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'Entry Book: March 1686, 1-5', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 616-634. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82537 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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March 1686, 1-5

Mar. 1.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners returning the petitions of Henry Allen and Sam Danvers. You are to report how far Danvers has paid Allen the debt mentioned in Allen's petition.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 282.
Same to the Mint Commissioners to charge George Macy with 25l. for the 12 packs of wool of Edward Jackson, said Macy being willing to accept them at that rate.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer to pay John Abrook, late gunsmith and armourer of the late garrison of Tangier, 5l. for his present relief. As for the pension of 12l. or 16l. a year which you propose for his subsistence you are to speak with Treasurer Rochester hereon.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Griffin [Treasurer of the Chamber]. Dr. Edmo. Dickinson, one of the physicians to the King and Royal Household, has surrendered the fee payable to him in the Exchequer in order to be paid a certain allowance settled for him on the establishment of your Office.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer to pay Ann Trobridg 12l. due to her from Capt. James Leslie; out of the six months' pay now payable to said Leslie.Ibid, p. 287.
Mar. 2.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Treasurer's Remembrancer and the Clerk of the Pipe to forbear process against Tho. Checke on the arrears of rent due to the King on a grant made to him and Littleton Powell of fines in the King's Bench.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 222.
Mar. 2.Money warrant for 500l. to Sir Samuell Moreland for 2½ years to 1683, Christmas, on his annuity of 200l. out of the Excise.Money Book VI, p. 241.
Same for 3,055l. to Christopher Ross, his Majesty's Jeweller, for jewels as follows, furnished for his Majesty's service as certified Feb. 18 last by the Earl of Mulgrave, Lord Chamberlain, viz.: a jewel of diamonds with the King's picture, of the value of 300l., given to the Baron de Loe, Envoy Extraordinary from the Elector of Treves; a diamond ring of the value of 110l. given to the gentleman that brought the present of wines from the Duke of Juliers; a jewel of diamonds with his Majesty's picture given to the Baron de Blomberg, Envoy Extraordinary from the Duke of Curland, of the value of 200l.; a jewel of diamonds with his Majesty's picture of the value of 300l. given to Count Hamilton, Envoy Extraordinary from the Elector Palatine; two jewels of diamonds with his Majesty's pictures, each of the value of 800l., given to Signor Zeno and Signor Gustiniani, Ambassadors from Venice; two diamond rings each of the value of 110l. given to both their secretaries; a jewel of diamonds with the King's picture given to the Envoy Extraordinary from the Great Duke of Tuscany of the value of 325l. (Money order dated Mar. 3 hereon.)Ibid, p. 241. Order Book 1, p. 90.
Same for 50l. to the Treasurer of Charles I's Hospital in Westminster for one year to Christmas last on their annuity; 50l. to the churchwardens of St. Margarets, Westminster, for same on same for relief of the poor; 100l. to the churchwardens of St. Martins in the Fields for same on same for the poor thereof. (Three separate money orders dated Mar. 4 hereon.)Money Book VI, pp. 242–3. Order Book I, p. 92.
Same for 50l. to George, Lord Dartmouth, for three quarters to Christmas last on his fee of 100 marks per an. as Master of the Horse to the King.Money Book VI, p. 243.
Same for 5l. to Sutton Oglethorpe for last Christmas quarter on his salary as searcher at Carlisle port: and dormant clause for same for the future.Ibid.
Same for 1,587l. 16s. 0d. to Bevill Skelton for five bills of extraordinaries as late Envoy Extraordinary to the Princes and Hanse Towns of the Empire. (Money order dated Mar. 4 hereon.)Ibid, pp. 246–8. Order Book I, p. 91.
Appending: said bills (1) from 1681, Nov. 14, to 1682, May 14, as allowed by Secretary Sunderland 1684–5, Mar. 14.
for passing his privy seal22196
Exchequer fees for 955l. [on his ordinary]23150
the arrears due to him when he returned from the Emperor's Court4800
given a gratuity of 50l. to a person who paid in 350l. of the moneys due upon the Poll Act which the Treasury Lords promised to allow5000
for carrying his goods to the waterside and for shipping them700
for transporting same from London to Hamburg2500
for transporting his horses to Rotterdam1500
to the Captain of the yacht that carried him over1500
to the ship's crew500
for carriages to transport himself and servants from Rotterdam to Hamburg10000
for half a year's Intelligence and Gazettes700
paid for all sorts of letters for six months both for Mr. Warwick and myself5000
paid to the stationer for pens, ink, paper, sand, wax1500
(2) from 1682, May 14, to Nov. 14: as similarly allowed.
Treasury and Exchequer fees on 455l. for a quarter's advance [of ordinary] and 500l. for equipage2706
ditto on half a year's ordinary to 1682, Aug. 142110
half a year's Intelligence and Gazettes700
paid for [postage of] all sorts of letters6000
paid for stationery1500
paid for printed books and papers500
(3) from 1682, Nov. 14, to 1683, Nov. 14: as similarly allowed.
Intelligence and Gazettes1200
paid for [postage of] all sorts of letters10000
paid for stationery2000
paid to the bookbinder for several printed books1000
laid out for mourning for Prince Rupert6000
ditto for the Queen of France6000
for mourning for my whole family, coaches and liveries for the late King of Portugal15000
in entertaining 15 days my Lord Churchill and all the English gentlemen that came over with him and divers Danish ministers and officers that came to his lordship whilst he lodged at my house20000
paid for fees at the Treasury Chamber and the Exchequer on 1,825l. ordinary for one year to 1683, Aug. 143500
(4) From 1683, Nov. 14, to 1684, Nov. 14: as allowed 1684–5, Mar. 14, by Secretary the Earl of Middleton.
Intelligence and Gazettes1200
paid for [postage of] all sorts of letters10500
paid for stationery1800
paid to the bookbinder for several sorts of books1400
(5) From 1684, Nov. 14, to 1684–5, Mar. 3, being the day of said Skelton's return into the royal presence: as similarly allowed.
paid for [postage of] all sorts of letters2000
Intelligence and Gazettes300
carriages for himself and servants from Hamburg to the Hague5000
for himself and family for mourning for the late King15000
for hire of a smack at Hamburg to transport his goods to Amsterdam, being 100 crowns22100
for the passage of him and his servants in the pacquet boats1400
for coaches from Harwich to London13100
Mar. 2.Money warrant for 1,810l. to said Bevill Skelton for two bills of extraordinaries as Envoy Extraordinary to the States General of the United Provinces. (Money order dated Mar. 4 hereon.)Money Book VI, pp. 248–9. Order Book I, p. 91.
Appending: said bills. (1) From 1684–5, Mar. 16, to 1685, Sept. 16: as allowed by the Earl of Middleton 1685, Sept. 23, except the items of fees which are referred to the Lord Treasurer.
Fees for the privy seal for his old arrears20150
ditto on a quarter's advance of ordinary and on 500l. for equipage20150
Exchequer and Treasury fees on 2,860l. ordinary at his return from Germany and on 1,587l. 16s. 8d. extraordinaries11000
ditto on 955l. equipage and advance of ordinary [ut supra] when he went to Holland26180
for transporting his goods, horses and servants to Holland8500
paid at the Admiralty Office for the order for the yacht230
given to the Captain and company of the yacht 18 guineas, which makes1970
paid for several orders and warrants at the Treasury for my money [and on] passing my goods at the Custom House700
for hanging his house with mourning1,10000
given at his arrival and at his public audience to several officers and servants about the Court and belonging to the States [General], according to custom226100
an entertainment for several of the States at his first audience32000
for entertaining twice the Prince and Princess of Orange with their whole Court2,50000
wine given to six Companies of burghers on May day according to custom37500
paid to the stationer and bookbinder for paper, etc.42000
for postage of letters and for messengers to the Brill1,21300
for several journeys to Leyden, Utrecht, Rotterdam and Maaslandsluis50000
for several messengers sent to Amsterdam, Utrecht and other places34000
for intelligence of all kinds1,70000
for fireworks, bonfires and wine to the common people for two nights, first upon the news of the victory [against the rebels in the west] and next upon the taking of the Duke of Monmouth, with entertainment both times to several persons of quality2,00000
gifts and rewards upon several occasions36200
for relieving poor seamen and soldiers and others of his Majesty's subjects12000
which makes in English money1,01620
(2) From 1685, Sept. 16, to 1685–6, Jan. 1, as allowed by the Earl of Middleton Jan. 14 last.
to one of my correspondents by the King's command20000
paid for a case of pistols and a carabine bought at Utrecht by command100920
for postage of letters and messengers to the Brill and an express into England63257100
given in new year's gifts5204760
for several journeys to Utrecht and Rotterdam5304840
for several messengers sent to Utrecht, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and other places2001840
for intelligence of all kinds6305760
for the relief of poor seamen and others of his Majesty's subjects90840
paid to a stationer etc. for paper etc.24922140
for the expenses of those officers I sent to Cleves and of those I sent thrice to Rotterdam4003380
Mar. 2.Money warrant for 910l. 0s. 0d. to Bevill Skelton for half a year's ordinary 1685, June 16, to Dec. 15, as Envoy Extraordinary to the States General. (Money order dated Mar. 4 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 250. Order Book I, p. 91.
Appending: certificate by the Earl of Middleton that Skelton took leave 1684–5, Mar. 16 [on his said embassy].
Same dormant for 40l. per an. to George Oxenden as Professor of Civil Law in the university of Cambridge.Money Book VI, p. 250.
[Henry Guy] to the Customs Commissioners to deliver the Marquis de Ruvigni's goods as follows on payment of customs.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 282.
Appending. two notes dated London, Mar. 1, signed by Chevalier J. Chardin, praying for delivery of said goods from the yacht Charlotte, Mr. Clement captain, now at Deptford, and from the vessel Dorothy, Tho. Seldine captain, now at the Tower.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the several discharges granted by the late King to the late Farmers and Managers of Excise, viz., concerning the allowance for exported beer and several other things. Mr. Noel will bring you the papers. You are to draw an instrument for the said Farmers or Managers and their partners to sign in which they shall submit these allowances and all things else to the Lord Treasurer's judgment notwithstanding their discharges.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer to forthwith pay to the Earl of Ranelagh 2,500l. for the month of Feb. last on account of the 30,000l. which is to be returned from Ireland for the Forces here [in England].Ibid, p. 283.
Same to Mr. Fillingham to stay process against Sir Roger Beckwith of Aldborough, co. Yorks, on his baronetcy fee; as he is now passing a privy seal for his discharge. (The like letter on Mar. 3 concerning the baronetcy fees of Sir John Osborne of Chicksands, co. Beds; Sir William Temple of Sheen, co. Surrey; Sir Tho. Taylor of the Parkhouse, Maidstone, Kent.)Ibid, pp. 283, 284.
Same to Mr. Blathwayte enclosing (a) infra.Ibid, p. 283.
Appending: (a) report dated Feb. 19 last from the Customs Commissioners on the said Blathwayte's letter of Feb. 19 on the instructions to the Governor of Bermudas touching the imposing a penny per lb. on tobacco. "We understand the same to be intended as a tax upon the commodity in that country for the necessary support of the government and as such we conceive will not have any influence upon his Majesty's revenue or the trade of the kingdom." (b) Said letter of Blathwayt referring from the Committee of Trade and Plantations to the Lord Treasurer the instructions formerly given to the Governor of Bermudas by the late Company of those Islands, viz. as to whether same be fit to be continued at this time. (c) Copy of the clause of instructions [from said Company] to Col. Cony, Lieut. Goy. of Bermudas, touching the duty on tobacco. You are to propose to the Assembly that the duty of 1d. per lb. be settled on all tobacco, but so as we may lessen the duty to what proportion we shall think fit from time to time as the affairs of the government of the Islands shall require: and that no person be permitted to lade any tobacco on any ship or vessel before security given for the payment of our Customs and duties. [You are also to propose] the passing of fitting laws for the making of good, sound and merchantable tobacco for preventing the mischief which will otherwise ruin the trade of the islands.
Mar. 2.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ Cha. Allibone as a watchman, London port loco John Smart, lately deceased.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 120.
James Lane as a tidesman at Hull loco Henry Lowther, lately dismissed.
Capt. Jno. Price (late commander of the [Customs] smack [at] Cowes, and now employed in Yarmouth port) as tidesurveyor in Weymouth port loco Christopher Ungle, who relinquishes same.
George Wills as waiter and searcher at Swanage loco Nathl. Oliver, lately dismissed.
Reference by same to same of the petition of the Justices of Peace, co. Northumberland, and the merchants of Berwick: petitioners setting forth that all English corn as well as Scotch corn has been prohibited by the said Commissioners to be exported from Berwick for three months last past, to the ruin of said port and county: therefore praying that said prohibition may be taken off as to English corn.Reference Book III, p. 274.
Same by same to same of the petition of John Kynvin for a landwaiter's place, London port loco one Chamberlaine dismissed.Ibid.
Same by same to Richd. Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Jane, wife of Dan Collins: petitioner shewing that her husband served in the King's Troop of Horse Guards for many years, but unfortunately killed a gentleman in same Troop and was forced to fly beyond sea and was outlawed by said gentleman's brother, whereupon a small estate of 20l. per an. is forfeited to the King: nevertheless William Collins, brother to said Daniel, has ever since received the rents: therefore prays a grant of said estate to save her and her children from starving.Ibid.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Nathl. Cooper and Ann his wife. daughter of Geo. Sheppheard, praying for 15l. for three years' salary to said Sheppard, deceased, late Comptroller of Berwick port; and for said Cooper to be admitted to his place.Ibid, p. 275.
Same by same to same of the petition of William Cooke for a landwaiter's place, London port loco Mr. Collet, who is willing to surrender and retire into the country.Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of Anthony Weldon for a landwaiter's place, London port, he having served as a deputy King's waiter there for eight years.Ibid.
Mar. 2.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney of the petition of Richard Findlow for the place of messenger to the Hearthmoney Commissioners, he having served as such to Row and partners when they managed said revenue, but on the determination of their management one William Cole was admitted to said place and is since dead.Reference Book III, p. 275.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sutton Oglethorpe proposing William Rudd as his deputy in his post as searcher at Carlisle port.Ibid, p. 276.
Same by same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney of the petition of Geo. Rivers for a collector's place in the Excise.Ibid.
Same by same to Sir Christopher Wren of the petition of Nicholas Ford, executor of Dulcible Ford, widow, deceased; petitioner shewing that Charles II promised his mother 800l. for a house and gardens in Winchester convenient for the King's building there: prays payment thereof or if said house be not for his Majesty's use then prays liberty to dispose of same, petitioner having nine brothers and sisters to provide for.Ibid.
Same by same to Mr. Fisher of the petition of Sir Henry Palmer of Wingham, co. Kent, bart., for a renewal of the office of steward of the manor of Wingham, void by the death of Charles II.Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of Henry Manaton for a fresh life to be substituted for that of Richd. Dyer in the lease of the manor of Calstock, supra, p. 210; said Dyer having died before the lease could pass.Ibid, p. 277.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of the Royal Africa Company as by a reference from the King dated Whitehall, Feb. 12 last: petitioners praying liberty of exporting 5,000 [lb.] weight of crewel [work] to Guinea; the like quantity having been granted them by order in Council of 1681, July 28, ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VII, p. 206, [the said quantity now] being near exported and there being daily occasion for carrying over more.Ibid, pp. 277–8.
Same by same to Mr. Hewer of the petition of James Gibbs for payment of 11l. 8s. 3d. arrears in Tangier due to him, he being very poor and Lord Dartmouth having reported thereon.Ibid, p. 278.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Davis for a place as tidesman in extraordinary London port, he having been active against the late rebels in the West.Ibid, p. 279.
Same by same to Bartholomew Fillingham, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe, and to John Fisher of the petition of Saml. Hemming, petitioner shewing that the augmentation rent of 10l. of the city of Norwich is now duly answered into the Pipe and he has received 74l. of the arrear thereof; that 8l. per an. of said rent is recovered to the Crown by petitioner's discovery: prays the usual grant of a moiety of the clear profits of said discovery, which profits come to 186l.Ibid.
Mar. 2.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Nicholls for a landwaiter's place London port, his father having lost a colhery which cost him 2,000l. "by reason the horses that worked the same were by some of his Majesty's [Charles I's] officers in the north pressed, whereby the works were drowned and irrecoverably lost," and petitioner having served in several capacities in the Customs in Ireland.Reference Book III, p. 279.
Same by same to William Hewer of the petition of Robt. Cuthbert of Tangier for payment of the 700l. remaining of the 900l. due to him from the King on account of the mole, and that the 200l. which petitioner owes to the King for Excise may be stopped out of said 900l. for the mole and not out of petitioner's garrison pretences, "he having been forced to use that credit for his family's and his own support" petitioner being now going out of the kingdom [of England] and said 700l. being all he has to depend upon.Ibid, p. 280.
Same by same to Edwd. Ange of the petition of Jose Jackson, shewing that he was imprisoned in York castle for not coming to church, but producing certificate of his steadiness to the Crown he was discharged, but his goods were seized by the sheriff of the county on the 20l. per month and new process is coming out against him: therefore prays a stay of all proceedings thereon.Ibid, p. 281.
Same by same to the Auditor of the Receipt of the petition of Sir Polycarpus Wharton. executor to Sir George Wharton, late Treasurer of the Ordnance; petitioner shewing that Edwd. Hubbald, clerk to said Sir Geo., has supplied the auditors with the vouchers for said Sir George's accounts and particularly concerning an interest account of 23,336l. 7s. 4¾d.; that there is another interest account of 3,762l. 2s. 8¼d. referred to Sir Tho. Chichley, Sir Christopher Musgrave and the Chancellor of the Exchequer which is not proceeded in by reason of said Chichley's not meeting: therefore prays that said account and the account of fees and incidents may be gone on with and that the Auditor of the Receipt may give a certificate whether interest has been paid on part of 23,336l. 7s. 4¾d.Ibid.
Same by same to John Fisher of the petition of John Taylor for [a lease of] lands in Delamere Forest, co. Chester.Ibid.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Charles Hooker for a place in the Custom House [London port].Ibid, p. 285.
Fiat by Treasurer Rochester for royal letters patent to constitute Randell (Randolphus) Wilmer, gent., as collector of strangers' petty customs, London port: to wit, the office he held at the death of Charles II: with the fee of 62l. 6s. 8d. per an.King's Warrant Book X, p. 363.
Mar. 2.Money warrant for 12l. 3s. 4d. to Richard Welbeck for one year to Christmas last on his allowance as his Majesty's stable keeper at Reading.Money Book VI, p. 252.
Same for 45l. to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield for 4½ years to Christmas last on a perpetuity of 10l. per an.Ibid.
[Allowance by Treasurer Rochester of] John Langwith's bill for last Christmas quarter's attendance, as a messenger of the Chamber, upon the Lord Treasurer.Ibid.
Warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 14l. 10s. 0d. to said Langwith for same quarter as messenger appointed to attend the affairs of the Customs.Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier to pay 5l. to Sutton Oglethorpe for last Christmas quarter on his salary as searcher at Carlisle: and to continue same for the future.Disposition Book IV, p. 146.
Mar. 3.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Mr. Blathwayte of the petition of Ann Langford, widow of Abraham Langford, praying for 30l. odd due to him for fees as Register of the Admiralty in Barbados which [fees] Sir Richd. Dutton took and refuses to pay and has, in his account passed about 1683–4, Jan., charged same to the King and had allowance for same.Reference Book III, p. 274.
Same by same to the Trustees for sale of Fee Farm Rents of the petition of the Newwork Hospital, near Leicester, supra, p. 230, and of the report thereon dated Feb. 16 last from Mr. Fisher.Ibid, p. 277.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Carter for a moiety of five French shallops which he has condemned and four more which he is prosecuting for the transportation of wool, he having condemned several considerable quantities of wool and being now in prosecution of the offenders but having spent 300l. therein. (The like reference of an order in Council dated Feb. 26 last, referring to the Lord Treasurer said Carter's petition which sets forth his services in seizing several French shallops for exporting wool and the great obstruction and discouragement he met therein from William Eaton of Dover, who is himself a transporter of wool, by arresting and imprisoning not only petitioner's servant on a feigned action, but also Capt. Knight, commander of a vessel employed in [the King's behalf in suppressing] this service.Ibid, pp. 278–9.
Same by same to same of the petition of John Goulding for a landwaiter's place [London port] loco Gervas Scroope, who is about laying down same: petitioner having served 10 years as tide and coast surveyor and [proposing] paying to Martin Hossum, late an officer in said place, the same 40l. per an. as allowed said Hossum by said Scroope.Ibid, p. 280.
Same by same to same of the petition of Mathias Chaignean, shewing that his brother is prosecuted for his religion in France and in order to his escape [by] the first opportunity, has sent to petitioner nine barrels containing 100,000 flint stones valued at 12s. [? per barrel] not knowing that same were prohibited in this kingdom: prays discharge of the seizure thereof.Ibid, p. 284.
Mar. 3.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Lady Tyrconnell's servant a case which you sent for from Dover.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 284.
Same to the Attorney General. On Dec. 9, 1684, the then Treasury Lords debated with you how to bring the lands in the Duchy of Lancaster under the inspection of the Treasury. You are of opinion that the best way would be for the King to convey all those lands to trustees and they to re-convey them to the King and so they would come into the Exchequer. The said Lords desired you to prepare such a conveyance. Treasurer Rochester desires you to prepare it as soon as you can.Ibid, pp. 284–5.
You are also desired to report on (a) infra.
Appending: (a) petition to the King from John, Earl of Mulgrave, shewing that Queen Elizabeth by patent dated 1592, April 28, granted the manors of Mulgrave and Seaton and other lands etc. in co. Yorks, to Edm., Lord Sheffield, petitioner's great grandfather, the reversion whereof remains in the Crown; that by the law of the realm a tenant in tail in possession cannot charge the reversion or any person in remainder without the King's consent as he may in all like cases where the reversion is in any subject: therefore prays a grant of said reversion to enable him to make a jointure on such wife as he shall marry and other provision for his family.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Mris. Taylor is stopped at Dover with a box. She is to be permitted to come to London with said box. Give me notice of its arrival.Ibid, p. 285.
Same to Mr. Hall, enclosing (a) infra. You are to issue process against the persons named therein or to state your reasons why not.Ibid.
Appending: (a) note only of a paper intituled "debts due for Excise which probably might be recovered if effectually prosecuted."
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Treasurer's Remembrancer to supersede process upon account of Recusancy against John Briggs of Standon, co. Herts, John Neale, deceased, of the same, and Katherine his wife, and against all lessees of the two-thirds of their estates: and to restore all moneys levied on them and not answered to the King: all in accordance with the royal sign manual of May 11: they being of steadfast loyalty and affection to the Government. (The like warrants in the case of John Gerrard of Southwark; Nicho. Dunwell, Robt. Ledgard, Tho. Richmond and Tho. Atkinson of Leeds, co. Yorks; Compton Handford of Woollaston; Tho. Pound of West Burnham; John Robinson of Kingston upon Hull; Sir Edw. Southcott; John Coley; William Coley, Antho. Andus, Richard Acklan, of —)Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 223.
Same by same to Edward, Earl of Gainsborough, Lord Warden of New Forest, to permit Henry Slingsby to dig and make 150,000 bricks and to let him have nine cord of wood and as much heath out of Bolder Walk as will be necessary for the burning thereof: all for repair of his Majesty's lodge called Boldroad Lodge in Fratham Bailiwick in said Forest. The pits to be afterwards well levelled and filled up again, and no holes left that may be dangerous for riding or hunting.Ibid, pp. 223–4.
Mar. 3.Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the baronetcy fee of 1,095l. due to the King from Sir John Osborne of Chicksands, co. Beds. (Treasurer Rochester's warrant dated Mar. 13 to the Receipt accordingly.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 252. Money Book VI, p. 259.
The like for the baronetcy fee of Sir Thomas Taylor of the Park House in Maidstone, co. Kent. (The like warrant to the Receipt dated Mar. 20 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 352. Money Book VI, p. 269.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant to George Mees, in consideration of good and faithful service, of the fine of 500l. set in the King's Bench in Easter term last upon John Wordell for perjury and forgery.King's Warrant Book X, pp. 353–4. Warrants Early XXXIII, fo. 24b–25a.
Same to same for a same to release and discharge the late Henry, Earl of Arlington of the 1,728½ ounces of silver plate which was delivered in 1672 out of the Jewel House to him for the use of his table as Principal Secretary of State; as appears by the certificate of John Gilbert, one of the clerks of the Jewel House, dated Feb. 5 last: it being certified by Henry, Duke of Grafton, executor of said Earl of Arlington that the said plate with all the said Earl's other goods and house was consumed by fire in 1674.King's Warrant Book X, pp. 354–5.
Same to same for a same for 1,700l. to the Earl of Sunderland, one of the Principal Secretaries of State and President of the Privy Council; same representing the unsatisfied remainders of the privy seal of 1682–3, Feb. 17, for 2,000l. to him for secret service (whereof 800l. was paid to him) and of 1684, May 7, for 3,000l. to him for same (whereof only 2,500l. was paid). Also a further sum of 3,000l. for secret service is hereby to be paid him: all without account. (Money warrant dated Mar. 13 hereon for 4,700l. Money order dated Mar. 15 hereon.)Ibid, pp. 355–6. Money Book VI, p. 258. Order Book I, p. 97.
Royal sign manual for 500l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of Feb. 25 last. (Money warrant dated Mar. 6 hereon. Money order dated Mar. 8 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 356. Money Book VI, p. 251. Order Book I, p. 93.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 13,377l. 5s. 4d. to Sir Peter Apsley and Sir Benj. Bathurst, late Treasurers and General Receivers to the [present King as] Duke of York; being the sum which appears due to several persons for bills and salaries [in connexion with the present King's Household before his accession to the throne]: as appears by an account signed by Major General Werden, Sir Nicholas Butler and Richard Graham, Commissioners for ordering and managing the expense of the said Household: to be without account save such as is to be rendered to the said Commissioners and to Sir John Werden. (Money warrant dated Mar. 16 hereon. Money order dated Mar. 18 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, pp. 356–7. Money Book VI, p. 266. Order Book I, p. 98.
Royal sign manual for 212l. 19s. 2d. to John Roettiers, Chief Graver of the Mint, without account: being for his labour in "making, graving, blanching and finishing our new Great Seal in Oct. last" after deduction of 30l. 8s. 4d. which he has received for 115 ounces 17 pennyweight of silver for the said seal: as is certified by Sir Philip Lloyd, Warden of the Mint. (Money warrant dated Mar. 6 hereon. Money order dated Mar. 10 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 359. Money Book VI, p. 254. Order Book I, p. 95.
Mar. 3.Money warrant for 300l. to Henry, Duke of Grafton, executor of Henry, Earl of Arlington, as in further part of the 12,000l. to said Earl by the privy seal of April 8 last, supra, pp. 95–6: on which privy seal 2,000l. has been paid during said Earl's lifetime: to be paid out of moneys arising by woodsales in Whittlewood and Salcey Forests. (Money order dated Mar. 8 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 250. Order Book I, p. 93.
Same for 450l. to John, Philip and Joseph Roteires for one year to Christmas last on their annuity as his Majesty's engravers at the Mint.Money Book VI, p. 251.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the branches of the revenue directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.:Disposition Book IV, pp. 147–8. Out Letters (General) IX, p. 284, Disposition Book III, p. 54.
Out of the Customs.
to Mr. Fox [late Paymaster of the Forces] in further part of the arrears due to the Forces6,00000
to Mr. Graham for the Privy Purse50000
to Sir Creswell Levins, Sir William Gregory, Lord Chief Justice Jones, Sir Job Charlton, Justice Withens, the Lord Chief Baron, and Baron Atkins 250l. each1,75000
to the Judges of Chester17500
to the Attorney General for half a year to Christmas last40100
to the Solicitor General for ditto3500
to Sir Richard May, payable every term7100
to the Masters in Chancery27500
to the Treasurer of the Navy for Deptford and Woolwich Yards for 1685, Lady day quarter4,14900
to Mr. Packer, for the Ordinary of the Works due at Christmas [last]1,00000
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces: already paid6,00000
to Mr. [sic] Gwynn (Mris. Nelly) a quarter37500
to Sir Joseph Fox, on account of his privy seal1,00000
to Sir William Killegrew12500
Out of Hearthmoney.
to Sir William Villiers on account of the Stables1,00000
to Mr. Skelton1,00000
Out of the Post Office money.
to me [Guy] for secret service by way of advance1,00000
to [ditto] more20000
to Mr. Skelton763100
Out of the imposition on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for the Victuallers80000
to ditto for sea officers and bills in course40000
to ditto in further part of 29,745l. for the extraordinary repairs of the Navy2,00000
to ditto for stores on account of the weekly money1,00000
to ditto for tickets1,00000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance1,50000
(Same dated Mar. 2 to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; said paper including only the above 10 Customs items to a total disposition of 13,932l.). (Same dated Mar. 2 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 items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz. 2,000l. to the Prince and Princess of Denmark; 300l. to Sir Jno. Freind and partners for interest of 10,000l.: total disposition of the Excise, 9,800l. 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. 3,000l. to Mr. Duncombe in repayment of loan. Total disposition of the Hearthmoney, 5,000l.) (Same dated Mar. 3 to Alderman Duncomb to pay [the above] 6,000l. of Excise money into the Exchequer this morning for the Paymaster of the Forces.) (Same dated same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said sum to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces.)
Mar. 4.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue (out of the money [under the head of goods] seized in the Exchequer) 108l. 8s. 4d. to the Marquess of Halifax for interest of 2,000l. part of 4,000l. from 1683–4, Feb. 29, to the respective days of payment thereof, the last whereof was Oct. 31 last.Disposition Book IV, p. 147.
Money order for 125l. to Sir Edwd. Lutwich for 1685, Hilary term's salary as Chief Justice of Chester.Order Book I, p. 92.
Same for 227l. 12s. 2d. to John Walker, Usher of the Exchequer Court, for necessaries delivered to the officers of said Court in 1685, Hilary term, and for his own diet at 5d. a day from 1685, Aug. 4, to Mar. 4 inst.Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Treasurer Rochester the 200l. which is paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Graham et al. out of the profits of the estate of Ford, late Lord Grey: as in further part of 16,000l. granted to Treasurer Rochester out of said estate.Disposition Book IV, p. 149.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Clerk of the Pipe to forbear process against the following persons, Quakers, till next term.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 225–30.
Appending: (a) Petition to the Lord Treasurer from George Whitehead and Gilbert Lacye on behalf of the said persons; shewing that in pursuance of a reference from the King to the Attorney General of the petition from many suffering Quakers, the Attorney General reported Jan. 20 last that the following persons are convicted for their monthly absence from church and are returned in the Exchequer as in charge for their 20l. a month; upon reading which report the King declared his pleasure for stay of proceedings for the future against the said subjects: that it now remains under the consideration of the Attorney General to prepare instruments to discharge the proceedings as well against the following persons as all others mentioned in the said report: therefore desire that pending preparation of such instruments the Clerk of the Pipe may be directed to stay process out of the Exchequer.
(b) a catalogue of the abovesaid persons.
co. Surrey.
Mary Andrews, Thomas Beck, John Bishopp and wife, John Broadgate, Edw. Brooker, William Baker, Robt. Belson and wife, John Billinghurst, Jacob Bucknall, Mary Bignall, Geo. Bignall, Jam Braithwayte, Edwd. Brookes, George Draper, Gabriell Erwood, Tho. Frensham, John Ferris, Hen. Gill, Ezras Gill. Willm. Green, Samll. Green, Steph. Hubbard, Geo. Hampton, Tho. Haynes, Rich. Haynes, John Horton, Jerem. Howard, Tho. Leach, Tho. Manton, Nathanll. Owen, John Payne, Char. Paysh, Hen. Parker, Robt. Peate, Tho. Ridley, John Smith, John Stint, Hen. Steel, Robt. Stedman, Hen. Snook, David Sanders, Dan. Thorpe, Willm. Tounshend, Ann Travers, Antho. Tomkins, John Wood.
co. Sussex.
Nicho. Beard, senr., Nicho. Beard, junr., Nicho. Beard, Jane Elgar, Ambr. Galloway, senr., Ambr. Galloway, junr., Ben. Mosely, Hannah Morrice, widow, Robt. Morrice, Hann Morrice, Robt. Morrice, Robt. Morrice, Hann Morrice, Clement Axmascall Picknall, Mascall Pecknall, Tho. Snachall and wife, Rich. Snaceday, Rich. Sunace, Rich. Stephens.
co. Stafford.
John Alsop, Ann Alsop, Sim. Buxton, John Dible, Willm. Fallowfeild, Tho. Hounerly, Geo. Howorth, John Hall, Mary Millard, John Mellor, Wal. Pixley, John Preston, Ruth Stevenson alias Stinson, John Stretch, Edwd. Scotton, Rich. Simpson, John Taylor, Phi. Turner, John Till.
co. Suffolk.
Sara Atkins, Willm. Alexander, Edwd. Bumstead and wife, Willm. Brook, Willm. Brook, John Brook and wife, John Burrow, John Bangs, Tho. Bird, Fran. Bradley, John Boreum, Fran. Barnardiston, John Baley and wife, John Brows, Sara Bennett, John Cornewell, Alexan. Cooke, Hen. Collin, Susan Cooper, Ben. Dowman, Robt. Davy, John Dowman, Ann Duncon, Rich. Elligood, Tho. Ellis and wife, John Everott, Sara Freind, Sam. Folkes, Susan Greenwood, James Greenwood, Tho. Humphrey, Robt. Hayward, Edwd. Haynes, Antho. Hayward, John Hayward, Edwd. Hawkins, Tho. Humfrey, Edwd. Hyde, Mary Jenox, Nathanll. Keeble, Tho. King, Fran. Lemon, Tho. Lucas and wife, Susan Lowell, Susan Lovett, Edwd. Lea, Rich. Lyon, Tho. Marshall, Ann Pissey, John Pollington, Hen. Parker, Edw. Plumstead, Antho. Roote, Susan Reynald widow, Willm. Rolfe, Jose Riddlesdale. John Runson, John Read, John Rivett, Thom. Rivett, Dan. Sadler and wife, Nathll. Sheriff, John Smy, Ann Sewell, Ambr. Sewell, Ann Sleeper, Willm. Steggall, Rich. Townsend, Tho. Tallent, Tho. Worth, Sam. Wallingfeild.
co. Notts.
John Abbott and wife, John Barr, Zacha Bewer, Math. Brackney, John Birkes, John Cann, Geo. Cockeram and wife, Sam. Cooper, Will. Cooper, James Cann, Geo. Cann, Tho. Crispin, Will. Day, Micha. Emly, Tho. Farnsworth, John Garland, Tim Garland, Tho. Graves, John Gunthorp, Rich. Grey, John Geedlad and wife, Eliz. the wife of Willm. Gibby, Tho. Harvey, John Harvey, Robt. Hilton, Edw. Hilton, John Hasleby, Kath. Hudson, Willm. Hudson, David Jackson, Willm. Kirke, Willm. Kisby, Eliza. Kitchine, Edwd. Lilly, Mary Leadbetter, Leonard Marshall, Robt. Moore and wife, Willm. Malton, Willm. Marthland, John Mathin, Will. Marlow, Robt. Nicholson, Eliza Oakeland, John Oldham, Thom. Pickering, Joseph Potter, Eliz. Pharo, Robt. Palmer and wife, Jose Roberts, Tho. Runson, Robt. Rogers, Willm. Scothern, Benj. Stow and wife, Antho. Smith, Alice Seymour, Gabri Skinner and wife, John Smith, Jose Turnhill, Hen. Utton, Mary Wagstaff, Mordecai White, Edw. Wood, Jose Wallis.
co. Northumberland.
Rich. Backson and wife, John Browne and wife, John Browne and wife, Eliza Dunn, Tho. Dove and wife, Cuthber Fetherston and wife, Tho. Featherston, Ralph Featherston and wife, Gerrard Foster, Tho. Fearnes and wife, Willm. Hoddrington and wife, Hugh Hutchinson, senr., Thom. Jackson, John Kenlyside, Willm. Kenlyside, Thom. Kenlyside, John Latymer, Willm. Lee, John Nayler and wife, Rich. Pinder and wife, Antho. Richardson, Fran. Sheild and wife, John Sheild, junr., Thom. Sheild and wife, Thom. Sparke and wife, Hugh White and wife, Willm. Walton, Tho. Williamson and wife, Tho. Whitfeild and wife, Antho. Watson, Tho. Williamson and wife, Robt. Watson and wife, John Walton and wife.
co. Lincoln.
Thom. Atkins, Danll. Brittaine and wife, Mary Burditt, Ann Burditt, John Bell and wife, Edwd. Bindley and wife, Willm. Bunby and wife, Ralph Buckiall and wife, John Baldock and wife, Gervas Bainton, Leond. Bainton and wife, Willm. Browne and wife, Vincent Brownlaw and wife, Winifred Cozine, John Cozine and wife, Edw. Chesman and wife, Robt. Collier, Willm. Clarke and wife, Ann Dawson, widow, John Dawbies, Rich. Darkin, Willm. Dixon, Tho. Everatt and wife, Abig. Everatt, Deb. Everatt, John Fotherby, Ann Fotheringham, John Fotheringham, Jose Fotheringham, Mary Fotheringham, Geo. Good, Dan. Gibson, Edwd. Gilyatt, Rich. Grantham, Rich. Grant and wife, Robt. Graves, John Holt and wife, Steph. Hall and wife, Bridgett Hall, Willm. Hobman, Edwd. Harby, Eliz Harby, Tho. Head and wife, John Johnson, Willm. Kidd, John Killingly, Tho. Medley, John Morello, Thom. Markham, Thom. Nanby, Rich. Pridgeon, Willm. Pridgeon and wife, Hen. Prickworth, Thom. Preisley and wife, Rich. Page, Dan. Page, John Potter, John Pope and wife, John Pollard, John Richardson and wife, Hum. Rogers, Tho. Robinson and wife, Tho. Richardson and wife, Willm. Robinson, Han Ruckhill, Tho. Robinson, Eliza Steell, John Stooll [Steell], Edwd. Smith and wife, John Skeerin and wife, Abram Skeerin, John Short, Thom. Stubbs, Willm. Smith and wife, Willm. Smith, Tho. Sowter, Rich. Tomson and wife, Sam. Troutin, Solo. Turpin, John Wray, Chris. Wray, Geo. Walters and wife, Edwd. Witty, Geo. Wilson and wife, Mary Waterman, Robt. Waterman, Steph. Willoughby, Hen. Wilson.
co. Leicester.
John Burton, Sam. Browne, Fran. Child, senr., Fran. Child, junr., Tho. Corby, John Evans, John Fox, Han. Fish, John Harrison, Thom. Mackins, Thom. Pitstoe, John Penford, Willm. Smith, Mary Ward, Sam. Wilson.
co. Gloucester.
Char. Allen, Rich. Bowley, William Bowley, Giles Clifford, Rich. Crowther, Thom. Daniell, Amariah Drewett, Will. Drewett, Tho. Edwards, Willm. Hibbs, Jona Hibbs, Jane Hibbs, Jose Heathcock, Jenkin Hopkins, Willm. Loveday, John Mason, Rich. Merrill, John Stevens, Rich. Smith, Roger Townsend, Rich. Wilkins.
co. Herts.
Thom. Baldock, senr., Thom. Burr, Robt. Cock, Sam. Dunn, Mary the wife of John Exton, John Exton, Eliz. Exton, Joane the wife of John Fisher, Steph. Fetherston, Tho. Grubb, Tho. Godfrey, Mary the wife of Hen. Hulett, Hen. Hulett, Geo. Haggar, Rich. Mayo, Thom. Mosse, Edwd. Parkin, Ann the wife of Jno. Parker, Will. Page, Edwd. Plumstead, Antho. Phage, Ellen Rumball, John Robins, Abram. Rutt, Edwd. Sutton, Hen. Sweeting, Eliz. the wife of James Smith, — Warner.
co. Essex.
Tho. Bennett, John Butcher, Glanvill Balls, John Bussey, Sam. Bassam, Tho. Catline, Jose Cooke, John Child, John Cakebread, Math. Day, Sam. Everard, John Freeman, John Finch, Thom. Freeman, Jose Foster, John Griffin, Thom. Isaack, John Juniver, Rich. Juniver, John Larkin, Josias Lovett, John Marshall, Will. Newman, Thom. Perry, Rich. Pridden, John Pamphin, John Plum, Edwd. Pryor, James Stoakes, Jose Stoakes, Cabell Soanny, Tho. Serridge, John Silvester, Hen. Smith, Willm. Swan, John Shakerly, Sam. Stambridg, Hen. Squire, John Turner, Thom. Tyler, Edwd. Tomson.
co. Berks.
John Bacen, Mary Clarke, John Giddon, Willm. Lambell, Edward Lock, Crane Rivers, Micha. Reynolds, Geo. White.
co. Cambridge.
Steph. Blow, John Smith, Nicho. Walker.
co. Hereford.
Roger Beck, John Bowen, Willm. Collier, Eliza. Coles, John Cater, John Crosse and Alice his wife, Rich. Dolphin, Nicho. Deys, Rich. Deys, James Exton and wife, James Excley, James Evans, Will. Fisher, Jame Hacklint, James Haines, Tho. Hopkins, Rich. Ingram, Rich. Ingram, junr., John Jones, Thom. Merrick, Jacob Merrick, Thom. Merrick, Phi. Osborn, Hen. Powell, Edwd. Pritchard, Thom. Pembridg, Roger Pritchard and wife, James Robins, Will Sparry, Tho. Stephens, Tho. Turner, Robt. Turner, Peter Young.
co. Kent.
John Alford, Tho. Betts, Sam Fox, Hen. Grimston, Augustine Hood, Richard Kingsford, John Moor, Rich. Oare, John Pilcher, James Stone, Phi. Tree, John Whiting, Nichus Wrayth.
London and Middlesex.
Tho. Hart, John Mulbery, Joshua Wright.
co. Norfolk.
John Allen, John Aggs, Hen. Appleyard, John Browne, Rich. Browne, Andr. Bray, James Bunting and wife, Robt. Berwick, Robt. Beansby, Fran. Baldwin, Jona Bootey, — Bootey, widow, Tho. Burton, Tho. Bonnett, Fran. Balls, Nathall. Butler, Edward Bedwell, Fran. Baldwins, Rich. Case, Sam. Claydon, Will. Cooke, Thom. Dorman, James Denton, Winifred Dix, Sam. Dover, Leo Ellis, James Fulcher, Bartho. Flegg, Thom. Fox, Willm. Freeman, Willm. Fairebank, Steph. Gouch, Jose Gill, Judith Gabin, Willm. Greenwood, John Hunter, John Hubert, senr., John Hubert, junr., Nicho Howes, Jose Harrison, John Hunt, Robt. Jex, Hen. Jenepy, Robt. Jermin, Robt. King, Robt. Kerkby and wife, Chris. Kiddall, Steph. Kent, John Long and wife, Jer. Lucas, John Lawrence and wife, Edwd. Miles, senr., Edwd. Miles, junr., Willm. More, Mar. Money, Mar. Peckover, Joseph Peckover, Ann Peckover, Robt. Peartree and wife, Sam. Pike, Wal. Pennyman, Wal. Row, Jo[h]n Row, Rich. Rouse, Andr. Ransom, John Reeve, Robt. Southgate and wife, Will. Stonnick, Rich. Stringer, Tho. True, Robt. Tarner, Nathall. Vring, Hen. Ward, Tho. Waller, Jose Whitworth.
co. Northampton.
Tho. Allen, John Bland, senr., John Bland, junr., Thom. Boon, Thom. Cooke, Thom. Charles, Edwd. Dison, Willm. Griffin.
co. Oxford.
John Clerke, John Gun, Thom. Michell.
co. Wilts.
Will. Bailey, Edwd. Edwards, John Harris, Phi.
Long, Isaack Selfe and wife, Isaack Selfe, junr.
co. Worcester.
Willm. Deacon, Willm. Parr, Rich. Smith, John Smith, Willm. Townesend.
Mar. 4.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. The season draws on for one of you to go on circuit [of visitation of the ports]. Which circuit is most necessary to be gone upon ?Out Letters (General) IX, p. 285.
Same to Mr. Fillingham to see that no process issue for the baronetcy fee due from Sir Maurice Diggs, deceased.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Frowd. The Duchess of Cleveland has now settled on her children her annuity out of the Post Office "as the King hath been pleased to direct." You are to pay to her or her trustees what is due thereon "in such proportions as may suit with the King's service in relation to other payments which must weekly be made out of that revenue, without bringing her Grace's money into the Exchequer."Ibid, p. 286.
Mar. 5.Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed proposal [missing] for preventing frauds on informations, appraisements and writs of delivery. Also on the enclosed answer [missing] from the Customs Commissioners to one part of the said paper.Ibid.