Minute Book
October 1689

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1931

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'Minute Book: October 1689', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9: 1689-1692 (1931), pp. 55-61. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104768 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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October 1689

Oct. 1. Present : ut supra.
Ordered that 2,000l. be issued to Lord Coote for the Queen.
Write the Agents [for Taxes] to order Mr. Tregear, Receiver of [Assessments in co.] Cornwall to pay to the Rt. Honble. Hugh Boscowen, esq., any sum not exceeding 5,000l. out of such money as he has in his hands or shall receive of any of the taxes already granted [by Parliament] : and that on the said Receiver's drawing bills on you, the Agents, for the sums so paid and sending you Boscowen's receipt for same (or the receipt of Boscowen's assignee), care shall be taken by you that same be answered into the Exchequer upon the said Receiver's accounts.
Send Mr. Boscowen a copy of this order and desire he will be pleased to buy as much tin at the price current as that sum comes to, and to let my Lords know how much he does buy and at what ports same is so that directions may be given for bringing it to London : and if he comes out of the country before this be done that he will please to order someone in the country to despatch this business and to correspond with the Taxes Agents and to give them an account from time to time what is done : and care shall be taken that his acquittances shall be taken up here and delivered to him.
Afternoon : present : Lord Godolphin, Sir H. Capell, Mr. Hampden.
[No entry of any minute.]
[Treasury Minute Book VII, p. 116.]
[Out Letters (General) XII, p. 106.]
Oct. 8. Present : Earl of Monmouth, Sir H. Capell, Mr. Hampden.
Ordered that 2,000l. be paid to Lord Coote for the Queen.
Afternoon : present : ut supra.
Mr. Nash to be heard on Thursday afternoon on his allegations against Mr. Bevis Lloyd. Mr. Lloyd to have notice.
[Treasury Minute Book VII, p. 117.]
Oct. 9. Present : ut supra.
The Farmers of the Post Fines to attend on Tuesday afternoon next about Lady Villiers' pension.
Afternoon : present : ut supra.
Ordered that 10,400l. be issued to the Earl of Ranelagh to pay a bill from Holland for his Majesty's Forces there.
[Ibid, p. 118.]
Oct. 10. Present : Earl of Monmouth, Lord Godolphin, Sir H. Capell, Mr. Hampden.
The Earl of Nottingham came in and informed my Lords that he had received advice from Sir Paul Rycaut that the bills for the money payable to the King of Denmark were accepted. Upon this it is ordered that Alderman Herne et al. have their tallies delivered.
Afternoon : present : ut supra.
Mris. Randoll and Mr. Wildgoos to be heard on Tuesday afternoon next (struck through).
Sir H. Ashurst and Mr. Wildgos to attend on Tuesday afternoon next ; also Mr. Blathwaite.
Mr. Lloyd and Mr. Nash called in with their counsel. On the whole matter my Lords determine that Mr. Lloyd upon perfecting his sureties as Receiver [of Crown Revenues] of South Wales shall proceed in the present receipt. But the case represented by Mr. Nash is to be stated for the Attorney General who is to see if there be cause of forfeiture. Besides counsel on both sides Mr. Aaron Smith is to attend the Attorney General hereon.
[Ibid, p. 119.]
Oct. 11.
Hampton Court.
Present : ut supra.
The King came in.
[Ibid, p. 120.]
Oct. 15.
Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.
Present : Earl of Monmouth, Lord Godolphin, Sir H. Capell.
Write Serjt. Ryly to view the gates and fothering yards in the House Park at Hampton Court and report what repairs are necessary there.
Write to Sir John Nicholas, the Clerk of Council, for the order of Council made upon the Customs Commissioners' presentment relating to aliens' duties.
The Earl of Monmouth brings order from the King that 1,000l. be issued to me [William Jephson] for secret service.
Write Mr. Dockwray and partners to attend on Friday morning next about the memorial they presented to my Lords relating to money levied formerly on Dissenters.
Sir Vere Fane and partners to attend this afternoon.
Send for the accounts for that part of the way to Kensington which was made by Capt. Studholme and refer same to Sir C. Wrenn and Mr. Talman for report.
Write Mr. Holt and partners to attend this afternoon.
Afternoon : present : ut supra and Mr. Hampden.
Mr. Holt being unable to come, by reason of being in prison, ordered that he take care to pay the rent of the house hired by him and his partners "where they lie." Upon their application to the Treasury my Lords will intercede with the King to discharge them of their contract.
Sir Vere Fane et al. to attend this day week.
Sir C. Porter, Mr. Knight and the two Auditors of Imprests to attend this day week.
Write Mr. Matthews, Receiver of the [Aid] in co. Northants, to pay 500l. to Mr. Acam for 3,000 pair of shoes which he writes will be ready the 21st inst. Upon Matthews' drawing bills on Mr. Herriott [for the said sum] care shall be taken that they be complied with.
Ordered that Mr. Herriott do accept the bills Mr. Henly draws on him ; and my Lords will take care that he shall be enabled to comply with them.
Write Mr. Duncombe to pay the late Excise Commissioners their salaries without any deduction, notwithstanding the former letters to that purpose.
[Treasury Minute Book VII, pp. 121-2.]
[Out Letters (General) XII, p. 110.]
Oct. 16. Present : Earl of Monmouth, Lord Godolphin, Sir H. Capell.
The King came in.
Write the Customs Commissioners to enquire concerning Mr. Bridgman, customer of Ipswich port, my Lords being informed that he has generally an ill character both from the gentry there and from Mr. Nathaniel Willis, surveyor at Colchester.
The King came in.
Ordered that the Attorney and Solicitor General attend this afternoon.
Upon reading a proposal from Mr. Cupper offering to lend 4,000l. on the first Aid if the 1,100l. due to him for goods delivered to the Great Wardrobe might be discharged thereout, the King was pleased to agree thereto.
Ordered by the King that the Office of Ordnance do contract for guns for the six new Fifth rate ships, also for the ten Second and Third rates that want guns. Write Sir H, Goodrick, Lieut.-Gen. of the Ordnance, and the rest of the officers of Ordnance to this effect and that they are to acquaint the Treasury Lords with their proceedings thereupon before signing the contract.
Afternoon : present : Lord Godolphin, Sir H. Capell.
[No entry of any minute.]
[Treasury Minute Book VII, p. 123.]
[Out Letters (General) XII, p. 111.]
Oct. 17. Present : Earl of Monmouth, Lord Godolphin, Sir H. Capell, Mr. Hampden.
My Lords agree to the Customs Commissioners' presentment of the 16th inst. touching Richard Hurleston to be a tidesurveyor, London port. Thomas Mason, who is a pretender to that place, is to have the first vacancy of a landwaiter or tidesurveyor.
The principal Commissioners of Prizes are to attend on Monday afternoon next touching an order of Council for Sub-Commissioners of Prizes for Jamaica etc.
The officers of Ordnance to attend to-morrow morning (struck through).
Send to the Clerk of the Council for the order made this day touching the presentments from the Customs Commissioners and the Ordnance about brimstone. Write the Customs Commissioners and the Board of Ordnance, enclosing a copy of this order and that they send an answer thereto by Saturday morning.
[Treasury Minute Book VII, p. 124.]
[Out Letters (General) XII, p. 112.]
Oct. 18. Present : Lord Godolphin, Sir H. Capell, Mr. Hampden.
Sir Robert Howard [Auditor of the Receipt] to attend this afternoon.
Send to Mr. Ingram that is concerned in the clothing of part of the army of [in] Ireland to attend this afternoon (struck through).
The Earl of Ranelagh and Mr. Blathwaite to attend this afternoon.
Mr. Ingram was called in and my Lords agreed to pay him 2,000l. a week till the money due for clothing part of the army in Ireland be paid him according to the contract made with him by the Committee for Irish Affairs.
Afternoon : present : ut supra.
Write the Customs Commissioners that my Lords are come to a resolution touching the sending an able officer to New England, but that upon discoursing with Mr. Wildgoose presented by the Commissioners for that employment, their Lordships are of opinion they should think of some other (struck through).
Write the Customs Commissioners to attend on Monday afternoon next about an officer to be sent to New England.
Sir Robert Howard [Auditor of the Receipt] came in and my Lords discoursed him about [Exchequer] fees to be paid for the 600,000l. payable to the Dutch. Sir Robert proposed as the lowest fees three farthings in the pound, which my Lords think fit to present to his Majesty as a reasonable proposal.
[Treasury Minute Book VII, p. 125.]
Oct. 21. Present : Earl of Monmouth, Lord Godolphin, Sir H. Capell, Mr. Hampden.
Ordered that there be issued to the Earl of Ranelagh 3,368l. 5s. 2d. to clear Col. Trelawney's Regiment to the last of November ; 3,263l. 14s. 4d. to the Regiment late Sir Jo. Guise's for the like ; 3,370l. 5s. 10d. to Col. Lutterel's Regiment for the like : in all, 10,002l. 5s. 4d.
Mr. Blathwaite to attend to-morrow morning about the [? army] establishment.
The Customs Commissioners called in concerning an officer to be sent to New England to prevent the breach of the Navigation Act. They are of opinion that it is necessary. My Lords direct them to re-examine Mr. Wildgos for his fitness for same and if not fit then to present some other fit person to my Lords.
Mr. Dockwray and partners to attend on Friday afternoon next about money levied on the Dissenters.
[Ibid, p. 126.]
[Out Letters (General) XII, p. 114.]
Oct. 22. Present : Earl of Monmouth, Lord Godolphin, Sir H. Capell.
Ordered that 400l. be issued to Mr. Harbord to be paid over to Mijnheer Van Lone for medicaments for the army in Ireland, according to the order in Council of the 21st inst.
Afternoon : present : ut supra and Mr. Hampden.
Auditor Philips to attend as soon as possible about Sir Ed. Deering's last petition.
Sir Charles Porter, Mr. Knight and the Auditors of Imprests are to attend on Tuesday afternoon.
[Treasury Minute Book VII, p. 127.]
[Out Letters (General) XII, p. 114.]
Oct. 23. Present : all my Lords.
The King came in.
The Earl of Ranelagh called in and the King ordered that for those Regiments mentioned in a list, which 'my Lord' [Ranelagh] gave in, the muster rolls of November should govern the month of December, and the rolls of March should govern the months of January and February.
Mr. Hornby to attend to-morrow morning.
Mr. Fox and Mr. Knight to attend to-morrow morning.
Mr. Fox made a proposal in writing to lend his Majesty 20,000l. upon the Customs. The King and my Lords agreed thereto.
Mr. Hornby made a proposal in writing to lend his Majesty 10,000l. on the last Six Months' Aid. Agreed to ut supra.
[Treasury Minute Book VII, p. 128.]
Oct. 24. Present : Lord Godolphin, Sir H. Capell, Mr. Hampden.
[No entry of any minute.]
[Ibid, p. 129.]
Oct. 25. Present : Lord Delamere, Lord Godolphin, Sir H. Capell, Mr. Hampden.
The [late] Irish [Revenue] Farmers' report to be read on Friday next.
Sir Vere Vane and partners were called in and in regard the Earl of Monmouth and Lord Godolphin were absent that business was appointed to be heard on Monday afternoon next. Mr. Brewer and the Auditors of Imprests to attend then.
Sir Benjamin Bathurst was called in and was asked of the money due to their Majesties in the Africa Company and the East India Company. On hearing what he said my Lords desire him to bring the state of the case in writing. He said there was 3,000l. in the East India Company purchased by him [for the late King] when Duke of York : that when the additional duties were laid on [in the first year of James II] they [the East India Company] presented him [James II] with 7,000l. stock in lieu of 10,000l. present "which they used yearly to present to King Charles the Second" : and [further there was] 3,000l. in the Africa Company the late King had from the beginning : that they had transfers brought them for the 3,000l. in each Company attested by the public seal of Paris by Mr. Grahme, the late [Keeper of James II's] Privy Purse : that Mr. Grahme said he had the like for the 7,000l., but they [Bathurst and the East India Co.] saw it not : that the transfers bore date (to the best of his remembrance) about Jan. 10 or 11 last : and that they accordingly transferred the two sums of 3,000l. to Mr. Graham.
Mr. Watts, Alderman Duncombe's servant, called in and ordered to stop, till further order, the protesting of Mr. Fitch's bills amounting to 850l. in the whole. Mr. Fitch is called in and ordered "not to draw any more bills upon expectation that the [Treasury] Lords will do the same hereafter."
Mr. Hoar and Mr. Duncomb to attend on Wednesday afternoon next about Mr. Neal's pretensions to a salary for making farthings.
[Treasury Minute Book VII, p. 130.]
Oct. 26. Present : the King, all my Lords, the Lord President, Lord Privy Seal, Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl of Nottingham, Earl of Torrington.
His Majesty proposed to the Board [the question] which would be most for his service at present [viz.] to put the Victualling of the Navy into Commission or under a contract. After some time spent the King adjourned the debate and ordered that the present Victuallers should go on in the service ; and that money be issued to them to enable them to proceed.
The Earl of Ranelagh and Mr. Blathwaite were directed to compute what the increase of the Irish establishment comes to since 'twas given in the last Sessions to the House of Commons : and likewise to make the best computation they can of what the contingencies of all the Forces are like to amount to this year.
The King is pleased to declare that he will receive on Saturday, Nov. 2 next, at the Treasury, the proposals of such persons as shall be desirous to contract for the Victualling of the Navy. The proposers are [to be] desired to make their proposals as particular as the matter will require and to bring them to the Treasury Chambers sealed and signed.
The Navy Victuallers to attend on Monday afternoon next.
Sir Robert Howard to attend on Monday afternoon next.
[Treasury Minute Book VII, p. 131.]
Oct. 28. Present : Lord Delamere, Lord Godolphin, Sir H. Capell, Mr. Hampden.
Sir Vere Vane and partners to attend on Friday afternoon next in regard there is not now a full board. Mr. Brewer is ordered to suffer them to inspect the Excise accounts from 1680.
Ordered that Sir Hen. Ashurst be heard when Mr. Usher of New England offers to pass his accounts.
The Victuallers are called in and their letter of the 26th inst. is read. Ordered to bring on Wednesday morning a more particular account of what the victualling per man per day has cost at a medium of three years : and to attend on Wednesday afternoon.
Ordered that 500l. more be paid to Visct. Newport towards the charge of transporting the Queen of Spain.
[Ibid, p. 132.]
Oct. 29. Present : Lord Godolphin, Mr. Capel, Mr. Hampden.
The Commissioners for making farthings to attend to-morrow morning about a letter from Mr. Boscawen.
The Attorney General desired to call here to-morrow morning as he goes to the House (struck through).
[Ibid, p. 133.]
Oct. 30. Present : ut supra.
[No entry of any minute.]
Afternoon : present : the King and all my Lords.
The King ordered that James Roche, who swam to Londonderry and thereby lost the use of his limbs, shall have 40l. per an. settled [on him] out of the Customs of Kinsale when [that town] comes under his Majesty's subjection ; and in the meantime to have it paid him out of secret service and 20l. to be paid him by advance.
Ordered that my Lords do send to the goldsmiths and lenders of money and treat with them concerning the advancing to the King a considerable sum of money upon such security as may be made to them by his Majesty.
The Lord President, Lord Privy Seal, Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl of Nottingham and Mr. Russell were called in.
[Ibid, p. 134.]