Entry Book: April 1686, 21-30

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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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April 1686, 21-30

April 21. (April 13.) Royal warrant to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, to pay (out of moneys that shall come to your hands for pay of the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces) the several pensions as follow, upon certificate from the Commissary General of the Musters or his deputy of his being satisfied of their being alive at the time when their respective payments fall due: to commence from Jan. 1 last (except where excepted) and to be paid by weekly or quarterly payments as is usual, during pleasure. King's Warrant Book X, pp. 405–7; XI, pp. 13–14.
Appending: an establishment of said pensions [payable on the army establishment].
l. s. d.
per an.
Michael Bellamy 36 10 0
Francis Byan (Byam) 60 0 0
Hum Coningsby 36 10 0
William Claypool 36 10 0
George Goldsborough 36 10 0
Charles Hammond 36 10 0
Warram Jemmett (Gemmett) 30 0 0
John Kirle 30 0 0
John Muty (Meuty) 36 10 0
William Pretty 60 0 0
Thom. Taylor 20 0 0
Ric. White 15 0 0
William Williams 30 0 0
Berkenhead Beaverly (Beverly) 36 10 0
Henry Farr 73 0 0
Robert Goldsborough 36 10 0
John Everard 27 7 6
James Hayes (Hays) 9 2 6
Rowland Brock 36 10 0
Sir Connell Ferrall 100 0 0
Nathaniell Hill 30 0 0
Charles the Moor (Charles Moore) 36 10 0
Harry Hooker 73 0 0
Sir William Van Colster 27 7 6
Thom. Honywood 40 0 0
Hen. (Simon) Heveningham 36 10 0
Terence Moloy 36 10 0
John Cavenagh 36 10 0
William Napper 36 10 0
Lodowick Howard 36 10 0
John Magnagh 36 10 0
William Owen 36 10 0
John Forsha 36 10 0
Phi. Barry 36 10 0
Tho. Bourk 18 5 0
Willm. Ridderly 27 7 6
Alexander Pearse 36 10 0
Thom. Gunter 30 0 0
Willm. Salwin 36 10 0
Henry Fenwick 36 10 0
Timo. Driscoll 27 7 6
—Green 27 7 6
Roger Hewett 32 0 0
Fran. Hammond 73 0 0
Hump. Okeover 36 10 0
Anthony Pollard 73 0 0
John Gwyn 73 0 0
Marmaduke Greenfeild 10 0 0
Symon Adam 27 7 6
Philip Bell 36 10 0
Elizabeth Mansfield 91 5 0
Wid[ow] Fox 20 0 0
Cornelius Mulriane (Mul Ryane) 36 10 0
Francis Smith 30 0 0
Edward Powell 73 0 0
Eneas Loyn 18 5 0
Dennis Gorman 36 10 0
Terrence Beoland 36 10 0
Thomas Nelson 27 7 6
Terence (Thomas) O'Bryan 36 10 0
William Wright 15 0 0
James Hyde 36 10 0
Steph. Hales, senr. 36 10 0
Thomas Brockhales 36 10 0
John Preres (Breres) 36 10 0
Leonard Blanchville 36 10 0
John Draycourt 36 10 0
Willm. Dullard 36 10 0
Ralph Errington 36 10 0
Ralph Haggerston 36 10 0
Edmd. Molineux 36 10 0
Robt. Newstead 36 10 0
Edwd. Wivell 36 10 0
John Hows 36 10 0
Tho. Stourton 54 15 0
Sheldon Napper 36 10 0
Jeoffry Palmer 9 2 6
Walter Forster 18 5 0
Willm. Palmer 73 0 0
Hum. Wharton 36 10 0
Thom. Smith 36 10 0
Andrew Wood 54 15 0
Henry Chapman 36 10 0
Daniel Barry 27 7 6
Willm. Holyday 9 2 6
John Sarason from 1685–6, Mar. 1 18 5 0
John Bertram from 1686, April 1 18 5 0
Ralph Mackay from 1686, April 1 18 5 0
Total £3,262 2 6
In the (incomplete) Mar. 13 from of this warrant the total is stated as 3,427l. 3s. 4d.
April 21. Royal letters patent constituting Sir Edward Atkins (one of the Barons of the Exchequer) to be Chief Baron of the Exchequer loco William Montagu. King's Warrant Book X, p. 424.
Same constituting Sir Henry Bedingfield (a Justice of the King's Bench) to be Lord Chief Justice of the said Bench. Ibid, p. 428.
Same constituting Sir Edward Lutwich a Justice of the same. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier to pay into the Exchequer 375l. for the Lord President of the Privy Council. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same to said Lord President for last Lady day quarter on his allowance and pension). Disposition Book IV, p. 168.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] for Hackney coaches. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 328.
April 22. Money warrant for 4,000l. to Treasurer Rochester for half a year's salary to Christmas last. (Money order dated April 22 hereon.) Money Book VI, p. 295. Order Book I, p. 105.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay 365l. to William Shaw for Treasurer Rochester's use, being for one year to Feb. 16 last on the ancient fee of 20s. a day payable to the Lord Treasurer of England out of the Customs. Money Book VI, p. 296.
Money warrant for 750l. to Francis Gwyn for half a year to Lady day last on his pension. (Money order dated April 22 hereon.) Ibid, p. 296. Order Book I, p. 105.
Same for 200l. to the executors of William, Lord Alington, 100l. thereof to complete 250l. for 1684, Lady day quarter, and 100l. in part of 1684, June 24 quarter, on his annuity of 1,000l. as Constable of the Tower of London. Money Book VI, p. 296.
Same for 300l. to Henry, Earl of Peterborough, for last Lady day quarter on his annuity or pension as Groom of the Stole and in that respect First Gentleman of the Bedchamber. (Money order dated April 23 hereon.) Ibid, p. 296. Order Book I, p. 107.
Same for 150l. each to the following for same quarter on same as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber: viz. Charles, Duke of Somerset (privy seal dated 1685, June 23); Henry, Duke of Beaufort (privy seal dated 1685, June 30); James, Earl of Ossary (privy seal dated 1685, June 30); James, Earl of Arran (privy seal dated 1685, July 23); Thomas, Earl of Ailesbury (privy seal dated 1685, Nov. 25); Henry Edward, Earl of Lichfield (privy seal dated 1685, June 30); Lewis, Earl of Feversham (privy seal dated 1685, July 31); John, Lord Churchill (privy seal dated 1685, July 8). (Money orders dated April 27 hereon for Somerset; April 23 for Ossory, Ailesbury, and Churchill; April 28 for Arran; April 30 for Feversham and Lichfield.) Money Book VI, p. 297. Order Book I, pp. 107–8.
April 22. Money warrant for 100l. each to the following for last Lady day quarter on their annuity or pension of 400l. as Grooms of the Bedchamber (all their privy seals being dated 1685, June 30): viz.: Heneage Finch, Francis Russell, Richd. Leueson, Oliver Nicholas, Henry Slingsby, James Griffin, James Fortrey and David Lloyd. (Money orders dated April 24 for said Griffin and Leueson; April 27 for Slingsby; April 26 for Russell; May 4 for Fortrey; May 5 for Finch, Nicholas and Lloyd.) Money Book VI, p. 297. Order Book I, pp. 108, 110, 111.
[?] Money order for 35l. for rewards as follows for one year to Lady day last [to the clerks and ministers of the Receipt of the Exchequer], viz. John Lowe, 7l.; Peter le Neve, 7l.; Samuel Langford, 5l.; John Taylor. 5l.; for attendance in vacation time about levying tallies, etc.: and 6l. to Edward Fleetwood, Clerk to William Wardour, for similar attendance about the Pells of Issues; and 5l. to Philip (Packer) and John Packer for their attendance for same time. Order Book I, p. 106.
April 22. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to advance 400l. to me [Guy] for secret service out of the loans on the linen duty Act. The warrants for the regular issue hereof shall be sent as soon as passed. Disposition Book IV, p. 169.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 5,000l. [of Customs money] into the Exchequer to-morrow for the Chest at Chatham. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to forthwith issue same to the Treasurer of the Navy for that service.) (Same to Mr. Stephens, [Cashier to the Navy Treasurer] apprising him hereof. Take care that the [Navy] pensioners be paid on the 28th of this month according to appointment.) Ibid.
Same to same to pay 2,778l. 10s. 8d. [of Customs money] into the Exchequer forthwith in part of 4,174l. 1s. 4½d. remaining in your hands of the receipts from the goods sold upon account of the Four and a Half per cent. duty from Barbados for the year ended at Christmas last. The said 2,778l. 10s. 8d. is to be issued to Sir D. Stapleton, Governor of the Leeward Islands, for the soldiers in the Leeward Islands. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same to Stapleton for one year due 1683, July 7, to the two Foot Companies in the Leeward Islands and as in further part of an order dated Nov. 7 last for 5,957l. 1s. 4d.) Ibid, pp. 169–70.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, unopened and Customs free, to Mr. Rowlands, one of the officers of the Queen's Robes, two hogsheads sent to her Majesty and arrived from Dunkirk in the Hope, William Read master. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 328.
[?] Same to same to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from William Carter concerning the exportation of wool. Treasurer Rochester thinks it very much for the King's service that enquiry be made into the several matters mentioned therein. Ibid.
April 22. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Visct. Preston goods as follow in order to their being seen by the Queen. Care will be taken that they be either returned or the Custom [paid] for them. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 329.
Appending: note of certain goods shipt at Calais on the ship — John Letherell master, being French wrought silk, gold and silver lace and ribbon, etc., the latter items being marked as prohibited. The total Customs (including aliens' duty) is 2,262l. 7s. 0½d.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The Victualling Commissioners have applied to Treasurer Rochester for their weekly money. It is intended that from Lady day last they be paid their weekly money out of the money ordered for carrying on the service of the Navy from said Lady day. Ibid.
Same to Nicholas Sugar. All the revenues of the Archbishop of York since the death of the Archbishop do belong to the King and must be carefully accounted for. You are not to pay away any of your receipts without the Lord Treasurer's direction. Send his lordship a perfect rental of the revenues of the archbishopric. Ibid, p. 330.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Auditor of the Receipt of the petition of Sir Tho. Dolman, kt., praying payment of the 1,062l. 10s. 0d. due to him at the surrender of his place of a Clerk of the Privy Council, being for 4¼ years' salary, which the late King (at Treasurer Rochester's request) promised should be speedily paid but his Majesty dying soon thereafter nothing was done. Reference Book III, p. 319.
Warrant by same to John Fisher [Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands] for a particular and ratal of the mansion house, yards and mill and Great and Little Parks of Chilesmore, near Coventry, with a view to a new lease thereof to Anthony Townshend at the former rent of 4l. per an. for the mansion house, mill and Great Park and 44s. per an. for the Little Park and without fine in consideration of the great costs of Sir Robert Townshend, petitioner's father, in recovering said premises [to the Crown] &c. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 280–1.
Prefixing: said Fisher's report on said Townshend's petition for same. The town of Coventry claimed the perpetuity in the premises by patent from Queen Elizabeth, but after long suits same was avoided "upon the case of his Majesty's title to the Duchy of Cornwall whereof the premises are parcel": Sir Robert Townshend [thereon] obtained separate leases of the premises from the late King, but same were joined together in one lease 1676, Aug. 1, with some small parcels of land adjoining the Little Park which [parcels] he was later enforced to allow to the town for 7s. per an., above the 44s. per an., for the better quieting the inhabitants and for the benefit of their poor. I cannot find that the premises were surveyed or sold by the usurpers, they being favourers of that city and so I presume they admitted their title thereto. The whole, as I have heard, is valued at about 200l. per an. above the reserve rents. Sir Robert Townshend's charges in the suits with the town were about 1,000l.: he laid out much money in repairing the mansion and being sent down to Coventry for the better securing of that town at the time of the late Duke of Monmouth's rebellion he sickened there and died. Petitioner is his son and heir. I advise a fine of 200l. for renewal, in regard of his father's said great charges; petitioner being to be still obliged to assign to the city of Coventry the Little Park and other parcels of land upon the like terms as they are now enjoyed.
April 23. Henry Guy to Mr. Hewer. You are to pay Eliza Pitcher a moiety of the debts claimed by her at Tangier; as proposed by you in your report on her petition. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 330.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of Recusants' money) 96l. 16s. 8d. to John Savage. Disposition Book IV, p. 170.
Same to same to issue (out of goods seized) 12l. 3s. 4d. to Mr. Welbeck and 200l. to Lady Price. Ibid.
Same to same to issue out of Post Office money 399l. 5s. 11d. to me [Guy] for secret service in part of my order for 694l. 5s. 11d. and further (as in completion of said order) the 250l. of Hearthmoney which was desired Mar. 30 last, supra, p. 677, to be issued to Lord Lucas is hereby to be also paid to me. (Entry struck through and cancelled.) Ibid, p. 171.
April 24. Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver the goods referred to in the enclosed petition [missing] of Monsieur John Chaigneau, on payment of Custom. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 330.
Same to same to report on the enclosed state [missing] of the coal trade presented to the King by Sir William Creagh. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer to pay James Gibbs the money due to him for his pay "when the arrears for that time shall come to be paid." Ibid, p. 331.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to William Hewer of the petition of Rich. Chalener for 36l. 1s. 3d. due to him for 19 months' pay as a trooper in Capt. Langston's Troop in the late garrison of Tangier. Reference Book III, p. 307.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Cha. Lock, deputy to Sir John Shaw, Surveyor of the Navigation Act; petitioner shewing that he seized the ship Violet of Yarmouth Mar. 31 last for not being navigated with three-fourths English mariners, but under order he consented to deliver the lading on payment of aliens' duty: desires leave to prosecute the master for swearing that all his mariners were English so as to avoid the seizure and the payment of aliens' duty. Ibid, p. 308.
Same by same to the Auditors of Imprests of their report dated April 1 inst. on Mr. Prettyman's case. The referees are to certify the certainty of the allegations mentioned in said report. Ibid.
Same by same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of James Verdon of Norwich, gent., shewing that before acting as undersheriff for co. Norfolk he preferred the late and present King's interest in all elections and at his own charges prosecuted the disloyal aldermen of Norwich, for which he was prosecuted, imprisoned and suffered many hardships; that in 1682 at his own charge he prosecuted Rich. Smith, Sir James Johnson et al. to conviction and is still 150l. out on that prosecution: that of his own knowledge and by certain information he knows that in the last five years in the shrievalties of Tho. Bransby, John Knivett, John Green, Henry Skelton and Sir Francis Guyborn, kt., there have been several sums levied and nichils returned and no money paid into the Exchequer and the sheriffs discharged [thereupon in their accounts]: therefore prays a grant thereof for his past services: said petition being referred from the King April 11 inst. Ibid, pp. 308–9.
April 24. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Western, esq., gunfounder, as by the reference thereof from the King of the 16th inst.; petitioner shewing that he has a considerable amount of rough ordnance on his hands and his licence for export thereof is expired; therefore prays a new licence for exporting iron guns to any prince or state in amity with his Majesty. Reference Book III, p. 309.
Appending: note of a paper [missing] from the said Commissioners about exporting iron guns at 5s. per ton [duty].
[?] Same by same to same of the petition of Phi. Fowler, shewing that his ship was seized by one Lock, a discoverer [informer] after his crew was examined and due entry made of his ship in the Custom House "the said Mr. Lock finding that one of the petitioner's crew was a Scotch man pretends that he is not a free born subject within the rules for the Act of Navigation". therefore prays a discharge of said seizure to prevent his ruin. Ibid, p. 310.
April 24. Same by same to same of the petition of Hen. Vaughan for a coastwaiter's place [London port] loco one Golding, removed to be landwaiter. Ibid.
Same by same to Cha. Toll, Cha. Twitty, William Lowndes, Tho. Townsend and Humphry Dove, of the petition of Tho. Coleman, deputy clerk of the cheque to the Yeomen of the Guard, showing that of the first quarter's pay ordered for the said Guard since the late King's death "those that received [thereof] signed to a bye book upon account and not placed to any certain quarter by reason of which seven men's pay remains unpaid and one corporal," which was occasioned by death and changes of place: that the late King's arrears [of pay due to said Yeomen] determine at Christmas, 1684, according to the account given him and the establishment of Mr. Griffin's office commences from 1685, Lady day: that if the quarter from 1684, Christmas, to 1685, Lady day, be placed [on some fund] there will be just one whole year [unpaid to said Yeomen] upon the late King's account: therefore prays an order to Mr. Griffin for the placing of said order [sic for quarter]. Ibid.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Dowey Hobbs, master of the ship Prince William from Friesland, shewing that for divers years past he has brought over live birds for the late King and in the hold of his ship always brought slit boards for the birds to walk on; that on arriving [lately] at London with pann tiles and 1,000 slit boards (the season of the year not allowing birds) his ship is seized by Rawleigh Radford, a tidesurveyor, London; prays a discharge because of his ignorance and that in May next he is to bring over birds for the King. Ibid, p. 311.
April 24. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Geo. Solby, the late King's sworn apothecary, shewing that he had a reference lately upon some Navy bills due to him "which bills and reference were surreptitiously gotten out of the hands of Mr. Langford by a person that had no propriety or right therein, but only maliciously to prevent and withhold from your petitioners their just pretensions," the said person having now absconded: therefore prays an order to the Navy Commissioners to renew said bills according to the entries in their books. Reference Book III, p. 311.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Henry Keates for a landwaiter's place, London port loco Sam. Nobbs, who is willing to resign, petitioner having served two years at Barking, but not having his health there. Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of John Fitzherbert, Customer of Bristol port, and Sir Cornwall Bradshaw, Comptroller ibid, praying to be eased of the trouble of sending up the coast bonds twice a year and to be permitted to return them once a year only according to their oaths and ancient custom. Ibid, p. 312.
Same by same to William Hewer of the petition of Joane Scott, praying that 14l. 9s. 0d. due to her from several soldiers on Capt. Stradlin's and Capt. Savill's Companies of Foot for meat and drink etc. in their quarters may be stopped out of their pay in Mr. Hewer's hands. Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of Francis Gorman, late of Tangier, kinsman and executor of John White, late town major of Tangier, praying for the moneys due to said White from Col. Kirke and Capt. St. John to be similarly stopped in said Hewer's hands. Ibid.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Evans Jones for a place as watchman in fee in the Customs House [London]. Ibid.
Same by same to the Attorney General of the petition of Barbara Edolph for a lease of an estate of about 30l per an. in co. Kent, which she is able to discover as belonging to his Majesty; she proposing to be at the charge of recovering same. Ibid.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Green and Robt. Farrar, citizens and glass sellers of London, shewing that they sent to Holland for tiles for chimneys, not being able to furnish their shops with tiles here but that same (having arrived in the Thames Feb. 14 last) were seized by virtue of an order in Council dated Feb. 16 last; therefore pray a discharge thereof, seeing that same were sent for before the said order came forth. Ibid, pp. 312–3.
April 24. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robt. Mirfin for a tidesman's or landwaiter's place, he having served as such, but having got an extreme cold by lying on board at Liverpool, whereby he was incapacitated and has been out of employ 15 months. Reference Book III, p. 313.
Same by same to William Hewer of the petition of Eliz. Mortershed, widow, of Ralph Mortershed, for payment of 11l. 12s. 2½d. due to her late husband for his work at the Mould [Mole] and fortifications at Tangier. Ibid.
Same by same to Sir Rich. Haddock of the petition of John Barnes, seaman, and now prisoner in Whitechapel prison; shewing that he had a ticket for 36 months' service on the Tyger prize, "which [ticket] was put into the [Navy] Office; that the said ticket was taken out and is now in the custody of John Keave or John Allen, who will not part with it unless he yield to their unreasonable demands": therefore prays that they be ordered to bring said ticket into the Navy [Office] so that petitioner may have his money and not perish. Ibid.
Same by same to Tho. Agar, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, of the petition of John Legg, esq., for repairs in Wychwood Forest; petitioner shewing that the fences to every lodge are so destroyed that the deer break in. Ibid, p. 314.
Same by same to the Wine Licence Commissioners of the petition of William Zouch, shewing that his grandfather, Dr. William Zouch, was sequestered for loyalty and his father was condemned to be hanged in the rising at Salisbury; therefore prays a grant of the place of Rich. Cleve, deceased, late clerk in the Wine Licence Office. Ibid.
Same by same to William Blathwayte of the petition of Lord Colepeper: petitioner shewing that Col. Nathl. Bacon, auditor of Virginia, refused to reimburse him [by allowance in account] 427l. 10s. 0d. paid by him to the soldiers taken into the King's pay (a good time after their being actually disbanded in obedience to the late King's orders from England) upon the extraordinary occasion of tobacco plant destroying in 1682 [same being so taken into pay] by the unanimous order of the Lieutenant Governor and whole Council of that Colony in petitioner's absence and without his privity till his arrival there some months after and then at their importunity continued by him, whereby the peace and quiet of the country then in apparent danger was established: further desiring allowance of 233l. 13s. 4d. for keeping up the said soldiers with building a shed, raising the flag and other occasions, for 14 months and 14 days after petitioner's coming from thence "and being turned out of his government on his arrival in England when there was almost three years' salary, being 6,000l., due to him remaining unpaid and near six months after the Lord Howard's arrival there": further that by particular direction of the Council in Virginia (upon pretence of the extraordinary hurricane and other emergent accidents of that year) and without petitioner's privity or consent and in his absence the said Auditor paid 322l. 3s. 8d. for the sloop there more than petitioner was allowed for here in England and beyond the charge petitioner appointed for same and said Auditor endeavours to place same to petitioner's account, whereby, if so done, petitioner instead of receiving 700l. in Virginia as by the late King's order of 1684. May 24. would be indebted 102l. 3s. 0d. to said Auditor: whereas in truth there is justly due to him 881l. 4s. 0d. besides interest and expenses about the same for which reasons he hath not sent the said [royal] letter to Virginia, but kept it here in his own hands": further that there was a parcel of about 583 deer skins exported contrary to law and forfeited in 1682. at the prosecution of the Assembly, and petitioner sold the King's interest therein to Thomas Batchelour and partners for 36l. 16s. 8d. which petitioner paid to said Col. Bacon and same is by him [Bacon] answered to the King in his account for 1683. and yet neither Batchelour nor partners have had same delivered to them either in specie or by security, by reason whereof they are very clamorous and troublesome to petitioner: further that there are divers arrears of quit rents, escheats and profits received by several former sheriffs and officers and remaining in their hands but which belong to petitioner and reserved to him by his deed of assignment [of his rights in Virginia to the King] of 1684, May 24, as also several bills given for escheats for which patents are not granted in due form, as also several debts owing to petitioner from several persons, particularly 20l. from Adam Keeling. 15l. and 23 barrels of pork from Tho. Fenwick, 4,560lbs. of tobacco from Mr. Malchy Thruston, 20l. from Mr. Spratt and 20l. from Mr. Robinson, for all which he took security in the King's name whilst Governor of Virginia, but cannot now sue for same but by the King's direction: further that out of his great care for his government at his coming from there in June, 1683, he empowered Col. Nicho. Spencer, his Majesty's secretary there, to pay the soldiers (raised against the Indians by Act of Assembly) out of his own private estate if he [Spencer] and the Assembly should find it necessary, "who did accordingly pay them 98,000lbs. of tobacco and cask of petitioner, which though the Assembly called by the Lord Howard was so sensible of that they did in 1684 take care to repay yet he hath thereby not only lost the advantage of a great price and quick market by reason of the hurricane from above its present value and three years' time at the least, but finds himself at last extremely aggrieved by the late Act of Parliament imposing 3d. per lb. additional duty [on tobacco] from which he thinks he ought to be exempted, "as to this parcel of tobacco": lastly, that there are several arrears of fees and perquisites due to petitioner for clearing ships, [de]murage. ordinary licences, rent for Governor's land. tribute beaver and such like, which petitioner cannot sue for without the King's assistance: therefore prays justice in all these six particulars. Ibid, pp 314–6.
April 24. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Roger Whaley for a surveyor's place in the Excise Office, London port, petitioner having been a dry salter of good repute. but reduced by great losses in his trade. Reference Book III, p. 317.
April 24. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Trankmore, shewing that Mr. Sanson refuses to give him a report on an order of reference on his petition [supra, p. 670]. Reference Book III, p. 317.
Same by same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Sir Peter Rich, shewing that in Nov., 1683, the Navy Commissioners dealt with him for several Navy provisions upon the 30,000l. fund, that he applied to them for payment of 135l. 2s. 0d. due to him, but was answered that the Lord Treasurer had not assigned the [whole of said] 30,000l. by [a matter of] 2,200l. wherefore they could not pay him: prays consideration hereof. Ibid, p. 318.
Same by same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of William Richardson, master of Newgate Gaol, for payment of 170l. 5s. 0d. disbursed by him for the present King's immediate service. Ibid, p. 320.
Royal letters patent constituting Richard Heath (a sergeant at law) to be a Baron of the Exchequer. King's Warrant Book X, p. 424.
The like for Christopher Milton (a same) to be a same.
Money warrant for 10l. to Carola Roberts for half a year to Lady day last on her pension. (Henry Guy dated same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same out of Recusants' money in the Exchequer.) Money Book VI, p. 299. Disposition Book IV, p. 171.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to William Hewer to pay (when you have the money) to Capt. Robert Purcell his pay as Captain from date of his commission and all the pay of his Company in Col. Trelawney's Regiment of Foot at Tangier from the time Capt. Annesley left same; his commission being dated 1682–3, Mar. 1, though he appears to have not been mustered at Tangier at the head of said Company till 1683, Oct. 1, and it having all along been the usage of Tangier to pay the officers from the dates of their commission, and it appearing from the agreement between him and Capt. Maurice Annesley (who surrendered said Company and the profits thereof to him for a valuable consideration) that Purcell was to enjoy same from the time of Annesley's leaving the Company. Money Book VI, p. 300.
Money warrant for 10l. to Sir Charles Killegrew, kt. and bart., for one year to Christmas last on his fee or salary as Master of his Majesty's Revels and Masques. Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Sutton Oglethorpe for half a year to Christmas last on his salary as Master of his Majesty's Studs. Ibid, p. 301.
Same for 50l. to John Pottenger, Comptroller of the Pipe, for half a year to the end of the present Easter term on the reward for the service of him and his clerks in issuing process against Recusants on the 20l. per month and giving speedy despatch to the respective Receivers for the improvement of that revenue. (Money order dated April 27 hereon.) Ibid, p. 301. Order Book I, p. 107.
Same for 64l. 2s. 1d. to Sir John Osborn, bart., Treasurer's Remembrancer, for one year to Christmas last on his fee. Money Book VI, p. 301.
April 24. Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay 25l. to Thomas Doyly for last Lady day quarter on his annuity. Money Book VI, p. 301.
Money warrant for 25l. to Thomas Corbin for half a year to Lady day last on his salary as Surveyor General of Woods, Trent North. Ibid, p. 302.
Same for 75l. to Dr. Nicho. Gibbon for three quarters to Lady day last on his pension. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners to forthwith make out a bill of imprest for 5,000l. to the Governors of the Chest at Chatham so that the money may be distributed next Wednesday. Disposition Book IV, p. 170.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Treasurer Rochester for [half a year's] salary the following funds [all now in the Exchequer], viz. 283l. of the Cornwall Duchy moneys; 2,295l. 18s. 1d. of Wine Licence money: 431l. 5s. 9d. of King's Bench fines; 9l. 5s. 0½d. of Compositions in the Exchequer: 710l. 12s. 4d. of the Letter Office money; 270l. 4s. 4d. of Customs money in the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 171.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay Treasurer Rochester 375l. on his allowance of 20s. a day. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order of the King in Council as follows. Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 131.
Prefixing: said order dated Whitehall, April 9 inst. The King having been moved in Council for the freedom of 6 ships belonging to French Protestants who are come over and settled at Stonehouse in Devonshire, did order same accordingly, said ships being the King David of Port Louis in Brittany, 80 tons burden, and the Mary ketch late of Tremblade in France, 20 tons burden, both belonging to David Delacombe; the Hope late of Royan in France, 60 tons burden, and the Moses late of Royan, 24 tons burden, both belonging to Moses Guillott; the Judith late of Royan, 35 tons burden, Tho. Benoist owner; and the Two Brothers late of St. Martin in the Isle of Rhé, 25 tons burden, James Barbott owner.
April 26. Henry Guy to Mr. Herne to pay 2,500l. to the Earl of Ranelagh [Paymaster of the Forces] on account of the 30,000l. [ordered to be] returned from Ireland for the use of his Majesty's Forces here [in England]; [same to be] for the present month of April. Disposition Book IV, p. 174.
Same to Mr. Hall to examine the enclosed state [missing] of the debt due from the late Earl of Anglesea. What proceedings have been made therein? Out Letters (General) IX, p. 331.
Same to Mr. Hewer to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Richard Bonner, late of Tangier, butcher. If you find any money to be due to him you are to stop [from the soldiers' pay] so much as will satisfy him. Ibid.
[Same] to Sir Richard Middleton. You have not attended the Attorney General with the deeds and grants concerning concealed lands and encroachments in the manor of Denbigh belonging to the Crown together with Rithland Marsh in cos. Denbigh and Flint. Carry them to him at once. Ibid.
April 27. Money warrant for 375l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton, in further part of 1683, Michaelmas quarter, on his annuity or pension of 3,000l. per an. on the Excise; on which quarter there has already been paid 325l. Money Book VI, p. 302.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to Brooke Bridges and Thomas Done, Auditors of Imprests, to allow 90l. to Henry Sidney in his account for the year ended 1681, Lady day, as late Gentleman and Master of the Robes to the late King, being for allowances constantly made by the Lord Treasurer, viz. 30l. for the rent of rooms employed to keep his Majesty's robes and apparel, 50l. for Exchequer fees on receipt of the annual 5,000l. (for the Robes), 10l. to the Clerk of the Robes for preparing the yearly book of accompt. Ibid, p. 303.
Same by same to the King's Remembrancer to forbear process against William, Lord Widdrington, and Ralph Widdrington, executors of William, late Lord Widdrington, on said late Lord's accounts as Governor of Berwick. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 282.
April 28. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to report on the following. King's Warrant Book X, p. 408. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 334.
Appending: (a) letter from William Blathwayte to Henry Guy, dated Council Chamber April 21 inst. The Committee for Trade and Plantations are informed by letter from Col. Coney, Lieut. Governor of the Bermudas, that two of the King's slaves in that island were taken up at sea and brought into England by Christopher Potter, master of the pink John and Samuel. The Customs Commissioners are to be desired to recover them from him for the King's use. (b) Same from same to same dated same. The above Board have received a letter from Col. Molesworth, Lieut. Governor of Jamaica, with proposals for erecting a cotton manufacture in that island. The Customs Commissioners' opinion is desired thereon.
Same to Mr. Fillingham et al. to report on the petition of Lord Widrington and Col. Widrington, ut supra, p. 692. King's Warrant Book X, p. 408.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Customs and Excise and other branches of the revenue directed to be this day paid into the Exchequer, viz.: Disposition Book IV, pp. 174, 175.
Out of the Customs. l.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for sea officers and bills in course 400
to ditto for stores served in on credit of the [Navy's] weekly money 1,000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 1,000
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 6,000
to the Cofferer of the Household 2,000
Out of the new imposition on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the year's service thereof beginning Lady day last 7,000
to ditto towards building two storehouses, one at Chatham and one at Portsmouth 2,000
Out of loans on the linen duty Act.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 6,000
(Same dated same to the Customs Commissioners to pay 2,400l. into the Exchequer to-day to meet the above three Customs items and further to pay [direct out of the Customs Office] 2,349l. 16s. 10d. in full of the last Lady day quarter's salary bill [of the Customs. London port].)
(Same dated same to the Excise Commissioners inclosing the paper of the disposition of the Excise cash for the present week: said paper including the above two Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following item [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies]. viz. 3,155l. for the Excise officers [salary bill] for last Christmas quarter.)
(Same dated same to Mr. Duncombe to the above effect.)
April 28. Henry Guy to Mr. Fillingham et al. to report on the enclosed petition [missing, see supra, p. 692] of Lord Widrington and Col. Widrington. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 339.
April 29. Royal warrant [to the Clerk of the Signet] for a privy seal for payment to Samuel Williams (late Receiver for co. Southampton of the Twelve Months' part of the Eighteen Months Assessment) of 4,340l. without account, he having assigned to Sir George Wharton (late Treasurer of the Ordnance) said sum for the service of the fortifications at Portsmouth being payable on an order No. 981 registered on the last Six Months' Assessment. The said order is hereby to be registered on and made payable out of the said Twelve Months' part of the said Eighteen Months Assessment. Williams is first to pay into the Exchequer 5,140l. which remains due from him to the King on account of said Assessment. (Money warrant dated 1686, Nov. 8, hereon for 4,340l. accordingly. This money warrant quotes the privy seal as dated 1686, May 12. Money order dated Nov. 29 hereon.) King's Warrant Book X, p. 409. Money Book VI, p. 426. Order Book I, p. 161.
Same to the Attorney General for a same to discharge the baronetcy fee of 1,095l. due to Charles II from Sir William Barker of Bockinghall, co. Essex. (Treasurer Rochester's warrant dated May 15 hereon to the Receipt accordingly.) King's Warrant Book X, p. 410. Money Book VI, p. 313.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for same for payment to the Treasurer of the Chamber of 47,335l. 1s. 11¾d. out of the imposition on tobacco and sugars: same to be as imprest to pay arrears of wages, fees, salaries and allowances due at or before 1684, Christmas, in the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber to the servants of Charles II and still remaining unsatisfied same to be so applied by him in accordance with such warrants or orders as he shall receive from the Lord Treasurer. King's Warrant Book X, p. 410.
Five separate royal sign manuals for respectively 949l. 5s. 11d. 400l., 375l., 420l. and 1,000l. to Henry Guy. for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of April 14 inst. (Five separate money warrants dated May 1 hereon. Five separate money orders dated May 1 hereon.) Ibid, p. 411. Money Book VI, p. 304. Order I, p. 109.
Money warrant for 360l. to Robt., Visct. Teviot, Robt. Phillips and John Evelyn, Commissioners of the Privy Seal for last Lady day quarter's allowance in lieu of diet. (Money order dated April 30 hereon.) Money Book VI, p. 303 Order Book I, p. 109.
April 29. Money warrant for 22l. 2s. 6d. each to Benjamin Coling and Nathaniell Cox for half a year to Lady day last on their allowance of 2s. 6d. a day each as Keepers of the Council Chamber. Money Book VI, p. 303.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay Sir Richard Temple 600l. for two quarters to Lady day last on his annuity, as by the privy seal of the 28th inst. Ibid, p. 304.
Same dormant by same [to same] to pay the Auditors of Imprests 510l. per an. for passing the accounts of the Customs, there having been annually allowed to them and their clerks said sum [being 210l. per an.] for the cash account and 300l. for the general account of the customs. (Henry Guy dated April 29 to same to so pay same.) Ibid, p. 306. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 335.
Henry Guy to Mr. Stephens for an estimate how much money will pay off the Pearl to Mar. 25 last. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 331.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed patent [missing] of Mr. Neale as Master and Worker of the Mint. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton to report on (a) infra. Ibid, p. 332.
Appending: (a) undated letter from Jo. Seymour to Treasurer Rochester. The recognizances which were granted me out of co. Gloucester are not above half estreated into the Exchequer by reason of some gratuity received or other indirect dealing of the then undersheriff, there being not above 80l. or 100l. levied and now in the undersheriff's hands.
Same to Mr. Burton to send out process against the persons of whom Mr. Cooper will give you a list, being persons whose accounts have been stated by said Cooper for moneys by them received for Sick and Wounded seamen in the last war against the Dutch. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte. Send me forthwith Sir Richard Dutton's letter to the Lord Treasurer which you took from here [the Treasury Chambers]. Ibid.
Same to Capt. Langston to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of James Levingston, late a Trooper in your Troop in Tangier garrison, concerning the arrears of pay due to him. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Patrick Lamb, his Majesty's Master Cook, of a house erected by him within the circuit of Whitehall Palace in the place or yard called the Pastry Yard in the parish of St. Martin's in the Fields. The lease to be for 31 years at a rent of 6s. 8d. per an.; with a clause for reassumption by the Crown on payment of 600l. which said Lamb has expended in building. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 282–4.
Prefixing: constat and ratal of the premises by John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands. The premises contain 32 feet east to west and 36 feet north to south. It is a fair brick house lately built, three stories high and three rooms per floor: it faces northward on the Backyard in Whitehall and joins the King's Pastry Rooms towards the west and the Scullery on the east and the Queen's Kitchen on the south. The rooms adjoining belonging to the King's Pastry as well those anciently built as those lately erected and added thereto are not to be included in this grant, but are to be reserved for the use of the Pastry Office as they have formerly been.
April 29. Report by Treasurer Rochester to the King on the petition of Nicholas Yeates (Yates). Petitioner sets forth that he formerly represented to Charles II that his father Francis Yeates was equally instrumental with the Pendrells in his preservation at Boscobel and White Ladies and in several other instances particularly mentioned, but died within a few days after Col. Carlos had sent for him upon the Restoration to partake with them [the Pendrells] of the King's bounty and so he left petitioner, his son, unprovided for. Said petition was referred to the late Treasury Lords in Dec., 1684, but no proceedings were had thereon in consequence of the late King's death soon after. Petitioner now prays a pension. I have seen a certificate signed by Col. W. Carlos, Sir Richd. Astley and several of the Pendrells (viz. William, Hum[phry], George and Mary) stating that said Yates is the son of Francis Yates late of Longle Lawn and Margaret his wife, who were together with the Pendrells particularly instrumental in the King's escape as above and have never received any marks of favour since the Restoration. The truth hereof is also attested by Col. Charles Gifford. Besides several sums of royal bounty paid to the Pendrells, they had a grant in [June] 1675 (to Sir W. Wrotesley et al. in trust for them) of 100l. per an. for Mary Pendrell, etc. ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IV, pp. 757–9. The Elizabeth Yates mentioned in this said grant of June, 1675, was the wife of Francis Yates, who was unhappily taken and hanged by the rebels for having been the late King's guide from Worcester to White Ladies and was no relation to petitioner, whose mother's name was Margaret. Petitioner deserves a pension. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 284–5.
April 30. Henry Guy to the Hearthmoney Commissioners to pay 2,300l. of Hearthmoney into the Exchequer this day for one quarter to the Gentlemen and Grooms of the Bedchamber. (Same dated same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same accordingly.) Disposition Book IV, p. 175.
Same to the Attorney General. Mr. Slingsby having surrendered his patent as Master and Worker of the Mint, you are to consider by what authority the present Mint Commissioners must act till it be determined whether Mr. Neale's patent [thereof] in reversion be good or not, "they having hitherto acted by the rules and instructions contained in the indenture between his late Majesty and the said Mr. Slingsby." Out Letters (General) IX, p. 332.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to visit Mris. Rachell Windham's goods in order to their being transported to Holland, whither she is going, to be Maid of Honour to the Princess of Orange. Mris. Windham lodges at Mris. King's over against the King's Arms in St. Martin's Lane in St. Martin's in the Fields. Ibid, p. 333.
Appending: schedule of said goods directed to Mris. Windham at the Hague (including hampers for Mris. Cawson, Mris. Skelton, Mris. Casson and Mris. Howard).