Entry Book: July 1686, 1-5

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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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July 1686, 1-5

July 1. Money warrant for 64l. 15s. 6d. to Anthony Segar, without account: 54l. 15s. 6d. thereof for disbursements [incidents] for the Treasury Office for last June 24 quarter and the remaining 10l. for same quarter's salary for attendance at said Office. (Money order dated July 3 hereon.) Money Book VI, p. 338. Order Book I, p. 124.
Same for 125l. to Sir Richard Lloyd, for half a year to 1685, Christmas, on his salary as a clerk of the Privy Council. Money Book VI, p. 339.
125l. to Sir John Nicholas for same as a same.
125l. to Philip Musgrave, esq., for same as a same.
125l. to William Bridgeman for same as a same.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt dated from Windsor Castle to issue as follows out of the branches of the revenue directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer: Disposition Book V, p. 1; IV, p. 204.
l. s. d.
Out of the Customs.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the yards at Chatham and Sheerness for a quarter ended June 24 last 7,880 10 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance 1,000 0 0
Out of the Excise.
to the Cofferer 1,800 0 0
Out of the Post Office money.
to Mr. Roberts for Windsor works 500 0 0
to me Guy for secret service 500 0 0
(Same dated same to the Customs Cashier enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week, said paper including only the above two Customs items.) (Same dated same to the Excise Commissioners and to Mr. Duncomb [Excise Cashier] enclosing the like paper of disposition for the Excise cash, said paper including only the above Excise item.) (Same to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Treasurer of the Navy] apprising him of the above issue for the Yards.)
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Christian Van Bredasome earthenware which he ordered from Holland Jan. 29 last, which came in the King David, Jacob Woolsters master, from Rotterdam, and was entered Feb. 20 last and duty paid thereon Feb. 22 last, said importer not knowing of the late order of Council for prohibiting earthenwares. Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 143.
Same by same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney to make an allowance of 41l. 1s. 7½d. to George Finch, Gilbert Hethcote and Arthur Shallet et al. traders to Barcelona, on the Excise on certain overproof brandy; said allowance being one tenth of the Excise thereon and as in consideration of the foulness thereof; Treasurer Rochester thinking not fit to admit said brandy to pay duty ad valorem (which would come to 76l. 14s. 2½d. less) as is prayed by said merchants: the Excise Commissioners having reported June 15 last that they find that brandies brought from Barcelona are bought there by the merchants from the produce of the manufactures of this kingdom exported hence and not by way of exchange as French brandies are, "whereby his Majesty hath an advantage by the Customs for such home manufactures on their exportation"; the said brandies being further three fifths over proof but somewhat foul in taste and not so good as common overproof brandy imported from France by about a tenth: and further that "although the encouraging of importation of brandy from Barcelona will not much increase the importation of brandies in general because if none were imported from thence you believe the kingdom will be as plentifully supplied with brandies from France and other parts as now it is, yet forasmuch as the bringing of brandies from Barcelona is an increase of his Majesty's Customs by the exportation of the manufactures of this kingdome for the buying thereof" and as the brandies in question are short in value of the overproof brandies brought from France by about a tenth as above and if it should pay the full duties according to the Act must be sold to loss, therefore they advise that said brandies be admitted ad valorem which would be 424l. 10s. 1½d. or 76l. 14s. 2½d. less than the full duty. Ibid, pp. 145–6.
July 1. Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Excise Commissioners to charge only 8l. 8s. 0d. per ton duty on 12 hogsheads of rum sent from Barbados to Robert Williamson, merchant, who asserts that same is a very foul and imperfect spirit and not fit for sale in this kingdom and that the duty of brandy thereon would be near three times the value of the commodity; whereupon the said Commissioners have reported June 8 last that Mr. Walker, the general gauger, and the officer appointed to taste and try all brandies, etc. have certified that said rum is of full proof but foul in taste and smell and not worth above 16l. or 17l. per tun at most, whereas the [brandy] duties amount to 26l. per tun; wherefore they advise only a duty of 8l. 8s. 0d. per tun on same. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 310–11.
Same by same to the Auditor of the Receipt for payment of principal and interest to be made upon the copy of a lost order of 1685, Sept. 3, for 1,000l. to William Duncher in repayment of loan on the Linen Duty Act. Order Book I, p. 123.
Prefixing: (a) copy of said order. (b) Copy of an order to the Teller to pay 17l. 10s. 0d. for a quarter's interest due 1685, Dec. 3, thereon.
Money warrant for 9l. 2s. 6d. to Jno Cary, gent., for one year to Lady day last on his fee of 6d. a day as Ranger alias Riding Forester in New Forest: as by the patent of June 3 last. Money Book VI, p. 343.
July 2. Report by Treasurer Rochester to the King on the petition of Peter Mauger, merchant and inhabitant of Guernsey, ut supra, p. 743, for permission to transport wool thither. The Customs Commissioners have reported to me June 23 last thereon that for several years past "they have not transported the quantities allowed them by law," although the Governor [of said island] has been always ready to grant licences for the quantities so allowed; so that the Commissioners conceive there cannot be that scarcity as is pretended for carrying on the said manufacture. They therefore see no cause for granting a particular licence to a private person for so great a quantity of combed wool when the quantity allowed by law for the Governor to license (and he is the best judge of the people's necessity) is not yet near exported. I fully agree herewith. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 318–9.
July 3. Royal warrant, dated Hampton Court, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a fresh Commission of the Customs in place of the Commission supra, p. 782: the new Commissioners to be Charles, Lord Cheyne, Sir Dudley North, Sir John Werden, Sir Nicholas Butler, Sir John Buckworth, William Dickinson, Thomas Chudleigh and Saml. Clark: all with powers etc. secretary and solicitor, etc. ut ibid. King's Warrant Book XI, pp. 45–6.
Royal sign manual for 500l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. dormant privy seal of June 16 last. (Money warrant dated July 6 hereon. Money order dated July 6 hereon.) Ibid, p. 46. Money Book VI, p. 343. Order Book I, p. 125.
Royal warrant, dated as above, to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, Receiver General and Paymaster of the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces, for payments as follows for Chelsea Hospital. By the establishment of the Forces commencing Jan. 1 last the King was pleased to make several provisional allowances for such non-commission officers and soldiers as have been disabled in the service. It is hereby ordered that out of the money remaining in your hands upon account of the deductions of two thirds of 12d. per £ from the pay of the Guards, Garrisons and Land Forces, or out of any other money which you shall receive for the use of the Royal Hospital near Chelsea you pay such moneys as shall be due for the pay of the said non-commission officers and soldiers from Jan. 1 last upon the respective allowances mentioned in the said establishment and according to such muster rolls as shall be certified by the Commissary General of Musters: and further to pay 40s. a day to the person appointed to receive and pay said money from Jan. 1 last as reward for his service therein. And until such time as the King think fit to establish Governors for said hospital you are to receive the revenues thereof and to pay such moneys as shall be due to tradesmen and others for finishing that part of said hospital which is now built and for erecting such other additional buildings as the King shall judge necessary and according to contracts to be made: and you are to allow 2s. 6d. a day to the person appointed to receive the said revenues and to take care of the said building [operation] from Jan. 1 last. And you are to make all other payments for the use of said hospital pursuant to warrants from the Lord Treasurer. King's Warrant Book XI, p. 48.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the Receiver of First Fruits for 500l. to the Earl of Oxford for last June 24 quarter on his pension. Money Book VI, p. 340.
July 3. Money warrant for 150l. 11s. 3d. each to Tho. Payne, Orlando Fitz Simonds, John Topham, Emd. Williamson and Tho. Charnock for 1½ years from the King's accession to June 24 last on their fee of 3s. a day and board wages of 2s. 6d. a day as Serjeants at Arms. Money Book VI, p. 340.
Same for 50l. 3s. 9d. to Sir Roger Harsnet for half a year to June 24 last on his same as a same. Ibid.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 15l. to John Harrison as Comptroller of Ipswich port and to pay what is already grown due thereon. (Henry Guy to same to the like effect.) Ibid, p. 341. Disposition Book V, p. 2.
The like for the salary of 62l. 7s. 4d. to Francis Godfrey as Customer of Lynn port. (The like letter ut supra.) Money Book VI, p. 341, Disposition Book V, p. 2.
Money warrant for 6l. 1s. 8d. to Richard Welbeck for half a year to June 24 last on his allowance as his Majesty's stable keeper at Reading. Money Book VI, p. 341.
Same for 13l. 13s. 9d. to John Whynyard for 1½ years from the King's accession to June 24 last on his fee as Keeper of the Parliament House. Ibid, p. 342.
Same for 12l. to the clerks in the Office of the Pleas in the Exchequer for eight years from 1678, Easter, to last Easter on their allowance of 3l. payable every second year for writing and bringing over amerciaments in the said Office. Ibid.
Same for 47l. 4s. 2d. to Hugh, Lord Clifford, for one year to Lady day last on his fee as Clerk of the Pipe. Likewise for 60l. for same year on the allowance formerly made to the Clerk of the Pipe for drawing down and charging the several convictions, rents and seizures of Recusants. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay [to Phebe Haughton] the principal and interest due on a lost order dated 1679, July 4, for 21l. 10s. 0d. to Robt. Carter for the quarters of disbanded soldiers. Order Book I, p. 124.
Prefixing: (a) copy of said order. (b) Assignation by said Carter dated 1679, July 14, of his right in said order to Arthur Haughton, gent. (c) Note [by the Teller or by the Auditor of the Receipt]; only 4l. 5s. 10d. has been paid at the Receipt for 2½ years' interest to 1681, July 4, on said order.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt, dated Hampton Court, to issue to me [Guy] for secret service 667l. 16s. 7d. "out of the like sum by me paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer." Disposition Book V, p. 2.
Same, dated Hampton Court, to Mr. Blathwayt, enclosing (a) infra for the Committee of Trade and Plantations in reply to said Blathwayt's letter of May 10 last, supra, p. 738. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 386.
Appending: (a) report dated June 14 last from the Customs Commissioners on the said letter from Mr. Blathwayt concerning the Bermuda Islands. The said letter purports a proposal for employing one or more magazine ships in those islands and obliging them to bring the tobacco to one or more ports of England. We have had before us a merchant who has been an ancient trader to those islands "as [? long as] the said Capt. Bee." We think it is better for the King and the subject that the tobacco be brought over in one or more magazine ships as is proposed, provided the master of such ship do first give bond to bring same to some port of England, Wales or Berwick. Since preparing this report Mr. Bish and Mr. Burrell have appeared before us alleging they had something to offer against this proposal. We desired same in writing and have frequently sent to them for it, but hear nothing from them.
July 3. Henry Guy to Mr. Blathwayt [as Secretary of the Forces] for a certificate of the arrears due to Major Ralph Fetherstonhalgh, who petitions for 43l. 5s. 0d. due on his pension of 2s. a day granted by the late King for services and sufferings; said sum being due before his commission as a Lieutenant in the Earl of Arran's Regiment of Horse. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 390.
Same to Mr. Hewer to report on the petition of the inhabitants of Tangier who pray payment of such sworn bills "as you have been able to stop from the officers for the petitioners' use." Ibid.
[Same] to Lord Dartmouth to report on the enclosed order of reference [missing] from the King in Council on the enclosed petition [missing] of the late King's servants belonging to the Stables. Is not this the same thing that you and the Lord Treasurer spoke of to the King together? Ibid, p. 394.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Auditor Aldworth of the interest account of Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe for the quarter ending June 24 last for moneys lent for his Majesty's service. Reference Book III, pp. 351–2.
Prefixing: said account.
l. s. d.
interest on 132,000l. balance remaining due to them on the foot of their account to Lady day last, being 40,000l. on the Customs, 55,000l. on the Excise and 37,000l. on the Hearthmoney [at 6 per cent.] 1,974 11 1
one sixth [deduction] 329 1 10
£1,645 9 3
Repayments of principal and deductions of interest thereon.
1686, Mar. 31, on 3,000l. repaid in part of 37,000l. 41 18 4
April 14 on 3,000l. in part of ditto 35 0 3
April 21 on 3,000l. in part of ditto 31 11 2
May 6 on 3,000l. in part of ditto 28 2 2
May 12 on 2,000l. in part of ditto 13 16 1
May 19 on 1,500l. in part of ditto 8 12 6
May 28 on 1,500l. in part of ditto 6 13 1
£165 13 7
[less] one sixth [deduction] 27 12 3
£138 1 4
thus leaving a balance of 1,507l. 7s. 11d. for interest and of 115,000l. of capital due to said accomptants after the above repayments of 17,000l.; said principal being distributed as follows, viz. 40,000l. on the Customs, 55,000l. on the Excise and 20,000l. on the Hearthmoney.
July 3. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Sidney for a coastwaiter's place; he being recommended by Lord Huntingtower, Sir Robt. Broke et al. Reference Book III, p. 352.
Warrant by same to Philip Bickerstaffe and William Strother to deliver to Ford, Lord Grey, the possession of all his honors, manors, lands and tenements within the county of Northumberland and bishopric of Durham; the King having been pleased to restore said Lord to his honour and estate. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 313.
July 4. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal dormant for an annuity or yearly pension of 1,000l. to Prince George, Hereditary of Denmark, and the Princess Ann his wife for and towards the maintenance of the Lady Mary, one of their daughters and of the like annuity or pension for the maintenance of the Lady Ann Sophia, their other daughter: to be payable quarterly out of the Excise from June 24 past: and there is hereby to be forthwith paid thereon what is due from Christmas last to said June 24 last: to be paid without accompt. King's Warrant Book XI, p. 47.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Barons of the Exchequer to take the securities of John Tyndale and to swear him in as searcher of Bristol port; of which office he had a grant 1677–8, Mar. 20, in reversion of Sackvile Graves and Oliver Williams, both [now] deceased. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 311.
[?] Entry of the [Lord Treasurer's signature of the] docquet of a demise to John Ward, gent. of the office of bailiff and collector of the rents, reliefs, fines, within the counties of Devon and Cornwall, usually charged in the accounts of the farmers and escheators of the Duchy of Cornwall: for 21 years from 1685, Michaelmas, on surrender [of his term in being therein]; on the rental of 10l. 10s. 0d. per an. and the moiety of all reliefs and heriots and on the fine of 150l. Ibid.
July 4. Letters patent by Treasurer Rochester constituting and appointing Freeman Howse to be Comptroller of Chichester port: to wit, the office he enjoyed at the death of Charles II, who granted same to him by royal patent during pleasure: the present grant to be during pleasure. Ibid, p. 312.