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September 1685, 16-30

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'Entry Book: September 1685, 16-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 342-351. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82508 Date accessed: 21 August 2014.


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September 1685, 16-30

Sept. 18.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to advance to me [Guy] 1,500l. out of Hearthmoney and 200l. out of the Letter Office money. The warrants for 1,000l. and 700l. [to me for secret service] to authorise this issue will be sent to you as soon as signed.Disposition Book IV, p. 77.
Sept. 19.Money warrant for 955l. to Sir William Trumbull, kt., Envoy Extraordinary to France: 500l. thereof for equipage and 455l. for a quarter in advance on his ordinary of 5l. a day. (Money order dated Sept. 24 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 138. Order Book I, p. 52.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester, dated Windsor Castle, to the Customs Commissioners to employ Mathew Anderton as Collector of Chester port loco Sir Peter Pindar, who by reason of his great age and weakness of his eyesight is willing to be eased of his said employment at Michaelmas next, as he has signified by letter to the Customs Commissioners; said Anderton having been long deputy customer of said port with great integrity. Anderton to have only 50l. per an. additional salary as he is to be still deputy customer: which will save the King 10l. per an.Out Letters (Customs) X, pp. 50–1.
Sept. 19.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to Sir John Shaw, bart., Collector Inwards, London port, to swear Thomas Allen into office as deputy to James Pearse, one of the patent waiters ibid.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 51.
Royal warrant [to the Lord Chancellor of Ireland] to give order to the Receiver General of the Revenue, Ireland, to pay 3,000l. to Henry, Earl of Clarendon, as royal bounty towards his equipage and preparation for his employment as Lieutenant General and General Governor of Ireland. (Entry struck through: doubtless only as being entered in the wrong entry book. This entry will doubtless appear in the missing volume of Irish Letter Book.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 196.
Sept. 20.Three royal sign manuals for respectively 755l. 15s. 0d., 700l. and 1,000l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of Aug. 25 last. (Three money warrants dated Sept. 24 hereon. Three money orders dated Sept. 24 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 194. Money Book VI, p. 139. Order Book I, p. 52.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for payment to Charles Osborne, esq., out of the Customs revenue, of 333l. 6s. 8d. in lieu of salary as General Surveyor of the Customs for the half year ended June 24 last. (Warrant by Treasurer Rochester dated Oct. 30 hereon to the Customs Cashier to so pay same. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated Sept. 30.)King's Warrant Book X, pp. 194–5. Money Book VI, p. 161.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for continuing and establishing the office of Collector, Surveyor and searcher of the Customs within the Colonies of New England under the management of the Customs Commissioners of England and for a regrant thereof to Edward Randolph with the salary of 100l.: the said office having been erected by patent of 1679, Oct. 15, under the great seal and granted to said Randolph during pleasure, his grant being therefore void by the death of Charles II.: but it being thought necessary for the better observance of the laws of Trade and Navigation to continue said office which said Randolph has faithfully executed to the utmost of his power. He is hereby to be empowered to search for and seize all European goods carried to any of the New England Colonies contrary to Acts of Parliament being not bona-fide laden in England and such enumerated commodities as shall come to New England from any other the King's Plantations without payment of the duties as by 25 Car. II, c. 7, and to seize all ships lading enumerated commodities without first giving bond as by the Navigation Act of 12 Car. II, c. 18, and also all goods and ships liable to forfeiture as uncustomed or prohibited.King's Warrant Book X, pp. 195–6.
Money warrant for 3,000l. to Thomas Hall in repayment of so much by him lent into the Exchequer the 8th inst. on credit of the Hearthmoney due at Lady next day: with 6 per cent. interest payable [or to be made into principal] at the end of every six months. (Money order dated Sept. 22 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 138. Order Book I, p. 51.
Robt. Squibb (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Customs Commissioners to forthwith deliver to William Wissing, the bearer hereof, Customs free, a case of pictures of the Prince and Princess of Orange and one little flower piece arrived from Holland in the Katherine yacht, which pictures are for the King and Queen.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 145.
Sept. 21.Robert Squibb (in the absence of Henry Guy) to Mr. Stephens [Navy Cashier] for an account what is due to Deptford and Woolwich Yards for one quarter; also whether said Yards are now in course for a double quarter. The money is ready. If they are in turn for a double quarter the money for one quarter will be paid this week and for the other quarter next week. But keep in hand this money you receive this week for the one quarter until you receive that for the other. There is ordered 1,642l. for stores for the supply of the Sallee squadron.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 145.
William Shaw to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Treasurer Rochester's butler the Rhenish wine lately come from Holland in the Katherine yacht for him; on payment of Custom.Ibid.
Robt. Squibb (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer.Disposition Book IV, pp. 77, 78.
l.s.d.
Out of Customs money.
to the Treausrer of the Navy for one quarter for Deptford and Woolwich Yards4,004150
to ditto for stores for supply of the Sallee squadron1,64200
to Sir William Trumbull95500
Out of Excise money.
to the Cofferer of the Household2,00000
to Mr. Graham for the Privy Purse80000
Out of Hearthmoney.
to Mr. Thomas Hall for interest money30000
Out of Post Office money.
to Mr. Guy, for secret service26000
(Same dated Sept. 22 to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the "further" disposition of the Customs for the week ended Sept. 15; said paper including only the above three Customs items. Total, 6,601l. 15s. 0d.)
(Same dated Sept. 22 to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the disposition of the cash of the Excise and Hearthmoney for said week; said paper including for the Excise the abovesaid two Excise items, the three Excise items, supra, p. 339, 750l. to Mr. Skelton and 1,000l. to Mr. Hornby. Total disposition, 12,850l.: and for the Hearthmoney the abovesaid Hearthmoney item and 1,000l. to Henry Guy [for secret service]; 500l. to ditto [for same] and 1,000l. to Mr. Toll in repayment of loan. Total disposition, 4,800l.)
Sept. 22.Same (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.:Ibid, pp. 78, 79.
l.
Out of Customs money.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers1,200
to ditto for sea officers and bills in course.400
to ditto for [the Navy's] weekly money1,500
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance1,000
Out of Excise money.
to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces8,000
Out of loans on the linen duty.
to said Fox for the Forces4,000
£16,100
(Same dated same to the Customs Cashier to pay 4,100l. into the Exchequer for the above four Customs items.) (Same dated same to the Excise Cashier to pay 10,000l. into the Exchequer to-morrow being the abovesaid 8,000l. for the Forces, 1,000l. for Mr. Toll and 1,000l. for the Prince of Denmark.)
Sept. 24.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to send to Treasurer Rochester's lodgings in Whitehall the boxes in the warehouse directed to his lady and the box of sugar candy directed to Mr. Devet but intended for the Countess of Rochester.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 146.
Same to same to visit the goods of the Marquess de Valparraiso at his lodgings in Bridges Street over against the King's Playhouse; as same are going for Flanders.Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. When would you have the 500l. paid for the New England masts and how would you have it remitted thither?Ibid.
Same to Mr. Darcy et al. to provide as follows.Ibid.
Appending: letter dated Windsor Castle, Sept. 7, from Henry Savile, Vice-Chamberlain, to Treasurer Rochester. There is wanting for the King's service two cases of Manchester bayes for two rich cushions that were made to the old offering carpet used at the Coronation and four cases of the same bayes for four stools made to the two blue velvet chairs for the Coronation: to be delivered to Mr. Kinnersly, Yeoman of the Removing Wardrobe. There is also wanting for the Queen's service an airing basket and a close stool covered with Turkey leather with double pans: to be delivered to Mr. Rogers, keeper of the Standing Wardrobe at Whitehall. Also a suite of feathers to be scoured for the King's bed.
Same to the Earl of Clarendon to direct the clerks of the Privy Seal to insert in every docquet which they send to the Treasury [a statement] whether the grant is to be for life or during pleasure.Ibid, p. 147.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing a memorial of the Marquis de Valparaiso, Envoy Extraordinary from the King of Spain, concerning some goods stopped by the Customs officers at Rochester. If they are for his own use they are to be delivered Customs free.Ibid.
Appending: note of said goods (Brussels lace, Holland, handkerchiefs, damask serviettes).
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester, dated Whitehall, to same to employ John Rousby as collector of the Plantation duties at Patuxent river in Maryland; and Nehemiah Blackiston, who was intended to be collector of said duties in the whole Province of Maryland, to be collector thereof within the rivers of Wicomico and Pocomoke and places adjacent, to officiate only at Wicomico, where he inhabits, and George Layfeild, Comptroller and Surveyor to act as his deputy at Pocomoke for his present salary with power to appoint deputies for the duty of his own employment in the other two rivers.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 51.
Sept. 24.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer.Disposition Book IV, pp. 79, 80.
l.
Out of Tho. Hall's loans on the Hearthmoney.
to Mr. Hewer, Treasurer of Tangier8,000
Out of Customs money.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for 1684, Michaelmas quarter, for Deptford and Woolwich Yards3,992
(Same dated same to Mr. Stephens [Navy Cashier] to send the abovesaid 3,992l. [to Deptford and Woolwich] "together with what money is already received for those yards for Midsummer quarter, 1684, which completes the double quarter for them."
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Clerks of the Privy Council of the petition of Barbara Douglas, shewing that her former husband, Thom. Bell, and Sir John Cox were killed with one shot at your Majesty's back on board the Royal Prince in the late Dutch wars and that her present husband, William Douglas, has remained two years in slavery at Algiers and left petitioner helpless with three small children: having received no compensation for her previous husband's death prays for the ransom of her present husband, being 240l. or for some charity to save her from perishing.Reference Book III, p. 165.
Same by same to William Hewer of the petition of James Power, shewing that he served as Ensign in the Earl of Dunbarton's Regiment at Tangier, and has 77l. 16s. 8d. due to him in the hands of Capt. John Preston which he was prevented receiving by being sent for to Ireland by the Duke of Ormonde: prays to be preferred before any Tangier creditors in whose behalf Capt. Preston's pay is now stopped.Ibid, p. 166.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Hugh Bantock for renewal of his patent as a patent waiter, London port, void by the late King's death.Ibid, p. 171.
Fiat by same for royal letters patent to constitute James Vernon, esq., Customer of Chester port, to wit, the post he held at the death of Charles II.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 118.
Warrant by same to the Excise Commissioners to provide and employ a boarding boat in the Downs peculiar to the Excise for preventing the running of brandies on the coast thereabouts and to other ships lying in the Downs, same being especially necessary now that upon the new imposition such practice is so advantageous. The rates thereof are to be 25l. for providing the boat and 145l. per an. for keeping thereof, viz. 40l. to a tidesurveyor and 25l. each to four able seamen and 5l. for wear and tear.Ibid.
Money warrant for 1,500l. to Sir Henry Goodrick, kt. and bart., for three bills of extraordinaries as late Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Spain. (Money order dated Sept. 24 hereon.)Money Book VI, pp. 139–41. Order Book I, p. 51.
Appending: said bills (1) from 1679, Dec. 8, to 1679–80, Mar. 8, as allowed 1680, April 7, by Secretary Henry Coventry with the exception of the last item thereof, which being new and unusual is left to the Treasury Lords.
l.s.d.
to the Conductor of Ambassadors [at the Spanish Court]10000
to Don Franco Olivarez, his assistant1500
to the servants of the [Spanish] King and Queen2500
to the [Spanish] Queen Mother's [servants]1200
to the Pages and officers of the Secretaries700
at a bull feast600
to my Agent de Negocios3000
for new liveries upon the King's marriage and compliment thereupon19200
for other equipage6900
lost by the fall [lowering the denomiation] of moneys, housekeeping rising two-thirds and all other necessaries [in consequence thereof]17300
£62900
"Hoping my other bill is allowed which was principally for extraordinaries on my journey more than my whole allowance, having brought all my attendance from England upon the account of having a Protestant family."
(2) from 1679–80, Feb. 13, to 1680, Dec. 10, as allowed 1681, Aug. 1, by Secretary Sir L. Jenkins, except items 6, 11, and 12, which are referred to the Treasury Lords.
l.s.d.
for postage of letters for 1½ years14700
a year's salary to my Agent de Negocios6000
an express by order to Tangier3100
another concerning the 200 Spanish Horse3100
to several poor soldiers of the King's subjects deserting French service to go to Tangier1900
for money taken up upon credit of pay from the Exchequer3700
for intelligence and private gratuities8700
to the office of the Currios2700
several bull feasts2800
luminaries1700
increase of house rent upon the fall of moneys14700
for Exchequer fees3760
to Mr. Roberts, express to Tangier, his money failing1800
for despatch of orders for 150 horses to be bought for his Majesty's service in Tangier1900
for mourning for the Elector Palatine9500
to Mr. Goodricke, sent home express7000
£87060
(3) from 1682, June 11, to 1683, June 6; as allowed 1683, June 14, by Secretary Jenkins, except the last item which is referred to the Treasury Lords.
l.s.d.
to my Agent de Negocios, one year's salary6000
disburst in my journey home30700
Mr. Wescombe's last bill for letters2000
for postage of letters other ways7000
for chocolate and snuff for the King5300
for New Year's gifts and aguinaldas10000
to the officers of the Currios2300
for intelligence and private gratuities5500
luminaries for the Duke of Burgundy900
Exchequer fees8000
£77700
"One part of my family having been detained by contrary winds at St. Sebastians from the 27th of Mar. (at which time I ceased to be in pay) till May the 26th, I humbly beseech allowance for that unavoidable expence during 61 days, amounting to 239l."
Sept. 24.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to William Hewer, Treasurer for the late garrison of Tangier, to pay as follows to three soldiers discharged from Capt. Chantree's Company in Ireland, viz. 31l. 19s. 0d. to William Baine for 244 days as Corporal and 517 days as Serjeant; 9l. 10s. 3d. to John Marsh for 761 days as a private centinel; 9l. 10s. 3d. to Jno. Van Milhoven for same as a same.Money Book VI, p. 141.
Same by same to same to pay to the respective Captains of Horse and Foot of the late garrison of Tangier six months' pay (adjusted ut supra, p. 300) to themselves and to such soldiers and troopers only as shall appear by the last muster rolls of July 1 last to be now actually belonging to their respective Companies. As to the widows and other relations who have arrears of pay due on Tangier muster rolls, you are hereby to pay such as appear due by certificate from the Captain or chief officers under whom their husbands served, if same agree with the muster rolls.Ibid, p. 142.
Sept. 25.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to Sir William Trumbull's lodgings in Doctors Commons to visit his goods that are going to France.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 147.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney. Hasten your report on the petition of Mr. Garrett Cotter.Ibid, p. 147. Reference Book III, p. 166.
Appending: said petition as referred by Treasurer Rochester to the said Commissioners July 7 last: petitioner shewing that he was Receiver General of Hearthmoney in several counties for several years; that by the death of the late King such collectors being to enter into new bonds to the present King petitioner was prevented by sickness and the Commissioners deputed another: prays to be restored, being well acquainted with those counties where an improvement [in the said revenue] may be most expected.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue, out of seizures in the Exchequer, 200l. to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, for the speedy repairs of the stables in the Mews against the King's return from Windsor.Disposition Book IV, p. 80.
Sept. 25.Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners to assign the 2,290l. 6s. 1d. due for the freight of the ship Europa for payment out of the 200l. per week (part of 400l. per week) which was assigned for payment of Lord Colepeper's bill of freight: the Europa's bill having been due from 1679, Dec. 10, "and no bill of freight due before that."Disposition Book IV, p. 80. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 147.
Sept. 26.Same to the Customs Commissioners to send bearer for the Countess of Rochester's box of sugar candy which will be found in the two boxes in the warehouse carried thither by Mr. Lucas from a Rotterdam ship.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 148.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester, dated Windsor Castle, to same to employ Richard Maydstone and his mate as boatmen at Whitstable in Sandwich port at 60l. per an.: as by the memorial of the said Commissioners of the 24th inst. showing that, upon laying down [discharging] the [Customs] smacks, Mr. Dickinson in his late survey of the coast of Kent and Sussex has for the better guarding those coasts appointed several small boats, and amongst them the above.Out Letters (Customs) X, pp. 52, 53.
Similarly Robert Jacobs and his mate to be boatmen at Shoreham at 60l. per an.
Similarly Thomas Wildboare and his mate as boatmen at Margate.
Similarly Thomas Brown and his mate as boatmen at Folkeston.
Similarly Jacob Vivian and Henry Carter as boatmen at Newhaven.
Similarly Francis Blake and Thomas Child as boatmen at Ramsgate in Sandwich port.
Similarly Adcock and his mate as boatmen at Hastings.
Gilbert Pack as waiter at Yealm in Plymouth port loco Stephen Holditch, deceased.
Thomas Elmes, Robt. Powel, Daniel Mulford, Henry Johnson and Rob. Swaby to complete the number of watermen wanted to row the coastwaiters' boats.
William Mead as tidesman in Exeter port loco John Mitton, lately dismissed.
Sept. 27.Henry Guy, dated Windsor Castle, to Mr. Kent, Customs Cashier, for a certificate of the Customs, from the last weekly certificate to to-morrow, as Michaelmas is on Tuesday. (The like notice to Mr. Duncombe for the Excise and Mr. Lilly for the Post Office.)Out Letters (General) IX, p. 148.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a warrant for the shipping of wool to Jersey and Guernsey.Ibid.
Same to same to deliver to bearer, Monsieur La Force, a box at Dover directed to Monsieur D'Lauzun.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Darcy et al. to provide as follows.Ibid, p. 149.
Appending: letter dated Windsor, Sept. 23, from the Earl of Ailesbury, Lord Chamberlain, to the Lord Treasurer. The King and Queen have commanded that the mourning in both their apartments at Whitehall should be taken up and fitted to the borders of wainscot and the foot-carpets which were of black cloth to be taken away and Portugal mats with black colours in them to be laid and nailed down in the Queen's Privy Chamber, her Withdrawing Room, her Great Bedchamber, under the bed in the King's Bedchamber, under the purple bed in the King's Withdrawing Room and in the Great Eating Room, the last named not to be nailed down. Please order this to be done before the remove of the Court to Whitehall, which will be in the middle of next week.
Sept. 27.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Excise money which is directed to be paid into the Exchequer on Monday next, viz.:Disposition Book IV, pp. 80, 81.
l.
to the Cofferer of the Household1,000
to Mr. Rose [Ross, the King's Jeweller]1,000
And out of money of the Letter Office.
to Consul Baker100
to the Earl of Nottingham500
to Lady Alington or the executors of Lord Alington200
£2,800
(Same of same date to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs money for the week ended the 22nd inst.; said paper including the 3,992l. to the Navy Treasurer supra, p. 346, for Deptford and Woolwich Yards directed the 24th inst. [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable direct out of the Customs Office on tallies] viz. 1,000l. to Sir Hugh Cholmondeley in repayment of loan; 1,000l. to Mr. Hewer in repayment of loan. Total disposition of the Customs, 5,992l.)
(Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper for the disposition of these revenues; said paper including for the Excise the above two Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz. 8,000l. for the Forces: 1,000l. to the Prince of Denmark; 1,000l. to Mr. Toll [in repayment of loan]. Total disposition of the Excise, 12,000l. [For the Hearthmoney] 3,000l. to Mr. Duncombe in repayment of loan in further part of the 22,000l.)
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal for a grant to Thomas Fisher, of London, gent., of two forfeited recognizances dated 1682–3, Jan. 23, in which John Seagood of Thistleworth [Isleworth], co. Midd., and Ferdinando Lockwood of London, innholder, became bound in 200l. each ut supra, p. 120.King's Warrant Book X, p. 197.
Sept. 29.Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier to have sent up to London a box which will arrive at Dover for the Queen.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 149.
Same to Mr. Stephens [Navy Cashier] for an account what the pay for a quarter to the Yards at Chatham and Sheerness, next in course [to be paid], will amount to.Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners for an account of the quantity of hemp you lately contracted for with Mr. Gore and the days when each particular payment is to be made.Ibid.
Sept. 29.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. Mr. Pepys yesterday sent order to the Commander of the Deptford ketch to give passage to John Rousby and his servant to Virginia as you desired.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 149.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed draft commission [missing] for Mr. Randolph to be surveyor of his Majesty's woods in New England.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the moneys of the Customs and Excise directed to be paid into the Exchequer to-morrow, viz.:Disposition Book IV, pp. 81, 82.
l.
Out of the Customs.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers1,200
to ditto for fitting for sea service the Bristol and Dartmouth405
to ditto for sea officers and bills in course400
to ditto for fitting the guardships for Chatham and Portsmouth735
£2,740
Out of the Excise.
to the Paymaster of the Forces8,000
to the Cofferer of the Household2,000
to the Queen's Trustees or Col. Werden by [way of] advance2,000
£12,000
Out of loans on the linen duty Act.
to the Paymaster of the Forces4,000
(Same dated same to the Customs Cashier to pay 2,740l. into the Exchequer to-morrow for the abovesaid four Customs cash items.) (Same dated same to the Excise Cashier to pay 12,000l. into the Exchequer to-morrow for the abovesaid three Excise cash items.)