Volume 8
April 2-June 26, 1690

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'Volume 8: April 2-June 26, 1690', Calendar of Treasury Papers, Volume 1: 1556-1696 (1868), pp. 111-122. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=79454 Date accessed: 23 September 2014.


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April 2–June 26, 1690

1690.
April 2.
1. Report signed by B. Fillingham and three others to the Lords of the Treasury upon the petition of Augustine Briggs, Esq., Receiver General of the first six months' aid for Norfolk and the city of Norwich; recommending that he be allowed 30l. for his good services. Dated 2 April 1690.
Also the petition.
Minuted:—“Agreed to.”
3 pages.
April 3. 2. Letter of the chief officers of the Ordnance to William Jephson, Esq., stating that notwithstanding Mr. Herriott's information to their Lordships to the contrary, there was stowage for 15 tons of farthings on board the “Bordeaux Merchant.” Dated 3 April 1690.
1 page.
April 10. 3. An Order in Council on the petition of Roger Moore, Esq., who was possessed of the grant made to Col. Legg, then Lord Dartmouth, and Sir Tho. Armstrong, viz., to make and utter copper half-pence in Ireland for 21 years from the 32nd of Car. II. The grant was renewed by His late Majesty. The petition prayed His Majesty to direct what effigies should be stamped on the half-pence, or to grant new letters for the unexpired term. The order refers the matter to the Lords of the Treasury. Dated 10 April 1690.
Also two petitions of the said Roger Moore and a copy of a petition with memoranda relating thereto.
Minuted at the back of the petition:—“18 Feb. 1689–90. Mr Atturney & Mr Sollicitr are of opinion His Matie may send over the tynn farthings & halfe pence into Ireland notwithstanding the pretense of this graunt.”
The Order in Council has three Minutes indorsed, the last of which is:—“The Lords think it proper the execution of the patent be suspended till Ireland is reduced; because in the meantime new farthings may create an inconvenience to the soldrs, & be of little advantage to ye patentee.”
4 pages.
April 10. 4. Report of the Comrs of Customs, to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Renatus Palmer, who prayed to be appointed surveyor in the port of Dartmouth, void by the death of William Knoyle; leaving it to the option of their Lordships which they would appoint; viz., the petitioner or Mr. How, late landwaiter at Dartmouth, both being duly qualified. Dated 10 April 1690.
Minuted:—“Graunted to Palmer.”
Accompanied by the petition and a certificate.
2 pages and 2 halves.
April 11. 5. Order made by the Committee for Trade and Plantations, 17 April 1690, for the transmission of a copy of a petition of Dr. Payne; setting forth that his brother, John Payne, His Majesty's collector in Maryland, had been murdered in the execution of his office. Sent for information of the Lords of the Treasury that the might appoint another collector.
Minuted:—“The Comrs Customs to present a fitt person for the employment.”
Copy of the petition, the prayer of which is that justice might be done on the traitors and murderers.
2 pages.
April 14. 6. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of John Ellesdon, praying their Lordships' warrant for the riding surveyor's place in the county of Dorset, instead of Mr. George Pley, lately deceased; recommending that office to be sunk, as there was very little employment for the officers of customs at Poole, Lyme, Weymouth, and other ports on that coast, since the Act prohibiting trade with France; and stating that the best service then to be done there, was to prevent the running of prohibited goods, for which they were about to issue instructions. Dated 14 April 1690.
Minuted:—“The Comrs are to take care of Mr Ellesden & to provide for him as soon as anything happens, that he is qualified for.”
pages.
April 17. 7. Letter of Mr. Israel Fielding to Mr. Jephson informing him, that after sending the last of the Danish horse out of Scotland, he made the best of his way to Carlisle, knowing Mr. Williamson the receiver of Yorkshire and Mr. Huddleston of the Excise, waited there with 2,000l., each, for the contrary winds had kept the Danes 12 days; since the receipt of the money he was that day going back to Edinburgh to discharge his debts, and should return in six days. He had sent a particular of the pay given to the Danes in Scotland; the account of the contingent charge should be sent as soon as he returned; what would be further chargeable on them would not exceed if it came to 800 or 1,000l. He had hinted that he thought they could not well be accompted with till he went to them in Ireland, which would gain a little time if money were hard to come at. He supposed he should have the last 2,000l., to be employed as the King's service should require, though the Lords of the Committee had designed to send him down 3,000 horse, to embark from Kircudbright. The contingent charge would appear to have been influenced by Scotch consciences; but if none were joined to him hereafter, the money would be managed with more frugality. Dated Carlisle, 17 April 1690.
Accompanied by a particular of the pay given to the Danes in Scotland.
7 pages and 6 half pages.
April 19. 8. Report of Sir Geo. Treby [Attorney General], stating that it was reasonable the petition should be granted according to the following report. Dated 19 April 1690. Also,
Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Arthur Shallott and Gilbert Heathcott, respecting certain Spanish brandy, which for want of convoy could not be imported by the time allowed in the Act; advising that the petitioner should be permitted as desired to discharge in the Downs, or somewhere in the mouth of the river, not above the Hope, the wine and fruit and other the unprohibited goods, of the ship's lading; and that the brandy might remain on board until the petitioner should obtain longer time in Parliament, or in defect thereof be at liberty to proceed to some foreign market. Dated 12 April 1690.
Minuted:—“21 April '90. Agreed to.”
Accompanied by the petition. 4 pages.
April 21. 9. Presentment of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, complaining that their officers at the outports had been beaten, abused, and pressed in the discharge of their duty. Dated 21 April 1690.
Minuted:—“Write to Mr Southerne to desire to lay this before the Lds of the Admiralty, that they may take care that the officers of the customs may be secured from the press.” ½ page.
April 22. 10. Certificate of Morgan Whitley, deputed to survey the works necessary within the castle of Chester, addressed to the Lords of the Treasury, stating that he had surveyed the same, and that a great part of the “Prothonator's” office was fallen down, and the rest upon props, insomuch that persons dare not come in to follow their business, and the Exchequer office was much out of order. Dated 22 April. 2 Will, and Mar.
Accompanied by an estimate taken April 9, 1690; also a certificate by James Lightbourn, Vice-Chamberlain, that at the time of his sitting in the Exchequer Court at Chester part of the roof fell down, but providentially killed no one. Dated 12 Dec. 1689.
Another certificate of the Vice-Chamberlain and others, stating that the buildings presented at the last assizes by the grand jury of Chester were very ruinous, and like to fall, &c., and the records of the county were spoiling, by reason of the water falling upon them in rainy weather. Dated 30 Nov. 1689. The presentment referred to is also with it. 4¼ pages.
April 24. 11. “Order of Council, 24th April 1690, about foreign vessels taking in considerable quantitys of lead at Newcastle;” suspected of being intended for a French market. ½ page.
April 25. 12. Order to the Receiver-General for Prizes, to pay various salaries and incidents (a copy). Dated 25 April 1690. 1 page.
April 25 and
28.
13. Order of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, for forwarding the annexed extract of a letter from Mr. Cuff, deputy to the Commissary General of Provisions, for their Lordships' directions. Dated 25 April 1690.
The said extract, in which he hoped Mr. Harbord would comply with the bill of 250l. without much more delay. If there were not a supply in hand at Chester, or in Mr. Moor's hands in London, it would be impossible to carry on their Majesties' service, &c.
Also a letter from Mr. Rich. Colinge to Will. Jephson, Esq. stating that the Lords of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland thought it absolutely necessary that Mr. Cuff and Mr. Vickers should be forthwith supplied with 500l. Dated 28 April 1690. 3 half pages.
April 29. 14. Report of the Earl of Ranelagh to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Robert Algood and John Franks, the two Deputy Commissaries of the Musters reduced from the establishment, recommending that they should receive their former allowance; having been employed to attend the Danish forces, &c. Dated 29 April 1690.
Also the said petition. 2 pages.
April 29. 15. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the claim of priority of seizure of the ship, “St. Antonio,” set up by Charles Robertson against Lancelot Whitehall, stating that from what they had then heard, Charles Robertson was the first seizer. Dated 29 April 1690.
Minuted:—“It must be left to the law to determine.” 1 page.
April 29. 16. Letter of the Comrs of Excise to the Lords [of the Treasury], presenting a paper containing an account of the amount of the revenue of excise, on beer and ale for six months, from 24 June to 24 Dec. last, compared with six months in the previous year; and further stating that the representations that had been made to their Lordships of their defects, or mismanagement, were not only groundless but they had improved the excise beyond their predecessors. Dated 29 April 1690.
Also the paper referred to. 3 pages.
May 2. 17. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of the master, wardens, and assistants of the Society of Merchants Adventurers, within the city of Bristol, for the enlargement of their public key [quay]; concurring with the petitioners, and moving their Lordships to give order to the King's Remembrancer to issue a commission out of the Exchequer, for the setting out the public keys of the said port. Dated 2 May 1690.
The petition with 12 signatures; together with five reasons for the alterations proposed.
Minuted:—“The Comrs of the Customs are to send the draughts of such a commission as usuall.” 3 pages.
May 3. 18. Presentment of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, respecting a Genoese ship lately seized in the port of London, upon the Act of Navigation; concerning which a writ of appraisement was issued from the Court of Exchequer, and the execution pressed by Whitehall, the pretended seizer, in order to condemnation; laying the same before their Lordships for their information. Dated 3 May 1690. 1 page.
May 9. 19. Copy of a letter of the Mayor and others of Dover to the Earl of Shrewsbury, sending several depositions relating to Col. Butler and others, who had been for some time lurking about that county in order to their transportation to France and were seized and brought before the Mayor and committed to gaol until they knew his Lordship's pleasure about them; they found Capt. William Berkenhead, surveyor of customs, and two others were assisting the said fugitives, and committed them to prison; and they hoped his Lordship would gratify the deputy and inhabitants of Ringwould for seizing them, &c. Dated Dover, 9 May 1690.
Minuted:—“To be sent to Comrs of the Customs, to be examined into; & Birkenhead in the mean tyme, to be suspended.” 1 page.
May 10. 20. Letter, signed Henry de Marais, to Wm. Jephson, Esq., begging his favour for 40l., concerning which the King had given Lord Nottingham directions. Dated 10 May 1690. ½ page (much decayed at the top).
May 10. 21. Report made by William Blathwayt, Esq., Secretary at War, as to the allowance to be made to the auditors of the imprest for auditing the accounts, stating that 30s. was allowed for each troop and company in King Charles the Second's time, and 20s. in the reign of King James, and that the allowance craved by Mr. Auditor Done, for passing the accounts of the Right Hon. Mr. Harbord, for the army of Ireland, was not more than had been already allowed, &c. Dated 10 May 1690.
Minuted:—“Graunted May 13, 1690.” 3 pages.
May 12. 22. Report of the Comrs of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury, on a memorial of Sir Scroope Howe, concerning which, they state, that they conceived he sought for the surcharges and arrears then due by collectors of the hearth money, whose books had been delivered into the office nine months before, and had not paid or cleared their accounts for their surcharges. Transmitting four accounts of Charles Dering, Esq., controller of the hearth money. Further stating that they could not certify to their Lordships the true value of what Sir Scroope desired, as Mr. Dering utterly refused to allow them to examine his accounts without their Lordships' particular orders. Dated 12 May 1690.
Minuted:—“Sr Scroop How may have a copy of this report.” 7 pages.
May 13. 23. Presentment from the Comrs for Farthings to the Lords of the Treasury, apprising them that they intended to issue the 500l. coined in farthings and halfpence, without troubling their Lordships to advance any at present, upon the order of imprest. Dated 13 May 1690.
Minuted:—“My Lds agree to this presentment.” ½ page.
May 13. 24. Letter of Ranguillo, the Spanish ambassador, to M. le Chevalier Jean Lawther, stating that the Countess of Staremberg was about to depart for Holland; and wishing an officer of the custom house to come and register her baggage. Dated 13 May 1690. [French.]
1 page (quarto).
May 13. 25. Report of Mr. Aaron Smith to the Lords of the Treasury, on the matter contained in a letter of Mr. William Carter, finding that for many years he had applied himself with great zeal and industry to prevent the exportation of wool, and to bring to condign punishment the offenders, and in 14 months in the years 1685 and 1686, had caused about 20 French shallops to be seized and condemned, 10 English vessels with 300 packs of wool, &c. He then had very many offenders under prosecution; advising that it was necessary that 200l. at least should be ordered him for prosecuting the matters referred to in the report. Dated 13 May 1690.
The letter referred to.
Minuted:—“Mr Carter to have 200li at the custom house, out of incidents.” 3 pages.
May 14. 26. Presentment of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, moving their Lordships that the Receiver-General might be directed to advance the money payable by the officers of customs, for the tax of 2s. and 1s., and that he “defalke” the same by four quarterly payments out of the salaries of the officers, &c. Dated 14 May 1690.
Minuted:—“Agreed to;” again, “Respited.” 1½ pages.
May 19. 27. A note, signed H. Powle, to Mr. Robert Squibbe, at the Treasury office, desiring him to pay to his servant, George Crips, 315l. due for arrears, “when the said Powle was speaker.” Dated “Rolles,” 19 May 1690. 3 small parts of pages.
May 20. 28. Presentment of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, laying before them the copy of a warrant from the Lord Treasurer, the Earl of Rochester, to them, to grant extraordinary commissions from time to time for the seizure of uncustomed and prohibited goods; praying for renewal of the authority. Dated 20 May 1690.
Minuted:—“Order'd.”
Also the copy. 2 pages.
May 20. 29. Presentment of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, stating that, with a view to make the Patent officers more useful in the management of the revenue, it had been thought fit in divers ports to put the collection of customs into the hand of the customers to collect for their patent salary only; with some allowance for clerks, and in others an allowance to be made to their deputies, and among the rest, the collection of the port of Hull was committed to John Holland, with an allowance of 30l. per ann. from each of the customers, and 60l. per ann. from the King, which allowance the customers had refused to make, although the Comrs had reduced the amount to 20l. per ann. Mr. Holland informed the Comrs that Mr. Appleyard, one of the customers, refused to pay the arrears, and that Mr. John Tempest, the other customer, was a prisoner in the Gatehouse, Westminster, for debt; praying their Lordships' order to the said officers for payment of the arrears, and in case of refusal to lay their hands on their salaries. Dated 20 May 1690.
Minuted:—“My Lds do agree to this: Mr Appleyard is a member of Parliamt. Qy whether the Lords will not be pleased to hear Mr Appleyard before they sign the warrant. There is a dispute between Coll. Allured and Mr. Tempest for the other place, and the Lords have not signed the warrant for ye sallary. Speak with the Comrs of the Customs. Agreed to.” 3 pages.
May 20. 30. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury on the petition of Henry Seagar, Controller of Customs in the port of Hull, not objecting to the compliance with the prayer of the petitioner, viz., that Hugh Mason should be appointed his deputy. Dated 20 May 1690.
Minuted:—“Agreed to.”
Also the petition. 2 half pages.
May 21. 31. Letter of William Blathwayt, to Mr. Jephson, stating that he had just received a letter from the Deputy Commissaries at Chester, of which he enclosed an extract relating to the repacking the beef at Liverpool, &c., for the army in Ireland; further, that the King had seen the enclosed letter from Mons. Rosenheim, Commissary General of the Danish forces, and had ordered it to be laid before him at the Treasury. Dated 21 May 1690.
The extract above named; but the letter mentioned is not now with it.
Minuted:—“Enquire what summe is requisite for Cuff & Vickers [Deputy Commissaries]. Mr. Blathwayte says about 1,000l.” 2 half pages.
May 22. 32. “Order of Council for the Lords of the Treasury to consider of a way of exporting tin to Holland, for the payment of His Majtys forces there.” Dated 22 May 1690.
Minuted:—“My Lds will speak with the persons concern'd, & receive their proposall.” ½ page.
May 22. 33. Letter from the [Earl of] Nottingham to Mr. Jephson, stating that the King had granted 30l. to the persons concerned in taking Col. Butler, Mr. Ashton, Mr. Lane, Mr. Matthews, and one Butler, a servant to Col. Butler (who were seized when making their escape into France and brought to Dover); desiring the Lords of the Treasury would give orders for the payment of that sum to Thos. Papillon, M.P. for Dover, who would remit the same to the Mayor and aldermen of Dover for distribution. Dated 22 May 1690.
On the dorse:—“28 May 1690, p[ai]d.’ 1 page (quarto).
May 23. 34. Certificate of the Earl of Marlborough, that he ordered Sir John Edgworth to recruit the regiment then under his command, &c. Dated 23 May 1690.
With his autograph. ¼ page.
May 26. 35. Letter of the Earl of Nottingham to William Jephson, Esq., instructing him to announce to the Lords of the Treasury, that the King had given 40l. to the persons who took Captains Scudimore, Yarburgh, and some other gentlemen near Malden; in order that the same might be paid to Mr. Mountague, one of the clerks of the Privy Council, who would distribute it. Dated 26 May 1690.
On the dorse:—“28o ejusdem [i.e. Maii] p[ai]d.” 1 page.
May 27. 36. Letter of Mr. John Sansom, to Willm. Jephson, Esq., Secretary of the Lords of the Treasury, asking him to move their Lordships to discharge the quarter's salary of the officers [of customs], another quarter being near at hand. Dated 27 May 1690.
Minuted:—“Order'd that 2,000l. be paid in parte this week, & the rest by weekly payment.” ½ page.
May 27. 37. Letter of the Earl of Nottingham to Mr. Jephson, stating that the King had granted to Sir Robert Southwell, whom he had appointed to be his secretary, 600l., to be advanced immediately, without account; giving instructions to Mr. Jephson to acquaint their Lordships therewith. Dated 27 May 1690.
On the dorse:—“30 May 1690, paid.” ½ page (quarto).
May 29. 38. Letter of H. Bp. of London to the Lords of the Treasury soliciting the King's benevolence of 20l. for Mr. Gellibrand, going over as a chaplain to New York. Dated 29 May 1690.
Also the order for payment, signed H. Sloughter. Dated 7 June 1690.
On the dorse:—“9o Junii 1690, paid.” 2 half pages (quarto).
May 30. 39. A very decayed paper respecting the cargo of a French vessel captured on the coast of France, coming from St. Christopher's, bound to Nantes in France. Dated 30 May 1690. The remains of 1 page.
May 30. 40. Report of Mr. Aaron Smith to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition to the King of Mrs. Ellenor Bonnett, who had married a Frenchman and an alien, who shortly after went to Ireland with Sir William Petty. Having heard he was dead after about eight years, she purchased certain houses in Westminster, &c., and then mortgaged them, and afterwards married one Richard Carborne. They were both convicted of treason for “clipping,” but she obtained a pardon, and having heard that her husband, Bonnet, was alive, she obtained a commission of inquiry, upon which it was found that her husband was an alien, and that the property in question belonged to the Crown; she, however, obtained a grant of it, but was arrested for debt, and remained in prison. The prayer of the petition was, that her debts might be paid, and that she might have the residue. The report recommends that the prayer be complied with. Dated 30 May 1690.
Accompanied by the petition.
Minuted:—“Respited till the matter be heard in the Court of Exchequer. 13 Dec. 1690.” 3½ pages.
May 19
and June 3.
41. Two letters, dated 29 May and 3 June 1690, signed Tho. Langley, to the Secretary of the Treasury, together with “An acct of moneyes disburst by Tho. Langley of Harwich, for the releife of poor Dutch passengers in the months of April and May '90. 37l. 10s. 13o Junij 1690, ordered to bee p[ai]d. 19o ejusd, p[ai]d.” 1 page and 2 half pages.
[About
June 3.]
42. Petition of the creditors for victuals supplied to their Majesties' navy, under the direction of Sir Richard Haddock and others, the late Comrs; praying the Lords of the Treasury to allow them to make a loan upon the last Act of Parliament for 1s. in the pound, for payment of their debts.
Also a list of the debts.
Minuted:—“To be considered too morrow morning. 3 June 1690. Nil.” 1½ pages.
June 4. 43. Order made by the Lords of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, to William Jephson, Esq., Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, for the payment of 10l. to Jane Adams, relict of Capt. Robert Adams, deceased; in consideration of her husband's losses and services at Londonderry. Dated 4 June 1690.
“6o Junij 1690, paid.” ½ page.
June 4. 44. An order by the Lords of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, to William Jephson, Esq., Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, to pay 20l. to Elizabeth Foulke, wife of Garrat Foulke, Esq., then in gaol at Galway in Ireland; viz., out of the 1,000l. in his hands for service in Ireland, for her support, in consideration of her own and her husband's services and sufferings.
“7o Junij 1690, paid.” 1 sheet.
[About
June 6.]
45. Memorial of the Lord Morley Mounteagle and the Ld. Willoughby of Parham, to the Lords of the Treasury; praying for arrears of their pension of 400l. a year, granted for their better support as peers of this kingdom.
On the dorse:—“Ordered when there is money.”
On 6 June 1690 there was a payment of 100l. to each of them. 1 page.
June 6. 46. Presentment of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, sending an information which they had received of a very foul assault committed upon an officer of the customs in the execution of his duty, by Capt. Rooke, commander of a ship of war. Dated 6 June 1690.
The said information.
Minuted:—“A copy to be sent to the Lds of the Admiralty, desireing they will please to examin this matter.” 1 page and 2 halves.
June 6. 47. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of John King, formerly a landwaiter in the port of Hull, and since of Blythnook in Northumberland; praying to be restored to his employment, and to have two years' arrear of his salary paid him: expressing the opinion that he was deservedly dismissed, for great obstinacy and contempt; and that they saw no pretence, either to any arrear of salary, or for restoration to his employment. Dated 6 June 1690.
Minuted:—“Agreed to.”
[He states in his petition that he was the son of Henry King deceased, heretofore minister of Mulbarton in the co. of Norfolk, and a great sufferer in the reign of King Charles the First.]
Also the petition and a certificate. 3 pages.
June 6 and 7. 48. Two letters of John Sansom, by command of the Comrs of Customs, to William Jephson, Esq.; the first stating that the Comrs had taken notice that the Imperial Avocatoria had been published at Hamborough, and that thereupon the French resident had withdrawn. The Comrs desired to know the pleasure of their Lordships, whether that was a sufficient notification to them to take off the interdiction of the Hamborough trade, there being then a stop on it; the second, stating that the Comrs commanded him to importune the said Mr. Jephson for the directions of the Lords of the Treasury on the same subject. Dated 6 & 7 June 1690. 2 half pages.
June 7. 49. Presentment of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, concerning a parcel of cordage and pieces of cable, which were seized in the port of Plymouth, and which they had ordered the officers of customs to discharge on payment of the customs, and giving the officer a reasonable gratuity, stating that the payment of the gratuity was resisted, and suggesting that the officer should be allowed to insist upon it, or prosecute his claim in the Exchequer. Dated 7 June 1690.
Minuted:—“Agreed to.” 1½ pages.
June 11. 50. Order in Council, by the Lords of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, for the payment to Capt. Rich. Legg of 15l. in consideration of his sufferings, and to enable him to return into their Majesties' service in Ireland. Dated 11 June 1690. ½ page.
June 13. 51. Report of the Comrs of Transports, on the petition of Mary Fleming, widow, owner of a vessel employed in the transport service, respecting the allowance for freight. Dated 13 June 1690. Also the petition.
Minuted:—“To be putt on the paper on Wensday next 131li 4s 0d.” 2 pages.
June 13. 52. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Walter Braems, Esq., informing them that the petitioner's salary at 15l. 6s. 8d., per ann. appeared to be in arrear from 1684, viz., 92l., and that they had nothing to object against the payment thereof, and of his growing salary. Dated 13 June 1690.
Minuted:—“Order'd.”
Also the petition. 2 pages.
June 14. 53. A letter, signed J. Radcliffe, to [William] Jephson, Esq., Secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, as to a proviso in a grant to Mr. Marryott, of some estate (not specified) from the Crown. Dated 14 June 1690.
Minuted:—“Mr Radclyffe to be a Comr with Mr. Marriott about conceal'd lands.” 1 page.
June 16. 54. Presentment of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, stating that by the prohibition of the French trade several of the ports that lie opposite to France were wholly destitute of any receipt, and by the interruption of trade in general, there was not sufficient money in several of the out-ports to pay the officers their salaries: on account of which the Comrs had been constrained, for the officers' subsistence, to order the payment of money from one port to another, and from the port of London, not doubting to have their Lordships' approval. Dated 16 June 1690.
Minuted:—“Agreed to.” 1 page.
June 17. 55. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition to His Majesty of 10 poor English seamen, late prisoners at St. Mallo, setting forth that they had wrought on board several prizes at St. Mallo, and received in lieu of moneys small parcels of linen cloth and silk, which on their arrival at Plymouth were seized: submitting that there was no remedy, but that they must abide by a legal determination. Dated 17 June 1690.
Minuted:—“Agreed to.”
Copy of the petition. 2 pages.
June 20. 56. Report of Mr. R. Maddock to the Lords of the Treasury, respecting the state of the chest at Chatham, stating that there had been no money paid to the pensioners since Christmas, and there were three years due at Lady Day last, containing other particulars, also about the chest. Dated Navy Office, 20 June 1690.
Minuted:—“To be consider'd on Wensday morning next.” 2¼ pages.
June 20. 57. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Christopher Francklyn, controller of the port of Berwick, praying a grant of their fiat for passing a grant of that office: not objecting to the renewal of his grant. Dated 20 June 1690.
Minuted:—“Agreed to.”
Also the petition. 2 pages.
June 21. 58. Report of George Treby, Attorney-General, to the [Lords of the Treasury], on the petition of Mrs. Ball, and on Sir Christopher Wren's report respecting a timber yard, esteemed part of the palace of Windsor, from which no parish duties had of late years been demanded until a distress for poors' rate was levied, which distress seemed to the Attorney-General to be an incroachment upon the liberties and privileges of the palace. He had transmitted a copy of Mrs. Ball's petition to the several persons mentioned therein, and required them to send their answer; and in case they neglected he advised their Lordships that they might order a messenger to take them into custody, and bring them before their Lordships to answer the premises. Dated 21 June 1690.
Minuted:—“My Lds agree to Mr Atturney's opinion.”
The petition and report referred to. 3 pages.
June 21. 59. Letter by direction of the Comrs of Customs to William Jephson, Esq., Secretary to the Treasury, sending a copy of a letter they had received from Mr. Devereux, an officer at Sandgate Castle, on the coast of Kent, complaining of the want of officers, the export of wool, and the import of French goods. Dated 21 June 1690.
Also the said copy. 1½ pages.
June 23. 60. Report of the Commissioners of victualling to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Samuel Batt; respecting debts due to him for beer and freight. Dated 23 June 1690.
Minuted:—“To bee donn as the victuallers intend.” 1 page.
June 26. 61. Report of Mr. Charles Fox to the Lords of the Treasury, on the memorial of Mr. Chudleigh, agent to the Royal regiment of Dragoons, which he states was cleared to the 1st of Sept. 1689, and the tradesmen had received nothing on account of clothing since, and were very pressing and in great necessity. They claimed 7,000l. Dated 26 June 1690.
Minuted:—“If he will take his debt on the remainder of the 2s Act, he may have it.”
“Mr. Chudleigh desires an assignment upon the 2s Act, for the whole cloathing; wch comes to 2,363l. 13s. 6d.
“He may have the 1,000l. only, at present.”
Accompanied by the petition, an order in Council, and a paper relating to the debts to the tradesmen. 2 pages.