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May 1685, 11-20

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'Entry Book: May 1685, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 174-189. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82496 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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May 1685, 11-20

May 11.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Treasurer Rochester (in further part of 16,000l. granted to him out of the profits of Lord Grey's estate) the 1,700l. which is paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Grahme et al. out of said profits.Disposition Book IV, p. 29.
Same to same to issue the 29l. now remaining in the Exchequer of the moneys of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty, to Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, for Mris. Mary Peacock, widow of Henry Peacock, late pensionary trumpeter.Ibid.
Also to issue to same 36l. 10s. 0d. out of the 354l. 15s. 0d. directed the 5th inst. to be reserved ut supra, p. 167.
(Same dated same to said Griffin to issue these two sums respectively to said Peacock and to the underkeepers in Waltham Forest payable in the Office of the Chamber, as for one year ended Lady day last.)
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to Mr. Defour, one of the Pages of the Backstairs to the Queen, at St. James's House, the goods seized some time since out of the Speedwell, Benjamin Clarke master.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 72.
Same ("your friend and servant") to Tho. Tealing, innkeeper at Wingfield in Berks, to attend the Lord Treasurer at the Treasury Chambers.Ibid.
Same to Rich. Coling. It is the King's pleasure that the several quantities of plate as follows be delivered to the respective persons therein named. You are to acquaint the Lord Chamberlain therewith, viz.Ibid.
the Earl of Exeter as Lord Almoner at the Coronation desires the same quantity of plate as Sir George Carteret had at the Coronation of Charles II viz. 305 ounces of gilt plate.
Lord Alington as Chief Cupbearer desires the cup and cover as was presented to the King at the Coronation, viz. of 32 ounces: as was at the Coronation of Charles II.
The Lord Mayor of London desires to have the gold cup and cover of the value of 20 ounces, as Chief Butler, which he had before at the Coronation of Charles II.
The Mayor of Oxford desires a gilt cup and cover as Under Butler, as he had before, of the value of 110 ounces.
The Champion Dymmock desires a cup and cover gilt, as formerly, of the value of 36 ounces.
May 11.Henry Guy to Mr. Blathwaite to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Eliz. Calere.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 73.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Thomas Bourke.Ibid.
There is one Jackson who receives half pay. The King is informed that he is an ill[affected] man. On whose certificate was he admitted to receive half pay? You are to inquire as to his character.
Same to Mr. Harbord, [Surveyor General of Crown Lands] to attend Treasurer Rochester to-morrow as you failed to do so to-day.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer for a copy of Mr. Earlisman's assignment whereby he made over to you his salary of 380l. per an. as Consul at Algier.Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners for a list what bills of exchange are drawn upon you and now due.Ibid.
Same to same to appoint John Bowyer, or some other purveyor of the Navy, to assist the Commissioners appointed to fell timber in Whittlewood Forest this season as by the warrant of the 2nd inst.Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General. Mr. Stysted proceeds to give disturbance to the Customs officers. You are not to assist him unless he brings the authority of the Lord Treasurer or of the Customs Commissioners.Ibid.
Same to the Hamburgh Company. You have not yet sent the Customs Commissioners an answer of what they desired concerning white cloth. Hasten it, as the King expects an account of that matter by Wednesday next.Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make out a new bill for 91l. 7s. 6d. to Alexander Curtis, late purser of the King's ship Moncke, his original bill dated 1676, Oct. 30 being lost or mislaid.Ibid, p. 74.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the petition of Tho. Treglith and John Mitton, shewing that William Tomlinson, a tidesman in Topsham and Peregrine Perlabin, being on board the ship Hamburgh did take 30s. of the shipsmaster for permitting several goods ashore without paying Custom.Ibid.
Royal sign manual for 300l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of Feb. 27 last. (Money warrant dated May 11 hereon. Money order dated May 12 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 107. Money Book VI, p. 57. Order Book I, p. 23.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for the payment from time to time to the Masters in Chancery (except the Master of the Rolls, who is otherwise sufficiently provided for) of 100l. per an. free of any deduction or charges and over and above their present yearly allowances for robes out of the Hanaper Office: the King taking into consideration the meanness of the profits and allowances belonging to the places of the said Masters in respect of their trusts and employments and that the said allowance of salary was therefore made them by the late King. Said salary to be payable quarterly as from Michaelmas last. The two quarters due at Lady day last are to be hereby paid forthwith.King's Warrant Book X, p. 108.
May 11.Royal warrant to Treasurer Rochester to supersede and stay till further order all process against loyal Recusants as follows whose names are mentioned in the schedules [missing] annexed to this warrant: the late King having signified his intention to his Attorney General for the pardoning of such of his subjects who had been sufferers in the late rebellion for their loyalty or whose parents or near relatives had been then sufferers for their loyalty or who have themselves testified their loyalty and affection to the government and were prosecuted, indicted or convicted for not taking, or refusing to take, the oaths of allegiance and supremacy or one of them, or had been prosecuted upon the Prerogative Writ, called the Long Writ of the Exchequer, for the penalty of 20l. per month or upon outlawries or other process for the causes aforesaid or for not coming to church: and the said persons whose names are mentioned in the said schedules having produced to the King certificates of such loyalty and sufferings of themselves and their families and others in probability will produce the like certificates. Process is therefore hereby to cease as above against the said persons and against all other persons for whom certificates shall be hereafter produced to the Lord Treasurer and against their lands, goods and chattels and also against all lessees of the two-thirds part of their estates.King's Warrant Book X, p. 109. Warrants Early XXXIII, p. 11b.
Same to the Attorney General to the like effect as above.King's Warrant Book X, pp. 109–10.
Same to Sir John Buckworth, Tho. Neale, Charles Duncomb and James Hoare, Commissioners for making farthings and half pence of tin, from time to time to cause all such blank pieces of tin with a stud of copper in the centre of them for making farthings and halfpence to be marked on the edges or rounds of the pieces with these words nummorum famulus and the year of our Lord, with such other marks as you shall think fit: and further to cause them to be coined with the King's portraiture or effiigies with these words Jacobus Secundus on the one side and the figure of a woman sitting on a globe with the word Britannia on the other side.Ibid, p. 110.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the sale by inch of candle for the King's use of a small vessel called the Amity and her furniture and lading of salt: and for the proceeds to be paid to the Treasurer of the Navy for the service of the Navy: the said vessel laden with salt being retaken from the Algerines in the Mediterranean and brought into Portsmouth harbour by order of the late Commissioners of the Admiralty and her lading laid up in a storehouse there whereby the vessel by her long lying is much decayed and the salt considerably wasted for want of timely orders for its disposal.Ibid, p. 115. Warrants Early XXXIII, p. 11.
May 11.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to William Culliford of the office or place of Register of Seizures (Register of all goods, ships, wares and merchandises that shall be seized or stayed in any of our ports or members thereof or in any other place or places whatsoever within England, Wales or Berwick by reason of any importation or exportation contrary to law; as also of all informations and suits in any Courts touching same or for the non-payment of any duties payable for goods imported or exported) with the salaries of 106l. 13s. 4d. per an. and 93l. 6s. 8d. per an. payable quarterly from Christmas last: [being the office held by said Culliford at the death of Charles II].King's Warrant Book X, pp. 115–6.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant to William Wynne of Lincolns Inn, gent., of the offices of steward and recorder of the lordship and manor of Denbigh and Denbigh lands in North Wales, with the fees of 40l. per an. for the stewardship and 6s. 8d. for the recordership payable by the receiver of the rents etc. of said manor: the same having been granted 1676–7, June 16, to John Wynne of Melay, co. Denbigh, and said grant being void by the late King's death said John has desired that said offices may be granted to his son William. Said Wynne is to deliver to the auditors [of North Wales] yearly perfect rolls of the extracts of the profits of every Court and Lett [Leat] holden within said lordship and the manors thereto belonging whereby the fines set therein may be duly put in charge and so answered to the bailiffs and collectors.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 60–1.
Fiats by same for royal letters patent to constitute Edw. Furlong one of the King's waiters, Bristol port: to wit, the office be held at the death of Charles II.Ibid, pp. 61, 62.
John Needler as controller of the great and little customs of wool, leather, hides, skins, lead and tin and of the subsidy of 3s. a butt and 12d. a pound in London port: to wit, as above.
Reference by same to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] of the petition to the King from Sir George Jeffreys, kt. and bart., Lord Chief Justice of England, for a lease of Upp Park, co. Sussex, forfeited to the late King by the late Lord Grey for treason: the King having ordered the deer to be taken from thence to the end it may be let to farm. The house and building thereon were left ruinous by the late Lord Grey and petitioner must be at great charge to repair same and to divide the park into several closes or farms to make profit thereof.Reference Book III, p. 87.
Same by same to the Auditors of Imprests of a warrant of the late Treasurer Clifford for 61l. 15s. 7d. to Sir Edmd. Andros to be by him paid over to Mris. Pryce (Eliz. Pryce, widow); together with the privy seal authorising same and the acquittance of Eliz. Pryce endorsed on the said warrant.Ibid, p. 89.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition to the King from Alexr. Hall of Munckridg, [Monkridge] (in the margin the name is erroneously given as Alexander Monckridg) co. Northumberland, gent., for the office of Customer of Berwick port now, or soon to be, vacant by the misdemeanour of the present officer.Ibid, p. 95.
May 11.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of John Baynes concerning the account of his late father, Commissary Baynes, for the 15,685l. 14s. 10d. alleged to have been paid to him for the Barbados Regiment: petitioner shewing that his said father was a Commissary of Musters and had no obligation upon him to intermeddle in the payment of the said Regiment, but as he was desired to do it by the Earl of Danby, then Lord Treasurer: that he delivered an account of 12,770l. 13s. 6d. thereof to Auditor Bridges with vouchers to justify same which was the first money imprested to him for two payments of the said Regiments; and no exceptions have been at any time made to the said account: that said Commissary further received the moiety of 2,915l. 0s. 2d. in 1679, etc. according to order and the account and vouchers for same petitioner is ready to produce: "but forasmuch as your petitioner's said father was employed six years or thereabouts in the said service without any salary or gratification for his pains and attendance therein and to the great impoverishing and weakening of his estate, being obliged by his constant [employment] on it wholly to neglect his private concerns of his fortune; and that your petitioner cannot by the course of the Exchequer obtain a quietus out of that Court upon the passing of his said father's account without an expence and charge for the same," therefore prays a grant of a competent recompense for his father's pains in said service to enable him [petitioner] thereout the better to provide for his brothers and sisters whose fortunes and his own were much weakened by occasion thereof.Reference Book III, p. 100.
Order by same for the execution of a money order dated 1683–4, Jan. 21, for 1,000l. to Sir Henry Robinson in repayment of so much by him that day lent into the Exchequer.Order Book I, p. 23.
Appending: recordatur of the payment 1684–5, Jan. 27, by Teller Sir Tho. Vernon, of 41l. 8s. 4d. for interest due on said order from date thereof to 1684, Sept. 29.
Same by same for the execution of a money order dated 1684, Nov. 11, for 5,000l. to Edward Sheldon in repayment of the like sum by him lent that day into the Exchequer.Ibid.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Robert Squibb, junr., as imprest, to be by him paid over for the redemption of English captives [in Barbary] as by the privy seal of April 30 last: to be satisfied out of moneys in the Exchequer arising by the collection for the said use. (Money order dated May 12 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 56. Order Book I, p. 24.
Order by Treasurer Rochester for the exeeution of a money warrant of Jan. 7 last for 25l. 1s. 10½d. to George Smith for 1676, Michaelmas quarter, as a Serjeant at Arms.Money Book VI, p. 56.
Money warrant for 700l. to Philip Burton as imprest for Crown law charges. (Money order dated May 12 hereon.)Ibid, p. 56. Order Book I, p. 24.
May 11.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to abovesaid Philip Burton to pay [the abovesaid] 700l. to Charles Hanses for disbursements made or to be made by him for his Majesty's service.Money Book VI, p. 56.
1675
[sic erratum for 1685]. May 12.
Order by same for the execution of a royal warrant dated 1685, May 11 for the payment (out of the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of the 6th inst.) of 500l. remaining due to Sir John James and partners on an order dated 1683–4, Feb. 20, for 1,599l. 15s. 2d. to them as in full of 29,099l. 15s. 2d. due to them from the King ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VII, pp. 1054, 1475–6: it appearing that said 500l. cannot be paid upon the said order by reason of the death of Charles II.King's Warrant Book X, p. 111.
Prefixing: copy of said order with recordaturs thereto attached of payments made thereupon by the Tellers of the Exchequer, viz. 99l. 15s. 2d. paid 1684–5, Jan. 28, by Teller Loving, 500l. paid same date by Teller Sir George Downing and 500l. paid same date by Mr. Chudleigh, deputy to Teller Clifford.
1685. May 12.Warrant by same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney to allow 50l. per an. each to the six able and expert officers commissionated by them to make a particular survey [of hearths and chimneys] in the several counties of North and South Wales; no particular survey having yet been made thereof.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 61.
Same by same to same to make an allowance, to the officer concerned, not exceeding a moiety of the growing duty in cases where a firehearth omitted to be charged shall be discovered in any house formerly charged or where the firehearth in the house of a pauper that hath not hitherto paid shall be reduced, and also a moiety of the arrears which shall be received thereon: and further that where any sub-collector shall surcharge any of the preceding officers with any money by them received due since 1684, Lady day, the officer making out such surcharge may have an allowance not exceeding a moiety thereof.Ibid, pp. 61–2.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to constitute William Upcott, George Treweeke, Nathl. Luggar and George Collins, gent., to be the supervisors of tin blowing houses in Cornwall and Devon in the respective districts ut supra, pp. 132–3.King's Warrant Book X, pp. 112–3.
Royal sign manual for 687l. 4s. 7d. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of May 6 inst. (Money warrant dated May 18 hereon. Money order dated May 20 hereon.)Ibid, p. 113. Money Book VI, p. 58. Order Book I, p. 24.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a bill to pass the great seal [of England] and the seal of the Duchy of Lancashire containing a grant and licence to Lawrence Carter of the borough of Leicester, gent., his heirs and assigns to erect cisterns, waterhouses and conduits upon some convenient part of the waste ground within said borough and within the Bishop's Fee, Newark and Castle of Leicester and to dig the streets for laying pipes and placing engines for taking up and conveying water from the river Soar for the use of the inhabitants of said borough etc. at reasonable rates and prices: at a yearly reserve rent of 6s. 8d. to the Crown.King's Warrant Book X, p. 113. Warrants Early XXXIII, p. 11.
May 12.Money warrant for 750l. to Henry, Duke of Grafton, for last Lady day quarter on his annuity or pension out of the Excise.Money Book VI, p. 57.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to William Hewer, [Treasurer for Tangier] to pay 100l. to Henry Hordeznell, Recorder of his Majesty's late city of Tangier, ut supra, p. 67, as in full of half a year's salary which the King is pleased to allow and continue to him from the time he was last paid to 1683–4, Mar. 22.Ibid.
Same by same to same to pay to the Earl of Peterborough 500l. for half a year to 1683, Lady day, on his pension of 1,000l. per an. settled on the Tangier establishment on which you have paid him 3,750l. which clears the said pension up to 1682, Michaelmas.Ibid, pp. 57–8.
Appending: certificate by said Hewer of his said payments on said pension.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Bettesworth.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 73.
Same to same to report on the two enclosed petitions [missing] of Anthony Meeke and Richard Cowley.Ibid, p. 74.
Same to same to deliver to bearer (on payment of Customs) five dozen gloves and a silver soleil lately brought from Gravesend.Ibid.
Same to Auditor Parsons. Send me the account of wood sales made in Dean Forest by Tho. Agar 10 or 12 years ago.Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Gainsborough to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Francis Dickins for a renewal of the grant of his place as woodward of New Forest [void by the late King's death].Ibid.
Same to Sir Gilbert Talbot to hasten the bringing in of the King's plate ut supra, p. 165. Give the Lord Treasurer an account of your proceeding herein.Ibid, p. 75.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of Post Office money now remaining in the Exchequer) 500l. to William Hewer to be by him paid over to the Earl of Peterborough upon account of said Earl's arrears [of pension] as above on the establishment of the late garrison of Tangier.Disposition Book IV, p. 30.
May 13.Same to same to issue as follows out of such moneys of the Customs, Excise, Hearthmoney and Post Office as are directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.:Ibid, pp. 29–30.
l.s.d.
Out of the Customs.
to the Treasurer of the Navy [on the Navy's] weekly money3,00000
to ditto towards paying off sea officers and bills in course40000
to ditto for the Victuallers60000
to ditto for Mr. Josiah Woodland and partners62394
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [on the Ordnance Office's] weekly money2,00000
to Edward Sheldon, in repayment of loan5,00000
to Philip Packer on the estimate of repairs for Somerset House1,20000
to Lord Colepeper in full of 1,086l. 13s. 4d.86134
to John Knight in part of 1,500l. for hangings delivered [by William Hewer] to the Great Wardrobe.50000
£13,41028
Out of the Excise.
to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces5,00000
to Visct. Brouncker for the Household1,00000
to the Duke of Grafton75000
£6,75000
Out of Hearthmoney.
to Mr. Knight for the Coronation etc.1,00000
to Mr. Rosse, the Jeweller1,00000
to the Earl of Chesterfield, one year's fee166134
£2,166134
Out of the Post Office money.
to John Robinson, Agent in Sweden361911
to Sir Henry Gooderick, on his extraordinaries74700
to me [Guy] for secret service by [way of] advance50000
(Total direction)£23,935511
(Same dated same to the Customs Cashier enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week, said paper including the abovesaid Customs items [payable out of Customs money in the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable direct out of the Customs Office on tallies] viz.: 1,000l. to Sir Benjamin Bathurst in repayment of loan; 424l. 1s. 8d. to the King's Remembrancer for the port books; 100l. to Sir William Dugdale on his warrant; 1,000l. to Mr. Hewer in part of what is due to him on tallies; 2,000l. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe in part of their debt. Total disposition, 17,934l. 4s. 4d.)
(Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Excise and Hearthmoney for the present week: said paper including the abovesaid Excise and Hearthmoney items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz.: out of the Excise, 1,000l. to Mr. Toll in part of his debt; 500l. to Mr. Hornby in part of his debt; 3,000l. to the Queen Dowager for the quarter due at Lady day last; 2,000l. to Sir Benj. Bathurst to be advanced on the account of the Princess; 2,000l. to Mr. Nihill in repayment of loan for Mr. Le Gouch; 1,500l. to Mr. Freind and Mr. Calvert; total disposition of the Excise, 16,750l. out of the Hearthmoney: 1,000l. to Mr. Price in repayment of loan; 1,000l. to Mr. Bertie in repayment of loan; 567l. 10s. 0d. for the [office] quarterly bill for last Lady day; 1,252l. 6s. 8d. to Mr. Duncombe in repayment of 22,000l. due [to be repaid] on the [Hearthmoney] rent of last Lady day: total disposition of Excise and Hearthmoney combined, 22,736l. 10s. 0d.)
May 13.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to John Knight for Mr. Hewer the 1,000l. directed Nov. 13 last to Lord Montague for said Hewer out of Alderman Duncombe's 50,000l. loan on the Hearthmoney: said 1,000l. to be as in part of 1,500l. [which is completed by the above 500l. and will be] in full of 3,000l. to said Hewer for tapestry hangings by him delivered into the Great Wardrobe.Disposition Book IV, p. 31.
(Same of same date to Mr. Darcy et al. apprising them of the payment of the abovesaid [500l. and 1,000l. or in all] 1,500l. to said Knight for said Hewer. You are to give the necessary directions to said Knight to so pay same to Hewer.)
Same to same to issue 480l. 14s. 6d. to me [Guy] for secret service: out of Hearthmoney remaining in the Exchequer.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 75.
May 30
[sic erratum for May 13].
Privy seal for an annuity or yearly pension of 1,000l. to Hugh Tint, esq., during pleasure: to be paid quarterly as from Christmas last, without account. (Royal warrant dated April 30 for said privy seal. The money warrant of May 18 for the first payment on this pension [infra, p. 185] corrects the date of this privy seal to May 13.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 89.
May 13.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Sir Peter Apsley of the petition of John Lindsay, goldsmith, shewing that about 11 years since he paid 5,000l. to the Earl of Peterborough for the service of the then Duke of York and now King James II and did some months after receive the same out of the Exchequer, but had to pay 84l. for officers' fees thereon [at the Receipt] which with interest then due amounts to 117l. 10s. 0d. Prays payment thereof.Reference Book III, p. 92.
Royal warrant authorising and appointing Sir John Coell, kt., to continue to hold and execute the office of steward of the King's manor of Richmond alias West Sheene which he has held ever since the Restoration.King's Warrant Book X, p. 116.
May 14.Henry Guy to Lord Baltimore, enclosing an extract [missing] of a letter from Capt. Allin, commander of the Quaker ketch, concerning the death of Mr. Rousby, "and that no officer of the Customs in Maryland can live without a good guard."Out Letters (General) IX, p. 75.
Same to Mr. Pepys enclosing the Customs Commissioners' answer [missing] concerning ships trading in the Plantations. You [or the Admiralty] are to turn same into instructions for the command of the vessel that goes to relieve the Quaker ketch at Virginia: and you are to obtain the King's signature thereto.Ibid.
May 18.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of Francis Gwyn shewing that he has a lease of the ground on which some small sheds stood adjoining the innermost Scotland Yard; that he has prevailed with Sir Paul Neale who has an old ruined building in which no person has lodged this five or six years, to part with his interest to petitioner: therefore prays a new lease to include [both this and] the former plot.Reference Book III, p. 91.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Jacob Hugboat as by a reference thereof from the King of the 13th inst.: petitioner shewing that he is master of the ship called the Katherine in the Boat alias Hugboat, a merchantman of Amsterdam of 90 tons burden, now lying at St. Katherines, coming there five weeks since with oats and piece goods, but two casks of Westphalia hams were found in her, being there without petitioner's knowledge, and were seized by Robert Lucas, a Customs officer, since which the churchwardens or overseers of St. Katherine's have seized the ship as forfeited by having said hams on board, being prohibited goods: prays a release of his ship, he being altogether a stranger here.Ibid, p. 92.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Charles Godolphin, esq., of the office of Assaymaster of tin, commonly called Assaymaster of the Stannaries at all coinages of tin within the counties of Cornwall and Devon: during pleasure and with the wages or fee of 200l. per an. payable by the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall out of the issues of said coinage or other profits of tin: being the office which he held by grant from Charles II during pleasure.King's Warrant Book X, p. 118.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. As the Treasury Office is to remove forthwith to that which was the King's side when he was Duke [of York] the Lord Treasurer cannot receive you till this day week. Meanwhile hasten your report concerning white woollen cloths. You are to carefully enquire after the arms shipped at the Vlie in Holland as pretended for London as by the enclosed note [missing, see p. 189 infra]. Certify the Lord Treasurer whether any such be arrived here or no.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 75.
Capt. Saintloe being to go to the West Indies proposes to have the enclosed instructions [missing, see pp. 182, 198] for his Majesty's service. Report thereon to the Lord Treasurer so that he may present them for the King's signature.
Same to Mr. Cowley. Treasurer Rochester has read your petition and agrees not to suspend you, provided you go to trial this term.Ibid.
Same to Sir Stephen Fox, enclosing (a) infra. You are to consider same and speak with the Lord Treasurer thereon the first time you see him.Ibid, p. 76.
Appending: (a) warrant dated May 14 by the Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, to Sir Gilbert Talbot, Master and Treasurer of the Jewel House, to prepare and supply silver plate as follows which is certified by the officers of the Green Cloth to be absolutely necessary for the Queen's service in the privy kitchen, viz. one pot and cover to hold five gallons of broth, one small pot and cover to hold six quarts, one skellet and cover of two quarts, one ladle and skimmer, one spoon and one little skimmer, four sauce pans, two of them with covers, one little egg cup and cover to hold half pint, one little pot and cover to hold a pint.
May 18.Henry Guy to Mr. Darcy et al. [of the Great Wardrobe] to forthwith provide a looking glass with a black frame or Jamaica wood for the Queen's privy chamber, and curtains of white taffeta for the Queen's closet beyond the little bedchamber, and to hang the stool room and the bathing room with such stuff as the Queen shall choose.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 76.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Receipt to levy tallies on the Excise for all the perpetual interest due at Michaelmas, 1682, to each [banker or] goldsmith and other person concerned "except those for the heirs of Edward Backwell, deceased. But you are not to levy tallies for any subsequent quarter without further order."Money Book VI, p. 58.
Same by same to same for tallies of assignment on the Tenths of any diocese for 250l. to Henry, Visct. Brouncker, for last Lady day quarter on his pension: with dormant clause for the like tallies from time to time for the future quarterly.Ibid.
Same by same to same to take in the tally struck 1680, Oct. 4, for 25,000l. on the Customs, which is in the hands of Charles Duncombe, and in lieu thereof to strike two or more tallies to that total and to deliver same to said Duncombe. The new tallies are to be of the same date with the said tally and to be stricken in like manner on the Customs.Ibid, p. 59.
Money warrant for 224l. to John Robinson, who is employed in his Majesty's service in Sweden (as agent in the Court of the King of Sweden) viz. for 224 days on his ordinary 1684, Sept. 30, to 1685, May 11. (Money order dated May 20 hereon.)Ibid, p. 59. Order Book I, p. 24.
Same for 137l. 9s. 11d. to same for his extraordinaries 1682–3, Jan. 26 (when Mr. Warwick left Stockholm) to 1683–4, Jan. 1, in his late Majesty's service in Sweden.Money Book VI, p. 59. Order Book I, p. 25.
Appending: bill of said extraordinaries as allowed by Secretary Sunderland.
l.s.d.
for passing my privy seal for my ordinary22110
for postage of letters3742
paid interest and advanced for 200l. to support my present occasions1600
extraordinary entertainments on the 9th of Sept. being the thanksgiving day and on his Majesty's birthday etc.38158
for intelligence19710
for stationary ware3113
£137911
(Money order dated May 20 hereon.)
Same for 747l. to Sir Henry Goodrick, kt. and bart., for his extraordinaries 1680, Dec. 10, to 1682, June 10, in his employment as Envoy Extraordinary to Spain; as allowed by Secretary Sir L. Jenkins 1683, June 14.Money Book VI, p. 60. Order Book I, p. 25.
Appending: bill of said extraordinaries.
l.
for aguinaldas and new year's gifts 1680, Christmas100
for ditto 1681, Christmas100
mourning for Lady Izabella83
Mr. Wes[t]comb's bill for letters45
to my agent de negocios90
for intelligence and private gratuities93
to the officers of the Curreos32
bull feasts and luminaries27
Mr. Wescomb's second bill for letters47
for postage of letters other ways130
£747
(Money order dated May 20 hereon.)
May 18.Money warrant for 250l. to Sir Hugh Tint for last Lady day quarter on his pension as by the privy seal of the 13th inst. granting 1,000l. per an. pension to Hugh (now Sir Hugh) Tint.Money Book VI, p. 60. Order Book I, p. 61.
Same for 6l. 1s. 8d. to Richard Welbeck for half a year to 1684, Christmas, on his fee as stable keeper at Reading.Money Book VI, p. 61.
Same for 96l. 13s. 4d. to Timothy Whitfeild, clerk of Foreign Estreats, being 20l. for one year to 1684, Lady day, on his allowance for safe keeping the records containing the forfeitures of Recusants estreated into the Exchequer Court and for carrying said records from time to time to the Office of the Pipe for the debts therein to be speedily drawn into the Great Roll; and 76l. 13s. 4d. for same year on his several fees and allowances of 10l., 33l. 6s. 8d., 26l. 13s. 4d. and 6l. 13s. 4d. for the pains of him and his clerks in extracting all fines and amerciaments. (Money warrant dated May 20 hereon for 53l. 6s. 8d., being the 20l. 26l. 13s. 4d. and 6l. 13s. 4d. of the abovesaid items.)Ibid, p. 61. Order Book I, p. 61.
Same dormant for payment of the fee of 100l. per an. each to Robert, Earl of Sunderland, and Charles, Earl of Middleton, as Secretaries of State.Money Book VI, p. 61.
Same for 166l. 13s. 4d. to Philip, Earl of Chesterfield, for one year to 1683, Sept. 29, on his fees of 100l. and 100 marks per an. as Chief Justice in Eyre of all the King's forests Trent South.Ibid, p. 62.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall to pay Thomazine Fincher, 40l. for half a year to Lady day last on her annuity ut supra, p. 139: and dormant warrant clause for same hereafter half yearly.Ibid, p. 63.
Same by same to Thomas Agar, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, and William Chiffinch, woodward [of Windsor Forest] to deliver 30 load of the timber lately illegally cut by some persons in Braywood in Windsor Forest to Robert Frith, the bridge keeper of Windsor, who by petition has represented that there is 29l. 4s. 8d. due to him for ferrying over the Foot and Horse Guards and stone carriages in May, June and July, 1677, when the bridge at Windsor was down and has prayed "that for the same there may be 30 load of timber delivered to him for repairing the said bridge, out of Windsor Forest."Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 63.
May 18.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Clerk of the Pipe for a fresh lease to Nicho. Aris of three tenements or cottages in West Ham and Stratford Langton in Essex, late in the occupation of John Hodges alias Hedges, deceased, and afterwards of Emma wife of said Hodges and demised to said Aris by patent dated 1662, April 5. The new lease to be at the old rent of 3l. per an. and without fine.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 66–67, 95.
Prefixing: (a) particular of the premises made out by Auditor J. Philips. (b) Ratal, dated May 14 by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of said particular. (c) Undated entry of [Treasurer Rochester's signature of] the docquet of this demise.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Greggs as an additional tidesman in Whitehaven port.Out Letters (Customs) X, pp. 24, 25, 26, 27.
William Browne as a watchman, London port loco John Wakefield, dismissed.
Robt. Bankes as a boatman at Harwich in Ipswich port loco William Oliver, who was presented above six months since and has not appeared.
Edw. Mores (riding surveyor for the North of Devon, in Bideford port) as collector of Barnstaple port loco Cha. Orchard, esq., who has undertaken the collection of Exeter port. The [said] place of riding surveyor of Bideford is to be sunk whereby 50l. per an. will be saved to the King.
Richard Massey as a tidesman, Chester port loco Ralph Jones, who has relinquished same.
Joseph Barton, junr., (tidesman extraordinary in Cowes port) as a tidesman in fee ibid loco William Hely, removed to be Register of Certificates in the island of Jersey.
William Bastard as a waiter and searcher at Lostwithiel in Fowey port loco William Clayton, lately dismissed.
Thomas Langdon (one of the extraordinary tidesmen, Exeter port) as a tidesman at Starcross in said port loco John Morgan, who has relinquished same.
Devereux Beale as a tidesman at Weymouth loco Fra. Hill, lately dismissed.
Tho. Thompson as a waiter and searcher at Alnmouth in Berwick port loco John Lewin, lately dismissed.
John Maske to be established as a tidesman in Penzance port at 10l. per an. salary and 2s. a day when employed.
Philip Dewitte as collector of the Four and a Half per cent. duty in the Island of St. Christopher loco — Barry, lately deceased.
Henry Guy to Mr. Blathwayte. It is the King's pleasure that 15s. a day be allowed for six weeks as follow to George Clarke, Judge Advocate of the Forces, out of the contingent charges of the Forces. Prepare a royal warrant for this.Out Letters (General) IX, pp. 77–8.
Appending: (a) said Clarke's petition showing that he was ordered by the King to go to Plymouth to hold a Court Martial there for the trial of Ensign James Hilton for wounding Capt. Henry Row of the Queen's Regiment: therefore praying an allowance for the expense of his journey and stay at Plymouth, which took up near six weeks' time. (b) Reference dated Whitehall, 1684, Sept. 30, from the late King to the then Treasury Lords, of said petition. (c) Reference dated 1684, Nov. 10, thereof by the Treasury Lords to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces, and William Blathwayte, Secretary of the Forces. (d) Report dated 1684, Nov. 20, by the said Fox and Blathwayte thereon. There is no precedent in the case. It is reasonable to allow 10s. a day for the six weeks.
May 20.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the moneys of the Customs, Excise, Hearthmoney and Letter [or Post] Office paid or directed to be paid into the Exchequer this week, viz.:Disposition Book IV, pp. 31, 32.
l.s.d.
Out of the Customs.
to the Treasurer of the Navy [on the Navy Office's] weekly money1,50000
to ditto towards paying off the sea officers and bills in course40000
to ditto for the Victuallers1,20000
to Mr. Sheldon for interest of 5,000l.15082
£3,25082
Out of the Excise.
to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces5,00000
to Visct. Brouncker for the Household1,00000
to Signior Verrio20000
to me [Guy] for secret service37500
to [ditto for ditto] more70000
to [ditto for ditto] more1,00000
to Mr. Rosse, the [King's] Jeweller1,00000
£9,27500
Out of Hearthmoney.
to Mr. Knight for the Coronation of his Majesty etc.1,00000
Out of the Letter Office.
to Sir Richard Bulstrode1,60000
(Same dated same to the Excise Commissioners enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Excise cash and Hearthmoney cash for the present week; said paper including the above seven items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz. 2,000l. for the bankers' interest; 375l. for Lady Mary Tudor; 1,000l. to Mr. Bertie in repayment of loan; 829l. 16s. 6d. to Mr. Duncombe in part of his debt of 22,000l. Total disposition of the Excise and Hearthmoney, 14,104l. 16s. 6d.)
(Same dated same to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the similar paper of the disposition of the customs for said week; said paper including the above four items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable direct out of the Customs Office on tallies] viz.: 1,000l. to Sir Benj. Bathurst in repayment of loan; 1,000l. to Mr. Hewer in repayment of loan; 2,000l. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe in repayment of loan. Total disposition of the Customs, 7,500l. 8s. 2d.)
May 20.Henry Guy to Mr. Packer. There is in your hands 500l. for the repair of the Stables at Hampton Court. You are to pay same to William Bankes who is to be accomptable for same to Lord Dartmouth.Disposition Book IV, p. 31.
Same to Mr. Duncombe to forthwith pay into the Exchequer the remainder of the Excise money which was not disposed of this week.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer to pay 5l. to Dorothy Kiff, widow, as royal bounty. You are to prepare a warrant for the Lord Treasurer to reimburse you this sum.Ibid, p. 32.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Ralph Williamson of the office of Comptroller of Newcastle port; to wit, the office he held at the death of Charles II.King's Warrant Book X, p. 118.
Same to same for a same for a grant to Thomas Doyly, gent., of the annuity or pension of 100l. from Lady day last during pleasure payable out of the Customs: all on his surrender of the grant dated 1673, Dec. 11, of the like annuity for life.Ibid, p. 119.
Two royal sign manuals for respectively 1,000l. and 700l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without accompt: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of May 6 inst. (Money warrants dated May 21 hereon. Money orders dated May 23 hereon.)Ibid, p. 119. Money Book VI, p. 65. Order Book I, p. 26.
Royal warrant to Treasurer Rochester to pay to Edmund Poley, lately employed in the King's service at Ratisbon, such sums for his allowance and extraordinaries in that service as are now in arrear: to be paid without accompt.King's Warrant Book X, p. 120.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the payment to the Bishop of Chester of the 400l. for two years' arrears to 1680, Lady day (for which an order has been already drawn and remains unpaid) and 200l. for one other year to 1684, Sept. 29, on the pension of 200l. per an. granted to said bishop by the privy seal of 1675, Dec. 15, for the four King's Preachers in Lancashire as established by Queen Elizabeth: it being the King's pleasure to continue said pension and to pay the arrears thereon. The same is hereby to be continued from Michaelmas last and to be paid half yearly.Ibid.
Same to same for a same to authorise the Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Exchequer Court (on petition to them and certification thereon by the King's Remembrancer) to mitigate, compound or discharge forfeitures of recognizances, penalties, fines, issues, amerciaments which ought to be so mitigated etc. in good conscience and equity: some scruple having been heretofore made that [whether] such mitigation etc. could be made without a privy seal [in each particular case] which would prove tedious and chargeable to many of the King's subjects: the King being minded not to exact the rigour of the law but that such penalties and forfeitures as shall be incurred or shall be estreated into the Exchequer from other Courts or Commissioners shall be estreated according to the truth and equity of the respective cases.Ibid, pp. 121–2. Warrants Early XXXIII, pp. 11b–12.
Provided that this privy seal do not take away or abridge the authority of the Barons of the Exchequer to estall debts on reasonable consideration or to discharge fines or amerciaments before they be drawn down and charged in the Great Roll.
May 20.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to William Roberts of the office of Receiver and bailiff of the lordships, manors, lands etc. belonging to the Honor and Castle of Windsor, co. Berks: as amply etc. as Thomas Trevor or William Taylieur [his predecessor therein]: being the office he held at the death of Charles II by grant dated 1674, May 12.King's Warrant Book X, pp. 122–3.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing a particular of the estate of Holloway the traitor which is coming to England. You are to seize said estate and goods on the ship's arrival.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 76.
As to the 40 tons of redwood which was condemned at Barbados Mr. Stede has shipped it in the ships Coaster, William Bramble commander; Mary, John Carter commander; and Concord, John Strutt commander.
You are also to give the Lord Treasurer an account of the arms mentioned in (a) infra.
Appending: (a) note of said arms (viz. seven cases with sword blades to be embarked from Rotterdam in the ship —, Richard Tye master, shipped by Adolph Boeckholt and consigned to Samuel Bell, John Hanns, John Cosens and Adam Gronden).
Privy seal for a pension of 200l. per an. to Thomas, Lord Willoughby of Parham, as from Michaelmas last: the half year to Lady day last to be hereby paid [in one sum] and hereafter the said pension to be payable quarterly. (Royal warrant dated May 5 for said privy seal.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 106.
Order by Treasurer Rochester for the execution of a warrant dated 1684, Aug. 26, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VII, p. 1312, from the Treasury Lords to the Customs Cashier for payment of 9,139l. 3s. 3d. to Robert Woolley for saltpetre with 6 per cent. interest from dates stated therein. The said interest is hereby to be computed and satisfied only to May 12 inst. and no further.Money Book VI, pp. 62–3.
Followed by: a later similar order dated 1685, July 21, for the abovesaid interest to be computed and satisfied from May 12 last to the 1st July inst.