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'Entry Book: October 1685, 11-21', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 381-397. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82511 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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October 1685, 11-21

Oct. 22.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Visct. Cornbury's servant the hose and holster caps supra, p. 361.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 166.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed clause [missing] proposed by the Customs Commissioners to be added to the bill for the better collection of the Customs.Ibid.
Same to same to report on (a) infra.Ibid, pp. 166–7.
Appending: (a) a paper of queries on the following case, viz. a merchant ships out of England a parcel of tobacco for Holland and draws back by debenture the whole duties paid or secured inwards, except a halfpenny per lb. The same tobacco being stript in Holland, the leaf from the stalk, a merchant returns the stalks back to England. Note. Tobacco of the English Plantations cannot be imported from Holland. First query: Whether the continuance of returning tobacco stalks from Holland be not a direct importation and whether the same so imported by way of return be not forfeited, or what proof or law shall hinder its forfeiture; for by the Act of Frauds no tobacco, brandy or other goods therein enumerated can be imported from the Netherlands or Germany upon any pretence whatsoever. Second query: What course is fit for the [Customs] Commissioners to take; whether to receive the duty as for tobacco at first importation, in which case tobacco stalks must be allowed for tobacco and then the merchants will have the same pretence to ship out tobacco stalks from England and draw back as aforesaid for tobacco (which had been disallowed by the Commissioners as a very pernicious practice) or whether to receive the duty of the said tobacco stalks ad valorem or how else?
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Send an officer to the Duke of Hamilton's lodgings near St. James's to visit his goods that are going to Scotland.Ibid, p. 167.
Same to Mr. Fox to adjust the accounts of what is due to that part of Col. Hamilton's Regiment of Dragoons which is going to Ireland and forthwith to pay them up to Nov. 1 next.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte, enclosing a letter [missing, see supra, p. 380] dated Oct. 20 inst. from Sir William Stapleton concerning his [revenue] accounts as Governor of the Leeward Islands.Ibid.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Sir Robt. Sawyer, Attorney General, of the petition of Sir Hugh Middleton, praying to be recommended to the Lord Mayor of London for the place of one of the coal meters of London, his grandfather having performed eminent service for the said city by bringing in the New River water, almost to the ruin of his family and never had any acknowledgment from the city: the late King in the mayoralty of Sir Jno. Robinson having recommended Sir Richard [sic] and Sir Richard Browne to be coal meters, which office being of late much enlarged requires greater attendance.Reference Book III, p. 180.
Oct. 22.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands and to Auditor Sir William Godolphin of the petition of Lieut. Francis Hoblyn, owner and lord of the manor and lordship of Ruthin and Dyffryn Clwyd, co. Denbigh (as by a reference dated Whitehall, Aug. 24 last, from the King); shewing that same was purchased from Charles I by petitioner's ancestor, Sir Francis Crane, for 10,000l. and 243l. per an. as a fee farm rent for default of [payment of] which [said fee farm rent] (and whilst petitioner was in Virginia as eldest Lieutenant of the Royal Regiment) said manor, etc., was sequestered into the late King's hands and remains still under extent: therefore prays leave to go into the country to call the collectors to account in order to a discharge of said extent "and if your Majesty shall think fit to repurchase the said lordship and manors consisting of 17 parishes and near 2,000 tenants, your petitioner will most readily submit himself."Reference Book III, p. 183.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of the money now in the Exchequer reserved for the Queen) 667l. 16s. 7¼d. to me [Guy] for secret service by way of advance. The warrants for the regular issue hereof shall be sent as soon as passed.Disposition Book IV, p. 91.
Same to Col. Werden. The [above] 667l. 16s. 7¼d. for one quarter for the Queen is included in the money now reserved in the Exchequer for her Majesty and is to be paid by me to you and by you to be repaid to me out of her Majesty's rents when received.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 122l. 12s. 0d. to John Ady and John Cole.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox to adjust the accounts of what is due up to Nov. 1 next to that part of Col. Hamilton's Regiment of Dragoons which is going over to Ireland: and forthwith to pay them.Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney to employ Proger Fant as master of the boat at Deal, Dover and Sandwich at 40l. per an. salary and Nicholas Beach, Stephen Colt, Thomas Iffe and Symon Pratt as boatmen in said boat at 25l. per an. salary each; the said salaries to be paid "as the rest of the officers of the Excise in the country are paid."Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 126.
Oct. 23.Royal constitution and appointment of Sir Edward Herbert as Chief Justice of the King's Bench: during pleasure.King's Warrant Book X, p. 237.
Henry Guy to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands to report on the enclosed articles [missing] between the King and Sir Eliab Harvey for letting the paddocks [in New Park] therein mentioned.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 167.
Oct. 24.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Richard Graham of the petition of Mr. Crouch for the payment out of the estate of Mr. Cornish, convicted of high treason, of the 1,040l. owing to petitioner by said Cornish for Spanish wool; petitioner doubting not to be able to make considerable discoveries of said Cornish's estate.Reference Book III, p. 184.
Oct. 24.Henry Guy to Mr. Graham. The abovesaid Crouch will aid you in the discovery of Cornish's estate.Reference Book III, p. 185.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on (a) infra, and also on another paper [missing] concerning frauds [in the Customs].Ibid, p. 184.
Appending: (a) an account of what wrought silks have been entered at Dover since the additional duty was laid, viz. in July, 1685, four cases; in Aug. 3 cases, in Sept. 35 cases; total, 42 cases. In July, 1684 [before the new duty], 49 cases; in Aug. 24 cases; in Sept. 109 cases; total, 182 cases: being 142 cases less this year than last year. The King's loss in the Customs of the said 140 cases is 6,300l. [for three months] which means an annual loss in Dover port alone of 25,200l. The Customs of the said port for wrought silks doth not amount to one half of what it did in former years, notwithstanding the duty is five-fourths more than ever.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Auditor Done of the account of three bills of Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton of Crown law charges.Ibid, p. 185.
Prefixing. said account.l.s.d.
total of said three bills4,817188
remain upon our last account to 1684, Dec. 33,87853
£8,696311
received in part by warrant of the late Treasury Lords1,10000
55000
£1,65000
leaving a balance of 7,046l. 3s. 11d. due to accomptants.
Warrant by same for payment of the 100l. remaining unsatisfied on a money order of 1682, Sept. 6, for 150l. to Thomas Baker for half a year's salary to 1680, Nov. 2, as Consul General at Tripoli.Order Book I, p. 58.
Prefixing. copy of said order and of the recordatur of the payment 1682, Oct. 19, of 50l. thereon by Teller Sir Tho. Vernon.
Royal warrant to Sir John Dutton, Governor in Chief of Barbados, to make and despatch an account of all public moneys accruing to the King or raised within that island by Act of Assembly or otherwise for the uses of the Government or for any other occasion whatsoever and of all escheated lands or other forfeitures since your first arrival as Governor: and how same have been disposed of for his Majesty's service. Same is to be transmitted with all speed to the Lord Treasurer "that our pleasure may be known therein." (Royal letter dated same to Mr. Stede to the like effect.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 208. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 169–70.
Money warrant for 82l. 19s. 0d. to Anthony Segar; being 72l. 19s. 0d. for last Sept. 29 quarter for disbursements for the Treasury Office and 10l. for salary for said quarter's attendance at said Office. (Money order dated Oct. 26 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 154. Order Book I, p. 58.
Oct. 24.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to pay 15l. to Sir Henry Brabant, one of the Customers of Newcastle port, for a view of said port and along the coast as far as Berwick made by him in 1684 to give orders to all officers to be very watchful that no arms should be landed in any of those places but to seize same, it being of great consequence to his Majesty's service.Money Book VI, pp. 154–5.
Allowance by same of the Excise Office salary bill for last Sept. 29 quarter (total, 4,759l. the details ut supra, pp. 131–2).Ibid, p. 155.
The like of the Hearthmoney Office salary bill for said quarter (total, 542l. 10s. 0d.: the details ut supra, p. 131, with a few changes).
Warrant by same to William Hewer, Treasurer for Tangier, to pay 118l. 10s. 0d. to John Dennis for pay 1683, April 1, to 1684, May 1, as Quartermaster to Capt. Alexander Mackenny's Troop of Horse; first deducting what has been advanced him and what is due from him to the late inhabitants of Tangier.Ibid, p. 164.
Appending: said Dennis's undated receipt for 118l. 10s. 0d. in discharge hereof.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to advance (out of the loans on the duty on French linens etc.) 369l. 7s. 6d. to Visct. Falkland, Treasurer of the Navy, to be by him paid to such person as Treasurer Rochester shall direct for his Majesty's immediate service. (Same to Visct. Falkland to pay same to Capt. Mathew Aylmer as royal bounty.)Disposition Book IV, p. 91.
Same to same to advance to me [Guy] for secret service, 1,102l. 14s. 6d. out of the following funds, viz. 398l. 15s. 8d. out of Customs, 651l. 3s. 8d. out of the money of the Letter Office, 52l. 15s. 2d. out of the Alienation [Office] money. The regular warrants for the issue hereof shall be sent as soon as they can be passed.Ibid, p. 92.
Same to Admiral Herbert. Treasurer Rochester has commanded me to pay you 1,072l. 3s. 0d. which you may receive presently. You are to pay it to Joseph Tomlinson to be by him paid to several tradesmen for bills for things furnished to his Majesty's Robes when Duke of York, viz. for the year ending 1684, Dec. 25.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Hasten your report on the petition of John Rous referred to you Aug. 3 last.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 168.
Same to Visct. Falkland to pay to Edward Randolph the 500l. which is directed to be issued to you for him for buying masts. (Same to the Navy Commissioners to make forth a bill of imprest for said sum.)Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the two enclosed bills [missing] relating to the Customs after hearing Mr. Peirce about them.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Pepys to attend Treasurer Rochester next Tuesday about settling the business of the repair of the Victualling Office with the late Victuallers. (The like notice to the Navy Commissioners. Also bring with you a particular account of what bills of exchange are now due.)Ibid, p. 169.
Oct. 24.Henry Guy to Mr. Fox [Paymaster of the Forces] for a certificate from what time the Royal Regiment of Foot under the Earl of Dunbarton came on the establishment, England. You are to stop the pay of Major Douglas and Capt. Munroe till further order.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 169.
Same to Mr. Thompson. Treasurer Rochester is willing you stay one month more in town, but at the end of it you are to go forthwith for Ireland.Ibid.
Same to Sir William Stapleton. The account Treasurer Rochester expects of you is of all such moneys as you yourself have received.Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Capt. Tho. Paulden for the office of a coal metre, London port, and on Sir Hugh Middleton's petition for the like place referred to you the 22nd inst.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Dering. The Lord Treasurer agrees to the establishment of two additional clerks to your office of Comptroller [of Hearthmoney] and recommends Hinton Rogers for one of them.Ibid.
[?]Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of a clause which the Customs Commissioners desire to be inserted in the bill for the better collecting the Customs which now lies before you.Ibid.
Oct. 24.Same to Mr. Hewer, enclosing the resolutions as follow of Treasurer Rochester on the [petitions of the] persons as follow relating to the affairs of Tangier.Ibid, pp. 170–1.
Mary Cooper, mo[ther] to Jos. Cooper, deceased. Her son's arrears of 5l. 11s. 6d. to be paid to her.
Mary Hawtin, relict of Fra. Hawtin, chir[urgeon's] mate to Col. Trelawney; Tho. Herriot; John Clifton and 10 soldiers more; John Reape and William Stroud; Jer. Winstanley and William Hall; Serj. Dennis, Bryan Carney, drummer; Antho, Francis and Andrew Gormon; Tho. Powell; William Doggett; Jon. Mould; Jon. Beckham; Rob. Cotton; Geo. Pevan; Jam. Scot, late arm[oure]r for himself and two servants: upon their producing their respective Captains' discharges and certificate of what is due to them and verification thereof from the muster roll they are to be paid six months of their arrears for their service in Tangier garrison; but where they are indebted a proportion is to be stopped towards satisfying their creditors.
William Smith, late Mayor of Tangier. As this petitioner both as to his pretensions to the Hospital and houses has fared better than any of the inhabitants anything further is deferred until the money now ordered to be issued be paid away to the inhabitants, officers and soldiers.
Lieut. Francis Gorman. Upon the Captain's certificate he is to be paid the 6l. 3s. 3d. arrear due to Edmd. Heather, a deceased soldier: he is to give the widow 1l. 13s. 0d. out of it.
Ed. Roth, Jam. Gorman and Phi. Stafford. It is not reasonable to stop the money due to Sarah Halsall for paying her husband's debts, since she renounced and several of the creditors administered to his estate.
James Gorman. The money due to Edw. Roth for debts from the military officers is to be stopped till further order.
Mr. Senhouse. In case there be a remain of money after the inhabitants, officers and soldiers are paid this petitioner will be considered.
Mr. Hughes, late min[iste]r of Tangier. When the money due to the Church shall be stopped from the officers who owe it (which is recommended to your care to see done) direction for relief of the persons concerned therein shall be given.
Laur. Ross and Jam. Harwood. Upon their making oath that the papers making out their debts were lost as they affirm and [provided] that the officers from whom the said debts were due have no reason to except against the same you are to take care that they receive their proportions of debt in the same manner with the rest of the inhabitants.
Ed. Cheston. Respited till the money ordered to be issued out to the officers, soldiers and inhabitants be paid.
Mr. Horsdernell. It is not reasonable to order any part of the debt he pretends to from Lieut. Dunn until he makes out his pretensions to the widow's satisfaction.
Ed. Tessin. It is not reasonable to make any other allowance for proprieties in houses than what was mentioned in the report given in to Lord Dartmouth.
Ruth Swansbury. His Lordship does not think fit to order the remainder of her debt. She shall receive what is due when the rest of the inhabitants of Tangier receive the latter moiety of debts due to them.
Isabel Ramsey. 5l. is to be paid her as royal bounty in full of all her pretensions.
Oct. 24.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney to employ two clerks more for the assistance of the Comptroller of the Hearthmoney revenue; the late Treasury Lords having sanctioned an Accountant General of Hearthmoney at 100l. per an. (as had been used by the late [Hearthmoney Farmers or] Managers) but the Commissioners having since put that duty upon the Comptroller whereby the Accountant became useless and has been omitted from the last two salary bills of the Hearthmoney, but it is now found that the office of Comptroller requires that he take an account of all charges and discharges arising from the particular [Receivers'] books, thereby to comptroll the whole of that revenue so that said two clerks will be needed. The said 100l. per an. saved as above is to be appointed for their salaries.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 127.
Fiat by same for royal letters patent to constitute Nicholas Booker searcher of Kingston on Hull loco Tho. Nisbett and Philip Nisbett (sons of Thomas Nisbett of York city) thereto appointed by patent dated 1678, May 11, in reversion of George Moore (who died 1682, Aug. 22, as appears by the oath of Ralph Porter) but who have forfeited their interest therein by non-appearance.Ibid, p. 128.
Oct. 26.Warrant from Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to receive from William Hewer, Treasurer for Tangier, so many unsatisfied tallies in his hands stricken on the Customs as amount to 10,000l. and in lieu thereof to deliver him the like value in East India bonds (except such thereof as are for the new impositions, which are appropriated by Parliament) to the end he may receive the money thereupon.Money Book VI, p. 159.
Appending: list of 12 of such bonds for a total of 15,088l. 6s. 9d. and due on different dates from 1685, Oct. 15, to 1686, June 24.
Same by same to the Receipt to issue to Philip Packer on the order of April 4 last in his name as Paymaster of the Works, 500l. for one year to April 1 last for the repair of Audley End; and 400l. for one year for his Majesty's paving in extraordinary.Ibid, p. 166.
Henry Guy to Mr. Harbord to attend the Lord Treasurer immediately on receipt hereof.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 171.
[?]Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] for the advance of the revenue of Excise upon spirits. You are to hear Mr. Tho. Hutchins thereon.Ibid.
Oct. 26.Same to the Wine Licence Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Hammond and several other vintners, whether it will not be prejudicial to the King that the petitioners be translated to the Vintners' Company as they desire.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for a certificate what money has been issued at the Exchequer to Sir Samuel Morland for the engine which he erected at Windsor in 1682 for conveying water up to the Castle there. (The like letter, struck through, to Mr. Roberts, [Receiver of the Honor of Windsor].)Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to the Count de Grammont's lodgings over against the George Tavern in the Pall Mall to visit his goods in order to their transportation to France, whither said Count is going.Ibid.
Same to the Attorney and Solicitor General. Hasten your opinion on the bill for the better collection of the Customs and the additional clauses to the same which I lately sent you.Ibid, p. 172.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed paper [missing, see infra, pp. 395–6] of variations from the Acts of Tunnage and Poundage and Book of Rates.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer, enclosing the petition [missing] of Mr. James Brady. If true, you are to pay him 33l. 17s. 6d. in addition to the 10l. 14s. 6d. he has already received. You are to take care to deduct said 33l. 17s. 6d. out of his pay when it comes in course to be paid.Ibid, p. 173.
Fiat by Treasurer Rochester for letters patent to appoint Hugh Bantock as one of the King's waiters, London port, to wit, the office he held at the death of Charles II.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 129.
Oct. 26.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton of the petition of William Haveland (as by a reference from the King dated Windsor, Sept. 5 last), petitioner shewing that the late King by order in Council directed a method for merchants, sailors and factors to proceed by so that no complaint might be afterwards made concerning persons sent to the Plantations: that he has acted in accordance therewith yet hath been lately convicted and fined 500 marks which he is unable to pay: prays a discharge thereof.Reference Book III, p. 185.
Same by same to William Hewer of the petition of Widow Henderson for repayment of a proportion of some bills that were lost coming from Tangier.Ibid, p. 186.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sam. Heyne (as by a reference from the King dated Aug. 9 last): petitioner praying for the office of Comptroller General of the alien duty or petty Customs and navigation duty with a retrospection [thereof] for three years past.Ibid.
Appending: note of the papers annexed thereto: viz. Mr. Courtney's opinion concerning the Alien duty; an account entered in the Customs House concerning the same; a certificate from Col. Strangwaies.
Same by same to Auditor Aldworth of the statement of account of interest due to Lord Churchill.Ibid.
Prefixing: said account.
l.s.d.
for 6 per cent. interest to Sept. 29 last on 2,000l. lent to the King Jan. 3 last8889
and also upon an order in the name of Mr. Herne for 3,000l. upon the reward of 2 per cent. per an. from the 26th of May, 1683, to the 29th of Sept., 16848014
£169211¾
Same by same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney of the petition of Adam Bellamy and Tho. Woodward for an allowance on the additional duty on a tun of overproof brandy ordered before the sitting of the last Parliament, but which by contrary winds was kept six weeks beyond seas and only arrived in July last.Ibid, p. 187.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Miller for the weigher's place in Plymouth port loco Edward Seymour, deceased; petitioner having been bred a merchant.Ibid.
Same by same to William Blathwaite of the petition of Okeover and Lovett shewing that being credibly informed of several silver mines and one gold mine in Virginia they petitioned for same offering the King a [royalty of a] third of the profits: that on Blathwaite's report thereon a warrant was ordered but said report is mislaid: therefore praying that a warrant may be made upon authentic copies of said report with the additional particulars as follow, viz.: the lease to be for 51 years; no persons to have liberty to work in any mines unless employed by petitioners; petitioners to have liberty to carry over 100 grovers or labourers; the Governor [of Virginia] to be ordered at all times to protect petitioners and their labourers in case of molestation either by the Indians or other persons; petitioners to be allowed to carry over 100 musqueteirs or fusees.Ibid, pp. 187–8.
Oct. 26.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to William Hewer of the petition of Edw. Chapman, late a captive in Barbary; shewing that he served as a Trooper in Tangier till he was taken by the Moors and after seven years' slavery paid his ransom with his own money; being no longer able to subsist prays 10l. without which he must certainly perish.Reference Book III, p. 188.
Same by same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton of the petition of Capt. Morris, shewing that the King granted him the fine of 400 marks set upon William Leake, an attorney for high misdemeanour; that said Leake designing not to pay has dealt with the gaoler of Shrewsbury for the liberty of the town; that petitioner is advised by the Deputy Lieutenants of the county to get Leake made a close prisoner if he hopes to have the said fine: therefore prays an order for Leake to be kept in close custody.Ibid.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thom. Bridgeman, customer of Ipswich port, for his patent fee of 55l. 6s. 8d. for a year past and for a dormant warrant for same for the future as it falls due or for a concurrent patent for his salary if necessary.Ibid, p. 189.
Same by same to William Blathwayte of the petition of Robt. Smith, Major General of Virginia, reciting a petition to the late King for pay of his arrears, on which the late Treasury Lords reported advising that his good services be requited out of the quit rents of Virginia when it appeared what the yearly value of them would be: therefore prays a pension for life or a term of years out of said quit rents.Ibid.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Baines (a deputy King's waiter, London port) praying for a landwaiter's place, London port loco Mr. Sparks, who is expected to remove.Ibid, p. 190.
Same by same to same of the petition of Michael Cornish for a tidesman's place, London port.Ibid, p. 195.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for an annuity or yearly sum of 10,000l. to Maria, Queen Consort of England: to be payable quarterly out of any unappropriated money in the Exchequer as from Sept. 29 last: the King being pleased that same be paid to her over and above her jointure.King's Warrant Book X, p. 204.
Further 5,000l. is hereby to be paid her, being for the half year to Sept. 29 after the rate of 10,000l. per an. To be without accompt.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant or confirmation to Joane Ellesdon, Antho. Ellesden, Cha. Ellesden, Ann Ellesden and Mary Ellesden of their pensions ut supra, pp. 283–4, and for payment of the arrears thereon from 1683, Christmas, out of the Customs of Lyme port except such duties as are appropriated by Act of Parliament: their father, William Ellesdon, being lately deceased.Ibid, pp. 204–5.
Oct. 26.Five royal sign manuals for respectively 1,102l. 14s. 6d. 400l., 500l., 500l. and 667l. 16s. 7¼d. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without accompt: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of Oct. 14 inst. (Five money warrants dated Oct. 26 hereon. Four money orders dated Oct. 29 hereon. The omission of the fifth order for 667l. 16s. 7¼d. is probably a clerical slip.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 205. Money Book VI, p. 155. Order Book I, p. 60.
Royal warrant dormant to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces, to pay, out of the establishment of the Forces, to Sir Christopher Musgrave his fee or allowance of 10s. a day quarterly as from Michaelmas last as Commander and Governor of the town and castle of Carlisle, which office was granted him by patent dated Mar. 28 last with said fee as from 1684, Christmas: the said fee having been by deed dated Sept. 21 last surrendered to the King by said Musgrave to the intent the like fee for the said government might be paid to him by the Paymaster of the Forces and for that purpose might be inserted in the establishment of the Forces: and likewise to pay him forthwith what is due on said fee from 1684, Christmas, to 1685, Michaelmas.King's Warrant Book X, p. 206.
Oct. 27.Money warrant for 50l. to John Pottinger, Comptroller of the Pipe, for half a year to Sept. 29 last for the services of himself and clerks in issuing process against Popish Recusants etc. (Money order dated Oct. 29 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 156. Order Book I, p. 60.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Excise Commissioners to allow 160l. to the owners, adventurers and fishermen of Great Yarmouth for one year to Sept. 29 last on the allowance to them for the Excise of beer for their North Sea and herring fishery.Money Book VI, p. 156.
Money warrant for 10,000l. to Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, as imprest for the service of the Chamber. (Money order dated Oct. 31 hereon.)Ibid, p. 156. Order Book I, p. 61.
Same for 25l. to John Rogers and Anne his wife for last Sept. 29 quarter on their annuity or pension.Money Book VI, p. 156.
Same for 15l. to Ursula Elliot, widow, for same quarter on her annuity.Ibid, p. 157.
Same for 18l. 5s. 0d. to Robt. Ford for half a year to June 24 last on his fees or allowances of 12d. a day as keeper of his Majesty's house at Newmarket and the stables and outhouses there and of 12d. a day for keeping his Majesty's gardens there.Ibid.
Same for 250l. to Sir William Killegrew for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his annuity or pension.Ibid.
Same for 200l. to Francis Mansell for one year to 1684, Christmas, on his same.Ibid.
Same for 37l. 10s. 0d. to Nicholas Estoll for three quarters to Sept. 29 last on his same. (Money order dated Oct. 31 hereon.)Ibid, pp. 157–8. Order Book I, p. 61.
Oct. 27.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay 96l. 12s. 0d. to Thomas Robson, clerk or paymaster of the bills of impost, being for a [wine] impost bill due to Sir James Smith, present Lord Mayor, and the sheriffs and others of London: to be as in part of 3,675l. for impost bills for the year commencing Christmas last.Money Book VI, p. 158.
Same by same to Hugh Mason, of Kingston upon Hull (appointed by a Treasury instrument dated 1684, Aug. 19, to execute the office of Comptroller of Hull on the death of Thomas Thornton) to keep in his hands so much of the sum of 121l. 11s. 11d. (the profits of said office from 1684, July 21, the day of said Thornton's death) as will pay your own service after the rate of the allowance usually made to the Deputy Comptroller of said port and out of the residue to pay 26l. 13s. 4d. to Frances, widow of Capt. William Thornton, and to (pay the residue to Thomas Mytton, esq., the present Comptroller there, struck through) keep the residue till further order from Treasurer Rochester: the said Mason having given bond with Gustavus Young and Robt. Mason, junr., both of said port to so account for said profits.Ibid, p. 152.
Same by same to same to pay to Thomas Mytton, present Comptroller of Hull port, the remainder of the abovesaid 121l. 11s. 11d.Ibid, p. 158.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver Visct. Cornbury's horses and other things, on his satisfying the officers.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 172.
Same to the Lord Chancellor to pass the Commissions for finding the London and Middlesex estate of Cornish, the traitor.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Graham, by desire of the Customs Commissioners, to move the King's Bench to set the fine for the misdemeanour committed by Julius Deeds in falsifying an inquisition of murder against the [Customs] officers of Dover.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Gibson and Mr. Cooper to adjust the accounts of the several agents or deputies for sick and wounded in the last [Dutch] war and to certify what each of them is indebted to the King thereon. Certify the names of those who neglect to make up their accounts by the time appointed by you.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Griffin [Treasurer of the Chamber]. Send Treasurer Rochester your answer on the enclosed petition [missing] of Mary Doule, herbwoman to their Majesties.Ibid.
Same to Col. Kirke to similarly send answer to the enclosed petition [missing] of John Haveman.Ibid, p. 173.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to report on the enclosed letter [missing] sent by Mr. Trinder (Tinder) to me [Guy] about Wendover Lownds and Mr. Weckett; and on said Trinder's petition already referred to you.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer, enclosing Ensign Bernard Tessin's petition and Col. Kirke's report thereon [both missing]. If petitioner's demands be comprehended within the six months now intended to be paid, you are to pay him his proportion. What warrants are necessary to authorise this payment you are to prepare for Treasurer Rochester to sign.Ibid.
Oct. 27.Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier to pay Mr. James Waring, Customer of Berwick, his salary of 24l. per an. as by the dormant warrant of the 17th inst.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 173.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to establish four men more for the sloop lately in the service of the Customs under the command of Capt. Knight and now under the direction of Mr. Carter to prevent the transportation of wool; her crew of six men being sufficient for Customs work but not for the service of looking out for the shallops that transport wool which are usually well manned and armed: so that Capt. Knight when he stood out towards the coast of France to look after such shallops did at his own charge bear four men more than the established number.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 58.
Same by same to same to establish and pay the salary of 80l. per an. for Gyles Dowle from Lady day last for his employment in destroying and suppressing the growth of tobacco in the counties of Gloucester, Worcester, Hereford and Warwick in which work he was employed by order in Council upon the motion of the late Treasury Lords.Ibid.
Oct. 28.Reference by same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Katherine Williams for pardon of the fine of 100l. set on her at Croydon sessions for a misdemeanour, for which fine she has lain in the Marshalsea since March last; this being her first offence.Reference Book III, p. 189.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Crowe for a tidewaiter's place, London port.Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of Mris. Larkham, relict of Tho. Larkham, who was surety in 1,000l. for Thomas Miller, collector of Weymouth port, who died in prison indebted to the King, whereupon petitioner's husband was arrested and soon after also died and petitioner's goods seized for the debt: prays stay of proceedings till some essays be made for regaining Miller's plantations in Carolina seized by the rebels.Ibid, p. 190.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the pay of Sir William Stapleton's salary as Governor of the Leeward Islands and for the pay of the two Foot Companies there as follows. The Governor in Chief of the Leeward Isles was by Charles II allowed 700l. per an. for his pay or entertainment which [sum] he was to receive out of the Exchequer in England until such time as the island of St. Christopher should be in a condition to pay him the like yearly sum and so proportionally for any part of said sum as it should grow payable out of said island. It appears by certificate of the Auditor of the Receipt that said yearly sum has been paid [out of the English Exchequer] to Sir William Stapleton as Governor in Chief of the said Island[s] until 1681, June 24.King's Warrant Book X, pp. 202–3.
By an establishment dated 1670–1, Mar. 8, the pay and entertainment of two Foot Companies, of 80 soldiers each besides officers, in said Islands was settled at 2,778l. 10s. 8d. per an. and said establishment and the contingents thereof has been paid at the Exchequer or otherwise up to 1681, July 7.
The privy seals by which the pay of said Governor and said Companies was issued at the [English] Exchequer are become void by the death of Charles II. [In renewal thereof] it is hereby ordered that the arrears of said 700l. per an. (which for four years from 1681, Jan. 24, amount to 2,800l.) be paid and also the quarterly payments on said yearly sum in future during pleasure or till such time as the said island of St. Christopher shall be in a condition to pay the said yearly sum or proportionably thereof: to be received by him without account.
Further the arrears of pay due to said two Companies not exceeding 2,778l. 10s. 8d. per an. for four years from 1681, July 7, are hereby to be paid to said Stapleton as imprest: and payments on the said establishment from 1685, July 7, are hereby to be made to him from time to time by such proportions and in such manner as the Lord Treasurer shall find necessary. (Royal warrant dated Oct. 17 for said privy seal.)
Oct. 28.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of such moneys of the Customs, Excise and Hearthmoney as are directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer with the 1,600l. of Excise money now remaining there, viz.Disposition Book IV, pp. 92, 93.
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 the Treasurer of the Ordnance1,00000
to the Earl of Kinnoul by [way of] advance50000
to Phillip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, on the ordinary of the Works1,00000
to ditto for the vault for the late King68100
to ditto for repairing the Duke of Grafton's lodgings15600
to Mr. Graham for the Privy Purse1,00000
to Mr. Roberts for Windsor Works50000
£5,824100
Out of the Excise.
to the Paymaster of the Forces5,00000
to the Duke of Northumberland1,50000
to the Duke of Southampton37500
to Mr. Gwynn, half a year of his pension75000
Out of Hearthmoney.
to the Treasurer of the Chamber as in part of one quarter for his Office3,00000
Out of the money of the Letter Office.
to Mr. Burton for carrying on Crown law suits50000
to me [Guy] for secret service by [way of] advance20000
to [ditto] more by [way of] advance50000
Out of loans on the duties on French linens etc.
to the Paymaster of the Forces7,00000
£24,649100
(Same dated Oct. 27 to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for this week, said paper including the above nine Customs items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following item [payable direct out of the Customs Office on tallies] viz. 1,000l. to Sir Hugh Cholmley in repayment of loan. Total disposition of the Customs, 6,824l. 10s. 0d.) (Same dated Oct. 27 to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper of disposition of the cash of those revenues; said paper including for the Excise the above four Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz. 2,000l. to Prince George of Denmark; 1,500l. to Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe in repayment of loan; 1,604l. for the salaries of the inferior officers of the Excise for last Sept. 29 quarter. Total disposition of the Excise, 12,729l.: and for the Hearthmoney the abovesaid Hearthmoney item [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable direct out of the Hearthmoney Office on tallies] viz. 2,000l. to Mr. Toll in repayment of loan; 542l. 10s. 0d. for last Sept. 29 quarter's salary bill of the Hearthmoney. Total disposition of the Hearthmoney, 5,542l. 10s. 0d.)
Oct. 28.Henry Guy to Sir Christopher Wrenn. It is the King's pleasure that you be concerned in the business that Sir Sam Morland is about relating to the mill at Windsor. Money shall be presently furnished for doing all the particulars in your report of the 10th inst. except the last about securing the pipe which will come to 150l., which his Majesty will not have done yet, but it is to be done before he goes to Windsor in the spring.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 173.
Same to Mr. Burton to pay Edward Sing (Syng) 39l. 16s. 6d. for his charges in pursuing and taking Dangerfeild Mar. 20 [last] and for Mr. Marke Hamilton's charges for attendance in town to give evidence against him and for Tho. Beake's charges.Ibid, pp. 176–7.
Appending: bill of said charges as certified by Richard Graham and P. Burton Aug. 7 last.
Oct. 29.Same to the Navy Commissioners. As Mr. Pepys has gone to Sheerness with Lord Dartmouth, Treasurer Rochester has put off the matter of the repairs of the Victualling Office. (The like notice to Major Brett and partners, late Victuallers of the Navy.)Ibid, p. 174.
Same to Rupert Brown. The hearing by the Lord Treasurer of the business between you and Col. Vernon is put off as Serj. Birch cannot attend in a morning this term time.Ibid.
Oct. 30.Money warrant for 500l. to Philip Burton, upon account: for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated Oct. 31 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 159. Order Book I, p. 61.
Same for 750l. to Francis Gwynn for half a year to June 24 last on his annuity or pension. (Money order dated Oct. 31 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 160. Order Book I, p. 61.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Auditor and the Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall to allow and pay 200l. to William Harbord for one year to Sept. 29 last on his annuity as Surveyor General of Crown Lands: with dormant clause for payment of said annuity half yearly out of the revenue of said Duchy.Money Book VI, p. 160.
Money warrant for 30,688l. 6s. 9d. to Anthony Sturt for the surplus of his Tangier victualling account to the 26th inst. ut supra, p. 318. (Money order dated Oct. 31 hereon.)Ibid, p. 161. Order Book I, p. 64.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Receipt for tallies on the Tenths of the dioceses concerned for 106l. 5s. 0d. to Elizabeth Hamilton for last Sept. 29 quarter on the unassigned moiety of the annuity of 850l. for her children; and for 125l. for same quarter on the annuity of 500l. for herself.Money Book VI, pp. 161–3.
for 106l. 5s. 0d. to James Hamilton for same quarter on his assigned portion of said 850l. per an.
Money warrant for 34l. 15s. 0d. each to Benjamin Coling and Nathaniell Cox for three quarters to Sept. 29 last as keepers of the Council Chamber.Ibid, p. 163.
Same for 125l. to Ann Atwood, one of the daughters of Sir John Lawson, for half a year to June 24 last on her annuity or pension.Ibid, p. 165.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of the money of the Alienation Office) 100l. to me [Guy] for secret service on a money order of July 31 last; and 15l. to Mris. Ursula Elliott.Disposition Book IV, p. 93.
Same to Mr. Hewer to report on the enclosed petition [missing].Out Letters (General) IX, p. 173.
Same to Sir Nicholas Butler, enclosing the opinion of Sir R. Sawyer, Attorney General, on the case concerning the duty on tobacco stalks supra, p. 381. "I am of opinion that tobacco stalks, being part of tobacco, imported from Holland, whether the tobacco were exported from hence thither or no, will be forfeited: and I conceive it advisable to proceed against it as such and not to receive any Customs for it least greater inconveniences than do now appear may arise to his Majesty's Customs thereby."Ibid, p. 174.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing the Attorney General's opinion on the following paper. You are to hasten your report on the two bills which Mr. Peirce brought you.Ibid, p. 175.
Appending: (a) said paper. By the late Act of Parliament the subsidies of Tunnage and Poundage are made payable to the present King from Feb. 6 last for life in the same manner as granted by the Act of Tunnage and Poundage to the late King, without taking notice of or confirming some other Acts of Parliament which had repealed or altered some of the duties imposed by the said Act. The differences are as follow.
By the Act of 25 Car. II, c. 6, for taking off aliens' duties upon native commodities those goods upon exportation are to be free. By the Act of Customs they were to pay a quarter part more than natives.
By the Act of 15 Car. II, c. 7, for encouragement of Trade, coals to the Plantations are to pay 1s. per chalder; by the Act of Customs they were to pay 5s.
By the same Act bullion exported is to be free. By the Act of Customs its export was prohibited except by the King's warrant.
By the Act for the Improvement of Tillage 22 Car. II, c. 13, all persons may transport the following commodities though they exceed the price mentioned in the Act for Tunnage and Poundage on payment of 1s. for every barrel of butter (3s. under the Act of Customs); 4d. for every hundred [weight] of cheese (1s. under the Act of Customs); 1s. for every cow or heifer, ox or steer (ad valorem under the Act of Customs); 5s. for every horse (3l. 6s. 8d. under the Act of Customs); 5s. for every mare (6l. 6s. 8d. under the Act of Customs); 5s. for every gelding (10s. under the Act of Customs).
By the Act of 22 and 23 Car. II, c. 13, for exporting beer, ale and mum, beer exported in English ships pays one and in strangers' ships one [shilling per tunn] (respectively 2s. and 6s. under the Act of Customs) but upon the latter Act all the Excise is repaid.
The opinion of Counsel upon the above Act of 25 Car. II, c. 6, is that it is not in force against the present Act of Tunnage and Poundage, but that the aliens' duty ought to be levied as before the making of that Act.
And it is supposed that the other three forementioned Acts stand upon the same ground and reason, but the opinion of Counsel has not been taken therein.
And a further question will arise upon all of them which is that since there is no repealing clause or words in the present Act of Tunnage and Poundage as to any part of them, but a new duty granted, whether the duties imposed thereby [by the above several Acts] be not payable also over and above the present grant of the Customs.
And another question will arise particularly upon the Act of 25 Car. II concerning the exportation of bullion whether that Act be not in force against the old Acts of 9 Edw. III, 5 Ric. III, 7 Ric. III, 2 Hy. VI, and 19 Hy. VII, and if so whether it be not chargeable by the present Act of Parliament for poundage at 12d. per £ value as all unrated goods are.
(b) Undated statement of opinion by Sir R. Sawyer, Attorney General, hereon. "I have considered of this paper and of the Acts therein mentioned and do conceive that those Acts as to the lessening of the duties from what were imposed by the Act for the Subsidy of Tunnage and Poundage are repealed and the duties must be paid according to the Act revived, but not both duties; for though there are no express words of repeal yet by restoring the former Act those Acts which operated in diminution of that Act are repealed. As to the liberty of exporting bullion the Act for exporting of bullion of 15 Car. II is of force against the ancient prohibiting laws, but it must pay the duty ad valorem by the revived Act for the Customs."
Oct. 31.Money warrant for 4,000l. to the Earl of Rochester for half a year to June 24 last on his allowance as Lord Treasurer. (Money order dated Oct. 31 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 161. Order Book I, p. 60.
Dormant warrant from Treasurer Rochester to Sir William Waller, Farmer of the Prizage and Butlerage, to pay the rent of 500l. per an. (and all arrears thereon) to Visct. Grandison and Sir Edward Villiers as in trust for George Fitz Roy, Duke of Northumberland, as by the patent of 25 Car. II, being the rent of said Prizage and Butlerage of Wines as granted by James I to Sir Thomas Waller for a term of years still in being.Money Book VI, p. 164.
Henry Guy to Mr. Darcy et al. for a certificate when the Children of the Chapel [Royal] had their last liveries.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 177.
Same to Mr. Trant and Mr. Bridges. In answer to yours of the 27th, Auditor Aldworth thinks he ought not to part with the [Hearthmoney] audits and abstracts (to the truth whereof your auditors have sworn) as they are the principal vouchers of his report. He will deliver you copies on your paying the transcriber.Ibid.
Same to the Duchess of Cleveland. Let Treasurer Rochester know if you have any objections to the enclosed petition [missing] of the Earl of Berkeley.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Mr. Cowley, the undersearcher, is willing to surrender his patent with a view to a new grant thereof to him and Anthony Meeke.Ibid.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the case of the Forest of A.Reference Book III, p. 188.
Prefixing: note of said case signed J. Taylor, April 11 last. "The case of the Forest of A stated: the several queries and objections answered; the King's power and prerogative in disposing the same according to his royal will and pleasure, to improve by fencing, tillage and manuring the same for a public good notwithstanding the dissenting of any inhabitants by reason of their prescribing to have common in the said forest that is not in the Regard of the forest."
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 500l. to me [Guy] for secret service: out of the loans on the duty on linens, etc.Disposition Book IV, p. 94.