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Entry Book: September 1692, 11-20

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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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September 1692, 11-20

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Sept. 12. Money warrant for 364l. 9s. 0d. to Mr. [Charles] Fox in repayment of the like sum by him lent Aug. 5 last on credit of the Exchequer in general. Money Book XI, p. 380.
Same for 50l. to the Corporation of Lyme Regis for half a year to June 24 last on the annuity granted 1684, Dec. 22, for repair of the Cobb pier. Ibid, p. 394.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 50l. to Jo[h]n Topham for the messengers and doorkeepers attending the House of Commons : out of any disposable money in the Exchequer. Disposition Book X, p. 188.
Same to same to issue 556l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on any unsatisfied orders in his name for the service of the Forces : to be issued out of loans to be made by said Earl on credit of the East India goods duties : and to be paid to Robert Batson, sadler, for saddles and other accoutrements furnished to Lord Berkeley's Regiment of Horse. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports. Insert in your [next weekly] memorials for money the 1,068l. 15s. 0d. due to Arthur Shallett of London, merchant, for transport service ; as by your report of Aug. 5 last on his petition for same. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 357.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Edward Evans et al., inhabitants of Lusom [Lewisham], Greenwich and Deptford, complaining of the disorders committed by the Earl of Argyll's Regiment quartered there and praying payment of 34l. 11s. 5d. due to them from said Regiment. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Clarke to present to the Queen for signature the enclosed warrants [missing] for making forth debentures for the Regiments of Col. Foulks and Col. Hales. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing a letter [missing] from the Secretary of the Admiralty, together with an extract [missing] of a letter from Lieut. Hughes of their Majesties' ship Boyne concerning a cask seized by the Customs officers on board a tender belonging to that ship. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to forthwith repair the Jesuits College and Chapel with the two houses in the Savoy at the estimate of 106l. My Lords will take care to appoint money for the same. Ibid.
Same to Col. Foulkes. Forthwith despatch your accounts with Mr. Fox to the end you may attend my Lords about the same on Wednesday next. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance. Have you any objection to the export of some iron ordnance by Monsieur Bade, as by the enclosed report [missing] from the Customs Commissioners. Ibid, p. 358.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing an extract [missing] of a letter sent to me [Guy] from Mr. Randolph in Virginia. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Cock as a weigher, London port, loco Math[ew] Yarrow, deceased.
Robert Smallpeece as boatman at Harwich in Ipswich port to complete the establishment of boatmen in that port.
Joseph Williams as tidesman in Bristol port loco John Spencer, deceased.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 438.
Treasury order to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Privy Council, dated Whitehall this day, for the Customs Commissioners to attend the Council on Thursday next with an account what they have done touching the prosecution of bonds taken from ships which went last year to the West Indies.
Ibid, p. 439.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Daniell Edwell for a place as clerk landwaiter or other place ; he having served several years in the Custom House. Reference Book VI, p. 421.
Same to same of the petition of Capt. Berenzone, commander of the St. John Baptista from Genoa, shewing that she took in part of her lading in Holland and came into the Thames in hopes to meet with goods to go full laden home, but is seized as not allowed by the Acts of Navigation ; therefore praying a discharge. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren of the memorial of the officers of the Mint, shewing that since the Assay Office was broken open Lord Lucas has allowed guards for same, but that now by reason of the small number of men left for the Tower Guard he cannot spare centinels ; that there is at present a considerable quantity of gold in the Mint to the value of 24,000l. and upwards : therefore praying directions for the present safety of the Mint. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Baker, praying liberty for the brigantine Dolphin of New York, 35 tons, to return home. Ibid, p. 422.
Same to same of the petition of Michajah Perry of London, merchant, for a licence to send a small prize vessel laden with salt to Virginia and Maryland, those Plantations being in want thereof. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Lewis Prothroe for leave to surrender his place as a King's waiter, London port, and that it may be granted to Edward Heron. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Michaell Clipsham, shewing that he has served for five years as a deputy King's waiter to Mr. Apprice and Mr. Talman at the allowance of 20l., but has received no part thereof : therefore praying to be paid same out of Talman's salary. Ibid.
Same to John Richards of the proposal of William Churchill, stationer, proposing to lend 2,000l. on the borrowing clause in the Poll Act, provided the 881l. 17s. 3d. due to him on six bills for stationery delivered to the Secretaries of State and Mr. Blathwayt may be secured to him on the three fourths of the Customs or on the East India goods duties. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to William Tailer, Deputy Surveyor of Crown Lands, for a particular of the tenement called Pondhead in New Forest, with several lands in said forest leased by the Warden of said forest to Francis Dickins, woodward thereof : all in order to a fresh lease thereof to him [Dickins] for 31 years at 20s. per an. rent and fine of 50l.
Prefixing : report by William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, on said Dickins's petition for same. Petitioner has enjoyed said lands by lease from the Warden of the Forest and has been forced to renew upon every death or removal of the Warden : thus he paid 75l. to the Earl of Gainsborough, 90l. to the Duke of Berwick (though enjoying the premises not a full year under him) and has agreed to pay the Duke of Bolton, the present Warden, 150l. He has bestowed cost in building and the residence is convenient for the duty of his office. It is valued at 16l. 15s. 0d. per an. The Duke of Bolton consents to the petitioner obtaining a Crown lease.
Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 78.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Dame Frideswide and Arabella Stephens concerning respiting a quit rent of 120l. per an. payable by them for some lands in Ireland until the said Dame Frideswide's pension of 336l. per an. shall be established and paid. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 204.
Same to same to report on the petition [missing] of Charles Dering, esq., Auditor General of Ireland, concerning a house wherein the records of his Office may be kept. Ibid, p. 205.
Sept. 13. Henry Guy to Mr. Richards to pay 90l. to John Gauntlett, underkeeper of the records of the Privy Council, for books, paper, pens, ink and other necessaries provided for the service of the Council Chamber and Office for one year ended 1691, Christmas. (For the letter of direction of this item, see infra, p. 1855 under date Oct. 6.) Disposition Book XI, p. 7.
Same to the Commissioners of Accounts in Ireland. My Lords have received yours of the 7th inst. and the book as therein containing a charge upon the Army. I shall be very ready on all occasions to do you all the service here that I am able. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 204.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant to report on the enclosed petition of Capt. Godfrey Richards, late Purveyor of the Train of Artillery in Ireland, praying payment of 5,012l. 13s. 5¼d. due for provisions furnished to the said Train ; with a certificate from the Commissioners of Accompts thereupon. Ibid, p. 205.
Sept. 14. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,344l. 16s. 0d. to Charles Fox upon any unsatisfied orders in his name for the service of the Forces in Ireland : out of loans to be made by said Fox on credit of the East India goods duties : to be paid to Abell Slany, Robert Batson and Charles Robinson in full of clothing and other necessaries furnished to Brigadier Eppinger's Regiment. Disposition Book X, p. 190.
Henry Guy to Mr. Roberts, receiver of the rents etc. of the Honor and Castle of Windsor, to pay (notwithstanding the general stop of May 19 last, supra, pp. 1640-1) to John Taylor, keeper of the engine at Windsor mill, his bills for the repairs of said engine, on bills regularly signed by the officers of the Works, and also his salary of 40l. per an. for looking after same [said engine]. Disposition Book X, p. 191.
Same to Mr. Lytcott. I have read to my Lords your memorial concerning Auditor Bridge's receiving the [Exchequer Court] Barons' fees [on the passing] of the accounts of the Customs and of the three new impositions "to the end that each of the said Barons may sign one of the said accounts and receive the fees thereof." My Lords approve thereof. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 358.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition of Capt. Thomas Brown, praying payment of 170l. due to him as late Lieut. of the Fusiliers and Miners. Ibid.
Same to same. Insert in your next [weekly] memorial for money [the items due to] Captains Charles Egan, Owen Ferris and Jeremiah Hollyhand according to their enclosed petitions [missing] and Mr. Clarke's report [missing] thereon. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Parry, enclosing the answer [missing] of Mr. Clarke, late collector of Excise in co. Salop, to the objections made against him on his removal from that place. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Tisser to deliver to the Warden of the Mint the clippings, clipt and counterfeit money, tools and stamps which belonged to several persons who were tried at the last Sessions at the Old Baily, and which Mr. Macy, clerk to the Warden of the Mint, informs my Lords are in your hands. Ibid, p. 359.
Same to Mr. Warre, enclosing a letter and papers [missing] sent from the Earl of Nottingham to my Lords, conveying the Queen's pleasure for 500l. to Sir Thomas Southwell on her Majesty's reading his case. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox, enclosing the petition of Capt. William Clifford, Lieut. Daniel Doyle and Lieut. Dominick Doyle, late of Col. Clifford's Regiment of Dragoons in Ireland ; with Mr. Clark's report thereon. You are to pay 5l. to Clifford and 7l. 10s. 0d. to the two Doyles between them. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren. Insert in your [next] memorial for money the 35l. 1s. 0d. which in your report on William Clark's estimate you report as the charge for repairing the fences of the trees in St. James's Park. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Lowther, praying payment of 59l. 14s. 9d. due to him as a private horseman in the Provost Marshal's Troop in Ireland. Ibid, p. 360.
Henry Guy to Mr. Fox. I read to my Lords your report on the petition of William Wallis and Edward Wigg, Agents to the Regiments of the late Lieut. General Kirke and Sir John Hanmer. You are to state the accounts of those Regiments. Out Letters (General) XIII, 360.
Same to Sir Robert Holmes at the Bath. Send my Lords forthwith an answer to the enclosed letter [missing] sent from the Admiralty Lords to my Lords. Ibid.
Treasury reference to John Povey of the petition to the Queen from Nathaniell Carpenter, agent to Col. Hill, Lieutenant Governor of St. Christopher, shewing that said Col. Hill has no salary for his Government ; that he is Captain of an independent Company to which there is a great deal of arrears due, there being very little paid since Jan., 1689-90 ; that they are also in want of clothes : therefore praying that clothes and other necessaries may be furnished by the shipping now going thither. Reference Book VI, p. 422. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 389.
Entry of a Treasury caveat on behalf of Arthur Newman for him to be heard before my Lords report on the petition of Thomas Tailder and Avice his wife for the entering of satisfaction on the judgment against them in the King's Bench for 136l. 6s. 8d., on which petition Baron Turton has now reported. Caveat Book, p. 29.
Sept. 15. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer : viz. : Disposition Book X, pp. 189-90.
l. s. d.
Out of 16,530l. 19s. 5¾d. of complements of the Excise for war ; 611l. 8s. 6d. of the first quarter of the Poll ; and 21,537l. 18s. 2¼d. of loans on the borrowing clauses [of the Poll Act] : making 38,680l. 6s. 2d. in all.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for a week's subsistence to all the Forces in Flanders and England, including the Train of Artillery and contingencies and the several additions lately made 22,525 17 7
to ditto for the gunners in the several garrisons in further part of their arrear 107 18 4
to ditto for 15 days' additional subsistence to the Horse in Flanders to the 15th inst. inclusive 185 5 0
to ditto for ditto to the Horse in England and Scotland 64 10 0
to ditto for the General Officers in further part of their clearings to Jan. 1 last 500 0 0
to ditto for Machado and Pereira in further part of the advance for bread 500 0 0
to ditto for Sir Joseph Herne to answer bills given for the Hanover Forces 1,208 6 8
to ditto towards the extraordinary expense of the Hospitals in Flanders 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Fox for the Danish Forces 600 0 0
to ditto for a week's subsistence for Col. Foulk's Regiment 175 19 7
to ditto for same to four Regiments in Flanders 902 9 0
to ditto for Mr. Duborda 100 0 0
to ditto for Mris. Sandys 40 0 0
to ditto for the Commissioners of the Transports upon account of the arrear for bringing three Regiments of Foot from Leith hither [to London] 375 0 0
to ditto for same for one month's freight to 13 ships hired in Holland 895 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for the Train [of Artillery] 2,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy for recalls 4,000 0 0
to ditto for the Victuallers upon account of victualling to the West Indies 1,000 0 0
to ditto for same towards the general victualling 2,000 0 0
to ditto for the Treasurer to the Sick and Wounded 500 0 0
Out of loans on the second Twelve Months' Aid.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for wear and tear 8,000 0 0
Out of the Hereditary and Temporary Excise as is or shall come in to the Exchequer.
to the Cofferer of the Household on account of the expense in Whitehall 1,000 0 0
to ditto more for the [portion of the] Household [attending the King] in Flanders 400 0 0
to Mr. Wolseley, Resident at Brussels 530 0 0
to the Keeper of the Privy Purse 500 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 200 0 0
to Mr. Richards for a quarter to Christmas last to the buckhounds 585 5 0
£49,895 11 2
Henry Guy to Mr. [Charles] Fox to pay the above 100l. to Mr. Du Borda, Lieut. Col. to Bellcastle's Regiment, on account of his arrears. Disposition Book X, p. 191.
Same to same. Insert in your next [weekly] memorial for money 47l. 6s. 0d. for Sarah Ryley according to her enclosed petition and the enclosed report [both missing] from Mr. Sohnius thereon ; being due to her from several officers under Mr. Vander Esch's care [of pay]. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 360.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Privy Council, dated Whitehall this day, granting leave to the Olive Tree of Bristol, William Brag master, 200 tons, 32 men ; and the Rebecca, William Morris, master 230 tons, 21 English mariners and 15 landmen, to sail to Leghorn with fish : on the petition of Edward Gould et al., merchants of London : on the usual bonds and separate bonds "from the petitioners according to the Tonnage" [Act 5 and 6 Wm. and Mary, c. 20] for returning to England in April next.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 440.
The like for like permits on like orders : viz. : for the Ann and Mary, Step. Bullock master, 80 tons, eight men, inhabitants of Bermudas, to return home to the Bermudas, where she wholly belongs : Council Order dated Sept. 12.
Neptune sloop, Stephen Ellyot master, 10 men, to proceed to Jamaica with advice of the stores and provisions which are sending for the relief of that island : Council Order dated Sept. 8.
Joseph, to sail to Cadiz with leather, butter etc. for the market there : Council Order dated Sept. 12.
Robert, Stephen Warham master, 12 men, and Francis ketch, Jo[h]n Avery master, seven men, to proceed on their voyages to the Canaries with pilchards and other fish.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, pp. 440-1.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney of the petition of Thomas Amy, [late] a Receiver General of Hearthmoney, shewing that he is threatened with process for 200l. which he owes to the Crown and praying that the Commissioners may accept in settlement tallies on the two thirds of the Additional Excise or that the Officers of the Ordnance may be directed to pay him his debt of 600l. Reference Book VI, p. 423.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Peirce for a tidesman in extraordinary's place, London port. My Lords recommend him. Ibid.
Sept. 16. Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the Treasury to order the taking in of loans at the Receipt on or before Jan. 1 next, pursuant to the borrowing clauses in the Act [3 Wm. and Mary, c. 6] for the Poll, viz. to a total of 735,391l. 18s. 5½d. : the said Act having provided that if the yield of the four quarters of said Poll should appear from the returns of the duplicates not to amount to 1,341,700l. that then the amount short of that sum might be borrowed at any time before 1692-3, Jan. 1, on credit of the Exchequer in general at 7 per cent., payable quarterly ; and upon computing the amount of the duplicates for the first two quarterly payments of the Poll it appears that the total yield of the Poll will not exceed 606,308l. 1s. 6½d., thus leaving 735,391l. 18s. 5½d. short of the said total of 1,341,700l. Tallies of loan are to be made out and the orders of repayment made thereupon are to be registered in course and to be repaid out of the next supply that shall be granted by Parliament, and if no such supply be granted then the same are hereby to be repaid out of any unappropriated moneys which from thenceforth shall come into or be in the Exchequer. King's Warrant Book XVI, pp. 326-8.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for an indenture of grant of the Lottery farm : said indenture to be between the Crown on the one part and Henry Acourt of Waltham Abbey, Essex, gent., Joseph Arnold of St. Ann's, Westminster, Middlesex, gent., Cha. Fitzherbert of St. Andrews, Holborn, gent., Henry Wellington of London, merchant, and Phillip Stubbs, citizen and vintner of London, of the other part : the consideration to be a payment of 2,100l. by them before sealing hereof : the grant to be of lotteries, ut supra, pp. 1174, 1322, 1331, with powers ut ibid. for 11 years from Michaelmas next at the yearly rent of 4,200l., payable quarterly, the first quarterly payment to be made at Christmas next and the two quarterly payments at the end of the term, viz. for June 24 and Sept. 29, 1703, not to be made, but to be retained by the Farmers in repayment of the abovesaid advance of consideration money : with all powers as amply as granted by Charles II to Sir Thomas Sandys et al., or by James II to Randolph Ashenhurst et al., supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VIII, pp. 1421-2, or by their present Majesties to John Angier et al., supra, p. 1331 : with like prohibition, as in the said previous grants, against the erection of any lottery by any other person than the herein farmers : the grant to be void if the rent remain unpaid for 21 days : they to keep true accounts and to permit the inspection of same.
Followed by : a memorandum, dated 19 Sept., 1692, of a [royal] letter to the Attorney or Solicitor General to insert in the bill instead of Phill. Stubbs (who is lately become a bankrupt) the names of William Deane and Thomas Chambers.
Ibid, pp. 329-336.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Phillip Bertie, esq., of the office of Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall, with the custody of all the records of the said office, with power to audit, engross and determine the accounts of all sheriffs, admirals, escheators, avenars, feodars, stewards etc. : all as amply as William Harbord, deceased, and John Fisher, deceased. King's Warrant Book XVI, p. 337.
Royal sign manual for 75l. to Bernard Granville for last June 24 quarter's rent of Mote Park, which was laid into Windsor Great Park. (Money warrant dated Sept. 21 hereon.) (Money order dated Sept. 23 hereon.) Ibid, p. 338. Order Book III, p. 300.
Money warrant for 455l. to Robert Wolseley for three months to Sept. 1 inst. on his ordinary of 5l. a day as Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector of Bavaria, Governor of Flanders, his first three months' ordinary to June 2 last having been paid him by way of advance. (Money order dated Sept. 19 hereon.)
Appending : certificate by Secretary the Earl of Nottingham that said Wolseley departed out of the presence on his said employment 1691-2, Mar. 3.
Money Book XI, pp. 395-6. Order Book III, p. 300.
Same for 75l. to said Wolseley for a bill of extraordinaries for one quarter to June 3 last in his said embassy. (Money order dated Sept. 19 hereon.)
Appending : said bill, dated Brussels, July 6 (new style), as allowed July 4 last by Secretary the Earl of Nottingham, "except the second article about exchange of tallies, which I leave to the consideration of the Treasury Lords" :
Money Book XI, p. 396. Order Book III, p. 300.
l.
for fees at the Exchequer for my equipage and advance-money 25
for ready money advanced upon my tallies at the rate of 4s. [sic for £] per cent. 38
for a ship to carry my goods and servants to Rotterdam 30
for carts to carry my goods from the ship that was stranded in the Goree to Helvoet Sluijs and money given to a great number of seamen to help to get them ashore 5
for a vessel hired at Rotterdam to fetch my goods and servants from Helvoet Sluijs and carry 'em to Brussels 15
£113
Treasury warrant to the lessees of the manor of Neots (Neats) Court, the tenants in possession and all others concerned, to pay to Dorothy Cutts 83l. 15s. 0d., representing arrears on a rent charge as follows, viz. : about 140 years ago Sir Thomas Cheyne was seized of an annuity or rent charge of 6l. 14s. 0d. issuing out of eight parcels of land and chargeable also on the manor of Neots Court in the Isle of Sheppey by the conveyance of one William Bury ; the said Bury did afterwards convey to Henry VIII in fee the said manor and the other lands out of which said rent was issuing, but subject to the said rent charge, and same have ever since remained in possession of the Crown, save in the late times of usurpation and [the said rent charge has been] constantly paid out of Crown revenues and charged by the Auditor upon the profits of said manor, until within these 14 years past the said manor and lands formed part of Queen Dowager Katherine's dowry whose assignees covenanted to discharge all rents thereon ; wherefore said rent has been denied to be paid by the Auditor : the said Dorothy Cutts is entitled to the said rent by mesne conveyances from said Sir Thomas Cheyne, and the Queen Dowager's Attorney and Solicitor General conceive that same ought to be paid by the lessee of the said manor : and the Auditor, William Aldworth, has reported similarly that said manor is chargeable with said rent and that the Board [of the Queen Dowager's Trustees] at Somerset House is well acquainted with the whole matter. Money Book XI, pp. 397-8.
Money warrant for 1,400l. to Mr. Barker in repayment of so much lent by him Aug. 26 last on credit of the Exchequer in general.
1,000l. to Sir Stephen Evance similarly lent Sept. 15 inst.
Ibid, p. 380.
Treasury warrant to the Navy Commissioners to apply to wear and tear the 8,000l. directed, supra, p. 1815, as in part of the 1,000,000l. appropriated by the Act for the second Twelve Months' Aid. Ibid, p. 378.
Henry Guy to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay Sir John Cope the [ground] rent of the Custom House due at Lady day last and to continue payment of same in future, notwithstanding the restriction of May 19 last, supra, pp. 1640-1. Disposition Book X, p. 191.
Same to same to pay into the Exchequer forthwith 396l. 14s. 3d. of the fourth of the Customs. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said sum to me [Guy] for secret service.) Ibid, pp. 191, 192.
Same to Edward Ange. If you do not deliver forthwith to Auditor Aldworth your account of moneys received by you for Recusancy, ut supra, p. 1407, process will issue against you. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 360.
Henry Guy to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the wives of the Company of Miners under Capt. John Pitt, praying payment of what is due to their husbands in Ireland. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 360.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports, enclosing the petition [missing] of those [creditors] concerned in the debt for the transport ships. You are to state their accounts both ways, viz. according to their contracts and according to Mr. Bowles's admeasurement. Ibid, p. 361.
Same to Mr. Povey, enclosing a letter [missing] from the Earl of Nottingham to my Lords. You are to prepare letters as therein for my Lords to sign to the Governors of New England and New York and return them hither [to the Treasury Chambers]. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Jos. Bowles as tidesman at Poole and to command the scout boat loco William Jordan, deceased.
Cha. Scharborough as collector at the Eastern Shore in Virginia loco Col. Jo[h]n Custis, who hath quitted that service.
Jo[h]n Leare as collector in the lower part of James River, Virginia, loco William Cole, who hath quitted that service.
Edward Hill as collector in the upper part of James River in Virginia loco Col. Jo[h]n Page, deceased.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 438.
Treasury order to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Privy Council, dated Whitehall, Sept. 12 inst., directing the Customs Commissioners to return to said Board a list of the names of the ships, with their crews, cleared outwards last year for Italy with cargoes of fish "after they [the said trade] had their complement of 700 men which was allowed for that year's trade."
Ibid, p. 439.
Same to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) like Order, dated Whitehall, Sept. 8 inst., for laying a stop or embargo on the ships Sarah, John Simpson commander, 120 tons, and Mary, James Cole commander : they having neglected to perform their agreement with the Victualling Commissioners for carrying provisions, stores and soldiers for their Majesties' service for the West Indies.
Ibid.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to appoint William Veel as controller of Sandwich port loco Walter Breames, deceased. Ibid, p. 441.
Treasury reference to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney of the petition of Ben. Rhodes, praying to be discharged from the bond he gave for Henry Barnard, a late collector of Hearthmoney. Reference Book VI, p. 423.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Stephen Hill for a watchman's place, London port ; he being recommended by Lady Arabella Macharty. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the President and Censors of the College of Physicians, London, of a catalogue of drugs and medicines to be provided for 4,000 or 5,000 men for the West Indies to a total charge of 652l. 10s. 0d. : viz. for them to view same and report reasonable prices for same ; being to be provided by Mr. Shipperd, druggist on Ludgate Hill, and by the following apothecaries, viz. Mr. Todd in Amen Corner, Mr. Norris upon Snow Hill, Mr. Brumidge in the Strand, Mr. Malthus in Pall Mall, Mr. Dickenson in Ford Street, near Bethlem, and Mr. Cox in St. Lawrence Lane, Cheapside. Reference Book VI, p. 423.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe the Queen's pleasure in (c) infra.
Prefixing : (a) report to the Queen from the Treasury Lords, dated Sept. 12 inst., on the petition of Charles Horde (Hord) of London, merchant, for licence to import some indico taken in the Friends' Adventure, Capt. Ingle commander, by the French and carried into St. Malo and redeemed on said Horde's account. We have no objection to the Customs Commissioners' report thereon as follows. (b) said Customs Commissioners' report, dated Aug. 27 last. The said indico is of the growth of the English Plantations and was redeemed at Hord's proper cost. The case is like that of Sir Bazill Firebrace and others and petitioner may have the like favour to import same on security to import nothing else. (c) Order of the Queen, dated Whitehall, Sept. 13 inst., for said licence to be granted.
Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, p. 79.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer for a commission under the Exchequer seal to William Tailer to take the audit of the Duchy of Cornwall for this time and up to Mar. 1 next, in consequence of the death of William Harbord, late auditor thereof. Ibid, pp. 80-1.
Same to said Tailer to keep carefully in his custody, until further order, all surveys, books and records whatsoever in his hands relating to the office of Surveyor General of Crown Lands (in which office said Tailer was appointed 1691, Nov. 5, by said Harbord as his deputy), and to make report to the Treasury Lords from time to time in all matters relating to the said office : all until further order from the said Lords. Ibid, p. 92.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Francis Dickins of premises, ut supra, p. 1812, on terms ut ibid., viz. a messuage or tenement called Pondhead near Lyndhurst in New Forest and lands called Wildgrounds, alias New Close, now in the tenure of said Dickins ; and a cottage or tenement called New Close or Wildgrounds adjoining a parcel of ground called Smoaky Hole and in the tenure of John Thorne ; and the messuage or tenement called Smoaky Hole in the tenure of Thomas Thorne and William Goffe ; and all the land called Wildgrounds containing five acres and in the tenure of William Briget. The consideration for this lease is to be the 100l. already paid by said Dickins to the Duke of Bolton, and a further fine of 50l. to be paid into the Exchequer.
Prefixing : (a) constat of the premises, and (b) memorandum and ratal thereof by the abovesaid William Tailer. (For the signature of the docquet of this lease, see infra under date Dec. 13.)
Ibid, pp. 81-83.
Treasury warrant to said Tailer for a particular of the parcel of ground lying between King Street and Swallow Street [Westminster], containing 1 road 31½ perches, being 96 foot in front next King Street and about 200 foot deep, on which plot the Bishop of Lincoln built a chapel or Tabernacle now used for the worship of God and a house for a schoolmaster, which said Bishop designed and hath been hitherto used for public benefit : all with a view to a grant to the said Bishop in free and common socage for ever of the said premises with all that tenement now in the tenure of Ambrose Warren and all other edifices built on the said ground ; and for a particular similarly of a second plot or premises as below, with a view to a lease thereof to said Bishop for 99 years from 1722-3, Feb., at the rent of 20s. per an.
Prefixing : (a) the said Bishop's petition for the Crown reversion in the first set of premises : (b) report, dated Aug. 4 last, thereon by William Tailer. In May, 1680, Sir William Pulteney petitioned for a close of land near Piccadilly called the Six Acre Close (whereof these premises are part), which Pulteney then held by two leases from the Earl of St. Albans, dated 1661, April 1, and from Charles II, dated 1688 [? 1678], Aug. 11. The Bishop bought the interests of Pulteney and of Mris. Lucar and Mris. Wilcox, his under tenants, and built thereon a chapel and a tabernacle and a house for a schoolmaster on the north-east end next King Street and behind the said tabernacle there is a small tenement in the possession of the under-school-master, the said chapel being made use of for a school and other public benefit. On the south-east side this ground extends 206 feet from King Street to Swallow Street, and on the north-west side 197 feet, and is 96 feet [broad] at the end next King Street, where the tabernacle etc. are built, and 96 feet next Swallow Street : some parts lying near Swallow Street are waste and unbuilt. (c) Report by said Tailer, dated Aug. 8, on a petition [from said Bishop] concerning a piece of land 96 feet in front next King Street and 200 feet deep (and adjoining the above said first piece of land) abutting north-west on the house of Thomas Davis, cordwainer, and Thomas Lawrence, carpenter, and abutting south-east on the ground and garden wall of Widow Hide and Thomas Beake. The ground is worth 10s. a foot if converted to common use by building tenements, in regard there are now many other new buildings inhabited near the same. In 1680 the Surveyor General valued the whole Six Acre Close (of which the plot forms not a twelfth part) at 30l. per an. unbuilt. I value the Crown reversion at 288l.
Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 83-6.
The Treasury Lords to the Lord Lieutenant, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. John Foulk so far as relates to his services in Ireland. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 205.
Henry Guy to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Hester Walker, one of the sutlers to the Army in Ireland. Ibid.
Report to the Treasury Lords from John Povey on the petition of Capt. Hill, ut supra, p. 1814. By the establishment dated 1690, June 1, of the Forces in England there is allowed 1,177l. 2s. 6d. [per an.] for the pay and entertainment of one Foot Company in the Leeward Islands, consisting of 60 private soldiers besides officers, whereof Capt. Hill and Governor of St. Christopher is Captain. Towards the subsistence of this Company and of the Duke of Bolton's Regiment in those parts, it was ordered that the Four and a Half per cent. Duty (which in time of peace may amount to about 10,000l. per an.) should be applied after first providing for the cost of the Government in Barbados and the Leeward Islands ; and the remainder of their pay should be satisfied by the Paymaster General of the Forces in England. But on the 28th Jan., 1691-2, upon a presentment from the Customs Commissioners shewing that their Majesties had been sufficiently losers by the said application [of revenue], and that the soldiers had been greatly distressed for want of their pay, in regard the commodities in which the said Duty was paid had lain dead in the merchants' hands for many months together, it was ordered in Council that the goods received for the same should be sent into England and sold here. As to the payments that have been made to that Company since the time of their having been upon the establishment of the Forces here in England, I do not find that they have been cleared beyond the 1st of Jan., 1690-1, or that any money has been paid to them since that time. The Earl of Ranelagh as Paymaster of the Forces can more plainly certify this. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 389-90.
Sept. 17. Henry Guy to Mr. [Charles] Fox to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Thomas Dixie, son of Dr. Edward Dixie, late Dean of Kilmore, near Enniskillen. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 361.
Sept. 19. Same to same to report on the enclosed extract [missing] of stores of war delivered to the Army in Ireland. Ibid.
Same to the officers of the Mint, enclosing a letter sent from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to my Lords. Send my Lords forthwith an account what may be the standard of the several species of coin mentioned therein. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General concerning the warrant, ut supra, pp. 1816-7, for the Lottery farm. Phillip Stubbs having lately become a bankrupt, the rest of the contractors have desired that his name may be omitted and the names of William Deane and Tho. Chambers of London, gent., may be inserted in his stead. Please prepare the bill accordingly. Ibid, p. 362.
Same to Mr. Clarke to obtain a royal warrant, to be signed by the Queen, to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces lately in Ireland to make payments as follows, viz. : Ibid.
l. s. d.
to Monsieur Borda on account of his arrears as Lieut. Col. to Col. Belcastle's Regiment of Foot 100 0 0
to Mr. Sandys on account of her husband Capt. Edwin Sandys' arrears of pay as Capt. in the Royal Regiment of Horse 100 0 0
to Capt. Cha. Egan, Capt. Owen Ferris and Capt. Jeremiah Hollyhand, being 10l. 10s. 0d. each as royal bounty 31 10 0
to Capt. William Clifford as same 5 0 0
to Lieuts. Daniel Doyle and Dominick Doyle, 3l. 15s. 0d. each as same 7 10 0
£244 0 0
Henry Guy to Mr. Clarke to obtain a royal warrant, to be signed by the Queen, to authorise the Paymasters of the Forces lately in Ireland to pay to the Commissioners of Transports 375l. upon account for bringing three Regiments from Leith hither [to London] ; and 895l. for one month's freight for 13 ships hired in Holland. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 363.
Same to Sir Thomas Cook. On your attending my Lords July 8 last you promised them an account of all fines and forfeitures levied by the East India Company [on traders] for trading contrary to their charter. If you do not send it within a week my Lords will authorise the discoverer to prosecute the Company for the said fines and forfeitures. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition of Nath. Carpenter, broker and agent to Col. Thomas Hill, Lieutenant Governor of St. Christopher, with Mr. Povey's report thereon, supra, p. 1822. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Shales, enclosing an account [missing] of money paid between Sept. 5 and 10 inst. out of the second million [appropriated by the Act of 3 Wm. and Mary, c. 5] to ships etc. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Privy Council, dated Whitehall, Sept. 15 inst., for some of the said Commissioners to attend the Council on the Thursday when the merchants concerned in the trade to Bilboa and other parts of Spain are to attend about the going out of their ships.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 442.
Same to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) the like Order for the Customs officers to assist the Admiralty officers from time to time in putting into execution the late order of quarantine on ships coming from Barbados and the Leeward Islands.
Ibid.
Same to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) the like Order, dated the 12th inst., ordering the said Commissioners to adjust what ships and men shall be allowed to each of their Majesties' Plantations and how the numbers shall be distributed and apportioned among the merchants in each port and the proportions to be allowed between London and the outports according to the method pursued in 1690 : and to report to the Privy Council : all by reason that the Queen has thought fit to allow so many ships and seamen to go this year to the Plantations as were permitted in 1690, whereof those granted particular permission since May 1 last are to form part.
Appending : list of the numbers of English seamen permitted to go to the West Indies [and other parts of America] since May 1 last :
Ibid, p. 443.
Men.
to New York 35
to New Jersey 6
to New England 46
to Barbados 14
to Jamaica 90
to Newfoundland 150
to Hudsons Bay 150
to Virginia 10
25 ships hired by Mr. Papillon for carrying soldiers and stores to the West Indies 410
911
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Privy Council of the 12th inst., granting leave to the New England Merchant, Robert Cornish master, 140 tons, 12 men, to proceed on her voyage to Barbados, notwithstanding the embargo, if agreeable to the rules and methods to be prosecuted as above, and subject to giving such bond as is directed for ships sailing to America : all on the petition of James Deane et al. of Bristol, merchants, owners of said ship.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 444.
Same to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) like Order for the like permit for the Agreement, Edward Dobbins master, 25 men, and the Swift, Jo[h]n James master, 25 men, to sail with the first convoy to [the] Madeiras to load wines for the Plantations : on the petition of Francis Eyles et al., traders to the Madeiras.
Ibid, p. 445.
Treasury reference to Mr. Fox of the petition of the clothiers of Col. Hales's Regiment, praying that 3,000l. due to them for clothing said Regiment may be stopped in Mr. Fox's hands, "the Col. refusing to pay the petitioners according to your Lordships' minute." Reference Book VI, p. 424.
Aug. 19 [probably erratum for Sept. 19]. Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular and ratal of premises as follows, being lands etc. in co. Hereford now concealed and unjustly detained from the Crown, in order to a lease thereof to William Trench for 31 years from Lady day last under the ancient yearly rentals amounting to 2l. 3s. 4d., with a reservation of a fourth part of the clear yearly value of such of the premises as shall be recovered to the Crown ; with a grant of all arrears thereon subject to the like reservation of a fourth part. Warrants not Relating to Money XIV, pp. 86-90.
Prefixing : (a) report, dated 1691, Sept. 16, by Sir Geo. Treby, Attorney General, on said Trench's petition. By patent of 1598-9, Feb. 23, Queen Elizabeth granted to Richard Breame, Thomas Simnell and David Owen several messuages, lands etc. in co. Hereford for 40 years at 30s. per an. rent. In 1610 the interest in the premises rested by mesne conveyances in Howell ap David. By the same patent Elizabeth demised to the same three persons other messuages etc. in co. Essex then appertaining to the late monastery of Waltham for the like term at 13s. 4d. per an. The said terms are long since expired and no subsequent grant appears. There is sufficient evidence of the Crown's title.
(b) Report, dated Feb. 19 last, by William Tailer, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, on Trench's petition and on (a) supra. The premises granted by Queen Elizabeth in 1599 were a close of pasture of six acres in Kingston and Huntington near Sinnet's Croft, a tenement called Cockesly in Kingston, three other tenements and another tenement called Prentice Lands, all in Kingston : a tenement called Bushells in Lambourne, co. Essex. The premises have been concealed from the Crown ever since 1660. But the parcels being small and in the hands of mean people, it may be difficult to recover them, "they having not been ascertained."
Sept. 20. Henry Guy to Mr. Shales, enclosing the form [missing] of the certificates to be made by the Treasurer of the Navy. Report your opinion thereon to my Lords. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 364.
The Treasury Lords to Sir William Phips, kt., Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England. The King has been pleased to send a squadron of ships of war to the West Indies under the command of Sir Fra. Wheeler, together with a considerable number of land Forces to be commanded by Col. Foulks, for the greater security of the Plantations. During their continuance in those parts they must be frequently supplied with provisions which cannot be furnished from hence with so much convenience as from the several Plantations. On the application of the Commissaries or agents of said Wheeler or Foulke you are to furnish them with provisions or credit with the Province of Massachusetts Bay and the adjacent Colonies, drawing bills on the Navy Commissioners in settlement. We will direct the said Commissioners punctually to meet same. (The like letter, mutatis mutandis, of same date, to Benj. Fletcher, esq., Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Province of New York.) (Duplicates of those letters were signed Nov. 28 and left with Mr. Warr at the Earl of Nottingham's.) Ibid, pp. 364-5.
Royal warrant, under the Queen's sign manual, to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for an allowance of 1,000l. per an. to be inserted on the Irish establishment, civil list, for Sir Charles Porter, kt. (late one of the Justices, Ireland), in respect of his office as Chancellor of Ireland, as additional to the 1,000l. per an. already standing on the said civil list for him : to date from Aug. 25 last. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 206.