Nature and Substance of the Entry.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General
for a great seal for a grant to Lord William Powlett,
younger son to Charles, Duke of Bolton, of the
profits of the Greenwax ("all fines, penalties and
sums of money that shall accrue to us ... upon
all judgments Quod capiatur et Capias pro fine and
also of all our revenue or profits that shall arise
by or upon the Greenwax of our Exchequer at
Westminster or commonly called or known as part
or parcel of the Greenwax") and all arrears thereof ;
excepting all fines arising on penal statutes against
Recusants and Conventiclers as well Greenwax
as others or on informations Popular Qui tam etc.
and except all Post Fines of Alienations : and
reserving to the Crown the right of pardoning any
fine as aforesaid as amply as if the present grant
were not made : all to hold for 41 years from date
hereof at a rent of 500l. per an., payable into the
Receipt : with power to the sheriffs to deduct out
of any the above profits such sums as are due upon
their accounts if there be not sufficient of the King's
revenue in their hands to defray their ordinary
charges : the duties hereby granted are to be
collected and accounted for according to the law
and custom of the Exchequer : with power to the
Judges to spare issues and mitigate fines and recognizances
and to allow charges to prosecutors as
they now use : and with power to them further to
order 40l. per an. (out of the Capias pro fine) for
repairs of the Court of Common Pleas : the grantee
to covenant to present yearly accounts of his receipts
hereunder so that the true value thereof may be
known from time to time : and to covenant further
that if the proceeds thereof exceed 3,000l. in one
year (viz. 500l. rent, 500l. for charge of management
and 2,000l. to the lessee) then three fourths of the
overplus shall be answered to the King : with
power of resumption by the Crown if it shall appear
that this grant is prejudicial to the subject or
inconvenient to the King's service : with proviso,
finally, that this grant shall not prejudice the office
of Surveyor of the Greenwax.
King's Warrant Book
XIV, pp. 443-5.
Same to same for a same to pass the great seal of
Ireland for a commission to Sir Charles Meredith, kt.,
Jno. Lowther, William Culliford, Edward May and
Edward Ford to be Revenue Commissioners, Ireland
("Commissioners and Governors in and throughout
our kingdom of Ireland of and for all and every our
revenues" there) : during pleasure : with 600l.
per an. salary to each of the lastnamed three persons,
from Lady day last : Lawrence Steele to be Secretary
to said Commissioners with 300l. per an. salary
and John Thompson to be solicitor to them : with
power to the Commissioners to appoint or remove
sub-commissioners, collectors, receivers, accountants,
waiters, searchers, gaugers etc. ; and to take their
surety bonds ; and to allow them salaries : and
with power to compound fines and forfeitures except
forfeitures arising upon the Acts of Tunnage and
Poundage : with power to cause the collectors to
make yearly accounts : with power to them and
to persons employed by them to administer oaths
as by law may be administered to any persons
concerning the premises : with power to grant
bills of portage to masters of ships according to
usage and bills of stores to merchants "to the
value of 10s. in Customs" and to compound seizures
of below 40s. value : all the officers of the revenue
to give account to them from time to time of their
Ibid, pp. 447-50
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal
to authorise the Treasury Lords, from time to time
where necessary, to give warrant to the survivors
of the Trustees for Sale of Fee Farms (viz. Sir William
Hayward and Sir John Talbot) to give such relief
to purchasers as have not received the fruit of
their purchases by reason of any mistakes or doubts
[viz. by double sales or mis-describing or nondiscoverability
of any items of such rents] : such
relief to be given (in the form of reprise) out of
rents remaining unsold : all by reason that Charles II
granted a privy seal 1675-6, Feb. 29, ut supra,
Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. V, pp. 131-2,
providing for the like relief, but it is supposed
that the said privy seal is now become void ; but
his present Majesty being graciously pleased to
grant the like relief in such cases.
Appending : instructions to be observed by said
Trustees herein : being ut supra, ibid.
King's Warrant Book
XIV, pp. 463-6.
Treasury letters patent constituting Thomas Neesham
as collector of their Majesties' revenues in the port
and district of Strangford loco William Dobbins,
whose authority therein is hereby determined : all
by reason that said Neesham as late collector there
was plundered, forced from his employment and
imprisoned by the Irish for assisting the Protestants
before their Majesties' army landed there and for
the said reason was taken away by the Irish army
and in danger of his life ; but having made his
escape was restored to the said collection by authority
of the Duke of Schonberg : but the late Treasury
Lords, "not having notice (as we are informed)
that the said Thomas Neesham was then in possession
of the said place," did on Sept. 20 last constitute
William Dobbins as collector of Strangford, together
with the ports and districts of Donnaghadee : the
present decision of the Treasury Lords being made
upon a report from William Culliford and Edward
May upon said Neesham's case and in view of his
services and sufferings.
Out Letters (Ireland) VI,
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy
seal for providing an assurance as follows for payment
of the following creditors of the Office of
Ordnance, viz. : 1,000l. to Sir John Pelham for
100 tons of iron round shot of several natures
contracted by him to be furnished ; 13,771l. 8s. 3½d.
to William Benge, founder, for divers brass and
iron ordnance, granado shells and round shot by
him provided or contracted to be provided ; 4,000l.
to Samuell Lash, carpenter, for divers stores and
services delivered or contracted for ; 10,127l. 4s. 9d.
to Edward Silvester, master smith, for stores
furnished and services performed ; 4,425l. 4s. 9d.
to John Uthwaite (Ushwaite) for cordage, tar,
pitch etc. furnished or agreed to be furnished :
making in all 33,323l. 17s. 9½d. Debentures for
said sums are hereby to be made out and issued to
them by the Ordnance Office : and as they may
or shall from time to time respectively lend money
into the Exchequer the said loan money is hereby
immediately to be issued to the Treasurer of the
Ordnance to be by him applied to the payments
of the said debentures respectively. And for a
further assurance to said payees the said sums are
hereby to be charged on the register of loans
authorised by Parliament in the 2s. Aid as by
the Act [1 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 2, c. 1] next and
immediately after the sums already charged thereon
as follows : to wit : next and immediately after
(1) the unsatisfied orders transferred from the
12d. Aid Act [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 20] ; (2) 400,000l.
charged on said register by the said Act for the
2s. Aid ; (3) 30,000l. charged thereon for Thomas
Westerne with interest, ut supra, pp. 527-8 ; (4)
8,855l. 4s. 8¾d. charged thereon for John Fitch with
interest, ut supra, pp. 534-5 ; (5) 6,031l. 10s. 10d.
charged thereon for John Hayward with interest,
ut supra, pp. 534-5 ; (6) 3,000l. charged thereon for
Thomas Casse with interest, ut supra, p. 562.
King's Warrant Book
XV, pp. 72-7.
Confirmation by the new Treasury Lords of the
dormant warrant of June 21 last, supra, p. 160,
for Roger [Churnock's] and Thomas Charnock's
Money Book X, p. 37.
Money warrant for 500l. to William, Earl of Portland,
for last Christmas quarter on his annuity or pension
as Groom of the Stole and First Gentleman of the
Bedchamber. (Money order dated May 3 hereon.)
Ibid, p. 233. Order
Book III, p. 70.
Same for 250l. each to the following for same quarter
on same as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber : viz. :
James, Duke of Ormonde ; Charles, Earl of Monmouth ;
Charles, Earl of Selkirk ; Henry, Visct.
Sidney ; James, Earl of Drumlanrig ; John, Earl
of Clare ; Aubrey, Earl of Oxford ; John, Earl of
Marlborough ; Richard, Earl of Scarborough.
(Money orders dated May 3 hereon.)
Money Book X, p. 233.
Order Book III, p. 70.
Same for 125l. each to the following for same quarter
on same as Grooms of the Bedchamber : viz. :
Col. Charles Trelawney, John Sayers, Peircy Kirke,
Adrian van Borcelan, Hatton Compton, Emanuell
Scroop How, James Stanley. (Money orders dated
May 3 hereon.)
Money Book X, p. 234.
Order Book III, p. 70.
William Jephson to Mr. Duncomb. My Lords are
informed that the money arising within London
and Middlesex on the review of the Poll is in the
collectors' hands. They desire you to pass your
commission [as receiver thereof] forthwith, so that
you may receive the money.
Out Letters (General) XII,
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to procure a royal warrant
to authorise William Harbord to pay 1,174l. to
Edward Feilding and John Roach for the ship
Reformacion of Bristol, which was lost in their
Majesties' service, and 360l. for three months' pay
thereof, pursuant to the Order in Council of Jan. 25
Same to the Lord Chamberlain. The King has
signed the establishment for the Treasurer of the
Chamber's Office and has commanded the Treasury
Lords to signify his pleasure in the following particulars,
viz. (1) that the musicians be presently
reduced to 24 and an instrument keeper, and that
though there is provision made only for that number
by the establishment, yet care will be taken for
paying the rest for the time they have served.
(2) That the Grooms of the Chamber be presently
reduced to 10 ; and like care will be taken of the
rest of them as is to be of the music. (3) That as
any of the 40 messengers happen to die or be removed
the number of them be reduced to 30. (4) That the
Physician to the Household be suppressed and
that the duty of that place be performed by some
of the other four physicians as the Lord Chamberlain
shall appoint. (5) That there be but one apothecary
to the King's person and that Mr. Chace have
that employment and that Mr. Rottermont be
the Apothecary to the Household ; and care will
be taken for payment of the Physician of the Household
and the Apothecary, who is [are] to be suppressed,
for the time they have served.
Ibid, p. 260.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of
the petition of Tho. Bell for a landsurveyor's place,
London port. My Lords, having received this
petition from the King, recommend petitioner.
Reference Book VI, p. 161.
Same to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded
of the petition of several inhabitants of Rochester,
shewing that there is an arrear of 1,100l. due to
them for quartering sick and wounded soldiers
[amounting to so much] when the King appointed
Commissioners for that affair and since [increased
to] above 2,000l. : therefore praying an order [for
payment] ; upon credit whereof they may procure
Money warrant for 120l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Roger Harsnet,
a Serjeant at Arms, for 241 days, June 11 last to
Feb. 6 last, at 10s. a day for his pains and disbursements
in attending the Speaker of the House
of Lords : to be paid by tallies on the Tenths
arising within the diocese of Lichfield and Coventry.
(Money order dated May 6 hereon.)
Money Book X, p. 234.
Order Book III, p. 71.
Same dormant for the annuity or pension of 2,000l.
per an. to Henry, Lord Delamer, now Earl of
Money Book X, p. 234.
Treasury allowance of the last Lady day quarter's
salary bill, detailed, of the Excise Office : total,
2,880l. 10s. 0d. (including Hen. Wynne, Register
to Commissioners of Appeals ; John Birch, Auditor ;
Elias Ashmole, Comptroller ; Edward Noell and
John Thomson, Registers to Excise Commissioners ;
Tho. Aram, Solicitor to ditto ; Robt. Ferguson,
housekeeper ; Geo. Parry, solicitor ; John Baber,
clerk of securities ; John Haines, clerk to Mr. Noel ;
Natt. Wood, doorkeeper ; Isaac Dafforne, Accountant
General ; Joseph Chamberlain and Richard
Waterman, his assistant ; Samuel Johnson, correspondent,
and Martin Newton, his assistant ;
William Vickers and Peter Sterry, accountants to
the London brewers ; John Crowther, Ben. How
and Tho. Hooke, ditto for the country [brewers] ;
Geo. Lloyd, William Ashurst, William Tayler and
John Sampson, messengers to the London brewers ;
Hen. Wright, porter ; Tho. Foster, Tho. Browne
and William Lee, watchmen ; William Griffith,
yardkeeper ; 10 surveyors of the London brewers ;
37 London gaugers ; 10 seven-shilling men ; John
Farmer, Tho. Rand, John Smith and Robt. Hussey,
examiners of the gauger's books ; John Beale,
collector at the Custom House for imported liquors ;
Tho. Shrubb, surveyor of imported liquors ibid. ;
Jno. Steele and Morga[n] Baxter, boatmen assistants
to Shrubb ; Phil. Shales, chief surveyor of imported
liquors in the port of London and the districts ;
Tho. Godfrey, landwaiter at the Custom House ;
Robt. Shepheard, ditto for tasting wines and
brandies ; John Newman and (from Feb. 2) Tho.
Woodward, general surveyor of the officers for
strong waters ; John Kirton, clerk for strong
waters ; John Holford, assistant ditto ; five surveyors
of the strong waters ; 13 gaugers for ditto ;
Samuel Shepheard, general gauger of all the vessels
in London ; William Morss, his assistant ; Herbert
Springett, surveyor of the officers for coffee, cyder
etc. ; Edward Pilsworth, clerk for ditto ; Robt.
Webb, Tom Dickens, Giles Baker and John Patten,
surveyor and messengers for ditto ; five coffee
gaugers ; Matt. Bisby, surveyor of the mead etc.).
Ibid, pp. 235-6.
Treasury warrant to Roger Whitley, junr., esq.,
Receiver General of Crown Revenues in Cheshire
and North Wales, to pay to Thomas Whitley and
Peter Whitley, master masons of the works in
Chester Castle, 420l. 14s. 8d. upon account, to be
applied to the repair of their Majesties' buildings
in Chester Castle where the Court of Exchequer
for the County Palatine of Chester is kept, and
the place where the records of the same Court are
laid : as by Morgan Whitley's estimate for same.
Money Book X, p. 236.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to
issue 12l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Rowland Gwynn, Treasurer
of the Chamber. (Same to said Gwynn to pay same
to James Kitson for a quarter's salary as a
Disposition Book VIII,
Same to same to issue 2,000l. to William Harbord
to be by him paid to Ralph Williamson to repay
so much paid to Israell Feilding for the use of the
Same to same to issue (out of loans made or to be
made in the Exchequer by Edward Feilding and
John Roach on credit of the Additional 12d. Aid)
1,534l. to William Harbord to be paid as follows,
viz. 1,174l. to said Feilding and Roach for the ship
called Reformacion of Bristol, lost in the King's
service, and 360l. for three months' freight of said
ship. (Same to said Harbord to so pay same
pursuant to the royal warrant of the 2nd inst.)
Ibid, pp. 122, 123.
Same to same to issue to said Harbord the 3,000l.
which he (Harbord) has agreed to lend into the
Exchequer on credit of the Temporary Excise :
to be by said Harbord employed for satisfying
divers bills of exchange drawn on him in Ireland
by order of the Duke of Schonbergh : "notwithstanding
any former orders."
Ibid, p. 123.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to open and
deliver at Admiral Russell's house (on payment
of Customs) his goods now arrived or daily expected
Out Letters (General) XII,
Same to same to deliver, Customs free, a parcel of
chocolate now in the Custom House and belonging
to the Countess of Staremberg, Great Chamberlain
to the Queen of Spain : as by the enclosed memorial
Ibid, p. 261.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to
deliver, on payment of Customs, some things
arrived for Monsieur Danckelman, the Envoy
of the Elector of Brandenburg, viz. twelve
horses, thirteen trunks of clothes for him and
his retinue, six packs of tents and provisions and
other necessaries for the campaign.
Out Letters (General) XII,
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh, enclosing a report
[missing] concerning the undertaking of the late
Farmers of the Revenue in Ireland. Please peruse
same and attend my Lords thereon on Tuesday,
May 13 next.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to
employ Thomas Firmin as boatman at Orford in
Ipswich port loco Joseph Carter, who never appeared.
Thomas Tickell as surveyor of Whitehaven port
loco Arthur Wells, lately deceased.
Out Letters (Customs) XII,
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Edward
Young for the place of landwaiter, Weymouth port,
loco Richard New, deceased. Young is hereby to
be presented if fit.
Reference Book VI, p. 162.
Same to Brook Bridges, an Auditor of Imprests, of
Richard Kent's account of interest on 15,000l.
lent by him into the Exchequer (viz. 5,000l. on
1688, Oct. 6 ; 2,000l. on Oct. 12 ; 3,000l. on Oct. 17 ;
2,000l. on Nov. 2 ; 3,000l. on Nov. 7) : total interest
from said days of lending to the several days of
repayment being 487l. 17s. 3d. : and further of
his bill (47l. 8s. 6d.) of charges in prosecuting several
persons on their surety bonds.
Treasury warrant to Philip Ryley, Surveyor General
of Woods, Trent South, to fell 40 loads of timber
(of about 50l. value) in Salcey Forest, where same
can be best spared without defacing the forest,
and to deliver same to John Lawton, forester or
keeper of the Great Lawn in said forest, for the
new building of his lodge, which was wholly pulled
down in the late civil wars, his present lodge
being but an outhouse of the old one and so ruinous
as to be uninhabitable : Lawton being willing to
build at his own cost if said timber be granted.
The bark, lop, top and offal of the said timber is
to be sold for the King's use and an account rendered
thereof before the auditor for co. Northampton.
Warrants not Relating to
Money XIII, p. 185.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Dr. Owen
Wynne of the profits of the Original Seal of the
King in the several counties of Carnarvon, Anglesea
and Merioneth lately in the charge of the Chamberlain
there : the present lease to be for 30 years
from 1691, July 3, at a rent of 9l. per an., and on
a consideration of 200l. to be paid by said Wynne
to Mris. Sarah White, widow and administratrix to
Rowland White, the late lessee of the premises.
Ibid, pp. 187-190.
Prefixing : (a) report, dated Dec. 7 last, from William
Tailer (in the absence of the Surveyor General of
Crown Lands) on the petition of said Sarah White
for a renewal of the lease of the Pre-fines and profits
of said Original Seal in said counties. The matter
is fully stated in the Surveyor General's report of
1685, June 4, to Treasurer Rochester, on the petition
of Eubule Thelwall and Mathew Price, but no further
proceedings were had thereon till 1686, presumably
owing to Dr. Wynne's opposition, who had a petition
for the premises, and a report thereon in Aug., 1684.
Treasurer Rochester ordered 1686, Nov. 16, an
extension of the term in being and a warrant was
prepared for same to Thelwall and Price in trust
for Sarah White's son, then under age. This may
be completed if thought fit, with the insertion of
the covenants giving aggrieved persons liberty to
appeal to the Lord Treasurer etc. where the lessee
or the Chamberlain shall impose any excessive
fine etc. Petitioner's son being since dead, she
desires a renewal to same trustees as for her other
children, Jane and Leticia, both of age and unmarried.
(b) Copy of John Fisher's report of 1685, June 4,
on Sarah White's petition. I have fully stated
this matter in a report to the late Treasury Lords
in 1684, Aug., on Mr. Owen Wynne's petition ; which
report I here repeat, viz. : the premises were at the
Restoration in possession of Sarah White's late
husband Rowland, son of Rowland White, by
virtue of a grant made 15 Car. I to said Rowland,
senr., for three lives at 8l. per an. rent and four
marks for a heriot : a second lease was granted
12 Aug., 1661, to said Rowland the son for 21
years : he died 1670, July 3 : his widow petitioned
for a new lease 1674, which was reported on 1674,
June 24, and in 1677, Aug. 23, a warrant passed
for rating a particular thereof, which was done
in 1678, as in (c) infra, there having been some
remissness in petitioner's prosecuting the matter.
No further warrant was granted thereon, "but I
believe there has been some leases passed since in
Wales of the like nature."
(c) Particular of the premises made out by
Deputy Auditor Thomas Tudor, dated 1677, Dec. 4 :
and memorandum dated 1678, June 10, and ratal
dated 1686-7, Feb. 28, thereof by John Fisher,
Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
William Jephson to the Revenue Commissioners,
Ireland, enclosing the petition [missing] of Thomas
Coote (Coot). My Lords desire you to employ
him as your counsel in matters relating to the
management of the revenue in Ireland (cancelled
and replaced on May 12 by a similar letter from
the Treasury Lords themselves to said Commissioners).
Out Letters (Ireland) VI,
pp. 21, 22.