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June 1685, 21-30

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'Entry Book: June 1685, 21-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 230-241. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82500 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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June 1685, 21-30

June 21.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to permit the following clothes, arms etc., to pass, Customs free, from Liverpool to Chester.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 90.
Appending. note dated June 21 by John Lewin for orders for putting on board the Providence ketch of Liverpool, bound for Chester, James Crannidge, master, nine boxes of swords, belts, clothes etc. for the four Companies of his Majesty's Royal Regiment now at Chester.
June 22.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to same of the petition of the silk weavers shewing that pursuant to their petition to the House of Commons there was a bill brought into the House in their favour; therefore praying that if said bill takes effect a clause may be inserted therein that a seal may be affixed to each piece imported as is set forth in a bill delivered to the House by petitioners, "without which your Majesty will be disappointed of the greatest part of the duty and they disappointed of their relief they might otherwise receive thereby."Reference Book III, p. 116.
Same by same to same of the petition of Robert Johnson showing that one Stisted brought an information in Hilary term last in the Exchequer against him for selling two yards of foreign bone lace contrary to statute, whereon petitioner was condemned the 3rd inst. but is innocent and Stisted is infamous: therefore prays remission of the King's moiety of the fine of 50l.Ibid, p. 117.
Same by same to same of the petition of Rich. Sheldon for a waiter's or searcher's place at York; petitioner's father having raised and maintained a Troop of Horse for Charles I, was at the battle of Worcester and was sequestered and lost most of his estate of 800l. per an.Ibid, p. 118.
Same by same to same of the petition of the farmers of Lord Townshend's grant of 4s. per chalder on sea coal; shewing that Sir William Blackett, George Blake, Abraham Barrington and George Robinson farmed said duty of said Lord in 1668 at 2,200l. per an. over and above the rent of 1,000l. payable to the Crown; that the said 3,200l. is much more than said Lord could make of it while he had it in his own hands or than it had produced at any time before; that upon security of said sub-farm said Lord also received of them 1,650l. to be repaid in the last half year of their grant which ends at Michaelmas, 1688; that said duty is always subject to many and great frauds and particular application and constant charge are required for prevention thereof with large and expensive correspondence at home and abroad, by means whereof some years passed before said farm was brought to any tolerable method to answer so great a rent and during the late Dutch war the Farmers were bona fide 1,805l. 2s. 8d. in disburse (besides what Lord Townshend received less on his annual rent) for keeping up the management in that time of small trade; that petitioners know that to compensate Lord Townshend for the remainder of his term will not be so much for his Majesty's advantage as the continuance of the grant for said remainder: therefore pray consideration hereof.Ibid, p. 121.
June 22.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Bartho. Fillingham, Tho. Hall and William Lowndes of the petition of Sir Edward Stradling, bart., Joan Mathew, widow, Lewis Thomas, esq., Edward Turbervill and Mansell Stradling, gent., shewing that said Sir Edward, Thomas and Turbervill were security for said Mansell Stradling and David Mathew, deceased, for said Mansell's true accompting as Receiver of the late Taxes in South Wales; that he was ruined by the said receipt, having been at far greater charges than was allowed by the Act of Parliament for collecting and suffered great losses in his returns; that there lies in arrear 1,575l. 19s. 2d. on the Eighteen Months' tax and the last Six Months' tax, and deducting 375l. on Col. Stradling's account and 65l. for arrears set in super and for certificates of Poll money there remains 1,135l. 19s. 2d.; that said Mansell made oath before Baron Street that the expense of the said receipt cost him 5d. per £ and he has been three years and five months in that service; that Exchequer process has gone out against petitioners' persons, lands and goods: pray relief, having been faithful to the Crown in the late rebellion to the utmost rigour of imprisonment, sequestration and banishment.Reference Book III, p. 122
Report by same to the King on the petition of Robt. Julian as by the reference of April 6 last from the King ut supra, p. 159. Petitioner has stood three times in the pillory and seems very sorrowful and penitent. The rest of his sentence may be remitted, he being an ancient man and almost blind and very poor.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 99–100.
Warrant by same to Sir Peter Killegrew, Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall, to detain in his hands what shall grow due on his annuity or yearly pension of 300l. granted him by the late King out of the revenues of said Duchy. The like warrant to William Harbord, auditor of said Duchy, to allow said sums in Killegrew's account.Money Book VI, p. 79.
Same by same to same to similarly detain what shall grow due upon the yearly rent of 12l. 10s. 0d. payable to him for the scite of Pendennis Castle in Cornwall; which rent has been paid for the year ended 1683, Sept. 29.Ibid, p. 80.
June 22.Money warrant for 84l. 6s. 8d. to the churchwardens of St. John Baptist in Walbrook for 11 years to Christmas last on the perpetuity of 7l. 13s. 4d. per an.Money Book VI, p. 80.
Henry Guy to the Attorney General. It is the King's pleasure that the Customs Commissioners shall be also the Commissioners for the imposition of Excise on tobacco and sugar. You are to draw one bill for management of all the revenues specified in the two warrants ut supra, p. 228.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 91.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to assign payment of 200l. to Capt. Greenville Collins by way of imprest.Disposition Book IV, p. 40.
June 23.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to suspend Robert Cowley from his place of one of the five undersearchers, London port, ut supra, p. 234, and to employ Anthony Meeke in his place during said suspension.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 34.
Same by same to same to permit Scotch corn, meal and herrings to be imported from Scotland into Berwick port, Customs free, provided custom be paid on any same exported from Berwick to England, whether by land or water: all by reason that great application is made for said liberty under pretence of provision for the town and garrison when at the same time there is a great importation of corn coastwise from Berwick to England under pretence that it is English corn of the growth of the neighbouring counties.Ibid, p. 35.
Henry Guy to the Attorney General. Serjeant Ryley is to attend you with several affidavits relating to the felling of wood in Windsor Forest. Advise the Lord Treasurer as to the proper method for prosecution of the offenders.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 91.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a letter [missing] from the Privy Council to the Governor of Scilly on behalf of Mr. Wharton, officer of the Customs there. Send it to the Governor. Also enclosing the petition of the silkweavers with a reference thereon from the Lord Treasurer.Ibid.
[?]Same to the late Managers of the Hearth duty. The Members of Parliament for the town of Northampton have waited on Treasurer Rochester for the money due on their petition sent to you the 12th inst. You are to send your answer thereto by next Monday.Ibid.
June 23.Same to the Customs Commissioners to examine the matter as in the papers below. You are to examine Mr. Moore thereon if he be in town.Ibid.
Appending: note only of (a) Robert Eden's information against Thomas More taken at the Treasury Chambers this day. (b) A letter from Sir Robt. Holmes to [Treasury] Secretary Guy dated Isle of Wight, 1685, June 20 (struck through). (c) Another paper inclosed in a letter from Sir Robert Holmes to Mr. Guy concerning this business.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to same of the petition of Freeman House, Comptroller of Chichester port, for renewal of his patent, void by the death of Charles II.Reference Book III, p. 117.
June 23.Report by Treasurer Rochester to the King on the petition of Lord Jefferys, Lord Chief Justice, for a lease of Upp Park in Sussex forfeited by the late Lord Grey for treason. The Surveyor General of Crown Lands reports to me the 10th inst. that the park contains 500 acres valued, with the capital messuage and two other messuages, at 150l. per an. clear and there were 260 deer therein in 1682. If divided and improved to the utmost value it might be worth 300l. per an. but on Mr. Graham's discoursing with Mr. Grey he finds that it was formerly let in two farms at 70l. and 50l. per an. and a sheepwalk, being down, estimated at 100l. per an. The capital messuage is old and a great deal fallen down these last two years and may cost 1,000l. to repair, and the subdividing the farms to bring them to the former improvement may cost 300l. The timber is worth 1,000l. If the timber be also granted a fine of 1,000l. may be reasonable and a reserve rent of 40s. per an. But I cannot advise a longer grant than 31 years as it would be an infringement of the rules made and observed for some years last past in the granting of leases.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 96.
Warrant by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Francis Gwynn of a piece of land in the circuit of Whitehall Palace as follows and ut supra, p. 215. The present lease to be for 31 years at 6s. 8d. per an. rent and to be on surrender of the lease ut supra, p. 158, of part of the present premises.Ibid, pp. 97–8, 103.
Prefixing and appending: (a) constat and ratal of the said ground by the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. It abuts north on Scotland Yard, south on a yard called the Backyard and westward near a passage leading between the said two yards and east on the lodgings in the tenure of Thomas Howard, esq., or Lady Pye and the edifice in the tenure of Visct. Newport. (b) Entry of the signature dated July 4 of the docquet of this demise.
Fiat by same for royal letters patent to constitute Benjamin Skinner one of the King's waiters, London port loco Laurence Corbett.Ibid, p. 98.
Mathew Appleyard as customer of Hull: to wit, the office he held at the death of Charles II.
Commission by same to William East of the Middle Temple as steward and receiver of the rents of the manor of Great Staughton, co. Huntingdon and the demesne lands thereof which the King lately purchased of Charles Walton, esq., in the name of Sir Peter Apsley and Sir Benj. Bathurst: with the salary of 10l. per an.Ibid, p. 99.
Royal warrant appointing that Brook Tulidah, gent. shall, during pleasure, execute the office of Comptroller of the accompts of Hearthmoney and Stoves, granted by his present Majesty, during pleasure, to Charles Dering.King's Warrant Book X, p. 149.
Two royal sign manuals for respectively 1,700l. and 500l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without accompt: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of May 6 last. (Two money warrants dated June 23 hereon. Two money orders dated June 25 hereon.)Ibid, p. 147. Money Book VI, p. 80. Order Book I, p. 30.
June 23.Royal warrant to Treasurer Rochester to suspend Robert Cowley from the place of one of the undersearchers, London port, to which he has been unduly admitted; the King having ordered a scire facias to be brought against his patent.King's Warrant Book X, p. 148.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue out of money of the Letter Office now in the Exchequer 540l. to Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, and 300l. to Charles Gifford. (Same dated same to said Griffin to pay said 540l. as follows viz. 500l. to Thomas Atterbury, one of the messengers, on bills; and 40l. to Henry Evans, messenger, on bills. In the margin: [this 40l.] to be paid to Mr. Guy.)Disposition Book IV, p. 40
Same to same to issue to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces, the 5,000l. of Excise money and 5,000l. of Hearthmoney this day paid into the Exchequer.Ibid.
Same to Sir Robert Vyner. There has been advanced to you at the Exchequer 2,500l. You are to take care to get the warrants dispatched for regular issue thereof. (The like notification to Sir Stephen Fox for the items of 725l. 7s. 0d. and 600l. respectively advanced to him for the Earl of Lichfield and Earl of Sussex.) (The like notice to Mr. Kent [Cashier of the Customs] concerning the 86l. 13s. 4d. reserved in the Exchequer for Lord Culpeper which Treasurer Rochester is informed belongs to you.) (The like notice to the Mint Commissioners concerning the 2,550l. reserved for you in the Exchequer.) (The like notice to Mr. Griffith concerning the 500l. advanced to you at the Exchequer.) (The like notice to Roger Hewitt concerning the 750l. advanced to you at the Exchequer for the Duke of St. Albans.)Ibid.
Same to same to issue as follows out of such money of the Customs, Excise and Hearthmoney as is this week directed to be paid into the Exchequer, viz.:Ibid, p. 41.
l.s.d.
Out of the Customs.
to the Treasurer of the Navy2,00000
to ditto towards paying off sea officers and bills in course40000
to ditto for the Victuallers1,80000
to ditto for the yards at Deptford and Woolwich4,266100
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance2,00000
£10,466100
Out of the Excise.
to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces5,00000
to Visct. Brouncker for the Household1,00000
to Mr. Graham, for the Privy Purse by [way of] advance1,00000
£7,00000
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to me [Guy] for secret service by [way of] advance50000
[to ditto] more by [way of] advance14000
to Mr. (Burton altered to) Graham for the Privy Purse by [way of] advance80000
£1,44000
(Same dated same to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs money for the present week, said paper including only the above five Customs items.) (Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney enclosing the like paper of disposition of the money of the Excise and Hearthmoney; said paper including the above 3 Excise and 3 Hearthmoney items, together with 5,000l. out of the Excise and 5,000l. out of the Hearthmoney directed on Saturday last to be paid to the [Paymaster of the] Forces. Total direction out of the Excise and Hearthmoney, 18,440l.)
June 23Money warrant for 40l. to the University of Oxford for three years to Christmas last on the perpetuity of 13l. 6s. 8d. per an. for a Divinity Lecturer there founded by the Lady Margaret, Countess of Richmond and Derby.Money Book VI, p. 80.
Same for 300l. to Charles Gifford for one year to 1684, Lady day, on his annuity or pension.Ibid.
Same for 1,030l. 10s. 1d. to William Hewer for 6 per cent. interest to April 1 last on several sums by him lent for his Majesty's service: as by an account made up to that date by Auditor Aldworth and allowed by the Lord Treasurer the 3rd inst. (Money order dated June 27 hereon.)Ibid, p. 81. Order Book I, p. 30.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Rochester to the Receipt for tallies on the Tenths of the diocese of Norwich from time to time for the liberates of (Mr. Packer) the Usher of the Receipt; which liberates have for divers years last past been paid out of such Tenths.Money Book VI, p. 81.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to pay 20l. to Aaron Hodges, his Majesty's consul at Rotterdam, for his pains and service in correspondencing in relation to the Plantation trade. In the margin: cancelled and another warrant signed 1686, Sept. 1.Ibid.
Money warrant for 40l. to Thomas Boucher, Doctor of the Civil Law and Prof. of same in the University of Oxford: being for one year to 1684, Lady day, on his fee.Ibid.
Same for 40l. to John Luffe, Dr. in Physick and Reader of same in said University: for same to same date.Ibid, p. 82.
Dormant same for the yearly sum of 100l. to each of the 11 Masters of Chancery and warrant for the half year ended at Lady day last thereon.Ibid.
June 24Reference by Treasurer Southampton to Auditor Aldworth of the interest account to June 24 inst. of Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe for money lent for his Majesty's service.Reference Book III, pp. 119, 120.
Prefixing: said account.
l.s.d.
interest on balance of principal due March 25 last, being 227,700l. 0s. 9d.3,40621
deduct 1 per cent. on 50,000l. from Mar. 25124163
£3,281510
[Repayments of principal and rebate of interest thereon.]
l.s.d.interest.
1685, April 1, in part of 72,700l. on the Customs, repaid by the Custom Cashier2,0000027123
1685, April 8, ditto2,000002563
May 6, ditto2,000001622
May 13, ditto2,0000013161
May 20, ditto2,0000011101
May 27, ditto2,00000941
May 13, in part of 72,000l. on the Hearthmoney1,252738126
May 20, ditto8291664153
£14,08239£116188
leaving a balance of principal of 213,617l. 16s. 3d. and of interest of 3,164l. 7s. 2d. due on the foot of this account; the said principal being secured as follows, viz., 60,700l. on the Customs, 69,917l. 16s. 3d. on the Hearthmoney and 83,000l. on the Excise.
June 24.Privy seal dormant for 380l. per an. to John Erlisman as yearly salary or allowance as Consul at Algiers: to be paid out of the Customs to him or to William Hewer his assignee: to commence from Michaelmas last to which date he is paid: the half year due thereon to Lady day last to be paid presently. (Royal warrant dated June 12 for said privy seal.)King's Warrant Book X, pp. 138–9.
June 25.Fiat by Treasurer Rochester for royal letters patent to constitute John Fitzherbert collector of the Customs and subsidies of wool etc. in Bristol port, being the office granted 1668, April 22, to said John Fitzherbert and William his son, the said William being dead.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 101.
Warrant by same to William Hewer to deliver up to Anthony Sturt the note (receipt or obligation) given by said Sturt to said Hewer for 954l. 13s. 1d. advanced to Sturt by Hewer upon account of victualling the late garrison of Tangier and as in full of 1,000l. supplied to Hewer by the late Treasury Lords for that purpose. The Auditors of Imprests are to allow said sum in said Hewer's accounts as Treasurer for the affairs of Tangier and are to charge it as an imprest on said Sturt and partners: it appearing that there is due to said Sturt and Jonathan Gauden, contractors for victualling said garrison, a considerable sum on the balance of their account made up to May 4 last by Auditor Done.Money Book VI, pp. 82–3.
Money order for 1,033l. 2s. 6d. to Temperance Packer, relict of Robert Packer, late Usher of the Receipt, for paper, parchment, books, bags, ink etc. delivered by him to the officers of the Receipt and for diet and fees for himself for Easter, Trinity, Michaelmas and Hilary terms 1680–1, Feb. 12, to 1681–2, Feb. 12. To be paid by tally on the Tenths of the diocese of Norwich.Order Book I, p. 30.
June 25.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. In reply to Mr. Lloyd's query the charge of passing the [new] Commission [of the Customs] is to be charged to the incidents accounts of the Customs.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 92.
Same to the Surveyor General [of Crown Lands] to attend the Attorney General in order to the prosecution of Mris. Garrett et al. who have committed waste in Braywood in Windsor Forest. (Same to the Attorney General to prosecute same with all the severity imaginable.)Ibid.
Same to Visct. Falkland [Treasurer of the Navy]. The 500l. lately paid you for Mr. Luke Noone is to be equally divided between Richard Gibson and Mr. Hall, two of said Noon's creditors.Disposition Book IV, p. 41.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Warden and Commissioners of the Mint of the petition of Angelica Magdalena Wharton, shewing that her late husband Philip Wharton, Warden of the Mint, found the house belonging to him by right of his office much out of repair and that repairs to such houses in the Mint were constantly done by direction of the Warden and allowed yearly in his accounts; in accordance wherewith he had his own house repaired and the workmen's bill to near 200l. remain yet unpaid: therefore prays direction herein.Reference Book III, p. 119.
Henry Guy to Visct. Falkland. You may now cause the money, lately sent to Portsmouth, to be issued to the Yard there.Disposition Book IV, p. 42.
June 26.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 1,500l. to Visct. Falkland, Treasurer of the Navy, out of the money of the Navy, out of the money of the Letter Office in the Exchequer; whereof 1,000l. is for John Rogers, house carpenter, on his contract for building a new single dry dock at Chatham and 500l. for the other dry dock now in building at Chatham. (Same dated same to Mr. Stephens, [cashier to said Navy Treasurer] apprising him hereof.)Ibid.
Same to same to get one of the Tellers to advance me [Guy] 400l. out of the money of the Letter Office. The regular warrants for the issue hereof shall be despatched with all speed.Ibid.
Same to same to get one of the Tellers to advance, out of the said Letter Office money, 200l. to Signor Verrio on account of the works at Windsor, "also to the Treasurer of the Chamber that you issue out of the said money 80l."Ibid.
Same to Mr. Griffin to pay as follows the [above] 80l. ordered to be issued to you; viz. 40l. to Mr. Beake, one of the messengers on bills, 40l. to Henry Legat, a same on same.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt. There is present occasion to forthwith advance to Col. Werden the 4,500l. remainder of 6,000l. of Excise money directed to be paid him. Get one of the Tellers to advance it. The regular warrants shall be sent you forthwith.Ibid, p. 43.
June 27.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue out of the Excise money in the Exchequer 6,000l. to Col. Werden for the Queen's use.Disposition Book IV, p. 42.
Same to same to get one of the Tellers to advance me [Guy] 900l. out of the money in the Letter Office for his Majesty's service "that requires the said money to be immediately supplied." The regular warrants for the issue hereof shall be sent with all speed.Ibid.
June 29.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces, or to Charles Toll, his deputy, to pay 1,000l., as imprest, to John Shales, Commissary General of the provisions for the army, or to one of his under Commissaries.Money Book VI, p. 83.
Same by same to Charles Duncombe, Receiver General of Excise and Hearthmoney, to pay 500l. to abovesaid Shales out of Excise money and to give him bills or letters of general credit not exceeding 1,000l. upon the receiver or collectors of Excise and Hearthmoney in cos. Wilts, Dorset, Somerset and Gloucester.Ibid.
Same by same to Richard Kent, the Customs Cashier, to give said Shales bills or letters of credit for 1,000l. on the collectors of the Customs at Bristol or any other port contiguous to his Majesty's army or Forces.Ibid, p. 83. Out Letters (Customs) IX, p. 35.
Money warrant for 200l. to [said] John Shales for one year to 1683, Sept. 29, on his fee or salary as an Auditor of the [Crown] revenue.Money Book VI, p. 83.
Same for 200l. to John, Bishop of Chester, for one year to 1684, Sept. 29, on the allowance for the King's four preachers in Lancashire: as by the privy seal of May 27 last. (Money order dated July 1 hereon.)Ibid, p. 84. Order Book I, p. 34.
Same for 4,500l. to Robert Werden in further part of 20,000l. for the Queen: as by the privy seal of Mar. 31 last.Money Book VI, p. 84.
Same for 20l. to Gilbert Jones for one year to Lady day last for his service as his Majesty's woodward and keeper of the woods in Chappell Henault Walks in Waltham Forest, co. Essex. (Money order dated June 30 hereon.)Ibid, p. 84. Order Book I, p. 32.
Same for 56l. 5s. 5d. to Robert, Earl of Lindsey, Lord Warden of Waltham Forest, viz. 9l. 2s. 6d. to the ranger; 12l. 3s. 4d. to the keeper of Walthamstow Walk; 6l. 1s. 8d. to the keeper of Leighton Walk; 4l. 11s. 3d. to the keeper of Walwood and Homefrith Woods; 12l. 3s. 4d. to the keeper of Woodford Walk; 12l. 3s. 4d. to the keeper of Loughton Walk; for one year each to Lady day last on their fees ut supra, p. 214. (Money order dated June 30 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 85. Order Book I, p. 32.
Same for 57l. 13s. 0d. to the executors of John Sayer, deceased, in full of his salary to his death as Master Cook to the late King.Money Book VI, p. 85.
June 29.Money warrant for 100l. to William, Earl of Derby, Tho. Cholmondly and William Bankes for one year to Lady day last on the annuity for the poor ministers of the Isle of Man.Money Book VI, p. 86.
Henry Guy to Richard Coling. It is the King's pleasure that you deliver to the Duke of Norfolk 30 ounces of gold in satisfaction of the fees claimed by him as Chief Butler to his Majesty on the Coronation day. You are to acquaint the Lord Chamberlain therewith.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 92.
Same to the Commissioners of Victualling to furnish Mr. Shales, Commissary General of the provisions for the army, with 200 or 300 bags of bisket to be sent down by waggons for the use of the Forces.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue, out of the money of the Letter Office, 200l. to Mr. Shales for one year of his fee of 200l. per an.: and 100l. to the Earl of Derby et al. for the poor ministers of the Isle of Man.Disposition Book IV, p. 43.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General to forbear entering the judgment on the verdict in an information lately exhibited in the Exchequer against John Farren, one of the clerks to the Receiver General of Customs, for taking some small fees for paying several debentures for half subsidy and additional duty to one John Cary, merchant; upon which case a verdict was given for the Crown against the defendant, "but the entering of the judgment thereupon was stopped because the matter touching the demand of the said fees for the future would be settled by the said verdict." Further a noli prosequi is hereby to be entered to prevent any further prosecution of said Farren.King's Warrant Book X, p. 150. Warrants Early XXXIII, p. 13a.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to George Dunstan, esq. of an annuity or pension of 1,000l.: to be payable quarterly from Christmas last but the two quarters due at June 24 last to be paid forthwith.King's Warrant Book X, p. 150.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant to Sir William Darcy of 400l. per an. for 1¾ years, being the remainder of the term of 7½ years of such annuity granted him by the late King by patent dated 1679, Aug. 30, out of the Customs on alum imported or exported, on which annuity the last payment was in full of 1684, Michaelmas quarter; on which patent it is supposed no further payments can be made because the grant of the said Customs to the late King was for life only.Ibid, pp. 153–5. Warrants Early XXXIII, pp. 13ab.
Order by Treasurer Rochester for the execution of [the remainder of] a money order dated 1684, Nov. 10, for 50l. each to the eleven Masters in Chancery for 1684, Michaelmas half year.Order Book I, p. 31.
Appending: recordatur of the payment dated 1684, Dec. 5, of 275l. thereupon by Teller Vernon.
June 30.Henry Guy to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney. Daniel Clay, a collector of Hearthmoney in co. Derby, has distrained for private ovens which have in all the late King's time been free, and has collected money of poor people not liable to pay, and has said that he valued not the authority of the Justices of the Peace there, whereby great clamour and discontent has arisen. You are to write by this post into the country to have the matter examined so that the gentlemen of the country may be satisfied that a speedy enquiry is made.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 92.
June 30.Henry Guy to Mr. Fox for an account of what money has been issued to you for the New Raised Forces over and above the old and new establishment [of the Forces].Out Letters (General) IX, p. 93.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Attorney General of the petition of Antho. Meeke to be continued in Mr. Cowley's office pending the proceedings brought by petitioner to avoid said Cowley's patent.Reference Book III, p. 122.
Dormant privy seal for 10,000l. to be issued in such proportions, to such persons and for such uses from time to time as the King shall appoint by warrant under the royal sign manual. (Royal warrant dated June 23 for said privy seal.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 147.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to constitute Charles, Lord Cheyne, et al. ut supra, p. 228, to be Commissioners for Customs and Subsidies as revived by an Act lately passed in the present session of Parliament and also of the imposition upon wines and vinegar lately granted in the said session and also the impositions upon tobaccoes and sugars granted in the said session; and also of the imposition upon linens, wrought silks, stuffs, brandies and other things charged by Act of Parliament newly passed; and also of all the duties of Four and a Half per cent. in Barbados and the Leeward Isles: with powers, salaries, secretary, agent etc. all ut supra ibid.: the present constitution being by reason that an Act newly passed has granted the King an imposition on all French linens, and all East India linen and several other manufactures of India and on all French wrought silks and all other wrought silks and all brandies imported.Ibid, pp. 150–2.
Five royal sign manuals for respectively 500l., 200l., 900l., 540l. and 500l. to Henry Guy for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of June 30 inst. (Five money warrants dated June 30 hereon. Five money orders dated July 1 hereon.)Ibid, p. 155. Money Book VI, p. 86. Order Book I, p. 31.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such moneys of the Customs, Excise, Hearthmoney and Letter Office as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.:Disposition Book IV, p. 43.
Out of the Customs.l.s.d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Yards at Chatham and Sheerness7,66750
to ditto towards paying off sea officers and bills in course40000
to ditto for the Victuallers1,20000
to ditto for the fitting to sea the Rupert, Crown, Montagu and Henrietta according to the Navy Commissioners' estimates1,70000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance [on the Ordnance Office's] weekly money1,50000
to me [Guy] for secret service by [way of] advance50000
£12,96750
Out of the Excise.
to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces6,00000
to Visct. Brouncker for the Household1,00000
to Mr. Graham for the Privy Purse by [way of] advance1,00000
to me [Guy] for secret service by [way of] advance10000
£8,10000
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to Col. Werden for the Queen2,45363
Out of the Letter Office.
to Col. Werden for the Queen1,346139
(total direction)£24,86750
(Same dated same to the Customs Cashier enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs money for the present week, said paper including only the above six Customs items.) (Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney enclosing the like paper, which includes only the above five Excise and Hearthmoney items.)
June 30.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue or advance 700l. to me [Guy] for secret service: out of the money of the Letter Office.Disposition Book IV, p. 44.
Same to same to issue as follows the 76l. 5s. 5d. now remaining in the Exchequer of the 354l. 15s. 0d. of Customs money directed May 5 last, p. 167 supra, to be reserved and intended for the keepers of Waltham Forest et al.: viz. 56l. 5s. 5d. to the Earl of Lindsey for several keepers of said Forest; 20l. to Gilbert Jones, another keeper there.Ibid.