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'Entry Book: June 1686, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 757-775. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82546 Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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June 1686, 1-15

June 1.Money warrant for 2,500l. to Arthur Herbert, Gentleman and Master of the Robes; 2,000l. thereof as imprest for the service of the Office of the Robes and the remaining 500l. thereof as for his use without accompt for salary in lieu of the ordinary fees and vails of the measurage and poundage upon payments of moneys heretofore taken by the officer in that place. (Money order dated June 3 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 324. Order Book I, p. 117.
Henry Guy to Mr. Heron to pay to the Earl of Ranelagh on Tuesday next, the 18th inst., 2,500l. on account of the 30,000l. per an. [ordered to be] returned from Ireland for the use of his Majesty's Forces in England: being for the month of May last.Disposition Book IV, p. 190.
June 1.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 75l. (out of money of goods seized in the Exchequer) to Lady Stuart.Disposition Book IV, p. 190.
25l. to Mris. Ann Kelly.
Same to Mr. Blathwaite to report on the enclosed paper [missing] concerning Charles Hudson, a planter in Jamaica.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 358.
Same to Mr. Graham and Mr. Burton to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Isaac Marryott.Ibid.
Same to Sir Robt. Dillington, bart., Col. Fleming, and Oliver St. John, verderers [of New Forest]. Sir William Coventry holds the office of Bailiff of Burley Walk in said Forest under a grant from Charles II to Sir Frescheville Holles and Henry Smith, and he claims the moares and roots of all trees felled in the bailiwick and also the browsewood cut for the benefit of the deer. I enclose you the general words in said grant under which he claims same. You are to report whether former bailiffs have enjoyed what he pretends to. (Same to Mathew Pearse, said Coventry's agent at Burley Walk, to attend the above referees on behalf of said Coventry. Bring such proofs as you can of the ancient usage in this case.) (Same to Mr. Robson to deliver said letter to said Pearse.)Ibid, p. 359.
Same to Samll. Dashwood. The Lord Treasurer does much admire that you and your partners have not perfected the submission which you agreed to make If you do not immediately comply herein the Attorney General will be directed to proceed against you.Ibid.
Same to Sir Rich. Middleton. The Lord Treasurer has read yours of the 18th inst. and has directed the Attorney General to peruse your grants and to hear you and Sir William Neale concerning the concealed lands and encroachments within the manor of Denbigh belonging to the Crown, together with Rithland [Rhuddlan] Marsh in cos. Denbigh and Flint.Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General. Sir William Neale petitions for the above concealments etc., but the grant to him is obstructed by Sir Rich. Middleton and other freeholders within the lordship of Denbigh, alleging they have prior grants of the premises. You are to hear both parties and report thereon.Ibid, p. 360.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ Benj. Gauden as a landwaiter, London port loco Samuel Nobbs, lately dismissed.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 138.
Same by same to same to deliver to John Green and Robert Farrar, citizens and glass sellers of London, 800 feet of tiles (400 feet to Green and 400 feet to Farrar) which they imported from Holland ut supra, p. 708, they being unable to furnish their shops with tiles for chimneys from our pot makers here about London by reason none have been made by any of them for some time past; same having been sent for and arrived before the Order in Council of Feb. 16 against the importation of foreign earthenwares: that sort of ware having been then lately before [the said order in Council] commonly imported and admitted to entry.Ibid, p. 138. Money Book VI, p. 324.
June 1.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Tho. Raymond, a King's waiter, London port, for Treasury approval of Renatus Palmer as his deputy.Reference Book III, p. 330.
Same by same to the Attorney General of the petition of Lord Arundell of Trerice ut supra, p. 672, with the Customs Commissioners' report thereon of May 21 ult. and the affidavit of Sam Hayne, a table of rates charged upon the goods, a letter from the officers of Plymouth port touching the duties, and three other affidavits.Ibid, p. 331.
Warrant by same to the King's Remembrancer to forbear process till next Michaelmas term against Henry Slingsby as late Master and Worker of the Mint.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 296.
Report by same to the King on the petition of Mary Hope and Elizabeth Luck, widow, daughters of Robert Hope, esq., deceased, as by the reference from the King in Council of April 9 last, petitioners shewing ut supra, p. 697. The Board of Greencloth have reported to me thereon that petitioner's father behaved with great loyalty and courage and that it hath always been said that there was a great sum of money due to him "which papers have not been produced before them though they gave credit for that report." Petitioners are fit objects of bounty.Ibid, pp. 298–9.
Warrant by same to the Treasurer's Remembrancer etc. to forbear process against Sir William Thomas on the 1,095l. fee due from him for the baronetcy conferred on him by Charles II.Ibid, p. 299.
June 2.Royal sign manual for 299l. 13s. 4d. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. privy seal dormant of May 12 ult. (Money warrant dated June 3 hereon. Money order dated June 4 hereon.)King's Warrant Book XI, p. 17. Money Book VI, p. 325. Order Book I, p. 117.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the baronetcy fee of 1,095l. due from Sir William Thomas of Fowinton [Folkington], co. Sussex. (Treasurer Rochester's warrant to the Receipt dated June 16 hereon accordingly.)King's Warrant Book XI, p. 17. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 303.
Same to same for a same to discharge the baronetcy fee similarly due from Sir John Robinson of Farmingwoods, co. Northampton, for the baronetcy conferred by Charles II on his father. (The like warrant ut supra, dated June 16 hereon.)King's Warrant Book XI, p. 18. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 303.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a same for 20,000l. to Philip Packer [Paymaster of the Works], as imprest for the Works.King's Warrant Book XI, p. 18.
Money warrant for 900l. to Sir Walter S. John, bart., Sir Ralph Verny, kt. and bart., Sir Richard How, kt. and bart., and John Cary, gent., Trustees for Henry Edward, Earl of Lichfield, and Charlott his wife, for three quarters to Lady day last on 1,200l. per an. part of the 2,000l. per an. granted by Charles II 1678, Sept. 12, to said Trustees pending payment of 20,000l. principal for the marriage portion of said Countess, of which principal 6,000l. has been paid, thus reducing said annuity to 1,200l. per an., at which rate same has been paid up to 1685, June 24.Money Book VI, pp. 324–5.
June 2.Money warrant for 300l. to William Blathwayte in part of what is due on his annuity of 500l. as Auditor General of all his Majesty's revenues in America: same to be paid out of Young's fine now in the Exchequer; the same being intended for two years to 1685, Sept. 29, on the 150l. per an. (part of said 500l. per an.) directed to be paid out of the Four and a Half per cent. duty in Barbados.Money Book VI, p. 325.
Same for 50l. to the Churchwardens of St. James's, Westminster, for one year to May 19 ult. on the annuity to them for the sustenance and relief of poor inhabitants and orphans of said parish.Ibid, p. 326.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 62l. 10s. 0d. to John Branch out of money of goods seized in the Exchequer.Disposition Book IV, p. 190.
Same to same to issue as follows out of the branches of the revenue directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.:Ibid, pp. 191–2.
l.
Out of the Customs.
to the Judges3,000
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces3,000
Out of the Excise.
to ditto for the Forces8,000
to the Cofferer of the Household500
to the Duke of Grafton750
Out of Hearthmoney.
to Philip Packer for the new buildings in the Privy Garden [Whitehall]500
[to ditto] for the second payment to the marblers for his Majesty's chapel200
to Sir Stephen Fox on his privy seal1,000
to Mr. Graham for the Privy Purse1,000
Out of the new imposition on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for sea officers and bills in course400
to ditto for building two small lighters at Chatham134
to ditto for building a new hoy for transporting timber and ballasting ships369
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance1,500
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces5,000
(Same dated same to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; said paper including only the above two Customs items.) (Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper of disposition for those branches of the revenue; said paper including for the Hearthmoney only the above four Hearthmoney items: and 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.: 57l. 8s. 9½d. to the Queen Dowager in full of last Lady day quarter; 1,000l. to Mr. Toll in [part] repayment of loan; 1,000l. to Sir Benj. Bathurst in [part] repayment of loan; 2,000l. for the bankers' interest.)
June 2.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to permit Capt. William Hamilton to export five fuzees for Ireland, on payment of Custom.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 360.
Same to same to send an officer to Mr. Shaw's house in St. James's Street to seal Mris. Price's trunk that is going to Ireland.Ibid.
Same to Brook Bridges and Thomas Done, Auditors of Imprests, and Bartholomew Fillingham et al. Agents for the Arrears of Taxes. The Lord Treasurer is informed that divers sequestrations are issued forth for recovery of arrears of Tenths and that payment has already been made in some cases to the bishop's collectors thereof: but that those who are employed under the bishops to collect the Tenths do upon pretence of process and sometimes, it is suspected, when no process is issued exact exhorbitant fees from the clergy exceeding the arrears themselves. These things may be very oppressive and injurious to the poor clergy. You are to examine the matter and report what remedies are fit to be applied.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Hall [Chief Secondary in the King's Remembrancer's Office]. Mr. Nicholas Sugar is to have his commission as Receiver of the Temporalities of the archbishopric of York without further security than his own bond of 2,000l.: he having undertaken to pay his receipts into the Exchequer half yearlyIbid, p. 361.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to permit the export to Ireland, Customs free, from Chester of the things of the Earl of Ardglass's Regiment of Horse. The list of said things is in the Irish Book, p. 289. [This Irish Book is missing.]Ibid.
Same to Henry Dering, enclosing an order of Council upon the petition of Nicho. Yates. Are there sufficient unsold fee farm or other rents to settle a pension on for him and his heirs according to the King's pleasure?Ibid.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sam Nobbs, shewing that he made a discovery of great frauds in the Customs whereby some officers were dismissed and several merchants made considerable compositions for the Customs of their goods run; for which service petitioner was made a landwaiter in London port, but has ever since been so vexed by his adversaries that he could not attend his duty and has been dismissed: prays some gratification.Reference Book III, p. 331.
Same by same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney of the petition of Ferdinando Huddleston for a collector's place in the Excise, his father and family having been often imprisoned for their loyalty and consumed most of their estate [therein] whereby petitioner is reduced to great straights.Ibid, p. 333.
June 3.Warrant by same to the Customs Cashier to pay Hugh Bantock 52l. per an. as a King's waiter, London port, and 65l. thereon for 1¼ years to Lady day last. (Henry Guy to same dated same to like effect.)Money Book VI, p. 326. Disposition Book IV. p. 193.
Money warrant for 180l. to Sir John Heath for 4½ years to 1684, Christmas, on his fee of 40l. per an. as a King's Counsel.Money Book VI, p. 327.
Money order for 90l. 7s. 8d. to Sir Edward Lutwitch, knight, on his salary as late Chief Justice of Chester, being for 1685–6, Feb. (the last day of Hilary term), to April 21 last.Order Book I, p. 118.
Same for 33l. 18s. 6d. to Sir Job Charlton for April 29 last to May 18 last (the last day of Easter term) as Chief Justice of Chester.Ibid.
June 3.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue 45l. to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield out of the money of goods seized.Disposition Book IV, p. 192.
Same to same to issue (out of the money of the Post Office) 425l. to me [Guy] for secret service and to reserve 525l. of the same money for me [Guy for same]. Also to reserve for the Lord Treasurer's disposal the 1,095l. paid [into the Exchequer] by Sir Tho. Blunt for the dignity of a baronet and the 143l. 13s. 4d. paid into the Exchequer by William Chaffin, late Sheriff of Wilts, being the fines levied on Thomas Freke, esq., and others.Ibid.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sam. de Paz for the place of searcher, Harwich port loco Thomas Langley, whose office is void by the late King's death.Reference Book III, p. 333.
Same by same to the Master, Wardens and Assistants of Trinity House of Deptford Strond, of the petition of William Presgrave, shewing that he has an engine at Great Yarmouth which for several years has been employed there by contract with that Corporation for taking up ballast, depthning of quays and clearing several obstructed places which were great impediments to the trade of that port: that said contract is now expired: therefore praying, in consideration of some hundreds of pounds spent by him towards bringing his engine to this perfection, he may have a patent for employing it to the preserving the navigation in the said haven of Great Yarmouth and that he may have the benefit of the soil he takes up for his encouragement therein.Ibid, p. 336.
Henry Guy to Mr. Noell. What is the difficulty in the delivery of Benjamin Herne's brandy?Out Letters (General) IX, p. 361.
Same to Visct. Preston [Master of the Great Wardrobe] to provide as in the following estimates except the first article for 70l. for sheets for the standing wardrobe at Windsor Castle in the second estimate and the taffeta and Holland for sweet bags for the King and his apothecaries in the first estimate (which are not to be provided) and the first article for the masters of the barges and watermen concerning which the Lord Treasurer desires to be satisfied whether they be already delivered or are to be delivered.Ibid, pp. 361–3.
Appending: said two estimates: (1) dated Great Wardrobe, May 21 ult.
l.s.d.
coats, shirts and velvet caps for the Master of the King's and Queen's Barges and 72 watermen to the King and Queen32000
a lace livery and a plain cloth suit with linen hat, shoes, stockings and a cap for his Majesty's fowl keeper [in St. James's Park]3400
four crimson velvet cushions trimmed with gold and silver fringes for the Queen's private oratory at Windsor Castle3000
crimson taffeta for sweet bags for his Majesty's own use and black taffata and Holland for his Majesty's apothecaries6500
three dozen of folding stools of leather with backs to them for his Majesty's service in his tents on Hounslow Heath1800
hangings, window curtains, two armed chairs, six stools, six cushions of damask and fringes as her Majesty shall direct for the closet on the top of the leads at Windsor Castle, about10000
£567100
(2) Dated Great Wardrobe, May 8 last.
10 pair of Holland sheets, six pair of blankets, tenter hooks, tacks, hammers, thread for his Majesty's Standing Wardrobe at Windsor Castle. (The sheets are for the use of the Esquires of the Body, Grooms of the Privy Chambers, and Pages of her Majesty's Bedchamber in progresses and removes, and there have been none served since 1677)7000
books for the use of Lord Howard of Effingham, Governor of Virginia, in his chapel there: (in the margin: "to be provided from his paragraph")2600
furniture of green velvet and damask trimmed with gold and silk fringes and embroidery for her Majesty's new eight-oar barge18000
three pieces of hangings for her Majesty's bedchamber at Windsor to be lined with canvas and lyored and 200 yards of silk lyor to hang up the branches and sconces there[1500]
a small cabonett covered with Russia leather with drawers and partitions with pots and glasses with screwed heads for Mr. Pearse, serjeant chirurgeon500
nine quilts, nine bolsters and cases of canvas and two gowns of broadcloth for the Yeomen Ushers to his Majesty: (none of these parcels have been served since the year 1681)5400
16 hammers for the yeomen hangers240
trunks, coffers, tenterhooks, tacks, crotchhooks, paper, paper books, thread lyor, bed-cords and several other necessaries for his Majesty's Removing Wardrobe4800
16 close stool pans and 12 yards of serge to carry them in for her Majesty's service5100
rich liveries for the Drum Major and four drummers and stuff as their last liveries were at the Coronation27000
two bare hides of ox leather for the Lord Chamberlain1600
furniture of a bed of crimson damask with silk fringes with feather bed, quilts, blankets, chairs, stools, cushions, and window curtains suitable, also cane chairs for the eating room for his Majesty's service in the Fubbs yacht, about15000
£841140
June 3.Henry Guy to Mr. Banastre. The Lord Treasurer has ordered Mr. Kenyon to pay you 187l. 17s. 8d. for keeping Lord [Gerard of] Brandon's and Mr. Fitton Gerrard's horses. You are forth with to deliver them to Kenyon on his paying said sum. (Same dated same to Roger Kenyon at Peele, near Manchester, to pay and receive as above.)Out Letters (General) IX, p. 363.
Same to Mr. Bourke. The Lord Treasurer has directed Alderman Duncombe to pay you 300l. forthwith. Send bills for the same by this night's post to Mr. Arthur at Paris for the use of Henry Fitz James.Ibid, p. 364.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing a paper of instructions [missing] to be given to Mr. Pearce with his commission.Ibid.
Same to same to report on the enclosed paper [missing] of Serjeant Harvey.Ibid.
Likewise enclosing the petition [missing] of Barbarah, wife of Oliver Hawley. You are forthwith to pay her the 15l. mentioned therein if due as set forth.
Treasurer Rochester to the Earl of Bath, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall and Governor of Plymouth; "to be left at Bideford in Devonshire." I have yours of the 14th ult. with your report in the cause between the King and James Kemp. I enclose the Attorney General's opinion [missing] thereon and desine you to proceed according to it in determining that matter.Ibid.
Same to the wool staplers, merchants of the staples, and the mayor, constable and rest of the Fellowship or Corporation [of Staplers], desiring them ut supra, pp. 679–80, to contribute towards the work of preventing the exportation of wool.Ibid, p. 365.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Pearse, of London, merchant, for one year to take care that informations concerning uncustomed and prohibited goods be effectually prosecuted and the fines and recoveries [therefrom] duly brought to the King's account: he to be obliged to leave off his present trade and to give sufficient security.Out Letters (Customs) X, pp. 139, 140.
Thomas Weston as a tideseurveyor at Harwich in Ipswich port loco Oliver Hawley, lately dismissed.
Peter Repper as boatman ibid. loco John Man, dismissed.
James Trew as assistant (loco Thomas Forder, deceased) at Cockbush to John Clarke, boatman, appointed to guard the haven's mouth at Itchenor in Chichester port.
Benjaimin Edberry as waiter and searcher at Sidlesham in Chichester port loco Joseph Edberry, lately dismissed.
June 4.Money warrant for 500l. to Robert Squibb, junr., as imprest for the redemption of English captives [in Barbary]: to be issued out of any moneys in the Receipt arising by the collections for that use. (Money order dated June 5 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 327. Order Book I, p. 119.
Same for 6,396l. 3s. 11d. to Philip Burton for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated June 7 hereon.) (Henry Guy dated June 4 to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same out of the money paid into the Exchequer by Col. Whitley.)Money Book VI, p. 237. Order Book I, p. 118. Disposition Book IV, p. 193.
Same for 40l. to such person as shall be authorised to receive the same for four years to 1684, Christmas, on the perpetuity of 10l. to Cambridge University for a preacher.Money Book VI, p. 328.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Guy] by way of advance for secret service the 987l. 17s. 8d. of Excise money this day paid into the Exchequer. The regular warrants for this issue shall be sent as soon as passed.Disposition Book IV, p. 193.
Same to same. The King has declared his pleasure that all fines shall be appropriated towards fortifications. You are therefore to keep a particular account of all such as are now in the Exchequer and as shall come in there and you are to issue no part of them without the Lord Treasurer's particular directions.Ibid.
Same to same to issue by way of advance (out of the money of the Queen Dowager's portion) 5,000l. to Charles Fox towards the arrears due [before Jan. 1 last] to the Forces.Ibid.
Same to Sir Richard Haddock [a Commissioner of the Navy]. On your report of May 28 last on John Barnes's petition the Lord Treasurer orders that John Allen be satisfied out of the [Navy] ticket in question and Keever for what money he lent Barnes's wife to relieve her husband with clothes etc. in prison.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 365.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed papers [missing] concerning Hackney coaches.Ibid, p. 366.
[?][Same] to the Customs Commissioners to deliver Customs free, at the Comte de Barby's [Barbi] lodgings at Mr. Nepho's house in Leicester Fields the goods of the said Count and his suite.Ibid.
Appending: schedule of said goods signed by August Beyer, Secretary.
June 4.Same to the Attorney General to consider the enclosed paper [missing] of queries from Nicholas Sugar relating to the management of his receivership of temporalities of the archbishopric of York sede vacante.Ibid.
June 4.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to place to the King's account the whole proceed of the sale of brandies seized by Benjamin Herne without deduction to any under pretence of informing or seizing same.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 366.
Same to same. The Excise Commissioners have represented that it would be better to try all seizures of imported liquor by the laws of Excise whereby forfeitures will with more ease and certainty be answered to the King. Your officers are not to molest the Excise Officers in the seizures made by them; and in such seizures as they shall make they are to lay informations according to the Excise laws.Ibid, p. 367.
Same to same to deliver to Mris. Drumare, one of the Princess of Denmark's Maids of Honour, a piece of ribbon seized on board the Prosperous Fortune by Mr. Robinson; being directed to Monsieur Barr for said Mris. Drumare.Ibid.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissions of the petition of Philip Fowler shewing that the matter of his former petition, supra, p. 707, was by the Customs Commissioners' advice left to a trial in the Exchequer and that after long debate the jury found for petitioner, but now Mr. Lock, the plaintiff, has given notice to move for a fresh trial well knowing that petitioner's witnesses are gone to sea: therefore praying that no further trial be had in the King's name and that he and his ship may be discharged.Reference Book III, p. 332.
Same by same to same of the petition of Tho. Raymond, a King's waiter, London port, and James Monro, praying for the latter to be his deputy loco Mr. Baynes, who is removed to be a landwaiter.Ibid, p. 333.
June 5.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Guy] for secret service (in part of an order for 299l. 13s. 4d.) the 143l. 13s. 4d. lately paid into the Exchequer by William Chaffin, late sheriff of Wilts, being the fines levied on Thomas Freek, esq., et al.: notwithstanding the Lord Treasurer's "signification of his Majesty's pleasure by my letter of yesterday" [p. 765 supra].Disposition Book IV, p. 194.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver on payment of Customs, some candles and Rhenish wine arrived in the Charlotte yacht, Capt. Clements commander, for the Countess of Sunderland.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 367.
June 7.Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General to enlarge Abraham Bayly from prison and to acknowledge satisfaction on record of the fine of 500l. set upon said Bayly in the King's Bench for being some way concerned in the [kidnapping or] sending away of John Winch and Thomas Simkins for Virginia for which fine said Bayly has lain a long time in prison, being in a poor condition and altogether unable to pay same; he having served the late King in several employments very faithfully.King's Warrant Book XI, p. 20.
Same to same to similarly enlarge John Connor and to acknowledge satisfaction on record of the fine of 100l. imposed on him for a misdemeanour or trespass in the forcible taking away of one Mris. Sidderfin: he having lain a long time in prison for said fine and being in a starving condition and altogether unable to pay same.Ibid.
June 7.Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the baronetcy fee of 1,095l. due from Sir James Moreton of Slaugham, co. Sussex, for the baronetcy conferred on Sir John Covert, late of Slaugham, one of whose daughters and co-heiresses said Moreton married. (Warrant by Treasurer Rochester dated June 16 to the Receipt hereon accordingly.)King's Warrant Book XI, p. 21. Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 303.
Same to same for a same to discharge the like fee due from Sir George Choute [Chute] of Hinxhill, co. Kent, for the baronetcy conferred on him by Charles II. (The like warrant dated July 14 hereon.)King's Warrant Book XI, p. 21. Money Book VI, p. 359.
Same to same for a same to discharge the like fee due from Sir Reginald Forster of East Greenwich, co. Kent, for the baronetcy conferred on his father by Charles II.King's Warrant Book XI, p. 21.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a dormant same for 20,000l. to be issued in such proportions, to such persons and for such uses and services as the King shall from time to time appoint by his royal sign manual. (The privy seal hereon is dated June 16.)Ibid, p. 22.
Royal sign manual for 1,095l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 10,000l. dormant privy seal of May 12 last. (Money order dated June 8 hereon. Money order dated June 9 hereon.)Ibid, p. 22. Money Book VI, p. 328. Order Book I, p. 120.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for a grant as follows to Thomas Hobbs of 2,500l. out of Mr. Lemuell Kingdon's estate. The said Kingdon (now lately deceased), Patrick Trant and William Bridges did by bond dated 1685, Sept. 7, become bound in 60,000l. to the King to pay 30,000l. into the Exchequer on the next day after the date of said bond on consideration of a certain grant or release to them then intended and since passed under the privy seal of the Hearthmoney surplus for the five years from 1679, Lady day, ut supra, pp. 596–7.King's Warrant Book XI, pp. 23–5. Warrants Early XXXIII, ff. 36b–37b.
The King hereby, of his special grace, grants to Thomas Hobbs, chirurgeon, 2,500l. part of the said 30,000l. to him and his heirs etc. to his and their own use for ever without account: with power to him and them to sue for same from said Kingdon, Trant and Bridges and to give a discharge for same which discharge shall be good as against the King: provided always that no process be made against said Trant and Bridges for the said 2,500l. other than as may be made against said Bridges as an executor of said Kingdon or as may be made for seizing said Kingdon's estate in the hands of said Trant or Bridges.
Same to same for a same (directed to the Lord Treasurer and Exchequer in England, the Lord Deputy, Treasurer, Exchequer etc., in Ireland) to discharge as follows the executors of abovesaid Kingdon from the bond which he entered into for Sir John James and partners. By a bond dated 1676, May 29, Richard, Earl of Ranelagh (then Visct. Ranelagh), Sir Alexander Bence, kt., Sir James Hayes, kt., John Bence, John Stepney and said Lemuell Kingdon became bound in 30,000l. to Charles II with condition that they should with all convenient speed and as far as within their power cause their accompts touching the receiving and managing of the revenue in Ireland to be settled and adjusted and should within two months of such adjustment repay to Charles II the 24,000l. which at their request said King did furnish and pay by way of imprest towards paying off one quarter of a year's arrear of the Military List of Ireland ending 1675, Christmas, or so much as their just demands [of defalcations] when settled should fall short of the said sum. The condition of the said bond was not performed and for the breach or non-payment thereof judgment has been given in the Exchequer Court, Ireland, upon the said obligation for said 30,000l. and the record of said judgment has been since certified into the Chancery in England and from thence transmitted to the Exchequer, England.King's Warrant Book XI, pp. 25–7. Warrants Early XXXIII, ff. 37b–39a.
In consideration of the good services of said Kingdon the King hereby acquits and discharges the heirs, executors etc. of said Kingdon and particularly Edward Seymour, Theodosia Kingdon, relict of said Lemuell Kingdon, William Bridges and John Hawles, his executors, and the lands and goods of said Kingdon from the said obligation and the penalty thereof and from all judgments thereon and from all executions thereon touching same.
June 7.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Sir William Temple, on payment of Custom, two Italian pictures marked W.T. [William Temple] which are come over for him in the Charlotte yacht from Holland.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 367.
Memorandum: that on this day the King, being moved by the Lord President, did declare that Sir Edmund Andros should have an allowance of 1,200l. per an. as Governor of New England out of the revenue arising there and that 1,200l. be paid him here in England until a revenue be settled in New England for the support of the Government there. The Lord Treasurer being further moved in this matter did declare that the said salary of 1,200l. per an. was to commence from the date of said Andros's Commission.Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 199.
Prefixing: copy of a minute dated June 3 inst. made at the Committee of Trade and Plantations in the Council Chamber at Whitehall. A draft of instructions for said Andros as Governor in Chief of New England is read: whereupon the Lord President is desired to move the King for a salary to be appointed for said Andros "which their lordships humbly offer may be paid in England until a sufficient revenue be settled in those parts for the support of the Government."
June 8.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the branches of the revenue directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.:Disposition Book IV, pp 194–5.
l.s.d.
Out of the Customs.
to the Judges of Chester17500
to the Masters in Chancery27500
to Baron May: the above three items being "the remainder of what is due to the Judges"7434
to the Treasurer of the Navy for sea officers and bills in course40000
to ditto to pay off tickets1,00000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance50000
to Sir Peter Apsley and Sir Benj. Bathurst on account of the servants of the King when Duke of York3,00000
to Philip Packer for fitting up Monmouth Stables41100
to ditto for a press for the late King's effigies18100
[to ditto] for the posts and rails in the Park12200
to ditto for the walls and fountain in the Royal Garden20000
to ditto for the scaffold for the engine in St. James's Park6000
to me [Guy] for secret service1,00000
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces8,00000
to the Duke of Northumberland75000
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to Mr. Graham for the Privy Purse1,00000
to Sir Stephen Fox, on his privy seal1,00000
Out of the Post Office money.
to me [Guy] for secret service50000
to Mr. Graham on account of his privy seal for Bagshot Lodge50000
more to me [Guy] for secret service15500
Out of Sir Thomas Blunt's money paid for the dignity of a baronet.
to me [Guy for secret service]9500
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance1,00000
(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 13 Customs items.) (Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney enclosing the like paper for those branches of the revenue; said paper including for the Hearthmoney only the above two Hearthmoney items: and for the Excise the above two Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz., 3,000l. for the bankers' interest; 1,000l. to Sir Benj. Bathurst in [part] repayment of loan; 1,000l. to Mr. Toll in [part] repayment of loan.)
June 8.Henry Guy to Mr. Blathwaite [as Secretary to the Forces] enclosing Mris. Anna Acton's petition [missing]. It is the King's pleasure that she have the place petitioned for. Put the King in mind of it when Chelsea Hospital comes to be settled.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 368.
Same to the Attorney General, enclosing the Customs Commissioners' report [missing] on Sir James Kennedy's proposal for obliging masters of ships and merchants at their arrival in Holland to produce their cocquets or to declare on oath from what port of his Majesty's dominions they came and took in their lading. Report to the Lord Treasurer what public notification (whether by order of Council or Proclamation) you think proper to be given to the merchants and masters of ships to effect what said Kennedy proposes. (The like letter to the Customs Commissioners.)Ibid.
June 8.Henry Guy to Sir Jno. Ernle. There is a place called the Fence in Dean Forest where there is about 1,000 cords of underwood which is so cut and spoiled by the country people that it is in danger of being lost. Certify the Lord Treasurer whether the same can be cut for his Majesty's use and the place enclosed for future growth.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 368.
Same to Sir Nicho. Butler, enclosing (a) infra. If there be nothing but books therein you are to deliver same, Customs free.Ibid, p. 369.
Appending: (a) letter from E. White to [? Henry Guy] desiring delivery to Mr. Thompson, the printer, of a parcel of old books come from Dublin in the ship Aron, Mr. Alton master.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to attend the Lord Treasurer all together to-morrow afternoon.Ibid.
Same to the Board of Greencloth. Send your answer to the petition ut supra, p. 738, from several of the servants of the late King and the Queen Dowager.Ibid.
Same to same. In answer to your representation of the 2nd inst. the Lord Treasurer desires you to apply 3,000l. of the 23,000l., which was intended for the Purveyors, to the clearing of the accounts of the Household to Michaelmas, 1684. He does not think it convenient at present for his Majesty to take up the 3,000l. in the way mentioned in your said representation.Ibid.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Attorney General of the petition of Peregrine Bertie: petitioner shewing that Charles I in consideration of 7,204l. really paid in 1636 by petitioner's grandfather, Sir Peregrine Bertie and Sir Philip Landen, did by patent dated 1636, Aug. 20, grant them and their heirs divers salt marshes and derelict lands lying open to the sea in cos. Lincoln and Cambridge, to which the King was found to be entitled by his prerogative royal, under several yearly farm rents: that thereupon the said patentees entered and embanked and were in possession of Gedney Marsh, parcel of the premises till the beginning of the rebellion in 1642, when the same was again in a riotous manner thrown upon to the sea: that at Sir Peregrine's death his son Nicholas was a minor and died in 1670, leaving his son, petitioner herein, an infant of 13 years: that on attaining his majority petitioner entered into Gedney Marsh and reembanked same and also made an entry into Friskney Marsh, co. Lincoln, under same title as above, and did intend to proceed to a trial at law against the present possessors, who hold same by a pretended custom of the country against the King's title by his prerogative royal to all derelict lands left by or "granted" [gained] from the sea: that petitioner is advised that the omission by his grandfather and father to make due entries and claim to said marshes during the late wars and since or by the loss of papers and proof to manifest same petitioner cannot at law maintain an action in ejectment for recovery of the marshes in Friskney unless the King's favour be extended to him: therefore prays (in consideration of said 7,204l. and that he and his ancestors have not enjoyed said premises save Gedney Marsh of about 150l. per an. for some years since the Restoration) that the King would accept a surrender of the patent of 1636, Aug. 20, and the grant thereby of said marshes in Friskney and permit petitioner at his own charges to prosecute the King's right to same in the name of the Attorney General; and for a regrant of said marshes in Friskney under the present fee farm rent if so recovered by law.Reference Book III, pp. 334–5.
June 8.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to Tho. Agar, Surveyor General of Woods Trent South, and William Chiffinch, Woodward of Windsor Forest, to preserve the mounds and fences of the inclosure lately made in Braywood in said forest, which is now re-vested in the Crown by an inquisition lately taken and to carefully keep up same (at least for seven years) for raising a nursery of young wood again and to sow the bare places therein with acorns and to appoint some honest person to look after same at 12l. per an. salary, also to repair the fences of Fangrove and Knowlegrove [Coppices] to an amount not exceeding 10l. and to appoint a keeper to look after same at 40s. per an. in place of the keeper lately deceased: all said expenses to be paid out of the King's money arising from time to time from [wood sales in] said forest.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 300.
Same by same to said Agar to fell Chestnut Coppice in Dean Forest containing about 350 acres, being only small hazle wood, though above 30 years' growth, and to sell same [said timber] to the King's best advantage and out of the proceeds to enclose said coppice with mounds and gates for future growth according to the direction of the Act of Parliament [19 and 20 Car. II, c. 8] in that behalf. All young oaks and beeches in said ground are to be preserved. An account of said wood sales is to be rendered within six months thereof to the Auditor for co. Gloucester.Ibid, p. 301.
June 9.Money warrant for 750l. to Henry, Duke of Grafton, for last Lady day quarter on his annuity.Money Book VI, p. 328.
Same for 33l. 6s. 8d. to Sir Christopher Musgrave for half a year to Lady day last on his fee of 100 marks per an. as Lieutenant General of the Ordnance. (Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same out of the money of goods seized.)Ibid, p. 329. Disposition Book IV, p. 196.
Same for 13,000l. to Charles Toll in repayment of so much by him lent this day into the Exchequer on the credit of the imposition on tobacco and sugars: together with 6 per cent. interest payable [or to be made into principal] at the end of every three months. (Money order dated June 9 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 331. Order Book I, p. 122.
Money order for 50l. to the Churchwardens of St. James's within the Liberty of Westminster for one year to May 19 last on the 50l. per an. as royal bounty for the sustenance and relief of the poor inhabitants and orphans of said parish.Order Book I, p. 120.
Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier to pay 1,700l. of Customs money into the Exchequer this day more than you were directed to do by my letter of yesterday. Said sum is intended to be issued to me for secret service. (Same dated same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said sum to. me [Guy] for secret service.)Disposition Book IV, p. 196.
June 9.Henry Guy to the Attorney General. The Lord Treasurer finds that Sir Samuel Dashwood and partners, late Farmers of the Excise, unreasonably delay to comply with their payments to the King for the exported beer during the time of their farms. You are forthwith to begin a suit against them so that the benefit of this term may not be lost.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 370.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to forthwith suspend Benjamin Herne from his office of inspector appointed to thread, linen and tape ships.Ibid.
Same to same to forthwith inquire into the seizure of wines and brandies made by Humphry Wilkins, collector of Sandwich port.Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to Laurence Alcock of Midhurst, co. Sussex, to deliver up to Ford, Lord Grey, the possession of Up Park with the house and all things thereto belonging: the King having been graciously pleased to restore said Lord to his estate.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 302.
Same by same [to the Clerk of the Pipe]. Upon a fresh petition from [John] Arundell, representing that he cannot make any good surrender of the premises ut supra, p. 696, in respect of leases by him made to undertenants, you are hereby to prepare the lease to him of said premises for nine years seven months and nine days from the expiration of the leases in being which will determine 1707, Aug. 16: on the same fine, rent and covenants ut supra, ibid. (Undated entry of [Treasurer Rochester's signature of] the docquet of this demise.)Ibid, pp. 302, 312.
June 10.Same by same to the Customs Cashier to pay to the Corporation of Lyme Regis 100l. for one year to 1685, Christmas, towards the consummation and repair of the pier called the Cobb built near said town: as by the late patent of incorporation of said town and the privy seal of Mar. 11 last.Money Book VI, p. 329
Henry Guy to Mr. Agar to attend the Lord Treasurer this afternoon concerning the keepers etc. of New Forest.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 370.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed draft [missing] of an indenture for granting and confirming to Mr. Neale the Office of Master and Worker of the Mint; which is to be during pleasure. Mr. Neale is to give 15,000l. security.Ibid.
Same to same to report on (a) infra. Mr. Sugar will attend you thereon.Ibid, pp. 370–1.
Appending: (a) paper of queries concerning the sede vacante receipt of the temporalities of the archbishopric of York. The late Archbishop thereof had several Liberties within his bishopric wherein he had Justices of the Peace assigned by the King's Commission to hold General Quarter Sessions of the Peace. The fines, forfeitures and issues thereof were due to the Archbishop and are now due to the King sede vacante. Since the death of the Archbishop the Justices have not kept their sessions, thinking that their power determined by the death of the Archbishop. Their commission is from the present King and assigns them to be Justices of the Peace within the Liberty of John, Archbishop of York [the Liberties] viz. of Southwell and Scrooby, co. Notts. Query (1) whether the Commission [of the Peace] be not still in force so that the Justices may act safely notwithstanding the death of the late Archbishop. (2) If not in force at whose charge is it to be renewed, it having been formerly always renewed at the charge of the Archbishop for the time being.
June 10.Henry Guy to the Attorney General to report on (a) infra.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 371.
Appending: (a) report dated this day from the Customs Commissioners on the proposal of Sir James Kennedy for obliging masters of ships and merchants at their arrival in Holland to produce their cocquets or to declare upon oath from what port or ports they come and took in their lading. We conceive that an order of the King in Council affixed in the Custom Houses of England, and authentic copies thereof sent to the ministers and consuls abroad may be a proper means to notify and effect what is proposed.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to present to the Lord Treasurer a fit person as inspector of thread, linen and tape ships during the suspension of Benjamin Herne.Ibid.
Treasurer Rochester to Lucas Santen, esq., Collector and Receiver of his Majesty's revenues in the Province of New York and the territories depending thereon in America. The King has been pleased to put all his rents, revenues and profits accruing in New York into a certain and regular way of account according to his directions herewith signified [see infra, p. 783, under date June 21] to Col. Dungan, his Governor of that Province. You are hereby to take notice thereof as [in your capacity in which] you are his Majesty's Receiver of all the impositions, payments, quit rents, fines, foreitures and escheats payable to the King within the Province of New York and the territories depending thereon. You are to keep a constant correspondence with William Blathwayt, Surveyor and Auditor General, touching his Majesty's revenue and to transmit to him all such informations as shall occur to you touching the same; and copies of all papers concerning the service; and half yearly accounts of receipts of such revenue with the names, habitations and settlements of all such persons as shall remain in arrear of their payments and the amounts, duplicating said papers by the next [ship or] opportunity for Blathwayt to examine and present to me for my approval. And you are to present a duplicate thereof to the Governor of said Province so that he may give me such informations as may tend to the preservation and advancement of the revenue. And you are to immediately transmit to Blathwayt a particular catalogue or ledger book of all persons who are answerable to the King for any quit rents or other payments whatsoever by reason of any lands held by them of the Crown or by virtue of any other concession or obligation whatsoever and the particular sums for which they stand charged: also copies of all laws and public Acts concerning the revenue. In general you are to follow Blathwait's directions. You are to enter this letter in the books of your Office for the satisfaction of all persons whom it may concern.Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 190–1. Out Letters (General) IX, pp. 377–8.
June 10.Warrant dormant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay to William Carter a moiety of such seizures of wool etc. ut supra, p. 652, as are certified by the Auditor of the Receipt to be actually paid into the Exchequer.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 121.
June 15.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Don Jasper de Lerruz or any other of the Spanish Ambassador's gentlemen, two great packets of books and a little box arrived from Flanders for his Excellency.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 372.
Same to Mr. Stephens. Attend Treasurer Rochester about your petition and papers.Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. The late Victuallers of the Navy demand interest and gratuity for the money paid for their remains in store and utensils from the time of the delivery of same to [their successors] the Victualling Commissioners. Is this demand according to their contract?Ibid.
Same to Mr. Griffin. It is the Lord Treasurer's pleasure that the payment of wages in your office shall from time to time be preferable to the satisfaction of bills; and that from henceforth you do not make any payment upon bills unless they be first presented to his lordship and receive his direction for payment thereof.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to forthwith make an abstract of all the entries of wines as well in London as the outports within the six years ended 1677, Sept. 29; and likewise of same from 1685, June 24, to the present time.Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. Have the Victualling Commissioners passed their first year's account or not?Ibid.
June 15.
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Treasurer Rochester to Col. Molesworth, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica. Mr. Blathwayt has presented to me several accounts of the duties and impositions accruing to the King in Jamaica from 1682, June 23, to 1685, Mar. 25, and of the disbursements thereof for the support of the Government [there]. I find it necessary to recommend to your especial care the improvement of the quit rents and the making of a rental or ledger book containing the names of the several patentees, the number of acres possessed by them and the quit rent due for same; whereby the Receiver General of his Majesty's [said] revenue may be the better enabled to oblige each person to satisfy the rent due to the King. Send a duplicate of such rental or ledger to Mr. Blathwayt.Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 196. Out Letters (General) IX, pp. 376–7.
I am commanded by the King to take notice to you that in the forementioned accounts 2,000l. per an. appears to be charged for your salary. His Majesty has made it a general rule in the Plantations that his Lieutenant Governors shall enjoy one moiety of the salary allotted to the Governors in Chief; according to which proportion it is his Majesty's pleasure that you regulate yourself so that the payments of the Receiver General [of Jamaica] may be conformable to the King's instructions. His Majesty directed me to assure you withal that he is very wll satisfied with your service and care in the government. It has been found necessary upon the King's accession to order a new seal with his own royal stamp and inscription for the use of the island of Jamacia. It is herewith sent you. You are to remit the cost of it,, 60l. to Henry Guy for defraying that charge.