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'Entry Book: January 1686,15-31', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 525-546. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82532 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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January 1686,15-31

Jan. 15.Money warrant for 15l. to Ursula Ellyott, widow, for last Christmas quarter on her annuity.Money Book VI, p. 213.
Same for 15l. to Walter Wallinger and John Bonnett, Secondaries in the Pipe Office, for three quarters to Sept. 29 last on their ancient yearly fee of 10l. each.Ibid.
Royal letters patent granting to Sir Philip Lloyd the office of one of the Clerks of the Privy Council: with the annual salary of 250l. payable quarterly from 1684, Christmas: during pleasure.King's Warrant Book X, p. 282.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to send unopened to the Queen's backstairs at Whitehall a case now in the Customs warehouse and addressed to Monsieur Roncki [Ronchi], almoner to the Queen.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 206.
Jan. 16.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robt. Gibbins for a watchman's place, London port loco John Hynd; petitioner being recommended by Charles Bertie and Sir Christopher Clapham.Reference Book III, p. 238.
Same by same to same of the petition of Robert Jones, late collector of Lyme, to be allowed [in his accounts] 200l. taken away by the rebels when they were at Lyme.Ibid.
Same by same to the Auditors of Imprests and Robt. Squibb, Receiver of First Fruits, of the petition of Jonathan, Bishop of Bristol, as by a favourable reference from the King dated Dec. 19 last: petitioner praying for the remission of his First Fruits of 294l. 11s. 3¾d. as the revenue of his bishopric is not sufficient to support the Episcopal dignity.Ibid, p. 241.
Same by same to Richd. Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Ralph Williamson, showing that he had the management of several inquisitions relating to the late Lord Grey's estate and that Col. Strother was only a Commissioner therein and therefore ought not to share equally with petitioner in the allowance made by the Lord Treasurer.Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of Francis Durant for a grant of the fine of 40 marks set on one White at the last assizes for co. Wilts for seditious words, petitioner having been a volunteer against the rebels in the West "and being sent as a spy or scout exposed himself to imminent dangers."Ibid.
Same by same to William Hewer of the petition of Penelope Smith, executor to Capt. Southcoate, shewing that said Captain's papers were taken from her at Tangier so that she was deprived of the benefit he designed her, great part whereof was the 350l. due to him from his soldiers; and all the pay of said soldiers since his death has been issued by the Paymaster at Tangier to the Col. and Major of the Regiment and proportionable parts thereof have been stopped but petitioner has had no account thereof: therefore prays that further pay may be stopped till she be satisfied what is due to her and also for an account of what the major has already stopped.Ibid, p. 242.
Same by same to same of the address to the King from Lady Middleton, widow of Lord Middleton, late Governor of Tangier: petitioner shewing that 2½ years of his reward for that service was unpaid at his death which necessitated him to contract many debts and forced petitioner (left with two children) to sell his plate, pictures etc. . that at her return to England she was engaged to account to the late King for her lord's administration of Tangier and after five years spent in that matter was forced to submit to the defalcation of said 2½ years' pay and to take out the late King's pardon to free herself from public demands which she was utterly unable to satisfy: "that she had your Majesty's promise for her protection, but the late King's death and the wicked rebellions made her not to importune your Majesty:" that 3,000l. which is less than said arrears would enable her to live in retirement and make some provision for her children: that Lady Teviot and Lady Faireborne have been allowed considerably: therefore hopes for an equal share of royal bounty.Ibid.
Jan. 16.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney of the petition of Richd. Wilson for a messenger's place in the Excise Office for his services in the late usurpation.Reference Book III, p. 242.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Wolstenholme, Customer of Bridgwater, for some further encouragement, he having only 10l. allowance for a clerk; and the rather because his brother acts as his clerk.Ibid, p. 243.
Same by same to the officers of the Board of Greencloth of the petition of the servants of the Queen Dowager, who had the right to eat at their Majesties' several waiters' tables: petitioners shewing that the [diet allowance for] said tables was suspended for a year and odd months in 1678; that Charles II ordered so much money to the Board of Greencloth as the tallies [sic ? for tables] amounted to, to be divided among petitioners: that about 8,000l. remains unpaid of the same; that petitioners are informed that the Lord Treasurer has ordered said 8,000l. out of the money for payment of the late King's debts but they are told by the persons who are to receive it that they have no right to any of it: therefore pray said money to be stopped till they be heard in it.Ibid.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Christopher Carington for a watchman's place [London port], he having been a great sufferer in the usurpation.Ibid.
Same by same to the Attorney General of the petition of Sir Thomas Norton, bart., showed that Charles I granted his father the tithe of grass, corn, oats etc. of Holm alias Biggen, co. Warwick, as amply as the late monastery of the Mendows of Leicester held same, said premises being recovered to the Crown by said grantee: that the tillage having for many years past been laid down the occupier refuses to pay said tithes so that petitioner and his father have paid rent without receiving any return: therefore prays a fresh lease for 500 years with explanatory terms to express that the small tithes are intended therein.Ibid, pp. 243–4.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Ralph Bell, a quayman, London port, praying to be restored to his former place as a landwaiter ibid. from which he was displaced for an irregularity in delivering a corn ship: petitioner being innocent therein and having discovered divers foul practices.Ibid, p. 244.
Jan. 16.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to William Hewer of the petition of Katherine Booth, relict of Robert Booth, praying for a pension or a sum of money to put out her child, her said husband having been a private sentinel 12 years at Tangier, where he was wounded in the last engagement with the Moors and died in the King's service at Plymouth since his arrival in England.Reference Book III, p. 244.
Same by same to same of the petition of the inhabitants of Tangier desiring that a state of the matter between them and the Earl of Dunbarton may be reported to the Lord Treasurer and that the pay of the officers indebted to them may be stopped till petitioners be satisfied.Ibid.
Same by same to the Auditor of the Receipt of (a) and (b) infra.Ibid, p. 245.
Prefixing: (a) Order of the King in Council dated Jan. 8 inst. referring to the Lord Treasurer the petition of the Kings' Heralds and Pursuivants at Arms for their fees as follow as of ancient custom together with the fee of 5l. for largess upon the creation of every nobleman whereof there are 86 now in arrear. (b) Note of said fees for public services.
l.
for the interment of Charles II40
for the Coronation of James II100
[ditto] of the Queen100
for robes at the Coronation167
on his Majesty's assuming his seat of sovereign of the Garter40
largess on the creation of 86 noblemen430
for proclaiming his present Majesty
for degrading the Duke of Monmouth
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Peter Conte of Tavistock, co. Devon, for a landwaiter's place, Plymouth port.Ibid, p. 246.
Same by same to Mr. Graham and Edward Ange of the petition of Sir Jonathan Raymond for stay of summons of Pipe against his brother John Raymond, a Recusant who has withdrawn himself but has been always faithful "and that he may have the same favour as those who have certificates of the loyalty of their near relations."Ibid.
Same to Mr. Ange of the petition of Thomas Wood for repayment of 138l. 13s. 4d. Recusants' money which his father Christopher Wood, late sheriff of Oxford, paid before his death to Samuel Bedford and which petitioner has since in ignorance paid to Mr. Ange, thus paying twice over.Ibid.
Same by same to Sir Robt. Sawyer, Attorney General, of the report dated Dec. 26 last from the Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands on the petition of William Dike ut supra, p. 438.Ibid.
Same by same to Visct. Preston of the petition of Robt. Sympson for 20l. due to him in the Great Wardrobe as appears by bill signed by Francis Pointz: said sum being quite unpaid, though Mr. Nutt charges same to be paid.Ibid, p. 247.
Jan. 16.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Ralph Olliff, gent., for the gauger's place at Bristol loco Nicho. Burroughs, deceased.Reference Book III, p. 247.
Same by same to Lord Dartmouth of the petition of Ralph Milborne, shewing that Charles II in 1672 built a new fort called Cliffords Fort at a place called Pow Panns in co. Northumberland, near the mouth of the Tyne, being upon part of petitioner's lands, for which 100l. as satisfaction was offered to Jno. Butler, the then occupier of said lands and husband of petitioner's sister, but said Butler refused said 100l. and petitioner has never received any satis faction: therefore prays satisfaction.Ibid.
Same by same to William Blathwayte of the petition of William Tyack for the place of Escheator of the Leeward Islands in America, void since the death of Charles II; petitioner being settled in Nevis for several years.Ibid, p. 248.
Same by same to Richard Graham of the report by said Graham on the petition of Venables Lynd referred to him in Nov., 1684, and entered in the Reference Book of that year, p. 140. [This said Vol. of the Reference Book is lost.]Ibid, p. 251.
Prefixing: said report dated Dec. 12 last. Petitioner was Receiver of Recusants' Forfeitures in Westminster and St. Giles in the Fields, and his allegations in his petition are true. He often complained of the neglect of the sheriffs in discharging goods after levy and I have verified same as also the sheriffs' complaints against some of the Exchequer officers. Petitioner was at the cost of several commissions detailed; and it appears by the bill of Goodenough, one of the undersheriffs, that he stopped the charge of an inquisition against Lady St. John's goods. Petitioner was at charge in several convictions and appraisements and the greatest part of the goods were pleaded off. He has paid no moneys into the Exchequer.
Same by same to the Warden and Commissioners of the Mint of the report by Sir Phi. Lloyd and James Hoare dated July 9 last on the petition of John Prescot ut supra, p. 196. Prescot had a writ for seizing Jackson's wool for the debt due to him but could not discover where said wool was until the undersheriff found same after Jackson was accused of clipping. Prescott offers to make further discovery of Jackson's goods. He may be allowed a proportion thereof towards the great debt due to him from Jackson.Ibid, p. 252.
Same by same to William Hewer of the petition of Ann Lovell, widow of Thomas Lovell, late a serjeant at Tangier in Col. Trelawney's Regiment under Capt. Southcott and Capt. Johnson successively: praying for the 33 months arrears of pay due to her said husband.Ibid, p. 253.
Same by same to Richard Graham and Phi. Burton of the petition of William Adams for his 60l. 7s. 6d. charges in prosecuting Sir Robert Peyton and others upon several treasonable practices: as is certified by Sir Tho. Jenner and Sir Roger L'Estrange.Ibid, p. 255.
Jan. 16.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to William Hewer of the petition of Ann Trobridge, widow, for 12l. due to her from Capt. Leslie for goods sold him in Aug., 1683.Reference Book III, p. 266.
Money warrant for 200l. to the executors of William, late Lord Alington; 50l. thereof to complete 1683, Christmas quarter, and 150l. as in part of 1684, Lady day quarter, on his annuity of 1,000l. as Constable of the Tower of London.Money Book VI, p. 211.
Same for 300l. to Henry, Earl of Peterborough, for last Christmas quarter on his annuity as Groom of the Stole and in that respect First Gentleman of the Bedchamber. (Money order dated Jan. 20 hereon.)Ibid, p. 211. Order Book I, p. 77.
Same for 150l. each to the following for same quarter, as Gentleman of the Bedchamber, viz. Charles, Duke of Somerset (money order dated Jan. 26 hereon); Henry, Duke of Beaufort (money order dated Jan. 20 hereon); James, Earl of Ossory (money order dated Jan. 20 hereon); James, Earl of Arran (money order dated Jan. 22 hereon); Thomas, Earl of Ailesbury (money order dated Feb. 8 hereon); Henry Edward, Earl of Lichfield (money order dated Jan. 19 hereon); Lewis, Earl of Feversham (money order dated Jan. 20 hereon); John, Lord Churchill (money order dated Jan. 22 hereon).Money Book VI, p. 212. Order Book I, pp. 77, 78, 80, 82.
Same for 100l. each to the following for same quarter as Grooms of the Bedchamber, viz.: Heneage Finch (money order dated Jan. 19 hereon); Francis Russell (ditto); Richard Leveson (ditto); Oliver Nicholas (ditto); Henry Slingsby (ditto); James Griffin (money order dated Feb. 27 hereon); James Fortrey (money order dated Feb. 10 hereon); David Lloyd (money order dated Jan. 19 hereon).Money Book VI, p. 212. Order Book I, pp. 77, 83, 89.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to pay the outports salary bill of the Customs for last Christmas quarter (being 4,873l. 10s. 8d. established salaries and 553l. additional salaries; or in all 5,426l. 10s. 8d.).Money Book VI, p. 213.
Money warrant for 10,000l. to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, as imprest for the Works. (Money order dated Jan. 18 hereon.)Ibid, p. 213. Order Book I, p. 77.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, some things (clothes, books and pictures etc.) belonging to Mris. Roche and now on board the Hope directed to Mr. Mounts[t]ephens.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 247.
Same to the Navy Commissioners for an account whether what was laid out by Major Brett and partners, late Victuallers of the Navy, in the repair of the King's Victualling houses and store houses (above what was appointed by the former survey) was necessary for his Majesty's service, "and if in those particulars where they laid out less than was appointed by the said survey they did expend so much as was sufficient for the King's service for the then present use of the Victualling."Ibid.
Jan. 16.Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners. Mr. Taylor has delivered to you his general account, his vouchers and books. You are to report thereon with all speed.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 248.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney to report on the enclosed paper [missing] being a scheme for lessening the charge of collection of the Hearthmoney.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the Earl of Northampton his goods ut supra, p. 515, which are now in the Customs warehouse, London port.Ibid, pp. 248, 252.
Same to same to deliver, Customs free, some tea brought as a present from the Princess of Orange to the Prince and Princess of Denmark.Ibid, p. 248.
Same to same. The King has declared that all wrecks ought to pay Customs without any deduction for salvage; and that no more Custom shall be paid by merchant strangers and aliens than was paid by the statute of 25 Car. II [c. 7.] on the export of any native product of this kingdom, "it being of so small value to the King and would throw the trade into the hands of those who are not fair traders." You are to draft forms [of royal warrants] to carry out the above.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwait. Treasurer Rochester will next Thursday hear Capt. Richard Young and Samuel Hanson of Barbados, on their petition and appeal against several illegal and irregular judgments given against them. You are to attend then with the necessary papers. (The like notice to the Attorney General.)Ibid, p. 249. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 182.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 150l. to Amias Hext and Juliana his wife.Disposition Book IV, p. 124.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Dewick as a tidesman at Hull loco William Watson, lately dismissed.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 90.
Christo. Eyres as a same ibid. loco. Tho. Gladstone, lately dismissed.
Same by same to same to deliver, Customs free, to Madam de Tehille (in consideration of her distressed condition) a parcel of coarse stuff for hangings brought by her for her own use, she having fled lately from France to avoid the persecution there and having arrived at Portsmouth in one of the King's yachts from Guernsey.Ibid.
Jan. 18.Henry Guy to Mr. Hewer to pay 5l. to Job. Atkins, late master gunner at Tangier, for last Christmas quarter on his pension of 20l. per an.Disposition Book IV, p. 124.
Same to same to advance 20l. to James Scot, late master gunsmith to the magazine and garrison of Tangier, for his present relief: same is to be defalked out of the arrears of pay due to him, when same comes to be paid.Ibid, p. 125.
Jan. 18.Henry Guy to the Earl of Ranelagh. Treasurer Rochester sent Mr. Shales to you about the money to be advanced for buying provisions of hay, straw, etc. for the encamping next spring which is to be deducted out of the soldiers' pay. As you and Shales have agreed upon it you are to advance him 400l. this day for that service and to continue to advance him 400l. weekly for same till further order.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 249.
Same to Mr. [Philip] Burton to pay Antho. Church, Keeper of the Gatehouse at Westminster, 50l. for removing several prisoners, viz. Mr. Williams, Mr. Parrott, Mr. Larke, Mr. Ascue and Mr. Marders into the West.Ibid.
Appending: [said Church's] account for same with report dated Dec. 21 last thereon by Ri. Graham and [abovesaid] Phi. Burton.
Same to Sir Sam. Astry, enclosing a list [missing] of money levied on Dissenters and paid into the Exchequer (being forfeitures to the King in Michaelmas term, 1683, on proclamations made upon the writs de excommunicato capiendo, amounting in the whole to 5,380l.). Where is this money? If it be not paid into the Exchequer you are to give the Lord Treasurer an account what is become of all the writs that were sent out against Dissenters.Ibid, p. 250.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed draft warrant [missing] in favour of the Duchess of Buccleuch.Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of the Privy Seal, enclosing the Attorney General's opinion on the general clause in the pardons granted to the rebels in the West. You are to observe same in all such pardons.Ibid.
Appending: said opinion by Sir Robert Sawyer. The general words in the pardon (ac omnia et singula indictamenta etc.) do not restore their goods and lands forfeited upon the attainder; for those being forfeited no words of pardon can restore them. There must be a special [grant] of restitution for that purpose. But in pardoning persons before attainder the very pardon without those general words prevents the incurring of the forfeiture of goods and lands.
Same to Mr. Hewer for an account how the last six months' pay [for the late Forces at Tangier] has been issued and to whom. Lieut.-Col. Churchill has desired that he may be paid to the time his Col. is paid. Have you any objection to this ?Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh [Paymaster of the Forces] to report on (a) infra.Ibid, p. 251.
Appending: (a) petition of James Pearse, surgeon, concerning the smart money proposed to be given to the private soldiers of his Majesty's First Regiment of Foot Guards wounded in the late rebellion in the West. Is it the King's pleasure that there be precedents for those of the Earl of Dunbarton's and the Earl of Craven's Regiment, or what distinction is to be observed ? Also what degree of augmentation of royal bounty is to be awarded to the Gentlemen of the King's Horse Guards and Royal Regiment of Horse, I pray consideration of the services of my [medical] brethren therein, viz. Mr. Hobbs, who attended the General and the Horse Guards and returned with them; Mustow and Mr. Wyley, the one surgeon to Col. Trelawney, the other to Col. Kirke, they dressing the wounded men sent to Bridgwater from the day of the fight till the latter end of September; Mr. Bellamy and his servant, who took care of 38 wounded men sent to Bath from the beginning of July until the middle of August when the men were either cured, dead or sent to the Hospital in London; the wounded and sick of both places being now all come away and there remaining yet unpaid about 70l. for that service. The number of wounded sent to Bridgwater was 110 and those sent to Bath 38, making a total of 148. The total charge for medicines, diet, lodging and necessaries was 151l. 9s. 5d. whereof 80l. has been paid by Mr. Fox. I also pray that the allowance to the surgeons of the land Forces for medicine money may be settled.
Jan. 19.Henry Guy to the Earl of Dunbarton. Send your answer to the enclosed petition [missing] of John Meagher with Mr. Hewer's report thereon [missing].Out Letters (General) IX, p. 252.
Same to the Attorney General to report on (a) the enclosed information [missing] concerning lords of manors seizing upon the estate of criminals convicted (b) the report from the Mint Commissioners on Jona Howell's petition for 400l. for his charges in prosecuting clippers etc.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer thinks it best to let the logwood duty to farm. Enquire who will be the best chapmen for it.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Pepys. The Lord Treasurer to-day moved the King that Capt. Saunderson, commander of the Fubs yacht who is lately gone to Scotland with the Duchess of Lauderdale, may on his return call at Newcastle and take in all the moneys of the Excise and Hearthmoney collectors in Newcastle and Durham, which is computed to be about 4,000l. and to bring same to London. The King has so ordered. Give Saunderson instructions accordingly. (Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney to send orders to the said collectors to deliver their moneys to Saunderson.)Ibid.
Same to [the King's Remembrancer] for a commission to the following to enquire as to the extent of several messuages and tenements belonging to the King in or near the Tower of London or the liberties thereof into which the city of London has intruded under pretence of some title thereto, the commissioners to be Lord Dartmouth, Master General of the Ordnance; the Honble. Thomas Cheeke, Lieutenant of the Tower; the Honble. Sir Christopher Musgrave, Lieut.-Gen. of the Ordnance; the Honble. Charles Bertie, Treasurer of the Ordnance; Sir Thomas Stringer, one of the Serjeants at Law and Steward of the Court of Record for the Tower; Sir Henry Shere, Surveyor General of the Ordnance; Sir Edwd. Sherburne, Clerk of the Ordnance; Sir Philip Lloyd, Warden of the Mint; Thomas Neale and James Hoare, Commissioners for the Office of Master and Worker of the Mint; Sir John Brattle, Assaymaster of the Mint; Sir Henry Johnson, Sir Thomas Row, Sir John Freind, Thomas Gardnor, Storekeeper of the Ordnance; Philip Musgrave, Clerk of the Deliveries in the Ordnance; Martin Beckman, his Majesty's Chief Engineer; Francis Hawkins, Dr. in Divinity; Richard Graham, William Stringer, Thomas Stringer, John Viney, Thomas Hawley, Thomas Phillipps, his Majesty's second Engineer; Champion Asby, Edward Farnham, Coroner for the Liberty of the Tower. (Same dated same to Mr. [Philip] Burton to pass the above commission under the great seal.)Ibid, pp. 252–3.
Jan. 19.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Eva for the place of landwaiter and searcher at Penryn loco Mr. Coode, deceased.Reference Book III, p. 247. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 247.
Warrant by same to same to employ Nathll. Tyderleigh as surveyor of Weymouth port loco Thomas Temple, lately dismissed.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 90.
Same by same to same to renew the commissions to the managers (sub-commissioners) and officers of the Four and a Half per cent. duty in Barbados and the Leeward Islands aecording to the present establishment; Treasurer Rochester's general order of May I last being insufficient to authorise such renewal.Ibid, p. 91.
Money warrant for 500l. to Robert Squibb, junr., as imprest for the redemption of English captives [in Barbary]; as by the privy seal of April 30 last: to be satisfied out of moneys in the Exchequer arising by the collection for the said use. (Money order dated Jan. 20 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 213. Order Book I, p. 78.
Repetition [? merely a copy] of the royal warrant of Jan. 9, supra, pp. 516–7, authorising Charles Fox, late Paymaster of the Forces, to satisfy all moneys due to the Forces up to Jan. 1.King's Warrant Book X, pp. 275–6.
Henry Guy to Mr. Roberts [Receiver of the Honor and Castle of Windsor]. There has been advanced at the Exchequer 800l. to Signr. Verrio which is intended to be regularly issued to you for discharging what is due to him on account of [paintings at] Windsor. You are to adjust the account of what is so due to him so "that directions may be sent to the Exchequer for discharging the said money there."Disposition Book IV, p. 125.
Same to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Treasurer of the Navy] for a certificate what now remains due to sea officers and bills in course, towards which there has been 400l. a week appointed for some time past.Ibid.
Same 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.Ibid, pp. 125, 126, 127.
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
l.s.d.
to ditto for Mr. Gore for hemp34238
to ditto for Mr. Foley for interest20534
to me [Guy] for secret service by [way of] advance1,00000
to ditto, more40000
to Mr. Seagar9940
to Mr. Lytcott48200
to Mr. Hall for interest30000
to the Duke of Grafton for a month's allowance when he was in the French Army40000
to Alderman Sturt in [part of] repayment of loan2,00000
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces6,00000
to Col. Werden for the Queen2,50000
to the Cofferer of the Household2,00000
to me [Guy] for secret service37500
to ditto, more1,20000
Out of Hearthmoney.
to the Treasurer of the Chamber for Mr. Atterbury50000
to the Grooms and Gentlemen of the Bedchamber, a quarter2,30000
Out of Post Office money.
to Mr. Graham for the Privy Purse50000
to me [Guy] for secret service20000
Out of the imposition on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance2,00000
Out of the Queen Dowager's [Portugal] portion.
to the Prince and Princess [of Denmark] in part of 16,000l.1,88000
Out of the Irish revenue.
to ditto in full of same1,12000
(Same dated same to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week, said paper including only the above 11 Customs items: total disposition, 6,428l. 11s. 0d.) (Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper for those revenues; said paper including for the Excise only the above five Excise items: total disposition, 12,075l.: and for the Hearthmoney the above two 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, 4,800l.) (Same dated Jan. 21 to Mr. Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, to pay the abovesaid 500l. to Mr. Atterbury, in part, upon his bills [as a messenger of the Chamber], since the accession of James II.)
Jan. 19.Fiat by Treasurer Rochester for royal letters patent to constitute John Dryden, gent. as collector of aliens Customs, London port, to wit, the office he held at the 'death of Charles II with the annuity or annual fee of 277l. 6s. 8d.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 195–7.
Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier to pay Walter Midleton, Customer of Milford port, his salary of 15l. 5s. 0d. per an. what now due thereon and what shall grow due thereon quarterly.Disposition Book IV, p. 127.
Jan. 20.Same to same to forthwith pay into the Exchequer what money remains in your hands on your last certificate but one and was not brought into cash in your last certificate. You are to pay same to the Teller who advanced some money out of the Queen Dowager's portion to the Treasurer of the Navy for Chatham and Sheerness Yards. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt informing him of the above.)Ibid.
Jan. 20.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners and the Excise Commissioners for an account of the product of the Customs and Excise for the half year ending Christmas last.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 254.
Jan. 21.Same to the Attorney General to exhibit a bill for the recovery to the Crown of the 225l. left by Thomas Bell to ministers of Independent churches; which money Christ's Hospital has petitioned for.Ibid, p. 253.
Same to Mr. Ange. I have sent to Mr. Graham a list of forfeitures in Michaelmas term, 1683, on the proclamations made on the writs de excommunicato capiendo.Ibid.
Same to said Graham, enclosing said list together with Sir Sam. Astry's letter concerning same. You are to enquire why the said sums are not paid to the King's use.Ibid, p. 254.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed warrants [missing].Ibid.
Same to Mr. Burton to report on Mary Gibbon's petition concerning the fine of 100l. set at the Sessions at Canterbury on Thomas Goldsmith for seditious words.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to advance to me [Guy] 500l. for secret service, out of the following funds, viz. 422l. 9s. 8d. of Letter Office money; 59l. 11s. 0d. of Customs; 17l. 19s. 4d. of Hearthmoney. The regular warrants for this issue shall be sent to you as soon as passed.Disposition Book IV, p. 127.
Same to same to issue 11l. 2s. 7d. of Hearthmoney and 3l. 17s. 5d. of Excise money (making 15l. in all) to Mris. Ursula Ellyott.Ibid, p. 128.
Money warrant for 75l. to Dame Sophia Stuart for last Michaelmas quarter on her pension.Money Book VI, p. 214.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Mallett as boatman and tidesman at Colchester loco Daniel Pindar, who was formerly presented loco Nathaniel Bruen, but never appeared.Out Letters (Customs) X, pp. 91, 92.
Thomas Orrell as mate to Jacob Vivian boatman at Newhaven loco Henry Carter, who has relinquished same.
George Gybbs (for many years an extraordinary watchman, London port) as a watchman in fee ibid. loco John Hindes, lately dismissed.
Edward Hamond as a watchman in fee [ibid.] loco Richd. Harvy, deceased.
Reference by same to same of the petition of the town of Berwick on Tweed for directions to the collector of Berwick port to admit such quantities of Scotch corn and herrings, Customs free, as the Lord Treasurer shall think fit and necessary for the relief of the garrison and poor, as was formerly allowed: petitioners will enter said goods and give security that they shall not be exported. They further pray that a Company quartered in Spittle and Tweedmouth may be relieved with the same corn and herrings from Berwick: they being 14 miles distant from any other market and not able long to subsist without some supply.Reference Book III, p. 249.
Jan. 21.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Harris Maddern, gent. for the place of collector, Penzance, or surveyor in the Isle of Scilly or landwaiter in Penryn, his father having been collector of Penzance port till his death.Reference Book III, p 249.
Same by same to same of the petition of the borough of Liverpool, shewing that the Customs have increased in said port since 1669 from 1,875l. in a year to above 14,850l. "and we reasonably hope for a proportionable increase if several late great losses to the damage of 2,000l. in one morning for want of a pier to shelter it from the North West winds do not divert the attention of many merchants and if we were able to bear the charge of erecting such a pier which will cost at least 8,000l. It should have been built ere this but since the want of it from our extreme poverty may make a diversion of this flourishing trade," therefore pray a grant of a fifth or sixth part of the Customs arising in the port in the next two years for the erecting such a pier which they undertake to repair and maintain at their own cost thereafter.Ibid, p 252.
[?Same by same to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands of the report dated Jan. 19 inst. from Sir Robt. Sawyer, Attorney General, on the petition of Sir Thomas Norton, supra, p. 526.Ibid, pp. 255–6.
Appending: Sawyer's said report. In petitioner's patent only the great tythes are granted in fee farm at 10s. per an. On purpose to avoid payment of tithe to the grantee they let the lands lie fresh and depasture them whereby no great tithes arise, only small tithes which have never been answered to the Crown. A grant of the small tithes may be made to him in order to make the former grant effectual.
Jan. 22.Henry Guy to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton, enclosing a letter [missing] from Mr. Ange to the Lord Treasurer, containing a list of persons committed to prison upon the writ de excommunicato capiendo and discharged contrary to the directions of the statute. You are to attend the Attorney General therewith in order to his bringing an information against the officer of the Counter who discharged said prisoners contrary to law.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 208.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to Salisbury House in the Strand to see the goods of the Venetian ambassadors and their retinues made up in order to their transport, Customs free.Ibid, p. 254.
Appending: memorial by Girolamo Signolo, the Venetian Resident, to Treasurer Rochester, requesting said favour.
Jan. 23.Same to Mr. Hewer. You report Dec. 17 last (on the petition of William Aldham, supra, p. 437) that 5l. 5s. 0d. is due to him from Robt. Hughes, late a soldier at Tangier. You are to pay petitioner as far as the arrears to said soldier will admit.Ibid, p. 255.
Jan. 23.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed letter [missing] received by Treasurer Rochester from Shadreck Vincent. Also to report on the enclosed address [missing] to the King from the assembly of Virginia touching the new impost on tobacco.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 255.
Same to the Navy Commissioners for a fresh copy of the estimate of the 15th ult. of the foreign commodities necessary to be provided for fitting out 42 of the King's ships.Ibid.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal to release and discharge Thomas Culpeper, his heirs etc. of the fine of 1,000l. at the sessions held for the Verge of the King's Palace at Westminster July 20 last for an assault upon William, Earl of Devonshire, for which he was sentenced to said fine, to have his right hand cut off and to suffer imprisonment for life. The said privy seal is to be passed for Culpeper without fees.King's Warrant Book X, p. 276.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a same for 3,500l. to Thomas Neale, Charles Duncombe and James Hoare, Commissioners for the office of Master and Worker of the Mint, as imprest for the service of the Mint: to be issued out of any treasure in the Exchequer. (Cancelled and replaced by the warrant of Feb. 10 infra, p. 582.)Ibid, p. 277.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a same for discharge of the baronetcy fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Paul Jenkinson of Walton, co. Derby.Ibid.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a same for 30,000l. to Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber, as imprest for the expence and service of his office.Ibid.
Same to Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, Paymaster of the Forces, to pay the following pensions which Charles Fox, late Paymaster of the Forces, was formerly authorised to pay: to be during pleasure; from Jan. 1st inst.Ibid, pp. 278–9.
Appending: list of said pensions.
l.s.d.
Capt. Thomas Howard, at 3l. per week15600
Capt. Gwilliam at 2l. per week10400
Major Markham, the like10400
Col. John Legg10000
Sir Ralph Freeman at 2l. per week10400
William Pendrill's two daughters at 50l. per an. each10000
Sir Edward Fitzharris's three grandchildren at 30s. per week7800
Sir Robt. Walsh at 2s. 6d. per diem45126
Lady Thornburgh at 12d. per diem1850
Widow Vanbright22160
Widow Maugridge at 12d. a day1850
Lady D'Ognate5000
£900186
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a pension or annuity of 200l. to Richard Topham: payable quarterly from Christmas, 1684, during pleasure: being a continuation of the like pension granted by Charles II 1684, Oct. 9: the year due hereon to Christmas last to be paid forthwith.Ibid, p. 279.
Jan. 23Six royal sign manuals for respectively 1,000l., 500l., 600l., 250l., 375l. and 1,200l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of Jan. 20 inst. (Six money warrants dated Jan. 26 hereon. Six money orders dated Jan. 26 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 280. Money Book VI, p. 218. Order Book I, p. 79.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for an annuity or pension of 100l. to Ann Kelly: to be paid quarterly from 1684, Christmas, during pleasure: the year due hereon to Christmas last to be paid presently.King's Warrant Book X, p. 280.
Same to same for a same for a like pension to Andrew Clench, Dr. in Phisick: to be payable quarterly from June 24 last during pleasure: the half year due thereon to Christmas last to be paid forthwith.Ibid, pp. 280–1.
Money warrant for 528l. 8s. 10d. to William Blathwayte, assistant to the Clerks of the Council, attending the Committee of Council for Trade and Plantations, being 260l. 19s. 4d. and 267l. 9s. 6d. for respectively last Michaelmas and Christmas quarters' salary and incidents bill of said Committee.Money Book VI, pp. 214–5. Order Book I, p. 80.
Appending: said bills as allowed by six Lords of the Privy Council. (Money order dated Jan. 26 hereon.)
Same for 300l. to Augustus L'Hosteyne for one year to Christmas last on his pension. (Money order dated Jan. 25 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 215. Order Book I, p. 79.
Same for 125l. to Sir Philip Lloyd for half a year to June 24 last on his fee as a Clerk of the Privy Council.Money Book VI, p. 216.
Warrant from Treasurer Rochester to the Receipt for tallies on the Tenths of the dioceses concerned for 106l. 5s. 0d. to Elizabeth, relict of James Hamilton, for last Christmas quarter on the unassigned moiety of the annuity for her children; and for 125l. for same quarter on the annuity for herself.Ibid.
Same to same for same for 106l. 5s. 0d. to James, son of abovesaid Elizabeth Hamilton, for same quarter on his assigned moiety of the abovesaid annuity.Ibid, p. 217.
Money warrant for 2,500l. to the Queen for same quarter on her annuity of 10,000l. over and above her jointure: as by the privy seal of Oct. 31 last. (Money order dated Jan. 25 hereon.)Ibid, p. 221. Order Book I, p. 79.
Fiat by Treasurer Rochester for royal letters patent to constitute Francis Spendlove, esq., Comptroller of Yarmouth port: to wit, the office he held at the death of Charles II.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 194.
Same for same to constitute Thomas Raymond a King's waiter, London port: to wit, ut supra.Ibid.
Jan. 23.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of the owners of the ship Welcomes, praying payment of the 469l. remaining unpaid of their account of 1,247l. 5s. 0d. for freight from Tangier.Reference Book III, p. 250.
Same by same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney of the petition of William Tempest of Old Durham for the place of Receiver of Excise and Hearthmoney in the [four] Northern Counties loco John Basire, lately commissioned, who is desirous to be discharged.Ibid.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of a paper from the Earl and Countess [Dowager] of Yarmouth desiring that the duty on unwrought wood may be collected by Mr. Waterson, Mr. Dawson and Mr. Loades.Ibid.
Henry Guy to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Treasurer of the Navy]. In spite of the letter of Dec. 15 last supra, p. 490 (for the application of 3,000l. and 1,000l. to the pay of the Henrietta and Katherine yachts), the officers and seamen of the Katherine yacht complain that they are not paid. Why is this ?Disposition Book IV, 128.
Same to the Farmers of unwrought wood to forthwith pay into the Exchequer 450l. on your rent of said Farm. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said sum to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, for half a year to Christmas last for the paving and for Audley End.)Ibid.
Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Ann, Duchess of Buccleuch, and her heirs of all that great house or lodge in Rickmansworth sometime in the tenure of Sir Richd. Francklyn, bart. and afterwards of James, late Duke of Monmouth, and all the land or pasture ground containing 328 acres enclosed with a pale and called Moore Park, and the lodge lately erected therein; and all those arable lands containing 80 acres in Rickmansworth lying without the pale of said park and towards said town; and all that meadow called East Mead containing 37 acres in Rickmansworth "and of all that piece or parcel of meadow ground containing by estimation one acre and one rood lying in Rickmansworth aforesaid in the said mead called East Mead" and that other parcel of meadow ground therein, containing half an acre: with all the appurtenances and rights etc. of the said premises: to be held as of the manor of East Greenwich in free and common socage.King's Warrant Book X, p. 281. Warrants Early XXXIII, pp. 18b–19a.
Jan. 25.Henry Guy to Mr. Graham to report on James Fortrey's petition and your own report thereon and said Fortrey's list of the goods he petitions for as now in the hands of the sheriff of co. Somerset. Are all the persons mentioned convicted of high treason ?Out Letters (General) IX, pp. 255–6.
Appending: said petitioner desiring to be put into possession of several ricks of corn and hay and some parcels of sheep and other cattle being the personal estates of John Templeman, Tho. Templeman, Richard Templeman, John Michell, Peter Michel, John Phelps, James Pitcher and John Greenway, inhabitants of Merriott and Crewkerne, co. Somerset, and all actually concerned in the late rebellion.
Jan. 25.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to send unopened to Mr. Chiffinch's lodgings in Whitehall a balott or bundle brought from Dunkirk by Thomas Laurens and directed to John Berionde to deliver to Monsieur de Barillon, the French Ambassador.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 256.
Same to the Mint Commissioners to view the repairs alledged by Mrs. Wharton to have been done by Philip Wharton, her late husband, as Warden of the Mint.Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to make out bills for 205l. 3s. 4d. to Robt. Foley for five years' interest to 1684, Dec. 31, on 683l. 18s. 1¾d. due to him on Navy bills signed 1681, Dec. 31.Disposition Book IV, p. 128.
Jan. 26.William Blathwayt to Sir R. Dutton. Your paper concerning your accompt has been referred to me by Treasurer Rochester. He has directed a privy seal to be passed as you propose: but as to the continuation of your salary to Christmas last his Lordship says he cannot order it without first moving the King, which he will do if you desire it. Meantime you would do well to solicit the passing your privy seal at the Treasury Office and to make your application to the King for your last quarter if you insist on it.Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 176.
Warrant from Treasurer Rochester to the Treasurer's Remembrancer, the Clerk of the Pipe and Comptroller of the Pipe for the issue of process against a list [missing] of baronets made since 15 Car. II who have not paid their baronetcy fee nor obtained discharge for same according to the course of the Exchequer.Money Book VI, p. 217.
Approval by same of the last Christmas quarter's salary bill of the Customs, London port, being 5,109l. 15s. 8d. for established salaries and 211l. 5s. 0d. for additional salaries.Ibid, p. 218.
Money warrant for 20,000l. to Charles Toll in satisfaction of 10,000l. lent by Anthony Sturt, junr., and 10,000l. lent by Anthony Sturt, senr.. all the tallies of loan for said 20,000l. having come to the hands of Toll, the said Sturts, senr. and junr., having agreed to Toll's receiving said principal and interest thereon etc. ut supra, p. 84. (Two separate money orders dated Jan. 28 for 10,000l. each hereon.)Ibid, p. 219. Order Book I, p. 80.
Same for 800l. to Sir John Chichley for one year to Christmas last on his pension.Money Book VI, p. 220.
Same for 500l. to Philip Burton as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated Jan. 28 hereon.)Ibid, p. 220. Order Book I, p. 81.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay 100l. to the Mayor etc. of Clifton, Dartmouth, Hardness for 2½ years to Sept. 29 last on the perpetuity to said town: out of the Customs of Exeter and Dartmouth ports.Money Book VI, p. 221.
Three royal sign manuals for respectively 667l. 16s. 7¼d. 400l. and 311l. 4s. 6d. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of the 20th inst. (Three money warrants dated Jan. 28 hereon. Three money orders dated Jan. 28 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 283. Money Book VI, p. 222. Order Book I, p. 81.
Jan. 26.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Roger Herbert, gent. for a landwaiter's place, London port loco a friend who is willing to surrender.Reference Book III, p. 254.
Warrant by same to Philip Ryley, serjeantat-arms attending the Lord Treasurer, to arrest Richard Walter, of Mare, co. Stafford, one of the securities of Symon Unwin, late sheriff of co. Stafford; said Unwin having been arrested for not having passed his account for the year ended 1677, Sept. 29, and being now dead.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 195.
Henry Guy to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton to take care that the extents which are taken out by Arnold Brown against Tho. Price, the goldsmith, may have preference next after the extents which were taken out by order of the Lord Treasurer for the debt due from said Price to the King, "the money which is to be levied by the extents taken out by Mr. Brown being likewise due to the King."Out Letters (General) IX, p. 256.
Same to the Customs Cashier. The money warrant of July 9 last, supra, p. 259, for 80l. to the Corporation of Dartmouth could not be executed till a new authority was obtained from the King to warrant same. This has been done but it is now alleged that the warrant has been mislaid. If it comes to your hand you are to return it to me to be cancelled as another warrant has been issued for 100l. to the said Corporation.Ibid.
Same to Edmd. Clerke. As you did not attend to-day the Lord Treasurer will this day week hear you and your brother concerning the place of clerk to the Commissioners of Alienations. If you fail to attend the place will be given to your brother.Ibid.
Same to Dr. Pinfold. Bring to the Lord Treasurer forthwith the original books of all excommunicated persons.Ibid, p. 257.
Same to Mr. Graham. Attend the Lord Treasurer with your opinion on the list of excommunicated persons lately sent you.Ibid.
Same to Sir Joseph Tredenham enclosing (a) infra.Ibid.
Appending: (a) report dated Dec. 30 last from William Blathwaite [Secretary at War] to the Lord Treasurer concerning said Tredenham's pay as Governor of St. Mawes Castle. I do not find that said pay has ever been put on the establishment of the Forces, as it was formerly paid out of the Crown revenues of Devon and Cornwall and there is an express order of 1679–80, Jan. 14, for determining all the charge of that garrison (viz. a Capt., Lieut., 12 soldiers and a porter) except the gunners who have been ever since continued with the usual allowance.
Same to Sir Richd. Haddock and Sir John Narborough to send to Treasurer Rochester a copy of the private instructions given by the late King to Capt. Phipps when he went in 1683 in the Golden Rose upon a private undertaking for recovery of plate, bullion etc. wrecked upon the islands and shoals of Bahama near the Gulf of Florida.Ibid.
Jan. 26.Henry Guy to the Mint Commissioners. The Lord Treasurer approves your proposal to employ two persons (Henry Young and Geo. Macy) to take care of the effectual prosecution of persons accused of clipping and coining in the North of England at the several assizes now approaching.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 257.
Same to Mr. Graham to attend Treasurer Rochester at his house to-morrow. Send me the bill of all the charges the King has been at in the prosecution of Mr. Hampden.Ibid, p. 258.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to James de Labadie an old suite of tapestry hangings brought from Bridges [Bruges] in the ship —, Adriaden Block master, "which said hangings the said Labadie left behind him at Brussels when this present King [James II] was there."Ibid.
Appending: note of said Labadie's request.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 100l. to the Corporation of Dartmouth ut supra, p. 540.Disposition Book IV, p. 133.
Jan. 27.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt. The Lord Treasurer intends that the 3,500l. Customs and Excise money advanced at the Exchequer to the Mint Commissioners shall be made good out of Coinage duty to the Teller that advanced same. There will be 2,234l. 15s. 8d. of Coinage duty paid into the Exchequer this day. It is to be paid to said Teller; and as there is at present no privy seal to authorise the issuing of the Coinage money to the Mint you are to discharge in your books so much of the Excise and Customs money advanced as aforesaid as the Coinage money amounts to and you are to issue said Coinage money to the Mint Commissioners by way of advance.Ibid, pp. 130–3.
Further you are to issue as follows out of the Customs and Excise money that will be supplied to the Tellers out of the Coinage duty; together with the other branches of the revenue.
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 Mr. Gore for hemp bought in Oct. last32063
to ditto for stores for the Navy on the credit of the [Navy's] weekly money1,00000
to ditto towards the pay of Chatham and Sheerness Yards to be applied to make good the Queen Dowager's portion that has been advanced3,00000
to Alderman Sturt in repayment of loan2,00000
to Mr. Packer for the new buildings in the Privy Garden1,50000
to Visct. Preston in full of all his allowances as minister in France1,280150
Out of the Excise.
to Visct. Ranelagh for the Forces6,00000
to the Cofferer of the Household1,00000
to the Duchess of Portsmouth1,00000
Out of Hearthmoney.
to Mr. Griffin in part of last Christmas quarter due at his office of Treasurer of the Chamber80000
Out of the Post Office money.
to Mr. Graham for the Privy Purse50000
to me [Guy] for secret service1391511
to ditto for the repairs at Swinley Rails20000
Out of the imposition on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance1,00000
Out of loans made or to be made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the Hearthmoney.
to Mr. Griffin to complete 2,000l.1,20000
(Same dated Jan. 26 to the Customs Cashier enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; said paper including only the above eight Customs items. Total disposition, 10,301l. 1s. 3d.) (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, the above three Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following item [payable directly out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz. 3,000l. to Mr. Duncombe in repayment of loan. Total disposition of the Excise, 11,000l. And for the Hearthmoney the above Hearthmoney item [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable direct out of the Hearthmoney Office on tallies] viz. 2,000l. to Charles Bertie in repayment of loan; 1,000l. to Mr. Toll for the like. Total disposition of the Hearthmoney, 3,800l.)
Jan. 27.Henry Guy to the Navy Commissioners. There is due to Capt. Christo. Billop 15l. 0s. 10d. residue of 38l. 5s. 10d. due on a bill No. 1551 dated 1683, June 15, and 101l. 10s. 9d. residue of 734l. 3s. 4d. due on a bill No. 29 dated 1683, June 25. Before any payment be made hereon you are to send the Lord Treasurer notice when they come in course to be paid.Disposition Book IV, p. 129.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 60l. to Mris. Goulding out of money of goods seized in the Exchequer.Ibid.
Same to same enclosing a state [missing] of the money for the Forces from 1684–5, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. You are to certify what money has been paid at the Exchequer to [Charles Fox,] the late Paymaster of the Forces, from 1684–5, Jan. 1 to Dec. 14 last.Ibid.
Same to same to issue 311l. 4s. 6d. to me [Guy] for secret service: out of the money of goods seized in the Exchequer.Ibid.
Same to same. The Chancellor of the Exchequer will forthwith lend 1,200l. into the Exchequer on credit of the half year's Hearthmoney payable at Michaelmas next at 5 per cent. Take in the money and reserve it for the Lord Treasurer's disposal.Ibid.
Jan. 27.Henry Guy [to the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue 62l. 11s. 8d. to Andrew Laurence out of money of goods seized in the Exchequer.Disposition Book IV, p. 130.
Same to same to advance 500l. to me [Guy] for secret service: out of the following funds, viz. 114l. 6s. 4d. of goods seized in the Exchequer, 320l. of the Letter Office money, and 65l. 13s. 8d. of Tenths. The warrants for the regular issue hereof shall be sent as soon as passed.Ibid, p. 133.
Jan. 28.Warrant from Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to permit the, Customs free, transport of Navy stores as below on the Owners Adventure, William Hare master, to Nevis for the service of his Majesty's ship Dartmouth.Out Letters (Customs) X, pp. 92–4.
Prefixing: schedule of said stores as laden at Deptford the 26th inst. by the Navy Commissioners being boatswain's and carpenter's stores respectively.
Same by same to same and to the Commissioners of Excise to observe an order of the King in Council dated Whitehall, the 22nd inst.Ibid, p. 95.
Prefixing: said order made on a memorial of the Customs Commissioners who therein represented that they observed a greater number of wrecks than ordinary, more especially of wines and brandies which goods were generally taken into the possession of the Vice Admirals or their deputies or the lords of manors in right of their respective royalties and that they suspected some contrivance between the proprietors of the goods and the said personages to set up pretences of wreck on purpose to avoid the great duty on those commodities: and therefore desired that all such wrecked goods should remain in possession of the Customs officers till it be decided legally whether the goods were wreck or not. This being controverted on behalf of the Admiralty the King, upon full hearing of Sir Richard Lloyd, Col. Strode and Sir Robt. Holmes and others on behalf of the Admiralty and the said Customs and Excise Commissioners on the other behalf did order (for the avoiding of all controversy about the several distinctions of wreck in relation to the payment of the duties) that all wreck goods whatsoever as well such as should remain to the King in the right of his Admiralty as others should pay the duty of Custom and Excise without any allowance for salvage or other allowance whatsoever except as allowed by the Act of Tonnage and Poundage for damage, and further that all goods salved or coming on shore as wreck should remain in the custody of the Customs officers till the duty be paid or secured.
Money warrant for 1,200l. to Sir John Ernley in repayment of the like sum by him lent into the Exchequer the 27th inst.: with interest at 5l. per cent. (Money order dated Jan. 27 hereon: the money order being fictitiously given the date of the tally of loan. To be repaid out of the Hearthmoney due at Michaelmas next.)Money Book VI, p. 221. Order Book I, p. 81.
William Blathwayt to Henry Guy, dated Whitehall. The Lord Treasurer would have Col. Henry Walrond summoned to attend him concerning the 500l. received by him from the Assembly of Barbados. I will attend thereon next Tuesday.Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 176.
Jan. 28.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to (out of loans on the linen duty Act) issue 6,000l. to Charles Fox for offreckonings due in his time as late Paymaster of the Forces.Disposition Book IV, p. 133.
Same to the Customs Cashier. As to the intended application (to be inserted in your weekly cash certificate) of the 8,066l. 5s. 7d. of Customs money which Treasurer Rochester directed to be paid into the Exchequer yesterday you are to inquire of Alderman Duncombe or at the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt.Ibid.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to advance to me [Guy], out of the loans on the linen duty Act, 200l. for secret service. The necessary warrants for the regular issue hereof shall be sent as soon as passed.Ibid, p. 134.
Same to Capt. Tho. Cornwallys. Send the Lord Treasurer forthwith your answer to Francis de Cartret's petition as sent to you May 4 last.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 258.
Same to the Attorney General. Expedite your report on the papers concerning the charge against the late Farmers of Excise.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Graham. The Lord Treasurer is disposed to show some favour to Mr. Garrett who is prosecuted for waste in Windsor Forest. What way may it be done?Ibid.
Same to Sir Eliab Harvey. Attend me as I have something to say to you from my Lord Treasurer.Ibid.
[Jan. 8. sic for 28].Same to Mr. Pepys, enclosing the order in Council ut supra, p. 544, concerning wreck goods.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Bring the Lord Treasurer your answer on Monday next to the enclosed answer [missing] of the East India Company to your report of Dec. 7 last.Ibid, p. 259.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt [as Secretary at War] for a certificate what was due to Sir Thomas Daniell at his decease and what to the gunners and soldiers there [Arcliffe Bulwark].Ibid.
Appending: petition to the King from Ingilby, son of Sir Thomas Daniell, kt., for 267l. 13s. 4d. arrears owing to his said father at the death of Charles II on the 16d. a day for himself as Captain of his Majesty's forts at Dover and the 8d. a day [each] for four gunners and two soldiers who are reduced to great necessities for want thereof.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt for a list of all unsatisfied [money] warrants and orders lying before you and for which no money is provided [by letter of direction].Ibid.
Jan. 30.The Lord Treasurer to Sir Edwd. Windham, bart., Sir Fra. Warr, bart., Fra. Luttrell, Tho. Windham of Witham, John Piggott and John Hunt of Witham, co. Somerset. The King having great confidence in your wisdom and loyalty commands me to desire you to enquire by the best means you can what persons in your county were most obnoxious to the Government and either actually in arms or aided and abetted the late Duke of Monmouth in the rebellion and what real or personal estates they possessed. (The like letters to Sir Henry Butler, Col. Tho. Strangwaies, Tho. Earle, Rich. Fownes, Col. Fra. Moon and Geo. Reeves, esq. for co. Dorset: and to Sir Boucher Wray, bart., Sir Nicho. Slanning, Sir Hugh Ackland, bart., Col. Jno. Poole, Col. Jno. Gifford, Richd. Duck for co. Devon: and to Col. Jno. Windham, Col. Lewis of Edington, Col. Lambert, Sir Richd. How, bart., Rob. Hyde, Mr. Stoneho[use] of Beding [Bedwin] for co. Wilts.)Ibid, p. 258.