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'Entry Book: August 1685, 26-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 319-329. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82506 Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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August 1685, 26-31

Aug. 26.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester [to the Receipt] for a debenture for 50l. being the unsatisfied remainder of a money warrant dated 1684, Nov. 22, for 600l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton, to complete 1683, Lady day quarter, on his pension of 3,000l. per an. on the Excise.Money Book VI, p. 130.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of moneys directed to be this day paid into the Exchequer.Disposition Book IV, p. 69.
Out of the Customs.l.s.d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Dartmouth's men now going out to sea3,00000
to the Treasurer of the Navy for sea officers and bills in course40000
to ditto for the Victuallers60000
£4,00000
Out of the Excise.
to the Paymaster of the Forces6,00000
Out of loans on the linen duty.
to ditto, more6,00000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance1,50000
£7,50000
Out of Thomas Hall's loans.
to William Hewer for the late garrison of Tangier8,00000
Out of the money of the Letter Office.
to the Clerk of the Pipe10742
to [Blathwayte for] the clerks etc. attending the Committee for Trade and Foreign Plantations for half a year to June 24 last60000
to the Churchwardens of St. Botolph's, Aldersgate19150
to me [Guy] for secret service10000
£82692
(Same dated same to the Customs Cashier to pay said 4,000l. into the Exchequer for above uses.)
(Same dated same to the Excise Commissioners to similarly pay said 6,000l. into the Exchequer.)
Aug. 26.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to permit the export to France of goods (detailed) belonging to Lord Montagu.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 133.
Same to Mr. Aldworth to deliver to the present Commissioners of the Hearthmoney the Hearthmoney books now in your custody for Lady day, 1684. In the margin: a later letter dated 1685, Sept. 10, for him to deliver to the late Managers of the Hearthmoney the collectors' books thereof for the nine preceding half years to 1683, Sept. 29, in order to the stating the accounts between the respective Receivers General and said managers "you having no objection thereto."Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to despatch the three proclamations ut supra, p. 311, relating to the Post Office.Ibid, p. 133. Money Book VI, p. 130.
Same to Commissary General, Henry Howard. You were asked on the 10th for duplicates of the very last musters of the Tangier Forces taken by you here in England upon the English establishment. Instead you have sent duplicates of the musters by you taken at their landing in April, 1684. Send what I asked for.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 133.
Same to Mr. Hewer to report on Mr. Hordesnell's petition for 96l. 12s. 0d. to be paid out of Lieut. Dunn's arrears.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Darcy et al. to forthwith provide as follows.Ibid.
Appending: letter dated Aug. 25 from the Earl of Ailesbury, Lord Chamberlain, to the Lord Treasurer. The Queen desires a grass green cloth carpet three yards by 2¾ yards lined with green taffeta and fringed about with gold fringe to play cards upon. There are also wanting new covers of taffeta for the chairs and stools in the King's great bedchamber, to be of crimson colour, and for those in the little bedchamber, to be of dove colour: also for the King's Chapel at Windsor three cushions of crimson velvet to kneel upon, fringed with silk fringe.
Aug. 26.Henry Guy to Mr. Blathwayte to prepare a warrant to insert Stephen Hales, senr., on the establishment of the Forces for half pay of 2s. a day like others in similar circumstances.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 134.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Samuel Turner, gent. for the place of waiter and searcher at Arundel loco Mr. Bathurst, removed.Reference Book III, p. 154.
Warrant by same to the Auditor and Receiver of the Duchy of Cornwall, to pay to Elizabeth the relict and Thomas the son of Thomas Johnson, the profits of the manor of Liskeard, co. Cornwall, the said Thomas, senr., having purchased the manor, park and demesnes of Liskeard [during the Civil war] and having been confirmed by several orders in 1660 until a lease of the park and demesnes was granted him which was again renewed in 1675, but the manor being not grantable by lease was continued to him by several orders of the Commissioners for the sale of Crown and Church Lands and by a special warrant thereon made 1660–1 by Sir Charles Harbord, Surveyor General of Crown Lands, which tenure was again confirmed 1668, May 20, after the death of Treasurer Southampton and by Treasurer Danby in 1675, July 8, and by the late Treasury Lords 1680–1, Jan. 25.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 112–3.
Aug. 27.Money warrant for 588l. 19s. 5d. to Sir Benj. Bathurst, kt., for 6 per cent. interest to Lady day last on several sums by him lent for the late King's service: viz., 20,000l. lent on the Customs and Excise from 1684, Sept. 29 (whereof 2,000l. is repaid) and for 2,000l. due to him by bill of exchange from Tangier upon Mr. Sheare's letter to the late Treasury Lords, viz., from 1684, Aug. 1, to Nov. 28, when same was paid: all as by an account made up to said date by Auditor Aldworth and allowed by Treasurer Rochester July 4 last. (Money order dated Aug. 31 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 131. Order Book I, p. 48.
Same for 1,531l. 1s. 2d. to Edw. Noell, esq., for 6 per cent. interest to May 20 last on several sums by him lent for the late King's service: as by an account thereof made up to said date and allowed ut supra. (Money order dated Sept. 3 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 131. Order Book I, p. 47.
Same for 320l. 0s. 6d. to Sir Hugh Cholmley for 6 per cent. interest to Lady day last for money (10,999l. 7s. 0¼d.) lent ut supra: as by an account made up to said date and allowed ut supra. (Money order dated Sept. 1 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 131. Order Book I, p. 48.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, to John Bayly, his Majesty's purveyor for fowls, 1,000l. Orlelans which he has provided for the King's service by order of the Board of Greencloth.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 134.
Aug. 27.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to report on (a) infra.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 134.
Appending: petition dated London, 30–20 Aug. from Pierre Trowde, master of the vessel which brought the goods of the Marq. d'Humieres from Calais to London, praying leave to return without payment of the French duty.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to same of the petition of Charles Coles, shewing that 12 months since he built a hoy called the Virgin of Arundel of 60 tons to carry timber for his Majesty's service and put in Richd. Estridge as master, who after two or three voyages ran away with said vessel to Ireland, there laded 100 fitches of bacon and brought same to London and was there seized under the Act of 20 Car. II [c. 12]; the seizer being satisfied of petitioner's innocence did not prosecute and the said master absconded, but since [then] one Paul Tracy by the assistance of the master and one White, an Irishman of the Temple, have seized the ship and refuse to deliver her and as it is the long vacation no writ of delivery can be had without the Lord Treasurer's order: prays such a writ upon [petitioner's] security to answer the value of the vessel if she be adjudged forfeit by law.Reference Book III, p. 155.
Warrant by same to the Receipt to cancel and vacate two tallies dated 1676, Nov. 6, for 77l. and 22l. struck on the Wine Licences which were delivered to Robert Rives as security for loans to the late King and likewise a tally for 1,200l. dated 1680, Nov. 25, for money lent by him on that revenue which said loan [as also the other two] is since repaid.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 113.
Same by same to the King's Remembrancer for a commission of inquiry as to several lands etc. in several counties, detailed, of England escheated to the King but concealed from him as is represented by Elias Allen, gent.Ibid, p. 114.
Appending. names of said Commissioners, viz. Sir Peter Rich and 29 others.
Aug. 28.Henry Guy to Mr. Hewer, enclosing some muster rolls. Of these you are to return to Commissary Crawford to-morrow the two muster rolls of Capt. Hawley's and Capt. Bridgman's Companies as he has not yet received the King's orders whether to close them up at 60 or 80 men per Company.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 134.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed answer [missing] of the East India Company to the case between the King and them concerning the payment of their duties.Ibid.
Same to Lord Dartmouth. There are several prohibited goods lodged in the Mews. You are to permit Mr. Stephen Chuseman, a Customs officer, to search for and seize same.Ibid, p. 135.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver the horses as follow.Ibid.
Appending. note by C. Walkling dated this day that Prince George of Denmark has brought from Denmark in the hoy Hope of Husum, Hans Petersen master, 11 stone horses and seven geldings.
Aug. 28.Henry Guy to Mr. Harbord to report on the enclosed answer [missing] of Mr. Hilliard, steward of the Liberty of St. Mary's in York, to Sir John Reresby's complaint against him.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 135.
Same to the Excise Commissioners and the Customs Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer will not be in town on Tuesday next. Attend him the following Tuesday.Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General at his country house. Send the Lord Treasurer your opinion on the papers containing a charge against the late Farmers of the London Excise before he take further proceedings therein; in particular (1) has there been any such legal and final determination therein as will prevent fresh proceedings. (2) Was Treasurer Southampton's reference to the Solicitor General as to discovering the authors of the forgery of the counterpart sufficient authority for the Solicitor General's proceeding to a judicial examination thereof. (3) Are the said Farmers by the report thereon so absolved from the guilt of said forgery as to enable them to plead autrefois acquit. (4) If any defalcations allowed them were surreptitiously obtained upon false suggestions or accounts or upon forged covenants contained in said counterpart does their discharge under the great seal acquit them thereof. (5) If not how can the King compel them to refund same. (6) You are to fully consider the reasons offered in the long state of the case why the additional 4d. per gallon received by the said Farmers under the Retrospect [clause of the] Act of 22 Car. II [c. 3] ought to be by them accounted for and paid to the present King as not being intentionally included in the said Farmers' original grant.Ibid, pp. 135–6.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Auditor of the Receipt of the petition of John Trinder (Tinder) gent. and Dame Mary On by his wife, shewing that Dame Mary's late husband, Sir John On by, paid 2,000l. for the place of one of the four messengers attending the Treasury and Receipt of Exchequer; petitioner has always employed substantial clerklike men to wait at the Treasury door to execute such orders as came from the table, yet during her widowhood some interlopers have invaded the messenger's rights; petitioner still has men and horses ready to perform the Lord Treasurer's commands: therefore prays the Lord Treasurer to forbid any one intermeddling with the messenger's business.Reference Book III, pp. 155–6.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Mary Gunter, daughter of Col. Geo. Gunter (who conveyed the late King over sea after the battle of Worcester) praying a grant of a strip of ground lying without the wall of the East side of St. James's Park extending from the house of Geo. Holder to the house which William Story inhabits, being 400 feet by 40 feet which is encumbered with Barebone's rubbish of his new buildings.Ibid, p. 156.
Aug. 28.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of John Ady and John Cole, Deputy Chamberlains of the Exchequer for joining tallies, praying their fees of 2s. per 1,000l. on 1,126,319l. 1s. 2½d. [Customs] tallies joined by them in two years to Sept. 29 last.Reference Book III, p. 156.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Rich. Sprig for a noli prosequi against a ship which he laded with stockwood, being informed that stockwood was [allowed to be] entered but which was seized in the Downs.Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of John Thompson for leave to import gum seneca for three months.Ibid, p. 157.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Francis Strutt, one of the King's messengers, as referred from the King in Council May 8 last, for a moiety of a discovery of concealed lands in and near Ashborne, co. Derby, being parcel of the possession of a college of Jesuits at Holbeck, co. Notts, and for the profits thereof "until the said lands shall be by law evicted out of his Majesty's hands."Ibid.
Same by same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Mr. Argalls for a country accomptant's place in the Excise.Ibid, p. 158.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of John Morgan's petition for a tidewaiter's place in London, Bristol, Exeter or West Chester; he having been presented for a place at Berwick which was given to another.Ibid.
Same by same to William Hewer of the petition of William Brady for 47l. 10s. 0d. for his service at Tangier.Ibid, pp. 158, 159, 160, 161, 164.
of William Smith for 100l. as late Major [Mayor] of Tangier.
of William Smith, late of Tangier, for 90l. stopped by Mr. Hewer from Eliz. White, widow.
of Edward Roth et al. James Gorman and Philip Stafford for several moneys which they lent to Tangier officers: same being referred from the King July 17 last.
of Edward Roth, Philip Stafford and Lucy Molloy for 9l. 17s. 3d., 41l. 1s. 9d. and 38l. 6s. 0d. respectively owing to them from Lieut. Florence Macharty: as by a reference ut supra from the King.
of Henry Shere for four years' arrears in view of his and other officers' unspeakable distress.
of Edward Cheston for 25l. 16s. 0d. due to him out of the Tangier revenue.
of Mr. Senhouse for 180l. for houses demolished at Tangier.
of Robt. Cuthbert, for relief in the [matter of the] farm of the porterage at Tangier.
of Edward Roth, of Tangier, merchant, for interest for ready money he lent to the officers at Tangier by Lord Dartmouth's order.
of Mary Sumner, widow of Richard Sumner, late of Tangier, for 114l. due to him, she having nothing to maintain herself and three children.
of Eleanor Morris for 9l. 2s. 3d. due to her late husband for his service in Tangier.
of Eliz. Cane, widow of Thomas Cane, for her husband's arrears as late of Major Douglas's Company at Tangier.
Aug. 28.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Piercy Kirke, esq., of the petition of Bernard Tessin, ensign, for his ensign's pay 1682, April 1, to 1683, Sept. 10, during which he was suspended, being then restored by the King's special order.Reference Book III, p. 139.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Vaughan, an infant, [presented] by Hector Philips and William Hooker, his guardians, for the stewardship of several lordships and manors of Mevenydd, Croythyn [Crewddyn] Henniniock, Caerwedros and Perfedd, co. Cardigan, granted to his late father.Ibid, p. 160.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Gyles Dowle for a quarter's salary and to be continued in his office, he being employed by the late Treasury Lords at 80l. per an. for suppressing the growth of tobacco in England. he alleging that the late Act laying 3d. per lb. on tobacco will cause a great deal more than heretofore to be planted.Ibid.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of John Taylor for a lease of 4,000 acres of land in Delamere Forest granted to the Earl of Macclesfield at 6d. per an. per acre to be enclosed within five years: no enclosure having been made thereunder and no rent paid, whereby said grant is void.Ibid, p. 161.
Same by same to same of the petition of Charles Bodvile, Visct. Bodmin, keeper of the Castle of Carnarvon, for a renewal of the grant thereof which became void by the late King's death; and likewise for a grant of so much as has fallen in to the King by the death of Edward, late Lord Herbert, of the offices of Chief Forester of the Forest of Snowdon, Keeper of Conway Castle, Keeper of the courts of the manors and lands of the late monastery of Bardsey, co. Carnarvon.Ibid.
Same by same to the Auditor of the Receipt of an order of the King in Council dated July 24 last, referring to the Lord Treasurer the petition of John Wilson, esq., sheriff of co. Leicester, and the Justices of Peace of said county for a grant of two fines imposed on the said county, one by Baron Gregory at the last summer assizes being of 1,000 marks, the other by Justice Walcott last Lent assizes of 2,000 marks being both imposed for want of a common gaol for the county: petitioners desiring same towards the building of such gaol to prevent the many escapes now made there.Ibid, p. 163.
Same by same to Lord Dartmouth of the petition of Rich. Welbeck, keeper of his Majesty's stables at Reading for an addition to his allowance of 18l. per an. out of the Chamber and 12l. per an. out of the Exchequer, which [latter] was granted for carrying away the soil; on which allowance there will be 30l. due next Michaelmas, petitioner being 80 years of age, and his wife 78 and reduced to great distress for want thereof.Ibid.
Aug. 28.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Underwood for a tidewaiter place, he being reduced out of the Life Guard of Horse.Reference Book III, p 164.
Same by same to Mr. Graham of the petition of Dame Theodocia Ivie alias Bryan for payment of last Lady day's half year on the rent of 140l. per an. payable to her out of the manor of Dauntsey, co. Wilts, which Mr. Watson the Receiver says he cannot pay without the Lord Treasurer's order.Ibid.
Same by same to Mr. Darcy et al. of the petition of Edward Bird, one of the poor tailors in the Wardrobe, for 10l. 8s. 0d. for half a year's pay; he being poor and his wife very sick.Ibid, p. 165.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Antho. Thorold, Collector of Lyme port, shewing that on the Duke of Monmouth's landing at Lyme he rode post to London to bring the first news and during his absence 400l. of Customs moneys was seized out of his house by said Duke, who left a receipt or certificate under his hand of the seizure thereof: prays allowance thereof.Ibid, p. 167.
Same by same to Rich. Graham of the petition of Rich. Hart, gent. shewing that he has convicted at his own charge several wealthy Dissenters in co. Berks who were in arms against Charles I: therefore prays a grant of recognizances of 40l. forfeited by John Tompkins and his sureties for not appearing in the King's Bench.Ibid.
Money warrant for 512l. 1s. 10d. to William Blathwayte, assistant to the Clerks of the Council attending the Committee of Council for Trade and Plantations: being 257l. 2s. 6d. and 254l. 19s. 4d. for two bills, detailed, of salaries and incidents for said Committee for 1685, Lady day and Midsummer quarters. (Money order dated Aug. 31 hereon.)Money Book VI, pp. 132–3. Order Book I, p. 47.
Same for 5,000l. to Thomas Hall as in repayment of so much by him lent the 18th inst. on the credit of the Hearthmoney due Lady day next, with 6 per cent. interest payable [or to be made into principal] at the end of every six months. (Money order dated Sept. 1 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 133. Order Book I, p. 48.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 700l. to me [Guy] out of the loans on the linen duty.Disposition Book IV, p. 70.
Aug. 29.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a constat of a piece of ground in St. James's Park 200 feet by 135 feet, on which Ellen Oglethorpe has built a house: with a view to a lease to her which the King is pleased to gratify her in.Reference Book III, p. 157.
Reference by same to the Chancellor of the Exchequer et al. of Thomas Agar's book of wood sales in the King's forests, Trent South, in 1682–4, and of said Agar's claims of allowances.Ibid, p. 158.
Aug. 29.Henry Guy to Mr. Gore to certify the Lord Treasurer the prices at which hemp can now be bought.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 136.
Same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to report, on the following papers, who are lords of the river between Windsor and Staines and proprietors of the lands on each side thereof.Ibid.
Appending: extract from a paper of "necessary considerations for the erecting of a lock upon the river at Windsor." (1) The royalty of the river etc. The first thing to be examined by the Attorney General is who are the lords of the river and of the two banks between Windsor and Staines that so he may make agreements with them. "I am informed that the royalty of the river at Windsor belongs to the Mayor and Aldermen; the bank on Buckingham side to Mr. Abraham Wassele who is lord of the manor of Eton and may be heard of at the Old Jewry near the church; the bank on Berkshire side to Sir Rich. May who had a grant of the island and meadow ground adjoining to the mill by lease from Charles II."
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to pay 250l. to Gyles Lytcott for half a year to June 24 last on his former salary of 500l. per an. as Comptroller General of the accounts of the Customs: with dormant clause for his present salary of 1,000l. per an. from that time to be inserted on the establishment of the Customs and to be paid quarterly.Money Book VI, p. 133.
Money warrant for 3,100l. to Christopher Rosse, his Majesty's Jeweller for jewels as follows, viz. 300l. thereof for a jewel of diamonds given to Baron de Reeke, Envoy from the Duke of Hanover; 300l. thereof for a same given to the Baron Devilbroke, Envoy from the Duke of Neuburgh; 300l. thereof for a same given to the Baron de Ketles, Envoy from the Duke of Hesse Cassel; 600l. thereof for a same given to the Prince Radizvill, Envoy from the King of Poland; 500l. thereof for a same given to Count Martenetz, Envoy Extraoridnary from the Emperor; 300l. thereof for a same given to the Marquis Angustine de Palavicini (Pallavicini), Envoy Extraordinary from the Republic of Genoa; 300l. thereof for a diamond ring given to Monsieur de Benting, Envoy Extraordinary from the Prince of Orange; 200l. thereof for a jewel of diamonds given to the Resident from the Republic of Genoa; 300l. thereof for a same with his Majesty's picture given to the Envoy Extraordinary from the Elector of Maintz.Ibid, p. 134. Order Book I, p. 49.
Appending: (a) warrant dated June 12 last for the first four of the above items by the Earl of Arlington, then Lord Chamberlain. (b) Ditto dated Aug. 3 inst. for the remaining items by the Earl of Ailesbury, Lord Chamberlain. "I must add this, that these jewels were provided by my predecessor's orders and the letter brought to be signed by me for the same." (Money order dated Aug. 31 hereon.)
Same for 345l. 19s. 10½d. to Mr. Ryves et al. as the remainder of 2,345l. 19s. 10½d. as by the patent of 1682, Sept. 12, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VI, p. 740, VII, p. 600: on which patent a direction has already been given for 2,000l.: to be paid out of loans on the Wine Licence revenue. (Money order dated Sept. 22 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 134b. Order Book I, pp. 47, 51, XXXVIII, p. 189.
Aug. 31.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of moneys paid and directed to be paid into the Exchequer [this week] viz.:Disposition Book IV, p. 70.
Out of the Customs.l.s.d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy towards building the new dock at Chatham, according to contract with Mr. Rogers40000
Out of the Excise.
to Mr. Guy for secret service1,00000
[to ditto] more50000
to Mr. Ross1,00000
to Signor Verrio by [way of] advance20000
to Mr. Guy more by [way of] advance (for Mr. Legg for the labourers in St. James's Park)8000
Out of the Post Office money.
to Mr. Guy more by [way of] advance1441011
to the Keepers of New Park16450
£3,4881511
(R. Squibb in the absence of Henry Guy, dated Windsor Castle, Aug. 31, to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the week ended the 25th inst., said paper including the above item of 400l. [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable direct out of the Customs Office on tallies] viz.: 2,123l. 19s. 9d. to complete the quarter bill of the Customs [salaries, London port]; 1,000l. to Mr. Hewer in repayment of loan; 150l. to the Duke of Albemarle for the rent of Mote Park. Total disposition of the Customs, 3,673l. 19s. 9d.) (Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney enclosing the similar paper of the disposition of the Excise and Hearthmoney for same week: said paper including for the Excise the above five Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies] 6,000l. to the Forces, paid already; 1,500l. to Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe in repayment of loan; 1,000l. to Mr. Toll for the like; 500l. to Mr. Hornby for the like. Total disposition of the Excise, 11,780l.; and for the Hearthmoney: 2,000l. to Mr. Noell in repayment of loan on two tallies "both in my [Guy's] hands".)
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for an annuity or yearly pension of 1,500l. to Francis Gwynn, esq., in consideration of his good services: to be paid quarterly as from Christmas last, the payment for the half year to June 24 last to be made forthwith.King's Warrant Book X, pp. 189–90.
Same to the Chief Ranger of New Park, near Richmond, to permit Sir John Jenner and his assigns [on behalf of the inhabitants of Petersham, co. Surrey] to take gravel not exceeding 1,000 loads within the said park for repairing of the highways belonging to the said town "as hath been heretofore used." Sir Thomas Jenner, Recorder of London, having desired such permission on behalf of himself and other inhabitants of Petersham.Ibid, p. 190.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the payment to Lieut. William Armstrong (out of the Portugal portion of the Queen Dowager) of the 600l. due at Christmas last on his annuity or pension of 200l. granted him by privy seal dated 1676, Oct. 19, for good services which annuity has been satisfied only to Christmas, 1681, and no further payments can be made [without fresh privy seal] on said grant by reason of the death of Charles II. Further it is the King's intention to continue said annuity and same is hereby to be paid quarterly as it falls due.Ibid, p. 191.