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'Entry Book: October 1685, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 351-361. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82509 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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October 1685, 1-10

Oct. 1.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to Tobias Eden, Deputy King's Remembrancer. The custody of the port bonds and port books appertains to you in right of your office as Deputy Remembrancer. In order that same may be carefully examined and preserved and that the bonds be not at any time fraudulently discharged or vexatiously prosecuted you are hereby to observe the orders already made concerning same and such orders as shall be hereafter made by me, the Lord Treasurer, or the Customs Commissioners.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 118.
Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier to forthwith pay into the Receipt 7,738l. 10s. 0d. of Customs money remaining in your hands of the week ended Sept. 29 last. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same to the Treasurer of the Navy for one quarter for the Yards at Chatham and Sheerness.) (Same to Mr. Stephens [Navy Cashier] apprising him hereof.)Disposition Book IV, p. 82.
Money warrant for 200l. to the executors of William, late Lord Alington, as in part of 250l. for 1683, Christmas quarter on his annuity of 1,000l. as Constable of the Tower of London.Money Book VI, p. 142.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to send to the Duke of Norfolk's house in St. James's Square to visit his goods in order to their transport to France whither the Duke and Duchess are going.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 150.
Oct. 1.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to John Taylor some china ware etc. directed to him, on payment of Custom.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 150.
Same to same. The qu[arte]rs of Rumbold the traitor are arrived in London port. Deliver them to such persons as the King or Secretaries of State shall direct.Ibid.
Same to the Receipt. You are to insist on no more fees on the present payment on the Earl of Peterborough's pension than what the garrison of Tangier pays. But for the future [payments thereon] you may demand the same fees as of others on payments of the like nature.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. In your report of the 28th ult. on the proposal of Mr. Jefferys et al. importers of tobacco from Virginia, concerning the new imposition on tobacco you propose three alternative ways for payment. Are the merchants to have the advantage of all three or only one thereof? Also what about the order of Aug. 17 last for allowance of 4 per cent. for waste?Ibid, pp. 150–1.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney. Is there any other Hearthmoney case in England like in all circumstances to that of the Hospitals of Canterbury called St. John and St. Nicholas; which desire to be relieved of Hearthmoney?Ibid, p. 151.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on (a) infra.Ibid.
Appending: (a) petition to Treasurer Rochester from Peter Martin, a French Protestant, being come over upon the late King's Declaration in behalf of the French distressed Protestants for permission to send back to France some old Flanders laces which he brought with him, being the remainder of his goods, not knowing they were prohibited here.
Same to Sir Stephen Fox. In 1679 there was a retrenchment made of board wages and other allowances payable by the Cofferer of the Household whereby the expence of the late King's Household was reduced from about 107,000l. per an. to less than half that sum. Certify Treasurer Rochester the proportions by which that retrenchment was made, expressing whether the respective societies or particular servants were retrenched a moiety or a third or more or less; and from what time said retrenchment commenced and how long it has continued.Ibid.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Peter Reneu of London, merchant, for an allowance (similar to what Mr. Beake had) in the duty on certain overproof brandy laden at Bordeaux July 4 last; or otherwise prays leave to export them to Holland.Reference Book III, p. 167.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Patrick Mein as by a favourable reference thereof from the King Aug. 11 last; petitioner setting forth his father's loyalty in Scotland to Charles I and II for which the Parliament of Scotland recommended him to the late King, who ordered his losses to be satisfied out of fines then to be raised in Scotland, which being otherwise exhausted said intention was frustrated whereupon in Jan. last the late King declared that something should be done for him; therefore prays satisfaction out of fines and forfeitures now due to the King in Scotland, or prays employment in the revenue in England, having been several years so employed in Ireland.Ibid, p. 168.
Oct. 4.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of moneys directed to be forthwith paid into the Exchequer.Disposition Book IV, p. 83.
l.
Out of the Customs.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance1,500
to the Mint Commissioners for the coinage1,500
to Mr. Burton for the expenses of the Judges in the Western Commission1,300
to Mr. Graham for the Privy Purse1,200
Out of Excise.
to the Queen's Trustees, to be paid to Col. Werden2,000
Out of the Post Office.
to Mr. Ross1,000
to Lady Stewart150
£8,650
(Same dated same to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the further disposition of the Customs cash for the week ended Sept. 29 last; said paper including the abovesaid four Customs items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable direct out of the Customs Office on tallies] viz. 2,000l. to Sir Hugh Cholmeley in repayment of loan; 1,000l. to Mr. Hewer in repayment of loan. Total disposition of the Customs, 8,500l.)
(Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the paper of the disposition of those revenues for said week; said paper including for the Excise the above item of 2,000l. for the Queen's Trustees and also 8,000l. to the Paymaster of the Forces and 2,000l. for the Cofferer of the Household; total disposition of the Excise, 12,000l.: and for the Hearthmoney the following items [payable direct out of the Hearthmoney Office on tallies] viz. 3,417l. 16s. 3d. to Mr. Duncombe in full of [repayment of] 22,000l.; 1,000l. to Mr. Toll in repayment of loan; 2,000l. for the Queen's Trustees. Total disposition of the Hearthmoney, 6,417l. 16s. 3d.)
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing an Admiralty Commission for Daniell Rexford to be master and commander of the Custom House smack at Plymouth.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 152.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren. Sir Samuell Morland has acquainted the King that there will be occasion for a wharf to be made on the ground at the waterside to secure the mill and works which convey the water into this [Windsor] Castle from the violence of the winter's weather. You are to advise and estimate hereon.Ibid.
Oct. 4.Henry Guy to Sir Robert Howard [Auditor of the Receipt] to report (with the Surveyor General of Crown Lands) on (a) infra.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 152.
Appending: (a) petition of Abraham Shapton, shewing that he has received back the lease and assignment of the mines royal holding (as he believes) gold and quicksilver, assigned to said Howard and said Surveyor General which they are ready to assign back to petitioner: but being unable to pay the five years now due by his covenants to the Company on the 10l. per an. rent or to set the mine on work petitioner prays to be paid said 50l. or for the Lord Treasurer to purchase the estate. (b) Reference from the Lord Treasurer dated Oct. 2 thereof as above.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ Daniel Rexford as commander of the Maldon smack in the service of the Customs at Plymouth upon the dismission of Thomas Powell.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 53.
Reference by same to same of the petition of John Wyat, shewing that John Hobson, late Consul for the English nation in Venice, came from thence by the King's leave about 12 months since and his household goods, pictures etc. were laden on the London Merchant, Capt. King commander, May 30 last; that Hobson died before their arrival and left petitioner executor in trust for his estate in Venice for his two daughters in England and his only son, his Majesty's Consul in Venice: prays for the delivery of said goods, Customs free, in order that they may be sent back to Venice to said son.Reference Book III, p. 169.
Oct. 6.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of moneys directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer.Disposition Book IV, p. 84.
l.s.d.
Out of the Customs.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers1,20000
to ditto for sea officers and bills in course40000
to ditto for [the Navy's] weekly money1,50000
to ditto to pay off the Saphire9,548140
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance1,50000
£14,148140
Out of the Excise.
to the Paymaster of the Forces7,00000
to the Cofferer3,00000
to the Queen's Trustees, to be paid to Col. Werden2,00000
£12,00000
Out of loans [on the linen duty].
to the Paymaster of the Forces5,00000
(Same dated same to the Customs Cashier to pay 14,148l. 14s. 0d. into the Exchequer to-morrow for the above five Customs items.) (Same dated same to the Navy Cashier apprising him of the direction of the above four Navy items to the total of 12,648l. 14s. 0d.) (Same dated same to Alderman Duncombe to pay 12,000l. of Excise money into the Exchequer to-morrow for the above three Excise items.)
Oct. 6.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the King's celler five fodder of Rhenish wine sent as a present to the King from the Duke of Juliers.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 153.
Oct. 7.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Sir Edw. Wood by way of advance 100l. out of the 1,430l. reserved in the Exchequer for him.Disposition Book IV, p. 85.
Same to Mr. Kingdon and partners to forthwith pay 2,000l. into the Exchequer for his Majesty's use "which should have been paid by Mr. Genew in April last for the surplus" [of the Hearthmoney and which is now payable by said Kingdon and partners as the assignees of said Genew].Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of the loans made this day by abovesaid Kingdon, Patrick Trant and William Bridges) 10,000l. to me [Guy] in part of an order for 18,000l.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to hasten their report on the proposal of Mr. Jefferys et al. importers of tobacco from Virginia.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 153.
Same to same to send an officer to the lodgings of the Prince of Denmark this morning to see the goods of Monsieur Place in order to their transport to Denmark.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Darcy et al. to forthwith provide as follows.Ibid.
Appending: letter dated Windsor, Sept. 21 last from the Earl of Ailesbury, Lord Chamberlain, to the Lord Treasurer. There is wanting for the Queen's service at Whitehall printed panagon for furnishing the lodging of the Mother of the Maids [of Honour], answerable to the rooms which have been furnished for said Maids; and six cane chairs and a couch.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed paper [missing] concerning the late imposition upon tobacco particularly that part of it [said paper] which is proposed to be done before the meeting of Parliament. Will it be for the King's service to endeavour at the next session of Parliament to pass such a bill as is here proposed? Also send the Lord Treasurer an account of the moneys received on the several petty farms of the Customs since the death of Charles II ut supra, p. 63.Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to same to release the seizure of the goods of above 50 families of French Protestants after giving them caution of the Navigation Act: John Calvet, their agent, having petitioned shewing ut supra, p. 336, that they and their goods have lain since Aug. 1 at Plymouth on board the King David, Peter La Coste, an Englishman, master, and the Mary, Thomas Guilco, an Englishman, master, both which ships were built in France and bought by the said Captains [but have not been made free as English ships] on which petition said Commissioners reported Sept. 26 last that such importation is against the Navigation Act and moreover that no alien or person not born within the allegiance or naturalized or made a free denizen shall exercise the trade of a merchant or factor in any of the Plantations on pain of forfeiture of goods and chattels; that said goods may be restored in pity of the severity of the prosecution from which they are fled, but that they be advised of the danger they will incur by the Navigation Act if they send their goods in the said ships to New York or any of his Majesty's Plantations.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 54.
Oct. 7.Signature by Treasurer Rochester of the docquet of a lease to Thomas Broadlake, ut supra, pp. 144–5.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 119.
Same by same of the same of a lease to Frances Kemp ut supra, p. 144.Ibid.
Warrant by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of a tenement in the manor of Boyton with a view to a lease thereof to John Holman for 99 years terminable on the lives of him, Mary his wife and Mary her daughter by Samuel Lang, late tenant of the premises at the old rent of 13s. 9d. per an. and fine of 20l. and on surrender of the term in being.Ibid, pp. 119–20.
Prefixing: said Surveyor General's report on said Holman's petition for same. The tenement is about 30 acres, formerly valued at 15l. per an. and granted 3 Car. I to Henry Randall for the lives of his three daughters Margaret, Grace and Wilmot, who soon after assigned to George Anderton, whose only daughter Mary married Sam Lang and said Lang obtained a new lease in Feb., 1672–3, for 99 years terminable on the lives of said Margaret Randall, Lang and Mary his wife at 30l. fine which was a high rate. A fine of 20l. may be sufficient for the present lease as the value of land has fallen.
Oct. 8.Fiat by same for royal letters patent to constitute George Shepheard, esq., Comptroller of Berwick port: to wit, the office he held at the death of Charles II.Ibid, p. 120.
Constitution and appointment by same of William Arnold, gent., to the office of steward and stewardship of the manor of Wicks Bishop in the parish of St. Clements in Ipswich and the manor of Waldringfield, co. Suffolk, which manors have been seized into the King's hands for payment of the fine of 10,000l. lately set on Sir Samuel Barnardiston in the King's Bench for misdemeanours.Ibid, p. 121.
Warrant by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Andrew Lawrence, Surveyor of the King's highways, of a house lately built by him in the parish of St. Martins in the Fields near the new road leading from Westminster to Knightsbridge near the King's gate there leading to Fulham, being 28 feet by 28 feet, with an adjoining yard 90 feet north thereof and in the occupation of Edward Mathews. The lease to be for 31 years from Lady day last at 12d. per an. rent and without fine in consideration of said Lawrence's cost in building said house and enclosing said land.Ibid, pp. 121–2.
Prefixing: constat and ratal of the premises made out by John Fisher in the absence of the Surveyor General of Crown Lands.
Oct. 8.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners approving the method of tobacco bonds and discounts as follows, as advised in their report of Sept. 28 last on the proposals of Mr. Jefferys et al., merchants, importers of tobacco from Virginia who desire that they may give bond for the new duties at three six months in three equal proportions and so to be free to deliver any part of said tobacco to any consumptioner or retailer; and likewise that the importer or buyer may have 12 months for re-export and further that they be allowed 8 per cent. for waste and allowance of discount if they wish to take up their bonds. Upon said proposals said Commissioners report that by order of July 31 last Treasurer Rochester gave order for admitting merchants importers of tobacco and sugar to 10 per cent. rebate on payment of duty in ready money and that the allowance of giving bond at three six months is equivalent to said rebate of 10 per cent. as far as the King's affairs are concerned, but of more convenience to the merchant: further that by the Lord Treasurer's order of Aug. 17 last 4 per cent. is allowed for waste and that such allowance may be made to such as give bond as abovesaid, provided always that every merchant shall enter his whole parcel [come] by any [single] ship and compound for the duties either by bonds at three six months or by payment of money down on rebate or otherwise to have no benefit hereof: and whereas the merchant is allowed 18 months in case he sells not and the buyer four months for the exportation of the said commodities "now in consideration that the whole duty is compounded for at the importation of the goods you have reported that you think it for the King's service that the time for exportation may be ascertained [fixed] to be within 12 months as well for the importer as the buyer of any goods so compounded for at the importation according to the practice of the additional duties in the Act of Tunnage and Poundage," and further that as to the merchants' desire to be admitted, on discount, to take up their bonds when their circumstances shall permit, direction be given to the Receiver General [of Customs] to do the same in such manner as he has been used to discount the payment of the [Customs of the] East India Company "to avoid distraction in the accounts of the Customs."Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 55.
Money warrant for 150l. to Dame Sophia Stuart for half a year to June 24 last on her annuity or pension.Money Book VI, p. 142.
Same for 9,332l. 3s. 4¾d. to Treasurer Rochester, Henry, Earl of Peterborough, Sidney, Lord Godolphin, Robt. Werden and Sir Edward Herbert, as Trustees for the Queen; for last Sept. 29 quarter on the several sums granted by the King to the Queen by the patent of Aug. 28 last ut supra, pp. 275–6.Ibid, p. 143.
Same for 500l. to Philip Burton, upon account, for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated Oct. 10 hereon.)Ibid, p. 143. Order Book I, p. 52.
Oct. 8.Money warrant for 1,000l. to Henry, Duke of Grafton, for one year to June 24 last on his pension as by the privy seal of Sept. 28 last. (Money order dated Oct. 13 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 143. Order Book I, p. 53.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to send unopened to the Queen's back stairs a box now in the Customs warehouse and directed to the Queen.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 154.
Same to Mr. Hewer to report on (a) infra.Ibid.
Appending: (a) petition to Treasurer Rochester from Thomas Harriot, serjeant under Capt. James Fortrey at Tangier for a considerable time, praying payment of his arrears, being in want.
Treasurer Rochester to Jno. Wilson, sheriff of co. Leicester. A fine has been set upon your county designed for the building of a common gaol there. What has been raised thereon remains in your hands. You are to keep it by you till you inform me how much it amounts to and you are to forbear levying anything more thereon till further order. What method have you taken in levying and proportioning said fine?Ibid.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Henry, Earl of Clarendon, William Chiffinch and Martin Folks for Tho. Chiffinch to be admitted their deputy in the office of one of the two searchers of Gravesend, he having been sent thither for training in his duty.Reference Book III, p. 170. Out Letters (General) VIII, p. 42.
Same by same to Marmaduke Darcy, Geo. Benyon and Robert Phillips of the petition of Mr. Knight for allowance [in his Wardrobe accounts] of 270l. for salary of himself and his brother, charges of privy seals etc. and 63l. 6s. 8d. for liveries to himself and his [late] father "in consideration of the great loss we sustained by the fire, preferring the saving all the King's accounts of the Wardrobe to our own goods"; and 25l. 12s. 4d. for disbursements upon bills signed in the Great Wardrobe.Reference Book III, p. 170.
Oct. 9.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of moneys directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.:Disposition Book IV, p. 85.
l.
Out of the Excise.
to Mr. Packer for the new buildings at Whitehall1,500
Out of Hearthmoney.
to the Queen's Trustees2,000
to Mr. Graham for the Privy Purse1,200
Out of the Letter Office money.
to Mr. Chiffinch200
£4,900
(Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the paper of the disposition of those revenues for the week ended the 6th inst.; said paper including for the Excise the items of 7,000l., 3,000l. and 2,000l. [ut supra, p. 354] the abovesaid item of 1,500l. [all payable out of the Exchequer] and 2,000l. for the Princess [Anne, payable out of the Excise Office on tallies]. Total disposition of the Excise 15,500l.: and for the Hearthmoney: the above two Hearthmoney items [payable out of the Exchequer] and 2,000l. to Mr. Toll in repayment of loan [payable direct out of the Hearthmoney Office on tallies]. Total disposition of the Hearthmoney, 5,200l.)
Oct. 9.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. In spite of my former letters you have stopped the goods of the Marquis de Valparaiso, Envoy from the King of Spain. They are to pass without further delay.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 155.
Same to same. Treasurer Rochester learns by letter from Bristol that Col. Trelawney has secured a vessel that came from Rotterdam to Lyme four hours after the late Duke of Monmouth landed there and that the tidewaiter found therein 40 pair of pistols wrapped in hemp and consigned to two disaffected persons; and that the vessel is designed in a few days for another voyage to Holland. You are to report on the whole matter and meanwhile to stop the vessel.Ibid.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Auditor Aldworth of the account of interest due to Charles Toll to Oct. 1 inst. on several sums by him advanced for the late King's service.Reference Book III, pp. 171–2.
Prefixing: said account.
l.s.d.
interest at 6 per cent. on 89,441l. principal from July 1 last to Oct. 11,352121
[interest] on 1,377l. 2s. 4d. of interest due at the foot of the last account from July 1 last to July 28, when it was paid at the Exchequer621
£1,358142
[Repayments of principal and] discount of interest thereon.
on 1,000l. repaid at the Excise Office July 11 last in part of a 9,000l. tally dated 1679, July 2812165
on 1,000l. repaid July 29 in full of said tally10104
on 1,000l. repaid Aug. 8 in part of a 5,000l. tally dated 1680–1, Jan. 48176
on 1,000l. repaid Aug. 18 in further part of said tally747
on 1,000l. repaid Aug. 22 as ditto6116
on 1,000l. repaid Aug. 31 as ditto5111
on 1,000l. repaid Sept. 7 in full of said tally31810
on 2,000l. repaid Sept. 16 in part of a 6,441l. tally dated 1682, April 214187
on 1,000l. repaid Sept. 24 in further part of said tally130
on 1,000l. repaid at the Hearthmoney Office Aug. 8 last in part of a 5,000l. tally dated 1684, May 27, struck in the name of Edward Noell8176
on 2,000l. repaid Aug. 18, in further part of said tally1493
on 1,000l. repaid Aug. 22 as ditto6116
on 1,000l. repaid Sept. 15 in full of said tally2127
on 1,000l. repaid Sept. 22 in part of a 5,000l. tally dated 1684, May 27, in the name of Edwd. Noell197
on 1,377l. 2s. 4d. repaid July 28 at the Exchequer, being said interest item ut supranil.
£9531
Total repayments of principal being 17,377l. 2s. 4d. leaving a balance of principal remaining due on the foot of this present account of 73,441l. and a balance of interest similarly due of 1,263l. 11s. 1d.
Oct. 9.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Auditor Aldworth of the account of interest due to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe to Sept. 29 last on moneys by them lent for his Majesty's service.Reference Book III pp. 173–4.
Prefixing: said account.
l.s.d.
interest on 213,617l. 16s. 3d. remaining due on the foot of their last account made up to 1685, June 24, being 60,700l. on the Customs, 69,917l. 16s. 3d. on Hearthmoney and 83,000l. on Excise3,40624
one per cent. deducted on 50,000l.132176
£3,273410
[Repayments of principal and deductions of interest thereon.]
on 2,000l. repaid July 14 last in part of 60,700l.2563
on 1,500l. repaid July 15 in part of 69,917l. 16s. 3d.18149
on 2,000l. repaid July 21 in part of 60,700l.2303
on 1,500l. repaid July 29 in part of 83,000l.1559
on 1,500l. repaid Aug. 8 in part of 83,000l.12164
on 4,000l. repaid Aug. 8 in part of 69,917l. 16s. 3d.34310
on 3,000l. repaid Aug. 18 in part of ditto20142
on 1,500l. repaid Aug. 18 in part of 83,000l.1071
on 1,500l. repaid Aug. 22 in part of ditto974
on 3,000l. repaid Aug. 22 in part of 69,917l. 16s. 3d.18149
on 1,500l. repaid Aug. 31 in part of 83,000l.730
on 1,500l. repaid Sept. 8 in part of ditto536
on 2,000l. repaid Sept. 22 in part of 69,917l. 16s. 3d.260
on 3,000l. repaid Sept. 28 in part of ditto0910
on 3,417l. 16s. 3d. repaid Sept. 29 in part of dittonil.
£2031210
Total repayments of principal, 32,917l. 16s. 3d. leaving a principal debt of 180,700l. still due on the foot of this present account: 56,700l. thereof on the Customs; 50,000l. thereof on the Hearthmoney and 74,000l. thereof on the Excise.
Total interest remaining due, 3,069l. 12s. 0d.
Full total of principal and interest remaining on the foot of this account, 183,769l. 12s. 0d.
Oct. 10.Henry Guy to the Receipt. The money now directed supra, p. 357, to be issued to the Queen's Trustees for her is to be paid to Col. Werden, one of the Trustees, by the Tellers. What authority shall be wanting from the other Trustees to vouch the payment shall be speedily sent you. This is to be forthwith despatched for the accommodation of the Queen's service.Disposition Book IV, p. 86.
Royal constitution and appointment of Sir Robert Wright, kt. (one of the Barons of the Exchequer) as one of the Justices of the King's Bench.King's Warrant Book X, p. 232.
The like of Sir Edward Nevill, kt. (a Serjeant at Law) as a Baron of the Coif of the Exchequer.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Visct. Cornbury, on payment of Customs some hose and holster caps, one embroidered gold and silver upon blue velvet, another all gold embroidered on green, etc., and some pieces of French copper fringe.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 155.
Same to same to pass, Customs free, the goods of the Marquis de Valparaisso, Envoy Extraordinary from Spain, in an English vessel, Capt. Douex.Ibid, pp. 155–6.
Appending: memorial concerning said goods (including old tapestry and a large portrait of the late Duke of Norfolk on horseback): part thereof being detained at Rochester, being ready to be transported to Spain.
Same to Mr. Darcy et al. to forthwith provide the following.Ibid, p. 157.
Appending: undated letter from the Earl of Ailesbury to Treasurer Rochester. The Queen has ordered six Dutch chairs and four Dutch screens of the same manner and pattern as will be shewed at the Queen's backstairs.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed case [missing] concerning the King's fines for alienations, commonly called the King's silver, in the King's dominions in America.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the Dutch Ambassadors' house in St. James's Square on Monday next to seal their goods which are going away.Ibid.