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March 1685, 1-10

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'Entry Book: March 1685, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 21-42. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82486 Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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March 1685, 1-10

Mar. 2.Money warrant for 126,500l. to Charles Fox, esq. Paymaster of the Forces, as imprest for the Forces for half a year from Jan. 1 last to July 1 next. (Money order dated Mar. 3 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 3. Order Book I, p. 1.
Mar. 2.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Commissioners for the Office of Master and Worker of the Mint of the petition of John and Henry Portlock for pardon, they having been accused of clipping: said petition being referred from the King Feb. 24 last.Reference Book III, p. 10
Recommendation from same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Anthony Meek for a vacant place of undersearcher, London port, he having for several years past served Mr. Chiffinch, keeper of the Closet to the late King.Ibid.
Same from same to same of the petition of Thomas Davis for a noontender's place, London port, he having served as a soldier both at sea and land and having been out of employment since the demolishing of Tangier.Ibid, p. 11.
Reference from same to same of the petition of Thomas Mytton shewing that by the order of the Treasury Lords of July last Hugh Mason was to officiate for six months as Deputy Comptroller of Customs at Hull in which time petitioner was to qualify himself for said office. This he has now done. Therefore prays that Mason may be accountable to him for the profits of this half year, reserving to himself the salary of 15l.Ibid, p. 10.
Same from same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Edwd. Wigg, for consideration of his case, he having had a reference upon a petition to the late Treasury Lords. The said Commissioners are to observe the order of Jan. 19 last by the late Treasury Lords and are to present him for employment on the first vacancy.Ibid, p. 12.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edward Nicholls for a landwaiter's place, London port; a certificate on his behalf being signed by [Duke of] Grafton, [Lord] Dartmouth, [Lord] Berkeley, [Sir] William Pritchard, [Sir] R. Haddock, [Sir] Jno. Narbrough and Antho. Sturt.Ibid, p. 13.
Same from same to William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Tho. Strangewayes for a fresh grant of the office of steward of the King's manors of Fordington and Ryme, co. Dorset, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall; of which he had a grant in June, 1678, during pleasure.Ibid.
Same from same to same of the petition of Charles Holloway for the like renewal of grant of his office of steward of the manor of Shippon, co. Berks, parcel of said duchy and as similarly granted to him 1668–9, Feb.;Ibid, pp. 13, 14.
of Sir Willoughby Hickman's petition for the like of his office of steward of the manor and soke of Kirton in Lindsey, parcel of said duchy and granted him about three years since on the death of his father, Sir William Hickman, who had been steward thereof since the Restoration;
of William Peisley's petition for the like of his office of steward of the manor of Kennington, parcel of said duchy and granted him in June. 1681.
Same from same to same of the petition to the King from Lawrence Carter, gent. of the borough of Leicester, as referred from the King in Council Feb. 20 last: petitioner desiring liberty to erect a warehouse and cistern upon some convenient part of the waste ground within said town and within the Bishop's Fee, Honor and Castle of Leicester and to dig in the highways, streets and soils there for laying of pipes and placing engines for taking up and conveying water from the river Soar for the use and benefit of the inhabitants thereabouts and them to pluck down, amend and place others in their room as there shall be occasion.Ibid, p. 15.
Mar. 2.Reference from Treasurer Rochester to William Hewer of the petition of Manns Scurlogh, Tho. Watson, James Armstrong, Brian Crossby, Brian Mahoon, William Harvey, Robt. Harris, William Hampton, Francis Morris and Jno. Filkinson as referred Feb. 20 last from the King in Council: petitioners shewing that they had served the King at Tangier as soldiers in Col. [Capt.] Chantrell's and Capt. Talbot's Companies in Col. Kirke's Regiment for 22 years and after the demolishment of that place, being sent to Ireland, were there discharged by reason of age and sickness and having received some part of their pay since their coming hither they have applied same in payment of their debts so that now they have nothing left and are like to perish in the streets, being poor and aged.Reference Book III, p. 16.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Morgan Powell for renewal of his patent of Comptroller of Customs at Milford, he being a very loyal man.Ibid.
Same from same to Col. Kirke of the petition of Maurice Flynn, late Ayd Major of Tangier, praying for his pay of 5s. a day out of the several town Major's pay [which is unpaid] ever since 12 Mar., 1681–2. The referee is to certify why he dismissed petitioner.Ibid, p. 17.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Browne, a tidesman, London port, praying for a land carriageman's place as the sea is very inconsistent with his health;Ibid, p. 18.
of the petition of Adam de Cardonell for renewal of his patent as Customer and Collector of Southampton port, which he held during pleasure.
Same to William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of George Simpson for a grant of the place of Keeper in the Forest of Teesdale, co. Durham; the Earl of Carlisle, being then Bowbearer in the said Forest, having pretended a former grant [of said office to himself and thereupon] refused to allow petitioner the profits of said place [of Keeper]; but said Earl being now dead the said place is in the King's gift.Ibid.
Same from same to Sir Stephen Fox of the petition of Mary Quatremaine, widow and relict of Dr. William Quatremaine, late physician to the present King and physician in ordinary to the late King: petitioner shewing that said Dr. died in 1667 leaving a widow and two daughters; that in his sickness he applied by Sir Stephen Fox to the Earl of Clarendon, then Lord Chancellor, for a maintenance for his widow; that the Earl desired Fox to go back to the Dr. and bid him die in quiet for he would take care for a sufficient maintenance for his widow and two children; but the said Earl soon after departing the kingdom no pension was procured till 1678, when by the favour of Sir Ste. Fox a pension of 60l. per an. granted: so that for 11 years petitioner was obliged to maintain herself out of her own fortune, for what the Dr. had saved was laid out in gaining a piece of land out of the sea on which he expended 3,000l. and turned to no account till these last three years and now brings in but 20l. per an. Therefore prays the benefit of her pension from 1667 to 1678 and [for said pension to be] continued to her and her children.Ibid, p. 19.
Mar. 2.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to send from Dover to London and thence to the Duchess of Portsmouth's lodgings in Whitehall a box, trunk and long case directed to her.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 11.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney to report on the following proposal of Felix Calverd.Ibid, p. 12.
Appending: said proposal for the better settlement of the Hearthmoney. "That every Collector of Excise shall be General Receivers from the Collectors of the Hearthmoney within the limit that they are Collectors of the Excise, and [to] return their money distinctly as they do the Excise. (2) That every Surveyor or Supervisor of Excise shall survey and supervise the Collectors of the Hearthmoney as they do the gaugers of the Excise within that riding that they are Surveyors or Supervisors of the Excise."
[Same] to Mr. Darcy et al. to certify the Lord Treasurer whether the enclosed demand [missing] concerning things to be supplied in the next Maundy be the same that it was last year for that service.Ibid.
Same to Mr. [Thomas] Dacoline. You are forthwith to pay into the Exchequer the 500 marks which you have received for the fine set upon William Burman for seditious words.Ibid.
[?]Report to the King from Treasurer Rochester on the petition of Eleanor Bonnett as by the reference dated Feb. 24 last from the King ut supra, p. 21. Petitioner was condemned this last session for clipping and diminishing the coin. She was privy thereto and bought some of the instruments used for clipping, but was under the power of Richard Cabourne lately executed for said offence, she intending to make him her husband. She was acquainted with his gang only a twelvemonth and saw no clipping till she came to the house in Moorfields, where she lived with him about three weeks before they were taken. She has discovered the names of his acquaintances. She is a fit object of mercy.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 5.
Mar. 2.Nomination and appointment by Treasurer Rochester of Philip Burton, esq. to be the solicitor for negotiating and looking after the affairs of the Treasury loco Thomas Lloyd, gent. and to solicit and take care of the prosecution and recovery of all debts due to the King (except those for Customs or other matters for which other solicitors are specially appointed) "and of all other business and affairs which I shall think fit to employ him about, for which purpose he is to give attendance upon me from time to time."Ibid.
Mar. 2.Nomination and appointment by Treasurer Rochester of Henry Wynne as his Majesty's clerk to the Commissioners for Appeals and Excise: with the salary or wages of 100l. per an. payable quarterly: all during the pleasure of the Lord Treasurer.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 5–6.
Same by same of John Langwith (one of the messengers in ordinary [of the Chamber] to the King) [as messenger] to attend the Lord Treasurer loco Richard Gregory, deceased.Ibid, p. 6.
Warrant by same to the King's Remembrancer to exempt the two Customers, the Comptroller and the Searcher of Newcastle port from the order for returning their coast books half yearly and to permit them as heretofore to return their bonds yearly, viz. in Michaelmas term: their petition for such exemption having been favourably reported on by the Customs Commissioners. Any process already made forth on this ground against such officers is to be hereby superseded.Ibid.
Mar. 3.Same by same to the Customs Cashier to pay a discount of 6 per cent. to the East India Company for the residue of the six months and six months (allowed them by their charter for paying their Customs) from the paying down of the 13,000l. computed to be the Customs of the goods by them lately imported in the ships Massingbird, Coast Frigatt, Carolina Rainbow and Lawrell.Money Book VI, p. 3.
Reference from same to William Hewer of the petition of John Brookbank shewing that he served several years at Tangier, has 9l. 10s. 4d. due to him for his service from 1682, April 1, to 1684, July 2, and is very weak and poor and has a wife and three small children.Reference Book III, p. 17.
Warrant from same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Edward Hall as waiter and searcher at Hastings loco John Randall, deceased.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 4.
Henry Guy to Mr. Noell. You have delivered to Treasurer Rochester a book of the arrears due to Alderman Breedon and partners, late Farmers of [the great branches of the revenue of] Ireland, but you have not given in a statement of what arrears are due to the said Farmers upon bonds. Send an account of this, expressing particularly the sums due and the names of the persons from whom same are due.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 12.
Same to Phi. Howard, Receiver [for London and Middlesex,] of the late Seventeen Months' Assessment. Treasurer Rochester has received from Auditor Philips the state of your account. Send my Lord a statement of all tallies and warrants or any other authorities by which you have paid any money upon the said tax and also a balance of your account relating to your receipt of said tax.Ibid.
Mar. 3.Henry Guy to the East India Company. Treasurer Rochester desires you for the present accommodation of his Majesty's affairs to advance to the Customs Cashier the 13,000l. which is computed to be the Customs on the goods imported by you in the Massingbird, Coast Frigatt, Carolina Rainbow and Lawrell.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 12.
Same to Tho. Bennett. Send the Lord Treasurer your answer to the enclosed petition from Sir Richard Grobham How and Mr. Seymour Bowman.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to take in from Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe 20,000l. which they have agreed to lend to the King on the credit of the Excise: and to reserve same for Treasurer Rochester's disposal.Disposition Book IV, p. 6.
Mar. 4.Royal letters patent dormant under the great seal authorising the Treasurer and Under Treasurer of the Exchequer and [or] the Treasury Commissioners to pay from time to time all such fees, salaries and wages as have formerly been accustomed to be paid to the officers and ministers of the Exchequer Court and Receipt of the Exchequer and such rewards to them and others as have been heretofore allowed as by the said Lord Treasurer or Treasury Lords shall be thought fit: it having "always been found necessary to have standing dormant letters patent" to authorise said payments. Hereunder 8,000l. per an. is to be paid to the Lord Treasurer and the usual fees, wages, salaries and rewards to the officers, deputies, ministers, clerks and messengers of the Court of Exchequer and the Receipt thereof and all allowances for necessaries and for diet by liberate for same as formerly and now payable and also "all such rewards to any other our officers and others as well relating to our revenue as otherwise as have been formerly given": and likewise to pay all arrears of such wages etc. due upon surrender of any grant or patent, which arrears "cannot be paid by reason of the surrender thereof being the original warrants for payment." Likewise to make repayment to any person who may make double payment of any debts or rents to the Crown or fines paid on grants not executed or surplusages upon accounts duly stated and declared. Likewise to take discretion to pay out of any other branches of the revenue sums specially charged upon particular branches thereof: it having been found, or may be found, more convenient for the King's service sometimes so to do. (Royal warrant dated Feb. 23 to the Attorney or Solicitor General for said patent.)King's Warrant Book X, pp. 23–4.
Mar. 5.Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners. The Auditors of Imprests inform the Lord Treasurer that you have surcharges upon Sir Thos. Littleton and partners [as Victuallers? and also upon said Littleton as late Treasurer of the Navy] of his late Majesty's Navy. You are forthwith to send such surcharges to said Auditors.Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 42.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to get one of the Tellers to advance 1,150l. to Bevill Skelton, esq. on his allowance as late Envoy Extraordinary to the Dukes of Brunswick; until a privy seal can be passed to authorise said issue.Disposition Book IV, p. 6.
Mar. 5.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt. Treasurer Rochester has directed 2,000l. of Hearthmoney and 3,370l. 10s. 0d. of Customs money (making 5,370l. 10s. 0d. in all) to be paid into the Exchequer this week. This sum is to be issued as follows:Disposition Book IV, pp. 7, 8.
l.s.d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for [the Navy's] weekly money1,50000
to ditto for the Victuallers1,20000
to ditto towards setting out the ships that are now to be fitted out by a list of Feb. 27 last, [being the] first payment50000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [on the Ordnance Office's] weekly money, whereof 91l. 10s. 0d. is intended for White, a sadler1,00000
to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital370100
to Philip Packer for repairs at Somerset House30000
to Capt. Griffith, being intended for mourning for his late Majesty's livery servants50000
£5,370100
The money is to be advanced to such of the above payees as have not orders passed for the issue thereof: as by the letter of Feb. 23 last. (Same dated Mar. 7 to the Customs Cashier, forwarding the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week: said paper including the above items of 1,500l. and 1,200l. to the Navy and 370l. 10s. 0d. to Christ's Hospital, together with the following items, viz. 1,000l. towards the quarterly bill [of salaries for the Customs officers, London port]; 300l. for the Works, for repairs at Somerset House. Total, 4,370l. 10s. 0d.)
Same to Lord Dartmouth [Paymaster of the Ordnance] to pay the abovesaid 91l. 10s. 0d. to Edmund White for 61 troop saddles, for which he has a debenture issued out of the Ordnance Office.Ibid, p. 8.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the 20,000l. lent into the Exchequer by Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe on credit of the Excise, viz.:Ibid, p. 7.
l.
to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces, for two weeks' money [to the Forces, this item being merely the formal authority for the issue of money] "formerly advanced by them"9,000
to the Cofferer by way of advance2,600
to said Fox, for the Forces4,500
to be reserved for Treasurer Rochester's disposal3,900
£20,000
The letters directing the first two of the abovesaid items to be "advanced out of the Excise shall be rectified in regard the money of that revenue was not charged."
Mar. 5.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to get one of the Tellers to advance to Mr. Poley, employed in his Majesty's service in Germany, the 819l. now reserved for him in the Exchequer; until a privy seal can be passed to authorise the payment.Disposition Book IV, p. 8.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing the petition of Henry Picot, one of the Queen Dowager's servants, for liberty to import some pictures. Gratify him herein, if it may be legally done, he paying Customs on the pictures.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 13.
Appending: said petition shewing that the late King some days before he fell sick granted petitioner permission to bring over into England some pictures representing landskipps, flowers and other things which he has beyond the seas, some with gilded frames and some with black frames; and a book containing five printed black estampes representing the Victories of Alexander; and another black book in water colour representing coats of arms: being in all worth about 40l. and are for petitioner's own use and the ornament of his lodgings. Is willing to pay Customs thereon. Therefore prays liberty to send for said pictures "so as they may not be seized in England, being about 40 in number."
Same to Mr. Pepys. According to your desire in yours of yesterday I enclose the proposals of Sir Thomas Pett and Mr. Rogers for building a dry dock at Chatham. You are to attend Treasurer Rochester on Thursday, the 12th inst., at the hearing of Mr. Sturt and Mr. Gauden concerning the account for the victualling of Tangier.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte. It is the King's pleasure that Charles Slingsby be placed on the establishment of the Forces for a reformed Lieutenant's pay, to commence from Christmas last.Ibid.
Same to [the Board of Works] enclosing (a) infra.Ibid, pp. 13–14.
Appending: (a) letter dated Mar. 4 from the Lord Chamberlain to the Lord Treasurer. The King has commanded that the room which is within his Great Bedchamber should be furnished and hung with grey cloth. Please order this to be done speedily with an armed chair of grey cloth, a carpet of ditto for the table, a grey calico curtain for the window. Also a seat of crimson velvet in the Stool Room, a carpet of grey cloth for the side board in the Entring Room, a ditto for the press in the Fane Room and an elbow chair covered with black cloth for his Majesty to sit in at healings.
Warrant from Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the Princess of Denmark, Customs free, seven small pieces of tapestry hangings imported for her and now in the Customs House, London, provided same be not prohibited by the clauses in the late Poll Act as French products.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 4.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Sprigge shewing that his ship with 2,000l. worth of logwood, caliatours wood and cocoa nuts was seized in the Downs and condemned without coming to trial, that he has bought a parcel of caliatours wood to the value of 2,000l. which is prohibited by Act of Navigation as not coming direct from the place of its growth and is therefore liable to be seized though the Custom be duly paid: therefore prays that the wood being seized and appraised he may strike tallies for the King's moiety of the seizure.Reference Book III, p. 19.
Mar. 5.Reference from Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Miles Edgar for the renewal of his patent as searcher of Customs at Chichester, void by the death of Charles II.Reference Book III, p. 20.
Same from same to same of the petition of Nicholas Lewis for a surveyor's, landwaiter's or deputy searcher's place.Ibid.
Same from same to Sir Robert Sawyer, kt., Attorney General, of the petition of John South, esq. shewing that the late King granted him all the estate of Richard Nelthorpe, outlawed for treason, except what was in the county of Durham; that a Commission of inquisition was sent into Nottinghamshire and returned; that he has been at great charge in said inquisition as also in finding out Nelthorpe's personal estate which lies very dark, being settled in others' hands: therefore prays a grant of said estate found by inquisition and a general grant of all said personal estate.Ibid, p. 21.
Same from same to William Blathwayte of the petition of Robert Spencer shewing that the late King farmed the Four and a Half per cent. duty in Barbados to Sir Charles Wheeler, Col. Strode and petitioner for seven years and they were [thereafterwards on their petition made not farmers but] accountable for the profits of said Customs with an allowance of 400l. per an. each for their pains: that the late Treasury Lords took off the said allowance for the last three years: that petitioner never had any advantage from the management besides the said salary which was not stopped upon petitioner's account: therefore prays payment thereof for the said three years for which it was taken off.Ibid, p. 22.
Same from same to the Attorney General of the petition of Geo. Porter shewing that at the last sessions at the Old Bailey he was convicted of manslaughter for the unfortunate killing of Sir James Hackett by which his personal estate is forfeit [and therefore praying pardon and re-grant of said estate].Ibid.
Same from same to Richard Graham of the petition of John Savage shewing that the late King ordered him to make what discovery he could of Jesuits' estates and promised him the full moiety of all he should procure: that he has amongst other things discovered 14 houses in Queen Street, two houses near Holborn Conduit and one house near Fleet Bridge which are now in the King's possession: that the Secondary of London has collected 229l. 3s. 4d. of the rent of said houses and is ready to pay same into the Exchequer: therefore prays a grant of said sum in consideration of the charges and debts he has incurred in the prosecution of this service.Ibid. p. 23.
Same from same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Henry Manaton for a new lease of the woods called Harewood, Northeale woods etc. in the King's manor of Calstock, co. Cornwall, which were granted 13 Car. I to Edmund Fowell for 99 years terminable on the lives of John and Henry his sons, which said interest coming to John on the death of Edmund the father is vested in petitioner by assignment.Ibid. p. 24.
Mar. 5.Reference from Treasurer Rochester to the Mint Commissioners of the petition of Richard Dallow, porter of the Mint, showing that he formerly had two houses in the Tower belonging to his employment and has surrendered them up for the use of the garrison in obedience to the King's command: therefore praying a grant of a small house in the Mint now void by the death of one of the clerks of the Mint.Reference Book III, p. 25
[?]Same from same to the Paymaster of the Forces and Muster Master of the Forces of the petition of Dr. Hawkins, Chaplain of the Tower of London, shewing that in regard of the smallness of his stipend the late King allowed him the pay of the chaplain of one of the Regiments of Guards and he has been allowed to muster a man in each of three Independent Companies of Foot belonging to the Tower for his reading prayers in a morning before the Guards are relieved; that he is respited last January muster and the Commissary says he cannot pass him [his said musters] without a warrant: therefore prays such warrant in consideration of the smallness of his allowance and in regard that he released to the King the arrear of 240l. due to him: failing a fresh warrant for the continuance of his musters he prays for an allowance to be entered on the quarterly books of the Ordnance Office or of the Mint.Ibid.
Mar. 5.Same from same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Doughty, a prisoner, praying for an arrear of about 3,000l. on Customs.Ibid, p. 27.
Same from same to same of the petition of Thomas Pitts shewing that he is factor to some merchants at Cadiz who have bought (of Capt. Prestman, Commander in Chief of the King's ships in the Straits by bill of sale dated 1684, Nov. 30) a Sallee prize taken by one of the King's men of war: that said prize is laden with wine and consigned to him to London: therefore prays that she may be made free "as other ships sold by his Majesty have been" and that he may pay Custom as if said goods had come in an English built ship.Ibid.
Same from same to Lemuel Kingdon of the petition of Thomas Lane, esq. for grant of an arrear of 7,200l. due to the King from the heirs of Sir William Bucknall and Robt. Huntington upon their farm of the 5s. per tun on all French ships lading or unlading goods or passengers in England, Ireland, Wales or Berwick.Ibid, p. 28.
Same from same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Lady Coney shewing that by decree in Chancery she was ordered to receive out of the estate of Ford, Lord Grey of Werke, 40l. per an. for her life: prays that said annuity with the arrears thereof may be paid out of said estate by Richard Grahme, Phillip Burton and William Shaw to whom the King has granted said estate.Ibid, p. 32.
Mar. 5.Approval and allowance by Treasurer Rochester of (1) Richard Kent's bill of the charge, detailed, of passing his account for the year ended 1683, Sept. 29, as Receiver General and Cashier of the Customs (total 155l. 2s. 8d.), and (2) of his disbursements, detailed, for money paid into the Exchequer, for loss of money and also for portage [into the Exchequer] of money received [in the Customs Office] upon bills of exchange: said accounts being sworn to by Kent before [Baron, Sir] William Gregory, and certified by the Auditors of Imprests.Money Book VI, pp. 4–6.
Money warrant for 370l. 10s. 0d. to the Treasurer of Christ's Hospital ("the major, commonalty and citizens of London, Governors of the possessions, revenues and goods of the Hospitals of Edward the VIth King of England of Christ, Bridewell and St. Thomas the Apostle"), being due to them at Christmas last for the better support of the [King's mathematical] children of the new royal foundation in Christ Hospital and encouragement of the masters of ships who shall take them as apprentices.Ibid, p. 7.
Warrant from Treasurer Rochester to the Commissioners and Auditor and Comptroller of Excise to allow to Patrick Gilmore, collector of Excise in cos. Stafford and Salop, 250l. upon his account, he having in 1683, Aug., paid that sum to Robert Batho, a person then of great dealings and good repute and in return taken a bill from him on Robert Tart, who refused to accept same, and the said Batho absconding, said Gilmore had him arrested and cast into the Fleet, where he is now a prisoner for said 250l.Ibid.
Report from same to the King on the petition of Capt. Edmund Barry, son of Col. William Barry deceased, Lieut. Terence Obrien and Lieut. James Barrett, praying for an allowance of half pay as made to other officers in like circumstances. The Paymaster of the Forces and W. Blathwait, Secretary at War, have certified that they have seen the certificates of Col. Macharte and Col. Kirk that Barry had served as a Lieutenant in the Duke of Monmouth's Regiment in France until that regiment was called home; and it is certified by Capt. O'Conner and Capt. Marke Talbott that O'Bryen and Barrett were both Lieutenants in Col. Dungan's Regiment in France and upon the late King's Proclamation quitted their said employment as is likewise certified for the latter by Sir Edw. Scott: "which are the qualifications for intituling them to the half pay abovementioned."Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 7.
Same from same to same on the petition of James Tazwell (Taswell) of Limington, co. Somerset, to the late King (as by the reference of Feb. 17 last) concerning his father's forfeited bond of 500l. to answer a charge of barratry of which he was convicted in Easter term, 33 Car. II, and for which he remained a prisoner in the Counter till his death, yet petitioner is now sued for same. It appears by the certificate of William Briggs, clerk of the Fleet prison, that James Taswell [senr.] was committed to the Fleet 1681–2, Mar. 4, and died there. Petitioner is well esteemed by the gentry of the country and is an object of mercy.Ibid, p. 8.
Mar. 5.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester for the execution of a warrant dated Jan. 15 last by the Treasury Lords to the Barons of the Exchequer ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VII, p. 1496, for taking Sir Cornwall Bradshaw's security as collector of wool, hides etc. in Poole port.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 9.
Same from same to the King's Remembrancer to issue process of Distringas [ad computandum] against John Langley as Receiver General of the last Six Months' Assessment for co. Gloucester on which account he is indebted 299l.; Charles Williams as late same of same Assessment for co. Monmouth, who is similarly indebted 17l.; Daniel Davies late same of same for co. Cardigan, who is similarly indebted 9l.: and to renew process against Ralph Hollinshead as late same of the last Eighteen Months' Assessment for co. Chester on 2,200l. owing from him; and similarly against the Commissioners for Haverford West for the late Six Months' Assessment, for the entire sum of that Assessment which is yet in arrear.Ibid, p. 10.
Mar. 6.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 3,000l. to Robert, Earl of Sunderland, one of the Principal Secretaries of State, for secret service, without account. (Money warrant dated Mar. 23 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Mar. 18. Money order dated Mar. 24 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 32. Money Book VI, p. 18. Order Book I, p. 4.
Same to same for a same for 2,000l. to Charles, Earl of Middleton, one of the Principal Secretaries of State, for secret service. (Money warrant dated Mar. 18 hereon. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Mar. 23. Money order dated Mar. 24 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 32. Money Book VI, p. 18. Order Book I, p. 5.
Same to same for a dormant same for the payment to abovesaid Earls of Sunderland and Middleton of the yearly sum of 1,850l. each during their continuance as Secretaries of State and as in lieu of pensions in respect of said office: the payments to be made by 462l. 10s. 0d. each per quarter, by warrants on the Customs and to commence from Christmas last.King's Warrant Book X, pp. 32–3.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a new dormant great seal for the salaries of the Judges of the several Courts of Justice at Westminster, viz. as in lieu of their ancient fees and allowances to grant to each of them the yearly sum of 1,000l. as they received in the time of Charles II, that is to say 250l. each on the last day of every term and by debentures as hitherto accustomed, the first payment being reckoned as due to them on the last day of last Hilary term. In case of death or supercession said salary is to be paid up to the date thereof. During the continuance of the payment of the above fee no payment is to be made at the Exchequer on the fees heretofore payable [under Charles II's similar grant] to said Judges or to any of them as Justices of assize or gaol delivery.Ibid, pp. 33–4.
Same to same for a same for 500l. per an. to Sir Edward Herbert, Chief Justice of Chester, as an addition to the profits of his place there, said addition having been granted upon the augmentation of the salaries of the Judges at Westminster and having been so continued to Sir Job Charlton and to Sir George Jefferys as severally Chief Justices of Chester and so enjoyed by said Herbert up to the end of last Michaelmas term. To be paid ut supra.Ibid, p. 34.
Mar. 6.Three separate royal sign manuals for respectively 800l., 500l. and 500l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of Feb. 27 last. (Three separate money warrants dated Mar. 9 hereon. Two separate money orders dated Mar. 10 for 800l. and 500l. hereon. The omission of the third money order for 500l. is probably a clerical slip.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 35. Money Book VI, p. 8. Order Book I, p. 2.
Reference from Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Harris for a tidewaiter's place, London port, he having served the King at sea as a volunteer on the king's ship Faulcon.Reference Book III, p. 20.
Same from same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton of the petition of John Williamson and Thomas Williamson shewing that they were convicted of barratry at the assizes at Carlisle and were fined 100l. and 50l. respectively: and praying remission of the fine as they are poor and have both stood in the pillory.Ibid.
Same from same to Sir Robert Sawyer, Attorney General, of the petition of Antho. Segar shewing that he had a grant of the place of Customer of Southampton for life in reversion of Adam de Cardonell, whose patent is terminated by the late King's death; therefore praying to be admitted into his place.Ibid.
Same from same to William Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of Aldred Seaman for renewal of his patent as steward of his Majesty's borough of Milverton.Ibid, p. 21.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Mr. Lytcott for renewal of his patent as Comptroller General of the Accounts of the Customs.Ibid.
Same from same to same of the petition of John Tombs, late a tidesurveyor, London port, praying for a deputy searcher's place ibid.Ibid, p. 22.
Same from same to Mr. Hewer of the petition of James Brady, late a soldier at Tangier and discharged Dec. 1 last by reason of his wounds received in the King's service: prays payment of the 47l. 10s. 0d. arrears due to him, he being in great want.Ibid.
Same from same to same of the petition of Mary Rudely praying for the pay of Capt. Charles Collier to be stopped till she be satisfied the arrears due to her late husband which [money] is now in said Captain's hands.Ibid.
Same from same to Sir William Boreman of the petition of William Yardley to the King for renewal of his place as under housekeeper and wardrobe keeper of the palace at Greenwich together with the place of keeper of the Dwarf Orchard and Gardens there, in consideration that he has been at great charges in settling himself there and is much in arrear [with his salary].Ibid, p. 23.
Mar. 6.Reference from Treasurer Rochester to the Mint Commissioners of the petition of Jane Brough, widow of Thomas Brough, late clerk of the papers in the Mint and a servant there near 60 years: shewing that her husband died a few days before the end of the quarter wherefore scruple is made of paying said quarter's salary: therefore prays payment thereof, she being 72 years old and without subsistence.Reference Book III, p. 23.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Lewis Stuckley for renewal of his grant as Comptroller of Customs, Plymouth port, which he has held since the Restoration.Ibid.
Same from same to William Blathwayte of the petition of Humphry Okeover and Richard Lovet shewing that they are credibly informed that there is in Virginia several silver mines and one gold mine there not yet wrought upon: that there are several statutes for the encouragement of undertakers in finding out and working mines royal whereby one-third of the profits accrues to the King and two-thirds to the undertakers: therefore prays a commission under the royal signet for the working of such gold or silver mines not yet wrought upon within Virginia, notwithstanding any other former grant, with permission to carry over 100 grovers or miners and other labourers for working same, "which will be no charge to your Majesty either by advance of money or otherwise."Ibid, p. 24.
Same from same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of George Sisson for the stones of a ruined castle belonging to the King at Penrith.Ibid, p. 25.
Same from same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of William Wynn for the next vacant supervisor's place in the Excise and meanwhile to be employed as a messenger in the Excise.Ibid.
Same from same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Ward showing that Treasurer Danby granted William Scawen a place as collector of certain small rents in co. Cornwall, which grant "your Lordship" confirmed: that said Scawen's name was only in trust: therefore prays for a warrant in his own name.Ibid, p. 26.
Same from same to William Blathwayte of the petition of Eliz. Calere for payment of the 88l. 15s. 0d. arrears of pay due to her husband (after deduction of 12d. per day [which] he received) [viz. as due for the period] 1674, May, to 1683–4, Jan. 1.Ibid, p. 27.
Same from same to William Hewer of the petition of Edward Chapman, late trooper at Tangier, shewing that he received a commission from General Monck at the Restoration as Quartermaster in a Troop of Horse in which he served till the disbanding of the army, then went to Tangier where waiting on the Earl of Middleton, then Governor, to view the ground near the lines of Tangier he fell into an ambuscade and after many wounds was taken prisoner and thence taken to Meknes ("Machoness") among the [Moorish] King's captives and had no way for his redemption: that he continued seven years and three months a prisoner to that King until he paid 169l. sterling of his own money for his redemption: being above 70 years old prays a pension: said petition being referred from the King with a recommendation for some competent provision to be made him until Chelsea Hospital be ready to receive him, where his Majesty intends to place him.Ibid, p. 32.
Mar. 6.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to send the goods of the Mareschal de l'Orge lately arrived in the Henrietta yacht to the French ambassador's house in St. James's Square.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 14.
Same to same enclosing a copy of an order of the King in Council of Feb. 25 last ordering a Collector of Customs at Maryland to be constituted in the room of Mr. Rousby, murdered by Col. Georg Talbot. I also enclose an account of [the duty on] logwood [imported] in London port from Michaelmas, 1683, to Michaelmas, 1684. If same be a true account the officer is to sign it: if not true it is to be corrected.Ibid.
Report to the King from Treasurer Rochester on the petition of John and Henry Portlocke as by the reference of Feb. 24 last from the King for pardon, they having 15 years since seen Henry Elliot clip the King's coin and concealed the fact. Petitioners were impeached before Abjohn Stoakes, a Justice of Peace for co. Wilts, by said Elliot, who is since dead. Petitioners are old men.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 7.
Mar. 7.Henry Guy to Mr. Stephens for a certificate of what is due to the [Army] Commission officers lately employed. In all your reports to the Lord Treasurer upon petitions you are to particularly express the time when the [petitioner's] service was performed.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 14.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney to report on the following papers.Ibid.
Appending: note of (a) complaint dated Jan. 12 last from the Justices of Peace of co. Bucks against Richard Uthwat, a Hearthmoney officer.
(b) Same dated Jan. 15 last from same as to same.
Same to same forwarding the paper of the disposition of the cash of the Excise and Hearthmoney for the present week, viz.:Disposition Book IV, p. 9.
Out of the Excise.
l.
to the King in part of the arrears due to him as Duke of York2,000
to the Queen Dowager1,000
to Prince George1,000
to Mr. Toll in part of his debt1,000
to Mr. Hornby in part of his debt500
for the quarterly bill [of the Excise Office salaries] due at Michaelmas last1,500
to Mr. Freind and Calverd in part of their debt1,500
£8,500
l.
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance1,000
to the Treasurer of the Navy towards setting out the ships that are now to be fitted as by the list of Feb. 27 [last]500
to Mr. Griffith for mourning for the livery servants of his late Majesty500
£2,000
Mar. 9.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester for the execution of a warrant dated Jan. 31 last by the late Treasury Lords, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VII, p. 1523, for 30l. 13s. 4d. to John Langwith for six months to 1684, Christmas, as messenger attending the Customs.Money Book VI, p. 10.
Allowance by same of said Langwith's two bills of 15l. 3s. 4d. and 30l. 13s. 4d. for respectively 1684, June 24, and 1684, Christmas half year, as messenger attending the Treasury Lords.Ibid.
Warrant from same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Fowler as a landwaiter, London port loco James Foyle, lately deceased.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 4.
Henry Guy to Mr. Marley to send speedily to the Auditors of Imprests an account of the Tenths received by the late Bishop of Winchester from 1683, Christmas, to the time of his decease.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 14.
Same to Col. Farr to send to the said Auditors an account with vouchers of the 400l. imprested to you for fortifications at Landguard Fort. If you fail herein process ad computandum will issue.Ibid.
Same to Lord Dartmouth. Send the Lord Treasurer your report on the enclosed order of Council [missing] upon the petition of the East India Company.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Graham [of the] Privy Purse to send to the Auditors of Imprests an account (with the vouchers thereof) of the 900l. imprested to you for repairing Bagshot Lodge and impaling the park there.Ibid, p. 15.
Same to the Earl of Berkeley for a like account of the 1,000l. imprested to you for repairing Nonsuch Park.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox for a like account of the moneys received by you for the Royal Hospital at Chelsea.Ibid.
Same to Visct. Falkland for the like account for the time you have acted as Treasurer of the Navy; none of your accounts having hitherto been delivered in to the Auditors.Ibid.
Same to Lord Jermyn for a like account of the 400l. imprested to the late Earl of St. Albans for repairs and fortifications at Jersey.Ibid.
Same to Baptist May for a like account of several great sums of money imprested to you for Healing medals.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Seymour. Your accounts for 1676 and 1677 as late Treasurer of the Navy cannot be perfected till some queries arising thereout have been answered. Also your accounts for the succeeding years have not been delivered in to the Auditors. You are to attend to these matters.Ibid.
Mar. 9.Henry Guy to Sir Edmd. Andrews to send to the Auditors of Imprests an account (with vouchers) of the 61l. 15s. 7d. imprested to you for pay of the Barbados Regiment under the command of Sir Tobias Bridges.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 15.
Same to Mr. Trant and Capt. Freeman for a like account of the 21,836l. 3s. 5½d. imprested to Col. Stapleton, Governor of the Leeward Islands, for the pay of the two Companies [of Foot] in said Islands, you having had the receipt of the money and the management of said Stapleton's affairs in England.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Chetwin for a like account of the 800l. imprested to you for buying horses for the late King.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Griffith for a like account of the 8,988l. 19s. 4d. remaining unaccounted for of the 10,488l. 19s. 4d. imprested to you for the King's stables and for buying of horses.Ibid, p. 16.
Same to Dr. Benjamin Worsley for a like account of the 400l. imprested to you for the service of the Council of Foreign Plantations.Ibid.
Same to Visct. Yarmouth for a like account of the wood farm for the year ended 1684, Sept. 29.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Slingsby for a like account of the money imprested to you for the service of the late Council of Foreign Plantations and also of the 1,600l. imprested to you in 1663 for building new offices in the Mint.Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. You were directed by the late Treasury Lords to forthwith perfect all Mr. Seymour's accounts as late Treasurer of the Navy pursuant to the proposal agreed between said Seymour and you. Also none of the accounts of Visct. Falkland, the present Treasurer of the Navy, have yet been brought in to the Auditors. Also the Victualling accounts of Sir Tho. Littleton and partners for two years ended 1673, Dec. 31, are not forfeited and the Victualling accounts of Mr. Brett, Mr. Parsons and partners for the time of their contract are not delivered in. Also you have not perfected the surcharge upon Sir Tho. Littleton's last account ending 1671, Oct. 14, as Treasurer of the Navy. You are to perfect all these matters and are to give the respective accomptants allowance of all the moneys due to them by their respective contracts with the late King.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Trant. There was imprested to Jno. Baines, esq. deceased, 15,685l. 14s. 10d. for the pay of the Barbados Regiment under Sir Tobias Bridges. If you are not able to render an account thereof you are to inform Treasurer Rochester, who is chiefly concerned and capable so to do.Ibid.
Mar. 9.Henry Guy to Sir Tho. Wharton's clerk to attend the Auditors of Imprests with all the accounts and vouchers of said Wharton and of Mr. Wharton his son during the time of their being wardens of the Mint.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 16.
Same to Mr. Heningham to attend said Auditors in order to settle some queries remaining unanswered on Lord Godolphin's account as late Master and Gentleman of the Robes.Ibid, p. 17.
Same to the executors of Sir Tho. Littleton to attend the dispatch of the accounts for two years ended 1673, Dec. 31, of said Littleton and partners as Victuallers of the Navy.Ibid.
Same to Sir Thomas Player to attend the despatch of the account of 100,000l. imprested to you for paying off and disbanding the late New Raised Forces: also send the Auditors an account of the 403l. 12s. 0d. part of 18,176l. 2s. 0d. due to several persons by assignments from Sir George Carteret, late Treasurer of the Navy.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Roberts to attend the despatch of your accounts as Receiver of the Honor of Windsor and Paymaster of the Works there.Ibid.
Same to Sir Dennis Gauden, Benja. Gauden et al. to attend the despatch of their accounts for 1670 and 1671 as Victuallers of the Navy.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Spencer to send to the Auditors of Imprests your accounts and vouchers as Clerk of the Faculties since 1663, Oct.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Griffin for the like accounts for the several years since 1678, Sept. 29, as Treasurer of the Chamber.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Lock for the like account of the 552l. 10s. 6d. imprested to you for the service of the Council of Foreign Plantations.Ibid, p. 18.
Same to Mr. Peter du Mouline for the like account of the 700l. imprested to you for the use of the Council of Trade.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer. Send the Auditors of Imprests your answer to the queries which have arisen upon your accounts from 1680, April 30, to 1682, June 30, as late Treasurer of Tangier.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Parsons, Mr. Brett and partners. None of your accounts as Victuallers have been delivered in. You are to transmit them with the vouchers.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Sidney for the like account from 1681, Lady day, as late Gentleman and Master of the Robes.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Watson for the like account of the 5,000l. imprested to you for the use of the King's stables.Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to order the respective persons, liable, to attend the despatch of the account of Francis, late Lord Willoughby of Parham, for the Four and a Half per cent. revenue of Barbados from 1663, Sept. 15, to 1664, Aug. 10, when said Lord was Governor there.Ibid.
Mar. 9.Henry Guy to Mr. Porter to deliver to the Auditors whatever tallies, pleas, receipts or other vouchers are wanting to the perfecting your several accounts before them.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 18.
Same to Mr. Packer for the like accounts, ut supra, as Paymaster of the Works from 1680, March, and as Paymaster of the Works at Winchester.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Bowles to attend in order to the finishing his accounts as Master of the Tents, Hayles and Pavilions.Ibid.
Same to the executors of Sir William Parkhurst for the like account as above of the 1,400l. imprested to him in 1661 for new building in the Mint and the 2,808l. 9s. 8½d. imprested in 1665 for repairing of houses [there].Ibid, p. 19.
Same to the Mint Commissioners for the like account of their offices since 1682, Nov. 22.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Jervis for the like account of 3,141l. 17s. 11½d. imprested to you for the President and Council of the Marches of Wales.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Killegrew for the like account of the 1,000l. imprested to you.Ibid.
Same to the Board of Greencloth to forthwith make up the account of what was due in the Cofferer's Office at Christmas last to the servants of the late King. (The like letter to Mr. Griffin [for the servants payable in the Office of the Treasurer of the Chamber]. The like letter to Mr. Darcy, Mr. Benyon and Col. Phillips [for the servants payable in the Great Wardrobe].)Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General concerning the omission of the clause "during pleasure" from a draft deputation [missing].Ibid.
Same to William Blathwayte to attend Sir Richard Lloyd in order to the prosecution of the ship Elizabeth just arrived, William Lundy master, from New England, being one of the ships carrying part of the goods from the ship L'Trompeuze. (Same to said Lloyd to take all care to seize and prosecute said ship.)Ibid, pp. 19, 20.
Same to the Attorney General for his opinion whether the privy seal for 12,000l. worth of timber to the Earl of Arlington out of Whittlewood and Salcey Forests may be executed or is a new privy seal necessary.Ibid, p. 20.
Same to the Mint Commissioners. If you have any ancient Coronation medals send them to Treasurer Rochester that he may lay them before the King.Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to attend Treasurer Rochester at the house of Sir Robert Howard [Auditor of the Receipt] on Wednesday morning next.Ibid.
Mar. 9.Henry Guy to Mr. Noell to bring in forthwith the tallies of pro of Sir John James et al. which were delivered over to George Dashwood and his partners for their better security upon payment of the first year's surplus of Excise.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 20.
Treasurer Rochester to the Archbishop of Canterbury. No accounts of the Tenths of Canterbury have been delivered in to the Auditors of Imprests since 1674. You are to order the sub-collectors, concerned, to transmit their accounts from that time.Ibid, p. 21.
The like letter to the Bishop of Winchester for the accounts since 1677, Christmas.
The like letter to the Bishop of Lincoln for the account for the year ended 1684, Christmas, and also to pay into the Exchequer the 711l. 16s. 4d. resting in your hands at the foot of your accounts ended 1683, Christmas, of such Tenths.
The like letter to the Bishop of Llandaff for the account for the year ended 1684, Christmas: also to pay in all the money of Tenths collected by you in the year ended Christmas, 1683.
Reference from Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Francis Godfrey for renewal of his patent as Customer of Lynn Regis, co. Norfolk.Reference Book III, p. 26.
Same from same to Thomas [First Secondary in the King's Remembrancer's Office] to examine the sureties proposed by Robert Squibb for his place as Receiver of First Fruits (viz. said Squibb in 5,000l. and William Dickinson, Phillip Burton, Henry Ball, Samuel Langford and Arnold Squibb in 200l. each. Total bond, 6,000l.).Ibid.
Same from same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Francis Saunders for a place in the Customs, he having been bred up in business in London.Ibid, p. 27.
Same from same to William Blathwaite of the account of Mr. Randolph of 471l. by him expended in the King's service in New England: together with two orders of Council and other papers [missing].Ibid, p. 28.
Recommendation from same to same of the petition of Erasmus Evans for a tidesurveyor's or coastwaiter's place, he having been a tidesman in fee, London port, this four years.Ibid.
Henry Guy to Sir Henry Killigrew, executor to his father. You are to give in an account of the 1,000l. imprested to your father: with the vouchers thereof.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 25.
Warrant from Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order of the King in Council dated Whitehall Jan. 7 last for a duty of only 5s. per ton to be asked for one year from date thereof on the export of iron guns and mortar pieces.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 10.
Prefixing copy of said order.
Same from same to Brooke Bridges and Thomas Done, Auditors of Imprests, to make allowance to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces, in his account for the Forces for the year ending 1683, Dec. 31, of 6,666l. 13s. 4d. (being one third of the deduction for the two preceding years of 12d. per 20s. on payments made by him to the Forces), being so much transferred by virtue of the privy seal of 1683, May 17, to the use of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea: the same being hereby to be charged upon him in his accounts of the said Hospital: and for the future only one-third of the said deduction is to be charged on account of the Forces for the service thereof and the remaining third is hereby to be charged from time to time upon the Paymaster in his account of the said Hospital: all by reason that the royal sign manual of 1682, Nov. 15, directed that the Paymaster of the Forces should be charged with two-thirds of the said deduction, "which his Majesty did then intend should be applied for the pay of his Majesty's Forces in lessening the assignment of money for the said establishment" wherefore the said Paymaster is charged in his Army accounts for the two years ended 1682, Dec. 31, with 13,333l. 6s. 8d., being the said two-thirds without any allowance for [the moiety thereof being] money assigned by him for the use of said Hospital in accordance with the terms of the abovesaid privy seal [such charge being] by reason that said privy seal did not come to the hands of the Auditors of Imprests until after the accounts of said two years were declared.Ibid, pp. 11–12.
Mar. 10.Henry Guy to Mr. Hutbald to perfect the account of the debt resting on the foot of Sir George Wharton's last account and likewise to supply the Auditors with the vouchers for said Wharton's claim of 23,336l. 7s. 4¾d. for interest.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 22.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney to report on a paper [missing] signed by P. Trant and William Bridges relating to some collectors of the Hearthmoney.Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on a patent granted by Charles II to Mr. Vaughan and Mr. Dorrington of the duty of post groats together with the assignment thereof to Robert Sanders and the petition of Mr. John Draper.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Stephens for an account of what is due to the Guards [sic for Navy Yards] for the two quarters ended 1683, Christmas, and 1684, Lady day, distinguishing each respective yard.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Darcy and partners for an estimate of the things demanded by the enclosed letter [missing] of the 9th inst. from the Lord Chamberlain.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Pepys for a true estimate of what is due to all the yachts.Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney. At the request of Mr. Row and the late Managers [Farmers] of the Hearthmoney you are to permit such officers as had the audit and care of the books of the Hearthmoney during the five years of your [sic for their, Row's et al.] management, to be appointed from time to time to attend the placing of the said books [? for] each county, city or town for every half year distinctly.Ibid, p. 23.
Mar. 10.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to bearer the box seized at Deal and directed to Mr. Congnard the father and son: same being for the use of Visct. Cornbury.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 20.
Money order for 200l. to Sir Robert Howard, Auditor of the Receipt, for one year to 1684, Christmas, on the usual and accustomed allowance for extraordinary service performed in his office.Order Book I, p. 2.
Same for 228l. 9s. 7d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries delivered to the officers of said Court in 1684, Hilary term, and for diet to himself at 5d. a day 1684, July 12, to 1684–5, Mar. 7.Ibid, p. 3.
Same for 382l. 16s. 3d. to same for same supplied in 1684, Trinity term, and for the like diet 1683–4, Mar. 4, to 1684, July 12.Ibid.
Same for 236l. 17s. 10d. to same for same supplied in 1684, Michaelmas term.Ibid.
Warrant from Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to pay 152l. 0s. 7d. to John Bankes of London, merchant; it appearing that in 1679 he informed the Treasury Lords that there was a very great running of goods in the West of England when he recommended Mr. Herne and Mr. Dawson for the suppressing of that trade, who were accordingly sent 1679–80, Jan. 17, and were equipped and maintained at said Bankes's expense till Feb. 9 following, from which time they received 10s. a day each from the King, the rest of their expense being borne by said Bankes: and they having on that occasion done the King considerable service.Money Book VI, p. 8.