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'Entry Book: January 1686,1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 513-525. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82531 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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January 1686, 1-15

Letters Patent, Privy Seals, Royal Sign Manuals and Warrants, Treasury Warrants, Commissions, Orders, Letters, Memorials, Reports, and other Entries: all not of the nature of Treasury Minutes.

Date.Nature and Substance of the Entry.Reference.
1685–6.
Jan. 1.Royal sign manual for 516l. 4s. 6d. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of Nov. 18 last. (Money warrant dated Jan. 5 hereon. Money order dated Jan. 6 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 265. Money Book VI, p. 207. Order Book I, p. 74.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Lord Chancellor Jefferys for last Christmas quarter on his annuity or pension. (Money order dated Jan. 5 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 206. Order Book I, p. 74.
Jan. 4.Money order for 5l. to William Parks for last Christmas quarter's attendance as porter at the gate of the Receipt.Order Book I, p. 74.
Henry Guy to the Attorney General. Send the Lord Treasurer your opinion concerning the prosecution of [several] baronets [for their baronetcy fee].Out Letters (General) IX, p. 239.
Same to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Navy Treasurer] for an account whether Deptford and Woolwich Yards are paid or no.Ibid.
Jan 5.Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the Earl of Breadalbane his goods now in the Customs warehouse.Ibid.
Appending: list of said goods (articles of clothing).
Same to Sir Edwd. Acton of Audley, late sheriff of Salop, to forthwith pay into the Exchequer the fine of 400 marks paid to you by William Leeke.Ibid, p. 240.
Same to the Customs Commissioners for an account what the Customs of all goods exported between 1684, Christmas, and 1685, Christmas, amount to and what proportion they bear to the foregoing year.Ibid.
Same to same to permit the goods as follows to be removed as desired.Ibid.
Appending: memorial dated Jan. 4 inst. to the Lord Treasurer from Theodore Jacobson, Agent for the Hanse Towns, shewing that the Hamburg convoy Leopoldus Primus at present in Plymouth port with orders to conduct to Spain and Portugal some merchant ships belonging to the city [of Hamburg] had a small Vict[ualle]r, called the Young Tobias, "desinged him [the Commander of the Leopoldus Primus] from thence [Hamburg] only with provisions for the ship's crew" therefore prays on behalf of the Senate of Hamburg leave to transfer said provisions from the Young Tobias to the Leopoldus Primus.
Appending: schedule of said provisions.
Jan. 5.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the following branches of the Exchequer directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.:Disposition Book IV, pp. 121–2.
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 bills of exchange [drawn] on the Navy Commissioners3,032110
£5,432110
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces by [way of] advance6,00000
to the Queen's Trustees (to Col. Werden for the Queen)3,00000
to the Cofferer of the Household3,00000
Out of Hearthmoney.
to the Queen's Trustees (to Col. Werden for the Queen)1,80000
Out of Post Office money.
to Mr. Graham for the Privy Purse50000
to Mr. Burton50000
Out of the Queen Dowager's [Portugal] portion.
to the Prince and Princess [of Denmark]3,00000
(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 Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe in [part] repayment of loan. Total disposition of the Customs, 7,432l. 1s. 10d.) (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 three Excise items; total disposition for the Excise, 12,000l.: 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 [part] repayment of loan. Total disposition of the Hearthmoney, 3,800l.)
Same to the Customs Cashier to forthwith pay 1,028l. 14s. 6d. into the Exchequer to be thence issued for secret service. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same to me [Guy] for secret service.)Ibid, p. 121.
Jan. 6.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Auditor Aldworth of the account of interest due to Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe for last Dec. 25 quarter for money lent by them for his Majesty's service.Reference Book III, pp. 235–6.
Prefixing: said account.l.s.d.
interest on 180,700l. being balance due to them Sept. 29 last2,58448
deduct 1 per cent. on 50,000l. part of said balance from Sept. 29 last11936
£2,46512
[Repayments of principal and deduction of interest thereon.]
1685.interest deduction.
Oct. 15, repaid 1,500l. in part of 74,000l.17101
Oct. 30, repaid 1,500l. in part of same13161
Nov. 4, repaid 1,500l. in part of same12116
Nov. 11, repaid 1,500l. in part of same101610
Nov. 18, repaid 3,000l. in part of same18411
Nov. 25, repaid 2,700l. in part of 56,700l1363
Dec. 2, repaid 2,000l. in part of same7112
Dec. 12, repaid 2,000l. in part of same455
Dec. 16, repaid 2,000l. in part of same2192
Dec. 23, repaid 2,000l. in part of same0131
£101146
Total repayment of principal, 19,700l. leaving 161,000l. principal still due, being thus distributed, viz: 46,000l. on the Customs, 50,000l. on the Hearthmoney and 65,000l. on the Excise; balance of interest due, 2,363l. 6s. 8d.: total of principal and interest still due being 163,363l. 6s. 8d.
Jan. 7.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to permit Thomas Glover, merchant, to re-ship for some foreign port some beaver skins which he imported ignorantly from Holland, one parcel being seized under the Navigation Act and he obliged to compound with the King and the Customs officers and pay two-thirds of the value besides, amounting to some hundreds of pounds, and another parcel thereof coming from Amsterdam he tried to stop, but could not, and on their arrival in the ship belonging to Samuel Smith, they were seized by Mr. Watts, the tidesurveyor.Out Letters (Customs) X, pp. 88–9.
Henry Guy to same to have sent up to London the Earl of Northampton's things brought with him from France and seized at Rochester.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 241.
Appending: list of said things (pendants, gloves, lace and counterfeit gold fringe and silver fringe).
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the King's Remembrancer for a special writ of Capias, Fi Fa and extent against Jeffery Grove and Richard Stadding, both of Taunton St. Mary Magdalen, clothiers, and Thomas Standard, of Taunton St. James, clothier, sureties of Christopher Cooke of Wilton, co. Somerset, clothier, on the said Cooke's recognizance of 1,000l. for his appearance at the last General Assizes there; same being forfeited, as is certified by John Tayleur in the absence of the sheriff of Somerset.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 189.
Jan. 7.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Sir Hugh Piper of the agistment of the Park of Launceston as demised 1663, May 22, to Thomas Rosse of Richmond, Surrey. The present lease to be for 99 years terminable on three lives, at the ancient rent of 33s. 4d. per an., fine of 100l. and 25l. for buying off the increased rent of 8l. 6s. 8d. for the remainder of the term in being.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 190–2, 193.
Prefixing and appending: (a) particular and memorandum of the premises by Richard Meredith, Deputy Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall. There is no assignment from Rosse enrolled in my office, but Piper has been accepted as tenant ever since 1661. (b) Ratal thereof by John Fisher in the absence of the Surveyor General of Crown Lands. (c) Entry of the Treasury signature dated Jan. 23 of the docquet of this lease.
Same by same to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the First Fruits for 500l. to Aubrey, Earl of Oxford, for last Christmas quarter on his pension.Money Book VI, p. 207.
Money warrant for 8,000l. to Sir Stephen Fox to complete the 16,000l. to him for secret service as by the privy seal of July 15 last. (Money order dated Jan. 9 hereon.)Ibid, p. 208. Order Book I, p. 74.
Same for 300l. to Thomas Baker, esq. (appointed by Charles II as Agent and Consul General at Tripoly) as in part of what is grown due on his ordinary of 300l. per an (Money order dated Jan. 9 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 208. Order Book I, p. 75.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to William Aldworth, Auditor for co. Huntingdon, to allow the items of 13l. 3s. 10d. and 12l. 16s. 6d. expended by Mr. East in several journeys to Staughton Magna, co. Huntingdon, when employed by Mr. Graham to survey and take possession of that manor upon the King's purchase thereof.Money Book VI, pp. 210–11.
Prefixing: bill of said charges and Auditor Aldworth's report thereon on a reference from the Lord Treasurer. The charges are reasonable. The Attorney General and divers ancient officers of the Exchequer have informed me that the purchase deeds ought to be enrolled before the Auditor for the county and then lodged in the King's Remembrancer's Office among the rest of the evidences of the King's revenue; but for the other part of the King's private estate in England which is granted to the Queen's Trustees there is no need to put them in charge before the respective Auditors until the termination of the Queen's interest therein.
Jan. 9.Royal warrant authorising Charles Fox, late Paymaster of the Forces, to pay the Forces up to Jan. 1 inst.: Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, having been appointed Paymaster in his place by great seal dated Dec. 28 last, but the King designing that Ranelagh should enter on said office only from Jan. 1 inst. in order to the better and more regular making up of the accounts of said Fox, the accounts of the Paymaster of the Forces terminating yearly at Dec. 31. Fox is likewise to receive all moneys unpaid on orders already drawn on the privy seal of 1685, Sept. 10, and he is likewise to sign all debentures relating to said office before Jan. 1 inst.King's Warrant Book X, p. 278. Warrants Early XXXIII, pp. 18a-b.
Jan. 9.Henry Guy to the Commissioners of the Privy Seal to take care that no grants pass the privy seal of any lands, or moneys or other things relating to the revenue, nor pardons of fines, forfeitures etc. until the Lord Treasurer shall have first signed the docquet thereof according to orders of Council heretofore made in that behalf.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 242.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. In your report of the 4th inst. you say you conceive the three Lower Counties of Delaware River to be a separate Plantation and that [merchants in] it ought to give security and pay the duties (as other colonies do) for goods passing from one Plantation to another. Send the Lord Treasurer a form of what you think fit to be sent to the said Plantation to induce them to pay the said duties and to give security as you say they ought to do.Ibid.
Jan. 11.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for an annuity or yearly pension of 800l. to Sir John Chichely in consideration of good and faithful services: to be payable quarterly from Christmas, 1684, during pleasure: the four quarters to Christmas last to be paid forthwith.King's Warrant Book X, p. 266.
Same to same for a dormant same for 10,000l. to be issued in such proportions to such persons and for such uses and services as the King shall from time to time direct by his royal sign manual.Ibid.
Two royal sign manuals for respectively 500l. and 1,028l. 14s. 6d. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of Nov. 18 last. (Two money warrants dated Jan. 11 hereon. Two money orders dated Jan. 12 hereon.)Ibid, p. 267. Money Book VI, p. 209. Order Book I, p. 76.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal to grant to John Oliver, gent., the office of Master Mason of the Works ("of all our Works as well within the Tower of London as in all and singular our honors and castles, lordships and manors wherein we do or shall or may hereafter reside"): loco Thomas Wise, deceased: with the fee or salary of 12d. a day payable half yearly at the Receipt: to commence from Sept. 29 last.King's Warrant Book X, pp. 269–70.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 16,000l. to Richard, Visct. Preston, Master of the Great Wardrobe, as imprest for the service of the Great Wardrobe. (Money warrant dated Jan. 26 hereon. Money order dated Feb. 4 hereon.)Ibid, p. 270. Money Book VI, p. 219. Order Book I, p. 82.
Same to same for a same for an annuity or yearly pension of 300l. to Augustus L'Hosteyne, during pleasure, without account: to commence from 1684, Christmas, and to be payable quarterly: the first four quarters thereon to last Christmas to be paid forthwith.King's Warrant Book X, p. 270.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to John Ball, junr., of the office of Surveyor or Clerk of the Works within the honor and castle of Windsor, during pleasure: all loco his father John Ball, whose grant thereof dated 1671, July 20, is vacated by the late King's death.Ibid, p. 271.
Jan. 11.Treasurer Rochester to the Earl of Bath. There is some difficulty in the cause depending before you between the King and James Kemp of Penryn, merchant. If it seems difficult or doubtful to you please suspend judgment thereon so that I may lay it before the King in Council. But if no such doubt arise I desire you to give judgment in the cause as soon as you conveniently can. (This letter is struck through, but is repeated verbatim as part of the following item.)Out Letters (General) IX, p. 242.
Same to same repeating ut supra. I enclose an information formerly given to the Treasury Lords by the supervisors of the tin blowing houses and another information now given to me by Mr. Treweek, one of the said supervisors. Please report thereon to me.Ibid.
Henry Guy to Auditor Aldworth to take care that no allowance be made to the late Managers of the Hearthmoney on the following tallies until the principal and interest thereon be satisfied.Ibid, p. 243.
Prefixing. memorial dated Jan. 11 inst. from Ano. Stephens to the Lord Treasurer. In 1682 I lent 2,500l. to John Hinds of London, goldsmith, who was also one of the late Farmers or Managers of the Hearthmoney, and received from him two tallies of 3,500l. for part of their advance money, the said Hinds asserting that the said Farmers could not be discharged upon their account without producing the said tallies. I beg that the Farmers be not discharged till said tallies be produced or the money satisfied.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send a Customs officer to the Duchess of Lauderdale's house at Ham to visit her goods which are to be sent to Scotland.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Seymour, late Treasurer of the Navy. Your last half year's account for 1681 is not yet brought to the Navy Commissioners. Despatch it speedily.Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed report [missing] of the Customs Commissioners dated Dec. 7 last on the East India Company's petition, viz. "upon that part of it which relateth to the law."Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. You have given the Lord Treasurer an abstract of bills, tickets and books entered and numbered at the Navy Office between Nov. 30 and Dec. 14 last, and another abstract of such bills as are assigned for payment and paid in the same time, and also a state of the cash in the Treasury of the Navy between said dates and an estimate of the debt of the Navy made up to Dec. 14. You are to make up all the said accounts to the end of the year and send them my Lord Treasurer.Ibid, pp. 243–4.
Same to Mr. Agar to fell the 300 oaks ut supra, p. 451, in New Forest for the use of the Navy without having respect to the bark.Ibid, p. 245.
Jan. 11.Money warrant for 9,332l. 3s. 4¾d. to Treasurer Rochester et al. Trustees for the Queen: being for last Christmas quarter on the several sums which the King has granted her by the patent of Aug. 28 last for her better support and dignity.Money Book VI, p. 209.
Same for 99l. 4s. 0d. to Anthony Segar, 89l. 4s. 0d. thereof for disbursements for the Treasury Office last Christmas quarter and 10l. thereof for same quarter's attendance at the said Office. (Money order dated Jan. 12 hereon.)Ibid, p. 209. Order Book I, p. 75.
Same for 13,000l. to Prince George and Princess Anne of Denmark to complete the 16,000l. royal bounty as by the privy seal of Nov. 30 last. (Money order dated Jan. 12 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 209. Order Book I, p. 75.
Same for 500l. to Philip Burton as imprest for Crown Law prosecutions. (Money order dated Jan. 12 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 210.
Money order for 167l. 10s. 0d. to Capt. Anthony Clifford in full of all moneys done to him for clothing by him furnished to his own Troop in Prince Rupert's late Regiment of Dragoons [amongst the late New Raised Forces and] since disbanded: as by a certificate dated 1679, June 15, from two of the Commissioners for the Disbandment of the said Forces: to be paid out of the last Six Months' Assessment for said Disbandment.Order Book I, p. 75.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Guy] for secret service the 1,028l. 14s. 6d. of Customs money in the Exchequer.Disposition Book IV, p. 122.
Same to the Mint Commissioners to forthwith provide 1,000 Healing Medals and to deliver them to the Privy Purse. The Lord Treasurer will appoint money for them to-morrow.Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to Philip Ryley, serjeant-at-arms, to dismiss out of his custody Thomas Price arrested ut supra, p. 477; he having given security for his debt to the King.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 192.
Report by same to the King on the petition of Col. James Graham appointed by Charles II Ranger and Keeper of the Park and House at Bagshot wherein he has expended 3,819l. 11s. 10d. in ready money (the house being very ruinous) and 247l. 0s. 4½d. for impaling etc. The grant of said office being during pleasure is determined by the late King's death. The account (here detailed) as prepared by Auditor Done, shows that he has expended 3,758l. 9s. 7d. leaving 2,558l. 9s. 7d. due over the 1,200l. imprested to him and there is further due said 247l. 0s. 4½d. to artificers etc.: but out of the total surplusage of 2,805l. 9s. 11½d. the item of 139l. for Exchequer fees ought not to be allowed. The surplusage therefore will be 2,666l. 9s. 11½d.Ibid, pp. 192–3.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Edwards (an extraordinary tidesman, Bristol port), as a tidesman in fee ibid, loco Robert Walbanke, lately deceased.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 89.
Francis Munday as assistant to the surveyor at the Pill at 40l. per an. loco Thomas Allen, one of the tidesmen in fee in Bristol port, lately deceased, said Allen having tor some time officiated as such assistant at the Pill with the salary of 10l. per an. and 3s. a day or 64l. 15s. 0d. per an. in all.
Jan. 11.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Sir Robert Sawyer. Attorney General, of the petition of the Lord Mayor and other Commissioners of the Royal Foundation in Christ's Hospital as referred from the King Dec. 31 last: petitioners praying a grant of a further discovery made by them of a yearly sum of 50l. for eight years left by Thomas Bell, of London, chirurgeon, in his will dated 1680. Dec. 17, to Mr. Collins, Mr. Griffith, Mr. Cockayne and Mr. Partridge, ministers of the Independent churches, to be disposed of among the ministers and poor of Congregational churches. The said Bell died about 1681, so that there is 225l. due on said annuity.Reference Book III, p. 237.
Same by same to Auditor Aldworth of the account of interest due to Charles Toll from 1st Oct. last to Jan. 1 inst. on several sums of money by him advanced for the service of the late King.Ibid, pp. 239–40.
Appending: said account.
l.s.d.
interest at 6 per cent. on 73,441l. balance of principal remaining on the foot of his last account1,110128
interest on 1,263l. 8s. 5d. interest due to Toll, Oct. 1 last19110
1,129146
Repayments of principal and discount of interest on such repayments:
On the Hearthmoney.
on 1,000l. repaid Oct. 5 in part of a tally for 5,000l. dated 1684, May 271493
on 2,000l. repaid Oct. 9 on same27123
on 1,000l. repaid Oct. 14 in full of said tally12198
on 2,000l. repaid Oct. 21 in part of another tally dated 1684. May 27, for 5,000l.23135
on 2,000l. repaid Oct. 30 on same20142
on 1,000l. repaid Nov. 4 last in full of said tally9108
on 1,000l. repaid Nov. 4 last on another tally for 5,000l. dated 1684. May 279108
on 2,000l. repaid Nov. 11 on same16154
on 1,000l. repaid Nov. 18 on same747
on 1,000l. repaid Nov. 25 in full of said tally617
on 1,000l. repaid Nov. 25 on a 5,000l. tally dated 1684, Oct. 3617
on 2,000l. repaid Dec. 16 on same552
on 2,000l. repaid Dec. 23 in full of said tally2192
on 2,000l. repaid Dec. 30 on a tally of — dated 1684. June 250131
On the Excise.
on 1,000l. repaid Dec. 2 last on a tally of 6,441l. dated 1682, April 214187
on 1,000l. repaid Dec. 9 on same3157
on 1,000l. repaid Dec. 16 on same2127
On the Customs.l.s.d.
on 1,000l. repaid Nov. 21 last on a 6,000l. tally dated 1683, Nov. 3.6149
At the Exchequer.
on 1,263l. 8s. 5d. [being the Oct. interest ut supra] paid Nov. 18 last929
£1901410
Total principal repaid being 18,441l. leaving a balance of principal of 26,263l. 8s. 5d. still due on the foot of this account and a balance of interest of 938l. 19s. 8d. similarly due.
Jan. 12.Money order for 667l. 16s. 7¼d. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without accompt: upon the royal sign manual of Oct. 26 last supra, p. 390.Order Book I, p. 76.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to pass, Customs free, several marble chimney pieces, wainscot doors and other things of that kind which are going to Holland for the particular use of the Princess of Orange.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 244.
Same to same enclosing (a) infra.Ibid.
Appending: (a) the case of Robt. Johnson, born in Scotland but free of Belfast in Ireland, and owner of a plantation in Antigua and has there a house and servants. By the Act of Post Nati all the subjects of Scotland born after King James [the First's] coming to this Crown [of England] are naturalised and in all cases pay the same Customs and no more than the English born subjects: and living in England, Ireland or the Plantations (as the laws of the Customs and Navigation now stand) are entitled to the same privileges of being owners of ships and sailing as English. The said Johnson caused to be built at Coleraine in Ireland the ship May Flower of Belfast, burthen about 50 tons of which he is sole owner, to trade between England, Ireland and the Plantations and manned her according [to law] with the subjects of said places, yet lately arriving from Antigua laden with sugar, tobacco, indigo, and cotton, his ship is seized at Whitehaven by Capt. Kirby upon pretence she belonged to the people of Scotland, though the said Johnson has neither house, family or any kind of habitation there or elsewhere but at Antigua.
Same to Mr. Blathwait to report on (a) infra.Ibid, p. 245. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 175–6.
Appending: (a) letter dated Jan. 11 inst. to Treasurer Rochester from Sir Richard Dutton. My account is passing before the Auditor. He tells me there is 1,276l. 7s. 6d. balance of the last account which was cleared by my salary to Dec., 1683, for which a privy seal must be passed or a tally struck. I pray your warrant for one or the other of these so that the Auditor may be impowered to discharge me of so much on my account, and also that I may in like manner be allowed, in my account, my salary, which to Christmas last comes to 1,782l. 10s. 0d.
Same to Edmo. Clerke. Treasurer Rochester will on Monday, the 25th inst., hear you and your brother Henry on your petition concerning the office of Clerk to the Commissioners of Alienations. (The like notice to said Henry Clerke.)Out Letters (General) IX, p. 245.
Jan. 12.Henry Guy to the Attorney General to attend Treasurer Rochester next Monday at the hearing the petition of Capt. Richard Young and Samuel Hanson, of Barbados, merchant and planter, complaining of several illegal and irregular judgments given against them.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 245.
Same to Harris Maddern and Tho. Foxwourthy to make affidavit before the Lord Chief Baron what you know concerning a parcel of tin that was seized at Penzance about Lady day last and afterwards the King's moiety cleared by the Commissioners of the Customs."Ibid, p. 246.
Same to Mr. Keate to similarly make affidavit concerning the embezzlement of tin in Cornwall in 1684 and 1685.Ibid.
Treasurer Rochester to the Earl of Bath to report on the enclosed account [missing] given in by Mr. Treweeke of several parcels of tin embezzled in 1684 and 1685.Ibid.
Henry Guy to Mr. Graham enclosing an information of goods belonging to some of the traitors in the West. Send it to the Commissioners enquiring into the estates of those traitors.Ibid.
Appending: said note being of reaks of wheat and mows of wheat etc. belonging to John Templeman, Richard Templeman, Tho. Templeman, John Mitchell, Peter Mitchell, John Philips, James Whitcher [sic]. all living in the parish of Merriott, one mile from Crewkerne in co. Somerset; and John Greenway of Crewkerne: all valued at 400l.
Same to the Board of Greencloth for a reply to the letter of Oct. 15 last supra, p. 368, concerning the several estates of the King's servants in any of the King's houses.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the following branches of the revenue directed to be paid into the Exchequer this week, viz.:Disposition Book IV, p. 123.
Out of the Customs.l.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers2,000
to ditto for sea officers and bills in course400
to ditto for the Yards at Portsmouth5,847
to ditto for Mr. Stephens for the old Navy Office200
to the Privy Purse for Healing Medals250
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces6,000
to the Queen's Trustees (to Col. Werden for the Queen)4,000
to Sir Robt. Vyner587
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to the Queen's Trustees and Col. Werden for the Queen1,200
to me [Guy] for secret service1,000
[to ditto] more250
Out of Post Office money.
to Mr. Graham for the Privy Purse500
to Lord Alington's executors200
Out of the imposition on wines and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance1,000
(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 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 Richard Kent and Charles Duncombe in [part] repayment of loan. Total disposition of the Customs, 10,697l.)
(Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper of the disposition of those revenues for said week; said paper including for the Excise the above three Excise items to a total disposition of 10,587l. and for the Hearthmoney the above three Hearthmoney items [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 [part] repayment of loan. Total disposition of the Hearthmoney, 4,450l.)
Jan. 12.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 250l. to Lady Trevor out of the money of the Letter Office now in the Exchequer.Disposition Book IV, p. 124.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ Humphry Wilkins as collector of Sandwich port loco John Glover, lately deceased.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 89.
Royal warrant to [the Clerk of the Signet] for a privy seal for 10,000l. to Richard, Visct. Preston, George, Lord Dartmouth, Master of the Horse, James Graham, Keeper of the Privy Purse, and Francis Gwynn to be applied to such uses and purposes as the King shall direct by warrant under his sign manual: to be without account. (Money warrant dated Jan. 26 hereon. Money order dated Feb. 11 hereon. To be paid out of the like sum lately paid into the Exchequer by William Shaw by the King's direction.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 267. Money Book VI, p. 220. Order Book I, p. 84.
Same to the Attorney General for a nolle prosequi to be entered on the information against Thomas Tourney of Rye, co. Sussex, gent., who at the last assizes at Maidstone, co. Kent, was convicted for speaking seditious words against the government and is liable to be fined for same; the King being pleased to pardon him on the petition of Robt. Hall, mayor of Rye.King's Warrant Book X, p. 268.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 20,000l. to James Graham, Keeper of the Privy Purse, for the service of the Privy Purse, without account. (Money warrant dated Jan. 26 hereon. Money order dated Jan. 26 hereon.)Ibid, p. 268. Money Book VI, p. 218. Order Book I, p. 78.
Royal sign manual for 500l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of Nov. 18 last. (Money warrant dated Jan. 15 hereon. Money order dated Jan. 16 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 268. Money Book VI, p. 210. Order Book I, p. 76.
Jan. 13.Privy seal for 300l. as equipage and 40s. a day as ordinary to John Lytcott as Secretary to the Extraordinary Embassy which the King is sending to Rome: his ordinary to be payable quarterly, the first quarter thereof in advance: together with the usual clause for the allowance of his extraordinaries.King's Warrant Book X, p. 269.
Jan. 13.Henry Guy to the Earl of Ranelagh [Paymaster of the Forces] to forthwith furnish Capt. Shales with 200l. towards building the Hospital upon Hounslow Heath "in the same manner that Mr. Fox used to do; which Mr. Toll can acquaint your lordship with."Out Letters (General) IX, p. 247.
Copy of a Treasury minute. Sir William Stapleton. Governor in Chief of the Leeward Islands, attended the Lord Treasurer this day touching the pay due to himself and two Foot Companies in St. Christopher. My Lord, taking note of the arrears due in July last, amounting to 13,914l. 2s. 8d., assures Sir William that 3,000l. shall be immediately satisfied to him and the remainder of the debt shall be likewise suddenly discharged in sterling money; but that so much as is become due since July last to the two Foot Companies, or shall grow due to them, shall be answered in a very short time and so constantly for the future every three months or oftener without fail in prices of Eight which are to be received by the soldiers at the current rate in St. Christopher: with which Sir William Stapleton seems very well satisfied.Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 182.
Jan. 14.Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier to forthwith pay into the Exchequer 3,478l. 10s. 8d. in part of 3,608l. 18s. 1½d. remaining of the money received by said Cashier for sugar and other goods sold upon account of the Four and a Half per cent. Duty from Barbados and the Leeward Islands. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said 3,478l. 10s. 8d. to Sir William Stapleton, Governor of the Leeward Islands, for one year to 1682, July 7. for himself and two Foot Companies in said Islands; as in part of the order of Nov. 7 last for 5,957l. 1s. 4d. [sic for 6,957l. 1s. 4d.] supra, p. 399.)Disposition Book IV, p. 124.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to order the Excise collectors in the Northern Counties to pay from time to time subsistence money for the garrisons of Berwick and Tynemouth to such persons as the Paymaster of the Forces shall appoint. The balance of said collectors' moneys is to be returned [to London] by sea as heretofore practised.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 247.
Same to Sir Peter Apsley, enclosing two petitions [missing]. Send to Lord Treasurer an answer to that of William Taylor et al. Has the 60l. annuity mentioned in this petition of Arthur Lavery been paid here or in Ireland?Ibid.
Jan. 15.Same to the Attorney General, enclosing a copy of a clause usually put in the pardons of the late rebels. Are all forfeitures of lands, moneys and goods thereby pardoned?Ibid.
Appending: said clause.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer recommends Cornelius Lilly as a noontender.Ibid, p. 252.
Money warrant for 482l. to John Lytcot; 300l. thereof for equipage and 182l. for a quarter's ordinary in advance as Secretary to the Extraordinary Embassy to Rome. (Money order dated Jan. 15 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 210. Order Book I, p. 76.