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'Entry Book: November 1685, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 397-413. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82512 Date accessed: 23 September 2014.


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November 1685, 1-10

Nov. 2.Same to the Solicitor General. Hasten your opinion on the bill concerning the Customs and the additional clauses thereto.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 177.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed papers [missing] viz. a proposal of Thomas Forth; a memorial of the late Farmers of the 4s. per chalder on sea coals; and a third paper concerning the duties on tobacco.Ibid, p. 178.
Same to Mr. Peirse, enclosing the Customs Commissioners' presentment [missing] concerning their draft of the two bills. You are to attend Treasurer Rochester next Thursday [hereon].Ibid.
Direction by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order of the King in Council dated Windsor Castle, Sept. 27, for a general licence to be granted for the importation of gum Seneca for six months to commence one month's time after date of this order: all upon reading the Customs Commissioners' report on the petition of Joseph Thompson of London, merchant, praying for licence for importation of gum Seneca.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 59.
Nov. 2.Fiat by Treasurer Rochester for letters patent to constitute Anthony Meeke and Robert Cowley one of the five undersearchers in London port loco said Robert Cowley.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 130.
Report by same to the King on the petition of James Sartre, French minister, petitioner having set forth that he has in his hands an order of the late King for 15,000 French livres lent by his family and a bond of 7,000 livres furnished by the same family for the necessaries of five men of war belonging to the late King that were at Toulon under the command of Prince Rupert: said petition being referred by the King to Treasurer Rochester Sept. 21 last. Petitioner has produced to me said warrant dated Paris, 1654, June 2, directed to Sir Richard Forster for payment of 14,980 livres Tournois to Monsieur Hessing out of the arrears due to his said Majesty for the year 1652 upon the 600 pistoles per month assigned to his said Majesty by the French King, which warrant is signed Charles R. and I believe it to be his said Majesty's handwriting, but it is not countersigned by any person. I have likewise seen a testimonial under the hand of Prince Rupert dated Toulon, 1651, May 13, and attested by two public notaries which imports that John Burgues of Toulon, esq., did lend to said Prince 6,986 French livres for the victualling of five of said King's ships of war.Ibid.
Two royal sign manuals for respectively 750l. and 500l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of Oct. 14 last. (Two money warrants dated Nov. 2 hereon. Two money orders dated Nov. 4 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 207. Money Book VI, p. 167. Order Book I, p. 62.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the payment to William Roberts, Receiver of the revenues of the Honor of Windsor, of such sums as the King shall from time to time direct by royal sign manual as imprest for the building and rebuilding or repairing of the King's houses or buildings within Windsor Castle or for the service of the avenue near the same.King's Warrant Book X, p. 207.
Royal sign manual for 75l. 4s. 9d. to John Warner, master of the barges to the Queen, as interest for one year to Sept. 29 last on 1,254l. due to him on an order No. 81 registered on the Hearthmoney for two houses [purchased of him at Greenwich]. (Money warrant dated Nov. 2 hereon. Money order dated Nov. 7 hereon.)Ibid, p. 207. Money Book VI, p. 169. Order Book I, p. 63.
Money warrant for 50l. to the executors of William Goldesborough, gent., late under-clerk of the Parliament, for five years to 1683, June 24, on the annuity of 10l.Money Book VI, p. 165. Order Book I, p. 62.
128l. 12s. 0d. to same for his labour in making copies of several bills delivered in the Parliament begun 1678–9, Mar. 6, and for engrossing several public bills begun in that Parliament. (Money order dated Nov. 4 hereon for 128l. 12s. 0d.)
Nov. 2.Money warrant for 37l. 6s. 8d. to Dr. William Sherlock, Professor in Divinity and Master and Keeper of the house and church in the New Temple, London, for one year to Sept. 29 last on his annuity.Money Book VI, p. 166.
Same for 6,957l. 1s. 4d. to Sir William Stapleton, Governor in Chief of the Leeward Islands; 1,400l. thereof without account as for his own salary for two years to 1683, July 7, on 700l. per an. as Governor; and 5,557l. 1s. 4d. thereof as imprest for the pay of the two Foot Companies on said island for the said two years. (Money order dated Nov. 7 hereon.)Ibid, p. 167. Order Book I, p. 63.
Same for 375l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton, as in part of 1683, June 24 quarter, on his pension of 3,000l. per an. out of the Excise.Money Book VI, p. 168.
Same for 1,500l. to George, Duke of Northumberland, for half a year to Lady day last on the like pension.Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Auditors of Imprests to allow the following items in John Knight's [Great Wardrobe] account to Michaelmas last.Ibid, p. 169.
Prefixing: Knight's statement of certain items for which the Lord Treasurer's warrant will be necessary to authorise payment, viz.:
l.s.d.
to five arras men for half a year's wages to 1682, Christmas, paid under Treasury letter 1684–5, Jan. 287850
to Jno. Parez, another arras man for same to 1683, June 24, paid ut supra15130
for nine tailors, for half a year's wages to 1682, Christmas, paid ut supra93120
to Mris. Bococke in part of her husband's arrear paid ut supra2000
to Widow Vanbare, an arrasman's widow, paid ut supra1500
to Mr. Darcy, Mr. Benyon and Col. Phelipps for half a year's wages to June 24 last at 300l. per an. each paid under Treasury letter of Sept. 7 last45000
£672100
Report to same by William Blathwayt on the petition of Bartholomew Price, administrator to Col. Herbert Jeffryes, late Governor of Virginia, praying for arrears of salary amounting to 900l.; the said petition having been referred to Blathwayt Jan. 17 last. Hereon Blathwayt reports that said 900l. salary for the last three quarters of said Col. Jeffries' government there, does not appear to have been paid him "which by his late Majesty's letter [missing] hereto annexed was to be paid out of the Exchequer in England: and I do well know that he was at great expence in the discharge of the Government without any other salary or perquisites in Virginia for that time, the same being otherwise disposed of by particular order from his Majesty."Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 170–1.
Nov. 2.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay 16l. 3s. 4d. to John Langwith, gent., for last Sept. 29 quarter as messenger attending the affairs of the Customs.Money Book VI, p. 171.
Allowance by same of said Langwith's bill of 16l. 3s. 4d. for said quarter as messenger attending the Lord Treasurer.
Nov. 3.Reference by same to the Auditors of Imprests of the petition of Sir Denny Ashburnham and partners, showing that process of distringas ad computandum has gone forth against them, although their accounts are already declared but not passed through the office because their interest account is not yet finished: therefore praying stay of said process.Reference Book III, p. 190.
Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners. You are to enquire what timber suitable for the present or future works of the Navy is to be found in any of the King's forests, in order to the Lord Treasurer's orders for felling same. You are also to proceed, with what despatch the King's other works and the season of the year will admit, to erect the two storehouses, one at Chatham, the other at Portsmouth, proposed by you to the King in your two last estimates, you first presenting to the Lord Treasurer your opinion as to the most advantageous method of performing same, viz. whether by contract or upon account. The Lord Treasurer is ready to make good the payments proposed for it in your said estimates. You are to timely contract for such quantities of large English timber and plank (besides what the present market yields) as will be required for the repairs of the fleet next year. This will have to be felled and converted within the next season. You are to contract for same upon credit of the moneys given by the late Act of Parliament for repair of the Navy, but with the condition that the prices do not exceed those of the present market. You are also to seasonably secure competent supplies of such foreign [timber] as shall be necessary for the fitting forth of the King's ships to sea and for a magazine thereof to remain in store.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 178.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing a list [missing] of the Customs officers who hold their places during pleasure and have not renewed their patents since the late King's death.Ibid, p. 179.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] for raising 200,000l. per an. by way of Excise.Ibid.
Same to the present Commissioners of Hearthmoney with Auditor Aldworth to report on the enclosed paper [missing] relating to the produce of the Hearthmoney in several counties during the late [farm or] management. In the margin: note by Henry Guy, dated Nov. 7, that the report is to be made jointly by said Commissioners and said Aldworth.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fisher. There is timber cutting down in King's Grove and Queen's Grove near Wanstead in Waltham Forest. Send thither for a speedy account thereof.Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed copies of the contract [missing] between the late King and the Corporation of Pinmakers and of the petition of Lord Churchill and of the petition of divers pinmakers.Ibid.
Nov. 3.Henry Guy to Mr. Darcy et al. to despatch Lord Montagu's Wardrobe accounts ut supra, p. 50. Also to observe the late instructions sent you about June last.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 179.
Same to Sir Peter Apsley for a certificate what allowance Mr. Kinersley has had per an. as Wardrobe Keeper at St. James's before the accession of his present Majesty.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Darcy et al. to forthwith provide as follows if not already supplied.Ibid, p. 180.
Appending: letter undated from the Earl of Mulgrave, Lord Chamberlain, to Treasurer Rochester desiring the provision (in accordance with the King's pleasure) of one large Bible, one large Common Prayer Book and six lesser ditto for Lord Howard of Effingham, who is going Governor of Virgina.
Money warrant for 3,065l. 4s. 4d. to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe for interest to Sept. 29 last at the rates of 5 per cent. and 6 per cent. on several sums of money by them lent for the late and present King's service; as by an account thereof stated by Auditor Aldworth and allowed the 3rd inst. by Treasurer Rochester. (Money order dated Nov. 4 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 168. Order Book I, p. 62.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the branches of the revenue directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.:Disposition Book IV, pp. 94, 95.
Out of the Customs.l.s.d.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers80000
to ditto for sea officers and bills in course40000
to ditto for the charge of transporting four Troops of Col. Hamilton's Regiment for Ireland14600
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance1,00000
to [Mr. Kent and] Mr. Duncombe for interest for 1685, Michaelmas quarter3,06544
£5,411910
Out of the Excise.
to the Paymaster of the Forces5,00000
to the Earl of Peterborough on his pension on the Tangier establishment50000
£5,50000
Out of the loans on the linen duty.
to the Paymaster of the Forces6,00000
Out of Hearthmoney.
to the Treasurer of the Chamber in full for 1685, Michaelmas quarter's salary [bill]3,07000
Out of the Letter Office money.
to me [Guy] for secret service28000
to ditto more [for same]25000
to ditto more [for same]14000
to ditto more [for same]7000
to Mr. Seagar82190
to the Master of the Temple3768
for the water at Windsor112100
£972158
(Same dated same to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; said paper including the above five Customs items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following item [payable direct out of the Customs Office on tallies] viz. 2,000l. to Sir Hugh Cholmley in repayment of loan. Total disposition of the Customs, 7,411l. 9s. 10d.)
(Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper of the disposition of the cash of those revenues; said paper including for the Excise the abovesaid two Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz. 3,155l. for the remainder of last June 24 quarter's salary bill of the Excise; 1,500l. to Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe in repayment of loan: total disposition of the Excise, 11,155l. and for the Hearthmoney the abovesaid Hearthmoney item [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following item [payable direct out of the Hearthmoney Office on tallies] viz. 2,000l. to Mr. Toll in repayment of loan. Total disposition of the Hearthmoney, 5,070l.)
Nov. 4.Report from William Blathwayt to Treasurer Rochester on the petition of Robert Smith, praying payment of his arrears as Major General of Virginia and a pension: said petition having been referred Oct. 15 last by the King to Treasurer Rochester and Oct. 26 last by Treasurer Rochester to said Blathwayt. Hereon said Blathwayt offers a copy of his former report of 1684, Nov. 22, and of the Treasury Lords' report to the King (Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VII, p. 1492). Since that time Lord Howard of Effingham, Governor of Virginia, has by letter signified to your Lordship that because of the late season when the King's orders touching the quit rents of Virginia arrived he could not settle the collection of them in so good a method as he intended nor certify the true yearly value of them, but that he had nevertheless caused 531l. 15s. 7d. to be collected for his Majesty and to remain undisposed of till the King's further orders.Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 171–2.
Nov. 5.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Receipt to take in and vacate the tally for 20,000l. struck 1684, Dec. 3, on the Excise, which tally is now in the hands of Charles Duncombe and in lieu thereof to strike tallies for 15,000l. and 5,000l. of the same date upon the same fund: all at said Duncombe's desire.Money Book VI, p. 170.
Money warrant for 955l. to Charles Scarborough as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal; 500l. thereof as equipage and 455l. thereof for three months on his ordinary of 5l. a day in advance. (Money order dated Nov. 11 hereon.)Ibid, p. 170. Order Book I, p. 64.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to advance to me [Guy] the 280l., 250l., 140l. and 70l. ut supra, p. 401, for secret service. The regular warrant for same shall be sent as soon as passed. The 112l. 10s. 0d. supra, p. 402, for the water at Windsor is to be issued to Mr. Roberts to be employed about the pipes for conveying the water to the Castle at Windsor.Disposition Book IV, p. 95.
Nov. 5.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to continue till further order the [additional] allowance of 6d. a day to each of the watchmen in London port during the four winter months from Nov. 1 to Mar. 1 in regard of the coldness of the nights and hardship of the duty: as allowed by the late Treasury Lords' order of 1683, Nov. 26.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 60.
Report to the King from Treasurer Rochester on the petition of John Rix, supra, p. 246, as by the reference of June 4 last from the King. The Attorney General certifies me that the personal estate may be granted to petitioner, but the copyhold estate will go to the Lord of the Manor and the freehold estate will escheat to the immediate lord of whom same is held. The grant may be made to Sir John Holland in trust for petitioner.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 131.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to open in the presence of Lady Tyrconnell's servants such of the goods which came in the Charlotte yacht as are for the Queen or Lady Tyrconnell, including a small parcel of wool.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 180.
Same to the Wine Licence Commissioners. Send Treasurer Rochester notice what sum you think fit to demand yearly of Thomas Hammond, Robert Brocke, Robert Davy, Matthew Simpson, Robert Smyth, William Wiley, John Johnson, Edward Taylor, Benjamin Parrott, and Benjamin Couley for selling wine.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Navy Treasurer] for an estimate what the pay of the Diamond will come to.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox [Paymaster of the Forces] enclosing the petition of Sir Charles Murray and the officers of the five Companies of the Earl of Dumbarton's Regiment that were under his command in Ireland. You are to pay the money prayed for.Ibid, p. 181.
Appending: (a) said petition shewing that 36 days' pay are due to them for March and April, 1684, being 643l. 4s. 0d. but a stop is put thereto for a debt due to Lord Dartmouth from the 16 Companies of said Regiment that were at Tangier. (b) Certificate by said Lord Dartmouth that there is nothing due to him from said five Companies "but the money that is to be stopped is for the 16 Companies that were at Tangier."
Same to the Mint Commissioners to forthwith provide 1,000 medals for the King's use in Healing and to deliver them to the Privy Purse.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for an account of all [money] warrants and orders lying before you unsatisfied and for which money is not provided.Ibid.
Nov. 5.Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners for an account what bills of exchange drawn upon you are now due.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 181.
Same to the Solicitor General. Hasten your opinion on the bill for the better collection of the Customs and the clauses to be added thereto.Ibid.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Auditor of the Receipt of the petition of the Clerks of the Council et al. attending the Committee for Trade and Foreign Plantations concerning the arrear of 2,374l. 13s. 5d. of [due to] the Plantation Office and praying to be paid in course in the Exchequer on the Act of Parliament (1 James II, c. 4) for the debts due to the late King's servants.Reference Book III, p. 191.
Same by same to the Lord Warden of New Forest et al. of the petition of Henry Slingsby for leave to make 150,000 bricks in said forest for repair of Boldroad Lodge in Fratham forest which is in his custody: with a grant of so many fuses as will be necessary to burn said bricks.Ibid.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Benjamin Gauden, son of Sir Dennis Gauden: shewing that he was partner with his father et al. in the Victualling of the Navy and did in 1677 by command of Charles II go to Tangier for the settlement of the garrison and Navy there, but in his passage there was taken by five Algerines and kept in slavery by them near a year, notwithstanding the King's directions to the Admiral then in the Straits for his speedy redemption and exchange: that he parted with a considerable sum for his liberty and on his return to England found a change in the Victualling [contract] whereby he became and remains bereft of employment: therefore prays a landsurveyor's place, London port.Ibid, pp. 191–2.
Same by same to same of the petition of John Gallays, shewing that being fled from the persecution abroad with his wife and eight children he has nothing left him but four tons of vinegar which he brought over and which has been seized: prays for remission of the duty thereon as the value of the vinegar is less than the Customs.Ibid, p. 195.
Same by same to the Board of Greencloth of the petition of Sir Nicho. Slanning and Henry Guy, cupbearers; George Sayer and Thomas Agar, carvers; Sir Cha. Windham and Bryan Janson, sewers; Jno. Cary and Adolphus Sayers, pages of honour: Jno. Evary, Antho. Vane, Jno. Walthew, William Shaw, James Windebank and . . . Bourgevis, Grooms of the Privy Chamber to the Queen Dowager, to be allowed a proportionable allowance for their right to a constant diet for themselves and servants at the Queen's waiters' table; they having had no allowance of board wages during the last six years' retrenchment as the Gentlemen Ushers and others her servants have had and still have for such right to the said table.Ibid, pp. 196.
Same by same to Richard Graham of the petition of Daniell Moody, shewing that his sister, Eliz. Moody, married John Hicks, a Nonconformist preacher, who together by sinister and clandestine artifices did so far prevail upon the weaknesses of petitioner's father as to make a will unfavourable to petitioner his only son, and there by got the estate being 100l. per an. and 2,000l. in goods, although petitioner never displeased his father but often opposed Hicks's fanatical principles. Petitioner has been a gunner in Portsmouth garrison 20 years, and since as master gunner in the train of artillery in the late expedition against the rebels: whereas said Hicks has continued to be a very pernicious person to the government and was lately executed for treason at Glastonbury, whereby his estate is forfeit. Therefore prays a grant of said estate.Ibid, pp. 196–7.
Nov. 5.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of John Taylor, shewing that in the method proposed by him he supplied the Navy last year with considerable quantities of hemp, pitch and tar at very much cheaper rates than such goods were formerly provided: therefore prays some reward.Reference Book III, p. 198.
Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Sir Robert Clayton for extension of lease of a parcel of the demesnes of the manor of Kennington in Lambeth parish, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall.Ibid, p. 207.
Nov. 6.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Treasurer Rochester the 1,500l. which is paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Graham et al. out of the profits of the late Lord Grey's estate: as in part of 16,000l. granted to Treasurer Rochester thereout.Disposition Book IV, p. 95.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. There are three Spaniards come from Jerusalem in an English ship from Scanderoon for Cadiz, but prevented landing at Cadiz by contrary winds and so brought on to England. They desire that their baggage may be transhipped for Cadiz except such parts as they intend to present to the Spanish ambassador. You are to open the latter and to permit the remainder to be transhipped as desired.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 182.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to William Hewer of the petition of Paul Harris for 200l. due to him for wine and necessaries supplied for maintenance of the workmen employed on the mole and fortifications at Tangier: or for so much thereof as may fit him for his voyage to Gibraltar and so save a whole family from starving.Reference Book III, p. 192.
Nov. 7.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Guy] for secret service the 500l. directed Sept. 27 last, supra, p. 350, to be issued to the Earl of Nottingham out of the Letter Office money.Disposition Book IV, p. 96.
Direction by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to observe an order of the King in Council dated Whitehall, Oct. 30 last.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 60.
Prefixing: said order for revoking the freedom granted 1684, Oct. 24, to Samuel Walton, purveyor of fresh fish for the late King, for the two vessels or well boats called the Hope and Adam and Eve, built by said Walton in Holland for importing fresh cod, quick eels, lobsters and fresh river fish exclusive of all other merchandise and fresh fish whatsoever; complaint having been made to the Privy Council by Sam Heron, Peter Martell and William Miles of London, merchants, that by means of the said freedom the end of their undertaking for bringing over Dutchmen to set up and teach his Majesty's subjects the art of catching and curing cod is subverted and destroyed; which complaint was appointed to be heard Oct. 21, but neither side appeared: but the King considers said freedom is contrary to the intents of the Acts for Trade and Navigation "which he is resolved shall be inviolably kept."
Nov. 7.Henry Guy to Rupert Browne. Col. Vernon has promised the Lord Treasurer to pay the 3,300l. due to you within six months from Nov. 1 inst. provided you pay the 900l.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 182.
Same to the Lord Chamberlain. Mr. Phil. Ryley's patent as serjeant at arms to attend the Lord Treasurer became void by the late King's death. It is the King's pleasure that he be continued. You are to swear him in.Ibid.
Nov. 9.Money order for 1,542l. 11s. 7½d. to Richard Beavoir as assignee of Nicholas Charlton et al. for clothing by them furnished to the additional Company and recruits of the late Regiment of Foot, then Duke of York's, [of the late New Raised Forces]; as by a certificate dated 1679, May 31, from two of the Commissioners for Disbanding said Forces: to be paid out of the remains of the last Six Months' Assessment for the said Disbanding.Order Book I, p. 63.
Same for 1,672l. 0s. 3d. to Robert Penney, salesman, for clothing similarly furnished by him to Sir Lionell Walden's Regiment of Foot, the Earl of Roscommon's Troop of Horse and Lord Frescheville's Independent Company of Foot [part of said late New Raised Forces] as by a like certificate dated 1679, May 31.Ibid.
Same for 471l. 14s. 3d. to Tho. Humphryes, ironmonger, as assignee of Tho. Davies, linen draper, for shirts furnished by said Davies to the late Duke of Monmouth's late Regiment of Horse and Foot [part of said late New Raised Forces] as by a like certificate.Ibid, p. 64.
Same for 1,556l. 12s. 9½d. to Thomas Humphryes, ironmonger, for swords, belts etc. by him furnished to the late Duke of Monmouth's abovesaid Regiment: as by a like certificate.Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to Sir Peter Killegrew, Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall, revoking the dormant warrant of Oct. 30 last for 200l. per an. to William Harbord out of said revenue.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 132. Money Book VI, p. 171.
Money warrant for 30l. to the Vicars of the Cathedral church of Lichfield for two years to June 24 last on their perpetuity.Money Book VI, p. 171.
Same for 20l. to Robert Bertie for half a year to Sept. 29 last on the annuity or pension to him for the life of Mris. Mary Cock.Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing the draft bill for an additional Act of Frauds with the two fresh clauses as approved by the Attorney and Solicitor General.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 182.
Nov. 9.Henry Guy to Mr. Darcy et al. to certify whether the following particulars are as last and usually provided.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 183.
Appending: letter dated Oct. 15 last from the Earl of Ailesbury, Lord Chamberlain, to the Lord Treasurer. It is the King's pleasure that ten children of the Chapel have the winter liveries they used to have, viz. for each, one coat and breeches of scarlet cloth, the coat to be lined with sky coloured shaloone; a vest of scarlet cloth made up and trimmed with silk lace as formerly; three whole shirts; three half shirts; six plain bands and cuffs; three pocket handkerchiefs; three pairs of gloves; 2½ pieces of ribbon to trim each of their liveries and to make garters and shoe strings; two pair of worsted stockings; six pair of shoes; two hats and hat bands; a coat of ordinary red cloth lined with sky coloured shaloon to cover over their clothes in case it should rain.
Same to Major Duglas. Send your answer to the enclosed petition [missing] of Eliz. Cane, widow of Thomas Cane, deceased, with Mr. Hewer's report thereon.Ibid, p. 184.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send to my [Guy's] house in King Street a parcel of fruit trees which arrived in the yacht which came in last night directed to Henry Savile, esq., vice-chamberlain to the King.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Treasurer Rochester for last June 24 half year's salary, 4,000l. out of Wine Licence money.Disposition Book IV, p. 96.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to Henry Ayloffe, the King's Remembrancer, to supersede process ad computandum, against Sir Denny Ashburnham and his partners as late contractors for victualling the Navy, they having passed their accounts for the whole time of their contract and being 8,775l. 12s. 11½d. in surplus on their first account ended 1674, Dec. 31, which surplus was not carried over to the succeeding account for that Mr. Sturt, who was concerned therein, did then resign to Jonathan Gauden and a new contract was then granted; but on their last account ended 1677, Dec. 31, they are in arrear 1,026l. 12s. 4½d. which leaves their surplusage 7,749l. 0s. 7d. which has been made good to them by the late King: all as appears by certificate of the Auditors of Imprests.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 132.
[?]Entry of [Treasurer Rochester's signature of] the docquet of a demise to Andrew Lawrence of a house in St. Martins in the Fields near the King's way leading from Westminster to Knightsbridge ut supra, p. 356.Ibid, p. 133.
Nov. 9.Report to the King by Treasurer Rochester on the petition presented to the late King by Capt. Alexander Makenny and the rest of the officers of the Troop of Horse late under him in Tangier ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VII, pp. 1191–2. I find that the late Treasury Lords referred same 1684, July 1, to William Hewer, who reported Aug. 6 following that the 30 horse formerly borne on the establishment of Tangier with one officer only at Lieutenant's pay were about April, 1682, formed into a Troop under their then Commander, Capt. Makenny and Francis Delarne was appointed Lieut. by commission dated 1682, April 25, John Chappell as Cornet by commission dated April 26, and John Dennix as Quarter-Master by commission dated April 27: that from the muster rolls it appears they were mustered only from 1683, April 1, the time of their appearance at Tangier, but that it appeared from certificates of the Earl of Inchiquin, Col. Sackvile and Col. Kirke, late Governors of Tangier, that the custom and practice of that garrison has always been to pay officers from the dates of their Commissions. Their pay from the dates of their commission to 1683, April 1, if allowed will be 136l. to Mackenny at 8s. a day to make up his 6s. on the establishment into 14s. a day; 170l. to Delarne on 10s. a day; 152l. 11s. 0d. to Chappell on 9s. a day; 101l. 8s. 0d. to Dennis on 6s. a day. Total, 559l. 19s. 0d.Ibid, pp. 134–5.
Nov. 9.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to William Hewer of the petition of Mary Davenport, shewing that she provided for four discharged Tangier soldiers for five months, took care of them in their sickness and when they died buried them at her own charge, which cost her 8l. 2s. 6d.: prays payment thereof.Reference Book III, p. 192.
Same by same to same of the petitions of Job Atkins for his arrears as a gunner at Tangier, where he was born: he being in great want thereof to put himself apprentice.Ibid.
Of William Wood for his arrears as "assistant to the said master gunner," of which he did the duty and received the pay, the said Atkins being a child: therefore prays that the arrears may be paid to himself and the provisions only to the said Atkins.
Of Jane Emerson, a poor widow of Tangier, praying for a small pension among the widows.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the letter of Capt. Bickerstaff, recommending Christopher Frankling ("steward of my colliery and salt pans" at Berwick, who was "my servant that waited on me many years and was in several engagements at sea with me, lives at Berwick and hath a pretty estate of his own") for the place of Comptroller of Customs, Berwick port loco Mr. Shepheard, deceased.Ibid, p. 193.
Same by same to Sir Christopher Wren, Surveyor General of Works, of the petition of Patrick Lambe for lease of a piece of ground adjoining the lodgings belonging to the Office of the Pastry in Whitehall, on which plot he has built a house relying on the late King's promise of a lease.Ibid.
Same by same to William Hewer of the petition of Jno. Abrooke, gunsmith and armourer at Tangier, praying some maintenance, having been emloyed against the rebels in the West and grown old and much decayed.Ibid, p. 194.
Same by same to same of the petition of James Ripp, William Hall and Cha. Tisdall for 25 months' arrears: they having returned from Tangier and were discharged at Plymouth, [where] Ripp and Hall received only six months' pay, "which was paid to their Captain, being due to him" [from them]; petitioners are perishing for want of relief.Ibid.
Nov. 9.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to William Hewer of the petition of James Gibbs for his arrears of 11l. 8s. 3d. to carry him to Scotland, his native country: he having served the late King at home and abroad ever since the Restoration and being now sick and lame.Reference Book III, p. 194.
Same by same to same of the petition of Prudence Haynes, widow of Tho. Haynes, drumbeater in Capt. Skelton's Company; for a poor widow's bounty, being left a widow with a child.Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of Manns Scurlock, James Armstrong, Tho. Watson, Robert Harris and Jno. Filkins, five of the Tangier soldiers left alive of the 10 who were discharged at Dublin, 1684, Nov. 10: praying for their respective arrears of 7l., 3l. 10s. 6d., 3l. 10s. 6d., 3l. 10s. 6d. and 3l. 10s. 6d.Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of Benj. Ash of Tangier for 243l. 19s. 5d. due to him still from the late officers of Tangier: petitioner is suddenly to go for Gibraltar in his Majesty's service and will be arrested for debt unless he discharge same with this money.Ibid, p. 196.
Nov. 10.Warrant by same to the Excise Commissioners to repay to Adam Bellamy and Thomas Woodward of London, merchants, the 52l. 19s. 8d. deposited by them for the duty on 11 tun of overproof brandy which was laden for them beyond seas before the higher duty was laid thereon by the late Act, but which by contrary winds did not arrive till July last: the said allowance being, as in the case of Mr. Beake, in the proportion said brandy bears to single brandy.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 133.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the branches of the revenue directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz:Disposition Book IV, pp. 96, 97.
l.s.d.
Out of the Customs.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers2,00000
to ditto for sea officers and bills in course40000
to ditto for wages due to the Monmouth yacht and to the reduced men of the Mermaid, King's Fisher and Bristoll1,93300
to ditto for repairing his Majesty's storehouse at Plymouth1791311
to ditto for fitting to sea the Happy Return and King's Fisher.33400
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance1,00000
Out of the Excise.
to Charles Fox, Paymaster of the Forces5,00000
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to the Master of the Robes to pay tradesmen's bills in the Office of Robes1,041190
Out of the Post Office money.
to the Master of the Robes73853
Out of the loans on the linen duty.
to the Paymaster of the Forces6,00000
Out of the East India Company's present.
to the Treasurer of the Navy to pay off the Diamond9,50000
£28,026182
(Same dated same to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; said paper including the above six 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 Cholmely in repayment of loan. Total disposition of the Customs 6,846l. 13s. 11d.) (Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney enclosing the similar paper of disposition of the cash of those branches of the revenue; said paper including for the Excise the above Excise item [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz. 525l. 15s. 7½d. to Col. Frend et al. for interest to June 15 last; 1,500l. to Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe in repayment of loan: and for the Hearthmoney the abovesaid Hearthmoney item [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following [payable direct out of the Hearthmoney Office on tallies] viz. 2,000l. to Mr. Toll in repayment of loan. Total disposition of the Excise and Hearthmoney, 10,067l. 14s. 7½d.)
Nov. 10.Royal sign manual for 1,000l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of Oct. 14 last. (Money warrant dated Nov. 12 hereon. Money order dated Nov. 12 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 208. Money Book VI, p. 173. Order Book I, p. 65.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for an annuity or pension of 600l. yearly to Thomas, Earl of Ailesbury, appointed a Gentleman of the Bedchamber in place of John, Earl of Mulgrave, Chamberlain of the Household: said annuity to commence from Michaelmas last.King's Warrant Book X, p. 209.
Money warrant for 5,000l. to the Queen or her Treasurer or Receiver for the half year to Sept. 29 last after the rate of 10,000l. per an. over and above her jointure as by the privy seal of Oct. 31 last. (Money order dated Nov. 12 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 172. Order Book I, p. 64.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay 22l. 8s. 0d. to the four ushers of the Exchequer Court for four years to 1685, Lady day, on their 5l. 12s. 0d. per an. for their fees and rewards payable to them at Easter by the Customers of the several ports of England and Wales and which has been usually allowed in the accounts of the Customs Farmers or Commissioners.Money Book VI, p. 172.
Money warrant for 100l. to Mris. Isabella Boynton for the half year since the King's accession on her annuity or pension.Ibid.
Warrant dormant by Treasurer Rochester to Thomas Whitley, Receiver General of Crown Revenues, North Wales, to pay Sir Edward Lutwich, Chief Justice of Chester, his ancient fee or allowance of 100l. per an.; by reason the same can no longer be paid out of the Crown revenues of co. Chester in consequence of the sale of fee farms in said county.Ibid, p. 173.
Nov. 10.Francis Gwynn [for Henry Guy] to the Customs Commissioners to report on (a) infra.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 183.
Appending. (a) note of a method proposed to Treasurer Rochester by the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland, for exporting European goods from Ireland to the Plantations in case of the merchants of Ireland trading thither: which [method] they [said Commissioners] conceive is very practicable and can be in no wise prejudicial to the Customs or trade of England or in breach of the Plantation laws.
Henry Guy to same to visit the Earl of Clarendon's goods at his lodgings in the Cockpit prior to their going for Ireland.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt. Send to-day without fail the account of warrants and orders signed by the Lord Treasurer and remaining [unpaid or] unsatisfied.Ibid, p. 184.
Same to Auditor Aldworth to deliver to the Hearthmoney Commissioners the tot books, abstracts and other computations relating to your account of that revenue for the five years ended 1684, Lady day.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fox [Paymaster of the Forces]. Treasurer Rochester has revoked the stop put upon the Earl of Dunbarton's pay. You are to pay same.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt and Clerk of the Pells. Sir Polycarpus Wharton, heir and executor of Sir George Wharton, late Treasurer of the Ordnance, has represented that his said father in his lifetime delivered to the Auditors of Imprests his accounts and that since that time the Auditor of the Receipt has charged him with 10,000l. more than was contained in the former imprest certificates. You are to examine and adjust said imprest certificates so that said accounts may be declared.Ibid.
Same to Sir Edw. Sutton to bring to Treasurer Rochester [the paper of] Jno. Vanderkers and Francis Comin touching their petition lately presented to the King.Ibid, p. 185.
Report to the King by Treasurer Rochester on the petition of Sir Samuel Morland. I find that, by direction of the late King, Morland did in 1681 undertake to make an engine to convey water from the Thames to the Castle of Windsor which was at first estimated at 800l. but afterwards, by alterations therein, the charge amounted to 2,990l. 4s. 5¼d. whereof he has received 1,550l. from Mr. Roberts, Receiver of the Honor of Windsor. Likewise on his several pensions amounting to 800l. per an. for life there is 2,800l. due plus another 200l. on same for last Sept. 29 quarter. But at several times there has been paid to him for the late King's secret service, 200l. (1681, Dec. 24) and 200l. (1684, Aug. 9) and by the privy seal of 1682, June 30, he was granted 664l. 4s. 5d. of the Tenths of the diocese of Gloucester due from the executors of Dr. Nicholson, late Bishop of Gloucester, and William Warner, his subcollector; whereof Morland has received a decree for 371l. 3s. 6d. and is in suit for the rest, but he swears that his expenses therein come to 303l. 15s. 0d. so that this grant of Tenths can only yield him 360l. 9s. 5d. By the great seal of 1682, Sept. 12, Charles II granted him 700l. at the Exchequer which was paid 1682, Oct. 14. These sums of 200l., 200l., 360l. 9s. 5d. and 700l. reduce his claim of 3,000l. to 1,539l. 10s. 7d. or his total claim, including the said engine account, to 2,979l. 15s. 0¼d.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 135–9.
Appending: (a) said Morland's petition shewing that he has been lately dismissed by Monsr. de Louvoy with the real loss of above 1,400l. and yet hopes he has done nothing during his abode in France to lessen the reputation of an Englishman: that on his return home he finds a stop put to all his pensions on which arrears as above are due, petitioner not having a shilling of any other revenue in the world to subsist upon. Before his going over [to France] petitioner toiled for above a year at Windsor to please his late Majesty, where it was proposed at first only to raise the water out of the mill river, but the King finding tanners' skins and other nastiness in that river petitioner was forced to make a water house and a new engine and be at many unforseen expenses about sinking the river, the mill, well etc. and being in a hurry and for want of ready money [had] to make bad bargains all which trebled the first estimate, although nothing was done without his Majesty's privity and approbation: but the Treasury Lords being displeased referred it to petitioner's enemies and upon their report left an arrear of 1,464l. [unpaid on said account] to the undoing of many poor families. Before the Restoration petitioner had 1,500l. a year and afterwards had promises of great preferments and was commanded ever since to rely upon the King's word for a real and suitable fortune, but now in his old age petitioner is left in a position worse than that of a beggar in the street, and hardly dares to return to London for fear of arrest, his house and goods having been long since sold "to whom they were mortgaged for money to finish the engine": desires only to pay his debts and see his son, who is now of age, provided for. (b) An account of the charge of the mill, engine, waterhouse, pipes etc. at Windsor (including Mr. White, the Castle plumber; Mr. Hawks, the millwright; George Pyle, the Castle bricklayer; "the model I made for preventing fire in the Castle by his late Majesty's command"). (c) A note of the payments to Morland by Mr. Roberts ut supra. (d) An account of the privy seal of 1682, June 30, which granted the abovesaid arrears of Gloucester Tenths. Being near my journey into France and being indebted to Mr. Fowl, goldsmith, I put the privy seal into his hands in trust to sue for me. He has been ever since in suit with Dr. Nicholson; and now with one Brigstock and Mansell. As to the charges Mr. Bretland, the counsel, must be paid. As to the 700l. granted at my going over I look upon it as a free gift in order to my journey into France. (e) Certificate by William Roberts of his payment of 1,550l. ut supra. (f) Ditto by the Auditor of the Receipt of the arrears due on petitioner's pensions.
Nov. 10, 12, 14.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the several petitions of Thomas Raymund, Saml. Phillips, Christopher Sheen, and Joseph Jordan, King's waiters, London port: for renewal of their patents of office, void by the late King's death.Reference Book III, pp. 195, 197.