Entry Book: May 1690, 6-10

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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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May 1690, 6-10

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
May 6. Confirmation by the Treasury Lords of the dormant warrant of June 21 last, ut supra, p. 160, for Andrew Haynes's salary as a King's waiter, London port. Money Book X, p. 37.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Excise for 700l. on any unsatisfied order in the name of William Harbord for the service of Ireland ; same to be by him delivered to the Excise Commissioners in discharge of so much paid by their officers in the country to Mr. Henley, by Harbord's order, for buying oats etc. for the use of the Army in Ireland. Ibid, p. 237.
Same dormant to the Receiver of Crown Revenues in co. Lancs to pay to the Bishop of Chester 200l. per an. for the King's four Lancashire preachers, by equal portions half yearly and also 750l. for 3½ years' arrears thereon from Michaelmas, 1686, to Lady day last : all as granted by Charles II and James II and as renewed by the Privy Seal of Feb. 22 last, supra, p. 487 : said payment to be made out of the rent reserved out of the lands in Furness etc. granted to Thomas Preston ut ibid. Ibid, pp. 237-8.
Money warrant for 15l. to John Leigh, Receiver General for the first Six Months' Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] in co. Herts ; for his extraordinary charges therein. (Money order dated May 10 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 239. Order Book III, p. 71.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to William Harbord (to be by him paid to Mr. William Watts for tents for the Marching Hospital in Ireland and for the 42 Chirurgeon's mates that are going (appointed to go) for Ireland) the 550l. which the said Watts will lend or procure to be lent into the Exchequer on credit of the Temporary Excise as by the Act [of 2 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] authorising 250,000l. loans thereon. (Same dated same to said Harbord to so apply same.) Disposition Book VI, pp. 123, 124.
Same to Mr. Duncombe. You have not made any progress in passing your commission as Receiver of the Review of the Poll in London and Middlesex, ut supra, p. 609. Do you intend to take upon you that receipt or not? Out Letters (General) XII, p. 261.
Same to the Attorney General to give warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag for a commission to Sir John Key, Sir Watkinson Payler (struck through by order of Mr. Jephson), Sir William Strickland, bart., Robert Hollis, Robert Waller, Thomas Langley, Phillip Wilkinson, Matthew Ashmole, Edward Wilbert and John Fotherby to enquire of derelict lands in or near the villages of South Cave, Ellerker, Bromfleet and the Provost in co. Yorks. Ibid, p. 262.
Same to Major Wildman [Postmaster General] to allow 53l. 18s. 9d. in the account of Peter Dawson, postmaster at York, being by him disbursed by order of several lords and gentlemen who were in arms in that city in assistance of the then Prince of Orange, now King Wm. III ; said disbursement being certified by Sir Henry Goodrick. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Capt. Edward Furlong for restoration to his place as King's waiter at Bristol. Reference Book VI, p. 162.
Same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, of the petition of Claud Hayes and other merchants in London, shewing that they laded several sorts of goods on the Orange Flower for Ireland on the encouragement of the Order in Council for free imports to Ireland for three months from Nov. 1 last, but the ship is not yet arrived there for want of convoy and being hindered by contrary winds ; therefore praying an order to the collector of Belfast to pass the goods, duty free [on arrival]. Ibid, p. 165.
Treasury letters patent authorising George Morley, gent., a Master of the High Court of Chancery (or his deputy, being a Master of Chancery) to attend in the Office of Alienations for taking Oaths and Signing Writs of Covenant and Writs of Entre : being the office already held by him : all as amply as he, Nathaniell Crew, Richard Courthop, John Pottenger or any others have held the same office. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, pp. 190-1.
William Jephson to Sir Christopher Wren to report on the enclosed petition of Ann Ball concerning a distress made on her goods in the King's Timber Yard at Windsor by the officers of the parish [of Windsor] under pretence of a distress for the poor. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 265.
May 6 [? 16]. Same to Mr. Williamson. My Lords are informed that you refuse to let the merchants in Yorkshire return [by their bills of exchange] the moneys by you received for the taxes there unless they will allow you 20d. per cent. [100l.] for the return of it, although they promise to pay it into the Exchequer within 14 days after they have received it, but that rather than return it by them you will bring it up in specie. My Lords look upon this as of ill consequence to the country [the Yorkshire merchants] and an unnecessary charge to the King. I am therefore to acquaint you that my Lords will not make any allowance for the bringing up of such money as may safely be returned [by such bills]. Ibid, p. 271.
May 6. Treasury warrant to the Auditor for Wales to allow in Godfrey Harcourt's account as late Receiver of [Crown Revenues in] North Wales 38l. for sums as follows "because he has paid the same to Bevis Lloyd," in whose aid same were levied for debts owing to said Lloyd from John Jarvis and William Walker : viz. 15l. levied on the lands of said Jarvis in co. Montgomery, 1687, Michaelmas ; 8l. levied on the lands of said Walker in co. Denbigh, 1687, Michaelmas, and 15l. on said Jarvis's lands, 1688, Michaelmas : which sums came to the hands of said Harcourt. Money Book X, p. 382.
May 7. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Charles Herbert, esq., of the office of Auditor of Crown Revenues within the Principality of Wales ; the said office being now void and in the King's dispose by an inquisition taken at the vestry of St. Martins in the Fields April 15 last : all to hold as amply etc. as Sir William Godolphin or any other predecessor therein. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 450.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Exchequer to take in loans on the Tunnage and Poundage Act [2 Wm. and Mary, c. 4] up to a total of 500,000l. at rates of interest and according to the method of register etc. as by the terms of said Act. Ibid, pp. 451-2.
Same to Thomas Done and Brooke Bridges, Auditors of Imprests, to allow in account to the Earl of Ranelagh [as Paymaster of the Forces] the various sums, amounting in all to 282,000l., paid by him to Jacob Vander Esch between 1689, May 1, to 1689, Dec. 31, by the King's direction ; the King reserving to himself "the examination of the particular disbursements of the same."
Appending : list of the separate dates and sums of said payments making said total.
Ibid, pp. 453-4.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for providing an assurance as follows for debts as follows owing in the Office of Ordnance for stores furnished and work done by them for said Office : viz. ; 799l. 8s. 3¼d. to John Silvester, smith at Portsmouth ; 467l. 6s. 8d. to Peter English, cutler, for repairing swords and hangers and for bayonets and other stores ; 533l. 6s. 8d. to John Hill, cutler, for new bayonets ; 1,813l. 16s. 7d. to Thomas Hawgood, cutler, for bayonets and hangers ; 1,050l. to William Coolinge, beltmaker, for belts and girdles with frogs, and strapping of musquets ; 1,317l. 14s. 0d. to Nathaniel Hunt for tents and other stores ; 207l. 4s. 0d. to Ann Marke (Markes) for freight at Portsmouth. Debentures for said payments are hereby to be made out and as the said payees shall from time to time make loans into the Exchequer the moneys of said loans are hereby to be issued to the Treasurer of the Ordnance to be by him paid and applied to the discharge of said debentures respectively with interest at 6 per cent. and further hereby the register of loans on the 2s. Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 1, c. 2] is hereby to be charged with the repayment of said loans as a security for same next and immediately after the sums already charged upon said register, to wit next and immediately after (1) the transferred unsatisfied orders on the 12d. Aid [of 1 Wm. and Mary, 20] ; (2) 400,000l. appropriated by the Act for said 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. 0d. charged thereon for John Hayward, carpenter, with interest, ut supra, pp. 534-5 ; (6) 3,000l. charged thereon for Thomas Casse with interest, ut supra, p. 562 ; (7) 1,000l. charged thereon to Sir John Pelham with interest, ut supra, pp. 608-9 ; (8) 13,771l. 8s. 3½d. charged thereon for William Benge, founder, with interest, ut supra, ibid. ; (9) 4,000l. charged thereon for Samuel Lash, carpenter, with interest, ut supra, ibid. ; (10) 10,127l. 4s. 9d. charged thereon for Edward Silvester, master smith, with interest, ut supra, ibid. ; (11) 4,425l. 4s. 9d. charged thereon for John Uthwaite with interest, ut supra, ibid. King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 454-9.
Same to same for a same dormant for a salary of 100l. per an. to Peter Guenon Beaubuisson, "Gentleman of our bows and guns and keeper of our Private Armoury at Whitehall," for his care and pains in keeping in good condition all our pistols, guns and other arms in the said Private Armoury and for the charge of servants to look after the same : to be payable quarterly as from 1689, Lady day. Ibid, p. 460.
Same to the Treasury Lords for a fee or salary of 40l. per an. to be payable quarterly from June 1 to John Tayler as keeper of the mill and engine to convey the water up to the castle at Windsor : said Taylor having of late been appointed to work at and keep in order the said engine and mill, to look after the repairs of the wheels and timber work, brass work and iron work, to assist in cleaning the conduit house, wells, drains, mills and river from gravel and weeds and to preserve the rivers and banks of the river ; and is at this time employed in the same and is certified as fit therefor by Sir Christopher Wren and William Talman, respectively Surveyor and Comptroller of the Works. By the present privy seal therefore said Taylor is appointed to do the said work during pleasure, with the said allowance, to be paid by William Roberts, paymaster of the works in the Castle of Windsor : and the first payment thereon is hereby to be for the past 1½ years to March 1 last. Further, he is hereby to be paid all such incident charges in and about the said work as shall be allowed by the proper officers of the works there. (Dormant Treasury warrant dated May 9 to said Roberts accordingly.) Ibid, pp. 467-8. Money Book X, p. 381
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for an assurance of payment as follows to creditors of the Forces and Ordnance as follows : viz. : 550l. to Phillip Coleby for 1,000 surtout coats by him delivered at 11s. each to Capt. Mathew Ingram, who is appointed by the Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland to take care of the clothing of divers of the Forces in Ireland ; 2,200l. to Robert Cragg for 4,000 ditto delivered to said Ingram at the like rate ; 2,342l. 8s. 1d. to James Moyer and Tracey Pancefort, gent., for clothing and accoutrements by them delivered to the Earl of Meath's Regiment (over and above 825l. 4s. 11d. which was paid to them by offreckonings of May, June, July and August, 1689) ; 1,840l. 18s. 4d. to Paul Derby, gent., for clothing and accoutrements by him delivered to Visct. Lisburne's Regiment (over and above 920l. 9s. 2d. which was paid him by offreckonings of the months aforesaid) ; 1,621l. 17s. 0d. to the said Paul Darby and John Prigg and Clement Wakelin, gent., for clothing and accoutrements by them delivered to the Regiments of the Princess Ann of Denmark, commanded by Col. Beaumont (over and above 600l. paid them by offreckonings of the months aforesaid) ; 500l. to the said James Moyer and Tracey Pancefort [? being due to them for the like] from the Regiment of Col. Edmund Villers.
And likewise 16,501l. 0s. 8d. which by an account of the said Capt. Mathew Ingram stated [to] Mar. 31 last by Auditor William Auldworth appear as due for the clothing of the Regiments of Horse, Foot and Dragoons of Enniskillen and Londonderry [the clothing whereof was] taken care of by the said Capt. Ingram.
And likewise for the following sums certified by the officers of the Ordnance, viz. : 712l. 12s. 0d. to John Gore for trench [sic for French] tents and other stores delivered to the Office of Ordnance ; 390l. 9s. 8¾d. to Tho. Silver, gent., for building a storehouse in St. James's Park and other disbursements and services for said Office of Ordnance.
And further several considerable sums [not stated] which the King is indebted in the Office of Works [for which the King is minded to provide 10,000l. to the Paymaster of the Works].
For all the sums aforesaid loans shall or may hereby forthwith be made upon credit of the Exchequer in general, to wit 550l. by said Coleby, 2,200l. by said Cragg, 2,342l. 8s. 1d. and 500l. by said Moyer and Pancefort, 1,840l. 18s. 4d. by said Darby, 1,621l. 17s. 0d. by Darby, Prigg and Wakelin, 16,501l. 0s. 8d. by said Capt. Ingram, 712l. 12s. 0d. by said Gore, 390l. 9s. 8¾d. by said Silver, 10,000l. by Thomas Lloyd, said Paymaster of the Works : and in the manner of the like privy seals formerly, supra, pp. 527-8, 534-5, 608-9 and 616, the said loan moneys are to be issued to the several Paymasters concerned (viz. to William Harbord as Paymaster for the Forces in Ireland for items 1 to 7 ; and to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for items 8 and 9 and to the Paymaster of the Works for item 10) for them thereby to pay and liquidate the debentures issued for the respective creditors for the said several items : and for a further assurance to the said creditors for their loans as herein, the said respective sums making in all 36,659l. 5s. 9¾d., with 6 per cent interest, are hereby to be charged on the register of the 2s. Aid in manner exactly ut supra ibid. and next and immediately after the full sequence of items last charged thereupon by the like privy seal, ut supra, p. 616, viz. 300,000l. of transferred orders ; 400,000l. of appropriated orders and divers sums ut ibid. amounting to 106,048l. 5s. 6¾d. [sic]. The only exception out of this arrangement is as to the sum of 16,501l. 0s. 8d. due to said Ingram. Of this sum 11,501l. 0s. 8d. is to be charged as above on the register of the 2s. Aid and the remaining 5,000l. is to be charged on the loans made or to be made on the [Additional] 12d. Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 2, c. 5].
King's Warrant Book XV, pp. 39-46.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of moneys in the Exchequer reserved for the Treasurer of the Chamber) 125l. to Sir Rowland Gwynn, for Mr. Randue, housekeeper of Windsor. (Same to said Gwynn to pay same to Randue for half a year's salary.) Disposition Book VIII, p. 124.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed memorial [missing] of William Wallis, agent to Col. Trelawney's Regiment ; and on the petition [missing] of Charles Middleton, merchant, concerning a bill of exchange drawn on said Wallis for money for the use of that Regiment. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 263.
The Treasury Lords to the Bishop of Exeter, Vice-Admiral of South Cornwall. We have yours of April 26 concerning the silver etc. claimed by Mr. Ford and partners (to wit Cornelius de Gelder, James Blackman and Fra. Ligo) under their patent under which they are responsible to the Crown for a fifth part. They have given bond, April 2 last, to abide by our determination as to the re-delivery [to you] of said silver etc. if you established your legal claim thereto within three months. There can therefore be no reasonable objection to your delivering the silver etc. to them, and we desire you to do it forthwith on sight hereof. They complain that both they and the Crown have been much damnified by your detention of the silver and the consequent obstruction to their proceeding in the gaining more treasure. Ibid.
Treasury reference to William Blathwayt of the petition of Richard Harnage and Richard Acton, praying for a tally on the [Additional] 12d. Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 2, c. 5] for 5,500l. and interest due to them for 10,000 surcoats delivered by order of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland. Reference Book VI, p. 165.
May 8. Treasury warrant dormant to Edward Nicholas, Receiver General in the Alienation Office, to pay the following fees per term to the several officers appointed in said Office by the Treasury Lords, viz. 40l. each to Peregrine Bertie, James Saunderson, and William Glanvill as deputies and Commissioners ; 40l. to said Nicholas as Receiver ; 20l. to George Morley, Master of Chancery ; 5l. each to Bernard Halfpenny and Thomas Webb as clerks ; and such incidents as said Commissioners shall certify. Money Book X, p. 239.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10,500l. to Mr. Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, out of the 20,500l. loan which Mr. Fort, joiner, and Mr. Hayward, carpenter, have agreed to lend on credit of the Temporary Excise as by the Act [2 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] for loans on same. The said money is to be applied as follows : viz. : 3,500l. to Mr. Ford, joiner ; 4,000l. to Mr. Hayward, carpenter ; 2,000l. to Mr. Hughs, bricklayer ; 1,000l. to Mr. Hill, mason : for work by them respectively performed at Kensington. (Same to said Lloyd to so apply said sums.) Disposition Book VIII, pp. 124, 125.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. There are 22 tallies struck on the Excise payable to the Treasurer of the Navy. Same are intended to be paid to the following persons for building 11 fireships [the dates being the dates at which the tallies fall due], viz. 2,000l. each to John Taylor (1690, July 2) ; Thomas Gressingham (July 9) ; Thomas Ellis (July 16) ; Nicholas Barret (July 23) ; John Frame (July 30) ; Edward Snellgrove (Aug. 6) ; William Ralph and William Castle (Aug. 13) ; Robert Castle (Aug. 20) ; John Greaves (Aug. 27) ; John Castle (Sept. 3) ; Jonas Shish (Sept. 10). You are to see said tallies satisfied at said dates. (Same to the Navy Commissioners, enclosing a copy of the above, which my Lords have written in answer to your desire of April 25 last.) Ibid, p. 126. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 264.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing the petition [missing] of Edward Randolph, late Collector of Customs in New England, praying payment of his salary to the date of Mr. Brenton's commission. You are to allow him such salary if his allegations are true. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 264.
Same to Sir Henry Ashurst and partners [Excise Commissioners]. Immediately on your receiving back the 25,000l. which you lately lent on the [Additional] 12d. Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 2, c. 5] my Lords desire you to re-lend it on the [credit of the] Temporary Excise according to your promise to them. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Kensington House, May 6 inst., suspending and taking off the embargo from all vessels trading along the coasts of this kingdom and from all ships with provisions bound for such parts of Ireland as are under obedience to their Majesties, on the respective owners and masters thereof giving sufficient security not to trade under pretence of this liberty into any foreign parts or into any parts of Ireland not now under subjection to their Majesties.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 150.
Same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) like Order in Council of like date for permitting John Lloyd to land 100 pipes of wine in Ireland, duty free ; said order being made on said Lloyd's petition, shewing that he and partners are owners of the Madeira wine in the ship Concord, taken by the French and afterwards re-taken by their Majesties' ship and brought into Plymouth as prize, cleared by the Admiralty Court upon paying salvage, but was pillaged of three parts [in four] of her lading ; therefore praying such duty free importation as above for the use of their Majesties' Forces in Ireland.
Ibid, p. 151.
Treasury reference to Mr. Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of William Jephson, esq., for a 61 years' lease of a small parcel of 4½ acres of land heretofore purchased for the use of the Royal Hospital near Chelsea and lying on the west side thereof and no ways interfering with the accommodation of said hospital : all at a rent of 40s. per acre, payable to the hospital : petitioner being desirous to build himself a little house and plant a garden there. Reference Book VI, p. 165.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer for a commission under seal of the Exchequer Court to Arthur Hart, Mayor of Bristol ; Sir Richard Hart and Sir John Knight ; John Dutton Colt, esq., collector of Bristol port ; Humphry Fitzherbert, customer outwards thereof ; — comptroller thereof ; William King and William Cole, surveyors thereof ; John Romsey, Thomas Edwards, attorney at law ; Robert Henley, George Merrick, Richard Lane, John Yeomans, senr., Edward Tocknall, John Seward and John Yeomans, junr., merchants ; for the setting out, survey and regulation of the port of Bristol and for the appointing of the members, places, quays and wharves thereof as by the Act of Frauds [14 Car. II, c. 11] : all by reason that the said port either through the omission of such a commission or else by reason of the alteration of rivers, streams, channels and lands through tract of time is become unsettled, unbounded and unlimited so that the extents thereof are not fully ascertained and some [places, quays etc.] thereof formerly used are now become unfit and others therein are become much more convenient for trade and for lading and shipping goods. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, pp. 191-4.
May 8 and 9. William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Earl of Ranelagh the 1,000l. which Col. Sloughter has proposed to lend or to procure to be lent on the credit of the Temporary Excise : same to be paid over to said Col. to clear the two Companies designed for the Colony of New York. (Entry struck through under date May 8 and repeated under date May 9, with the alteration only of the fund on credit of which the loan is to be made : viz. : from the Temporary Excise [2 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] to the Subsidy of Tunnage and Poundage [2 Wm. and Mary, c. 4].) Disposition Book VIII, pp. 125, 127
May 9. Confirmation by the new Treasury Lords of the salary warrant for Richard and Edmund Anguish as collectors of Yarmouth port, ut supra, p. 183. Money Book X, p. 58.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Cashier to pay John Langwith 15l. for last Lady day quarter as messenger attending the officers of the Customs. Ibid, p. 240.
Treasury allowance of said Langwith's bill of 15l. for same quarter's allowance as messenger attending the Treasury Lords. Money Book X, p. 240.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue to Edward Russell on any unsatisfied orders in his name as Treasurer of the Navy 20,973l. 19s. 11¾d. by tallies on the Excise : same to be applied to satisfy the like sum payable by the present Victuallers of the Navy to the Excise Commissioners on certain bills of exchange [representing Excise moneys collected in the country and paid by the country collectors by order to the said Victuallers on account of the Victualling ; the present payment being a mere matter of book-keeping to enable said Victuallers to reimburse same and balance said collectors' accounts].
Appending : detailed list of said bills of exchange, ranging in date from 1689, Dec. 17, to 1690, April 22 : total, 20,012l. 17s. 7d. : which with 961l. 2s. 4¾d. due [as Excise] on said Victuallers' brewhouse account, ended April 30 last, makes said total of 20,973l. 19s. 11¾d.
Ibid, pp. 240-1.
Same dormant to the Customs Cashier for payment of the salary of 62l. 6s. 8d. per an. to John Wilmer as customer of Strangers' Customs, London port. Ibid, p. 342.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt. There is no order [in Mr. Lloyd's name] that will bear the issue of the 10,500l. directed yesterday, supra, p. 621. It is necessary that the money should be issued. You are therefore to issue 2,000l. thereof on any unsatisfied order [made out in said Lloyd's name] and the remaining 8,500l. by way of advance. Warrants shall be passed with all expedition for the regular issue of same [i.e. of the remaining 8,500l.]. Disposition Book VIII, p. 126.
Same to same to issue to Mr. Harbord the 500l. which Mr. John Goldesborough will lend into the Exchequer on credit of the Temporary Excise. Same is to be paid over by Harbord to Mr. Giles (Capt. John Giles) towards satisfaction of (in further part of) his contract made with Mr. Crowley for horse shoes for Ireland. (Same to said Harbord to so pay same to said Giles.) (Same to Mr. Blathwayt to procure a royal warrant for allowing this item on Mr. Harbord's accounts [of moneys for the service of the Forces in Ireland].) Ibid, p. 127. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 265.
Same to same to issue to the Earl of Ranelagh the 9,310l. 17s. 10d. which Paul Doominique [Docminique] has agreed to lend into the Exchequer on credit of the Temporary Excise : same is to be for clearing the Third Troop of Guards to May 1 inst. Disposition Book VIII, p. 128.
Same to Mr. Roberts for a particular account of your receipt of the revenues of the Honor and Castle of Windsor, what annuities or other payments are charged thereon and how the account of said revenue stood at Lady day last. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 264.
William Jephson to the Attorney General to insert two amendments in the draft of Monsieur Pereira's contract [for bread for the Forces in Ireland].
Prefixing : note of said amendments (1) immediately on passing the contract, Pereira shall have an order for 12,000l. and on the 10th June following another order for 6,000l. and 600l. [sic for 6,000l.] upon the 10th of every succeeding month, unless the King signify the contrary by warrant.
Out Letters (General) XII, p. 264.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, to Monsieur de Bruse a piece of linen cloth seized by the Customs officers at Harwich. Ibid, p. 266.
Same to the Attorney General to give warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag for a commission to Sir Nathaniell Powell, Ralph Buskin, Henry Marsh, Alexander Cullpeper, William Horton and James Cottingham to enquire of lands etc. conveyed to superstitious uses in cos. Kent, Essex, Oxford and Surrey, and cities of Oxford and Canterbury ; whereof the King is informed. In the margin : Lord Fairfax [implying that said Lord was the informant and had petitioned for a grant of same]. Ibid.
Treasury letters patent constituting Henry Segar as Comptroller of Kingston upon Hull port loco Thomas Mitton, late Comptroller there : during pleasure : with the fee of 16l. 13s. 4d. per an. Out Letters (Customs) XII, pp. 151-2.
Same constituting Rose Peterman as a King's waiter, London port, loco William Richards, lately deceased. Ibid, pp. 152-3.
Treasury reference to William Blathwayt, Secretary at War, of a draft warrant for allowing to the Auditors of Imprests (on their making up Mr. Harbord's account [of moneys for the service of the Forces in Ireland]) 20s. for every Troop of Horse and Dragoons and for every Company of Foot employed in Ireland : all as craved by said auditors [being the allowance which they get on making up the accounts of the Paymaster of Forces in England]. Reference Book VI, p. 164.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh of the petition of Robert Radaway, Mr. Simpkins, Mr. Parsons, Mr. Dawson and Mr. Potter, showing that they clothed the Duke of Bolton's Regiments to the amount of 4,572l. 14s. 0d., which was to have been paid out of offreckonings, but they have received only 905l. advance money, so there remains due 2,762l. 14s. 0d. [sic], and the offreckonings are received by the agent of the said Regiments and not accompted for to petitioners : therefore praying that he may be directed to pay to them the money he has received. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Abraham Peeters for the first vacancy of a deputy searcher's place in London port. He is to be presented for same, if fit. Ibid, p. 165.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh and Mr. Blathwayt of the petition of Mary Hopkins, widow, shewing that she has served as matron to the Hospital at Hounslow Heath ever since the building thereof ; and praying to be continued therein and to be paid her salary from the King's accession "or if his Majesty have no occasion for the Hospital, to give her the goods therein, being of small value, in lieu of what is due to her." Ibid.
William Jephson to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, enclosing the petition [missing] of Henry Rice for the place of collector of Kinsale upon the reduction of that place. You are to establish him there when so reduced, the Treasury Lords having granted him same. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 21.
Treasury letters patent constituting Capt. Stephen Godfrey as collector and receiver of the revenue in the port and district of Coleraine loco Warham Jemmett, who was appointed thereto by the late settlement of officers in that kingdom made in or about September last : all in consideration of said Godfrey's good services in Londonderry during the whole time that same was besieged, and of the great charges by him sustained in raising men and otherwise for their Majesties' service there. Ibid, pp. 21-2.
May 10. Money order for 5l. to William Parks, porter at the Receipt of the Exchequer, for last Lady day quarter's attendance there and on the officers there. Order Book III, pp. 71-2.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of any disposable unappropriated money in the Exchequer : Disposition Book VIII, p. 128.
l. s. d.
to William Harbord for a fortnight's subsistence of the Regiments of the Duke of Bolton, Visct. Castleton and Sir George St. George 1,073 11 0
to ditto to pay off Mr. Henley's bills 2,000 0 0
to the Earl of Ranelagh for a fortnight's subsistence [of the Forces, England] 7,711 4 0
Same to same to issue to William Harbord the 500l. which will be lent into the Exchequer by Monsieur Alexander Duroure Desbonnaus and the 200l. which will be lent by Monsieur Charles Des Vignolles de Praad, both on credit of the Temporary Excise. The total, 700l., is to be paid by said Harbord to Capt. de la Bastide, commanding the additional Troop to the Duke of Sconberg's (Schonbergh's) Regiment of Horse or to the agent of that Regiment for the use of said Troop "according to the particulars in the enclosed note [missing]." (Same to said Harbord to so pay same.) Ibid, pp. 128, 129.
Same to William Harbord to pay to Ralph Williamson the 2,000l. directed, supra, p. 611, to you to satisfy his bill for so much paid to Israel Feilding for the use of the Danish Forces. (Same to Mr. Blathwaite to procure a royal warrant for allowing this item on said Harbord's account [of moneys for the Forces in Ireland].) Ibid, p. 129. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 267.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to procure a like royal warrant to authorise said Harbord to pay 5,500l. to Richard Harnage and Richard Acton for 10,000 surtouts by them delivered at Chester by contract. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 266.
Treasury reference to the Navy Commissioners of the memorial of Mr. Gore et al., hemp merchants, praying payment of interest from the time of delivery of their hemp to the time their bills were paid. Reference Book VI, p. 166.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Henry Segar, Comptroller of Hull port, proposing Hugh Mason for his deputy there. Reference Book VI, p. 166.
Same to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, enclosing (a) infra. Communicate it to the revenue officers, Ireland, for them to govern themselves accordingly.
Appending : (a) letter of this day's date from the Treasury Lords to the Duke of Schonbergh. The King is informed you have issued several orders for the discharge of duties payable on importation of goods into Ireland. We are commanded to inform you that both the King and Queen pay duty on all things imported for their own use and it is his pleasure that this rule be observed "on that side" [Ireland], by all persons for their goods, as well prize goods as others.
Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 23.