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'Entry Book: September 1689, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9: 1689-1692 (1931), pp. 237-254. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104782 Date accessed: 23 September 2014.


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September 1689, 1-15

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Sept. 2. Order of the King in Council, dated Hampton Court, for a pension of 300l. per an. to the Earl of Stirling : to be paid by the Governor or Commander in Chief of New York, with arrears as follow, out of the surplus of the net revenue of the Colony of New York : with liberty to said Earl or his agent at New York yearly to inspect the public accounts of that revenue : all by reason that said Earl has attended the Committee for Trade and Plantations concerning his claim to the propriety of Long Island within the Province of New York : upon which the said Committee have reported Aug. 16 last that in 1663 the Earl of Clarendon on behalf of the Duke of York did treat with the Earl of Stirling for his said interest for which the said Duke afterwards promised to pay 3,500l. "as the Lord Berkeley informed him" [Stirling] ; but the Earl not having received same the Duke agreed with him in 1674 for a release of all his pretensions to the Colony of New York (whereof Long Island is part) in return for a grant of a pension of 300l. per an. for life out of the net surplus revenue as above ; but there having not yet accrued any net profits out of the said revenue the said pension is above 14 years in arrear. Out Letters (Plantations General) I, pp. 301-3.
Sept. 3. Money warrant for 5,876l. 7s. 6d. to Henry D'Nassau, Master of the Horse ; without account ; for the use of the Stables : to be by way of advance for the year commencing Jan. 1 last, as by the dormant privy seal of Aug. 22 last, supra, p. 220. (Money order dated Sept. 6 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 86. Order Book III, p. 28.
Treasury dormant warrant to John Wildman, Postmaster General, to pay quarterly to the Duchess of Cleveland her 4,700l. per an. granted 1667-8, Jan. 19, out of the profits of the Post Office to Visct. Grandison and Edward Villiers, esq., in trust for said Duchess : and further thereon to pay 2,350l. for half a year due thereon this Midsummer. Money Book X, p. 88.
Same to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall to pay (out of the profits of the manor of Fordington, co. Dorset) the annuity of 80l. granted Aug. 15 last to Thomazine Fincher, widow, for 6½ years : and hereon to pay 40l. for one half-year to Lady day last. Ibid, p. 92.
W. Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to send to the Earl of Portland's lodgings in Whitehall the goods arrived from Rotterdam in the Dolphin, Cornelius Willemsey Bout master : being seeds, plants, chocolate, neat tongues, dried fish and household goods. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 87.
Same to same to attend the Committee for Trade and Foreign Plantations this afternoon at the Council Chambers in Whitehall. Ibid, p. 88.
Same to the Attorney General to attend at the Treasury this afternoon about sealing the Earl of Nottingham's writings. Ibid.
Same to Sir Edward Bromfeild, Sheriff of Surrey. You have not sent the names of persons fit to act as Commissioners in your county for the 12d. Aid, as requested July 26 last, supra, p. 200. Send this with what expedition you can. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Samuel Harris as a landwaiter, London port loco Alexander Say, dismissed.
William Pollard as a same ibid. loco Isaac Vivian.
William Oldham as a same ibid. loco John Pickering.
Samuell Broughton as a same ibid. loco Richard Amory.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 55.
Same to same to observe an Order of the King in Council, dated Hampton Court, Sept. 2 inst., taking off the embargo in all ports of this kingdom from all ships laden for the Plantations, notwithstanding the Order of Council of July 8 last. Ibid, p. 56.
Treasury reference to Mr. Harbord of the petition of the Earl of Sussex for a 99 years' lease of a piece of ground going into Spring Gardens, formerly in the possession of Prince Rupert, and for an extension of petitioner's 33 years' lease in a house and land adjoining the Spring Garden. Reference Book VI, p. 86.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuel Wildgos for the place of collector, surveyor and searcher of Customs in New England, formerly enjoyed by Mr. Randolph. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Wilmer for the place of customer of Strangers' duties, London port, for his son John ; the present customer being incapacitated by law and the said office having been managed by petitioner's family for 80 years. Reference Book VI, p. 86.
Same to same of the petition of Job Dowle to be continued in his employment of searcher at Gloucester. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of George Payne for the place of surveyor of Aldeburgh. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Whitehorne, master of the ship Leonora, for remission of the additional duty on four tons of brandy. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Ann Hutchins for restoration of a seizure of 24 dozen sword blades, being all she and her husband have to support them. Ibid, p. 87.
Treasury warrant to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Jasper Kingsman (for 24 years from 1696, Michaelmas, in reversion of the lease in being) of the custody or farm of the Hundred of Chafford, co. Essex, and of divers annual rents growing therein as follows, viz. : 12d. from Gabriel Poynts for land in West Thurrock ; 2s. 4d. from William Peter for land called Roades ; 2s. 4d. from Lady Anna Matrevers for Childerditheall [Childerditch] ; 12d. from John Feerith for land called Boyles ; 6s. 8d. for the manor of Westhall in West Thurrock ; 3s. from Roger James for the View of Frankpledge in Upminster ; 2s. for the like there ; 2s. for [from] Henry Josseline for the View of Frankpledge and ancient fines for Cressetts Hall in West Thurrock ; 2s. from Henry North for land in Alvethley called Coxon Hills ; 2s. from Thomas Cotton for land called Groves in Southkinton ; 2s. 4d. from Richard Reynold for land called Breves in Childerdith [Childerditch] ; 12d. from Edward Barret of the fee of Bansted ; 9½d. from Roger Sadler and — Meredith, of London, merchant, for a parcel of land sold ; 12d. from Lady Margaret Southwell for land called Randers in Rainham : being in all 31s. 5½d. : and likewise of the office of steward and bailiff of the said Hundred and all the fees and profits thereto except fines and forfeitures of succession ; all as demised to Jasper Kingsman, 1665-6, Mar. 22, for 32 years at an annual rent of 31s. 5½d. and 10s. de incremento. The present lease is to be at the like rents of 31s. 5½d. per an. and 10s. per an. increase.
Prefixing : (a) particular and memorandum of the premises made out by Thomas Cole [deputy] for the Clerk of the Pipe : and (b) ratal thereof by W. Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, pp. 79-83.
Same to same for a same to Anthony Trethewy, gent., of the water, ground and pool of Sutton in Plymouth, co. Devon, called Sutton Poole, with the rights of anchorage and keelage of any ships laden there, the lastage (measurage and bushelage) of ships and the rent of 12d. per an. from each fishing boat and the Postag' or fine of fish intores ; and all buildings, wharves and quays ; excepting always the butlerage, wrecks, Custom of cloth, goods of pirates and forfeitures arising in the premises : all as demised to Richard Arundell, esq., now Baron of Trerice, 1660-1, Feb. 7, at 45l. per an. rent, and again demised to the said Lord 1678, Aug. 31, at 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. rent.
The present lease is to be at the old rent of 13l. 6s. 8d., and is to be for 13 years in reversion of the above two leases : the lessee to clear the 191l. 13s. 4d. arrears of rent (being 31l. 13s. 4d. on the first lease and 133l. 6s. 8d. on the second lease and 20l. for the increased rent of 40s. for a tenement in Crannow, parcel of the manor of Treworgie, assigned to the said Lord Arundel by Henry Seymour, esq.), and to be at the constant charge of defending the King's title to the premises.
Prefixing : (a) particular and memorandum of the premises made out by Richard Meredith, Deputy Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall : (b) ratal thereof by William Harbord, Surveyor General.
Ibid, pp. 87-90.
[? Sept. 3.] Treasury warrant to [the Clerk of the Pipe] for a lease to Michael Langdon of Launceston, co. Cornwall, gent., (a) of a tenement called Bradford, in the parish of Pyworthy, co. Devon, late parcel of the possessions of Launceston Priory, and now annexed to the Duchy of Cornwall,the premises containing a moiety of the Town Place, being 1¼ acres and 60 acres of land disposed in various closes detailed : all forming part of the manor of Bradford, and demised to John Frayne, of Langtree, by Prince Charles, 1622, Dec. 3, for the lives of Grace his wife and Thomas and Robert his sons, at 18s. per an. rent ; of which lives Robert is yet in being : and likewise (b) of a tenement called Bradford, in Bradford in the said parish of Pyworthy, late in the tenure of John Cornu, and demised to Richard Cornew, 1627-8, Feb. 15, for the lives of Richard, Leonard and Hannah, his children, at the rent of 18s. : which said tenement is lately fallen in hand by the death of Leonard, the last of the said lives.
The present lease is to be for 99 years, terminable on three lives, at the rents of 18s. and 18s. and fines of 80l. for the first and 150l. for the second tenement.
Prefixing : particulars, memoranda and ratal, ut supra.
Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, pp. 90-3
Sept. 4. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Francis Dickens, esq., of the office of woodward of New Forest, lately enjoyed by William Lacy, esq. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 211.
Same to William Harbord to repay to Morgan Whitley, Receiver General of the Poll Tax for Cheshire and Chester City, the 4,000l. which said Whitley paid on Aug. 17 last at Chester to John Shales, Commissary General of the Provisions for the Army. This repayment is to be made out of moneys received out of the Exchequer by said Harbord on account for the service of the Forces designed for Ireland and the money is to be forthwith repaid into the Receipt by said Whitley upon his account of the Poll money. The Auditors of Imprests and the Comptrollers of the Accounts of the Provisions for the Army are to see that said Shales be charged with said 4,000l. in his account as Commissary General. Ibid, pp. 211-2.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Joseph Radcliffe, gent., of the office of Purveyor of the Works, to wit, the office he already held : all with the fee of 8d. per day. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 212.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to release and discharge Christian, Lady Berkeley, executrix to John, Lord Berkeley, and the heirs etc. of said Lord, of the 5,893 ounces of white plate delivered to said Lord by the Master of the Jewel House, 1675, Oct. 30, for the service of his house as Ambassador Extraordinary to the French King : it appearing by the acquittance of Thomas Tyndall, one of the clerks of the Jewel House, dated 1677-8, Jan. 3, that 1,068¾ ounces of gilt plate (which had been similarly delivered to said Lord) was by him [there and then] delivered back into the Jewel House : the said Lady having represented that Charles II promised to bestow said white plate on her husband as recompense for his extraordinary and faithful services. Ibid, pp. 213-4.
Royal sign manual fixing the establishment of Col. Thomas Langston's Regiment of Horse as from Sept. 1st inst. : the King having thought fit to send said Regiment into Ireland. Total establishment for field and staff officers and six Troops of 50 privates each, 56l. 10s. 8d. per day or 20,634l. 13s. 4d. per annum. Ibid, p. 223.
Money warrant for 1,026l. 12s. 4½d. to Sir Denny Ashburnham, Sir Dennis Gauden, Anthony Sturt, Abraham Jaggard and Benjamin Gauden, Victuallers for the Navy, upon a first contract : same to be in part of a surplusage of 8,775l. 12s. 11½d. due to them upon their account declared [sic for ended] 1674, Dec. 31, which surplusage was not carried over [as a credit] to any subsequent account : same to be satisfied by tallies upon Sir Denny Ashburnham, Sir Dennis Gauden, Abraham Jaggard, Benjamin Gauden and Jonathan Gauden, Victuallers for the Navy, upon a second contract ; the said 1,026l. 12s. 4½d. being the debit resting on their Victualling account ended 1677, Dec. 31, which debit is hereby to be discharged by said tallies. The remainder, viz. 7,749l. 9s. 7d., of the said surplusage "hath been satisfied and paid to the said Sir Denny Ashburnham and partners at the Receipt of Exchequer." (Money order dated Sept. 19 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 86. Order Book III, p. 30.
Sept. 5. William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of any unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer : Disposition Book VIII, pp. 37, 38.
l. s. d.
to the Earl of Ranelagh in guineas at 1l. 1s. 10d. each ; for subsistence [of the Forces] 3,601 15 0
to ditto to clear Col. Langston's Regiment for May and June 1,768 10 8
to ditto for the Dutch Troops 10,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers, for provisions for Ireland 3,164 11 8
to ditto for victualling the Navy 6,000 0 0
to ditto for [the Navy's] weekly money 4,000 0 0
to ditto for victualling a Regiment for the West Indies 1,700 0 0
to the Earl of Portland for the Privy Purse 500 0 0
to ditto for the Gardens 1,000 0 0
to Tho. Lloyd, esq., for the works at Kensington 500 0 0
to ditto for the works at Hampton Court 1,000 0 0
to me [Jephson] for secret service. 5,760 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance for the ordinary [of the Ordnance Office] 1,000 0 0
£39,994 17 4
(Same, dated Sept. 6, to same to issue the abovesaid 3,164l. 11s. 8d. to William Harbord [instead of to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers] for provisions for Ireland.)
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to visit Lord Dusley's [Visct. Dursley's] goods at Mr. Paget's house in Crosby Square in order to their being transported to Holland whither said Lord is going as Envoy Extraordinary. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 88.
Sept. 6. Money warrant for 125l. to Sir William Killigrew for last June 24 quarter on his annuity or pension. Money Book X, p. 86.
Same for 50l. to Robert Bertie for 1¼ years to June 24 last on the annuity or pension granted him during the life of Mris. Mary Cocks. Ibid, p. 88.
Treasury warrant to Thomas Fox to pay John Erlisman 195l. for half a year to June 24 last on his allowance as Consul at Algiers. Ibid, p. 89.
William Jephson to Lord Berkeley. The King has given to Dr. Tenison the late King's chapel on Hounslow Heath. By your directions he is interrupted in carrying away same. Please permit the chapel to be carried away. This can be no prejudice, as there will afterwards remain on the premises more than your pretences to rent and damages, which will be examined in a little time. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 89.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, to visit the goods of Count Oxenstern, Plenipotentiary of the King of Sweden, at his house in the Pall Mall, to seal them in order to their transport to Holland.
Appending : schedule of said goods (chairs, glasses, bottles, a scrutore [escritoire] etc.).
Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh, enclosing a copy of a contract made between the Count de Flodrof and Sieur Guillaume D'Oeilne, merchant of Liège, for the delivery by the latter to the former of 5,000 pieces of arms within four months : [said contract being dated] at Maestricht May 17 last. You are to write to Monsieur Schulenbergh to pay for the said arms and to draw bills on you for the carriage thereof.
Appending : copy of said contract : for 2,500 muskets and 2,500 fusils equal to the pattern deposited by the said Count of the same length and calibre, "sans chambres par dedans, a douze balles coulantes a livre, et les vernis ou vis de la culasse a six tours" : the weight not to exceed six pounds : and whereas the said pattern has only one simple platine to the culasse the contractor d'Oelne undertakes to make the culasse a queue de fer avec des vis : the price to be 21 escalins per piece whether fusil or musket : the Count of Flodrof to deposit 100 ecus as guarantee, of which sum the said d'Oelne acknowledges receipt by the said Count's bill on Mr. Abraham Heldevier.
(b) A second contract in similar form for the like details throughout, as agreed with Sieur Houbert de Limbourg, merchant of Liège.
Ibid, pp. 89-90.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to visit the goods of the Baron de Goerz, Envoy from the Landgraf of Hesse, at his lodgings at Charing Cross in order to their transport to Holland.
Appending : schedule of said goods (trunks, boxes etc.).
Out Letters (General) XII, p. 91.
Same to the Attorney General to give warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag for Commissions to Edward Milner, Edward Warner, Cha. Stock, William Gwyllym, Fran. Tyler, James Elley, Tho. Buckley, Cha. Warner, Gyles Escourt, Robert Merrett and William Horton to enquire of and to seize divers lands, rents, debts etc. in cos. Hereford, Monmouth and Gloucester which belong to or are vested in certain Jesuits, seminary priests, or other Popish priests, or colleges, societies or fraternities of Jesuits or for other popish or superstitious uses. Ibid, p. 92.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Taylor (a landwaiter, Plymouth port) as a same in London port loco Tobias Bilvah, lately dismissed. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 57.
Treasury reference to same of the petition of Engle Verson, praying to enter, on English [or natives] Customs only, 352 barrels of herrings and codfish from on board the dogger Liberty of Waslingsluijs, which was taken by a French privateer, who put some men on board her, but petitioner and his men taking their opportunity retook the ship and brought her on the English coast in a very leaky condition. Reference Book VI, p. 87.
Same to same of the petition of Joseph Edwards, of Faversham, merchant, praying to be discharged of the 200l. bond which he gave in 1687 on an information against him for pretended frauds and concealments ; petitioner having been persuaded by Sir N. Butler to surrender himself on the promise of being kindly used, but had to pay 300l. for composition as well as give said bond : petitioner having performed good service to their present Majesties and Government. Ibid.
Same to William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Robert Stephenson for a lease of some ground on the Green at Hampton Court, whereon he has erected some buildings for the accommodation of people attending the Court and for workmen. Ibid, p. 88.
Treasury constitution and appointment of Francis Cole, of St. Erth, co. Cornwall, gent., to be one of the four supervisors of tin blowing houses in Cornwall and Devon, viz. for the following blowing houses : one called Godolphin House, in the parish of St. Breock, one in Ludgvan, one called Chyan Dower House in Gulval, three in Gwendowen [Wendron], and one lately built called Rose Kymershouse in Mawgan, near Helston : all in co. Cornwall ; with power to seize tin not only in the said places, but in any other place according to the law and custom of the Stannaries. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, pp. 83-5.
The like constituting John Periam to be steward of the manor and borough of Milverton, co. Somerset, as amply etc. as Aldred Seaman or any other predecessor therein. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 85.
The like constituting William Christian as solicitor within the county of York and York city and cos. Durham, Northumberland, Westmorland, Cumberland, Newcastle and Berwick, to attend upon and aid the Commissioners for the 12d. Aid, viz. for the due and true assessing, collecting and paying of same : to which end he is to inspect the books of assessments and the books of the receipt of the Receivers General of said Aid in the said counties. Ibid, p. 86.
Sept. 7. William Jephson to Sir Christopher Wren to report on the enclosed bills [missing] of John Webb for keeping the fowl etc. in St. James's Park. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 92.
Same to Sir Tho. Parkins, bart., sheriff of Nottingham, at his house at Bunney, near Nottingham. The Treasury Lords are pleased with your readiness in putting in execution the Act for the 12d. Aid, as appears by the letter to them of the 3rd inst. from you and other gentlemen of the county. The meeting of the [various county] Commissioners is by proclamation put off to the 30th of this month. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Mr. Nott of the petition of Thomas Robson, shewing that during the time he acted as deputy to Visct. Preston in the Great Wardrobe he was forced to engage for several things, most of which are now in their Majesties' possession, amounting to 757l. 11s. 5d., for which he is now threatened to be sued : and that unless my Lords supply him with the money he can neither pass the accounts which are now in the Auditor's office nor discharge himself of said obligations. Therefore prays payment of said sum. Reference Book VI, p. 87.
Sept. 10. Royal sign manual for 20,000l. to Jacob Van der Esch, gent., to be applied to such particular use as the King shall direct : without account. (Money warrant dated Sept. 10 hereon.) (Money order dated Sept. 10 hereon.) (William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt, dated Sept. 10, to issue said sum out of any unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer.) King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 214. Money Book X, p. 91. Order Book III, p. 28. Disposition Book VIII, p. 38.
Money warrant for 8,000l. to William, Earl of Portland, superintendent of all their Majesties' gardens belonging to all their palaces and houses of access : to be as imprest for the service of said gardens ; and as in full of 10,000l. as by the privy seal of June 20 last. (Money order dated Sept. 10 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 89. Order Book III, p. 28.
Same for 500l. to John Packer, Usher of the Receipt, as in part of 905l. for his liberate to the end of Trinity term, 1688, for necessaries delivered to the officers of the Receipt. (Money order dated Sept. 10 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 90. Order Book III, p. 29.
Treasury warrant dormant to Thomas Fox [Customs Cashier] to pay the annuity of 50l. to Capt. Thomas Hyde and Elizabeth his wife, as by privy seal of Aug. 8 last, supra, p. 206. Money Book X, p. 90.
Money warrant for 1,900l. to Francis Child, esq., their Majesties' jeweller, for three jewels of diamonds with their Majesties' pictures and the Crown, of the values respectively of 800l., 600l. and 500l., given by the King to the Commissioners who came from Scotland ; as by the certificate of July 8 last from the Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain. (Money order dated Sept. 11 hereon.) Ibid, pp. 90-1. Order Book III, p. 29.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to pay John Pearse 97l. 14s. 10d. in full of his services about seizures and prosecutions in the Exchequer as late Inspector of Prosecutions in the Exchequer : being his allowance of 12d. per £ upon 1,954l. 17s. 1d. [of Customs] fines and forfeitures paid into the Exchequer between 1688, Dec. 25, and 1689, July 31. Money Book X, p. 93.
Same dormant to the Auditor of Wales to make forth debentures from time to time for 50l. per an. as salary and 30l. per an. as riding charges to Littleton Powys as second Judge of Denbigh, Flint and Montgomery : which sums have been usually payable out of the [Crown] revenues of North Wales, as is certified by Deputy Auditor Robert Humfreys. Ibid.
Same to Thomas Fox [Customs Cashier] to pay the salary of 12l. per an. to Ingelby Daniell as searcher of Hull port. Ibid, p. 95.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to present Thomas Mason as a tidesurveyor, London port loco William Cooke, lately dismissed. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 93.
Same to same to report on the enclosed Proposals and Rules [missing] from the Admiralty Lords for granting passes to ships trading to Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli : same having been referred to the Treasury from the Committee for Trade and Foreign Plantations. Ibid.
Same to same to forthwith report on Richard King's petition, ut supra, p. 236. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to same to employ John Arden as collector of Wisbech, from which place he was dismissed and replaced by Thomas Buckworth without sufficient cause.
Charles Sydenham, formerly a tidesman, Lyme Regis, to be restored as such loco John Underwood, who succeeded him.
John Webber, formerly a tidesman in Exeter port, to be restored as such loco Richard Pate, who succeeded him.
John Hipsley, the like, loco Gratwick King, who succeeded him.
Thomas Smith to be restored as a tidesman, Bristol port, loco Nicholas Clement, deceased.
Charles Peacock as tidesman, London port, loco William Browne, deceased.
Thomas Thorpe as tidesman, Shields, loco Nicholas Treweek, lately dismissed.
Stephen Harvey as tidesman, Bideford, loco William Orchard, who has quitted same.
John Coller as watchman, Bristol port, loco John Simpson, who has relinquished same.
Francis Dansays as waiter and searcher at Hastings and to act for the Comptroller and searcher loco Edward Bomfeild, lately deceased.
Henry Chapman (an extraordinary boatman and tidesman in Cowes port) as a boatman and tidesman in Portsmouth port loco Thomas Edwards, lately deceased.
Henry Serjeant to be established at the full salary in the office of one of the surveyors of the landwaiters, London port, to which he was appointed July 31 last loco James Pearse, with a reservation of a moiety salary to Daniel Foord, who was said Pearse's predecessor and had grown old and infirm ; but it now appearing that said Foord has a patent office in said port worth upwards of 100l. per an. "besides the charge of a deputy and a considerable estate besides" ; "these allowances being designed principally for persons disabled by age or otherwise in his Majesty's service that were in want and not in a condition to support themselves and their families."
Out Letters (Customs) XII, pp. 57, 58.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Carter, praying a present supply to enable him to prevent the exportation of wool. Reference Book VI, p. 87.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of John Adye and William Ballowe, Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer, for payment of 86l. 15s. 6d. for 2s. 6d. per 1,000l. on Customs tallies joined by them in 1688. Ibid, p. 88.
Same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of William Beckford for an imprest of 2,500l. in part of [slop] clothes furnished by him to the Navy to the amount of 5,767l. and 1,400l. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edmund Alleyn for a landwaiter's place, ut supra, p. 165. He is to be presented for any fit vacancy. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor concerned of the petition of Dorothy Price, widow, shewing that Charles II granted in Sept., 1677, to her late husband, Thomas Price, the office of Constable and Keeper of the Castle of Gloucester for three lives, but he died before said grant could be completed, yet thinking it had been perfected he charged it with debts and portions for his children : therefore petitioner prays such a grant for three lives.
In the margin : a later reference, dated 1689-90, Jan. 20, to the Attorney General.
Ibid.
Sept. 11. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster General of the Forces, to deliver to the Auditor of the Imprests his account of receipts and payments for the Forces for the 16 months ending 1689, April 30 ; and to commence the succeeding account May 1 and terminate same at Dec. 31 next : all by reason that the Army Paymaster General's account[s] are usually for one year ending Dec. 31, but by reason of the interruption of the musters from 1688, Nov., to 1689, May, the payments to the Forces have been for that time so intermixed that it will be most convenient for all persons concerned that the said account be made up for 16 months as above to April 30 last, from which time the new establishment of the Forces is to commence. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 215.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 200l. per an. to Littleton Powys as second Judge of Chester : as an addition to the profits of his place there conformably to the augmentation of the salary of all the Judges at Westminster and in North and South Wales. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 216.
Same to same for a same for 200,000l. to Edward Russell, Treasurer of the Navy, as imprest for the Navy and Victualling. (Money warrant dated Sept. 20 hereon.) (Money order dated Sept. 20 hereon : with a marginal note of a Treasury order dated 1689-90, Mar. 19, for the execution of the remainder of said order.) Ibid, pp. 216-7. Money Book X, p. 99. Order Book III, p. 31.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Mathew Roberts of the office of plumber of Windsor Castle, with the keeping of the conduit within said castle : being to wit the office he already enjoyed : with the fee of 12d. a day as from Lady day last. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 217.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,900l. to Francis Child in full of an order of this day's date, ut supra, p. 245 : to be issued out of a loan of 4,000l. agreed to be made by said Child on the credit of the Six Months' Aid or the Poll. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 97.
Sept. 12. Money warrant for 100l. to Bartholomew Fillingham, one of the Agents for bringing in Taxes, for half a year to June 24 last on his allowance. (Money order dated Sept. 13 hereon.)
The like warrants for Tho. Hall, Edmd. Woodroffe and Philip Ryley. (The like money orders hereon.)
Money Book X, p. 94. Order Book III, p. 30.
Same for 40l. to Bartholomew Burton, clerk to the Agents for Taxes, being 30l. to himself and 10l. to the messenger in that office for same half year. (Money order as above hereon.) Money Book X, p. 94. Order Book III, p. 30.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of any unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer, viz. : Disposition Book VIII, p. 38.
l. s. d.
to William Harbord, to be returned to Denmark, for the service of Ireland 15,000 0 0
to the Earl of Ranelagh (in guineas at 1l. 1s. 10d. each as far as they will go and the rest in silver) for the Dutch Troops 10,000 0 0
to ditto for subsistence [of the Forces] 3,601 15 0
to ditto towards payment of a bill drawn from Holland 10,000 0 0
to ditto to clear Col. Langston's Regiment to Sept. 1 1,825 1 4
to the Treasurer of the Navy [on the Navy's] weekly money 3,000 0 0
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [on the Ordnance Office] ordinary 1,000 0 0
to Sir William Killegrew 125 0 0
to me [Guy] for secret service 2,000 0 0
to the Privy Purse 500 0 0
to Tho. Lloyd for the works at Kensington 500 0 0
to ditto for the works at Hampton Court 500 0 0
£48,051 16 4
[? Sept. 12.] William Jephson to Mr. Montague to lay before the King for his pleasure thereon the enclosed extract [missing] of a presentment from the Customs Commissioners concerning ships going for Ireland. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 97.
Sept. 12. Same to same. I have read to the Treasury Lords yours of the 10th inst., representing that the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland learn that Mr. Harbord has issued pieces of Eight at 5s. each and guineas at 1l. 4s. 0d. each, which the officers and soldiers [there] take as a hardship. On laying same before the King he declared that he will give no other order than what he has already given to Mr. Harbord till he hear further from him. Ibid.
Treasury reference to Thomas Hall of the petition of Bevis Lloyd, proposing a change in his sureties as Receiver [of Crown Revenues] for South Wales, viz. Chandois Lloyd of Monmouth, esq., and Robert Griffiths of Carmarthen, esq., as in place of John Evans and Samuel Hughes. Reference Book VI, p. 88.
Sept. 13. Money warrant for 1,500l. to the Duke of Grafton for half a year to June 24 last on his pension on the Excise. Money Book X, p. 91.
Treasury warrant to Robert Forder, farmer of the lands purchased and laid into the [King's palace and] park at Winchester, to pay to Stamford Wallace, Rector of St. Thomas's, Winchester, 10l. 12s. 4d. for tithes of the said lands for 1687 and 1688. Ibid, p. 96.
Same to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall to pay to George Treweeke 80l. for his services for one year to Michaelmas next as one of the supervisors of tin blowing houses in Cornwall and Devon : all by reason that the four supervisors (William Upcott, George Treweeke, Nathaniel Lugger and George Collins) had their grants of said office renewed 1685, May 20, and they have been paid thereon to Michaelmas last only, and by a Treasury instrument of the 6th inst. Francis Cole is appointed in the place of said Treweeke. Ibid, pp. 96-7.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 19,781l. 5s. 0d. to William Harbord for the service of Ireland. Disposition Book VIII, p. 39.
Same to same to issue 500l. to the Treasurer of the Navy to be by him paid over to the Commissioners for Sick and Wounded. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Shales. On Aug. 21 last you received 2,145l. 11s. 11d. from Nathaniell Molyneux, Receiver General of the Poll money for co. Lancs. He has further promised to pay you 854l. 8s. 1d. to make up 3,000l. You are to receive same and to take up your receipt for 2,145l. 11s. 11d. and to give a receipt for 3,000l. upon the back of the two bills of exchange dated Aug. 20 [last], which were assigned to you by Mr. Harbord, viz. for 1,000l. and 2,000l. respectively. By the Treasury Lords' order Molyneux has paid the rest of his [Poll receipts] money into the Exchequer : so this 3,000l. is all you are to expect from him. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 98.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to admit to entry, "as for fish taken by foreigners without payment of the duty created by the Act of Trade," the herrings and codfish arrived in the dogger Liberty of Maeslingsluijs, as by Engle Verson's petition, supra, p. 243. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 58.
Treasury fiat for royal letters patent to constitute Ralph Williamson as Comptroller of Newcastle port : during pleasure : being to wit the office he lately enjoyed. Ibid, p. 59.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to permit Edward Haistwell of London, merchant, to export to Holland or Flanders 308 ox and cow hides in the hair, which he bought in Ireland for export to Holland or Flanders, but was forced to bring to England by reason of the troubles in Ireland. Ibid, p. 61.
Sept. 13,
et postea.
Treasury reference to Bartholomew Fillingham et al. [Agents for Taxes] to examine the sufficiency of the sureties offered by Tho. D'Oyly for his office as Receiver of the 12d. Aid in co. Southampton : said sureties being William Kent of Winchester Street [London] and Tho. Joyner of Fresh Wharf, London. Reference Book VI, p. 89.
The like for Ralph Williamson as same for cos. Durham, Northumberland and Berwick-on-Tweed : sureties, Timo. Williamson and Henry Howard of Barbican [London]. Ibid.
The like for George Howell of the parish of St. Andrew, co. Glamorgan, as same for co. Glamorgan : sureties, Thomas Lewis of Llanishen and Reynold Deere of Wenvoe, esqrs. Ibid.
The like for Nathaniel Molineux as same for co. Lancs : sureties, William Francklin of Clare Market, Thomas Moseley of Billingsgate, Nath. Stringer of Billingsgate. Ibid.
The like, dated Sept. 17, for Edward Michell as same for co. Gloucester : sureties, Jonathan Castleman of Cubberley, Lionel Rich of Dowdeswell, John Carter of Charlton Abbots, co. Gloucester. Ibid.
The like for Charles Williams as same for co. Monmouth : sureties, himself, Nehemiah Williams of Newport, Francis Lewis of Magor, co. Monmouth. Ibid.
The like for John Phillips as same for cos. Cardigan, Carmarthen, Pembroke and Haverford West : sureties, himself, William Davies of Drysllwyn, co. Carmarthen, Edward Phillips of Picton, co. Pembroke, James Philips of Killymaenllwyd, co. Carmarthen. Ibid.
The like for Charles Goodwyn, Receiver General "of the present Aid and Poll" in co. Sussex as Receiver for the 12d. Aid : sureties, himself and Ambrose Isted of Edmonton, gent. Reference Book VI, p. 90.
The like for William Whitebread as same for co. Bedford : sureties, himself, Thomas Howard of Long Lane [London], John Wase of St. Mary Axe. Ibid.
The like for Samuel Foden as same for co. Stafford : sureties, William Vyse of Standon, esq., John Chetwynd of Mere, gent., Tho. Foden of Newcastleunder-Lyme, gent. Ibid.
The like for Thomas Mathews as same for co. Hereford : sureties, himself, Henry Mathews of Hereford, gent., Walter Hill and Mathew Hill of Weston, co. Hereford, gent. Ibid, p. 91.
Same for Morgan Whitley as same for cos. Chester, Flint, Montgomery, Denbigh, Merioneth, Carnarvon and Anglesea : sureties, himself, Samuell Lloyd of Plas Madoc, co. Denbigh, Edward Lloyd of Pentrehobin, co. Flint, Luke Lloyd, junr., of Bryn, co. Flint, Thomas Whitley of Aston, co. Flint, Thomas Evans of Northop, co. Flint, John Travars of co. Chester. Ibid.
The like, dated Sept. 20, for Ralph Williamson as same for co. York : sureties, himself, Timothy Williamson, merchant in Abchurch Lane, Henry Howard of Barbican, John Cleaver, grocer in St. Andrew's, Holborn, Peter Salmon of Whitechapel. Ibid.
The like for John Newsham as same for co. Warwick : sureties, himself, Charles Newsham of Chadshurst [Chadshunt], Thomas Newsham of Butlers Marston. Ibid.
The like for William Cawthorp and Chris. Randes as same for co. Lincoln : sureties, themselves, Thomas Randes of Aubor [Aubourn], co. Lincoln, Robert Clark of the Bayle of Lincoln. Ibid.
The like for Peter Beavis and John Ellwill as same for Devon and Exeter : sureties, themselves, Richard Beavis of Clist, co. Devon, Bartho. Anthony of Exeter, merchant. Ibid.
The like, dated Sept. 23, for Thomas Love as same for co. Suffolk : sureties, himself, Henry Copinger of Buxhall, John Keble of Stowmarket, John Cheyne of Comb, clerk. Ibid, p. 92.
The like for Antho. Isaackson as same for Newcastle-on-Tyne : sureties, himself, Arthur Shallett of London, merchant, Jo[h]n Isaackson of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Ibid.
The like for Nath. Rich as same for Essex : sureties, himself, Sir Robt. Rich of Rosehall, bart., Nath. Rich of Woodham Walter. Ibid.
The like for Leonard Robinson as same for London and Middlesex : sureties, himself, Sir Tho. Lane, kt. and alderman of London, John Wilcox, merchant tailor, of London, Richard Hutchinson of Bridgeward parish, London, Jo[h]n Gibbons of St. Giles, Cripplegate. Ibid.
The like, dated Sept. 24, for James St. John as Receiver for the 12d. Aid for co. Oxford : sureties, himself, Charles Barksdale of London, merchant, John Mills of London, distiller. Reference Book VI, p. 93.
The like for same as same for co. Northampton : sureties, himself, John Barksdale of London, merchant, Isaac Hawkins, grocer, London. Ibid.
The like for same as same for co. Cambridge and Isle of Ely : sureties, himself, Samuell Fowler of London, merchant, Joseph Grey, linen draper in Cornhill. Ibid.
The like for same as same for co. Bucks : sureties, himself and Francis St. John of Thorpe, esq. Ibid.
The like, dated Sept. 20, for same as same for co. Herts : sureties, himself, Benj. Williams of London, merchant, John Cutlove of London, linen draper. Ibid.
The like, dated Sept. 24, for Ephraim Sandford as same for co. Westmorland : sureties, himself and James Walker of Kendal, gent. Ibid.
The like for Noah Starling as same for co. Berks : sureties, himself, Thomas Brumpsted of Midgham, Samuel Watlington of Reading. Ibid, p. 95.
The like of Charles Duncombe as same for co. Surrey : sureties, himself and Thomas Browne, esq. Ibid.
The like of Joseph Cradock as same for cos. Leicester and Rutland : sureties, himself, Henry Hastings of Belgrave, co. Leicester, Tyrringham Stephens of Newark, near Leicester, Edmd. Cradock of Leicester, woollen draper. Ibid.
The like for Thomas Trueman as same for co. Notts : sureties, himself, Samuel Poole of Radbourne, co. Derby, John Spateman of Rodencoke, co. Derby, Robert Sherbrookes of Arnold, co. Notts, Phillip Sherwood of Carr Coulson [Car Colston], co. Notts, John Hawkins, alderman of Nottingham. Ibid.
The like for John Stanyer as same for co. Salop : sureties, himself, Francis Visct. Newport, James Downes of Basinghall Street, London, merchant. Ibid.
The like for Cha. Turner as same for Norfolk and Norwich : sureties, himself, Sir John Turner of King's Lynn, Jo[h]n Glover of Bearbinder Lane, London, merchant. Ibid.
The like, dated Sept. 27, for Cristo. Sandford as same for co. Somerset : sureties, himself, Col. Berkley, John Sandford of Ninhead [Minehead], near Taunton, esq. Ibid.
The like for John Child as same for Devizes in Wilts : sureties, himself, Hen. Rogers, Geo. Child, Tho. Child, Nat. Goding. Ibid.
The like for Jer. Taylor as same for co. Worcester : sureties, himself, Anthony Sambach of Snowshill, co. Gloucester, Edw. Rawlins of Stafford, co. Warwick, William Martin [of] Evesham, co. Worcester. Ibid.
The like for Edw. Jolly as Receiver for the 12d. Aid for co. Huntingdon : sureties, himself, William Daws, merchant, James Fraside, merchant, Edwd. Audley, draper, all of Huntingdon. Reference Book VI, p. 95.
The like for Jno. Darbie as same for co. Dorset : sureties, himself, Sam. Clutterbuck, Tho. Ward, Rich. Andrew, John Billers, citizens of London. Ibid.
The like, undated, for Isa. Willison as same for co. Cumberland : sureties, himself ... Ibid.
The like for Rich. Treagear as same for co. Cornwall : sureties, himself, Phill. Jeffery, Tho. Bawden of Launceston, gent. Ibid.
The like, dated Oct. 8, for Samuel Bradshaw as same for co. Derby : sureties, himself, Robert Ferne of Bonsall, Anthony Bradshaw of Holbrook, Henry Ferne of Westminster, gent. Ibid, p. 98.
The like, dated Oct. 17, for Tho. Allen and Mr. Brawn (Brawne) as same for co. Somerset : sureties, Thomas Allen of Bruton, John Mogg of Castle Cary, John Allen of Midsomer Norton, John Allen, his son, Charles Brawne of Redlynch, Edward Cheeke of Bruton, gent. Ibid, p. 101.
The like, dated Nov. 7, for Edward Price as same for cos. Radnor and Brecon : sureties, himself, Rice Price of Kilmery, John Phillips of Builth, Tho. Phillips of Builth, Charles Powell of Castle Madoc. Ibid, p. 106.
Treasury letters patent constituting Christopher Carleton as collector and receiver of the ports and districts of Belfast and Carrickfergus for Customs, Excise, beer licences, Hearthmoney, Quit and Crown rents, chief rents and other rents and revenues whatsoever, certain or casual, payable to the King : with power (with the advice and consent of the surveyor of the district) to appoint tidewaiters, gaugers and other under officers.
Appending : instructions to said Carleton : (1) Levy revenue according to the Statutes. (2) If any goods have been imported to any considerable quantity since the Duke of Schomberg's landing demand duty for same. (3) Appoint, as above, tidewaiters at 1s. 6d. per day or night when on duty. (4) "And because by reason of the present poverty of the country ready money may not at all times be had," you may allow the merchants three months to pay half the duty on wine, brandy and tobacco, they depositing sufficient of said goods to secure same. (5) "In regard of the present condition of the county you are not to begin to collect the duty of Inland Excise till Michaelmas next." The surveyor is to act as a gauger and you and he are to appoint other gaugers at 35s. per an. out of such as have been formerly employed and are Protestants, giving preference to those that stayed in the country and acted for their Majesties' interest. (6) You are not to demand any Quit or Crown rents or Hearthmoney till further order from us, the Treasury Lords. (7) Collect all arrears except of the abovesaid branches of revenue and enquire diligently of any moneys in the hands of former collectors and cause them to pay same in, and seize and secure all books, bonds and other writings relating to the revenue ; also weights, scales and other utensils. (8) Take care that every officer do take the oaths of allegiance and supremacy and the oath of trust and do give bond for their trust. (9) You are to correspond with Mr. William Smith and to return to him monthly abstracts of your receipts, payments, cash etc., "we having appointed the said William Smith for that service and to reside at Belfast ; in order that the Vice-Treasurer or Receiver General may have an account of the same to draw it out of your hands ; whose receipt shall be your discharge for so much money."
The like Commissions (dated? Sept. 13 or Sept. 20) to Warham Jemmett as collector of the ports and districts of Londonderry and Coleraine.
William Dobbins as same for same of Donaghadee and Strangford.
William Newsted as same for same of Dundalk and Carlingford.
Charles Monk as same for same of Sligo and Killybegs.
Bernard Birne as same for same of Lisburn, with Lurgan and Portadown.
Hugh Bowen as same for same of Armagh, Cavan and Enniskillen.
John Latham as same for same of Strabane.
Nicholas Westby as same for same of Foxford and Ballinrobe (remov[ed] to Lisburn).
Francis Allen as same for same of Donaghadee and to account to Strangford.
The like, dated Nov. 1, to Nicholas Westby as same for the districts of Lisburn with Lurgan and Portadown instead of the abovesaid Birne.
Richard Phillips as same of the districts of Foxford and Ballinrobe.
The like, dated 1689-90, Jan. 30, to Nicholas Westby as same for Armagh, Cavan and Enniskillen.
Charles Monck as same for Lisburn with Lurgan and Portadown loco said Westby, removed as above.
Out Letters (Ireland) VI, pp. 1, 4, 8.
Sept. 14. The Treasury Lords to the Commissioners for the 12d. Aid for the city of Lincoln and the county of the said city. Being very sensible of the great loss their Majesties have sustained by the partial execution of the Poll Act, we earnestly recommend you to diligently attend the service of the present Aid. After your first meeting take special care to appoint conscientious persons to be assessors and before you admit them administer to them the oath as in the Act and do not admit in any place the same persons to be both assessors and sub-collectors. (The like letter to the several counties, cities and places in England and Wales detailed as in the Act for said Aid.) Out Letters (General) XII, pp. 94-6.
William Jephson to Capt. Shales. By this post Mr. Harriot will send [to you] bills on Mr. Anderton for 3,000l. The Treasury Lords have sent you this money to the end that (according to the King's express commands to you) you forthwith go away with your teams into Ireland without any delay or pretence of business to tarry here any longer. As to any other debts which you may have contracted on the King's account over and above this 3,000l. my Lords will take care to discharge these creditors as soon as the accounts be stated and adjusted by the Comptrollers. Ibid, p. 98.
William Jephson to Col. Trelawney at Chester, enclosing copy of the above. Please intimate as above to the said creditors. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 98.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send from London to Dover a small portmantle with clothes and a little bundle of painted things brought over for Lord Montagu's house. Ibid, p. 99.
[?] The Treasury Lords to the Lords Commissioners for Inspecting the Army, to examine the enclosed petition of Lieut.-Col. John Vaughan, who prays payment of 300l. by him disbursed for quarters of soldiers in December last "pursuant to an order made by the Lords then sitting in Whitehall." Ibid.
Sept. 14. Same to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order, prefixed, of the King in Council, dated Hampton Court, Sept. 9 inst., for delivery to Robert le Plastier (Pastier) some alamodes, lute strings [lustrings] and paper which were seized at Dover. Plastier is to first pay the usual Customs. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 60.
Royal constitution and appointment of Chidley Brook as Collector and Receiver of New York and its dependencies in America, to levy and collect all duties, dues and revenues there, with the salary of 200l. per an., payable out of the revenue of New York as from June 24 last : all as amply as Lucas Sanson [Santen], gent., Mathew Plowman, gent., or any other predecessor therein.
Followed by : instructions to the said Brook : being identical with those in Plowman's case, supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VIII, pp. 1577-8, 1663-4, save that Article (7) is altered to the following : "Whereas we are informed that some of the Colonies adjoining to our Province of New York under colour of grants or upon some other groundless pretences endeavour to obstruct the trade of New York and Albany, you are not to suffer any innovation within the river of New York nor any goods to pass up the same but what shall have paid the duties at New York, the same being agreeable to the laws of our said Province and to former practice" as well as necessary for the collecting those Customs.
Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 315-9.