Entry Book: June 1686, 16-20

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

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June 1686, 16-20

June 16. Money warrant for 10,000l. to Philip Packer as imprest for the Works and in part of the privy seal of June 9 inst. (Money order dated June 19 hereon.) Money Book VI, p. 330. Order Book I, p. 121.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the branches of the revenue directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.: Disposition Book IV, pp. 196–8. III, pp. 54–5.
l. s. d.
Out of the Customs.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for sea officers and bills in course 400 0 0
to ditto for stores served in on credit of the [Navy's] weekly money 1,000 0 0
to ditto for the Yards at Deptford and Woolwich for a quarter ended 1685, June 24 3,932 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 1,000 0 0
to Sir Peter Apsley and Sir Benj. Bathurst on account of the present King's servants when Duke [of York] 2,000 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 1,582 1 8
to Visct. Lansdown 455 0 0
to Sir William Trumball 455 0 0
to Sir Tho. Deerham in part of his arrears 1,500 0 0
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 2,000 0 0
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 8,000 0 0
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to Sir Stephen Fox on account of his privy seal 1,000 0 0
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 2,000 0 0
(Same dated same to the Customs Cashier forwarding the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week, said paper including the above 10 Customs items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following item [payable direct out of the Customs Office on tallies] viz. 1,167l. 18s. 9d. to Mr. Hewer in repayment of loan.) (Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney forwarding the like paper of disposition for those branches of the revenue; said paper including for the Excise the above single Excise item [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz. 2,000l. to the bankers for interest; 2,000l. to Sir Benj. Bathurst in [part] repayment of loan; 441l. to Mr. Toll in repayment of loan: and for the Hearthmoney the above two Hearthmoney items.)
June 16. Henry Guy to Sir Cornewall Bradshaw to pay 75l. to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney on a bill drawn on you by your brother. Disposition Book IV, p. 197.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me for secret service 1,000l. out of the money of the Queen Dowager's portion. The warrants for the regular issue thereof shall be sent as soon as passed. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the transport from Chester to Ireland, Customs free, of the goods of Col. Mac-Cartie. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 373.
Appending: schedule of said goods (plate, horses etc.).
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton. What have you done in Lord Ossulston's business; and likewise in the submission and surrender of Sir Saml. Dashwood and partners, which [paper] was given to Mr. Burton? Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to present William Bolitho to the Lord Treasurer for the [Customs] place lately held on the Islands of Scilly by Mr. Wharton and now void. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Strong to attend Treasurer Rochester to-morrow at the Treasury Chambers with all the papers of Mr. Pilkington. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed paper of Mr. Aldworth setting out that there can be no prejudice to the King for want of enrolment of the Queen Dowager's leases before the [Exchequer Court] Auditors. Ibid, p. 374.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Jennings as inspector of thread, linen and tape ships during the suspension of Benj. Herne. Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 140.
Reference by same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney of the petition of William Kitchenham, shewing that he was collector of Excise in Cornwall, Leicester and Cumberland for several years till he was laid aside with several others when the Excise Commissioners reduced the management: that he detected several concealments at Tunbridge Wells and in other parts of Kent and was thereupon appointed collector in the North Riding of Yorks: therefore prays to be made collector in Kent, he being thoroughly acquainted with all parts and persons thereof. (Henry Guy to same enclosing said petition.) Reference Book III, pp. 336–7. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 373.
Same by same to the Warden of the Mint and the Mint Commissioners of the petition of Henry Slingesby: petitioner shewing that by the annexed accompt [missing] which is an estimate of moneys due to him from the time of his suspension to the time of his surrender and by the reports from the Mint Commissioners and the Auditors [of Imprests] it appears that at 1684, Mar. 23, "there remained due to your petitioner his Majesty's debt of 4,958l. 7s. 3¼d. in arrear and the 8,632l. paid to the importers [of bullion to the Mint] 1,402l. 3s. 6¾d. besides the 224l. 4s. 0d. levied on the sale of his goods and paid into the Exchequer not then allowed him and besides the moneys imprested to the Warden by his Majesty's orders for repairs of the Mint of 2,157l. 0s. 8d. so certified which made in all due unto him 3,783l. 8s. 2¾d. since which time unto the 20th of May, 1686, the said Commissioners have not been called upon to deliver your Lordship their subsequent accompts of the salaries, allowances and profits by the petitioner's [Mint] indenture and for the two third parts of the salary and allowance devised to him by Blondeau's and Colborn's wills what they have amounted unto within the said time; which he humbly conceives they may do in less than half a day's time when directed by your Lordship: and but that your petitioner not knowing what the waste in making the assaies of the moneys nor the moiety of the officers' diet does amount unto which are appointed unto him to allow, your petitioner could not make his estimate so exact as otherwise he might have done, which they may quickly extract out of their books: the rest of their accounts will be soon made up, for the said Commissioners having recorded in the King's books [in the Mint] the totals of the weight of gold and silver moneys (a just extract of which your petitioner has from time to time taken) and there being as by their said former accounts reported and allowed unto your petitioner 2s. 6d. out of his 7s. for coinage of every pound weight of gold and 5½d. out of his 18d. for every pound weight of silver, his pension of 500l. and other salaries known by them the whole accompt of the moneys due unto him may in a very short time be made up and completed: therefore prays an order to said Comsioners to continue their said accounts from 1684, Mar. 25, to 1686, May 20, which may give the Lord Treasurer satisfaction concerning petitioner's claims and may induce his Lordship to imprest to petitioner such sums as may supply his present urgent occasions, being unhappily engaged in a trial at Cambridge this next assizes and other encumbrances. Reference Book III, pp. 337–8.
June 16. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Evans, master of the ketch Susanna of London, shewing that said ship arriving in London after a stormy voyage was seized by Capt. Charles Lock for not being manned according to the Act of Navigation, although caused by absolute necessity; petitioner and his family having nothing besides said ship for a livelihood. Reference Book III, p. 340.
Entry of the signature by same and Sir John Ernle, Chancellor of the Exchequer, of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Katherine Carey, spinster, of the manor, messuages and lands of William Coleman, outlaw, in co. Suffolk: at a rent of 2s. 4d. per an. and fine of 4s. 8d. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 302.
Report by Treasurer Rochester to the King on the petition of Michaell Haddon, petitioner setting forth that he is undertenant of the meadow ground called the Goswells, near Windsor, wherein 18 Companies of the King's soldiers under the Earl of Dumbarton and Sir Charles Littleton did exercise all last summer and wherein likewise 13 Companies of Foot Guards were encamped; whereby he lost the whole profit of said meadows, amounting to 60l. per an. and yet is forced to pay rent and taxes for same I am certified May 31 last by Mr. Blathwaite that 50l. may be a full compensation for the damages sustained that year by the Companies of the Royal Regiment and Prince's Regiment exercising there and the Foot Guards encamping there. Ibid, p. 304.
June 17. Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the King's Remembrancer etc. to forbear process until next Michaelmas term against Major Brett and partners, late Victuallers of the Navy. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 305.
Five royal sign manuals for respectively 500l., 687l. 17s. 8d., 1,855l., 1,450l., 667l. 16s. 7¼d. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of the 16th inst. (Five money warrants dated June 17 hereon. Five money orders dated June 17 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XI, p. 29. Money Book VI, p. 330. Order Book I, p. 120.
Money warrant for 1,950l., 1,150l. thereof to Sir Thomas Duppa and 850l., the residue thereof, to Sir Samuel Morland as by the privy seal of May 19 last, supra, pp. 735–6: said 1,950l. being due for 3¼ years to Lady day last on said Morland's two pensions of 400l. and 200l. per an. out of Tenths. Money Book VI, p. 330
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to Francis Dickens, Woodward of New Forest, to apply moneys in hand raised out of browsewood cut the last two Springs in said forest towards the 600l. due to the keepers of said forest for two years' wages to Lady day last and to sell windfalls in said forest (except those fit for the Navy) and to apply the proceeds thereof towards said wages according to the directions of the Lord Warden of said forest: an account of said sales to be rendered before the Auditor for co. Southampton within six months from date hereof. This warrant is first to be entered with [said] Auditor and in the Court Book at Lyndhurst. Ibid, p. 331.
Same by same to Brooke Bridges and Tho. Done, Auditors of Imprests, to allow in account to John Knight such sums as he and his father John Knight, deceased, have paid for goods, wares or provisions bought and provided or for work done for the Great Wardrobe in the year ended 1685, Sept. 29, upon bills signed by Marmaduke Darcy, George Benyon and Robert Phelips (all as by the privy seals of 1684, Oct. 30 [31] and Dec. 23 supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VII, pp. 1368–9, 1446, and the privy seal of 1684–5, Mar. 4, ut supra, ibid, Vol. VIII, pp. 20–1); and also such fees and allowances as have been heretofore allowed to the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer and the Auditors of Imprests for declaring the accounts of the Master of the Great Wardrobe: all by reason that some of the said goods, work etc. have been bought and provided and paid for either upon directions given by the Lord Treasurer or the late Treasury Lords, signified by Henry Guy, "which method of proceeding being not exactly agreeable to the letter of the privy seals before recited some doubt has arisen whether the Auditor" is sufficiently authorised to allow said payments; and the Lord Treasurer being very well satisfied that none of said goods etc. were provided etc. and work done etc. without the privity of himself or of the late Treasury Lords. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 306–7.
June 17. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Tyndale for admittance to the office of searcher, Bristol port, granted him by the late King in reversion of Sackville Graves and Oliver Williams, who are now both dead. Reference Book III, p. 338.
Same by same to same of the petition of Tho. Unday for a noontender's place in the Custom House [London port]. If qualified he is to be presented. Ibid, p. 339.
Same by same to Charles Toll, Charles Twitty, William Lowndes, Thomas Townsend and Humphry Dove of the petition of Thady Kennedy, one of the Grooms of the Great Chamber in Ordinary to the Queen Dowager; petitioner shewing that 291l. 2s. 0d. (292l. 2s. 0d.) is due to him for attendance but that he is informed an order has been made that none of the Queen Dowager's servants should receive any arrears due on their salaries except such as were actually in service at the time of the late King's death, "which the petitioner hopes will not extend to him in regard he was obliged to absent himself upon account of the [Popish] Plot." Ibid.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the memoire [missing] of the Dutch Ambassador concerning the vessel Junie Marie which was seized and praying for same to be discharged without cost: said petition being referred from the King. Ibid.
Memorandum: annexed was a certificate from the [Customs] officers of Plymouth and other certificates and affidavits as also several Dutch papers.
Same by same to same of the petition of Antho. Jackson for the place of surveyor at Selby in Hull port loco Nathaniell Spencer, removed: petitioner being left in a very low condition by the sufferings of his predecessors in the rebellion. Ibid.
Same by same to the Auditor for South Wales of the petition of Jeronima Progers, daughter of William Bawd of Walgrave, co. Northampton, praying a grant of the arrears due to the King from Bevis Lloyd, Receiver General of Crown Revenues in South Wales; petitioner's father having been a great sufferer in the usurpation and lost an estate of 700l. per an. Ibid, p. 350.
Same by same to the Warden of the Mint and the Mint Commissioners of the petition of the Countess Marischal, Visct. Grandison and Edward Villiers, shewing that Charles I granted to Lady Villiers 2d. per [lb.] tale on every pound Troy of silver coined in the Mint; that Charles II granted same to Lady Villiers for 21 years; that upon alteration in the Mint in 18 Car. II it was provided in the Coinage Act [18 and 19 Car. II, c. 5] that she should have 600l. per an. out of the [Coinage Duty] moneys leviable by that Act; and that by privy seal Charles II ordered payment of said 600l. per an. to her for the remainder of said term: therefore pray a privy seal for payment of the arrears and of said 600l. per an. for the remainder of [said] term. Ibid, p. 363.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Treasurer Rochester (as in further part of the 16,000l. granted to him out of Lord Grey's estate) the 850l. which is paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Burton out of the profits of said estate. Disposition Book IV, p. 198.
June 17. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to advance to me [Guy] 300l. for secret service out of the money of the Letter Office. The warrants for the regular issue thereof shall be sent as soon as passed. Disposition Book IV, p. 198.
Same to same to issue (out of the money of the imposition on wines and vinegar) 3,510l. to the Treasurer of the Navy to pay off the Mermaid to Mar. 25 last. Ibid.
Same to same to issue out of 503l. 13s. 6½d. of money of goods seized and 968l. 18s. 7d. of Letter Office money (making 1,472l. 12s. 7½d. in all) as follows, viz: Ibid, p. 199.
l. s. d.
to Sir John Heath 180 0 0
to the Lieutenant of the Tower of London 683 5 3
to the Duke of Newcastle 100 0 0
to Lord Dartmouth 50 0 0
to Mr. Sutton Oglethorp 100 0 0
to Mr. Corbyn 25 0 0
to [the] new church in St. James's 50 0 0
£1,185 5 3
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver a bear brought from Holland for Lord Spencer, Customs free. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 374.
Same to Jeremiah Hayes at Harwich. Bring to me the portmanteau in your possession which belonged to Oliver Hawley with papers and other things in it. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Duncomb [Excise Cashier] for a certificate how much has been paid to the bankers or their assigns for the quarter's interest last stricken for them. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The two vessels that were appointed to prevent the exportation of wool are unserviceable. Why were they not put in better repair? You are also to take notice that some papers of the French ambassador were sent you from the Treasury Chambers to which no answer has yet been returned [by you]. You are to report on the enclosed opinion [missing] of the Attorney General upon your report of Sir John Lowther's [affair]. Ibid.
Treasurer Rochester to the Earl of Bath, Lord Warden of the Stannaries, "to be left at Bideford." On further discourse with the Attorney General concerning the cause between the King and James Kemp I think fit to lay the matter before the King in Council. I therefore desire you to forbear doing what I desired in mine of the 3rd inst. supra, p. 764. Please forbear calling a Convocation of Tinners until you hear further from me. Ibid, p. 375.
June 18. Money warrant for 455l. to Charles, Visct. Lansdowne, for a quarter's ordinary 1685, Nov. 12, to Jan. 11 last as Envoy Extraordinary to Spain. (Money order dated June 22 hereon.) Money Book VI, p. 332. Order Book I, p. 120.
June 18. Money warrant for 455l. to Sir William Trumbull, kt., for a quarter's ordinary Mar. 4 last to June 3 inst. as Envoy Extraordinary to France. (Money order dated June 21 hereon.) Money Book VI, p. 332 Order Book I, p. 121.
Same for 1,500l. to Sir Thomas Dereham in part of his arrears as the late King's Resident with the Great Duke of Tuscany both on his ordinary of 1,000l. per an. and on his extraordinaries. Money Book VI, p. 332. Out Letters (General) I, p. 121.
Appending: certificate by Sir Lionel Jenkins dated 1683–4, Mar. 8, that Dereham took leave of the King 1681, Sept. 1, in order to his said journey as Envoy to that court. (Money order dated June 21 hereon.)
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of the money of the Queen Dowager's portion) by way of advance 2,000l. to Major General Werden for the use of the Queen's Stables. The warrants for the regular issue thereof shall be sent as soon as passed. Disposition Book IV, p. 199. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 375.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 29l. 6s. 8d. to John Langwith for his bill to Lady day last as messenger to the Lord Treasurer. Disposition Book IV, p. 199.
Same to Sir Robt. Howard, Auditor of the Receipt, for a certificate what interest was due at Lady day last to Mr. Herne, Sleeman et al. for their small [sic ? for several] loans. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 375.
Treasurer Rochester to Lord Ossulston. I received your letter this morning. If you give bond in 20,000l. to stand by such award as I shall make between the King and you, I will order the Attorney General to cease proceedings against you. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to open at the Earl of Dunbarton's house in Leicester Fields a chest of provisions (bacon, beef and tea) directed to said Earl from Holland. Ibid.
Same to the Agents [for Taxes] and Mr. Squibb to report on the enclosed paper [missing]. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney to report on the enclosed copy [missing] of an information received by the Lord Treasurer from an honest gentleman concerning the revenue of Excise. Ibid, p. 376.
Same to Sir Saml. Astry. What is become of the remainder of Sir Richard Nudigate's fine of which 424l. 8s. 10d. was paid into the Exchequer Mar. 26 last? If disposed of, by what authority was same issued ? Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order of the King in Council dated Hampton Court, May 28 ult. Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 140.
Prefixing: said order made upon the report ut supra, p. 739, from the Lord Treasurer [on Thomas Westerne's petition]. It is hereby ordered that only 7s. 6d. per ton be demanded for one year from date hereof for any iron ordnance or mortar pieces exported; any law, statute, custom, provision or proclamation to the contrary notwithstanding.
June 18. Constitution and appointment by Treasurer Rochester of Robert Aske, gent., to be bailiff and collector of the rents, fines, issues etc. of his Majesty's manor and lordship of Chilesmore alias Cheilemore alias Childesmore, in the county of Warwick and city of Coventry, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall and of all lands, tenements, Courts Leet, Liberties, fines etc. thereto belonging: he answering his receipts to the Receiver General of said Duchy according to the form of the statute of 7 Edw. VI: to hold during the King's pleasure with the usual fee of 40s. per an. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 305.
Reference by same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Anthony Stephens; petitioner shewing that being Cashier to the Treasurer of the Navy there happened to be an omission upon payment of a Navy bill of the defalting [deducting of] 100l. which had been before imprested, "or if the same were abated your petitioner cannot now receive satisfaction by reason of his knowledge of this thing but [only] very lately, and the decease of the person several years since who paid the said bill, and the said debt being to be made good to his Majesty, petitioner is like to be liable thereto": further that 400l. is in arrear to him for salary as an auditor of the revenue: therefore prays payment of same or some part thereof in order whereto he hopes to procure the payment of 200l. or 300l. into the Exchequer "wherewith your petitioner may be satisfied the said salary or part of it and [praying also that] the said debt to his Majesty be likewise discharged." Reference Book III, pp. 338–9.
June 19. Royal warrant [to the Attorney or Solicitor General] for a great seal to appoint Charles, Lord Cheyne, Sir Dudley North, Sir John Werden, Sir John Buckworth, William Dickinson, Thomas Chudleigh and Samuel Clark, esq., or any four of them to be Commissioners of the Customs and of the New impositions and of the Four and a Half per cent, duty in place of the said Cheyne, North, Werden, Sir Nicho. Butler, Sir John Buckworth, William Dickinson and Tho. Chudleigh, commissioned ut supra, p. 228. The present Commissioners to have 1,200l. per an. each as salary as from June 24 inst.: John Sanson to be their Secretary and John Lloyd their Agent and Solicitor with salaries as in the present commission and with the like proviso ut supra, ibid, for 300l. per an. to Robert Bertie, esq., out of said Sanson's salary. King's Warrant Book XI, pp. 30–1.
Henry Guy to the Attorney General to stop Mr. Stysted's proceedings against Mr. Scawen, the merchant, in his own name, and Mr. Lucas, a Customs officer, in the name of one Browne for importing 400 pieces of calico from Holland contrary to the Navigation Act. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 376.
June 20. Money warrant for 100l. to Rachell and Frances Windham, daughters of Dame Ann Windham, for last Lady day quarter on their pension. Money Book VI, p. 333.