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Entry Book: July 1686, 11-20

Pages 829-852

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

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July 1686, 11-20

July 12. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to grant to Godfrey Harcourt during pleasure the office of Receiver of Crown Revenues for North Wales (viz. in cos. Anglesea, Carnarvon, Merioneth, Denbigh, Flint and Montgomery) [and in co. Chester]: all loco Thomas Whitley, thereto appointed 22 Car. II in reversion of Maurice Wynn (viz. the office of receiver of rents of all honors, castles, lordships, manors pertaining to the King by his Principality of North Wales etc., or in the survey of the Court of Augmentations and also the office of a Receiver of the Exchequer Court, to wit, of Receiver of the rents of all honors, castles etc., in the County Palatine of Chester, with the fee of 30l. and 10l. per an. and 20s. for the portage of each 100l.): it being the King's pleasure that said Whitley's grant be hereby determined. King's Warrant Book XI, pp. 82–4.
Money orders for 20l. each to Jno. Low and Peter Le Neve, Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer, for last Easter and Trinity terms on their additional increase of fee in respect of extraordinary service in sorting and ordering his Majesty's records as well foreign as domestic remaining in the Treasury [of the Receipt] at Westminster. Order Book I, pp. 128–9.
July 13. Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay the following fees out of the Customs, being for last June 24 quarter, viz. 63l. 2s. 0d. to the Clerk of the Pipe for himself and the Secondary and other sworn clerks of the Pipe Office; 5l. 15s. 0d. to the Comptroller of the Pipe; 11l. 15s. 4d. to John Ady and John Cole, Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer. (Henry Guy dated same to same to the like effect.) Money Book VI, p. 356. Disposition Book V, p. 8.
Money warrant for 375l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton, 50l. thereof to complete 1683, Sept. 29 quarter, and the remainder in part of the succeeding quarter on his annuity out of the Excise. Money Book VI, p. 356.
Same for 500l. to Henry, Duke of Grafton, for half a year to June 24 last on his 1,000l. per an. pension out of First Fruits and Tenths: to be paid by tallies on the First Fruits and Tenths. (Money order dated July 15 hereon.) Ibid, p. 356. Order Book I, p. 130.
July 13. Money warrant for 750l. to the Duke of Northumberland for 1685, Sept. 29 quarter, on his annuity out of the Excise. Money Book VI, p. 357.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay 12l. 10s. 0d. to Morgan Powell, gent., for 1¼ years to June 24 last on his fee as Comptroller of Milford port: with dormant warrant clause for payment of said fee in future. (Henry Guy dated same to same to same effect.) Ibid, p. 357. Disposition Book V, p. 8.
Same to same to similarly pay 2l. 10s. 0d. to John Dryden, gent., for half a year to June 24 last on his fee as Customer of woollen cloth and Petty Customs, London port: and dormant warrant clause ut supra. (The like letter from Guy, ut supra.) Money Book VI, p. 357. Disposition Book V, p. 9.
Money warrant for 250l. to Dame Ruth Trevor for half a year to Lady day last on her pension. Money Book VI, p. 358.
Money order for 60l. to Hugh, Lord Clifford, Clerk of the Pipe, for one year to Lady day last on the allowance formerly made to the Clerk of the Pipe for drawing down and charging the several convictions, rents and seizures of Recusants. Order Book I, p. 128.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Treasurer Rochester the 550l. which is paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Graham et al. out of the profits of the estate of Ford, Lord Grey, as in further part of 16,000l. granted to Treasurer Rochester out of said estate. Disposition Book V, p. 6.
Same to same to issue as follows out of the branches of the Exchequer directed to be paid into the Exchequer this week, viz.: Ibid, pp. 6–7, 8.
l. s. d.
Out of the Customs.
to the Welsh Judges 175 0 0
to Sir Richard May 7 10 0
to the Masters in Chancery 275 0 0
to the Attorney General 40 13 4
to the Treasurer of the Navy for sea officers and bills in course 400 0 0
to ditto for Luke Noon, the slopseller 252 4 11
to ditto for bills of exchange due at the Navy Board to the Africa Company 1,583 0 6
to the Privy Purse 1,500 0 0
to Mr. Packer, Paymaster of the Office of the Works for the ordinary [of the Works] 1,500 0 0
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 4,000 0 0
to the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners 1,500 0 0
Out of the Excise
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 5,000 0 0
to the Queen 4,500 0 0
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 3,000 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service by way of advance 1,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Chamber for Mr. Atterbury 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 11 Customs items.) (Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney enclosing the similar paper of disposition for those branches of the revenue; said paper including for the Hearthmoney only the above three Hearthmoney items: and for the Excise 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. 2,000l. to Mr. Hornby in [part] repayment of loan.) (Same dated same to Edward Griffin [Treasurer of the Chamber] to pay the abovesaid 500l. to Mr. Atterbury.) (Same dated July 14 to the Navy Commissioners to pay said 252l. 4s. 11d. to Luke Noon.)
July 13. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Treasurer of the Ordnance (for the fortifications at Hull and Plymouth) the 2,000l. part of Mr. Williams's fine now paid into the Exchequer. Disposition Book V, p. 6.
Same to same to issue to William Hewer, Treasurer for the affairs of Tangier, 2,000l. out of loans on the Linen Duty Act. Ibid, p. 7.
Same to the Lord Chancellor to stop any grant that may come before you of mines royal in the West Indies until the Lord Treasurer be acquainted therewith. (The like letter to the Attorney General.) Out Letters (General) IX, p. 396.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte returning Mr. East's two bills as follows. You are to sign same. Ibid.
Appending: note only of the account for (1) the seal prepared by Mr. East for New England; (2) the like prepared by same for Bermudas.
Same to the Ordnance officers. I cannot find here your report of July or Aug., 1680, concerning Sir Tho. Fitch and his brother. Search your own books for it. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney. Has Mr. Bennet Richards at present any employ in the Hearthmoney Office? Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. In yours of the 21st ult. you desired the Lord Treasurer to pay three weeks' [Navy] money for paying off the Yards and Guardships. He has ordered same accordingly. In yours of yesterday you say that "Portsmouth Yard and Navy" remain unpaid and you desire three weeks' [Navy] money for those and other services. Why was not Portsmouth Yard paid with the former three weeks' money? Ibid, p. 397.
Same to Col. Whitley, surety for his son Thomas Whitley as Receiver of Crown Revenues in North Wales. Unless you satisfy your son's arrear on that receipt your bond will be put in suit. Ibid.
Treasurer Rochester to Sir Jo. Arundell of Lanherne, co. Cornwall. Thanks for your care and the influence you have used with other gentlemen to bring this business of the tin to so hopeful a way. Since so many gentlemen of interest are agreed on the point I hope the King's service will meet with good success. By the King's command I am requesting the Earl of Bath to call a Convocation [of tinners] with all speed. I need say no more to you but that the lower you can bring the price of tin the greater will be the advantage to the King. If I can do anything more send me word. I enclose you a copy of my letter to the Earl of Bath ut infra to show you how positive the King's commands are and that they are suitable to the advices you gave me. Ibid.
July 13. Treasurer Rochester to the Earl of Bath [Lord Warden of the Stannaries]. On further consideration of the many abuses in the Stannaries of which you have given information, and of a letter to me from several gentlemen in these parts intimating the present good inclination of the country to reform those abuses the King directs the calling of a Convocation with all speed that the improvements which this season may produce before the winter comes on may not be lost. Take care that it consists of those persons that are of the best consideration in the country. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 397.
Same to the Bishop of Bristol, Jonathan Rashleigh, sheriff of Cornwall, Sir John Carew and Sir John Arundell. On receipt of yours of the 3rd inst. proposing a speedy Convocation I laid it before the King. I have received his orders as above. The King is well satisfied in the care you have taken herein and doubts not of the continuance of your care to improve this matter to his best advantage. Ibid, p. 398.
Henry Guy to Sir John Arundell, enclosing the last above letter. Please deliver it as soon as convenient. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton to report on the following papers. Ibid.
Appending: (a) note only of (a) an account of the estate of Jno. Hucker of Taunton. (b) The forfeiture of William Thomson of London: "to be given to Capt. Windham."
Same to Visct. Preston. I spoke to you some time since about your tenants in Longtown in Cumberland that keep alehouses and refuse to be surveyed by the Excise or to pay the duty they ought. The Excise officers have sent a list of the offenders by which it appears that the opposition to the payment of the duty is grown to a great height. I send you a copy. Use what influence you have to bring them to submission to the laws. Ibid.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Tye of Harwich, commander of the Francis ketch, on a reference from the King in Council dated June 19 ult.; petitioner praying to be relieved from a forfeiture of said vessel for having two casks of prohibited bacon on board which petitioner received unknowingly from one Greenwood, merchant of Rotterdam. Reference Book III, p. 358.
July 13. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mich. Clipsham, late merchant of London, for employment in the Customs, having been forced by several misfortunes to leave off trading. Reference Book III, p. 358.
Same by same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Fran. Creswick and Tho. Stubbs, rangers of the Chase of Kingswood, co. Gloucester, shewing that they have had several contests at law with Sir John Newton et al. about the said Chase and were bound to appear at the Sessions for a pretended riot committed there by the said Newton; that they brought a certiorari to remove the matter from the Sessions, but said Newton and others being justices of the county refuse to allow the certiorari and caused their recognizances of 120l. to be estreated and levied "and get an order from your lordship to pay the money into the Exchequer". therefore pray repayment of the said money surreptitiously obtained. Ibid, p. 359.
Same by same to Charles Toll, Charles Twitty, William Lowndes, Tho. Townsend and Humphry Dove of the petition of Sir Tho. St. George, Sir Henry St. George and Henry Dethick for the arrears due to them for the offices formerly borne by them by other titles in the Heralds Office, same having been omitted from the account of the arrears of the late King's servants in which only their arrears were stated for the offices they then [at the time of Charles II's death] enjoyed. Ibid.
Same by same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of James Kitson, one of the King's messengers in ordinary; praying payment of 149l. for bills signed by Secretaries of State and of above 100l. for other bills not yet signed, he being in great want of same to discharge debts contracted. Ibid, p. 360
Same by same to Auditor Aldworth of the account of interest due to July 1 inst. to Charles Toll for moneys advanced for the late King's service. Ibid, pp. 361–2.
Prefixing: said account. l. s. d.
Interest at 6 per cent. on 37,441l. due to Toll on the foot of his account ended April 1 last 560 1 3
Discount of interest for such part of said 37,441l. as was repaid before July 1 inst.
on 1,000l. received at the Excise Office May 28 last 5 11 9
on 1,000l. received [ibid.] June 2 4 15 4
on 1,000l. received [ibid.] June 9 3 12 3
on 441l. received [ibid.] June 16 1 1 7
on 1,000l. received [ibid.] June 23 1 6 3
£16 7 2
leaving a balance of principal of 33,000l. and of interest of 543l. 14s. 1d. due on the foot of the present account.
Report to the King by Treasurer Rochester on the petition of Sir Philip Carteret, as by the reference from the King of June 19 last, petitioner praying in the name of the Three Estates of the Island of Jersey that all moneys levied or to be levied by letters patent of the late King whereby divers duties were imposed on wines, cyder and apples imported into said island might be applied to the erection of a pier in said island. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 320–1.
I find by a copy of said letters patent that Charles II granted to the Bailiff and Jurats of the island power to levy as follows upon all wines, cyder and apples imported, viz. 24 livres Tournois per tun of French or Rhemish wines; 15 livres Tournois per butt or pipe of Canary or Spanish wines; 12 sols Tournois for every pottle of brandies; four livres Tournois for every tun of cyder and eight sols Tournois for every quarter of apples: and that the moneys therefrom should be applied as follows, viz. 2,000 livres Tournois per an. to the use of such school, college or academy as was intended to be built there by Sir George Carteret since deceased; 300 livres Tournois per an. for a stock to set at work the poor; the residue for the erection of a pier there and when same should be perfected then one moiety of said revenue to go to said school and the other moiety to such public uses as the Governor, Bailiff and Jurats should direct.
I am certified by Sir Philip Carteret that the revenue raised as above was wholly employed to the building of said pier till the great quantities of cyder made in the island made it necessary to prohibit the importation of any foreign liquors but that in 1685 the pier running to ruin and the inhabitants considering the prejudice that would befall the whole island by the decay thereof, thought it a less inconvenience to take off the said prohibition and by consequence revive said impost and thereupon the impost was farmed for that year 1685 for 800 crowns French money, which sum remains still in the farmer's hands. It is now farmed for the like sum for the present year 1686, payable at Michaelmas next. I have no objection to petitioner's request seeing that the revenue is not sufficient for the several purposes at first intended.
July 14. Money warrant for 40l. 13s. 4d. to Sir Robt. Sawyer for half a year to June 24 last on his fee as Attorney General. Money Book VI, p. 358.
Same for 1,509l. 14s. 10d. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe for 5 per cent. interest to June 24 last on several sums by them advanced for the service of the late and present King as by an account thereof stated by Auditor Aldworth and allowed by Treasurer Rochester the 13th inst. (Money order dated July 16 hereon.) Ibid, p. 359. Order Book I, p. 131.
Same for 600l. to the Countess Dowager Marischal for one year to June 24 last on her annuity or pension. Money Book VI, p. 359.
Same for 89l. 6s. 8d. for fees as follows to the secondaries and clerks in the Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office, viz. 7l. 10s. 0d. to George Blackwell, First Secondary, for 1½ years to Lady day last; 6l. to Francis Wilkinson, Second Secondary, for same time; 53l. 6s. 8d. to the said Second Secondary for two years to Lady day last on his allowance for execution of Originals (the execution for his Majesty's better service of all the Originals transcribed out of the Court of Chancery into the Exchequer); 22l. 10s. 0d. to the clerks, being payable every second year and is for the two years ended Easter term last. (Money order dated July 17 for said 53l. 6s. 8d. to said Wilkinson.) Ibid, p. 360. Order Book I, p. 131.
July 14. Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay 57l. to Jno. Fitzherbert for one year to June 24 last on his fee as Customer of Bristol port: with dormant warrant clause for said fee in future. (Henry Guy dated same to same to the like effect.) Money Book VI, p. 361. Disposition Book V, p. 10.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt out of the following branches of the revenue, viz.: Disposition Book V, p. 8.
l. s. d.
of goods seized [in the Exchequer] 750 17 5
of First Fruits moneys 205 0 0
of moneys of Tenths 401 16 7
of the Letter Office money 849 3 7
£2,206 17 7
to issue as follows, viz 25l. to Dr. Clench; 64l. 15s. 6d. to Mr. Seagar; 53l. 6s. 8d. to Mr. Pottenger; 145l. 8s. 4d. to Mr. Wardour; 7l. 10s. 0d. to Ann Bird; 6l. 1s. 8d. to Mr. Welbeck; 60l. to Mr. Whittacre; 15l. to Mris. Ursula Ellyott; 150l. to Mr. L'Hosteyne; 600l. to Charles Fanshaw; 320l. to the Heralds and Pursuivants; 18l. 5s. 0d. to the Housekeeper at Newmarket; 500l. to the Clerks of the Privy Council. (Total, 1,965l. 7s. 2d.)
Same to same to issue to Treasurer Rochester "on his order" [? for salary] the following items of revenue, viz. 500l. of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty money; 93l. 13s. 1½d. of imprest money repaid [into the Exchequer]; 227l. 2s. 7½d. of Recusants' money; 24l. 18s. 10½d. of compositions [in the Exchequer]; 116l. 16s. 6½d. of moneys of the revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall. (Total, 962l. 11s. 2d.) Ibid, p. 9.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. In yours of the 6th inst. you propose that the King's pleasure be signified to some of the principal merchants of London trading to the Leeward Islands concerning the weighing of goods there. Send me the names of such merchants. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 399.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests. What have you done upon the hearing which was had 1684–5, Mar. 14, before the King and several Lords of the Council at the Treasury Chambers concerning the accounts of the late Earl of Anglesea? Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The King has granted the Algerines, who lately brought some prizes into Portsmouth, liberty to dispose of some part thereof to pay their debts and furnish themselves with provisions "for their being in a condition to remove themselves and their said prizes out of his Majesty's ports." Give order to your officers accordingly; but care is to be taken that no more be disposed of than as above. Ibid.
Treasurer Rochester to the Bishop of Lincoln. In reply to yours of the 3rd inst. it was Mr. Midleton who informed me of the money in the hands of the Archdeacon of Lincoln for the redemption of captives, alleged to be 254l. 8s. 0d. I wrote the Archdeacon April 20 last to pay it in. He desired till June 24, which I granted. He acknowledges the sum and says that 100l. thereof was paid to you "to which you make some objection and desire some short time to examine the business and if you find the same to be as the Archdeacon alleges you will readily pay the same." I allow you till Sept. 29 next for this. The King must have an account of it and you cannot be safe from trouble till it be paid. Ibid, p. 401.
July 14. Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Excise Commissioners to add Robert Sheppard as another landwaiter, London port, for tasting wines, brandy and other exciseable imported liquors, for preventing the running of brandies; which is now more frequently endeavoured than formerly by reason of the new additional duty lately laid thereon. His salary of 40l. to be inserted on the establishment loco Nathaniel Wood, formerly employed as the doorkeeper at the same salary. Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 149.
Reference by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Kinvin for a King's waiter's place [London port] loco Mr. Sheen; petitioner having lost an employment of 300l. per an. by the demolishing of Tangier. Reference Book III, p. 358.
Warrant by same to the Treasurer's Remembrancer et al. to stay process against Sir Francis Burdett of Birthwaite, co. Yorks, for the 1,095l. fee due from him for the baronetcy conferred on him by Charles II. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 321.
July 15. Money order for 125l. to Sir Job Charlton for Trinity term last on his allowance as Chief Justice of Chester. Order Book I, p. 130.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. There have arrived in the Holdenburg three cases of herrings, one for the King, one for the Lord Treasurer and one for the Earl of Middleton. See them delivered. Also send the Lord Treasurer your report on John Ward's petition. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 399.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to same of the petition of the Bailiff and Jurats and other inhabitants of Jersey and of the Attorney General's report dated June 28 last thereon on a reference from the King dated Windsor, June 21 last; petitioners shewing that it has been the custom upon the demise of every King or Queen that the succeeding Sovereign confirmed under the Great Seal of England to the Bailiff and Jurats and other inhabitants of Jersey all their franchises, liberties and privileges and all the charters, grants and concessions of his predecessors: therefore praying the like confirmation. Reference Book III, p. 359.
Same by same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Rich. Powell, clerk, for the proclamation reward of 100l. for taking Nathll. Wade, one of the rebels mentioned in his late Majesty's proclamation. Ibid, p. 360.
July 15. Reference by Treasurer Rochester to John Fisher of the petition of John Buller for extension of lease of tenements in Bucklawren manor in the Duchy of Cornwall. Reference Book III, p. 361
Same by same to same of the petition of John Sawyer for renewal of lease of two small houses in Abingdon, in consideration of the charge of recovering same [to the Crown]. Ibid, p. 362.
Same by same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Maximilian Grendon, prisoner in Northampton gaol; shewing that at the election of knights to serve for said county at the last Parliament at Oxford one Miles Fleetwood, then chosen one of the knights, put a paper into petitioner's hands and desired him to read it to the people; that the said paper proving to be a seditious libel petitioner was indicted for reading same and fined 100l.; that he knew not of the wickedness of said libel until he had accidentally read it; therefore praying remission of the fine as he is not able to pay it. Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of Richard Allibone to the King, shewing that Richard and Robt. Petre had by the provision of their father William Petre 40l. per an. each annuity out of the manor of Stanford Hall; that in Easter term, 1684, the Attorney General suggested that they had withdrawn themselves from their allegiance into a house or school of Jesuits, priests etc., and the said Richard being outlawed and Robt. convicted for high treason, it was ordered that William, the father, should pay to the King the arrears of the said annuities, which arrears amounted to 460l., and also to pay what should grow due thereon thereafter: the same being still unpaid petitioner prays a grant of what is accrued due thereon to the present time. Ibid, p. 363.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Swift, gent., for a quayman's place in the Customs House, London port; he having been educated for the Customs. Ibid.
Same by same to the Attorney General of the petition of Archibald Douglas shewing that Charles I granted to the city of London the Honor of Richmond, co. Yorks, excepting all forests; that notwithstanding said exception Dr. Bathurst, physician to the late usurper, having purchased the city's right there, has made several intrusions upon the rights of the King's forest of Arkengarth Dale, situated within that Honor, and has caused tenants to attorn whereby the Crown has been deprived and has committed great wastes therein; that this being complained of to the late King he ordered the Duke of Newcastle, then Chief Justice in Eyre, to do therein according to the Forest Laws: therefore prays a grant of what the King is entitled to in said forest. Ibid, p. 364.
July 16. Warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 142l. 11s. 3d. to Seth, Bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, for last June 24 on the 570l. 5s. 0d. per an. for the support of the honour of that Order. (Henry Guy dated same to same to the like effect.) Money Book VI, p. 360. Disposition Book V, p. 7.
July 16. Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay 33l. 15s. 0d. to Robert Culliford for three quarters to June 24 last on his fee as Comptroller of Southampton port: with dormant warrant clause for said fee in future. (Henry Guy dated same to same to the like effect.) Money Book VI, p. 360. Disposition Book V, p. 9.
Same by same to same to pay 28l. to Thomas Wolstenholme for one year to June 24 last on his fee as Customer of Bridgwater port: with dormant warrant clause ut supra. (The like letter from Guy ut supra.) Money Book VI, p. 361. Disposition Book V, p. 9.
Money warrant for 200l. to Dame Goodetha Price for half a year to 1685, Christmas, on her pension. Money Book VI, p. 362.
Same for 60l. to Mris. Ann Goulding for half a year to June 24 last on her same. Ibid.
Same for 750l. to Christopher Ross for jewels as follows furnished for his Majesty's service, viz.: a jewel of diamonds with the King's picture of the value of 350l., given to Count Salazar, Envoy from the Governor of the Spanish Netherlands; a jewel of diamonds with the King's picture of the value of 400l., given to Seignior Vigniola, Envoy from the Republic of Venice: as by certificate [and warrant] dated July 3 inst. from the Earl of Mulgrave, Lord Chamberlain of the Household. (Money order dated July 19 hereon.) Ibid, p. 362. Order Book I, p. 131.
Henry Guy to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed proposals [missing] for better regulating packhorses, waggons and stage coaches. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 399.
Same to Sir Robt. Holmes. I laid yours of the 4th inst. before the Lord Treasurer concerning the derelict ship stopped by Mr. Weaver at Portsmouth. I enclose the report [missing] made by the Customs Commissioners thereon. Ibid.
Same to Bernard Turner. You are to assign to the King (towards satisfaction of the debt due from Mr. Price to the King) the annuity of 230l. 4s. 4d. out of Sir Robt. Viner's patent [for his banker's perpetual annuity] and which Price assigned to you for collateral security. When that is done (as the Attorney General has advised) you will receive your two tallies for 194l. 2s. 7½d. each, which Mr. Price has absolutely assigned to you. Ibid, p. 400.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. In pursuance of yours of the 6th inst. concerning beams, scales etc. in the Leeward Islands, the Lord Treasurer has not [sic for now] sent for several merchants that trade thither and has read to them your report. The merchants say that there are no covered places in Nevis to put goods into before they are shipped and therefore desired that they might have a sufficient number of weights and scales to ship off goods as soon as they came to the seaside in all shipping places and then they will be contented with it. Treasurer Rochester desired them to bring in writing what number of scales and beams were requisite and in what places and promised that a sufficient number should be provided where necessary; and he recommended them in the King's name to write to all their agents and correspondents to comply with the rules settled by you. This they all promised to do. What other directions would you have [to be] sent thither? Ibid.
July 16. Henry Guy to Mr. Fisher to report on the enclosed papers [missing] of discoveries made by Mr. Aylesbury and Mr. Marriott. What is necessary to the making leases thereof to them? Out Letters (General) IX, p. 400.
Same to Mr. Agar for the names of persons fit to be put into a Commission of enquiry for taking a true state of New Forest. Ibid, p. 401.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed proposals [missing] for improving the revenue of First Fruits and Tenths and the report of April 24 last thereon by the Auditors of Imprests and the Remembrancer and Receiver of First Fruits and Tenths: all which papers have by Treasurer Rochester been laid before the King and considered by him. (The like letter to the Solicitor General.) Ibid.
Same to Mr Blathwayt enclosing the report made to the Lord Treasurer by the Customs Commissioners touching bonds to be taken of masters of ships [who may happen] to be employed in the Bermudas Islands. Lay same before the Committee for Trade and Plantations and then return it to me. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer to pay 10l. to Eliza Price, widow, late an inhabitant of Tangier, as in full of all pretensions to the pension of Ann Keyes, lately deceased. Ibid, p. 402.
Same to the Board of Greencloth to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Snape against Mr. Anth. Rowe. Hear the matter in dispute and meanwhile put a stop to the payment of Mr. Row's money. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt [Secretary to the Forces] enclosing the petition [missing] of Sir William Dodson et al. for 558l. 18s. 6d. for clothing and accoutrements for the Earl of Dartmouth's Regiment. Prepare a warrant for payment thereof out of Army contingencies. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer. When any further payment is made to any members of the late garrison of Tangier they are first to settle their account with Lieut. Francis Gorman, kinsman and executor of John White, late town Major of Tangier, for moneys due to said White. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ Tho. Unday as a noontender, London port loco Henry Dyer, lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 149.
Reference by same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Tho. Stubbs et al., farmers of the King's chase of Kingswood, co. Gloucester, Hen. Cheyney (Cheyne), junr., William Brain, Giles Bond, James Bundy, keepers of the said chase, and Geo. Chapman and Richard White, bound for the other said petitioners in recognizances; petitioners shewing that Stubbs and partners have undergone a long suit in the Exchequer for preservation of the King's right in said Chase against Sir John Newton et al., pretended lords of several manors; that said Newton et al. have kept a Petty Sessions in the said Chase and made themselves judges in their own cases by exacting recognizances from petitioners, that same have been es[treat]ed in the Exchequer and attachment ordered thereon; that petitioners delivered certioraris for removal of the said recognizances into the King's Bench, which was disobeyed: therefore pray to be heard before any process issue on said recognizances. Reference Book III, p. 361.
July 16. Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to Tho. Agar, John Fisher, Tho. Newton and Saml. Rolt to fell timber in Whittlewood Forest sufficient to raise 250l. and 35 tons of timber and to deliver same to the Earl of Feversham, Lord Warden of said forest, for the repair of the several lodges therein as petitioned for by the five master keepers and seven pages of said forest. The several keepers to give security to keep their lodges in repair for the future. An account hereof is to be made before the Auditor for co. Northampton before Easter term next. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 322–3.
Same by same to the King's Remembrancer to cause schedules to be made of all debts of what nature soever due to the King in co. Norfolk and which are nichelled and parcelled upon the respective accounts of Tho. Bransby, John Knivett, John Green, Henry Shelton and Sir Francis Guybon, late sheriffs of said county: and to issue a Commission to the following, viz. Sir William Cook, bart., Sir Christopher Calthorp, K.B., Sir Nevill Catlyn, kt., Sir Tho. Meadow, kt., Edward Bedell, John Norris, Hatton Berners, Isaac Preston, Robt. Day, Robt. Davy, William Roberts, John Warkehouse, esqrs., Thom. Balleston, Peter Lock, Robt. Bransby of Shottesham, George Kemp and Fran. Wise to enquire into the same upon such schedules of nichelled debts: all by reason that Samuel Verdon, gent., has by his petition to the King discovered that there were divers sums received by certain late sheriffs of Norfolk to the King's use and yet upon their accounts in the Exchequer they have contrary to their duty returned nichill upon the persons charged therewith: which petition being referred to Richard Graham and Philip Burton they have reported that there may be such moneys, but that they cannot see how such will appear to be received without a Commission of inquiry as herein; which is the method used in like cases [aforetime]. Ibid, p. 323.
July 18. Treasurer Rochester to Edwyn Steed, Lieutenant Governor of Barbados (and to the Council of Barbados). Since his return to England Sir Richard Dutton has accounted to the King for the revenue of Barbados during his government and has received his quietus thereon by the privy seal of June 30 last. He represents that there is due to him by a note from Col. John Codrington, late Treasurer of Barbados, 1,000l. part of 2,000l. accompted for by him. The King's directions may be necessary for removing all scruple concerning the payment thereof. I am therefore commanded by the King to notify you that Dutton [is to] have leave to sue for said 1,000l. in the King's name and that all assistance be given him therein. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 404. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 197–9. Reference Book III, p. 360.
Prefixing: (a) petition from said Dutton to Treasurer Rochester shewing that he received from Col. John Codrington, then Treasurer of Barbados, 1,000l. in money and a note for 1,000l. as in full of 2,000l. granted to the King by an Act of 1684, Oct. 3 [of the Assembly of Barbados] for laying an imposition upon liquors imported, the same being intended as a present to petitioner from the Assembly of Barbados; but the King not approving thereof petitioner has accounted for the whole 2,000l.: therefore desires leave to sue for said 1,000l. in the King's name, petitioner apprehending some difficulty in procuring payment thereof. (b) Reference dated July 15 thereof by Treasurer Rochester to William Blathwayt. (c) Undated report from said Blathwayt thereon. Petitioner's statements are true. It will be a further instance of his Majesty's favour to assist him as above.
July 19. Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a great seal containing a full and absolute release and discharge to Ford, Lord Grey, his heirs etc. of and from the covenant contained in an indenture dated 1685, Nov. 9, between the King of the one part and said Lord Grey (by the name of Ford, late Lord Grey) of the other, that he would at the King's command execute all such covenants, assurances etc. in the law whatsoever for conveying to the King all the manors, lands, tenements and hereditaments late of him said Lord Grey in the several counties of Northumberland, Durham, Essex, Middlesex and Sussex: his Majesty being [now] otherwise satisfied concerning the said estate and willing to release him of the said covenant. King's Warrant Book XI, p. 85. Warrants Early, XXXIII, fo. 39.
Same to same for a privy seal to discharge Sir Francis Burdett of Birthwaite, co. Yorks, from the 1,095l. fee due from him for the baronetcy conferred on him by Charles II. (Treasurer Rochester's warrant to the Receipt dated Aug. 7 hereon accordingly.) King's Warrant Book XI, p. 86. Money Book VI, p. 373.
Same to same to acknowledge satisfaction on record of the fine of 10,000l. imposed in Easter term last in the King's Bench on William Williams, esq., the King's being fully satisfied thereof by the receipt of 8,000l. and the acquittal of 2,000l. residue thereof. King's Warrant Book XI, p. 86.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for sums not exceeding 12,000l. in the whole to Sir Stephen Fox for secret service, without account. Ibid, p. 87.
Same to same for a same for the payment to Gervase Price (whom the King is pleased to continue in the office of first and chief underkeeper of St. James's Park) of the same of 60l. yearly, to be paid half yearly from 1684, Christmas: for himself and such others as he shall employ under him in that service: to be received without account. Ibid.
Same to Sir Robert Sawyer, Attorney General, to take care that proper surrender be made to the King from Peregrine Bertie of the marsh containing about 1,000 acres in Friskney ("Frishney"), co. Lincoln (granted by Charles I to Sir Peregrine Bertie, K. B., and Sir Philip Landen, kt., being then usually overflowed with salt water at high spring tides) and a parcel of marsh containing about 300 acres in said parish, being then lately enclosed from the sea, and a salt marsh containing about 30 acres besides the sands thereto belonging near said parish, being all granted as aforesaid. And after the surrender of same, the said Attorney General is hereby to proceed by due course in law to recover possession of the premises to the Crown from those who unjustly detain the same: the King hereby declaring that it is his pleasure, after recovery thereof, to re-grant such recovered parts to said Bertie and his heirs and to no other persons whatsoever: and the bills for such regranting are hereby to be prepared at said Bertie's request subject to the rent reserved in the aforesaid original grant. Ibid, p. 88.
July 19. Three royal sign manuals for respectively 1,000l., 750l. and 1,298l. 13s. 9d. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of June 16 last. (Three money warrants dated July 20 hereon. Three money orders dated July 21 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XI, p. 89. Money Book VI, p. 363. Order Book I, p. 132.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to pardon, release and quit claim to Robert Doughty the remaining debt of 3,225l. 10s. 10¼d. remaining due to the King from him as late Collector of Customs in Yarmouth port after the levying of several sums upon him and his sureties by extent, he having been committed prisoner to the Fleet for said remaining debt and the Customs Commissioners having been unable to discover any further estate or security for same. The bonds of him and his sureties are hereby to be delivered up and vacated. King's Warrant Book XI, pp. 89–90.
Royal sign manual for 300l. to John Rossiter as royal bounty: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of June 16 last. (Money warrant dated July 20 hereon. Money order dated July 24 hereon.) Ibid, p. 91. Money Book VI, p. 365. Order Book I, p. 132.
July 20. Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to William Hewer, Treasurer [for the late garrison of Tangier], to pay to the following persons (being housekeepers, merchants and victuallers belonging to the late city of Tangier) the sums detailed amounting in the whole to 5,224l. 13s. 11¾d. in full satisfaction of the debts due to them from the officers, workmen and soldiers employed on the works of the mole and fortifications there for necessaries supplied to them; as by an abstract thereof delivered to the late Treasury Lords by Sir Henry Shere, kt., Surveyor General of said works; all by reason that the great necessities of the said inhabitants call for a supply to them before the occasions of his Majesty's treasure will give way for paying the whole arrears due on account of said mole and fortifications. The said sum of 5,224l. 13s. 11¾d. is to be charged as an imprest upon said Shere in order to his deducting the same (when he shall come to discharge those arrears) from the said several officers, workmen and soldiers. Money Book VI, pp. 363–4.
Appending: schedule of said debts so due to said inhabitants from the officers, yearly contract servants and soldiers belonging to the work of the mole and fortifications.
l. s. d.
to John Sherrow, senr. 33 10 6
to John Sherrow, junr. 18 1 4
to William Carpenter 4 17 9
to Edward Tessin 7 9 3
to James Tarris 155 13 7
to Robert Cuthbert 262 12 2
to Capt. John Chappell 194 19 5
to Henry Sparkes 7 0 0
to Widow Cole 11 17 9
to Walwin Gascoygne 413 14 0
to Widow Hadman 60 0 0
to Edw. Eules [? Eccles] 26 15
to William Adams 173 14 0
to Henry Smith 4 12 3
to Jno. Clements 2 7 6
to Jno. Sams 100 7 4
to Tho. Gates 3 0 0
to Edw. Roth 100 0 0
to Lazro Boningo 172 14
to Widow Henderson 44 12 0
to Jno. Strut 12 10 6
to Widow Cabbidge 3 5 3
to Richard Boomer, senr. 57 13 1
to Richard Boomer, junr. 18 2 10½
to Edwd. Rolfe 66 19 9
to Patience Holt 20 10 0
to Jno. Baptista Bemosat 0 18 0
to Cha. Hartshorne 112 13 0
to Edwd. Crispe 490 7 0
to Diego Nartos 11 5 0
to Cha. Middleton 430 2 0
to William Wade 512 14 6
to Rich. Traherne 2 0 0
to Nicho. Cransbrough 17 0 0
to William Hall 94 15 6
to Robt. Sanderson 3 11 6
to Jno. Cole 10 2 6
to Tho. Roberts 8 15 8
to Francis Dipps 2 5 0
to Nicho. Sanford 442 13
£4,116 3
Due from officers.
to Jenkins Thomas 18 15 0
to Sir John Mordaunt 11 12 0
to William Stames 4 10 0
to Mr. Borrins 3 14 0
to Edward Roth 2 14 0
to Richard Senhouse 2 5 0
to Charles Hartshorne 0 7 6
to Mr. Hall 0 5 0
to Mris. Tobin 0 14 6
to Mris. Culliford 8 12 6
to Mris. Smith 0 8 0
to Mris. Patience Holt 15 15 0
to Widow Sherrow 20 4 2
to Mr. Wylye 8 0 0
to Jno. Eales 7 8 6
to Tho. Roberts 3 0 0
to Robt. Cuthbert 37 0 0
to Richard Bonner, senr. 27 19 5
to Francis Emms 9 3 6
to Greg Fish 7 1 10
to William Carpenter 13 10 9
to Mris. Beverley 8 1 6
to Mr. Remorat. 2 16 4
to Nicho. Sanford 71 4
£285 3
Due from the soldiers.
to James Bush etc. 823 7
(Total, 5,224l. 13s. 11¾d.)
July 20. Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to William Hewer to pay to the inhabitants of Tangier the remaining 10,000l. due to them in full of 18,600l. 5s. 10d. due to them from the English military officers serving there for debts entered against them before the Commissioners appointed by Lord Dartmouth (then Governor of Tangier) to adjust and settle said debts; towards which total said Hewer has already, by Treasurer Rochester's direction, paid 8,600l. 5s. 10d. You are to take in the notes which the officers gave the inhabitants for said debts, with their discharges to the said officers for the same; and you are to charge the present sum as an imprest on the said officers as so much advanced to them on the arrears of pay due to them: and when you are directed to pay said officers the 19 months' arrear of pay due to them for 1682, Oct., to 1684, May, you are to deduct therefrom proportionably for their said debts, that so the whole 18,600l. 5s. 10d. may be made good again to the King. Money Book VI, pp. 365–8
Appending: abstract of the debts entered at Tangier against the several military officers serving there by the late inhabitants as adjusted by Lord Dartmouth's Commissioners in 1683 and reported in April, 1684.
l. s. d.
The Governor's Regiment.
Lieut. Col. Boynton 294 8 11
Lieut. George Westcombe 115 5 1
Ensign James Hilton 93 4 3
Major Sir James Leslie 0 7 9
Lieut. Henry Withers 124 16 7
Lieut. Robert Oglevy 278 7 4
Ensign Roger Elliot 27 5 6
Capt. Jno. Gyles 18 13 9
Lieut. Wingf[iel]d Wooten 9 2 6
Lieut. Jenkin Thomas 239 6 11
Ensign And. Mortimar 161 9 9
Serjeant Williams 0 7 6
Capt. Tho. St. John 0 5 9
Lieut. Jno. Senhouse 181 3 7
Lieut. William Webster 73 19 10
Capt. Brent Eley 356 14 7
Lieut. Jno. Wingfeild 142 18 9
Ensign David Roache 53 2 6
Ensign Pitts 4 3 6
Capt. Henry Row 224 7 10
Ensign James Leslie 79 1 6
Capt. Geo. Wingfeild 58 16 3
Lieut. Char. Gerrard (? Gerrald) 191 10 1
Ensign Garret Fitz Gerrald 121 0 5
Capt. Thomas Barbour 252 0 5
Lieut. Richd. Lawes 56 7 9
Ensign Symon Duffe 108 6 4
Capt. William Mathewes 330 3 0
Lieut. Geo. Beeling 78 16 11
Ensign Geo. Kirke 8 1 5
Capt. Char. Wingfield 135 15 8
Lieut. William Staughton 176 18 7
Capt. Geo. Talbott 313 2 1
Lieut. Toby Burke 90 17 0
Ensign Jno. Senhouse
Capt. Fra. Chantrell 23 10 0
Lieut. William Norwood 70 0 2
Ensign Bernd. Tessine 11 14 3
Capt. Zouch Tate 266 11 9
Lieut. Jno. Wilson 0 6 9
Ensign Patrick Farrell 29 19 5
Capt. James Gay 395 9 8
Lieut. Jno. Pinkney 673 5 1
Ensign Vernon Parker 108 1 8
Capt. Jno. Burgess 168 4 5
Lieut. Phill Meagher 46 11 7
Ensign Martin Lester 19 17 0
Ensign Jno. Bickford 154 8 6
£6,368 9 10
The Battalion of Guards.
Col. Sackville 0 2 3
Adjutant Thomas Hussy 29 7 0
Lieut. Cha. Robinson 12 8 2
Serjeant Clarke 11 4 3
Capt. Bowes 0 3 3
Lieut. Hobson 12 11 3
Lieut. Collier 0 19 0
Corporal Buckham 7 17 4
Capt. Tollemash 0 5 9
Capt. Fortrey 0 7 0
Ensign Hill 78 10 5
Capt. Kirke 0 10 6
Lieut. Miles 9 7 6
Lieut. Holt 36 10 6
Serjeant Loggins 0 3 3
Serjeant Hawkes 5 1 3
Serjeant Bryant 13 19 3
£219 7 11
Col. Trelawney's Regiment.
Adjutant Carroll 100 3 6
Quarter Master James Bush 15 13 9
Hen. Mustoe, chirurgeon 131 16 6
Jos. Middleton, his mate 51 12 5
Hugh Davies, Drum Major 17 1 7
Jam. Scott, Armourer 46 4 3
Col. Trelawney 102 9 7
Capt. Lieut. Davies 88 16 5
Ensign Bedford 54 4 5
Lieut. Col. Churchill 2 1 0
Lieut Bing 98 15 3
Ensign Cornwall 9 6 9
Major Zach. Tiffin 32 4 5
Lieut. Chamberlaine 38 10 6
Lieut. Paget 22 7 9
Ensign Gordon 10 19 5
Capt. Hen. Trelawney 97 12 10
Lieut. Hen. Davies 117 8 10
Ensign Games 48 9 11
Capt. Fox 326 18 2
Lieut. Jno. Cole 184 0 1
Capt. Tho. Southcoate 30 17 5
Capt. Hastings 16 5 10
Lieut. Lucy 37 15 1
Ensign Labruice 118 2 9
Capt. Jno. Stroud 23 3 6
Lieut. Nicholson 40 0 0
Ensign Dulhunely 6 7 8
Capt. Saville 243 16 3
Lieut. Duncan 157 19 10
Ensign Cusheon 45 8 5
Capt. Fra. Russell 7 11 7
Lieut. Atkinson 215 17 3
Ensign Culliford 98 3 7
Capt. Char. Johnson 177 7 9
Lieut. Alexander Ramsay 107 19 7
Ensign Jno. Malham 59 16 11
Capt. Cha. Collier 289 11 3
Lieut. Ridgeley 8 9 11
Ensign Tho. Finch 90 13 4
Capt. Maur. Roache 115 4 4
Lieut. Fitz Gerrald 108 16 10
Ensign Emanll. Hobbs 100 17 3
Capt. William Webster 200 11 1
Lieut. Steph. Hobson 154 7 11
Ensign Samuell Aldus 96 0 10
Capt. Jno. Jeffreys 100 10 10
Ensign Jam. Livesey 109 17 11
Capt. Hamn. Rook 265 16 5
Lieut. Jno. Michelborne 2 2 8
Ensign William Rook 4 5 11
Capt. William Culliford 588 10 2
Capt. Edwd. Griffeth 26 11 0
Capt. Annesley 77 10 0
£5,323 18 5
The four Troops of Horse.
Capt. Mackenny 589 13 5
Quartermaster Dennise 51 6 2
Corporal Howe 54 1 8
Capt. Neatby 611 11 1
Lieut. Williams 183 8 7
Quartermaster Southerland 59 16 8
Corporal Neatby 1 0 0
Corporal Graves 23 2 2
Corporal Hayes 35 2 2
Jno. How, farrier 15 17 4
Capt. Coye 500 2 9
Lieut. Dunn 248 16 9
Quarter Master Kirke 148 6 7
Cornet Staniford 210 11 10
Corporal Crawford 25 17 4
Corporal Phillips 2 0 0
Corporal Alford 16 13 4
Capt. Langstone 215 15 6
Lieut. Langstone 209 5 10
Cornet Pownall 212 16 10
Quarter Master Brereton 103 11 11
Corporal Huggford 13 19 8
Corporal Hawker 13 0 3
Corporal Maddocks 18 15 4
suttlers Smith and Sweate 24 1 3
£3,588 14 5
The Staff Officers.
Col. Kirk, Governor 298 0 0
William Pountney, Marshal 231 8 6
Fra. Povey, storekeeper 33 16 1
James Inglish, firemaker 198 9 4
Edmd. Pipe, firemaker 4 0 0
Ewald Tessin, engineer 16 6 5
James Wieley, chirurgeon 14 0 3
Fra. de Poe, his mate 38 9 8
Ernestus Nolden, master carpenter 70 13 0
William Fancoate, his mate 18 11 4
Richard Sumner, ditto 9 7 4
Richard Bassett, captain of miners 375 10 7
Jno. Abrooke, gunsmith 89 12 6
Jno. Meagher, apothecary 17 13 6
Tho. Roberts, apothecary 63 10 0
William Morgan, chaplain 53 2 0
£1,532 10 6
The Gunners.
Job Atkins, Master Gunner 91 19 1
Jno. Clements 47 19 5
Gilbt. Christopher 35 5 5
Jno. Eccles 22 17 3
Jno. Gumbleton 52 19 8
James Hull 29 14 0
Geo. Hull 281 17 7
Tho. Holman 12 13 7
Tho. Holmes 0 8 8
Tho. Hastler [? Hostler] 50 14 7
James Harwood 202 14 11
Richd. Pethur 31 2 11
William King 11 18 9
Tho. Kimbar 23 1 6
Miles Maxfeild 26 0 4
Symon Milton 51 10 7
Henry Masters 36 0 5
Tho. Rumney 8 1 4
Peter Reding 0 18 10
Ralph Rowe 7 1 3
William Tibbalds 3 2 9
Ralph Thomas 5 7 6
John Thornton 14 19 9
John Vernon 6 0 0
William Witton 0 14 0
William Wood 30 17 9
Jno. Watts 5 18 3
William Walker 9 5 3
Edmd. Weedon 28 10 0
William Weedon 47 8 4
Tho. Williams 361 11 3
Cha. Witton 22 0 10
Tho. Wheeler 3 8 0
Ja. Hunter, Master Gunner 3 5 0
£1,567 4 9
(Full total, 18,600l. 5s. 10d.)
July 20. Money order for 5l. to William Parks, porter at the gate of the Receipt, for last June 24 quarter's attendance at the Receipt and on the officers there. Order Book I, p. 132.
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 at the Exchequer, viz.: Disposition Book V, pp. 10–12.
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 the Navy Commissioners' salaries to Mar. 25 last. 3,112 10 0
to ditto for Capt. Tosier 114 15 0
to ditto for Portsmouth Yard for 1685, June 24 quarter 5,489 10 0
to ditto for a bill of exchange for the Ruby and Boneta sloop 205 5 0
to ditto to pay off the Boneta sloop 800 0 0
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 2,000 0 0
to Sir Gabriel Silvyus, being 455l. for a quarter's ordinary and 122l. 12s. 6d. for extraordinaries 577 12 6
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 8,000 0 0
to the Cofferer of the Household 2,000 0 0
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 2,000 0 0
to Mr. Rossiter 300 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service by way of advance 900 0 0
to [ditto] more [for same] (for Mr. Trussell) 100 0 0
to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton for Crown law charges 500 0 0
Out of the imposition on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the year's service beginning Lady day last 3,500 0 0
Out of the loans on the Linen Duty Act.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance. 1,900 0 0
Out of the loan from Mr. Kingdon et al.
to the Treasurer of the Navy on the abovesaid year's service 9,500 0 0
Out of the money paid by Col. Whitley.
to ditto on same 8,000 0 0
(Same dated same to the Customs Cashier enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; said paper including only the above eight Customs items.) (Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney enclosing the like paper for the said branches of the revenue; said paper including for the Excise the above two Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following item [pay able direct out of the Excise Office on tallies], viz. 1,000l. to Mr. Toll in [part] repayment of loan: and for the Hearthmoney only the above five Hearthmoney items.)
July 20. Henry Guy to Mr. Packer [Paymaster of the Works] to let Signor Verrio have 100l. on account of the work he is doing for the King at Whitehall. The Lord Treasurer will speedily repay it to you. Disposition Book V, p. 10.
Same to the Customs Cashier to forthwith pay 100l. to Sir Nicho. Butler. Place same on your account of incidents. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 17,424l. to William Hewer, Treasurer for the late Garrison of Tangier, out of the like sum by him lent or to be lent on the credit of the duty on linens. Ibid, p. 12.
Same to same to issue 1,298l. 13s. 9d. to me [Guy] for secret service, "out of the money paid into the Exchequer by his Majesty's command." Ibid.
July 20. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to permit the Algerines, who lately brought some prizes into Portsmouth, to dispose of part thereof for their present indispensible occasions, Customs free, under the restrictions as in my letter of the 14th inst. supra, p. 835. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 402.
Same to Visct. Preston. What is the price agreed to be paid to Monsieur Lobell for a bed and state delivered to the Wardrobe. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the Earl of Arran 260 pair of buff gloves for troopers; same being brought from Holland for the use of said Earl's Regiment. Ibid, p. 403.
Same to same to deliver [to —] 14 dozen of gloves lately seized; on payment of Custom. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer. What is due to Mr. Maurice Flyn, late Aide Major at Tangier, on his allowance of 5s. a day? Ibid.
Same to Tho. Price to deliver to Robert Brent the defeazance which Mr. Turner gave you for reassigning 230l. 4s. 4d. per an. out of Sir Robert Vyner's patent [for his banker's annuity] to the end Turner may assign same to the King "towards satisfaction of what you owe the King; he having promised to deliver the letters patents in his hands to Mr. Shaw," by Treasurer Rochester's direction. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed paper [missing], being Joseph Martyn's account how many beams, scales and weights will be necessary for the weighing of sugar for his Majesty's service in the Customs in the isle of Nevis. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Navy Treasurer]. If Sir John Buckworth should call at Portsmouth and have occasion for 1,500l. or 2,000l. there you are to supply him with same out of the money that shall be appointed this week for pay of the Yards at Portsmouth. The Lord Treasurer will take care to supply it again [to you for the said Yard]. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Sir Jno. Buckworth the letter I wrote you this morning concerning the Algerines. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. Mr. White has something to offer for the improvement of the Excise revenue. Hear him and report thereon. Ibid, p. 404.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed draft letter [missing] to be signed by the King on behalf of Capt. Bee. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite [as Secretary to the Forces] to prepare a warrant for payment of 206l. 5s. 6d. for ten colours made and provided by Thomas Holford for the Queen's Regiment of Foot under Col. Trelawney "according to the enclosed estimate" [missing]. Ibid.
Same to same enclosing the petition [missing] of Lieut.-Col. Archibald Douglass praying an allowance for such number of men as he did levy to recruit the five Companies under him when they were commanded to attend the Artillery in the late rebellion. You are to certify the number of men actually raised. Ibid, p. 405.
July 20. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Nicholas Murry, Customs free, a parcel of books arrived in the Civil Merchant, John Bradyle captain. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 405.
Same to Mr. Blaithwait [as Auditor of the Plantations] to report on the enclosed paper [missing] concerning a grant to the Duke of Albemarle for 51 years for the working of all mines or minerals whatsoever within his Majesty's Plantations in America. Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Chetmell as messenger and doorkeeper attending the Customs Commissioners, with lodgings in the Custom House, and as a watchman in London port loco Christopher Bostock, lately deceased. Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 149.
Same by same to same and to Sir Robert Sawyer, Attorney General, to permit the delivery of the residue of the lading of the ship Young Mary of Amsterdam, John Crewes master, and owned by Hendrick Clausen Hacke et al., merchants of Amsterdam, on payment of 100l. to the officers for their charges in the seizure and long continuance of the ship and on security given for the transportation thereof: it appearing by the Customs Commissioners' report of the 20th inst. on the said Hacke's petition ut supra, p. 809, that the offence against the Navigation Act arose by the barratry of said master. For the officers' indemnity the Attorney General is to non pros the information in the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 150.
Same by same to the Treasurer's Remembrancer, the Clerk of the Pipe, Comptroller of the Pipe et al. for the said Remembrancer to enter and record the following extract of baronets made by Charles II who have not paid or been discharged of their baronet fees of 1,095l. each, and to transmit same to the Clerk of the Pipe to the end he may issue process thereon, the Lord Treasurer having by his warrant of Jan. 26 last, supra, p. 540, directed the prosecution of such baronets and thereon process did accordingly issue, but it appearing that others were omitted by not appearing in the list or extract contained in the said warrant, "some of which have since upon search in the offices of Record been found out and are contained in the annexed extract." Also process is hereby to be renewed in all of the above cases where there has been no return made of the writs. In case of warrants for stay of process in any of the above instances the said stay is to be only till next Michaelmas term. Said process is to be delivered from time to time to Phillip Burton, solicitor for the affairs of the Treasury. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 324.
Appending: said extract or list, viz.:
Solomon Swale of Swale Hall, co. Yorks.
John Robinson of London.
George Buswell of Clipston. co. Northampton.
Basill Dixwell of Bromehouse, co. Kent.
Henry Conway of Bodhryddan, co. Flint.
Edward Green of Sampford Magna, co. Essex.
Oliver St. George of Carrick Dromrick [Carrickdrumrusk], co. Leitrim, Ireland.
Egidius Mattel [Mottel] of Leigh [Liege, Flanders].
Henry Giffard of Burstall, co. Leicester.
Griffith Williams of Penrhyn, co. Carnarvon.
Reginald Foster [Forster] of East Greenwich, co. Kent.
[John] Frederick van Freisenderfe [Freisendorf] of [Herdick] Sweden.
John Coriton of Newton, co. Cornwall.
William Doyley of Shottesham, co. Norfolk.
Thomas Camball [Cambell] of Claxhall [Clay Hall, Barking], co. Essex.
Peter Tyrrell of Hanslopp [Hanslape] and Castlethropp [Castlethorpe], co. Bucks.
July 20. Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Barons of the Exchequer to swear into office and to take the securities of Thomas Neale as Master and Worker of the Mint loco Henry Slingesby, surrendered: said sureties being Neale himself in 15,000l., Robert Price of Lincoln's Inn in 10,000l., Robert Chaplain of London, merchant, in 3,000l., Richard Onslow of London, merchant, in 500l., Edward Bovey of London, merchant, in 500l., Sir Richard Dereham of St. Martins in the Fields in 1,000l. A dedimus potestatem is to be issued to Sir John Hoskyns, Uvedall Tomkins and Herbert Westfaling for taking said Price's surety. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 325.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe to pass the lease of Princes Meadows etc. to John Arundell, ut supra, p. 696, without fine in consideration of his long and faithful services to the Crown and of his charges in clearing the title of the late King to the premises. Ibid, p. 326.
Reference by same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of George Moores for a gauger's place in the Excise in co. Chester, he having served faithfully in several employments both civil and military. Reference Book III, p. 364.
Same by same to same of the petition of Phill Parry, esq., Justice of Peace for co. Brecknock, praying for a collector's place in the Excise in one of the ridings in South Wales. Ibid.
Same by same to Richard Graham and Phillip Burton of the petition of Richard Allibon to the King for a grant of [part as follows of] the estate of Sir Robert Peyton, forfeited on his outlawry for high treason, viz.: two messuages or tenements in East Barnet, co. Herts, and 70 acres of land thereabouts in Whetstone. Ibid, p. 365.
Warrant by same to the Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall to make allowance of 3s. per hundred[weight] as follows in the account of the Receiver General of said Duchy for the year ended 1685, Sept. 29, in accordance with the special order issued by Charles II under his sign manual 1676, Sept. 23, which commanded that no persons whatsoever should presume to export any tin in what form soever out of the counties of Cornwall or Devon without having the Coinage stamp thereon and that for the encouragement of such merchants as should re-melt their tin into small bars at the public furnaces built by the direction of said order the said Receiver General should allow 3s. for every hundred [weight] of dross coming of such re-melted tin: it being alleged that the tinners have been hitherto conformable to the said order as well since the death of the late King as before. Likewise hereby to make a further allowance to the said Receiver of the sum of 14l. 18s. 5d. expended by him in repairing the Coinage Hall and building a meeting house at Helston in Cornwall. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 330.