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Entry Book: June 1689, 1-15

Pages 144-159

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

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June 1689, 1-15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
June 1. Treasury dormant warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay to the Earl of Shrewsbury and Earl of Nottingham 207l. 14s. 8d. each for last Lady day quarter on their yearly sum of 1,850l. each as Secretaries of State as by the privy seal of Mar. 25 last ; they having by a writing dated Mar. 25 last agreed to accept said sum as in full of said quarter : together with dormant warrant clause for payment of said [full sum of] 1,850l. per an. hereafter.
In the margin : a later Treasury order dated 1689-90, Mar. 24, for the execution of this warrant.
Money Book X, p. 26.
Same dormant to the Auditor of Wales and to the Receiver of Crown Revenues of North Wales to pay and allow to John Trenchard 100l. per an. salary as Chief Justice of Chester and Flint ; 100l. per an. salary and 30l. per an. diet money as Chief Justice of cos. Denbigh and Montgomery ; 100l. per an. salary and 50l. per an. diet money as Chief Justice of the Council in the Marches of Wales : all which have been usually paid out of the [Crown] revenues of North Wales. Ibid, p. 27.
[William Jephson] to the Excise Commissioners to pay the 2,250l. tallies for the Duke of Northumberland, supra, p. 136, by 750l. a time at June 24, Sept. 29 and Dec. 25 next. Disposition Book VIII, p. 10.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, 700 swords, 650 belts with their "cartrages," and 650 fuzees which have lately arrived from Holland for the use of the Regiment commanded by Monsieur Challimot. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 32.
Same to Mr. Crisp at Dornford House, near Woodstock. In reply to yours of the 29th ult., the office of Receiver General of the Poll money for co. Oxford is already disposed of by the Treasury Lords. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Wood, Deputy Receiver of the present Aid in Yorkshire. In reply to yours of the 29th ult., my Lords will send you directions by next Tuesday's post concerning the money in your hands of the present Aid. Ibid, p. 33.
Treasury reference to Robert Humphreys, Deputy Auditor of Wales, of the petition of Sir William Williams for renewal of his patent as steward of the Hundred of Memay [Menai] and Rosefaire [Rhosfair alias Newborough] in co. Anglesea. Reference Book VI, p. 47.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jonathan Crone for a landwaiter's place in Barnstaple port, he having been forced to fly out of Ireland.
Edwd. Heathwaite for a landwaiter's place in the Customs.
Charles Lock for the place of Deputy Surveyor of the Act of Navigation.
Ibid, pp. 47, 48.
June 3. Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 427. 13s. 9d. to Gilbert, Bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, for three quarters to Lady day last on the 570l. 5s. 0d. per an. for the support of the honour of that Order as by the privy seal of May 16 last, supra, p. 103. Money Book X, p. 28.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue the Dutch money now in the Exchequer (which according to your last certificate is 7,735l. 19s. 2½d.) to the Earl of Ranelagh for the use of the Forces now in Holland. Disposition Book VIII, p. 11.
Same to same to issue to Sir Rowland Gwyn, Treasurer of the Chamber, the 466l. 13s. 4d. appointed for him May 16 last, supra, p. 123 : same to be as part of his 30,000l., supra, p. 143. (Same to said Gwyn to pay same to William Ryder in full of his salary 1688, Sept. 29, to 1689, April 25, as Master of the Harriers.) Ibid.
Treasury warrants dormant for the salary of 1,000l. per an. each to respectively Sir John Holt as Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench ; Sir William Dolben, Sir William Gregory and Giles Eyre, Serjeant at Law, as Justices of the King's Bench ; Sir Henry Pollexfen as Lord Chief Justice of Common Pleas ; Sir John Powell, Peyton Ventris, Serjeant at Law, and Thomas Rokeby, Serjeant at Law, as Justices of Common Pleas ; Sir Robert Atkyns, Kt. of the Bath, as Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer ; Sir Edward Nevile, Ed. Lechmere, Serjeant at Law, and John Turton, Serjeant at Law, as Barons of the Exchequer. (With a marginal note of the confirmation dated 1689-90, Mar. 24, of this order.) Money Book X, p. 30.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to permit the transport to Ireland, duty free, of 150 chaldron of coal bought by the Ordnance Office : same being for his Majesty's immediate service. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 33.
Same to same, enclosing (a) infra.
Appending : (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Hampton Court, May 30 last, made upon reading a presentment from the Customs Commissioners setting forth that the coast and Channel are very much infested by French privateers whereby the Virginia ships and the wine ships which lately put into the Western ports and other ships coming through the Channel (which pay considerably to the revenue) are in great danger. It is hereby ordered that said Commissioners be informed that there are six frigates cruising in the Soundings, three or four between the Isle of Wight and the islands of Jersey and Guernsey, and that there are some of his Majesty's frigates cruising between Calais and the South Foreland.
Ibid.
Treasury warrant to same to observe an Order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall May 30 ult., to give permission to any ship which was in any port of the islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark or the Isle of Man within the time fixed by the Proclamation of the 18th inst. May (which prohibited the importation or retailing of any commodities of the growth or manufacture of France) to import into England or Wales on payment of the usual duties such [of the said] commodities as had been already imported to said islands and there lodged and detained for want of conveyance hither by reason of the present disturbance of affairs.
[Other than as above] the said Proclamation is also hereby to be put in execution by prosecuting goods imported contrary thereto : the Customs Commissioners having expressed a doubt whether an information will lie on the said Proclamation ; on which doubt the King has taken the advice of his learned counsel.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, pp. 17-18.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Richard Courtney (son of Sir William Courtney of Powderham Castle, co. Devon, bart.) for the office of Surveyor General of Customs.
Richard Lowther for a customer's place in Hull or Newcastle port.
Edmund Hampden, proposing John Thorpe as deputy for his office of King's waiter, London port.
Reference Book VI, p. 47.
Same to William Blathwayte of the petition of Ben. Cooling and Nathll. Cox, Keepers of the Council Chamber, praying that their fee of 2s. a day each for attending the Committee of Plantations may be put into the privy seal for the Plantation Office now to be renewed. Ibid.
June 4. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to grant to John Earle, gent., the office of Register of Seizures (Register of all goods, ships, wares and merchandizes that shall be seized or stayed in any port of England, Wales or Berwick): with the fees of 106l. 13s. 4d. per an. and 93l. 6s. 8d. per an., payable from Christmas last : all as amply as William Culliford or any other predecessor therein. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 120.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 50,000l. to Richard, Lord Coote, of Colooney, Treasurer to the Queen : as imprest for the service of the Queen. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 121.
Same to same for a same for the salary of 210l. per an. to the supervisor or conservator and the keepers of Dean Forest, viz. 100l. per an. to Capt. William Wolseley, supervisor or conservator, 80l. per an. amongst the six keepers there and 30l. per an. to be distributed according to the quantity of enclosures within their respective walks and districts : (which fees were granted by James II) : and further for the payment of 525l. for 2½ years' arrears thereon to Lady day last, which cannot be paid [without the present authorisation] by reason that the privy seal of James II is void. Ibid, p. 122.
Royal sign manual for 10,000l. to Thomas Neale, esq., Master and Worker of the Mint, as imprest for the service of the Mint. (Money warrant dated June 7 hereon.) (Money order dated June 12 hereon. With a later marginal order, dated 1690, May 26, for the execution of this order.) Ibid, p. 123. Money Book X, p. 33. Order Book III, p. 15.
Same for 250l. to John Black, Stephen Black and Zachary Bayly, clothiers, without account : as in repayment of the like sum by them voluntarily lent to the King. (Money warrant dated June 7 hereon.) (Money order dated June 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 123. Money Book X, p. 29. Order Book III, p. 14.
Same for 502l. 10s. 2d. to Joseph and Nathaniel Horneby, esqrs., for 6 per cent. interest to 1688-9, Jan. 5, on several sums by them lent to Charles II : as by an account thereof stated by Auditor Aldworth and allowed by the Treasury Lords May 6 last. (Money warrant dated June 7 hereon.) (Money order dated June 7 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 124. Money Book X, p. 30. Order Book III, p. 14.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal dormant for payment of sums amounting to 850l. per an. to William Blathwait, constant attendant upon the business of the Plantation Office (the Committee of Trade and Plantations), viz. 400l. per an. for the Clerks of the Privy Council in attendance thereon ; 250l. per an. to said Blathwayt for constant attendance thereon ; 150l. per an. to the three clerks constantly employed therein ; 50l. per an. to a messenger and his assistant : together with all such extraordinaries as shall be certified by any three of the Lords of said Committee : all to be payable quarterly as from Lady day last. This privy seal to take the place of the privy seal of 1678, July 31, which allowed 909l. 10s. 0d. per an. for said office. King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 124-6.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Thomas Aram of the office of Solicitor of Excise : with 200l. per an. salary, during pleasure, as granted to him 1685, Nov. 25. Ibid, p. 132.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 114l. 7s. 6d. to Walter Middleton for 7½ years to Lady day last on his fee of 15l. 5s. 0d. per an. as customer and collector of Milford port. Money Book X, p. 28.
Same, dormant, to same to pay said fee in future to said Middleton. Ibid.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of any unappropriated money in the Exchequer, viz. : Disposition Book VIII, p. 11.
l. s. d.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 5,476 11 5
to ditto for the Dutch troops 15,000 0 0
to William Harbord for the Forces for Ireland 10,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy on the Navy ordinary 3,000 0 0
to ditto for the Victuallers 6,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance on the Ordnance Office ordinary. 1,000 0 0
to ditto for the Train for Ireland 4,000 0 0
to the Earl of Portland for the Privy Purse 500 0 0
to Tho. Lloyd for the Works 650 0 0
£45,626 11 5
Same to the Customs Commissioners to instruct, by this post, the collectors of the ports of Newcastle, Berwick, Carlisle, Lancaster, Liverpool, Chester and other the northern ports to pay to Charles Toll, Deputy Paymaster of the Forces (who is gone into the North with the Commissioners for Regulating the Army) all such money as they have or shall receive of their respective collections ; and to take said Toll's bills on the Earl of Ranelagh [for their reimbursement]. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 33.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney for the like directions to their collectors and receivers at Newcastle, Morpeth, Berwick, Carlisle, Peroth [Penrith], Kendal, Lancaster, Preston, Warrington, Chester, Liverpool and places adjacent thereto. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Toll. If any of the receivers of the present Aid in any of the counties which you shall pass through have money in their hands and find it will be a convenience to them to pay it to you you may draw bills on the Earl of Ranelagh for such money and the Treasury Lords will take care that he has funds to honour them : so that such moneys may be duly answered to the said receivers' respective agents here [in London]. Ibid, p. 34.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing the above Orders of Council, and the Proclamations, dated May 18 last, concerning French goods etc. brought into Jersey and Guernsey, supra, p. 146. Send them to the places concerned. Ibid, p. 35.
The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners of the Great Seal. You scruple to pass the grant to Col. Berkeley and Mr. Walters of the office of one of the two searchers at Gravesend because of their power to act by deputy. The patents of this nature usually pass with this clause and in the member ports the service requires such deputies "and Gravesend being no other than a member of the port of London, where deputies have often been appointed, we desire that such deputies as this Board shall approve of may be authorized to act as hath been usually practised in the like cases. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the Earl of Ranelagh's Office at the Horse Guards tomorrow morning to seal some things which are to go for Holland for his Majesty's immediate service. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 35.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Lunn for a landcarriagewaiter's place [London port].
Christopher Allison for a landwaiter's place, ibid.
William Blakeston for a same in Newcastle port.
Mathias Miller (for 17 years Comptroller of Carlisle port) for the searcher's place [ibid] loco Sutton Oglethorpe, deceased.
John Westmerland for a landwaiter's place, London port.
Reference Book VI, pp. 48, 49.
Same to same of the petition of John Jaggard and Ambrose Cox of London, merchants, shewing that the ship Guift of God did carry his Majesty's stores to Scotland ; that there was some French Bay salt to be sold there and they have imported some of it in said ship to London ; therefore praying leave to enter it, as most of it is for the use of the Navy Victuallers.
If the case of those petitioners is similar to those intended to be relieved by the Order in Council of May 30 last [supra, p. 146] the salt is to be admitted to entry on paying the usual duty.
Ibid, p. 48.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Anthony Trethewy for a fresh lease of the pool of Sutton, near Plymouth, of which Lord Arundell of Trerice, deceased, had a lease which he mortgaged to petitioner, who is now in possession. Ibid, p. 50.
June 6. Privy seal for 3l. a day as ordinary to Sir Paul Ricaut, kt., as Resident with the Hanse Towns : the first quarter to be payable in advance : with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 121.
Same for 500l. for equipage and 5l. a day as ordinary to Alexander Stanhope as Resident at Florence ("our Envoy to reside at Florence") : to be payable ut supra etc. Ibid, p. 127.
William Jephson to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay to Monsieur Vanderech for the use of the Dutch Troops the 15,000l. this week directed [supra, p. 148] to be issued to you for them. Disposition Book VIII, p. 12.
Same to the Earl of Bath [Lord Warden of the Stannaries] and Mr. Boscawen, enclosing the petitions of the (four) supervisors of the tin blowing houses in Cornwall and Devon. You are to report how far the continuance of the said office is necessary for the king's service. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 34.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, the goods of Mr. Sgravemore and Madame Zuilichem.
Appending : schedule of said goods (including equipage and clothes, Mris. Pieterson's coffer, Mr. Sone's coffer and other items belonging to the King's Secretary, Huigens, with his lady "and is come over along with Madame Sgravemore.")
Out Letters (General) XII, pp. 35-6.
Same to same to permit Charles Middleton to lade, Customs free, the provisions and cloths for the Train of Artillery now fitting out for this present expedition for Ireland.
Appending request, dated this day, for same from the Ordnance officers and list of said provisions etc.
Ibid, p. 37.
Same to same to send to the lodgings of Monsieur Overkirke, Great Master of the Horse to the King, his baggage, detailed, which is brought over in the Mary yacht and the ship Friendship. Ibid, p. 38.
Treasury reference to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Hugh Bowen for some employment in the Excise ; he having been forced out of Ireland. Reference Book VI, p. 49.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Wenman (Wenmam) for a landwaiter's place, London port.
John Chamber for a same, ibid.
Tho. Fletcher for a tidesman's place, Scarborough port.
Ibid, pp. 49, 50.
Same to same of the petition of Herman Olmius et al., merchants of London, shewing that the Mathew of London arrived at Bordeaux from Amsterdam in April last, and being laded with wines and brandy might have arrived in the time limited by the Proclamation but for contrary winds and extraordinary accidents. Therefore pray for her to be admitted to entry. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of John Fentzell, Fran. Miller et al. merchants of London, shewing that of late years it has been permitted to bring in iron wire under the denomination of steel wire, but about a month since several parcels were seized : pray the like order as granted in John Kay's case, supra, p. 121. Ibid.
June 7. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Charles Godolphin, esq., of the office of Assaymaster of Tin or Tryer of the Tin at all the Coinages of tin within the counties of Cornwall and Devon : to hold by himself or deputy : during pleasure : with the salary of 200l. per an. out of the revenues of the Duchy of Cornwall as from Christmas last. King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 127-8.
Same to same for a same to grant to Sir Christopher Wrenn, kt., the office of Surveyor of the Works : to be executed by himself or deputy : with the fees of 2s. a day for himself and 6d. a day for his clerk out of the Exchequer as from Lady day last, and the usual allowance (out of the Office of Works) of 4s. a day for diet, boat hire and riding charges : together with the office of Comptroller of the Works of Windsor Castle, with the fee of 6d. a day payable out of the revenues of said Castle. Ibid, p. 128.
Royal sign manual for 10,000l. to William, Earl of Portland, for the Privy Purse : without account. (Money warrant dated June 11 hereon.) (Money order dated June 12 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 129. Money Book X, p. 33. Order Book III, p. 14.
Treasury warrant to Mr. Fox, Customs Cashier, to pay 19l. 11s. 8d. to Richard Meredith for last Lady day quarter of his fee of 78l. 6s. 8d. per an. as customer of Chester port : with dormant clause for payment of said salary in future.
Together with : a later marginal entry of a warrant dated 1690, April 28, of confirmation hereof.
Money Book X, p. 29.
Money warrant for 273l. to Sir Paul Rycaut for a quarter's advance on his ordinary as Resident with the Hanse Towns. (Money order dated June 7 hereon.) Ibid, p. 29. Order Book III, p. 13.
Same for 30,000l. to Ralph, Earl of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe, as imprest for the Great Wardrobe and in part of the 100,000l. by the privy seal of the 6th inst., supra, p. 139. (Money order dated June 7 hereon. In the margin : a later order of confirmation dated 1690, Mar. 28, hereof.) Money Book X, p. 31. Order Book III, p. 13.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay 75l. to Samuell Clarke for last Lady day quarter on his annuity.
In the margin : a later order of confirmation dated 1690, April 10, hereof.
Money Book X, p. 31.
Same dormant to same to pay Giles Lytcott's salary of 1,000l. per an. from Lady day last.
In the margin : a later order dated 1690, Mar. 28, of confirmation hereof.
Ibid, p. 34.
Same to the auditor concerned to allow in the account of Nicholas Sugar, as Receiver of the sede vacante revenues of the Archbishopric of York, the sum of 253l. 8s. 7d. which he in Nov. last paid to the Earl of Danby, now Marquess of Carmarthen, and others at the city of York. Ibid, p. 31.
William Jephson to the Earl of Nottingham to amend the bill for one of the searcher's places at Gravesend by changing Christopher Water's name to Walters. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 39.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing the opinion of the Attorney and Solicitor General to your memorial desiring the Barons of the Exchequer "to sign such informations upon which process has been brought since the Exchequer has had a new seal, at least the informations of seizure whereupon writs of appraisement have issued and where the rule is out and judgment ought to be entered by nihil dicit." Ibid.
Same to Mr. Russell to send to the Treasury Lords every week a certificate of the receipts and payments in your office [of Treasurer of the Navy]. Ibid.
Same (dated Hampton Court) to the Customs Commissioners to permit the transport, Customs free, of 23 horses belonging to Lord Lexinton, Envoy to the Elector of Brandenburg. Ibid, p. 40.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of Stamford Wallace, rector of St. Thomas' Church in Winchester, praying payment of the two years' tythes due to him out of the ground which Charles II built his house upon there. Reference Book VI, p. 49.
Treasury reference to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of George Long for a lease of the coal mines in Stratton Super Fosse ; he being ready to pay 6l. to Mr. Tooker, deceased, for his charge in sinking pits in the premises. Reference Book VI, p. 49.
June 8. Treasury dormant warrant to the Auditor for Wales and to the Receivers of Crown Revenues in North Wales and South Wales to allow and pay to Charles, Earl of Macclesfield, as President of the Council in the Marches of Wales and out of the said revenues 1,106l. 13s. 4d. per an. for diet, 800l. per an. for his Court and Household and 400l. per an. for a stable, all ut supra, p. 140. Money Book X, p. 32.
William Jephson to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the petition of Elizabeth Brebam, shewing that her husband, Francis Brebam, served as kettle drummer to the 2nd Troop of Guards and is in arrear several liveries which he ought to receive with the Trumpeters and is now gone with the Troop to Holland and left her with nothing to maintain her. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 39.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send and deliver, Customs free, at New Castle House the household goods of the Duchess of Albemarle, who is newly arrived from Jamaica ; said goods being on board the Terra Nova, Capt. Daniel, the Generous Hanah, Capt. Ston, the James and Mary, Capt. Strong, and the Princess, Capt. Lun. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the petition of Thomas Bruce, showing that he is of the Royal Regiment of Foot, that the King has appointed him Second Quartermaster thereof, but there is no pay settled for same on the [Army] establishment : therefore prays same to be ordered. Ibid, p. 40.
Same to the Customs Commissioners for a list of such officers of the Customs as complied upon the questions of repealing the Penal Laws and such as were removed upon refusal. Ibid.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Bedford Whiting for a surveyor's place in the Customs.
Clere Wyndham for a landsurveyor's place, London port ; there being several vacant.
Peter Stepkin for the searcher's place, Carlisle port, loco Sutton Oglethorpe, deceased.
William Knoyle for the collector's place, Lyme port.
Charles Melvill for some place in the Customs ; he having been collector of Excise in Dublin and forced to fly thence.
Reference Book VI, pp. 50, 51.
Treasury warrant dormant to same to pass inwards or outwards, Customs free, all horses, arms, ammunition and other provisions of war which shall appear to be for his Majesty's service, together with the wearing apparel and other necessaries of the persons attending or conducting the same : all by reason that there is a frequent transport of such horses etc. to and from Holland, Scotland and Ireland and the delay of obtaining particular Treasury direction in each particular case may be prejudicial to his Majesty's service. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 24.
June 10. William Jephson to the Attorney General to report whether Charles Orchard's patent as customer of Exeter port entitles him for life or not. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 40.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Christian for a new patent of his office of customer of Carlisle port. Reference Book VI, p. 51.
Treasury letters patent authorising Henry Clarke of the Inner Temple, gent., to attend the Office of Compositions for Alienations for entering all writs of Covenant and writs of Entre : as amply etc. as he, or Rob. Westcombe or Ciprian Moore or any other heretofore have exercised same. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 34.
The like for George Morley, gent., one of the Masters of the High Court of Chancery, to attend in the above Office for taking oaths and signing all writs of Covenant and writs of Entre ; all as amply etc. as Nath. Crew, Richard Courthop, John Pottenger or any other heretofore therein. Ibid.
The like for Edward Nicholas as Receiver of said Office of Alienations : as amply etc. as he or Sir Arthur Aty, kt., Sir John Suckling, kt., Henry Tweedy, esq., Thomas Bond, esq., or any other predecessor therein : with the annuity or yearly fee of 160l. Ibid, p. 35.
June 11. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 10,000l. to William, Earl of Portland, "whom we have appointed to the superintendency of all our gardens belonging to all and every of our royal palaces" in England : to be as imprest for the service of said gardens. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 129.
Same to same for a same for 50l. to Charles I's Hospital at Westminster for fatherless children and 50l. to the churchwardens of St. Margaret, Westminster, for relief of the poor of said parish : in both cases for one year to Christmas last : with dormant clause for the continuance of said sums yearly. Ibid, p. 130.
Treasury dormant warrant to Edward Nicholas, esq., Receiver General in the Alienation Office, to pay the respective fees of the officers thereof, viz. 40l. per term each to Peregrine Bertie, James Saunderson and William Glanvill as Commissioners ; same to said Nicholas as Receiver ; 20l. per term to George Morley as Master of Chancery ; 5l. per term each to Henry Clerke and Samuel Rhodes as clerks and 5l. per term for incidents. Money Book X, p. 33.
Money warrant for 955l. to Alexander Stanhope, Resident at Florence 500l. thereof as equipage and 455l. for three months' ordinary by way of advance. (Money order dated June 17 hereon.) Ibid, p. 34. Order Book III, p. 15.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer, viz. : Disposition Book VIII, p. 12.
l. s. d.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for subsistence for the English Forces 3,561 15 0
to ditto in part for clearing four new Regiments 3,663 6 4
to William Harbord for the Forces designed for Ireland 8,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy to pay off the Dragon 9,200 0 0
to ditto to pay off the Saphir 5,580 0 0
to ditto for the Monmouth yacht 530 0 0
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Dutch Troops 10,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance to buy horses for the [Artillery] Train for Ireland 5,000 0 0
to the Privy Purse 500 0 0
to the twelve Judges 3,000 0 0
to the Masters in Chancery 1,100 0 0
to Mr. Trenchard 125 0 0
to me [Jephson] for secret service 2,500 0 0
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Van Datseler for a landsurveyor's place in the Customs. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 40.
William Jephson to Mr. Noell. The Treasury Lords have considered the Excise Commissioners' memorial concerning the collecting the arrears of Hearthmoney. You are to "forthwith go and take off the stop of the Proclamation at the Secretary's office." Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to employ in the Customs (as vacancies fall) such as have had offices in the Customs, Ireland, and are fled thence by reason of the present calamity fallen upon the Protestants of that kingdom, whose case the King compassionates. (The like letter to the Excise Commissioners for Excise officers.) Ibid, p. 41.
Treasury warrant to same to allow to Peter Knight, commander of the Customs sloop Enquiry, an additional crew of eight men to make her complement eleven men and a boy ; and likewise to the Observator sloop 20 men to make her complement 30 men : and to pay 110l. for arms and other stores for said sloops : and likewise to add four men to the crew of six men of the Adventure smack and 11l. 8s. 0d. for arms and stores for her. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 18.
Same to same to deliver goods as follow belonging to several persons who have lately fled from Ireland in distress, viz. sugar and spices to John Hartley brought to Whitehaven port ; molasses to William Warenfield brought to Liverpool port ; spice to Samuell Traveis brought to same port ; Jamaica sugar to Isaac Holroid consigned by him from Dublin to William Clayton at Liverpool ; grogram yarn containing raw thrown silk to Joseph Kenn, which he brought to same port ; Barbados sugar, smalts etc. to Triall Traveis which he brought from Dublin to Liverpool ; haberdashery to James King and Thomas Somervill. Ibid, pp. 18-19.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of John Vandatseler for a landsurveyor's place in the Customs.
Robert Short for a landwaiter's place, London port.
John Dryden for renewal of his patent as petty customer of woollen cloth in London port.
Richard Kinnersley for the collector's place of Whitehaven port.
Peregrine Bertie (landsurveyor in London port) for the place of one of the general surveyors to supervise and inspect the outports "if the said offices shall be renewed."
John Manley for the place of collector of Chester port.
Robert Swinfen for a landwaiter's place, London port.
Reference Book VI, pp. 51, 52.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Frontin et al. for allowance on the duty of wine imported in uncertain cask, which have fallen short by 36 gallons to the tun. Reference Book VI, p. 51.
Treasury warrant to the Excise Commissioners to direct the [Excise] collectors to pay the Poll tax assessments on Excise supervisors and gaugers and to enter such payments in their accounts under the head of incidents : the said Commissioners having represented that the Commissioners and assessors of the said Poll tax in many places have assessed the Excise supervisors and gaugers at the rate of 3s. per £ per an. for their salaries, which tax if forced to pay will disable them to continue in their employments, considering their expenses by keeping of horses etc. and the great poverty most of them are in. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 32.
Treasury letters patent appointing Samuel Rhodes of Lincolns Inn, gent., as officer or clerk to attend in the Alienation Office for endorsing of all writs of Covenant and writs of Entre : all as amply etc. as he, or William Bartholomew, Edwd. Carvile, Hugh Dodd or any other predecessor therein. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer for a particular or constat (based upon the inquisition taken in the reign of Charles II and the depositions taken in 1688) of a certain piece of 18 acres of derelict land called Deal Beach [with a view to a lease thereof to George Watson].
Prefixing : said Watson's petition, shewing ut supra, p. 8 : on which petition the Attorney General reported that the evidence as to whether the ground was derelict or not was conflicting and could only be decided by a trial at law and that a grant may be made to petitioner for the purpose of [his] trying the King's title.
Ibid, p. 36.
June 12. William Jephson to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay the 10,000l. ut supra, p. 154, to Monsieur Vanderech for the use of the Dutch Forces. Disposition Book VIII, p. 13.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 441l. 8s. 0d. to Simon Pencomb of Exeter for clothes for Col. Lutterell's Regiment and for returning of stockings and altering of coats over and above the abatement of 2s. on each coat : same to be paid out of the first clearings of the said Regiment. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 41.
Same to the Attorney General. The late King in 3 James II granted to Francis Plowden the scite of the dissolved monastery of Furness etc. It is informed that said grant is voyd, being made for the relief and benefit of Jesuits or Popish priests or superstitious uses or else by reason of non-recital of particular estates still in being in the premises. You are to give order to the Clerk of the Petty Bag for a Commission of enquiry to Lawrence Rowstead, Roger Kenyon, Tho. Winkley, William Patten, Tho. Benson, Jos. Partington and Rob. Pigott. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Mayor of London. In the account of Philip Howard as Receiver in London and Middlesex of the Seventeen Months' Tax for the thirty ships [29 Car. II, c. 1] and the Eighteen Months' Assessment for the disbandment [30 Car. II, c. 1] there are supers set on the city of London of 1,471l. 10s. 5d., of which 299l. 3s. 0¾d. remains yet unpaid. A re-assessment has been made for the said supers and money collected thereupon. We desire you therefore to pay the said unpaid arrear into the Exchequer. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 42.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Watson for a landwaiter's place, London port.
Edmund Aleyn for a same, ibid.
Geo. Harrison for a same, ibid.
Henry Syms for a same, ibid., or at Plymouth etc.
Nehemiah Williamson for the place of head searcher, Whitehaven loco Sutton Oglethorpe, deceased.
Thomas Philip for the office of surveyor of the Navigation Act, London port.
Reference Book VI, pp. 52, 53, 54.
Same to the Surveyor and the Comptroller of the Works of the petitions of the following officers for renewal of their grants of office in the Works, viz. Joseph Radcliffe as purveyor ; John Oliver as master mason ; William Ireland as master glazier ; Mathew Bancks as master carpenter ; William Bache as master locksmith ; Alex. Roberts as master plumber ; John Ball as Surveyor of the Works at Windsor. Ibid, p. 52.
Same to same of the petition of Peter Rondeau, shewing that he was a French Protestant and fled to Dublin [from France via England] and had some molasses consigned to him at Dublin, but was forced [by the rebellion] to leave that place and come to England : therefore praying leave to sell said molasses in England. Ibid, p. 53.
Same to same of the petition of William Watts, merchant, shewing that in November last the Speedwell of Weymouth, bound for Ireland, arrived at Weymouth with a cargo of petitioner's hops, but by reason of the troubles here [in the West] the master could not proceed on his journey and unknown to petitioner has got an order to unlade said hops into the King's warehouse : therefore praying leave to re-ship said hops for the Isle of Man, Customs free. Ibid.
Treasury order to Philip Ryley to inspect the gates and rails of the Middle Park, Hampton Court, on Edward Proger's memorial, shewing that the Great Gate and Horse Gates by the roadside of said park are quite decayed and fallen down "as is also the gates that divide the Park and Bushey Park" ; and that repairs are needed in the paling of the Paddock Course and the coping of the wall that leads towards Kingston. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the auditor concerned of the petition of Simon Smith for renewal of his warrant for the office of Receiver of [Crown Revenues in] cos. Somerset and Dorset and [with authority] for payment of the perpetual pensions in those counties. Reference Book VI, p. 58.
Treasury letters patent constituting Anthony Segar, gent., to be messenger to the Commissioners of Appeals in Excise. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 33.
The like for Henry Segar, gent., to be doorkeeper to the said Commissioners as amply etc. as he himself or Walter White or any predecessor in said office. Ibid.
June 13. Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 200l. per an. to John Earle, gent., as Register of Seizures.
In the margin : a later order dated 1690, April 2, of confirmation hereof.
Money Book X, p. 35.
William Jephson to Edward Gregory to send for Mary Hillyard and examine her, ut supra, p. 37, concerning some money which the Duke of Berwick left behind him when he went for France. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 42.
Same to Sir John Hewley, kt. In reply to your letter of the 10th inst. and that of Mr. John Woods, your deputy, of the same date, you are to return [by bills of exchange] to London with what speed you can all moneys remaining in your hands of your receipts of the present Aid and also what you shall receive hereafter ; and to pay same into the Exchequer. You say you have paid the money charged upon you by my last bill. I do not know what bill you mean, for I did not draw any bill on you. Explain this. Your name is given in to my Lords to be Receiver of the Poll for Yorkshire and my Lords are willing, but no one has yet appeared for you. Please employ some one to give in the names of your securities and to take out your commission ; for there must be new security given for the Poll. Ibid, pp. 42-3.
June 14. Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue, out of any unappropriated money in the Exchequer, 1,500l. to the Earl of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe ; in part of his order, supra, p. 151. Disposition Book VIII, p. 13.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to excuse Serjt. Halsey from attendance at the Custom House for a few days, as he is appointed one of the assessors for his Majesty's family [or for the Royal Household] for the present Poll. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 43.
Same to same, enclosing (a) infra. The Treasury Lords recommend John Clarke for restoration to his former place of surveyor, Shields port.
Appending : (a) extract of a letter, dated Newcastle, June 8 inst., from Mr. Squibb to said Jephson. The Earl of Monmouth finds that said Clarke was dismissed by Sir Nicholas Butler's means. He was a faithful and experienced officer.
Ibid.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the Customs Commissioners' presentment concerning the seizing and prosecuting of French goods imported contrary to the Proclamation. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Rice Phelips as tidesman, Bristol port loco William Phips, a Papist.
James Penworden as same, Exeter loco Rice Phelips, who declined the service.
William Townley to be restored as tidesman at Cowes loco Tho. Robertson, lately dismissed.
Abr. Shearn as tidesman at Exeter port loco William Coddan, who deserted the service.
Tho. Smith as same, Bristol port loco Edwd. Leicester, deceased.
Tho. Jerman as same, Exeter port loco Tho. Baker, who deserted the service.
Jos. Elmes, late tidesman and boatman at Cowes, to be tidesman there loco Hen. Chapman, dis missed.
John Burford as chief boatman and to command the boatmen at St. Helens in Cowes port loco Richd. Forster, dismissed.
Robert Jacob to be restored as boatman at Shoreham loco Robert Freind, dismissed.
James (John) Slade as waiter and searcher at Truro loco Hugh Ackland, who has deserted the service.
John Clark to be restored as waiter and searcher at Chichester.
Richard Mew as landwaiter in Weymouth port loco John Ellesdon, who quitted the service.
William Rolfe to be restored as landwaiter at Lyme loco Nicholas Rainton, who succeeded him.
Richard Mitchell to be restored as weigher in Cowes port loco John Bills [Bill], dismissed.
Samuell Whislad as collector and to officiate for the customer at Aberdovey in Milford port loco Griffith Bowen, who is proposed to be removed to some other port.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, pp. 19, 20.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of John Whiting for a landwaiter's place, Plymouth port. Edward Bayly for a landwaiter's place, London port, he having been forced to fly from Ireland. Reference Book VI, pp. 54, 56.
Same to same of the petition of Henry Davis, praying for his ship Henry, with wines from Bordeaux for London, to be admitted to entry. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a patent under the Exchequer seal to constitute Sir William Williams, kt. and bart., to the office of Steward and Keeper of Courts Leet etc. of Menai in co. Anglesea, with the fee of 5l. per an. payable out of the profits of the premises : all as granted to him by the late King James II. warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 38.
June 15. Money warrant for 525l. to Capt. William Wolseley, ut supra, p. 147. Money Book X, pp. 34-5.
William Jephson to Mr. Goldwell at St. Edmunds Bury in Suffolk. In reply to yours of the 11th inst. to Mr. Felton concerning the difficulty which the Commissioners for the present Six Months' Tax meet with in getting a Receiver General for your county, I am to tell you that the Act requires the Commissioners to name the Receivers and appoints an allowance of 2d. in the £ for them. Consequently the Treasury Lords cannot meddle therewith. "But if the allowance appear to be too small my Lords will make such further allowance to the Receiver of your county upon the making up of his accounts as shall be found reasonable." Out Letters (General) XII, p. 44.
William Jephson to the Attorney General. The Poll money is not yet assessed in the [Inner and Middle] Temples. Take care that it be done in the most legal and convenient way. (The like letter, dated June 17, to Chief Justice Holt about assessing Serjeants Inn in Chancery Lane and to Justice Dolben for assessing Serjeants Inn in Fleet Street.) Out Letters (General) XII, p. 44.
Same to Sir Jo[h]n Hewley. I have laid before my Lords yours of the 15th inst. touching your unwillingness to be Receiver of the Poll money for Yorkshire. My Lords intended to make you Receiver out of kindness to you, but had no design of imposing it upon you against your will. They will appoint some other. As to your complaint that the [Exchequer] officers have demanded 6s. 8d. for every sum [tally] of money which you have paid into the Exchequer upon account of the present Aid, I am to tell you that the Exchequer fees are but 3s. for every tally. If you have paid more my Lords will see right done you. My Lords would not have you depend on me to draw bills on you for the money in your hands, but desire you to take care to return it into the Exchequer with all speed. Ibid, p. 45.
Treasury letters patent constituting Charles Tyrrell gent., as a King's waiter, London port loco Valentine Morley.
Thom[as] Edlyn as a same ibid. loco Hugh Bantock.
William Richards as a same ibid. loco Tho. Raymond.
Fra. Boggest as a same ibid. loco Rob. Hughes.
Daniell Laurence as a same ibid. loco Rose Peterman.
Thomas Pennington as a same ibid. loco John Ward.
Charles Hanbury as a same ibid., to wit, the place formerly enjoyed by him.
Joseph Jordan as a same ibid, to wit ut supra.
John Kynvin as a same ibid. to wit ut supra.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, pp. 21, 22.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Roger Smith for a landwaiter's place, London port.
Henry Moor for a King's waiter's place, London port.
John Jeffery for the collector's place of Penzance port loco Richd. Usticke, disaffected to the present Government.
John Whaley for a coastwaiter's. place [London port].
James Smith for some employment in the Customs.
John Starkey for the place of customer of Lynn Regis.
Reference Book VI, pp. 54, 55, 56.
Treasury warrant to Sir Nicholas Crispe, bart., collector outwards, London port, to swear John Berkeley and Christopher Walters into the office of one of the two searchers at Gravesend and John Baron as their deputy. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 37.