Entry Book: December 1685, 11-20

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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, 11-20

Dec. 11. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Capt. Seymour, praying that the fines set upon Stubbs, Creswick and Dewxwell for offences in co. Gloucester may not be compounded by the Barons of the Exchequer; so that petitioner may receive the benefit of the King's intentions, he having used his endeavours to bring said fines into the Exchequer. Reference Book III, p. 220.
Same by same to William Hewer of the petition of Francis Povey for 533l. 2s. 7d. disbursed by him for stores of war in Tangier, as appears by Ordnance Office debentures. Ibid, p. 221.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the executors of the Earl of Kinnoul shewing that in 1664 he had a grant of the duty on potashes for 31 years of which nine years are still to run, but same has been suspended by the present King till further order: pray that the suspension may be recalled and that they may have the benefit of the remainder of the term as they have little else to maintain the said Earl's children with. Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of Thomas Glover, merchant, for liberty to ship back to Holland some beaver skins which he brought thence which he thought was lawful but same were seized on arrival. Ibid.
Same by same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of a certificate from Rich. Marryott, Ant. Ellesdon, Ste. Primatt, J. Hordesnell and William Tindall, Commissioners for Concealments in cos. Surrey, Kent etc. to the effect that Isaac Marryott has discovered several buildings and erections built upon the waste of the monastery of Bermondsey of considerable yearly value, encroached upon and erected within 45 years [last past]; and he has also produced to us the abstracts of records of several other great quantities of land belonging to the said late monastery which were only demisable estates, some for 60 years and some for lives granted in the latter years of Eliz. and James I and now expired, the reversion whereof is in the Crown: for all which he deserves encouragement. Ibid, pp. 222–3.
Same by same to Cha. Fox [Paymaster of the Forces] and William Blathwaite [Secretary of the Forces] of the petition of Lieut. John Nash and Quarter Master Robt. Abbis; as by a reference from the King dated Windsor, Sept. 7 last: petitioners shewing that they were in command of the Troop of Horse which John Oneil was Captain of [in the late New Raised Forces], and because they could not get good men to mount themselves they did at their own charge raise 40 able soldiers' horses, paying dear for them; that only 27 of them were mustered, being informed that the King had commanded no more to be mustered till further order; in which suspense they kept the said horses until disbanded wherein they exhausted their small fortunes: being now dismissed petitioners pray some allowance for their subsistence. Ibid, p. 224.
Dec. 11. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Chas. Fox [Paymaster of the Forces] and William Blathwaite [Secretary of the Forces] of the petition of John Suffeild, shewing that he has usually paid the garrisons of Portsmouth for several years; and did advance 600l. to Col. Trelawney's Regiment at the request of Major Tiffins, but having nothing to show from the Colonel the latter refuses to pay same: prays to be paid same "and if it be his Majesty's will that he should hereafter pay the Forces [in Portsmouth Garrison], that he may draw bill upon the [Army Paymaster General's] Office." Reference Book III, p. 224.
Same by same to William Hewer of the petition of John Booyd, late Serjeant in Capt. Barber's Company in the Queen Dowager's Regiment, for payment of the 19 months' arrears due to him, he being discharged the said Company and in great distress. Ibid, p. 225.
Same by same to the Warden of the Mint and the Mint Commissioners of the petition of Richard Dallow, porter to the Mint, praying for a convenient house in the Tower for himself and family. Ibid, p. 226.
Same by same to William Hewer of the petition of Frederick Bacher for 206l. disbursed by him for the stores of war in Tangier as appears by Ordnance Office debentures. Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of Tho. Powell, late of Tangier, praying payment of his 19 months' arrears of pay for service there. Ibid, p. 228.
Same by same to the Trustees for Sale of Fee Farm Rents of the petition of John, Lord Ossulston, showing that 23l. 8s. 0d. [per an.] part of [a fee farm rent of] 113l. 8s. 0d. [per an.] payable by the city of Norwich was in jointure to the late Queen Mother [Henrietta Maria] and was enjoyed by her during life and after her death by her Trustees for three years until 1672, Michaelmas: that in 1665 said rent of 113l. 8s. 0d. was settled in jointure to the present Queen Dowager as of the yearly value of 90l. [per an.] only by reason of the former settlement of said 23l. 8s. 0d. on the Queen Mother: that in 1673 the Trustees for Fee Farms sold said rent of 113l. 8s. 0d. to petitioner, viz. 23l. 8s. 0d. in possession and 90l. in reversion and petitioner has enjoyed said 23l. 8s. 0d. ever since: but now the Queen Dowager claims same with all that petitioner has ever received thereof: further that there are many other rents sold to petitioner by said Trustees which are repriseable, he having paid money for same: therefore prays satisfaction for the said rents and arrears thereof. Ibid, p. 248.
Appending: note of a paper [missing] of rents to be reprised to said Lord in cos. Suffolk and Derby.
Same by same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton of the petition of Edmund Jewill, late sheriff of co. Dorset, for some allowance for his charges in levying the goods of John Miller, a dangerous Dissenter. Ibid, p. 269.
Dec. 12. Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier to pay 50l. to Tho. Doyly and 31l. 6s. 8d. to John Langwith on their [money] warrants. Disposition Book IV, p. 109.
Same to Mr. Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, enclosing a Lord Chamberlain's warrant for payment of 12l. to Mary Dowle, strewer of herbs in ordinary to the King, for half a year's strewing May to Sept. last. You are to pay same: the Lord Treasurer will supply you with money for your repayment. Ibid.
Money warrant for 250l. to Dame Ruth Trevor for half a year to June 24 last on her pension, being the first half year incurred since the King's accession. Money Book VI, p. 197.
Same for 650l. to Philip Burton as imprest for Crown Law charges: 500l. thereof to be paid out of the 500l. paid into the Exchequer by Sir Samuell Astry for Thomas Pilkington's fine and the 150l. out of part of Sir Samuell Barnardiston's fine paid in by the sheriff of Suffolk. (Money order dated Dec. 14 hereon.) Ibid, p. 197. Order Book I, p. 71.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to abovesaid Burton to pay [the above] 650l. to Richard Graham in further part of 3,878l. 5s. 3d. for prosecutions for the late King: of which only 1,100l. has been paid. Money Book VI, pp. 197–8.
Money warrant for 100l. to Sutton Oglethorpe for half a year to June 24 last on his salary as Master of his Majesty's Studs. Ibid, p. 198.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay 427l. 13s. 9d. to Seth, Bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, for three quarters to Sept. 29 last on the annuity of 570l. 5s. 0d. for the support of the honour of that order as by the privy seal of the 9th inst. Ibid.
Money warrant for 125l. to Sir John Nicholas for half a year to June 24 last on his fee of 50l. and annuity of 200l. as a Clerk of the Privy Council. Ibid, pp. 198, 199.
125l. to Philip Musgrave for same on his fee or salary of 250l. per an. as a same.
125l. to William Bridgman for same on his same as a same.
Dormant warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay Thomas Lysons his salary of 39l. per an. as one of the Customers of Hull port; with what is grown due thereon at Michaelmas last. Ibid, p. 201.
The like for James Vernon's salary of 78l. 6s. 8d. per an. as Customer of Chester port. Ibid, p. 202.
The like for John Butler's and Richard Butler's salary of 31l. 6s. 8d. per an. as Customers of Boston port. Ibid.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal dormant for 1,500l. per an. to Robert, Earl of Sunderland, as President of the Privy Council, viz. 1,000l. thereof as in lieu of an allowance of diet of 10 dishes of meat every meal formerly made to the President of the Privy Council and 500l. thereof as royal bounty. King's Warrant Book X, pp. 255–6.
Dec. 12. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Arthur Herbert of the office of Gentleman and Master of the Robes, for the providing of robes, apparel and other necessaries for the King's person: during pleasure: together with 2,500l. per an.; whereof 2,000l. is to be as imprest for the charge of said office and the remaining 500l. per an. to be for the use of said Herbert without account in consideration of his pains in said office and in lieu of the ordinary fees and vayles of the measure and poundage upon payment of moneys heretofore taken by the officer in that place: to be payable quarterly as from Lady day last: the two quarters to Sept. 29 last to be paid forthwith. The said great seal is likewise to authorise the payment to said Herbert of 1,780l. 4s. 3d. upon account for several necessaries provided for the Coronation and other extraordinary services. (The great seal hereon is dated 1685–6, Jan. 11.) King's Warrant Book X, pp. 256–7.
Royal sign manual for 500l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of Nov. 18 last. (Money warrant dated Dec. 14 hereon. Money order dated Dec. 15 hereon.) Ibid, p. 257. Money Book VI, p. 200. Order Book I, p. 72.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to William Hewer of the petition of William Aldham, shewing that he has delivered an order to Mr. Bowdler for stopping [from the pay of Rob. Hughs] 5l. 5s. 0d. due to him [Aldham] from said Hughes, "and Mr. Bowdler told him [that] upon getting my Lord Treasurer's order for payment of the same to petitioner he would pay it." Therefore prays such order. Reference Book III, p. 224.
Same by same to the Auditor of the Receipt of the petition of Susanna Corbett, shewing that the late King granted Mris. Honora Harding a pension of 300l. per an. of which 2,100l. is in arrear and that said Harding died much in debt: therefore prays payment of said arrears for satisfaction of the creditors and of petitioner. Ibid, p. 225.
Same by same to Mr. Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, and Mr. Agar, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, of the petition of Francis Dickins, woodward of New Forest, for some allowance or compensation for the fees payable to him which for five years past according to the custom of the said forest will amount to above 1,200l. Ibid, p. 226.
Henry Guy to the Treasurer of the Chamber. Marmaduke Conway's patent as a falconer is only during pleasure. He therefore needs not surrender it. You are to proceed to pay him on your establishment. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 225.
Same to Sir John Ernele, enclosing a certificate [missing] of Thom. Agar's, Surveyor of Woods Trent South. You are to report on that part of it which relates to Chestnut Coppice in Dean Forest. Ibid.
Same to Sir Eliab Harvey to report on that part of the above certificate which relates to King's and Queen's Grove in Waltham Forest: and to certify a true state of the wood and timber there. Ibid.
Dec. 12. Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners. In reply to my letter of Nov. 3 last you have reported only as to the timber in the royal forests useful for works of the Navy. You are to report as to the other matters in said letter, supra, p. 400. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 226.
Same to Mr. Darcy et al. to forthwith provide as follows. Ibid.
Appending: letter dated the 11th inst. from the Earl of Mulgrave, Lord Chamberlain, to the Lord Treasurer. "I have from all his Majesty's wardrobes brought furniture for the house wherein their Excellencies, the Venetian Ambassadors, are to be entertained, without putting the King to any charge of providing new or hiring goods as hath been usual upon these occasions." But in the King's Wardrobes there are no beds with bedsteads and curtains except the King's and Queen's beds and two such beds with curtains are wanting for two principal officers whom the Ambassadors desire to be lodged in the house. Please hire for one week for this occasion two such standing beds with curtains of cloth or stuff with bedding, chairs and all things belonging thereto: also two dozen cane chairs for the nobility to sit in when they come to visit the Ambassadors. Deliver them to Mr. Kinnersly, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe. Also 12 chamber pots, six basins of white earth and 12 pewter candlesticks for their servants.
Same to the Warden and Commissioners of the Mint to report on the enclosed information [missing] of Tho. Atkinson. Ibid.
Same to same. On Mris. Wharton's petition you reported July 4 last that the money she petitions for was not regularly laid out by her husband. Was it really laid out for the service of the [Mint] Office and if so what is reasonable to allow her? Ibid, p. 227.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The enclosed bill of lading [missing] is not signed by any of your number. Before the Lord Treasurer issues his warrant on it you must sign it as you used to do in such cases. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed draft warrant [missing] relating to Mr. Sands. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Sanson. The business you wrote to me on the 10th inst. touching your friend is ordered to be done according to the presentment. Ibid.
Same to Sir Robert Sawyer [Attorney General] to report on the enclosed papers [missing] concerning Windsor Forest. Mr. Agar is to attend you herein. (Same to said Agar to so attend Sawyer.) Ibid.
Same to same. You are to exhibit a bill in Chancery for recovery of the 500l. given by John White, of London, mercer, to ejected ministers, in accordance with your report on the petition of the Lord Mayor et al. Governors of Christ's Hospital, praying for said 500l. to be given to said Hospital. Ibid.
Same to Visct. Preston enclosing the petition [missing] of the arras workers for payment of their arrears. Ibid.
Dec. 12. Henry Guy to Mr. Pepys. Hasten your report on the petition of Sir John Mordaunt for recompense for some houses of his demolished at Tangier, which petition was referred to you, Sir William Trumbull and Mr. Bacher by the late Treasury Lords. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 227.
Dec. 14. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Antho. Holzafell, picture drawer, shewing that having been detained in France for the space of two years for divers reasons relating to the violent persecution exercised there against those of his belief, especially when they are leaving their country and are renowned in their art, he is come [to England] of late bringing part of what he could not sell nor transport, consisting in some frames of pictures and several pictures all of his own shop and part of those pictures are here expected: prays that those pictures now lying in the Custom House may be restored to him he taking oath that they are all only of his own stock. Reference Book III, p. 226.
Fiat by same for letters patent to constitute Samuel Phillipps, gent. one of the King's waiters, London port: to wit, the office he held at the death of Charles II. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 180.
Henry Guy to Alderman Duncomb to pay, out of Excise money, 500l. to Bernard Howard. Take his receipt as "for so much money received of me [Guy] for his Majesty's service." Disposition Book IV, p. 109.
Same to the Customs Cashier to forthwith pay 427l. 13s. 9d. to the Chancellor of the Garter for three quarters to Sept. 29 last on 570l. 5s. 0d. per an. for the Order of the Garter. Ibid, p. 110.
Same to same to pay 100l. to Sir Nicho. Butler. Ibid.
[?] Same to the Auditor of the Receipt. It is the Lord Treasurer's opinion and desire that there be no more fees demanded at the Exchequer on the Earl of Peterborough's pension payable on the establishment of the late garrison of Tangier than what is now paid for moneys issued on that establishment. When it is directed to be otherwise paid you may take your due fees. The 500l. directed Nov. 3 last to be paid to said Earl is to be issued to William Hewer. Ibid.
Dec. 14. Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ Elmer Mills (who for two years has attended at the waterside with the landwaiters as one of the quay men) as a coastwaiter, London port loco John Cox, deceased. Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 83.
Same by same to same to permit stores as follows to be transported on the ship Duke of York, George Purvis master, to Virginia, Customs free, being for the supply of stores for his Majesty's ketch Quaker. Ibid, pp. 83–5.
Appending: schedule of said stores as certified by the Navy Commissioners, being laden Nov. 9 and 30 last.
Treasurer Rochester to the Lord Chamberlain to authorise the Jewel Office to deliver to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland two maces for the King's service in Ireland to replace two of the said maces which are decayed and grown useless. The old maces are to be returned into the Jewel Office. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 228.
Dec. 14. Henry Guy to Sir James Butler. A report is preparing for the King on Haveland's petition for remitting the fine on him for kidnapping. The Lord Treasurer will hear you on Saturday if you have any objections thereto. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 228.
Same to Mr. Aldworth [Auditor of the Hearthmoney] to take care that no allowance be made to the late Hearthmoney [Farmers or] managers on account of the following tallies. Ibid.
Appending: letter from Dame Clara Wood to the Lord Treasurer. In 1683, my husband, Sir Edw. Wood being in France, I lent 3,000l. to John Hind of London, goldsmith, on the security of tallies of advance money on the late Hearthmoney Farm. Hind alleging "that he could not be repaid that part of his share of money advanced by his partners without delivering to them the said tallies." Since then Hind has failed. I desire that no allowance be made on said tallies until my husband be satisfied said debt.
William Blathwaite to Henry Guy, dated from the [Privy] Council Chamber, enclosing from the Committee of Trade and Plantations a letter [missing] from the Lieutenant Governor, Council and Assembly of Barbados, together with the address to the King concerning the late tax upon sugars. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 172.
Money warrant for 375l. to Elizabeth, Duchess of Lauderdale, executrix of John, late Duke of Lauderdale, as in full satisfaction (by agreement with her) of all fees payable to her in respect of the office of Ranger or Keeper of New Park, near Richmond. Money Book VI, p. 199.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to William Hewer, Treasurer for the late garrison of Tangier, to pay as follows, viz. 8s. a day to Alexander Mackenny as Captain [of a Troop in said garrison] from 1682, April 25 (to make up 6s. a day on the establishment into 14s. a day); 10s. a day to Francis La Rue as Lieut. from same date; 9s. a day to John Chappell as Cornet from 1682, April 26; 6s. a day to John Dennis as Quarter-Master from 1682, April 27; all to 1684, May 1, "the [date of the] determination of the arrears due to the officers and soldiers" of said garrison: notwithstanding that they are not borne upon the musters of Tangier till 1683, April 1. Ibid, p. 200.
Money warrant for 15l. to Carola Roberts for three quarters to Sept. 29 last on her pension; being the amount grown due since the King's accession. Ibid, p. 201.
Same for 150l. to George Gunter, executor to Katherine Gunter, widow, for same period on the annuity granted to her for 21 years from 1669, Lady day: same having been paid only to 1683, Sept. 29. Ibid.
Henry Guy to William Hewer to pay to Henry Hordesnell, late Recorder of Tangier, so much as is due to him out of the pay of Samuel Dun, late Lieut, of Horse at Tangier; said Hordesnell claiming 96l. 6s. 0d. from him for diet of said Dun and servants for two years and seven weeks. Disposition Book IV, p. 116.
Dec. 14. Money order for 241l. 6s. 2d. to John Walker, usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries by him delivered to the officers of said Court in Michaelmas term last. Order Book I, p. 72.
Dec. 15. Henry Guy to the Clerk of the Pipe for a certificate what sheriffs have not accompted in the Exchequer. Disposition Book IV, p. 110.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz. Ibid, pp. 111, 112.
l. s. d.
[Out of the Customs.]
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers 2,000 0 0
to ditto for sea officers and bills in course 400 0 0
to ditto to pay off 10 caulkers at Deptford 262 17 0
to ditto towards paying of[f] the yachts 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Packer for the new buildings in the Privy Garden 1,500 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 1,000 0 0
to the Judges according to warrant 3,000 0 0
to the Welsh Judges 175 0 0
to Sir Richd. May, 7l. 10s. 0d. and 66l. 13s. 4d. 74 3 4
to the Masters in Chancery 275 0 0
Out of the Excise.
to the Paymaster of the Forces 6,000 0 0
to Sir Steph. Fox in further part his privy seal for 16,000l. 1,000 0 0
to the Cofferer of the Household 2,000 0 0
to Sir Robt. Vyner 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Fox to be paid over to Mr. Duncombe to pay a bill of exchange from de Knuydt (to be paid to Mr. Fox) 147 8 2
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to Mr. Graham, Keeper of the Privy Purse 500 0 0
to Sir Gabriel Silvius 797 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 500 0 0
[to ditto] more 200 0 0
Out of loans on the duty on linens, etc.
to the Paymaster of the Forces 5,000 0 0
(Same dated same to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; said paper including the above 10 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 Charles Duncombe in [part] repayment of loan: total disposition of the Customs, 11,687l. 0s. 4d.)
(Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper for those revenues: said paper including for the Excise the abovesaid 5 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 [part] repayment of loan: and [for the Hearthmoney] the above items to Graham and Silvius [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following item [payable direct out of the Hearthmoney Office on tallies] viz. 2,000l. to Mr. Toll in [part] repayment of loan. Total disposition of the Excise and Hearthmoney combined, 14,444l. 8s. 2d.
Dec. 15. Henry Guy to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Navy Treasurer] to pay to the Henrietta and Katherine yachts the 3,000l. issued [directed, pp. 476, 478] to the Navy Treasurer last week and the 1,000l. more ordered this week. Disposition Book IV, p. 111.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 39l. to James Pearse for three quarters to Sept. 29 last as a patent waiter, London port: and dormant warrant for same in future. Ibid, p. 112.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the King's Remembrancer to issue process of Fi Fa and extent against Tho. Price for the balance of 10,602l. 6s. 9d. ut supra, p. 477, Sergeant Philip Ryley having demanded said sum of said Price, who refused to pay same. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 179.
Entry of the signature by same and Sir John Ernle, Chancellor of the Exchequer, of the docquet of the lease to Owen Roberts ut supra, pp. 458–9. Ibid.
Fiat by same for royal letters patent to constitute William Christian to be Customer of Carlisle port: to wit, the office he held at the death of Charles II. Ibid, p. 180.
Reference by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the Governor and Fellowship of English Merchants for the Discovery of New Trades, commonly called the Muscovia Company; shewing that in this present [year's] voyage from Archangel they imported 40 tons of seal oil, not in the least imagining that more than 6s. per ton duty would be demanded thereon according to the directions given [successively] by Treasurer Southampton, Treasurer Danby and the late Treasury Lords as confirmed by an order of the King in Council dated 1681, Dec. 21: yet notwithstanding, the Customs Commissioners demand the high duty of 9l. per ton, alleging that the said orders are void by the death of Charles II. Therefore pray a renewal of said order, so that they may take up their oil in the same manner they have done for many years past by virtue thereof. Reference Book III, p. 227.
Henry Guy to Mr. Blathwayt. Send me a copy of the account referred to below. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 228. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 183.
Prefixing: (a) extract of a letter dated Aug. 1 last from Col. Stede, Lieutenant Governor of Barbados, to Mr. Blathwayt. I enclose you an accompt of sundry goods shipped off by the Commissioners or Agents of the late Farmers [of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty in Barbados] being collected by them on account of said duty before the expiration of the farm but shipped since [such expiration] "for which they pretend to pay no [export Customs] duty for it to the King, which [claim] we have disputed with them, and at last submitted to my Lord Treasurer's determination."
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed papers [missing]; one being a memorial delivered by the French ambassador to the King; two others touching sugars etc. shipped from Barbados since 1684, Dec. 25, for the late Farmers of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty; and another relating to a case from Bruges which you are to send unopened to the Queen's backstairs as soon as the vessel arrives. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 229.
Dec. 15. Henry Guy to Mr. Burton enclosing the warrant [missing, see supra, p. 490] for Fi Fa and extent against Tho. Price. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 229.
Same to Sir Ste. Fox. Although Madam Le Grand be dead the King intends to continue the whole pension to her daughters. What is to be done in order to the payment of same to them? Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The King will, on the 22nd inst. at the Treasury Chambers, hear the business on your late presentment concerning wrecks on the coast of Cornwall and elsewhere. You are to attend then prepared to make out what is contained in said presentment. (Same to Sir Richard Lloyd, Judge of the Admiralty, to attend at the above hearing.) Ibid.
Two royal sign manuals for respectively 200l. and 500l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of Nov. 18 last. (Two money warrants dated Dec. 19 hereon. Two money orders dated Dec. 21 hereon.) King's Warrant Book X, p. 257. Money Book VI, p. 203. Order Book I. p. 73.
Royal warrant to the Governor of Virginia. Thomas Sands of London, merchant, petitioned the late King concerning tobacco exported from Virginia in 1665, but captured by the Dutch ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. V, p. 800, on which petition Treasurer Danby reported ut ibid, p. 999. Thereupon several orders of Council were passed for allowing him to export an equal quantity of tobacco free of the Virginia duty of 2s. per hogshead. Notwithstanding this the said Sands had no benefit of the said orders, but has been put to great charge in seven years' solicitation of this business wherefore he has prayed leave to ship 800 hogsheads of tobacco free of the impost of that country. You are hereby required to order him such liberty. King's Warrant Book X, p. 258.
Privy seal for the discharge of the baronet fee of 1,095l. due to the late King from Sir Robt. Dashwood ut supra, p. 296. Ibid, p. 272.
Money warrant for 50l. to James Noble, John Snow, John Goudge, Mahalaleel Windham, John Smart, Thomas Romerill, Henry Griffith and Ralph Bradford, the present eight doorkeepers of the House of Peers, for their attendance in the last session of Parliament as certified by Sir Thomas Duppa, Black Rod. (Money order dated Dec. 17 hereon.) Money Book VI, p. 201. Order Book I, p. 73.
Dec. 16. Money order for 5l. to Thomas Dorton of Gravesend, victualler, for several days' quarters of several of Capt. Sir Robt. Layton's soldiers in the late Regiment of Col. Sir Tho. Slingsby [among the late New Raised Forces and] since disbanded: as by a certificate dated 1679, May 31, from two of the late Commissioners for Disbanding said Forces: to be paid out of the [last] Six Months' Assessment for said disbandment. Order Book I, p. 72.
Dec. 18. Money warrant for 2,800l. to Roger, Earl of Castlemaine, 1,500l. thereof for equipage and 1,300l. for a quarter's ordinary in advance as Ambassador Extraordinary to Rome. (Money order dated Dec. 18 hereon.) Money Book VI, p. 202. Order Book I, p. 72.
Dec. 19. Henry Guy to the Barons of the Exchequer not to suffer the recognizances of Thomas Stubbs, Francis Creswick and —Dewxell (lately estreated into the Exchequer), to be compounded for. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 230.
Same to Sir Steph. Fox. It is the King's pleasure that Sir Simon Lewis should furnish the linen for the Household. Ibid.
Same to Sir Phil. Lloyd for an account of the value of the goods and chattels which widow Bonell, the clipper, desires to have pardoned. Ibid.
Same to Visct. Falkland. None of your ledgers as Treasurer [of the Navy] have hitherto been sent to the Navy Commissioners' Office. Send them with all expedition. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Stephens. All the ledgers of Mr. Seymour [as late Treasurer of the Navy] are passed by the Navy Commissioners except his last one for the year 1681, which is now under consideration and may be despatched in a few days after the section of imprests and the voluntary charge are brought to the Navy Office. You are to transmit same forthwith. Ibid.
Also when the Yards at Chatham and Sheerness are paid you are to give the Lord Treasurer an account thereof.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte to attend Treasurer Rochester on Monday with Sir Rich. Dutton's account and Col. Walrond's report. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of the Privy Seal. There are several docquets before you for grants relating to the revenue, viz. such as discharges of baronetcy fees, discharges of forfeitures etc. The Lord Treasurer desires you not to pass such grants or discharges upon docquets that have lain long in the [Privy Seal] office without acquainting the Lord Treasurer therewith. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners for a new list of all the bills of exchange that are drawn on you. Ibid, p. 231.
Same to same for an account of those imprest accomptants [mentioned and charged in the supers in the Navy Treasurer's accounts] who you believe will be certainly found in the King's debt, in order to their being prosecuted. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General. The King has referred to the Lord Treasurer William Haveland's petition for discharge of the fine of 500 marks set on him for [kidnapping,] selling and transporting the King's subjects to beyond the seas, he avering that since the order in Council of 1682, Dec., he never acted contrary to the method therein directed. Hereon Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton have reported to the Lord Treasurer that said petitioner has stood three times in the pillory and lain 11 months in execution for said fine and is certified by many worthy persons as loyal. Thereupon the Lord Treasurer was about to report [favourably] to the King, but Sir James Butler has told his lordship that the Queen Dowager and St. Katherine's Hospital have a right to the said fine. You are to examine and report what title the said Queen or the hospital may have to said fine. Ibid.
Dec. 19. Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ Tho. Warkman as a noontender, London port loco Robt. Baxter, lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) X, pp. 85, 86.
William Bennington as tidesman at Hull loco Tho. Massingall, lately dismissed.
Thomas Tonstall as tidesman and boatman in fee, Weymouth port loco Tho. Rymer, removed to Poole.
Moses Shaw as same at Weymouth loco Sam. Hardley, removed to London.
Richard Mallock as waiter and searcher at Brixham in Dartmouth port loco John Trownson, lately dismissed.
Same by same to same to pay 150l. to Amias Hext and Juliana his wife for three quarters to Sept. 29 last as by the privy seal of 5th inst. Money Book VI, p. 203.
Money warrant for 50l. to Sir Christopher Musgrave for same time on his fee of 100 marks per an. as Lieut.-Gen. of the Ordnance. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier to forthwith pay 2,800l. into the Exchequer. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said sum to the Earl of Castlemaine.) Disposition Book IV, p. 113.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of moneys of goods seized) 500l. to me [Guy] for secret service; 400l. to the Bishop of Chester for [the King's four] Lancashire preachers. Ibid.