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'Entry Book: March 1689', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9: 1689-1692 (1931), pp. 4-19. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104760 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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March 1689

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Mar. 5. Treasury reference to Philip Frowde [Governor of the Post Office] of the petition of Tho. (John) Lawe and Fra. Golling for an addition to their salary of 50l. per an. each ; the one being an accomptant to the Penny Post Office, the other a monthly collector. Reference Book V, p. 340.
Mar. 6. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, to forthwith compute and to pay immediately, upon imprest, what is due to the 1st inst. to the divers Regiments and Companies which the King has thought fit shall march and embark for Holland, and that they should detain such imprested money (and also their March pay) if their numbers are complete on April 1 next according to the muster rolls ; but if incomplete then "when you send in to us debentures for the pay of the said Regiments and Companies for the month of April next" a deduction is to be made for such shortage as from Dec. 14 last inclusive. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 5.
Henry Guy to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Col. Sollomon Richards to the King ; petitioner praying payment of what is due to his Regiment for the months of Jan. and Feb. last, it being ready to embark for Ireland. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 473.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuell Dossell for the place of collector of Weymouth, vacant by reason of the former collector being a Roman Catholic. Reference Book V, p. 340.
Same to William Hewer of the petition of Capt. James Guy, shewing that 45l. and upwards is stopped [from his former Tangier pay] on a frivolous suggestion of Edward Wroth which was pressed when petitioner was absent in Ireland and had none to appear for him ; therefore praying payment of same and that Mr. Wroth may be left to take his course at law. Ibid.
Mar. 7. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to review the goods belonging to the late Queen which are on board the Penclope ketch at St. Katherine's [Wharf, London port] and to give the master of said ketch a certificate thereof. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 473.
Mar. 8. Royal letters patent, dated Westminster, appointing George, Marquess of Halifax to be Lord Privy Seal with the fee of 365l. per an. out of the petty Customs of London port payable as from Christmas last. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 1.
[? Mar. 8 and 11.] Entry [incomplete in consequence of the loss of pp. 3-4 of the entry book] of a royal warrant [to the Attorney General] for a privy seal to authorise Sidney, Lord Godolphin, Sir John Ernle and Sir Stephen Fox, the Treasury Lords pro temp., to continue payments on imprests for the services : viz. as follows. By the royal proclamation of Feb. 14 last you, who on Dec. 1 last were Commissioners for the Treasury, were continued in the execution of that office during pleasure. The necessity of our affairs requires and will require issues to be made for public and particular uses. You are hereby authorised from time to time to order payments at the Receipt for the service of the Navy, Forces, Ordnance or any other public or particular uses or services which shall be directed by sign manual of the King "in whom the executive power of the Government is vested" : to be paid by way of imprest or otherwise as shall be appointed by such sign manual : all until the King's pleasure be further known.
And whereas by virtue of several such sign manuals divers sums of money have already been advanced at the Exchequer for the service of the Forces, Navy, Ordnance and other uses therein it is hereby commanded that regular issues according to the due course of the Exchequer be made of the said sums so advanced [all in order that the various departmental Treasurers or other respective payees thereof may be duly charged with said sums in the respective annual accounts]. [The privy seal prepared in accordance with this warrant appears to have been dated Mar. 11.]
Ibid, p. 2.
Mar. 12. Royal warrant to Sidney, Lord Godolphin, Sir John Ernle and Sir Stephen Fox, Treasury Lords, for orders to be forthwith drawn in the Exchequer for the following sums, viz. :
200,000l. to Anthony, Visct. Falkland, Treasurer of the Navy, as imprest for the Navy and Victualling.
30,000l. to Charles Bertie, Treasurer and Paymaster of the Office of Ordnance, as imprest for land and sea service of the Ordnance.
400,000l. to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, Pay master of the Forces, as imprest for the Forces.
30,000l. to Sir Peter Apsley, Cofferer of the Household, as imprest for the Household.
10,000l. to Edward, Lord Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, as imprest for the Chamber.
10,000l. to Ralph, Lord Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, as imprest for the Wardrobe.
10,000l. to Thomas Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, as imprest for the Works.
5,000l. to Thomas Neale, esq., 'Paymaster' and Worker of the Mint, as imprest for the Mint.
4,000l. to Monsieur — Overkirke, Master of the Horse, [as imprest] for the Stables.
6,500l. to Monsieur William Bentinck, Keeper of the Privy Purse, without account or imprest or other charge [as for the Privy Purse].
2,000l. to Henry Guy, without account, for secret service : "and that you cause all the said orders to be satisfied in such proportions and in such manner as to you shall seem meet or necessary for our service" out of any unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer.
(Eleven separate money warrants, dated Mar. 12, hereon for these payments accordingly.) (Eleven money orders, dated Mar. 13, hereon accordingly for same : the order for 5,000l. to Neale being under written as follows : Mar. 21, "let this order be satisfied out of Coinage money that is or shall be in the Exchequer.")
King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 8. Money Book IX, pp. 113-6. Order Book II, pp. 195-8.
Henry Guy to Mr. Kent [Customs Cashier] to pay 545l. 16s. 8d. to Samuel Heron for the value of two bills drawn Feb. 28 last at eight days' sight by Mathew Anderton, collector of Chester port, as in part of 595l. 16s. 8d., which he has by command paid to Capt. James Hamilton ; the one bill being for 218l. 6s. 8d., the other for 327l. 10s. 0d. ; both being payable to Thomas Putland and both assigned to said Heron. Disposition Book VII, p. 46.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Treasurer of the Navy for turned over men the 20,000l. of Customs money paid in [to the Exchequer] by Mr. Fox : and further to issue as follows out of any unappropriated money in the Exchequer, viz. : Ibid, p. 47.
l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [for one week on the Ordnance Office] ordinary 1,000 0 0
to ditto for stores 2,000 0 0
to Monsieur William Bentinck for the Privy Purse 1,500 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 1,000 0 0
to the Earl of Ranelagh to clear the Forces for Holland and Ireland to March 1 9,862 13 8
to ditto for subsistence for a fortnight to those going for Holland 4,649 7 0
to ditto for two Regiments of Horse ordered to the North 2,880 0 0
to ditto for the Dutch Troops 7,500 0 0
(Same, dated Mar. 14, to said Earl of Ranelagh to pay said 7,500l. to Monsieur Vanderech for the use of the Dutch Forces.)
Same to Mr. Blathwayte. Please lay before the Committee for Trade and Plantations the enclosed report [missing] sent to the Treasury Lords the 4th inst. by the Customs Commissioners concerning the transportation of wool. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 474.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to the late Countess of Marischal's house the goods as follow, Customs free, being for the use of the Rt. Honble. Mr. Bentinck.
Appending : note of said goods arrived in London from Rotterdam on the Prince, Pieter Stoop master, being Mr. Bentinck's household goods.
Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Edward Lane (late a tidesurveyor, London port) as surveyor of the Navigation Act loco Tho. Marshall, who relinquishes said employment.
Gustavus Adolphus Mell as collector of Rochester port.
Out Letters (Customs) XI, p. 206.
Same to same to pay 124l. 12s. 6d. to John Pearse, Inspector of [Customs] prosecutions in the Exchequer, for his allowance of 12d. per £ on 2,492l. 10s. 0½d. for all [Customs] fines and forfeitures paid into the Exchequer for the half year ended at Christmas last, according to the certificate of the Clerk of the Pells. Ibid, pp. 206-7.
Treasury reference to Robert Humphreys, esq., of the petition of William Wynne of Mellay, co. Denbigh, praying to be restored to the stewardship of the Lordship of Denbigh and Denbigh Lands in which he succeeded his father, but from which he was put out for refusing his assent to take off the penal laws and Test, and a Papist thereupon put into his place who has since executed said office by deputy. Reference Book V, p. 340.
Same to Philip Frowde [Governor of the Post Office] of the petition of Mary Rooth, widow, for the place of postmaster of Wakefield, lately void by the death of John Nayler (Naylor) and his wife. Ibid, p. 341.
Same to same of the petition of Herman Taylor for the above postmastership ; petitioner having been very serviceable in securing the city and county of York during the time the Earl of Danby [sic] and other nobility and gentry were in arms there. Ibid, p. 342.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Stone of London, merchant, praying repayment of 190l. paid by him for the new imposition on some Muscovado sugar which arrived in London port 1685, June 23, and this side Gravesend June 24, from or after which latter date the said new duties began ; a trial having been had in the Exchequer with Mr. Jeffreys on the like nature which was decreed for Jeffreys ; whereupon many others [merchants in the like case herewith] have been repaid [their deposited duty], but petitioner cannot get his repayment. Ibid, p. 341.
Mar. 13. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 10,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces. Disposition Book VII, p. 47.
Mar. 14. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh [Paymaster of the Forces] to pay 2,000l. to Col. John Cunningham without account : whom the King has commanded forthwith to go into Ireland on his service. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 5.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners and the Excise Commissioners respectively for a certificate what money belonging to the late or present King of the Customs and Excise respectively was seized by Capt. Copley at Hull. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 474.
Henry Guy to Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt, for a certificate of when payment was made into the Exchequer of the 24,953l. 6s. 4d. assigned to the Marquess of Winchester upon orders registered on the second part of the first Disbanding Act in the names of Sir John James and Robt. Huntingdon, esq. You are also to compute the interest and gratuity thereon under the privy seal of 1679, July 23. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 474.
Same to Sir Nicho. Sugar, at his house in York. The Archbishop of York is now to receive his writ of restitution [of temporalities] and desires to know from what date same should be granted. You are to certify the Treasury Lords what days of the year are appointed for payment of the said temporalities, what has been collected since the last payment and what arrears lie thereon. Ibid, p. 475.
Sam. Langford [in Henry Guy's absence] to the Customs Commissioners. You are to send William Squire an answer by this post to the following letter.
Appending : letter, dated Liverpool, Mar. 10, from said Squire to the Treasury Lords. The ship Allexander, John Wardlow master, is arrived here from Bordeaux with wine and brandies. She was bound for Dublin, but the master finding by a ship he met at sea that the circumstance of Dublin and Ireland was at present hazardous he chose to come to Liverpool. The ship is not a free bottom, but has belonged to Ireland this eight or ten years. I am a stranger here and in a distressed condition in leaving that country and therefore hope no advantage will be taken of me by reason of her being unfree. I expect another ship every hour with wine and brandy, but she is a free ship and so can give you no trouble in respect I intend to settle here.
Ibid.
Henry Guy to Sir Christopher Wrenn for a certificate what sums were paid to the Paymaster of the Works for the Coronation of the late King and Queen. (The like to Admiral Herbert for the Robes ; Lord Dartmouth for the Stables ; Mr. Knight [for the Wardrobe] ; Sir Gilbert Talbot for the Jewel House ; the officers of the Mint for payments for medals.) Ibid, p. 476.
Same to the Attorney General to report on (a) infra. The Archbishop of Canterbury has entered a caveat in the Treasury Office against the grant desired. You are to hear the Archbishop's agent hereon.
Appending : (a) petition to the King from George Watson for a grant of 18 acres of derelict ground near the village of Deal, which land he has discovered ; and for liberty to erect a common market thereon for all manner of marketable goods. It is commonly called Deal Beach betwixt Sandown Castle north and Deal Castle south. Several persons have intruded thereon and built houses, sheds, warehouses and wharves thereon.
Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Kemp for admission to the searchership of Plymouth port of which he had a reversionary grant from Charles II ; but the office being voided by the death of Charles II it was granted during pleasure to John Martin, petitioner being kept out by means of the late Lord Chancellor Jeffreys. Reference Book V, p. 341.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuell Charlton for restoration to his place as deputy searcher of London port, from which he was dismissed 1682, Aug. 14, by Sir Nicho. Butler without any complaint against him. Reference Book V, p. 342.
Same to same of the petition of Joseph Powell for the place of Mr. Marlow, a King's waiter, London port, who is popishly affected and thereby incapable of holding that place. Ibid.
Mar. 15. Henry Guy to Major General Mackay. The Treasury Lords have agreed with Mr. Joseph Watts to take care of the 10,000l. for Scotland for which he is to have 6d. in the £ besides incident charges in shipping the money. Please see that those allowances be made him accordingly. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 476.
Treasury warrant to the officers of the Receipt to go to the office of Sir George Downing, one of the four Tellers, and to open same and to deliver the King's treasure there to the other three Tellers, striking tallies thereof for the charge of said Tellers and for the discharge of said Downing "as is usual when the cash is transferred upon the death or removal of a Teller" : and further to take care that no more of the King's or Queen's money be paid into said Downing's Office : all by reason that it appears from the affidavit of John Dyves and John Peters that the sum of 7,490l. 12s. 9¼d. which was appointed yesterday to be paid to the Paymaster of the Forces by said Downing was by him with contempt and obstinacy refused to be paid and the Treasury Lords are fully convinced thereby and by other good testimony that the said Downing hath peremptorily resolved not to issue any of their Majesties' treasure for their use and service. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p 390.
Mar. 16. Same to Auditor Thomas Done to allow 40l. to Edward Seymour, Clerk of the Hanaper in Chancery, for the charge of passing his account of the profits of the Hanaper for the year 1688. Money Book IX, p. 116.
Same, dormant, to Edward Nicholas, Receiver General of the Alienation Office, to pay the salary bill, detailed, of the said Office, viz. what is now due and what shall hereafter from time to time grow due thereon. Ibid, p. 117.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Treasurer of the Navy the 10,000l. of Excise money and the 7,000l. of Customs directed to be paid in to the Exchequer this morning by Mr. Duncombe and Mr. Kent respectively. Same is intended for payment of mariners' wages. Give the [Exchequer] officers notice not to go away till the money is paid, as his Majesty's service requires the despatch of same this morning. Disposition Book VII, p. 48.
Same to same to issue to same for Admiral Herbert the 5,000l. of Excise money which is directed to be paid in this morning by the Excise Commissioners. (Same to said Commissioners to satisfy with 6 per cent interest the 5,000l. tally which Mr. Nathaniell Horneby has this day taken in your name for the like sum which he has to-day paid into the Exchequer.) (Same to the Treasurer of the Navy to forthwith pay said 5,000l. to Admiral Herbert upon account of the contingencies of the Navy.) Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing (a) infra. Give what order you think fit therein.
Appending : (a) letter, dated Liverpool, Mar. 12 inst., from William Squire to the Treasury Lords. I now learn that the ship Alexander has on board eight hogsheads of brandy which the collector says are seizable. "I conceive it is hard that any caskt in the winon or true gauge should be liable, especially being duly reported where there is no fraud designed." I pray their discharge as the lading was intended for Ireland ut supra, p. 8.
Out Letters (General) XI, p. 477.
Same to same. The King has signed a warrant for Dutton Colt as collector of Bristol port loco Sir William Poole. Do you wish in consequence to reconsider your presentment of the 14th inst. proposing some officers said port? Ibid.
Same to same to send an officer to Lady Waldegrave's lodgings in Whitehall to seal up her trunks for France, whither she is going next week. Ibid, p. 478.
Treasury warrant to same "in pursuance of his Majesty's pleasure," to employ John Dutton Colt as collector of Bristol port loco Sir William Poole. Out Letters (Customs) XI, p. 207.
Mar. 17. Report to the Treasury Lords [from William Blathwayte] on Mr. Burghill's petition concerning the Bermuda Island, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VIII, pp. 1994-5. I find that the late [Bermuda] Company of those islands did on 1668, April 9, certify to the late King that Cornelius Holland and Owen Rowe died seized of nine shares of land there, only five of which have been lately conveyed by the King to Hugh Noden, merchant of London, after several hearings before the Treasury Lords ; but the remaining four shares thereof, and the twelve other shares which belonged to Sir John D'Anvers, the said Noden does not appear to concern himself with.
Appending : copy of the Treasury Lords' letter to Sir Robert Robinson of June 12 last hereon, ut ibid, p. 1941.
Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 308-9.
Mar. 19. Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to appoint Bartholomew Fillingham, Tho. Hall, Edmond Woodruff and Philip Ryley to be Agents for Arrears of Taxes, to correspond with the Receivers thereof ; and to see that they pay in their receipts on any Acts heretofore passed or hereafter to be passed and all arrears of same ; and to see that they duly pass and finish their accounts ; and to see that all reserved rents not in charge [be so put in charge] before the proper officers : all with the salary of 200l. per an. each as from Christmas last to the first three of them and from the death of one of these three then similarly to be paid to said Ryley thenceforth ; and with incidents to be allowed by the Treasury Lords : all during pleasure. King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 6-7.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the payment of the salary of 1,000l. per an. each to Arthur Herbert, esq., John, Earl of Carbery, Sir Michael Warton, kt., Sir Thomas Lee, bart., Sir John Chichley, kt., Sir John Lowther of Whitehaven, bart., and William Sacheverell as Commissioners for the office of High Admiral of England : to be payable quarterly as from Christmas last. King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 9-10.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a dormant great seal (as usual and necessary [at the opening of a new reign]) to authorise the Treasury from time to time to pay the usual fees, salaries and wages to Treasury Lords and all other the officers and ministers of the Exchequer and others as have been hitherto allowed and as by the Treasury shall be thought fit to be allowed in sundry cases and also such diets by liberate or otherwise as formerly payable : the salary of the Treasury Lords to be 8,000l. per an. as hitherto : and likewise to pay arrears due on death or surrender : and likewise to repay to accomptants their surpluses : and likewise to pay out of any other branches of the revenue such annual or other payments as have been specially charged upon particular branches of the same. (The great seal hereon is dated 1689, April 8.) Ibid, pp. 10-12.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 3,000l. to Charles, Earl of Shrewsbury, one of the principal Secretaries of State, for secret service : without accompt. (Money warrant dated April 2 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Mar. 25.) (Money order dated April 3 hereon and subscribed afresh by the new Treasury Lords 1689, April 10 : "Let this order be satisfied.") Ibid, p. 13. Money Book IX, p. 120. Order Book II, p. 199 ; III, p. 1.
Same to same for a same for 2,000l. to Daniel, Earl of Nottingham, a Principal Secretary of State, for secret service : without account. (Money warrant dated April 13 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Mar. 25.) (Money order dated April 15 hereon. Subscribed with a later Treasury direction, dated 1690, Aug. 22 : "Let this order be executed as to what remains unsatisfied.") King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 14. Money Book X, p. 4. Order Book III, p. 1.
Same to same for a dormant same for payment (out of the Customs) of the yearly sum of 1,850l. apiece to Charles, Earl of Shrewsbury, and Daniell, Earl of Nottingham, as in lieu of pensions and during their còntinuance in office as Principal Secretaries of State : to be payable quarterly as from Christmas last. King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 13-14.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of any unappropriated moneys : Disposition Book VII, p. 49.
l. s. d.
to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces 9,070 2 6
to Lord Montague, Master of the Great Wardrobe, towards the Coronation 2,000 0 0
to the Paymaster of the Works, towards the same 1,000 0 0
to Vyner, the King's goldsmith, towards the same 1,500 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 2,500 0 0
to Sir Peter Apsley, "for the present service of the King's household". 2,000 0 0
Henry Guy to the Archbishop of Canterbury, enclosing George Watson's petition, ut supra, p. 8. Let some one on your behalf attend the Attorney General hereon. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 478.
Same to Sir Peter Killigrew, Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall, to pay to the Honble. William Harbord the fees due to him as Auditor of the said Duchy and as Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] with the arrears thereon as formerly. Ibid.
Same to Lord Montague. The provisions for the Champion at the Coronation of King James II were made in pursuance of an Order of Council of which I enclose a copy [missing]. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Done to attend the Treasury Lords with the second account of the Commissioners for making tin farthings. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to prepare a new indenture for the Mint as between their Majesties and the Master Worker of the Mint, according to the last indenture. Ibid.
Same to Sir Gilbert Talbott for a particular account of the Jewel Office charge in the Coronation of the late King and Queen. Send it to the Treasury by Thursday morning next. Ibid, p. 479.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to see opened at the Earl of Wiltshire's house his household goods, in certain chests and trunks detailed ; being shipped in the Ann of London Mar. 10 inst. Ibid.
Treasury warrants to same to employ John Grant as a tidesman, Weymouth port, loco John Tattershall, who is a Papist.
Joseph Carter as waiter and searcher at Orford in Aldeburgh port "under the present establishment of Ipswich," loco Daniell Spence, lately deceased.
Tho. Child as boatman in Colchester port loco Francis Drury, lately deceased.
Richard Gale as same in Boston port loco Daniell Simpson, lately deceased.
Tho. Fowler as waiter and searcher at Pevensey in Rye port loco John Bunckley, lately deceased.
Sam Shutter as boatman in Dartmouth port loco William Manley, who has relinquished same.
Richard Hatton as waiter and searcher at Minehead and to be sent alternately to Watchet, all loco Nathan Penry, who has relinquished same.
Israell Dodson as boatman at Margate in Sandwich port loco Francis Blake, lately dismissed for neglect and contempt.
Daniell Smith as waiter and searcher at Burnham in Maldon port, a member of Colchester port loco James Hunwicke, lately dismissed for insufficiency.
James Roberts to act for the comptroller in Falmouth port loco Edward Addison, relinquished.
Cha. Hankinson as boatman at Margate loco William Biship, lately dismissed for neglect and contempt.
Phillemon Coddan (a person of good experience in the Customs) as surveyor of Bristol port at the old salary of 100l. per an. loco Moses Lowman, who is returned to his place of landwaiter, London port.
James Turner as boatman in Sunderland port loco Tho. Chilton, lately deceased.
George Sleigh as landwaiter in Lynn Regis port loco William Brodricke, lately deceased.
Sydney Stroud to be restored as a landwaiter, Plymouth port loco Cha. Banbridg, dismissed, being a Papist.
John Lydcott to be restored as same in Exeter port loco James Osbaldstone, a Papist.
John Edwards to be restored as a tidewaiter, Bristol port loco Robt. Pullinger, a Papist.
Tho. Smith (waiter and searcher at Polruan in Fowey port) as surveyor, waiter and searcher in Fowey port loco John Pising, a Papist.
Richard Pate as tidesman at Exmouth in Exeter port loco John Howard, dismissed, being a Papist.
Samuell Vickery (Vickerey) as a boatman in Lynn Regis port loco Tho. Bridges, dismissed, being a Papist.
Roger Jacob (Jacobs) as waiter and searcher in Bideford port loco William Salsburry, dismissed for being a Papist.
Fabian Steel as surveyor, waiter and searcher in Whitehaven and to act for the patent searcher loco John Booth, dismissed for being a Papist.
Robert Carter as waiter and searcher in Lancaster port and to act for the patent searcher with the searcher's fees of that port loco Phillip Butler, "being a Papist."
Gabriell Whistler as waiter and searcher in Whitehaven port loco John Curwin, dismissed for being a Papist.
Robt. Jackson (waiter and searcher at Stockton) as deputy comptroller in Sunderland port loco Francis Erington, "being a Papist."
Johanes Jones (late collector of Weymouth port and "dismissed for answering to the questions [concerning the Penal laws and the Test] in the negative) as collector of Lyme Regis port loco Capt. Hen. Browne, removed, "being a Papist."
Henry Flory as collector of Weymouth port loco John Hanford, removed, being a Papist.
Tho. Alston as waiter and searcher at Polruan loco Tho. Smith, who is to be removed to Fowey.
John Evah (Evagh) (late waiter and searcher in Penryn port, who was removed for answering ut supra in the negative) to be restored to said place loco Thainkfull Kendell, removed for being a Papist.
James Grainge as waiter and searcher in Stockton port loco Robert Jackson, who is to be removed to Sunderland.
Out Letters (Customs) XI, pp. 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of Henry Maynard for admission to the place of one of the four Tellers of the Exchequer, Sir George Downing having forfeited one of said places and petitioner having a reversionary grant thereof. Reference Book V, p. 342.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Francis Scott for a deputy searcher's place in Bristol port, void by Robert Lessly's taking a Captain's commission in Col. Lessly's Regiment ; petitioner having been brought up to trade. Ibid, p. 343.
Mar. 21. Privy seal dormant for payment of 4l. a day to George, Marquess of Halifax, as Keeper of the Privy Seal ; as in lieu of the ancient diet of 16 dishes of meat ; to date as from Feb. 18 last. King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 16-17.
Treasury warrant to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney to allow to the owners, adventurers and fishermen of Great Yarmouth 160l. for one year to Sept. 29 last for Excise on the beer for the North Sea and Herring Fishery. Money Book IX, p. 117.
Henry Guy to Mr. Sugar. In reply to yours of the 18th inst. the Treasury Lords require you to speedily collect the arrears due to the King from the revenues sede vacante of the Archbishopric of York. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 479.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to stop till further order the warrants of appointment of Johanes Jones as Collector of Lyme Regis and Henry Flory as collector of Weymouth. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Barons of the Exchequer to take William Kemp's security and to swear him in as searcher of Plymouth and Fowey port, granted 1660, July 25, to John Martyn, gent., and afterwards, viz. 1675, Dec. 24, granted to Henry Kemp in reversion and after him to William Kemp, also in reversion ; the said first grant being determined by the death of Charles II and the said Henry Kemp being dead, whereby said William Kemp becomes entitled. Out Letters (Customs) XI, p. 215.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to admit the lading of the Alexander, John Wardlow master, to entry on payment of only natives Customs as if said ship had been free of the kingdom of England, the case being ut supra, p. 8, the goods being those of a merchant fled hither for refuge from the disturbances in Ireland. Ibid, p. 216.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Christopher Warren and Robert his son, [joint] customer of Plymouth port, praying a Treasury fiat for renewal of their patent of said office. Reference Book V, p. 343
Same to the Attorney General of the petition of Richard, Lord Coote, shewing that the late King granted to Sir Robert Clerke and others for 14 years the patent of an invention for extracting metalline bodies out of their ores and minerals under the rent of half profits for the last years thereof ; that hitherto the said patentees have not made any considerable advance in their said invention, though two years of their term be expired : therefore praying a grant to petitioner of said patent from the expiry of the first six years thereof under a small rent, but with proviso that such rent shall cease if the said invention happen to be discontinued. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Master and Worker of the Mint to prepare 515 medals of gold for their Majesties' Coronation, of about the value of those which were provided for the last Coronation. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 391.
Mar. 22. Royal warrant to the Treasury Lords to pay, by way of advance, 10,000l. to Robert Vyner, the King's goldsmith, to enable him to make gold and silver works and other necessaries and provisions, accustomed to be made and provided in the Jewel House, towards the Coronation.
And also 5,000l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account. (Money warrant dated Mar. 22 for said 5,000l. hereon. Money order dated Mar. 22 hereon.)
King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 16. Money Book IX, p. 1. Order Book II, p. 198.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a Mint indenture between the King and Queen of the one part and Thomas Neale, Master and Worker of the Mint, of the other part, according to the indenture between the said Neale and the late King (supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VIII, pp. 821-7). King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 17.
Same to the abovesaid Thomas Neale, to give order to John Rottiers, the King's chief engraver, to prepare all the master puncheons, letters and charges for the gold coins, viz. the 5l. piece, the 40s. piece, the 20s. piece and 10s. piece by way of the mill and press and for the silver coins, viz. the 5s. piece, 2s. 6d. piece, 1s. piece, 6d. piece, 4d. piece, 3d. piece, 2d. piece and 1d. piece according to the drafts seen and approved by the King ; and to make dies with them. Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt. There are no warrants yet passed for paying me 1,500l., parcel of the 2,500l. appointed to me the 19th inst. for secret service. His Majesty's service demands the immediate supply thereof. You are to advance same to me and the warrants shall be sent you as soon as passed. Disposition Book VII, p. 49
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Rob. Hall and Rob. Tayer for restoration to their place as customers of Chichester port, which Sir Nich. Butler, having a private "peak" against them, induced them to surrender, promising to be kind to them ; their surrender being invalid by not being enrolled. Reference Book V, p. 344
Mar. 23. Henry Guy to Mr. Hooker to pay (according to the Treasury Lords' order to you when you were last at the Treasury Chambers) 250l. to Charles Godolphin out of the [tin] coinage money now to be paid in by the Tin Farmers : being for half a year to Christmas last of his salary as comptroller of the tin farm. Disposition Book VII, p. 49.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue by way of advance 1,500l. to Mr. Robert Vyner to enable him to make provision for their Majesties' Coronations. Ibid, p. 50.
Mar. 24. Treasury confirmation of the two dormant warrants of 1687, May 9, and of 1684-5, March 20 (confirmed 1687, April 7), for the Countess of Bristol's two annuities of 1,000l. each (one to herself and one to William, Earl of Bedford, et al. in trust for her), ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VIII, pp. 71-2, 1288, 1300, 1346. Money Book IX, p. 123
1689. Mar. 25. Treasury allowance of the salary bill of the Post Office for 1689, Lady day quarter (total, 1,036l. 1s. 8d.).
Prefixing : said bill in detail.
Ibid, pp. 118-9.
[Henry Guy] to the Auditor of the Receipt to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of John Packer, usher of the Receipt of the Exchequer. Out Letters (General) XI, p.480.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Morgan Powell for renewal of his patent as Comptroller of Milford port. Reference Book V, p. 344.
Same to same of the petition of Peter Spoure, gent., for restoration to his place as waiter and searcher in Tynemouth port, from which he was dismissed for answering in the negative the question as to taking off the Penal laws and Test. Ibid.
Same to [the Auditors of Imprests] of the petition of Henry Ayloffe, King's Remembrancer, praying payment of 424l. 1s. 8d. disbursed by him for parchment books for the customers, comptrollers and searchers of all the [out] ports of England and Wales. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Chr. Fawthrop, cooper in Kingston-upon-Hull, shewing that for many years he has been a servant to several merchants of York and has been brought into trouble by the contrivance of some persons ; therefore prays justice. Ibid.
Privy seal dormant for the repayment, with 6 per cent interest of moneys heretofore lent or hereafter to be lent into the Exchequer on the credit of certain branches of the public revenues as well lent to the late King as to his present Majesty ; the repayment to be by issues of unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer or by tallies of pro or assignment on any the said branches. (Royal warrant, dated Mar. 19, to the Clerk of the Signet for said privy seal.) King's Warrant Book, XIV, pp. 3-4.
Mar. 26. Henry Guy to Mr. Newcomb [the King's printer] to send to the Treasury Chambers copies of the Act of Assessment as soon as it is printed. Out Letters (General) XI, p.479.
Same to Sir Jo[h]n Lloyd. Your petition for restoration to your place as Solicitor of the Customs is referred to the Customs Commissioners. Ibid, p. 480.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Walter Middleton, customer of Milford port, co. Pembroke, for renewal of his patent of said office granted him by the Earl o' Southampton and held by him ever since. Reference Book V, p. 344.
same to same of the petition of Ralph Williamson, comptroller of Newcastle port, for renewal of his grant thereof quam diu se bene gesserit. Ibid, p. 345.
Same to same of the petition of Richard Hutchinson for renewal of the late King James II's patent to him as Solicitor of the Customs. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Richard Evans for renewal of his patent as searcher of Milford port. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of William Smith for delivery of his three months' bond, given six weeks since, for 364l. for additional duty on wine ; petitioner being desirous to pay in the money at once on the allowance of 10 per cent. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Rob. Humphreys, deputy auditor [of Wales] on the petition of Lord Vaughan, Earl of Carbery, shewing that James II granted to Lord Jeffreys the offices of steward of the lordship and manor of Brecknock, with the fee of 13l. 6s. 8d. per an., and of Chamberlain of Brecknock, Radnor and Glamorgan during pleasure ; which offices were filled by petitioner's father ; further that James II constituted the Marquess of Powys steward and keeper of the Courts of the manors etc. of Mallaen etc., Tally etc. and Mavon, alias Mabwynion etc., with the fee of 10l. per an. during pleasure, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VIII, p. 1832 : therefore praying a grant of said offices for life. Reference Book V, p. 346.
Mar. 27. Royal warrant to authorise Frederick, Comte Schonberg, Duke and Marshal of France (to whom the King has resolved to grant the office of Master General of the Ordnance now vacant), to list and direct payments of money in said Office in the interim, pending the passing of his patent thereof, as fully as if he was regularly constituted thereto : all in order to avoid any inconvenience to the King's service during such interim. King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 17-18.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to appoint William Smith to be Receiver and Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners loco William Thomas, esq., late same : with the right to all deductions, fees or allowances heretofore enjoyed by Sir Edward Francis, Sir Henry Wynne, kt., Sir John Hales, kt., Sir Lewis Kirke, kt., Sir John Kirke, kt., or the said William Thomas : all during pleasure. Ibid, pp. 18-19.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to repay to John Stone of London, merchant, 190l. deposited by him supra, p. 7 : the Customs Commissioners having made a doubt whether the new impost on tobacco and sugar ought to be paid on such sugars as were in port on or before 1685, June 24, being the commencement of the Act for said new impost, "and there being a case of that nature relating to Mr. Jeffreys" and the ship Culpeper, in which it was decided in Jeffry's favour that such duty was not due on sugars in port before that date. Out Letters (Customs) XI, p. 217.
Treasury fiat for letters patent to constitute Christopher Warren, esq., and Robert his son as customer of the port of Plymouth and Fowey in cos. Devon and Cornwall : during pleasure : being the office hitherto enjoyed by them. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 391.
Mar. 28. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of any unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer, viz. : Disposition Book VII, p. 50.
l. s. d.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for a month's subsistence to the Forces already embarked for Holland, being 2,720 men 2,400 0 0
to ditto for a week's subsistence to the Forces here 6,561 10 6
to the Paymaster of the Works towards the service of the Coronation 800 0 0
to the Master of the Great Wardrobe for ditto 2,000 0 0
to the Cofferer, for the present service of the Household 1,500 0 0
to me [Guy] for his Majesty's secret service, in part of 1,500l. 140 0 0
to Monsieur—Overkirk for the Stable equipage for the Coronation 2,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [for two weeks on the Ordnance Office] ordinary 2,000 0 0
Henry Guy to Mr. Bertie. The Lords [of the] Committee for the affairs of Ireland have desired the Treasury Lords to issue to you by me 600l. for the service of Ireland. The money is ready when you call for it. Disposition Book VII, p. 50.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte [as Secretary to the Forces], enclosing a letter [missing] from Charles Orchard, customer of Exeter port. The King has ordered convoy to be provided for bringing up the money in question. Prepare the necessary warrants for this. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 480.
Report to the King from the Treasury Lords on the petition of John Clement, praying restoration to his place of First Clerk of the Kitchen or else for a pension of 200l. per an. out of the Cofferer's Office, for life. We have long known petitioner to have been a good officer. We think it better to continue him in employment than to grant the said pension. Warrants not Relating to Money XII, p. 392.
Mar. 29. Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to send to Mr. William Harbord's house at the upper end of St. Martin's Lane the household stuff and clothes of his lady who is coming over : same being in the Katherine yacht. Out Letters (General) XI, p. 480.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Mr. Sansom for renewal of his office as Secretary to the Customs, he having been Secretary to the Farmers when the Customs were in farm, and when out of farm was continued as assistant to the Commissioners' Secretary and in 1684 was made Secretary loco [old] Robert Bertie. Reference Book V, p. 346.
Same to same of the petition of Evan Protheroe for the place of collector of [Aber]dovey port : petitioner understanding Customs business. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of George Tuthill, shewing that being then Mayor of Exeter he served the King the time of his Majesty being there ; therefore prays the place of collector of said port : the King being very favourably inclined thereto. Ibid, p. 347.
Same to same of the petition of John Barcroft for a landwaiter's place, London port ; he having been always zealous in the Protestant interest and suffered very much in apprehending several Romish priests, by which his son lost his life and he himself cast into prison. Ibid.
Mar. 30. Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Joseph Poole for some place in the Customs ; he having been a clerk for two years in the Office of Ordnance and for seven years master gunner and storekeeper of Guernsey till turned out by Capt. Scott, an Irish Roman Catholic, then Deputy Governor, against Lord Hatton's consent. Reference Book V, p. 347.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of Henry Bulkley, esq., shewing that he expended 600l. in repairing and building the lodgings belonging to the [Royal] Household, but has only received 160l. thereof and is no longer continued in that employment : therefore prays "a compensation for the money expended." Ibid, p. 348.