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'Entry Book: November 1686, 1-10', Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 8: 1685-1689 (1923), pp. 973-996. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=82561 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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November 1686, 1-10

Nov. 1.Same to Sir Christopher Wren. Treasurer Rochester directed Mr. Ryder to repair the Falcon alehouse adjoining the [Navy] Pay Office in Broad Street and make it fit for the use of Visct. Falkland, [Treasurer of the Navy]. Mr. Ryder has told my Lord that he doubts it must be rebuilt. You are to survey same to see if it can be repaired; and if it must be rebuilt you are to estimate the charge thereof.Ibid.
Nov. 2.Royal warrant to the Attorney General to acknowledge satisfaction upon record of the judgment upon Richard Baxter, clerk, and to cause him to be discharged from his imprisonment, which was for the fine as below, but taking care that he be not discharged from the security for his good behaviour or from the said judgment so far as it concerns the finding of such security: the said Baxter having been some time since convicted upon an information exhibited against him by the Attorney General in the King's Bench for writing and publishing a seditious book intituled' A Paraphrase on the New Testament with notes doctrinal and practical,' in which book were contained divers false, malicious, scandalous and seditious sentences, as set forth in the said information, for which he was fined 500 marks and adjudged to find security for good behaviour for seven years and was committed to the Marshal [of the Marshalsea of the King's Bench] in execution for the said fine: but the King being moved with compassion towards the said Baxter in respect of his great age and infirmities of his body and being pleased, upon his humble petition presented, to pardon the said fine.King's Warrant Book XI, p. 166.
Money warrant for 124l. 3s. 0d. to Anthony Segar, gent.; 114l. 3s. 0d. thereof for disbursements for the Treasury Office for the quarter ended Sept. 29 last, and 10l. for same quarter's attendance at the said Office. (Money order dated Nov. 3 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 418. Order Book I, p. 155.
Same for 1,266l. 10s. 11d. to Sir Benj. Bathurst for 6 per cent. interest [on loans for the King's service] as by two accounts thereof, one made up to Lady day last, and allowed Aug. 30 last, the other made up to Michaelmas last and allowed Oct. 20 last. (Money order dated Nov. 6 hereon. Memorandum. there is included in this order the interest of two loans, made in the Exchequer, for [the interest of] which there are orders already drawn and signed, viz., 182l. 9s. 3d. for the interest of 2,000l. lent by Lord Churchill 1684–5, Jan. 3 [being for the period] 1684–5, Mar. 23, to 1686, Sept. 29, for the repayment of which loan there is an order of loan of that date [viz. of the date of the loan 1684–5, Jan. 3]; and 272l. 14s. 2d. for the interest of 3,000l. lent by Samuell Herne, gent., 1683, May 26 [being for the period] 1685, Mar. 25, to 1686, Sept. 29, for the repayment whereof with interest there is also an order dated 1683, May 26.)Money Book VI, p. 419. Order Book I, p. 155.
Same for 40l. to John Pottinger, esq., for one year to Sept. 29 last on his fee as Comptroller of the Pipe.Money Book VI, p. 419.
Same for 50l. to George, Lord Dartmouth, for three quarters to Sept. 29 last on his fee of 100 marks per an. as Master of the Horse to the King.Ibid.
Nov. 2.Money warrant for 175l. 18s. 4d. to George, Lord Dartmouth, for one year to Sept. 29 last on his several fees as Master General of the Ordnance.Money Book VI, p. 420.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier to pay John Needler 45l. for 1½ years to Sept. 29 last on his fee of 30l per an. as Comptroller of the Great and Petty Customs, London port; with dormant clause for payment of said salary in future. (Henry Guy, dated same, to the Customs Cashier to the like effect.)Ibid, p. 425. Disposition Book V, p. 50.
Same by same to same to pay Rowland Thrupp 85l. 10s. 0d. for same time on his fee of 57l. per an. as Customer Inwards, Bristol port: with dormant clause ut supra. (The like letter ut supra.)Money Book VI, p. 429. Disposition Book V, p. 61.
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 "with the other funds [or branches of] money hereafter mentioned," viz.Disposition Book V, pp. 47–8.
Out of the Customs.
to the Treasurer of the Navy for sea officers and bills in course400
to ditto for the service of the Navy on account of the 400,000l. for the year's service beginning at Lady day last: to be applied towards repayment of what has been advanced for that service out of the imposition on tobacco and sugar.4,000
to Mr. Skelton for equipage and ordinary as Envoy in France955
to Visct. Lansdown for one quarter's ordinary455
to the Earl of Middleton for secret service1,000
to Mr. Hern in repayment of loan2,000
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces6,000
to the Duke of Southampton375
to me [Guy] for secret service375
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to the Gentlemen and Grooms of the Bedchamber2,100
to me [Guy] for secret service by way of advance1,000
to ditto more [for same] by advance in part of 780l. 14s. 3d.500
Out of the Post Office Money.
[to me Guy] more [for secret service]750
Out of the loans on the imposition [on French linens, etc.]
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces6,000
(Same dated same to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; said paper including only the above six 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 three 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 the Queen Dowager; 2,000l. to Mr. Horneby in [part] repayment of loan.)
Nov. 2.Henry Guy to Mr. Slingesby. Treasurer Rochester agrees to your request for copies of such papers and accounts between the Moneyers of the Mint and yourself as have been presented to his Lordship: on condition that similarly the Moneyers have copies of the papers [similarly] presented by you.Out Letters (General) X, p. 9.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to order the delivery without payment of Excise, of 42 tons of brandy brought into Portsmouth in four Dutch prizes taken by the Algerines. But care is to be taken that said brandy be exported and not spent here.Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing the petitions [missing] of John Du Verge and Peter Guilimot, combmakers, fled from the persecution in France; praying restoration of 160 doz. of box[wood] combs which were seized at the Custom House. You are to deliver same on payment of Custom.Ibid, p. 11.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ Joshuah Savage (landwaiter at Bristol) as ditto in London port loco Anthony Welden, lately dismissed.Out Letters (Customs) X, pp. 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176.
William Fatheree as a tidesman in fee, London port loco Jno. Gretton, lately dismissed.
John Smeaton as a same ibid. loco William Kingsley, preferred to be a landwaiter, Bristol port.
Benj. Fowler as a waterman, London port loco David Burwood, lately dismissed.
Richard Doughty as a tidesman, Yarmouth port loco Thomas Williams, lately dismissed.
John Bovan (waiter and searcher at Oxwich and Pennard in Swansea port) as waiter and searcher at Neath and Briton Ferry in Swansea port with 25l. per an. salary loco Samuell Gastrell, lately deceased.
Nicholas Wycks as waiter and searcher at Oxwich and Pennard loco the abovesaid Bovan.
James Trestean and John Kemp as boatmen and tidesmen, Falmouth port, one of them to officiate at Vlishing [Flushing] on occasion as the collector [of Falmouth port] shall direct: with the salaries of 25l. per an. each without incidents: same to be instead of the present arrangement of a waiter and searcher at Vlishing (now vacant) at 20l. per an. and of a tidesman at Falmouth at 10l. per an. and 2s. a day when employed.
William Crudge to act for the King's searcher in Poole port and to be allowed by him 20l. per an. and 10l per an. salary from the King.
John Harridge as a landwaiter at Bristol loco Joshua Savage, removed to be landwaiter, London.
Benj. Whitfield and Richard Cuttance, officers at St. Mawes in Falmouth port, to have 25l. per an. salary each without incidents, so as to make their salary equal to those of the boatmen and tidesmen of Falmouth port, as they do perform equal duty with them.
John Mockford (waiter and searcher at [East] Bourne and Pevensey in Rye port, at 20l. per an.) to be continued waiter and searcher there and to keep a horse and have the Comptroller's and searcher's fees and 26l. per an. salary from the King. And Edward Bromefield lately presented to the said office is to be waiter and searcher at Hastings to act for the Comptroller's and searcher's fees of Hastings and 18l. per an. salary from the King.
Nov. 2.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Auditor of Crown revenues in co. Gloucester to allow in the account of Nicholas Veale as Receiver General for said county of the Royal Aid and Additional Aid the sums of 2,000l., 1,300l., 100l. and 279l. 4s. 3½d. as by the privy seal of June 9 last supra, p. 756.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, p. 369.
Reference by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Sir Bernard Gascon ut supra, p. 951, with the Attorney General's report [missing] dated Oct. 27 thereon, and a copy of an order of Council for freedom of some ships.Reference Book III, p. 398.
Same by same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of William Conyers; shewing that one Henry Lewis of London, goldsmith, became bound to him in 1,300l. for payment of 650l., "of which sum there is 200l. principal money behind [and unpaid to this day], which with interest and charges amounts to 340l.; that petitioner sued Lewis to an outlawry, and on a writ of extent from the Common Pleas there was found by inquisition for his Majesty 335l. 4s. 2d. in the hands of James Woods et al.: therefore petitioner prays that he may have a privy seal to enable him to receive said 335l. 4s. 2d.Ibid, p. 403.
Nov. 3.Money warrant for 125l. to Alexander Fitton, esq., for last Sept. 29 quarter on his annuity as by the privy seal of Aug. 11 last. (Money order dated Nov. 9 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 424. Order Book I, p. 157.
Money order for repayment of — to Tho. Browne, esq., being so much lent by him [this day into the Exchequer] on the credit of the duty on French linens etc. (Entry left incomplete and struck through.)Order Book I, p. 154.
Henry Guy to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed report [missing] made by the Customs Commissioners on two papers [missing] annexed thereto concerning a decree in New England touching the importation of Canary wines.Out Letters (General) X, p. 9.
Same to Mr. Graham. Has the Lord Chancellor's decree, requiring Col. Vernon to re-convey the Honor of Tutbury and Forest of Need wood to the King's appointees, been served on said Vernon, in order to his executing same?Ibid.
Nov. 4.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal to discharge Sir Timothy Tyrrell of 500l. as follows. The late King directed 3,000l. to be paid to said Tyrrell out of certain quit rents in Ireland after satisfaction of several sums to the Duke of Ormonde et al. thereout; and the said 3,000l. was to that end inserted for said Tyrrell in the last establishment of Ireland made by Charles II. By the privy seal of 1676–7, Jan. 31, it was ordered that said Tyrrell should receive 100l. per an. until payment of said 3,000l. but that defalcation or reteyner should be made out of the said 3,000l. of so much as might reimburse to the Exchequer in England all moneys paid on said 100l. per an. It is certified that 500l. has been so paid thereon and nevertheless the King's officers in Ireland have satisfied to said Tyrrell said 3,000l. entirely without making such defalcation. In consideration of good and faithful services, and in regard that no interest has been allowed for the forbearance of said 3,000l. the said 500l. is hereby bestowed upon, granted and released to said Tyrrell without account to be thereof rendered.King's Warrant Book XI, pp. 169–70.
Nov. 4.Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for the fee or salary of 50l. per an. to Edward Bertie for the office of collector of Customs and subsidies of wool, pelts, hides, lead and tin in London port: the said office having been granted to him 1676, Dec. 9, for life with said salary; but he having by deed enrolled in Chancery, surrendered said salary and all arrears thereof. The same is hereby to be payable to him quarterly as from Michaelmas: and thereon 87l. 10s. 0d. is to be forthwith paid him for 1¾ years thereon from 1684, Christmas, to said Michaelmas last. (Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Cashier, dated Nov. 11 hereon, to pay said 87l. 10s. 0d. with the like dormant clause.) (Henry Guy, dated same to same, to the like effect.)King's Warrant Book XI, pp. 170–1. Money Book VI, p. 431. Disposition Book V, p. 54.
Same to Treasurer Rochester to order the Customs Commissioners not to make seizure of the ship John and Mary of London, or her lading, or in any way to prosecute the owners or freighters thereof for having traded to the island of Madagascar or the opposite mainland during her voyage as follows; Richard Lavington et al., owners and freighters of said ship, having laded and sent same to Madagascar ut supra, pp. 900–1: the Customs Commissioners and the East India Company having reported Sept. 16 last that said ship sailed from Gravesend in Dec., 1684, contrary to the Proclamation of 1681, Nov. 16; but as the ship traded only at the island of Madagascar and the opposite mainland where nothing was to be bought but black slaves and elephants' teeth, which trade the East India Company formerly neglected, and as the freighters have promised never to offend in the like kind again, this single case may be indulged without detriment to the East India Company's trade in India: wherefore the King is graciously disposed to pardon said offence.King's Warrant Book XI, pp. 172–3.
Same to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant and confirmation to Philip Waldegrave and his heirs etc., for ever, of the manor of Langenhoe, co. Essex (alleged to have been enjoyed by him and his ancestors for many hundred years) and of the oyster fishing there: his petition concerning same having been referred to the Lord Treasurer Jan. 24 last, whereupon the Attorney General reported June 3 last that said Waldegrave is seized of said manor by a settlement in his family and that in the limits thereof there is a creek leading into the river Colne very proper to be made an oyster fishing, and that the Crown never made any profit [thereof] and that it will be no detriment to the Crown to confirm as above with a grant of the Crown's right to the fishery: and the Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands having further reported July 8 last that said manor has been so long in petitioner's family that the original settlement thereof is not now to be found, but that it very probably was granted at first with all royalties and appurtenances. The grant as above herein is therefore to contain the free and several oyster fishings within the several creeks in said manor or abutting upon the same, with liberty to erect or make any oyster fishing or oyster fishings, and to lay oysters from time to time within the said creeks or upon the ground usually covered with the flowings of the water there: with the reserve rent of 6s. 8d. per an. to the Crown for said oyster fishing.Ibid, pp. 173–4.
Nov. 4.Royal sign manual for 780l. 14s. 3d. to Henry Guy, for secret service, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. dormant privy seal of Aug. 11 last. (Money warrant dated Nov. 8 hereon. Money order dated Nov. 9 hereon.)King's Warrant Book XI, p. 174. Money Book VI, p. 425. Order Book I, p. 156.
Royal warrant to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for 4,400l. to Deane Goodwyn, of the Middle Temple, esq., for the purchase money of one moiety of the manors of Reigate and Howleigh [Leigh], co. Surrey, with the rights, members and appurtenances thereof, by him agreed to be conveyed to the King: 2,200l. thereof to be paid on passing the present privy seal and 2,200l. at the end of the next ensuing half year, with 6 per cent. interest on the said last moiety from the date hereof. (Money warrant for 2,200l. dated Nov. 11 hereon. Money order for same dated Nov. 11 hereon.)King's Warrant Book XI, p. 175. Money Book VI, p. 430. Order Book I, p. 157.
Same to the Attorney General to acknowledge satisfaction upon record of the fine of 1,000l. imposed in Easter term, 1683, in the King's Bench upon Henry Manfeild for grave misdemeanour; for which fine he has lain in the Marshalsea for these four years and is unable to pay same: the King being graciously pleased to remit same upon his petition.King's Warrant Book XI, p. 176.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Auditor of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells et al. to direct the respective Tellers of the Receipt to receive all such loans as any person will make to the King at the Receipt on credit of the New Imposition on linens etc., and the New Imposition on tobacco and sugars in accordance with the letters patent of Oct. 15 last supra, pp. 929–31: and to strike tallies of loan and thereupon of orders for repayment of same with 6 per cent. interest payable quarterly; and to make and keep Registers of said orders of repayment as directed in the said letters patent.Money Book VI, p. 421.
Same by same to the Customs Cashier to pay 31l. 6s. 8d. to John Langwith for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his fee of 3s. 4d. a day as messenger [of the Chamber] attending the affairs of the Customs.Ibid, p. 422.
Allowance by same of the like sum to said Langwith for same half year's attendance on the Lord Treasurer.
Money warrant for 375l. to Charles, Duke of Southampton, in further part of 1683, Christmas quarter, on his 3,000l. annuity on the Excise.Ibid.
Same for 250l. to Henry, Duke of Grafton, for last Sept. 29 quarter on his pension of 1,000l. per an. out of First Fruits and Tenths. (Money order dated Nov. 6 hereon.)Ibid. p. 422. Order Book I, p. 156.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Receipt to issue 500l. to Philip Packer, Paymaster of the Works, being for the repair of Audley End for one year ended April 1 last: and 400l. for his Majesty's paving in extraordinary for one year: to be issued on the 10,000l. warrant of Nov. 2 inst. for the Works supra, p. 970: and to be satisfied out of the rent of the wood farm.Money Book VI, p. 423.
Nov. 4.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to me [Guy] for secret service 150l. in full of my order for 850l.: to be issued out of the money of the Post Office now in the Exchequer.Disposition Book V, p. 48.
Same to the late Commissioners of the Navy. The Lord Treasurer expected that the accounts of Major Brett and partners, late Victuallers of the Navy, should have been perfected before this. You are to forthwith finish them in order to their being carried to the Auditor.Out Letters (General) X, p. 10.
Treasurer Rochester to the Bishop of Hereford. I am informed that no account for the present can be found of the moneys collected in your diocese for the redemption of captives in the year 1680. Please order the person that received and paid the said money to send an exact account thereof to Mr. Middleton, the person I have entrusted in this affair, and in whose custody the books and papers are which were sent up to the Chamber of [the city of] London. And if any money appears behind and unpaid [on said account] you are to take speedy care therein, since the same must be answered and paid into the Receipt for said purpose.Ibid.
Same to the minister and churchwardens of Great Marlow in Bucks. The money collected in your parish for the redemption of captives as above is yet behind and unpaid. You are to make strict inquiry who has detained the money for so many years. If it shall appear to have been paid by the late deceased minister to any person who has concealed same, you are to give notice to Mr. Middleton as above.Ibid.
Henry Guy to the Auditors of Imprests to attend Treasurer Rochester next Tuesday with all the accounts you have ready [for declaration].Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney. The Customs Commissioners have reported on the proposal of Mr. Amy, Receiver of Hearthmoney in Kent and Sussex, for the granting commissions to the Hearthmoney officers for seizing uncustomed and prohibited goods. They have nothing to object to said proposal, provided proper security be given by said officers, and if they, the said Commissioners, be satisfied in said persons.Ibid.
Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Visct. Preston [Master of the Great Wardrobe] of the petition of Rebecca Blackmore [heraldic or] arms painter, and Elizabeth her daughter, praying payment of 68l. 10s. 0d. due to them for work done in the Great Wardrobe in the years 1666 and 1667.Reference Book III, p. 397.
Same by same to William Hewer of the petition of Nicho. Buonaccorsi, shewing that above 25 days since said Hewer has given notice to Ro. Cuthbert to even accounts with petitioner, but said Cuthbert refuses to appear: and petitioner has been seven months in town without any employment and at great expense: therefore prays that Cuthbert may be brought to account or that Hewer may pay the 231l. 4s. 0d. due from Cuthbert to petitioner.Ibid.
Hereon Treasurer Rochester orders further that if Cuthbert do not appear in a fortnight Hewer is to pay the money due to petitioner.
Nov. 4.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of William Brownrigg, shewing that the ship Eliz of Bordeaux, John Garbord master, of about 140 tons, was built at Lubeck in Germany in 1673, and after having made several trading voyages to divers parts was afterwards either sold or made over to French owners and arrived from Bordeaux last month in the Thames with a lading of prunes and rosin of the growth of France, whereupon she was seized by Capt. Lock, deputy surveyor of the Navigation Act, but [he] the first seizer has waived the same and relinquished his possession of the ship, having not prosecuted the same according to the intent of the Navigation Act: therefore petitioner prays a warrant for the immediate seizure of said ship by himself, the vessel having discharged her lading and preparing for sudden departure.Reference Book III, p. 390.
Nov. 5.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to advance to the Treasurer of the Navy, out of the moneys arising by the duty on tobacco and sugars, 14,000l. for two weeks' service of the Navy. (Same to Mr. Stephens [Cashier to the Navy Treasurer] to receive same for said service.)Disposition Book V, p. 49.
Nov. 6.Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to bearer, unopened and Customs free, for the Queen's use, a box of books which belongs to the Queen and which came in the yacht that brought over the Duchess of Portsmouth.Out Letters (General) X, p. 11.
Same to same to similarly deliver a ballot of books weighing 450 lb. for the King's use, which arrived from Rouen in Robt. Tindall's vessel.Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed copy [missing] of a warrant for a privy seal for delivering to such persons as the Lord Treasurer shall appoint the personal estates of clippers and coiners [on their conviction] and for impowering the Lord Treasurer to reward thereout the discoverers of such clippers and coiners: as also upon a paper [missing] offered to the Lord Treasurer by the Warden of the Mint containing reasons why such privy seals have not been of any benefit to the King.Ibid.
Nov. 8.Money warrant for 455l. to Charles, Visct. Lansdown, for a quarter Feb. 11 last to May 13 last on his ordinary of 5l. a day as Envoy Extraordinary to Spain. (Money order dated Nov. 13 hereon.)Money Book VI, p. 423. Order Book I, p. 159.
Same for 30l. to Charles Bertie for three quarters to Sept. 29 last on his fee of 40l. per an. as Treasurer and Paymaster of the Ordnance.Money Book VI, p. 424.
Same for 125l. each to Sir John Nicholas, Mr. Bridgman, Mr. Musgrave and the executors of Sir Philip Lloyd for last June 24 quarter's salaries as Clerks of the Privy Council.Ibid, p. 427.
Nov. 8.Money warrant for 20l. to Robert Bertie for half a year to Sept. 29 on the pension of 40l. per an. payable to him during the life of Mary Cock.Money Book VI, p. 430.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt. Treasurer Rochester has read your letter concerning the rates of interest to be now allowed on [loans on] the New Imposition [on tobacco and sugar]. It is his pleasure that if any persons will yet lend on credit of the Linen [Duty Act] only they are to have 7 per cent. (which is the interest hitherto allowed on that Act). But if they will [insist to] have the security of both the impositions, to wit, the Linen Act and the Tobacco Act they are only to have 6 per cent. according to my Lord's warrant of the 4th inst.Disposition Book V, p. 49.
Same to same to issue (out of money of the Post Office now in the Exchequer) 300l. to Thomas Baker, late Agent and Consul General at Tripoli: on his order of July 7 last.Ibid.
Similarly to issue 100l., out of same, to Lady Stepney.
Same to the Navy Commissioners. Mr. Madocks has not delivered in Mr. Seymour's last accounts as Treasurer of the Navy, alleging that he is [still] settling the same with you. Also the accounts of Sir Dennis Gauden and partners as [former] Victuallers of the Navy are not prosecuted, and none of the accounts of Richard Brett and partners [as late same] are yet brought in because several things of which they claim allowance are not yet adjusted. You are forthwith to settle all matters between you and the said accomptants so that their accounts may be passed with all speed: see supra, p. 972.Out Letters (General) X, p. 1b.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh [Paymaster of the Forces] enclosing (a) infra. You are to pay the 129l. 1s. 10d. to Jno. Molins, Clerk of the Fourth Troop of Grenadiers under the command of Lord Dover, and without deduction of poundage.Ibid, p. 12.
Appending: (a) note of the charge of the following items for said Troop.
the liveries of four Hautboys and two drummers16160
[sic for61160]
the standard staffs and standards55510
the two kettle drum[mer]s1200
Same to the Customs Commissioners, enclosing copy of (a) infra. The original will be sent to Tho. Kirke by the Lord President of the Privy Council.Ibid.
Appending: (a) letter, dated Whitehall, Nov. 8, from the King to Tho. Kirke, English Consul at Genoa, requiring him to seize any ship or ships at any time coming to any port of that [the Genoese] Government from Barbados or any other the King's Plantations in America: and therein, if need be, to demand the assistance of the Genoese Government, acquainting same that all ships which come in that manner do trade contrary to the King's laws and orders and have defrauded the King of the duties they ought to pay: and after seizure to dispose of such ships according to such directions as the Customs Commissioners shall send.
Nov. 8.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to send an officer with Mr. Dunbarr to see a furniture for the King's chapel made up and sealed in order to its transport to Scotland, Customs free, in one of the King's yachts.Out Letters (General) X, p. 13.
Same to the Attorney General, enclosing a copy [missing] of a letter sent by one John Spicer to Sir Jno. Ernle, late supervisor of the Forest of Dean, about buying wood in that forest, and of Mr. Agar's letter to said Spicer concerning same and Spicer's answer thereto. You are to report whether Spicer can be held to his bargain and by what means.Ibid.
Same to Visct. Preston [Master of the Great Wardrobe] to provide as follows. But as to the particulars for Sir William Trumbull they are to be in the same manner and value as formerly delivered to Sir William Soames when he went Ambassador to Turkey: also the liveries for the Yeomen of the Guard and Warders of the Tower are not to be provided till the usual time at which they were formerly delivered.Ibid, pp. 13–14.
Appending: estimate, dated Great Wardrobe, Nov. 2, for items as follow.
furniture for the Queen's new apartment at Whitehall, according to the patterns of velvet, damask, fringes etc., as her Majesty has made choice of90000
sheets for her Majesty's own use [as] served yearly in the late King's reign (served to the present Queen Dowager in July, 1684, and none served since)234150
six Dutch chairs for the Queen's service at Whitehall400
necessaries for the Duke of Albemarle's Chapel as Governor of Jamaica as formerly allowed to the Earl of Carlisle, late Governor there9500
a large curtain for the theatre at Whitehall with rings and leaden plummets2500
coats, shirts and velvet caps for the Masters of the King's and Queen's barges and for 72 watermen of the King and Queen: [last] served in Aug., 168532000
an Estate, chairs and stools of crimson velvet, and altar cloth, carpet and cushions of brocard, all trimmed with gold and silver fringes, with books and linen: for Sir William Trumbold, Ambassador to Turkey, according as was formerly delivered to Lord Chandos, ambassador there (in the margin: an estate etc. of crimson damask with all other particulars for Sir William Soames, Ambassador to Turkey, [as] served by the Commissioners of the Wardrobe, amounted to 275l.43200
liveries for 100 Yeomen of the Guard and 20 Warders of the Tower2,20000
Nov. 8.Henry Guy to Mr. Hewer to report on the enclosed petitions [missing] of John Morgan and Henry Boxley et al. respectively.Out Letters (General) X, pp. 13–14.
Same to same. On your report of Feb. 10 last upon the petition of John Abrooke, late master gunsmith of the garrison of Tangier, it is the King's pleasure that he be paid 12l. per an. as royal bounty. You are to pay same quarterly as from Michaelmas last.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Fisher to report on the enclosed letter [missing] from Mr. Howard and the certificate [missing] from the officers and keepers of Needwood Forest concerning the great destruction of vert and venison there.Ibid.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ Jno. Stabler (on the recommendation of the Customs officers at Hull) as boatmen at Bridlington loco Robert Sympson, who, having been employed as extraordinary was discharged for fraud.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 174.
Same by same to the Clerk of the Pipe, for a patent under the Exchequer seal to constitute Constantine Phipps, of the Middle Temple, to the office and offices of steward and keeper of the Courts Leet, liberties and Views of Frankpledge and other Courts of the King's manor of Cookham and Bray, co. Berks, parcel of the possessions of the Castle and Honor of Windsor: the letters patent of 1660, Oct. 3, which did constitute Sir Edmond Sawyer, kt. (since deceased) and Robert (now Sir Robert, kt.) Sawyer, his son, to the said office, having become void by the death of the late King: all during pleasure and with the fee of 4l. per an. and with a saving to the King of all amerciaments, fines, issues and profits of the said Courts: he to deliver to the bailiffs perfect schedules of said profits and duplicates thereof to the Auditor of the county yearly.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 372–3.
Same by same to the Treasurer's Remembrancer, the Clerk of the Pipe and the Comptroller of the Pipe, to supersede process against William Crawford of Donhead St. Andrew, co. Wilts [as a Recusant] and against all lessees of the two-thirds of his lands: all as by the privy seal of Mar. 11 last: the said Crawford having faithfully served Charles I in the late unhappy wars and continued loyal ever since. All moneys levied or to be levied on him and not answered to the King by the sheriffs are to be restored and the said sheriffs discharged of same.Ibid, p. 373.
Reference by same to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Alexan. Moncreif, master of the ship White Dove, lately come from Dantzic, and now in the Thames: petitioner shewing that he brought from Dantzic 50 small barrels of Polish salt or salt gem, consigned to Sam. Clarke, merchant in London, but that Clark refuses to accept same, thinking the charges will be too great or for other reasons, and that the Customs Commissioners will neither take same into the warehouse nor dismiss him [to return] with said salt back again, Customs free: therefore prays an order to them to permit one or the other of these alternatives.Reference Book III, pp. 398–9.
Nov. 8.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Ferdinand Caldecote for a place as waiter in the Isle of Man, he being acquainted with all maritime affairs there, having been water bailiff of said island for 20 years, "during which time according to the custom of the island, all goods of what value soever imported or exported came under his cognizance."Reference Book III, p. 399.
Same by same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the petition of Christopher Penny, late Constable of Shepton Mallet, for a grant of the 1,000l. fine imposed upon Hugh Green of Nether Compton, co. Dorset, for dispersing the late Duke of Monmouth's declaration: or failing that, petitioner prays something else to enable him to set up his trade again, which was ruined by the rebellion.Ibid.
Same by same to William Blathwayt [as Secretary to the Forces] of the petition of the Captains of Prince George's Regiment: shewing that in obedience to the King's command for recruiting the Company to hundreds in the late rebellion, the petitoner[s], in order to give an encouragement at the beating of the drums did declare that every soldier as soon as listed should be forthwith clothed; which was executed to the value of 3l. 0s. 6d. per an. [sic for per man]: that upon the King's order to disband the aforesaid recruits, petitioners paid the said soldiers 10s. each as has been always customary: therefore pray compensation.Ibid, p. 409.
Nov. 9.Royal sign manual for 1,375l. 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 Nov. 10 hereon. Money order dated Nov. 11 hereon.)King's Warrant Book, XI, p. 176. Money Book VI, p. 430. Order Book I, p. 156.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General to acknowledge satisfaction upon record of the fine of 100l. imposed upon Barnaby Skinner at the Summer Assizes at Bristol in 1685, for seditious words spoken by him, as certified by John Romsey, Clerk of said Assizes: the King being pleased to remit said fine out of compassion. He is hereby to be enlarged from his imprisonment for same.King's Warrant Book XI, p. 177.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a privy seal for any sum or sums not exceeding [in the whole] 20,000l. to James Grahme, Keeper of the Privy Purse, for the use of the Privy Purse. without account. (Money warrant dated Nov. 18 hereon. Money order dated Nov. 20 hereon.)Ibid. pp. 177–8. Money Book VI, p. 434. Order Book I, p. 159.
Same to same for a same for 10l. 6s. 8d. per an. during pleasure to William Fall for his fee or salary as Comptroller of Customs in the port of Plymouth and Fowey: and for the payment of 18l. 1s. 8d. thereon for 1¾ years from Christmas, 1684: the said Fall having been appointed 1675, July 14, for life with said fee, but having by deed surrendered said salary and all arrears thereon. (Treasurer Rochester's warrant, dated Nov. 18, to the Customs Cashier to pay said 18l. 1s. 8d. accordingly, with dormant clause for said fee in future.) (Henry Guy, dated Nov. 18, to same to the like effect.)King's Warrant Book XI, pp. 178–9. Money Book VI, p. 434. Disposition Book V, p. 60.
Nov. 9.Royal sign manual for 1,000l. to Sir Ignatius Vitus, alias White, bart., and Marquess of Albyville, in the Roman Empire: as royal bounty, without account: to be issued on the 20,000l. privy seal dormant of Aug. 11 last. (Money warrant dated Nov. 13 hereon. Money order dated Nov. 17 hereon.)King's Warrant Book XI, p. 180. Money Book VI, p. 432. Order Book I, p. 159.
Royal warrant to the Attorney General for a privy seat to discharge the fee of 1,095l. due from Sir John Corriton of Newton, co. Cornwall, for the baronetcy conferred by Charles II on his father, Sir John Corriton. (Treasurer Rochester's warrant dated Nov. 29 to the Receipt for said discharge accordingly.)King's Warrant Book XI, p. 180. Money Book VI, p. 439.
Same to the Clerk of the Signet for a same to instal the First Fruits of Samuel Parker, D.D., Bishop of Oxford: same to be payable by 85l. 16s. 11½d. on 17 Oct., 1687; 85l. 16s. 11½d. on 17 Oct., 1688; and 171l. 14s. 0½d. on 17 Oct., 1689, being in all 343l. 7s. 11½d., the amount of said First Fruits after deduction of Tenths: to be secured on said bishop's bonds alone: and with the usual clause for the ceasing of liability on avoidance.King's Warrant Book XI, pp. 181–2.
Same to same for a same to similarly instal the First Fruits of John Lloyd, D.D., Bishop of St. David's: same to be payable by 95l. 17s. 5½d. on 17 Oct., 1687; 95l. 17s. 5½d. on 17 Oct., 1688, and 191l. 14s. 11½d. on 17 Oct., 1689: or 383l. 9s. 10½d. in all, Tenths subducted: with the usual clauses ut supra.Ibid, pp. 182–3.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney to allow to the owners, adventurers and fishermen of Great Yarmouth 160l. for one year to Michaelmas on their allowance for the Excise of beer for the North Sea and herring fishing under proviso of their due payment of the Excise thereon. (Henry Guy to same, dated same, to the like effect.)Money Book VI, p. 425, Disposition Book V, p. 50.
Same by same to the Customs Cashier to pay last Michaelmas quarter's salary bill of the Customs, London port (except such patent officers as are paid by particular warrants): total, 5432l. 8s. 7d. for established salaries and 175l. 4s. 4d. for additional salaries, or 5,607l. 12s. 11d. in all.Money Book VI, p. 426.
Money warrant for 33l. 6s. 8d. to Sir Christopher Musgrave for half a year to Sept. 29 last on his fee of 100 marks per an. as Lieutenant General of the Ordnance.Ibid.
Same for 80l. to Bevill Skelton for 16 days (Sept. 30 last to Oct. 16 last) on his ordinary of 5l. a day as late Envoy Extraordinary to the States General of the United Provinces.Ibid, p. 427. Order Book I, p. 158.
Appending: certificate dated Oct. 16 last by Secretary the Earl of Middleton that on that day the said Skelton returned into the royal presence from said embassy. (Money order dated Nov. 13 hereon.)
Nov. 9.Money warrant for 726l. 8s. 0d. to said Skelton for a bill of extraordinaries as follows in his abovesaid embassy, after the disallowance of the 4th and 11th articles in said bill. (Money order dated Nov. 13 hereon.)Money Book VI, pp. 428–9. Order Book I, p. 158.
Appending: said Skelton's bill of extraordinaries for the period June 24 last to Oct. 17 last, "being the day of his return into England," as allowed Oct. 18 last by Secretary the Earl of Middleton, except the last article relating to Exchequer fees which is submitted to the Lord Treasurer's decision.
Appending: said bill.
for postage of letters and messengers to the Brill64005840
paid to a stationer and bookbinder for paper, wax, Gazettes and other prints280025100
for intelligence of all kinds73006680
for an entertainment to several persons at my audience de congé40003680
for physicians and apothecaries for several of my family for the whole time of my being at the Hague30002760
for gifts and rewards upon several occasions360032160
for Capt. Colt's and Capt. Slater's expence going to Amsterdam in searching for Ferguson240021180
paid for Sir Geo. Etheridge's letters to and from England900840
given to Mr. Everard at several times40003680
given to my correspondent at Utrecht when he was wounded 300 gilders and at parting 400 more70003680
expended in several journeys to Breda, Nijmeguen, Amsterdam and Lase [? last] to Loo to take leave of their Highnesses2,500022760
for a scrivener for transcribing the States' resolutions and other papers into English etc.1000920
for several vessels that carried my goods from the Hague to Rotterdam20001920
for freight of my goods from Rotterdam to Rouen in France1,100010000
for sending my horses and some of my servants into France by land66006000
for charges in packing my goods, [for] chests, mats and ropes etc., and charges of my own return into England and [that of] the rest of my family1,100010000
for messengers sent to the several [Dutch] Admiralties for his Majesty's special service and command 50 ducatoons157101470
to the States' greffier's clerk31102190
Capt. Rooth, an Irish merchant at Rotterdam, brings in a bill laid out for his Majesty's service in the time of the late Duke of Monmouth's rebellion218019180
paid the charges of the prisoner at the Busch5004120
fees paid at the Exchequer for 2,000l. paid me when I came from Holland5600
Nov. 9.Allowance by Treasurer Rochester of the account as follows of Roger Kenyon as Receiver of the forfeitures of Popish Recusants in co. Lancs, upon the process returnable in Easter term, 1684.Money Book VI, p. 431.
Prefixing: said account, as allowed July 20 last by Richard Graham and Philip Burton.
received of Thomas Leigh, sheriff of co. Lancs, being levied by him upon the said process49134
remained in the [said] Receiver's hands upon former accounts16374
received arrears of the mesne profits of the estate late Sir Thomas Preston's settled to superstitious use and recovered to the Crown27294
for the Receiver's and sheriff's poundage on 49l. 13s. 4d.626
for docqueting the process, making out all the warrants and schedules upon them200
for the [said] Receiver's half year's salary ending this Easter term5000
disbursed in the cause betwixt the Attorney General and Visct. Carrington for the mesne profits of Sir Tho. Preston's estate74172
for the Receiver's and his agent's charges in riding up and down the county for the better execution of the process500
for the Receiver's journey to London and stay there seven weeks in Easter and Trinity terms3500
for the charge of passing his accounts before the Auditor and in the Pipe [Office]3000
disbursed by warrant of the Treasury Lords in prosecution of clippers and coiners at London, Lancaster Assizes and elsewhere28106
for the Receiver's journey to London and stay there this Michaelmas term3000
Nov. 9.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the money of the Wine Licences now in the Exchequer, viz.Disposition Book V, p 50,
to Mr. Shaw for Treasurer Rochester's fee as keeper of New Park, near Richmond109100
to Mr. Sutton Oglethorpe10000
to Mr. Corbin2500
to Dr. Gibbon5000
to Nicholas Yates2500
Same to same to issue as follows out of the branches of the revenue directed to be this week paid into the Exchequer, viz.Ibid, pp. 51–2.
Out of the Customs.
to the Treasurer of the Ordnance2,00000
to Mr. Hern in [part] repayment of loan2,00000
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces2,00000
to Philip Packer for the Works for last Michaelmas quarter50000
Out of the Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces5,00000
to the Cofferer of the Household2,00000
to the Duchess of Portsmouth by way of advance1,00000
to Sir William Killegrew25000
to the Duke of Grafton75000
Out of the Hearthmoney.
to the Treasurer of the Chamber in part of last Sept. 29 quarter2,50000
to Mr. Graham for the Privy Purse1,00000
to ditto more, for Healing medals30000
to be paid into the Exchequer and reserved for the Lord Treasurer's disposal1,00000
Out of loans on the Linen Duty Act.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the Forces5,00000
(Same, dated same, to the Customs Cashier, enclosing the paper of the disposition of the Customs cash for the present week; said paper including the above four Customs items [payable out of the Exchequer] together with the following item [payable direct out of the Customs Office], viz., 2,000l. in part of last Sept. 29 quarter's salary bill of the Customs [London port].) (Same, dated same, to the Commissioners of Excise and Hearthmoney, enclosing the like paper of disposition of the cash of those branches of the revenue; said paper including for the Hearthmoney only the above four 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., 1,000l. to the Queen Dowager; 3,000l. to the Prince and Princess of Denmark.)
Nov. 9.Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. Being to the Lord Treasurer this afternoon an account of what is the duty and business of the surveyors of the landwaiters in London port.Out Letters (General) X, p. 14.
Same to Mr. Ange, enclosing some affidavits [missing], You are to enquire whether any of the moneys therein mentioned have been accounted for by Sir Tho. Pinfold.Ibid, p. 15.
Treasurer Rochester to the Earl of Bath. I have your letter of the 2nd inst. and have moved the King that you may come up as you desire. It is his pleasure that you come up as soon as you can.Ibid.
Henry Guy to Mr. Sugar. In reply to yours of the 6th inst. you are to continue to collect the rents as formerly ut supra, p. 955, until the Dean and Chapter of York make out their title to [the satisfaction of] the Lord Treasurer.Ibid.
Same to Mr. Kent, Customs Cashier, for a list of the patent officers of the Customs in London and the outports; and of their salaries.Ibid.
Treasurer Rochester to the Duke of Ormonde, enclosing a certificate and letter [both missing] from the officers of Needwood Forest, representing the great destruction of the King's timber and deer and other abuses there. It is in your power as Lieutenant and steward of said forest to prevent and remedy same. Please give order herein, especially for the preservation of the timber, which appears to be cut down and carried away in a very insolent manner.Ibid.
Henry Guy to the late Commissioners of the Navy. In reply to yours of the 5th containing an estimate of the moneys due to the company of the Bonadventure, Treasurer Rochester directs you to speedily pay same. He will furnish the money whenever you are ready for it.Ibid, p. 16.
Treasurer Rochester to Mr. Evans, late sheriff of Monmouth. I am informed by certificate of the Deputy Clerk of the Pipe that your account as sheriff for the year ended 1684, Sept. 29, is not yet passed. For such default sheriffs have [not unfrequently] been taken by a serjeant-at-arms. I give you this warning to perfect your account, otherwise I shall order a serjeant-at-arms to attach you.Ibid.
The like letter to Mr. Fish, late sheriff of co. Beds: for his account for the year ended 1685, Sept. 29.
Nov. 9.Treasurer Rochester to Sir Daniell Flemming. I am informed that one Thomas Cann of Cansgill and some others that are called Quakers near you are in some trouble, if not in danger of being ruined, upon account of their meetings; and that you were disposed to show them favour if you thought it agreeable to the King's pleasure, "which, I will presume to let you know, is not to have those poor people so troubled upon the account of their being Quakers only." If therefore, you find no other complaints against them you will be pleased to shew them what kindness you can.Out Letters (General) X, p. 16.
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners to report on (a) infra.Ibid, p. 17.
Appending: (a) two petitions of Mr. Hall and Mr. Tayer; separate affidavits of Jacob Vivian, Daniel Hawkins, Freind Hackett, Edmund Allen; deposition by Miles Edgar; a copy of the entry in the Seizures Book of the wine lees; the Chichester warrant signed by two waiters; the waiter's warrant for delivery of the wine lees at Newhaven; the warrant of the Customer and Comptroller of Chichester for passing 12 tuns and one hogshead as wine lees; and the Customs Commissioners' letter to Mr. Hunt, surveyor of Brighton, about taking Rhenish wine duty for the said lees; affidavit by Faithfull and Jervis and Mr. Carter's oath at Chichester.
Same to same to pass, Customs free, a cable of 14½ inches and two hawlers [hawsers] of seven inches shipped by the Navy Commissioners on board the William Merchant, Mr. Bennett master, being for his Majesty's ship Faulcon at Jamaica.Ibid.
Same to same to deliver to the Duke of Grafton goods as follow on payment of Custom, if oath be made that they really belong to him.Ibid, pp. 18–20.
Appending: bill of lading, dated Rouen, Oct. 22 last [o.s.] of said goods in French attested by J. Bertin [for] Jean Hacker, dwelling at London, and master of the ship Sara and Anne, being then at Rouen, to be carried to London, being shipped by Monsieur Guilhaume de la Rene to be delivered to Sieur William Bure.
To the said bill of lading is prefixed the schedule of said goods, being two lists in French (a) of goods (memoire des meubles) (including books, stuffs, beds, tapestries, furniture, an altar cloth and chasuble with what is necessary for saying Mass.)
"Eron et Leander" in five pieces 2¼ ells high by 4¾ ells broad; the whole lined.
Four pieces of great Houdenarde [Oudenarde] leaf [or verdure] tapestry, 22/3 ells broad by two ells high: the whole lined.
Four pieces of the same and of same dimensions.
Four pieces of a battle with borders of birds and fishes, 15½ ells broad by 22/3 ells high: two thereof without lining.
Three fine pieces of great personages representing the Metamorphoses of Ovid with borders of flowers, injured in many places, 82/3 ells wide by 2¼ ells high: the whole lined.
(b) list of pictures (memoire des tableaux quij ai reçu).
a virgin.
Madame Potenay.
Madame la Duchesse with Mademoiselle Barbe.
a great landscape.
a great pot of flowers and fruits.
Madame Barbe holding a bouquet of flowers.
a pot of flowers in which there is a cadran [? sun-dial].
a crucifix and the Magdelene at the foot of it.
the Duke of Northumberland.
Madame Barbe and the little Moor (le petit more).
a Magdalene.
a man with a corselet.
the Ascension.
a descent from the Cross.
two pictures of the father of the Duchess, in armour.
also a great [portrait] of the [said] father.
a great picture of the late King of England
a lady dressed in red holding a bouquet of flowers in her hand.
three pictures, landscapes, without frames.
the Duchess holding a Crown of laurels in her hand.
two pictures of Madame de Lescheville ["Les chenille"].
Madam Scroupe.
the Duke of Southampton.
the Duchess of Southampton.
the King of England as a little child.
our Lord bearing the Cross.
a picture of the Virgin, representing the infant Jesus, St. Joseph and a Saint.
our Lord ascending to Heaven.
the Baptism of our Lord.
the Adoration of the three Kings.
a woman as Magdalene.
the Virgin and the infant Jesus.
the Virgin, St. Elizabeth and St. Joseph.
a picture of fruits with a "carreau" and a peroquet.
two pictures representing two Saints.
a landscape presenting a bridge.
two great pictures of landscapes.
a picture of death on the Cross.
a St. Barbe.
the marriage of the Virgin.
a St. Heloine [? Helena].
three Magdalenes.
two descents from the Cross.
"St. Mary Esgiptienne."
a St. Anthony.
two Nativities ("nantiviter").
Deux Religieuses.
St. John.
two Virgins.
a Virgin and St. Joseph.
a St. Jerome.
a picture of another Saint.
a St. Peter.
a St. Francis de Salis.
a St. Francis.
another St. Francis dying.
a Christ in the Garden of Olives.
our Saviour whom the Jews are putting on the Cross.
our Lord carrying the Cross.
two Ecce Homo's.
an Adoration of the Kings.
"St. Epose" ["St. e Rose"].
a Saint praying.
a female Saint going to sup in a [cell or] prison.
three Reliquaries; the glasses broken.
a little child.
an Annunciation.
another descent from the Cross.
five portraits.
our Saviour in the Garden of Olives.
another Madame de Sesesque.
an oval picture of the Duchess of Southampton.
four other portraits in oval.
Nov. 9.Reference by Treasurer Rochester to Auditor Done of the account of Richard Graham and Philip Burton of [Crown law charges for] causes managed for the present King from 1685, Michaelmas, inclusive, to 1686, Michaelmas term, exclusive.Reference Book III, p. 400.
Prefixing: said account.
total disbursements4,378133
total moneys received [by the accountants out of the Exchequer]1,57190
balance due to the accomptants£2,80743
Same by same to Richard Graham and Philip Burton of the following paper.Ibid, pp. 403–4.
Prefixing: a paper of reasons why his Majesty should be at the charge of a retorna brevium for the Tower Liberty.
The great benefit and revenue that will accrue to his Majesty by granting a retorna brevium to the Tower Liberty.
Whereas there are several concealed lands in and about the Tower of London, there has very lately been a commission of enquiry and between 400l. and 500l. per an. in lands and houses very plainly proved to be the King's and to be concealed lands: which commission and return is now filed on record. Since this the Attorney General has exhibited an information of intrusion in the Exchequer Court and will have judgment thereon this term, and then his Majesty will be in actual possession of the premises and receive the rents and profits thereof for ever. This commission wants to be renewed for there are several other concealed lands and houses in and about the Tower Liberty to the value of 1,000l. per an. at least. The late commission was by depositions without a jury, the usual way. The reason for this was that the Tower officers without a retorna brevium are not authorised to retorn a jury, nor was it safe or proper to trust the sheriff of Middlesex in it; all Liberties being against his interest. So that until a retorna brevium be passed the King cannot have possession of what he hath [recovered] or shall hereafter recover. The revenue that the retorna brevium will annually bring to the King will be all the fines set and recognizances forfeited and may at the lowest estimate be guessed at above 200l. per annum.
Lastly, for want of settling the Liberty and boundaries there have arisen several quarrels, riots etc. and several suits at law and indictments thereupon betwixt Barking parish, Crutched Friars parish, Aldgate parish and the inhabitants of the Tower Liberty wherein the late King to vindicate the Royalty and indemnify the Tower inhabitants was at above 500l. charge during the Constableships of the late Earl of Northampton and Lord Alington. The retorna brevium will settle all things beyond any scruple or dispute and save all future charge upon such differences. "And whereas all the inhabitants [of said Liberty] are bound immediately on summons to come into the Tower and there take arms to defend the garrison for his Majesty, and whereas at present there are not above 30 or 40 bound so to do, when the retorna brevium is passed and all the places belonging to it incorporated together by retorna brevium his Majesty upon any emergent or sudden occasion will have 1,000 men at least at an hour's warning, without beat of drum, come into the Tower to the assistance and maintaining the place."
Nov. 9.Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the King's Remembrancer for a Commission for the perambulation of New Forest as follows: to be returnable within three [weeks] of Michaelmas next: the Commissioners to be Sir John St. Barbe, bart., Sir Ch. Bickerstaffe, kt., Tho. Agar, Surveyor General of Woods, Trent South, Jno. Fisher, Deputy Surveyor General of Crown Lands. Hen. Thornhill, Geo. Stanly of Paulton, co. Southampton, and Richard Graham, esqrs.Warrants not Relating to Money XI, pp. 374–5
Prefixing: articles of instructions for said Commissioners (1) to view and perambulate said Forest and certify its store of oak and beech at present serviceable for the Navy or likely to be so serviceable in future and what thereof may without prejudice be felled annually or triennially for supply of the King's Stores. (2) Certify the value of dotard trees in each Walk unserviceable for the Navy and how same may best be disposed of. (3) Certify what coppices there are, and of what growth; and what waste grounds may be made into nurseries. (4) Certify the estovers and fuel wood usually claimed and taken by the King's tenants or the inhabitants and as to their title thereto. (5) What calls of deer are now used in said forest and how many were in former times and may be necessary to be continued: what keepers and their salaries, and what fee wood or fuel wood belong to them and by whose assignment and whether any of them sell any wood or timber to their own use. (6) Certify the lodges and rails, their condition and what is a reasonable allowance for repairs; and what money or timber has been allowed to any of them within 10 years last past and how expended, "and whether it be for his Majesty's service to have so many lodges kept up at his own costs and charges." (7) What purprestures or incroachments have been made in any parts, and by whom, and how same may be demolished and laid down again; and what other spoils and abuses are done to the wood and timber trees and by whom. (8) All officers to assist you.
Report to same from the Customs Commissioners on the petition of Robert Breton and Thomas Frier as follows:—We find it is the very same [in nature with the] case mentioned in our report of Oct. 25 last [supra, p. 956] wherein we have offered our thoughts touching the illegality of importing wine from the Canary Islands direct to New England or any other of the King's Colonies or Plantations, the said island[s] having in construction and practice been constantly understood [to be] in Europe, although sometimes laid down in the map of Africa. Fryer has attended us upon this occasion on behalf of himself and Breton, and has declined the justification of the legality of such importation, declaring that he will not venture any more upon that trade for the future, and therefore has desired us to intercede with you that the bond given in New England for abiding by his Majesty's decree in the present case may be released. In consideration hereof we consider him a fit object of the King's grace and favour, and therefore advise that said bond may be given up.Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, pp. 204–5. Reference Book III, p. 395.
Appending: Reference dated Oct. 28 by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Robert Bretton and Tho. Fryer; petitioners shewing that their factors in Teneriffe, one of the Canary Islands lying in Africa, in April last laded 32 pipes of Canary wine in the ship Swallow, English built, Joshua West master, and consigned them to John Usher at Boston in New England, but on arrival there in June last said ship was seized by Capt. John George under pretence that it came there with wines from Europe and contrary to the Navigation Act was not laden in England: on which seizure a trial was had in the Admiralty Court at Boston, but the Court did demur giving any judgment therein, conceiving that the Canary Islands were in Africa and a decree was made for delivery of the ship and lading to petitioner's factor, on bond being first given in 255l. money of New England to abide such judgment as should be given in England therein: therefore petitioners pray his Majesty's gracious resolution in the premises, the said factor having done nothing contrary to the Navigation Act, as petitioners conceive, "and as by the opinion of the Attorney General hereunto annexed [missing, see supra, pp. 957–8] doth appear, and the trade directly from the Canaries to New England."
Nov. 10.Money warrant for 66l. 13s. 4d. each to Brook Bridges and Tho. Done for one year each to Michaelmas last on their fee of 100 marks each as Auditors of Imprests.Money Book VI, p. 433.
Henry Guy to Alderman Duncomb [Cashier of the Hearthmoney] to pay forthwith into the Exchequer 1,000 guineas of Hearthmoney, "and what the value of the guinnys are above the 1,000 left yesternight of that revenue undisposed you must place to your next [weekly Hearthmoney cash] certificate." Said guineas are intended to be issued to me for secret service. You must not fail of doing this to-day.Disposition Book V, p. 51.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue said guineas to me [Guy] as above by way of advance for secret service. "and particularly for his Majesty's own personal use."Ibid, p. 52.
Same to same to issue to me [Guy] for secret service and by way of advance 750l. out of his Majesty's dividend of the East India Company. The regular warrants for issue thereof shall be sent as soon as passed.Ibid.
Nov. 10.Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Lord Churchill in repayment of his loans the 2,000l. mentioned in the letter of disposition of yesterday supra, p. 989, as for Mr. Hern in repayment of loan.Disposition Book V, p. 52.
Warrant by Treasurer Rochester to the Customs Commissioners to employ Robert Burgoine (a landwaiter, London port) as a surveyor of the landwaiters ibid. loco John Stracey, lately deceased.Out Letters (Customs) X, p. 173.
Reference by same to same of the order in Council as follows on the petition of Robert Scott, bookseller; and of Treasurer Latimer's warrant annexed thereto.Reference Book III, pp. 400–1.
Prefixing: (a) said order in Council, dated Whitehall, 1673, Nov. 19, there being then present the King and 19 members, detailed, of the Privy Council. There was this day read at the Board the petition of Robert Scott, bookseller, now beyond the seas, setting forth that by Act of Parliament [14 Car. II, c. 33, § 19] old books are permitted to be brought in without imposition set upon them by the Act or by the Book of Rates, and but 12d. per cent. [is set] on all books unbound, printed in foreign parts, [but that] the Customs Commissioners now demand ad valorem Custom for old books bound, whereby petitioner will be a great loser for the present and will not be able to serve the kingdom in that kind any more: therefore since he has been the only person who to his great hazard and charge has driven the trade of furnishing this kingdom with choice of old foreign books from foreign parts etc., ut supra, Calendar of Treasury Books, Vol. IV, p. 428, therefore prays to be allowed to import such old books according to the rate of books unbound at 12d. per cent. Hereon the King being pleased to encourage petitioner in this his undertaking tending to the advancement of learning, did order Treasurer Latimer to give order to the Customs that petitioner may from time to time import old books bound according to the Book of Rates [and] unbound at 12d. per cent.
(b) Treasurer Latimer's said order dated Wallingford House, 1673, Nov. 28, ut supra, ibid.