|1. A brief letter of Sir C. Bickerstaffe to William Jephson, Esq., respecting provision of timber for the Navy. Dated 2 Jan. 1690. 1 page (quarto).|
|2. Petition of Thomas Anderson, Provost of the Corporation of Moniers of the Mint, showing that he was put in possession of the tools and engines for rounding and marking moneys with letters and grainings, and had taken the oath to keep the secret thereof; praying for an allowance out of the Act for the encouragement of coinage.|
Minuted:—“To have 200li per an., & out of that to keep all the tools & engins in good & sufficient repair. 6 Janry 1690–1.” 1 page.
|3. Petition of William Thomas to the Lords of the Treasury, showing that be was employed by the Hon. Mr. Isaac to take care of the provisions sent on board the “Welcome” “dogger,” and all other provisions to be carried by sea, for the service of the King's household, in his expedition into Ireland; praying for their Lordships' order for the delivery of the goods at Whitehall, the vessel having returned with the remains of the provisions to the port of London.|
A list of the provisions.
Minuted:—“They must pay custom for them according to His Maties comands. 9 Jan. 1690–1.” 2 pages.
||4. Letter of the Lords of the Admiralty to the Lords of the Treasury, desiring them to furnish moneys for the payment of the quarters for the soldiers of the marine regiments, who were about to go on board ship. Dated 10 Jan. 1690.|
On the dorse:—“For the King.” 1 page.
||5. Petition of Major Anthony Pollard and Captain Humphry Okeover, showing that the former was a captain of horse under King Charles I., until the “rendition” of Oxford, and was likewise in all the risings for the restoration of King Charles II., that he was imprisoned, &c., and lost 5,000l. and more; that he was Major of Windsor Castle for 20 years; and having served the Crown for 45 years King Charles the Second gave him a pension of 4s. a day. Also showing the services of the said Okeover, who had lost 4,000l. in the Royal service, and had had 2s. a day settled on him; praying to be put on the establishment as they were in the reign of King Charles II.|
On the back is the order of the King in Council, referring the matter to the Treasury. Dated 10 Jan. 1690.
United are copies of three certificates and a copy of Mr. Pollard's petition to King Charles II., &c.
Minuted:—“There can be no increase of pension till His Maties return. 29th Janry.” 3 pages.
||6. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury upon a memorial concerning certain money and plate, to the value of 5,000l. or 6,000l. on board the ship “Effingham” from Virginia, shipped from thence upon the account of Lord Effingham, late Governor of that colony, the ownership of which was contested by Captain Davies and others, who had seized the plate, &c. as the goods of pirates. Dated 10 Jan. 1690.|
Also the memorial.
Minuted:—“The goods to be taken into the King's warehouse till the right be determined.” 2 pages.
||7. Letter signed Jno. Sansom to William Jephson, Esq., secretary to the Lords of the Treasury, enclosing a letter from Mr. Trotter, the collector of Swansey, to the Comrs of Customs, complaining that the Mayor of Monmouth not only refused to assist the officers of the Customs in collecting the names of the seamen in that town, but also denied them permission so to do, so that there was no account of seamen returned from that place. Dated 12 Jan. 1690.|
Also the letter, endorsed:—“For the Councill.” 2 half-pages.
||8. “The Earle of Bathes Memoriall for the Right Honble the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, concerning St Jamess' Park,” approving the inclosed report of Mr. Harbord respecting the offices held by the said Earl, who was Chief Ranger and Keeper of St. James Park, together with housekeeper of the palace of St. James. Dated 14 Jan. 1690. 4 pages.|
||9. Report of the Comrs of Excise to the Lords of the Treasury, upon the petition of the importers of mum, giving as their opinion that the encouragement of the petitioners in what they requested during the continuance of the double duty, would not prejudice the consumption of beer and ale, and possibly would be an advantage to the revenue.|
[They prayed to be allowed to pay on 36 gallons to the barrel, and the barrel contained 39½ gallons.] Dated 14 Jan. 1690.
Minuted:—“Agreed to 20th Jan. 1690–1.”
Accompanied by the petition and two other papers. 3 pages and a few lines.
||10. Copy of an order of reference by the King in Council on 15 Jan. 1690, respecting the petition of John Freeman. The petition was for 50l. disbursed in keeping horses taken from Roman Catholics. 1 page.|
||11. Report of the Lords Justices of Ireland, on the petition of Matthew Aylmer, Esq., enclosing a report made to them by the Comrs of Revenue for Ireland, which contains a further enclosure of the report of the Clerk of the Quit Rents, showing the lands forfeited by Sir Gerald Aylmer in Ireland, of which the petitioner Matthew Aylmer, who was brother to Sir Gerald, was anxious to obtain the grant. Dated 15 Jan. 1690.|
Also the petition referred to.
The report minuted thus:—“The King will make no grant of any of these forfeitures at present. 27 Apr. '91.” 4 pages.
||12. Presentment of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, laying before them a letter dated 11 Oct. 1690, received from the Comrs of Revenue in Ireland, with a certificate enclosed from Mr. Christopher Carleton, collector of the port of Belfast, and an order of Duke Schomberg, touching the ship “William and John” of Belfast, which arrived there at the end of Aug. 1689, laden with tobacco from Virginia, by which order it was said the merchants were encouraged to discharge their tobacco at the port of Belfast, advising the acceptance of the ½d. per lb. deposited with the collector of the port, amounting to 300l., in lieu of the duties which would have been paid if the tobacco had been imported to England, and afterwards exported by debenture; also asking that the Comrs of Revenue for Ireland might be reminded of the Acts of Parliament touching plantation commodities. Dated 16 Jan. 1690.|
Also the three enclosures mentioned. 3 pages and 2 halves.
||13. Report of Lord Ranelagh to the Lords of the Treasury, on the memorial of Capt. Walter Vincent, on behalf of himself and other officers in the regiment, late Col. Francis Luttrell's, as to a debt due to the tradesmen who supplied that regiment. Dated 17 Jan. 1690.|
Minuted:—“To be consider'd when the tallyes are appointed to be struck for the army.”
Also the memorial. 2 pages.
||14. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Christopher Tathwell, master of a brigantine from Jamaica, lately arrived at Bristol, praying for licence to return thither, where he and his crew might be wanted to defend that island against the French, advising that they should be “indulged.” Dated 21 Jan. 1690.|
[The report further states “that upon taking of St. Christophers, most or all the French were sent down to the French settlement in Hispaniola, which is such an addition to their strength that the inhabitants of Jamaica are in feare of receiving great mischiefs from them, and therefore are the more desirous that the said brigantine and men should returne home to assist in the defence of the said island.”]
Accompanied by the petition.
Endorsed:—“For the Councill.” 2½ pages.
|15. Lists of the seafaring men returned by the justices of the peace for the county of Middlesex and city and liberties of Westminster, subdivided under the following districts:—|
St. Paul's, Shadwell.
St. Mary's, Whitechapel.
The city and liberty of Westminster.
Poplar and Blackwall, and
The hamlet of Wapping, Whitechapel.
Also for Hornsey, St. Botolph's Aldersgate, Stoke Newington, Friern Barnet and Finchley, St. Sepulchre, and in Drury Lane division of St. Giles's-in-the-Fields.
The lists show the ages of the men who were at home, who were at sea, and who in their Majesties' service; and that for Shadwell was drawn out 21 Jan. 1690–1.
Similar lists for the city of London; the lathe of Sutton-at-Hone, in the county of Kent; Maidstone and the south division of the lathe of Aylesford, and for the county of Surrey. 191 pages and 5 pieces in two parchment covers.
||16. Presentment of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of Mr. Oliver Lyme, comptroller of the port of Chester, respecting a charge of misdemeanor made against Mr. Warburton and other officers of the port of Liverpool. Dated 22 Jan. 1690.|
With two enclosures.
Minuted:—“My Lds do agree to the Presentmt of the 25th Novr, & that Warburton be continued.” 6 pages.
||17. Report of the Comrs of Customs to the Lords of the Treasury, on the petition of the merchants of the port of Wells, advising the remission of the duty on certain salt, contained in ships fitted out to fish on the coast of Iceland (the salt being taken on board in Scotland), four of which ships were taken by a French privateer, and the masters of them carried to Dunkirk, and the ships retaken by a Dutch man-of-war, and carried into Holland, and afterwards brought to England. Dated 23 Jan. 1690.|
Also the petition. 2 pages.
||18. Letter signed P. Brunskell, addressed to the Lords of the Treasury, stating that some of their Lordships' clerks had told his landlord and other of his creditors that their Lordships did not intend to do anything for him; the lawyers “possessed” his creditors that his petition and proposals in Parliament would not protect him, he had told their Lordships that he had lost all, and contracted debts in the discovery of ministers' and officers' corruptions. The reports of the Barons of the Exchequer and the votes of Parliament showed him to be a fit object for bounty. He was informed it was the King's pleasure to restore him to the office of Surveyor of the Greenwax Fines and to the Commissioner's place in the Alienation Office. If their Lordships would not do anything for him it would be a kindness to let him know it, that he might hide himself till Parliament met. The charity of friends was all he had to supply him, and that was quite grown cold. He reminded their Lordships that “Qui cito dat bis dat,” and that “necessity admitted not of manners or delay.” Dated 23 Jan. 1690–91. 1 page.|
||19. Report of Lord Ranelagh, on the petition of divers innkeepers and inhabitants of Abingdon, for payment due to them for quarters for the late regiment of Scots Horse, Sir John Fenwick's late regiment, and the Earl of Oxford's regiment. Dated 24 Jan. 1690.|
With an enclosure.
The last three items in the report are minuted thus:—“Agreed to,” “Move His Matie,” and “Mr. Fox to pay.” 1½ pages.
||20. Letter of Mr. Jephson addressed to Lord Ranelagh, sending, by order of their Lordships, the petition of Theophilus Allen, surgeon-major to Col. Lutterel's regiment, for his consideration and report thereon. Dated 27 Jan. 1690.|
Minuted:—“Respited till His Majts return.” ½ page.
||21. Order in Council, dated 29 January 1690, referring the following report to the Lords of the Treasury:—|
Report of Sir George Treby, Attorney-General, to the King (or rather “Your Majesty”), finding that one Thomas Griffith in the petition mentioned, lately commenced an action against [John Ward, Esq., one of the justices of the peace for Middlesex and the city and liberty of Westminster] for the horses and arms mentioned in the petition, and recovered 54l. damages and costs; but the action was grounded upon a warrant for the seizure of the horses and arms of Papists, Thomas Griffiths being a reputed Papist; advising the King to extend his favour to the petitioner. Dated 21 Jan. 1690–1.
Accompanied by a copy of the petition of the said John Ward, Esq., one of the justices for Middlesex and the city and liberty of Westminster, praying relief from the effects of the action referred to, as he had been obliged to pay 45l., the value of the horses.
Minuted:—“My Lds agree to Mr Attorney's report.” 2 pages.