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'Entry Book: June 1685, 11-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 219-230. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82499 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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June 1685, 11-20

June 11.Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sir Robert Townshend for a renewal of the lease of Coventry Park in the manor of Chilesmore and Duchy of Cornwall, granted him for 31 years by Charles II, he having been at great charges in recovering it to the Crown and in building the mansion house.Ibid, p. 111.
Henry Guy to William Blathwayt to report on the enclosed accompt [missing] of several sums of money, goods etc. seized lately in Jamaica as goods piratically taken from the Spaniards.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 87. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 151.
Same to Auditor Parsons [Auditor for co. Southampton]. There is paid 22l. 16s. 3d. to John Cary for 2½ years to Lady day last on his fee as riding forester of New Forest. Take care to make no payment to him [for same] out of the revenue of co. Southampton. (The like notice to Simon Smith [Receiver General for said county].)Disposition Book IV, p. 37.
Same to Mr. Darcy and partners to pay Thomas Haynes's bill of 44l. 17s. 7d. for buying the pulpit cloth and six velvet cushions that were used at the Coronation April 23 last.Ibid.
June 12.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Treglith; shewing that he formerly informed of William Thomlynson, formerly a tidesman at Topsham, for taking bribes together with Peregrine Parlibien (Parliaben) another tidesman there; that Sir Dudley North examined Tomlynson in May last but Tomlynson has not appeared for further examination and Henry, brother to said Peregrine Parlabyen, told John Morgan that either friends or silver should clear his said brother: therefore prays that Tomlynson may be further examined.Reference Book III, p. 113.
June 12.Warrant dormant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to pay Anthony Segar his yearly fee or salary of 62l. 13s. 4d. as one of the collectors of the great Customs and subsidies in Southampton port.Money Book VI, p. 72.
Money warrant for 19l. 5s. 0d. to the Churchwardens of St. Botolphs without Aldersgate for 2¾ years to Lady day last on their perpetuity of 7l. per an.Ibid, p. 73.
Same for 10l. to Dr. George Oxinden for 1684, Christmas quarter, on his fee as Reader of Civil Law in the University of Cambridge.Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to pay 15l. to Mr. Plumb, late Clerk to the Solicitor [to the Customs], for appearing as evidence against Mr. Levy for frauds; Plumb having been ever since retained in the [said] Solicitor's service but [now] to be discharged from that office.Ibid.
Same by same to Philip Frowde, Governor of the Post Office, to make an additional allowance of 20l. per an. to Thomas Meeres, postmaster of Harborough, for performing two new stages intended from Harborough to Uppingham and Oakham for the conveniency of those towns and the places adjacent in consideration also that his present stages are very difficult and chargeable: said Frowde having reported that it will increase the revenue of the Post Office to settle a post to Uppingham and Oakham.Ibid, pp. 73–4.
Same by same to the Receipt. It is of great importance that persons who have or shall lend money at the Receipt should upon their receiving satisfaction deliver back their tallies of loan to be cancelled so as to secure the King and his successor against any further demand thereon. Although such tallies ought to have been delivered in and vacated from time to time and very many directions have been given to that purpose by the late Treasury Lords and by myself in the particular warrants for repayments of loans "yet, as I am informed by the Clerk of the Pells, the said tallies are left sometimes in one place and sometimes in another and sometimes the party never delivers them up to anybody, which may prove of ill consequence." Therefore the Chamberlains of the Exchequer, the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells and all others concerned are forthwith to cancel all such tallies of loan and the counter tallies or foyles thereof as have been satisfied and delivered in: and for the future particular care is to be taken to take in the tallies and counter tallies for such loans and to cancel them and to make endorsement upon the respective entries thereof that the moneys due thereon are satisfied.Ibid, p. 74.
Royal sign manual for 500l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of May 6 last. (Money warrant dated June 15 hereon. Money order dated June 15 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 138. Money Book VI, p. 75. Order Book I, p. 28.
June 12.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to John Cary, gent., of the office of Ranger alias Riding Forester in New Forest, co. Southampton: to wit, the office he held at the death of Charles II: with the fee of 6d. a day payable quarterly at the Exchequer in lieu of the like fee which has been payable out of the Crown revenues of co. Southampton.King's Warrant Book X, p. 139.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Diego Maget which is to be reported on to the Committee for Trade and Plantations. You are also to sell to the King's best advantage the redwood shipped on the Mary, Capt. Carter, and on the Coaster, Capt. Bramble. I lately sent you a [draft] Act for commutation of the Four and a Half per cent. duty. You are to report thereon to the Lord Treasurer.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 87.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte, enclosing a letter [missing] of Feb. 20 last from Lord Effingham to the late Treasury Lords.Ibid.
Same to the late Managers of the Hearthmoney. Send the Lord Treasurer your answer to the enclosed petition [missing] of the mayor and aldermen of Northampton which was delivered to the Lord Treasurer by the Members of Parliament for that town.Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General enclosing papers [missing] as follows. You are to prepare the commission for Mr. Frowde for the place of Postmaster.Ibid.
Appending: note of said papers, viz.: the Earl of Arlington's deputation to said Froude dated 1677, Oct. 26; the Duke of York's Commission to same dated 1677, Oct. 29; the Attorney General's opinion upon some queries; a note of Mr. Froude's.Ibid.
Same to the Mint Commissioners to report on the enclosed [missing], being a clause of the Act for Coinage.Ibid.
Signature by Treasurer Rochester of the docquet of a lease to Charles Cludd of a piece of land in St. Giles's, Cripplegate, in a place called Middle Row or Rotten Row for 31 years at 10l. per an. from the date of recovery (see supra, p. 128).Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 35.
June 15.Reference by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William, Earl of Yarmouth, shewing that his father had a grant from Charles II of some straggling parts of the Customs in which grant three years are unexpired at Michaelmas next but a stop is put to same by the King's or Lord Treasurer's order on some allegations that said farm determines with the late King's life and that the management of it separated from the rest of the Customs is a prejudice to the revenue: is ready to disprove this latter statement and prays consideration of his right.Reference Book III, p. 112.
Allowance by same of the 1685, Lady day quarter's salary bill, detailed, of the Victualling [Office]. (Total, 925l.)Money Book VI, p. 75.
Henry Guy to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Treasurer of the Navy]. The Customs Cashier is ordered to pay 610l. into the Exchequer to-morrow [to be issued to the Navy Treasurer] for fitting out to sea the Mary Rose and the Spanish Merchant. (Same to the Customs Cashier to so pay in said sum.) (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said sum as above.)Disposition Book IV, p. 37.
June 15.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed paper [missing] of reasons against reviving the Act which excludes Ireland from the Plantation Trade.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 86.
Same to Major Brett and partners, late Victuallers of the Navy. You have not yet delivered in your objections to the report on Mr. Sturt's account for victualling Tangier. You are to do it within four days.Ibid, p. 87.
June 16.Royal warrant to Robert, Bishop of Gloucester, and to his chancellor, commissaries and all others exercising ecclesiastical jurisdiction in that diocese, and to all mayors, sheriffs, justices etc. in co. Gloucester, to supersede all process against Giles Fettiplace, his wife, children and servants for their Recusancy, his father Sir John Fettiplace, deceased, of Colne St. Alwyn, commonly called Cowne Allens, having been active in the service of Charles I and II.King's Warrant Book X, p. 141.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for an annuity or pension of 1,200l. to Henry, Earl of Peterborough, as Groom of the Stole and First Gentleman of the Bedchamber: to be payable quarterly as from Lady day last.Ibid, p. 142.
Same to same for a same for an annuity or pension of 600l. to Charles, Duke of Somerset, as one of the Gentlemen of the Bedchamber. (The like for same each as same to Henry, Duke of Beaufort; James, Earl of Ossory; James, Earl of Arran; John, Earl of Mulgrave; Henry Edward, Earl of Lichfield; Lewis, Earl of Feversham; John, Lord Churchill.)Ibid, pp. 142–3.
Same to same for a same for an annuity or pension of 400l. to James Griffin, esq., as a Groom of the Bedchamber, payable quarterly as from Lady day last. (The like for same as same to Heneage Finch, Oliver Nicholas, Richard Lewson, David Lloyd, Francis Russell, Henry Slingsby and James Fortrey.) In the margin. the privy seal is dated June 3 [sic? for 23], 1685.Ibid, p. 148.
Two royal sign manuals for 500l. each to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of May 6 last. (Two money warrants dated June 18 hereon. Two money orders dated June 19 hereon.)Ibid, p. 143. Money Book VI, p. 77. Order Book I, p. 29.
Royal warrant to Treasurer Rochester renewing the royal warrant of Dec. 17 last for the felling of 100 oaks in Sherwood Forest for repair of the two churches of Langford and Hockerton, said warrant being unexecuted and void by the death of Charles II. (Treasurer Rochester's warrant dated June 16 hereon accordingly to Thomas Corbyn, Surveyor General of Woods Trent North.)King's Warrant Book X, pp. 143–4. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 93–4.
Henry Guy to Mr. Hewer to pay 10l. to Mary Pountney, daughter of William Pountney, for the charges of her said father's funeral: same to be as in part of salary due to him.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 88.
[? June 16.]Treasurer Rochester to the Master and Wardens of the Company of Merchant Tailors in London. Mr. Ralph Williamson, Comptroller of Newcastle on Tyne port, lately came to London for the renewal of his said office and has been summoned by you to take upon him the livery and to be your steward this year. I desire you to excuse him as his office requires constant residence in Newcastle.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 88.
June 16.Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the transport to Ireland, Customs free, of the goods belonging to Lord Tyrconnel's Regiment.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 33.
Prefixing: schedule of said goods.
Same by same to same to make an additional allowance of 100l., viz. 50l. per an each, to Henry Carpenter and Richard Nagle as Managers of the Four and a Half per cent. duty in Nevis and the rest of the Caribbee Islands.Ibid.
Same by same to same to employ Joseph Herbert as messenger at Ravenglass in Whitehaven port at 5l. per an. to give intelligence to the officers of Whitehaven and to Mr. Kirkby of all ships that arrive at Ravenglass with tobacco, wines etc. for the better securing the Customs thereon.Ibid, pp. 33, 34.
5l. per an. to be added to the 10l. per an. salary of William Crosfeild, waiter and searcher at Broadfleet, a creek in Lancaster port.
5l. per an. to be added to the 35l. per an. salary of the surveyor at Stockton.
Joseph Bowling (an extraordinary boatman and tidesman at Plymouth) as a boatman ibid. loco Rd. Pinson, lately deceased.
William Berryman as a tidesman in St. Ives port loco Jno. Truman, who has deserted same.
Allowance by same of the 1685, Lady day [quarter's], incidents bill detailed of the Hearthmoney Office. (Total, 639l. 10s. 0d.)Money Book VI, p. 76.
The like of the 1684, Christmas [half year's], incidents bill, detailed, of the Excise Office. (Total 1,433l. 1s. 0d.)Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 200l. to Mr. Francis Reynolds out of the money of the Letter Office now remaining in the Exchequer.Disposition Book IV, p. 38.
Same to Mr. Stephens for an immediate estimate of the pay of the Yards for two quarters, viz. to 1684, June 24, for Deptford and Woolwich Yards and to 1684, Lady day, to Chatham and Sheerness and Portsmouth Yards.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 86.
June 17.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the moneys of the Customs, Excise and Hearth duty paid into the Exchequer last week and this week, viz.:Disposition Book IV, pp. 38, 39.
Out of the Customs.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for fitting out several ships to sea2,00000
to ditto for the conversion and land carriage of 500 trees out of New Forest to Portsmouth Yard, in part of 770l. 15s. 0d.27000
to ditto [for the Navy's] weekly money2,00000
to ditto towards paying sea officers and bills in course80000
to ditto for the Victuallers1,20000
to ditto for the Yards at Portsmouth in part of 11,643l. 5s. 0d.10,45117
Memorandum. 1,192l. 3s. 5d. to complete this 11,643l. 5s. 0d. was by letter dated this day to Visct. Falkland directed to be supplied out of the 2,000l. directed formerly for the Dartmouth's men.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance3,00000
to the 12 Judges3,00000
to the Masters in Chancery27500
to the Welsh Judges17500
to Sir Rich. May7434
to me [Guy] for secret service in full of 1,000l.50000
Out of the Excise.
to Mr. Skelton for the Scotch Regiments4,00000
to me [Guy] for secret service50000
to Col. Werden for the Queen50000
to the Paymaster of the Forces5,00000
to ditto, on account of the recruits3,00000
to Visct. Brouncker, for the Household1,00000
to Col. Werden for several things done to the chapel [Royal]1,00000
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to me [Guy] for secret service by way of advance1,00000
(Same dated same to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs money for the present week, said paper containing only the abovesaid 12 Customs items. Total disposition, 23,745l. 4s. 11d.) (Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney similarly enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Excise and Hearthmoney for this week; said bill including the abovesaid eight items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable directly out of the Excise Office and Hearthmoney Office] viz. 1,433l. 1s. 0d. for the 1684, Christmas quarter's incidents bill [of the Excise Office] and 639l. 10s. 0d. for 1685, Lady day quarter's incidents bill of the Hearthmoney Office. Total disposition, 18,072l. 11s. 0d.)
June 17.Henry Guy to Visct. Falkland [Treasurer of the Navy] to apply 1,192l. 3s. 5d. (out of the 2,000l. directed to you May 26 last for the Dartmouth's men) to complete the abovesaid 11,643l. 5s. 0d. for the Yards at Portsmouth: and to reserve the balance of 807l. 16s. 7d. for services to be signified.Disposition Book IV, p. 38.
June 18.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to take in from William Harbord the 2,000l. which he will lend to the King: and to reserve the money for the Lord Treasurer's disposal.Ibid.
June 18.Henry Guy to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Navy Treasurer] to send to Portsmouth the 11,643l. 5s. 0d. this week ordered for the Yards there: but the money is not there to be paid out till you receive the Lord Treasurer's further orders.Disposition Book IV, p. 39.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 200l. to Mr. Newton out of the money of the Letter Office now in the Exchequer.Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester for tallies of pro on the Tenths as follows for 250l. to Robert, Earl of Sunderland, for last Lady day quarter on the annuity or pension of 1,000l. granted him 1680, May 28, out of the Tenths of the dioceses of York, Exeter, Winchester, Lincoln and Sarum: and dormant warrant clause for the like quarterly payment in future.Money Book VI, p. 77.
Money warrant for 3,000l. to Robert Werden, esq., in further part of 20,000l. to him by the privy seal of Mar. 31 last for the Queen's use and service, without account. (Money order dated June 19 hereon.) (The Money Book incorrectly states the sum as "three hundred thousand pounds.")Ibid, p. 78. Order Book I, p. 29.
Same for 74l. 3s. 4d. to Sir Richard May, kt., Fifth Baron of the Exchequer, being 7l. 10s. 0d. for last Easter term on his fees or allowances of 16l. 13s. 4d. and 13l. 6s. 8d, per an. and 66l. 13s. 4d. for a half year to Lady day last on the two fees or allowances of 100 marks each: with dormant warrant clause for what shall grow due thereon in future.Money Book VI, p. 78.
Same for 2,000l. to William Harbord in repayment of so much by him lent into the Exchequer this day: with 6 per cent. interest: to be repayable out of the moneys of the Duchy of Cornwall. (Money order dated June 18 hereon.)Ibid, p. 79. Order Book I, p. 29.
Henry Guy to Mr. Burton, enclosing a petition of Abraham Harrison shewing that by Treasurer Rochester's order he has kept in hand 100l. of the money of Mrs. Bonnett, lately convicted of clipping, and that he is sued for same by the bailiff of Westminster, the bailiff of Finsbury et al. You are to defend petitioner at the King's charge.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 88.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for a statement what imprest certificates are now made forth by you and are not called for by the accountants. For the future you are to certify the Lord Treasurer what accountants shall neglect to take out their imprest certificates at the proper time.Ibid.
Same to William Blathwaite enclosing (a) infra.Ibid.
Appending: (a) letter dated June 17 from John Sanson to said Guy acquainting him that the ship Mary, John Carter commander, lately arrived in the Thames, being one of the ships on which part of the redwood condemned at Barbados was laden by Mr. Stede.Ibid.
Order by Treasurer Rochester for the execution of a money order dated 1680, July 24, for 30l. to George Russell for his charges as Receiver of the Poll and the Eighteen Months' tax for co. Bucks.Order Book I, p. 29.
June 18.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Wilfred Trewman, praying that he and William Baynes may have the office of steward of the court of the manor of Thornton in Easington, co. Yorks, loco Edward Crippling, resigned through age.Reference Book III, p. 114.
June 19.Henry Guy to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney. Send me this evening your opinion as to the method of collecting and managing the new imposition upon tobacco and sugar now granted to the King.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 89.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Mr. Peirce, the King's waiter, for the Earl of Peterborough some pictures in cases and other things directed to said Earl and now at the Custom House; after payment of Custom.Ibid.
Same to same. You are to take the redwood from on board the Mary, John Carter commander, and sell it to the King's best advantage.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to immediately advance 1,700l. to me [Guy] for his Majesty's service: advancing same out of the 2,000l. loan by William Harbord. The regular warrants for same shall be despatched with all speed.Disposition Book IV, p. 39.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces, of the petition of Sir Joseph Tredenham, shewing that in 27 Car. II. he was granted the office of Captain of the Castle of St. Mawes, co. Cornwall, with the fee of 3s. a day and held same till 1679–80, Jan. 16, when he was commanded to disband the garrison except two gunners and since said date he has not been paid his said fee: prays payment thereof and that same may be put on the establishment of the army for the future.Reference Book III, p. 114.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the order of reference from the King in Council dated Whitehall, June 12, made on reading the petition of John Clippingdale, master of the ship John and Catherine, praying for said ship to be made free, he having re-fitted her in English form out of a wracked outlandish bottom insomuch that three-fourth parts are English built, "or that a pass may be granted her to go to any of his Majesty's Caribbee Islands with leave to lade back for England, he having unadvisedly contracted to carry about 200 French people to Carolina."Ibid.
Same by same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney of the petition of the Earl of Derby shewing that by reason of the poverty of his tenants in the Isle of Man he is obliged to accept cattle, fish, beer etc. in lieu of rent, which provisions are spent yearly in his house in Lancashire; that by Treasury order of 1679–80, Mar. 12, he was permitted to import same to Chester and Liverpool free of Customs, but said order is alleged to be void by the late King's death: therefore prays fresh order for same.Ibid, p. 115.
Same by same to Philip Frowde, of the petition of Sir Thomas Dereham; shewing that when the Post Office was settled on the present King, then Duke of York by 15 Car. II, c. 14, 5,382l. 10s. 0d. was reserved to the King [Charles II] for payment of postmasters, expresses etc. and by the same Act none of the money was to be paid into the Exchequer; that the Duchess of Cleveland and Lady Green obtained grants of all the abovesaid sum excepting 182l. 10s. 0d. belonging to the Court Post or Letter Carrier to the King and [this alienation] obliged the Post Office to seek their extraordinaries from the Exchequer; that several years since Sir Thomas Deerham bought the said place of Court Post which he holds by patent for life and has been constantly paid quarterly by the Receiver General [of the Post Office revenue] Sir Allen Apsley, until the late King's decease; and there is likewise allowed to the said Letter Carrier the fee of 10s. a day extraordinary when the King resides out of London, the bill [for said extraordinary] being [first] signed by a Secretary of State "which last used to be included in the extraordinaries of the Post Office and paid by the Cashier [thereof] so soon as [the bill was] received from the Treasury"; but that the present King's accession has made some change in the payments, the Post Office not having any more recourse to the Treasury for their extraordinaries and the Receiver General ceasing to pay as formerly: therefore prays a dormant warrant for his said salary and extraordinary.Ibid, pp. 115–6.
June 19.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Holman for a fresh life in a small tenement in the manor of Boyton, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall.Reference Book III, p. 118.
Same by same to same of the petition of Peter Walley, shewing that the late King granted him a patent for the sole use and benefit of a certain engine lately invented by him by which he has lately conveyed water from the Thames to Sir John Butler's house upon the hill at Richmond; therefore praying leave to supply the said town with water.Ibid, p. 123.
Same by same to same of the petition of Charles Garrett for leave to sell the stacked wood grubbed in the enclosure in Braywood and to proceed in taking up the other roots and to plough said enclosure and to sow 80 acres thereof with acrons so that same may produce timber; and likewise for stay of the informations against petitioner and Thomas Tuling.Ibid, p. 130.
June 20.Money warrant for 300l. to Thomas Neale, Groom Porter, for half a year to Christmas last on the 600l. per an. to him in lieu of all his bills for furnishing several sorts of household goods and provisions to the King's royal palaces as by the duty of his office.Money Book VI, p. 79.
Privy seal for payment to Thomas Checke, esq., Lieutenant of the Tower, of the several allowances or expenses of the Tower as follows, being the same as were payable in the time of Charles II, viz. 200l. per an. for himself; 16d. a day for the Gentleman Porter; 14d. a day each for the Yeomen Warders together with such quarterly bills for fuel, repairs, diet and charges of prisoners as shall be signed by six members of the Privy Council: all to commence from Lady day past and to be paid quarterly without account or imprest. (Royal warrant dated June 12 for said privy seal.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 140.
June 20.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to constitute Charles, Lord Cheyne, Visct. Newhaven, Sir Dudley North, Sir Jno. Werden, Sir Nicho. Butler, Sir Jno. Buckworth, William Dickenson and Tho. Chudleigh (the present Commissioners of Customs) to be Commissioners for managing the subsidy of tonnage and poundage for the King's life as granted by an Act newly passed in the present session of Parliament and for the imposition upon all wines and vinegars imported between 1685, June 24, and 1693, June 24, granted by another Act also passed in the said Session; and likewise to be Commissioners for the duty of Four and a Half per cent. in Barbados and the Leeward Islands: with 1,200l. per an. each from Lady day last: Jno Sanson to be their secretary and Jno. Lloyd to be their Agent or Solicitor and 300l. per an. out of said Sanson's salary to be paid to Robert Bertie as in the present Commission of the Customs.King's Warrant Book X, pp. 144–5.
Same to same for a same to constitute . . . . . as Commissioners for the Excise or impositions upon tobacco and sugars as granted by an Act newly passed in the present session of Parliament; with a salary of . . . . each payable from June 24 inst. with power to appoint officers for the management of said duties by warrant from the Lord Treasurer.Ibid, p. 146.
Henry Guy to the Attorney General enclosing the abovesaid two warrants. You are to prepare the bills thereon with all despatch as the new duties commence next Wednesday and till these commissions are passed there is no power to receive or levy them. You may leave blanks for the names in the Excise Commission. (Same to same dated June 22. It is absolutely necessary to pass the above Customs Commission under the great seal by Wednesday next and also the bill for the duty on tobacco and sugars.)Out Letters (General) IX, p. 90.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to examine the goods of the Count de Martinick, Envoy Extraordinary from the Emperor of Germany, at his lodgings in Bedford Street, in order to their transportation to Holland.Ibid, p. 89.
Same to Mr. Fillingham, Mr. Hall, Mr. Lowndes and Mr. Squibb to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] for pardoning the arrears of Tenths of livings which do not exceed 20l. per an. in real value.Ibid.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. The Corporation of Kingston upon Hull having surrendered their Charter to the late King it was agreed between Lord Dartmouth and said Corporation, and approved of by the then Treasury Lords, that they should be paid 18l. per an. out of the Customs of their port in consideration of the Castle and some land heretofore belonging to the Corporation, which was then put into his Majesty's possession ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VII, p. 1493. The Corporation are now renewing their Charter and the said grant of 18l. per an. is comprehended therein. You are to report whether said land is of the value of 18l. per an.Ibid.
June 20.Henry Guy to Mr. Darcy et al. to direct John Knight to pay 15l. to the widow of Jacob Vandebase, late one of the arras workers to the Great Wardrobe: same being formerly intended for her by the late Treasury Lords.Disposition Book IV, p. 39.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Philip Packer for the use of the King's new buildings in Whitehall the 1,500l. which Alderman Duncomb was directed May 21 last to pay out of Excise money to said Packer, but which has since been charged in the Exchequer.Ibid, p. 40.
Constitution and appointment by Treasurer Rochester of Charles Seagar as a waiter, Bristol port: to wit, the office held by him at the late King's death.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 94, 100.
Tho. Alcock as a same ibid, to wit ut supra.
Fiat by same for royal letters patent to constitute Christopher Barrett to be searcher of Customs in Yarmouth port: to wit ut supra.Ibid.
Warrant by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a grant under the Exchequer seal to John Gilham of the offices of bailiff and collector of the manor of Wingham, co. Kent: with the fee of 6l. per an.: as enjoyed by him under the late King by grant dated 1676–7, Feb. 9.Ibid, p. 95.
Reference by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Wolstenholme for renewal of his patent as Customer of Bridgwater port, void by the late King's death.Reference Book III, p. 116.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the royal warrant of 1682, July 14, and the Treasury warrants of 1682, July 21, and Aug. 23, together with the particular of a tenement or messuage, parcel of the manor of Bonialva, co. Cornwall; of which William Kekewich prays a lease.Ibid.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Capt. James Wallas for the place of Customer of Berwick port.Ibid, p. 117.
Same by same to same of the petition of John Clarke for a noontender's place, London port, having been a waterman there 18 years and now aged and not fit for that service.Ibid, p. 118.
Same by same to William Blathwayte of the petition (referred from the King) of Stephen Hales for relief, he having served in the late rebellion, been in several engagements, wounded and imprisoned and by reason thereof now deprived of his sight.Ibid.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Thwait for a tidewaiter's or watchman's place at Lee [Leigh], he having a recommendation from the Duke of Albemarle and an order of reference from the late Treasury Lords.Ibid, p. 123.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of George Browning shewing that he petitioned the late King for a grant to make a weir out of a parcel of lands lying near the river Exe convenient for making a fulling mill; that Charles II condescended thereto and granted his writ ad quod damnum which was returned that the grant would be no damage to the river or any person whatsoever: therefore prays a warrant for such a grant at the rent of 4s. per an.Ibid, p. 129.
June 20.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the order of reference dated May 13 last from the King in Council of the petition of the Master and assistants of the Hospital in the New Work near the borough of Leicester on behalf of the poor people of said Hospital; praying that the usual allowance of 230l. 1s. 7d. and 20 marks as a fee or salary for the Master which was formerly paid out of the fee farm rents of the Duchy of Lancaster, may be continued for the support of said Hospital, "the same (since the sale of the fee farm rents) falling short [by] 24l. yearly besides the fee of 20 marks to the Master."Reference Book III, p. 130.