Entry Book: March 1686, 11-20

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March 1686, 11-20

Mar. 11. Privy seal for 100l. per an. to the Mayor and burgesses of Lyme Regis for the conservation, consummation and repair of the pier called the Cobb, built in the sea near said town: the present privy seal being as a satisfaction of the like dated 1684, Dec. 23, but with proviso for revocation thereof at the King's pleasure and that the customer, comptroller and collector of said port shall be in joint trust with the said Mayor and burgesses for the application of said annuity to the maintenance of said Cobb. (Royal warrant dated Feb. 24 for said privy seal.) King's Warrant Book X, pp. 350–2.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to William Blathwayte [Secretary at War] of the petition of Dr. Tho. Laurence for allowance of royal bounty, he having been 81 days in the West attending the wounded and sick upon extraordinary charges which have ever been allowed to the physician during all encampments. Reference Book III, p. 285.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Cook, deputy to Sir John Shaw, collector inwards, London port, praying for a continuance (under the present Coinage Act of 1 James II, c. 7) of the distribution and allowance of 12d. per £ of the coinage money collected; as allowed by Treasurer [Danby] (by virtue of the Act 25 Car. II, c. 8 for encouraging the coinage), to be distributed between the Receiver General [of Customs], the Comptroller General [of Customs] and the particular collector who received the duty; which allowance they did enjoy all the time of the said Act. Ibid, p. 287.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. Are the Marquis de Ruvigny's goods (being old household goods in his immediate wearing) liable to Custom or not? Out Letters (General) IX, p. 290.
Same to Mr. Ashmole and Mr. Bruere for a certificate of the salaries of the under officers and incidents of the Excise for the years 1677, June 24, to 1680, June 24. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer. You are to finish your accounts as Treasurer of Tangier, otherwise process ad computandum will issue against you. Ibid, p. 293.
Same to Mr. Pepys. You have delivered in several accounts as Treasurer of Tangier to 1680, April 30, but same are not prosecuted. You are to despatch same. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Spencer. You have made no accounts of the profits of [the office of Clerk of] the Faculties since 1663, Oct. You are to send same to the Auditors of Imprests with all speed. Ibid.
Mar. 11. Henry Guy to Mr. Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber. None of your accounts have been delivered in since 1679, Michaelmas. You are to send them to the Auditors. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 294.
Same to Mr. Packer, Paymaster of the Works. None of your accounts have been sent in since 1681, Mar. 31. Send them in. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Yarmouth to swear to the last account to 1683, Michaelmas [of the Wood Farm] and to send the vouchers for the subsequent accounts. Ibid.
Treasurer Rochester to the Lord Mayor of London. Send to the Auditors of Imprests the account of the 10,000l. imprested to William Avery, late Town Clerk of London, for fortifying Sheerness. Ibid.
Mar. 12. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. What is the Customs on the Countess of Tyrconnell's goods in the Custom House, being only old damask etc., scissors for the Queen and a few bottles of Queen of Hungary water? Ibid, p. 291.
Same to the officers of the Greencloth. There is no lease or grant to anyone of the house in Spring Garden which was enjoyed by Prince Rupert up to his death. It is within the verge of the Palace, yet a certain person has presumed lately to slip into possession of it without any title and continues there though forbidden by the King's express command, and there keeps a public house, [all] which is done in a very high and insolent manner. You are to clear possession of the house for the King and to remove said person by virtue of the statute of 8 Hy. VI, c. 9. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The Commissioners of the Northland East India Company are here for the affair of Bantam and are ready to depart. You are to send an officer to seal up their goods at their house in Pall Mall. Ibid.
Mar. 13. Same to same enclosing writs against the persons concerned in the complaint against Mr. Chamberlaine. As he is displaced upon it Treasurer Rochester thinks the prosecution of them is unreasonable and you are to stop it and you are to find out the names of the clerks in the Custom House who started the prosecution. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General. Send your opinion on the papers sent you the 5th inst. Ibid, p. 292.
[?] Same to Visct. Preston to order the following hangings for the King's use at Windsor. Ibid.
Appending: note of the estimate dated the 10th inst. from the Great Wardrobe for three pieces of hangings [descriptive] of the months, viz., June, July and December, 8½ ells broad and six ells deep at 10l. per ell; total, 510l.
Mar. 13. Same to the Customs Commissioners. Hasten your report on Jno. Kinvine's petition. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Pepys to direct the captain of the yacht which carries Lord Murray to Scotland, to call at Newcastle when returning for the moneys of Excise and Hearthmoney and to bring same to London. (Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney to order said money to be got ready for said ship.) Ibid.
Mar. 13. Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners. In yours of the 5th inst. you report that the moneys laid out by the late Victuallers on their repairs in London and Dover ports were necessary. Send a particular of said work. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 292.
Same to Sir Philip Lloyd. You have not yet sent to the Auditors of Imprests any account as Warden of the Mint. Send it with all speed, with the vouchers. Ibid, p. 293.
Treasurer Rochester to the [Arch]bishop of Canterbury. You have rendered no account of Tenths since Christmas, 1673. You are to send same to the Auditors of Imprests speedily. Ibid.
Henry Guy to Mr. Prettyman. You have done nothing on your accounts since my letter of Feb. 16 last. You are to bring in your vouchers without delay. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox. Send to the Auditors your account of moneys received for the Royal Hospital at Chelsea. Ibid.
Same to the Lord Chancellor of Ireland. Bring to the Lord Treasurer the vouchers relating to Mr. Prettyman's debt. Ibid, p. 294.
Same to Mr. Sidney. You are to prosecute your account as late Master and Gentleman of the Robes to 1681, Lady day, which is engrossed: and to send in the vouchers for the subsequent years. Ibid.
Same to Visct. Preston to report on the petition of Dr. Tho. Frankland in behalf of the orphans of Fran. Pointz, lately deceased, arrasmaker, together with Mr. Hewer's proposal as follows. Ibid, p. 295.
Appending: memorial touching the orphans of said Poyntz, late arrasmaker to the King by patent during the life of one Rimewell now in being. For accommodation of the King's service said Poyntz took a house in Hatton Garden of Lord Hatton. where not only the tailors were employed but likewise convenient rooms were fitted for making and repairing all his Majesty's hangings. Besides a considerable sum due for hangings and designs [the cartoons of Raphael] delivered into the Wardrobe there is due to his heirs 120l. for his wages and 240l. for house rent. Therefore pray payment of some sum to prevent said house being seized by the landlord and for the relief of the said orphans who have only said debts to subsist upon.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Pym and Bartho. Gracedieu, merchants, in behalf of themselves et al. for relief, they having already paid custom once to the height of their commodities. Reference Book III, p. 284.
Appending: statement of said case. In Dec. last there was entered about 3,000 lb. of Castartha or Jesuits bark from Jamaica at the value of 3s. per lb. and finding no sale here for above 200 lb. of it the remainder was shipped out for Flanders on half debenture, but finding no sale there it was shipped back for London where first customs are again demanded.
Mar. 13. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Bartholomew Fillingham, Tho. Hall and William Lowndes of the petition of the Farmers of Post Fines shewing that by reason of the Coronation and the late rebellion there are several allowances craved by the sheriffs now accounting which are extraordinary and not in the order of things commonly allowable by the Chancellor of the Exchequer; that the sheriffs do take upon them to pay themselves out of the Post Fines received by them although the same being in farm are not his Majesty's but belong to petitioners: therefore pray that the sheriffs be ordered to pay them all the moneys they receive by Post Fines without detaining same on pretence of disbursements which, if necessary, ought to be provided for otherwise. Reference Book III, p. 292.
Money warrant for 455l. to Charles, Visct. Lansdowne, for a quarter's ordinary 1685, Aug. 13, to Nov. 12, as Envoy Extraordinary to Spain. Money Book VI, p. 259. Order Book I, p. 96.
Appending certificate dated 1685, July 30, by Secretary the Earl of Sunderland that said Lansdowne departed the presence Wednesday, May 13, 1685, in order to that journey. (Money order dated Mar. 15 hereon.)
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Rochester to William Hewer, Treasurer for the late Garrison of Tangier, to continue payment quarterly in future of the following pensions, viz.: to several widows and orphans who came from Tangier, as authorised by the Treasury warrant of 1684, July 2; and 20l. per an. to Job Atkins: and as the said pensions have been paid from 1684, Christmas, to 1685, Christmas, the said payment is hereby to be allowed by the Auditors of Imprests. Money Book VI, p. 260.
Same by same to the Auditors of Imprests to allow in said Hewer's accounts 44l. 14s. 0d. paid by him as follows as royal bounty to several poor widows who came from Tangier, viz. 5l. to Ann Brenen in full of her pension of 2l. per an. (by Treasury authority dated 1684, June 24); 5l. to Mris. Thomas to enable her to bury her husband, late a Major of Tangier (by verbal direction); 2l. to Margaret Collins, being the first payment of her pension of 4l. (by Treasury authority dated 1685, April 6); 5l. to Dorothy Kiffe (by the like dated 1685, Nov. 20); 5l. each to Ellen Seeres, Margaret Bowden, and Isabella Ramsay (by the like dated 1685, Oct. 24) 6s. each to nine poor soldiers for two weeks' subsistence (by the like dated 1685, April 7); 10l. to William Horne for 1¼ years' arrears to 1685, Sept. 29, on his pension of 8l. per an. (by the like dated 1685, Nov. 21). Ibid, p. 261.
Same by same to said Hewer to pay 30l. to Ensign Mortimar in full of quarters and all demands for disbursements in the repairs of quarter assigned to him by the Earl of Inchiquin and Sir Palmes Fairborne at Tangier: same being allowed by the King on said Hewer's report of Feb. 8 last. Ibid.
Mar. 13. Money warrant for 330l. to Brook Bridges and Thomas Done for passing the following accounts, viz.: Mr. Bertie's account of 124,818l. 7s. 4d. [of French money] received [by him] of Mr. Chiffinch and Visct. Ranelagh; Mr. Lytcot's account of Prizes in the last Dutch war; the Earl of Inchiquin's account as Governor of Tangier; the like accounts of Sir Palmes Fairborne, Col. Sackville and Col. Kirke; Mr. Squibb's account of the redemption of captives; Visct. Lumley's account for buying horses for the Queen Dowager; the like accounts of Mr. Chetwynd and Mr. Griffith; Mr. Canham's account of the Law duty; Sir Robert Holmes's account for repairing fortifications in the Isle of Wight; Sir Dennis Gawden and partners' account as Victuallers of Tangier; the like account of Mr. Sturt, the succeeding Victualler of Tangier 1678, Sept. 29, to 1683–4, Feb., and his interest accounts for same time. (Money order dated Mar. 16 hereon.) Money Book VI, p. 262. Order Book I, p. 97.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Treasurer's Remembrancer etc., to forbear process against Sir William Kenrick of Whitley, co. Berks, for the 1,095l. fee for the baronetcy conferred on him by Charles II. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 238.
Same by same to the King's Remembrancer to forbear process against Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Josia Child and Benjamin Gawden, esq., for not passing their accounts of the Victualling of the Navy for the years 1672 and 1673. Ibid, p. 239.
Mar. 15. Same by same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney to employ Richard Cox as Receiver General of Hearthmoney loco Mr. Aubrey. Ibid, pp. 238, 239.
Thomas Price as a same in South Wales loco Mr. Probert, who has by no means answered the expectation conceived of him, his surveys being ill made, the books not well answered, the money very slowly collected and the charges in collecting exceeding great and the whole business in worse order than any other part of England, his accounts very confused and very suspicious alterations made in his books by one of his clerks.
Approval by same of the following instructions to the Receivers General and Collectors of Hearthmoney. The Hearthmoney Commissioners are to see them printed and executed. Ibid, pp. 240–2.
Prefixing: (a) said instructions. (1) The Receivers General to take the total of the pages, names, number of Hearths, arrears and surcharges of the books they deliver out and keep said details in a special book. (2) They shall take receipts of collectors for all books delivered to such collectors and that without any [fee or] reward. (3) No new half year's books to be delivered to any collector till he has cleared his books, paid in his whole money and adjusted his receipts for the former half year. (4) The time of delivery of the books and of their receiving back is to be noted by the Receiver General upon each book. (5) He is to sign with the collector, the receipt [of money] upon each respective book with the date: and the receipt is to be written in the book itself, not in the Abstract paper. (6) Every collector is to inspect the precedent collector's receipts and if the arrears charged appear to be received by him [the predecessor]the collector is to surcharge him therewith, "observing and entering the date of that acquittance against the charge for arrears in the blank place of the folio." (7) All houses or chimneys that are building are to be taken notice of by the collectors and entered; but where a hearth has continued unlaid for more than one half year and is charged for a hearth, the collector is to give answer in the blank place in the folio. (8) In houses containing no more than two chimneys when the inhabitants pretend exemption by reason of poverty or of any certificate the collector is to diligently enquire whether the inhabitant be the owner and if so [the collector is] not to receive the duty, or whether he rent it and if so then to enquire the name and address of the landlord and the date of occupancy "and if let since the year 1663, they are to recover the duty on the landlord." (9) The collector is to return the name and address of the landlord of any house divided into several dwellings where the tenants claim exemption by reason of poverty; and likewise the name of the tenant and date of occupancy. (10) Where any house stands empty the collectors are to return the landlord's name and address and of the last tenant and the date of his leaving. (11) All surcharges are to be recovered of the collector the next half year if possible and the money due to the King to be returned into the [Hearthmoney] Office [at London]. (12) They [the collectors] are to take nothing for forfeitures upon concealments unless where adjudged by a Justice of Peace. (13) Upon every arrear returned the collector is to set down a sufficient reason why it is not recovered. (14) The collectors are to see that their books be duly parished. (15) Whenever they find a house with a wrong [tenant's] name they are to immediately enter the name of the present possession. (16) The returns are to be made according to the several articles in the abstract paper and all answers clearly entered in the books according to the heads of the articles. (17) The collector in his return is to carefully distinguish between an increase and a discovery and nothing is to be allowed to be a discovery but upon oath [that] such chimney had been erected and laid above two years and where three half years' [arrears of duty] are brought in. (18) The collectors with the respective constables, tithingmen or other officers are to certify in distinct papers the increases and decreases of all hearths within their collection and deliver such certificates to the Receiver General who is to deliver same to the respective Clerks of the Peace to be by them returned into the Exchequer. (19) No collector is to distrain upon a person receiving alms by reason of his poverty, though living in a house of his own worth above 20s. per an. provided there be not more than two chimneys in such house.
Mar. 15. Report by Treasurer Rochester to the King on the petition of Maurice Flynn late Ayde Major at Tangier ut supra, pp. 23, 370–1. According to Mr. Hewer's report thereon petitioner was by commission dated 1678, June 28, from the Earl of Inchiquin appointed Aide Major to Capt. White, who was then Town Major "upon his late Majesty's conferring on him a Company in the Tangier garrison." He was to receive 5s. out of the 10s. a day allowed on the establishment for a town major. It is certified by the Earl of Inchiquin, Col. Dungan and Col. Sackville that Flynn behaved himself therein with great diligence and ability and he received said allowance under their governorships. As to his dismissal in 1682, April, by Col. Kirke it appears that on Capt. White's death Col. Kirke appointed Capt. Davies to be Town Major and afterwards Capt. Hope "the petitioner not being thought qualified by the said Colonel Kirke to hold either that place or a Lieutenant's employ then offered him by reason of his refusing to take the oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy." Both Lieut. Davies and Major Hope held double employments, the former as Lieutenant to 1683, April 1, and the latter as Lieutenant of a Company in England "and Town Major at Tangier from that time to the demolishing of the said place." It is therefore submitted to your Majesty whether any part of their 10s. a day should be paid to said Flynn. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 247.
Mar. 15. Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay 55l. 6s. 8d. to Thomas Bridgman, collector of duty on wool, hides etc., Ipswich port, for one year's fee to Christmas last: and dormant clause for same in future. (Henry Guy to said Kent, forwarding same.) Money Book VI, p. 263. Disposition Book IV, p. 153.
Money warrant for 10,000l. to Sir Robt. Vyner for divers gold and silver works [delivered by him into the Jewel House etc.] and disbursements by him made; as in part of 10,502l. 9s. 7d. which is for the following particulars, viz., 1,056l. 17s. 5d. for 162 oz. 14 dwt. 7 gr. of Crown gold in collars of the Order [of the Garter], Georges, Garters and other gold works curiously wrought and enamelled for his Majesty's store; 939l. 17s. 1d. for 1,994 oz. of gold plate curiously wrought and enchased; 5,668l. 17s. 1d. for 13,987 oz. 15 dwt. of white plate, great part curiously wrought and enchased for his Majesty's stores; 156l. 16s. 0d. for 32 oz. of gold plate given as fees at the Coronation; 2,183l. 11s. 8d. for 3,275 oz. 7 dwt. 12 gr. of gilt plate curiously wrought and enchased given to the King's and Queen's watermen; 461l. 10s. 4d. for new making, altering, repairing, gilding and engraving divers large quantities of his Majesty's store plate; 15l. for disbursements to the coffermaker and casemaker etc., 1685, April 11, to 1685–6, Jan. 11: all delivered into the Jewel House from 1685, April 11, to 1685–6, Mar. 5, as certified by Sir Gilbert Talbot. (Money order dated Mar. 17 hereon.) Money Book VI, p. 263. Order Book I, p. 99.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to Sir Gilbert Talbot, Master and Treasurer of the King's Jewels and Plate, to discharge the Duke of Grafton of the Earl of Arlington's plate, ut supra, p. 627. Money Book VI, p. 264.
Money warrant for 750l. to the Duke of Northumberland for 1684, June 24 quarter, on his pension. Ibid.
Same for 11,197l. 6s. 8d. to Henry Griffith; being 3,365l. 10s. 5d. for the remainder of an order dated 1684, Nov. 22; 3,738l. 14s. 0d. for the Stables for the usual expense and service of the Stables for the year 1684; 1,439l. 10s. 0d. for the livery clothing of the late King's servants and his Queen for same year; 1,512l. 5s. 10d. for disbursements for horses, hire of stage coaches etc. for said year; 541l. 4s. 6d. for Exchequer fees etc.; 100l. 1s. 11d. for several tradesmen for divers particulars from 1681, Christmas, to 1682, Lady day; 500l. for mourning for the late King's servants on his death. (Money order dated Mar. 20 hereon.) Ibid, p. 266. Order Book I, p. 110.
Mar. 15. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay to me Guy for secret service 300l. out of goods seized, and the 266l. 13s. 4d. lately paid into the Exchequer by the sheriff of Salop for a fine set upon William Leake. Disposition Book IV, p. 151.
Same to same to issue 100l. to Mris. Winifred Windham and 300l. to Capt. John Nevill, out of the following funds, viz.: 54l. 15s. 0½d. of goods seized, 208l. 14s. 8d. of the Letter Office money, 96l. 16s. 8d. of lands forfeited, 2l. 3s. 7½d. of any other disposable money in the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 153.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Sir Henry Bond 12 little pincushions and two muffs which belong to him, on payment of their appraised value of 3l., same having been seized near Chichester by Robert Tayer. The rest of the goods seized with them are to be detained till the owners consent to pay the appraised value. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 295.
Same to same to deliver to the French Ambassador a box of books now in the Custom House, London port. Ibid.
Same to same to send an officer to the house in Essex Buildings of Sir Charles Porter, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, to see them made up in order to their transport to Ireland, Customs free. Ibid.
Same to the Mint Commissioners to forthwith deliver to Mr. Graham, Keeper of the Privy Purse, 1,000 medals for the King's use in Healing, besides those already delivered. Ibid, p. 296.
Same to Sir Stephen Fox to report on (a) infra. Ibid, pp. 296–7.
Appending: (a) memorial to the King from Edward Carleton, Knight Harbinger. Your Majesty made me Knight Harbinger jointly with Mr. Dilks, commanding me to let Dilks be an equal sharer in all the profits of that place. I have waited last summer alone and done all the duties of the place. I applied to the Lord Chamberlain for an order for my wages and riding wages, but find there is nothing settled upon me nor is my name or office mentioned in any establishment of the Household, nor have I received one farthing as Knight Harbinger. Your Majesty also made me sole Gentleman Harbinger, there having been three in that office in the late King's reign. I have done the whole duty of the three, but am abridged of the riding wages and cut off 21l. per an. less than my predecessors. In consideration thereof your Majesty ordered that the pensions allowed to the Harbingers that were reduced should upon their death come to the Gentleman Harbinger and Yeomen Harbingers to compensate for their retrenchment. But upon the death of Mr. Evans, Gentleman Harbinger, the officers of the Greencloth have ordered that all the pensions of Harbingers shall descend to the three Yeomen Harbingers and exclude me, their superior, from all benefit of this. Sir Stephen Fox told me I had no right to it, but the yeomen to have all. If so their wages will be much better than mine. I am likewise abridged of the fees due to me for Homages and Installations which my predecessors received, but now the Yeomen Harbingers have them and exclude me and these Yeomen receive more than double fees of honour than what they did formerly. I therefore pray a determination what wages and riding wages shall be allowed to the Knight Harbinger (there being now two of us, though formerly but one); also what riding wages to me as the Gentleman Harbinger and to my assistant and what is to be the dividend of the Harbingers' pensions as they die; also that Sir Thomas Duppa be ordered to pay me my Homage fees and Installation fees "and whether the Yeomen Harbingers must receive any greater fees than formerly": also that my name and office be inserted in the establishment of the Household.
Mar. 15. Henry Guy to Mr. Packer. Send to the respective Auditors your accounts of the Works so far as you have paid, and for Winchester [the like, even] although they are not completed. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 297.
Same to Mr. Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber. William Sakins, one of the Falconers, has surrendered his allowance of 2s. a day and 13l. 13s. 9d. per an. in order to be paid a certain allowance on the establishment of the Chamber. Ibid.
Treasurer Rochester to the Duke of Beaufort, enclosing a report [missing] from the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney in the case of Mr. Probert, which I referred to them on your recommendation. Ibid.
Henry Guy to Mr. Blathwaite [Secretary at War] and Mr. Peirce [Surgeon General] enclosing the accounts [missing] of smart money awarded to the soldiers of the Duke of Grafton's Regiment who were wounded in the West. You are to compare same with the certificates of the Commander in Chief and the Surgeon General. You are to do the like for the wounded soldiers in the rest of the Regiments and Troops that were in the West. Ibid.
Treasurer Rochester to the Bishop of Winchester. You are to send in your account of the Tenths of your late diocese of Bath and Wells for the year 1684. Ibid.
Same to Lord Berkeley. Send in the account of the 1,000l. imprested to you for the repair of Nonsuch Park. Ibid, p. 298.
Same to Lord Jermyn to attend the despatch of the 400l. imprested to the late Earl of St. Albans for repairs and fortifications at Jersey. What did you say to me about the vouchers when you were last in town? Ibid.
Same to the Hamburg Company. I hear every day of great complaints of decay of trade of the woollen manufacture, occasioned, it is said, principally by the exportation of sheep, wool, woolfells etc., contrary to law. You know how many references I have made to you at several times upon petitions and proposals for preventing such exportations and how I have desired you to meet some members of several other Companies concerned in the woollen trade to propose some remedy. The Levant Company wrote me in April last that they had appointed some to meet you to consult hereon. But I hear nothing from you since. I desire you to seriously consider as to the remedies for so great a mischief. The King is at very considerable charge in keeping out two small vessels on this purpose only, and I am informed that several very considerable clothiers would voluntarily contribute a proportion upon every cloth exported (that might rise to a good sum) if they were satisfied in the methods to be used to prevent the said export of sheep, wool and woolfells. It seems to me it lies pretty close to your door to propose something effectual for so good a work. Ibid, p. 299.
Mar. 16. Henry Guy to Mr. Stephens. Are the Navy officers returned from paying Chatham and Sheerness Yards, and will they be ready to go this week to pay Portsmouth Yard? Out Letters (General) IX, p. 298.
Same to Mr. Tooker. Send the Auditor all your tallies etc., for your accounts for 1683 and 1684, as bailiff and receiver for several manors in Dorset, Somerset and Wilts, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall. You are to receive no more rents from the tenants till you have cleared your said accounts. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Evans to attend Treasurer Rochester next Thursday afternoon. Ibid.
Same to Visct. Preston, Master of the Great Wardrobe, to provide as in the following papers [missing] viz., furniture for Windsor Castle; necessaries for his Majesty's Maundy and Wardrobe of Robes for this year; a coat for Norroy; a coat for Mr. Ball, one of his Majesty's Heralds; a coat for Mr. Mawson, a Pursuivant; a coat for Garter. Ibid, p. 299.
Same to the Earl of Plymouth. The Lord Treasurer has acquainted the King with the good service performed by Lord Ward and Mr. Foley as in the letter which they sent you concerning the riot in co. Worcester to disturb the collection of the [Hearthmoney] duty on smiths' forges. Send them the enclosed letter of thanks. Ibid, p. 300.
Appending: said letter of thanks, dated Mar. 16, from Treasurer Rochester to Lord Ward for his care in preserving the peace. Enquire after and punish the rioters.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the Earl of Danby's warrant for the distribution of 12d. per £ among the Customs officers concerned in the receipt of the Coinage duty. Will it be for the King's service to make the like distribution now? Ibid.
Same to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Navy Treasurer] to report on the enclosed two petitions [missing] of the superannuated masters of ships and the poor superannuated officers of the Navy. Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. Hasten your report on Mr. Taylor's proposal. Ibid.
Mar. 16. Henry Guy to Auditor Shales for a certificate what money remains in the hands of William Roberts, Receiver of the Honor and Castle of Windsor, according to his accounts. Out Letters (General) IX p. 301.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to attend Treasurer Rochester on Friday as you have fixed Thursday for the sale of the goods sent home [to England] on account of the Four and a Half per cent. duty. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Griffin [Treasurer of the Chamber]. William Clayton, one of the King's musicians, has surrendered his 66l. 2s. 6d. per an. payable in the Exchequer, in order to be paid a certain allowance on the establishment of your Office. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Clerk of the Pipe, for a grant to Sir Henry Palmer, bart., of the office of Steward of Wingham, co. Kent, during pleasure: with the yearly fee of 40s. . being the office granted to him 1665, April 4. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 232.
Same by same to the King's Remembrancer to forbear process against William Bowles, esq. [on his accounts as] Master of the Tents, Hales and Pavilions. Ibid, p. 239.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners to allow to William Carter a moiety of all forfeitures of wool and vessels transporting wool [which he shall seize] (both of those where the King has half the forfeiture and those where the forfeiture is wholly the King's by law): all for defraying his charge in prosecuting same. Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 121.
Same by same to same to make an allowance as follows to persons employed in preventing the transportation of wool for their encouragement: viz. a moiety of all wool seized and condemned as by the late King's proclamation and a moiety of the King's part of all vessels seized and a moiety of all forfeitures to be prosecuted in the Attorney General's name after the year elapsed: the King having by law a moiety of all wool seized and of the English vessels in which same is transported and the entire forfeiture of all foreign vessels transporting same "and also [? the entire forfeiture] of all such forfeitures as shall be prosecuted after a year elapsed." Ibid, p. 122.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge Hannah Billingsley, relict of John Billingsley, from all liability under the covenants of the indenture dated 1668, Aug. 18, made between the King and John Wadlow et al. for the collection of the first or 310,000l. Wine Act, to which indenture said John Billingsley was party with said Wadlow et al.: all in terms ut supra, pp. 603–4, and by reason that said Billingsley did not intermeddle in the receipt of the said money and left his widow with several children in a very poor condition. King's Warrant Book X, pp. 364–7. Warrants Early XXXIII, fo. 25a–26a.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Elizabeth Cornish of the estate of her late husband, Henry Cornish, late citizen and haberdasher of London, attainted for treason, viz.: as follows, a messuage or tenement of 17 acres in Bromley near Bow, late in the tenure of said Henry found to be of the value of 80l. per an. by inquisition before William Coryton and Aaron Pengry; six messuages in Nunns Court, in St. Stephens Coleman Street found by inquisition before Sir Thomas Jenner et al. and now or late in the tenures of Thomas Goddard, merchant, Mr. Bishop, Humphry Griffith, Anne Melbourne, John Perry; the closes of sizes detailed called Stanley, Woodyetts, Rugwood, Deane, Great Medley, Little Medley, Rushams, Cuttsmead, Ham, Coom's Plot, Coome Close, in West Dundred, and lands in the Westfield and Northfield of East Dundred in the parish of Chew Magna, co. Somerset, heretofore purchased by Robert Foley, deceased, of John Stibbons, deceased, and purchased by said Cornish from Robert Foley, of Stourbridge, co. Worcester, son of said Foley; a tenement adjoining Ruddock's Gate in Mells, co. Somerset, and a close near Beak's ground, land called Hill Mead, land in the Westfield of Mells called Little Holwell, another close in the same and lately enclosed by John Allen, alias Cornish, shooting upon a barn of Jacob Avery, deceased, all in Mells, co. Somerset; other lands in said Westfield and by Bristol way in Mells shooting up to Broadwell Head and at the upper end of Hollwell and East of Culverhay Corner and under Suddenhill and at Woodbridge, and in Crossey Mead, and all in the parish of Mells and purchased by Cornish from William Allen or Cornish: and all other said Cornish's estate seized 1683, May 30, at the time of the perpetration of his treason; all to hold to said Elizabeth and her heirs as of the manor of East Greenwich in free and common socage, but subject to the trust for payment of her late husband's debts. Further by indenture dated 1671, May 16, made between said Cornish of the one part and the Mayor, commonalty and citizens of London of the other as Governors of the Hospitals of Edw. VI of Christs, Bridewell and St. Thomas Apostle, the said Mayor etc. leased to said Cornish a new brick messuage built upon a plot part of the late Maidenhead Inn in Cateaton Street in St. Lawrence Jury, south of Blackwell hall and burnt in the fire of 1666, and the piece of land adjoined similarly levied 1671, Sept. 26. His interest herein is likewise hereby granted to his said widow and all other lands in London or elsewhere in England or Wales, of which he was possessed at the time of his attainder. Further by inquisitions taken 1685, Oct. 29, at the Court House in St. Clements Danes, and 1685, Nov. 3, at the Guildhall it was found that he was possessed of goods and chattels in his two houses at Bromley and in London to the amount respectively of 43l. 15s. 0d. and 149l. 9s. 6d.: and was entitled to sums detailed at length from divers creditors, to the value of 47,038l. 9s. 6d. (see supra, p. 472). All the said goods, chattels and debts are hereby granted to his said widow. But with proviso that all the above premises be liable to the satisfaction of said Henry Cornish's debts. King's Warrant Book X, pp. 367–382. Warrants Early XXXIII, fo. 26b–31b.
Appending: schedule of said debts owing by said Henry Cornish: (total, 36,867l. 9s. 9d.) (see supra, ibid. In the case of both these lists of debtors and creditors there are in the forms of the name occasional variations from the list on p. 472 supra).
Mar. 16. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to appoint John Branch to be circuiter or bailiff of Battles Walk alias Battles Bailiwick in Windsor Forest, with the ancient fee or salary payable out of the revenue of the Honor and Castle of Windsor, and also with 50l. per an. out of the Exchequer for provision of hay for the deer and for increase of wages as formerly allowed to John Hill, Ralph Maddison, Jeremiah Smith or any other his predecessors therein. all during pleasure and from 1684, Christmas: the year already due to 1685, Christmas, to be paid forthwith. King's Warrant Book X, p. 383.
Mar. 16. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 20l. per an. (instead of the former wage of 20 marks per an.) each to Robert Hanington, senr., Robert Hanington, junr., and Daniell Tyndall as underkeepers of the three red Deer Walks in the bailiwick of Finchampstead in Windsor Forest, viz. Sandhurst Walk, Bagshot Walk and Easthampstead Walk: to be payable half yearly from 1684, Christmas. The year's wages due to Christmas last is to be paid forthwith. King's Warrant Book X, p. 384.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to give power to Richard Price, gent., one of the five undersearchers of London port, to appoint a deputy; subject to Treasury approval of such deputy. Ibid, p. 305. Warrants Early XXXIII, fo. 33a.
Royal sign manual for 300l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of Feb. 25 last. (Money warrant dated Mar. 16 hereon. Money order dated Mar. 18 hereon.) King's Warrant Book X, p. 385. Money Book VI, p. 265. Order Book I, p. 95.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge Sir William Kenrick of Whitley, co. Berks, of the 1,095l. baronetcy fee due for the baronetcy conferred on his father, Sir William Kenrick, deceased. King's Warrant Book X, p. 385.
Same 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 Navy and Victualling. (Money warrant dated Mar. 27 hereon. Money order dated Mar. 27 hereon.) Ibid, p. 386. Money Book VI, p. 277. Order Book I, p. 100.
Authorisation under the royal sign manual to Henry Savile, esq., Keeper of Bushey Park at Hampton Court, to plough up about 60 acres of mossy and uneven ground in said Park for three years and to take the benefit of the crops thereof: John Fisher (who acts in the absence of the Surveyor General of Crown Lands) having reported that said ground lies chiefly on the north side of the house and gardens in said Park and has been formerly overrun with coneys which are now endeavoured to be destroyed in respect of their underfeeding the deer and rendering the ground dangerous to the riders: but that not above three crops of corn should be taken off same and the last crop be sown with clover or French corn and laid very smooth and rolled. King's Warrant Book X, pp. 386–7.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for an allowance as follows to Philip Packer in his account as Paymaster of the Works. There remains in said Packer's hands a tally dated 1677, Sept. 28, for 776l. 18s. 11½d. struck on the sale of fee farms and for the Works: but no fee farms are left for satisfaction thereof and said Packer has been charged therewith by imprest certificate by the Auditor of the Receipt wherefore he desires that same may be taken in and vacated. Further, Sir William Doyly, deceased, a late Teller, was ordered 1677, Sept. 25, to pay said Packer 400l. for the Works and Packer was charged with same by imprest certificate, but hereof Packer only received 200l. Further 1,500l. was paid 1678, Aug. 16, to Packer for the Works by levying three tallies on Nathaniel Whetham, late Receiver of Hearthmoney for co. Gloucester, whereon he has received no money. He is therefore hereby to be allowed the said sums of 776l. 18s. 11½d., 200l. and 1,500l., and the said tallies for 776l. 18s. 11½d. and 1,500l., are hereby to be delivered up and vacated. The 200l. part of said 400l. is hereby to be surcharged on the estate and sureties of said Doyly. Ibid, pp. 387–9.
Mar. 16. Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to Sir Joseph Seymour, Auditor for co. Northampton, to allow in account to Thomas Agar 299l. for the first 2,000l. of wood sales as follows, in Whittlewood and Salcey Forests, and also certain other sums unnamed; said Agar having craved allowance of sums amounting to 900l. 19s. 2d., being 554l. 12s. 5d. for disbursements in timber felled for raising 4,000l. in two years "directed to be paid into the Exchequer without any mention of the Earl of Arlington": and 255l. 12s. 5d. for the last 2,000l. "when it was known that the money was levied for the use of the said Earl." Of these three sums of 2,000l. each only the charges about the first as above are hereby to be allowed. Money Book VI, p. 265.
Money warrant for 3,000l. to William Thomas, Receiver and Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners: being for last Christmas quarter's allowance for said Band: to be satisfied out of any unappropriated money in the Receipt. (Money order dated Mar. 17 hereon.) Ibid, p. 265. Order Book I, p. 98.
Same for 200l. to Sir Charles Cotterell for one year to 1685, Christmas, on his fee as Master of the Ceremonies: being the first year since the King's accession. Money Book VI, p. 265.
Same for 40l. to Charles Bertie for one year to same date on his fee as Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance: being the first year ut supra. Ibid, p. 267.
Same for 100l. 7s. 6d. to Sir Roger Harsnett, kt., for one year to same date on his fee of 3s. a day and [board] allowance of 2s. 6d. a day: being the first year ut supra. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier to forthwith pay into the Exchequer all the money now in your hands arising by the Coinage Acts; and for the future to pay in that money from time to time forthwith upon the receipt of it. You are also to immediately satisfy two tallies for 250l. each struck on the Customs for Healing medals. Disposition Book IV, p. 153.
Same 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.: Ibid, pp. 154–5.
l. s. d.
[Out of the Customs.]
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers 800 0 0
to ditto for sea officers and bills in course
to ditto for paying tickets 1,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Fox, towards the arrears of the Forces 3,000 0 0
to Mr. Hewer for interest 860 18 8
to Sir Peter Apsley and Sir John Bathurst in part of their privy seal for debts due to the present King's servants when Duke of York 2,510 0 0
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 6,000 0 0
to Sir Benj. Bathurst for interest 487 14 1
to the Cofferer of the Household 3,000 0 0
Out of Hearthmoney.
to Sir William Villiers for the Stables 500 0 0
to Mr. Savile for repairs and work to be done at Bushey Park 200 0 0
Out of loans on the imposition on French linen etc.
to Mr. Fox [late Paymaster of the Forces] in further part of the arrears due to the Forces 9,000 0 0
(Henry Guy dated same to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; said paper including the above seven Customs items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following item [payable direct out of the Customs Office on tallies] viz., 4,000l. to Mr. Hewer in repayment of loan. Total disposition of the Customs, 13,570l. 18s. 8d.) (Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney enclosing the like paper of disposition of those revenues; said paper including for the Excise the above three Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following item [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz. 3,000l. for the bankers interest; total disposition of the Excise, 12,487l. 14s. 1d.: and for the Hearthmoney the above two Hearthmoney items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following item [payable direct out of the Hearthmoney Office on tallies], viz. 3,000l. to Mr. Duncomb in repayment of loan: total disposition of the Hearthmoney, 3,700l.)
Mar. 16. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to John Fisher of the petition of Anthony Tounshend, son and heir of Sir Robert Tounshend, deceased, for a new lease of Coventry Park, his said father having petitioned for same and obtained a reference thereon, but died before anything done. Reference Book III, p. 278.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Ditchfield, landwaiter, London port, praying to be freed from having to pay Mr. Turner 30l. per an. out of his salary "there being now a vacancy." Ibid, p. 285.
Same by same to the Warden and the Commissioners of the Mint of the petition of Henry Segar, praying for the place of William Taylor, assistant to the weigher and Teller of the Mint, who is suspended. Ibid.
Mar. 16. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Sir Robert Sawyer, Attorney General, of the petition of James Rudyard for a lease of a small messuage and two acres of land in the parish of Upton Gray, co. Southampton, in the tenure of one Frost, petitioner undertaking to make out the King's title at his own cost. Reference Book III, p. 285.
Same by same to John Fisher of the petition of Baldwyn Leighton, setting forth that the lands he has petitioned for are not in grant and have been concealed for many years past by James Hayes: that they lie in the parish of Bray and within Windsor Forest, so that they can have no relation to Clewer [? Park]: therefore prays a lease thereof. Ibid, p. 286.
Appending: note of the papers included in this reference; viz. the previous petition of Dec. 29 last supra, p. 501; Auditor Shales' report; a copy of an indenture.
Same by same to Sir Eliab Harvey of the petition of the Earl of Lindsey for the repair of his Majesty's house of Havering Le Bower, co. Essex, whereof petitioner has the custody, same being fallen into great decay by the great and sudden storms and rains that have happened lately. Ibid.
Same by same to William Hewer of the petition of Tho. Davenport, who served at Tangier 19 years; petitioner praying that the several sums due to him for meat, drink, washing and lodging from several persons may be stopped out of their pay. Ibid.
Same by same to George, Lord Dartmouth, of the petition of Phi. Lanion, master worker of the forts and fortifications at Plymouth, praying payment of the 1,800l. due to him for 15 years to 1684, Christmas, on his fee of 120l. per an. payable out of the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same by same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Gilbt. Frankland, who heard some treasonable words spoken at Shields and being bound to prosecute the offenders at Durham Assizes was forced to leave his ship in Yarmouth Road to the care of his mate and ride to Durham to do his duty and by leaving his ship to his mate she was cast away and petitioner, has lost his all: therefore prays consideration hereof. Ibid, p. 287.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Antho. Holzafell, who was picture drawer to his late Majesty for mending and repairing of pictures, he being prosecuted for his religion and having brought over several pictures and frames which are detained [by the Customs officers]: there fore praying restitution thereof, he making oath that they are his own. Annexed is a certificate of the late Earl of Arlington, attesting his admission into the late King's service. Ibid.
Same by same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney of the petition of Rich. Wilson for the place of Mr. Wood, who is to be removed, and that same be not given to one Gill. Ibid, p. 288.
Mar. 16. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to William Hewer of the petition of Susanna Baker, shewing that her husband was a serjeant in Capt. Guy's Company at Tangier and in Portugal, and has never received more than 50s. of the 21 months' pay due to him: therefore petitioner prays relief. Reference Book III, p. 288.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Geo. Webster, noontender [London port] for his son-in-law, William Knowles, to be admitted to his place, petitioner being disabled by a fall from a lighter so that he doubts he shall never be able to perform his duty again, being near 100 years of age, and said Knowles being willing to maintain petitioner and his wife during their lives. Ibid.
Same by same to Antho. Stephens of the petition of the executrix and poor children of Geo. Solby, his late Majesty's apothecary; petitioners praying some present supply they having nothing left for their subsistence but some Navy bills, amounting to 2,106l. 0s. 6d. Ibid.
Same by same to Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor General of the Works, of the petition of James Graham for a lease of a piece of ground in the present possession of Mr. Webb, Keeper of the King's Decoy, and lying between Dr. Barbon's new buildings and the wall of St. James's Park, being 30 to 40 feet broad by 500 feet long. Together with: notes of the papers annexed thereto, viz., Mr. Gunter's petition and report thereon dated 1685, Nov. 14; Mr. Vaughan's proposal and report thereon dated 1681–2, Mar. 15. Ibid.
Same by same to Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, of the petition of Tho. Haynes, Serjeant of the Chapel [Royal], praying payment of 30l. for washing the Chapel linen until June 24 last, "there being more than ordinary at the Coronation." The referee is to certify "whether the petitioner is inserted on the establishment of that Office [of the Chamber] for any allowance and for what use the same is." Ibid, p. 289.
Same by same to Visct. Preston of the petition of Arthur Magenis; petitioner shewing that in 1671 the late King granted him the place of Yeoman Tailor and Portitor of his Great Wardrobe, which he enjoyed till about the time of the Test [Act] and then he surrendered and took out another [patent for the same place] in trust in the name of Robt. Nott, but troubles afterwards increasing he went into France and now Nott refuses to pay petitioner the profits of said place: therefore prays an order to Nott to account with him. Ibid, p. 290.
Same by same to Col. Legg of the petition of Tho. Humphrys, ironmonger, and John Martyr, timber merchant; petitioners praying payment of 159l. 17s. 7½d. for timber and nails furnished by them for fencing the trees in St. James's Park and Hampton Court. Ibid.
Same by same to Rich. Graham, Phi. Burton and Edward Ange of the petition of Rowland Scudamore of Treworgan, co. Hereford, gent.; petitioner shewing that his father was sequestered for Charles I, lost 300l. per an. and 500l. stock; petitioner also did duty in a Troop of Gentlemen for Charles I, but being a Roman Catholic the same lands were again sequestered, and during 1679–1682, 40l. a year was levied thereon by the sheriffs and in 1682–3, [petitioner] was charged with 20l. a month for Recusancy: therefore prays restoration of said moneys, amounting to 160l. Ibid, p. 291.
Mar. 16. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to said Graham and Burton of the petition of Margery Vickers, widow of John Vickers, late of Reigate, co. Surrey; petitioner showing that in 1661, April 27, Visct. Monson acknowledged a statute staple in 200l. penalty for payment of 100l. owing by him to petitioner's husband; that some time afterwards Monson was convicted of high treason and that ever since his attainder the King has received the profits of said Viscount's estate which were then between 3,000l. and 4,000l. per an.: therefore petitioner prays relief being unable to support her poor children with bread. Reference Book III, p. 291.
Same by same to same of the petition of Mris. Henrietta Maria Rawley, petitioner shewing that St. Dunstan's Church in the West anciently belongs to the abbot's place at Bellow [sic], co. Sussex, being Crown land, that Mr. Grant who pretends an advowson has presented her son to that living, who has pulled down the vicarage house which was built by petitioner's ancestors and thereon has built two tenements and sold same: that there is a seat and two small chambers built by her ancestors who made use of them, paying a rent of 7s. per an.: that petitioner has paid said rent for two years but has not had the use of said seat or chambers: therefore prays order herein both for the King's interest and for her relief. Ibid, p. 292.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Barnett for a tidewaiter's place, London port, his father having been a tidesman 20 years. Ibid, p. 295.
Same by same to Sir Robt. Jefferies, kt., Lord Mayor of London, of the petition of Toby Humphrys and partners, general Rakers of the city of London; petitioners shewing that in 1679 they contracted with the then Mayor and commonalty of London for the cleansing and carrying away the soyle and dirt from said city and liberties for 11 years for the yearly sum of 3,600l.: that they were thereby obliged to provide great numbers of horses, carts and lighters for the daily carrying of the said soyle and in pursuance thereof they laid out 7,448l. and upwards in buying horses etc.: that soon after said agreement the King issued his quo warranto against the charter of said city and the same being by judgment of law sometime after vacated the then Mayor did refuse to pay petitioners any further the said annual sum: therefore pray speedy relief. Ibid.
Same by same to James Pearce, one of the King's chirurgeons, of the petition of James Wiely; petitioner shewing that he served long as chirurgeon to the garrison of Tangier and in the last expedition to the west against the rebels he lost his chest of medicaments valued at 30l.: therefore prays some allowance as has been usual in like cases. Ibid, p. 317.
Mar. 16. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney of the petition of Dame Katherine Soame, widow of Sir William Soame; petitioner shewing that one Bigsley, Receiver of Hearthmoney in Suffolk, got one Keble to be security for him, and petitioner's husband being indebted to Keble in 100l. bond "by that means Keble has issued an extent and seized petitioner's lands and goods into his Majesty's hands"; therefore prays that process may be discharged, petitioner having nothing to maintain herself and children. Reference Book III, p. 317.
Mar. 17. Henry Guy to Sir Sam. Astry to forthwith pay into the Exchequer Sir Rich. Newdigate's fine set on him in the King's Bench. Disposition Book IV, p. 154.
Mar. 18. Privy seal for passing as follows the accounts of Sir Richard Dutton as late Governor of Barbados ut supra, p. 611. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 187–9.
Mar. 19. Separate money warrants for 40l. to Henry St. George, kt., for one year to Christmas last on his fee as Clarenceux King of Arms; being the first year grown due since the King's accession. Money Book VI, pp. 274, 275, 276.
40l. to Sir Tho. St. George for same as late Norroy, now Garter Principal King at Arms.
20l. to Tho. Holford, gent., for same as Portcullis Pursuivant at Arms.
20l. to Henry Ball, esq., for same as late Rouge Croix Pursuivant, now Windsor Herald.
20l. to John Gibbon, gent., for same as Bluemantle Pursuivant at Arms.
20l. to Gregory King, gent., for same as Rouge Dragon Pursuivant at Arms.
26l. 13s. 4d. to Robt. Devenish, esq., for same as York Herald.
26l. 13s. 4d. to Francis Burghill, esq., for same as Somerset Herald.
26l. 13s. 4d. to Thomas May, esq., for same as Chester Herald.
26l. 13s. 4d. to Francis Sandford, esq., for same as Lancaster Herald.
26l. 13s. 4d. to John Dugdale, esq. (now Sir John Dugdale, kt., Norroy King at Arms) for same as late Windsor Herald.
26l. 13s. 4d. to Henry Dethick, esq., for same as Richmond Herald.
Henry Guy to the Earl of Mulgrave, enclosing a copy [missing] of Robt. Sheffeild's petition. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 301.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests, enclosing an account [missing] made by Robt. Cooper and Rich. Gibson of debts due to the King from several deputies for Sick and Wounded seamen in the last war with the Dutch. Certify the Lord Treasurer the proper way of recovering said money. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer for a certificate to what time the Earl of Peterborough is paid on his pension of 1,000l. per an. payable by the Treasurer of Tangier. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier for a certificate of what is due to Mr. Woolley for interest of money advanced by him for buying saltpetre. Ibid.
Mar. 19. Henry Guy to Mr. Fisher to report the true yearly value of Petersham Lodge in New [or Richmond] Park, co. Surrey, with the particulars thereof. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 301.
Same to Sir Nicho. Butler. Return your answer to the enclosed petition [missing] of Tho. Sorell. Ibid, p. 302.
Same to Mr. Stephens. Lady Kempthorn has represented that Lord Dartmouth has assigned to her his own half pay as Commander of the Royal Katherine, for her support and that she has only received four quarters thereon, leaving upwards of 500l. due. What were these four quarters? Ibid.
Deputation by Treasurer Rochester to Aldred Seaman, senr., gent., to be steward of the county [sic for courts] within the borough of Milverton, co. Somerset: to be exercised by himself or deputy: with the fee of 13s. 4d. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 230.
Mar. 20. Money warrant for 75l. to Cha. Gifford for 1685, Christmas quarter, on his annuity or pension. Money Book VI, p. 268.
Same for 20l. to Robt. Swan for same on same. (Money order dated Mar. 23 hereon.) Ibid, p. 268. Order Book I, p. 100.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Whitgrave for same on same. Money Book VI, p. 268.
Same for 25l. to John Rogers and Ann his wife for same on same: to be satisfied out of the First Fruits of the dioceses of York, Exeter, Lincoln, Winchester and Sarum. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay 366l. 16s. 8d. to Sir Edmund Turner for one year to Christmas last on his fee as Surveyor of the outports: and dormant clause for same in future: Turner to satisfy thereout the allowances to the [outports] officers for sending up their accounts. (Henry Guy to same to pay as above.) Ibid, p. 269. Disposition Book IV, p. 156.
Money warrant for 150l. to Sir Thomas Windham for last Christmas quarter on his annuity or pension. Money Book VI, p. 269.
Same for 100l. to Rachell and Frances Windham, daughters of Dame Anne Windham, for same on same. Ibid.
Same for 1,780l. 4s. 3d. to Arthur Herbert, esq., Gentleman and Master of the Robes, to pay for necessaries provided for the Coronation and other extraordinary services [in the Office of the Robes]. (Money order dated Mar. 22 hereon.) Ibid, p. 270. Order Book I, p. 100.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay 50l. to Amias Hext and Juliana his wife for last Christmas quarter on their respective annuities of 100l. each. Money Book VI, p. 270.
Same by same to the sheriffs of co. Somerset to pay 63l. 3s. 6½d. to Robt. Smith, late Mayor of Wells, co. Somerset, and Rich. Hole, Justice of Peace, ibid. for maintaining 217 prisoners which were rebels in the West, viz., 57 committed to the charge of Hole by the Earl of Feversham and Col. Berkly, and 160 committed to said Smith by Capt. Culliford; at the usual rate of 1½d. per day and for necessaries for the Guard. Ibid, pp. 2–701.
Mar. 20. Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to William Hewer to pay to the Earl of Peterborough 155l. 5s. 0d. which (with 24l. 15s. 0d. deducted for stores and workmanship expended on his house) is in full satisfaction for said house cast at the rate of four years' purchase allowed to others in like cases: it appearing from the report of the Commissioners appointed by Lord Dartmouth to adjust the accounts as to the propriety of any houses at Tangier that the corner house of Katharina Street next to Mr. Shere's, valued at 45l. per an., belonged to said Earl, but as it did not appear to them whether it was a fee simple or a lease they did not insert said house in their report; but said Earl having asserted upon his honour that same was given him by the late King when he was Governor of Tangier, but the warrant therefor is lost, of which his present Majesty is well satisfied. Money Book VI, p. 271.
Same by same to same to pay to abovesaid Earl 131l. 9s. 8d. in full satisfaction of 584 pieces of Eight 3 reis at 4s. 6d. each, being due to him for rent of a house of his taken up at Tangier for quartering several officers and soldiers as appears by an account adjusted by Col. Kirke, Governor of Tangier, the Comptroller and officers of the revenue [of the town of Tangier] and the Mayor of Tangier. Ibid, pp. 271–2.
Money warrant for 250l. to Mris. Jane Lane, now Lady Fisher, for last Christmas quarter on her annuity or pension. Ibid, p. 273.
Same for 50l. to Francis Reynolds for same on same. Ibid.
Same for 50l. to George Gunter, executor to Katherine Gunter, widow, for same on same granted to her for 21 years from 1669, Lady day. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to James Graham [Keeper of the Privy Purse] 750l. for Healing medals out of Customs money which will be paid into the Exchequer this morning. (Same to same undated to pay 250l. to same for same: out of Customs money now remaining in the Exchequer.) Disposition Book IV, p. 155.
[?] Same to same to pay 815l. 6s. 7½d. to Sir John Witham out of 1,200l. of Young's fine now remaining in the Exchequer. Ibid.
Mar. 20. Same to the Customs Commissioners returning their report [missing] on Mr. Ditchfeild's petition. You are to report whether the 30l. per an. which Mr. Ditchfeild pays to Mr. Turner and the 40l. per an. which Mr. Jennings pays to Mr. Hossan may not be paid out of the salaries of the two youngest landwaiters, thus leaving [Ditchfeild and Jennings] the entire salary of a landwaiter. You are also to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Alexander to be continued as a Clerk in the Customs Secretary's Office and on the enclosed copy [missing] of an order of the Treasury Lords dated 1671–2, Mar. 19, which directed an allowance of 10 per cent. where merchants had given security for the additional duty or new impost and should afterwards pay their money before the bonds became due. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 302.
Mar. 20. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, the goods (being all wearing apparel) of my Lord Spencer's goods arrived at Blackwall or Woolwich in the New African, John Hurlock commander. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 303.
Appending: note of said goods.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney. Mr. Rawson declines the office of collector of Excise for Hampshire because it is inconsistent with the business he is to do for his Majesty elsewhere. But when any chief place in the Excise or Hearthmoney falls vacant in co. Bucks you are to present said Rawson. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver the following pictures to Visct. Newport on payment of Custom. Ibid.
Appending: note from said Viscount praying for such delivery of some pictures arrived from Italy in the New African, Capt. Jno. Hurlock, from Leghorn, viz., one case containing seventeen pictures and one case containing five pictures.
Same to same to deliver to Signor Verrio a small quantity of gloves sent him as a present on the ship Lovingland from Leghorn directed to Thomas Manby "amongst a parcel of flowers and roots which are come over for the King's use." Ibid.
Same to same to deliver goods as follow to Mr. Bruno Talbot on payment of Custom. Ibid, p. 304.
Appending: bill of lading of said goods (being five cases, a chest of wine and a box of salsages) shipped at Leghorn by Jollife Colmore and Horsey on the Samuel and Henry, Roger Paxton, senr. master, Jan. 22 last: signed by William Halford purser.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to take bond from Visct. Grandison and Henry Howard, esq., for the payment in June next of the money due to the King from Andrew Barry. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the following paper. Ibid.
Appending: said paper. "The laws of trade enjoyning bonds to be taken for the growth of the Plantations to be transported and landed in England etc. as [namely] for a ship of 100 tons but 500l., above 100 tons but 1,000l., do not provide sufficiently against the fraud which may be used now in depriving his Majesty of the benefit of the last [additional] duty imposed [on tobacco, etc.]: as for instance the master has 100 of tobacco on board, for every ton is to pay 36l. or 40l. which to save he will forfeit his bond of 500l. and go to any other market than where he is obliged."
Same to the [Navy] Victuallers. Treasurer Rochester agrees with you in the dismission of Mr. Wivell your assistant. You are to do the duty yourselves and sink his salary. Ibid, p. 305.
Same to Mr. Nott to report on the enclosed abstract [missing] of money due to Francis Poyntz, deceased, arrasmaker to the King, for work done for the Wardrobe. Have any of these particulars been paid to Poyntz? (The like letter to the Auditors of Imprests.) Ibid.
Mar. 20. Henry Guy to Mr. Griffin [Treasurer of the Chamber]. William Poulton, one of the falconers, has surrendered his annuity of 50l. [payable in the Exchequer] in order to be paid a certain allowance settled for him in the establishment of your office. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 305.
Same to the Customs Cashier to advance 44l. to William Carter to be repaid out of his proportion of the seizures of wool "which is paid into the Exchequer and will be issued thence the next term." Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Treasurer's Remembrancer to forbear process against Jeoffry Grove, one of the sureties of Christopher Cooke. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 242.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe to raze the name of Richard Dyer from Henry Manaton's lease ut supra, p. 210. (Dyer being now dead) and to insert such other name as Mr. Manaton shall nominate, "provided he distinguish him so as he may be made certain"; and thereupon the said lease is hereby to pass and to bear date according to the warrant of 1685, June 4, supra, ibid.: all as by the certificate of the 9th inst. from John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor of Crown Lands. Ibid, p. 243.
Same by same to Mr. Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, for a particular of a house as follow with a view to a fresh lease thereof to Edward Seaward for 31 years from 1685, Sept. 29, at 5l. per an. rent and fine of 15l. Ibid, pp. 260–1.
Prefixing: report dated Feb. 15 last from John Fisher on said Seaward's petition for said lease. There were several (seven or eight) dwelling houses with little gardens to them built in the Castle Close at Exeter belonging to the Duchy of Cornwall a little before the Restoration of which the one in question was erected by Thomas Chudleigh, who had a lease thereof for 31 years from 1661, Lady day, "and he afterwards dying much indebted to his Majesty and other persons, Tho. Carew, esq. being engaged for him, had this lease assigned to him in part of his security." The lease was renewed to Carew in 1668, and petitioner bought of him in June following. These buildings in the Castle Close were an improvement of the Duchy revenue and this house and garden was valued by Sir Richard Prideaux at 13l. per an. in 1660, but afterwards at 12l. per an. by the Mayor and Aldermen of Exeter.