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June 1686, 21-30

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'Entry Book: June 1686, 21-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 782-799. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82548 Date accessed: 20 November 2014.


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June 1686, 21-30

June 21.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal dormant for 300l. per an. to Dr. Robert Brady in consideration of his care and pains in and about the records in the Tower of London: to be payable quarterly from Lady day last during pleasure, without account.King's Warrant Book XI p. 31.
June 21.Royal warrant to Charles Fox [late Paymaster of the Forces] to pay (out of the moneys remaining in his hands for the service of the Royal Hospital near Chelsea) the sums due to the respective artificers for work, service and materials for said Hospital for one year ended 1685–6, Feb. 28, amounting in the whole to 10,538l. 18s. 10¼d. as in the book of said account and as allowed by the Surveyor General of the Works Mar. 15 last.King's Warrant Book XI, p. 32.
Same to same to similarly pay out of same 6,106l. 2s. 7¼d. to the artificers and others for work, service and materials in building said Hospital for the year ended 1684–5, Feb. 28: as in the like book similarly allowed by the Surveyor General of Works 1685, April 13.Ibid, p. 33.
Same to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the baronetcy fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Ignatius Vitus alias White, second son of Sir Domineck White, of Limerick, upon whom Charles II conferred a baronetcy.Ibid, p. 32.
Same to same for a same to discharge the like fee due from the heirs of Sir Arthur Harrys, late of Stowford, co. Devon, for the baronetcy conferred on him by Charles II. (Treasurer Rochester's warrant dated July 14, to the Receipt accordingly.)Ibid, p. 32. Money Book VI, p. 358.
Same to same to enter satisfaction upon record of and to discharge all process upon the judgment in the King's Bench at Westminster whereby the King before his access to the Crown did recover 100,090l. against Thomas Pilkington, esq., in an action upon the Statute of scanaalum magnatum: the King being pleased to extend his mercy and favour to him.King's Warrant Book XI, p. 34.
Royal letter to [Col. Dungan] the Governor of New York. For the better support and protection of our several Plantations and Dominions in America, we have established here such councils [counsels] as may provide as well for the particular welfare of every one of them as for the preserving our royal authority and government derived from thence in our said several Colonies and Plantations. It is of the greatest importance to closely inspect and bring into a certain method and direct way of account all rents, revenues and profits accruing to the King as well in acknowledgment of his royal dignity as for the better carrying on the King's government in those parts. William Blathwayt is ordered to pursue said service in the territory [of New York] committed to your care. You are hereby to give him and his employees herein all assistance and to take especial care that speedy and effectual justice be administered in all causes that concern the revenue. All persons concerned in acting in any part of the said revenue are to punctually pursue such directions as he shall give them and to transmit to him from time to time the particular accounts of said revenue. You are to give all persons concerned to understand that "as we are graciously inclined to apply such of our revenues as accrue within our said Province [of New York] to the immediate support and security thereof so we are resolved to hold a strict hand upon the execution of their respective duties." This letter to be entered in the public Register of said Province and to be deemed good and effectual in law to all intents and purposes whatsoever within said Province and the territories depending thereon.Ibid, pp. 34–5. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 189–90.
June 21.Five separate royal sign manuals for respectively 1,200l., 300l., 1,000l., 1,582l. 1s. 8d. and 676l. 16s. 0d. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. dormant privy seal of June 16 inst. (Five money warrants dated June 23 hereon. Five money orders dated June 25 hereon.)King's Warrant Book XI, p. 36. Money Book VI, p. 333. Order Book I, p. 122.
June 31 [sic for 21].Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to allow and discharge to Sir Richard Dutton, late Governor in Chief of Barbados, in his account of moneys received for the revenue of said island which accrued to the late King, the sum of 1,138l. 8s. 3d. as royal bounty in consideration of good and acceptable services by him performed to the late and present King and over and above the allowances authorised to him by the privy seal of Mar. 18 last. [The privy seal hereon is dated June 30.]King's Warrant Book XI, pp. 36–7.
June 21.Same to same for a same dormant for the salary of 48l. per an. to Sir Cornwall Bradshaw, kt., for the office of Customer of Poole port; said office having been granted 1675, Nov. 25, to him (then Cornwall Bradshaw, esq.) and Philip Burton; and the said Bradshaw having by deed dated the 3rd inst. surrendered to the King said salary and all arrears thereon. Same is hereby to be payable quarterly during pleasure and so much as is due thereon from 1684, Christmas, is to be paid forthwith. (Dormant money warrant dated July 7 hereon: with warrant for 72l. thereon for 1684, Christmas, to 1686, June 24.) (Henry Guy dated July 7 to the Customs Cashier to pay said salary quarterly and said 72l.)Ibid, pp. 37–8. Money Book VI, p. 349. Disposition Book V, p. 5.
Same [to the Auditors of Imprests] to allow as follows in the accounts of Charles Fox, late Paymaster of the Forces. The present King has thought fit for the support of his government and the defence of the kingdom to raise several new Regiments, Troops and Companies of Horse, Foot and Dragoons and to add divers recruits to the established Forces for the payment whereof there was no provision made in the establishment [then in force], to which New Raised Forces and recruits his Majesty was nevertheless pleased to give the following allowances per day, viz. in the recruits of the King's Royal Regiment of Horse and in every new raised Regiment and Troop of Horse 12s. to a Colonel; 8s. to a Lieut. Col.; 5s. 6d. to a Major; 5s. to an Adjutant; 6s. 8d. to a Chaplain; 6s. to a Chirurgeon and his mate; 3s. to a kettle drummer; 14s. to a Captain; 10s. to a Lieutenant; 9s. to a Cornet; 6s. to a Quartermaster; 3s. to a Corporal; 2s. 8d. to a trumpeter; 2s. 6d. to a private; 22s. to a Lieut. Col. who has no Troop; 20s. to a Major who has no Troop: and in the recruits of the First Regiment of Foot Guards and the Coldstream Regiment of Guards 1s. 6d. to a serjeant; 10d. to a private: and in the recruits of all other Regiments and Companies and New Raised Regiments and Companies of Foot 12s. to a Colonel; 7s. to a Lieut. Col; 5s. to a Major; 6s. 8d. to a chaplain; 4s. to an Adjutant; 4s. to a Quartermaster and Marshal; 6s. 6d. to a Chirurgeon and his mate; 8s. to a Captain; 4s. to a Lieutenant; 3s. to an Ensign; 1s. 6d. to a Serjeant; 1s. to a Corporal; 1s. to a drummer; 8d. to a private: and in the recruits of the King's Own Royal Regiment of Dragoons and other new Raised Regiments and Troops of Dragoons 15s. to a Colonel; 9s. to a Lieut. Col.; 20s. to a Major who has no Troop; 6s. 8d. to a Chaplain; 5s. to an Adjutant; 6s. to a Chirurgeon and his mate; 5s. to a gunsmith and his servant; 5s. to a regimental Quartermaster; 11s. to a Captain; 6s. to a Lieutenant; 5s. to a Cornet; 4s. to a Quartermaster; 2s. 6d. to a Serjeant; 2s. to a Corporal; 2s. to a drummer; 2s. to a Hoboy [Hautboy]; 1s. 6d. to a private: and in a Company of miners 5s. to a Captain; 4s. to a Lieutenant; 2s. 6d. to a Serjeant; 2s. to a Corporal; 1s. to a drummer; 1s. 6d. to a miner. And the said Charles Fox has accordingly paid the abovesaid daily allowances to Jan. 1 last. He is therefore hereby, in his account ended Dec. 31 last to be allowed his said payments according to the Muster Rolls signed by the Commissary of the Musters, viz. from the time of the raising of said New Forces to Jan. 1 last after deduction thereout for such of the said officers and soldiers as are dismissed, viz. from the days of their disbanding to Jan. 1 last.King's Warrant Book XI, pp. 39–41.
And it is the King's further pleasure that 1d. a day over and above the abovesaid 8d. a day shall be allowed to every private of the said recruits and New Raised Forces for such time as they have done duty in the Tower of London before Jan. 1 last.
Further, whereas Charles II in the [Army] establishment commencing 1683–4, Jan. 1, and likewise by other establishments and warrants directed to the Paymaster of the Forces did authorise the payment of several allowances to his Guards, Garrisons, Land Forces and for divers other services therein mentioned it is his present Majesty's pleasure that all such payments made by Fox thereunder up to Jan. 1 last be allowed as above in his said accounts in as full and effectual manner as if same had been directed by establishments and warrants under his present Majesty's royal sign manual.
June 23.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Receipt for tallies of pro on the Hereditary Excise for all the perpetual interest due at Christmas, 1682, to each goldsmith and person concerned (except those for the heirs of Edward Backwell, deceased). "But you are not to levy tallies for any subsequent quarter without further order in that behalf."Money Book VI, p. 333.
Money warrant for 150l. to Sir Thomas Windham, kt. for last Lady day quarter on his pension.Ibid, p. 334.
Same dormant for the salary of 52l. per an. to Robert Hughes as a King's waiter, London port. (Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier to so pay same.)Ibid, p. 334. Disposition Book IV, p. 201.
June 23.Money warrant for 250l. to Mris. Jane Lane, now Lady Fisher, for last Lady day quarter on her pension.Money Book VI, p. 334.
Same for 25l. to Nicholas Estoll for half a year to Lady day last on his same. (Money order dated June 28 hereon.)Ibid, p. 335. Order Book I, p. 123.
Same for 50l. to Francis Reynolds for last Lady day quarter on his same.Money Book VI, p. 335.
Same for 25l. to John Rogers and Ann, his wife, for same on their same.Ibid.
Same for 20l. to Robert Swan for same on his same. (Money order dated June 28 hereon.)Ibid, p. 335. Order Book I, p. 122.
Same for 75l. to Charles Gifford for same on his same.Money Book VI, p. 336.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Whitgrave for same on his same.Ibid.
Same for 581l. 14s. 11d. to Charles Toll for 6 per cent. interest to April 1 last on several sums by him lent for the service of the late King: as by an account thereof made up by Auditor Aldworth and allowed the 8th inst. [by the Lord Treasurer]. (Money order dated June 30 hereon.)Ibid, pp. 336–7. Order Book I, p. 122.
Appending: said account as so stated and allowed.
l.s.d.
interest Jan. 1 last to April 1 last on 12,441l. charged on the Excise as part of 48,441l. principal due to said Toll at the foot of his last accompt which ended Jan. 1 last18410
on 7,000l. on the Customs as in further part of abovesaid principal sum and for same time103112
on 20,000l. loan assigned to said Toll by Alderman Sturt and as in further part of abovesaid principal from Jan. 1 last to Feb. 3 last, when 4,000l. was paid in part and on the remaining 16,000l. to April 1 last25881
on 9,000l. charged on the Hearthmoney, being the residue of said principal sum from Jan. 1 last to the several days of repayment of 7,000l. in part thereof (the last of which repayments was on Jan. 27 as is certified by Charles Dering, Comptroller of the Hearthmoney) and of the remaining 2,000l. to April 1 last45139
total of principal repaid 11,000l., leaving 37,441l. of principal still due: total interest due 591l. 14s. 0d.: or together 38,032l. 14s. 0d., but from said interest 9l. 19s. 1d. is to be deducted for an over allowance of interest in the last account.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the branches of the revenue directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.:Disposition Book IV, pp. 199–20.
Out of the Customs.l.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for sea officers and bills in course400
to ditto on account of 400,000l. for the Navy for the year beginning Lady day last7,700
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance1,000
Out of the imposition on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Navy on account of abovesaid 400,000l.3,300
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces9,000
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to ditto for same3,000
to me [Guy] for secret service1,200
(Same dated June 22 to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; said paper including only the above three Customs items.) (Same dated June 23 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 two Hearthmoney items: and for the Excise the above Excise item [payable out of the Exchequer], together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies], viz. 1,000l. to Sir Benj. Bathurst in [part] repayment of loan; 1,000l. to Mr. Toll in [part] repayment of loan.)
June 23.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to advance 9,500l. to the Treasurer of the Navy out of loans made by Mr. Kingdon et al.; and to issue to me [Guy, for secret service] 524l. 8s. 10d. out of the moneys of goods seized and the Letter Office money, as in part of said Guy's warrant for 676l. 16s. 0d.; and a further 500l. out of the Letter Office money as in part of said Guy's warrant for 1,750l.Disposition Book IV, p. 200.
Same to the Customs Cashier to pay 100l. to the Mayor etc. of Lyme Regis for reparation of the Cobb there.Ibid, p. 201.
Same to the Earl of Middleton enclosing a copy [missing] of the Attorney General's report on Sir James Kennedy's proposal.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 378.
Same to Mr. Fisher to enquire what title the inhabitants of Richmond have to the water that comes from New [or Richmond] Park or thereabouts and particularly what right Visct. Brouncker and Sir William Temple and others at Sheen have to lay pipes for conveying water from thence to their houses at Sheen.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Treasurer Rochester has received your report of the 19th inst. on the French Ambassador's memorial touching the seizure of two French shallops but not on his other paper sent to you at the same time. Send it speedily.Ibid, p. 379.
Same to Mr. Prettyman to attend the Lord Treasurer to-morrow concerning your debt to the King. Bring with you all the [First Fruits] instalments that you have.Ibid.
Treasurer Rochester to the Earl of Bath. I have laid before the King the case of James Kemp of Penryn, merchant. The King will hear it in Council after the long vacation. Put off the [Tinners'] Convocation till that hearing be over.Ibid.
June 23.Henry Guy to the Hearthmoney Commissioners to employ Josiah Boston in the Hearthmoney, the Lord Treasurer being well satisfied of his ability and faithfulness.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 379.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren. How much should the Lord Treasurer give to Mr. Ford for one year of his house at Winchester?Ibid.
Same to Mr. Graham, enclosing Sir Theophilus Oglethorp's petition [missing]. Speak with the Lord Treasurer thereon when next you see him.Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed paragraph [missing] of a memorial from the Excise Commissioners, viz. concerning seizures by the Customs officers of imported liquors [and desiring] that the informations may be laid according to the Excise laws and under instruction from the Excise Commissioners.Ibid, p. 380.
Same to Rich. Coleing for an account whether the Earl of Arlington, late Lord Chamberlain of the Household to the late and present King, made any agreement with Mr. Genaro [Benedetto Gennari] about being his Majesty's Painter and what said agreement was.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Stephens. The King does not think it reasonable that the allowances craved by Mr. Seymour, late Treasurer of the Navy, for portage of money, bags, stationery wares etc. should be allowed him on his [Navy] accounts. His accounts are to be declared with all speed. without those allowances.Ibid
Same to the Earl of Middleton. On the petition of Lord Arundell of Trerice against the Corporation of Plymouth the King has declared his pleasure that a Quo warranto be brought against them to try whether they have a title to receive the duties therein mentioned. On the Attorney General's advice the Lord Treasurer herewith sends you the said petition and other papers relating thereto for you to give order for a warrant for the King's signature for said Quo warranto.Ibid.
Same to Shadrack Vincint. The King will hear the case of Mr. Kemp of Penryn after the long vacation and the Tinners' Convocation is put off till it be heard. Prepare yourself with all proofs for the said hearing. An order will be sent to the Vice Warden [of the Stannaries] to deliver the books etc. mentioned in your letter.Ibid, p. 381.
Same to Visct. Preston [Master of the Great Wardrobe] to provide as follows:Ibid.
Appending: estimate dated Great Wardrobe June 22 inst.
l.s.d.
2 dozen of folding leather stools, cane chairs and stools and 6 chamber pots for his Majesty's tents on Hounslow Heath (already provided)1500
one suit of plain cloth, with linen hat, shoes, stockings and gloves for William Norris, a boy of the Chapel [Royal, whose voice is] gone off900
hangings of green printed paragon for the Office of her Majesty's Robes at Windsor Castle (already provided)2500
a cedar table for her Majesty's service at Windsor Castle.
June 23.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to admit to entry, on payment of Customs and Excise, the brandy as follows laden at St. Martin's [France] by John Morgan on the Trydegar, a merchantman of Newport, which by stress of weather was forced to land at Newport, where one of the Customs officers of Bristol seized and carried out of the ship 12 quarter casks of brandy as forfeited by reason they contained less than 60 gallons each: all on the petition of Bridget Holmes, kinswoman to said Morgan.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 141.
Reference by same to the Navy Commissioners of the petition of Hungate Lewis, assignee of Ann Lewis, widow; petitioner shewing that his father had 44l. 11s. 0d. due to him for salary of himself and 2 clerks, as appears by a Navy bill; that the Navy Commissioners have no money at their disposal for payment of bills of this nature: therefore prays the fixing of a fund for payment of same, petitioner being in great straits.Reference Book III, p. 340.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of John Ashburn shewing that he became bound in 6,800l. to the King for William Okes, then Receiver of Hearthmoney for Kent, and that petitioner's goods and estate were extended and he a prisoner above 10 years whereby he and his family are utterly ruined: therefore prays a landcarriageman's place. The said Commissioners are hereby to present him for said place if he is qualified.Ibid.
Same by same to William Blathwayte [as Secretary to the Forces] of the petition of William Smith, Deputy Governor of Portland Castle, praying payment of 40l. 5s. 0d. by him laid out in repairing said Castle and providing necessaries for the garrison.Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of Major Bonham Strangwayes, Lieutenant of Portland Isle and Captain of the Castle of Portland et al.: shewing that according to the Lord Treasurer's orders they have surrendered up their grants [of their salaries, see supra, p. 721, footnote], therefore praying payment of the arrears of 707l. 18s. 11¼d. of the late Lieutenant and Captain and of the five gunners and eight soldiers belonging to said castle.Ibid, p. 341.
Same by same to Edward Ange of the petition of Edward Miles et al. Quakers; petitioners shewing that by an order of the Exchequer Court application is to be made to the Lord Treasurer before they can obtain a discharge of their several convictions for Recusancy; and that several of their goods and lands have been seized and moneys levied by the sheriff of Norfolk: therefore praying that same may be restored to them.Ibid.
June 23.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Sir John Ernle, Chancellor of the Exchequer, of the petition of Francis Dickins, esq., woodward of New Forest, praying payment of some part of the 1,500l. due to him for fees of his office.Reference Book III, p. 341.
Same by same to William Blathwayt [as Auditor General for the Plantations] of the petition of Hum. Okeover and John Price; praying the Lord Treasurer's assent to the annexed warrant [missing] "concerning the mines royal in Jamaica that thereby they may get despatch to transport themselves into his Majesty's service."Ibid, p. 342.
Same by same to the Auditor of the Receipt of the petition of Eliza Loup, widow, shewing that there is 678l. 17s. 8½d. due to her as executrix to John Loup, late Clerk of the Armories, of which only 40l. has been paid; therefore praying some speedy supply as she is much in debt.Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of Sir John Cotton, kt., for payment of the two years' arrears to Lady day last on his perpetuity of 5l. 6s. 8d. per an. out of the Exchequer.Ibid.
Same by same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Tho. Cheeke for ten years' extension of term in his grant of the fines upon declarations in the King's Bench.Ibid.
Same by same to Auditor Aldworth of the following statement of account out of the books of the executors of Alderman Meynell.Ibid, pp. 343–4.
Prefixing: said account.
l.s.d.
bond dated 27 June, 1665, for 13,734l. 18s. 7d. whereof received before the death of Alderman Meynell3,91000
since [then] received by his executor as follow:—
1672, Nov. 19, from Sir Allen Apsley2,75000
1672–3, Mar. 5, from ditto1,093150
1674, July 13, from ditto50000
1674, July 16, from ditto50000
1674, Aug. 6, from ditto50000
1674–5, Feb. 2, from ditto1,91089
1675, Oct. 7, from ditto75000
due upon the foot of the last account made up by Auditor Holder [Aldworth] to 1673, Dec. 910,077186
interest thereon from that date to 1685–6, Mar. 97,40734
£17,485110
whereof received in five payments ut supra between 1674 July 13, to 1675, Oct. 74,16000
l.s.d.l.s.d.
deduction of interest on said five sums from the respective dates of payment to 1685–6, Mar. 92,78776
6,947163
remains due10,53757
June 23.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Peirce shewing that he has been a long time a soldier in Scotland and received many wounds and several times taken and long time after in the Earl of Oxford's Regiment and being ancient was dismissed the Troop and had a reference (on the Bishop of St. Asaph's recommendation) for a noontender's place [London port]: therefore prays such place, there being now one vacant.Reference Book III, p. 343.
Same by same to John Fisher of the petition of Phi. Waldgrave, ut supra, p. 580, together with the Attorney General's reference [sic for report] thereon.Ibid.
Same by same to Rich. Graham and Phi. Burton of the petition of Chris. Cotton and Sam. Hayne, gent. to the King: shewing that divers years past the undersheriffs and other officers had levied fines on Roman Catholics and had not returned one twentieth part [thereof] into the Exchequer and in particular that Isaac Hawkins, undersheriff of co. Stafford, in 1683 did receive of three men [Recusants] in that county 184l. and paid into the Exchequer but 4l. and that many other persons had that year paid great sums of money to him, amounting to many 1,000l. and that Hawkins had not returned into the Exchequer above 600l. and so remains accomptable to the King for the overplus: therefore pray power to examine all Roman Catholics in Stafford, Salop, Cheshire and Wales what money they paid said Hawkins; with permission to inspect the Pipe Office gratis to see his returns: further praying a grant of part of the 170l. which Hawkins has paid in.Ibid, pp. 344–5.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Peter Gourdin, praying delivery of 18 barrels of flint stones which he brought over; on his paying Customs thereon.Ibid, p. 345.
Same by same to the Auditor of the Receipt of the petition of Phebe Haughton for renewal of a lost money order drawn on the Disbanding Act.Ibid.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Ralph Best shewing that he served as landwaiter in London port under the late Customs Farmers, but was left out when the Customs came to be managed by Commissioners: therefore prays some such place.Ibid, pp. 345–6.
Same by same to Mr. Grahme and Mr. Burton of the petition of Rich. Wynch for royal bounty for his charges in prosecuting kidd-nappers by order of the Lord Chancellor.Ibid, p. 346.
June 23.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Warden of the Mint and the Mint Commissioners of the petition of the prisoners [who have turned] evidences for the King [and still lie] now in Lancaster gaol: shewing that they have some of them been four years and three years in gaol, have done great service for the King against clippers and now can do no more: therefore pray a pardon next Quarter Sessions.Reference Book III, p. 346.
Same by same to John Fisher of the petition of John Budg for [extension of lease by] two [fresh] lives in reversion in a tenement in Carnedon Prior, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall.Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of Edwd. Kneebone for similar extension of lease in a tenement in said manor.Ibid.
Same by same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Bryan Ayliff for discharge of his 100l. bond for the forthcoming of Sir Robt. Peyton, which bond being forfeited was remitted by the King at the Lord Chancellor's intercession.Ibid, p. 347.
Same by same to William Hewer of the petition of Lucy Molloy shewing that Lieut. Florence Maccartie, Lieut. to Capt. Coy's Troop, died four years since indebted 38l. 6s. 0d. to her, which debt was proved before the Mayor and Recorder of Tangier: prays payment thereof out of said Maccartie's pay.Ibid.
Same by same to same of the petition of George Hull shewing that several soldiers in Capt. Neatby's Troop are indebted 27l. 17s. 6d. to Mary Smith, which debt is assigned to petitioner: therefore praying ut supra.Ibid.
Memorandum: annext was an account and an acknowledgment of a debt of 8l.
Same by same to same of the petition of said Geo. Hull shewing that he supplied fresh provisions to several sick and wounded soldiers at Tangier to the value of 114l. 10s. 5d.: prays ut supra.Ibid.
Same by same to Charles Toll, Charles Twitty, William Lowndes, Thomas Townsend and Humphry Dove of the petition of Hobart Colbey, late Groom of the Chamber to the Queen Dowager, shewing that he and John Hall, another of the said Grooms, had an order on the fee farms for one year on their salary or pension; that the said Hall will now be paid a part of that as of other his arrears: therefore prays a share, petitioner having three years more due to him.Ibid, p. 348.
Same by same to the Attorney General of the petition of the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of London as by a reference from the King dated Windsor, June 13 inst. petitioners shewing that they have a grant from the King of all fines set in London, or at the Court holden by the Mayor, for conservation of the river of Thames, for offences upon the said river: but in regard said grant extends not to fines set in the King's Courts at Westminster upon indictments and presentments removed thither out of London or from the Mayor's Court of Conservancy most offenders therein are encouraged to remove their indictments into the said superior Courts thereby to divert petitioners from further prosecution by reason of the great charge thereof; notwithstanding which petitioners have prosecuted same in said Courts at their own cost, but cannot prosecute all whereby many offenders escape and the encroachments on the river are multiplied: therefore pray a grant of all fines, amerciaments and penalties set or to be set in said Courts for any such offences.Ibid.
June 23.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Charles Toll, Charles Twitty, William Lowndes, Thomas Townsend and Humphry Dove of the petition of the Drummers in ordinary shewing that they are three years in arrear of their salary of 34l. per an. [each] and now have but 24l. per an. [salary] and [are] commanded to duty in the Army: therefore praying payment of their arrears and for 10l. per an. to be restored [to their salary].Reference Book III, p. 349.
Same by same to James Pearse of the petition of Hen. Mustow, James Wyley and Geo. Bellamy, chirurgeons, shewing that in the late expedition [in the West] they were commanded by the Earl of Feversham to attend the many wounded soldiers at Bath and Bridgwater: therefore pray some allowance for same.Ibid.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Windebank for a coastwaiter's place, London port.Ibid.
Same by same to Tho. Agar and John Fisher of the petition of Math. Bennett, esq., for renewal of a lease of Lindhurst in New Forest.Ibid, p. 350.
Same by same to the Auditor of Imprests and the Receiver and Remembrancer of First Fruits of the petition of the Bishop of Bristol, praying that the Bishop of Chichester be directed to pay the Tenths now due to the King out of petitioner's bishopric in regard he received the rents of the bishopric during the time that the Tenths incurred.Ibid, p. 365.
Report by same to the King on the petition of Sir Thomas Wolstenholme, bart., ut supra, p. 742, petitioner further shewing that in the late unhappy rebellious times his father and family suffered 150,000l. in their estates besides loss of blood and that at this time a very great debt of above 40,000l. is owing to him by the late King, so that if no favour be shewn him his whole family is utterly ruined. Hereon the Attorney General has reported that the facts are truly stated: that Charles I in the 20th year of his reign granted the extended lands of Sir James Bagg to Cary in trust for Bagg: that said debt was in the said Attorney General's opinion pardoned by the Act of Oblivion and ought to have been long since discharged upon record: that the Act of Oblivion was pleaded to the charge in the great roll of the Exchequer which was taken out of the inquisition under which the lands were extended and the plea was allowed and the King's process for ever stayed, but no plea was applied to the extent which the Attorney General conceives was done by contrivance to keep the extent on foot against creditors, though by the judgment upon the former plea the King could make no use: that petitioner might plead the Act of Oblivion in discharge of the extent but it would save him charge if the King should by privy signet direct the Attorney General to enter satisfaction on record of the said debt and to consent to the discharge of the extent. To this report of the Attorney General the Lord Treasurer hereby agrees.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 308–10.
June 24.Money warrant for 50l. to the executors of Francis Mansell for last Lady day quarter on his pension.Money Book VI, p. 338.
Same for 50l. to George Gunter, executor to Katherine Gunter, widow, deceased, for same on her annuity for 21 years from 1669, Lady day.Ibid, p. 341.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the branches of the revenue directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.Disposition Book IV, pp. 201–2.
l.s.d.
Out of the Excise.
to the Cofferer of the Household2,00000
to Sir Robert Vyner50000
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to Mr. Graham upon his privy seal for Bagshot50000
to Lady Fisher25000
to Tho. Lane25000
to Charles Gifford7500
to the executors of Francis Mansell5000
to Robert Swan2000
to Mr. Whitgrave5000
to the executors of Mr. [Mris.] Gunter5000
to Mr. Reynolds5000
to John Rogers and Ann, his wife2500
to Sir Tho. Windham15000
to Lady Windham's daughters10000
to Mr. Estoll2500
Out of the imposition on wine and vinegar.
to the Treasurer of the Navy on account of the Navy's 400,000l. for the year beginning Lady day last50000
Out of the Letter Office money.
to the Treasurer of the Chamber94284
Out of goods seized.
to Mris. Bointon to complete the 100l. reserved for her5000
(Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney enclosing the paper of disposition of the cash of those revenues for the present week; said paper including only the above two Excise items and 13 Hearthmoney items, 12 of these latter being lumped together as 1,095l. to the persons instrumental in the late King's escape [from Worcester fight].)
Same to same to issue to me [Guy, for secret service] 88l. 2s. 4d. out of Excise money directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer.Ibid, p. 202.
F. Gwynn [in the absence of Henry Guy] to the Barons of the Exchequer not to compound the estreated recognizances of Francis Creswick, Tho. Stubbs, Richard Dewxell, Stephen Chapman and John Knight, nor to stay process thereon.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 381.
June 24.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Treasurer's Remembrancer etc. to forbear process against Sir Peter Gleane of Hardwick, co. Gloucester, on the 1,095l. fee for the baronetcy conferred on him by Charles II.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 307.
Fiat by same for royal letters patent to constitute Samuel de Paz, gent. searcher of Customs, Ipswich port loco. Thomas Langley, late searcher there.Ibid, p. 308.
Warrant by same [to the respective Receivers of Recusants' forfeitures] to discount to all the sheriffs, concerned, in England and Wales 12d. per £ on all such money as they have levied or shall levy upon Recusants and out of such money as they shall answer to you on that account: they having for several years past levied divers sums thereof which they have paid to you.Ibid.
Same by same to the Treasurer's Remembrancer to forbear process against Sir Charles Terrell of Hearne [Heron], co. Essex, on the 1,095l. fee for the baronetcy conferred on his father, Sir John Terrell [of Springfield], by Charles II.Ibid, p. 310.
June 25.Money warrant for 250l. to Thomas Lane for half a year to June 24 inst. on his pension.Money Book VI, p. 333.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Monsieur Ronche for the Queen's use, unopened and Customs free, five little bales arrived from Rouen in the New Yeare, Capt. Thomas Wake commander.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 381.
Same to Sir John Tippetts and the rest of the Commissioners for adjusting the accounts of the Navy to 1686, Lady day. In your letter of the 21st inst. you say that the Victualling Commissioners' accounts for 1684 and 1685 were several months since delivered to the office of the late Comptroller of the Victualling and have been examined by him. Why are they not sent to the Auditors?Ibid, p. 382.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to report on the enclosed copy [missing] of the state of the case of Thurmond's Farm near Winchester, Sir Henry Tichborn's letter relating thereto, and your report on Mris. Katherine Barton's petition touching same.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Randolph [in New England]. The Navy Commissioners have lately made a contract with Sir John Shorter and Sir William Warren (of great importance to the King) for a considerable supply from New England of great masts, yards and bowsprits for the fleet within this and next year. It is the King's pleasure that you give those gentlemen and all employed by them your utmost assistance in their undertaking.Ibid.
June 28.Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a privy seal to discharge the baronetcy fee of 1,095l. due from Sir Peter Gleane of Hardwick, co. Norfolk, for the baronetcy conferred on him by Charles II. (Treasurer Rochester's warrant dated July 7 to the Receipt accordingly. This warrant quotes the privy seal as dated July 7.)King's Warrant Book XI, p. 41. Money Book VI, p. 350.
June 28.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the fee of 52l. per an. to Nicho. Parke as a King's waiter, London port, granted to him 1660, Sept. 4, and he having by a deed dated June 17 inst. surrendered said salary and all arrears thereon. Payment is hereby to be made of so much as is accrued thereon from 1684, Christmas [and said salary is to be paid him quarterly in future during pleasure]. (Money warrant dated July 7 for 78l. hereon for 1684, Christmas, to 1686, June 24, and dormant clause for said salary in future. This money warrant quotes the privy seal as dated July 7.) (Henry Guy dated July 7 to the Customs Cashier to observe said money warrant.)King's Warrant Book XI, p. 42. Money Book VI, p. 344. Disposition Book V, p. 5.
Same to same for a same to enstal the First Fruits of Thomas White, D.D., Bishop of Peterborough: same to be payable by him in three instalments of 103l. 15s. 0d. payable Oct. 25 next, 103l. 15s. 0d. payable 1687, Oct. 25, and 207l. 10s. 0d. payable 1688, Oct. 25, making 415l. in all, Tenths deducted: all on his own bond only and with the usual clause for ceasing of liability on avoidance.King's Warrant Book XI, pp. 43–4.
Two royal sign manuals for respectively 360l. and 400l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of June 16 inst. (Two money warrants dated June 30 hereon. Money orders dated July 10 hereon for 360l. and Aug. 19 for 400l.)Ibid, p. 46. Money Book VI, p. 338. Order Book I, pp. 127, 136.
June 29.Henry Guy to Mr. Heron to pay on Friday next 2,500l. to the Earl of Ranelagh on account of the 30,000l. [ordered yearly to be] returned from Ireland for the use of his Majesty's Forces here [in England, being for Regiments on the Irish establishment: same to be] for this present month of June.Disposition Book IV, p. 203.
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.:Ibid, pp. 203–4.
l.
Out of the Customs.
to the Earl of Ranelagh3,000
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to ditto for same3,000
Out of the Excise.
to ditto for same6,000
to the Queen4,000
(Same dated same to Alderman Duncomb [Cashier of Excise and Hearthmoney] informing him of the above disposition: the said moneys are to be paid into the Exchequer to-morrow morning.) (Same dated same to the Customs Cashier to pay 3,000l. of Customs money into the Exchequer to-morrow.) (Same dated same to the Commissioners of the Excise informing them of the above disposition.)
Same to the Customs Commissioners. I have laid before Treasurer Rochester Mr. Sanson's letter of the 22nd inst. enclosing two letters from the officers of Portsmouth concerning some Dutch prizes sent into that port by the Algerines. The Customs officers are to remain on board the prizes and suffer no embezzlements to be made. But if the Algerines have a mind to remove any of the goods from one prize to the other they can do so.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 382.
June 29.Henry Guy to the Excise Commissioners enclosing a petition [missing] of several brewers in and about London for a proclamation to command all brewers to sell their ale by such measures only as the law directs. As in your report of May 11 last thereon you seemed to doubt the meaning and intention of the petition you are to send for some of them to know plainly what it is and send me your report thereon on Friday night that I may present it to the Lord Treasurer "at the first sitting of the [Privy] Council at Hampton Court on Saturday morning."Out Letters (General) IX, p. 383.
Same to the Attorney General. Treasurer Rochester has put off till next week the hearing between Stysted and Browne against Scawen and Lucas. (The like notice to Mr. Lucas and Mr. Scawen.) (The like notice to the Customs Commissioners enclosing the petition of said Charles Stysted.)Ibid, pp. 383–4.
Appending: said petition shewing that petitioner and George Brown exhibited two informations in the Exchequer against Mr. Scawen the merchant and Mr. Lucas, a Customs officer, but the trials were deferred and now same is to be heard by the Lord Treasurer. Petitioner is prepared to make good the charge against defendants by the evidence of Thomas Chudly and Samuel Clarke, two of his Majesty's Commissioners [of Customs], Thomas Killner, warehousekeeper, Alexander Say and Edward Franks, landwaiters, Richard Hosier, deputy searcher, John Lodge, surveyor of the warehouse, Richard Smyth and John Beargh, writing clerks, Charles Bishop and Capt. Rouse: therefore desires that these witnesses may be ordered to attend.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Send reply forthwith to the Treasury letter concerning the debt owing to the King by Sir William Poole, collector of Bristol port.Ibid, p. 384.
Same to same to deliver, Customs free, the goods of Signor Sarotti, the Venetian Resident, which are come from Venice. You are to treat his servant with great civility.Ibid, pp. 385–6.
Appending: two notes of said goods embarked at Venice on the Mediterranean and Tigre, Captains Barnaby and Cotterels: (including tapestries, mathematical instruments, "four cases of hanging pictures, counterfeits, with their frames and without" wax candles for the [Resident's] chapel, 18 boxes of books "which is a portion of the Resident's library").
Same to Sir John Tippetts. I have shown yours of the 26th to the Lord Treasurer concerning the Navy Victuallers' accounts. You are to explain yourselves. Are these accounts ever to go to the Auditor or no?Ibid, p. 385.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver the following to Patrick Coune on payment of Customs.Ibid.
Appending: note of said Coune's petition for delivery of three cases of old household pictures lately brought from Rouen in John Marshall's ship called the Prosperous Fortune. Petitioner desires them to be restored, he having brought them over for his own private use.
June 29.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ Thomas Robinson as tidewaiter, Newcastle port loco. William Cramlington, preferred to be a landwaiter ibid.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 142.
Charles Holford as a watchman, London port loco James Harman, who has relinquished same.
James Jenkins as a boatman at Penarth in Swansea port.
Richard Gunter and Lau. Dyer as tidesmen and boatmen in Swansea port loco David Davies and Israell Thomas, who do not accept same.
Thomas Wisdome (a tidesman in fee in London port and employed at the quays) as coastwaiter ibid. loco John Golding, preferred to be a landwaiter.
Henry Stumbles (a same ibid.) as a same ibid. loco John Atterbury, lately dismissed.
Reference by same to same of the petition of John Segar for the place of waiter and searcher at Teignmouth in Exeter port loco James Bury, deceased.Reference Book III, p. 350.
Same by same to John Fisher of the petition of Sir Peter Killegrew, Receiver General of the Duchy of Cornwall, praying "that his late Majesty's warrant to the tinners [? may be] renewed and an allowance made on his account for money expended in repairing the Coinage Hall at Helston."Ibid.
Same by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Richard Amory, a deputy King's waiter, London port, praying a landwaiter's place ibid. Gabriell Sparkes, stricken in years and willing to resign under the Lord Treasurer's permission to three superannuated officers to resign at half salary.Ibid, p. 351.
Same by same to same of the petition of Francis Weaver shewing that being Customer Inwards of Southampton port he removed to Portsmouth at great cost to be collector there for his patent salary and only an allowance of 10l. per an. for a clerk and further it in arrear of salary for 1½ years.Ibid, p. 352.
June 30.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Treasurer Rochester (as in further part of 16,000l. granted to him out of the estate of Ford, Lord Grey) the 750l. which is paid into the Exchequer by Mr. Graham et al. out of the profits of said estate.Disposition Book IV, p. 203.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to establish Sam. Horne as collector of the Four and a Half per cent. duty in Antigua loco Charles Webb.Out Letters (Customs) X, pp. 143, 144, 145.
Thomas Belchamber as one of the Commissioners for levying and collecting said duty in Nevis and to supervise and inspect the management and collection of same in Antigua, Montserrat and St. Christophers loco Richard Nagle, lately deceased.
The tidesmen's salaries at Truro to be [each] 25l. per an. without incidents instead of 10l. per an. with 2s. per day when employed.
Thomas Barber (surveyor at Blythnook in Newcastle port) to be waiter and searcher at Whitstable in Faversham port loco Thomas Knowler, lately dismissed.
William Glegg (a tidesman in extraordinary, Liverpool port) as boatman and tidesman ibid, loco Richard Gunstance, lately dismissed.
Robert Grigs as tidesman in Hull port loco James Lane, lately dismissed.
Thomas Heron as tidesurveyor in Weymouth port loco Capt. John Perse, who has relinquished same.