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September 1686, 16-30

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'Entry Book: September 1686, 16-30', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 903-916. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82556 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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September 1686, 16-30

Sept. 19.Royal sign manual for 500l. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of Aug. 11 last. (Money warrant dated Sept. 21 hereon. Money order dated Sept. 22 hereon.)King's Warrant Book XI, p. 131. Money Book VI, p. 388. Order Book I, p. 142.
Sept. 20.Money warrant for 250l. to Mris. Jane Lane, now Lady Fisher, for last June 24 quarter on her pension.Money Book VI, p. 388.
Same for 12l. 10s. 0d. to Nicholas Estoll for same on his same. (Money order dated Sept. 22 hereon.)Ibid, p. 388. Order Book I, p. 142.
Same for 20l. to Robt. Swan for same on his same. (Money order dated Sept. 22 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 388. Order Book I, p. 142.
Same for 100l. to Rachel and Frances, daughters of Dame Ann Windham for same on their annuity or pension.Money Book VI, p. 389.
Same for 150l. to Sir Thomas Windham for same on his pension.Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Thomas Whitgrave, esq., for same on his same.Ibid.
Same for 50l. to Francis Reynolds, esq. for same on his same.Ibid.
Same for 75l. to Charles Gifford for same on his annuity or pension.Ibid.
Same. for 50l. to the executors of Francis Mansell for same on his pension.Ibid, p. 390.
Sept. 20.Money warrant for 25l. to John Rogers and Ann his wife for last June 24 quarter on their annuity or pension.Money Book VI, p. 390.
Same for 25l. to Nicho. Yates for same on his same.Ibid.
Same for 50l. to George Gunter, executor to Katherine Gunter, widow, deceased, for same on her same.Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ Adam Wild as boatman, Rye port, loco John Jacob, lately deceased.Out Letters (Customs) X, pp. 162, 163.
Peter Spurr as waiter and searcher at Teignmouth in Exeter port loco James Barry, lately deceased.
Tho. Clarke as watchman, London port loco Robt. Stanniland, lately dismissed.
James Imber as tidesman, Poole port loco Tho. Rimmer, lately removed to Swansea port.
Edward Bromfeild as waiter and searcher at [East] Bourne and Pevensey in Rye port with 26l. per an. salary and to keep a horse and have the Comptroller's and searcher's fees.
Henry Guy to Sir Gilbert Talbot [Master of the Jewel House] for a certificate whether upon the first establishment of his Majesty's Troops of Guards there have been four silver trumpets allowed to each Troop out of your Office.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 420.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, Customs free, to Monsieur Ronchy two bails of books for the Queen, as by the enclosed bill of lading [missing].Ibid, p. 423.
Sept. 21.Robert Squibb (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the branches of the revenue directed to be this week and last week paid into the Exchequer, viz.Disposition Book V, pp. 29–30.
l.s.d.
Out of the Customs.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for sea officers and bills in course40000
to ditto for pay of the Greyhound to Mar. 25 last3,18960
to ditto for the like pay of the Lark5,00000
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces6,00000
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance3,00000
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces4,00000
to the Earl of Bath50000
to Mr. Guy for secret service [out of the Excise money] paid in last week50000
to Mr. Packer for [the] new buildings in the Privy Garden1,50000
to Mr. Fox for arrears due to the Forces [before Jan. 1 last]: to be applied to repay what has been advanced to him out of the Queen Dowager's portion or [out of] the loan from Mr. Kingdon et al.5,00000
to Mr. Guy for secret service, to be paid to Mr. Duncombe and Mr. Hoare ut infra, p. 910.
Out of Hearthmoney.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces2,00000
to be paid into the Exchequer and reserved for the Lord Treasurer's disposal3,00000
to Mr. Ross, the [King's] Jeweller70000
Out of the Post Office.
to Mr. Graham, for the Privy Purse2,00000
to Mr. Ross, the Jeweller70000
(Same dated same to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present and last week; said paper including only the above five Customs items.) (Same dated same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper for the disposition of those revenues; said paper including for the Excise the above five Excise items [payable out of the Exchequer] (except that the item to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces is here given as 8,000l., being 4,000l. paid into the Exchequer this week and 4,000l. paid in last week), together with the following items [payable direct out of the Excise Office on tallies] viz. 3,000l. to Sir John Freind and Mr. Calverd in repayment of loan; 500l. to the Earl of Arran "which was paid last week into the Exchequer for Mr. Guy"; 4,000l. on the bankers' [perpetual interest] tallies; 1,000l. to Sir Ben Bathurst for the Princess [of Denmark's] children, due at Midsummer last: and for the Hearthmoney the above three Hearthmoney items save that the payment to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces is here to be 4,000l. being 2,000l. [paid into the Exchequer this week and 2,000l.] paid in last week.)
[? Sept. 21.]Robert Squibb to Alderman Fowles. Your servant has attended here for the Lord Treasurer's directions to the Exchequer to receive from you 500l. loan on the imposition on tobacco and sugars. There are no directions given [by Act of Parliament I James II, c. 4] for taking in loans on that Act. Therefore the Lord Treasurer desires you to make your loan on the Linen Duty Act.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 420.
Sept. 21.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to William Hewer of the petition of Eliza[beth] Gay, wife of Capt. James Gay, shewing that in the fight at Tangier her husband was desperately wounded and lay six months under the chirurgeon's hand, and is lame to this day: therefore prays an allowance to him for smart money as others have had in the like case.Reference Book III, p. 370.
Sept. 22.Money order for 2,200l. to Charles Toll in repayment of the like sum by him lent into the Exchequer this day on credit of the Linen Duty Act: with 7 per cent. interest payable [or to be made into principal] at the end of every three months.Order Book I, p. 141.
R. Squibb (in the absence of Henry Guy) to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue by way of advance (out of the moneys of the imposition on tobacco and sugar) 28,000l. to the Treasurer of the Navy for four weeks [issuing same] at the rate of 7,000l. per week. (Same dated same to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Navy Treasurer] to receive same.)Disposition Book V, p. 30.
Sept. 23.Money order for 5,000l. to Thomas Fowle, esq., in repayment of the like sum by him lent into the Exchequer this day on credit of the Linen Duty Act: with 7 per cent. interest payable quarterly.Order Book I, p. 141.
Sept. 23.Henry Guy to the Excise Commissioners to report on the enclosed paper [missing] concerning the general riders and other officers of the Excise.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 421.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on (a) infra.Ibid.
Appending: (a) unsigned, undated paper in French concerning the seizure of 65 dozen of boxwood combs belonging to Jean Verger and Pierre Guilhamat of the Bastide de Lerans [Lerins] in Langudoc [French Refugees] who had no other means [than the said combs] for their passage [to England].
Same to the Navy Commissioners. There has been supplied to Mris. Christian Stephens 10l. on 24 Mar., 1684–5, and 20l. on 20 May, 1686. This is to be made good to me out of what should become due to her at the Navy Office on her bills. As you certify that these are now in course to be paid you are to stop said 30l. thereout and to pay it to Mr. Squibb, one of my clerks. When Mr. Mees's bill comes to be paid you are to similarly stop the money thereon to repay the like sum which has been supplied to him by me out of his Majesty's treasure.Ibid.
Same to Sir Robert Holmes. In reply to yours of the 11th and Capt. Room Coyle's of the 8th, herewith returned, the Customs Commissioners are directed to enquire into Room Coyle's business. But as yet they have not reported thereon nor has Room Coyle attended Treasurer Rochester thereon.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Blathwayt to lay before the Committee for Trade and Plantations the two enclosed papers [missing] about re-establishing a Mint in New England.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Corbin. In reply to yours of the 13th you are to certify whether the birch wood and oaks in Sherwood Forest be now in the same condition they were in when you received those papers from the late Treasury Lords.Ibid.
Sept. 24.Same to the Auditor of the Receipt out of the branches [or funds] following, viz.Disposition Book V, p. 31.
l.s.d.
of the moneys of goods seized801
arrears of the second Poll Act30200
of compositions [in the Exchequer]918
of Recusants' [forfeitures]8908
of the revenue of the Duchy of Cornwall262112
of Post Office money38613
£857100
to issue as follows, viz.: 250l. to Lady Fisher; 75l. to Charles Gifford; 50l. to the executors of Francis Mansell; 20l. to Robt. Swan; 50l. to Tho. Whitgrave; 50l. to the executors of Kath. Gunter; 50l. to Francis Reynolds; 25l. to John Rogers and Ann his wife; 150l. to Sir Tho. Windham; 100l. to Lady Ann Windham's daughters; 25l. to Nicho. Yates; 12l. 10s. 0d. to Nicho. Estoll.
Same to same to issue by way of advance to Bevill Skelton, esq. (on his ordinary and extraordinaries as Envoy in Holland) the 2,000l. of Excise money which Treasurer Rochester has directed to be paid into the Exchequer this week.Ibid.
Sept. 24.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners enclosing two papers [missing] relating to a parcel of old books belonging to the Spanish ambassador which were brought from Seville and are now in the Customs House. You are to deliver the books.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 422.
Same to same to send to Mr. Shaw's house in St. James's Street to seal a small box in order to its going for Ireland.Ibid.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. Treasurer Rochester is informed by Mr. Corbin, Surveyor General of Woods Trent North, that there is a daily loss in Sherwood Forest by the very much decay of oaks and birches there and therefore proposing the felling of same for cordwood that yield us bark and that "it may be done now as other decaying oaks which are unfit for naval service may be in barking time." As Mr. Preistland is dead, you are to appoint some fit person for the Lord Treasurer to consult with on this proposal.Ibid.
Sept. 27.Royal sign manual, dated Windsor, to the Captains commanding the four Troops of Horse late belonging to Tangier to forthwith prepare an accompt of the moneys due to you from each of the Troopers serving under you out of the arrears due to them for their service at Tangier, stating the name, the sums due from each Trooper "and which of them are now actually in being." This account is to be forthwith transmitted to the Lord Treasurer so that he may stop said sums out of said arrears, "our intentions and resolutions being not only to pay the troopers now in being but also the relations and administrators of such as are dead, and the officers for what money or clothes they shall make appear by their original books of accompts to have supplied to any of the said troopers." (The like sign manuals severally to Col. Charles Trelawney, Col. Percy Kirke and Col. Edward Sackville and the rest of the officers commanding the five Companies drawn out of the Guards for the service of Tangier, for their respective captains and soldiers.)King's Warrant Book XI, pp. 131, 132, 133.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester, dated Windsor Castle, to Philip Burton to pay (out of moneys imprested to you for Crown Law charges) 235l. 14s. 6d. to Richard Graham for such Crown Law charges.Money Book VI, p. 391.
Money warrant, dated same, for 250l. to Sir William Killegrew, kt., for half a year to June 24 last on his pension.Ibid.
Warrant, dated same, by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay 9l. to Nicholas Booker for three quarters to June 24 last on his salary as searcher of Hull port: with dormant clause for payment of said salary in future. (Henry Guy, dated same, to same to the like effect.)Ibid, p. 392. Disposition Book V, p. 34.
Same, dated same, by same to same to similarly pay 8l. to Christopher Barrett for one year to June 24 last as searcher of Yarmouth port: with like dormant clause. (The like letter from Guy ut supra.)Money Book VI, p. 392. Disposition Book V, p. 34.
Sept. 27.Money warrant, dated same, for 100l. to William Levett, esq., for half a year to Lady day last on his pension.Money Book VI, p. 392.
Same, dated same, for 125l. to Mris. Ann Atwood, one of the daughters of Sir John Lawson, for half a year to June 24 last on her pension.Ibid, p. 393.
Treasurer Rochester to Mr. Kenyon to deliver to George, Lord Dartmouth, Master of his Majesty's Horse, all the mares and colts which you formerly received of Mr. Bannister, with the mare and colt which were sent away by Mr. Bannister and are now in the hands of George Charles, who is hereby to deliver same to you. I will direct the payment of your charge for keeping the horses.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 423.
Same to Thomas Juyce. I formerly appointed William Middleton to enquire what moneys have been collected for the redemption of captives. He informs me that 37l. of that money has been in your hands for five years past. You are forthwith to pay it into the Exchequer or process will issue against you.Ibid, p. 424.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ Peter Contee as warehousekeeper, Plymouth port, loco Edward Seymour, lately deceased.Out Letters (Customs) X, pp. 163, 164.
John Mason as a waterman, London, loco William Broadhurst, lately deceased.
George Harvey to act in Cowes port for the Customer and Comptroller of Southampton, and to have both their fees in said port: as recommended by Sir John Buckworth in his late visitation of Cowes port.
Report to the King by same on the petition of Richard Tye, of Norwich, commander of the Francis ketch ut supra. p. 832. The Customs Commissioners have reported thereon Aug. 18 last that petitioner's allegations are true and that his case is very hard; yet they see not how he can be relieved as your Majesty has no interest or concern in the forfeiture.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 351.
Warrant by same to Roger Kenyon, esq., to deliver to Fitton Gerrard seven stone horses on his paying you (for his Majesty's use) what you paid to Mr. Christopher Banister for keeping them and your own charges for such keeping: it appearing from a petition to the King from the late Lord [Gerard of] Brandon and said Fitton Gerrard that said Banister had got into his hands several horses, colts and mares and refused to deliver them on pretence he had seized them for his Majesty's use; which horses etc. Treasurer Rochester formerly directed to be delivered to said Kenyon, but it has been made appear to the King by said Gerrard that the seven stone horses were given him by the Earl of Macclesfield, his father: whereupon it is the King's pleasure that he should have them.Ibid, p. 352.
Reference by same to the Hearthmoney Commissioners of the petition of Thomas Bishop, Thomas Heath et al. collectors of Hearthmoney, shewing that they were employed under the late Hearthmoney Managers [or Farmers], for collecting the arrears of Hearthmoney due before 1684, Sept. 29, and that said Managers promised them 10s. in the £ on their collection in consideration of their great difficulty and charge therein, "which allowance has been paid by the said managers to some of the collectors and by the preceding Farmers to your petitioners. Your petitioners own the collecting of the several sums charged on them upon the said arrears and now the said managers refuse to give the allowance promised and have assigned the whole money to be paid unto the Treasurer of the Hearthmoney." Therefore petitioners pray that they may not be forced to pay more than the moiety according to the above agreement.Reference Book III, p. 370.
Sept. 27.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Benj. Skinner, King's waiter, London port, praying for Renatus Palmer to be approved as his deputy.Reference Book III, p. 370.
Same by same to John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands, of the petition of William Morgan, gent.: petitioner shewing that the following parcels of Crown revenues in Wales are or ought to have been held by the several tenants under leases from the late King now expiring, some whereof have been recovered to the Crown by those lessees [sic ? for by petitioners] and others are still concealed from the Crown, viz. all the manor of Rosemarket late in the tenure of Richard Walter and now of Walter Middleton et al., of the value of 4l. 13s. 7d. per an.; the watermill called Rosemarket mill, in the tenure of said Middleton, of the value of 40s. per an.; all which parcels have been recovered to the late King and the rents accordingly answered to the Crown and the said mill rebuilt by John Lewis, gent., who held same by Exchequer lease dated 1666, July 25, for 31 years; several parcels of land in the several parishes of Fishguard, Newport and Neevorne [Nevern] in the said county [of Pembroke] now or late in the tenure of Thomas Jones, gent., of the value of 4s. per an.: the messuage and lands and parcel of concealed lands in or near the town fields of R[h]ydygolie, in the parish of Brawdy, co. Pembroke, and called Fyr Prioll alias Prior, formerly parcel of the posessions of the College of St. Davids, co. Pembroke, and late in the tenure of Thomas Price, esq., of the value of 6s. 8d. per an.; a piece of meadow ground containing an acre in the parish of Fishguard, commonly called Gwer Gleddy Brenin, parcel of St. Dogmell's Abbey, of the value of 2s. per an.; a decayed stone weir called Gored Gunda, in the parish of Llanwnda, of the yearly value of 1s. all which last mentioned parcels were granted to said John Lewis by said lease to be recovered within five years, but were not so recovered and are still concealed from the Crown; all the tenement called Tythen Mak Gwyn, containing 14 acres; land in Trevilioe [Trefeilir], containing 10½ acres; a parcel called Drill rung gorredy Bohlog aryskybor wen, containing three acres; a parcel on the north abutting on Ellenverch Williams house, containing 1½ acres; a parcel of land within a tenement of one Llidgoz, containing 9½ acres; a parcel abutting on the lands of Meredd ap Ken ap Philipp on the one side and the highway on the other, containing 1 acre; the sixth part of Gonetts mill: all lying in Trevilos and Trefdraeth Destinied, in co. Anglesea, and granted to Richard Jones, gent., 1672, June 17, for 31 years:Ibid, pp. 371–3.
that petitioner as trustee for the said lessees or their assigns is content to be at the charge of recovering said unrecovered parcels to the Crown within five years and to repair said decayed weir and to answer the usual rents of the other premises to the King; therefore prays a lease of the premises at the usual rents in trust for the tenants in possession, but prays that all the parcels may be comprised in one lease as they are of small value and not worth the cost of separate leases.
Sept. 27.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of David Geare for a tidewaiter's place in the Custom House [London port].Reference Book III, p. 373.
Same by same to same of the petition of John Scott, merchant and owner of the ship Abercorne, shewing that said ship sailed from Londonderry to Port Royal in Carolina, arrived in May, 1685, and there laded timber for Barbados, but petitioners and all the passengers falling sick and 29 dying thereof, they put to sea for safety and the men falling weaker they bore up to Virginia to save their lives, and in Aug., 1685, arrived at Protoxon [Patuxent] River, in Maryland, where the master died and Mr. Scott used all his endeavours to get the seamen to sail, he fearing seizure by reason of some Irish manufactory aboard, but he could not induce them and so they were necessitated to stay; and were advised by some to unlade their goods privately without intention of sale, which was a design, for as soon as they took said advice Col. Dornell and Major Shewell seized the ship and goods, made themselves judges and without calling in a jury condemned the ship and goods, nor would they sell same to petitioner at their own appraisal: therefore prays satisfaction for such loss and cruel usage.Ibid, pp. 380–1.
Sept. 28.Money warrant, dated Whitehall, for 90l. to Gervase Price for 1½ years to June 24 last on his salary as first underkeeper of St. James's Park "for himself and such others as he shall employ under him in that service." (Money order dated Sept. 30 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 391. Order Book I, p. 144.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue the 2,000l. of Excise money (directed Sept. 21 inst. supra, p. 904, to be issued to me for secret service) to Charles Duncombe and James Hoare, late Mint Commissioners.Disposition Book V, p. 31.
Same to Mr. Hewer [Treasurer for the late garrison of Tangier] to pay as follows to the several soldiers discharged, [as due] for their pay at Tangier in accordance with your report on their petition, viz. 27l. 0s. 8d. to John Westcott as serjeant; 13l. 6s. 10d. to John Purdee, gentleman at arms; 6l. 9s. 11a. each to the following as private sentinels, viz., Robert Bennings, Thomas Walters, George Smith, George Crosse, John Peirce, Tho. Smith, James Mitchell, Robert Mason, Robert Gosse, Isaac Cooper.Ibid, p. 32.
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. 32–3, 34.
l.s.d.
Out of the Customs.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces2,00000
to the Earl of Castlemaine for extraordinaries1,17684
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces7,00000
to Sir Stephen Fox on his privy seal for secret service2,00000
to Mr. [Charles] Fox [late Paymaster of the Forces] for arrears due to the Forces [before Jan. 1 last] being intended to be applied towards repayment of what has been advanced to him3,00000
to Mr. Packer for Mr. Verrio on account of painting the new lodgings in Whitehall30000
to Mr. Graham for the Privy Purse1,00000
Out of Hearthmoney.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces3,00000
to be paid into the Exchequer and reserved for Treasurer Rochester's disposal3,00000
to me [Guy] for secret service50000
(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 for the disposition of the cash of those branches of the revenue; said paper including only the above five Excise and three Hearthmoney items.) (Same dated Sept. 29 to Mr. Packer, Paymaster of the Works, to issue said 300l. to Verrio for painters work in the new buildings at Whitehall.)
Sept. 28.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to Mr. Scott, his Majesty's stationer, Customs free, four bales of books arrived from Rouen in the ship of one Marshall, being "for the King, thus marked, pour la Reyne d'Angleterre."Out Letters (General) IX, p. 422.
Same to Mr. Sugar for a certificate what money you have received of the [sede vacante] revenues of the archbishopric of York and of the dates on which the rents are payable by the tenants.Ibid, p. 423.
Treasurer Rochester to the Earl of Bath. Mr. Courtney has this morning acquainted me with the further errors in the privy seals for the Convocation of tinners, to wit, that it should not be directed to choose 24 out of every Stannary Court, but that number out of the whole Stannaries of Cornwall. He does not think it necessary that the summons should be recalled on this occasion, but that the Convocations meet according to the same and that there be a supplemental privy seal to justify your warrant and summons and their election and proceeding according to their charter and ancient usages. Please therefore proceed on the summons you have issued, and such a supplemental privy seal as above shall be passed.Ibid.
Sept. 28.Henry Guy to Mr. Dandy, husband of the Bermuda trade, to attend Treasurer Rochester next Thursday concerning the duty on tobacco brought from the Summer Isles by Capt. Jno. Bee, captain of his Majesty's magazine ship called the Constant Love. Bring with you such Bermudas merchants as you think fit.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 424.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver, on payment of custom, 210 ounces of musk seized at Dover and belonging to Monsieur Pasquereau.Ibid.
Same to same to permit the shipment to Barbados, Customs free, of 20 culverin and 20 demi-culverin guns, which the King has ordered to be sent thither for his service.Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Buller of tenements as follow (1) two tenements in Bucklawren, co. Cornwall, and all the yearly title sheaves of corn in Bucklawren, now or late in the tenure of Walter Welshman with four acres of wood thereto appertaining, parcel of the manor of Bucklawren and late parcel of the Priory of Launceston and now annexed to the Duchy of Cornwall: all as demised to John Buller, esq., 1676, Sept. 22 (in reversion of John Welshman, whose lease, dated 1625–6, Mar. 11, is now determined by the death of his son William Welshman) for 99 years terminable on the lives of Francis and John, sons of said John Buller, and at the rent of 4l. 7s. 4d. per an. The present lease hereof is to be for 99 years terminable on two fresh lives after the son, John Buller, the surviving life in the lease in being, granted 1676, Sept. 22; at the abovesaid rent and fine of 120l. (2) Two tenements in Nether Treveria in the said manor of Bucklawren: all as demised to John Knight 1625–6, Mar. 11, for 99 years terminable on the lives of John, William and Elizabeth, children of said Knight, and afterwards demised to said John Buller 1676, Sept. 22, for 99 years in reversion of said John Knight and terminable on the lives of Anne and Katherine daughters of said John Buller, at the rent of 48s. 5½d. The present lease is to be for 99 years, determinable upon one fresh life in reversion of William Knight, the surviving life in the old lease granted 1625–6, Mar. 11, and of Anne Buller, the surviving life in the later lease of 1676, Sept. 22; and at the said rent of 48s. 5½d., and fine of 25l.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 346–9, 371.
Prefixing and appending: (1) particulars and memoranda of the premises made out by Richard Meredith, Deputy Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall. (2) Ratals thereof by John Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands. (3) Entry [of Treasurer Rochester's undated signature of] the docquet of this demise; the lives in the first lot of tenements being here set out as William and Anne, son and daughter of John Buller of Morval; and in the second lot of tenements being the said William Buller.
Same by same to same for a lease to Edward Kneebone of a tenement in Upton in the parish of Linkinhorne, co. Cornwall, and parcel of the manor of Carnedon Prior, lately in the tenure of Richard Bovey, formerly parcel of the priory of Launceston and now annexed to the Duchy of Cornwall: all as demised to John Kneebone of Upton, husbandman, 1625–6, Mar. 11, for 99 years, terminable on the lives of him, Jane his wife and Edward their son, at the rent of 20s. 4d. per an. The present lease is to be to the said Edward (the surviving life in the existing lease for 99 years terminable on two fresh lives at the above rent and fine of 60l.).Ibid, pp. 349–51, 413.
Prefixing: (1) particular and memorandum, (2) ratal and (3) undated signature of docquet ut supra. The docquet states the new lives as Edward Kneebone of —, in co. Devon, and Edward his son, but the fine is (probably by a clerical slip) stated as 10l. instead of 60l.
Sept. 28.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Clerk of the Pipe for a lease to John Budg of a tenement in Mewsham, co. Cornwall, now in the tenure of John Anger, and parcel of the manor of Carnedon Prior, formerly part of the Priory of Launceston and now annexed to the Duchy of Cornwall: all as demised 1625–6, Mar. 11, to John Robert of Mewsham in the parish of Linkinhorne for 99 years terminable on the lives of Priscilla and Jane his daughters and John Oliver, son of Sampson Oliver of Linkinhorne at the ancient rent of 10s. per an. The present lease is to be for two fresh lives after John Oliver, the surviving life in being; at the ancient rent of 10s. and 3l. for heriots and fine of 40l.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 353–4, 377.
Prefixing: (a) particular and memorandum of the premises. (b) Ratal. (c) Undated docquet all ut supra. This docquet gives the new lives as Edward Budge and Thomas Budge.
Same by same to same for a lease to Andrew Came of the following premises, viz. (1) a tenement in Austell, parcel of the manor of Austell, co. Cornwall, late parcel of the Priory of Tywardreath and now annexed to the Duchy of Cornwall: the premises having been demised 1625, Nov. 23, to John Came for 99 years terminable on the lives of John [sic ? Joanna] Angela Hore, child of Stephen Hore, of Roche, and Elizabeth daughter of John, son of said Stephen Hore, at 10s. per an. rent; and afterwards demised 1664, April 26, to Henry Seymour, in reversion of John Came for 99 years terminable on the lives of Henry Trelawney and Jonathan Trelawney at the abovesaid rent and 13s. 4d. per an. de incremento. The present lease is to be to Andrew Came, grandson of said John Came, for a fresh life after Elizabeth Vivian, formerly Hore, and said Henry Trelawney at the ancient rent of 10s. and fine of 40s. for buying off said increased rent of 13s. 4d. after the death of said Eliz. Vivian and 40s. for the new life. (2) A tenement in Austell aforesaid, formerly in the tenure of Lucy Vivyan, and now in the tenure of John Billiow and a tenement in the tenure of said Lucy and formerly of said Billiow; and a tenement in Austell aforesaid, late in the tenure of Richard Leston: as demised to Joseph May in 4 Car. I for three lives all now extinct and afterwards in 1664, April 26, to said Henry Seymour in reversion of said May for 99 years, terminable on the lives of Jonathan Trelawney, now Bishop of Bristol, and Charles Trelawney his son, at the ancient rent of 10s. and 20s. de incremento: the present lease is to be for 99 years terminable on a fresh life in reversion of said Jonathan and Charles Trelawney at the ancient rent of 10s. and fine of 8l. for buying of said increased rent and 40s. for the fresh life.Ibid, pp. 357–60, 413.
Prefixing: (a) separate particulars of the two sets of premises; with memorandum. (b) Ratal. (c) Undated docquet all ut supra. This docquet states the new life as Andrew Came in both cases.
Sept. 28.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Auditor Aldworth of the account of interest due to Charles Toll for the quarter ending Oct. 1 prox. for several sums of money by him advanced to the late King.Reference Book III, pp. 375–6.
Prefixing: said account.
l.s.d.
interest at 6 per cent. July 1 last to Oct. 1 prox. on 33,000l. principal due on the foot of his last account made up to July 1 last49911
repayments of principal and discount of interest on such repayments.
on 1,000l. repaid at the Excise Office July 21 last11168
on 1,000l. repaid ibid. Aug. 4 last9108
on 2,000l. repaid ibid. Aug. 19 last1428
on 2,000l. repaid ibid. Aug. 25 last1233
on 2,000l. repaid ibid. Sept. 1 inst.9173
£57106
leaving 25,000l. principal and 441l. 10s. 7d. interest due on the foot of the present account.
Sept. 29.Henry Guy to the Customs Cashier to pay into the Exchequer 1,300l. over and above what was directed yesterday supra, p. 911, out of the Customs cash. Same is to be issued to the Treasurer of the Navy in further part of the Navy's 400,000l. for the year's service beginning Lady day last. (Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue same to the Treasurer of the Navy to be applied towards repayment of what has been advanced for the Navy out of the imposition on tobacco and sugars.)Disposition Book V, p. 33.
Sept. 30.Royal warrant dated "at our Palace of Westminster" for 7,290l. 7s. 8d. to Robert Werden esq., Treasurer to the Queen Consort, without account: to satisfy several bills due to tradesmen or others for the ordinary and extraordinary service of said Queen. (Money warrant dated Oct. 26 hereon. Money order dated Oct. 27 hereon.)King's Warrant Book XI, p. 133. Money Book VI, p. 411. Order Book I, p. 151.
Same for the payment to Sir Ignatius White, Bart. of England and Marquis of Albyville in the Roman Empire of 500l. for equipage and 5l. a day for ordinary as Envoy Extraordinary to the States General of the United Provinces: his ordinary to be payable quarterly and the first quarter to be advanced: together with the usual clause for allowance of his extraordinaries.King's Warrant Book XI, pp. 134–5.
Money warrant, dated Whitehall, for 6,000l. to Sir Stephen Fox, for secret service, without account. (Money order dated Oct. 1 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 393. Order Book I, p. 393.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay out of the money of the Letter Office John Dryden's warrant for 225l.Disposition Book V, p. 34.
Sept. 30.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Guy] for secret service 200l. out of the money of the Post Office now in the Exchequer.Disposition Book V, p. 34.
Same to Visct. Preston [Master of the Great Wardrobe] to provide instantly four white damask window curtains for the room in the Treasury Chambers where Treasurer Rochester sits.Out Letters (General) IX, p. 424.
Same to the Solicitor General. Hasten your report on the papers concerning the improvement of the revenues arising by First Fruits and Tenths sent to you July 16 last.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners. Mr. Lytcott [Comptroller of the accounts of the Customs] has presented to Treasurer Rochester an account of debts to the amount of 10,122l. 7s. 1d. owing Sept. 20 inst. on account of Customs. What course have you taken for getting in same ? In particular you are to report a state of the great arrear of 3,525l. 13s. 1d. long due from George Pley, senr., late Collector at Weymouth.Ibid.
Same to same to visit Mr. Scarburgh's goods at his lodgings in Scotland Yard and to seal same in order to their being transported to Lisbon, whither he is going as Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Portugal.Ibid, p. 425
Same to Mr. Reeves. Send your answer to the enclosed petition [missing] of Mr. Clerke's.Ibid.
Same to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Treasurer Rochester will sit at the new Treasury Chambers in Whitehall on Monday morning next "that if you please you may be here at that time."Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests to attend Treasurer Rochester with a state of all the accounts depending in your Office and of the progress made therein since your last account.Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney. Mr. Dering has presented to Treasurer Rochester an account of Hearthmoney for the half year ended 1685, Sept. 29. From this it appears that the arrears standing out in officers' hands amount to 4,244l. 12s. 1d. My Lord thinks this a great sum for one half year. Why is this and what course are you taking to get it in ?Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fisher, enclosing an account [missing] of the timber in Sherwood Forest. The bearers are the two persons who were in that Forest when Mr. Prestland was there and will help you in your report on the papers which Treasurer Rochester gave you this morning.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to John Mitford, bearer hereof, on payment of Customs, two pieces of ratteene, and some razors and lancets brought over for the Marquess of Winchester's own use and now in the Customs warehouse, London.Ibid.
Same to Sir Christopher Wren to have set up with all speed the iron rails which are intended to be set up before the Earl of Sunderland's office and the Treasury Chambers.Ibid, p. 426.
Sept. 30.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Robinson for the place of landwaiter in Penzance port, void by removal.Reference Book III, p. 373.