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'Entry Book: September 1686, 1-15', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 894-903. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82555 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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September 1686, 1-15

Sept. 1.Henry Guy, dated Windsor Castle, 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 V, pp. 25–6.
l.s.d.
Out of the Customs.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for sea officers and bills in course40000
to ditto in further part of 400,000l. for the year's navy service beginning Lady day last: "which is intended to be in repayment of part of a greater sum which was advanced for that service out of the imposition on tobacco and sugars."5,00000
to ditto for the remainder of two quarters due to Chatham and Sheerness Yards, "which is intended to repay the Teller that advanced that sum out of Irish money" for the said service2,05950
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces6,00000
to Sir Thomas Higgons on account of his arrears when Envoy at Venice95000
to Sir Peter Wych, Resident at Hamburg1,09200
to Sir George Etheridge, Resident at Ratisbon54600
to Visct. Preston in part of his bill of extraordinaries1,00000
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces4,00000
to Sir Peter Apsley and Sir Benj. Bathurst on account of the King's servants when Duke3,00000
to the bankers [on their] tallies3,00000
to the Duchess of Portsmouth for her pension due at June 24 last1,00000
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to the Treasurer of the Chamber in further part of the quarter due at June 24 last1,50000
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces2,00000
(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 eight Customs items.) (Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the similar paper of the disposition of the cash of those branches of the revenue; said paper including for the Excise the above four Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz.: 2,000l. to Mr. Toll in [part] repayment of loan: and for the Hearthmoney the above two Hearthmoney items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following item [payable direct out of the Hearthmoney Office on tallies] viz.: 3,000l. to Mr. Noell in [part] repayment of loan.)
Sept. 1.Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier. Why does not your last [weekly] certificate contain the 7,000l. lately sent up from Liverpool?Out Letters (General) IX, p. 416.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ Cæsar Freeman as coastwaiter, London port loco John Ward, lately constituted a patent waiter ibid.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 161.
Sept. 4.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Treasurer of the Navy for Chatham and Sheerness Yards the sums which on Dec. 9 last supra, p. 478, were ordered to be advanced to him for Chatham and Sheerness Yards, viz., 1,250l. out of the East India Company's present and 1,072l. 10s. 0d. out of his Majesty's dividend from the two [East India] Companies.Disposition Book V, p. 26.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney concerning the complaint made to the Justices of Peace in Cheshire by Mr. Lawton of Lawton, touching a distress taken from him by William Hill, a collector of Hearthmoney. The complaint is that on the Hearthmoney being demanded Lawton tendered what he knew was due, having paid same before and having no more chimneys or firehearths [in his house than previously]. Hill then told him he must nevertheless pay for his cottages. Mr. Lawton desired to know what his demands were and if more were due he would pay it. Hill answered he could not tell for he had not received them, but he would go and view them and then give his demand. Mr. Lawton desired to know when he would return and he would expect him. Hill said in two hours. Mr. Lawton stayed within three hours, then went out and a short time after he was gone Hill came to enquire for him. A servant in the house told him he was gone out, but would not be long absent and desired Mr. Hill to come into the buttery, which he did, and the servant gave him drink in a silver bowl, which he drunk off and put the cup in his pocket, leaving word that he took it by way of distress for the duty. This was proved before the Justices, who condemned his taking distress before demand made and required him to restore the cup. The collector at first insisted on his instructions, which he kept very secretly, but at last restored it. The Justices then told him they conceived he ought not to distrain upon the landlord in any case for a cottage, but [save] where the tenant hath a legal certificate to discharge him for the present year "for where not [so done] every man is liable that is not under some other qualification and that the collectors are no judges of the sufficiencies of the tenants and therefore, no certificate appearing, he ought to distrain the occupant; but he having done contrary to this in this case was therefore committed, for though the occupant had no certificate and sufficient goods to distrain, yet he neglected that and distrained the landlord." One of the Justices, in order that the King's service might not suffer, offered to take his own recognisance, but this he peremptorily refused to give.Out Letters (General) IX, pp. 416–8.
It is also represented to the Lord Treasurer as a very hard thing "that landlords should pay for their cottages [for a back period] longer than since the resolution of the judges were known: for though by law a time is set not exceeding two years to collect, yet that seems to be only for such firehearths as were payable by the law as then understood. Besides the case (as it is alleged) is hard with a poor man that must pay two payments at first when he hath lived but half a year in the house." You are to report to Treasurer Rochester on the above complaint.
Appending: copy of the commitment dated Leftwich, Aug. 27, by one of the Justices of Peace of co. Chester, of said Hill to the Constable of Chester Castle for taking a distress of two pewter dishes the goods of Jno. Fishwick, clerk, minister of Northwich, for a firehearth in a dwelling in Northwich wherein William Milner, webster, is and has been his tenant for two years last past, on pretence that said Milner is a poor man; but the said Milner having produced no certificate of his poverty to exempt him as the statute directs: which distress the Justice therefore adjudged to be tortious and ordered Hill to restore the distress and in future to collect the duty of all occupants who had not such certificates as aforesaid: but the said Hill peremptorily refusing to restore said distress, was bound over to the next General Sessions of the Peace, but refusing to find surety he is hereby committed as above.
Sept. 4.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the Duke of Northumberland, on payment of Customs, two housings in a case arrived at Dover for him.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 419.
Same to same to report on the enclosed two papers [missing], viz.: (1) the copy of the decree of the Admiralty Court in New England against Joshua West, master of the ship Swallow, and against the said ship. (2) The plea of the said West to the information against him. You are to take advice of the King's Counsel herein.Ibid.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition to the King from Edward Jennings of the Inner Temple, shewing that his late father served Charles I as Captain and suffered much, and that petitioner himself has been of counsel for the King against the rebels in the west: therefore prays a grant of a house in Little Lincolns Inn Fields, in which he is tenant to Sir Robert Peyton, wherein he [Peyton] lately inhabited; the said Peyton being now indicted for high treason and outlawed thereupon.Reference Book III, p. 367.
Sept. 6.Henry Guy, dated from Windsor Castle, to the Customs Commissioners to report on the two enclosed papers [missing] being (1) a letter from Sir Robert Holmes to said Guy. (2) A letter to said Holmes from Capt. Room Coyle. (Same dated same to said Holmes, acquainting him with the above reference. If Capt. Room Coyle appear innocent, Treasurer Rochester will set him right in the opinion of the King.)Out Letters (General) IX, p. 419.
Royal warrant, dated Windsor Castle, to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a privy seal for a grant to Richard Allibon of the annuities of 40l. per an. each granted to Richard Petre and Robert Petre by their father, William Petre, esq., for their lives out of the manor of Stanford Hall and other hereditaments in Stanford Rivers, co. Essex, and of all arrears thereon as under: it appearing upon the information of the Attorney General in Easter term, 1684, that said Richard and Robert had withdrawn themselves from their obedience into some school or house of Jesuits, priests etc. and the said Richard appearing to be outlawed for high treason and the said Robert appearing to be convicted and attainted of high treason, whereupon it was ordered that said William Petre, owner of said manor, should pay to the then King Charles II the 460l. arrears of the said annuities and whatever accrued on the same in future: but the said arrears and growing annuities are still unpaid and the said Richard and Robert are still living: wherefore said Allibon has petitioned for a grant of said arrears and of said growing annuities during the lives of said Richard and Robert: upon which petition Richard Graham and Philip Burton have reported that several persons have petitioned for the same, but that Charles II's death interrupted all proceedings therein and that the abovesaid decree is still in force to the present King, who may dispose of the said annuities and arrears as he may think fit.King's Warrant Book XI, pp. 126–7.
Sept. 6.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to Treasurer Rochester and to the Warden etc. of New Forest to direct that the cutting of browsewood of oak and beech in said forest shall be wholly suppressed, except some small quantities in extreme hard weather for the necessary relief of the deer, in which excepted cases the keepers shall not lop any young or thriving trees, nor sell or dispose of any wood, so cut, for their own use or benefit, but that after the deer shall have done with the same the wood that is left shall be sold for the King's use by such Commissioners as shall be appointed for the next sales in the said forest: and to dismiss any official of said forest offending against this order: all by reason that it appears by the returns of several commissions and from daily experience that the browsing and cutting of the great limbs and boughs from the oaks in the King's forests, where nurseries of wood and timber were designed, is utterly ruinous to the timber of the said trees and frustrates the expectation of good timber for the Navy; and that several orders have formerly been made to restrain immoderate browsing, but same were transgressed by the keepers who had then very small salaries and made profit out of the browsewood for their several maintenance; but that of late years the wages of the keepers have been considerably augmented so that no pretence to the profits of browsing remain on that account: and further the Surveyor of Woods having reported that the deer in New Forest need but little browse and that in hard weather only.King's Warrant Book XI, pp. 127–9.
Further it appears by the like report that there are in several parts of said forest great store of old decayed oak and beech which are past any use for the Navy and grow worse by standing and are often taken unduly by the country people, and that 1,500l. or 1,600l. per an. may be raised therefrom for the King's use. It is hereby ordered that such decayed trees be yearly felled in said forest not exceeding 2,000l. worth per an. to be sold for the King's use, and the salaries of the keepers to be paid thereout and the balance to be paid into the Exchequer or otherwise as the King shall appoint.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to pay 20l. to Aaron Hodges, his Majesty's Consul at Rotterdam, for his service and correspondencies in relation to the Plantation trade.Money Book VI, p. 383.
Money warrant for 500l. to George Dunstan for half a year to June 24 last on his pension.Ibid.
Same for 25l. to Mris. Anne Kelly for last June 24 quarter on her pension. (Money order dated Oct. 19 hereon.)Ibid, p. 383. Order Book I, p. 149.
Same for 500l. to Frances, Countess of Portland, for half a year to June 24 last on her same.Money Book VI, p. 384.
Same for 500l. to the Earl of Bath for same on the annuity or pension granted to him and Francis, Lord Hawley [now] deceased.Ibid.
Same for 100l. to Mris. Katherine Elliott for same on her pension.Ibid.
Sept. 7.Same by Treasurer Rochester to the Excise Commissioners to pay 1,000l. to Prince George, Hereditary of Denmark, and Princess Anne his wife 1,000l. for half a year to June 24 last on two annuities or pensions of 1,000l. each granted by the privy seal of the 14th inst. for the maintenance of their daughters, Lady Mary and Lady Anne Sophia.Ibid, p. 385.
Sept. 7.Money warrant for 125l. to Dame Joane Howard for 1685, Sept. 29 quarter, on her pension.Money Book VI, p. 386.
Same for 500l. to Robt. Squibb, junr., as imprest for the redemption of English captives [in Barbary] as by the privy seal of 1685, April 30: to be paid out of the moneys of the collection for said use. (Money order dated Sept 8 hereon.)Ibid, p. 386. Order Book I, p. 139.
Same for 958l. 15s. 0d. to Edward Noell for 6 per cent. interest to May 20 last on several sums by him lent for the late King's service: as by an account thereof made up by Auditor Aldworth and allowed Aug. 30 last [by Treasurer Rochester]. (Money order dated Sept. 19 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 386. Order Book I, p. 140.
Same for 375l. to Francis Gwyn for last June 24 quarter on his pension. (Money order dated Sept. 8 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 386. Order Book I, p. 139.
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 V, pp. 27–8.
l.s.d.
Out of the Customs.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for sea officers and bills in course40000
to ditto in further part of 400,000l. for the service of the Navy for the year beginning Lady day last "which is intended in repayment, in part, of a greater sum which was advanced for that service out of the imposition on tobacco and sugars"2,00000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance1,00000
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces6,00000
to Sir Thomas Higgons in full of his arrears when Envoy at Venice689120
to Sir Gabriell Silvyus as Envoy in Denmark45500
to Mr. Herne in [part] repayment of loan1,00000
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces4,00000
to Sir Peter Apsley and Sir Benj. Bathurst in full of all due to the King's servants when Duke of York86750
to the Duke of Grafton, one quarter75000
to Mr. Gwyn (Mris. Gwyn) for half a year75000
to Sir Robert Vyner for work in [plate etc. delivered into] the Jewel House1,50000
Out of Hearthmoney.
to the Treasurer of the Chamber in full of last Christmas quarter6591111
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces2,00000
to be paid into the Exchequer to be reserved for the Lord Treasurer's disposal2,00000
Out of the Post Office money.
to Mr. Graham, on his privy seal for Bagshot68800
to Mr. Packer for the marblers in the King's chapel40000
(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 seven 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 three Hearthmoney items; and for the Excise the above five Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz.: 1,500l. to Sir Jno. Freind and Mr. Calverd in [part] repayment of loan; 3,000l. to the bankers on their tallies.)
Sept. 7.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt; out of the following funds [in the Exchequer] viz.:Disposition Book V, p. 28.
l.s.d.
of goods seized28109
of Tenths21100
of Letter Office money2,453167
making in all 2,946l. 5s. 1d. to issue as follows, viz., 500l. to Lady Portland; 500l. to Mr. Dunstan; 25l. to Mris. Kelly; 250l. to Lady Trevor; 125l. to Lady Howard; 100l. to Mris. Katherine Ellyott; 200l. to Lady Price; 250l. to me [Guy] for secret service; 741l. more [to me, Guy, for same].
Also out of the money of the Duchy of Cornwall you are to issue 1,037l. 8s. 10d. to Treasurer Rochester in full of his last order [for salary].
Same to the Auditors of the revenue in England and Wales, including [that of the Duchy of] Cornwall for a certificate with all speed of the present state of the King's land revenue and fee farms now remaining in charge before you respectively; the amount thereof and what pensions or other [fixed county charges or] allowances are thereout issuing: together with a particular of all arrears due to the King at Michaelmas last [thereon].Out Letters (General) IX, p. 420.
Same to Mr. Fillingham for a perfect extract, with all speed, of the accounts of the sheriffs of England as declared for the year ended 1685, Michaelmas.Ibid.
Same to the Hearthmoney Commissioners. Take the best care you can to quicken the levying and bringing in the arrears of the Hearthmoney due on the expiration of the last farm [thereof].Ibid.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester, dated Treasury Chambers, Whitehall, to the Customs Commissioners and to the Governors of the East India Company, of the petition to the King from Richard Lavington, Richard Urry, William Jones, John Norman et al. owners and freighters of the ship John and Mary of London; 100 tons burden, William Derow, commander; petitioners shewing that the royal Proclamation of 1685, April 1, restrained all the King's subjects, except the members of the East India Company to trade in the East Indies, wherein the King gave eight months' time for bringing home such ships as were already gone out; that petitioners did immediately and do now resolve to obey said Proclamation, but so it is that a little before its publication, viz., in Dec., 1684, they laded said ship to Madagascar and some other places thereabouts and she being expected daily home, petitioners are in danger of being great sufferers: they therefore pray the King's protection for said ship and her lading "forasmuch as the said island of Madagascar was frequently traded to by any merchants till such time as your petitioners' ship went out, without the least complaint of the said Company, and for that it was impossible for your petitioner to recall the said ship home within" the said eight months, and inasmuch as her lading was not above 300l. when she went out and she was not sent out with any design to defraud the East India Company.Reference Book III, pp. 368–9.
Sept. 7.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to William Hewer of the petition of several Tangier soldiers as follows, viz.: John Westcot, serjeant; John Purdy, gentleman of arms; Robert Benning, Tho. Walters, Geo. Smyth, Geo. Crosse, Jno. Peirce, Tho. Smyth, James Mitchell, Rob. Mason, Rob. Gosse and Isaack Cooper, private sentinels; shewing that in a former petition they set forth that they served in Capt. George Talbot's Company in Col. Kirk's Regiment of Foot in Tangier for many years and until the demolishing of that place and after their return to England were commanded into Ireland, where they served as Grenadiers in said Capt. Talbot's Company attending Sir Thomas Newcomen's Regiment of Foot until on July 20 last they were discharged by reason of age, maimes and other infirmities, whereupon they prayed the arrears due for their said service at Tangier: that upon said petition Treasurer Rochester ordered them six months' arrears, which they accordingly received: but being much in debt they have been forced to pay away the same towards satisfying their creditors: therefore now pray an order for payment of the remaining 19 months' pay still due to them, they being all ancient, destitute of employment, money, friends or other relief or subsistence and likely to perish in the streets in their decrepid old age unless relieved.Reference Book III, p. 369.
Warrant by same to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Satton as surveyor at Selby in Hull port loco Nathaniell Spencer, lately dismissed.Out Letters (Customs) X, pp. 161–2.
Robert Chichester (collector of Ilfracombe) to be removed to be landwaiter in Bideford port loco John Chappell, lately dismissed.
John Mallet (boatman and tidesman at Colchester) as same at Bricklesea [Bright lingsea] in Colchester port loco Edward Snudden, who has relinquished same.
Thomas Tunstall as tidesurveyor in Weymouth, port loco Capt. Thomas Heron, who does not accept same.
James Laughorne as collector of Ilfracombe port loco Robert Chichester, removed as abovesaid.
Sept. 9.Francis Gwyn, dated Windsor, [for Henry Guy] to Mr. Duncomb to pay forthwith 500l. to the Earl of Arran, who is going immediately into France. Bring this item in your next week's Excise certificate as so much advanced to Mr. Guy for secret service.Disposition Book V, p. 28.
Sept. 9.Treasurer Rochester to the Earl of Bath, enclosing the privy seal authorising the Convocation of tinners "in that manner and method as your Lordship desired." See same executed in the best way for the King's service.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 420.
Sept. 11.Money warrant for 750l. to the Duke of Grafton for last June 24 quarter on his pension out of the Excise.Money Book VI, p. 387.
Sept. 13.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester, dated Windsor Castle, to the Customs Commissioners to employ John Jennings as inspector of thread, linen and tape ships loco Benjamin Herne (he having been deputed temporarily during the suspension of said Herne, whom the Lord Treasurer now thinks fit absolutely to dismiss).Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 162.
Royal warrant to same to pay 2,000l. to Charles Duncombe and James Hoare, two of the late Commissioners of the Mint, viz., 1,000l. each without account: in consideration of their services in that capacity: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of Aug. 11 last. (Money warrant dated Sept. 14 hereon. Money order dated Sept. 30 hereon.)King's Warrant Book XI, p. 130. Money Book VI, p. 390. Order Book I, p. 143.
Two royal sign manuals for respectively 741l. and 250l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the above dormant privy seal. (Two money warrants dated Sept. 20 hereon. Two money orders dated Sept. 20 hereon.)King's Warrant Book XI, p. 130. Money Book VI, p. 387. Order Book I, p. 140.
Royal warrant, dated Windsor, to Brook Bridges and Thomas Done, Auditors of Imprests, to allow in account to Charles Fox as late Paymaster of the Forces, the item of 334l. 14s. 7d.: the said Fox having by the King's command advanced 525l. to Bernard Howard of Norfolk, Lieut.-Col. to the King's Regiment of Horse, late under Thomas, Earl of Thanet, being for the clothing and equipping his troop; which sum was to be deducted out of the fifth part of the pay of said Troop as it should grow due: and the said Howard having repaid 190l. 5s. 5d. in part of the said 525l., thus leaving 334l. 14s. 7d. still due; which sum the King is pleased to remit to said Howard in consideration of good and faithful services.King's Warrant Book XI, pp. 130–1.
Money warrant for 1,176l. 8s. 4d. to Roger, Earl of Castlemaine, Ambassador Extraordinary to Rome, for a bill of his extraordinary disbursements in that service Jan. 4 last to May 4 last.Money Book VI, p. 387. Order Book I, p. 140.
Appending: said bill as allowed Aug. 23 last by Secretary Earl of Sunderland.
l.s.d.
for his Excellency's journey by land with 18 persons84984
for 16 persons by sea with his plate and baggage by Leghorn and so to Rome238100
for fees at the receipt of 3,800l. [advanced] by Mr. Child65100
for [fees on] his Excellency's privy seal2300
£1,17684
(Money order dated Sept. 14 hereon.)
Sept. 13.Money warrant for 714l. 1s. 7d. to Joseph Horneby and Nathaniell Horneby for 6 per cent. interest to June 24 last on several sums by them lent for the service of the late King: as by an account thereof made up by Auditor Aldworth and allowed Aug. 30 last [by Treasurer Rochester]. (Money order dated Sept. 22 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 388. Order Book I, p. 143.
Money order for 1,033l. 16s. 4½d. to Temperance Packer, relict of Robert Packer, late Usher of the Receipt of the Exchequer, for paper, parchment, books, bags, ink and other necessaries delivered for the use of the officers of the Receipt and for the diet and fees of said Usher: all for 1681–2, Feb. 14, to 1682–3, Feb. 12, being the terms of Easter, Trinity, Michaelmas and Hilary, 1682, with their vacations.Order Book I, p. 140.
Henry Guy to Mr. Hewer to advance to Mr. Nicholson what is due to him on account of Tangier.Disposition Book V, p. 29.
Sept. 15.Same, dated Windsor, to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces the 6,000l. of Customs money, 4,000l. of Excise money and 2,000l. of Hearthmoney which Treasurer Rochester has directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer.Ibid.