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'Entry Book: December 1685, 21-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 493-505. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82519 Date accessed: 31 October 2014.


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December 1685, 21-31

Dec. 21.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Clerk of the Pipe. Summons of the Pipe did not duly issue in Trinity term last against the several Recusants convict in Bristol city and Southampton town. You are forthwith to make out such process and deliver same to the several sheriffs as is usual.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 183.
Same by same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney to depute Capt. Edward Gibbs as Receiver General of Hearthmoney in South Wales: the general management of said duty in the 13 counties of Wales being at present under one Receiver General which is too great a business for one person, the inspection of the under collectors and returns of money in so large and uneasy a district requiring two able and diligent officers, viz. one for the northern counties (who is to be the present Receiver General) and the other for the counties of South Wales. In view of their constant travelling they are to have 200l. per an. each salary.Ibid
Report by same to the King on the petition of Sir William Gostlin and Sir Peter Vandeput ut supra, p. 448. I am certified the 4th instant by Richard Graham and Philip Burton that the sheriffs of London before the loss of their charter were always entitled thereby to the fines and forfeitures set on offenders in the city of London during their shrievalty. Petitioners for their faithfulness deserve favour as granted Jan. 8 last by Charles II to Sir Peter Daniell and Sir Sam. Dashwood.Ibid, p. 184.
Dec. 21.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the King's Remembrancer to forbear process till the end of Hilary term next against Walter Evans, late sheriff of Monmouth.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 185.
Henry Guy to James Le Body. The Lord Treasurer has referred to Mr. Graham of Cliffords Inn the petition of yourself and others concerning concealed lands. You and the others concerned are to attend Graham to make out the probability of the King's title, "because it is not reasonable nor usual to grant any lands until it does appear that his Majesty has some probable title to them." (Same to Mr. Graham to report on said petition being of James Le Body, Eliz. Crouch and Ellinor Deadore in behalf of themselves et al. proposing to make out the King's title to several lands etc. in London, Middlesex, Kent, Surrey, Essex, Huntingdon, and several other places.)Out Letters (General) IX, pp. 231, 232.
Same to the Warden of the Mint and Mint Commissioners to report on the petition of Katherine Williams ut supra, p. 392.Ibid, p. 232.
Same to the Excise Commissioners for a certificate what moneys of Excise or Hearth duty remained in Mr. Cornish's hands (either by bills of exchange or otherwise) at the time of his conviction. (The like letter to the Customs Commissioners.)Ibid.
Same to the Hearthmoney Commissioners for an account what the Hearthduty has arisen to in Wales and the four Northern counties for one year ended Lady day last.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners enclosing a letter from the Secretary at War to the Commander-in-chief of the Forces at Bristol for the Custom officers to have free passage through the gates of the city by night as well as day. The said commander is to be kept supplied with a list of the said officers.Ibid.
Same to the Hearthmoney Commissioners. From your report of Nov. 10 last it appears that 1,757l. 5s. 0d. has been collected on the head of arrears of said duty standing out at Lady day, 1684. You are to keep same in hand, and all later receipts on the same head, until the Lord Treasurer's order for disposal thereof.Ibid, p. 233.
Same to Antho. Row and partners. You have not yet delivered to Auditor Aldworth the tallies which are to vouch the greatest part of the discharge of your general [Hearthmoney Farm] account for five years to 1684, Lady day. Send them with all speed.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fisher to report on the petition of Henry Savile and the estimate ut infra as referred this day to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands by Treasurer Rochester.Ibid, p. 233. Reference Book III, pp. 228–9.
Appending: (a) said Savile's petition shewing that after great charges to prove the death of Capt. John Lightfoot in the Indies petitioner was about a year since made keeper of Bushy Park at Hampton Court where he found everything in disorder by the negligence of the several hands it had been in. (b) Schedule of repairs necessary: total, 962l. including paling to divide Middle Park and Bushy Park and a brick wall about the garden.
Dec. 21.Treasurer Rochester to Francis, Lord Howard of Effingham, Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony of Virginia. Mr. Blathwayt has presented to me three accounts of his Majesty's revenue in Virginia (1) of the 2s. per hogshead on tobacco exported thence for the year 1684. (2) The like for the year 1685. (3) Several sums received for his Majesty's quit rents in that colony. In the first account I find three particulars relating to Lord Colepeper amounting to 802l. 3s. 0d. for the man-ofwar sloop, for the Guard and for the soldiers' quarters. These I have not thought fit to allow as his Lordship has received full satisfaction from his Majesty in discharge of those particulars, besides a compensation for all his pretentions during his government in Virginia; so that the Auditor is to ease his Majesty's revenue of that charge which must be made good by Lord Colepeper in pursuance of his agreement with the late King and the said King's letter dated 1684, May 24.Out Letters (General) IX, pp. 233–4. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 181–2.
Upon the second account I have only observed that there is a new charge brought upon the King's revenue for postage of letters, which is likewise disallowed [by me]. As to the [third] accompt [viz. that] of the quit rents I am glad to find that there is so much already received and that your letters give assurance of a further improvement of that revenue. The King is pleased that the debt of 460l. 19s. 11d. on the duty of 2s. per hogshead be discharged out of the 513l. 15s. 7d. arising from the quit rents, all for the better support of the government [of Virginia] as a testimony of his particular regard for said colony. Intimate this to the Council and Assembly that they may have a due sense thereof and further acquaint them that although by the assignment of Lord Colepeper the King is legally entitled to the whole profit of the escheats happening in Virginia, yet as a further instance of his grace and favour his Majesty will immediately accept of the composition of two lb. of tobacco for every acre of escheated lands. There are some other profits arising to the government [of Virginia] which are necessary hereafter to be accounted for according to the practice of other Plantations and the King's former directions, as the duty arising by wine licences and the tribute beaver and other things which are to be brought to accompt, to what use soever the King shall think fit that they be continued to be applied. Communicate the subject matter hereof to the revenue officers and keep me informed of any improvement of the quit rents, the profits whereof are not to be disposed of without the King's particular orders.
Money warrant for 10l. to Thomas Browne, Clerk of the Estreats in the Court of Common Pleas, for half a year to June 24 last on his fee of 10l. per an. and allowance of 10l. per an.Money Book VI, p. 204.
Dec. 21.Money warrant for 15l. to Henry Small, gent., Clerk of the Nichils of the Court of Exchequer, for three quarters to Sept. 29 last on his fee of 20l. per an.Money Book VI, p. 204.
Same for 15l. 18s. 6d. to the Churchwarden of the parish of St. Magnus for same period on the perpetuity of 21l. 4s. 8d. to the poor of said parish.Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 150l. to Mr. Whitgrave; 750l. to Lady Fisher; 300l. to Lady Windham's daughters; 450l. to Sir Thomas Windham; 225l. to Mr. Gifford; 150l. to Mr. Reynold; 15l. to Carola Roberts, making in all 2,040l. out of the following [funds or] branches of the revenue, viz. 1,432l. 12s. 1d. of the Letter Office money; 222l. of fines of leases; 50l. 1s. 4d. of compositions in the Exchequer; 132l. 10s. 0d. of the Duchy of Cornwall revenue; 49l. 13s. 6d. of estates forfeited; 93l. 6s. 8d. of rent of Carolina; 59l. 16s. 5d. of King's Bench fines.Disposition Book IV, p. 113.
Same to Mr. Grifin [Treasurer of the Chamber] to pay to Signr. Verrio the quarter due to him this day on account of the King's garden in St. James's Park.Ibid, p. 114.
Same to Geo. Robinson, one of the sub-farmers [under Lord Townshend], of the duty of 4s. per chalder on sea coals, to advance to said Lord Townsend 2,101l. out of the receipts of said duty since Feb. 6 last. The proper warrants to vouch this payment shall be passed with all speed.Ibid.
Money order for 466l. 5s. 10d. to Thomas Best in full of all money due to him for clothing by him furnished to Col. Sir John Talbott's late Regiment of Dragoons [among the late New Raised Forces lately disbanded] according to a certificate dated 1679, May 31, from two of the Commissioners for Disbanding said Forces: to be paid out of the last Six Months' Assessment for said disbandment.Order Book I, p. 71.
Same for 95l. 8s. 3d. to Walter Furnis, saddler, in full of all moneys due to him for sadles and other furniture by him furnished to the Earl of Roscommon's and Capt. Ferdinando Stanhopp's late Troops of Horse [among the New Raised Forces disbanded ut supra], as by the like certificate.Ibid.
Dec. 22.Warrant dormant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 32l. per an. to William Christian as Customer of Carlisle port.Money Book VI, p. 205.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners and to William Jackson and Thomas Brodericke, agents for the administrators of William, late Earl of Kinnoul. By indenture under the great seal dated 1666, July 30, Charles II granted to said Earl the Customs on the importation of barilia, smalts and saffers and potashes for 31 years from 1664, Lady day. By my order of Mar. 18 last the receipts thereof from the death of Charles II were to be kept in the hands of said Jackson and Broderick till the King's further pleasure therein. You, the said Jackson and Brodericke are hereby to pay to said Earl's administrators a moiety of said receipts since the death of Charles II. The other moiety is to be kept in hand till the King's further pleasure.Out Letters (Customs) X, pp. 86–7.
Dec. 22.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to forthwith suspend Mr. Glover, the collector of Sandwich port.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 234.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.Disposition Book IV, pp. 116–7.
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 in further part for the new dry dock at Chatham to be built by contract with Mr. Rogers40000
Out of the imposition on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance2,00000
Out of the Excise.
to the Paymaster of the Forces6,00000
to Sir Stephen Fox on his privy seal for secret service1,049130
to the Cofferer of the Household2,00000
to the Earl of Berkshire45000
to Sir William Killegrew25000
to Lady Marshall [Marischal]30000
to Col. Somerset Fox15000
Out of Post Office money.
to the Keeper of the Privy Purse50000
to Auditor Shales15000
to Mr. Chiffinch for half a year to the falconers to be issued to the Treasurer of the Chamber as being due in his Office181175
Out of loans on the duty on French linens etc.
to the Paymaster of the Forces2,00000
(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 three 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 Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe on tallies. Total disposition of the Customs, 4,800l.) (Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper of disposition for those revenues; said paper including for the Excise only the above seven Excise items to a total of 10,199l. 13s. 0d. and for the Hearthmoney only one item [payable direct out of the Hearthmoney Office on tallies] viz. 2,000l. to Mr. Toll in repayment of loan.)
Entry of the signature by Treasurer Rochester and Sir John Ernle, Chancellor of the Exchequer, of the licence to George Browning to make a weir on the Exe ut supra, p. 478.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 185.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to advance to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, 636l. 10s. 0d. remainder of 1,500l. lately directed for the King's new buildings at Whitehall. The regular warrant for this issue hereof will be sent you as soon as a new privy seal is passed to authorise same.Disposition Book IV, p. 114.
Dec. 22.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Guy] 326l. 13s. 4d. for secret service, 300l. thereof out of Recusants' money in the Exchequer and 26l. 13s. 4d. thereof out of money paid or to be paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Wall, late sheriff of Gloucester.Disposition Book IV, p. 114.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay William Christian his salary of 32l. per an. from time to time as Customer of Carlisle port.Ibid.
Dec. 23.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Treasurer Rochester the 1,250l. which is paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Graham et al. out of the profits of the late Lord Grey's estate: as in further part of Treasurer Rochester's grant of 16,000l. out of said estate.Ibid, p. 115.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay Thomas Lysons his salary of 39l. per an. from time to time as one of the Customers of Hull port.Ibid.
And to James Vernon his salary of 78l. 6s. 8d. as Customer of Chester port.
And to John Butler and Richd. Butler their salary of 31l. 16s. 8d. as Customers of Boston port.
Two royal sign manuals for respectively 500l. and 326l. 13s. 4d. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of Nov. 18 last. (Two money warrants dated Dec. 23 hereon. Two money orders dated Dec. 24 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 259. Money Book VI, p. 205. Order Book I, p. 73.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a great seal for a grant, to the Queen, of all that palace, capital messuage or mansion house called St. James's House, with the court yards, orchards, gardens and other appurtenances thereof in the parish of St. Martins in the Fields: to hold for her natural life.King's Warrant Book X, p. 260.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 20,000l. to Philip Packer as imprest for the service of the Works.Ibid.
Same to Treasurer Rochester to give warrant to the King's Remembrancer for a commission to constitute Edward Ange, Receiver General of the Revenue arising by Recusancy, conventicles, de excommunicato capiendo etc. in England, Wales and the counties Palatine of Lancaster, Chester and Durham; all practically ut supra, p. 467, save for the following clause here inserted: said Ange is hereby "to take care and provide for the discovery of Recusants' real estates within the places aforesaid and the true values of the same and of all sums of money due or to grow due to us from any Recusant whatsoever or from any other person or persons whatsoever who have had and received or shall have or receive such sum or sums of money or from any person or persons for or by reason of their Recusancy."Ibid, pp. 273–5. Warrants Early XXXIII, pp. 17–18. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 185.
Henry Guy to the Earl of Anglesea. Send the Lord Treasurer your answer to the enclosed affidavit [missing] of John Barret concerning a distress made at your house at Bletchington for arrears of Hearthmoney.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 234.
Dec. 23.Henry Guy to Mr. Hewer. You are to take off the stop ordered supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VII, p. 1416, of so much of the money due to Major Edward Fitzgerald from the King as was owing to Sir John Mordant from said Fitzgerald: the Lord Treasurer having heard Edward Roth and James Gorman, executors of said Fitzgerald, and the other parties concerned and finding no reason to continue the stop.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 234.
Same to Sir Peter Apsley, Sir Benj. Bathurst and Mr. Graham to deliver to [Auditor] Aldworth all deeds in your custody relating to the King's private estate before his access to the throne, in order to the enrolling thereof with the proper Auditors and then lodging the deeds with the King's Remembrancer.Ibid, p. 235.
Same to Sir Jno. Lawrence to attend Treasurer Rochester after the holidays on your proposal lately given in.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to visit the Earl of Castlemain's goods at his house in Beaufort Street in order to their transport to Genoa in the Merchant's Goodwill.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton to report on the enclosed paper [missing] concerning the manor of Dauntsey.Ibid.
Same to [Auditor] Aldworth not to allow the following 4,500l. in the accounts of the late Hearthmoney [Farmers or] Managers till satisfaction of the money advanced thereon and of the interest thereon.Ibid.
Prefixing: letter dated Dec. 19 from John Jones to [the Lord Treasurer]. In April, 1683, I lent 4,500l. to Capt. John Hind of London, goldsmith, on security of tallies of advance of said Farmers: therefore pray that same be not allowed till petitioner be satisfied.
Warrant from Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to permit the Muscovia Company to take up the 40 tons of seal oil imported by them this present voyage from Archangel on the duty of 6s. per ton as is paid for train oil from Newfoundland instead of the high duty of 9l. per ton: and in future to import under the like duty such quantity of seal oil as they shall take on board their ships: the Customs Commissioners having reported that they have no objection thereto.Out Letters (Customs) X, pp. 87–8.
Dec. 24.Same by same to Philip Ryley, serjeant-at-arms attending the Lord Treasurer, to arrest Symon Unwin, sheriff of co. Stafford, for the year ended 1677, Sept. 29: he not having passed his account for same; as is certified by Bartholomew Fillingham, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 186.
Similarly Edmd. Craister, sheriff of Northumberland, for the years ended 1682, Sept. 29, and 1683, Sept. 29: for the like cause.
Similarly James Howard, sheriff of Northumberland, for the year ended 1684, Sept. 29: for the like cause.
Dec. 24.Treasurer Rochester to John Kelland, late sheriff of Devon. You are to perfect your account as sheriff of Devon for the year ended 1684, Sept. 29, in Hilary term next or you will be arrested.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 236.
The like letter to William Daniell, sheriff of co. Beds, for same year.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Guy] for secret service 500l. of Excise money remaining in the Exchequer.Disposition Book IV, p. 117.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to send John Ward to Sandwich to act as collector there during the suspension of Mr. Glover.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 88.
Money warrant for 150l. to Somerset Fox for half a year to June 24 last on his annuity or pension.Money Book VI, p. 205.
Dec. 26.Henry Guy to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney. For particular reasons it is for the King's service that Joseph Rawson of Ailesbury be immediately put into one of the chiefest places either in the Excise or Hearth duty in co. Bucks. You are to make a vacancy for him.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 236.
Same to the Attorney General to report whether process may go out legally against several baronets created in the late King's reign who have neither paid their baronetey fee of 1,095l. nor been discharged thereof.Ibid.
Great seal revoking the great seal of Feb. 21 last which granted the office of Paymaster of the Forces to Charles Fox and in lieu thereof granting the said office to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, together with the house late in the possession of said Fox and the rooms used for the said office in the Tilt Yard adjoining to the Horse Guards: he to have also the inspection, cheque and control of all accounts and payments to be made by any persons who shall receive any moneys for the pay of the Forces: but he not to be liable for moneys paid to any other person for the pay of the Forces: he to have the wages fee and allowance of 20s. a day.King's Warrant Book X, pp. 261–2.
Henry Guy to Henry Loades to advance, out of the receipts of the wood farm 3,000l. to the Earl of Yarmouth for one year to Christmas last on his several pensions of 2,000l. and 1,000l. per an.; and likewise 2,700l. to the said Earl and the Countess Dowager of Yarmouth as executors of Robert, late Earl of Yarmouth, for the profits of said farm due to them "provided you reserve in your hands so much money as will be sufficient to pay the salaries and incident charges due to the officers for collecting the said duty as also what is due to his Majesty for the rent thereof and to Mr. Proger [what is due] upon his pension of 800l. per an. payable out of that duty." The necessary warrants to vouch the above two payments shall be passed with all speed.Disposition Book IV, p. 118.
Dec. 28.Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the Duchess of Massareene's [Mazarin] servant certain goods on payment of customs.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 237.
Appending: list of said goods in French signed Mr. Jon. Aube, John Hobbs: being gloves, gilt leather buttons, purses for Madame Middleton, etc.
Dec. 28.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. Bring to the Lord Treasurer to-morrow (at which time you are to attend about the wrecks) your complaints against Mr. May of Walmer Castle for hindering the Customs officers from searching for prohibited and uncustomed goods in said castle.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 237.
Dec. 29.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the petition of Baldwin Leighton for a lease of a farm called the Hermitage in the hundred of Risingsworth, co. Berks, tenanted by one Younge and worth 40l. or 50l. per an. the [Crown] lease being expired and Younge having no lease from the Crown.Reference Book III, p. 230.
Same by same to William Blathwayt of a letter dated Nov. 29 last from Sir Jos. Tredenham to Henry Guy concerning his pay as Governor of St. Mawes Castle.Ibid.
Prefixing: said letter. On my petition to the King some time since for the arrears of my said pay, I received pay thereof on the report of the Lord Treasurer, but no signification of the King's pleasure as to the growing pay which is 3s. a day. I beg you to draw the Lord Treasurer's attention to this part of my said petition.
Same by same to Richd. Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of George Mees, gent., for a grant of the fine of 500l. lately set on John Wordell for swearing to a bond of 50l. proved to be forged. (In the margin. a later reference dated 1685–6, Jan. 15, from same to same to report whether Wordell can pay said fine or not.)Ibid, p. 231.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Francis Munday, tidesman in fee, Bristol port, praying for the post of deputy and assistant to the Surveyor ibid. loco Thomas Allen, deceased.Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of Richard Gardnor for a landwaiter's place, Liverpool port loco Tho. Holt, who is willing to resign and that Holt may be made a tidewaiter ibid.; petitioner having been a deputy patent waiter at Chester port for several years and made many seizures.Ibid.
Same by same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Charles Tucker, gent., for a lease of his discovery of several tenements leased to one Robt. Perrot, lately executed for high treason, same being worth about 500l.Ibid, p. 232.
Same by same to Bartho. Fillingham, Thomas Hall and William Loundes of a certificate from the Commissioners in a commission of inquiry as to the escheated and concealed lands prosecuted by Elias Allen, see supra, pp. 463–4.Ibid, pp. 232–3.
Prefixing: said certificate dated Dec. 10 last. Allen filed with us his information of a large discovery of said lands in co. Surrey and we summoned the occupiers before us to show their title. Allen is ready to make far larger discoveries of the like in other counties. Marryott has produced witnesses as to some waste lands in Surrey, but he refuses to make further proof thereof and has boasted he could stop our Commission at his pleasure. We think he has some private and sinister designs to gain a present reward from his Majesty or an opportunity to bargain with the occupiers. There are several reputable persons ready to make large discovery of several manors, lands etc. worth many thousand pounds per an.
Dec. 29.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Seccombe, Comptroller of Falmouth port, praying for a vacant landwaiter's place at Penryn.Reference Book III, p. 233.
Same by same to Auditor Aldworth of the interest account of Joseph and Nath. Horneby for the half year ended 1685, Dec. 25.Ibid, p. 234.
Prefixing: said account.
l.s.d.
interest on 28,500l. at 6 per cent.86204
deductions of interest on principal moneys repaid.
on 500l. repaid 1685, July 2912411
on 500l. repaid Aug 81185
on 500l. repaid Aug. 1810120
on 500l. repaid Aug. 221055
on 500l. repaid Aug. 319108
on 500l. repaid Sept. 78192
on 1,000l. repaid Sept. 2115123
on 500l. repaid Oct. 155168
£84196
leaving a net interest of 777l. 10s. 10d. due.
Same by same to William Blathwayte [as Secretary to the Forces] of the petition of Michaell Haddon (as referred from the King Dec. 1 inst.): petitioner shewing that he is tenant of the meadow ground called the Goswell's lying next Windsor wherein 18 companies of soldiers under Sir Charles Littleton and the Earl of Dunbarton respectively have all summer exercised and wherein likewise the 13 companies of the King's Foot Guards were lately encamped; by which petitioner has lost the whole profits of said meadows amounting to 60l. per an. therefore prays satisfaction.Ibid, p. 238.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Banbury for a vacant tidewaiter's place in the Custom House, London.Ibid, p. 249.
Same by same to Sir Christo. Wren of the petition of Joseph Radcliff for the office of purveyor to the works loco Arthur Haughton, deceased, petitioner having served the Works with goods since the Restoration and there being 41l. 15s. 3d. due to him since 1665 for fitting up the Masking House.Ibid, p. 258.
Warrant by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular of [the agistment of the park of Launceston] with a view to a lease thereof to Sir Hugh Piper for three lives at 33s. 4d. per an. fine of 100l. and 25l. for buying off the increase rent of 8l. 6s. 8d. for six years to come.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 186–7.
Prefixing: report dated Dec. 11 by John Fisher in the absence of said Surveyor General on said Piper's petition for same. In Sir Richard Prideaux's survey the park of Launceston contains 34 acres valued at 34l. per an.; in the [Long] Parliament's Survey it contains 30 acres valued at 18l. 18s. 0d. per an. above the old rent of 34s. 4d. Piper professes he could never make above 20l. a year of it. Mr. Ross's grant for 31 years was dated 1661, May 22, and is assigned to petitioner. I advise terms as above.
Dec. 29.Fiat by Treasurer Rochester for royal letters patent to constitute Miles Edgar to be searcher of Customs in Chichester port: to wit, the office he held at the death of Charles II.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 187.
Warrant by same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney to take off the suspension of Edward Pilsworth and Thomas Hurdis as respectively Surveyor of the officers for strong waters and coffee and Clerk for coffee; Pilsworth having carried on a considerable trade in coffee, tea and chocalat and Hurdis managing a very considerable trade in mum, selling the commodities to the retailers thereof which the said Commissioners thought a sufficient ground to suspect that the retailers cannot be fairly represented by those traders or their officers unto you for their compositions: but Pilsworth having offered to lay aside all other business and apply himself wholly to the inspection of the strong water officers and the said Hurdis having likewise promised for his office. The removal of the suspension of Anthony Mason, clerk for strong waters, is hereby approved, there being "nothing of neglect or by dealing" found against him.Ibid, p. 188.
Henry Guy to the Attorney General to report on the case of distress made at the Earl of Anglesea's house in Oxfordshire for Hearthmoney arrears, as to which said Earl threatens to complain to Parliament. Can any Member of Parliament have any privilege against the King when he is indebted to the King?Out Letters (General) IX, p. 237.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver the following goods to the Countess of Clarendon on payment of duty.Ibid, p. 238.
Appending: schedule of said goods (including various china ware, five images, two Japanese gowns, four coloured cups with ciffers etc.).
The Earl of Rochester to Sir John Coryton, bart., late sheriff of Cornwall. If you do not perfect your account as sheriff for the year ended 1684, Sept. 29, you will be arrested.Ibid, p. 239.
Henry Guy to Dr. Pinfold for a certificate what money is in your hands and what you have received by depositums or otherwise upon the prosecution of Recusants for not coming to church or not receiving the Sacrament.Ibid.
Money warrant for 50l. to Dr. Nicholas Gibbon for half a year to June 24 last on his annuity or pension.Money Book VI, p. 206.
Warrant dormant from Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay the salary of 15l. 5s. 0d. per an. to Walter Midleton, esq., as Customer of Milford port: and to pay what is due thereon to Sept. 29 last.Ibid, p. 207.
Dec. 29.Royal warrant to James, Duke of Ormonde, Lord Steward of the Household, and to the rest of the Board of Greencloth to add the following particulars to the Establishment of the Household which commenced July 1 last and which amounted to 61,148l. 13s. 5½d. [per an.]: the said particulars as follows having been omitted therefrom, but the King's pleasure now being that same be therein inserted: viz.King's Warrant Book X, pp. 263–4.
per an.
l.s.d.
to the Vicechamberlain of the Household 20s. per day over and above 194l. 8s. 4d. therein contained36500
to Tho. Frazer, Michel Benningfeild and Richd. Folyard, the King's barbers, each 200l. per an. for salary and to furnish all barber's necessaries in waiting60000
to Sir William Boreman in continuation of his pension given him by Charles I3000
to John Richardson, chapel keeper at St. James's4000
to Daniel Boote, closet keeper, the like4000
to Mris. Holmes, necessary woman, salary 60l., lodging 10l. and for all kinds of necessaries in lieu of bills, 21l. 5s. 0d.9150
to the sweeper of St. James's for cleaning the Court and offices below stairs, 18l. 5s. 0d.; for cleaning the rooms and passages above stairs, 9l. 2s. 6d.; for necessaries in lieu of bills, 9l. 2s. 6d.36100
to Jane Strow, widow, of the Scullery1200
to Robt. Gargrave, a yeoman of the carriages4000
to Jno. Snape, Yeoman of the Pantry4000
to Jeoffery Crooke, turnbroach1200
to Daniel Weekes, the like1200
to Mris. Mary Quatermaine, widow to Dr. Quatermaine, and his two daughters, each 40l. per an.12000
a set of eight coach horses to be added to the expence of the Stables for the service of the Queen Consort42000
£1,858150
Further as two of the King's Equerries, viz., Sir Theophilus Oglethorpe and John Beaumont, were settled in their places a quarter of a year before the commencement of said establishment they are hereby to be allowed 64l. each for the quarter ended June 24 last.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 200,000l. to the Earl of Ranelagh, Receiver and Paymaster of the Guards, Garrisons and Forces, as imprest for the pay and contingencies thereof. (Money warrant dated Jan. 11 hereon. Money order dated Jan. 11 hereon.)Ibid, p. 264. Money Book VI, p. 208. Order Book I, p. 74.
Dec. 29.Two royal sign manuals for respectively 500l. and 513l. 2s. 0d. to Henry Guy, for secret service: without account: to be issued on the privy seal dormant of Nov. 18 last. (Two money warrants dated Dec. 31 hereon. Two money orders dated Jan. 2 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 265. Money Book VI, p. 206. Order Book. I, p. 73.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer, viz.Disposition Book IV, pp. 119, 120.
l.
Out of the Customs.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers2,000
to ditto for sea officers and bills in course400
to ditto for Deptford and Woolwich Yards4,054
to the Lord Chancellor1,000
Out of the Excise.
to the Paymaster of the Forces6,000
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to the Band of Pensioners3,000
Out of the Post Office money.
to Mr. Graham for the Privy Purse500
to me [Guy] for secret service by [way of] advance500
Out of the imposition on French [sic] wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance1,000
Out of the loans on the imposition on French linens etc.
to the Paymaster of the Forces5,000
(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 four 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 Mr. Kent and Mr. Duncombe in repayment of loan. Total disposition of the Customs, 9,454l.) (Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper of disposition of those revenues, said paper including for the Excise only the above Excise item and for the Hearthmoney the above 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 Excise and Hearthmoney, 11,000l.)
(Same to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Treasurer of the Navy] to presently send away the above 4,054l. for Deptford and Woolwich Yards so that they may be paid before New Year's day.)
Dec. 30.Same to same to issue (out of the money of the Letter Office) 513l. 2s. 0d. to me [Guy] for secret service by way of advance. The regular warrants for this issue shall be sent with all speed. (The like letter on the following day for 516l. 4s. 6d. to same out of same for same.)Ibid, p. 120.
Dec. 31.Same to the Customs Commissioners to pass, Customs free, at Chester the horses and equipage of the Earl of Clarendon, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 233.