Entry Book: July 1690, 21-31

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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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July 1690, 21-31

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
July 21. Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 400l. on any unsatisfied orders in the name of William Jephson for secret service : to be satisfied by tallies on the Excise. Money Book X, p. 418.
Same to same for tallies of pro or assignment on the Excise for 18,750l. to Sir Hen. Ashurst, Sir John Morden, Sir Samuell Dashwood, Sir Humphry Edwyn, William Strong, John Foche, Stephen Evance and Charles Duncombe [Commissioners of Excise] in repayment of six tallies of loan for 3,125l. each, dated the 17th inst., being loans made by them on the Fourth part of the unappropriated Excise. (The like for a further 3,125l. to same on a tally of loan dated July 18.) Ibid, pp. 419-20.
Same to Thomas Fox [Customs Cashier] to pay 100l. to the Mayor etc. of Lyme Regis out of the Customs of that port : to be for one year to June 24 last on the annuity granted them by Charles II 1684, Dec. 22, for 21 years towards the conservation and reparation of the pier commonly called the Cobb erected in the sea near said town.
In the margin : memorandum : but a half year due ; being paid to Christmas, 1689, by warrant of Jan. 25 last, supra, p. 464.
Ibid, p. 420.
Same to the Receipt to issue 241l. 10s. 0d. to Edward Russell, esq., on any unsatisfied orders in his name as Treasurer of the Navy : 150l. thereof to be by tally on the Excise ; and 91l. 10s. 0d. remainder thereof by tally on the late revenue of Hearthmoney : which tallies are to be applied to discharge the like sums payable by Mr. Champion Ashby to the Excise Commissioners and Hearthmoney Cashier on bills drawn on him for butter and cheese furnished to the Navy. Ibid, p. 421.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of small branches of the revenue) 40l. 0s. 6d. to the Earl of Montagu, Master of the Great Wardrobe. (Same to said Earl to pay same to John Lowther, esq., for so much due to him in the Office of the Great Wardrobe for one year's livery to the feast of All Saints, 1676, as one of the Grooms of the Privy Chamber to Charles II.) Disposition Book VIII, p. 191. Money Book X, p. 422.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the Excise for 2,041l. 15s. 0d. to William Scawen and Henry Cornish in repayment of so much by them lent into the Exchequer the 10th inst. on credit of the unappropriated Excise. Money Book X, p. 423.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Jephson] for secret service the 570l. 6s. 3d. imprest money [re-]paid [into the Exchequer] by Mr. Peter Apsley. Disposition Book VIII, p. 191.
Same to Sir Rowland Gwynn to pay 131l. 1s. 8d. to Mr. Theodore Randue, housekeeper of Windsor [Castle], for half a year's salary to June 24 last. Ibid.
Same to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance, enclosing the petition of Jane Fawcus, widow of Roger Fawcus, deceased, late master of the Adventure of London, praying payment of 499l. 2s. 0d. for the three months said ship was employed in the King's service in Ireland ; as by bills signed by the Duke of Schomberg. The Treasury Lords being sensible of the great straits and necessities petitioner is reduced to, desire you to give her what relief you can. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 327.
The Treasury Lords to the Attorney General and the rest of the Poll Commissioners for the Middle Temple. We are informed that the members of your society are assessed very poorly to the last [Second] Poll for their practices, far below the direction and meaning of the Act [2 Wm. and Mary, c. 2] for same. We desire you to consider that matter better and to execute your powers as [Assessment] Commissioners in such manner that the King's service (wherein the public safety is at this time so very much concerned) may not suffer. We do not hear that you have made any progress yet upon the review of the 1689 Poll, but doubt not you will proceed thereon forthwith, "as the Lord Chief Justice and the rest of the Commissioners for Serjeants Inn in Chancery Lane have done within their limits, where there was no assessment laid upon [said Inn by] the Original Act [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 13, for the First Poll], but is now upon the Act [1 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 2, c. 7] of Review."
(The like letter to Sir Robert Sawyer and the rest of the Commissioners for the Poll in the Inner Temple.)
William Jephson to Mr. Sotherne to lay (a) infra before the Admiralty Lords for their granting the protections desired.
Appending : (a) undated, unsigned memorial, stating that Rob. Taylor, Christopher Hill, Henry Hall, Joseph Emerson, Solomon Pen are to give evidence in the cause between the Crown and the East India Company concerning the ship Charles the Second, lately arrived from the East Indies : they are "to repair on board their Majesties' ship Neptune on Monday next, otherwise to be secured from being pressed."
Ibid, p. 328.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing a memorial [missing] from the Spanish Ambassador concerning a parcel of lace belonging to him and seized in the Customs. You are to deliver same. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to same to deliver 80 pieces of muslin and 16lbs. of tea belonging to Mary Devet, which were seized at Crayford in Kent by Mr. Peregrine Bertie as prohibited goods and which are now appraised and in the Customs warehouse, London : the Queen having granted to said Devet the Crown's [moiety] part of said seizure. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 174.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren and Phillip Ryley, esq., of the bills of John Webb, fowlkeeper and pondkeeper in St. James's Park, for necessaries for feeding the fowl and serving fowl for the King's table at Hampton Court and Kensington. The referees are to report where his bills were formerly paid and the most proper method for paying same in future. Reference Book VI, p. 212.
Same to Tho. Hall, First Secondary in the King's Remembrancer's Office, of the memorial of Mr. Humphrys, dated July 15, shewing that the fines upon Alienations in the Chancery have for many ages been leased, from seven years to seven years, by the Crown to the Lord Treasurer and the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the survivor of them or to the Treasury Lords ; whereby the disposal of all offices there and the government of that revenue is in the hands of said Lords ; that the account of said revenue has of late years been taken by the auditor for Wales, and Mr. Humfrys has in his hands all books and accounts relating thereto and particularly the last two years' accounts ready made up for declaration ; that Col. Herbert is sworn [in as] auditor for Wales and Mr. Charles Chetwin his deputy, who understands nothing of the office he has undertaken : therefore petitioner prays that the audit of the Alienation accounts may be continued in him, the disposal thereof being the peculiar of the Treasury Lords. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Ralph Rymer of the scite of the late monastery of St. Mary in the suburbs of York, to wit the Palace or Mansion House situate outside the walls of the city and the 13 acres of land thereto, in the tenure of Sir John Reresby, Governor of York or custodian of the said mansion house : reserving and excepting all rooms used by the steward of the manor of St. Mary's for keeping of the courts and leets pertaining to said manor, and excepting also all minerals : all as granted 1687, Nov. 24, to Henry Lawson, esq., son of Sir John Lawson of Brough, for 31 years : the present lease to be for 31 years from date [hereof] at 10l. per an. rent : the present lessee to defend [at his own charge] the Crown's title against the above existing lessee ; and to quitclaim the Crown of the usual annual fee of 20 nobles paid to or claimed by the housekeeper of said house ; and with reservation of rooms for the steward as above.
Prefixing : (a) particular of the premises and (b) memorandum by Robert Hewitt, deputy auditor ; (c) ratal of said particular by William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, pp. 227-9.
July 23. Treasury warrant dormant to Thomas Fox, Customs Cashier, to pay the patent salary of 32l. per an. to William Christian as customer of Carlisle port. Money Book X, p. 423.
Treasury warrant to same to pay 15l. 3s. 4d. to John Langwith for last June 24 quarter as messenger attending the Customs. Ibid, p. 424.
Treasury allowance of said Langwith's bill for 15l. 3s. 4d. for same quarter's attendance on the Treasury Lords. Money Book X, p. 424.
Money warrant for 1,042l. 11s. 8¼d. to Robert, Lord Lucas, Governor of the Tower, for six bills for safe keeping of prisoners in the Tower from 1688, Dec. 26, to 1690, June 24. (Money order dated July 24 hereon.) Ibid, p. 424. Order Book III, p. 105.
William Lowndes, in the absence of William Jephson, to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of any disposable, unappropriated money in the Exchequer : viz. : Disposition Book VIII, p. 191.
l. s. d.
to the Earl of Ranelagh, to be paid over to Mr. Vander Esch to satisfy his bills to Paul Derby and Tracey Pancefort 2,989 7 6
to ditto to pay a bill from Holland 13,600 0 0
to ditto in full of 1,251l. for a fortnight's subsistence to 16 Companies of the 1st Regiment of Guards 600 0 0
to ditto for a week's subsistence to all the Forces in said Earl's pay in Holland and England 6,979 14 6
to ditto for Quartermaster Jones 172 15 0
to Mr. Fox and Mr. Coningsby on a memorial of this day 486 18 0
to ditto for clothing for Col. Russell's Regiment 95 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the current service 2,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for the like 1,000 0 0
to the Master of the Horse for hire of hackney coaches, to be paid by Mr. Corbet by advance 228 13 0
to the Earl of Derby for the [poor] ministers in the Isle of Man 100 0 0
to Widow Baker 125 0 0
£28,377 8 0
Same to the Customs Commissioners not to deliver Mary Devitt's goods, supra, p. 749, unless she swear they were her goods at the time of the seizure and unless she pay the fees of Mr. Hosyer, the inspector of seizures. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 329.
Same to same to report on the allegations in the letter of Richard Upton, late tidesurveyor of Falmouth, although my Lords have ordered him to be dismissed upon informations given against him. Ibid.
R[obert] S[quibb], in the absence of William Jephson, to the Auditor of the Receipt to order the Tellers from to-day till Saturday next inclusive to receive guineas at 1l. 2s. 0d. each from the city of London and all persons that shall lend money on credit of the unappropriated Excise or on the Post Office revenue. In their bills the Tellers are to note the number of guineas so received and to keep a separate account of them. The Tellers are to attend in their offices forenoon and afternoon till Saturday night. Ibid.
Samuel Langford, in the absence of William Jephson, to the Agents for Taxes to report on the following certificates of the officers of the Exchequer Court as to the fees claimed by them upon passing the accounts of the Receivers of the several Assessments : viz. : of Mr. Hall, the First Secondary in the King's Remembrancer's Office ; Mr. Taleur, one of the Secondaries in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office ; the Clerk of the Pipe and the Secondaries and sworn clerks [of the Pipe] ; Mr. Pottenger, Comptroller of the Pipe ; Auditors Phillips, Marriot and Parsons. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 330.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe an Order of the Queen in Council, dated Whitehall, July 21 inst., for permitting the following ships to proceed on their voyages, with the complement of men expressed ; notwithstanding the embargo.
Prefixing and appending : said order ; and list of said ships as follows :
Good Hope : Adam Sherrill, master ; 15 men.
White Rose : George Haxby, master ; 14 men.
Providence : Martin Long, master ; 14 men.
Speedwell : Richard Martin, master ; 8 men.
True Trudge : John Hubbart, master ; 13 men.
Dilligence : John Long, master ; 13 men.
Charity : Robert Tichner, master ; 13 men.
Delight : Daniell Searson, master ; 18 men.
Fortune : William Roberts, master ; 8 men.
Friendship : Rob. Tichnor, master ; 9 men.
Edward and William : Tho. Curb[i]n, master ; 8 men.
William and Sarah : William Hills, master ; 8 men.
Friends' Adventure : Alex. Long, master ; 8 men.
Friendship : John Tomlin, master ; 8 men.
Owners' Adventure : Ben. Doncaster, master ; 8 men.
Hopewell : John Tickner, master ; 11 men.
Unity : Robert Lister, master ; 12 men.
William : Michaell Allen, master ; 8 men.
Robert and John : John Brook, master ; 8 men.
Salem of Hull : Ebenezar Beilby ; 7 men.
Prosperous : Adam Abbot, master ; 10 men.
Endeavour : Tho. Curlin, master ; 10 men.
Providence : John Tyler, master ; 8 men.
John of London : John Waite, master ; 15 men.
Palm Tree : John Turner, master ; 10 men.
Eastland Merchant : Michael Holmes, master ; 15 men.
Margaret of Ipswich : Sam. Thurston, master ; 15 men.
Owners' Goodwill : Mathew Yates, master ; 16 men.
Swann : John Bucklor, master ; 15 men.
John and Katherine : Eylort Newton, master ; 10 men.
Leopard : John Martin, master ; 10 men.
Daniell : William Crooker, master ; 10 men.
Abraham : Joseph Kell, master ; 15 men.
Concord : Richard Arnell, master ; 15 men.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 175.
Treasury warrants to the Treasurer's Remembrancer and other officers of the Exchequer for records of surplusage to be made for satisfying the surplusage of 88l. 17s. 10d. resting on the account of Jeremias Crey, esq., sheriff of co. Wilts, for the year ending 1688, Sept. 29.
Thomas, Earl of Thanet's surplusage of 19l. 19s. 0d. as sheriff for co. Westmorland for same year and of 21l. 12s. 4d. as same for the succeeding year.
Prefixing : in each case extracts from the Great Roll of the Pipe of said surplusages.
Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 223.
Treasury warrant to the Attorney General to enter a noli prosequi to the informations tam quam etc. exhibited in the Exchequer by Cha. Robertson, gent., on April 5 last and by Lancelot Whitehall and Nathaniell Ives on April 15 against the ship St. Anthony of Padua and her lading of oil, brandy and raisins imported contrary to law : it being said Attorney General's opinion that by reason the information was not commenced before Mar. 20 last, the forfeiture as to the Crown's [moiety] part does stand pardoned and discharged by the late Act of General Pardon. Warrants not relating to Money XIII, p. 224.
Same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a reversionary lease to Thomas Neale of a close of land called Marshland in the parish of St. Giles in the Fields aforetime in the tenure of George Sutton and lately in that of John Walgrave, being parcel of the manor of St. James's in the Fields : all as granted to Sir Richard Stydolfe, kt. and bart., 1672, Aug. 30, for 16 years from 1715-6, Mar. 12. The present lease is to be for 18 years from 1731-2, Mar. 12, or from any sooner determination of the existing leases : at the ancient rent of 3l. per an. and 97l. per an. de incremento and fine of 100l.
Prefixing : (a) and (b) particular and memorandum of the premises made out by Deputy Auditor R. Marriott ; (c) ratal by William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of said particular. The grant to Stydolfe was in reversion of a 60 years term granted 1655-6, Mar. 12, to Nicholas Morgan and Thomas Horne.
Ibid, pp. 225-6.
July 24. Samuell Langford (in the absence of William Jephson) [to the Customs Cashier] to pay the last June 24 quarter's salary bill of the Customs officers, London port (amounting to 5,227l. 2s. 1d.) by 1,500l., 1,500l. and 2,227l. 2s. 1d. in three successive weeks, beginning with next week. Disposition Book VIII, p. 192.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests, enclosing an extract [missing] of a letter from Mr. Cuff and Mr. Vickers relating to Mr. Fryth's account of money received and paid at and near Chester for the King's service ; which account has been referred to you to be stated. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 330.
William Jephson to Mr. Roberts. You have not made any return to my letter of May 9 last, supra, p. 621, for an account of the revenues of Windsor Honor and Castle. You are to send such account forthwith. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Earl of Ranelagh of the memorial of the Commissaries of the Musters, shewing that they are twelve months behind in their pay ; therefore praying an order to the Paymaster General of the Forces to pay them quarterly as heretofore ; their duty being much greater than formerly. Reference Book VI, p. 214.
July 25. Money warrant for 125l. to Ann Baker, relict of Col. Henry Baker, in full of 225l. for three quarters to June 24 last on the pension of 300l. per an. for the support of her and her children : 100l. thereof having been otherwise paid her. Money Book X, p. 425.
Treasury warrant to Charles Herbert, auditor of Wales, to allow 46l. to Samuel Hanson in his account as sheriff of co. Carnarvon ; same to be for his extraordinary charges in bringing up William Morgan and Tho. Robinson to London from the county gaol of Carnarvon. Ibid.
Same dormant to the Receipt for tallies of pro or assignment from time to time on the Excise for repayment of the divers sums of money which several citizens of London and others have since July 18 inst. advanced on credit of the Hereditary Excise and of the unappropriated fourth part of the Temporary Excise or else on [credit of] the Post Office revenue.
In the margin : "this warrant revoked per letter dated 20 November, 1691, see Disposition Book [Vol. X], p. 31."
Ibid, p. 426.
William Jephson to Mr. Blathwayte [as Secretary to the Forces] to procure a royal warrant directing the Earl of Ranelagh to pay 81l. 2s. 10d. to Sir Robert Holmes, Governor of the Isle of Wight, for the service of said island. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 330.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to Mris. Molesworth's house in Golden Square to see her goods put up in order to their transport to Denmark. Ibid, p. 331.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to report on the enclosed estimate [missing] for repairing the fences about the trees in St. James's Park. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Shales. Send your report forthwith on the petition of William Henly and Elizabeth his wife, praying repayment of a surplusage of 303l. 2s. 4¾d. out of the rents of the manor of Reigate ; which petition was referred to you the 2nd inst., supra, p. 728. Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to Robert Wylde, esq., and the rest of the [Assessment] Commissioners for the Hundred of Droitwich, co. Worcester. We have referred to the Attorney General the case of the assessing to the 2s. and Additional 12d. Aids [1 Wm, and Mary, Sess. 2, c. 1 and c. 5] of the last [sic for salt] springs and salt works at Droitwich. He has fully heard that matter by counsel on both sides. We enclose a copy [missing] of his report. "We would prevail with you to direct the collectors to levy and pay to Mr. Bearcroft, the Receiver General [for your county], the sum of 687l. 6s. 7d., being the charge upon the salt springs and works together, and the first and regular assessment ; and to give the said collectors and others concerned all necessary assistance and encouragement in their performance thereof, according to the said Acts of Parliament. As for such persons that have menaced and affronted the collectors and broke the peace and brought actions against them for doing their duty in this matter, informations shall be brought against them [in the Exchequer] for the same ; as shall likewise against such as shall give any opposition to their Majesties' service herein : and if any such happen we would also prevail with you to acquaint us therewith." Ibid.
Treasury reference to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of Mr. Chudleigh to the Queen for a lease of a slip of ground lying beyond the Privy Garden near the passage into Westminster ; whereon an old ruinous shed now stands. Reference Book VI, p. 213.
Same to John Wildman [Postmaster General] of the petition of Tho. Lawe and Fran. Golling, shewing that by the hands of the Honble. Edward Russell they delivered a petition to the King for augmentation of their salaries ; which [petition] the King gave to the late Treasury Lords, who referred it to Philip Frowde, late Governor of the Post Office, "whose report [missing] is hereunto annexed" : therefore praying consideration of same. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Lownds of the petition of Cha. Courthope, Jo. Courthope, gent., and Susan Courthope, spinster, shewing that in Hilary term, 168-, judgments were obtained in the King's Bench against Alexander Courthope for debts on bonds, viz. 2,000l. on suit of said Charles and John, 3,000l. on suit of said Susan, 2,000l. on suit of Peter Courthope ; and thereon writs of Fieri facias were duly prosecuted and delivered to George Etkyns, then sheriff of Kent, who levied on said Alexander's goods and chattels to the value of the debts and damages, which goods and chattels remained in his hands for want of buyers, and he refused to sell same or make petitioners any satisfaction ; whereupon petitioners procured several rules of Court and writs of Distringas nuper vice comitem ita quod venditioni exponat and issues to the value of 9,540l. have been set and returned and estreated into the Exchequer against said late sheriff : since which, process has issued out of the Exchequer for levying said amercements and issues ; and Sir Robert Fillmer, late sheriff of Kent, upon his opposal has charged himself with 4,740l. thereof by totting the same and stands indebted for so much to the King. Therefore petitioners pray that satisfaction for their debts may be granted to them out of the said issues or to Tho. Bathurst in trust for them, they having been at great charges in the prosecution without as yet receiving any satisfaction for said debts, upon which depends their only support for their maintenance. Ibid, pp. 213-4.
Money warrant for 100l. to William, Earl of Derby, Thomas Cholmondley and William Banks for one year to Lady day last on the pension for the poor ministers of the Isle of Man. Money Book X, p. 431.
July 26. William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 80l. 15s. 0d., out of any disposable money in the Exchequer, to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works. (Same, dated July 29, to said Lloyd to pay thereout to William Clarke 26l. for one year's salary to June 24 last for looking after the planting and boxing the trees in St. James's Park and 54l. 15s. 0d. for stakes and poles.) Disposition Book VIII, p. 192.
William Jephson to Mr. Sotherne to lay before the Admiralty Lords the enclosed account [missing] of seamen pressed into their Majesties' service by the Customs officers, pursuant to the Order in Council of the 5th inst. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 332.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Instead of William Williams, whom you presented to my Lords April 14 last for appointment as waiter and searcher at Stonehouse loco Jonathan Fryer, deceased, you are to present for that post Jo. Horseman, junr., of Yempston [Yealmpton] in Plympton St. Mary, near Plymouth, who is a friend of the Attorney General and recommended by him. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Queen in Council, dated Whitehall, July 25 inst., for permitting the following ships to proceed on their voyages, notwithstanding the embargo ; the Navy Commissioners having certified that they are employed by merchants for fetching Naval stores from Norway and the East[land] country : viz. : the Black Cock, Henry Ricraft master, with 16 men ; the John, Robert Hill master, with 15 men ; the William and James, Adam Spencer master, with 10 men ; the Prosperous Endeavour, William Cant master, with 10 men.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 176.
July 28. Same to the Receipt to issue 3,000l. to Charles Fox and Tho. Coningsby on any unsatisfied orders in their name for the service of [the Forces in] Ireland : same to be satisfied by tallies on the Excise and to be applied in discharging the like total due on seven bills, detailed, payable by Thomas Wharton to the Excise Commissioners. Money Book X, p. 426.
Same to same to similarly issue 2,988l. to same by tallies on Samuel Foden, esq., Receiver General of the Poll money for co. Stafford. Ibid, p. 427.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to pay off, according to the order or sequence of the register and not otherwise, the loans made by the citizens of London and others on the Hereditary Excise and the unappropriated fourth part of the Temporary Excise as the same shall come in from Nov. 1 next : together with interest at 6 per cent. Ibid.
Same to John Wildman, esq., Postmaster General, to give direction to the Receiver General of the Post Office Revenue to similarly pay off the tallies of like loans on that revenue, as same shall come in from Nov. 1 next : with like interest. Ibid, p. 428.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to order the Tellers to accept guineas at 1l. 2s. 0d. each till Thursday next inclusive from the city of London or any person that shall lend on the unappropriated Excise or Post Office revenue ; and further to observe the directions of the 23rd inst., supra, p. 750. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 332.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to order the Cashier of the late revenue of Hearthmoney to pay 105l. to Charles Deering, late Comptroller of that revenue ; which you refuse to pay him on pretence that there is as much due from him to the Crown upon account ; which matter he has prayed may be respited until he return out of Ireland. Ibid.
William Jephson to Mr. [Auditor] Aldworth. In stating the accounts of the Wine Licence Commissioners for six years to 1688, Lady day, you are to carry over 3,415l. 13s. 0d. depending upon the former Commissioners [in their account] for the half year ended 1682, Michaelmas ; and 7,456l. 2s. 3d. then also depending upon several other persons ; making in all 10,871l. 15s. 8½d. This total is to be carried to the [debit at the] head of the [said later] Commissioners' account for their first half year ended at Lady day, 1683. Take care also to charge them with the produce of the said [Wine Licence] revenue within said six years, and to make [credit them] their [various items of] allowance according to their contract. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 333.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Smyth as boatman at Berdsey [Bawdsey] Ferry in Woodbridge port loco Edward Taylor, deceased.
William Sedgell and William Conning as tidesmen and boatmen at Looe locis John Dunnaway and Jo. Read, dismissed for fraud.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 176.
The Treasury Lords to Sir Robert Southwell. The office of searcher, packer and gauger of Dublin port is void by death of Mr. William Scott, and the King has declared his pleasure at the Treasury Board that Sir John Edgworth should have the office, and a patent has accordingly passed some of the offices here [London]. But Dublin being now reduced to their Majesties' obedience and Commissioners being appointed for the Great Seal of Ireland, it is more proper the grant should pass the Great Seal of Ireland. Please procure a grant to pass accordingly. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 30.
July 29. Money order for 20l. each to Peter Le Neve and John Lowe, gent., Deputy Chamberlains of the Receipt, for 1690, Easter and Trinity terms, on their additional increase of fee for extraordinary service in sorting and ordering the records, foreign and domestic, in the Treasury [of the Receipt] at Westminster. Order Book III, p. 109.
[William Jephson] to Sir Rowland Gwyn [Treasurer of the Chamber] to pay 10l. to Gideon Royer for writing, flourishing and embellishing one skin of vellome for a letter to the Czar of Russia : pursuant to the royal warrant of Feb. 13 last. Disposition Book VIII, p. 192.
June [sic erratum for July] 30. Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to give warrant for felling timber in forests as follows for purposes as follow, viz. in New Forest sufficient to raise 535 loads of timber and also 933l. 8s. 10d. and 160l. in money for repairing the decayed lodges there and new building the Queen's Mead Lodge and new making the rails thereto and for enclosing nurseries as follow : it appearing by the presentment of June 30 last [1690] that there are in New Forest nine bailiwicks wherein are 17 walks and as many lodges, except one which was burned down some few years since ; and that in such of the said bailiwicks as are in [possession of] the Crown there are twelve of the lodges very old and decayed and the rails thereto generally broken down and the repair thereof, together with the rebuilding Queen Mead Lodge, will cost 933l. 8s. 10d. and 535 loads of timber ; some part of which charge may be saved if the bricks necessary be made in some convenient part of the forest : further that the underkeepers are by ancient decree in the Exchequer restrained to six loads of fuel wood yearly and by privy seal of 1686, Sept. 6, were forbid to make any browse of oak or beech except some small quantities in extreme hard weather and then not to lop any young or thriving trees or to sell to their own use any wood cut, on pain of dismissal ; further that there are many purprestures and encroachments in said forest, for prevention of which the keepers should be directed to suffer no cottage to be erected or any encroachment to be made, on pain of dismissal ; further that there is not at present any provision for raising nurseries of wood and timber in said forest ; wherefore the said surveyor proposed that in each of the nine bailiwicks 40 acres may be enclosed for nurseries, to be fenced from deer, cattle etc. by a ditch four feet broad at a total charge of 160l. : all which the Treasury Lords hereby approve and order to be done accordingly for all the said repairs etc., and to be observed for the fuel taking, purprestures and encroachments.
And similarly to raise 18l. by dotard wood sales in South, alias East Beer Forest in co. Southampton for enclosing the coppice there called New Coppice of 60 acres formerly enclosed for the growth of young timber ; same to be for repairing said enclosure and cutting away the old stuff in order to a better growth of young wood.
And similarly to raise 10l. by dotard wood sales in Alice Holt Forest for the enclosing of a place called Binswood (Binnswood), being about 150 acres, for the most part very well stored with good oak, but which has suffered damage from the cottagers, being above three miles from any other of the King's wood in said forest, being in most places bounded with the lands of the freeholders : and similarly to raise a further 4l. per an. for about 20 years ensuing as an allowance to some honest man living near the place to induce him to take charge thereof and keep the same from spoil : all which is similarly hereby ordered to be done and observed. (Three separate Treasury warrants dated Aug. 11 hereon accordingly to Philip Ryley, authorising and ordering as above for each of the said three forests.)
King's Warrant Book XV, pp. 110-13. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, pp. 326-7, 327, 328-31.
July 30. Treasury warrant to the Receipt to issue 1,099l. to Edward Russell on any unsatisfied orders in his name as Treasurer of the Navy : to be as imprest to satisfy the like sum agreed by the Navy Commissioners to be paid to Nicholas Barret for a fireship : to be issued in the form of tallies on the Excise. Money Book X, p. 430.
Same dormant to Thomas Fox, Customs Cashier, to pay the salary of 150l. per an. to Samuel Langford as Comptroller of the Accounts of the Treasurer of the Chamber : from Lady day last. Ibid.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Lord Lucas (out of the loans made or to be made by said Lord or by his procurement on the credit of the unappropriated Excise) 1,042l. 11s. 8d., being due to him on an order dated the 24th inst., supra, p. 750. Disposition Book VIII, p. 193.
William Jephson to the Earl of Ranelagh [as Paymaster of the Forces] to pay 18l. to Mary Hopkins for the year ended Feb. 13 last as matron of the hospital at Hounslow. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 333.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of William Wallis, agent to Col. Lutterell's Regiment, praying payment of 1,074l. which he advanced to said Regiment for the months of March and April to enable the recruits thereof to embark for Ireland. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Seymour, Clerk of the Hanaper, for an account of what payments are charged on the revenue of the Hanaper and whether 101l. 6s. 0d. can be speedily paid thereout to Mr. Churchill, being due for stationery wares furnished to the House of Peers, as by bills signed by Sir Thomas Duppa. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the Archbishop of Tuam to transport six mares to Ireland, Customs free. Ibid, p. 334. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 30.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt [as Secretary to the Forces] to procure a royal warrant for payment of 450l. to Col. Sir George St. George as a reasonable compensation for levying and clothing 150 men raised to recruit the like number detached out of his Regiment for the relief of Londonderry. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 334.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of William Davis, gent., Receiver General for co. Carmarthen of the 'present' Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] ; praying for an additional allowance for his charges therein ; his receipts being but 1,634l., on which his [poundage] allowance is but 13l. 6s. 4d. ; he having been obliged to a long stay in London. Reference Book VI, p. 215.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of the inhabitants of Rochester, praying payment of 3,400l. due to them for provisions for maintenance of the sick and wounded quartered upon them before the last engagement with the French ; in which petitioners have not only expended all their own stocks, but also run themselves so far in debt to the brewers, butchers and bakers that they refuse to trust them for any more : and since [the said engagement with the French] there has been a concurrent charge of about 50l. a day for quartering sick and wounded : and petitioners' creditors are now so enraged as not to be appeased without money. Ibid.
Same to the officers of the Mint of the petition of Grezill Bowers, widow of Geo. Bowers, late graver of the Mint, praying payment of his fee of 325l. per an. for last Lady day quarter or so much thereof as is due to Mar. 1 last, the day of his death. Ibid, p. 216.
[?] Entry of the Treasury Lords' subscription of the docquet of an in custodiam lease under the Exchequer seal to Edmund Barker of divers lands in Kildwick, co. [Yorks], being parcel of the lands of Richard Wainman, outlaw. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 229.
[? July 30.] The like signature of a same to Andrew Burlingham of lands in Swilland and Grundisburgh, co. [Suffolk], being parcel of the estate of Francis Blois, outlaw. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 231.
July 30. Treasury letters patent constituting and appointing Samuell Langford as Comptroller of the Accounts of the Treasurer of the Chamber, with powers etc. as in the great seal of the 18th inst., supra, p. 746, instituting said Office : with the fee of 150l. per an. from Lady day last.
Appending : orders, rules and instructions to be observed [in regard to said Office] by the Treasurer of the Chamber, the Auditors of Imprests, the Comptroller of the Chamber Treasurer's Accounts and all others concerned in the receipts, payments and accounts of the Office of Treasurer of the Chamber. (1) An account to be forthwith taken by said Comptroller of all moneys issued to the present Treasurer of the Chamber and how much thereof has been by him applied to the payment of the [Household] servants and others payable in that Office, and to whom and to what uses ; and what moneys remain in his hands. (2) The Comptroller to have recourse [access] to all books, papers, establishments and accounts, past and present, relating hereto. (3) The Comptroller from time to time to visit the cash of the Office and certify a state thereof to the Treasury Lords. (4) The Treasurer of the Chamber not to make any payments of money till the Comptroller have made out debentures or certificates of the sums to be paid, the persons to whom and for what uses and services : and the Comptroller to take care that moneys issued to said Office be duly and impartially applied to the payment of their Majesties' servants and others payable there. (5) The accounts of the said Office to be made up and passed every year and the Comptroller to sign said accounts before they be received by the Auditor. (6) The Comptroller to keep exact accounts of all receipts and payments in said Office and to take care that no payments be made there but what are warranted by the establishments : and from time to time to represent the state of said Office to the Treasury Lords. (7) Nothing herein to interfere with such warrants as the Lord Chamberlain or Vice Chamberlain of the Household shall draw upon the Treasurer of the Chamber for payments to be made by him [said Treasurer] according to the custom of that [the Lord Chamberlain's] Office.
Ibid, pp. 229-30, 231-2.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer for a commission to Edward Thornicroft, esq., John Potts, John Houghton and John Lowe, gent., to enquire of the estate of Robert Wright, late of Congleton, co. Chester, alias late of the parish of Hampstead, co. Middlesex, labourer, who 1688, April 25, at the Old Bailey was convicted of robbery. Ibid, pp. 230-1.
July 31. Money order for 5l. to William Parks, Porter at the Gate of the Receipt, for last June 24 quarter's attendance at said gate and on the officers of the Receipt. Order Book III, p. 109.
William Jephson to Mr. Bertie [Treasurer of the Ordnance]. Visct. Dursley, the Envoy Extraordinary in Holland, has drawn a bill on the Earl of Nottingham for 6,500l. payable to Mynheer Gerrard Putland for gunpowder bought for their Majesties' service. The Treasury Lords have ordered the money to be issued to you to meet said bill. If there should be wanting any warrants for your regular discharge in this matter my Lords will grant them on your presenting same. Disposition Book VIII, p. 193.
William Jephson to the Treasurer of the Navy. My Lords desired you to issue 300l. as imprest for a fortnight's subsistence for 600 men of the Marine Regiments and promised to take care to reimburse you for same. They have this day directed 300l. to you for subsistence of the Marine Regiments on shore. They desire you to pay same to them without any stop to make good the aforesaid imprest. Disposition Book VIII, p. 193.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of any disposable [unappropriated] moneys in the Exchequer (after reserving 38,500l. of such moneys for the Treasury Lords' disposal) : viz. : Ibid, pp. 194-5.
l. s. d.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for subsistence [of the Forces in England and Holland] 6,979 14 6
to ditto for Sir Thomas Levingston 600 0 0
to ditto for the poor pensioners in part of their arrear 1,000 0 0
to ditto for the French pensioners 380 0 0
to the Treasury Lords for June 24 quarter 2,000 0 0
to the Lord President for half a year 750 0 0
to the Great Seal Commissioners for ditto 2,250 0 0
to the 11 Judges for Hilary and Easter terms, Justice Dolben being paid 5,500 0 0
to the Welsh Judges for same terms 350 0 0
to the Masters in Chancery for ditto 550 0 0
to Baron Bradbury for ditto 81 13 4
to the Attorney General for a year 81 6 8
to the Solicitor General for ditto 70 0 0
to Mr. Stanhope for ordinary and extraordinaries 818 10 0
to Mr. Duncombe for extraordinaries 105 8 2
to Mr. Johnson for ordinary 455 0 0
to Sir Paul Rycaut for ordinary 273 0 0
to Mr. Eckhart for ordinary 227 10 0
to Mris. Gunter 50 0 0
to Jo[h]n Rogers 25 0 0
to Nicho. Yeates 25 0 0
to Fra. Reynolds 100 0 0
to Mris. Golding 50 0 0
to Mris. Atwood 62 10 0
to Lady Windham's daughters 100 0 0
to Mr. Emanuell Scroop How 125 0 0
to Mr. Levett 100 0 0
to Capt. Villiers 99 3 4
to Richard Welbeck 12 3 4
to Jon. Morris 19 11 8
to me [Jephson] for secret service 518 11 8
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers ; to satisfy Alderman Hern's bills 2,119 0 0
to ditto for the current service of the Navy 1,000 0 0
to ditto for Mr. Beckford, the slopseller 1,000 0 0
to ditto for subsistence to the Marine Forces on shore 300 0 0
(The above last four items to be paid in silver.)
to Mr. Fox in part of what is due to Col. Godfrey for the Irish [Forces'] clothing 1,500 0 0
to ditto for subsistence to 46 Gentlemen of the Guard[s] 46 0 0
to ditto to answer the deductions of 3,600l. paid Mr. Wharton 180 0 0
to ditto for Col. Beversham on account of half pay 36 4 0
to ditto for the Commissioners of the Transports 3,000 0 0
to ditto for the Master of the Horse upon account of the Stables for his Majesty's equipage in Ireland (in the margin : a warrant for 378l. 7s. 6d., part hereof) 1,388 7 10
to Mr. White for disbursements on New Park 400 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance by advance of 50l. a week for Sir Polycarpus Wharton to enable him to carry on his powder works : [being] for one month 200 0 0
to ditto for Mr. Phelips for the works at Portsmouth 200 0 0
to ditto for the Widow Faucus in part of what is due to her 300 0 0
to ditto for Widow Morris, the like 200 0 0
to ditto to pay a bill from Holland for powder bought there 6,500 0 0
to the Earl of Portland for the gardens (to be paid in silver) 1,800 0 0
to me [Jephson] for secret service 1,200 0 0
to ditto more [for same] 1,000 0 0
£46,128 14 6
All the foregoing sums to be paid in guineas at 1l. 2s. 0d. each, except the items marked to be paid in silver.