwaiter's place in any outport; his family having been always loyal. He is hereby to be presented for any such place as he is fit for. Ibid, p. 123.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of William Clark for payment of 8l. 6s. 8d. arrears on his pension of 6l. 13s. 4d. for the loss of his leg on board the Constant Katherine, which [arrear] cannot be paid by the said Commissioners for want of a fund. Ibid, p. 125.
Same to same of the petition of the clerks of the Navy and the officers in the Yards, praying payment of 3,262l. 15s. 3d. due to them for wages before 1686, Lady day, for want of which they are reduced to great streights. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the [petition as in the] order of the King in Council as follows. Ibid, p. 126.
Prefixing: said order, dated Hampton Court, July 16 inst., referring to the Treasury Lords the petition of Tho. Westerne, gunfounder, praying renewal for a twelvemonth of his expired licence for exporting iron guns under a duty of 5s. per ton; he having at this time some rough iron guns on his hands.
July 25.
Windsor Castle.
Henry Guy to same to deliver to the Earl of Sunderland and the Duke of Grafton, on paym nt of Custom, the two fatts of Rhenish wine arrived in the Thames for them. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 149.
July 26.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue, out of Tenths, 40l. to Philip Burton for prosecution of law suits. Disposition Book VI, p. 91.
(Same to said Burton to pay same to Mathew Ingram, who is nominated to manage and solicit here in London the matters relating to the estates of the rebels in the West. When any money is raised by the sale of those estates you are to give notice to the Treasury Lords so that this 40l. and the 1,200l. paid to the Commissioners [for inquiring after and selling said estates] and the 200l. paid to Widow Penny may all be made good to the King thereout.)
July 27.
Windsor Castle.
Royal sign manual for 1,956l. 0s. 2d. 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 28 hereon. Money order dated July 29 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XII, p. 221. Money Book VIII, p. 214. Order Book II, p. 76.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 10,000l. to Sir William Villiers, bart., as imprest for the stables, to be by him paid out according to directions to be from time to time received by him from George, Lord Dartmouth, Master of the Horse, for the several uses following, viz. for buying horses, coaches, town harness, chairs, waggons and other particulars relating to the extraordinary service of the Stables. The accounts thereof are to be drawn up by the Auditors of Imprests in English and not in Latin. (Money warrant dated Aug. 5 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated July 30. Money order dated Aug. 8 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XII, p. 222. Money Book VIII, p. 232. Order Book II, p. 80.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Edward Russell and Francis Russell, esqrs., and their executors etc. of an annual or yearly rent, payment or sum of 600l. for ten years from Lady day last and to be payable quarterly. King's Warrant Book XII, p. 223.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge the executors of John Tooker of the sum of 361l. 18s. 0d. as in part of the moneys owing by him to the King on his respective accounts: the said Tooker (as bailiff and collector of the manors of Milton Falconbridge, Stoke under Hamdon, Stratton upon Fosse, Midsomer Norton, Farrington Gurney, West Harptree, Widcombe, Englishcombe and Laverton, co. Somerset, and Ryme Intrinseca and Ryme Extrinseca, co. Dorset, and also as Deputy to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall) being found at the time of his death indebted to the King in 723l. 16s. 0d. as is certified June 10 last by Richard Meredith, Deputy Auditor of said Duchy, besides several sums amounting to 95l. 19s. 8d. owing to the Countess Dowager of Bristol: it being certified by Bartholomew Fillingham et al. (in report on the petition of Dorothy, widow of said Tooker) that he was employed for more than 20 years as Receiver General or Deputy Receiver of all the taxes and assessments granted to Charles II for Bristol and co. Somerset and performed his trusts therein very faithfully, [his receipts] amounting to above 350,000l.: and further the King being well satisfied that he was very loyal and active on all occasions in behalf of the late and present King and was a sufferer in his estate by his loyalty. But the executors of said Tooker are hereby to pay in the balance of said debt before the present allowance be made. And nothing herein is to discharge the moneys owing to the said Countess of Bristol. Ibid, pp. 225–6.
Money warrant for 1,301l. 3s. 9d. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe for 5 per cent. interest [for a quarter] to June 24 last on several sums by them lent for the service of the late and present King: as by an account thereof stated by Auditor Aldworth and allowed by the Treasury Lords July 21 inst. (Money order dated July 29 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 215. Order Book II, p. 76.
July 27. 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. 88–91.
l. s. d.
Out of the Customs.
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 the Privy Purse 500 0 0
to Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncomb for interest for last June 24 quarter 1,302 12 0
to Mr. Aldworth for secret service 1,710 0 0
to Sir William Villers for (arrears of) the Stable equipage 1,746 11
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 3,000 0 0
Out of the loans on the Linen Duty Act.
to ditto for same 7,000 0 0
Out of the Excise.
to ditto for same 5,000 0 0
to Lady Fisher 250 0 0
to Tho. Lane 125 0 0
to Charles Gifford, esq. 75 0 0
to the executors of Fra. Mansell, esq. 50 0 0
to Rob. Swann 40 0 0
to Tho. Whitgrave, esq. 50 0 0
to the executors of Mris. Kath. Gunter 100 0 0
to Francis Reynolds, esq. 50 0 0
to John Rogers and Ann his wife 25 0 0
to Sir Tho. Windham 150 0 0
to Lady Windham's daughters 200 0 0
to Nicho. Yates 25 0 0
to Nicho. Estoll 12 10 0
to the executors of Nicho. Tettersell 25 0 0
to Mris. Ellen Bird 7 10 0
to Mr. Skelton for ambassadorial extraordinaries 843 0 0
to Marquis d'Albyville for same 512 0 0
to Sir Gabriel Sylvius for same 444 0 0
to Mr. Petit for same 167 0 0
to Mris. Katherine Elliot 100 0 0
to Mris. Winifrid Windham 100 0 0
Out of Hearthmoney.
to the Cofferer of the Household 2,000 0 0
to Sir Robert Vyner for plate 1,000 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 500 0 0
to Mr. Robinson, Agent at Sweden, for ambassadorial ordinary and extraordinaries 1,095 0 0
to Lady Joane Howard 125 0 0
to Lady Marshall [Marischal] 150 0 0
Out of the imposition on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for store[s] and storehouses 3,000 0 0
(Same to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; said paper including the above seven Customs items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following items [payable direct out of the Customs Office], viz. 1,250l. to the Duke of Richmond for a quarter; 100l. to Mr. Topham for half a year; 142l. 11s. 3d. to the Chancellor of the Garter for the Poor Knights at Windsor [sic]: total disposition of the Customs, 17,751l. 14s. 8¼d.) (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 six Hearthmoney items; total disposition, 4,870l.: and for the Excise the above 22 items [payable out of the Exchequer], out of the Excise Office], viz. 1,975l. towards the quarterly bill of the Excise: total disposition of the Excise, 10,326l.)
July 27.
Windsor Castle.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing an extract [missing] of a letter to Mr. Pepys from Capt. Allin, commander of the Quaker ketch attending the coasts of Virginia and Maryland; said letter relating to several ports being unfit to be made use of for clearing of ships in Maryland and Virginia. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 149.
Treasury warrant to same to employ John Banks as collector of Ipswich port at 80l. per an. salary in place of George Gosnell, who is to be Deputy Customer: all in respect of the great age and infirmity of said Gosnell and because the said port, lying opposite the coast of Holland, is a place of considerable action and requires a man of vigour. Out Letters (Customs) XI, p. 58.
Same to same to deliver to Anthony Vespreet, merchant, the lace and gloves seized ut supra, p. 1370, which were delivered to him by his brother James Vespreet for a debt, who failed about three years since; which said laces, being out of fashion in England, he had trimmed up to improve their sale in Jamaica, whither he intended to send them, but were seized by Humphry Jones, though they have been three years in England and are not intended to be disposed here: the Customs Commissioners having reported that petitioner is not a dealer in either gloves or laces and that at the time of the seizure they were intended and made up for a foreign market. Ibid, p. 59.
July 28. Privy seal dormant for 20,000l. to be issued in such proportions, to such persons and for such uses as the King shall from time to time direct by his royal sign manual. (Royal warrant, dated July 20, to the Clerk of the Signet for said privy seal.) King's warrant Book XII, p. 186.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 142l. 11s. 3d. to Seth, Bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, for last June 24 quarter on the [reduced] annuity for the support of the honour of said Order: as by the privy seal of 1685, Dec. 9. Money Book VIII, p. 215.
Money warrant for 1,250l. to Charles, Duke of Richmond and Lennox, for last June 24 quarter on his pension of 5,000l. per an. as by the privy seal of 1686, Dec. 22 (27). (Money order dated July 29 hereon.) Ibid, p. 216. Order Book II, p. 76.
July 28.
Treasury Chambers.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free and unopened, two cases arrived in the Mary Rose and the Thomas and Samuel from Leghorn; being both for the Queen's use. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 150.
Appending: letter, dated St. James's House, July 26, from P. [sic? for J.] Ronchi [to the Treasury] requesting delivery as above.
Same to Col. Waldrond. The Treasury Lords take it very ill that you have not yet paid in the money as you promised. If you do not pay in three days process will issue against you. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The King will pay Sir Peter Paravicini 7,000l. within 90 days for his interest in the Navy Office upon his discharging the King of the rent of 560l. per an., payable under the terms of the lease of that office. Give Paravicini notice of this. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to bearer goods as follows, Customs free and unopened, being for the use of his Majesty's chapel royal. Ibid.
Appending: letter, dated Hammersmith, July 22, from B. Giffard to the Treasury Lords, requesting delivery to Mr. Stanley, the bearer hereof, of a box and barrel which have come over filled with crucifixes, pictures and such like ornaments for altars.
Same to the Bishop of Bristol. It is the King's pleasure to remit the fine of 500l. set upon your brother, Mr. Chichester Trelawney, and that he be discharged from the prison of the King's Bench, "but [his Majesty] thinks it fit that he be sent to Bedlam or otherwise kept in custody and provided for out of his own estate by his relations." You are desired to take care of this matter accordingly. Ibid, p. 151.
Same to the Earl of Sunderland [Secretary of State]. Mr. Arnold Brown is indebted to the King in considerable sums of money and, towards satisfaction of said debt, surrenders to the King his office of one of the Six Clerks in Chancery. At the desire of the Treasury Lords, the Master of the Rolls has sold said office to Mr. Bazill Hearn for 5,880l., which money is applied towards payment of said debt. The Master of the Rolls has represented to the Treasury Lords that he took the surrender from Mr. Browne for the King's use, which appears expressly on record, "and now he hath sworn and admitted another [the said Hearn] into that place, which is his own act, without any legal warrant for so doing; and that no records for the King's benefit can be discharged without a warrant; and that Mr. Hearn may be in danger to pay the money again hereafter, for his discharge does not appear anywhere and that he thinks it very necessary as well for Mr. Hearn who has paid his money as for himself, who by the surrender is become a trustee for the King, that he may have a warrant, to be by him enrolled, to justify hereafter what he hath done." The Treasury Lords have laid this matter before the King and it is his Majesty's pleasure that such a warrant be issued for the indemnity of the Master of the Rolls and for said Hearn's discharge. Please prepare it accordingly and get the King's signature to it. Ibid, pp. 151–2.
July 28.
Treasury Chambers.
Henry Guy to Major Pope, enclosing the petition [missing] of Tho. Heath and Richard Colls for their arrears of pay (now detained in your hands) for their service at Tangier. Send the Treasury Lords your answer to said petition and a certificate what title you have to stop the money. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 152.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh [Paymaster of the Forces] to report to the Treasury Lords next Tuesday at Windsor on the enclosed petition and papers [all missing] of Sir Tho. Chambers. Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition and papers [all missing] of Lieut. Col. Archibald Dowglas, praying payment of smart money for wounds received at Tangier. What sum is usually allowed on the establishment of the Forces for officers of his quality for smart money? Ibid, p. 153.
Same to Visct. Preston [Master of the Great Wardrobe] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Hester Giffard, widow of Charles Giffard, late apothecary to the Household, praying allowance for the goods mentioned in the enclosed warrant [missing], which he provided at his own charge for his Majesty's service. Ibid, p. 155.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. The poor inhabitants of Tangier have lately applied to the Treasury Lords for what remains due to them from the (officers of the) Earl of Dumbarton's Regiment (amounting to 4,000l. or thereabouts). The late Treasurer Rochester directed you to stop such debt out of the pay of the officers of said Regiment, viz. by so much per day of such pay. Please send the Treasury Lords an account how much you have so stopped, so that they may give order for the relief of said inhabitants. Ibid, p. 156.
Treasury reference to the Earl of Dumbarton of the abovesaid petition, together with William Hewer's report formerly made on the case. The Treasury Lords think it unreasonable to keep the poor inhabitants longer out of their money and therefore desire the Earl of Dunbarton to appoint his representative to meet Mr. Hewer and Mr. Alexander, agent to the said Regiment, and newly come from Ireland, and to attend the Treasury Lords with the result. Reference Book V, p. 126.
Same to William Hewer of the petition of James Alexander, shewing that he was appointed agent by the Earl of Dumbarton's Regiment when in Ireland and as such received from the late Farmers of the Irish Revenue, for the use of said Regiment, seven assignments on their respective collectors for [in all] 1,388l. 4s. 8¼d., of which the said collectors have paid only 256l. 14s. 9d. as not having effects in their hands to pay the remainder: further that he received seven warrants from the Governor in Ireland in 1682 for remitting several cheques amounting to 75l. 15s. 6d., which [sum] he never could receive from the Vice Treasurer, but is still also owing to the officers and soldiers [of said Regiment]: that he has applied to the Farmers for satisfaction, but is delayed on pretence that their accounts are depending before the Treasury Lords: and that he is daily threatened to be arrested for the said moneys: therefore prays payment thereof out of some certain fund either here or in Ireland. Ibid, p. 121.
June 28. Treasury reference to the Auditor concerned, of the petition of Richard James, shewing that he can inform of several estates concealed from the Crown belonging to the Castle of Radnor; that he holds some Crown lands belonging to said castle from one Richards, his Majesty's auditor, of which one Watkins has endeavoured to deprive him: therefore praying that he may enjoy his estate peaceably. Reference Book V, p. 124.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy of Ireland. Mr. Strong, being ready to depart for Ireland to do his service, has been with us. In the Commission which appointed him he is named Robert Strong, whereas his true name is William Strong. We remember there was a subsequent warrant dated April 5 last for a new Commission which was to rectify this misnomer. Has this been yet done? If not, please give order for it to be done. Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 41.
July 29. Royal sign manual for 1,710l. 1s. 5½d. to William Aldworth, esquire, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal of July 28 inst. (Money warrant dated July 29 hereon. Money order dated July 29 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XII, p. 221. Money Book VIII, p. 216. Order Book II, p. 76.
Money warrant for 500l. to Philip Burton as imprest for Crown law charges. (Money order dated July 30 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 217. Order Book II, p. 77.
Same for 250l. to Mris. Jane Lane, now Lady Fisher, for last Lady day quarter on her pension. Money Book VIII, p. 217.
Same for 150l. to Sir Tho. Windham for same on his same. Ibid.
Same for 200l. to Rachell and Frances Windham, daughters of Lady Anne Windham, for half a year to June 24 last on their same. Ibid, p. 218.
July 29.
Treasury Chambers.
Henry Guy to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton to report on the enclosed account [missing] of Price's debt to Alderman Duncombe. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 148. King's Warrant Book XII, p. 222.
Same to Visct. Falkland [Treasurer of the Navy] to report on the enclosed petition and bills of James Pearse, Chirurgeon General of the Navy. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 152.
Appending: note only of said Pearse's petition for 261l. 4s. 8d. for his salary before 1686, Mar. 25, as Surgeon General of the Navy, upon eight bills signed by the Navy Commissioners.
Same to Mr. Gilbert Jones. There are several trees felled and others marked in Waltham Forest without Treasury order. You are to take care those felled be not carried off and those marked be not felled and you are to attend the Treasury Lords next Thursday morning. Ibid.
Same to the Solicitor General to report on the enclosed copy [missing] of a warrant empowering the Queen Dowager's messengers to levy all arrears of rents due to her [out of her jointure lands]. You are to state your opinion whether the same may properly be renewed. Ibid, p. 153.
Same to Sir Roger L'Estrange to report on the enclosed papers [missing] of Margaret Skinner for some allowance in consideration of a discovery by her made of Dr. Tong's papers. Ibid.
July 29.
Treasury Chambers.
Henry Guy to Mr. Whitfeild [Clerk of Foreign Estreats] to send a perfect and particular list of all the moneys which were issued in the summons of the Greenwax or other process into the counties of Durham and Northumberland and town of Newcastle within seven years last past for forfeitures incurred in that time or before on the statute of 5 Eliz. for executing the writ de excommunicato capiendo and the names of the respective persons against whom those processes were issued, "which forfeitures or some of them were estreated out of the King's Bench into your Office, as appears by the enclosed certificate" [missing]. You are also to specify the names of the sheriffs to whom they [said summons] were issued and what return they have made thereupon in each case. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 153.
Same to the Solicitor General. On June 18 last, supra, p. 1413, I sent to the Attorney General and yourself some considerations for settling the business relating to pedlars etc. for your report thereon. As the Attorney General is out of town and cannot join with you, please report your opinion singly. Ibid, p. 154.
Same to Mr. Hewer to stop in your hands all moneys due to William Hopton for his four years' arrears of pay at Tangier till he and Capt. Langston are agreed; upon your report on said Hopton's petition ut supra, p. 1440. Ibid, p. 156.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt. The Treasury Lords have considered the report of the Earl of Ranelagh and yourself on the petition of Col. Peircy Kirk, the Field Officers and Captains of the Queen Dowager's Regiment of Foot, praying allowance of the 500l., ut supra, p. 1333, as within the measure of the King's bounty extended to other regiments in the like cases. You state that the royal warrant of 1685, June 21, directed Mr. Fox to advance said sum to the agent of the regiment for the use of the regiment and to be deducted out of their pay, but that by the subsequent royal warrant of 1686, Mar. 26, it is declared that same was intended for providing clothes for recruits of said regiment, which being presently after disbanded the said clothes were not made use of, so that no allowance could be made for same out of the pay of the private soldiers. My Lords have laid this matter before the King and received his pleasure that a warrant pass to allow said 500l. to said officers for the charges they were at in raising and disbanding their recruits without any deduction whatsoever out of their pay as aforesaid. Ibid.
July 29. Treasury warrant to Sir John Shaw, bart., Collector Inwards, London port, and to Sir Nicho. Crispe, bart., Collector Outwards ibid., to swear John Payne into office as deputy to John Needler, Comptroller of Great and Petty Customs ibid. (Cancelled and a fresh warrant issued 1687, Aug. 4, to the Customs Commissioners to admit said Payne as such deputy.) Out Letters (Customs) XI, pp. 59, 60.
Treasury reference to Charles Toll et al. of the petition of John Templer for his arrears of fees as a serjeant at arms to 1686, May 11, the day he was retrenched: same being referred to the Treasury Lords by order in Council. Reference Book V, p. 122.
July 29. Treasury reference to Sir Thomas Powys, Solicitor General, of the Customs Commissioners' report on George Clarke's petition, ut supra, p. 1441, desiring the King to grant a commission to certain persons for the sole importing of Spanish wool, with prohibition to all others, and that such Commissioners should undertake to pay 6d. per pound upon the importation of all Spanish wool. Reference Book V, p. 122.
Same to William Hewer of the petition of Sir Jo[h]n Mordaunt for money to be allowed him for his seven houses demolished at Tangier: with certificates annexed [missing]. Ibid, p. 123.
Same to the Hearthmoney Commissioners of the petition of Mathew Hamerton for the place of Maurice Trant as Receiver General of Hearthmoney in co. Yorks, said Trant being in a decaying condition of health and petitioner and his family having been great sufferers for loyalty. Ibid.
In the margin, 1687, Aug. 5: petitioner is recommended to said Commissioners, who are to present him for said employment if vacant or for some other which he may be fit for.
Same to Brook Bridges and Tho. Done, Auditors of Imprests, and to Auditor Aldworth, of the petition of Antho. Rowe and partners, late Farmers of Hearthmoney; petitioners shewing that the above referees have lately reported that several tallies were wanting to vouch the payment of 150,000l. advance money which they claim allowance of; that they are prosecuted on the said account, but have now produced other vouchers for payment of said 150,000l.: therefore praying that same may be allowed on their account. Ibid.
Same to said Bridges and Done of the exceptions of Mr. Cooper and Mr. Gibson against the report from Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton concerning Mr. Benefice's account for Sick and Wounded seamen in the late [second] Dutch war. Ibid, p. 125.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Mary Craven and Martha Allen of the premises ut supra, p. 1476, for 31 years at 36s. per an. rent. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 122, 130.
Prefixing: ratal by John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the particular, ut supra ibid. of said premises. Petitioner's father, Francis Allen, was actually in service for Charles I against the rebels and suffered in his estate and several years' imprisonment "though probably not at Oxford, which, as Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton observe, seems to be a mistake, but rather in some garrison of the rebels." I conceive 36s., a tenth of the value, will be a reasonable rent, as they are likely to be forced to a suit at law before they recover quiet possession.
Followed by: entry of the Treasury Lords' signature, dated 1687, Aug. 15, of the docquet of this demise; the lessee being Bernard Foster, esq., at the nomination of said Craven and Allen.
Henry Guy to Sir John Temple, Solicitor General of Ireland, to report on the enclosed copy [missing] of the demands of Capt. Richbell and his partners, late Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 41.
July 29. The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy of Ireland, enclosing (on reference from the King) John Roche's petition for the place of collector of Mayallow [Mallow]. Let the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, report as to his fitness. Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 41.
July 30. Privy seal for [sums up to a total of] 10,000l. to Sir Robert Vyner for gold works, gilt and white plate and other things which he has delivered or shall deliver into the Jewel House; according to such certificates as he shall from time to time produce under the hand of the Master of the King's Jewels and Plate from the books of that Office. (Royal warrant, dated July 20, to the Clerk of the Signet for said privy seal.) King's Warrant Book XII, p. 187.
For William Constable's royal warrant see supra, pp. 1467–8. Ibid, pp. 193–4.
Treasury reference to Mr. Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Henry Grey and Dionisius Andrews to the King; petitioners shewing that there are several derelict lands in Essex and several rivulets and creeks in some of them fit for oyster beds, not yet granted; and that there are several other derelict lands in Kent and several thereof are enclosed, built upon and concealed; therefore praying a lease of a moiety of same for 61 years [on their vindicating the Crown's title and] rendering the other moiety to the King free of charge. Reference Book V, p. 125.
Report to the Treasury Lords by William Blathwayt on the petition of Lord Colepeper, ut supra, pp. 1460–1. Upon a like reference, supra, p. 709, I reported (ut supra, pp. 810–12) to Treasurer Rochester, who was thereupon of opinion that Colepeper's orders for payment of the soldiers did not reach further than to 1683–4, Jan. 1, and that after the item of 2l. 10s. 0d. for building a shed at the Guard House and 2l. 17s. 0d. paid by Lord Effingham's order at the raising of the flag, there would only remain 121l. 6s. 6d. (instead of 233l. 13s. 4d.) to be deducted out of the 700l. on account of the soldiers, whereby there would remain to be allowed to Mr. Bacon 112l. 6s. 10d. "upon his satisfying the same to Lord Colepeper." Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 234–5.
As to the alleged arrear of perquisites and several escheats and money on bond, he [the late Treasurer Rochester] did at the same time think it reasonable that the King's orders be signified to the present Governor of Virginia to procure all just satisfaction to Lord Colepeper "in both which particulars all necessary directions would have been given if the Lord Colepeper had solicited the despatch [thereof]."
July 31. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. On the 14th inst. I sent you a letter concerning the Duchess of Mazarin's goods. You have not yet delivered same. You are to make a report hereon forthwith. Send it to Richard Powys, one of my clerks at the Treasury Chambers, "I being myself going to Windsor." Out Letters (General) XI, p. 154.