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Entry Book: May 1688, 1-10

Pages 1875-1888

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

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May 1688, 1-10

May 1. Royal warrant dormant to Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay to Robert White 10l. per an. as from 1685, Lady day, during pleasure as gamekeeper for Ham and Kingston and all thereabouts. King's Warrant Book XII, p. 458.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to George, Lord Jeffreys, of the two bonds, ut supra, p. 1844, entered into by Dudley Reuse of Chalfont, co. Bucks, and all other bonds given by said Reuse whether alone or with others for his due accounting as Receiver General for co. Oxford for the Royal and Additional Aids and the One Month's and Eleven Months' Assessments: and likewise to grant to same all the manors, lands etc. seized as follows or to be hereafter seized by virtue of said bonds and the mesne profits incurred [thereon] and all the King's interest in the premises: all to hold to the said grantee and his heirs for ever: and with power to the Attorney General at the request of said Lord Jeffreys to vacate and discharge the said two bonds: all by reason that upon process of diem clauait extremum out of the Exchequer for seizing said Reuse's lands an inquisition was taken 1678, Aug. 15, upon the oaths of Thomas Deverell et al., when it was found that after 1667, April 25 (to wit after 1672, May 7, when said Reuse first became debtor to Charles II), to 1675, Oct. 1, when he died at Chalfont, he was seized in his demesne as of fee of and in the manor of Brudenells with its appurtenances, in the parish of Chalfont St. Peter, and in a capital messuage or mansion house called Chalfont Place, with a dove house thereto in Chalfont St. Peter, then in the tenure of Roger Harding and in several closes of meadow in Chalfont St. Peter and Iver and called Stony Meadow, Great Park Mead, and Little Park Mead, containing 21 acres, then in the tenure of said Harding, and a close of arable land called Longfield in the parish of Chalfont St. Peter, containing 19 acres and in the tenure of said Harding; and a like close of 42 acres called the Lawns ibid. and in the tenure of said Harding; and two arable closes called Cockshutt and Little Cockshutt ibid, containing together 40 acres and in the tenure of said Harding; and an arable close of 19 acres ibid, in the tenure of Edward Penn, gent.; and an arable close of 7 acres ibid.; and two arable closes of 9 acres ibid, called Perry Croft and the Old Orchard; and an arable close of 8 acres ibid, called Footbridge; and an arable close of 3 acres ibid, called Knight's Moore; and a pasture close of 4 acres ibid.; and a close of woodland of 2 acres ibid, called the Osier Bedd, the abovesaid last six items being all in the tenure of said Harding; and an arable close of 60 acres called the Mill Pastures in the parish of Iver in the tenure of Edwd. Pen; and an arable close of 40 acres ibid, called Broad Springs in the tenure of said Pen; and an arable close of 11 acres called Coopers Hill ibid, in the tenure of said Pen; and a meadow close of 3 acres called Cow Moore in Chalfont St. Peter in the tenure of said Harding or said Pen: which said premises were seized into the King's hands and in Easter term, 1 James II, the said Pen as terre tenant of the same pleaded in the Exchequer in discharge of the said seizure and thereupon entered into recognisance 1685, June 12, in 100l. to abide by the order of said Court as to the mesne profits and upon trial of said plea a special verdict was given for the King and an injunction directed by the Court for delivering possession of the premises to the Crown: and the said Lord Jeffreys has begged of the King all the Crown's interest in the said bonds, debts, extents and likewise in another bond of 107l. entered into by said Edward Pen and Edmd. Waller, junr., of the Inner Temple, 1679–80, Feb. 20, to the like effect: and the King is graciously disposed to so grant same as herein in consideration of said Lord Jeffreys' great and acceptable service. Ibid, pp. 458–61.
May 1. Royal sign manual for 300l. to William Lacy, woodward of New Forest, co. Southampton: to be by him distributed to the respective keepers of said forest for one year's wages to Lady day last in proportions to be prescribed by the (Duke of Berwick) Lord Warden of said forest. (Money warrant dated May 3 hereon.) (Money order dated May 5 hereon. To be satisfied out of wood sales.) (Henry Guy, dated same, to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay same out of wood sales.) King's Warrant Book XII, p. 462. Money Book VIII, p. 440. Order Book II, p. 144. Disposition Book VI, p. 186.
Treasury warrant to William Hewer to pay to the executors of Robert Spotswood, chirurgeon to the late garrison of Tangier, 57l. 19s. 6d. expended by him in repairing the ruinated quarters which the Earl of Inchiquin, late Governor of Tangier, assigned to him and directed him to repair: all as by the said Hewer's report of 1684, Nov. 6. Money Book VIII, p. 432.
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. 183, 185.
Out of the Customs. l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy [on the Navy's] weekly money "on account of 400,000l. per an. from Lady day, 1686" 7,000 0 0
to ditto for warrant officers [for arrears due before 1686, Lady day] 200 0 0
to Alderman Sturt in part of his debt 1,000 0 0
to the Keeper of the Privy Purse 1,000 0 0
to Visct. [Granville of] Lansdown on his ordinary 910 0 0
to ditto for extraordinaries reduced by the [King's] regulation for 3¼ years 1,300 0 0
to Lady Marischal, a quarter 150 0 0
Out of the imposition on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Chest at Chatham 5,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [for two weeks on the Ordnance Office] ordinary 2,000 0 0
to ditto for the fortifications at Hull [sic,see p. 1878] 1,000 0 0
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 12,000 0 0
to the Earl and Countess of Lichfield 300 0 0
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,500 0 0
to Lord Thomas Howard for the Robes 625 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Chamber to complete the messengers' bills to the beginning of last year 1,295 14 0
to Lady Fisher 250 0 0
to Sir Tho. Windham 150 0 0
to Lady Windham's daughters 100 0 0
to Mris. Lane 125 0 0
to Mris. Whitgrave 50 0 0
to Mr. Reynolds 50 0 0
to Katherine Gunter's executors 50 0 0
to Nicho. Tettersell's executors 25 0 0
to Mr. Mansell's executors 50 0 0
to Mr. Gifford 75 0 0
to Mr. Rogers and his wife 25 0 0
to Mr. Estoll 12 10 0
to Mr. Swan 20 0 0
(Same, dated same, to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; said paper including the above seven Customs items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following item [payable direct out of the Customs Office], viz. 1,000l. to—on tallies on the Customs.) (Same, dated same, to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper of disposition for those branches of the revenue; said paper containing for the Hearthmoney only the above sixteen Hearthmoney items (the last thirteen items being lumped together as pensions for persons instrumental in the late King's escape at Worcester): and for the Excise the above two Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office], viz. 500l. to complete the Queen Dowager's quarter; 1,000l. for the Princess of Denmark's quarter.)
May 1. Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners. The Treasury Lords have this day assigned 5,000l. for the Chatham Chest as above, p. 1877. Make out a bill for same as is usual in such cases. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 361.
Same to Lord Dartmouth [Master of the Ordnance] to issue the 1,000l. (which is this day directed to be paid as above to the Treasurer of' the Ordnance) to Sir Thomas Fitch and John Fitch as in part of their debenture of 1680–1, Feb. 23, for 4,998l. 14s. 7½d. for works performed in 1680 in the fortifications at Portsmouth and redoubts near Gosport. Ibid, p. 362.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 6,330l. to the Treasurer of the Navy out of the imposition on wine and vinegar. Disposition Book VI, p. 184.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to assign the above 6,330l. as follows, viz. 2,110l. to Mr. Martyn for one week to the 4th inst., and 4,220l. to Mr. Taylor for two weeks to the 11th inst. on their contracts of the 27th ult. for hemp, tar and pitch. Make out bills of imprest accordingly. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh [as Paymaster of the Forces] to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Andrew Nightingale, praying to be put into Chelsea Hospital in consideration of his great poverty and suffering for his loyalty. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 361.
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of George Etkins. Ibid, p. 363.
Same to Mr. Gilbert. The Treasury Lords have deferred your hearing until Mr. Bertie's return to town, as, before going out of town, he desired to be present at it. Ibid.
May 1. Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners. The Treasury Lords approve the draft contract as follows with Joseph Martyn of London, merchant, for the supply of hemp (500 tons), pitch (220 lasts) and tar (20 lasts) for the Navy yards (Deptford, Woolwich, Chatham and Portsmouth) by Oct. next to the value of 11,738l. You are to make the like contract with Mr. Taylor. Out Letters (General) XI, pp. 363–5.
Appending: said contract, dated Mar. 27 last: the prices being stated as 20l. 10s. 0d. per ton for hemp; 6l. 4s. 0d. per last for tar; and 6l. 4s. 0d. per ton [sic for last] for pitch.: the hemp to be of last year's growth; and each last of tar to contain 12 barrels of not less than 32 gallons each.
Same to same. The King has approved of Mr. Cooper's delivering 150 lasts of tar into the Navy Stores at Deptford, Woolwich or Chatham at 6l. per last. Please receive same accordingly. Ibid, p. 365.
Same to same. Mr. Martyn has this day acquainted the King that he has provided 500 pieces of Holland Duck canvas of the first and second sort; some of which is already landed and the remainder arrived in the Thames and that he is ready to deliver same to the stores at Deptford or Woolwich by contract, or at a price or at 5 per cent. profit. The King accepted the latter proposal and you are to take same into store accordingly. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay Thomas Robson, Clerk of Impost Bills, 96l. 12s. 0d. for an impost bill due to Sir John Shorter, Lord Mayor of London, the sheriffs and divers others of the city of London: to be paid out of the 3,675l. per an. for impost bills as by the indenture of 1679, Mar. 27. (Henry Guy, dated same, to same to so pay same.) Money Book VIII, p. 439. Disposition Book VI, p. 187.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to permit Sir Charles Murray, Quarter Master General of the Forces in Ireland, to transport via Whitehaven six horses and a coach etc. to Ireland, Customs free. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 368.
May 2. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Guy] for secret service the 789l. paid into the Exchequer "by me, which was returned to me out of Ireland." Disposition Book VI, p. 186.
Same to Mr. Pepys, enclosing (a) infra. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 366.
Appending: (a) note from William Bowtell to Mr. Squibb, dated London, April 30 last, concerning the ransom of an English [Navy] carpenter captive in Algier, who made his escape from Algier. His ransom may be valued at 300 pieces of eight and the port charges and Custom thereon at 72 pieces of eight: at 4s. 9d. per dollar the 372 pieces will make 88l. 7s. 0d. sterling. "But I think the articles of peace have made provision that [for] no slave escaping aboard any of his Majesty's ships any ransom shall be required for him: which if not allowed by the government of Algier the price then is what the captive was first sold for in their market."
Report to the Treasury Lords from William Blathwayt [as Auditor of the Plantations] on the petition of the master and owners of the ship William, John Williams commander, as presented to the Treasury Lords on Mar. 24 last and thence referred to said Blathwayte: the said petition praying for payment of 1,060l. 18s. 6d. out of the Four and a Half per cent. duty in Barbados and the Leeward Islands for hire of the said ship in the late King's service pursuant to the privy seal of 1672, April 11, and the Treasury order of 1672, April 19 (see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. III, pp. 1216, 1226). Hereon Blathwayt reports that in 1667 William, Lord Willoughby of Parham, Governor in Chief of the Caribbee Islands, hired several merchant ships to be employed against the French in the Leeward Islands: that the said privy seal of 1672, April 11, ordered the payment of 9,541l. 10s. 6d. to the several commanders and owners of said ships as therein expressed, including 1,060l. 18s. 6d. certified by said Lord Willoughby as due for the hire of the William: and petitioners have produced a copy of said Treasury order of 1672, April 19, for payment of said sum in course out of the Four and a Half per cent, duty after satisfaction of the arrears due to Sir Tobias Bridge's Regiment as laid down by the order of 1670, Dec. 24 (see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. III, p. 707). I do not find that the said arrears are yet fully paid. But notwithstanding said order 4,069l. 2s. 0d. has been issued out of the Exchequer 1673, Dec. 12, for payment of several ships mentioned in said privy seal. Upon several claims made on the said Four and a Half per cent, revenue the Committee for Plantations did with the Treasury Lords report to the King in Council 1682, July 31, that (besides all private claims) the same was so overcharged for arrears due to the two Foot Companies at St. Christophers and the Governors of those islands that for divers years to come there would be nothing to spare beyond the yearly expense of the government there. The said arrears remain yet unsatisfied. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 292–3.
[? May 2.] Establishment (under the royal sign manual and countersigned by the Treasury Lords and by the Earl of Sunderland, Secretary of State) for two Companies of Foot in the Colony of New York (each to consist of a captain at 8s. a day, a lieutenant at 4s. a day, an ensign at 3s. a day, two serjeants at 18d. a day each, three corporals at 1s. a day each, one drummer at 1s. a day and 50 private soldiers at 8d. a day each; being 1,009l. 16s.8d. per Company per an.), together with one master gunner at 2s. a day, four matrosses at 1s. a day each, a chirurgeon at 2s. 6d. a day, a chaplain at 6s. 8d. a day, a storekeeper at 2s. a day: total establishment 2,332l. 19s. 2d. per an.: the establishment to commence from 1688, Aug. 1, and to be paid out of his Majesty's revenue arising within the territory and dominion of New England. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 294.
May 3. Money warrant for 125l. to Tho. Lane, esq., for last Lady day on his pension. Money Book VIII, p. 433.
Same for 25l. to Jno. Rogers and Ann his wife for same on same. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to George Gunter, executor to Katherine Gunter, for same on her same. Ibid.
May 3. Money warrant for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Nicho. Estoll for last Lady day on his pension. (Money order dated May 5 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 434. Order Book II, p. 143.
Same for 20l. to Robert Swan, gent., for same on his same. (Money order dated May 5 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 434. Order Book II, p. 143.
Same for 50l. to the executors of Francis Mansell for same on his same. Money Book VIII, p. 434.
Same for 250l. to Mris. Jane Lane (now Lady Fisher) for same on her same. Ibid, p. 435.
Same for 100l. to Rachell [Windham] and Frances Windham, daughters of Dame Anne Windham, for same on their same. Ibid.
Same for 150l. to Sir Thomas Windham, kt., for same on his same. Ibid.
Same for 75l. to Charles Gifford, esq., for same on his same. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Whitgrave, esq., for same on his same. Ibid, p. 436.
Same for 50l. to Francis Reynolds, esq., for same on his same. Ibid.
Same for 1,300l. to his Eminency, Prince Reginald, Cardinal D'Este, for one quarter, Dec. 12 last to Mar. 12 last, on his allowance of 100l. per week, the King having appointed him Protector of his affairs in the Court of Rome. (Money order dated May 9 hereon.) Ibid, p. 436. Order Book II, p. 144.
Treasury warrant to Edwd. Jones, gent., Clerk of the Peace for the county of Carnarvon, to repay to Hugh Griffith, attorney for the petitioners as follows, all moneys levied on them and paid to you: all by reason that William Rowland, William Griffith and Hugh Evans, inhabitants of the said county, have petitioned the Treasury Lords setting forth that 68l. was levied on them in 1676 for being at meetings: and it appears by the certificate of Edwd. Ange, Receiver General of Recusants' Forfeittires, that one third part of the said money was paid to you, the said Jones, and remains now in your hands, as appears by the affidavit of Richard Edwards. Money Book VIII, p. 437.
Money warrant for 150l. to the Countess Dowager Marischal for last Lady day quarter on her pension. Ibid, p. 438.
Same for 300l. to Henry Edward, Earl of Lichfield, for same quarter on the reduced annuity to him and his wife as by the privy seal of 1678, Sept. 12. Ibid, pp. 438–9.
Same for 25l. to the executors of Nicholas Tettersell for same quarter on his pension. Ibid, p. 439.
Henry Guy to Mr. Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, to issue the 1,295l. 14s. 0d., directed ut supra, p. 1877, to the messengers of the Chamber to pay off the bills due to them at or before Christmas, 1686. Disposition Book VI, p. 186.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of money forfeited for treason) 1,000l. to Philip Burton for Crown Law costs. Ibid.
May 3. Henry Guy to Sir Pat[rick] Trant and partners to send to Mr. Blathwayte their accounts of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty for Barbados and the Leeward Islands during the time they were concerned in that farm. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 366.
Same to the Customs Cashier for a certificate what moneys arisen by the Four and a Half per cent. Duty is in your hands. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton to report on (a) infra. Ibid.
Appending: (a) extract of a letter from John Price to the Treasury Lords, dated April 10 last. Thanks for allowing me so much time to go decently out of my employment [of Receiver of the Revenue, Ireland]. I beg your speedy orders for raising the 10,600l. by the sale of Newport ground etc. by the decree in the Exchequer upon the extent for his Majesty "or that your Lordships would interpose with his Majesty to accept of the extent and the decree for that sum that it may be allowed me upon my account here."
Same to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The Treasury Lords desire you to peruse and report on the accounts of Mris. Mary Agar, relict of Thomas Agar, late Surveyor General of Woods Trent South. Mr. Aldworth will attend you with them. Ibid, p. 367.
Treasury reference to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton of Mr. Harcourt's bill of charges in several prosecutions for his Majesty's service in the Crown Office; amounting to 638l. 7s. 4d. Reference Book V, p. 254.
Same to Mr. Aldworth of the petition of Benj. Bonwick [the King's] Receiver [for the manor of] Reigate; petitioner shewing that for several years past he has received the rents of said manor for a small salary of 17l. per an. and is now to account in the Exchequer for his future receipts, the charge of which will come yearly to more than his salary and allowances: therefore prays an increase of salary. Ibid.
May 4. William Blathwayte, dated from Whitehall, to Sir Edm. Andros [Governor of New York]. The Treasury Lords have received a further character of Mr. Plowman, which is not much to his advantage. They believe he will not be able to give sufficient security for his office. They desire you to propose some responsible person within your government. Out Letters (Plantations General) I, p. 295.
May 5. Henry Guy to Admiral Herbert to return the Treasury Lords an answer to the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Tho. Roome Coyle. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 367.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Langley for payment of 22l. for 2¾ years' salary as late searcher of Ipswich port. Reference Book V, p. 254.
Same to same of John Browne's petition for employment in the Customs, he having been bred a tradesman, but trading being dead and he having left it off. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of Gilbert Eagle, one of the King's Equerries, praying payment of 170l. 15s. 0d. expended by him in repairing a house (formerly inhabited by one of the [King's] coachmen and in a very ruinous state) which was ordered to petitioner (he having no house in the Mews as the rest of the Equerries had). Ibid.
May 7. Treasury warrant dormant to Sir William Godolphin, kt., auditor of Wales, and to the Receiver of Crown Revenues in South Wales to pay the salary of 50l. per an. to Sir John Tate, kt., as Judge in cos. Pembroke, Carmarthen and Cardigan, Haverfordwest and Carmarthen borough and 30l. per an. for riding charges, out of the Crown revenues of South Wales: same having been usually so paid, as is certified by Robert Humphreys, gent., who acts for [as deputy to] said Godolphin. Money Book VIII, p. 440.
Henry Guy to Mr. Griffin [Treasurer of the Chamber]. The King has given orders for removing his staghounds into Waltham Forest. You are therefore to pay the huntsmen the quarter due to them at Lady day last. Disposition Book VI, p. 186.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the transport to Ireland, Customs free, of the following for the use of the Royal Regiment of Guards in Ireland commanded by the Earl of Ossory. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 367.
Appending: schedule of said goods, to be shipped in the Elizabeth pink of Dublin (viz. 1,106 felt hats, 540 swords, 12 Foot colours, 2,000 India cravats, 36 thread nett sacks, 12 colour staves).
May 8. Money warrant for 1,300l. to his Eminency Prince Reginald Cardinal D'Este for one quarter, Mar. 12 last to June 11 next, by way of advance on his ordinary of 100l. a week as Protector of his Majesty's affairs in the Court of Rome. (Money order dated May 9 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 441. Order Book II, p. 144.
Henry Guy to the Auditors 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. 187–8.
Out of the Customs. l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy [on the Navy's] weekly money "on account of 400,000l. per an. from Lady day, 1686 " 7,000 0 0
to ditto for warrant officers [on their arrears due before 1686, Lady day] 200 0 0
to ditto for Mr. Taylor as by his contract 2,110 0 0
to ditto for Mr. Martin as by his contract 2,110 0 0
to Cardinal D'Este for half a year 2,600 0 0
Out of the impost on wines and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for Chatham and Sheerness Yards for 1685, Christmas quarter 8,010 8 0
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 10,000 0 0
to the Paymaster of the Works for the new buildings by the water 200 0 0
to ditto for repairs at Hampton Court 500 0 0
Out of the loans on French linens.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 2,000 0 0
Out of Hearthmoney
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,500 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Chamber on the ordinary [of the Office of the Chamber] 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe for interest to Lady day last 1,241 11 0
Out of the Letter Office money.
to me [Guy] for secret service by way of advance 900 0 0
(Same, dated same, to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; said paper including the above five Customs items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following item [payable direct out of the Customs Office], viz. 1,000l. [to —] on Customs tallies.)
(Same, dated same, to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper of disposition for those branches of the revenue; said paper including for the Hearthmoney only the above three Hearthmoney items: and for the Excise the above three Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies], viz. 2,500l. to complete the Princess [of Denmark's] quarter; 500l. to complete the bankers' tallies.)
May 8. Henry Guy to the Auditors of the Receipt to issue out of Four and a Half per cent. Duty money in the Exchequer 2.000l. to me [Guy] by way of advance for secret service "upon such warrants as you shall receive." Disposition Book VI, p. 187.
Same to Mr. Kent [Customs Cashier] to pay into the Exchequer all moneys in your hands of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 367.
Same to the Customs Commissioners for an account of the yearly value of the Customs [on unwrought wood, glass etc.] which are granted in farm to the Earl of Yarmouth. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Fillingham et al. of the petition of Richard Gibson and Robt. Cooper; petitioners praying some compensation for their pains in adjusting the accounts of Sick and Wounded in the last Dutch war and that they may be satisfied out of the moneys in Dr. Pearse's hands which were issued to him for such Sick and Wounded. Reference Book V, p. 255.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy of Ireland to report on (a) infra. Out Letters (Ireland) V, pp. 106–7.
Appending: (a) undated petition to the King from Sir John Temple, shewing that the late King being resolved to settle a linen manufacture at Chapel Izod, near Dublin, laid out several sums of money in making a bleaching yard there and in buying necessary utensils and a stock of yarn for the use of the said manufacture: that by indenture of 1677, July 17, under the great seal of Ireland the said King devised to Alderman Christ. Lovet the said bleaching yard, containing about five acres of land, for 21 years from 1676, Dec. 25, free of rent, and did thereby also grant him all the looms, utensils, stock of yarn and linen cloth then remaining in the said work, together with the freedom of grazing five horses, five cows and twenty sheep yearly in the Phoenix Park during the said 21 years' term, which freedom was held necessary for carrying on the said work: that the said Alderman Lovet did by the said indenture covenant to keep up the said manufacture and at the end of the term to deliver to the Chief Governor of Ireland the said bleaching yard and buildings thereto, the looms and utensils in as good condition as at first and also to repay or return (either in ready money or in stock proper for the said manufacture) 1,202l. 16s. 7d., being the value of the stock then put into his hands: that the said Lovet has ever since enjoyed said grant and kept up the said manufacture, there being 10 years of his term unexpired: that the inheritance of all the houses and lands in Chapel Izod, made use of about the said manufacture, does belong to the petitioner herein except the bleaching yard: that without the use of said yard, looms, utensils and stock the said manufacture cannot well be carried on there by petitioner and his tenants after the end of Lovet's term and thereby the said manufacture may then fail: therefore petitioner prays a reversionary grant of said yard, liberty of grazing, utensils and stock; he having served faithfully for 27 years as Solicitor General, Ireland, and the late King having by patent, dated 1674–5, Mar. 8, directed a grant to him of forfeited undisposed lands in Ireland to the value of 500l. per an., which grant did not take effect by reason of petitioner's unwillingness to thereby disappoint other persons of the provision made for them by the Acts of Settlement.
May 8
corrected to May 9.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Giles Gibbs and Company; petitioners shewing that they had a Treasury warrant for the importation of molasses on payment of duty on condition that "they should enter such as were then shipped and should be imported on the 20th of April last, by which time it was supposed that the ships loaden therewith would arrive from France"; but by contrary winds three of their ships were detained so that they cannot have the benefit of the said warrant save by grant of some longer time: therefore pray that the molasses in said ships may be entered on proof that they were laden before the date of said order. Reference Book V, p. 255.
May 9. Same to same of the petition of the sugar refiners and merchants trading in sugar and molasses; petitioners shewing that by a new method of importing French molasses here the ancient trade of refining sugars is like to be ruined and the [Customs] revenue impaired to [the extent of] about 50,000l. per an. "as by the annexed paper [missing] appears"; that some ships loaden with French molasses now stand seized in the Thames: therefore pray that the seizure may continue until the [present petitioning] merchants may be heard. Ibid.
May 10. Money warrant for 7,118l. 0s. 5d. [sic, erratum for 718l. 0s. 5d.] to Charles Duncombe for 6 per cent. interest to Mar. 25 last on several sums by him lent for the service of the late and present King: as by an account thereof made up by Auditor Aldworth and allowed by the Treasury Lords April 24 last. (Money order dated May 10 hereon for 718l. 0s. 5d.) Money Book VIII, p. 441. Order Book II, p. 144.
Same for 523l. 11s. 1d. to Richard Kent for like interest on 35,000l. by him lent for the King's service on the credit of the Customs; as by an account similarly stated and allowed. (Money order dated May 10 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 441. Order Book II, p. 144.
Same for 910l. to Charles, Visct. [Granville of] Lansdown, for half a year, Nov. 9 last to May 9 inst., on his ordinary of 5l. a day as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Spain. (Money order dated May 12 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 442. Order Book II, p. 145.
Same for 1,300l. to said Visct. Lansdown, "Earl of the Sacred Roman Empire," in [full] satisfaction of three bills of extraordinaries as Envoy as above. (Money order dated May 12 hereon.) Money Book VIII, pp. 443–4. Order Book II, p. 145.
Appending: said bills.
(1) From Nov., 1684, "when he was named [as such Envoy] by the late King," to Nov., 1685: as allowed by Secretary the Earl of Sunderland 1686, April 9.
l. s. d.
for passing two privy seals, Office and Exchequer fees 84 6 0
paid at the Custom House and for sending my goods, servants and coaches on board 18 7 0
paid to the ship and for other charges in the transport of my family and goods from London to Lisbon 115 12 6
for disembarking and carrying ashore at Lisbon my servants, coaches and goods with the Custom House charges 46 3 0
for gratuities to the King and Infanta of Portugal's servants after my first audience and other extraordinary expenses during my abode at Lisbon 137 0 0
for transporting my servants and goods and Custom House fees and other extraordinary expenses by the way from Lisbon to Madrid 457 0 0
£858 8 6
(2) From 1685, Nov. 1, to 1686, May 1, as similarly allowed 1686–7, Jan. 24.
l. s. d.
for a passport from the King of Spain and to several officers of the Custom House "at my arrival here" 14 0 0
to the Conductor of Ambassadors 100 0 0
to the Deputy Conductor 50 0 0
to the King['s] and Queen's servants 25 0 0
to the [Spanish] Queen Mother's servants 12 0 0
to the clerks of the Cavechola and to the other two Secretaries' office 15 0 0
to the officers of the Posthouses 7 0 0
for a dinner; it being usual to treat several officers of the Court after the first audience 42 14 0
for the [English] King's Arms and setting them up over my gate 17 0 0
given in aguinaldas and new year's gifts at Christmas 67 0 0
for pens, ink, paper, sealing wax, newspapers, gazettes etc. 35 0 0
for postage of letters from all parts 49 17 0
to my Agent [de] Negocios 30 0 0
for mourning 30 0 0
for luminaries [illuminations] upon several occasions 46 0 0
given in private gratuities for secret intelligences 58 16 0
£599 17 6
(3) From 1686, May 1, to 1687–8, Feb 1, new style.
l. s. d.
for pens, ink, paper, wax, newspapers, gazettes and copying of memorials and letters 56 0 0
to my Agente de Negocios 75 0 0
for mourning at the death of the Empress Dowager and two other lesser mourning which happened in this Court before 130 0 0
for luminaries for the taking of Buda, the birth of the Duke of Berry and several other occasions 87 0 0
given in aguinaldas at Christmas among the servants of the King, Queen and Queen Mother, to the clerks of the Secretaries of State and Cavechola and to the officers of the Posthouses 110 0 0
for postage of letters from all parts 98 16 0
given in gratuities for intelligence and other things requisite for his Majesty's service 100 0 0
£656 16 0
Followed by: Secretary Sunderland's allowance, dated 1687, June 4, of the third bill as above. "Most of these extraordinary expenses having been made before his Majesty's late regulation [of ambassadorial extraordinaries] I allow the same except the second and last articles, which are left to the consideration of" the Treasury Lords.
May 10. Money warrant for 50l. to Dame Margery Fairborne for last Lady day quarter on her pension of 500l. per an. granted 1681, April 29, whereof she has released to the King 300l. per an. Money Book VIII, p. 442.
Same for 10l. to Lodowick Bray for last Lady day quarter on his pension. (Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same out of the moneys of goods seized.) Money Book VIII, p. 445. Disposition Book VI, p. 188.
Same for 112l. 10s. 0d. to John, Philip and Joseph Roteirs for same quarter on their, salary as his Majesty's engravers at the Tower. Money Book VIII, p. 445.
May 10. Dormant warrant to Edward Nicholas, esq., Receiver General of the Alienation Office, to pay the following fees to the several officers of said Office, what is now due thereon and as same shall from time to time grow due, viz. 40l. each per term to Sir Edmund Turner, kt., Edward Courthop and Thomas Vaughan as Deputies and Commissioners [to the Treasury Lords]; 40l. per term to said Nicholas himself as Receiver General; 20l. per term to George Morley, esq., as Master of Chancery [in said Office]; 5l. each per term to Henry Clarke and Saml. Rhodes, clerks in said Office; and likewise to pay such incidents as shall be certified by two of said Commissioners. Money Book VIII, p. 446.
Henry Guy to William Harbord. In your letter of the 20th ult. you submit to the Treasury Lords your choice of a deputy [in the office of Surveyor General of Crown Lands]. They desire you to send a blank deputation form with the like allowance therein as you made to Mr. Fisher. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 368.
Same to Sir Cha. Porter to bring to the Treasury Lords in writing "that which they heretofore spoke to you to bring them." Ibid.
Same to the Duke of Beaufort. The Treasury Lords desire to speak with you when in town concerning the state and condition of Dean Forest. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to Thomas, Bishop of Lincoln, at his palace at Buckden in Huntingdonshire. We have made inquiry concerning your complaints as to levying Tenths in your diocese. We are not yet arrived to the perfect understanding of the frauds and injustice which have been practised by the inferior officers. But so much as this appears to us, viz. that sequestrations are laid upon livings for Tenths [which have been] before justly satisfied and for which acquittances have been produced here [at the Treasury Chambers to us] and that moneys have been levied which were expressly pardoned by the privy seal [see supra, pp. 1774–5]. We think that all sequestrations now issued should be superseded and none others executed for some reasonable time till it can be certainly distinguished what Tenths, returned to the Exchequer as unpaid, have been formerly paid, and what arrears are in the scope of the abovesaid privy seal and what arrears remain collectable. We have directed the Agents for Taxes to report on these points to us; and we therefore desire you to permit no more sequestrations till you hear again from us. Send us as soon as you can a, schedule of the livings in your diocese which do not exceed 30l. per an. improved value and which have arrears of Tenths on them and are so dischargeable under the abovesaid privy seal. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Bartholomew Fillingham et al. of the petition of Bevis Lloyd, Esq., praying to be allowed 2,090l. due to him from the Crown on the balance of his account [as Receiver of Crown Revenues, South Wales] and to be readmitted to his office in consideration of the services and sufferings of his family. Reference Book V, p. 256.