Entry Book: Miscellaneous year, 1689-91

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9, 1689-1692. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1931.

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Miscellaneous years, 1689-91

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
1689. June 14. Royal letters patent appointing Henry Overkirke, esq., to be Master of the Horse : during pleasure : with the fee of 100l. per an. and with all other fees, emoluments, rights etc. as heretofore enjoyed by George. Duke of Albemarle, George. Duke of Buckingham, James. Duke of Monmouth, Charles, Duke of Richmond and Lennox or the Commissioners for him, George. Lord Dartmouth, and before them by Robert. Earl of Essex, Robert, Earl of Leicester, Sir Henry Jarnegan, Sir Edward Hastings, John Dudley, Earl of Warwick. George, Duke of Buckingham. Edward, Earl of Worcester, and James, Duke of Hamilton. King's Warrant Book XVI, pp. 123-4.
1690. Dec. 19. For the money warrant for 30l to Ephraim Sandford, see supra, p. 1044. Money Book X, p. 580.
Dec. 23. Treasury warrant to Henry Guy to cancel and deliver up the bond for 1,000l. which was given 1688. Aug. 1, to James II by Sir Tho. Griffith, kt., Tho. Hartopp, Richard Holt and James Keeke of London, merchants, the late intended Farmers of the Pre-emption of Tin, conditioned for the payment of that sum to the King when they should become possessed of the tin at the then next ensuing coinage : all by reason that the said farm is broke and the Treasury Lords having agreed to the delivery up of said bond on the said Farmers' accompting and answering the whole Coinage Duty to and for the year ended at Michaelmas, 1688 ; it appearing from a certificate of the Deputy Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall that the same is answered to the Receiver thereof, except 500l. which was paid to the Earl of Bath by a direction with which the Treasury Lords are satisfied. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 403.
1690-1. Jan. 8. Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Kensington. Jan. 1 inst., for the Hopefull Merchant (Hopewell Merchant). Mathew Hatton commander, bound for Cadiz, to be permitted to sail under the same condition as the other ships bound thither except that of going with the convoy in case the convoy be gone before she can reach them : it appearing from the certificate of Samuel Tirrill. deputy collector outwards, London port, that said ship was entered out Sept. 4 last, laden with rich goods and her commander gave bond according to the regulations of the Order in Council of Sept. 25 last, but she was left out of the list, presented to the King, of ships cleared out of said port.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 277.
Jan. 14. Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Gibbons, ut supra, p. 328. with Serjt. Ryley's report thereon. Reference Book VI, p. 111.
Jan. 21. For the confirmation of Christopher Barrett's salary warrant as searcher of Yarmouth, see supra, p. 188. Money Book X, p. 60.
Jan. 27. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Hugh Ackland, landwaiter at Truro under Charles II, but discharged as superannuated and unable to execute his office : praying restoration thereto for the relief of himself and family. Reference Book VI, p. 304.
Mar. 11. William Jephson to the Earl of Ranelagh to forthwith assign 5,000l. to Sir Joseph Herne (who has a procuration in this behalf from the President de la Tour, Envoy from the Duke of Savoy), together with the interest thereon ; said sum being due to be paid to said Duke in this present month of March on the orders which you [Ranelagh] have upon the new Customs. By the assignment to Sir Joseph the interest is to take effect from the date of such assignment and the intermediate interest accruing before such date from the original date of the orders is to be surcharged in your account [as Paymaster of the Forces] for the King's benefit. Disposition Book IX, p. 99.
Mar. 12. Royal letter by the Queen to the Governor of Maryland. We have been informed by your letter of July 11 last of your receipt of our letter of 1689-90, Feb. 1, and of your obedience thereto. Having since heard what your Deputies and Agents have offered, we have thought fit to take our Province of Maryland under our immediate care and protection and to appoint Lionel Copley, esq., to be Governor thereof. Until his arrival you are to continue the administration of the Government and to take care that a moiety of the impost of 2s. per hogshead of tobacco exported be collected for the use of the Government there and to permit the other moiety and the duty of 14d. per ton to be collected and paid to Lord Baltimore as Proprietory of our said Province.
We have been informed of the murder of our late collector [John Paine] and have some time past directed the Lieutenant Governor and Council of our Colony and Dominion of Virginia to do all possible to bring the offenders to speedy justice within Maryland if the offence should appear committed there and in that case to convey the offenders thither to await trial.
Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 364-5.
Mar. 24. Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Capt. Christopher Billop, ut supra, p. 1062, with the Customs Commissioners' report thereon. Reference Book VI, p. 297.
1691. May 15. Treasury warrant to same not to prosecute Peter Shuttleworth or his sureties as a collector of Hearthmoney for the 151l. 8s. 10d. owing on his account, viz. 5s. 1d. on his account ended at Michaelmas, 1686, and 131l. 5s. 9d. for Lady day, 1687, and 19l. 18s. 0d. surcharged on him for the two half years in which he did not bring in his account, he not having collected after 1687, Lady day : it appearing on enquiry that he and his father and sureties have fallen into decay in their estates, and are not able to satisfy the debt. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, pp. 431-2.
Sept. 30. Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual [to the Lords Justices, Ireland], to pass a grant under the great seal of Ireland to James Roche, mariner, of all the Crown's title and interest by the attainder as below [whether the same be in the whole or only in part thereof as below] of and in the ferries [ferry] of Kinsale, which by patent of 1679, Aug. 1 [supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VIII, pp. 1953-5], was, with many other ferries, granted to the Duke of Monmouth, whose title is conceived as forfeited by his attainder, but that by deed dated 1683, May 8. Joseph Myhell (having purchased from the said Duke before said attainder) granted to Anthony Stawell a third part thereof for ever and similarly William Brooks by deed of 1683, July 2 [having similarly purchased], granted a sixth part thereof to the said Stawell. The present grant is in consideration that said Roche was sent by Major General Kirke into Londonderry at the time of the siege with notice of the intended relief and did with great hazard of his life perform that considerable service by swimming up the river into the town and was forced to stay two nights in the water and received three wounds from the enemy's shot, whereby he is disabled in his body and prejudiced in his health : and the Lords Justices having by their letter of July 29 last reported on his petition and advised as above concerning the Crown's title. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, pp. 98-9.
Oct. 5. Treasury warrant to the Commissioners for Excise and Hearthmoney [arrears] to discharge William Brookes, late collector of Hearthmoney, of the sums due from him on his accounts thereof, viz. 153l. 10s. 0d. on his accounts for the half year ended at 1688. Michaelmas, and 76l. 16s. 6d. for the succeeding half year ended 1689, Mar. 25. and 3l. 14s. 0d. for money by him not discharged in his collection books : it appearing that said Brookes is very poor and has been so, as he alleges, by reason of theft committed on him by his servant maid his whole estate consisting of a few household goods scarce worth a seizure, his wife now with child and five children : and that James Price, one of his sureties, who was formerly a collector of Hearthmoney, is now fallen from a good credit into decay ; and Edward Bedford, his other security, late a vintner near the Savoy, is likewise fallen to decay. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 379.
Oct. 9. Treasury confirmation of the dormant warrant of 1690. April 10. for the pension of 100l. per an. to Amias and Juliana Hext : same to be payable by Mr. Knight, the present Cashier of Customs. Money Book X, p. 226.
Oct. 20. Treasury reference to William Blathwayt [as Auditor of the Plantations] of the petition of Col. Richier for payment of 240l. for his salary for one year to Oct. 3 last as Lieutenant Governor of Bermudas. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 344-5.
Oct. 21. Treasury order for the execution of a Treasury warrant of 1684. Nov. 27. concerning the sending out of Coast Books, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books. Vol. VII. p. 1415. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 458.
Oct. 29. Money order for 1,459l. 15s. 5½d. to John Packer, ut infra, p. 1488. Order Book III, p. 246.
Oct. 30. Royal letters patent constituting Sir Edward Nevill (a Baron of the Exchequer) to be one of the Justices of the Common Pleas. King's Warrant Book XVI, p. 177.
Oct. 31. Same granting to John Powell Serjeant at Law, the office of one of the Barons of the Coif of the Exchequer. Ibid, p. 143.
Nov. 14. Money order for 30l. to William Clarke, esq., Keeper of Bagshot Rails in Windsor Forest, for one year to 1690, Michaelmas, on his allowance for providing hay for the deer there. Order Book III, p. 240.
Nov. 23. Henry Guy to Mr. Hutchinson [Solicitor to the Customs] to stay process against Sir Cornwall Bradshaw till next term and no longer. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 167.
Nov. 27. Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords, making an addition of 10s. a day to the allowance of 50s. a day ordinary granted by the privy seal of 1689, Sept. 30, to John Andrew Eckhart, esq., as Resident at Brussels : to be payable as from Lady day last. King's Warrant Book XVI, p. 165.
Henry Guy to the King's Remembrancer to add Thomas Simpson, Robert Callys and Samuell Taylor, all of the city of Chester, esqs., to the Commission, ut supra, p. 1336, for enquiry as to lands overflowen by the river Dee. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 170.
Nov. 30. Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 1,750l. to Henry Guy on any unsatisfied orders in his name for secret service : to be satisfied by tallies on the Tenths due in any dioceses at Christmas last or that shall be due at Christmas next, "as shall be desired in that behalf." Money Book XI, p. 245.
Dec. 7. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant to Richard Opie of Upton Gray, co. Southants, of the debt of 201l. 13s. 10½d. owing to the King by Thomas Tannat, late collector of Customs, Poole port. King's Warrant Book XVI, pp. 142-3.
Dec. 8. Money order for 294l. 11s. 10d. to John Walker. Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries delivered to the officers of said Court in 1691, Michaelmas term. Order Book III, p. 235.
Dec. 12. Privy seal granting to Thomas Turst, esq., the office and place of a Serjeant at Arms in ordinary, with the wages and fee of 3s. a day and 2s. 6d. a day in lieu of board wages : loco Richard Shoreditch, surrendered : during pleasure : as from Michaelmas last. King's Warrant Book XVI, p. 140.
Dec. 21. Royal warrant to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, to prepare debentures for the pay of the Regiments of Foot commanded by Lieut. Gen. Mackay, Col. Ramsey and the Earl of Angus, for the months of January, February, March and April last, according to the musters that were taken of them in the month of May following. Ibid, p. 174.
Dec. 24. Treasury reference to the Commissioners of the Transports of the petition of John Edwards, master of the John of Bristol, shewing that after his said ship had served their Majesties in carrying bread for the Army in Ireland and got her discharge she was immediately prest to carry sick and wounded men to Dublin ; for which service he has had no satisfaction ; therefore praying that the Commissioners of Transports be ordered to state his accounts and that he may have an order for payment. Reference Book VI, p. 363.