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Entry Book: February 1688, 21-29

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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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February 1688, 21--29

Feb. 21. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of Tenths in the Exchequer 64l.) to Mr. Fillingham et al. Agents for bringing in Arrears of Taxes: and 2l. 9s. 2d. to Bartho. Burton. Disposition Book VI, p. 158.
Same to same to issue as follows out of the branches of the revenue directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.: Ibid, pp. 158–9.
Out of the Customs. l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [for one week on the Ordnance Office] ordinary 1,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy on the Navy's weekly money in part of 400,000l. for the year commencing 1686, Lady day 2,000 0 0
Out of the impost on wine and vinegar.
to ditto: to pay off warrant officers [their arrears due before 1686, Lady day] 200 0 0
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 7,000 0 0
to the Paymaster of the Works for the new buildings towards the waterside 200 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 1,321 10 0
to Lord and Lady Lichfield, a quarter 300 0 0
Out of the loans on the Linen Duty Act.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 4,000 0 0
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,500 0 0
to the Judges of England 3,000 0 0
to the Welsh Judges 175 0 0
to the Masters in Chancery 275 0 0
to Sir Richard May 7 10 0
to Sir Robert Sawyer, late Attorney General 40 13 4
to Sir Tho. Powys 35 0 0
to Visct. Preston, the Master of the Great Wardrobe 1,000 0 0
Out of the Letter Office money.
to Sir William Villiers for the Stables 500 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 only the above two Customs items.) (Same, dated same, to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper of disposition of the cash of those branches of the revenue; said paper including for the Excise the above four Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies], viz. 1,000l. to pay off Excise tallies in the hands of Sir Jo[h]n Freind and Mr. Calverd; 500l. to[wards] the bankers' tallies; 1,500l. to the Princesses [Prince and Princess of Denmark's] quarter: and for the Hearthmoney the above eight Hearthmoney items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following item [payable direct out of the Hearthmoney Office], viz. 567l. 10s. 0d. to the officers of the Hearthmoney.)
Feb. 21. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Lawrence, Earl of Rochester, of the office of Keeper of New Park, near Richmond, and the custody and survey of all the lodges, walks, game etc. therein: and all other the premises as follows: to hold for his life: the said office having been granted him by patent dated 1683, Oct. 31, for the lives of Sir Lionell Tollemach, Lord Huntingtower and Thomas Panton and thereafter during royal pleasure together with the herbage and pannage of the said park above the keeping of the game there and with the fees of three bucks and three does every season and 6s. a day payable at the Exchequer and with browsewood, windfall wood and other things as therein. King's Warrant Book XII, pp. 402 b-c.
Further, the present patent is to contain a grant of the abovesaid premises to Henry, Visct. Hyde, eldest son of said Earl of Rochester, in reversion of his said father's grant as herein.
Same dormant to Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay 500l. per an. to John, Bishop of Adramyti, whom the King has appointed to execute the office of High Almoner in the absence of Philip, Lord Cardinal of Norfolk, the High Almoner: to be payable quarterly from 1687, June 24, during pleasure and to be for the King's daily alms on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter week. Ibid, p. 402c.
Royal sign manual for 2,321l. 10s. 0d. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of Dec. 15 last. (Money warrant dated Feb. 21 hereon.) (Money order dated Feb. 24 hereon.). Ibid, p. 403. Money Book VIII, p. 376. Order Book II, p. 128.
Feb. 21. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 20,000l. to James Grahme, Keeper of the Privy Purse, for the service of the Privy Purse, without account. (Money warrant dated Mar. 1 hereon.) (Money order dated Mar. 3 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XII, p. 403. Money Book VIII, p. 385. Order Book II, p. 132.
Same to same for a same for passing in the following form the accounts of Col. Peircy Kirke as Governor of the late city and garrison of Tangier, viz. between 1681–2, Jan. 1, and 1683–4, Jan. 10. In the said accounts as stated by Brooke Bridges and Thomas Done, Auditors of Imprests, said Kirke is charged with 12,286l. 2s. 6d. paid to him by William Hewer, Treasurer of said garrison; and with 762l. 4s. 10½d. as the value (appraised by the Mayor and two Aldermen of Tangier) of several pieces of cloth received by said Kirke from Charles II. Against this total charge of 13,048l. 7s. 4½d. he craves allowance of 8,409l. 1s. 9d. paid for services of the said garrison from 1681, May 3, to 1683, Aug. 8, as by two accounts thereof attested by the Mayor of Tangier and Mr. Erlisman, then Comptroller: and 238l. 10s. 0d. paid for a house bought of Capt. Cuthbert Carr for quarters for several officers, said, payment being not properly vouched, but charged as paid by said Hewer to Sir James Leslie for a house in Tangier which Kirke alleges is this house: and 1,160l. 2s. 0d. paid for 48 Mahommedan slaves bought of the inhabitants of Tangier: and 552l. 14s. 8d. disbursed in various sums for services of said garrison "since the close of the two attested accounts before mentioned" and vouched by bills and acquittances: and 3,190l. 14s. 9d. for his own salary as Governor, viz. at the rate of 1,500l. per an. from 1681–2, Jan. 1 (the date of his commission), to 1683, Oct. (the date of Lord Dartmouth's entry on the Government of Tangier); and 20s. a day for pay as Colonel and Captain from 1682, April 19 (the date of his commission for those commands), to 1684, May 1 (at which time the Regiment under his command began to be paid by Charles Fox, then Paymaster of the Forces, as is certified by Roger Hewitt, clerk to the said [Hewer] late Paymaster [of Tangier]), the said salary and pay being so computed that 4s.6d. pays off every 4s. 9d. according to the establishment of the late Garrison of Tangier. The total cravings amount to 13,551l. 3s. 2d., thus leaving the accomptant in surplus 502l. 15s. 9½d.: to which sum Kirke has prayed that there may be added several sums, amounting to 642l. 16s. 1d., which want or are of such a nature as to be incapable of proper vouchers therefor. This makes the total surplusage 1,145l. 11s. 10½d., against which William Hewer has since further charged upon the accomptant 10l. 7s. 1¾d., thus leaving the final surplusage 1,135l. 4s. 8¾d. The King being satisfied that all the said sums have been truly expended, hereby orders the allowance of all the said items notwithstanding any irregularity of want of vouchers, and that the said final surplusage be paid to said Kirke in final settlement. (For the money warrant for this surplusage see infra under date 1688, July 19.) King's Warrant Book XII, pp. 404–7.
Same to the Attorney General to acknowledge satisfaction on record of the fine of 20 marks set (at the General Gaol Delivery for co. Bucks 1682, July 25) on William Barton of Bucks, yeoman, for trying to persuade Michael Cutlett to swear falsely against Sir Richard Temple, kt. and bart. Barton is further hereby to be set at liberty. Ibid, p. 407.
Feb. 21. Money warrant for 100l. to Lawrence Du Puy and James Du Puy, his son, for one year to Dec. 1 last on their fee as Keepers of the Pall Mall. Money Book VIII, p. 369.
Same for 25l. to Nicholas Gibbon, Dr. of Divinity, for last Christmas quarter on his pension. Ibid, p. 370.
Same for 80l. to John Cooke for one year to Christmas last on his fee as Latin Secretary. Ibid.
Same for 6l. 17s. 0d. to John Carey, gent., for three quarters to Christmas last on his fee of 6d. a day as Ranger, alias Ryding Forester [of New Forest] in the county of Southampton. Ibid.
Same for 10l. to Lodowick Bray for last Christmas quarter on his pension. Ibid, p. 371.
Same for 150l. 16s. 8d. to Edward Carlton and Fisher Dilk, esq., for their office of Knight Harbinger; being 13l. 6s. 8d. for one year to Christmas last on their fee of 20 marks payable half yearly, and 137l. 10s. 0d. for three quarters to Christmas last on their fee of 10s. a day payable monthly. Ibid.
Same for 30l. to William East, gent., Clerk of the Estreats in the Common Pleas, for 1½ years to Christmas last on his allowance of 20l. per an. for estreating all post fines, issues and amerciaments out of the Common Pleas into the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same for 10l. to John Lowe, senr., gent., Deputy Chamberlain in the Receipt, for last Christmas quarter for locking up and delivering out the King's money in the Exchequer. (Money order dated Feb. 22 hereon.) Ibid, p. 372. Order Book II, p. 127.
Same for 6l. 1s. 8d. to Richard Welbeck for half a year to Christmas last on his salary as stable keeper at Reading. Money Book VIII, p. 372.
Same for 60l. to Ann Goulding, widow, for half a year to Christmas last on her pension. Ibid.
Same for 21l. 4s. 8d. to the churchwardens of St. Magnus for one year to Sept. 29 on the perpetuity for the poor of said parish. Ibid, p. 373.
Same for 40l. to Walter Wallenger and Thomas Cole, Secondaries in the Pipe Office, for two years to Sept. 29 last on their ancient fee of 10s. per an. each. Ibid.
Same for 18l. 5s. 0d. to Robert Forde for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his fees or allowances of 12d. a day as Keeper of his Majesty's House at Newmarket and the stables and outhouses there and of 12d. a day for keeping his Majesty's gardens there. Ibid.
Same for 30l. 13s. 4d. to John Taylor, Second Secondary in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office; 4l. thereof for one year to Sept. 29 last on his fee of 4l. per an.; and 26l. 13s. 4d. thereof for his pains in the execution of all the originals transcribed out of the Chancery Court into the Exchequer for one year to 1687, Lady day. (Money order dated Feb. 25 for the latter only of these two amounts.) Ibid, p. 374. Order Book II, p. 129.
Feb. 21. Treasury warrant to Visct. Preston, Master of the Great Wardrobe, to pay to Rebecca and Elizabeth Blackmore, Armes [Heraldic] Painters, in satisfaction of what is due to them for work done for the service of the Great Wardrobe until Michaelmas, 1667. Money Book VIII, p. 374.
Money warrant for 48l. 6s. 8d. to Timothy Whitfeild, Clerk of the Foreign Estreats, for half a year to 1687, Sept. 29, on his allowances as follow, viz. 20l. per an. for safe keeping records of Recusants' forfeitures estreated into the Exchequer and carrying the same to the Pipe to be drawn into the Great Roll and of 10l., 33l. 6s. 8d., 26l. 13s. 4d. and 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. for his and his clerks' pains in extracting fines and amerciaments. (Money order dated Feb. 23 for 26l. 13s. 4d. hereon, being for the second set of allowances only.) Ibid, p. 375. Order Book II, p. 128.
Same for 36l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Edward Sherburne, kt., Clerk of the Ordnance, due at Christmas last on his allowance of 2s. a day. Money Book VIII, p. 375.
Henry Guy to Mr. Bickerstaff. In reply to yours of the 2nd inst. the Treasury Lords expect you to forthwith pay in all the money in your hands which you have received out of Lord Grey's estate. Mr. Burton will thereupon pass your quietus without charge to you. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 316.
Same to Mr. Graham to attend the Attorney and Solicitor General for their opinion on the pretensions of the Dean and bailiff of Westminster to the fines set in the King's Bench on several offenders. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton. On the petition of Richard Langhorn, son of Richard Langhorn, late of the Inner Temple, it is the King's pleasure that the attainder of his father shall be reversed at the King's charge, the said son by reason of poverty being unable to take out the order. See this done accordingly. Ibid.
Same to Lieut.-Col. Robinson, Lieut. Corbt. Hene, Lieut.-Col. Hope (to be communicated to the Captains and officers of the five Companies of the King's Battalion of Guards that served at Tangier). In reply to your late letter the Treasury Lords expect you to prepare an account of what money is due and coming to the Captains and you from the non-commission officers and soldiers of the Companies "whereof you had command at Tangier in their absence" similar to the accounts given in by the other Captains, viz. shewing the soldiers' names, the number of days due to them according to the muster rolls, the total of their debts and whether at present in the King's service or discharged or dead. Ibid, p. 318.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Chamberlain. Your letter of the 27th ult. (concerning a jewel of the value of 1,000l. given to the Marquis of Bedmar, Envoy Extraordinary from the King of Spain, for which you have agreed with Mr. Ross) was read in the presence of the King. His Majesty observed that till of late there has not been any present made to any envoys or ministers of foreign princes under the character [rank] of an ambassador of above 500l. value. We are commanded to signify that you take notice thereof when any such occasion shall offer for the future. Ibid.
Feb. 21. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Rowland Games (long employed as extraordinary [noontender] in the Customs) as a noontender, Lendon port, loco John Wallen, lately dismissed for neglect of duty. Out Letters (Customs) XI, p. 114.
Treasury reference to Auditor Aldworth of Stephen Lilly's account of the charges of the Post Office for the quarter ending Christmas last, as by the weekly certificates delivered to the Treasury Lords every Tuesday. Reference Book V, p. 222.
Prefixing: said account as certified by Philip Frowde.
l. s. d. l. s. d.
Incidents.
Oct. 3 71 19 10
Oct. 10 5 8 11
Oct. 24 67 4 10
Oct. 24 30 6 10
Oct. 31 100 16 8
275 17 1
Nov. 7 55 9 11
Nov. 14 3 5 4
Nov. 21 20 10 3
Nov. 28 5 3 2
84 8 8
Dec. 5 6 12 4
Dec. 12 3 1 7
Dec. 19 15 1 3
Dec. 26 119 14 11
144 10 1
Weekly wages paid to letter carriers.
at the rate of 25l. 10s. 0d. per week for each of the above 12 weeks 306 0 0
For returned letters.
Oct. 31 21 17 1
Dec. 5 21 14 6
Dec. 26 17 5 7
60 17 2
Money paid to postmasters.
Oct. 24 138 2 11
Dec. 5 91 8 1
229 11 0
£1,101 4 0
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to take further security as follows of John Nash as Receiver General of Crown Revenues in South Wales in place of Patrick Voss and Francis Stringer, ut supra, pp. 1722, 1765–6, of whom one is dead and the other gone into the country: the new securities to be Joseph Radeliff [Radcliff] and Thomas Rawlinson in 250l. each. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 235.
Feb. 21. Treasury warrant to John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Revenues, for a constat or particular of the mansion house in or near Soho Square which belonged to the late Duke of Monmouth, with the outhouses, stables and appurtenances thereto and to rate same in order to a lease thereof to the Duchess of Monmouth for 52 years from Michaelmas, 1734, at 20s. per an. rent. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 236–8.
Prefixing: (a) petition from said Duchess, ut supra, p. 1752; (b) report dated Feb. 13 by said John Fisher thereon. The late Earl of St. Albans took a lease 1672, July 17, to his trustees, Mr. Hervey and Sir John Coell, from the late Queen Mother's Trustees (after her death) of several pieces of land belonging to the bailiwick of St. James's called Kempsfield, Bunches Close etc. (which includes the Sohoe Square and the buildings and grounds about it) for 33 years from 1681, Michaelmas, and on 1674, Sept. 10, he obtained a further grant thereof from Charles II for 20 years. These terms expire 1734, Michaelmas. The said Earl and his trustees in 1676 demised same to Joseph Girle for all except the last half year of said term. On 1677, April 6, Girle assigned to Richard Frith. On 1677, Dec. 13, Frith with Cridogan Thomas assigned to William Pym. On 1681, Sept. 9, they assigned to William Nutt and Benjamin Hinton, who passed the lease of the ground here in question in Soho Square (76 feet in front northward and 280 feet deep) with the other part adjoining it at the southwest corner (126 foot long and 40 broad, the whole making ½ acre 16 perches) to the late Duke of Monmouth, upon which piece of ground the said Frith and Thomas undertook to build the mansion house with the outhouses and stables for the Duke and expended thereon above 4,000l. whereof the Duke paid them 1,700l. "and it will cost at least 2,200l. more to finish them." The Duke soon after forfeited his estate and Charles II 1684–5, Jan. 28, passed the grant of them to Sir Stephen Fox and Nicholas Fenn for the remainder of the Duke's term therein, in trust for the Duchess until she should be paid 1,200l. by said Frith and Thomas, and after that 1,200l. paid then to be in trust to convey same to Antho. Ward and Andrew Card for the benefit of Hinton's estate. I cannot see how this 1,200l. is ever to be raised out of the premises and I consider the inheritance of the premises to be of little value. More money must be expended before the premises can be made inhabitable or fit for sale and 300l. or 350l. per an. when finished is a full value for good estates in land, these being but houses subject to casualty and decay.
The Treasury Lords to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. We lately instructed you to employ George McCartney as collector of Belfast port loco Mr. Carne, deceased. You reply that you had previously appointed Mr. Carleton thereto. We desire you to employ said Carleton as collector of Youghal port so as to make room for McCartney at Belfast. Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 93.
Feb. 22. Privy seal for discharging as follows divers arrears of Tenths in the diocese of Lincoln. Several ministers of the Gospel did lately petition the King, shewing that there are great arrears of Tenths in their respective livings which accrued chiefly through the fault of their predecessors and are risen to an insupportable burden for their small incomes and have therefore besought exemption and relaxation. On a reference to the Agents of Taxes and the Bishop of Lincoln it appears that all the livings concerned are of small value and many years' arrears of Tenths are due thereon. Being moved in compassion in regard of petitioners' poverty the King hereby orders that all the said arrears as follows up to 1687, Christmas, be pardoned, exonerated and discharged in the next account of the said Bishop or his sub-collector, but no arrears to be pardoned in the case of churches which are not yet full by institution and induction until such time as the persons serving the cures thereof be lawfully instituted and inducted, whereby the King may be entitled to First Fruits and be better assured of the payment of Tenths for the future. King's Warrant Book XII, pp. 350–4.
Further, power is hereby given to the Treasury Lords in all cases where they shall be satisfied by the certificate of a Bishop or other attestation that a rectory or vicarage is of small value not exceeding 30l. a year (reckoning by the utmost and most improved valuation) and that divers years' arrears of Tenths are incurred thereupon and that the ministers thereof are objects of royal compassion, then the said Lords may in their discretion hereby similarly discharge such arrears on the proviso of institution and induction as above. (Royal warrant dated Jan. 17 to the Clerk of the Signet to prepare this privy seal.)
Appending: certificate of the said benefices, ut supra, in the diocese of Lincoln: said certificate being signed at Buckden [Palace] 1687, Aug. 1, by Thomas, Bishop of Lincoln. It gives (a) the King's Tenth; (b) the yearly Tenth; (c) the improved value; (d) number of years in arrear; (e) amount in arrear; (f) incumbents' or curates' names.
In Bolingbroke Deanery.
Hundleby vicarage: (a) 7l. 19s. 4½d.; (b) 15s. 11¼ (c) 20l.; (d) 26 years to 1685, Christmas; (e) 20l. 14s. 4½d.; (f) Laurence Boston: said to be a donative of the Earl of Lindsey's: no institution for [the past] 30 years.
Calceworth Deanery.
Haw [Haugh] vicarage: (a) 4l.; (b) 8s. 0d.; (c) 6l. 13s. 4d.; (d) 24 years to 1685, Christmas; (e) 9l. 12s. 0d.; (f) Samuel Adcock: a donative also, held by licence only to serve the cure.
Mumby vicarage: (a) 9l. 12s. 10d.; (b) 19s. 0d.; (c) 25l.; (d) 19 years to 1683, Christmas; (e) 18l. 1s. 0d.; (f) Thomas Reynoldson: instituted and inducted.
Sutton vicarage: (a) 6l. 13s. 0d.; (b) 13s. 0d.; (c) 5l.; (d) 19 years to 1685, Christmas; (e) 12l. 13s. 4d.; (f) Antho. Garley, curate: held only by licence to serve the cure.
Anderby rectory: (a) 13l. 10s. 2½d.; (b) 1l. 7s. 0¼d.; (c) 30l.; (d) 13 years to Christmas, 1685; (e) 17l. 11s. 3¼d.; (f) Michael Adlard, rector, instituted and inducted.
Huttoft vicarage: (a) 6l. 11s. 8d.; (b) 13s. 2d.; (c) 8l.; (d) 25 years to 1685, Christmas; (e) 16l. 9s. 2d.; (f) Hugh Rowbotham, curate; held by sequestration.
Candleshoe Deanery.
Partney rectory: (a) 12l. 10s. 2½d.; (b) 1l. 3s. 0¼d.; (c) 40l.; (d) 12 years to 1680, Christmas; (e) 13l. 6s. 3d.; (f) Francis Garthside, rector; instituted and inducted.
Firsby rectory: (a) 12l. 2s. 0½d.; (b) 1l. 4s. 0¼d. (c) 24l.; (d) 14 years to 1684, Christmas; (e) 16l. 16s. 3½d.; (f) Robert Elsam, curate by sequestration.
Gartree Deanery.
Calkwell [Cawkwell] vicarage: (a) 4l. 8s. 6½d.; (b) 8s. 10¼d.; (c) 15l.; (d) six years to 1685, Christmas; (e) 2l. 13s. 1½d.; (f) Nich. Smyth; curate by licence only.
[Hill Deanery.]
Oxcombe rectory: (a) 6l. 16s. 6½d.; (b) 13s. 6¾d.; (c) 30l.; (d) eight years to 1685, Christmas; (e) 5l. 8s. 6d.; (f) William Maitland, rector: instituted and inducted.
Ashby Puerorum vicarage: (a) 6l. 3s. 4d.; (b) 12s. 4d.; (c) 30l.; (d) 17 years to 1685, Christmas; (e) 10l. 9s. 8d.; (f) William Lawis, vicar: instituted and inducted.
Sausthorpe rectory: (a) 6l. 3s. 6½d.; (b) 12s. 4½d.; (c) 30l.; (d) 15 years to Christmas, 1685; (e) 9l. 5s. 3½d.; (f) Brown Bushell Dobson, rector: instituted and inducted.
Scrafield rectory: (a) 4l. 19s. 4½d.; (b) 9s. 11¼d.; (c) 23l.; (d) 17 years to 1684, Christmas; (e) 7l. 8s. 11¼d.; (f) Richd. Loddington, rector: instituted and inducted.
Horncastle Deanery.
Martin rectory: (a) 6l. 4s. 2d.; (b) 12s. 5d.; (c) 25l.; (d) for 1662, 1669 and 1677; (e) 1l. 17s. 3d.; (f) Samuel Dove, rector: instituted and inducted.
Dalderby rectory [in Gartree Deanery]: (a) 4l. 19s. 4½d.; (b) 9s. 11¼d.; (c) 25l.; (d) eight years to 1684, Christmas; (e) 3l. 19s. 6d.; (f) Drury Hudson, rector: instituted and inducted.
Conisholme rectory [in Louthesk Deanery]: (a) 9l. 13s. 6½d.; (b) 19s. 4¾d.; (c) 27l.; (d) 20 years to Christmas, 1685; (e) 19l. 7s. 1d.; (f) Henry Dale, rector: instituted and inducted.
(Total arrears) 185l. 13s. 0¾d.
Feb. 22. Money order for 125l. to Sir Job Charlton for 1687, Hilary term, on his allowance as Chief Justice of Chester, payable the last day of every term. Order Book II, p. 127.
Same for 191l. 13s. 4d. to Thomas Corbyn for 7½ years to 1684, Christmas, on his salary of 50l. per an. as Surveyor General of Woods, Trent Northwards, "after the making of a retrenchment thereout according to a state made by his Majesty's particular directions." To be issued out of the loans on French linens and tobacco. Ibid.
Feb. 23. Treasury warrant to Henry Guy to pay to Bartholomew Fillingham the 184l. 4s. 2d. remaining in your hands of interest money received by you at the Exchequer the 15th inst. for the King's use by virtue of an assignment made to you 1679–80, Mar. 22, by Lemuell Kingdon, deceased, on an order No. 87, dated 1678, July 4, registered on the then late Poll; being for 1,650l. 17s. 10d. principal money remainder of 7,000l. The present payment is to be in part of 200l. for his salary, ut supra, p. 1738, as one of the Agents for Arrears of Taxes. Money Book VIII, p. 376.
Feb. 23. Henry Guy to the [Auditor of the Receipt] to issue to the Earl of Rochester (as in further part of 16,000l. granted to him out of Lord Grey's estate) the 1,000l. which is paid into the Exchequer out of the profits of that estate. Disposition Book VI, p. 159.
Same to Mr. Holford. Send the Treasury Lords an estimate of the charge of the colours mentioned in your letter to Sir Stephen Fox. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 316.
Same to Mr. Fisher [Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands] to report on (a) infra. Ibid.
Appending: (a) paper of information that the Blue Mews, George Yard and all the ground down to the late Duke of Monmouth's house in Hedge Lane probably belongs to the Crown.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to see opened at Salisbury House several bails of goods arrived in the Anne frigate from Leghorn and belonging to the Earl of Salisbury. Ibid, p. 317.
Same to same to see the following goods opened at Somerset House. Ibid.
Appending: memorial from Emanull Dias, Feb. 22 inst., praying for the Customs free delivery at Somerset House of some trunks of wearing apparell of Mr. Sands the Envoy, Father Manuell Diaz and some others of the Queen's servants and some sweet water and sweet meats for the Queen and such like presents for the fathers: all which goods are arrived from Lisbon in the King's ship Richmond, by which there came said Sands, Diaz and others.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for a certificate what tallies have been struck (since 1687, Nov. 17) for the bankers' interest due at Lady day, 1683, and to what amount [the same remain unpaid]. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to attend the Treasury Lords with the accompts for three years to 1685, Lady day, of Mr. Sidney as late Master of the Robes; the same having not hitherto been tendered for declaration. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed paper [missing] about the Company of Skinners of Chester concerning the restitution of a parcel of lamb skins belonging to them, but detained by the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland. Ibid, p. 319.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt [as Secretary to the Forces]. The Captains of the Queen Consort's Regiment of Foot under Col. Charles Trelawney have petitioned for the like compensation as to others for recruiting their Companies in the late rebellion. It is the King's pleasure that you prepare a warrant for allowing them 20s. per man for 487 [men] so recruited. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to Tho. Rooksby, esq., Sheriff of Yorks. Your bailiffs do wrongfully enter the Liberty of Ripon in your county. You are to command your undersheriff for the future to direct all warrants to the bailiffs of that liberty as was usual heretofore and none of your officers are hereafter to enter into the liberty. Ibid, p. 320.
Feb. 23. Treasury reference to John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of the Marquess of Powys concerning lands in the Forest of Delamere: said petition setting forth that discovery was made by one John Taylor, esq., that the said forest and the manor of Bidston, both in co. Chester, do belong to the Crown: that upon a commission of inquiry it was found that the King is seized of all those lands in the said forest in fee and a map annexed to the return of the Commission contains 4,000 acres. Petitioner offers to be at the charge of finding the Crown's title to the said manor. One third part of the forest is disposed of to said Taylor for former services and for this discovery. The other two third parts still remain in the King's disposal. The said Taylor has resigned his said third part to the present petitioner. Therefore petitioner prays a long lease of the said forest and manor and of all other lands belonging to said forest, he to be at the charge of enclosing the forest, which now lies all waste, barren and unprofitable. Reference Book V, pp. 219–20.
Hereupon the referee is to report a true state of the premises.
Treasury warrant to Jno. Beckwith of Bewerley and his partners to enter into any of the lands of the manor and liberties (Liberty) of Ripon to dig, sink and make mines for coal, giving reasonable satisfaction to the tenants for any prejudice they sustain thereby; the late Archbishop of York having encouraged you to seek for coal there on consideration that you should be allowed a reasonable proportion of the coals you should find, but upon his death you having forborne to carry on said works by reason of the disturbances and threats of some evil disposed persons, which tends to the King's damage and to your loss. Mr. Nicholas Sugar is hereby to view your works and undertakings to the end that we, the Treasury Lords, may give further direction therein. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 238.
[?] Entry of the [Treasury Lords' signature of the] docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to John Jones of divers lands and tenements in Bampton, co. Devon, parcel of the lands of John Canworthy, outlaw: at the rent of 5s. 8d. per an. and fine of 11s. 4d. Ibid, p. 240.
[?] Same of same to William Lane of divers lands and tenements in Skilgate, co. Somerset, parcel of the lands of the abovesaid Canworthy: at 2s. 8d. per an. rent and fine of 5s. 4d. Ibid.
Feb. 23. Treasury warrant to John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for a particular of the stewardship of the Hundreds of Biggleswade et al. co. Beds, ut supra, p. 1731, with a view to a lease thereof to Sir Oliver Butler for 28 years from 1690–1, Feb. 13, at the present rent of 45l. 19s. 9d. per an. Ibid.
Prefixing: said Fisher's report on said Butler's petition for same. These Hundreds are rather honorary things than profitable and [are merely] accommodations to this petitioner, who has an estate in that country. The reserve rents are usually near the full value of the certainties of the respective Hundreds, the rest are but casualties and royalties. There were small increases set upon every of them in the last lease.
Feb. 23. Treasury warrant to Serjeant Ryley to arrest— Gover, now or late an officer of the Customs at Faversham who has been instrumental in running goods there, which practices highly tend to the prejudice of the revenue. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 243.
Same to same to arrest Joseph Edwards of Faversham, merchant, who is guilty of notorious frauds and concealments to the prejudice of the Customs. Ibid, p. 244.
Same to same to discharge out of your custody Joseph Champion, arrested, ut supra, p. 1751; he having made his humble confession and also discovered several other persons who are guilty of like practices. Ibid.
Same to Edward Ridsdale, understeward of the Liberty of Ripon and of the manor of Thornton and Bishopside, to seize into the King's hands at the next Courts held for said manors the estates of such copyholders as have digged mines and gotten coals within their several tenements and sold the same, whereby they have forfeited their copyhold estates. You are further to prosecute all bailiffs and officers whatsoever wrongfully entering the said liberty by the execution of any precept there against the ancient right of the same. Ibid, p. 245.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Rayner (of East Drayton, co. Notts) of the perquisites of Court and other casual profits (bail, extracts of fines of customary tenants, amercements, Easter fines and fines for beauplader of customary tenants) payable yearly within the lordship of Kirton in Lindsey and of all other fines and profits of Court arising from time to time within the manor of Kirton and wapentake of Kirton Veneris Missen, Kirton Sabbati, Aslacoe, Corringham and Manley; and all deodands etc., fines on admission and all other profits thereof except advowsons: the premises being all parcel of the domain of Kirton in Lindsey and of the Duchy of Cornwall and demised to Willoughby Rookesby 1665–6, Mar. 22, for 31 years: and also of the manor of Hyberstow, alias Hibalstow, co. Cornwall, with all its members and appurtenances in the county of Lincoln, parcel of the Soke of Kirton in Lindsey, except all great trees etc. demised to the said Rookesby as above. Ibid, pp. 245–8, 322.
The present lease is to be for 31 years from 1688, Lady day, at 12l. per an. rent, for the first premises and a fourth part of the clear profits as now reserved (a fourth part of the improved value of the manor of Hibalstow) for the second premises. This lease is also to grant all such lands and tenements within the lordship or soke of Kirton as the lessee shall discover to be escheated to the Crown and shall recover to the Crown at his own cost; at a fourth part the yearly profits.
Prefixing and appending: (a) particular and memorandum of the premises made out by Richard Meredith, deputy auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall. The last lessee covenanted to recover and levy the fines of the copyhold tenements and the arrears thereof as uncertain and to recover [to the Crown] the manor of Hyberstow within five years. (b) Ratal by John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of said particular. The said Rayner is legally empowered to surrender the remainder of Rookesby's existing term granted as above. (c) Undated entry of the Treasury Lords' signature of the docquet of this demise "on the surrender of Alexander Montgomerie and Bridgett his wife."
Feb. 23. Treasury warrant to John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for a particular of Princes Wood in Lincolnshire, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, with a view to a fresh lease thereof to Edward King for 31 years from Christmas last at the ancient rents and fine of 50l. (for buying off the increased rent of 22l. 11s. 17½d. per an.) and fine of 150l. for this renewal. This new lease to contain a grant of the small fishery at 6s. 6d. per an. as in the existing grant. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 248–9.
Prefixing: (a) note of said King's petition for renewal of his existing lease in the premises. (b) Said Fisher's report, dated Dec. 20 last, thereon. This petition has not been prosecuted for the last nine months. The wood and warren in question were granted to Nathaniell Fiennes (former husband of this petitioner's wife) by Charles II for 31 years from 1661, Lady day, at 25l. per an. rent, "being then esteemed the full moiety of the improved value; the old rent of Princes Wood being but 20s. per an. and the warren 67s. 4½d. per an., and so the increase was 20l. 7s. 7½d. per an. The warren is five times the value of the wood, but was destroyed by the hard winters in 1683 and 1684 and yielded little or nothing for two years after (as is certified by the understeward of the manor and soke of Kirton in Lindsey, of which the premises are parcel) and it will be very chargeable for him to replenish it again with coneys. I therefore advise a fine of 150l. for renewal instead of 250l., at which it might otherwise be valued.
Same to same for a same of the water of Fowey, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, in order to a fresh lease thereof to Christopher Tooker on surrender of the present term: for 31 years from Lady day next at the ancient rent and without fine, the charge of passing the lease being greater than the value. Ibid, p. 249.
Prefixing: (a) note of said Tooker's petition on behalf of the Earl of Radnor. (b) Report by said Fisher, dated 1687–8, June [sic for Jan.] 23, thereon. The fishery within the river of Fowey, hereby petitioned for, was granted in 1661 with other things to Mr. Seymour, from whom the late Earl of Radnor purchased it, being anciently in his family and adjacent to his seat. It is of little value more than the rent of 50s.
Same to same for a same of a tenement called Edon, alias Odon, in Trelugan, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, with a view to a fresh lease thereof to Nicho. Kemp for 99 years terminable on three lives at the ancient rent of 24s. 10d. and the accustomed heriots of 4l.: on surrender of the present term and on a fine of 40l. Ibid, pp. 249–50.
Prefixing: (a) note of said Kemp's petition for same. (b) Said Fisher's report, dated Feb. 13 inst., thereon. The tenement has been twice renewed by petitioner since the Restoration and has cost him so dear that he is undone by it and now forced to sell it. It was valued in the Parliament's survey at 23l. per an., which is more than it now yields.
Feb. 23. Treasury reference to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, of the petition of James Hackett to the King, praying for the place of collector of the revenues in Waterford for which he was recommended half a year since, but still remains unprovided. If fit, petitioner is hereby to be deputed to said place. Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 93.
Feb. 24. Money warrant for 100l. to Sir Samuell Astry, Clerk of the Crown in the King's Bench, as a reward for his extraordinary pains and disbursements in that office. (Money order dated Feb. 28 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 377. Order Book II, p. 129.
Treasury reference to Mr. Stephens [as Cashier to the Navy Treasurer] of the petition of Margt. Beverley, relict of Capt. William Beverley, master of the Attendant, praying payment of 441l. 13s. 4d. remaining still due for her husband's salary and disbursements, which she cannot obtain payment of without the Treasury Lords' favour. Reference Book V, p. 220.
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton of the petition of Gyles Dowle for an advancement of the money necessary to the trial of one Spiller for planting tobacco, whom petitioner is ordered to prosecute. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the owners and masters of the ship Delight of London, praying a confirmation of the late King's warrant for making said ship free, they designing to employ her in the Eastland trade. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Tho. Pitt, Tho. Davys and Hum. Ellyott, shewing that they can discover some lands detained from the Crown in the counties of Gloucester, Hereford and Salop and praying for a commission of enquiry. Ibid, p. 221.
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton of the petition of Tho. Taylder and Avis his wife for a discharge of the fine of 200 marks set on them for a fraud in causing one Gertrude Crowgey to sign a deed of settlement of her estate upon them, she being then supposed non compos mentis. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fisher [Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands] of the petition of William Granger, praying for the stewardship of the manor of Milverton, co. Somerset, void by the death of Aldrid Seaman; petitioner having an estate in the county and being well qualified. Ibid.
Feb. 25. Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton of the petition of Arthur Newman, shewing that he spent 300l. in prosecuting John Taylder and his wife for forgery, he relying on the constant usage of having his costs out of the fine; therefore praying that any pardon of the offence may be suspended till said costs of prosecution be paid. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Stucky for a vacant noontender's place [London port], he having served as an extraordinary weigher at the Custom House these [last] four years. Ibid, p. 223.
Feb. 25. Treasury reference to Mr. Squibb of the petition of Edwd., adm[inistrator] of his brother, Ralph Carter, praying payment of the two last payments of his brother's wages stopped by Mr. Dawson in the Treasurer's hands on pretence of a debt due to him [Dawson] from Ralph Carter, although Dawson has given a general release. Reference Book V, p. 224.
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Tho. Cobb for a pardon of his banishment, but not of his forfeited recognizance, in regard Savory is at a great distance and not easy to be sent to and in regard his Majesty intends to favour petitioner. Ibid, p. 225.
Feb. 27. Money warrant for 48l. 16s. 0d. to the churchwardens of St. Michael, Cornhill, for four years to Christmas last on their perpetuity for maintenance of the poor there. Money Book VIII, p. 377.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to pay 27l. 16s. 8d. to Serjeant Ryley, out of incidents, as for meat, drink, lodging and riding charges for Joseph Champion of Canterbury, lately taken into custody and discharged by Treasury warrant. Disposition Book VI, p. 160.
Same to Mr. Hoar to attend the Treasury Lords on Thursday morning, when they will settle the business about your providing [Healing] medals and will furnish you with the money. Meantime you are to provide 500 such medals and deliver them to James Grahme, Keeper of the Privy Purse. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 320.
Same to Mr. Fisher. Send to-morrow your report on the petition and case of Christopher Vane, supra, p. 1730. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for a certificate what money is remaining in the Exchequer arising by wool seized or vessels seized for transporting wool or other forfeitures on woollen manufactures. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Frances Gale, widow. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pass a debenture for 40,000lb. of tobacco to Richard Cox of London, merchant; said Cox having petitioned, ut supra, pp. 1666–7, shewing that he imported 24,820lb. and 50,089lb. of tobacco and shipped out by certificate and cocquet ut ibid. whereupon he was prosecuted for shipping out less than was contained in his certificate and 200l. damages given against him thereupon and his 750l. debenture forfeited; but the mistake was his cooper's and was not one farthing damage to the King, wherefore he prayed the passing of his debenture and the acquittance of said damages: on which petition the Customs Commissioners have reported the 20th inst. that the prosecution is under 14 Car. II [c. 11, § 14] and the information qui tam was exhibited by Capt. L'Neve, one of the officers of the Customs, and "that though in strictness of law petitioner has forfeited his whole interest in his debenture, yet in regard the tobacco mentioned in the certificate was for the most part shipped off and actually transported and thereby way made for new importation the deduction of the odd 1,018lb. out of the 41,018lb. of tobacco aforesaid will do the King full justice as to the debenture and together with the forfeiture of the said 200l. will be a sufficient punishment to the petitioner for the intended fraud" and therefore his debenture for the remaining 40,000lb. may be passed. Out Letters (Customs) XI, pp. 115–6.
Feb. 27. Treasury reference to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton of the petition of Fran. Plomley, son of William Plomley, deceased, and several of the creditors of the said William Plomley; shewing that said William owed them several sums amounting to 4,000l., for which petitioner Fran, is bound; that said William was convicted for sending a horse into the rebellion and died in prison, whereby all his estate is forfeited to the King; therefore they pray the King's clemency. Reference Book V, p. 223.
Same to John Fisher [Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands] of the petition of Jno. Periam, an attorney at law by profession and resident in Milverton, co. Somerset, praying a grant of the office of steward of the said borough vacant by the death of Aldred Seaman, the King having a Court Leet and some quit rents payable yearly out of said borough and petitioner being well acquainted with the custom and manner of keeping Courts Leet and other Courts there. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of William Bird for a grant of the abovesaid stewardship. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Chris. Coward for a tidewaiter's place [London], he having served the late King as Groom of the Slaughterhouse and purveyor of butchers' meat for several years and being now out of employ and with three motherless children. Ibid, p. 224.
Same to same of the petition of Samll. Weale, late collector in Fowey port, for restoration to his place, he having made several seizures and endeavoured the reformation of the port, whereupon the merchants maliciously prosecuted him and got him dismissed. Ibid.
Same to William Hewer of the petition of Michll. Bayly, praying for his arrears of pay for his service in Capt. Kirk's Company at Tangier. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Joseph Bynns for a watchman's or weigher's place in fee [London port], he having served in extraordinary for four years. He is hereby to be presented if fit. Ibid, p. 226.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer for a particular or constat of the lands and tenements which belonged to Edward Backwell, deceased, and have been seized into the King's hands towards payment of his debt of 61,871l. 6s. 6d. [with a view to a grant thereof] for the Earl of Peterborough. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 244.
Same to Tho. Newton, woodward of Whittlewood and Salcey Forests, to fell sufficient stake wood in said forests (sufficient coarse trees for gates, posts and cabins) for the gating, posting and cabining the several coppices called Rose Coppice in M[ajo]r John Stirk's Walk in Salcey Forest and Wettheich Coppice in Shulbrook Walk; Boness Coppice in Hasleborough Walk and Longe Coppice in Hanger Walk in Whittlewood Forest, the said coppices being above 21 years' growth and fit to be felled this season and exposed to sale for the Queen Dowager's service; the said Queen's Council having thereupon desired this present warrant. The unsold stakewood of last year and the present stakewood are to be preserved for future use. Ibid, pp. 250–1.
Feb. 27. Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. In reply to yours of the 15th the Treasury Lords have ordered Thomas Pitt, an officer of the Customs at Exeter, to go to Ireland when you require him. Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 94.
Feb. 28. Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the heirs etc. of Sir William Wheeler, late of Westminster, deceased, from the 1,095l. baronetcy fee for the baronetcy conferred on him by Charles II. (Treasury warrant, dated Mar. 15, to the Receipt hereon for tallies of discharge accordingly. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Mar. 8.) King's Warrant Book XII, p. 408. Money Book VIII, p. 402.
Same to George, Lord Dartmouth, Master General of the Ordnance, to accept delivery of the ship Tryumpk and to have same broken up and to dispose the timber, plank and work of the said ship for his Majesty's service in and about the platforms and other buildings at the several garrisons and fortifications "provided you cause to be paid to the Treasurer of the Navy for our use the sum of 300l. for and in consideration of the said ship," for which sum you are to pass a bill and debenture payable to the said Treasurer. An account of the disposure of the said timber, plank etc. is to be made from time to time. King's Warrant Book XII, p. 408.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to William Bache of the office of locksmith to the King and of the chief smith of the black and other iron works in all the King's honors, lordships, manors and houses in England except St. James's: he having been granted said office by patent dated 1681–2, Feb. 4, during pleasure and admitted and sworn by warrant of the Earl of Arlington, late Lord Chamberlain: the present grant to be during pleasure and with the fee of 12d. a day as from Lady Day, 1685. Ibid, p. 409.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge John Lloyd, late a collector of Excise in several counties, from the super of 205l. 14s. 2¾d. in which he stands indebted to the King on his account of the collection of the Excise of Kent in 1684 and part of 1685; he craving 50l. thereof for expenses in prosecuting several offenders and the Excise Commissioners having reported him as a fit person for favour, he having demeaned himself honestly in his collection and quitted his employment to raise a troop of horse for the King's service in the time of Monmouth's rebellion. The bond of said Lloyd and his sureties is hereby to be given up. Ibid, pp. 411–2.
Feb. 28. Money warrant for 40l. 13s. 4d. to Sir Robert Sawyer for half a year to Christmas last on his fee as late Attorney General. (Cancelled and a fresh warrant issued 1687–8, Mar. 6, for said fee to Sir Thomas Powys, kt., for said half year as Attorney General.) Money Book VIII, pp. 378, 388.
Same for 35l. to Sir Thomas Powys for same half year as late Solicitor General. (Cancelled and a fresh warrant issued 1686–7, Mar. 6, for said fee to Sir William Williams for said half year as Solicitor General.) Ibid.
Same for 300l. to Sir Walter St. John, bart., Sir Richard Varney, kt. and bart., Sir Richard How, kt. and bart., and John Carey, gent., the Trustees of the Earl and Countess of Lichfield for last Christmas quarter on 1,400l. per an. (reduced by the King's pleasure to 1,200l. per an.) of the sum granted by the patent of 1678, Sept. 12. Ibid, pp. 378–9.
Same for 2,000l. to the Treasury Lords (John, Lord Belasyse; Sidney, Lord Godolphin; Henry, Lord Dover; Sir John Ernie and Sir Stephen Fox) for last Christmas quarter's salary. (Money order dated Feb. 29 hereon.) Ibid, p. 379. Order Book II, p. 129.
Same for 1,187l. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe for 6 per cent. interest [for a quarter] to Christmas last on several sums by them lent for the King's service as by an account thereof stated by Auditor Aldworth and allowed by the Treasury Lords Jan. 24 last. (Money order dated Feb. 29 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 380. Order Book II, p. 129.
Same for 25l. to Nicholas Yates for last Christmas quarter on his pension. Money Book VIII, p. 380.
Same for 50l. to George Gunter, executor to Katherine Gunter, widow, deceased, for last Christmas quarter on her annuity. Ibid.
Same for 75l. to Charles Gifford for same quarter on his pension. Ibid, p. 381.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Whitgrave, esq., for same on his same. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Francis Reynolds, esq., for same on his same. Ibid.
Same for 125l. to Thomas Lane, esq., for same on his same. Ibid.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Nicholas Estoll for same on his same. (Money order dated Mar. 1 hereon.) Ibid, p. 382. Order Book II, p. 130.
Same for 20l. to Robert Swan, gent., for same on his same. (Money order dated Mar. 1 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 382. Order Book II, p. 130.
Same for 25l. to John Rogers and Ann his wife for same on their same. Money Book VIII, p. 382.
Same for 25l. to the executors of Nicholas Tettersell for same on his same. Ibid, p. 383.
Same for 50l. to the executors of Francis Mansell, esq., for same on his same. Ibid.
Feb. 28. Money warrant for 150l. to Sir Thomas Windham, kt., for last Christmas quarter on his pension. Money Book VIII, p. 383.
Same for 100l. to Rachell [Windham] and Frances Windham, daughters of Dame Anne Windham, for same on their same. Ibid.
Same for 250l. to Mris. Jane Lane, now Lady Fisher, for same on her same. Ibid, p. 384.
Treasury warrant to Brooke Bridges, one of the Auditors of Imprests, to allow in account to Edward Seymour, esq., Keeper or Clerk of the Hanaper in Chancery, 40l. for the expense of passing his account for the year ended 1687, Sept. 29: as allowed for former years. Ibid.
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. 160–2.
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 ditto to pay off warrant officers [their arrears due before 1686, Lady day] 200 0 0
for Alderman Sturt's debt, in part 1,000 0 0
to the Keeper of the Privy Purse 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Stafford, Envoy to Spain 955 0 0
to Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncomb for interest 1,187 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 500 0 0
to Mr. (Admiral) Herbert in further part of his order (privy seal) 800 0 0
to the Paymaster of the Works for the new buildings in the garden for the month of January 500 0 0
to ditto for the new building towards the water 200 0 0
Out of the impost on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [for one week on the Ordnance Office] ordinary 1,000 0 0
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 7,000 0 0
to Lady Fisher 250 0 0
to Mr. Lane 125 0 0
to Mr. Gifford 75 0 0
to Mr. Mansell's executors 50 0 0
to Mr. Swan 20 0 0
to Mr. Whitgrave 50 0 0
to Mris. Gunter's executors 50 0 0
to Mr. Reynolds 50 0 0
to Mr. Rogers and his wife 25 0 0
to Sir Tho. Windham 150 0 0
to Lady Windham's daughters 100 0 0
to Mr. Estoll 12 10 0
to Mr. Nicho. Yates 25 0 0
to Mr. Tettersell's executors 25 0 0
to complete the Queen's quarter 832 3
Out of the loans on the French Linen Duty.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 4,000 0 0
Out of Hearthmoney.
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,500 0 0
to the Treasury Lords 2,000 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 only the above ten Customs items.) (Same, dated same, to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the similar paper of the disposition of the cash of those branches of the revenue; said paper including for the Hearthmoney only the above two Hearthmoney items: and for the Excise the above 16 Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer], items 2—15 being lumped together as pensions to persons instrumental in the late King's escape from Worcester fight; together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies], viz. 1,000l. to pay off Excise tallies in Mr. Toll's hands; 500l. for the bankers' tallies; 1,500l. for the Prince and Princess [of Denmark's] quarter; 1,552l. 8s. 10d. to complete the Queen Dowager's quarter.)
Feb. 28. Henry Guy to Sir Christopher Wren to pay 100l. to Signor Verrio for painting King Henry VIII's chapel at Windsor. Next week the Treasury Lords will order you money for Windsor. Disposition Book VI, p. 160.
Royal sign manual for 500l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of Dec. 15 last. (Money order dated Mar. 1 hereon.) (Money order dated Mar. 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XII, p. 419. Money Book VIII, p. 390. Order Book I, p. 131.
Henry Guy to the Attorney General. You have received a reference from one of the Secretaries of State touching Mr. Keeble's prosecution against Lady Soames. The Treasury Lords have received the King's full directions therein and desire you to forbear reporting on any reference "until you have acquainted their Lordships therewith." Out Letters (General) XI, p. 321.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send Mr. Thomas Pitt, a Customs officer at Exeter, over to Ireland when so desired by the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, in order to prove the falsification of hands and seals to forged certificates for the export of wool. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren for an account how much remains due for the building at the Chapel in the Privy Garden. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh [Paymaster of the Forces] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Thomas Brook. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Earl of Derby at Knowsley, co. Lancs. Please send to your officers of the Isle of Man to hasten the copy of the Book of Rates of the Customs of that island and send it us as soon as it comes to your hands, so that we can proceed in the treaty with you for the said Customs. Ibid, p. 322.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh. The sign manual of this day's date directs the Lord Deputy of Ireland to pay 30,000l. to you for the use of the Forces in England, viz. 2,500l. on the first day of each month, beginning on Feb. 1 inst., and a further 250l. a month for the exchange thereon. Please draw bills of exchange on John Price, Receiver General of the Revenue of Ireland, for these sums to Samuel Heron, esq. Send us quarterly an account of the exchange signed by the said Heron. Ibid, p. 323. Out Letters (Ireland) V, pp. 94–5.
Prefixing: the abovesaid royal sign manual warrant, dated Whitehall, Feb. 28, directed to the Lord Deputy of Ireland to so pay said sums to said Earl of Ranelagh.
Feb. 28. Henry Guy to Mr. Fisher [Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Aldred Seaman for the office of steward of the manor of Milverton loco his late father. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 324.
Same to the late Commissioners of the Mint. Bring in your report forthwith on Mr. Slingesby's petition concerning the charges of [coining] the Dunkirk moneys. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Bartholomew Fillingham et al. of the petition of Sir William Smith, shewing that on orders registered in the Exchequer there is due to him 3,500l. and 271l. 2s. 6d., the interest whereof is paid to 1678, since which there remains above 1,800l. due for interest; further that petitioner purchased of one Basnet, trustee for Mr. Wadlow, the moiety of 1,500l., part of a 5,000l. order, and another order of 116l. 3s. 10d., making 1,616l. 3s. 10d. in all, for which sum petitioner's agent received the whole interest and paid half of it for Wadlow's use, "which [he, petitioner] not being able to prove, his witnesses being dead, the Exchequer decreed that he should repay the interest received into the Exchequer by the first day of April next, amounting to 348l. 15s. 0d. "therefore prays that the said 348l. 15s. 0d. may be registered and paid [taken as payment] in part of the said 1,800l. interest arrears. Reference Book V, p. 225.
Same to the Attorney General. There is to be a trial between the Justices of Peace of Carmarthenshire and the officers of the Hearthmoney concerning the Hearthmoney in several cottages in that county. The Treasury Lords recommend the cause to you as a thing of great importance to the revenue. Take particular care therein. The solicitor for the Hearthmoney will attend you therein. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 319.
Feb. 29. Same to the Customs Commissioners to examine and report as to Henry Gower of Faversham, whom Serjeant Ryley has taken into custody. (Same to said Ryley to carry said prisoner to said Commissioners.) Ibid, p. 322.
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton to report on (a) infra. Ibid.
Appending: (a) undated, unsigned paper. The ship Hawke, Dodworth and others owners, Thompson master, was taken by a pirate on the Coast of Guinea in 1683. The master, to save 24 marks of gold that he had on board, gave it to Collins, his mate, who sent it to Cape Coast Castle, where it was seized by Mr. Gren[v]ille and since brought to England, where it has been condemned in the Exchequer Court, but out of compassion the decree [was] not entered until Feb. 14 inst., so that the owners might have time to petition the King. The value of the gold is about 700l.
Feb. 29. Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners. The Treasury Lords directed you not to pay Mr. George Solebee's navy bill but to apply the money to the next [bills] in course. What particulars would you apply that money to ? Out Letters (General) XI, p. 323.
Treasury reference to Mr. Fisher [Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands] of the petition of [the] Duke [of] Beaufort for a perpetuity of the Hundred of Grumbalds Ash, co. Gloucester, which the late King granted for three lives to Sir Robt. Jenkinson, who several years since conveyed to petitioner, whose seat lies within the said Hundred. Reference Book V, p. 224.