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'Entry Book: April 1686, 1-20', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 684-701. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82541 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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April 1686, 1-20

April 7.Money warrant for 250l. to Lord Lucas for half a year to 1685, Sept. 29, on his pension.Money Book VI, p. 282.
Same for 1,000l. to George, Lord Jefferys, for last Lady day quarter on his annuity or pension. (Money order dated April 8 hereon.)Ibid, p. 283. Order Book I, p. 103.
Same for 374l. 7s. 8d. to Sir Henry Goodrick in full of all his demands for extraordinaries as late Envoy Extraordinary to Spain. (Money order dated April 8 hereon. Henry Guy, dated April 15, to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay same out of the Letter Office money.)Money Book VI, p. 283. Order Book I, p. 103. Disposition Book IV, p. 167.
Same for 9,332l. 3s. 4¾d. to Treasurer Rochester, Henry, Earl of Peterborough, Sidney. Lord Godolphin, Robt. Werden and Sir Edwd. Herbert. kt., Trustees for the Queen, for last Lady day quarter on the several sums granted her by the King by the patent of 1685, Aug. 25, for her better support and dignity.Money Book VI, p. 283.
Same for 60l. to Mris. Ann Goulding for half a year to Christmas last on her pension.Ibid.
Allowance by Treasurer Rochester of the quarterly salary bill for the Navy Victualling [Office] for the 1685, June 24, Sept. 29, and Dec. 25 and 1686, Lady day quarters.Ibid, pp 286–7.
Prefixing: said bills: (totals 925l., 925l., 925l. and 975l. respectively).
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue out of the branches of the revenue as follows, viz.Disposition Book IV, p. 164.
l.s.d.
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces6,00000
Out of the Customs.
to ditto for same6,00000
to the Treasurer of the Navy to pay a bill of exchange730154
Out of the imposition on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Navy on account of the year beginning at Lady day, 16867,00000
Out of Hearthmoney.
to Col. Werden for the Queen3,00000
(Same dated April 18 to the Customs Cashier to pay said 6,000l. and 730l. 15s. 4d. into the Exchequer this week.) (Same dated April 8 to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney to pay into the Exchequer this week said 6,000l. for the Earl of Ranelagh and 3,000l. for Col. Werden.)
April 7.Rob. Squibb (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Customs Cashier. On the disposition of the Customs money Mar. 30 last supra, p. 677. you had balances of cash, in one certificate, of 3,746l. 10s. 0d. and, in another certificate, of 15,281l. 3s. 0d., making 19,027l. 13s. 0d. in all. Out of this the Lord Treasurer directed 18,535l. 12s. 3d., leaving 492l. 0s. 9d. balance. According to your certificate ending the 3rd inst. you have paid 3,254l. 9s. 0¼d. more than your cash. How does this arise?Disposition Book IV, p. 164.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Treasurer's Remembrancer to forbear process against Sir William Barker of Bockinghall, co. Essex, on the fee of 1,095l. due for the baronetcy conferred on him by Charles II.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 264.
The like for the baronetcy fee due from Sir William Gardner.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners to instruct the King's officers at Barbados to demand from the late Farmers of the Four and a Half per cent, the duty on the sugars etc. shipped to England for the said Farmers since 1684, Christmas, being after their farm was expired, though collected during the time of the farm; the said Farmers having submitted to the Lord Treasurer's determination their pretence to pay no duty thereon. The said duty being settled by an Act of the Government and Assembly of Barbados is payable on all dead commodities of the growth or produce of said island that shall be shipped thence and the goods in question have been shipped since the said revenue came under the management of the Customs Commissioners, England.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 125.
Same by same to same to allow only 6 per cent. per an. to merchants who pay their moneys due on the Additional duty and New Impost before their bonds fall due, instead of 10 per cent. as allowed by the Treasury order of 1671–2, Mar. 19; the Customs Commissioners having certified the 29th ult. that they see no reason why the King should discount after that rate, moneys being more plentiful now than, as they suppose, they were at that time; and the East India Company having agreed to 6 per cent. as a sufficient allowance.Ibid, p. 126.
Same by same to same to sell a parcel of 109 cwts. of tobacco stalks seized at Margate and to pay 10l. to the seizer for his encouragement; the Customs Commissioners being informed that, since the new imposition on tobacco, great quantities of tobacco stalks were imported into England from Holland and that by a new invention of rolling and pressing it supplies the [place and] use of tobacco to the great prejudice of the revenue, wherefore they ordered same to be seized in the ports under the Act of Frauds; the said Commissioners having at first thought of destroying the above parcel as a nuisance, being appraised at an inconsiderable value, viz., only 15l. 0s. 6d., but they find that said commodity being now grown very much in demand, the same [parcel] is worth upwards of 200l. which is nearly what the duty would be on so much neat tobacco.Ibid.
April 7.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to allow 50l. per an. each to four examiners of the outports books, viz., Richard Smyth, John Shaw, Simon Waterson and Thomas Andrews, there being great difficulty and delay in examining said books, more especially since the new impositions. The salary of 100l. per an. paid to Mr. Graidon, who declines that employment, is to be sunk.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 127.
Same by same to same to employ Jno. Goulding (Golding) (one of the coast waiters, London port) as a landwaiter, ibid. loco John Chamberlaine, and to be charged with the payment of 40l. per an. ut infra to Martin Hossam.Ibid.
John Ditchfeild, one of the landwaiters ibid. to be eased of the allowance of 30l. per an. which he has for some time paid to Mr. Turner, and to be preferred to the entire salary of a landwaiter.
Jno. Jennings, a landwaiter ibid. to be charged with the payment of said 30l. per an. And whoever shall succeed de novo to that employment [of a landwaiter ibid.] is to be charged with the payment of 40l. per an. hitherto payable by said Jennings to Martin Hossam, formerly a landwaiter ibid. The two junior landwaiters to be charged with said sums so long as they be continued.
Same by same to same to deliver to Mathias Chaigneau nine barrels of flint stones which his brother, a poor distressed Protestant in France and prosecuted there for his religion, had sent over among his household goods in order to his escape hither, said flints being the remainder of his stock and valued at 12l.; he being wholly ignorant that such commodities were prohibited [to be imported] in England "there having been several entries made of [flints of] the like nature and the said flint stones being seized by virtue of an Act of Parliament prohibiting the importation of gunpowder and other utensils of war, altho there was no example of such seizure."Ibid, p. 128.
Reference by same to same of the petition of Samll. Forster for the place of Comptroller of Berwick port loco George Shepherd, deceased.Reference Book III, p. 302.
Same by same to Mr. Blathwayt [Secretary of the Forces] of the petition of Capt. Mourdo McKinzie, Capt. in the Earl of Dunbarton's Regiment of Foot, shewing that he was at [the battle of] Sedgemoor and took one of the rebels' Standing Colours with his own hand and sustained a considerable loss in the clothes, swords etc. of the soldiers of his Company that were killed and wounded and all his own horses and equipage; therefore praying reimbursement.Ibid, p. 303.
April 9.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer to visit the Earl of Moray's goods at his house in Duke Street near St. James's Square in order to their going for Scotland.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 318.
Same to same to send to the Queen's Backstairs some Italian wines, books and Bologna sassiges arrived in the New African and now in a lighter in the river; being all for the Queen's use.Ibid.
April 10.Money order for 226l. 12s. 0d. to Capt. Geo. Naylor in full of all moneys due to him on account of his Company in Col. Sir Lionell Walden's late Regiment of Foot [part of the late New Raised Forces for the war with the French King]: with 8 per cent. per an. interest hereon till payment hereof: to be satisfied out of the last Six Months' Assessment for disbanding said Forces: all as by a certificate dated 1679, May 31, by two of the Commissioners for said Disbandment.Order Book I, p. 103.
Henry Guy to [the Auditor of the Receipt] to issue (out of Recusants' money in the Exchequer) 60l. to Mris. Goulding, and 150l. to me [Guy] for secret service.Disposition Book IV, p. 165.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the Earl of Drumlanrig a coach and harness come from Rouen in the vessel of which Tho. Redford is master, and also a small box stopped at Dover and belonging to said Earl.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 318.
Same to same to deliver to the Earl of Dunbarton, on payment of Customs, a box containing an embroidered cloak and coat and houses [hose].Ibid.
April 12.Money warrant for 1,000l. to Robert Squibb, junr., as imprest for the redemption of English captives [in Barbary] as by the privy seal of 1685, April 30, to be satisfied out of moneys remaining in the Exchequer arising by the collection for said use. (Money order dated April 12 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 288. Order Book I, p. 104.
Henry Guy to Mr. Trant and Mr. Bridges for their answer to the enclosed petition [missing] of Robert Nott; and to forbear, till further order, any further proceedings for recovering the estate of John Hinde and John Toplady, seized into the King's hands in aid of you and Mr. Kingdon, lately deceased.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 318.
Same to Mr. Agar to make an estimate for the repairs wanting at Cranborne Lodge as by the enclosed paper [missing].Ibid, p. 319.
Same to Joseph Hornby for an account of the value of the bar of silver which Sir Richard Haddock left in your charge.Ibid.
Same to said Sir Richard Haddock for an account of said bar of silver and of the whole business relating to Capt. Phipps's undertaking at the Islands of Bahama.Ibid.
Treasurer Rochester to the Earl of Huntingdon apprising him of the warrant [supra, p. 673] for felling 48 tons of windshaken timber in Creech Walk in Southbeare Forest.Ibid.
April 13.Warrant dormant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay to Tho. Mytton his fee of 16l. 13s. 4d. per an. as Comptroller of Hull port: and warrant clause for one year thereon to Lady day last. (Henry Guy to same repeating said instruction.)Money Book VI. p. 284. Disposition Book IV, pp. 165, 166.
The like for the fee of 20l. per an. to Ralph Williamson as Comptroller of Newcastle port and for a year thereon ut supra. (The like letter ut supra.)
April 13.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue out of the branches of the revenue as follows:Disposition Book IV, pp. 165–6.
l.s.d.
Out of the Customs.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for sea officers and bills in course40000
to ditto for stores served in on credit of the [Navy's] weekly money1,00000
to ditto for a bill of exchange drawn by Mr. Fanshaw from Portugal on the Navy Board26591
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces6,00000
to Philip Packer for the buildings in the Privy Garden1,50000
to me [Guy] for secret service by way of advance1,50000
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces6,00000
to the Queen's Trustees or her Treasurer4,00000
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to the Queen's Trustees or her Treasurer1,50000
to the Cofferer of the Household1,00000
Out of the imposition on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Navy on account of the year's service beginning Lady day last7,00000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance2,00000
(Same dated same to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week: said paper including only the above six Customs items.) (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 two Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following item [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz., 2,000l. to the Prince and Princess of Denmark; 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 [part] repayment of loan.)
Same to same to issue [to the Teller concerned] (out of Coinage money now in the Exchequer) 1,265l. 4s. 4d. to complete the 3,500l. formerly advanced to the Mint Commissioners by one of the Tellers out of the moneys of the Customs and Excise. When this money is supplied to the Teller it is to be reserved for Treasurer Rochester's disposal.Ibid, p. 166.
Same to the Excise Commissioners. Herbert Aubrey is to stay [have leave] a fortnight of this month to make up his accounts of the Hearthmoney. You are also to report on the enclosed project of a petition [missing] of the brewers of London.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 319.
April 13.Henry Guy to said Herbert Aubrey to make up his accounts with the Hearthmoney officers as above, as they cannot be done in your absence.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 319.
Same to Mr. Rowland Watson, Deputy Governor of Jersey. Send affidavits of what you charge in your letter of Mar. 28 last containing a complaint against Mr. Hely, Customs officer at Jersey.Ibid.
Same to Lord Dartmouth. There have been lately seized in London port four dozen sword blades.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to have sent up to London a trunk etc. arrived at Dover for Mr. Richard Hill, directed to Mr. La Croix. Give the Lord Treasurer instant notice of their arrival.Ibid, p. 320.
Same to same to strike out of the [outports] quarterly salary book the 7l. 19s. 2d. inserted (contrary to the order of Nov. 12 last) for Col. John Butler's last Lady day quarter's salary as Collector of Boston port. Examine the book carefully for any more such errors.Ibid.
April 14.Dormant privy seal for 10,000l., to be paid in such proportions, to such persons and for such uses and services as the King shall from time to time direct by warrant under his royal sign manual. (Royal warrant dated Mar. 29 to the Clerk of the Signet for said privy seal.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 390.
Money warrant for 1,000l. to Henry, Earl of Peterborough, for one year to 1685, Lady day, on his annuity granted 1663, Mar. 31, for life for his services in possessing and settling the city, garrison and fort of Tangier and which by the privy seal of 1683, Oct. 26, was made payable by the Treasurer of Tangier by whom same has been paid accordingly up to 1684, Mar. 25. The present payment is to be out of any unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer.Money Book VI, pp. 284–5.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to send unopened and Customs free, to the Queen's Backstairs two cabinets with cups and saucers arrived from Holland in the yacht Bridges of London; being all for the Queen.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 320.
Same to Mr. Hall to report on the enclosed paper [missing] proposing Mr. John Douse and four others as sureties for the 5,000l. per an. rent reserved to the King on the grant now passing to the Earl of Clarendon et al. for licences of pedlars and petty chapmen.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver the goods of the Count de Salazar and his retinue as by the enclosed letter [missing] from the Spanish Ambassador.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Graham to attend the Lord Treasurer about Mr. Pilkinton's business.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Sir William Godolphin 12 boxes of books of his library which, when at Madrid, he shipped on the Ellen of London at Bilboa, John Steele master, and now arrived in the Thames.Ibid, p. 321.
Appending: request dated April 14, for delivery of same.
April 15.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petitions and papers [missing] of the late officers of Exeter port.Out Letters (General) IX p. 321.
Same to the Navy Commissioners to prepare and to constantly send to the Lord Treasurer the following returns. Mr. Shales will explain anything herein, viz.:Ibid.
a weekly account from the Treasurer of the Navy of all receipts and payments of money both for the old service [of the Navy] and the new, beginning from Lady day last.
a weekly account of the growing charge in the docks and rope yards, for wages for the ordinary and extraordinary.
copies of all contracts made for stores.
an account of what stores the Commissioners now find in each yard, with their value and an annual account of the remains and value of all stores.
at the end of each service an account of the cost thereof in materials and for workmanship, since Lady day last.
April 16.Two royal sign manuals for respectively 2,010l. and 1,000l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of April 14 inst. (Two money warrants dated April 17 hereon. Two money orders dated April 19 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 400. Money Book VI, p. 285. Order Book I, p. 104.
April 17.Money warrant for 96l. 16s. 8d. to John Savage, without accompt: in reward for several services performed: to be satisfied out of the 146l. 16s. 8d. paid in by the sheriffs of London as money levied upon the estate of William Harcourt alias Harrison, attainted of high treason. (Money order dated April 20 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 285. Order Book I, p. 105.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to pay the outports salaries for the quarter ended 1686, Lady day, being 4,836l. 4s. 6d. established salaries and 569l. 5s. 0d. additional salaries or 5,405l. 9s. 6d. in all.Money Book VI, p. 288.
Same by same to the Customs Cashier to pay same quarter's salary bill of London port, being 5,129l. 13s. 0d. for established salaries and 220l. 3s. 10d. for additional salaries, or 5,349l. 16s. 10d. in all.Ibid.
Money warrant for 2,500l. to the Queen for last Lady day quarter on the 10,000l. per an. granted her over and above her jointure: to be satisfied out of any unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer. (Money order dated April 19 hereon.)Ibid, p. 289. Order Book I, p. 105.
Same for 62l. 10s. 0d. to John Branch, circuiter and bailiff of Battles Walk alias Battles Bailiwick in Windsor Forest; for 1¼ years to Lady day last on his allowance of 50l. per an. for provision of hay for the deer and for increase of keepers' wages. (Money order dated April 22 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 289. Order Book I, p. 106.
April 17.Warrant dormant by Treasurer Rochester to the Auditor of co. Berks and the Receiver of the Honor and Castle of Windsor to pay 20l. per an. each to Robert Hannington, senr., Robert Hannington, junr., and Daniel Tyndall, the underkeepers of the three red deer walks in Windsor Forest, viz., Sandhurst Walk, Bagshot Walk and Easthampstead Walk, from 1684, Christmas, in accordance with the privy seal of Mar. 25 last: out of the revenue of the said Honor and Castle.Money Book VI, pp. 289–90.
Warrant by same to the Receipt for tallies of assignment on the Tenths of the dioceses of Oxford, Worcester, Hereford and St. Davids for 106l. 5s. 0d. to Elizabeth Hamilton for last Lady day quarter on the unassigned moiety of the annuity of 850l. to her for her children; and on the dioceses of Chester and Rochester for same quarter on the annuity for herself as by the patent of 1673, July 20.Ibid, p. 291.
The like for tallies for 106l. 5s. 0d. to James Hamilton for same quarter on the moiety of abovesaid first annuity assigned to him by his mother, 1683, Oct. 25.
William Lownds, in the absence of Henry Guy, to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing the petition of Sir Cornelius Bradshaw, praying the place of Register [Clerk for registering and entering all goods inwards] in London port for his son Cæsar. You are to present him if fit.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 321.
Appending: said petition.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ Richard Glanvile (on the establishment of Chichester port as riding surveyor on the coast of Sussex) as surveyor of Yarmouth port, he having officiated for some time as such. The place of riding surveyor on the Sussex coast is to be sunk.Out Letters (Customs) X, pp. 128, 129, 130.
Richard Savage (one of the clerks in the Office of the Secretary of Customs) to have 50l. per an. from 1684, Dec. 25, for his employment as clerk for the Barbados and Leeward Isle Four and a Half per cent duty which is a separate branch of the revenue and requires a great deal of labour in correspondence with the collectors thereof in the Plantations.
William Cramlington (a tidesman, Newcastle port) as a waiter and searcher ibid. loco William Picard, who has relinquished same.
Jno. Mackford as waiter and searcher at Eastbourne in Rye port loco William Bowley, lately dismissed.
Edwd. Hazle (recommended by William Dyre and Capt. Symon Musgrave) as Comptroller and Surveyor General of Plantation duties in Jamaica loco Richard Vickers, who has deserted same.
William Kellet and William Owen as boatmen of the boat which is to be hereby established in Whitehaven port, as proposed by William Kirkby: with 15l. per an. salary each. they to be employed as tidesmen on occasion.
David Emes (recommended by Mr. Wolstenholm, customer of Minehead port) as boatman and tidesman ibid. at 25l. per an. without incidents.
George Tate (a tidesman extraordinary, Berwick port) as an established tidesman ibid. loco Tho. James, lately deceased.
April 17.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to William Blathwayte [Secretary to the Forces] of the petition of Capt. Tho. Gladstone for the half pay of a Captain; having been a great sufferer in the late usurpation and having disbanded two Companies of his own, one at Dunkirk and the other in England, and being long out of employment.Reference Book III, p. 304.
Same by same to Auditor Aldworth of the account of interest due to Charles Toll for the quarter ended Mar. 31 ult. on several sums by him advanced for the service of the late King.Ibid, pp. 305–6.
Prefixing: said account.
l.s.d.
interest at 6 per cent. on 48,441l. balance remaining due to him [on the foot of his last account]7161210
Repayments of principal and discount of interest thereon.
on 2,000l. repaid at the Hearthmoney Office Jan. 7 last27123
on 2,000l. repaid ibid. Jan. 13251210
on 2,000l. repaid ibid. Jan. 2023610
on 1,000l. repaid ibid. Jan. 2710104
on 4,000l. repaid at the Exchequer Feb. 3 last in part of 20,000l. loans in the name of Anthony Sturt3797
£1241110
leaving a balance of interest due of 592l. 1s. 0d. and a balance of principal due of 37,441l.
Same by same to Bartholomew Fillingham, Thom. Hall and William Lowndes of the petition of William, Lord Widdrington and Ralph Widdrington, executors of William, late Lord Widdrington, shewing that said late Lord stated and vouched his account as Governor of Berwick and brought same into the Treasury, but died before his discharge could be had and said account being neglected is now lost "notwithstanding which your Majesty's process has been constantly issued for these eight or nine years against your petitioners". therefore praying an examination and a discharge if it be found that said Lord did so bring in and vouch his account.Ibid, p. 306.
Warrant by same to William Middleton, gent., to enquire what sums of money collected for the redemption of English captives [in Barbary] are now remaining in the hands of several persons who have neglected to pay same into the Exchequer; "as also of any other moneys that do belong to his Majesty and any where concealed and detained", and to render an account thereof to me, Treasurer Rochester.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 267.
Deputation by same to Anthony Thorold esq., as Comptroller of Customs, Berwick port, loco George Sheppard, deceased.Ibid. p. 268.
Warrant by same to the King's Remembrancer to supersede the Commission directed Aug. 27 last, supra, p. 322, to Sir Peter Rich et al. for enquiring of concealed lands in divers counties and to issue a new Commission to the following for the same purpose for the said counties and also for cos. Gloucester and Stafford: viz.: Sir Peter Rich, Sir Robt. Knightley, Sir Roger Harsnet, Samuel Pepys, Robt. Brent, James Hoare, Bolton James, Henry Watts, Martin Ryder, Robt. Thornhill, Edwd. Wynne, Stephen Harvey, John Darnell, Thomas Povey and Joseph Radcliffe.Ibid. p. 269.
April 17.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Clerk of the Pipe for a new lease to John Ward of premises ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. VII, p. 1071, V, p. 1004, instead of William Scawen, whose name was used but in trust for said Ward: viz.: for 22 years from Sept. 29 last, and on fine of 100l. already paid [and at the old rent of 10l. 10s. per an.].Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 270.
William Lowndes (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Col. Sarsfeild a box now at the Custom House, on payment of Customs, from on board the Endeavour, Bartho. Robinson master, from Rouen.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 322.
Appending: [said Sarsfeild's] letter to Sir Nicho. Butler, one of the Commissioners of Customs.
Same to same not to prosecute to condemnation the goods of the French Protestants as follow, but to take care that the Customs be duly paid for them and that, if occasion be, they be duly seized for that end only.Ibid, p. 323.
Appending: memorial to Treasurer Rochester from Jean Robethon and André Roy, merchants of points [lace and come] from Paris; shewing that having left France because of the persecution they have brought with them the little merchandise which they could save from the wreck of their fortune, but same has been seized and is to be condemned the 23rd of this month.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to Edward Seaward, merchant of the messuage or tenement late in the tenure of Thomas Chudleigh in the Castle Close (now called Bradninch) in the city of Exeter, near to and pertaining to said Castle and abutting on a tenement there in the tenure of Charles Cewyn south and of Francis Child north, and east on the garden in the tenure of Thomas Ford, merchant, being part of the possessions of the Duchy of Cornwall. The present lease to be for 31 years from Michaelmas last at 5l. per an. rent and fine of 15l.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 272–3, 286.
Prefixing: (a) Particular of the premises made out by Richard Meredith, Deputy Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall. The premises were demised to Thomas Carew 1668, Oct. 14, for 31 years at 100l. [sic for 100s.] per an. (b) Ratal by John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of said particular. (c) Entry of [Treasurer Rochester's signature of] the docquet of the demise.
Same by same to same for a lease to Benjamin Purchas, gent., of a house and garden in South Church, in the parish of St. Andrew Auckland, in the bishopric of Durham, now or late in the tenure of Richard Gibson, of the annual value of 13s. 4d.; a garden there now or late in the tenure of Christopher Middleton of the annual value of 5s. and a tenement with a close called Preistfeild, containing six acres and now or late in the tenure of Robert Adamson, of the annual value of 15s. The present lease to be for 31 years from Michaelmas last at the rent of 59s. 4d. per an. and on surrender of the present lease therein: the lessee to covenant to maintain the King's right and title and to do his utmost at his own cost to recover the residue thereof for the Crown.Ibid, pp. 277–9, 292.
Prefixing: (a) particular of the premises made out by Ro. Havitt, Deputy Auditor [for co. Durham]. (b) Ratal by John Fisher of said particular. (c) Entry dated May 12, of the Treasury signature of the docquet of this demise; the premises being lands of Robert Hincks attainted of felony.
April 17.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Receipt to pay 800l. to Bartholomew Fillingham, Thomas Hall and William Lowndes as representing an overpayment by Samuel Williams as a Receiver of the last Poll. On receipt of same said Fillingham etc. are to pay it back into the Exchequer on said Williams's account as a Receiver of the last Eighteen Months' Assessment, upon which assessment Williams is indebted to the King. (Money order dated April 30 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 299. Order Book I, p. 109.
April 19.Allowance by same of the Excise Office salary bill for the quarter ended 1686, Lady day. (Total, 4,779l.)Money Book VI, pp. 294–5.
The like of the Excise Office incidents bill, detailed for 1685, Christmas quarter (total 1,281l. 10s. 0d. including items to Mr. Janes [James], stationer to the Auditor of Excise; Mr. Blagrave, stationer to the Comptroller of Excise; Mr. Richards, stationer to the Treasurer of Excise; Mr. James for stationery for the Excise Commissioners: Mr. Pilsworth for the Office of strong waters; Mr. Noell for law charges in prosecutions; Mr. Wood for letters and Mr. Weeks for bags etc.).
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to reserve for the Lord Treasurer's particular direction all moneys that are or shall come in the Exchequer from the imposition on tobacco and sugars.Disposition Book IV, p. 167.
Same to same to issue 200l. to Mris. Katharine Elliott and 15l. to Mris. Ursula Elliott out of the money of the Letter Office.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Send a fresh copy of the statement you gave in some time since containing a comparison of the produce of the Customs for four years last with the preceding 10 years.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 322.
Same to Sir Richard Dutton, enclosing the petition of Ann Langford and Mr. Blathwayt's report thereon. You are to pay her what is due or state your reasons why not.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Henry Gwyn, unopened and Customs free, the packet lately come from Dover, being for the Princess of Denmark.Ibid.
Same to same to deliver to the Countess of Sunderland, on payment of Customs, a parcel of tea seized by Tho. Jones on board the Expectation, Mr. Peny master.Ibid.
Appending. note of said tea and the Countess of Sunderland's letter to Henry Guy concerning it.
April 19.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. Is there a Customs officer of the name of Sambridge? If so what is he and what opinion have you of him?Out Letters (General) IX, p. 323.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite. Send me Sir Richard Dutton's last account.Ibid, p. 324.
Same to Mr. Pepys. Give Treasurer Rochester an account of Capt. Phipps's undertaking at the island of Bahamas.Ibid.
Same to Visct. Preston. Are the things in the enclosed paper [missing] for the King or Queen?Ibid.
Same to the Hamburg Company, enclosing a letter [missing] of the 14th inst. from Sir Dudley North, Governor of the Muscovia Company, concerning the exportation of wool.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition of Ezekiel Everest.Ibid.
Appending: note of said petition setting forth Everest's services to the late King in Holland and praying a grant of the King's moiety (being about 100l.) of a seizure made at Chichester by Robert Tayer.
Same to Visct. Preston [Lord Chamberlain] to provide particulars as follows for the King's service.Ibid, pp. 324–5.
Appending: estimate dated Mar. 29 last from the Great Wardrobe for said particulars.
l.
three armed chairs, six large cushions, a carpet of crimson velvet trimmed with rich gold and silver fringe for the Chapel at St. James's150
cabinets, trunks, standard, base lude [lute] and an elm chest for the King's laundress43
a cabinet for the King's body linen, two sumpter trunks and a trunk for plate for the Pages of the King's Bedchamber and two trunks for the King's barbers34
carpets and cushions of cloth of gold, cushions of crimson velvet, a large traverse curtain of taffeta, three Turkey carpets, five Holland and diaper Communion table cloths and towels, four surplices, rich bibles and service books, trunks, standards, hooks, hammers etc. for the King's Chapel Closet and Private Oratory at Whitehall; as by a warrant from the King545
Of the second and third items nothing has been provided since the King's reign and of the last item nothing for the last seven years, except four surplices for the Chaplains.
Same to Shadrack Vincent, collector of Fowey port. Treasurer Rochester leaves the business between the King and Mr. Kemp to you. Consult King's Counsel and have a statement of it ready for the King when the Lord Warden [of the Stannaries] shall come to town.Ibid, p. 325.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to John Fisher for a constat and ratal of a house lately built by Patrick Lamb upon a little court yard and a ruinous room belonging to the Pastery Office [of the Royal Household] in Whitehall; with a view to a lease thereof to said Lamb for 31 years at 6s. 3d. per an. rent: with a clause of resumption to the Crown on payment of 600l.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 269–70.
Prefixing: report dated 1685, Nov. 19, from Sir Christopher Wren. The premises have cost 600l. I enquired whether the Pastery Office was endamaged and I rather find it is improved by the addition of five rooms and two closets more than what was before, which are contrived to be distinguished from the aforesaid building and to be left to petitioner's successors [in said Pastry Office].
April 19.Report by Treasurer Rochester to the King on the petition of Esther de Civille as by the reference thereof of Jan. 22 last. The case is thus. Philip Warwick before going as Envoy to Sweden for Charles II borrowed of her 1,000l. upon his own bond dated 1680, July 8, but dying about 1682–3, Mar. 20, speedily after his return, did not take any course for satisfying said debt. There is about 2,810l. due to Warwick on his ordinary 1681, Sept. 4, to 1682–3, Mar. 20, and other accounts in that service and he left no other estate whatever for payment of his debts and Esther de Civille has nothing else for her support.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 271.
Warrant by same to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Arundell of a parcel of land or meadow called Princes Meadow, containing 24 acres, parcel of the manor of Kennington and Duchy of Cornwall, and now or late in the tenure of William Dover, Boydon Cuper alias Cupit and Fulk Morris; and of that piece of land or passage called Le Banke or the Thames Wall lying north of the said Princes Meadow; and of all the several pieces of land called le Wharfes and Ozier grounds lying north of the said passage and extending from a ruined house called the King's Old Barge House, to the east and extending along the Thames to the outlet of the shore (sewer) to the north of a piece of land there late in the tenure of Henry, earl of Arundel, containing four acres and now or late in the tenure of the said Dover, Cuper, Morris, Griffith Kent, Henry White, Edward Smith, Thomas Shurley; and of all the buildings and appurtenances on and to the said premises except the three edifices for boats called barge houses, the first thereof being in the use of the Mayor of London, the second with a little cottage in the use of the Merchant Taylors' Company of London, and the third in the use of the Woodmongers' Company; with convenience of free access, but excepting the soil and ground of the bargehouse, together with the width thereof up to the low water mark of the Thames: all the said premises being parcel of the said Duchy of Cornwall: the present lease to be for 31 years from Lady day last at 16l. 10s. 9d. per an. rent and five of 400l.Ibid, pp. 274–7.
Prefixing: (a) particular of said premises made out by Ri. Meredith, Deputy Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall. Said premises were demised to John Arundell 1660–1, Feb. 18, for 31 years under the rent of 176l. 5s. 0d.; and again 1671, June 8, for a further 10 years with special mention of the said King's old barge house and at the same rent; and afterwards 1676, Aug. 16, to Richard Raw of St. Columb Major at said Arundel's nomination at abovesaid rent and at 16l. 10s. 9d. rent for the old barge house. (b) Ratal by John Forbes, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of said particular (see infra under date June 9).
April 19.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Board of Greencloth of the [petition as in the] order in Council as follows.Reference Book III, p. 307.
Appending: said order dated Whitehall, April 9 inst. referring to Treasurer Rochester the petition of Mary Hope and Eliz. Luck, widow, daughters of Robert Hope, deceased, shewing that their said father was a servant to James I and Charles I and attended the royal children at the great rebellion as chief clerk of the spicery, disbursing for their service several considerable sums of money, of which a part, viz. 2,500l. appears upon an account stated and allowed of which sums he never received a penny: that he afterwards served Charles II as chief clerk of the spicery and in respect of his age and service had a pension of 120l. per an., but died so poor as to leave petitioners nothing: therefore pray a pension to preserve them and eight small children from perishing.
[?]Same by same to Antho. Stephens [Cashier to the Treasurer of the Navy] of the petition of Geo. Dun, volunteer in the King's ship Diamond, praying for payment of 41l. 10s. 8d. due to him.Ibid.
April 20.Same by same to the Attorney General of the petition of Tho. Rokeby, farmer of the subsidy and duty of aulnage in cos. Yorks, Lancs and other places; petitioner shewing that his agents seized four packs of cloth of Abell Whitacres, who compounded for 30l. but has now brought an action for recovery of same in the name of the Attorney General against said agents, alleging that they have not duly pursued the statutes, has obtained a verdict by default and arrested said agents; therefore desires a noli prosequi so that they may be at liberty to defend themselves.Ibid, p. 304.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Weston for the place of surveyor of Harwich port; he being recommended by the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of London.Ibid.
Warrant by same to the Treasurer's Remembrancer, the Clerk of the Pipe and Comptroller of the Pipe to forbear process against Sir Thomas Williams of Elham, co. Kent, on the fee of 1,095l. for the baronetcy conferred on him by Charles II.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 281.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the yearly sum of 1,200l. to Sir Richard Temple, Kt. of the Bath, and Bart., in consideration of good services to the late and present King: to be payable quarterly during pleasure out of the Customs: 600l. to be paid forthwith for the two quarters ended Lady day last.King's Warrant Book X, p. 400.
Same to same for a same for 4l. a day as in lieu of diet to Robert, Visct. Teviot, Robert Phillips and John Evelyn constituted by a great seal dated Dec. 23 last Commissioners for the Privy Seal (in the absence of Henry, Earl of Clarendon, Lieutenant General of Ireland): to be payable quarterly from Dec. 25 last, the quarter ending Lady day last to be paid presently. During the continuance hereof said diet is not to be paid to said Earl of Clarendon under his privy seal of 1684–5, Mar. 11.Ibid, p. 401.
April 20.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to enstal the First Fruits of Dr. John Lake as Bishop of Chichester: same to be payable in three instalments of 152l. 6s. 9d. on Oct. 19 next, 152l. 6s. 9d. on 1687, Oct. 19, and 304l. 13s. 7d. on 1688, Oct. 19: on his own surety only; and all liability to cease on avoidance.King's Warrant Book X, pp. 402–3.
Royal sign manual for 279l. 18s. 4d. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account. 225l. 6s. 3d. thereof out of any unappropriated moneys in the Exchequer and 54l. 12s. 1d. to be registered on the register of the twelve months of the last Eighteen Months Assessment, "all former orders upon that register being satisfied." (Money warrant dated April 22 hereon. Two separate money orders dated April 24 hereon.)Ibid, p. 403. Money Book VI, p. 298. Order Book I, p. 106.
Four same for respectively 500l., 500l., 500l. and 1,000l. to said Guy, for secret service, without account: to be payable on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of the 14th inst. (Four money warrants dated April 22 hereon. Four money orders dated April 24 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, p. 403. Money Book VI, p. 298. Order Book I, p. 106.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the yearly fee or salary of 34l. to Sackville Graves to be payable quarterly during pleasure from Lady day last for the office of searcher of Bristol port; said office having been granted 1661, April 13, to him and Oliver Williams (since deceased): Graves having surrendered said salary and all arrears thereof by deed dated Mar. 16 last: further for 42l. 10s. 0d. to be forthwith paid to said Graves for 1¼ years to Lady day last on said salary. (Dormant money warrant for said salary and money warrant for said 42l. 10s. 0d. dated May 6 hereon.)King's Warrant Book X, pp. 404–5. Money Book VI, p. 308.
Same to the Attorney General for a same to discharge Sir Thom. Williams of Elham, co. Kent, of the fee of 1,095l. due for the baronetcy conferred on him by Charles II.King's Warrant Book X, p. 405.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to William Tyack of the office or place of escheator of the Leeward Islands and of all inlets, territories and lands thereto belonging loco Joseph Crisp, who has not solicited the renewal of his grant thereof since the death of Charles II; said Tyack being recommended by Sir William Stapleton, Governor of said islands.Ibid, p. 407.
Money warrant for 15l. to Mris. Ursula Elliott for last Lady day quarter on her pension.Money Book VI, p. 290.
Same for 142l. 7s. 3d. to Seth, Bishop of Sarum, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, for last Lady day quarter on 570l. 5s. 0d. per an. for the support of the honour of that Order as by the privy seal of Dec. 9 last. (Henry Guy dated same to the Auditor of the Receipt to so pay same.)Ibid, p. 293. Disposition Book IV, p. 167.
Same for 500l. to Phill. Burton as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated April 21 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 293. Order Book I, p. 105.
April 20.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to said Philip Burton to pay 250l. to Richard Graham for Crown Law charges.Money Book VI, p. 293.
Allowance by same of the last Lady day quarter's salary bill of the Hearthmoney Office, total, 567l. 10s. 0d.Ibid, p. 293b.
Same by same of the incidents bill, detailed, of the Hearthmoney Office for the half year ended 1685, Christmas (including Mr. Gill's bill for the chandlers).Ibid.
Warrant by same to Phil. Burton to pay 142l. 15s. 1d. to Sir Roger L'Estrange for his disbursements in the discharge of Mr. Vernatti and in other his Majesty's services.Ibid, p. 298.
Money order for 5l. to William Parks, porter at the gate of the Receipt, for last Lady day quarter's attendance at the Receipt.Order Book I, p. 107.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the branches of the revenue directed to be paid into the Exchequer this week, viz. .Disposition Book IV, pp. 168–9.
l.
[Out of the Customs.]
to the Treasurer of the Navy for sea officers and bills in course400
to ditto towards paying off tickets1,000
to Philip Packer to the Works for the quarter due at Lady day [last]1,000
to ditto for marble for the Chapel [Royal]500
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance1,500
to me [Guy] for secret service by way of advance1,500
[to ditto] more [for same] (for the Speaker [of the House of Commons])420
to Mr. Burton for prosecution of law suits500
to the Cofferer of the Household3,000
to the Keeper of the Privy Purse1,000
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces6,000
to the Duke of Southampton375
to me [Guy] for secret service [for] Lady Mary Tudor375
to Mr. Gwynn (Mris. Nelly)750
to the Treasurer of the Chamber in part of the quarter ended Lady day last2,500
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to Sir William Villars1,000
Out of Post Office money.
to Lord Alington's executors200
Out of the new imposition on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Navy on account of a year from Lady day last for the service of the Navy7,000
Out of the loans on the Linen Duty Act
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces6,000
(Same dated same to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; said paper including the above 10 Customs items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following item [payable direct out of the Customs Office on tallies] viz., 3,000l. in part of the [London Customs officers] quarter book of salaries due at Lady day last.) (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 five Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz., 1,624l. 10s. 0d. for the salaries of the inferior officers of the Excise for last Lady day quarter; 1,281l. 10s. 0d. for the incidents bill of the Excise to Christmas last: 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., 3,000l. to Mr. Duncombe in [part] repayment of loan; 567l. 10s. 0d. for the quarterly bill to the officers of the Hearth duty; 558l. 3s. 11d. for the incidents bill [of the Hearthmoney] Office.)
April 20.Henry Guy to Mr. Roberts, Receiver of Windsor Works. Send your answer to the enclosed petition [missing] of John Woodeson for restitution of goods.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 325.
Same to Visct. Preston. The beds, etc. ut infra mentioned in yours of yesterday are ordered to be delivered by the Customs Commissioners in order to their being set up in Whitehall to be seen by the Queen. Send an officer of the Wardrobe to receive them.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver as above to Visct. Preston's order. Care shall be taken that the goods shall be returned or the Customs paid for them.Ibid, pp. 325–6.
Appending: schedule of said furniture in the ship —, Jno. Lether master, from Calais, and the ship —, Dominiq Berteville [master] from Calais (chairs, stools, furniture for beds, lookingglasses, etc.
Treasurer Rochester to Dr. John Cawley to pay into the Exchequer forthwith the 254l. 8s. 0d. which you have in your hands of money collected in the diocese of Lincoln for the redemption of English captives [in Barbary]; you having collected 454l. 8s. 0d. thereon, but having paid into the Chamber of London only 200l. thereof. [This letter was] delivered to Mr. Middleton.Ibid, p. 326.
Henry Guy to the Mint Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Henry Slingsby. (The like letter to the Auditors of Imprests.)Ibid.
Same to Sir Sam. Dashwood. Have you and your partners submitted to the Attorney General the matter concerning the duty of exported beer?Ibid, p. 327.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests for an account how the matter stands of the 20,000l. super set upon the late Earl of Anglesea.Ibid.
Same to same. Send the Lord Treasurer your report touching the accounts of Lord Montague [as late Master] of the Great Wardrobe.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hewer to prepare a warrant for paying to Capt. Robert Purcell his pay as a Captain of Foot in Col. Trelawney's Regiment in the late garrison of Tangier [viz.] from the date of his Commission.Ibid.
April 20.Henry Guy to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Navy Treasurer]. The money that was paid to the Chest at Chatham last year was 5,500l. Will that sum now pay the Chest, or what sum will?Out Letters (General) IX, p. 327.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to enquire into the matter in the enclosed paper [missing] concerning 2,000 sword blades seized at Stockton.Ibid.
Same to Sir Tho. Fitch. Return to me the books of Chelsea College which I delivered to you.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Pepys to report on the enclosed deed [missing] of Mr. Mason's and Mr. Allen's copartnership to Mr. Cranfeild concerning the mast trade.Ibid.
Same to the Hearthmoney Commissioners to direct the collectors or receivers of Hearthmoney to return an account of their receipts and payments "to the end you may give a charge to Mr. Alderman Duncombe, Receiver General thereof, since the same hath been under your management, in order to his passing an account of his receipt."Ibid, p. 328.
Treasurer Rochester to Tho. Cheeke, esq., Lieutenant of the Tower. The officers of the Works represent that there wants a store yard for the Works in the Tower and that Lord Dartmouth and the [said] officers appointed a little garden near Mr. Roettiers with his consent for that service. I very well approve thereof and desire you to let said officers make use of said garden.Ibid.
Henry Guy to Mr. Hewer to observe an Order of Council dated Mar. 26 last on the petition of Maurice Flyn, late Aide Major at Tangier, for his pay. You are to prepare a warrant for doing thereof.Ibid, p. 330.