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'Entry Book: August 1685, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 289-306. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82504 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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August 1685, 1-15

Aug. 2.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the King's Remembrancer to forbear process against William Kirkby as Receiver General of the Royal Aid, Eleven Months' tax and Poll in co. Lancs in the Hundred of Amounderness.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 110.
Aug. 3.Reference by same to Charles Fox and William Blathwaite of the petition of George Clarke, Judge Advocate of the Army, as by a reference from the King dated Whitehall, July 30 last: petitioner shewing that the pay allowed for his office in the first establishment of the Guards under Charles II was 12s. 6d. a day for himself and 2s. 6d. [a day] for his clerk and so continued till about six years since when the pay of all the General Officers was reduced and the Judge Advocate's pay was set at 10s. a day: that about two years since all the General Officers except petitioner were restored to their former allowances: therefore prays consideration "now that your Majesty is pleased to augment your Forces whereby the employment and business of your petitioner is much increased:" also prays an allowance for a deputy which [he] is allowed by his commission [to have].Reference Book III, p. 147.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of James Pearse, junr., (one of the patent waiters, London port) for the office of wine taster and examiner of officers' securities loco Henry Potkins, deceased.Ibid, p. 148.
Same by same to same of the petition of John Rous for some employment in the linen duty business, he having been bred a linen draper and having been a landwaiter 19 years and dismissed two years since upon some slight information, his seven brothers and three uncles having served the late King with their lives and fortunes and two of his brothers were in the late action against the rebels.Ibid, p. 149.
Same by same to same of the petition of Edwd. Randolph, shewing that he was sent into New England as collector, surveyor and searcher with power and instructions to seize all ships trading contrary to law: and with a salary of 100l. a year: that in his seizures and prosecutions he has expended 193l. 0s. 6d. in four years without any advantage to himself and by his diligence has caused the Acts of Trade and Navigation to be confirmed and made the laws of that country before his return "which is of great advantage to his Majesty's Customs in England": therefore prays to be paid said sum.Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of Robt. Graydon for an allowance for 63 days' travelling with Lord Cheyne in the Western ports.Ibid, p. 150.
Same by same to same of the petition of the merchants of London trading to Flanders: shewing that the [yield of the] Customs in England for damask imported from Flanders have for these [last] 15 or 16 years been much diminished by the great impost upon that commodity; the tabling sold here for but 5s. 6d. a yard pay 1s. 6d. [a yard] Custom and the napkinning sold for 1s. 10d. a yard, paying 6d. Custom; yet nevertheless the commodity as much used as formerly, being by the smallness of the bulk and greatness of the Custom generally stollen [smuggled] into the kingdom in all the outports: therefore pray that said Custom be reduced a half "whereby your Majesty will receive a considerable revenue for the same."Ibid.
Aug. 3.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Col. William Legg of the petition of Joyce Gurle, widow of Leonard Gurle, late gardener of the King's garden near St. James's, praying to be paid for so many orange trees and other greens which were her husband's proper goods and now belong to petitioner and in the possession of Mr. Vario, the present gardener of said garden, being worth 142l. 6s. 0d., the same being kept for his Majesty's use by Col. William Legge.Reference Book III, p. 151.
Warrant by same to the King's Remembrancer, to forbear process against James Johnson et al. securities of Robert Cock, deceased, late Receiver for Surrey and several other counties.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 110.
Same by same to the Barons of the Exchequer to swear Sir Richd. Dereham into office as Comptroller of Lynn Regis port loco John Anguish; Dereham having a grant thereof 1679, Mar. 26, in reversion of said Anguish and John Farrour whose grant, being during pleasure, was void by the late King's death.Ibid.
Money warrant for 1,330l. to Christopher Rosse, his Majesty's Jeweller; 230l. thereof for a jewel of diamonds given by the King to the Envoy Extraordinary from the Duke of Brunswick Wolfenbuttel; 300l. thereof for a same given by the King to the Count de la Trinité, Envoy Extraordinary from the Duke of Savoy; 300l. thereof for a same given by the King to the Envoy Extraordinary from the Duchess of Modena; 300l. thereof for a same given by the King to Monsieur Spanheim, Envoy Extraordinary from the Duke of Brandenburgh; 200l. thereof for a diamond ring given by the King to the Resident from Brandenburgh.Money Book VI, p. 110. Order Book I, p. 43.
Appending: letter dated May 13 last from the Earl of Arlington, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, to the Lord Treasurer for said sum for said purposes. (Money order dated Aug. 4 hereon.)
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to William Hewer, Treasurer for the late garrison of Tangier, to pay to the Earl of Peterborough 500l. for half a year to 1683, Sept. 29, on his pension.Money Book VI, p. 111.
Same by same to Richard Graham, Philip Burton and William Shaw (lessees in trust of the seized estate of Ford, late Lord Grey) to discharge Ralph Williamson (who was lately employed to carry commissions into Northumberland and Durham for finding and seizing the said estate) and Col. William Strother (who with said Williamson was employed to receive the rents of said estate) of the following sums on their accounts, viz. 265l. 8s. 6d. for the charge of executing the commissions (which charge was borne by said Williamson) and 100l. 10s. 0d. for returns of money and two audits and 95l. 6s. 8½d. and 74l. 17s. 2½d. for their services in that affair: it appearing from a certificate of Jan. 12 last that they had received up to that time 3,961l. 5s. 2½d. of said rents and had paid 3,500l. to Richard Graham and Philip Burton, and by a certificate of July 14 last it appearing that they have further received 2,559l. 5s. 10½d. whereof they have [similarly] paid 2,400l. The above allowances will make the said accounts even and quit.Ibid, pp. 111–2.
Aug. 3.Money order for 44l. 19s. 7d. to Francis Jeyne, administrator to Capt. Henry Jeyne, in full of all moneys due to said Capt. as arrear from his Company according to a certificate dated 1680, May 31, from two of the Commissioners for Disbanding the late New Raised Forces: together with 8 per cent. interest per an.: to be paid out of the Six Months' Assessment of 31 Car. II. c. 1, for Disbanding the said Forces.Order Book I, p. 44.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, to the Envoy of Portugal certain goods detailed (oil, sweetmeats, chapel plate etc.).Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 42.
Henry Guy to Sir John Reresby. As to the caveat you desire to be entered against the grants of the [office of] steward and clerk of the Liberty of St. Mary, York, it is not usual to admit of caveats in such cases unless the applicant shew his reasons personally to the Lord Treasurer.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 116.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests. Why do you desire to stop the passing of any other accounts of Lord Montagu?Ibid.
Same to Mr. Darcy et al. to forthwith provide as follows.Ibid, pp. 116–7.
Appending: letter dated Aug. 1 from the Earl of Ailesbury [Lord Chamberlain] to the Lord Treasurer. There is wanting for the use of the Gentlemen, Grooms and Pages of the Bedchamber 30 pair of fine Holland sheets, 24 pair of fine Holland pillow beares, 12 blankets, 12 pillows, seven fustians, 12 sweet bags, four trunks, one bedcase, two Spanish leather bags for the present year 1685, being the particulars formerly delivered.
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton to report on the enclosed paper [missing] of a discovery of fines levied on Dissenters in cos. Cambridge and Huntingdon. The total of fines levied on said Dissenters in said paper is 338l. 18s. 10d.Ibid, p. 117.
Same to the Mint Commissioners. The storehouse belonging to the Office of Works in the Tower has been made use of for fortification of the Tower. Lord Dartmouth and the officers of the Ordnance have reported that a place which goes by the name of Rotiers Garden may be converted into a storehouse for the Office of Works. Report on the enclosed letter [missing] of Sir Christopher Wren concerning same. Can it be so done without prejudice to the Mint ?Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt forwarding (a) infra.Ibid.
Appending: (a) letter dated Aug. —, from William Hewer to Treasurer Rochester. I understand from Lady Peterborough that 500l. is ordered for the arrears of the Earl of Peterborough's pension. I enclose a warrant for signature for same. Upon a hearing before the late Treasury Lords the Exchequer officers acquiesced in receiving no more [fees] on this pension than on their [the Tangier establishment] ordinary allowance as they have all along done [for said establishment]; yet the last 500l. on this [pension] account they claimed full fees on viz. 24l. 13s. 6d. whereas according to [the fees charged on payments for] the establishment it should not come to more than 2l. 2s. 6d.
Aug. 3.Henry Guy to Mr. Darcy et al. to provide for the Queen's service 16 close stool pans and 12 yards of serge according to the Lord Chamberlain's letter [missing] of this day.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 117.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite for an account what the pay of the two Companies in St. Christopher comes to.Ibid, p. 118.
Same to the Attorney General to report on (a) infra.Ibid.
Appending. (a) proposal dated Aug. 3 by Lemuel Kingdon, P. Trant and William Bridges to the Lord Treasurer. It seems legally doubtful whether the authority intended to be given us by the King for the recovery of our debts by virtue of his prerogative will be of any use to us longer than we are real debtors to the King. We desire you to accept our bond for payment of our 30,000l. in 10 days and that the warrant may (as intended ut supra, p. 282) express our discharge. We will forthwith lodge 20,000l. in Mr. Squibb's hands (the greatest part of which is already in his possession) and within a month 10,000l. more. For this 30,000l. we desire to have tallies of loan on any branch of the revenue and that said tallies be deposited in the hands of the Chancellor of the Exchequer in trust to be applied to the satisfaction of said bond when we shall so desire it. By this means the King is fully secured and we shall have the aid he intended us for recovery of our debt.Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Sir Thomas Strickland and the Customs Commissioners' report thereon.Ibid, p. 119.
Same to Mr. Darcy et al. to supply Garter robes etc. ut supra, p. 242, for the Earl of Feversham.Ibid.
Appending: royal warrant dated Aug. 1 to Treasurer Rochester for said robes.
Same to same to supply to Dr. Gregory Heskard, Dean of the Chapel Royal at Windsor and Register of the Order of the Garter, a large badge or cover of crimson velvet for the Red Book of the Order, and thereupon affixed the device of two pens in saltire within the Garter and above the same the letters J.R. crowned: all wrought in rich embroidery of gold and silver and various colours of Naples silk, with purles, plates and clasps as is usual.Ibid.
Appending: royal warrant ut supra.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay to Sir William Darcy 300l. due at June 24 last on his annuity of 400l. per an. and to pay said annuity in future according to the dormant warrant of July 31 last.Disposition Book IV, p. 58.
Aug. 3.Henry Guy to the Mint Commissioners to forthwith provide 1,000 Healing Medals for his Majesty's immediate use [in Healing]. (Same to the Customs Cashier to forthwith pay into the Exchequer so much as will pay for said medals.)Disposition Book IV, p. 58.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue the 300l. (which the Customs Cashier is directed to pay into the Exchequer out of the Customs of Cowes port) to Mr. Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance, for the fortification etc. in the Isle of Wight.Ibid, p. 59.
Same to same to issue (out of seizures in the Exchequer) 200l. to the Bishop of Chester for the [King's four] Lancashire preachers.Ibid.
Same to same to advance 630l. to me [Guy] for secret service: out of loans on the duty on linens etc. The regular warrants for this issue shall be sent with all speed.Ibid.
Same [to same] to issue to Treasurer Rochester the 200l. which is paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Graham et al. out of the profits of Lord Grey's estate: as in part of 16,000l. granted to Treasurer Rochester out of said estate.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay the 100l. (directed to you) to Mr. Pile and Mr. Pearce, chirurgeons, for opening and embalming the body of the late King.Ibid.
Aug. 4.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue, out of Excise money, 2,000l. to Sir Allen Apsley, Cofferer of the Household. The privy seal for this is now passing and, when passed, the necessary [money] warrants shall be sent you.Ibid.
Same to same to issue to me [Guy, for secret service] 200l. out of the loans on the duty on linens etc.Ibid.
Same to same to issue as follows:Ibid, p. 60.
l.s.d.
Out of seizures in the Exchequer.
to Mris. Gunter on her warrant20000
to the Secondaries and Clerks in the Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office, in part of 96l. 15s. 0d.4018
Out of Excise money.
to ditto in full of above56134
to Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber10000
£396150
Same to same to take from Tho. Hall what moneys he shall lend on the Hearthmoney: and to reserve same for the Lord Treasurer's disposal.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay into the Exchequer 4,600l. for the following uses.Ibid.
l.
to the Treasurer of the Navy [for two weeks] on the [Navy's] weekly money3,000
to ditto for sea officers and bills in course400
to ditto for the Victuallers1,200
Aug. 4.Henry Guy to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Treasurer of the Navy] apprising him of the above direction. Send me word when the ships Tiger and Centurion come up so that the Lord Treasurer may order money for their payment.Disposition Book IV, p. 60.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue the abovesaid 4,600l. as above. And further to issue out of loans on the duty on linens etc. 12,000l. to Charles Fox for the Forces and 3,000l. to the Treasurer of the Ordnance.Ibid, p. 61.
Same to Mr. Stephens [Navy Cashier] to pay Mr. Roger Vaughan's bill of 20l. 10s. 5d., and Capt. Henry Killegrew's bill of 23l. 10s. 8d.Ibid, p. 60.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to restore to Katherine Curtius of Amsterdam, a few hoods, cornets etc. which she brought in the ship Hope of Rotterdam, which she bought for her return after she came over with the late Dutch ambassadors in expectation of getting a service here which she could not obtain.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 43.
Same by same to same to swear in Richard Amory as deputy to Benjamin Skinner as a patent waiter, London port.Ibid.
Same by same to same to permit the export to Ireland, Customs free, of the baggage, detailed, of Col. Butler's Troop of Dragoons.Ibid, p. 44.
Same by same to same to allow to the collectors and surveyors of imported liquors in the outports 2s. per £ on their receipts as well on the additional duty on brandy as on the old duty.Ibid, p. 44.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. Mr. Lytcot's patent is to be renewed with the salary of 1,000l. out of which he is to pay his clerks. The 220l. per an. for said clerks is not to be inserted in the quarterly salary bill in future.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 120.
Same to Mr. Darcy et al. to forth with provide as follows.Ibid.
Appending: letter undated from the Earl of Ailesbury to Treasurer Rochester. The King has commanded liveries to be provided for John Warner, the Master of the Queen's Barges, and her 24 watermen as heretofore allowed, viz., to the Master six yards of bastard scarlet at 26s. the yard, six yards of bayes to line the same at 2s. 8d. the yard, four gross of points at 4s. the dozen, 14 ells of Holland at 7s. the ell, and a velvet cap. For the watermen each 1¾ yards of bastard scarlet at 15s. the yard, three yards of bayes to line same, seven ells of Holland and a velvet cap.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier to continue to send to the Treasury Chambers the weekly certificates [of the Customs] every Tuesday during the time of the King being out of town. (The like to Mr. Duncombe [for the Excise] and to Mr. Lilly [for the Post Office].)Ibid.
Same to Edward Seymour to certify whether the balance of the Hanaper revenue will satisfy the arrears due to the late Lord Chancellor Nottingham by [payments of] 96l. per an.Ibid, p. 121.
Aug. 4.Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners. Thomas Sutton, purser of the King's ship Woolwich, took Mr. Benj. Bartlett, servant to Richard Brett and partners, late Victuallers of the Navy, in execution on a judgment for 123l. on July 22 publicly at Garreway's Coffee House to the great discredit of the Victuallers and the King's service. You are to admonish Sutton.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 121.
Same to Auditor Phillips. Send Treasurer Rochester your reasons for refusing to make Lord Ossulston a rate upon his fee farm rents which he desires as a reprisal.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Howard, Commissary of the Musters. Send Treasurer Rochester the duplicaments of the last musters of all the Regiments, troops and soldiers that came from Tangier.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Duncomb to imprest 500l. of Excise money to the Excise Commissioners for incidents.Ibid.
Money order for 429l. 8s. 0d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries delivered by him to said Court in 1685, Trinity term, and for 150 days' diet for himself 1684–5, Mar. 7, to Aug. 4 inst. at 5d. a day.Order Book I, p. 43.
Money warrant for 500l. to Robert Squibb: on the privy seal of April 30 last and as imprest for the redemption of English captives [in Barbary]: to be satisfied out of moneys in the Receipt arising from the collection for said use. (Money order dated Aug. 4 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 112. Order Book I, p. 24.
Same for 538l. 9s. 11¼d. for half a year to the falconers as follows, viz. 32l. 10s. 0d. to the executors of Geo. Russell as late Serjeant of the Hawks and 45l. 12s. 6d. as falconer; 40l. to Marmaduke Conway as falconer and spaniel keeper; 25l. 1s. 10¾d. each to Arthur Witchells, William Sakins, Andrew Holmes, Jno. Silvester and Silvanus Rowley; 25l. each to John Preston, Jno. Legg, William Poulton, James Russell, and Peter Croles; 22l. each to Jno. Potter, Richd. Edes, Abell Daniel, Tho. Dechamp and Tho. Duffeild; 24l. 18s. 4d. to George Russell, junr.; 19l. 0s. 2¾d. to William Russell; 15l. 19s. 4¾d. to the executors of Jno. Osbaldstone, deceased.Money Book VI, p. 113.
Same for 500l. to George Dunstan for half a year to June 24 last on his pension.Ibid, p. 114.
Same for 30,000l. to William Hewer, Treasurer for the late city and garrison of Tangier, as imprest for same and on the privy seal of Mar. 31 last. (Money order dated Aug. 8 hereon.)Ibid, p. 114. Order Book I, p. 44.
Three royal sign manuals for respectively 630l., 500l., and 200l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of July 23 last. (Three money warrants dated Aug. 4 hereon. Three money orders dated Aug. 4 hereon.)King's Warrant Book, X, p. 179. Money Book VI, p. 112. Order Book I, p. 43.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for sums not exceeding 80,000l. in the whole to Sir Peter Apsley, kt., Cofferer of the Household: as imprest and upon account for the service of the Household. (Money warrant dated Aug. 14 hereon. Money order dated Aug. 17 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 179. Money Book VI, p. 123. Order Book I, p. 45.
Aug. 4.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal for the discharge of the baronetcy fee of 1,095l. due to Charles II from Sir Robt. Dashwood. (Treasurer Rochester's warrant dated 1685, Dec. 19, to the Receipt for said discharge accordingly.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 180. Money Book VI, p. 203.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney of the order of the King in Council dated Whitehall, July 31 last, referring to Treasurer Rochester the petition of Sam Beake of London, merchant, to be relieved of the duty of 2s. per gallon on 100 pieces of over proof brandy which, before the late Act for additional duty thereon, he had laded on the Unity of London bound home and which he had not time to cancel.Reference Book III, p. 150.
Same by same to Auditor Aldworth of the account of Thomas Hall for 300l. for six months' interest on 10,000l. from the respective days of lending (viz. 2,000l. on 1684, Dec. 11, 2,200l. on Dec. 12, 1,600l. on Dec. 16, 2,200l. on Dec. 17, 2,000l. on Dec. 19).Ibid, p. 151.
Warrant by same to Richard Graham to deliver to Thomas Howard the following papers which were, amongst others, delivered to you by Thomas Browne, Clerk to the House of Lords, by order of the Treasury Lords.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 111.
Appending schedule of said papers.
bond dated 1676, Aug. 25, for 200l. by Thimelby Conquest and Mr. Benedict.
Thomas Harris's note dated 1677–8, Jan. 30, for 3l.
Dame Eliz. Philips's bond to Tho. Pickering dated 1678, Oct. 28, for 300l.
George Sheldon's bond for 206l. dated 1674, Nov. 28.
Sir Henry Moore's bond to Tho. Pickering for 206l. dated 1676, June. 23.
James Airy's bond dated 1672, May 4, to Edward Burdett for payment of an annuity of 10l. for 99 years.
Ralph Sheldon's bill dated 1672, Mar. 26, to pay 6l. per an. for Edward Sheldon's life and the 100l. principal to the Benedictine monks at Douai in Artois.
Bennet Hankinson's assurance dated 1668, May 26, to pay 6l. per an. to Dame Katherine Titchborne for the consideration that she had given 100l. to the Religious Dames of Cambray.
Mortgage dated 1672, June 20, from George Hussey to Edw. Burdett and Gabr. Cox for 212l.
Francis Howard's deed dated 1647–8, Feb. 25, to Thomas Howard for 50l. per an.
[?]Entry of [Treasurer Rochester's signature of] the docquet of an in custodian lease under the Exchequer seal to John Jefferyes, esq., of the capital messuage and several parcels of ground in Treyr Llan in the parish of Guilsfield, co. Montgomery, being the lands of Eubulus Edwards, gent., outlaw: at a rent of 20d. per an. and fine of 3s. 4d.Ibid.
Aug. 6.Henry Guy, dated Windsor Castle, to Alderman Duncombe. Although allowed by the Lord Treasurer this day the incidents bills of the Excise Office and Hearthmoney Office are only to be paid as he shall assign money for them.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 122.
Aug. 6.Allowance by Treasurer Rochester of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Hearthmoney Office to June 24 last. (Total, 343l. 14s. 4d.)Money Book VI, p. 115.
Same by same of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Excise Office to June 24 last. (Total, 1,521l.: including items to the stationers being Mr. James and Mr. Blagrave; to Mr. Pilsworth for the Office of strongwaters and the Office of coffee and cyder; to Mr. Hall the housekeeper, Mr. Woods for letters, Mr. Weekes for bags, Hutchins the yardkeeper and Mr. Browne, deputy cashier for the Excise.)Ibid, pp. 115–6.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to advance to me [Guy, for secret service] 200l. out of the loans on the duty on linens etc.Disposition Book IV, p. 61.
Aug. 7.Same, dated Windsor, to the Customs Cashier to pay to Mr. Lodington his salary of 380l. per an. as Consul at Tripoly, what due thereon to June 24 last and so for the future.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows.Ibid, pp. 62, 63.
l.s.d.
Out of moneys of the Customs.
to the Mint Commissioners for the [Mint and Coinage]1,50000
to Mr. Graham, for Healing Medals25000
to Sir Hugh Tint, a quarter's pension25000
to Mr. Roberts for works at Windsor by [way of] advance50000
to Sir Richard Bulstrode for extraordinaries1,972180
to Mr. Chudleigh, for extraordinaries, in part1,00000
£5,472180
Out of moneys of the Excise.
to Mr. Knight2,00000
to the Duke of Southampton, on his pension37500
to the Duke of Grafton, on ditto75000
to Sir Robt. Vyner for plate1,00000
to the Earl of Bath on the pension to him and Lord Hawley50000
to Sir Stephen Fox for secret service20000
to the Earl of Sunderland, for ditto1,00000
to Henry Guy for ditto50000
£6,325180
(Same dated same to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the distribution of the Customs for the present week, said paper including the abovesaid Customs items [payable out of the Exchequer] save that the sum for the Mint is here set down as 1,000l.; and also the three items for the Navy ut supra, p. 293, and also the following items [payable direct out of the Customs Office on tallies] viz. 2,000l. in further part of the last quarter's [salary] bill to the officers [of the Customs, London port]; 1,000l. to Mr. Hewer on two tallies. Total disposition of the Customs, 13,072l. 18s. 0d.) (Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney enclosing the similar paper of disposition for the Excise and Hearthmoney, said paper including the abovesaid eight items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz. out of the Excise. 1,500l. to Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe for repayment of loan; 1,000l. to Mr. Toll for ditto; 500l. to Mr. Hornby for ditto; 1,521l. for [the Excise Office] bill of incidents; 1,000l. to the Prince of Denmark on his pension. Out of the Hearthmoney: 343l. 14s. 4d. for [the Hearthmoney Office] bill of incidents; 1,000l. to Mr. Toll in repayment of loan; 4,000l. to Mr. Duncombe in further part of [repayment of] 22,000l. Total disposition of the Excise and Hearthmoney, 17,189l. 14s. 4d.)
Aug. 7.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Manwaring as waiter and searcher at Deal loco Steph. Bunce, lately dismissed.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 45.
Robert Sayce as a watchman, London port loco Samuell Geip, lately deceased.
Royal sign manual for 200l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of July 23 last. (Money warrant dated Aug. 10 hereon. Money order dated Aug. 10 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 180. Money Book VI, p. 114. Order Book I, p. 44.
Henry Guy, dated Windsor Castle, to the Customs Commissioners. The Attorney General, in his opinion on the Plantation trade grounded on the Act of 22 and 23 Car. II. [c. 26] advises that notice be given to the Governors of all the Plantations abroad of the revival of the said Act. You are to give such notice speedily to the end they take care that same be punctually observed.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 121.
Same to same to attend the Lord Treasurer at the Treasury Chambers next Monday.Ibid, p. 122.
Aug. 10.Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney. The Lord Treasurer will not sit to-morrow. I have sent to the Justices of Peace for co. Herts the paper of expedients you gave me concerning their dispute with your officers. They reply that they will comply therewith. Your officers are therefore to forbear distress.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 122.
Same to Mr. Cheeke. George Ryder pretends to the reward for apprehending Burton. Before disposing same Treasurer Rochester will hear from you.Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Nottingham, enclosing (a) infra.Ibid.
Appending: (a) extract from Mr. Seymour's letter of Aug. 7 to Henry Guy. Am now in the country. This is the present state of the Hanaper [revenue]: the year's account ending Sept. 29 next by reason of the Sessions of Parliament is overcharged about 400l. by [reason of] several new warrants for making out all the Parliament writs and all the Lords' writs of summons, sending for records out of the Tower, enrolling and managing the proceedings of the Court of Claims to the Register and a big bill with the King's printer. This demand of the Earl of Nottingham's if ever paid was from the Office of the Butlerage and never paid out of the Hanaper till the present Lord Keeper hath it in his warrant of allowances by way of supplement. I can depose that Chancellor Hyde never received one penny of it, either of the Butlerage or Hanaper nor his fee from the Wardrobe.
Aug. 10.Henry Guy to Mr. Duncombe. Mr. Skelton has drawn a bill on you for 750l. which is in Mr. Gore's hands. Treasurer Rochester forgot to speak to you about it. You are forthwith to pay it and take up the bill though it be protested. Attend the Lord Treasurer thereon next Wednesday.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 123.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to pay 23l. 10s. 0d. to Capt. Henry Killegrew and 20l. 10s. 5d. to Roger Vaughan on their bills for victualling volunteers on board the King's ships Montague and Woollwich.Ibid.
Same to same to pay 96l. 10s. 6d. to Robt. Mellish for a bill of exchange drawn on you by Mr. Cosmo Casacci for stores delivered to the officers of the Centurion and Tyger at Leghorn.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing a paper of instructions [missing, being for the Governor of Maryland]. Fill up the blanks and return to me.Ibid.
Same to Sir Sam Astry to forthwith pay into the Exchequer 133l. 6s. 8d. of William Norden's fine.Ibid.
Same to Henry Howard. Treasurer Rochester has your reply about the Tangier musters. He did not want the musters last taken at Tangier by the muster masters there but the duplicates of the last musters taken by you here in England upon the English establishment, viz. of Col. Peircy Kirke's Regiment, Col. Charles Trelawney's Regiment, and the Troops of Capt. John Coy, Capt. Tho. Langston, Capt. Alex. Mackenny, Capt. Char. Neatby [being] the King's Batallion of five Companies from Tangier.Ibid.
Same to the abovesaid Colonels and Captains severally (Capt. Coy being here given as Capt. Croy). The King has directed the Lord Treasurer to supply Mr. Hewer with what will pay off each officer and soldier belonging to the late garrison of Tangier six months upon the musters of 1682, April 1, June 1, and Aug. 1. Send Hewer a list of your non-commissioned officers and men then under you and now under you and distinguishing the mounted from the unmounted men.Ibid, p. 124.
The like letters to Capt. Phill. Kirk, for his Company, Capt. Ja. Fortrey for ditto, Col. Edward Sackvile for ditto, Capt. Tho. Tollmash for ditto, and the chief officer of the Company lately commanded by Capt. Bowes at Tangier.Ibid.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Peter Airault of St. Martin's in the island of Rhé, shewing that he with divers others being necessitated for their religion to fly from their native country and taking hold of his late Majesty's Declaration they shipped themselves in the English ship William to transport themselves to one of the English Plantations and were forced to enter in the river of Lancaster begging a pass to proceed but were stopped upon pretence they must pay Custom for the little estate they carried with them for their establishment in the King's dominions, all which the said Declaration makes no mention of: therefore pray to be suffered to proceed in their voyage "or that they may have liberty to return into their own country or go to any other port without paying any Customs."Reference Book III, p. 151.
Aug. 10.Money warrant for 150l. to Lewis, Earl of Feversham, for last June 24 quarter on his annuity as one of the Gentlemen of the Bedchamber.Money Book VI, p. 122.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to [Philip Burton] to pay (out of moneys imprested to you for the Commission for trial of traitors in the West) 1,400l. to Charles Graham, gent., for disbursements for his Majesty's service.Ibid.
Same by same to William Hewer. The King has directed my supplying you with so much as will pay six months' arrears to the officers, soldiers and troopers of the late garrison of Tangier. I have ordered the said officers to send you an account of the names of the non-commission officers and soldiers then belonging and now belonging to their respective Companies according to the latest musters. On receipt thereof you are to adjust 183 days' pay on the musters of 1682, April 1, June 1 and Aug. 1 and give them notice when you shall be ready to pay them out of the 14,368l. which I shall direct to be paid you for that purpose. Take care to make the due deductions for the King, for yourself for money advanced or for such officers as have moneys due to them from their companies.Ibid.
Money warrant for 1,924l. 9s. 6d. to Sir Richard Bulstrode for five bills of extraordinaries as follows as Resident at Brussels (after disallowance of items as below, amounting to 700l. and the item of 48l. 8s. 9d. in the third bill as below). (Money order dated Aug. 11 hereon.)Ibid, pp. 117–21. Order Book I, p. 44.
Appending. said bills.
(1) from 1680, Mar. 25, to 1681, Mar. 12, as sworn to by said Bulstrode before Hieronimus de Brugn [Bruyn], notary public, Brussels, and witnessed by Henry Gaye and Charles Schuermans and as allowed by Secretary Sir L. Jenkins 1681, Aug. 26.
l.s.d.
for post letters11750
for letters by messengers and paying letters into Germany, Italy etc.73130
for sending expresses upon extraordinary occasions to several places2760
for intelligence10000
for 240lb. of chocolate for the King at 10s. the lb. (in the margin: disallowed 60l.)12000
for Mr. Kennedy, allowance from his Majesty (in the margin: disallowed)10000
for my journey to Dunkirk, having been out 18 days3000
for Mr. Kennedy's journey into Flanders when the Court was last there at eight gilders a day for him, a servant and two horses, having been out 18 days1480
for new year's gifts to the [servants of the] Spanish Court2000
for the fees of a quarter's pension [ordinary] due in April, 1680746
£608166
(2) from 1681, Mar. 25, to 1682, Mar. 25: as sworn before G. Vandoren, notary public, Brussels, and witnessed by Antonie Taylor, Charles Schurmans and Hubert Masur and as allowed by Secretary Jenkins 1683–4, Mar. 1, except the two last items, which are submitted to the Treasury Lords.
l.s.d.
for post letters and letters by messengers and paying letters into Germany and Italy148120
for intelligence10000
extraordinary charges in attending the Duchess of Modena to Ostend when she went for England2000
extraordinary charges upon the arrival of the Prince of Parma and in treating Mr. Legg3000
for New Year's gifts to the Spanish Court2000
for extraordinary charges for the birthday of the [English] King, Queen and Royal Highness [Duke of York]5000
for ditto of the Emperor and King and Queen of Spain3000
for a voyage with the Prince of Parma into Flanders2500
for three pieces of Burgundy wine delivered to his Majesty7500
charges in the Exchequer on receiving three quarters' pension [ordinary] due in 1680, July and Oct. and 1680–1, Jan35126
£53446
(3) from 1682, Mar. 25, to 1683, Mar. 25, as similarly sworn before Hieronim de Brugn and attested by R. Stanford, F. du Chesne and Antho. Taylor and as allowed 1685, June 4, by Secretary Sunderland, with the exception of items 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8, which are referred to the Treasury Lords.
l.s.d.
for letters both by post and messengers and paying letters into Germany and Italy15000
for intelligence10000
for extraordinary charges upon the coming of the Marquis de Grana to the Government3000
for extraordinary charges for the birthday of the [English] King, Queen and Duke [of York]6000
for ditto of the King and Queen of Spain and the Emperor4000
for going with the Marquis de Grana to Antwerp and into Flanders3000
for conducting the Duchess of Modena to Calais in her way to England and in meeting her upon her return3000
for New Year's gifts to this Court2000
charges in the Exchequer and Treasury Chamber on two bills of extraordinaries 1678, June 24, to 1680, Mar. 254889
[the like] charges on a year's ordinary received in Sept., 168235100
for 50lb. of chocolate sent to the King at 5s. the lb.12100
£55689
(4) from 1683, Mar. 28, to 1684, Mar. 25, as similarly sworn and attested and as allowed by Secretary Sunderland June 4 last for the first, second and last items only, the remainder being referred to the Lord Treasurer.
l.s.d.
for letters by post and messengers and paying letters into Germany and Italy160106
for intelligence10000
for extraordinary charges for the birthday of the [English] King, Queen and Duke [of York]6000
for ditto of the King and Queen of Spain and Emperor4000
for extraordinary charges of the Marquis de Grana's marriage3000
for ditto of the Marquis de Grana's daughter's marriage2000
for New Year's gifts to this Court2000
for extraordinary charges for the treating the English officers of the four Regiments of his Majesty's subjects who were all the winter in garrison at Malines5000
£480106
(5) for 1684, Mar. 25, to 1684–5, Feb. 6, as sworn before Sir John Hoskyns, Master in Chancery, and as allowed by Secretary Sunderland May 30 last, except items 4, 5 and 7, which are referred to the Lord Treasurer.
l.s.d.
for letters both by post and messengers and paying letters into Germany and Italy130126
for intelligence10000
for extraordinary charges for the birthday of the [English] King, Queen and Duke [of York]6000
for ditto of the King and Queen of Spain and Emperor4000
for conducting the Duchess of Modena to Nieuport, in her way to England and in meeting her upon her return3000
for treating the Duke of Northumberland at my house for the time he stayed there5000
for New Year's gifts to the Court2000
for the Exchequer charges of receiving a half year's ordinary in May, 168417156
for ditto on five quarters' ordinary advanced by Mr. Duncombe44100
£492180
Aug. 10.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to William Hewer, Treasurer for the late town and garrison of Tangier. The King has directed 13,000l. to be supplied to you to be proportionably distributed to the inhabitants of said late city or to such as are concerned in the respective debts due to them either from the King or from the military officers as by a statement thereof presented by you to the late Treasury Lords being part of the general debt due from the King. You are hereby, in accordance with the privy seal of Mar. 31 last, to adjust the proportion of each person in said 13,000l. according to said paper agreed on by his Majesty and on the receipt of said sum you are to proceed in the paying of same. In the case of those whose debts do not exceed 20l. they are to be paid off wholly [in full], taking care that the total of 13,000l. be not exceeded. And as there are several petitions to me relating to debts due to one inhabitant from another his Majesty expects that they take care proportionably to satisfy their debts one to another. See this done in the best manner you can to the satisfaction of all to prevent clamours. Further there are several debts due to the King from said inhabitants, as adjusted at Tangier and not yet stopped from them for Excise, porterage, rent and otherwise. You are to deduct a proportion of the said debts out of the money now payable.Money Book VI, pp. 122, 125.
Same by same to same. The late Treasury Lords ordered 200l. a week to you towards discharging and paying off several of the late inhabitants of Tangier for their proprieties in houses there, over and above what you were directed to pay by the warrant of 1684, July 23 (supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VII, p. 1245). You have proceeded to the payment of 600l. to Mr. Sidney Wortley and others out of three weeks' money supplied you for that purpose and as in part of what is due to them on their said proprieties. You are hereby, out of such funds as I shall put into your hands to proceed to payment of the following list of the moneys due to them for their proprieties in houses lately demolished at Tangier according to the value put upon them by the Commissioners appointed by Lord Dartmouth at Tangier for that purpose "whose papers for making out their respective titles not appearing to the said Commissioners at Tangier was the cause that this mark * was put against their names in the account delivered in by the said Lord Dartmouth and now lying before me to distinguish them from those proprietiers whose titles appeared plain to the said Commissioners." Upon paying them you are to use the same caution directed in the former warrant for taking in all the leases and other evidences making out their respective titles and also a receipt and full discharge from them to the King.Ibid, p. 126.
Appending: list of moneys due to persons for their proprieties in houses at Tangier whose titles not being made out to the abovesaid Commissioners were by them marked as above for their clearing in England.
No. 9. Tho. Hogbon, 74l. due.
Nos. 19–22. Sid Wortley alias Montagu, 240l., 342l. 16s. 0d., 140l. and 54l. due; whereof 300l. paid, leaving 476l. 16s. 0d. still due. Note by Treasurer Rochester: this sum you [Hewer] are to detain in your hands and apply it to pay other cases that are more necessitous.
No. 24. Nathan Luke, 121l. 14s. 0d. due.
No. 31. Lady Faireborne, 36l. due.
No. 32. John Creed, 93l. due, which is paid.
No. 34. Walwin Gascoigne, 64l. due.
No. 37. Morgan Read, 40l. due.
No. 38. Ditto, 32l. due.
No. 42. Edwd. Roth, 99l. 10s. 0d. due.
No. 46. Mris. Bolland alias Skinner, 24l. due.
No. 58. William Smith, 35l. due.
No. 72. Sir Hugh Cholmly, 12l. due.
No. 83. Executors of Wade and Middleton, 28l. due.
No. 100. Mris. Ann Philpott, 10l. due.
No. 101. Tho. Hogbon, 22l. 10s. 0d. due.
No. 112. Sam Smith, 93l. 6s. 8d. due, which is paid.
No. 115. Lady Faireborne (no sum stated).
No. 121. Mris. Alsop and Mris. Tessine (no sum stated).
No. 122. Lady Peterborough, not adjusted by the Commissioners.
No. 152. Robt. Jackson, 33l. 15s. 0d. due.
Nos. 164–6. Widow Philpott, 54l., 37l. 10s. 0d. and 30l. due; whereof 67l. 2s. 6d. paid, leaving 54l. 7s. 6d. still due.
No. 169. Edwd. Rothe, 1,717l. 1s. 8d. due, whereof 553l. 19s. 2d. paid, leaving 1,163l. 12s. 6d. still due.
Aug. 10.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 5,644l. 19s. 0d. to me [Guy], for secret service: out of loans on the duty on linens etc.Disposition Book IV, p. 61.
Same to Alderman Duncombe [Excise Cashier] to pay into the Exchequer on Wednesday next 6,000l. for the Forces.Ibid.
Same to Sir Sam. Astry to forthwith pay into the Exchequer 133l. 6s. 8d. of William Norden's fine lately paid to you.Ibid, p. 63.
Aug. 11.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows.Ibid, p. 64.
l.s.d.
Out of loans on the linen duty.
to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces6,00000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance2,00000
to me [Guy] for secret service5,644190
to the Treasurer of the Navy towards paying off the Tyger and Centurion13,00000
£26,644190
Out of Customs money directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer.
to the Treasurer of the Navy to complete the pay of the Tyger and Centurion3,00000
to ditto to pay several bills of exchange to the Royal African Company as in the Navy Commissioners' letter of the 4th inst. to Visct. Falkland1,67616
to ditto in further part of 29,745l. for the ordinary and extraordinary repairs of the Navy2,00000
to ditto for [the Navy's] weekly money2,00000
to the Treasurer of the Navy for sea officers and bills in course40000
to ditto for the Victuallers1,20000
to ditto for the new dock now building at Chatham by the King's own officers; being for buying timber and carrying on the work1,00000
£11,27616
Out of the Excise money directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer.
to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces6,00000
(Same dated Aug. 11 to the Customs Cashier to pay into the Exchequer on Wednesday next 11,276l. 1s. 6d. of Customs money to meet the above Customs items.)
Aug. 11.Money warrant for 500l. to John, Earl of Bath, for half a year to 1684, Christmas, on the pension granted by Charles II to him and Francis, Lord Hawley.Money Book VI, p. 121.
Same for 250l. to Frances, Countess of Portland, for 1681, June 24 quarter, on her pension.Ibid.
Aug. 14.Henry Guy, dated Tunbridge, to William Bridgman, enclosing the instructions for the Governor of Maryland, with the blanks filled in. The Customs Commissioners think it better they should send all instructions of this sort to any of the Plantations and that they may send with them Books of Rates etc. with duplicates for the respective Collectors in the Plantations. As Lord Baltimore is now in England these instructions may be given to him personally: but for the future all instructions of this nature to any of the Plantations are to be sent to the Customs Commissioners, through me, for them to despatch same.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 125.
Nomination and appointment by Treasurer Rochester of Theophilus Westwood, gent., as clerk for preparing bills of impost or warrants usually called the bills of impost to be signed by the Lord Treasurer for paying moneys to ambassadors, noblemen and others in lieu of the impost on wines formerly allowed them; and for keeping entries of the said warrants.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 111.
Three money warrants for respectively 5,000l., 3,000l. and 2,000l. to Tho. Hall in repayment of the like sums lent by him into the Exchequer the 5th inst. on credit of the Hearthmoney revenue due at Lady day next: together with 6 per cent. interest payable [or to be made into principal] at the end of every six months. (Three money orders dated Aug. 17 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 123. Order Book I, p. 45.
Money warrant for 15l. to Anne Bird for half a year to June 24 last on her annuity or pension: together with dormant clause for payment of said pension from time to time in future.Money Book VI, p. 123.
Same for 750l. to Henry, Duke of Grafton, for last June 24 quarter on his pension of 3,000l. per an. on the Excise.Ibid, p. 124.
375l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton, in part of 1683, June 24 quarter, on the like pension.
Aug 14.Money warrant for 118l. 16s. 2d. to Edward Progers, Keeper of the Middle Park of Hampton Court, without accompt; for his disbursements 1682–3, Jan. 18, to 1684–5, Mar. 24, for hay for deer, repairs at the lodges and pales and cleansing the ponds etc. there. (Money order dated Aug. 19 hereon.)Money Book VI, pp. 124–5, Order Book I, p. 46.
Appending: account of said disbursements (the hay being 48 loads at a cost of 72l. 8s. 0d.).
Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier, dated Southborough, near Tunbridge, to forthwith pay 2,000l. into the Exchequer to complete the pay of the Tyger and Centurion. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same to the Navy Treasurer for said purpose.) (Same to Mr. Stephens [Navy Cashier] apprising him hereof.)Disposition Book IV, p. 63.