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July 1685, 21-31

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'Entry Book: July 1685, 21-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 272-288. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82503 Date accessed: 16 September 2014.


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July 1685, 21-31

July 21.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the King's Remembrancer etc. for stay of process against sundry Recusants mentioned in the enclosed schedules [missing] and against their goods etc. and the lessees of the two-thirds part of their lands; and for all moneys levied there to be restored which have not been answered to the King; and for the discharge of the respective sheriffs who have charged themselves therewith.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 107.
For Treasurer Rochester's order for interest on Robert Woolley's order see supra, p. 189.Money BookVI, p. 63.
Henry Guy to the Attorney General. Send Mr. Agar the affidavits concerning trees felled in Braywood in Windsor Forest.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 108.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte. Send the Lord Treasurer an account what instructions are followed by the Commissaries of Musters in mustering the Forces.Ibid.
Same to Rawleigh Radford. On your submitting yourself to Sir Nicholas Butler you will be restored as a tidesurveyor, London port.Ibid.
Same to Lord Dartmouth [Master of the Ordnance]. On June 22 last Sir Rob. Holmes received 300l. from the collector of Cowes port for his Majesty's service in the Isle of Wight. Said money was so delivered without any regular order for the payment of it. It is necessary that Holmes be charged therewith and render an account thereof. You are to order a bill of imprest to be made forth by the officers of the Ordnance for said 300l. to Holmes on account for fortifications and other services in said island. On his endorsing the said bill, as a receipt, the receipt which he gave to the collector, and which is in the hands of the Secretary to the Treasury, shall be delivered up to him. Care will be taken that the Treasurer of the Ordnance shall be charged with the like sum in the Exchequer.Ibid.
[?]Unfinished entry crossed through [doubtless because transferred to the now missing Irish Letter Book] of a letter from? Treasurer Rochester to the Primate of Ireland. "Your Grace's of the 14th inst. came to my hands by the last packet which acknowledged the receipt of three of his Majesty's letters, particularly that concerning the 22,000l. to be returned hither out of Ireland."Ibid, p. 109.
July 21.Henry Guy to Mr. Pepys for an account what is due in the Navy for smart money and to seamen that are wounded, and such as have lost limbs, and to the widows and children of those that are killed.Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the paper presented to the Lord Treasurer by the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney about the collecting the Hearthmoney. It is to be recommended to the Judges now going the circuit to give it in charge to the respective Justices of the Peace in the several counties for satisfying the objections made against levying the said duty.Ibid.
July 21.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, to Don Pedro de Ronquillo, Ambassador Extraordinary from Spain, the pictures and wine as follows.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 40.
Appending: memorandum of said things come in the Joseph from Bilboa, Jonathan Stoodligh commander, which said things have all been in use [by said ambassador].
cases 1 and 2, containing two scriptoriums.
case 3, containing coat of arms and a crucifix.
case 4, containing some pictures.
cases 5, 6, 7, containing some pictures and effigies.
Henry Guy to Visct. Falkland to pay out of any moneys now in your hands [as Treasurer of the Navy] the 45l. 12s. 0d. for the charge of the transportation from Gravesend to Brentford of the tents and baggage of the three Scotch Regiments, which came lately from Holland.Disposition Book IV, p. 51.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such moneys of the Customs, Excise, Letter Office and Hearthmoney as are directed to be this week paid into the Receipt, viz.:Ibid, pp. 52, 53.
l.s.d.
Out of the Customs.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for stores to be provided within a year2,00000
to ditto for officers and bills in course40000
to ditto for the Victuallers1,20000
to ditto for carriage of timber in New Forest to Portsmouth30000
to Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe for interest3,16466
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance in part of 1,500l.794169
£7,85933
Out of Hearthmoney.
to the 12 Judges3,00000
to the Masters in Chancery in part of 275l.238100
£3,238100
Out of the Letter Office.
to the Masters in Chancery in full of 275l36100
17500
to the Attorney General40134
to the Solicitor General3500
to Sir Richard May7100
to me (Guy) for secret service50000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance in full of 1,500l70500
[sic]£1,499167
Out of the Excise.l.s.d.
to the Duchess of Portsmouth in part of two quarters to June 24 last2,00000
to Mris. Ellen Gwyn by [way of] advance50000
to Mr. Toll for interest1,37724
to [the two] Mr. Hornbys for interest94958
to Sir Christopher Wren in the name of Mr. Roberts for Windsor Works by [way of] advance50000
to Sir Ste. Fox for the Earl of Sussex by [way of] advance30000
to the Duke of St. Albans37500
to the Treasurer of the Navy for Mr Pearce for sick and wounded40000
Out of the loans on the late [new linen duty] Act.
to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces12,00000
(Total direction, 30,998l. 17s. 10d.)
(Same dated July 24 to the Customs Cashier, forwarding the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; said paper including the above five Customs items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following item [payable directly out of the Customs Office on tallies] viz. 3,164l. 6s. 6d. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe for interest. Total disposition of the Customs, 7,859l. 3s. 3d.)
(Same dated July 24 to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the similar disposition papers for the Excise and Hearthmoney: the Hearthmoney items being as above and the Excise items being the above eight items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz. 3,155l. for the remainder of the last Lady day quarter's salary bill to the Excise officers; 2,000l. to the Queen Dowager in part of [last] June 24 quarter [on her annuity]. Total disposition of the Excise and Hearthmoney, 14,794l. 18s. 0d.)
July 21.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Guy], for secret service 45l. 8s. 4d. out of the Hearthmoney [arrears] for co. Bucks for the years 1662 and 1663, payable by William Gilmore, gent.Disposition Book IV, p. 52.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Receipt to issue 115l. 11s. 8d. to Edward Griffin on any unsatisfied orders in his name as Treasurer of the Chamber: to be by him paid over to Philip Burton for 9½ years to 1682, Lady day, on his fee of 12l. 3s. 4d. per an. as late keeper of Chappel Henholt Walk in Waltham Forest: to be satisfied by tallies on William Gilmore, gent., husband to Anne, daughter of Thomas Harborne, gent., who, as Receiver of arrears of Hearthmoney for co. Bucks, was returned in super for over 600l. by Sir Robert Gayer, sheriff of said county for 1662 and 1663.Money Book VI, p. 103.
Money warrant for 949l. 5s. 8d. to Joseph and Nathaniel Hornby for 6 per cent. interest to June 24 last on several sums by them lent for the service of the late King; as by an account thereof stated by Auditor Aldworth and allowed by the Lord Treasurer July 20 inst. (Money order dated July 22 hereon.)Ibid, p. 103. Order Book I, p. 39.
July 21.Constitution and appointment by Treasurer Rochester of Alderman Charles Duncomb, of London, goldsmith, to receive from Capt. George St. Lo, commander of his Majesty's ship Dartmouth, 14 chests containing 166,308 crusadoes, 295 ries Portugal money, which were received by Charles Fanshaw, Envoy Extraordinary in Portugal, on account of the Queen Dowager's portion. Duncombe is to bring same to London and deliver it by weight and tale to the Mint Commissioners to be coined into English money for his Majesty's use.Money BookVI, p. 103b.
Money warrant for 364l. to Henry, Earl of Clarendon, for last June 24 quarter on his allowance of 4l. a day in lieu of diet as Lord Privy Seal. (Money order dated July 24 hereon.)Ibid, p. 103b. Order BookI, p. 40.
Same for 375l. to George, Marquess of Halifax, for same quarter on his allowance of 1,000l. per an. in lieu of diet as Lord President of the Privy Council and on his allowance of 500l. per an. as of royal bounty. (Money order dated July 27 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 104. Order Book I, p. 41.
Same for 81l. 6s. 8d. to Sir Robert Sawyer, kt., for one year to June 24 last on his fee as Attorney General.Money Book VI, p. 104.
70l. to Heneage Finch for same on same as Solicitor General.
Same for 1,377l. 2s. 4d. to Charles Toll for interest to July 1 last on several sums by him lent for the service of the late King; as by an account thereof stated by Auditor Aldworth and allowed the 20th inst. by Treasurer Rochester. (Money order dated July 24 hereon.)Ibid, p. 105. Order Book I, p. 39.
July 23.Dormant privy seal for 10,000l. to be paid in such proportions, to such persons and for such uses and services as the King shall from time to time direct by warrant under his royal sign manual. (Royal warrant dated July 15 for said privy seal.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 163.
July 25.Royal sign manual for 5,644l. 19s. 0d. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of the 23rd inst. (Money warrant dated July 25 hereon. Money order dated July 25 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 164. Money Book VI, p. 105. Order Book p. I, 40.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a great seal for a grant as follows for the Queen Consort for the increase of her jointure and for the present support of her state and dignity: said grant to be to trustees, viz. Laurence, Earl of Rochester, Henry, Earl of Peterborough, Sidney, Lord Godolphin, Robert Werden and Sir Edward Herbert, kt., the said Queen's Attorney General: is to be for the said Queen's life and is to comprise "the immediate possession of all the manors, lands, tenements and hereditaments [? belonging to the Crown and as per schedule] lying and being in the several and respective counties of Wilts, Gloucester, Oxford, Northampton, York, Lincoln, Huntingdon, Cambridge, Surrey and Isle of Ely and every or any of them; and of the yearly sum of 9,328l. 13s. 7d. payable out of the profits of the Post Office; and also of the yearly sum of 8,000l. issuing out of part of our revenue of Excise which were formerly by us (when Duke of York) settled upon our said dearest Consort for her jointure; and also of the further yearly sum of 10,000l. to be paid out of the Hereditary Excise arising in the counties of Beds, Berks, Bucks, Herts, Essex, Kent, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Yorks and Somerset, excepting the city of Bristol; and 10,000l. [per an.] more out of the profits of the Post Office": all the said payments to be made quarterly from Lady day last with preference to [before] all others and by the immediate hands of the respective Commissioners, Receivers, Farmers or Collectors of the said revenues before the same be paid into the Exchequer: and if the said revenues of Excise or Post Office be paid into the Exchequer before payment of the above sums charged thereon then what is due thereon as above is hereby to be paid out of any treasure in the Exchequer and without [office] fees or allowances in respect thereof: with power to said trustees to make leases etc. for 21 years or three lives at the present rents (or more) if in lease or a fourth part (or more) of the rent or value if not now in lease: also for a grant to said trustees for the life of said Queen of the manor of East Greenwich, co. Kent, and all that mansion house called Greenwich House and the parks called Greenwich Parks and other lands, tenements and hereditaments thereto belonging; and also all the manor of Eye, co. Suffolk, and all other the manors, lands, tenements and hereditaments in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincoln, Lancs, Cumberland, Chester, Sussex, Northampton and Essex which by patent of 1678–9, Mar. 18, were granted to Peregrine Bertie, Charles Bertie and Charles Osborne in trust [for the Earl of Plymouth] which grant they have lately surrendered: with power of making leases etc. in the above: and with "directions to the trustees of our dearest sister Katherine, the Queen Dowager after her death to stand possessed thereof or transfer their trust and interest therein (subject to such leases as shall be made pursuant to their powers in that behalf) for the benefit of our dearest Consort during her life" and thereafter for the King and his successors etc.King's Warrant Book X, pp. 164–5. Warrants Early XXXIII, pp. 14ab.
July 25.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for payment to be made to Thomas Corbyn of the 375l. arrear due to him up to 1684, Christmas, on the salary of 50l. per an. as Surveyor of Woods Trent North (which office was granted to him in 1660 for life with said salary as payable out of the Crown revenues in co. Yorks, and when same became no longer so payable by reason of the sale of fee farms it was by a privy seal of 27 Car. II made payable out of the Exchequer, whereupon it has so been paid up to 1677, Lady day, with 12l. 10s. 0d. in part of the succeeding half year): the payment of said arrears on the above privy seal being obstructed by the late King's death. His growing salary is hereby also to be paid from Christmas last.King's Warrant Book X, p. 166.
Royal sign manual for 500l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of June 30 last. (Money warrant dated July 27 hereon. Money order dated July 28 hereon.)Ibid, p. 167. Money Book VI, p. 105. Order Book I, p. 41.
July 25.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the payment to Robert Swan, gent., from 1684, Christmas, of the pension of 80l. per an. granted to him by privy seal dated 1668, Oct. 22, for being instrumental in the escape of Charles II from Worcester fight; the said annuity being granted only during pleasure and having thereby become void by the late King's death. The payment due at June 24 last is hereby to be presently made.King's Warrant Book X, p. 167.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Thomas Aram of the office of Solicitor of Excise (Solicitor for the prosecution and defence of all causes before the Excise Commissioners and Commissioners of Appeals) with the salary of 200l per an. payable as from Christmas last: his patent dated 1679, July 31, of said office, being during pleasure, having become void by the late King's death.Ibid, p. 178.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt. The 500l. formerly advanced to the Mint Commissioners for Healing Medals is to be regularly discharged at the Exchequer by making issues thereof to Mr. Graham, Keeper of the Privy Purse, on his order of the 9th inst.Disposition Book IV, p. 53.
Same to same to issue to the Navy Treasurer 2,260l. out of the loans on the duty on French linens etc.: same to be for the charge of transporting back to Holland from the Thames the six Regiments of (Scotch) soldiers lately come from hence, with the women and baggage belonging to them. (Same dated same to Visct. Falkland, the Navy Treasurer, to so apply said sum.)Ibid.
Same to Mr. Frowd [Governor of the Post Office] to pay to Richard Allibone and Richard Graham the 500l. per an. granted out of the Post Office to Sir Sam Morland, same being vested in them by mesne assignment and having been usually paid them by the Receiver General of the Post Office.Ibid.
Prefixing: petition of said Allibone and Graham for same.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Earl of Arran 150l. out of the loans on Hearthmoney.Ibid, p. 54.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. In reply to yours of the 22nd inst. to Visct. Falkland desiring a further supply of 29,745l. for carrying on the ordinary and extraordinary repairs of the Navy the Lord Treasurer has (since the 3,000l. mentioned in my former letter to you) directed 2,000l. to the Navy Treasurer in further part of said 29,745l. When you send for any more money on that head you are to mention the [particular] sum that you desire to have.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 109.
Same to Mr. Darcy and partners to forthwith furnish the following:Ibid.
Appending: letter dated July 21 from the Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain, to the Lord Treasurer. There is wanting for the Queen's service at Windsor Castle a down bed with a fine blanket lined with white satin, a quilt covered with white satin, and the bolster there covered with satin; four Portugal mats, two large ones (one for the Eating Room, one for the Queen's Withdrawing Room) and two lesser ones for her Majesty's little bedchamber and dressing room. They are to be delivered to Thomas Hall, Keeper of his Majesty's Standing Wardrobe at Windsor.
July 25.Henry Guy to Sir Boucher Wray. Who is to have the 100l. for taking Richd. Goodenough?Out Letters (General) IX, p. 110.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests, enclosing copy [missing] of the minutes of the late Treasury Lords concerning the arrears of the Law duty.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing the draft [missing] of instructions prepared by you some time since for the Governor of Jamaica. You are to review, enlarge and return same as some other laws have been made and revived in Parliament since same were prepared.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Darcy et al. In yours of Mar. 14 last you informed Treasurer Rochester that not being accomptants of the money nor acquainted with the appointments or deceases of the late King's servants you could not present a particular account of them. If you [now] can make such an account do it out of hand.Ibid.
Same to Visct. Lumley. I am ordered to pay 5,000l. for the persons that took the late Duke of Monmouth. The money is ready.Ibid.
Treasurer Rochester to Lord Chief Justice Jones and Justice Charlton on the Norfolk Circuit. The Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney have presented me a paper containing several objections made by Justices of the Peace in several counties touching the receiving and levying of the Hearthmoney with the answers of said Commissioners thereto. They desire same to be communicated to the Justices of Assize to be by them mentioned in the respective charges at the assizes so that the Justices of Peace may take note thereof and the revenue be with less trouble collected for the future. The Attorney General conceives that the said answers are according to law and that it would be to his Majesty's service that the Judges in their several circuits either on the Bench or in their Chambers should call the Justices of Peace before them and acquaint them therewith. I enclose said paper and desire you to do as above within your circuit. (The like letter to Baron Gregory and Justice Levings for the Oxford Circuit and to Baron Atkins and Justice Sir Thomas Walcott for the Northern Circuit. The like dated July 27 to the Lord Chief Baron and Justice Holloway for the Midland Circuit and to Lord Jeffryes and Justice Streete for the Home Circuit. The like dated Aug. 7 to Sir Edwd. Herbert and Jno. Warren for Denbigh, Flint, Chester and Montgomery; to Sergt. Wynn and Jno. Powell for Brecknock, Radnor and Glamorgan; to Sergt. Bugby and Sergt. Farrington for Pembroke, Carmarthen and Cardigan and to Richard Hopton for Carnarvon, Anglesea and Merioneth.)Ibid, pp. 110, 111.
July 27.Henry Guy to Mr. Darcy et al. to pay 6l. to Mr. Gregory King for three books furnished by him containing the Ceremonial of their Majesties' Coronation.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 111.
Same to Sir Richd. Middleton, bart., at Chirk Castle in Denbigh. Sir William Neale solicits the Lord Treasurer, and stays in town for a grant of the lands he has discovered in or near the Lordship of Denbigh. Treasurer Rochester desires you to bring or send the grant which you say you have of those lands.Ibid, p. 112.
Same to Mr. Hall to examine the sufficiency of the securities proposed by William Thomas of St. Margarets, Westminster, for his office of Paymaster of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners: said securities being himself, Edward Gresham and Jeremiah Thomas of London, goldsmith: total bond, 3,000l.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the Envoy Extraordinary from Portugal his goods which came in the Cleveland yacht: on payment of Custom.Ibid.
Appending: schedule of said goods (including a case of tapestry hangings, plate for the Sacristy and a trunk for a servant with the name of Tho. Bottell).
Same to Sir Robert Holmes. In reply to yours of the 25th inst. concerning the 300l. which you received from the collector of Cowes port, Treasurer Rochester orders ut supra, p. 272. On your owning the receipt of the money by endorsement on the imprest bill I will deliver you the note you gave to the Collector: the Paymaster of the Ordnance will charge himself with the like sum in the Exchequer and the Exchequer officers will give the Customs Cashier a tally for the 300l. and thereupon the Customs Cashier will discharge the said Collector thereof upon his account, "which is the nearest way to despatch this matter regularly."Ibid, p. 114.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to order 200l. [per week] part of the 400l., appointed to be paid weekly to the Navy, to be applied first of all to satisfy the 1,167l. 7s. 0d. due to Lord Colepeper and company for freight "in regard you have reported that you do not find any other ship but his (for which freight is due) to have been cast away."Disposition Book IV, p. 51.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to advance to Mr. Michaell Rowman, for the use of the Duchess of Portsmouth, the 2,000l. directed the 21st inst. to be issued to her. Care will be taken to pass the warrants for the regular issue of same so as to discharge the Teller who advances it.Ibid, p. 54.
Same to Visct. Falkland, Navy Treasurer, to pay 96l. 10s. 6d. to Robert Mellish in satisfaction of a bill of exchange drawn on the Navy Commissioners by Cosmo Cossacci for stores delivered to the [Navy] officers.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay Mr. Erlisman's salary of 380l. per an. as Consul at Algiers, viz. the three quarters due to June 24 last and from time to time quarterly in future.Ibid.
July 27.Henry Guy to Mr. Fox [Paymaster of the Forces] to forthwith return to Peter Shakerly, Governor of Chester, the 155l. 18s. 4d. which he disbursed for five days' provisions at sea for the 15 Companies of Foot transported to Ireland.Disposition Book IV, p. 54
Appending: account of said provisions, dated Chester July 15th inst.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for the issue of the items of 346l. 8s. 9d. of Letter Office money, 300l. of Alienations money, and 36l. 9s. 7d. of Lord Churchill's loan (making altogether 682l. 18s. 4d.) as follows, viz.,Ibid, p. 55.
l.s.d.
to me [Guy] for secret service by [way of] advance37500
to Lord Lucas12500
to Philip Burton167184
to Mris. Ursula Elliott1500
£682184
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Arthur for the place of Collector and Surveyor in Hythe port, void by the dismission of John Brewer.Reference Book III, p. 143.
Same by same to the Auditor of the Receipt and the Clerk of the Pells of the money order for 2,000l. for Mr. Ryves in repayment of loan etc. of which order said Ryves desires transcripts. The referees are to report whether the great seal and privy seal in question warrant such transcripts.Ibid, p. 145.
Money warrant for 167l. 18s. 4d. to Philip Burton for Crown law charges. (Money order dated July 28 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 106 Order Book I, p. 41.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to said Burton to pay out of the abovesaid sum 30l. to Sir Roger L'Estrange by him expended in sending for witnesses at the late trials of Titus Oates: and 137l. 18s. 4d. to Charles Hanses for the balance of his disbursements about said trial.Money Book VI, p. 106.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners to admit the entry of wine and linens imported at Lyme by James Tucker, Jno. Burridge and Jno. Cogan and by Tho. Thomas, Benjamin Beer, Edward Keech and Thomas Pitts during the late rebellion there; considering the circumstances the merchants were under by the said rebellion; and on payment of the duties payable on the first arrival of the ships bringing same, being several days before the Acts for the new duties on wines and linens took place.Ibid, p. 107.
Money warrant for 125l. to Charles, Lord Lucas, for 1681, June 24 quarter, on his pension.Ibid, p. 108.
July 28.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor of the Works, of the bills [missing] given in by the workmen for work done in St. James's in 1685, amounting to 1,304l. 0s. 10d.Reference Book III, p. 144.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of a survey made May 6 last by Francis Dickins, woodward of New Forest, Richard Warne and William Walton, regarders thereof, of the decays of the lodges and rails in said forest.Ibid.
July 28.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Treasurer Rochester (as in further part of 16,000l. granted to him out of the estate of the late Ford, Lord Grey) the 200l. which is paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Graham et al. out of the profits of said estate.Disposition Book IV, p. 55.
Same to same to issue as follows out of such money of the Customs, Hearthmoney, Post Office and Excise [as is directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer] viz.:Ibid, pp. 56, 57.
l.s.d.
Out of the Customs.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for Mr. Taylor in full of his contract for stores.1,770150
to ditto in part of 1,500l. [Navy] weekly money1,45354
Out of Hearthmoney.
to ditto in full of the above 1,500l.46148
to ditto for sea officers and bills in course40000
to ditto for the Victuallers1,20000
to the Lord President [of the Privy Council]37500
to Philip Packer on the ordinary of the Works1,00000
to Sir Henry Robinson, for interest36198
to Dr. Oxenden, in part of 10l.900
Out of the Post Office money.
to ditto in full of said 10l.100
to the Lord Privy Seal36400
to Dr. Brady6000
to Mr. Graham, for the Privy Purse1,00000
Out of Excise.
to the Queen Dowager1,50000
for Mr. Nihill's interest80453
to Mr. Hewer for the Earl of Peterborough's arrears at Tangier50000
to Mr. Chiffinch, a year's salary20000
to me [Guy], for secret service, 140l. and 500l., by [way of] advance64000
to ditto more by advance (for Lady Mary Tudor)37500
to the Earl of Lichfield30000
to Sir Steph. Fox for two weeks on 100l. per week20000
to Edw. Griffin for Mr. Randue10000
to Mr. Walker (Usher of the Exchequer Court) for Mris. Kifford on her liberates382163
to Visct. Preston1,36500
to Mr. Ross, the [King's] Jeweller1,00000
to Sir William Killegrew12500
Out of loans on the late Act [for duties on French linens etc.].
to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces12,00000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance2,00000
£29,208162
(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 above two Customs items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following item [payable direct out of the Customs office] viz. 2,000l. in part of the quarterly [London port salary] bill. Total disposition of the Customs, 5,224l.)
(Same dated July 30 to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper of disposition for those revenues, said paper including the above seven items of Hearthmoney and the above 13 items of Excise [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz. 1,000l. to the Queen Dowager; 1,500l. to Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe in repayment of loan; 1,000l. to Mr. Toll in repayment of loan; 500l. to Mr. Hornby in repayment of loan. Total disposition of the Excise and Hearthmoney, 14,559l. 15s. 10d.)
July 28.Money warrant for 15l. to Ursula Elliot, widow, for last June 24 quarter on her annuity.Money Book VI, p. 106.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to pass, Customs free, all the baggage of the officers and soldiers of the three Scotch Regiments that are returning to Holland.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 113.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition and paper [missing] of William Carter.Ibid.
Treasurer Rochester to the Earl of Bath [Warden of the Stannaries]. It will be of great importance to the tin revenue to bring to an immediate hearing the case between the King and James Kemp, merchant, concerning a seizure of tin. Hear it without fail before you come out of the country.Ibid.
Henry Guy to Mr. Shadreck Vincent. According to your desire in yours of the 23rd inst. the Warden of the Stannaries is desired to hear the above case forthwith. The Lord Treasurer is very pleased with the pains you take in his Majesty's service.Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The King has informed the Lord Treasurer that he intends to pay off several ships. Send my Lord an estimate of this pay so that he may be providing the money.Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General. The Lord Treasurer has perused your draft of a discharge to be given to Mr. Kingdon and partners concerning the surplus of the Hearthmoney on their paying 30,000l. ut supra, p. 261. By the clause to empower them to recover debts due to them from their officers it was not intended that they should receive any money from the country that is not already collected. You are to tie them up more firmly from receiving such arrears from the country. Such arrears are to be reserved for the King.Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed paper [missing] of animadversions upon the present Act for increase of the Excise.Ibid, p. 114.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on a similar paper [missing] of animadversions on the present Act for increase of the Customs.Ibid.
July 28.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Jamaica merchants of London, which is come in since you spoke of it t'other day.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 114.
Same to Benjamin Poole, Alderman of Taunton, to report on the case of John Hucker of Taunton, one of those that took up arms under the late Duke of Monmouth; he having petitioned for pardon, alleging that he forsook the rebels and submitted himself to the magistracy of your town within the four days limited by the King's proclamation, "whereof it is pretended that you have signed a certificate."Ibid.
Same to Sir Peter Apsley. Send the Lord Treasurer the establishment of the King's fox hounds and to what time you have paid them.Ibid, p. 115.
July 29.William Shaw [for Henry Guy] to the Customs Commissioners. Send an officer to the Duchess of Portsmouth's lodgings in Whitehall to visit her goods that are going to France.Ibid.
Henry Guy to Sir Gilbert Talbot. Lord Maynard has delivered into the Jewel House his plate which is old and battered. You are to make it up in the newest fashion and to deliver it to him in the same quantity that it was at first given out.Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ Ebenezer Crocker as the officer for keeping the control of the new impositions at 50l. per an.; and to present three clerks for his assistants at 20l. per an. each.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 40.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 9,931l. 10s. 8d. to the Treasurer of the Navy out of the loans on the duty on linens etc.Disposition Book IV, p. 55.
Same dated same to Visct. Falkland, Treasurer of the Navy, to pay the said sum as follows, viz.:
l.s.d.
for the officers and seamen of the Guernsey7,124108
for ditto of the Garland27500
for ditto of the Swan287100
for ditto of the Mary Rose31500
for ditto of the Reserve31500
for ditto of the Charles galley49500
for ditto of the Rupert420150
for ditto of the Mountague354150
for ditto of the Henrietta34400
£9,931108
Five royal sign manuals for respectively 500l., 200l., 375l., 375l., and 390l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of the 23rd inst. (Five money warrants dated July 30 hereon. Five money orders dated July 31 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 168. Money Book VI, p. 106. Order Book I, p. 42.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a confirmation of the respective pensions granted by the patent of 1677, June 29, to the Ellesdons, viz. of 100l. per an. to Anthony and Charles, sons of William Ellesdon for their lives, of 100l. per an. to Anne and Mary, two of the daughters of said William for their lives (both the above to be payable to said William for them during his life and afterwards to them): and likewise of the pension granted by the patent of 1678, May 11, viz. of 100l. per an. to said William and Joan his wife for their lives: all payable out of the Customs of Lyme port, co. Dorset; and in consideration of said William's having been instrumental in saving Charles II after Worcester fight. The said pensions being satisfied to 1683, Christmas, cannot be charged on the Customs after the death of Charles II except by fresh grant from the present King. They are hereby to be charged as above on the Customs of Lyme port and are to be so paid with the arrears thereof from 1683, Christmas.King's Warrant Book X, pp. 168–9. Warrants Early XXXIII, pp. 14b–15a.
July 29.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for sums, not exceeding 1,500l. in the whole, to Philip Burton, as imprest for the charge of the commission for trial of traitors or others concerned in the late rebellion in the Western parts. (Money warrant dated Aug. 10 hereon. Money order dated Aug. 12 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 170. Money Book VI, p. 116. Order Book I, p. 45.
Same to same for a same to enstal the First Fruits of William Lloyd, D.D. (late Bishop of Peterborough) as Bishop of Norwich: same to be payable by 208l. 12s. 10¾d. on 1686, July 4; 208l 12s. 10¾d. on 1687, July 4, and 417l. 5s. 10d. on 1688, July 4; being after the rate of 834l. 11s. 7½d. Tenths deducted: all on said bishop's bonds alone and with the usual clause for the ceasing of all liability on avoidance.King's Warrant Book X, pp. 170–1.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Richard Kent of the office of Receiver General and Cashier of Customs, as granted to him 1678–9, Feb. 12, which grant became void by the death of the late King. It is hereby ordered that said Office of General Receipt of the Customs be hereby continued and shall extend to the Customs generally as renewed to the present King by the Act of 1 James II, c. 1, and also to the new duties on wines and vinegar as by 1 James II, c. 3, and the new duties on tobacco and sugar as by the Act of 1 James II, c. 4, and the new duties on French linens etc. as by 1 James II, c. 5; and likewise to extend to the receipt of the Four and a Half per cent. duty in Barbados and in the four islands commonly called the Leeward Islands, viz. Nevis, Antigua, Montserrat and St. Christopher, settled by the law made in Barbados in 1663, and by four several Acts passed in 1664 in the said several islands; and likewise to extend to the receipt of the Coinage Duty as revived by the Act of 1 James II, c. 7, and to the receipt of all other Customs. whatsoever except the duties on any strong waters, brandy, aqua vitae and spirits. The said office to be kept in the Custom House, London, and to be open daily till 4. He to pay his receipts weekly into the Exchequer every Tuesday, keeping the moneys of all the above five heads distinct and separate. He to present to the Lord Treasurer every week on Tuesday an account of his receipts and payments and remains which is to be attested by the Comptroller of the Customs: all with the salary of 1,000l. per an. as from Christmas last: he to detain 500l. in his hands for the half year thereon to June 24 last. He to present a yearly account of the Customs at Michaelmas or within three months thereof: with exemption from juries etc. to him and his clerks. And whereas the said Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe have lent several considerable sums to the late King and may hereafter lend to the present King it is hereby declared that all such moneys shall be well and truly repaid upon their tallies for the same upon the Customs other than the abovesaid new duties on linens and coinage duty which are appropriated by Parliament: together with 6 per cent. interest for same. "And to the end it may be in our power from time to time during the continuance of the said Richard Kent in the said employment to have in our hands by way of credit or loan to us upon our said revenue of Customs the sum of 40,000l. of the moneys of the said Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe or of the proper moneys of him, the said Richard Kent alone, or so much of the said sum as we shall from time to time think fit for the supply of our occasions and to be a further and better security for the said Richard Kent's due performance" of his trust herein the said Kent is hereby to covenant that as soon as he and Duncombe are satisfied the debt now due to them by tallies on the Customs, or when less than 40,000l. shall remain due to them thereon then Kent will advance on the Customs any further sums for the supply of his Majesty's occasions to the amount of 40,000l. (reckoning as part thereof all moneys due [then or] from time to time to said Kent and Duncombe or to Kent singly); at 6 per cent. interest as above.Ibid, pp. 171–8.
July 29.Allowance by Treasurer Rochester of the 1685, June 24 quarter's, salary bill of the Customs, London port (being 5,982l. 1s. 1d. for established salaries and 141l. 18s. 8d. for additional salaries; or 6,123l. 19s. 9d. in all).Money Book VI, p. 107.
July 30.Money warrant for 200l. to William Chiffinch for one year to 1681, Michaelmas, on his annuity.Ibid.
Same for 804l. 5s. 3d. to James Nihill for 6 per cent. interest on several sums by him lent for the service of the late King; as by an account thereof to May 13 last stated by Auditor Aldworth and allowed by Treasurer Rochester the 4th inst. (Money order dated Aug. 4 hereon.)Ibid, p. 108. Order Book I, p. 43.
Same for 125l. to Sir William Killigrew for last Lady day quarter on his annuity or pension.Money Book VI, p. 108.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to advance 200l. to me [Guy] out of loans on the duty on linens etc.Disposition Book IV, p. 57.
Same to same to pay 60l. to Mris. Mary Cock out of the money of seizures.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Get from Mr. Mason, who executes the place of Comptroller of Hull port, an account of the profits of said place since the death of Mr. Thornton, late Comptroller thereof.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 115.
Same to same to report whether Mr. Wallace is fit for the office of Customer of Berwick or not. Send Treasurer Rochester with all speed the letter which he desired you to draw for Lord Baltimore to send into Maryland.Ibid.
July 30.Henry Guy to Commissary Crawford. Treasurer Rochester has received from Mr. Blathwayte a copy of your general instructions for regulation of the musters. Give my Lord a further account of the methods and orders which you observe in mustering every particular regiment, troop and company as to the number of effective and non-effective men.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 115.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of William Legge for a grant of the estate of Thomas Mawes, late of Coleman Street, London, silk dyer, who about a month since stabbed himself in the breast and died, whereby his estate of the value of 300l. is forfeit to the King.Reference Book III, p. 145.
July 31
(30).
Henry Guy to Mr. Blathwayte, enclosing a letter from Mr. (Col.) Molesworth of Jamaica: (a letter to the late Treasury Lords dated Mar. 12 last. See supra, p. 55).Out Letters (General) IX, p. 115.
July 31.Same to the Customs Commissioners forwarding the enclosed instructions [missing, being] a memorial drawn by Mr. Pepys when you desired it some time ago "but the law concerning the Plantation trade being since altered my Lord Treasurer desires you to report what you think fit now to be done therein."Ibid.
Same to same. The Customs officers are to receive only ¼d. per lb. for Muscovado sugar, according to the opinions of the Attorney and Solicitor General. But they are to be very careful to take ¾d. per lb. for sugar of the English Plantations made fit for common use or spending according to the late Act of Parliament. The other papers you sent to the Lord Treasurer he will lay before the King.Ibid, p. 116.
Same to the Earl of Huntingdon to reply to the enclosed petition [missing] of several of the Band of Gentlemen Pensioners.Ibid.
Money warrant for 565l. to Richard, Visct. Preston, for 113 days from Mar. 9 last on his ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to France. (Money order dated Aug. 1 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 108. Order Book I, p. 42.
Same for 800l. to same for a bill of extraordinaries as same.Money Book VI, p. 109. Order Book I, p. 42.
Appending said bill dated July 29, as allowed by Secretary Sunderland.
l.
for entertainment and extraordinaries for the Duke of Northumberland at his being with him [said Ambassador] at several times at Paris, by the late King's order and as allowed by the present King800
(Money order dated Aug. 1 hereon.)
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay 300l. to Sir William Darcy for three quarters to June 24 last on his 400l. per an. granted for 1¾ years from 1684, Sept. 29, as by the privy seal of July 8 inst.: out of the duties on alum: with dormant warrant clause for payment of what shall grow due thereon hereafter.Money Book VI, p. 109.
July 31.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to pay 100l. to William Culliford for half a year to June 24 last on his fees or salaries of 106l. 13s. 4d. and 93l. 6s. 8d. as Register of Seizures: with dormant warrant clause for said salaries to be payable in future quarterly out of the Customs establishment.Money Book VI, p. 110. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 116.
Instructions by same to same in reply to their memorial of the 30th inst. (1) There is a doubt as to the duty on French linen, viz. whether the new Act meant only to double the duty on French linen or whether they ought to pay double the duty over what they paid before "the former being supposed to be according to the sense of the House of Commons." Upon a prudential consideration you are to collect only double what they paid before. (2) By a clause in the Act for the duty on tobacco and sugar the duty is to be levied on consumptions thereof in this kingdom, that is to say, it is to be paid by the importer if he be a shopkeeper, retailer or consumptioner upon the importing the goods. Hereon you state a case: a shopkeeper dealing in tobacco and sending a ship to Virginia and bringing thence 50 tons of tobacco which cost there about 500l. is liable to the whole new duty in ready money which, with the former Custom included, amounts to 2,500l. which sum he is not able to pay. If you take the goods into the King's store the King's warehouses will be filled with tobacco and only such little proportions of money will be received as the retailer shall have occasion to dispose of his goods, and besides the great loss of duty by damage and decay of the goods this practice will be subject to great charge, corruption and deceit and this is likely to prove a common case in Bristol and other ports. You offer as an expedient that whoever shall import 10 hogsheads or upwards shall be deemed an importer and give security as a merchant importer. I approve thereof and you are hereby to take security for the duty accordingly in all such cases. (3) By the same Act it is provided that every merchant or importer that is not a retailer shall give security in double the value of the duty not to dispose thereof before the duty be paid or if he shall not sell or export same in 18 months from the importation, that he will pay the duties. You inform me that many seamen import tobacco in bulk and cannot pay the old Custom of 2d per lb. or find security to pay the new duty of 3d. per lb. when it falls due: that a merchant is willing to buy this tobacco of the several seamen, to pay down the old Custom and give security for the new duty as if be had been the importer. In such case, which frequently happens, you are to admit the merchant so to do. (4) Several merchants, importers of tobacco, desire to pay this new imposition in ready money provided they may have an allowance or rebate for the time given by the Act. You are hereby to give them a rebate of 2 [sic for 10] per cent. per an. which is the usual rebate in other parts of the revenue.Out Letters (Customs) X, pp. 41–2.
Henry Guy to Mr. Fox to forthwith pay Capt. Bridgman 57l. 1s. 6d. for the following.Disposition Book IV, p. 58.
Appending: an account, signed by J. Bridgeman and J. Hope, of the Tangier arrears due to those men of Capt. Bridgman's Company that were killed in the late Western expedition:
l.s.d.
to Edward Holdgate, drummer1906
to Richard Skerry9103
to Samuel Judkins9103
to George Storey9103
to Richard Edwards9103
£5716
July 31.Henry Guy to Mr. Griffin [Treasurer of the Chamber] to pay to Mr. Randue the 100l. directed [ut supra, p. 281] to be issued to you at the Exchequer.Disposition Book IV, p. 58.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Sir Robt. Sawyer, Attorney General, of the report by Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton, dated the 17th inst., on the petition of Col. John Legg ut supra, p. 208: the said report setting forth the usefulness of the office desired by petitioner.Reference Book III, p. 145.
Same by same to the Commissioners of Wine Licences of the petition of Richd. Gleane, a clerk in the Wine Licence Office, praying a surveyor's place there.Ibid.
Same by same to the Attorney General of the petition of Elias Alleyn for renewal of a Commission of inquisition as to discoveries which he proposes in the manor of Rushingdon and of Rainham and Haredopp belonging to him and in other manors; petitioner having had a warrant 1683, July 10, from the Chancellor of the Exchequer for renewing a commission [of inquiry] for such lands as lie in Mr. Hall's hands.Ibid, p. 146.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Broome for a landwaiter's place loco Gervas Scrope, who is now a Lieutenant to Capt. Chaffin in the military employment.Ibid, p. 147.
Same by same to same of the petition of George Muschamp (formerly employed under the Revenue Farmers of Ireland) for the place of collector of Carolina and Roanoke loco Mr. Gibbs; petitioner's father having been a Commissioner or Farmer of the revenue of Ireland ever since the Restoration, to the improvement thereof but with little regard to his private interest as appears by the unhappy condition he left his family in.Ibid, p. 148.
Same by same to same of the petition of Lodowick Jackson for some employment [in the Customs]; he having been Comptroller and sub-collector of Youghal port under three farms [of the Irish revenue] but forced to come to England for his health.Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester [to the Clerk of the Pipe] for the surplusage of 46l. 4s. 10d. resting upon the account of Sir George Browne, as sheriff of Southampton 1683, Sept. 29, to 1684, Sept. 29, to be satisfied out of the debit of 55l. 8s. 5¼d. resting upon the account of David Bigg as sheriff for co. Berks for the same year.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 109–10.
Prefixing: extracts from the great roll of the Pipe certified by Bartholomew Fillingham, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, of said surplusage and remain respectively.