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Entry Book: May 1688, 21-31

Pages 1910-1928

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

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May 1688, 21-31

May 21. Henry Guy to the Excise Commissioners. Bring to-morrow to the Treasury Lords the draft of the authority you were asked to prepare "for gauging according to the wine gallon." Out Letters (General) XI, p. 374.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. On Friday last the King declared his pleasure that he was satisfied with Auditor Bridge's becoming security for Mr. Taylor's performance of his [Navy stores] contract. You are to take his security accordingly. Ibid.
May 21. Henry Guy to the Attorney General. By order of the Treasury Lords Mr. Blount will attend you with the inquisitions formerly found of concealed lands of which he desires a grant. You are to peruse same and see what proceedings have been had thereupon and then to report as to the fitness of a new grant. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 374.
Appending: note of papers relating to the above, viz.: Mr. Blount's petition; Sir Robert Sawyer's report, with Mr. Fillingham's certificate; Mr. Fisher's report; Mr. Blount's proposals.
May 22. Royal warrant to the Attorney General to have Isaac Symball, late of St. Martin's in the Fields, yeoman, enlarged from his imprisonment and his sureties discharged from their recognizances for his good behaviour: the said Symball in Trinity term, 1684, having been indicted in the King's Bench for divers trespasses and thereon fined 1.000l.: the King being moved with compassion towards him in regard of his long imprisonment. King's Warrant Book XIII, p. 2.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Philip Burton for Crown law charges. (Money order dated May 23 hereon.) Money Book VIII, p. 461. Order Book II, p. 148.
Same for 250l. to Henry, Duke of Grafton, for last Lady day quarter on his pension of 1,000l. per an. on First Fruits and Tenths, as by the privy seal of 1685, Sept. 28. (Money order dated May 23 hereon: to be satisfied by tallies on the First Fruits and Tenths.) Money Book VIII, p. 461. Order Book II, p. 149.
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. 192–3.
Out of the Customs. l.
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
to ditto for warrant officers [on their arrears due before 1686, Lady day] 200
to ditto for freight of ships to Jamaica 710
to the Keeper of the Privy Purse 1,500
to me [Guy] for secret service 750
to the Paymaster of the Works for the new buildings towards the water 200
to the Earl of Sunderland for secret service 1,500
Out of the imposition on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for Mr. Taylour as by contract 1,750
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [for one week on the Ordnance Office ordinary] 1,000
to ditto for batteries on the Medway 2,000
to ditto for Sir Tho. Fitz [Fitch] 1,000
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 9,000
to Sir Benjamin Bathurst for interest 600
to Mr. Roberts for the Works at Windsor 500
to me [Guy] for secret service 500
Out of the loans on the Linen Duty Act.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 6,000
Out of Hearthmoney.
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,500
to the Treasurer of the Chamber for the l. riding charges [of the messengers etc.] for last year 1,000
to Visct. Preston, the Master of the Great Wardrobe, for the Great Wardrobe 1,000
(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 abovesaid seven Customs items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following item [payable direct out of the Customs Office], viz. 1.000l. for 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 including for the Hearthmoney only the above three Hearthmoney items; and for the Excise the above four Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following item [payable direct out of the Excise Office], viz. 3,212l. 10s. 0d. to complete the salaries to the officers of Excise "for the last [Lady day] quarter.")
May 22. Henry Guy to the Board of Greencloth to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Sewers of the late King's Chamber in ordinary. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 374.
Same to the Attorney General to report on (a) infra. Ibid, pp. 374–5.
Appending: (a) note of a proposal for Commissioners to enquire concerning Delamere Forest, viz. what encroachments have been made therein since 3 James I; who have right of common therein and of what kind; what old rents have been concealed and what reversions and rents are [of right] in the Crown: and for the said Commissioners to have power to give satisfaction to the commoners and to enclose and agree with such as will enclose: and likewise to receive compositions for encroachments and to give releases to compounders. "It is not doubted but by this method this may be made [to yield] to the value of 5,000l. or 6,000l. yearly without charge. The proposer has a lease from the Crown of several manors in Lancashire, Yorkshire and Westmorland of many thousands a year value: the title easy to be made out: this is offered to be surrendered."
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Mayor of London. There is an arrear of 1,471l. 10s. 5¾d. charged on the City of London in the Assessments of 29 and 30 Car. II. viz. [the Seventeen Months' tax] for building the thirty ships and [the Eighteen Months' Assessment] for the disbandment. You have lately petitioned for the pardon thereof. The King has referred to us your petition and we have considered it. The moneys of the said Acts are particularly appropriated and severe penalties are imposed in case any part thereof be [mis]directed. No part therefore of the said arrears can be forgiven; the whole must be paid into the Exchequer for the said uses. We therefore desire you to immediately re-assess on the city the said arrear. Failing this process will issue against you. Ibid, p. 375.
Henry Guy to Mr. Duncombe and Mr. Hoare to attend the King at six o'clock this evening at the Treasury Chambers with your opinion on the enclosed paper [missing], being some reasons offered to the Treasury Lords by the Earl of Bath in behalf of the present undertakers of the tin farm. Ibid, p. 376.
May 22. Henry Guy to the Excise Commissioners to report on (a) infra. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 376.
Appending: (a) undated paper, signed by Jno. Newman, Richard Walker and Phill[ip] Shales. Several merchants that import wines and brandies desire that now the wine measures is adjusted and the city gaugers are satisfied therein, "having seen the experiment from us the transcribers," the King would now empower the merchants to sell [such wines and brandies] as they are gauged according to 224 cubic inches to the gallon: and further that "because instruments and tables as well as measures has been made by unskilful hands" which has been a great damage both to the King and the subject, therefore pray that some [persons] may be empowered to order the making of all instruments and tables relating to the wine measure.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed presentment [missing] of the 15th inst. from the Excise Commissioners concerning the gauging [as above] of all Excisable liquors (other than beer and ale) by the wine gallon of 224 cubic inches; and the draft warrant [missing] proposed by the said Commissioners for such gauging. You are to report as to the advisability thereof and as to the best way of putting same into practice "whether by warrant or proclamation" if thought advisable. Ibid, p. 377.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The King has approved Joseph Martin's proposal as follows. You are to take care that same be performed accordingly. Ibid, pp. 376–7.
Appending: said Martin's memorial to the Treasury Lords that instead of receiving imprests to enable him to comply with his contract of April 27 last with the Navy Board for the supply of hemp, tar and pitch, he will advance his own money for carrying on that service at such an allowance [of interest] as the Treasury Lords shall think fit "rather than put himself to the inconvenience of procuring other security than his own to become bound to his Majesty for so great a sum as 23,000l.": therefore desiring to be reimbursed for each ship's cargo by way of imprest when he shall produce the invoices and bills of lading, which he will endorse and deposit as the Treasury Lords shall direct; the said imprests to be cleared when the whole is complied with and the accounts justified.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the bearer hereof, John Do Rocario, 150 yards of cloth arrived in the Thames in the ship Truelove from Lisbon, Thomas Correy master; being for the use of the Fathers at Somerset House. Ibid, p. 377.
Same to Mr. Bertie [Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance]. In the account of Sir James Shaen and partners [of the farm of the Irish Revenue] they claim allowance of 60,000l. which they advanced to the late King at the beginning of their farm. Please certify the Treasury Lords as to whose hands said money was paid into. Ibid, p. 382.
May 22. Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Jefferys as weigher in London port loco Daniell Frazer, lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) XI, pp. 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143.
Antho. Evernden, junr., as landwaiter in Bristol port loco Ayliff Green, who has relinquished the service.
William Hatton (an extraordinary tidesman, London port) as tidesman in fee ibid. loco Edward Favier, lately deceased.
William Jones (a same ibid.) as a same ibid. loco Jno. Antho[ny], who is superannuated.
Antho. Hill as tidesman, Hull port loco Rob. Greggs, lately deceased.
William Ceely as surveyor of Boston port loco Major Peter Ceely, his father, who is removed to be surveyor of Bideford port.
John Booth as surveyor, waiter and searcher in Whitehaven port to act for the patent searcher, with 20l. per an. from the searcher (or all the patent searcher's fees there) and 20l. per an. from the King loco Tho. Tickell, who relinquishes.
Joseph Curwen as waiter and searcher, ibid. loco Humphry Musgrave, abscented [absconded] for debt.
Edmd. Trehearne as waiter and searcher at Swansea loco John Hellier, lately deceased.
William Salesbury as waiter and searcher, Bideford port, loco John Huchins, lately dismissed.
James Croston as waiter and searcher in Barnstaple port at 40l. per an. salary loco George Hibert, lately dimsissed.
Major Peter Ceely (surveyor of Boston port) as surveyor of Bideford port loco John Coker, lately dismissed.
John Nott as waiter and searcher in Penzance port loco Tho. Foxworthy, removed to be surveyor of Falmouth port.
Thomas Foxworthy (waiter and searcher, Penzance port) as surveyor of Falmouth port loco Peter Hill, who relinquishes.
Three more tidesmen to be added to the establishment of eight tidesmen in Plymouth port and the following six preventive officers in that port are to be added to the said tidesmen to make the number 17, viz. William Stephens and Tho. Fulham, waiters and searchers at Saltash, at 15l. per an. each; Hugh Piper, waiter and searcher at Cawson [Cawsand], at 30l. per an.; Arthur Salman, waiter and searcher at Impacombe [Uffculme] at 20l. per an.; Gilbert Packe, waiter at Yealm, at 15l. per an.; Philip Evans, waiter and searcher at Wrickle, at 20l. per an. The present salaries of the said six preventive officers are to be sunk and the said places of Saltash, Cawsand, Impacombe, Yealm, Wrickle and also Osson (another place within the said port) are to be alternately supplied by the said tidesmen from Plymouth every two months.
Treasury reference to Auditor William Aldworth of the account of Thomas Herbert, gent., receiver of the money payable to the King by the 400 hackney coachmen for their licences by virtue of his Majesty's commission. Reference Book V, pp. 262–3.
Prefixing: said account, signed by J. Phelips, Tho. Napier, Rich. Sheldon, Jerome Nipho [four of the Commissioners for Hackney Coaches].
Charge. l. s. d.
two quarters' rent advanced, viz. from 1687, Nov. 4, to 1688, May 4 1,000 0 0
advanced by the said coachmen for law suits and incidents for said half year 500 0 0
£1,500 0 0
Discharge.
paid into the Receipt Jan. 26 last 166 13 4
paid to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Royal Hospital at Chelsea 333 6 8
a quarter's salary to the five Commissioners for regulating the said 400 hackney coaches at 200l. per an. each 250 0 0
paid for said half year's salary to this accomptant as register or chief clerk 50 0 0
paid to Reginald Marriot for same time as second clerk and solicitor. 20 0 0
paid to six messengers or street men for same time 41 16 0
paid to Thomas Hempsall, doorkeeper to the Commissioners; for same time 10 0 0
paid Mr. Mackburny for rent of the office in Scotland Yard for same time 25 0 0
necessaries, fire and candle 1 19 4
allowed by the King's special command for advance money which should have been paid by one Carroll, one of the 400 licensed, which by order of the Treasury Lords was delivered free 3 15 0
paid Henry Wright, the attorney, for law charges for prosecuting Mr. Murray and the several supernumerary coachmen for driving in contempt 79 5 4
paid for printing of licences, summonses and acquittances 5 0 0
fees at the Exchequer 0 16 0
paid for stationery 1 2 6
incidents &c. to constables and others assisting the messenger by bringing the offenders before the magistrate for driving contrary to the King's proclamation 5 13 6
£994 7 8
and so remains in the accomptants' hands 505l. 12s. 4d., whereof 500l. is now due to the King for the second quarter's rent: but this accomptant prays thereout an allowance for extraordinary pains in collecting and paying the said moneys. The treasurer to the late Commissioners for regulating Hackney Coaches had 120l. per an. allowance.
May 22. Treasury reference to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton of the petition of Tho. Carraway of Sutton, co. Wilts, yeoman; shewing in 1677 he became bound to the sheriff of Wilts in 40l. for the appearance of one Elderton at the suit of one Cooth, but before the return of the writ he [Elderton] was again arrested in Bristol and cast into prison at the suit of said Cooth and for the same debt, for which petitioner was bail, and was removed by Habeas Corpus into the King's Bench and has been a prisoner there ever since, which petitioner did consider a discharge of the said bond, yet he is now arrested on it to his utter ruin, being a poor man: therefore prays to be referred to Sir Henry Coker and for all proceedings to be stayed meanwhile. Reference Book, V p. 263.
May 23. Henry Guy to Mris. Herbert. The Treasury Lords last night made a report to the King of the whole matter depending before them between the Lord Chancellor and yourself. On the full hearing thereof the King has thought fit that the Lord Chancellor should give you 1,500l., you making him a conveyance of your whole title to the lands in question. Please attend him to perfect the conveyance and receive the money. If you do not accept this the King has ordered the Lord Chancellor's grant to be passed. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 378.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver six barrels of hams, cheeses and puddings which are arrived from Lisbon in the ketch William John, Capt. William Payne commander, being a present to the Portugal Envoy. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton to report on the enclosed paper [missing] "of issues upon Etkins et al." Ibid.
May 24. Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the Count de Lente, Envoy Extraordinary from the King of Denmark, his [sic] goods as follows in such manner [i.e. Customs free or otherwise] as has been usually done to other Envoys or Ambassadors in like cases. Ibid, p. 379.
Appending. (a) petition in French from said C. de Lente, praying that the equipage of his successor, Monsieur de Persdorff, may be delivered at his house and there viewed by the Customs officers. (b) Schedule of said goods, signed by De la Fouleresse, Secretary [to the Envoy] of the King of Denmark (including plate, two bundles of tapestries, clothes for the Envoy and his lady, German stoves, two chariots, eight horses and a ballot containing portraits of their Majesties of Denmark).
May 25. Same to Mris. Herbert. The Treasury Lords desire your positive answer by this bearer whether you will accept the 1,500l. or not. If not, they will sign the docquets for the Lord Chancellor's grant to-morrow morning. Ibid, p. 377.
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton. Please send forthwith your report on the petition of Mris. Joyce Buckeridge, which was referred to you some time since. Ibid, p. 380.
The Treasury Lords to Secretary the Earl of Sunderland. The King is disposed by the enclosed order of Council [missing] to pardon the banishment on Thomas Cobb for killing Chris. Savory. We referred it to the Attorney General to advise how he might be pardoned of his banishment, but not of his recognizance forfeited for not transporting himself. We enclose you his report. Please lay it before the King for his pleasure as to the pardon passing with such a proviso. Ibid.
May 25. Henry Guy to Auditor Philipps to report on the enclosed bills [missing] of Mr. Proger of disbursements for repairing the lodges, rails and pales in the Middle Park at Hampton Court and for hay for the deer in 1685–6–7. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 380.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to the Duchess of Portsmouth's lodgings in Whitehall her goods lately arrived and to deliver same on payment of Custom. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General. A petition has been presented to the King by Paul Cloudesley, William Sherrard and Peter Declux for a patent for the sole making and dressing of black Alamodes silks, Ranforces and Lutestrings [lustrings]. The King has agreed thereto on the terms specified in the enclosed paper. You are to draw a bill for a patent to them accordingly for 14 years. Ibid, pp. 383–4.
Appending: paper of the clauses proposed to be inserted in the said patent.
(1) The patentees shall pay to the King 2s. for every piece of 60 ells that they shall make or cause to be made during their patent; and every three months shall deliver an account how many looms they employ on the same work and how many pieces of the said silks they have made in the said time. (2) Immediately on the sealing of the patent the fabricator shall deliver to the King an account in writing of the whole mystery of lustrating or dressing the said silks and such an account that a master weaver may on perusal thereof dress the same. (3) The fabricator will teach his wife, being an Englishwoman, the art, and bring up his child, being born in England, in the exercise of it and also forthwith teach the art to the other persons mentioned in the patent, they being both his Majesty's subjects. (4) The patentees will submit to a clause of revocation if cause be shown on report of the Customs Commissioners and at the end of seven years they will take three of the King's subjects [as] apprentices and three more at the end of 10 years and will teach them the whole art so as to make them perfect masters thereof, so that the first three apprenticeships will terminate with the patent and they will have liberty and ability to instruct others. (5) If at any time during the patent any of the King's subjects or foreigners (except those instructed in this art by the said patentees) shall make it appear on a hearing before the King or the Treasury Lords that they are masters of the whole art of making and dressing the said Luststrings, Ranforces and Alamodes and shall produce a piece of the said silks by them dressed to the same perfection with that of the patentees, then the said patentees shall always be ready to take in and employ such persons on such terms as the King shall think fit after a hearing.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Geo. Bromfeild, shewing that there are certain stones cast up by the tide upon the shore of Kent which he conceives may be useful for the making of copperas; therefore prays a grant to him and his heirs to gather the said stones; with a prohibition to all others. Reference Book V, p. 264
May 25. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Christian, shewing that on his previous petition concerning his great charges in settling the port of Whitehaven etc. the Customs Commissioners' report ignored said charges and reported only concerning his charges in the returns of moneys: therefore prays an allowance upon the whole matter. Reference Book V, p. 264.
Same to Bartholomew Fillingham et al. of the petition of Thomas, Earl of Ailesbury, shewing that the King having granted him a debt due to the Crown from Wadlow [on the first Wine Act] petitioner advanced several sums for prosecuting the recovery thereof, yet most of the persons prosecuted have obtained their pardons or discharges, "some of which this petitioner prevented by representing the case to the late Lord Treasurer"; since which petitioner has advanced other sums for maintaining suits and has no prospect of reimbursing himself unless the King grant him said debt by great or privy seal. Therefore prays such a grant. Ibid, p. 260.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to permit the importation at Dublin, Customs free, of the following for the use of the King's Regiment of Guards there under the Earl of Ossory: viz. 1,106 felt hats, 2,000 India cravats, 36 thread sashes; 12 colours and staves; 540 swords. Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 109.
May 26. Two separate money orders tor respectively 1,953l. and 1,250l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without accompt: to be issued on the privy seal dormant of the 25th inst., ut supra, p. 1910, and in accordance with two royal sign manuals of this day's date. [Neither the said sign manuals nor the necessary money warrants which should authorise these money orders are entered in the Treasury records.] Order Book II, p. 149.
Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners to sign the enclosed note [missing] of naval stores designed for the Sallee squadron before the Treasury Lords issue their warrant upon it: "which their Lordships did formerly direct you always to do." Out Letters (General) XI, p. 380.
Treasury reference to Mr. Hewer of the petition of Capt. John Strode, shewing that 382l. 0s. 3d. is in arrear to the soldiers of his company for their service at Tangier; that Mr. Hewer has been directed to pay one half thereof, but demands from petitioner the nineteenth part of the said whole sum and a discharge in full for the whole sum; therefore praying that he may pay the nineteenth part only of so much as he shall receive and to give acquittance for no more. Reference Book V, p. 264.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Hen.Milward, praying for some employ in the Customs. Ibid.
Same to Bartholomew Fillingham et al. of the petition of Edmund Everard, barrister at law, for the place of keeper of records in the Augmentation Office, vacant by the death of Jno. Moor. Ibid, p. 265.
Same to Mr. Frowde of the petition of Jo[h]n Lane, postmaster at Maidstone, Kent, shewing that he has utterly ruined himself and family by the great charge attending said office and the small allowance of but 5l. per an., by which means he is indebted to the King about 140l., and he and his security are sued for same, whereby he has been forced to sell all he had and had thereby raised and paid 70l.; therefore prays that the remainder of said debt may be remitted. Ibid.
May 26. Treasury reference to Sir Henry Dering of the petition of Sir John Banks, shewing that in 1672 he purchased from the Trustees for sale of Fee Farm rents several small pipe rents [rents on the Pipe Roll] in the county of Kent to the value of 50l. 3s. 2d. per an.; "that the said rent was paid for the first two years after his purchase by the sheriff or their bailiffs, it standing in their charge in the Pipe, but it since appearing that the said rents were sold and out of charge there to the sheriff" petitioner has not been able for the last 15 years to receive more than 5l. 8s. 5d. per an., but believes that "when they are known to be in your Majesty again [they] may be duly collected and paid by the sheriffs as formerly " therefore prays that the Trustees for Fee Farms may be directed to change the said rents for other fee farm rents, together with [an allowance for] the arrears thereof. Reference Book V, p. 265.
[? May 28.] Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 350l. to Mr. Burton out of Simball's fine; 150l. out of money forfeited by treason; and 50l. to Lady Fairborn out of goods seized. Disposition Book VI, p. 193.
May 28. Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to Madam Bouillon's lodgings at St. James's to open her goods which are arrived from France and to take the Customs on such as are Customable. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 380.
Same to same to report on the enclosed memorial presented to the King by Barillon, the French Ambassador. Ibid, p. 381.
Appending: said memorial, dated London, 28–18 May. By the enclosed papers [missing] I see that five French fishing boats of Dunkirk have been pillaged and maltreated by the English at 12 or 13 leagues from Dunkirk. I am desired by my master to demand that investigations be made to discover the authors of this deed, of which his Majesty does not doubt that exemplary punishment will be made.
Same to same, enclosing a memorial presented to the Treasury Lords by the refiners of sugar against the granting of a warrant to Mr. Biggs and others for the importation of melosses [molasses]. My Lords desire to know whether you have fully heard the said refiners thereon and if not they desire you to hear them, otherwise my Lords will themselves hear them before signing the warrant. Ibid, pp. 381–2.
Appending: said memorial, undated, signed by John Bawdon, John Gardner, Edwd. Croby, Danll. Dorville, refiners of sugar, planters and merchants. On the report of the Customs Commissioners on our petition against the importing French molasses and on the petition of Mr. Biggs and Company for leave to import great quantities thereof we learn that you are inclined to grant a warrant for such importation although these very importers have formerly had their seized molasses released to them on their assurances to import no more. Your petitioners have not yet been fully heard [therein]. We desire to be heard in order to make it appear that the landing this great quantity of molasses is contrary to law and fatal to our trade and immediately prejudicial to the revenue even more than the value of the goods in question, which is about 4,000l., and if the practice be allowed it will damage the revenue at least 50,000l. per an. We are ready to contend the point of law with the importers at our own charge: "not but that the goods in question may be so far equitable entitled unto your Lordships' favour as to permit the importers to carry them to some other market which will not damage them the twentieth part of what their landing here will damage the King."
May 28. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver (upon payment of the moiety of their appraised value to the seizer) 16 dozen of hats imported for the Troop of Guards under Lord Dover. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 382.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition and address [missing] of the Council of Barbados; with a calculation of the annual charge and produce of a plantation in that island. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to attend the Treasury Lords on Tuesday next with your opinion on the enclosed paper [missing], being the state of the undertaking of Sir James Hayes and his partners [concerning the Irish revenue undertaking]. Ibid, p. 383.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit the transport, Customs free, on board the Charles of London, William Newland master, of the following naval stores to Gibraltar for the service of the Sallee squadron. Out Letters (Customs) XI, pp. 144–7.
Appending: schedule of said stores, signed by the Navy Commissioners; the only ships named of said squadron being the Sedgmore, Dragon, Charles galley, Saphire and Mermaid.
Same to Serjeant Philip Ryley to arrest Charles Geare and Robert Geare, who are charged upon oath to have transported beyond seas several great quantities of wool. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 316.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute James Smith, gent., to the office of customer of Chichester port loco and on the surrender of Robert Hall and Robert Tayer as from June 24 inst. next. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer et al. to pass the account of Sir John Rogers, kt., deceased, late sheriff of Dorset, as Receiver of the Hearthmoney there for the half year ended 1662, Sept. 29, without the production of the schedules and particulars: it appearing that the said account was made up by Auditor Kinsman, now deceased, and was sworn to by Robt. Pitts (who was deputy receiver to the said Rogers) before Baron Spelman 1665, June 1; but the schedules and bag of particulars being lost by the former auditor the passing of the said account through all the offices up to the quietus has been retarded and process has issued against the executors of said Rogers to compel them to pass the account; and Nicholas Ingram as executor of Edward Twyne, who was administrator of the said Rogers, has prayed that said account may be passed without the schedules. In the said account said Rogers is even and quit and 35l. 8s. 0d. is depending upon high constables and constables not accounted for, upon several schedules in the said bag of particulars. Ibid, p. 317.
May 28. Treasury warrant to Sir George Downing, late sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon, and to Mr. Galwood, late under-sheriff there, to forthwith restore and pay back to the individuals concerned the following sums levied on the respective persons as follows for Recusancy: which sums do now remain in your hands. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, pp. 317–21.
Prefixing: copy (badly mangled in its Latinity) of the summons of Pipe, dated 1685–6, Feb. 12, and 1686, June 22, to the said sheriff of said counties with the schedule of Recusancy fines to be by him levied.
on a tenement and moiety of a messuage in Swaffham Prior belonging to William Betts of the annual value of 30s.: fine 20s. for two half years to Michaelmas of said year.
a tenement in Swaffham Bulbeck belonging to Tho. Green, senr., of the annual value of 30s.; fine 20s. ut supra.
a tenement and two parts of a cottage in Lawston in the occupation of James Robinson, being lands of John Flower, yeoman, of the annual value of 10s.: fine 6s. 8d. ut supra.
a tenement and two thirds of a cottage and an acre of ground thereto in Croydon in the occupation of John Grant, being lands of the said Grant, of the annual value of 15s.:. fine 10s. ut supra.
a tenement and two thirds of the moiety of a messuage thereto and the moiety of 20 acres of land in the fields of Fulbourn in the occupation of Daniell Whiskin, being lands of the said Daniel and of the annual value of 4l.. fine ut supra, 53s. 4d.
a tenement and two thirds of an acre in the fields of Linton in the occupation of Tho. Townesend, being lands of the said Townesend and of the annual value of 3s. 4d.: fine ut supra, 2s. 2½d.
a tenement and two thirds of a messuage and 40 acres of marsh in Ramsey of the annual value of 106s., being lands of Sam. Nottingham and in his own occupancy: fine ut supra, 10l. 13s. 4d. [sic].
a tenement and two thirds of the moiety of a messuage and 11 acres of marshland in Ramsey, being lands of and in the occupancy of Richard Proud and of the annual value of 40s.: fine ut supra 26s. 8d.
a tenement and two parts of a cottage in Kings Ripton, being lands of and in the occupancy of Michael Patteson and of the annual value of 10s.: fine ut supra 6s. 8d.
a tenement and two parts of 2½ acres in Offord Cluny, being lands of Roger Chamberlaine, gent., and of the annual value of 10s.: fine ut supra 6s. 8d.
a tenement and two parts of an acre of land in Heningford Abbots, being lands of Richard Beumont and in his occupancy and of the annual value of 15s.: fine ut supra 10s.
a tenement and two parts of 35 acres in Hemingford Abbots, being lands of Thomas Amber and in his occupancy and of the annual value of 30s.: fine ut supra 20s.
a tenement and two thirds of half an acre in Toseland, being lands of John Edwards and in his occupancy and of the annual value of 2s.: fine ut supra 16d.
a tenement and two parts of 16 acres of marsh in Fenny Stanton [Fen Stanton], being lands of John Lacy and in his occupancy and of the annual value of 40s.: fine ut supra 26s. 8d.
a tenement and two third parts of an acre of marsh in Fen Stanton, being lands of Tobit Hardmeate and in his occupancy and of the annual value of 5s. fine ut supra 3s. 4d.
a tenement and two parts of 20 acres in the fields of Fen Stanton, being lands of John Offley, in his own occupancy and of the annual value of 40s.: total fine ut supra 26s. 8d.
a tenement and two parts of a cottage in Swaffham Bulbeck, being lands of Edward Defew, in his own occupancy and of the annual value of 10s. total fine ut supra 6s. 8d.
a tenement and two parts of three acres of pasture in Over in a place there called Barefenn, being lands of John Wiseman, in his own occupancy and of the annual value of 20s.: total fine ut supra 13s. 4d.
a tenement and two parts of a messuage in Fulbourn, being lands of John Hassell, in his own occupancy and of the annual value of 10s.: total fine ut supra 6s. 8d.
a tenement and two parts of five rods of land in Campside Cottingham, being lands of John Mathew, in his own occupancy and of the annual value of 3s. 4d.: total fine ut supra 2s. 2½d.
a tenement and two parts of two acres of land in Elton, being lands of George Sherman, in his own occupancy and of the annual value of 5s.: total fine ut supra 3s. 4d.
a tenement and two parts of 11 acres in Ripon [Ripton], being lands of Tho. Parnell, senr., in his own occupancy: fine ut supra 16s. 8d.
two parts of the lands and tenement of Edward Lumber, yeoman, viz. two acres in the fields of Ramsey, in the occupancy of said Lumber and of the annual value of 4s.: fine ut supra 2s. 8d.
a tenement and two thirds of five acres of land in the fields of Brington, in the occupancy of Geor. Chapman, yeoman: fine ut supra 8s. 10½d.
a tenement and two thirds of 11 acres in Ellington, being lands of Robert Stow, in his own occupancy and of the annual value of 10s.: fine ut supra 6s. 8d.
a tenement and two parts of a messuage or cottage in Ripton Regis, in the occupancy of — Hall, of the annual value of 6s. 8d.; and a cottage in the occupancy of Mar. Bucke of the annual value of 6s. 8d.; and a cottage of the like value in the occupancy of Tho. Parnell: being lands of [said] Tho. Parnell, senr.; fine ut supra 13s. 4d.
a tenement and two parts of a messuage in Long Stanton and a close of half an acre in the common fields there, being lands of William Phiper, in his own occupancy and of the annual value of 30s.: fine ut supra 20s.
a tenement and two parts of a messuage in Toft and an acre of land in the common fields there, in the occupancy of Ralph Day, being lands of John Waites and of the annual value of 20s.: fine ut supra 13s. 4d.
a tenement and two thirds of a messuage and an acre in Long Stanton and an acre in the common fields there, in the occupancy of Tho. Dockett, being lands of John Hollewell and of the annual value of 50s.: fine ut supra 33s. 4d.
a tenement and part of a messuage in Swaffham Prior in the occupancy of Tho. Waller, of the annual value of 10s.: [fine not stated].
a tenement and two parts of a piece of 1½ acres of marsh called Holt, lying in Soham in a place called Horse Crofts, being lands of Edward Peachi: fine ut supra 2s.
[? May 28.] Entry of [the Treasury Lords' signature of] the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Elizabeth Hayne, widow, of divers lands and tenements in co. Devon of Leonard Yeo, esq., outlaw: at a rent of 24s. 7d. per an. and fine of 58s. 2d. [sic for 59s. 2d.]. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 322.
May 28. Treasury reference to Auditor Aldworth of the accounts of Tho. Bedford as surviving executor of Sir Leoline Jenkins, late Judge of the High Court of Admiralty; being accounts of his [Jenkins's] receipts and disbursements and fees [in said Office]. Reference Book V, p. 275.
May 29. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 200,000l. to Anthony, Visct. Falkland, Treasurer of the Navy: as imprest for the service of the Navy and Victualling. (Money warrant dated June 11 hereon.) (Money order dated June 12 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIII, p. 2. Money Book VIII, p. 465. Order Book II, p. 151.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to revoke the patent of Mathew Appleyard as customer of Hull port and in his place to constitute Rowland Tempest and John Tempest, who claim the said office by virtue of a grant from Charles II, dated 1676, May 1, which said patent is hereby confirmed except as to the fee of 39l. per an. attached to said office; which fee the said Rowland and John have by deed surrendered to the King. But the present patent is to provide for the payment of the said fee to them during pleasure as from Mar. 25 last. King's Warrant Book XIII, pp. 3–4.
Money warrant for 450l. to William Blathwayte for 4½ years from 1683, Michaelmas, on 100l. per an. payable out of the King's revenue in the Leeward Islands as part of his salary of 500l. per an. as Surveyor and Auditor General of all the King's revenues in America. Same is hereby to be paid out of the Four and a Half per cent. revenue of the Leeward Islands. Money Book VIII, p. 462.
Same for 1,500l. to William Thomas, Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners for last Lady day quarter for said Band. (Money order dated May 31 hereon.) Ibid, p. 463. Order Book II, p. 150.
May 29. Treasury warrant to James Pearce, Serjeant Chirurgeon to the King, to pay (out of the 718l. 13s. 7d. imprested to you for the Sick and Wounded at Portsmouth, Gosport and the places adjacent) 35l. each to Richard Gibson and Robert Cooper as reward for their pains in examining and inspecting the accounts of Samuel Williams, late Agent for Sick and Wounded at Portsmouth. Money Book VIII, p. 463.
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. 194–5.
Out of the Customs. l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy to make the 6,330l. (now in his hands on account of Mr. Martin's contract which is not to be proceeded on)upto 7,000l.[which is to be used] for the Navy weekly money in part of 400,000l. for the year's Naval service from 1686, Lady day. 670 0 0
to ditto for warrant officers [on their arrears due before 1686, Lady day] 200 0 0
to ditto for the [like due to the] Navy Commissioners before 1686, Lady day 1,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [for one week on the Ordnance Office ordinary] 1,000 0 0
to ditto for stores and storehouses 2,000 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 2,000 0 0
to Mr. Burton (Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton for Crown law charges) 500 0 0
to the English Judges 3,000 0 0
to the Welsh Judges 175 0 0
to the Masters in Chancery 275 0 0
to Baron May 74 3 4
to Visct. Preston, Master of the Great Wardrobe, for the Great Wardrobe 1,000 0 0
to the Keeper of the Privy Purse 500 0 0
Out of the Excise.
to the Paymaster of the Band of Pensioners 1,500 0 0
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 9,000 0 0
Out of the loans on French linen.
to ditto for same 6,000 0 0
Out of Hearthmoney.
to the Cofferer of the Household 1,500 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Chamber for riding charges last year 1,000 0 0
to Major-General Werden for extraordinaries of the Stables last year 1,000 0 0
to the Paymaster of the Works for the new buildings towards the water 200 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 13 Customs items [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following item [payable direct out of the Customs Office], viz. 1,000l. for tallies on the Customs.)
(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 only the above two Excise and four Hearthmoney items.)
(Same, dated same, to the Navy Commissioners to employ the above 670l. to the weekly allowance of the Navy, together with the 6,330l. issued to the Navy Treasurer for Mr. Martin's contract, "which is now fallen off.")
May 29. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Guy] for secret service 955l. out of the money of the Letter Office. Disposition Book VI, p. 195.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing a petition [missing] of the clothiers in Devon, Somerset and Exeter with the articles thereto annexed against Thomas Row of Dover, whose enlargement [from custody] you have advised. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 383.
Same to Mr. Corbyn [Surveyor General of Woods, Trent North]. In your letter of the 9th inst. you propose a warrant for felling timber in Sherwood Forest if you can get a good price for the wood, otherwise the warrant to be respited till you can sell at a valuable rate. The Treasury Lords do not think fit to grant any such warrant till they have an account from you that the wood will sell for a good price. Ibid, p. 385.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing the Earl of Bath's answer [missing] to several matters relating to the tin farm. You are to report thereon whether you think the coining so many small tin coins as are mentioned will be any prejudice to the King or the public. Ibid.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Mr. Brunscall for some place in the Customs, he having waited long for some mark of the King's bounty and there being [at present] several removes of officers and more likely to be soon. My Lords recommend the petitioner for any employment he may be found fit for. Reference Book V, p. 266.
Henry Guy to Auditor Aldworth. The Treasury Lords do refer to you Mr. Thomas Howard's six bills of charges for the taking and removing of deer. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Hewer of the petition of Col. Peircy Kirk, shewing that there is a considerable sum due to him as executor to his brother for supplying his men at Tangier with money, shoes and stockings for 19 months: therefore praying payment thereof so that he may be enabled to pay his brother's debts and soldiers. Ibid, p. 267.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General of the petition of William Williams to the late Treasurer [Rochester], viz. the petition itself, complaining of divers grievances committed in the town of Haverford West and the report of Mr. Fillingham et al. thereupon. Ibid.
Same to Bartholomew Fillingham, Thomas Hall, William Lowndes and Philip Ryley of the petition of John Basire, praying repayment of his surplusages of 13s. 0½d. in his account as Receiver of the Seventeen Months' Assessment for Westmorland etc. and of 98l. 11s. 1d. in his account of the Poll ibid. Ibid, p. 268.
May 29. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Cadwell, praying for the next vacant weigher's place in the Custom House [London port]. Reference Book V, p. 268.
Same to Mr. Toll, Mr. Twitty, Mr. Lowndes and Mr. Townesend of the petition of Edwd. Harrison for 166l. due to him for velvet caps served into the late Kings [Great] Wardrobe; for want of which money he has been forced to leave his trade and is reduced to great straits. Ibid, p. 270.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Deputy of Ireland. On receipt of your letter of the 13th we sent for Sir Henry Bond and Mr. Doe and instructed them to be in Ireland by Midsummer day to take care of the receipt of the revenue from that time and to have their money in readiness to pay Mr. Price before they enter upon his office and we communicated to them your computation of the amount of that money. They have to-day answered that they and their moneys are ready and that they will be in Ireland by the day prefixed and will give the like security which Price gave and do expect the [allocation of] the same fund for repayment of their advance money as he had. Out Letters (Ireland) V, p. 110.
May 30. Money order for 125l. to Sir Job Charlton, kt., Chief Justice of Chester, for 1688, Easter term, on his allowance of 500l. per an. Order Book II, p. 150.
Treasury reference to Mr. Blathwayt of the petition of William Nott, stationer, praying payment of 75l. 7s. 2d. due to him for stationery ware served into the Plantation Office. Reference Book V, p. 266.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Sir William Jennens, shewing that having all his pay stopped by sentence of a Court-martial he is unable to provide necessaries "for his voyage that he is in hopes his Majesty will bestow on him"; therefore prays payment of his arrears of 700l. for the relief of himself and family. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Ryley of the petition of the Duchess of Cleveland, shewing that the pales in the House Park at Hampton Court, "which are under my care and inspection," are extreme old and very much decayed and the three lodges there are very old and ready to fall down: therefore praying a survey of same with a view to their repair. Ibid, p. 267.
Same to Sir James Hayes and partners of the petition of Hannah Gitta with an Order of Council; petitioner praying that 249l. due to her for victualling the soldiers in Ireland may be paid by Sir James Hayes and partners, being due upon their [the Earl of Ranelagh's] contract [relating to the Irish revenue]. Ibid.
May 31. Money warrant for 25l. to Nicho. Yates for last Lady day quarter on his pension. (Henry Guy, dated same, to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay same out of goods seized.) Money Book VIII, p. 464. Disposition Book VI, p. 196.
Two money orders for respectively 955l. and 2,000l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of the 25th inst. and as by the royal sign manuals of the 29th inst. (Both the royal sign manuals and the consequent Treasury money warrants based thereon and which should authorise the present money orders are missing in the Treasury records.) Order Book II, p. 149.
May 31. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Earl of Rochester the 486l. 12s. 0d. which is paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Graham et al. out of the profits of Lord Grey's estates: same to be as in further part of 16,000l. granted to said Earl out of that estate. Disposition Book VI, p. 196.
Same to the Attorney General. Several persons are to be tried this week for clipping money or uttering clipt and counterfeit money. Some of them are esteemed rich men and may probably be convicted of misdemeanour and ought to be proportionably fined in terror to others. The Treasury Lords therefore desire you to take care that such of them as are accounted rich may be tried by information in the King's Bench and not at the Old Bayley. Please confer with the Warden of the Mint herein. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 385.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to open and deliver at Lord Colepeper's lodgings on payment of Custom some trunks etc. and a basket and bag of books arrived for him and some boxes, bundles, a hat case etc. arrived for the Earl of Banbury; same being arrived on the Katherine yacht from Dieppe. Ibid, p. 386.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte. By his letter of April 4 last Sir Edmond Andros has desired that 4,971¾ ounces of plate [silver] taken up at the wreck [at Hispaniola] and [i.e. the King's share of such taking] secured in New England, may be allowed towards the new fortifications to be made there, which he alleges to be much for the King's service. You are to report what sort of fortifications they are to be. Ibid.
Same to same. On your report of Mar. 27 last on the memorial concerning the Bermuda Islands you are to prepare such a letter as you advise in order to be despatched away. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Phinias Shoare as waiter and searcher at Abbotsbury in Weymouth port loco Simon Hichcocke lately dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XI, p. 147.
Same to same. On the subject of our order of April 9 last, supra, pp. 1855–6, concerning the duty on Irish diaper, you represent to us in your memorial of the 14th that in all diapers there is Tabling as well as Napkening and that the one being three times as broad as the other pays from all parts of the world three times as much Custom, but that by virtue of the said order the merchants from Ireland pretend to pay no more for their Tabling than Napkening; and also that they have now made a very broad sort of linen, some 2 ells, some 3¼ ells broad and fit to make sheets [out] of a single breadth worth upwards of 6s. per ell; and if this pays no more Custom than common Irish linen it may be of very ill consequence to the revenue. We have read your presentment to the King and it is his pleasure that all sorts of Irish linen upon importation in England shall pay Custom according to the breadth thereof. Ibid, p. 148.
May 31. Treasury reference to William Hewer of the petition of Capt. Jno. Pym (on reference from the King); petitioner shewing that he has served all along in the wars of England and received many dangerous wounds and that three of his sons were killed in the King's service in Flanders and in the Dutch war: therefore praying a pension for life out of Army contingencies. Reference Book V, p. 268.
May 3
[sic probably for 31].
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Morgan Cave, praying the first vacancy of a gauger's place; he being instructed in the art of gauging. Ibid.
May 31. Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer to forbear process against James, Earl of Anglesea, or his estate as heir of Arthur, late Earl of Anglesea, for money due [to the King] upon the said late Earl's account as formerly Treasurer of the Navy. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 322.