Entry Book: December 1685, 6-10

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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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December 1685, 6-10

Dec. 7. Two royal sign manuals for respectively 243l. 2s. 0d. and 400l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of Nov. 18 last. (Two money warrants dated Dec. 8 hereon. Two money orders dated Dec. 8 hereon.) King's Warrant Book X, p. 250. Money Book VI, p. 192. Order Book I, p. 69.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 54,000l. to Henry, Visct. Brouncker, as imprest to pay off the arrears of the Household of Charles II (the arrears of the late King's servants) and of the present King incurred up to July 1 last. King's Warrant Book X, p. 250.
Henry Guy to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed draft [missing, see supra, p. 476] of a warrant for a grant to the Earl of Rutland, Earl of Huntingdon et al., of two fines set upon the county of Leicester for not having a [county] gaol. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 205.
Same to same enclosing the names [missing] of the Commissioners designed to survey the boundaries of the Liberty of the Tower of London. Advise the Lord Treasurer as to the best way of putting same in execution. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to report on the articles between Col. Kirke and Mr. Fitz, and to hear them as to the matter in difference between them concerning the lodgings built for said Kirke. Ibid.
Same to Sir Gilbert Tabott for a certificate whether the Earl of Peterborough had a silver cestern allowed him when he went Ambassador to the Emperor, and, if so, of what weight. Ibid.
Same to Visct. Grandison returning a paper [missing] sent to the Lord Treasurer this morning without direction or subscription. You are to send his Lordship such an account of Nonsuch Park as you will subscribe. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the Earl of Pembroke's stewards some horses, Delft China and other items detailed, now on board the Angell ketch, that came from Holland. Ibid, p. 221.
Same to the Navy Commissioners for an account how Mr. Seymour's and Visct. Falkland's accounts [as successively Treasurer] of the Navy stand. Ibid.
Dec. 7. Henry Guy to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed report [missing] from the Customs Commissioners on the East India Company's proposal praying the continuance of their debentures for half subsidy and additional duty in the same method and course as formerly or that they may be allowed 7½ per cent. [discount] for ready payment of their customs in consideration of the six and six months granted them by Charles II for payment thereof. Are the privileges which said Company enjoyed, out of the Customs as granted to Charles II, now determined by his demise and are they [in consequence] liable to pay ready money for their Customs as all other merchants do? Out Letters (General) IX, p. 221.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Mr. Lytcott has delivered to the Lord Treasurer an account of arrears of Customs due at Michaelmas, 1684, amounting to 53,546l. 18s. 2½d. What course do you take for getting same in? Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for a list of all warrants and orders lying before you unsatisfied and for which money is not provided. Ibid, p. 222.
Same to Mr. Hewer to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Margarett Curtis, widow. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer finds by the following paper that several Deputy ViceAdmirals had in their hands 7,193l. 0s. 2d. in 1681. He imagines there may be more debts of the same kind grown due since then. You have been often written to both from the Treasury Chambers and by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to certify who of the imprest accomptants are most likely to have money in their hands upon making up their accounts. You are with all speed to certify what money is in the hands of any Deputy Vice-Admirals, or in the hands of any imprest accomptants as aforesaid so that process may issue against such debtors for recovery thereof. Ibid, p. 223.
Appending: said account.
l. s. d.
money paid [by] Richd. Mounteney, Customs Cashier, by bill 1673, June 5 4,887 12 8
ditto paid by Richd. Kent, Customs Cashier, by bill 1678, Aug. 12 4,350 0 0
£9,237 12 8
cleared by Sir Tho. Bridges 400 0 0
" John Cutliff 150 0 0
" Sir Jona Trelawney 337 4 0
" Chr. Griffith 100 0 0
" Tho. Newman 480 0 0
" Rich. Showers 270 0 0
" John Buckham 300 0 0
" Sir John Godolphin 7 8 6
£2,044 12 6
leaving a balance remaining uncleared at 1681, June 24, of 7,193l. 0s. 2d.
Dec. 7. Warrant and appointment by Treasurer Rochester to Richard Graham and Phillip Burton to receive the estate of Henry Cornish, late of London, executed for high treason. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 171–4.
Appending: (a) an account of debts owing to said Cornish at the time of his attainder from the respective clothiers who had cloth in his possession; said clothiers being James Poyner, Samuel Cornish, Jno. Gunning, Tho. Barlo, John Jesse, John Jefferys, James Seely, Joshua Baber, Christopher Byrt, Tho. Rudduck, Joseph Mors, An[th]o Methwen, George Cary, Robt. Cutler, Tho. Sloper, William Tipper, William Somner, Ed. Blenham, junr., John Moore, Tho. Phelps, senr., Tho. Phelps, junr., Joseph Purnell, Joseph Phelps, Phill. Daunsey, Chrp. Truckwell, William Singer, Ro[b]ert Whally, Abra. Dodemead, William Raxworthey, And. Willett, Tho. Whally, Giles Freeman, Benj. Sparke, Tho. Jefferyes, Step. Sparke, senr., Jno. James. Total debts, 4,735l. 12s. 3d. (b) An account of the clothes [cloth] found in the possession of said Cornish at the time of his attainder which are the goods of such clothiers as appear not to be indebted to the said Cornish; and of the moneys due from merchants and drapers to the said clothiers for whom the said Cornish was factor [which said cloths are, as below, to be delivered to the said clothiers as follow] viz., Edward Blonman, William Thatcher, Alice Cutler, Jane Curle, Tho. Turner, Mathew Carleton, William Sanny, James Blatch, Henry Grant, Samuell Norman, Elna Holloway, Edwd. Hillman, Tho. Potticary, senr., William Barton, Tho. Foot, Robt. Wilkins, John Hyde, John Curle, Thom. Whatly, Paule Methwen, Richard Hill, Jona Coombes, Hump. Townsend and Co., Tho. Gerrish, Jno. French, junr., Edward Mortimer, Robt. Dawes, Tho. Dawes, Step. Millard, Jer. Crey, senr., William Turner, Jeff. Blatch, Paul Phipps, Jos. Houtton, Step. Sparke, junr., Gyles Adlam, Jno. Whatly, Jno. Hinton, Henry Belton, Robt. Smyth, Edwd. Whitchurch, Jeremiah Holoway, Antho. Wilkins, Tho. Potticary, junr., William Weekes, Richard Mattock, Daniell Cary, Anne Hodges, James Stackins, John Wilkins, Sol. Debnam, William Millard, John Phipps, John Blenman, Robt. Wherrell, Tho. Blenman, senr., Anto. Mawkes, Tho. Blenman, junr., Jerem. Crey, junr., Willm. Sivier, Hum. Townsend, Christo. Adlam, Tho. Weekes, William Wornell, Geo. Turner, William Wilkins, junr., Christo. Turner, James Rendell, John Baily, Edward Wilkins, William Whitchurch, John Hall, Stephen Whatly, Robert Wason, James Druce, Andrew Hall, Geo. Cornish, John Cornish. Total sums due as above, 20,348l. 15s. 4d. Total number of cloths, 1,568. (c) Certificate by Rich. Masters, Hen. Crispe Nicho. Charlton, Aaron Pengry, Cha. Molloy, John Groten, Tho. Lowfeild that they have examined the books of said Henry Cornish on the King's behalf and by the oath of Thomas Cornish and Jno. De Vincke, partners to said Cornish and by the oath of Bartholomew Gisbitzky, an accountant. (d) Warrant dated Feb. 7 by Treasurer Rochester for the said 1,568 cloths in the second list to be delivered to the several persons mentioned in said list.
Money warrant for 469l. 2s. 6d. to Thomas Cheeke, Lieutenant of the Tower of London, for half a year to Sept. 29 last on the allowance to himself, the Gentleman Porter, and 33 Yeomen Warders of the Tower; and also for 217l. 6s. 6d. for the repairs and necessary accommodation of the Tower and for the safe keeping prisoners there. (Money order dated Dec. 10 hereon.) Money Book VI, p. 193. Order Book I, p. 69.
Dec. 7. Money warrant for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Thomas Corbyn for three quarters to Sept. 29 last on his salary as Surveyor General of Woods Trent North. (Money order dated 1685–6, Mar. 10, hereon.) Money Book VI, p. 193. Order Book I, p. 94.
Same for 30l. to John Pottinger for same time on his fee as Comptroller of the Pipe. Money Book VI, p. 193.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Auditor concerned, to give allowance to Patrick Porter and Mary his wife, late widow of Roger Higgs, of 45l. upon passing the account of Jno. Duncklin, late Receiver of Hearthmoney in London and Middlesex, in trust for and under the management of said Roger Higgs; in regard said sum was expended in defending the late King's right to said duty upon smiths' forges. Ibid, p. 194.
Same by same to the Navy Commissioners to make up to 80l. per an. from 50l. per an. from Christmas last the salary of the storekeeper of the Victualling Office at Portsmouth; the ancient salary having been 80l. per an. and Mr. Christopher Godsalve, the present storekeeper, being a very good officer. Ibid.
Reference by same to Bartho. Fillingham, Tho. Hall and William Lownds of the petition of Nicho. Veel for a discharge of 279l. 4s. 3½d. being the remainder of his debt to the King as Receiver General of the Royal Aid and Additional Aid, co. Gloucester; and for the delivery of his 1,000l. bond as surety for his brother on account of the Hearthmoney. Reference Book III, p. 215.
Same by same to same of the petition of Mr. Middleton for a discharge of a 400l. bond of his uncle Edward Hyde, as surety for Thomas Veele, late Receiver of Hearthmoney, co. Gloucester. Ibid.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Massey for a landwaiter's place, London port, his father having been a Captain of Trained Bands at the Restoration. Ibid, p. 216.
Same by same to William Hewer of the petition of Eliz. Cane, widow of Tho. Cane, late a private sentinel in the garrison of Tangier, who was killed by a shot from the Moors, leaving her with four small children: prays a royal bounty of 5l. to transport her and her children into Ireland. Ibid.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Andrew Cade for a fresh reference for a landwaiter's place, he having fallen sick immediately after a former reference. Ibid.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sir Hugh Piper, kt., for a fresh lease of the agistment of Launceston park, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall; same having been demised 1661, May 22, to Thomas Rosse, who has assigned to petitioner. Ibid, pp. 217–8.
Dec. 7. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Philip Frowd of the petition of Richard Graham and Richard Allibone, shewing that they have equal interests in a payment of 500l. per an. out of the Post Office under a grant made to Sir Samuel Morland for his life or for 31 years from 1661, June 24: pray on surrender of same to have separate grants for their moieties for seven years terminable on lives to be named by them. Reference Book III, p. 218.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Rowland [Tempest] and John Tempest, shewing that they had a reversionary grant of the office of Collector of Hull port; that Thomas Lisons' term therein was voided by the late King's death, but he has, in their absence, obtained a fresh grant thereof to defraud them: pray to be put into possession. Ibid, p. 219.
[sic? erratum for Dec.] 7.
Same by same to William Hewer of the petition of John Meagher, late apothecary to the Earl of Dunbarton's Regiment in Tangier, for the 163l. 6s. 8d. due to him, to be stopped out of the next pay ordered to said Regiment. Ibid, p. 220.
Dec. 7. Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Anthony Prince of Abingdon, co. Berks, shewing that John Sawyer, of London, cooper, claims a tenement in Boare Street, Abingdon, in which petitioner has lived eight or nine years for some of which time he paid rent till informed that Sawyer had no right: that same is a concealment from the Crown along with some other things in Abingdon which petitioner desires to assert the Crown's title to: therefore prays a lease of said messuage. Ibid, p. 227.
Same by same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Tho. Rouse, undersheriff to Sir Peter Daniel, kt., and Sir Sam. Dash wood, late sheriffs of Middlesex, praying for his surplusage to be paid out of Recusants' money in his hands, said surplusage having arisen from payments to convictors of highway robbers, and for removing prisoners from Newgate to several counties etc. Ibid, p. 229.
Report to the King by same on the petition of Bartholomew Price, administrator to Col. Herbert Jefferies, late Lieutenant Governor of the Colony of Virginia and Commander-in-chief of the Forces there. Said petition, as referred from the King Feb. 17 last, sets forth that by the instructions dated 1676, Nov. 11, said Jefferies was, for the support of said government during his abode there, allowed to receive to his own use whatsoever duties were formerly paid to Sir William Berkeley; that after by royal letters dated 1677, Dec. 27, Charles II declared that said Jefferies should, until 1678, Mar. 25 (out of the pay appointed for the Governor of Virginia) receive the yearly salary and perquisites of 1,200l. but from and after that time should be paid in England for so long as he should thereafter continue in said service: further shewing that at 1678, Mar. 25, there remained due to petitioner 300l. for three months' salary in dispute between Lady Berkley and the relict of said Col. Jefferies, and 900l. more from said Mar. 25 to 1678, Dec. 17, when said Col. died: that upon disposing all the perquisites to Lord Colepeper and the not paying said salary which Jefferies was to have had in England he [Jefferies] was reduced to great extremities and contracted many great debts: therefore prays payment of said arrears of 300l. and 900l. for the support of said Jefferies' widow and child. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 176.
On reference hereon William Blathwayt has reported that Jefferies does not appear to have been paid said 900l. and that he well knows he was at great expence in the discharge of the government without any other salary or perquisites in Virginia for that time, the same being otherways disposed by particular order from the late King.
Prefixing: copy ("from the book of Virginia kept in the Plantation Office") of said letter dated 1677, Dec. 27, from Charles II to said Col. Jefferies, as in Calendar of Colonial Papers, 1677, p. 197.
Dec. 8. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Henry Carter, gent., praying to be admitted tenant to the estate of John Hambden in co. Northampton, which is seized to the King's use for payment of the fine imposed on him. Reference Book III, p. 233.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, to Monsieur de Millery, a French Protestant, five pieces and two cornets of lace, three muffs and a Palatine which have been seized at Harwich, same being all the goods he could save in his escape from the persecution in France. Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 82.
Same by same to same to employ Robert Carnsew and John Newell as boatmen and tidesmen in Truro port at 10l. per an.; they having served in extraordinary for some time and been paid by incidents. Ibid, pp. 82, 83.
10l. per an. to be added to the 20l. per an. salary of Jeremy Holcrosse as waiter at Sidmouth in Exeter port to enable him to keep a horse.
5l. per an. each to be added to the 20l. per an. salary of the boatmen in Maldon port for their greater encouragement.
Henry Guy to the Treasurer of the Chamber. William Russell and Tho. de Champ [falconers] have surrendered their Exchequer salary in view of their allowance in your Office. (Similar notices on the 10th as to Thomas Neale, the Groom Porter, for his 600l. a year payable out of the Tenths; and for John Preston, a falconer. The patents of Tho. Duffeild and James Russell, two other falconers, were only during pleasure and need not be surrendered.) Out Letters (General) IX, pp. 222, 223.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney. You have not yet returned to the Lord Treasurer the account of the chimney money distrained on the Earl of Anglesea's house at Blechington. Send it forthwith. Ibid, p. 222.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of goods seized in the Exchequer) 250l. to Lady Portland and 100l. to Mris. Boynton. Disposition Book IV, p. 106.
Dec. 8, altered to Dec. 9. Same to same to issue as follows out of the Exchequer. Ibid, pp. 106, 107.
Out of the Customs. l.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers 2,000
to ditto for sea officers and bills in course 400
to ditto for fitting for sea service the Soudados, Fubbs yacht, Isabella yacht, and King's Fisher ketch 158
to ditto towards paying off the yachts, 3,000l. (This sum was by Treasurer Rochester's direction this day omitted.)
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 2,000
to the Mint Commissioners 1,000
Out of the Excise.
to the Paymaster of the Forces 6,000
to Sir Steph. Fox on his privy seal of 16,000l. 1,000
to the Cofferer of the Household 2,000
to the Duke of Grafton 750
to Sir Robt. Vyner 1,000
to the Duke of Southampton 375
to the Duchess of Portsmouth 1,000
Out of Hearthmoney.
to (Mr. Graham) the Keeper of the Privy Purse 500
Out of Post Office money.
to Mr. Burton for the charges of the Commission into the West 600
to the Vicars of Lichfield on a perpetuity 30
to the Privy Purse 500
Out of the Queen Dowager's [Portugal] portion.
to Sir Ben. Bathurst in part of the Princess's debts 3,000
Out of loans on French linens.
to the Paymaster of the Forces 5,000
(Same dated Dec. 8 to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; said paper including the above six Customs items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following item [payable direct out of the Customs Office on tallies] viz. 2,000l. to Richard Kent and Mr. Duncombe in [part] repayment of loan: total disposition of the Customs, 10,558l.) (Same dated Dec. 8 to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney enclosing the like paper of the disposition of those revenues; said paper including for the Excise the above seven Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following item [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz., 1,000l. to Mr. Toll in repayment of loan: total disposition of the Excise 13,125l.: and for the Hearthmoney the abovesaid Hearthmoney item [payable out of the Excise] together with the following item [payable direct out of the Hearthmoney Office on tallies] viz. 3,000l. to Mr. Noell in repayment of loan: total disposition of the Hearthmoney, 3,500l.)
Dec. 8. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant to John, Earl of Rutland, Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon, Bennet, Lord Sherrard, Sir Thomas Haselrigg, Sir Beaumount Dixie and Sir Henry Beaumount, barts., John Varney, William Boothby, William Whallie, Samuel Cotton, John Gery, Dr. of Laws, Lawrence Carter and Teringham Stephens of the several fines of 1,000 marks and 2,000 marks imposed on the county of Leicester at the Assizes and General Gaol Delivery of said county held at Leicester Castle 1684, July 17, and 1684–5, Mar. 19, held respectively before Baron Sir William Gregory and Sir Thomas Walcott, a Justice of the King's Bench, same being imposed because there was no gaol in said county for the sheriff to secure prisoners in: of which fines John Wilson, the sheriff of the county, has levied 1,107l. 10s. 0d. upon divers inhabitants of the county. The King being resolved that said fines shall not be converted to the King's use hereby grants same to the above grantees in trust to lay out 1,100l. thereof in the purchase of of a convenient edifice for the common gaol of said county. "And in regard divers sums are or may be levied for or upon account of the said fines or one of them upon particular inhabitants or townships of the said county, which particular inhabitants or townships are or may be thereby charged with larger proportions of the said fines or one of them than if the same had been levied in the most equal manner upon the inhabitants of the said county in general and [such particular inhabitants or townships] cannot have contribution for the same from the rest of the said inhabitants in the ordinary course of law or equity without putting themselves and the said other inhabitants to great charge, vexation and trouble," therefore the King hereby declares that said 1,100l. shall be sufficient for the gaol and the furnishing thereof and that the remainder of said fines shall be disposed to reimburse the said particular inhabitants or townships so much as said Trustees shall consider to have been levied in excess of the due proportionable share which such individuals or townships should have paid if said fines had been levied upon the whole county in such manner as the late monthly assessments have been usually raised. Any residue thereafter is hereby to be held in trust for the inhabitants of said county. The sheriff of the county is to pay to said Trustees all of the said moneys which he has or shall levy, and with an account thereof. The Exchequer to assist the sheriff with all process etc. The sheriff to detain 1s. in the £ on such his levies. King's Warrant Book X, pp. 251–5. Warrants Early XXXIII, pp. 15–17.
Dec. 8. Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to Philip Ryley, one of the sergeants-at-arms attending the Lord Treasurer, to demand from Thomas Price the sum of 10,602l. 6s. 9d. and, in case of refusal or delay of immediate payment, to arrest him; the said sum being charged upon said Price by John Price, Receiver General of the Revenue in Ireland, as the balance of money lodged in said Thomas Price's hands to discharge the monthly payments to the King upon the 30,000l. per an. appointed to be remitted from Ireland, but the said Thomas having withdrawn himself from his shop and place of usual abode and doth abscond himself in private places. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 177, 177–8.
Appending: statement of the account against said Thomas Price, 1685.
l. s. d.
Mr. Thomas Price, debtor to a charge on his account current to Sept. 29 10,111 0 0
to several bills paid since Sept. 29 1,778 0 0 (sic)
£11,889 7 11 (sic)
by the balance of my account current Sept. 29 1,287 1 2
£10,602 6 9
Dec. 8. Treasurer Rochester to George, Visct. Grandison, and Henry, Visct. Brouncker. The late King granted to you the park called Nonsuch Park in co. Surrey in trust for the Duchess of Cleveland and her sons. One of you has given direction for disparking the said park without the consent and approbation of the other. You are to forbear any further progress in said disparking till the King's pleasure be known. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 178.
Warrant by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a licence to George Browning or his heirs to erect a weir in the river Exe for turning a part of the stream of said river through his own ground for driving a fulling mill between the place where an old weir called Drews Weir stood, and another weir called New Weir: he paying a yearly rent of 4s. to the Receiver of Crown Revenues for co. Devon. Ibid, pp. 178–9.
Prefixing: report dated Nov. 27 last from John Fisher, in the absence of the Surveyor General of Crown Lands, on said Browning's petition, supra, p. 229. Since the writ of ad quod damnum has been duly executed and a return made it will be no damage to the Crown to permit said weir.
Dec. 9. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 16,381l. 15s. 0d. to the Treasurer of the Navy for two quarters to Chatham and Sheerness Yards. This money is to be issued out of the following funds which the Lord Treasurer intends to recoup out of the Customs, viz., 1,250l. of the East India Company's present; 1,072l. 10s. 0d. of the King's dividend of the two Compa[nies]; 12,000l. of the Queen Dowager's [Portugal] portion; 2,059l. 5s. 0d. of the money that came out of Ireland. (Same dated same to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Navy Treasurer] apprising him of the above.) Disposition Book IV, p. 108.
Rob. Squibb [to same]. The Lord Treasurer has this morning respited the 3,000l. appointed yesterday, supra, p. 476, for the yachts. You are to keep that sum in hand till further direction. Ibid.
Dec. 10. Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to Charles Duncombe as Treasurer for Hearthmoney to pay 200l. to the Hearthmoney Commissioners to be laid out by them as incidents in managing and collecting said revenue. Money Book VI, p. 194.
Money warrant for 3,000l. to William Thomas, Receiver and Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, for half a year from Christmas last on the 6,000l. per an. for the wages and board wages of the Captain, Lieutenant, standard bearer, clerk of the cheque, harbinger and 40 gentlemen pensioners, same appearing to be due by two quarterly bills signed by the Earl of Huntingdon, Captain of said Band. (Money order dated Dec. 12 hereon.) Ibid, p. 195. Order Book I, p. 71.
Same for 3,000l. to George and Anne, Prince and Princess of Denmark, in part of 16,000l. royal bounty to them as by the privy seal of Nov. 30 last. (Money order dated Dec. 12 hereon.) Money Book VI, p. 195. Order Book I, p. 70.
Money warrants for 375l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton, to complete last June 24 quarter on his annuity or pension of 3,000l. out of the Excise. Money Book VI, p. 195.
750l. to Henry, Duke of Grafton, for last Sept. 29 quarter on the like pension.
Dec. 10. Money warrant for 600l. to Philip Burton, upon account, for Crown law charges. (Money order dated Dec. 12 hereon.) Money Book VI, p. 196. Order Book I, p. 70.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay 39l. to James Pearse, junr., for three quarters to Sept. 29 last on his fee as a patent waiter, London port. Money Book VI, p. 196.
Money warrant for 150l. to William Levett for three quarters to Sept. 29 last on his pension; "being the first three quarters that is grown due thereupon since his Majesty's access to the Crown." Ibid.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Rochester to Rich. Graham, Philip Burton and William Shaw to pay 40l. per an. and the arrears thereof to Dame Martha Coney, relict of Sir William Coney, kt., same being charged upon the estate of Ford, late Lord Grey, by decree in Chancery 1676, June 6, before said Lord Grey's treason was committed: on which annuity there was 100l. in arrear last Whitsuntide. Ibid, p. 197.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt. Treasurer Rochester desires that the 1,000l. yesterday appointed for the Duchess of Portsmouth be now advanced to Henry Rumbuld for her. Similarly the 1,000l. appointed for the Mint Commissioners is to be advanced to them. Also 3,000l. is to be issued to the Treasurer of the Navy out of the Customs money paid [into the Exchequer] yesterday. Disposition Book IV, p. 108.
Same to the Customs Cashier to forthwith pay 1,000l. into the Exchequer for the Earl of Sunderland for secret service. You are to put it into your next [weekly] certificate of the Customs. (Same dated same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said sum to said Earl.) Ibid, pp. 108, 109.
Same to same to forthwith pay 40l. 6s. 2d. to the officers of the Pipe on the warrant of Nov. 28 last. Ibid, p. 109.
Same to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Navy Treasurer] to advance 262l. 17s. 0d. to pay off to this day the 10 caulkers who are to be discharged at Deptford. The Lord Treasurer will next week make good this sum to you. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 223.
Same to the Attorney General. The King in Council has referred to the Lord Treasurer the following case of Col. Henry Waldron. Report thereon to my Lord. Ibid, p. 224. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 174–5.
Appending: said case, whether said Waldron be duly entitled to 500l. appointed him (intended to be granted him) by the Assembly of Barbados. In 1683 Sir Richard Dutton, Governor in Chief of Barbados, came to England. In his absence Sir John Witham was appointed Commander in Chief by the King with 600l. per an. salary to be deducted out of the 1,200l. per an. salary of the Governor in Chief of Barbados. On his return to Barbados Sir Richard Dutton found Sir Jno. Witham unwilling to remit him his proportion of salary and first suspends him from the Council and discharges him from all employments of profit and trust; then orders a prosecution against him by a commission of Oyer and Terminer, appointing Henry Walrond Chief Judge of the Court, a person of known animosity against Sir Jno. Witham, who is fined 11,000l. sterling by the Court and imprisoned till payment. Sir John Witham appeals to the King who thereupon orders his release and that said Dutton and Walrond should appear personally before the King in Council to justify their proceedings against Witham. Before their departure an Assembly is called by Dutton and an Act passed declaring that the moneys arising by virtue of that Act are levied and granted to his Majesty for the uses therein expressed, 500l. whereof is deposited in the hands of said Dutton and 500l. more ordered to Col. Walrond to defray the charges of his voyage into England, which he is desired to receive as a testimony of their respect for the services he hath already done. Dutton and Walrond being arrived in England said Witham's appeal is heard in Council and all their proceedings against Witham are adjudged violent and malicious. Is the appointment of said 500l. to Walrond by the Assembly, for his services to the Government, out of the moneys granted to his Majesty, good and just, as his Majesty has declared those proceedings (which the Assembly call his services) to be violent and malicious; or may not his Majesty determine otherwise concerning the application of that sum towards the support of the Government of Barbados?
Followed by: statement of said Attorney General's opinion, dated Dec. 19. I conceive that Col. Waldron cannot have the money without the King's consent, it being given to him to apply and the use to which the Act directs it to be applied being unlawful [viz.] to carry on a grievous oppression. I conceive his Majesty may order it to be disposed for some other public use in the island.
Dec. 10. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] for preventing the smuggling and running of prohibited goods (which at present pay the King, after appraisement and condemnation, 50 per cent.) by his Majesty's accepting 20 per cent. for the said goods. You are also to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. William Carter. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 225.
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Daniell O'Farell. Ibid.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Edwd. Ange of the petition of Thomas Daniell, Robt. White and Thomas Allway, shewing that they were imprisoned for refusing the oath of allegiance: pray the benefit of the King's warrant of May 11 last. Reference Book III, p. 221.
Same by same to the Custom Commissioners of the petition of Russell Alsop of London, merchant, for restoration of the Customs compounded for on 500 pieces of calicoes which were seized and prosecuted in the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same by same to the Treasurer of the Chamber of the petition of the Gentlemen Ushers Daily Waiters to the Queen Dowager shewing that they have warrants of allowance of 52l. per an. for lodging out of Court and that the Treasurer of the Chamber has given no account thereof to the Lord Treasurer: therefore praying that he may be ordered to give a true account of lodging so that they may be paid with the rest of the King's servants. Ibid, p. 223.
Dec. 10. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Mr. Ange of the petition of Thom. English, senr., Thom. English, junr., and Lee Hartley of Pontefract, shewing that they long since obtained certificates of the sufferings and loyalty of them and their parents, but that through malice one Robt. Tatham brought several actions of Qui tam in the King's Bench against them for 20l. per month for not coming to church and has recovered 100l. of English, senr., 100l. of English, junr., and 40l. of Hartley, and has lately levied same: pray a grant of two-thirds thereof which remains in the sheriff's hands. Reference Book III, p. 223.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Ralph Backshaw for a tidewaiter's place, London port, he having faithfully served the East India Company as a tidesman, but same hardly affords a livelihood for him and his family. Ibid, p. 228.
Warrant by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of premises as below with a view to a lease thereof to Robert Avery on terms as follow. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 181–2.
Prefixing: report dated Nov. 24 last by Jno. Fisher in the absence of the Surveyor General of Crown Lands on the petition of said Avery. No report has been made on his petition because his solicitor was insufficiently instructed, but petitioner has now come up to follow it. The three tenements are leaseholds within the manor of Bucklawren, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, and conveyed to petitioner. The first called Over-Treveria was contracted for in 1660 by Sir Walter Moyle, but the lease was not granted till 3 July, 1661, when it was granted to Henry Hill for 31 years at the old rent of 28s. 6d. and 7l. per an. de incremento; and two months after was assigned by Sir W. Moyle and Hen. Hill to Rich. Clapp, who died leaving a son Nathaniell, who died intestate and Nathaniell's widow assigned to petitioner Avery 1683, Sept. 29. The tenement is about 30 acres and the value not above 14l. per an. For three fresh lives I advise the old rent of 28s. 6d., a fine of 80l. and 20l. for taking off the increased rent of 7l. per an. for the 6½ years remaining of Hill's term. Of the other two tenements (both passed in 1664, April 26, to Henry Seymour in reversion) the one for the lives of Jno. and Margaret Hore and William Trelawney was surrendered in 1675 and a new lease granted 1676, Sept. 22, at John Hearle's nomination to John Buller for the life of Francis his son; John Buller assigned to petitioner 1676–7, Mar. 9. Margaret Hore and Francis Buller are dead and John Hore, the one surviving old life, is aged 66. The tenement is 46 acres, valued in the Parliamentary Survey at 23l. per an. For two new lives I advise a fine of 100l. under the old rent of 45s. per an. The third tenement formerly held for the life of John Russell by a lease granted 2 Car. I was passed in 1664 to said Seymour for the lives of two others of Mr. Trelawney's brothers and on surrender was in 1676 granted to Buller as above when these two lives were exchanged for Ann and Katherine, two of his daughters. It was assigned to petitioner 1683, Sept. 1. John Russell and Katherine Buller are dead. The survivor, Ann Buller, is about 14 years of age. The tenement is about 33 acres, valued at 16l. per an. and let for no more by Russell in 1675. For two new lives in reversion [sic] I advise a fine of 50l. at the old rent of 28s. 6d. The tenements being all in one manor may pass in one lease.