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April 1685, 21-30


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'Entry Book: April 1685, 21-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 135-159. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82494 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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April 1685, 21-30

April 21.Same to Alderman Duncombe [Cashier of Excise etc.] to forthwith upon sight hereof advance 500l. to Mris. Gwynne "and to bring it in your next week's certificate of the Excise." Treasurer Rochester likewise commands me to put you in mind of paying the Forces for this week.Disposition Book IV, p. 24.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to the Countess of Sunderland's lodgings at Whitehall a box directed to Mr. Hosier for her.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 58.
Same to the Mint Commissioners. It is the King's pleasure that there be provided against the Coronation 100 gold medals of the King and 50 gold medals of the Queen more than have been before directed to be provided.Ibid.
April 21.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to advance, out of the money remaining in the Exchequer for redemption of English captives, 500l. to Robt. Squibb junr., for that service. The warrants for the regular issuing thereof shall be sent to you as soon as they can be passed.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 58.
Same to the Customs Cashier. Although you bring no certificate [of the Customs receipts and payments] for this week being a broken week, yet you are to bring two distinct certificates this day week, viz. one for the week ending to-day, the other for the week ending this day week. (The like letter to Mr. Frowde for the Post Office and to Mr. Duncombe for the Excise and Hearthmoney.)Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing (a) infra. If the matter is as alleged you are to order the stuffs to be delivered.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 18.
Appending: (a) undated, unsigned paper. On Saturday the 18th inst. nine pieces of rich gold stuffs were landed at Dover, being to serve at the Coronation and having been cleared there, as usually were sent by an express with the cocquets from the Custom House in good form, but on the following day they were stopped at Gravesend by Stephen Chuseman and Richard Evans, searchers, "pretending they should be carried into the Custom House at London, as it is usual, without any regard to the present circumstances," the goods being expected by several peeresses.
Warrant from Treasurer Southampton to the Customs Commissioners to employ William Brisban (one of the extraordinary tidesmen, London port) as a tidesman in fee ibid. loco Tho. Eagleston, lately dismissed.Ibid, pp. 20, 21.
Richd. Saunders as a same [ibid.] loco Edward Enston, lately dismissed.
Lawrence Cole (register of certificates in the isle of Jersey) as surveyor at Poole loco Thomas Cope, lately dismissed. with 10l. per an. additional salary to enable him to keep a horse for preventing frauds.
William Hely (tidesman in Cowes port) as register of certificates in Jersey loco said Cole.
John Watts as a tidesman, Poole port loco Thomas Lyme, lately dismissed.
The salary of the boatmen and tidesmen in Poole port (who have 10l. per an. and 2s. per day when employed) to be made 25l. per an. certain by way of salary without incidents.
Tho. Fenwick (waiter and searcher at Clovelly) to be waiter and searcher at Neston in Chester port loco Tho. Singleton, lately deceased.
Hugh Archer as waiter and searcher for the Four and a Half per cent. duty and the Plantation duty at Bridgetown in Barbados loco John Comly, lately deceased.
Spencer Bretton (riding surveyor between Yarmouth and Mundsley) as surveyor at Norwich loco John Nicholls, lately deceased and the salary of the said riding surveyorship to be sunk.
Henry Hastings, surveyor at Parkstone in Poole port, to be laid aside and his office suppressed, and one of the landwaiters of said port to be reduced by removing Daniel Slater, one of the said landwaiters, to be waiter at Christchurch in Southampton port loco John Imber, deceased, until a place offer for him of equal salary with that at Poole.
April 21.Money warrants for 50l. 3s. 9d. each to the following, for half a year each to the respective dates on their fee of 3s. a day and allowance of 2s. 6d. a day for boardwages as sergeants at arms, viz.Money Book VI, p 46.
Roger Charnock, esq. to 1682, June 24.
Sir Roger Harsnet to 1684, June 24.
Richard Shoreditch to 1684, Aug. 16.
George Smith to 1677, Lady day.
William Bishop, esq. to 1679, Oct. 10.
Edmund Williamson to 1674, Michaelmas.
Richard Maddox to 1684, Michaelmas.
Thomas Paine, to 1678, Michaelmas, on his fee and to 1678, Christmas, on his allowance.
Francis Vassall, to 1683–4, Mar. 24.
The executors of William Mease, to 1680, Christmas.
Thomas Charnock, esq. to 1683, Michaelmas.
John Templer, to 1680, June 24.
Joseph Harvey, to 1680, Christmas.
John Topham, to 1680, Christmas.
Orlando Fitz Simonds, to 1672, Lady day, on his fee and to 1673, Lady day, on his allowance.
Same for 9l. 2s. 6d. to Sir William Bishop for half a year to 1682, Lady day, on his fee of 1s. a day as serjeant at arms attending the House of Commons; and for 41l. 1s. 3d. for same time to make his fee equal to the fees and allowances of the rest of the serjeants at arms. (Money order dated April 25 hereon for said 41l. 1s. 3d.)Ibid, p. 46. Order Book I, p. 15.
Same for 50l. 3s. 9d. to Henry Ball for half a year to Michaelmas last as a serjeant at arms: the fee and allowance thereof having been granted 1684, Mar. 25, to John Ramsey (since deceased), and said Ball, which patent was surrendered in November following. (Money order dated April 27 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 47. Order Book I, p. 19.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Auditor and the Receiver of the revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall to pay to Sir Bernard de Gomme 118l. for half a year to Lady day last on his fee, wages or allowance of 13s. 4d. a day as Chief and Principal Engineer of all his Majesty's garrisons, castles and fortifications.Money Book VI, p. 47.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Sir Christopher Wren of the office of Surveyor of the Works within the Tower of London and in all the King's honors, castles, lordships and manors which the King usually reserves for his repair and abode: which office he held by grant from Charles II dated 1669, Mar. 29, during pleasure, which grant is determined or supposed to be determined by the late King's death: to hold said office by himself or sufficient deputy with the wages and fees of 2s. a day for himself and 6d. a day for his clerk payable half yearly from Lady day last, and 4s. a day for diet, boat hire and ridings of him and his deputies, to be paid by the Paymaster of the Works as often as any such causes and charges shall prove requisite: also for a grant to said Wren of the office of Comptroller of the works of Windsor Castle and of all manors, lodges etc. in Windsor Forest as enjoyed by Hugh May, lately deceased; with the fee of 6d. a day payable quarterly from Lady day last out of the revenues of the Castle of Windsor: he to obey all the orders of the Treasury Lord or Lords.King's Warrant Book X, pp. 80–1.
April 21.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a groat seal for a grant to Mathew Banks of the office of Chief Carpenter of all the King's Works within the Kingdom of England, to wit the office he held by grant dated 1683, May 18, from the late King: with the fee of 12d. a day payable half yearly as from Lady day last.King's Warrant Book X, p. 81.
Royal sign manual for 310l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of Feb. 27 last. (Money warrant dated April 27 hereon. Money order dated April 28 hereon.)Ibid, p. 81. Money Book VI, p. 47. Order Book I, p. 19.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to John South of the messuages etc. as follow and also the personal estate of Richard Nelthorpe alias Nelthrop, forfeited to the late King by attainder: to hold the said messuages etc. for said Nelthorpe's life and to hold said personal estate for ever, he paying thereout 14l. 15s. 0d. to John Booth and John Thornton for so much by them disbursed for repairs: it appearing that by virtue of a commission dated Dec. 13 last an inquisition was taken at East Retford, co. Notts, Jan. 10 last, before Sir Edwd. Nevill etc. when it was found that said Nelthorpe was in 1682–3, Mar. 2, seized of five messuages or cottages called farm houses, and eight cottages with common of pasture and three cottages without common of pasture and divers closes of arable and pasture land in Clayworth, co. Notts, to the value of 120l. per an. and then in the possession or tenure of John Booth and John Thornton and that there remained in the hands of said Booth and Thornton 89l. 5s. 6d. for arrears of rent, and in the hands of Eustace Hooker 120l. 14s. 6d. of said Nelthorpe's money received by said Hooker for another parcel of the arrears of rent, and 30l. in the hands of John Booth of London, soapboiler, and further that said John Booth first named and John Thornton had laid out 14l. 15s. 0d. in necessary reparations after said Mar. 2. The present grant is in consideration of the faithful services of said South and family and in performance of the intentions of the late King Charles II.King's Warrant Book X, pp. 82–3.
Same to same for a same to create an office of agent and solicitor for the affairs of the Wine Licence revenue to the end the said revenue may be the better managed and improved; and for a grant of said office to Edward Ange, gent.; to hold during pleasure with the yearly fee or salary of 150l. payable quarterly as from Lady day last: he to obey the instructions of the Treasury Lord or Lords and of the Wine Licence Commissioners.Ibid, p. 83.
Same to same for a same for a grant and restitution to George Porter of all his personal estate forfeited by the felonious killing of Sir James Hacket, kt.Ibid, p. 84.
Same to same for a same for a grant to William Ireland of the office of Chief Glazier of all the King's buildings within the kingdom of England as granted to him by the late King 1683, Nov. 15: to hold during pleasure with the fee of 1s. a day and 24s. per an. for a livery: as from Lady day last.Ibid, pp. 85–6.
April 21.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Robt. Streater of the office of the King's Serjeant Painter and Serjeant Painter of all the King's Works as well belonging the palaces and royal houses as to the Great Wardrobe and all such other works for which he was appointed painter by the patent of 1679, May 17: to hold during pleasure with the fee of 10l. per an. payable half yearly as from Lady day last.King's Warrant Book X, p. 86.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to continue to Thomazine Fincher, widow of Major Richard Fincher, for 10½ years from Michaelmas last, the annuity of 80l. granted to said Richard Fincher by the late King 1664, Aug. 26, for his active and faithful service towards the Restoration and payable by the Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall out of the profits of the manor of Fordington, co. Dorset, which annuity has been paid up to Michaelmas last and being only granted under the privy seal no further payments can be made thereon in consequence of the death of Charles II. Hereby the 40l. due for last Lady day half year is to be forthwith paid.Ibid, pp. 87–8.
April 25.Authorisation by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners for their granting such extraordinary commissions as they think fit for seizing uncustomed and prohibited goods under such instructions etc. as in the like order of the late Treasury Lords: the said Commissioners having represented that the late Treasury Lords gave them like authorisation and that by such authority they have with good effect to the King's service given commissions to the officers of Excise round the coast of England by which means they hope in time to reduce the charge of the riding surveyors; and that they daily have other occasions to grant such commissions.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 19.
Henry Guy to Mr. Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber. In pursuance of the King's pleasure I have paid Serjeant Branch 200l. as in part of what is due to him in your Office.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 58.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to pass without any further stop the Duchess of Portsmouth's goods now on board the Katherine yacht, Capt. Davis commander; and to view the remainder of her goods at Whitehall with a view to their being transported.Ibid, p. 59.
April 27.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to constitute John Dryden ("in consideration of the many good and acceptable services performed by him to our royal brother and our self") to be Poet Laureat and Historiographer Royal with the annuity or pension of 200l. per an. and 100l. per an. by way of addition for his encouragement diligently to attend the said employment: payable quarterly as from Lady day last: and also for granting him one butt or pipe of the best Canary wine yearly: and all other profits etc. to said office appertaining: to hold during pleasure: he having had a similar grant of said office with said 200l. per an. by grant dated 1670, Aug. 18, and of said 100l. per an. additional by grant of 1677, July 31.King's Warrant Book X, pp. 95–6.
April 27.Henry Guy to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney for a certificate of the product of the 8d. per gallon on brandy for two or three years last past.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 59.
Same to the Attorney General. In renewing the patent of Mr. Dryden as Poet Laureat the clause for the butt of Canary yearly is to be omitted, "that having not been allowed of late."Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier. Send this afternoon your certificate of the Customs [cash] for the week ended Tuesday last.Ibid.
The like to Mr. Lilly for the same week's certificate of the Post Office [cash].
Treasurer Rochester to the Justices of the Peace in co. Sussex. Complaint is lately made to me that divers justices of your county refuse to hear and determine informations of offences committed against the Excise by several brewers and victuallers of said county, on pretence that the offences were committed out of their rape or division, though they are in truth the justices residing near the place where the offence is committed, whereas the justices of the rape concerned live more remote. By the Excise Acts such offences are to be heard by two or more justices residing near the place where the offence is committed without any respect to the division, "and I well know that every Justice of the Peace appointed in each county is a Justice of the Peace for the whole county and he may act in every part thereof if occasion be." I desire that henceforth every justice for your county act according to the Excise laws without insisting on the nicety of the rape or division.Ibid, pp. 59–60.
Henry Guy to Mr. Hewer to pay Job. Atkins the 10l. due to him April 1 inst. for half a year on his pension. Prepare the necessary warrant for Treasurer Rochester to sign for allowing this.Ibid, p. 60.
Same to the Mint Commissioners. It is the King's pleasure that medals (of gold of the King and of the Queen) be presented to the 21 public ministers and the six other strangers of quality as follows. You are to prepare same and deliver them to Sir Charles Cotterell [Master of the Ceremonies] who is to present same to them. "And because the medals made against the Coronation, being done in haste, could not be very exact," these are to be made more exact and better than the others were, Treasurer Rochester being of opinion that the King's stamp [or image] may be now made more plain than it was, viz.:Ibid, pp. 60–1.
Public Ministers.
the French ambassador.
the Spanish ambassador.
the ambassadors from Holland.
the Emperor's Envoy.
the Envoys of Sweden, Denmark, Portugal.
the Envoys Extraordinary of Brandenburg, Savoy, Hanover, Modena.
the Residents of Venice, Brandenburg, Cologne, Florence, Neuburg.
Monsieur Resigni of Modena.
the Envoyé of Hesse Homberg.
the Secretary of Genova.
Other strangers of quality.
the Prince of Nassau.
two Princes of Saxe.
a nephew of the Elector of Treves.
Monsieur de Chateau-Vilain-Mortain [Chateauvillain Morstein].
Monsieur Bouckwalt [Buchwald].
April 27.Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier to deliver to Robt. Woolly so many of the bonds given by the East India Company as will satisfy the money due to him for saltpetre according to his tallies.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 61. Reference Book III, p. 70.
Same to Mr. Darcy et al. to provide for the Dey of Tripoli the like present as was sent to the Dey of Algiers by Mr. Erlisman. It is to be sent by Mr. Lodington, who is going to Tripoli in the quality of Consul there, viz.:Out Letters (General) IX, p. 61.
two pair of holster caps richly embroidered with gold on green velvet with holster shanks (of William Hookes, sadler)6100
40 yards of rich gold and gold and silver brocard (of Matthew Howard, mercer)10000
several parcels of fine cloth and a Bowdye serge (of Nicho. Charlton, woollen draper)19560
four pair of fine screwed pistols, two pair [thereof] with silver caps and gilt with watergold (of Tho. Roberts)20100
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The time for payment (out of the 200l. per week lately ordered for officers) of any commission or warrant officers discharged before the term of the voyage is not to commence before the payment of the respective ships' companies in which they served, but is to take place with the rest of the officers who continued to the time of the said ship's discharge "unless you can otherwise provide for the payment of such officers discharged by ticket out of the 500l. weekly allowed for tickets, out of which I am informed you did formerly pay them."Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed papers [missing] being Sir Jno. Knight's complaint against Leshly, a landwaiter in Bristol port; and said Leshly's answer in a letter to Treasurer Rochester.Ibid, p. 62.
Same to Mr. Pepys. The Customs Commissioners desire that George Layfeild, who is appointed Comptroller and Surveyor of the duties in Maryland, may with his servant go in the vessel appointed to attend Lord Howard of Effingham, Governor of Virginia. You are to obtain an order to the commander of said vessel to take them.Ibid.
Money warrant for 15l. to Ursula Elliot, widow, for last Lady day quarter on her annuity.Money Book VI, p. 49.
[? April 27.]Money order for 35l. to the clerks and ministers of the Receipt, viz. 7l. to John Lowe, 7l. to Peter Le Neve, 5l. to Saml. Langford, 5l. to John Taylor as reward for special labour in attending and levying tallies etc. in vacation time for one year ending Lady day last: and 6l. to Edward Fleetwood, clerk to William Wardour for like attendance about the Pells of issue; and 5l. to Philip [Packer] and John Packer, doorkeepers of the Receipt, for the like attendance.Order Book I, p. 16
April 27.Order by Treasurer Rochester (by virtue of the privy seal of Mar. 31 last ut supra, p. 73) for the execution of a money order of Jan. 21 last for 1,116l. 17s. 10d. to Edward Noell for interest and gratuity ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VII, p. 1417.Ibid.
Same by same (by virtue of the privy seal of Mar. 31 last ut supra, p. 73) for execution of a money order dated Jan. 21 last for 1,803l. 18s. 2d. to said Noell for interest ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VII, p. 1508.Ibid, p. 17.
Same by same (by virtue of the privy seal of Mar. 25 last ut supra, p. 84) for the payment to Charles Toll of 800l. remaining unpaid on a money order dated 1683, April 28, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VII, p. 777, for 4,000l. to the Marquess of Halifax in repayment of loan.Ibid, pp. 17–18.
Prefixing: (a) copy of said order; (b) recordaturs of payments made thereon by Teller [J.] Loving, viz. 1,000l. dated 1683, Nov. 10; 1,000l. Dec. 10, 1683; 170l. 5s. 11d. for interest 1683–4, Mar. 12; 600l. Aug. 14, 1684; 600l. Nov. 29, 1684; (c) assignment dated 1683–4, Feb. 29, by said Earl of Halifax to Charles Toll of 2,000l. of said loan of 4,000l.
Henry Guy to Justice Perry to deliver forthwith to the officers of the Mint (to be by them weighed, melted down and recoined) the 90l. in your hands of clipped money part of the forfeited estate of Eleanor Bonnett alias Cabourne, lately condemned for clipping.Disposition Book IV, p. 25.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Charles Toll (as the assignee of the Marquess of Halifax) the 500l. raised by wood sales in New Forest and lately paid into the Exchequer by Thomas Agar.Ibid.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Attorney General of the petition of Antho. Meeke, shewing that he was granted the office of undersearcher, London port, on the death of Mr. Evans, but is at present put by the execution of it by Mr. Cowly, who pretends a grant of the same, which grant is void by the sale of said office, it being an office of trust and expressly within the statute of Edw. VI forbidding the sale of such offices: therefore prays to be admitted to his said office.Reference Book III, p. 70.
Same by same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney of the petition of Na[tha]nll. Richards for some vacant place of general receiver of Hearthmoney for some county.Ibid.
Same by same to same of the order of the King in Council as follows:Ibid, p. 71.
Prefixing: said order dated Whitehall, April 3, referring to the Lord Treasurer the petition of Andrew Barry, complaining of Charles Banson, riding surveyor of the Excise, for prosecuting him for money due to the King from Henry Banson, Collector of Excise at Newcastle, on pretence that petitioner has in his hands 700l. of said Henry Banson's money.
April 27.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, of the petition of James Turner, shewing that for several years past he has served as principal surveyor of Customs, Dublin, and been instrumental in the improvement of that port: therefore praying some addition to his salary of 120l. per an.Reference Book III, p. 71.
Report by same to the King on the petition of Robert Spencer to the late King, ut supra, p. 29, said petition being referred to the Lord Treasurer Feb. 17 last. In 1670 petitioner and his partners took the farm of the Four and a Half per cent. duty in Barbados for seven years and by a privy seal of 1678–9, Mar. 9, were made accountable for the profits of said duty at 400l. per an. for four years only and three per cent. commission and brokerage besides other allowances as a reward for their pains for the residue of said seven years. The late Treasury Lords having ordered their accounts to pass accordingly petitioner or his partners have no right to any further demand. Petitioner has his remedy at law against his partners for an equal share of salary and profits. For any further allowance he can only have recourse to your Majesty's bounty, of which I conceive him a very worthy object.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 40.
Indenture between same of the one part and Peregrine Bertie (one of the sons of Montague, late Earl of Lindsey), Sir Edmond Turner of the Inner Temple, kt., Edward Courthopp, son of Sir George Courthop of Whyligh, co. Sussex, Charles Middleton of St. Martins in the Fields and Percivall Brunskell of St. Andrews, Holborn, whereby Treasurer Rochester constitutes them his deputies for one year for the management of the profits of the Alienation Office, which have been let to said Lord Treasurer by the King by great seal dated April 2 inst.: (viz. the fines commonly called the Queen's fines or the King's fines in Chancery for purchasing or suing forth any writs of covenant and other writs for the only levying of fines, and the fines commonly called the King's fines or Queen's fines in Chancery for purchasing any writs of entry in the post for the only suffering any common recovery by consent of parties:) they having been employed for many years in the management of said revenue: they covenanting to observe his directions.Ibid, pp. 41–2.
Constitution by same of Henry Clerke, of the Inner Temple, gent. [as officer] to attend in the abovesaid Office of Alienations for entering writs of Covenant and writs of Entry: as amply etc. as Robert Westcombe or Ciprian Moore or any other heretofore.Ibid, p. 42.
Same by same of Samuel Rhodes of Lincolns Inn [as officer] to attend in the said Alienation Office for endorsing all writs of Covenant and writs of Entry: as amply etc. as William Bartholomew, Edward Carvile, Hugh Dod or any other heretofore.Ibid.
April 27.Constitution by Treasurer Rochester of Edward Nicholas as Receiver of the abovesaid Office of compositions for Alienations: during pleasure and as amply etc. as Sir Arthur Aty, Sir John Suckling, Henry Tweedy, Tho. Bond or any others heretofore.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 43.
Warrant by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Frances Kempe of tenements as follow, the first thereof for 99 years terminable on the lives of Tho. Reede, Francis Kempe and John Dingley, son of John Dingley of Hall, in the parish of Linkinhorne, co. Cornwall, at the rent of 11s. 1d. per an. and fine of 20l.; and the second thereof for 99 years terminable upon three lives to be nominated by Kempe at the rent of 2s. per an.Ibid, pp. 44–5.
Prefixing: (a) particular and ratal of the first of said premises being a messuage or tenement called Upton, now or late in the tenure of Robert Ayworth, gent. and parcel of the manor of Carnedon Prior and of the late Priory of Launceston and demised to Thomas Budge of Linkinhorne, yeoman, by patent of 1661, July 10, for the lives of the said Budge, Tho. Reed, junr., of Linkinhorne, yeoman, and John Cole, son of John Cole of the parcel of St. Sampson, co. Cornwall, at 11s. 1d. per an. rent. (b) Ditto of the second item, being a tenement with appurtenances containing by estimation 8 (18) acres, parcel of the manor of Carnedon Prior and of the late Priory of Launceston, now or late in the tenure of Richard Dingley at the rent of 12d. per an. as granted 1628, June 14, in trust to Sir John Walter, Sir James Fullerton, and Sir Tho. Trevor for 31 years and afterwards assigned by them to Thomas Caldwell by deed dated [16]28–9, Mar. 17. "I am informed by Edward Kneebone, the elder, of Linkinhorne, that the said parcel of land is called by the name of Crabland and was left in the King's hands at a general taking 30 Car. I (as 'non valet reddit') but was afterwards left to him by the said Caldwell" for the remainder of said term and since the expiry of the lease he acquainting the [county] auditor and receiver therewith they agreed that he might hold it at double the rent till a new lease should be granted, but it being very coarse, moorish land and of no value to him by reason of much tin working within it and the ways of carriage over it he set it over to Francis Kemp to whose common ground it adjoins, and who is therefore in possession, paying 2s. per an. rent to the King by the reeves of the manor, no new grant having been made.
Same by same to same for a lease to Thomas Broadlake of three tenements in co. Cornwall, as follows, the fresh called Sharisland for 99 years terminable on one first life in reversion of two estates in being therein (viz. of Eliz. Deacon and Thomas Broadlake ut infra): under the old rent of 5s. 4d. per an. and fine of 3l. and 4l. for buying off the increased rent of 30s. per an.; the second tenement called Prinn's under the old rent of 8s. 4d. per an. and 12l. for buying off the increased rent of 3l. per an.; and the third tenement called Easter tenement (for one fresh life in reversion of Edward and Loar Broadlake, his son and daughter, granted therein 1683–4 [sic], Jan. 1) under the old rent of 7s. and fine of 10l.Ibid, pp. 50–3.
Prefixing: particulars and ratals of the said three premises (1) a tenement in Sharisland in the manor of Carnedon Prior and late belonging to the Priory of Launceston and now annexed to the Duchy of Cornwall; being formerly in the tenure of John Newton and now or late in that of John Caldecott and demised 1626, July 10, to John John alias Broadlake for 99 years terminable on the lives of himself, Lora his wife and Elizabeth their daughter at the rent of 50s. 4d. per an.; and likewise demised 1662, Dec. 23, to Edward Kneebone for the lives of Thomas Broadlake, son of said John John alias Broadlake, and Elizabeth (now the relict of William Deacon) sister of said Thomas Broadlake, at the rent of 50s. 4d. per an. and increased rent of 30s. per an. (2) The tenement called Prinn's tenement, in Netherton, co. Cornwall, parcel of abovesaid manor, prior and Duchy as demised 1627, April 3, to said John John alias Broadlake, for 99 years terminable on the lives of Lora his wife and John and Lora their children under the rent of 8s. 4d. per an.: and now demised 1662, Dec. 23, to said Edward Kneebone for the lives of Tho. Broadlake (son of said John) and Joan his wife in reversion of Elizabeth [Deacon] daughter of said John Broadlake, at 8s. 4d. per an. rent and 3l. per an. de incremento. (3) The tenement called Easter tenement in Netherton and parcel of said manor, priory and Duchy; as demised 1627, April 4, to William Dingley for 99 years terminable on the lives of John, Abell and Jacob, his sons, under the rent of 7s. and now demised to Richard Hicks 1673–4 [sic], Jan. 1, for 99 years terminable on the lives of Edward Broadlake and Loar Broadlake, children of the abovesaid Thomas Broadlake and in reversion of said James Dingley at the rent of 7s. per an.
April 27.Report by Treasurer Rochester to the King on the petition of John Grey, praying for the estate of John Waller, formerly executed for murder. Said Waller was seized in fee of the lands in question and made a mortgage thereof for 99 years for 900l. and was afterwards attainted and executed. If the land were held of the Crown as is suggested they revert to the Crown by way of escheat. Your Majesty's title thereto is more probable in that no other lord lays claim to the reversion, the mortgagees having been many years in possession. The lands are said to be worth 70l. per an. In view of the mortgage it may be let at a rent of 6l. per an., the grantee to assert the Crown's title and to redeem the mortgage.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 54.
April 28.Warrant by same to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the Tenths for 250l. to Henry, Visct. Brouncker, for 1684, Christmas quarter on his pension thereon.Money Book VI, p. 48.
Money warrant for 640l. to Christopher Rosse, his Majesty's jeweller, 325l. thereof for a jewel of diamonds with his Majesty's picture given by the King to the Envoy from Denmark; and 315l. thereof for a same given by the King to the Envoy from the Duke of Zelle: as by a certificate of the 16th inst. from the Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain. (Money order dated May 2 hereon.)Ibid, p. 48. Order Book I, p. 21.
April 28.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the Tenths for 106l. 5s. 0d. to Elizabeth Hamilton for last Lady day quarter on her unassigned moiety of the annuity of 850l. for her children; and for 125l. for same quarter on the annuity of 500l. for herself.Money Book VI, p. 49.
Same to same for the like for 106l. 5s. 0d. to James Hamilton for same quarter on his assigned moiety of abovesaid 850l. per an.Ibid, p. 50.
Same by same to the King's Remembrancer for a commission to inquire of the personal estate of John Revans, late of Saxtead, co. Suffolk, yeoman, who has wilfully and feloniously hanged himself whereby his estate is forfeit as of a felo-de-se. The commission to be addressed to Sir Nic. Bacon, Kt. of the Bath, Richard Marryot, Edmund Jennye, Allan Cotton, Framlingham Gaudy, and John Pells.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 43.
Same by same to same to forbear (till Michaelmas term next) process against the Bishop of Winchester for the arrears of the Tenths of the diocese of Bath and Wells of which he was lately collector as bishop thereof.Ibid, p. 48.
Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners, with the assistance of the [deputy] Auditors of Imprests, Tho. Hall and Jno. Brewer, to peruse and consider the supers depending on the foot of all accounts of the Navy [Treasurer] and thereupon to certify the Lord Treasurer the names of all persons who are real debtors to the King, the dates of the imprest and the services for which imprested.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 62.
Same to Mr. Pepys. Send your promised statement of the precise quantity of hemp and tar to be saved out of the quantities given in, in the Navy Commissioners' estimate.Ibid.
Same to Sir John Cope. The [ground] rent for the Custom House cannot be paid you till a new dormant warrant is prepared. It will be ready for you against next Saturday and then the Customs Cashier will have orders to pay you.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier. The following patent officers are put into the last Lady day quarter's salary book [of the Customs, London port]. You are to forbear payments to them till further order, viz.Ibid.
Charles Osborne, as Surveyor General166134
George Nicholas, as General Surveyor12500
Richard Kent, as Receiver General and Cashier25000
Giles Lytcott, as Comptroller General12500
William Culliford as Register of Seizures5000
Same to Sir William Turnor. The Governors and Assistants of the New Plantation in Ulster have received the whole 6,000l. which was agreed to be paid to the said Society for the [surrender by them of the] Customs of Londonderry and Coleraine. It is provided in the last privy seal for 4,000l. that the Society should make proper assurance to the King of such Customs. You are to attend the Attorney General for the due preparation thereof forthwith. (Same dated same to said Attorney General to prepare the said assurance.)Ibid, p. 63.
April 28.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to readmit Thomas Spicer as a landwaiter in Lynn port, he being still strong and healthy, though 70 years of age, and having faithfully served Charles I during the whole of the late wars: and having been removed after Sir Richard Temple's circuit of said port simply on the score of age.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 22.
Same to same to employ John Ellotson and Roger Strickland as two additional tidesmen in Whitehaven port at 15l. per an. as proposed by William Kirkby and William Christian, customer of Carlisle and collector of Whitehaven.Ibid, pp. 22, 23.
Rice Phelipps as tidesman of Bristol port loco Sam Douglas, removed to be tidewaiter in London port.
Baptist Fenton as tidesman at Bridlington in Hull port loco Andrew Robinson, lately deceased.
John Wood as waterman in London port loco William Hill, lately deceased.
Approval by Treasurer Rochester of the following proposals for preventing delays in accompting. [In accordance herewith] the Auditors of Imprests are to prepare instructions for each office concerned and submit same for the Lord Treasurer's perusal.Warrants not Relating to Money X, pp. 43–5.
Prefixing: proposals by Brook Bridges and T. Done [Auditors of Imprests] for preventing delays in accompting which are greatly prejudicial not only to the King but many times also to the accomptant. It is proposed that for the future all annual accomptants (except as hereafter) be required to deliver in their respective accounts duly vouched to the proper auditor (before whom they are to accompt) within three months next after the end of each year. The auditor concerned is to certify to the King's Remembrancer every case of neglect herein. Upon such certificate the King's Remembrancer to issue process of course and not to stay proceedings except by particular warrant of the Treasury Lord or Chancellor of the Exchequer.
In order that accomptants may not suffer where they are not in fault it is proposed that the Auditor of the [Receipt of the] Exchequer do (within one month after same be desired of him) make out and deliver to every accomptant a particular imprest roll of what money has been paid to him at the Exchequer within the time of his accompt, and the Clerk of the Pells is to examine, sign and return said imprest roll within 20 days of its being brought to him.
Where there is an Office or Board who are to examine and vouch the account by subscribing same the officers are to be required to despatch same within one month after the account is brought to them.
Several imprest accomptants do sometimes receive great sums of money from such hands as the Exchequer can take no notice of nor do appear to the auditor concerned otherwise than as the accomptant does voluntarily charge himself therewith. Hereby great prejudice may come to the King. To prevent same it is proposed that every warrant by virtue whereof an accomptant is to receive money, not chargeable upon him at the Exchequer, have a clause in it requiring that the said warrant before it be satisfied appear to have been entered with one of the Auditors of Imprests. By this means the auditor will be able to control an accomptant's voluntary charge.
Lastly, that the auditors be required once every year, in the Lent vacation, if thought fit, to attend the Lord Treasurer with a general certificate how all accounts stand; at which time the King's Remembrancer may be required to attend. Hereby the Lord Treasurer will be informed of the true state of all accounts and by whose neglect accomptants are delayed.
To these general rules may be objected:
that process ought not to issue against Privy Councillors, Peers, nor Parliament men. Your Lordship may therefore except accountants under those circumstances and order that no process do go against them save by particular direction.
That the Treasurers and Victuallers of the Navy ought to have a longer time allowed them for that their accounts are very large and [are] to be examined and signed by the Navy Commissioners before they are brought to the auditor. They may therefore be allowed three months after the end of the year for preparing the ledger and three months more to the Navy Commissioners for examining and signing them.
In order that the several Customs Collectors in the outports may have time to adjust their accounts and return their several collections, which [returns] are usually by bills of exchange not always to be had nor payable till a month or two after acceptance, the Cashier of the Customs may be allowed from Michaelmas to Candlemas to bring in his account.
A longer time may also be allowed the Accomptant General of the Customs, for his account containing the salaries and other incidents in the several outports must be examined and allowed by the [Customs] Commissioners and their several accounts adjusted with the Comptroller General. [So] if his account be ready for the auditor by midsummer following 'tis as soon as can be reasonably expected.
A longer time may be also allowed to the collectors of Tenths who are forced to return many [persons as] in arrear who would not be so were there a longer time allowed to make their returns, especially in the Northern Counties where by reason of distance and ill ways they cannot begin their collections till towards summer. Besides a great part of that revenue being assigned to the payment of pensions they cannot be complied with unless a longer time be allowed them. If they be allowed till Michaelmas to complete their account they will be without excuse if according to a Treasury warrant we [the Auditors of Imprests] charge them with 12 per cent. per an. for all moneys remaining in their hands after that time.
It may also be for the King's service to pardon the arrears upon all very small livings, for the next incumbent being chargeable therewith, where the arrears are great nobody will accept the living whereby the King loses not only the arrears but also the growing duty.
April 29.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such moneys of the Customs, Excise, Hearthmoney and Post Office as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.Disposition Book IV, pp. 25, 26.
Out of the Customs.l.s.d.
to Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe for interest to Lady day last3,20722
to the Treasurer of the Navy [on the Navy's] weekly money1,50000
to ditto towards paying off the sea officers and bills in course80000
to ditto for the Victuallers1,20000
to ditto for the [Navy] Chest at Chatham5,50000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [on the Ordnance Office's] weekly money2,00000
to the Mint Commissioners1,50000
to the Earl of Middleton for secret service50000
to James Grahme, esq., to be advanced to him on account of the Privy Purse1,00000
to the Mint Commissioners by way of advance for Healing Medals25000
Out of Excise.
to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces4,50000
to Mr. Toll on account of interest to April 1 inst.1,00000
to Mr. Hornby in full of his interest to Christmas last70000
to Sir Robt. Vyner, to be advanced to him50000
to Visct. Brouncker for the Household1,00000
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to Mr. Noell for interest to Oct. 20 last1,92000
to me [Guy] for secret service, to be advanced50000
to the Treasurer of the Navy to be as in further part of Mr. Taylor's contract2,00000
Out of Post Office money.
to Philip Burton to be paid over to Mr. Hauses30000
to the Lord President of the Privy Council37500
to the Lord Privy Seal36000
to Mr. Tint on his pension of 1,000l. per an25000
to Mr. John Knight for charges of the late King's funeral and of the present King's Coronation1,00000
Complete total, 31,862l. 2s. 0d.
(Same dated same to the Customs Cashier, forwarding the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week: the items comprising all the Customs cash items as above [payable out of Customs money in the Exchequer] together with the following item [payable directly out of the Customs Office] viz. 2,000l. towards the quarter book [of the Customs salaries, London port]: total disposition of the Customs, 19,457l. 2s. 2d.)
(Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney similarly enclosing the paper of the week's disposition of the money of the Excise and Hearthmoney: the Excise items being the five items as above [payable out of Excise money in the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable directly out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz. 1,500l. to Prince George [of Denmark] toward last Lady day quarter on his annuity; 187l. 7s. 11d. to Mr. Duncombe for interest of 20,000l. lent to the late King in June, 1683, according to a certificate from Mr. Ashmole. Total disposition of the Excise, 9,387l. 7s. 11d. Similarly for the Hearthmoney: the items being the three Hearthmoney items as above [payable out of Hearthmoney in the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable directly out of the Hearthmoney Office on tallies] viz. 1,000l. to Mr. Noell in repayment of loan; 1,000l. to Mr. Price in repayment of loan. Total disposition of the Hearthmoney, 6,420l.)
April 29.Henry Guy to the Mint Commissioners to forthwith provide 250l. worth of Healing Medals. The Lord Treasurer will appoint money for same.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 63.
Same to Mr. Griffin [Treasurer of the Chamber]. I have informed the Auditors of Imprests that by the King's express command I have paid Jno. Branch, Serjeant of the Buckhounds to the late King, 200l. as in part of arrears due to him in your Office. (Same to the Auditors of Imprests to the like effect.)Ibid, pp. 63, 64.
Same to James Graham. Tell Serjeant Branch to speak with me when he comes next to town.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Harbord and Sir Christopher Wren to report on (a) infra.Ibid, p. 64.
Appending: (a) proposal dated 1683, Nov. 27, and signed Tho. Rider for a grant of a new lease for 21 years of the Treasury Office of the Navy (the present lease expiring at Michaelmas come 12 month) at 100l. per an. rent and fine of 1,500l. (as against 1,000l. fine and 70l. per an. rent in the present lease).
Privy seal for sums not exceeding 20,000l. in the whole to Henry, Visct. Brouncker, as imprest for the ordinary and extraordinary services of the Household of the late and present King. (Royal warrant dated April 21 for said privy seal.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 84.
Same for 1,396l. 4s. 4d. to Joseph Hornby and Nathaniell Hornby for [6 per cent.] interest and [2 per cent.] gratuity on several sums by them advanced for the service of the late King (viz. for 40,000l. from 1684, June 24, to the several days of repayment of 5,000l. thereof and to Sept. 29 on the remaining 35,000l. thereof at 8 per cent. and from Sept. 29 to Dec. 25 at 6 per cent. thereon; and for 25,000l. from 1684, June 24, to the several days of repayment at 8 per cent.; and for 560l. 0s. 5d. from 1683–4, Mar. 22, to the day of the repayment thereof at 8 per cent.) as by an account thereof to Dec. 25 last made up by Auditor William Aldworth and allowed Mar. 3 last [by Treasurer Rochester]. Together with dormant clause for 6 per cent. interest to them hereafter (made principal at the end of every quarter), on moneys by them lent and yet un-repaid and on any moneys they shall hereafter lend. (Royal warrant dated April 21 for said privy seal. Money warrant dated April 30 hereon. Money order dated May 5 hereon.)Ibid, pp. 86–7. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 48. Order Book I, p. 21.
April 29.Privy seal for payment to Sir Thomas Dereham, kt. of all arrears due to him on his ordinary of 1,000l. per an. and on his extraordinaries as Resident with the Great Duke of Tuscany as by the privy seal of 1681, April 30, [the said privy seal being determined by the death of Charles II]: and further for the payment to him quarterly in future of said ordinary and of his allowed extraordinaries: the present King having appointed him Envoy to the said Court.King's Warrant Book X, p. 107.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Attorney General of the petition of Mr. Ange for renewal of his warrant dated 1684, July 16 [as solicitor for the affair of the Recusants] and that same may be made to extend to all Recusants in England, Wales and the Counties Palatine of Durham, Lancaster and Chester, and that he may be directed to take care that the several late Receivers of that revenue be called to an account and to see that they pay into the Receipt the moneys in their hands (which are considerable) or that process issue against them; and that the Clerk of the Pipe be directed to make a certificate against Easter next of what money was taken in charge by the several sheriffs of England at their apposals for the year ended 1680, Sept. 29, against the two-thirds of the Recusants' estates and the 20l. per month, so that said Ange may be the better enabled to see that the moneys levied be duly paid into the Receipt.Reference Book III, p. 72.
April 30.Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Waring, late one of the Judges of the Court Merchant at Tangier, shewing that he was in a very good way of living until the demolishing that garrison by which he has been a great sufferer; and therefore praying a place in the Customs.Ibid, p. 75.
Said petition being referred from the King in Council, the Lord Treasurer hereby recommends him to the Customs Commissioners.
Same by same to same of the petition of Sir Richard Dereham to be admitted as Comptroller of Lynn Regis port, granted to him by Charles II in reversion of John Anguish, whose office is determined by the late King's death.Ibid.
Same by same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton of the petition of William Morris to the King for a grant of the fine of 400 marks set upon William Leeke of co. Salop, an attorney at law, for misdemeanours who has continued in prison a year and a half and upwards, being unable to pay same: petitioner having been out of employment for above three years.Ibid.
April 30.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Sir Robt. Sawyer, Attorney General, together with Mr. Fillingham and Mr. Hall, of the petition of John Wadlow, Jonathan Brome, Thomas Clements and Edmund Pendleton: petitioners shewing that John Wadlow, father of the petitioner, died indebted to the King in 47,881l. 8s. 9d.; that petitioners discovered a considerable part of said Wadlow's estate and said matter was referred by the late Treasury Lords to Sir Richd. Mason, Mr. Hall, Mr. Fillingham and Mr. Lawrence, but both Mason and Lawrence died before any progress therein: therefore praying a fresh reference so that a bill of discovery may be exhibited.Reference Book III, pp 76–7.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of George Gibbs (a watchman in extraordinary in the Customs) for a noontender's place loco Oliver Hanmot, deceased. If fit, petitioner is hereby to be presented.Ibid, p. 80.
Same by same to same of the petition of Widow Thornton, shewing that her husband, Capt. William Thornton, for several years Comptroller of Hull port, suffered much there in the time of the rebellion, being dismissed his place, turned out of the town and plundered to the value of 5,000l.; that he furnished 2,500l. to Charles I at York whereby his family was reduced to great want till the Restoration, when he was restored to his said place, but at his death left her with six daughters unprovided for; that her husband obliged her son, Capt. Thomas Thornton, who was to succeed in the place, to allow her 50l. per an. out of it, but he being dead she is left destitute, being over 70 years old: therefore prays 50l. per an. out of the salary of said place.Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of Edward Fayrer for a place as one of the 70 tidesmen in extraordinary, London port, he being the son of a loyal clergyman in co. Berks and bred up to a trade but finding no encouragement to set up.Ibid, p. 81.
Same by same to Richard Grahme and Philip Burton of the petition of Tho. Constable for a grant of the 60l. levied by the sheriff on the conviction of petitioner's nephew, Sir Philip Constable, bart., for Recusancy; petitioner and his father, Sir Philip Constable, having suffered much for their loyalty.Ibid.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Langley for renewal of his patent as searcher of customs at Ipswich.Ibid, p. 82.
Same by same to the Board of Greencloth of the petition of Thomas Forth, shewing that he was sworn brewer to the late King and then also was admitted brewer to his present Majesty, but being engaged in the farm [of the great branches] of the revenue of Ireland he laid out his estate [therein] and being bound for several great sums of money to enable them [said Farmers] to pay their rents to the King it brought petitioner to a sad condition and the late Board of Greencloth appointed Michael Arnold, esq. to supply the late King with beer, paying 50l. per an. to petitioner "in consideration of the said service": therefore prays to be restored to said employment or for said allowance, seeing that the said Farmers have not obtained any allowances from the late King upon their just claims in compensation of their great losses.Ibid, p. 87.
April 30.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Marmaduke Darcy et al. of the petition of Dr. Franklin, executor to Fra. Pointz, arrasmaker, praying that for the benefit of several orphans left by said Pointz in a very low condition he [petitioner] may be put in possession of the office [of arrasmaker] till they come of age; and that the account of moneys due to him [Pointz] out of the Great Wardrobe may be stated in order to giving relief to the said orphans.Reference Book III, p. 89.
Same by same to Bartholomew Fillingham and Tho. Hall and William Lowndes of the petition of Mris. Beatrix Copley, relict of Edw. Copley, esq., co. Yorks: petitioner shewing that in 1666 Mr. Josa Greathead, who had before that time discovered a great plot against the late King and came thereupon into favour, for a gratuity had the collection of the Hearthmoney in the West Riding of Yorks and York City and prevailed with Mr. Copley and Mr. Batt to be his sureties upon promise of partnership; that Mr. Sam. Brisby was agent for Mr. Copley for collecting the duty in the division appointed to Mr. Copley's share and that all his collection was (as is acknowledged by Greathead in a letter dated 1675, Nov. 10) paid to Mr. Greathead, except 70l. 10s. 6d. which was to be allowed for his pains; but Copley being dead Greathead has procured extents in the late King's name against Copley's estate to the great oppression of his widow and seven children: further that in June, 1667, Sir Robt. Viner et al. being Farmers of the Hearthmoney over England agreed with William Batt for the farm of the county of Lincoln for three years to pay 6,500l. per an. and Batt took in Alex. Butterworth, Edw. Copley and Greathead as partners whereupon they became bound in 12 several bonds of 3,250l. apiece: that Batt undertook the management of the whole business and what money came to Mr. Copley's hands he paid to Batt: but it soon appeared that the revenue was less than the rent whereupon the Grand Farmers abated considerably of what was contracted for: that Mr. Batt and Mr. Butterworth at the same time contracted with the Grand Farmers for the Hearthmoney of co. Lanes (with which Mr. Copley had nothing to do) and Mr. Batt by his management so intermixed and misapplied his payments that with the money which came to his hands he cleared the farm of Lancashire and left near 4,000l. in arrear in co. Linc., albeit he had moneys enough in his hands (and bought lands with it in his son's name) which would have discharged both [Counties] and thus Mr. Copley (though he had paid more [than his porportion] by 1,550l. 4s. 6d. by borrowing money, as appears by the particulars of his receipts and disbursements) yet these bonds given as above were given [by ? Batt] for security and in trust for the Grand Farmers and thereupon the said Farmers did for recovery of their arrears prosecute an extent out of the Exchequer to the sheriff of York upon two of the said bonds of 3,250l. each, returnable at Michaelmas, 1671; thereupon Batt's lands were extended, but extent was forborne against Mr. Copley, he giving security to pay his part and to come to account: accordingly in Hilary term, 1671, he attended with his accounts, but Mr. Batt and Mr. Butterworth were not ready and they were all given till the following Feb. and then again Batt and Butterworth failed; but shortly afterward Batt and Butterworth came to agreement [with] Sir Rich. Lloyd, Sir Rob. Vyner et al. (Mr. Batt and Mr. Butterworth having in their custody the books, accounts etc. and not suffering same to be seen whereby it would have appeared that Mr. Copley had paid his proportion) "they by Col. Webb's answering the whole and giving security to him (he having then a great sum of money in Sir Robt. Vynar's hands which he meant to take out that way) Mr. Batt and Butterworth still suggesting that Mr. Copley was in arrears, prevailed with the Grand Farmers to prosecute new extents against Mr. Copley, howbeit the said Mr. Copley's estate was not in truth ever actually extended, but his bonds do still lie out": that Mr. Batt died eight or nine years agone and Mr. Copley seven years agone: that the Grand Farmers were bound to the King for the whole revenues and that the late King was satisfied in part by them and graciously pardoned the residue: that these bonds as aforesaid taken in the King's name in truth is only in trust and for the use of the Grand Farmers: that some of the sub-farmers 12 or 13 years ago did fully satisfy the rent and arrears to the Grand Farmers and Mr. Copley if the books might be seen has paid 1,500l. more than his proportion: that Copley's lands were long since settled and entailed and in truth not liable to any debts (after his death) contracted by him since his marriage which is 30 years ago; but some busy persons having got these bonds and obsolete extents into their hands do, to get compositions, bring ejectments and once in a trial at York Assizes by the ancient settlement were cast but still brought down records for trial in the King's name and let them fall and no costs can be recovered because brought in the King's name: so though the lands be settled to raise children's portions little can be made of it by reason of the rumour of these incumbrances [of bonds] because if an extent came it would carry away all the farmers' goods and being at the King's suit no replevin lies: under these extremities petitioner and several of her children have been forced for their livelihood to do service for these seven years past: therefore pray to be left to quietly enjoy the unsold remains of a great estate which was employed in the late King's service.Ibid, pp. 90–1.
April 30.Privy seal for sums not exceeding [in the whole] 6,731l. 13s. 4d. to Robert Squibb, junr., gent. as imprest for the redemption of English captives and for incidents thereto belonging: to be by him paid according to warrants from the Lord Treasurer as the said Lord Treasurer shall be directed from time to time by orders in Council: the money to be issued out of such moneys as have been collected and paid into the Receipt from the pious and charitable uses of the King's good subjects for the redemption of English captives who are in slavery at Algiers and other places: it being the King's intention that same shall be applied in the most speedy and regular manner that may be to the use for which it was gathered. (Royal warrant dated April 21 for said privy seal.)King's Warrant Book X, pp. 88–9.
April 30.Royal sign manual for 500l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal of Feb. 27 last. (Money warrant dated May 1 hereon. Money order dated May 2 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 89. Money Book VI, p. 51. Order Book I, p. 19.
Same for 400l. each to Sidney, Lord Godolphin, Sir John Ernle (Chancellor of the Exchequer), Sir Stephen Fox, Sir Dudley North and Henry Frederick Thynne for last Christmas quarter's salaries as late Treasury Lords. (Money warrant dated May 1 heron. Money order dated May 2 heroon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 90. Money Book VI, p. 52. Order Book I, p. 20.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Charles Bertie of the office of Treasurer and Paymaster of the Office of Ordnance with the annual fee or salary of 40l. payable at the Exchequer and all other profits etc. thereof as from Christmas last and with all clauses as in the grant of said office to him by the late King.King's Warrant Book X, p. 91.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 850l. per an. for the salaries of the Committee of Council for Trade and Plantations, viz. as follows: 400l. per an. for such of the Clerks of the Privy Council as shall attend on the business of said Committee; 250l. per an. to William Blathwayte for his constant attendance on said business; 150l. per an. to three clerks to be continually employed therein; 50l. per an. to a messenger and his assistant. All extraordinary charges incident in this business are to be attested by bills to be signed by said Committee and are [thereupon] hereby to be paid quarterly together with the above salaries, as from Christmas last: the payments to be made to said Blathwayte to be by him disposed of to the persons concerned. Further, all sums due at the death of Charles II on the privy seal of 1679, July 30, for 909l. 10s. 0d. per an. to said Blathwayt for said purpose (which privy seal was determined by the late King's death as was also the said Committee for Trade and Foreign Plantations) are hereby to be paid: the King being sensible of the great benefit arising to his service by the management of the said matters in the said manner and having declared his pleasure that the inspection thereof should be again left to a select Committee of the Privy Council.Ibid, pp. 91–3.
Same to same for a same for the payment of 2,306l. 13s. 4d. to Henry, Duke of Beaufort, formerly Marquess of Worcester, Lord President of the Council in the Marches of Wales, for the arrears for one year to Michaelmas last on the several annual allowances of 1,106l. 13s. 4d. for diet for the said Lord President and Council and for foreign expences (as by the privy seal of 1672, July 10) and 800l. for the extraordinary expences of the Court and Household there [at Ludlow] (as by the privy seal of 1672, Dec. 23, and as expressed in an establishment of said Court and Household dated 1668, Nov. 13, annexed to the said privy seal) and 400l. for the provision and maintenance of an honourable stable [as by the said last named privy seal]: all by reason that said arrears cannot (as is supposed) be paid by reason of the death of the late King. Further hereby from Michaelmas last the said three annual sums are to be hereby paid as they hereafter incur, during pleasure. The steward of the said Court and Household is hereby to keep a book of his particular disbursements upon the said establishment, the pages of which are to be signed by the said Lord President, which is to be a sufficient voucher for said account, "and because some things that may be necessary for our said service, though comprehended under the general heads of our said establishment cannot be particluarly enumerated our will and pleasure is that where such particulars are allowed and signed as aforesaid that is to be looked upon as a sufficient warrant for passing the same in the account of the said steward."Ibid, pp. 93–5.
April 30.Money warrant for 10,000l. to Henry, Visct. Brouncker, as imprest for the ordinary and extraordinary service of the Household of the late and present King. (Money order dated May 2 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 50. Order Book I, p. 21.
Same for 20,000l. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe in repayment of the like sum by them lent into the Receipt Mar. 5 last: to be satisfied by tallies on the Excise. (Money order dated May 2 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 51. Order Book I, p. 20.
Same for 3,000l. to Robt. Werden in further part of the 20,000l. to him by the privy seal of Mar. 31 last: for his Majesty's service (for the use of the Queen until a suitable addition be made to her jointure for the support of her royal estate and dignity); without account other than such as he is to render to the Queen for the same. (Money order dated May 2 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 51. Order Book I, p. 20.
Same for 300l. to Philip Burton as imprest for Crown law charges. (Money order dated May 2 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 51. Order Book I, p. 19.
Same for 1,500l. to John Knight for William Hewer for tapestry hangings as by the privy seal of Mar. 31 last supra, p. 80. Memoranda ut ibid. are to be entered on the former privy seal and order for the said sum of 1,500l. to Ralph (now Lord) Montague. (Money order dated May 2 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 52. Order Book I, p. 20.
Same for 5,000l. to William Hewer, Treasurer for the affairs of Tangier, as imprest and in part of 50,000l. for the service of the late garrison there as by the privy seal of Mar. 31 last. (Money order dated May 2 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 53. Order Book I, p. 20.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such Excise money as was paid into the Exchequer last week, viz.Disposition Book IV, p. 26.
to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces4,500
to Col. Werden for the Queen Consort3,000
to Mris. Ellen Gwynne500
(Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney forwarding the paper of the disposition of the Excise for last week; said paper containing only the above items.)
Same to [the Customs Commissioners] to visit the goods of Madame de Gouverney at her lodgings in St. James's Square for their transportation.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 64.
April 30.Henry Guy to [the Customs Commissioners] to visit the goods of the Envoy from the Duke of Savoy at his lodgings at the Three Blue Potts in the Pall Mall "because the said Envoy is now upon his return."Out Letters (General) IX, p. 64.
Same to same to report on the enclosed order of Council [missing] made upon complaint of the Governor and Company of Merchant Adventurers against the Countess of Portland [concerning the aulnage]. You are to examine the state of the Merchant Adventurers' trade in relation to [the shipping of] white cloths, concerning the causes of the decay of that trade and what may be fit to be done for the encouragement thereof for the future.Ibid.
Same to same to have brought up to the London Custom House the five dozen of gloves and the silver soleil seized at Gravesend by Mr. Taylor.Ibid, p. 65.
Same to Mr. Gregory, clerk to Mr. Pottinger, to forthwith attend the Lord Treasurer with the tallies in your hands levied on the Four and a Half per cent. duty which were formerly entrusted to Mr. Lawrence, deceased, your late master.Ibid.
Same to Sir Robt. Vyner. According to your desire Treasurer Rochester has moved the King "about taking of the jewels from the crown called St. Edward's Crown, her Majesty's two crowns, the coronet and her Majesty's sceptre which were lent." It is the King's pleasure that the jewels which were so lent be taken off accordingly.Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed paper [missing] being a proposal for preventing frauds in the Excise.Ibid.
Same to Lord Kingston of Ireland. The King will hear the business between you and your brother. Treasurer Rochester will give you notice of the time for the hearing.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Agar to attend Treasurer Rochester with the account of wood felled last year in Whittlewood and Salcey forest.Ibid.
Same to Mr. [Charles] Fox to stop the 96l. that was paid for subsistence of 27 sick soldiers of the Scotch Regiment that came from Tangier, Mr. Hewer having reported that the said soldiers will regularly receive their proportions when the 36 days' arrear of pay due to that Regiment shall be ordered to be paid.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Darcy et al. A paper of things wanting in the House of Commons has been presented to Treasurer Rochester. You are to view the House and report whether it be necessary that the seats of the whole body of the House be new covered and what window curtains will be proper and necessary for the House.Ibid.
Same to the Lord Keeper to attend the King at the Treasury Chambers at 9 o'clock to-morrow morning. (The like notice to the Lord President of the Privy Council, Lord Privy Seal, Duke of Ormonde, Earl of Sunderland, Earl of Middleton, Lord Godolphin, Lord Chief Justice Jefferys, Sir Leoline Jenkins.)Ibid, p. 66
April 30.Henry Guy to Mr. Hewer, enclosing a letter of Ma. Hughes. Inform Treasurer Rochester how what she desires is to be done.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 66.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Francis Gwynn of a piece of land lying in the circuit of Whitehall Palace in the parish of St. Martins in the Fields abutting north on Scotland Yard and the Back Yard and south on another area called the Backyard and near certain Chambers or lodgings now or late in the tenure of Sir Paul Neale on the west and other chambers or edifices now or late in the tenure of Francis, Visct. Newport, and Richard Miller, one of the King's doorkeepers on the East; being 54 feet in length south to north and 23 feet in width: together with all the houses or sheds thereon late in the occupation of divers servants of the King. The present lease to be for 31 years at the rent of 6s. 8d. per an.: with power of building under the approbation of the Surveyor General of the Works but with a proviso for reassumption.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 46–7.
Prefixing and appending: (a) particular of the premises. (b) Ratal dated Mar. 27 last thereof by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. From Sir Christopher Wren's report of Oct. 14 last (supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VII, p. 1521), the buildings thereon are all low mean old buildings and sheds: one small part thereof late in the tenure of Dr. Dickenson, Physician of the Household, and other parts used and enjoyed by the serjeants at arms, gentlemen sewers, and musicians to the King, whose interest Mr. Gwynn has obtained. The lessee is to covenant to erect a better and more convenient room for the use of the King's musicians than they had before upon or near the place where their old apartment was. (c) Entry [of the Lord Treasurer's signature] of the docquet of this demise.
Same dormant by same to Edward Nicholas, esq. Receiver General of the Alienation Office, to pay the fees and charges of the said Office as follows for Easter term past and for the future termly as they shall grow due together with such incidents as shall be duly certified by three of the Commissioners [of Alienations] "not exceeding any former precedents for the same," viz.:Ibid X, p 48
to the said Commissioners (Peregrine Bertie, Sir Edmund Turnor, Edward Courthop)40l. each
to Edward Nicholas, Receiver General40l.
John Potenger, Master in Chancery, Henry Clerk and Samuel Rhodes, clerks5l. each
incidents for the said Easter term and preceding vacation9060
"And whereas I have also appointed Charles Middleton, esq. and Percivall Brunskel, esq. to be two of my deputies [Commissioners] in the said Office, intending to make trial of them for one year upon their proposing to advance the revenue there," if in the account of the revenue thereof ending Easter next it shall have exceeded the medium of the last three years you are hereby to pay them 160l. each for their service in improving said revenue out of such improvement or so much thereof as the said improvement will amount to."