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April 1685, 11-20

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'Entry Book: April 1685, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 124-135. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82493 Date accessed: 22 November 2014.


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April 1685, 11-20

April 11.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney of the petition of Edward Gibbs for a collectorship of Hearthmoney of some county in the West of England or towards Wales, having been formerly recommended for same and having faithfully served the King both in civil and military affairs.Reference Book III, p. 66.
Henry Guy to Mr. Darcy et al. to provide furniture as follows for the Queen's bedchamber and to deliver same to Francis Rogers, keeper of the Standing Wardrobe in Whitehall.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 53.
Appending: undated letter from the Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain, to Treasurer Rochester. The Queen, through Lord Godolphin, her Lord Chamberlain, desires that the bedchamber in Whitehall wherein the Queen Dowager lately lodged be hung with black cloth, with black taffeta curtains for the alcove and the window, the floor of the alcove to be covered with black cloth, two elbow chairs, four stools of black cloth, carpets of blackcloth for two tables.
April 11.Henry Guy to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney to restore — Jackson, an officer of Excise or Hearthmoney at St. Albans, who was lately dismissed, and another put in his place.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 53.
Treasurer Rochester to the Earl of Bath, Lord Warden of the Stannaries. From a paper presented to me by Mr. Upcott and Mr. Treweeke, two of the supervisors of the tin blowing houses in Cornwall, it appears that four new blowing houses have been built in Cornwall and more likely to be built. Please consider whether the continuance [of these] or the increase of blowing houses be for his Majesty's service. "I am likewise informed that the great prejudice to his Majesty's service is the placing of them upon pretence of having their coals readyler brought to them nigh the sea or a navigable river where the tin is easily and frequently embezzled and carried away without bringing it to the Coinage Halls as particularly it may be done at Penryn and Gweek; and yet to make use of these blowing houses the tinners are contented to carry their tin some of them seven miles or more to those smugling places." Consult with the officers of the Stannaries and send me your opinion hereon.Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed drafts [missing] of two warrants for stay of process against several of the King's subjects who had been sufferers for their loyalty in the late rebellion.Ibid, p. 57.
April 13.Same to Capt. John Baynes, heir and executor to the late Commissary Baines, to forthwith carry to the Auditors of Imprests your father's accounts and vouchers for moneys imprested to him for paying the officers and soldiers of the late Sir Tobias Bridges' Regiment: otherwise process will issue against you.Ibid, p. 54.
Same to Mr. Normansell, one of the secondaries in London, to forthwith pay into the Exchequer the 229l. 3s. 4d. levied by you of the rents and profits of several houses in London formerly discovered to belong to priests and Jesuits or given to superstitious uses.Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney to report on the following papers.Ibid.
Appending: note only of said papers; being a letter dated Trowbridge, April 8 inst., to Sir Gilbert Talbot, signed B. M. brewer [? Brewer]; a paper dated Mar. 30 signed Ro. Roche containing what he will swear against Samll. Roberts, collector of Hearthmoney, co. Wilts, if required; another to the same effect dated Mar. 13 signed Antho. Simes; another of same date signed William Somner.
Same to Mr. Darcy and partners to provide a scarlet cloak as follows.Ibid.
Appending: (a) order of the King in Council dated Whitehall, April 8. Upon reading the petition of the High Constable for the City and Liberties of Westminster, setting forth that of ancient right and custom the said High Constable, giving his attendance has constantly had a scarlet cloak given him at the Coronation of the Kings of England, it is ordered that such a cloak be provided for him accordingly.
April 13.Henry Guy to Mr. Darcy and partners to provide the particulars following.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 55.
Appending: (a) order of the King in Council dated Whitehall, April 10 inst., for the providing of two false stools with coverings and cushions for the Queen.
(b) letter dated April 9 from the Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain, requesting the following particulars to be provided as wanting in the Removing Wardrobe to be used in the furnishing the rooms and other places at Westminster against the Coronation: viz. 10,000 of large tenter hooks, 20,000 lesser ditto, 40,000 tacks, 2,000 crotch hooks, 12 hammers, 12 whiskes, six brushes, 12 lb. of packthread and 40 lb. of large thread lyar.
Same to same to provide the following for the King's Champion.Ibid.
Appending. order of the King in Council dated April 10 inst. for the providing for the King's Champion a plume of feathers of 17 falls of the colour of the three nations viz. red, blue and white, and bases of cloth of gold; a rich great field saddle with harness and trappings of cloth of gold; rich holsters; rich bridle bit; and bosses with a plume of feathers in the head stall; and two Trumpet Banners of the Champion's own arms.
Same to Mr. Burton. Take the information of this bearer, Mr. Cooper, as to where assets are to be found belonging to Bullein Rymes, who is indebted to the King.Ibid, p. 56.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to forthwith employ James Croston as a quayman in London port as desired, supra, p. 68.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fillingham. Treasurer Rochester is informed by Sir William Boreman this morning that the officers of the Greencloth had the use of the Long Gallery at the Coronation of the late King. You are to let them use it again, taking care that no prejudice be done to his Majesty's records that are kept there. Sir William Boreman has declared that no person but themselves shall come there.Ibid.
Same to the [Exchequer Court] Auditor for Wales for a certificate what arrears are now due to the King from any of the Receivers, bailiffs, fee farmers or tenants of the King's land revenues in Wales.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed proposals [missing] concerning lead. Also send an account what lead has been exported from the several ports of England within three years last past.Ibid.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petitions of Jno. Steventon, William Barret, Edwd. Lassells, Jno. Cary, and Benja. Whichcott, merchant importers and traders in tobacco, shewing that debentures due upon tobacco exported from London to Newcastle and thence transported by land carriage to Scotland are refused to be paid to petitioners contrary to the continued practice ever since the making of the Book of Rates and never before disputed save once about seven years since and then given against the King by judgment of law: therefore pray relief.Reference Book III, p. 58.
April 13.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of George Eastman to be promoted from a tidesman's to a tidesurveyor's or coastwaiter's place, he being the husband of the daughter of Capt. Robt. Courser, who served the late King in several fights and was prisoner at Chelsea College two years, losing 2,000l. which was all he had.Reference Book III, p. 62.
Same by same to the Attorney and Solicitor General of the following paper.Ibid, pp. 65–6.
Prefixing: report dated April 13 [to Treasurer Rochester] from [Auditor] W. Aldworth and W. Lowndes. We have considered the point whether the late Contractors for the Hearthmoney should in their account be charged only with the rent answered to them [by their sub-Farmers] for Wales and the four Northern counties or with the gross produce [of the Hearthmoney] for those places. We find in their contract no covenant on their part to account for the gross produce, nor any covenant to restrain them from sub-farming in any place whatsoever. It is also true, as they allege, that the late Excise Farmers in their account were charged only with the rent paid by the sub-farmers of Excise in Wales and the four Northern Counties and not with the gross produce there. On the other hand it is plain that the persons called Contractors were made only collectors, receivers and officers for the collecting, receiving and managing the revenue; in which quality they differ from absolute farmers and (without any express covenant) they seem liable to be accountants for the [whole Hearthmoney] revenue itself. The King covenanted to allow them 26,000l. for management if upon the yearly accounts of said revenue it should appear that it had bona fide arisen to or made more than the yearly sum agreed upon, bad debts and arrears included. We conceive that the yearly account of the revenue here mentioned must needs be of the [whole] gross product because it was to include arrears and bad debts and not merely such rent as the contractors would agree for "who in such case might make the rent and their own account by it to be as little as they should please." The said 26,000l. for management is mentioned to be for their charge and pains in management of the said revenue, to wit the [said] revenue in general and not for part of it. If the Contractors did do a lawful act in subfarming the Hearthmoney of Wales and the four Northern Counties, (Farmers for years having generally an implicit power to make under leases when not restrained) yet the King may nevertheless have an account of what the revenue itself arose to there and such account seems in this case to be the more reasonable and necessary because if the Farmers could let part and account only for the rent, they might have let more or the whole and have accounted only for the rent and so they might have gained to themselves the whole 26,000l. per an. or such part of it as they pleased without being at any charge at all, [which is] contrary to reason and the tenor of the contract.
The case of the Hearthmoney Contractors differs from that of the Excise Farmers in these respects. (1) The Excise Farmers by the patents by which they were to have their allowances for management had express leave to subfarm the Excise of Wales and the four Northern Counties at certain rents, without mention made that any abatement should be made of their allowances because they would be at no charge in Wales or the said Counties; but the contract for the Hearthmoney contains no such express licence. (2) The Excise Farmers satisfied the Treasury Lords (when they accompted for the first three years) that the whole [allowance of] 55,000l. per an. and more was expended in management, which appears by the Treasury Lords allowing them 56,000l. per an. But it does not appear that the Hearthmoney Contractors have expended so much as their 26,000l. per an.
We therefore think the King ought to have his account for the gross product of the Hearthmoney in the places aforesaid, "but it being a question of law wherein particularly the power which the Contractors had to sub-farm the Hearthmoney may be considerable" we propose that the question be submitted to the King's Counsel.
April 13.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Sir Robert Sawyer, Attorney General, of a draft warrant for the Duke of Beaufort's allowances as Lord President of Wales.Reference Book III, p. 68.
Warrant by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Col. William Morgan of premises as follow for 31 years from Lady day last at 10l. per an.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 34–5.
Prefixing: (a) constat of the premises, being a piece of ground in the parish of St. Giles, Cripplegate, in a place called Middle Row or Rotton Row etc. ut supra, pp. 74–5. (b) ratal dated April 8 by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of said constat. The lessee is to assert the King's title and recover possession at his own charge and to pay said rent from such recovery. Also he is to rebuild the old and decayed houses at his own charge with brick walls and good and sound timber for the floors, windows and roof according to the scantlings and dimensions prescribed for the buildings within the city of London and to deliver yearly to the Auditor a perfect particular of every house so built or enjoyed by him: and likewise to keep same in repair etc. (For the signature docquet of this grant see infra under date 1685, June 12.)
Fiat by same for royal letters patent to constitute Matthias Millar, Comptroller of Carlisle port, to wit, the office he held at the death of Charles II.Ibid, p. 35
Same by same for same to constitute Morgan Powell Comptroller of Milford port, being the office he had ut supra.Ibid, p. 36.
[?][Entry of the signature by Treasurer Rochester and Sir J. Ernle, Chancellor of the Exchequer, of the] docquet of a grant to John Pottenger, esq. of the custody of that part of the house of the Star Chamber in Westminster which John Lawrence lately had the custody of.Ibid, p. 35.
April 13.Money warrant for 2,795l. 18s. 10d. to Charles Toll for interest and gratuity on several sums lent by himself, or by others by his appointment, for the service of the late King: as by an account thereof made up to the 1st inst. by Auditor Aldworth and allowed by Treasurer Rochester the 8th inst. viz. 39,441l. due to him at the foot of his last account [as made up to Jan. 1 last] the interest thereon being from Jan. 1 last to the 1st inst.; and on 20,000l. lent in the names of Anthony Sturt, snr. and junr., the interest thereon being from 1684, June 30, to the 1st inst.; and on 36,000l. lent in the name of Edward Noell, the interest thereon being from Oct 20 last to the 1st inst.; and on 4,000l. lent in the name of James Nihil, the interest thereon being from 1684, Mar. 30, to the 1st inst. (Money order dated April 14 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 40. Order Book I, p. 15.
Same for 3,207l. 2s. 2d. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe for interest to Mar. 25 last on several sums by them advanced and lent for the service of the present and late King as by an account thereof made up to that date by Auditor Aldworth and allowed the 8th inst. by Treasurer Rochester. (Money order dated April 14 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 40. Order Book I, p. 14.
Same for 2,599l. 12s. 9d. to said Kent and Duncombe for interest to 1684, Dec. 25, on several sums by them advanced for the service of the late King Charles II as by an account thereof made up to that date by Auditor Aldworth and allowed Mar. 3 last by Treasurer Rochester. (Money order dated April 14 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 41. Order Book I, p. 14.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay the 1685, Lady day quarter's salary bill of the Customs, London port; except such patent officers as are paid by particular warrant and excepting also 300l. therein inserted for Sir Dudley North, who is not to receive that quarter's salary, not having acted as a Commissioner of the Customs by virtue of the present Commission until 1685, Lady day was past. (Total bill, 5,702l. 2s. 0d. for established salaries, 116l. 5s. 0d. for additional salaries, or in all 5,818l. 7s. 0d.)Money Book VI, p. 41.
Money orders for 20l. each to John Lowe (Low), gent., and Peter Le Neve, gent., deputy Chamberlains of the Receipt, for 1684, Michaelmas and Hilary terms, on their additional increase of fee in respect of extraordinary service in sorting and ordering his Majesty's Records as well foreign as domestic remaining in the Treasury at Westminster.Order Book I, p. 15.
April 14Reference by Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners (on a reference from the King dated April 3) of the petition of Michael Levy for pardon he being indicted in the King's Bench by reason that one William Plumb, clerk to the solicitor of the customs, altered the indentures of the appraisement of some prohibited goods and thereupon to excuse himself, accused petitioner of having persuaded him thereunto.Reference Book III, p. 67.
Same by same to same of the petition of Philip Rycaut, late Consul at Algier, for delivery to him of 15 casks of wine of that country which, before he heard of his recall from Algier, he had made in his own house [at Algiers] for his own use and which, desiring to bring home for a novelty, he laded on the William of London, Dutch built, but made free in England, on which he himself also embarked, there being at the time no other vessel in port bound for Christendom, but on arrival at London same is seized under the Act which prohibits the import of any commodities of the growth of the Ottoman dominions in other than English built ships; petitioner being ignorant that Algiers was esteemed part of the Ottoman Empire.Ibid.
Hereon the Customs Commissioners are directed to deliver said wines if they find it proper so to do.
April 14.Henry Guy to the Solicitor General to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a letter. "Letter mentioned [is] not to be entered."Out Letters (General) IX, p. 56.
Same to Mr. Darcy et al. to provide habits for the musicians as follows.Ibid.
Appending: order of the King in Council dated Whitehall, April 10, for the providing of habits for the following 36 musicians who are to attend at the Coronation, viz.: Dr. Staggins, Master [of the King's Music], Thomas Farmer, William Clayton, Jeffry Aleworth, John Twiss, John Crouch, John Banister, Henry Heale, Will. Hall, Rob. Carr, Rob. King, Tho. Fitts, Nat. French, John Gosdin, Edm. Flower, Edw. Hewton [Hooton], James Banister, Richard Tomlinson, James Peasable, Henry Brockwell, Thomas Finall, Robert Strong, Richd. Robinson, Simon Hopper, John Singleton, Tho. Staggins, Will. Gregory, Fred Stefkins, John Moss, Charles Coleman, Fra. Crewes, Hen. Gregory, Tho. Lanier, Dr. Blow, Hen. Purcell, John Lenton.
Treasurer Rochester to the Earl of Craven. The officers and clerks of the Exchequer by an ancient privilege (whereof there can be no question made) have been exempted from musters and are only by their places to attend the Lord Treasurer with their arms and furniture whenever there shall be occasion. Some of them are summoned to appear with their arms and particularly Mr. Wardour, Clerk of the Pells, on pretence that he lives not in one of the King's houses as some other of the said officers do, but in a house of his own building which he built on purpose to be near to attend his employment. Please discharge him and the rest of said officers and clerks from service and attendance at the musters.Ibid, p. 57.
Order by Treasurer Rochester for the execution and satisfaction of a money order dated 1684, Nov. 4, for 16,000l. to the Earl of Rochester ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VII, p. 1368.Order Book I, p. 14.
Appending: extract [from the issue books of the Tellers of the Exchequer] of three payments made by [Teller] Vernon in part of the said order; viz. 1,000l. on the 1st Dec., 1684, 1,000l. on Dec. 22, 1,000l. on Dec. 31.
Warrant by same to Mris. Amey Lawrence, widow of John Lawrence, late Receiver of First Fruits. to pay to Robert Squibb, present Receiver of First Fruits, 64l. 18s. 6d. (viz. 12l. 5s. 9¼d. remaining in her late husband's hands at the determination of his last account 1684, Dec. 31, and 52l. 12s. 10⅓d. received between that date and his decease, as is certified by John Brewer, deputy Auditor of First Fruits) and also all such further sums as shall appear to be due from her said late husband upon the [final] stating and declaring of his accounts.Money Book VI, p. 41.
April 14.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, the 375l. remaining unissued on the 500l. directed for him Nov. 6 last by the late Treasury Lords for one year to 1684, April 1, for the repair of Audley End (on which direction only 125l. has been paid out of the farm of unwrought wood) and similarly 300l. to same remaining unpaid on the direction of same date for 400l. to Packer for his Majesty's paving in extraordinary for one year (on which direction there has been only 100l. paid out of the above fund). Both these present issues are to be made on the order of the 4th inst. supra, p. 104, for 10,000l. to Packer for the Works and are to be satisfied out of the farm of unwrought wood.Money Book VI, p. 42.
Same by same to said Packer to pay to the executors of William Wayte, late keeper of the Privy Garden at Whitehall, 371l. 19s. 8d. for wages and disbursements for keeping the said garden and the Fountain Garden there and for cleansing the long Stone Gallery in Whitehall Palace for one year ended 1683, Mar. 25; as by four bills signed by Philip Kirke, housekeeper of said palace.Ibid.
Allowance by same of the 1684, Christmas half year's salary bill of the Hearthmoney (total 995l.: the officers being as follows, Alderman Duncombe, Treasurer, at 400l. per an.; Cha. Dering, Comptroller, at 320l. per an.; William Man, Auditor General, at 320l. per an.; Edward Noell, Secretary, at 200l. per an.; Samuel Richardson, Accountant General, at 100l. per an.; Edward Stack, clerk of the securities and correspondent, at 100l. per an.; George Blackborn, accountant of the London district, at 120l. per an.; Benj. Read, Maw. Fitz Gerald, Edmd. Cotter, Tho. Peckham as country accomptants at 100l. per an. each; John Richardson, Tho. Spann, Tho. Hunton, Sam. Johnson, Jno. Weager as assistants to the abovesaid accountants at 50l. per an. each; Thomas Gill as doorkeeper and storekeeper at 40l. per an.; William Coal as messenger at 20l. per an.).Ibid, p. 43.
Same by same of the 1685, Lady day quarter's salary bill of the Hearthmoney as above. (Total, 567l. 10s. 0d.)Ibid, p. 44.
Same by same of the 1685, Lady day quarter's salary bill of the Excise Office. (Total, 4,759l.: the officers being as follows: seven Commissioners at 1,000l. per an. each; five Commissioners of Appeals at 200l. per an. each; Register at 100l. per an.; messenger and doorkeeper at 40l. per an. each; Auditor at 700l. per an.; Comptroller at 740l. and 500l. per an.; Charles Duncombe, cashier, at 1,550l. per an.; two Registers at 350l. per an.; solicitor at 200l. per an.; housekeeper at 400l. per an.; Mr. Noell, additional salary 225l. per an.; Mr. Sheldrake, assistant to Noel, at 100l. per an.; Mr. Haines, clerk to Noel, at 40l. per an.; Mr. Dafforn at 150l. per an.; Mr. Nokes at 110l. per an.; Mr. Widdowson, his assistant, at 50l. per an.; Mr. Hussey, correspondent, at 80l. per an.; Mr. Berkeley, his assistant, at 40l. per an.; Mr. Houghton, accountant to the London brewery, at 100l. per an.; Mr. Vickers, ditto, at 80l. per an.; Mr. Chambers, Mr. Crowder and Mr. How, accountants for the country [Excise], at 80 l. per an. each; Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Sampson and Mr. Man, messengers to the London brewers, at 50l. per an. each; Nat. Wood, doorkeeper, at 40l. per an.; Hen. Wright, porter for parcels to the carriers, at 30l. per an.; Thom. Foster, John Grice, William Lee, watchmen, at 30l. per an. each; Francis Hutchins, yardkeeper, at 15l. per an.; 10 surveyors of the London brewers at 70l. per an. each; 37 London gaugers at 52l. per an. each; 10 seven shilling men at 18l. 4s. per an. each; John Farmer, chief examiner for the country books, at 100l. per an.; Benj. Larke, Thom. Rand, John Smith, three other clerks for the same [country books], at 70l. per an. each; John Beal, collector at the Custom House for imported liquor, at 80l. per an.; Mr. Shrub, surveyor of imported liquors at the Custom House, at 100l. per an.; Mr. Godfery, landwaiter at the Custom House, at 80l. per an.; Mr. Walker, gauger of the imported liquors and general gauger of all vessels in London, at 140l. per an.; Mr. Sheppard, his assistant, at 40l. per an.; Mr. Edward Pilsworth, senr., general surveyor of the officers for strong waters and coffee, at 300l. per an.; Anthony Mason, clerk for strong waters, at 100l. per an.; William Day and John Stead, surveyors for strong waters, at 55l. per an. each; seven gaugers for strong waters, at 50l. per an. each, and two others at 40l. per an. each; Daniel Pilsworth, an outgauger, at 30l. per an.; John Wickham, supernumerary, at 30l. per an.; Thom. Hurdis, clerk for coffee, at 80l. per an.; Edwd. Pilsworth, clerk for coffee, at 60l. per an.; William Baker and Jno. Whittacre, surveyors for coffee, cider etc. at 50l. per an.; Robert Longford, coffee gauger, at 30l. per an.)Ibid, pp. 44–5.
April 14.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to Edward Ange, solicitor for his Majesty in matters relating to Recusants, to write to the respective sheriffs to whom any process is directed against the Recusants named in the schedule hereto annexed [missing] requiring them to forbear the execution thereof until the end of next Easter term.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 36.
Constitution and appointment by same of George Collins of Helston, co. Cornwall, gent., to be one of the four supervisors of the tin blowing houses in Cornwall and Devon (to wit, the office which he held [up to the death of Charles II.] by instrument from the late Treasury Lords dated 1681–2, Jan. 14) to attend, survey and take care of the particular blowing houses following, viz. one in the parish of St. Allen, one in St. Agnes, one in Illogan, one in Redruth, one in Gwennap, one at Penryn and another called Trecoas, lately built near Penryn, all in co. Cornwall: all during the King's pleasure and with power to seize tin under the law or custom of the Stannaries: and likewise with authority over all blowing houses that shall hereafter be built [within his supervision district].Ibid, pp. 38–9.
The like of William Upcot of Truro, esq. for three blowing houses in Kenwyn, one in St. Stephen's, one in St. Austell, one at Polgooth in the parish of St. Ewe and another lately built called Bessow House in the parish of Kea, near Truro, all in co. Cornwall: (his former commission being dated 1680, Aug. 16).
The like of George Treweeke of Maddern [Madron], co. Cornwall, for one called Godolphin House in the parish of Bryack [Breage], one in Ludgvan, one usually called Chyandower House, in the parish of Gulval, three in Gwendron [Wendron] and one lately built called Rose Kymershouse in the parish of Mawgan, near Helston, all in co. Cornwall: (his former commission being dated 1680, Aug. 16).
The like of Nathll. Luggar of Bodmin, co. Cornwall, for one in Plympton, one in Shestow [Sheepstor], co. Devon, one in Blasy [St. Blazey], one in St. Neot, one in Linkinhorne, one in Calstock, and one lately built in the parish of St. Agnes: (his former commission being dated 1680, Aug. 16).
April 14.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, the 1,500l. now remaining in the Exchequer and formerly intended to be issued to him: same to be as in part of the order of the 4th inst. for 10,000l. and is to be employed in the King's buildings at Winchester.Disposition Book IV, p. 22.
Same to the Commissioners of Hearthmoney, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the moneys of the Excise and the Hearthmoney for the present week as follows:Ibid, pp. 23, 24.
Out of the Excise.l.s.d.
to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces4,50000
to Mr. Toll in part of his interest account to April 1 inst.1,00000
to Mr. Hornby in part of his interest account to 1684, Christmas69644
to Sir Robt. Vyner50000
to Excise Commissioners [Office], their quarter's salary due at Christmas last3,65500
to the [Excise Office] under officers, their salary due at Lady day last1,75400
to me [Guy] for secret service31000
12,41544
Out of Hearthmoney.
to Mr. Deering on his tally1,00000
to Mr. Noell in part of his interest account to 1684, Oct. 201,00000
to ditto on his tallies in part of his debt1,00000
to seventeen Serjeants at Arms for half a year85339
for the [Hearthmoney Office] quarter [salary] book due at Christmas last99500
to the Treasurer of the Navy for Luke Noone, the slopseller50000
to ditto for Sir Tho. Beckford in part of 500l.182150
to Sir George Etheridge27300
£5,803189
(Same dated April 15 to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue items 1–4 and 7 of the Excise moneys above and items 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8 of the Hearthmoney moneys out of such of those moneys as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer: [the remaining items being payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies].)
April 14.Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week as follows:Disposition Book IV, pp. 23, 24.
l.s.d.
towards paying the quarter book [of the salaries, London port]2,00000
to Richard Kent and Mr. Duncombe for interest due at Christmas, 16842,599129
to the Treasurer of the Navy [on the Navy's] weekly money3,00000
to ditto towards paying off the sea officers and bills in course40000
to ditto for the Victuallers60000
to ditto for Mr. Taylor in further part of his contract for stores2,00000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [on the Ordnance Office's] weekly money2,00000
to me [Guy] for secret service50000
to the late Treasury Lords for last Christmas quarter's salary2,00000
to Mr. Packer in full of Sir Cristopher Wren's estimate for the Coronation1500
to ditto for repairing the two Courts of Wards20000
to the Earl of Sunderland for secret service1,00000
to Mr. Knight on account of the late King's funeral and the Coronation1,00000
£17,314129
(Same dated April 15 to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue all except the first of the above items out of such Customs money as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer: [the said first item being already warranted and directed].)
April 15.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue out of the Post Office money 317l. 5s. 0d. to the Treasurer of the Navy for Sir Thomas Becford [which with the above 182l. 15s. 0d., p. 133, will complete the said 500l. to him].Ibid, p. 24.
Same to same to issue to Treasurer Rochester as in further part of 16,000l. granted to him out of the estate of Ford, Lord Grey, the sum of 900l. which is paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Graham out of the profits of said estate.Ibid, p. 22.
Privy seal for the payment to John Robinson, agent in the Court of the King of Sweden, of such ordinary and extraordinaries as are now in arrear or shall become due to him at his return into the King's presence: without accompt.King's Warrant Book X, p. 117.
April 16.Henry Guy to Mr. Duncombe [Treasurer of the Excise] to forthwith pay 3,000l. to Col. Werden for the Queen and to go to him immediately this very day to know how he will have it paid. You are to put said sum into your next [weekly] certificate of the Excise.Disposition Book IV, p. 24.
April 17.Authorization by Treasurer Rochester (as Farmer to the King of all fines on writs of Covenant and writs of Entry and of issues and profits and other things compounded for in the Alienation Office) to John Pottinger (Potenger), one of the masters of the High Court of Chancery, to attend in the Office of Alienations for taking such oaths of the King's subjects and signing all such writs of Covenant and writs of Entry concerning lands or tenements holden or not holden; as formerly used: to enjoy the said place with all fees, profits etc. thereof during the Lord Treasurer's pleasure and as fully as Nathaniell Crew, Richard Courthop or any other heretofore.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 36.
April 18.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue the 3,000l. of Hearthmoney now remaining in the Exchequer to Col. Werden for the Queen's use, on the order of the 7th inst., supra, p. 105.Disposition Book IV, p. 24.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to assign payment to Luke Noone, slopseller [to the Navy], of 500l. on account of what is due to him.Ibid.
April 20.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to discharge the seizure of Martin Simonds, shipmaster, and his ship the Hope, of Amsterdam; the said Commissioners having reported the 15th inst. (on said Simonds' petition ut supra, pp. 118–9) that vessels owned or part owned by aliens on which any wool etc. shall be laden is forfeit by the Act of 12 Car. II. [c. 32, § 10], but it does not appear that the master was privy thereto, but that on the contrary great art was used in contriving the package the better to pass the said wool as red herrings which was done by a Dutchman, who is since fled: and further that by an old statute it is provided that a ship shall not be forfeited for a small matter and that the case deserves compassion.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 17.
Henry Guy to Richard Kent, the Customs Cashier. Send Treasurer Rochester the copy of your agreement with the late Treasurer Danby [concerning the regular pay of the Navy etc.] and also the copy of your patent [as Customs Cashier].Out Letters (General) IX, p. 57.
Same to Mr. Darcy et al. to immediately provide two rich cushions for their Majesties' crowns to be carried on at the Coronation.Ibid.