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December 1689, 16-31

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'Entry Book: December 1689, 16-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9: 1689-1692 (1931), pp. 333-350. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=104789 Date accessed: 16 September 2014.


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December 1689, 16-31

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Dec. 16. Treasury warrant to the Auditor for Wales and to the Receivers of the Crown Revenues in Wales for the payment to Sir Jo. Trenchard, kt., a Serjeant at Law, of 115l. for half a year to Lady day last on his fees of 100l. per an. as Chief Justice of Chester, of 100l. per an. as same of Montgomery and Denbigh and of 30l. per an. for diet money.
And similarly for 40l. to Littleton Powys for same half year as Second Judge of Montgomery and Flint on his fee of 50l. per an. [for salary] and of 30l. per an. for riding charges.
Money Book X, p. 147.
Same dormant to same for the ancient fee of 50l. per an. each [for salary] and 30l. per an. each for diet money and additional salary of 100l. per an. each to Sir William Wogan, kt., as Chief Justice of cos. Pembroke, Carmarthen and Cardigan, and Marmaduke Gibbs, esq., as Second Judge of same.
The like for Serjeant William Pawlett and Edward Smith as respectively Chief and Second Justices of Brecon, Radnor and Glamorgan.
The like for Thomas Burton and Jo. Hook as respectively same of cos. Carnarvon, Anglesea and Merioneth.
Ibid.
Money warrant for 287l. 18s. 5½d. to William Blathwayt, one of the Clerks of the Privy Council attending the Committee for Trade and Plantations ; for last Sept. 29 quarter for said Committee. (Money order dated Dec. 17 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 148. Order Book III, p. 44.
Same for 62l. 10s. 0d. each to Sir John Nicholas and William Blathwayte for same quarter's salary as Clerks of the Privy Council. Money Book X, p. 149.
Treasury warrant to Tho. Fox, Customs Cashier, to pay the East India Company 22,500l. upon nine tallies dated Nov. 13 last (being respectively for 5,000l., 4,000l., 3,500l., 3,000l., 2,500l., 1,500l., 1,000l., 1,000l., 1,000l.) from time to time out of the Customs of East India goods imported by said Company from Aug. 31 last, together with 6 per cent interest thereon from that date and with allowance of six and six months as by their charter : all for 500 tons of brown saltpetre delivered into the stores Aug. 30 last. Ibid, pp. 150, 156.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners for an account of all moneys taken up from any Customs collectors for the King's service from the time of his landing in the West until his arrival in London. (The like letter severally to Mr. Lilly for the Post Office moneys and to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney for those moneys.) Out Letters (General) XII, p. 144.
Same to the Commissioners for Prizes for an account what quantity of brandy has been taken as prize and is now in the hands of the officers of the Prizes "or otherwise brought into this kingdom, not disposed of" ; for the Treasury Lords to lay same before the King pursuant to his pleasure. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners for Tin Farthings, enclosing bills [missing] of parcels of tin bought in Cornwall by Henry Gregor and consigned to you for the King's use. Ibid, p. 145.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, Dec. 12 inst., that lead be not transported into foreign parts out of the islands of Jersey and Guernsey. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 92.
Same to same to similarly observe a like order of Dec. 12 inst. for good city security to be taken from all vessels laden with lead and brimstone outward bound "and all other vessels," said order being made upon a report of the 9th inst. from the Customs Commissioners on the order of reference, ut supra, p. 320, said report enclosing an account [missing] from Mr. Tirrell, deputy collector outwards [London port] (whose business it is to take securities), of the present practice in taking those bonds : the business being altogether discretionary, and as it is impossible to foresee the conditions that may raise a suspicion that such goods may be intended for the supply of the King's enemies, the said Commissioners therein advise that the collector outwards be authorised to admit all such to pass [export goods] who can give good city security, "so where the freighter is so inconsiderable as to have no other security but his own and the [ship's] master's that then he may be stopped from his intended voyage." Ibid.
Fiat for royal letters patent to Mathew Appleyard, esq., as one of the Customers of Hull port, being to wit the office he already had. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 93.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Harrison for renewal of his grant of office as Comptroller of Ipswich port. Reference Book VI, p. 112.
Same to same of the petition of Francis Roberts, gent., for payment of one year to 1684, Christmas, on his 52l. per an. as a King's waiter, London port. Ibid.
Same to the Solicitor General of the petition of Arthur, Earl of Torrington, on a reference dated June 4 last from the King to the Treasury Lords, petitioner praying for a grant of the Crown's moiety interest in the concealed lands etc. granted by James II to Isaac Marriott [see supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VIII, pp. 879-83], the said grant being for a moiety of said lands to said Marriott at a rent of 5l. per an. for every 100l. per an., and reserving the other moiety to the Crown. Ibid.
William Jephson to Mr. Smith [Comptroller etc. of the Revenue, Ireland], enclosing an order of the King in Council of the 12th inst. for prolonging to Feb. 1 next the time for Customs free transport of goods into Ireland. Send notice hereof to the several Irish ports under the King's obedience. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 12.
[?] Blank for a money warrant for 22,500l. to the East India Company for saltpetre, see supra, pp. 334, 275-6. Money Book X, p. 150.
Dec. 17. Treasury dormant warrant to the Auditor and to the Receivers of Crown Revenues for Wales for payment of the various annuities (amounting in all to 2,306l. 13s. 4d.) to Charles, Earl of Macclesfield, as by the privy seal of this day's date, supra, pp. 330-1. Ibid, p. 149.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the 420l. lent or agreed to be lent into the Exchequer by Robert Chaplin of London, merchant : viz. 62l. 10s. 0d. each to Sir John Nicholas and William Blathwayte for salary and 287l. 18s. 5½d. to the latter for the Committee for Trade and Plantations. Disposition Book VIII, p. 63.
Same to same to issue 2,000l. to the Earl of Bellomont, the Queen's Treasurer : out of any disposable moneys in the Exchequer. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to satisfy by seven weekly instalments of 1,000l. each from Jan. 1 next the tallies for 7,000l. struck on the Excise for the Earl of Montagu, ut supra, pp. 332-3. Ibid, p. 64.
Same to Sir Henry Ashurst and partners. The Treasury Lords have received the King's pleasure on your late offer. They desire you without fail to lend 25,000l. into the Exchequer tomorrow morning on the credit of the 12d. Aid, which will be forthwith transferred to the [credit or loan Register of the] 2s. Aid. For so much as you shall lend in this manner my Lords will not call upon you to lend upon the impositions [appropriated as by the Act of 1 Wm. and Mary, c. 28] pursuant to your late contract, "that is to say, you shall stand obliged to lend so much less upon the sum, which was not to exceed 100,000l., specified in that contract." Out Letters (General) XII, p. 144.
William Jephson to Mr. Fryth for an account forthwith of all the moneys you have received for provisions for the Army in Ireland or for any other use, as also of what bills you have drawn upon Mr. Herriott or any other person. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 145.
Same to Mr. Williamson. I have read to the Treasury Lords yours received yesterday from Darlington. You are to comply with the payments ordered in mine of the 13th inst., supra, p. 333, if possibly you can. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to give Richard Rickards of London, merchant, one year's time to pay his debt to the King. Ibid, p. 147.
Treasury reference to Mr. Fillingham et al. [Agents for Taxes] of the petition of Sir John Hewly, Receiver General for co. Yorks etc. of the 'present' Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] and of the Poll, praying an allowance for his extraordinary charges therein. Reference Book VI, p. 112.
Same to said Agents for Taxes of the petition of John Newsham, esq., for allowance of 30l. overpaid on his account as a Receiver of the Six Months' ['present'] Aid and also for an allowance for his extraordinary charges therein. Ibid.
Dec. 18. William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Jephson] 420l. for secret service out of the 500l. lent into the Exchequer by the Speaker of the House of Commons. Disposition Book VIII, p. 64.
Same to the Earl of Bellomont for a certificate of the several sums you have received for the Queen's use up to the present time. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 145.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Pye as solicitor to take care of coast bonds loco George Robinson. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 93.
Same to same for the officers at Chester to deliver, Customs free, to Elizabeth Richardson the six pieces of serge sent to her by her husband with much difficulty from Dublin for relief of herself and five children, forced to fly from Ireland in distress for religion : all in virtue of her distress. Ibid.
Same to same to deliver, Customs free, the several parcels or remnants of woollen manufactures now in the King's warehouse in Liverpool port, belonging to some poor Protestants, fled from Ireland for refuge into England : in virtue etc., ut supra. Ibid.
Dec. 19. Royal warrant to the Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster General of the Forces, to pay to the following, viz. Corville, Vrignis, Devese, Vasselot de Regnier, Maily le Cadet, Serieres, Monpinson, Riccard, being French pensioners and gentlemen who have served in the Horse, an additional 3d. a day each to make up their pension 18d. a day each as from July 1 last : all by reason that there has always been a distinction of 3d. a day in the pension or allowance given to gentlemen who have served in the Horse more than those that have served in the Foot, and there is no such distinction in the establishment of pensions of Sept. 17 last, supra, pp. 254-5 : which matter is hereby to be rectified. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 319.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Col. Thomas Hill, Lieut. Govr. of the Leeward Islands, as imprest in part of the arrears due to him and other the officers and soldiers of the two Foot Companies in said Islands, to be thus apportioned, viz. two years' arrears to said Hill as Captain of one of the said Companies and the remainder for clothes and other necessaries for said soldiers and for their present subsistence. (Money order dated Dec. 19 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 151. Order Book III, p. 45.
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. 64.
l.
to William Harbord to be paid to Monsieur Overkirke for buying horses 2,200
to ditto, to be returned [forwarded by bill of exchange] to Monsieur Schulenburg for the King's tents 3,000
to ditto, to be sent to Ireland 30,000
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers 10,000
£45,200
Same to same to similarly issue 1,000l. to Col. Hill ; and 200l. to me [Jephson] for secret service. Ibid.
Same to same. The following sums will be lent into the Exchequer on the credit of the 12d. Aid, viz. 600l. by Justice Dolbin ; 100l. by Richard Marriot ; 150l. by Cassandra Harrison and 100l. by Whitfeild Hater, making 250l. ; 2,000l. by Lancelot Burton and 23,000l. by Whitfeild Hater, making 25,000l. Out of these four respective totals you are to issue as follows, viz. 250l. to Justice Dolbin on his fee ; 80l. to Mr. Bertie on his fee ; 211l. 8s. 0d. to me, Jephson, for secret service ; 25,000l. to Visct. Newport for the Royal Household. Ibid, p. 65.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to forthwith satisfy Charles Duncombe's tallies of 20,000l. on the Excise. Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of the 5,000l. lent or agreed to be lent into the Exchequer by John Bellamy, scrivener) 2,000l. to Tho. Lloyd, Paymaster of the Works, to be by him paid over to Capt. Mich[ae]ll Studholme in part of what is due to him for making the Gravel Road in Hyde Park. Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wrenn and Mr. Talman to report on the enclosed account [missing] of Capt. Studholme. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 144.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to open and deliver at the Earl of Portland's lodgings in Whitehall some goods come from Rotterdam for him in the ship Dankbarheyt, Lenard Willemse master ; being a barrel of books (114 in number, great and small) and some linen etc.
Appending : note, signed F. Sonniers [to W. Jephson], requesting delivery as above for said Earl.
Ibid, p. 145.
William Jephson to Mr. Colinge. I have read to the Treasury Lords the extracts from the letters of Mr. Robinson and Mr. Homrigh, which you sent the 16th inst. by order of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland. If the said Committee will direct Mr. Robinson to draw bills on Mr. Herriott for the 546l. 17s. 6d. which he has promised to pay to several merchants for wheat, oats, oatmeal and deals, my Lords will enable Mr. Herriot to meet same. Without an estimate, my Lords cannot tell what credit to give to Mr. Robinson for the wheat and oats which he expects from Wales. My Lords have already sent for an account of what money Mr. Frith has received. They will give Mr. Harbord directions on Mr. Van Homrigh's letter as soon as he [Harbord] arrives here. Please represent all this to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 146.
Same to same to lay before the King in Council the enclosed list [missing] of what merchant ships in the outports are outward bound, with the number of men already on board and of men they need further for their voyages. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the Customs Commissioners to employ Richard Forgye (an extraordinary tidesman, London port) as a tidesman in fee ibid. loco Walter Dyke, lately deceased.
John Stone (the like) as the like loco John Foach, dismissed.
Alexander Abbott (the like) as the like loco Joel Burford, preferred to be tidesurveyor ibid.
William Fell as watchman ibid. loco Edward Hamond, lately deceased.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 94.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Thomas Trueman, Receiver of the 'present' Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] and the Poll in co. Notts ; praying allowance of 70l. 10s. 0d. for his extraordinary charges therein. Reference Book VI, p. 112.
Dec. 20. Royal warrant dormant to William Harbord, Paymaster of the Forces employed for the reducing of Ireland, to pay as follows out of the reserved 6d. moiety of the 12d. per £ deduction from the pay of said Forces : viz. : 2,000l. per an. to William Jephson for secret service, clear of all charges and abatements, to be payable by 500l. a quarter as from June 24 last ; the first payment to be for the quarter ended Sept. 29 last. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 306.
A like royal warrant for 800l. per an. to same for same. Ibid.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to reserve in the Exchequer for further directions the 2,500l. which is to be this day lent in there in the name of Robert Woodnott on the credit of the 12d. Aid. Disposition Book VIII, p. 66.
Same to same (out of the 1,000l. lent or agreed to be lent into the Exchequer by the Marquess of Halifax, Lord Privy Seal, on credit of the 12d. Aid) to reserve 736l. for the Treasury Lords' particular direction. Ibid.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the 1,000l. lent into the Exchequer by John Smith on credit of the 12d. Aid : viz. : 152l. 8s. 0d. each to Charles Montague and Richard Colinge for half a year to Michaelmas last as Clerks of the Council ; 114l. to Benj. Colinge and Nathaniell Cox for their salary to June 24 last as Keepers of the Council Chamber. Disposition Book VIII, p. 66.
Same to same to issue (out of any unappropriated money in the Exchequer) 362l. 10s. 0d. to the Duke of Southampton to be paid over to Lord Fitzharding. Ibid, p. 67.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to pass, Customs free, for export to Scotland the 130 long Western cloths, buttons, 106 dozen stockings, 146 Grenadeers' caps and 20 dozen hats for clothing the officers and soldiers of Col. Lauder's Regiment now in Scotland. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 146.
Same to same to deliver at Lady Windham's lodgings, on payment of Customs, some striped muslins for window curtains, flowered silks for hanging a closet, chocolate cups, 21 small pictures upon India paper ; sent from Rotterdam by Peter van Dergraue by the ship Loyal Joseph, Charles Lovesetto master. Ibid, p. 147.
Same to same to forthwith send to Richard Colinge, the Clerk of the Council in waiting, a list of such ships as are laden with lead. Ibid.
Treasury order to same to observe an order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, Dec. 19, not to permit any ships whatsoever, laden with lead, to depart on their voyages without special licence from the King. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 94.
Treasury reference to the Attorney General of the petition of Sir John Elwes for a grant of 14 houses in Queen Street, London, forfeited to the Crown by being disposed to superstitious uses, the ground rent of which, 160l. per an., is now due to the King. Reference Book VI, p. 113.
Dec. 21. Money warrant for 70l. to Thomas Trueman for extraordinary charges in three journeys for bringing to London his receipts of the Six Months' Assessment [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] and the Poll for co. Notts. (Money order dated Dec. 23 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 151. Order Book III, p. 46.
Same for 62l. 10s. 0d. each to Richard Colinge and Charles Montague for last Sept. 29 quarter's salaries as Clerks of the Privy Council. Money Book X, p. 152.
Same for 362l. 10s. 0d. to Charles, Duke of Southampton, in further part of 1685, Lady day quarter, on his pension of 3,000l. : 50l. being already paid on said quarter. Ibid.
Same for 414l. 9s. 1d. to William Duncombe, esq., for a bill of extras May 23 last to Aug. 23 last as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Sweden. (Money order dated Dec. 24 hereon.)
Appending : said bill, as allowed this day by the Earl of Nottingham, Secretary of State, "except the last article for a quarter's salary to his Majesty's chaplain : the second article for fees paid in the Exchequer I leave" to the consideration of the Treasury Lords.
Ibid, p. 153. Order Book III, p. 46.
l. s. d.
for a warrant and privy seal [for my ordinary] 24 10 8
Exchequer fees on 950l. 23 3 0
carriage of my goods on board, searcher's fees, wharfage, warehouse hire, lighterage, a smack and barge to convey myself and servants and some goods on board. 26 11 7
charges at Elsinore to the drums and boat hire 1 16 8
present to the captain of the Swan frigate, his officers and seamen 41 18 6
passage by land from Elsinore to Stockholm, being 384 miles 34 7 6
charges of bringing my goods ashore at Stockholm 4 0 10
freight and charges for transporting my goods and servants from London to Stockholm 189 8 0
given the seamen 2 16 2
given the King's drums and fifes after my private audience 4 13 4
mourning for myself and family for Queen Christine 40 10 0
postage at Stockholm 4 9 10
given to a messenger sent to Count Oxenstiern in the country and for transcribing a Treaty of Commerce 1 0 0
stationery ware brought with me from England 15 3 0
a quarter's salary for their [English] Majesties' chaplain here 12 10 0
£426 19 1
Money warrant for 455l. to Sir William Dutton Colt, kt., for a quarter's ordinary to Nov. 26 last as Envoy Extraordinary to the Princes of Brunswick and Lüneburg ; his first quarter to Aug. 27 last having been paid him by advance. (Money order dated Dec. 30 hereon.)
Appending : certificate by Secretary the Earl of Nottingham that said Colt departed out of the King's presence on his said embassy May 28 last.
Money Book X, p. 154. Order Book III, p. 55.
William Jephson to Mr. Russell [Treasurer of the Navy] to apply as follows the 15,000l. which was yesterday [sic : the usual weekly letter of disposition for Dec. 21 is missing] ordered for the service of the Navy : viz. 10,000l. for the Victuallers (whereof they are to pay 2,969l. 2s. 0d. to Mr. Gore for the pipe staves) ; 5,000l. for the hemp merchants. Disposition Book VIII, p. 68.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to apply as follows the 6,600l. directed yesterday [sic, ut supra] to be issued to you : and the 12,882l. 2s. 6d. directed to be this day [sic, ut supra] similarly issued to you : viz. 2,882l. 2s. 6d. for subsistence [of the Forces] ; 10,000l. for the Dutch Troops ; 5,846l. 2s. 5½d. to pay the remainder of the money due to Oct. 31 last to the Forces in Holland. Ibid.
William Jephson to Mr. Herriot to apply as follows 14,778l. 17s. 0d. out of the 15,359l. 2s. 0d. ordered yesterday [sic, ut supra] for the service of the Forces in Ireland : viz. : Disposition Book VIII, p. 69.
l. s. d.
to [for] pay to Capt. Cambell 100 0 0
to James Knight, ex[ecutor of] Geo. Beck 51 17 0
to Sieur de Rousheu for the use of the Duke of Würtemberg 500 0 0
upon account for subsistence for a Company of Danish Foot at Chester 200 0 0
to Mr. Fotherby to be paid to the Duke of Würtemberg for recruits of Horse in Scotland 510 0 0
for the Danish Troops in general 12,000 0 0
to the four Censors of the College of Physicians for drugs for Ireland 1,417 0 0
The Treasury Lords to Edwyn Stede, esq., Receiver of the Casual Revenue in Barbados. Upon the balance of your account, declared 1687, Nov. 3, there remains 2,509l. 7s. 9¼d. due to the Crown, of which no more than 1,100l. has been answered by you, notwithstanding the late Treasury Lords' letter of 1687, Nov. 24. You are forthwith to remit the balance of 1,409l. 7s. 9¼d. to William Jephson for the King by good bills of exchange at the best rate procurable, along with any other moneys of the casual revenue in your hands. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 148. Out Letters (Plantations General), p. 323.
William Jephson to Mr. Williamson concerning the payments to Mr. Fotherby for the Danish Forces, ut supra, pp. 75-6. In reply to yours of the 18th inst. from York, just to hand, I am to tell you that the 1,600l. which you first paid for the Danish Forces is not intended to be any part of the 4,000l. or 5,000l. ordered by my several letters, but that sum is to be paid over and above the [said total of] 9,000l., thus making 10,600l. in all. And if you can pay Mr. Fotherby for the said Forces, or get him credit for any further sum not exceeding 10,000l. it will be a very acceptable service to the Treasury Lords. They will take particular care that Mr. Herriot be enabled to comply with your bills for same. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 148.
[Treasury order for the execution of] a warrant dated Dec. 16 from the Earl of Dorset, Lord Chamberlain, to Sir Gilbert Talbot, Master of the Jewel House, for the delivery to Mary Dowle, strewer of herbs to his Majesty in ordinary, of a badge of gilt plate with the Rose and Crown and the letters W. R. as formerly. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, p. 121.
Dec. 23. Money order for 125l. to Sir John Trenchard for 1689, Michaelmas term's salary as Chief Justice of Chester. Order Book III, p. 46.
William Jephson to the Excise Commissioners to pay 7,500l. to the Princess of Denmark in full of last Sept. 29 quarter's pension. Disposition Book VIII, p. 68.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of any unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer : viz. : Ibid, pp. 67-8.
l. s. d.
to the Queen 13,500 0 0
to the Queen Dowager 1,500 0 0
to the Commissioners of the Great Seal 1,125 0 0
to the English Judges (except Sir William Dolbin) 2,750 0 0
to the Welsh Judges 175 0 0
to the Masters in Chancery 275 0 0
to Baron Bradbury 74 3 4
to Mr. White for hay for the deer in New Park 420 0 0
to the Poet Laureat for half a year at Michaelmas 150 0 0
to Sir William Killegrew, due at Michaelmas 125 0 0
to the Paymaster of the Works for [the works at] Kensington 500 0 0
to ditto for ditto at Hampton Court 500 0 0
to ditto for the ordinary [of the Works] 1,500 0 0
to ditto for Mr. Franklyn for the way in Hyde Park 200 0 0
[ambassadorial] extraordinaries for Sir William Colt 202 6 6
ditto for Mr. Duncombe 414 9 1
ditto for Mr. Molesworth 290 3 2
to me [Jephson] for secret service 7,825 0 0
to the Gentlemen and Grooms of the Bedchamber 8,745 4 0
to Monsieur Overkirke for the Stables 2,000 0 0
to the Gentlemen Pensioners, a quarter due at Michaelmas 1,500 0 0
to Mr. Bray, a quarter due to same date 10 0 0
to the Master of the Harriers for half a year to same date 250 0 0
to the Earl of Portland for the gardens at Hampton Court by way of advance 3,000 0 0
to ditto for the Privy Purse 500 0 0
to the Cofferer of the Household for the Lord Almoner 110 8 0
to the Treasurer of the Chamber for ditto 125 0 0
to be reserved for a particular service by the King's command 6,000 0 0
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces 12,128 4 11½
£65,894 19
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to reserve (out of any disposable money in the Exchequer) 7,500l. which is intended to be issued to the Treasurer of the Chamber for a quarter, when the Treasury Lords shall order it. Disposition Book VIII, p. 69.
Same to same to issue 70l. to Mr. Trueman, Receiver [of Assessments] for co. Notts. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to seal up Mris. Bernard's goods at her lodgings at the Black Griffin in King Street, near Guildhall, in order to their transport to Jamaica. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 149.
Same to Mr. Blackwell, Consul at Leghorn, in pursuance of the Order in Council of the 19th inst. to advance up to 200l. to persons to be appointed by the Admiralty Lords to buy brimstone for their Majesties' use. Draw bills for same on Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance. (The like letter to Mr. Chamberlaine, Consul at Sicily, and to Sir George Davis, Consul at Naples.) Ibid.
Treasury reference to Auditor Phillips of the petition of Sir John Banks, shewing that he purchased from the Trustees for Sale of Fee Farms 60l. per an. in bad and Pipe [Roll] rents which he cannot [get in or] receive, he not having that power which the sheriffs had ; and that if same were surrendered to the King they would annually prove good : therefore prays for a reprise for same on such surrender. Reference Book VI, p. 113.
Dec. 24. Money warrant for 10l. to Lodowick Bray for last Michaelmas quarter on his pension. Money Book X, p. 154.
Same for 1,125l. to the Commissioners of the Great Seal (Sir John Maynard, Sir Anthony Keck and Sir William Rawlinson) for same quarter on their annuity or pension. (Money order dated Dec. 24 hereon.) Ibid, p. 154. Order Book III, p. 47.
Same for 1,500l. to William Smith, Receiver and Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners, for same quarter's allowance to said Band. (Money order dated Dec. 24 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 155. Order Book III, p. 57.
Same for 250l. to Christopher Tancred for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his fee as Master of the Harriers. Money Book X, p. 157.
Same for 125l. to Sir William Killegrew for last Sept. 29 quarter on his pension. Ibid.
Same for 1,500l. to the Queen Dowager of England for same quarter on her annuity. Ibid.
Same for 150l. to Thomas Shadwell for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his annuity as Poet Laureat and Historiographer Royal. Ibid, p. 158.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of the 7,500l. ordered yesterday to be reserved for the Treasurer of the Chamber, ut supra, p. 342) 1,482l. 10s. 0d. to Sir Rowland Gwyn for the Officers and Yeomen of the Guard for last June 24 quarter. Disposition Book VIII, p. 70.
Same to the Treasurer of the Chamber to apply the above 1,482l. 10s. 0d. as follows, viz. 1,387l. 10s. 0d. for said pay of eight officers and 100 Yeomen of the Guard ; 45l. to 12 pensionary yeomen at 3l. 15s. 0d. each ; 50l. for a quarter to eight yeomen ushers, six yeomen hangers, two yeomen that attend his Majesty's bed ; two yeomen that attend the Robes and two rich coat keepers. Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox [Customs Cashier] to pay into the Exchequer next week 1,000l. distinct from the rest of the Customs money, and to continue same weekly until 10,000l. be so paid. Insert this in your weekly certificates as for secret service ; as it is intended to be issued to me for that service. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said money to me [Jephson] as it is paid in as above.) Ibid, p. 71.
William Jephson to Mr. Noell for the best estimate or calculation that you can make of the number of ale houses and coffee houses in England and Wales. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 149.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh, enclosing papers [missing] concerning Lieut. Col. Vaughan. Examine this matter with Mr. Blathwayte and pay what you find is really due and see the quarters discharged. Ibid.
Same to the officers of the Works. In your memorial of the 20th inst. you desire direction whether to apply the money, which is issued for the ordinary of the Works, to payments in course upon the books in your Office or upon the account which has accrued since the accession. The Treasury Lords will not determine that money to be applied to any other use than to discharge what is incurred since 1688, Christmas. They do not intend to postpone the moneys due before that time, but will move the King therein. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. It is the King's pleasure (on your memorial of yesterday concerning the ships laden with lead) that you permit all these ships, which have so stowed their lead that they cannot remove it without great damage to the rest of their lading, to proceed on their voyages for the Straits, Cadiz and Turkey, notwithstanding the former directions to the contrary. But particular care is to be taken that none of the ships bound for Portugal with lead on board do depart till the lead is taken out. Ibid, p. 150.
Same to the Attorney General to give warrant to the Clerk of the Petty Bag for a commission to John Watson, Peter Stepkins, George Dawes, Tho. Benson, Richard Kinnersley, Tho. Wynne, Daniel Watson and Samuel Wildgoose for enquiry in cos. Lancaster, York and Derby as to estates etc. conveyed to superstitious uses, ut supra, pp. 328-9. Ibid, p. 151.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, Dec. 21, for bond to be taken of all ships not fully laden which are bound for Spain and Portugal, that they shall not trade from port to port, but will return into England by April 1 next, wind and weather permitting. Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 95.
Dec. 26. Money warrant for 750l. to Thomas, Marquess of Carmarthen, Lord President of the Council, for half a year to Christmas last [instant] on his allowance of 1,000l. per an. in lieu of diet and of 500l. as royal bounty. (Money order dated Dec. 27 hereon.) Money Book X, p. 155. Order Book III, p. 46.
Same for 736l. to George, Marquess of Halifax, Keeper of the Privy Seal, for same period on his allowance of 4l. a day in lieu of the ancient diet of 16 dishes of meat. (Money order dated Dec. 27 hereon.) Money Book X, pp. 155-6. Order Book III, p. 47.
William Jephson to Mr. Colinge. Please lay before the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland the enclosed account [missing] of money received by Mr. Fryth for supplying provisions for the Forces in Ireland. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 151.
Dec. 27. Royal warrant for 12,000l. to William Perkins, esq., in full satisfaction for a large Hart [heart] diamond sold by him to the Queen Consort : together with 6 per cent interest from Oct. 10 last. (Money warrant dated Dec. 31 hereon.) (Money order dated 1689-90, Jan. 2, hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 306. Money Book X, p. 160. Order Book III, p. 48.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to authorise the Treasury Lords to issue commissions to so many persons as they think fit to be Receivers General in the various counties and places for the 2s. Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, Sess. 2, c. 1]. King's Warrant Book XIV, p. 307.
Same to same for a same to authorise the Treasury Lords to take in at the Exchequer any sum or sums on loan on the credit of the abovesaid 2s. Aid at 7 per cent interest, payable quarterly : the loans to be registered and repaid in course etc. as by the Act for said Aid. Ibid, pp. 307-8.
Royal sign manual for 25,000l. to William Jephson for secret service : without account. (Money warrant dated Dec. 30 hereon.) (Money order dated Dec. 31 hereon : together with a later marginal order dated 1689-90, Mar. 19, for the execution of the unsatisfied remainder thereof.) Ibid, p. 308. Money Book X, p. 158. Order Book III, p. 47.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 400,000l. to Edward Russell, esq., the Treasurer of the Navy ; to be applied and appropriated as follows, viz. 200,000l. for speedy payment of seamen in the Navy Royal, 100,000l. for victuals and 100,000l. for necessary stores and provisions supplied and to be supplied for said Navy and for the wages of the Yards : all in accordance with the appropriation clauses in the Act for the 2s. Aid, ut supra. (Money warrant dated Jan. 2 hereon.) (Money order dated Jan. 2 hereon.) King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 309-10. Money Book X, p. 159. Order Book III, p. 48.
Treasury warrant to the Receipt for tallies on the First Fruits for 500l. to Aubrey, Earl of Oxford, for Dec. 25 quarter inst. on his pension. Money Book X, p. 157.
William Jephson to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the loan of 1,000l. made by the Marquess of Halifax and of 2,500l. made by Robert Woodnott, both on the credit of the 12d. Aid : viz. 736l. to said Marquis as Lord Privy Seal ; 750l. to the Lord President of the Council ; 1,750l. to me [Jephson] for secret service. Disposition Book VIII, p. 70.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sir William Blacket of Newcastle, bart., and partners ; shewing that the late Visct. Townsend had a grant of the 4s. per chaldron on exported coals, which grant expired at Michaelmas, 1688 ; that said grant was leased [by said Visct.] to petitioners ; that much of the revenue therefrom arises from forfeited coast bonds, a large number whereof were forfeited before Michaelmas, 1688 ; that the present Treasury Lords have appointed one Pye to be solicitor of coast honds loco Mr. Robinson, who was entrusted for the petitioners : therefore pray that just and equitable care may be taken for their interests herein. Reference Book VI, p. 113.
Dec. 28. 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. 72.
l. s. d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for contingencies for the Mediterranean Squadron 2,700 0 0
to ditto for Sick and Wounded 2,000 0 0
to ditto for the Victuallers 10,000 0 0
to ditto for the slopseller 500 0 0
to the Earl of Ranelagh for subsistence [for the Forces] 2,882 2 6
to ditto to pay a bill from Col. Trelawney 600 0 0
to ditto for Sir Tho. Leviston and Sir James Leshley, 1,000l. each on account 2,000 0 0
to ditto to pay the Dutch Troops 5,000 0 0
to Major Clerk for hay for the deer in Windsor Park 60 0 0
to the University of Cambridge on their perpetuity 83 6 8
to me [Jephson] for secret service 30 0 0
to Mr. Kien, Closet Keeper, for Christmas quarter 50 0 0
to the Privy Purse 500 0 0
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make forth bills of imprest to the Treasurer of the Navy for the abovesaid 500l. to William Beckford on account of slops by him furnished for the Navy. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Mris. Worthington, laundress to the Queen, goods as follows which are seized, being brought over from Holland together with some goods for the Queen, which latter are delivered.
Appending : schedule of said Worthington's goods (china ware cups and saucers ; Indian baskets ; Indian tea tables ; Indian trees etc.).
Out Letters (General) XII, p. 151.
Treasury reference to the Agents for Taxes of the petition of Noah Starling, Receiver for co. Berks of the Six Months' Assessment [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] and the Poll ; petitioner shewing that by mistake (the hasty paying of his money into the Exchequer) he has overpaid 189l. 12s. 3d. on the Poll account : prays that same may be transferred to his Six Months' Tax account by striking a tally. Reference Book VI, p. 113.
Dec. 30. Money warrant for 50l. to Rudolph Kien, esq., for 1689, Christmas quarter's fee as Closet Keeper to the King. Money Book X, p. 158.
Treasury warrant to the Auditor concerned to allow in the account of the Collector of Customs, Exeter port, 200l. paid by him, as follows, to Lieut. Col. Gibson.
Prefixing : letter dated 1688-9, Feb. 27, from Henry Guy to Richard Kent [Customs Cashier] to order said collector to pay said sum to said Gibson at sight to defray the charge of removing the artillery from Exeter.
Ibid, p. 159.
The like allowance for 545l. 16s. 8d. upon the account of said Richard Kent, as Customs Cashier, for items as follow.
Prefixing : like letter from Guy to Kent, dated 1688-9, Mar. 12. Mr. Mathew Anderton, collector of Chester port, has in pursuance of the King's pleasure signified by Secretary the Earl of Shrewsbury, paid 595l. 16s. 8d. to Capt. James Hamilton and to recoup himself has drawn two bills on the Customs Commissioners, Feb. 28 last, viz. for 218l. 6s. 8d. and 327l. 10s. 0d., making 545l. 16s. 8d. in all, both which bills are assigned to Mr. Heron. You are to pay same to Heron and it shall be allowed in your account.
Ibid.
The Treasury Lords to the Agents for Taxes to send to such of the Receivers General of Taxes as cannot procure sufficient returns [by bills] for their moneys, that they bring the same to the Exchequer under sufficient guards ; the charge whereof will be defrayed by the King. Out Letters (General) XII, p. 152.
William Jephson to the Customs Commissioners to send to the Earl of Marlborough's lodgings at the Cockpit to-morrow to visit his goods in order to their transport to Holland. Ibid.
Same to same : the like for the Earl of Portland's goods at his lodgings in Whitehall, in order to their transport to Holland. Ibid.
Same to Monsieur Overkirke for a state of the whole debt due in the Office of the Stables as it stands at 1689, Christmas ; distinguishing that which incurred since 1688, Christmas, from the rest.
The like letter severally to Sir Christopher Wren for the debt in the Office of Works.
to Sir Rowland Gwyn for his Office [of Treasurer of the Chamber].
to the officers of the Ordnance for the Office of Ordnance.
to Sir Gilbert Talbot for the Jewel Office.
to the Earl of Ranelagh [for the Forces].
to the Earl of Montagu [for the Great Wardrobe].
to the Earl of Portland for the Privy Purse (struck through [being doubtless a clerical error ; the Treasury not being then accustomed or entitled to call for a statement of the Privy Purse debt]).
to Visct. Newport for the Cofferer's Office.
to Mr. Harbord for the Forces [in Ireland] under his payment.
Ibid, pp. 152, 153.
Same to Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt, for an imprest roll to be forthwith made of all the moneys paid to abovesaid Harbord for the Forces in Ireland to Dec. 25 inst. Deliver same to said Harbord. Ibid, p. 153.
Same to Mr. Colinge. In reply to Viscount Massercene's letter of the 20th inst., which you sent to my Lords from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, my Lords will pay what the said Committee shall advise for the said Viscount's salmon which has been made use of for the King's service there. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Levins for renewal of the grant of his office of searcher, Lyme Regis port. Reference Book VI, p. 113.
Same to same of the petition of Benj. Mills for a quayman's place, London port. Ibid, p. 114.
Treasury reference to Mr. Fillingham et al. of the petition of Charles Goodwyn, gent., Receiver General for co. Sussex of the 'present' Aid [Six Months' Aid, 1 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] and the Poll ; praying allowance of 39l. for his extraordinary charge in bringing up [to the Exchequer his receipts amounting to] 16,500l. Reference Book VI, p. 114.
Same to Auditor William Aldworth of the petition of Thomas Fox for interest for the quarter to Dec. 25 inst. [sic for Oct. 25 last] on 50,000l. and on 20,000l. residue [thereof] from Oct. 25 last to Dec. 25 last. Ibid.
Treasury warrant to the King's Remembrancer for a Commission to Sir Joshua Allen, kt., William Robinson, esq., Commissary General of the Provisions for the Army in Ireland, Henry Greenhill, John Hunt, Francis Cuff, Henry Prescott and Michael Johnson to enquire into the miscarriages committed by Capt. John Shales as late Commissary General [for the Army in Ireland].
Prefixing : articles of said inquiry (1) what number of horses, carts or waggons he bought for the service in Ireland ; when they were brought to Chester or Hoylake ; whether due care taken of them by the persons appointed to attend them ; whether such persons were fit for that service and what allowance of oats and hay was made to them daily for feed ; to what uses same were employed in those parts before embarkation ; what condition the horses were in and particularly whether they were not employed to draw any bags of hops, tobacco, wine, brandy, salt or other merchandise and if so what quantity and for what use ; also the exact time of their being sent to Ireland.
Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, pp. 121-3.
(2) Whether Shales or some persons by his order did not contract with some owners of vessels or merchants for their ships or vessels to be taken or hired for the King's service ; if so, what the names of the persons and vessels ; the bigness of same ; for what freight by the month ; whether the said price was reasonable ; whether the ships so hired were immediately laden or otherwise employed in the King's service ; if not, how long they lay idle or unemployed at the King's charge ; and whether he or his employees did not frequently exact or take from such owners a reward for hiring said ships and if so what and from whom.
(3) Whether Shales bought any considerable quantity of hay for the King's service in order to the transporting the Troops over [to Ireland] : if so, how much and at what price, and whether good and sweet in condition and at reasonable price according to the rates of that country [about Cheshire].
(4) Whether a vessel freighted with provisions for the relief of Londonderry, called the Antego Merchant, did not come some time this summer into Hoylake, and if so whether Shales did not direct her not to proceed in her said voyage for that time and caused a considerable part of her loading to be taken out ; if so what was the date of her arrival, and how long she was delayed before permitted to sail.
(5) Whether another ship of 300 tons burden did not also come into Hoylake from Bristol laden with provisions for the relief of Londonderry ; if so, what time she came and whether she was not directed to continue there several weeks by Shales's order ; whether the master did not produce a letter or warrant under Shales's hand requiring him not to depart ; whether said master did not divers times and to several persons complain and lament his being hindered to pursue his said voyage whilst the weather was good and the days long and whether at last, the said vessel being so long delayed till the month of September, was not cast away upon the Isle of Man by a violent storm and the master, part of the crew and all the lading lost.
(6) Whether said Shales or some in trust for him did not trade by way of merchandise and carry over into Ireland divers commodities [such] as salt, hops, tobacco, tobacco pipes, wines, brandy, corn etc. or caused same to be sold there ; and whether he did not by threats detain and prevent others from carrying over [to Ireland] divers commodities for relief of the Army ; and whether he did not refuse a considerable number of shoes that were then ready at Chester and [refuse to] cause them to be transported into Ireland for the supply of the poor soldiers there, though there were many opportunities for it before they were imbarqued.
(7) What number of horses have been seized from the Papists in cos. Lancs and Cheshire and elsewhere in those parts ; when, by whom and how same have been disposed of and whether their Majesties have not been ill dealt with in all that matter and by whom.
(8) Send for all persons capable to inform you of the full of this matter, especially Mr. Robert Twigg. Certify all your examinations, depositions and proceedings in parchment into the Exchequer.
Treasury letters patent appointing John Magridge of Londonderry, gent., to be searcher, packer and gauger in the ports of Londonderry and Coleraine, void by the death of William Hemsworth, gent. Out Letters (Ireland) VI, p. 13.
Dec. 31. Privy seal for 500l. as equipage and 5l. per day as ordinary to James Johnston, esq., as Envoy Extraordinary to the Elector of Brandenburg : his ordinary to be payable quarterly from the date of his departure out of the royal presence, the first quarter to be advanced : together with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries for intelligence, expresses etc. on bills to be subscribed and allowed by the Secretaries of State. King's Warrant Book XIV, pp. 314-5.
Money warrant for 1,249l. 6s. 3d. to William, Earl of Portland, in full for Feb. 13 last to Sept. 29 last on his annuity or pension of 2,000l. as Groom of the Stole and First Gentleman of the Bedchamber. (Money order dated 1689-90, Jan. 3, hereon.) Money Book X, p. 160. Order Book III, p. 50.
Same for 624l. 13s. 1½d. each to the following for same period as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber, viz. James, Duke of Ormonde ; Charles, Earl of Monmouth ; Henry, Visct. Sidney ; John, Earl of Marlborough ; James, Earl of Selkirk ; James, Earl of Drumlanrig ; Richard, Visct. Lumley ; Aubrey, Earl of Oxford ; John, Earl of Clare. (Money orders hereon, ut supra.) Money Book X, p. 161. Order Book III, p. 50.
Same for 312l. 6s. 6¾d. each to the following for same period as Grooms of the Bedchamber, viz. Col. Charles Trelawney, Col. Peircy Kirk, Emanuel Scroop How, esq., Hatton Compton, esq., John Sayers, esq., Adrian van Borcelan, esq. (A similar warrant for James Stanley under date Jan. 31.) (Money warrants dated 1689-90, Jan. 3, hereon for the first six of the above and Feb. 3 for said Stanley.) Money Book X, p. 161. Order Book III, p. 50.
Treasury warrant dormant to Mr. Fox [Customs Cashier] to pay Richard Evans, gent., his salary of 10l. per an. as searcher of Milford Haven port. Money Book X, p. 163.
Money warrant for 161l. 5s. 6d. to Sir John Hewley, kt., Receiver General of the Six Months' Aid [1 Wm. and Mary, c. 3] and the Poll in cos. Yorks etc. for his extraordinary charges therein : viz. 31l. 5s. 6d. for return of 8,940l. into the Exchequer on account of said Aid and 15l. and 115l. on account of the Poll, [his receipts thereof] being 38,000l. and upwards. (Money order dated 1689-90, Jan. 2, hereon.) Ibid, p. 163. Order Book III, p. 49.
Money order for 296l. 18s. 11d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries delivered to the officers of said Court in Michaelmas term, 1689. Order Book III, p. 48.
Same for 5l. to William Parks, porter at the Gate of the Receipt, for his attendance there and on the officers of the Receipt for 1689, Christmas quarter. Ibid, p. 49.
Same for 200l. to Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt, for one year to 1689, Dec. 25, on the accustomed allowance for extraordinary service performed in his office. Ibid.
William Jephson to Mr. Shaw. The Treasury Lords have appointed to hear Mr. Arnold Browne this day week concerning the extent he has against the estate of Mr. Thomas Price. You or some other friend of Mr. Price may attend then. (The like notice to said Browne.) Out Letters (General) XII, pp. 153, 154.
Same to the Earl of Kingston, enclosing a copy [missing] of the petition of John Mason and partners concerning some woods [timber] in Sherwood Forest which they contracted for with Mr. Corbyn, late Surveyor General of Woods, Trent North. My Lords will hear them thereon on Monday next. Please let your counsel attend then. Ibid, p. 154.